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VOLUME 99 ISSUE 153
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THURSDAY, JUNE 8, 2006
Senators pick leader, budget clears vote
* NEW PRESIDENT VOWS a bid for the presidency ear-
TO UNITE SENATORS. lier this year, officials expressed .
By LYNDSEY LEWIS
Alligator Staff Writer
Student senators chose a
veteran lawmaker as their new
leader Tuesday night and took
another step toward approving
Student Government's $12 mil-
Mike Patrone, a former
Senate executive, was elected
to lead senators through the
Fall election under promises to
work tirelessly for students and
"unite these chambers."
"We've got several political
parties in this room, and the
Senate president should work
to bring those parties together,"
he told legislators.
Patrone won his seat with the
Gator Party last Fall and served
as the Senate's No. 2 official
until late March. He replaced
Lauren Mierley, who resigned
at last week's meeting.
Though he resisted making
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to lead the Senate.
"I've always thought that
you will do an incredible job,"
said Student Body President
John Boyles, who served with
Patrone as a Senate executive.
"I couldn't be more proud of
After selecting Patrone
as their new leader, offi-
cials grappled with Student
Government's budget for the
upcoming year, which is fund-
ed by more than $12 million of
Senators decided to approve
a set of final budget cuts, but
some officials argued there was
more work to be done.
Sen. Gavin Baker suggested
eliminating SG's $4,200 awards
budget. Most of that money
is used toward the end of the
Spring semester, when SG offi-
cials receive gifts at a banquet.
Sen. Ryan Nelson also advo-
cated changes to the spending
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By LINDSEY FRANCO
Top UF researchers are getting comfort-
able in their new, sleek offices and state-
of-the-art laboratories at the landmark UF
Genetics and Cancer Research Center.
"It's pretty much finished; they are
still putting finishing touches on some of
the interior. I'd say it's about 99 percent
completed," said Tom Fortner, UF Health
Science Center spokesman.
The building will likely be dedicated
and formally opened in September. In the
meantime, researchers and officials will
move in throughout the summer.
The massive, brick-clad structure,
which sits at the comer of Mowry Road
UF guard David
yesterday that he
would leave UF
because he did not
believe he would
playing time next
season. See story,
and Gale Lemerand Drive, will house the
UF Genetics Institute, UF Shands Cancer
Center, the Interdisciplinary Center for
Biotechnology Research and the C.A.
Pound Human Identification Laboratory.
"The key to having a better research
reputation than the one
UF we have now is having
Research excellent faculty and
K excellent grad students,"
UF Provost Janie Fouke
said. "You need an infrastructure for them
you need modem equipment, you need
spaces accessible for lots of faculty to do
'multidisciplinary and cross-disciplinary
The $85-million facility was paid for
with state funds, construction grants and
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Roads close for new hall
By LINDSEY FRANCO
Two campus roads will close Saturday
to prepare for the first construction stages
of Pugh Hall, the facility that will house
former U.S. Sen. Bob Graham's Center for
Union Road, which runs between
Dauer and Newell halls, will be cosed
permanently, said Scott Fox, director of UF
Transportation and Parking Services.
The $11.2 million Pugh Hall will sit on
Union Road between Buckman Drive and
Fletcher Drive, the tapered one-way
street that runs in front of the UF Student
Health Care Center, will close until August
to make way for the building's heavy un-
derground utility work.
"We're not talking about minor util-
ity work," Fox said. "We're talking about
A growing employee shortage in
Florida grade schools could grow to
"unprecedented heights" in the next
decade, according to a state report.
UF's College of Education is looking for
potential teachers who can fill the hole
left by the shortage. See story, pg. 4.
major, major utility work that impacts the
whole corridor the roadway and all
During the losing, part of Fletcher
Drive will be torn up because of the under-
ground work and then replaced.
"We're talking about major,
major utility work that impacts
the whole corridor the road-
way and all buildings."
UF Transportation and Parking Services
On Wednesday, Transportation and
Parking Services placed fliers on cars
parked throughout the area outlining the
closures and detour options. Traffic will
be detoured behind the health care center
and back onto Fletcher Drive just before it
meets University Avenue.
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THURSDAY, JUNE 8, 2006 U ALLIGATOR, 3
Homes to rise at Hull site
By JOEY CHINDAMO
Alligator Contributing Writer
If a proposed plan comes to fruition, new
homes could rise near the UF and campus
some traffic congestion on a major Gainesville
roadway could be alleviated.
A development project called Creekside
at Beville Run is planned for the area west of
the Park-and-Ride kiosk on Hull Road behind
the UF Hilton, said Peter Dautel, the project's
"We want to provide for the needs
of the residents so that they don't
have to go and drive to other places
for their daily needs."
Creekside at Beville Run developer
The focal point of the project is mass tran-
sit, to help alleviate the traffic congestion on
Southwest 34th Street and Southwest 20th
Street, Dautel said.
"(The plan is to) get everyone off the roads
and onto bikes, pedestrian walkways and
buses," Dautel said.
He added that this would allow students
better access to bus lines to campus.
Ten years ago, the city of Gainesville, the
regional planning commission and the county
started talking about a student village area in
proximity to UF, Dautel said.
"The plan back then was for a full-service
community that would allow for convenient
mass transit and a pedestrian-friendly com-
munity to give all the services that would be
required for daily student life," Dautel said.
The vision of the "mixed-use" project is to
provide residents the opportunity to have ser-
vices in the same complex as their homes, said
Marlie Sanderson, director of transportation
planning for the Metropolitan Transportation
"We want to provide for the needs of the
residents so that they don't have to go and
drive to other places for their daily needs,"
More than 1,000 residential units are cur-
rently planned for the project, which is still in
its infancy. The total cost of the project could be
"hundreds of millions of dollars," Dautel said.
UF charges for dial-up
By MELISSA THOMPSON
Alligator Contributing Writer
Beginning next month, UF will
charge a fee for its GatorLink Dialup
Services in an effort to recover costs
and assess the system's usage.
As of January 2005, about 4,000
and alumni used
^ ~ to access UF com-
and check their
e-mail, said Marc
Hoit Hoit, UF's interim
During the past two years, use
of the dial-up service dropped more
than 50 percent, causing service main-
tenance to become costly. It costs UF
about $200,000 to run the service, Hoit
"Two hundred thousand dollars a.
year isn't, in my mind, a justifiable ex-
pense for such a small number of us-
ers," he said. "I think students would
agree we spend that money on better
wireless or better labs."
As part of a dial-up migration
plan, users who wish to continue to
use the dial-up service will be charged
$5 for each month they connect to the
service. Users will be allotted 3,600
minutes of connection time and will
be charged 1 cent for each minute over
the base amount.
The plan was created to help re-
duce part of the $4 million deficit in
all UF information technology expen-
ditures and assess how many people
are willing to pay for dial-up services,
In December, Hoit plans to re-
evaluate the dial-up service migration
plan. He said he will consider the
overall demand for dial-up and the
costs recovered from the fees in mak-
ing a final decision.
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Fla. faces lack of teachers
* THE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION HOPES
TO PLUG GAP WITH NEW PROGRAMS.
By ALEX TIEGEN
Alligator Contributing Writer
Herbert Schwartz retired from UF's P.K. Yonge
Developmental Research School Tuesday. While
more leisure time might be in the future for
Schwartz, those responsible for keeping employ-
ees in Florida's grade schools won't have the same
A growing employee shortage in Florida grade
schools could grow to "unprecedented heights" in
the next decade, according to a November state
Board of Education report.
UF's College of Education is looking for po-
tential teachers who can fill the hole left by the
"Basically what's going to happen when the
baby boomers leave is that the wealth of experi-
ence goes away," said Thomas Dana, director of
the School of Teaching and Learning.
Florida's growing population and shrinking
class sizes are contributing to the shortage, he
"There's a need for teachers in Florida even
without the baby boomers retiring, and that's not
going away," Dana said. Bom in 1941, Schwartz,,
who has been an educator for more than 41 years,
is not considered a baby boomer. But he shared
some of the experiences the baby boomer genera-
tion of educators went through.
"We passed through the '60s and '70s," he said.
"Those were formative years. I think there was a
certain spirit of support and understanding."
College of Education Dean Catherine
Emihovich said women born into the baby-boom-
er generation were barred- from most professional
careers except for teaching.
"There was a kind of stability in the education
system that we don't have today," she said.
College students interested in teaching subjects
like math and science are attracted to higher-pay-
ing professional careers instead, Emihovich said.
Twenty-seven percent of the nation's teachers do
not have a degree in the subject they're teaching,
There were zero students concentrating in math
education and 10 students in science education
classes at UF last year.
UF One way the College of
'.i.:..,-. :, Education tries to attract
new teachers is through the
Site-Based Implementation of Teacher Education
graduate program, Dana said. Students can enter
the program with a bachelor's degree in any major
and qualify as a second-year teacher after complet-
-ing a year-long internship.
Deteriorating school conditions can also
bum out teachers. About 50 percent of teachers
around the nation retire after five years on the job,
"Even if we do get students who are enthusi-
astic, they get discouraged about the conditions
at schools, particularly high-poverty schools,"
Schwartz said teachers in the current genera-
tion need to be given more respect and paid more.
Study: Breasts at risk
By NANCY FISHGOLD
Alligator Contributing Writer
A new UF study shows evi-
dence that young girls may not be
able to breast-feed later in life due
to excessive pesticide exposure.
Elizabeth Guillette, assistant
scientist in UF's department of
anthropology, has studied chil-
dren ages 8 to 10 affected by pes-
ticides in rural Mexico.
Guillette studied the affected
group of children in Mexico's
Yaqui Valley, where farming is
predominant, and compared
them with the lesser exposed
group that resided in the foot-
hills, where ranching mainly
"These children were identical
in all aspects: eating habits, living
habits and so on," Guillette said.
"The only difference between
them was their exposure to pes-
That little variation resulted in
a huge difference in the children's
The exposed children in the
valley were developing adult-
sized breasts that had little
or -no mammary gland tissue,
which means that their ability to
produce milk will be inhibited,
Not only did Guillette find
differences in breast development
among children, but she also dis-
covered other side effects, such as
lower IQ scores, lower hand-eye
coordination and shorter memory
Guillette ran sev-
Public eral tests on children
Health in order to test the
various side effects.
"I would give the exposed
children a colored balloon and
then ask them about it 30 minutes
later," Guillette said. "A signifi-
cant amount did not remember
the color, and about 20 percent
didn't even remember that they
had been given the balloon."
The pesticides used in Mexico
are many of the same pesticides
used here in the United States,
so it is important that people are
aware of the side effects, she said.
UF fosters future engineers
Carol Reyes/ Alligator
On the rebound
Cameron Kinzer, 12, waits for a camper's ball before he can make
his shot at Billy Donovan's Basketball Camp in the O'Connell Center
on Wednesday. Kinzer is a part of the first individual camp session,
one of six offered throughout the summer. The camp is in its 11th
By JENNIFER POPEIL
Alligator Contributing Writer
Ask these girls which ingredient prevents
paint from clumping, and they'll give you the
Some might think they're engineers or sci-
entists, but they're not.
They haven't even made it to high school
Project Athena is a summer day camp at UF
offered to middle school girls. The program,
named after the Greek goddess of wisdom,
aims to increase the noiv-small number of fe-
males who go into the fields of math, science,
technology and, most importantly, engineer-
"We're just trying to get to the girls early,
maybe elementary school and maybe middle
school, and just say 'Hey, math is fun, science is
fun,'" said Karen Bray, coordinator of student
affairs in the College of Engineering, who has
run the camp for two years.
This summer's session, which started
Monday and ends Friday, has eight girls be-
tween the ages of 10 and 14.
Ashley Jamerson, 12, of P.K. Yonge Middle
School, said her goal is to be an engineer
in computer technology. Lauren Blumberg,
12, of Switzerland Point Middle School in
Switzerland, Fla., said she is interested in a
career involving math.
Bray said a majority of girls tend to lose
interest in these fields around elementary and
Getting girls to pursue their interest in math
and science at an early age will most likely stop
them from losing interest in those areas later
on, she said.
There are not enough women in the field of
engineering, said Bray, who works with the UF
chapter.of the Society of Women Engineers.
According to Deborah Mayhew, assistant
director in the College of Engineering, only 19
percent of engineers in the nation are female.
At UF, where more than 50 percent of stu-
dents are female, only 20 percent of College of
Engineering students are female. Three years
ago that number was 21 percent, showing a
slight decrease in the already low amount of
females pursuing a career in engineering.
Bray said some reasons that many girls tend
to lose interest in math and science in elemen-
tary and middle school are because they get
more involved with boys and because they are
pushed toward careers in education or social
Jessica Van Strander; a 20-year-old indus-
trial and systems engineering major and men-
tor with Project Athena, said that too few girls
are motivated to stay involved with math and
science at an early age because of how they are
influenced during that time.
"Often in middle school, the stereo-
type is that girls don't do math and
science, that it's for boys."
Jessica Van Strander
Project Athena mentor
She said she was encouraged by her parents
and teachers to believe that females could work
in the math and science fields just as well as
Van Strander said that stereotypical images
also tend to be a factor in turning girls away
from these fields.
"Often in middle school, the stereotype is
that girls don't do math and science, that it's
for boys," Van Strander said.
The camp itinerary for the week includes
a discussion on material science by graduate
student Diane Hickey ard a look at the million-
dollar spectrometer used to observe atoms in
UF's Major Analytical Instrumentation Center,
among other activities.
Bray said she hopes the girls in camp spread
the word to their female friends.
"We really need to get more women in en-
gineering in our nation and in the world," she
THURSDAY, JUNE 8, 2006 U ALLIGATOR, 5
Senator sets agenda
* NEW PRESIDENT READIES
PLANS FOR STUDENT.RENTERS.
By LYNDSEY LEWIS
Alligator Staff Writer
As the Student Senate's newest
leader, Mike Patrone plans to approach
pressing issues with care and compro-
mise, but he refuses to alter his stance
on one particularly contentious matter.
He doesn't want Corona, his newly
adopted Chihuahua, to be seen donning
the pink dog accessories favored by his
"I got [Corona] a little black collar
with spikes, so she wears that when
she's around me," he says with a smile.
Patrone, 21, thinks he's earned the
right to call the shots.
After spending a year and a half as
a student senator, Patrone was elected
as the Senate's No. 2 official last Fall.
When his term as second-in-command
concluded, he decided to forego making
a run for the Senate's top office.
"I didn't want to run and lose," he
says. "It's hard for people to decide
between two friends for Senate presi-
But when the Senate's former top
dog stepped down from her post,
Patrone knew he couldn't pass up the
"I decided right then and there I was
going to be the next Senate president,"
the accounting major says.
And, after winning the coveted ex-
ecutive slot Tuesday night, Patrone has
already pinpointed goals for his term.
Among the items on his legislative
agenda are creating a student textbook
exchange and tackling the "more every-
day, common" issues facing graduate
students, such as health insurance.
But one issue of especially high
importance for Patrone is off-campus
housing, which he feels is being threat-
ened by families trying to push student
renters out of their neighborhoods.
In order to fight the "discrimina-
tion" against stu-
Student dents who make
.their homes off-
Government officials and other stu-
dents must make their voices heard in
local politics, Patrone says.
"We've got a lot of weight," he says,
"and we're in a situation where we can
make demands from the city commis-
sion if we back it up by voting."
Although he has ambitious plans for
his tenure as Senate president, Patrone
is markedly different from other eager
"I have absolutely no ambition of
being Student Body president," he
says, choosing instead to leave a legacy
through his work with senators.
"I never want the list of things we ac-
complish to ever end," he says.
Pablo Nifiez prac-
tices Falun Gong,
a Chinese form
of meditation, on
noon on the North
Lawn. Followers of
Falun Gong are not
allowed to practice
the discipline in
China because of
New system to keep close eye on threats after storms
By RACHEL B. ANDERSON
Alligator Contributing Writer -
In August 2005, people all over the world watched in hor-
ror as Hurricane Katrina swallowed the historic city of New
Orleans, wreaking widespread chaos.
But the real monster was the aftermath.
Hundreds drowned in their homes, some starved to death,
others were poisoned by toxic water and more died from car-
bon monoxide inhalation.
In the aftermath of Katrina, Florida poison control experts
were experimenting with a new surveillance system to track
public health threats more closely, according to a UF press
Now, after fine-tuning it for two years, officials at the Florida
Department of Health and a UF toxicologist say the life-saving
system is ready for permanent action- just in time for the 2006
hurricane season, which began June 1.
"Nobody has a system like ours," said Jay Schauben, a UF
professor of emergency medicine. "Ours is the most sophisti-
Shauben is the director of the Florida Poison Information
Center in Jacksonville.
He said Florida's tracking system compiles data instantly
on the Internet, allowing state health officials to get help out
"We found that kids who were bored were
putting batteries in the mouth and swallowing
Florida Poison Information Center director
This electronic data is used to track case dusters in a specific
area. The key to the system is that the data is not limited to
zip codes, unlike the national system used when Katrina hit
Shauben said national officials had based their system to
cope with Katrina on Florida's design, but they didn't have the
tools to look any further than a zip code.
Florida is able to track health threats more specifically with
the names, addresses and phone numbers of residents having
From carbon monoxide and gasoline poisoning to con-
taminated food and water supplies, Schauben said experts can
pinpoint problems instantly and access the data from virtually
"Here you're catching it as it's occurring and focusing your
efforts on that specific area where it's occurring to try to stop
it," he said.
Shauben said the idea for the design came after Hurricane
Charley in 2004, when Florida officials noticed an increase
of carbon monoxide exposures, most of which were likely
spawned by generators.
But generators aren't the only problems.
"We found that kids who were bored were putting batteries
in the mouth and swallowing them," he said.
Even with a better tracking system to deal with the after-
math of hurricanes, Schauben said Floridians must prepare
and heed the warnings.
SG grapples with budget cuts
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plan, suggesting senators should cut
funding from several SG agencies and
eradicate the Senate's $2,300 budget
However, officials ultimately de-
cided to stick with the original'spend-
"This is the leanest budget there has
been in an SG administration for a long
time," said Student Body Treasurer
Student lawmakers have been
trimming costs for months since SG
officials were tasked with eliminat-
ing a $309,000 shortfall in next year's
Senators also looked ahead to the
Fall election, when newly appointed
Supervisor of Elections Brian Aungst
told them he was exploring several op-
tions for casting ballots including a
-controversial push for online voting.
"I will tell you I'm very averse to
the way elections have been run this
past year," said Aungst, a law student
and former senator.
Researchers move into new building
CENTER, from page 1
$30 million from the sale of stock from a
multimillion-dollar company UF researchers
The company, Regeneration Technologies
Inc., was based on UF research that devel-
oped a process enhancing bone implants in
"It's a perfect example of the research
productivity coming full circle," Fouke said.
"You have research, and the research spins
off a company, and the company generates
revenue, and the revenue is generated back
into the research structure."
The 280,400-square-foot facility is the larg-
est research structure on campus.- It is sepa-
rated into two six-story wings the genetics
wing overlooks Mowry Road, and the cancer
wing towers over Archer Road.
The building includes laboratories, animal
research facilities and a rooftop greenhouse.
Fortner said the center also has graduate
seminar rooms and a 150-
Researchers from the
College of Liberal Arts
and Sciences, the College
of Engineering, the
College of Medicine, and
the Institute of Food and
Fouke Agricultural Sciences will
also work in the building.
"Each of the colleges is big enough that it's
hard to reach out to people with similar in-
terests in different colleges," said Ken Bems,
director of the Genetics Institute. "Having
people from all different colleges physically
together will promote a kind of synergistic
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Mary Kay came knocking this week, and we snatched up
pink bag upon pink bag of her wares, desperate for a fresh
look after too many dull, dowdy days.
It was an ugly week, and no amount of concealer can
cover up this kind of damage.
We at the Department of Darts & Laurels were tired of our
pallid skin and the baggage beneath our eyes. We wanted an
extreme makeover, one without scalpels, implants or Botox-
We settled for old-fashioned beauty aids loads of lip-
stick, gallons of gloss and a plethora of polish.
Eyelash curler in hand, we sought out those in need of
some beautification, along a few others who thankfully
proved that beauty isn't entirely skin deep.
So cleanse your-face, pluck your eyebrows and moistur-
ize liberally as you read this week's easy, breezy, beautiful
Darts & Laurels
Conventional wisdom suggests that, with regards to
makeup, less is more. Here at the Department, we stick to the
belief that more means more, even if it means wearing more
foundation than Bozo the Clown. The key is to blend it in; no
one likes a ragged edge.
For blending it in and hanging tough amid unsightly al-
legations, we p:-"' a hold-on-to-that-feeling LAUREL for
Katherine Harris, the rowdy, rouged congresswoman seeking
the Republican nomination for a U.S. Senate seat.
As Florida's secretary of state during the 2000 election
recount, Harris was lampooned for her proclivities for heavy
eye shadow and body-hugging suits, but this year, we're glad
she's bringing some much-needed va-va-voom to the usually
staid campaign trail.
But sometimes it takes more than a short skirt to placate the
'We were still bleary-eyed, but our early morning haze did
not obscure the ugliness flashing across our television sets on
Tuesday morning. Sitting across from a hot-under-the-collar
Matt Lauer, one conservative pundit made a mess when she
defended her statement that some of the widows of the Sept.
11, 2001, terrorist attacks were hogging sympathy and reveling
in their husband's deaths.
We buff, tap and brush a not-ready-to-make-nice DART for
Ann Coulter, who proved that long blonde locks and longer
legs do not equal perfection. Coulter, the ravishing right-
winger, meant to use the "Today" appearance to plug her new
polemic, "Godless: The Church of Liberalism." Too bad she
spent less time writing the book than she did doing her hair.
Another well-groomed but well-bred figure took a
big tumble this week, but unlike Coulter, he emerged without
a single follicle out of place.
We pencil in a LAUREL for Russett, the Jack Russell terrier
that ran off the edge of a 450-foot cliff, plunged onto the rocks
below and emerged almost entirely unscathed. Russett was
chasing rabbits on a walk with his owner when he charged
over the steep British cliffside.
His own6r, obviously distraught, said he watched the
pooch plummet down.
The courageous canine suffered a few bruises, a cut lip and
a grazed paw nothing we can't hide with a few Band-Aids
and some Aqua Net.
Perhaps the residents of southern California were a little
too dolled up last year, but now they're dealing with the icky
We wrap up a this-fire-is-out-of-control DART for Los
Angeles County, where the number of syphilis cases rose 40
percent in 2005. Luckily, a few doses of antibiotics chase this
nasty bug away.
Now that's something we at the Department can appreci-
ate: a quick fix.
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e recently, President Bush has geared his already
tired political agenda back to homosexual mar-
iage and his previously proposed Federal
Since Bush usurped the throne of our economic em-
pire, Americans have faced endless inflation, rising fuel
pricesand a war that seems to be heading everywhere
but democracy. Regardless, our true American values
are still focused enough to concentrate on what is truly
important: defining marriage through a constitutional
In 2004, President Bush strived to raise political sup-
port from the conservative right wing by proposing a
constitutional amendment. The amendment failed, only
drawing 48 of the 67 Senate votes required to pass.
After Congress shot it down, metaphorically speak-
ing, Bush "spoke from those flames," promising yet
another proposal. While this may be a ploy to regain
political strength among the conservative right, there
is an underlying sentiment shared by many activists:
I remember playing Manhunt. One of us would
divert the attention of the seeker while others ran for
safety. Bush has tactlessly honed our seeking skills to
gawk at any social reform, and in doing so he has hin-
dered our ability to determine what requires our politi-
However inefficiently our government may be run-
ning, we wouldn't want to be reminded, and that is
what Bush seeks to do.
For example, he wouldn't want us to surmise that
Marines might have murdered 24 unarmed civilians in
Haditha in November, as recent news reports suggest.
He also wouldn't like us to ponder why we're spending
Dayron Leon 9 percent of our wages on fuel, how
Speaking Out he's enacting wire-tapping laws or
how cops in Texas have unconsti-
tutionally arrested bar patrons.
Among many, the President's responsibility is to
keep this country unified. If Bush were truly interested
in fighting terrorism, then his sole concern wouldn't be
He wouldn't act egotistically by admonishing a cer-
tain class of citizen in order to gain higher poll ranks.
A true leader at this point would focus on unify-
ing his people to fight the war on terrorism together.
Instead he has turned us against one another. We seem
to forget that we are in the middle of a war that will
affect our nation for generations to come, and we have
ironically targeted our forces against one another.
From 1957 to 1975 there were protests against the
Vietnam War. College students rallied and fought.
Americans were unified. We fail to compare with previ-
ous generations and their political activities. Yet blame
is due to the media, the next fashion trend and upcom-
ing "Scary Movie" sequels we all know will bomb ter-
Our political agendas have been replaced or di-
verted. Instead of contemplating trivialities like gay
marriage we should engage in questioning the value of
a president that seeks to divert our attention from issues
as critical as war.
Americans should see politics for what it is: a pleth-
ora of information. We just have to decide if we should
swallow or spit after chewing that information.
Our goal is easily understood and stated everywhere:
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SG open to all students, not just Greeks
Editor: In his Tuesday column, Ryan
Nelson argued that students with no affilia-
tions to the Greek community are incapable
of having the initiative to become involved
As a student who is not a member of
the traditional Greek community, I must
say that I have had no problems becoming
involved on campus, nor have many other
students whom I know. One is quite well
known: John Boyles, our Student Body
president. The resources are available to
students who seek them out and are diligent
in their efforts.
Nelson asks Boyles and Student Body
Vice President Lydia Washington to ex-
tend the deadline for Student Government
Cabinet applications. Why should the
executive branch punish those who were
able to follow deadlines and who showed
the proper motivation and drive to fill the
I believe that we are all fairly intelligent
here at UF, and for Nelson to suggest that
candidates who lacked experience with a
particular department would not be able to
quickly learn the ropes in order to serve is
He says he isn't pushing his party's agen-
da, but it's fairly obvious he has a hidden
motivation. I did not apply for Cabinet, I am
not involved in SG's day-to-day affairs, I can
simply see through a brackish argument.
In the future, please realize that with
over 600 student organizations, students
can be involved in what interests them. Not
everyone chooses SG or Cabinet, and to sug-
gest that this shows discrimination upon
non-Greek students by "the powers that be"
shows the lack of a substantive argument.
Senate's No. 2 official has many duties
Editor: It is with great respect for my
elected office that I feel compelled to refute
a seemingly recurrent misunderstanding
regarding my responsibilities as an officer of
our Student Government.
The idea that my position "exists solely
to fill the role of the president in his or her
absence," as alleged in this publication, is
erroneous on all counts. A thorough under-
standing of SG, or at least a decent reading
of statutes, clearly enumerates the Student
Senate president pro tempore's office as
much more than a mere backup to the Senate
president. In addition to chairing the Senate's
Replacement and Agenda Committee and
overseeing vacancy and committee appoint-
ments within Senate (323.33), the president
pro tempore holds a voting seat on the SG
Executive Committee (533.1) and chairs the
Americans with Disabilities Act Allocation
Your publication regularly advocates
transparency and free choice within SG on
campus, let alone abroad. As such, it puzzles
me why individuals so adamantly in sup-
port of duly electing officials would berate a
decision made not out of "convenience" but
out of the utmost deference to the essence of
Read through our governing statutes
before dismissing the office of president pro
tempore as a glorified backup official with
no other responsibilities. Unlike other gov-
ernments where the president pro tempore
exists solely to act in the Senate president's
place given a vacancy, our SG is organized
in such a way that the president pro tempore
does much more. Electing a Senate president
from the Senate-at-large opens up the oppor-
tunity to more students and ensures that the
Senate will continue its work under the most
qualified leadership, whether the president
pro tempore decides to run or not.
Senate President Pro Tempore
To save SG money, read news on Web
Editor: I'm sorry, but frankly I'm tired
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of everyone whining about The New York
Times as if it is the responsibility of Student
Government to provide the student body
with complimentary papers in the norn-
ing. It is not a right, but a perk for being a
student at UF. And at this time, it is not fis-
cally responsible to order the Times for a few
Summer A students.
SFirst, how many people get SG's moriey's
worth out of the papers?
During the regular school year I have
seen papers, barely perused, sitting in the
trash. That money would be better spent
adding newspaper recycling bins to our
Secondly, the Times makes most of its
articles freely available online. Why should
SG pay for something that's free?
We also have a library system whose
duty it is to keep us well read. And guess
what? They have online and print subscrip-
tions to the Times. Amazing, huh? So all you
have to do is wander over to the library or
sign in with your GatorLink to access any of
the superspecial TimesSelect pieces.
What this means is that people are ready
to complain and loudly at that over
things that they don't give a wit about. Use
your head, grow up and find the solution.
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By ANDREW JAEGER
Morningbell has been playing their
brand of sincere. dream, pop for the
last tour \ears.
They draw comparisons to several
well-known and well-liked bands, in-
cluding The Flaming Lips The Beatles
The group has two excellent LPs un-
der their belt, "Learning
b, Musical Montage'
and "Forgetting to Wake My theory
Lip." with a third in the start out as
works.only going t
The band consists ot
brothers Eric and Travi our
Atria. Evan Mitchell, and
Stacie Thrushman. Eric's Mornngbe
They have a comfort-
able, mature air about them and a
healthy sense of humor. It seems as
though they couldn't bieak up e\ en if
they wanted to
Originally from NIanu. they more
than paid their dues playing three-
hour shoi\ws to crowds more interested
in hearing Spanish hardcore or salsa
Mornmgbell is noiw i\ell estab-
lishtd in the Gainesville scene
The band has also gained national
attention They achieved their long-
time goal o.t playing the
Pndrea d before d
Morningbell perform during the Florida
town orlando on May 1*8.
Florida Music Festi\-al last month
and also freshly completed a tour
Tra vs'n. songwriting skill has
garnered him awards troim VH1
and the John Lennon Songwriting
Contest for the song-, "Learning
by Mu-ical Montage" and
"LUnder-water,' both off of the
album "Learning by Musical
Despite all this
s. when jou the industry.
band. you're lorningbell is
be as good as committed to
luencs. staying indepen-
Atria "I think ev-
guitarist and eryone starts Mor
alist out, and I think val i
I started out as.
oh. mavbe we'll get signed to a good
label, but now it's like, I don't want to
I'm perfectly happy doing what we re
doing. I can't imagine it being better
than this I don't think we're really
that interested in talking to industry
reps." Travis said
The band is excited about what
sounds to be an ambitious third effort.
featuring a Mornngbell which has
outgrown its influences.
"My theory i-,
when you start
,out as a band,
ym you're only go-
Jl g I HA ing to be as good
as your mitlu-
said. "I tlunk
That bands, in
Z ,* a perfect world.
.\ v'.. should come to
a point where
they go be-
4 "" yond that. I
"' feel like we're
at that point."
T h e
c Festival in down- r e r e d
"This is the
ningbell bassist Eric Atria performs with the band during the Florida Mi, ic
Andrea Morale, AOidgaior Staff
n downtown Orlando on May 18.
playing music in a
long time "
The band is taking a more organic
approach to the recording of the third
Travis said that the new album will
be much more collaborative
"Usually the way we would do
written albums in the past is I would
usually write all the parts and record
on an eight-track, and give it to them
and whichever ones they'd like \e'd
turn into band songs he said "I
wanted to get away from that, because
I find that once we start playing the
songs hi e the\ take on a whole new'
life, so I wanted to try and get that inlo
an album. It's going to be kind of con-
ceptual. It's a little top-secret
No date has been set for the album's
release, although they hinted that it
might not be until next year
Members of the band are In olved
in the lo.,al scene in a number ot
"I really do believe Ganmes ille is
in a Renaissance of sorts with local
music." said Trawils "There are a lot ot
really strong bands in this town ''
Eric has set up an independent la-
bel. Orange Record, through which
NMomingbell has released their al-
The label is also being u.ed to as-ist
age burgeoning artists from the
"1 hae a ver\ bad busine-s strat-
eg\." Enri said "My strategy, is to not
make any money off of it. I ]List want
to make a good product for band that
One band that grabbed Eric's at-
tention was local group ot eccentrics
"[They] were why 1 made it a la-
bel. because I really\ wanted to record
them They were just doing it as a
joke. but I was hke no. this needs, to be
real." he said.
If that wasn't enough Eric and
Travis. along with Collin \Whitlock and
lake MlcNlullen ot Ma\well Edison.
also pla,, as The Shitty Beatles. a
Beatles cover band And yes, the name
is a reference to Wayne's World
"Prett' much the reason I started a
band basically was I wanted to play
Beatles songs To me there's nothing
more fun than getting on stage and
doing that." Travis said.
The Shltty Beatles pla\ Friday at
Side Ba', and Morningbell has a num-
ber of -how- this -umnier For more
information, check out wwwr morning
bellonline con or w ww in\mspace coirn
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"Sex on the Avenue" takes
a break for this week but will
return next week with a special
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"Thank you to all the perverts who
voted for me."
Jessica Alba, upon winning an award
for her striptease in "Sin City," at
S Saturday's taping of the MTV Movie
Awards that will air tonight.
1. "The Break-Up" $39, 172, 785
2. "X-Men: The Last Stand" $34, 017, 247
3. "Over the Hedge" $20, 647, 284
4. "The Da Vinci Code" $18, 610, 187
5. "Mission: Impossible 1l" $4, 684, 544
M In 1984, "Ghostbusters" is re-
leased into theaters and becomes
a huge summer blockbuster hit.
10, ALLIGATOR S THURSDAY, JUNE 8,2006
Vera Bradley surges in popularity, sparks craze
By SHEM FLEENOR
The "Java Blue" Vera Bradley
bags recently hit an anxiously
"We just got a big shipment,"
said Mike W. Thibault, owner
of The Village Jeweler. "It's like
Vera Bradley manufactures
colorful and uniquely patterned
cosmetic bags, purses, tote bags
and luggage. From a distance, they
look like bandannas turned into
"New versions mean new color
combos," said journalism major
They're the most recognizable
trend at UF since
Ron Zook effigies.
The surge in You know w
popularity has been You can ne
widespread among many pairs
lady Gators, and
perhaps some fellas.
"They represent Kim
status and money," rn
said marketing ma- UF jo"r
jor Mandy Quinn.
"The fact that they
are so overpriced is probably the
same reason they are so popular."
Quinn has 20 Vera Bradley prod-
ucts. She got her first at age 11.
Sorority sisters are perhaps the
most noticeable groups toting them
For many sisters, the bags have
become more than just functional
art. They're identifying fashion
Sisters can choose a pattern and
have them custom monogrammed
with their initials.
They're not just popular among
college kids. The brand first gained
notoriety with moms and grand-
"I know lots of older ladies who
have them," Agnello said. "It's not
just a younger-generation type of
thing. My mom just bought some
new purses, and my grandma gave
me my first one."
The tote bags are especially
popular among mothers of young
children. Somehow, the bags make
toting Huggies look fashionable.
College girls jumped on the
bandwagon because of the unique
patterns and vivid colors. They
are machine-washable and light-
weight, making them great for
round-trips or shacking up. They
can hold several books, folders and
The trend is even chic among
high school and middle school
So, who exactly is Vera Bradley?
"A really rich woman with
good style," Agnello
at they say: Vera Bradley is
er have too not actually a per-
of shoes or son at all. She's a
es The brand is the
brainchild of two
nello longtime friends:
sm major Patricia Miller and
Waiting to board a flight in
Atlanta, they came up with an idea
that would ultimately revolutionize
the luggage industry. In luggage,
Miller and Baekgaard didn't just
see function, they saw a canvas.
The idea for Vera Bradley was
born, and now the brand has had
a loyal following for more than
"You know what they say: You
can never have too many pairs of
shoes or purses," Agnello said.
Miami Heat guard Dwayne
Wade has every pair of Air
Jordans. Each year, weeks before
the new line of Jordans hits shoe-
store shelves, scores of sneaker-
heads from around the globe
flock to Niketown, just outside of
Beaverton, Ore., the site of Nike's
headquarters and a mecca for col-
In some neighborhoods, being
the first guy on the block with
the new pair is a status symbol.
Having the most pairs in the new-
est condition sometimes becomes a
Agnello doesn't see the same
type of pettiness when it comes
to Vera Bradley merchandise, not
with her friends.
"I might be jealous for a second
if that's the purse I want, but other
than that, there's really no issue of
who has the best purses."
She has five Vera Bradley purs-
es, along with some luggage and
Thibault has carried Vera
Bradley for 10 years. He's seen the
brand slowly gain momentum.
"They weren't very popular at
first but have really taken off in the
last four years," he said.
Part of the brand's cult fol-
lowing and newfound surge in
popularity stems from its biannual
tradition of retiring two styles and
replacing them with new ones.
"What happens is that you start
with one bag then want to collect
several as a set," Thibault said.
"Some customers get addicted, like
The Village Jewelers sell around
$300,000 worth of Vera Bradley
merchandise a year.
They carry around 300 varieties.
Their $100,000 annual account with
Hope Diamonds allows them to
carry new patterns 30 days before
Thibault has spent lots of
money building brand awareness.
in Gainesville. Urban Meyer, Billy
Donovan and Steve Spurrier have
all done commercials highlighting
The advertising appears to have
Public relations major Krista
Gilligan isn't following the craze,
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"I think a lot of them are
cheesy," she said. "A lot of people
just like them because of the name,
because they're a trend."
Her mom got her a tote bag.
"I don't like it very much," she
Though Gilligan's not inter-
ested, many people are.
Vera Bradley continues draw-
ing attention in places other than
"I was on a plane going to
Michigan, and some lady stopped
me to tell me how cute she thought
my bag was," Agnello said.
Andrea Morales / Alligator Staff
Vera Bradley's signature patterns can be seen printed on a variety of
bags and accessories.
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MTV Awards promise fun
nothing screams summer like the
/ MTV Movie Awards.
- After idling around in the
weeks after classes ended, it's a relief to
finally have something important to do,
like watch Paris Hilton be honored for her
performance in "House of Wax."
Beyond the serious functional duties of
an awards show dedicated to recognizing
such memorable performances in American
cinema, the show promises another fun
night of glitz and glamour, hosted by none
other than "Sin City" and "Fantastic Four"
star Jessica Alba.
Tune in tonight at 9 to make Jordan
sure you don't miss the show's
classic opener with all the 4)
funny movie spoofs. Actually,
scratch that. Half the fun is
seeing what the celebrities are
wearing, so you'd better make
that 8:30 p.m. to catch the pre-
The front-runners this year are
"Wedding Crashers" and "The 40 Year-
Old Virgin," with five nominations each.
Other big-ticket favorites include "Batman
Begins," "Harry Potter and the Goblet of
Fire," "Hustle & Flow," "Sin City" and
"Star Wars Episode III: Revenge Of The
Sith," which have garnered three nomina-
Alba may find herself pulling double
shifts, as she herself-is nominated for three
awards: those for Best On-Screen Team
and Best Hero in "Fantastic Four" and for
Sexiest Performance in "Sin City." It may
get a little awkward for her if she wins, but
at least she won't have much of a walk to
The great thing about the MTV Movie
Awards, though, is that there is no conflict
of interests there. Alba received the hosting
gig because she's such a hot actress right
now, and she received the nominations
from viewers for the same reason. All of the
nominations and winners come directly
from fan's votes, which is what makes the
show so crazy and unpredictable every
year. Like Rob Schneider being nomi-
nated for Sexiest Performance in "Deuce
Bigalow: European Gigolo." Crazy.
Everyone's favorite category, Best
Kiss, has sized up to be steamy as usual.
Will it be the pimp-and-ho duo
a Fyne Terrence Howard and Taraji
Henson in "Hustle and Flow,"
real-life couple Angelina Jolie
and Brad Pitt in "Mr. & Mrs.
Smith," the gross-out make-out
session between Anna Faris
Sand Chris Marquette in "Just
Friends," hot-and-heavy Rosario
Dawson and Clive Owen in "Sin City," or
the controversial lip-lock between Heath
Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal in "Brokeback
MTV fans tend to favor same-sex kisses,
but in the past, they've tended to be either
girl-on-girl action (Sarah Michelle Gellar
and Selma Blair in "Cruel Intentions") or
goofy guys trying to earn some girl-on-girl
action (Jason -Biggs and Seann William
Scott in "American Pie 2"). Whether ornot
a serious display of homosexual love could
win is still up: in the air.
The only way to find out is to spend the
night in. So pull up a couch, grab a bowl of
popcorn and watch your favorite stars act
shady in sunny California in order to bring
home a coveted golden popcorn trophy of
their very own.
The Oaks Mall, art and craft show: The Oaks Mall Art & Craft Show, 10 a.m. 0 0
to 9 p.m., runs through Sunday, free
Common Grounds, live music: Against Me!, New Mexican Disaster Squad, Fake Problems,
10 p.m., $10
The Side Bar, live music: The Shitty Beatles, The Why Nots, Sovus Radio, Rachel
Shenkman, 9 p.m., $5
The Chief Theatre in Chiefland, play: "The Chalk Garden," drama in two acts, runs Friday
and Saturday at 8 p.m., and Sunday at 2:30 p.m., $6
Fus Restaurant and Lounge, live music: Jazz, 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., free
Acrosstown Repertory Theatre, performance: An Eclectic Night of Music, Dance and
Theater, 8 p.m., $8 sliding donation
The Side Bar, live music: Edan Archer, Conrad Grey, Amanda Garrigues, 9 p.m., $5
First Baptist Church of Gainesville, gospel concert: The Georgians Quartet, 6 p.m., free
Goerings Book Store, discussion: Writers Roundtable, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Common Grounds: karaoke, 10 p.m., free
Eddie C's: karaoke, free
Local band holds CD release
By DANIELLE WARNER
Edan Archer can finally see her friends
After eight long months in a home studio,
Edan Archer and her band, also called Edan
Archer, is emerging with their first album,
"Blood of a Witch."
They are having a CD release party this
Saturday at The Side Bar.
"It's fitting that our CD release'
should be in Gainesville because I feel stror
it's our hometown," said Archer, (Police St
the lead singer and guitarist of exactly wh,
the band. "Our friends are here, it's not a lo
and they haven't seen us for political m
the better part of a year because
we've been busy recording it." Edan
Archer, 26, has been writing E gui
music since the tender age of 5
but only recently put the band
together. She started scouting the local jazz and
Latin scenes to find band members after drop-
ping out of a graduate music program at UF.
"I was living out my Plan B at 25, so I
changed my plan," Archer said.
The .band is now composed of Archer;
Morgan Faith, Archer's sister, on background
vocals; Eric Liebner on bass; John Jackson on
the drums; and Will Morgan on lead guitar.
Though she said it is -hard to classify their
music, Archer describes the band's sound as
"folky pop rock with an organic feel."
Suitably, "Blood of a Witch" is an eclectic al-
bum. Most of the songs, which Edan writes in
the initial stages using just her guitar, are pop
rock, but some draw influences from Latin,
jazz or reggae music.
Several of the songs on the album are sung
entirely in Spanish.
One of Archer's favorite songs on the al-
bum, "Police State," is about police abuse, a
cause that Archer is passionate about.
"I feel strongly about it," Archer said. "It
says exactly what I feel, and it's not a love
song. It has political meaning to it."
Another song on the album,
ly about it "Don't Drink the Water," was
te). It says written when Archer was in
SI feel, and Boston following the Sept.
song. It has 11 attacks. The title refers to
aning to it. the advice Archer received
from a Bostonian about how
ad singerand she shouldn't take any public
rist transportation or drink any tap
Edan Archer are already re-
cording their second album, despite the fact
that their first hasn't officially released yet.
"We're just going to make a party of the
release," Archer said.
The CD release takes place Saturday at The
Side Bar. Entry costs $5 and starts at 9 p.h.
Conrad Grey Band and Amanda Garrigues will
be the opening performers, and Edan Archer
will perform at midnight.
For more information on Edan
Archer or to hear their songs, check out
www.edanarcher.com or www.myspace.com/
Saigon Legend serves
eclectic Asian dishes
S've always said that if
you look hard enough,
- you can find some really
great hole-in-the-wall restaurants
in Gainesville. It's certainly hard
to spot, but Saigon Legend, on the
corer of University Avenue and
13th Street (and across
from the T.I.S. College Ken
Bookstore), has some
of the best Vietnamese
food in town.
Getting to the park-
ing lot is a head-on colli-
sion waiting to happen, im -
and homeless people
are known to harass students for
money in the parking lot, but luck-
ily Saigon Legend is within walk-
ing distance of campus.
As with most Asian restaurants,
the service is lackluster. There's
only a handful of employees who
speak English, and. most of the
time, I see patrons with deer-in-
the-headlights looks on their faces.
Nonetheless, their food and prices
make up for the dreadful service.
Nothing on the menu exceeds
$7.25, with appetizers such as
Spring Rolls as cheap as $1.75. This
is the perfect place to get some
great food for the budget-con-
The eclectic menu serves up a
few phenomenal traditional fa-
vorites, such as Pho Soup ($5.75),
Mongolian Beef ($7.25) and Orange
Chicken ($6.50). Straying from the
norm, I recommend the Crispy
Noodles ($7.25), served with your
choice of chicken or pork on a bed
of crunchy fried noodles and veg-
gies. It's to die for, and
leng I've been known to have
two orders of it every
Want to eat healthi-
er? Try the Bo Xao Bowl
($6.50), rice noodles with
lettuce, bean sprouts
and your choice of meat
(or tofu). Whatever you choose on
the menu, you can be sure of two
things: It'll be delicious, and it'll be
ready before you can finish your
glass of water.
There's certainly nothing fancy
about Saigon Legend, and it's not
the kind of place to take a girl on
the first date (unless she loves
food as much as I do, in which
case you're in trouble). The decor
is minimal, the tables are plain and
the place is small.
But when the tantalizing aroma
of your food fills the air, nothing
else matters. If you're looking for
great food at a great price, and eat-
ing pseudo-Asian food out of little
.trays has just lost its novelty, go to
Saigon Legend .
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12, ALLIGATOR u THURSDAY, JUNE 8,2006
Dance studio hosts wide variety of dance classes
he dancers are bouncing about, reel and how to keep the rocking steps of a
twirling and weaving through strathspey appropriately slow.
-- one another as traditional Scottish "There are thousands and thousands of
music blasts from the speakers set up at Scottish dances," Wilson said. "Lots of old
the north end of the room. favorites."
My friends and I, first-timers to the While new dances are still being cho-
Gainesville Scottish Country Dance reographed today, many of the "old fa-
Society's Tuesday night class, clap along. vorites" have been around for centuries,
Norma Wilson, who has been teaching she said.
Scottish dancing in Gainesville The Royal Scottish Country
since 2002, said the dance is Sharon McClintic Dance Society, a United
called Clumsy Lover, and its Kingdom-based organization
steps are very old. devoted to preserving and
My fellow beginners and I promoting traditional dance,
have just spent over an hour maintains a Web site that states,
struggling with the most basic "Today the term 'Scottish
elements of this dance. Country Dance' embraces the
As the class comes to a close, social, usually progressive,
Hannah Castillo, a 21-year-old majoring in dances of Scotland which have evolved
criminology and psychology, leans over from many traditions and are danced
to tell me we are coming back to the class throughout the world with much pleasure
until we have the ability to perform some by Scots and non-Scots alike."
of the more impressive Scottish dancing The Web site notes the popularity of
moves. Scottish dances that arose in England
We are only halfway through the three- during the rule of Elizabeth I, stating that
hour class that night, and the soles of her court was "much taken with all things
my feet are already black and sore from pastoral and the figure dances of the coun-
dancing barefoot. I do not own the proper tryside, many set to Scottish or Irish tunes,
footwear. became very popular and were called
I am tired, but our classmates have been Country Dances."
encouraging, and the high-energy dances Traditional Scottish country dancing
have got my endorphins pumping. is now promoted and preserved in" dance
Spending more Tuesday nights in the classes and events such at the Grandfather
wide, wood-floored dance studio doesn't Mountain Highland Games in North
sound like a bad idea. After all, perhaps Carolina, to which several members of
one day I will actually get the hang of these Wilson's class will travel this July.
motions reels, jigs and strathspeys. Scottish dancing is also preserved by
A week ago I couldn't have defined the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society
the terms and certainly didn't imagine I in their efforts to gather and publish infor-
would ever find myself trying my best to mation on it and to provide instruction in
remember which way to figure-eight in a the traditional dances.
Here in Gainesville, Wilson's class
meets every Tuesday from 6:30 to 9:30
p.m. at the Gainesville Dance & Music
Association's 308 W. University Ave. loca-
Her class is one of several offered
through the association, which specializes
in folk dancing from around the globe.
The GDMA was founded by the asso-
ciation's current president, Tara Bolker,
"She is really involved in a couple dif-
ferent types of dance groups in Gainesville,
and her dream was to have a facility avail-
able for dance and music people in the
Gainesville area, particularly folk dancers
and folk musicians," she said.
The GDMA offers classes in different
disciplines every day of the week.
The variety of classes range from
English, Irish and Scottish country danc-
ing to Israeli dancing, salsa and waltz
For a schedule of classes and additional
information, visit the GDMA Web site at
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THURSDAY, JUNE 8, 2006 ALLIGATOR,13
World Cup gives excuse for daytime indulgences
By HUNTER VOLPE
If you're a typical college student taking
classes in the summer, a big part of your nor-
mal college life might be missing. The answer
could be daytime drinking.
Fortunately, the grand excuse has arrived
with the World Cup, starting tomorrow.
Because some games start as early as 9 a.m.
Gainesville time, you don't have to feel like a
raging alcoholic to crack one open to go with
your bowl of Cheerios.
Fourth-year nutrition major Kevin Albert
claimed he would drink if he had some people students don't consider it a big deal," which
together and they made an event out of it. could keep most sober.
"I usually look for an Local bars will be a
excuse to drink, and this is a I usually look for an excuse good place to congre-
good one, but I'm just saying to drink, and this is a good gate with your new-
I may only do it once or twice one, but I'm just saying found soccer-hooligan
for the first round." I may only do it once or friends.
He noted his doubt that twice for the first round. Places like Gator
many students would skip City Sports Grill and
a liberal amount of classes Kevin Albert The Swamp Restaurant
because the number of classes UF nutrition major aren't doing anything
is so limited in the summer to out of the ordinary, so
begin with. you can bring all of your
Albert guessed that "50 percent of the friends, have the place all to yourselves and
enjoy the daily drink specials.
A bartender at Gator City Sports Grill did
say that if the U.S. makes it deep into the
tournament, some special bar events should
Opportunities like this only come around
every so often. Because the World Cup is every
four years, this could be your only chance to
experience it during college.
America's first game takes place at noon
Monday against the Czech Republic.
Take advantage of your chance to curl up
with a patriotic Sam Adams and support your
nation whenever you can.
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UF. Inc everything + pool, gym, sundeck.
Starting at $410/mo. 336-9255.
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.
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2BR/2BA LUXURY Flat
FREE Tanning, WID, Huge 24 hr. gym,
PC lab, Gated, Pet friendly,
All amenities,Free Cable w/HBO and Show,
Filling fast for Fall 377-2777
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Recenly remodeled. Next to pool. Walk to
campus & bars. 1518 NW 4th Ave. Apt F.
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4BR/2.5BA ownhouse $1100/mo
3BR/2BA House $1100/mo
1 BR/1 BA Dck Pond $495/mo
Ask about Move-In Specials!
30+ Properties Available!
1 AND 2 BR APTS
available in downtown Historic district.
Ceiling fans, central heat/air. No dogs. first,
last, sec. 378-3704 8-23-25-2
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
TOP QUALITY, GREAT LOCATIONS.
Upscale 1 & 2BR apts 1 blk to campus N&E
side. Year leases avail beginning summer
or fall. No pets. K&M Properties 372-1509
3-4BR Houses, 1-2BR apts. Spacious, ef-
ficient homes with updated kitchen, tiled
floors. Biking distance to campus. Large
fenced yard. Pet friendly. $475-1225/mo.
3BR/2BA 515 NW 51st. St Near Gainesvill-
Health & Fitness. Fireplace, screened IP.iai,
garage, W/D. Avail. Aug. 1st. $1275/mo. Call
3BR/2BR 3401 NW 7th PI. Over 2000 sq
ft. large living, dining & family rooms. W/D,
Great location. $1300/mo. Avail Aug. 1st.
Call 333-9874. 6-8-14-2
*** 0.8 MILES TO UF***
Historic apts. & houses. Near downtown 1-4
BR, wood firs, high ceilings. $325-950/mo.
HOUSE- HUGE 4x2
Bike UF, central AC/heat, W/D, DW, icemak-
er, disposal, giant garage, fenced yards, no
dogs. $1490 665-8166 8-24-29-2
HOUSE LARGE 4 x1
Norman Hall/Sorority Row area, central
AC/heat, wood floors, totally remodeled, DW,
icemaker, W/D, pets maybe. $1490. 665-
4BR/2BA house convenient to UF, Shands,
VA, Horse Teaching Unit, shopping and res-
taurants. Large privacy fenced yard. Huge
oaks, quiet area. Pets negotiable. $1350/
mo, Call 262-9131 6-22-12-2
Historic house 2 blocks to UF. Wood floors,
high ceiling. 2BR $800; 3BR $1200. New
kitchens, AC, W/D. Ideal for grad/prof stu-
dents. Avail Aug. 352-283-3819 6-8-8-2
CONDO ON CAMPUS
Close to Shands. Easy to gym, to bus stop.
W/D. Brand new paint & ceramic tiles.
$1230/mo. Call 954-325-6375 6-8-8-2
OOVERY QUIET 2Br/1 Ba CONDO@
Pool. Steps away from Shands, VA, Dental,
Vet Med, Health Science, etc. & heart of UF.
Grad or professional pref $885/mo 262-0444
* 2/1 CONDO. NEWAPPLIANCES/TILE *
W/D hookup, screened patio. Credit check.
2 year lease. Private backyard. SW area.
$650/mo. Call 374-4216. 6-8-8-2
3BR/2BA HOUSE 710 NW 54th Terr. Fenced
yard. All appliances, W/D. Great location
$900/mo. Call 333-9874. 6-8-8-2
No app or pet fee. 2BR on cul-de-sac. Avail
now. Privacy fence. W/D hook-up. 7214 SW
44th PI $495-525/mo. Private owner. Leave
detailed message 352-331-2099 6-8-8-2
S For Rent
Ask About Our Move In Specials
Large 1, 2 & 3 bdrm Floor Plans;
Furniture Packages Inc. Washer/Dryer;
Workout Rm, Tennis Court; Swimming Pool;
Sauna etc. Mon-Fri 9-6, Sat 10-5
700 SW 62nd Blvd 371-8009
Ask About Our Move-In Specials
Individual Leases: Furniture Packages,
IncI Washer/Dryer, FREE Hispeed Internet;
Every Unit is an End Unit
Mon-Fri 9-6, Sat 10-5, Sun 1-5
701 SW 62nd Blvd 373-6330
Luxury 2/2 condos
Avail Aug 2006 For Sale or Lease
Corner of NW 3rd Place & 14th Street
1 BR apt $400/mo
611 NW 34th Dr. Call 372-4903 6-8-7-2
Walk to UFI
Newly remodeled studio
condos in Prairiewood, only
1 mile from UF. $450 per
month. Call 352-215-5155. 6-22-10-2
Walk to UF, 6BR/2BA 2-story home, centA/C,
cff street parking. $2100/mo, avail 8/4. 1004
SW 6 Ave www.edbaurmanagement.com
1731 NW6th St. 375-7104 8-16-22-2.
3BR/2BA, near UF, 414 NW 10th St. $1100/
mo. Avail 7/7. www.edbaurmanagement.com
1731 NW6th St. 375-7104 8-16-22-2
2BR/1.5BA Shellrock Villas
6141 SW 8th Ln, $550/mo, Avail 6/1.
1731 NW6th ST. 375-7104 8-16-22-2
HISTORIC SEAGLE BLDG 6 blocks to UF.
2BR/2BA newly tiles. Grad or prof student
.only. No pets, no smoking. $900/mo. Garage
parking & sec sys. 7th floor Great view. Call
DUCKPOND cottage. $535. Spacious 1BR
with wood floors & beamed ceilings. No
dogs. 1 cat @ $15 mo. 1st, last, & $350 sec.
required. 377-4217 6-20-8-2
2BR/1 BA DUPLEX
behind Norman Hall. Cent H/AC, fans. 1117
SW 7th Ave. $575/mo. 3724903 6-8-5-2
Walk to Shands, vet school, VA, 1BR. $500/
mo; 2BR $650/mo. 1700 SW 16th Ct. Pvt
condo owner in former Summit House Apts.
Pool, CHA,, laundry, quiet, very spacious,
carpet, clean, avail now. 352-376-0080 6-
ROCKWOOD VILLAS CONDO
3BR/3BA townhouse. Available Aug 1, 2006.
Convenient to UF and SFCC. Bus routes.
$1050/mo. NS, no pets. W/D included. Call
SPACIOUS 1BR CONDO
New appliances, W/D, ceramic tile floor, 4
blocks to Shands and UF. Available May.
$640 + deposit. 371-9520 6-8-4-2
HOUSE FOR RENT!
3BR/2BA fenced yard heated pool, screened
porch, garage, A/C, W/D, etc. Rent $1200/
mo. 1844 NW 42nd Ave. Call Campus Realty
2/1.5 condo. Very clean. Includes W/D,
screened porch, security system, fireplace.
Has plenty of storage. Near campus and
shops. $700/mo. 352-278-0304 6-13-5-2
HIGHLY HIGHLY HIGHLY
Great location in luxury community. Beautiful
pool area & gym. DSL, util, & cable. 1 yr
sublease starts Aug. 305-318-5816
'0 For Rent
Spacious Rooms in Great Locations
You must see this 5BR/3BA
Over 2300 sq ft to enjoy
Just a bike ride from campus
Call Eric for details. 352-682-7424 6-13-
New 3BR/2BA house. A few blocks from UF
Law School. 125 NW 24th St. See floorplan
atwww.bellaproperties.net. $1750/mo. 335-
3BR/2BA HOUSE. Double carport, screened
back porch, fenced backyard, close to
shands & uf. $900/mo. Available Aug 1st.
4BR/4BA CONDO. $13001mo or
$325/room. Private baths & balcony.
WID, micro, close to campus! Photos:
www.rentalworkshop.com 870-0904, 318-
311 "LILLY" HOUSE $1050/mo. wood
floors, W/D hook-ups, enclosed front &
back porch, central AC & close to cam-
pus! Photos: www.rentalworkshop.com
870-0904, 318-4553 7-13-10-2
412 "GARDEN" HOUSE $1300/mo. Super
close to UF walk to school! W/D hook-
ups, Porch, New Appliances, central AC,
Photos: www.rentalworkshop.com 352-
870-0904, 318-4553 7-13-10-2
1 & 2BR COTTAGES & APTS. $475,
Central heatlAC, W/D hook-ups, wood
floorslcarpet, historical downtown! Cute
& MUST SEE! 352-870-0904 or 352-318-
Farm House on Lake in Waldo
Quiet, peaceful country living. 3BR, fire-
place $850/mo 373-2728. Call after 5pm.
2BR HOUSE FOR RENT
1BR avail now. 2 for the fall. Walk to UF!
Gorgeous house, hot tub, behind Swamp
restaurant looking for college age students.
Call 612-790-1096 6-22-7-2
* 4BR/2BA House near UF $1200/mo
* 5BR/2BA House near UF $1350/mo
* 4BR/3BA House 2 acres $1450/mi
Pear Tree Realty, Inc.
REALTOR 352-335-3802 7-18-10-2
* Near UF 2BR/2.5BA condo. Pool $725/mo
* Near UF. 1 BR/1 BA condo. $500/mo
* 3BR/2BA mobile home. $600/mo
Pear Tree Realty, Inc.
REALTOR 352-335-3802 7-18-10-2
NEW LUXURY 1/1 FOR RENT
Free H20, cbl, & hi-speed internet. DW, W/
D, tile & covered parking. 1220 SW 1st Ave
-1 block to UF
Campus Realty 692-3800 8-24-20-2
Available August 1st. NW 41st AVe on bus
line. 3BR/1BA HOUSE. Carport, remodeled
kitchen & bath, fenced yard, W/D hook-up,
DW, $850/mo. Call 407-509-4574 6-20-5-2
Creek's Edge Condos, 2 available, new
from the walls out, 3 BR, all new kitchen &
bathes w/ceramic tile, walk to campus, free
garbage pickup, water, sewer, pest control.
New fitness ctr, balcony, patio.Huge closets
all around. Family or graduate students.
$1400/mo. (631) 880-2230; (631) 734-5935
Female Grad Student Wanted! Beautiful
5BR/3BA house very close to sorority row
and campus. $500/mo all inclusive Aug-May.
Call Lindsey 603-231-7798 6-13-3-2
Available August. 3BR/2BA 1570 NW 6th St.
W/D, picket-fenced yard. Close to W 352-
Individual and Semester Leases
Convenient UF access. $420 to $575/mo
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16, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, JUNE 8,2006
2 or 3BR/1BA Older house, large fenced
yard, 2304 NE 14th St next to old Moose
Lodge. Only $550/mo, 1st, last, dep. Call
Greg 214-3291 7-6-6-2
*******WALK TO UF**k*****
2BR/1BA in older brick house behind Leo
706. Large living room area, pets arranged,
some utiltiies incl. $580/mo. Call Greg 214-
You can't pass on this location.
240 SW 3rd Ave 2 bedroom duplex w/high
ceilings & hardwood floors throughout.
Walking distance from UF and downtown
Gainesville Call Eric 352-682-7424 6-22-
Bike to UF. Available Aug. Nice 3 or 4BR/2BA
home. Fireplace, carpet, ceramic tile, DW,
W/D, fenced yard w/covered patio. Ask about
our move-in special. $1295/mo. Call 352-
1113 SW 3rd Ave
STEPS TO CAMPUS!
$450-$650 per month
***1 BLOCK TO UF***
2BR/1BA Hardwood Floors
Quaint Brick Cottage
k***8 BLOCKS TO UF***
Awesome Deal 2BR/1BA
3BR/1BA house. Nice NW neighborhood.
New: Kitchen, Bath. Large living room &
huge fenced yard. Move-in Special. $950/mo
3806 SW 2nd Ave 1 blk from Newberry rd.
movie plaza. Lg home 2400 sq ft. 3BR/3BA
w/3 living areas. W/D & hi-spd cable, 2
carports. $1400/mo + utils furn avail 407-
363-7198, cell 407-234-1380, 321-217-7755
B II Subleases
1,2, or 3BR in 4BR apt. at the Courtyards.
$400/mo. Pool, laundry, close to campus.
Girls only. 813-368-5846. 6-15-16-3
Females only, private furnished bedroom.
Located on 13th St. (Boardwalk apts).
Available for immediate occupancy through
July $300/mo, utilities included. Call Becca
1 BR/1 BA loft apartment for rent at Bridgelight.
$510/mo as is. Available now. 954-243-9792
SUBLEASE with Option to Renew. Studio
APT. 4 blocks north of campus. Available
now-July! First Month Free. $300 transfer
$550/month. 213-2458 may negotiate$.
Awesome! Univ Club 1BR/1BA in a 4BR/BA
fully furnished, 3 bus routes, valet trash
service, internet, TV, & utilities, 1 price,
May-Aug. Best offer accepted. Lauren @
Room for rent in Lexington Crossing. Large
1BR/1BA in 4BR/4BA. $450/mo includes
ethernet, cable tv, utils, and W/D. Bus route
to UF, pool, gym, volleyball & tennis courts.
Call 561-428-5695 6-13-5-3
BEST DEAL IN GAINESVILLE!
4BR/3BA luxury apt in central location. Incl
DSL, until, cable, pool, gym, basketball courts
and more. 1 yr sublease starts in August.
Call 305-318-5816 for details.
SUMMER SUBLEASE MELROSE APTS
1BR/pvt BA in 4BR/4BA. Internet, cable,
utils, W/13Cincl. Bus rte #20 (2 min to mall)
$375/mo. June til mid-Aug. Call Karim 352-
999-0708, email@example.com. 6-15-5-3
CAMPUS CLUB 1BR fully furnished avail-
able in 4BR apt. Shared BA. Male preferred.
Now thru Aug 11. $300/mo utils & ethernet
incl, on bus line, pool, gym. Call Michael
No parking restrictions! 1/1 at$469/mo starts
Aug. No sec deposit. Pool, laundry, pets,
great management. Quiet area near UF. Call
Sublease to take over for Summer B. 1BR/
1BA at Campus Lodge. Fully furn., hotel-
style pool, gym, tanning beds. $400/mo obo.
1/2 off June's rent. Call Betty at 305-298-
SUMMER SUBLEASE, June and July.
Both months for $469
Pool and laundry facility. 352-542-0254 6-
Summer sublease downtown
Arlington Square! Fully furnished 2BR/2BA.
$450/BR! This is the best apartment at the
best part of town! Call Mike@ 352-514-8406
SUBLEASE AT MELROSE APTS.
1BR/private BA in 4/4 furnished, utilities incl.
W/D, internet, cable, on bus route. $409/mo.
July/Aug May. Call Meagan 386-679-8324
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 8-16-24-4
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 8-
SHARE 2BR/2BA Clayton Est $200 N/R dep
$350/mo or $100/wk. Incl util Handyman can
work off portion, need vehicle Small/caged
pets ok Police ID req Sat TV/HBO/SHO,
Only interested need apply. Donna 331-
Vet student seeking NS roommate. Share
2BR/1.5BA condo. Hi-spd wireless i-net, lo-
cal ph, sec alarm, W/D. SW area 2 mi. from
UF. Pool,.on bus rte 20&21 Pets welcome. I
have 2 cats. Flex move-in date. $375/mo +
1/2 utils. Melissa 813-453-8326 6-8-18-4
BR/pvt BA cony loc, quiet, park-side NE
Gville home. Seek serious F student, NS,
mature, responsible, quiet, clean. No pets.
Easy bike/drive to UF/dntwn. Furn if need
$500/mo incl utils & HS net. Mary 378-3098.
Walk to UF
Oxford Terrace, Depot & 9th. Fully furn,
private BR/BA $5501mo incl. all utils &
high spd. internet. NS, no pets. Avail
August 1st Call 407-774-7176 6-8-8-4
Rare find. M/F, NS, Grad Student/Prof want-
ed to rent gorgeous furn room in new home.
1.5 mi to Shands. Kitchen, living room,
laundry incl. 336-5450 or 954-328-2863 or
954-646-1341 $450/mo + share utils
Furnished master suite in large home. Safe,
pool community near UF & Shands. Quiet,
non-smoking, professional only. Util, cable,
garage & wireless internet incl. $475/mo Call
1BR/1BA available in 3BR/2BA house in
SW neighborhood. 3 miles west of 1-75. NS,
clean, responsible, grad/upperclassman/
professional. No pets. W/D, hi spd internet
& cable. $435/mo + 1/2 until. 262-3989 8-
J |l Roommates
M/F Mature/grad student, NS. Share 3BR/
2BA large 2000 square foot house. Close to
UF. Quiet. $450/MO all util. & internet. incl.
Call 352-222-8350 6-8-8-4
ROOMMATES NEEDED ASAP
To share w/grad student. 3BR/2BA new
townhome. Bus to UF, pool, gym, volleyball,
tennis courts, gated. $350/mo plus utils.
Call 727-729-1561 or firstname.lastname@example.org. 6-
Room for rent. A must see! Walk to UF!!
Large 1BR/1BA room in a spacious home
2 blocks to UF for female. Home comes
complete w/furn, utils, hi-spd internet, cable,
W/D & parking. $650/mo. Call 256-3323 6-
WANTED: Clean Female to share 2BR/2BA
with male on Archer Rd. 4 mi from UF. Pool,
cent H & AC, W/D, cable & phone, no pets,
rent $300 plus 1/2 util. 352-281-1415 6-22-
$380 only per mo. Completely private BR
& BA. Very well maintained unit. Laundry
room facilities. Includes all util. DSL avail-
ability. 10 min from UF. 954-854-9445
Roommates needed for 4/4 condo in
University Terrace West. $400/mo + $125
sec dep. Incl W/D, util, wireless internet,
cable. Call 407-719-1699. 6-20-9-4
Female wanted to rent room in 3/2.5 to
share allergy-free, newly renovated.
Townhouse with 1 female. Great am-
menities, incl. covered parking. $380/mo
+ 1/3 util. Jodie, 352-494-0405. 6-13-7-4
Female roommate needed for 2/2 @
Must love dogs. $427 + shared utilities. DW,
W/D. Call Marlana 727-510-5561 6-22-10-4
3BR house near campus w/wooden floors -
ROOM available female wanted share w/2
female students. $320/mo 871-0939 3436
3BR/3BA Condo in Rockwood Villas. Looking
for female roommate. High speed internet &
cable. 2 mi from UF. On UF bus route. All utils
included. $450/mo 407-365-7620 or 407-421-
1BR in 2 story furnished house in nice NW
neighborhood close to UF Washer & dryer
in house. Rent $360/mo. Call Mike 316-3930
Female roommate wanted to share 2BR/
1BA College View Apt. Close to campus.
$340/mo. Available August. Call 871-6696
1 BR/1BA in Hunter's Run 2BR. $434/mo incl
cable. Util usually $45/mo. DSL avail. NS, no
pets, mature/grad student pref. Call Crystal
Room for rent in safe, quiet NW 3BR/2BA
home. Between UF & SFCC, $420/mo in-
cludes utils, cable, phone, wireless internet,
W/D. Seeking responsible student. Call 258-
Roommates wanted to share 4BR/3BA
house. Walk or bike to UF. Large livingroom,
large BR. Call 352-377-7617 leave name &
#. $400/mo. 6-8-5-4
Looking for NS F roommate for 1/1 in 2/2 in
Campus Edge. Great location, remodeled,
W/D in unit, fans, cathedral ceilings, pool,
gym, sec sys. Walk to UF/Shands, on 2 bus
rts. 1/2 rent + 1/2 utils. Call 813-915-0368
1 BR w/ BA in 3BR/2BA House
Near 34th St. & 8th Ave. 5 minutes to cam-
pus. $390/mo + util. Has W/D. Please call
Need a girl roommate 2BR/2.5BA condo at
Casablanca for Fall/Spring term. Great bus
route comes every 5 mins located 1 mi from
UF only $550/mo incl everything call Elina at
786-493-9069 anytime. 6-22-8-4
Roommate needed to share 4BR/2BA home
in NW G'ville. Large yard, pool w/diving
board, well furnished, W/D, utils internet,
cable incl. Call for more info 305-333-5102
1 ROOM avail now 4BR/4BA $425/mo
includes everything: W/D, cable, internet,
utilities. Call 727-510-9346. Females only.
1BR private BA in NE Gville home. Quiet
neighborhood. 15 min drive to campus. No
dogs. $300/mo + 1/2 until. 1st, last, $200 se-
curity. Home: 375-5377. Cell: 352-871-2472
Work: 373-6066 ask for Sue. 6-22-7-4
2 ROOMS IN NICE DUCKPOND HOUSE
Great space for kind person(s)-bright enjoy-
able house. Nice BR $375 + utils. Very nice
BR w/pvt garden entrance + pvt BA. $475
+ utils. Bike to downtown or UF. 374-7038
FEMALE ROOMMATES WANTED. Fully
furn newly built home. Close to UF, bus
stops, huge pool and backyard. Wireless in-
ternet, HBO/cbl, sec. alrm, util incl. $500/mo.
Jacqueline 352-395-7462 or 941-780-3526.
Wanted: 19 yr 21 yr male, serious student
to share furnished 2/2 luxury gated condo
with gym, pool, HBO/ Show, and all amen.
Garage opt. NS. $600/mo + util. Call 321-
Female roommate for. Fall '06 Spring
'07. 1BR/1BA furn/unfurn 'in Grantwood
Condominiums. Brand new appliances, nice
neighborhood, lots of parking, 3 bus routes.
$450/mo, everything incl. 305-298-7764
Mature professional to share 3BR/2BA POOL
HOME near university. Safe neighborhood
across from Plaza Royale movie theater. No
alcohol or drugs. $325/mo + 1/3 utils. Avail
July 30th. 371-3837 6-15-3-4
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Want 2 Roommates! Honest, clean, respon-
sible, and fun for an awesome 3/2 apt. $370
All minus elect. Call 321-663-2323. Buses to
UF every 20 min & SF. 6-15-3-4
1BR/1BA available to Mature undergrad/
Grad student/Professional in Duckpond/NE
apt $270 (water, cable, wifi internet incld) + 1/
3 util. W/D, CHAC. 352-359-7377 6-22-5-4
Seeking NS roommate older/grad please to
share nice house in SE. 4 mi to UF. Shared
bath & kitchen. $400/mo + 1/2 utils. Must be
ok w/cats. Ruth 376-0129, leave message.
1BR available in new townhouse w/fun-lov-
ing roommates. Cable w/HBO, phone, DSL,
wireless, and all amenities. $385 + 1/3 until.
$650/mo. Union St Station, luxury living
downtown. All utilities incl. Private bath,
restaurants downstairs, professional/
grad pref. Must seel 870-0904, 318-4553
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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 8-16-24-5
NEW PRE-CONSTRUCTION AND
EXISTING CONDOS NEAR UF
AT AFFORDABLE PRICES Visit
www.mattpricerealtor.com or call Today
Matt Price 352-281-3551 Campus Realty
*NEW JACKSON SQUARE*
Spectacular university views. Walk to UF &
the stadium. Classic New Orleans appeal
with state-of-the-art luxury. Reserve today.
52 units available. Starting in mid-200's.
Call Eric Wild 870-9453
Great homes close to UF
STOP Renting. Buy now.
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INCREDIBLE LOCATION! Summit House
Condos, newly renovated 1 and 2 BR units
starting at $99,900 (as-is at $86,900). Steps
away from Shands, VA, Dental, Vet. Med,
Health Sci., etc. & heart of UF. $3,000
Closing Cost Credit w/ Preferred Lenders.
Call Coldwell Banker M.M. Parrish Realtors
at 352-372-5375 or at onsite office 352-376-
Magnolia Place: 1,2 & 3 bedroom luxury
townhomes. Within a gated community in
the heart of NW Gainesville. Bordered by
wild wetlands and nature preserve. Variety
of floor plans and sizes available priced
from $149,700 to the low $200,000's. Seller
pays $8000 in Closing Costs, Upgrades and
Bonuses! Contact Coldwell Banker M.M.
Parrish Realtors at 352-372-5375 or at onsite
office 352-377-4977. 8-16-24-5
Need to sell your house or condo?
Call Kate today! Recent UF grad, student
housing specialist. Kate Wallis, ERA Trend
Realty, 359-1112. 8-16-24-5
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!
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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).
Stunning 2 BR/1.5 BA condo. New tile,
carpet, and paint. Minutes to UF, shop-
ping, 1-75, and on the bus route. Priced at
$119,000. Call American Dreams Realty,
LLC at (352) 338-7505 8-16-24-5
A place to build your dream home. This 4.39
acre lot has endless potential. Low taxes &
minutes to Gainesville. Priced at $110,000.
Call American Dreams Realty, LLC at (352).
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Be marveled by this 2 BR/1.5 BA, condo.
Equipped with corner fireplace, a screened
in porch, simulated wood floors, & alarm
system. Priced at $121,900. Call American
Dreams Realty, LLC (352) 338-7505 8-16-
This 3BR/2BA split-plan home located in the
Orlando area. A must see. Home is close
to shopping and zoned for GREAT schools.
Priced at $324,900. Call American Dreams
Realty,LLC (352) 338-7543 8-16-24-5
CLOSE TO CAMPUS, ON BUS ROUTE.
COMPLETELY REMODELED 2BR/1BA.
$104,900. Call Matt Price, Campus Realty
LOOKING GLASS Condominiums Just
1 block north of the Stadium and Library
West. You'll be out of bed & in class in 5
minutes. Forget the bus. No parking hassles.
Campus, the stadium and great restaurants
are steps away. AS CLOSE AS YOU CAN
GET! Call our sales office at 352-264-3783
or Coldwell Banker M.M. Parrish Realtors at
New pre-construction condos for sale 2BR/
2.5BAtownhomes; on bus route, close to UF,
near Archer Rd, off of 34th St. on 35th Place,
Legacy Realty -& Properties 352-331-3828
Cheryl or Debbie. 6-22-20-5
1638 sq ft Ig 4BR/2.5BA condo w/ 2 covered
.parking spaces. Totally renov. Below market
value. Clubhouse, pool & tennis courts.
Lg master w/ balcony & screened porch
$180,000 Susan Ellis 262-4617 owner/agent
Request or Search all Gainesville Condos
online at www.ufcondominiums.com or
call Eric with Action Real Estate-352-219-
2879New listing Walk to UF Built 2005**
Free Flat Screen TV with any condo **
GRANTWOOD CONDOMINIUMS: A gated
community of loft-style condosw/ 2 BR & 2
BA, vaulted ceilings, pool, close to campus
& Butler Plaza. Priced from the $130,000's
to the $140,000's. Call Adam Vaisman at
Coldwell Banker M.M. Parrish Realtors at
264-3800 or 222-7260. 8-16-24-5
GOLF COURSE VIEW from like-new
3BR/2.5BA 2-story condo, screened porch,
garage, near SFCC $239,000. Call Roz @
Coldwell Banker MM Parrish Realtors 352-
870-9100 or 373-3583 8-16-24-5
Home for the tasteful but not extravagant
people. Recently updated 3/2 at NW area.
New roof, nice floor plan, fireplace, fenced
backyard, auto sprinkler system, over 1400
sqf. under the building, completely ready to
move in; great school zone, 5 minutes to the
law school. $205,000. Call (352)375-6754
w/wood floors, central H/AC, fenced yard,
1408 NE 15th St. Gainesville $134K Call
Let Cesar Morel, Realtor, help you find
your next home or condo, or answer any
general real estate questions. 352-870-
8459. Remember: "Small opportunities
are often the beginning of great enter-
Casablanca West condo for sale. 3BR/
2.5BA. New appliances incl. New cent air/
heater,water heater,new wall-to-wall carpet-
ing. Pool, parking, bus at entrance. 10 min to
UF. Great buy @ $166,900. 352-505-3825..
See at www.fsboingainesville.com/60518
In beautiful Connemara Just min from
Oaks Mall, 1-75, restaurants.
Scott Hancock, Campus Realty, 359-1678
TIRED OF RENTING?
Let me help you find the perfect place!
Specializing in the UF market and
first time home buyers.
Scott Hancock, Campus Realty 359-1678
.52 acre, 30 min from Gainesville. 1 hour
from beach, this is 2 quarter acre lots side
by side in Interlachen, FL. Low taxes, good
schools. Build or mobile ok. $26,500. Call
Private lot with older mobile home as is, in
four lakes community, 20 mi to Gainesville.
Nice Area, $43,000. Additional lot available.
3/2 for sale by owner. 4016 SW 30th
Terr. 5 min to UF, near shopping. Quiet,
on 4 buslines, fireplace. $174,900. http:
//InfoTube.net/144484. 352-246-5598 6-
New condo avail Aug 06. 2BR/2.5BA 2 st
1,250 sqft tile & carpet 1 mi to UF, bus route.
buyer will be orig owner. $185k 2905 SW
35th PI #44. Russ 904-728-0924 6-20-5-5
2BR/2.5BA. 2 years old. Kensington North
#1830. Own it for $157,500. 352-317-5559
3BR BLOCK HOUSE
Available July off SW Archer Rd. Hardwood
floors. New: roof, double-pane windows
& drainfield. $250,000 negotiable. Call
Reggie 352-335-4383 6-22-5-5
Downtown 3BR/1BA house. Large lot, wood
floors, high ceilings. Classic Cracker-style.
Needs TLC. Motivated seller $139K/offer.
Call 373-6551 or email@example.com 6-22-
2/1.5 CASABLANCA CONDO
Like new tile & appliances, great price. Call
Jeff Osgard 352-262-9119 Campus Realty.
BANK FORECLOSURES! Homes from
$10,000! 1-3 bedroom available! HUD,
Repos, REO, etc. These homes must sell!
For listings call (800)425-1620 ext.4237.
Western New Mexico Private 74 Acre Ranch
$129,990 Mt. views, trees, rolling hills, pas-
tureland, wildlife, borders BLM. Picturesque
homesite at 6,700' elevation. Horseback
riding, hiking, hunting. Perfect family ranch,
electricity. 100% financing. NALC (866)365-
Coastal Southeast Georgia. Large wooded
water access marsh, view, lakefront, and
golf oriented homesites from the mid $70k's.
Live oak, pool, tennis, golf. (877)266-7376
TENNESSEE NORRIS LAKE, MOST
BEAUTIFUL OF TENNESSEE LAKES with
800 miles of shoreline. Waterview and wa-
terfront lots from $49,000. Boat docks avail-
able www.SunsetBayRealty.com Sunset Bay
Realty (865)278-3980. 6-8-1-5
WNC Mountains 3.84 Acres w/ view and
hardwood trees. Owner financing at $65,280
w/little down. This one won't last call today
(800)699-1289 or www.riverbendlakelure.co
Lakefront and Lakeview Properties Nestled
in the hills of Tennessee on the shores of
pristine Norris Lake. Call Lakeside Realty at
(423)626-5820 Or visit www.lakesiderealty-
1st YEARS PAYMENTS ARE ON US!*
Dockable Lakefront Lots from $149,900! 1+
Acre Lake Access Lots from 49,900! Giant
72,000 acre lake only 2 hrs from Atlanta.
Next available showing on Saturday, June
24th. Call for your appointment NOW!
(877)426-2326 X. 1344. *Some restrictions
apply. Qualified buyers only. Rates and
terms subject to change w/o notice. Offer
void where prohibited by law. 6-8-1-5
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VA MOUNTAINS 5 acres with frontage on
very large pristine creek, very private, excel-
lent fishing, canoeing, good access, near
New River Trail State Park, $39,500. Owner
TN- CUMBERLAND PLATEAU 1 to 5 acre
parcels from the $40's. Amazing rolling vista
views. Close to parks & lakes. Planned club-
house, nature trails. Call for appt. (866)292-
LAKEFRONT PARCELS' FOR SALE
Gorgeous lakefront and view lots. Awesome
views. On 46K acre Lake Barkley, 90 min to
Nashville. Great for 2nd/retirement home. 1
to 40+ acres from the $40's. Call (866)339-
EUFAULA, AL WATERFRONT 1/2 to 3 acres
from the 40's. Gated with Planned club-
house, docks, and boat ramp. 2 hours from
Atlanta & the coast. Rolling terrain, beautiful
hardwoods. (866)882-1107. 6-8-1-5
6.24 Acres! Excellent Investment Opportunity
Property. 1-95 & Hwy 17, First Exit in Florida.
Joins 95 Ramp, 15 minutes JAX International.
1.6m obo (904)321-2679. 6-8-1-5
North Carolina Cool Mountain Air, Views
& Streams, Homes, Cabins & Acreage.
FREE BROCHURE (800)642-5333. Realty
Of Murphy 317 Peachtree St. Murphy, N.C.
28906. www.realtyofmurphy.com. 6-8-1-5
BENT TREE Golf and Tennis, Gated
Community in the North Georgia Mountains
with Clubhouse, Pools, Lake, Stables. Homes
and Lots available. Craft, Inc. (800)822-1966
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TENNESSEE GRAND OPENING! Swan
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nity with both lake-view and mountain-view
homesites. Lots starting at $29,900. CALL
TODAY! (931)243-4871 www.swarwidgedev
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Bulloch County RE. Saturday, June 17, 10
a.m. Great homesites & equestrian potential.
RowellAuctions, Inc. (800)323-838810% BP,
GAL AU-C002594 www.rowellauctions.com.
BED-Queen, orthopedic, extra thick, pillow-
top, mattress & box. Name brand, new, still
in plastic. Sacrifice $110. Call 352-372-7490
will deliver. 8-16-24-6
BED FULL SIZE ORTHOPEDIC Pillow-top
mattress & box. New, unused, still in plastic
w/warranty. Can deliver. Sacrifice $75. Call
MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT
Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must
sell. Can deliver. Retail $2300. Sacrifice
$550 352-372-7490 8-16-24-6
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18, ALLIGATOR l THURSDAY, JUNE 8,2006
BED King Pillowtop mattress & box springs.
Orthopedic rated. Name brand, new, never
been used, in plastic with warranty. Sell
$170. gall 352-372-8588 Can deliver. 8-
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, dri~ser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, chests
avail. Dovetail const. New, in boxes. Can de-
liver. Retail $6500, must sell, sacrifice $1400
(352) 372-7490 8-16-24-6
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 8-16-
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 8-16-24-6
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
BED $100 NEVER USED! Full size
orthopedic pillow-top set. Still in plastic
w/warranty. Can Deliver. (352)264-9799
BED $195 All New King! 3pc. Orthopedic
Pillow-top mattress set. Never used at all.
Still in plastic, with warranty. Can Deliver
BED $75 for Mattress Set. Brand New,
Still in plastic never slept on! Can deliver
if you need. Call 494-0333
Bed -All New Queen orthopedic pillow-top
mrnress & 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 8-16-24-6
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 8-
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 8-16-24-6
Hot Tub/Spa $1795.00 Brand New Loaded!
Waterfall, LED lights, cup-holders, 110v en-
ergy efficient with warranty. Free Delivery.
**BEDS -ALL BRAND NEW**
*Full $80 Queen $100 King $170**
Orthopedic pillow-top sets. Brand name
matching sets not used or refurbished. Still
in plastic, direct from factory! 352-333-7516.
BED- QUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mat-
tress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand
new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver.
$100 352-377-9846. 8-16-24-6
Bed-All New King! 3pc Orthopedic pillowtop
mattress set. Brand NEW, still in plastic with
warranty. Can deliver. $170 352-333-7516.
Bedroom Set- $300 BRAND NEW. Still
in boxes! 6 pieces include: Headboard, 2
Nightstands, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must
sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 8-16-24-6
FUTON $60 Solid Oak Mission Style. With
plush mattress $140. All brand NEW still in
box. Can deliver. 352-333-7516 8-16-24-6
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 8-16-24-6
Bed-FULL size pillowtop mattress & box.
New, in plastic, warr. Can del. $80 317-4031
Sofa $185 Brand new! Love seat $150 still in
pkg. Can del 352-333-7516
FUTONS BEDS FURNITURE
LOW PRICES & LARGE SELECTION
Dumas Discount 371-4422 1201 E. Univ. Av.
New Used 0 Buy Sell 8-16-24-6
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 8-16-24-6
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 OSingle sets$39 *King
sets $99 *from estate sale. 376-0939/378-
6005 Call-A-Mattress 4370 SW 20th Ave.
Comes with 6 cue sticks, set of balls, trian-
gles, rack, cover. Only one year old. Perfect
for college. Call 352-246-1348 6-13-4-6
ALLAPT FURNITURE FOR SALE!
Black bedroom set & couches. Black & glass
dining set & coffee table. Black shelves &
computer desk. Colorful rug. Call 359-3579
CASH PAID For Laptops
Power Supplies & Drives.
Joel www.pcrecycle.biz 9-4-72-7
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.
Easy, Inexpensive, Guaranteed
Computer Solutions Inc
Refer to this ad for 10% off 12-6-118-7
17" TV $80
6-CD stereo system $100
Call 328-6133 6-13-2-8
a l Bicycles
In the market for a new set of wheels or just
looking to add a second to that collection?
Want personalized handlebars or a fitted
seat? Check in the Alligator Classifieds
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Private, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF.
Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-538-
2181. Can leave mssg. 8-16-24-10
BOOKS BY BOB BRACKIN
Visit my website
Used Restaurant Equipment
Call Ken for current selections. 352-359-
A CLEAN START
An established cleaning business for sale.
Lots of income to be made. 352-359-0491
PERSONAL & DORM SECURITY
Stun Guns, Pepper Spray, Hidden Safes,
Door and Window Alarms. Same Day
Shipping. www.tbotech.comlifa 8-16-22-10
ALL STEEL BUILDING SALE! "Plus Free
Bonus!" 20x28 Now $4200. 25x32 $5800.
30x42 $9200. 40x62 $14,900. Other mod-
els and sizes. Front end optional. Pioneer
(800)668-5422. Since 1980. 6-8-1-10
WOLFF TANNING BEDS Buy Direct and
Save! Full Body units from $22 a month!
FREE Color Catalog CALL TODAY!
(800)842-1305 www.np.etstan.com. 6-8-
ALL CASH CANDY ROUTE Do you'earn
$800/day? 30 Machines, Free Candy All for
$9,995. (888)629-9968 BO2000033. CALL
US: We will not be undersold! 6-8-1-10
METAL ROOFING SAVE $$$ Buy Direct
From Manufacturer. 20 colors in stock with
all Accessories. Quick turn around! Delivery
Available Toll Free (888)393-0335. 6-8-1-10
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- Computer/laptop repair
- Virus, spyware, hardware
- Fix it for $44
- Home/dorm 352-219-2980 8-16-22-7
COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS
We buy computers and laptops
Working and Non-working
378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street
For Sale: Complete Computer Runs
Windows XP Pro. Monitor, DVD, CD Burner.
$300 firm. Call to see. Mike (352)246-5737
** 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 8-16-24-11
**NEW SCOOTERS 4 LESS**
Providing excellent service
and scooters at great prices!
Visit us at 1901 NW67 PI, 336-1271 or our
NEW website www.NS4L.com.
Don't forget, we also
service all types of scooters at low rates
***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.
FAST CASH PAID FOR ANY CAR*
ORunning or not!*
*NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS
*Over 10 yr svc to UF students
*Call Don @ 215-7987 8-16-24-12
CARS -CARS Buy*SelleTrade
Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes
Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars
3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com
CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150
For CARS, TRUCKS
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 8-16-
BEST CARS LOWEST PRICES
WE BUY CARS
1999 NISSAN SENTRAGXE SEDAN
Limited Edition, A/C, blue w/gray cloth, CD,
aluminum wheels, power everything, 88k,
very clean, $5,400 OBO 352-514-1800.
02 Toyota RAV4 42Kmi. w/cert. 100K war-
ranty Silver 4WD-manual fun to drive. Excel
maint. Great on gas. Carfax avail. $13.5K
OBO. Call Jordan 646-554-8141 6-13-2-12
$500 Police Impounds, Cars from $500! Tax
Repos, US Marshal and IRS sales! Cars,
Trucks, SUV's, Toyota's,- Honda's, Chevy's
and more! For listings Call (800)425-1730
THEAMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY
NEEDS VOLUNTEER DRIVERS
Transport patients to/from treatments
Must have valid driver's license,
safe driving record & attend training session.
Call 352-376-6866 ext 114 for more info.
Gardening Companion, wanted for blind lady
on Saturday mornings would need transpor-
tation to go to Angel Gardens hopefully living
in the Tower Road area. Call 352-219-6948
On going volunteer needed: Blind lady 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 6-8-76-13
LOCAL ARTIST NEEDS:
* Gold Diamonds Gems Class Rings.
* ETC Top Cash $$$ or Trade *
OZZIE'S FINE JEWELRY 373-9243. 12-
"BLACK SHEEP" Research study. Are you
the black sheep of your family? The desig-
nated "wrong" one who is, criticized, belittled,
ostracized? Scape-goated? I would'like to
interview you about this phenomenon. Real
names not used in book. Call 352-332-0514
Blind lady living in the Tower Road area,
needs responsible volunteer walking com-
panion to walk with her late evenings when it
is cool. Would prefer females. Call 352-219-
(DOB 11/23/70); 5'10",
170 Ibs, Black Hair,
Call (352) 372-STOP
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WANTED: SEC rings, jerseys, watches.
CA$H paid!! 904-415-3294 or email:
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
LIKE 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. 8-16-24-14
Animal Care Tech looking for hard working
person to work w/ reptiles & rodents. Will
train, PT to start with more hrs possible. Start
at $7.00/hr. Flex hrs. Please call 495-9024
between 9-4 M-F. 8-16-24-14
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 8-16-24-14
Phone survey interviewers wanted. Start
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only! Flexible Schedule! Perceptive Market
Research 336-6760 ex 4081 Call now! 8-
Students in Accounting, Aviation, Business/
Sales and IT needed for various positions.
Flexible schedules and competitive pay. Join
our team! Learn more at www.gleim.com/
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For gently used brand name
Clothing/accessories & furniture
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$250 A DAY POTENTIAL
No experience necessary, training provided.
800-965-6520 ext 138 8-16-24-14
Go *oW 0
il .Help Wanted
Needed for evaluations of
Local Stores, Restaurants and Theaters
Flexible Hours, E-mail required
Call 1-800-585-9024 ext 6254
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
$6.40- $7.40/Hour INSIDERS
Apply online at www.gatordominos.com
Or at any of the 6 locations. 8-16-24-14
$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
Earn between $14-$20/hr! Make your
own schedule. Fun environment, great op-
portunity. For info contact David 379-3663
Newr e* rmywhreryo want to be
Need a Summer Job??
Leasing Consultant, PT & FT
Sales & customer service exp.
Flexible hours, Great pay
40 O *
Available from Commercial News Providers"
Sil Help Wanted
Earn up to $12/hr. ALSO KITCHEN HELP
$6.50/hr. Call California 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
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
Private dance co. Great for students. Great
pay, fast cash & flexible hours. Call to start
today! 378-3312 8-16-44-14
i li Help Wanted
$6.50/hr. parttime. Call Sandy's Consignment
Boutique 372-1226 7-8-8-14
3710 SWArcher Road Accepting Applications
Cooks & Cashiers 352-338-0555 6-8-8-14
All shifts 10-2, 2-6 & weekend.
Call Krystal atAda's 226-2198 8-16-24-14
Teach, edit and troubleshoot using Adobe
Premiere Pro. Experienced editor only. Must
be reliable. In-home office. 332-0515, 332-
0514. $8/hr. 8-16-23-14
BARTENDERS, SERVERS & SHUCKERS.
Apply between 2 & 4pm Mon-Fri.
Calico Jacks, 3501 SW 2nd Ave.,
Creekside Mall. 6-13-8-14
BRIDAL CONSULTANT $10/HOUR + BONUS
Solutions Bridal FT/PT. Salary + comm. Mortgage lender has immediate openings for
Saturday Required Fax Resume: 374-7293 college students for telephone sales posi-
6-22-24-14 tions. No exp required. Flex hours. Apply in
person between 3 & 6pm, Mon-Fri 1900 SW
CUSTOMER SERVICE REPS 34th St. Ste 206 (2nd flr above credit union)
Fast-paced call center seeks enthusiastic 8-16-23-14
team players. Flexible hours! Apply in per-
son M-F, 9am-4pm. 1830 NE 2nd St. Email
resume: firstname.lastname@example.org, fax: 371-9523
No experience necessary. No weekends.
Excellent pay. Call 378-8252 8-16-24-14
SUBWAY OAKS MALL
Happy, energetic, fast, reliable, honest peo-
ple. No hot, greasy fries. No grease traps.
Call 305-773-3592 7-27-19-14
Tired of sitting around w/out it? Sit here &
make it! UF FLORIDA REPDIALS seeks UF
students to raise funds. Earn up to $8.00/hr
with a FLEXIBLE schedule. Apply at 105
NW 16th St 4th floor. Academic Classroom
Building 105, or call 395-7754 for more info.
Great Pay. Immediate FT/PT openings,
customer sales/service. No exp necessary,
conditions apply. 372-6697 6-22-15-14
PART TIME WORK
$14.00 base/appt.- Flexible schedules,
resume builder. Customer sales/service,
Will train. Conditions apply. 372-6697 6-
Ne evoe ywet o yo want to be
Need a Summer Job???
Maintenance Tech's, FT & PT
Exp. apartment maintenance pref.
Groundskeepers/ Janitorial, FT & PT
Exp.,power equip & landscaping.
Become a Part of Team Paradigm.
220 N Main St'
CHANGE CHILDREN'S LIVES FOREVER
WHILE YOU EARN MONEY for COLLEGE!
AmeriCorps Alachua County READS!
FT $10,900 Living All +Health,
child care, and education award.
PT $5,771 + education award.
Call 955-7455 or stop in at
Kirby-Smith 620 E. Univ., Room 209
Financially free in FIVE YEARS
Commissioned Sales. $1000-$4500. Email:
*Get paid & have fun. *Flexible hours &
competitive $ *eBay experience preferred
*Transportation required *Resume to
Family looking for a housekeeper. Mon-
Fri full time. $6.75/hr. For more info or to
schedule an interview. Please call 256-3323
Gatorfood.com is looking for personable,
responsible, enthusiastic, fun people. PT &
FT available. For info call Dave @ 379-3663
OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR NEEDED
Gatorfood.com is looking for personable,
responsible people. Great pay. Career op-
portunity. Room for advancement. For info
call Dave @ 379-3663 8-16-23-14
Middle-Aged Participants Needed!!
The Phonetics Laboratory in the Program
in Linguistics is looking for people 40-55 to
participate in a listening experiment
You can earn $20/hour by participating in a
If you are interested in participating, please
contact Jenna Silver email@example.com.
WANTED: GOOD EARS
for participation in a hearing study. Please
call 352-392-0601 ext 380. 8-16-23-14
CASH REGISTER, SCOOPER AND
SANDWICH LINE STAFF for Gelato Bistro
in downtown Gainesville. Experience a plus.
Sales opportunity for tropical fish lover.
Experience preferred. Training program.
FT/PT, flex hrs. Modern fish-only pet store.
Work w/great people. Bring resume to
AQUATROPICS 2100 SW 34th St. Gville,
Attn: Karen 6-15-7-14
GRAPHIC DESIGNER NEEDED
Gatorfood.com is looking for talented, cre-
ative, & experienced people. Must be familiar
with Quark Express. Looking for FT & PT.
Please contact David 379-3663 6-15-7-14
Part time medical office for filing, typing, mail-
ing. Self-starter, detail oriented, assistant in
fast-paced setting. Mail resume to 6400 W.
Newberry Rd, Suite 301, Gainesville, 32605
ADVERTISING SALES POSITION
FT & PT sales positions for local G'ville
holistic health magazine. Generous commis-
sion-based income. Make your own hours.
For interview considerations call Silent Light
Publishers 352-378-5746 6-20-8-14
Vet Tech/Recep FT/PT needed for a busy
multi-doctor hosp. Must be available in Fall.
Apply in person 229 NW 75th St. or fax 352-
] MiI Help Wanted
COMFORT INN WEST now hiring PT/FT.
Front desk clerks. Please apply in person.
3440 SW 40th Blvd. Gainesville, FL 6-13-
NCF YMCA Summer Employment: We are
currently seeking dedicated, energetic,
people oriented individuals to fill the follow-
* Summer Camp Counselors
* Certified Life Guard
* Swim Instructors
* Wellness Attendants
* Maintenance Staff
* Childwatch Attendants
* Front Desk Agents
Apply in person to 5201 NW 34th St, Gville,
FL. Attn: HR Dept. EOE/DFWP 6-13-5-14
APPLY TODAY, START TOMORROW!
Several positions available: Leasing
Consultant, Grounds, PT & Temp @ $7.00/
hr. Call Royal Village Apartments 352-338-
EGO FASHIONS in Union Street Station is
now hiring exp. and fashion oriented sales
associates for summer. Drop off resume.
201 SE 2nd Ave Suite 111. Call 352-337-
Seeking recent grads/current students in
Psy, Sp. Ed. or other related fields to work
with children and adults with autism and
other developmental disabilities. $9.00/hr.
Call Mark at 332-8588 6-8-3-14
for small R & D Lab, bacterial cultures &
anti-microbial studies. Send resume to
Apply in person at On The Border,
3100 SWArcher Rd. 6-8-3-14
SWIM/SNOW SKI SHOP
Needs sales help. Good hours. Good pay.
Apply. Swim & Ski Country 378-8751 6-
NOW HIRING VALET ATTENDANTS
Full time & part time. Must be avail to work
midday at lease 2x per wk. Must be customer
oriented & dependable. Call or Iv rnssg for
Andy 1-888-463-1954 ext 205. 8-16-20-14
SMALL HORSE FARM
looking for help 1 day per week w/yard &
general farm work. Tractor experience a
plus. 386-462-3725 6-8-3-14
Passionate reader, excellent writing, editing
& computer skills, vigorous. Resume to 626
NE 1st St. or email to PaulSRothstein@yaho
GAINESVILLE INN & SUITES
Now hiring for housekeeping, front desk,
maintenance, night audit. Apply in person at
4021 SW40th Blvd. Gainesville. 6-15-5-14
Non-smoker, summer or long-term, flexible
hours, top dollar paid. Robert 352-271-1112.
FLYER DISTRIBUTOR NEEDED
Gatorfood.com is looking for energetic
enthusiastic people, flexible schedule, Call
David @ 379-3663. 6-22-7-14
INVESTOR SEEKS APPRENTICE
Call now 1-866-807-6117 8-16-23-15
in my home. Afternoons 3-4 days per week.
11:30-5. $9/hr, must have own transporta-
tion, references req. Call 352-494-7705.
DISTRIBUTION DRIVERS WANTED
Job takes 20-30 hrs/mo, spread over two 4-
day periods. Must be very dependable and
have a dependable car. $10/hr. Email
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il H .elp Wanted
TCG PHONE REPS
Needed ASAP, evening & weekends. Must
be articulate & reliable. 371-5888 ext. 111 or
4112 NW22nd Dr. 8-16-18-14
EDUCATIONAL RETAIL STORE
Looking for PT help, flexible houis, will work
around your class schedule. Please bring
resume to: 2020 NW 6th St. 6-22-6-14
Responsible, motivated salesperson who
needs $500 per week or more. Direct Sales.
Call Mr. Russo 352-377-6158. 6-8-2-14
Competitive teams 2 yr commitment, license
& exp required for head coaches. 352-379-
5979 or Contact@gainesvillesoccor.org.
LLOYD BAILEY'S SCUBA
Retail Help Wanted. Diving Exp Neccesary.
Base Pay & Commision. Please call 214-
S1758, leave message. 6-15-4-14
PICTURE FRAMER PIT
SCustom Framing exp preferred. Dependable
and math skills a must. The Geat Frame-Up.
4144 NW16th Blvd. 373-5400. 6-20-11-14
Fvenings. New business. Flexible schedule.
$7-10/hr. Paid weekly, paid training. Call
352-378-2262 for interview. 6-20-5-14
HERBAL MANUFACTURING CO. open-
ing for OFFICE MANAGER/CUSTOMER
SERVICE SPECIALIST. Please fax resume
to 386-462-3396 or call 386-462-0026. 6-
Only apply in person @ The Sovereign
Restaurant after 2pm at Service Entrance 12
SE 2nd Ave. 6-8-2-14
for 1 yr-old and newborn in our home near
Oaks Mall. 3days/wk, 3hrs/day in PM.
Flexibility, reliable transportation, experi-
ence, refs req'd. 2 large dogs. Call 352-219-
Flexible hours. Fast pay. Ken 339-1746 6-
ILLUSTRATORS NEEDED Local K-12 Test
.Prep Co. needs artists to draw Math, Science
line art for FCAT products. Computer skills
necessary. Send resume and artwork
samples to: firstname.lastname@example.org 6-
Looking for just a few extra bucks each
week? Seeking a friendly and ambitious per-
son to hand out and post flyers on campus.
5 hrs/week. Send resume to jimmy.stewart
STUDENT to assist with
for disabled veteran. Fee negotiable. Call
Earn $5-7/hr for participating in psychology
study on human performance & decision
making. Come by room 375 Psychology
Bldg, UF campus to apply. 6-13-2-14
Visit New Zealand! Expanding travel busi-
ness. Compensation includes complimen-
tary travel, huge commissions, opportunity to
become self-employed agent. Sienna: 800-
PREMIER PRODUCTIONS is seeking
skilled graphic designers to assist in its full
service apparel and promotional printing
art department. A basic skills test may be
required. Please email resume and samples
to email@example.com or fax to 352-
Finance Co seeks FT Admin Asst for pro-
gressive company,. Must be long-term, mo-
tivated, reliable, post-grad preferred. Phone
skills, customer service & computer exp a
must. Competitive salary based on exp +
bonuses. Fax resume to 352-378-4156 7-
I l Help Wanted
Mortgage Brokers/ loan officers/
branch managers- ready to take the
next step in your mortgage career?
$400,000 +/yr How Good Are You? Retiring
Million Marketer seeks TWO sales profes-
sionals to teach my business to. Top produc-
ers currently averaging $30-$40K per month.
PLEASE, serious inquiries only. Goji Intl,
LLC. Commission/Bonuses (800)605-8675.
INTERESTED IN A POSTAL JOB Earning
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DATA ENTRY! Work From Anywhere.
Flexible Hours. Personal Computer
Required. Excellent Career Opportunity.
Serious Inquiries Only (800)344-9636 Ext.
DRIVERS $1500.00 bonus every 6 months.
OTR, Excellent home time, New Equipment,
1 year Experience Class A with tank &
hazmat. Call (877)882-6537. www.oakleytra
Drivers CDL A "Honey I'm Home...Every
Weekend!" Great Pay & Benefits! Special
Orientation Pay for Exp. Drivers! Paid
Training for School Grads! Cypress Truck
Lines, Inc. www.cypresstruck.com (888)808-
WANT HOME MOST WEEKENDS WITH
MORE PAY! Run Heartland's Florida
Regional!. $.42/mile company drivers $1.22
for Operators! 12 month OTR required.
HEARTLAND EXPRESS (800)441-4953
Driver-HIRING QUALIFIED DRIVERS for
Central Florida Local & National OTR posi-
tions. Food grade tanker, no hazmat, no
pumps, great benefits, competitive pay &
new equipment. Need 2 years experience.
Call Bynum Transport for your opportunity
today. (800)741-7950. 6-8-1-14
All the miles you can legally handle!!! Come
drive for All American Xpress! Late Model
Equipment, No Touch Freight, No East
Coast. 2yrs verifiable experience. Good driv-
ing record. (800)282-1911 x115. 6-8-1-14
THERAPISTS WANTED- LICENSED SLPS
in Miami-Dade and Broward counties.
Bilingual a plus. Per diem & FIT. Bilinguals
Inc. Child & Parent Services, (866)696-0999
x122 www.bilingualsinc.com. 6-8-1-14
Close To UF, Convenient
533 SW 2nd Ave. 377-1771
IMPORT AUTO REPAIR.BMW, Mercedes,
Porsche, Volvo, VW, Honda, Toyota, Nissan,
Mazda. Quality craftsmanship, reasonable
prices, near UF, AAA approved 378-7830
HYPNOTIST-Stop smoking. Improve mem-
ory & concentration. Eliminate bad habits.
Past life regression. Learn self-hypnosis.
Low Student Rates. Leonard Umans AAPH,
NGH certified 379-1079. 8-16-24-15
** BELLY DANCE **
Ethnic Dance Expressions Studio
For Fun & Fitness 384-9200
EVERGLADE EQUESTRIAN CENTER
The countryclub for horses & owners.
Customer lounge w/full kitchen & bath. 250'
x 160' riding ring, round pen & jump pad-
dock. Lessons. 30 acres, 40 matted stalls, 19
separate paddocks. 24-hr security, 352-591-
3175 everglade-eqestrian.com 8-16-24-15
Individuals or small groups.
375-6641 Harold Nobles
Want to be a CNA? Don't want to wait?
Express Training Services can get you certi-
fied under 3 wks! Hands-on exp, no videos.
Day/eve classes avail. Next class 6/26/06.
Class sizes limited. 338-1193 for details.
PERSONAL TRAINING 300
Personal and Group Training
Flexible Scheduling Exclusive Facility
Call for a free workout
All facilities & amenities: quality instruc-
tion. 15 min from UF. Jan at 376-7762.
Greathouse Equestrian Center. 8-16-24-15
* GREAT BANNERS & SIGNSr r **
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* AWARDS & PERSONALIZED GIFTS *
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Best Selection In Town
1/2 head $65. Full head $85
Hair extensions, shampoo, cut, style $25
HAIR BY GLENDA (352) 258-8431
* SLEEPY HOLLOW HORSE FARM *
* Boarding $275/mo 0 Lessons/English 0
Alachua County's oldest & finest horse farm.
Exp patient tutor/mentor. Grade 6-12, college
adult familiar w/mild learning disabilities.
General math, prealgebra, algebra, precal-
culus, & trig. Stephen 378-9063 6-22-11-15
KID'S SUMMER ORIGAMI WORKSHOPS
Ages 7 & up. Learn to make animals, deco-
rations, toys. Taught by patient, experienced
tutor/mentor. Flexible hours & rates. Email
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 378-9063 6-22-
DIVORCE$275-$350*COVERS children, etc.
Only one signature required! *Excludes govt.
fees! Call weekdays (800)462-2000, ext.600.
(8am-7pm) Alta Divorce, LLC. Established
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HomeOwners! BAD CREDIT PLEASE
APPLY! BK's, late mortgage payments,
Fico scores to 475! 24-hour approvals.
NO Payments until July 1st. FL Licensed
Mortgage Broker. Meridian Capital (800)424-
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*Criminal Justice. Job placement assistance.
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Call (866)858-2121 www.OnlineTidewaterTe
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compassionate adoption advice. Expenses
paid if needed. Choose life! www.america
nkidzadoption.com FL lic. # 1105-002-000
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Call (813)872-0722 or send $8.00 to
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flyers, ads, logos. Resume service 17 yrs
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ANONYMOUS When you're stuck out in Oz
HIV ANTIBODY TESTING and you need cash to get home,
Alachua County Health Dept. Call click your heels three times
334-7960 for app't (optional $20 fee) and think of Best Jewelry and Loan.
523 NW 3rd Ave. Call 371-4367 NOW!
GUNS GUNS! GUNS!
1800 Gun Inventory
Over 500 handguns in stock
Buy, Sell, Trade or Repair.
Reloading Supplies 466-3340
Harry Beckwith, Gun Dealer
8mi. South of G'ville on 441
The end of the term
and the end of your rope,
Best Jewelry and Loan is
the needy Gator's hope
Cash for anything! 371-4367
FLASHBACKS PAYS CASH FOR CLOTHES.
We buy 10-5, M-Sat. Open to shop til 6. WE
ALSO BUY HOUSEHOLD ITEM. 211 WUniv When cash is low
Ave 375-3752. 8-16-24-18 and the bills seem out of reach,
Best Jewelry and Loan
V ETARIAN is the surfer's "Pawn Beach."
VEGETARIAN?Call 371-4367 NOW
Try BOOK LOVER'S CAFE 8-16-24-18
Inside Books, Inc. 505 NW13 St.
Surf on down to "Pawn Beach"
i when the tide seems too high.
*Family Chiropractic* We're your summer cash friends
Since 1977. Two blocks from U.F. so your blues will be all sky!
373-7070 Sell us your scrap gold 371-4367
When the heat is on
and it's bucks that you need,
Best Jewelry and Loan
your requests we will heed.
Fast cash for fast times! 371-4367
The surfs up at "Pawn Beach"
we're'all making the scene.
if you're in need go see Rich,
Best Jewelry and Loan's got the "green"
Call Rich NOW! 371-4367
Planning to liquidate
stereos, TV's, instruments and tools?
See Rich at Best.
He'll give cash for your jewels.
Close to campus! Call 371-4367
You need the money
to do what you will.
Rich at Best Jewelry and Loan
has the cash for those bills.
Best pawnshop in town! 371-4367
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WALDO FARMERS & FLEA MARKET
Every Sat & Sun Hwy 301
15 min from Gainesville 486-2255
FIRST STRIKE PAINTBALL
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Local travel agency offers cruise specials,
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Gator Country Travel (just off campus) 373-
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22, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, JUNE 8,2006
UF hopes to replace seniors with high-profile recruits
*rAlligator Staff Writer
With the UF men's golf team's
season-ending second-place finish
at the NCAA Championship on
Saturday, the Gators are faced with
the task of replacing their senior
leaders, Matt Every, Brett Stegmaier
and Jagies Vargas.
That said, it's time to make way
for the newbies.
Six recruits are headed to UF
in the fall, which is the biggest
recruiting class that Coach Buddy
Alexander has ever had.
"It's enormous," he said. "If
there's power in numbers, then
we're in good shape."
These golfers will compete for
the three starting spots left by the
seniors, who contributed to 18 team
victories and earned 53 top-10 fin-
ishes during their collegiate careers,
including six individual medalist
The first recruit is Tim McKenney
of Desert Mountain High in
Scottsdale, Ariz., who is currently
ranked 10th in the Golfweek junior
golf rankings and is an American
Junior Golf. Association All-
Next are Chappell Brown, Robbie
Wight and Jude Eustaquio, who all
come from Cardinal Newman High
in West Palm Beach, but Brown and
Wight graduated in 2005.
Brown signed with Florida
Southern and Wight went to Palm
Beach Community College during
2005-06, but neither was satisfied
with their playing environment.
"If there's power in num-
bers, then we're in good
UF Golf coach
Technically, Brown will be con-
sidered a walk-on because he has
not signed a letter of intent and is
not on scholarship.
The fifth recruit, Tyson
Alexander, is no stranger to UF
because his father is the coach. He
competed for Buchholz High School
Andres Echavarria from the
IMG Academy in Bradenton was
the last recruit to sign. He is cur-
rently ranked 19th in the Golfweek
junior golf rankings and has some
notable accomplishments on his
resume. He took first place at
the 2006 South American Junior
Championships, the 2005 Doral
Publix Junior Classic and the 2003
Colombian Junior Championship.
There are no guarantees about
which players will be taking over
the departing seniors' spots in the
lineup. Alexander said that he and
his coaching staff will be identifying
those players in the fall.
"I'm nervous and anxious about
the upcoming season," Alexander
said. "We're going to be young and
get our nose bloodied probably, but
it should be exciting."
In the past two years, the new
recruits have proven to be valuable
assets for UF's program.
On Wednesday, freshman and
All-American Billy Horschel quali-
fied for the U.S. Open being held
over June 15 through June 18.
And it's not just the men's team
that has witnessed results.
On Tuesday, sophomore Sandra
Gal qualified for the Women's U.S.
Open, held June 27 to July 2.
Freshman distance runner finishes eighth in women's NCAA relay
TRACK, from page 23
Martin and Gilchrist, but results were unavailable.
To men's coach Mike Holloway, success in the NCAA
Championships is about keeping things simple.
"This time of year, it's about maintaining," Holloway said.
"If we do the things we've done all year long, then we will be
The women's team will be be coming off a strong showing
at the NCAA East Regional meet May 26-27 in North Carolina.
For the women's team, injuries have been the toughest hur-
dle to overcome throughout the indoor and outdoor season.
"We've been banged up since the fall," said women's track
and field coach Tom Jones. "We're getting a little healthier, but
it's all a matter of catch-up right now.
"The big key is not to panic. Most of our athletes will have
had some experience at the NCAA Championships. I'd be
surprised if we didn't leave with personal bests in all of the
The women's 4x100 relay team, consisting of All-American
senior Nadine Palmer, junior Dominique McLeggan and All-
American sophomores Lakecia Ealey and Natalie Knight,
placed eighth with a time of 44.12 seconds.
Competing today are senior hammer-thrower Jyn Wynn
and pole-vaulters senior Dara Altman and sophomore Natalie
Huertas undecided on where he will transfer; will lose a year of eligibility
HUERTAS, from page 23
not want to spend another year of my eligibil-
ity on the bench."
Under NCAA rules, Huertas will have to
sit out a year if he decides to transfer to an-
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"That's OK because I'm still young,"
Huertas said about sitting out a year.
Alvarez said Huertas is not leaning toward
any school at this point.
According to Rivals.com, his decision to
sign out of high school came down to UF,
Florida State and Louisville.
Although Huertas wasn't happy with his
playing time, he said being part of a national
championship team was a dream come true
and his year in Gainesville has been a great
"I learned that the SEC is not an easy
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league," Huertas said. "I learned the impor-
tance of defense. I learned that small details
are actually a big deal. And I learned the value
of hard work.
"I think all those lessons will help make me
a great player when I get my opportunity at
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plans to transfer
BY ANTONIO GONZALEZ
Alligator Staff Writer
UF guard David Huertas has decided to transfer from
UF due to problems with his playing time.
UF officials confirmed Huertas' decision to leave
"It was a very hard decision," Huertas said. "I liked the
school very much. I liked my coach and my teammates. It
was just a choice I had to make for my future.
"I already won a national championship. Now I want to
go somewhere I can play."
Art Alvarez, Huertas' AAU coach
and adviser, said the decision was dif-
ficult because of how well Huertas was
treated by UF basketball coach Billy
"We certainly appreciate everything
Billy has done for David," Alvarez
said. "Billy made a last-ditch effort to
Huertas keep him. But the issue was playing
time. David wants to go somewhere he
can play 30 minutes a game and put up 15 to 18 shots."
Alvarez said Donovan and Huertas had a conversation
Wednesday morning and left on good terms.
Huertas, a 6-foot-5 guard, played in 35 of the Gators'
39 games and averaged 2.5 points and 1.5 rebounds in 9.2
minutes per game as a freshman.
Perhaps his biggest highlight as a Gators player came
against Villanova in the NCAA Minneapolis Region finals,
when he played a crucial 14 minutes off the bench, scoring
2 points and grabbing three rebounds in UF's win.
Huertas said he.did not rush to make the decision to
"I thought about transferring many times, even during
the season," Huertas said. "I wasn't happy about not play-
ing much, and my mom wasn't happy, either. I talked to
Coach Donovan after the season, and I told him that I did
SSEE HUERTAS, PAGE 22
Gators finish first day of NCAAs
By ALEX WEINTRAUB
Alligator Staff Writer
The Gators' men's and women's
track and field teams began competition
Wednesday at the 2006 NCAA Outdoor
Championships, held at the Alex G.
Spanos Complex in Sacramento, Calif.
The Gators received 18 bids for the
Championships, with an even nine
on the men's side and nine on the
Junior Mike Morrison led the men's
squad in the championships, which
run through Saturday. The jumper and
sprinter was awarded the Southeastern
Conference Outdoor Field Athlete of the
Year on Wednesday.
Morrison wasn't the only one award-
ed Wednesday. UF's All-American
Willie Perry took home the Southeastern
Conference's. Outdoor Freshman
Runner of the Year Award, capping a
breakthrough season for the freshman
Morrison, who competes today in
the long jump, qualified Wednesday for
the high jump with a height of 7-1 1/2,
while Perry placed third in the 200-me-
ter dash with a time of 20.73 seconds.
Senior All-American Sekou Clark
placed eighth in the 400-meter dash
with a time of 45.88 seconds, and senior
Kayne Dakoski finished 18th out of 24
in the first half of the decathlon with an
overall score of 50.78. Dakoski will com-
pete in the second part of the decathlon
The 4x100-meter men's relay team,
consisting of Perry, sophomore Bernard
Middleton and freshmen Dennis Martin
and All-American Chris Gilchrist,
placed 14th in the preliminary run with
a time of 40.0 seconds.
Sophomore Wes Stockbarger also
competed in the men's discus throw
Wednesday as well as 4x100 runners
SEE TRACK, PAGE 22
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Mike Morrison clears the high jump during the SEC Championships
in February. Morrison was named SEC Field Athlete of the Year.
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E June 7, 2005: The UF baseball team swept
the NCAA regional tournament at McKethan
Stadium with a 23-3 win over Notre Dame.
The team advanced to the College World
Series, but fell to Texas.
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24, AkLIGATOR 0 THURSDAY, JUNE 8,2006
Seven Gators selected in draft
U~ibaseball coach Pat McMahon
will have his hands full recruiting
this summer after the team was
likely gutted by the MLB Draft this
Junior Matt LaPorta, who owns
the UF single-season home run re-
cord, was drafted by the Boston Red
Sox in~the 14th round of the first day
of the draft and will spend part of
the summer playing in the Cape Cod
League. LaPorta spent a summer
playing in the amateur wood-bat
league between his freshman and
Four other Gators went on day
one, including junior infielder Adam
Davis to Cleveland, junior outfielder
Gavin Dickey to Seattle, and junior
catcher Brian Jeroloman to Toronto.
Day two saw senior pitcher Bryan
Ball go to Seattle and junior infielder
David Cash go to Baltimore.
Any of the players selected may
return to play college baseball if they
do not sign with a team or agent.
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TEBOW WINS HIGH SCHOOL AWARD:
The National Quarterback Club
has named UF freshman quarterback
Tim Tebow the 2005 National High
School Quarterback of the Year on
Tebow will receive the award July
.. 22 at the club's
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nerback Ahmad Black and twin of-
fensive linemen LaShawn and James
Pouncey have followed running
back Chris Rainey's lead and com-
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summer football camp earlier this
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