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We inform. You decide.
Make the Alligator part of your
daily UF routine.
A. The stress of freshman year
can be overwhelming, but give
yourself time to adjust and
remember, mom and dad are
only a phone call away. Page
B. Can't tell the UF Bookstore
from the Florida Bookstore?
Know the tips, tricks and
locations for buying your
course textbooks. Page 15.
C. Anxiety about attending your
first college party? Use our
helpful how-to guide to have a
good time and get home in
one piece. Page 33.
D. Now that your parents are
out of the picture, you don't
have to worry about introducing
them to your significant other.
Welcome to the college dating
scene. Page 34.
E. Whether you're looking for a
quick lunch on the go or a more
upscale option, Gainesville
offers eateries that are cheap,
fast and delicious. Page 38.
F. Ready to catch the spirit?
Get up to speed with the
Gators' nationally recognized
athletics. Page 58.
new student edition 2006
2, ALLIGATOR N WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 16, 2006
C college will not be like
It will be better.
And it will be worse.
You can plan ahead as much
as you want, but there will be
surprises and bumps in the
road. Some will be pleasant,
others unpleasant, but during
the process you'll grow, and,
somewhere along the way,
you'll grow up.
During these first wide-
eyed days on campus, you're
probably wondering where
exactly you fit in such a
sprawling, complicated place.
Give it time.
Student and university
officials want nothing more
than for you to be happy
- they've set up dozens of
welcoine-to-UF activities for
you and your young breth-
ren. The hard part has been
Help provide local
students in need
Donate items .
no longer .
taken care of; all you have to
do is show up.
, There are more than 700
student organizations and
a Student Government that
wants nothing more than for
you to join its ranks. Attend
a few club meetings, consider
joining a Greek-letter organi-
zation and, most importantly,
I hope this special edition
of the Alligator helps with
your transition to this enor-
mous university. In the follow-
ing pages you'll find guides to
UF and the surrounding area,
a who's who of university
and local leaders and a handy
how-to guide for surviving the
first year on campus.
Welcome to UF and good
ABC's of Gainesvile................pg. 4
UF's drive to Top-10 status......pg.5
Bernie Machen's welcorne....pg. 6
Your now-to guide
to our how-to guides............pg. 10
How-to ride the bus.............pg. 12
How-to buy your te\tbooks....pg. 15
Where to worship...................pg. 16
Greek recruitment guide.......pg. 23
the Avenue.............................pg. 33
Classifieds pg. 43
Crossword puzzle.................pg. 49
Alligator Sports pg. 58
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After hauling your belongings up three
flights of dorm stairs, hiking across
campus to a dining hall and trudging
nearly a mile to retrieve your car from
a parking garage, you're probably tired
of hearing that UF is a big place. This
guide, the ABCs of Gainesville, should
Help you make sense of the size. ,
A is for ALACHUA COUNTY.
Although almost all of UF's freshmen are new to
the area, take the time to get acquainted with
Archer Road and other attractions.
is for INTERSTATE 75. is for REITZ UNION.
In case you need to skip town, this convenient K Most people know the student union for
corridor leads to points distant and near. but its food court, but remember that SG rules
if you decide to stick around, try diving into the from the Reitz and many student organizations roost
crystalline waters of Ichetucknee Springs. there.
Sis for JACKSONVILLE.
SJourney to Florida's largest city for the
annual Florida-Georgia gridiron showdown,
then jolt yourself back to life with a Java City latte
at the Reitz Union.
is for SOUTHWEST RECREATION CENTER.
Sweat away the Freshman 15 amid the svelte
bodies and strength-training machines of this
2) is for TURLINGTON PLAZA.
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Keep this romantic spot in mind just in / tune out as you pass campus preachers and
is for BEN HILL GRIFFIN STADIUM. case you meet a keeper in your chemistry spatting students on the heart of campus.
Blitz down to Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream for a lab.
scoop of Brownie Batter or Butter Pecan before /. T is for UNIVERSITY AVENUE.
heading toyour first Gators football game. jis for LIBRARY WEST. Unwind at the end of a long week of classes
K m Students lauded the library at its U widathedo anee as
SCRSER HALL ong-awaited reopening, but you'll by shimmying down Ganesville's main
is for CRISER HALL. thoroughfare to a downtown nightclub.
College is complicated, but this central location occasionally need to escape the books for the thoougar to a downtown nightclub
is the place to pay fees, pick up transcripts or shores of Lake Alice.
emotion for financial aid. ) is for VIVARIUM.
i "fnr HARN MUSEIiM OF ART '/ The giant screened-in structure growing
l is for DOWNTOWN COMMUNITY PLAZA. I IMake time for UF's on-campus art from the back of the Florida Museum of
SDropping temperatures make for delightful collection, where an exhibition features Natural History houses dozens of butterfly and moth
evenings spent ice-skating at the rink set up masters such as Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein. species in the Butterfly Rainforest.
during the holidayseason at the city's coolest hotspot. K
E s for EMERSONs for NORTH LAWN. is for LAKE WAUBURG.
Excep for a fe citing game days, this stately There's more than just grass on the north Weekends are prime time to visit UF's
Except for a few exciting game days, tois stately side of the Reitz Union organizational own recreation area. which is complete
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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 16, 2006 U ALLIGATOR, 5
Rise of a Nation
UF hopes class will raise ranking
By STEPHANIE GARRY There are other ways. For example, UF
Alligator Staff Writer houses its own fairly prestigious academia
email@example.com assessor called TheCenter. But as much as it
might make Ivory Tower dwellers kick and
This may be the first time you've heard it, scream, most college applicants still look to
but it won't be the last. U.S. News.
UF administrators led by UF President If the Top 10 plan works, UF students will
Bemie Machen and his 10 vice presidents get the benefit of more valuable degrees and
- are plotting to move UF up the ranks to the ability to play nationally in the name-
become a top 10 university. dropping game of college graduates. But it's
It's the mission for which Machen was also likely to cost you while you're here. It
hired, and the context for almost all decisions may have already.
made about your scholarships, tuition, cam- Like most UF freshmen, you probably
pus and admissions, know a lot of people who didn't pass UF's in-
Backers believe that Florida, the fourth creasingly competitive admissions to make it
largest state, deserves a university of national to move-in day. The university's skyrocketing
scope and quality. They would also like to see reputation and the temptation of a free ticket
UF regain the pre-eminence and prestige of to college via the Bright Futures Scholarship
its early days, before it faced stiff competition Program have made it nearly impossible to
from 10 other state colleges and universities get in. Now that you're here, your stellar SAT
and more than a dozen private schools. scores, long hours of volunteering and es-
Knowing which standard to use is a tricky say-writing skills are going to make UF look
issue. First, the most famous or notorious, better than ever.
depending on who you ask rankings guide "I think we could compare the quality of
is U.S. News & World Report, the very same the University of Florida students favorably
paperback you and your parents likely spent with any Top 10 public university in the na-
hours flipping through in those frenzied fall tion," associate provost Joe Glover said.
days of college application. But rankings are But that's not all the university needs from
by nature subjective: each ranker priorities you. If you think you can rest on your laurels
different qualities and uses different mea- now, kicking it back at the frat house with a
sures in the equation. cold one or lazing about with the hippies on
Academics scoff at the way U.S. News the Plaza of the Americas, UF administrators
does its rankings, saying it changes the have already identified you as a problem.
measures almost every year to get different For UF to beat the labyrinth of rankings,
results and sell yet another version of the col- you'll also need to conduct research, join
lege guide. clubs, get good grades and graduate in eight
semesters. Ideally, administrators would like
to see you win a Rhodes Scholarship so they
show that UF can compete with the big boys
in the Northeast.
"Really we're talking about the reputation
of the University of Florida," Glover said,
explaining that students who become excel-
lent employees and graduate students leave
impressions that reflect positively on the
school. "That's what we really need them to
do, to go out and ultimately be a credit to the
University of Florida in whatever path of life
they choose to follow."
"1 think we could compare the
quality of the University of Flor-
ida students favorably with any
Top 10 public university in the
Besides the expectations, UP has plans for
your pocketbook, too.
The time of the free ride may be coming
to an end. For years, Floridians have gotten a
great school at a bargain basement price. But
to compete on a national playing field, UF
will need money for smaller classes, better
faculty salaries and the best in research facili-
ties, among other things.
State legislators and taxpayers al-
ready give their share in comparison with
the best public schools. Alumni are also
giving, along with grant providers such as
the National Science Foundation. The only
core constituency that's not anteing up is
students, and Machen and his cabinet would
like to change that by increasing tuition.
But UF doesn't now have control over
tuition. The Florida Legislature sets a cap
on how much public universities can raise
their tuition every year, and it usually hov-
ers around 5 percent. When you hear phrases
like "local control," "power to the university"
and "individual boards of trustees" in rela-
tion to the ability to set tuition, it pretty much.
means that the university is seeking to charge
your little brother or sister, and maybe even
children, more to attend UF, possibly without
the security blanket of Bright Futures al-
though in their plans for increased tuition,
the administration has included financial aid
for those who need it in an attempt to avoid
excluding anyone for financial reasons.
"I think it's important to realize that an-
nual tuition hikes are a fact of life," Glover
said, citing increasing costs and inflation. "If
UF were able to raise its tuition a little bit, we
would be able to improve dramatically the
conditions on the campus."
Administrators realize that its role-
model universities, such as the University
of Michigan, Ohio State University and the
University of Virginia have tuition that's as
much as three times as high as UF's.
So the plan is to wrestle the power of the
purse from the Florida Legislature and possi-
bly to convince politicians to separate Bright
Futures from tuition so that the program can
survive. That way, they could boost your
professors' salaries, reduce the size of your
classes and invest in the value of your degree
by tapping into one last untapped resource:
you, the student.
THE BIGGEST BACK TO SCHOOL
6, ALLIGATOR U WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 16, 2006
UF carries high hopes
for newest class
UF is a big place bigger in size and population than
some of your hometowns.
At the moment, no one is more acutely aware of
this than you, a member of the university's newest class, a
freshman who arrived on campus just a handful of days ago.
We know you're learning to navigate the routes from the
dorms to Turlington Hall to Gator Dining and back again,
but make sure to lift your eyes from your campus map once
in awhile to study your surroundings.
UF is a big place, but it's more difficult to get lost here
than it is to find something exciting to do.
After settling into the routines of dorm life commu-
nity bathrooms and extra-long twin beds take a long,
hard look at what UF has to offer.
Like it or not, this is your home for the next four years. To
make an impact, you have to learn about your community
and, more importantly, find out where you fit into it. Start
now while your enthusiasm is still fresh and the campus is
geared up for its annual freshmen welcome.
Steer yourself in any direction you-choose that could
mean joining a Student Government agency, a Greek house
or a cultural organization. Try out all three; it's amazing
just how wide this university's organizations can open their
arms and their wallets.
SG controls about $12 million of student money most
of which is funneled back into popular services such as
the on-campus fitness centers or Regional Transit Service
buses and lesser known efforts to fight tuition hikes and
state budget cuts.
Speak up SG officials try in vain to communicate with
their constituents. It's time for those constituents to start
We expect you to have good ideas. After all, you're
the most talked-about freshman class in UF history the
smartest, the most elite, the high school seniors lured to UF
by rising rankings and a national basketball championship.
You also slipped in through narrowing admissions crite-
ria, a sign of the changing times as UF tries to remake itself
from a nationally recognized athletics powerhouse to a
world-renowned research icon.
UF, as one of the nation's five largest universities, can-
be an overwhelming place. So when you're uncertain, seek
out guidance. Finding a mentor whether it's a professor,
a teammate or an upperclassman could help you hurtle
past the thin line that separates mediocre from exemplary.
Now that you're here, don't confine your ambition to
campus because the surrounding city could use an infusion
of your teenage zeal.
The city already keeps students reigned in with fuddy-
duddy laws regulating bar closing times and open contain-
ers, so get involved and help keep students from feeling
When UF opened in 1906 yes, 1906 Florida's gov-
ernor, N.P. Broward yes, like the county waxed poetic
on the new location of the state's higher education trust:
"Gainesville, beautiful in her surroundings, patriotic, en-
thusiastic, big-hearted Gainesville opens wide her doors
and bids the boys of the state welcome."
A century later, Gainesville still bids the boys and
now, more and more girls of the state welcome, though
the university has far outgrown its hayseed roots. The sur-
rounding city reflects the university's explosive growth.
Gainesville is a diverse, and occasionally quirky, place,
so venture beyond the landscaped boundaries of Museum
Road and Gale Lemerand Drive to discover its offbeat
Oh, the places you'll go.
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Freshmen arrive at UF's turning point
Freshmen arrive at UF's turning point
Welcome to the University of Florida!
Let me start off by saying, good call.
I know you had many excellent options for
where you would attend college. I assure you, you made the
right choice. You're in store for a world-class education, but
that's not all. You'll have a unique experience here, one that
is likely to shape your life's direction, one that will prove
over time to be among your most fulfilling and memo-
Your choice to attend UF shows that you're already
aware of this university's excellent quality. What you're
probably only starting to appreciate, now that you're here
on campus, is the richness and diversity of the educational,
recreational and lifestyle options available to you in the
As one of the five largest universities in the nation, UF
offers more than 100 undergraduate degree programs. East
Asian languages, horticultural science, interior design,
natural resource conservation, theater ... this is just a tiny
sample. If you haven't already decided on a major, now is
the time to expand your horizons. Tour the campus, talk
to faculty members and fellow students, visit classes. You
may well discover interests and passions you didn't know
For those of you pursuing majors in the physical or so-
cial sciences, there's no reason to wait until graduate school
to try out work in the lab or the field. Through outlets such
as UF's University Scholars Program, you can already begin
assisting faculty members who are on the cutting edge of
their research fields.
College is partly about classes and academic work, but
it's also about life experience. With that in mind, UF offers
a huge assortment of opportunities aimed at enriching the
body, mind and spirit.
We have state-of-the-art fit-
ness and recreation centers and
any number of sport clubs. Fancy
fencing? How about sailing, ten-
n is, even roller hockey? UF's more
than 40 sports clubs likely make it
Bernie Machen possible. Meanwhile, a variety of
UF President cultural and religious organizations
are open for your participation.
These include associations based on students' countries of
origin, as well as those centered around creed, politics and
All told, there are more than 750 student organizations
here at UF, so chances are pretty good' there's one out there
that's a fit for you.
I hardly need mention our football, basketball and other
competitive sports programs. Gators athletics give us all a
chance to share that unique bond that comes with being a
Gator, not to mention the opportunity to thrill at the perfor-
mance of some the best athletes in the nation.
The UF campus is in Gainesville, but the UF experience
should be global. One thing to keep in mind as you look
ahead: our many study-abroad programs. Studying abroad
represents a wonderful chance to pursue your major while
expanding your worldview. Europe, Asia, Africa ... UF stu-
dents routinely travel to dozens of countries as they pursue
I know these first few weeks can be a stressful time as
you adjust to your new homes and begin finding your way
around this huge, admittedly complex campus. But I assure
you this period will pass quickly, and you'll soon feel com-
fortable and enthusiastic about the amazing journey ahead.
Enjoy it. Make the most of it!
Bernie Machen is the president of UF
The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator.
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As you spend the next two weeks scram-
bling around campus, wondering why it
seems to be the size of a small country, keep
this issue close by. It contains, we hope, lots
of helpful tidbits to make you feel less like a
stranger and more like a Gator.
Keep in mind that during your time at UF,
there will be many more important editions of
the Alligator, as we keep you up on what's go-
ing down, whether it be tuition increases, hur-
ricanes or how to order your season tickets.
We're very proudly a student-run paper
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UF offers nearly limitless opportunities to Gators new, old
T his year marks an incredible event! It
is the 100th anniversary of the first-ever
UF class here in Gainesville. That means
we all stand side-by-side in the ranks of a
strongly bonded family: the Gator Nation.
In that spirit, I want-to get to know each
of you, so I will begin by telling you a little
bit about myself. I moved to Gainesville
from Orlando, where I attended Dr. Phillips
High School. I am pursuing two degrees in
music and a third degree in math. The time
I have spent at UF is full of fond memories
of exciting events and opportunities. For
this reason, I want to give all of you some
thoughts on how to make the most of your
Each year starts off as another exciting
adventure and I want to give you each a few
challenges before classes gear up, mid-terms
bog you down and we make the quick sprint
to Winter Break.
To all the freshmen out there, get excited!
Football season is just around the corner, par-
ents are far away and you are surrounded by
49,000 people who are in your dating bracket.
Your freshmen year will always stand in your
mind full of memories, many of which you
will probably reference later in life as exam-
ples of when you were young and stupid, but
in your mind they will hopefully remain as the
glory days. My freshman year, one of my best
friends and I decided that it would be a great
idea to take his Pontiac sports car off-roading
north of Gainesville. Needless to say, we spent
a cold January night in his car, stuck in the
mud. Many of you will have similar stories
after this year.
Live the dream! This is your chance to
do anything and everything you have ever
wanted. UF has more than 700 -registered
student organizations and with 49,000
students, you are bound to find someone who
shares your interests. Your academics should
always remain your priority, but if all your
time is spent in the library, you'll miss out on
an integral part of your college experience. So
get up, get out and get involved.
To the old folks out there, live it up! Before
you know it your time at UF willbe over. There
will never be.another time of life like this one
and even though we
all long for the days
of no homework,
we have the rest of
our lives for careers!
With that in mind, I
John Boyles have two challenges
Student Body for you: First, friend
President a freshman. Now, I
don't just mean on
Facebook. I mean
find a freshman and
mentor them: show them where their classes
are, talk to them about being involved, and
teach them how to be a Gator.
Second, make a difference. Don't let any-
one tell you your voice doesn't matter or that
you can't make changes on this campus. The
fact that so many people buy into this very
philosophy keeps a society from truly work-
ing. You are only one voice, but when you de-
cide to make your voice heard, oftentimes you
will find that other people will agree with you
and add their voices to yours. For this reason,
I challenge you to get out of your house, get
out of your daily routine and make positive
change. Pick something to be involved in or
some way to give back to our campus and
I want all of you to know that I, as your
Student Body president, and the rest of Student
Government, are here for you. We are your
elected representatives and it is our pledge to
you to work our hardest to bring you the best
college experience possible. I encourage you to
participate this is your government. Pick up
an application, go to a Student Senate meeting,
make your voice heard. This is a big campus,
but SG is not dosed off as some may lead you-
to believe. There are hundreds of opportuni-
ties on this campus and I want each of you to
take advantage of them.
Throughout each of our lives here at UF,
there will be countless times when people will
attempt to divide us. Adversity and challenges
always face us, but I want each of you to re-
member that we are all Gators, and when we
stand together, nothing can bring us down!
John Boyles is the UF Student Body presi-
Dorm life serves up chance for freshmen to lead, socialize
It's the start of another year here at UF. Birds are chirp-
ing, romance is in the air and everyone and their
mother is moving into the residence halls.
"I have never heard of a residence hall," you say.
They're known to just about everyone as dorms, but no
matter what the name, they're going to be called home for
more than 7,500 people this year.
As the president of the Inter-Residence Hall
Association, or IRHA, I can show you how living on cam-
pus is not just different than living at home it's better.
I have lived in the Grahan Area, Keys, Broward, and
Jennings. Living and staying on campus has made my col-
lege experience the best I could ask for and I hope it is the
same for you.
Whether you live on campus for one year or four, I en-
courage you to do one thing: get involved in your area. Take
a leadership position and learn more about the campus that
will be a part of your life for the next four years. I got my
start by joining the Graham Area Council. "
From-there I became a part of IRHA and for the past two
years I have been working to ensure your experience in the
residence halls is the best it can be. Parking, lighting and
housing policies are all issues we tackle to ensure residents
The Department of Housing & Residence Education
E.J. Walicki makes sure that your home is safe
Inter-Residence Hall and kept clean. It also provides you
Association with access to a cable lineup with
President more than 65 channels and a 1-
gigabit Internet connection. There
are also staff members and resident assistants to answer
questions about your new home.
On the other hand, no one is going to tell you when to
get up, when to brush your teeth and when you should
go to bed. Go ahead and make your room look like you
always wanted it to look.
We want you to know that you aren't the only one liv-
ing in the halls. You have your roommates (unless you
live in a single), everyone on your floor and all the resi-
dents in your area.
You will meet lifetime friends and soulmates while liv-
ing in the residence halls. There will be new experiences
and a ton of memories that you will talk about for years.
You are going to be doing your own laundry, cooking,
cleaning or at least trying really hard to get someone
else to do it. But I did say this was better than living at
Then again, no one said when those chores had to be
done and how. It's completely up to you what you want to
cook, how often you want to wash your clothes and when
you want to clean up after yourself.
With that being said, here are the top 10 reasons why
you should live in a residence hall:
10. Because students off campus don't get a free movie
9. You can tell your grandchildren how hard you had it
wearing shower shoes.
8. There is no greater feeling than having your triple
knocked down to a double.
7. Unless you live at Lakeside, you can wake up 10
minutes before your class and still be on time.
6. Getting down and dirty at Mudfest is a once-in-a-
5. You become, a pro at taking everything in that U-
Haul and putting into a space half the size.
4. You will learn just how bad something has to smell
before you finally wash it.
3. If you plan it right, you shouldn't have to pay for a
meal for the first week of school.
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Varied backgrounds, skills aid trustees in UF role
They oversee your courses, your professors
and your campus and they're about to stake
their claim in your tuition as well.
They're not members of the state
Legislature or other government officials
- they're the UF trustees, who serve as the
university's most powerful authorities.
Alfonso serves as the CEO of Alfonso
Architects, a Tampa-based architectural group.
He is also the CEO of a Tampa real estate de-
velopment firm called Alliant Partners.
Alfonso earned both a bachelors degree in
design and a masters degree in architecture
from UF. He was appointed to the university's
top governing body in 2001.
As UF's Student Body president, Boyles
serves as the board's sole student member.
Boyles automatically earned his spot with
the trustees when he was elected to Student
Government's top office in March.
C. David Brown, II
Brown is the chairman of Broad and Cassel,
a Florida law firm with seven offices through-
out the state.
A graduate of UF's law school, Brown was
named as a university trustee in 2004.
UF graduate Courtney Cunningham has
served in a multitude of leadership positions
around the state.
Gov. Lawton Chiles appointed him to the
Florida Elections Commission in 1996, and
Gov. Jeb Bush reappointed Cunningham to
that commission in 2000.
He was appointed to the board in 2005.
Daniels is the president of Saturn of
Gainesville, but he also has an extensive his-
tory in the auto industry.
Daniels, a graduate of Howard University,
was named to the university's top governing
body in 2001.
As the chairman of the board, Fernandez
is responsible for overseeing the body's mem-
bers and activities.
When he's not fulfilling his duties with the
university's power players, Fernandez serves
as a managing partner at SI Ventures, a ven-
ture capital firm.
He was named to the board in 2001 and
was elected chairman in 2003.
W.A. "Mac" McGriff III
McGriff, a UF graduate, works as a private
investor in Jacksonville. During his time at
UF, he worked toward earning a degree in
business administration, which he received
He was appointed to UF's board in 2001.
Merkel works as a consultant for Chris-
Craft Industries, a powerboat manufacturer
based in Sarasota.
A UF alumna, Merkel was named to the
university's board in 2001.
Dianna Fuller Morgan
Morgan is the board's second-in-command
as its vice chair. She recently retired as senior
vice president of public affairs for Walt Disney
There, she was in charge of the company's
media relations, philanthropy work and lob-
bying at the local, state and national levels.
Morgan was appointed as a UF trustee
in 2001 and was elected vice chair that same
O'Connell is the senior vice president at
Hill and Knowlton, a Tampa-based public
relations firm. She is the widow of Stephen C.
O'Connell, a former UF president.
O'Connell was named to UF's board in
Powell is the cofounder, chairman and
CEO of Trivest Partners, an equity investment
firm located in Miami.
Powell attended UF from 1957 to 1960
and received a bachelor's degree in business
administration from the University of Miami
He was appointed as a UF trustee in 2003.
Alfred C. Warrington, IV
Warrington is a co-CEO of Sanifill, an en-
vironmental company, and founder of House
of Chatham, which manufactures health and
UF's business college is named after
Warrington, who was appointed as a trustee
Wright, a UF law professor, earned her seat
on the board when she was elected president
of the Faculty Senate.
She is the only UF faculty member who
serves on the board.
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By CHAD SMITH
Alligator Contributing Writer
Thousands of UF freshmen waved their hometowns
goodbye earlier in the Summer to enroll in classes, and
many of those students said they couldn't be happier with
They sampled the college experience while UF's campus
was considerably less crowded, got a head start on a higher
education with just a few Summer courses, and got to taste
all the freedom in the world or at least as much as a dorm
room and roommate can provide:
"It's been a pretty laid-back transition," said Craig
Colsky, 18, of Miami. Plenty of Colsky's friends from high
school also spent their Summer at UF, he said.
The political science major, who lived in Jennings Hall
this Summer, said he advises Fall's batch of freshmen to see
an adviser to get a grasp of UF's scheduling system.
Maida Muratagic and Kayla Sweigart, both of the St.
UF Petersburg area, found making friends in
UhogW-to the dorms to be relatively easy.
SMuratagic and Sweigart said UF's size
did not intimidate them because they at-
tended a large high school together.
Additionally, they said the urban area they are from
makes Gainesville nothing to write home about.
"Traffic here, this isn't traffic," Muratagic said.
Still, both warned newcomers to leave the dorms for
class as early as possible.
Rachael Jaspan, 17, of Clermont, said she was thrilled
when she found she had been accepted at UF and thor-
oughly enjoyed being on campus during the Summer
even though she can't get into Gainesville's nightclubs
downtown until she turns 18 in September.
From Jaspan's roommate to random people she met
around the university, everyone has been helpful and fun
to be around, she said. But she added that the entire experi-
ence has not been perfectly smooth.
Jaspan, who was used to getting As in high school, said
she struggled this Summer in what were supposed to be
easy courses. She discovered that she has to change her
study habits, she said, and she is working to accomplish
that. The size of the university has also overwhelmed her,
Her advice to the freshmen arriving for Fall classes: "Get
ready to be lost."
How-to guides help decipher UF
In these special how-to guides,
we hope to provide answers to the
who, what, where, when and how
questions that have been weighing
on your mind since you completed
Though our how-to guides are
comprehensive, they are by no means
We encourage new students and
their families to follow the Web
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tions. In our experience, there's no
such thing as too much information.
For starters, you'll need to under-
stand the basics of your new home.
Sure, you know it's a great to be a
Florida Gator, but what kind of num-
bers lie beneath UF's sleek image?
UF enrollment as of Fall 2005:
In-state student enrollment as of
Fall '05: 86 percent
Undergraduate degree programs:
Now that you have a better idea
of the university's scope, take a
closer look at what kind of atmo-
sphere you'll encounter in your new
Most freshmen eagerly register
themselves for UF's so-called "easy"
classes such as Wildlife Issues and
Age of Dinosaurs.
But just because you've heard
those courses are a breeze doesn't
necessarily mean you'll be receiv-
ing much one on-on-one time-with
your professors when you arrive at
Last Fall, 285 of UF's 3,223 classes
enrolled 100 students or more.
For every faculty member at UF
there are 23 students working their
way toward a degree.
And a huge student body isn't
UF's only claim to fame.
As the largest university in the
state, UF boasts a sprawling campus
with hundreds of buildings.
Size: More than 2,000 acres
Buildings with teaching areas: 190
So even as you try to navigate
your way around UF's campus with
a map in hand, take comfort in the
fact that you're in good company.
In March, UF Provost Janie Fouke
said the university had received
about 24,000 applications for just
about 6,500 freshman spots.
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Options grow for going to, fro
* AIRPORT, BUS SERVICES
HELP STUDENTS ESCAPE.
By NANCY FISHGOLD
Alligator Contributing Writer
Whether it's by two wheels or
four, on-foot or with wings, it's
important to know how to get
One of the most important sys-
tems for students to know about
is the Regional Transit System, or
RTS, which boasts 22 city routes
and 10 on-campus routes.
RTS operates from 6 a.m.
to 2 a.m. Monday through
Wednesday and from 6 a.m. to 3
a.m. Thursday through Saturday.
Starting this Fall, RTS will also
offer Sunday service from 10 a.m.
to 5 p.m.
Theresa Harrison, the market-
ing coordinator for RTS, said it's
extremely important that stu-
dents be aware of the RTS Web
"The Web site will tell you ev-
erything, from schedules to how
to read the maps. You can even
sign up for notification e-mails
for your specific route," Harrison
The Later Gator, which is the
nighttime RTS downtown bus
service, will run Monday through
Saturday this year from 8:30 p.m.
to 3 a.m., Harrison said.
"There are different Later
Gator routes though," she said.
"They have different pick-up
locations and different operating
times. The key is the Web site."
If you're on campus at night
and need. to get somewhere
safely, you can call the Student
Nightime Auxiliary Patrol, or
The service, which is super-
vised by the University Police
Department, will pick you up
from one end of UF's campus and
take you to any other on-campus
destination you choose.
Officer Darin Gentry of UPD
said that this Fall,
SUF 1 SNAP will oper-
.hoW-tO ate seven days a
week, except on
holidays, from 6:30 p.m. to 2 a.m.
To arrange for a SNAP can to pick
you up, call (352) 392-SNAP.
"All you need to provide is
your first name, location and
destination," Gentry said.
If you plan on getting a bike,
Gentry said one of the most im-
portant things to be aware of is
the free bike registration system
offered at UPD.
Gentry said that register-
ing your bike has a number of
benefits. The registration decal
serves as a deterrent for thieves
and a registered bike is easier to
recover if stolen. Additionally,
registered retailers do not accept
stolen bikes if someone tries to
As far as purchasing a set of
wheels, Gainesville has a number
of stores that sell new and used
Ted Kubisek, owner of Spin
Cycle, said his shop sells lights
and lock packages because these
things help prevent students
from getting in trouble with the
"Be prepared to get extras
with your bike," Kubisek said.
"You have to have a front and
rear light on your bike; it's the
law in Gainesville."
If you want to skip town for
the weekend, you can always
take to the sky. Gainesville's air-
port is located at 3880 N.E. 39th
Ave, which is right off of Waldo
Michelle Danisovszky, the
public relations manager at the
airport, said the flights are simple
The only three airlines that
fly out of Gainesville Regional
Airport are Delta, which goes
to Atlanta, Continental, which
flies to Miami and Tampa, and
U.S. Airways, which goes to
From these main cities,
Danisovszky said students can
connect to anywhere in the
"We recommend that students
book in advance," Danisovzsky
said. "As the plane gets fuller, the
price for seats gets higher."
Students who travel to South
Florida can take advantage of
one of the two Miami bus ser-
Carol Reyes/ Alligator
Lydia Charlemagne rides the Sorority Row bus on her way to a meet-
ing on campus. The Sorority Row bus makes its rounds every 20
minutes during the Summer.
vices that travels to and from Pompano Beach.
Gainesville. Students can buy tickets
Gainesville Miami Gainesville, Monday through Wednesday
or GMG, goes to Miami and from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. and
makes stops at service plazas in Thursday from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Fort Pierce, West Palm Beach and at the Reitz Union.
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He ate liver balls and pork casserole
baked in a pig's stomach and it was
A German family served the meal that
summer's eve on their vineyard, which
also included pungent sauerkraut and 15
samples of wine. .
Ray Coleman, a UF journalism senior,
said he and 20 other UF students and
advisers were supposed to try about 30
wines that night in Mannheim, but didn't
quite make it.
"I wish I could get a good Schnitzel
around here," he added.
Coleman's trip was one of the 88 inter-
national study abroad programs UF offers.
The university adds more each year, and
new students are encouraged to begin
thinking about or even planning any
overseas excursions they hope to make
during their UF careers.
The Bright Futures Scholarship
Program pays tuition for UF and foreign
exchange programs if the trip takes place
during the Fall or Spring semesters.
The UF. International Center imple-
mented a new tool this Summer: An online
application process. The advanced search-
engine makes researching the thousands
of options much easier.
On its Web site, the UF Provost's Office
declares that overseas study is one of five
activities that will enhance an undergrad-
But only a small percentage of the UF
population actually studies abroad every
By the end of this year, 2,000 students
will have studied abroad. About 1,800
went overseas in 2005.
"It takes a certain amount of guts," said
Angel Kwolek-Folland, an assistant dean
in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences,
referring to leaving the United States for
the first time. "You have to be willing to
have your assumptions challenged."
Kwolek-Folland said students might
hesitate about studying abroad because
many have never flown overseas before
- and it can be scary. But after taking the
first stab at it, she said, traveling soon be-
comes a thrill.
Freshmen should start thinking now, if
studying abroad is somewhere on the top
of the college to-do list, she added.
Short trips, such as UF's Spring Break
study abroad program in Paris, could be
less intimidating for students who have
never traveled overseas before, she said.
Planning ahead can help prevent finan-
cial pitfalls, so it will not ever be too late to
UF Provost Janie Fouke, the universi-
ty's chief academic officer, said studying
overseas is seen as a positive note on a
"[It gives] me an index that they're will-
ing to challenge themselves and to tackle
new and different things," Fouke said.
She said the numbers of UF students
studying abroad are lower than she would
like them to be, but she does not believe
the programs' costs are deterring stu-
"It takes a certain amount of guts.
You have to be willing to have your
CLAS assistant dean
"It's very hard for me to understand
that financial reasons are the reasons why
people don't study abroad," she said.
Susanne Hill, the coordinator of UF's
study abroad programs, said regularly
priced study abroad programs usually
seem outrageous to most UF students.
Some study abroad provider programs
cost about $12,000, or the same amount
in tuition that out-of-state undergraduate
students pay to attend UF.
Hill said Florida residents are used to
UF's dirt-cheap tuition and Bright Futures
The UF International Center awards
$85,000 a year to students.
Italy has 80 study abroad programs
and Spain the No. 1 travel destination
for UF students has more than 100, Hill
An eight-week summer session at Pablo
de Olavide Universidad in Grenada, Spain,
costs about $4,000, not including airfare.
There are three types of study abroad
programs: UF-programs, foreign exchange
programs and private provider programs.
The provider programs are generally
more expensive because many include ex-
cursions to other cities and countries and
do not follow UF tuition.
Many provider programs also do the
legwork for students interested in interna-
Housing costs overseas are compa-
rable to the price of rent payments in
One of the main advantages of study
abroad programs is they offer dozens of
opportunities to learn a foreign language.
UF's administration is working to en-
courage international travel in other ways
In September, the university's Board of
Trustees approved an international stud-
ies major that will have a study abroad
Under the current system, the European
Union Studies minor and Masters of
International Business program both have
study abroad requirements.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 16, 2006 E ALLIGATOR, 13
Housing officials aim to avoid roommate quarrels
By CHAD SMITH
Alligator Contributing Writer
This Fall, like every other Fall, thou-
sands of UF freshmen and other students
will move into the university's dorms and
learn to share their precious space with
someone else, most likely a stranger.
And within the cold, hard concrete walls
of UF's 24 undergraduate residence halls,
resentment among roommates thrown
together can grow just as easily as mold
in towels strewn about on the community
Just ask Keshia Ferguson.
Ferguson, 22, a recent nutrition gradu-
afe who lived in Rawlings Hall during
her freshman and sophomore years, had a
difficult time adjusting to dorm life during
her first year.
"You're used to changing in your room,
but you can't do that," she said.
She could not stand her roommate's
boyfriend being in the room every week-
end, she said, and loud music playing
down the hall also bothered her.
But she never spoke up, and she soon
developed a bitter attitude toward her
E.J. Walicki, president of the Inter-
Residence Hall Association and a UF senior
majoring in astronomy, said the key to
fostering a successful relationship with a
roommate is communication.
From the very start, doing things togeth-
er like eating, shopping and talking about
how the room should be set up helps de-
velop a good living situation, Walicki said.
As a member of the IRHA executive
board, Walicki has had his own private
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room since he took office as the organiza-
tion's auditor as a sophomore. But before
that he had to room with someone else in
He and his roommate did not encounter
many problems, he said, but when some-
thing began to bother him, he brought it up
early to resolve the situation.
When some of his roommate's things
were invading his territory on his side of
the room, he did not yell or make a big deal
out of it.
But he did let him know that it was ir-
ritating him in a civil way.
Voicing concerns immediately is impor-
tant, he said, but waiting until the end of
the semester to do so will help no one.
Norbert Dunkel, UF's director of
Housing & Residence Education, said,
"Every set of roommates are probably go-
ing to have a situation."
At the beginning of the semester, on-
campus residents are encouraged to fill
out a form with their roommate that asks
them personal questions that will provide
a basis for resolving and avoiding conflicts,
The forms ask questions like what time
each roommate likes going to bed and what
kind of music they enjoy.
The university notifies students of their
future roommates before the semester
starts, and that helps avert issues before
either of them even sets foot in the room,
The students can then exchange phone-
calls and e-mails or look each other
up on social networking Web sites like
Facebook.com and Myspace.com.
Bad first impressions can be made based
solely on someone's hometown, he said,
and that contact prior to moving in together
helps prevent those kinds of stereotypes.
But in some cases, people just were not
meant to be confined to a small space to-
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from their roommates and the housing
department tries to meet as many of those
requests as it can, Dunkel said.
But about two or three times per semes-
ter, the department will have to intervene
during a conflict and split a pair up, usu-
ally because one of the roommates refuses
"You may not have
to be friends, but you
should be able to live to-
gether," he said.
But just because you
may not like your new
roommate doesn't mean
you have to hate your on-
UF offers a wide vari-
ety of living accommodations to its newest
batch of students, ranging from traditional
double rooms to apartment-style suites to-
ward the edge of the university's campus.
Nestled conveniently close to the Fresh
Food Company is Broward Hall, which you
probably remember as your dank sleeping
quarters from your Preview session.
Broward may not be UF's swankiest res-
idence hall, but at least it's within reason-
able walking distance to Turlington Plaza, a
main hub for campus activity.
Another popular freshman living choice
is the Lakeside Residential Complex, lo-
cated just by Lake Alice on the west side
Though most Lakeside residents must
endure a long bus ride or bike trek to make
if to classes on time, living in one of UF's
newest dorms has its perks.
Although a Lakeside address usually
means you'll be sharing space with three
other roommates, squabbles will probably
be a minor issue: You'll have your very
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Tricks can ease textbook trip
By OCTAVIAN CANTILLI
Alligator Contributing Writer
No matter how you crunch the
numbers, textbooks are a huge col-
lege expense, and during the course
of an average student's college ca-
reer, he or she will pay thousands of
dollars for textbooks.
With this in mind it is important
to realize that not all bookstores are
created equal. Each offers a different
set of pros and cons.
Its important to remember that
students are not required to buy
their books from any one seller, un-
less, of course, that seller is the only
one with the title in stock.
Also, most books can be resold at
the end of the semester albeit for a
fraction of their original value.
Depending on what is most im-
portant to you whether its saving
money, not having to travel far, free
stuff or having the book as soon as
possible one book source's stock
may rise when compared with the
Online booksellers usually offer
the most competitive prices., the
drawback: the buyer cannot inspect
the used book before purchase. In
addition, students may have to wait
weeks for the book to be shipped,
and if a student waits until a week
into class to buy a book online, he
may not receive the book until a
month into the class. By that time,
he or she would be well behind his
or her classmates.
Local bookstores also offer de-
ferred payment, but the specifics
vary from store to store. Usually,
potential buyers have to prove their
student status and leave a credit
card number on file:
The UF Bookstore is the big-
gest textbook store in town and is
conveniently located on-campus in
the Reitz Union. However, the UF
Bookstore generally sells fewer used
books than its competitors.
Orange and Blue Textbooks
claims as much as 70 percent of
their textbook sales come from used
books, and they offer generous in-
centives. However they are among
the smallest stores and sometimes
carry a more limited selection.
The Florida Book Store claims as
much as 60 percent of their textbook
sales come from used books, and
employees said that some of the
proceeds go toward planting trees in
forests. Roughly half of the store is
devoted to selling T-shirts, hats and
other Gators memorabilia.
Goerings Book Stores are some
of Gainesville's smallest textbook
But if you're enrolled in a UF
English course, be ready to seek out
Goerings; most English professors
order exclusively through this inde-
pendent seller. Goerings also spon-
sors speakers or events that bring
together authors and students.
Gator Textbooks Inc. is located
farthest away from campus amid
heavy road construction, but the
owners also said'as much as 70
percent of their textbook sales come
from used books;
"We are mainly a textbook store
and we sell a little bit of the fluff,"
said Donald Gray, co-owner of
Gator Textbooks. "But the other
stores sell a lot of fluff, and they also
Gray said when his bookstore
determines a price for a book it also
takes into account any new editions
of the textbook that could be on the
horizon. If this is the case, then Gray
will sell the book for a lower price
than its competition.
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"Why do that, when we can sell
them back to the publisher for full
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The UF Bookstore does, however,
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used next year. If that sticker is pres-
ent when a student tries to resell that
book, he or she will be given 50 per-
cent of the original purchase price
whether or not the book is used in
the following semester.
In the meantime, shop around.
Attaining self-sufficieny can be seamless, simple
By BRITTANY DEPUTY
Alligator Contributing Writer
If you've dyed your clothes pink thanks to
a rogue red sock or found yourself in the pro-
duce aisle wondering whether to squeeze or
thumpcantaloupes for freshness you're not
alone. Learning to survive on your own can
be tricky, but a little advice on self-sufficiency
might lend you a hand or even save your life.
First, you need to know that smelly laun-
dry convulses people.
"When I first left home, I didn't know how
to do anything," said Eric Boyce, 24, a UF
sport management senior. "First six months of
freshman year, I had girls come over to do my
laundry. I was lucky."
But for .those who aren't as lucky, wash-
and-fold service is a great way to make sure
your pants don't walk away without you.
Laundromats such as Gatorland Laundromat
Inc, at 2430 N. Main St., will wash, dry and
fold your clothes for you in about three hours.
Flash your Gator 1 card and you'll get a dis-
As a new UF student, you'll also need to
learn to eat well and eat cheap.
Backpacking across campus will work
up an appetite, but living on your own can
deplete finances. So what's a hungry student
Eat on campus, for starters.
Most students like to grab a bite at the Reitz
Union. With meal selections ranging from su-
shi to salads to macaroni and cheese, you'll
never go hungry. Just remember, if you don't
have a UF nieal plan, the cashiers only accept
cash and declining balance.
If you've already used up most of the
week's meals on your meal plan, there are
plenty of off-campus choices as well, such as
Tijuana Flats Burrito Co.
"They have the best burritos in town,"
Boyce said. Tijuana Flats is located at 1720 W.
The International House of Pancakes, 3613
SW 13th St., runs a good deal
Class of as well. Show the server your
1 Gator 1 card and get 10 percent
010 off, and if you come back within
24 hours, you'll get 20 percent
But to ensure you don't go overboard with
those pancakes, always keep a budget.
"The hardest part about living on your own
is budgeting time and money," said Duncan
Brueckner, 20, a UF psychology junior. "I once
bought a bag of mousetraps. I didn't even
have a mouse problem. Its wasted money."
Prevent wasted time and money and invest
in a planner. They're easy to use and help you
keep on track.
Above all other things, be aware and be
Not only should you watch for cars but be
aware of your surroundings. Leave your iPod
alone until you get to your car or call LF's
nightly escort service at (352) 392-SNAP.
Ladies, don't be afraid to take the Rape
Aggression Defense class offered by the
University Police. Some guys think its cool
to kick butt.
Make a list of important phone numbers
and stick it to .your refrigerator. For life threat-
ening emergencies, 911 is a must.
Numbers for the Alachua County Crisis
Center, (352) 264-6789, the University Police,
(352) 392-1111, can also be helpful.
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Gainesville centers welcome freshmen to worship
By MARION RAMIREZ
Alligator Contributing Writer
After all the tests and endless cups of cof-
fee, many students just need a place to relax,
and there are many places of worship around
the UF campus that can help.
Tlhe Dean of Students Office oversees a
group of 13 religious organizations and cen-
ters, called the Campus Ministry Cooperative.
According to the DSO's Web site, each orga-
nization seeks to enrich lives by providing
opportunities for growth through fellowship,
educational programs, worship services, rec-
reation, entertainment and the development
of one's faith.
BAHA'I ASSOCIATION OF THE UNIVERSITY OF
FLORIDA: The Baha'i Association's students
meet twice a month on the UF campus.
The Baha'i center, which is located on 4451
NW 19th St., offers character development
classes every Saturday.
"One of the main principles of Baha'i is to
unite mankind," said Layla Cazitt, a member
of Project Badi and a UF sophomore.
In July, about 11 Baha'i youths from
Gainesville were active volunteers in Project
Badi. Students who participated in the proj-
ect offered free tutoring to the Glenn Springs
neighborhood and shared their faith through
dances and puppet shows.
There are no divisions in the faith, and any-
one is welcome to join, Cazitt said.
ST. AUGUSTINE CHURCH THE CATHOLIC
STUDENT CENTER: St. Augustine Church, lo-
cated on 1738 W. University Ave., holds mass-
es every Sunday at 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 5:30 p.m., 7:
30 p.m. and a Spanish mass at 1:30 p.m.
Each Tuesday, the church welcomes any
students for a free meal at 6:15 p.m., following
the 5:30 p.m. mass.
The church holds a Bible study every
Wednesday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., and once a
month the church holds a prayer group called
PDCSC PRESBYTERIAN AND DISCIPLES OF
CHRIST STUDENT CENTER: Presbyterian and
Disciples of Christ Student Center, located
on 1402 W University Ave., hosts a variety of
activities throughout each week.
"Our student center's uniqueness stems
from our open and accepting policy for all stu-
dents (LGBTQ, religiously unaffiliated, athe-
ist, agnostic, etc)," Maria Carter, the center's
office manager, wrote in an e-mail.
"We're a very progressive group, and we
try to provide programming that reaches
students who are interested in exploring their
own spirituality, even outside of a tradition-
ally religious context."
On Wednesday at 7 p.m., the center holds
a "Fellowship Supper" for $1. All are welcome
and vegan or vegetarian meals are also avail-
The center meets at Stubbie Shirt Pub in
downtown Gainesville for informal discus-
sions on Thursdays at 8 p.m.
On Sunday nights, alternative forms of
spiritual services featuring meditation, Taize,
Iona, centering prayer, laby-
oW-t 1tive worship styles are offered,
said Carter. Every week, the
center also holds in-depth
During Spring Break, the center's students
go on a week-long service trip. Students have
visited Puerto Rico, Cuba, South Carolina and
BAPTIST COLLEGIATE MINISTRIES: Baptist
Collegiate Ministries, located at 1604 W.
University Ave., meets on Tuesdays at 8 p.m.
for an event called Gator, a gathering service
featuring a band and student speakers.
On Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Baptist
Collegiate Ministries hosts a Bible study
"We also go tailgating on game days," said
the Rev. Eddie Gilley
Freshmen are welcome to Fish Schools on
Thursday's and Sunday's at different times.
Fish Schools is a Bible study for college fresh-
man, Gilley said.
On Aug. 29, Baptist Collegiate
Ministries will have a "Welcome Back
Dinner and Church Fair" starting at 7:
30 p.m. Events are open to everyone.
ISLAMIC CENTER OF GAINESVILLE: Prayer
listing times for the Islamic Center of
Gainesville, located at 1010 W. University
Ave., can be found on the center's Web site at
HILLEL AT THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA:
Hillel, a Jewish center located at 2020 W.
University Ave., holds separate services for or-
thodox, conservative and reform worshippers
at 6:30 p.m. on Fridays. Free dinner follows the
According to the UF Hillel's Web site, there
are about 7,000 Jewish students at UF.
Hillel also offers yoga and tai chi classes.
Hillel provides many amenities for those
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By KEN SCHWENCKE
Alligator Contributing Writer
We've all been there: that moment when you realize that
your high school study habits or lack thereof just won't
cut it in college.
Usually this moment of clarity comes in a cold sweat as you
stare blankly down at your first exam. But it doesn't have to be
Gainesville and UF offer many different resources to help
you make the grade.
On campus, you can choose from a variety of helpful ser-
vices, such as the Teaching Center at Broward Hall
The Teaching Center offers students free tutoring, both by
appointment and walk-in.
Another oft-underused resource for all students is a profes-
sor's office hours.
If you need help or clarification on any point regarding your
classes, a professor or teaching assistant's office hours can be
invaluable after all, they're being paid to sit around for that
time, anyway. The least you could do is pay them a visit.
"If I ever have questions, I'll try to go to my teacher's office
hours," said Stacy Senick, a second-year UF student.
"I don't get why more people don't," Senick added.
Your fellow classmates are also potential untapped re-
While you may be apprehensive at first to approach perfect
strangers, you should realize that your classmates are largely in
the same boat as you.
"If you don't understand something, there's a good chance
that someone else in your class does," said Ricky Rieck, a
fourth-year student at UEF
"If I ever have questions, I'll try to go to my
teacher's office hours."
Form a small study group if you have to the more heads
you bring together, the cearer the material will seem.
However, while group study may work for some, many
students find that private study works best for their tastes and
Whichever method you employ is an entirely personal deci-
sion, but it is sometimes hard to even find time to sit down and
The easiest ways to overcome this problem are to either set
aside designated study times during the day-or just use your
spare moments on campus more wisely.
"One thirfg I was told that really works is to take any breaks
you might have while on campus, just for like an hour or some-
thing, and go to the library or Plaza of the Americas and study,"
said fourth-year UF student Arianna Ramer.
If you're still struggling with a class, however, off-campus
companies are ready to fill in any gaps.
Services such as Einstein's Notes or SmokinNotes provide
UF students with valuable supplements for their classes.
The services work by hiring students enrolled in a course to
take notes. Officials at the company then edit and sell their em-
ployees' work, frequently including note cards or sample tests.
"I always gets notes for my classes if they have them," said
Moises Bure, a fourth-year UF student. "Their notes are way
more thorough than mine."
TutoringZone, which operates review sessions for many
undergraduate courses, is another popular off-campus option
for students who need a little extra help.
But above all other things, passing a class at UF really comes
down to self-discipline and motivation.
If you make the effort to reach out and get the help you
need, classes will be that much easier for you.
.Though your new courses may seem daunting at first,
you'll soon realize that with enough diligence, any class be-
Decals, luck can help students avoid parking pitfalls
* FRESHMEN ARE TOLD TO LOOK
OUT FOR DECALS, PARKING SIGNS.
By ALEX TIEGEN
During her first year at UF, Alicia
Marchand received two parking tickets.
One was for parking on the grass behind
Beaty Towers; the other for parking outside
Broward Hall when she was bringing mate-
rials into class. Marchand, an art major, is
not the only student who has resorted to
desperate measures when trying to find a
parking space on UF's campus.
The university only has about 24,000
parking spaces for more than 50,000 stu-
dents and about 15,000 faculty and staff,
said Scott Fox, director of UF Transportation
and Parking Services.
"We're never going to be in an environ-
ment where we have one parking-space for
everyone who needs one," Fox said
But with the proper decal and a little
luck students can park on campus and
avoid the headache of a ticket or the embar-
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where, Fox said.
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and it regulates public transportation and
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can purchase student Commuter decals..
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1 decal if they have more than 50 credits or
Red 3 decal if they have less than 50 credits.
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to students who live in fam-
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ShW-tro Full information on the
decals and their assigned
parking lots and prices
can be found at the department Web site,
Decals can be purchased at the depart-
ment office or online.
Students are only allowed to park in the
lots specifically assigned to their decals.
Dorm or commuter parking lots can fill up
quickly, Fox said.
"There is enough parking for students on
campus," Fox said. "The caveat is that it may
not be in the location where students would
most like to see it."
UF has a grace period for student parking
areas to allow students to get adjusted from
Summer break until Sept. 1.
Freshmen commonly err by refusing to
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signed areas, Fox said.
Fines can range between $7 for parking
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cap space. Vehicles can be booted for one
or more delinquent tickets or more than
five tickets in a decal year, Fox said. After
receiving 10 tickets, vehicles are eligible for
suspension from campus, he said.
Parking citations can be appealed within
20 days if the recipient has a valid excuse.
Fox keeps a list of the most odd and
funny excuses people have used when ap-
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Plunging into SG an easy task if you know rules
By JESSICA DaSILVA
Student Government lead-
ers stand out on campus with
BlackBerrys, suits and slick talk.
And they want you, the newest
members of UF's 49,000-member
There are many different ways
to get involved with SG, and all
it really takes is a little motivation
and some advice from the veterans.
Josh Weiss, the No. 2 official in
the Student Senate, said one of the
best ways to get involved in SG is
to first get involved with different
organizations around campus.
"Go to the third floor of the
Reitz Union," Weiss said, refer-
ring to SG headquarters and the
location of the Office of Student
Activities. "There are 753 organi-
zations and you can find informa-
tion about any [one of them]."
Weiss said when freshmen try
new things, they may find an activ-
ity or dub that they really enjoy and
might have never known about.
"Someone I knew said to come
check [SG] out and look what it's
done to me three years later," he
Student Body President John Boyles announces his candidacy with the new Swamp Party at the start of
Spring election last January.
If a student chooses to become a
part of SG, Weiss' main advice is to
get excited and love what you do.
He said it will take you farther and
help you contribute more.
Weiss and other student sena-
tors are responsible for nearly $12
million money drawn from fees
that every UF student must pay
with tuition. Senators are elected
in two cycles: The first batch,
which represents students by liv-
ing area, will be voted into office
in a few weeks' time. The second
group, which represents students
by class or major, is elected in the
Aside from deciding what or-
ganizations get how much money,
the Senate passes laws, ostensibly
to improve the lives of students,
and resolutions, which express
the Senate's appreciation or ire
- over a particular issue. Any stu-
dent can write a bill or resolution,
but for the Senate to vote on the
issue, he or she must find a senator
to sponsor the measure.
Student Body President John
Boyles, a former senator himself,
agreed with Weiss' advice.
Boyles said the best way to get
involved with SG is to apply and
come out to Senate meetings and
"just get involved in the process."
Boyles, as well as former
Student Body Vice President Lydia
Washington and Student Body
Treasurer Ryan Moseley, was elected
in March. Student Body executives
are voted into office at the same time
as the second group of senators.
Boyles and his running mates
were elected on the Swamp Party
ticket, one of two parties competing
for seats in last Spring's election.
Any student can form an SG
political party. The new party
must be registered with the Office
of Student Activities. At least six
Senate candidates must be aligned
with the party for it to be recog-
nized as a student organization.
The deadline to form new par-
ties usually falls three weeks after
the beginning of the Fall semester.
.Student diverse your
-,.. r', .; talents and
you are to a party," said Mike
Patrone, the leader of the Senate.
To run for a Senate seat this
Fall, students must have a 2.0
GPA overall and for the previ-
ous semester, excluding Summer
- and live in the area they wish
Patrone said willpower is what
determines who will get those
-Patrone first became involved
in SG during the Fall 2003, his
freshman year. He started going to
Senate meetings and got involved
with organizations on campus and
"kept up with their issues."
He was elected to the Student
Senate his sophomore year.
"Never give up" is the guid-
ance he offers to those who want
to make a difference in SG.
"You may not get elected the
first time," Patrone said. "It may
take one, two, five, 10 times to get
it. It's a highly regarded position.
Keep trying, don't give up."
SG pays tab with more than $12M of student money
Editor's note: This report first appeared
in the July 25 Alligator.
By JESSICA DaSILVA
Student Government is everywhere on
your bus, inside your newspaper, even in
your cup of coffee.
With more than $12 million of UF
students' money in its coffers, SG has an
enormous responsibility to make life a little
easier for the student body.
Most students do not realize that they
have paid for SG-provided services with
the Activity & Service Fee almost $10 per
credit hour or about $150 for a student tak-
ing 15 hours of classes.
Once this money flows from student
pockets to SG reserves, it is handed out in a
number of ways, notably to pay for the Reitz
Union, UF's on-campus fitness centers and
myriad student organizations.
Consider a morning RTS bus ride to
campus. A quick flash of your Gator 1 card
and you're on your way, seemingly free of
But you have already paid the fare,
SG doesn't control the bus fare on its
own, but student leaders do have a say in
the final Transportation Access Fee, which
is bundled with every student's tuition
- $4.81 with each credit hour.
Next stop, Java City. Two years ago,
student senators nudged Aramark, UF's
food services provider, to provide fair trade-
certified coffee at campus Java City outlets,
meaning that the coffee company's lattes
and cappuccinos are heaped with a spoon-
ful of social responsibility.
Newspapers, another part of many stu-
dents' morning ritual,
Student are also an SG-provided
S;tu-.;."n!.t service. Since 2004, the
Student Senate has spent
thousands of dollars
for free copies of USA Today and the New
York Times. In 2005, SG leaders added the
Gainesville Sun to campus newsstands,
bringing the annual newspaper bill to
$91,000 of student money
Juggling your coffee cup and a news-
paper, you head to the Reitz Union's third
floor, home of SG's headquarters and the
free printing lab.
Several million sheets of paper flow from
SG's printers each year as students jostle
for space to print out papers, projects and
And you're paying for all of it.
The Division of Recreational Sports uses
the money to operate on-campus fitness
centers and organizes intramural sports,
Reitz officials use it to run the student union
building and the remaining $4 million goes
to SG itself, where it is chopped up and sent
to various student organizations and SG
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With more than 700 clubs, UF niche easy to find
By BRITTANY BOUFFARD
Alligator Contributing Writer
We're all Gators, true. But be-
neath our scaly, reptilian skins,
we're also musicians, senators, turf
grass scientists, surfers, humanitar-
ians, steel drummers, future veteri-
narians and skeet shooters.
Looking past the "Gator" label,
more than 49,000 individual per-
sonalities emerge, each one looking
to connect with others. With more
than 750 student organizations to
join, new Gators can break out of
their shells to find their perfect spots
in this huge swamp.
SUF- UF's massive
.. student population
can quickly over-
whelm many fresh-
men, making it especially difficult to
find one's niche. But the university's
diversity creates countless opportu-
nities for people with similar inter-
ests to come together.
Jillian Yoerges is a UF junior
and director of IDEAL, a group
of trained ambassadors from the
Center for Student Involvement.
"Definitely get involved be-
cause it's really hard and over-
whelming at first. People want to
concentrate on classes, but I wish
I'a gotten.started faster," she said.
Students can explore their interests
on a personal level by speaking with
members of IDEAL. Located on the
third floor of the Reitz Union, these
student leaders analyze individuals'
needs, and suggest the best involve-
ment opportunities based on inter-
ests and personality.
"Sometimes students just
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involved in," Yoerges said. "We
can sit them down and search
our database, leaving them with
some sort of idea of what to do."
In addition to connecting with
interests from volunteering to
surfing, students frequently con-
nect with groups that represent
their ethnicity, religion, life-
style or campus neighborhood.
Many students find a great fit in
the family atmospheres of multi-
cultural groups, such as-the Black
Student Union, Hispanic Student
Association, Jewish Student Union,
Asian-American Student Union, as
well as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and
Dennis Ngin, president of the
Asian-American Student Union,
said, "It provides an outlet for
Asian-American students an-
other home. It addresses issues of
diversity and things like that."
Students are not required to be
of a certain affiliation to join these
groups, however. All the organiza-
tions provide open opportunities
to learn about other students, Ngin
Another way to meet people is to
simply step outside one's room into
area government meetings.
Students actively participate in
campus housing through the Inter-
Residence Hall Association via in-
dividual government positions and
IRHA members organize cam-
pus-wide programs, from ice cream
socials to speakers, while connecting
with their neighbors.
"It's a cool way to get involved
because you get to meet a lot of
people," said E.J. Walicki, IRHA
president. "It's really dose, right
there on campus, just a few minutes
outside your hall."
Walicki also suggested visiting
the student organization fair every
semester and talking with cub rep-
resentatives who set up information
tables on Turlington Plaza.
"If you hear about something,
just go. If you don't like it, you don't
have to go back," he said.
Many students who want to
make both money and friends ac-
complish these goals with an on-
Filling out one application on the
UF job Web site applies students to a
large employment database so that
they can work with other Gators.
The UF Web site provides details
about the student organizations plus
links to their specific sites. It only
takes a couple clicks to learn where
a group meets and whom to contact.
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By KIM CRUTS
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Debbie Sanchez is going to be homeless for 15 days in
August, unless she wants to sleep in her own living room.
Sanchez, a UF sophomore, will be between leases at apart-
ment complexes for more than two weeks.
"I think I'll just sleep in the living room in the new apart-
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my bedroom door locked," Sanchez said.
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Neale said students frequently find the apartment search
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Apartment complexes vary in location, cost and size.
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pick of amenities and locations.
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The character of student living in Gainesville is growing up,
taking a more upscale turn with prices to match.
In College Park, a neighborhood within the student ghetto,
new development has helped drive up the cost of land to $2 to
$5 million an acre. Soon, the massive University Comers con-
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Rituals, recruitment varies among Greek councils
By JENNIFER POPEIL
Alligator Contributing Writer
Some of the first memories
of UF for about 25 percent of the
university's incoming students will
be Greek recruitment.
Chris Bullins, UF's director of
sorority and fraternity affairs, said
that being part of a Greek organiza-
tion can help make a large school
seem smaller for new students.
"Greek organizations offer what
a lot of other student organizations
do an opportunity to get in-
volved on campus and an opportu-
nity to meet other people and really
feel a connection," he said.
Out of UF's four Greek councils,
only the Panhellenic Council of
sororities and the Interfratemity
Council hold formal recruitments.
But the recruitment processes in
those councils are very different.
SI Panhellenic soror-
0W-to4 ity recruitment
will start on Aug.
18 and continue through Aug. 27,
instead of taking place the week
before Fall semester, as it has in
Students must apply online
at www.ufpanhellenic.com and
pay a nonrefundable fee to par-
After an orientation on the first
day of recruitment, the week kicks
off with three rounds, which are
meet-and-greets between potential
new sorority members and current
After each round of recruit-
ment, the potential new members
and chapters rank each other by
During round four, commonly
called preferentialls" students
visit three chapters. They are then
given a bid, which is an invitation
to become a member of a sorority,
the following day.
Students can look online for
a recruitment schedule, more in-
formation about the process arid
examples of what to wear to each
About 1,282 women partici-
pate each year in the recruitment
process, said Kitty Riggs, PC's
membership vice president and a
member of one of its sororities.
"I've found a place that I can be
myself," she said. "It has been the
most rewarding experience I have
had in college."
She said students should treat
recruitment like an interview pro-
cess and figure out which chapter
they would feel the most comfort-
"As long as you keep an open
mind and you can find that friend-
ship that you're looking for, you're
going to be fine," she said.
This year, the council's recruit-
ment differs slightly from that of
past years in that the "Running of
the Bulls" will not take place. The
annual event used to draw hun-
dreds of spectators to Bid Day at
Most of them hoped to see girls
who had received bids from the
"wrong" chapter cry or trip over
themselves. The event was can-
celled this year out of concern for
IFC recruitment will start Aug.
20 with an informational forum at
7 p.m. in the Reitz Union. The pro-
cess will continue through Aug. 25.
There will be opportunities for
lunch, dinner and evening events
at each of the 27 fraternity locations
during the week.
Fraternities can offer students a
bid at any time during the week.
They must decide which organiza-
tion they want to join by the last
night of recruitment.
Bullins said students should
find out everything they can about
the chapters before making a deci-
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BED ('bid) An invriatior to memrnrsnip from a Greek-letter
organization to a potenual member. -
BID DAY (nbd 'dA) An annual event in which fraternities
and sororites announce ineir potential rew members.
BIG ('big) Tne shortened form of "Dig brother" or "big sister.
a memoer who serves as a mentor for newer members
CHAPTER ('chap-L&r) Tne local group of the national
COLONY ('ki-l&-nEi A newly organized group working to
Become a chapter of a Greeh-ietter organization.
DE-PLEDGE ('d-'plej) The task of [erminating fraternity
or sorority membership before initiation. Tnose who de-pledge
cannot join another GreeK-letter organization before the reaf
formal recruitment penod.
DRY ('drI) The term used to desicnte events or settings
where alcohol is forbidden
FOUNDERS' DAY ('faun-d&rs 'dA) The event
celebrated by fraternities and soroities that hrgnlghlts the
history and founding of tne organization.
FRATERNITY (fr&-'t&r-n&-tE) A group of men bound
together t0 riual, ries and common goals.
FRATERNITY ROW (fr&-'t&r-n&-tE 'rO) Tre UF
street on vhnich 22 fraterniy houses are located.
GOOD STANDING ('gld stand-ing) A status reached
by a meniber upon fulfillment of all financial and scholastic
obligations to a chapter.
HAZING (haz-ing) Mental or physical degradaton. Tne
Greek-lener community strimly forbids hazing.
HOUSE ('haus) A fraternity or sorority's facility. used for
lodging. meals and meetings.
LEGACY ('le-g&-sE) A person rose mother, father, sister.
tions and ask those," he said. "As a
consumer, you have the right to be
For the Multicultural Greek
Council and the National Pan-
Hellenic Council, recruitment is a
whole different story.
Neither council holds a formal
recruitment, but both hold Fall
showcases that highlight each
council's chapters. Students are re-
cruited throughout the year.
"You find the ones you like, and
then you seek them out," Bullins
said. "It's more about building the
MGC and NPHC participate
in membership intake once a year,
Brother, grandmother or grandfather is an initiated member of
a Greek-letter organization.
LITTLE (li-t&l) The shortened form of "little sister' or
little brother," a newer member who is meriored o0 an older
member of tne fraternity or sororrt,.
MASCOT ('mas-"kit) A symbol. usually an animal. chosen
to represent a Greek-letter organization.
MULTICULTURAL GREEK COUNCIL ("m&l-tE-
'k&lch-r&l 'grEk 'kaun(t)-s&l) Chapters of this council
are usually based on cultural or ethnic distinctions.
NATIONAL INTERPRATERNITY COUNCIL (nash-
n&l in-'t&r fr&-'t&r-n&-tE 'kaun(t)-s&l) Tre
goveming body of all "traditional" fraternrties in North America.
NATIONAL PAN-HELLENIC COUNCIL ('nash-n&e
'pan-he-'le-nik 'kaun(t)-s&l) The governing body of all
African-Amencan Greek-letter organizations in North America.
NEW MEIMBER ('nif 'mem-b&r) Formerly known as
pledges, new members are individuals who ha\e accepted a bid
and are preparing for initiaton into a Greek-letter organization
OFFICE OF SORORITY & FRATERNITY AFFAIRS
('i-fs &-v s&-'ror-&-tE '&n(d) fr&r-t&r-n&-tE &-
fer) The UF office that oversees the university's Greek-leter
PHILANTHROPY (fl-lan'thre-pE) A charitable cause
adopted by most GreeK-letter organizations.
POTENTIAL NEW MEMBER (p&-'ten(t)-sh&l 'nii
'mem-b&r) A person interested in becoming a member of a
fraternity or sorornt.
RECRU ITMNT (ri-'kriL-m&nt) Formerly known as
rush. recruitment is tne period when potential new members
become acquainted with members of fraternities and
SOBORITY (s&-'ror-&-tE) A group of women brought
together 1y historic practices and common goals
SORORITY ROW (s&-'ror-&-tE 'rO) Lncatea just off
Southwest 13t Street. this area contains tre houses of 15
Pannellenc Council sorortlies.
during either Fall or Spring, at
times chosen by the specific Greek
chapters; not by the councils.
This year's MGC showcase will
be held on Aug. 25 at 7 p.m. in the
Reitz Union Grand Ballroom. The
event usually lasts from about an
hour and a half to two hours.
Charlene Liu, director of the
MGC showcase, said that organi-
zations usually have informational
meetings, and interested students
should contact organizations and
attend their events.
"Do the research before you go
and get yourself into one organiza-
tion," she said. "What you think
you might fit into might not neces-
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NPHC will hold its annual Meet
the Divine Nine showcase Sept. 13
in the Reitz Union for students who
want to learn about each organiza-
tion. The council requires that new
members have been at the univer-
sity one full semester and hold a 2.5
cumulative GPA, Bullins said.
Bullins emphasized that hazing
is not tolerated in any of UF's Greek
organizations and that students can
leave the recruiting process at any
Students who accept bids will
begin the 10-week process known
as pledging directly after recruit-
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Volunteers needed at UF campus, local agencies
By KELSIE WILSON
Alligator Contributing Writer
Volunteering levels within the Gainesville
and UF community have reached an all-time
high during the past two years, according to
service organization records.
And UF officials and student leaders alike
are encouraging new students to roll up their
sleeves and donate their time.
Gainesville community members have vol-
unteered about 833,000 hours of service, with
UF students contributing 451,853 hours alone.
Vanessa Frisby, UF business management
student and office manager for UF's.Center
for Leadership & Service, said she thinks the
sudden spike in student volunteering is a
response to both national and international
She said the 2004 tsunami in Southeast
Asia and last year's hurricanes in Florida and
Louisiana have raised awareness of social is-
sues to UF students.
"Tragedy brings people together and in-
spires people to act," Frisby said.
Support from the UF administration to en-
courage service and community involvement
has also helped make volunteering popular,
"Volunteering is highlighted as one of the
premier ways to enhance the undergraduate
experience," she said.
UF values volunteering so much that more
classes are adding volunteer requirements to
the curriculum, said Pat Bellis, agency rela-
tions director of the Volunteer Center of North
UF classes requiring volunteer hours
- along with a large segment of Gainesville
baby boomers looking to give back to the com-
munity have increased the awareness of the
need to volunteer, Bellis said.
"Residents learn they have so much, so
they want to give back," Bellis added.
She said volunteering is so high that the
Center's 100 Million Minutes of Service cam-
paign, a program that promotes volunteer op-
portunities in Gainesville, reached its goal of
100 million volunteer minutes on time.
"Last year, Gainesville was voted one of the
meanest cities in America because of our han-
dling of the homeless population," Bellis said.
"We started a 10-year plan to show that we
aren't a mean city and that volunteers come in
all shapes and sizes."
For students who want to volunteer in
Gainesville, Frisby said to visit the Center for
These programs are always searching for
Alachua County School Volunteer
Program: (352) 955-6760
Habitat for Humanity: (352) 378-4663
Humane Society: (352) 373-5855
Ronald McDonald House: (352) 374-4404
Shands Hospital Volunteer Services: (352)
St. Francis House: (352) 378-9079
Leadership & Service office in Peabody Hall or
go to the Web site at www.dso.ufl.edu/cls.
Students can visit the center's Web site
at www.volunteergainesville.org to fill out
a confidential volunteer profile. The profile
helps the volunteer center match an agency
with a student's special interest.
College's ambitious SG wants more students aboard
By BRITTANY DEPUTY
Alligator Contributing Writer
Pizza parties, dance-offs and good 'old-fashioned four
square are just a few ways students at SFCC meet, greet and
It's said that the,college years can be some of the best of a
person's life, but for some new students they can also be some
of the loneliest.
That's why SFCC's Student Government along with
multiple other student organizations is reaching out to raise
its membership numbers.
"There's always a lot going on here," said Tim Powell, a
business major and sophomore at SFCC. "There are always
pizza parties and dances. I like going to the events (the) dubs
With more than 50 student organizations listed and more
added every semester, it isn't difficult for students to find their
own niche within the college.
About 14,000 students are enrolled at SFCC. Students con-
sidering joining an organization can find out more information
on the various dubs at http://admin.sfcc.edu/-StudentLife/.
"We may not have $12 mil-
Santa Fe lion at our disposal," said Ben
COMmunity Colege Marcus, 22, the director of' ex-
ternal affairs for SG, referring
to the budget of UF's SG. "But
Santa Fe is definitely leading the way for student involvement
at community colleges."
He. said it's hard for him to think of Santa Fe as a commu-
nity college, because there are so many opportunities for its
"There really isn't an excuse not to be involved," Marcus
said. "There are so many studies that show a positive corre-
lation between student involvement and good grades. Plus,
Santa Fe really has something for everybody."
Student organizations range from a dub dedicated to an-
thropology to one that revolves around Japanese home cook-
ing, Marcus added.
The college's SG is always looking to fill seats, as well.
Marcus said becoming a student leader is a great way to find
out what's going on around campus.
Students at SFCC, even freshman, can become SG senators.
To become a senator, all a student needs is a petition signed by
20 students and five current senators. SG elections are usually
held in the Spring.
After giving a short speech in front of SG members, the stu-
dent leaders vote for the candidate's admittance.
"I've never seen a person turned down," Marcus said. "As
long as you have the signatures, you're in."
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Healthcare a key issue
By VINCENT M. MASSARO
Homesickness. plagues many new
UF and SFCC students during their first
semesters on campus, but when other,
more serious maladies strike, freshmen
can turn to on-campus health care cen-
ters for relief.
The main clinic of the Student Health
Care Center at UF is located on Fletcher
Drive next to the Florida Gym and the
Racquet Club. The office can be reached
at (352) 392-1161. There are also a few
smaller offices across campus.
The on-campus infirmary is open 8
a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday, and on
Sunday from noon to 4 p.m.
"Students tend to form their health
and academic habits within the first six
weeks of school," said Tavis Glassman, a
health educator on staff at the center.
"You'll really establish habits that will
stay with you for four or five years."
He stressed an awareness of the
drinking, eating, hygiene, study, sleep
and sexual habits that new students
"An ounce of prevention is worth a
pound of cure," he said.
When students enter UF, they are au-
tomatically assigned to a medical team.
The center has six teams composed of-
physicians, physician assistants, nurse.
UF Student Health Care Center
Located on Fletcher Drive nedt to the
Florida Gym and the Racquet Club.
Phone: (3521 392-1161
Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday
noon to 4 p.m., Sunday
SFCC Student Health Care Center
Building S. Room 120. at the college's
Phone: (352) 381-3777
Hours: 8 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4:30
p.m., Monday through Friday.
practitioners, registered nurses and oth-
er support staff, and they operate much
like a small doctor's office, according to
the center's Web site. The SHCC Web site
is located at www.shcc.ufl.edu/.
For SFCC students, the college's
Student Health Care Center is open from
8 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.,
Monday through Friday. It's housed in
Building S, Room 120, at the college's
The center can be reached at (352)
381-3777 or accessed online at
and one registered nurse are
on staff to serve ailing students.
Typically, the center deals with immu-
ni'zations, physical and general illnesses.
The registered nurse- provides free
medical advice on a walk-in basis.
Appointments are not necessary.
When it comes to a visit with a nurse-
practitioner, appointments are preferred.
Appointments cost from $10 to $20, de-
pending on the nature of the visit. For
example, a physical costs $15.
Any lab work comes at an additional
Medication, which can be prescribed
by the nurse-practitioner, is not subsi-
dized and must be picked up at a sepa-
The center provides all its services
at reduced prices, but it does not accept
any form of health insurance due to the
clinic's small size.
Students with insurance can, how-
ever, get reimbursements from their own
A secretary at the center said that the
start of Fall is one of the busiest times
of the year, and staff sees more than 30
students a day.
The center performs gynecological
services for women at a reduced rate,
which is something students may not
know about, the secretary said.
Condoms offered at UF
By JESSICA DaSILVA
Sex sells, but at UF you can get it
UF's GatorWell Health Promotion
Services wants to make sure that you
are taking precautions when engaging
in this guilty pleasure.
That's why GatorWell sponsors a
free condom program. The program
makes free condoms, lubricants and
dental dams available to students
throughout campus at any and ev-
ery GatorWell location, including the
Locations for the moving hut for
the Fall semester can be accessed
through the GatorWell Web site at
Free condoms are also available at
the Student Health Care Center.
Yet while some students may saun-
ter by the booth and casually pick up
a banana-flavored condom, some stu-
dents require many more.
GatorWell provides online bulk
condom ordering for students and
student. organizations a valuable
service to some, but perhaps too much
of a good thing for others.
UF shoots for fit Gators
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HEALTHY STUDENT BODY.
By JAMES RIGNEY
Alligator Contributing Writer
With all the stress and excitement
freshmen face when they strike out on
their own, it can be hard to maintain
.a healthy lifestyle. Luckily, UF offers
programs to help new students stay
Healthy Gators 2010 is a coalition
of health service providers whose
goal is to keep students and faculty
healthy. More than 50 student organi-
zations from across the spectrum are
part of the initiative.
"A nice feature students don't
really know about is our Web site,"
said Jane Emmeree, health promotion
specialist at GatorWell. "It's kind of a
one-stop place for health-related ser-
vices on campus."
The site also offers an online fitness
tracking program so that students can
keep up with their exercise routine.
The Healthy Gators 2010 Web site
can be found at www.healthygators.h
"We know that accountability is
really important with exercise pro-
grams," Emmeree said.
As part of its goal to help new stu-
dents, Healthy Gators is sponsoring a
study skills survival fair on the Reitz
Union Colonnade on Sept. 15.
GatorWell is a part of the Healthy
Gators coalition that provides infor-
mation and consultation on various
aspects of staying healthy.
"A nice feature students don't
really know about is our Web
site. It's kind of a orftestop
place for health-related ser-
vices on campus."
health promotion specialist
Emmeree said that students can
meet with health educators and nu-
tritionists to discuss sexual health,
alcohol and tobacco, stress reduction
She said she wants students to
know the university's health services
aren't just for treatment, but for pre-
vention and staying healthy.
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Impact of Student Government leaders reverberates across campus
Student Body President
John Boyles likes to say
he never wanted to be UF's
Student Body president, but
now the job belongs to him.
and he has a hefty workload
on his hands.
As Student Government's head honcho,
Boyles is responsible for overseeing a sprawling
bureaucracy which includes several agencies,
dozens of Cabinet members, and nearly 100
senators. He also serves as the lone student
member on UF's Board of Trustees.
Student Bod, Treasurer
Ryan Moseley is re-
sponsible for overseeing
More than $12 million, but
don't let that fact intimi
As UF's Student Body
treasurer, Moseley must answer to the uni-
versity's 49.000 students after all, it's their
money he's in charge of.
SG's massive budget is based entirely in
student fees, which are built into university
Student Senate President
Mike Patrone knows
S it'sgood to be king.
The Senate's top dog
spent a couple months
without any executive du-
ties earlier this year, when
he ended his term as the body's No. 2 official.
But in May, PaLrone returned to take the spot
of Senate president and with good reason.
His new job gives him the chance to over-
see SG's legislative branch, where policy is
created in the name of serving UF students.
Student Senate President
'r AAs the No. 2 official
J of SG's legislative body,
SJosh Weiss does more
than just linger in the
shadows of the Senate
Weiss, the Senate's president pro-tem-
pore, is responsible for leading the body's
Replacement & Agenda Committee. When
spaces open up in the Senate. the R&A
Committee picks students to fill those spots.
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You may not recognize their faces around campus, but they will impact your
time as a student irn more ways than ou know.
LF administrators are part of a sprawling bureaucracy that controls all
kinds of university activities, from Gators athletics to the ways in which your
tuition money is spent.
Machen Degan his career at vanderbit
University. laterartendng SL Lc'iis University
and the University of lowa to receive degrees
in pediaLr: erdetisir and dental surgery.
jf,+ He was a member of the faculty at the
Universiry or North Carolina at Chapel Hill
and the provost, or No. 2 adninistratl:r. at
the Universi;r of Michigan
At me university of Ulan. were Machen served] before UF. ne is
credited for explaining lme iJniversir 's nealtn sciences program, boot-
Ing student div- rsi,. stabiizing E e sc rnol's firanres arnd helping host
tne 2002 Winter Okmrrpirs in Salt Lake CiTy.
Ar UF, lMachen Quick.ly pinpointed some of UF's biggest troubles and
aims to fi inem for oeler or worse. He sanctioned an opinion survey
of nis colleagues to find a largely disgruntled faculty and responded b>
promising riem mern raises, Dut e mrrone came from a tuition hite'
that he supported.
Shortly arter laying the reigns he saw several lop colleagues resign
as he laid Oui a ner org3nizational plan for UF's highest administrative
tier. Fewv doubt that Machern is a song leader.
The president nas said often tnat UF Students are getting a great
edu,'ation 3at a Dargain basement price and ne sees to change thaL
As provost, .lane Foudle is tie chief
academrnc officer on campus as well as the
administrator who ,vould act on Machen's
benair in his aosenrce.
Before coming to UF. FouJe served as
S dean of Micnigan Sta:te university's College
of Engineering for s,. years. In addition to
ner recent administrative posaions. Fouke has worked as a profes-
sor. researcher and 3uinor in the field of biomedical engineerinri
I've seen a lot or ire wa', these disciplines impaC:i people's
liveS," srie said.
Fcoiue earned rer liberal arts degree at Si. Arares Presbyterian
College. iwnre only 2.500 to 3.500 studetr ts attended, FouL.e es.
tiaiaied. Tre tirn liberal arns scn ool is a contrast to UF's 49.000-
menioer student body.
I did ernirj trat amnospnere. she said. "It was a enerct time to
be there for son',eonre who was interested in a science degree."
Foiuke earned ret master's ari doctorate degrees at tne
LIUnversi, cof Nonrt Carolina at Cnaiel Hill.
A lover of traveling. sne rias insited school across ire country
and given lectures and keynote addresses in Canada. Singapore.
Hong Kong. Pakistan and China.
"People are wonrierful everiwrere," sne said.
S Patricia Telles-Irvin
Vice president for student
Telleslrvin ipronouinced TAYVyesi start
ed nher lob in 2004. when Marnen tapped
her for her post over tne suniier after a
The former Florida International
University vice president for student affairs
now reports directly to Machen and oversees seven university orga.
nizations. including me Reit Union and the Dean of Students.
Telles-Irvin. a counseling psychologist. nas rad a varied lour.
ner into Student Affirs Sne oegan studying reduction ar Du.e
Liniversi t and it wasn't until a student teaching eperienrce with a
seconadgrade class tnat sne discovered her interest in psycnology..
I becarre interested in helping students.' she said. "Their e-
navior was getting in the wav of tnear academic success.
Ste studer counseling at Boston Llniversit as a resort of the
experience, and now she holds a doctorate in counseling and nris
experience in ootn educational and clinical settings.
In Miami, she encouraged leacersnip roles for FlU students.
Leadership and diversiry experience are important for students
ro tind joCs or attend graduate school. sne said, especially for top-
notch students Ilke those at UF.
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Behind UF's velvet rope
Culture shifts as university grows
By LYNDSEY LEWIS
Alligator Staff Writer
The town is small, the heat is stifling and
the classes can be enormous yet students
from around the state and nation flock to UF
by the thousands.
The university is one of a growing number
of public research institutions aiming to raise
standards to attract the country's best and
But the game is played a little differently
at UF, where university administrators are
hoping to lift their school into the ranks of the
nation's top 10 public research institutions, as
judged by U.S. News & World Report.
"What's a priority is putting together a
complex class," said UF Provost Janie Fouke,
the university's chief academic officer. "Some
people would argue that UF needs to look a
little more like-the state."
The university's instructors play another
important role in its drive for increased pres-
tige and higher rankings. For every 23 stu-
dents at UF is a single faculty member, Fouke
said, decrying the high student-to-faculty
ratio as a root cause of overcrowding at the
Last Fall, 285 of the university's 3,223
classes enrolled 100 students or more, and UF
students frequently complain about the diffi-
culties they endure when trying to sign up for
more popular courses.
"It all comes down to money," Fouke said.
"You've got to have the resources to hire ad-
And the university is making an ambitious
bid to pursue those resources. In addition to its
ongoing quest to increase the school's in-state
tuition charges, which currently stand at about
$3,000 per year, UF is in the midst of its lofti-
est fund raising campaign to date: a long-term
plan to raise $1.2 billion.
For now, the project is situated in what
administrators call its "private phase," when
officials make early efforts to quietly amass
millions of dollars in donations.
"The first couple years you don't talk
about it very much," Fouke said. "You don't
want to go and have this big party and say
$1.2 billion, and then you can't get there."
But whether or not UF can achieve the
goal is of little importance to the thousands
of students who apply here each year.
"We get about 25,000 applications for
about 6,700 freshman spots," UF spokes-
man Steve Orlando said. "A lot of Southern
schools are up-and-coming, and we're one
In Fall 2005, UF enrolled 49,693 students,
85.5 percent of whom are permanent resi-
dents of Florida.
Orlando attributed the surge of under-
graduate applicants to the rising quality of
UF academics, which revolve around about
100 undergraduate degree programs.
Zeshan Punja, a UF senior from Coral
Springs, said the school's top-notch programs
were enough to entice him as a high school
"I wanted to become an engineer at the
time, and they have a good reputation for that.
It's definitely challenged me," Punja said of
his years at UF.
With major cities Tampa and Orlando
about two hours away, UF is situated on prime
territory, and it puts its land to good use.
The campus, which spreads over 2,000
acres, is home to 979 buildings. Of those struc-
tures, 190 contain classrooms, teaching labs or
While it's impossible to miss the abundance
of palm trees dotting the landscape, some sec-
tors of UF's campus resemble those of more
elite institutions toward the north. Towering
brick buildings are marked by their Collegiate
Gothic architecture, and UF's Century Tower
serves as the campus centerpiece and a staple
in UF's marketing campaigns.
Meanwhile, dusters of students hailing
from every imaginable background filter in
and out of UF's classrooms each day.
Still, while rigorous academics, lavish scen-
ery and the rising value of a UF degree may
play important roles in drawing top students,
Orlando admitted the school's more apparent
appeals as well.
"Obviously, you can't beat the climate and
where we're located," he said.
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on the Plaza of the Americas. UF's growing ambition is changing campus culture.
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CLASS OF 2010
Landmarks showcase UF's century in Gainesville
By MARA SLOAN
SAlligator Contributing Writer
The buildings on UF's campus have
rich and varied histories. Since opening in
Gainesville in 1906 53 years after its found-
ing the university has grown from a few
acres to a vast institution one century later.
Century Tower .
In 1953 Century Tower was built to com-
memorate the 100th anniversary of the univer-
sity. It is dedicated to UF students who died
in the world wars. The interior was originally
supposed to become a historic museum and
art gallery, but that was never completed. A
cast-bell carillon was installed in the Century
Tower in 1979 that's the tinkling music you
hear between classes.
Dauer Hall was the original student union
back in 1936, when it was known as the Florida
Union. The YMCA did a lot of fundraising for
the building, and the building's stained-glass
windows are a reflection of the YMCA's ef-
forts to promote religion in students' lives.
In keeping with tradition, UF's Department
of Religion is still there. The building was re-
named Dauer Hall in the 1980s, after one of the
first distinguished service professors, Manning
J. Dauer, who taught political science. .
Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
During football season, Ben Hill Griffin
Stadium is the place to be. Also known as
"the Swamp," where "only Gators come out
alive," the original 1930s stadium consisted of
the lower half of the current stadium. It was
built into a "natural sink," said Carl Van Ness,
the UF archivist. There is still a spring under
the east stands. In 2003, the fifth renovation
was completed and now 88,548 fans can cheer
on the Gators. The project made Florida Field
the largest stadium in the state, and one of the
largest and loudest in the nation.
Named for UF's second president, Albert
A. Murphree, "the Murph," as it is affection-
ately known, is one of the campus' oldest
dorms. In 1989, Fletcler, Sledd and Murphree
residence halls were added to the National
Register of Historic Places as part of a six-
block area of the original campus, which also
includes Buckman and Thomas residence
halls. If you look on campus maps, you will
see these dorms form a "UF" when viewed
Plaza of the Americas
The popular campus hangout was created
in 1931. Twenty-one live oak trees were plant-
ed to represent the nations of the Americas. It
has been the gathering ground for students
to protest or picnic. There is a brick walkway
through part of the plaza that was known as
the "friendship walk" and was supposed to go
all through campus, but it was never complet-
ed. Prior to World War II the Plaza was known
as a "non freshmen area" and freshmen were
not allowed to cross it.
A new student union opened on May 1,
1967. At the request of the student body, it
was named in honor of Dr. J. Wayne Reitz,
UF's president from 1955 to 1967. In Summer
2003 the UF Bookstore, Welcome Center and
parking garage complex adjacent to the Union
opened. The combined complex is encom-
passes more than 513,000 square feet.
George E. Smathers Libraries
In 1918, fewer than 500 students attended
UF and the library only held about 20,000
books. There was little seating available and
students often had to sit on the floor.
In 1989, UF received a $2 million gift from
former Sen. George A. Smathers, a UF alum,
to be used for renovations. This gift was fol-
lowed by an even larger $20 million gift from
Smathers in 1991. In recognition of this gift,
several UF libraries were named in his honor.
University Auditorium was built in the
'1920s and was originally supposed to be a
wing of the administration building, Van Ness
said. That never happened, though, and the
auditorium has been used for all sorts of per-
formances since it opened. It is one of several
university buildings included in the National
Register of Historic Places.
Library West reopens in time to greet UF's new class
* BUILDING WAS CLOSED
FOR NEARLY THREE YEARS.
By VINCENT M. MASSARO
Following nearly three years of
expansions and renovations to UF's
largest library, the university's fresh-
man class is the first in two years to
have access to Library West.
The library opened its doors to
the public Aug. 2 after nearly three
years of work that cost $30 million.
An official opening ceremony
will not be held until late Fall.
"I've been walking through this
building for the better part of a year
and a half most of the time with-
out elevators," said Bill Covey, the
interim director of library support
The old library was 117,000
square feet, and 60,000 square feet
were added in the expansion.
The old structure, which was
renovated, is six floors high. The ex-
pansion was added to the north side
of the building and is three floors.
Upon passing through the
library's revolving doors, escalators
lead to the second floor, where the
walls are curved and paneled in
hickory a difficult design for the
builders to achieve, Covey said.
Several new computers line the
circulation desk, and a glance out
the southern windows reveals a
perfect panorama of Century Tower,
the University Auditorium and the
sea of green that is the Plaza of the
Back the other way, hallways
head north and hundreds of shelves
appear. Exposed pipes and vents
decorate the ceiling.
Polycarbonate sheets are sus-
pended above the shelves to diffuse
the fluorescent light, a method that
helps preserve the books.
West University Avenue comes
into view, a sight that only gets
better with each rising floor.
Spacesaver-brand shelves offer
compact storage of books, and they
are expanded and condensed with
the touch of a button.
Floor integrity was an-issue dur-
ing the construction, Covey said. In
the old portion of the building, com-
pact storage is only on the ground
Books in the library
Library put more stress on
WeSt structure than do cars
in a parking garage,
About 55 tractor trailers of steel
were brought in for the shelves,
with two more trucks full of book-
With 855,000 books oh the
shelves, the space is only half full.
A functional capacity is about 80
percent, according to Covey, or 1.5
"It's never a finished project,"
Covey said. "We don't want to have
it all full."
Desks and chairs populate the
free space. Armchairs have cup-
holders and swiveling desks on
either side, and computer stations
also stand among the crowd.
There are about three times as
many computers as before the reno-
vation and about four times as many
seats than in the old library.
"We wanted it to look modem,
not dusty and old like most people
think of a library," Covey said.
"We're trying to make this an in-
viting place that's comfortable and
easy to use."
But Library West is still a work
Covey said that the library is 90
percent complete, and many little
things will be "appearing" over the
course of the Fall semester.
Construction of an Aramark-
operated Starbucks on the ground
floor started in July and will con-
tinue until October. Aramark is the
contractor that provides UF's food
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During a meeting in July, con-
struction officials assured that the
Starbucks work would not interfere
with library operation.
But Covey said there is no bud-
get -to fund the 24-hour study area
that would accompany the cafe.
Minor installations of wiring,
window glass and shelving in vari-
ous places around the building are
expected over the next few weeks.
But parking at Library West is
UF transportation officials said in
July that parking for library patrons
will not be an option, save for a few
UF librarian Jana Ronan is the
program director for outreach in-
struction and undergraduate library
services and has been working for
the university since 1994. She and
her co-workers moved into Library
West's new offices in May.
"It's good to see people lose
themselves in the shelves," Ronan
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Vour First Time
Avoid pitfalls at first college party
By STEPHANIE SNYDER
The room is full of unfamiliar faces. Music
pulsates from another room. Everyone seems
to know each other and the idea of making a
swift beeline for the door seems more inviting
than actually venturing in.
For students yet to attend their first col-
lege party in the impending fall semester,
take heed of some nuggets of wisdom from
seasoned UF students who have
been there, done that-and lived "Don't try
to tell about it.
Getting a foot in the door is one everyone'
thing, but sticking it out and hav- be that p
ing a good time is another thing. net
UF journalism major Christiana
Lilly said she remembers be- Per
ing really shy and feeling really UF adv
awkward, but eventually realized
what she had to do.
"You have to walk in with confidence,"
Lilly said. "If you know someone-even if
you've met them only once-go ahead and
English major Rylan Monteith agrees.
"Being nervous is natural, but I find that
if you pretend you're not nervous, it slowly
becomes the real deal," he said.
Or better yet, go to the party with friends,
suggests advertising major Patti Webb.
"It helps to have at least one other per-
son," Webb said. "But if that person has the
prospect of hooking up, you might want to go
with other people so you can have a buddy
For the ladies, it's best to leave valuable
items and purses at home.
"Don't bring a purse with you unless you
plan to keep it with you," said education ma-
jor Megan Sayles. "A friend of mine went to a
party and had her purse stolen-camera and
Bringing cameras to parties can have both
good and bad outcomes.
"Pros and cons of bringing a camera-you
may capture funny moments, but they might
also be incriminating," Sayles said.
It's also possible to have a good time and be
safe while drinking.
"Don't try to keep up with everyone's
drinking," said advertising major Penny
Bloom. "Don't be that person in the comer
But more importantly, always
know where the
Sk u bathrooms are,
Keep up withsaid Webb.
drinking. Don't "You'll never
son in the cor- know if you can con-
puking." trol your bodily fun:-
tions," Webb said. '':'
y Bloom know the direct route.'
tising major Making it home anrd
recuperating from th, hr.-t
college party is anoth-r kI
element to survival.
"Eat before the party and have a glass of
water before you go to bed," said marketing
major Sara Cappelli.
"Better to take the Later Gator if things
get fuzzy," Monteith said, referring to UF's
late-night bus service. "The car isn't going
anywhere in the morning-and even if it is it'll
just.be at the tow yard."
Another option includes having a desig-
nated driver, though one should handle the
situation with care.
"Don't think your designated driver won't
drink," Bloom said. "Cabs are sometimes the
way to go."
Then of course, after partying it up, a
harsh reality sets in-there's another rea-
son you're in Gainesville and it has a little
something to do with a college degree.
"Don't think you can wake up at 8
a.m. for a test and pass it," Bloom said.
Only then will the party truly be
Fasten seatbelts for life full of food, fun, freebies
A Message from the Editors:
his is what it's all about.
This is the side of life
you hear stories about
and see in the movies.
This is what makes Gainesville
the best place to spend your col-
This is the response to the
15-year-old mantra "here we are
now / entertain us."
This is the Avenue.
We're about indie music, inde-
pendent movies and live theater.
We're about major labels,
summer blockbusters and im-
We're about household names
and local flavors.
In short, we're about what
you're about and, more spe-
cifically, how what you're about
relates to Gainesville.
This is where you'll find out
about the necessary means by
which you can fill your years at
UF with some of the best times
you can imagine and yeah, it's
easy if you try.
There is something for every-
one in Gainesville, and our goal
is to make sure that everyone
knows just how much this hum-
ble college town has to offer.
We cover concerts, shows,
people and events. We discuss
good food, good cinema, good
games and good times. We write
about the bizarre, the unique and
the amusingly absurd.
We write about why
Gainesville is the quintessential
college town and why UF offers
one of the best college experi-
We write about all the things
that confirm our
belief that it
is, indeed, great to be a Florida
(But you already knew that.)
Welcome to UF you're in for
one hell of a ride.
Oh yeah and go Gators.
Joe Hunter and Cristina Barone
are the editors of the Avenue, the
Alligator's weekly entertainment
section. Look for the Avenue every
; Meeting a mate on UF's cam-
pus is easier than you think.
For helpful hookup tips, see
Maghan McDowell's "Sex on the
Avenue," pg. 34.
? David Duchovny has hinted that
"The X-Files" may not be closed
after all. The former Fox Mulder
said a new movie could feature the
big-screen return of the TV series.
SI Am Charlotte Simmons, Tom Wolfe's
account of a small-townrgirl's misadventures
at an elite university provides the perfect
on-campus escape from dorm socials and
S "fI've been trying to go to Iraq with
Hillary Clinton for so long- Hill-
ary was trying to work it out, but it
seemed too dangerous."
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1) Mix CD Pump it.
2) Keys Be sure to pick a
3) Playing cards In case
the party goes downhill, have
backup entertainment ready.
4) Shades Wear your sun-
glasses at night.
5) Colored shirt Something
pink will prove invaluable.
6) Plastic cup This party
staple is easy, breezy, dispos-
34, ALLIGATOR U WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 16, 2006
Music scene provides means of social interaction
By SHEM FLEENOR
Your stomach is tied in knots.
Eyes dart back and forth.
Cold sweat permeates your skin.
Delirium begins to take hold.
You wonder: "Have my profes-
sors gone mad? Don't they realize I
have oti'- classes?"
You ask yourself: "How the hell
am I ever going to get all these read-
ing assignments, tests and papers
Your fists clench, white-knuck-
ling that pen Mom gave you.
The thought of Mom and your
bed, nestled in your own bedroom,
seems like a distant memory fading
You long for the sound of lockers
SYou yearn for halls filled with
the numb hum of gossip floating
through the air.
Relax, it's already Thursday.
Forget about school and homesick-
ness for just a second.
Friday night is on the horizon.
The first weekend of the new school
year is a free-for-all.
If you're lucky, it might be a
dream coine true or at least your
mom's worst nightmare.
The biggest lesson new Gators
are apt to learn in week one of class
is that Friday-night sunsets are sym-
The orange, crimson, lavender
and pink hues sinking over the
western sky symbolize the awak-
ening of the Gator Nation's seedy
I mean that in the most compli-
Friday sunsets seem to magically
evaporate anxieties into an adrena-
Even if you're not old enough to
get smashed at one of Gainesville's
many watering holes, you're old
enough to have a torrid love affair.
Lesson one: For better or worse,
there isn't much of a dating scene in
There is, however, a thriving ran-
dom hook-up and two-week-fling
Let's be perfectly honest. The
only reason many people get drunk,
anyway, is in the hopes of having the
courage to initiate an exciting fling.
The partying, the chitchatting it's
all part of the instinctual dance of
There's no better place to find
that special, or at least attainable,
someone than at a concert featuring
some of Gainesville's best musical
Most venues mid- and down-
town permit 18-year-olds to get
their chill on.
As Seattle was a so-called grunge
town in the early 90s, Gainesville is
an indie town in 2006.
The music scene here runs deep.
Tom Petty, Sister Hazel, Bo
Diddley and Less Than Jake defined
their sound in the areas surround-
Talented MC's, such as Dedalus,
and skilled DJ's like Graphic and
Kerse call Gainesville home.
But in the 352 area code, indie is
the undisputed king of the hill.
SKid Robot, Clock Hands Strangle,
Apollo Quartet, Kingsbury, The
Mercury Project, Momingbell and
Holopaw are local favorites.
"We're set up for a great scene
.here," said local' musician and
multimedia performance art-
ist, Tom Miller. "Quality venues
like Common Grounds and the
Atlantic, the diversity of talented
bands, studios, a supportive crowd,
innovations such as Glifford's,
Miller's Electronic SubSouth orga-
nization, publications like Scene
Magazine and the Satellite that
keep us up-to-date on the shows
- everything is in place for national
There, you will find a big purple
house called Tim & Terry's Music &
Chances are you'll find a jam
band called Nim Sum or the eccen-
tric Tom Miller playing in the back.
Sit down and close your eyes.
Don't move until they stop playing.
If you start to feel hunger pangs,
make the short walk east to Burrito
Bros. Taco Co.
Follow the smell of ground beef.
Explain to them your situation. They
will help you.
"Side Bar (downtown) is the
March to May performs at The Atlantic on Jan. 21. The Atlantic is one of many venues the Gainesville
music scene, with its wide variety of genres, has to offer.
best," said Kid Robot bassist Darren
McDuff. "It has a nice atmosphere,
and you get good exposure in terms
of people walkingby outside getting
a chance to hear and see what's go-
ing on.in there. I also like 1982 best.
Maybe it's justbecause we've played
there probably more than anywhere
else. Tim & Terry's is great, too."
If you're looking to cure the
homesick blues with some one-on-
one time with a suitable co-ed, head
Downtown to The
Musij) The lighting
owl, tapestries and velvet decor all
combine to set a dark and mysteri-
Plus, every Friday and Saturday
night they have indie and acoustic
acts, usually soft enough that you
can break the ice with another
homesick student looking for a dis-
The music scene is the best place
to get up to speed on the after-hours
The real action in Gainesville
heats up after the bars shut down.
The after party is where the bulk
of serendipitous hanky panky is
Like a wave, your night has been
building to a crescendo, a blissful,
Like a surfer, you've been pad-
dling; grooving to the music, gaug-
ing the body language and eye
The subtle pokes and riudges
at each other all led up to the after
This is where all the chemistry
flows together until some type of
glorious climax, or at least a satisfac-
tory resolution, is reached.
Unless you integrate into the mu-
sic scene, you're not going to know
where the good after-parties-with
the musicians, philosophers, artists
and intellectuals are being held.
Sure, the fratty types at Swamp,
Balls and Grog House are going to
have their own after-parties.
SBut they're often like being part
of a wildlife experiment, in which
alcohol-, testosterone- and jealousy-
infused fights suddenly erupt into
knuckle dragging affairs-as if a
misguided chimp had just swung
into the wrong banana tree.
Sure, they're hilarious, like
watching hippos hump on the
But you can also somehow find
yourself in the middle of one of
those cluster-humps, where all logic
and sanity is thrown out the win-
dow in a haze of nonsensical grunts,
flailing of the arms and flaring of
Surely being struck in the ear by
a stray Pabst Blue Ribbon can is-no
way to spend your night.
Even if you're not into the music,
do yourself a favor and see some of
the local flavor.
You'll get some real culture
and might just find yourself too
consumed by infatuation to worry
about missing mom's home cook-
ing, or that midweek quiz.
UF offers bounteous methods for meeting mates
S. h yes, the new student issue. (Or is it the "welcome
back" issue?) It doesn't matter. What really mat-
- ters, I'm told, is how to get a date in Gainesville.
I'll be honest. I have no idea. I've actually noticed very
little so-called "dating" taking place in these parts. What
I have noticed, however, is plenty of "talking,"
"hooking up" and the occasional round of "go- Maghan
So now I find myself with the very unfortu-
nate task of informing you, beautiful freshmen
(who I'i" sure are far more knowledgeable than
myself in matters of these sorts), how one goes
about getting laid in this bustling Hogtown of
After much deliberation, I ultimately conclud-
ed that the actual laying part was easy it was the meeting
someone part that was always a mystery to me. But here is
what I've learned so far.
The obvious approach: The easiest way to meet someone
is to know someone. As soon as you get here (or even before,
if you're smart), latch yourself on to someone who has been
here at least a week longer than you. Get them to take you
along to social engagements, even if it's just to watch a mov-
ie. Friends have roommates, and these can often prove to be
quite delectable specimens. (I speak from experience.)
The expensive approach: I've also heard that
IcDowell Greek life and football are social fixtures that,
when mixed, create quite a satisfactory hook-up
4g cocktail, if you will. But a strong interest in either
one of these two will undoubtedly get you into
quite a number of social functions.
The lazy approach: Although your first se-
mesters are likely filled with large lecture classes,
take the smaller electives when given the oppor-
tunity. Smaller classes are the only possible way
you'll actually get to know your classmates, especially if the
first week you askfor their e-mail address or screen name
for when you need to "borrow their notes."
The lazier approach: Same goes for people in the dorms.
If you meet someone, make sure you develop a connection
right away. Same class, same bus ride, same aerobics class,
hometown... anything that establishes a regular reason to
meet or talk.
The resume-building approach: Join, join, join. UF has
gobs of clubs just waiting for a new webmaster/secretary/
historian. If anything, it will give you a reason to chat up
new people as you hand out flyers.
And for the very lame (like myself), there is the glorious
Internet. Techniques range from harmlessly friendingg" a
classmate on Facebook to cruising Adult Friend Finder to
see if you recognize anyone (sue me). Good luck you'll
actually missed my first class,
because I was walking up and down
Turlington Hall looking for L-005 and
V couldn't final it. I went upstairs, down-
s stairs, everywhere.... It wasn't good.
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City offers fun nightlife
By DAN SUTPHIN
Avenue Contributing Writer
It's easy in this town to be spoiled
by the convenience of your surround-
ings. It doesn't matter what you're into
there's sure to be something right
around the corner.
With more than 50 bars and dubs,
four movie theaters and a seemingly
endless number of restaurants, cafes
and lounges, Gainesville offers students
a vast and diverse selection in late-night
There's new life at every turn. On
the weekends, University Avenue runs
thick with students girls cad in mall-
rat fashion, guys equally primped and
feathered. Together they stand in lines
anxiously tapping their feet, waiting
to get into their favorite cub like :08 or
University Club. Some of them talk on
their cell phones while others joke with
the people around them. Some hopeful
dubbers don't even wait to get inside
before they start dancing; instead, they
get down to the constant pound of the
bass shaking the walls from inside the
cub. The vibrations carry onto the side
walk and into the street, fighting the
Common Grounds, 210 SW Second
Ave., features live music.
souped-up stereos of many of the cars
jammed in traffic.
A slew of bars, all with interchange-
able names, surround these clubs. All of
them offer a variety of drink specials de-
pending on the day of the week. Many
of them also offer live music on a nightly
basis. Some of them, such as Side Bar
and 1982 host live music almost every
night, while others such as The Atlantic,
The Shamrock Irish Restaurant & Pub,
Common Grounds and The Level pri-
marily host shows on the weekends.
There are more-than 150 active bands
in Gainesville so the selection of shows
rarely grows old. During the Fall and
Spring semesters the Reitz Union's
Orange and Brew also hosts live music
every Thursday night. On Fridays they
hold Gator Nights festivities; which
usually involve a movie, free popcorn
and soda, as well as a free midnight
Dig deeper into Downtown
Gainesville and discover some of the real
local gems. Gainesville's Hippodrome
State Theater offers musicals and films
three nights a week.
Next door to the theater, Maude's
Classic Caf6 hosts live jazz music on the
weekends during the summer and fall.
They sell a variety of wine and beer, as
well as coffee and food, most of which is
They also provide movies and board
games for some alternative entertain-
ment. A number of festivals are also
held throughout the year in the down-
town area, as well as live musical perfor-
mances at the Downtown Performance
Theaters abound in town
By ANGIE DE ANGELS
Whether it be a traditional movie-and-din-
ner date, a stay-at-home-with-a-tub-of-popcom
night, or a have-to-catch-a-play-for-dass out-
ing, Gainesville has the answer to all your the-
ater and film needs. It's no Big Apple, but our
little college town's got plenty of options.
The Curtis M. Phillips Center for the
Performing Arts, located in UF's Cultural Plaza
near the intersection of 34th Street and Hull
Road, brings top national and international
performers to its stage each season. Past per-
formances have included professional dance
companies, orchestras and off-Broadway hits
such as "Rent" and "Stomp."
For a taste of local acting try the Gainesville
Community Playhouse at the Vam York
Theater, 4039 NW 16th Blvd. Founded in 1927,
the Gainesville Community Playhouse is one of
the oldest community theaters in Florida. Catch
one of their six plays of the season, or try your
hand at acting by auditioning for a part.
Looking for a- grassroots, multicultural
experience in your theatre going? Try the
Acrosstown Repertory Theatre at 619 S Main
Street. Since 1980, this theater has prided itself
in being a venue for alternative, contemporary
Support your fellow students at UF's School
of Theatre and Dance. With a broad group of
acting, dancing, and musical theatre students
in the school, there's always a performance to
watch at the Nadine McGuire Pavilion.
Feel like mixing a little local history with
your theatrical experience? Look no further
than the Hippodrome State Theatre, in
Gainesville's historic (and some say haunted)
Federal Building, at 25 SE Second Place. This
community and state cultural resource puts on
main stage productions for over 60,000 people
However, if you decide all this live theater
business isn't for you, try a movie instead. The
Hippodrome also offers a selection of indepen-
dent and foreign films at their in-house cinema.
Make it a complete artsy,. if-
3A tural experience and drop by
the Hippodrome Gallery.
You're more about main-
stream Hollywood than in-
die, you say? Regal Cinemas
Royal Park Stadium at
3702 Newberry Road and
Butler Plaza Regal Cinema
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Theater Gainesville's main movie
theatres, offering the latest in
Hollywood hits (and misses).
But you spent all your money on beer, huh?
Well worry not, UF's got you covered. Movies
at the Reitz Union Cinema are free with your
Gator 1 Card. FREE, people.
If, in the end, you decide just to curl up on
the couch with some popcorn and a pint of
Ben & Jerry's and make it Blockbuster night,
try something from Video Rodeo. Gainesville's
only alternative/independent video rental
store, located at 1119 W University Ave., might
just have some of those hard-to-find movies
you've been looking for.
Whatever you choose, have a happy theater-
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'Snakes on a Plane' gets chance to live up to the hype
CIE enough is enough: I've had
-it with this "Snakes on a
I'm not sure there is another
movie in the history of cinema -
much less in recent memory that
has garnered as much of a follow-
ing as, and with as little reason as,
"Snakes on a Plane."
I didn't understand the hype all
those months ago when I first heard
And now, two days before its
Aug. 18 release, I still don't under-
Nevertheless, "Snakes on a
Plane" will break some box office
record this weekend not because
it's a good movie with a high con-
cept, but because it has been turned
into a massive joke via the Internet.
For those who don't know
- and, shocking as it is, there are
some out there the movie is about
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two FBI agents (Nelville Flynn and
John Saunders, played by Samuel
L. Jackson and Mark Houghton,
respectively) who are escorting a
witness from Hawaii to California.
Little do they, and the rest of the
passengers, know there is a time-
release capsule on board the plane
containing some 500 exotic, venom-
ous and no-doubt terrify-
ing snakes. Joe H
Until relatively re-
cently, I was convinced 0
that "Snakes on a Plane"
was some sort of joke that
Sam Jackson was pulling
- that he was using his
fortune to create and air
fake trailers for a movie that didn't
That, I submit, would be a bril-
liant way to use one's fortune.
But that doesn't appear to be
the case and while the novelty
of actually having a multimillion
dollar action/horror movie called
"Snakes on a Plane" is, admittedly,
kind of fun, part of me hoped it was
all a joke.
As far as I can tell, the movie's
popularity sprang from an incident
during which Samuel L. Jackson dis-
cussed why he took the role as FBI
agent Nelville Flynn, perhaps the
worst protagonist name in movie
Jackson, who received an early
edition of the script, purportedly
didn't have to read past the title
- "Snakes on a Plane" before
deciding to take the role.
"I want to be on a plane full
of poisonous snakes," Jackson
explained, in an interview with
Premier magazine. "And I want to
see other people on a plane full of
poisonous snakes. You say 'Snakes
on a Plane,' people who don't like
snakes are intrigued. The people
who don't like to fly are intrigued.
The people who don't like both are
unter The reasoning is
pretty sound to me.
-" Even better, though,
is Jackson's response to
New Line Cinema's early
decision to change the
movie's name to "Pacific
Air Flight 121." In short,
he hated it.
"That's the only reason I took the
job," Jackson said. "I read the title."
If this is all true, and not some
massive publicity stunt, then Samuel
Jackson is a marketing genius. You
don't have to look too far on the
Intemet to find proof of the "Snakes
on a Plane" hype. Facebook and
Myspace groups, fan sites such as
"Snakes on a Blog," home-produced
trailers and tribute videos, various
fan fiction stories, comics and more
are so abundant you can hardly spit
without hitting them.
And I can't help but think, as
the joke nears its logical conclusion,
that the climactic opening night will
b& a disappointment to many. The
movie will neither be good enough
to justify it, or bad enough to keep
So the joke will die. But is that
such a bad thing?
Fall releases offer a vast array of entertainment
By LAURA WRIGHT
Avenue Contributing Writer
This Fall, there are plenty of great mov-
ies slated for release to keep you enter-
tained (when you're not diligently study-
ing, of course). Here are just a few to keep
an eye out for:
"IDLEWILD" (AUG. 25): A hip-hop musical
of sorts set in the speakeasy-era 1920s,
starring Outkast's Andre 3000 and Big Boi
and Hustle and Flow's Terrence Howard.
The movie's soundtrack also happens to be
Outkast's forthcoming album by the same
"THE BLACK DAHLIA" (SEPT. 15): A sexy
thriller from renowned director Brian de
Palma, most famous for classics like "The
Untouchables" and "Scarface." Based on
the true story of the unsolved murder of a
B-list Hollywood starlet in 1947, the movie
is an adaptation of James Ellroy's best-sell-
ing crime novel. The dreamy Josh Hartnett
plays a detective investigating the case and
everyone's favorite husky-voiced actress
Scarlett Johansson also stars.
"JACKASS: NUMBER 2" (SEPT. 22): Johnny
Knoxville returns in this sequel to the 2002
movie with his band of masochistic bud-
dies, including Steve-O and Bam Margera.
Because watching Knoxville getting pum-
meled-by a charging bull is pretty much the
epitome of highbrow cinema.
"SICKO" (SEPTEMBER): Michael Moore's lat-
est documentary since "Fahrenheit 9/11"
takes an obviously left-handed stab at the
American healthcare industry in what is
sure to ruffle a few feathers.
"EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH" (OCT. 6):
Comedian Dane Cook, immortalized by
the college-aged demographic, stars as
slacker Zack Bradley, a box boy at retail
giant Super Club who has competitively
worked alongside ambitious co-worker
Vince for ten years. Vince has advanced to
head cashier and is the winner of 17 con-
secutive Employee of the Month awards.-
Enter Jessica Simpson, a hot new cashier
who happens only to date Employee of the
Month winners. Naturally, a testosterone-
driven rivalry ensues.
"RUNNING WITH SCISSORS" (OCT. 27): The
silver screen adaptation of the best-selling
memoir by Augusten Burroughs. The mov-
ie chronicles Burroughs' crazy childhood
growing up in the 1970s. After his parents
divorce, his mother, a bipolar, unpublished
poet played by Annette Bening, sends him
to live with her psychiatrist and his neu-
rotic extended family. And you thought
you had it bad?
"SAW III" (OCT. 27): Just when you thought
this horror franchise couldn't get any worse,
Lions Gate steps up to the plate again. This
time, another innocent doctor is kidnapped
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keep the bedridden Jigsaw alive as long as
it takes for another victim to complete one
of the infamous games that usually results
in lots of gore and bad acting.
"CASINO ROYALE" (NOV. 17): British actor
Daniel Craig takes over the role of the ever-
elusive secret agent in this movie based on
the first Bond book written by Ian Fleming.
The film tells the story of Bond's begin-
nings and his first mission as Agent 007,
in which he is pitted a dangerous terrorist
network and its mastermind banker.
"TENACIOUS D IN THE PICK OF DESTINY"
(NOV. 17): Comedian and musician Jack
Black and buddy Kyle Gass team up to
bring their band Tenacious D to the big
screen. Directed by Liam Lynch, the movie
tells how the duo became you guessed it
- the greatest band in the world.
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By TOM HARRIS
Though Gainesville might seem
insurh-untably huge to you, don't
worry. I spent much of my fresh-
man year gorging on Subway and
Wendy's, and I wish I'd had some-
one to tell me about some of the
cheap, tasty gems available off cam-
pus. And if you think you won't
get sick of the Reitz Food Court,
think again. Just thinking about a
foot-long meatball sub with swiss
and oregano (my old staple) makes
Here are some places that
should keep your belly and bank
Leonardo's Pizza by the Slice
(1245 W University Ave.): Just across
13th Street on University Avenue,
Leo's location really can't be beat
for students hungry for something
quick and tasty. Their pizza by the
slice is a staple here, with options
ranging from cheese and pepperoni
to Florentine (with fresh and sun-
dried tomatoes, feta cheese and
spinach). For something lighter,
their organic salad, with mixed
greens, raspberry vinaigrette and
toasted almonds, is about as good
as it gets.
Gyro Plus (1011 W University
Ave.): Continuing down University
away from campus, you'll see
Gyro Plus, an unassuming 'place
featuring Middle Eastern and
Mediterranean fare. The falafel
sandwich, with its liberal applica-
tion of tzatziki sauce and parsley,
is my personal favorite. The french
fries are also somehow revelatory,
despite the fact that they are un-
seasoned. Other excellent choices
include the veggie kibbe sandwich
and the stuffed grape leaves. Don't
miss out on some pistachio baklava
Steamers (1618 NW First Ave.):
While a bit hidden to Gainesville
newcomers, Steamers is well worth
seeking out. Their sandwiches are
decent, but the real stars there are
their entrees. The curry is tantaliz-
ingly rich but can be dangerously
spicy. Seriously. I've never seen
anyone order it "hot." More eco-
nomically, the fried rice is delicious
and comes in impossibly mam-
moth portions. I often eat my fill
and leave the restaurant with a full
meal's worth in a to-go box.
Reggae Shack Cafe (619 W
University Ave.): It might be a tad
pricier than the rest of the places
on this list, but Reggae Shack's
hyperauthentic Jamaican food is
still a solid bargain. The curried
goat is so satisfying it feels like it's
patched up a hole in your soul, and
their oxtail might be the most suc-
culent meat I've had at a place you
don't have to dress up for. Besides
its excellent, stick-to-your-ribs meat
dishes, however, Reggae Shack also
has a sizeable vegetarian menu
(check the curried palm hearts
if you're looking for something
unorthodox). On the cheaper side
of things, a chicken or beef patty
- Jamaican pastries stuffed with
meat can be bought for $1.45,
with veggie patties costing less than
a dollar more. .
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts (310
NW 13th St.): If you find yourself
up past the Graham Oasis's bed-
time, Krispy Kreme can offer just
the sort of sugar fix you might need
to keep on trucking This doughnut
shop, open 24 hours a day, offers a
wide array of freshly fried treats for
well under a dollar apiece. When
the large, orange neon sign in front
of the store lights up, take a detour
into the joint the doughnuts be-
ing served are still warm from the
Krishna Lunch (Plaza of the
Americas): If you happen to be
around Library West on weekdays
between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.,
chances are you'll see a long line
of eager-looking students getting
food from a group of Hare Krishna.
More Krishnas will likely be play-
ing dreamy, trance-inducing music
on a blanket nearby. Don't be
intimidated by this scene. Krishna
Lunch, a decades-old tradition, is
one of the best, healthiest meals
you'll encounter on or near cam-
pus. Three dollars gets you all-you-
can-eat salad, rice, curry, dessert
and mint lemonade. Most people
will tell you that Wednesday, with
its fried pita chips and spaghetti, is
the tastiest day to attend.
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Campus restaurants offer cheap, easy dining
By NATHAN TELARAJA
Avenue Contributing Writer
Let's face it: we all have enough on our
minds as it is.
Getting all of our random dorm para-
pheralia, hoping our roommates are cool,
wondering how tough the academic work-
load in college is really going to be, praying
that the public bathrooms aren't as gross as
everyone says they are the usual stuff.
And on top of that, we have to eat!
Considering that many of us do not
know how to cook far beyond the micro-
wave, here are some practical suggestions
for those who are new to The Swamp.
For students with big appetites, you
might want to try the Broward Dining
Hall (the same place dinner and break-
fast were served at Preview) for an all-
you-can-eat-style buffet experience at a
relatively cheap cost. There is easy access
from Broward and Jennings halls and the
Beaty Towers, as well as several academic
Another buffet-style dining facility is
the Gator Corer Dining Center. Gator
Corer is located at the southwest corer
of Gale Lemerand (formerly North South)
Drive and Stadium Road, on the corner of
the Tolbert area.
At the Reitz Union, Home Zone is not
an all-you-can-eat establishment, but you
can find some filling home-style meals
including chicken, potatoes and biscuits:
Taco Bell and Wendy's are also open at
the Reitz Union food court.
A delicious bagel from Einstein Bros.
Bagels can be a great way to start the
day (those carbohydrates are helpful
considering all of the walking you'll be
doing). Einstein Bros. Bagels is located
at The Hub, which is just down the street
from Ben Hill Griffin Stadium and the
Murphree Area. There, you'll also find
Chik-fil-a and Quizno's.
There are four markets on campus. The
first, Graham Oasis, is located right by
Graham Hall off of Gale Lemerand Drive.
Those of you living in or around the Beaty
Towers will appreciate Beaty Market, a
helpful convenience store where you can
pick up snacks and accessories. If you feel
like stopping in the middle of the day,
Little Hall Express, outside of Little Hall,
is right near the center of the academic
portion of campus. Finally, there is the
Sun Terrace Caf6, located in the Health
Need Caffeine? There are several Java
City locations on campus; the one at the
Reitz Union is probably most accessible
one for many. This Fall, a Starbucks is
scheduled to open at Library West in the
northeast corer of campus. There are
four other Starbucks establishments on
campus, one of which is located at
Shands Medical Center.
Fear not, health nuts! The
"freshman fifteen" stands no
chance against you! This is at-
tributable to the available selec-
tion of low fat and well-balanced
meals available on campus. There
is a Subway restaurant located
at the Reitz Union, along with Freshens
Yogurt at the Reitz Union and Southwest
Recreation Center. The Noodle Bar and
Sushi is located at the Reitz Union Food
Court, where you can find some Asian
cuisine, tofu, and my personal favorite:
sushi! The Arredondo Room on the fourth
floor of the Reitz Union offers a soup and
salad bar, as well as hot entrees. Capees ..
an upscale Italian cuisine restaurant is a
great change of pace from the fast-food
For a full list of UF's on-campus dining
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men, we've all been there Second, don't stress
(or still are). Surviving the dorm d6cor. Save
on a college student's A money bringing as much
budget isn't as hard as as you can from home
you think. (necessities only, consid-
First, know where ering the small space you
to buy your books. V have).
Half.com is a part of eBay If you're in an apart-
for buying and selling textbooks, ment, don't rule out shopping for
and from what I've seen, the prices furniture or appliances at thrift
are drastically lower than most stores such as Goodwill, Salvation
bookstores 30, 50 even 80 percent Army or Habitat for Humanity's
off the cover price. You will have resale store.
to pay for shipping and handling, As for wall decorations, raid
of course, so. take notice of where your photo albums for pictures or
cut out each month from last year's
calendar. Hang a string of Christmas
lights to brighten up your room.
And ladies, save those beer bottles
- they make great flower vases.
Third, be smart with food. Buy
store-brand items when grocery
shopping, and if you splurge on
takeout, order it when restaurants
are offering specials. Gumby's
Pizza, for example, has Stix It To Me
Tuesday buy one order of the fa-
mous Pokey Stix, get another order
the same size free.
Most importantly, when you're
on campus, let your nose guide you
- a lot of clubs and organizations
advertise through food, so even if
you've never had any interest in
underwater-basket weaving before,
that free slice of pizza may change
Finally, take advantage of the free
offers and events going on at UF and
around Gainesville. The Reitz Union
hosts free movie screenings and the
Ham Museum of Art doesn't charge
for admission. On Friday evenings
starting at 8, the Downtown Plaza
hosts free outdoor live music with a
different performer every week.
And it won't cost you a thing to
get off campus if you ride an RTS
bus during the day or the Later
Gator at night just don't forget
your Gator 1 Card.
Ahh, a new semester of Ramen
noodles, recycled beer bottles and
saving quarters for laundry wel-
come to UF: "Undersized Funds."
Fall TV lineups offer perfect chance to procrastinate
o you're in Gainesville.
Cool. Now what?
SWell, goto a party. See a movie.
Try a new restaurant.
What's that? Your friends all have home-
work? You're broke? Full of Ramen?
Well then, why not schedule a little bit of
time for some boob-tubeage?
This fall, there is a lot to look forward to in
the way of the soft, carcinogenic glow of the
television. But which network will be running
the show so to speak?
As it turns out, Fox and ABC both have
stellar lineups for the fall, sure to give you just
that much more of a reason to procrastinate on
all that pesky homework.
Fox will have a very strong showing this
season, with several returning series, as well
as a couple of promising new shows.
"Prison Break" (Aug. 21): The boys spent
all of--st season escaping from Fox River
Penitentiary, but now that they're out, a show
called "Prison Break" doesn't make a whole
lot of sense. I'm curious to see where the show
goes, and I am fully expecting it to be thor-
"Vanished" (Aug. 21): When a senator's
wife turns up missing, a search begins but,
naturally, they will find more than they bar-
gained for as the (likely) massive conspiracy
"Standoff" (Sept. 5): With a touch of ac-
tion and romance a winning combination
- "Standoff" is about two hostage negotiators
who develop an attraction to each
other. This could be a great show, or Joe I
it could get old after a few episodes.
But either way, it doesn't matter, be-
cause it will be followed by...
"House" (Sept. 5): "House," on
a good day, is amazing. On a rare
bad day, it's merely good. Bryan
Singer's directing is beautiful, fluid,
balanced, everything that it should be. The
cast is incredible, with especially brilliant per-
formances by Hugh Laurie and Omar Epps
- two standouts in an entire cast of stand-
outs, and that's saying something. All in all,
each episode is on par with or better than
- most multimillion dollar movies that come
out of Hollywood.
Additionally, there is the animated trium-
virate of "The Simpsons," "American Dad"
and "Family Guy," all of which begin their
respective new seasons on Sept. 10. And, of
course, "The OC" will be back on Nov. 2 if
you're in to that sort of thing.
There used to be a time when I didn't re-
spect ABC as a network I was younger then,
and now I am grown up and I see that I was
wrong. Here are a few releases to look forward
to on ABC:
Hunter "Grey's Anatomy" (Sept. 21): Dr.
kh Dorian, on NBC's "Scrubs," put it
best when he said, "I love 'Grey's
Anatomy!' It's like they took our
lives and put it on TV." I know, the
two shows are actually quite differ-
ent, but the fact remains: "Scrubs"
is more worth your time. But if that
doesn't bother you, "Grey's Anatomy" is at
least the fourth-best hospital show on TV.
"Six Degrees" (Sept. 21): Playing off of the
six-degrees-of-separation rule, by which one
can find a connection between any two people
in only six jumps, "Six Degrees" is about the
effect that people can have on each other with-
out ever realizing it. It could either be really
interesting or seem really forced.
"Desperate Housewives" (Sept. 24): I'll ad-
mit, for all my heterosexuality, that I watched
this show during the first season. But the
second season got too wacky and the whole
premise pretty much collapsed on itself. Still,
people watch it, and it's returning for a third
"Lost" (Oct. 4): People have a love/hate
relationship with "Lost," and that will only
be fostered this season. It is one show that
deserves every bit of hype that it receives, and
yet it serves only to frustrate viewers week
after week by not answering any questions it
raises. Ever. This season will start with six new
episodes, and subsequently will go into sev-
eral months of reruns before finishing up the
season, a la "Prison Break" last year, without
any repeats. My guess is this won't go over
"The Nine" (Oct. 4): Of all the shows
premiering this fall, this is the one I am most
excited about. The premise, that nine strang-
ers are thrust together after being held hostage
in a 52-hour bank robbery, just sounds like the
perfect plot for the action event of the season.
And just to mention it, NBC will offer a
wide variety of shows this season, ranging
from "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" to "Law
and Order: Special Victims Unit."
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students and people there were. I was amazed at the diversity of
everyone and the variety of clubs there were. ... Join clubs, make
friends and meet people.
business administration senior
I had a friend that \ as gay, and we wanted to support
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Classic film rentals offer alternate weekend activity
By SHEM FLEENOR
Don't feel up to going out this week-
Instead of painting the town red, you
just want to pull the covers over your
Nothing can make your problems seem
less meaningless than a good, classic film.
Here-i~; rundown of two great films in
American cinematic history. Go ahead-and
check them out. It will be worth it.
He's immensely talented,
yet he's a loser.
Fast Eddie Felson (Paul
Newman) has Minnesota Fats
(Jackie Gleason) in an $18,000
hole. Eddie has everything
working for him rhythm,
touch, power. The pool cue is part of him.
Then he gets drunk, exhausted. He loses
Broke, Eddie meets Sara (Piper Laurie)
at a bus station cafe. She's pretty and in-
telligent. But she's a drunk, a fledgling
novelist and part-time college student
Though she walks with a limp, she is
the moral conscience tying the story to-
gether. Despite his talent, charm, charisma
and good looks, Eddie keeps running into
setbacks because, as Bert Gordon (George
C. Scott) says, "he's a born loser."
The dynamic between Newman and
Scott, and Newman and Laurie is incred-
ible. Newman, Laurie, Scott and Gleason
each give the dramatic performance of
their illustrious careers. Each perfor-
mance is an example of method acting at
"The Hustler" has everything a good
story should have: love, lust, greed, hate
and betrayal. It's one of the greatest noirs
set to celluloid. It's also one of the great-
est anti-hero stories in cinematic history.
Every main character is strong, yet vulner-
In the final scene, Newman delivers one
of the most concise yet profound mono-
logues ever performed.
"Dr. Stangelove or: How I
Learned to Stop Worrying and
Love the Bomb"
Released shortly after the
Bay of Pigs disaster at the
pinnacle of Cold War hysteria,
"Dr. Strangelove" premiered
to shocked audiences around the globe.
Considering America's concept of "pre-emp-
tive warfare" and Iran's nuclear capability,
the film is more relevant now than ever.
Director Stanley Kubrick actually set out
to make a serious movie. But, after doing re-
search for the project, he came to realize how
absurd the likely prospect of a lone madman
being able to wipe out an entire civilization
with nuclear weapons was.
SThe attention to detail in the story is
impeccable. "Dr. Strangelove" is a sexual al-
legory, hilariously illustrating the dangers of
displaced eroticism. In fact, AMC voted "Dr.
Strangelove" the No. 5 script of all time.
The general who starts the nuclear war is
named Jack D. Ripper (Sterling Hayden) -
named after one of the world's best-known
rapists and murderers.
Peter Sellers plays three roles, each in
stark contrast to the other. He's a German
atomic scientist, an officer in the Royal Air
Force and the President of United States.
Sellers is best known as the original Pink
Panther. He was the Jim Carrey of his day
- a genius, one of the greatest comedic
minds the world has ever known.
Sterling Hayden and George C. Scott are
incredible. Slim Pickens is hilarious. James
Earl Jones makes his astounding debut.
Never before, or since, has there been
such a funny take on nuclear destruction.
One great sequence that illustrates the
absurdity of modern warfare, takes place
when Dr. Strangelove (Sellers) is explaining
that the doomsday device will destroy man-
kind. General Turdgidson (Scott) leans over
to his colleague and says, "Damn, I wish we
could get our hands on one of them dooms-
They soon realize that whoever has the
most mine-shaft space will emerge from
the fallout more powerful than the other.
The Americans fear a "mine-shaft gap." The
Russian prime minister and the president of
the U.S. are absurdly polite to each other.
They go as far to debate who is sorrier about
starting nuclear war.
"Dr. Strangelove" is a movie that forces
viewers to stay on their toes or else miss
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AT THE PRICE YOU NEED
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Cable*W/D*Tanning* We Love Pets
Why spend more? 372-8100
SIZE REALLY DOES MATTER
Huge 1, 2, & 3BRs
$629, $739 & $849
1.3 Mi fFt Pets Ok
S For Rent
Be the BIGGEST on the block!
1 or 2bdr this FALL. We love ALL pets!
Pool, Gym, Park @ UF, Bball, Tennis
Call 4 Specials! 352-332-7401
60 sec walk to UF. Short term avail. 1 or 2
rooms $425 & up. Call 352-538-2181 12-
BIG & CHEAP
2/1.5 apt 1100 sq. ft. $595
3/2 apt 1300 sq ft $695
1800 NW4th St. Over 20 houses also avail.
Great homes for rent in the
UF area! 352-692-3800
We Love Pets
1,2,&3 BR Flats w/Screened Porches
FREE Alarm*FREE Tanning*W/D
Gated Entry*Cyber Cafe*Pool w/ Sundeck
24hr Gym & Sauna*Only 1.5 miles to UF
Hurry, they won't last long*372-0400:
HUGE 2/2 Flats w/Attached Garage
20 ft. cathedral ceilings *Screened in Porch
WD*Fully Equipped Kitchen*FREE Tanning
FREE Alarm*24hr Gym w/ free weights
Pet Friendly*Gate Entry*372-0400
Live at a Legen !
The Polos of Gainesville
will give you the best college experience
with Spacious Apartments, Three Pools
with Jacuzzis, HUGE Gym, Billiards Room,
and many more amenities! Minutes from UF,
shopping and Shands. On all major RTS
bus routes. All. at a rate that won't break
your bank! Call now for specials: 335-7656
ATTENTION APARTMENT SHOPPERS!
Get a bargain on 1 & 2 BR units!
Great location, price & size!
Just a few left! 376-1248
2 and 3 BEDROOMS FOR FALL!
2 bedroom unit with W/DI!!!
Pool, pets welcome, tennis, alarm
Save $$ NOW*
3/2 flats starting. @ $895
W/D, alarm, Pets OK, QUIET,
ave$ TODAY. Call 367-9910
MINUTES FROM UFI
313's from only $405 per Bdrm
4/4's from only $374 per Bdrm
FREE Cable w/ HBO/ SHOWTIME
FREE Tanning, 24hr Fitness Center
Ask About our Huge 2/2.5 Townhouses
Convenient Bus Route!
HOUSES, DUPLEXES, CONDOS, OR
TOWNHOUSES Walk/bike/bus to UF. Neat,
clean good quality. Visit www.gatorpads.com
for available units or call 281-0733 or 284-
SAVE $$$, GET MORE!
3BR/2BA for less than $300/person
B-ball, Comp lab, Gyy FREE UF parking
FORGET YOU HAVE ROOMMATES!
Huge 4BR townhomes w/W/D. 1662 sq.ft.
FREE gym membership and FREE cable!
*AVOID UPSTAIRS NEIGHBORS*
2BR/2BA LUXURY Flat
FREE Tanning, WID, Huge 24 hr. gym,
PC lab, Gated, Pet friendly,
All amenities,Free Cable wv/HBO and Show,
Filling fast for Fall 377-2777
B I'For Rent
3BR/2BA Campus Edge $1,250/MO
4BR/4BA University Terrace $1,500/MO
3BR/2BA Duckpond $1,000/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 8-24-25-2
Fall Rentals walk to UF
Gore Rabell Realty 378-1387
Summer sublease. 1BR/1BA unfurnished.
Recenly remodeled. Next to pool. Walk to
campus & bars. 1518 NW 4th Ave. Apt F.
Please contact College Park Apts. 371-7777
**k 0.8 MILES TO UF***
2BR Historic house. Near downtown. Wood
firs, high ceilings. W/D. Pets considered.
$650/mo. 214-9270. 12-6-72-2
**VERY QUIET 2Br/1 Ba CONDO**
Pool. Steps away from Shands, VA, Dental,
Vet Med, Health Sci, etc. & heart of UF. Grad
or profl pref $845/mo. Cat friendly. 262-0444
PET'S PARADISE $395 tp $625/mo. No app
or pet fee. 2BR avail now. 6738 SW 42nd PI
townhouse. Some with fireplaces, privacy
fences & dogwalk. 4501 SW 71st Terr, 825
SW 62 Terr, short lease some units 331-2099
(DOB 04/02/68); 5'08",
175 lbs, Black Hair,
Felony Violation of
Probation Warrant for
Flee Attempt to Elude
Call (352) 372-STOP
IB For Rent
Luxury 2/2 condos
Avail Aug 2006 For Sale or Lease
Corner of NW 3rd Place & 14th Street
Walk to Shands; vet school, VA, 2BR $650/
mo. 1700 SW 16 Ct Pvt condo owner in
former Summit House Apts. Pool, CHA, laun-
dry, quiet, very spacious, carpet, clean, avail
now. 376-0080, 284-3873 8-31-18-2
Available August. 3BR/2BA 1507 NW 6th
St. W/D, picket-fenced yard. Close to UF
$1000/mo 352-871-3224 8-16-14-2
Individual and Semester Leases
Convenient UF access. $420 to $575/mo
1 BLOCK TO UF
* 3416 NW 7th Ave. 3BR/2BA $1175/mo.
Contact Michael 331-2100 8-16-16-2
***0.5 MILES TO UF***
Reg $1200 now $1050. 3/2 house near
ShandsNA.- Fla rm, fenced yard, W/D, DW.
Pets OK, furn. opt. geocities.com/jrfong2000.
NO ROOMMATE HASSLES!
1BR Villas ONLY$489
*$100 OFF 1st Mo Rent*
Leasing NOW & FALL
375-1519 or 375-3077 8-16-12-2
at For Rent
ONLY $469 w/water!
No gas required...
Walk to Butler Plaza
1 mile to UF on bus-route
$100 Off 1st Mo *377-2596
4/1, WALK/BIKE TO UF
Wood floors, high ceilings, fenced yard, W/D,
A/C, pets? Drive by 501 NW 3rd St. $995.
2BR/1.5/BA townhouse duplex apt. $500.
Call 386-328-6229, Iv mssg. 8-16-12-2
2BR/1 BA $490/mo. Ask About our student
discount!!! WID hook-ups, cozy small
complex, downtown living, walk to res-
taurants & nightlife! 352-870-0904, 318-
4553. See firstname.lastname@example.org
3BR/2BA HOUSE! $850/mo Large yard,
pets welcome, WID hook-ups, new car-
pet! See email@example.com,
Call 352-870-0904, 318-4553 Ask about
our Student Discountl 8-16-11-2
WALK TO UFI 1st month free!
3BR/1BA house, wood floors,
Carport, W/D hookups, $1100/rent
126 NW 10th Street
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
SOUTHFORK OAKS! August free!
2BR/2.5BA TH Newer carpet, dining room,
W/D hookups, pool $800/rent,
2300 SW43rd Street #H-2
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
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U l For Rent
1 MONTH FREE- WALK TO UF! 3BR/3BA
& 4BR/4BA duplex starting at $1350/rent,
W/D hookups, & lots more!
801 NW3rd Avenue
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
BIKE TO SHANDSI 1st Month free!
3BR/2BA wood floors, Large screen
porch, 2car carport, dining room,
$1200/rent, 1740 SW 37th Place
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
2/1 HISTORIC APT
Charming & newly renovated. Avail Aug 1/15.
Perfect two bedroom home all up-dated with
W/D hook-ups. CA/H 2 miles to campus.
$650/mo plus $650 security 1023 NW 30th
Ave. 352-215-8815 8-25-12-2
2BR/2BA Luxury Condo
Alarm, Swimming pool, walk-in closets,
DW, W/D, close to UF and Shands -
Avail Aug. All units 1/2 mi of UF campus.
1 BR/1 BA $475-$445; 2BR/BA $550; SC, NS,
no pets, 1 yr lease. Call 904-513-1431 or
2BR/1BA 2nd story apt in historic Gville
house, 10 min walk to UF, W/D incl, Ig
fenced yd, plenty of parking, sec sys, newly
renovated. 716 NW 4th Ave. $675/mo, some
utils incl firstname.lastname@example.org
BIG HOUSE ON BIG LAKE
15 mins from UF. Beautiful 4BR/4BA. LR w/
glass walls FP. W/D, DW. Great for faculty
or grad students $1850/mo. Call owner 359-
8245 (to 7/20) or Bosshardt Property Mgmt
U For Rent
SUPER CHEAP APTI
Great location next to campus
Incl DSL, utils & cable, w/ or w/o fum
1 yr sublease starts in Aug.
Walk to UF Law School. Lg 3BR/2BA
house, cent H/A, wood floors, FL rm,
study; $1325/mo: 13 NW 26th St.
Edbaurmanagement.com. 1731 NW 6th St
Downtown 3BR, cent H/A, Ig kitchen
w/breakfast nook, wood floors, fenced
yard; $995/mo: 326 SW 3rd Ave.
Edbaurmanagement.com. 1731 NW 6th St
Brand new condo near dwntwn & UF,
spacious 2BR/2BA w/balcony, W/D, walk-
in closets; $1200/mo: 810 NW 19th Ave.
Edbaurmanagement.com. 1731 NW 6th St
Free month's rent & Roll out of bed & into
class. Archer Rd condo behind Shands. Ideal
Sfor resident or student. All new cabinets, ap-
pliances & flooring. 2BR/1 BA $850/mo. Won't
last. Free month's rent can be last month or
averaged over 12 month lease making rent
$780/mo. Call 352-843-0582 8-16-7-2
ATTN GRAD STUDENTS!
Need a quiet spot? 1BR apt in Waldo in
-newly remodeled historic house. $550/mo
+ utils 1st/last & sec. Refs req'd. Easy
drive to Gville. Call 352-378-2141 Iv mssg.
GREAT HOUSE NEXT TO NORMAN HALL
4BR/2BA. Lots of parking. Best location
available. 954-609-6900. $1600/mo 8-
CAMPUS EDGE CONDO- 1BR/1BA. W/I
Closet. A/C. W/D. DW Alarm. Balcony. Pool.
Gym. New carpet, paint. N/S. $750/MO.
$600 sec. deposit. Available now. Call 321-
*WALK TO UF/SHANDS!!!*
Oakbrook 2BR each w/own bathroomW/D in
apartment and more!Move-in special. Lease
to own avail. $850/MOCall Janie 219-3222
1BR/1BA No lease, Glen Springs area.
Sunny courtyard. On bus line. Quiet neigh-
borhood next to park. New paint, new carpet.
Free water. $410/mo + $410 sec deposit. No
pets. Call 374-7175 8-25-9-2
1BR APT W/PVT GATED COURTYARD
2 miles from Shands & VA. Pets arranged.
Condo 4 rent avail, Aug 10 Woodside Villas -
offTower Rd 2BR/2BA, Pool, courtyard/field
area outside back door. $900/mo + sec. Pet
ok w/deposit. 386-931-0882 8-16-6-2
A+ 2BR Condo close to UF
Bike/Bus/Walk to UF
Balcony, W/D & Amenities
Won't last! Call 665-4106
3BR/2BA house. Spacious, efficient homes
with updated kitchen, tiled floors, biking
distance to campus. Large fenced yard. Pet
friendly. 352-372-4768 8-31-12-2
Available now! Nice 1BR/1BA apt.
Close to campus and convenient to everything
$375/MO Call Richard 371-4367 8-16-5-2
1st MONTH FREE @
Capstone Quarters, furnished
2BR/2BA, new carpet, washer/dryer,
$750/rent, 2905 SW Archer Road #4004N
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
AUGUST FREE! Spacious 3BR/2.5BA
TH, Gated community, newly renovated, 2
screened porches, W/D hkups, pool & lots
more, $1000/rent, 501 SW 75th St #A-14
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
House on Suwannee River w/clear spring
in back yard. Belle FLA, 3BR/2.5BA, WD
hookup, screened porch, central H/AC, quiet
wooded area, large fenced yard $800/MO
352-376-0080 or 352-284-3873 8-31-12-2
BIKE TO UF! 3 Bedrooms 2 bathrooms
Sun room, hardwood floors, W/D, security
system, fenced lot 817 NW 15th Ave. 1st/last
$990/MO security deposit $500 Call 317-
4006 orAgent Barbara 317-4392 8-16-5-2
Large room in NW home $375/MO
includes utils, DSL, DVR, no pets. Prefer
mature, male grad student/professional,
non-drinker/smoker. Avail 8/1- flexible. Call
Scott 335-8209 8-29-10-2
3BR/3BA in Rockwood Villas- W/D hookups
on bus route, 2 pools, tennis & v-ball courts.
Pets okay. $1050/mo + security deposit.
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3 blocks from campus. Short lease available
2 room efficiency. Kitchen & bedroom. Share
BA w/one other person. C H/AC, security
entrance, $425/MO includes utils. except for
cable & phone Call Carol 377-3852 8-16-
2BR/2.5 BA, NW location near UF & SFCC.
Pets OK w/ dep., W/D hook-ups. Off
University Ave. Good Location! $755/mo.
Contact Heather @ 222-5354 or Elizabeth
Take over lease beginning Aug 4. $397/mo
+ 1/3 utils in a spacious 3BR/2BA Greenwich
Green apt. Bus to U.F Prefer male non-
smoker. Call 305-342-0838 Amy 8-16-5-2
WALK TO CLASS!! 3 rooms avail in
4BR/4BA less than 2 blocks from campus.
Hardwood, parking, security, new A/C, all
new appliances. Info contact (904) 234-
For Rent. 3BR/1BA house 1 mi to UF. Nice,
no pets, new AC/Heat. Hardwood floors,
$1100/mo, $800 security. 727-271-1255.
NEWLY REMODELED IN-LAW SUITE in
nice, quiet NW home. Pvt bed/bath/kitch.
$580/mo incl utils, cable, hi-spd net, W/D,
phone. Must see. Call 352-258-4701. 8-
2BR/2.5BA townhome in quiet Haile
Plantation. neighborhood. W/D, high ceil-
ings, wooded paths and golf-course view.
First/last and sec. $975/mo. No pets. Call
WALK TO CAMPUS from this brand new
1BR condo. 1 blk from campus 13th St &
University. Fully equipped. New appliances.
Never before lived in. Covered parking, cor-
.ner unit. (904) 398-0038. 8-29-10-2
NEAR SCHOOL, NEAR PLAY GREAT
LOCATION. 2BR/2BA condo, pool, RTS bus
stop. Archer Rd. near 23rd. Annual Lease.
Furnished or unfurnished. Such a deal! 904-
398-0038 8-29-10-2 .
Barn, pasture, horses allowed. Close to
Publix, mall, UF. $1290/mo. 1st/last/security/
utilities. 352-246-6056 8-31-11-2
2BR/2BA at THE SPARROWS CONDOS.
No9 pets allowed. W/D, pool, gym. Large BR
$900/mo + utils. First, last & security. 386-
Creek's Edge Condos, 2 avail, new from
the walls out, 3BRs, all new kitchen & baths
w/ceramic tile, walk to campus, free garbage
pickup, water, sewer & pest control New
fitness ctr, balcony & patio. Huge closets
all around. Family or grad students. $425/
mo/room. Call 631-880-2230; 631-734-5935
1 BLOCK TO UF!!
2 BR/2BA apt. Living room, kitchen w/ dining
area. 352-377-4530. 8-16-4-2.
Unfurnished townhouse for rent, 2BR/2.5BA
Brighton Park, 34th/ Archer Rd. Available
08/09/2006. Or roommate to share. Please
call Mai. 904-994-0280, 904-962-2065. 8-
4BR/1BA "Blossom House" $850/mo
close to UF. Cent HIAC, enclosed porch,
large fenced yard, pet friendly. See pho-
tos at www.rentalworkshop.com. Call
352-870-0904, 352-318-4553. 8-23-5-2
2BR/2BA CONDO 9 month lease. Tanning,
gym, hottub, pool. $1050/mo. Call 352-871-
1/1 CONDO in quiet, NW area: on bus route,
close to everything. Washer/Dryer hook-up;
$540/mo includes utilities. Pis call 378-8048.
*ADORABLE DOLLHOUSE 2.5 miles to UF
2BR/1BA, large fenced yard
Friendly NW neighborhood.
Remodeled, fresh carpet/paint. $650
Call 352-DREAM-IT!I 8-28-7-2
********WALK TO UF********
2BR/1BA in older brick house behind Leo
706. Large living room area, pets arranged,
some utilities incl. $550/MO CallGreg 214-
2 or 3BR/1 BA. Older house, large fenced
yard, 2304 NE 14th St. Next to old Moose
Lodge. Only $550/MO 1st, last, deposit Call
Greg 214-3291 8-23-4-2
Pvt BR/BA & porch; own er Q.e. No
kitchen. Microwave, fridge, water & elec
provided & access to W/D. Ideal for grad/prof
student $400/mo. Lease not nec. 246-7037
2BR/2BA apt $635/mo. Available now. 1 yr
lease. On bus rte #16. Located 1 mile from
campus. Will cover security deposit. Pets al-
lowed. Call 954-422-3256 8-25-5-2
CAMPUS EDGE 2BR/2BA New paint & car-
pet, W/D, inside UF campus, walk to Shands
or class, immediate occupancy. Asking $950/
mo. 954-439-2301 8-25-5-2
402 NW 3rd Ave 4BR/2BA
1800 sq ft New appliances
$1500/mo 352-378-6003 9-1-10-2
2/1 house 1 mi to campus. Wood floors, W/D,
screened porch, privacy fence, new cent AC/
H. Quiet neighbors. $1100/mo. 622 NW 8th
PL. Call 870-2318. 8-23-3-2
FUNKY LOFT APT
Behind Leo's 706. Walk to UF & downtown,
W/D incl. $375/mo 338-7670. 8-23-3-2
Apartments Available Now
All Floida Areas: All Major US Cities
Browse our listing FREE
1-877-For-Rent (367-7368) 8-16-1-2
1 BR/1 BA 3 BLOCKS to UF/SHANDS
All tile, newly remodeled, very clean, WD,
eat-in loaded kitchen, big BR/walk-in closet,
nice views, large living room, icemaker, DW,
CH/A, no pets, NS. $675/mo.352-362-6410
WALK TO UF!
1BR/1BA with hardwood floors, huge bath!
Available now! $500/mo. 108B NW7th ST.
Call Sara @ 407-484-8056 or Suzie @ 692-
2BR/1 BA poolside apt across street from VA/
Shands $800/mo. Spacious kitchen, laundry,
on bus route. 1700 SW 16th Ct. Call 813-
1BR/1BA 650 sq ft. Kitchen w. fridge, DW,
stove. Pvt patio, located within walking
distance to campus by Sorority Row. Call
DEAL OF THE CENTURY
2, 3, or 4BR apts, a stone's throw from UF
Fully furn or unfurn. Incl. DSL, utilities, cable
& more. Call 305-318-5816
2 BR/ 2BA condo w/ DW. 6+ month lease
$800/mo for 6 months, $750/mo for 1 year.
2508 SW 35th PL, Apt #32, Gainesville, FL
32608. Gated community. 561-251-1022.
1BR/1BA in 2BR/2BA apt. Female upper-
classman preferred. W/D, pool, gym, pets
OK. Avail now $330/mo + 1/2 utils. Call
Angela 407-929-0260. 8-30-10-3_
SUBLEASE 1 year. $459/mo. 1BR unfur-
nished. Easy to keep. 3751 SW 20th Ave.
Call 371-7220. 8-23-4-3
Avail NOW! 1 year lease. $490/MO
Gainesville Place 1/1 in 4/4
Male only. Includes ALL UTILITES.
Fully furnished, W/D, DW, AC.
Call Matt 954-701-4441 8-25-6-3
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46, AtLIGATOR N WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 16, 2006
1 BR/1 BAAPTAT THE WOODS
No deposit. $480/mo. 803-479-2833. 8-
LOTS OF SPACE
1BR + study/bonus rm, private bath.
Lakewood Villas 2BR townhome on bus
route. $395 obo + 1/2 utils, cable, internet.
Pets OK, furn avail. Cell: 786-547-8311. 8-
Subleasing 1 BR w/ BA in a 2/2 at Oakbrook
Walk lo.gd across the street from UF! Utils
incl, fulyjurnished, and maid service 2x/mo.
$590/mo, willing to negotiate. Call Andrew,
Spacious 1BR in 2BR apt. Walk-in closet,
private bathroom. Minutes from UF. $430/mo
305-725-3901. Females only. 8-28-5-3
GREAT SUBLEASE FOR SEPT 1ST Large
clean 1 BR apt Hawaiian Village. Close to UF.
Only $200 deposit, rent only $510/mo. Great
deal! ALSO FREE COUCH comes with. Call
Kevin 562-2938 8-28-5-3
* APARTMENT AT GAINESVILLE PLACE
1BR/1BA $500 per month for 1 year.
Nice pool. IB/AP roommates
* WILLING TO MAKE MONETARY DEALS.
Call 321-720-4612 for information. 8-16-1-3
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 12-6-72-4
1BR/1B3R available in 3BR/2BA house in
SW neighborhood. 3 miles west of 1-75. NS,
S..dn, responsible, grad/upperclassman/
professional. No pets. W/D, hi spd internet
& cable. $450/mo util incl. 514-8580 8-23-
Countryside at the Univ, 23rd & Williston,
3 roommates needed for 3rd fir 4BR/4BA
condo. Separate leases $420/mo (utils incl.)
common area furn, W/D, pool, b-ball, park-
ing, gated, great bus svc. Dan 352-328-1574
BR/pvt BA conv 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.
Pet friendly. Big house near UF. Female stu-
dents preferred. W/D, A/C, big fenced yard,
parking. $295 per room 371-9409 8-16-12-4
UNIVERSITY TERRACE WEST -
Bedrooms available. All boy, all girl, coed.
Call for our listings. 352-258-8726 Broker
Roommate wanted, Male. 3BR house. Haile
Plantation. Available immediately. $450/mo.
Call 772-285-0708 8-31-15-4
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AVAILABLE SEPT 1ST, 2006 M/F, NS to
share 2BR/2.5BA Southfork Oaks townhome
(near Target). Unfurn master BR, w/pvt BA
avail. W/D, no pets, student or prof. $345/mo
+ 1/2 utils. No lease. Call Evan 335-9714
Roommate to share small mobile home with
UF freshman on 5 acres in Jonesville. Neat;
clean, NS. Horse/pets ok. $300/mo + 1/2.
$325/room + 1/4 util. 4BR/4BA. Private
bath, walk-in closet, W/D, balcony, pool.
See photos: www.rentalworkshop.com.
Close to campus + very nice. Call 870-
0904 or 318-4553. 8-23-14-4
Female for, 1BR/1BA in 3/3. FULLY
FURNISHED. On bus route $425 + utilities.
Von 386-937-2402 8-24-10-4
Walk to UF. Huge old remodeled classic.
SIndividual room leases. W/D, A/C, wired,
huge fenced yard. Pet friendly. $295-$310/
mo + $35/pet. EZ parking and move-in costs.
! QUIET BUT CLOSE !
2BR/2BA split plan. Cathedral ceiling Condo.
Need M NS, UF student to share. $385/mo +
1/2 utils. Fully furn except your BR. Seranola
Area. 386-788-4902, email@example.com
Neat, clean, NS F Roommate needed for
new 2BR/2BA, 2 story townhouse/condo.
New blinds, furniture, sec. system, full kitch-
en w/ granite counters, stainles apps, long
dist phone, wrls hi spd net, cable. On bus rt,
5 min to UF. $500/mo incl utils. 376-3134.
2 rooms in 4/2, quiet family neighborhood. 1
bik from UF bus. 10 min to UF. All utils incl.
$465/mo. Fully furn, tastefully decorated.
Laundry rm & large kitchen. 954-803-4346 or
352-372-1890. Females only, no bad habits
Avail Aug 1st. Unfurn 1BR w/pvt BA in 2BR/
2.5BA, 2 story Southfork Oaks Condo. Near
Target/Oaks Mall/UF. Quiet M/F, NS, student/
prof. No pets, 2 cats on premises. $425/mo
+1/3 utils. Neg on lease length 375-1971
CORRECTED PHONE NUMBER
1 room avail in nice large 2 story on NW
side. $450 incl everything. M/F, cool person
wanted. Larged fenced yard, deck, fireplace
& W/D. Call Ricky 407-616-5544. CHECK IT
Share completely renovated Spanish/
mission-style 4BR/2BA home in quiet, safe
neighborhood. Hardwood floors, fireplace,
Ig fenced yard, W/D. Less than 1.5 mi to UF
& 7 mi to SFCC. On busline. All utils, cable,
hi-spd wireless incl. $400-450/mo + sec.
Avail 8/5. 561-312-0074 or 561-254-1638.
M, grad student pref for 1BR w/pvt BA in
4BR/4BA condo. W/D rm, full kitchen, Walk-
in closet, 2nd fir w/balc, close to UF on 2 bus
lines. Nice pool & plenty of open parking.
Avail Aug 1-July 31.1 John 786-436-1657
Massage Therapist seeks
$265/MO + elec., 2BR apt, SW 34st
Close to campus and bus route
Call 352-284-5192 8-16-5-4
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$225/MO + UTILITIES
Sante Fe student needs roommate.
Dogs welcome. 2 mi from UF.
Room partially furnished. Call 386-547-6724
**NEXT TO LAW SCHOOL**
10 feet from law school. Large BR in nice
311 house off 2nd Ave. Off street parking.
F/NS preferred. $400/MO 352-475-1027
Parker Road Baptist
3200 SW 122nd Street. Dr James
Jackson, Interim Pastor 332-
4991.9:45 Sunday School Wor-
ship @ 1am & 6pm. Wednesday
Worship @ 7pm. 6:45pm Youth
First Baptist Church
First Baptist Church 425 W.
University Avenue Sunday Bible
Study 9:30am, Worship: 8:30 &
11:00, College' Monday Night
Christian Study Center
Offering classes, lectures, cinema,
reading groups, and more. Home
of Pascals coffee house. Mon-
112 NW16th St.-379-7375
Formore information visit
Holy Trinity Episcopal
100 NE first Street Sunday
Series SamnerWErahip Schedule
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6pmn.dncdr, 'er e l5pm.
Healing and Holy ConmmumnionM.
SundayAdiukEectives, 9m. Sunda
Service, 1030amWednesday C-
k Se Bibe Stl(at Christ rr SEt
Center) at 730p 2640NW39th
Avenue; f more information call
Lubavitch Jr ri'h
Your home away from home.
Friday Night Live
Services & Shabbat Dimer .
SmnmerA & B 8:30 prm
352-336-5877; 2021 NW 5th Ave.,
(5 blocks north of the stadium)Sn
Female roommate wanted for 2BR/2BA
townhouse in Hapton Oaks furnished except
BR. Vaulted ceilings, near mall, interstate,
and school. Call Jamie 258-3076. 8-23-6-4
ROCKWOOD VILLAS 3BR/3BA furnished
condo. Pool, bus rte, tennis, cable. Oaks
Mall. $495/mo/room. All included. Prefer
grad. $1175/+ utils for all. 352-379-0819 or
321-297-5455 cell. 8-23-5-4
Hillel Jewish Student
This Shabbat, do it Jewish! Joi
us every Friday night at 6:30pnm
Your choice of student-led
services, Orthodox, Conserva-
tive and Reform, followed by a
free glatt Kosher Shabbat dinner
We also serve the only daily
gourmet Kosher lut and chier
in Gainesville. Join us for great
f,".d, shabb:r, jl.., h Prr.- 2_'-'
First Lutheran Church
1801 NW 5d .n.e Lirurw:ia _C,-
vice at 8:30am and llam. Upbeat
Praise Service at lham. Sunday
Free Lunch for college studef s.
Meeting @ Presbyterian Student
Church 1402 W Univ. Ave.
,inda. .ist-ohip IS.as am;
Thursday (-.';rerrrmp.r:niAr W. -rpi
For more info: 372-8183 or
Offering try open and incusive
Christian worship Sunday wor-
ship, 10-15 am 1st Wednesday
Taize, 630 pmi 11604 SW Artcer
Road for info, call 352-376-1100
or visit wwwa.ccgaiesvie.comrn
"Tearing Down Walls Building
Up Hope" H
The Family Church
The Family Chirch is
nmlti-cultnral Christn Church
with great music, reevant mes-
sages, casual dress, and
frw.adh prop!. Service times
are Saturdays at 7pm and Sun-
days at 10am. 2022 SM 122nd
Street, Gainesie. For info on
college career hppengs visit
for more info. ect-19
Roommate wanted in spacious 3BR/2BA
house near SW corner of UF. On multiple
bus rts. Cable, hi-speed internet, all ameni-
ties in a cozy home. $400/mo + 1/3 utils. Call
1BR in 4BR/3BA. Available Aug 1, 2006. 3
min drive from UF. Beautiful house with wood
flooring, huge yards and spacious bedrooms.
Pets welcomed. $400 + 1/5 utils. Call 305-
University City Church of
www.gatorsfoerhrist.org ( kli a
miniary meets at Unversity City
Church of Cirst. Bible class
Sunday at 9:30am and Wednesday
at 7pm- plus service projects and
much more! M
Presbyterian & Disciples
of Christ Student Center
Open, ffirming and spiritally
diverse. $1 home cooked suppers
on Wednesday at 6:30pm0 Theol-
ogy on tap, Thsays at 8pm at
Stubbie's Pob downtown. 1402
. i.-nrafirt Ave.376-7539,
Christ Community Church
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This weekend try a new stimulant.
We call it "coffee for the souL"
It refreshes, recharges, and best
of ay, o gert to share it with
close fiens Did we mention it's
r-crtd .-7IT- LL. Tf rKreme? Chsrit
Community Church- 10am Sun-
days at Oak Hal School on Tower
Rd. West of 1-75. Where we teach
and live the never-watered down
gospel of Jesus Chist It's worth
waking up far.
Grace Prcsbvrtcran Church
Come As You Aret
Contemporary Warship Service
1zr Ld it, ,un-ir.- a at 6:30pm
3146 NW 13th St
Call for a ride 352-376-5654
for more information oa
the worship guide
contact Katelyn Nelson at
a-ltt,:.c ad'.irni; n at ',-6 4482
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Share 2BR/2BA MH, Clayton Est 638
Queens Rd. $150 N/R dep. $300/mo or $75/
wk + 1/2 GRU. Handyman can work off por-
tion. Sat TV/HBO/Show/Starz. Need vehicle.
Caged pets OK. Police ID reg. Only interest
apply. Donna 331-3666. 8-23-5-4
Male wanted for 3/1 house. 2 min from Univ
+ 13th. W/D; A/C, tiled, fenced, priv. entry,
unfurn, yard. $395/ mo 1/3 cable, until, net.
Very clean. 561-212-5283. 8-23-5-4
Avail Aug. 1 BR/1BA in 3BR/3BA at Hampton
Oaks. $400 + 1/3 utils. Minutes from Oaks
Mall, bus stops. W/D, pool, jacuzzi. Call
Roommate wanted for 3BR/2BA house. 1.5
miles from UF. $430/mo everything included.
Call Amy 352-219-5780. 8-16-4-4
Room for rent in 2BR condo. Short drive
to UF or SFCC. Private bath, nice shared
kitchen, common areas, laundry room, and
back yard. $450/mo, utils incl. For more
info calL 386-717-0262, leave a message.
To share 3BR/2BA house. A/C, fireplace,
large yard. Fantastic SW location. $290/mo
+ utils. Prefer grad student or older. 352-
Tranquil living in a woodsy home close to UF
with the conveniences of office inc wireless
dsl, garden, pool, huge yard, big oaks trees
and enormous Florida room, washer,dryer,
dishwasher for $375/rflo + util 336-9242
Roommate wanted to share 4BR/3BA house
behind sorority row. 1BR for $350 includes
utilities. Walk or bike to UF. W/D, cable,
wireless net. 352-377-7617 leave name
Female roommate needed 1BR in 2BR/2BA.
Responsible, quiet, clean. $500/mo utils incl.
Rockwood Villas Condo. Close to bus, conv
to UF/SFCC, shopping. Pool, vball, & tennis
cts 904-230-8647, 904-386-3253 8-24-5-4
Non-partying, Christian female wants female
roommates in newly redone 4BR house'
-w/pool. 38th & Newberry. Close to bus.
$450/mo + utils. Call Kristen @ 954-775-
NS, F wanted. Share 2BR/2BA condo in qui-
et SE area (Treehouse Village) on bus line.
2 pools & fitness center. Newly remodeled &
furn (except BR). W/D. Avail now. $430/mo
incl utils + dep. 321-266-7069, 321-725-4475
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) II Roommates
1BR available in 3 Bedroom house. 4 blocks
*from campus. Great location! $450/MO, All
utilities are included. Call Adam @ 765-215-
4997 or Kyle @ 765-215-1677 8-24-5-4-
FEMALE ROOMMATE WANTED FOR A
FURNISHED 2BR/2BA HOUSE $350 +1/2
UTILITIES. BIG SPACE, QUITE, CLOSE TO
SFCC. FOR MORE QUESTIONS PLEASE
CALL 352-262-3914 8-24-5-4
Female roommate needed for coed 4BR/3BA
house 1 block from Butler Plaza. $380/MO,
W/D incl. util, cable & internet. On bus route.
2 Grad students looking for female student
roommate, for 3 BR/2BA furnished house on
Rails to Trails. Barn and pasture for a horse.
$450/mo + utils. Flexible lease. Avail now.
Call 352-359-1252. 8-24-5-4
1 SEMESTER FALL LEASE.
3 seniors looking for a laid back roommate
in a small 4/2 house. 7 blocks from campus.
Call Bill 610-761-7599. 8-16-3-4
610 NW 34th Drive. About 2 blocks north of
Univ off 34th St 5 min walk to campus. 4BR
house. Seeking 1 more roommate. $425/mo
everything included, utils, wireless internet &
cable. Call David 954-817-9101 8-16-2-4
2 males need 3rd quiet studentlprof room-
mate to share 3BR/2BA mobile home in
Alamar Gardens. $500/mo incl everything
except phone. W/D, DW, big living rm w/35"
TV, intemet, many extras. Call 495-8280
***Private & Luxurious***
2BR Avail in 3BR/2.5BA house. NW Gville.
Spacious. Full Kitchen & W/D, garage avail
$400 + 1/3 utils. Call Chrissy 954-649-2690.
Roommate needed for 2BR/2BA fully furn
condo. Quick bus ride to campus. $470/mo
includes everything. Call 850-621-0010. 8-
Roommate wanted for nice, clean female in a
2/2 townhouse, available immediately. $400/
mo all utilities included. Must like animals.
Call 239-225-5259. 8-25-5-4
AWESOME DEAL!!! 34th & University.
HUGETH w/2 Ig BR's avail: 1 w/walkin clos-
et, other w/ own BA. Side porch, screened-in
patio, garage, W/D, DW, lots-of storage
space. '$400/mo + 1/3 utils. 904-806-2470
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Available from Commercial News Providers"
For fum 1BR/1BA in nice condo 2BR/2BA.
DW, pool, 4 mi to UF, bus route. $280/mo +
1/2 utils. Prefer Asian female, NS, no pets.
Move in anytime. Call 331-0834 after 6 pm.
3BR/2BA house $450/mo. Near campus. For
info call 305-525-6469. 8-25-5-4
*4BR/2BA house 0 10 min from UF*
NW Gville off 34th St 0 Grad/prof
preferred 0 Lg pvt backyard @ Cable
W/D internet 9 Furn common areas
$500/mo until incl 0 386-852-9247 8-28-5-4
2BR avail in 4BR/2BA less than a mile from
UF. Mature/responsible M/F. $550/mo +
utils. 1 yr lease. Pool, cable, wireless inter-
net, W/D, Forest Ridge, quiet neighborhood,
covered garage available. 239-272-0130
ONE ROOM AVAILABLE
HURRY IT WON'T LAST
4BR/2BA, over 2300 sq ft
Bike or walk to campus
Call Eric 352-246-6265 9-5-10-4 -
1 roommate needed for 4BR/4BA condo.
Countryside 23rd and Williston. Sep. leas-
es $400/mo incl $150 utils allow. Common
area fum, W/D, pool, great bus svc. Chris
1BR/1BA available in 3BR condo in
Marchwood. 2 female roommates. Cable,
DSL, pool. Room unfurnished. $400 + utili-
ties. Call Bianca 352-514-4124. 8-28-5-4
1BR/1BA (furn or not) avail in 3BR/2BA
house N of Haile, new neighborhood, close
to 1-75. NS grad student/prof pref. No dogs.
Hi-spd net, W/D, fenced yard, spa, all ameni-
ties incl. $550/mo all inclusive. 745-2378
Private Bedroom, shared bathroom avail-
able ASAP. $315/mo + 1/2 utilities in 2/1
Homestead Apt. 352-359-0374. 9-5-10-4
Sell your house, condo, acreage, mobile
home and much more in the ALLIGATOR
CLASSIFIEDS! Reach over 24,000 possible
buyers! Mastercard and Visa accepted over
the phone. Please Call 373-Find
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 12-6-72-5
PRE-CONSTRUCTION, NEW, & EXISTING
CONDOS & HOUSES FOR SALE
NEAR UF AT AFFORDABLE PRICES.
SEARCH HERE OR RECEIVE A FREE
AND COMPLETE LIST VIA E-MAIL. Visit
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352-281-3551, Matt Price, Campus Realty.
BRAND NEW CONSTRUCTION 3
BLOCKS FROM UF. Classic New Orleans
appeal with state-of-the-art luxury.
20 units still available. Prices starting in the
Mid-$200's. Call Eric Wild at 870-9453
Great homes close to UF-
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INCREDIBLE LOCATION! Summit House
Condos, newly renovated 1 & 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 Tom Bellucci or Steve Clark at Coldwell
Banker M.M. Parrish Realtors at 352-372-
Magnolia Place: A peaceful, sophisticated
lifestyle. 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 & sizes
available priced from $159,700 to the low
$200,000's. Seller pays $12,000 in Closing
Costs, Upgrades and Bonuses! Contact
Coldwell Banker M.M. Parrish Realtors at
352-372-5375 or at onsite sales office 352-
377-4977. Note: Promotion does expire;
contact onsite office for info 9-29-50-5
Need to sell your house or condo?.
Call Kate today! Recent UF grad, student
housing specialist. Kate Wallis, ERA Trend
Realty, 359-1112. 8-23-24-5
TIRED OF RENTING?
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of your own! Call Kate Wallis, ERA Trend
Realty, 359-1112. Seller Pays commission!
C t I ? r si
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 8-23-24-5
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)
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 8-23-
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 8-23-24-5
CLOSE TO CAMPUS, ON BUS ROUTE.
COMPLETELY REMODELED 2BRI1BA.
$104,900. Call Matt Price, Campus Realty
Request or Search all Gainesville Condos
online at www.ufcondominiums.com or
call Eric with Action Real Estate-352-219-
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GRANTWOOD CONDOMINIUMS: A gated
corimunity 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. 8-23-24-5
GOLF/GATED Like-new 3BR/2.5BA 2-story
townhome fully furn, tile floors, screened
porch, garage, near SFCC Just reduced
$219K. Call Roz @ Coldwell Banker MM
Parrish Realtors 352-870-9100 or 373-3583
2 MILES FROM UF. Ground floor.
quiet & attractive inexpensive living
$79,000 386-462-3066 8-16-12-5
Duckpond Condo Spacious and to-
ally updated. 3BR/1.5BA, 1CG,'2 balconies
with great views, $219,900. Mitchell Realty
Services, Inc. 352-231-3444, ext. 1;
LIVE ON THE EDGE AT CAMPUS EDGE
CONDOS! Great location on Archer Rd &
surrounded by UF property! Walk to Shands,
VA, Dental, Med & Vet schools, & close to
theater, shops & restaurants. Choose from 1,
2 & 3 bedrooms, with full appliances. IF YOL
WANT LOCATION, THIS IS IT! Call Brooke
Bass @ 352-246-4664 or Gary Schneider @
352-538-5712, Realtors, Bosshardt Realty
Services, Inc. 8-16-12-5
ENJOY A COUNTRY CLUB LIF R; LE AT
WINDSOR PARK CONDOS with resort style
pool, spa, tennis, volleyball, soccer, fitness
center, entertainment pavilion, study rooms
& state of the art computer lab! There are 2
& 3 B/R furnished models to choose from, set
in a lush, green park setting. Some units are
available now for occupancy. We also have
investor units leased through Aug 2007! Call
Brooke Bass, Realtor@, @ 352-246-4664,
Bosshardt Realty Services, Inc. 8-16-12-5
2005 GENERAL SIZZLER MOBILE HOME
3BR/2BA Doublewide 24x44. Like-new con-
dition. W/D, ref, elec range, fans. On lot in
Oak Park Village off Archer Rd. $34,000. Call
772-287-0820 or 772-260-1933 8-25-15-5 .
New Preconstruction Condos For Sale
2BR/2.5BA Townhomes on bus route, close
to UF/Shands, nearArcher Rd off of 34th St,
on 35th PL Offering at $179,900. Contact
Cheryl Hartley or Debbie Diamond 352-
331-3828, 352-258-3906, or 352-316-6868
CAMPUS HOUSE FOR SALE BY OWNER
As close to campus as you can get. 4BR/
2BA. $255,000. 954-609-6900 8-16-7-5
*CONDO FOR SALE IN BRANDYWINE*
2/2 in excellent condition. Ceramic tile,&
wood flooring. 1225 sq ft. Motivated seller.
Cell 352-562-4091 firstname.lastname@example.org
*02BR/1.5BA Townhome 0@
Pool view, quiet neighborhood. Newly
painted. Appliances incl. Ready to move
into. $129,000. Please call 352-371-7092
Condo won't last long! Steps away from
Shands, VA, Dental, Vet Clinic & UF. 1BR/
1BA in Summit House. $104,750. Call
Tammy at 352-514-6421. 8-16-5-5
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48, ALLIGATOR U WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 16,2006
a l Real Estate
Luxury 2Br/2.5BA townhome. Close to UF.
Ready for fall. Call Matt Price, Campus
Realty. 532-281-3551 8-31-11-5
WALNUT CREEK 3/2, perfect condition, 2
years new, over 1500 sq. ft., luxury master
suite, 2 car garage and maintenance free
yard. $219,900. Call Harold at (352) 373-
2207 to see. 8-16-3-5
LOCATION-5 MIN TO UF
3BR/2BA garage, wood floors, vaulted ceil-
ing. He~ lin excellent condition. Possible fi-
nancing. By appt. 3642 NW7th PI. $257,500.
352-373-6080 or 352-281-4774 9-8-14-5
CAMPUS EDGE 2BR/2BA. New paint & car-
pet, W/D, inside UF campus, walk to Shands
or class, immediate occupancy, can move
in pending closing $170,900 954-439-2301
HOME FOR SALE BY OWNER
Beautifully restored 2-story Victorian-style
home; 3BR/3.5BA, wood floors, large shady
lot near UF. 928 NW 11th AVe. $269K. 338-
Tired of Renting?
Invest in yourself, don't wast money on rent.
Seller pays commissions, not you! Visig
www.yourgainesvillerealtor.com or call Scott
Hancock, Campus Realty @ 352-359-1678
Why Rent when you can Buy?
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EUFALA AL WATERFRONT Gated commu-
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COASTAL NORTH CAROLINA Waterfront
Community. The Preserve at River Sea.
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18 month no payment plan. (866)213-6315.
Broker, Neighborhood Properties, LLC. 8-
ABSOLUTE AUCTION HOUSE.and 134
Acres in 11 Tracts. Sugar Grove, VA. Minutes
from National Forest and. Parks. August 19,
2006, 1:00 PM. VA Auctioneer #0326. Visit
www.countsauction.com for details. 8-16-
Auction- August 29, 30, 31. 33 residential
& commercial building tracts & homes in
Florida. Rowell Realty & Auctions Co., Inc.
(800)323-8388, 10% buyer's premium. AU
479 AB 296 www.rowellauctions.com. 8-
Low Wholesale Prices. Investor Lots 1/4, 1/2
and 1-full acre lots. 6, 7, and 13Acre Parcels.
Fully-platted and buildable. Highlands
and Hendry counties. Call Mr. Lawrence
BED-Queen, orthopedic, extra thick, pillow-
top, mattress & box. Name brand, new, still
in plastic. Sacrifice $110. Call 352-372-7490
will deliver. 8-23-24-6
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 8-23-24-6
BED King Pillowtop mattress & box springs.
Orthopedic rated. Name brand, new, never
been used, in plastic with warranty. Sell
$170. Call 352-372-8588 Can deliver. 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, dresser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, chests
avail. Dovetail const. New; in boxes. Can de-
liver. Retail $6500, must sell, sacrifice $1400
(352) 372-7490 8-23-24-6
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 8-23-
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 8-23-24-6
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 494-7789
Bed All New Queen orthopedic pillow-top
mattress & box set. Still in plastic with war-
ranty. Can Deliver. $130 (352) 264-9799
Bed $100All 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 494-7789
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 352-494-7789 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 nanie
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. 8-23-24-6
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. 8-23-24-6
FUTON $60 Solid Oak Mission Style. With
plush mattress $140. All brand NEW still in
box. Can deliver. 352-333-7516 8-23-24-6
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Pool Table Gorgeous 8" All wood table.
Leathci 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 8-23-24-6
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 Buy Sell 8-23-24-6
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 8-23-24-6
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 *Single sets$39 eKing
sets $99 *from estate sale. 376-0939/378-
6005 Call-A-Mattress 4370 SW 20th Ave.
BEDS FUTONS FURNITURE
Quality furiture at reasonable prices.
Morrells Furniture Outlet,
140 NW 6th St. 352-378-3400
Shop ONLINE at www.morrellsfurniture.com
Sofa nice $75, full size bed $50, twin bed,
$40, window AC 6000 BTU $65, new car-
pet 12x12 $75, 19" color TV $35. Like new
electric stove $75, dining table $45. Call 335-
Dorm size, 20W20D34H,
Practically new, $125
Call 665-4106 for Details
Attractive plush BLUE GREEN PLUSH
CARPETING LIKE NEW. 5 rooms. Reason
for selling as refinishing hardwood floors.
MUST SELL! $200 352-374-4719 or 321-
TWO dressers for sale $100.
Good condition. Making space for an office-
and need them gone! Call Whitney (386)
454-3910. We will deliver. 8-16'-3-6
HOME ENTERTAINMENT CENTER in
DRYER- works like new!
For information call 305-318-5816 8-23-3-6
Beautiful 8' light wood with leather pockets,
slate, 1 yr old, been in storage. Need to get
rid of. Cost $1200 bought for $1800. Call
QUEEN SIZED WATERBED
Frame with drawers. New zip mattress pad,
heated. Sheets included. $150.. Call 352-
QUEEN SIZE SLEEPER SOFA
Excellent condition. Floral pattern, muted
colors. $500. Call 352-495-1815 after 5 pm.
FULL SIZED BED
light oak wood. 4 drawers, head board & foot
board. Retail $400, asking $150."Please call
352-262-3662, leave message. 8-16-2-6
2 TWIN MATTRESSES
w/bed frames practically new. $100 each
Call 904-753-0099. .8-23-3-6
Save $$ with coupons from the Alligator.
CASH PAID For Laptops
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COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS
We buy computers and laptops
Working and Non-working
378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street
Call CRASH Tech. Residential/commercial
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We can even tutor you.
For all computer related problems, call the
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INSIGNIA TV 32"
Great condition. $300/OBO. Contact Daniella
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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
NEW& USED BIKES FOR SALE
WE REPAIR ALL BRANDS
Best Prices in Town*
SPIN CYCLE 373-3355
424 W UNIVAVE (DOWNTOWN)
Private, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF.
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Used Restaurant equipment for sale.
Call Ken for current selections.
I ll For Sale I
* Clarinet, Bundy $150/OBO
* Small guitar $50
* Kawai keyboard FS610 $50
* Harmonica, Tombo chromatic $25/OBO
Call 373-2128 8-16-5-10
60 seconds from UF. Taking new applica-
tions. Fall semester $190/4months 538-2454
Washer w/gas dryer. New, great condition.
Please leave message 215-1651 $300. 8-
Stop Rape In It's Tracks! Pepperspray
protection is key. Buy 3 get 1 FREE!
EMPTYING HOUSE: 5 aquariums, 20-75
gal. $15-$100. 70-gal snake tank $75; sever-
al desks, dressers, 7.5' industrial easel $100.
Items near UF. 352-495-1949 8-23-2-10
Many extras. Will help you thru all license &
permits. State-approved. Call 333-6610 or
ABSOLUTE AUCTION Saturday, 10am
August 19th. For Directions, inven-
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equipment, office furniture, cars, & more.
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BUILDING SALE! "MANUFACTURER
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sizes/models. Example: 40'x100'x16'=3.48/
sq.ft. Ends optional. 3-week delivery.
25'x40'x12' $3990 (LIMITED QTY). Pioneer
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RPM MOTORCYCLES INC
SALES, SERVICE, PARTS
Many Brands Available 518 SE 2nd St.
1 ^Swamp Cycles
534 SW 4th Ave. Largest Selection of
E-bikes, Scooters, Accessories and morel!
Best Prices and Customer Service!!
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Scooters from $699. Largest selection
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others. Financing avail. 3550 SW 34th St.
338-8450 solanocycle.com 12-6-72-11
* S 5
*****New Scooters 4 Less*****
Providing excellent service and
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1901 NW67th Place, 336-1271
NEW website www.NS4L.com
New '06 models now in stock! 1 yr warranties
included with extended warranties available.
SOur staff has over 15 years of combined ex-
perience selling and 'ervicing motor scoot-
ers. Stop by our state of the art facility today
at 6921 NW 22nd St.(SR 121) 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.
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Blue & Black 2004 Vento Scooter
2,000 miles Good condition. Scooter lock &
key included. $1000/OBO Call Daniella 352-
2004 YAMAHA YZF600R
Less than 4K miles, silver/black. Very clean.
Great condition. $5000/OBO. Call 352-284-
New Scooters 4 Less has LOW rates and
services on any scooter. Pickup/drop off
avail. $19.99 oil change and tune ups.
Call us! 336-1271 12-6-72-11
1997 SUZUKI GSE500
Blue, good condition, runs perfect. 16k miles.
$1099/OBO. Call Mark @ 352-672-2343 9-
YAMAHA VINO 125 2005
Only 2K miles perfect condition adult owned.
Goes 60 mph, will get up to 85 mpg. Park
anywhere. Only $1950. Call 262-4673. 8-
YAMAHA YZF600R SPORT BIKE
D&D full exhaust system, new Avon tires,
2004 engine w/only 2500 mi. Never wrecked.
Great cond. Only $3750. Call 262-4673.
KAWASAKI LTD 550
17,500 miles. New Dunlop tires. Like new
condition. Bike is gorgeous, runs perfect.
Only $2000. Call 262-4673. 8-16-2-11
Runs excellent. Dependable transportation.
$595. Call 641-6045. 8-16-2-11
YAMAHA FZ1 2002 Lower faring addition,
rear fender eliminator kit, Micron titanium full
system, new Avon tire, 1 adult owner, garage
kept. This bike looks & rides like new. Very
sharp & fast, only $5950. Call 262-4673.
2002 SUZUKI 1200 BANDIT
Very clean, midnight blue paint, runs great!!
Asking $4200 or WILL CONSIDER TRADING
FOR?? Call 338-7670. 8-23-3-11
HONDA CT70 REPLICA 2005
Runs great, looks great. Like new condition.
$1275 OBO. 352-384-0987 8-28-5-11
2005 50cc Red, runs perfect. Like new condi-
tion. Luggange rack. Great student transpor-
tation. 3 miles on it! $1100 OBO. 384-0987
Viaggio RX 50
Great Condition. $750 OBO. Call Jonathon
Like New Gator Gas Scooter
Less than 200 miles incl 2 helmets, many
extras. $1300. 215-1729. 8-28-5-11
*FAST CASH PAID FOR ANY CAR*
ORunning or not!*
*NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS
*Over 10 yr svc to UF students
*Call Don @ 215-7987 12-6-72-12
CARS -CARS Buy*Sell*Trade
Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes
Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars
3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com
CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150
Clean. Running or Barely Running
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, CHEWS, TOYOTAS, ETC.
For listings 800-749-8116 ext 4622 8-23-
BEST CARS e LOWEST PRICES
WE BUY CARS '-
95 Civic 2 dr coupe 5 spd $2900
93 Honda Accord 4 dr auto $2100
94 Dodge 1500 pickup $3500
96 Cherokee auto $2900
97 GMC 1500 pickup ext cab 4x4 $4500
97 F150 1500 pickup ext cab 2WD $4500
Gatormax 495-9500. 8-16-8-12
98 PONTIAC GRAND AM
V6, 4 door, ice cold AC, tinted windows, runs
perfect, $2500 OBO Call 352-514-5978
2001 VOLKSWAGON PASSAT
LOADED! Premium stereo/CD, all leather,
sunroof. Excellent condition. All maintenance
records. Moving to NYC must sell. $9800.
Call 332-2125 8-16-4-12
91 AUCURA LEGEND
124K miles. In fair condition $2,300 OBO.
.Please call for more info. 352-316-5683
93 CHEVY BARETTA
$1000/OBO. Serious inquiries only. Call 352-
98 CHEVY S10
72.5k mileage. Good condition. $4500/OBO.
Call 386-418-0929 8-16-1-12
THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY
NEEDS VOLUNTEER DRIVERS
Transport patients to/from treatments
Must have valid driver's license,
safe driving record & attend training session.
Call 352-376-6866 ext 114 for more info.
Gardening Companion, wanted for blind lady
on Saturday mornings would need 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 8-23-76-13
LOCAL ARTIST NEEDS:
* Gold Diamonds Gems Class Rings
* ETC Top Cash $$$ or Trade *
OZZIE'S FINE JEWELRY 373-9243. 4-25-
"BLACK SHEEP" Research study. Are you
the black sheep.of your family? The desig-
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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 eveniits when it
is cool. Would prefer females. Call 352-219-
WANTED: SEC rings, jerseys, watches.
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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
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for details. 12-6-72-14
Animal Care Tech looking for hard working
person to work w/ reptiles & rodents. Will
train, PT to start with more hrs possible. Start
at $7.00/hr. Flex hrs. Please call 495-9024
between 9-4 M-F. 12-6-72-14
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Clothing/accessories & furniture
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No experience necessary, training provided.
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Needed for evaluations of
Local Stores, Restaurants and Theaters
Flexible Hours, Training Provided
Call 1-800-585-9024 ext 6254
We need Paid Survey Takers in Gainesville.
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Apply online at www.gatordominos.com
Or at any of the 6 locations. 12-6-72-14
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Earn between $14-$20/hr! Make your
own schedule. Fun environment, great op-
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U | Help Wanted
Near everywa ewr you want to be
Need a Summer Job??
Leasing Consultant, PT & FT
Sales & customer service exp.
Flexible hours, Great pay
Earn up to $12/hr. 0 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-
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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. 8-16-49-14
Private dance co. Great for students. Great
pay, fast cash & flexible hours. Call to start
today! 378-3312 8-23-44-14
CUSTOMER SERVICE REPS
Fast-paced call center seeks enthusiastic
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 8-23-24-14
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 392-7754 for more info.
aeva oiywre you want to be
Need a Summer Job???
Maintenance Tech's, FT & PT
Exp. apartment maintenance pref.
Groundskeepersl Janitorial, FT & PT'
Exp. power equip & landscaping.
Become a Part of Team Paradigm.
220 N Main St
*Get paid & have fun. *Flexible hours &
competitive $ *eBay experience preferred
*Transportation required *Resume to
All shifts 10-2, 2-6 & weekend.
Call KrystalatAda'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. 8-23-23-14
$10/HOUR + BONUS
Mortgage lender has immediate openings for
college students for telephone sales posi-
tions. No exp required. Flex hours. Apply in
person between 3 & 6pm, Mon-Fri 1900 SW
34th St. Ste 206 (2nd fir above credit union)
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 8-23-23-14
WANTED: GOOD EARS
for participation in a hearing study. Please
call 352-392-0601 ext 380. 12-6-72-14
INVESTOR SEEKS APPRENTICE
Call now 1-866-807-6117 8-23-23-15
TCG PHONE REPS
Needed ASAP, evening & weekends. Must
be articulate & reliable. 371-5888 ext. 111 or
4112 NW22nd Dr. 12-6-72-14
Competitive teams 2 yr commitment, license
& exp required for head coaches. 352-379-
5979 or Contact@gainesvillesoccor.org.
for commercial properties needed FT only.
VALID DRIVERS LICENSE & CLEAN
BACKGROUND MUST. Exp preferred. Call
LAWNSERVICE PT & FT positions available
starting at $7-8/hr depends on experience.
Set your own hrs any day of the week.
Drivers license & vehicle are preferred. Call
Mr. Landscaping 352-375-5296 8-16-14-14
EARN $60 THIS WEEK!
Donate Plasma & Save a Life
Best part-time job you'll ever have
Bring this Ad and Earn an
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DCI Biologicals 150 NW 6th St
RGIS INVENTORY SPECIALIST
* Year-round hourly work
* No Experience Necessary
* $8 an hour to start
Apply online at RGISINV.COM
Or by phone at 1-352-861-7004 8-16-13-14
*2 Help Wanted ) Help Wanted
WE NEED GOOD HELP!!
Call Damieon @ Molly and Friends Cat
Furniture Company 337-1535. Good pay!
Good job for good workers. Light duty
manufacturing. Some experience helpful
Exciting new downtown restaurant
looking for experienced KM
call 321-388-4254 or email
LA FIESTA now hiring waitstaff, hostesses,
cooks, dishwashers. Apply in person 7038
NW 10th PI. anytime after 2pm. 8-16-12-14
FT or PT (flexible hours) legal secretary for
small business litigation firm. Computer skills
required. Send resume to P.O. Drawer 1168,
Gainesville, FL 32602, or fax (352)375-6249
Wendy's at Shands & Reitz Union is now
hiring for all shifts for Fall term. Competitive
starting pay with bi-annual raises, paid vaca-
tion, meal benefits and flexible schedules.
Ideal for students living in or off campus.
Weekend availability highly desirable. Stop
by and fill out an application today! 8-16-
HIRING ALL POSITIONS
Apply between 2&4 Monday-Friday,
3501 SW2nd Ave. Creekside Mall
FULL TIME LEGAL ASSISTANT
Position available. Need at least 2 year com-
mitment. Fax resume to 352-335-2272. Attn:
The Phonetics Laboratory in the Program
in Linguistics is looking for people 18-30 to
participate in a listening experiment
You can earn $10/hour by participating in
a study of the perception of speech sounds
from foreign languages.
If you are interested in participating, please
contact Jenna Silver email@example.com.
Attention Smokers! Earn at least $7hr
Smokers needed to participate in a study
on decision making & smoking. If interested,
come to Rm 397 in the UF Psychology Bldg,
call 392-0601 x297 or www.psych.uf.edu/
-locey/smokers.mht for more information
FT and PT. Must be customer oriented & de-
pendable. Call our jobline at 1-888-463-1954
Bright, enthusiastic, industriuos workers
wanted for toy/gift store. FT/PT. Must be
able to work weekends, breaks and holidays.
Stop by for an application @ 1510 NW 13th
Local Shotgun Club
Wed-Fri-Sat-Sun, 1:00 pm till Dusk
EDUCATIONAL RETAIL STORE
Looking for PT help, flexible hours, will work
around your class schedule. Please bring
resume to: 2020 NW 6th St 8-16-8-14
PART TIME WORK
Flexible schedules, resume bldr, customer
sales/svc, will train, conditions apply, 372-
WINDOW BLIND INSTALLER
PT, flexible hours, exp helpful, pay $7-10/hr.
Call 339-4600 8-23-8-14
TCBY NOW HIRING!!
Archer & 34th St. location (Next to Crispers)
Apply in person. 8-16-7-14
THE OFFICIAL GATOR SPORTSHOP is
looking for part-time OPS help for sum-
mer and fall. Must be able to work football
gamedays. Hours are flexible but require at
lease 4-hour blocks. Duties include customer
service, cashiering, mail orders and working
events. Applications can be picked up in the
Sportshop located in the north endzone of
the football stadium. 8-31-14-14
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latest news from
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11 Help Wanted
Cook wanted (M-F) (6:30-3:30) to prepare
lunch for child care center. All that apply must
have no arrest record of any type. Please ap-
ply to UF Kinder Care 1099 Museum Road.
Three teachers needed (Monday-Friday)
afternoon hours (2:30-6:30) All that apply
should have child care background and good
references. Please apply to UF Kinder Care,
1049 Museum Road 8-16-7-14
All positions open. $7-9.00/hr. Weekday or
weekend. PT or FT. Split shift or a 40 hr
week. Looking for sandwich makers, food
prep, cashiers & counter persons. Heavenly
Ham, 3832 Newberry Rd. 8-23-8-14
A loving, dependable person is needed to
assist work-at-home mother. Exp w/children
a plus. Flex hrs, good pay, long term pos.
NS, must have own transportation. 222-1786
$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. 12-6-78-14
!! DISC JOCKEY !!
New club opening soon
need club/ top 40/ dance DJ
Call 321-388-4254 or
email: firstname.lastname@example.org. 8-31-13-14
LAW OFFICE RUNNER
needed PT. Reliable transportation, experi-
ence preferred. Fax resume to 352-376-
Sun Country Sports is hiring.
Staff is needed in the following areas:
instructors, After School counselors,
Office Staff, Parties, Group Events and
More! Management positions available
as well! Download your application at
www.suncountrysports.com and bring it to
either location. We look forward to meeting -
1 Il Help Wanted
Independent Living Skills Trainer or
Provide basic Independent Living. Skills
education to clients with disabilities. Conduct
need assessments, develop service plans
and facilitate workshops. Flexible hours.
Fax or email resume to William Kennedy.
William@cilncf.org FAX 378-5582 8-
THE BAGEL BAKERY
NOW HIRING FOR FALL
$6.50/hr for line workers. $7.50/hr for bak-
ers. Flexible schedules. Millhopper location.
Please call 384-9110 8-16-5-14
Sports memorabilia mail order business
seeks someone who knows sports, is a
fast fyper and has good general computer
knowledge. Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop
knowledge a plus. Must have Ebay experi-
ences. Between 20 & 40 hours a weeks,
$8.50/hr. Students welcome 800-344-9103
Cottage Gardens is looking to add to the in-
stallation crew. Must be dependable, honest,
good driving record, work well with others
& work well outside installing plants/trees.
Need FT or PT & pays between $7-$9/hr
Call Kim 333-9661 8-16-5-14
CASH REGISTER, SCOOPER, &
SANDWICH LINE STAFF for Gelato Bistro in
downtown Gainesville. Exp. a plus 352-262-
DO YOU WANT A GREAT PAY RATE?
Are you caring & dependable? Seeking
LPNs, CNAs, HHAs & homemakers. Please
call 1-800-309-1157 or 1-800-825-9873
Hardware Engineer for fabless semiconduc-
tor co in Ocala. FT with full benefits, tution
reimb, more. BSEE/CS/CE with networking
(IP/TCP/UDP) exp in setup and config.
Good comp skills, Excel, exp with data
reduction and statistical analysis. More
info at www.intellon.com. Resumes to:
ASSOC APPS ENGINEER for fabless semi-
conductor co in Ocala. FT with full benefits,
tuition reimb., more. BSEE with networking
(IP/TCP/UDP), power supply exp, bench-
work, soldering, familiar withtest equip. (os-
ciloscopes, spectrum analyzer, multimeter).
Prof. in Windows, Windows Office.
More info www.intellon.com.
Resumes to:email@example.com 9-6-
1 Il Help Wanted
GNV'S "PREMIER" MARKETING
AGENCY FULL TIME POSITIONS AVAIL.
OFFICE MANAGER/ADMIN. ASSISTANT
OPPORTUNITY TO GROW WITH FAST
PACED BUSINESS MUST BE FOCUSED,
INDEPENDENT & RELIABLE. SEND
SALES REPS Will work w/ outside sales:
CITY OFGAINESVILLE DEPTS
Resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
CUSTOMER SERVICE REPS
Part-time in office representatives. Needed
to place orders and handle walk-in clients.
Resume to sjsacks@hotmail. 8-16-5-14.
Interns must be determined to exceed our
and their own expectations. Resume to
needed for a busy RV dealership. Great entry
level position. Call Danielle @ 352-368-6645
or fax resume to 352-368-2958 8-16-4-14
PT custom framing experience preferred.
Mature, math skills a must. The Great
Frame Up 4144 NW 16th Blvd. 373-5400
Local nurse seeking a
for learning Khmer. 352-514-8565 Iv mssg
PT Positions available for optometry of-
fice. Must be available mall hours. Apply at
Lenscrafters in the Oaks Mall next to Macy's.
Answer phones and take message for small
business; Mondays 9-6 and Wednesdays
12-5. Pert-time. $7/hr. Email contact info:
: Maintenance Tech
4 Lawn Maintenance
Resume to email@example.com www.gleim.com.
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Available from Commercial News Providers"
Fast-paced sports memorabilia co. in
Alachua is looking for reliable, flex person to
work in our shipping.dept. 16-20 hrs/wk @
$8/hr. Tel. Rick 800-344-9104. 8-31-11-14
FT Nannies needed: 30-55 hrs,
LO, grad student-welcome'd, good $_
in-home exp. required, must like outdoors
Noah's Ark Nanny 376-5008. 9-1-11-14
$$ NANNY JOBS $$
Start now/ FALL '
Plan ahead: NOAH'S ARK
NANNY 376-5008. 9-1-11-14
LOTSA NANNIES NEEDED
AM/ PM/ MWF/ TTH
Noah's Ark Agency 376-5008. 9-1-11-14
The Alachua County Crisis Center is seeking
volunteers to become Crisis Line Couselors.
Sixty hours of in-depth training are provided.
This is an opportunity to impact lives of fel-
low community members and to gain life-
enhancing communication skills. The next
training class begins Saturday, September
16th, 2006. Please contact Ali Martinez at
352-264-6782 or visit http://crisiscenter.alac
hua.fl.us for more information. 9-15-21-14
i1 Help Wanted
Harry's Seafood Bar & Grill
Now hiring all positions. Apply within 110
SE 1st St. Downtown Gainesville. 372-1555.
Need an energetic and responsible babysitter
to take care of 2 kids after school: MTTF:
1:30 pm W: 12:30 pm util 5 pm. Contact
5 Star Pizza on Tower Rd
Now hiring delivery drivers. Great pay, flex-
ible hours. Closirfg drivers earn $125/shift.
600 NW75th St. 8-30-10-14
Positions available. FT/PT in sales
Gator Fever Archer Rd
692-4472 or 692-5597 8-31-10-14
for 3 month old. Grad student with vehicle
and experience seeking additional income,
great pay! Call Kathy at 352-494-1607 8-
Russell Grace Images seeks personnel to
sfaff photographic sales kiosk @ Oaks Mall.
Inquire: sauer789cox.net 8-28-7-14
is seeking clean qualified non-smoking
persons for greeters, wait staff, & kitchen
positions. Apply in person 1643 NW 1st Ave.
COMPUTER PROGRAMMER MS SQL
Server, .NET (ASP, ADO, VB), MS ACCESS
- VBA. Sorry no newbies. highly skilled only.
Call Jun Consulting 336-9607 9-7-14-14
Experienced & friendly. Apply in person be-
tween 2 & 5pm. NAPOLATANOS 606 NW
75th St. 8-31-10-14
NANNY for 8-mo-old twins weekdays, 20-
30 hours/week. Infant experience a must.
E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with qualifications
and references. 8-24-5-14
Oak Hall Middle School After School Care
Assistant needed. Beginning August 17th.
3-6PM Monday thru Friday. References
required. Contact Susan Harper 332-3609
PT/FT mechanic wanted at
NEW SCOOTERS 4 LESS $8/hr
Experience w/2 stroke & 4 stroke motors a
must. 336-1271 or email info@NS4L.com
Business Internships Avail.
Gain valuable experience helping customers,
organizing, managing, shipping orders, mar-
keting, and more! Email info@NS4L.com
PT LAB TECHS NEEDED FOR ROUTINE
MICROBIOLOGICAL ANALYSIS. TUESDAY
AND THURSDAY A PLUS, EVERY OTHER
SATURDAY A MUST. SEND RESUME TO
email@example.com or Fax to 352-378-6483
Regis Salon Stylist Needed
Call Sandra 331-1114 8-16-3-14
Installation Helpers Wanted in GNV $12-14/
hr, M-F 8-5. CAT5 Sec./fire alarm exp. Need
to have own tools, professional appearance.
For more info, please call 904-223-2024
Childcare needed. We are looking for a warm
& energetic person to take care of our 2 &
4 yr old children 2-3 days per week. Mainly
12:30-4:30pm, occasionally Mon AM $8/hr.
Bkground check & refs required 331-8821
) Help Wanted
SCHOOL BOARD OFALACHUA COUNTY
AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM
ACTIVITY LEADERS $10/hr-Bach. *
Desired or successful exp. orWaining
AIDE-$784/hr-HS or equiv. exp. as
teacher aide or combo of training and
exp. working w/children.
M,T,Th,F-1:45-5:30, Wed-12:30-5:30 PM
DRUG TESTING REQUIRED
BACKGROUND CHECK CONDUCTED
CALL 955-7766 FOR INFORMATIbN-
Submit application, resume, 3 reference let-
ters & transcript to: SBAC Personnel, 620 E.
University Ave. 8-23-4-14
needed for busy salon. Must be friendly,
efficient & have neat appearance. Apply in
person. Gallery of Hair Design. 5109 NW
39th Ave. 8-24-5-14
needed immediately. Weekend only.
Experience with horses a must. $7/hr. Call
I video tape legal proceedings for use in the
courtroom. I am looking for PT general office
help 8-10 hrs on weekends. I am located 2 mi
from Micanopy exit off 1-75. Job pays $8/hr
+ travel time. If interested please call 352-
538-0073 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
In-home Personal Care Attendant needed for
disabled university professor, to start ASAP.
$10/hr, private pay. 3.5 hrs mornings, 1.5
hrs evenings. No exp, will train. No lifting
over 30 Ibs. Must be intelligent, responsible,
and cat-tolerant. Various shifts avail. E-mail
to care for 14 month old & do light house-
keeping for a loving family. Morning hours.
Must have experience, own transporta-
tion.20-25 hrs/wk. Call 352-332-2310 8-
DRIVER FOR CHILDREN
Driver wanted for late afternoon to drive
middle school children to activities=Pay per
trip. Call 336-2493. 8-25-5-14
TEACHERS/TUTOR. Now accepting app.'s
from qual. teachers/tutors. Bachelors req'd.
College teaching exp and/or Masters pref.
Apply: email@example.com or
fax resume to 1-800-956-2696. 8-16-2-14
FISH LOVERS WANTED!!
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,
Gainesville. Attn: Karen.9-1-10-14
Part-time Office Assistant
for Gainesville law office. Flexible hours.
Call 371-4000. 8-16-2-14
Needed for Jewish Day School. 2-6 pm
Mon-Fri. Call 376-1508 x 110 for more info.
RECEPTIONIST NEEDED PT
in afternoon hours for pediatric office W of
Tower Rd. Please fax resume to 352-332-
KITCHEN HELP, EXPO OR DISHWASHER
Reliable, hardworking, opportunities for ad-
vancement part-time or full-time pay starts at
$7/hr. 222-8293. 8-23-3-14
Helper wanted for HOUSE RENOVATION
& UPKEEP (PAINTING, LANDSAPING,
ETC.) PT, flexible hours. Must have car & cell
phone. Pay rate of $7.00/hr minimum, higher
for skill & exp. Call 338-7670. 8-23-3-14
for an 8 & 11 yr old in my NW home. Thurs
& Fri 1:45 to 5:45 pm. Call 352-371-7073.
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W 1 Help Wanted
UF faculty member needs help with
HOME IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS
$8/hr. Weekends. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
TEMP HELP NEEDED doing office work at
CINTAS CORP. $8/hr start in Sept. 352-
328-4962 for more info. 8-31-9-14
CHOOSE YOUR HOURS
Work from any computer. Involves market-
ing and property evaluations. See "Jobs" at
Herbal Manufacturing Co. Opening for
OFFICE MANAGER AND CUSTOMER
SERVICE SPECIALIST. Please fax resume
to 386-462-3396 or call 386-462-0026. 8-
CHILDCARE 3 bright, creative kids 7, 9,
10. Some afterschool Occasional evenings
& overnight. Need car w/3 back seatbelts,
flexibility, references, no cat allergies. 373-
REITZ UNION AUDIO-VISUAL SERVICES
HIRING: Crew members to help set-up and
operate audio, lighting, and cinema projec-
tion equipment. Fill out an online application
available at www.union.efl.edu/jobs/. Note:
You MUST select "Productions Productions
Tech Support" as your FIRST choice. You
MUST be a registered UF student to apply!
)1 M Help Wanted
PT inventory control, flexible hours. Great job
for students! Will work around class sched-
ule. Apply at Concessions Office, South
End Zone Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, next to
the Gator Sport Shop (352) 375-4683 x6500
PT Supervisors needed. days, nights week-
ends. Flexible hours. Great 2nd Job! Apply
at Concessions Office, South End Zone Ben
Hill Griffin Stadium, next to the Gator Sport
Shop (352) 375-4683 x6500 8-25-4-14
PT Cashiers needed. Teller Exp. Preferred.
Days, nights weekends. Flexible hrs. Great
2nd Job!Apply at Concessions Office, South
End Zone Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, next to
the Gator Sport Shop (352) 375-4683 x6500
DRINK SELLERS NEEDEDI!!H!!
All Gator Home Football Games. Join the ex-
citement and make money too! Here's How
... Attend a sign up meeting in the South End
Zone of Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, enter at gate
18, on Aug. 19th or Aug. 26th at 10am. You
must have a Photo ID and $7.50 to purchase
required shirt. 8-25-4-14
* l Help Wanted
BEN & JERRY'S seeks outgoing motivated
individuals with their own transportation.
Must thrive in a fast-paced working environ-
ment & appreciate cleanliness & organiza-
tion. Scoopers average $8.50+/hr. Email
resumes to: jen@gainesvillesbesticecream.
The Reitz Union Productions Department
is now accepting applications for Student
Assistant positions. Productions employees
work in a fast-paced environment setting
tables, chairs, staging and audio-visual
equipment for events in the Reitz Union.
Opportunities for advancement are avail-
able in our growing department. Apply
orline at: www.union.ufl.edu/jobs, and list
"Productions" as your first choice of employ-
Looking for eductaion student for after-school
care. Hours flexible. Must be available to pick
up from school @ 1:45pm (12:30 on Wed) in
SW neighborhood. We need homework help
& general supervision for busy, bright 4th
grade girl. $ negotiable. Call 352-538-7590
or fax info to 352-332-6414 8-23-2-14
SCHOOL: Part time Physical Education
Teacher 8:45-12L00 Monday through
Thursday Kindergarten through Eighth
Grade $10.00 per hour TO APPLY: 8505
NW 39 Ave or call 375-6773 8-16-1-14
DRIVER FOR MIDDLESCHOOLER
Reliable driver wanted to drive 12 yr old boy
from school to home or soccer. Pay per trip.
Call 514-0229. 8-29-5-14
PT Positions Available All Areas
Apply in person. Call 386-454-7188. 8-
Marketing Research Analyst
Flexible, part-time positions for motivated
persons to conduct customer surveys, follow
up on product installations, and interview
contacts in current customer base. Must
have great telephone & solid computer
skills. Excellent entry position for jump into
high tech sales and service. $10/hour. See
free Well Workplace. Send resume to:.
email@example.com or fax to HR, 352-491-
3141. NO CALLS/EOE 8-28-5-14
DATA ENTRY! Work From Anywhere.
Flexible Hours. Personal Computer
Required. Excellent Career Opportunity.
Serious Inquiries Only (800)344-9636 Ext.
INTERESTED IN A POSTAL JOB Earning
$57K/yr Avg Minimum Pay? Our services
can help you prepare for the Postal Battery
Exam, Find Out How! Call Today For More
Information... (800)584-1775 Ref Code
DRIVER: YOU WANT IT, WE HAVE IT!
Solo, teams, owner operators, company
drivers, students, recent grads, regional,
dedicated, long haul. Van, flatbed. Must be
21. CRST Career Center. (800)940-2778,
Licensed Life &.Health Agents to market full
portfolio of insurance products including a
$0 Premium Medicare Advantage plan with
Part D. Unlimited qualified leads. Earn 75k
to 125k. Management Position also available
for the right candidate. Call Larry or Steve @
(866)224-8450 ext. 5018. 8-16-1-14
COURT RECORDS CONTRACTOR
NEEDED! Must have knowledge of Criminal,
Civil, Liens, UCC's Real Estate records at the
court. Fax & PC Required. Fax Resumes to:
(866)322-8246 Attn: Michelle. 8-16-1-14
FABRICATION & ASSEMBLY
of Olympic Rowing Shells. PT. Rowers
welcome Call Little River Marine 378-5025.
needed for very busy salon. Full or part-time.
Call 372-4568 8-29-5-14
FLYER DISTRIBUTOR NEEDED
Great pay, great opportunity, benefits
PT, Flexible schedule
For info call Dave @ 379-3663 9-7-12-14
PART TIME OFFICE ASSISTANT
for Gainesville law office. Flexible hours. Call
Learn how to effectively invest in real estate
to achieve amazing results. Gainesville
Group meets weekly. Action oriented results
- Earn 10-15K/mo. Click a mouse and buy a
00* HORSE THERAPY PROGRAM ***
in need of volunteers to help with vari-
ous activities. Horse experience a plus,
not necessary. Horseshelpingpeople.org
Hippopt@aol.com 352-331-3966, 495-0533
Country home/office needs reliable person
for odd jobs, yard work, errands. Part time.
Begin $8.50/hr. Call Sebastian 591-3000
EIl Help Wanted ) ill Help Wanted
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. 8-16-1-14
Driver- $1000 Sign on Bonus for Experienced
Flatbed Drivers. Home Weekends-$950+/
Week. Great Benefits & Equipment. Students
w/CDL-A Welcome. Call PGT: (800)837-
MEDICAL STAFF NEEDED !!SIGN ON
BONUSES!! All Areas of Fla. LPN .(lyr
exp.) FLOOR STAFF for HOSPITALS. Per
Diem or 13/26 wk. C.N.A.S. PHELB. P.C.T.
We're raising pay for Florida regional driv-
ers! Home every weekend! Home during
the week! Solid weekly miles! 95% no touch!
Preplanned freight! $.43 per mile, home-
time, money & more! Heartland Express
MECHANICS: Up to $20,000 bonus. Keep
the Army National Guard Rolling. Fix
Humvees, Strykers, etc. Expand your skills
through career training. Be a soldier. 1-800-
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. 12-6-72-15
** BELLY DANCE **
Ethnic Dance Expressions Studio
For Fun & Fitness 384-9200
EVERGLADE EQUESTRIAN CENTER
The countryclub for horses & owners.
Customer lounge w/full kitchen & bath. 250'
x 160' riding ring, round pen & jump pad-
dock. Lessons. 30 acres, 40 matted stalls, 19
separate paddocks. 24-hr security, 352-591-
3175 everglade-eqestrian.com 12-6-72-15
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 9/11/06.
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. 8-23-24-15
* GREAT BANNERS & SIGNS *
Custom Posters Exhibits 0 Awards
Top Quality Fast 0 Service 0 Low Prices
* AWARDS & PERSONALIZED GIFTS *
Plaques 0 Name Badges 0 Cups Etc.
Best Selection In Town
1/2 head $65. Full head $85
Hair extensions, shampoo, cut, style $25
HAIR BY GLENDA (352) 258-8431
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* SLEEPY HOLLOW HORSE FARM *
* Boarding $275/mo 0 Lessons/English 0
Alachua County's oldest & finest horse farm:
ARE YOU TOO BUSY?
HOME MANAGEMENT SERVICE
Do you need help with buying groceries,
cleaning, laundry, ironing, running errands,
yardwork, power-washing, painting, and/or
small repairs. Call 275-4335 Leave a msg.
Experienced Mom and Teacher will care
for one child in our home near Millhopper
Library. Daily outings. Fenced backyard.
AuntiStefi@yahoo.com 374-8561 8-25-
TAKING IMMIGRATION QUESTIONS
24 hour turnaround. No fee, no bull.
***ECLIPSE SALON & BOUTIQUE***
Specializing in African-American hair.
Relaxers, color, cuts, weave, twist & more.
Healthy hair specialist. Call 377-0026 or 514-
3086. 5 SE 12th St. 10-31-59-15
GET EVERYTHING DONE
Excellent service. House cleaning, dogsit-
ting, errands, groceries, cooking. All with a
smile. Call 352-283-6820 9-7-15-15
Experienced teachers will give private les-
sons in English grammar, pronunciation &
composition. Call 352-335-9400 9-29-31-15
TRUST YOUR BEST FRIEND WITH US.
Excellent equine care. Jump field, ring,
round pen. 20 minutes from campus.
References available. Call for info 352-591-
AIRLINE MECHANIC Rapid training for
high paying Aviation Career. FAA predicts
severe shortage. Financial aid if qualify Job
placement assistance. CALL AIM (888)349-
DIVORCE$275-$350*COVERS children, etc.
Only one signature required! *Excludes govt.
ABORTION/ABORTION by PILL (RU-486)
IV sedation, Student Discount.
Well Woman Care & Birth Control
Bread & Roses Women's Health Ctr,
All Women's Health Center
Free Pregnancy Test
UNPLANNED PREGNANCY? Confidential,
compassionate adoption advice. Expenses
paid if needed. Choose life! www.america
nkidzadoption.com FL lic. # 1105-002-000
(727) 823-1537 or toll free (866) 303-1573
THE TRUE YOU!
Lose 8-15 pounds in 4 weeks
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.
***Cruises, Honeymoons, Packages***
Local travel agency offers cruise specials,
resorts, guided excursions for everyone.
Gator Country Travel (just off campus) 373-
1992 FL Seller of Travel Reg. No. ST-36232
LOYAL GATOR FAN
Needs football tickets
ALL HOME/AWAY GAMES. 352-871-0146.
Sell your tickets U
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UF VOLL TEY A LL
By JENNA MARINA
Alligator Staff Writer
The UF volleyball team is
to bump, set and spike once ag
2006 season looms, but it will h
so without two of its star players
The Gators, who posted a recc
in 2005, face the task of replacir
Rachel Engel and two-time Sot
Conference Player of the Y
"It's a good thing when rep
niors is a difficult task," Coach 1
said. "They were talented player
"I would rather have to rep
than to never have had them."
The All-America Collymore,
hitter, set the UF record for attack
nior (1,365) and became the seco
in school history with more thai
Engel, the libero, ended her
the only player in school history
500 digs in a season, which sI
polished twice (2004-05). She also
to regroup after losing Collymore,
SEC record for digs per game (5.12). sists, 22 digs and 10 kills against Tennessee years when she b
SWise said the spot vacancies are still up on Oct. 30. school history to
for grabs. McGinnis worked at improving her seasons.
preparing Newbies Janine Williams, a 6-foot out- game this summer when she was selected Killingsworth
ain as the side hitter, and Elyse Cusack, a 5-foot-9 to train with the USA Volleyball Women's colades, too.
ave to do libero, played together at P.K. Yonge but National Team in Colorado Springs, Colo. Last season, sl
from last graduated early and tran-ferred to UF in "Any opportunity that a player has to honors, and she
the spring to compete with the team. train and compete with players with more tion in hitting per
rd of 33-3 Cusack will challenge for the libero experience is a huge as- Despite their
ng seniors spot, and Wise said her early experience set," Wise said. "Our players earned a
itheastern with the team will be a big advantage for players will benefit from Eight, went unde
fear Jane her. her experience." managed to mair
Allison Cecchini, a 5-foot-11 setter McGinnis is one of GPA of 3.3.
lacing se- (Liberty, Brentwood, Calif.), will add to -. five returning starters for "We might ha
Aary Wise the mix but will more than likely act as an the Gators this season. of experience,"
s.. understudy to returning setter and junior L Senior Rhian Davis talented players."
lace them Angie McGinnis. wise along with junior trio Wise will be co
S"Allison is a great setter who we think Kari Klinkenborg, Marcie players to continue
an outside will have a bright future," Wise said, "but Hampton and Kisya Killingsworth will During Wise's
ks by a se- she's competing against Angle." make their way back onto the court. Gators have won
nd player McGinnis proved to be a crucial mem- Middle blocker Klinkenborg suffered "Our goal is to
n one 500- ber of the lineup last season by earning an ankle injury during Christmas break ship and to be pl
All-America honors and setting school and was unable to practice until the mid- of the season in D
career .as records by a setter in kills per game (1.21) die of April. Her rehab went as expected, UF will begin i
y to reach and hitting percentage (.394).. and she should be 100 percent. 25 against South
ie accom- She also recorded the first triple-double Outside hitter Hampton made some host the Aquafina
broke the in school history when she tallied 59 as- noise during her freshman and sophomore
ecame the first player in
reach 300 digs.,n both
earned her share of ac-
ie received All-America
finished sixth in the na-
youth last season, the
bid to the NCAA Elite
feated at home and still
tain a cumulative team
ve been young in terms
fise said, "but we have
hunting on those talented
te UF's reign of the SEC.
14-year tenure at UF, the
12 conference titles.
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aying our best volleyball
'ecember," Wise said.
ts regular season on Aug.
Florida when the Gators
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Equestrian baffled by UF's decision to add lacrosse
By ANTONIO GONZALEZ
Alligator Staff Writer
When it was announced in June that
women's lacrosse would be the next of-
ficial UF sport, another group of support-
ers was left wondering what could have
It wasn't men's soccer or rugby or
one of the other mainstream club sports
that felt it was given the proverbial cold
It was the UF Equestrian Club that felt
it was left behind.
Kim Liberatore, the outgoing club
president, said it was widely believed that
equestrian would be the next UF sport.
"That was our understanding," she
said. "I thought it was between us and
"I was very shocked to hear lacrosse
"I do think equestrian will be offi-
cial [at UF] in the future, but don't
Wife of UF President Bernie Machen
The UF Equestrian Club has about 150-
members, Liberatore said, and competes
against other schools that field varsity
teams. Though the club is not a varsity
team, it still wins most of its competitions.
And despite not being a varsity team,
the equestrian club is one of the highest-
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Equestrian is an activity that some claim does not qualify as a sport. However, that
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"Equestrian is one of the largest, fast-
est-growing women's sports in the coun-
try," Liberatore said. "People would be
surprised to learn how popular it is."
Lacrosse was selected after several
years of research that focused on recruit-
ing, opponents and opportunities to win
championships, UF associate athletics
director Lynda Tealer said.
,"Really any program that is sponsored
at the NCAA level that we [did] not cur-
rently have, we looked at," said Tealer at
a press conference. "And really, if you go
down the list, lacrosse just stood out as the
best fit for what we have going here."
Tealer also said that club sports did
not play a major role in the University
Athletic Association's decision. The stud-
ies focused on what was happening at the
Liberatore and her fellow eques-
trian club members had some dis-
crepancies with the UAA's decision.
The equestrian club uses the Horse
Teaching Unit facility, which is part of the
Animal Science Department. Liberatore
said it would be easy to convert that into a
Lacrosse, however, does not yet have a
facility in place. Plans call for something to
be constructed before the lacrosse team's
first game in the spring of 2010.
Another thing the club has going for it
is the support of Chris Machen, wife of UF
President Bernie Machen.
Machen said she loves equestrian and
feels like the club is comprised of a dedi-
cated group of young people; so it will
continue to flourish.
"I, do think equestrian will be official in
the future, but don't know when," Machen
wrote in an e-mail. "Florida is the center
of horse country, and my daughter and
I have been involved in horses for years
through trail riding, 4-H and venting."
Whatever the next UF sport will be,
it is likely to be another women's sport.
UF still does not have enough women's
scholarships to start a men's sport that
would satisfy Title IX, a federal law that
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While some question why UF failed
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sport, lacrosse fans won't mind one
This past June, UF athletics director
Jeremy Foley made it official. The pro-
gram's 21st sport will become the 12th
official UF women's sport. The Gators
will be one of just two Southeairn
Conference schools (Vanderbilt) to
field lacrosse, however.
"We spent several years really look-
ing at women's sports programs and
trying to decide what program would
be the best fit here at UF. We looked at
a lot of factors," UF associate athletics
Director Lynda Tealer said. "Primarily
we focused on things like who would
we recruit, who would we compete
against, are there opportunities to win
championships and, of course, just
bringing in a sport that would really
add to our program. We feel like la-
crosse fits every one of those areas."
UF is currently busy resolving fund-
ing, facilities, league affiliation and
securing coaches' offices.
"You. never say never, but because of
the way it all shakes down, certainly the
way the numbers shake down, it's difficult
to be adding a men's sport in this day and
age," UF athletics director Jeremy Foley
said at a press conference. "You don't see
that very often."
Liberatore believes that the high costs
of maintaining the horses might be hold-
ing equestrian back. Besides that, eques-
trian also must win over the heari.and
minds of the people who have the ability
to make it happen, she said.
"There's some stigma attached to
equestrian that it's not a real sport,"
Liberatore said. "That's something we
have to overcome."
When asked if equestrian would
ever become a varsity-level sport at UF,
she said: "Definitely. Absolutely. ...' I'm
shocked it hasn't already."
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Gators fend off title demons
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UF center Joakim Noah will try to keep his teammates grounded one
season after capturing the school's first national title.
By LOUIS ANASTASIS
Alligator Staff Writer
Joakim Noah just grew even
We're not talking physical
height here; Noah has enough
of that to garner as much public
attention as anyone could ever
After all, natural impulse
jolts the human senses when a
6-foot-ll man with enough hair
to assemble several sturdy wigs
But forget all that. Noah and
his teammates now wear the
proverbial "bull's-eye on their
backs" as they prep for what
looks to be a No. 1 preseason
ranking in any and every poll.
All of which figures to make ev-
ery UF player 7-feet tall when it
comes to expectations.
"There's no off-season now;
it's time to step up," said Noah, at
the Dan Cross All. Fundamentals
Camp held at P.K. Yonge High
during July. "Everybody knows
what happened, so there's no
For the Gators, the 2006-07
season will revolve around 180-
Last off-season, they were
supposed to be scrambling for
talent after the departure of
the Big Three (David Lee, Matt
Walsh and Anthony Roberson).
This off-season, they're worried
about staying selfless and not
letting any one player rise above
Last season, fans expected UF
to enter rebuilding mode. This
summer, fans hope to avoid some
freak injury or mental lapse that
could be the downfall of college
basketball's newest juggernaut.
"There's no off-season
now; it's time to step up."
This is what happens when
you win the school's first na-
tional title when America least
expects you to.
Now, all of UF's problems -
if you can call them that center
on having too many good play-
ers or too much positive press.
"I think when you win like
we won last season, during the
off-season, a lot of people get
around these guys and make
them think that what they
did personally was the reason
why we won," UF coach Billy
Donovan said. "All of a sudden,
that magnifies someone's role on
this team being a lot more than
it.was. I think distractions are
going to be important for us to
The Gators will mark the first
national championship team in
at least seven years to return all
five starters: Noah, forwards Al
Horford and Corey Brewer and
guards Taurean Green and Lee
UF is also welcoming a fresh-
man class that has received
similar recruiting fanfare as the
junior class of Noah, Horford,
Brewer and Green did.two.years
Center Marreese Speights and
guard Brandon Powell along
with forwards Dan Werner
and Jonathan Mitchell hope to
someday replicate what the '04s
have already accomplished. It's
that invaluable drive that has
already sparked some heated
"The [pickup] games," Noah
explained, "are a lot more com-
petitive .because you're actually
playing for a purpose brag-
ging rights, you know?"
Wait, there's more. Next sea-
son, the Gators are slated to reel
in even more recruiting gems.
UF has received verbal commit-
ments from consensus top-20
prospect Nick Calathes (Lake
Howell, Winter Park) and top-50
prospect Alex Tyus (Harmony
Christian, Cincinnati) as well as
two three-star players.
SThis does not mean the Gators
have spent the summer lounging
in an assortment of La-Z-Boys.
Take Noah, for instance. After
spending some time with father,
SEE HOOPS, PAGE 61
Meyer seeks advice to improve road-game record
By LOUIS ANASTASIS
Alligator Staff Writer
To suggest the Gators performed poorly
on the road last season would be akin to
saying that bacon has cholesterol or that it
doesn't snow in Brazil.
But it's one thing to identify a problem
and a whole other obstacle to solve it.
Nevertheless, UF coach Urban Meyer
spent much of his summer doing every-
thing possible to explain how a team that
won nine games managed a bleak 1-3 re-
cord away from the Swamp.
It started with the massacre at Alabama,
continued with the torturous loss at LSU
and culminated in the "Crow Heard
Around the World" a 30-22 loss to
South Carolina and former UF coach Steve
Spurrier. Should the Gators have defeated
the Gamecocks, they would have played
in the Southeastern Conference title game.
"Tough teams tend to win on the road,"
Meyer said. "... I don't believe we were an
extremely tough team one year ago."
To help instill this principle, Meyer
embarked on a crusade of sorts. Except in-
stead of looking for the Holy Grail, Meyer
just wanted advice from coaches who have
been in his position.
So he visited the New England Patriots
and Coach Bill Belichick, a three-time
Super Bowl champion. Meyer also invited
former South Carolina coach Lou Holtz to
speak to the coaching staff about possibly
altering UF's road-game ritual. Former UF
linebacker James Bates,
a member of the 1996
-i' team, spoke to players
about what it takes to
S win on the road.
"James Bates would
Meyer make a comment after his
career, [after] all the SEC
championships and the national champi-
onship, that one of his greatest thrills, one
of the great things about playing at Florida
during those years was the ability to go
into someone's home and beat them."
The Gators had better do something
differently because the task at hand will
only be more challenging in 2006;
UF has fielded what looks to be the
most difficult schedule in the country
- that includes road games at Tennessee,
Auburn and Florida State.
And while the Gators can afford to
lose one if not both of the latter, the
Volunteers' game could bless or doom
UF's chances of returning to the SEC title
If the Gators lose, they will have the
formidable task of making up an early loss
to an SEC East opponent.
* Mark your calendars: There
are now 17 days remaining until
UF opens its 2006 season with
a 6 p.m. home game against
U UF freshman offensive lineman
Maurice Hurt has trimmed down
to about 310 pounds. Hurt first ar-
rived to Gainesville at roughly 347
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S the only thing I was thinking about
was how much I wanted to kiss those
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Meyer's second-year history could spell success
By NICK ZACCARDI
Alligator Staff Writer
UF fans who do their research
have waited for this moment
since Urban Meyer left Utah for
It's year two for Meyer's re-
The significance? In his previ-
ous coaching stints with the Utes
and at Bowling Green, Meyer's
sophomore season brought un-
precedented success to his pro-
Two years ago, Meyer broke
the Bowl Championship Series
code by taking an undefeated
Utah team (12-0) to a Fiesta Bowl
In his second year at Bowling
Green, 2002, he led the Falcons to
a 9-3 record and the highest rank
in school history, No. 20.
Another strong second-year
showing could translate into UF's
first Southeastern Conference
Championship since 2000 and its
first national title since 1996.
Meyer has already drawn
comparisons between his former
teams and his 2006 Gators.
"Year two, [there's a] much
clearer picture of the team,"
Meyer said. "We've had some
success, which I think is ex-
tremely overrated at the previous
"Success is player-driven. The
fact we've had success is because
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UF coach Urban Meyer tends to take his offenses to the next level when entering a second season with
the same team. A similar result this year could catapult the Gators into the SEC Championship game.
we've had' some experienced
players coming back. This year is
Fifteen seniors on the current
team are potential starters, head-
lined by preseason All-SEC first-
team quarterback Chris Leak.
The hype preceding last sea-
son revolved around whether
Leak would adapt from former
UF coach Ron Zook's drop-back
offense to Meyer's spread offense
Although Leak's completion
percentage .(62.8) and intercep-
tion total (six) were career bests
last season, he threw for 558
fewer yards and nine fewer
"Chris Leak, in my opinion,
had a very good year in the
spread offense," Meyer said. "He
won more games (nine) than he's
"His completion percent-
age was higher. He threw half
as many interceptions. At the
University of Florida and most
programs, you're not evaluated
on yards thrown but winning
"The only just criticism of
Chris right now in my opinion is
that he has not won a champion-
Having a returning offensive
coordinator, Dan Mullen, for the
first time helps. A healthy receiv-
ing corps has also helped contrib-
ute to Leak's faith that he will
only run Meyer's offense more
smoothly during the coach's sec-
"I have high expectations for
this season, [and I'm] very excit-
ed for the seniors and have great
confidence for the offense," Leak
said. "It is the second year for
everybody, and we are all more
"Everybody is more under-
standing of what they need to
Leak will have plenty of re-
turning skill players at his dis-
Running backs DeShawn
Wynn, Markus Manson and
Kestahn Moore all have one
year of Meyer's offense under
their belts, as do wide receivers
Dallas Baker, Andre Caldwell
and Jemalle Cornelius.
The inexperience comes on
the offensive line, where one
starter returns, but it wouldn't
take much to improve upon last
season's poor blocking.
Urban Meyer would have
never been handed UF's head
coaching position had it not been
for his second years at Bowling
Green and Utah, and he's looking
for similar results at UF.
"The University of Florida
at this point needs to have a
great team," Meyer said. "[The]
University of Florida needs to get
back to a championship game."
Departures leave UF scrambling after dismal year
By LOUIS ANASTASIS
Alligator Staff Writer
Hunched over in the visitors dugout and
equipped with determined monotone, Brian
Jeroloman did his best to explain the terrible season
gone so horribly wrong.
"In high school, everybody here was a Mark
McGwire or a Jose Canseco or a Barry Bonds they
were all-stars all throughout. Then when they move
to college, what they don't realize is that everybody
is good and any team can beat any other team on
any given day," the catcher opined back in May.
Just minutes later, third baseman Matt Gaski
chimed in with a more positive take.
"I think we have a lot of experience and a lot
of good guys coming back next year," Gaski said.
"We're going to expect to win."
So you be the judge of what it means that neither
Jeroloman nor Gaski will return to the Gators next
Jeroloman signed with Toronto while Gaski was
granted a release from scholarship. You can't exactly
blame them for leaving.
Th i,)lo Gators missed the NCAA Tournament
for the first time since 1999 and the Southeastern
Conference Tournament for the first time since 2003.
A 28-28 (10-20 SEC) record. Last in SEC batting av-
erage and second to last in runs, RBI, stolen bases
and fielding percentage. A season that began ranked
No. 1 and ended in complete embarrassment. All of
this just one year removed from a trip to the College
World Series Championship. Hey, at least the Gators
took two out of three from LSU to end the season
- only the second time all season UF accomplished
such a feat against a conference opponent.
"The younger guys can learn so much from
what's happened this year," Jeroloman said.
But once again, this is a former player talking
several months ago. What about the now, the tomor-
row, the future? The brutal truth is that the forecast
Besides the departures of Jeroloman and Gaski,
the Gators have also lost David Cash (Baltimore),
Gavin Dickey (Seattle) and Adam Davis (Cleveland)
to MLB teams. Then there's slugger Matt LaPorta,
who continues to mull whether to sign with Boston
after being drafted in the 14th round.
LaPorta, however, could very
well return, considering the financial
G a 0 o'5 disparity between his current posi-
B a sebal| tion and where he could get drafted
should he bounce back next season.
While playing for Brewster of the
Cape Cod League this summer, his
average has dropped to as low as .240.
But it will take so much more than one bat to
rectify UF's swoon. Fielding, for example, was
the team's primary weakness last season. Neither
LaPorta, nor anybody returning, figures to have any
answers to this problem. Perhaps the team's fresh-
men will take it upon themselves to shake it all off
and start anew.
If not, there's no telling if UF will take a right turn
from the .500 fork in the 2006 road.
Coach Pat McMahon likes his chances.
"The foundation is in place," said McMahon, also
If you're keeping score at home, that was five
THREE PLAYERS TO WATCH IN 2007
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SP 6'1" 180 pounds, SO
ANALYSIS: When news hit UF last September that
Locke would undergo season-ending Tommy John
surgery, you knew it would hurt the rotation hard. But
nobody could have imagined how hard. After posting
an impressive freshman campaign in 2005 (5-2. 4.04
ERA). look for Locke to rebound and fill a much-needed
hole in 2007.
SP, 6'5" 225 pounds, JR
ANALYSIS: When he wasn't keeping the Gators
in games from the mound, Augenstein was busy
serving as the team's lone heartbeat. A true gamer,
Augenstein should only improve in 2007. It's too bad
he won't have much of an offense to back him.
a .. OF, 6'2" 225 pounds, SO
. ANALYSIS: One of several players plagued ty a wave
Sof horrific luck before the 2006 season ever started,
Kubin has Deen busy rehabbing from shoulder
", surgery. Kubin showed what he can do when healthy
-,T' as he posted a .292 avg. and knocKed in 18 RBI as
k- a freshman in 2005. The Gators will gladly welcome
K UB I N Dack this bat with a red carpet and stretch limo.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 16, 2006 E ALLIGATOR, 61
Gators staying fit for tough schedule that includes Kansas, Ohio State
HOOPS, from page 58
Yannick, in France, he returned to the States
to workout for the upcoming season. That
included playing in Rucker Park tournaments
in New York City for the second consecutive
As for the others?
Horford hopes to refine his jump shot and
low-post game. Brewer looks to polish his ball
handling and outside shooting. Green just
needs to keep doing more of the same. And
Humphrey's passport has received a pound-
ing. The sharpshooter visited Brazil just
one summer after doing the same in China
- to play with fellow college hoopsters.
"We have to put the same hours in the
gym," Noah said. "Last year we were on the
sly, and now we just have to keep attacking,
keep attacking and not have that mentality of
being national champions.
"Coach always tells me,
'Humble yourself, or the
game will humble you.' So
that's the mentality I have
No team has repeated
s champions since Duke
Donovan did so in 1991 and 1992. But
that's exactly what the Gators plan on doing.
UF will be tested early. The Gators will
travel to play powerhouse Kansas on Nov.
25 in the Las Vegas Invitational. Also, while it
isn't official, make your Christmas plans flex-
ible because the Gators will play host to Ohio
State on Dec. 23. The matchup is supposed
to feature Noah versus Greg Oden, the No.
1 freshman in the country. Oden, however,
might miss the game as he recently under-
went wrist surgery.
Regardless, Noah continues to receive
bucket-loads of notoriety. Zach Huddleston,
a local comedian, is still lobbying to rename
Museum Road (on UF's campus) to Joakim
Noah Road. Noah doesn't seem to be on the
"Maybe if I were dead or something," he
said. "I still have a lot of basketball left, so I
wonder how things are going to be when I
have 6 points and five rebounds. I wonder if
people will want to have a Joakim Noah Road
when I stink it up."
CENTER: JOAKIM NOAH
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UF tries to replace Gordon
Diana Srebovic has a lot of filling in to do. The junior will be one of the
players UF will turn to following the absence Alexis Gordon.
By ANTONIO GONZALEZ
Alligator Staff Writer
The No. 2 UF women's tennis team has one very big
question heading into next season: How does it deal
with the graduation of Alexis Gordon?
"It's a pretty difficult thing to do," UF coach Roland
Thomqvist relinquished. "Her toughness, leadership
and work ethic, combined with her ability to get her
teammates ready in the locker room, you don't find
those qualities in a lot of players."
After taking a year off to give birth to her daughter,
Gordon led the Gators to the Final Four of college ten-
nis, where UF fell short to the eventual national cham-
Gordon, who finished with a career record of 129-
23, was dominant in her senior season with a record
of 25-3, almost all of which came at the No. 1 singles
And now she's gone at least from the Gators'
lineup. Gordon still practices at the UF facilities with
her former teammates as she prepares for her profes-
But even with her departure, the Gators will likely
field another championship-caliber team.
Juniors Diana Srebrovic and Whitney Benik and
senior Nina Suvak, who were a combined 68-11 in
dual-match play last season, will try to pace UF with
But this team's wild card might come from a pair
of newcomers. UF signed Megan Alexander, who was
ranked No. 1 in the country in junior tennis 18-and-
under last year.
And another top-10 player is scheduled to arrive
later this month, but Thomqvist said he can't comment
on it until it is official.
"I think we'll have a group pretty similar in ability
to last year," he said.
As for who is going to play what position?
"It's wide open," Thomqvist added.
But with the Gators winning the Southeastern
Conference 21 of the past 27 years, they are likely on
another collision course with Stanford.
Thomqvist said he doesn't let what Stanford does
affect his team.
"We can't look at the Stanford program and create a
program to beat them," he said. "We don't want to be
like Stanford. We want to be our own program.
MEN'S TENNIS: The UF men's 2006 tennis season was
a roller coaster ride, to put it mildly.
The Gators started off 7-0 and catapulted them-
selves to a No. 1 ranking. But then UF's No. 1 tennis
player, Ryan Sweeting, was suspended for the season
after he received a DUI and a felony drug charge.
When Janne Holmia filled in for Sweeting, he was
quickly sidelined with a back injury that he never fully
A few Nestor Briceno outbursts later, and the sea-
son seemed over.
Yet despite the seemingly uncontrollable problems
UF coach Andy Jackson had to deal with, he still man-
aged to take the Gators to the final site of the NCAA
Championships, where the best 16 teams competed.
The Gators finished the season 17-8, (8-3 SEC) and
boasted a No. 16 ranking.
This year, UF will have to cope with the loss of three
starting seniors who helped lead the team through its
"It will be a transition year for us," Jackson said.
"But we still want to stay in the mix."
Junior Jordan Dolberg and sophomore Shaun
Young both redshirted last season, and Jackson said he
expects them to make significant contributions.
Sweeting, Briceno and junior Greg Ouellette will
round out the lineup's upper tier, he said. Jackson also
expects Sweeting to return to his former self at No. 1.
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