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VOLUME 100 ISSUE 80 THURSDAY, JANUARY 18, 2007
Worker Nick May drills a hole in the wall on the upper level of Mojito's Cabana Bar and Grill on Wednesday
evening in order to run wiring for the outside bar.
Petition addresses homeless issue
By SARA RUBIN
Alligator Contributing Writer
AUF sociology class is trying to create
social change in Gainesville by organiz-
ing a student-run homeless shelter.
The 53 "Sociology of Religion" stu-
dents and their instructor, graduate stu-
dent David Reznik, are trying to promote
student involvement with homeless
issues in the city. Their first step is an
attempt to add a question to the Student
Government Spring 2007 election ballot.
The proposed referendum reads:
"Should the University of Florida al-
locate the necessary funds to open a
student-run homeless shelter in the city
of Gainesville and require all incoming
students to visit this shelter as part of
their Treview' orientation?"
Whether it gets on the ballot or not,
the class will collectively apply for the
100 Projects for Peace grant to fund its
homeless shelter endeavor. If awarded
the grant, Reznik hopes UF will then fol-
low suit and provide additional funds.
"For me, the fact
that Gainesville has
the highest poverty
rate of any city with
a public university
speaks volumes. It
speaks to the fact
that UF is negligent,"
Reznik As of Wednesday
morning, the class had gathered roughly
375 signatures still short of the 500
required to get the question added to the
Reznik and his students are tabling on
Turlington Plaza today from 10:30 a.m. to
2 p.m. to get the remaining signatures to
ensure that they meet the SG ballot sub-
mission deadline of 5 p.m.
"I don't know if the students will vote
for it, but just having the question there
will put something in the mind of the
voter," said Adrian Gonzalez, a political
science junior in Reznik's class.
Astudent-runhomeless shelter would
benefit not only the community, but also
the students themselves, Reznik said.
Students studying social work, psy-
chology or nursing will have an oppor-
tunity to receive real work experience,
while other students primarily interested
in helping others can participate as well,
"College students are the greatest
resource in Gainesville, and if they come
together to work on issues, they can
change their community and then the
world," Reznik said.
light of rapes
* A SAFETY SEMINAR WILL BE HELD TONIGHT.
By JAMES RIGNEY
Three rapes in the past week two of them blocks
away from the UF campus have prompted police to host
a residential security seminar tonight.
The public event will be held between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m.
in the fellowship hall of the United Church of Gainesville,
1624 NW Fifth Ave. Police are asking Gainesville residents
to remain vigilant and report anything suspicious as they
continue to search for suspects.
On Tuesday a resident of the Reserve at Kanapaha
apartments off Archer Road, near the onramp to Interstate
75, reported she was raped by a masked man with a gun,
said Lt. Keith Faulk, spokesman for the Alachua County
The victim was threatened with a gun outside her apart-
ment, forced inside and then raped, according to police.
Police are also investigating the Sunday rapes in the stu-
dent-heavy College Park neighborhood north of campus.
Sgt. Keith Kameg, Gainesville Police Department
spokesman, said the attacker in one of the rapes wore a
ski mask, broke into the victim's home and raped her at
Both Kameg and Faulk said they did not believe the
rapes were connected.
"It doesn't matter if there are one or two suspects at this
point," Kameg said. "The bottom line is there are two cases
that have to be solved."
Police said they have a strong lead in one of the cases.
"The bottom line is there are two cases that
have to be solved."
Sgt. Keith Kameg
Gainesville Police Department spokesman
A warrant was issued for the arrest of Reginald Roy
Phillips Jr., 23, of Haines City, in connection with the rape of
the other College Park resident Sunday.
According to police, Phillips stayed the night at the vic-
tim's house after a party Saturday night. The victim woke
up as she was being raped by Phillips and chased him out
of the house with a baseball-bat, according to police.
Phillips was last seen driving an older-model blue car
with the words "Got Milk" written in 2-foot-tall letters on
the hood. Kameg said Haines City police were able to im-
mediately identify Phillips.
Kameg urged anyone with information to call the police
department or Crime Stoppers at 372-STOP
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2, ALLIGATOR N THURSDAY, JANUARY 18, 2007
Science Movie Night
Florida Museum of Natural
History, 7 p.m.
Alachua Astronomy Club
member Michael Toomey ex-
plores the movie "Contact."
Telescopes will be set up.
Arredondo Room, 6:30 p.m.
Coed business fraternity
Alpha Kappa Psi holds an
information session, followed
by the AKPsi Smoker, which
includes a speaker and hours
d'oeuvres. Dress is business
Reitz Union Game Room,
The Reformed University
Fellowship hosts a welcome-
back bowling night.
Smell and Taste Seminar
McKnight Brain Institute
DeWeese Auditorium, noon
Guest speaker Dr. Leslie P.
Tolbert discusses glial cells'
role in olfactory develop-
European Studies Film
Bldg. 105, Room CBD 212,
UF's Center for European
Studies presents "One, Two,
Three" in conjunction with
the German cinema sympo-
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THURSDAY, JANUARY 18, 2007 U ALLIGATOR, 3
SG leade s promote loan bill in D.C.
By JOANNA BLAZ
Student Governme. .- aveled to
Washington, D.C., on Wean A to show
their support for a bill that .4ill cut interest
rates on federal student loans.
The bill, which passed through the House
of Representatives at a vote of 356 to 71, will
cut interest rates in half, from 6.8 percent to
3.4 percent, and result in an average savings
of $4,020 for more than 8,000 UF students,
Student Body President John Boyles said in a
telephone interview from Washington.
Boyles, lobby coordinator Jason Lutin
and Treasurer Ryan Moseley met with mem-
bers of Congress, including Sen. Edward
Kennedy, D-Mass., to discuss student loans.
"(The senators) see us as real students,"
Boyles said. "Our stories hit home with these
The bill will now head to the U.S. Senate,
where Kennedy was confident it would also
be successful., He told SG officials the bill
should pass in the Spring.
The SG delegation
also talked with lawmak-
ers about increasing Pell
Grants, which are avail-
able to students from low-
Students have let SG
Boyles officials know they sup-
port the legislation, Lutin
received e-mails from many stu-
dents," he said.
The Student Senate passed on Tuesday a
resolution expressing support for the bill.
Lutin said he is happy to finally see prog-
ress on Capitol Hill.
"We lobbied very, very hard and spent
countless hours on the phone," Lutin said.
In July, Boyles, Lutin and other leaders
made their first trip to Washington to meet
with members of Congress about the issue.
Lutin and Boyles both expressed how
crucial the passage of the bill is for students.
If the bill becomes law, "there will be more
access to higher education," Boyles said.
Like Lutin, Boyles said SG leaders would
continue to discuss the issue with senators.
"We're going to take on one senator at a
time on these important issues," he said.
UF students create helpful Web sites
* THE SITES FOSTER TEXT-
By BRITTANY DAVIS
Students can now hunt for
textbooks, football tickets or
even a hot date with one click of
a mouse and some help from Web
sites created by UF students.
The newest site of this kind,
GATORlist.net, allows students
to post any items they want to
buy or sell, and even to look for
internships or jobs.
The site has had about 7,600
hits per day since its launch Jan.
12, said Steven Reiss, founder of
the Web site.
"If someone sees the textbook
they want, they just send an e-
mail and arrange the transaction
process," the freshman said.
Reiss said his site is similar to
CraigsList.com, but he considers
it to be better because buyers and
sellers can meet in person and
avoid shipping fees.
Freshman Brian Callahan
said he sold three books on
GATORlist.net within 12 hours of
posting them. He sold one of the
books for $44 when the original
price was $60.
"I don't even think the book-
store would have bought it back,"
Although.Reiss doesn't make
any money from the site, he
hopes to eventually generate
enough business to sell advertise-
He works toward this goal by
putting up posters and passing
out fliers on campus.
The idea of creating Web sites
for students to exchange books
and other items is not new.
SwampBoard.com, for exam-
ple, was started about a year ago
by graduate engineering student
Ma said his site gets about
350 hits per day, but the count
increases at the beginning and
end of each semester and before
"For the most part, the Web
site runs itself and I just reply to
e-mails," he said.
Student Ma said word of
Life mouth has kept his
business strong over
time. He occasionally gets e-mails
from people saying how conve-
nient the site is.
"It helps me gain a lot of
experience, and it allows me to
combine my business and engi-
neering skills," he said.
Another Web site entre-
preneur, Bryan Scott, started
CampusTrade.com about eight
months ago. He said his site gets
about 6,000 hits per day.
A particular advertisement in
which a UF student begs for a tro-
phy, girlfriend has been viewed
about 2,600 times, Scott said with
Scott said he is actually mak-
ing money from the site but de-
clined to say how much.
"The margins are quite high
- comparing profit to cost," he
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UF freshman Steven Reiss created GATORlist.net, a Web site
on which students can post items they want to buy or sell.
By JOEY CHINDAMO
A group of UF College of Liberal Arts and
Sciences students are planning a walkout of
classes to protest the way the administration
has dealt with the college's roughly $4 million
CLASUnite, the group staging the walkout
scheduled for Feb. 28, will be protesting "ad-
ministrative incompetence" in dealing with
CLAS' budget problems, member Michael
Vastola said Wednesday.
Vastola, an English graduate student, said
"We would ask that teachers who
want to be involved or who want to
be identified with the event to not
have class that day or, at the very
least, have class off campus."
the group is not a full-fledged organization
but a "meeting place" for people from differ-
ent organizations to discuss their concerns.
To reduce CLAS' debt, UF and college offi-
cials announced a five-year plan in September
to cut the number of faculty in departments
such as English, religion and mathematics.
Some students and faculty have decried
the plan, claiming it violated shared gov-
ernance, a policy that gives faculty a say'in
how the university is managed, among other
Vastola said a "speak-out," which will
allow students and faculty to publicly voice
their concerns, is also planned.
"We would ask that teachers who want to
be involved or who want to be identified with
the event to not have class that day or, at the
very least, have class off campus," he said.
Group plans walkout over CLAS policies
By DREW HARWELL
"There are cards in front of you,
cards behind you, cards below you,
cards above you," he says with a
"In the House of Flying Cards,
you're not just watching the magic.
You're surrounded by it."
At least that's how UF advertis-
ing junior Arthur Antonio stage
name "Antino" describes the
act put on by his group of student
magicians, The House of Flying
Since it began performing a
year ago, the.troupe has had about
120 gigs at Gator Nights, street
festivals, banquets, art shows and
The group's first full-length gig,
however, was Wednesday night at
The Side Bar on West University
Avenue, a $5 show called "Motion
Unlike some magi-
Student cians, Antonio and his
Life group choose to "keep
it organic," staying
away from gaudy props like rab-
bits in hats. Everyday objects like
pens and cell phones become aids
in their illusions.
Take, for instance, his beer-can
trick. Antino can grasp an empty,
crushed beer can, shake the dents
out, blow on the top to reseal it and
magically refill it with beer.
"Sometimes, if I'm daring
enough," he said, "I can make it
Though costs differ from show
to show, a recent performance
for Gainesville's New Year's Eve
"Downtown Countdown" netted
the group $400. The troupe also
has weekly practice sessions in the
Reitz Union, where a random table
becomes a stage and every pass-
erby a viewer to the trickery.
The group's members have
stage names that sound as super-
natural as their illusions: Quizyx
does the cards, Phoenix plays with
electricity and Jaz's specialty is
Antonio, whose stage persona
deals with fire, describes his stage.
style like "the flow of a lyricist, the
visual creativity of a graffiti artist,
the kinetic rhythm of a break-danc-
er and the mixing abilities of a DJ."
"I have a very romantic perspec-
tive on things," he said. Antonio
said he thinks of himself as a wan-
dering samurai, his deck of cards
his sword and each new venue
But he won't tell his secrets.
"I am bound by the code of the
magi," he said.
4, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, JANUARY 18,2007
County's newest sheriff adjuw
* CO-WORKERS SAY SHE'S
By DREW HARWELL
Alachua County's new sheriff,
Sadie Damell, recently coped with
change in an unusual way: She
Her office is new two-tone green.
The walls are dotted with ornate
stars. And when she dons her green
sheriff's outfit and pins her star-
shaped badge over her heart, she
almost blends in.
It's only appropriate for Darnell,
who is still settling in as the county's
new sheriff. Though it's only been
a couple of months, the 55-year-old
woman has already learned some
of the perks and rigors of being in
One of her first objectives as
sheriff is to unify the different po-
lice branches around the county,
including the University Police
Department and the Gainesville
Police Department. For nine years,
the branches have worked sepa-
rately due to what she called "lack
of communication and egos."
She said she hopes her expertise
in both branches will allow better
collaboration for everyone.
"There's a much more coop-
erative spirit between our two agen-
cies," she said. "Only good can come
Damell isn't new to law enforce-
ment. In her 30-year stint with the
GPD, she worked as an officer, a
captain and a spokeswoman during
the 1990 student murders.
have made her
a favorite with
causing some to
S call her "Saint
Darnell fans elected her
in November as sheriff, giving her
about 63 percent of the vote.
Daimell says she hasn't let the
power or popularity go to her head.
ts to rigor
"No power trips," she said. "I
was humbled on that first day when
I couldn't find my way around the
And that's just what everyone
seems to like about her: her humil-
ity. Compared with previous Sheriff
Steve Oelrich, who served for 14
years before being elected as a state
senator last year, people at her new
office have said she's more informal
'However, not everyone has
warmed up to Sheriff Sadie just yet.
"Some people are hesitant to
interact with me. Everyone has a dif-
ferent style," she said. "Some have
been keeping their distance, but
that's changing over time."
Damell's days have been busier
than she expected, with an average
weekday starting at 7 a.m. and end-
ing 12 hours later.
She hopes to expand the county's
anti-drug agency by combining
the forces of the Gainesville and
UF police departments, the Florida
Department of Law Enforcement
and her sheriff's office into a single
When she's not fighting crime (or
directing the people who do), she
spends her time at home with her
twin sister and roommate, Norma
Damell, and her two cats, Snuggles
As for a love interest, Damell
said she'sstill single at the moment.
"Who has the time?" she said.
"I'm married to law enforcement."
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6, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, JANUARY 18, 2007
Reduce your risk of
becoming a rape victim
T three rapes in three days? That's not strange it's a
It sounds crude and disturbing, but according to
the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network, a woman in
America is sexually assaulted every two and a half minutes.
When you look at the big picture, three rapes although
tragic aren't unusual.
What is unusual is that two of the three cases in
Gainesville have been committed by a stranger to the victim
- more than 70 percent of rapes are committed by someone
the victim knows.
In light of recent events, we think it's important that we
pass some rape statistics and information.
It's also important to remember that there are ways to
protect yourself from becoming a victim:
Make sure all doors and windows in your home are
locked at all times. If you come home and find a door open
or anything looks suspicious, don't go in. Call the police
Avoid being alone in dark places. When you go out,
stay with a group of people you trust, and don't do any-
thing you feel uncomfortable doing.
Trust your intuition. If something doesn't feel right, it
isn't. Get out of the situation as quickly as possible.
Take a self-defense class the University Police
Department offers one several times a semester.
Attend the Women's Leadership Council's seminar on
sexual assault tonight at 7 in Anderson Hall, Room 34.
Remember rape can happen anytime, anywhere even
outside the "bad" parts of town. You should always keep
these ideas in mind, not just when rapes are in the news.
It's estimated that more than half of rapes still go un-
reported. Unfortunately, there's still a stigma attached to
victims of this inexcusable crime, and many victims are too
afraid to come forward because they don't want to confront
their attackers, or because they think it may be their fault.
Victims are exactly that victims and rape is NEVER
their fault. And you can bold, underline and italicize that
Therefore, we commend the recent victims for having
the strength to come forth and report their attacks. We hope
their courage will show other victims that they matter and
that their attackers must be brought to justice.'
If you become a victim of rape, please report it to the
RAINN recommends you take the following actions:
Find a safe environment away from your attacker. Ask
a friend to stay with you for moral support.
Preserve evidence don't bathe or brush your teeth.
If you must remove your clothes, place them in a paper bag.
Write down any details you remember about your attacker.
Get medical attention. Even if you aren't injured, it's
important to test for pregnancy and STDs. Ask the hospital
to conduct a rape kit exam to find possible evidence.
Get a victim's advocate through UPD, Alachua County
Victim Services or RAINN.
Above all, remember it wasn't your fault.
Many rapes can be prevented if you remain aware and
use good judgment. Our hearts go out to the recent victims
we hope there will be no more.
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whether they are more accurate or not. Minus signs
have a "negative" connotation. But I'm not here to
argue for or against minus grades. I'm going to argue
that the entire national grading scale is grotesque and
Grades should simply be numbers.
This idea seems so obvious that it's strange we've
chosen to do things any other way: If you earn a "cliff-
hanger" grade like 89.48 percent, you simply get an
89.48 in the class. No staying after class to beg your
professor for a merciful A.
What genius decided that applying letters to a nu-
merical grading scale was a good idea in the first place?
When we divide 154 by two, our calculators don't dis-
play C-plus. They show 77. Letter grades are applied
after the fact after a numerical value has already
been determined. This is an unnecessary step away
When you get a 100 percent in a course, someone
who earns only a 90 percent gets the same mark as
you. .Imagine if this were common practice in, say,
the Olympics: "Well folks, we have a three-way tie
for the gold medal between the United States, Russia
and China for the.breast stroke all three swimmers
clocked in with a time of A."
Letters are arbitrary and inaccurate, whether or not
there are minus or plus signs next to them. If the admin-
istration was really attempting to up the accuracy of the
grading system, it would be-fighting for a system com-
prised entirely of numbers. No more low A's or high
Todd B's, no more complaining about
Portnowitz an unfair system. What you see is
Speaking Out what you get.
But I doubt this will ever hap-
pen in our country. America has a
long and stubborn history with bogus numerical sys-
tems. It's not just about letters and numbers. We're one
of the only countries in the world not to adhere to the
metric system. And why should we? That would make
too much sense. Even the moon, as NASA declared ear-
lier this month, is "metric."
A great majority of U.S. citizens couldn't tell you
with certainty how many feet make up a mile, but they
could tell you without hesitation that a kilometer is
1,000 meters. I can't think of a logical reason why we
haven't switched to the metric system other than blind
pride and fear of change the "stay the course" men-
tality no matter how ridiculous that course may be.
Ring any bells?
Our temperature scale is just as ludicrous. Celsius -
or Centigrade, literally "100 degrees" in all its clarity,
goes from the easy-to-remember.range, zero (freezing)
to 100 (boiling). But Fahrenheit? Nope, zero to 100 is too
obvious. I couldn't tell you off the top of my head what
Fahrenheit temperature water boils at, just that it starts
These scales we use are clearly poor. In fact, these
scales are so blatantly awful that.if I were to rate all of
the numerical scales in this country combined, I'd give
them a D-minus.
But at least the English measurement system and the
Fahrenheit scale, no matter how arbitrary, are measured
in numbers not letters.
Todd Portnowitz is an English junior.
The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator.
Today's question: Should Amer-
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like the rest of the world?
Wednesday's question: Does
Barack Obama have a shot at
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U.S. space exploration must be taken to the next level
W hen was the last time you really
thought about the fact that a man
has walked on the moon? And what
ever happened to Bush's campaign of putting
a man on the moon once again?
In President Bush's 2004 speech at NASA
headquarters, he drafted goals such as es-
tablishing an operations center on the moon
and developing the Crew Exploration Vehicle
(CEV) to replace the shuttle. But these goals
have been forgotten by many, due to the domi-
nation of public policy by the war in Iraq.
The problem remains that as a nation,
we have largely given up on our endeavors
in space, including so many of the scientific
opportunities the Bush administration has
sacrificed to continue investing in obsolete
technology. Instead of funding new projects
for the moon and the CEV with new money,
NASA has sidelined other important projects
- such as the Mars mission- in order to keep
the shuttle aloft.
Bush's goals may mimic President
Kennedy's famous goals, but in reality, Bush's
speech introduced what could have been a
bright spot in his presidency. Man's quest
for knowledge of his origins is what initially
drove the discoveries of the '60s.
Since then, we have lapsed from a sprint to
a stroll. In 10 short years, we put a man on the
Jonathan Tietz moon yet in the 30
Speaking Out years since, we haven't
gotten one to Mars.
must be not just renewed, but continued on
a whole new level. While Bush's goals are a
start, they aren't quite on target. We need to
scuttle the shuttle, abandon the space station
and head for the moon.
I challenge our leaders to push into space
- the last great frontier. Our ability to leave
Earth is the defining aspect of our species.
There are trillions of possibilities awaiting us
in the endless vacuum we've been ignoring.
In the long run, there's nothing to lose from
space exploration but a lot to gain.
Few people know about some of the great
inventions we've derived from our explora-
tions Velcro, Teflon and computers, to name
a few. This isn't just the pushing of scientific
bounds, it's the foundation of legends. From
these journeys, we will ultimately discover
our own capabilities.
The next time you are walking to class, take
a look at the deep blue.sky we have been look-
ing at for thousands of years, and imagine the
wonder awaiting us beyond. We can no longer
afford to dillydally in our pursuit, and it's up
to our nation and its people to lead the effort.
Jonathan Tietz is a music freshman.
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DAVID LOW J AVENUE WRITER
N THE WIDE WORLD OF MUSIC, FEW THINGS
STAND THE TEST OF TIME,
The music industry is a tickle
business, with artists, genres and
even audio formats moving in a con-
stant waltz of popularity and viability.
Vinyl records seem to have come to
a crossroad. One path leads to fallow
fields of disuse, while the other leads to
the fertile land of continued spins.
Independently owned music stores
around Gainesville are waiting to see
which road vinyl will tread while they
watch stores like No Future Records on
Main Street go out of business.
"I specialize in jazz, but the rock
'n' roll records sell the best," said
Ted Sharpe, owner of Sharpe's Music
Exchange. "The Beatles sell. Pink Floyd
sells. The Velvet Underground sells.
Elvis doesn't sell. Go figure."
Sharpe has been selling records in
Gainesville for 15 years in the same
building on West University Avenue.
"Collecting records was just a hobby
of mine, until it got to the point where I
had too many," Sharpe said.
A retired graphic artist from San
Francisco, he moved to Gainesville to be
closer to family. -
"I'm doing great," Sharpe said of
his business, "but this is just a hobby
business, though something to do in
retirement to keep me busy. I could pack
it up and be fine."
SAlthough the store makes enough
money to stay afloat and stay in busi-
ness, Sharpe isn't relying on record sales
as his main source of livelihood.
Similarly, the record store and live
music venue Wayward Council, also
on West University Avenue, is not in
the business of selling records for the
'The people who buy record- here are
mostl\ into local underground music
punk and hardcore," said Renee Pinault
a volunteer employee at \Va-waxrd
Council. "There's no set genre, though."
lshe -aid, motoning toward the rap re-
cord spinning behind her.
Wa\av-ard Council is more ot a mus-ic
conmmniity commons than a true record
shop. It has many racks of local 'zines
and is generally a place where people
can socialize with those who share
similar interests. It also serves as a live
music venue, which accounts for much
of the shop's revenue.
"We try to keep our record prices re-
ally cheap," Pinault said. "People who
work here are all actually volunteers,
and any money we get in sales we put
back into the store. We also get a lot of
money from shows, and we accept do-
But what about the record stores that
are actually in the business to earn a
One such store, the ill-named No
Future Records, recently went out of
Have compact discs and mp3s dealt
the knockout blow to the LP?
Sharpe thinks not. .
"I get people coming in from cities far
bigger than Gainesville, who travelhere
just to buy records from me," Sharpe
said. "They can't believe Gainesville
still has record stores. I've even had
people from Japan buy almost $3,000
worth of stuff here that they couldn't
find anywhere else."
Sharpe believes there is still an inter-
est in records because of nostalgia for the
time when music was really important
to people. He believes that audiophiles,
people who meticulously scrutinize the
fidelity of audiorecordings, have single-
handedly revived vinyl.
Charles Scales, owner of Hyde and
Zeke Records on NW 10th Avenue, is
somewhat of an audiophile himself, but
he belie' es that records are here to stay.
The people who come in here to buy
record- run the gamut," Scales said. "I
have 70-y.ear-old- come in for records,
and I just -sold a record player to a 13-
\ ear-old Oncie you get into buying re-
cords you can't stopp,
He carries records rga rag
cadets b\ gone to the latest limited-p iit
7-Lnih \i nyl trom current indie bands.
Ha\ ing sold records in Gamesville for
30 \ears Scales
has a very clear
idea about the i-I .id
quality ot audio
"CD- are 7 ,' ,'l,
ogy.' Scales said
"CDs are dimin-
ishkng They get
holes in then and
they o.iditze. but
when v.ou have a
record. you hate
it forever it \ou
take care of it
Plus the fidelity is
so much greater "
Scales is also
a musiciian but
his da\ iob the
one he relihe on
mainly\ for his
income. is the re-
"To be hone-t.
it's not a good
era tor record
ever iwhe re
Scales 4aid For
instance in l'2
when a new re-
lease came out
there were Lines
out the door lou
don't -ee that
comes out, people
already have it on
Vinyl hangs on
a precipice. Only
Gabriel Lopez / Alligator
Ted Sharpe, owner of Sharpe's Music Exchange, restores a vinyl
record in the back of the store before moving it onto the floor
of the store to sell. Sharpe's Music Exchange is one of the few
stores in the area that takes the time to restore records before
selling them, Sharpe said.
Crisis Center lends a listening ear to
KELLY SEREIKAS I AVENUE WRITER
When the Rolling murders dev-
astated Gaine-sille in l'", coun-
'elor- from the Alachua County
Cris-L Center provided support.
The Cristi Lne received more
than 100111i calls within the first
tieek and representatives from
the Care Team visited apartment
complexes to console distressed
The Crisis Center participated
in more than 40 debriefing sessions
that taught people how to survive
emotional trauma and take care of
Eventually, a telephone number
with up-to-date information and
counseling services was necessary,
and Rumor Control was created:
"It's a single number for
anything under the sun," said
Marshall Knudson, director of the
It is different from other crisis
numbers because the people an-
swering the phones are experienc-
ing the'same troubles as those who
are calling, said training coordina-
tor Alexandra Martinez.
Rumor Control proved to be
very effective again in the trail-
left by hurricanes Charley, Frances
and Ivan, when representatives re-
ceived 40,000 calls in four weeks.
During less traumatic times, the
Crisis Line is always available for
quieter, personal problems.
Volunteers at the Alachua
County Crisis Center receive calls
throughout the day and at all hours
of the night. Sometimes the caller is
having trouble at school, some-
times he or she is going through
a rough breakup. Other times it's
far more serious, sometimes about
. I've never known anyone
who doesn't benefit in some
way from volunteering.
- Marshall Knudson, Crisis 9
With the motto, "When you're
in need, we're only a moment
away" the Crisis Line provides
24-hour intervention and counsel-
ing services. The Care Team is an
emergency mobile outreach team,
and crisis counseling is
at the center by appointmi
an emergency walk-in ba
staff members, between 2
mental health graduate a
graduate students, and
as 100 unpaid volunteers
listening ears to those in n
It began as a project
with a mental health resea
from UF and grew from re
service. In 1974, the Crisi
became a county agency
sheriff's office stepped fo
provide city funding.
"The interesting thing
many ways, we're very s
what we were 25 to 30 ye
Three times a year, I
unteers participate in ar
training program coordi
available, Martinez. Training focuses on how
nt or on to really listen, paraphrase what
sis. Five callers are expressing and make
0 and 25 them feel safe.
nd post- "What we're trying to do is
as many really prepare them for that first
provide call, which could be anything,"
eed. Martinez said.
affiliated The training is time-consuming,
rch grant but after it is completed, volunteers
search to take calls for a scheduled shift that
s Center lasts roughly four hours per week.
when the Although the training is emotional-
rward to ly exhausting, it can be rewarding.
The next training session begins
is that,in Saturday. Knudson and Martinez
similar to urge those who are interested to
ars ago," call 264-6785 to see if the Crisis
Center is the right fit for them.
lew vol- "I've never known anyone who
intense doesn't benefit in some way from
lated by volunteering," Knudson said.
SThe key to pleasure is comfort,
* I've really enjoyed practicing yoga for Suddenly, mid-tease, it happened: a water slide at
years, and a few months ago I decided I experienced the zenith of sexual sat- membered read
to try Pilates. They say.it's good for your isfaction in a group fitness class. I was one every time s
core, and I felt really savvy when I non- touched by the architect of blissful After asking
chalantly told friends I was "working on screams and gratified moans found in Richie sat on a ti
my core." bedrooms across the
The class seemed relatively similar to globe but I was in w i',nn, ca
yoga, with the downward facing dogs, the Student Recreation t.wa &e f u,&i
child's poses and the like, but then I and Fitness Center.
experienced something that had never Somehow I silenced "
'happened during my hours of practic- myself and continued
ing yoga. the exercise. I don't
I had an orgasm. think anyone in the ,,
We were doing an exercise called class noticed my secret
the tea-er what a hitting name. In the moment ofjoy. I could blan
teaser. iou begn in a hor zzonital poFihon When I shared the experience with we all know th
with \our back on the floor and you my friends, I discovered that having or- map to the G-sp
tighten your abdominal musiles until ganmmS during activities other than sex is I won't. There's
you re balancing on %our butt in the quite common. One friend had one while on achieving an
-hape of a \ ndmg her bicycle. Another had one on they're horrible
Wet 'n Wild. A third re-
ng that Nicole Richie has
he sits on a tile floor.
Myself why Nicole
le floor in the first place,
I wondered, if
g,, women can ex-
moments of bliss
is it so difficult
to climax during
ne it on guys, because
at one of them lost the
pot a long time ago. But
a lot of pressure placed
orgasm. Guys fear that
lovers if their girl doesn't
climax, and girls are too busy expecting
to reach the pinnacle of pleasure.
I've discovered that it's all about
Think about the best sex you've ever
had. It was probably with someone you
knew well enough to feel completely
comfortable with. And it's likely that
you two had been practicing for a while.
So for all you guys and girls out there
searching for the best sex ever, I've come
up with this equation:
Comfort + Practice = Pleasure.
If you still can't find an orgasm,
there's a great Pilates class on Fridays.
See you there!
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Championship success creates campus celebrities
KIM WILMATH I AVENUE WRITER
Forget \is M-,rs of -u..arplunm
Christian McChesnev\s Christmas this year was all
orange and blue thanks to an e\tra-special gift.
-s grandfather Kn NMcChesney, an RTS bus driver
who works on Fratermiut Row spent nearly a whole se-
mester preparing it
But he didn t do it alone.
E'.erv member ot the LT football and men's basketball
teams lent a hand.
Christian unwrapped a basketball signed by all 14
members of the UF men's team and a football signed by the 109
members of the Gators team.
"They were all really gracious about it, especially when I
told them it was for my grandson," McChesney said.
Some of the players ride the bus all the time, he said, but
others were harder to track down.
He kept a vigilant eye at bus stops for players who own
scooters or stay off campus and don't ride his route.
Just a week before Christmas, McChesney was still missing
one signature, but by chance he found himself walking down
the same street as the elusive player.
With a smile and a "God bless," Chris Leak completed the
Being asked for autographs and photographs is business as
usual for the UF athletes, especially with two championships
now in the bank.
"I see them get swarmed every time they walk through the
Hub," McChesney said.
You always try to stay on top. You always
want to be loved.
Tony Joiner, UF defensive back .
Junior defensive back Tony Joiner doesn't mind the atten-
"It's fun to be recognized for something as good as we did,"
The constant spotlight does bring added pressure, he said,
but that's no reason to avoid it.
"You always try to stay on top," Joiner said. "You always
want to be loved."
When asked how many times a day he's approached for his
signature, Joiner just sighs, like he's trying to count how many
times he's done the chomp this week.
"It only becomes annoying when a person asks over and
over," he said. "Some people c6me up with 20 items for you
But he never hesitates for children, and when McChesney
told him about his grandson's present, Joiner immediately
The bus driver shares a bond with many UF athletes, Joiner
said, because he sees them almost every day.
"He shakes hands with us every time we get on the bus,"
Joiner said. "He tells us how proud he is of us."-
McChesney, a former member of the U.S. Navy and a retired
state trooper from Arizona, reminds the players to remember
their old bus driver when they become rich and famous.
"I'll keep them out of trouble," he said.
Even though McChesney graduated from Ohio State,
there's no mistaking wherehis loyalty rests.
"You're either a Gator or you leave town," McChesney
McChesney is now working on collecting signatures for a
keepsake football of his own.
The white football was given to him for Christmas by his
grandson, Christian, and is designed to be autographed.
Like grandfather, like grandson.
"Everyone wants to be associated with No. 1," McChesney
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Deja Brew Cafe
This is a coffee shop that should
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Serving Gainesville's best Cuban
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serves all the Cuban classics Ropa
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The Gelato Company
The Gelato Company specializes
in homemade gelato, sorbets,
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We make 20-25 flavors fresh
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Friday and Saturday We caterl
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Thurs-Sat 10am-3am, Sun 10am-
Live pianist Fnday and Saturday
Serving gourmet pastas, California
pizzas, fresh fish, steak, chops,
salads, and desserts. Live jazz
7.30pm Monday and Thursday
Sunday brunch I 030am featuring
inlernalional brunch buffet'with
never-ending mimosas starting at
1.00pm Open 5-1 1pm Mon.-
Saturday Sunday Brunch 10
30am, Dinner 4-1 1 pm. Call
378-2001 for reservations or
carry-out Or visit our website at
Farah's on the Avenue
A landmark since 1980. Serv-
ing lunch & dinner in our glass
atrium or dine by our fireplace..
Gainesville's premiere Hookah
Lounge. Famous for our award-
winning wings, burgers, steaks,
and gyros. Large mediterranean
menu. Drink specials daily. Enjoy
our cozy Hookah Lounge We sell
only the finest of pipes, natural
charcoal and premium tobacco.
Mon-Tues 1 lam-IOpm Wed-Sal
1 amn-midnight. Closed Sunday,
378-5179 1120 W Universiry
Ave. Next to Bank of Amer.ca.
Look for our new location on
Archer Rd. Next to PJ's coffee
3830 W. Newberry Rd Suite 15
Royal Park Plaza (next to Gator's
Dockside) Enjoy sushi, rice bowls,
noodle bowls, and bento boxes
Try our Boba tea with over 30
different flavors. First in Gaines-
ville in a trendy, hip almoiphere
Open everyday I lam 10 30pm
Carry-out or dine in Check our
our menu at Galorfood com.
Known for tasty food and great
prices, we are proud to serve
the best cubans and ropa vieja
around. Open till 2 30am W S;
Located right downtown across
1011 W. University Ave. 1 10
Mon-Sun 336-5323. We have the
best Falofel, Tabouli, Hummus,
Baba, Grape Leaves & Gyros-
beef or chicken. Fresh smoothie
bar & Baklava. Pita Bread Bakery
at 2401 SW 13th ST, 372-
4995. We sell hookahs, parts,
charcoals; fine tobacco and holal
Burrito Brothers Taco
Hang out on the nicest patio
in town while enjoying the best
made to order, made from
scratch Mexican food. Serving
Gainesville for 30 years 1402
Wetj University Avenue behind
the Presbyterian Student Center
Open 7 days, 1 1 AM to 10 PM
www burritobros cam
You've had the rest, now try the
BEST Mexican food in Gainesville.
Loved by Gators past and pres-
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Open 7 days a week for lunch and
dinner. 1723 SW 13th St. Take
out and catering available. Call
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Having difficulty committing? Let
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'The Smell of the Kill' premieres at Hippodrome
CARLY BLUSTEIN I AVENUE WRITER
Being married is never easy. Just
ask three desperate housewives,
Molly, Nicky and Debra.
The Hippodrome Theatre's new-
est production, Michele Lowe's "The
Smell of the Kill," is a "Chicago"-
esque comedy minus the musical
In the play, three women learn the
true meaning of the phrase "'til death
do us part."
None of them have a fairy-tale marriage.
Molly's husband, Danny, is so.overwhelm-
ingly in love with her that it suffocates her,
and he fails to realize that all she really wants
from him is a child.
Nicky is outraged when her husband, Jay,
is arrested for the embezzlement of $7 mil-
lion. And as if the arrest and shame of the
trial weren't enough to tick her off, Jay also
insists that Nicky quit her job as a book editor
- a job she genuinely enjoys.
Meanwhile, Debra is married to a realtor
named Marty, a man notorious for woman-
So what does a wife in a troubled marriage
do when her loving husband accidentally
locks himself in a meat locker with two of his
She does what any intelligent, vengeful
woman would do on the verge of a break-
down: She leaves him in there to freeze to
These three women with nothing in
common except their husbands' long-lasting
friendship conspire together to commit
the perfect crime. They formulate a plan and
develop an alibi so foolproof that the police
must believe their -story. Nothing can go
The crime ultimately creates a bond among
them so sacred it could never be broken.
The talented, small cast includes Nell Page,
a Hipp native who has performed in more
than 60 productions, as Debra; Laura Rohner,
another Hipp regular, as Nicky; and Cady
West Garey, who is making her Hippodrome
debut, as Molly.
Directed by Robert H. Satterlee, this
Broadway hit will soon become a Gainesville
sensation with its highly talented actresses
and production team.
"The Smell of the Kill" premiered Friday
and runs until Feb. 4. For more information,
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Game provides musical escape
SARA RUBIN I AVENUE CONTRIBUTING WRITER doesn't think playing Guitar Hero
"' After yet another flawless per- game at a friend's house near his ell is related to real guitar experi-
formance, the crowd goes wild. For home in Indiana. He bought the According to an article in The
a moment, the guitarist is on top of game the very next day and has Wall Street Journal, "(Einziger)
the world. Then reality sets in, and been addicted ever since, admits he was handily beaten by
it's time to turn off the PlayStation "The day I got (the game) over his then 14-year-old sister Ruby
and finish up the evening's home- the summer, about eight of us Aldridge, when the two of them
work. played and drank beer all night, squared off earlier this year."
Atari is archaic, Super Nintendo probably for a total of six or seven Hecht is among the many
passe but PlayStation developed a hours," Hecht said. Guitar Hero enthusiasts who have
video game so interactive and Players tend to get extremely never taken up the guitar.
imaginative that college students "First of all, I still play the air
are hooked. They're all good songs, guitar, but I never dreamed of be-
The video game involves press- and it's real interactive. ing a rock star. I do jam out in my
ing colored dots on a guitar-like We play with friends car by myself occasionally," Hecht
controller that corresponds with all the neighbors love playing said.e game is enticing not only
the notes on a screen. A wide va- it. When we're just hanging out, for the competitiveness but also its
riety of popular and classic rock we play. social appeal.
songs are available for players to Tyler Hecht, UFjunior Since the music selection caters
choose from. to vastly different tastes in music,
"Guitar Hero is the epitome of involved in the game. They con- friends can hang out for hours,
awesomeness," said Tyler Hecht, a centrate hard to score well and listen to music they love and
UF biochemistry junior. earn the cheers of the game's vir- take turns shredding solos on the
Hundreds of others in tual audience. game's controller.
Ga vill are o herstor Many players spend large "They're all good songs, and
Gainesvile are flocking to stores chunks of time playing the game. its real interactive," Hecht said.
to get a copy of Guitar Hero II. The Playing for hours on end can be- "We play with friends all the
shelf life for the game at the Best come tedious. neighbors love playing it. When
Buy location on Archer Road is less "It hurts my eyes after three or we're just hanging out, we play."
than a week. four games," said Matt Turner, a For college students, sometimes
"It's really popular. We can't UF junior. dubbed the "iPod Generation,"
keep it in stock," said Lisa The skills needed to play the music has become an integral part
Harrison, UF junior and Best Buy game well are primarily acquired of life.
employee. from practicing. Actual ability at In the hectic atmosphere that
Guitar Hero II allows multiple playing the guitar does not neces- accompanies a new semester, a
players to compete against one an- sarily have a bearing on success at quick trip into rock star fantasyl-
the game. and provides a necessary escape
other, which makes the game more Michael Einziger, the 30-year- d from the real world of studyingcape
appealing in social settings. old guitarist for the band Incubus, fd stress.
Hecht first played the video stress.
Sara Rubin / Alligator
Tyler Hecht, 21, plays Guitar Hero to the song "Sweet Child
of Mine" by Guns N' Roses in his apartment Wednesday.
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a For Rent
*SICK OF SHARING A BATHROOM?*
Get your own this fall!
2Br/2Ba fiats, *3Br/3Ba townhms
FREE Tanning, W/D, 24hr gym
PC Lab, Gated, All Amenities, Pt Friendly
Leasing for FALL*377-2777
All Inclusive 3's and 4's
FREE Roommate Matching
FREE Cable, Utilities, Internet
FREE Furn, Tanning, 24hr Fitness Center
Ask About our Huge 2/2.5 Townhouses
Convenient Bus Route!
Just Bring Your Clothes
Preleasing Huge 2&3 Beds
Cable *W/D*Pool*Gym*Pets Ok
All we need is you! 372-8100
1, 2, 3, 4BR Apts.
Furnished Luxury @ Its Finest
PC lab New 24 hr GYM*
SLocated in the heart of G'ville!
From $499 352-271-3131-
Roll Out of Bed & Into Class
$439 Gets you all this!
Fully Furnished, Free Ethernet, Free.Cable
w/HBO, FREE UTILITIES, W/D,
Roommate match. 379-9300
School Is Stressful
We're the Cure
Spots avail Now/Jan/Fall!
2/2*3/3*4/4 Spacious Suites
All Inclusivel All Luxury!
Time to make the move...
...and start living! 373-9009
In Gainesville's Finest 2/2's & 3/3's
Furnished and all utilities
Only $555 Roommate Match
Hidden Lake 374-FUNN
Super Clean Studio
Walk to Shands
As low as $375 monthly
Incl all utilities Phone 336-9836
Luxury Roommate Match!
2/2 and 3/3's!
All inclusive w/Cable!
Leasing Now! 335-4455
*LA MANCHA CONDOS*
Walk to campus 4BR/1.5BA. Pre-lease now to
lock in August rate. Utils included. $400/mo.
Call 278-9347 www.lamanchacondos.com
ROOM FOR RENT
Quiet location, near UF, shops & bus. Private
entrance & bath. $350/mo. Deposit required.
Call 262-0642 1-23-10-1
Room for Rent, 2BR/1BA Quiet
Internet included, close to 1-75
Furrnished $350/mo + 1/2 Util
Unfurnished $300/mo + 1/2 util
Angela 278-2897 1-18-5-1
COLLEGIATE LIVING ORGANIZATION
Spring leases available incl util, eth, meals
& parking. Only 1 block from campus. 377-
4269. $315/mo !! 4-25-69-1
1 MILE FROM CAMPUS
Call 352-516-2545 or 352-328-0388 1-23-
IVY HOUSE ROOM
Avail for rent. Convenient to campus. $375/
mo incl everything. 850-980-2121 1-19-3-1
DUPLEX FURNISHED 1BR/1BA, kitchen.
Utils included. Dish-TV, covered patio. $475/
mo $100 sec dep. Located at Tower & Archer
Rds. Call 352-372-6466 1-26-7-1
*QUIET, CLEAN, LOTS of GREEN SPACE.
Rustic 1BR apt. $345/mo.
01BR cottage $375/mo. Call 378-9220 or
OUTTA BED & INTO CLASS
Studios/1 beds across from UF
Pets OK, open lated and wknds
Now LEASING for FALL
$99 1st month's rent
Wake up & walk to UF
Studios & 1 bedrooms
Starting @ $554
Pet friendly, Pool
*Come See! 372-7111*
1 & 2 BRs HUGE Floorplans!
Water/Sewer included! Pets OK
Bus/Bike to UF 335-7275 4-25-72-2
New Year, New Place Downtown!
Spacious Two Bedroom Townhouse
Alarm*Washer & Dryer*Pets OK
Nightlife Restaurants Shopping
Limited Availability! 338-0002
Apartments off SW 20th Ave. Close to shop-
ping, bus line and a few miles from UF. Price
range $505 to $605. Includes water, sewer,
garbage and pest control. Sorry no pets al-
lowed. Call 335-7066 Mon-Fri. 4-25-72-2
MOVE IN JANUARY!
Affordabel & Quality Too!
Great Rates! Pets OK!
Walk/Bike to UF 372-7555 4-25-72-2
Deluxe, Large 3, 4, 5, 6, 7BR apt/house, 60
second walk to UF. Remodeled, Old House
charm. Central AC, washer/dryer included.
Wood floors. With Parking. By Private
Owner. 538-2181 Iv message 4-25-72-2
1 & 2 BEDROOMS FOR SPRING!
FREE UF PARKING
Pool, tennis, bball, alarm
WE LOVE PETS!
Deluxe, large one or two bedroom, 60 second
walk to UF. Wood firs, washer dryer included,.
fireplace, patio deck. Can furnish. Short term
available. Private Owner. $595-up. 352-538-
l For Rent
l i Uunfurnished
*NEAR SCHOOL NEAR PLAY
Close to UF!*Gated*24hr Gym*Tanning
Leasing for FALL 377-2777
BEAUTIFUL AND NEW
Ceramic Tile, Maple Cabinets, TV in kitchen
Huge scr. porches, W/D, walk-in closets
Only 1.5 miles to UF
2/2's & 3/3's starting at $458/person
Hidden Lake 374-FUNN
*k ELLIE'S HOUSES -*
Quality single family homes. Walk or bike to
UF..www.ellieshouses.com 352-215-4991 or
LUXURY ACROSS FROM UF
Reserving for Fall
2/2 W/D, Alarm
D/W, Pets Ok
Open Weekends 371-7777
Sign a lease, Win a PS3!
Luxury 1, 2, and 3s!
24-Hr Gym*Furn Avail
Leasing Now and Fall! 335-4455
*NOW LEASING FOR FALL*
1BR $629, 2BR $729, 3BR $909
Great location*Spacious*lncludes some utils
Alarms*Park FREE @ UF*Pets welcome
2/2 & 3/3 townhomes Avail Summer/Fall'07
Cable w/HBO, tanning, gym
Private Dog Park*All the extras!
Call for specials 377-2801
Get yours before it's gone!
Spacious 1, 2, 3, or4BR close to UF.
'Includes water, sewer, 2 pools,
On-site laundry, gym, & we love pets!
Call 376-2507 or www.BivensCove.com
THE LUXURY YOU WANT...
AT THE PRICE YOU NEED
Remodeled HUGE 2 & 3 Beds
Cable*W/D*Tanning* We Love Pets
Why spend more? 372-8100
***THE PERFECT MATCH***
2 & 3 bedrooms Available Now.
HUGE! 1.3 miles to UF!
ALL pets welcome!
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
STUDIO APT -
60 sec walk to UF Short term avail. 1 or 2
rooms $425 & up. Call 352-538-2181 4-
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
U For Rent
Live at a Legend!
The Polos of Gainesville
will give you the best college experience
with Spacious Apartments, Three Pools
with Jacuzzis, HUGE Gym, Billiards Room,
and many more amenities! Minutes from UF,
shopping and Shands. On all major RTS
.bus routes. All at a rate that won't break
your bank! Call now for specials: 335-7656
Affordable & Quiet Living
-1 & 2 BR Apartments -
Close to UF and Shands,
Butler Plaza, Great Dining
$549-$835 Call 376-1248
2 and 3 BEDROOMS FOR SPRING!
Pool, tennis, bball, alarm
Free UF Parking!
MINUTES FROM UF!!!
3/3's from only $405 per Bdrm
4/4's from only $374 per Bdrm
FREE Cable w/ HBO/ SHOWTIME
FREE Tanning, 24hr Fitness Center
Ask About our Huge 2/2.5 Townhouses
Convenient Bus Route!
SAVE $$, GET MORE!
HUGE 1,2, and 3BRs
Near Butler Plaza*Gym*Pool*Alarms
Pet Friendly*Park FREE @ UF
Call Today! 373-1111
FORGETYOU HAVE ROOMMATES!
Huge 4BR townhomes w/W/D. 1662 sq.ft.
FREE gym membership and FREE cable!
ROOM TO GROW!
HUGE 1 and 2 bedrooms
ONLY 1.3 miles to UF
Live in Luxury
*Leasing Now and Janl*
Ind. Lease All Inclusive
Sign a lease, Win a PS3!
Luxury 2/2 and 3/2!
24-Hr Gym*Furn Avail
Leasing Now and Fall! 367-9910
2160 sq ft. 4/3 NW home, 2 car garage,
fenced back yard w/deck on 1/2 acre. Wood
& tile firs. Landscaped yd. min from cam-
pus. $1750/mo + sec dep 352-374-3890
1st MONTH FREE
1BR Villas Starting @ $499. Please call: 352-
375-3077 or 352-373-2818 4-25-72-2
BIG AND CHEAP
2/1.5 apt 1100 sq ft $595
3/2 apt 1300 sq ft $695
1800 NW 4th St. Over 20 houses also
available 373-4423 www.maximumre.com
SW 20th AVE CONDO
2BR/2.5BA. Perfect for Roommates.
Pool, bus route, W/D. $850/mo.
U For Rent
Furnished apartments close to UF
Individual bedroom leases
**WALK TO UF**
Huge 2BR/1BA apt. $600/mo
1ST MONTH FREE -WALK TO UF
Brand new 3BR 3BA, W/D, alarm system,.
$1200/Rent, 801 NW 3rd Avenue
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
One Bedroom/Bath Available @ $325/mo.
4 Bedroom house off NW 23rd Avenue.
Occupied by male students.
Call Union Properties, Inc. 373-7578
WALK TO CAMPUS from 1014 SW 1st Ave.
2/2 with W/D @ $825/MO.
Union Properties, Inc. 373-7578 1-22-10-2
Fernwood apartments SW 20th Avenue
1/1 @ $460/mo. On bus route
Union Properties, Inc. 373-7578 1-22-10-2
The apt is $375 a month and it has 1BR and
Bath also has the kitchen and a porch. 352-
378-1387 or 352-727-8550 1-22-10-2
**CUTE COTTAGE 0 CLOSE TO UF**
2BR/1BA, quiet, secluded, upscale 0 900
sq ft 0 W/D, covered patio 0 $700/mo 0 No
pets 1607 1/2 NW 12th Rd Available Jan
'07 Phone 352-466-4171 1-22-10-2
1BR/1BA avail Jan 1st, carpet, CHA, screen
porch, on site pool, fitness clubhouse, laun-
dry, close to UF, shopping, entertainment,
on bus route, pets ok, utilities incl. $775/MO
email@example.com 904-814-6976 1-
Photos, Virtual Tours, Specials
*5BR HOUSE & 1BR LOFTS*
Live w/friends or in a Private LOFT
GREAT Price! Avail. Aug. Next to UF
www.LiveNearCampus.com ** 376-6223
3BR/2BA Triplex-1 block from campus.
security deposit already paid.
Major reduction in rent to lease upl
Looking Glass Apartments
111 NW 16th St. Office
COMPLETELY REFURBISHED 2BR/1BA
condo, Quiet, 1 blk to ShandsNA, bus line,
$750. Everything new: carpets, blinds, tile,
cabinet, paint, doors. Safe area. 1st fir, CH/
A, spacious, some utils paid. 352-376-0080.
GREAT NW HOUSE 3BR 1BA, large
Screen porch, W/D hkups, gazebo, $850/
rent. Avail 2/1, 1110 NW 55th Street
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
CLOSE TO DOWNTOWN! 3BR 1.5 BA
House, living & family rooms, WD hookups,
$850/rent, avail 3/1, 2102 NE 8th Street
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
CLOSE IN LOTS OF GREEN SPACE
2BR home. $650/mo. Call 352-378-9220 or
2BR/2BA for rent, W/D, all appliances, $475/
room + sec dep, call Anna 407-448-b573
16, ALLIGATOR a THURSDAY, JANUARY 18, 2007
| For Rent
2 miles SW of Vet School & Shands at 3320
SW 23rd St. 1BR apt w/private courtyard
w/large oaks, quiet prof complex. Pets ar-
ranged. Rent starting at $435/mo. Call 352-
377-'150 1v mssg. 1-19-8-2
$380 only per mo. Private BRs & BA. Very
well maintained unit. Laundry room facili-
ties, full kitchen. includes all utilities & DSL.
10 min from UF. 954-854-9445. Email:
One BR apt for rent. 1 person, 1 car, no
smoking, no pets, no fleas. It is small, but
has .all. All util pd. $360/mo unfurnished.
Call Charlie "Whitey" Webb 375-4373. Stop
by 1215 NE 20th Ave. 1-23-10-2
Hawthorne Reserve off University Ave.
New 1, 2, and 3 Bedroom Condos, com-
pletely Refurbished in Quiet Wooded Setting.
Pool, Clubhouse and Cardio Center onsite.
W/D in each unit, Short Term OK. Close
to Mall and Royal Park. $750-$1200. Call
Union Properties, Inc. 373-7578 1-31-16-2
$375/mo 1 or 2 bed "Iris House" Close to
downtown & UF, fresh paint, new carpet,
bath & kitchen upgrades. Pet friendly, see
photos & info @ rentalworkshop.com
Cakes and-Pies and Golden Fries!
Ventura has a nice surprise!
Let us pay $200 of your January Rent!
2 bedrooms available
Pets welcome/Open Saturdays
1902 SW 42nd Way
Bike to UF! 2/2.5, 2-story condo
in popular community w/pool/fym
Unit is 1 year new. Move-in ready.\
Furnished Optn; FULLY NEGOTIABLE
352-281-1437; 352-692-1104 2-7-12-2
NW 39th Ave. Nice 2BR/2BA. Central AC.
Gated patio, trees. Some utilities paid.
Expensive wood-looking lamenated floor.
Good neighborhood in convenient loca-
tion.. $590-595. Call 373-8310/219-3937
$540/MO 2 BR COTTAGE
ON WOODED LOT, 1-75 & Archer.
Front porch, big yard, bus rt 75. No pets,
security deposit 375-6393 1-19-3-2
1BR/1BA 1 BLKTO UF!
Grad II Apts., 1236 SW 4th Ave.
Central H & Air, Carpet, Includes
wtr, swg, pst ctrl, garbage $500/MO
Laundry facilities. Call Merrill
Management Inc 352-372-1494 1-19-5-2
1BR/1BA apartment. Large screened in
porch. W/D hook-up. Pets ok. Rent $500/
MO. Sec deposit $500. 3300 SW 23rd St.
Apt #2 Call 371-3473 1-26-10-2
Apt. for rent 2BR/1BA
W/D 2 blocks from UF. 2 parking spaces
Call 352-317-4408 1-19-5-2
1BR/1BA No lease, open courtyard. 2 miles
to UF. On bus line, quiet neighborhood, next
to park. Free water. No pets $430/MO +$430
security deposit. Call 374-7175 1-19-5-2
3BR/1BA- NEXT TO UF August 1st
1227 SW 4th Ave.
Central H/AC, wood floors, clean
No pets, no smoking, $1240/MO
352-331-0590, 514-5060 cell 1-19-5-2
2BR/2BA. Great location cls to Butler Plaza,
UF Shands: Great for family and roommate.
Gym, pool. W/D New carpet & paint. $600.
No deposit. Call Rania 321-720-3991 for
exc--gnt deal. You will love it. 1-26-10-2
2/1 GREENLEAF CONDO
6737 & 7005 SW 44th Ave. $660/MO. No
pets, no smoking. Fresh paint, new ceramic
tile floors. 352-331-0590, 514-5060 cell
2BR/1.5BA Bellamy Forge, clean, new
kitchen & baths, W/D, pool, tennis, ceiling
speakers, water & pest control inc. & more.
No plts, smoke free. $875/mo 352-495-
1 unfurnished 3
You must see this spacious 4BR/2BA
house. Close to University of Florida &
Santa Fe. Pool & Hot Tub
Call Eric for details 352-682-7424
SHANDS AREA, 2BR/1.5BA townhouse
First, last, sec. Good rent history only.
386-328-6229 leave message. 1-29-10-2
3BR/1BA Wood floors.
Central H & Air, Washer/Dryer hk-ups
Garage, 1100 Sq ft. $725/mo Off
NE 16th Ave, 1050 NE 13th Place
Call Merrill Management Inc.
1 BR/1 BA Apt. near Sams Club
New Carpet, Window A/C
Nat Gas ht. $425/MO
2901 NW 14th Street. (Behind McDonalds.
off NW 31st Ave) Rental Refs a MUST!
Call Merill Management Inc 372-1494
2/2 Condo overlooking Golf Course
1200 Sq. Ft. $1000/MO F &'L + 500 dpst
11426 NW 67th Terrace
Call Merrill Management Inc 372-1494
2/1 Apt in Duckpond Area
Wood Floors, Central H & Air
Avail Feb 1st $700/MO
722 NE 4th Street. Call Merrill
Management Inc. 352-372-1494
WALK TO DOWNTOWN! 3BR/1BA
Newly remodeled duplex, newflooring,
W/D hookups, screen porch, $795/rent
623 SW 3rd Street
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
1 bedroom washer/dryer
central heat/air 1 block from
2 bedroom downtown $475
Gore-Rabell Realty 378-1387
Quiet/attractive/clean 3BR/1BA. NE. Bike to
UF. H/AC. Laundry/storage. 2 phone lines/
cable. Non-smoking. $895 + until 1st/last/dep.
376-7529 by appt. 1-23-5-2
U For Rent
ON CAMPUS Campus Edge, remodeled,
2/2, W/D in unit. Walk to Shands, class, gym,
pool. Penthouse unit, vaulted ceiling, quiet
location, ample parking space. Reasonable
rate. Avail Fall 239-992-2449, 239-250-6149
2BR/2BA apt for rent in Brandywine on
Archer Rd. Tile floor in the living room,
kitchen & bathroom. Carpet in the bedrooms.
Inlcudes back porch. For more info, please
call 262-2828 1-24-5-2
$310 Huge Room in HOUSE + 1/3 utilities.
Big 12 x 13 sq ft room, HBO, W/D, wireless.
Publix, Oaks Mall 2 min away. Safe location!
No pets please. Move in Feb 1 or sooner.
Call 561-310-3450 1-24-5-2
3BR/2BA MH 1 acre lot
no inside pets. Loc 8522 NE Waldo Rd. Call
3BRs in 3BR/2.5BA condo w/screened bal-
conies. Females only. Between UF & SFCC
w/bus route. Close to Mall & NFRMC. New
appliances. On-site W/D, pool, gym, tennis &
other amen. $275 to $350 ea 352-514-3425
OXFORD MANOR 1/1 sublease in 3/3 town-
house. Includes utilities, cable, W/D. V-ball
crt in backyard. $390 neg. 407-719-4159.
Email: Etbitmydog@aol.com 1-29-15-3
1BR/1BA in 3BR/3BA Hidden Lakes Apts.
$480/mo incl everything. W/D in unit. Porch,
pool, gym. Pets welcome. Call Ning 352-870-
LEXINGTON CROSSING $540/MO
JANUARY RENT FREE
AVAIL JAN 07 MAY 07
1 B/B IN A 4BED/4BATH, FEMALES
CALL 954-762-3048 / 954-567-2701
1BR shared BA, Spring sublease. January
FREE. Campus Club. $425/mo. Contact Jay
at 352-870-3234 1-19-9-3
Countryside @ University Condo
2BRs avail in 4BR/4BA for $425/ea. Cable,
water, elec incl except phone. Call Irvin 904-
610-0967 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
CLOSE THE DAY...OPEN YOUR MIND
Science Movie Night
Thursday, January 18 at 7 p.m.
Join amateur astronomer Michael Toomey as he
explores the fact and fiction behind Contact. Then visit
with Alachua Astronomy Club members who will have
telescopes set up for the duration of the evening.
This event is FREE and open to the public.
SUF Cultural Plaza SW 34th St. & Hull Rd.
(352) 846-2000 www.flmnh.ufl.edu
FLORIDA Mon.-Sat. 10am-5pm Sun. 1-5pm
MUSEUM i *I1i
OF NATURAL HISTORY.
Apt for Sublease Avail Jan 12th
$490/mo. Pet'friendly. 1BR. The Woods
Apartments. 6 mth. Christine 352-271-5544
or 813-368-7606 1-24-10-3
1BR perfectly clean sublease avail imme-
diately. W/D incl. At The Laurels. $830/mo.
Call 352-335-4455 ask for Seth Stripling's
apt. Can call 561-558-4855 after hours. 1-
Sublease for spring
Semester at Campus
Lodge for only $509/mo
All utilities paid, pool
Side apartment, call 786-252-4272 1-22-8-3
Sublease: 6 month lease 2BR/2BA
Gym, Tanning Booth, 3 Pools/Hot Tubs
Polos Apts of Gainesville
Rent $875 + utils. Sublease price negotiable
Male wanted for 2/2 Melrose apt $550 Avail
immediately-May '07. Jan rent FREE. All utils
incl. W/D, fully furnished, private bath, cable
w/HBO. Contact Teddy 863-513-5666 or
Sublease 2BR/1.5BA apt Feb 1 through June
30. $605/MO. Sun Harbor Apts, 999 SW 16th
Ave. Close to UF & Shands.
Call 352-505-7704 or 328-5707 1-19-5-3
Room in 4/3-house. Room has built in desk
and dresser and French doors. Wood floors
and fireplace in house. $400/month includes
everything. Call 561-389-8017 1-22-5-3
Spacious 1BR/1BA apt. 640 sq ft., W/D in
unit $680/MO rent, rublet lease, rentor pays
electric. 3 pools, gym, free tanning, pets al-
lowed, will pay all your move in costs
Can move in today, Call 352-258-8593
SUBLEASE asap at Campus Lodge
Fully furnished. Great atmosphere
Own private bedroom/bath
$529/MO total Contact 561-762-5293
3BR/2BA 1 mile from campus. Lease ends
August 2007. Will pay for transfer fee.
Pets allowed. No secuirty deposit needed.
$817/MO Call 352-225-6333 1-29-10-3
The Estates MONTH OF JANUARY FREE!
Male roommate needed in a 4BR/4BA
1313 sq ft. all utilities included, very nice
and clean only $535. 934-873-5514
Gainesville Place Apartments
1BR/1BA in 4/4 female apartment
$499/MO Available Feb-Aug
Furnished & Utilities included
Call 407-620-8217 1-22-5-3
1BR/1BA apt. $360/MO. Gatorside Apt. 10
min. walk to UF Sublease til May w/renewal
option. Immediate occupancy.
Call 772-579-0057 1-18-3-3
1/1 through July 31st. SUNRISE apt.
Jan rent FREE!
$470/mo. No dep. Call Will @ 813-966-7752
Available from Commercial News Providers"
THURSDAY, JANUARY 18, 2007E ALLIGATOR, 17
I Subleases I
BRAND NEW 1BR/1BA in 4BR/4BA
CABANA BEACH. $519/mo. Furnished.
Uilities & highspeed Eternet inc. Female only.
Private BA/Walk-in closet. Avail Feb 07 Aug
07. PLease call 352-871-0386 1-23-5-3
FEB RENT FREE
Right across from Library West. $492/mo
+ 1/3 utils & TV & wireless internet. Large
parking lot. Avail Feb 1 July 31. Call 352-
Female sublease: Royal Village. Walk to
UF. 1BR in 3BR/2BA. Available May 5 Aug
5. $450/mo $200 cash @ signing! Pool,
furnished. 561-793-2925 or 561-252-9607.
1 BR/1 BA. Great location
Very close to UF. $300/mo. 6 mo. Call Jose
GREAT 1/1 in a 4/4 at The Estates. $494/mo.
Everything included! Fully furnished, balcony
overlooks pool. Call Melissa 508-878-0537
Sublese avail IMMEDIATELY
furnished 4/2, male UF Student
University Commons, SW Archer Rd.
Approx 1 mile from UF
Under $400/mo. Call 407-718-9313 1-24-
MAKE $560 NOW! Sign up for sublease (thru
Aug 07) Melrose Student-Suites. 1BR/1BA in
2BR/2BA apt. Fully-furnished. Internet, cable
& utilities included. $560/mo. Call ASAP 352-
672-1123 or email email@example.com
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
Yw w 9
FEMALE ROOMMATES WANTED for four
bedroom furnished pool house. $450/mo +
utils. 1 mile from campus on bus route. Non-
smoker. No Dogs. Avail immediately. Call
FEMALE ROOMMATE NEEDED
(1) for 4/2.5 new townhouse, 10 min from
UF by car or bus, all included $400 954-557-
SHORT TERM OK. Grad or professional for
vegetarian household. BR & private BA in
lovely home. Convenient central Gainesville
location. $450 + 1/2 utils. 352-328-7474. 1-
FEMALE WANTED AVAIL NOW 1BR/1BA
in 4/4 condo $425 incl utilities, cable,
internet. WID, pool, bus 20. No pets.
or text mssg. 1-22-10-4
Responsible female roommate wanted, non-
smoker, 2BR/2.5BA townhouse, incl W/D,
electric, water, cable, hi-speed internet, on
bus route, 2 miles from UF. $475/mo. Call
MALE GRAD STUDENT PREFERRED
for 1BR w/private BA in 4BR/4BA condo.
W/D room, full kitchen, walk-in closet, 2nd
floor w/balcony. Close to UF on 2 bus routes,
nice pool & plenty of open parking. Available
Jan-July 31. $335. John @ 786-436-1657
Female roommate wanted. Close to UF,
furnished, 3BR/3BA, W/D in unit and until
included in rent. $489/mo. Month-to-month
available. Call Jen at 904-472-8149 or
MOVE 1N NOW!!! Female roommate for fur-
nished 4BR/4BA. $499/mo all included. Call
Jessica 305-510-1474 1-22-10-4
LIVE AT COUNTRYSIDE
1BR/1BA in 4BR/4BA apt only $410/mo incl
utils, cable, & internet. Furnished. Flexible
time period. 352-870-8459 1-22-10-4
Roommate wanted for 4BR/3BA house off
NW 16th Ave between SFCC & UF. Cox
cable TV & internet, DW, W/D, new carpet,
& ceiling fans. Over 20 yrs old please. $380/
mo. util incl 352-328-4995 1-22-10-4
LA MANCHA 914 SW 8th Ave.
Free cable, electric, dsl, $475/mo. Call 352-
Available from Commercial News Providers"
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J) 0 Roommates
Newly renovated Miami style home 3/2 look-
ing for a roommate 1.3 miles to UF. NW area.
Call Jona @ 352-682-1902 1-19-9-4
1BR/1BA in Rockwood Villa available now.
$325/mo + 1/3 utils. W/D. NS, singles, no
children, no pets. Call 352-682-6402 1-
Roommate wanted for 3/2.5 condo master
BR. NW 39th Ave & 42nd St. Pool, tennis, dsl.
$500/mo utils incl. No pets. Call 363-0143 or
363-0144 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Roommate needed for 3/3 twnhse in gated
comm. Lg BR w/pvt BA & walk-in closet. New
appliances, carpet & paint. All amenities &
utils incl. 24 hr gym, pool, Bball, HS internet,
cable w/HBO/SHO $550. 954-483-4597 1-
2 rooms in 4/2 quiet family neighborhood. 1
bik from UF bus stop. 10 min to UF. All utils
incl. $465/mo. Fully furn; W/D, huge kitchen
& backyard. Non-smoker, females only. 954-
803-4346, 352-372-1890 1-24-10-4
Roommate needed in Royal Village.
Sublease until August. Walk to UF Own bed-
room and shared bath. Utils, cable, internet
incl. Avail now! No redecorating fee. $460/
mo. Amelia or Ann 352-472-3661 1-24-10-4
Unfurn 1BR w/pvt BA in 2BR/2.5BA 2 story
Southfork Oaks condo. Near Target/Oaks
Mall/UF QOuiet M/F, NS, student/prof. No pets
2 cats on premises. $425/mo + 1/3 utils. Neg
on lease length. 352-284-3961 2-2-17-4
1BR in 3BR/2BA fully furnished house.
SW neighborhood, 10 min to UF Pool,
satellite, internet. Good for grad students.
$400/mo + utils. Avail ASAP 772-201-9933
NS, F, wanted to share 2/2 condo in' quiet
SE area (Treehouse Village) on busline. 2
pools & fitness center. Newly remodeled &
furn (except BR). W/D. Avail now. $430/mo +
1/2 util + dep. 321-266-7069, 321-725-4475
20 year old male looking for clean dog friend-
ly male or female roommate 2/2.5, biking
distance to campus $450/MO +1/2 utilities
MOVE IN NOW!! ON 13TH a big house
4/2 with a huge yard & fireplace. Rent and
utilities negotiable. About $400! Female only.
Call 954-483-9190. Near UF! 1-18-3-4
Jan FREE! Dorm too small? Huge room &
private bath. Avail in 2BR/2BA townhouse.
SW area. Bus rt 9, 12, 35. Pool, tennis, gym
& wireless. $390/mo + util. Short term avail.
Call 772-214-8179 1-26-6-4
Older female roommate preferred. Avail how
- 1BR in beautiful historic house downtown.
Private bath, W/D. Share house with health
& politically conscience roommate. $425/mo
+ 1/2 utils. Call Bluebird at 352-219-1095
Female roommate needed for 2BR/2BA apt.
10 min from campus. 2 bus routes, all fur-
nished, cable & internet. $500/mo includes
utilities. Call 941-928-2594 1-25-7-4
1 female needed. Clean & quiet place at
University Terr -West. $450 ALL utils in-
cluded: Cable, DSL, Electricity, and Water.
FULLY furn must see condo. 4BR/4BA. 5%
disc for 12mth lease. Dory Garcia 954-816-
Female roommate needed to share 2BR/
2BA apt in Haile Village. $450/mo + $450
dep. Contact Shannah @ 352-284-1403
Non-smooking female professional or grad
in luxury 3BR/2.5BA home, pool, close to UF
& SFCC. $395/mo + utils. 376-5970 or 258-
M/F needed to share 4BR/3BA remodeled
house in nice neighborhood w/UF students.
beautifully furn, clean! Must seel Screen
porch, fenced yard, quiet. NS, no pets. Share
BA. BR unfurn, $350/mo, or furn, $385/mo. 4
mo OR 8 mo lease. $250 sec. 386-212-1578
Need female to share 2BR/1 BA apt. $275/mo
+ 1/2 util. Sun Bay Apts. Call 256-6389 1-
j EII Roommates
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CLASSIFIEDS! Reach over 24,000 possible
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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
www.mattpricerealtor.com or Call Today,
352-281-3551, Matt Price, Campus Realty.
NEWLY RENOVATED 1 & 2 BR units start-
ing at $99,900 (as is at $86,900). Steps
from Shands, VA, Dental & more. $3,000
Closing Cost Credit w/Preferred Lenders.
Contact Tom Bellucci 352-538-6498 or Steve
Clark 352-328-831 at Coldwell Banker M.M.
Parrish Realtors 352-372-5375 for more in-
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 1-31-112-5
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Enjoy your own private patio in a Completely
Renovated 1, 2, or 3 bedroom Cazabella
condo across 34th St from UF campus. Walk,
bike or bus to any part of campus within min-
utes. Prices starting in the low $100,000's.
For more info visit www.Cazabella.com
or contact Coldwell Banker M.M. Parrish
Realtors (352-373-3583), Becky Cato (352-
665-0562) or Cindy Birk (352-871-2475).
Pre-Construction Pricing next to campus!
Oxford Terrace Il -Walk to UF from a brand
new condol www.oxfordterrace.com. Call
Eric Leightman with Action Real Estate
1BR/1BA condo, 2 miles from UF in very
quiet attractive NW area. New floors, utility
room with W/D. $79,000. Call 386-462-3066
2/2 + garage in Palm Grove on NW 39th Ave.
Open floor plan, abundant storage, Commu-
nity pool. $184,900. Contact 352-256-7906
for a showing. Realtors welcome. 1-19-5-5
LOFTS OASIS NY Style luxury loft. Newly
built concrete construction 2BR/2.5BA condo.
Soaring windows & high ceilings. Near UF,
on bus rt. Best price on the market. $230k.
Ricardo Kokkas; Realtor 352-318-3384
1BR 3 blocks to UF & Shands. Newly re-
modeled, central A/C, W/D, luxury kitchen,
tile/Pergo, DW, very clean & private, big
BR, ample parking, first floor, on bus route.
) uIl Real Estate
Would You Like to Live Near UF?
Stop Renting, BUY NOW!
Free List of Available Condos
Campus Realty 336-3900 2-8-20-5
Woud You Like to Live Near UF?
Stop Renting, BUY NOW!
Free List of Available Homes
SCampus Realty 336-3900 2-8-20-5
Home for Sale. 3BR/2BA, 1224 sq ft. Newer
paint, roof furnace & A/C. New front door with
storm door. Eat-in kitchen. Indoor laundry.
Large shed in fenced backyard. 70802-
houses, condos, land & any other real estate.
Can close in 3 days, all cash. 727-560-6081
FSBO Imile from UF!
Awesome 3BR/2BA house
Compl renovated, sep liv/fam rm
Reduced to sell at $219,000
-1617 NW 10th Terr. 352-538-7879
COUNTRY CLUB LIVING
1, 1 & 3BR condos from the low $100s.
Pool, tennis, fitness & more.
Call for office hours 352-371-9555
Bosshardt Realty Services, Inc.
h,,LE T GLk N ATL ( 0ND0...
NEW 1 & 2BR Condos Starting at $159K
By UF. Gated. Covered, assigned parking
Matt & Tiffany Thomas Realtors
Bosshardt Realty Services, Inc.
352-494-0194 & 352-316-5556
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
Walk to UF, 4 bedroom condo
$180,000 high-speed internet
Call Smoak Allen 352-317-5999
Campus Realty Group 352-336-3900 1-
4BR/4BA condo for sale by owner. UTW SW
20th Ave. Newly remodeled buildings. W/D,
dishwasher, pool, hottub. On 2 bus routes,
close to campus, store, mall, 1-75. Partly fur-
nished. Call Maggie 561-445-2314 1-24-5-5
BED QUEEN $100 ORTHOPEDIC
Extra thick, pillow-top, mattress & box. Name
brand, new, still in plastic. Call 352-372-7490
will deliver. 4-25-72-6
BED FULL SIZE $75 ORTHOPEDIC
Pillow-top mattress & box. New, unused, still
in plastic w/warranty. Can deliver. Call52-
MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT $350
Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must
sell. Can deliver. Retail $2300. .352-372-
BED KING $170 PILLOWTOP
mattress & box springs. Orthopedic rated.
Name brand, new, never been used, in
plastic with warranty. Call 352-372-8588 Can
deliver. 4-25-72-6 '
18, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, JANUARY 18, 2007
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CHERRY SLEIGH BED solid with Pillowtop
Mattress & Box. All new still boxed. Cost
$1500, sacrifice $550 352-333-7516
Sof $175 Brand new in pkg 333-7516
BEDROOM SET. 7pc Cherry, Queen/ king
bed, dresser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, chests
avail. Dovetail const. New, in boxes. Can de-
liver. Retail $6500, must sell, sacrifice $1400
(352) 372-7490 4-25-72-6
SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather.
Bri new in plastic w/warranty. Retail
$2650. Sacrifice $750. Call 352-377-9846
DINING ROOM Beautiful cherry set w/table,
6 Chippendale chairs, hutch & buffet. New,
still in boxes. Retail $5200, sacrifice $1100.
Must sell. Can deliver. 352-372-8588 4-25-
FUTON Solid oak mission-style frame w/
mattress. New, in box. $140 332-9899
DINETTE SET 5pc $85 Brand new in box.
Never used. 352-377-9846 4-25-72-6
**BEDS ALL BRAND NEW**
**Full $80 Queen $100 King $170**
Orthopedic pillow-top sets. Brand name
matching sets not used or refurbished. Still
in plastic, direct from factory! 352-333-7516.
BED- QUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mat-
tress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand
new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver.
Bed- All New King! 3pc Orthopedic pillowtop
mattress set. Brand NEW, still in plastic with
warranty. Can deliver. $170 352-333-7516.
BEDROOM SET- $300 BRAND NEW
Still in boxes! 6 pieces include: Headboard,
2 Nightstands, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must
sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 4-25-72-6
FUTON $60 Solid Oak Mission Style. With
plush mattress $140. All brand NEW still in
box. Can deliver. 352-333-7516 4-25-72-6
P' Table Gorgeous 8" All wood table.
Leather pockets, Italian 1" slate, carved legs.
Brand new still in crate. MUST SELL Retail
$5500. Sell $950. Can deliver 352-377-9846
Hot Tub/Spa $1295 Brand New Loaded!
Waterfall, LED lights, cupholders, 110-v
energy efficient with warranty. Free delivery,
MUST SELL 352-372-8588 4-25-72-6
Bed-FULL size pillowtop mattress & box.
New, in plastic, warr. Can del. $80 317-4031
Sofa $185 Brand new! Love seat $150 still in
pkg. Can del 352-333-7516
BEDS FURNITURE FUTONS
LOW PRICES & LARGE SELECTION
Dumas Discount 371-4422 1201 E. Univ. Av.
New S Used Buy Sell 4-25-72-6
Available from Commercial News Providers"
BED SETS CLOSEOUTS
Sealed in plastic Twin sets $89. Full sets
$129. Queen sets $149. King sets $189. 352-
376-0953 or 352-378-6005 4-25-72-6
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 *FEill mattress & boxspring sets $49
Queen sets $89 *Single sets$39 *King
sets $99 *from estate sale. 376-0939/378-
6005 Call-A-Mattress 4370 SW 20th Ave.
BEDS FUTONS FURNITURE
Quality furniture at reasonable prices.
Morrells Furniture Outlet,
140 NW 6th St. 352-378-3400
Shop ONLINE at www.morrellsfurniture.com
Need to sell $50 OBO. Call 321-759-4721
Color TV 19" $40 La-Z-Boy recliner $40
* full size bed $50 old wood stove (or-
namental) $60 0 gas weed-eater $40 old
magazines Aero Digest 1945-1953 over 50
$95 Call 335-5326 1-24-5-6
Chris Snyer's bed/desk
double bed, flat wood/glass desk
3 sem new, 1 owner, great condition
bed $200, desk $75 OBO. 352-262-2439
CASH PAID For Laptops
Power Supplies & Drives.
Joel www.pcrecycle.biz 4-25-72-7
4GB iPod mini silver
Factory refurbished. Excellent Cond. $120.
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 UNIV AVE (DOWNTOWN)
ei For Sale
Private, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF.
Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-538-
2181. Can leave mssg. 4-25-72-10
Books by Bob Brackin
Visit my website
60 sec from UF taking new applications.
Spring semester $280 (4 mos) 538-2454
UF SURPLUS EQUIPMENT AUCTIONS
bikes, computers, printers, vehicles and
more. All individuals interested in bidding
go to: http://fa.ufl.edulam/surplus/onlinel
Engagement ring for sale- 1ct. round dia--
mo n ring, in wnhie golo. Clearly vo-2, CoIor
A* nF, ring appraised at $6,600- Must sell $3,750
1 A0 Al.mnpu. tr lEEh OBO 727-560-6081 4-25-68-10
333-8404 Motorcs, Moped
Computer Help! Now! M
Computer Help Fast A+ Computer Geek
House/Dorm 59 min response. No waiting/
unplugging/hassels. $30 Gator discount w/
ID. Certified MCSE Technicians. 333-8404.
352.219.2980 ,. 3 GuFm
- Computer/laptop repair
-Virus, spyware, hardware
- Fix it for $44
- Home/dorm 352-219-2980 4-25-72-7
COMPUTER &-LAPTOP REPAIRS
We buy computers and laptops
Working and Non-working
378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street
Microsoft Certified Professional here to
address all of your computer and home net-
working needs. Free estimate. References
available. Don't hesitate. Call 352-226-5151
DATA RECOVERY & Forensic Analysis
Professional, Reliable Work
Law Enforcement Officer
BS Degree, A+ Certified Technician
** SCOOTERS **
RPM MOTORCYCLES INC
SALES, SERVICE, PARTS
Many Brands Available 518 SE 2nd St.
Scooters from $899. Largest selection from
KYMCO, Daelim, Hyosung, Adly, Go-Ped,
Schwin, others. 2 yr warrantees.
3550 SW 34th St 338-8450 solanocycle.com
*****New Scooters 4 Less*****
Providing excellent service and
new scooters at great prices!
1901 NW 67th Place, 336-1271
NEW website www.NS4L.com
We have moved to a temp. location as we
.await the completion of our new state of the
art facility. We still have new scooters start-
ing at $1199.1 yr Warranties. We also service
ALL brands of scooters. Pickup Available.
Low Labor Rates. Free estimates. 376-6275
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 4-25-72-11
534 SW 4th Ave. Largest Selection of
E-bikes, Scooters, Accessories and More!!
Best Prices and Customer Service!!
0000000* CASH PAID ********
For MOTORCYCLES OR SCOOTERS
Newer or Older Running or Not
5-15- Fast & Convenient Free Pick Up
Call today 352-441-0442
Hondas Chevys 0 Jeeps and more!
$0 Down, 36 Months @ 8.5% apr.
For listings call 800-366-9813 ext 9765
'01 Chevy Prizm
65k miles, $3.3k, automatic, check
HONDA SHADOW '86 V-TWIN
VT1100 Exc orig cond
Runs great, 21K $3500/OBO
Joel 352-336-0075 1-18-5-11
03 United Motor Xpeed 50
Two sweater. Lock box. Excellent condition
$1,100 OBO 772-201-2528 1-19-5-11
99 HONDA SR ELITE
49 cc scooter, good cond. low miles. Call
Jack 352-219-9676 1-23-5-11
2005 49CC SCOOTER
Graduated. BEST college investment ever
made! $650 (352)262-4233 1-24-5-11
SCOOTER 95 SUZUKI SEPIA
Well maintained, ask for details.
Runs like a champ.
$700 OBO, 352-262-2439 1-24-5-11
FAST CASH PAID FOR ANY CAR*
*Running or not!*
*NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS
*Over 10 yr svc to UF students
*Call Don @ 215-7987 4-25-72-12
CARS -CARS Buy*SellTrade
Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes
Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars
3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com
CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150
OVER 50 IMPORTS UNDER $10,000
SELECT MOTOR CAR
THE YELLOW BUILDING
2715 N MAIN 377-1616
$500! POLICE IMPOUNDS!
HONDAS, CHEVYS, TOYOTAS, ETC.
For listings 800-366-9813 ext 4622
Sunrise Auto Sales
3630 N Main St.
Buy Here, Pay Here 4-25-72-12
Sunrise Auto Sales
3630 N. Main St.
No credit check
Bring W-2s and Drive home today. 4-25-
Sunrise Auto Sales
$2000 off all financed vehicles
Wide selection of vehicles 4-25-72-12
Sun City Auto Sales
2306 NE Waldo Rd
Buy Here, Pay Here
No credit check 4-25-72-12
Sun City Auto Sales
Bring W-2s & drive home today
Wide selection of vehicles
$2000 off all financed vehicles 4-25-72-12
JUNK CARS HAULED AWAY!
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MUST HAVE TITLE! METRO GNV ONLY!
CALL DON 215-7987 4-25-72-12
Used Cars Sale & trade
See our inventory! 5-15-84-12
This newspaper assumes no responsibil-
ity for injury or loss arising from contacts
made through advertising. We suggest that
any reader who responds to advertising use
caution and investigate the sincerity of the
1- advertiser before giving out personal infor-
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05 TOYOTA COROLLA LE
AC/Heat, Power Door Locks/Steering/
Windows, Tilt Wheel, Cruise Cntrl, Multi CD,
radio, great condition, 8600 miles, pretty
new. $13,500. Call Che 319-621-5848 1-
1997 WHITE 2 DOOR HONDA CIVIC EX.
Manual, AC, Power Everything, 117k. Great
Shape! $4000/OBO. Call Kim @ 352-281-
1998 BLACK VW CABRIO CONVERTIBLE.
Manual, AC, 70k, Clean Title. Runs Great!
$4000/OBO. Call Ches @ 352-284-8536
95 EXPLORER XLT
Great condition, black, 180,000 miles, premi-
um sound system, AC. Reece towing $2500
OBO 352-256-0737 1-19-5-12
95 CHEV VAN G20 6 CYLINDER
104k. Mark III conversion luxury interior,
CD very. nice cond. only ac out, no $ to fix.
Sacrific $2500 318-9466 after 5 1-19-5-12
'97 CHEVY LUMINA LS
Color: blue, 115k, runs great, cold A/C, good
condition exterior & interior, tinted windows,
Pioneer 50 x 4 W, CD deck w/detachable
face. $2450/OBO. Call Adam 352-339-1268
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.
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 theTower Rd. area 1-19-50-13
LOCAL ARTIST NEEDS:
* Gold Diamonds Gems Class Rings
* ETC *Top Cash $$$ or Trade *
OZZIE'S FINE JEWELRY 373-9243. 8-15-
ASSISTANCE FOR BLIND LADY living in
the Tower Rd area. Need volunteer compan-
ions for EVENING WALKS and SATURDAY
MORNING TRIPS TO ANGEL GARDENS.
Prefer females. Please call 352-219-6948
UF GRAD PAYS MORE
for gold jewelry, scrap gold, Rolex, dia-
monds, guitars, etc. Top $$$. Get my offer
before you sell! Call Jim 376-8090 or 222-
Buying jewelry, gold, diamonds etc.
Top dollar paid. 727-560-6081
l* Help Wanted
THURSDAY, JANUARY 18, 2007 ALLIGATOR, 19
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I the independent florida
Evening Newspaper Production
Applications are now being accepted for edi-
torial production at The Independent Florida
Alligator. Applicants should be available two.
to three nights a week between 6:00 pm and
1 am, Sunday through Thursday. Production
duties include layout and design. Experience
is preferred on software applications, Adobe
Indesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat.
A one-year commitment is expected.
Please include references and availability
All previous applicants are encouraged to
reapply. Fill out application at the front desk
of the Alligator, 1105 W. University Ave.
between 9am and 4pm, M-F. Ask for the
production application. Equal Opportunity
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Bright? Enthusiastic? Like people? Must be
over 22, stable work history, cleah driving re-
cord, drug-free, pers ref. www.carrsmith.com
for details. 4-25-72-14
Animal Care Tech looking for hard working
person to work w/ reptiles & rodents. Will
train, PT to start with more hrs possible. Start
at $7.00/hr. Flex hrs. Please call 495-9024
between 9-4 M-F. 4-25-72-14
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Students in Accounting, Aviation, Business/
Sales and IT needed for various positions.
Flexible schedules and competitive pay. Join
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$$ STUDENTS GET CASH $$
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$Cash on the Spot$ SANDY'S No appt
necessary! 2906 NW 13th St 372-1226 4-
$250 A DAY POTENTIAL
No experience necessary, training provided.
800-965-6520 ext 138 4-25-72-14
Needed for evaluations of
Local Stores, Restaurants and Theaters
Flexible Hours, Training Provided
Call 1-800-585-9024 ext 6254
$10 15/Hour DRIVERS
$6.40 $7.40/Hour INSIDERS
Apply online at www.gatordominos.com
Or at any of the 6 locations. 4-25-72-14
$100 EACH NIGHT Guaranteed-
13th St. or University Ave Domino's now hir-
ing 10 drivers. Closing drivers earn $100 to
$125 each night. Apply @ 3311 W.University.
377-4992. or 2106 SW 13th St. 373-2337
GREAT PAY FOR THOSE WHO STAY! Park
Place Car Wash is looking for hard workers
for all positions. Cashiers (fullday availability)
& line workers (AM 8:30-1 & PM 12-6 shifts
avail) 15-40hrs-your choice. Great work envi-
ronment. Apply in person. 7404 NW 4th Blvd.
Across from Home Depot. No calls please
POLITICAL CALL CENTER
Phone reps needed ASAP for Political
Campaigns. Base hourly rate + bonus.
371-5888ext. 111 or 4112NW22ndDr. 4-
EARN $60 THIS WEEK!
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Best part-time job you'll ever have
Bring this Ad and Earn an
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FT and PT. Must be customer oriented & de
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needed for GSA rec and camp youth teams.
Experience required. License preferred for
-comp. For info:
email@example.com or 379-5979
PIZZA HUT-Now Hiring
DRIVERS & COOKS, Part time/Full time.
5004 NW 34th St. 352-373-7733 1-31-
Leasing Consultant, PT
Sales & customer service exp.
*Get Paid & Have Fun *Flexible Hours &
Competitive $ *Sales Experience Required
*eBay Experience a plus *Resume To
Pirvate dance co. Great for students. Great
pay, fast cash & flexible hours. Call to start
today! 378-3312 1-31-34-14
$10-12/HR + 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)
SOFTWARE DEVELOPER III
to devise and develop software and related
procedures and write, test and implement
computer programs. Require masters in
computer science, computer engineering
or closely related field. Proficiency in XML
(XSLT), PHP, SQL, & JAVA. 40 hours/week.
Send resume to :firstname.lastname@example.org
Refer to job code FLDDP906
TUTORS NEEDED for lon1 tutoring at-
risk elem students. 1-4 afternoons/wk.
$9.50/hr. 15-20 min drive from UF. Fed
Work Study work permit req'd. Volunteers
welcome. 352-384-1155 email@example.com. 1-
NOW HIRING NOTE TAKERS
The Perfect Work Study Program
Hiring excellent notetakers in UF's 50 most
popular classes. Apply in person. Located
across from The Swamp in the UF Plaza.
Interviews only. Office employees editing
experience a plus. Office help needed. Work
from your location. Need experienced person
to write chapter summaries. Apply in person
EDUCATIONAL RETAIL STORE
Looking for PT help;-flexible hours, will work
around your class schedule. Please bring
resume to: 2020 NW 6th St. 1-31-17-14
University of Florida
Survey Research Center
408 W University Ave. suite 106
Apply Mon-Fri 9am-9pm
41 392-2908 ext. 105
$7.50/hr + BONUS + Paid Training
$8.00 SpanishlEnglish bilingual speakers
Telephone Interviewing NO SALES
S HARRY'S SEAFOOD BAR & GRILL
Now hiring all positions. Apply within 110 SE
1st. St. Downtown Gainesville 372-1555 1-
Experienced Notetakers and Editors
Apply Online at www.SmokinNotes.com
FT/PT. Flexible schedules for students and
Get paid while you learn. Flexible hours.
Relationship builders. Salary plus commis-
-F-T/PT. Flash exp. a plus.
Please send resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cook & Cashier, PT & FT. apply in person,
Maui Teriyaki 600 NW 75th Street.
Benefits include FREE meals. 1-26-14-14
Perfect PT Job. Evening Sales Reps. $7-
10/hr, Paid Training, Paid Wkly, Flex Sched.
Also seeking experienced B2B salesper-
sons. 25% commission, Paid Wkly, Flex
Sched. 352-377-2573 1-22-10-14
Require BS, computer science, computer en-
gineering or closely related field. Proficiency
in Java, SQL, PHP and XML. Spring grads
welcome to apply. Send resume and GPA
to email@example.com. Company
Finance co. seeks FT Admin Asst for
progressive company. Individual must be
long-term, motivated, reliable, post-grad
preferred. Phone skills, customer service,
& computer exp. a must. Competitive salary
based on exp. + bonuses. Fax resume to
Experience preferred. Afternoons & week-
ends. 386-454-1001 1-19-9-14
No registration fee. Make money at your
schedule. Offer all UF, Santa Fe courses and
others. Respond to course requests online
AUDIT. Apply in person The Paramount
Plaza 2900 SW 13th St 240-0159 1-31-
Part time $8-$14/hr. Great for responsible,
creative person. Good w/details. Many proj-
ects; various art. 374-7038 1-24-10-14
Experienced Veterinary Technician needed
who enjoys working with animals with great
people skills. Full time preferred. Benefits,
bonus available in Alachua 386-462-3822
NANNY JOBS six jobs in Gvl NOW.
Full time $$ Part time $$ Afternoons.
Noah's Ark Nanny Agency resume.
pix, class schedule; gnv@nanoneon6,com
Potential earnings $14-$20/hri Make your
own schedule. Fun environment, great op-
portunity. For info contact Jason 379-3663.
LOTS OF NANNIES NEEDED
AM'S/PM'S MWF/T TH
resume, pix, schedule to:
NOAH'S ARK NANNY
PT inventory control, flexible hours.
Great job for students! Will work around
Class schedule. Apply at Concessions Office,
South End Zone Ben Hill Griffin Stadium,
next to the Gator Sport Shop 352-375-4683
x 6500 1-19-6-14
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 1-19-6-14
flexible hours for cleaning, mowing, errands
& minor chores. $6-8/hr. Leave clear mes-
sage- 373-1690 1-18-5-14
We need to start 25 ppl IMMED.
Great Pay, Cut Sales/Svc, Conds Apply
All Ages 17+, Call Now 372-6697
$7/hr plus, handling incoming/outgoing calls,
positive attitude/dependability a must, call
now 372-6697 1-18-5-14
16-14 PINCH A PENNY
5010 NW 34th Street. Full Time/Part Time
SA LES C LER K sales associates. Apply in person. 1-25-
Sandy's Consignment Boutique 372-1226
Clinical assistant needed full time for patient
care in ophthalmology. Will train. Resume to
Dr. Levy afn22025@cox.Net 1-19-8-14
Sales/Leasing Specialist Part-time and Full-
time professional sales positions- in local
management co. Fax resume, cover letter
& avail schedule to 352-376-6269 or e-mail
Sun Country Sports is hiring gymnastics,
tumbling, office, bookkeeping, and more.
Applications avail @ www.suncountryspor
ts.com. Bring application to either location.
Attn Smokers! Earn at least $7/hr Smokers
needed to participate in a study on decision-
making & smoking. If interested, come to
Rm 81 in the UF Psychology Bldg, call 392-
0601 x297, visit www.psych.ufl.edu/~locey/
smokers.mht for more info. 4-25-70-14
Part time Hrs/Full time Salary Flex Schedule,
Leverage your Marketing and Strengthen
Your Sales Skills. 305-677-9821 or
NERO'S ITALIAN RESTAURANT
**Now hiring exp servers, counter staff,
assistant day shift & night shift managers,
dishwasher. Please apply at 5240 NW 34th
St. Across from YMCA Call 2-4pm 372-7430
Prlemerl production I s uNow nHirilllll
Full Time Customer Service Reps
Premier Productions Is Now Hiring
Account Executives (Exp Req)
Managing Acocunts with:
Student Organizations &
Premier Productions Is Now Hiring
Business, Marketing, Finance
PT Front office help for
2-3 mornings per week
Office experience required
Fax resume to 352-338-7710 1-19-5-14
The Village Market
Haile Plantation Village Center
Hiring part time help 20-30 hours/week
Weekend availability a must
Calll 380-0111 for directions only
Approx. 25 hours/week $7/hour
Call Shannon 284-2959
Ada's Clothes Repair 4-25-68-14
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20, ALLIGATOR N THURSDAY, JANUARY 18, 2007
* 1 Help Wanted
Family medicine Dr. in solo practice seeks FT
ARNP or PA to assist w/clinic and hospital re-
sponsibilities. Salary, incentive and benefits.
Please contact Christie Reece 386-328-2222
or 386-916-4442 email firstname.lastname@example.org
PIANO TEACHER IS NEEDED
Lessons are at our home.
Must have experience teaching children.
Call 352-275-2062 or email@example.com
Tired'f sitting around with 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
NOW HIRING FOR KITCHEN STAFF/SUSHI
CHEFS for new location. Apply in person at
Bento Cafe on Newberry Road. Next to
GEICO is now hiring 1 PT & 1 FT person
who are team-oriented, energetic, profes-
sional, responsible, and who possess an
unstoppable desire to win! For immediate
consideration call Ken @ 375-2886
Yamatb Japanese Steak House
Now Hiring Servers.
Apply in person @526 NW 60th Street
We are growing and we have
the following open positions
at 352 Media Group.
Web Programmers & Interns
Web Designers & Interns
Project Managers & Interns
Work with the best of the best:
Send your resume to
Espresso Barista Trainee wanted next to
Oaks Mall. 15 hrs.week. Alt. Fri am's, every
3rd Sat & Sun AM, & every Mon pm. Cashier
experience helpful. Will train all else. Email
work history w/names, dates, duties, & con-
tact info to : firstname.lastname@example.org
RGIS INVENTORY SPECIALIST
Year round hourly work
No experience necessary
$8 an hour to start
Apply online at RGISINV.COM
Or by phone at 352-861-7004 1-29-10-14
EMPLOYMENT NOTICE .
Recreation Athletic Assistant
Responsible for directing youth & adult sports
programs; Assist developing and monitoring
programs, recruiting volunteers, Must have:
knowledge of recreation programs parks/rec
equipment, facility/grounds maintenance &
budgets; ability to recruit, motivate person-
nel & volunteers; possess a valid Florida
Drivers License; BA or BS Degree & 2
yrs exp or comparable; & Basic computer
skills; The City of Newberry has generous
medical, dental & leave benefits and is an
Equal Opportunity Employer & Drug Free
Workplace Applications available at
City Hall, City of Newberry:
25440 W. Newberry Rd,
Newberry, Florida 32669 and be
returned to Human Resources by
5 pm on Jan. 26, 2007 1-22-5-14
Looking for individual to administer pric-
ing and contract system. Responsibilities
include reviewing and updating records;
ensuing consistency between negotiated
price and documented agreement; review-
ing and resolving pricing discrepancies;
assisting others on pricing process; and
providing advanced reporting on contract
'status. Candidates must have extensive
knowledge of windows based office pro-
ductivity tools; and 1-3 years of order pro-
cessing and accounts receivable. Please
submit your cover letter, resume, and salary
history to email@example.com .For
more Information on this opportunity visit
I Help Wanted
ICHIBAN SUSHI'is hiring waitstaff, bartend-
ers, and sushi help to join our team!
Must have 1 year experience.
Apply in person weekdays between 2-5 pm.
4401 NW 25th Place Suite J. 1-22-5-14
TCBY Hiring Friendly People.
Apply at Newberry Crossing, Thornebrook,
or Archer Road. 1-31-12-14
YMCA WINTER EMPLOYMENT
We are currently seeking dedicated, ener-
getic, people oriented individuals to fill the
After school counselors
(Gainesville, Lake City, Bronson)
After school Bus drivers
(Gainesville, Lake City)
Apply in person to Northwood YMCA, 5201
NW 34th Street, 352-374-9622 EOE DFWP
AMAZING SUMMER at PA coed overnight
camp. Men and Women wanted for all ac-
tivities and counselor positions. Good Salary.
Internships Available. Visit our web site,
www. campnockamizon.com to schedule on
campus interview for February 13.
Seeking a responsible individual who is
organized, detailed-oriented and reliable.
Able to work at least 20 hrs/wk. Prepare
documents for scanning. Scan documents
using scanner/pc software. Audit scanned
documents. Able to pick up 20 Ib box. Great
job for the serious student. Submit resume
to firstname.lastname@example.org. Background
check required. EOE/DFWP 1-29-10-14
Join garden install crew. PT & flex hrs. Must
be dependable, honest, good driving record,
team player & like.to work outside. Prefer
hort exp. Pays $7-$9/hr. Call Kim 333-9661
Paid survey takers needed in Gainesville.
100% FREE to join. Cllick on Surveys. 4-
Energetic, serious, hard-working individuals
to assist customers with high-quality sporting
goods merchandise. We're looking for the
best. Full and part time opportunities. No
phone calls. Min 2 year commitment. Loyd
Clarke. Sports 1504 NW 13th St. 1-26-8-14
3010 SW Archer Road. Now hiring guys &
Receptionist: Proficient in Microsoft Office
products. Detail-oriented with outstanding
organizational skills. Excellent verbal and
written communication skills. Please send
resume to Isutherland@352media.com 1-
LOOKING FOR EXTRA CASH?
We are looking for individuals between 25
& 40 who are nutrition conscience, exercise
regularly, to promote products on weekends
'in local grocery stores. Card Table and
Cooler required. $90/6 hr day. Please call
Serv Corp. LLC 1-800-238-9199 x 339 or:
email email@example.com 2-6-15-14
Leasing Agents Needed
Towne Parc Apts.
Please contact the office
to speak to Haley 1-19-3-14
Catering/Driver positions available with
Gainesvilles best catering company. All shifts
& flexible hours for enthusiastic people who
want a fun job loaded with opportunity and
variety. Apply at 904 N. Main St. 1-30-10-14
FT with benefits. Please email resumes to
* Help Wanted
EXP PRESSURE WASHING person w/truck
to pull trailer; flexible, part-time "as needed",
good pay. Only serious candidates, please.
352-870-6017, firstname.lastname@example.org 1-
Earn cash to pay off those holiday bills.
FREE gift cards! 2-14-20-14
Advandced Technologies & Testing Lab
is seeking applications for Full/Part Time
Office Assistant and Lab Technician/
Chemist. Please email your resume to
email@example.com or fax to 352-378-0322
Outgoing, energetic person to watch 9 month
old Tuesdays & Thursdays 9-5. References
required, experience necessary. $8/hr. Call
Bright, enthusiastic,, industrious 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
Special Projects Mgr. FT days Handle distri-
bution, sales development & customer svc
for publishing co. Must be outgoing, detail-
oriented & have dependable car. Resume
& cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
Fire Sprinklers Save Lives!
Fitters Install Fire Sprinkler Pipes Must be
dependable, work at heights 6 FT +, willing to
learn. Excellent Benefit Packaage! Excellent
pay! Full Time days. 1-866-411-9237
5 STAR PIZZA
Now hiring all positions. Apply in person 600
NW 75th St. 1-31-10-14
Responsibilities include, packaging implants/
instruments, performing visual inspec-
tions and conducting physical inventories.
Candidate should have experience in a pro-
ductionr environment. Experience with pack-
aging production in a sterile environment
helpful. Must have a high-school diploma or
equivalent.Send cover letter, resume and sal-
ary history to email@example.com
or fax to (352) 378-2617. For more informa-
tion on this position and Exactech please
visit www.exac.com 1-22-3-14
SUBWAY OAKS MALL
Happy, energetic, fast, reliable, honest
people. No hot greasy fries. No grease traps.
Call 305-773-3592 2-14-20-14
Spend your summer in a lakefront cabin in
Maine. If you're looking to spend this sum-
mer outdoors, have fun while you work, and
make lifelong friends, then look no further.
Camp Mataponi, a residential girls camp
in Maine, has male/female summertime
openings for Land Sports, Waterfront (small
crafts, skiing, lifeguarding, WSI, boat driv-
ers), Ropes Course, Tennis, H.B. Riding,
Arts & Crafts, Theater, Cooking, Gymnastics,
Dance, Videography, Group Leaders & more.
Top salaries plus room/board & travel provid-
ed. Call us today toll free at 1-888-684-2267
or apply online at www.campmataponi.com
U 1I Services
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. 4-25-72-15
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 4-25-72-15
Want to be a CNA? Don't want to wait?
Express Training Services can get you certi-
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No. 1 Gators feel no added pressure
By RACHEL ROBINS
0- Alligator Writer
If all goes Coach Rhonda
Faehn's way, the UF gymnastics
team will have the last laugh.
After watching the Gators
basketball and football teams
win national championships,
Faehn believes her squad is
"(With) the basketball and
the football wins for the national
championships, we feel so much
pride for our school," Faehn
said. "It does not bring added
pressure because we want to
win on our own. That has been
our goal from the very begin-
ning. We add that pressure. It
does not come from the outside
sources. We draw inspiration
and motivation from them."
The Gators (6-0) are headed
in the right direction with their
current No. 1 ranking. After
impressive wins at the Super Six
Challenge and against then-No.
12 Oregon State, the Gators cata-
pulted past Georgia and Utah.
"We may be ranked No. 1
right now, but ask me six weeks
from now how I feel about
where we stand, and that will
give us a better gauge of where
we .E," Faehn said. "I sincerely
feel, if we keep moving in the
same direction, we can abso-
lutely still be ranked No. 1."
UF held the No. 1 ranking
for a brief time last season, but
this year the Gators may have
the best chance to maintain that
position for the long haul.
This is in large part due to the
premiere of redshirt freshman
Sinclair sustained a tom right
ACL at the 2005 Massilia Gym
Cup. As a result, she sat out the
Now, she is back and ready
to live up to her potential.
She has already won the all-
around title at the Super Six.
Sinclair also tied for the top
score in the uneven bars and
was second on the beam at the
Her coaches wanted to rest
her against Oregon State, but
Sinclair still managed to win
has four new
hope to make
Sinclair O n e
Amanda Castillo, has been mak-
ing an impression so far. Castillo
was a member of the 2005 and
2006 Junior Olympic National
This season she claimed fifth
place on the vault and sixth on
the uneven bars at the Super
In addition, she was third in
all-around against Oregon State.
"Every year our recruits keep
getting better and better," senior
Chantelle Tousek said. "We just
have a lot of talent on the team.
We always have been consistent,
but now, we have difficult (rou-
tines) so that will get us to the
SEE GYMNASTICS, PAGE 23
UF gymnastics coach Rhonda Faehn speaks to sophomore Corey
Hartung during the Gators' win against Oregon State on Friday.
Saints keep unblemished conference mark
* SANTA FE HELD OFF ST. JOHNS
RIVER'S SECOND-HALF RUN.
By EVAN DREXLER
Terrill Humphrey scored 17 points
and Francis Aihe added 12 as Santa Fe
Community College defeated visiting St.
Johns River Community College 78-71 on
"Typical game for him," said SFCC
coach Chris Mowry of the performance by
Humphrey, who played for St. Johns River
as a freshman. "Humphrey is an outstand-
ing shooter and gives the team a spark of-
After taking a '39-26 lead into halftime,
the Saints (15-3, 3-0 Mid-Florida Conference)
started the second half on an 8-1 run, but the
Vikings came back quickly. St. Johns River
countered with a 23-7 run of its own to bring
SFCC's lead down from 20 to 4.
"Its human nature to feel like we're in
control," Mowry said. "We just have to be
Mowry called a timeout and the Saints
came out of it with 9 points in the next 1:13 to
bring the lead back up to 13. The Saints closed
out the game with solid shooting by freshman
forward Eric Lorenzi, who scored 8 points in
the final seven minutes.
S"We just have to be tougher."
But the Saints had turnover trouble during
the Vikings' run.
"We've got to be able to handle (the ball)
without turnovers," Mowry said. "We've
got to learn to finish ballgames in a better
By BRIAN STEELE
Alligator Staff Writer
When you hit rock bottom,
there's only one place to go: up.
At least that's what the UF
women's basketball team (6-12,
0-3 Southeastern Conference) is
Losers of five consecutive
games including three SEC
games by an average of more
than 22 points the Gators look
to break the streak tonight against
Auburn. Even though the season
as a whole looks lost, the standings
could improve for the Gators the
next few days.
:. After getting
Basketball by SEC power-
houses No. 16
Georgia, No. 4
Tennessee and No. 14 Vanderbilt,
UF gets to play some fellow low-
tier teams starting with the Tigers
at 7 in the O'Connell Center.
Auburn stands 1-2 in the SEC
with the lone victory against
Alabama, and the Crimson Tide
might be the only SEC team that's
in more shambles than the Gators.
Essentially, UF is at a point
where it's about the smaller wins,
as the standings are not pretty to
"One of the things that'we talk
about is the victories within the
game, the things that we've got
to take from practice and imple-
ment those in the games," Coach
Carolyn Peck said. "That's what
we continue to show the players,
where they're getting better and
the things that they're doing. That
keeps their morale up."
Peck never lets the smile leave
her face and has said several times
that she is showing her team how
SEE WOMEN'S, PAGE 23
(10) Alabama 73
MNBA: Pacers at Heat
TNT, 7 p.m.
*Men's basketball: Wake Forest at Duke
ESPN2, 7 p.m.
Today's question: Which UF women's sport will
be the next to win a national championship?
Tuesday's question: Which SEC team is the UF
men's basketball team's biggest SEC threat?
LSU 32% (73)
Kentucky 26% (60)
Tennessee 25% (58)
Alabama 16% (37)
Arkansas 1% (3)
231 TOTAL VOTES
THURSDAY, JANUARY 18, 20071 ALLIGATOR, 23
commitment to UF
By MIKE MCCALL
The Gators have reaped their
first post-championship recruiting
reward as guard James Wilson has
switched his commitment from
Southern Cal to UE
The 6-foot-5, 305-pound Ponte
Vedra Beach Nease product is
ranked the No. 2 guard in the 2007
class by Scout.com.
In the end, playing cose to
home was the deciding factor for
Wilson, a teammate of current UF
quarterback Tim Tebow for three
years at Nease.
"(Wilson) said he committed
to Florida on Monday and told
the USC coaches
Newberg said. "I
Football guess he realized
while he was in
Texas for the All-American week
that L.A. is pretty far."
Verbal commitments are non-
binding until National Signing
Day on Feb. 7.
Hartung leads returnees
GYMNASTICS, from page 22
Despite the five freshmen, UF is stacked with veteran gym-
nasts. The Gators lost only three seniors from the 2006 season.
Corey Hartung, a three-time All-American, returns to the
Gators hoping to prove her dynamic freshman year was not
Last year, Hartung advanced to the NCAA Championship
Individual Event finals in beam and floor, where she finished
fifth and eighth, respectively.
"We know now that (winning a championship) is possible,"
Tousek said. "It is within our reach. With watching basketball
win and football win, you really do think that it can happen for
gymnastics too. I think we have a really good team this year,
better than any other year."
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Brooks: We're not scared, must push harder
WOMEN'S, from page 22
But the players admitted that this
stretch is tough and frustrating.
You can't blame them, either. With
just nine players and only one stand-
ing over 6-feet, the Gators know they
have to dive and scratch to be in any
game. One of the bigger problems
for UF has been the ability to play a
complete game. Against Tennessee
and Georgia, first-half double-digit
deficits wrecked any chances for wins,
but against Vanderbilt, the Gators held
a 5-point halftime lead but would go
on to play a poor second half.
feel like we're un-
sure if we can play
with the team or
not," said sopho-
more guard Sha
Brooks, UF's lead-
ing scorer at 14.6
Bowden points per game..
Bowden Ohe p st
"We have to come
out and give 110 percent no matter
who it is. We're not a scared team, we
just have to push ourselves a little bit
But for a team in the cellar, the ef-
fort is still there. Brooks, guard Depree
Bowden and forward Marshae Dotson
are the three leading scorers, the only
consistent offense and probably lead
the team in bruises and floor burns.
However, the players still remain
positive, even with their record.
"Yes, it's pretty frustrating," Brooks
said. "We have nine players and we
are young. All we can ask for is to
come out and practice and work on
the things that we need to improve
on. Hopefully that'll show up in the
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