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Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida
We Inform. You Decide.


VOn IIMF 100 ISSUE 81


FRIDAY, JANUARY 19, 2007


Mayor"



speaks on



city growth

By DOMINICK TAO
Alligator Staff Writer
dtao@alligator.org

For Gainesville, 2006 was a year of growth, green-
ery and the Florida Gators.
Development, the environ-
Gainesville City ment and UF's impact on the
Government city were featured in Mayor
Pegeen Hanrahan's State of the
City address Thursday afternoon.
Before getting into details about Gainesville's
positive trends in conservation, development and
lower property taxes, the mayor, a UF alumna, said,
"Before we start, it's important to say, It's great to be
a Florida Gator."'
Hanrahan also praised the city's police, fire and
public works departments for successfully dealing
with two "wild, crazy" national championships.
"The public works staff had the mess cleaned up
by morning," Hanrahan said. "We might want to
send the bill to Bernie and Urban."
Outside of sports, Hanrahan also lauded UF for
its $3.8 million contribution to the city's traffic light
synchronization fund, which is expected to reduce
Gainesville's chronic rush-hour and game-day traffic
congestion.
Hanrahan's speech coincided with the launch
of Gainesville's new Citizens' Report, a full-color
brochure laying out the city's accomplishments, rev-
enues and expenditures in 2006.
In addition to information on quality of life and
SEE CITY, PAGE 5


Luanne Dietz / Alligator
Gainesville Mayor Pegeen Hanrahan delivers the State of the City
address to a packed City Hall early Thursday afternoon.


PUBLIC SAFETY

Rape rate low,


press hype high

By DREW HARWELL
Alligator Writer
dharwell@alligator.org

When UF sophomore Cara Cohen learned of the four
rapes that occurred in Gainesville over the past week,
she said she felt helpless and scared.
Now, she said she feels misled.
"These cases were misconstrued in the media," she
said. "They seem like normal cases that have been
blown up and publicized."
The statistics seem to agree with'her. According to
records from the Alachua County Sheriff's Office, 17
rapes were reported in January of last year. So far this
year, there have been five.
"These cases were misconstrued in the
media. They seem like normal cases that
have been blown up and publicized."
Cara Cohen
UF psychology sophomore

But that doesn't stop the cameras from rolling.
Media outlets mobilized Thursday evening to cover
a residential security seminar at the United Church of
Gainesville, where concerned students and College
Parkresidents went to find answers to the question
they've had all week.
A serial rapist? Unlikely, police say.
Of the four rapes reported this week, two involved
a masked man forcing sex from women at gunpoint.
Police said the two cases are probably not connected.
The armed assaults, he said, were unplanned crimes

SEE RAPE, PAGE 5


Committee to discuss UF decal prices, additional parking


OFFICIALS QUESTION CITY'S ABIL-
ITY TO HANDLE MORE TRAFFIC.

By STEPHANIE DUNN
Alligator Contributing Writer

On-campus parking decals could cost more
next year.
The UF Transportation and Parking
Advisory Committee will hold a meeting
today that could determine next year's decal
prices, as well as the future of Gainesville's
roadways.
"There is a discussion going on right now


* Former UF guard
David Huertas
transferred to
Mississippi last
summer. Though
he returns to
Gainesville this
weekend, he will
sit out the Rebels'
game against UF.
See story, pg. 20.


as to whether or not it is appropriate to raise
decal prices about 6 percent," said Scott Fox,
director of the committee.
Friday's meeting will address the possibili-
ty of raising prices and constructing additional
parking, but it will also evaluate the ability of
Gainesville's roadways to support traffic cre-
ated by the added parking.
Although current negotiations may allow
2,000 more spaces to be added on campus
over the next 10 years, more spaces could
have a negative impact on both Gainesville's
crowded roadways and its environment.
"There's only so much they can do," said
freshman Corey Hobbs. "In order to solve the


I Students were
given cameras
by UF housing to
photograph dorm
problem areas,
and changes were
made. See story,
pg. 4.


problem, they might have to jack up prices."
Raising annual parking decal prices for
cars by the recommended 6 percent would
raise the price from $104 to about $110.
The Campus Development Agreement,
which coordinates universities and their host
local governments, permits 25,000 parking
spaces on the UF campus. There are currently
about 24,000 available.
"We're going to continue to do a good job
to provide as much parking as we can and
manage it as efficiently as we can," said Fox.
"But at the same time, the real creative solu-
tions are going to be in transit. We just don't
see parking as an unlimited resource."


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As a result of the ongoing parking scarcity,
students and faculty are turning to cheaper and
-1 more manageable modes of
transportation. There are
currently 40 percent more
scooters and motorcycles
on campus than a year ago,
Fox said.
Freshman Brett
Williams is one of the
Fox students avoiding campus
parking.
"I don't go anywhere. I ride my scooter or
take the bus, Williams said. "I use a tenth of
the gas I use at home now."


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Saturday
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Competition perform music,
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Masquerade Ball
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The Dominican Student
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"Romeo and Juliet"
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The Aquila Theatre Company
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Shakespearean play with a
performance in which the au-
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Pepper spray sells out at local stores after rape reports


* OWNERS ARE EXPECTING SHIP-
MENTS SOON.

By KIM FULSCHER
Alligator Contributing Writer

Dozens of women have been lining up
at hunting and athletic stores to stock up on
what has recently become a popular item:
pepper spray.
Local merchants say sales of the irritating
chemical used for self-defense have spiked as
a result of the four recently reported rapes in
Alachua County.
"Well always sell a couple," said Jen Davis,


an employee at the M & C Army Surplus Store
on Northwest 13th Street. "But we've sold
about 100 since Tuesday."
The store sold out of pepper spray and has
ordered another shipment, which usually con-
sists of about 50 cans. Prices for the product
usually range from $10 to $40.
The store has been left with a chemical
foam spray and a few packages of a special
type of pepper spray that can only be used by
someone with a concealed weapons permit.
For one UF nursing student, the recent sex-
ual battery reports have been different from
most, and the spray makes her feel safer.
"There's a difference between being raped
at a party and being raped at gunpoint," said


Kristen Lewis, who was with her boyfriend at
the surplus store to purchase spray. "I'm a full
believer in protecting yourself," she said.
Lewis said she's thinking about buying
a gun but will need to wait until she can get
a concealed weapons permit. The process
to get the permit takes from
Local three weeks to three months
News and costs about $120 total, said
Reese Starowesky, another em-
ployee at the surplus store.
"Rape attacks usually don't always get this
much attention," Starowesky said. "I think it's
a lot of a fear thing."
He added that gun sales have not increased
since the rape cases have been reported.


*Students have also been flocking to Sports
Authority on Newberry Road for pepper
spray, only to be disappointed.
"It's a stocked item we normally carry,"
said Josh Brumenschenkel, a manager at
Sports Authority. "We just sold out of it very
quickly. In the last two days (demand has)
been higher than normal, unfortunately."
Pepper sprays work best when aimed at
the eyes or at areas that have a lot of sweat
glands, like the groin, but the effects of pepper
spray can be inconsistent, Davis said.
"There's some people it incapacitates, and
there's some people it won't affect," he said.
"You're still going to have to be able to defend
yourself."


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Students photograph dorms' flaws to speed repairs


=CAMERAS WERE DISTRIB-
UTED BY UF HOUSING.

By KIM FULSCHER
Alligator Contributing Writer

When a UF student saw a spiral
staircase that needed paint in his
residence hall, he used an unusual
tool to touch it up a camera.
UF's Department of Housing
and Residence Education handed
disposable digital cameras to Joseph
Schafer and about 50 other students
living on campus.
They were asked to document
broken stairwells, cracked win-
dows, aesthetic flaws and other
maintenance problems inside and
outside the dorms to draw attention
to the areas.
"Whether or not the things get
fixed ... they're still on the radar,"
said Schafer, who is a resident as-
Ssistant in Tolbert Hall.
Norb Dunkel, director of
Housing and Residence Education,
said participants in the "In Students'
Eyes" program took about 1,200
photographs last semester.
The photographs ranged from
cracks in tile floors to unnecessary
urinals in women's bathrooms. One
was of a blank space, and the pho-
tographer jokingly complained that
the hot tub was missing, Dunkel
said.


Scott Nelson, a residence life
coordinator who oversees five resi-
dence halls, said the maintenance
crews are aiming to wrap up all
repairs requested through the pro-
gram by the end of the month.
"We walk through these build-
ings every day, but there are some
things we may not notice that stu-
dents who live in these dorms 24/7
will notice," Nelson said.
Dunkel said for Fall, the 27 cam-
eras purchased cost about $175. The
rest were leftover from the previous
semester.
Most of the repairs were covered
by each residence area's general
maintenance budget, but some of
the "higher-ticket" items, such as
bathroom renovations, will have to
be added to next year's budget, he
said.
The project, which is in its third
year, was more successful in Fall
than in previous years because it
was expanded to include the exteri-
ors of the buildings, he said.
"Previously, we sort of concen-
trated on the inside of the building,
but the outside is just as important,"
he said.
However, Mara Sloan, a former
Murphree Area Council president,
said some outdoor issues weren't
addressed, namely the lack of trash
cans around Murphree Hall.
"It's a big problem," said
Sloan, who has been involved


in the program for two years.
"I'm sure (the Physical Plant
Division officials) have their rea-
sons and we just don't understand


them," she said.
She also said resident assistants
should publicize the program, be-
cause some students didn't know


it existed.
Still, Nelson said that the pro-
gram has given residents the ability
to improve their living space.


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Gainesville gets


new city logo
CITY, from page 1

economic growth in the city, the report features pictures
of trees on each of its 28 glossy pages.
"Our tree canopy is our pride and joy," Hanrahan
said during the address. "It sets us apart from a lot of
other places."
The brochure prominently displays the city's new
logo: "Gainesville" spelled out with a forest green swish
replacing the "s."
According to the brochure's explanation page, "Over
the coming months you will see this logo emerge on city
stationary, vehicles and other materials."
The brochure's green imagery also compliments the
hue of other parts of Hanrahan's speech, especially the
conservation efforts being made by Gainesville Regional
Utilities and UF
"GRU is preparing to add an air-quality control
system," Hanrahan said. "It is expected to exceed $120
million, but will help maintain ocean air well into the
future."
The system will work like a car'scatalytic converter,
which removes some pollutants from the exhaust.
Hanrahan also praised GRU customers for exceed-
ing projections in participating in utility conservation
programs, like rebates for replacing old appliances with
more efficient ones.


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During the budget proce t. the City Commission e-, the property tax imillagel
rates The current rate nas decreased, which represents tne 21st consecutive
year in which the Cirv millage rate has eilner remained constant or aecreasea.

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Rape questions answered

RAPE, from page 1

and most likely did not involve stalking. The other two assaults,
called "acquaintance rapes," involved women who knew their
attackers.
GPD Cpl. Mike Douglas said he has six detectives investigating
the most recent rape, which involved a woman awaking to find a
man she had met the night before having sex with her.
"Some of the newscasts are saying the cases are related,"
Douglas said. "We do not have enough information
Local right now to link them."
News About 50 people five of whom were males
attended the seminar. GPD representatives like
Douglas and community resource officer Shannon Wallace-Giles
gave safety advice as TV cameras orbited the worried attendees.
Other speakers advised students on available student resourc-
es like Student Nighttime Auxiliary Patrol vans, rape aggression
defense courses and the blue emergency phones around campus.
Douglas summarized the advice in a sentence: "Pay attention
to your surroundings."
Local police officers had scheduled an inspection around the
College Park neighborhood north of campus for poorly lit comers
and overgrown shrubbery what Wallace-Giles called "ambush
points." However, the inspection quickly turned into a civil tour
when about 10 area residents (and three TV cameras) joined the
officers for their post-meeting walk.
As the group walked, several young women in dark clothing
jogged or cycled by.


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Spare a buck?

Homeless shelter not

UF's obligation
W we've all seen the homeless men and women with
their signs: "Please help, God bless," "Everyone
has problems sometimes," or the more frank, "I
need food and beer." Most of us just pass them by without a
thought. Some of us hand them a dollar or two.
Once, we even saw a lucky man at the comer of Archer
Road and 13th Street had even acquired a gallon of spring
water and a Publix sub.
But now sociology graduate student David Reznik wants
to give them a student-run, UF-funded homeless shelter.
He also wants thousands of incoming freshmen to traipse
through it each summer as part of their Preview orientation.
Although a student-run homeless shelter is potentially
a great idea and could give many students valuable work
- and life experience, asking UF to pay for it is not.
"The fact that Gainesville has the highest poverty rate of
any city with a public university speaks volumes ... to the
fact that UF is negligent," Reznik said in Thursday's article.
But UF isn't negligent, because the homeless problem in
Gainesville really isn't UF's responsibility. And UF shouldn't
be held culpable for something totally out of its control and
jurisdiction. UF's only responsibility is to educate people
- perhaps allowing them to lift themselves out of poverty.
But it is not responsible for combating poverty.
Besides, if UF has any extra money lying around, we
can think of a few more valid UF-related causes: paying off
the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences' mounting deficit,
getting the rats out of Broward Hall and installing security
cameras in the library, to name a few.
Sending Preview students into the shelter would be prob-
lematic as well.-First there's the logistical problem of getting
thousands of students to the shelter. And it would put severe
strain on a facility more accustomed to warm beds and hot
meals than tour groups. Then there's the problem of parents
agreeing to this idea. Many won't be willing to send their
babies into a homeless shelter.
There's also an ethical dilemma in forcing people into
situations they may not be comfortable with not to men-
tion the fact that this would essentially put the homeless on
display.
"And here at Bed Seven, we have a Vietnam veteran
whose post-traumatic stress disorder has prevented him
from finding and keeping a steady job. Moving on..."
It's one thing to volunteer at a shelter on your own time
for personal reasons or, let's face it, because a class or
scholarship requires it but it is totally another to be con-
scripted into service. In fact, that goes against everything
charity stands for.
And does Reznik think UF students current and incom-
ing have never seen homelessness or poverty? It's a pretty
safe bet to say that anyone who's ever driven on an interstate
has seen a homeless person panhandling on the exit ramp. If
they didn't care about it back in their hometowns, what's go-
ing to make them suddenly embrace Gainesville's homeless
community? It's our guess that it'll probably take more than
a field trip.
Reznik's cause of homelessness advocacy is much better
suited for the city of Gainesville as a whole and there are
already several homeless shelters here. The city would be
more able to pass ordinances and allocate funds for a new
shelter.
But Reznik's proposed referendum garnered more than'
840 signatures well more than the 500 needed and it
seems that it will appear on the Student Government Spring
2007 election ballot. We're curious to see how the students
the few who actually vote will respond.


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Celeb obsessions waste time, money


recently, a promise on a magazine cover in the
checkout line at Publix made me cringe. For just
few dollars I could "go inside Hollywood's hot-
test parties" and get all the latest "celeb scoop," including
Mary-Kate Olsen's current weight to the "nearest gram."
Needless to say, I declined.
This is nothing new. Anyone who can watch five
minutes of VH1 without retching knows America craves
celebrity and that on any given day, Lindsay Lohan's
latest fart gets far more attention than all the teachings
of Jesus, Mohammed and the Hamburglar combined.
There is something to be said for occasional mind-
less indulgence, but many people buy these magazines
regularly and actually care about the celebrities inside.
Why?
Why does it matter if P. Diddy is having another awe-
some birthday party that costs more than your apartment
complex? Psst: I don't think you're invited.
So what if Britney had another wild night out? There's
probably a single mom waiting in line with you at .the gas
station if you think that's so interesting, why not talk
to her?
I wonder how. many people know where Angelina
Jolie ate dinner last night but not the first name of the
guy who lives across the hall. You may know the exact
angular difference between Ashlee Simpson's two most
recent noses, but when was the last time you called your
grandmother?
Speaking of Ashlee Simpson, our obsession with fame
and money has spawned a generation of talentless, manu-
factured icons who are only famous because they're, well,
famous. Paris Hilton has a rich dad and likes to party is
that worth your attention?
No amount of awful singles from Jessica and Ashlee


.can change the fact that the most
Patrick talented Simpsons still have yellow
Barrett skin, four fingers and overbites.
Speaking Out These "preacher's" daughters had
to sell a marriage and a childhood to
get where they are and we laud them for it. But again,
I ask, why?
Do we focus on celebrities because their major indul-
gences justify our minor ones? Or is it a simple idle fantasy
- "if only I had that car, those shoes"? Could it really be
that our friends' problems are just not interesting enough
to hold our attention or warrant our concern? Are extreme
celebrity lifestyles just a distraction from our own prob-
lems?
The truth probably incorporates all of the above, but I
can say for certain that the essence of celebrity weeklies
is distraction: These rags, like the ironically named OK!
Weekly and In Touch Weekly magazines, suck up millions
of dollars and probably millions of hours that could be
spent on millions of wonderful things i.e., anything
else.
There's no doubt that poring over celebrity magazines
can accomplish nothing. You shouldn't forget about fun
and relaxation, but exercising, spending time with people
you care about and reading something of value are all fun
and relaxing as well as enriching pastimes. What if
you'd spent your time and money in 2006 on those activi-
ties instead?
Mary-Kate has plenty of people genuinely worrying
about her weight, and it doesn't seem to be working. So
maybe you'd be better off keeping your three bucks, put-
ting the magazine back on the shelf and reconnecting with
an old friend. I bet you won't regret it.
Patrick Barrett is a junior majoring in Russian.


The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator.


Reader response
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Black literature deserves more attention in our schools


ast spring, I picked up a copy of the Rev.
Martin Luther King Jr.'s book "Why We
Can't Wait." As a well-educated 20-year-
old American, having gone through years of
public as well as private education, I struggled
at first just to read the words on the pages in
front of me.
After racking my brain, I finally figured
out why: I was reading an intelligent, power-
ful piece of literature written by a gifted black
man. I am ashamed of myself and of our soci-
ety to admit that at the age of 20, I had never
been exposed to anything of the sort. I hold,
as I believe every American does, deep-rooted
prejudices. I am in no way proud of these
prejudices, and I have committed myself to
exploring and understanding them so I can try
to overcome them.
But my experience reading King's book
forced me to wonder how much of my bias


is a direct result of an American educational
system that deprives its students of exposure
to smart, talented black authors. This isn't to
say that I was explicitly taught that blacks are
inferior, but by omitting examples of black
brilliance, my teachers were not offering me
many other conclusions.
Charles Dickens wrote classic literature, but
Phillis Wheatley the first African American
to publish a book- was overlooked.
At this point in my life, I am not only dis-
appointed by this, I am angered. How could
it be that I didn't read even one of hundreds
of intelligent black writers until the age of 20?
Since I-first read King's book last year, I have
taken an African-American literature class
here at UF
That class exposed me to a variety of black
intellectuals but far too late in my life. If it
weren't for my curiosity, I might've slipped


J a P n through life never once
Jes a P n reading any of the in-
Speaking Out credible literature writ-
ten by blacks.
So I asked myself:
Where wasMarcus Garvey in middle school
when I was reading Mark Twain? Where was
George Moses Horton in high school when I
was reading George Orwell? Where were "A
Raisin in the Sun" and "The Souls of Black
Folk"?
They were hidden from me, as I'm confi-
dent they were from you save, perhaps, for
the month of February, when schools offer at
best a cursory overview of the treasure chest
that is black literature.
I admit I didn't dig deeper and educate
myself until very recently, and I blame our
education system for that. When will it do its
part and present some of the best writing in


world history to young students, before they
solidify prejudices about blacks and other
minorities?
Reading the words of King made him into
a hero in my eyes, as he is to so many others.
But it is important to be honest with ourselves
and acknowledge the inequalities that still
permeate our society, beginning with the way
we educate our children.
"Not all of history is recorded in the books
supplied to school children in Harlem or
Birmingham," King wrote in the book's intro-
duction. Though he made that unsettling dec-
laration in 1964, it still rings true today. And it
isn't only true of our history books, but of our
literature as well.
In honor of King, let us all take the respon-
sibility of enlightening ourselves where our
education system has failed us.
Jessica Ponn is a journalism junior.


to the
Blame for rape should never be placed on victim
I was outraged when I read the quote in Wednesday's
"Run urges safety" from Alachua County Sheriff's Office
spokesman Keith Faulk regarding how to avoid rapes:
"Just be cautious, be aware. Don't put yourself in a posi-
tion where you're a victim." The women who were raped
didn't put themselves in the position to deserve to be
raped. No one deserves to be raped, no matter her ac-
tions.
It is this kind of mentality that perpetuates placing
blame on the victim instead of where it belongs on the
rapist.
Kate Vereb
UF alumnus


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Preview students don't need to visit homeless shelter
After reading David Reznik's proposed referendum
about creating a student-run homeless shelter, I ask why
he thinks UF should send thousands of Preview freshmen
to visit a homeless shelter. If the proposition is passed, the
most that will actually happen.is the UF administration
will look into the relationship between our school and
community and realize that the students care about the
rest of Gainesville, too. That certainly might lead to much-
needed action on the homelessness issue, but I don't think
we need to worry about it leading to Preview becoming a
field trip.
Kelly Moosbrugger
3BA


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UF and Preview students not responsible for homeless
David Reznik's attempt to have UF compel Preview
students to visit a homeless shelter makes no sense. Why is
it UF's responsibility to provide charitable services for the
homeless? Has the university robbed the homeless, evicted
people from their homes, or acted deceitfully and maliciously
against them?
Reznik says a homeless shelter would benefit students,
particularly those studying social work, psychology, etc. So
why do Preview students need to visit the shelter? They're the
least certain about their academic plans. And what's worse,
nearly all Preview students haven't yet moved to Gainesville.
How are they responsible for the city's homeless?
Simply having Preview students pop their heads into the
shelter-is completely irrelevant to the purpose of orientation
and shouldn't be a part of Preview.
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* BUDDY SYSTEM CAN PREVENT
SEXUAL ASSAULTS.
By BRETT DALY
SAlligator Contributing Writer
Recent rape cases in the Gainesville area
have stirred up a hornet's nest of media
buzz, and some people are scared.
It was no surprise, then, that a seminar
aimed at educating women about sexual
assault attracted a number of women eager
to learn tips to ensure their safety.
The seminar, sponsored by the Women's
Leadership Council, was held in Anderson


Hall last night.
It was organized by Marie Bragg and
Jessica Inmon, both UF students and mem-
bers of the council, to gain publicity for the
upcoming Women's Leadership Conference
and to. raise awareness about the serious-
ness of sexual assaults.
"We want women to feel safe on campus
but also want to give them knowledge and
leadership skills," Inmon said.
The seminar focused on risk reduction
strategies and explained both the resources
and support services available for victims
of sexual assaults.
Representatives from various law en-
forcement agencies and victims support


centers spoke on issues of rape, stalking
and relationship violence.
Tips included avoiding walking alone,
carrying pepper spray and taking self-de-
fense classes.
"This is all stuff we know,
Public we just don't think about
Safety it," said Darin Gentry of the
University Police Department's
Community Services Division.
Beth-Anne Blue, the coordinator of
the UF Center for Sexual Assault/Abuse
Recovery and Education and a psycholo-
gist at the Student Health Care Center,
spoke about the importance of staying with
friends and not taking drinks from strang-


ers.
The buddy system is a good way to stay
safe when out at night, Blue said.
The representatives also answered ques-
tions and addressed concerns the attendees
had regarding sexual assaults. Speakers
advised them to trust their instincts, seek
help if something happens and not to feel
guilty if assaulted.
Attendees received pamphlets from
UPD's Victim Services and the Rape Crisis
Center describing their support services.
"The single best thing you can do is to
be aware," Gentry said. "Open your eyes.
That's what I want to get you to remem-
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1 For Rent; Furnished
2 For Rent: Unfurnished
3 Sublease
4 Roommates
5 Real Estate


6 Furnishings
7 Computers
8 Electronics
9 Bicycles
10 For Sale


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12 Autos
13 Wanted
14 Help Wanted
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21 Entertainment
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U For Rent
unfurnished

FORGET YOU HAVE ROOMMATES!
Huge 4BR townhomes w/W/D. 1662 sq.ft.
FREE gym membership and FREE cable!
352-332-7401 4-25-72-2

ROOM TO GROW!
HUGE 1 and 2 bedrooms
Available Now.
ONLY 1.3 miles to UF
377-7401 www.boardwalkapt.com
4-25-72-2

Live in Luxury
*Leasing Now and Janl*
2/2*3/3*4/4
Ind. Lease* All Inclusive
373-9009
4-25-72-2

Sign a lease, Win a PS3!
Luxury 2/2 and 3/2!
Cable*Tanning*Gated
24-Hr Gym*Fum Avail
Leasing Now and Fall! 367-9910
4-25-72-2

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
1-31-35-2

1st MONTH FREE
1 BR 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
8-15-168-2

SW 20th AVE CONDO
2BR/2.5BA. Perfect for Roommates.
Pool, bus route, W/D. $850/mo.
904-382-0286
1-22-22-2

ACTION REALTY
Furnished apartments close to UF
Individual bedroom leases
Semeseter leases
$399 $725
www.Action-realtors.com
352-331-1133 3-30-54-2


**WALK TO UF**
Huge 2BR/1BA apt. $600/mo
Call 375-8256
4-25-78-2

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
www.turlingtonrealestate.com 1-19-9-2

One Bedroom/Bath Available @ $325/mo.
4 Bedroom house off NW 23rd Avenue.
Occupied by male students.
Call Union Properties, Inc: 373-7578
1-22-10-2

WALK TO CAMPUS from 1014 SW 1st Ave.
2/2 with W/D @ $825/MO.
Union Properties, Inc. 373-7578 1-22-10-2

Femwood 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 W/D, covered patio 0 $700/mo O No
pets 0 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
rcc1965@hotmail.com 904-814-6976 1-
22-10-2

Photos, Virtual Tours, Specials
www.LiveNearCampus.com

4-25-72-2


U For Rent
unfurnished

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
376-1111
4-26-72-2

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.
1-31-17-2

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
www.turlingtonrealestate.com 1-19-9-2

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
www.turlingtonrealestate.com 1-19-9-2

CLOSE IN LOTS OF GREEN SPACE
2BR home. $650/mo. Call 352-378-9220 or
213-3901 1-31-17-2

Rockwood Villas,
2BR/2BA for rent, W/D, all appliances, $475/
room + sec dep, call Anna 407-448-0573
2-19-30-2

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-
377-2150 Iv 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:
bmw3181irp@aol.com 2-6-20-2

One BR apt for rent. 1 person, 1 car, no
smoking, no pets, no fleas. It is small, but
has it 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
352-870-0904 1-24-10-2

Cakes and Pies and Golden Fries!
Ventura has a nice surportse!
Let us pay $200 of your January Rent!
2 bedrooms available
Pets welcome/Open Saturdays
Ventura Apartments
1902 SW 42nd Way
352-376-5065
4-25-70-2

Bike to UFI 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 wbod-looking lamenated floor.
Good neighborhood in convenient loca-
tion.. $590-595. Call 373-8310/219-3937
1-19-7-2

$540/MO 2 BR COTTAGE
ON WOODED LOT, 1-75 &Archer.
Frorit porch, big yard, bus rt 75. No pets,
security deposit 375-6393 1-19-3-2

1BR/1BA1 BLK TO 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


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unfurnished

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/1 BA- NEXT TO UF -August 1st
1227 SW4th 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
excellent 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
1-19-5-2

2BR/1.5BA Bellamy Forge, clean, new
kitchen & baths, W/D, pool, tennis, ceiling
speakers, water & pest control inc. & more.
No pets, smoke free. $875/mo 352-495-
0101 1-29-10-2

You must see this spacious 4BR/2BA
house. Close to University of Florida &
Santa Fe. Pool & Hot Tub
Email: sfbango@premierparties.com
Call Eric for details 352-682-7424
1-22-5-2

SHANDS AREA, 2BR/1.5BA townhouse
First, last, sec. Good rent history only.
$535/MO
386-328-6229 leave message. 1-29-10-2

3BR/1 BA 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.
352-372-1494 1-19-4-2

1BR/1BAApt. near Sams Club
New Carpet, WindowAIC
Nat Gas ht. $425/MO
2901 NW 14th Street. (Behind McDonalds
off NW 31stAve) Rental Refs a MUST!
Call Merill Management Inc 372-1494
1-19-4-2

PLANTATION OAKS
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
1-19-4-2

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
1-19-4-2

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
www.turlingtonrealestate.com 1-19-4-2


1 bedroom washer/dryer
central heat/air 1 block from
campus $650
2 bedroom downtown $475
Gore-Rabell Realty 378-1387
www.gore-rabell.com 12-5-164-2

DUPLEX
Quiet/attractive/clean 3BR/1BA. NE. Bike to
UF. H/AC. Laundry/storage. 2 phone lines/
cable. Non-smoking. $895 +.util Ist/last/dep.
376-7529 by appt. 1-23-5-2

**2BR/2BA CONDO ON CAMPUS **
Campus Edge W/D in unit. Walk to Shands,'
class, gym, pool. Penthouse unit, vaulted
ceiling, quiet, ample parking. Reasonable
rate. Avail Fall 239-992-2449, 239-250-6149
2-9-17-2

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


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U unfurnished

$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
352-870-5310. 1-26-7-2


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
1-24-5-2


MONTICELLO TOWNHOUSE FLAT
2BR/BA, garage, washer, dryer, tennis
courts, pool, great location across from
Health and Fitness. $950. No pets. 331-6872
2-1-10-2


WALK TO UF
1/1 for FALL
Wood floors, pets ok
Open weekends and late
371-7777 collegeparkuf.com
4-25-60-2


U For Rent
unfurnished

MOVE IN TODAY
Walk to UF!
Studios & 1 bedrooms
From only $575
Collegeparkuf.com 371-7777
4-25-60-2

VERY QUIET
Large 1BR, Newly remodeled, hardwood
floors, ceiling fans, one mile from campus,
close to shopping, $420/MO Call 373-5295
1-25-5-2

*Save Gas*
*Kick the Roommate Habit!*
1BR/1 BA only 3 Blks to UF 575 sq ft.
Gatornest Apts; 300 NW 18th Street $495.
No Application Fee! Call 352-371-3636
1-26-6-2

Large room in NW home $400/MO includes
utils, DSL, DVR, no pets. Prefer mature,
responsible non-smoker. Avail now. Flexible.
Call Scott 335-8209 1-25-5-2

GREAT LOCATION 2BR/1BA w/large yard.
Quiet area. Near Duckpond. $600/MO
Jeffrey 246-5801 2-1-10-2

2BR/1 BA in duplex, 1.5 miles to Shands
W/D hookup, next to bus stop, just reno-
vated. Owner lives next door, $650, 2330
SW31st Place, 335-5171 2-8-15-2


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Church The Rock of Gainesville
P32i.i S 122nd Stret TheRockis-anon-denomina-
Dr lames lacki.:,n..nrtcnrL tonal Christian Church, making
Pator 3'2-41'"'1. '.'z4 a revived effort in the college
Suiinda- School. 1 \.\ i: r p scene in 2007. Our college
i'' 11 Um & pm- \\Xcdnc z- group RockUF is now meeting
day Worishp ri~' pir anid by campus Wednesday nights
Youth \\OW i (:"3'pm (9PM) at the Baptist Student
iSenter (on University Avenue).
For details & campus activities,
visit www.rockuf.com. Weekend
Hol, Truum" Epi;sccpal services are Sundays at 8:45am
!ih 'NE Fir Sr cE r dii and 11am; call 352-331-ROCK or
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er.'eS L& Shjbbit Dinncr Cafe for a nutritious lunch.
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Condo for rent in Brandywine 2BR/2BA 1226
Sq ft. Very nice cond. Available immediately.
New refrigerator. $640/MO
Call 352-562-4091 1-25-5-2


U 1 Subleases

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-
2362 1-29-15-3

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
1-22-10-3

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 icheng@bellsouth.net
1-24-10-3

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


a l Subleases .

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-
31-15-3

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
352-231-3809 1-24-10-3

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
mrteddymiller@hotmail.com 1-25-10-3

Sublease 2BR/1.5BA apt Feb 1 through June
30. $605/MO. Sun HarborApts, 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
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SUBLEASE asap at Campus Lodge
Fully furnished. Great atmosphere
Own private bedroom/bath
$529/MO total Contact 561-762-5293
1-22-5-3
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
1-26-9-3

Gainesville Place Apartments
1BR/1 BA in 4/4 female apartment
$499/MO Available Feb-Aug
Furnished & Utilities included
Call 407-620-8217 1-22-5-3
1/1 through July 31st. SUNRISE apt.
Jan rent FREE!
$470/mo. No dep. Call Will @ 813-966-7752
1-23-5-3
BRAND NEW 1BR/1BA in 4BR/4BA
CABANA BEACH. $519/mo. Furnished.
Uilities & highspeed Etemet 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-
870-3666 2-5-14-3
Female sublease: Royal Village. Walk to
UF. 1 BR in 3BR/2BA. Available May 5 Aug
5. $450/mo $200 cash @ signing! Pool,
furnished. 561-793-2925 or 561-252-9607.
fastgerip@aol.com 1-24-5-3

1 BR/1 BA. Great location
Very close to UF. $300/mo. 6 mo. Call Jose
352-871-0792 1-24-5-3

GREAT 1/1 in a 4/4 at The Estates. $494/mo.
Everything included! Fully furnished, balcony
overlooks pool. Call Melissa 508-878-0537
1-24-5-3

Sublease avail IMMEDIATELY
furnished 4/2, male UF Student
University Commons, SWArcher Rd.
Approx 1 mile from UF
Under $400/mo. Call 407-718-9313 1-24-
5-3

MAKE $560 NOW! Sign up for sublease (thru
Aug 07) Melrose Student Suites. 1BR/1BA in
2BR2BA apt. Fully furnished. Internet, cable
& utilities included. $560/mo. Call ASAP 352-
672-1123 or email macriovich@hotmail.com
1-24-5-3-

LIVE DOWNTOWN
1 BR/1 BA sublet avail mid Feb-May
$729/MO can extend new carpet/app
Pool. Arlington Square. 617-905-0340
E-mail rebeccawillming@gmail.com
2-1-10-3
Apt. for sublease avail Jan. 17th. Lexington
Crossing. $400/MO. Everything included!
January rent free. Call Kim 352-346-4181
1-25-5-3


SRoommates


Roommate Matching HERE
Oxford Manor 377-2777
The Landings 336-3838
The Laurels 335-4455
- Cobblestone 377-2801
Hidden Lake 374-3866
* 4-25-72-4

Female roommate for one/two female UF
students. Quiet. Responsible. 60 second
walk to UF. Old house charm with all ameni-
ties. Avail Now. $400 up. 352-538-2181.Lv
message. Private Owner 4-25-72-4

FEMALE ROOMMATE NEEDED
(1) for 4/2.5 new townhouse, 10 min from
UF by car or bus, all included $400 954-557-
4769/baezwpa@bellsouth.net. 1-26-34-4
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-
24-30-4


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FEMALE WANTED AVAIL NOW 1BR1 BA
in 4/4 condo $425 incl utilities, cable,
internet. WID, pool, bus 20. No pets.
mediamom50@hotmail.com 954-802-1776
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
904-703-7262 1-22-14-4

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
1-26-15-4

Female roommate wanted. Close to UF,
furnished, 3BR/3BA, W/D in unit and util
included in rent. $489/mo. Month-to-month
available. Call Jen at 904-472-8149 or
jmc1908@hotmail.com 1-22-10-4

MOVE IN 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 & intemet, 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-
284-7304 2-5-20-4

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-
29-15-4

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 waelder@bellsouth.net
1-23-10-4

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-
24-10-4
2 rooms in 4/2 quiet family neighborhood. 1
blk 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. Quiet M/F, NS, student/prof. No
pets 2 cats on premises. $425/mo + 1/3 utils.
Neg on lease length. 352-284-3961 ASAP
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
1-24-10-4
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
941-356-4253 1-29-10-4

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 now
- 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
1-23-5-4


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 fur must see condo. 4BR/4BA. 5%
disc for 12mth lease. Dory Garcia 954-816-
1468 1-23-4-4


Female roommate needed to share 2BR/
2BA apt in Haile Village. $450/mo + $450
dep. Contact Shannah @ 352-284-1403
1-24-5-4


Non-smooking female professional or grad
in luxury 3BR/2.5BA home, pool, close to UF
& SFCC. $395/mo + utils. 376-5970 or 258-
4880 1-31-10-4


M/F needed to share 4BR/3BA remodeled
house in nice neighborhood w/UF students.
beautifully furn, clean! Must see! Screen
porch, fenced yard, quiet. NS, no pets. Share
BA. BR unfum, $350/mo, or fum, $385/mo. 4
mo OR 8 mo lease. $250 sec. 386-212-4578
1-24-5-4


Need female to share 2BR/1 BA apt. $275/mo
+ 1/2 util. Sun Bay Apts. Call 256-6389 1-
31-10-4


2 NS female ROOMMATES for new 3BR/2BA
house w/backyard. Quiet neighborhood, less
than 10 minutes from UF, bus route, common
areas furn. $400/MO +1/3 utilities.
Call 239-821-8584 1-29-7-4



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Sell your house, condo, acreage, mobile
home and much more in the ALLIGATOR
CLASSIFIEDS! Reach over 24,000 possible
buyers! Mastercard and Visa accepted over
the phone. Please Call 373-Find


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.
4-25-72-5








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-
formation. 1-31-112-5


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
Realtcot (352-373-3583), Becky Cato (352-
665-0562) or Cindy Birk (352-871-2475).
1-31-112-5

Pre-Construction Pricing next to campus!
Oxford Terrace II Walk to UF from a brand
new condo www.oxfordterrace.com. Call
Eric Leightman with Action Real Estate
352-219-2879 4-25-72-5

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
-1-22-16-5

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/2.5BAcondo.
Soaring windows & high ceilings. Near UF,
on bus rt. Best price on the market. $230k.
Ricardo Kokkas, Realtor 352-318-3384
1-23-10-5

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.
$105,000. 352-362-6410 1-22-15-5

Would You Like to Live Near UF?
Stop Renting, BUY NOW!
Free List ofAvailable Condos
www.CondosNearUF.com
Campus Realty 336-3900 2-8-20-5

Woud You Like to Live Near UF?
Stop Ranting, BUY NOW!
Free List of Available Homes
www.HomesNearUF.com
Campus 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. 706-202-
0304 1-19-5-5

I BUY
houses, condos, land & any other real estate.
Can close in 3 days, all cash. 727-560-6081
4-25-68-5


FSBO mile 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
2-26-30-5


COUNTRY CLUB LIVING
COLLEGE PRICES!
1, 1 & 3BR condos from the low $100s.
Pool, tennis, fitness & more.
Call for office hours 352-371-9555
Bosshardt Realty Services, Inc.
www.windsorparkatuf.com
1-31 ,A-5


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,.TnEL ON._":ATECLNP. 1:.V':
NEW 1 & 2BR Condos Starting at $159K
By UF. Gated. Covered, assigned parking
Matt & Tiffany Thomas Realtors
Besshardt Realty Services, Inc.
352-494-0194 & 352-316-5556
2-27-30-5


R eal Estate







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
12-6-72-5

Walk to UF, 4 bedroom condo
$180,000 high-speed internet
Call SmoakAllen 352-317-5999
Campus Realty Group 352-336-3900 1-
24-5-5

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

PALM HARBOR Factory Liquidation Sale.
2006 Models Must Go! Modular, Mobile &
Stilt Homes. 0% DOWN When You Own Your
Own Land!! Call for FREE Color Brochure.
(800)622-2832. 1-19-1-5

BANK FORECLOSURES! Homes from
$10,000! 1-3 bedroom available! Repos,
REO's, HUD, FHA, etc. These homes must
sell! Listings call (800)425-1620 ext 4237.
1-19-1-5

$0 DOWN HOMES, Gov't & Bank
Foreclosures! Low or no down! No credit OK!
Call Now! (800)749-2905. 1-19-1-5

FREE LIST of land bargains all over the US.
1 to 1000+ acres. Choose coastal, waterfront
& mtn acreage-all at bargain prices. Go to:
NationalLandPartners.com/fl. 1-19-1-5

*LAND AUCTION* 300 Props Must be Sold!
Low Down / E-Z Financing. Free Catalog
(800)937-1603 www.LANDAUCTION.com
NRLL East:AB2509, Bulziuk:AU3448,
Johnston:AU3449, Mauk:AU3447. 1-19-1-5

PRICED TO SELL. Reduced 40 Acres @
$5500/ac. Building Lots (All Sizes) to Large
Acreage Owner Financing (800)294-2313
Ext.1385 A Bar Sales Inc. 7 days 7am-7pm.
1-19-1-5

FL LAND BARGAIN! 67 ACRES Only
$10,000/AC Beautiful oaks, great pastures,
secluded setting. Trophy hunting! Close to
state park & easy access St. Mary's River. 30
mins Jacksonville, FL. Call Now (800)898-
4409 x 1106. 1-19-1-5

NC MOUNTAIN VIEW LOTS Top Views start
at $50,000. Amenities include Club, Pool,
Equestrian Facilities, Hiking Trails and Hi-
Speed Intemet. One half to 3.5 acre sites.
www.highlandsmountainproperties.com
CALL (888)625-8950 Today! 1-19-1-5

NO STATE INCOME TAX! Low prop-
erty taxes, Four Seasons, Southern
Hospitality, Tennessee Lakefronts starting
under $100,000 Views Properties from
$25,000 Lakeside Realty (888)291-5253
www.lakesiderealty-tn.com (1248). 1-19-1-5

BEAUTIFUL N. CAROLINA. WINTER
SEASON IS HERE! MUST SEE BEAUTIFUL
PEACEFUL WESTERN NC MOUNTAINS
Homes, Cabins, Acreage & INVESTMENTS.
Cherokee Mountain Realty GMAC Real
Estate... cherokeemountainrealty.com Call
for free brochure (800)841-5868. 1-19-1-5

NC Gated Lakefront Community. Pleasantly
mild climate 1.5 acres, 90 miles of shoreline.
Never offered before with 20% pre-de-
velopment discounts, 90% financing. Call
(800)709-5253. 1-19-1-5

Lake Access Bargain 1+ Acres, $34,900
with FREE Boat Slips! RARE opportunity to
own land on spectacular 160,000 acre recre-
ational lake! Mature oak & hickory, park- like
setting with lake access. Paved rd, under-
ground utilities. Excellent financing. Prime
waterfronts available. Call now (800)704-
3154, X 916. 1-19-1-5

NC MOUNTAINS Log Cabin shell on moun-
tain top, view, trees, waterfall & large public
lake nearby, paved private access, gated
community, $139,500 owner (866)789-
8535. 1-19-1-5


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WATERFRONT BARGAINS! 1 TO 7 acre
waterfronts in Alabama from $49,900- Boat
to Gulf of Mexico! Beautifully wooded, pan-
oramic water views, trophy fishing/ hunting.
Next to state parks. County road frontage,
utilities, county water. Excellent financing.
Must see. Call now (800)564-5092 X 527.
1-19-1-5
Coastal Georgia- New, Pre- Construction
Golf Community. Large lots & condos w/
deepwater, marsh, golf, nature views.
Gated, Golf, Fitness Center, Tennis, Trails,
Docks. $70k's- $300k. (877)266-7376
www.cooperspoint.com. 1-19-1-5

South.Central Florida. Owner Says Sell!! 5
Acres- $99,000. 50% Below Recent Certified
Appraisal. Unbelievable opportunity to own
5 acres of meadows & woods in excellent
location. 50% OFF recent appraisal! Great
financing. Call now (866)352-2249, x 1197.
1-19-1-5

WYOMING RANCH DISPERSAL 35 acres -
$59,900; 75 acres- $108,900; Snow-capped
mountain views. Surrounded by gov't land.
Abundant wildlife. Recreational paradise.
Low taxes. EZ terms. Call Utah Ranches,
LLC. (888)541-5263. 1-19-1-5

MOUNTAIN FARM in Western NC 46.16
acres pasture, hills, long-range views in high
elevation near Great Smokies. $699,000.
valleytownrealty@verizon.net see web pic-
tures http://valleytownrealty.com (800)632-
2212. 1-19-1-5

LARGE POND, INCREDIBLE MTN VIEWS,
1200' OF MTN STREAM, 17 AC $239,900.
Possibly the greatest mtn views anywhere!
Build overlooking your very own private
pond. All useable- easy access. Only 1 with
pond. Call owner directly now (877)777-
4837. 1-19-1-5

SPORTSMAN'S PARADISE DIRECTLY
ADJOINING 700,000 ACRE NATIONAL
FOREST, 16+ AC $159,900. Unlimited hunt-
ing, hiking, camping and trophy trout fishing
all in your back yard. New Release! Hurry,
only one! (877)777-4837. 1-19-1-5

270* UNOBSTRUCTED, 40 MILE MTN
VIEWS, STATE ROAD FRONTAGE 8 AC
$129,900. Build your dream cabin with direct
40 miles mtn views all around you. Private
ownership to direct National Forest access
& stocked trout stream. Ready to build. Call
now (877)777-4837. 1-19-1-5

Need to buy or sell you home/condo? Call
Kate Wallis, ERA Trend Realty, 352-359-
1112 or visit www.katewallis.com for more
info. UF Alum... Gooooo Gators! 4-19-60-5

Walk to UF. 3BR/2BA, 1540 sq. ft. house in
great condition. Wood floors, ceramic tile,
wood stove. Asking $249,900 Call Ricardo
Kokkas @ 352-318-3384 Campus Realty
352-336-3900 x14 2-1-10-5


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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. Call 352-
377-9846 4-25-72-6

MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT $350
Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must
sell. Can deliver. Retail $2300. 352-372-
7490 4-25-72-6

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

CHERRY SLEIGH BED solid with Pillowtop
Mattress & Box. All new still boxed. Cost
$1500, sacrifice $550 352-333-7516

Sofa $175 Brand new in pkg 333-7516
4-25-72-6

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


01 Furnishings


SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather.
Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail
$2650. Sacrifice $750. Call 352-377-9846
4-25-72-6

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-
72-6
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.
4-25-72-6

BED- QUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mat-
tress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand
new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver.
$100 352-377-9846.4-25-72-6
Bed- All New King! 3pc Orthopedic pillowtop
mattress set. Brand NEW, still in plastic with
warranty. Can deliver. $170 352-333-7516.
4-25-72-6

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

Pool Table Gorgeous 8" All wood table.
Leather pockets, Italian 1" slate, carved legs.
Brand new still in crate. MUST SELL Retail
$5500. Sell $950. Can deliver 352-377-9846
4-25-72-6
Hot Tub/Spa $1295 Brand New Loaded!
-Waterfall, LED lights, cupholders, 110-v
o 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
4-25-72-6

BEDS FURNITURE FUTONS
LOW PRICES & LARGE SELECTION
Dumas Discount 371-4422 1201 E. Univ. Av.
New Used 0 Buy 0 Sell 4-25-72-6

BED SETS CLOSEOUTS
Sealed in plastic Twin sets $89. Full sets
$129. Queen sets $149. King sets $189. 352-
376-0953 or 352-378-6005 4-25-72-6
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!
4-25-72-6

*Beds *Full mattress & boxspring sets $49
Queen sets $89 *Single sets$39 *King
sets $99 *from estate sale. 376-0939/378-
6005 Call-A-Mattress 4370 SW 20th Ave.
4-25-72-6
BEDS FUTONS FURNITURE
Quality furniture at reasonable prices.
Morrells Furniture Outlet,
140 NW 6th St. 352-378-3400
Shop ONLINE at www.morrellsfurniture.com
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WASHER- NEW
Need to sell $50 OBO. Call 321-759-4721
1-30-10-6

Color iV 19" $40 La-Z-Boy recliner $40
* full size bed $50 old wood stove (or-
namental) $60 0 gas weed-eater $40 0 old
magazines -Aero Digest 1945-1953 over 50
$95 0 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
1-24-5-6

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CASH PAID For Laptops
Sales/Service 336-0075.
Power Supplies & Drives.
Joel www.pcrecycle.biz 4-25-72-7


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333-8404
Computer Help! Now!
4-25-144-7

Computer Help Fast A+ Computer Geek
House/Dorm.59 min response. No waiting/
unplugging/hassels. $30 Gator discount w/
ID. Certified MCSE Technicians. 333-8404.
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Lee
Black Female
(DOB 07/01/85); 5'02",
155 lbs, Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Wanted for:
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Warrant for Assault,
Domestic Battery and
Criminal Mischief More
Than 200.
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COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS
Network specialists
We buy computers and laptops
Working and Non-working
378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street
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Microsoft Certified Professional here to
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Professional, Reliable Work
Law Enforcement Officer
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4GB iPod mini silver
Factory refurbished. Excellent Cond. $120.
407-927-3949, gatortraders@gmail.com
1-23-5-8

DIRECTV Satellite Television now offers
GREEK Programming! FREE Equipment,
FREE 4 Room Installation. FREE HD/DVR
Upgrade After Rebate. Call Now! (800)379-
6099 stin.ighia' sas! 1-19-1-8


1 Bicycles

In the market for a new set of wheels or just
looking to add a second to that collection?
Want personalized handlebars or a fitted
seat? Check in the Alligator Classifieds

NEW & USED BIKES FOR SALE
WE REPAIR ALL BRANDS
Best Prices in Town*
SPIN CYCLE 373-3355
424 W UNIVAVE (DOWNTOWN)
4-25-72-9


For Sale


PARKING:
Private, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF.
Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-538-
2181. Can leave mssg. 4-25-72-10

For Sale
Books by Bob Brackin
Visit my website
www.bobbrackin.com 4-25-72-10

PARKING
60 sec from UF. taking new applications.
Spring semester $280 (4 mos) 538-2454
1-19-9-10

UF SURPLUS EQUIPMENT AUCTIONS
are underway...
bikes, computers, printers, vehicles and
more. All individuals interested in bidding
go to: http://fa.ufl.edu/am/surplus/onlinel
3-30-53-10


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Engagement ring for sale- lct. round dia-
mond ring, in.white gold. Clarity VS-2, Color
F, ring appraised at $6,600- Must sell $3,750
OBO 727-560-6081 4-25-68-10

What Destroys Relationships? Answer pg
446 Buy and Read Dianetics by L. Ron
Hubbard Send $8.00 to: Hubbard Dianetics
Foundation, 3102 N. HabanaAve., Tampa FL
33607(813)872-0722. 1-19-1-10

METAL ROOFING SAVE $$$ Buy Direct
From Manufacturer. 20 colors in stock with
all Accessories. Quick turn around! Delivery
Available (352)498-0778 (888)393-0335
Mention code 24. 1-19-1-10

Vending Route: Professional Equipment
& Support. All Brands, All Sizes. Drinks
& Snacks, Healthy & Energy Drinks, too!
Financing Available w/ $6,500 Down.
(877)843-8726, Local. BO#2002-037. 1-
19-1-10

ALL CASH CANDY ROUTE Do you earn
$800/day? 30 Machines, Free Candy All for
$9,995. (888)629-9968 BO2000033. CALL
US: We will not be undersold! 1-19-1-10

WOLFF TANNING BEDS Buy Direct and
Save! Full Body units from $22 a month!
FREE Color Catalog CALL TODAY!
(800)842-1305 www.np.etstan.com. 1-19-
1-10

The New Kayak Pool/Demo Homesites
Wanted Early Bird Special! Save Now Supply
Limited 2006 prices$. Finest above ground
pool available. FREE ESTIMATE, Financing
- (866)348-7500. www.KayakPoolsFlorida.co
m. 1-19-1-10

BUILDING SALE...Jan/Feb delivery or de-
posit holds till Spring. 25'x40'x12' $4800.
40'x60'x16' $12,800. Front end optional.
Rear end included. Many others. Pioneer,
(800)668-5422 or www.pioneersteel.com.
1-19-1-10

Gator String Backpack for sale. Fabric
-100% cotton & lined with cotton fab-
ric. Call 352-871-2462 $18.00 or email
DebbieJ30@excite.com 1-23-3-10

**** SR RIMS ****
NEW STOCK GMC/ CHEVY RIMS (4)
ALLOY, 15" 6-LUG
RETAIL $200, $125 OBO
CALL 904-762-5553 1-23-3-10


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** SCOOTERS **
RPM MOTORCYCLES INC
SALES, SERVICE, PARTS
Many Brands Available 518 SE 2nd St.
www.RPMmotorcycles.com 377-6974
4-25-72-11


***SOLANO CYCLE***
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
4-25-72-11

*****New Scooters 4 Less*****
Providing excellent service and
new scooters at great prices!
1901 NW 67th Place, 336-1271
NEW website www.NS4L.com
4-25-72-11

***GatorMoto***
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. lyr Warranties. We also service
ALL brands of scooters. Pickup Available.
Low Labor Rates. Free estimates. 376-6275
4-25-72-11

SCOOTER SERVICE
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
SWAMP CYCLES
534 SW4th Ave. Largest Selection of
E-bikes, Scooters, Accessories and More!!
Best Prices and Customer Service!!
www.swampcycles.com
4-25-72-11

******** CASH PAID 0000000*
For MOTORCYCLES OR SCOOTERS
Newer or Older 0 Running or Not
Fast & Convenient Free Pick Up
Call today 352-441-0442
1-31-17-11

03 United Motor Xpeed 50
Two sweater. Lock box. Excellent condition
$1,100OB0 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


Red 2000 Kawasaki Ninja 25R
for $1200. Rebuilt carbs. No problems
Call Brooke at 352-514-7769 1-23-3-11


Autos


*FAST CASH PAID FOR ANY CAR,.
*Running or not!l
*NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS
*Over 10 yr svc to UF students
*Call Don @ 215-7987 4-25-72-12
CARS -CARS Buy*Sell*Trade
Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes
Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars
3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com
CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150
4-25-72-12
OVER 50 IMPORTS UNDER $10,000
SELECT MOTOR CAR
THE YELLOW BUILDING
2715 N MAIN 377-1616
www.selectmotorcar.us
4-25-72-12

$500! POLICE IMPOUNDS!
HONDAS, CHEVYS, TOYOTAS, ETC.
For listings 800-366-9813 ext 4622
4-25-71-12
Grand Opening
Sunrise Auto Sales
3630 N Main St.
352-375-9090
Buy Here, Pay Here 4-25-72-12
Sunrise Auto Sales
3630 N. Main St.
352-375-9090
No.credit check
Bring W-2s and Drive home today. 4-25-
72-12
Sunrise Auto Sales
352-375-9090
$2000 off all financed vehicles
Warranty available
Wide selection of vehicles 4-25-72-12
Sun City Auto Sales
2306 NE Waldo Rd
352-338-1999
Buy Here, Pay Here
No credit check 4-25-72-12
Sun City Auto Sales
352-338-1999
Bring W-2s & drive home today
Wide selection of vehicles
$2000 off all financed vehicles 4-25-72-12

JUNK CARS HAULED AWAY!
.00* FREE 0 FREE FREE FREE***
MUST HAVE TITLE! METRO GNV ONLY!
CALL DON 215-7987 4-25-72-12

GATORMAX
Used Cars Sale & trade
www.gatormax.net
See our inventory 5-15-84-12

CARS FROM $291MO!
Hondas 0 Chevys 0 Jeeps and more!
$0 Down, 36 Months @ 8.5% apr.
For listings call 800-366-9813 ext 9765
4-25-72-12

'01 Chevy Prizm
65k miles, $3.3k, automatic, check
http://plaza.ufl.edu/park507, 284-2427 1-
24-10-12


95 EXPLORER XLT
Great condition, black, 180,000 miles, premi-
um sound system, AC. Reece towing,,i500
OBO 352-256-0737 1-19-5-12


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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 352-33'9-1268
1-31-10-12


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$500 POLICE IMPOUNDS Cars from $500!
Tax Repos, US Marshall and IRS sales!
Cars, Trucks, SUV's, Toyota's, Honda's,
Chevy's & more! For Listings Call (800)425-
1730 x2384. 1-19-1-12
1995 Ford Escort LX -150 K
1.9L Automatic- AC/CD/Airbags
4 New Tires- Green Exterior
Good Condition- Runs Great!
$1500 OBO Call 352-359-2187 1-25-5-12

* I Wanted

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 the Tower Rd. area 2-2-60-13

LOCAL ARTIST NEEDS:
* Gold Diamonds Gems Class Rings
* ETC Top Cash $$$ or Trade *
OZZIE'S FINE JEWELRY 373-9243. 8-15-
24-13
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
2-2-60-13

UF GRAD PAYS MORE
for gold jewelry, scrap gold, Rolex, dia-
monds, guitars, etc. Top $$$. Get my offer
before you sell! Gall Jim 376-8090 or 222-
8090 4-25-72-13

Buying jewelry, gold, diamonds etc.
Top dollar paid. 727-560-6081
4-25-68-13


gi Help Wanted

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made through advertising. We suggest that
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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
on application.

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
Employer.
LIKE TO WORK WITH LUXURY CARS?
Bright? Enthusiastic? Like people? Must be
over 22, stable work history, clean driving re-
cord, drug-free, pers ref. www.carrsmith.com
for edfails. 4-25-72-14
Animal Care Tech looking for hard working
person to work w/ reptiles & rodents. Will
train, PTto start with more hrs possible. Start
at $7.00/hr. Flex hrs. Please call 495-9024
between 9-4 M-F. 4-25-72-14
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*| Help Wanted

Phone survey interviewers wanted. Start
work today! No sales, opinion research
only!. Flexible. Schedule! Perceptive Market
Research 336-6760 ex 4081 Call now! 4-
25-72-14

Students in Accounting, Aviation, Business/
Sales and IT needed for various positions.
Flexible schedules and competitive pay. Join
our team! Learn more at www.gleim.com/
employment 4-25-72-14,

$$ STUDENTS GET CASH $$
For gently used brand name
Clothing/accessories & furniture
$Cash on the Spot$ SANDY'S No appt
necessary! 2906 NW 13th St 372-1226 4-
25-72-14

BARTENDING
$250 A DAY POTENTIAL
No experience necessary, training provided.
800-965-6520 ext 138 4-25-72-14

SECRET SHOPPERS
Needed for evaluations of
Local Stores, Restaurants and Theaters
Flexible Hours, Training Provided
Call 1-800-585-9024 ext 6254
4-25-72-14

GATOR DOMINOS
$10- 15/Hour DRIVERS
$6.40 $7.40/Hour INSIDERS
$35K-$50K/year MANAGERS
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
4-25-72-14

GREAT PAY FOR THOSE WHO STAY! Park
Place Car Wash is looking for hard workers
for all positions. Cashiers (fullday availability)
& line workers (AM 8:30-1 & PM 12-6 shifts
avail) 15-40hrs-your choice. Great work envi-
ronment. Apply in person. 7404 NW4th Blvd.
Across from Home Depot. No calls please
1-31-81-14

POLITICAL CALL CENTER
Phone reps needed ASAP for Political
Campaigns. Base hourly rate + bonus.
371-5888 ext. 111 or 4112 NW22nd Dr. 4-
25-72-14

EARN $60 THIS WEEK!
Donate Plasma & Save a Life
$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
Best part-time job you'll ever have
NEW DONORS
Bring this Ad and Earn an
Extra $5 on Your 2nd Donation.
DCI Biologicals 150 NW 6th St
352-378-9204
4-25-72-14

VALET ATTENDANTS
FT and PT. Must be customer oriented & de-
pendable. Call ourjobline at 1-888-463-1954
ext 205.1-22-80-14

*** SOCCER COACHESO*
needed for GSA rec and camp youth teams.
Experience required. License preferred for
comp. For info:
contact@gainesvillesoccer.org or 379-5979
4-25-72-14

PIZZA HUT-Now Hiring
DRIVERS & COOKS, Part time/Full time.
5004 NW 34th St.,352-373-7733 1-31-
47-14

PARADIGM PROPERTIES
Leasing Consultant, PT
Sales & customer service exp.
EOE, DFWP
352-375-2152 X301
www.teamparadigm.com
4-25-30-14

G8RBAY.com
*Get Paid & Have Fun *Flexible Hours &
Competitive $ *Sales Experience Required
.*eBay Experience a plus *Resume To
g8rbay@bellsouth.net 2-14-50-14


Help Wanted


**DANCERS NEEDED**
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)
1-31-17-14


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 :hr@gleim.com
Refer to job code FLDDP906
www.gleim.com 1-22-17-14


TUTORS NEEDED for 1on1 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 st23@cox.net. 1-
26-15-14


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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
only. 1-22-10-14

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
392-2908 ext. 105
$7.50/hr + BONUS + Paid Training
$8.00 Spanish/English bilingual speakers
Telephone Interviewing NO SALES
4-25-72-14

HARRY'S SEAFOOD BAR & GRILL
Now hiring all positions. Apply within 110 SE
1st. St. Downtown Gainesville 372-1555 1-
22-10-14


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Now Hiring
Experienced Notetakers and Editors
Apply Online at www.SmokinNotes.com
1-19-9-14


SOFTWARE DEVELOPERS
FT/PT. Flexible schedules for students and
graduates.

ACCOUNTING STUDENTS
Get paid while you learn. Flexible hours.

SHIPPING TECH
FT/PT.

SALES CONSULTANT
Relationship builders. Salary plus commis-
sion.

TECH SUPPORT
FT/PT. Flash exp. a plus.

Please send resume to hr@gleim.com.
www.gleim.com 1-22-10-14


Now Hiring'
Cook & Cashier, PT & FT. apply in person,
Maui Teriyaki 600 NW 75th Street.
Benefits include FREE meals. 1-26-14-14


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Apa-rtimnts. Condios. F furniture. Household Items.

Washers & Dryers. Vacuums. Appliances. Plants.

Cleaning Supplies & Services. Pictures & Frames.

And lots more! Students are signing their

summer & fall leases now.

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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

Programmers wanted:
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 career@radassociates.us. Company
info: www.radiologyassociatesimaging.com.
1-31-17-14

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
352-378-4156 1-31-17-14

VET TECH
Experience preferred. Afternoons & week-
ends. 386454-1001 1-19-9-14

TutorGator.com
No registration fee. Make money at your
schedule. Offer all UF, Santa Fe courses and
others. Respond to course requests online
2-5-20-14

Now hiring:
*BANQUET SERVERSORESTAURANT
SERVERSOHOUSEKEEPERSONIGHT
AUDIT. Apply in. person The Paramount
Plaza 2900 SW 13th St. 240-0159 1-31-
16-14

SALES CLERK
Part time $7/hr +incentives
Sandy's Consignment Boutique 372-1226
1-23-10-14

PREMED GRADUATES
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 email
hr@trimarkproperties.com. 4-25-70-14

Sun Country Sports is hiring gymnastics,
tumbling, office, bookkeeping, and more.
Applications avail @ www.suncountryspor
ts.com. Bring application to either location.
1-19-7-14

Attn Smokers! Earn at least $7/hr Smoke's
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
hr@magazinecrossing.com 1-24-10-14

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
1-24-10-14

ART ASSISTANT
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
1-24-10-14

NANNY JOBS six jobs in Gvl NOW.
Full time $$ Part time $$ Afternoons.
Noah's Ark Nanny Agency resume.
pix, class schedule; gnv@nanoneone.com
2-1-15-14

DRIVER OPPORTUNITY
Gatorfood.com
Potential earnings $14-$20/hr! Make your
own schedule. Fun environment, great op-
portunity. For info contact Jason 379-3663.
1-25-10-14

WAREHOUSE STAFF!!
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

EVENT SUPERVISORS!!
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

2007 Expansion
We need to start 25 ppl IMMED,
Great Pay, Cut Sales/Svc, Conds Apply
All Ages 17+, Call Now 372-6697
2-2-16-14

PINCH A PENNY
5010 NW 34th Street. Full Time/Part Time
sales associates. Apply in person. 1-25-
10-14


PT Front office help for
Psychology Group
2-3 mornings per week
Office experience required
Fax resume to 352-338-7710 1-19-5-14


Make a
DIFFERENCE
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A Youth Motivator Program
for Alachua County Schools
Plc.aie i:.r.:c.def r.r.g just one hour per week with an elementary
-:r iruddle :i h.:.: i i,:ed child who needs a friend. Orientation
sessions and sign-up tor new volunteers interested in participating
will be held: (attend just one)
Wednesday, Jan. 17 from 7:00-8:00 PM *
Thursday, Jan. 18 from 8:00-9:00 PM
Tuesday, Jan. 23 from 7:00-8:00 PM *
\ o6 0u//, ALL in UF Reitz Union Rooms 361-3
SPartners in Education
955-6900 kostamkb@sbac.edu
Former CHAMPS volunteers,
please call before 1/26 to re-register.
*After School Gators, a volunteer program that works with
VOLU TEER at-risk students at local public schools during after-school
VUU ILL will be meeting at the conclusion of the CHAMPS meeting.


M 1 Help Wanted ) Help Wanted


The Village Market
Haile Plantation Village Center
Hiring part time help 20-30 hours/week
Weekend availability a must
Call 380-01-11 for directions only
,1-26-10-14

CASHIER PT
Approx. 25 hours/week $7/hour
Call Shannon 284-2959
Ada's Clothes Repair 4-25-68-14

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 drharris@se.rr.com
2-2-16-14

PIANO TEACHER IS NEEDED
Lessons are at our home.
Must have experience teaching children.
Call 352-275-2062 or gnv32605@yandex.ru
1-19-5-14

CASH!!
Tired of 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
4-25-69-14

NOW HIRING FOR KITCHEN STAFF/SUSHI
CHEFS for new location. Apply in person at
Bento Cafe on Newberry Road. Next to
Moe's 1-19-5-14

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
1-19-5-14

Yamato Japanese Steak House
Now'Hiring Servers.
Apply in person @526 NW60th Street
332-4466 1-19-5-14

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
Isutherland@352media.com 1-22-5-14

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 : tendoug@atlantic.net
1-22-5-14

RGIS INVENTORY SPECIALIST
Year round hourly work
Immediate openings
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


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


WI Help Wanted j Help Wanted


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
following positions:

After school counselors
(Gainesville, Lake City, Bronson)
After school Bus drivers
(Gainesville, Lake City)
Wellness attendants
Wellness instructors
Personal trainers

Apply in person to Northwood YMCA, 5201
NW 34th Street, 352-374-9622 EOE DFWP
1-22-5-14

-Document Scanner-
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 bsmasingil@lifesouth.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
1-23-5-14

GATORSNEEDJOBS.COM
Paid survey takers needed in Gainesville.
100% FREE to join. Cllick on Surveys. 4-
25-66-14

WANTED
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. Lloyd
Clarke. Sports 1504 NW 13th St. 1-26-8-14

CLASSIC CARWASH
3010 SW Archer Road. Now hiring guys &
gals.1-23-5-14

Receptionist: Proficient in Microsoft Office
products. Detail-oriented with outstanding
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Peck: Youth no

longer an excuse

WOMEN'S, from page 20


UF has now lost six consecutive games
and hasn't won at the O'Dome since 2006
ended.
"We had this game in our hands," Dotson
said. "Once we get over the hill, we know
what it feels like. We just got to keep going
over it.
"Once we get over the hill, we know
what it feels like. We just got to
keep going over it."
Marshae Dotson
UF forward


Former guard still in

contact with UF squad

MEN'S, from page 20

couldn't promise that to the guard.
Huertas may have left, but he still keeps in touch with
a couple of Gators, guard Walter Hodge and forward Al
Horford.
And even though they are iow rivals, Horford said the
two might hang out after the game on Saturday.
"It's going to be different because ob-
. i .t viously he was our teammate last year,
and he went through all the adversity, the
S.,- good and the bad with us," Horford said.
"And to see him on an opposite (team), es-
pecially an SEC team, is going to be tough,
k but he felt like that was the best thing for
ertpr+as mavr not in therih court hibt


"We just got to come out intense and '' Donovan the Gators (16-2,3-0 SEC) will have plenty
want it more than the other team does, and to keep them occupied against the Rebels.
plus it was here on our home court, and that Mississippi returns three senior starters in guards Todd
should've given us a boost." ". Abemethy, Clarence Sanders and Bam Doyne, who was
Peck agreed. named SEC Player of the Week on Nov. 27.
"At home of all places is where (a Their experience has helped lead the team to 12 wins
win) should happen," she said. two victories shy of last year's total.
Even though Peck has mentioned that in- "I think it's been pretty indicative of the way they've
experience (two seniors and one junior) and played," Donovan said. "They're having a great season right
expa lack of heightened (two seniors Briand onea Phiips stand I ow.
a lack of height (only Briana Phillips stands nMississippi defeated Arkansas on Saturdaybefore losing
over 6-feet) were the two biggest aspects that ^ to No. 16 LSU in the final minutes Wednesday.
has held her team back this season, one of The Rebels seem to be a more competitive team with
those is now 86'ed. -- -- Kennedy, who replaced Rod Barnes. Barnes was fired when
"I'm not going to allow them to use young the Rebels lost 13 of their final 14 games in 2006.
as an excuse anymore," Peck. said. "We're "Kennedy has proven to fit with the Rebels as four of the
into January. We got to step up and we got to five starters are averaging double figures in scoring.
play like grown-ups. And we've got to do it Andrew Stanfill/ Alligator Doyne leads the team with 16.4 points per game, up from
for 40 minutes." UF guard Sha Brooks drives in the first half of Thursday last season's 9 points per game.
UF will look for its first SEC win of the night's game against Auburn. Brooks fouled out in the final
season Sunday at home versus Arkansas. minute, but still scored 24 points.


Rugged schedule has team facing two national champions in tough February


TENNIS, from page 20

Jackson doesn't feel starting the
season on the road will have any
effect on his players.
"(The SEC Indoor) is always the
start off to the season," he said. "It
would make a difference if it was a


team event."
He warned that this transi-
tion period that the team is going
through will not end overnight, or
even within days or weeks.
It may take more than a year.
During the transition, Jackson
hopes that the Gators will stay
competitive in the SEC, as they


have won two of
the last four confer-
ence titles.
He will work to


II "i keep his team in
the top 25, and the
Gators look to make their 17th
consecutive NCAA Tournament
appearance.


While this may be an off year
for UF, Jackson hasn't lightened up
on the scheduling.
The Gators will face two of
the last four national champions
within a two-week period, facing
Baylor on Feb. 4th followed by
Illinois nine days later.
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Evans: Gators have no weak links on team


GYM from page 19


U.S. Olympic team, won the
silver medal in the uneven bars.
She repeated her bar success in
her freshman year, winning the
NCAA championship.
The Gators hope to provide


competition for Humphrey on even bars and floor last year in
the uneven bars. Alabama, Evans said this Gators
Faehn said, team has no faults.
Sthe team is "I don't really think we have
stacked with any weaknesses," Evans said.
Gymnastics talent in the "This is one of the strongest teams
event., we've had. It's hard to make a
Despite be- lineup because you have so many
ing outscored on the vault, un- people who are so good."


Women see improved focus from last year


SWIM, from page 19


In particular, freshman Roland Rudolf has stood out,
winning two events last weekend.
"Roland Rudolf has a solid work.ethic," Troy said.
"He's consistent, and the guy likes to race. He's got a
lot of pride every time he goes to the block, and he goes
with the intention of winning the race."
SA sweep this weekend would bring the Gators to 500
all-time dual-meet wins.
Last week, the women defeated both Indian River
and Virginia, improving their record to 6-1 (2-0 SEC).
"This year's team is a lot more goal focused than it
ever has been before," junior Katie Ball said. "We've


done real good so far. We just want to stay focused on
winning at the end."
The women have a balanced roster of freshmen and
returning talent.
"We practice tough love and it's
been working well all year," Ball said.
"As seniors, we try to point them in
the right direction and make them
realize the importance of meets."
The team heads into the weekend
recognizing the importance of not
Bell only facing a rival, but also getting
used to the rigors of back-to-back
meets.
"We're trying to simulate the dynamic of the postsea-
son as much as we can," Troy said.


Weight thrower earns honor

TRACK, from page 19

nine feet longer than her previous personal best.
"This was the first summer I really trained," Williams
said. "I did a lot of drills and practiced my technique. I just
need to keep moving forward and working hard."
This is the first time Williams has been honored with the
weekly award.
"Shawneise is a very special lady," Jones said, "and she is
very motivated."
Stockbarger earned his award with a provisionally quali-
fying throw for NCAAs at a mark of 62 feet, 5.25 inches.
The throw landed 8 inches short of the UF record.
Stockbarger posted the first NCAA provisional mark for
the Gators in the young season with his toss. He also im-
proved on his indoor previous personal best by more than
three feet.
This honor marked the second time Stockbarger has been
named SEC Field Male Athlete of the Week in his UF career.
"Wes looked good out there and had a great throw," UF
men's coach Mike Holloway said. "We want to be ready for
the SEC and NCAAs, and you have to be playing at your
best in this league."


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FRIDAY, JANUARY 19, 2007 1 ALLIGATOR, 19


Gators determined to "_ -_..l..__


take down rival 'Barmna ^-a----
take down rival 'Bama =


* THE CRIMSON TIDE DEFEATED
UF IN TUSCALOOSA LAST YEAR.

By RACHEL ROBINS
Alligator Writer
rrobins@alligator.org

This weekend, the UF gymnastics
team will find out if its No. 1 ranking
is legitimate.
SThe Gators (6-0) will host
Southeastern Conference foe No. 4
Alabama tonight at 7 in the O'Connell
Center.
It's the first time in history that
the Gators will compete as No. 1 at
home.
"We don't really focus on rankings
too much," senior Savannah Evans
said. "We like to just walk out there
and take one skill at a time."
Last year, Alabama defeated UF
in Tuscaloosa 195.775-194.625, but
Coach Rhonda Faehn thinks this year
will be different in more ways than
one.
"It's definitely more helpful to
not only be in your home arena, but
also, it's a little bit more familiar,"
Faehn said. "Having Melanie Sinclair
healthy this year is definitely helping
us as well. This team is much stronger
then what we had last year."
After last week's victory -against
then-No. 12 Oregon State, Faehn


hinted that Sinclair, a redshirt fresh-
man, would have more of an impact
role against Alabama.
In the Oregon State meet, Sinclair
only participated on the uneven bars
and beam. She placed first on bars.
However, lineups will not be final
until right before the competition
starts, meaning Sinclair's status is far
from set.
"It comes down to a few things,"
Faehn said. "Obviously, who's No.1
healthwise. (It's also) a combination
of who has the potential to score
the highest, but with that, have the
consistency. So, it's a fine line, and
it's hard to find the combination to-
gether."
The Crimson Tide boast an
Olympic silver medalist, Terin
Humphrey,. as well as an all-time
56-24 advantage against UF, but this
doesn't concern Faehn.
"It doesn't intimidate the team at
all," Faehn said. "We only focus on
ourselves. College gymnastics what
makes it so unique is that somebody
that has achieved Olympic status in
private club before, college can very
easily be beaten by somebody who
has.never even come close to that sta-
tus because you are on level ground
in college."
Humphrey, a member of the 2004
SEE GYM, PAGE 18


Savannah Evans performs in the floor exercise, scoring a 9.9, during the Gators' win against
Oregon State on Jan. 12 at the O'Connell Center. Evans and the Gators host Alabama tonight.


Champion Tigers host UF


By SCOTT ROSEN
Alligator Writer

Call it revenge. Call it redemption.
Call it what you will, but as the UF swim-
ming and diving teams head to Auburn to face
the Tigers Friday, a strange emotion hangs
thick in the air.
"For a while, I was dreading this match, fig-
uring that they would talk trash and hold the
football game over our heads," junior Dustin
McLarty said. "It would be great to beat them
while they're still (swim) champs."
Both the meri's and women's swim teams
take on the defending NCAA champion Tigers
Friday, followed by meets against Alabama
and South Carolina on Saturday.
Auburn's men's and women's squads are
both ranked third in the country. However,
the men saw their five-year unbeaten streak in
dual meets ended by Texas on Jan. 11.
"Well get (Auburn's) best shot," UF coach


Gregg Troy said. "It's a tough place to com-
pete, and the Texas meet probably woke them
up a little bit. We'll get their best shot now and
at the NCAA meet, so this is a good experience
for us."
The men gathered two victories last
weekend against Indian
River Community College
and Virginia, moving their
S record to 4-4 and 1-1 in the
Swimming Southeastern Conference.
The team boasts one of
the best freshman classes in
the country and looks to its experienced swim-
mers to lead them.
"The freshmen are the key to our success,"
McLarty said. "It is Florida tradition to bring it
home better than anyone else due to our hard
work and our attitude. It's always the goal
of the seniors to pass this tradition on to the
freshmen."
SEE SWIM, PAGE 18


Duo leads squads on road


By DAVID CHAUNCEY
Alligator Writer

Forget speed the strength of the
UF track and field teams lies in the
arms of two athletes.
Sophomores .Wes Stockbarger
and Shawneise Williams were desig-
nated as the Southeastern Conference
Field Athletes of the Week after
great performances in the Florida
Intercollegiate Meet last Saturday at
the O'Connell Center.
The duo leads both UF squads into
separate road meets this weekend.
The men's team will com-
pete Friday and Saturday at the
Rod McCravy Memorial Meet in
Lexington, Ky. The venue will also
be the home of the 2007 Southeastern
Conference Indoor Track and Field
Championships.
The UF women's squad will be
heading up to the Midwest to take


part in the Indiana Team Classic on
Saturday. This will be the third meet
of the season for the Gators.
By winning the weight throw,
Williams was the first UF women's
track and field athlete to automati-
cally qualify for the NCAA Indoor


Williams


Championships on
March 9 and 10 in
Fayetteville, Ark.
"It is a major
blessing and has
been wonderful,"
Williams said. "I
am really happy."
Added UF wom-


en's track and field coach Tom Jones:
"This is a tremendous accomplish-
ment for a young lady who started
here as a walk-on. She has a belief in
what she is doing."
Williams' toss of 69 feet, 5.25
inches .in the weight throw was nearly
SEE TRACK, PAGE 18


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Huertas back


in Gainesville


after transfer

By JENNA MARINA
Alligator Staff Writer
jmarina@alligator.org

Mississippi may have lost in the first round of the
Southeastern Conference Tournament last year, but the
Rebels feature a player who is a national champion.
Former UF guard David Huertas will return to the
O'Connell Center for the first time since he transferred
to Mississippi when the No. 1 UF men's basket-
ball team (16-2, 3-0 SEC) faces the SEC West squad
Saturday at 1 p.m.
So, is UF coach Billy Donovan worried that his for-
mer player could give the Rebels some inside informa-
tion about the Gators?
"Maybe David will talk to (Rebels
coach Andy Kennedy) in Spanish,
and he won't know what's going on,"
Donovan joked.
Basketball In all seriousness, Donovan said
he wasn't concerned that the Rebels
might hold any more of an advantage
than the Gators' previous opponents.
"We gotta do what we do," Donovan said. "They're
going to be able to watch film and be able to tell every-
thing theyneed to know about Florida."
Although NCAA transfer rules prevented Huertas
from playing for the Rebels this season, Donovan said
there are no hard feelings about the switch.
"Life's too short," Donovan said. "If David Huertas
warned to transfer in our league, it doesn't concern
me."
Huertas decided to transfer during the summer
because he wanted to be able to contribute more to a
team and see increased playing time.
With all of his starters returning, Donovan felt he
SEE MEN'S, PAGE 17


Kim Klement/ Alligator Staff
Former UF guard David Huertas transferred to Mississippi last summer.
The No. 1 UF men's basketball team takes on the Rebels Saturday.


UF faces unfamiliar territory with low rank


* THE GATORS HEAD TO NEW OR-
LEANS TO START THE SEASON.

By PHIL KEGLER
Alligator Writer

While the Southeastern Conference
Indoor Tournament typically marks the
beginning of the UF men's tennis season,
it brings something a little different this
,year.
For the last four seasons, UF has started
the season ranked in the top five. This
year, the Gators start a bit lower at No. 17.
Coach Andy Jackson acknowledged that
the team isn't as solid as in recent years.
"The ranking is pretty accurate,"


"We had a pretty good run for
three years, but we lost the ma-
jority of our team last year. We're
trying to build it back up."
Andy Jackson
UF men's tennis coach

Jackson said. "We're gonna have a huge
transition. We had a pretty good run for
three years, but we lost the majority of
our team last year. We're trying to build
it back up."
The tournament, held in New Orleans,
begins today and runs through Monday.
It is solely an individual event, so it
does not count toward team records or


rankings. Jackson likes that it serves as
a warm-up to the beginning of the team
season, and a chance to play against what
he calls "the best tennis conference in the
country."
UF has had success here in the past,
having two runners up in the last four
years Janne Holmia (2003) and Greg
Ouellette (2005).
Ouellette, ranked No. 16 in the country,
will have another chance to repeat his
freshman success in this tournament and
is joined in the singles rankings by fellow
junior Nestor Briceno (No. 60).
They will look to have good showings
in their season debut.
SEE TENNIS, PAGE 17


UF WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

Gators extend


conference


winless streak

By BRIAN STEELE
Alligator Staff Writer
bsteele@alligator.org

It still stands.
The next time the UF women's basketball
team walks into practice, there will stillbe a big,
fat "0" in the wins column of the Southeastern
Conference standings board.
After a depressing start led to a 14-0 hole,
UF (6-13, 0-4 SEC) actually made a game of
it against Auburn on Thursday night at the
O'Connell Center, but still fell 74-69.
It seems like a broken record the Gators
were also dominated early by No. 4 Tennessee
last week and were down 25-0. This time it
was 11 points fewer, but the Tigers aren't even
ranked.
However, UF had a chance
Thursday.
With a flurry of Sha
Brooks drives and post-ups
by Marshae Dotson who
scored a career-high 26
points and also grabbed
Peck eight rebounds against an
intimidating Tigers' frontline
- the Gators were down by just 2 at halftime,
27-29.
But then the second half started, and once
again UF forced itself into a catch-up game
as Auburn started off with a quick 6-0 run.
While the Gators had an opportunity to tie it
in the final 30 seconds, senior guard Kim Dye's
three-pointer rimmed out. Probably even more
paramount with that play was that Brooks,
who scored 24 points, had just fouled out and
is the Gators' top three-point shooter.
"We're fighting," Brooks said. "At certain
times -on the court, we don't continuously
fight, we kind of slack (off), and we don't com-
municate as well. We lose our man. We don't
box out. We have to continue on to fight for the
whole 40 minutes and not just some of the first
half and some of the second half."
However, even after playing from behind
the entire game, UF coach Carolyn Peck didn't
feel that trailing drained her players.
"I really don't think in the second half that
fatigue was a factor," Peck said. "That con-
centration and like the players mentioned
-- that fight, and that's a mental thing to con-
tinue to maintain for the last 20 minutes."

SEE WOMEN'S, PAGE 17


Men's basketball
(14) Duke 62
Wake Forest 40


(9) Oregon
Stanford


SMen's basketball: Mississippi vs. UF
O'Connell Center, Saturday, 1 p.m.

*Women's basketball: Arkansas vs. UF
O'Connell Center, Sunday, 3 p.m.


Today's question: Which UF men's basketball Percent (votes)
transfer do you miss the most? Gymnast. 49% (95)
Volleyball 22% (42)
Thursday's question: Which UF women's sport Basketball 13% (25)
Tennis 11% (21)
will be the next champ? (see right for results). Soccer 5% (10)
193 TOTAL VOTES


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