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VOLUME 100 ISSUE 82 We Inform. You Decide. MONDAY, JANUARY 22, 2007
Alumnus gives UF late Christmas present
By JESSICA DaSILVA
A UF alumnus wanted to give back to the place he cred-
its for much of his success, and he did so in a historic way .I
Friday, making the largest private donation ever given to. 1. A
William Hough, a St. Petersburg investment banker,
pledged to give $30 million to the Warrington College of
Business, where he graduated in the first class of the mas-
ters of business administration program in 1948.
The money, which is eligible to be matched by state
funds and could potentially total $50 million, will go to-
ward constructing a-building William R. Hough Hall
- that will house the Graduate School of Business.
The graduate school is being renamed in Hough's
"It was my pleasure to give this gift," Hough said dur-
ing a press conference.
"I made my success right here in Florida. I hope:UF will
... grow and keep these graduates to create a financial in-
dustry in Florida to rival that of Wall Street," he said.
Hough said his time at UF helped prepare him for his
"Whatever success I had, I attribute to several profes-
sors in grad school," he said.
One taught him everything he knows about investment
banking, he said.
Another taught him how to analyze municipal bonds,
something not typically covered at the time. LuannDietz Alligator Staff
Chris Brazda, spokesman for the UF Foundation, said
William Hough (center) and his wife, Hazel (right), receive news that their $30 million donation to the Warrington Col-
SEE DONATION, PAGE 11 lege of Business is eligible to be-matched by the state. Hough's gift was the largest private donation made to UF.-
No online voting for SG
By JOANNA BLAZ
Despite the support of 85 percent
of student voters, Intemet voting will
not be a method used in the upcoming
Student Government election.
The SG Supreme Court .recently
explained that voting from an "unse-
cured" computer is unconstitutional,
giving reason for its December ruling
against the voting method.
Brian Aungst, the SG supervi-
sor of elections, said he supports the
Supreme Court's decision.
"(Internet voting) would make
people susceptible to voter fraud and
deception," Aungst said.
(right) and the
No. 1 UF men's
received a scare
from Mississippi on
at the O'Connell
Center. See story,
Online voting, which would allow
students to vote from any computer
with Internet access, has been a subject
of debate since Summer 2004.
so afraid of
,"ciS~'n that would
1 help so
,'--- many peo-
Thomas Jardon, former Action Party
president and advocate of Internet
Former Student Senator Rosemarie
Clouston helped add Internet voting as
an initiative to the Spring 2006 ballot,
SEE VOTING, PAGE 11
Library donor Smathers dies
ETHE FORMER U.S. SENATOR WAS
AN INVOLVED ALUMNUS.
By JESSICA DaSILVA
Major UF donor and former Student
Body President George A. Smathers died of
a stroke in Miami on Saturday. He was 93
Smathers, who donated $20 million to-
ward UF's library system, named in his hon-
or, is known for his lengthy political career.
He served a total of 22 years in the U.S.
Congress as both a Democratic representa-
tive and a senator.
Smathers, who attended UF as an under-
graduate and law student, was very involved
He was president of the Sigma Alpha
Epsilon Fraternity as well as the debate dub,
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See story, pg. 10.
and he played basketball for three years. He
was also elected Student Body president in
A six-foot portrait of Smathers still over-
looks the dining room in the SAE house,
said SAE president Samuel
He added that Smathers
was a very active SAE
alumnus who would
Continually meet with the
chapter's presidents to of-
Smathers fer his advice and support.
others Throughout the '70s
and '80s, Smathers would let the president
of SAE sit with him in the president's box at
football games, Warfield said.
"In my personal opinion, he was a great
leader, a great philanthropist, a great man
and by far, the most distinguished alumni of
our chapter," Warfield said. "He was larger
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2, ALLIGATOR N MONDAY, JANUARY 22, 2007
Spring Fee Payment Deadline
Financial Services, 3:30 p.m.
Abortion Rights Memorial
North Lawn, 7 a.m.
Vox: Voices for Planned
Parenthood plants stakes to
represent deaths of women
from lack of abortion rights.
Mr. and Ms. Africa Scholarship
Reitz Union Grand Ballroom,
The African Student Union
holds its first annual pageant.
Writing on the Wall
Reitz Union Colonnade, 8 a.m.
The .Inter-Residence Hall
Association tables all week for
the project, in which students
write expressions of hate on
bricks. The bricks will be built
into.a wall next week and then
CSE.Bldg., Room E121,4 p.m.
The food science and human
nutrition department pres-
ents "TPN-Associated Liver
Disease" with guest Holly
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Chavez to U.S.: 'Go to hell!'
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP)
- President Hugo Chavez
told U.S. officials to "Go to
-hell!" on his weekly radio and
TV show Sunday for what he
called unacceptable meddling
after Washington raised con-
cerns about a measure to grant
Venezuela's fiery leftist. leader
broad lawmaking powers. -
The National Assembly,
controlled by the president's
political allies, is expected to give
final approval this week to what
it calls the "enabling law," which
would give Chavez the authority
to pass a series of laws by decree
during an 18-month period.
On Friday, U.S. State
Department deputy spokesman
Tom Casey said Chavez's plans
"have caused us some concern."
Chavez rejected Casey's state-
ment in his broadcast, saying: "Go
to hell, gringos! Go home!"
Chavez, who was re-elected by
a wide margin last month, has said
he will enact sweeping reforms to
remake Venezuela into a socialist
state. Among his plans are nation-
alizing the main telecommunica-
tions company and the electricity
and natural gas sectors.
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MONDAY, JANUARY 22, 2007 U ALLIGATOR, 3
Incumbents face competition in city elections
ETHE ENVIRONMENT AND
THE POOR TOP THE DEBATE.
By DANIELLE TORRENT
The challengers have stepped
Gainesville Mayor Pegeen
Hanrahan willbe opposedby Wesley
Watson, and City Commissioner
Craig Lowe will face Francis "Pat"
Fitzpatrick and Richard Selwach in
the March 6 election.
Running a "poor peoples' cam-
paign," 57-year-old Fitzpatrick is a
retired substance abuse counselor
and has been a social worker for the
past 35 years.
If he is elected, Fitzpatrick said
he would donate half of his com-
missioner's, salary toward "getting
people off the Downtown Plaza."
Along with ensuring that
Gainesville's poor are fed and con-
tinuing outreach programs for the
homeless, Fitzpatrick said he hopes
to make the city more bicycle-friend-
ly and do away with roam towing.
"That's horrible for people, come
out of the bar drunk ... and your car
is towed," he said.
His opponent, Selwach, is more
focused on environmental issues.
"I fought against cement plants,
Wal-Mart, even one time went before
a bulldozer for them to stop cutting
trees," Selwach said.
The 44-year-old pawnbroker
plans to push a recycling program
in which the
Gainesville City homeless and
can give back
to the community: "Don't be a pan-
handler, be a can-handler," Selwach
Lowe, the 49-year-old incumbent,
said he wants to continue upholding
environmental and economic rede-
"I have a pretty good record and
hope to produce even more in the
next three years," Lowe said.
In the mayoral race, Hanrahan
will be challenged by Watson, a re-
tired Gainesville Regional Utilities
Watson said he has been ponder-
ing running for office for 10 years.
"It's the right time in my life to do
something different," Watson said.
New to politics, Watson, 50, said
he intends to improve public safety
and the way the city spends money.
S"I just want to take a little bit
more closer look at how we do
things," Watson said. "That's my
thing common sense."
With plans to continue her work
with redevelopment projects and
energy efficiency and conservation
measures, Hanrahan, 40, .said she
was excited about the prospect of
having an opponent in the upcom-
"I actually like running for of-
fice," Hanrahan said. "I've been do-
ing this literally since I was a kid in
Since elected mayor in 2004,
Hanrahan said she has gained
knowledge on how to improve from
talking to people about the issues.
"One of the things that is very en-
couraging for me is that I have sup-
porters who maybe didn't support
me in the past who are supporting
this campaign," Hanrahan said.
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4, ALLIGATOR S MONDAY, JANUARY 22,2007
To the 0-Dome and beyond
Crew shows superhero spirit at games
By JESSIE COLEMAN
By day, his friends call him Alex.
By night, at UF men's basketball
games, he becomes Batman.
His Batmobile is a 2005 Honda
Pilot. His Batcave is a three-bed-
room apartment. His Gotham City is
Gainesville, and his cause Gators
Sophomore Alex Jadidian is
Batman of the Supercrew, a group of
UF students who dress in superhero
costumes at basketball games.
At Saturday's basketball game,
when UF defeated Ole Miss with a
score of 79-70, the Supercrew stood
on the second and third rows of the
Rowdy Reptiles section near mid-
court, warding off the Rebels with
The Supercrew debuted last sea-
son, trading typical orange and blue
apparel for superhuman guises.
They coined their identity with
a 6-foot long, 3-foot tall sign that
pointed to the group with four fat
arrows and bold red and blue letter-
ing that read "Supercrew."
"A lot of guys take off their
shirts and paint themselves. Some
guys wear the construction hats,"
Jadidian said. "We wanted to do
something really unique."
If it takes wearing a yellow belt,
a flowing black cape, a pointy-eared
mask and a $60 one-piece nylon suit
with the black bat symbol blazed
across the chest to stand out in the
crowd, Jadidian is up for the chal-
Its not the first time he has
dressed in costume to cheer on a
sports team. Jadidian rooted for his
Countryside High football team as
Superman for a game Halloween
His roommate and super-
hero sidekick Javier Stober, who
dresses as Robin, also cheered in
the high school "goon squad" that
sometimes tailgated prior to football
Jadidian and Stober arrived at UF
in 2005 as the same two "goons" but
kept their tradition of sport fanati-
cism alive by starting a new squad.
With confidence in numbers,
Jadidian and his friends, who
dressed as Robin,
Stude nt Wolverine, Ironman,
Live the Hulk and
the initial sneers and mocking re-
marks of some civilians.
But all superheroes have admir-
ers, and the Supercrew is no excep-
Most of the Rowdy Reptiles sec-
tion has warmed up to the group,
and some fans even usher the super-
heroes to the front three rows.
Children often greet the heroes
with wide eyes and smiles, some-
times shyly offering up praises like,
"Batman's my favorite," and posing
for pictures with the crew.
The basketball players know the
Supercrew by their names well,
superhero pseudonyms and have
even befriended some of them on
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UF students Alex Jadidian (Batman), Nicole Jordan (Zorro), Alicia Kinsey (Spiderman), Nicole Stasick
(Wonder Women), Javier Stober (Robin) and Austin Heerschap (Captain America) gather after the Gators
basketball team's win Saturday at the Stephen C. O' Connell Center.
And the Supercrew has been rec-
ognized even beyond the confines of
ESPN.com cited the Supercrew
as a determining factor in UF's No.
5 ranking in a Sports Illustrated poll
of the toughest basketball arenas for
away teams, Stober said.
When the Gators won the
NCAA Tournament, the Supercrew
members, who watched the games
together in Lakeside Residential
Complex, tore off toward University
Avenue on foot, shedding their civil-
ian shirts in a frenzy of. excitement.
After celebrating on the crowded
street, they suited up and rushed
to the airport to welcome the team
Joakim Noah and Al Horford
signed Stober's Robin suit on the
shoulders. Underneath his muscle
padding and superhuman facade,
Stober is still reeling from his brush
with greatness. He plans to retire
the autographed costume when he
finds the right replacement.
Like Stober's prized costume,
some members of the Supercrew
have been absent this season. The
Hulk and Wolverine have yet to
attend a game in costume, and
Ironman changed his identity, now
appearing as Captain America.
Last semester, the first female
superheroes joined the ranks. They
dressed as Wonder Woman, Zorro
The Supercrew welcomes all new
members with the stipulation that
each must find a different superhero
Once they've decided, Jadidian
said the only other super-require-
ment is die-hard passion.
"You have to be a Gators basket-
ball fan," Jadidian said. "You have to
bleed orange and blue, and once we
check that, then you can get in."
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MONDAY, JANUARY 22, 2007 0 ALLIGATOR, 5
Admin, grad students to
discuss five-year plan
By JOEY CHINDAMO
UF administrators hope to put an end to
the misunderstandings about the handling
of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
debt in a meeting today with graduate
CLAS Interim Dean Joseph Glover will
meet at 3 p.m. with members of the unoffi-
cial student group CLASUnite to discuss the
five-year plan a plan to handle CLAS's
$4 million debt. CLASUnite is a group of
graduate students who oppose the five-year
plan and want more involvement in creat-
ing a new one.
Glover said he called Michael Vastola,
a graduate student in the English depart-
ment, after reading last week's Alligator
story about a walkout the organization is
planning for Feb. 28 in opposition to the
"I called him after I read the story be-
cause I felt that they're working with very
old information," Glover said. "This is a
situation I've been trying to clarify with the
faculty, but evidently, that information isn't
trickling to the faculty."
Vastola said UF administrators told him
in December that the five-year plan was "off
"Even if the economic (or) finan-
cial parameters aren't in place,
we just want to know where
CLAS interim dean
But Glover said everything in regards to
the five-year plan is "on the table" but will
undergo more thorough analysis.
Vastola said he hopes the meeting will
"We want clarification about the current
position of the administration for the five-
year plan," he said. "Even if the economic
(or) financial parameters aren't in place, we
just want to know where things stand."
Parking decal prices
may rise next year
By STEPHANIE DUNN
Alligator Contributing Writer
Students may have to shell out more
money to park on campus next year if a
higher-than-normal parking decal price
increase goes into effect.
Although decal prices usually go up
about 6 percent every year, a 10 percent in-
crease was requested at the Transportation
and Parking Advisory Committee's meet-
The revenue generated from the usual
6 percent increase proposed Jan. 9 would
be enough to meet the needs of various
projects, such as resurfacing campus park-
ing lots and building kiosks at bus stops to
improve their appearance.
But UF is also aiming to deter environ-
mentally harmful behavior.
"We're under the umbrella of sustain-
ability here at UF," said Scott Fox, direc-
tor of the Transportation and Parking
Advisory Committee. "We want to influ-
ence people's behavior and convince them
to not buy a decal, not to drive to campus
in a single-occupancy vehicle and instead
consider riding the bus or carpooling."
Linda Dixon, coordinator of Facilities
Planning and Construction, said the plan
UF make people's
Ari:rf'-,. t*_ transportation
ecologically friendly is part of the Campus
But some feel the 10 percent price hike
used to execute the Master Plan won't be
One concern, according to Beth
Kleiman, president of the Student-Athlete
Advisory Committee, is UF's ability to
supply more bus services to those who are
unable to pay for the increase.
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COLLEGES ADMIT MEN
In a surprising trend, a number of all-
female colleges have begun to admit
men. In mid-September, the board of
Randolph-Macon Woman's College
voted to become a co-ed institution.
This decision comes less than a year
after Regis College, Rutgers University's
Douglass College and Wells College have
all made similar choices to abandon their
single-sex education roots. Proponents
of these moves point to a survey of SAT
students last year from The College Board
that shows only 3.4 percent of students
-would apply to a women's college.
NUMBER OF COLLEGE
New data gathered by two university
professors from the U.S. Department of
Education statistics has shown that nearly
60 percent of bachelor's degrees in the.
U.S. are now earned by women. This
data, which represents a substantial rise
over the past three decades for women, is
being carefully studied as an indicator of
the value of a college education for both
women and men in today's society.
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6, ALLIGATOR U MONDAY, JANUARY 22,2007
State of the
In the spirit of last Thursday's State of the City ad-
dress and Bush's State of the Union speech, coming up
Tuesday, we've decided to step up to the plate for UF
President Bernie Machen and write our own State of the
University address. This past year showed us some good
and bad things and then.of course, there's the ugly.
On the good side, we applaud UF's actions regarding
carbon-emission reduction. Machen's goal of making UF
carbon-neutral by 2030 shows UF's long-term commit-
ment to the issues of global warming and climate change.
UF's Physical Plant Division's E85 ethanol fuel tank is
another great accomplishment, allowing the division's
vehicles to fill up their tanks with this environmentally
friendly alternative to gasoline.
And for the first time in UF's history, several buildings
were shut down almost completely energy-wise dur-
ing Thanksgiving and Winter break. We hope to see the
same and then some during Spring Break and the
One thing we'd like improved is on-campus recycling.
There are no recycling containers in classrooms, and far
too often we see soda bottles carelessly tossed into the reg-
ular trash cans. Every dorm room has them so why not
every classroom? With the increased recycling this would
bring about, who knows? UF might be carbon-neutral be-
fore its goal date.
We're also ecstatic that Library West finally opened in
'August after being closed for three and a half years. It's
big and beautiful and quite a sight to see driving down
University Avenue. We just hope students will keep it
clean and quiet. And if people would stop stealing,
that'd be a plus, too.
But then there's the bad. Most notably, there's the
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences' budget debacle. This
is an ongoing issue that affects the whole university and
no one seems to be satisfied.
Several departments are seeing some huge cuts.
Professors' morale is down, and many are starting to
search for jobs at different universities. Graduate students
are freaking out because their professors might leave. And
then there are 33,600 undergraduate students here at UF,
almost all of whom will take a class, at some point, in
A better solution must be found. UF can't afford to
downsize vital departments like English and math or
the professors and graduate students who make CLAS
what it is. UF can't afford increased class sizes. Put simply,
UF can't afford the five-year plan.
And Student Government, you didn't think we'd leave
you out, did you? Of course not! In 2006, we saw two sepa-
rate students step down from their posts for academic rea-
sons first Lindsay Cosimi last January and then Lydia
Washington in July. Of course, Cosimi rather infamously
reinstated herself to her position a few weeks later, but the
problem is that these students allowed their studies to slip
so far in the first place. SG rules require only a 2.0 Grade
Point Average we think the time has come for that bar
to be raised.
And finally, we have the ugly. On-campus food with
the exception of the Hare Krishna's lunch is almost in-
edible. And the places that do serve food we can actually
choke down well, the lines go from here to Botswana.
And whatever happened to that idea for an on-campus
Moe's Southwest Grill? We know it was an Action Party
initiative, but it was such a great idea, we were sure the
Swamp Party would pick it up. Mmm, chips and queso
between classes what could be better?
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Rapes can be reduced if we are alert
o it turns out that the recent rapes in Gainesville
don't represent an increase in such crime relative
to this time last year. Nonetheless, they have gotten
attention in the media, which is good and bad.
It's bad because any news of rape is horrible. It's also
bad because many women feel that they are in more
danger than they actually are. The headlines gave the im-
pression that a serial rapist might be on the prowl, which
police say is highly unlikely.
Fortunately, within a couple of days, the Alligator ran
a story that clarified that there was no reason for women
in Gainesville to feel threatened in any abnormal way.
The media attention was good, however, because it
focused on the need for awareness. Unfortunately, rape
happens often enough that it doesn't always cause a stir
in the papers.
Last, January, there were 17 rapes in Gainesville, but
there wasn't much coverage because, sadly, that's not out
of the ordinary.
Awareness of a situation only helps when we learn
from it and apply that knowledge in real life. Several
articles and meetings recently outlined the basic precau-
tions, but two important lessons have been left out.
The first is that potential victims need to accept that
they can reduce the risk of something horrible happen-
ing. This might seem obvious, but it's not.
To some people, acknowledging that a woman can try
to protect herself implies that victims are partly to blame
if they put themselves into risky situations.
This simply isn't true. In a perfect world, women
would be able to walk down a dark, empty street alone
and without fear. I wish such a world existed, but that
doesn't change reality.
Saying that a woman should avoid getting drunk
in the absence of trusted, car-
Aing friends isn't like saying, for
example, "Don't run in traffic."
.- Staying out of traffic prevents
almost certain injury and it
would be difficult to feel bad for
Patrick Barrett someone who didn't.
Grin and Barrett Being careful at a party, how-
firstname.lastname@example.org ever, is a measure to be taken
against the injustice of the world.
It is an attempt to pre-empt evil
and inhumanity. I wish that a policeman could escort
every womar home or to her car after dark. But the fact
is, we don't live in such a world, and it's unfortunate that
women have to take these precautions.
The other lesson here is to be aware for the sake of
others. If you suspect anything, that suspicion warrants
That doesn't mean you should attack someone just
because something seems strange to you if the signs
of an impending rape were so obvious, it would be easier
But you can do something. If you're in your car about
to leave a darkened parking lot, and you see a lone
woman walking to her vehicle, stick around for a minute
to make sure she gets to her car safely. If a girl at a party
seems a little too drunk, alert one of her friends to the
Rape is an attack on a community. We can all take
steps to reduce the chances that it will happen and so
Patrick Barrett is a junior majoring in Russian. His column
appears on Mondays.
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Today's question: Should Stu-
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Friday's question: Should UF
fund a student-run homeless
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Letters to the Editor
Homelessness partly UF's responsibility
I'm writing about Friday's editorial re-
garding the proposed student-run homeless
shelter, which you have condemned. While
you may feel that seeing "a homeless person
panhandling on the exit ramp" is sufficient
exposure to the homeless community, I
don't. I find your assumptions about the
homeless of Gainesville to be unfounded:
There are 1,200 homeless in this city. How
many do you'see "panhandling?"
Also, not wanting to be placed in a situa-
tion you "may not be comfortable with" is a
poor excuse for pretending that the presence
of the university doesn't affect the city.
Where's Chomp the Vote this semester?
Last Fall, the student body was told that
Chomp the Vote wants to focus on local elec-
tions that was Hannah Hillman's excuse
for doing nothing before midterm elections.
We elected a senator, two representatives, a
governor and half a dozen more state policy-
makers last November without Chomp the
Vote because, iil theory, it was focusing on
the now-looming local elections.
It's less than two weeks before the dead-
line to register voters for the March elec-
tions, and no one has heard a peep out of
Chomp the Vote.
Chomp the Vote is one of Student
Government's most important programs
- but it's currently defunct. How many
voters has Chomp the Vote registered since
August? How many candidates and speak-
ers have come to campus? It's unacceptable
that a student-funded organization does
absolutely nothing. It's time for someone
- anyone to step up and do the job.
College Democrats president
Rapes not getting enough attention
Regarding Friday's article "Rape rate
low, press hype high": While the-media cov-
erage of the recent rapes in Gainesville can
be viewed as overly sensational, perhaps
there has been too little coverage in the past.
Residents shouldn't live in a state of fear, but
anything that brings attention to personal
safety and rape prevention is ultimately
Even one incidence of rape is too many,
and the first defense is awareness and pre-
vention. The article reports that two rapes
were by strangers and two were acquain-
tance rapes. It's often the first frightening
scenario that keeps people awake at night.
But the vast majority of rapes reported are
acquaintance rapes. By creating a public
awareness and discourse, we can seek to
diminish the social stigma that keeps many
victims from reporting their attacks.
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Greeks recruit, raise money
T e semester has gotten
off to an eventful start for
the UF Greek community.
Recruitment began this weekend,
and two Greek chapters donated
more than $28,000 to different
Recruitment, which will con-
tinue through Friday, offers fra-
ternities the opportunity to meet
potential members who didn'tjoin
in the Fall, said A.J: Rosenthal, the
Interfraternity Council vice presi-
dent of membership.
Rosenthal said he feels Spring
Rush Week will be successful.
"We're expecting a much
larger turnout this Spring than
we have had in the past," he said.
"Traditionally, Fall has been IFC's
largest recruitment. This year,
many students from Fall deferred
recruiting to the Spring because
of their rigorous academic sched-
On Sunday, an IFC recruitment
kickoff forum was held in the Reitz
Union. Potential fraternity mem-
bers can visit houses this week for
lunch, dinner and other events.
Certain Panhellenic sororities
Zeta Sorority's Clay Classic, which
took place Sunday morning, at-
tracted more thin 400 people,
Held at the Gator Skeet and
Trap Club, the trap shooting com-
petition raised more than $10,000
for the House Ear Institute, a non-
profit organization benefiting the
"We are excited to be able to
contribute money toward a great
cause and also get the students
of UF and the Gainesville com-
munity involved in our event,"
said Jennifer Morris, Delta Zeta's
At a ceremony Saturday,
the men of Sigma Phi Epsilon
Fraternity donated $16,000 to the
Florida Diabetes Camp. The fra-
ternity made the presentation at
YMCA Camp Winona in DeLeon
Springs. Sig Ep raised the money
during its Surf Frenzy philan-
thropy Sept. 29.
The money is used for the camp
and scholarships for children who,
because of the high cost of their
medical supplies, would not oth-
erwise be able to attend.
"We've had great brotherhood
involvement in previous diabetes
camps, which motivated us to get
involved," said UF student Troy
Pashuck, the director of Sig Ep's
The brothers said the feeling
they got from helping the kids was
"The experience of helping the
kids is very fulfilling," Pashuck
said. "It's truly a great organiza-
For more recruitment informa-
tion, visit the Office of Sorority
and Fraternity Affairs' Web site at
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and a member ofTau Epsilon Phi
Fraternity, will be covering the Greek
community in a weekly column on
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Collectors display wares at
annual museum show
By INNA GOYKHMAN
Alligator Contributing Writer
"I've never had a Pepsi in my
life," said Laurie Sheldon, 67, as her
Coke-can earrings swung from her
ears. She said she was simply raised
Sheldon is one of many people
who came to Saturday's Collectors
Day at the Florida Museum of
Natural History to showcase their
unique and sometimes downright
Amid people milling around
rows of display tables, she stood
behind a table that displayed only a
portion of all the Coca-Cola memo-
rabilia she owns.
Sheldon's was one of about 50
collections. There were also tables of
railroad lanterns, penguin parapher-
nalia and toasting forks.
While all the collections are per-
sonal, Sheldon's is especially close
to home. In 1911, her grandfather
began bottling Coca-Cola in his
plant in Nebraska. The tradition
was passed down through her father
and brothers for 78 years. Pepsi was
"My family never ate at a restau-
rant that served Pepsi," she said. "If
we were at a restaurant that served
Pepsi, all seven of us would get up
and walk out."
With her display of sugar ration
checks from 1928, aged glass bottles,
Coca-Cola signs and a wooden crate
with her family's insignia that once
held bottles of soda, Sheldon show-
cased a part of American history on
"My family never ate at
a restaurant that served
She said friends bring her empty
Coke cans and other Coke memora-
bilia when they travel.
Sheldon" read about Collectors
Day in. a newspaper six years ago
and decided to display her Coke
She's been coming to the event
every year since.
"I just thought, 'Oh, this is just a
great way to get young people into
collecting something, whether it be
thimbles or cash registers,'" Sheldon
Not everyone collects for fun,
though. Former UF faculty member
John Cornell collects corkscrews,
which turned out to be financially
rewarding. He sold more than 700
corkscrews from his collection to a
buyer in Tokyo and made enough
money to purchase a Mercedes-
Shirley Ann Scarabino, 59, has
been coming to Collectors Day for
five years for a personal reason.
She started a collection of po-
tato mashers in order to spend more
quality time with her daughter, who
lives in Gainesville.
"My daughter has been collecting
spatulas and coming to Collectors
Day for about 10 years," she said. "I
would come with her every year, so
I thought I needed something, too. I
decided on potato mashers."
With a table full of cooking uten-
sils in front of her, Scarabino said
the first piece of her collection came
right from her own kitchen. She
now finds pieces for her collection
at antique stores, yard sales and flea
Some pieces of her collection date
back to the 1930s. They look hand-
made, with a piece of twisted wir-
ing connected to a wooden handle.
Some of her mashers indicate how
dated they are by the chipped paint
colors on the handles.
Whether it's to show off their
own collections or to walk along the
rows and observe fanaticism at its
finest, Collectors Day has become an
annual tradition for collectors and
Laurie Sheldon presents a vintage Coca-Cola ink blotter to visitors
on Collectors Day at the Florida Museum of Natural History.
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Under new law, some motorcyclists must wear helmets
By KIM WILMATH
Alligator Contributing Writer
If you're under 21, your motor
scooter may be branded with some
A new Florida Department of
Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles
policy requires all underage mo-
torcyclists to have a distinct license
plate with "UNDER 21" conspicu-
ously displayed in bright red letters
below the license plate number.
University Police officer Darin
Gentry said motorcyclists under 21
have always had to wear helmets,
but there was no way for officers to
know their ages.
Jon Michael Richardson, a 20-
year-old UF student, wasn't aware
of the rule.
"I've been pulled over on my
scooter before, and (the police of-
ficer) didn't say anything about a
helmet," he said.
When Richardson bought his
scooter in 2005, he wasn't told about
the rule, but he bought a helmet
anyway as a precaution. Richardson
said he usually rides his 2005 red
"It isn't a bad idea to wear
a helmet, whether it's
required or not."
Kymco scooter on campus but uses
his helmet on busier roads. He said
going 20 mph without a helmet is a
risk he's willing to take.
But his eyes widened when he
learned the price of a ticket: $123.50.
To avoid a citation, motorcyclists
must get the new tag when they re-
place or renew old ones, said Diana
Lamb, title clerk at the Alachua
County Tax Collector Office.
Justin Jackrel, owner of
GatorMoto, said that he only re-
cently learned of the regulations and
is sending out amailer to explain the
"The law affects almost all our
customers," he said. "The majority
(of riders) are not going to wear hel-
mets on campus. Have a feeling it's
going to mean a lot of tickets."
Students may not know that their
scooters are technically motorcycles
and may be unaware of helmet re-
quirements, Gentry said.
According to Florida law, a per-
son over 21 may ride a motorcycle
without a helmet if he or she has
insurance of at least $10,000.
While Gentry said he hasn't yet
pulled anyone over for violating the
helmet law, he said it would be an
easy offense to spot in light of the
new tag requirement.
"It isn't a bad idea to wear a hel-
met," he said, "whether it's required
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Hippodrome Theatre celebrates 25th anniversary
By JESSICA PONN
Alligator Contributing Writer
Sidney Bertisch took an orange
kazoo out of his pocket and began
playing along as the crowd bel-
lowed the happy birthday song.
Sunday was the 25th anniver-
sary of the Hippodrome Theatre,
and its loyal patrons gathered to
"The Hippodrome is just a won-
derful theater," said Bertisch, who
has been attending film screenings
since the opening night.
"When you go to the movies,"
he said, "you want to be moved.
You want to be changed a little bit.
And that happens here."
The Hippodrome screened its
first film 25 years ago after the
dream of three UF graduates was
"It was probably about 27 years
ago that we got together and said,
'Hey, let's do this! Let's start an
art theater!'" said cinema direc-
tor Shirley Lasseter. She founded
the theater along with longtime
friends Rocky Draud and Mary
Draud, the cinema's general
manager, believes Lasseter's taste
in film has been integral to the
"There are a lot of movies that
Shirley will take a chance on," he
Lasseter tries to -find films
early, before they become popu-
lar, and secure the rights for the
"Pan's Labyrinth," the latest
Hippodrome enterprise, is an ex-
ample of her judgment. So was
"The March of the Penguins,"
which wound up being the
most profitable screening in the
"We've kind of learned who our
atidience is because we've been do-
ing it for so long," Lasseter said.
UF contributes an important
part of that audience. While
Lasseter said that she sells tickets
to a good number of seniors, she
also notices a significant younger
"We wouldn't exist without the
university community," she said.
Hausch, the theater's produc-
ing director, nodded in agreement.
"It's an intellectual town. It's
a thoughtful town," she said of
Gainesville. "Art is one of the most
important things that we can share
with our community."
For Tom Miller, a bartender
there, the Hippodrome is more
than just a place to catch'a flick.
He said he has been going to the
cinema for more than 20 years and
feels honored to work there.
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Dominique Falconeiri peruses artwork by Ellen West inside the Hippodrome on Sunday evening during
the landmark theatre's 25th anniversary celebration.
"It's something that I think is
very inspirational," he said. "It's
like the cultural cornerstone of the
The birthday celebration
spanned Saturday and Sunday.
The theater served free pizza
Saturday .evening, and Sunday
featured a potluck dinner and a
free film screening.
"It's a big night for the cinema,"
He said he hoped the events
might lure in newcomers as well
as honor loyal moviegoers.
As they reflected on the past
25 years, the three founders also
talked about a vision for the
That led to the subject of much-
needed improvements to the
"We are moving in a new direc-
tion, as is the world of cinema,"
One improvement being dis-
cussed is making a switch to digi-
"We want to add a digital serv-
er," Lasseter said. "It will allow us
to bring in different films at more
In an effort to raise funds for
these upgrades, the Hippodrome
is holding a raffle.
Tickets, which are $5 each, will
be raffled for chances to win two
admissions to major U.S. film fes-
Tickets are being sold at the bar,
and raffles will continue until the
last festival is over.
Building to be named for Hough
DONATION, from page 1
Hough's donation doubled what was previ-
ously UF's largest-ever gift a $15 million
contribution to the McKnight BrainInstitute.
John Kraft, the dean of the college, said
Hough's donation will be divided into two
sums: one of $25 million and another of $5
SHe said $25 million will be used for en-
hancements within the college, including
graduate programming and a career resource
The additional $5 million will be used to-
ward the construction of the graduate build-
"(The donation) was a very good
College of Business dean
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Construction is scheduled to begin in June
2008, and the building should be complete a
Hough and UF officials had been discussing
the donation for about nine months, Kraft said,
but Hough solidified plans for his large gift in
"It was a very good Christmas present,"
Kraft said, smiling.
Court deems online voting unconstitutional
VOTIN G, from page 1
where about 85 percent of stu-
dents voted in favor of it.
"Only by having a system
in which more students par-
ticipate will we lend legitimacy
to Student Government,". said
Clouston, once an Action Party
member, "and I think online
voting is the only way I see that
However, according to
the opinion issued by the SG
Supreme Court, allowing the
initiative to become SG law
Advocates of Internetvoting
were disappointed that its con-
stitutionality was questioned
after it passed with such a ma-
jority of student votes.
"I think the Supreme Court
was irresponsible," said Jardon.
.' f. you dornt, give.it a try,'you-
can't judge it."
He added: "It was meant to
make it easier for people to elect
their own leaders. You're not a
student representative if you're
not representing anyone."
Although some say Internet
voting would lead to a more
representative voting popula-
tion, Aungst said there prob-
ably wouldn't be an increase
in voter turnout, citing FSU and
the University of Wisconsin-
Madison as examples.
He plans to use a combina-
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paper ballots for the Spring
election, -which will, be' held,
Feb. 27 and 28.
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2/2*3/3*4/4 Spacious Suites
All Inclusive! All Luxuryl
Time to make the move...
: ...and start living! 373-9009
In Gainesville's Finest 2/2's & 3/3's
Furnished and all utilities
Only $555 Roommate Match
Hidden Lake 374-FUNN
Super Clean Studio
Walk to Shands
As low as $375 monthly
Incl all utilities Phone 336-9836
Luxury Roommate Match!
2/2 and 3/3's!
All inclusive w/Cablel
Leasing Now! 335-4455
*LA MANCHA CONDOS*
Walk to campus 4BR/1.5BA. Pre-lease now to
lock in August rate. Utils included. $450/mo.
Call 278-9347 www.lamanchacondos.com
ROOM FOR RENT
Quiet location, near UF, shops & bus. Private
entrance & bath. $350/mo. Deposit required.
Call 262-0642 1-23-10-1
COLLEGIATE LIVING ORGANIZATION
Spring leases available incl util, eth, meals
& parking. Only 1 block from campus. 377-
4269. $315/mo I! 4-25-69-1
--I For Rent
1 MILE FROM CAMPUS
Call 352-516-2545 or 352-328-0388 1-23-
DUPLEX FURNISHED 1BR/1BA, kitchen.
Utils included. Dish-TV, covered patio. $475/
mo $100 sec dep. Located at Tower & Archer
Rds. Call 352-372-6466 1-26-7-1
1 MONTH FREE RENT
Closest TOWNHOUSE to UF
Includes Furniture, Ethernet, HBO
Utilities, Roommate Matching, Cable
Details at LiveNearCampus.com 4-25-60-1
ROOM FOR RENT
Fully furnished except bedroom, close to
campus, on bus route, $600/mo includes
utilities. Call 352-283-8113 1-7-14-1
I For Rent
*QUIET, CLEAN, LOTS of GREEN SPACE.
Rustic 1BR apt. $345/mo.
*1BR cottage $375/mo. Call 378-9220 or
mobile 213-3901. 4-25-72-2
OUTTA BED & INTO CLASS
Studios/1 beds across fromUF
Pets OK, open lated and wknds
Now LEASING for FALL
$99 1st month's rent
Wake up & walk to UF
Studios & 1 bedrooms
Starting @ $554
Pet friendly, Pool
*Come Seel 372-7111*
1 & 2 BRs HUGE Floorplans!
Water/Sewer included! Pets OK
Bus/Bike to UF 335-7275 4-25-72-2
LUXURY IN DOWNTOWN GAINESVILLE!
,Ptudios*1 Beds*2 & 3 Bed Townhouses!
W/D*Alarm*Pets OK*1 mile to UF
Never too early to sign! 338-0002
Apartments off SW 20th Ave. Close to shop-
ping, bus line and a few miles from UF. Price
range $505 to $605. Includes water, sewer,
garbage and pest control. Sorry no pets al-
lowed. Call 335-7066 Mon-Fri. 4-25-72-2
MOVE IN JANUARY
Affordabel & Quality Too!
Great Rates! Pets OK!
Walk/Bike to UF 372-7555 4-25-72-2
Deluxe, Large 3, 4, 5, 6, 7BR apt/house, 60
second walk to UF. Remodeled, Old House
charm. Central AC, washer/dryer included.
Wood floors. With Parking. By Private
Owner. 538-2181 Iv message 4-25-72-2
1 & 2 BEDROOMS FOR SPRING!
FREE UF PARKING -
Pool, tennis, bball, alarm
WE LOVE PETS!
Deluxe, large one or two bedroom, 60 sec-
ond walk to UF. Wood firs, washer dryer
included, fireplace, patio deck. Can furnish.
Short term available. Private Owner. $595-
up. 352-538-2181. Lv mssg 4-25-72-2
|1 W\ For Rent
J E II unfurnished
*NEAR SCHOOL NEAR PLAY
1 BR/1 BA*2BR/2BA*3BR/3BA TH
Close to UF!*Gated*24hr Gym*Tanning
Leasing for FALL 377-2777
BEAUTIFUL AND NEW
Ceramic Tile, Maple Cabinets, TV in kitchen
Huge scr. porches, W/D, walk-in closets
Only 1.5 miles to UF
2/2's & 3/3's starting at $458/person
Hidden Lake 374-FUNN
*r ELLIE'S HOUSES **
Quality single family homes. Walk or bike to
UF. www.ellieshouses.com 352-215-4991 or
LUXURY ACROSS FROM UF
Reserving for Fall
2/2 W/D, Alarm
D/W, Pets Ok
Open Weekends 371-7777
Sign a lease, Win a PS3!
'Luxury 1, 2, and 3sl
24-Hr Gym*Fum Avail
Leasing Now and Fall! 335-4455
*NOW LEASING FOR FALL*
1BR $629, 2BR $729, 3BR $909
Great location*Spacious*lncludes some utils
Alarms*Park FREE @ UF*Pets welcome
2/2 & 3/3 townhomes Avail Summer/Fall '07
Cable w/HBO, tanning, gym
Private Dog Park*All the extras!
Call for specials 377-2801
Get yours before it's gone!
Spacious 1, 2, 3, or 4BR close to UF.
Includes water, sewer, 2 pools,
On-site laundry, gym, & we love pets!
Call 376-2507 or www.BivensCove.com
THE LUXURY YOU WANT...
AT THE PRICE YOU NEED
Remodeled HUGE 2 & 3 Beds
Cable*W/D*Tanning* We Love Pets
Why spend more? 372-8100
*THE PERFECT MATCH***
2 & 3 bedrooms Available Now.
HUGE! 1.3 miles to UF!
ALL pets. welcome!
Be the BIGGEST on the block!
1 or 2bdr this FALL. We love ALL pets!
Pool, Gym, Park @ UF, Bball, Tennis
Call 4 Specials! 352-332-7401
60 sec walk to UF. Short term avail. 1 or 2
rooms $425 & up. Call 352-538-2181 4-
We Love Pets
1,2,&3 BR Flats w/Screened Porches
FREE Alarm*FREE Tanning*W/D
Gated Entry*Cyber Cafe*Pool w/ Sundeck
24hr Gym & Sauna*Only 1.5 miles to UF
Hurry, they won't last long*372-0400
ROOM TO GROW!
HUGE 1 and 2 bedrooms
ONLY 1.3 miles to UF
Live in Luxury
*Leasing Now and Janl*
Ind. Lease *All Inclusive
Sign a lease, Win a PS3!
Luxury 2/2 and 3/2!
24-Hr Gym*Furn Avail
Leasing Now and Fall! 367-9910
2160 sq ft. 4/3 NW home, 2 car garage,
fenced back yard w/deck on 1/2 acre. Wood
& tile firs. Landscaped yd. min from cam-
pus. $1750/mo + sec dep .352-374-3890
1st MONTH FREE
1BR Villas Starting @ $499. Please call: 352-
375-3077 or 352-373-2818 4-25-72-2
BIG AND CHEAP
2/1.5 apt 1100 sq ft $595
3/2 apt 1300 sq ft $695
1800 NW 4th St. Over 20 houses also
available 373-4423 www.maximumre.com
SW 20th AVE CONDO
2BR/2.5BA. Perfect for Roommates.
Pool, bus route, W/D. $850/mo.
I For Rent
Live at a Legend!
The Polos of Gainesville
will give you the best college experience
with Spacious Apartments, Three Pools
with Jacuzzis, HUGE Gym, Billiards Room,
and many more amenities! Minutes from UF,
shopping and Shands. On all major RTS
bus routes. All at a rate that won't break
your bank! Call now for specials: 335-7656
Affordable & Quiet Living
-1 & 2 BR Apartments ~
Close to UF and Shands,
Butler Plaza, Great Dining
$549-$835 Call 376-1248 \
2 and 3 BEDROOMS FOR SPRING!
Pool, tennis, bball, alarm
Free UF Parking!
MINUTES FROM UF!!!
3/3's from only $405 per Bdrm
4/4's from only $374 per Bdrm
FREE Cable w/ HBO/ SHOWTIME
FREE Tanning, 24hr Fitness Center
Ask About our Huge 2/2.5 Townhouses
Convenient Bus Route!
SAVE $$, GET MORE!
HUGE 1,2, and 3BRs
Near Butler Plaza*Gym*Pool*Alarms
Pet Friendly*Park FREE @ UF
Call Today! 373-1111
FORGET YOU HAVE ROOMMATES!
Huge 4BR townhomes w/W/D. 1662 sq.ft.
FREE gym membership and FREE cable!
Photos, Virtual Tours, Specials
3BR/2BA Triplex-1 block from campus.
security deposit already paid.
Major reduction in rent to lease upl
Looking Glass Apartments
111 NW 16th St. Office
COMPLETELY REFURBISHED 2BR/1BA
condo, Quiet, 1 blk to Shands/VA, bus line,
$750. Everything new: carpets, blinds, tile,
cabinet, paint, doors. Safe area. 1st fir, CH/
A, spacious, some utils paid. 352-376-0080.
GREAT NW HOUSE 3BR 1BA, large
Screen porch, W/D hkups, gazebo, $850/
rent. Avail 2/1, 1110 NW 55th Street
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
CLOSE TO DOWNTOWN! 3BR 1.5 BA
House, living & family rooms, WD hookups,
$850/rent, avail 3/1, 2102 NE 8th Street
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
CLOSE IN LOTS OF GREEN SPACE
2BR home. $650/mo. Call 352-378-9220 or
2BR/2BA for rent, W/D, all appliances, $475/
room + sec dep, call Anna 407-448-0573
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. 2-2-10-2
Furnished apartments close toJJF
Individual bedroom leases
**WALK TO UF**
Huge 2BR/1BA apt. $600/mo
One Bedroom/Bath Available @ $325/mo.
4 Bedroom house off NW23rd Avenue.
Occupied by male students.
Call Union Properties, Inc. 373-7578
WALK TO CAMPUS from 1014 SW IstAve.
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 0 W/D, covered patio 0 $700/mo 0 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
email@example.com 904-814-6976 1-
MONDAY, JANUARY 22, 2007 N ALLIGATOR, 13
Ul For Rent
$380 only per mo. Private BRs & BA. Very
well maintained unit. Laundry room facili-
ties, full kitchen, includes all utilities & DSL.
10 min from UF. 954-854-9445. Email:
One BR apt for rent. 1 person, 1 car, no
smoking, no pets, no fleas. It is small, but
has 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
$3751mo 1 or 2 bed "Iris House" Close to
downtown & UF, fresh paint, new carpet,
bath & kitchen upgrades. Pet friendly, see
photos & info @ rentalworkshop.com
Cakes and Pies and Golden Fries!
Ventura has a nice surprise!
Let us pay $200 of your January Rent!-
2 bedrooms available
Pets welcome/Open Saturdays
1902 SW 42nd Way
Bike to UF! 2/2.5, -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
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
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-
3BR/1BA- 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
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
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-
You must see this spacious 4BR/2BA
house. Close to University of Florida &
Santa Fe. Pool & Hot Tub
.all Eric for details O52-6824-4L
SHANDS AREA, 2BR/1.5BA town
First, last, sec. Good rent history
386-328-6229 leave message.
1 bedroom washer/dryer
central heat/air 1 block from
2 bedroom downtown $475
Gore-Rabell Realty 378-1387
Quiet/attractive/clean 3BR/1BA. NE. Bike to
UF. H/AC. Laundry/storage. 2 phone lines/
cable. Non-smoking. $895 + 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
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
I For Rent
U I 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
MONTICELLO TOWNHOUSE FLAT
2BR/BA, garage, washer, dryer, tennis
courts, pool, great location across from
Health and Fitness. $950. No pets. 331-6872
WALK TO UF
1/1 for FALL
Wood floors, pets ok
.Open weekends and late
MOVE IN TODAY
Walk to UF!
Studios & 1 bedrooms
From only $575
Large 1BR, Newly remodeled, hardwood
floors, ceiling fans, one mile from campus,
close to shopping, $420/MO Call 373-5295
*Kick the Roommate Habit!*
1BR/1BA only 3 BIks to UF 575 sq ft.
GatornestApts; 300 NW 18th Street- $495.
No Application Fee! Call 352-371-3636
Large room in NW home $400/MO includes
1-26- 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
SW 31st Place, 335-5171 2-8-15-2
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
WALK TO DOWNTOWN! 3BR 1BA
Newly remodeled duplex, new flooring,
house W/D hookups, screen porch, $795/rent
only., 623 SW 3rd Street
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
1-29-10-2 www.turlingtonrealestate.com 1-26-5-2
Near UF *
4 bedroom 3 bath House
Fireplace Newly Renovated Kitchen
Available August 1st, 2007
Manny @ 352-317-4408
Walk to UF *
2 bedroom 1 bath
Wood floors Washer & Dryer Dishwasher
2 parking permits on premises *Avail Jan 07
Manny @ 352-317-4408
ROOM FOR RENT $475
All utilities included. Near 43rd & Newberry.
1BR/1BA avail Jan 1st, carpet, CHA,
screen porch, on site pool, fitness club-
house, laundry, close to UF, shopping,
entertainment, on bus route, pets ok, utils
incl firstname.lastname@example.org 904-814-6976
OXFORD MANOR 1/1 sublease in 3/3 town-
house. Includes utilities, cable, W/D. V-ball
crt in backyard. $390 neg. 407-719-4159.
Email: Etbitmydog@aol.com 1-29-15-3
1BR/1BA in 3BR/3BA Hidden Lakes Apts.
$480/mo incl everything. W/D in unit. Porch,
pool gym. Pets welcome. Call Ning 352-870-
LEXINGTON CROSSING $540/MO
JANUARY RENT FREE
AVAIL JAN 07 MAY 07
1 B/B INA 4BED/4BATH, FEMALES
CALL 954-762-3048 / 954-567-2701
Countryside @ University Condo
2BRs avail in 4BR/4BA for $425/ea. Cable;
water, elec incl except phone. Call Irvin 904-
610-0967 or email email@example.com
Apt for Sublease Avail Jan 12th
$490/mo. Pet friendly. 1BR. The Woods
Apartments. 6 mth: Christine 352-271-5544
or 813-368-7606 1-24-10-3
1BR perfectly clean sublease avail imme-
diately. W/D-incl. At The Laurels. $830/mo.
Call 352-335-4455 ask for Seth Stripling's.
apt. Can call 561-558-4855 after hours. 1-
Sublease for spring
Semester at Campus
Lodge for only $509/mo
All utilities paid, pool
Side apartment, call 786-252-4272 1-22-8-3
Sublease: 6 month lease 2BR/2BA
Gym, Tanning-Booth, 3 Pools/Hot Tubs
Polos Apts of Gainesville
Rent $875 + utils. Sublease price negotiable
Male wanted for 2/2 Melrose apt $550 Avail
immediately-May '07. Jan rent FREE. All utils
incl. W/D, fully furnished, private bath, cable
w/HBO. Contact Teddy 863-513-5666 or
Sublease 2BR/1.5BA apt Feb 1 through June
30. $605/MO. Sun HarborApts, 999 SW 16th
Ave. Close to UF & Shands.
Call 352-505-7704 or 328-5707 1-26-
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, renter pays
electric. 3 pools, gym, free tanning, pets al-
lowed, will pay all your move in costs
Can move in today, Call 352-258-8593
SUBLEASE asap at Campus Lodge
Fully furnished. Great atmosphere-
Own private bedroom/bath
$529/MO total Contact 561-762-5293
3BR/2BA 1 mile from campus. Lease ends
August 2007. Will pay for transfer fee.
Pets allowed. No secuirty deposit needed.
$817/MO Call 352-225-6333 1-29-10-3
The Estates-MONTH OF JANUARY FREE!
Male roommate needed in a 4BR/4BA
1313 sq ft. all utilities included, very nice
and clean only $535. 934-873-5514
Gainesville Place Apartments
1BR/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
BRAND NEW 1BR/1BA in 4BR/4BA
CABANA BEACH. $519/mo. Furnished.
Uilities & highspeed Eternet inc. Female only.
Private BA/Walk-in closet. Avail Feb 07 -Aug
07. PLease call 352-871-0386 1-23-5-3
FEB RENT FREE
Right across from Library West. $492/mo
+ 1/3 utils & TV & wireless internet. Large
parking lot. Avail Feb 1 July 31. Call 352-
Female sublease: Royal Village. Walk to
UF. 1BR in 3BR/2BA. Available May 5 Aug
5. $450/mo $200 cash @ signing! Pool,
furnished. 561-793-2925 or 561-252-9607.
1 BR/1 BA. Great location
Very close to UF. $300/mo. 6 mo. Call Jose
GREAT 1/1 in a 4/4 at The Estates. $494/mo.
Everything included! Fully furnished, balcony
overlooks pool. Call Melissa 508-878-0537
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
MAKE $560 NOW! Sign up for sublease (thru
Aug 07) Melrose Student Suites. 1 BR/1 BA in-
2BR/2BA apt. Fully furnished. Infernet, cable
& utilities included. $560/mo. Call ASAP 352-
672-1123 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
1BR/1BA sublet avail mid Feb-May
$729/MO can extend new carpet/app
Pool. Arlington Square. 617-905-0340
Apt. for sublease avail Jan. 17th. Lexington
Crossing. $400/MO. Everything included!
January rent free. Call Kim 352-346-4181
Campus Club Sublease. Poolside bldg.
Utilities/HBO/internet included. Laid back
roommates. $380/mo in 4/3 shared. Avail
2/1/07 thru Aug 07. Call Steve @ 786-298-
7212 or 305-439-2813 1-26-5-3
Spacious 1 BR/1 BA apt on SW 20th Ave avail
now till July w/optional renewal. On 2 bus
routes. One story. $489/mo, January FREE,
$0 move-in cost, pets ok. Call Song 352-871-
AVAILABLE NOW! Luxurious & spacious
room in 3/3 apt Fully furn, internet, close
to campus. Wonderful roommates. Hidden
Lake Apt Complex. Female roommate need.
Email: email@example.com. 2-2-10-3
Fully furnished 1BR/1BA in 4BR/4BA, all
utilities included. Male only. Through August
$420/mo. 262-1574 1-26-5-3
Sublease @ Homestead on 34th St. January
rent already paid!! Move in immediately.
Rent is $375/mo. Please be sure to have a
guarantor. Contact John @ 407-257-2030
Roommate Matching HERE
Oxford Manor 377-2777
The Landings 336-3838
The Laurels 335-4455
Hidden Lake 374-3866
Female roommate for one/two female UF
students. Quiet. Responsible. 60 second
walk to UF. Old house charm with all ameni-
ties. Avail Now. $400 up. 352-538-2181.Lv
message. Private Owner 4-25-72-4
FEMALE ROOMMATE NEEDED
(1) for 4/2.5 new townhouse, 10 min from
UF by car or bus, all included $400 954-557-
SHORT TERM OK. Grad or professional for
vegetarian Household. BR & private BA in
lovely home. Convenient central Gainesville
location. $450 + 1/2 utils. 352-328-7474. 1-
FEMALE WANTED AVAIL NOW 1 BR/1 BA
in 4/4 condo $425 incl utilities, cable,
internet. WID, pool, bus 20. No pets.
or text mssg. 1-22-10-4
Responsible female roommate wanted, non-
smoker, 2BR/2.5BA townhouse, incl W/D,
electric, water, cable, hi-speed internet, on
bus route, 2 miles from UF. $475/mo. Call
MALE GRAD STUDENT PREFERRED
for 1BR w/private BA in 4BR/4BA condo.
W/D room, full kitchen, walk-in closet, 2nd
floor w/balcony. Close to UF on 2 bus routes,
nice pool & plenty of open parking. Available
Jan-July 31. $335. John @ 786-436-1657
Female roommate wanted. Close to UF,
furnished, 3BR/3BA, W/D in unit and util
included in rent. $489/mo. Month-to-month
available. Call Jen at 904-472-8149 or
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, & intemet. Furnished. Flexible
time period. 352-870-8459 1-22-10-4
Roommate wanted for 4BR/3BA house off
NW 16th Ave-between SFCC & UF. Cox
cable TV & internet, DW, W/D, new carpet,
& ceiling fans. Over 20 yrs old please. $380/
mo. until incl 352-328-4995 1-22-10-4
LA MANCHA 914 SW 8th Ave.
Free cable, electric, dsl, $475/mo. Call 352-
1BR/1BA in Rockwood Villa available now.
$325/mo + 1/3 utils. W/D. NS, singles, no
children, no pets. Call 352-682-6402 1-
Roommate wanted for 3/2.5 condo.master
BR. NW 39th Ave & 42nd St. Pool, tennis, dsl.
$500/mo utils incl. No pets. Call 363-0143 or
363-0144 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Roommate needed for 3/3 twnhse in gated
comm. Lg BR w/pvt BA & walk-in closet. New
appliances, carpet & paint. All amenities &
utils incl. 24 hr gym, pool, Bball, HS internet,
cable w/HBO/SHO $550. 954-83-4597 1-
2 rooms in 4/2 quiet family neighborhood. 1
bik from UF bus stop. 10 min to UF. All utils
incl. $465/mo. Fully furn; W/D, huge kitchen
& backyard. Non-smoker, females only. 954-
803-4346, 352-372-1890 1-24-10-4
Roommate needed in Royal Village.
Sublease untilAugust. Walk to UF. Own bed-
room and shared bath. Utils, cable, intemet
incl. Avail now! No redecorating fee. $460/
mo. Amelia orAnn 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
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
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
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 + until. Sho*ierm 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
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
14, ALLIGATOR E MONDAY, JANUARY 22, 2007
1 female needed. Clean & quiet place at
University Terr West.. $450 ALL utils in-
cluded: Cable, DSL, Electricity, and Water.
FULLY furfmust see condo. 4BR/4BA. 5%
disc for 12mth lease. Dory Garcia 954-816-
Female roommate needed to share 2BR/
2BA apt in Haile Village. $450/mo + $450
dep. Contact Shannah @ 352-284-1403
Non-smooking female professional or grad
in luxuryiR 72.5BA home, pool, close to UF
& SFCC. $395/mo + utils. 376-5970 or 258-
M/F needed to share 4BR/3BA remodeled
house in nice neighborhood w/UF students.
beautifully furn, clean! Must see! Screen
porch, fenced yard, quiet. NS, no pets. Share
BA. BR unfurn, $350/mo, or furn, $385/mo 4
mo OR 8 mo lease. $250 sec. 386-212-1578
Need female to share 2BR/1BA apt. $275/mo
+ 1/2 util. Sun Bay Apts. Call 256-6389 1-
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
*l Real Estate
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.
NEWLY RENOVATED 1 & 2 BR units start-
ing at $99,900 (as is at $86,900). Steps
from Shands, VA, Dental & more: $3,000
Closing Cost Credit w/Preferred Lenders.
Contact Tom Bellucci 352-538-6498 or Steve
Clark 352-328-831 at Coldwell Banker M.M.
Parrish Realtors 352-372-5375 for more in-
Magnolia Place: A peaceful, sophisticated
lifestyle. 1,2 & 3 bedroom luxury townhomes.
Within a gated community in the heart of NW
Gainesville. Bordered by wild wetlands and
nature preserve. Variety of floor plans & sizes
available priced from $159,700 to the low
$200,000's. Seller pays $12,000 in Closing
Costs, Upgrades and Bonuses! Contact
Coldwell Banker M.M. Parrish Realtors at
352-372-5375 or at onsite sales office 352-
377-4977. Note: Promotion does expire,
contact onsite office for info 1-31-112-5
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Enjoy your own private patio in a Completely
Renovated 1, 2, or 3 bedroom Cazabella
condo across 34th St from UF campus. Walk,
bike or bus to any part of campus within min-
utes. Prices starting in the low $100,000's.
For more info visit www.Cazabella.com
or contact"-oldwell Banker M.M. Parrish
Realtors (352-373-3583), Becky Cato (352-
665-0562) or Cindy Birk (352-871-2475).
U l Real Estate
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
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
LOFTS OASIS NY Style luxury loft. Newly
built concrete construction 2BR/2.5BA condo.
-Soaring windows & high ceilings. Near UF,
on bus rt. Best price on the market. $230k.
Ricardo Kokkas, Realtor 352-318-3384
1BR 3 blocks to UF & Shands. Newly re-
modeled, central A/C, W/D, luxury kitchen,
tile/Pergo, DW, very clean & private, big
BR, ample parking, first floor, on bus route.
$105,000. 352-362-6410 1-22-15-5.
Would You Like to Live Near UF?
Stop Renting, BUY NOW!
Free List of Available Condos
Campus Realty 336-3900 2-8-20-5
Woud You Like to Live Near UF?
Stop Renting, BUY NOW!
Free List of Available Homes
Campus Realty 336-3900 2-8-20-5
houses, condos, land & any other real estate.
Can close in 3 days, all cash. 727-560-6081
FSBO mile from UF!
Awesome 3BR/2BA house
Comply renovated, sep liv/fam rm
Reduced to sell at $219,000
1617 NW 10th Terr. 352-538-7879
COUNTRY CLUB LIVING
1, 1 & 3BR condos from the low $100s.
Pool, tennis, fitness & more.
Call for office hours 352-371-9555
Bosshardt Realty Services, Inc.
NEW 1 & 2BR Condos Starting at $159K
By UF. Gated. Covered, assigned parking
Matt & Tiffany Thomas Realtors
Bosshardt Realty Services, Inc.
352-494-0194 & 352-316-5556
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BRAND NEW CONSTRUCTION 3
BLOCKS FROM UF. Classic New Orleans
appeal with state-of-the-art luxury.
20 units still available. Prices starting in the
Mid-$200's. Call Eric'Wild at 870-9453
Walk to UF, 4 bedroom condo
$180,000 high-speed internet
Call SmoakAllen 352-317-5999
Campus Realty Group 352-336-3900 1-
4BR/4BA condo for sale by owner. UTW SW
20th Ave. Newly remodeled buildings. W/D,
dishwasher, pool, hottub. On 2 bus routes,
close to campus, store, mall, 1-75. Partly fur--
nished. Call Maggie 561-445-2314 1-24-5-5
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. UFAlum... Gooooo Gatorsl 4-19-60-5
)J*i 1 Real Estate ] Furnishings
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
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-
MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT $350
Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must
sell. Can deliver. Retail $2300. 352-372-
BED KING $170 PILLOWTOP
mattress & box springs. Orthopedic rated.
Name brand, new, never been used, in
plastic with warranty. Call 352-372-8588 Can
CHERRY SLEIGH BED solid with Pillowtop
Mattress & Box. All new still boxed. Cost
$1500, sacrifice $550 352-333-7516
Sofa $175 Brand new in pkg 333-7516
BEDROOM SET. 7pc Cherry, Queen/ king
bed, dresser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, chests
avail. Dovetail const. New, in boxes. Can de-
liver. Retail $6500, must sell, sacrifice $1400
(352) 372-7490 4-25-72-6
SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather.
Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail
$2650. Sacrifice $750. Call 352-377-9846
DINING ROOM Beautiful cherry set w/table,
6 Chippendale chairs, hutch & buffet. New,
still in boxes. Retail $5200, sacrifice $1100.
Must sell. Can deliver. 352-372-8588 4-25-
FUTON Solid oak mission-style frame w/
mattress. New, in box. $140 332-9899
DINETTE SET-Spc $85 Brand new in box.
Never used. 352-377-9846 4-25-72-6
**BEDS ALL BRAND NEW**
"Full $80 Queen $100 King $170B
Orthopedic pillow-top 'sets. Brand name
matching sets not used or refurbished. Still
in plastic, direct from factory! 352-333-7516.
BED- QUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mat-
tress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand
new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver.
$100 352-377-9846. 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.
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
Hot Tub/Spa $1295 Brand New Loaded!
Waterfall, LED lights, cupholders, 110-v
energy efficient with warranty. Free delivery,
MUST SELL 352-372-8588 4-25-72-6
Bed-FULL size pillowtop mattress & box.
New, in plastic, warr. Can del. $80 317-4031
Sofa $185 Brand newl Love seat $150 still in
pkg. Can del 352-333-7516
BEDS FURNITURE FUTONS
LOW PRICES & LARGE SELECTION
Dumas Discount 371-4422 1201 E. Univ. Av.
New 0 Used 0 Buy 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!
*Beds *Full mattress & boxspring sets $49
Queen sets $89 *Single sets$39 eKing
sets $99 *from estate sale. 376-0939/378-
6005 Call-A-Mattrbss 4370 SW 20th Ave.
BEDS FUTONS FURNITURE
Quality furniture at reasonable prices.
Morrells Furniture Outlet,
140 NW 6th St. 352-378-3400
Shop ONLINE at www.morrellsfurniture.com
Need to sell $50 OBO. Call 321-759-4721
Color TV 19" $40 La-Z-Boy recliner $40
full size bed $50 0 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 Snyder's bed/desk
double bed, flat wood/glass desk
3 sem new, 1 owner, great condition
bed $200, desk $75 OBO. 352-262-2439
352.219.2 980E 8j.t. .
- Computer/laptop repair
-Virus, spyware, hardware
- Fix it for $44
- Home/dorm 352-219-2980 4-25-72-7
Available from Commercial News Providers"
CASH PAID For Laptops
Power Supplies & Drives.
Joel www.pcrecycle.biz 4-25-72-7
V.A+ DasnputEr Geek
Computer Help! Now!
Computer Help FastA+ Computer Geek
House/Dorm 59 min response. No waiting/
unplugging/hassels. $30 Gator discount w/
ID. Certified MCSE Technicians. 333-8404.
MONDAY, JANUARY 22, 2007 M ALLIGATOR, 15
COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS
We buy computers and laptops
Working and Non-working
378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street
Microsoft Certified Professional here to
address all of your computer and home net-
working needs. Free estimate. References
available. Don't hesitate. Call 352-226-5151
DATA RECOVERY & Forensic Analysis
Professional, Reliable Work
Law Enforcement Officer
BS Degree, A+ Certified Technician
DataTriangle.com, 352-231-3300 5-15-
* I Electronics
4GB iPod mini silver
Factory refurbished. Excellent Cond. $120.
In the market for a new set of wheels or just
looking to add a second to that collection?
Want personalized handlebars or a fitted
seat? Check in the Alligator Classifieds
NEW & USED BIKES FOR SALE
WE REPAIR ALL BRANDS
Best Prices in Town*
SPIN CYCLE 373-3355
424 W UNIV AVE (DOWNTOWN)
M I1 For Sale
Private,,Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF.
Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-538-
2181. Can leave mssg. 4-25-72-10
(DOB 07/01/85); 5'02",
155 Ibs, Black Hair,
Violation of Probation
Warrant for Assault,
Domestic Battery and
Criminal Mischief More
Call (352) 372-STOP
0 1 For Sale
Books by Bob Brackin
Visit my website
UF SURPLUS EQUIPMENTAUCTIONS
hikes, computers, printers, vehicles and
more. All individuals interested in bidding
go to: http://fa.ufl.edu/am/surplus/online/
Engagement ring for sale- ict. 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
Gator String Backpack for sale. Fabric
-100% cotton & lined with cotton fab-
ric. Call' 352-871-2462 $18.00 or email
**** RIMS ****
NEW STOCK GMC/ CHEVY RIMS (4)
ALLOY, 15" 6-LUG
RETAIL $200, $125 OBO
CALL 904-762-5553 1-23-3-10
M 1 Motorcycles, Mopeds)
** SCOOTERS **
RPM MOTORCYCLES INC
SALES, SERVICE, PARTS
Many Brands Available 518 SE 2nd St.
Scooters from $899. Largest selection from
KYMCO, Daelim, Hyosung, Adly, Go-Ped,
Schwin, others. 2 yr warrantees.
3550 SW 34th St 338-8450 solanocycle.com
*****New Scooters 4 Less*****
Providing excellent service and
new scooters at great prices!
1901 NW 67th Place, 336-1271
NEW website www.NS4L.com
We have moved to a temp. location as we
await the completion of our new state of the
art facility. We still have new scooters start-
ing at $1199. lyr Warranties. We also service
ALL brands of scooters. Pickup Available.
Low Labor Rates. Free estimates. 376-6275
New Scooters 4 Less has LOW rates and
services on any scooter. Pickup/drop off
avail. $19.99 oil change and tune ups.
Call us! 336-1271 4-25-72-11
534 SW 4th Ave. Largest Selection of
E-bikes, Scooters, Accessories and More!!
Best Prices and Customer Service!!
0000000* CASH PAID 000*****
For MOTORCYCLES OR SCOOTERS
Newer or Older Running or Not
Fast & Convenient Free Pick Up
Call today 352-441-0442
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
*FAST CASH PAID FOR ANY CAR*
*Running or not!*
*NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS
*Over 10 yr svc to UF students
*Call Don @ 215-7987 4-25-72-12
CARS -CARS Buy*Sell*Trade
Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes
Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars
3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com
CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150
OVER 50 IMPORTS UNDER $10,000
SELECT MOTOR CAR
THE YELLOW BUILDING
2715 N MAIN 377-1616
$500! POLICE IMPOUNDS!
HONDAS, CHEVYS, TOYOTAS, ETC.
For listings 800-366-9813 ext 4622
Sunrise Auto Sales
3630 N Main St.
Buy Here, Pay Here 4-25-72-12
Sunrise Auto Sales
3630 N. Main St.
No credit check
Bring W-2s and Drive home today. 4-25-
Sunrise Auto Sales
$2000 off all financed vehicles
Wide selection of vehicles 4-25-72-12
Sun City Auto Sales
2306 NE Waldo Rd
Buy Here, Pay Here
No credit check 4-25-72-12
Sun City Auto Sales
Bring W-2s & drive home today
Wide selection of vehicles
$2000 off all financed vehicles 4-25-72-12
JUNK CARS HAULED AWAY!
0** FREE FREE FREE* FREEOOs
MUST HAVE TITLE! METRO GNV ONLY!
CALL DON 215-7987 4-25-72-12
Used Cars Sale & trade
See our inventory! 5-15-84-12
CARS FROM $29/MO!
Hondas Chevys Jeeps and.more!
$0 Down, 36 Months @ 8.5% apr.
For listings call 800-366-9813 ext 9765
'01 Chevy Prizm
65k miles, $3.3k, automatic, check
'97 CHEVY LUMINA LS
Color: blue, 115k, runs great, cold A/C, good
condition exterior & interior, tinted windows,
Pioneer 50 x 4 W, CD deck w/detachable
face. $2450/OBO. Call Adam 352-339-1268
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
2000 ACURA INTEGRA
60k mi service done. $9250. Call 352-262-
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
* Gold Diamonds Gems Class Rings
* ETC Top Cash $$$ or Trade *
OZZIE'S FINE JEWELRY 373-9243. 8-15-
ASSISTANCE FOR BLIND LADY living in
the Tower Rd area. Need volunteer compan-
ions for EVENING WALKS and SATURDAY
MORNING TRIPS TO ANGEL GARDENS.
Prefer females. Please call 352-219-6948
UF GRAD PAYS MORE
for gold jewelry, scrap gold, Rolex, dia-
monds, guitars, etc. Top $$$. Get my offer
before you sell! Call Jim 376-8090 or 222-
Buying jewelry, gold, diamonds etc.
Top dollar paid. 727-560-6081
C Help Wanted
This newspaper assumes no responsibil-
ity for injury or loss arising from contacts
made through advertising. We suggest that
any reader who responds to advertising use
caution and investigate the sincerity of the
advertiser before giving out personal infor-
mation or arranging meetings
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Place Car Wash is looking for hard workers
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& line workers (AM 8:30-1 & PM 12-6 shifts
avail) 15-40hrs-your choice. Great work envi-
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Across from Home Depot. No calls please
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for details. 4-25-72-14
Animal Care Tech looking for hard working
person to work w/ reptiles & rodents. Will
train, PT to start with more hrs possible. Start
at $7.00/hr. Flex hrs. Please call 495-9024
between 9-4 M-F. 4-25-72-14
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time & pace. All you need to be a CNA
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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-Ffi 1900 SW
34th St. Ste 206 (2nd fir above credit union)
16, ALLIGATOR 0 MONDAY, JANUARY 22, 2007
WI Help Wanted
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computer programs. Require masters in
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or closely related field. Proficiency in XML
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TUTORS NEEDED for loni tutoring at-
risk elem students. 1-4 afternoons/wk.
$9.50/hr 15-20 min drive from UF. Fed
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NOW HIRING NOTE TAKERS
The Perfect Work Study Program
Hiring excellent notetakers in UF's 50 most
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Interviews only. Office employees editing
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from your location. Need experienced person
to write chapter summaries. Apply in person
EDUCATIONAL RETAIL STORE
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IT person to support and manage our com-
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18, ALLIGATOR E MONDAY, JANUARY 22,2007
* KEVKHISHVILI, MOSER
AND PALMER LED THE
GATORS IN INDIANA.
By DAVID CHAUNCEY
It was a statement weekend for
the UF track and field teams as the
Gators attempted to make some
noise on the national scene.
For the women competing at
the Indiana Team Classic, Saturday
was dearly a success.
"We just look for improvement
from week to week," UF coach
Tom Jones said. "But we need to
crank it up and put up some com-
That is exactly what they did.
Freshman Mariam Kevkhishvili
won the shot put and picked up an
NCAA provisional mark.
Junior Natalie Moser matched
her, teammate's accomplishment
by picking up a win and an NCAA
provisional height in the pole
SSenior Nadine Palmer, a three-
time All-American, won both the
60 meter and the 200 meters.
=S The Gators
Track & Field ishes overall in
"We moved up the national
lists with the performances from
Nadine and Mariam, and in a lot of
events we are getting better meet
by meet," UF associate head coach
Steve Lemke said.
The men also had some busi-
ness to attend to as they traveled
to the Rod McCravy Memorial in
For the second straight week,
sophomore Wes Stockbarger pro-
visionally qualified for the NCAA
Indoor Championships, but this
time he would not be the lone UF
male athlete doing so.
Freshmen Mike Morrison and
Calvin Smith achieved provision-
ally qualifying marks for NCAAs
in the pole vault and the 200 me-
UF also scored a provisional
time in the 4x400 relay, even while
replacin-r injured runners in the
"I was very pleased in some
areas today, particularly the relays
where we had two 800-meter guys
but still had a provisional," UF
coach Mike Holloway said: "I'm
very proud of Wes, the younger
Mike Morrison and Calvin for
their efforts today.
"But, we've still got to keep get-
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staff will vote
on the top three
the week each
No. 1 player will
receive 5 points,
No. 2 player 3
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At the end of
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SThis unpaid position may be filled by
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of The Alligator Building at 1105 W. University Avenue, each weekday between 1 and 4pm
from now until January 26. Part of the application consists of short essays in answer to specific
questions. Applicants should pick up applications far enough in advance to allow enough time to
complete them by the deadline of 3pm by January 31.
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when picking up an application. The application must be returned to the same office before
3pm January 31. This is an absolute deadline. All returned applications will be copied and
available to be read at The Alligator building prior to the selection meeting. Interviews and
selections by the Board of Directors will be held at The Alligator offices in a meeting open
to the public, Friday, February 9 beginning at 2:30pm. Applicants must be present to be
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20, ALLIGATOR U MONDAY, JANUARY 22,2007
No. 1 UF comes back on last rotation vs. No. 4 'Bama
By RACHEL ROBINS
Save -the best for last was the
theme for UF's gymnastics meet
against Alabama on Friday night
at the O'Connell Center.
The No. 1 Gators (7-0, 1-0
Southeastern Conference) came
from behind and nailed their final
rotation, the floor exercise, to de-
feat the'o 4 Crimson Tide (1-1,
0-1 SEC) 196.825-195.65.
"I was just really proud of the
team," UF coach Rhonda Faehn
said. "(I learned) how resilient they
are. It's important under pressure
situations that you don't melt, and
they did not. They did not give in
after being a little bit behind and,
instead, they became stronger.
"In the past, I felt that's maybe
where we didn't have the mental
toughness or the aggressiveness.
It's totally different with this team.
After freshman Rebekah Zaiser
fell on her vault landing in the first
rotation, it seemed the Gators were
just getting rid .of the nerves of
having to compete at home for the
first time as No. 1.
Then redshirt freshman Melanie
Sinclair came face-to-face with the
mat on the uneven bars not once,
but twice, in front of a crowd of
"During my (first) fall, I was
thinking 'Am I really falling?'"
Sinclair said "I saw the high bar
and saw me going lower and
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lower. I am actually missing and
, landing on my face. Before I went,
I felt fine. I guess I was a little over-
excited with the entire crowd and
all the hype and everything.
-"So, I just made a mistake, and
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the stars were
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the Gators on
going to repeat
itself, and UF was going to lose to
Alabama for the second straight
The falls kept coming for the
Onthebeam, "Miss Consistent,"
Ashley Reed, took a tumble to the
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Junior Ashley Reed releases from the high bar during her routine, scoring a 9.775. The No. 1 Gators used
their final rotation on floor exercise to come back and defeat No. 4 Alabama 196.825- 195.65.
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UF's No. 1 ranking could have
been stripped right then and
"Melanie is our highest poten-
tial scorer on bars, and Ashley is
our highest potential scorer on
beam," Faehn said. "It just hap-
pened to be on one night that nei-
ther of them hit."
But then, the Gators started on
the comeback trail.
UF was down 147.625-147.3
going into its final routine of the
night on floor.
Senior Katie Rue led off with a
Fellow senior Savannah Evans
upped her game to earn a 9.9.
Reed was next, and, trying to
erase her fall on beam, earned her
best score of the season on floor,
The momentum slowly shifted.
UF's last three gymnasts, fresh-
man Amanda Castillo, sophomore
Corey Hartung and junior Nicola
Willis all earned 9.9s and validated
UF's No.1 ranking.
While UF staged the big-
gest comeback of the early year,
Alabama aided the effort with
a forgetful ending. The Crimson
Tide's final three gymnasts all fell
off the beam, including Olympic
.silver medalist Terin Humphrey.
After the meet, it took Faehn
almost a minute to come up with
a word or phrase to describe the
"It wasn't pretty," Faehn even-
tually said, "but it was still very
strong and a learning experience."
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UF WOMEN'S BAS'iBALL
Gators drop seventh straight
By BRIAN STEELE
Alligator Staff Writer
Even Carolyn Peck showed a
hint of frustration.
With 4.8 seconds left, UF's
coach picked up the basketball
and gave it one hard bounce on
While Peck can probably-
count the number of times she's
been disheartened on one hand,
it doesn't seem like there's any-
thing she can do.
Peck said her players for
the most part followed- the
But in what's become a wick-
ed cycle, the UF women's basket-
ball team (6-14, 0-5 Southeastern
Conference) lost its seventh con-
secutive game 67-57 to Arkansas
(18-3, 3-2 SEC) on Sunday.
UF and Alabama (0-6) are
now the only winless teams in
the SEC. However,'you still can't
take away Peck's positive atti-
tude, no matter how dismal the
season has gone.
"I don't think it's a matter of
rebounding emotionally," Peck
said. "I went in right after the
game, I didn't even wait for the
final stats because-I saw so much
improvement from this team. I
don't want one person shedding
a tear or a head dropped."
While Peck and the players
have stayed positive, the box
score numbers have been. the
Against Tennessee and
Auburn, the Gators were down
by a combined 39-0 to start the
Against Vanderbilt and
Arkansas, the Gators held com-
bined leads of 23 poi:-., includ-
ing a 25-10 advantage against
the Razorbacks at the O'Connell
But all ended in the same way:
"For me at least, the score
isn't really a big thing.
We just need to keep our
For the players, they're just
trying to look at the smaller vic-
tories, because there aren't any
bigger ones to look at.
"For me at least, the score isn't
really a big thing," said fresh-
man forward Sharielle Smith,
who grabbed six rebounds in her
first career start. "We just need to
keep our intensity. Usually when
we're down, we can come back,
because we don't pay attention to
the score. Our main thing is just
keeping intensity for 40 minutes
instead of looking at the score,
whether we're down or up."
The Gators looked like the
fast-breaking team that this sea-
son had hoped for in the opening
minutes, starting out with a 20-8
lead thanks to sophomore guard
Sha Brooks, who scored a career-
high 28 points.
In one defining stretch, Brooks
hit three consecutive three-point-
ers, which made the score 18-6.
"If you know me very well, I
look at what.we did well," Peck
said. "And something that we
hadn't done (before) was start
out well, and we did (Sunday)."
However, the second half
started and the Jekyll-and-
Hyde Gators resurfaced as the
Razorbacks outscored them by
16 in the final 20 minutes.
After zeroing in on her target
in the first half with two threes,
Kim Dye put up a goose egg in
the second half, finishing 2 of 10
from the field.
Dye would not be outdone by
Depree Bowden, however.
After showing immense of-
fensive progress earlier in the
season, Bowden went 2 of 14
and fell to 4 of 22 in the last two
But still, players and coaches
are keeping their heads up.
"I feel like with each game
we're improving," Brooks said.
"You look at the beginning of the
season and right now, and we've
improved a lot. And I really
mean a lot.
"If we continue to work hard
in practice and just come to play,
then we'll be all right."
Kim Klement/ Alligator
UF coach Carolyn Peck screams to her team from the sideline in the
second half of Sunday's 67-57 loss to Arkansas.
UF exits SEC Indoor early
By PHIL KEGLER
If the Gators' performance this week-
end at the Southeastern Conference Indoor
Tournament is any indication, then the
foundation of the men's tennis program may
be as shaky as its low preseason ranking
UF won only three matches irt the first
round, and all three winners promptly lost in
the second round.
Nevertheless, Coach Andy Jackson says
he's reasonably pleased.
"It's difficult to understand," he said. "We
lost of a lot of matches. (But) almost every-
body did something that was encouraging.
Overall, it was not a bad.start."
In the first round of the singles "A"
draw, No. 3 seed Greg Ouellette defeated
Mississippi's Kalle Norberg 6-2, 4-6, 6-3,
while Nestor Briceno upended another
Mississippi player, winning 6-2, 5-7, 6-3
against Mattias Wellerman.
Senior.Jordan Dolberg lost to No. 2 seed
Ken Skupski of LSU 6-4, 6-3.
Unfortunately for Briceno, he had to face
No.1 seed John Isner (Georgia) in the second
round and lost in straight sets 6-1, 6-2.
Ouellette dropped his second-round
match to Matic Omerzel (Georgia) 7-5, 6-
4, and Geoffrey Barton lost to Chris Racz
For the No.16-ranked Ouellette, a loss in
the second round was certainly below expec-
"He didn't play well," Jackson said.
"Certainly, he was a threat to win the tour-
nament. So, to lose in the second round, he
could've done better."
On the other hand, Jackson said Ouellette
is certainly not the team's biggest problem.
"If we could all
perform at the level of
Ouellette, we'd be a top-
25 team," Jacksonsaid.
In the "B" draw,
Geoffrey Barton defeated
Eric 'Lim. (Mississippi
State) 7-6 (1), 7-6 (4).
But three other Gators
Jackson suffered first round losses
in the draw.
Sophomore Shaun Young lost to Ryan
Farlow (MSU) 4-6, 6-1, 6-4.
Freshman Dan Cash fell to Ricardo
Gonzales (Georgia) 3-6, 6-0, 6-3.
Sophomore Billy Mulligan lost in straight
sets to Derek Stephens (Tennessee) 6-3, 6-4.
All three doubles tandems (Dolberg/
Briceno, Cash/Barton, Young/Mulligan) lost
in the first round.
"We don't have a lot of experience,"
Jackson said. "We don't have a lot of confi-
dence. We just have to work on the basics,
and try to build a foundation for the future."
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play with an equally impressive of-
fensive one a 3-point play off of a
Dwayne Curtis foul.
Noah's hustle got the crowd on their
feet and boosted the Gators' morale.
"We needed that," said Green, who
scored 14 points and added six assists.
"We needed some emotion, something
to get us going."
UF also benefited when Jermey
Pamell and Kenny Williams the
Rebels' tallest forwards at 6-foot-8
- fouled out with nearly 9 minutes left
to go in the game.
But Mississippi still outscored UF 44-
34 in the second half.
"It's a big lesson for us," Noah said.
"Coach (Billy Donovan) said it was
probably one of our best first halves of
the season and our worst second half in
the same game. It shows that if we don't
come ready to play for 40 minutes, any-
thing is possible."
It seemed a number of things plagued
the Gators in the second half, especially
when handling the Rebels' press.
UF finished the game with 18 turn-
overs, a team-high during SEC play, and
missed six second-half free throws.
"I thought our
bench really cre-
ated some great op-
portunities for Ole
Miss," Donovan said.
"Sometimes it's like
you don't know what you're gonna get
with certain guys until you throw them
in there. I thought our bench did a pret-
ty good job in the first half; but in the
second half our bench contributed to the
run to give them hope. ... We've got to
look at getting some depth off our bench
because right now we have zerd."
As for the rest of the Gators, they
will take the win regardless as they
head into the week with two road
games, beginning at Mississippi State
"Right now, I'm just trying to look at
it on a positive note," Noah said. "We're
4-0 (in the SEC), and we just gotta learn
from the experiences and move on."
Kim Klement/ Alligator
UF junior point guard Taurean Green dribbles past Mississippi's Todd Abernethy during the first
half Saturday at the O'Connell Center. The Gators defeated the Rebels 79-70.
Retrum, Hartley lead women's team
SWIM, from page 24
SWork won the 1,000-yard freestyle
and the 500 free while Rudolf took the
100 backstroke and the 200 back.
"Tobias and Roland swam really well
for us today, without a doubt," Troy
said. "They really gave us a spark and
pulled us through the meet. It helps the
entire team when one or two individu-
als step up their performance because it
puts a buzz in the air."
Despite the opening loss against the
Tigers, the women still had 14 swim-
mers make NCAA provisional-qualify-
ing times at the road meet.
Against Alabama and South Carolina
the women had nine wins. Junior Leah
Retrum led the way with wins in the
200 back and the 400 individual med-
ley, both NCAA provisional-qualifying
times. Fellow junior Amanda Hartley
added victories in the 100 breaststroke
and the 200 breast.
"After coming off of a very physical
contest against Auburn (on Friday), the
"It helps the entire team when
one or two individuals step up
their performance because it
puts a buzz in the air."
UF swim coach
women raced pretty well," Troy said.
"We won a lot of close races, and that
helps prepare us for the conference and
national championships because every
race at those competitions will be very
OUT LOUD, from page 24
Nowadays, the Gators probably will clinch
a game against Georgia with a three-pointer
- in the first half. And if any UF player jumps
on the scorer's table after defeating Kentucky,
he is probably just having some sort of sei-
zure. Watching the Gators in the SEC is like
playing hide-and-seek and finding such a
good hiding spot that nobody can find you.
Sure, you're glad you won, but after three
hours you are almost hoping someone steps
up and catches you. While dominance is the
ultimate goal, it canbe kind of (gasp) boring.
UF doesn't even have to play a full
game to win anymore. The Gators defeated
Mississippi by 9 points Saturday, and they
could barely get the ball across half court
in the second half. And after listening to
the comments of Coach Billy Donovan and
the players after the game, it-felt like I just
watched an exhibition contest. There was no
satisfaction in earning a conference victory.
Rather, the team was frustrated with the
things it didn't do right and was more con-
cerned with improvement. And that's the
way it should be. For the 2007 Gators, he
SEC schedule is little more than the NCAA
Tournament preseason. Let, me put it this
way: Noah's grandfather won't sacrifice any
chickens until March at the earliest this year.
Now, don't get me wrong. What
UF is accomplishing is a fan's dream.
Just don't feel bad when you have a hard
time getting your pulse racing for UF's game
against Mississippi State on Wednesday.
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"Our lack of handling the'basketball,
turning it over, free-throw shooting,
things just snowballed for our team,"
Donovan said. "I thought in the second
half we were completely outperformed,
Donovan left his starters on the floor
because he was not comfortable substi-
tuting the reserves.
lack of depth exposed:
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MONDAY, JANUARY 22, 2007
No. 1 UF withstands late Rebels rally
E NOAH LED THE GATORS WITH 24 POINTS
AND 12 REBOUNDS.
..By JENNA MARINA
Alligator Staff Writer
After the first half of UF's game against Mississippi
on Saturday, Gators fans were expecting another
Instead, they almost witnessed a meltdown.
The top-ranked Gators (17-2, 4-0 Southeastern
Conference) squeaked by the Rebelg with a 79-70 vic-
tory at the O'Connell Center.
Mississippi went on a 16-2 run in the middle of
the second half that put the visitors on the brink of a
comeback upset win, despite being trounced 45-26 in
the first half.
S"We knew they were coming,"
SUF point guard Taurean Green said.
"We knew they were going to make
a run, especially when they started
Basketball making those threes and started
sinking those easy buckets."
But forward Joakim Noah deflated some of that
momentum when he blocked a shot that led to his
own 3-point play at the other end of the court.
It started on a simple inbounds pass.
While Noah was waiting to put the ball in play,
he and Rebels forward Greg Hardy exchanged some
"He was looking at me like he was going to punch
me in my face or something," said Noah, who reg-
istered season-highs of 24 points, 12 rebounds and
three blocks. "I just asked him, 'Why are you so mad?
-. Calm down, you know.' I was just talking trash."
Noah inbounded the ball to Green, but Hardy stole
it back and went up for a layup, only to have Noah
swat the ball away.
Hardy went up again, but forward Al Horford
was there to block the shot for a second time, and UF
wound up with the ball.
Kim Klement/ Alligator Seconds later, Noah followed up his defensive
Forward Joakim Noah goes to the basket as Mississippi's Dwayne
Curtis defends during the second half on Saturday. SEE HOOPS, PAGE 23
After Auburn losses, Gators rebound
* UF'S SWIM TEAMS WON KEY
By SCOTT ROSEN
After a disappointing start to the week-
end, the UF swimming and diving teams
managed to turn it around with convinc-
The No. 11 men (6-5, 3-2 Southeastern
Conference) lost to No. 4 Auburn 163-
137 on Friday night, but were victorious
both Alabama (172-128)
and South Carolina
The No. 9 women's
team (8-2, 4-1 SEC) fol-
lowed the same route,
losing to No. 3 Auburn
Troy 167-125 before defeat-
ing both the Crimson
Tide (18.1-119) and the Gamecocks (176.5-
123.5). With their two victories this week-
end, the men's team has reached 499 all-
time dual-meet wins.
"As a team, we look pretty good head-
ing into the final stages of preparation for
the SEC Championships," UF coach Gregg
Troy-said. "Our lineup is beginning to
firm up, and people are starting to really
fall into place for us. The next few weeks
will be an exciting time when we see what
\we're going to have in Lexington."
SAgainst Alabama and South Carolina,
the men won seven total events, led by
junior Tobias Work and freshman Roland
SEE SWIM, PAGE 23
There's something different about UF
basketball this year. It's boring.
There, I said it. It's boring.
But before you send me a nasty e-mail
telling me things like, "nobody cares what
you have to say, anyway" or "I hope you
aren't considering doing this for a living,"
(yes, pathetic people do send e-mails like
this when they disagree), allow me to
clarify. The UF men's basketball team is
anything but boring.
There is nothing dull about watch-
ing Joakim Noah, Corey Brewer and Al
Horford posterizing defenders, and there is
nothing monotonous about Lee Humphrey
and Taurean Green knocking down jump-
ers like it's a bad habit.
But that's just it. The Gator boys are
almost too hot right
The only real
ing this team won't
take place until
March, when it at-
Bryan Out Loud
tempts to repeat as
the national cham-
In the mean-
time, the Gators will just continue to beat
up on teams like Georgia, Auburn and
Mississippi State. There is nothing exciting
about defeating any of those teams.
The Gators are simply supposed to win
those games, and so what if they happen to
lose one or two of them? Does it really mat-
ter? They'll still likely be a No. 1 seed in the
NCAA Tournament, and the only real goal
is another national title.
It's only fitting that the Delta Gamma
sorority mistakenly put up a banner con-
gratulating the "2007" national champions
after the football team claimed the 2006
championship a few weeks ago.
Maybe they are hoping to get a chance to
recycle it in April. After all, people are call-
ing this "Titletown." Before the '04s came
in and brought a championship attitude to
this program, there used to be all kinds of
intriguing moments to watch for during the
Southeastern Conference season.
UF had to fight its way toward a strong
seed in the NCAA Tournament, and no SEC
game was a given. Remember Anthoriy
Roberson's three-pointer at the buzzer to
sink Georgia in 2003? Remember David
Lee jumping onto the scorer's table after
UF finally defeated Kentucky in 2005?
Remember when winning games was
SEE OUT LOUD, PAGE 23
I Junior setter Angie McGinnis of the UF volleyball
team was named a first-team All-American by Vol-
leyball Magazine, while fellow junior Amber McCray
was named to the second team. McGinnis was also
named the Most Improved Player by the magazine.
Today's question: Besides UF, which SEC P percent (votes)
school has the best combined football and Boggan 51% (125)
men's basketball programs? Appleby 15% (36)
Huertas 14% (34)
Friday's question: Which UF men's basketball Huertas 1%(34)
Abukar 13% (33)
transfer is most missed? (see right for results). Al-Kaleem 7%(18)
246 TOTAL VOTES