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VOLUME 100 ISSUE 84 -e Inform You Decide. WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 24,2007
Few student groups tune in for speech
Jason Henry/ Alligator
Libertarian Activist Network member Alexander Villacampa comments to Chris Bonura about President Bush's
State of the Union address while members Alex Newman and Chris Arias.watch the speech late Tuesday night.
MMANY HAVEN'T YET MET
By DANIELLE TORRENT
What were UF's student
political organizations doing
during President Bush's State
of the Union address?
For last year's speech,
several members of UF's stu-
dent political groups kicked
back with beer and friends to
watch the event live.
For most groups this time
around, it was too early in the
semester to organize a social
gathering the Law School
Democrats held their first se-
mester meeting Tuesday, and
the College Democrats have
yet to meet.
The president of the
College Republicans said he
was busy with school and
And for others, there was
simply a sense of apathy.
"Whatever he says, it's
like it's not going to come
true," said Alex Harper, 18,
. a UF freshman who has at-
tended meetings held by the
Michael Heaney, an assis-
tant professor in the political
science department, said that
he had a dinner engagement
that would interfere with the
beginning of the president's
address but that he would do
his best to catch the speech's
Around "This is a
Galnesville tough State
of the Union
address for the president,"
Heaney said. "It matters be-
cause President Bush is still
the president of the United
States; he is, in fact, the sym-
bolic head of our country."
In response to the media
predictions that the president
would be speaking about
domestic issues, Heaney
said the president's political
standings might be hurt.
"He really needs to take
SEE STATE, PAGE 11
Smoking restricted at UF
By NICOLE SAFKER
Alligator Contributing Writer
UF students who can't wait for a ciga-
rette during class will now have to wait a
At the urging of the Healthy Gators
2010 initiative, the UF Environmental
Health and Safety Committee expanded an
existing policy Monday, prohibiting smok-.
ing within 50 feet of all UF buildings.
"The purpose of the policy is to elimi-
nate the irritation and potential second-
hand smoke problems with smoking,"
committee Chairman Bill Properzio said.
In 1992, the administration prohibited
smoking inside of campus buildings to
comply with the Florida Clean Indoor Air
Ten years later, the university's policy
evolved to include the 50-foot radius
(right) has heard
some nasty chants
fans, but his fa-
vorite came at the
expense of Joakim
Noah. UF heads
into a hostile envi-
See story, pg. 20.
around 44 UF buildings before the rule was
Those 44 buildings were designated
nonsmoking areas on a case-by-case basis
at the request of department heads and
administrators, Properzio said.
"The purpose of the policy is to
eliminate the irritation and poten-
tial second-hand smoke problems
UF Environmental Health and-Safety
After the ban on indoor smoking, the
problem moved outside, inciting com-
plaints from passers-by.
SEE SMOKING, PAGE 11
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Plan unequal for gays
By ALEX TIEGEN
When Nora Spencer heard a year
ago that UF would offer health insur-
ance benefits to partners of gay and
lesbian employees, she and her partner
thought it was wonderful.
But when the former adjunct profes-
sor became eligible for the benefits as
the director of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual
and Transgender Affairs in August, she
realized the plan came with a heavy
cost. The plan would give her extra tax-
able income of at least $5,000, which is
why she decided not to use it.
"I just looked at it, and it doesn't
make any sense," Spencer said..
* The SG Senate narrowly voted
down a resolution celebrat-
ing the life and contributions
of George A. Smathers, a UF
alumnus and donor who died
Saturday. Some opposed the
resolution because of Smathers'
History of opposing civil rights
measures. See story, pg. 8.
Almost a year after the university
first offered domestic partner benefits,
the plan is meeting mixed reception
While it is seen
as a step forward
in gay and lesbian
rights, those who
benefit from the
plan said it is not
equal to the spouse
plan for hetero-
Spee sexual couples and,
Spencer most importantly,
Kyle Cavanaugh, vice president for
human resources, said 40 faculty mem-
bers have enrolled in the plan since it
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Rec Sports staff meets every
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O'Connell Center, 9 a.m. to 2
On Day 2 of the showcase,
hosted by the Career Resource
Center, students and alumni
seeking jobs or internships in
the technical fields can meet
and talk with potential em-
Study Abroad Info Session
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Rm. 200, 5 p.m.
The UF Center for European
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about its study abroad pro-
grams in Krakow, Salzburg,
Prague and Brussels. Free
Music Bldg., Rm. 146,3 p.m.
UF College of Fine Arts
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Encounters- Alla Franca:
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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 24, 2007 E ALLIGATOR, 3
Cell phone addiction afflicts students, prompts study
By NICOLE SAFKER
Alligator Contributing Writer
It's the moment everyone's been waiting
for. The professor dismisses class, and stu-
dents' hands fly to pockets, purses and back-
packs, grasping frantically for their electronic
As they pour onto the walkways outside,
they clasp phones to their ears, clamoring to
find out what they missed during the 50-min-
ute disconnect known as "class."
This compulsion to remain constantly con-
nected has inspired UF Professor Lisa Merlo to
conduct a study delving into the roots of what
she calls "cell phone addiction."
"If you're driving down the street
and you see someone sending a
text message while driving, you
know that there'might be a prob-
Merlo, an assistant professor of psychol-
ogy in the division of addiction medicine, was
inspired to conduct this research when she ob-
served some of the strange behavior exhibited
by cell phone users.
"If you're driving down the street and you
see someone sending a text message while
driving, you know that there might be a prob-
lem there," Merlo said.
Through her research, which is still in its
planning stages, Merlo hopes to learn more
about what causes people to become addicted
to cell phones.
She said that people who think they maybe
addicted ted can test themselves for a number of
symptoms to determine if their cell phone use
is impairing them in their daily lives.
"If you're not going to class, if you're not
getting homework done, if it's interfering with
relationships or if you're noticing that you're
using your cell phone even when it would be
dangerous to do so, there might be a prob-
lem," Merlo said.
She also noted there can be financial conse-
quences of cell phone overuse.
Not only will students feel the bum when
they face monthly overage charges, but they.
also may fork out additional money because
they feel like they need the newest, coolest
models of phones, she said.
Damiem Chamness, a UF engineering ju-
nior and Verizon sales-representative, said he
is familiar with the role consumerism plays in
the cell phone craze.
He has been selling cell phones for about
two years and has noticed that younger peo-
ple spend more money on the newest models'
because they place more importance on their
roles as status symbols.
Chamness said as people learn of new
technology, they expect more and more out of
their cell phone.
"Yesterday, somebody asked me if a we
had a phone that could send a fax," she said.
He said he's not discounting the idea, as
he thinks there might be a certain PDA that
"That's a testament to how much a phone
can do," he said. "It's not just a phone any-
With all the new features and capabilities
of today's cell phones, it's even easier for stu-
dents to fall into the trap of cell phone addic-
tion, Merlo said.
Katie James, a UF freshman, uses her cell
phone every day to stay connected to her
friends and family.
She said that over Winter Break, her phone
was dead for a few days and people had no
way of contacting her.
During that time, her family members
actually began to panic because they didn't
know where she was.
"My family had to call one of my friends
to find out where I was and if I was OK," she
James said she wouldn't be able to spend a
day without her cell phone.
"I would probably just end up using some-
one else's phone," she said.
Students who notice they have a problem
with cell phone overuse can help themselves
in many ways, Merlo said.
She said that people who struggle with cell
phone overuse should start off small, going
without their cell phone for just a few minutes
Then, she suggested turning off cell phones
for a longer'period of time during the day, es-
pecially during inappropriate moments.
"If you're on a date, you probably shouldn't
be talking on your cell phone," Merlo said.
"You should be talking to your date."
Nicole Safker/ Alligator Staff
UF junior Alexander Hammel (left), sophomore Courtney LaCasse (center) and senior
Bryce Haaland (right) talk on cell phones near Century Tower on Tuesday afternoon.
Alumni ticket prices increase after national championship
* STUDENT PRICES WILL
By JOEY CHINDAMO
Tickets to see the UF football
team defend its national champi-
onship title next season will cost
more for alumni and fans but not up because they increased before
The hikes in single-game tickets
and season-ticket packages, which
are the first since 1998, will gener-
ate about $1.5 million, said Bill
Holloway, the University Athletic
Association's assistant athletics
director for ticket operations.
Student ticket prices won't go
last season, from $7 per game to
$10 per game, he
The cost of a
Football age for next year's
seven home games
will increase 14 percent from
$196 to $224.
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4, ALLIGATOR S WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 24, 2007
At-work weight loss made easier for UF employees
* WEIGHT WATCHERS STARTS AN
By KRYSTINA GUSTAFSON
Alligator Contributing Writer
Losing that extra holiday weight is now
easier than ever for UF faculty and staff, said
the director of UF's Living Well.
Weight Watchers kicked off its 17-week,
at-work program Tuesday in Yon Hall.
Meetings are held at the on-campus location
so the faculty and staff can attend during
their lunch hour, said director Cassandra
"I like it because what people are being
taught is not a fad diet," Howard said. "It is
taking them back to the basics by teaching
them to eat fruits and veggies."
About 25 people attended Tuesday's
meeting. Most participants were UF faculty
and staff, but others are allowed to attend,
Group leader Terri Tuttle said the meet-
ing topics change every week and focus on
combining health-science with diet trends.
Tuesday's meeting focused
On on exercise and how to increase
Campus movement in everyday life.
"We share a lot of tips and
techniques and let people know they are
not alone with the ups and downs of weight
loss," Tuttle said.
Karen Cody, coordinator of administra-
tive services for the College of Journalism
and Communications, has lost 18 pounds
since she joined Weight Watchers in July. She
said the weekly weigh-ins and the informa-
tion about good food choices helped her lose
weight, but now it's much easier for her to
participate because she can do it at work.
"It's so convenient because it's on cam-
pus, and you can just take your lunch hour
and walk over to the meetings," Cody said.
"I think as more people learn about it and
keep hearing about it, they'll want to join,
Harn looks to Ethiopia
for newest exhibits
Drew Harwell / Alligator Staff
Gainesville resident Molly Schullo, 18, watches as Jon Swank, 18, does a cartwheel on steps
at the downtown Sun Center on Tuesday night. "It's amazing what we do when we're bored,"
By LAINEY JOHNSON
Alligator Contributing Writer
Three exhibits that opened
Tuesday at the Ham Museum
bring works of modern and con-
temporary art from Ethiopia to
U.S. audiences for the first time.
"The media always focuses
on the problems of Ethiopia, but
rarely does art make the news,"
said Rebecca Martin Nagy, the
Ham Museum director. "There
are. great artistic traditions in
The first exhibit, "Continuity
and Change: Three Generations
of Ethiopian Artists," tells the
story of 23 artists from Addis
Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia, in
political and social contexts from
the 1940s to the present.
"Art of the Ethiopian
Highlands," made up of
pieces from the Ham Museum
Collection, showcases histori-
cal objects from the Ethiopian
Orthodox Church. These pieces,
which are also being exhibited
for the first time, include icon
and mural paintings, bronze and
brass processional crosses, and il-
In the Langley Foyer,
IMAGinING TOBIA, a three-
t.- .. "^ m installation
"/ 't by filmmaker
S .. Salem Mekuria,
c o n t r a s t s
,' t-h- p Ethiopia's
agy scapes with its
"It brings different genera-
tions together," said Lulseged
Retta, an artist whose work is
featured in the first exhibit. "The
message is powerful."
"Continuity and Change" will
be at the Ham until April 29,
after which it will travel to the
Diggs Gallery at Winston-Salem
State University. The other two
exhibits will be at the Ham until
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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 24,2007 N ALLIGATOR, 5
Gators go global through study abroad programs
* FINANCIAL AID IS AVAILABLE FOR
By JESSICA MCHUGH
Alligator Contributing Writer
If another semester in Gainesville
doesn't sound like fun, you can find out
about other options today.
The UF International Center is hosting a
Study Abroad Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on
the Reitz Union Colonnade.
Representatives from the Student Travel
Association and University Financial
Services will be present, as well as a rep-
resentative from the post office to discuss
Study abroad fair coordinator Katherine
Hawes said UF wants students to be
"It means experiencing the world out-
side of Gainesville and learning about cul-
tural differences," she said.
Hawes said many times students don't
study abroad because they think they don't
have time or they can't afford it.
But, she said, students can go abroad
anytime except their first semester, and
they can take classes for credit that count
toward major, minor or language require-
For students who think they can't af-
ford to study abroad, Hawes said the
International Center gives about $80,000 in
scholarships every year, and almost all are
for undergraduate students.
Financial aid, such as the Florida Bright
"I study abroad in the summer be-
cause I don't want to miss football
or basketball season."
Futures Scholarship, can be applied to UF-
approved programs as well.
The study abroad fair is also a way to
find out about internships abroad. Rachel
Robins, a journalism junior, said she in-
terned for a news agency in London while
taking a class that counted toward her ma-
jor. Robins will study abroad for her third
time in May.
"I study abroad in the summer because
I don't want to miss football or basketball
season," she said.
Robins is part of Study Abroad Peer
Advisors, a group of undergraduate stu-
dents who want to share stories about their
"I want to make sure every student has
the opportunity to study abroad or at least
knows about it," Robins said.
Students can go to Study Abroad
Services in the UF International Center and
request to see a peer adviser, who will an-
swer questions from where to shop to how
to make friends in a foreign country.
"When you go to UF, you only see what
happens in Gainesville," Robins said.
"When you study abroad, you see what
you're studying in college applied to real
life. You see that the world is a bigger
Non-citizen jobs slim
By NATASHA AIGUESVIVES
Alligator Contributing Writer
Tarek Saleh, a 23-year-old elec-
trical engineering senior, has a 3.2
grade point average and plenty of
He plans to attend Career
Showcase today, but no matter
how good he looks on paper,, his
chances of finding a job are slim
because he is not an American
"Last Career Showcase, I had
a lot of companies tell me I had
good qualifications, but since I
wasn't a citizen, they couldn't give
me a job," said Saleh, who left his
hometown of Saida, Lebanon, five
years ago to study at UF.
Saleh applied to work for a
large oil company based in Texas.
The company has divisions in
Saudi Arabia, and Saleh knew it
needed an electrical engineer.
He spoke with the recruit-
ers and told them he was from
the Middle East, so he knew the
culture and thought he would be
right for the job. But then recruiters
found out he wasn't a U.S. citizen.
"They wouldn't even look at
my resume," Saleh said, "Even
though you'd be working over
there, if you get hired here, you
have to be a citizen."
Out of the 348 companies reg-
istered for Career Showcase, only
nine are willing to sponsor interna-
Before attending Career
Showcase, an international stu-
dent must go to the International
Center and apply for a temporary
work permit that would allow
them to work in the United States
for one year.
"If you find a company that
knows you're an international
student and is OK
Student with it, then you
S work with them for
a year," Saleh said.
"If they like you, then they spon-
sor you to get your green card and
become a citizen."
If students do not get spon-
sored, they must return to their
Lynn Frazier, an executive as-
sociate at the International Center,
said the Career Resource Center
works with the International
Center to try and get a variety
of companies that accept inter-
national students to attend the
This year, Saleh is planning to
apply to many companies.
"I'm hoping I could get at least
one offer in something I actually
want to do," he said.
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Waiting for another world
Ramine Dehgan, 41, a homeless man, relaxes on the back patio of the Civic Media Center,
enjoying the cool afternoon breeze Tuesday. Dehgan recently returned to Gainesville after trav-
eling all over the country.
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6, ALLIGATOR I WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 24,2007
Fiery political rhetoric
and new ideas? Hardly.
o, did anything important happen yesterday? Let's see.
The new passport laws went into effect. "Dreamgirls"
picked up eight Oscar nominations and even "Borat"
got a nom.
Hmm, what are we forgetting?
Ah yes. President Bush's 2007 State of the Union address.
Once again, we were wowed by Dubya's sheer eloquence
and grace. And we can hardly believe he was able to prevent
himself from glaring over his shoulder at Nancy Pelosi. By the
way, she looked very fetching in her light-green tweed suit.
But back to the speech. The reviews are in, andit was "totally
unpredictable in a good way" and "super cool." And after
the speech, Bush's approval ratings shot up from somewhere in
the mid-30s to somewhere in the high 60s.
We have major problems with Bush's new health care initia-
tives. It will give tax cuts to those who have health insurance,
in an attempt to offset the money they spend on health care.
But the key point is that you have to have health insurance to
So what about people who can't afford health insurance?
They're SOL. Under this plan, the poorest people will see no
benefits from the tax cuts because they don't have health
insurance in the first place.
Bush truly has no cue what it's like for people in poverty.
This plan won't help the uninsured get the health care they
need, and it certainly won't benefit the people who need health
care the most. Once again, Bush is helping the rich get richer
and the poor get ... sicker.
But Bush even said that health care decisions are "best left
up to patients and their doctors, not the government and insur-
ance companies" so why exactly is he getting Washington in-
volved? We're pretty sure that legitimate doctors would hold to
their Hippocratic.Oaths and treat all who truly need treatment,
not just those who can afford it.
Thinking back to last year's address hard to remember,
we know weaning ourselves off foreign oil seemed to be one
of the biggest sections of the speech. But once again, Bush has
shown it was all empty rhetoric we bet if they put last night's
section on energy and last year's side-by-side, no one would be
able to tell the difference. And we can't imagine that this year's
energy reforms will get any more attention than the past's.
And the Bush's proposed 20 percent decrease in gasoline use
in the next 10 years? That's not nearly a high enough goal. If
he were to actually follow through with his talk of ethanol and
biodiesel fuels and hybrid and plug-in cars, that goal should be
obtainable in a lot less time.
But on a more positive note, he finally recognized the seri-
ousness of global climate change. When we heard that, we just
about wet ourselves.
Dubya also reiterated his unfortunate plan to send ad-
ditional troops to Iraq. And his proposed bipartisan "special
advisory council on the war on terror" may sound like a good
idea but he has a history of not listening to the recommenda-
tions put forth by groups like that. Iraq Study Group and 9/11
Commission? Anyone? Bueller?
We understand that the State of the Union address is mostly
just political posturing. But for some reason, we always get our
hopes up and then we're just disappointed.
Honestly, the best moment of the speech was when he ad-
dressed Pelosi as "Madame Speaker" in the opening seconds.
The rest was just more of the same.
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Going Greek isn't so bad, after all
A lot of people out there have pretty negative pre-
conceptions about fraternities and Greek life, and
or good reason. With all the allegations of haz-
ing, rape and debauchery, it's easy to think that the guys
over on Fraternity Row are a negative influence on cam-
pus. But being a Greek, I realize that most people have no
idea what Greek life is really about.
Last Fall, I had no intention of joining a fraternity.
Why should I join a frat? I'm not a big fan of alcohol, I
don't want to pay the money and if anyone tries to haze
me, I'll break his face. Those were my thoughts on frater-
nities at the time, and I'm sure a lot of people share the
But what I eventually realized was that, in a lot of
ways, I was wrong. Purely by chance, I happened upon
a fraternity that had just started up on campus. I liked
what it stood for, I liked the opportunities it provided
and I liked the guys there. Before I knew it, I was a pledge
and damn proud of it.
What people don't understand is that being Greek has
absolutely nothing to do with parties, sex and alcohol.
From my own experience, joining a fraternity is all about
opportunity. You gain opportunities to meet a wide va-
riety of people, participate in various activities, carry on
decades worth of traditions and network with others like
you across the country.
The reason Greek life is so unattractive to some people
is because, frankly, there are some unattractive Greeks
out there. The old saying that one bad apple ruins the
bunch rings true.
Yes, there are the jackasses. Yes, there are the meat-
heads, the womanizers and the drunken, slovenly party
animals. But the vast majority of Greeks are decent or
above-average people in every
Fraternities are about brother-
hood. They are about bonding.
They are about finding a group
of men whose personalities and
Dan Burroughs beliefs you can relate to. That's the
Dan Demands part that always gets overshad-
firstname.lastname@example.org owed by the foolishness some
Greeks take part in.
And for the record, it doesn't
matter who you are. If you want to be a Greek, I can
promise there's at least one fraternity where you'd fit in.
Perhaps I'd never have been a PIKE, but I make a damn
Maybe you'd be better off in a large fraternity. Maybe
a small one. Maybe you'd be better off with Chi Phi.
Maybe Sig Ep or another of the 26 fraternities on
And for the women out there, the same goes for so-
Ultimately, it doesn't matter which Greek organiza-
tion you pledge if any. Pledge for the right reason. But
if you don't pledge, have the right reason for doing that,
too. If you want to go Greek, don't pay any attention to
what your friends, UF, the Alligator or even I have'to say
Going Greek isn't for everyone. If it's not for you,
don't do it. By all means, take the free food and enjoy.
But if you're considering joining a fraternity or sorority,
give it a try.
Dan Burroughs is a journalism freshman. His column ap-
pears on Wednesdays.
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Letters to "" -_ ..
Symbols will always be a part of society
I don't think Chase McGee ufiderstands
the powerful effect images and symbols have
on our society. Symbols are all around us.
Whether it's the cold intolerance of a Nazi
swastika or the friendliness of the "Golden
Arches," symbols affect each of us on many
levels consciously and subconsciously.
The Writing on the Wall Project embodies
that idea. It demonstrates how our society
constructs mental walls of hate, and it inspires
us to tear those barriers down. Hatred may
have deep-rooted psychological origins, and
the first step toward reducing its impact is de-
stroying its most common form: symbolism.
People can change if you reach out to them.
And sometimes it takes more than a delicious
meal from the Hare Krishnas to do so.
Wall project reminds us of prejudices
In his guest column Tuesday, Chase McGee
decried the Writing on the Wall Project and
called for a less temporary solution.
I also hope that one day Gainesville will
have a permanent wall where students can
publicly express their opinions. Prejudice is
a social virus. It will never be static, because
we constantly find new and creative ways to
belittle those who are different. Permanence
breeds apathy. Annually tearing down the
wall renews the willingness to fight hate in
each generation of Gators.
Only through silence can oppression sur-
vive, but next week the plaza will overflow
with new debate, new discussions and a new
dedication to change. The Writing on the Wall
comes down Feb. 2, between sixth and sev-
enth periods, and when it does, I guarantee
you will hear anything but silence.
Writing on the Wall volunteer
Democracy is best form of government
In her Tuesday column, Ms, Pandey
criticized the United States for spreading the
naive ideals of democracy. While I appreciate
criticism of our country's leadership, I'm dis-
turbed by the trend of attacking everything we
stand for as Americans.
I hope it hasn't become so unfashionable
to love our country that we allow it to be mis-
characterized as some oppressive empire. The
U.S. looks after the interests of its citizens, and
as someone who has seen the world firsthand,
I can tell you that we are more humanitarian
than most countries.
Democracy is not some naive new idea.
It was forged in the fires of conflict and has
proven itself to be the optimal mode of gov-
ernment around the world.
Elijah St. Germain
Real problem with political organization
In response to Tuesday's editorial "Vote
Naked": For once I would like to read an edi-
torial from the Alligator that's not inherently
flawed in basic logic and that is substantiated
I had the pleasure to vote as an undergrad,
wearing pajamas from my dorm room at
Northwestern University, but there are fun-
damental differences between Northwestern
and UE There were only 5,000 students
at Northwestern and no political parties.
Candidates had to meet certain levels of on-
campus involvement before running.
The real twist that makes UF's voting scene
so immersed with controversy is organizing
candidates under political parties. At UF, I've
observed that too much attention is given to
what party people are in instead of what their
realistic objectives and goals are or which
houses support which candidates.
If you want to change the voting method,
you first have to change the way politics are
organized at UF which is virtually impos-
And though it's true that we register and
pay tuition online, how many people are really
itching to pay another's tuition? How many of
us would trust another student to take an on-
line quiz for us? I sure wouldn't. And that's
where the Alligator's logic is flawed.
We must change way rape is addressed
In response to the recent rapes, everyone
seems to be offering "safety tips" to women
to avoid "becoming a victim." As women, we
have to constantly watch where we go, who
we hang out with, how much we drink and
what we wear. We live with the constant threat
of rape. Men, however, don't have take these
precautions to avoid risking sexual assault.
Rape is a violent act of sexism and represents
the imbalance of power between men and
Instead of so-called safety seminars, how
about actually taking rape seriously and
sending out the message to men not to rape
women? All men benefit when a rape is not
investigated and a rapist goes unpunished. If
rape is addressed as solely a safety issue, it will
never be stopped.
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Smathers resolution denied
By JOANNA BLAZ
The Student Senate narrowly voted down a reso-
lution celebrating the life and contributions of major
UF donor and former U.S. Sen. George A. Smathers,
who died Saturday.
The resolution presented by Sigma Alpha
Epsilon Fraternity President Samuel Warfield,
Student Body President John Boyles and other SG
executives sparked controversy at the Senate
meeting Tuesday night when Smathers' social views
were brought tip.
"He had a lot of backwards policies, but that
doesn't mean he wasn't dedicated to UF and the
state," Sen. Thomas Dudash said.
However, other senators cited Smathers' opposi-
tion to several civil rights measures, including the
U.S. Supreme Court ruling in the landmark case
Brown v. Board of Education, in which segregation
was declared unconstitutional.
"Just because he gave a certain amount of money
doesn't mean we should overlook his prejudiced
views," Sen. Kim Cruts said.
In hopes of compromise, two senators pro-
posed an amendment that would have removed
the word "life" out of the title of the resolution,
called "Resolution Commemorating the Life
and Contributions of the Honorable George A.
"He spent a lot of time giving back to the
University of Florida," Boyles said in Smathers' de-
fense. "He spent time at the institution and donated
after integration and after women joined."
Smathers, a UF alumnus and former president of
the student body as well as SAE, donated $20 million
toward UF's library system, which is now named for
Smathers spent 22 years on
Capitol Hill as a representative
Sand a senator.
Also at the meeting, a new
S committee was created to
find ways to improve student
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The WebMail Development
Committee was introduced in
Boyles response to increasing student
complaints about UF's Internet services.
In particular, students have been reporting prob-
lems with spam cluttering their inboxes, Senate
President Josh Weiss said.
The committee will complete a comprehensive
report on ways to improve WebMail and will pres-
ent its findings to the Senate at a later date.
Weiss also announced that the next Senate meet-
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was adopted last February. After much debate, UF was
the first public university in Florida to adopt the plan.
Though Cavanaugh considers the plan to be a suc-
cess, he said the taxable income has been a "challenge."
Under the domestic partner plan, provided by
AvMED, employees and their partners pay $90 and the
university contributes $445.
The problem, said Cavanaugh, is that the Internal
Revenue Service requires that the money UF pays for
domestic partners health insurance be treated as "tax-
able wages" or extra income. Of the $890 the univer-
sity pays a month, $466 more than half is treated
as taxable income. So even though the money never
reaches the hands of the employees, they could be taxed
for an extra $5,600 a year.
"It's like a gift, only it isn't," Spencer said.
Cavanaugh said employees are surprised to learn
more about the plan's "taxable wages." Because of this
"challenge," the human resources department had to re-
adjust its management system, Cavanaugh said.
They now meet with employees in person to explain
the plan benefits.
Linda Lamme, chairwoman of UF's LGBT Concerns
Committee, has worked on getting domestic partner in-
surance for about 10 years. She praised President Bernie
Machen for making the plan a priority but said the plan
For instance, employees with the domestic partner
plan pay a $500 deductible for doctors in their network,
while the spouse program doesn't specify a deductible.
"People are pleased to have something, but they're
also concerned it's not enough," she said.
bay and lesbian employees are required to sign a statement declaring
they "have been in a non-platonic relationship" to receive health benefits
for their partners.
Kyle Cavanaugh, vice president for human resources, removed the "non-
platonic relationship" requirement after it made national headlines.
Health insurance plan for gay and lesbian couples started.
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Viewers anxious for Bush's take on Iraq war
STATE, from page 1
Iraq on front and center," Heaney said.
"He should admit that he's been wrong
all along and that now we have to rem-
edy his mistakes."
In a teleconference Tuesday after-
noon, Sen. Bill Nelson said the answer
to the war in Iraq would be an aggres-
sive diplomatic effort in the region.
"Seventy-five percent of the people
in this country don't think we're head-
ed in the right direction," Nelson said.
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"We developed a univer-
sity rule that said we could
designate areas outside so
people didn't have to walk
through a cloud of smoke,"
The policy relies on an
"educational and voluntary
compliance" program and
a combination of awareness
and peer pressure to curb
smoking outside of UF build-
ings, he said.
Properzio said that police
won't ticket or fine people
who violate the policy.
He added that the best
way for the policy to be en-
forced is for smokers and
nonsmokers alike to inform
violators of the rule and ask
them politely to move away
from the building.
Properzio said that the
policy has had great success
over the years, and he antici-
pates continued success with
the policy in its wider scope.
Although the success is
hard to quantify in numbers,
he said, it can be noted that
since the program's inception,
complaints about on-campus
smokers have decreased by a
fairly wide margin.
Agustin Barreca, a me-
chanical engineering junior,
said he was aware of the rule
but still continued to smoke
near Marston Science Library
He said that he doesn't
think the rule will be fol-
lowed because it's 'difficult to
"You can't take a tape
measure and tell
On me I'm not 50 feet
Campus away," he said.
he said he respects the rule
and if someone asked him to
move away from the build-
ing, he would.
The expansion of the
policy comes as the Student
Health Care Center is increas-
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want to quit.
The center plans to, host
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students, faculty and staff
kick the habit, according
to the Healthy Gators 2010
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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.
SIncludes 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
***MOVE IN TODAY***
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
FI or 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 UFI!!
313's from only $405 per.Bdrm
4/4's from only $374 per Bdrm
FREE Cable w/ HBO/ SHOWTIME
FREE Tanning, 24hr Fitness Center
Ask About our Huge 2/2.5 Townhouses
Convenient Bus Route!
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!
1, 2 & 3 BRs for Now/Fall.
Pool, gym, New Ceramic Tile
ONLY 1.3 miles to UF
Live in Luxury
*Leasing Now and Jan!*
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
Furnished apartments close to UF
Individual bedroom leases
, For Rent
**WALK TO UF**
Huge 2BR/1 BA apt. $600/mo
**CUTE COTTAGE CLOSE TO UF**
2BR/1BA, quiet, secluded, upscale 0 900
sq ft W/D, covered patio 0 $700/mo O No
pets 0 1607 1/2 NW 12th Rd Available Jan
'07 Phone 352-466-4171 2-5-20-2
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 ShandsNA, bus line,
$750. Everything new: carpets, blinds, tile,
cabinet, paint, doors. Safe area. 1st fir, CH/
A, spacious, some utils paid. 352-376-0080.
GREAT NW HOUSE! 3BR 1BA, large
Screen porch, W/D hkups, gazebo, $850/
rent. Avail 2/1, 1110 NW 55th Street
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
CLOSE TO DOWNTOWN! 3BR 1.5 BA
House, living & family rooms, WD hookups,
$850/rent, avail 3/1, 2102 NE 8th Street
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
CLOSE IN LOTS OF GREEN SPACE
2BR home. $650/mo. Call 352-378-9220 cr
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
Hawthorne Reserve off University Ave.
New 1, 2, and 3 Bedroom Condos, com-
pletely Refurbished in Quiet Wooded Setting.
Pool, Clubhouse and Cardio Center onsite.
W/D in each unit, Short Term OK. Close
to Mall and Royal Park. $750-$1200. Call
Union Properties, Inc. 373-7578 1-31-16-2
$375/mo 1 or 2 bed "Iris House"
Close to downtown & UF, fresh paint,
new carpet, bath & kitchen upgrades.
Pet friendly, see photos & info @
rentalworkshop.com 352-870-0904 1-
Cakes and Pies and Golden Fries!
Ventura has a nice surprise!
Let us pay $200 of your January Rent!
2 bedrooms available
Pets welcome/Open Saturdays
1902 SW 42nd Way
Bike to UF! 2/2.5, 2-story condo
in popular community w/pool/fym
Unit is 1 year new. Move-in ready.\
Fumished 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
WEDNESDAY,JANUARY 24, 2007 U ALLIGATOR, 13
* For Rent
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/1 BA- NEXT TO UF -August 1st
1227 SW4th Ave.
Central H/AC, wood floors, clean
No pets, no smoking, $1240/MO
352-331-0590, 514-5060 cell 1-26-
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-
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
**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
$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/2BAMH 1 acre lot
no inside pets. Loc 8522 NE Waldo Rd. Call
3BRs in 3BR/2.5BA condo w/screened bal-
conies. Females only. Between UF & SFCC
w/bus route. Close to Mall & NFRMC. New
appliances. On-site W/D, pool, gym, tennis &
other amen. $275 to $350 ea 352-514-3425
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!*
1 BR/1 BA 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
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,
W/D hookups, screen porch, $795/rent
623 SW 3rd Street
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
Near UF *
4 bedroom 3 bath House.
Fireplace Newly Renovated Kitchen
Available August 1st, 2007
house Walk to UF *
only. 2 bedroom 1 bath
Wood floors Washer & Dryer Dishwasher
1-29-10-2 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 email@example.com 904-814-6976
EXCLUSIVE DOWNTOWN APARTMENTS!
BRAND NEW LUXURY NOW LEASING!
Wood Flrs*Stainless Steel Appliances*W/D
Designer Studios*1 BRs*3 BR Townhouses
BE THE ENVY OF ALL OF YOR FRIENDS!
GOING FAST-SIGN TODAY! 338-0002
HOUSES! 1 to 4BRs $450 $1500, all close
to UF & on bus routes, W/D hookups,
hardwood, central AC, porches, pets OK,
see photos @ rentalworkshop.com 870-
1 & 2 bed cottages & apts. $520/mo.
Central AC, W/D hookups, close to down-
town & UF, cute A MUST SEE! See photos
& info @ www.rentalworkshop.com 352-
870-0904, 318-4553 1-31-6-2
3BR/3BA townhome, washer/dryer connec-
tion. $850 per month. Please call 352-1111.
OXFORD MANOR 1/1 sublease in 3/3 town-
house. Includes utilities, cable, W/D. V-ball
crt in backyard. $390 neg. 407-719-4159.
Email: Etbitmydog@aol.com 1-29-15-3
1BR/1BA in 3BR/3BA Hidden Lakes Apts.
$480/mo incl everything. W/D in unit. Porch,
pool, gym. Pets welcome. Call Ning 352-870-
LEXINGTON CROSSING $540/MO
JANUARY RENT FREE
AVAIL JAN 07 MAY 07
1 B/B IN A 4BED/4BATH, FEMALES
CALL 954-762-3048 / 954-567-2701
Countryside @ University Condo
2BRs avail in 4BR/4BA for $425/ea. Cable,
water, elec incl except phone. Call Irvin 904-
610-0967 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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: 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-
3BR/2BA 1 mile from campus. Lease ends
August 2007. Will pay for transfer fee.
Pets allowed. No security 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
1 BR/1 BA in 4/4 female apartment
$499/MO Available Feb-Aug
Furnished & Utilities included
Call 407-620-8217 1-29-10-3
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 atThe 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 407-718-93f3 1-24-
MAKE $560 NOW! Sign up for sublease (thru
Aug 07) Melrose Student Suites. 1BR/1BA in
2BR/2BA apt. Fully furnished. Internet, cable
& utilities included. $560/mo. Call ASAP 352-
672-1123 or email email@example.com
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/MQ. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
8 1 Subleases 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
GET JAN & FEB RENT FREE
Private room @ Campus Lodge for rent.
$509/Mo inci utils. Girls only. Call Tammy
ONLY $400/mo!! All utils incl Campus Club
Apts Seconds from 1-75 and Butler Plaza
Minutes from UF or Santa Fe Fully furnished
and ready to move in! CALL (321) 947-0075
Roommate wanted for 1 BR/1BA in 3BR/2BA
Sweet Home off NW 18th & Univ. Located
behind Midtown walking distance to UF:
$435/mo + utilities. Dog Lover. Call Holly
Efficiency apt. To sublet through 7/31, can
move in now, near Archer Road and 34th
St, $425/mo, no security dep at move-in,
swimming pool & laundry room. 352-222-
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-
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 @ 786-4.36-1657
MOVE IN NOW!!! Female roommate for fur-
nished 4BR/4BA. $499/mo all included. Call
Jessica 305-510-1474 2-5-20-4
Roommate wanted for 4BR/3BA house off
NW 16th Ave between SFCC & UF. Cox
cable TV & internet, DW, W/D, new carpet,
& ceiling fans. Over 20 yrs old please. $380/
mo. util incl 352-328-4995 1-29-15-4
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-
Roommates wanted for 3/2.5 condo. Master
BR .& 1BR. NW 39th Ave & 42nd St. Pool,
tennis, DSL. $450/mo & $400/mo utils incl.
No pets. Call 363-0144 or 363-0143 or email
Roommate needed for 3/3 twnhse in gated
-comm. Lg BR w/pvt BA & walk-in closet. New
appliances, carpet & paint. All amenities &
utils incl. 24 hr gym, pool, Bball, HS internet,
cable w/HBO/SHO $550. 954-483-4597 1-
2 rooms in 4/2 quiet family neighborhood. 1
blk from UF bus stop. 10 min to UF All utiJs
inci. $465/mo. Fully furn; W/D, huge kitchen
& backyard. Non-smoker, females only. 954-
803-4346, 352-372-1890 1-24-10-4
Roommate needed in Royal Village.
Sublease until August. Walk to UF. Own bed-
room and shared bath. Utils, cable,' internet
incl. Avail now! No redecorating fee. $460/
mo. Amelia or Ann 352-472-3661 1-24-40-4
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. Paool,
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 + util. Short term avail.
Call 772-214-8179 1-26-6-4
Female roommate needed for 2BR/2BA apt.
10 min from campus. 2 bus routes, all fur-
nished, cable & internet. $500/mo includes
utilities. Call 941-928-2594 1-25-7-4
1 female needed. Clean & quiet place
University Terr West. $450 ALL utils incl:
Cable, DSL, Electricity, and Water. FULLY
furn must see condo. 4BR/4BA. 5% disc
for 12mth lease. Dory Garcia 954-816-1468
Female roommate needed to share 2BR/
2BA apt in Haile Village. $450/mo + $450
dep. Contact Shannah @ 352-284-1403
Non-smooking female professional or grad
in luxury 3BR/2.5BA home, pool, close to UF
& SFCC. $395/mo + utils. 376-5970 or 258-
M/F needed to share 4BR/3BA remodeled
house in nice neighborhood w/UF students.
beautifully furn, clean! Must see! Screen
porch, fenced yard, quiet. NS, no pets.,Sare
BA. BR unfurn, $350/mo, orfum, $385/1o. 4
mo OR 8 mo lease. $250 sec. 386-212-1578
Need female to share 2BR/1 BA apt. $275/mo
+ 1/2 util. Sun Bay Apts. Call 256-6389 1-
2 NS female ROOMMATES for new 3BR/2BA
house w/backyard. Quiet neighborhood, less
than 10 minutes from UF, bus route, common
areas fum. $400/MO +1/3 utilities.
Call 239-821-8584 1-29-7-4
ROOM FOR RENT
$325/MO INCLALL UTILS
Large yard, quiet neighborhood. Call Mike
Male roommate needed to share furnished
house w/young -prof. 15min drive from
campus, close to bus. Free washer/dryer,
pvt bdrm w/bthrm. pets ok, Ig fenced yd, lots
of trees, pond, wood deck, hottub, $400/mo
+ dep (1 mo) + 1/2 util (Directv, phone, wire-
less, etc) Ken 954-817-8066 2-5-10-4
Roommate needed in 3BR house, 10-15 min
from UF and SFCC. Rent is $350 plus 1/3
utilities. Current tenants are UF students. Call
Chris 813-789-6032 2-5-10-4
Seeking a female for a bedroom in a 2/1.
Clean, responsible, non-smoking and loves
cats. Rent $300 + 1/2 util. Call 352-328-4682
Roommate(s) needed for spacious "SfR
house w/office. Fully furn. Walk to UF, bus
stop right next to house & a large yard. No
lease to sign. Cheapest rent in Gville. Call
Steven 772-418-9047. $300/mo + 1/3 util.
Prof M/F needed. Share 3BR/3BA luxury
townhouse, Haile Village Center. BR unfum,
clean, NS, no pets, w/pool & gym. Vaulted
ceilings, balcony, clean quiet roommates.
$435 + utils, short/long term. 359-4467` 1-
SN hiNt I .,~ Ii.
14, ALLIGATOR N WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 24,2007
Female roommate wanted for 3 nice girls.
4BR/4BA apartment close to campus. $350/
mo. Everything included. Availalbe immedi-
ately! Call 610-331-6478 2-6-10-4
Responsible female roommate needed to
share 2BR/1BA duplex. Quiet neighborhood
near Roayal Park Theaters. $350/mo .+ 1/2
utils. $100 dep. Call 352-870-6172 or 352-
Rockwood Villas Newlyremodeled 2/2, has
1BR avail for male student. Non-smoker.
vi'D & fully furn except BR. Will furnish if
needed. $400/mo + 1/2 util. Free local phone
& wireless interest. Call Nancy 352-494-6110
Female roommate wanted. $300/mo. No de-
posit, free interest, no utility bills. Short lease
until August. Free W/D. On bus routes 9 &
34. Call Karren 505-8879 2-6-10-4
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PRE-CONSTRUCTION, NEW, & EXISTING
CONDOS & HOUSES FOR SALE
NEAR UF AT AFFORDABLE PRICES.
SEARCH HERE OR RECEIVE A FREE
AND COMPLETE LIST VIA E-MAIL. Visit
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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
Gack 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 1-3'1-112-5
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Enjoy your own private patio in a Completely
Renovated 1, 2, or 3 bedroom Cazabella
condo across 34th St from UF campus. Walk,
bike or bus to any part of campus within min-
utes. Prices starting in the low $100,000's.
For more info visit www.Cazabella.com
or contact Coldwell Banker M.M. Parrish
Realtors (352-373-3583), Becky Cato (352-
-6'-0562) or Cindy Birk (352-871-2475).
Pre-Construction Pricing next to campus!
Oxford Terrace II- Walk to UF from a brand
new condol www.oxfordterrace.com. Call
Eric Leightman with Action Real Estate
1BR 3 blocks to UF & Shands. Newly re-
modeled, central A/C, W/D, luxury kitchen,
tilb&Pergo, DW, very clean & private, big
BR, ample parking, first floor, on bus route.
$105,000. 352-362-6410 1-29-20-5
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Free List ofAvailable 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 Smoak Allen 352-317-5999
Campus Realty Group 352-336-3900
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. UF Alum... Gooooo Gators! 4-19-60-5
Walk to UF. 3BR/2BA, 1540 sq. ft. house in
great condition. Wood floors, ceramic tile,
wood stove. Asking $249,900 Call Ricardo
Kokkas @ 352-318-3384 Campus Realty
352-336-3900 x14 2-1-10-5
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. Ca'n deliver. Call 352-
MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT $350
Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must
sell. Can deliver. Retail $2300. 352-372-
J Ul Furnishings
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 5pc $85 Brand new in box.
Never used. 352-377-9846 4-25-72-6
"BEDS -ALL BRAND NEW"
**Full $80 Queen $100 King $170"
Orthopedic pillow-top sets. Brand name
matching sets not used or refurbished. Still
in plastic, direct from factory! 352-333-7516.
BED- QUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mat-
tress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand
new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver.
Bed-All New King! 3pc Orthopedic pillowtop
mattress set. Brand NEW, still in plastic with
warranty. Can deliver. $170 352-333-7516.
BEDROOM SET- $300 BRAND NEW
Still in boxes! 6 pieces include: Headboard,
2 Nightstands, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must
sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 4-25-72-6
FUTON $60 Solid Oak Mission Style. With
plush mattress $140. All brand NEW still in
box. Can deliver. 352-333-7516 4-25-72-6
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 new! Love seat $150 still in
pkg. Can del 352-333-7516
BEDS FURNITURE FUTONS
LOW PRICES & LARGE SELECTION
Dumas Discount 371-4422 1201 E. Univ. Av.
New Used Buy 0 Sell 4-25-72-6
BED SETS CLOSEOUTS
Sealed in plastic Twin sets $89. Full sets
$129. Queen sets $149. King sets $189. 352-
376-0953 or 352-378-6005 4-25-72-6
MEMORY FOAM- Same as Temperpedic
Save 50% & more. Other closeouts. Twin
sets $89. Full sets $129. Queen sets $149.
King sets $189. Student discounts apply.
4370 SW 20th Ave. 376-0953 We Deliver!
*Beds *Full mattress & boxspring sets $49
Queen sets $89 *Single sets$39 *King
sets $99 Ofrom estate sale. 376-0939/378-
6005 Call-A-Mattress 4370 SW 20th Ave.
BEDS FUTONS FURNITURE
Quality furniture at reasonable prices.
Morrells Furniture Outlet,
140 NW 6th St. 352-378-3400
Shop ONLINE at www.morrellsfurniture.com
J 0Il Furnishings ) EI
Need to sell $50 OBO. Call 321-759-4721
Color TV 19" $40 0 La-Z-Boy recliner $40
* full size bed $50 0 old wood stove (or-
namental) $60 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
* Entertainment center/bookcase, solid
wood, light oak, $150. End tables, Broyhill,
oak. $75/pr. 0 Rocker, solid oak, $175. S
All in excellent condition. 352-359-2541 1-
CASH PAID For Laptops
Power Supplies & Drives.
Joel www.pcrecycle.biz 4-25-72-7
4 A A loanomputer UEEl
Computer Help! Now!
Computer Help Fast A+ Computer Geek
House/Dorm 59 min response. No waiting/
unplugging/hassels. $30 Gator discount w/
ID. Certified MCSE Technicians. 333-8404.
- Computer/laptop repair
- Virus, spyware, hardware
- Fix it for $44
- Home/dorm 352-219-2980 4-25-72-7
COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS
We buy computers and laptops
Working and Non-working
378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street
Microsoft Certified Professional here to
address all of your computer and home net-
working needs. Free estimate. References
available. Don't hesitate. Call 352-226-5151
DATA'RECOVERY & ForensicAnalysis
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In the market for a new set of wheels or just
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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)
Private, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF.
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UF SURPLUS EQUIPMENTAUCTIONS
bikes, computers, printers, vehicles and
more. All individuals interested in bidding
go to: http://fa.ufl.edu/am/surplus/online/
Engagement ring for sale- lct. round dia-
mond ring, in white gold. Clarity VS-2, Color
F, ring appraised at $6,600- Must sell $3,750
OBO 727-560-6081 4-25-68-10
l 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
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1901 NW 67th Place, 336-1271
NEW website www.NS4L.com
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150 lbs, Black Hair,
A Felony Violation of
Probation Warrant for
Conspiracy to Commit
Robbery and Driving While
License Suspended or
Call (352) 372-STOP
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 24, 2007 N ALLIGATOR, 15
W ll Motorcycles, Mopeds) M il
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. 1yr 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 00000000
For MOTORCYCLES OR SCOOTERS
Newer or Older 0 Running or Not
Fast & Convenient Free Pick Up
Call today 352-441-0442
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 250R
for $1200. Rebuilt carbs. No problems
Call Brooke at 352-514-7769 1-24-4-11
*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
Sun City Auto Sales
2306 NE Waldo Rd
Buy Here, Pay Here
No credit check 4-25-72-12
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Bring W-2s & drive home today
Wide selection of vehicles
$2000 off all financed vehicles 4-25-72-12
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Used Cars Sale & trade
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HONDAS, CHEVYS, TOYOTAS, ETC.
For listings 800-366-9813 ext 4622 CARS FROM $29
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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
Available from Commercial News Providers"
Hondas Chevys 0 Jeeps and more!
$0 Down, 36 Months @ 8.5% apr.
For listings call 800-366-9813 ext 9765
'01 Chevy Prizm
65k miles, $3.3k, automatic, check
http://plaza.ufl.edulpark507, 284-2427 1-
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-
95 Toyota Corolla DX
PRIVATE OWNER, cold AC/Heat, pwr
window/locks, CD, alloy wheels, rear spoiler,
tinted windows, no accidents/non-smoker.
94 ACURA LEGEND
115k miles. Cold AC, all power, ABS, sun
roof, leather int, 4 new tires, new rear brakes.
Asking $5000/OBO. Contact Yaser @ 352-
283-2187 Iv mssg. 1-29-5-12
05 TOYOTA COROLLA LE
AC/Heat, Power Door Locks/Steering/
Windows, Tilt Wheel, Auto trans, Cruise
Control, Multi CD, radio, great condition,
8600 miles. $13,500. Call Che 319-621-5848
THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY
NEEDS VOLUNTEER DRIVERS
Transport patients to/from treatments
Must have valid driver's license,
safe driving record & attend training session.
Call 352-376-6866 ext 114 for more info.
On going volunteer needed: Blind lady need
trans on Sundays only to Mass @ Queen
of Peace Catholic Church or St. Augustine
Catholic Church. For more info. call 219-
6948 I live in the Tower Rd. area 2-2-60-13
LOCAL ARTIST NEEDS:
* Gold Diamonds Gems Class Rings
* ETC Top Cash $$$ or Trade *
OZZIE'S FINE JEWELRY 373-9243. 8-15-
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
I I for gold jewelry, scrap gold, Rolex, dia-
monds, guitars, etc. Top $$$. Get my offer
before you sell! Call Jim 376-8090 or 222-
Buying jewelry, gold, diamonds etc.
Top dollar paid. 727-560-6081
*l I Wanted
LAW STUDENT VOLUNTEER
To assist inmate pro-se w/divorce. Expenses
paid. 1-845-947-2384. Write to David
Sussman, JO6481, Charlotte C.I. Oil Well
Rd. Punta Gorda, FL 33955 2-24-1-13
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Needed for evaluations of
Local Stores, Restaurants and Theaters
Flexible Hours, Training Provided
Call 1-800-585-9024 ext 6254
$10 15/Hour DRIVERS
$6.40 $7.40/Hour INSIDERS
Apply online at www.gatordominos.com
Or at any of the 6 locations. 4-25-72-14
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377-4992. or 2106 SW 13th St. 373-2337
GREAT PAY FOR THOSE WHO STAY! Park
Place Car Wash is looking for hard workers
for all positions. Cashiers (fullday availability)
& line workers (AM 8:30-1 & PM 12-6 shifts
avail) 15-40hrs-your choice. Great work envi-
ronment. Apply in person. 7404 NW4th Blvd.
Across from Home Depot. No calls please
POLITICAL CALL CENTER
Phone reps needed ASAP for Political
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371-5888 ext. 111 or 4112 NW22nd Dr. 4-
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needed for GSA rec and camp youth teams.
Experience required. License preferred for
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PIZZA HUT-Now Hiring
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5004 NW 34th St. 352-373-7733 1-31-
Leasing Consultant, PT
Sales & customer service exp.
OGet Paid & Have Fun OFlexible Hours &
Competitive $ *Sales Experience Required
OeBay Experience a plus *Resume To
Pirvate dance co. Great for students. Great
pay, fast cash & flexible hours. Call to start
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$10-12/HR + BONUS
Mortgage lender has immediate openings for
college students for telephone sales posi-
tions. No exp required. Flex hours. Apply in
person between 3 & 6pm, Mon-Fri 1900 SW
34th St. Ste 206 (2nd fir above credit union)
TUTORS NEEDED for lonl tutoring'%1-
risk elem students. 1-4 afternoonslwk.
$9.50/hr. 15-20 min drive from UF. Fed
Work Study work permit req'd. Volunteers
welcome. 352-384-1155 firstname.lastname@example.org. 1-
EDUCATIONAL RETAIL STORE
Looking for PT help, flexible hours, will work
around your class schedule. Please bring
resume to: 2020 NW6th St. 1-31-17-14
16, ALLIGATOR 0 WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 24,2007
OS Help Wanted
University of Florida
Survey Research Center
408 W University Ave. suite 106
Apply Mon-Fri 9am-9pm
392-2908 ext. 105
$7.50/hr + BONUS + Paid Training
$8.00 SpanishlEnglish bilingual speakers
Telephone Interviewing NO SALES
Cook & Cashier, PT & FT. apply in person,
Maui Teriyaki 600 NW 75th Street.
Benefits include FREE meals. 1-26-14-14
Perfect PT Job. Evening Sales Reps. $7-
10/hr, Paid Training, Paid Wkly, Flex Sched.
Also seeking experienced B2B salesper-
sons. 25% commission, Paid Wkly, Flex
Sched. 352-377-2573 1-26-14-14
Require BS, computer science, computer en-
gineering or closely related field. Proficiency
in Java, SQL, PHP and XML. Spring grads
welcome to apply. Send resume and GPA
to email@example.com. Company
Finance co. seeks FT Admin Asst for
progressive company. Individual must be
long-term, motivated, reliable, post-grad
preferred. Phone skills, customer service,
& computer exp. a must.. Competitive salary
based on exp. + bonuses. Fax resume to
No registration fee. Make money at your
schedule. Offer all UF, Santa Fe courses and
others. Respond to course requests online
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Sales/Leasing Specialist Part-time and Full-
time professional sales positions in local
management co. Fax resume; cover letter
& avail schedule to 352-376-6269 or email
Sun Country Sports is hiring gymnastics,
tumbling, office, bookkeeping, rockwall, sum-
mer camp and more. Applications avail @
www.suncountrysports.com. Bring applica-
tion to either location. 2-16-27-14
Attn Smokers! Earn at least $7/hr Smokers
needed to participate in a study on decision-
making & smoking. If interested, come to
Rm 81 in the UF Psychology Bldg, call 392-
0601 x297, visit www.psych.ufl.edu/~locey/
smokers.mht for more info. 4-25-70-14
Part time Hrs/Full time Salary Flex Schedule,
Leverage your Marketing and Strengthen
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NERO'S ITALIAN RESTAURANT
**Now hiring exp servers, counter staff,
assistant day shift & night shift managers,
dishwasher. Please apply at 5240 NW 34th
St. Across from YMCA Call 2-4pm 372-7430
Part time $8-$14/hr. Great for responsible,
creative person. Good w/details. Many proj-
ects; various art. 374-7038 1-24-10-14
Experienced Veterinary Technician needed
who enjoys working with animals with great
people skills. Full time preferred. Benefits,
bonus available in Alachua 386-462-3822
N~MNY JOBS six jobs in Gvl NOW.
Full time $$ Part time $$ Afternoons.
Noah's Ark Nanny Agency resume.
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Potential earnings $14-$20/hr! Make your
own schedule. Fun environment, great op-
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1 *l Help Wanted
We need to start 25 ppl IMMED.
Great Pay, Cut Sales/Svc, Conds Apply
All Ages 17+, Call Now 372-6697
PINCH A PENNY
5010 NW 34th Street. Full Time/Part Time
sales associates. Apply in person. 1-25-
The Village Market
Haile Plantation Village Center
Hiring part time help 20-30 hours/week
Weekend availability a must
Calll 380-0111 for directions only
Approx. 25 hours/week $7/hour'
Call Shannon 284-2959
Ada's Clothes Repair 4-25-68-14
Family medicine Dr. in solo practice seeks FT
ARNP or PAto assist w/clinic and hospital re-
sponsibilities. Salary, incentive and benefits.
Please contact Christie Reece 386-328-2222
or 386-916-4442 email email@example.com
Tired.of sitting around with out it? Sit here &
make it! UF FLORIDA REPDIALS seeks UF
students to raise funds. Earn up to $8.00/hr
with a FLEXIBLE schedule. Apply at 105
NW 16th St. 4th floor. Academic Classroom
Building 105 or call 392-7754 for more info
RGIS INVENTORY SPECIALIST
Year round hourly work
No experience necessary
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Apply online at RGISINV.COM
Or by phone at 352-861-7004 1-29-10-14
TCBY Hiring Friendly People.
Apply at Newberry Crossing, Thornebrook,
orArcher Road. 1-31-12-14
Seeking a responsible individual who is
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Able to work at least 20 hrs/wk. Prepare
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job for the serious student. Submit resume
to firstname.lastname@example.org. Background
check required. EOE/DFWP 1-29-10-14
Paid survey takers needed in Gainesville.
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Energetic, serious, hard-working individuals
to assist customers with high-quality sporting
goods merchandise. We're looking for the
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phone calls. Min 2 year commitment. Lloyd
Clarke. Sports 1504 NW 13th St. 1-26-8-14
Catering/Driver positions available with
Gainesvilles best catering company. All shifts
& flexible hours for enthusiastic people who
want a fun job loaded with opportunity and
variety. Apply at 904 N. Main St. 1-30-10-14
EXP PRESSURE WASHING person w/truck
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good pay. Only serious candidates, please.
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Earn cash to pay off those holiday bills.
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Outgoing, energetic person to watch 9 month
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tSmith hustles to starting lineup
Kim Klement/ Alligator
Freshman Sharielle Smith drives during the Gators' 67-57 loss to Ar-
kansas. It was Smith's first career start, she had six rebounds.
By BRIAN STEELE
Alligator Staff Writer
Conference play started,
Sharielle Smith was an expert at
keeping the bench warm.
Now, however, the 5-foot-10
freshman forward is starting as
one of the UF women's basket-
ball team's best rebounders.
Smith replaced a fellow fresh-
man, guard Jennifer Mossor, in
the lineup, adding more size to
the Gators' short front line.
Smith is averaging 5.5 re-
bounds per game in SEC play,
third on the team.
"I don't really think, for me,
I'm not doing anything sud-
denly that's so much different,"
said Smith, who is averaging 3.8
points per game in conference
play. "It might seem like that,
but I'm not. I'm doing as much
as I've been doing since the sea-
This effort is something her
coaches have noticed as well, af-
ter she mainly rode the bench for
the 15 non-conference games.
When asked if she would
change the lineup after
Thursday's loss to Auburn, UF
coach Carolyn Peck did not deny
it. Smith started the next game
"Sharielle has always worked
hard," Peck said. "Now she's
putting her energy and speed
into what she does mentally, and
it's coming together for her.
"Especially with her assign-
ments defensively, of under-
standing where to go and when,
that's something that has just
had to come through repetition
and working hard."
"I don't really think, for
me, I'm not doing anything
suddenly that's so much
UF freshman forward
All season, UF (6-14, 0-5
SEC) has looked for help on the
boards, but until Smith, the team
hadn't really found it.
Since earning more playing
time, she has developed a knack
for being in the right place at the
"Sharielle comes in and
works hard very hard and
we need that to start off the
game," junior guard Depree
Bowden said. "She rebounds
very well and boxes out. Those
are the things we need to do to
try to win."
For Smith, it's just a process.
"Starting from the summer,
I worked hard," Smith said. "I
went into the fall, kept working
and went into the season and
found my role on the team."
INJURY REPORT: Sophomore
guard Sha Brooks who leads
the Gators with 15.8 ppg is
still suffering from shin and knee
problems that have lingered since
While Brooks continues to
play, and even scored a ca-
reer-high 28 points against
Arkansas Sunday, she isn't
able to practice with the team.
This leaves UF with just eight
players to practice.
While the Gators have "prac-
tice boys," men brought in to
give the women added compe-
tition, there's no doubt it's still
difficult with a player shortage.
It's even harder for a team to
work without its leading scorer.
"It's tough," Bowden said.
"But, we got to keep going for-
ward with what we have."
Mossor is also going through
stomach cramping, but has not
missed practice or any game
time. However, she did only play
three minutes against Arkansas.
Both are expected to play at
South Carolina on Thursday.
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ute more as the season progresses.
"I'think probably more than any-
thing else, they need to get in there,"
Donovan said. "I think for those guys,
it's hard to be a consistent performer
when you're not getting consistent
minutes. They just got to continu-
ally get better and learn and hopefully
gain more confidence."
Tonight's game will be the first
of UF's back-to-back road trips. The
Gators will travel to Auburn on
Although the Gators have played
six games away from Gainesville,
they have only played two true away
games. Kansas, Western Kentucky,
Florida A&M and' Alabama-
Birmingham were all played at neutral
play, UF will have to
get used to playing
Basketball outside the comforts
of a home crowd.
"I think we have
to keep that level of focus on the
road," center Al Horford said. "We
know it's going to be tough and things
are not going to go our way. We just
gotta grind it out. It's us against the
world out there, so we just got to stay
The Gators are in the neighborhood of
the Dukes, the North Carolinas and the
UCLAs.-Everyone plays harder and faster
when they play the best. So every night
they need to-come prepared, especially
come tourney time.
What was that phrase Urban Meyer said
motivated his team?
"For 37 days people said we weren't
good enough," he said. "They said we
didn't belong with Ohio State. We got sick
and tired of hearing it."
You think people aren't getting sick and
tired of hearing how-good the Gators are?
The target is now on Joakim Noah, Al
Horford, Corey Brewer and Co.
Coach Billy Donovan even had Meyer
talk to his players Friday after practice.
Meyer told them how Ohio State got all the
attention, much like UF is now.
And Meyer left them with a message:
You better come prepared because no one
wants to hear how good the Gators are
Hopefully and finally I don't have
to hear a Gators team whine and moan
about how they're being slighted.
UF has the best-basketball team in the
land. They have three first-round draft
picks, one of the best coaches in the country
and some of the best facilities around.
So there's no reason the Gators should
keep playing the underdog role.
That underdog thing is overrated any-
ways. It's an old, stupid cliche, that has
nothing to do with who wins and who
loses. I, for one, am sick of seeing the un-
derdog win. It happens all the time. These
days, the favorite never wins.
Let's see something fresh, something
different like winning when everyone
says you're supposed to.
Now that would be a shocker.
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Gators expect hostility in Starkville
Tim Casey/ Alligator Staff
UF forward Corey Brewer drives past Mississippi forward Jermey Par-
nell during the Gators' 79-70 win Saturday at the O'Connell Center.
EUF HOPES TO AVOID SECOND-HALF SLUMP
TONIGHT AT MISSISSIPPI STATE.
By JENNA MARINA
Alligator Staff Writer
As a third-year starter, forward Corey Brewer has
pretty much heard it all when the Gators go on road
trips, especially in the Southeastern Conference.
"My favorite thing they say is Joakim's gay," Brewer
So, there's no doubt that Noah and the rest of the
No. 1 UF men's basketball team (17-2,4-0 SEC) will hear
more of the same when it tips off at Mississippi State
(11-6, 2-2 SEC).tonight at 9.
"We're going to be walking into a very hostile envi-
ronment," UF coach Billy Donovan said. "It's a very dif-
ficult place to play. I think there will be great enthusiasm
and passion in the arena."
So far, the Bulldogs are 9-1 at home with their only
loss coming against Winthrop on Nov. 18.
The Gators are only the second No. 1 team to visit the
Humphrey Coliseum in its 32-year history, so Donovan
knows UF will need to play with a little extra oomph.
"You try to go out there and you try to play to the
best of your ability," Donovan said. "Certainly making
shots is something that always makes you look like
you're playing better on the road, but really what it's
going to come down to is hustle plays and toughness
and defense and giving yourself an opportunity to put
yourself into a situation to win."
After UF's second-half breakdown .against
Mississippi on Saturday, Donovan expects the players
to redeem themselves by playing with a certain level of
"I thought there was a lack of attention to detail in
what we were supposed to be doing," Donovan said.
"Whether you want to use complacency, lazy, unfunda-
mental, whatever word you want to use, we were not
sharp and crisp in what terms of what we were doing."
The Gators could also use the game to work on the
depth of their bench since Donovan said he didn't feel
comfortable playing reserves late against the Rebels.
Still, he's hopeful that his bench will start to contrib-
SEE HOOPS, PAGE 19
Rudolf earns reward after double wins
Freshman swimmer Roland Rudolf
continues to impress in his young career.
Rudolf was named the Division I
National Collegiate Swimmer of the Week
by CollegeSwimming.com on Tuesday.
Rudolf earned the award after winning
both the 100-and 200-yard backstroke
events against No. 18 Alabama and South
Carolina last Saturday. The 200 back time
of 1:46.79.was good enough for an NCAA
Against defending champion Auburn
lastjriday, Rudolf won the 200 back and,
adding to his skill-set, took the 500 free-
style, posting an NCAA provisional time
The freshman also
took second in the 200
free with a personal-
one of the most difficult
schedules in the coun-
Rudolf try, Rudolf has garnered
eight wins and seven
Even with such a young team, Rudolf
became the second UF swimmer to earn
the honor. Sophomore Lucas Salatta cap-
tured the title Oct. 25. The Gators are just
the second team nationwide to have two
different swimmers win the award this
Rudolf competed for Hungary at the
2004 Olympics in Athens, Greece, and
is a five-time Hungarian champion. The
freshman won 15 titles at the national age
group championships between 1997 and
SRudolf will look to continue his mo-
mentum as the No. 11 Gators hit the.pool
Friday night at 7 against No. 13 Tennessee
in the O'Connell Center.
gone with UF
he Gators can't say it anymore.
It's time for a new slogan, a
new way to get motivated.
That "disrespected" and "under-
dog" thing used by the UF bas-
ketball and football teams en route to
national titles well, it's over with.
No longer can UF say they don't
get enough attention. They're getting
all the attention.
The Gators are No. 1 in practically
team won the
Antonio team won a na-
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email@example.com ranked No. 1.
players Udonis Haslem and Jason
Williams started for the Miami Heat,
last year's NBA champs.
Gators grad David Eckstein won
the World Series MVP for the St. Louis
One-time UF quarterback Rex
Grossman has the Chicago Bears in
the Super Bowl.
Heck, even alum Emmitt Smith
won Dancing with the Stars.
What aren't the Gators the best at
The men's basketball team is the
favorite to win the Southeastern
Conference and NCAA Tournaments
That kind of success and recogni-
tion, though, comes with an asterisk,
and presents a new challenge.
No one likes a team that wins all
the time (see the Yankees and the
The basketball team now faces
an uphill battle to win back-to-back
national championships and a third-
straight SEC Tournament title.
Everyone is gunning for UF the
Gators are at the top of the mountain.
SEE GONZO, PAGE 19
*NHL: All-Star Game
Versus, 8 p.m.
ETennis: Australian Open
ESPN2, 9:30 p.m.
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Today's question: Which SEC men's basketball Percent (Votes)
road trip would you least want to make? Humphrey 47% (118)
Green 22% (55)
Brewer 17% (42)
Tuesday's question: Which UF basketball Brer 7% (1)
Noah 7% (18)
player do you want attempting a game-winning Horford 7% (18)
shot? (see right for results) 251 TOTAL VOTES