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UF won't tell
* PROVOST SAID IT'S TO EARLY TO INFORM
BECAUSE THE BILL HAS NOT YET PASSED.
By JESSICA DaSILVA
Though about 25,000 high school seniors have ap-.
plied to UF, administrators don't plan on informing
them they might have to pay a $1,000 yearly charge
on top of tuition and fees.
In a telephone interview Saturday, Provost Janie
Fouke said unless students "read it in the paper," the
university won't give notice regarding the possible
'In his Academic Enhancement Program, UF
President Bernie Machen proposed the charge, which
won't be covered by the Florida Bright Futures
scholarship program or the Florida
Prepaid College Plan, to counter
UF's low in-state tuition.
SLast year, Bright Futures paid
tuition and fees for about 96 per-
cent of the students admitted to UF,
But. before the program can go
Fouke into effect, the Florida Legislature
must approve it.
The fee, which would be charged to all incoming
undergraduate students starting this Fall, will be
used to hire about 200 additional faculty members
and 100 academic advisers.
In a USA Today survey of the in-state tuitions of 75
U.S. flagship universities for this academic year, UF
ranked the lowest, charging $3,206.
Fouke said UF wouldn't inform incoming students
about the charge, saying it would be "presumptive"
SEE ADMISSION, PAGE 9
Starbucks to close in two weeks
By DANIELLE TORRENT
Coffee drinkers, start counting down
Feb. 16 will-be the last day of service
for the Starbucks on the comer of West
University Avenue and Northwest 13th
Street. Its closure puts the University
Comers construction project one step
closer to realization.
"Starbucks was an important impedi-
ment to our development," said Frank
Darabi, one of the project's investors.
The Starbucks employees are being
dispersed from their present location to
the nine other corporate Starbucks in
But for the hundreds of pedestrians the
corer sees on school days, the convenient
coffee stop may be missed. Store manager
Cheryl Puckett said patrons have been in-
quiring about the dosing date for a while,
and some are upset.
Like many students who walk to class,
sophomore Jamie Levy crosses the inter-
section of University Avenue and 13th
Street, stopping by Starbucks on her way
SEE STARBUCKS, PAGE 9
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Cars pass through the intersection of West University Avenue and Northwest 13th Street on Sunday. Soon this Star-
bucks will join its neighbors in closing down and giving way to University Corners that is to be built on this corner.
Drug and sexual assault charges against Pike dropped
University will continue investigation
Alligator Staff Writer
The State Attorney's Office will not pursue
criminal action against UF's Pi Kappa Alpha
Fraternity on allegations of the drugging or
With their win
against the SEC
West's top team
on Saturday, Chris
Richard (right) and
the No. 1 Gators
are talking repeat.
UF breezed past
host Auburn in a
See story, pg. 20.
sexual assault of three women, officials said
Attorney's Office spokesman Spencer
Mann said all charges were deferred to UF's
Student Judicial Affairs Office, which will
handle the investigation from this point
For the state, Mann said the case is closed.
"We believe that any sanctions can be best
served through the university's process,"
The accusations originated
Greek from a Sept. 30 party where
Life three females, two 18-year-old
UF students and one 17-year-old
Bradford County high school student, sus-
pected they were drugged at the fraternity's
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Students twisted and
twirled as part of
the Student Honors
annual swing dance.
See story, pg. 8.
West University Avenue house.
Police reported that the girls, who drank
alcohol at the party, said they passed out for
about four hours.
The high school student reported she
awoke in the bed of a pickup truck.
In October, Gainesville Police gave com-
plaints to four members of Pike's executive
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MONDAY, JANUARY 29, 2007 E ALLIGATOR, 3
Volunteers scour the city for invasive air potatoes
By ASHTON GROSZ
Alligator Contributing Writer
As the morning sunlight peeked through
trees around the city, troops stalked the enemy
in forests under attack by an unrelenting men-
ace: the invasive air potato.
The volunteer army of more than 1,200
bundled-up schoolchildren, service-minded
students and Gainesville residents prowled 26
locations Saturday in search of the exotic tuber
that threatens native plant species.
The eighth annual Great Air Potato Round-
up, hosted by the city's Parks, Recreations
and Cultural Affairs department, is modeled
after litter clean-ups and serves to educate the
community about the spread of air potatoes,
whose leafy vines choke trees and block sun-
light, killing native plant species below.
"Its somewhat therapeutic to go out in the
woods and think about one thing: air pota-
toes," said UF senior Melanie Leitman.
Last year, volunteers collected more than
eight tons of air-potato tubers ranging in size
from as small as a pea to as big as a newborn
"We are really making a difference," said
Ann Egan, nature operations mariager for the
department. "We're running out of sites, out
of potatoes, and when we run out of vines, we
stop the spread."
At the Physical Plant nursery near Lake
Alice, which was an on-campus collection site,
about 70 bucket-toting students filled four 64-
gallon garbage bins with tubers.
After the collection, volunteers were in-
vited to Momingside Nature Center off East
University Avenue, where judges handed out
gift certificates for the smallest, largest and
. Before participating in the roundup, fresh-
man Jessica Leon had never heard of air pota-
toes, "but I figured I'd be getting dirty doing
it," she said.
Her misshapen tuber unearthed from dead
vines and dirt was awarded first place for the
"It had a flap on top that looked like a hat,
and that was pretty strange," she said.
Geoff Parks, a habitat naturalist for the city,
addressed the crowd lounging on blankets
while children slid through dry leaves litter-
ing the park.
The air potato is an invasive, exotic plant species that quickly overtakes native plants
and overruns vegetation with its leafy vines.
"There's two really great things in
Gainesville, and I'm not talking about the foot-
ball and basketball teams," he said. "They've
proven that already."
Instead, Parks listed the city's abundance
of natural parks and the volunteers who came
out to help them.
While Florida's ports provide easy entry-
ways for exotic plant species, and its long-
growing season contributes to the species'
far-reaching spread, invasive plants are by no
means unique to Florida, said Parks.
"Statistically, I think we're likely to get
more things that come in, but it's a problem
all over the nation and all over the world," he
Ultimately, it's taxpayers who suffer when
exotic species invade native areas.
Jim Weimer, a biologist at Paynes Prairie
State Preserve, said the state of Florida spends
about $100,000 per year combating invasive
species money that could have funded,
among other things, park rangers in schools to
teach children about the environment.
"Think of the things we could have
done for you if we weren't fighting exotic
invasive species," Weimer told the crowd at
Alison Fox, associate professor of agrono-
my and chair of the Florida Exotic Pests Plant
Council that co-sponsored the event, said
common removal strategies include a combi-
nation of herbicides, manual and mechanical
labor and biological control such as introduc-
ing insects all of which cost money.
But introducing non-native plants to con-
trol invasive species can backfire.
"In the long term, the best way (to manage
invasive species) is not to introduce plants that
could become invasive in an area," Fox said.
4, ALLIGATOR E MONDAY, JANUARY 29, 2007
Library may boost UF's status
By JASON SILVER
Alligator Contributing Writer
As a UF undergraduate 30
years ago, before becoming a
best-selling author, Michael
Connelly could likely be found
buried in a book at Library West.
Connelly returned to the
library Friday to speak at the
dedication ceremony of its recent
renovation, alongside about 200
administrators, faculty, donors
As a student who didn't know
what he wanted to do with his
life, Connelly said the library had
a big impact on the direction he
"People come to Library West
for ideas and inspiration, and I'm
a product of that," he said.
Susannah Borg, chairwoman
of the Smathers Libraries
Leadership Board, said the new
library puts UF in position to be
one of the best universities.
"What we're really trying to
accomplish is for Florida to be
in the Top 10 (of public universi-
ties), and to do that we needed to
bring the library up to speed,"
UF President Bernie Machen
also praised the new facility for
its ability to help students suc-
"Everything about this facility
is meant to meet the academic
today and to-
gets 7,000 visi-
tors a day and
1.5 million a
"Library West is a meeting
place, and I guess it does seem to
help that we have a Starbucks,"
The renovation cost $30 mil-
lion, took three years to plan and
another three years to complete.
Ralf Remshardt, associate pro-
fessor of theater and chair of the
University Libraries Committee,
said he believes the library is the
home of something very special.
"Where (Ben Hill Griffin
Stadium) is the beating heart of
UF, Library West is where the
soul of the university can be
found," Remshardt said.
Bruce Smathers, son of the late
George A. Smathers who donated
$20 million to UF's libraries, also
attended the event.
The renovated Library West
is a place his father would have
loved, Smathers said.
"I think he would be extreme-
ly impressed with the facility," he
said. "If UF is going to become
a Top 10 research institution, it
needs to have a top library sys-
Smathers said he feels that
the new library helps push UF
"Library West puts UF heads
and shoulders above other univer-
sities in the state, and it puts UF
among the best universities in the
country," he said.
Kites fly to honor
start of harvest
By AMRITHA ALLADI
Alligator Contributing Writer
A rainbow of kites splashed
the sky with color as UF students
celebrated Uttarayan, the Indian
kite-flying festival marking the
. beginning of the harvest season.
The Hindu Students Council
of UF celebrated this Indian festi-
val with breakfast and kite flying
Saturday morning at Gainesville
"The festival marks the ascen-
dance of the sun," said Prasanna
Durairaj, president of the cub.
Uttarayan is celebrated all
over India. Festivities vary from
state to state, she said.
Jaya Goswami, treasurer
of the club, said the kites were
donated by the community
from their previous kite-flying
During the. celebration,
Hindus also pray to Lord Indra.
Some people also bum old
clothes and dean their houses
to mark. the beginning of the
Multicultural In the
Affairs state of
the festival is known as Makar
In the ancient Hindu lan-
guage of Sanskrit, Makar refers
to a star that falls between
Capricorn and Aquarius,
Durairaj said. And it comes after
the winter solstice, as the follow-
ing days get longer.
"That is the time to celebrate,"
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MONDAY, JANUARY 29, 2007 N ALLIGATOR, 5
City takes homeless census
*THE FINAL TALLY WILL BE AVAILABLE
By SARA RUBIN
Alligator Contributing Writer
Charles Lutz arrived in Gainesville at
noon Wednesday on a Greyhound bus from
Philadelphia. It was 40 degrees out, but a lot
warmer than where he had just come from.
The 23-year-old wasn't returning to class, vis-
iting friends or about to start a new job. Instead,.
the former McDonald's employee was here for
the lower cost of living and warmer weather
-the cold car be tough when you're homeless.
With homeless men and women like Lutz
coming to Gainesville every day, it is difficult to
estimate the city's homeless population. This is
why on Thursday and Friday, volunteers with
the City of Gainesville/Alachua County Office
on Homelessness set out on foot to count each
homeless person in the city.
The volunteers, mostly social service work-
ers, UF students and ordinary citizens, visited
day-labor sites, the county library, tent cities, the
Downtown Plaza and any other places where
they could find homeless people.
Jon DeCarmine, the executive director of the
Office on Homelessness, said the surveyors are
encouraged to work in pairs and have a cell
phone with them for safety; however, in the five
years Gainesville's homeless have been counted,
no volunteer has ever been threatened.
DeCarmine said the count was necessary to
get an idea of the number of homeless living in
the city and details about where they live and
how they became homeless.
Last year's survey revealed that residents
like Lutz, who have been homeless for less than
a year, represent about 75 percent of the city's
The people who take the survey-are asked a
series of questions including the reason for their
homelessness, level of education and the number
of visits to an emergency room in the past year.
Even though this year's numbers are still
being tabulated, DeCarmine said he expects the
city's homeless population to be about 1,000.
The 2006 report yielded
Around about the same number.
GaineSVille DeCarmine said the fi-
nal tally will be available
Wednesday, when results from places like the
Alachua County Jail and the School Board of
Alachua County are counted.
Lutz was in line at Gainesville's Able Body
Labor center when volunteers found him. As an
incentive and in exchange for his participation in
the survey, volunteers gave Lutz, like other par-
ticipants, a Ziploc bag with socks and candy.
DeCarmine said the method the Office on
Homelessness volunteers used was the best way
to go about counting the homeless given the re-
Able Body Labor assigns workers to construc-
tion jobs and other types of manual labor. On
average, a day laborer can expect to earn about
$38 for a 12-hour workday
Lutz said the Able Body Labor wage is an im-
provement from his previous job at McDonald's
Alligator Staff Writer Dominick Tao contrib-
uted to this report.
UF holding auditions
for new Albert actor
By JESSIE COLEMAN
The University Athletic
Association has some big shoes to fill
- big, green, fuzzy shoes.
The association is holding audi-
tions for another Albert the Alligator
today from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the Gator
Room located at Gate 1 of Ben Hill
Amber Kosinsky, mascot coor-
dinator, said that one of the five
students who share Albert's iden-
tity will leave for an internship this
semester, and UF needs a spirited
student to fill the position.
"Our mascots are die-hard Gator
fanatics," she said. "They love the
Gators. They're Florida's ultimate
Kosinsky and a panel of judges
will score the auditions and select
one or two winners.
Students vying for the spot as the
Gators' No. 1 supporter must pay a
$20 cash tryout fee, which will be
deposited into the spirit program
budget. They also need a completed
physical exam and application, as
well as a copy of their Gator 1 Card
and insurance card.
During the tryouts, students must
perform a one- to two-minute skit,
strut in the Albert suit, respond to an
impromptu scenario and undergo a
"Our mascots are die-hard
Gator fanatics. They love
the Gators. They're Florida's
Once selected, the winner will join
a team of UF students that splits the
appearances. During a busy month,
each student averages about two ap-
pearances each week.
The Albert position is not a paid
job, but student mascots are eligible
for scholarships. And aside from the
perks, the title of Albert is an honor in
itself, Kosinsky said.
"Just to be a mascot is a very pres-
tigious thing," she said.
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6, ALLIGATOR I MONDAY, JANUARY 29, 2007
There's more than one
way to protest the war
Over the weekend, approximately 400,000 Americans
marched on Washington Mall to protest President
Bush's plan to increase the number of troops in Iraq.
Thousands more gathered on street comers and city squares
in places like San Francisco, Portland and New York City.
And to a much smaller degree, dozens of people protested in
little towns across America.
So there you have it. America is fed up with this war
- but Bush insists on pumping in more troops, more money,
more invective rhetoric about how if we pull out of Iraq, the
terrorists will win and of course, we just can't let that hap-
We could have sworn that when the Democrats took
control of not only the House of Representatives, but also
the Senate, Bush would finally get the idea. We could have
swore that with his approval rating hanging at about 33 per-
cent, he would catch a clue. We could have sworn that when
those protesting power-hitters Jane Fonda, Susan Sarandon,
the Rev. Jesse Jackson and Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio)
showed up at the rally, Dubya would prick up his ears.
But no. He refuses to acknowledge that this war was
.a mistake and that the American people aren't buying his
lies. He refuses to bring our boys home and plans to ship
more troops over instead. And what was he doing during
the rally? Going for his weekly bike ride, once again, not ad-
dressing the problem at hand.
This is a far cry from Bush's claim of "Mission:
Accomplished." The war has turned into "Mission:
Impossible" and just about everyone but Bush recognizes
that sending over more troops will not solve our problems
- in fact, it will probably make things worse.
Marching on Washington is an amazing thing. It shows
that freedom of speech is an important American value. It
shows the power of number. It gives important issues vis-
ibility in the media, and it makes people stand up and listen.
In 1963, the March on Washington helped blacks garner
equal rights. In 2006, La Marcha paved the way for reform-
ing proposed immigration legislation that would have been
devastating for not just immigrants but the Americans who
hire them. In 2007, hopefully it can convince our president to
admit his mistakes and get us out of the dreadful war.
But the power of these marches comes from big numbers.
When 10 or so people gather on a comer in a sleepy town -
such as Gainesville with their posters ("Honk if you hate
Bush!") and flags, well, it just doesn't have the same effect.
Sure, they may get some personal satisfaction from hearing a
few horns and feel like they've done something, But the truth
is, they haven't. Only the homeless are listening to them -
not the nation or the rest of the world, as was the case for the
Washington march. Everyone else the students, the soccer
moms is in the comfort of their climate-controlled cars or
walking while listening to their iPods, with a cell phone in
one hand and Starbucks coffee in the other.
Those protesters would be better off writing to their sena-
tors. Or taking showers, because they're mostly dirty hip-
pies. The only way to convince Congress that it should deny
Bush his troop increase is to effectively show them that the
American people will not stand for it. Those who marched on
Saturday showed their influence.
It's our turn to write to Congress and tell them that we
won't stand for Bush's ineptitude and abuse of power.
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Honors societies aren't meaningful
received an invitation to join Golden Key International
Honour Society last year. It didn't mean much to me,
but my mom said she'd pay the initiation fee, so I
Then, at the induction ceremony, I wished I could
have changed my mind. They told us the story of the
founder, James W. Lewis. What do you think compelled
him to create that society in 1977?
Was he sick of lax academic standards and hungry for
a society that recognized only the most devoted scholars?
Did he want to push his peers beyond known limits into
a better intellectual age?
Nope. He just didn't get into Phi Beta Kappa.
But it turns out they were probably right to not admit
hirh, because in 2001, Lewis was fired as Golden Key's
chairman. An internal report confirmed allegations that
he had sex with students and interns, accepted unquali-
fied students to boost revenue, and, of all things, paid
someone to write essays for his son's application to a
private high school.
You can almost smell the Honour.
Honor societies are, by their very nature, supposed to
be exclusive. What sense does it make to miss the cut and
then just invent your own?
The UF chapter of Golden Key requires a 3.5 grade
point average and junior standing. By Lewis' logic,
someone could create a society that requires a 3.0, then
a 2.5, and so on until everyone's invited to be a member
and everybody can pay $70.
If you want your piece of it, you can drop $85 at the
Golden Key online store and receive your "Years of
Service" award, which should really.be called the "Had
a Credit Card and an Internet Connection" award. Just
fill out any name such as Santa Claus and any
number of years of service for example, 4,000 and
Grin and Barett
that "beautiful and permanent re-
membrance of achievement" will
be on its way to the North Pole in
no time flat.
You might think I'm making a
big deal out of nothing and that
I'm dumping on a whole orga-
nization of kids who never hurt
anybody. But this organization
is harmful. Whenever you honor
someone who has not actually ex-
celled, you cheapen the accomplishments of others.
Excellence, like leadership, is a widely misunderstood
and grossly overused word in today's world. It doesn't
mean doing your best or making your parents proud.
It's got nothing to do with your self-esteem. It literally
means "rising high out of" that is, doing better than
If a lot of people can do something as well as you can,
you are not excellent at it. Some people who read this
might get mad at me for minimizing the accomplish-
ments of the members of the society.
But most of the members, like myself, ended their in-
volvement with Golden Key when they walked out of the
induction ceremony if they even went.
Groucho Marx said, "I don't want to join any club that
will accept me as a member." To the minority of the UF
Golden Key chapter and chapters worldwide who
actually attend meetings, volunteer and raise money
for charity, I say: Revoke the memberships of students
like me who join and do nothing. Make membership in
Golden Key meaningful.
Then, you'll get the society you deserve.
Patrick Barrett is a junior majoring in Russian. His column
appears on Mondays.
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Organic farming safe and more efficient
As a horticultural science major here
at UF, I felt obligated to respond to Logan
Pyle's Friday letter.
First, his claim that harmful bacteria in
manure can make organic agriculture unsafe
for consumers is simply wrong.
According to the National Organic
Program standards (the rules farmers must
follow to be certified organic), manure can
either be composted or spread on fields 180
days before harvest. There is a zero percent
chance of human pathogens surviving either
I Even more frustrating is the claim that
organic agriculture is wasteful or inefficient.
In response, I point to one man's lifelong
research. John Jeavons, a pioneer in organic
agriculture, has nearly perfected the French
Intensive method of production.
The results speak for themselves: Yields
are consistently six times higher than those
from conventional farms. They are produced
with simple hand tools and use no off-the-
My suggestion to Mr. Pyle is to learn
a thing or two about organic agricultural
methods before jumping to conclusions.
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Badly planned event frustrates students
I would like to express- my extreme
displeasure with the chairman and staff of
After spending a great amount of money
advertising Mo Rocca's appearance, they
only had enough seating for about 1,200
people in the Reitz Union Grand Ballroom.
The Facebook.com event alone, which
Chairman Andrew Brown personally cre-
ated, had more people listed as planning on
Now, while it may be a clever idea to in-
vite more people to attend than the ballroom
can allow, I am irritated with the University
Police Department and .its handling of the
When maximum occupancy was reached,
a police officer told everyone to just leave.
He was very insistent that we had to leave
the area but did not seem to have a problem
with people running to the door and squeez-
ing in while the doors were still open.
Finally, they told the remaining crowd
in the Reitz Union to exit the building be-
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During Rush Week, chapters celebrate start, donate
Some save food for city's hungry
By JASON SILVER was geared to fulfill the sorority's national
Alligator Contributing Writer standards.
"The events of this week go along with
Spring recruitment kept some UF Greek our sorority's national initiatives, and we
chapters busy last week, but it didn't stop pride ourselves on service," Hudson said.
other chapters from throwing weeklong fes- With the addition of the field day and
tivities and' giving,to the poor. the forum, this year's festivities were bigger
The Delta Sigma Theta Sorority honored than before, she said.
its founding and charter by creating a week "This year, the week had more events,
of events that included a workout session, a more free stuff, a free chiropractor and field
forum on race in society and a field day that day that all councils were represented in,"
was open to. organizations from all across Hudson said.
campus. Cater 2 U, one of the more popular events,
Renee Hudson, first vice president of was held Wednesday to recognize the con-
Delta Sigma Theta, said the week of events tributions men make to UF's campus.
"People overlook the gentlemen a lot,"
Hudson said. "We wanted to show our ap-
preciation for everything they do."
The event, which included free food,
massages and haircuts, was open to all men
Greek Also recognized this week
Speak were the Greek chapters' contri-
butions to help feed Gainesville's
Gainesville Harvest, a nonprofit orga-
nization founded to help eliminate food
waste, has been receiving donations of
leftover food from Greek houses on campus
Frances M. Leslie, the executive director
of Gainesville Harvest, said the contribu-
tions of the Greek community make a differ-
ence in the lives of the poor.
"When they donate the food they were
going to throw away, it makes a huge impact
on the lives of these people," Leslie said.
Without the help of the fraternities and
sororities that donate to Gainesville Harvest,
Leslie said there wouldn't be enough food
"When the chapters donate, it means the
difference between feeding a few and feed-
ing many," she said.
Leslie said that 19 fraternities and 11 so-
rorities have recently donated leftover food
to Gainesville Harvest.
Editor's note: Jason is a UFjunior and a
member of Tau Epsilon Phi Fraternity.
Swingers dip, twirl on dance floor at Rion Ballroom
* STUDENTS LEARN FROM
By AMANDA McKENZIE
Alligator Contributing Writer
There were a variety of cos-
tumes at the Student Honors
Organization's seventh annual
Swing Dance on Saturday, includ-
ing flappers skirts, fedoras and
dancing shoes. But the costumes
that stood out wdre the pirate, gyp-
sy, wench and maiden outfits worn
by the swing-dance instructors.
Mika Turim-Nygren, vice presi-
dent of the UF Swing Dance Club,
said swing dance members went
to the Hoggetowne Medieval Faire
before the dance and didn't have
time to change.
"People usually get pretty
dressed up for swing dancing,"
Turim-Nygren said. "Girls usually
wear nice swirly skirts with shorts
underneath and guys wear suits."
About 100 students danced the
night away in the Rion Ballroom.
"Its a really fun atmosphere,"
said sophomore Charielle
Strammer. "I went last year and
had so much fun that Ihad to come
The event, which the organiza-
tion funded at the cost of $450, be-
gan with two instructors teaching
the students some basic dances and
moves like the East Coast style, the
sweetheart, tuck turns, and inside
and outside turns.
"I always wanted to learn to
swing dance, and when-I found
out one of my friends was doing it,
I knew I had to try it," said junior
Tracy Shields, a geology major.
Not only does a swing dance of-
fer a chance for people
SOn to mix and mingle, but
i it is a way for people
"I read in a fitness magazine that
you can bur 390 calories per hour,
which is great if you have a partner
and you don't want to run or jog,"
said sophomore Erin McCarthy.
Bill Byars, 53, and M.J. Linn, 48,
have been swing. dancing for five
Byars, a decision and informa-
tion sciences major, joined the UF
Swing Dance Club when he went
back to school. They are now en-
gaged and love finding time to
Although there were many cou-
ples on the dance floor, the women
outnumbered the men.
"It's surprising that more guys
don't dance," said sophomore
Andrew Hix. "The women are so
beautiful. Girls are encouraged
to dance, but guys make fun of
guys for dancing. I guess it's not
considered masculine,, which is
ironic since the man is the one that
Jeremiah Wilson / Alligator Staff
Dancers dip their partners inside the Rion Ballroom on Saturday night during the seventh annual Swing
Dance sponsored-by the Student Honors Organization and the Florida Swing Dancing Club.
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Hip-hop workshop led by pros
STUDENTS WERE TAUGHT
By MAURI MOHLER
Alligator Contributing Writer
Students let loose Friday
night as they learned to hip-
hop dance with the pros.
The Cram Jam Hip Hop
Workshop, which was free
of charge and hosted by the
Extreme Dance Company,
took place in the O'Connell
Center dance studio.
Three siblings from
Orlando instructed the work-
shop. Narada Owens, 23,
Maddy Owens, 20, and Jesse
Owens, 18, taught students
three dance routines.
"Dancing runs in our
blood," Maddy said, adding
that their parents were both
dancers as well.
The siblings who are
traveling with their produc-
tion company, No Mojo
Entertainment also have
professional dancing experi-
Maddy has toured world-
wide with the singer Ashanti,
and Narada has choreo-
graphed for- the Orlando
Magic's dance team.
Besides dancing being fun,
Owens said she thinks it is
also a form of release.
"Dance will help relieve
stress and give you a mental
break," she said.
Kristin Drapcho, a junior
majoring in tourism, recre-
ation and sport management,
participated in the workshop.
She said she loves to dance
and wouldn't pass up an op-
portunity, especially a free
one, to dance under guest
"Dance will help relieve
stress and give you a
Extreme Dance Company
"I think it's very good that
these young students come
and teach without charging,"
said Stephen Brown, a fourth-
year engineering student who
also went to the workshop.
The. Extreme Dance
Company is open to UF stu-
dents. According to its Web
site, the dance company has
classes for all dance levels.
On April 13 and 14,
Extreme Dance Company
will perform its yearly show,
Femme Fatale, at Lincoln
Mauri Mohler/ Alligator
Kristin Drapcho dances at the Cram Jam Hip Hop Workshop at
the O'Connell Center dance studio on Friday night.
Closing speeds up University Corners project
STARBUCKS, from page 1
to campus for six months, a stop was on
her agenda almost every day.
"They took my picture and put it on the
wall with all the employees," Levy said.
When the Starbucks opened in Library
West, Levy said she started going there
out of convenience. But the self-described
"Starbucks junkie" prefers to drink her Iced
Venti Caramel Macchiato in the soon-cosing
location, she said.
"The drinks are similar, but the Starbucks
at the library tends to be more crowded, have
longer lines, longer waits and the coffee is
never as good as the other one because they
don't have to work so quickly," Levy said.
Replacing the store will be a $187 million
project that includes tax reimbursements
worth millions of dollars over 20 years. The
incentive was approved by the Community
Redevelopment Agency, which is directed by
the City Commission.
The building will cover three blocks with
retail stores, condo hotel units, condomini-
S urns, restaurants, sporting
shops, retail outlets and
S cery store," Darabi said.
t WK Mayor Pegeen Hanrahan
voted against the tax re-
S imbursements because
Hanrahan "ultimately the incentives
are too large," she supports
the redevelopment of the area.
"It's going to really spruce up that part of
town," Hanrahan said.
will curb ap-
ADMISSION, from page 1
of the Legislature's decision.
"They'll get their bill just
like everyone gets their bill,"
Fouke said. "Right now, nobody
knows what (the Legislature's)
going to do."
Out of the roughly 25,000
applicants, UF will admit about
10,000, Fouke said. Though she
expects about 6,600 to enroll,
that isn't a guaranteed number.
Fouke said the number of
students who choose UF over
other schools has been increas-
ing for the past five years, but
UF cials did
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when drawing up the program.
Fouke doesn't think the ex-
tra charge will deter students
from choosing UF over other
"Gosh, no," she said. "I
mean, we have 25,000 appli-
cants. That's a lot of students
who want to come here."
Amy Dohrer, a high school
senior from Vero Beach, said
she still plans to attend UF de-
spite the proposed charge.
However, Dohrer said she
thought it was unfair of UF not
to inform students about the
"I just feel uninformed," she
said. "(UF) should be straight-
forward about it, and I don't
know why they're not. I mean,
I think it's a good idea, but I
think we should be informed."
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The chapter's suspension is lifted
Pike case timeline
PIKE, from page 1
council and cited them for serving alcohol to
minors and contributing to the delinquency
of a child.
However, GPD officers said there was no
indication of sexual assault.
Pike Acting President Patrick Duffey,
a psychology junior, said Pike's attorney
told him the toxicology reports came back
negative. Toxicology officials could not be
reached Sunday. However, the fraternity
may not be safe from discipline just yet.
UF spokesman Steve Orlando said the
State Attorney's Office's deferment does not
necessarily mean the fraternity will avoid
punishment, adding that UF's investiga-
tion is independent of the attorney's office's
"(Our investigation) will move forward
just as it would have otherwise," he said.
"Everything is still on the table, including
expulsion from the campus."
After university officials learned of the
allegations in October, the fraternity was
suspended from holding social events.
"The interim suspension was crippling,"
Duffey said. "Not being allowed to meet,
not being allowed to socialize, not being
allowed to function as a chapter was a very,
very severe punishment. Certainly, I think
the brothers as a whole found that demoral-
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LUXURY ACROSS FROM UF
Reserving for Fall
2/2 W/D, Alarm
D/W, Pets Ok
Open Weekends 371-7777
Sign a lease, Win a PS3!
Luxury 1, 2, and 3s!
24-Hr Gym*Furn Avail
Leasing Now and Fall! 335-4455
*NOW LEASING FOR FALL*
1BR $639, 2BR $739, 3BR $929
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
***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
S 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!
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.coin
Furnished apartments close to UF
Individual bedroom leases
BUY IT. E: 4 IT. FIND IT. ra
MONDAY, JANUARY 29, 2007
**WALK TO UF**
Huge 2BR/1 BA apt. $600/mo
**CUTE COTTAGE 0 CLOSE TO UF**
2BR/1BA, quiet, secluded, upscale 0 900
sq ft W/D, covered patio $700/mo e No
pets 0 1607 1/2 NW 12th Rd 0Available Jan
'07 Phone 352-466-4171 2-5-20-2
Photos, Virtual Tours, Specials
******* *** *********************
3BR/2BA Triplex-1 block from campus.
Major reduction in rent
to lease up immediately
Looking Glass Apartments
111 NW 16th St. Office 376-1111
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.
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
(DOB 08/06/82); 5'05",
150 ibs, Black Hair,
A Felony Violation of
Probation Warrant for
Conspiracy to Commit
Robbery and Driving While
License Suspended or
Call (352) 372-STOP
MONDAY, JANUARY 29, 2007 U ALLIGATOR, 13
S For Rent
2 miles SW of Vet School & Shands at 3320
SW 23rd St. 1BR apt w/private courtyard
w/large oaks, quiet prof complex. Pets ar-
ranged. Rent starting at $435/mo. Call 352-
377-2150 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 UFI 2/2.5, 2-story condo
in popular community w/pool/fym
Unit is 1 year new. Move-in ready.\
Furnished Optn; FULLY NEGOTIABLE
352-281-1437; 352-692-1104 2-7-12-2
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 2-2-15-2
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 2-2-15-2
2BR/1.5BA Bellamy Forge, clean, new
kitchen & baths, W/D, pool, tennis, ceiling
speakers, water & pest control inc. & more.
No pets, smoke free. $850/mo 352-495-
SHANDS AREA, 2BR/1.5BA townhouse
First, last, sec. Good rent history only.
386-328-6229 leave message. 1-29-10-2
1 bedroom washer/dryer
central heat/air 1 block from
2 bedroom downtown $475
Gore-Rabell Realty 378-1387
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**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
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 room in NW home Great neighbor-
hood. $400/MO includes utils, DSL, DVR,
no pets. Prefer mature, responsible non-
smoker. Avail now. Flexible. Call Scott 335-
GREAT LOCATION 2BR/1BA w/large yard.
Quiet area. Near Duckpond. $600/MO
Jeffrey 246-5801 2-1-10-2
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 BR/3BA House Fireplace Newly
Renovated Kitchen Available Aug 1st, 2007
Manny @ 352-317-4408
*Walk to UF *
2BR/1 BA Wood floors Washer & Dryer *
Dishwasher 2 parking permits on premises *
AvailAug 07 Manny @ 352-317-4408
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8 1 unfurnished
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
EXCLUSIVE DOWNTOWN APARTMENTS!
BRAND NEW LUXURY NOW LEASING!
Wood Firs*Stainless Steel Appliances*W/D
Designer Studios*1 BRs*3 BR Townhouses
BE THE ENVY OF ALL YOUR FRIENDS!
GOING FAST-SIGN TODAY! 338-0002
HOUSES! 1 to 4BRs $450 $1500, all close
to UF & on bus routes, WiD hookups,
hardwood, central AC, porches, pets OK,
see photos @ rentalworkshop.com 870-
0904, 318-4553 1-31-6-2
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.
AVAILABLE NOW Spacious 1BR/1BA just
minutes away from campus, free water &
sewer, huge closet space. 6 mo lease or
longer if you choose to stay. $659/mo. Call
We're Speciall Call to find out why!
2BR, 3BR or 4BR. Move in today & save $$!
376-2507 or www.bivenscove.com
GET THE REST OF JANUARY FREE
and $200 off February rent!
Must sign lease before the end of January.
Ventura Apts, 1902 SW 42nd Way
Across from ShandslUF
Summit House Condos
Now Accepting Aplications for fall occupancy.
1 & 2 Brs w/two pools and smart card laundry
system! Call Today! or stop by our leasing
office 1700 SW 16th Court Unit A-1 Union
Properties 376-9665 3-8-30-2
WALK TO SFCC!
3BR/2BA new duplex home, 1200 sq ft.
Ceramic tile throughout, vaulted ceilings,
pets ok. $900/mo. 331-6919 2-2-6-2
Avail Aug 1st 4BR/2BA nice large house.
Fenced yard, wash/dry, game room. 2100
NW 8th Ct. Call 339-2342 for directions.
Other house available for Aug 1st. $1375/
$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. Dartram Woods. Call 561-
GREAT NW HOUSE 3BR 1BA, large
Screened 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 1.5BA
House, living & family rooms, w/d hookups,
$850/rent, avail 3/1, 2102 NE 8th Street
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
HOUSE FOR RENT
As close to campus as you can get. 4 bed, 2
bath with lots of parking. Fall and/or Summer
'07 $1950/mo. 325 SW 12 St. 352-665-0511
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
a |l Subleases
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 email email@example.com
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-
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
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-
1 BR/1 BA sublet avail mid Feb-May
$729/MO can extend new carpet/app
Pool. Arlington Square. 617-905-0340
AVAILABLE NOWI Luxurious & spacious
room in 3/3 apt Fully fum, internet, close
to campus. Wonderful roommates. Hidden
Lake Apt Complex. Female roommate need.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. 2-2-10-3
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 incl 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 1BR/1 BA in 3BR/2BA
Sweet Home off NW 18th & Univ. Located
behind Midtown walking distance to UF.
$435/mo + utilities. Dog Lover. Call Holly
CAMPUS CLUB SUBLEASE
Female roommate wanted in a 3/2 apt. Jan
-Aug $425/mo neg. Fully furnished, utils incl.
Call 305-479-5975. Available now. 1-31-5-3
Spacious 1BR/BA at Campus Lodge, all
utilities included and fully furnished. Female
only. $509/rno total. Contact 352-870-7022
SUBLEASE ASAP AT CAMPUS LODGE
Fully furnished. Great atmosphere. Own
private bedroom/bath. $529/mo TOTAL.
Contact 561-762-5293 1-31-5-3
LARGE DUCKPOND STUDIO APT
High ceilings, wood floors. $500/mo. Female
preferred. Avail 2/1 for 6 or 18 mo. lease. Call
Jen 352-514-8084 email@example.com
SUBLEASE AVAILABLE ASAP
Picadilly Apts. 1 bedroom $550/mo. Call
Anastasia 352-870-4707 2-1-5-3
Sublease ASAP at Campus Lodge
Contact 305-898-6651 2-23-20-3
Immediate rooms available in beautiful 4/3.
House has wood floors, fireplace, French
doors. Rent $400/month includes everything.
Call 561-389-8017 1-31-3-3
1 BR/1BA w/patio avail May to Aug $589/mo
neg. Behind the Swamp 1624 NW 4th Ave.
Walk to campus! Contact Lee 305-803-8515
or Lud@ufl.edu 2-9-10-3
Roommate Matching HERE
Oxford Manor 377-2777
The Landings 336-3838
The Laurels 335-4455
Hidden Lake 374-3866
Female roommate for one/two female UF
students. Quiet. Responsible. 60 second
walk to UF. Old house charm with all ameni-
ties: Avail Now. $400 up. 352-538-2181.Lv
message. Private Owner 4-25-72-4
FEMALE ROOMMATES NEEDED
S(2) for 4/2.5 new townhouse, 10 min from
UF by car or bus, all.included $425 954-557-
MOVE IN NOW!!! Female roommate for fur-
nished 4BR/4BA. $4b9/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 & intemet, 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 e-mail
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
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
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
Non-smooking female professional or grad
in luxury 3BR/2.5BA home, pool, close to UF
& SFCC. $395/mo + utils. 376-5970 or 258-
Need female to shark 2BR/1 BA apt. $275/mo
+ 1/2 util. Sun Bay Apts. Call 256-6389 1-
2 NS female ROOMMATES for ne 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
ROOM FOR RENT
$325/MO INCLALL UTILS
Large yard; quiet neighborhood. Call Mike
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Available from Commercial News Providers"
14, ALLIGATOR N MONDAY, JANUARY 29, 2007
Male roommate needed to share furnish
house w/young prof. 15 min drive fro
campus, close to bus. Free washer/drye
pvt bdrm7v/bthrm. pets ok, Ig fenced yd, lo
of trees, pond, wood deck, hottub, $400/m
+ dep (1 mo) + 1/2 util (Directv, phone, win
less, elec) Ken 954-817-8066 2-6-10-4
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 3BR
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 unfurn,
clean, NS, no pets, w/pool & gym. Vaulted
ceilings, balcony, clean quiet roommates.
$435 + utils, short/long term. 359-4467 1-
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.
W/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
1BR in 3BR/2.5BA TH in Huntington Lakes
apt. 5 mins to SFCC & 1-75. Gated comm.
Rent $350 + 1/4 utilities. Female only. No
pets. 352-377-0172 2-7-10-4
Clean responsible roommate needed May
- May for 1BR/1BA in a spacious 2BR/2BA.
Bellamy Grand. NS, no pets. Walk-in closet
& balcony. Gated comm w/pool & gym.
$440/mo + 1/2 utils. 954-559-7022, Iv msg.
Quiet Students Preferred; bus/bike ride to
campus; $450 incl utilities, phones, internet,
cable; W/D; 239-216-3557 2-1-5-4
Master BR avail in huge home. 2 profs need
mature 3rd. Digital, wireless, W/D, yard serve,
2 bus rts, quiet area. SW Gville. Avail Mar -
July. $450 + utils. firstname.lastname@example.org 2-8-10-4
Male needed for 2BR/1.5BA condo.
Furnished, near UF $400/mo + $200 deposit.
No lease. Includes all utilities, cable & inter-
net. Non-smoker preferred. Call Frank 378-
0027 & leave a message. 2-1-5-4
Room for rent in a 2BR/1BA apt SW 16th
Ave. $280/mo + utils. Available immediately.
Call 407-922-0029 2-1-5-4
1 room unfurn in 2/1 NW home. Pet ok, nice
yard, good neighborhood.. Non-smoiker only.
$460 + util. Call cell 917-447-1089 2-8-5-4
Roommate wanted for 4/2.5 home in NW. 1.5
mi from LU $450/mo includes utilities, cable
TV, internet & W/D. N/S & no pets. Call 284-
1BR in 2BR/2BA QUIET/CLEAN
NW fully furnished condo. 15 min to UF,
wireless, pool. $375 + util. perfect for grad
students. Call Miguel 514-6616 2-1-5-4
Female roommates 4/4 Univ Terr apt. $400/
mo. (everything included!) W/D, 2 freq UF
bus routes (12 & 35) a 15-second walk from
the front door! Please call 352-318-3014 2-
) m Roommates
d Roommate needed for 3/3 twnhse in gated
m comm. Lg BR w/pvt BA & walk-in closet. New
r, appliances, carpet & paint. All amenities &
ts utils incl. 24hr gym, pool, Bball, HS internet,
to cable w/HBO/SHO $550 954-483-4597 2-
One male roommate needed for 3BR/2BA
house 5 miles from campus $290/mo.
Contact Ryan 941-586-9992 1-29-1-4
Female roommate wanted for 3BR/2BA
house in quiet area with 2 prof. students. W/
D, garage, big yard, big kitchen. $350 + util.
call Heather 561-512-3643. 2-2-5-4
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CONDOS & HOUSES FOR SALE
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NEWLY RENOVATED 1 & 2 BR units start-
ing at $99,900 (as is at $86,900). Steps
from Shands, VA, Dental & more. $3,000
Closing Cost Credit w/Preferred Lenders.
Contact Tom Bellucci 352-538-6498 or Steve
Clark 352-328-831 at Coldwell Banker M.M.
Parrish Realtors 352-372-5375 for more in-
Magnolia Place: A peaceful, sophisticated
lifestyle. 1,2 & 3 bedroom luxury townhomes.
Within a gated community in the heart of NW
Gainesville. Bordered by wild wetlands and
nature preserve. Variety of floor plans & sizes
available priced from $159,700 to the low
$200,000's. Seller pays $12,000 in Closing
Costs, Upgrades and Bonuses! Contact
Coldwell Banker M.M. Parrish Realtors at
352-372-5375 or at onsite sales office 352-
377-4977. Note: Promotion does expire,
contact onsite office for info 1-31-112-5
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Enjoy your own private patio in a Completely
Renovated 1, 2, or 3 bedroom Cazabella
condo across 34th St from UF campus. Walk,
bike or bus to any part of campus within min-
utes. Prices starting in the low $100,000's.
For more info visit www.Cazabella.com
or contact Coldwell Banker M.M. Parrish
Realtors (352-373-3583), Becky Cato (352-
665-0562) or Cindy Birk (352-871-2475).
Pre-Construction Pricing next to campus!
Oxford Terrace II Walk to UF from a brand
new condo! 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,
tile/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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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 1.mile from UF!
Awesome 3BR/2BA house
Comply renovated, sep liv/fam rm
Reduced to sell at $219 60
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
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
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 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
University Terrace West 4BR/4BA condo.
Ground floor, fully furnished. $187,000. W/D,
pool, on bus route, 3800 SW 20th Ave. Near
Butler Plaza. Call Steve @ 352-586-6468
COUNTRYSIDE CONDO FOR SALE
$179,900. 4BR/4BA, tiled living area, &
kitchen. Clean & well maintained. Call Cesar
352-870-8459. Owner/Licensed Realtor.
ERATrend Realty. 2-7-10-5
2/2 off Archer between campus & 34th St.
Just $129,900! Fully furnished with washer/
dryer & all appliances. Eric Leightman Action
Realty 352-219-2879 4-25-60-5
Block home with 6 rooms, 2 baths, high ceil-
ings, wood floors with a total of 3758 sq ft on
large lot. $195,900. Alex Berrios 514-7967.
Bosshardt Realty Services, Inc. 2-2-6-5
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-
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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 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 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 *King
sets $99 *from estate sale. 376-0939/378-
6005 Call-A-Mattress 4370 SW 20th Ave.
BEDS FUTONS FURNITURE
Quality furniture at reasonable prices.
Morrells Furniture Outlet,
140 NW 6th St. 352-378-3400
Shop ONLINE atwww.morrellsfurniture.com
Color TV 19" $40 0 La-Z-Boy recliner $40 *
full size bed $50 large dresser, solid wood
$75 old wood stove (ornamental) $60 0
gas weed-eater $40 0 old magazines Aero
Digest 1945-1953 over 50 $95 1 335-5326
Lavender re-upholstered w/black vinyl + 2
barstools + 2 black, armed high chairs. BEST
OFFER. 376-9725 1-29-3-6
2 Stieffel table lamps, brass; 2 large table
lamps, pink stone; 2 blue swivel rockers;
1 lithograph, Cuban; 1 lithograph, Arizona
scene; prices are negotiable. 376-6998,
DOUBLE BED & DESK
bed w/box spring set,& night stand. Flat
wood/glass desk, only used 3 sem. 1 owner,
great condition. Bed $175. Desk $75 OBO
CASH PAID For Laptops
Power Supplies & Drives.
Joel www.pcrecycle.biz 4-25-72-7
-A+ Gompuer Geeh
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.
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*9 1 Computers
- Computer/laptop repair
- Virus, spyware, hardware
- Fix it for $44
-Home/dorm 352-219-2980 4-25-72-7
COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS
SWe 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 5-15-73-7
PSP Play Station Portable includes 9
games, barely used, screen protector, hand
strap & protective case, memory stick &
adaptor for online use & two limited edition
game holders $350 PBP. Call 376-3737 2-
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)
Private, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF.
Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-538-
2181. Can leave mssg. 4-25-72-10
Books by Bob Brackin
Visit my website
UF SURPLUS EQUIPMENT AUCTIONS
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
55 GALLON AQUARIUM, sump, stand,
many, many extras $475.
Hood,'lighting for corals $350.
Call for more details 352-215-0056 2-2-5-10
W 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 Servicell
000***** CASH PAID 00000**0
For MOTORCYCLES OR SCOOTERS
Newer or Older 0 Running or Not
Fast & Convenient Free Pick Up
Call today 352-441-0442
1996 YAMAHA SECA II 600cc
Red sport bike. Runs well. $2150. Contact
April at email@example.com or 352-586-
'05 Yamaha Zuma Scooter
Excellent Condition. Practically Brand New.
Asking $1700 OBO. 352-745-2409 2-8-
YAMAHA 04 VSTAR 650cc
Blue saddle bags sissybar2500 miles garage
kept perfect. Shands commuter $4000. Dave
378-9624 Email: Welchdsl@bellsouth.net
*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*SellOTrade
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!
00* FREE 0 FREE 0 FREE* FREES**
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 0 Chevys 0 Jeeps and more!
$0 Down, 36 Months @ 8.5% apr.
For listings call 800-366-9813 ext 9765
2000 ACURA INTEGRA
60k mi service done. $9250. Call 352-262-
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
1989 ACURA LEGEND LS 4dr sedan, silver,
auto, great condition, 116k, ac, single family
owned, service records, $1900. Call 335-
0281 eve or leave message. 1-31-5-12
THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY
NEEDS VOLUNTEER DRIVERS
Transport patients to/from treatments
Must have valid driver's license,
safe driving record & attend training session.
Call 352-376-6866 ext 114 for more info.
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 $$$ or Trade *
OZZIE'S FINE JEWELRY 373-9243. 8-15-
ASSISTANCE FOR BLIND LADY living in
the Tower Rd area. Need volunteer compan-
ions for EVENING WALKS and SATURDAY
MORNING TRIPS TO ANGEL GARDENS.
Prefer females. Please call 352-219-6948
UF GRAD PAYS MORE
for gold jewelry, scrap gold, Rolex, dia-
monds, guitars, etc. Top $$$. Get my offer
before you sell! Call Jim 376-8090 or 222-
Buying jewelry, gold, diamonds etc.
Top dollar paid. 727-560-6081
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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for details. 4-25-72-14
Animal Care Tech looking for hard working
person to work w/ reptiles & rodents. Will
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between 9-4 M-F. 4-25-72-14
CNA CLASS: $250! learn @. your own
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Phone survey interviewers wanted. Start
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only! Flexible Schedule! Perceptive Market
Research 336-6760 ex 4081 Call now! 4-
Students in Accounting, Aviation, Business/
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Flexible schedules and competitive pay. Join
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For gently used brand name
Clothing/accessories & furniture
$Cash on the Spot$ SANDY'S No appt
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W I Help Wanted
$250 A DAY POTENTIAL
No experience necessary, training provided.
800-965-6520 ext 138 4-25-72-14
Needed for evaluations of
Local Stores, Restaurants and Theaters
Flexible Hours, Training Provided
Call 1-800-585-9024 ext 6254
$10 15/Hour DRIVERS
$6.40 $7.40/Hour INSIDERS
Apply online at www.gatordominos.com
Or at any of the 6 locations. 4-25-72-14
$100 EACH NIGHT Guaranteed
13th St. or University Ave Domino's now hir-
ing 10 drivers. Closing drivers earn $100 to
$125 each night. Apply@ 3311 W.University.
377-4992. or 2106 SW 13th St. 373-2337
GREAT PAY FOR THOSE WHO STAY! Park
Place Car Wash is looking for hard workers
for all positions. Cashiers (fullday availability)
& line workers (AM 8:30-1 & PM 12-6 shifts
avail) 15-40hrs-your choice. Great work envi-
ronment. Apply in person. 7404 NW4th Blvd.
Across from Home Depot. No calls please
POLITICAL CALL CENTER
Phone reps needed ASAP for Political
Campaigns. Base hourly rate + bonus.
371-5888 ext. 111 or4112 NW 22nd Dr. 4-
EARN $60 THIS WEEK!
Donate Plasma & Save a Life
Best part-time job you'll ever have
Bring this Ad and Earn an
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DCI Biologicals 150 NW6th St
00* SOCCER COACHES***O -
needed for GSA rec and camp youth teams.
Experience required. License preferred for
comp. For info:
firstname.lastname@example.org or 379-5979
PIZZA HUT-Now Hiring
DRIVERS & COOKS, Part time/Full time.
5004 NW 34th St. 352-373-7733 1-31-
Leasing Consultant, PT
Sales & customer service exp.
*Get Paid & Have Fun *Flexible Hours &
Competitive $ *Sales Experience Required
OeBay Experience a plus *Resume To
Pirvate dance co. Great for students. Great
pay, fast cash & flexible hours. Call to start
today! 378-3312 1-31-34-14
$10-12/HR + BONUS
Mortgage lender has immediate openings for
college students for telephone sales posi-
tions. No exp required. Flex hours. Apply in
person between 3 & 6pm, Mon-Fri 1900 SW
34th St. Ste 206 (2nd fir above credit union)
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
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University of Florida
Survey Research Center
408 W University Ave. suite 106
Apply Mon-Fri 9am-9pm
$7.50/hr + BONUS + Paid Training
$8.00 SpanishlEnglish bilingual speakers
Telephone Interviewing NO SALES
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
AUDIT. Apply in person The Paramount
Plaza 2900 SW 13th St. 240-0159 1-31-
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 rn tre UF Psychology Bldg, call 392-
0601 <297. visit www.psych.ufl.edu/-locey/
smokers.mht for more info. 4-25-70-14
NANNY JOBS six jobs in Gvl NOW.
Full time $$ Part time $$ Afternoons.
Noah's Ark Nanny Agency resume.
pix, class schedule; firstname.lastname@example.org
Potential earnings $14-$20/hr! Make your
own schedule. Fun environment, great op-
portunity. For info contact Jason 379-3663.
We need to start 25 ppl IMMED.
Great Pay, Cut Sales/Svc, Conds Apply
All Ages 17+, Call Now 372-6697
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 foraise 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
$8 an hour to start
Apply onlih at RGISINV.COM
Or by phone at 352-861-7004 1-29-10-14
TCBY Hiring Friendly People.
Apply at Newberry Crossing, Thornebrook,
or Archer Road. 1-31-12-14
Seeking a responsible individual who is orga-
nized,-detailed oriented and reliable. Stable
and constant schedule, Great job for the seri-
ous student. Able to work 20 hrs/wk. Prepare
documents for scanning. Scan documents
using scanner/pc software. Audit scanned
documents. Able to pick up 20 Ib box.
Submit resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Background check required. EOE/DFWP 2-
Paid survey takers needed in Gainesville.
100% FREE to join. Cllick on Surveys. 4-'
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
Eam cash to pay off those holiday bills.
FREE gift cards! 2-14-20-14
Bright, enthusiastic, industrious workers
wanted for toy/gift store. FT/PT. Must be
able to work weekends, breaks and holidays.
Stop by for an application @ 1510 NW 13th
Fire Sprinklers Save Lives!
Fitters Install Fire Sprinkler Pipes Must be
dependable, work at heights 6 FT +, willing to
learn. Excellent Benefit Packaage! Excellent
pay! Full Time days. 1-866-411-9237
5 STAR PIZZA
Now hiring all positions. Apply in person 600
NW75th St. 1-31-10-14
SUBWAY OAKS MALL
Happy, energetic, fast, reliable, honest
people. No hot greasy fries. No grease traps.
Call 305-773-3592 2-14-20-14
EXPERIENCED TIRE TECHNICIAN
PASSENGER AND LIGHT TRUCK
APPLY IN PERSON. TIRE OUTLET INC.
1320 NORTH MAIN STREET 2-1-10-14
400+ Counselor/Instructor Jobs!
3 Coed Summer Camps in PA.
Travel Paid. Top Salary.
Cool Nights & Warm Days!
Seeking motivated dependable
LPNs, CNAs, HHAs also seeking office man-
ager with staffing and medical experience.
National Call Center is looking for customer
service representatives all shifts available
30.cwpm, great people skills. Must apply
within 1830 NE 2nd St hours of 9am 4pm.
FLOWER SHOP HELPERS
Needed. Seasonal. apply in person 635 NW
13th St. Suite C. 2-2-10-14
LA FIESTA MEXICAN RESTAURANT
Hiring hostesses, wait staff, PT/FT cooks,
dishwashers, all positions open. By Oaks
Mall. No phone calls. Apply in person 7038
NW 10th Place between 2 & 5pm everyday.
Dependable non-smoking female babysitter
3 days/wk (Mon, Tues, Wed or Thurs) at
least thru May 24th. Reliable trans to pick up
3 boys from school and keep in my Newberry
home. Hours 12:30-5:30. 258-9216 Iv mssg
PT YARDWORK, $9/HR
Experience w/equipment preferred.
Call Sebastian @ 352-591-3000 2-5-10-14
to teach ages 4-12 fun science
PT, 4-15h/wk, $9/hr, flex 12-5pm, depend-
able a must. 333-0108 apply online
Graphic Artist Needed
Knowledge of Adobe a must!
Reliable & Creative
Contact Kaycee at 332-0555
fax resume to 379-8225 2-5-10-14
Manager Trainee for Funworks
management & marketing skills needed
dependable & able to work flexible hours
part-time evenings & weekends
Contact Dave 332-0555 2-5-10-14
Research assistants needed for finalization
of revolutionary contract bridge bidding sys-
tem. The First Bridge University (TFBU.com)
is the 501 (C) 3 not-for-profit organization,
sponsoring the research.
Stipends and travel expenses are part of
compensation for qualifying applicants.
Must be mathematically inclined and have
very strong declarer play abilities.
For further information and to set up inter-
view, call Rick. Strattan at 386-454-0887 ext.
22. Ask for TFBU Division 2-6-10-14
OFFICE HELP PT 15hrs/wk; $6.75/hr. Flex
around class period. No exp, but typing, in-
ternet & general computer knowledge neces-
sary. Indicate 1-class standing & 2-why you
need the job. Fax 375-4591 2-5-10-14
PROJECT MANAGER TRAINEE
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Sinclair rebounds to lead UF
HOOPS, from page 20
Donovan gave his bench extra playing time, in-
cluding point guard Brett Swanson, who scored 2
points and grabbed one rebound in 1 minute.
Donovan could be looking to his bench a little
more during the next couple games because one
of his starters is sick.
SAfter recovering from an upper respiratory
infection in November, Joakim Noah has caught
Donovan said Noah looked sluggish, slow and
weak before the Gators left for Auburn, so the for-
ward did not practice Thursday or Friday.
While he played 27 minutes against Auburn,
Noah, who averaged 12.8 points per game com-
ing into Saturday, only scored 8.
Donovan said he thought
the junior exhibited some of
the same symptoms during the
game that kept him from prac-
Basketball ticking, but he's hopeful Noah
will have a quick recovery.
"He fought through it,"
Donovan said. "I still think he's battling it, but
I don't think it is a situation like it was back in
GYM, from page 20
Her biggest thrill of the night
came on bars.
After. falling twice against
Alabama in the event, Sinclair stuck
her routine and received a 9.95 as
"You can't carry over your wor-
ries or be cautious about something
because you messed up last week,"
Sinclair said. "So, you have to let
it go and do what you know how
Sinclair was the only gymnast
to take home top individual honors
for the Gators.
Flu has Noah missing shots, practice
Horford wa~ mn-
ichild on the brds and
efficient as wek He shot
57 e dng h e ned 'u g
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still only shooq'g a paltry 57 percent from the
S line, this mener of the '04's is headed in e
I right director. .
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'80 percent field goals
Against Mississippi State,
Brewer was the man,
coring 20 points and got
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s game continues to expand like this, el be
mainstay on the Hot Shot's list.
WeeK 3 Stats: 15.5ppg, four rpg,
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Her bar score was .025 higher
than Georgia's Grace Taylor.
It was d6ja vu for Georgia's
Courtney Kupets, a bronze medal-
ist on the uneven
bars in the 2004
Olympics, as she
also placed third
S^ As for the
Steam results, the
Sinclair Gators were per-
plexed by the tie,
but they'll take it.
"We didn't lose," Sinclair said.
"That's the goal."
The Gators' next meet is Friday
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Late run ends
By BRIAN STEELE
Alligator Staff Writer
As they left the court,
Coach Carolyn Peck lightly
patted Marshae Dotson on the
That was all Pec
to console her forw
UF women's baske
lost its ninth stra
77-54 against No.
UF coach Carolyn Peck comforts forward Marshae
ter the Gators' 77-54 loss to Georgia on Sunday.
on Sunday at the O'Connell G
k could do Center. 79
rard as the It was UF's (6-16, 0-7
tball team Southeastern Conference) sa
eight game sixth consecutive home loss. in
14 Georgia However, while the Gators di
have grown accustomed
to getting blown out in the ch
SEC, this game was different. re
It seemed like UF might pull m
off the huge upset, m
Peck's squad even led 8-2
Then, in what's been an is- t
sue all season, the Gators fell t
S apart. They continue to strug-
gle to play a complete game of
40 minutes. UE
It was a 4-point Bulldogs r
lead, 49-45, with 12:32 left, but
about 5 minutes later, the lead
had ballooned to 14.
UF did not score a field U
goal in the last 6:48, and
Georgia finished the game on
a 28-9 run. se
S"For about 75 percent of the p
game, our team did a pretty
Good job," Peck said. "I was w
not pleased down the stretch ti
and turning the ball over. It's se
something we have to con- sc
tinue to work with and to be ut
more disciplined when fatigue cc
sets in." to
SDuring that clinching run, in
the Bulldogs nailed a barrage
of 3-pointers. o
Guard Ashley Houts and
forward Megan Darrah com- p
bined for seven of Georgia's cc
nine shots from beyond the w
What's even more demoral-
izing is that the Bulldogs shot h;
better from the 3-point line (45 o0
percent) than the Gators did in
the game (32.1 percent). lo
In the last two games
against Georgia and at South a
Carolina, UF was a combined ar
Alligator Staff 37 for 118 from the field, good sa
Dotson af- for a shade more than 31 per- et
The Gators lost to the
amecocks on Thursday in a
"We got open looks," Peck
id. "We work on shoot-
g every day. The shots just
don't fall today."
While Dotson led the
large with 20 points and six
bounds, she didn't receive
uch help from her team-
was not pleased down
he stretch and turning
he ball over. It's some-
hing we have to contin-
to work with and to be
nore disciplined when
fatigue sets in."
F women's basketball coach
Depree Bowden, who was
cond on the team with 12
points, was only 4 for 15.
"The second half I feel like
e might've gotten a little
red towards the end," said
nior guard Kim Dye, who
ored 6 points in 35 min-
;es. "It might've been a little
>mbination with frustration,
o. They kept pounding it
The shooting woes were
nly one issue.
In addition to shooting a
altry percentage, the Gators
)mmitted 23 turnovers,
which led to 32 Bulldogs
In the past two games, UF
as 13 assists versus 47 turn-
Peck does not feel that the
psided numbers correlate.
"Only having eight assists,
lot of our offense is geared
ound penetration," Peck
id. "Then when you pen-
rate, you don't get credit for
By PHIL KEGLER
The UF women's tennis team
faced its stiffest challenge during
the weekend, playing its second
and third matches in four days and
hosting a top-10 opponent.
Before edging No. 8 North
Carolina on Sunday, the No. 2
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Against the Tar
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up for grabs.
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The long-awaited rematch
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The Gators may not have played
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The No. 1 doubles team of
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lost a game in its first two doubles
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and Jenna Long (No. 16) 8-1 in only
The No. 2 team of Megan
Alexander and Diana Srebrovic
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Borsanyi and Lolita Frangulyan (9-
8 (3)) eeked out victories to give the
Gators the doubles point. 3
Nina Suvak came back to clinch
the match for the Gators in No. 6
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UF foils Auburn, wins 12th straight game
By JENNA MARINA
alligator Staff Writer
AUBURN, Ala:- With 25 sec-
onds remaining, Tigers fans began
jumping in anticipation.
After the pounding that the No.
1 UF men's basketball team inflicted
on Auburn, the remaining fraction
of the 11,700 in attendance could
have cared less about the game's
ending not when free T-shirts
were being shot into the stands.
In Coach Billy Donovan's 400th
career game Saturday evening, UF
(19-2, 6-0 Southeastern Conference)
dominated the host Tigers 91-66.
With a score like that, it's hard
for some of the Gators not to look at
the possibility of sizing their fingers
for another shiny ring.
"We've just been playing good
ball," said senior forward Chris
Richard, who poured in 8 points
and five rebounds off the bench.
"As long as we keep playing like
this, I think we can win another
Richard said the team is still
taking it one game at a time, but
after securing its 12th consecutive
victory, its apparent that the Gators
are on a roll.
After Auburn overthrew rival
No. 12 Alabama on Tuesday, the
arena Ilsated with Tigers fans
waiting to witness another upset
of a ranked opponent.
S However, when UF jumped out
to a 23-9 lead within the first 8 min-
utes, the heckling slowly ceased.
Forward Al Horford and guards
Taurean Green and Lee Humphrey
each poured in 17 points.
Horford only missed one shot,
a free throw, and added seven re-
By the end of the game, Beard-
Eaves-Memorial Coliseum seemed
more like the O'Connell Center, as
the only audible chant coming from
the crowd was "Its great to be a
"As long as we keep play-
ing like this, I think we
can win another national
"Florida, I think, is one of the
best teams I have seen in five years,"
Auburn coach Jeff Lebo said. "They
take everyone's best shots in tough
environments, and they still win.
They are doggone good."
The deciding factor proved to be
Humphrey and Green com-
bined to hit 7 of 9 threes, and the
Gators shot 9 for 14 overall from
Normally, that wouldn't have
been an issue for the Tigers, who
came in averaging 7.8 3-pointers
per game, but UF limited them to 1
of 13 from 3-point range.
"We gave up hard drives to the
basket," Donovan said. "We were
prepared to live with 2-point shots
rather than 3-point shots."
With such a lopsided score,
SEE HOOPS, PAGE 18
casey Lawson / Alligator
UF forward Chris Richard misses a dunk during the Gators' 91-66
victory at Auburn on Saturday. He scored 8 points off the bench.
No. 1 vs. No. 2 ends in draw with Bulldogs
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* THE GATORS CAME BACK AND
EVENED THE MEET IN ATHENS.
By RACHEL ROBINS
For now, neither team has bragging rights.
No. 1 UF (7-0-1, 1-0-1 Southeastern
Conference) tied No. 2 and defending na-
tional champion Georgia (6-0-1, 2-0-1 SEC)
on Saturday in front of a crowd of more than
Both teams scored a 197.25 in the dual meet.
It is the second tie in UF gymnastics history.
The first occurred in 1997 at Towson when
each squad scored a 194.575.
"I haye never been a part of a team that's
(21) LSU 54
had a tie," UF coach Rhonda Faehn said. "It's
just so mathematically difficult when you think
of every score, every routine, everything added
together within a quarter of tenths. A tie is
In collegiate gymnastics,
ties are only broken during
championships. All meets
feature six gymnasts-from
Gymnastics each team who compete in
a rotation with the lowest
If a tie occurred during a championship, the
lowest scores would be added to the total num-
ber to determine the winner.
This tie is a minor victory for the Gators, as
they came from behind for the second straight
The UF swimming and diving teams
defeated Tennessee and Florida Atlantic this
weekend. The UF track and field and the
Sante Fe baseball teams were also in action
during the weekend. For coverage, go online.
Last week, UF dominated on the floor exer-
cise to steal the win from Alabama:
Against Georgia, UF struggled on floor but
shined on uneven bars and balance beam the
final apparatus of the night.
"We had an impressive performance,"
Faehn said. "To be able to go into their arena
with over 10,000 fans and perform the way we
did it was phenomenal. Their newspapers
(on Sunday) said if it was on a neutral ground
or if it was not at their home that we would
Redshirt freshman Melanie Sinclair com-
peted in all-around for the first time since the
Super Six Challenge at the beginning of the
season, finishing second behind Georgia's Katie
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