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TUESDAY, JANUARY 30, 2007
Students vie to be Albert
* SIX PEOPLE TRIED OUT
FOR THE POSITION.
By JESSIE COLEMAN
David Rountree pretended
to be coy at first, timidly peek-
ing his large green snout out
from behind two fake trees
that he used as props.
As the music revved, he
followed along with the beat,
making six decisive swings
with his gigantic hips. Shake.
Shake, shake, shake. Shake,
As the music exploded,
Rountree's body wiggled
without shame, and he bran-
dished a blue sign in his furry
green fingers that read, "Jump
on it" in white and orange let-
Rountree, a political science
senior, said he moved the way
his mother taught him. But
this time, he was wearing a 15-
pound alligator suit.
He was one of six students
who jumped and jived in
the Albert the Alligator suit
Monday night during student
mascot auditions held in the
Gator Room at the Ben Hill
Mascot coordinator Amber
Kosinsky held tryouts to find
two students to join the exist-
ing team of three students.
They appear as Albert at sport-
ing events and local gather-
Students began the audi-
tions with a short interview
in front of a panel of judges
including Kosinsky, UF cheer-
leading coach Cassie Sellers-
Bird and two University
Athletic Association represen-
tatives. After their interviews,
students mingled with existing
student mascots in the back of
the room, practiced dance rou-
tines and put on the Albert suit
for the first time.
UF sophomore Katie Correll
stepped into the suit with
the help of three-year mascot
Erik Mueller, an engineering
SEE MASCOT, PAGE 11
Nicole satKer/Alligator Stat
Walter Regan, a judge in the tryouts for UF mascot Albert the Alligator, critiques a contes-
tant's dance moves while Alberta dances along.
By JOANNA BLAZ
In response to some UF students' com-
plaints, a Student Government committee
has been formed to look into improving
Internet services for students and elimi-
nating spam from their inboxes.
The WebMail Development Committee,
which was created at last week's Student
Senate meeting, plans to approach ran-
dom students one-on-one to ask them
about their concerns and complaints with
TUF's e-mail system, Senate President Josh
The six senators who are on the com-
mittee with Weiss had handled student
complaints about the services before the
committee's creation, he said, and that's
why they were picked.
The committee has
been meeting, with UF
administrators to find
Solutions to the prob-
lems, he said.
"The purpose (of the
committee) is to work
with administration to
Weiss find solutions to some-
thing that affects the
whole community," Weiss said.
Sen. Roberto Hemandez, the com-
* Even though it's
been a year, the UF
team still remem-
bers when senior
flipped off his
bike. Coaches and
players recall when
it happened. See
story, pg. 24.
mittee's chairman, said, "We're trying to
make (WebMail) easier to use."
"We want to give students what they
are-asking for," he added.
Weiss said that after talking with UF
officials, he believes the biggest problem
is that UF's computer programmers don't
interact with students enough.
Jeremy Meattey, an employee at the
CIRCA lab, said that most of the com-
plaints he gets stem from problems
students have submitting assignments
Professors also complain about figur-
SEE WEBMAIL, PAGE 11
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ness lectures are
being offered through
the Warrington College
of Business as part of
a pilot program, and
more classes may join.
See story, pg. 5.
By DREW HARWELL
Alligator Staff Writer
UF researchers recently concluded
that the country's distribution of public
information about convicted sexual of-
fenders is not as comprehensive as it
The study, which ranked all 50
states based on. how open they were
in informing citizens about convicted
sexual criminals in their neighbor-
hoods, placed Florida at number 35
with a "somewhat open" rank.
The research was done by critiqu-
ing nationwide sex offender databases,
which provide names, photographs,
addresses and other information about
convicted sex criminals in order to in-
form residents as to who lives in their
"Florida tends to be toward
the bottom in all categories."
Citizen Access Project director
The study evaluated several criteria
on the registries, including the amount
of personal information available, the
ability to search, if the data is required
by the state and if the state notifies its
citizens as to where they can find the
"Florida tends to be toward the
bottom in all categories," said Bill
Chamberlin, director of the Citizen
Access Project, who supervised the
research. "In no single category does
Florida lean toward the open part of
Florida Department of Law
Enforcement spokeswoman Heather
Smith disagreed and said the state's
database, which is maintained by FDLE
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UF a capella group competes for international title
* THE SEDOCTAVE'S FIRST STOP
IS IN GEORGIA.
By VANESSA KAROL
Alligator Contributing Writer
A group of UF girls will be singing
their hearts out Saturday in a competi-
tion that might end in New York City.
The Sedoctaves, a UF a cappella
group, is holding its first concert of the
year tonight in preparation for its first
The competition will be held
Saturday at Morton Theatre in Athens,
Ga. The final stop, where the winner
will be named, is in New York.
The all-female group sent in its appli-
cation to The Varsity Vocals International
Championship of Collegiate A Cappella
in October 2006 in hopes of compet-
ing against other groups for the grand
"We wanted to take it to the next
level," said Jenna Tuttle, 20, the presi-
dent and a founder of The Sedoctaves.
"We wanted to work on actually com-
The International Championship of
Collegiate A Cappella is a program that
allows collegiate a cappella groups to
showcase their talent and receive feed-
back from judges.
The groups will each be judged on
pitch, blend, dynamic, arrangements,
creativity of movements and profes-
Judges also give awards to outstand-
ing soloist, arrangement, vocal percus-
sion and choreography.
"The judges are professionals in the
field and give important feedback," said
Dave Browin, 25, the south region pro-
ducer for the competition.
The tournament starts in seven re-
The Sedoctaves are competing in the
south region quarterfinals Saturday.
Seven groups were chosen to par-
ticipate in the south quarterfinals in
Georgia, including another UF a cap-
pella group, No Southern Accent.
Each region holds three college quar-
terfinal competitions, and the top two
groups of each quarterfinal advance to
The semifinals winner represents its
region in the final competition at the
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
in New York City in April, when groups
compete for cash prizes and the title of
"Our main purpose is to help groups
grow and improve," Brown
Student said. "For this reason, the
Life program has continued to
grow each year."
The Sedoctaves has 13 members,
three of whom are new this semester.
Although all members in the group
are women, men can also join, Tuttle
To participate, groups had to submit
an application, a $35 fee and a CD with
at least two songs, Brown said.
"We. are' all just so excited for the
competition," Tuttle said. "It's a reward
just to be able to go."
Sinthana Umakanthan, 19, has been a
member of the group for two semesters.
"I am very excited about this com-
petition," Umakanthan said. "This is
our first competition ever. We are very
proud of ourselves."
Tonight's concert will serve as prac-
tice for the weekend's competition,
It will be held at Delta Phi Epsilon
Sorority at 7:30.
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4, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, JANUARY 30, 2007
Local artist expands to Web
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Jimmie Williams, a charcoal artist, shows his work to interested students
Monday afternoon on Turlington Plaza.
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Jimmie Willams is anything but a starving artist.
His wife, Eliza, makes sure of that by packing him
a sandwich.and a slice of chocolate cake before he
leaves the house. Being able to enjoy his lunch at the
card table he's set up on Turlington Plaza is a major
feat for Williams.
He has fought to be able to promote himself in the
free-speech area for months.
When he first set up his artwork outside The Hub,
Willianrs was selling personal portraits without any
permit or permission.
The University Police Department asked him to
leave because he could be charged with trespassing.
Next to his own renderings of Bob Marley and the
Florida Field displayed on the plaza, Williams has
hung a blown-up newspaper front page from Aug. 2,
2005, the day UPD kicked him off campus.
He was allowed back with the help of an anony- .
mous student organization that included him in its
In addition to posters, Williams sells T-shirts and
hats with his artwork on them but is now only al-
lowed to accept donations while on campus.
Before he launched his Web site, Williams earned
about $10 a day not enough to support a wife and
three children, he said.
Now, he hands out business cards to refer students
to his Web site, which has given him new financial
freedom because he can charge for copies of his art-
"I've got fans now," he said. "I've got to serve
Daniel Gross, 21, stopped by Williams' table
Monday afternoon to pick up two posters.
Previously, Gross commissioned Williams to draw
a picture of is girlfriend and himself for her birthday,
he said, as Williams signed the posters with a blue
Even though Williams generates a sufficient
income from sales on his Web site, he said he will al-
ways find time to spend on Turlington Plaza because
it allows him to encourage young people to pursue
Even if he can't be there himself, Williams said
he'd send someone to represent him on campus.
"I just want to make an impact," he said, swooping
his arms and grinning ear to ear.
One of his unfinished pieces exhibits mugs of
Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, Andy Warhol and
Albert Einstein. Williams plans on painting himself
into the picture among the geniuses the next time he
feels artistic passion.
"One thing I've learned about living
your dreams is that you can't quit.
"I'm not trying to.be arrogant," he said. "Don't
confuse arrogance with confidence."
He added, "A genius is a person who's perfected
The most popular Williams drawing among stu-
dents is his sketch of Florida Field.
Because he hasn't yet raised the thousands of
dollars for the license he needs to legally sellTJF mer-
chandise, he only accepts donations for those pictures
and does not post them on his site.
Williams said he's still promoting himself and will
give away his artwork for free if someone is out of
He's not interested in getting rich off students,
Williams said, but he does want to make enough
money to support his family.
Williams is also an ordained evangelical preacher
and wants to put together a gospel hip-hop dance
group and go to Africa to perform missionary work.
"One thing I've learned about living your dreams
is that you can't quit," he said. "Persistence wins."
Workers move metal into place while standing on thin steel beams at the construction site
of Pugh Hall on Monday. The hall is scheduled to be completed in November.
TUESDAY, JANUARY 30, 2007 ALLIGATOR, 5
Classes portable on podcasts
By MEGAN MILLER
Alligator Contributing Writer
For business students who would rather have
class on their own time than in a lecture hall, UF is
offering a new option.
The Warrington College of Business
Administration is providing lectures in the form of
podcasts, which are Internet broadcasts available for
download. They can be downloaded and played on
portable devices such as iPods.
All of the business podcasts offered are available
to the general public at no cost.
Donna Johnson, the director of information tech-
nology for the business college, said podcasting was
implemented because "the student population is
highly mobile and wants to take their information
SAudio and video podcasts are available for two
courses, and more UF courses may be added.
A graduate course, Advanced Systems Design
and Development, is taught by Subhajyoti
Bandyopadhyay. He offers podcasts with highlights
of each week's lectures.
An undergraduate course, Computing in the
Business Environment, is the first course to offer
complete lectures as video podcasts.
More than 300 students are enrolled in the class,
said Judy Fisher, who teaches the course.
In addition to access to full video lectures in pod-
cast form, the.course also has an audio podcast series
related to course material titled "Sound Bytes."
As a part of a class project for the course, students
are also required to create a podcast of their own re-
lated to business case scenarios.
Podcasted lectures could be great time-savers,
said Amanda Bossow, 20, a third-year accounting
Students could listen to their
lectures while riding on the bus or
during a break between classes.
"The really nice thing about
having the lecture on your iPod
S' is that you wouldn't have to be
somewhere that had wireless
(Internet)," Bossow said.
Johnson In addition to the business
course podcasts, four series
titled "Undergraduate News," "Tuesdays With
Tosi," "Entrepreneurship Speaker Series" and
"Entrepreneurship at UF" are also offered to students
and the public.
These four podcasts cover information that the
college wants to share because the business profes-
sors have expertise in the area, Johnson said.
The pilot project started this semester, and "it is
highly likely (UF) will to continue to add this capac-
ity to other courses," Johnson said.
Mass on the Grass
may revive tradition
By CHRISTOPHER YAZBEC
Alligator Contributing Writer
The St. Augustine Church
Catholic Student Center will be
hosting Mass on the Grass today
at 5:30 p.m. as part of Catholic
The weekly mass, which
is usually held at the church,
will be held on the Reitz Union
The purpose of the event is
to make students more aware
of the activities and events
planned for them throughout
the semester by the center.
Sarah Busciglio, a UF senior
who helped table for the event;
said anyone can come to the
mass, whether they are Catholic
"This week is a combination
of all the (Catholic) groups com-
ing together," she said.
Busciglio said she saw a
preacher on campus holding
a sign one day that read, "All
Catholics go to hell," and she
thought, "Hey, I'm Catholic,"
and decided she
On wanted to be
Campus heard, too.
a co-coordinator for Awareness
Week, said. the Mass on the
Grass used to be a tradition
- one he hopes to bring back
This service, however, will be
a little different from the norm.
"It's going to be a more stu-
dent-oriented service," Troche
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644 days left
Democratic hotshots join
the candidate pool
o it seems that a lot of people have been announcing
their candidacy for the presidency. With only' 644
days until we elect our next leader, we think it's high
time we start talking about the people who are running.
Today, we'll discuss some of the Democratic candidates,
and tomorrow it will be the Republicans. It may be too early
to make our predictions, but we certainly aren't procrastina-
tors when it comes to being informed. Hey, it beats talking
about the city and SG elections. So onto the candidates!
First and most prominently, there's Hillary Rodham
Clinton. She's been leading the polls for the democratic
nominee, and it's no surprise she's already done the job
once. Wait, what? That was Bill in the Oval Office? Oh,
could have fooled us.
As much support as she has, there are definitely people
who hate her. Really hate her. Draw-horns-and-a-pitch-
fork-over-her-picture hate her. But with her name recog-
nition and star power not to mention that handsome
fella backing her up she seems to be a shoo-in for the
However, she needs to be wary of contracting the
Howard Dean Syndrome: Remember how he was sup-
posed to win the nom, but then John Kerry rode into Iowa
and New Hampshire and stole the show? Hillary, beware.
The man in second place in the polls is Barack Obama,
the senator from Illinois. You may remember him from
his many appearances, such as the keynote speaker at the
2004 Democratic National Convention and on "The Oprah
Winfrey Show." He's become Hollywood's darling and
one of Washington's fastest-rising stars. With the combina-
tioti of his smashing good looks and ability to reach across
the partisan divide to get things done in the Senate, we're
pretty sure nothing can stop him.
John Edwards from North Carolina is probably most fa-
mous for his stint as the 2004 democratic nominee for vice
president. Remember, he was that guy everyone preferred
to listen to over John Kerry?
With his soft southern drawl and his two adorable tow-
headed kids, he certainly has a soft spot in our hearts. But
the possibility of him winning the nomination is pretty
slim in a way, he's already lost. Twice. First with the
2004 presidential nomination, and then he lost as VP in the
general election. For Mr. Edwards, it's too little, too late.
He should take a hint from the other John (Kerry) and bow
out while he still can.
Then there's the Democratic party's mainstay as the
crazy old coot. Dennis Kucinich has thrown his hat into the
ring. We all know he doesn't have a shot in hell at winning
this thing he's mostly in it to raise some big questions. If
you remember from his failed 2004 bid, he was one of the
most liberal of the-liberal candidates fully supporting
gay marriage, abortions and withdrawing from Iraq at a
time when nobody thought that was necessary. And he's a
vegan, to boot. Here at the Alligator, we love him.
Of course, this is just a small sample of the people in
the race. We're certain that as we get closer to the filing
deadline, many more interesting candidates will pop into
The only thing we're not looking forward to are the
pesky commercials that interrupt "CSI: Miami."
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SG needs streamlining, revamping
mong the bureaucratic problems at UF, one in
particular sticks out: Student Government. I know
what you're thinking. But this isn't another random
dumping on SG. It's a statement of displeasure at the inef-
fectiveness it's already displayed this semester.
SG has wasted Student-Senate meeting time to pass
pointless resolutions congratulating the football team while
refusing to pass a similar one honoring longtime UF donor
George A. Smathers. We were all euphoric when the Gators
won the Bowl Championship Series title, but really, doesn't
the Senate have anything better to do than pass a resolution
- which means nothing congratulating them? The sad
part is, the Senate actually expects itself to be taken seri-
And then, even though some of Smathers' personal
views were controversial such as his stance on civil rights
- it's highly disrespectful to introduce a resolution com-
memorating his life and contributions but therf summarily
reject it despite the fact that our library system would be
incredibly crippled without Smathers' donations.
It's becoming more and more obvious that the Greek
machine knows it will lose control over SG if it actually al-
lows online voting as a measure to increase voter turnout.
It's possible that it won't work, but it deserves a try if it'll
make SG more representative. Who cares enough to rig the
election or intimidate voters? But I guess the problem is that
online voting wouldn't allow the Greeks to collect their "I
Voted" stickers. What a shame.
The only thing SG really governs is itself, and that's
evident by its obstinate stance against online voting. This
shows it's afraid of allowing change. Perhaps the fact that
the winning party has yet again not fulfilled its promises
will compel students to vote it out for once to bring about
some actual change that really serves the students.
I don't advocate getting rid of
S S. SG entirely, but it really needs to
be shaved down to be more ef-
Y. ficient. After all, the student body
president only has one vote in the
Board of Trustees, which effectively
Anuradha Pandey means the student body has little to
Pandey Proposes no voice in the goings-on of the uni-
firstname.lastname@example.org versity. This fact makes me wonder
why SG takes itself so seriously.
The resolutions that the Senate
passes are a reflection of the way the student body's opin-
ions are seen by the administration: symbolic. The College
of Liberal Arts and Sciences' debacle has aptly demonstrat-
ed that if we as students want anything changed, we have
to protest and threaten walkouts until the administration
decides to stop being pigheaded and listen to us.
The only thing SG really has control over is $12 million
worth of Activity and Service Fees, and even that doesn't
seem to be fairly allotted Accent gets ridiculous amounts
of money to bring in speakers like former White House
Chief of Staff Andrew Card to beat the dead horse of the
events of Sept. 11 right before the 2006 midterm election,
even though that money could be better spent on more bus
shelters like SG promises in every election.
It's difficult to feel compelled to actually bother voting
since we all know which party will win before every elec-
tion. When 18- to 24-year-olds vote in pathetic numbers
in national elections, who would be bothered to vote in a
And by the way, where's the on-campus Moe's we voted
Anuradha Pandey is a history junior. Her column appears
The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator.
Today's question: Do you get
spam sent to your UF WebMail
Monday's question: Are you 51% YES
involved with an honors society? 49% NO
37 TOTAL VOTES
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Revamped five-year plan being discussed
Sy colleagues in the journalism de-
partment taught me to put the most
portant news first, so here it is:
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences' five-
year plan is not completely off the table -but
important portions are under reconsideration
by the college's administration and faculty.
I believe the conversation in the college
about the plan is going well, and I'd like to
ensure that our progress continues.
The plan was devised, in part, to address
the college's budget deficit. In the past, defi-
cits were usually universitywide, caused by
external events such as a legislative callback
and normally lasted only one year. The cur-
rent deficit is different because it has now be-
come embedded in the college's structure. If
we don't address it now, the deficit will reap-
pear and continue to accumulate each year.
The original five-year plan listed adjust-
ments intended to eliminate the deficit over
three years. Faculty, staff and students chal-
lenged it quickly for several reasons. First,
doubts arose about the reliability of the data
used to draw conclusions about programs
and departments. Second, because of the
speed the plan was created with, many con-
stituents of the college didn't have sufficient
opportunities to give their input. Third, it
Joe Glover proposed substantial
changes to college
Speaking Out investment strategies
that would impact
major academic programs affecting the whole
The original five-year plan had two as-
pects. It specified the rate at which the deficit
would be reduced and eventually eliminated.
It also proposed changes in programs and
administration that were needed to achieve
the specified rate.
When I became interim dean, I suspended
the automatic implementation of the pro-
posed changes for two reasons. First, the
college faculty needs the opportunity to learn
about the college budget and deficit. It needs
to participate in devising a plan to deal with
This task has been undertaken by the
College Finance Committee, a group of facul-
ty members elected by the College Assembly.
With the participation of college staff and a
student representative, this committee has
been meeting for several months.
Second, CLAS must to remain flexible in
addressing the budget deficit. All programs
are up for examination and adjustment.
Circumstances change, new ideas surface
and new possibilities arise. New decisions
are made every day for the five-year plan. As
.comprehensive as it is;the plan still addresses
only a slice of the whole college pie.
For the new plan, I haven't changed the
rate at which the deficit will be eliminated.
The college cannot achieve its goals unless
it fully controls its budget and uses it to full
Some have called upon the university to
eliminate the deficit by sending additional
funds to CLAS. The university administra-
tion has provided CLAS with the money to
pay its debts for the past several years and
additional funds to help the college move
forward with its academic priorities. I have
no doubt that CLAS will receive additional
funds as it refines its budget and addresses its
As dean, I keep in mind that this job re-
quires seeking out and securing additional
resources for the college and using them to
the maximum advantage for the college and
university. I look forward to continuing the
five-year plan conversation within the col-
lege as we find firm footing on a strong fiscal
Joe Glover is the College of Liberal Arts and
Sciences' interim dean.
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MASCOT, from page 1
graduate student. At 6-feet tall,
Correll is too big to be Alberta,
but she didn't let that stop her.
"It doesn't bother me,"
Correll said. Lowering her voice
she added, "Honestly, I kind of
like Albert better, but that's
kind of sacrilegious here." '
Correll's height carried the
Albert suit well.
First, she pulled up the furry
green, britches, which strap to
her shoulders like suspenders.
Next, she slid into the claiied
shoes and the furry four-fin-
gered gloves. Then she put on
the orange T-shirt, and finally
the gator' head, which swal-
lowed her blonde head.
Mueller stood close by to
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In front of a panel of judges, an Albert candidate auditions in hopes of landing the job as the
new school mascot.
help. For him, the extended
snout and the dragging tail
have become second nature,
"Touch your nose," Mueller
coached. "Touch your eyes.
Touch your ears."
Correll's furry hands moved
with some uncertainty, but they
hit their targets.
Once in costume and in
front of the judges, Correll and
the other students performed a
one- to two-minute skit and a
freestyle dance routine. Next,
students were asked to either
strike their favorite pose for
a hypothetical photo shoot or
cheer in front of a camera for a
fake 30-second TV clip.
In the moment of truth,
Albert wannabes gave it their
all. They gator chomped,
waved their hands wildly with
wiggling spirit fingers and
wagged their tail at the judges.
But for four of the students,
a rejection e-mail today will
crush their mascot hopes.
At least for Rountree, his
walk in Albert's shoes was eye-
"I have a lot more respect for
mascots," he said. "It's heavy.
SG committee considers improvements to WebMail, WebCT
WEBMAIL, from page 1
ing out the Web site, Meattey said.
Weiss said the committee is trying to
model WebMail after the more popular e-.
mail services by adding more features;
The committee will try to make a more
accessible contact list, add a spell-checker,
make saving drafts easier and create a more
user-friendly interface, he said.
They will especially focus on finding
a way to increase spam protection, he
"(The UF) administration is willing to
work with us to bring ideas to reality,"
The committee will complete a report
on ways to improve the system and present
the results to Senate, he said.
The Senate is considering other mea-
sures to improve the technology available
At tonight's Senate meeting, senators
will vote whether to transfer $72,000 from
SG's rainy-day fund to buy 40 new com-
puters, four printers and a system to moni-
tor paper use for the SG Computer Lab.
According to the bill, the purchase
would "provide faster computers and
printers for UF students."
In Fall 2005, students who could previ-
"(The UF) administration is willing
to work with us to bring ideas to
ously have their GatorLink e-mails for-
warded to other accounts, such as AOL or
Hotmail, were forced to use WebMail or
other e-mail applications, like Microsoft
Weiss said that since the university
limited students' e-mail options, WebMail
should be more student friendly
STUDY, from page 1
and receives about half a million hits
a month, leads the nation in sex of-
fender and predator registries.
Smith added that the Web site,
which catalogues 39,000 sexual
offenders statewide, was the only
nationwide registry to be given an
A-plus by the Parents for Megan's
Law, a national group that grades
sexual predator registries.
Registries were also graded on
how often the information is re-
Smith said predators
Special statewide are required
& ir to reregister their pic-
tures, fingerprints and
information twice a year.
According to the Gainesville
Police Department's Web site, patrol
officers in the city verify sexual of-
fenders' addresses every 90 days.
Freedom of information on sexu-
al offenders to the public has been a
heated issue nationwide for years. In
2003, the Supreme Court ruled that
photos of the offenders could be
posted online. Many believed this
exposure became an unwarranted
second punishment for the convict-
ed criminals and made rehabilitation
that much more difficult.
"We're essentially, in many ways,
branding people," Chamberlin
said about sex offender legislation.
"It makes it very difficult for those
people to start a new life."
Though state law forbids the
criminal misuse of registry data,
Chamberlin said some registered sex
offenders are still harassed, stalked
"Our society is still trying to sort
out how you protect children," he
said, "and still provide adequate
civil liberties to those who were once
12, ADVERTISEMENT, ALLIGATOR I TUESDAY, JANUARY 30, 2007
Time for UF to stand
for higher education
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when the U.S.
House of RcFpre-
slash the studentn
loan interest rare
in half -tr the John Boyles
rice was doubled
This initiaril marks the frst in
v.har Houis and Senate leader prom-
iic r. 111 b1 great progress for rsudents
in -,igh-r edui irion this seLssion..
iconmpriLon bill ,.ill be tiled in the U
Senate crhi will includCe the land-
mark polikic change of increasing the
maximum avr ard under the Pell Grant
program to .i.
This legi.laron arrives iater the
lather igrim rolirv ,of higher education
finance] aid and accesnibilir vo a re-
p rted b- the SCommnir;ion on Higher
Educ-iion, chirgd b- Sccretarv, of
Educatr.,n Margaret Spelling,.
Natuionnly. ruition rate: are sl -
rckting and financial aid pools iri
shrinking In Florida the Buard --f
olrnl-ori lUSt remeii ed ce oniuhanr
report, which cosrt i$200.00i thit
outline the need for a priorir--based
tier system oa public higher educari- n,
increased resources, and more need-
based tnancial aid programs.
As the U.S. Congreasionat Se sion
continues and our own ) tate legidlati,
session gears up to begin on n March 1.
it is important for the U.inlerspir of
Florida community to come together
to support important inltiarnes rha
will advance higher education in our
The future of our great state and
nation ill depend on the education
four children. TFwe do not stand up
and demand that our leaders provide
that education to all of our citizens,
eventually our children will be the
For as 'our own UF motto reads.,
"The welfare of the state depends upon
the character of its people"
University ofFlorida, Trustee
Student Body Preiideinr
UF car-sharing, car-pool programs promote green campus
The University of Florida kicked off
2007 by rolling out new programs to help
ease traffic and work toward the goal of a
"We want to create a balance sheet of
the carbon emissions that are caused by
campus operations," said Dedee DeLong-
prd, director of the Office of Sustainability.
In January, UF teamed up with the
Washington-based car-sharing service
Flexcar to offer rental cars by the hour to
faculty, staff and students.
"We needed a way to better utilize
transportation services," said Allan Preston,
coordinator of UF's quality office. "This
really was the best service that we could
find for car sharing."
Any student or employee over the age of
18 is eligible to join Flexcar for a one-time
application fee of $35 and an annual fee of
$40 at www.flexcar.com. The application
fee is waived for UF departments using
Flexcar for official business.
The introductory rate of $5.50 an hour
includes gas, insurance, maintenance and
roadside assistance. Flexcar members locate
a vehicle and make reservations online.
The car-sharing program fits the
sustainability "t goes b
by persuad- oesb
ing drivers to that we al
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ments already Allar
have given up
their vehicles Coordinator o
in favor of us-
beyond saying that we are going to be a
green campus; it's a better use of taxpayer
money," Preston said.
UF also now allows two-person car
pools and has implemented an online
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service to link commuters with other com-
muters who share specific routes.
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"It's a safe,
secure way for
people to find
car poolers," DeLongpre said, "Ultimately,
I think it builds community because people
get to know people they didn't know
To participate, each member of the car
pool purchases an annual car pool parking
decal for $60, about one-quarter the cost
of an orange or blue decal. Members of a
car pool must be full-time UF or Shands
employees. Students are encouraged to use
the UF/GreenRide Program to share rides
with other student commuters. More than
160 people have created a UF GreenRide
account since its debut earlier this month.
"Every day we are seeing new car pools
that are forming, so we are looking at dif-
ferent areas on campus to increase car-pool
zones," said Ron Fuller, assistant director of
transportation and parking services.
Last May, the U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency named the University
of Florida one of the best workplaces in
the country for commuters after looking at
issues like air quality, energy conservation
and reduction of traffic congestion. UF was
the only university in Florida to make the
list by offering commuter benefits meeting
the EPA's National Standard of Excellence.
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Jan. 31 ..
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Memorial service to recognize life of longtime UF leader
A memorial service will be held today
in Gainesville for Harry Sisler, 89, a former
University of Florida administrator who
died in December.
Sisler served in many leadership roles
S during his 29-year career at UF, including
chairman of the Department of Chemistry,
dean of the College of Liberal Arts and
Sciences, dean of the Graduate School and
executive vice president under President
Stephen C. O'Connell.
Despite Sisler's extensive experience
in university administration, he never
lost sight of the importance of students.
Before agreeing to come to UF in 1956 as
chairman of the Department of Chemistry,
Sisler reportedly told-President J. Wayne
Reitz he must be allowed to teach at least
one class each year. When Reitz tried to
convey how difficult balancing administra-
tive tasks with teaching can be, Sisler re-
sponded that Reitz also should be teaching.
"I think it is essential for administrators
to have that kind of contact with students,"
Sisler said in a 2003 interview in the Col-
honored for work
Four Institute of Food and Agricultural
Sciences researchers recently have been
recognized for their work in international
Nicholas Comerford and Lawrence Dat-
noff earned the International Fellow Award
and Edward "Gilly" Evans and Karen Kai-
ner received the International Achievement
Award for'nontenured faculty.
Comerford, professor and graduate
coordinator for the Soil and Water Science
department, has been involved in interna-
tional research since the mid-1980s and has
taught soil science courses at three Brazilian
Datnoff, a plant pathology professor,
focuses on silicon's role in controlling plant
disease. He has worked in Brazil, Zambia,
Mexico, Colombia, Spain and Canada,
among other places, and has set up collab-
orative research in many of those places.
Evans, an assistant professor in Food and
Resource Economics, helps lead the effort
to protect the Greater Caribbean Region,
including Florida, from invasive species
Kainer, an assistant professor of tropical
forestry who holds a dual appointment
with the School of Forest Resources and
Conservation and the Center for Latin
American Studies, focuses on the Amazo-
Florida Museum of Natural History
"In the Open: Sandhill Crane Studies," 19-
piece photographic exhibit, through March 18
"The Legacy of A. Quinn Jones Sr.: All Negro
Children Can Learn" exhibit through February,
Smathers Library Special Collec-
tions Exhibition Gallery
Ham Museum of Art
"Continuity and Change: Three
Generations of Ethiopian Artists,"
gallery talk by Rebecca Martin
Nagy, 3 p.m., Feb. 4
lege of Liberal Arts and Sciences publication
Alumni CLASnotes. "The most important
Harry Sisler held many leadership roles dur-
ing his 29-year tenure at the University of
Florida. A memorial service is set for today
for Sisler, who died Dec. 23.
top UF energy savers
University of Florida students living in
Rawlings Hall were the top energy savers in
a contest among-the 24 campus residence
halls designed to cut energy usage.
The contest, initiated by the UF hous-,
ing office, ran through the month of No-
vember. Students were encouraged to save
energy by taking shorter showers and turn-
ing off lights when they left their rooms.
By the end of the contest on Nov. 29,
Rawlings Hall had decreased its energy us-
age by 50 cents per resident. That is a total.
savings of $5,104 for the month. When
compared to readings from November 2005,
12 of the 24 residence halls had lowered
their energy usage from the previous year.
Contest winners received $250 for a
pregame BCS National Championship
Business college offers
online degree program
University of Florida staff and faculty
members interested in earning a bachelor's
degree in business administration may want
to check out a Web-based program offered
by the Warrington College of Business. :
The program consists of 15 four-credit
classes all of which are offered through
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and Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m.
from the undergraduate to graduate level,
and what all administrators should under-
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TUESDAY, JANUARY 30, 2007
I For Rent
*SICK OF SHARING A BATHROOM?*
Get your own this fall!
2Br/2Ba flats, *3Br/3Ba townhms
YFREE Tanning, W/D, 24hr gym
PC Lab, Gated, All Amenities, Pt Friendly
Leasing for FALL*377-2777
All Inclusive 3's and 4's
FREE Roommate Matching
FREE Cable, Utilities, Internet
FREE Furn, Tanning, 24hr Fitness Center
Ask About our Huge 2/2.5 Townhouses
Convenient Bus Route!
Just Bring Your Clothes
Preleasing Huge 2&3 Beds
Cable *W/D*Pool*Gym*Pets Ok
All we need is you! 372-8100.
1, 2, 3, 4BR Apts.
Furnished Luxury @ Its Finest
PC lab New 24 hr GYM*
Located in the heart of G'ville!
From $499 352-271-3131
Roll Out of Bed & Into Class
$439 Gets you all this!
Fully Furnished, Free Ethernet, Free Cable
w/HBO, FREE UTILITIES, W/D,
Roommate match. 379-9300
School Is Stressful
We're the Cure
Spots avail Now/Jan/Fall!
2/2*3/3*4/4 Spacious Suites
All Inclusive! All Luxuryl
Time to make the move...
...and start living! 373-9009
**BEST OF THE BEST**
FREE Cable w/HBO & Showtime
FREE GRU Ethernet*FREE Tanning
FREE Alarm*FREE cable tv in kitchen*
24 hr gym *2/2 & 3/3 luxury suites
Limited Space! From $510/per 374-FUNN
3 For Rent
Super Clean Studio
Walk to Shands
As low as $375 monthly
Incl all utilities Phone 336-9836
Luxury Roommate Match!
2/2 and 3/3's!
All inclusive w/Cable!
Leasing Now! 335-4455
*LA MANCHA CONDOS*
Walkto campus 4BR/1.5BA. Pre-lease nowto
lock in August rate. Utils included. $450/mo.
Call 278-9347 www.lamanchacondos.com
COLLEGIATE LIVING ORGANIZATION
Spring leases available incl until, eth, meals
& parking. Only 1 block from campus. 377-
4269. $315/mo !! 4-25-69-1
***1 MONTH FREE RENT***
Closest TOWNHOUSE to UF Includes
Furniture, Ethernet, Utilities, Roommmate
Matching, Cable: LiveNearCampus.com
ROOM FOR RENT
-Fully furnished except bedroom, close to
campus, on bus route, $600/mo includes
utilities. Call 352-283-8113 1-7-14-1
Live alone! NW 1BR1BA
very quiet condo. Bike to
to UF. Pets OKAY! Avail now.
Wash/dryer and more iicl.
$550 month. 352-226-4889 2-2-9-1
1/1 CONDO AVAIL MARCH '07
Enormous size +. very private. Fully furn incl
tv, 2 twin beds, sofa bed & dishes. Easy bike
ride to UF & Shands. $599/mo. 352-331-
3241 or 757-753-4683 2-6-10-1
*Incredible Deal 1/1 in 4/4*
with: internet & cable & elec & water. Walk-in
closets, full bath, wash/dry, pool view, gym
FULL furnish. ONLY $425/mo 770-851-1292
University Terrace West 4BR/4BA condo.
Ground floor, fully furn $350/mo/room + util.
W/D, pool, on bus route, 3800 SW 20 Ave.
Near Butler Plaza. Call Steve 352-586-6468.
Leasing for fall. 1 yr lease required, no pets.
MOVE IN JANUARY!
Affordabel & Quality Too!
Great Rates! Pets OK!
Walk/Bike to UF 372-7555
n l For Rent
FIRST MONTH FREE!
For rent 4BR/4BA apt. $425 utilities included.
Call Joshua 305-283-9323 investment-
solutions@hotmail:com 3800 SW 20 Ave
Ro6m for rent. $450/MO
Near SFCC, Oaks Mall, & 1-75. All utilities in-
cluded. 786-325-7941 or 258-4277 2-5-5-1
*QUIET, CLEAN, LOTS of GREEN SPACE.
Rustic 1BR apt. $345/mo.
01BR cottage $375/mo. Call 378-9220 or
mobile 213-3901. 4-25-72-2
OUTTA BED & INTO CLASS
Studios/1 beds across from UF
Pets OK, open lated and wknds
Now LEASING for FALL
$99 1st month's rent
Wake up & walk to UF
Studios & 1 bedrooms
Starting @ $554
Pet friendly, Pool
*Come See! 372-7111*
1 & 2 BRs HUGE Floorplans!
Water/Sewer included! Pets OK
Bus/Bike to UF 335-7275 4-25-72-2
LUXURY IN DOWNTOWN GAINESVILLE!
Studios*1 Beds*2 & 3 Bed Townhouses!
W/D*Alarm*Pets OK*1 mile to UF
Never too early to sign! 338-0002
Apartments off SW 20th Ave. Close to shop-
ping, bus line and a few miles from UF. Price
range $425 to $525. Includes water, sewer,
garbage and pest control. Sorry no pets al-
lowed. Call 335-7066 Mon-Fri. 4-25-72-2
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1 For Rent: Furnished 6 Furnishings 11 Motorcycles, Mopeds 16 Health Services 21 Entertainment
,. For Rent: Unfurnished 7 Computers 12 Autos 17 Typing Services 22 Tickets
3 Sublease 8 Electronics 13 Wanted 18 Personals 23 Rides
4 Roommates 9 Bicycles 14 Help Wanted 19 Connections 24 Pets
5 Real Estate 10 For Sale 15 Services 20 Event Notices 25 Lost & Found
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offers of goods and/or services through any advertising contained herein.
I For Rent
Deluxe, Large 3, 4, 5, 6, 7BR apt/house, 60
second walk to UF. Remodeled, Old House
charm. .Central AC, washer/dryer included.
Wood floors. With Parking. By Private
Owner. 538-2181 Iv message 4-25-72-2
1 & 2 BEDROOMS FOR SPRING!
FREE UF PARKING
Pool, tennis, bball, alarm
WE LOVE PETS!
Deluxe, large one or two bedroom, 60 sec-
ond walk to UF. Wood firs, washer dryer
included, fireplace, patio deck. Can furnish.
Short term available. Private Owner. $595-
up. 352-538-2181. Lv mssg 4-25-72-2
*NEAR SCHOOL NEAR PLAY
1 BR/1 BA*2BR/2BA*3BR/3BA TH
Close to UF!*Gated*24hr Gym*Tanning
Leasing for FALL 377-2777
**New Luxury Villas**
Fenced yard perfect for pets!
HUGE 1, 2 & 3BRs with W/D
FREE Cable w/HBO/Showtime*
Alarm Tanning from $510
** ELLIE'S HOUSES **-
Quality single family homes. Walk or bike'to
UF. www.ellieshouses.com 352-215-4991 or
LUXURY ACROSS FROM UF
Reserving for Fall
2/2 W/D, Alarm
D/N, 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*
1 BR $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
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
TUESDAY, JANUARY 30, 2007 U ALLIGATOR, 15
/I For Rent
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!!!
313's from only $486 per Bdrm
4/4's from only $452 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 gyrm 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
**WALK TO UF*
Huge 2BR/1 BA apt. $600/mo
**CUTE COTTAGE 0 CLOSE TO UF**
2BR/1BA, quiet, secluded, upscale 900
sq ft W/D, covered patio 0 $700/mo No
pets 1607 1/2 NW 12th Rd 0 Available 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 Shands/VA, bus line,
$750. Everything new: carpets, blinds, tile,
cabinet, paint, doors. Safe area. 1st fir, CH/
A, spacious, some utils paid. 352-376-0080.
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
] For Rent
)J U unfurnished
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.
N6w,1, 2, and 3 Bedroom Condos, com-
pletely Fuefurbished in Quiet Wooded Setting.
Pool, Clbhouse 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 Fr
Ventura has a nice surprise
Let us pay $200 of your January
2 bedrooms available
Pets welcome/Open Saturda
1902 SW 42nd Way
S For Rent
) a II unfurnished
1BR/1BA avail Jan 1st, carpet, CHA,
screen porch, on site pool, fitness club-
ies! house, laundry, close to UF, shopping,
! entertainment, on bus route, pets ok, utils
Rent! incl email@example.com 904-814-6976
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/MQ +$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-
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
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
MONTICEKLO 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
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 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, WID hookups, close to down-
town & UFrcute 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 375-1111.
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
352-258-5996 2-2-7-2 "
We're Special! 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
NowAccepting 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 miri 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
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 *
Avail Aug 07 Manny @ 352-317-4408
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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
BLOCKS TO UFO3BR houses from ,1400
94BR houses from $160003BR patio
homes from $130004BR patio homes from
$16000 1-2BR apts from $475 Ample park-
ing. DalyProperties.com, Carol 377-3852
Beautiful quiet new 1000 sq. ft. 1BR apart-
ment in Alachua. All new appliances, par-
tially furnished. W/D, no pets. $750/mo. First
months security. Call Kevin 352-262-0004
4BR/2.5BA on 5 acres, pool, 2 workshops,
horse boarding next door, miles of trails.
Minutes to UF. $1750/MO 335-6855
$450/mo. 1BR apartment w/living .room,
kitchen & office, 2nd floor, 2 blocks to UF.
Central A/C & heat. Available March 1st.
Non-smoking, no pets. Call John 352-316-
Duplex 2BR/1BA. Spacious, safe, clean, Ig
yd, trees. Quiet, CHA, carpet, ceiling fans.
W/D, DW, carport. Near UF/dntn. 724 NW
19th Ave. $650/mo; 922 NE 6th Ave $700/mo
(Duckpond) Avail 2/28. No dogs. 376-0080
CHARLESTON PLACE 1BR/1BA Female
roommate needed for new 3BR/3BA condo.
1.5 mi from UF on major bus route. $550/mo.
Incl utils, cable, wireless internet, W/D, pool,
parking. Avail Feb '07. Call 256-426-4121
AVAIL NOW RENT NEGOTIABLE
1 B/B INA4BED/4BATH, FEMALES
Pool Tennis Courts, All Utils Incl
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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-
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/1BA sublet avail mid Feb-May
S$729/MO can extend new carpet/app
Pool. Arlington Square. 617-905-0340
AVAILABLE NOW! Luxurious & spacious
room in 3/3 apt Fully furn, internet, close
to campus. Wonderful roommates. Hidden
Lake Apt Complex. Female roommate need.
Email: email@example.com. 2-2-10-3
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
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
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/mo total. Contact 352-870-7022
16, ALLIGATOR E TUESDAY, JANUARY 30, 2007
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
1BR/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
Apartment for sublease avail now.
$490/MO. Pet friendly. 1BR.
The Woods Apartments 6 month.
Christine 813-368-7606 or 813-841-2169
CABANA BEACH APTS SUBLEASE
For a 1 BR/1 BA in a furnished 2BR/2BA
Washer/dryer & all utilities included
Huge pool & gym. Avail May-Aug
Call 786-543-9418 email@example.com
Roommate Matching HERE
Oxford Manor 377-2777
The Landings 336-3838
The Laurels 335-4455
Hidden Lake 374-3866
Female roommate for one/two female UF
students. Quiet. Responsible. 60 second
walk to UF. Old house charm with all ameni-
ties. Avail Now. $400 up. 352-538-2181.Lv
message. Private Owner 4-25-72-4
FEMALE ROOMMATES NEEDED
(2) for 4/2.5 new townhouse, 10Q min from
UF by car or bus, all included $425 954-557-
MOVE IN NOW!!! Female roommate for fur-
nished 4BR/4BA. $499/mo all included. Call
Jessica 305-510-1474 2-5-20-4
LA MANCHA 914 SW 8th Ave.
Free cable, electric, dsl, $475/mo. Call 352-
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
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
1 female needed. Clean & quiet place
University Terr West. $450 ALL utils incl:
Cable, DSL, Electricity, and Water. FULLY
fum iiust 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 share 2BR/1BA apt. $275/mo
+ 1/2 util. Sun Bay Apts. Call 256-6389 1-
ROOM FOR RENT
$325/MO INCL ALL UTILS
Large yard, quiet neighborhood. Call Mike
Male roommate needed to share furnished
house w/young prof. 15 min 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, 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 wloffice. 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 until. Free local phone
& wireless interest. Call Nancy 352-494-6110
Female roommate wanted. $380/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 2-7-10-4
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 1 BR/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
I a l Roommates
Master BR avail in huge home. 2 profs need
mature 3rd. Digital, wireless, W/D, yard serv,
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 unfum 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 UF. $450/mo includes utilities, cable
TV, internet & W/D. N/S & no pets. Call 284-
1 BR 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-
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. 24hr gym, pool, Bball, HS internet,
cable w/HBO/SHO $550 954-483-4597 2-
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
Female roommate preferred for 3BR house
in downtown historic district. Private BR,
W/D, fireplace, workshop space in back.
$375 plus 1/3 util. Call Bluebird 352-219-
MALE GRAD STUDENT PREFERRED
for 1BR w/pvt BA in 4BR/4BA condo. W/D,
full kitchen, walk-in closet, 2nd floor w/
balcony. Close to UF on 2 bus rts, nice pool
Avail Jan-July 31. $335. John 786-436-1657
M/F needed to share 4BR/3BA remodeled
house in nice neighborhood w/UF students.
beautifully furn, clean! Must seel Screen
porch, fenced yard, quiet. NS, no pets. Share
BA. BR unfurn, $350/mo, or furn, $385/mo. 4
mo OR 8 mo lease. $250 sec. 386-212-1578
Looking for a roommate in a 4BR/4BA condo.
W/D, cable, wireless internet included. $425/
Mo utils included. Located in University
Terrace West. For info call 407-719-1699
i l Real Estate
Sell your house, condo, acreage, mobile
home and much more in the ALLIGATOR
CLASSIFIEDS! Reach over 24,000 possible
buyers! Mastercard and Visa accepted over
the phone. Please Call 373-Find
a ll Real Estate
PRE-CONSTRUCTION, NEW, & EXISTING
CONDOS & HOUSES FOR SALE
NEAR UF AT AFFORDABLE PRICES.
SEARCH. HERE OR RECEIVE A FREE
AND COMPLETE LIST VIA E-MAIL. Visit
www.mattpricerealtor.com or Call Today,
352-281-3551, Matt Price, Campus Realty.
NEWLY RENOVATED 1 & 2 BR units start-
ing at $99,900 (as is at $86,900). Steps
from Shands, VA, Dental & more. $3,000
Closing Cost Credit w/Preferred Lenders.
Contact Tom Bellucci 352-538-6498 or Steve
Clark 352-328-831 at Coldwell Banker M.M.
Parrish Realtors 352-372-5375 for more in-
Magnolia Place: A peaceful, sophisticated
lifestyle. 1,2 & 3 bedroom luxury townhomes.
Within a gated community in the heart of NW
Gainesville. Bordered by wild wetlands and
nature preserve. Variety of floor plans & sizes
available priced from $159,700 to the low
$200,000's. Seller pays $12,000 in Closing
Costs, Upgrades and Bonuses! Contact
Coldwell Banker M.M. Parrish Realtors at
352-372-5375 or at onsite sales office 352-
377-4977. Note: Promotion does expire,
contact onsite office for info 1-31-112-5
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Enjoy your own private patio in a Completely
Renovated 1, 2, or 3 bedroom Cazabella
condo across 34th St from UF campus. Walk,
bike or bus to any part of campus within min-
utes. Prices starting in the low $100,000's.
For more info visit www.Cazabella.com
or contact Coldwell Banker M.M. Parrish
Realtors (352-373-3583), Becky Cato (352-
665-0562) or Cindy Birk (352-871-2475).
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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 2-5-25-5
Would You Like to Live Near UF?
Stop Renting, BUY NOW!
Free List of Available Condos
Campus Realty 336-3900 2-8-20-5
Woud You Like to Live Near UF?
Stop Renting, BUY NOW!
Free List of Available Homes
Campus Realty 336-3900 2-8-20-5
houses, condos, land & any other real estate.
Can close in 3 days, all cash. 727-560-6081
FSBO mile from UF!
Awesome 3BR/2BA house
Comply renovated, sep liv/fam rm
Reduced to sell at $219,000
1617 NW 10th Terr. 352-538-7879
UUUN I KY ULUB LIVING
1, 1 & 3BR condos from the low $100s.
Pool, tennis, fitness & more.
Call for office hours 352-371-9555
Bosshardt Realty Services, Inc.
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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
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
* l Furnishings
BED QUEEN $100 ORTHOPEDIC
Extra thick, pillow-top, mattress & box. Name
brand, new, still in plastic. Call 352-372-7490
will deliver. 4-25-72-6
BED FULL SIZE $75 ORTHOPEDIC
Pillow-top mattress & box. New, unused, still
in plastic w/warranty. Can deliver. Call 352-
MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT $350
Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must
sell. Can deliver. Retail $2300. 352-372-
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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.
$100 352-377-9846. 4-25-72-6
Bed-All New King! 3pc Orthopedic pillowtop
mattress set. Brand NEW, still in plastic with
warranty. Can deliver. $170 352-333-7516.
BEDROOM SET- $300 BRAND NEW
Still in boxes! 6 pieces include. Headboard,
2 Nightstands, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must
sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 4-25-72-6
FUTON $60 Solid Oak Mission Style. With
plush mattress $140. All brand NEW still in
box. Can deliver. 352-333-7516 4-25-72-6
Pool Table Gorgeous 8" All wood table.
Leather pockets, Italian 1" slate, carved legs.
Brand new still in crate. MUST-SELL Retail
$5500. Sell $950. Can deliver 352-377-9846
Hot Tub/Spa $1295 Brand New Loaded!
Waterfall, LED lights, cupholders, 110-v
energy efficient with warranty. Free delivery,
MUST SELL 352-372-8588 4-25-72-6
Bed-FULL size pillowtop mattress & box.
New, in plastic, warr. Can del. $80 317-4031
Sofa $185 Brand 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 at www.morrellsfurniture.com
Color TV 19" $40 La-Z-Boy recliner $40 0
full size bed $50 0 large dresser, solid wood
$75 old wood stove (ornamental) $60 0
gas weed-eater $40 old magazines Aero
Digest 1945-1953 over 50 $95 335-5326
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
PowerSupplies & Drives.
Joel www.pcrecycle.biz 4-25-72-7
SA Computer Gleek
Computer Help! Now!
Computer Help FastA+ Computer Geek
House/Dorm 59 min response. No waiting/
unplugging/hassels. $30 Gator discount w/
ID.. Certified MCSE Technicians. 333-8404.
Virus, spyware, hardware
Fix it for $44
Home/dorm 352-219-2980 4-25-72-7
COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS
We buy computers and laptops
Working and Non-working
378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street
Microsoft Certified Professional here to
address all of your computer and home net-
working needs. Free estimate. References
available. Don't hesitate. Call 352-226-5151
DATA RECOVERY & Forensic Analysis
Professional, Reliable Work
Law Enforcement Officer
BS Degree, A+ Certified Technician
DataTriangle.com, 352-231-3300 5-15-73-7
600m laptop w/brand new 120 GB harddrive.
All original disks included. $400 Call 407-
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 OBO. Call 376-3737
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)
l For Sale
Private, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF.
Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-538-
2181. Can leave mssg. 4-25-72-10
Books by Bob Brackin
Visit my website
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- 1ct. 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 GAL.ON AQUARIUM, sump, stand,
many, many extras $475.
Hood, lighting for corals $350.
Call for more details 352-215-0056 2-2-5-10
r 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 NW67th 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 Morel!
Best Prices and Customer Service!!
00000000 CASH PAID 0000000*
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-
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YAMAHA 04 VSTAR 650cc
Blue saddle bags sissybar 2500 miles garage
kept perfect. Shands commuter $4000. Dave
378-9624 Email: Welchdsl@bellsouth.net
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*FAST CASH PAID FOR ANY CAROL
ORunning or not!O'
*NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS
*Over 10 yr svc to UF students
*Call Don @ 215-7987 4-25-72-12
CARS -CARS BuyOSellOTrade
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
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3630 N. Main St.
No credit check
Bring W-2s and Drive home today. 4-25-
Sunrise Auto Sales
$2000 off all financed vehicles
Wide selection of vehicles 4-25-72-12
Sun City Auto Sales
2306 NE Waldo Rd
Buy Here, Pay Here
No credit check 4-25-72-12
Sun City Auto Sales
Bring W-2s & drive home today
Wide selection of vehicles
$2000 off all financed vehicles 4-25-72-12
JUNK CARS HAULED AWAY!
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Used Cars Sale & trade
See our inventory 5-15-84-12
CARS FROM $291MO!
Hondas Chevys 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-
05Mr5YOTA 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'sve or leave message. 1-31-5-12
93 VOLVO 850
201k, runs great! A/C, cd changer, regular
service, new front brakes, rear calipers,
excellent tires, records incl. $1900 Cal Hilda
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
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around your class schedule. Please bring
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Sun Country Sports is hiring gymnastics,
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Family medicine Dr. in solo practice seeks FT
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with a FLEXIBLE schedule. Apply at 105
NW 16th St. 4th floor. Academic Classroom
Building 105 or call 392-7754 for more info
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Apply at Newberry Crossing, Thornebrook,
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Seeking a responsible individual who is orga-
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ous student. Able to work 20 hrslwk. Prepare
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Background check required. EOE/DFWP 2-
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Catering/Driver positions available with
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& 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
Earn cash to pay off those holiday bills.
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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
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EXPERIENCED TIRE TECHNICIAN
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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.
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 ofAdobe 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
for blind manufacturer & installation co.
Construction exp helpful 352-339-4600 2-
ASSISTANT WEBMASTER NEEDED
PT or FT. Flexible hours and great pay. Need
help maintaining and updating existing web-
sites. Call Chris at 352-246-1447 2-1-7-14
Java programmers with mySQL and SSL
exp needed (FT pos) Pay commensurate
with exp. Resumes: email@example.com
CF programmers with mySQL and SSL exp
needed, (FT pos) Pay commensurate with
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Come have Summer Fun!
Florida Elks Youth Camp
24175 SW 450
7 weeks $2100
June 4 July 21, 2007
www.flelks.org or 1-800-523-1673 ext 251
Donor Scheduling Representative
LifeSouth Community Blood Centers is look-
ing for energetic people to help maintain the
community blood supply! Representatives
will be responsible for contacting exist-
ing LifeSouth blood donors by phone and
scheduling appointments. The hourly rate is
minimum wage with a monthly incentive that
could increase your earning potential up to
9.00 per hour. All applicants must be avail-
able to work evening and weekend hours.
Please complete an application at LifeSouth
Community Blood Centers, 4039 Newberry
Road, or call 224-1740. Background check
required. EOE/DFWP. 2-6-10-14
Attention Degree Holders:
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simple ads online. www.DataAdEntry.com
Trustworthy person to pickup 9 & 12 yo from
bus & help w/homework. Tu Th 3:30-6:30.
Ref, reliable car, exp req. $12/hr. Resumes to
ABOVE GROUND POOL INSTALLERS
$10-15/hr. Training available. Truck a plus.
Just Works, Inc. 352-598-7198 1-31-5-14
Flexible hours. Must know infant CPR, de-
pendable. Call 264-1245 1-31-5-14
GREAT Opportunity for Student! Landscape
Co. looking for hard-working, dependable
worker with good driving record to start
ASAP. P/T, flexible hours. Competitive salary.
Please call 386-418-0431 1-31-5-14
PART TIME FILE CLERK FOR LAW
OFFICE, light typing, flexible hours. Fax let-
ter or resume to 352-380-0378 or by email to
The Princeton Review is seeking Office
Manager for approx 20 hrs/week, $8-$10/
hourly. Office located 1 block east of UF.
Send resume to email@example.com 2-
Internship Opportunity. Exactech, Inc, a
local medical device company, is seeking
an engineering intern to start immediately.
Primary responsibilities include gradient
column testing, improving testing methods
and instrumentation; & performing mechani-
cal design to support the hip system. Intern
should have good written and oral commu-
nication; work well in a team environments;
& be self-motivated and detail oriented.
Experience with Microsoft Word and Excel
is required, and experience with CAD and
FEA software is preferred. The ideal candi-
date will be a junior or senior student with a
major in mechanical engineering, biomedical
engineering, materials science, or a similar
field. Please submit cover letter and re-
sume to firstname.lastname@example.org. For
more information on Exactech please visit
Full-time barista wanted, beginning late
Feb. Good hrly, tips, and health insurance.
Top espresso bar training included. Cashier
and/or food experience helpful. Email job
history with dates, duties & contact info to:
Looking for PT outside account/sales rep.
Fun environment w/commission-based pay.
Contact Tom @ 379-9600 2-2-5-14
Optimetric assistant needed for busy office.
Must be available Th. 1-7:30 PM Fax avail-
ability & resume to 352-248-0692
Brand Protection Agency
Internet researchers needed for our
Growing Gainesville office. FT 9am-6pm
(M-F) Exp. in MS Office, and Internet.
Instrument Technician is needed for fast
paced work environment.
Responsibilities include cleaning, sterilizing
& restocking surgical instruments.
Ideal candidate will have basic knowl-
edge of MS Windows/Word/Excel, strong
organizational skills & attention to detail.
One year of inventory and/or warehouse
experience is preferred. Please submit
cover letter, resume & salary history to
email@example.com or fax 352-
378-2617. Visit our website www.exac.com.
Responsibilities include design, develop, and
enhance corporate web sites; manage day-
to day web content; write content for all web
sites; ensure web site architecture is user
friendly; develop and implement promotional
plans for web sites; and act as a liaison be-
tween Sales and Marketing and Information
Services. Candidates must have excellent
writing skills; experience promoting websites
and graphic and web design; and knowledge
of Internet technologies. A bachelor's degree
and 3 years experience in Internet writing
and web development is required. Send
cover letter, resume, and salary history to
www.exac.com for more information
Full/ Part time
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IMPORT AUTO REPAIR.BMW, Mercedes,
Porsche, Volvo, VW, Honda, Toyota, Nissan,
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HYPNOTIST-Stop smoking. Improve mem-
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Past life regression. Learn self-hypnosis.
Low Student Rates. Leonard Umans AAPH,
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EVERGLADE EQUESTRIAN CENTER
The countryclub for horses & owners.
Customer lounge w/full kitchen & bath. 250'
x 160' riding ring, round pen & jump pad-
dock. Lessons. 30 acres, 40 matted stalls, 19
separate paddocks. 24-hr security, 352-591-
3175 everglade-eqestrian.com 4-25-72-15
Want to be a CNA? Don't want to wait?
Express Training Services can get you certi-
fied under 3 wks! Hands-on exp, no videos.
Day/eve/wkend avail. Next class 1/22/06.
Class sizes limited. 338-1193 for details.
PERSONAL TRAINING 300 .
Personal and Group Training
Flexible Scheduling Exclusive Facility
Call for a free workout
All facilities & amenities: quality instruc-
tion. 15 min from UF. Jan at 376-7762.
Greathouse Equestrian Center. 4-25-72 15
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Search tutors for all UF & Santa Fe courses!
Exam reviews, problem solving sessions.
get the help you need! 2-5-20-15
HAIR BY GLENDA
High-lights 1/2 $65; Full $85
$10 off Haircuts 0 $50 off Hair Extensions.
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Interested in exploring all aspects of spiri-
tuality and its physical manifestations and
associations? Daring, eclectic group., Visit
us. firstname.lastname@example.org 352-208-2966 1-
FREE ENGLISH CLASSES 39th Ave NW
Faith Presbyterian Church / Night
Beginners to Advanced levels
Monday + Thursdays 7-9 PM
336-9514 email@example.com. 1-31-
HORSE BOARDING 1st Class facility.
Hunter ring wlrubber footing, cross-coun-
try course. Horses fed 3x/day. Prices:
$275-$400/mo. Hunter/Jumper lessons
avail. 20 min from UF. 359-4149 for info.
SPANISH Proofreading & Translation
Business, Legal, Technical Documents
Fast turnaround. 352-692-2689
First hour FREE. 10 years of experience.
Bi-lingual. Call Francisco at 352-494-8582
01f Health Services
HIV ANTIBODY TESTING
Alachua County Health Dept. Call
334-7960 for app't (optional $20 fee)
All Women's Health Center
Free Pregnancy Test
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ABORTION/ABORTION BY PILL (RU-486)
IV Sedation, Student Discount.
Well Woman Care & Birth Control
Bread & Roses Women's Health Center
Free Quit Smoking Class
You made the resolution, now find out how
to .u.rc.ed Free, one-hour class for faculty,
sta- arid students on Thurs, Feb. 8, 5:30-
6:30 p.m. Free 30-day supply of nicotine
patches to the first 10 registrants. Learn
more at www.healthygators.hhp.ufl.edu or
call 392-1161 ext. 1-4281. Pre-register by
Feb. 6. 2-6-11-16
Most Smokers Want to Quit!
Help is available. Find out about free
campus, community, and internet resources
.for quitting at www.ehs.ufl.edu/RiskMgmt/
Smoking.htm, or call 392-1161 ext. 1-4281
U | Personals
HIV ANTIBODY TESTING
Alachua County Health DeptrCall
334-7960 for app't (optional $20 fee)
FLASHBACKS PAYS CASH FOR CLOTHES.
We buy 10-5, M-Sat. Open to shop til 6. WE
ALSO BUY HOUSEHOLD ITEM.211 WUniv
Ave 375-3752. 4-25-72-18
Since 1977. Two blocks from U.F.
SAVE ON RAYBAN/SUNGLASSES
300 SW 4th Ave. 378-4480
Financially secure business owner seeks
companion. Email me for more information
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FREE GRE WORKSHOP-Monday-Thursday
Feb 5-8. Verbal sessions on Monday &
Wednesday 5-6:45PM. Math sessions
Tuesday & Thursday. 7-9PM. Gall 392-2010
to register & learn room location 2-5-5-20
FREE STUDY SKILLS WORKSHOPS.lhr
workshops. Offered weekly by UF Reading
& Writing Center. Topics include: test
prep/anxiety, improving notetaking, reading
speed, time management, memory. Go to:
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that," Donovan said. "But it was really kind of forgotten
and no one really said too much."
Bt that didn't stop Humphrey's own teammates from
"Oh, those guys killed him," Donovan said. "So did I.
Lee's such a good kid. He just kind of laughs and chuckles it
off. He's like Gomer Pyle or Opie. He gets embarrassed and
gives you that kind of country smile."
GET WELL, JOAKIM: Noah is feeling slightly better after he
took Sunday to rest and recover from the flu.
The junior forward started experiencing symptoms
after UF's game against Mississippi State, and he missed
practice Thursday and Friday but still played Saturday.
"After the Mississippi State game, I felt terrible," Noah
said. "During the game, I didn't feel too bad, but after the
"I'm not at 100 percent, but I'm OK."
game I started getting a fever. I'm not at 100 percent, but
Donovan said he would talk with trainers Monday to see
if the forward needs one more day to rest from practice.
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Former UF pitcher takes job at Sante Fe
By EVAN DREXLER
Replacing the first coach a
program has ever had is no easy
It's even harder when that
person coached for 22 seasons.
That's the job former UF pitch-
er Johnny Wiggs took last fall
when he became the new coach
of the Santa Fe baseball team.
Harry Tholen, a legend in the
program, coached the Saints from
1982 through 2006 with a three-
year hiatus from 1986 to 1989.
Tholen's No. 13 is hanging on
the left field wall of the Santa Fe
baseball field directly under the
It is the only number on dis-
But Tholen, now managing
the SFCC fitness center after re-
tiring last season, thinks Wiggs is-
a great choice.
"Johnny, first of all, is very
energetic," he said. "When all is
said and done, they made a great
And Wiggs is not without
credentials. Born in 1967 in
Lakeland, Wiggs played base-
ball, football and basketball at
After high school, Wiggs
pitched at Valencia Community
In his sophomore year, while
Tholen was on hiatus, Wiggs
transferred to Santa Fe.
He started with six straight
wins and signed with UF to play
his junior and senior seasons.
But why did Wiggs transfer to
Gainesville, of all places?
His father played baseball for
That was the kind of relation-
ship they had a competitive
Wiggs was competitive from
the start of his life. He credits his
father, Howard, for making him
Dad never went easy on Wiggs
in any sport, be it pickup basket-
ball with his eight younger broth-
ers or pingpong in the house.
When Wiggs first defeated his
father at pingpong at 12 years
old, he rejoiced like a champion.
"It was like a Super Bowl cele-
bratioh," he said. "As difficult as
it was losing to him-a lot, it really
made me driven to compete and
Wiggs was a crafty left-hander,
small in size but good at locating
In his junior season, he com-
piled an 11-3 record and helped
take the Gators to their first ever
College World Series.
UF lost but finished the season
fifth in the country after experts
picked them to finish seventh in
the Southeastern Conference.
"Johnny, first of all, is very
energetic. When all is said
and done, they made a
Former SFCC coach
"To be one of the top eight
teams in the country, from the
team that was picked seventh in
the SEC, we overcame a lot of
odds and played well together,"
Wiggs said. "Pitching on ESPN
was a big thrill."
Wiggs had another great year
in his senior season, finishing
But that wasn't enough to
get selected in the Major League
His small size and lack of
pitching speed caused scouts to
But soon after the draft, Wiggs
was contacted by scout Luke
Wrenn, the same man who would
later tell the Boston Red Sox
about one-time UF shortstop and
future World Series MVP David
Wrenn, with the Seattle
Mariners at the time, offered
Wiggs a minor league contract
with the Class A Bellingham
(Wash.) Mariners. Wiggs took
the contract. He was named MVP
of the team in 1989 and as a re-
ward, he spent four days with the
Seattle Mariners, a team that had
Randy Johnson and Ken Griffey
Jr. on the roster.
"It really motivated me to
work extremely hard,"" Wiggs
said of the trip to Seattle.-
Wiggs moved up to Class AA
by 1992 but had a bad first month,
and the Mariners released him.
He was picked up again by the
Detroit Tigers, but voluntarily
retired shortly after.
Soon Wiggs was the pitching
coach for SFCC under Tholen.
"That's when I got hooked,"
Wiggs said. "That's when I
caught the disease to coach.
Coach Tholen was awesome to
work for. He put a lot of faith in
me and gave me a lot of time to
work with the pitching staff."
After a stint with UF as a grad-
uate assistant, the MLB strike of
1994 got him a brief contract with
the Class AAA Pawtucket Red
He pulled his groin and was
released shortly after.
He then became the pitching
coach at Jacksonville University
In January 1999, he was of-
fered the head coaching position
at Polk Community College, near
where he grew-up.
"It was sort of home for. me,
Wiggs said. "The opportunity
to be a head coach was tremen-
He coached there for seven
and a half years.
Then, when Coach Tholen re-
tired last year, Wiggs had to ask
his family, which then included
his wife and three daughters,
if they would agree to move to
After receiving an emotional
OK from his daughter Brittany,
13, he put in his application.
"They knew how special this
place is and what an opportunity
it is to grow up in Gainesville,"
SFCC Athletic Director Jim
Keites said that the coaching
search was very difficult.
He received between 50 and
After narrowing the field to
five candidates, Wiggs made an
impression on the seven-person
screening committee, of which
SFCC pitcher Billy Whitaker was
"He's the guy that really stood
out to us," Keites said. "He earns
the respect of the players quickly.
If the kids respect you, they'll fol-
low your lead."
Wiggs' ability to recruit at
Polk also helped him in the com-
mittee's eyes, Keites said.
Tholen, surprisingly, did not
have any say in who his replace-
ment would be.
"I preferred to stay out of the
process," Tholen said. "It's not
my team. They did a great job in
the selection process."
Wiggs is quickly on his way to
a successful first season.
The Saints (3-0) swept a dou-
bleheader against South Georgia
College on Saturday and won on
the road on Monday.
"I think Johnny's going to do
a great job with this year's ball
club," Tholen said. "Things are
going to get nothing but better
It's his program now.
Wiggs now has the chance to
leave his own mark.
Maybe one day, they'll lfang
his No. 17 jersey right next to
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First-year Sante Fe baseball coach Johnny Wiggs is off to a 3-0 start.
The former UF pitcher faces a tough task in replacing Harry Tholen.
SFCC cements win with five-run ninth-inning barrage
* BOBBY MUNOZ HIT HIS FIRST
HOME RUN TO SEAL THE GAME.
By EVAN DREXLER
The Johnny Wiggs era is still perfect for
the Santa Fe baseball team.
After a slow beginning, SFCC scored nine
runs in the final four innings to defeat host
Hillsborough Community College 9-2 in a
Monday afternoon contest.
The Saints (3-0), already up by two runs,
capped the day with a six-hit, five-run ninth
Ryan McKenzie, the No. 8 hitter, got the
inning started with a single.
Johnny Kirkland followed with a sacri-
fice bunt that turned into a single.
Next, leadoff man Eugene Garnett
slapped a pitch inside the right-field line for
a two-run triple.
Then, shortstop Bobby Munoz stepped
to the plate and hit his first home run of the
season over the left field wall.
"It felt good," Munoz said. "It was kind
of to seal the deal at the end."
Munoz credited Garnett for allowing him
to relax in the at-bat.
It is easy to hit when there is a man on
third with only one out, he said.
Every Saints starter recorded a hit in the'
contest, and two players off the bench also
contributed hits to give SFCC a team total
Munoz, Garnett and Bobby Uzdavines
had two hits each.
"We spread the wealth
a little bit," Wiggs said.
"The two-run homer was,
sort of the exclamation
"i point. We really put the
AiM game out of reach."
K Relief pitcher Ryan
Kirkland Wolfe (1-0) picked up the
win for SFCC, but closer Rene Guerra got
the Saints out of a jam in the bottom of the
Guerra came in with men on first and
second bases and no outs.
After allowing a sacrifice bunt to go for a
hit, Guerra clamped down.
He struck out the next batter, caused a
pop out to the catcher and struck out an-
other batter for the third out.
"I really thought that was the pivotal part
of the game," Wiggs said.
Guerra threw 42 pitches in four innings
and only gave up a solo home run inrthe
Starter Brandon Neff did not figure in the
The Saints continued their perfect de-
fense in the game, committing no errors.
"It's a godd way to start off the season,"
Munoz said, "to get some confidence go-
1 l i 1 t" l <
TUESDAY, JANUARY 30, 2007
Time heals old bike wound
SHumphrey wreck still gossip-worthy
By JENNA MARINA
Alligator Staff Writer
For UF coach. Billy
Donovan, Jan. 29, 2006, was
just another day until his
"Here I am on a treadmill
running, getting ready to go
to a team dinner, and I get a
phone call," Donovan said.
"'Lee Humphrey flipped
over the handlebars and he's
got a dislocated shoulder.'"
Monday marked the anni-
versary of Humphrey's infa-
mous bicycle accident when
he fell riding off a curb.
Most of the players and
Donovan didn't realize a
year had passed since the
all of them
Basketball what they
on that fateful day.
"Everybody was taped
and getting ready to go out
to practice," senior forward
, Chris Richard said. "We got
in the film room and got
ready to watch film, and the
coaches told us that we got
the day off and to go home,
come back and we all were
going out to dinner as a
The players did as they
were told, but they soon
heard of the accident and
many of them thought it was
"Lee is Lee," for-
ward Corey Brewer said.
"Everybody was like, 'He
didn't have a bike wreck.'
But he did. If you knew Lee
Humphrey you'd be like,
'Yeah, he did.'"
Joakim Noah didn't need
any convincing because
he saw the banged-up
Humphrey with his own
"I was in the training
Casey Lawson / Alligator
Senior shooting guard Lee Humphrey drives during the sec-
ond half of UF's 91-66 victory at Auburn on Saturday.
room when it happened,"
Noah said. "He came in, and
he was laughing about it but
hurting at the same time. So
it was like he was laughing,
but he was crying."
Once the team knew
Humphrey would be all
right, the Gators went out
to dinner at Yamato Japanese
"That's the only thing
he was mad about not
being able to go out to eat
afterward," Richard said. "It
seemed like he didn't even
care about his shoulder being
messed up. He was just mad
because he missed one of the
UF would travel to
Mississippi two days later,
and Donovan remembers
counseling Humphrey before
the game about the harass-
ment he might endure from
"I tried to get him pre-
pared going on the road
because I figured there'd be
training wheels or bicycle
handlebars and things like
SEE BASKETBALL, PAGE 22
New digs for Gators
By ALEX WEINTRAUB
This season, if the Gators find
themselves down in the bottom of
the ninth and with their last hope
at bat, McKethan Stadium might
rumble a little bit louder than it has
in previous seasons.
It's not an acoustics trick, but
rather the sound of an extra 1,000
fans cheering on the team.
In the last year, McKethan
Stadium and the Gale Lemerand
Center have undergone a $13 mil-
lion renovation. -plan that added
1,000 seats to the already 5,000-plus-
person capacity stadium.
The renovations are expected to
be completed by the time UF opens
its season Feb. 9 against Virginia
"The more people you have in
Gator country, the better it is for us,"
junior relief pitcherJosh Edmondson
said. "(The stadium) is just more in-
viting to people now."
In addition to adding the seats,
the changes included a new locker
room, an indoor bullpen and batting
cage and new coaches' offices.
The stadium also boasts a re-
furbished plaza located behind the
home plate stands.
"I think the new renovations
are amazing," junior first-baseman
Bryson Barber said. "Its totally dif-
ferent from last year. We can hit all
day and night in the cages."
This season will be the first time
the Gators will have their locker
room located in McKethan Stadium.
In seasons past, the Gators'
locker room was in the Lemerand
Center, located next door.
UF will also be switching its dug-
out from the first-base side to the
third-base side when the construc-
tion is complete.
The completed renovations will
be a welcome sight to most fans who
spent much of last season trying to
the maze of
It is also a
blessing to some
Edmondsoof the Gators
played last season without a locker
"Just having it increases team
unity," Barber said. "You take it for
granted when you have it."
Edmondson also sees several ad-
vantages in the new locker room.
"It's awesome," he said. "We can
go in there and do our homework,
take a nap and watch TV. We're in
there every day now."
Edmondson also said the new
indoor bullpen and batting cages
will give the team an edge.during
the wet summer months, when the
team can practice indoors.
$13 million renovation plan
Approximately 1,000 new seats
New locker rooms, first time ever inside McKethan
New training facility
Bullpens and batting cages
First game. Feb. 9 against Virginia Military Institute
Last season: 28-28, 10-20 Southeastern Conference.
last in the SEC East.
Key returning players
Matt LaPorta SR., 1B.
.259.14 HR, 38 RBI
Brian Leclerc SR., OF.
.262, 3 HR, 25 RBI
Brandon McArthur JR., I
.262, 2 HR, 20 RBI
Bryan Augenstein JR., R
9-5. 3.07 ERA
Kim Wilmath / Alligator Staff
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