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VOLUME 100 ISSUE 90 THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2007

CLAS DEBACLE


English faculty worried by CLAS situation


By VINCENT MASSARO
Alligator Contributing Writer

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences'
five-year plan to reduce the deficit may be
reworked, said Interim Dean Joe Glover, but
its shadow still looms over cautious faculty in
the English department.
After learning of the proposed cuts in the
English department, some professors decided
-to interview for jobs at other schools. Although
the college decided to create a committee to
work on a new plan to get it out of a $4 million


deficit, professors fear the damage done by the
original plan is irreparable.
"Basically, we were slapped in the face,"
English professor Richard Burt said. The fac-
ulty is here by choice, he added, and could go
elsewhere.
Interim Chairman of the English depart-
ment Ira Clark said about half a dozen of the
60 professors in his department are pursuing
positions at other universities. It's normal for
one or two professors to be on the job market,
he said, but not this many.
One associate professor in the English


department, who spoke to
the Alligator on the condi-
tion of anonymity for fear
of reprisal, said he expects
an offer in the next few
S weeks from the university
he interviewed with.
The professor, who has
Clark been at UF for more than
five years, said he was
recruited by a department familiar with UF's
financial situation. Although he was asked to
apply for positions in the past, this is the first


time he actually did so while at UF. He said
professors like himself, who are thinking of
leaving, distrust the upper administration, not
the department.
"People are not just looking to bail," he
said. "They're thinking that they're not going
to have a future here."
He gave four reasons why professors are
looking for jobs elsewhere:
Micromanaging by UF Provost Janie
Fouke and President Bemie Machen.
SEE PROFESSORS, PAGE 5


Black History Month


starts with celebration


Members of the Masterpieces of a Missing Empire perform a dance routine at the opening ceremo-
nies for Black History Month in the Reitz Union Grand Ballroom on Wednesday evening.


* TWO STUDENTS WERE
AWARDED SCHOLARSHIPS.

By ALEX TIEGEN
Alligator Staff Writer
atiegen@alligator.org

When Geraldine Williams-Smith
enrolled at UF 44 years ago, she was
one of only 14 black students attend-
ing the university. Four years later,
she became the first black woman
to graduate from the College of
Journalism and Communications.
On Wednesday, she passed on her
legacy to a new generation of black
students in the form of a scholarship.
"Tonight, I'm trying to be a step-
ping stone by helping others who
came alone," she rhymed.
Williams-Smith, a former writer
for Ebony magazine in South Africa,
lent a bit of living history to the Black


History Month kick-off celebration.
More than 100 guests watched as
Williams-Smith presented $500 schol-
arships to two journalism students.
The celebration also included dances
from different eras of black history
and spoken-word performances.
"Tonight, I'm trying to be a
stepping stone by helping
others who came alone."
Geraldine Williams-Smith
UF alumna

The month's highlights will in-
clude a keynote speech by Martin
Luther King III, a step show and a
performance by Bob Marley's son,
Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley.
More than $50,000 was spent on
the month, said Lisa Clarke, execu-
tive director of Black History Month
festivities.


'Lifestyle centers' popular across U.S., but not in Alachua


SpringHills complex faces local opposition


By DREW HARWELL
Alligator Staff Writer
dharwell@alligator.org

Across the country, massive open-air
shopping developments dubbed "lifestyle
centers" are all the rage.
Around the county, however, they're


just enraging.
SpringHills, a lifestyle center planned
for unincorporated Alachua County, has
county residents and the Gainesville City
Commission up in arms over its massive
size, traffic issues and environmental
volatility.
But if the nationwide trend continues, if


may just be a matter of time before county
residents have another place to shop.
Like conventional malls, lifestyle
centers are home to big
Around stores, big parking lots
GaineSville and big money.
The differences come
with the fact that lifestyle centers shun
roofs for open sky, mix restaurants with
retail and are home to trendier, more up-


scale shops than traditional malls.
They're also nationally fashionable. The
International Council of Shopping Centers
reports that there are 149 in the country,
with about 75 percent of those built within
the last decade.
Locally, they aren't so popular. The
Gainesville City Commission has publicly
objected to the center, with Commissioner
SEE MALL, PAGE 5


In a game that
was marred by five
technical fouls, the
No. 1 UF men's
basketball team
defeated No. 24
Vanderbilt 74-64
Wednesday night
at the O'Connell
Center. See story,
pg. 19.


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UF President
Bernie Machen
is researching
faculty opinion
on the minus
grade option, but
he is not likely to
veto it. See story,
pg. 8.


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Pants and Gator parties to face off in Spring election


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By JOANNA BLAZ
Alligator Writer

The Gator Party announced Student
Body Treasurer Ryan Moseley as its presi-
dential candidate for the Spring Student
Government election while students lined up
for the UF men's basketball game in front of
the O'Connell Center Wednesday.
"I'm a Gator just like you," Moseley said
to students, stressing that he will try to create
more channels of communication between


SG and students.
Moseley will face Bruce Haupt, the presi-
dential candidate for the Pants Party, in the
election, which will be held Feb. 27 and 28.
As of Wednesday, Gator and Pants were
the only political parties registered for the
election. The deadline to register is today at
noon.
Although Haupt admitted his party was
a joke last semester, he stressed that this year,
Pants is serious.
"(SG) presidents are now just agreeing
with administration," Haupt said. "Students
aren't getting exactly what they want."
The party's president, David Meyrowitz,
said he and Haupt want to create a party that


will represent the student body's diversity.
"We want to be exposed to a greater vari-
ety of ideas," Meyrowitz said.
Both parties will announce their candi-
dates for treasurer and vice president after
an interviewing process, which is open to
all interested
Student Government students.
Elections The inter-
views for both
parties will be held Friday, Monday and
Tuesday in the Reitz Union.
Although neither party has developed a
set platform, each presidential candidate has
goals in mind.
Moseley announced that he will introduce


several initiatives, including one allowing
students to pick which speakers Accent, SG's
speakers bureau, brings to campus.
"We're looking to create opportunities (for
students)," Moseley said.
Meyrowitz said the Pants Party is also
focusing on meeting students' needs, but
added that the party is largely fueled by its
dissatisfaction with SG.
"It pained me and sickened me that our
one-time democratic Student Government
could be turned into a one-party system,"
said Meyrowitz.
He said he decided to get involved with
Pants when he found out that only one party
was running for office this semester.


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Gators tag grabs


most sales in state


By ERIN EHRLICH
Alligator Contributing Writer
This year UF defeated the
Bruins and the Buckeyes to win
national championships. Now
they've got the panthers and the
dolphins beat too.
UF's specialty license plate
was the state's bestseller last year,
topping the "Protect the Panther"
tag, according to the Florida
Department of Highway Safety
and Motor Vehicles.
More than 90,000 of the UF
tags, which commemorate the
Gators' 1996 national champion-
ship in football, were sold, beating
the previously top-ranked panther
plates by more than 2,500.
Money from the tag sales go to
the university. Last year, UF got
about $2 million, said Joe Hice,
UF's associate vice president for
marketing and public relations.


"It's pretty impressive," Hice
said. "It's just another way for
Gators to give back to the univer-
sity."
Since UF's first tag was released
in the late 1980s, nearly $30 million
has been raised, according to the
department's figures.
Florida State University ranked
fifth and was the
U F closest univer-
Ii? a *.-:E '..i sity on the list,
followed by the
University of
Miami, which was 14th.
Other states Maryland,
Virginia and Tennessee offer
similar UF plates.
A new UF license plate for
Florida, released in early January,
promotes UF's "Gator Nation"
campaign. The new design fea-
tures the gator head logo with the
words "The Gator Nation" under-
neath it.


p Five Specialty license Plates

Top Five Specialty License Plates


UF
Number Sold: 90,436

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"Our feeling is, have the Gator
Nation behind you wherever you
go," Hice said.
The tag makes no mention of
UF's recent national champion-
ships because UF officials wanted
it to encompass all of the universi-
ty's accomplishments, he said.
And the design was picked


before the football championship,
so including that wasn't a choice,
he added.
The top design choices were
shown to some students, faculty,
staff and Gators fans, and their
opinions were an important factor
in picking the tag, he said.
Stefanie Sherrill, a chemistry


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she got a car her second year at UF.
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tached to the school," Sherrill said.
She's also attached to her li-
cense plate.
"I'm gong to keep mine, but
maybe other people would like a
new one," she said.


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Students learn about rules of off-campus living


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Gainesville Police Department officer Shannon Wallace-Giles explains rules for responsible partying to
students during a forum on city codes Wednesday afternoon in the Reitz Union.


By DANIELLE TORRENT
Alligator Writer

True or false: I don't have any
grass on my front lawn. I can park
anywhere.
The answer is false.
From occupancy violations to
parking transgressions, students
had the chance to discuss what is
illegal according to Gainesville's city
codes with a panel of experts in the
Reitz Union on Wednesday.
The forum was lead by code
enforcement officers Mike Wohl and
Lorie Podolsky, as well as Shannon
Wallace-Giles, a community re-
source officer from the Gainesville
Police Department.
Most of the forum focused on
noise ordinances the tools city of-
ficials use to quiet or kill parties.
"You are temporary in a neigh-
borhood of permanent- people,"
Wallace-Giles said. "You need to be
a good, peaceful resident in their
neighborhood."
Instead of the previous 90-day
rule, noise violations now last 365
days from the date they are issued.
Following a warning, the conse-
quence of noise heard 200 feet from
the owner's property is a fine of
$125.


"If you want to have a party, have
a small one," Wallace-Giles said.
The panelists also discussed the
importance of respecting neighbors,
especially in areas that also have
family homes.
"After you have a party at night,
make sure you have everybody pick
it up," Podolsky said.
UF sophomore Andrew Floyd
said he heard about the forum
through a mass e-mail from the Off-
Campus Life division of UF's Dean
of Students Office.
Though Floyd said
Student he had attended a simi-
lar informational meet-
ing in the past, he said
Wednesday's was more informative
because it was interactive and held
during the day, bringing out stu-
dents who didn't have class.
Floyd said he was unaware of
some ordinances, such as the policy
dictating that no more than 40 per-
cent of one's front yard space can be
designated for parking.
"They really answered the ques-
tions about what our rights were,"
said Floyd, who has been living off
campus since the summer of 2006.
About 30 students participated in
the forum, which took place in the
Reitz Union, Room 286, from noon
to 1 p.m.


Cuts prompt some English professors to seek other positions


PROFESSORS, from page 1

The removal of John Leavey from his posi-
tion as English department chairman without an
explanation.
General hostility from the upper administra-
tion.
And the five-year plan, which called for re-
duced faculty, money and teaching assistants in
four departments English, mathematics, phi-
losophy and religion.
"The five-year plan didn't seem to be consis-
tently about anything except finger-pointing," the
professor said.
He doesn't understand why the college decided
to make cuts in the English department when it re-
ceived a good external review last year. The depart-
ment itself has no debt and The Chronicle of Higher
Education ranked it eighth in faculty scholarly
productivity nationwide in 2005.
"At this point, I can't recruit people (to UF) with
a good conscience," he said. "I think it would be
unethical. I feel bad for the people I recruited last
year."
Ed White, undergraduate coordinator and as-
sociate chairman of the English department, said
faculty members feel like they're being punished
for the financial mistakes of others.
"I think the central administration is clueless
about the morale problem," he said. "We're going
to see more people leave this year and even more
next year unless there is a dramatic change, and
then it may be too late."


Another professor in the English department,
who spoke to the Alligator on the condition of ano-
nymity because she is concerned that her comments
would be used against her in salary negotiations,
said she hopes to hear from the university she ap-
plied to within the next week. Like the other profes-
sor, she has been asked to apply in the past, but this
is the first time she has done so.
"Do I have any trust that the upper administra-
-tion can provide a good environment for me to
teach and do research? ... No,"
4 she said.
This English professor, who
.- .. has been at UF for more than
ten years, said that even though
S 'i professors are applying to other
i. ., .&' schools now, next year will be
,',' ^ ':L, the decisive year for the depart-
White ment.
"In my case, it might be too
late (to keep me from leaving), but I don't think the
damage is done for all faculty."
Amid calls to fix the five-year plan, Glover met
with graduate students and the English department
faculty last week to spread the word that the plan
was being reconsidered.
Clark said the meeting gave him hope that
CLAS officials will recognize what the department
has achieved. However, White said the preliminary
budget for 2007-08 that was announced by the
dean's office at the end of last week matches what
was called for under the original plan.
"What that means," he said, "is that the five-year
plan is in effect, despite the rhetoric."


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Improving nearby roads to cope with SpringHills traffic to cost about $120 million


A LL m p 1 the last. So why the fuss?
from page 1 Estimates for the cost of up-
dating adjacent roads to cope
Jack Donovan equating the with the increased traffic have
mall to a nuclear bomb. County been calculated at about $120
residents have also coordinated million.
intense efforts against the de- Coalition members have also
velopment through their group, protested the vastness of the proj-
the Coalition for Responsible ect: about 1.5 million square feet
Growth. of retail space, 500,000 square
SpringHills isn't the first or feet of industrial and office space,


"The community was
extremely for it."
Dianne Slotnick
Avenue Viera general manager

more than 2,200 residential units
and about 625 hotel rooms.
Other developments similar
to SpringHills around the state


aren't getting the same negative
reception.
The Avenue Viera, a life-
style center that opened near
Melbourne in 2004, is about
550,000 square feet, accord-
ing to general manager Dianne
Slotnick.
Like SpringHills, it was
planned for an unincorporated
area of the county that was fairly


undeveloped and taken up most-
ly by residential neighborhoods.
However, unlike SpringHills,
it received very little community
resistance.
"The community was ex-
tremely for it," Slotnick said,
adding that county leaders main-
tained a close relationship with
the complex.






6, ALLIGATOR E THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2007




Empty talk

Joint meeting doesn't

solve problems
o the Student Government-City Commission joint meeting
Tuesday night told us a bunch of stuff we already knew.
For years now, traffic congestion has been a major problem
throughout the city, and the answer has always been "bicycles,"
to quote City Commissioner Rick Bryant. But what is being
done to encourage bicycle use throughout the city? Not much.
Sure, there are proposals to widen bike lanes and add cycling
paths but there's no money to do this. It's a safe bet that the
commission will pay to improve traffic signal synchronization
before they'll improve road conditions for bikes.
But if the roads are improved and there's less traffic, more
people will choose to drive instead, of bike. Which will only
increase traffic. It's a vicious cycle.
The other aspect of this problem is that it's often just not safe
for cyclists on the roads. Case in point: McNair Bostick, a UF
.graduate student, who was killed last August while riding his
bike on Southwest Williston Road. There's a lack of driver edu-
cation about how to share the road. Encouraging more people
to bike to school and work won't help this problem it'll just
compound it.
The other issue is that the roadway projects planned by the
commission would cost $92 million, but only about $30 million
is available. Sure, a countywide gas tax might alleviate this, but
there will never be enough money to fund every project. Rather
than leading us on, the commission should concentrate on fix-
ing the traffic lights, like they've pledged for years, and stop
making empty promises about improving biking conditions.
After the commissioners left, SG passed another expensive
bill. This one dedicates $72,000 to the SG Computer Lab for 40
new computers and one printer. But why is it that the SG lab is
the only place on campus to print for free?
The whole system would be much more efficient if printing
were free campuswide with a certain limit, of course. Then,
students could use the Library West's beautiful new computers
to print for free instead of us paying to completely overhaul the
SG lab every few years.


The odd couple


T wo senators, a
Republican and a
Democrat, have
teamed up in the best pos-
sible way: Sens. John Warner,
R-Va., and Carl Levin, D-
Mich., have taken their two
separate resolutions oppos-
ing President Bush's plan to
increase troops in Iraq and
combined them into one that
- hopefully a majority of
the Senate will support.
Both Democrats and
Republicans are tired of
this war just like most
of America but until
now, the two senators were
fighting each other for the-
support of their colleagues.
Compromises were made
to reach this agreement, of
course. But with any luck,
the outcome will be success-


ful for everyone except
Dubya. And what's a little
embarrassment for the White
House when we can prevent
this war from getting worse?
The resolution will give a
six-month time limit to show
significant improvements in
Iraq before stronger actions
are taken possibly includ-
ing troop withdrawal.
This is a great step to-
wards prohibiting Bush to
send more troops to Iraq.
But it also shows that when
two sides work together,
they can get more done than
they could alone. It's a lesson
we've all known. since pre-
school but it's one we of-
ten forget. Kudos for the little
senators that could and of
course, we hope their resolu-
tion passes.


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Campaign spending
T he primaries are bursting with an assortment of can-
didates, but don't fool yourself. America becomes
less of a democracy every year. America is some-
thing different altogether something I'm going to brand
a "Wealthocracy."
In 2008 we, the voting people, will choose from a well-
bred herd of millionaires. In fact, if you can't raise $100
million, you're not a serious candidate for presidency. And
wealth involves more than just money you need con-
nections, status and, preferably, sex appeal. Apparently
democracy isn't for everyone.
Officials of the Federal Election Commission predict
the two candidates who make it to the 2008 showdown
will have raised more than $500 million apiece. That
sounds like a figure Dr. Evil would name as the punch
line to a joke in "Austin Powers." Unfortunately, no one's
.laughing.
In the 2004 presidential elections, President Bush raised
$270 million and Sen. John Kerry $235 million. Bush even
honored his largest donors by naming them his Pioneers
and Rangers. I wonder how long this man has been using
morale-boosting rhetoric.
Sen. Hillary Clinton has already turned down public
funding for 2008, confident that she can raise $150 million
from private donors. Other candidates from both parties
are following in her footsteps. There is an overwhelming
trend toward taking donations solely, from companies,
friends and, more recently, hedge-fund owners.
Here's how public funding works: If a primary candi-
date raises an initial $100,000, he or she receives federal
money to match the first $250 of each donation. Even larg-
er grants are given for the general elections. All said and
done, this could mean up to $123 million per candidate.
Where does the money come from? Us, the taxpayers.
Every April 15 on our tax return, there's a little box you
can check or not check that allocates $3 for public
funding. Only 10 percent of Americans surrender the $3.


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The other 90 percent choose to
spend that money on a gallon of
gasoline.
As far as private donations go,
each individual donor can give
up to $2,100 for the primaries and
another $2,100 for the general elec-
tion to their candidate of choice.
But private donors don't just
give money, they function as fiscal
and emotional cheerleaders, form-
ing personal relationships with the


candidate.
It's no surprise that all this money and support is
aimed at the most promising candidates of our two major
parties not the candidates representing less popular
parties, or God forbid, those running on their own steam.
The only reason we ever suffered the sight of Ross Perot
was his wallet.
All these private donors aren't giving money out
of good spirits they expect future political favors.
Everyone has their own agenda. Unless we can rid
American politics of corporate leanings, it will never be an
honest institution.
It is only fair to demand that public funding be the
only available way to raise money for an election, even
if it means requiring the $3 contribution. That would at
least undermine corporate-political partnerships, if not
dismantle our Wealthocracy.
But there is an even larger issue here. Why not cap all
election spending? It's predicted that we will spend more
than $1 billion on the 2008 presidential election. Wouldn't
it make more sense to put that money toward the issues
these candidates are supposedly fighting for?
Todd Portnowitz is a junior majoring in English. His col-
umn appears on Thurdays.


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


Reader -epon
Today's question: Does encour-
aging biking help the city's traffic
problem?


Wednesday's question: Should
Arnold Schwarzenegger be allowed
to run for the U.S. presidency?


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High-density development best way to cure traffic woes
I'm writing in response to Wednesday's article "SG, City
Commission talk transportation." If the city of Gainesville is
actually intent on reducing traffic and creating a pedestrian-
friendly urban environment, then they need to concentrate on
improving the existing options and limiting the city's footprint.
Traffic signal improvements will only improve roadway capac-
ity and will do little to discourage residents from driving daily.
The city should aim to severely curtail its urban sprawl by
creating higher-density developments that encourage citizens
to walk or seek alternative forms of transportation. Creating a
sustainable environment is more than conservation. It involves
careful urban planning to reconstruct a city that is readily ac-
cessible to human beings rather than vehicles.
Gabriel J. Lopez-Bernal
4EG



Nonsmokers should not have to deal with smokers
In response to Dan Burroughs' column "UF shouldn't bully
campus smokers," yes, smokers do have the right to smoke,
but nonsmokers also have the right to walk around campus
without having to worry about breathing in unhealthy fumes.
Maybe there are some students who overreact to the situation,
but there are students who do not wish to inhale smoke or


smell cigarettes. That also has to be respected and should
be respected above the right to smoke. Smoking disturbs the
peace, and it kills. It doesn't matter how long you sit in front of
a smoker, the smoke still kills. With that in mind, nonsmokers
should, in self-defense, be able to slap a smoker's cigarette out
of his or her hand.
Also, as Mr. Burroughs stated, "give me a break." That's
exactly what a smoker will say if you ask them to move away.
They will not politely respond to you because they will feel like
their rights are being violated. So by all means, restrict smoking
on campus. Period!
Gary Colon
1LS



City expansion encroaches on residents' neighborhood
Stephen Foster neighborhood residents are very concerned
about a proposed expansion of the city's vehicle maintenance
compound. Springstead Creek flows through this site and then
into the neighborhood, and toxic run-off from vehicles and the
mosquito treatment of retentions could filter into the creek.
Springstead Creek contributes water to the Hogtown Creek
Basin, and its water flows directly into the watershed that
provides our drinking water. The city's proposal requires a
150-foot buffer of forested wildlife habitat but large trees


THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2007 E ALLIGATOR, 7


will be removed. This will result in an unsightly view from
the neighborhood. The compound expansion will also increase
noise and odors in the area and reduce property values.
The city's mission statement says, "We are committed to
providing exceptional services that enhance the quality of life
for the Gainesville community. ... We will provide responsible
stewardship of the city's assets and resources. We will meet the
... environmental needs of current citizens without compromis-
ing the ability of future citizens to meet their own."
By cutting down a wildlife habitat, jeopardizing the health
of our creek system and causing a decline of property values in
a single-family residential neighborhood, the city is not adher-
ing to its mission statement.
How the residents of the Stephen Foster neighborhood are
treated- with regard to our concerns about quality of living in
our neighborhood sets a precedent for how all problems and
concerns of citizens will be addressed by our city officials and
the city's Planning Division staff.
If you share the concerns of the residents of Stephen Foster
neighborhood about this expansion proposal, please attend the
Development Review Board hearing Feb. 8 at 6:30 p.m. in the
City Hall Auditorium, 200 E University Ave. Ask the board
to deny the city's petition to expand the vehicle maintenance
compound.
Susan Fairforest
Gainesville resident


If we want political change, we must raise big questions


Americans understand that their nation
has major problems, their political
process has major flaws and their lives
have major difficulties. They realize that solu-
tions will not come from career politicians or
party faithfuls.
Some voters are waiting for a long-term
vision and courageous goals. Others those
who have been tricked into throwing their
political chips down on short-term gambles
- are hoping for some political messiah to
miraculously save them.
Instead of wasting time examining political
candidates as if they were American Idol con-
testants, we should start by asking ourselves


one question: What do we hope to gain from
presidential elections?
We should weigh candidates in terms of
who will be most effective in addressing ev-
eryday needs. People need shelter, transporta-
tion, health care, education and a planet that
will continue to sustain them.
Chipping away at these surface issues
-requires a politician who has skill, influence
and a thorough understanding of the political
process.
After that, we have to gamble on hope.
Presidential elections can shift the mindset of
our society. We can slam our collective fist on
the table and demand that the greatest nation
in the world act as such.


Mike Belle The example we set
Speaking Out through a determined
effort to heal, house,
educate, feed and em-
power our entire population could burgeon
our positive impact on the world. We can
,shout for true equality one that snuffs out
the assumption that inequality is behind us
and refuses anything short of the complete
freedom of self-determination for every single
American.
To translate our hopes into a single election,
we must back leaders who speak those hopes
today. Only long-shot candidates like Dennis
Kucinich or third-party candidates like. the
Libertarians are doing so. Unfortunately, spe-


cial interest groups invest heavily in every ma-
jor candidate and both major parties in order
to maintain a status quo that benefits them.
We don't have to define victory in terms of
a single election. If Kucinich placed a strong
third in the Democratic primaries, it would
make a strong statement about the hope of
our nation. Or if Hillary Clinton provided the
country with strong, yet moderate, leadership,
it would contribute heavily toward empower-
ing a large portion of our citizenry.
In any case, we surely won't accomplish
anything by creating and consuming buzz. We
must ask serious questions about our political
process if we hope to get serious results.
Mike Belle is a UF alumnus.


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8, ALLIGATOR I THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2007


Machen seeks input on minus-grade proposal


By JESSICA DaSILVA
Alligator Writer
jdasilva@alligator.org

Though there is a possibility UF
President Bernie Machen could veto
the Faculty Senate's minus-grade
proposal, some faculty and student
leaders don't think he will.
Faculty Senate Chairwoman
Danaya Wright said she thinks
Machen is just trying to ensure he
hears all sides of the story.
"I think he's in support of the fac-
ulty making this decision and he's just
collecting more information," Wright
said. "I don't anticipate that there's
going to be any problems."
Wright said she was glad Machen
was seeking input from students
because the Student Government offi-
cials who presented their case against
the proposal handled it irresponsibly.



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Machen could not be reached for
comment Wednesday.
Wright said that when she spoke
at the Student Senate meeting in early
December, she extended an invitation
to two students to address the Faculty
Senate, one in support of the proposal,
the other in opposi-
tion.
However, she
said SG officials did
not bring anyone
who was in favor of
the proposal.
"They missed
Wright the point of the
exercise, which
was to talk about it on an intellectual
level," Wright said. "They may feel
that this is incredibly important in
their lives, but grading is a privilege
of the faculty."
She added that the students who
attended the meeting did not have


useful data to support their case.
"As much as I think it's important d.
that they have a say, I don't think eCO1 -" \o
their response was at the level that G1 iat .
we would expect," Wright said. "The r ,adep -
way in which they handled the mi- 00 -
nus grade (presentation) was not at '+ \ '
the level that they've handled other 3. 7
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Weiss, who wasn't present at the \
meeting, said that while he supported 2.67
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proposal's implementation. 2.00 .
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compelling, the chances are very \
slim," Weiss said. "My hope is that \
upon further research, he'll find that .0 -
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best interest of the students."
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passed a resolution expressing their
opposition to minus grades. Kim Wilmath / Alligator Staff

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Last weekend, many UF students flocked to Tampa to
celebrate pirate life at Gasparilla. The most important
mission: Get the beads.

"American Western" is set to make its world premiere at
the Constans Theatre tomorrow. The play was written
by a UF alumni and is set against the backdrop of the
war in Iraq and the homosexual civil rights movement.


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Toniht Live Music:
To ni: Common Grounds: Mr. Lif, The Abs, 10 p.m., $10
Orange and Brew: The Most, Fick, Officer Flossie, 8 p.m., free
Theatre and Film:
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Reitz Union Cinema, film: "Monsoon Wedding," 8 p.m., 10:30 p.m., free


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Constans Theatre, play: "American Western," 8 to 10 p.m.
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you love Cuban food or are tired
of fast Latin food, you have to try
Virtually Cubani
Mon-Fri 1 lam-9pm.
Sat.Sun -Closed.
Catering info and full mernu
available at virtuallycuban.com

Deli
Gator Dawgs
Try one of our 15 different styles of
hot dogs. New York. slaw, reuben.
bacon cheese, Chicago Serving great
burgers made fresh daily and Great
Deli Sandwiches stuffed with over a
1/4 pound of meal All made fresh
to order. Veggie dogs and veggie
chili Available. Ice cold beer 1023
W Univ 378-4368 Open late on
weekends. Open 11AM 7 days

Gelato
The Gelato Company
The Gelato Company specializes
in homemade gelato, sorbets,
paninis, sandwiches, and salads.
We make 20-25 flavors fresh
daily, ensuring the utmost freshness
and wide variety. Come check
us out in downtown Gainesville
next to Harry's. Live pianist
Friday and Saturday We caterl
www Ihegelaalocompany.com 352.
373-3153
Open Mon-Wed 10am-12am,
Thurs.Sal 1 Oam-3am, Sun I Oam.
10pm
Live pianist Friday and Saturday
We Caler.


Leonardo's 706
Serving gourmet pastas,
California pizzas, fresh fish,
steak, chops, salads, and
desserts. Live jazz 7:30pm
Monday and Thursday. Sunday
brunch 10:30am featuring
international brunch buffet with
never-ending mimosas starting at
I OOpm Open 5.1 1pm Mon
Saturday Sunday Brunch 10
30am. Dinner 4.1 1pm Call
378-2001 for reservations or
carry-out Or visit our website at
www leonardos706 com

Hookah Lounge
Farah's on the Avenue
A landmark since 1980 Serving
lunch & dinner in our glass
atrium or dine by our replace
Gainesville's premiere Hookah
Lounge Famous for our award.
winning wings, burgers, steaks,
and gyros Large mediterranean
menu Drink specials daily Enjoy
our cozy Hookah Lounge We sell
only the finest of pipes, natural
charcoal and premium tobacco
Mon-Tues I lam-1Opm Wed-Sat
1 lam-midnight Closed Sunday.
378-5 T79 1 120 W Unisersity
Ave. Next to Bank of America


Japanese

Bento Cafe
Look for our new location on
Archer Rd Next to PJ s coffee
3830W Newberry Rd Suine
15 Royal Park Plaza (neAt to
Gator's Dockside) Enloy sushi,
rice bowls, noodle bowls and
bento boxes Try our Bobo tea
with over 30 different flavors
First in Gainesville in a trendy.
hip atmosphere Open everyday
11 am- 10.30pm. Carry-out or
dine-in. Check out our menu at
Gatorfood com. 377-8686

Latin

Flaco's
Known for tasty food and great
prices,_we are proud to serve
the best cubans and ropa viela
around Open till 2:30am W S;
Located right downtown across
from -08


La Fortuna Latin
Market & Deli
There's a new Latin store &
restaurant in town! Come lasle
the unique Latin Amencan dishes
and purchase your Latin groceries
at the same time. Enjoy our daily
hot Latin menu and try different
cuisines from a different Latin
country every Saturday. 125
NW 23 Ave Suite #9. We also
have Rio Envia (money transfers)
notary services, and we are
now a SPRINT agent for cellular
phones
(352) 371-9496


Gyros Plus
1011 W. University Ave. 11-10
Mon-Sun 336-5323. We have the
best Falafel, Tabouli, Hummus,
Baba, Grape Leaves & Gyros-beef
or chicken. Fresh smoothie bar
& Baklava. Pita Bread Bakery at
2401 SW 13th ST., 372-4995. We
sell hookahs, parts, charcoals, fine
tobacco and halal meat.

Mexican

Burrito Brothers Taco Co.
Hang out on the nicest patio
in town while enjoying the best
made to order, made from
scratch Mexican food. Serving
Gainesville for 30 years. 1402
West University Avenue behind the
Presbyterian Student Center
Open 7 days. 11AM to 10PM
352-378-5948
www burriiobroj com

El Toro
You've had the rest, now try the
BEST Mexican food in Gainesville
Loved by Gators past and present.
Best homemade salsa in town.
Open 7 days a week for lunch and
dinner 1723 SW 13th St Take
oul and catering available Call
376-6989


Tapas

Tapas 12 West
Having difficulty commirtingg Let
your tastes roam w'lhout fear
of censure. Our appetizer sized
and prced tapas inspired by
cusines the world over. will have
you partaking of more than one
dish at a meal Share orders with
Friends and send your tastes on
a world tour. We re operated by
award-winning staff of Steve's Cafe
Americain Courtyard. 12 West
University Ave. 377-9468


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same friends infiltrate local venues
as Umoja Orchestra. Saturday,
they'll release their first album.
"At first, there were no expec-
tations of starting a real band,"
drummer Evan Garfield said.
From the band's size to the mu-
sic genre the musicians play to their
tight friendship, Umoja Orchestra
is not typical in any way.
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has 10 official
members but
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Other guest art-
ists on the stage.
The musicians
play world
music, draw-
ing inspiration
from numer-
ous regions,
including Latin
America and
Africa, and they
are inspired by
diverse musical
genres, such as
funk, soul and
jazz. The term
umoja means
"unity" in
Swahili.
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to see one mem-
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chestra without
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because besides being bandmates,
they're also best friends.
"Music is just a medium for
our friendship," bassist Michael
Pedron said.

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around town, playing Frisbee on
the Plaza of the Americas or eating
at their favorite restaurant, Flaco's
Cuban Bakery and Coffee, the
band members can be found at the
"Umoja Republic."
The Umoja Republic is the
home of Pedron, Garfield and
saxophonist David Borenstein, but
Pedron said the rest of the band-
mates practically live there. They
have a group of roughly 80 friends,
he said, who are also a part of the
Umoja family.
Many of the terms they use to
describe their lives are inspired
by Nigerian musician and hu-
man rights activist Fela Kuti, who
created the musical genre called
Afrobeat. Kuti lived in a commune
called the Kalakuta Republic.
At the Republic in Gainesville,
there is a garden where the band
practices a form of sustainability by
growing oranges, carrots and beets.
The group is also internationally
conscious.
Last summer, they went on a
temporary hiatus, and six of the 10
members traveled to five different
countries.
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me. I didn't want to jump to any conclu-
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Maybe I've met someone! I'm going to
play it cool, but this seems like it could
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ly at a show. Even though his arm was
draped across his girlfriend's shoul-
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my direction.
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has no spine and doesn't know how to
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and brought them back to each
other," Pedron said.
Several returned with new in-
struments, but all brought new per-
spectives to revamp their mustc.

Umojia OrAestra does not have
one songwriter. The band's cre-
ative process is very natural and
collaborative. One person plants a
seed that the rest fertilize, Pedron
said. Sometimes they borrow
themes from other artists today
tribute, but much of their work is
completely original.
The members of Umoja agreed
they enjoy performing live the best
because their music feeds off of
the energy and movement of the
audience.
"Our live show is just as much
created by the audience as by our
music," Pedron said.
As more and more people asked
to buy their music at shows, the
band members realized they were
overdue to make a CD. They spent
two full days during Winter Break
recording at Avalon Recording
Studio in Port St. Lucie.
Umoja Orchestra's CD release
show is Saturday at The Side
Bar. Native Imports and Miami's
Suenalo Sound System will also
perform. Suenalo Sound System
is a band that Umoja members say
they look up to, and it means a lot
that they are one of the opening
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3BR/2BA Triplex-1 block from campus.
Major reduction in rent
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Looking Glass Apartments
111 NW 16th St. Office 376-1111
4-26-72-2


Rockwood Villas
2BR/2BA for rent, W/D, all appliances, $475/
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2-19-30-2

2 miles SW of Vet School & Shands at 3320
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w/large oaks, quiet prof complex. Pets ar-
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377-2150 Iv mssg. 2-2-10-2

$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
2-7-20-2

Cakes and Pies and Golden Fries!
Ventura has a nice surprise!
Let us pay $200 of your January Rent!
2 bedrooms available
Pets welcome/Open Saturdays
Ventura Apartments
1902 SW42nd Way
352-376-5065
4-25-70-2

Bike to UFI 2/2.5, 2-story condo
in popular community w/pool/fym
Unit is 1 year new. Move-in ready.\
Furnished Optn; FULLY NEGOTIABLE
352-281-1437; 352-692-1104 2-7-12-2

1BR/1BA apartment. Large screened in
porch. W/D hook-up. Pets ok. Rent $500/
MO. Sec deposit $500. 3300 SW 23rd St.
Apt #2 Call 371-3473 2-2-15-2

1BR/1BA No lease, open courtyard. 2 miles
to UF. On bus line, quiet neighborhood, next
to park. Free water. No pets $430/MO +$430
security deposit. Call 374-7175 2-2-15-2

2BR/1.5BA Bellamy Forge, clean, new
kitchen & baths, W/D, pool, tennis, ceiling
speakers, water & pest control inc. & more.
No pets, smoke free. $850/mo 352-495-
0101 2-12-20-2


For Rent
a l unfurnished

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

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

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

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

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

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-
8209 2-8-15-2

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

WALK TO DOWNTOWN 3BR 1BA
Newly remodeled duplex, new flooring,
W/D hookups, screen porch, $795/rent
623 SW 3rd Street
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
www.turlingtonrealestate.com 2-2-10-2

Near UF *
4 BR/3BA House Fireplace Newly
Renovated Kitchen Available Aug 1st, 2007
Manny @ 352-317-4408
2-2-10-2

Walk to UF *
2BR/1 BA Wood floors Washer & Dryer *
Dishwasher 2 parking permits on premises *
Avail Aug 07 Manny @ 352-317-4408
2-2,10-2


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1BR/1BA avail Jan 1st, carpet, CHA,
screen porch, on site pool, fitness club-
house, laundry, close to UF, 'shopping,
entertainment, on bus route, pets ok, utils
incl rcc1965@hotmail.com 904-814-6976
2-2-10-2

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
4-25-58-2

HOUSES! 1 to 4BRs $450 $1500, all close
to UF & on bus routes, W/D hookups,
hardwood, central AC, porches, pets OK,
see photos @ rentalworkshop.com 870-
0904, 318-4553 2-7-11-2

1 & 2 bed cottages & apts. $520/mo.
Central AC,-W/D hookups, close to down-
town & UF, cuteA MUST SEE! See photos
& info @ www.rentalworkshop.com 352-
870-0904,3184553 2-7-11-2

Pickwick Park
3BR/3BA townhome, washer/dryer connec-
tion. $850 per month. Please call 375-1111.
2-6-10-2

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 orwww.bivenscove.com
4-25-65-2

Across from Shands/UF
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/
mo. 2-7-9-2

$310 Huge room in HOUSE + -1/3 utilities.
Big 12 x 13 sq ft room, HBO, W/D, wireless.
Publix, Oaks Mall 2 min away. Safe location!
No pets please. Dartram Woods. Call 561-
310-3450 2-2-5-2

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
www.turlingtonrealestate.com 2-2-5-2

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
www.turlingtonrealestate.com 2-2-5-2

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
2-8-10-2

BLOCKS TO UFe3BR houses from $1400
*4BR houses from $160003BR patio
homes from $130004BR patio homes from
$16000 1-2BR apts from $475 Ample park-
ing. DalyProperties.com, Carol 377-3852
2-26-20-2

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
2-5-5-2

***HORSE LOVERS***
4BR/2.5BA on 5 acres, pool, 2 workshops,
horse boarding next door, miles of trails.
Minutes to UF. $1750/MO 335-6855
2-5-5-2


$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-
4988 2-12-10-2

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
2-28-22-2

PET'S PARADISE No app or pet fee.
Townhome. 2BR/1.5BA. Privacy fence,
modern appliances. CH/AC 1000 SDW 59th
Terr. Leave detailed message 352-331-2099
$550/mo. 2-13-10-2

DUCKPOND DUPLEX $700/mo 2BR/1BA.
Spacious, carport, very clean, carpeted,
CHA,-DW, ceiling fans, W/D, furn. Safe
(burglar bars) No dogs. 922 NE 6th Ave.
Avail now! 352-376-0080 or 352-284-3873
2-28-21-2

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

**LUXURY APTS**
CLOSEST TO CLASS
2BR/2BA available for Fall
www.LookingGlassApartments.com
111 NW16th St. #1. Call 376-1111
4-25-56-2

**** 10 BLOCKS TO UF ****
Quaint 1BR/1BA apts in historic Victorian
house. Huge rooms, screened porch, wood
floors, high ceilings, pvt entrance. $525/MO.
376-2184. 225 SW 3rd. Ave. 2-7-5-2

Duck Pond Studio Loft Apartment
$500/mo. Avail now thru July 31. Quiet
neighborhood. W/D. Nonsmoking female
preferred. No dogs. Call Jen 352-514-8084
2-7-5-2

Avail Aug. 1. 4BR/3BA House. Only 2 years
old, fireplace, wash/dryer, vaulted ceilings,
private, dishwasher, $1500/MO
2108 NW 8th CT. 339-2342 2-7-5-2

Avail Aug. 1. 4BR/2BA house. Hot tub, fire-
place, washer/dryer provided, fenced back
yard, screened deck, carport. 3413 NW 8th
Ave. 339-2342 $1600/MO 2-7-5-2

Avail Aug 1. 3BR/2BA home in nice neigh-
borhood, carport, fenced yard, washer/dryer,
dishwasher, pets ok. 4100 NW 14 Place.
$1000/MO 339-2342 2-7-5-2

Avail Aug 1. 4BR/2BA house. Pets OK.
Privacy fenced backyard, washer/dryer
provided. Game room. $1250/MO 339-2342
1330 NW 39th St. Call for directions.
2-7-5-2

Avail August 1. Very nice 4BR/2BA house
on large private lot, back deck, fireplace,
garage, washer/dryer provided, ceramic
tile floors. Alarm system 2606 NW 34th St.
$1400/MO 339-2342 2-7-5-2

Avail August 1. 3BR/1BA house. Short bike
to campus. Washer/dryer provided, small
garage for storage, fenced yard, wood floors.
$1100/MO 924 NW 9th Ave. 339-2342 for
directions. 2-7-5-2


Ul Subleases


AVAIL NOW RENT NEGOTIABLE
1 B/B INA 4BED/4BATH, FEMALES
Pool Tennis Courts, All Utils Incl
CALL 954-762-3048 / 954-567-2701
2-5-20-3

FEB RENT FREE
Right across from Library West. $492/mo
+ 1/3 utils & TV & wireless internet. Large
parking lot. Avail Feb 1 July 31. Call 352-
870-3666 2-5-14-3

LIVE DOWNTOWN
1 BR/1BA sublet avail mid Feb-May
$729/MO can extend new carpet/app
Pool. Arlington Square. 617-905-0340
E-mail rebeccawillming@gmail.com
2-1-10-3


uFor Rent 1 For Rent
unfurnished J II unfurnished


Sublease ASAP at Campus Lodge
2BR/2BA Available
Fully Furnished
$500/MO NEGOTIABLE
Contact 305-898-6651 2-23-20-3


1 BR/1 BA 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
2-5-5-3

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 nia1787@ufl.edu
2-12-10-3

1BR SUBLEASE DOWNTOWN! Avail March
4 fully furnished, steps away from coffee
shops, good eats, bars. Arlington Square.
mferro14@ufl.edu 2-7-5-3

****Sublease available Now-Aug****
1 female in 3/3 needed. $450/MO (Everything
incl & furnished). Close to UF/SFCC. Call
239-839-4838 or email:peachly@ufl.edu
2-7-5-3

Need a Place FAST?
Short term Lease Available!!
$450/MO all inclusive!!
Large house, close to UF/SFCC
Call Claudia 352-246-6552 2-14-10-3

$345/MO neg /FEB rent FREE at Ivy House.
All utilities included. Furnished. 1 block from
UF. No security deposit. Female only. Avail
ASAP! Call Lisa 303-815-2490 2-7-5-3

CAMPUS CLUB. AVAILABLE NOW
Free rent for February. All utils incl. Seconds
from 1-75 & Butler Plaza. Mins from UF or
SFCC. Fully furn & ready to move in! 321-
947-0075 1-21-22-3


Jl Roommates


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


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

FEMALE ROOMMATES NEE-ED
(2) for 4/2.5 new townhouse, 10 min from
UF by car or bus, all included $425 954-557-
4769/baezwpa@beHsouth.net. 2-23-54-4

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. Cll 352-
284-7304 2-5-20-4


U l Subleases

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: anrao@ufl.edu. 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
2-2-10-3

AVAILABLE NOW!
Spacious 1BR/BA at Campus Lodge, all
utilities included and fully furnished. Fe iale
only. $509/mo total. Contact 352-8717022
2-7-10-3

SUBLEASE AVAILABLE ASAP
Picadilly Apts. 1 bedroom $550/mo. Call
Anastasia 352-870-4707 2-1-5-3








14, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2007


al Roommates


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
waelder@bellsouth.net 2-5-20-4

Unfurn 1BR w/pvt BA in 2BR/2.5BA 2 story
Southfork Oaks condo. Near Target/Oaks
Mall/UF. Quiet M/F, NS, student/prof. No
pets 2 cats on premises. $425/mo + 1/3 utils.
Neg on lease length. 352-284-3961 ASAP
2-2-17-4

ROOM FOR RENT
$3Wi/MO INCL ALL UTILS
Large yard, quiet neighborhood. Call Mike
372-7387 2-5-10-4

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
2-5-10-4

Roommate(s) needed for spacious 3BR
house w/office. Fully furn. Walk to UF, bus
stop right next to house & a large yard. No
lease to sign. Cheapest rent in Gville. Call
Steven 772-418-9047. $300/mo + 1/3 util.
2-6-10-4

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

Rockwood Villas Newlyremodeled 2/2, has
1BR avail for male student. Non-smoker.
W/D & fully furn except BR. Will furnish if
needed. $400/mo + 1/2 util. Free local phone
& wireless interest. Call Nancy 352-494-6110
2-6-10-4

LEXINGTON CROSSING
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 1BR/1BA in a spacious 2BR/2BA.
Bellamy Grand. NS, no pets. Walk-in closet
& balcony. Gated comm w/pool & gym.
$440/mo + 1/2 utils. 954-559-7022, Iv msg.
2-1-6-4

Quiet Students Preferred; bus/bike ride to
campus; $450 incl utilities, phones, internet,
cable; W/D; 239-216-3557 2-1-5-4

Master BR avail in huge home. 2 profs need
mature 3rd. Digital, wireless, W/D, yard serv,
2 bus rts, quiet area. SW Gville. Avail Mar -
July. $450 + utils. davem@ufl.edu 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. 2-6-8-4

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 roop 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 for4/2.5 home in NW. 1.5
mi from UF. $450/mo includes utilities, cable
TV, internet & W/D. N/S & no pets. Call 284-
0771 2-2-6-4

1BR in 2BR/2BA QUIET/CLEAN
NW fully furnished condo. 15 min to UF,
wirelks, pool. $375 + util. perfect for grad
students. Call Miguel 514-6616 2-1-5-4


all Roommates


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-
21-20-4

Roommate needed for 3/3 twnhse in gated
comm. Lg BR W/pvt BA& walk-in closet. New
appliances, carpet & paint. All amenities &
utils incl. 24hr gym, pool, Bball, HS internet,
cable w/HBO/SHO $550 954-483-4597 2-
9-10-4
Female roommate wanted for 3BR/2BA
house in quiet area with 2 prof. students. W/
D, garage, big yard, big kitchen. $350 + util.
call Heather 561-512-3643. 2-2-5-4

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-
1095 2-5-5-4

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
1-26-15-4
M/F needed to share 4BR/3BA remodeled
house in nice neighborhood w/UF students.
beautifully furn, clean! Must see! Screen
porch, fenced yard, quiet. NS, no pets. Share
BA. BR unfurn, $350/mo, or furn, $385/mo. 4
mo OR 8 mo lease. $250 sec. 386-212-1578
1-24-5-4

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
2-12-10-4

Roommate wanted in a 4BR/4BA condo.
Private room and bathroom. Close to UF &
shopping. On bus rte. $425/mo + sec dep.
No pets. Free utilities, cable and internet.
Call 514-3398 2-13-10-4
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
2-6-5-4

Responsible female roommate needed to
share 2BR/1BA duplex. Quiet neighbor-
hood near Royal Park Theaters. $350/MO +
1/2 utils. $100 deposit. Call 352-870-6172 or
352-373-6787 2-7-5-4

Sublets and Rooms Available
All Florida Areas: All Major US Cities
Browse available Rooms FREE!
www.MetroRoommates.com
1-877-For-Rent (367-7368) 2-1-1-4

Roommate to share 3BR home
2 miles from UF. M or F. $450/MO. All utilities
included 904-703-5253 2-7-5-4

FEMALE ROOMMATE WANTED FOR
2/2 furnished townhome condo near Oaks
mall. Built in 2004, very nice. Smoke free.
$500 +1/2 utilities. Call 727-642-5102 2-
7-5-4

Roommate wanted for 4BR/3BA house off
NW 16th Ave. Between SFCC & UF. Cox
Cable tv & internet, DW, W/D. New carpet
& ceiling fans. Over 20 years old please.
$380/mo. Utilities included. 352-328-4995
2-7-5-4

THE ESTATES MONTH OF FEBRUARY &
MARCH FREE! Male roommate needed in
a 4/4 1313 sq. ft. all utilities included, gym, 3
pools, very nice and clean. Only $535/MO
954-873-5514 2-14-10-4
1 Female needed to share 2BR/1.5 BA.
15 minutes to UF campus
Includes TV and water fee. Unfurnished.
$325/MO 352-870-9437 or 352-870-9435 or
e-mail: niesophiajing@hotmail.com
2-14-10-4


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home and much more in the ALLIGATOR
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buyers! Mastercard and Visa accepted over
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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,
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Newly renovated 1 & 2 BR units starting
at .$99,900 (as-is at $86,900). Steps from
Shands, VA, Dental School, New Cancer
Center & more! Visit mmparrish.com/serv_
constructionl5.cfm or Call 352.372.5375.
2-28-132-5


A peaceful, sophisticated lifestyle. 1, 2 & 3
BR luxury townhomes in pool community
with many amenities. Priced from $159,700.
Great upgrades and bonuses available. Call
352.377.4977 or visit MagnoliaPlaceTowndo
miniums.com.
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Completely renovated 1, 2 & 3 BR condos
literally across 34th Street from campus. Visit
www.cazabella.com or Call 352.373.3583.
2-28-132-5


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


1BR 3 blocks to UF & Shands. Newly re-
modeled, central A/C, W/D, luxury kitchen,
tile/Pergo, DW, very clean. & private, big
BR, ample parking, first floor, on bus route.
$105,000. 352-362-6410 2-5-25-5


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


Woud You Like to Live Near UF?
Stop Renting, BUY NOW!
Free List of Available Homes
www.HomesNearUF.com
Campus Realty 336-3900 2-8-20-5


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


FSBO mile from UF!
Awesome 3BR/2BA house
Comply renovated, sep liv/fam rm
Reduced to sell at $219,000
1617 NW 10th Terr. 352-538-7879
2-26-30-5


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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
2-27-30-5


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BRAND NEW CONSTRUCTION 3
BLOCKS FROM UF Classic New Orleans
appeal with state-of-the-art luxury.
20 units still available. Prices starting in the
Mid-$200's. Call Eric Wild at 870-9453
12-6-72-5

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

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

University Terrace West 4BR/4BA condo.
Ground floor, fully furnished. $187,000. W/D,
pool, on bus route, 3800 SW 20th Ave. Near
Butler Plaza. Call Steve @ 352-586-6468
2-28-25-5

COUNTRYSIDE CONDO FOR SALE
$179,900. 4BR/4BA, tiled living area, &
kitchen. Clean & well maintained. Call Cesar
352-870-8459. Owner/Licensed Realtor.
ERA Trend 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

BUY CONDOMINIUMS/TOWNHOMES at
affordable rate & FREE AIR TICKET TO
EUROPE & HAWAII. Call Nalini Pandey at
352-514-3398. ReMax Prof. Free consulta-
tion appt. 2-27-20-5

READY TO SELL YOUR CONDO/HOUSE?
Advertise in MLS & magazines. Huge dis-
count & free air ticket to Europe/Hawaii. Offer
expires March 31st, 2007. Free consultation
appt. Nalini Pandey 514-3398. ReMax Prof.
2-27-20-5

2 4/4 condos close to UF.
Oxford Terrace & Countryside.
Great investments. Great locations.
Great living. Owner financing available.
727-463-1976 2-28-20-5


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THE PALMS
C ( ,N 0o '1 I N.N I 0 'l
New 2BR/2BA condos. Prices starting
in the $260,000's. Guaranteed Parking.
Completion Spring 2008. Reserve
Yours Today! Call 352.372.5375. Great
Financing Opportunities Available. Visit
www.mmparrish.com for information on other
available properties! 2-28-20-5



a 1 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


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BED FULL SIZE $75 ORTHOPEDIC
Pillow-top mattress & box. New, unused, still
in plastic w/warranty. Can deliver. Call 352-
377-9846 4-25-72-6

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

BED KING $170 PILLOWTOP
mattress & box springs. Orthopedic rated.
Name brand, new, never been used, in
plastic with warranty. Call 352-372-8588 Can
deliver. 4-25-72-6

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

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

BEDROOM SET. 7pc Cherry, Queen/ king
bed, dresser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, chests
avail. Dovetail const. New, in boxes. Can de-
liver. Retail $6500, must sell, sacrifice $1400
(352) 372-7490 4-25-72-6

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

DINING ROOM Beautiful cherry set w/table,
6 Chippendale chairs, hutch & buffet. New,
still in boxes. Retail $5200, sacrifice $1100.
Must sell. Can deliver. 352-372-8588 4-25-
72-6

FUTON Solid oak mission-style frame w/
mattress. New, in box. $140 332-9899

DINETTE SET 5pc $85 Brand new in box.
Never used. 352-377-9846 4-25-72-6

**BEDS -ALL BRAND NEW**
"Full $80 Queen $100 King $170**
Orthopedic pillow-top sets. Brand name
matching sets not used or refurbished. Still
in plastic, direct from factory! 352-333-7516.
4-25-72-6

BED- QUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mat-
tress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand
new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver.
$100 352-377-9846 4-25-72-6

Bed- All New King! 3pc Orthopedic pillowtop
mattress set. Brand NEW, still in plastic with
warranty. Can deliver. $170 352-333-7516.
4-25-72-6

BEDROOM SET- $300 BRAND NEW
Still in boxes! 6 pieces include: Headboard,
2 Nightstands, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must
sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 4-25-72-6

FUTON $60 Solid Oak Mission Style. With
plush mattress $140. All brand NEW still in
box. Can deliver. 352-333-7516 4-25-72-6

Pool Table Gorgeous 8" All wood table.
Leather pockets, Italian 1" slate, carved legs.
Brand new still in crate. MUST SELL Retail
$5500. Sell $950. Can deliver 352-377-9846
4-25-72-6

Hot Tub/Spa $1295 Brand New Loaded!
Waterfall, LED lights, cupholders, 110-v
energy efficient with warranty. Free delivery,
MUST SELL 352-372-8588 4-25-72-6

Bed-FULL size pillowtop mattress & box.
New, in plastic, warr. Can del. $80 317-4031

Sofa $185 Brand new! Love seat $150 still in
pkg. Can del 352-333-7516
4-25-72-6




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

*Beds *Full mattress & boxspring sets $49
Queen sets $89 *Single sets$39 *King
sets $99 Ofrom estate sale. 376-0939/378-
6005 Call-A-Mattress 4370 SW 20th Ave.
4-25-72-6

BEDS FUTONS FURNITURE
Quality furniture at reasonable prices.
Morrells Furniture Outlet,
140 NW 6th St. 352-378-3400
Shop ONLINE at www.morrellsfurniture.com
4-25-72-6

Color TV 19" $40 La-Z-Boy recliner $40 *
full size bed $50 large dresser, solid wood
$75 0 old wood stove (ornamental) $60 0
gas weed-eater $40 0 old magazines Aero
Digest 1945-1953 over 50 $95 0 335-5326
2-5-13-6

2 Stieffel table lamps, brass; 2 large table
lamps, pink stone; 2 blue swivel rockers;
1 lithograph, Cuban; 1 lithograph, Arizona
scene; prices are negotiable. 376-6998,
rhooper@sfcc.net 2-1-5-6

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
352-262-2439 2-2-5-6


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


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

Computer Help Fast A+ Computer Geek
House/Dorm 59 min response. No waiting/
unplugging/hassels. $30 Gator discount w/
ID. Certified MCSE Technicians. 333-8404.
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4-25-72-7

GATORNERD.COM
- Computer/laptop repair
-Virus, spyware, hardware
- Fix it for $44
- Home/dorm 352-219-2980 4-25-72-7

COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS
Network specialists
We buy computers and laptops
Working and Non-working
378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street
4-25-72-7

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
4-25-72-7

DATA RECOVERY & Forensic Analysis
Professional, Reliable Work
Law Enforcement Officer
BS Degree, A+ Certified Technician
DataTriangle.com, 352-231-3300 5-15-73-7

REFURBISHED INSPIRON
600m laptop w/brand new 120 GB harddrive.
All original disks included. $400 Call 407-
963-5014 2-2-4-7


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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
2-5-5-8



0 Bicycles

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

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


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

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

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

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

55 GALLON AQUARIUM, sump, stand,
many, many extras $475.
Hood, lighting for corals $350.
Call for more details 352-215-0056 2-2-5-10

KIMBALL SPINET PIANO
Beautiful Cherry finish in French Provencial
design. Includes bench. Evaluated @ $2000.
Asking $1400. Call 375-2678 2-7-5-10


1 Motorcycles, Mopeds)

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

***SOLANO CYCLE***
Scooters from $899. Largest selection from
KYMCO, Daelim, Hyosung, Adly, Go-Ped,
Schwin, others. 2 yr warrantees.
3550 SW 34th St 338-8450 solanocycle.com
4-25-72-11

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

***GatorMoto***
We have moved to a temp. location as we
await the completion of our new state of the
art facility. We still have new scooters start-
ing at $1199. lyr Warranties. We also service
ALL brands of scooters. Pickup Available.
Low Labor Rates. Free estimates: 376-6275
4-25-72-11

SCOOTER SERVICE
New Scooters 4 Less has LOW rates and
services on any scooter. Pickup/drop off
avail. $19.99 oil change and tune ups.
Call us! 336-1271 4-25-72-11

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


******** CASH PAID 00000000
For MOTORCYCLES OR SCOOTERS
Newer or Older 0 Running or Not
Fast & Convenient 0 Free Pick Up
Call today 352-441-0442
2-28-37-11

'05 Yamaha Zuma Scooter
Excellent Condition. Practically Brand New.
Asking $1700 OBO. 352-745-2409 2-8-
10-11

YAMAHA 04 VSTAR 650cc
Blue saddle bags sissybar 2500 miles garage
kept perfect. Shands commuter $4000. Dave
378-9624 Email: Welchdsl@bellsouth.net
2-2-5-11
2005 Vespa Granturimso 200L Scooter
Vintage green, mint! 200cc, 1k miles, disc
brakes, windshield, trunk, matching helmet,
floormat. $4200 352-846-1374-wk,
386-462-1500-hm 2-7-5-11


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*FAST CASH PAID FOR ANY CAR*
*Running or not!*
*NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS
*Over 10 yr svc to UF students
*Call Don @ 215-7987 4-25-72-12

CARS -CARS Buy*SellOTrade
Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes
Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars
3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com
CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150
4-25-72-12

OVER 50 IMPORTS UNDER $10,000
SELECT MOTOR CAR
THE YELLOW BUILDING
2715 N MAIN 377-1616
Swww.selectmotorcar.us
4-25-72-12

$500! POLICE IMPOUNDS!
HONDAS, CHEVYS, TOYOTAS, ETC.
For listings 800-366-9813 ext 4622
4-25-71-12

Grand Opening
Sunrise Auto Sales
3630 N Main St.
352-375-9090
Buy Here, Pay Here 4-25-72-12
Sunrise Auto Sales
3630 N. Main St.
352-375-9090
No credit check
Bring W-2s and Drive home today. 4-25-
72-12

Sunrise Auto Sales
352-375-9090-
$2000 off all financed vehicles
Warranty available
Wide selection of vehicles 4-25-72-12

Sun City Auto Sales
2306 NE Waldo Rd
352-338-1999
Buy Here, Pay Here
No credit check 4-25-72-12

Sun City Auto Sales
352-338-1999
Bring W-2s & drive home today
Wide selection of vehicles
$2000 off all financed vehicles 4-25-72-12

JUNK CARS HAULED AWAY!
0** FREE 0 FREE 0 FREE* Free9*
MUST HAVE TITLE! METRO GNV ONLY!
CALL DON 215-7987 4-25-72-12

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

CARS FROM $29/MO!
Hondas Chevys 0 Jeeps and more!
$0 Down, 36 Months @ 8.5% apr.
For listings call 800-366-9813 ext 9765
4-25-72-12
05 TOYOTA COROLLA LE
AC/Heat, Power Door Locks/Steering/
Windows, Tilt Wheel, Auto trans, Cruise
Control, Multi CD, radio, great condition,
8600 miles. $13,500. Call Che 319-621-5848
2-2-3-12


93 VOLVO 850
201k, runs great! A/C, cd changer, regular
service, new front brakes, rear calipers,
excellent tires, records incl. $1900 Cal Hilda
352-225-1520 2-5-5-12

98 Pontiac Grand Prix 4 door silver
AC CD automatic Pow. Window & loc,, tilt,
leather, sweet ride. $5000 OBO,
352-494-9576 2-7-5-12


In Wanted


THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY
NEEDS VOLUNTEER DRIVEAi
Transport patients to/from treatments
Must have valid driver's license,
safe driving record & attend training session.
Call 352-376-6866 ext 114 for more info.

On going volunteer needed: Blind lady need
trans on Sundays only to Mass @ Queen
of Peace Catholic Church or St. Augustine
Catholic Church. For more info. call 219-
6948 I live in the Tower Rd. area 2-2-60-13

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

ASSISTANCE FOR BLIND LADY living in
the Tower Rd area. Need volunteer compan-
ions for EVENING WALKS and SATURDAY
MORNING TRIPS TO ANGEL GARDENS.
Prefer females. Please call 352-219-6948
2-2-60-13

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

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

LAW STUDENT VOLUNTEER
To assist inmate pro-se w/divorce. Expenses
paid. 1-845-947-2384. Write to David
Sussman, JO6481, Charlotte C.I. Oil Well
Rd. Punta Gorda, FL 33955 2-1-1-13


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25-72-14

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-392-2908 ext. 105
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Attn Smokers! Earn at least $7/hr Smokers
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Family medicine Dr. in solo practice seeks FT
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5-15-14

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25-66-14

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LPNs, CNAs, HHAs also seeking office man-
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352-692-2899 2-1-10-14

National Call Center is looking for customer
service representatives all shifts available
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within 1830 NE 2nd St hours of 9am 4pm.
2-28-34-14

FLOWER SHOP HELPERS
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LA FIESTA MEXICAN RESTAURANT
Hiring hostesses, wait staff, PT/FT cooks,
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NW 10th Place between 2 & 5pm everyday.
2-16-20-14

PT YARDWORK, $9/HR
Experience w/equipment preferred.
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Entertainers/Instructors
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PT, 4-15h/wk, $9/hr, flex 12-5pm, depend-
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Graphic Artist Needed
Knowledge of Adobe a must!
Reliable & Creative
flexible hours
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
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Stipends and travel expenses are part of
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OFFICE HELP PT 15hrs/wk, $6.75/hr. Flex
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PROJECT MANAGER TRAINEE
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20-20-14

ASSISTANT WEBMASTER NEEDED
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Javascript Programmers
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Donor Scheduling Representative
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14-15-14

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The Princeton Review is seeking Office
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Send resume to victoriaz@review.com 2-
2-5-14

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:
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Looking for PT outside account/sales rep.
Fun environment w/commission-based pay.
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Optimetric assistant needed for busy office.
Must be available Th. 1-7:30 PM Fax avail-
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2-5-5-14

Brand Protection Agency
Internet researchers needed for our
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(M-F) Exp. in MS Office, and Internet.
Resumes dbusch@netenforcers.com
2-12-10-14

.Instrument Technician is needed for fast
paced work environment.
Responsibilities include cleaning, sterilizing
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Ideal candidate will have basic knowl-
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organizational skills & attention to detail.
One year of inventory and/or Warehouse
experience is preferred. Please submit
cover letter, resume & salary history to
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2-1-3-14

Responsibilities include.design, develop, and
enhance corporate web sites; manage day-
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sites; ensure web site architecture-is user
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writing skills; experience promoting websites
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HELP WANTED!
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Clerk
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Work smart/retire young, capitalize on the
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HOMEWORK COACH NEEDED for bright
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COMFORT INN WEST
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Earn A Good PT/FT income every
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AMAZING SUMMER at PA coed overnight
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EXTRA DRIVERS
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CATERING, FT & PT COOKS, SANDWICH
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GREAT SUMMER JOB &
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SOFTWARE DEVELOPERS
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ACCOUNTING STUDENTS
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SHIPPING TECH FT/PT

SALES CONSULTANT
Relationship builders. Salary plus commis-
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Please send resume to hr@geim.com
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Distribution Drivers Wanted Distribute
magazines around town and to UF dorms
and Greeks. Job takes 20-30 hours a month,
spread over two 4 days periods. Can be
worked around school schedule or other
job. Must be very dependable and have a
dependable car. $10 per hour.
Email info@insitegainesville.com 2-6-4-14

TEACHERS NEEDED 2 PT positions
Monday thru Friday 2:30 to 6:30 PM 1 FT
position infant room. Monday thru Friday
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1049 Museum Road. Kindercare 336-1700
2-7-5-14

PT Leasing Agent Must be friendly, outgo-
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WANTED
Energetic, serious,hard working individuals
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ESTABLISHED GYMNASTICS BUSINESS
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ASSISTANT TEACHER PT
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ALLIGATOR
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Technicals, second-half rally push Gators past Vandy


By JENNA MARINA
Alligator Staff Writer
jmarina@alligator.org

On a night when five technical
fouls occur, you know the Gators
game has got to be filled with
something extra.
The No. 1 UF men's basket-
ball team (20-2, 7-0 Southeastern
Conference) pulled out a heated
74-64 victory Wednesday night
against No. 24 Vanderbilt.
With No. 2 Wisconsin's loss to
Indiana, the Gators now own the
longest winning streak in Division
I at 13 games.
The Commodores entered the
game looking to upset its fourth
ranked opponent in two weeks,
and judging by the Gators' first-
half performance, that possibility
was probable.
In the first half, UF hit a lowly
29 percent from the field and 22.2
percent from the 3-point line.
Luckily for the Gators,


Vanderbilt only managed 1 of 8
attempts from the 3-point line.
UF entered the locker room
with an 11-point deficit, its largest
at halftime this season.
'Thank God, I was surprised
we were only down by 11," UF
coach Billy Donovan said. "If they
just make two more 3-point shots,
we're probably
down by 17 or
18 going into the
Basketball half and maybe
Bas tbll it's insurmount-
able to be able to
overcome that type of deficit."
The second half was more dra-
ma-filled than an episode of "The
Young and the Restless."
The Gators showed signs of
unraveling Iwhen point guard
Taurean Green recorded UF's first
technical foul of the season.
"He's a little, stupid dude,"
said forward Joakim Noah, who

SEE BASKETBALL, PAGE 20


UFjunior forward Joakim Noah is quickly jumped on by two Vanderbilt players after diving for a ball dur-
ing the Gators' 74-64 win against the Commodores on Wednesday night in the O'Connell Center.


Perfection needed


to unseat champs
S o, the Gators won another basketball game by
double digits.
Shot dose to 50 percent for the game, too.
They blocked some shots, had more assists than
turnovers, had four players finish in double figures
and Joakim Noah talked in Swedish during the
postgame interview. Yawn. Blah, blah, blah, where
have we heard this before?
Sure seems like the same old
story, doesn't it? Not so fast,
because this one game dem-
onstrated how UF can play
on both ends of the scale.
Make no mistake, this
Dan Treat team is vulnerable come
Dan in Motion March. That's the bad news.
dtreat@alligator.org The good news is it will
take the Gators' worst night
and an opponent's perfect
night for that to happen. For the first half Wednesday
night, Vanderbilt showed that it is more than pos-
sible for a team to get the best of UF.
The nature of the NCAA Tournament is such that
a team must play a dose-to-perfect game six times in
order to cut down the nets. The Gators played five
SEE MOTION, PAGE 20


Men's basketball
Wisconsin (2) 66
Indiana 71

Alabama (19) 73
LSU 70


UF EOi& 8;ii' BASKETBALL

Defensive challenge falls on Bowden


By BRIAN STEELE
Alligator Staff Writer
bsteele@alligator.org

Depree Bowden hopes the Price is wrong.
Armintie Price, that is.
The All-America senior guard is the second-leading
scorer in the Southeastern Conference at 18.5 points per
game and is one of the best in the country at her posi-
tion.
In a conference that is dominated by giants, Price is
the Athena at the wing spots.
When the UF women's basketball team (6-16, 0-7
SEC) meets Mississippi tonight at 7 in the O'Connell
Center, the burden of defending Price will fall largely on
Bowden's shoulders.
"This is just like another game to me," Bowden said.
"I'm not looking at, 'Oh, Armintie Price is coming here
and I got to guard her.' You can't stop her, she's going to
get her points, but we're going to try to contain her."
Maybe Bowden and the Gators can't stop Price now,
but they did a fine job last season. While Price still
grabbed 14 rebounds, she was held in check offensively
with 3-of-12 shooting, six turnovers and only 8 points in
UF's 66-58 win at Oxford.
However, that was an NCAA Tournament team. This
year's team is not.
But if the Gators are to have a chance tonight against
the Rebels (16-6, 5-2 SEC), it will come through Bowden.
After freshman forward Sharielle Smith moved into the
starting lineup Jan. 21 against Arkansas, replacing the
smaller Jennifer Mossor, Bowden has moved out to her
more natural defensive position on the wing. "Armintie


*NCAA Basketball: St. Johns vs.
Georgetown
ESPN, 7 p.m.
*NCAA Basketball: Virginia vs.
No. 8 Duke, ESPN, 9 p.m.


and Depree Bowden are very similar," UF coach Carolyn
Peck said. "They both have great speed, both have the
ability to attack the basket and both score in a number of
different ways. It'll be a speed-on-speed matchup."
While that speed on speed is the type of offense the
Gators want to run, it may not be easy on leading scorer
and guard Sha Brooks.
After having problems with her shins since late
November and then knee problems after playing
Georgia on Jan. 4, Brooks has officially been diagnosed
with a lateral meniscus tear in her left knee.
Brooks has not been practicing, but she has not
missed any game time.
She was just 2 for 10 Sunday against
Georgia, though. She was sick and not
available for comment, but Peck is im-
pressed with her guard's toughness.
"She's not using her knee as an ex-
cuse," Peck said.
All year, UF has tried to keep away
Bowden from excuses. Peck said she will not
let her team use their youth (three up-
perclassmen) or lack of size (one player over 6 feet) as
excuses.
After getting drummed 79-51 at South Carolina one
week ago, Peck let her team have it.
"She got a little frustrated," sophomore forward
Marshae Dotson said. "Of course, that's the coaches'
position, I would be mad, too. It kind of sucks for it to
be that way, but it happens like that.
"You do something wrong, your coach is going to get
on you. You continue to do the same thing wrong, she's
really going to get on you."


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20, ALLIGATOR E THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2007

UF MEN'S TENNIS

Young, No. 15 Gators triumph against Central Florida


By PHIL KEGLER
Alligator Writer
Five minutes before singles play
started, UF redshirt sophomore
Shaun Young received some big
news: Coaches told him to get ready
to play in his first dual match.
"Coach told me yesterday
that there was a possibility of me
playing," Young said. "I prepared
myplf, but it wasn't until about 5
minutes before that they were like,
'You're in.'"
The plan worked, as the No.
15 Gators (1-0) defeated Central


Florida 5-2 on Wednesday afternoon
at the Ring Tennis Complex.
Coach Andy Jackson had fresh-
man Geoffrey Barton slotted to play
No. 6 singles, but he decided he
wanted to get Young some experi-
ence.
Young would turn out to play
in the longest singles match of the
day. Three of the other five singles
matches would finish by the time
Young and UCF's Jimmy Roesch
started their second set.
With Nestor Bricerio's 6-3, 6-4
victory midway through Young's
second set, the Gators had already


"Basically whoever wanted
it more, whoever's tougher,
would win it."
Shaun Young
UF redshirt sophomore

clinched the win against the Golden
Knights.
Young was able to play without
a lot of pressure and with support
from his teammates.
Leading 5-4 in a first set where
many games went to multiple


deuces, Young had two possible set super-set tiebreaker.
points but was unable to capitalize. Young's nerves led him to clench
The set would go to a tiebreaker, his muscles all night, and he began
where Young trailed 6-4 until rat- to develop leg cramps near the end
tling off four straight points to take of the second set.
it. He pushed through to win the
"Coming back and being able to tiebreaker for a 7-6 (6), 5-7, 1-0 (10-4)
get the first set was a big confidence victory.
booster for myself," Young said. "I think it was in my favor that
But even though he jumped out we just played a match tiebreaker,"
to an early 3-0 lead in the second set, Young said. "Basically, whoever
his night was far from over. Later in wanted it more, whoever's tougher,
the set, the sophomore would lead would win it. We practice a lot of
5-3, one game away from the win, those ten-point tiebreakers. It helped
when Roesch won four straight me to relax. I just had to put it all on
games to win the set and force a the line for 10 points."


Guard Humphrey sinks clutch threes


MOTION, from page 19

perfect games last year and were
able to squeak by Georgetown in
the sixth. Now it's UF's opponents
who have to play perfect. However,
it's clear that the Gators must help
create their own demise. In the first
half, while the Commodores shot 56
percent and played solid defense,
the Gators didn't communicate
defensively and couldn't hit water
if they fell out of a boat on offense.
Billy Donovan was surprised that
they were only down 11. Like an
animal caged in a corner, however,
the Gators attacked, erasing the
lead in less than 4 minutes, thanks
in part to a pair of technical fouls


on the Commodores bench that
proved UF had gotten to them.
That's when the Gators showed
the team that fans expects nightly,
the one that's going to be the tough-
est when games really count. When
UF really wants to turn on the juice
and stomps on its opponents' jugu-
lar, it can almost at will.
"We taste blood," Noah 'aid
"We can feel that in the anr \hen
the crowd starts getting into it, I feel
like there's no stopping us."
Lee Humphrey hit four threes in
the second half, Noah and Horford
owned the glass and Taurean Green
ran an effective point.
Get where this is going? The
Gators can be taken down.
You're just going to need their
help to do it.


BASKETBALL, from page 19

led the team with 19 points and nine rebounds.
"His stupid ass is always mouthing off to the
refs."
SSoon after, guard Walter Hodge appeared to
have tipped a ball going out of bounds, but the
referee made the call in UF's favor. Vanderbilt
coach Kevin Stallings argued the decision,
prompting a technical foul on the bench.
Commodores assistant coach King Rice
argued the call, which prompted the second
technical foul on the bench, and he was ejected
from the game.
The move proved costly for the
Commodores. Green hit 3 of 4 compensatory
free throws and on the subsequent possession
drained a 3-pointer from the top of the key to
give UF a 43-41 lead.
Although the score tied twice more, the


Gators never relinquished the lead.
And the technicals just kept coming.
Nearly 3 minutes later, Walter Hodge and
Vanderbilt's Shan Foster received technicals for
arguing with each other, bringing the total to
five for the game.
The Gators surged to a
-:$ 54-47 lead after guard Lee
Humphrey sank three 3-
Spointers in a row. The game
proved to be a test of UF's re-
A siliency, but Green knows the
Gators need to get it together
Green fast if they want to continue
Green
winning.
"I don't know what it is with us. I don't
know why we can't put it together for 40 min-
utes every game," Green said. "If we can do it
both halves, there's no one that's going to beat
us. But we find ways to turn it around and get
focused."


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