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VOLUME 100 ISSUE 92 VVt 11"lul"l. Iuu UIUul. MONDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2007
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"I think Rex Grossman's go-
ing to light it up tonight."
Super Bowl XLI, featuring the
Indianapolis Colts and the Chicago
Bears, was a good enough reason
for many UF students to skip their
homework and chow down on chick-
en wings and other sports delicacies
at local hot spots.
Jordan Wall, a UF student, had a
good view of one of the 16 TV sets at
Gator City Sports Grill.
"I think Rex Grossman's going
to light it up tonight," he said of the
former UF quarterback who plays for
the Bears. "Sexy Rexy."
He was joined by a table of other
friends and fans who came to Gator
City for the $10 all-you-can-eat buf-
SEE SUPER BOWL, PAGE 8
Alligator Contributing Writer
It felt like any other game day in
Gainesville: The smell of beer and
fried food filled the air. Football fa-
natics huddled around TV sets, eyes
wide and fists pumping.
But Sunday night, there was no
communal chomping and cheering.
To the delight of restaurant de-
livery drivers and bar owners across
town, Gators fans were pitted against
By RANDI BERNFELD
Alligator Contributing Writer
According to a report on climate change released Friday,
global warming is true, and human activity, especially the
burning of fossil fuels, is very likely the driving force.
The 21-page report, written by the Intergovernmental
Panel on Climate Change, is the first volume of the "Fourth
Assessment Report: Climate Change 2007."
The panel consists of roughly 1,250 expert researchers
who study peer-reviewed and scientific documents to
distill the information relevant to un-
derstand the causes of global waning,
as well as the effects the heat-up is hav-
ing on that planet and the options for
mitigation and adaptation.
SThe report stated that by the year
A '! 2100, temperatures likely will rise 3.5
to 8 degrees Fahrenheit, causing critical
Mulkey water shortages, extreme weather pat-
terns and glacier shrinkage.
UF botany professor Steven Mulkey said the commu-
nity should regard these findings as facts.
"The issue of global warming is not a balanced argu-
ment," said Mulkey. "Our climate is changing at a drastic
rate. Global warming is as real as a heart attack."
To add to the credibility of this report, last year was
the warmest in the contiguous United States in more than
a century, and 11 of the last 12 years rank among the 12
warmest years on record.
The report also stated that by 2075, sea levels could rise
from 2 to 7 feet, causing coastal flooding to sweep about 7
SEE WARMING, PAGE 4
UF officials to meet with Pike over allegations of hazing
* PIKE HAS ALSO BEEN ACCUSED Paige Crandall, UF's associate dean of University officials became aware of Pike's acting president Patrick Duffey
OF SERVING ALCOHOL TO MINORS. students, sent a letter to several Pike ex-. the party after several women told police said his fraternity received the letter but has
ecutives claiming the fraternity had broken they thought they had been yet to set up a time to meet with the univer-
By DREW HARWELL several regulations of the Student Conduct Judicial drugged. sity. He added that part of the university's
Alligator Staff Writer Code, including serving alcohol to people Affairs The State Attorney's Office claims alleging hazing were false.
under 21 and hazing pledges by having them is no longer investigating the "No one told pledges to serve alcohol,"
The Pi Kaa Alpha Frat rnity serve partygoers during football games. The drugging claims, but UF's Student Judicial he said. "Our new member program is de-
Segay letter instructed Pike to schedule a meeting Affairs is continuing its own inquiry, said signed specifically to not allow that sort of
engaged in hazing and alcohol usage during w rs itin U s "
engaged in hazing and officalcohol usag wrote duringday with university officials within 10 days. UF spokesman Steve Orlando. thing."
a Sept. 30 party, UF officials wrote Friday.
* UF forward Corey
fell late during
UF's 16-point win
But Coach Billy
Donovan does not
expect the junior to
miss any practice
time. See story,
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UF students and Colts fans Christen Hutton and Nate Holt watch the Super Bowl at Gator City on Sunday
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Parties select VP, treasurer
The two competing parties for
the Spring Student Government
elections are finalizing their deci-
sions for candidates for the posi-
tions of Student Body vice presi-
dent and treasurer.
The Gator Party announced E.J.
Walicki and Vanessa Goodwin as
its candidates for vice president
and treasurer, respectively, Friday
night in the Reitz Union, where
both announced a few of their
Walicki said he wants to use his
position to help make the campus
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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 5,2007 K ALLIGATOR, 3
Administrators respond to critical education report
* THE REPORT FOUND FAULT WITH
THE STATE UNIVERSITY SYSTEM.
By JOEY CHINDAMO
A report that criticized Florida's higher
education system was released last month,
but two university presidents think it's still
too early to form definitive conclusions.
The report, conductedbythe Connecticut-
based Pappas Consulting Group, scolded
the State University System of Florida for its
resources being spread too thin, its universi-
ties not cooperating and its lack of focus on
Frank T. Brogan, president of Florida
Atlantic University, said it's important for
universities to remain open-minded to the
"The plan is very thoughtful, very in-
sightful, and while it evokes some emotions
from current institutions, I think we need to
give it an opportunity to work," he said.
UF President Bernie Machen was un-
available for comment.
According to the report, the system could
bankrupt itself due not only to the state's
low tuition rates but also the high cost of the
Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program
and the Florida Prepaid College Plan.
To solve some of the system's problems,
the report recommended some universities
focus solely on undergraduate education
and not graduate degrees.
The Florida Board of
News Governors, which oversees
s the state's 11 public universi-
ties, responded to the report
with an initiative called Forward By Design,
which asks the public for suggestions via the
board's Web site.
Brogan said he is enthusiastic about the
initiative because it asks for the public's in-
put something that is necessary for good
decision-making, he added.
"Leave it up to just policy-makers with-
out getting the pulse of the general public,
and you're in trouble," he said.
He said both Bright Futures and the
Prepaid program have provided hundreds
of thousands of students in the state access
to higher education they may never have
Florida State University President T.K.
Wetherell said more money is necessary for
Florida's universities to become nationally
"You can't be expected to run world-class
universities on tuition that kindergarten stu-
dents pay," he said. "I don't give a dang who
you are, you can't do it."
City buys abandoned East Gainesville apartment complex
By JESSICA RIFFEL
Alligator Staff Writer
The abandoned apartment com-
plex was silent the only sound
was the wind rustling through an
oak tree in the center courtyard.
Then the camera crews arrived,
with city officials following dose
behind. And soon there was a new
sound: the buzz of excitement.
"Do you feel it?" City
Commissioner Scherwin Henry
asked, wiggling his fingers in the
air. "Do you feel it? The excitement
City officials had big grins on
their faces Friday as they talked
about the future of Kennedy Homes,
an abandoned apartment complex
in East Gainesville they purchased
Wednesday for $1.95 million.
City commissioners had been
trying to buy the 15-acre property
for two years as part of the city's ef-
fort to revitalize East Gainesville.
At a press conference Friday,
commissioners focused on the fu-
ture of the land. They plan to put
in mixed-income housing and en-
courage residents to buy the homes
instead of renting.
"Citizens take more pride in
home ownership," said Henry, who
grew up near Kennedy Homes,
which is on
is what gives
S the hope that the
Henry ment won't fall
into neglect like
Kennedy Homes did, Henry said.
Kennedy Homes, built as low-
income housing, was plagued with
rat infestations, collapsing ceilings
and a fire. It was shut down and
abandoned in 2005, and its residents
were sent to a hotel until the federal
government found them housing.
Since then, the brick buildings -
with dark green plywood covering
doors and windows have been an
eyesore in East Gainesville.
The project is part of the
Southeast Gainesville Renaissance
Initiative, a plan to revitalize the tra-
ditionally poorer part of town and
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Doris Edwards, a resident of ad-
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said she hopes .commissioners
will involve UF students in the
design phase through the Witters
Competition, in which students in
the College of Design, Construction
and Planning create practical solu-
tions for development problems.
"We can get the students in-
volved to get some radical ideas
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Bush leads push to cut gasoline consumption, find alternative fuels
Mulkey said this will have
dire consequences for Floridians
because a mere 9-inch sea rise will
cause flooding along the coastlines.
He and other experts also predict
that more intense hurricanes could
strike the state's coasts, where 80
percent of the population resides.
"If we postpone or avoid plan-
ning for this," Mulkey said, "then
there will be irretrievable losses of
our natural'resources and a poorer
quality of life."
The panel on climate change
was created by the World
Meteorological Organization and
the United Nations Environment
Program in 1988..
Since its creation, the panel has
guided policy-makers globally on
the impact of climate change.
In 1995, the panel released its
second report stating that humans
had an influence in global warm-
ing. Following this assessment,
the Kyoto Protocol was amended
This treaty assigns mandatory
targets to reduce members' green-
house gas emissions by 5.2 percent,
compared to the year 1990. Kyoto
works like a "cap-and-trade" prot
gram that gives companies a cap on
the amount of pollution that can be
emitted. Those able to beat the lim-
its can sell allowances on the open
market to other companies not yet
Currently, 169 nations have
ratified the treaty. Australia and the
United States have signed the treaty
but refuse to ratify it.
Although President George W.
Bush has been criticized for not
ratifying Kyoto and for failing to
utter the words "global warming"
in his State of the Union address
last month, he admitted that warm-
ing climates are a fact.
Bush also said that Congress is
working on a series of measures to
reduce gasoline consumption by 20
percent in 10 years. One of these
plans includes a push for the use
of alternative fuels like ethanol to
reduce a reliance on foreign oil.
Ethanol can be produced in dif-
ferent ways, such as burning sugar
cane and switch grass. Thus far,
corn has been the most widely used
in producing ethanol, at about $2
Lonnie O. Ingram, the director
of the Florida Center for Renewable
International Fuels, said
NeWS corn ethanol
has not had a
big impact on the environment. He
said that in 2005, corn ethanol use
in the United States reduced car-
bon dioxide emissions by roughly
7.8 million tons, which is equal to
removing the annual-emissions of
more than 1 million cars. That's
less than 3 percent of the nation's
automobiles, he said.
Ingram said scientists could
use other products to make more
ethanol, which will also reduce
the world's petroleum intake. For
example, he invented a bug made
from bacteria that eats wood and
other plant material to make etha-
"Imagine taking this desk," he
said, banging his knuckles on the
mahogany desktop, "breaking it
down and using it to fuel your
Assistant professor Ted Schuur
said fuel-efficient cars are not
enough of a solution.
"Reducing atmospheric carbon
is a good idea, but the government
needs to consider all the other.
climate-forcing factors that may
be changing at the same time," he
Later this year, the panel of
climate change will release the full
science volume, which will include
more detailed information. It will
also release a report about how
people can adapt to the heat-up
and another report on ways ,to
reduce greenhouse gases in the
"People think they had nothing
to do with the drastic change in
climate," said UF doctoral student
Philip Kauth. "But we will be alive
to see the serious consequences we
have caused on our planet. Maybe
next time we'll think twice about
leaving our lights on."
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Twisters strike central
Fla., killing at least 20
By DREW HARWELL
Alligator Staff Writers
LADY LAKE "I can't de-
scribe the feeling," said Jessie Graf
as she inspected the soaked rubble
she once called home.
"It's like a nightmare I just
couldn't wake up from. I'm still
Not even the statistics at
least 20 dead, $100 million in dam-
ages could hint at the emotion
many homeowners felt after their
property was demolished by a
series of tornadoes that swept
through Central Florida early
Graf, who had lived in her
mobile home on Alma Street for
more than 20 years, said the tor-
nadoes reduced it to scrap within
As Graf looked at her destroyed
home and began to walk away,
tears rolled down her face.
"I'll never get my house back,"
Her son, Preston Graf, who
lived with her in the home, said he
was sleeping in the front bedroom
of the trailer when a noise like a
baseball bat thudding against the
walls awoke him.
As he retrieved a flashlight, the
sound transformed into a loud
whooshing. The noise, he said,
was his roof collapsing.
After the winds died down,
Preston exited the home to check
the damage. Among the downed
trees and the scrap metal from
nearby buildings, he said, were
several injured people.
Their bodies, bloodied and
beaten, lay drenched on the
ground. Ambulances that came
to take them to a nearby hos-
pital couldn't reach the victims
because of downed trees, so one
of Preston's neighbors took them
there in his pickup truck.
Florida National Guard Maj.
Gen. Douglas Burnett, who spoke
at the site of the now-destroyed
Lady Lake Church of God on
Saturday, said the search and res-
cue effort was completed within
the first 24 hours, with operations
Friday limited to aiding those af-
fected by the storm.
He said when he flew over the
area in a Black Hawk helicopter to
survey the damage, he saw homes
that were flattened from the im-
pact of the storm.
"It looked like a bomb went
off," he said.
The destruction stretched for 50
miles, said Chris Tenaro, a soldier
with the National Guard who also
appraised the demolition from
"I've seen everything from
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Florida Governor Charlie Crist flies high above Lady Lake on Saturday with senators Mel Martinez and Bill
Nelson to get an aerial view of the devastation in Central Florida caused by Friday's severe weather.
(hurricanes) Andrew to Katrina,"
he said. "This is just as bad." -
Tenaro said the damage he had
seen done to houses and buildings
in the tornadoes' path resembled a
"That's steel," he said, gesturing
at treetops garnished with fiber-
glass, wood and roofing shingles.
"That's bent steel up there."
At about 3:30 a.m. Friday, Lady
Lake Church Pastor Larry Lynn re-
ceived a call from a member of his
church informing him that there
might be damage to the building.
When he arrived to inspect the
damage, he found the church in
"I just took a deep breath, said,
'What was done, was done' and
that there was nothing else we
'" ~ \
could do about it," he said, "and
we moved on."
Scott Lynn, his son, dug through
the debris of the church to look for
tapes and CDs on Saturday.
"I've seen everything from
(hurricanes) Andrew to Ka-
trina. This is just as bad."
National Guard soldier
Church staff had recorded the
pastor's weekly sermons for the
past 3.5 years.
"These are the only records of
years of work," he said. "You just
don't expect that to happen."
Church members gathered
alongside Lynn to help salvage
Nicole Safker/ Alligator Staff
LEFT: Mary Smart assesses the damage inside her friend Jessie
Graf's mobile home Saturday in Lady Lake, just one day after a se-
vere storm ripped through the Central Florida area and left at least
ABOVE: Chris Zipperer passes the broken frame containing the char-
ter of Lady Lake Church of God to Tim Thomas outside of what used
to be the pastor's office Saturday afternoon in Lady Lake.
anything they could from the
building, but people who came
from around the state to help out-
Jonathan Hoewing, along with
about 20 friends, drove eight hours
from the Florida Keys on Friday to
help with the restoration efforts.
Hoewing, 26, said his group
had been training in dive rescue
and was scheduled to have a free
However, upon hearing news
of the destruction, the friends de-
cided to make the trip.
"We don't plan for anything,"
he said, "but we kind of hope and
pray for the best."
Aussey Heath, a worker with
Burford's Tree Surgeons, was one
of the hundreds of employees to
work extra hours moving rubble,
repairing roads and mending
downed power lines.
He said that Friday, a day after
the damage, he had been working
from 4 a.m. to midnight. He added
they would most likely be working
that schedule for days.
Many homeowners in the area,
however, were fortunate enough
to receive little damage.
Tracey Schofield, who lives
across the road from the church,
said her house was unscathed.
In fact, her property had im-
proved in some ways: An out-of-
ground swimming pool and a shed
had blown into her backyard from
down the road.
Ed Reposa, who lived on
Alma Street about a mile from
the church, said his house and a
tnemorial he created for soldiers
overseas had also been spared
from any damage.
"I'm not a religious man, but
I believe in God," Reposa said. "I
believe he had something to do
6, ALLIGATOR U MONDAY, FEBRUARY 5,2007
In hot water
Global warming is here
T he results are in, and the future doesn't look good.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
released its report Friday on the state of worldwide
global warming. The report declared that global warming
is "unequivocal" and will "continue for centuries."
French President Jacques Chirac is threatening to slam
the United States with a "carbon tax" if it doesn't ratify the
Kyoto treaty and its successor, when it runs out in 2012.
We know the idea of France standing up to the United
States is laughable.
But with the power of the European Union behind
Chirac, President Bush should prick up his ears.
The carbon tax would be added on to U.S. exports to en-
courage the United States to ratify the Kyoto treaty and
the E.U. is the largest importer of American goods.
France also proposed creating a new environmental
body to slow global warming, and 45 other countries
signed on in agreement.
But the United States did not join those countries, de-
spite the fact that it alone produces about one-fourth of the
world's greenhouse gases.
The United States is rich enough, advanced enough and
powerful enough to be a leader if not THE leader in
slowing the inevitable global climate change. But instead,
it sits back and laughs in the faces of countries trying to
enact positive change.
The United States could enact an emissions cap-and-
trade program. This would allow each company a set
amount a cap of greenhouse emissions. It could then
emit only that much. If it had any left over at the end of
the period, it could sell or trade it to another company that
needs to emit more gases.
Then the United States could regulate how much
carbon and other greenhouse gases are emitted into the
Fuel economies should also be raised, and this has
been talked about for years. This one's obvious people
would bum less fuel driving. While some argue that this
would encourage people to just drive more, that argument
doesn't have much hold. Did people start driving less
when gas prices started rising? Not really.
Another possibility is to enact a higher gas tax. Most
of Europe does this that's why gas in Great Britain
and Germany costs about twice as much as in the United
States. By charging, say, an additional 50 cents per gallon
of gas, people will eventually drive less.
It would also provide a constant source of revenue for
the government. But unfortunately, this is often seen as
political suicide for any politician who proposes it, so we
probably won't see it in America anytime soon.
In his 2007 State of the Union address, President Bush
finally recognized that climate change is here to stay. It's
time for him to get behind his words, join the rest of the
world in the struggle against rising global temperatures
and coastal water levels, and make some changes in the
United States and the rest of the world.
We could be the most powerful force in the fight to slow
global warming, but we're too busy letting our pride and
selfishness get in the way.
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Writing on the Wall
A s the fifth annual Writing on the Wall Project came
to a close Friday, students finally witnessed the
results of their hard work.
Evil organizations renounced their racism, sexism and
communism. Thousands realized their lives of eating
children and abusing the elderly were not only morally
wrong but also hugely unpopular. Homophobia was re-
solved. Terrorism stopped. And a white kid high-fived a
Gotcha! Really, a bunch of people who don't like being
called names agreed they don't like being called names.
Then they smashed up a few thousand dollars worth of
There are many problems with the Writing on the Wall
Project. Perhaps the biggest is the fact that the hardcore
offenders KKK members and neo-Nazis don't show
up. They aren't looking for enlightenment. So a bunch of
people who already support the wall continue to support
And if the offenders did show up what then? Do you
see "Dirty Jew" written on a wall, realize you've offended
someone and then turn in your hood to the local Grand
Dragon? Probably not.
Of the five or 10 people around each time I went to the
wall, at least two openly mocked the project. What do you
think they learned? Every night that the wall stood, it was
guarded all night by a group of volunteers. Clearly, the
power of the wall itself was not enough to ward off those
who disagreed with it.
Some bricks even opposed the project itself. Some
would celebrate this as the epitome of the all-inclusive no-
censoring policy, but it is in fact concrete (sorry) evidence
that this wall, which purports to oppose division, is itself
One brick opposed Israel, another Palestine. You can't
The views expressed here are no
tears down nothing
embrace both. Because some
bricks contradict other bricks, no
one could support the entire wall
V ,' so it failed as a symbol of unity
If one thing could be gathered
Patrick Barrett from the Writing on the Wall, it's
Grin and Barrett that prejudice is bad. Is that news
firstname.lastname@example.org to the people who saw the wall
Several bricks expressed re-
sentment over the assumption by some people that black
students at UF are here only because of affirmative action.
But the fact is a percentage of black UF students would not
have gotten into UF if they were white. That's the whole
point of the policy. Affirmative action is a serious and
complex issue. But those bricks weren't against the policy,
only the perception.
While many problems can be solved by writing on
bricks and smashing them, this just isn't one of them.
Those students who spent the night guarding the wall
endured some cold weather. A lot of sincere effort went
into this project. Shouldn't we at least celebrate that?
No. Racism and prejudice are elusive devils that don't
fall to mere sincerity. Their best weapon might be the
ability to lead their enemies down paths of triviality and
If we celebrate a sincere but ineffective gesture of tol-
erance, we risk locking more idealists into this cycle of
meaningless display because when you think you've
found the best way to fight, you stop looking for a better
And there are better ways than this.
Patrick Barrett is a junior majoring in Russian. His column
appears on Mondays.
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Letters to the
Golden Key important and valuable
This is in response to Patrick Barrett's
column from Jan. 29. He questioned the
need for honor societies Golden Key, spe-
cifically and even said they are "harm-
ful." Those who are involved with Golden
Key realize what a ridiculous idea that is.
Barrett's assertion that it's meaningless to
be in the academic top 15 percent of upper-
classmen is ignorant.
It can be easy to focus in on a little corer
of the world like UF, where everyone seems
motivated, active and successful. But widen
your scope a little, and you'll see the masses
who desperately tried to get into UF but
couldn't. Take a second, and consider the
students here at UF who have struggled
to make passable grades and who would
greatly appreciate being recognized for a
legitimate achievement like Golden Key
membership. Step outside of your own self-
interest for one second and think of what it
means to your family members who often
sacrificed a great deal to put you in your po-
sition to have some acknowledgement of
their support and your hard work.
The most revealing detail of Barrett's
editorial is the truth in this statement: "I
received an invitation to join Golden Key
International Honour Society last year. It
didn't mean much to me, but my mom said
she'd pay the initiation fee, so I joined."
Even if he cannot see it, Barrett's mother
realizes her son's accomplishments. Despite
academic success, the hardest thing to learn
UF chapter president, Golden Key
Rabbits great pets for college students
Nothing thrilled me more than the article
about Gainesville Rabbit Rescue in Friday's
Alligator. I recently adopted a bunny of my
own, and I truly think they are the ideal pets
for college students. Bunnies are quiet, lov-
ing and cuddly. I encourage more college
students who are considering adopting a pet
to take one of these loving little lagomorphs
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UF shouldn't have gotten rid of minuses
Student Senator Gavin Baker makes an
interesting case when he writes that faculty
weren't eager to involve students in the mi-
nus-grade debate. The elimination of the mi-
nus grade at UF a few years back was an ill-
advised reaction by a faculty frustrated with
trends perceived as hostile to educational
quality. There was increasing use of gradu-
ate students as instructors and the continu-
ing absence of a coherent salary structure.
Funded research became more valuable
than teaching. There was a noticeable inap-
propriate use of student ratings, resulting in
grade inflation and the lack of concern about
the worth of undergraduate education. An
argument for dropping the minus then was
that grades were inexact so why risk stu-
dent ire over such an issue?
If our new corporate university doesn't
address the problems of instructional
quality, what can faculty members do?
Instruction, grading and standards are cer-
tainly their responsibility. Well then, why
not start by returning the minus grade to its
logical place and attach a bit of integrity to
a process that's degenerated into an unduly
generous and needlessly imprecise grading
system? Unfortunately, since teaching facul-
ty usually have little to do with forming and
implementing quality-oriented educational
policy, playing with the minus is about all
they have left.
And most other universities had never
even dropped their "minus" in the first
place. Are students who oppose the change
back to "minus" grades really interested in
the quality of UF education?
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CASA rings in the Year of the Pig
By DANIELLE D'OYLEY
i Alligator Contributing Writer
-II! A multicolored lion slowly rose from its slumber,
batting its eyelashes and shaking its large head. The
0 ri lion followed a masked man with a fan as the music
S" quickly transitioned to a pulsing drumbeat. The lion
] finally leaped into the audience, kicking off the annual
Chinese American Student Association's Chinese New
"Just in case you can't grasp how heavy
Chinese New Year is on our traditional
calendar, it's as if you put Thanksgiv-
ing, Christmas and regular New Year's
ii together. If they had a love child, it would
be Chinese New Year."
CASA president and UF senior
The actual date of the Chinese New Year is Feb.
18, but the celebration at UF began Saturday night.
The crowd filled the Reitz Union Ballroom's 500 seats,
leaving only standing room for the Year of the Pig
The lion dance was one of many acts highlighted
in the show, which was named "Spring into the New
Year" and which blended both traditional and modem
aspects of Chinese culture.
CASA's Traditional Dance Troupe performed
classical Chinese dances, gracefully twirling hand-
kerchiefs and fans. The Gainesville Chinese School
also demonstrated traditional Chinese dancing with
children who spun pink umbrellas.
More contemporary aspects of the show included
musical performances, a hip-hop dance performed
by CASA members and skits put on by members of
CASA and the Pi Delta Psi Fraternity.
"Just in case you can't grasp how heavy Chinese
New Year is on our traditional calendar, its as if you
put Thanksgiving, Christmas and regular New Year's
together," said CASA president and UF senior George
Liu. "If they had a love child, it would be Chinese New
By JASON SILVER
Alligator Contributing Writer
UF's Greek community got competitive
this week and took to a few on-campus fields
to raise money for different charities.
The Pi Beta Phi Sorority held the Down
'N' Dirty flag-football tournament Saturday
at Lake Alice Field.
The event drew more than 300 people
and raised more than $13,000, which will
go toward promoting literacy, said Shaune
Heyser, the sorority's philanthropy chair-
woman. Adam Lickstein, the quarterback
of Tau Epsilon Phi's team, said
Greek the tournament was one of the
Speak best Greek fundraisers he's been
"It was a lot of fun because Pi (Beta) Phi
has great girls, and we had great coaches
cheering us on," Lickstein said. "The com-
petitiveness of the tournament also made it
a lot of fun."
The Delta Chi Fraternity also put on
a tournament this week, but the game
- Earthball was a little less conventional.
Ross Sacharow, Delta Chi's philanthropy
chairman, said Earthball is similar to soccer,
except it's played with an 8-foot ball.
The tournament raised $800 for The V
Foundation for Cancer Research, a charity
founded by the late college basketball coach
Editor's note: Jason is a UF junior and a
member, of Tau Epsilon Phi Fraternity.
Some students order in pizza, watch game from comfort of couch
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Ashley Gordon, a UF senior, sat at the end
of the table of Bears fans and held her head
She laughed when the Colts scored, as oth-
ers at the table looked down and gritted their spots that attracted students for the game.
teeth. Bo Lehew, manager of Lillian's Music Store
In blue beads and a telltale horseshoe shirt, and Saloon, said underage students were
she was the odd one out. probably more likely to stay home since bars
Though Gordon usually follows college and restaurants won't serve anyone under 21.
sports, this year a friend got her into NFL Pick-up and delivery orders kept other
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TRAFFIC SAFTEY CLASS IS
NO LONGER AN OPTION.
By CHRISTINE MOYE
Alligator Contributing Writer
Bicycle traffic violators will no
longer be able to attend a bicycle
traffic safety class in lieu of pay-
ing for the citation.
Due to a disagreement be-
tween Alachua County judges
and the University Police
Department, the Alachua County
Clerk of the Court will no longer
accept certificates of completion
from the class.
"(From now on) we won't be
dismissing a ticket if you turn
it into the traffic bureau," said
Mary Grace Curtain, chief deputy
clerk of Alachua County.
Traffic violators will have only
two options: Pay the state fees for
the ticket, or appeal it in court.
This went into effect Thursday.
The previous arrangement
between the judges and UPD
was only an agreement and not a
law. The judges simply asked the
clerk's office to accept the certifi-
cates, Curtain said.
"We can't do something that's
not statute or ruled," Curtain
said. "There's no authority."
is no longer valid
News because the judges
in Alachua County
in the past few years, and an
amendment to Article Five in the
Florida Constitution took effect
in July 2004.
The amendment regulates
guidelines about judiciary mat-
ters, and nowhere does it spe-
cifically mention bicycle citations
and bicycle traffic safety school,
UPD Maj. Brad Barber said
that from Jan. 31, bicycle traffic
violators still have 30 days to
complete the class.
Class will continue as normal,
but UPD isn't sure whether class
will take place after that, Barber
Because UPD writes about
1,000 traffic citations to bicyclists
on campus every calendar year,
the bicycle safety class was usu-
ally full, said Lt. Robert Wagner,
a spokesman for UPD.
The most common bicycle
traffic violations include riding
at night without a light, running
a stop sign and wearing head-
phones while riding. Ticket pric-
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according to the UPD Web site.
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Be the BIGGEST on the block!
1 or 2bdr this FALL. We love ALL pets!
Pool, Gym, Park @ UF, Bball, Tennis
Call 4 Specials! 352-332-7401
60 sec walk to UF. Short term avail. 1 or 2
rooms $425 & up: Call 352-538-2181 4-
We Love Pets
1,2,&3 BR Flats w/Screened Porches
FREE Alarm*FREE Tanning*W/D
Gated Entry*Cyber Cafe*Pool w/ Sundeck
24hr Gym & Sauna*Only 1.5 miles to UF
Hurry, they won't last long**372-0400
Live at a Legend!
The Polos of Gainesville
will give you the best college experience
with Spacious Apartments, Three Pools
with Jacuzzis, HUGE Gym, Billiards Room,
and many more amenities! Minutes from UF,
shopping and Shands. On all major RTS
bus routes. All at a rate that won't break
your bank! Call now for specials: 335-7656
Affordable & Quiet Living
-1 & 2 BR Apartments -
Close to UF and Shands,
Butler Plaza, Great Dining
$549-$835 Call 376-1248
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2 and 3 BEDROOMS FOR SPRING!
Pool, tennis, bball, alarm
Free UF Parking!
MINUTES FROM UF!!!
313's from only $486 per Bdrnr
4/4's from only $452 per Bdrm
FREE Cable w/ HBO/ SHOWTIME
FREE Tanning, 24hr Fitness Center
Ask About our Huge 212.5 Townhouses
Convenient Bus Route!
SAVE $$, GET MORE!
HUGE 1, 2, and 3BRs
Near Butler Plaza*Gym*Pool*Alarms
Pet Friendly*Park FREE @ UF
Call Today! 373-1111
FORGET YOU HAVE ROOMMATES!
Huge 4BR townhomes w/W/D. 1662 sq.ft.
FREE gym membership and FREE cable!
1,2 & 3 BRs for Now/Fall.
Pool, gym, New Ceramic Tile
ONLY 1.3 miles to UF
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*Leasing Now and Janl*
Ind. Lease All Inclusive
U For Rent
Sign a lease, Win a PS3!
Luxury 2/2 and 3/2!
24-Hr Gym*Furn Avail
Leasing Now and Fall! 367-9910
1st MONTH FREE
1BR Villas Starting @ $499. Please call: 352-
375-3077 or 352-373-2818 4-25-72-2
BIG AND CHEAP
2/1.5 apt 1100 sq ft $595
3/2 apt 1300 sq ft $695
1800 NW 4th St. Over 20 houses also
available* 373-4423 www.maximumre.com
Furnished apartments close to UF
Individual bedroom leases
**WALK TO UF**
Huge 2BR/1 BA apt. $600/mo
**CUTE COTTAGE 0 CLOSE TO UF**
2BR/1BA, quiet, secluded, upscale 0 900
sq ft 0 W/D, covered patio 0 $700/mo 0 No
pets 1607 1/2 NW 12th Rd *Available Jan
'07 Phone 352-466-4171 2-5-20-2
Photos, Virtual Tours, Specials
l For Rent
3BR/2BA Triplex-1 block from campus.
Major reduction in rent
to lease up immediately
Looking Glass Apartments
111 NW 16th St. Office 376-1111
2BR/2BA for rent, W/D, all appliances, $475/
room + sec dep, call Anna 407-448-0573
$375/mo 1 or 2 bed "Iris House"
Close to downtown & UF, fresh paint,
new carpet, bath & kitchen upgrades.
Pet friendly, see photos & info @
Cakes and Pies and Golden Fries!
Ventura has a nice surprise!
Let us pay $200 of your January Rent!
2 bedrooms available
Pets welcome/Open Saturdays
1902 SW42nd Way
Bike to UFI 2/2.5, 2-story condo
in popular community w/poolfym
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 2-9-20-2
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 2-9-20-2
2BR/1.5BA Bellamy Forge, clean, new
kitchen & baths, W/D, pool, tennis, ceiling
speakers, water & pest control inc. & more.
No pets, smoke free. $850/mo 352-495-
1 bedroom washer/dryer
central heat/air 1 block from
2 bedroom downtown $475
Gore-Rabell Realty 378-1387
**2BR/2BA CONDO ON CAMPUS **
Campus Edge W/D in unit. Walk to Shands,
class, gym, pool. Penthouse unit, vaulted
ceiling, quiet, ample parking. Reasonable
rate. Avail Fall 239-992-2449, 239-250-6149
WALK TO UF
1/1 for FALL
Wood floors, pets ok
Open weekends and late
MOVE IN TODAY
Walk to UF!
Studios & 1 bedrooms
From only $575
Large room in NW home Great neighbor-
hood. $400/MO includes utils, DSL, DVR,
no pets. Prefer mature, responsible non-
smoker. Avail now. Flexible. Call Scott 335-
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GOING FAST-SIGN TODAY! 338-0002
HOUSESI 1 to 4BRs $450 $1500, all close
to UF & on bus routes, WID hookups,
hardwood, central AC, porches, pets OK,
see photos @ rentalworkshop.com 870-
0904, 318-4553 2-7-11-2
1 & 2 bed cottages & apts. $5201mo.
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town & UF, cute A MUST SEE! See photos
& info @ www.rentalworkshop.com 352-
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3BR/3BA townhome, washer/dryer connec-
tion. $850 per month. Please call 375-1111.
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2BR, 3BR or 4BR. Move in today & save $$!
376-2507 or www.bivenscove.com
Across from Shands/UF
Summit House Condos
Now Accepting Aplications for fall occupancy.
1 & 2 Brs w/two pools and smart card laundry
system! Call Today! or stop by our leasing
office 1700 SW 16th Court Unit A-1 Union
Properties 376-9665 3-8-30-2
WALK TO SFCC!
3BR/2BA new duplex home, 1200 sq ft.
Ceramic tile throughout, vaulted ceilings,
pets ok. $900/mo. 331-6919 2-16-16-2
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/
HOUSE FOR RENT
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bath with lots of parking. Fall and/or Summer
'07 $1950/mo. 325 SW 12 St. 352-665-0511
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Minutes to UF. $1750/MO 335-6855
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place, washer/dryer provided, fenced back
yard, screened deck, carport. 3413 NW 8th
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19th Ave. $650/mo; 922 NE 6th Ave $700/
mo (Duckpond) Avail 2/28. No dogs. 376-
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modern appliances. CH/AC 1000 SDW 59th
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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
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2BR/2BA available for Fall
111 NW 16th St. #1. Call 376-1111
**** 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
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.
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
Just $540 + sec. New tile, carpet & paint. 10
mins from Oaks Mall & Butler Plaza. Central
heat/AC, energy saving thermopane win-
dows. Call Mr. Kristoff 332-5030 2-15-10-2
Huge room available 12' x 12'.
3/3 Apt is furnished. Cats ok
Loc. Rockwood. D/W incl.
$425 pls utilities
Call Eddy 305-298-0033 2-9-5-2
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Duplex for rent: 2BR/1BA $500/mo + $350
deposit. For lease info please contact land-
lord at 352-514-9698. Location: Tower Oak
Glen Apts. (near Tower Rd) 10 min to UF.
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CALL 954-762-3048 / 954-567-2701
FEB RENT FREE
Right across from Library West. $492/mo
+ 1/3 utils & TV & wireless intemet. Large
parking lot. Avail Feb 1 July 31. Call 352-
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
Spacious 1BR/BA at Campus Lodge, all
utilities included and fully furnished. Female
only. $509/mo total. Contact 352-870-7022
Sublease ASAP at Campus Lodge
Contact 305-898-6651 2-23-20-3
1BR/1BA w/patio avail May to Aug $589/mo
neg. Behind the Swamp 1624 NW 4th Ave.
Walk to campus! Contact Lee 305-803-8515
or Lud@ufl.edu 2-9-10-3
Apartment for sublease avail now.
$490/MO. Pet friendly. 1BR.
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Christine 813-368-7606 or 813-841-2169
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1BR SUBLEASE DOWNTOWN! Avail March
4 fully furnished, steps away from coffee
shops, good eats, bars. Arlington Square.
****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:firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
1 BLOCK FROM CAMPUS WITH PARKING
$460/mo. Available May .- August. Option
to renew for longer. Sweet location w/
patio. Norman Hall. Call 352-816-0303
Walk to class in minutes! 1BR avail in 4BR/
2BA house across from the law library; Rent
$365 plus 1/4 utils. Email email@example.com
or call 407-461-03552-9-5-3
1/1 through July 31st. SUNRISE apt.
FEB RENT FREE! $470/mo. No deposit.
$350 sublease fee. Call Will @ 813-966-
Roommate Matching HERE
Oxford Manor 377-2777
The Landings 3.36-3838
The Laurels 335-4455
Hidden Lake 374-3866
Female roommate for one/two female UF
students. Quiet. Responsible. 60 second
walk to UF. Old house charm with all ameni-
,ties. Avail Now. $400 up. 352-538-2181.Lv
message. Private Owner 4-25-72-4
FEMALE ROOMMATES NEEDED
(2) for 4/2.5 new townhouse, 10 min from
UF by-car or bus, all included $425 954-557-
firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. Call 352-
Roommates wanted for 3/2.5 condo. Master
BR & 1BR. NW 39th Ave & 42nd St. Pool,
tennis, DSL. $450/mo & $400/mo utils incl.
No pets. Call 363-0144 or 363-0143 or email
Unfurn 1BR w/pvt BA in 2BR/2.5BA 2 story
Southfork Oaks condo. Near Target/Oaks
Mall/UF. Quiet M/F, NS, student/prof. No
pets 2 cats on premises. $425/mo + 1/3 utils.
Neg on lease length. 352-284-3961 ASAP
ROOM FOR RENT
$325/MO INCLALL UTILS
Large yard, quiet neighborhood. Call Mike
Male roommate needed to share furnished
house w/young prof. 15 min drive from
campus, close to bus. Free washer/dryer,
pvt bdri w/bthrm. pets ok, Ig fenced yd, lots
of trees, pond, wood deck, hottub, $400/mo
+ dep (1 mo) + 1/2 util (Directv, phone, wire-
less, elec) Ken 954-817-8066 2-6-10-4
Roommate needed in 3BR house, 10-15 min
from UF and SFCC. Rent is $350 plus 1/3
utilities. Current tenants are UF students: Call
Chris 813-789-6032 2-5-10-4
Seeking a female for a bedroom in a 2/1.
Clean, responsible, non-smoking and loves
cats. Rent $300 + 1/2 util. Call 352-328-4682
Roommate(s) needed for spacious 3BR
house w/office. Fully fum. 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.
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
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
Master BR avail in huge home. 2 profs need
mature 3rd. Digital, wireless, W/D, yard serve,
2 bus rts, quiet area. SW Gville. Avail Mar -
July. $450 + utils. email@example.com 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
1 room unfurn in 2/1 NW home. Pet ok, nice
yard, good neighborhood.. Non-smoiker only.
$460 + util. Call cell 917-447-1089 2-8-5-4
Female roommates 4/4 Univ Terr apt. $400/
mo. (everything included!): W/D, 2 freq UF
bus routes (12 & 35) a 15-second walk from
the front door! Please call 352-318-3014 2-
Roommate needed for 3/3 twnhse in gated
comm. Lg BR w/pvt BA & walk-in closet. New
appliances, carpet & paint. All amenities &
utils incl. 24hr gym, pool, Bball, HS internet,
cable w/HBO/SHO $550 954-483-4597 2-
Female roommate 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-
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
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
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
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-
Roommate wanted for 4BR/3BA house off
NW 16th Ave. Between SFCC & UF Cox
Cable tv & intemet, DW, W/D. New carpet
& ceiling fans. Over 20 years old please.
$380/mo. Utilities included. 352-328-4995
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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
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
QUIET ROOM AVAILABLE
Grad student preferred. $500/mo. No smok-
ing. No pets. 352-373-8545 3-1-20-4
5 ROOMS FOR RENT
in new, luxurious 2 story home. Over 3K sq ft
w/garage, patio, etc. For more info/appt call
954-383-6174 or 352-505-0952, hurry B4 its
too late. 2-8-5-4
NW 13th St/39 Ave. Clean master BR/pvt BA
in spacious 3/2 house. W/D. $470 + share
elec/gas. Gator rec tm. Great for grad or
prof. No smoking except outside. No pets.
Female. Share new home w/my 18yr. old
daughter & myself. I work nights. NS. Your
own lockable, nicely furn rm. All utils inci,
$365 first/last. Archer Rd & 75th St area.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Call 335-9712
Female roommate wanted with 2 girls in 3/3.
Have own room and full bath, share living
room & kitchen. $500/mo. Security gate-&
alarm. Call 262-6407 2-15-10-4
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Pre-Constructiqn Pricing next to campus!
Oxford Terrace II Walk to UF from a brand
new condo www.oxfordterrace.com. Call
Eric Leightman with Action Real Eqtate
Sall Real Estate
1BR 3 blocks to UF &. Shands. Newly re-
modeled, central A/C, W/D, luxury kitchen,
tile/Pergo, DW, very clean & private, big
BR, ample parking, first floor, on bus route.
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'Free List of Available Homes
Campus Realty 336-3900 2-8-20-5
houses, condos, land & any other real estate.
Can close in 3 days, all cash. 727-560-6081
FSBO mile from UF!
Awesome 3BR/2BA house
Comply renovated, sep liv/fam rm
Reduced to sell at $219,000
1617 NW 10th Terr. 352-538-7879
NEW 1 & 2BR Condos Starting at $159K
By UF. Gated. Covered, assigned parking
Matt & Tiffany Thomas Realtors
Bosshardt Realty Services, Inc.
352-494-0194 & 352-316-5556
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BRAND NEW CONSTRUCTION 3
BLOCKS FROM UF. Classic New Orleans.
appeal with state-of-the-art luxury.
20 units still available. Prices starting in the
Mid-$200's. Call Eric Wild at 870-9453
Need to buy or sell you home/condo? Call
Kate Wallis, ERA Trend Realty, 352-359-
1112 or visit www.katewallis.com for more
info. UF Alum... Gooooo Gators! 4-19-60-5
University Terrace West 4BR/4BA condo.
Ground floor, fully furnished. $187,000. W/D,
pool, on bus route, 3800 SW 20th Ave. Near
Butler Plaza. Call Steve @ 352-586-6468
COUNTRYSIDE CONDO FOR SALE
$179,900. 4BR/4BA, tiled living area, &
kitchen. Clean & well-maintained. Call Cesar
352-870-8459. Owner/Licensed Realtor.
-ERATrend Realty. 2-7-10-5
2/2 off Archer between campus & 34th St.
Just $129,900! Fully furnished with washer/
dryer & all appliances. Eric Leightman Action
Realty 352-219-2879 4-25-60-5
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.
S0I Real Estate
2 4/4 condos close to UF
Oxford Terrace & Countryside.
Great investments. Great locations.
Great living. Owner financing available.
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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
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BED QUEEN $100 ORTHOPEDIC
Extra thick, pillow-top, mattress & box. Name
brand, new, still in plastic. Call 352-372-7490
will deliver. 4-25-72-6
BED FULL SIZE $75 ORTHOPEDIC
Pillow-top mattress & box. New, unused, still
in plastic w/warranty. Can deliver. Call 352-
MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT $350
Brand new.still packaged w/warranty. Must
sell. Can deliver. Retail $2300. 352-372-
BED KING $170 PILLOWTOP
mattress & box springs. Orthopedic rated.
Name brand, new, never been used, in
plastic with warranty. Call 352-372-8588 Can
CHERRY SLEIGH BED solid with Pillowtop
Mattress & Box. All new still boxed. Cost
$1500, sacrifice $550 352-333-7516
Sofa $175 Brand new in pkg 333-7516
BEDROOM SET. 7pc Cherry, Queen/ king
bed, dresser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, chests
avail. Dovetail const. New, in boxes. Can de-
liver. Retail $6500, must sell, sacrifice $1400
(352) 372-7490 4-25-72-6
SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather.
Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail
$2650. Sacrifice $750. Call 352-377-9846
DINWNG ROOM Beautiful cherry set w/table,
6 Chippendale chairs, hutch & buffet. New,
still in boxes. Retail $5200, sacrifice $1100.
Must sell. Can deliver. 352-372-8588 4-25-
FUTON Solid oak mission-style frame w/
mattress. New, in box. $140 332-9899
DINETTE SET 5pc $85 Brand new in box.
Never used. 352-377-9846 4-25-72-6
"BEDS -ALL BRAND NEW**
"Full $80 Queen $100 King $170"
Orthopedic pillow-top sets. Brand name
matching sets not used or refurbished. Still
in plastic, direct from factory! 352-333-7516.
BED- QUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mat-
tress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand
new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver.
$100 352-377-9846. 4-25-72-6
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Bed-All New King! 3pc Orthopedic pillowtop
mattress set. Brand NEW, still in plastic with
warranty. Can deliver. $170 352-333-7516.
BEDROOM SET- $300 BRAND NEW
Still in boxes! 6 pieces include: Headboard,
2 Nightstands, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must
sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 4-25-72-6
FUTON $60 Solid Oak Mission Style. With
plush mattress $140. All brand NEW still in
box. Can deliver. 352-333-7516 4-25-72-6
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Pool Table Gorgeous 8" All wood table.
Leather pockets, Italian 1" slate, carved legs.
Brand new still in crate. MUST SELL Retail
$5500. Sell $950. Can deliver 352-377-9846
Hot Tub/Spa $1295 Brand New Loaded!
Waterfall, LED lights, cupholders, 110-v
energy efficient with warranty. Free delivery,
MUST SELL 352-372-8588 4-25-72-6
Bed-FULL size pillowtop mattress & box.
New, in plastic, warr. Can del. $80 317-4031
Sofa $185 Brand new! Love seat $150 still in
pkg. Can del 352-333-7516
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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!
*Beds *Full mattress & boxspring sets $49
Queen sets $89 *Single sets$39 *King
sets $99 *from estate sale; 376-0939/378-
.6005 Call-A-Mattress 4370 SW 20th Ave.
BEDS FUTONS FURNITURE
Quality furniture at reasonable prices.
Morrells Furniture Outlet,
140 NW 6th St. 352-378-3400
Shop ONLINE at www.morrellsfurniture.com
Color TV 19" $40 0 La-Z-Boy recliner $40 *
full size bed $50 large dresser, solid wood
$75 0 old wood stove (ornamental) $60 0
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Power Supplies & Drives.
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Computer Help! Now!
Computer Help Fast A+ Computer Geek
House/Dorm 59 min response. No waiting/
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ID. Certified MCSE Technicians. 333-8404.
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COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS
We buy computers and laptops
Working and Non-working
378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street
Microsoft Certified Professional here to
address all of your computer and home net-
working needs. Free estimate. References
available. Don't hesitate, Call 352-226-5151
DATA RECOVERY & Forensic Analysis
Professional, Reliable Work
Law Enforcement Officer
BS Degree, A+ Certified Tech-iian
DataTriangle.com, 352-231-3300 5-15-73-7
PSP Play Station Portable includes 9
games, barely used, screen protector, hand
strap & protective case, memory stick &
adaptor for online use & two limited edition
game holders $350 OBO. Call 376-3737
In the market for a new set of wheels or just
looking to add a second to that collection?
Want personalized handlebars or a fitted
seat? Check in the Alligator Classifieds
NEW& USED BIKES FOR SALE
WE REPAIR ALL BRANDS
Best Prices in Town*
SPIN CYCLE 373-3355
424 W UNIV AVE (DOWNTOWN)
GaI For Sale
Private, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF.
Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-538-
2181.. Can leave mssg. 4-25-72-10
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UF SURPLUS EQUIPMENT AUCTIONS
bikes, computers, printers, vehicles and
more. All individuals interestedin bidding
go t&o http://fa.ufl.edu/am/surplus/online/
Engagement ring for sale- lct. round dia-
mond ring, in white gold. Clarity VS-2, Color
F, ring appraised at $6,600- Must sell $3,750
OBO 727-560-6081 ,4-25-68-10.
KIMBALL SPINET PIANO
Beautiful Cherry finish in French Provencial
desigrAlncludes bench. Evaluated @ $2000.
Asking $1400. Call 375-2678 2-7-5-10
Mac computers, furniture, guitar 4 sale.
Too much info to list here, so visit our page at
www.adbiz.com/4sale/ to see pix and prices!
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** SCOOTERS **
RPM MOTORCYCLES INC
-SALES, SERVICE, PARTS
Many Brands Available 518 SE 2nd St.
Scooters from $899. Largest selection from
KYMCO, Daelim, Hyosung, Adly, Go-Ped,
Schwin, others. 2 yr warrantees.
3550 SW 34th St 338-8450 solanocycle.com
*****New Scooters 4 Less*****
Providing excellent service and
new scooters at great prices!
1901 NW67th Place, 336-1271
NEW website www.NS4L.com
We have moved to a temp. location as we
await the completion of our new state of the
art facility. We still have new scooters start-
ing at $1199. lyr Warranties. We also service
ALL brands of scooters. Pickup Available.
Low Labor Rates. Free estimates. 376-6275
New St'toters 4 Less has LOW rates and
services on any scooter. Pickup/drop off
avail. $19.99 oil change and tune ups.
Call us! 336-1271 4-25-72-11
534 SW4th Ave. Largest Selection of
E-bikes, Scooters, Accessories and More!!
Best Prices and Customer Service!!
******** CASH PAID ********
For MOTORCYCLES OR SCOOTERS
Newer or Older Running or Not
Fast & Convenient Free Pick Up
Call today 352-441-0442
'05 Yamaha Zumia Scooter
Excellent Condition. Practically Brand New.
Asking $1700 OBO. 352-745-2409 2-8-
2005 Vespa Granturimso 200L Scooter.
Vintage green, mint! 200cc, 1k miles, disc
brakes, windshield, trunk, matching helmet,
floormat. $4200 352-846-1374-wk,
like new, red and silver, 49cc, 115 miles.
Excellent condition. Used 2 weeks. With
helmet $995. 352-495-7810 2-9-6-11
New 50cc moped selling at $895.
New 150cc moped selling at $1195.
Mini chopper $495.
6501 SWArcher Rd. Phone 384-1635
2004 VENTO R4i PHANTOM SCOOTER
150 cc, 4-stroke. Exc cond, up to 65 mph.
2,300 mi. Must sell ASAP! $1500/OBO. Call
Bill @ 760-917-0056 2-15-10-11
2003 RED KYMCO ZX 50
Asking $1100. Please call 352-246-9740
I ll Motorcycles, Mopeds] MI
Scooter Maintenance Packages!
Buy all of your scooter maintenance in a
2 or 4 year package & save $! Check out
NS4L.com or call 336-1271 for more info!
Buy A New Scooter 0 Buy A Used Scooter
All on one site! Check the website or call
336-1271 for more info! 4-25-54-11
Scooter 04 49cc Jialing
4 stroke, 8700 miles $590 cash only. For
details 352-870-7783 2-8-5-11
Excellent running condition, good
physical condition. Email for pictures at
email@example.com, or call Fred @
386-454-5751. Price $2700. 2-9-5-11
*FAST CASH PAID FOR ANY CAROL
*Running or not!O
*NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS
*Over 10 yr svc to UF students
*Call Don @ 215-7987 4-25-72-12
CARS -CARS BuyOSellOTrade
Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes
Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars
3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com
CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150
OVER 50 IMPORTS UNDER $10,000
SELECT MOTOR CAR
THE YELLOW BUILDING
2715 N MAIN 377-1616
95 RED MITSUBISHI MIRAGE COUPE LS
86k miles, runs great! New brakes, battery
(2 yr warranty),excellent tires, clean records.
$1800 OBO. Call 352-870-5972 2-8-5-12
1994 TOYOTA COROLLA STN WAGON
Must sell!!! Automatic, A/C, CD/MP3 player,
under 100k miles. Call Will @ 504-338-9647.
'96 TOYOTA COROLLA DX
4 D, manual, 98k miles, A/C, ext. green/int.
tan, great condition, runs well, $3200. Call
THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY
NEEDS VOLUNTEER DRIVERS
Transport patients to/from treatments
Must have valid driver's license,
safe driving record & attend training session.
Call 352-376-6866 ext 114 for more info.
LOCAL ARTIST NEEDS:
* Gold Diamonds Gems Class Rings
* ETC Top Cash $$$ or Trade *
OZZIE'S FINE JEWELRY 373-9243. 8-15-
UF GRAD PAYS MORE
for gold jewelry, scrap gold, Rolex, dia-
monds, guitars, etc. Top $$$. Get my offer
before you sell! Call Jim 376-8090 or 222-
Buying jewelry, gold, diamonds etc.
Top dollar paid. 727-560-6081
$500! POLICE IMPOUNDS! Help Wanted
HONDAS, CHEVYS, TOYOTAS, ETC.
For listings 800-366-9813 ext 4622
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Sunrise Auto Sales
3630 N Main St.
Buy Here, Pay Here 4-25-72-12
Sunrise Auto Sales
3630 N. Main St.
No credit check
Bring W-2s and Drive home today. 4-25-
Sunrise Auto Sales
$2000 off all financed vehicles
Wide selection of vehicles -4-25-72-12
Sun City Auto Sales
2306 NE Waldo Rd
Buy Here, Pay Here
No credit check 4-25-72-12
Sun City Auto Sales
Bring W-2s & drive home today
Wide selection of vehicles
$2000 off all financed vehicles 4-25-72-12
JUNK CARS HAULED AWAY!
*** FREE 0 FREE FREE* FREESO*
MUST HAVE TITLE! METRO GNV ONLY!
CALL DON 215-7987 4-25-72-12
Used Cars Sale & trade
See our inventory! 5-15-84-12
CARS FROM $29/MO!
Hondas Chevys 0 Jeeps and more!
$0 Down, 36 Months @ 8.5% apr.
For listings call 800-366-9813 ext 9765
93 VOLVO 850 -
201k, runs great! A/C, cd changer, regular
service, new front brakes, rear calipers,
excellent tires, records incl. $1900 Cal Hilda
98 Pontiac Grand Prix
4 door, silver, AC, CD, automatic, power.
window & lock, tilt, leather, sweet ride. $5000
OBO, 352-494-9576 2-7-5-12
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any reader who responds to advertising use
caution and investigate the sincerity of the
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Bright? Enthusiastic? Like people? Must be
over 22, stable work history, clean driving re-
cord, drug-free, pers ref. www.carrsmith.com
for details. 4-25-72-14
Animal Care Tech looking for hard working
person to work w/ reptiles & rodents. Will
train, PTto start with more hrs possible. Start
at $7.00/hr. Flex hrs. Please call 495-9024
between 9-4 M-F. 4-25-72-14
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time & pace. All you need to be a CNA
& pass the state exam is on VCR tape.
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Phone survey interviewers wanted. Start
work today! No sales, opinion research
only! Flexible Schedule! Perceptive Market
Research 336-6760 ex 4081 Call now! 4-
Students in Accounting, Aviation, Business/
Sales and IT needed for various positions.
Flexible schedules and competitive pay. Join
our teanr! Learn more at www.gleim.com/
$$ STUDENTS GET CASH $$
For gently used brand name
Clothing/accessories & furniture
$Cash on the Spot$ SANDY'S No appt
necessary! 2906 NW 13th St 372-1226 4-
$250 A DAY POTENTIAL
No experience necessary, training-provided.
800-965-6520 ext 138 4-25-72-14
Needed for evaluations of
Local Stores, Restaurants and Theaters
Flexible Hours, Training Provided
Call 1-800-585-9024 ext 6254
M l Help Wanted
$12- 15/Hour DRIVERS
$6.67 $7.40/Hour INSIDERS
$8.35-$9.40/hr MANAGERS in training
Apply online at www.gatordominos.com/jobs
Or at any of the 6 locations. 4-25-72-14
Gator Domino's is growing again. We are
looking for career oriented team mem-
bers. Now hiring Assistant Managers and
future GMs. $8.35-$9.40/hr for Managers
in training. GMs $40k+. Send resumes
to Freddie@gatordominos.com or call
Ann at 352-318-9650. Learn more at
GREAT PAY FOR THOSE WHO STAY! Park
Place Car Wash is looking for hard workers
for all positions. Cashiers (fullday availability)
& line workers (AM 8:30-1 & PM 12-6 shifts
avail) 15-40hrs-your choice. Great work envi-
ronment. Apply in person. 7404 NW4th Blvd.
Across from Home Depot. No calls please
POLITICAL CALL CENTER
Phone reps needed ASAP for Political
Campaigns. Base hourly rate + bonus.
371-5888 ext. 111 or 4112 NW 22nd Dr. 4-
EARN $60 THIS WEEK!
Donate.Plasma & Save a Life
Best part-time job you'll ever have
Bring this Ad and Earn an
Extra $5 on Your 2nd Donation.
DCI Biologicals 150 NW 6th St
0** SOCCER COACHESeOO
needed for GSA rec and camp youth teams:
Experience required. License preferred for
comp. For info:
firstname.lastname@example.org or 379-5979.
1 Mi Help Wanted
Leasing Consultant, PT
Sales & customer service exp.
*Get Paid & Have Fun *Flexible Hours &
Competitive $ *Sales Experience Required
*eBay Experience a plus *Resume To
University of Florida
Survey Research Center
408 W University Ave. suite 106
Apply Mon-Fri 9am-9pm
392-2908 ext. 105
$7.50/hr + BONUS + Paid Training
$8.00 SpanishlEnglish bilingual speakers
Telephone Interviewing NO SALES
No registration fee. Make money at your
schedule. Offer all UF, Santa Fe courses and
others. Respond to course requests online
Sales/Leasing Specialist Part-time and Full-
time professional sales positions in local
management co. Fax resume, cover letter
& avail schedule to 352-376-6269 or email
Sun Country Sports is hiring gymnastics,
tumbling, office, bookkeeping, rockwall; sum-
mer camp and more. Applications avail @
www.suncou'ntrysports.com. Bring applica-
tion to either location. 2-16-27-14
Attn Smokers! Earn at least $7/hr Smokers
needed to participate in a study on decision-
making & smoking. If interested, come to
Rm 81 in the UF Psychology Bldg, call 392-
0601 x297, visit www.psych.ufl.edu/-locey/
smokers.mht for more info. 4-25-70-14
Your roommate hasn't done the dishes in
How long?! Find a better dishwasher in the
(DOB 02/11/66); 5'09",
160 ibs, Brown Hair,
Witness and Felony
Call (352) 372-STOP
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2007 N ALLIGATOR, 17
m l Help Wanted
Potential earnings $14-$20/hrl Make your
own schedule. Fun environment, great op-
portunity. For info contact Jason 379-3663.
Approx. 25 hours/week $7/hour
Call Shannon 284-2959
Ada's Clothes Repair 4-25-68-14
Tired of sitting around with out it? Sit here &
make it! UF FLORIDA REPDIALS seeks UF
students to raise funds. Earn up to $8.00/hr
with a FLEXIBLE schedule. Apply at 105
NW 16th St. 4th floor. Academic Classroom
Building 105 or call 392-7754 for more info
Seeking a responsible individual who is orga-
nized, detailed oriented and reliable. Stable
and constant schedule, Greatjob for the seri-
ous student. Able to work 20 hrs/wk. Prepare
documents for scanning. Scan documents
using scanner/pc software. Audit scanned
documents. Able to pick up 20 Ib box.
Submit resume to email@example.com.
Background check required, EOE/DFWP 2-
Paid survey takers needed in Gainesville.
100% FREE to join. Cllick on Surveys. 4-
W 1 Help Wanted 1 1 Help Wanted
Earn cash to pay off those holiday bills:
FREE gift cards! 2-14-20-14
Bright, enthusiastic, industrious workers
wanted for toy/gift store. FT/PT. Must be
able to work weekends, breaks and holidays.
Stop by for an application @ 1510 NW 13th
SUBWAY OAKS MALL
Happy, energetic, fast, reliable, honest
people. No hot greasy fries. No grease traps.
Call 305-773-3592 2-14-20-14
400+ Counselor/Instructor Jobs!
3 Coed Summer Camps in PA.
Travel Paid. Top Salary.
Cool Nights & Warm Days!
National Call Center is looking for customer
service representatives all shifts available
30 cwpm, great people skills. Must apply
within 1830 NE 2nd St hours of 9am 4pm.
LA FIESTA MEXICAN RESTAURANT
Hiring hostesses, wait staff, PT/FT cooks,
dishwashers, all positions open. By Oaks
Mall. No phone calls. Apply in person 7038
NW 10th Place between 2 & 5pm everyday.
PT YARDWORK, $9/HR
Experience w/equipment preferred.
Call Sebastian @ 352-591-3000 2-5-10-14
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to teach ages 4-12 fun science
PT, 4-15h/wk, $9/hr, flex 12-5pm, depend-
able a must. 333-0108 apply online
Knowledge of Adobe a must!
Reliable & Creative
Contact Kaycee at-332-0555
fax resume to 379-8225 2-5-10-14
Manager Trainee for Funworks
management & marketing skills needed
dependable & able to work flexible hours
part-time evenings & weekends
Contact Dave 332-0555 2-5-10-14
Research assistants needed for finalization
of revolutionary contract bridge bidding sys-
tem. The First Bridge University (TFBU.com)
is the 501 (C) 3 not-for-profit organization
sponsoring the research.
Stipends and travel expenses are part of
compensation for qualifying applicants.
Must be mathematically inclined and have
very strong declarer play abilities.
For further information and to set up inter-
view, call Rick Strattan at 386-454-0887 ext.
22. Ask for TFBU Division 2-6-10-14
OFFICE HELP PT 15hrs/wk, $6.75/hr. Flex
around class period. No exp, but typing, in-
temet & general computer knowledge neces-
sary. Indicate 1-class standing & 2-why you
need the job. Fax 375-4591 2-5-10-14
PROJECT MANAGER TRAINEE
for blind manufacturer & installation co.
Construction exp helpful 352-339-4600 2-
Java programmers with mySQL and SSL
exp needed (FT pos) Pay commensurate
with exp. Resumes: firstname.lastname@example.org
CF programmers with mySQL and SSL exp
needed, (FT pos) Pay commensurate with
exp. Resumes: email@example.com 2-
Come have Summer Fun!
Florida Elks Youth Camp
24175 SW 450
7 weeks $2100
June 4 July 21, 2007
www.flelks.org or 1-800-523-1673 ext 251
Donor Scheduling Representative
LifeSouth Community Blood Centers is look-
ing for energetic people to help maintain the
community blood supply! Representatives
will be responsible for contacting exist-
ing LifeSouth blood donors by phone and
scheduling appointments. The hourly rate is
minimum wage with a monthly incentive that
could increase your earning potential up to
9.00 per hour. All applicants must be avail-
able to work evening and weekend hours.
Please complete an application at LifeSouth
Community Blood Centers, 4039 Newberry
Road, or call 224-1740.. Background check
required. EOE/DFWP. 2-6-10-14
Attention Degree Holders:
Free Airfarel Free Housing! Teach in Korea
apply @ www.footprintsrecruiting.com 2-
Earn $2500 + monthly and more to type
simple ads online. www.DataAdEntry.com
Optimetric assistant needed for busy office.
Must be available Th. 1-7:30 PM Fax avail-
ability & resume to 352-248-0692
Internet researchers needed for our
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LB Hicks commits to UF
JOHNSON CHOSE USC.
By NICK ZACCARDI
Alligator Staff Writer
Linebacker Brandon Hicks com-
mitted to UF on Sunday, adding to
the Gators' top-ranked recruiting
The Jacksonville Forrest High
four-star prospect informed UF
coach Urban Meyer of his inten-
tions, according to the Florida
Hicks checked in as the No. 15
strong-side linebacker, according to
Rivals.com ranked Hicks the
eighth-best outside linebacker of
the 2007 class.
"He's a really good player, an ex-
plosive player who runs well from
sideline to sideline," Scout.com
recruiting analyst Jamie Newberg
said. "He's a big-time hitter. I think
he's got a bright future."
While they picked up one com-
mit, the Gators lost out on a five-
star recruit as touted athlete Ronald
Johnson verbally committed to
Johnson, out of Muskegon,
Mich., chose the Trojans instead of
UF, Michigan, Michigan State and
Scout ranked Johnson the No.
2 corerback in the 2007 class but
also listed the 6-foot, 185-pound
prospect as a wide receiver.
Rivals had Johnson as the No. 1
receiver and the eighth overall play-
er in the country. Muskegon High
coach Tony Annese said USC was
the only school to recruit Johnson
strictly as a receiver, which may
have factored into the decision.
"He's one of the top two-way
guys in the country," Newberg
said. "He's good enough to play on
either side of the ball for anyone in
the country. He's a playmaker."
A flurry of players will commit
in the next few days as National,
Signing Day approaches on
UF's prospects include top-
ranked receiver Terrance Toliver,
No. 3 wide receiver Deonte
Thompson, No. 1 safety Chad Jones
and No. 7 defensive end Allen
20, ALLIGATOR i MONDAY, FEBRUARY 5,2007
UF MEN'S TENNIS
Young UF surprises No. 2 Baylor
By PHIL KEGLER
a Alligator Writer
As the UF men's tennis team
continues to -surpass- expecta-
tions, it may start being called
something unexpected: a con-
Key play from upperclassmen
and freshmen helped lead the
Gators to a 4-3 upset against No.
2 Baylor (4-1) on Sunday.
No. 15 UF (3-0) started off
with an easy 6-1 victory against
Furman (1-3) on Friday night.
Sunday's match caused more
drama against Baylor, as the
doubles point would come down
to the freshman duo of Dan Cash
and Geoffrey Barton after the
Gators split at the No. 1-and-No.
The match would go the dis-
tance as Cash and Barton gave
UF the doubles point with a 9-8
"(Cash and Barton's vic-
tory) gave Greg (Ouellete), Jesse
(Levine) and Nestor (Briceno) a
chance to understand that if they
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UF junior Nestor Briceno returns the ball during the Gators' win
over Ole Miss 5-2 on March 3, 2006, at the Ring Tennis Complex in
could sweep their three matches,
we could win," Coach Andy
Jackson said. "Those two fresh-
men made the difference."
Jackson tried to bank on the
momentum of the big doubles
win,- substituting Ca-lh md
Barton into singles positions, No.
5 and 6, respectively.
Barton- couldn't keep the mo-
mentum going, however, losing
6-0, 6-0 to No. 66 Denes Lukacs,
knotting the team score at 1-1.
Straight-set victories by Levine
(6-1, 6-3) and No. 16 Ouellette (6-
1, 6-2) in the No.'1 and 2 matches
gave the Gators a 3-1 advantage.
"I was pumped up from the
very start in the doubles and
brought that into the singles,"
Ouellette said. "Baylor's been a
powerhouse in college tennis for
the past five years.
"They've always been really
tough to play against. We just
took it to them."
After leading 4-1 in the first
set, Cash lost 12 of the next 13
games to fall 6-4, 6-1, leaving the
Gators with a 3-2 edge.
All focus turned to the No.
3 singles match between No. 60
Briceno and Matija Zgaga.
Briceno took the first set and
was up 4-2 in the second before
Zgaga took three straight games.
Briceno fended off a possible
third set by taking the next three,
giving him a 6-1, 7-5 victory and
clinching the Gators' upset.
Sunday's victory was espe-
cially big for the Gators as they
head away from home for their
next two matches.
UFwill continue a challeng-
ing schedule, going against No.
7 Illinois on Feb. 13 and No. 13
Florida State on Feb. 17.
Even after the win, Jackson
feels his team has a ways to go.
"I would be lying if I said I
wasn't surprised," Jackson said.
"We beat a contender, (but that)
doesn't make us a contender.
"The schedule is set .for, re-
ally, a top-5 team. We have some
guys who have talent, but need
to develop. If some of those three
or four guys step up, would that
Change things? Absolutely."
Santa Fe rolls in
By EVAN DREXLER
By the top or me v a ;nn when Santa Fe had a 10-0
lead, even the scoreboard operator was exhausted.
"My fingers are getting tired from pushing all these but-
tons," Matt Medlock said.
That's the kind of day it was for the relentless Saints,
who put up 20 hits in a 14-0 victory against South Florida
Community College on Saturday afternoon.
After a four-day layoff and a game canceled Friday due to
rain, Coach Johnnny Wiggs was worried the team would come
out rusty and lethargic.
But the Saints (4-0) were nothing of the sort.
They started their scoring early.
After Jared Stephenson and Anthony Randich singled and
Andrew Migetz was hit by a pitch, the Saints added three more
singles to score four runs in the second inning.
Starting pitcher Billy Whitaker (2-0) threw his second shut-
out of the season. He allowed four hits in six
innings and struck out three South Florida
"That's what I love to see," Whitaker
Said of the shutout. "Absolutely."
It was a cold day, and the pitcher had to
stretch between innings to keep his blood
flowing, but the Saints batters did not seem
Whitaker to be affected.
SThey were more than eager to help
Whitaker pick up the win, and the five-hit second inning was
just the beginning of their day.
SFCC added three runs in the fifth, sixth and seventh in-
In the fifth, the Saints had five more hits, all singles, to bring
their lead to 7-0.
In the sixth, center fielder Eugene Gamett got the inning go-
ing with a single. Designated hitter Todd Waller brought him
home with an RBI double and Randich added his third hit of
He finished the game with four hits and four runs scored
The seventh-inning scoring got going when Johnny
Kirkland walked on five pitches. Stephenson doubled and
Randich followed with his fourth single. Migetz hit a two-run
double to cap the scoring in the inning.
"It's such a positive thing knowing that your hitters can
help you out," Whitaker said.
Eight of the nine Saints starters had hits. Gamett, Stevenson
and third baseman Chris Warren had three hits each.
Relief pitchers Chad Brock and Caleb Fuddy came in to
pitch the final three innings of shutout baseball, giving up
three hits combined.
"I'm really lucky this year to have a pitching staff I can rely
on," Whitaker said.
Wiggs will continue to count on his pitching staff through-
out the season.
"It revolves and starts with the tempo and tone of the pitch-
ers," Wiggs said. "Once Billy came out and established it for us
with six zeroes, I thought we had the win."
Wilcox leads Gators divers, earns two runner-up finishes
* THE SOPHOMORE EARNED HIGH
MARKS ON THE 1- AND 3-METER
By SCOTT ROSEN
Tack two more Southeastern Conference
diving honors to sophomore Jonathan
Wilcox's already impressive r6sum6.
In the opening competitions of the SEC
Diving Championships, Wilcox captured
two runner-up finishes in as many days at
Wilcox and senior Justin Schmidt repre-
sented the men's team. The women's team
was represented by freshman Jennifer Funch
and sophomore Whitney Stem.
Wilcox's first second-place finish came
on Friday in the 1-meter dive with a score of
Then, on Saturday, Wilcox scored 395.45 off
the 3M board, also earning him second. Both
scores marked collegiate postseason highs.
"Jonathan is diving well and he's diving
relaxed," UF diving coach Donnie Craine
said. "I can see him having fun out there. He's
finally starting to believe that he actually be-
Wilcox's best dive of the weekend came
on Saturday, where in the fourth round he
averaged a score of 7.5 on a reverse three-and-
a-half somersault from the tuck position. The
dive carried a 3.5 degree of difficulty.
During Saturday's competition, Schmidt
finished 14th off the 3M board. He scored 55.5
in the sixth round on his best dive of a night,
a forward two-and-a-half somersault with a
"He's finally starting to believe
that he actually belongs here."
UF diving coach
"Justin scored some points for us today,
and he did a decent job," Craine said. "After
having shoulder surgery last summer, it's
amazing what he's able to do right now. Both
guys are really doing a great job."
On Sunday, both Schmidt and Wilcox
competed off the platform, finishing sixth
and third, respectively. For the women, Funch
finished 16th in the 1M, 17th off the 3M and
placed eighth off the platform.
Stem took 20th in the 1M and 15th in the
"The women have scored as many points
on springboard this year as they did last year,"
Craine said. "They're right on the edge of
making finals, just a few things here and there-
kept them out."
The swim teams head to Kentucky on
Wednesday to compete in their portion of the
2007 SEC Championships.
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EDONOVAN DOESN'T EXPECT THE
JUNIOR TO MISS PRACTICE TIME.
By JENNA MARINA
Alligator Staff Writer
With a minute left, not one of the 12,222 in
attendance at the O'Connell Center made a
It didn't matter to Gators fans that UF was
up by 17 points. It didn't matter to Volunteers
fans that Tennessee was about to lose its fifth
Southeastern Conference game.
None of it mattered because forward Corey
Brewer was writhing on the floor, dutching his
"C'mon, Corey. Get up, baby," a fan shouted
from the stands to break the silence.
Seconds earlier; Brewer tried to block JaJuan
Smith's layup attempt but collided with the
Tennessee guard instead.
As the student section chanted his name,
Brewer got off the floor and slightly limped to
Coach Billy Donovan said Brewer was fine
after top-ranked UF's 94-78 victory against the
Volunteers on Saturday, and doctors believed the
forward just bruised his knee.
Donovan doesn't expect that Brewer will
need X-rays and thinks he should be able to
"I think he just landed a little awkwardly,
which probably just scared him more than any-
thing else," Donovan said. "He's fine right now,
according to the doctors.".
Stj, the fall was enough to scare some of his
"I thought everything was OK until Corey
was rolling on the ground," forward Al Horford
said. "I was kind of worried for about 2 minutes
until he got up and was fine."
Some may question why, with a 17-point lead
and only a minute to go, Donovan didn't rotate
Tim casey/ Alligator Staff
UF forward Corey Brewer clutches his right knee after colliding with Al Horford and Tennes-
see's JaJuan Smith while trying to block a shot during the Gators' 94-78 win.
his bench into the game faster, but the coach
stood by his decision.
"Tennessee didn't concede the game,"
Donovan said. "They played all the way until
"I think my job and my goal as a coach is to
make sure that we play through all the way to
the end, and we play to the best of our ability.
Now, the likelihood of them coming back prob-
ably is not great. ... but stranger things have
Tennessee knows about losing a crucial com-
petitor to an injury.
Without leading scorer Chris Lofton, who
sat out with a high-ankle sprain, the Volunteers
couldn't generate an offensive response to UF's
SEE BASKETBALL, PAGE 23
By RACHEL ROBINS
As Amanda Castillo swung on
the uneven bars, preparing for her
dismount, her mother jumped up
and down in the crowd, waving
her orange and blue shaker and
yelling "stick it" again and again.
The cheer was only intended
for Castillo, but the rest of the
No.1 UF gymnastics team (8-0-1,
2-0-1 Southeastern Conference)
The Gators defeated No. 10
Aubut 197.65-195.625 Friday
night, scoring the highest of any
collegiate team this season.
UF coach Rhonda Faehn thinks
her team can score higher.
"They know even still
- that we can do better," Faehn
said. "We still have improve-
ments to make, and that's what's
exciting. We've had five relatively
good competitions, so we just
have to keep pacing them where
we just keep focusing on fixing
the little things."
Alabama previously held the
highest mark of 197.475, which it
posted against Auburn last week.
The Gators reset the mark
thanks to a record-breaking floor
routine ini front of 4,656 people at
the O'Connell Center.
"They know even still that
we can do better."
UF gymnastics coach
Ashley Reed, Amanda Castillo,
Corey Hartung, Katie Rue and
Savannah Evans combined to
post a 49.65 on floor exercise,
the highest team score on floor in
Hartung received a 10 for
her performance, but the second
judge gave her a 9.9.
She had to settle for the aver-
"It definitely felt like my best
routine this year," Hartung said:
"The other judge gave me a 9.9, so
obviously, there is something little
wrong with it."
Maybe it was the return of the
Gator chomp that gave UF some
In UF's tie against Georgia last
SEE GYM, PAGE 23
According to the Wooden
Award Committee, Al
Horford isn't one of the
top 30 players in the nation.
The list of 30 athletes ex-
pected to compete for the
player of the year award was
released last week, notice-
ably without Horford's name.
On Saturday, the committee
members must have been watch-
ing their midseason All-America
team instead of Horford.
Instead of watching UF's ju-
nior forward put up a career-high
22 points, they gazed at Tennessee
ting on the
Nick Zaccardi ankle.
Nick-el Coverage Rather
Tennessee's frontcourt in the
post, they tuned into Syracuse's
Demetris Nichols put up 8 points
on 3-of-10 shooting against lowly
Depaul. They must have missed
Horford's 13 rebounds, five as-
sists and three blocks, too.
I'll tell you one person
who had an up-close view of
Horford's night: Tennessee coach
"Al Horford, to me, is one of
the best big men in the country,"
Pearl said. "He uses his body re-
ally well. He's a man."
Though Horford remains
eligible for the award, UF coach
Billy Donovan shares my view on
"He doesn't get enough re-
spect," Donovan said. "The fact
that the Wooden Award list is out
and he's not on it, that's mind-
Everybody knows Horford is
capable of putting up these num-
bers nightly. Through January, he
ranked No. 6 in the country in
SEE NICK-EL, PAGE 23
.;.,. .. ,1
* 2003: Quarterback Chris Leak signs with
the Gators. After four tumultuous years,
Leak stamped his UF career with a national
championship on Jan. 8 against Ohio State
S in the BCS title game.
6. South Carolina
5. Mississippi State
Today's question: How would you grade Rex
Grossman's performance in the Super Bowl?
Friday's question: Which undecided recruit
would you most want to sign with UF? (see
right for results)
Toliver 39% (123)
Johnson 36% (112)
Hicks 10% (33)
Thompson 8% (24)
Bailey 7% (23)
315 TOTAL VOTES
Gators set scoring benchmark vs. Auburn
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Kim Wilmath / Alligator Staff
Tennessee's Lofton sits out in loss
BASKETBALL, from page22
55.6 percent field-goal mark.
"Their best player didn't play," forward
Joakim Noah said. "But you know what? We
play them again.
"We would want Chris Lofton to play
because that's an excuse for them to say their
best player didn't play."
After two last-second losses to the
Volunteers last season, the Gators were happy
to win so decisively.
"When we play teams like UT, who beat us
twice a season before, we were going to come
with the right focus," said Noah, who contrib-
uted 19 points, six rebounds and three blocks.
"This was one, of the reasons why I wanted
to come back to school was to play against
Horford led UF (21-2, 8-0 SEC) with 13 re-
bounds and a career-high 22 points.
After a month of bleak free-throw shoot-
ing, Horford and the rest of the Gators posted
a respectable 73.5 percent for UF's best shoot-
"ing performance since it played Alabama-
Birmingham on Dec. 30.
"Me and Jo and Brett Swanson went last
night and worked on free-throw shooting,"
Horford said. "We're back on that habit since
before SEC started.
"We shoot about 200 free throws at the
.* practice court."
Tennessee coach Bruce
Pearl said he was impressed
Men's with the way UF played all-.
Basketball around and noticed a differ-
ence in the Gators from the
last time the two rivals met.
"I think they are better than they were last
year when we played them here," he said.
"You just see them do what they do, and they
do it over and over again.
"They honor the game with the way they
NICK-EL, from page 22
Against the Volunteers, he took advantage of countless
one-on-one post ups.
The one time the Vols doubled down on Horford, he
kicked out to Lee Humphrey for an open 3-pointer.
Down low, he teamed with Joakim Noah and Chris
Richard to outrebound Tennessee 26-6 in the first half.
Horford's got the all-around game, but the awards will
only come if he becomes a focal point of the offense.
Maybe if he played for teams like Tennessee and
Syracuse, he would get the chance to.
But with the way UF's talented and deep roster spreads
the ball around, it's impossible for anybody to average 20
And if Horford did become the center of attention, the
team would likely suffer.
Joakim Noah needs to dunk. Lee Humphrey needs to -
drain threes. Corey Brewer needs to drive. Taurean Green
needs to lead the attack.
Sadly, words like "double-doubles" and "points per
game" factor more into the Wooden picks than the one
word that matters most: wins.
So, when the Wooden committee finalized their list last
week, only three Gators made the cut: Noah, Brewer and
Instead of including Horford, a potential NBA Draft
lottery pick, stars from mediocre teams made the cut.
Michigan State's Drew Neitzel, the lone decent hold-
.over from the 2005 Final Four squad, made it because he
is the Spartans' only source of consistent offense.
Who can name what team Morris Almond plays for?
He's on the list.
Almond averages 27 points per game for Rice, an 11-10
squad in Conference USA.
Can you imagine what Horford would do as a featured
player in C-USA against the likes of East Carolina, SMU
Reed takes event
competition in win
GYM, from page 22
week, Faehn decided to axe the tradi-
tion from floor exercise.
She believed it would be too much
of a distraction in the hostile Georgia
However, the gymnasts were happy
to have it back. -
"It's great to be back home (and)
put those Gator Chomps back in our
floor routine," Castillo said. "It felt
like something was
It was a career
night for Castillo's
former club team-
', The junior cap-
"" turned the individual'
Castillo apparatus titles on
vault, balance beam and tied for the
top spot on floor.
She placed second on uneven bars.
In addition, Reed won the all-
aroimd title with a score of 39.675.
Reed responded to a challenge set
After reviewing some of Reed's
routines, UF's coach text-messaged
the junior and asked if she knew her
"I actually was talking with her this
week about this, if she understood her
potential and just how good she is,"
Faehn said. "She has so much talent
that people would kill for. It really
UF junior Ashley Reed scores a 9.9 on balance beam during the
Gators' 197.65-195.625 win against No. 10 Auburn on Friday.
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