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Law limiting research travel to Cuba upheld


By JESSICA DaSILVA
Alligator Writer
jdasilva@alligator.org

A federal judge upheld a Florida
law that bans students and profes-
sors from using university money
to travel to Cuba or any nation
deemed a "terrorist state."
U.S. District Judge Adalberto
Jordan rejected the challenge from
the American Civil Liberties Union
to stop enforcement of the law.


Carmen Diana Deere, director
for UF's Center for Latin American
Studies, said the point of the
ACLU's lawsuit is to show that the
federal government not the state
- has jurisdiction over regulating
travel to Cuba.
Two years after the communist
dictator Fidel Castro took power
in 1959, the United States broke off
diplomatic relations with Cuba.
"(The Florida Legislature hates)
Castro, so they think any travel to


Cuba supports the regime," said
Deere, who joined the suit last
summer.
"It doesn't hurt the regime it
hurts the faculty and students be-
cause it limits our knowledge of
Cuba," she said.
Deere said Jordan's decision was
not the final say on the challenge.
He made a decision to keep the law
enacted until the ACLU's appeal is
heard in court.
She stressed the importance of


being able to study in Cuba for the
future of U.S. foreign relations.
Once Castro dies, Deere said
relations between the United
States and Cuba will
State normalize, and it
News will be important for
experts at Florida's
universities to help assist with the
transition.
She said if professors wanted
to pay their own way to Cuba, it
would be acceptable under the cur-


rent law. However, it would pose
a problem for graduate students,
who would need support, she said.
To assist the students, Deere said
the center gives grants to about 30
students to study anywhere in
Latin America. But because of the
law, UF isn't able to send any stu-
dents to Cuba.
"If you wanted to study Cuba,
basically you wouldn't come to
Florida you would go elsewhere
for graduate school," Deere said.


MEDICAL SCHOOL

Undergrad starts long


journey to degree


Sara Rubin / Alligator
Students gather for a party at Skate Station Funworks in celebration of Black
history month Monday night. Black history month runs through February and is
meant to pay tribute to blacks' struggles and successes throughout history.


* UFjunior Bryan
Augenstein (right)
leads a revitalized
pitching staff this
season. The Gators
are hoping to erase
the memory of an
inconsistent staff
from last season.
See story, pg. 19.


By BRITTANY DAVIS
Alligator Writer
bdavis@alligator.org

Editor's note: This is the first of a
three-part series profiling students
and doctors at different stages of their
medical careers.

Stephanie Knapp knows the road to
medical school is fraught with academic
land mines.
If biology and organic chemistry don't
filter out the faint-of-heart, then biochem-
istry and physics loom ahead. '
Apsychology major and premedical stu-
dent in her second semester at UF, Knapp is
prepared to sacrifice an occasional night of
dancing at Rehab or Mojitos to cram for a
morning exam.
"I definitely have fun right now," she
said. "Classes are not too hard yet, but I've
pulled all-nighters."
While Knapp was growing up, she
wanted to join the Army and become a
pilot like her father. For years, she dreamt
of attending West Point. But when she
volunteered at Boca Raton Community
Hospital between her junior and senior
years of high school, the relationships she
formed with patients made Knapp realize
she would rather wear medical scrubs than
a flight suit.
Although Knapp isn't sure what area of
medicine she wants to pursue, she said sur-
gery and psychiatry tempt her. She devel-
oped an interest in surgery when she took
an anatomy class in high school.
"I dissected cats and sheep brains and
cow eyes," she said. "I thought, 'Wow, I


* Some graduate stu-
dents in the English
department are con-
sidering leaving UF
because of the 5-year
plan to reduce the
College of Liberal Arts
and Science's debt.
See story, pg. 8.


could do this on a person.'"
The prospect of performing surgery
intrigues her because the human body is so
complex, she said.
She added that she's not nervous about
holding a human life in her hands because
she watched her father do it as a pilot.
"It doesn't intimidate me. It's a motiva-
tion," she said.
Because of her interest in psychiatry and
in the human mind, Knapp chose to major
in psychology.
"What I love about psychology is that
you can read about it in a textbook and then
go outside and observe everything you just
learned," she said.
Knapp has made almost perfect grades
so far with the exception of a B-plus
in her calculus class. But school is not the
only thing in her life. She also volunteers
at Shands at UF, plays cub volleyball with
friends and participates in the Campus
Crusade for Christ, a group that holds
weekly prayer meetings.
"1 dissected cats and sheep
brains and cow eyes. I thought,
'Wow, I could do this on a per-
son.'
Stephanie Knapp
UF freshman

She said religion guides her ambitions,
and she believes God has a plan for her.
"It's in God's hands," she said. "Nothing
is really up to me in the long run."
Occasionally, she feels intimidated
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Slating for Pants Party
Reitz Union Meeting Room,
9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Interviews are held for
Student Senate positions and
Student Government execu-
tive positions.

Build a Bear
Reitz Union Colonnade,
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them in Gators shirts.

Genetics Seminar
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HIV/AIDS disproportionately
impacts black people.

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UF RESEARCH

Maggot treatment used at Shands at UF for first time


By CADY HUSS
Alligator Contributing Writer

The next time you reach to
squash a fly, you might want to
reconsider. Its babies may save
your life.
Maggots are being used to treat
one patient's dead tissue wound at
Shands at UF for the first time in the
hospital's documented history.
Maggot debridement therapy,
which dates to the 1500s, is very
rare today, said Doug Pokomy,


a health education intern in the
Surgical Intensive Care Unit at
Shands.
Each therapy session is a com-
plicated procedure that can take
several hours.
Doctors apply the larvae directly
to the patient's skin, concentrating
on the areas with the most decay.
The larvae are then covered with a
screen that is glued to the patient,
trapping the maggots so they-
move on the surface of the wound,
Pokorny said.
The maggots secrete an enzyme


"The maggots do not
actually eat anything. They
liquefy the dead tissue and
basically drink it."
Doug Pokorny
health education intern

that liquefies the dead tissue but
does not affect the live tissue.
"The maggots do not actually
eat anything," Pokorny said. "They
liquefy the dead tissue and basi-


cally drink it."
The maggots are left on the
wound for two to three days and
grow to 25 times their original
mass, Pokorny said.
This procedure can be repeated
up to six times, so the treatment
usually lasts between 12 to 18 days.
Elizabeth Basile, who works at
Shands, said the patient, whose
name was not disclosed, is kept
conscious during the placement
and removal of the maggots.
He cannot feel them moving,
however, because he lacks nerves


in the dead tissue.
"He clearly sees and watches it,"
Basile said. "He even jokes about it.
He has a very good sense of humor
about the situation."
The Shands case is unusual be-
cause the patient suffered a surgical
wound that became infected and
could not be cleaned out surgically.
Basile is documenting the treat-
ment for Shands protocol.
"Someone could be in the medi-
cal field for years and years and
never see something like this,"
Basile said.

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Students promote suicide awareness with fundraiser


By YVONNE AYALA
Alligator Contributing Writer

Every day, 80 Americans die by
suicide. Last semester, Students for
Suicide Awareness painted this sta-
tistic on the 34th Street Wall to show
suicide is not an isolated event.
The student group partnered
with the Chik-fil-A restaurant on
Archer Road on Monday night to
raise funds for the organization.
Tips and 10 percent of the money
made from Chik-fil-A meals pur-
chased between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m.
went to the group.
SSA surpassed its $100 fund-
raising goal. By the end of the four
hours, the members had collected
$107.89 in tips, and the group will
soon be getting a check from Chick-
fil-A for about $150.
The money will finance suicide-
prevention bracelets, fliers and
more paint for the 34th Street Wall
to further the group's advertising
campaign. The members also hope
to purchase the copyrights of select
films representing suicide to show
on campus.
"Obviously, none of us are
trained mental counselors or any-
thing, but we can get people to the
right places," said Dani Jahn, a UF
psychology senior. "We can help
start groups to provide support and
raise awareness of the fact that sui-


cide is the second leading cause of
death for college-aged students."
Jahn started the organization in
September, several months after her
grandfather's suicide.
"Going through the grieving
process, I felt very alone on UF's
campus, and there weren't really
any resources geared specifically
toward survivors of suicide," Jahn
said. "Having such a personal expe-
rience with it made me realize that
there really needs to be something
on campus that provides resources
for students that need help."
"You are not alone going
through grief. You're not
alone if you're suicidal."
Dani Jahn
UF psychology senior

Jahn founded SSA to inform stu-
dents about suicide prevention and
issues faced by people who have lost
loved ones to suicide and to provide
support for survivors of suicide.
The group has also planned a
five-kilometer Suicide Awareness
Walk on Feb. 24.
The members plan to fundraise
actively this semester until they get
approval for Student Government
funding.
SSA is working with the UF
Counseling Center on Question-


Persuade-Refer training, a suicide
prevention and intervention train-
ing. And it is launching a Survivors
of Suicide Support Group next


month.
The group also promotes the
Alachua County Crisis Center and
its 24-hour crisis hotline.


"You are not alone going through
grief. You're not alone if you're sui-
cidal," Jahn said. "It's okay to talk
about these things."


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Archer Road. Members worked together to raise money for their organization.


Monet painting takes trip from Harn to Naples museum


By CHRISTINE MOYE
Alligator Contributing Writer

One of the Ham Museum's most trea-
sured works of art, the "Champ d'Avoine" by
Claude Monet, has taken a leave of absence to
join an exhibit at the Naples Museum of Art.
The oil painting will be featured with 10


to 12 other Monet paintings in the exhibit
"Claude Monet: Givemy and the North of
France" at the museum in Naples, Fa., from
Jan. 18 to May 13.
"Participation in this exhibition offers a
great opportunity to widen the audience for
our Monet and to bring attention to the Ham's
collections," said Dulce Roman, curator of


modem art for the Ham Museum.
Although the information about its com-
mute is classified, the painting
On will be reinstalled in its perma-
CalpuS nent home by early June.
"Many visitors come here
looking for the Monet," said Christine Hale,
director of marketing and public relations for


the Ham Museum. "They've heard we have
one."
The "Champ d'Avoine" will temporar-
ily hang among other Monet paintings that
depict his time in northern France, Monet's
home from 1883 until his death in 1926. Monet
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Search for GRU


manager stalled


By DANIELLETORRENT
Alligator Writer

After months of searching
for a new general manager for
Gainesville Regional Utilities,
the city has come to an im-
passe.
Negotiations between the
city of Gainesville and candi-
date Andy Ramirez began after
the City Commission declared
Ramirez the top choice Jan. 22.
But the city has been "unable
to come to an agreement on the
salary," said Gainesville Mayor
Pegeen Hanrahan.
Ramirez requested an annu-
al salary of $270,000, an amount
that was "more than we could
justify according to the analysis
we had," Hanrahan said.
The mayor was allowed
to offer Ramirez a salary of
$220,000 a year slightly more
than the utilities manager of
Orlando and $82,000 more than
Tallahassee's utility manager
makes.
"We have an excellent util-
ity, but it is much smaller,"
Hanrahan said.
A private" consulting firm
was hired months ago to find
candidates for the position, and
Ramirez was chosen as the most
qualified contender in part be-
cause of his experience as senior
vice president of power produc-
tion for Austin Energy.
Austin, Texas, is a city that
Gainesville "looks to as a real
leader in energy conservation,"


Hanrahan said.
Since the resignation of
GRU's previous manager,
Michael Kurtz, on March 31,
Karen Johnson has filled the po-
sition as the interim manager.
Hanrahan said the city has
not asked Johnson to remain
as general manager because the
19-year GRU veteran is consid-
ering retiring soon.
Hanrahan said Kurtz left be-
cause he was "really looking for
a new challenge."
Kurtz, who had served as
general manager for 15 years,
promoted the purchase of a
coal-fueled power plant, a de-
cision that
Around c a u s e d
.. .... dissatisfac-
tion among
Gainesville residents, especially
because of the project's cost and
negative environmental effects.
Kurtz's resignation followed
the community's negative re-
sponse.
At its Monday meeting, the
City Commission will decide if
it will start anew the search for
a general manager and if it will
ask Johnson to continue in posi-
tion for the time being.
"She has very deep mana-
gerial experience," Hanrahan
said.
The city has leaned toward
regulating residents' power
consumption through rebates
and other conservation pro-
grams in order to meet the
growing demand for power.


SForum teaches about diabetes


By YUDISLAIDY FERNANDEZ
Alligator Contributing Writer

When audience members
were asked how many knew
someone who had diabetes,
more than half of the 50 people
in the room raised their hands.
They came to a forum
Monday night that was held
by Students Helping Kids with
Diabetes.
"Spreading awareness of
diabetes that is our primary
goal," said SHKiDs President
Kunjal Gandhi.
The forum discussed steps
adults can take to keep from
developing Type 2 diabetes.

"Spreading awareness
of diabetes that is our
primary goal."
Kunjal Gandhi
SHKiDs President

Type 2 diabetes can strike at
any age, and in recent years it
has been characterized by the
Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention as an epidemic.
According to the CDC,
diabetes is a disease in which
blood sugar levels are above
normal.
Being overweight and inac-
tive can increase a person's
chances of developing Type-2
diabetes, but there are ways to
lower one's risk.
"It is basically staying active,
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Steady growth

Improving one housing

complex at a time
Unfortunately, most of us aren't too familiar with what's
going on in East Gainesville we college students
tend to spend our time downtown or on the western
half of University Avenue. But if you've ever been out to
Gainesville-Hawthorne Trail State Park, just driven through
East Gainesville or admit it gotten lost and found your-
self out there, you know that it has its share of problems.
Last Wednesday, the city of Gainesville purchased the
Kennedy Homes property for $1.95 million as part of the
Southeast Gainesville Renaissance Initiative, a project work-
ing to revitalize East Gainesville.
The old Kennedy Homes building was supposed to be de-
molished after a fire, a partial roof collapse and general neglect
rendered it uninhabitable. But it never was. It still stands as an
eyesore and a bad memory. But now the city is one step closer
to rebuilding the area as a fully livable community.
It can't be razed until the Department of Housing and
Urban Development OKs the demolition, but soon it will be-
come an "excellent hub for families," said City Commissioner
Scherwin Henry, an East Gainesville resident.
The new and improved housing complex will be mixed-
income housing, consisting of single-family homes and
townhouses built around a lake. Residents will be encouraged
to buy their homes, promoting community pride, and one lo-
cal resident is urging UF students in the College of Design,
Construction and Planning to get involved in the design
phase.
East Gainesville has lagged behind for several years, and
building and buying new developments will help jumpstart
growth and break down the invisible walls between our two
communities. We hope that in the near future, we will no lon-
ger think of East Gainesville and West Gainesville but just one
city: our city.


Apples to apples


tale of two com-
panies: Apple Inc.,
which makes com-
puters, iPods and other fun
electronic gadgets, has been
stymied in a legal battle
with Apple Corps Ltd.,
the guardian of all things
Beatles.
The two corporations
have finally for now
- resolved their dispute
over their respective logos,
a white apple with a bite
taken out and a delicious-
looking Granny Smith
apple.
So when can we down-
load "Eight Days a Week"
and "I Want to Hold Your
Hand" from iTunes?
Probably not anytime
soon. And to think, we only
need the "Magical Mystery
Tour" album to complete


our collection.
We don't understand
why this lawsuit (or some
variant of it) has been rag-
ing on between these two
companies for almost 30
- yes, 30 years. Their
logos don't even look simi-
lar, and Apple Inc. certainly
isn't signing bands to its
label and recording cheesy
pop songs.,
Steve Jobs, Apple Inc.'s
CEO, is a self-proclaimed
Beatles freak and used their
music last month at the
Macworld Conference &
Expo when he unveiled the
iPhone.
But this lawsuit just
leaves a bad taste in our
mouths worse even than
those chalky candy hearts
we've been chewing on for
days.


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There is more to I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby than the
slickness of a Washington politician and a ridicu-
lous-sounding nickname. He's the man taking the
fall for Vice President Dick Cheney's attempt to attack
former diplomat Joseph Wilson, the husband of CIA agent
Valerie Plame. Her classified identity was revealed to the
public by journalist Robert Novak who supposedly
got that information from Libby. This case is probably the
closest a court of law will get to putting the Bush adminis-
tration on trial for its countless lies leading up to the Iraq
war.
Libby is Cheney's former chief of staff, also known as
"Dick Cheney's Dick Cheney." He was one of Cheney's
closest confidantes. Libby is being charged for perjury
and obstruction of justice, but it is important for every in-
formed American to know that there is much more to this
case than the prosecution has indicted him for.
It all began with President Bush's now-infamous 2003
State of the Union address, which made false claims that
Saddam Hussein had "recently sought significant quanti-
ties of uranium from Africa." At the time, Bush and his
team of seasoned liars were well aware that these claims
were based on highly questionable evidence that was be-
ing manipulated to fit an ideology.
Wilson went to Niger to investigate the intelligence
that was being used as a basis for going to war. He found
the claim false and wrote an op-ed in The New York Times
- making him Cheney's next target. Cheney has ruined
many political careers through well-orchestrated attacks
that never left a trail. Or, in this case, one pointed directly
to someone else Scooter but didn't implicate him.
After the op-ed was published, Cheney became obsessed
with destroying Wilson.
Lawyers close to the case have said that Libby first


heard Plame's name from Cheney.
Robert Novak made that informa-
tion public a month later. Libby
claimed that he first heard of Plame
from Tim Russert and didn't re-
member hearing it from Cheney. He
Anuradha Pandey lied to both save his job and take the
Pandey Proposes fall for Cheney. How convenient.
letters@alligator.org Throughout his political career,
which dates back to the Nixon ad-
ministration, Cheney has served his ideology by stepping
over anything and everything in his path including the
Constitution. He has pursued a relentless campaign of ex-
panding executive power at the expense of checks and bal-
ances put in place by the forefathers. The false information
about weapons of mass destruction that led us into Iraq
is only example from the several lies this administration
has told, trying to unilaterally impose its ideology on the
American people and the world. Wilson was just a small
obstacle that Cheney had to remove.
This case should put the entire Bush administration
on trial in the court of public opinion. I can already tell
that despite this administration committing an act akin to
treason declassifying the identity of a CIA agent this
case will not inspire sufficient outrage in an apathetic
American public.
You -would think that after the nation was obsessed
with a mere stain on a blue dress that this administration's
repeated attacks on our constitution would make us call
for the impeachment of Bush. But unfortunately, this
incident will probably just get swept under the rug, like
countless other abuses of power from this administration.
Anuradha Pandey is a history junior. Her column appears
on Tuesday.


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Teach For America program works to close acheivement gap


ix months ago I was experienc-
ing the excitement and anxiety
many seniors feel before they
leave the safety net of college. I had a
lot of the same questions many other
students ponder: What should I-do
after graduation? Which graduate
schools should I apply to? Should I
take some time off before jumping
into a career? And will Tim Tebow
ever pass the ball? These questions
caused me a lot of stress.
I came across Teach For America
while researching nonprofit or-
ganizations :as part of my quest
for something meaningful to do
after graduation. It's a national or-
ganization with a mission to end the
educational inequity in our country.


It claims to provide an excellent
opportunity for recent graduates to
help fix what I knew was broken
- the public education system. But
I was skeptical.
I'd heard stories about how
Teach For America accepts non-edu-
cation majors as corps members and
then sends them off to low-income
schools without proper support and
training. So I decided to investigate.
I met with a recruitment direc-
tor who set the record straight.
He informed me about Teach For
America's rigorous summer prepa-
ration institutes that new corps
member must go through before
their first year of teaching. It serves
as a teaching boot camp in which


members learn, observe and prac-
tice how to be effective teachers.
However, it wasn't until I vis-
ited corps members' classrooms in
Phoenix that I truly understood the
impact these teachers have on their
students' lives. Many corps mem-
bers raise their students' perfor-
mance levels by 1.5 grades or more
in a year. What I've learned has not
only cleared up my misconceptions
but also led me to commit two years
to Teach For America, teaching in a
low-income community.
But you don't need to talk to
somebody from Teach For America
or go to Phoenix to see the need that
exists for teachers the achieve-
ment gap is visible right here in


Silvio Delgado Gainesville.
k Ou Public
Speaking Out schools
in Florida
receive grades based on their
performance on the Florida
Comprehensive Assessment Test. In
Gainesville, there are more than 10
schools with grades of C or lower.
The gap here and across the nation
is overwhelming but not insur-
mountable.
The 2005 Economic Policy
Institute report stated that even the
highest-performing low-income stu-
dents have only a 29 percent chance
of attending college. Compare that
to the 74 percent of high-perform-
ing, high-income students who


attend college. For many of us, col-
lege was never a question it was
a guarantee. This achievement gap
is one of the most pressing social
issues in the country.
Some successes of the Teach For
America program include teachers
who started their schools' first AP
Biology programs, saw performance
improvements in more than 80
percent of their students and even
founded their own charter schools.
I believe in Teach for America's goal
that one day all children in this na-
tion will have the opportunity to
obtain an excellent education.
Silvio Delgado.is the internal rela-
tions vice president of the Centerfor
Leadership and Service.


' *-: to the .
Get involved if you want to see changes
With the upcoming city elections and
Spring Student Government elections about
to commence, I challenge you as students to
take a proactive step before you are adorned
with colorful stickers. Educate yourselves
about the parties' platforms and candidates.
Get involved in the process and come slate for
the Student Senate today. Go to a campaign
meeting, ask questions, and attend a student
or university Senate meeting.
Recently, the Alligator's opinions, pages
have been marked by critical articles asserting
that Student Government is a pointless body
and that it will never change. If you believe
that, then step up to the plate and be a part of
the solution. It's easy to criticize-and complain
--but to actually participate in the process
and make a difference takes true character and
leadership.
Our generation needs people who have
great ideas and desire to work for them to


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come to fruition. The world today has enough
critics, enough cynics and enough complain-
ers to go around. This type of character starts
today while we are in college. People are des-
perate for individuals with leadership abili-
ties, character and integrity. I challenge you to
be one of those individuals.
If you have a great idea on how to help
the student body, come slate for the Student
Senate. If you have a policy change that could
make life in Gainesville safer, bring it to the
City Commission. If you have a desire to serve
others, step out and take the initiative to pro-
vide the much-needed service for our city.
I challenge you to get informed, get in-
volved and make a difference.
John Boyles
Student Body president

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Affirmative action not admission factor
lam writing in response to Patrick Barrett's
Monday column, "Writing on the Wall tears
down nothing." He should do more research
before he declares something as fact. He stated
that "a percentage of black UF students would
not have gotten into UF if they were white"
This isn't true because Florida has had the
One Florida plan for six years a plan that
eliminated affirmative action policies in the
admission processes in all state institutions.
He also needs to research affirmative ac-
tion, which he mentioned is a "complex"
issue yet reduced down to one point and
a wrong point at that. Affirmative action ben-
efited mostly white women and others based
on gender, ethnicity or disability. Why does
he feel the need to make affirmative action so
black and white? It's easy to dismiss affirma-
tive action as unfair, or even dismiss the wall
project as a waste of money, but has Barrett
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tremist groups he mentioned, such as the KKK
and neo-Nazis, are no longer the "hardcore
offenders." Rather, the hardcore offenders are
people like him, who are ignorant about issues
such as affirmative action and develop gov-
ernmental and institutional policies that create
or perpetuate biases and systematic racism.
The Writing on the Wall Project did have
symbolic meaning. Students could finally
grasp the powers of racism, sexism and het-
erosexism. that are otherwise intangible,
empowering them to believe that they can
deconstruct them. So, if the Writing on the
Wall represented a wall of ignorance, Barrett's
words would have been depicted and con-
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Grad students fear backlash from five-year plan


By VINCENT MASSARO
Alligator Contributing Writer

For first-year English doc-
toral student Wesley Beal, graduate
school is all about the faculty.
Beal is in the process of assem-
bling his dissertation committee, but
he said that some members of his
committee might not be at UF in the
coming year.
"People come to graduate school
for the faculty," he said. "If your guy
goes, you're in trouble"
Had he known this was going
to happen, Beal said he would be
doing his doctoral work somewhere
else.
Last Fall, a five-year plan was
announced to lift the College of
Liberal Arts and Sciences out of its
$4 million deficit. When English
professors learned about the plan's
proposed cuts to their department,
some decided to interview for jobs
at other schools.
After faculty and students in
CLAS openly opposed the five-year
plan, the college decided to create a
committee to work on a new plan to
get itself out of the deficit. But stu-
dents fear the damage done by the
original plan is irreparable.
"The university has the power to
have a genuine conversation about
higher education among students,
faculty and administration," English
doctoral student Todd Reynolds
said. "But they're not doing it."
Reynolds said the stakes are dif-
ferent for him because he plans to
graduate this year.
Beal, however, said he has three
options if faculty members leave:
He could reassemble his com-
mittee, but he said this may get
tricky if more professors leave.
He could apply to other
schools' doctoral programs, but he
said this gets tougher to do as he
comes closer to graduation.
Or he could choose a different
field.
"If I feel like enough quality
people are leaving, if the value of
my degree won't be worth what I
thought when I came here, then I
should just choose to quit and do
something else.
"Maybe I'll go to law school,


work for a nonprofit (organization)
or start over from scratch as if I
had never been a Ph.D. student,"
he said.
He said his decision depends
on what happens in the next few
months.

"People come to gradu-
ate school for the faculty.
If your guy goes, you're in
trouble."
Wesley Beal
first-year English doctoral student

UF Provost Janie Fouke said she
hasn't heard anything directly about
faculty applying to other schools.
But if faculty members do receive
offers from other universities, the
college's dean would contact her,
and she would provide incentives
for them to stay, she said.
"I want our faculty to be so good
that other universities want them,
and we want to set an environment
that they want to stay here," Fouke
said. "There's always that balance."
The provost said she thinks
CLAS didn't discuss the plan com-
pletely before it was created, but she
thinks the college is doing it now.
"Even if people are upset about
the (original) plan's content," Fouke


said, "I hope that they continue
to think that UF is a great place to
work."
Fouke also said she hasn't heard
anything about graduate students
leaving as a result of the five-year
plan. She added that graduate stu-
dents have had improvements this
year, such as a $1 million increase in
fellowships and greater freedom for
departments to set stipend levels.
Nevertheless, the prospect of
faculty members leaving the English
department also has master's stu-
dents weighing their options.
Cari Keebaugh, who is pursuing
a master's degree in English, said
she is worried that professors who
receive job offers at other schools
will simply be replaced by the ad-
ministration and not given offers to
stay at UF.
If this happens, the department
won't have the same reputation, and
her degree's value would diminish.
Keebaugh applied to doctoral
programs last fall.
At first, she was going to apply
only to UF's program, but she de-
cided to apply to about five other
schools after the five-year plan came
out. She said many of her friends did
the same.
"If the administration doesn't
fix some things before the Fall, I'm


gone," she said.
She cited communication prob-
lems between the administration
and students as a reason to leave.
Keebaugh said she feels that the
college's administration doesn't ap-
preciate the work graduate students
do.
Brandofi Kershner, who is the
English department's new graduate
coordinator, said there is definitely a
group of students who are disheart-
ened, but each student is in a differ-
ent situation.
"The reason I took this position,"
he said, "is because we have to be
optimistic; we have to hope for the
best."


He said the majority of graduate
students won't be directly affected
by a plan to address the deficit. He
added that graduate students will be
affected directly if funds for teaching
assistants decrease and indirectly if
professors leave.
Kershner, who has been a.profes-
sor at UF for more than 35 years,
said the department has been
through bad times before, and he
remains hopeful that morale in the
department will be restored.
"It will become cear in the next
few years (to the upper adminis-
tration) that a strong English de-
partment is essential to any top-10
school," Kershner said.


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English graduate students Cari Keebaugh and Wesley Beal worry
that their futures at UF will be affected if professors in the English
department decide to leave. When English professors learned about
the five-year plan's proposed cuts to their department, some de-
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Renewable energy fee proposed


* SG COURT WILL CHOOSE REFERENDUMS.

By JOANNA BLAZ
Alligator Writer

UF students may have the choice to raise tuition by 50
cents per credit hour to make their campus more environ-
mentally friendly if a referendum shows up on the Spring
Student Government elections ballot later this month.
The student organization Gators for a Sustainable
Campus is proposing the renewable energy fee go to fund
projects such as converting vending machines to solar
power and making older dorms more energy efficient.
"Vending machines use a lot more energy than you
would think," the organization's president, Brendan Moore
said. "They are never turned off."
The SG Supreme Court must decide which referendums
will go on the ballot by Feb. 13. The two other referendums
the court is considering involve the creation of a student-
run homeless shelter and an on-campus, student-run coffee
shop.


SG Supervisor of Elections Brian Aungst said a referen-
dum expresses the opinion of the student body.
"Hopefully itll be a way to further what the students
want," Aungst said.
Moore said, "Now that evidence for global warming
is getting stronger, I think it's more important to switch to
renewable energy."
Student Moore said that based on the
government 1,290,896 credit hours UF students took
in the 2005-2006 academic year, the
program would raise about $645,000 in one academic year.
Dan McKeague, the vice president of Gators for a
Sustainable Campus, said group members are working to
ensure that students are aware of the fee and its purpose.
McKeague said that more than 600 signatures in support
of getting the fee on the ballot were collected. Only 500 were
required.
Kelly Moosbrugger, a founding member of the group,
said, "We really just want to gain student support."
"If it passes, we'll know that the students' care,"
Moosbrugger added.


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the difficulty of getting into medical
school, but her faith and strong work
ethic help her stay confident.
"I think some people are born with
natural talents, but anyone can do it if
you are willing to set aside some of
your social life in order to go above
and beyond the rest," she said.
For medical school, she hopes to


attend UF, the University of Miami or
Georgetown University.
Dr. Ira Gessner, a professor of pedi-
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Selections Committee at UF, said it's
important for premedical students
to understand the requirements for
admission to medical school and for
them to know what's involved in get-
ting a medical degree.
"We expect students to take decent
course loads and have activities and
interests beyond going to class and the


Andrew Stanfill / Alligator
UF premedical student Stephanie Knapp works on homework for her
Spanish class in Library West on Monday.


library," he said.
Students who volunteer in hos-
pitals, participate in research or join
medical organizations on campus are
better candidates, he said.
However, Gessner said he prefers
students who are dedicated to a few
extracurricular activities and not those
who dabble in many organizations so
they can pad their resumes.
Of the more than 2500 applications
UF's medical school receives every
year, roughly 200 are accepted.
"In actuality, that's a pretty low
figure. Most schools will accept twice
as many," Gessner said, adding that
UF is considered the most competitive
school in the state.
Knapp's mother, Susan, cautioned
her that becoming a doctor might
make it difficult to balance a career
with motherhood. Knapp knows
her mother's concerns are real. She
dreams of having kids, and she knows
she may have to face a choice that
many working women have to make.
"Now it's beginning to hit me,"
Knapp said. "If I want the kind of ca-
reer that I am pushing for, would (hav-
ing children) be unrealistic? Would it
be unfair?"
Knapp said her mother took a
job as a sex education teacher at her
middle school because she wanted to
be near her children during the day
and home with them after school.
As a result, Knapp was exposed
to medical issues simply by materials
her mother left around the house, she
said.
"They could probably make a re-
ality show out of my middle school
days," Knapp said. "Finding diagrams
of genitalia in the dining room table
and videos about herpes on the kitch-
en counter were definitely the norm."
Susan said she supports her daugh-
ter's ambitions but believes Knapp
should explore her other talents before
committing to such a demanding pro-
fession.
She let loose a warm laugh before
revealing that her daughter won $50
for writing a story called "Why did my
mom become the school nurse?"
Knapp's imagination, energy and
competitiveness will help her be suc-
cessful in anything she does, Susan
said.
"I am very proud of her, and if it's
her desire and if its God's way, then
she'll achieve her dreams"' she said.


Student speaks


about dangers


of drunk driving

By NICOLE SAFKER
Alligator Contributing Writer

As living proof of the consequences of drinking and
driving, a UF student read a letter addressed to the
drunken driver who put her into a coma last year before
a group of medical professionals Monday.
"Have you ever had a bad dream and realized you
were only dreaming?" Nicole Martingano asked the
audience. '" realized sitting in the gym at Shands Rehab
Hospital that this wasn't a nightmare, it was real."
Martingano, 20, was driving home Feb. 25,2006, when
a drunk driver veered into oncoming traffic and struck
her Volkswagen Cabrio head-on on University Avenue.
"People don't see a DUI as a person in my condition,"
she said. "They just see it as a really expensive fine."
Martingano, a criminology major, spoke at the Health
Professions, Nursing and Pharmacy Building to illustrate
the consequences of drunk driving at a forum to discuss
prevention of drug- and alcohol-related trauma.
Martingano was ejected through the driver's side
window of her car and ended up facedown in a bike lane,
where homicide detectives outlined her body in red paint
because they didn't expect she would survive, she said.
"People don't see a DUI as a person in
my condition. They just see it as a really
expensive fine."
Nicole Martingano
UF student

She went into a coma that lasted a week and a half,
she said, and also suffered critical injuries from the crash,
including a shattered leg and elbow, a crushed heel and a
torn knee ligament.
The brain injury impaired her thought process and
motor skills, preventing her from playing for UF's la-
crosse dub team, she said. Martingano's social life also
went through changes after the crash.
"I'm more intimidated now by drinking," she said in
an interview after her presentation.
She said she has given up alcohol, and her friends are
now more sensitive about drinking around her.
Martingano is taking two classes this semester, and
she still goes to physical therapy every week. She is on
a mission to prevent drunk driving. She has more than
25 speeches scheduled in the coming months, mostly at
sorority houses.
Andrea Vest, the impaired driver that collided with
Martingano, was driving at nearly twice the legalblood al-
cohol limit, according to a Gainesville Police Department
report. Vest, who has since graduated from UF, sustained
only minor cuts and bruises from the crash.
Michael T. Johnson, a social worker at Shands at UF,
also spoke at the event and shared some of his experi-
ences with drug- and alcohol-dependent patients.
Johnson said Gainesville's drug and alcohol abuse
problem is not just confined to the university, but rather
is everywhere in the community.
"The human loss of life and productivity is something
that can't be practically measured," Johnson said in an
interview after his presentation.
If a UF student under the influ ence of drugs or alcohol
injures someone in an accident or is charged with DUI,
the student is automatically suspended for a semester, he
said. Johnson suggested that substance-abuse treatment
and counseling should be presented along with disciplin-
ary action.
The 1 million people served by the Level 1 trauma cen-
ter at Shands at UF have the lowest mean age statewide
and have a higher incidence of drug- and alcohol-related
traumas than the rest of the area, he said.
Johnson said its important to realize, however, that
the problem is not all about students' binge drinking or
drug use, as areas like Marion County also contribute
significantly to the problem.






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February 6, 2007


College of Fine Arts

fosters value of art
Socie r
longs for art.
music, theater
and dance, and
the creauvtint
and innovation
these disciplines
encourage. Now
is an especaall ex-
citing rime to be Lucinda Lavelli
an artist because
of an emerging national appreciation
for these contributions.
Studies sho\ that creative think-
ing and lifelong learning across all
disciplines are keys to a successful and
well-rounded life. At the Universitn of
Florida College of Fine Arts, thcular
members engage students in multiple
aspects of learning. not only through
art training but also through inter-
disciplinan' projects in the areas of
medicine, physics, engineering. African
and Latin American studies and law, to
name a few.
The College of Fine Arrs is uniquely
poised to enrich siare, national and
interticr onda venues with the .rts.
heather r on stage or in a gallen.
through education. cultural diplomacy
or health care. UF arts are malang a
difference in the lives of our students
and thus, in socien.
The creative thinking fostered b%,
the college begins with the special
student-reacher relationship essential
to the art-training process. The faculty
deftly wields the craft of "problem-
solving" %itrh students not only for art
training such as choreography, techni-
cal design. music composition, acting
or ceramics but also for providing
opportunities for students to combine
newl y acquired skills with volunteerism
and social responsibility.
Artists make their contributions in
many profound ways: 900 UIF students
major in a fine arts area and more than
5.000 enroll in courses and take part in
various creative opportunities such as
music ensembles, theatrical and dance
productions. and art studio courses.
The college is pleased to provide
these opportunities to nurture artists
and cultivate future patrons of the arrs.

Lcindai Lave/lli
Dean, College of Fine Arrs


Clinic offers resources to help smokers kick the habit


Smokers who want to stop know it's a
tough habit to break.
"Seven out of 10 smokers have tried to
quit and been unsuccessful," said former


smoker Pat Fitzpatrick.
"The key is to continue
trying and to use differ-
ent methods when one
fails."
Fitzpatrick, an Ameri-
can Cancer Society-
trained substance abuse
counselor, will introduce
smokers to several alter-
natives to help them suc-
cessfully make the break
in a one-hour smoking-
cessation workshop being
offered at the University
of Florida.
The course will be
held from 5:30 to 6:30


but also enlists the help of other profes-
sionals. A pharmacist, an acupuncturist, a
massage therapist and a hypnotist will be
on hand to show smokers they have a num-


"Seven out of 10
smokers have tried
to quit and been
unsuccessful. The
key is to continue
trying and to use
different methods
when one fails."

Pat Fitzpatrick
former smoker


p.m. Thursday at the Student Health Care
Center.
In the seminar, Fitzpatrick draws not
only on his experience in quitting smoking


ber of options available to
help them stop smoking.
"The goal of this class
is to give participants a
variety of options, strate-
gies and resources and
then help them identify
which fits them best,"
said Jane Emmeree, a
health promotion coor-
dinator at the Student
Health Care Center
and chairwoman of the
Healthy Gators 2010
Communications Work
Group. The seminar
is co-sponsored by the
Healthy Gators 2010 and


GatorWell Health Promotion Services.
A list of free campus and community
resources is available on the Web at
www.ehs.ufl.edu/RiskMgmt/Smoking.htm.


Nissa Benjamin
A smoking-cessation clinic will be held
on the University of Florida campus on
Thursday.

To register for the class, call 392-1161, ext.
1- 4282, or e-mail Jane Emmeree at
emmeree@ufl.edu. The deadline to regis-
ter is 4:30 p.m. today.
By Mindy Morris


UF tag No. 1 in sales as new plate hits the streets


The University of Florida has come in
first in another category: sales of specialty
license plates.
Figures from the Florida Department
of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles
show the state sold or renewed 90,436 UF
automobile tags in 2006, edging out the
No. 2-ranked "Protect the Panther" tag that
sold 87,806. The panther plate was the best
seller in 2005.
The new ranking comes just as UF's
newly redesigned tag has begun showing
up on vehicles around the state. The new
design, which became available in early
January, celebrates the entire university and
its accomplishments using the theme "The
Gator Nation."



L,,ttn. iin C ',' section are .a1 .mp!'l.!'g of
evtems ri te Unurersiy of F/lod.: compiled
from en.'rie hired in rhe.fil calendar that
aippeari on the leb it calendar. ufl.edit. To
submit an eient online. iend an e-m.il to
Calnd.irr@nerso, .og. ft.edi u':thl tr follot'-
ing infonnation n, ti s order: t'icr eitre.
event name. bri decripton and sponsor:
time; location; costs: and 'ontactr ,norna-
tion to include name, phone nutniber and
e-mail. Event, dates, times .ndprong-s.un
are subject to change.


The previous tag bore the words "Na-
tional Champions" and was introduced in
1997, shortly after the Gators won their
first national football title. UF officials de-








cided on a redesign more than six months
ago after the men's basketball team won
its first national title in April but before
the football team won its second national
championship Jan. 8.

Feb. 6 8 p.m., "Romans and Natives in Ancient
Sardinia," lecture by Stephen Dyson, State
University of New York-Buifalo, Keene Faculty
Center, Dauer Hall
Feb. 7 2 p.m., Genetics Institute 2007 Seminar
Series lecture featuring Maureen M. Goode-
now and Stephany W. Holloway, Cancer and
Genetics Research Complex Auditorium, Room
C/G 101
Feb. 8 4 p.m., "Deep Brain Stimulation and
Bradykinesia in Parkinson's Disease," lecture
by Danie Corcus, University of Illinois-Chicago,
Florida Gym, Room 35


The new tag features UF's Gator head
logo and the words "The Gator Nation"
on a white background with "Gator" blue
borders at the top and bottom.
"We're all very proud of our success
in athletics, but there are so many other
amazing things happening on campus
that we wanted to salute the entire Gator
Nation," said Joe Hice, UF associate vice
president for marketing and public rela-
tions.
For instance, he said, UF faculty mem-
bers are leaders in their fields and attracted
more than $518 million in sponsored
research last year. He also pointed to UF's
leadership in sustainability and energy
independence.

Feb. 9 6:30 p.m., Gus Burns Memorial lecture
featuring historian and author John Hope
Franklin, Emerson Alumni Hall, Room 215
Feb. 11 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Women's Leadership
Conference, Reitz Student Union
Feb. 12
4 p.m., "New Latino Borderlands: Economic
and Social Insertion of Latinos in New Eng-
land," lecture by Miren Uriarte, University
of Massachusetts, Boston, Dauer Hall, Ruth
McQuown Room
4:05 p.m., "Dietary Supplement Use in the
United States: Who's Using What?" lecture by
Mary Frances Picciano, CSE E121 Building






TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2007 E ALLIGATOR, ADVERTISEMENT, 11


History of black women in academia focus of UF professor's book


After more than 10 years of research,
Stephanie Evans' first book on black
women in academia has been published.
In "Black Women in the Ivory Tower,
1850-1954: An Intellectual History," Evans
focuses on black women's struggle for access
to higher education and the groundbreaking
philosophies of influential scholars.
Evans said she was inspired to write the
book as an undergraduate and Ronald E.
McNair Scholar at California State Uni-
versity, Long Beach. She started thinking
about historical accuracy and the relation-
ship between civil rights and human rights
for under-represented populations. In
2003, she received her doctorate in African
American studies with a concentration in
history and politics from the University of
Massachusetts, Amherst.
"This story needs to be told," the assis-
tant professor of African American Studies
and the Center for Women's Studies and
Gender Research said. "One or two schol-
ars are well-known, but beyond that, black
women are absent in the historical record."
The first part of the book provides an
educational history up to the 1954 Brown
v. Board of Education Supreme Court deci-


Martin Luther King III
to speak Wednesday


Martin Luther
King III, son of the
late civil rights leader
Martin Luther King
Jr., will speak on
Wednesday at the
Phillips Center for
the Performing Arts.
As a human rights


Martin Luther


advocate, commu- King III
nity activist, and
president and CEO of the King Center
for Nonviolent Social Change in Atlanta,
King is carrying on his father's mission of a
nonviolent movement in justice and peace.
His most popular message, "The Dream
Deferred," examines the goals of his father
as they apply to today society.
King's address begins at 8 p.m. The free
event is sponsored by the ACCENT Speak-
ers Bureau and Black History Month.

University --
Auditorium
Feb. 9 7:30 p.m., The Big i
Band Sound of World War
II featuring the Eric Felten
Jazz Orchestra
Feb. 10 1 p.m., Organ demonstration
Feb. 11 4 p.m., Eroica Trio
Florida Museum of Natural History
Feb. 11 2:30 p.m., "A Journey Through Time
and Space" talk by Tarek Saab


sion, and includes the memoirs
of six influential black women
in higher education. The sec-
ond part offers an intellectual
history from the perspective of
two leading women academics:
Anna Julia Cooper and Mary
McLeod Bethune.
Evans said she wanted to
focus on black women who
were college graduates before
1954, wrote autobiographies
and had a role in advancing
access to higher education.
She set out to reveal how these
women demanded space as stu-
dents and asserted their voice as


educators.
"They faced significant barriers based
on the combination of being both black
and female in the classroom," she said.
"All were determined to change the
system.
Evans added that it was important for
her to write about race and gender because
both factors were mistakenly seen as sources
of intellectual inferiority throughout history.
She hopes to show readers how diversity


Music Law Conference
goes 'Beyond the CD'
This year's University of Florida Music
Law Conference on Friday and Saturday
will go "Beyond the CD," with discussions
focusing on the music business as it relates
to film, television, video games, new distri-
bution and emerging technologies.
The two-day event will include a Live
Music Showcase from 9 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.,
Friday, at Common Grounds, 210 S.W.
Second Ave., Gainesville.
Panel discussions, which will examine
the music business, will take place from 9
a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, in the law school's
Chesterfield Smith Ceremonial Classroom,
Holland Hall, Room 180. Panelists include
the Florida Film and Entertainment com-
missioner, a representative from Universal
Music Group, general counsel for Prince,
top-level entertainment lawyers, nationally
recognized music artists, entertainment
business executives, academics and leaders
from the Florida Bar Entertainment and
Sports Law Section.

Galleries
"My Bags Are Packed," suitcase installation
showcase by Frank Cunis on display through
Feb. 16, The Gallery, Reitz Student Union;
reception, 7 p.m., Feb. 9
Ham Museum of Art
Feb. 8 6 p.m., "Adwa: An African Victory,"
Harn Eminent Scholar Lecture
Feb. 12 7 p.m., "Flock of Dodos: The Evolution-
Intelligent Design Circus." film screening
Theater
Feb. 2-4,6-11 School of Theatre and Dance
presents "American Western," Constans


A--

Ray Carson
Stephanie Evans is seen here with photos of some of the
women she talks about in her new book, "Black Women
in the Ivory Tower, 1850-1954: An Intellectual History."


is related to academic excellence in higher
education, not just in the student popula-
tion but also among faculty members.
"Little scholarly work about black
women's educational history exists," she
said. "Racial minorities and women have
contributed to human understanding and
must be recognized for doing so."
Evans will sign copies of her book from
7 to 10 p.m. today at Ustler Hall.
By Panagiota Papakos


For more information, visit the Web at
www.law.ufl.edu/musiclawconf/ or e-mail
brianjd@ufl.edu.
UF center to improve
health of Floridians
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida
has established a $3.5 million endowment
at the University of Florida to open the
BCBSF Center for Health Care Access,
Patient Safety and Quality Outcomes. The
new center will be housed in the colleges
of Nursing and Public Health and Health
Professions and will help to significantly
improve the health of Florida's residents.
The center will support evidence-based
research on topics such as attracting and
retaining well-prepared nurses to maximize
patient safety and quality-care outcomes.
The endowment also brings both the
Dorothy M. Smith Professorship in the
College of Nursing and the BCBSF Profes-
sorship in Health Services Administration
in the College of Public Health and Health
Professions to full chair status.

Theatre, Nadine McGuire Theatre and Dance
Pavilion, weekday and Saturday, 8 p.m.;
Sunday, 2 p.m.
Phillips Center
Feb. 6 7:30 p.m, Bobby McFerrin's "Voicestra"
Feb. 7 8 p.m., Martin Luther King III
Feb. 8 7:30 p.m., Guthrie Family Legacy Tour
Feb. 9 7:30 p.m., "Cirque Extravaganza"
Feb. 10 7:30 p.m., Frederica von Stade and
Samuel Ramey
O'Conneil Center
Feb. 10 7:30 p.m., Toby Keith


Grants available
for international courses
University of Florida faculty members
have until March 19 to submit propos-
als for the fifth annual competition for
internationalizing the curriculum. Up to
16 grants of $3,000 each will be awarded
for proposals to develop new courses with
substantial international content or for
modifiing existing courses to increase
their international component.
Winners will be notified in early
April. Links to this year's guidelines and
proposal format and the lists of winners
from previous 'ears may be found on
the International Center'. Web site:
www.c.ufc.ul.edu/ica.htm
For more Information, call 392-5834
or e-mail srusso@'ufic.ufl.edu.

Symposium features
undergraduate research
Undergraduate students conducting
research at the Uni\ersiry of Florida
have until Wednesday to submit ab-
srracts for the Undergraduate Research
Symposium on Feb. 1-. Students have
the option of taking part n a poster
session or delivering a 15-minute oral
presentation.
To submit an abstract for presentation
consideration, visit the Web at
www.honors.ufl.edu/webapps/usp/.
Additional detail on the symposium
may be found at www.scholars.ufl.edu/
symposium.hunl.
Mini-grants available
for conservation projects
Faculty. staff and students interested
in pursuing environmental proiecr
that benefit conservation areas on the
University of Florida campus may apply
for min-grants offered by the Lakes
and Natural areas Subcomminee of
LiF's Lakes, \egetation and Landscaping
Committee.
Grants of up to $20.000O '.ill be
awarded by the Environmental Steward-
ship CITF Grant Program to complete
projects that will enhance or restore one
or mor of the almost tr'c. dozen conser-
vation areas.
Possible topics include management of
exoic nva-sive plants, research on water
quality enhancement. development of
educational brochures or kiosks, and con-
struction or maintenance of nature trails.
Applications Ire due by March I.
Application forms and additional in-
formalton are available online at www.
facilities.ufl.edu/cp/grant/index.htm.
Funding for the grants, which totas
$200,000. was provided by UF Student
Government. The Division of Facilities
Planning and Construction is respon-
sible for major construction projects at
UF. as well as management of its space
and physical resources.

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advance to insideuf@ufl.edu.

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Pets OK, open lated and wknds
Now LEASING for FALL
371-7777 collegeparkuf.com
4-25-72-2

LYONS SPECIAL
$99 1st month's rent
377-8797
4-25-72-2


Wake up & walk to UF
Studios & 1 bedrooms
Starting @ $554
Pet friendly, Pool
*Come See! 372-7111*
4-25-72-2


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JANUARY AVAILABILITY!
1 & 2 BRs HUGE Floorplans!
Water/Sewer included! Pets OK
Affordable Rates!
Bus/Bike to UF 335-7275 4-25-72-2

LOVE GOING OUT DOWNTOWN?
Luxury Apartments With the Best Location!
Studios* 1 Beds* 2&3 Bed townhouses!
W/D *Alarm* Pets OK* mile to UF
Live downtown!!! 338-0002
4-25-72-2

Apartments off SW 20th Ave. Close to shop-
ping, bus line and a few miles from UF. Price
range $425 to $525. Includes water, sewer,
garbage and pest control. Sorry no pets al-
lowed. Call 335-7066 Mon-Fri. 4-25-72-2

MOVE IN JANUARY!
Affordabel & Quality Too!
Great Rates! Pets OK!
Beautiful Pools/Courtyards!
Walk/Bike to UF 372-7555 4-25-72-2

Deluxe, Large 3, 4, 5, 6, 7BR apt/house, 60
second walk to UF. Remodeled, Old House
charm. Central AC, washer/dryer included.
Wood floors. With Parking. By Private
Owner. 538-2181 Iv message 4-25-72-2

1 & 2 BEDROOMS FOR SPRING!
FREE UF PARKING
Pool, tennis, bball, alarm
WE LOVE PETS!
376-4002 PinetreeGardens.com
4-25-72-2

Deluxe, large one or two bedroom, 60 sec-
ond walk to UF. Wood firs, washer dryer
included, fireplace, patio deck. Can furnish.
Short term available. Private Owner. $595-
up. 352-538-2181. Lv mssg 4-25-72-2

*NEAR SCHOOL NEAR PLAY
NEAR PERFECT!*
1 BR/1 BA*2BR/2BA*3B/3BA TH
Close to UFI*Gated*24hr Gym*Tanning
Leasing for FALL 377-2777
4-25-72-2

**New Luxury Villas**
Fenced yard perfect for pets!
HUGE 1,2 & 3BRs with W/D
FREE Cable w/HBO/Showtime*
Alarm Tanning from $510
Limited Space"*374-3866
4-25-72-2

** ELLIE'S HOUSES *-*
Quality single family homes. Walk or bike to
UF. www.ellieshouses.com 352-215-4991 or
352-215-4990 4-25-72-2

LUXURY ACROSS FROM UF
Reserving for Fall
2/2 W/D, Alarm
D/W, Pets Ok
Open Weekends 371-7777
4-25-72-2

SIGN A LEASE, WIN A PS31
Luxury 1, 2, and 3s!
Cable*Tanning*Gated*Sauna
24-Hr Gym*Ask for Furn and RMM
Leasing NOW and FALL! (352) 335-4455
4-25-72-2

*NOW LEASING FOR FALL*
1 BR $639, 2BR $739, 3BR $929
Great location*Spacious*lncludes some utils
Alarms*Park FREE @ UF*Pets welcome
www.SpanishTrace.org 373-1111
4-25-72-2

TREMENDOUS TOWNHOMES
2/2 & 3/3 townhomes Avail Summer/Fall '07
Cable w/HBO, tanning, gym
Private Dog Park*AII the extras!
Call for specials 377-2801
4-25-72-2


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Get yours before it's gone!
Spacious 1, 2, 3, or 4BR close to UF.
Includes water, sewer, 2 pools,
On-site laundry, gym, & we love pets!
Call 376-2507 or www.BivensCove.com
4-25-72-2

THE LUXURY YOU WANT...
AT THE PRICE YOU NEED
Remodeled HUGE 2 & 3 Beds
Cable*W/D*Tanning* We Love Pets
Why spend more? 372-8100
4-25-72-2

**MOVE IN TODAY***
2 & 3 bedrooms Available Now.
HUGE! 1.3 miles to UF!
ALL pets welcome!
377-7401 www.boardwalkapt.com
4-25-72-2

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
4-25-72-2


STUDIO APT
60 sec walk to UF. Short term avail. 1 or 2
rooms $425 & up. Call 352-538-2181 4-
25-72-2

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
4-25-72-2


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
4-25-72-2

Affordable & Quiet Living
-1 & 2 BR Apartments ~
Close to UF and Shands,
Butler Plaza, Great Dining
$549-$835 Call 376-1248
4-25-72-2

2 and 3 BEDROOMS FOR SPRING!
Pool, tennis, bball, alarm
Free UF Parking!
376-4002 PinetreeGardens.com
4-25-72-2

MINUTES FROM UF!!!
3/3's from only $486 per Bdrm
4/4's from only $452 per Bdrm
FREE Cable w/ HBO/ SHOWTIME
FREE Tanning, 24hr Fitness Center
Ask About our Huge 2/2.5 Townhouses
336-3838 TheLandingsUF.com
Convenient Bus Route!
4-25-72-2



SAVE $$, GET MORE!
HUGE 1, 2, and 3BRs
Near Butler Plaza*Gym*Pool*Alarms
Pet Friendly*Park FREE @ UF
Call Today! 373-1111
4-25-72-2


FORGET YOU HAVE ROOMMATES!
Huge 4BR townhomes w/W/D. 1662 sq.ft.
FREE gym membership and FREE cable!
352-332-7401 4-25-72-2


S For Rent
U 1 unfurnished

FIDO WELCOMEII!
1, 2 & 3 BRs for Now/Fall.
Pool, gym, New Ceramic Tile
ONLY 1.3 miles to UF
377-7401 www.boardwalkapt.com
4-25-72-2

Live in Luxury
*Leasing Now and Jan!*
2/2*3/3*4/4
Ind. Lease All Inclusive
373-9009
4-25-72-2

Sign a lease, Win a PS3!
Luxury 2/2 and 3/2!
Cable*Tanning*Gated
24-Hr Gym*Fum Avail
Leasing Now and Fall! 367-9910
4-25-72-2

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
8-15-168-2

ACTION REALTY
Furnished apartments close to UF
Individual bedroom leases
Semeseter leases
$399- $725
www:Action-realtors.com
352-331-1133 3-30-54-2

**WALK TO UF**
Huge 2BR/1BA apt. $600/mo
Call 375-8256
4-25-78-2

Photos, Virtual Tours, Specials
www.LiveNearCampus.com
***********************************
4-25-72-2

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
4-26-72-2

Rockwood Villas
2BR/2BA for rent, W/D, all appliances, $475/
room + sec dep, call Anna 407-448-0573
2-19-30-2

$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 UF! 2/2.5, 2-story condo
in popular community w/poo/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 2-9-20-2

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







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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

Available after March 1,
Walk to campus
Studios $325 to $395
1 bd $375 & $395
Gore-Rabell Realty 378-1387
www.gore-rabell.com 4-25-65-2

**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

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
Collegeparkuf.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

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, cute A MUST SEE! See photos
& info @ www.rentalworkshop.com 352-
870-0904, 318-4553 2-7-11-2


S For Rent
8 unfurnished


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

**GOTTA SEE**
Remodeled 900 sq ft clean 3BR/1BA duplex
Quiet NE st. Bike to UF. New carpet/paint-tile
bath & kitchen! Cent H/AC. Laundry room
W/D. Non-smoking. $890/mo. neg. 376-7529
2-19-10-2

We're.Special! Call to find out why!
2BR, 3BR or 4BR. Move in today & save $$!
376-2507 or www.bivenscove.com
4-25-65-2

Across from ShandslUF
Summit House Condos
Now Accepting Aplications for fall occupancy.
1 & 2 Brs w/two pools and smart card laundry
system! Call Today! or stop by our leasing
office 1700 SW 16th Court Unit A-1 Union
Properties 376-9665 3-8-30-2

WALK TO SFCC!
3BR/2BA new duplex home, 1200 sq ft.
Ceramic tile throughout, vaulted ceilings,
pets ok. $900/mo. 331-6919 2-16-16-2

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/
mo. 2-7-9-2

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 UFO3BR houses from $1400
04BR 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
2-26-20-2

$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


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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

**LUXURY APTS**
CLOSEST TO CLASS
2BR/2BA available for Fall
www.LookingGlassApartments.com
111 NW 16th 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

REMODELED 2/1
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/V incl.
$425 pls utilities
Call Eddy 305-298-0033 2-9-5-2

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.
Leave msg w/ph# & I will call back. 2-9-5-2


3BR/2.5BA condo w/screened balconies.
Between UF & SFCC w/bus route. Close to
Mall/NFRMC. New appliances. On site W/D,
pool, gym, tennis & other amen. Sparrow
Condo. Sublease avail $900 352-514-3425
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1BR/1BA apt in vintage house.
Hard wood floors, new kitchen & bath. W/D,
Cute as heck. $500/MO. 115 NE 9th Street.
Call 317-1458 2-19-10-2

Historic Duckpond
1BR/1BA in vintage house. Hardwood floors.
W/D Quiet area, large yard. 3 blocks to
downtown. 304 NE 6th Street. $525/MO
379-4952 Available April or May 2-19-10-2


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U unfurnished

Historic Duckpond
2BR/1.5BA, amazing location- only blocks to
downtown, 508 NE 4th Ave.
A steal at only $625/MO. Available March 1-
Call 379-4952 for appointment. 2-19-10-2


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AVAIL NOW February RENT FREE
1 B/B IN A 4BED/4BATH, FEMALES
Pool Tennis Courts, All Utils Incl
CALL 954-762-3048 / 954-567-2701
2-12-25-3

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
2-16-20-3

AVAILABLE NOW!
Spacious 1BR/BA at Campus Lodge, all
utilities included and fully furnished. Female
only. $509/mo total. Contact 352-870-7022
2-7-10-3

Sublease ASAP at Campus Lodge
2BR/2BAAvailable
Fully Furnished
$500/MO NEGOTIABLE
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

CABANA BEACH APTS SUBLEASE
For a 1 BR/1BA 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

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
suprfunk@ufl.edu 2-8-5-3

Walk to class in minutes! 1BR avail in 4BR/
2BA house across from the law library. Rent
$365 plus 1/4 utils. Email jbrar7@yahoo.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-
7752 2-9-5-3

LEXINGTON CROSSING APT. AVAILABLE
FOR IMMEDIATE OR SUMMER
SUBLEASE! $470/MO OR BY OFFER.
INCLUDES UTILITIES/EVERYTHING. 4/4
CALL KIM 352-346-4181 2-12-5-3

Sublease now! Spring + Summer 2007.
Royal Village Apts. $360 a month
January/Febuary rent free!
Walk to class, pool, tanning, furnished.
Call 609-330-9967 2-12-5-3

1BR in 3BR/2BA. Boardwalk apts. Rent,
cable, phone water, electric, aprox $360/MO
Avail Febuary 8th. chingkuliao@yahoo.com
or 352-283-8036 2-12-5-3

SUMMER SUBLEASE
Luxury 1/1 in 2/2 avail May. Fully furnished,
W/D, free cable, internet, utilities, clean!
Gainesville Place Apts. $599
Call 954-478-9599 2-12-5-4


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

MOVE IN NOW!!!
Female roommate for furnished 4BR/4BA.
$499/mo all included. Call Jessica 305-510-
1474 2-19-30-14

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
2-16-27-4

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 2-19-20-4

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

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

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-*14 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

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
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14, ALLIGATOR U TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 6,2007


ll Roommates


Roommate wanted in a 4BR/4BA condo.
Private room and bathroom.,Close to UF &
shopping. On bus rte. $425/mo + sec dep.
No ets. 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

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

QUIET ROOM AVAILABLE
Grad student preferred. $500/mo. No smok-
ing. No pets. 352-373-8545 3-1-20-4

5 RdOMS 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 it's
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.
328-6252 2-15-5-4

Female. Share new home w/my 18yr. old
daughter & myself. I work nights. NS. Your
own lockable nicely furn rm. All utils incl,
$365 first/last. Archer Rd & 75th St area.
Email: rogw@bellsouth.net, Call 335-9712
2-15-10-4
SPYGLASS
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

BR/BA available in a 2BR/2BA for one respon-
sible & mature female roommate. $400/MO
+util. Available ASAP Located at Brandywine
on Archer Road. Email yttek@hotmail.com or
305-332-6566 2-12-5-4

Roommate wanted for 4/2.5 home in NW.
1.5 mile from UF. $450/mo Includes utilities,
cable TV, internet & W/D. N/S & no pets.
Call 284-0771 2-12-5-4

Mature professional to share 3BR/2BA. Pool
home~ Near UF- safe neighborhood across
from Plaza Royale movie theater. No alcohol
or drugs. $325/MO +1/3 utils. Furnished or


I) a l Real Estate


PRE-CONSTRUCTION, NEW, & EXISTING
CONDOS & HOUSES FOR SALE
NEAR UF AT AFFORDABLE PRICES.
SEARCH HERE OR RECEIVE A FREE
AND COMPLETE LIST VIA E-MAIL. Visit
www.mattpricerealtor.com or Call Today,
352-281-3551, Matt Price, Campus Realty.
4-25-72-5








Newly renovated 1 & 2 BR units starting
at $99,900 (as-is at $86,900). Steps from
Shands, VA, Dental School, New Cancer
Center & morel Visit mmparrish.com/serv_
construction15.cfm or Call 352.372.5375.
2-28-132-5


IF--..-
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.
2-28-132-5




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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 Walk to 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 2-12-30-5

Would You Like to Live Near UF?
Stop Renting, BUY NOW!
Free List of Available Condos
www.CondosNearUF.com
Campus Realty 336-3900 3-8-40-5


Woud You Like to Live Near UF?
Stop Renting, BUY NOW!
Free List ofAvailable Homes
www.HomesNearUF.com
Campus Realty 336-3900 3-8-40-5


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
Compl renovated, sep liv/fam rm
Reduced to sell at $219,000
1617 NW 10th Terr. 352-538-7879
2-26-30-5


unfurnished. Call 371-3837 2-12-5-4 o S A

el E1. .. ON5GATE
Real Estate LOCiALfrLBH lB


Sell your house, condo, acreage, mobile
home and much more in the ALLIGATOR
CLASSIFIEDS! Reach over 24,000 possible
buyers! Mastercard and Visa accepted over
the phone. Please Call 373-Find


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

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 Actibn
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.
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





THE PALMS
C ) N )D o I N I HIM S
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

New, new, new...CONDOS!
STOP RENTING.
Buy NOW! Free list of new condos.
www.NewCondosNearUF.com
Campus Realty 336-3900 3-8-20-5


I* Furnishings

BED QUEEN $100 ORTHOPEDIC
Extra thick, pillow-top, mattress & box. Name
brand, new, still in plastic. Call 352-372-7490
will deliver. 4-25-72-6

BED FULL SIZE $75 ORTHOPEDIC
Pillow-top mattress & box. New, unused, still
in plastic w/warranty. Can deliver. Call 352-
377-98464-25-72-6


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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

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


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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

OBeds *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.
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 0 La-Z-Boy recliner $40 *
full size bed $50 large dresser, solid wood
$75 0 queen size bed $60 *AIWA stereo w/
cd $60 old magazines -Aero Digest 1945-
1953 over 50 $95 0 335-5326 2-9-17-6




81 Computers


CASH PAID For Laptops
Sales/Service 336-0075.
Power Supplies & Drives.
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333-8404
Computer Help! Now!
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Fletcher
White Male
(DOB 08/11/77); 5'11",
168 Ibs, Brown Hair,
Hazel Eyes


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Computer Help FastA+ 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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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


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


W I For Sale


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 EQUIPMENT AUCTIONS
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- Ict. 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
design. Includes 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!
2-9-5-10

Antique 17th century
VIOLIN FOR SALE!
French-made; comes w/bow, rosin & case.
$1500 or by offer. Call Kim for details or to try
it out 352-346-4181 2-12-5-10


18u 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


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***www.BuyMyScooter.com**
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

MZ SCORPION '02
Excellent running condition, good
physical condition. Email for pictures at
townpetra21@yahoo.com, or call Fred @
386-454-5751. Price $2700. 2-9-5-11


2003 X-PEED SCOOTER
Runs well, good condition w/2 locks. Asking
$700 OBO Email sbcooper@ufl.edu 2-8-
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*FAST CASH PAID FOR ANY CAROL
*Running or not!W
*NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS .
*Over 10 yr svc to UF students
S 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
4-25-72-12


Autos


***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 SW 4th Ave. Largest Selection of
E-bikes, Scooters, Accessories and More!!
Best Prices and Customer Service!!
www.swampcycles.com
4-25-72-11

00000000 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

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

MQTOR SCOOTER
like new, red and silver, 49cc, 115 miles.
Excellent condition. Used 2 weeks. With
helmet $995. 352-495-7810 2-9-6-11

CLEARANCE-SALE
New 50cc moped selling at $895.
New 150cc moped selling at $1195.
Mini chopper $495.
6501 SWArcher Rd. Phone 384-1635
2-8-5-11

2004 VENTO R4i PHANTOM SCOOTER
150 cc, 4-stroke. Exc cond, up to 65 mph.
2,300 mi. Must sell ASAP! $15000/0. Call
Bill @ 760-917-0056 2-15-10-11

2003 RED KYMCO ZX 50
Scooter (49cc)
Asking $1100. Please call 352-246-9740
S2-8-5-11

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!
4-25-54-11


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OVER 50 IMPORTS UNDER $10,000
SELECT MOTOR CAR
THE YELLOW BUILDING
2715 N MAIN 377-1616
www.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!
*00 FREE FREE FREE* FREEOOO
MUST HAVE TITLE! METRO GNV ONLY!
CALL DON 215-7987 4-25-72-12

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

CARS FROM $29/MO!
Hondas' Chevys Jeeps and more!
$0 Down, 36 Months @ 8.5% apr.
For listings call 800-366-9813 ext 9765
4-25-72-12
93 VOLVO 850
201k, runs great! A/C, CD changer, regular
service, new front brakes, rear calipers, ex-
cellent tires, records incl. $1900. Call Hilda
352-225-1520 2-12-10-12

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
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.
$1499/OBO. 2-9-5-12

'96 TOYOTA COROLLA DX
4 D, manual, 98k miles, A/C, ext. green/int.
tan, great condition, runs well, $3200. Call
352-281-6710 2-9-5-12


M Il Wanted

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-
24-13

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


This newspaper assumes no responsibil-
ity for injury or loss arising from contacts
made through advertising. We suggest that
any reader who responds to advertising use
caution and investigate the sincerity of the
advertiser before giving out personal infor-
mation or arranging meetings

LIKE TO WORK WITH LUXURY CARS?
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

CNA CLASS: $250! learn @ your own
time & pace. All you need to be a CNA
& pass the state exam is on VCR tape.
I have a 95% PASS RATE! check it out:
www.lapcnatraining.com or 800-566-4913
4-25-72-14

Phone survey interviewers wanted. Start
work today! No sales, opinion research
only! Flexible Schedule! Perceptive Market
Research 336-6760 ex 4081 Call now! 4-
25-72-14

Students in Accounting, Aviation, Busipess/
Sales and IT needed for various positions.
Flexible schedules and competitive pay. Join
our team! Learn more at www.gleim.com/
employment 4-25-72-14

$$ STUDENTS GET CASH $$
For gently used brand name
Clothinglaccessories & furniture
$Cash on the Spot$ SANDY'S No appt
necessary! 2906 NW 13th St 372-1226 4-
25-72-14

BARTENDING
$250 A DAY POTENTIAL
No experience necessary, training provided.
800-965-6520 ext 138 4-25-72-14

SECRET SHOPPERS
Needed for evaluations of
Local Stores, Restaurants and Theaters
Flexible Hours, Training Provided
Call 1-800-585-9024 ext 6254
4-25-72-14

GATOR DOMINOS
$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
www.gatordominos.com 4-25-72-14

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
3-30-118-14


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

On going volunteer needed: Blind lady rieeds
trans 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 2-16-72-13

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 352-219-8948
2-16-72-13


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POLITICAL CALL CENTER
Phone reps needed ASAP for Political
Campaigns. Base hourly rate + bonus.
371-5888 ext. 111 or 4112 NW 22nd Dr. 4-
25-72-14

EARN $60 THIS WEEK!
Donate Plasma & Save a Life
$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
Best part-time job you'll ever have
NEW DONORS
Bring this Ad and Earn an
Extra $5 on Your 2nd Donation.
-DCI Biologicals 150 NW 6th St
352-378-9204
4-25-72-14

*** SOCCER COACHES***
needed for GSA rec and camp youth teams.
Experience required. License preferred for
comp. For info:
contact@gainesvillesoccer.org or 379-5979
4-25-72-14

PARADIGM PROPERTIES
Leasing Consultant, PT
Sales & customer service exp.
EOE, DFWP
352-375-2152 X301
www.teamparadigm.com
4-25-30-14

G8RBAY.com
*Get Paid & Have Fun OFlexible Hours &
Competitive $ OSales Experience Required
OeBay Experience a plus OResume To
g8rbay@bellsouth.net 2-14-50-14

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
4-25-72-14

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
hr@trimarkproperties.com. 4-25-70-14

Sun Ctuntry Sports is hiring gymnastics,
Stumbling, office, bookkeeping, rockwall, sum-
mer camp and more. Applications avail @
www.suncountrysports.com. Bring applica-
tion to either location. 2-16-27-14

Attn Smokers! Eam 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

DRIVER OPPORTUNITY
Gatorfood.com
Potential earnings $14-$20/hr! Make your
own schedule. Fun environment,.great op-
portunity. For info contact Jason 379-3663.
2-23-31-14

CASHIER PT
Approx. 25 hours/week $7/hour
Call Shannon 284-2959
Ada's Clothes Repair 4-25-68-14

CASH!I
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
4-25-69-14

GATORSNEEDJOBS.COM
Paid survey takers needed in Gainesville.
100% rREE to join. Cllick on Surveys. 4-
25-66-14

GatorMoney.com
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 byfor an application @ 1510 NW 13th
St. 2-7-15-14


SUBWAY OAKS MALL
Happy, energetic, fast, reliable, honest
people. No hot greasy fries. No grease traps.
Call 305-773-3592 2-14-20-14

400+ Counselor/Instructor Jobs!
3 Coed Summer Camps in PA.
Travel Paid. Top Salary.
Cool Nights & Warm Days!
1-800-488-4321 www.lohikan.com
4-25-55-14

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.
2-28-34-14

LA FIESTA MEXICAN RESTAURANT
Hiring hostesses, wait staff, PT/FT cooks,
dishwashers, all positions open. By Oaks
Mall. No phone calls. Apply in person 7038
NW 10th Place between 2 & 5pm everyday.
2-16-20-14

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

PROJECT MANAGER TRAINEE
for blind manufacturer & installation co.
Construction exp helpful 352-339-4600 2-
20-20-14

Javascript Programmers
Java programmers with mySQL and SSL
exp needed (FT pos) Pay commensurate
with exp. Resumes: seth@netenforcers.com
2-6-10-14 1

ColdFusion Programmers
CF programmers with mySQL and SSL exp
needed, (FT pos) Pay commensurate with
exp. Resumes: seth@netenforcers.com 2-
6-10-14

Come have Summer Fun!
Camp Counselor
Florida Elks Youth Camp
24175 SW450-
Umatilla, FL,
7 weeks $2100
June 4 July 21, 2007
www.flelks.org or 1-800-523-1673 ext 251
Scholarship Opportunities
3-23-38-14

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 Airfare! Free Housing! Teach in Korea
apply @ www.foofprintsrecruiting.com 2-
14-15-14

Earn $2500 + monthly and more to type
simple ads online. www.DataAdEntry.com
4-25-60-14

Brand Protection Agency
Internet researchers needed for our
Growing Gainesville office. FT 9am-6pm
(M-F) Exp. in MS Office, and Internet.
Resumes dbusch@netenforcers.com
2-12-10-14

HELP WANTED!
Paintball/Convenience
Clerk
Full/ Part time
352-258-6812 2-12-10-14


Work smart/retire young, capitalize on the
digital shift. Make corporate income w/lst
ever, exploding co. Motivated individuals call
352-562-9054/352-871-2440 2-28-21-14

HOMEWORK COACH NEEDED for bright
GHS ninth grader w/attention & organization-
al issues. Daily after school flexible hours.
Pays $9/hr. Call 328-4138 2-6-5-14

COMFORT INN WEST
is now hiring a PT nightAuditor. Please apply
in person at 3440 SW 40th Blvd. 2-6-5-14

PART TIME TRAP PERSON
1pm to dusk Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun.
GatorSkeetandTrap.com
372-1044 leave message 2-6-5-14

Earn A Good PT/FT income every
day. 18,000 people already have!
www.mycasheveryday.com 2-6-5-14

EXTRA DRIVERS
needed for Valentine Delivery. Tues & Wed.
Crevasses's Florist 352-376-2514 2-6-5-14

CATERING, FT & PT COOKS, SANDWICH
MAKERS, DRIVERS & CATERERS.
Positive, fun, work environment with flex-
ible hours. Apply in person at Celebrations
Catering, 904 N. Main St. 2-13-10-14

GREAT SUMMER JOB &
THE EXPERIENCE OF A LIFETIME!
Trail's End Camp in PA is looking for male
and female Specialist Counselors, baseball,
lacrosse, gymnastics, golf, cheerleading,
tennis, outdoor adventure, mountain biking,
dance, waterfront, bookkeeper and web.
Male Bunk Counselors available; June 17th
-August 12th ONLINEAPPLICATION! www
.trailsendcampjobs.com 2-20-15-14

SOFTWARE DEVELOPERS
FT/PT. Flexible schedules for students and
graduates.

ACCOUNTING STUDENTS
Get paid while you learn. Flexible hours.

SHIPPING TECH FTTPT.

SALES CONSULTANT
Relationship builders. Salary plus commis-
sion.

Please send resume to hr@geim.com
www.Gleim.com 2-13-10-14

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
9AM to 6PM. Great pay w/benefits. Apply
1049 Museum Road. Kindercare 336-1700
2-7-5-14

PT Leasing Agent Must be friendly, outgo-
ing, and highly motivated. Willing to train.
Some weekends. Apply in person at Tivoli
Apt.: 2841 SW 13th St. or fax resume to 352-
379-8071 DFWP, EOE 2-7-5-14

WANTED
Energetic, serious,hard working individuals
to assist customers with high quality sport-
ing goods merchandise. We're looking for
the best. Full and part time opportunities. No
phone calls. Min. 2 year commitment. Lloyd
Clarke Sports 1504 NW 13th St. 2-16-7-14

BIG LOU'S PIZZERIA
NoW hiring pizza makers, cooks, servers,
and delivery drivers. Earn top pay. Serious
workers only 5 SE 2nd Ave. Downtown.
2-21-15-14

ESTABLISHED GYMNASTICS BUSINESS
is seeking qualified instructor in Starke.
Good pay. Call Ronnie at 386-365-3422
2-9-7-14

ASSISTANT TEACHER PT
For downtown pre-school. Experience pre-
ferred. Call 376-1818 2-7-5-14


HAIR STYLIST NEEDED
Champoux Hair Salon
Call or apply within
352-332-2887 13820 West Newberry Road
2-7-5-14


BEST PART TIME JOB Executive/Personal
assistant needed ASAP. Good experience for
business, marketing, PR or advertising ma-
jors. Should be very organized & extremely -
detailed. 12-15 hours weekly, flexible based
on your schedule. Must have reliable car,
cell phone & computer with e-mail. Microsoft
Office & internet research skills a plus. Send
inquires to Bryan@insitegainesville.com
2-7-5-14


Work smart retire young
Do you read Forbes,
Billboard/Business week
for hot new trends?
Call 561-312-4236 .
2-7-5-14


OFFICE ASSISTANT
Flexible hours. General computer knowl-
edge req. Send resume and availablility to
stlane@bellsouth.net 2-15-10-14


DINNER COOK WANTED
immediate openings. Hours approx 11-6.
Great benefits, insurance provided. Fax re-
sume to 352-375-7937 2-8-5-14


OFFICE ASSISTANT, FT
at downtown Gainesville law firm. Please fax
your resume & salary requirements to 335-
6415 2-8-5-14


The Gainesville Inn & Suites
is currently hiring front desk clerks. Apply
in person at 4021 SW 40th Blvd. or email
resume to manager@gainesville-inn.com
2-8-5-14


Accounting/Business major to maintain
Quickbooks for company in Alachua.
Responsibilities include invoicing, quarterly
reports, A/R, A/P, payroll, reconciliation of
statements, and budget reports. 8-10 hrs
wk/ $11.00 an hr. Flexible schedule. Strong
experience with Quickbooks required. E-mail
resume to Bioenergeticspress@gmail.com.
2-16-6-14


Earn Extra $
The City of Gainesville is looking for
BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL OFFICIALS
For more info call 352-334-5053 2-15-20-14


Baseball Coaches Needed
the City of Gainesville needs youth baseball
& softball coaches. For more info call 352-
334-5053 2-12-7-14


SECURITY STAFF
Needed at local bar on University Ave. Start
immediately. 352-302-5886. Serious inquires
only. 2-16-10-14



*Dancers Needed*
For adult entertainment company. Make
$1000+/wk. Flex schedule 378-3312 2-28-
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SUMMER JOBS:
Recreation Camp Counselors/Supervisors
for summer recreation program 6/11/07-8/
03/07 for children ages 5-15. WSI/Lifeguard
and Maintenance Aides (5/07-9/07). Exp.
desirable. City of Plantation (west of Ft.
Lauderdale) 400 NW 73 Ave. Plantation,
FL 33317. Attn: Human Resources or email:
jtanghow@plantation.org 3-9-5-14

DRIVERS WANTED
For flower shop for Valentine's. Apply in per-
son 635 NW 13th St. 2-14-8-14

FLOWER SHOP
Drivers, flower designer & counter help. PT
temporary or long term. 352-378-8105 2-
9-5-14
PT RECEPTIONIST
Needed for busy salon. Must be friendly,
efficient & .have neat appearance. Apply in
person. Gallery of Hair Design, 5109 NW
39th Ave. 2-9-5-14

RECEPTIONIST
for busy law firm. Must be organized, moti-
vated, and outgoing, with reliable transpora-
tion. 4-5 hrs in AM/ M-F $8/hr. Fax resume
352-379-3926 2-12-5-14

AMAZING SUMMER at PA coed overnight
camp. Men and Women wanted for all ac-
tivities and counselor positions. Good Salary.
Internships Available. Visit our website,
wwww.campnockamizon.com to schedule on
campus interview for February 13 2-9-4-14


Sil Help Wanted


HALF TIME POSITION AT WOMEN BIO
MEDICAL RESEARCH COMPANY. Female
only. Grad student or major in engineering,
biology, nursing, or health education. Fax 1
page resume to Mary at 375-6111 2-19-
10-14

Guide School
Add a conversation starter to your resume
and Sample the Good Life! Learn to work
as a Whitewater Raft Guide with the people
who built the business Nantahala Outdoor
Center! 5 days rafting instruction on 2 scenic
southeastern rivers. Preferential consid-
eration given to Guide School graduates
for summer employment; ask about tuition
refund. Call 800-232-7238 x132, or visit
www.noc.com. 2-6-1-14


NOW HIRING SIGNHOLDER
to hold sign at busy intersections. $8 an hour
paid weekly 352-374-7200 ask for Nick. 2-
12-5-14



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IMPORT AUTO REPAIR.BMW, Mercedes,
Porsche, Volvo, VW, Honda, Toyota, Nissan,
Mazda. Quality craftsmanship, reasonable
prices, near UF, AAA approved 378-7830
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HYPNOTIST-Stop smoking. Improve mem-
ory & concentration. Eliminate bad habits.
Past life regression. Learn self-hypnosis.
Low Student Rates. Leonard Umans AAPH,
NGH certified 379-1079. 4-25-72-15

EVERGLADE EQUESTRIAN CENTER
The countryclub for horses & owners.
Customer lounge w/full kitchen & bath. 250'
x 160' riding ring, round pen & jump pad-
dock. Lessons. 30 acres, 40 matted stalls, 19
separate paddocks. 24-hr security, 352-591-
3175 everglade-eqestrian.com 4-25-72-15
Want to be a CNA? Don't want to wait?
Express Training Services can get you certi-
fied under 3 wks! Hands-on exp, no videos.
Day/evelwkend avail. Next class 1/22/06.
Class sizes limited. 338-1193 for details.
4-25-72-15
PERSONAL TRAINING 300
Personal and Group Training
Flexible Scheduling Exclusive Facility
Call for a free workout
339-2199
4-25-72-15

TLC HORSEBOARD
All facilities & amenities: quality instruc-
tion. 15 min from UF Jan at 376-7762.
Greathouse Equestrian Center. 4-25-72-15

IMMIGRATION LAW
Marriage Visas Employment Visas -
Naturalization. Richard Ruth, Esq.
352-335-6748 www.ruthlaw.com 4-25-72-15

HAIR BY GLENDA
High-lights 1/2 $65; Full $85
$10 off Haircuts 0 $50 off Hair Extensions.
Located in Creations, Thorebrook Village.
352-258-8431 2-19-30-15

HORSE BOARDING 1st Class facility.
Hunter ring w/rubber footing, cross-coun-
try course. Horses fed 3xlday. Prices:
$275-$400/mo. HunterlJumper lessons
avail. 20 min from UF. 359-4149 for info.
2-7-15-15

As seen on TV you have seen the commer-
cials $5000 to $7000 monthly. Work from
your own location. Overview 618-355-1135
more info 904-364-7277 2-6-5-15

LOCAL TEST PREP TUTOR
My students score high on the SAT,
PSAT, LSAT, GMAT, and GRE. You can,
too. $50/hr. I come to you. 904-699-7722.
Guaranteed. 2-8-5-15


1-ON-1-TUTORING
with a Yale Masters Guru to help you get that
"A", from Biology to Business to Marketing.


FLASHBACKS PAYS CASH FOR CLOTHES.
We buy 10-5, M-Sat. Open to shop til 6. WE
ALSO BUY HOUSEHOLD ITEM. 211 WUniv
Ave 375-3752.4-25-72-18


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Since 1977. Two blocks from U.F.
373-7070
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O I S Call Terry at 372-3333. Limited Space. 2- SAVE ON RAYBAN/SUNGLASSES
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ONLINE COUNSELING
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ABORTION/ABORTION BY PILL (RU-486)
IV Sedation, Student Discount.
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Bread & Roses Women's Health Center
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4-25-69-16

Free Quit Smoking Class
You made the resolution, now find out how
to succeed. Free, one-hour class for faculty,
staff and students on Thurs, Feb. 8, 5:30-
6:30 p.m. Free 30-day supply of nicotine
patches to the first 10 registrants. Learn
more at www.healthygators.hhp.ufl.edu or
call 392-1161 ext. 1-4281. Pre-register by
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*21 Pets

Furry, feathery, scaly...no, not your
roommate...pets. Find or advertise your pets
or pet products here in the Pets section of
the Alligator.
3 pure bred Blue Fawn Pit Bull Puppies for
sale. UKC registered. Already have shots.
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15 min from Gainesville 486-2255
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8-9-72-21
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Accomodations on the island at
your choice of ten resorts.
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Locke returns to rotation after missing 2006 season with elbow surgery


PITCH ERS, from page 19

summer.
After Augenstein, however, the Gators'
pitching outlook gets blurry
The team is expecting Locke, a sopho-
more, to fill the No. 2 spot in the rotation after
missing last season following Tommy John


surgery.
Locke was good enough in his freshman
campaign to get the start for the opening game
of the College World Series Championship
Series against Texas in 2005.
That year, Locke finished with a 5-2 record
and a 4.04 ERA.
Freshmen Billy Bullock, Kevin Chapman
and Tony Davis expect to compete for the last
spots in the rotation.


Bullock and Chapman were selected in the
Major League Baseball Draft but elected to
enroll at UF instead.
The Gators are hoping one
of the freshmen can end last
year's struggles with Sunday
BaSeball starts, as one is expected to
become the everyday Sunday
pitcher.
"We're going to be young and everybody


knows that," Augenstein said. "Everybody is
looking forward to getting going. We have a
lot of young workers and a lot of guys that get
right up into that program."
In the bullpen, the Gators will be without
reliever Darren O'Day, saved eight games and
recorded the team's lowest ERA at 2.91.
Junior right-hander Josh Edmondson and
senior left-handers David Hurst and Steven
Porter are expected to dose for the Gators.


GlobeTalk 2007

Peace Corps
US EPA
UF Faculty


Protecting the environment: opportunities
for overseas projects and beyond

Thursday, FEB 8
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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2007


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Augenstein returns as staff ace


Kim Klement/ Alligator
UFjunior Bryan Augenstein pitches during the Gators' 10-3 win against
Ohio State last season during the Pepsi Baseball Classic.


By ALEX WEINTRAUB
Alligator Writer

Heading into the 2006 season, the Gators'
pitching staff was expected to be a strong unit
that would have them ready to compete for a
national title.
Instead, the staff was decimated by injuries
and became a weak link on a disappoint-
ing 28-28 team that failed to qualify for the
Southeastern Conference Tournament.
"There's no excuses," Coach Pat McMahon
said. "We had a team that worked very hard to
be good last year, but there's no excuses."
The lack of a Sunday starter reared its head
several times throughout the 2006 season.
The Gators lost games by scores of 21-4
and 16-2 and gave up an average of 7.9 runs
on Sunday.
"It's just about me working hard
and putting myself into a position
to win games."
Bryan Augenstein
UF pitcher

However, the Gators do have some bright
spots heading into the 2007 season.
Junior ace Bryan Augenstein will return as
well as Stephen Locke, who missed the 2006
season due to injury.
The biggest departure the Gators will have
to cope with this season in the rotation will be
Bryan Ball, who started 15 games and ended up
4-9 with a 5.57 ERA as a senior.
Without Ball, Augenstein is expected to be
UF's unquestioned No. 1 starter.
He was one of the lone stars for the team
last year, finishing with a 9-6 record and a 3.07
ERA.
"I knew I had potential, but it wasn't like
'Wow, it's surprising,'" Augenstein said. "It's
just about me working hard and putting myself
into a position to win games."
The right-hander's success even caught the
eye of Team USA, which he pitched for last

SEE PITCHING, PAGE 18


UF BASEBALL

Seniors Leclerc, Petrie balance out young talent in outfield


By ALEX WEINTRAUB
Alligator Writer

The outlook for the Gators' outfield looks
a little clearer in terms of experience than
that of the infield or pitching staff.
The team returns two starters from last
season, seniors Brian Leclerc (right field)
and Chris Petrie (left field).
The Gators hope Leclerc can rebound
from last year's performance, when he
hit .262 with 25 RBI, including .211 in


B5 Moses Jenkins, a three-star cornerback and
the No. 54 corner in the nation according to
Scout.com, has verbally committed to UF. Look
for expanded recruiting coverage of Wednesday's
National Signing Day in tomorrow's Alligator.


Southeastern Conference play.
In 2005, Leclerc hit .366 during the NCAA
Tournament when the Gators made it to the
championship series against Texas.
During that run, he was named the
Most Outstanding Player of the Gainesville
Regional.
The success during the 2005 postseason
has the team hopeful Leclerc can become an
impact player.
Petrie started in 35 games last year and
batted .241 with 22 runs and 16 RBI. He was


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ranked No. 1 unanimously in the Associ-
ated Press Top 25. This is the first time a
team's been unanimous since Illinois did
it in the final poll of 2004-05.


also solid in the outfield,
boasting a .982 fielding
percentage and only com-
mitted one error.
Sy U UF coach Pat McMahon
doesn't want players like
.- Leclerc dwelling on the
previous season, however.
McMahon "This is a whole new
year," he said. "Last sea-
son is over. This is this season, and our goal
is to make them work hard to be the very


best club that they can be."
While the covers are set, center field is
still up for grabs.
Four freshmen are expected to battle it
out for Gavin Dickey's old spot, including
Riley Cooper, who just won a national title
playing for the Gators' football team.
Last year, Dickey was one of the best hit-
ters for the Gators, batting .304 with 11 home
runs and 41 RBI.
McMahon thinks that the Gators' youth
SEE OUTFIELD, PAGE 20


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Today's question: Which UF baseball player
will be the most improved this season?

Monday's question: How would you grade Rex
Grossman's performance in the Super Bowl?
(see right for results)


Percent (Votes)
38% (131)
36% (124)
19% (64)
6% (20)
14 (4)
343 TOTAL VOTES


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LaPorta leads


raw UF infield

By MIKE MCCALL
Alligator Writer

If the 2007 UF baseball team is to perform
better than last season's 28-28 squad,They will
need solid play from an infield that returns
only one starter at his position.
Senior Matt LaPorta will maintain first-base
duties, while junior Brandon McArthur will
move from second to third, and the middle
infield will be manned by a mix of versatile
players.
Despite being chosen in the 14th round
of June's 2006 Major League Baseball Draft,
LaPorta returns after missing 13 games last
year with an oblique muscle strain.
The 2005 Southeastern Conference Player of
the Year has hit 54 home runs in
his three-year career and is one
shy of Brad Wilkerson's school
Baseball record.
"Such a big key to the sea-
son is the success that you
have with returning players," UF coach Pat
McMahon said.
McArthur primarily played second last
year, but he also started 13 games at third.
"Brandon played a lot at second base last
year, but we think that right now (third is) the
best position for him," McMahon said. "He has 4
swung the bat well this fall, but we are going to
play a lot of different people in the infield."
The middle infield will be controlled by
several young players who can play multiple
positions, a product of UF's strong recruiting
class.

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INFIELD, from page 19

Freshman Cole Figueroa will
fill McArthur's spot at second
but will also be used at shortstop,
where junior college transfer Jon
Townsend will start.
Redshirt freshman Clayton
Pisani will be used at second, short
and third with sophomore Avery
Barnes filling in at second.
Senior Austin Pride, who start-
ed at four different positions last
year, also figures into the lineup at
first and third.
"That's a lot of young men com-
peting for positions," McMahon
said. "Recruiting is the lifeblood
of the program, and we're very
excited about the class that is now
on campus. It's ranked third in the


country which is a great sign
- and what that does is allow the
younger players to push for start-
ing jobs and give us some depth."
The catcher position is largely
up for grabs after the departure
of sixth-round
draft pick Brian
Jeroloman a
two-time Johnny
Bench Award
Watch List selec-
tion.
"We've got
three young
Pride men vying for
catcher, and all three will see some
time," McMahon said.
Sophomore Cody Neer and
freshman Hampton Tignor will see
most of the action behind the plate,
while junior Dustin Bamberg could
also play.


Freshman should start in opener


OUTFIELD, from page 19

will not be a liability.
"We are going to have a lot
of incoming players come in and
push for starting opportunities for
us," McMahon said. "And that is
very exciting for us."
Joining Cooper in center will be
freshmen Matt den Dekker, Ryan
Lockwood and Jonathan Pigott.
Den Dekker is the headliner of
the group and the probable open-
ing-night starter Friday against
Virginia Military Institute.
Pigott was drafted by the
Oakland Athletics in the 31st


round of the Major League
Baseball Draft.
Cooper was selected in the 15th
round by the Philadelphia Phillies
but opted to come to Gainesville


Baseball


instead.
The Gators are
also expecting
contributions from
sophomores Jared
Kubin and Cody


Wheeler.
Kubin was the team's designat-
ed hitter during the 2005 run and
batted .292 during that stretch.
Bryson Barber and Kubin
should split time at designate hit-
ter this season with the departure
of Stephen Barton.


Starting Rotation Bullpen
1. Bryan Augenstein, RHP, JR. Josh Edmondson (CL), RHP, JR.


2. Stephen Locke, LHP, SO.
3. Billy Bullock, RHP, FR.
4. Kevin Chapman, LHP, FR.
5. Tony Davis, LHP, FR.


David Hurst (CL), LHP, SR.
Steven Porter, LHP, SR.
J.K. LaCoste, LHP, SO.
Kris Gawriluk, RHP, SR.


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