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VOLUME 100 ISSUE 96 e Inform. You Decide FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2007

VANDALISM


Scooter vandalism often goes unreported


By JESSICA PONN
Alligator Writer

The only thing on Juliana Peters' mind as
she walked out of her apartment the morning
of Jan. 26 was downing her daily Starbucks
before class.
But all of the espresso in Gainesville could
Snot have jolted her like the wake-up call she
got next the sight of her scooter on the hood


of her car.
"It's the strangest thing that's ever hap-
pened to me," said Peters, a UF junior.
After receiving a note on her scooter in
October that asked her to stop taking up an
entire parking space, Peters said she started
leaving it in the grass. She thought that would
solve the problem.
Although police said they have not noticed
an increase in cases of scooter vandalism, vic-


"It's the strangest thing that's
ever happened to me."
Juliana Peters
UFjunior

tims of the crime believe that is because they
are rarely reported.
Meagan Grachek, a UF business adminis-
tration student whose scooter was splashed


with acid last year, said she did not bother to
inform police of the incident.
"So many people feel like, 'Well, it's just a
scooter,'" she said. "I honestly wouldn't see
cops being too worried about it."
Police say many attacks against scooters
are unsolvable because there are often no wit-
nesses or leads.
Grachek's scooter suffered only cosmetic
SEE SCOOTERS, PAGE 5


3-D virtual life


invades class
By JESSIE COLEMAN
f "Alligator Writer
jcoleman@alligator.org

Bryan King didn't want to become a hermit glued to his
computer. He feared the negative stigma associated with
gamers and the chiding of his friends and roommates.
But King, a computer engineering senior, decided to
keep his aesthetic computer class, which requires him to
M play a computer game as part of his homework.
St n -King's class is one of at least two at UF
Student that revolve around the 3-D virtual world of
SLife Second Life.
Computer and information science and
engineering professor Paul Fishwick has taught aesthetic
computing for the past six years. But this is his first semes-
ter teaching in cyberspace.
Second Life, a privately owned 3-D entertainment com-
pany based in San Francisco; was released to the public in
2003 and functions similarly to the popular computer game
World of Warcraft. Both provide a virtual domain where
people from around the world can meet and interact.
Jeremiah Wilson / Alligator Staff But unlike the user guilds and quests in World of
James Oliverio, director of UF's Digital Worlds Institute, gestures at a screen displaying Second Lifea digital world for Warcraft, Second Life is simply a virtual space, replete with
students and faculty, on Wednesday morning inside the Normal Hall Gym. SEE SECOND LIFE, PAGE 4



UF officials gather to seek solution to energy crisis


* THEY HOPE UF CAN USE
MORE EFFICIENT PRACTICES.

By LAINEY JOHNSON
Alligator Contributing Writer

Ask Eric Wachsman, director of
the UF-U.S. Department of Energy
High Temperature Electrochemistry
Center, and he will argue the avail-
ability of a sustainable energy sup-


ply may be the defining issue of the
century.
A group of UF faculty, research-
ers and experts from 40 units on
campus met Thursday at the UF
Hilton Conference Center to discuss
issues like global warming and to
develop plans for the new Florida
Institute for Sustainable Energy.
"The solution to our energy
problem requires we address the
entire process with a diversity of


people and dis-
ciplines in mind,
because there is
no one solution,"
Wachsman said.
The institute
was established
Jan. 22, and its
Wachsman commercial
component, the
Energy Technology Incubator, was
recently awarded $4.5 million as a


Florida Center of Excellence by the
Board of Governors.
There are 22 energy-related cen-
ters, laboratories and institutes at
UF, as well as the only nuclear engi-
neering department in the state.
This combination of technology
and policy is critical to assist the
government, the energy industry
and utilities in their decision pro-
cess in setting priorities for energy
resource investment.


Paul Sotkiewicz, the director
of energy studies at the UF Public
Utility Research Center, believes
educated citizens are necessary in
order to develop sustainable energy
practices.
When working at an institute in
Washington, Sotkiewicz found that
people had no idea where electricity
for their light switches comes from.
"They knew nothing about en-
SEE FACULTY, PAGE 4


College
GameDay is set
up in Lexington as
UF faces a road
test at Kentucky
on Saturday at 9
p.m. Forward Chris
Richard (right) has
had premonitions
about the outcome.
See story, pg. 15.


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News Today


WHAT'S HAPPENING
Friday
Bums Lecture
Emerson Alumni Hall,
6:30 p.m.
The UF history department
and Center for Jewish Studies
hosts a lecture with John Hope
Franklin. There will be a re-
ception before his speech and
a book signing after.

Jazz Concert
University Auditorium,
7:30 p.m.
The Eric Felten Jazz Orchestra
presents "The Big Band Sound
of WWII." Tickets are $20 to
$30.

Salsa Lessons
Reitz Union Colonnade,
8:30 p.m.
A dance instructor gives dance
lessons in an event sponsored
by the Hispanic Student
Association.

Opening Reception
Reitz Union gallery, 7 p.m.
UF alumni Frank Curtis dis-
plays the installation show-
case "My Bags Are Packed."
Refreshments will be served.

Saturday
Music Law Conference
Levin College of Law, 9 a.m.
Panel discussions examine the
music business.

Kids Day
Southeast Boys & Girls Club,
11 a.m.
Black History Month presents
Kids Day with carnival games
and performances.

Pipe Organ Demonstration
University Auditorium,
1 p.m.
The UF School of Music pres-
ents a pipe organ demonstra-
tion.

ON CAMPUS
Alumnus holds book signing
UF alumnus Clint Johnson, a
1975 journalism graduate, will be
signing his book "The Politically
Incorrect Guide to the South" at
the UF Bookstore.
His book combines history and
social studies to debunk myths
about the South, Johnson said in a
phone interview Thursday.
"If you're a native Southerner,
you hear a lot of attacks on you,"
Johnson said. "You see movies


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I thirk Southerners are kind of
tired of that. My book is an at-
tempt to push back how the me-
dia has portrayed the South."
He said the most significant
things that come from the South
are the music and literature.
Every form of American music
came from the South, from jazz
and bluegrass to country and
rock, he said.
If there wasn't a Southern
culture, there wouldn't be an
American culture, Johnson said.
He will be at the UF
Bookstore at 5:30 p.m.

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Campus fixture wheels and deals on Turlington Plaza


By DANIELLE TORRENT
Alligator Writer
dtorrent@alligator.org

Many students can recognize the
man wheeling around Gainesville
with his dog, Chance, handing out Best
Deals fliers.
Or maybe he grabbed their attention
because "he's passionate about people"
and "has the energy that most people
dream of," said charcoal artist and
friend Jimmie Williams.
Kevin Trudeau, 42 better known
by his street name, "Chair" had to
start a new life for himself after a car
accident in 1989 took away his ability
to walk.
"My trail took a different path, and
now I've got to do it all over again in a
wheelchair," Trudeau said.
When he's not passing out coupons
on Turlington Plaza, Trudeau may be
running the window cleaning busi-
ness he started, picking up garbage in
a parking lot, doing maintenance work
or just "everything that is feasible in a
wheelchair," he said.
"You can't get a college student to
get out there and (pass out fliers) .that
many years," said Best Deals publisher
Bart York, Trudeau's boss. "He's a real
hustler I think it's a real plus as a stu-
dent to see someone out there working


that hard."
But with hopes of collaborating with
Williams, Trudeau said he would like to
make art a part of the next chapter of
his life by getting back to an old hobby:
wood carving.
Last year, Trudeau said he started
carving walking sticks for the first time
since the '90s.
"I gave them all away," he said.
"They went quick."
He has 30 or 40 stripped pieces of
wood to work with now, but to carve
one takes two to three
On days because he's out of
:-, ''' J t practice, he said.
"The secret is getting
the wood," Trudeau said. "I'm still
frying to make a little shop out of my
apartment."
Whether it's sooner or later, Trudeau
will work until he can carve, and hopes
to one day create wood replicas by re-
quest.
"When it's all art, I won't be here
(in Turlington)," Trudeau said. "I'll be
carving, and all the tree people will be
dumping their wood for me."
Williams said he has seen people
who can walk who are more negative
than Trudeau.
And for Williams, Trudeau's posi-
tive attitude in the face of his handicap
affected his life.


Nicole Safker / Alligator Staff
Kevin Trudeau, also known as "Chair," takes a break from handing out coupon booklets with
his dog, Chance, near the Plaza of the Americas on Thursday afternoon.


SMOKING

SHCC class helps students kick unhealthy habit


By KRYSTINA GUSTAFSON
Alligator Contributing Writer


There is no magical way to quit smoking,
but there are a number of options to help you,
a retired drug counselor for the Department of
Corrections said at a smoking cessation meet-
ing Thursday.
Gainesville resident Pat Fitzpatrick and
four other speakers offered advice to' 17
smokers looking to quit at a free, on-campus
meeting.
Healthy Gators 2010, a coalition of stu-
dents, faculty and staff from more than 40 UF
departments and organizations, offered the
one-hour program to encourage UF students


and employees not to give up when trying to
quit smoking, coalition spokeswoman Jane
Emmeree said.
"There's never been a better time to quit
because never before have there been so many
options," she said. "There are patches, medica-
tions, Internet sources, hotlines and so on."
The meeting focused on these different
options and featured a pharmacy student, an
acupuncturist, an Oriental medicine specialist
and a massage therapist who discussed how
each of their fields aid individuals trying to
quit.
"You need to try putting as many tools as
you can in your toolbox and see which one
works for you," said Mary Jo Hayes, a gradu-


"There's never been a better time
to quit."
Jane Emmeree
UF public relations workgroup chairwoman

ate of Gainesville's Dragon Rises College of
Oriental Medicine. -
The coalition offered the program to help
people abide by January's bill prohibiting
smoking within 50 feet of all UF buildings,
Emmeree said.
It will also help those still hanging on to
their New Year's resolutions, she said.
Doctoral student Adel Alsaffar, 30, decided


to take the class after reading an ad in the
newspaper.
He began smoking at age 12 when friends
offered him a cigarette, but he has been smoke-
free for about two months.
He wants to quit to improve his health.
"For the two and a half months I quit, I felt
a lot better," he said. "I got all of my senses
back and loved life a lot more."
Because 43 percent of adult smokers fail
when attempting to quit, according to a 2003
study on the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention's Web site, it is Healthy Gators
2010's responsibility to inform those trying
to quit about the different options available,
Emmeree said.


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Professors use interactive computer game to teach


SECOND LIFE, from page 1

preprogrammed adventures and challenges
for users. Residents of Second Life decide
how to spend their time whether chatting
with other users, visiting user-created mar-
ketplaces or teleporting between islands.
"It's not meant to be a game, per se,"
Fishwick said. "It's much more general than
that, which makes it suitable for education."
Fishwick uses the virtual island Aesthetica
for his class. Bright blue waters surround
Aesthetica's green, rolling hills on which
students can easily walk or fly from one
end of the island to the other.
Fishwick, known as Frederich Courier
in Second Life, looks different in the vir-
tual world. Big, pointy ears protrude from
his reddish, furry head, and a fluffy tail with
black and white stripes pokes out of his black
pants. Perhaps the only familiar feature of
Fishwick's character is his school spirit,
which he proudly displays on a specially de-
signed Gators T-shirt. He is an upright-stand-
ing, clothes-wearing fox-raccoon.
"Why be a human when I could be some-


thing different?" Fishwick said.
Fishwick's students also look different.
Second Life users choose every aspect of their
characters, including type of creature, cloth-
ing, skin color and facial characteristics.
But unlike Fishwick, most students in his
class are humans.
Students in Fishwick's class use the game
technology to create and apply computer
programming to 3-D objects.
Fishwick teaches students to express com-
puter programming in more visually pleasing
ways. Instead of long strands of complicated,
textual code, students represent code with
3-D objects. The shapes then become meta-
phors for the code.
"You could enter a program, walk inside
it, design it, dress it up," Fishwick said. "The
idea is that people who aren't super-geeks
might get computer programming."
Students in Fishwick's class familiarize
themselves with the game by creating homes
on the 16-acre cyber-island.
Several outlandish dwellings dot the
shore of Aesthetica. One student's black
house overlooks the water, complete with
a fog machine at the entrance, an outdoor


big-screen TV, an open bar and a neon-yellow
sports car.
Whether creating a dream house or 3-D
computer programs, Second Life grants con-
struction capabilities to landowners only. For
this reason, UF purchased Aesthetica from
'- Linden Lab, the create of
.J the program.
They bought the land
for a $1,000 setup fee and
continue to pay a mainte-
Snance fee of approximately
S.!$150 per month.
: Although some univer-
Fishwick sities use game technology
in classes, UF is among the
first to use Second Life.
"We're a pioneer, I believe, in using
Second Life, especially as a tool for aesthetic
computing," Fishwick said.
He is not the only one using Second Life at
UF. James Oliverio, professor and director of
the Digital Worlds Institute at Norman Gym,
spends most of his time on the Gator Nation
Island UF's second island in the game.
From a 52-foot wide and 20-foot high
screen at the institute, about the size of two


programming
theater screens, the island seems life-size.
Oliverio uses Second Life in a research
class where students develop a virtual cam-
pus on this island, characterized by an un-
canny replica of Century Tower.
"We can literally design our own world
and then inhabit it with students at UF,"
Oliverio said.
In addition to creating an alter campus,
Oliverio and his students use Second Life
to test plans for inventions and buildings.
For instance, the new Biomedical Sciences
Building, still under construction in real life,
already exists on the Gator Nation Island.
Although Oliverio predicts that Internet
environments like Second Life will become
the norm for college students, the concept
takes some getting used to.
King, the hesitant student in Fishwick's
class, has complied.-
His roommates now crowd around the
computer to watch him do his homework.
"It breaks the mold of the traditional
computer programming class," King said.
"Everything in this is more visual and cre-
ative as opposed to just black and white and
on paper."


Students urged to educate themselves about their environmental footprint


FACULTY, from page 1

vironmental impact. All they knew
was they didn't want a power plant
in their backyard," Sotkiewicz said.


"We need to start changing mind-
sets."
Mary Duryea, associate dean for
research and associate director for
the Florida Agricultural Experiment
Station, feels society is energy-il-
literate.


"We need col-
UF lege-age young
PrOje S adults to be work-
ing on energy issues
and become our future scientists,"
Duryea said.
She hopes that UF can use its


campus as a test society by engaging
in energy-efficient practices, such as
placing solar panels on top of the
parking garages.
Sotkiewicz encourages students
to educate themselves on energy
alternatives and environmental im-


pacts to prepare for when they own
their own homes.
"Energy and the environment go
hand in hand," Duryea said. "The
world is in a crisis and we need to
start walking the walk if we are go-
ing to talk the talk."


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Toby Keith concert tickets expected to sell out


* A LIMITED NUMBER OF TICKETS
STILL REMAIN.

By JASON SILVER
Alligator Contributing Writer

A sellout show is expected when coun-
try music star Toby Keith plays at the
O'Connell Center on Saturday at 7:30 p.m.,
an O'Connell Center official said.


There are still a limited number of
tickets left for the "Hookin' Up & Hangin'
Out" show.
It will feature Miranda Lambert and
artists from Showdogs Records, said
Lynda Reinhart, the assistant director of
the O'Connell Center.
Reinhart said the concert will be one of
the spring's best.
"The O'Connell Center is very excited


"The O'Connell Center is very
excited to have a star country
music artist like Toby Keith."
Lynda Reinhart
UF O'Connell Center assistant director

to have a star country music artist like
Toby Keith," Reinhart said. "We expect it
to be a great show."


While getting tickets at the University
Box Office, UF senior Kevin Albert said an
opportunity to see Keith in Gainesville is a
special one.
"I've never been to a country show, and
I'm going to see him this summer," Albert
said. "I've been listening to country for 10
years, and Toby Keith is the man."
Tickets went on sale in December. They
sell for about $40 to $53.


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damage from the acid, though it was
corrosive enough to eat away at the
surrounding concrete.
"That was my only mode of trans-
portation," she said. "It was how I got
to work and how I got to school."
It's no secret that scooters are not
the most well-liked vehicles in the
city.
Tony Vu, a third-year UF student
and creator of the Facebook.com
group "I Hate Those Damn Scooters!"
offered some reasoning behind the re-
sentment.
"They sound like weed whackers,
and they're slow," he said.
Plus, he said, they often occupy
valuable parking spaces.
"If they designated scooter spots
- just like a couple of spaces that
would be fine," he said.
While Vu is no fan of scooters, he
said he would never attack someone's
property.
"It's meant to be a joke. It's not
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The creators of other anti-scooter
Facebook.com groups might dis-
agree.
A group called "Scooter Riders are
Sidewalk Terrorists" highlights an
image of Osama bin Laden riding a
motorized scooter.
A posting on the group encour-
aged members to "abuse the .very
scooters themselves in creative and
hampering ways."
Putting honey in
News axels was one sugges-
tion.
That kind of extrem-
ist sentiment puzzles Peters.
"I'm just trying to get to school.
I'm not trying to harm anyone," she
said. "There's a difference between
having feelings and being violent."
Purchasing durable locks and even
alarm systems may be the best lines
of defense, said Sgt. Hank Spurlin, a
spokesman for the University Police
Department. Parking in well-lit areas
is also important, he said.
Peters has certainly heeded this
advice. She now double-locks her
scooter to a tree at night.


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Editorial
After the news hit that Anna Nicole Smith died, it was
all we could do to drag ourselves away from CNN, Fox
News and countless celebrity gossip blogs. We wanted
nothing more than to order an extra-large Pokey Stix and
watch the drama about our favorite former topless dancer
unfold. However, our mean editors made us turn off the TV
and even went so far as to station us at typewriters to keep
us off TMZ.com, so we could write this week's star-studded
edition of...



Darts & Laurels

First on today's list is a we-aren't-all-as-bad-at-biking-
as-Lee-Humphrey DART for the Alachua County Clerk
of the Court for refusing to accept completion of a bicycle
traffic safety class in lieu of payment for a biking citation.
Taking the class is much more effective than writing a check
- at least in terms of biker safety. No one ever says, "That
check I wrote sure taught me about the dangers of riding
the wrong way in a bike lane!"
At the very least, bikers who take the class should re-
ceive a discount on their fine, just like what is offered for
drivers.
We have a "Maggots"-isn't-just-the-name-of-a-gross-
horror-flick-starring-a-few-half-naked-chicks LAUREL to
Shands at UF for using the fly larvae to remove dead tis-
sue. Maggot therapy is nothing new it dates as far back
as the Civil War. The larvae work by liquefying dead tissue
and drinking it. Gross, we know, but sometimes science just
doesn't trump nature.
Next we pass a not-just-Al-Gore-and-Hollywood-are-
obsessed-with-combatting-global-warming LAUREL to
Gators for a Sustainable Campus for proposing a 50-cent
per credit hour renewable energy fee. Solar-powered vend-
ing machines may sound like something from the 25th cen-
tury, but we need them on campus today.
Taking small steps to cut down our emissions is the most
effective way to slow the effects of climate change. UF has
one of the largest student bodies and campuses in the na-
tion we should be the role model for the rest of the coun-
try in terms of sustainability.
And it just wouldn't be the celebrity edition if we
didn't place a look-at-all-those-future-star-players-we-got
LAUREL on Urban Meyer's head for his mad recruiting
skills, which garnered UF the No. 1 recruiting class in the
nation.
Moving north to Washington, D.C., we chuck some stop-
complaining-just-because-you're-jealous-of-her DART at
the Republicans who are criticizing the fact that House
Speaker Nancy Pelosi will be flying between her home in
San Francisco. and D.C. in an Air Force plane.
Nancy actually has no problem flying on commercial
jets. But since Sept. 11, the Pentagon has required that the
speaker who's second in the line of presidential succes-
sion fly in a government plane for additional security.
Pelosi speculates that some are exaggerating this situation
as retribution for what she's said condemning the Iraq war.
We're getting the shakes from our Anna Nicole news
withdrawal, but we have one more but-what-will-Lenny-
Kravitz-and-Bob-Dylan-say DART for New York City for
its proposed fine for pedestrians who leave their little iPod
earbuds in while they cross the busy city streets. We're sor-
ry, but this is just going too damn far. Sure, it might prevent
a few people with their iPods from walking into a bus or
something but maybe they're just getting what's coming.
Isn't that what natural selection is all about, anyway?


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Crist unites Republicans, Democrats


It's hard to be a Republican right now. Really hard.
Between the war in Iraq, the "Scooter" Libby trial
and the burgeoning federal deficit, it's exceedingly
difficult for me to walk around campus or hold a normal
conversation without being accosted for my affiliation.
But one man is single-handedly making Republicans
popular again. Newly elected Gov. Charlie Crist was
swept into office on a wave of charisma and energy, yet.
he's governing as if he's still in the political fight of his
life.
His entire governing philosophy seems to be based
in serving the common man, which is an ideal usually
heard only during election season and is a breath of fresh
air in the all-too-often elitist atmosphere of politics.
On his first day in office, he canceled the traditional
governor's inaugural ball, stating that the government
did not need to spend money on such an expensive
boondoggle while homeowners suffered under stifling
property insurance rates.
On day two, he issued an executive order requiring
government workers to-use "plain English" when com-
municating, instead of the long strings of government
jargon that bureaucrats often ise to confuse and mislead
the public. And in just three weeks, Crist passed through
the legislature an exhaustive insurance package designed
to lower property insurance rates for all Floridians not
just those in a particular tax bracket.
Last week, when tornadoes devastated a large swath
of Central Florida and the Super Bowl beckoned, what
did Charlie do? He turned down the swank parties,
celebrity guest lists and a powerful fundraising oppor-
tunity to hand out bottled water and food to citizens
displaced by the storms.
Charlie may not be a superhero, but he's damn close.


He campaigned on the promise of
r*- ~ being "the. People's Governor,"
& .- n: and not only has he stayed true to
that promise, he's won over liber-
als, evangelicals and everyone in
between.
Josh Simmons The first approval polls of
Just Josh his term were released Tuesday.
letters@alligator.org His approval rating hovers right
below Billy Donovan and Urban
Meyer's. Sixty-nine percent of
Floridians support the job he's done in his first month at
the helm, and a measly 6 percent disapprove. Six percent
of the entire state of Florida. That may be enough people
to fill a Volkswagen. Maybe.
After suffering a harsh thrashing in last year's
midterm elections, Republicans should look for a new
message and a new attitude if they wish to hold on to
any hope of winning back the hearts and minds of the
American people and they should look no further than
Gov. Crist.
Instead of bickering endlessly over silly moral
squabbles and padding the budget with expensive and
useless pork projects, Republicans should take action on
issues directly affecting Americans. Instead of secluding
themselves in their Washington hideaways or send-
ing themselves on expensive taxpayer-funded junkets,
Republicans should be out talking to regular citizens,
gauging public opinion and actually, for once, serving
those who vote them in and out of office.
If only more Republican politicians thought like the
People's Governor. If only.
Joshua Simmons is an economics sophomore. His column
appears on Fridays.


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


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Letters to the Editor
Separation of church and state needed
I was involved in the Dixie County
courthouse monument debacle as it went
from local gossip to national news: I did an
appearance opposite Joey Lander on Fox
News' "Hannity & Colmes" on Nov. 29. I
have talked behind the scenes with some
people who were interested in challenging
the legal status of the placement of the Ten
Commandments monument at their county
courthouse. Yesterday I breathed a sigh of
relief as I saw that a motion had finally been
filed by the American Civil Liberties Union.
The names of the plaintiffs are being
withheld for good cause intimidation, ha-
rassment and violence are commonplace in
rural communities with these sorts of cases.
It takes guts to go against the grain, and I'm
proud of their courage for moving this case
forward. I fully expect to see that monu-
ment relegated to its proper place private
property and none too soon. The demise
of this affront to the separation of church
and state is certain. If we don't fight for the
freedoms we enjoy as private citizens, we
will see them swallowed up by intrusions
of government authority. We must write let-


ters to newspapers and politicians to voice
and defend civil liberties, or else the steady
erosion of liberty will continue unabated by
forces of tyranny and theocracy. All it takes
for those forces to win is for us to remain
silent and afraid. Thank you, courageous
citizens of Dixie County, for refusing to be
either.
S. Daniel Morgan
president, Atheist, Agnostic and Freethinking
Student Association at UF


Separation of church and state not legal
I'm writing in response to Dan
Burroughs' Wednesday column. There is no
such thing as separation of church and state
in America. The Constitution says nothing
about it whatsoever. It is a myth created by
liberals to allow for the advancement of their
principles. Jay Nordlinger of the National
Review Online said, "The Founders wanted
to protect religion from the state, not the
state from religion." The reason America is
consistently a world superpower is because


of not in spite of our Judeo-Christian
value system, especially in regards to for-
eign affairs. The people of the United States
routinely vote Christians into office. There
is no conspiracy behind it. If you don't like
the idea of a moral government, then would
you prefer a corrupt one without any guid-
ing principles? Go move to Europe then,
because no one likes a whiner.
Ashley Emans
2LS


Shots important for college woman too
In Thursday's editorial, the Alligator
supported the Florida Legislature's pro-
posal to mandate the human papillomavirus
vaccine for school-age girls. While I support
this, I also think the Legislature must do
more. Those who most need the vaccination
against HPV young, college-age women
- are often least able to afford its $360 price
tag. Most insurance companies currently do
not cover this vaccine. Therefore, in addition
to its efforts to vaccinate young girls, I also


encourage the Legislature to lobby insurance
companies to cover the vaccine and lobby
the vaccine's manufacturer to lower the cost.
Check out www.whatishpv.net to see what
else you can do to support this effort to help
prevent HPV and cervical cancer.
Rosemarie Clouston
women's caucus representative for the
College Democrats of Florida


On-campus parking decal prices unfair
I read about the proposed hike in parking.
decal prices, presumably to encourage use
of public transportation and discourage stu-
dents from bringing their cars on campus.
That makes sense; except for the unfortunate
souls living on campus in graduate student
housing who still to pay the same amount
just to park at their apartments. It's time
these decals are treated and priced different-
ly, or this falls in line with the general pat-
tern of apathy toward graduate students.
Deepak Kar
UF graduate student


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Parker Road Baptist
Church
3200 SW 122nd Street
Dr. James Jackson, Interim
Pastor 332-4991. 9:45 Sunday
School Worship @ 11am & 6pm
Wednesday Worship @ 7pm and
Youth WOW @ 6:30pm




Holy Trinity Episcopal
100 NE First Street Sunday
Services Summer Worship Schedule
Holy Communion 8am, 10am and
6pm. Wednesday Service 1215pm.
Healing and Holy Communion.




Creekside Community
Church
SundayAdult Electives, 9armSunday
Service, 1030am Wednesday Colege
Bible Study (at Christian Study
Center) at7:00. 2640 NW 39th
Avenue, for more information call





Hillel Jewl h Student
Center
Th_: t.b Lijr, do it Jewishl Join
us every Friday night at 6:30pm.
Your choice of student-led
services: Orthodox, Conservative
and Reform, followed yy a free
glatt Kosher Shabbat dinner! We
also serve the only daily gourmet
Kosher lunch and dinner in
Gainesville. Join us for great
food, Shabbat, Jewish Programs
and more...

Lubavitch Jewish
Student Center
Your home away from home.
Friday Night Live!
Services & Shabbat Dinner.
Spring Semester 7:30pm.
352-336-5877; 2021 NW 5th Ave.
www.JewishGator.com
(5 blocks north of the stadium)




First Lutheran Church
Anti Gravity Campus Ministry
1801 NW 5th Ave.
Services @ 8:30 & 11
Free College Lunch After!!!
ww.fallingupward.org 376.2062
College Worship Wed. 8p.m.




University United
Methodist Church

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The Rock of Gainesville
The Rock is a non-denominational
Christian Church, making a
revived effort in the college
scene in 2007. Our college
group RockUF is now meeting
by campus Wednesday nights
(9PM) at the Baptist Student
Center (on University Avenue).
For details & campus activities,
visit www.rockuf.com. Weekend
services-are Sundays at 8:45am
and 11am; call 352-331-ROCK or
visit www.therockonline.org.


University City Church of
Christ
www.gatorsforchrist.org College
ministry meets at University City
Church of Christ. Bible class.
Sunday at 9:30am and Wednesday
at 7pm- plus service projects and
much more!

First Presbyterian Church
Missing your home church? Come
worship with us at 10:55am and
then be our.guest at The College
Cafe for a nutritious lunch.
www.lstpc.org/collegegroup
106 SW 3rd Street 352-378-6565

Presbyterian & Disciples of
Christ Student Center
Open, affirming and
spiritually diverse. Taize
worship sun. at 7pm $1
Dinners Weds. at'7pm.
,Theology o' Tap Thurs. at
Stubbies Pub Downtown 8pm
1402 University Ave,
376-7539, pdcsc.org




Christian Study Center
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H-i.-nm .:t Pi';cal's Coffeehouse.
Open Monday-Friday.
112 NW 16th St. 379-7375.
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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

GOT SPACE
We do! Currently leasing
1,2,3, & 4BRs for FALL
Pool, Alarm, Free UF Parking!
pinetreegardens.com 352-376-4002
4-25-72-2

MINUTES FROM UF!!!
313's from only $486 per Bdrm
4/4's from only $452 per Bdrm
FREE Cable w/ HBO/ SHOWTIME
FREE Tanning, 24hr Fitness Center
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336-3838 TheLandingsUF.com
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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-
J 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

2BR Wood floors
Across from UF!
Pets welcome
Open weekends and late
371-7777 collegeparkuf.com
4-25-60-2

MOVE IN TODAY
"'Wili 10 UF!
Studios & 1 bedrooms
From only $699
Open Weekends 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 2-15-20-2


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Near Butler Plaza*Gym*Pool*Alarms
Pet Friendly*Park FREE @ UF
Call Today! 373-1111l
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

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*Furn 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


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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.corp
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/1 BA apt. $600/mo
Call 375-8256
4-25-78-2

Photos, Virtual Tours, Specials
www.LiveNearCampus.com

4-25-72-2

3BR/2BATriplex-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
2-14-25-2

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 SW 42nd Way
352-376-5065
4--25-70-2

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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EXCLUSIVE DOWNTOWN APARTMENTS!
BRAND NEW LUXURY NOW.LEASING!
Wood Flrs*Stainless Steel Appliances*W/D
Designer Studios*1 BRs*3 BR Townhouses
BE THi 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 2-14-16-2

1 & 24,ed cottages & apts. $5001mo.
Central AC, W/D hookups, close to down-
town & UF, cute A MUST SEEI See photos
& info @ www.rentalworkshop.com 352-
870-0904, 318-4553 2-14-16-2

***GOTTA SEE***
Remodeled 900 sq ft clean 3BR/1 BA 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 Speciall Call to find out why!
2BR, 3BR or 4BR. Move in today & save $$!
376-2507 orwww.bivenscove.com
4-25-65-2

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

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

Avail Aug 1st 4BR/2BA nice large house.
Fenced yard, wash/dry, game room. 2-100
NW 8th Ct. Call 339-2342 for directions.
Other house available for Aug 1st. $1375/
mo. 2-14-14-2

BLOCKS TO UFO3BR houses from $1400
*4BR houses from $160003BR. patio
homes from $130004BR patio homes from
$16000 1-2BR apts from $475 Ample park-
ing. DalyProperties.com, Carol 377-3852
2-26-2S. -

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

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,
modem 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
w .LookingGlassApartments.com
11 NW 16th St. #1. Call 376-1111
4-25-56-2

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 2-14-10-2

Avail Aug 1. 4BR/2BA house. Pets OK.
Privacy fenced backyard, washer/dryer
provided. Game room. $1250/MO 339-2342
1330 N 39th St. Call for directions.
2-14-10-2


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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 2-14-10-2

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. 2-14-10-2

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/W 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
2-12-5-2

Duckpond
1BR/1BA apt in vintage house.
Hard wood floors, new kitchen & bath. W/D,
Cute as heck. $500/MO. 115 NE 9th Street.
Available March 1st Call 317-1458
2-19-10-2

Historic Duckpond
1 BR/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

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

2BR/1 BA FLAT IN DUCKPOND AREA
Hardwood floors, pets ok, washer/dryer.
Take over lease w/option to renew. $495. No
deposit. 352-219-0180 2-13-5-2

****5 BEDROOM HOUSE****
WALK TO CLASS, 3 houses down from
University Ave. 2000 sq. ft., clean, plenty of
parking 561-866-8234 2-13-5-2

1BR & 2BR/1BA apts with W/D, cent H/AC,
DW, ceramic tile, private patio. Pets ar-
ranged. Off SW 34th St. Near bus route.
From $615/mo. 377-1633 2-28-16-2

700 sq ft 1BR 2 blocks to campus. W/D,
central .air. $799/mo. Call Scott. 561-767-
0868 2-21-10-2

4BR/2BA MUST SEE
avail 8/01. Remodeled, W/D, lawn care,
1.8 miles UF, NO PETS, 3532 NW 7th Ave.
Fence $1400/mo 373-1558 or 246-8645 2-
22-10-2


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AVAIL NOW February RENT FREE
1 B/B INA4BED/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

Sublease ASAP at Campus Lodge
1 BR/1 BA Available
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


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CABANA BEACH APTS SUBLEASE
For a 1BR/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

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 2-14-10-3

Walk to class in minutes! 1BR avail in 4BR/
2BA house across from the law library. Rent
$365 plus 1/4utils. Email jbrar7@yahoo.com
or call 407-461-0355 2-9-5-3

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 2-12-5-3

AVAILABLE NOW!
Luxurious, spacious room in 3/3 apt. Fully
furn, internet, close to campus. Wonderful
roommates. Hidden Lake Apt. Female
roommate needed. email: anrao@ufl.edu.
2-20-20-3

2BRs available beginning of April in 3BR/2BA
apt. $275/mo/room + 1/3 utils. Close to UF
& SFCC. Lease ends August. Renewal
available. Female only. Call 407-466-0949
2-13-5-3

Feb rent Free-Cabana Beach move in now
1/b-1/b in 4 bed 4 bath apt w/d internet cable
pool gym c/house all included, rent $499 a
month also on the bus stop call 904-859-
3835 2-14-5-3

Summer Sublease 1BR/1BA in a 3BR/3BA
townhouse style apt. $360/mo + 1/3 elec &
internet. W/D. Free cable & water. On bus rte
#12. Greenwich Green. Call 561-602-6589
2-15-5-3


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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 2-19-30-4


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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

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

Female roommates 4/4 Univ Terr apt. $400/
mo. (everything included!) W/D, 2 freq UF
bus routes (12 & 35) a 15-second walk from
the front door! Please call 352-318-3014 2-
21-20-4

Roommate needed for 3/3 twnhse in gated
comm. Lg BR w/pvt BA & walk-in closet. New
appliances, carpet & paint. All amenities &
utils incl. 24hr gym, pool, Bball, HS internet,
cable w/HBO/SHO $550 954-483-4597 2-
9-10-4

Looking for a roommate in a 4BR/4BA condo.
W/D, cable, wireless internet included. $425/
Mo utils included. Located in University
Terrace West. For info call 407-719-1699
2-12-10-4

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

Roommate to share 3BR home
2 miles from UF. M or F. $450/MO. All utilities
included 904-703-5253 2-14-10-4

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
email: 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

NW AREA. Master BR/pvt BA in spacious
3/2 house. CHA, W/D. Lg yd, privacy fence.
$450 + share elec/gas. GATOR rec room.
Great for grad or prof. No smoking inside.
No pets. By NW 13 St/39 Ave 328-6252
2-16-11-4

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 2-151.0-4

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
unfurnished. Call 371-3837 2-12-5-4

House to share beautiful 4 BR, 2 BA 10 min
from UF. Den,DR,Kit,W/D. Lg pvt backyard
off NW 34th St. $500/mo (util/wireless incl).
Share w/ PhD student. Robby 386.852.9247
robbyn@ufl.edu or 386.316.0566. 3-6-20-4

MALE GRAD STUDENT PREFERRED
for 1BR w/pvt BA in 4BR/4BA condo. W/D,
full kitchen, walk-in closet, 2nd floor w/
balcony. Close to UF on 2 bus rts, nice pool
Avail Jan-July 31. $335. John 786-436-1657
2-20-10-4


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Female roommate wanted. Close to UF,
furnished, 3BR/3BA, W/D in unit and util
included in rent. $489/mo, month to month
available. No Pets! Call Jen at 904-472-8149
or jmc1908@hotmail.com 2-21-10-4

Female student preferably graduate to share
2BR/1BA apt. $275/mo + 1/2 utils. Call 256-
6389 2-14-5-4

Female roommate wanted for 1BR/1BA in
large 2BR/2BA Legacy Apt. Vaulted ceil-
ings, large screened balcony. W/D, quiet
apt complex w/sec gate. Close to mall &
colleges. $460/mo + 1/2 utils. 352-274-0774
katiesuef@aol.com 2-22-10-4


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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

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


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

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

1BR 3 blocks to UF & Shands. Newly re-
modeled, central A/C, W/D, luxury kitchen,
tile/Pergo, DW, very clean & private, big
BR, ample parking, first floor, on bus route.
$105,000. 352-362-6410 2-12-30-5


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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 of Available 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





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NEW 1 & 2BR Condos Starting at $159K
By UF. Gated. Covered, assigned parking
Matt & Tiffany Thomas Realtors
Bosshardt Realty Services, Inc.
352-494-0194 & 352-316-5556
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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
SMid-$200's. Call Eric Wild at 870-9453
4-25-72-5

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

2/2 off Archer between campus & 34th St.
Just $129,900! Fully furnished with washer/
dryer & all appliances. Eric Leightman Action
Realty 352-219-2879 4-25-60-5

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

READY TO SELL YOUR CONDO/HOUSE?
Advertise in MLS & magazines. Huge dis-
count & free air ticket to Europe/Hawaii. Offer
expires March 31st, 2007. Free consultation
appt. Nalini Pandey 514-3398. ReMax Prof.
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Great investments. Great locations.
Great living. Owner financing available.
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THE PALMS
C( 0 N D 0 W I N I UI M 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

2BR/2BA Move-in condition
Minutes to UF on bus route. Call for details.
$113,495. 561-369-5813 2-20-10-5

Condo for sale (or rent)
1/1 Creekside Villas, NW 29th Rd. Well
maintained. Upstairs, creekview. $89,900.
407-616-7496 2-28-15-5

Newly renovated 2BR/1.5BA end unit condo
desirable Casablanca East. Newer AC,
W/D, scr porch, Tile dnstairs kitchen, hall &
1/2 BA. Comm pool & bus rt on site. Quiet
conv to Shands/UF-$144,900. 352-246-5958
2-28-15-5

Attention! Cute 2BR/1.5BA
condo close to UF & on bus route! All appli-
ances included. Call realtor Barbara Roberts
at 352-538-5836. It won't last longI 2-15-5-5

PALM HARBOR Factory Liquidation Sale.
2006 Models Must Go! Modular, Mobile &
Stilt Homes. 0% DOWN When You Own Your
Own Land!! Call for FREE Color Brochure.
(800)622-2832. 2-9-1-5

$0- DOWN HOMES Gov't & Bank
Foreclosures! Low or no down! No credit OK!
Call Now! (800)749-2905. 2-9-1-5

FLORIDA WATERFRONT LAND SALE! 3
Acre Deep Water Access Properties From
Only $79,900! Dockable Properties Starting
at only $249,900! Call Now! (866)950-5263
EXT. 3317. 2-9-1-5

FL LAND BARGAIN!! 67 ACRES Only
$670,000. Beautiful oaks, great pastures,
secluded setting. Perfect for horses! Close to
state park & easy access St. Mary's River. 30
mins Jacksonville, FL. Call Now (800)898-
4409 x 1106. 2-9-1-5

AAH! Cool Mountain Breezes! Murphy,
North Carolina Affordable Land, Homes,
Mountain Cabins, on Lakes, Mountains &
Streams. FREE BROCHURE (877)837-
2288 Exit Realty Mountain View Properties
www.exitmurphy.com. 2-9-1-5

North Carolina Cool Mountain Air, Views
& Streams, Homes, Cabins & Acreage.
FREE BROCHURE (800)642-5333. Realty
Of Murphy 317 Peachtree St. Murphy, N.C.
28906. www.realtyofmurphy.com. 2-9-1-5


WYOMING RANCH DISPERSAL 35 acres -
S$59,900; 75 acres $108,900; Snow-capped
mountain views. Surrounded by gov't lahd.
Abundant wildlife. Recreational paradise.
Low taxes. EZ terms. Call Utah Ranches,
LLC. (888)541-5263. 2-9-1-5

BEAUTIFUL N. CAROLINA. WINTER
SEASON IS HERE! MUST SEE THE
BEAUTIFUL PEACEFUL WESTERN NC
MOUNTAINS Homes, Cabins, Acreage &
INVESTMENTS. CHEROKEE MOUNTAIN
GMAC REAL ESTATE... cherokeemountain
realty.com Call for free brochure (800)841-
5868. 2-9-1-5


LANDLORDS TIRED OF LATE RENT AND
TENANT DESTRUCTION? Start fighting
back! Eliminate headaches and save cash.
Get the best Landlording book and tips free!
4 www.section8bible.com. 2-9-1-5


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S11a., i u Ldt IIUII UIIIII Ull inIIy. -ricaaCIIIy .LrU UI-IDOl I I UI. tU IVL. IVI l .i
mild climate 1.5 acres, 90 miles of shoreline. VIEWS, STATE ROAD FRONTAGE, 8 AC
Never offered before with 20% pre-de- $114,800. Build your dream cabin with direct
velopment discounts, 90% financing. Call 40 miles mtn views all around you. Private
(800)709-5253. 2-9-1-5 ownership to direct National Forest access
,& stocked trout stream. Ready to bWild. Call
NEW LOG HOME- $69,900- Lake access to now (877)777-4837. 2-9-1-5


Norris Lake with 2000'sq.ft. log home pack-
age. East TN near Knoxville, Gatlinburg &
Smokies. (800)770-9311, ext.1962. 2-9-1-5

160 Acres Northeast Alabama 8 year old
planted pines joins Talladega National
Forest, road frontage, creek, excellent hunt-
ing, lake site $475,000 (256)239-7808 or
(256)239-8001. 2-9-1-5

GA/FL Border. Grand Opening Sale! 20 AC
$99,900. Pay No Closing Costs 20 wooded
acres in GA. Coastal region. Loaded w/
wildlife. Long rd frontages, utils, new survey.
Subdivision potential. Excellent Financing.
CALL NOW (800)898-4409 X 1115. 2-9-1-5

Mid Winter Sale! Golf Homesites Just
$89,900. MAKE NO PAYMENTS UNTIL
2008! Pristine wooded homesites.
Spectacular golf community. Mountains of
SC. Limited time offer. Call (866)334-3253,
X1185. 2-9-1-5

NEW PRICE! 10+ AC- $299,000! UPSCALE
Equestrian Gated Community! 200 Year old
Oaks. Established lush pastures. Paved
private rds, u/g utilities. 2 miles from HITS!
Exc financing! Call (868)352-2249 X 1156.
2-9-1-5

RARE! NATIONAL FOREST FRONTAGE
& TROPHY TROUT STREAM. LARGE
ACREAGE PARCELS NEW TO MARKET.
www.NationalForestLand.com. 2-9-1-5

VIRGINIA MOUNTAINS Large 5 acre tracts
along very wide trout stream with private
elevated homesites, secluded, great view,
trees, nearby river, $59,500 owner (866)789-
8535. 2-9-1-5

WATERFRONT BARGAINS! 1 TO 7 acre
waterfronts in Alabama from $49,900- Boat
to Gulf of Mexico! Beautifully wooded, pan-
oramic water views, trophy fishing/ hunting.
Next to state parks. County road frontage,
utilities, county water. Excellent financing.
Must see. Call now (800)564-5092 X 527.
2-9-1-5

35+ ACRES JUST $29,900 ONLY $177/
MONTH!* Gorgeous Southern Colorado
Ranches. Electric/ Cable/ Phone/ Internet
available. 300 days per year of sunshine.
Room for horses, ATV's, off-road fun.
PHASE II Grand Opening Sale- Sat. 2/24
Call NOW for more info. (866)OWN-LAND
X2141. *Monthly payment of $176.60 based
upon purchase of $29,900 w/ 10% down and
the remaining $26,910 financed via a 3-year
interest only loan with a fixed rate of 7.875%.
Rates and terms subject to change without
notice. Offer void where prohibited. 2-9-1-5

N. Georgia/ N. Carolina- panoramic mountain
views, waterfalls. Your living costs gone up?
Move where there's lower taxes, insurance!
Lots starting at $39,900 Call (888)389-3504
ext 4000. 2-9-1-5

NORRIS LAKE PROPERTIES Waterfront-
#902, .77ac's only $125,000 Lake view-#144,
3.5ac's only $48,900 Call Lakeside Realty @
(888)291-5253 or Visit www.lakesiderealty-
tn.com. 2-9-1-5

LARGE POND, INCREDIBLE MTN VIEWS,
1200' OF MTN STREAM, 17 AC $239,900.
Possibly the greatest mtn views anywhere!
Build overlooking your very own private
pond. All useable- easy access. Only 1 with
pond. Call owner directly now (877)777-
4837. 2-9-1-5

SPORTSMAN'S PARADISE DIRECTLY
ADJOINING 700,000 ACRE NATIONAL
FOREST, 16+ AC $143,500. Unlimited hunt-
ing, hiking, camping and trophy trout fishing
all in your back yard. New Release! Hurry,
only onel (877)777-4837. 2-9-1-5

South Central Florida. Owner Says Sell!! 5
Acres- $99,000. 50% Below Recent Certified
Appraisal. Unbelievable opportunity to own
5 acres of meadows & woods in excellent
location. 50% OFF recent appraisal!! Great
financing. Call now (866)352-2249, x 1097.
2-9-1-5


Lake Access Bargain 1+ Acres, $34,900
with FREE Boat Slips! RARE opportunity to
own land on spectacular 160,000 acre recre-
ational lake! Mature oak & hickory, park- like
setting with lake access. Paved rd, under-
ground utilities. Excellent financing. Prime
waterfronts available. Call now (800)704-
3154, X 916. 2-9-1-5


*l Furnishings


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pool Table Gprgeous 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


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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 0 Buy 0 Sell 4-25-72-6

BED SETS CLOSEOUTS
Sealed in plastic Twin sets $89. Full sets
$129. Queen sets $149. King sets $189. 352-
376-0953 or 352-378-6005 4-25-72-6

MEMORY FOAM- Same as Temperpedic
Save 50% & more. Other closeouts. Twin
sets $89. Full sets $129. Queen sets $149.
King sets $189. Student discounts apply.
4370 SW 20th Ave. 376-0953 We Deliver!
4-25-72-6

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

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

Color TV 19" $40 0 La-Z-Boy recliner $40 0
full size bed $50 0 large dresser, solid wood
$75 0 queen size bed-$60 *AIWA stereo w/
cd $60 0 old magazines'-Aero Digest 1945-
1953 over 50 $95 0 335-5326 2-16-21-6


lI Computers


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


A+ 1Gamputer Ge.eh

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

Computer Help Fast A+ Computer Geek
House/Dorm 59 min response. No waiting/
unplugging/hassels. $30 Gator discount w/
ID. Certified MCSE Technicians. 333-8404.
www.AComputerGeek.com 4-25-144-7






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352.219.2980
4-25-72-7-

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

COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS
Network specialists
We buy computers and laptops
Working and Non-working
,r, 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


Computer Problems? Certified Computer
Techs and Microsoft Certified Engineers
ready to help you ON SITE, We speak
Spanish. The Computer Rescue 352-246-
9637 3-6-20-7


aeI 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

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/onlinel
3-30-53-10

Engagement ring for sale
1ct. round diamond 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

Macs, Furniture, Guitar, More
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
itout 352-346-4181 2-12-5-10

METAL ROOFING SAVE $$$ Buy Direct
From Manufacturer. 20 colors in stock with
all Accessories. Quick turn around! Delivery
Available (352)498-0778 (888)393-0335
Mention code 24. 2-9-1-10

ALL CASH CANDY ROUTE Do you earn
$800/day? 30 Machines, Free Candy All for
$9,995. (888)629-9968 BO2000033. CALL
US: We will not be undersold! 2-9-1-10

FRANCHISE FOR SALE. HFS Vending,
LLC, is offering a vending franchise in your
area. Go to www.hfsvending.com (click on
franchise) or call (800)517-4569. 2-9-1-10

Part-time, home-based Internet business.
Earn $500-$1000/month or more. Flexible
hours. Training provided. No investment
required. FREE details. www.K348.com.
2-9-1-10

WOLFF TANNING BEDS Buy Direct and
Save! Full Body units from $22 a month!
FREE Color Catalog CALL TODAY!
(800)842-1305 www.np.etstan.com. 2-9-
1-10

BUILDING SALE...Feb/March delivery or
deposit holds till Spring. 25'x40'x12' $4800.
40'x60'x16' $12,800. Front end optional.
Rearend included. MANY OTHERS! Pioneer,
(800)668-5422 or www.pioneersteel.com.
2-9-1-10

ARCADE GAME
Street Fighter 2 in excellent shape. Set on
free play, but has coin mechs. 352-219-1166
2-15-5-10


it Motorcycles. Mopeds)

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


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

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

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

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

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

0000*000 CASH PAID 0000000*
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. 904-509-3060 2-15-
15-11

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 2-14-10-11

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

2004 VENTO R4i PHANTOM SCOOTER
150 cc, 4-stroke. Exc cond, up to 65 mph.
2,300 mi. Must sell ASAP! $1500/OBO. Call
Bill @760-917-0056 2-15-10-11

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

***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

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


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

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

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


Autos


$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!
000 FREE 0 FREE 0 FREES FREE***
MUST HAVE TITLE! METRO GNV ONLY!
CALL DON 215-7987 4-25-72-12

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

CARS FROM $29/MO!
Hondas 0 Chevys 0 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

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

2001 Plymouth Neon
4 door, A/C, automatic. Great condition, runs
great, excellent tires. $3900/OBO. Call 352-
327-2689 2-14-5-12

$500 POLICE IMPOUNDS Cars from $500!
Tax Repos, US Marshall and IRS sales!
Cars, Trucks, SUV's, Toyota's, Honda's,
Chevy's & more! For Listings Call (800)425-
1730 x2384. 2-9-1-12


*1 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

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


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On going volunteer needed: Blind lady needs
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 352-219-6948
2-16-72-13


M Help Wanted
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, Business/
Sales and IT needed for various positions.
Flexible schedules and competitive pay. Join
our team! Learn more at www.gleim.com/
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For gently used brand name
Clothing/accessories & 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

POLITICAL CALL CENTER
Phone reps needed ASAP for Political
Campaigns. Base hourly rate + bonus.
371-5888 ext. 111 or4112 NW22nd 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 NW6th St
352-378-9204
4-25-72-14


S*** SOCCER COACHESeOO
needed for GSA rec and camp youth teams.
Experience required. License preferred for
comp. For info:
contact@gainesvillesoccer.org or 379-5979
S4-25-72-14


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 *Flexible Hours &
Competitive $ *Sales Experience Required
*eBay Experience a plus *Resume 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 Country Sports is hiring gymnastics,
tumbling, office, bookkeeping, rockwall, sum-
mer camp and more. Applications avail @
www.suncountrysports.com. Bring applica-
tion to either location. 2-16-27-14

Attn Smokers! Earn at least $7/hr Smokers
needed to participate in a study on decision-
making & smoking. If interested, come to
Rm 81 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


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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% FREE 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

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

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

Come have Summer Fun!
Camp Counselor
Florida Elks Youth Camp
24175 SW 450
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


Attention Degree Holders:
Free Airfare! Free Housing! Teach in Korea
apply @ www.footprintsrecruiting.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.-

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 ONLINE APPLICATION 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 FT/PT.

SALES CONSULTANT
Relationship builders. Salary plus commis-
sion.

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

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

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


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-
18-14

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

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

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

FLOWER SHOP HELPERS
Needed Seasonal. Apply in person 635 NW
13th St. Suite C. 2-13-5-14


PINCH A PENNY
5010 NW 34th St. Full time/Part time. Sales
Associates. Apply in person 2-20-10-14

Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q in Gainesville
is looking for Assistant Managers! We
offer competitive pay and a smoking' ben-
efit package including'401(k)! Please fax
your resume to 407-475-3393 or email to
cschatz@sonnysbbq.com for a great op-
portunity! For hourly positions, stop by your
local Sonny's Mon-Fri between 2-4 to apply!
2-13-5-14

Programmer/Scripter Looking for student
computer programming geek. PHP, CSS,
mysql, linux, pfd generation. My last guy left
for Law school after 3 years. Send resume
to: david@gainesvillemedicaldirectory.com
2-14-5-14

NANNY WANTED
Mornings and afternoons for transportation
and tutoring of 4 kids. Email avail and re-
sume to stlane@bellsouth.net 2-21-10-14

MASTER CONTROL OPERATOR
Part-time weekends, overnight. Technical
exp. preferred. Fax resume 352-371-9353
or email hrdept@cbsgainesville.com DFWP,
EOE 2-28-14-14

KITCHEN PREP FT DAYS
Mon thru Fri. apply in person between 3 &
5pm NAPOLATANO'S 606 NW 75th St. 2-
14-4-14

Spend your summer in a lakefront cabin in
Maine. If you're looking to spend this sum-
mer outdoors, have fun while you work, and
make lifelong friends, then look no further.
Camp Mataponi, a residential girls camp
in Maine, has male/female summertime
openings for Land Sports, Waterfront (small
crafts, skiing, life guarding, WSI, boat driv-
ers), Ropes Course, Tennis, H.B. Riding,
Arts & Crafts, Theater, Cooking, Gymnastics,
Dance, Videography, Group Leaders & more.
Top salaries plus room/board & travel provid-
ed. Call us today toll free at 1-888-684-2267
or apply online at www.campmataponi.com
2-9-1-14

Psychiatric Aide/Uriit Treatment Spec

Positions located in Gainesville and function
as direct caretakers in max security mental
health treatment facility for adult males.
Requires flexible availability for shift as-
signment. State Government positions with
excellent benefits. May require occasional
overtime. Base salary $23,064 ($11.09 hrly)

Minimum qualifications require either:
College coursework w/courses in social/
behavioral sciences OR Two years work exp
in a direct care facility OR Completion of our
paid training program. (Note: Trainees will be
paid at 10% below base until completion of
program)

To Apply Contact either Lori Ross 352-264-
8250 or Grady Carthon 352-264-8248

OR apply online at https://peoplefirst.myflori
da.com When accessing the website, select
North Florida, Alachua County, Psychiatry
and Counseling. 2-15-5-14


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* Help Wanted

PART TIME CLEANERS
No experience necessary. No weekends.
Flexible daytime hrs. Excellent pay. $10/hr.
Clean vacant apts. Call 378-8252 4-12-
40-14

Medical Office
Assistant Manager Trainee
Full-time or part-time leading to full-time for
growing Dermatology office. Ideal position
for person with BA in business or similar
degree with interest in health care admin-
istration. Must learn all aspects of billing,
collections, accounts payable and receiv-
able, appointment scheduling and front office
management. Excellent salary and benefits
for motivated individual. Fax resume to 352-
332-2966 2-15-5-14

ACT NOW! 21 CDL-A Drivers Needed 36-
43cpm/$1.20pm $0 Lease NEW Trucks
CDL-A + 3 mos OTR (800)635-8669. 2-
9-1-14

CLASS-A CDL DRIVERS- Now Hiring OTR
& Local Drivers- New Equipment; Great
Benefits; Premium Pay Package. Call Oakley
Transport, (877)882-6537. 2-9-1-14

Drivers -Car hauling career. GREAT HOME
TIMEI Exceptional Pay & Benefits! Paid
Training! Min. 1 yr. Class-A CDL exp. req.
THE WAGGONERS TRUCKING (912)571-
9668 OR (866)413-3074. 2-9-1-14

Earn Up to $550 WEEKLY Working through
the government PT No Experience. Call
Today!! (800)488-2921 Ask for Department
W21. 2-9-1-14

Post Office Now Hiring. Avg. Pay $20/hour
or $57K annually including Federal Benefits
and OT. (800)709-9754 EXT.5799 USWA
Exam/Fee Req. 2-9-1-14


CU Services

IMPORT AUTO REPAIR.BMW, Mercedes,
Porsche, Volvo, VW, Honda, Toyota, Nissan,
Mazda. Quality craftsmanship, reasonable
prices, near UF, AAA approved 378-7830
www.carrsmith.com 4-25-72-15

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/eve/wkend 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 0 $65; Full $85
$10 off Haircuts 0 $50 off Hair Extensions.
Located in Creations, Thornebrook Village.
352-258-8431 2-19-30-15

1-ON-1-TUTORING
with a Yale Masters Guru to help you get that
"A", from Biology to Business to Marketing.
Call Terry at 372-3333. Limited Space. 2-
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MATH & PHSYICS TUTOR
First hour FREE. 10 years of experience.
Bilingual. Call Francisco at 352-494-8582
2-13-5-15

TutorGator.com
Search tutors for all UF and Santa Fe cours-
es! Exam reviews, problem solving sessions,
get the help you need! 3-9-20-15

Become Dietary Manager (average annual
salary $40,374) in eight months in online
program offered by Tennessee Technology
Center, Elizabethton. .Details www.elizab
ethton.tec.tn.us, (888)986-2368 or e-mail
proark@mail.tec.tn.us. 2-9-1-15

Driver: DON'T JUST START YOUR
CAREER, START IT RIGHT! Company
Sponsored CDL training in 3 weeks. Must
be 21. Have CDL? Tuition reimbursement!
CRST. (800)553-2778. 2-9-1-15

Learn to buy Foreclosures, tax liens, and
rehabs for pennies on the dollar. Mentor
walks you through each deal A-Z to ensure
SUCCESS (800)433-4556. 2-9-1-15
HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR
TRAINING FOR EMPLOYMENT: Bulldozers,
Backhoes, Loaders, Dump Trucks, Graders,
Scrapers, Excavators; National Certification,
Job Placement Assistance; Associated
Training Services (800)251-3274 www.equi
pmentoperator.com. 2-9-1-15
AMERICA'S DRIVING ACADEMY Start
your driving career today!! Offering courses
in CDL A. Low tuition fee! Many payment
options! No registration fee! (866)889-0210
info@americasdrivingacademy.com. 2-9-
1-15

DIVORCE$275-$350*COVERS children, etc.
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Gators head to hostile Kentucky


By JENNA MARINA
Alligator Staff Writer.
jmarina@alligator.org

While some students sit idly in their
chairs daydreaming as their professor's
voice fades into the background, for-
ward Chris Richard breaks out in a cold
sweat.
That's because his dream is more of
a nightmare.
"I actually thought about (losing to
Kentucky) in class when I should have
been paying attention," Richard said.
Hopefully for Richard, UF will pull
out a win on Saturday to snap him out of
his terrifying visions.
The No. 1 Gators (22-2, 9-0
Southeastern Conference) will try to add
to their nation-lead-
ing 15-game winning
streak when they
travel to take on No.
Men's 20 Kentucky (18-5, 7-2
Basketball SE) at 9p.m.
Although UF has
emerged victorious in
the rivalry's previous four showdowns,
there was a time when the Wildcats
claimed an eight-game winning streak.
It's safe to say the players get extra
pleasure out of conquering the Wildcats.
"(Defeating Kentucky) will never
get old," Richard said. "Its kind of like
the Dukes and the North Carolinas and
UCLAs as far as basketball tradition
goes. I think if anybody beats them, it's
kind of like winning a championship."
If UF can win on Saturday night, it
will become the first SEC team to defeat
Kentucky five consecutive times since
1975-77 when Tennessee accomplished
the feat.
Kentucky boasts the highest all-
time winning percentage in college
basketball and holds seven NCAA
Championships. It's a lot to admire, but
UF coach Billy Donovan knows the out-
come of the game will not make or break
UF's season.
"Their program and what they've
done, I'm sure for everyone in our
league it's a big game," Donovan said.
"Obviously a lot will be made of the
game, but it's just one game."
And the Gators plan on treating the
game as such.
The team will continue to play with
its unselfish mentality, and junior point
guard Taurean Green said the starting
five have gotten so comfortable with
each other on the floor that they practi-
cally know what each are thinking.
"I know if Al (Horford) wants an al-
ley-oop or if (Joakim Noah) wants an al-
ley-oop," Green said. "We all know how
to get the ball to each other."
Rupp Arena holds 23,000, and with


Tim casey/Alligator Staff
Senior forward Chris Richard gets fouled by Georgia forward Takais Brown dur-
ing the first half of the Gators' 71-61 win on Wednesday in Athens, Ga.


the game already sold out, the Gators are
anxious to compete in front of a rowdy
Kentucky crowd.
"It's a great atmosphere," Green said.
"We're going to embrace it."
Still, Donovan offered a little piece
of advice to prepare his players for any
insults that will inevitably be thrown
their way.
"I always tell them, 'How come they
aren't getting on the 11th, 12th, 13th
man on the team?'" Donovan said. "To
me, anytime someone gets on a player,
it's the utmost sign of respect you can
get as a player when you're recognized


like that. This isn't a sign of disrespect,
but I don't hear them chanting Brett
Swanson's name. There's a reason why
they do it."
ESPN College GameDay will add
intensity to the environment when the
show broadcasts from. Lexington as part
of the network's rivalry week.
This is the fourth time this season the
Gators have played in front of a national
television audience, and while Green
said the players don't talk about it much,
they do worry about their appearance.
S"We just say we've got to go get a
haircut," he joked.


Forget history, UF


reigns atop SEC
illy Donovan hates the idea. His players
shy away from the notion.
Have the Gators overtaken Kentucky
as the kings of Southeastern Conference bas-
ketball? Yes, though you'll never hear UF
admit to it..
"I think the one thing you try to do is build
tradition and build a program," Donovan
said. "I just don't think that our tradition here
at Florida can compare to North Carolina's
or Kentucky's or UCLA's. Maybe 15, 20, 25
years from now, people will look back on a
place like Florida and say, 'Wow they have
tradition.'"
The Wildcats boast five of the top-25 win-
ningest seasons in NCAA Division-I history.
The Gators have none. The Wildcats, with
1,944 career victories, have more wins than
any other program. The Gators have 1,127
victories.
More importantly,
this is an age of instant
gratification, and, these
days, the Gators are
s far more hip than the
Wildcats. UP has de-
Louis feated Kentucky four
Anastasis straight times and has
Louis in the Bullpen lost two games since
lanastasis@alligator.org Feb. 26 of last season.
The Gators have four
NBA players on board, sport a Swedish/
Cameroonian/French/American celebrity
and flaunt every girl's daydream a hand-,
some, non-swearing, smiling, shy shooting
guard who seemingly hasn't missed a 3-
pointer since -last season. What is there not
to like?
"We're definitely going in the right direc-
tion," point guard Taurean Green said.
Forget Kentucky's No. 20 ranking. The
Gators will whoop the Wildcats at Rupp on
Saturday because this season, at least, it's not
fair. It's UF and 11 SEC wannabes.
The true test is what paths the Wildcats
and Gators take in years to come. With the
nation's No. 10 recruiting class for 2007 ac-
cording to Scout.com, a young, devoted
coach and as good facilities as anywhere in
the country, it would be hard to imagine the
Gators falling very far.
Meanwhile, Kentucky has just two com-
mits for next year (one of them a two-star)
and might lose junior forward Randolph
Morris to the NBA Draft.
"If we can play like we've been playing
and the teams that come after us play the
same way, maybe we'll come out with a pret-
ty good legacy," UF forward Chris Richard
said. "Maye Florida willbe a powerhouse."
Or maybe it already is. -


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aThe UF women's basketball team hung around
with SEC power LSU for one half but succumbed on
the road to remain winless in conference play. For
a recap and UF gymnastics, swimming, track and
field, golf and tennis news, check the Web site.


i Baseball: Virginia Military Institute vs. UF
McKethan Stadium, Friday -Sunday

SWomen's hoops: Mississippi State vs. UF
O'Connell Center, Sunday, 3 p.m.


Today's question: Who is the best big man the
Gators will face this season?

Thursday's question: Which position did UF
least address in its recruiting class? (see right
for results)


Percent (Votes)
CB 42% (100)
K 27% (63)
RB 14% (34)
OL 10% (24)
WR 6/,(15)
236 TOTAL VOTES


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Cover photo Luanne Dietz
Alligator, Friday, February 9, 2007


Healthy team, new

facilities make strong

outlook for Gators

The UF baseball team has been fortunate to fly
under the radar for the past year while the
Gators men's basketball and football programs
have overshadowed everything in the state, includ-
ing all sports at Florida State and Miami.
Last season's 28-28 record left many casual fans
and outsiders wondering how a team could fall so far
from the peak reached by the 2005 team that was two
games from winning a national championship.
Coach Pat McMahon and his returning players are
tired of being asked, "What happened last year?"
The 2006 team featured a core of future profession-
als and McKethan Stadium was being renovated to
Attract top recruits and hold more fans.
UF had to do without a locker room, dressing in
the hallways of the Lemerand Center, while better ac-
commodations were prepared for this season.
At the time, I dismissed the notion that the ab-
sence of a locker room could be such a detriment to a
team's success.
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season and this spring, I have seen what a difference
that team atmosphere can make.
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after practice, or talking about
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night before and how their car
got towed again or the home-
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UF right fielder Brian Leclerc connects on a pitch during the Gators' 20-4 win against in their 2006 season-opening series against Cincinnati on Feb. 12.

Gators search for answers after disappointing '06 campaign


I UF FINISHED LAST SEASON IN
THE SEC EAST CELLAR.

By MIKE MCCALL
Alligator Writer ______

When the 2005'UF baseball team
walked off the field at Rosenblatt Stadium
in Omaha after losing to Texas in the
College World Series finals, it expected to
'have another shot at the title in 2006.
Heading into the next season, the
; Gators were ranked No. 1, and many
.believed they could be just as successful
,as the year before.
After holding the top spot in Collegiate
.Baseball for three weeks, UF began a
downward spiral that would lead to an
unranked finish and an absence from the
Southeastern Conference Tournament.
The Gators won 16 of their first 22
contests and appeared poised for another
postseason run, but injuries and poor play
led to four- and six-game losing streaks en
route to a 28-28 finish (10-20 SEC).
Senior designated hitter Austin Pride
had difficulty explaining what went
wrong.
"A couple of guys got hurt, and, we
went into a kind of team slump," Pride
said after a long pause. "We tried our best
but just couldn't get it done."
The Gators' dumbfounding slide left
most of the team in shock, and they soon
fell in the SEC cellar, frustrated with what
turned into a lost season.
"Halfway through the SEC we real-
ized that we could be playing a lot better,"
Pride said. "I think we played good, but


the baseball gods weren't looking down there," Augenstein said. the game the way we know how to play
on us. It seemed like almost everything Entering this season, the Gators are it," he said.
we did went wrong. We didn't get timely predicted to finish last in the SEC East, a Interestingly enough, last season's SEC
hits, and our opponents always played stark contrast to last year's expectations. East' champions, Kentucky, finished dead
well." "As a team, a lot of people don't last in the division in 2005.
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series finale at South Carolina. The team that's great motivation for us to step in to win the SEC, and they weren't ranked
suffered a 21-4 loss, the third-worst in there and. show how well we can play," either," Pride said. "Maybe the target is a
school history. Augenstein said. little less on our back now, so we can play
"Every year, no one has any higher ex- McMahon keeps his mentality the more freely with less pressure."
pectations for this program than myself," same. The Gators have seven teams ranked
Coach Pat McMahon said. "Last year was "My expectations are no different from in Collegiate Baseball's preseason top 30
obviously a learning experience and a last' season or two on their schedule, including four in the
very difficult year from an injury perspec- years ago at the begin- top 10, ample opportunity to show they
tive, with all the things that occurred both ning of the season," he belong among the NCAA's elite.
on the pitching staff and positionally, not said. "You take learn- "We break the season down into
just in one area." ing experiences. each steps.," McMahon said. "Our pre-confer-
When it was all over, the Gators' team year and try to build ence schedule is a big tone setter because
batting average had dropped from .293 in and help put together it can put you in a position to be success-
2005 to .265, and the team ERA rose from Ssi. the club." ful in the conference and postseason."
3.98 to 4.21. Augenstein The Gators return A contributing factor to this year's
"Everybody had high expectations just three positional team may come from an unlikely source
for us last year," junior pitcher Bryan starters from last season, but they boast a the renovations to McKethan Stadium,
Augenstein said. "A lot was riding on freshman class rated third in the nation by new locker rooms and new batting cages.
people's shoulders last year, and I think Collegiate Baseball. The project cost $13 million and has
that individually they tried to do a little "We're a young team, but I think we already begun to increase team unity and
bit more than they should have, rather can fill in the players that we lost from last leadership something that was notably
then the team just trying to play our year and make an immediate impact," absent last year.
game." Augenstein said. UF had three makeshift locker rooms
The Gators will have their first chance Last year's poor performance, coupled in 2006, including using the visitors' one
to rebound from last season this week- with the loss of key players, has UF being at the Swamp.
end when they host Virginia Military overlooked, unranked and hungry for a Despite their low rankings and projec-
Academy beginning tonight at 6:30. chance to prove themselves. tions, the team's goal is to get back where
Augenstein after a 9-6 campaign "It goes back to '05," junior infielder the 2005 season ended.
with 3.07ERA--willbe the No. 1 pitch- Brandon McArthur said. "I think we were "We take greatpride that the University
er on this year's squad after the departure picked to finish fourth (in the SEC) and of Florida is the only SEC school that's
of last year's ace, Bryan Ball. they weren't expecting a lot out of us, but been in the national championship series,
"I've got to get in the best shape that I we made it to the finals." but that was two years ago," McMahon
can this year and hopefully put my team Augenstein is optimistic, said. "We want to work hard and get back
in a position to win every time I'm out "We've just got to work hard and play there as fast as we can."


Tim Casey
Casey at the Bat
tcasey@alligator.org


atmosphere of guys punching a
clock.
No bad intentions, no lazi-


ness, no fun.
Couple that with losing key pitcher Stephen
Locke to Tommy John surgery right before the season
started and having Southeastern Conference Player
of the Year Matt LaPorta hampered with an oblique
muscle strain.
Contrary to the statistics, the 2006 pitching staff
was very good.
Bryan Augenstein was four outs from pitching a
perfect game during his first start of the season and
continued to dominate opposing batters all year.
Former pitcher Bryan Ball must have felt like
Roger Clemens last year after not getting any run
support.
The defense failed to make plays, committed er-
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frustrate the entire team.
McMahon agonized through the season and set
out to keep it from happening again.
He began by recruiting defensive players, includ-
ing projected starters Cole Figueroa at second base
and Jon Townsend at shortstop.
The two have boldly predicted that they will set a
record for double plays turned this year.
After watching them in practice, I wouldn't be
surprised.
Cody Neer has looked like the most improved
player so far and should be a solid contributor as
long as he continues to upgrade his defensive -kills
at catcher.
LaPorta will shatter the UF career home-run re-
cord, possibly challenging his own season record.
If the first baseman fails to hit a single home run,
he will still have a tremendous impact.,
Humble by nature, LaPorta has felt more comfort-
able as a vocal leader.
Putting his money where his mouth is, LaPorta
turned down a six-figure signing bonus after being
drafted by the Boston Red Sox. -
Senior right fielder Brian Leclerc changed his at-
titude completely.
"I didn't have my priorities straight (last year),"
Leclerc said. "I always kind of expected to be drafted.
.. I stopped going to church. I decided to do it my
way last year."


LaPorta returns to complete unfinished business


By ALEX WEINTRAUB
Alligator Writer

When senior first baseman Matt LaPorta wakes up in
the morning, he likes to take some time to flip on the televi-
sion and catch up on the latest news.
Buthe's not tuning into to catch the final scores from the
night before, but the latest futures on the New York Stock
Exchange.
"ESPN has kind of taken a backseat to CNBC for now,"
LaPorta said. "In the past four or five months I just got into
it. The guys in the locker room are like, 'Gosh, all you do is
watch CNBC and the stock market."'
It might be surprising to find out that LaPorta isn't even
a business major. Instead, he will be receiving a degree in
recreation and event management.
.One might.find it even more surprising that the
businessman inside the star first baseman was able to
turn down more money and a chance at a Major League
Baseball career to play for the Gators.
He has been selected twice in the 14th round of the MLB
Draft; once after the 2006 season by the Boston Red Sox,
and once coming out of Charlotte High by the Chicago
Cubs. But for LaPorta, the decision to spend one more year
in college was the opportunity he couldn't miss.
"I really sat down and did a lot of praying," he said.
"College isn't always going to be there. Pro baseball is al-
ways going to be there for me. And if you're good enough
to get drafted out of high school, you're going to be good
enough to get drafted out of college.
"You can only be 21, 22 years old at the University of
Florida once in your life."
LaPorta's return was a big boost to a team that struggled
last season, finishing with a 28-28 record and dead last in
the Southeastern Conference East Division.
I-e is one of the squad's ,ost experienced and talented
players.


In his career, LaPorta is a .298 hitter with 154 RBI.
LaPorta's 54 homers is just one shy of the school record
set by Texas Rangers outfielder Brad Wilkerson. He could
break the mark this weekend against Virginia Military
Institute.
During the 2005 season, when the Gators made it to the
College World Series Championship Series against Texas,
he hit .328 with 26 home runs and 79 RBI.
His performance that year even won him a spot on the
U.S. National Team. The significance of his return is not lost
on Coach Pat McMahon.
"I've never won a national championship.
That's my main focus: to get out there and
win a national championship. Not just get
there, but win it."
Matt LaPorta
UF senior first baseman

"He is the first person who volunteers when we go into
schools and speak," McMahon said. "He'll go and visit a
young man or lady at a hospital. Matt LaPorta is a very giv-
ing person and that speaks volumes about him."
McMahon also said that LaPorta is an ideal ambassador
for the athletic program at UF.
Aside from being a good representative, the star slugger
will also provide leadership to a team that is very young.
Only three starters return off last year's squad and several
freshmen are expected to compete for starting positions
this season.
Fellow upperclassman, pitcher Bryan Augenstein, feels
the All-America first baseman sets an example for the
younger players to follow.
"He's been a big leader this year," Augenstein said.
"I've looked up to him since I was a freshman because he's


'the guy.' He's the guy you want on your team. Everybody
follows him."
Augenstein also said that having a guy like LaPorta in
the lineup gives the Gators a man that can change a game
at any moment. LaPorta is hoping the team can mature
quickly, because there is still unfinished business. In 2005,
the baseball team got to the cusp of a national title, only to
fall to Texas in Omaha, Neb.
Since then, it has gone from being possibly the first of
the three major sports football, baseball and basketball
- to win a national title since 1996, to being the only one of
the three teams without a ring.
"I've never won a national championship," LaPorta
said. "That's my main focus: to get out there and win a
national championship. Not just get there, but win it.
"There's a big difference between getting there and win-
ning it all."
LaPorta said the experience of 2005 has only made him
hungrier for a title. If the team is going to get all the way
to Omaha, LaPorta is going to have to improve from last
season. Last year, he batted a career-low .259 and struck out
34 times. But the drop off from 2005 might have been due
to a strained oblique injury. LaPorta started only 43 of 56
games, compared to all 70 in 2005.
Even though the 2005 season was longer because of the
team's postseason run, he still was able to get through the
year injury-free. This is the last season LaPorta takes the
field for the Gators.
It will be his last chance for a national title;
"This is my last chance ever to get out there," he said.
But once he graduates, he is expected to finally accept
an offer from a team that drafts him.
And LaPorta already knows what he's going to do with
the money he gets.
"Precious metals are going to be getting up there in their
stock prices," he said. "Gold is going to be getting over like
$750 or something."


through an injy-riddled 2006.
through an injury-riddled 2006. / ii







4, BASEBALL PREVIEW, ALLIGATOR N FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9,2007


Wal-TOWN of Improvement


Coach constructs groundwork for success.


By KARL HYPPOLITE
Alligator Writer

It's a story Gators fans know
well.
A young hotshot coach that knew
nothing but success in his previous


stops comes to Gainesvi
Out goes a coach w
help a team mired in me
In comes a man w]
confidence and walks i
success.
No, this has nothing
Urban Renewal.


Allig
UF softball coach Tim Walton talks to shortstop Lauren Ri
ing a game last season. Walton is UF's winningest first-y


lle. It's UF softball coach Tim
ho couldn't Walton's story.
diocrity. Today, Walton begins his sec-
ho breathes ond season leading the Gators into
n step with the desert for the first day of the
Kajikawa Classic in Tempe, Ariz.
to do with UF begins the Classic against a for-
midable Northwestern State team
Today at 12:30 p.m. and finishes the
day against Oregon, which defeated
I them twice last season. The matchup
Gators fans will look at is Saturday
afternoon's game against defending
champion Arizona, which enters the
season No. 1.
S UF is far from daunted by the
prospect of playing a team as good
as Arizona.
Pitcher Stacey Nelson feels last
season's upset of defending cham-
pion Michigan, the program's first
Victory against a No. 1 team, gives
it the confidence it needs against a
S champion.
S "Wins like Michigan last year
show us that it's anybody's game
any given day," she said.
UF has good reason to believe
they have a chance against Arizona,
they've quickly made a habit of
reaching program milestones under
the guidance of Walton.
The Gators went 43-25 last sea-
son, making him the winningest
first-year coach in program history
and the most wins for UF since 2000.
The early success hasn't gotten to
Walton's head, though.
S When asked how he's amassed
an impressive 166-89 career record
in three years at Wichita State and
last season at UF, he named every-
one but himself.
"Anytime a coach is successful
that means he's got successful play-
ers," he said. "That's the No. 1 thing.
You've got to surround yourself
with good players, with kids that
Want to win and know how to win.
The next step is to surround yourself
with good assistant coaches."
gator File Photo When looking at the new hires,
oussell dur- it's easy to see Walton puts some
thought into his coaching staff.
ear coach. During the offseason, he looked


to the past to build the future. Last
season's Southeastern Conference
Player of the Year Kristen Butler is
back as an assistant coach.
Butler, just a year removed from
stardom, as a player, was also un-
able to turn down the opportunity
to coach.
Knowing that she'd be at UF
another year completing her degree
in sports management, Butler began
talking to Walton about the possibil-
ity of coaching last season.
"I've always been interested in
the coaching aspect of the game,"
Butler said. "Knowing that I'd be
here until May to finish my degree
and getting an opportunity to learn
under Coach Walton was something
I couldn't pass up. And soon after,
he agreed that I could stay on and
work with the catchers."
"(Walton) knows the game.
He's just an unbelievable
coach of the game and
he's just going to work with
the girls day after day, he'll
do whatever it takes to
make them better."
Jenny Gladding
UF softball assistant coach

Also, 2004 graduate Jenny
Gladding, a two-time letter winner
in the pitching circle who broke
many school records, will join the
staff. Both relish the opportunity to
return to Gainesville to coach and
believe that Walton has the team on
the right track.
"Coach called in the middle of
last summer and asked me if I'd be
interested," Gladding said. "And
I said 'Of course.' I wasn't going
to turn him down. He knows the
game. He's just an unbelievable
coach of the game and he's just go-
ing to work with the girls day after
day. He'll do whatever it takes to
make them better."
Walton's players are staunch
supporters of his coaching as well.
Understandably, some say that there


was an adjustment period when
making the transition from former
coach Karen Johns to Walton.
Senior pitcher Stacey Stevens
said that making the adjustment
from a female coach to a male coach
was a tough transition.
Which could be the reason why
UF got off to a slow 5-4 start before
ending the regular season solid.
While the Gators were out in the
first round of NCAA regionals, there
was improvement.
"I'm so glad that I've gotten to
play under coach Walton," Stevens
said. "After last year we've all to-
tally bought in, and we believe that
we'll have a great season an even
better season than last."
Key to Walton's and the Gators'
subsequent success may be every-
one's favorite sports cliche: "We're
taking it one game at a time."
Several players say that despite
the fact that they'll be looking to
use this weekend's upcoming game
against Arizona as a measuring
stick, all of them insist that they're
not looking ahead.
It's also difficult to get any play-
ers to admit they'd like to get back
at Oregon for the two defeats they
handed UF last season. Only Nelson
would admit she's looking forward
to trying to repay them.
That sentiment starts at the top
with Walton.
"The only team we're concerned
with right now is Northwestern
State," he said. "We'll worry about
the others when we get there."
Similar thoughts permeate every
aspect of every individual on the
team. No one is overly concerned
that the SEC boasts three teams in
the NFCA top 10 and five in the
top 25.
Sophomore Brooke Johnson
believes that the polls are subjec-
tive and the unranked Gators are
underrated and could surprise the
big dogs of the conference.
If Walton has anything to say
about it, there will be a few surprises
in store in the second chapter of his
story at UF.
And it could be worthy of Urban
Legend.


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