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Gator Party reveals
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nus grades are some items the
Gator Party presented in its
platform for the Spring Student
Government elections, which
was released Tuesday.
- The Gator Party will face the
Pants Party for control of SG,
which is in charge of about $12
million in students' money com-
ing from the Activity & Service
Sunday, the Pants Party re-
leased its platform, which called
for restructuring SG and provid-
ing better busing for students,
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Former Sen. Bob Graham speaks about the Graham Center for Public Service at UF on Thursday
at the Holiday Inn West Conference Center.
Graham addresses UF
Former sen. pushes political education
By NICOLE SAFKER
Alligator Contributing Writer
Former Sen. Bob Graham is concerned that an
epidemic of political apathy is spreading nation-
wide, and he's doing what he can to fix it at his
Graham, who graduated from UF in 1959,
spoke about his project, UF's Bob Graham Center
for Public Service, to a packed room of business
and community leaders at the Holiday Inn on
Newberry Road on Thursday evening.
Graham said that changes in America's pub-
lic school systems need to be made to combat a
problem he calls "civic illiteracy."
He said Americans are not learning enough
about politics and civic duties while in school,
which leads to poor election turnout and general
disinterest in politics.
"The average elementary student gets less
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than two hours a week of exposure to any of the
social sciences in school," Graham said.
Therefore, when they become adults, they
don't fully understand the impact politics have
in their lives and don't participate in them, he
Graham said the center is the
UF first step in what he hopes will
ProjectS be a nationwide effort to link
the concepts of public leadership
with the increasingly global world of politics.
The center will be housed in Pugh Hall, which
is expected to be finished by November.
About 20 students are part of the center's
inaugural certificate program, which started this
Susanna Sovran, a UF political science junior
and a student in the program, said, "(Graham)
SEE GRAHAM, PAGE 8
Military eases recruitment criteria
The Army and Marine Corps are letting in more
recruits with criminal records, including some with
felony convictions, reflecting the increased pres-
sure of five years of war and its mounting casual-
ties. According to data compiled by the Defense
Department, the number of Army and Marine recruits
needing waivers for felonies and serious misdemean-
ors, including minor drug offenses, has grown since
2003. The Army granted more than double the num-
ber of waivers for felonies and misdemeanors in 2006
than it did in 2003. Some recruits may get more than
among other things. ,
The elections will be held Feb.
27 and 28.
The Gator Party is also push-
ing for the installation of video
cameras in the Commuter and
Park-and-Ride lots so students
could check for open parking
spots on the
said the cam-
Walicki eras are also
a step toward
making students feel safe by
monitoring the lots.
Vice presidential candidate
Vanessa Goodwin said her
SEE GATOR, PAGE 8
Board talks money
By CHAD SMITH
Alligator Staff Writer
YULEE Faced with the
tough task of convincing state
lawmakers that UF needs more
money, the university's highest
governing body discussed refo-
cusing its lobbying efforts and
the College of Liberal Arts and
On Tuesday, the Board of
Trustees continued to discuss
fundraising options because
they believe UF's Academic
Enhancement Program won't
make it out of Tallahassee be-
cause Gov. Charlie Crist's bud-
get proposals call for no tuition
"I'm more frustrated, I'm
sure, than all of you are," UF
President Bernie Machen told
the board Tuesday at its retreat at
the White Oak Plantation. "But
there's still money on the table in
Tallahassee, folks, and we've got
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The program designed to
hire 200 faculty members and
100 academic advisers would
charge incoming students an ad-
ditional $1,000 per year starting
in the Fall.
"I'm more frustrated,
I'm sure, than all of you
Jane Adams, UF's vice presi-
dent for university relations, said
that having a top-10 public uni-
versity is No. 15 on state Speaker
of the House Marco Rubio's list
of "100 Innovative Ideas for
However, Machen said, "We
don't have the necessary amount
of money to move this university
to the next level." UF is tied for
the No. 13 spot on U.S. News &
SEE BOARD, PAGE 8
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Cyprus" with guest speaker
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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2007 0 ALLIGATOR, 3
Couple divided by distance, united by Net
ALEJANDRA CANCINO I ALLIGATOR STAFF WRITER
na Maria Malpartida trembled behind
the wheel as she drove to the Miami.
International Airport. She wondered if
her Internet friend would find her attractive.
The next 20 minutes were all a blur. Anxious,
Ana Maria, then 22, bit her nails as she waited
for Sebastian Waldmeier, the then 26-year-old
man she had met on hi5.com, a social network-
ing Web site similar to Facebook.com.
Fifteen hours after leaving his home in
Switzerland, Sebastian got off the plane with
one question on his mind,
"What if she is not there?"
From the distance, they spotted each other.
He was taller than she expected, and she
was shorter, but she fit perfectly in his em-
Their online relationship had begun six
months earlier, when Sebastian took a break
from his master's thesis to roam around hi5.
He clicked his way to Ana Maria's profile and
sent the UF journalism senior a message.
"While on the lookout for my old friends
from the network, I stumbled over your pro-
file, and I just had to get in touch with you
In the following months, they e-mailed
instant messaged and called each other. They
talked for about three hours each day on their
computers or phones. As the green leaves of
summer turned into fall's reds and browns,
their friendship turned into goodnight kisses.
"Do you think someday we would meet
each other or are we being naive?" asked Ana
Maria, now 24, in an August 2004 message.
Without planning it, Ana Maria and
Sebastian, now 29, were starting an online
relationship that eventually led to their en-
Before they met each other, both thought of
the Internet as little more than a way to talk
to old friends and download music. Sebastian
said that before meeting Ana Maria he had
never considered online dating or even a long-
"But (meeting her) turn out to be so beauti-
ful that I went home planning the next trip,"
They both knew about the distance be-
tween the United States and Switzerland a
whole ocean and four countries.
And they knew about their different cul-
tural backgrounds she was raised in Lima,
Peru, and he was raised in Klein Andelfingen,
But they were willing to try something
Sebastian traveled to the United States for
a second time in spring 2005. Their relation-
ship was going well, and
in the summer of that
year, Ana Maria traveled
to Switzerland to meet
Sebastian's family. Her
mother thought she was
crazy, but she still paid for
S her ticket.
S "I learned to hate air-
ports," Ana Maria said. "I
hate to see him fade away."
years of a long-distance
relationship and more than
$7,000 spent on plane tick-
ets, both were tired of not
seeing each other on a daily
talked about mar-
nrage. but the idea
seemed remote for
b.1th of them.
Ana Maria spent
with Sebastian in S-'
their last night to- ,
took Ana Maria
back to his apart-
ment so they
could change their
wardrobe after a
As she walked
up the stairs to
hanging from the
ceiling and in the
fence along the
adorned the path-
way all the way to
When she Sebastian Waldmeier z
opened the door, each other on the Interr
Ana Maria saw they vacationed for the
the room was dec- in 2005-06.
orated with real Ana Maria, top left, 24,
roses, handmade o s
paper flowers and tom left, overlooks the
hearts. Candles il-
luminated the room, and watermelon boats
In the center of the living room, a small
table held a serving tray cover. Inside lay a
watermelon, Ana Maria's favorite fruit.
Trembling, she lifted the top off the water-
melon, discovering an engagement ring.
"I thought you didn't want to get married,"
Sebastian replied, "I said I didn't want to
marry anyone, but I want to marry you."
The next morning, Ana Maria sat on the
plane, caressing the unfamiliar object in her
finger, hoping not to wake up from a sweet
Photos Courtesy of Ana Maria Malpartida
nd Ana Maria Malpartida, above, who met
let, pose for a picture in Cadiz, Spain, where
ir one-year anniversary during Winter Break
walks on the coast in Cadiz. Sebastian, bot-
ocean in Cadiz.
Six months after Sebastian proposed, her
dream seems more tangible with every pass-
A pinned-up picture of the wedding dress
Ana Maria wants can be spotted on her bed-
room wall behind her iBookG4.
And a faint smile crosses her lips when
she speaks of her civil wedding this June in
Switzerland. Her religious wedding will be
held in Peru in January 2008. -
She is still in awe of having met her future
husband through the Internet, but she believes
it was destiny.
"When God made Sebastian, he said, '
now have to make an Ana Maria to be with
him," she said.
Group thanks workers
By DANIELLE D'OYLEY
Alligator Contributing Writer
A UF student group is demonstrating
today that Valentine's Day doesn't have
to be just a Hallmark holiday of roses and
candlelit dinners. It can also be an occasion
to express thanks.
The National Council of Negro Women
is honoring UF Physical Plant Division em-
ployees and housing staff by giving them
candy-filled gift bags.
Lauren Case, a UF senior and the
NCNW treasurer, said that this is a great
opportunity to thank the workers for their
"Valentine's Day is a day of love," Case
said. "Its a great day to show that you ap-
This is the second year NCNW is tack-
ling this project, and this time the group is
including housing employees in addition
to physical plant workers. The total num-
ber of people receiving gifts is about 1,110,
. which is about 200 more than last year.
"We decided to extend it so that every-
body can get something this year," Case
"Valentine's Day is a day of love.
It's a great day to show that you
Lori Wooten, 29, has worked with
the Physical Plant Division for about 18
months and received a gift last year.
She said most thought the gifts were
a nice surprise, and people appreciated
"I thought it was nice that they did a
little something for us," Wooten said.
Condom Week begins
By ALLYSON AYERS
Alligator Contributing Writer
A brightly colored sign wished pass-
ers-by a Happy National Condom Week.
Students walked by, glancing at the color-
ful display of free condoms and safe-sex
Vox, the student affiliate for Planned
Parenthood, tabled Tuesday on the
Reitz' Union Colonnade for its Candy
and- Condoms event in preparation for
Valentine's Day and National Condom
Week, which starts today.
There were safe-sex fliers, goody bags,
and jars of lubricants and condoms.
"We believe people have the right
to have sex if they want to," said Paul
Loschak, Vox historian and webmaster.
"We might as well help protect them in the
Kristen Lang, Vox president, said the
point of the event was to encourage open
discussion of sexual activity, especially be-
fore Valentine's Day.
"It's still a taboo subject,
On even on a college campus,"
Campus Lang said.
Vox officers made more
than 200 goody bags stuffed
with condoms and candy. The bags were
snatched up by 2 p.m.
Alex Hanse, a UF sophomore, stopped
by and pocketed a handful of condoms.
"I think it's a very good idea," he said.
"Although we try to act like sex is not a big
thing, it is."
4, ALLIGATOR U WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14,2007
Former Guantanamo Bay prisoner tells tale at UF
By ALEX TIEGEN
Alligator Staff Writer
As a Muslim chaplain at
Guantanamo Bay, James Yee found
that the religion he had embraced
for more than a decade was exploit-
ed in the name of national security.
He said his campaign for humane
treatment of Muslim prisoners and
respect for Muslim soldiers landed
him in solitary confinement for 76
days on suspicion of espionage.
"This is an American value,
along with religious tolerance," he
said. "I was being targeted for hav-
ing an American value."
Yee told more than 150 UF stu-
dents and community members
-about the treatment of prisoners at
Guantanamo Bay and his own mili-
tary imprisonment Tuesday night in
the Reitz Union Grand Ballroom.
His.visit, which cost $3,500, was
co-sponsored by Islam On Campus
Yee was raised as a Lutheran
but converted to Islam shortly after
graduating from the U.S. Military
Academy at West Point in 1990.
He said he found comfort in
Islam's inclusion of Jesus and other
holy figures from ChrLtianity and
"For me, accepting Islam is a
confirmation of my own monothe-
istic faith," Yee said.
He didn't consider himself a
religious Muslim until he visited
the holy city of Mecca and saw the
diverse group of pilgrims flock-
ing. The first pilgrims he saw were
Asian, like he is.
"It was an eye-opening experi-
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As a Muslim chaplain, he was
appointed to be a minister to
Muslim soldiers and detainees of
Guantanamo Bay in 2002. He also
taught classes on Islam to non-
Muslim soldiers to help them un-
derstand the religion and culture.
He said prisoners told him inter-
rogators forced them to sit in a circle
drawn around a satanic pentagram.
Soldiers shook Qurans as they
searched for weapons and hidden
documents. Women interrogators
On against the detainees
CampuS and grabbed their
genitals, Yee said.
Muslim soldiers at Guantanamo
Bay were also treated unfairly, Yee
said. Maj. Gen. Geoffrey Miller,
who commanded Guantanamo,
would not provide Muslim soldiers
with food that was Halal, mean-
ing prepared according to Islamic
Charlie Shaw, a UF freshman,
said he came to the speech to learn
about how the treatment and
perception of Muslim-Americans
changed after Sept. 11. He wanted
to know whether members of the
armed forces trusted Muslims in
Charles Roop / Alligator'
James "Yusef" Yee, a former U.S. Army Muslim chaplain, speaks to a crowd in the Reitz Union Grand
Ballroom on Tuesday evening about his experiences in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
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"If we view these individuals as
brethren, then why are we fighting
them?" he asked.
Yee's superiors began worry-
ing that he was empathizing with
the detainees and was giving them
confidential or unauthorized docu-
In 2003, Yee was arrested at a na-
val air base in Tallahassee for travel-
ing with a list of detainees' names
and locations along with other
documents officials claimed were
classified. Guantanamo officials,
however, said the papers were not
listed as confidential.
Yee said he spent the next 76
days in solitary confinement, during
which the military used a form of
sensory deprivation against him.
Planned espionage charges
were first replaced with charges of
mishandling classified documents
and were later dropped. His record
was eventually cleared. In 2005, he
retired from the army and was given
an honorable discharge and praise
of his service.
"How do you figure that one
out?" Yee said. "It's easy. It was a
gross miscarriage of justice."
Jared Hemandez, a third-year
law student entering the Navy
Judge Advocate General Corps,
asked Yee how he and other people
in the army could prevent abuse and
the infringement of civil liberties.
Yee told Hemandez to be aware
of any unethical orders and told
him that too many members of the
armed forces felt they had to blindly
"Don't be a 'yes man,'" Yee told
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Without restaurant, Holiday Inn stripped of name
By DREW HARWELL
Alligator Staff Writer
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For hotels, there's no bigger shame than unbranding.
The Holiday Inn on the comer of 13th Street and West
University Avenue once stood tall and proud, a thriving
Denny's in its underbelly and a glowing green name tag
at its crown.
Now, however, no restaurant bustles beneath. Its name,
shrouded with a white tarp, hangs forgotten on the exte-
rior. A sign that once declared its presence now displays its
current, temporary name: University Hotel.
Fortunately, brighter days lie ahead for the large hotel.
The 167-room mauve hotel cannot call itself a Holiday
Inn, though it never closed for business, said ven, al man-
ager Karl Kaufmann. The unbranding came about when 1
the Denny's on its ground floor was evicted byAhe inn -
owners for not matching the "cleanliness and caliber" of
the hotel.. X,
"They had month after month of not being up to par
with the rest of this hotel and the expectations of Holiday
Inn," Kaufmann said-
Because of Holiday Inn corporate standards, all its
hotels must feature eateries. Consequently, since Jan.. 1,
-canvas banners have cloaked all exterior evidence of the
hotel's former name.
Soon, though, the hotel will shed its temporary name
and reassume its role as a Holiday Inn.
A new restaurant, Lucky Dill Deli, v. ill most Ldky) be
finished by April, Kaufmann said.
Extensive work totaling $2.5 million may also be done ,Dre Harwell, Alligator Staf
by that time, he added, which will expand the hotel lobby,
refurbish all of the guest rooms with new bedding and car- A maintenance worker stands in the former Holiday Inn parking lot Tuesday afternoon watching the wind expose the
peting, and renovate the pool deck. name tag at the top of the temporarily named University Hotel.
Referendums on the Spring Student
Government elections ballot
Should UF allocate funds to open
a student-run homeless shelter in
Gainesville and require incoming
students to visit the shelter as part
of their Preview orientation?
Should students be charged a fee
of 50 cents per credit hour that
would go toward making UF's
campus more environmentally
Jennifer LaBrie / Alligator Staff
New fee and shelter to go on ballot
By JOANNA BLAZ
- Alligator Writer
Referendum questions on a renew-
able energy fee and a student-run
homeless shelter will be placed on
the Spring Student Government elec-
tions ballot, the SG Supreme Court
A proposed referendum for a
student-run coffee shop won't be in-
cluded because it wasn't worded as a
question as the SG statutes require. It
was worded as a statement.
"We do not review the merits (of
the referendums), just if they're con-
stitutional," Associate Justice John
For a referendum to be on the bal-
lot, it requires signatures from 1 per-
cent of the student body.
This comes out to 507 signatures,
which both of the approved referen-
Five new SG justices, who were
appointed Feb. 6, ruled on the refer-
Also Tuesday night, the SG Senate
approved the 2007-08 budget for stu-
dent organizations, which allocated
more than $560,000 to 63 SG-funded
At the meeting, Sen. John Clay~ton
Brett resigned from Senate. He ex-
pressed that he no longer feels he has
enough time to
Student devote to the de-
Government mands of Senate.
"Over the last
two years, you've touched my life,"
Brett told the senators. "We have made
some concrete change for the Student
"Just remember you're here to
work for 40,000 kids," he said.
The Senate also passed a resolution
supporting the creation of a commit-
tee that will be an open forum for
UF researchers trying to patent their
inventions and spread the word about
The University Intellectual Property
Advisory Committee will allow stu-
dents a place to review and recom-
mend changes to patent policies.
"The problem with the process (of
commercializing an invention) is that
there's no student involvement any-
where in the steps," said Sen. Gavin
Baker, author of the resolution. "It
would offer students the opportunity
to work hands-on with (the Office of
The committee can explore goals
such as adopting licensing provisions
to increase low-income countries' ac-
cess to innovative medicines.
It has gained support from re-
searchers and professors in the College
of Medicine because of these goals, the
bill's presenters said.
Baker said the committee will have
no set agenda, but it will aim to make
only patent-related recommendations,
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By KIM WILMATH
Alligator Contributing Writer
Sitting in the waiting room of a doctor's
office may seem like one of those unavoidable
parts of life, like death and taxes. But a group
of UF doctors has developed an online service
that may change that.
The service, called RelayHealth, allows pa-
tients to refill prescriptions, schedule appoint-
ments and communicate with doctors online,
according to a Shands at UF press release.
The program, which is still in its first year
of operations, has the potential to change the
traditionally face-to-face relationship between
doctors and patients. According to a Harris
Interactive poll, 81 percent of adult Americans
support using e-mail to communicate with
their doctors, while only 8 percent have actu-
ally done so.
Eighty-one physicians at Shands use the
For students, e-mailing doctors at the UF
Student Health Care Center is more complex.
Toni Ratliff, associate director for adminis-
tration at the health care center, said if students
want to communicate with their doctors by e-
mail, they must first sign a consent form. And
students must use their Gatorl e-mail account
because it is a secure server.
"[E-mail] is another tool and it can
have pros and cons."
associate director for administration at the
Student Health Care Center
Ratliff said only "one or two handfuls" of
students e-mail doctors.
"Its another tool," she said, "and it can
have pros and cons."
Ratliff said while issues like prescription
refills could be discussed online, emergencies
or sensitive situations should be reserved for
in-person or telephone conversations.
Lindsey Jones, a UF finance senior, has
never ever e-mailed her doctor, she said, as
she sat in the student health care center's wait-
Jones said she made an appointment to
see a doctor Tuesday afternoon because her
toe hurt, an ailment that she'd rather have
checked out in person.
"I wouldn't know how to describe it with-
out (the doctor) moving it and saying, 'Does
this hurt? Does this hurt?'" she said.
Lica Gilley, executive secretary at SHCC,
uses the RelayHealth system to communicate
with her own doctor and has found it to be
helpful. She said she created a profile online
that includes personal information, like her
age and what medications she takes. She could
send it to her doctor along with symptoms
and receive a diagnosis.
6, ALLIGATOR E WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14,2007
May the search for a.
It's Valentine's Day. We hope you're wearing pink and red
if not, you might get punched. Or is that St. Patrick's
Day? No matter. Just make sure you buy a few roses in
Turlington Plaza for your boyfriend, girlfriend, crush, that
cute teacher's assistant or all of the above.
And remember that.not all are as lucky at love as you.
In fact, some high-profile UF personalities contacted the
Alligator and asked us to print their personal ads. Well,
not really, but we wish they had. It would have made this
Hallmark holiday much more interesting.
But if they had hypothetically submitted their per-
sonal ads, we would have waved them off and told them pay
for a classified ad, but eventually our hardened hearts would
have relented. Hell, it's Valentine's Day.
So we present to you, in a very particular order, some
normal people looking' for love.
John Boyles is a senior here at-UF majoring in music,
mathematics and Florida Blue Key. He enjoys strawberry
milkshakes, the Bible and taking long cruises during Winter
Breaks. As a Pisces, he's creative both in bed and out.
Ladies, if you're into that whole "Why yes, I am Student
Body president" thing, contact Mr. Boyles at theswamprest
ErnieThachen asked we used a pseudonym, lest the Mrs.
finds out about his ad. He's looking for a woman who shares
his love of motorcycles, reading and posing for UF library "I
read" posters. But you won't find him at the UF President's
Home his wife decided to rent it out for parties and events,
much to Ernie's chagrin. Instead, some "safe" meeting places
include Harley-Davidson of Ocala and his old office at the
University of Utah. Interested parties should contact Ernie at
UF Provost Janie Fouke has admitted that it's lonely
at the top. Rumor has it she removed English department
Chairman John Leavey because of a bad breakup. But it's
been a few months, so she's ready to get back in the game.
She's looking for a quiet, studious type who enjoys kayaking,
cooking, country music and learning to speak her language.
Gentlemen, don't let this one get away! Contact Ms. Fouke at
All 6 feet, 11 inches of Joakim Noah are searching for a
little romance this Valentine's Day. Mr. Noah enjoys pina
coladas and getting caught in the rain. But sorry, ladies, he
doesn't like yoga. Due to a rigorous basketball schedule
- it's not easy maintaining the top spot Mr. Noah might
not be able to give a girl the time she deserves. But if you're
feeling lucky, contact him at ikeepbabywipesinmydormroo
Mark Rush, everyone's favorite Principles of
Microeconomics professor, is hunting for a lady friend to
join him for candlelight dinners over Burrito Bros. guaca-
mole and Big Leo pizzas. Plaid-shirt wearers will receive
preference. Double-dates with The Director on occasion. So
if you're curious about what that hair looks like in person, e-
There you have it. We hope a little love enters every heart
today and every day but not too much. And we're glad
those candy hears will soon be off the shelves. Just hope you
never have to submit your personal ad to the Alligator.
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Newspapers relevent despite Internet
today's mass media are collectively one of the
most powerful forces to ever exist in this country
and the world at large. The media alone have the
power to reach billions of people and disburse incalcu-
Now, the media are practically unbound physically
and cross every border and barrier. Amazing, isn't it?
Whereas 100 years ago it might've taken days to find
out what happened a couple of cities over, today we can
watch news unfold live halfway around the world.
Never before has this been truer than with the ad-
vent of online-based news networks, such as Google
News and Yahoo! News. News media sources like these
allow users to scan dozens of stories at a time, all with
the click of their mouses. Additionally, the speed at
which information is updated and redistributed has at-
tracted so many users that older news sources, namely
newspapers, have lost huge amounts of readership.
While these recent news mediums certainly are
amazing and useful, I can't help but feel that they
should be an issue of concern.
Sites like Google News have computer programs that
scour the Web for countless stories, then order and sort
them based on personal interests, and most importantly,
popularity. One criterion for deciding what gets posted
is how often that story appears on other Web sites. In
theory, a system like this makes it easier than ever for
any user to find exactly what he or she is looking for on
But in practice, the end result is not quite as effective.
What you end up with is a news source that is shallow
at best, as it relies solely upon popularity and com-
mon knowledge. For the same reasons, it all too easily
spreads misinformation and popular fallacies. While
tthe concept is brilliant, realityil-
lustrates that you can't rely on
computers to give you the news.
The unfortunate part is that it
is hard to rely on other sources
to be any more effective. News
Dan Burroughs broadcast networks often com-
firstname.lastname@example.org promise their reliability by being
far too politically motivated. For
instance, when was the last time
you heard a news report that was actually unbiased?
In addition to all of this, one of the oldest surviving
news mediums, newspapers, are in a sorry state. When
I pick up a major newspaper, it seems like almost half
of it is made up of advertisements. To top that off, with
so many shoddy writers and a near absence of decent
fact checking, it's hard to take so newspapers seriously
And of course, when it comes to speed, newspapers
get left in the dust. Who really wants to read news that's
always a day behind when other sources report it the
moment it happens? So whom are you listening to? The
media, while more powerful, widespread and influen-
tial than ever, aren't in the best of conditions. The mass
media affect a lot of what we see, hear and do on a day
to day basis.
Demand a change. With oversight, the media will
be humanity's greatest creations. Left unchecked, they
will continue to misinform the public and overlook
truth and things of importance in favor of ratings and
Dan Burroughs is a journalism freshman. His column ap-
pears on Wednesdays.
The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator.
Today's question: Do you prefer Tuesday's question: Should the
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Letter to .,-.:1 ._ : .,
Real news trumps celeb news
I second Ms. Pandey's column,
"Celeb scandals shouldn't rule
news." While the death of a ce-
lebrity comes as a bit of a shock
at first blush, Anna Nicole Smith's
death is of no major significance.
And it is certainly not worthy of
the attention it has been given by
many of the major news outlets.
There are real issues of enor-
mous import at all levels, from the
local to the global the homeless,
state property taxes, the U.S. trade
deficit, nuclear proliferation and
global warming, to name a few.
Rather than reading up on the
lives of others, read about econom-
ics and policy. Think and discuss
who we are and how we ought to
be as individuals, and think about
where we want our global society
to be in the years ahead.
Eating disorder myths must be overcome
eating disorders are possibly one of
the most misunderstood illnesses
afflicting young adults today.
Although UF is a leading research in-
stitution, many students here still have
misconceptions about them.
The abundant and insensitive mis-
conceptions I hear around campus are
disturbing. More needs to be done at our
university and its surrounding commu-
nity to raise awareness about the sever-
ity of this epidemic.
To clear a few things up: Please un-
derstand that victims can't just decide to
start eating more, and they won't snap
out of habitually purging their meals.
Eating disorders are mental illnesses,
The causes of eating disorders are still
being determined by researchers, but
one supermodel made headlines recent-
ly when she voiced her own opinion. On
Jan. 22, fashion model Gisele Bundchen
caused an uproar among research and
prevention efforts when she publicly
stated that unsupportive families can
cause anorexia nervosa.
Just because she's managed to squeak
by the death grip of self-starvation dur-
-ing her -career in- the -fashion industry
doesn't mean that others with strong
Heather Rapp familybackgrounds
Speaking Out aren't suffering.
- ever blame themselves.
Contrary to Bundchen's erroneous
and damaging statement, researchers at
the University of Pittsburgh found that
"anorexia nervosa has a strong genetic
component that may be the root cause of
But Bundchen is just an ignorant,
boisterous beauty compared to Tyra
Banks, who spoke out against the slan-
derous and degrading tabloid comments
she received regarding her 10-year, 30-
pound weight gain. On Jan. 24, Banks
announced to People magazine that she
weighs in at 161 pounds and still feels
beautiful. And why on earth shouldn't
she? We must treat negative body im-
ages as well as eating disorders.
Reaching out to sufferers offers a
unique challenge. The victim rarely
thinks he or she has a problem. When
one provides chemotherapy for a can-
cer patient or physical therapy for a
person with paralysis, those individuals
recognize they are unwell and actively
invite help. Yet sufferers of anorexia and
bulimia the two most common eating
disorders cannot see the damage they
cause themselves, and they often refuse
help. This mentality is hardwired into
the illness and inevitably snowballs with
Right around the corner is National
Eating Disorders Awareness Week, Feb.
25 to March 3. I invite everyone to famil-
iarize themselves with the symptoms of
eating disorders and learn how to help a
friend. Take this time to find opportuni-
ties to break the vicious cycle that results
from a negative body image.
I'm thrilled that GatorWell and
Student Government are hosting a kick-
off event Saturday called "Fighting with
Food." The seminar features Dr. Pauline
S. Power, a University of South Florida
professor and former president of the
National Eating Disorders Association.
Her talk begins at 11 a.m. in the Reitz
Union Grand Ballroom and is followed
by a discussion panel featuring a psy-
chologist, a.psychiatrist, a nutritionist
and an eating-disorder survivor.
Increased awareness and prevention
is crucial for UF. More needs to be done,
and "Fighting with Food" is an excellent
start. I urge the student population to go
out and show their support Saturday!
Heather Rapp is a anthropology senior.
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Graham Center to promote leadership, politics
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GRAHAM, from page 1
"(Graham) is just a genuine
man that's willing to give back
is just a genuine man that's willing to to his school."
give back to his school." Susanna Sovran
Sovran said that students studying UF student
politics run into problems outside of
the classroom that are hard to solve e
without guidance, entails five courses, a public service
wh gu id, internship and lectures, to provide in-
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party's opposition to the UF Faculty Senate's minus-
grade proposal mirrors the opinion of many students
Gator, like Pants, is also supporting the referendum
for a renewable energy fee,
.which would charge students
50 cents per credit hour to
Make UF's campus more
energy efficient. Walicki said
sustainability is "the hot word
The ability for all students to make academic advis-
ing appointments online is another item on the platform,
Gator Party President Yooni Yi said.
A former microbiology student, Yi said it was con-
venient and easy to make an appointment from her
computer at home. But not all colleges give their students
that luxury, she said, and that's what the party wants to
change. Though it would take time to implement that
program, she said it was something they will-push for.
Goodwin said Gator Party presidential candidate
Ryan Moseley has been working on getting electronic
course packs transferred to WebCT.
dents in the past, such as complicated
ethical dilemmas, she said.
Rosemarie Clouston, a political
science senior and the communica-
tions director for the Florida College
Democrats, said she wished she could
be a part of Graham's program, but
she's graduating this semester.
"I think the program's going to be
awesome, and if I had time left here, I
definitely would do it," Clouston said.
Lobbying change planned
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World Report's ranking of public universities.
Machen also updated the trustees on the College of
Liberal Arts and Science's budget troubles. In September,
the college which was in a $4 million deficit an-
nounced a plan to balance its books
over five years by not refilling faculty
positions and cutting funds for teaching
: assistants in certain departments.
'- He said the deficit would likely be at
least $3 million this year, but that would
be paid through funds from other areas
of the university. Board members said
Machen they needed to take another look at how
they lobby for money
Trustee Dianna Morgan suggested that the board let leg-
islators know how students' education is suffering.
A consultant's report backs the board's claims that UF
and the entire State University System is underfunded. Last
month, the Pappas Consulting Group released its review of
the system and criticized it for its low tuition and lack of
structure. Morgan said the report could be a "great enabler"
in UF's push for higher tuition.
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every decision I make.
u have always been.
every breath of air I take
u never question my sincerity.
because we both know it's real,
I know I tell u this every day.
but now I want the world
to know how I feel.
I love u more than anything,
even more with the passing of the days
I love u more than any love poem
or any words on this page.
So from the bortom of my heart.
n I mean it when I say this
I m not doing this cuz it's Valentine's Day
I give you my love on a regular basis
Happy Valenties Day 2007
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my love I'd give it all!
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Love. Your Ax-Throwing Cnampion
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Happy Valentine's Day!
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know that you are my everything 91.3,S rl.e-l I 4 1.2P. CP Th3,an Irr aT
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without you. I LOVE YOU'
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campus, on bus route, $600/mo includes
utilities. Call 352-283-8113 1-7-14-1
*Incredible Deal 1/1 in 4/4*
with: internet & cable & elec & water. Walk-in
closets, full bath, wash/dry, pool view, gym
FULL fumish. ONLY $425/mo 770-851-1292
University Terrace West 4BR/4BA condo.
Ground floor, fully furn $350/mo/room + util.
W/D, pool, on bus route, 3800 SW 20 Ave.
Near Butler Plaza. Call Steve 352-586-6468.
Leasing for fall. 1 yr lease required, no pets.
FIRST MONTH FREE!
For Rent: 4BR/4BA apt. $425/room. Utilities
included. Call Joshua 305-283-9323 invest-
firstname.lastname@example.org. 3800 SW20th
Room for rent. $450/MO
Near SFCC, Oaks Mall, & 1-75. All utilities
included. 786-325-7941 or 258-0277
UM For Rent
Master bed/bath available in 3BR/3BA condo
in Windsor Park. $495/mo individual lease
includes cable w/5HBOs & electricity. Call
ROOM FOR RENT $420/MO
1BR/1BA in 4BR/4BA in Campus Club. All
utilities included. Male only. 262-1574 2-
LA MANCHA 914 SW 8th Ave.Walk to cam-
pus pool/laundry; free utilities, cable and dsl
all for $425 per room; 2 rooms available. Call
Large room with kitchen. Laundry privileges.
Pvt. BA, double closet, furn. w/ trundle bed,
dresser, TV. NS. 1st, last, months rent. $375/
MO +1/3 utils. & cable TV. $100 security de-
posit & refs. req'd. Avail 3/1. 384-0111
*QUIET, CLEAN, LOTS of GREEN SPACE.
Rustic 1 BR apt. $345/mo.
s1BR cottage $375/mo. Call 378-9220 or
mobile 213-3901. 4-25-72-2
3BR ACROSS FROM UF
Avail FALL, Pets ok
Vaulted ceilings, open late
From ONLY $490/BR!!
$99 1st month's rent
WAKE UP & WALK TO UF
Studios, 1 & 2 bedroomsfor fall
Starting @ $554
Pet friendly, Pool
*Come See Us! Open Late 372-7111*
1 & 2 BRs HUGE Floorplans!
Water/Sewer included! Pets OK
Bus/Bike to UF 335-7275 4-25-72-2
LOVE GOING OUT DOWNTOWN?
Luxury Apartments With the Best Location!
Studios* 1 Beds* 2&3 Bed townhouses!
W/D *Alarm* Pets OK* mile to UF
Live downtown!!! 338-0002
S For Rent
Apartments off SW 20th Ave. Close to shop--
ping, bus line and a few miles from UF. Price
range $425 to $525. Includes water, sewer,
garbage and pest control. Sorry no pets al-
lowed. Call 335-7066 Mon-Fri. 4-25-72-2
MOVE IN JANUARY!
Affordabel & Quality Too!
Great Rates! Pets OK!
Walk/Bike to UF 372-7555 4-25-72-2
Deluxe, Large 3, 4, 5, 6, 7BR apt/house, 60
second walk to UF. Remodeled, Old House
charm. Central AC, washer/dryer included.
Wood floors. With Parking. By Private
Owner. 538-2181 Iv message 4-25-72-2
Don't Sweat the Small Stuff!
Live cool and large in our huge
1,2,3, & 4Brs for FALL
Pool, Alarm, Free UF Parking
Deluxe, large one or two bedroom, 60 sec-
ond walk to UF. Wood firs, washer dryer
included, fireplace, patio deck. Can furnish.
Short term available. Private Owner. $595-
up. 352-538-2181. Lv mssg 4-25-72-2
*NEAR SCHOOL NEAR PLAY
1 BR/1 BA*2BR/2BA*3BR/3BA TH
Close to UF!*Gated*24hr Gym*Tanning
Leasing for FALL 377-2777
"New Luxury Villas**
Fenced yard perfect for pets!
HUGE 1, 2 & 3BRs with W/D
FREE Cable w/HBO/Showtime*
Alarm Tanning from $510
** ELLIE'S HOUSES *-*
Quality single family homes. Walk or bike to
UF. www.ellieshouses.com 352-215-4991 or
212 incl. WID Across from UF!
LUXURY! Pets welcome,
Alarm, Available for Fall
Open Weekends 371-7777
SIGN A LEASE, WIN A PS3!
Luxury 1,2, and 3s!
24-Hr Gym*Ask for Fum and'TAM
Leasing NOW and FALL! (352) 335-4455
*NOW LEASING FOR FALL*
1BR $639, 2BR $739, 3BR $929
Great location*Spacious*lncludes some utils
Alarms*Park FREE @ UF*Pets welcome
2/2 & 3/3 townhomes Avail Summer/Fall '07
Cable w/HBO, tanning, gym
Private Dog Park*AII the extras!
Call for specials 377-2801
Get yours before it's gone!
Spacious 1, 2, 3, or 4BR close to UF.
Includes water, sewer, 2 pools,
On-site laundry, gym, & we love pets!
Call 376-2507 or www.BivensCove.com
THE LUXURY YOU WANT...
AT THE PRICE YOU NEED
Remodeled HUGE 2 & 3 Beds
Cable*W/D*Tanning* We Love Pets
Why spend more? 372-8100
***MOVE IN TODAY**
2 & 3 bedrooms Available Now.
HUGE! 1.3 miles to UF!
ALL pets welcome!
Be the BIGGEST on the block!
1 or 2bdr this FALL. We love ALL pgs!
Pool, Gym, Park @ UF, Bball, Tennis
Call 4 Specials! 352-332-7401
60 sec walk to UF. Short term avail. 1 or 2
rooms $425 & up. Call 352-538-2181 4-
We Love Pets
1,2,&3 BR Flats w/Screened Porches
FREE Alarm*FREE Tanning*W/D
Gated Entry*Cyber Cafe*Pool w/ Sundeck
24hr Gym & Sauna*Only 1.5 miles to UF
Hurry, they won't last long**372-0400
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18, ALLIGATOR m WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14,2007
Q For Rent
- 1 unfurnished
Live at a Legend!
The Polos of Gainesville
will give you the best college experience
with vicious Apartments, Three Pools
with Jacuzzis, HUGE Gym, Billiards Room,
and many more amenities! Minutes from UF,
shopping and Shands. On all major RTS
bus routes. All at a rate that won't break
your bank! Call now for specials: 335-7656
Affordable & Quiet Living
-1 & 2 BR Apartments-
PClose to UF and Shands,
Butler Plaza, Great Dining
$549-$835 Call 376-1248
We do! Currently leasing
1,2,3, & 4BRs for FALL
Pool, Alarm, Free UF Parking!
MINUTES FROM UF!!!
3/3's from only $486 per Bdrm
4/4's from only $452 per Bdrm
FREE Cable w/ HBO/ SHOWTIME
FREE Tanning, 24hr Fitness Center
Ask About our Huge 2/2.5 Townhouses
Convenient Bus Route!
FORGET YOU HAVE ROOMMATES!
Huge 4BR townhomes w/W/D. 1662 sq.ft.
FREE gym membership and FREE cable!
1,2 & 3 BRs for Now/Fall.
Pool, gym, New Ceramic Tile
ONLY 1.3 miles to UF
Live in Luxury
*Leasing Now and Jan!*
Ind. Lease* All Inclusive
SSign a lease, Win a PS3!
Luxury 2/2 and 3/2!
24-Hr Gym*Furn Avail
Leasing Now and Fall! 367-9910
1st MONTH FREE
1 BR Villas Starting @ $499. Please call: 352-
375-3077 or 352-373-2818 4-25-72-2
BIG AND CHEAP
-2/1.5 apt 1100 sq ft $595
3/2 apt 1300 sq ft $695
1800 NW 4th St. Over 20 houses also
available 373-4423 www.maximumre.com
Furnished apartments close to UF
Individual bedroom leases
Photos, Virtual Tours, Specials
3BR/2BATriplex-1 block from campus.
Major reduction in rent
to lease up immediately
Looking Glass Apartments
111 NW 16th St. Office 376-1111
2BR/2BA for rent, W/D, all appliances, $475/
room + sec dep, call Anna 407-448-0573
$3751mo 1 or 2 bed "Iris House"
Close to downtown & UF, fresh paint,
new carpet, bath & kitchen upgrades.
Pet friendly, see photos & info @
Q For Rent
Cakes and Pies and Golden Fries!
Ventura has a nice surprise!
Let us pay $200 of your January Rent!
2 bedrooms available
Pets welcome/Open Saturdays
1902 SW 42nd Way
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-
Available after March 1,
Walk to campus.
Studios $325 to $395
1 bd $375 & $395
Gore-Rabell Realty 378-1387
2BR Wood floors
Across from UF!
Open weekends and late
MOVE IN TODAY
Walk to UF!
Studios & 1 bedrooms
From only $699
Open Weekends 371-7777
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-
EXCLUSIVE DOWNTOWN APARTMENTS!
BRAND NEW LUXURY NOW LEASING!
Wood Flrs*Stainless Steel Appliances*W/D
Designer Studios*1 BRs*3 BR Townhouses
BE THE ENVY OF ALL YOUR FRIENDS!
GOING FAST-SIGN TODAY! 338-0002
HOUSES! I to4BRs $450 $1500, all close
to UF & on bus routes, WID hookups,
hardwood, central AC, porches, pets OK,
see photos @ rentalworkshop.com 870-
1 & 2 bed cottages & apts. $500/mo.
Central AC, W/D hookups, close to down-
town & UF, cute A MUST SEE! See photos
& info @ www.rentalworkshop.com 352-
870-0904, 318-4553 2-14-16-2
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
We're Special! Call to find out why!
2BR, 3BR or 4BR. Move in today & save $$!
376-2507 or www.bivenscove.com
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. 2100
NW 8th Ct. Call 339-2342 for directions.
Other house available for Aug 1st: $1375/
BLOCKS TO UFO3BR houses from $1400
04BR houses from $160003BR patio
homes from $130004BR patio homes from
$16000 1-2BR apts from $475 Ample park-
ing. DalyProperties.com, Carol 377-3852
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
S For Rent
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
PET'S PARADISE No app or pet fee.
Townhome. 2BR/1.5BA. Privacy fence,
modern appliances. CH/AC 1000 SDW 59th
Terr. Leave detailed message 352-331-2099
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
CLOSEST TO CLASS
2BR/2BA available for Fall
111 NW 16th St. #1. Call 376-1111
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 NW 39th St. Call for directions.
Avail August 1. Very nice 4BR/2BA house
on large private lot, back deck, fireplace,
garage, washer/dryer provided, ceramic
tile floors. Alarm system 2606 NW 34th St.
$1400/MO 339-2342 2-14-10-2
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
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
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
1 BR/1 BA 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
1 BR/1 BA 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
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
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-
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-
Studios and 1 bedrooms
Across from UF Avail Fall
Wood floors, pets ok
Open late and weekends
l For Rent
KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY
Luxury Downtown Living
Brand new, now available, 1BR/1BAs
Wood floors, W/D, walk to UF.
Call 352-494-6589 2-19-5-2
KELLER WILLAMS REALTY
Quiet area, great bus route or
Walk/bike to campus 2BR/2.5BA,
Wood floors, W/D, huge master BR w/pool
view. Call 352-494-6589 2-19-5-2
SW 20th AVE CONDO
2BR/2.5BA. Perfect for Roommates.
Pool, bus route, W/D, $800/mo
2/2 Town Homes & 3/3 Flats
FREE Water *Cable Tanning* Gym
JRoomate match available
Leasing Now/Fall 379-9255
BEAUTIFUL 1/1 APT. IN DUCKPOND!
Lots of windows, hardwood floors, new cen-
tral AC/H, carport, huge yard. Pets ok. $465,
AvailApril or later. 870-6046 2-20-5-2
Sublease 1BR/1BA in a 2BR/2BA @
Homestead on 34th St. February rent al-
ready paid!! Move in now. Reffiis $375/mo.
Please be sure to have a guarantor. Contact
John @407-257-2030 2-21-23-3
Sublease ASAP at Campus Lodge
Contact 305-898-6651 2-23-20-3
Need a Place FAST?
SShort 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
Luxurious, spacious room in 3/3 apt. Fully
fum, internet, close to campus. Wonderful
roommates. Hidden Lake Apt. Female
roommate needed, email: email@example.com.
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-
Summer Sublease 1BR/1 BA in a 3BR/3BA-
townhouse style apt. $360/mo + 1/3 elec &
intemet. W/D. Free cable & water. On bus rte.
#12. Greenwich Green. Call 561-602-6589
Lexington Crossing Apartments
1/1 in a 3/3. Great roommates.
New carpet. Furnished. All util. incl.
'Avail Summer 2007 Only $350/mo neg.
Female Sublease@ The Landings
2BR/2BA in 3BR/3BA. Fully furnished
Everything incl. May to Aug. $495/mo
Call Jennifer @321-287-6590 2-16-5-3
1 MIN FROM UF!
Summer Sublease $400/mo + utilities OBO.
Located 1 block from the Swamp Restaurant.
At least 2 rooms available. Call 941-380-
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LARGE 1BR THE POLOS Apr 1 Jul 31. I
will pay $300 fee. Pets ok. Rent $600/mo.
Bus routes 9 & 35. Screened patio. Fitness
center, pool, computer lab, tanning salon &
more. Call Jason 219-1826 3-20-21-3
1BR SUBLEASE DOWNTOWN!
Avail March 4 fully furnished, steps away
from coffee shops, good eats, bars. Arlington
Square. firstname.lastname@example.org 2-19-5-3
2BR/2BA in 4BR/4BA starting May @
Lexington Crossing. Fully furnished, utilities.
& cable included. Females only. Call 305-
815-2456 or 239-770-4623 2-19-5-3
Female sublese at the Estates available
Mar 1. Lease ends 7/31/07. Close to UF'
1BR/1BA in 3BR/3BA. $539 all included &
furnished. $500 REBATE. Call 407-620-2864
or LLudwig@cfl.rr.com 2-26-10-3
Luxury 2BR/2.5BA townhouse @ Hampton
Oaks next to mall. $824. Avail March. Last
month FREE. Jet tub, washer, dryer, dish-
washer, alarm, overhead microwave. 352-
Roommate Matching HERE
Oxford Manor 377-2777
The Landings 336-3838
The Laurels 335-4455
Hidden Lake 374-3866
Female roommate for one/two female UF
students. Quiet. Responsible. 60 second
walk to UF. Old house charm with all ameni-
ties. Avail Now. $400 up. 352-538-2181 .Lv
message. Private Owner 4-25-72-4
FEMALE ROOMMATES NEEDED
(2) for 4/2.5 new townhouse, 10 min from
UF by car or bus, all included $425 954-557-
MOVE IN NOW!!!
Female roommate for furnished 4BR/4BA.
$499/mo all included. Call Jessica 305-510-
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
Roommate needed in 3BR house, 10-15 min
from UF and SFCC. Rent is $350 plus 113
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-
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-
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
1 Female needed to share 2BR/1.5 BA.
15 minutes to UF campus
Includes TV and water fee. Unfurnished.
$325/MO 352-870-9437 or 352-870-9435 or
QUIET ROOM AVAILABLE
Grad student preferred. $500/mo. No smok-
ing. No pets. 352-373-8545 3-1-20-4
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
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: email@example.com, Call 335-9712
Female roommate wanted with 2 girls in 3/3.
Have own room and full bath, share living
room & kitchen. $500/mo. Security gate &
alarm. Call 262-6407 2-15-10-4
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on Archer Road. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or
Home to share beautiful 4 BR, 2 BA 10 min
from UF. Den,DR,Kit,W/D. Lg pvt backyard
off NW 34th St. $495/mo (util/wireless incl).
Share w/ PhD student. Robby 386.852.9247
email@example.com 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
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
Female student preferably graduate to share
2BR/1BA apt. $275/mo + 1/2 utils. Call 256-
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
Master BR avail in huge home. 2 profs
need mature 3rd. Digital, wireless, W/D,
yard. service, 2 bus routes, quiet area.
SW Gainesville. Avail Mar-Jul $450 +utils.
1BR/1BA apt available for sublease imme-
diately until Jul 31st 2007 in a beautiful apt
complex Sunbay. $425/month. Feb rent
free. No deposit required. Please contact:
Babu @ 208-220-1820, firstname.lastname@example.org
1/2 of a cabin on 20 acres. Newberry
lakefront. Must have pet. Grad students/
professors. $300/mo + utils 330-329-8834
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NEAR UF AT AFFORDABLE PRICES.
SEARCH HERE OR RECEIVE A FREE
AND COMPLETE LIST VIA E-MAIL. Visit
www.mattpricerealtor.com or Call Today,
352-281-3551, Matt Price, Campus Realty.
Newly renovated 1 & 2 BR units starting
at $99,900 (as-is at $86,900). Steps from
Shands, VA, Dental School, New Cancer
Center & more! Visit mmparrish.com/serv_
constructionl5.cfm or Call 352.372.5375.
* A peaceful, sophisticated -lifestyle. 1, 2 & 3
BR luxury townhomes in pool community
with many amenities. Priced from $159,700.
g Great upgrades and bonuses available. Call
352.377.4977 or visit MagnoliaPlaceTowndo
U II Real Estate
Caii z a be I I.
Completely renovated 1, 2 & 3 BR condos
literally across 34th Street from campus. Visit
www.cazabella.com or Call 352.373.3583.
Pre-Construction Pricing next to campus
Oxford Terrace II Walk to UF from a brand
new condol www.oxfordterrace.com. Call
Eric Leightman with Action Real Estate
1BR 3 blocks to UF & Shands. Newly re-
modeled, central A/C, W/D, luxury kitchen,
tile/Pergo, DW, very clean & private, big
BR, ample parking, first floor, on bus route.
$105,000. 352-362-6410 2-19-35-5
Would-You Like to Live Near UF?
Stop Renting, BUY NOW!
Free List ofAvailable Condos
Campus Realty 336-3900 3-8-40-5
Woud You Like to Live Near UF?
Stop Renting, BUY NOW!
Free List of Available Homes
Campus Realty 336-3900 3-8-40-5
houses, condos, land & any other real estate.
Can close in 3 days, all cash. 727-560-6081
FSBO mile from UFI
Awesome 3BR/2BA house
Comply renovated, sep liv/fam rm
Reduced to sell at $219,000
1617 NW 10th Terr. 352-538-7879
NEW 1 & 2BR Condos Starting at $159K
By UF. Gated. Covered, assigned parking
Matt & Tiffany Thomas Realtors
Bosshardt Realty Services, Inc.
352-494-0194 & 352-316-5556
ckR'o0 5yar e
Cotd ooM I v/sq
BRAND NEW CONSTRUCTION 3
BLOCKS FROM UF. Classic New Orleans
appeal with state-of-the-art luxury.
20 units still available. Prices starting in the
Mid-$200's. Call Eric Wild at 870-9453
Need to buy or sell you home/condo? Call
Kate Wallis, ERA Trend Realty, 352-359-
--112 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
2/2 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.
2 4/4 condos close to UF.
Oxford Terrace & Countryside.
Great investments. Great locations.
Great living. Owner financing available.
I Ell Real Estate
C o1 N M I N I U 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!
Buy NOW! Free list of new condos.
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.
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
convto Shands/UF. $139,900.352-246-5958
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 long! 2-15-5-5
1BR/1BA NW Condo
3/2 Condo, Renovated w/new ceramic tile,
carpet, paint, lights, and more! W/D incl.
Sparrow Condominiums on Tower Rd.. On
bus route. $122,900 352-262-1135 2-27-
Reduced SW 2BR/1 BA
1986 12x 60 Oak Park Village. 1-5
All appliances +W/D included. $4,500.
BED QUEEN $100 ORTHOPEDIC
Extra thick, pillow-top, mattress & box. Name
brand, new, still in plastic. Call 352-372-7490
will deliver. 4-25-72-6
BED FULL SIZE $75 ORTHOPEDIC
Pillow-top mattress & box. New, unused, still
in plastic w/warranty. Can deliver. Call 352-
MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT $350
Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must
sell. Can deliver. Retail $2300. 352-372-
BED KING $170 PILLOWTOP
mattress & box springs. Orthopedic rated.
Name brand, new, never been used, in
plastic with warranty. Call 352-372-8588 Can
CHERRY SLEIGH BED solid with Pillowtop
Mattress & Box. All new still boxed.,Cost
$1500, sacrifice $550 352-333-7516
Sofa $175 Brand new in pkg 333-7516
BEDROOM SET. 7pc Cherry, Queen/ king
bed, dresser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, chests
avail. Dovetail const. New, in boxes. Can de-
liver. Retail $6500, must sell; sacrifice $1400
(352) 372-7490 4-25-72-6
SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather.
Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail
$2650. Sacrifice $750. Call 352-377-9846
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-
20, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14,2007
20, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2007
FUTON Solid oak mission-style frame w/
mattress. New, in box. $140 332-9899
DINETTE SET 5pc $85 Brand new in box.
Never used. 352-377-9846 4-25-72-6
**BEDS ALL BRAND NEW"
**Full $80 Queen $100 King $170**
Orthopedic pillow-top sets. Brand name
matching sets not used or refurbished. Still
in plastic, direct from factory! 352-333-7516.
BED- QLEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mat-
tress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand
new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver.
$100 352-377-9846. 4-25-72-6
Bed-All New King! 3pc Orthopedic pillowtop
mattress set. Brand NEW, still in plastic with
warranty. Can deliver. $170 352-333-7516.
BEDROOM SET- $300 BRAND NEW
Stil in boxes! 6 pieces include: Headboard,
2 Nightstands, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must
sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 4-25-72-6
FUTON $60 Solid Oak Mission Style. With
plush mattress $140. All.brand NEW still in
box. Can deliver. 352-333-7516 4-25-72-6
Pool Table Gorgeous 8" All wood table.
Leather pockets, Italian 1" slate, carved legs.
Brand new still in crate. MUST SELL Retail
$5500. Sell $950. Can deliver 352-377-9846
Hot Tub/Spa $1295 Brand New Loaded!
Waterfall, LED lights, cupholders, 110-v
energy efficient with warranty. Free delivery,
MUST SELL 352-372-8588 4-25-72-6
Bed-FULL size pillowtop mattress & box.
New, in plastic, warr. Can del. $80 317-4031
Sofa $185 Brand new! Love seat $150 still in
pkg. Can del 352-333-7516
BEDS FURNITURE FUTONS
LOW PRICES & LARGE SELECTION
Dumas Discount 371-4422 1201 E. Univ. Av.
New Used 0 Buy Sell 4-25-72-6
BED SETS CLOSEOUTS
Sealed in plastic Twin sets $89. Full sets
$129. Queen sets $149. King sets $189. 352-
376-0953 or 352-378-6005 4-25-72-6
MEMORY FOAM- Same as Temperpedic
Save 50% & more. Other closeouts. Twin
sets $89. Full sets $129. Queen sets $149.
King sets $189. Student discounts apply.
4370 SW 20th Ave. 376-0953 We Deliver!
S*Beds OFull mattress & boxspring sets $49
Queen sets $89 *Single sets$39 *King
sets $99 *from estate sale. 376-0939/378-
6005 Call-A-Mattress 4370 SW 20th Ave.
BEDS FUTONS FURNITURE
Quality furniture at reasonable prices.
Morrells Furniture Outlet,
140 NW 6th St. 352-378-3400
Shop ONLINE at www.morrellsfurniture.com
Color TV 19" $40 0 La-Z-Boy recliner $40 *
full size bed $50 large dresser, solid wood
$75 0 queen size bed $60 *AIWA stereo w/
cd $60 0 old magazines -Aero Digest 1945-
1953 over 50 $95 335-5326 2-23-25-6
CASH PAID For Laptops
Power Supplies & Drives.
Joel wwW'pcrecycle.biz 4-25-72-7
vmA t ComputEr 1leEi
Computer Help! Now!
Computer Help PastA+ Computer Geek
House/Dorm 59 min response. No waiting/
unplugging/hassels. $30 Gator discount w/
ID. Certified MCSE Technicians. 333-8404.
Macs, Furniture, Guitar, Mor
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www.adbiz.com/4sale/ to see pix and price
Street Fighter 2 in excellent shape. Set on
free play, but has coin mechs. 352-219-1166
I] Motorcycles, Mopeds 2-19-5-11
352.219,280 .. SOaOER,,
4-25-72-7 ** SCOOTERS **
- Computer/laptop repair
- Virus, spyware, hardware
- Fix it for $44
-Home/dorm 352-219-2980 4-25-72-7
COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS
We buy computers and laptops
Working and Non-working
378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street
Microsoft Certified Professional here to
address all of your computer and home net-
working needs. Free estimate. References
available. Don't hesitate. Call 352-226-5151
DATA RECOVERY & Forensic Analysis
Professional, Reliable Work
Law Enforcement Officer
BS Degree, A+ Certified Technician
DataTriangle.com, 352-231-3300 5-15-73-7
Computer Problems? Certified Computer
Techs and Microsoft Certified Engineers
ready to help you ON SITE, We speak
Spanish. The Computer Rescue 352-246-
New computer HP printer. All-in-one (printer/
scanner/copier), desk and chair @ $900.
Contact Denise 505-0078 2-19-5-7
* l Bicycles
NEW & USED BIKES FOR SALE
WE REPAIR ALL BRANDS
Best Prices in Town*
SPIN CYCLE 373-3355
424 W UNIV AVE (DOWNTOWN)
*I For Sale
Private, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF
Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-538-
2181. Can leave mssg. 4-25-72-10
Books by Bob Brackin
Visit my website
UF SURPLUS EQUIPMENTAUCTIONS
bikes, computers, printers, vehicles and
more. All individuals interested in bidding
go to: http://fa.ufl.edulam/surplus/onlinel
Engagement ring for sale
ict. 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-
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SALES, SERVICE, PARTS
Many Brands Available 518 SE 2nd St.
Scooters from $899. Largest selection from
KYMCO, Daelim, Hyosung, Adly, Go-Ped,
Schwin, others. 2 yr warrantees.
3550 SW 34th St 338-8450 solanocycle.com
*****New Scooters 4 Less*****
Providing excellent service and
new scooters at great prices!
1901 NW67th Place, 336-1271
NEW website www.NS4L.com
We have moved to a temp. location as we
await the completion of our new state of the
art facility. We still have new scooters start-
ing at $1199. lyr Warranties. We also service
ALL brands of scooters. Pickup Available.
Low Labor Rates. Free estimates. 376-6275
New Scooters 4 Less has LOW rates and
services on any scooter. Pickup/drop off
avail. $19.99 oil change and tune ups.
Call us! 336-1271 4-25-72-11
534 SW4th Ave. Largest Selection of
E-bikes, Scooters, Accessories and More!!
Best Prices and Customer Service!!
*000*000 CASH PAID 000*0000
For MOTORCYCLES OR SCOOTERS
Newer or Older Running or Not
Fast & Convenient Free Pick Up
Call today 352-441-0442
'05 Yamaha Zuma Scooter
Excellent Condition. Practically Brand New.
Asking $1700 OBO. 904-509-3060 2-15-
2005 Vespa Granturimso 200L Scooter
Vintage green, mint! 200cc, 1k miles, disc
brakes, windshield, trunk, matching helmet,
floormat. $4200 352-846-1374-wk,
Scooter Maintenance Packages!
Buy all of your scooter maintenance in a
2 or 4 year package & save $! Check out
NS4L.com or call 336-1271 for more info!
Buy A New Scooter 0 Buy A Used Scooter
All on one site! Check the website or call
336-1271 for more info! 4-25-54-11
2006 Verucci Scooter
1200 mi. 55 mph. 70mpg. Runs good.
Blue $700 Call 352-262-3662 2-16-5-11
Sll| Motorcycles, Mopeds] j
e 99 YAMAHA R6 Grand Op
eat A good bike in great condition. 9400- SunriseA
ces! miles/blue/frame sliders. Email for pics 3630 N M
email@example.com. I am asking $4200 OBO. 352-375-
Call Jim 352-572-6608 2-26-10-11 Buy Here
New 50cc moped selling at $895.
New 150cc moped sellingat $1195.
Mini chopper $495
6501 SWArcher Rd. Phone 384-1635
*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 BuyOSellOTrade
Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes
Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars
3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com
CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150
OVER 50 IMPORTS UNDER $10,000
SELECT MOTOR CAR
THE YELLOW BUILDING
2715 N MAIN 377-1616
$500! POLICE IMPOUNDS!
HONDAS, CHEVYS, TOYOTAS, ETC.
For listings 800-366-9813 ext 4622
, Pay Here 4-25-72-12
Sunrise Auto Sales
3630 N. Main St.
No credit check
Bring W-2s and Drive home today.- 4-25-
Sunrise Auto Sales
$2000 off all financed vehicles
Warranty available -
Wide selection of vehicles 4-25-72-12
Sun City Auto Sales
2306 NE Waldo Rd
Buy Here, Pay Here
No credit check 4-25-72-12
Sun City Auto Sales
Bring W-2s & drive home today
Wide selection of vehicles
$2000 off all financed vehicles 4-25-72-12
JUNK CARS HAULED AWAY!
00* FREE e FREE 0 FREE* FREESOS
MUST HAVE TITLE! METRO GNV ONLY!
CALL DON 215-7987 4-25-72-12
Used Cars Sale & trade
See our inventory!
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CARS FROM $29/MO!
Hondas Chevys 0 Jeeps and more!
$0 Down, 36 Months @ 8.5% apr.
For listings call 800-366-9813 ext 9765
2001 Plymouth Neon
4 door, A/C, automatic. Great condition, runs
great, excellent tires, 111k mi. $3400/OBO.
Call 352-327-2689 2-16-7-12
Jeep Wrangler X 4x4 RED
2002 Miles 26,252 6 cyl 4.0, CD/AM/FM, Tilt/
Cruise, A/C, Air Bags, new ALT Tires, Tow
package, running boards, fog lamps $14,995
Call 352-246-5785 2-23-10-12
4 cyl, 4 dr, SDLX. BIk, 1 car owner, very good
condition. $17,000. u transfer title, Credit
Union or own choice. Open to negotiation.
MAZDA B2300, 1994
5 speed, Brown w/topper and toolbox,
Aswsome stereo system, Runs great. $2000.
FIRM 352-328-8128 Gainesville 2-20-5-12
01 Wanted 1
THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY
NEEDS VOLUNTEER DRIVERS
Transport patients to/from treatments
Must have valid driver's license,
safe driving record & attend training session.
Call 352-376-6866 ext 114 for more info.
LOCAL ARTIST NEEDS:
Gold Diamonds Gems Class Rings
ETC Top Cash $$$ or Trade *
OZZIE'S FINE JEWELRY 373-9243. 8-15-
UF GRAD PAYS MORE
for gold jewelry, scrap gold, Rolex, dia-
monds, guitars, etc. Top $$$. Get my offer
before you sell! Call Jim 376-8090 or 222-
(DOB 01110/65); 5'09",
175 lbs, Black Hair,
Felony Violation of Probation
Warrant for Sale of Cocaine
Within 1000 Ft of a Place of
Worship, Possession of
Controlled Substance and
Fabricate or Tamper with
Call (352) 372-STOP
Buying jewelry, gold, diamonds etc.
Top dollar paid. 727-560-6081
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
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Need someone extremely reliable. Need
van, truck or large car. Good pay. 5:00-7:
45 am. Apply at The Alligator office 1105 W.
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Requires walking or biking on campus.
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LIKE TO WORK WITH LUXURY CARS?
Bright? Enthusiastic? Like people? Must be
over 22, stable work history, clean driving re-
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for details. 4-25-72-14
Animal Care Tech looking for hard working
person to work w/ reptiles & rodents. Will
train, PT to start with more hrs possible. Start
at $7.00/hr. Flex hrs. Please call 495-9024
between 9-4 M-F. 4-25-72-14
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Phone survey interviewers wanted. Start
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Students in Accounting, Aviation, Business/
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$Cash on the Spot$ SANDY'S No appt
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800-965-6520 ext 138 4-25-72-14.
Needed for evaluations of
Local Stores, Restaurants and Theaters
Flexible Hours, Training Provided
Call 1-800-585-9024 ext 6254
$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
S "1 Help Wanted
Gator Domino's is growing again. We are
looking for career oriented team mem-
bers. Now hiring Assistant Managers and
future GMs. $8.35-$9.40/hr for Managers
in training. GMs $40k+. Send resumes
to Freddie@gatordominos.com or call
Ann at 352-318-9650. Learn more at
GREAT PAY FOR THOSE WHO STAY! Park
Place Car Wash is looking for hard workers
for all positions. Cashiers (fullday availability)
& line workers (AM 8:30-1 & PM 12-6 shifts
avail) 15-40hrs-your choice. Great work envi-
ronment. Apply in person. 7404 NW4th Blvd.
Across from Home Depot. No calls please
POLITICAL CALL CENTER
Phone reps needed ASAP for Political
Campaigns. Base hourly rate + bonus.
371-5888 ext. 111 or 4112 NW 22nd Dr. 4-
EARN $60 THIS WEEK!
Donate Plasma & Save a Life
Best part-time job you'll ever have
Bring this Ad and Earn an
Extra $5 on Your 2nd Donation.
DCI Biologicals 150 NW 6th St
000 SOCCER COACHESO*
needed for GSA rec and camp youth teams.
Experience required. License preferred for
comp. For info:
firstname.lastname@example.org or 379-5979
Leasing Consultant, PT
Sales & customer service exp.
OGet Paid & Have Fun *Flexible Hours &
Competitive $ *Sales Experience Required
*eBay Experience a plus *Resume To
University of Florida
Survey Research Center
408 W University Ave. suite 106
Apply Mon-Fri 9am-9pm
392-2908 ext. 105
BONUS + Paid Training
Spanish/English bilingual speakers
Telephone Interviewing NO SALES
Sales/Leasing Specialist Part-time and Full-
time professional sales positions in local
management co. Fax resume, cover letter
& avail schedule to 352-376-6269 or email
Sun Country Sports is hiring gymnastics,
tumbling, office, bookkeeping, rockwall, sum-
mer camp and more. Applications avail @
www.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 UE. Psychology Bldg, call 392-
0601 x297, visit www.psych.ufl.edu/~locey/
smokers.mht for more info. 4-25-70-14
Potential earnings $14-$20/hr! Make your
own schedule. Fun environment, great op-
portunity. For info contact Jason 379-3663.
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
Paid survey takers needed in Gainesville.
100% FREE to join. Cllick on Surveys. 4-
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!
National Call Center is looking for customer
service representatives all shifts available
30 cwpm, great people skills. Must apply
within 1830 NE 2nd St hours of 9am 4pm.
LA FIESTA MEXICAN RESTAURANT
Hiring hostesses, wait staff, PT/FT cooks,
dishwashers, all positions open. By Oaks
Mall. No phone calls. Apply in person 7038
NW 10th Place between 2 & 5pm everyday.
PROJECT MANAGER TRAINEE
for blind manufacturer & installation co:
Construction exp helpful 352-339-4600 2-
Come have Summer Fun!
Florida Elks Youth Camp
24175 SW 450
7 weeks $2100
June 4 July 21, 2007
www.flelks.org or 1-800-523-1673 ext 251
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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
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.
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.
Earn Extra $
The City of Gainesville is looking for
BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL OFFICIALS
For more info call 352-334-5053 2-15-20-14
Needed at local bar on University Ave. Start
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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2007 u ALLIGATOR, 23
UF freshman factor rattles FAMU in blowout win
By ALEX WEINTRAUB
UF baseball coach Pat McMahon
said his team will rely heavily on
freshmen this season.
Based on the first few games, that
might not be such a bad thing.
After freshman right-hander
Billy Bullock turned in a stellar,
scoreless start on Sunday, lefty
Kevin Chapman followed with an-
other freshman gem Tuesday night
in a 15-1 victory against Florida
Chapman threw five scoreless
innings, allowing only one hit and
striking out four in his first colle-
"I had a lot of-adrenaline,"
Chapman said. "I threw fastballs
and curveballs and both of them
were working pretty good.
"The curveballs definitely fooled
them a little bit."
But it wasn't just the Gators'
pitching that stood out.
The hitters also got in on the fun,
smacking three home runs and reg-
istering 19 hits on the night.
Each of the nine starters came up
with at least one hit.
The squad's bats were on fire
from the start.
In the bottom of the first, leadoff
man Jon Townsend sent the first
pitch down the left-field line for a
Then, freshman center fielder
Matt den Dekker clobbered the next
pitch over the right-field wall onto
Stadium Road for a home run.
UF hitters continued to add runs
in every inning except the second.
The Gators chased Rattlers
starter Chad Smith out of the game
by the third inning.
"It was a team effort," said third
baseman Clayton Pisani, who fin-
ished the night three of four with
a home run, a double and two RBI.
"Guys were moving runners and
getting it done."
Townsend was a key contributor
on the night as well, going three for
six with an RBI and a run.
"It was a team effort. Guys
were moving runners and
getting it done."
UF third baseman
Catcher Cody Neer also added a
homer, his second of the year.
The bullpen pitched in some
help, allowing one run on two hits
in four innings worth of work..
The bullpen blew the shutout in
the eighth, only the second earned
run allowed by the. relievers all
It was also the first run the team
gave up since the ninth inning of
Saturday's game against Virginia
"I felt it (the bullpen) performed
extremely well," McMahon said.
"They've moved into a position to
get it done and we're pleased about
About the only thing the Gators
had trouble with on the night was
The team left 13 on base.
The squad now turns its atten-
tion to its weekend contest against
rival No. 5 Miami.
Tim Casey/ Alligator Staff
UF freshman pitcher Kevin Chapman delivers a pitch in the fifth inning of the Gators' 15-1 win against
Florida A&M on Tuesday at McKethan Stadium. Chapman threw five shutout innings in his first start.
Gators fall at Illinois
By PHIL KEGLER
With a blizzard putting 15
inches of snow on the ground, the
UF men's tennis had an excuse to
cancel its match against Illinois
on Tuesday night.
Instead, the team agreed to.
play the match indoors, and even
though the No. 7 Fighting Illini
(6-1) handed the No. 8 Gators (3-
1) their first loss of the season, UF
isn't giving any excuses.
"Illinois is better than we are,"
Jackson said. "We knew that go-
ing in, no matter the conditions.
We know there are some things
we can do, and that's why we
have a chance to pull upsets like
against Baylor (on Feb. 4)."
UF's No. 1 doubles tandem de-
feated Kevin Anderson and Ryan
Rowe, last year's NCAA doubles
champions, 8-4 to start the match
in UF's favor.
Nestor Briceno and Billy
Mulligan, playing together for the
first time this season, followed
with an 8-2 loss.
With the doubles point com-
ing down to a freshman duo, Dan
Cash and Geoffrey Barton fell
behind after having their serve
broken twice, and couldn't catch
up in a 8-6 loss.
The singles results weren't
much better for the Gators.
Senior Jordan Dolberg lost
6-2, 6-1 to GD Jones in the No.
4 singles match. No. 60 Briceno
also lost in straight sets, falling
6-2, 6-0 to Ruben
Gonzales at the
No. 3 spot.
No. 83 Marc
Jackson 6-4. win against
Mulligan in the
No. 5 match.
Jesse Levine continued his
undefeated tear at the No. 1 spot
with a 7-6, 6-4 win against No. 23
Anderson to get the Gators on the
board. No. 16 Ouellette proceed-
ed to lose 7-6, 6-3 to No. 11 Rowe.
Barton was the only Gators
player to win a set in singles play,
earning a 7-5 victory in the first
A super-set tiebreaker was
forced when Barton lost the sec-
ond set 7-6, and Illinois' Brandon
Davis took the tiebreaker as well
for a 5-7, 7-6, 1-0 (10-7) victory.
Team, individual records in sight
BASKETBALL, from page 24
rim and then throw it back out and shoot a three.
I think a lot of college coaches at that time felt like
the 3-point line was going to destroy the game."
But Pitino knew the line would change the
game forever, so he made sure his players were
ready to defend it.
"Our first six Big East opponents did not even
make a 3-point shot, against us," Donovan said.
"Could you imagine playing six SEC games and
not giving up one 3-point shot?"
Donovan has carried those principles to the
Gators, who have dominated the line recently.
The Gators not only lead the conference of-
fensively in 3-point percentage, but they're also
ranked first in the SEC in defending the three.
Donovan said he believes the reason for
UF's success defending the arc is because of its
MOTION, from page 24
are more than appropriate, and
Durant has made NBA general
managers think about whether
Greg Oden is a lock to go No. 1
in June's draft.
Durant's ability to take over
a game makes Texas a scary
team that nobody wants to face
in March and has the potential
to make a Carmelo Anthony-
like run through the NCAA
There will be no Cinderella
frontcourt's talent. Donovan has mixed it up
with Al Horford, Joakim Noah and Brewer, al-
lowing them to switch on screens because of their
length and range. As they step farther away from
the basket, they force opponents to shoot over
their giant frames. UF's success with the 3-point
line on both ends has played a key factor in the
Gators' 16-game winning streak.
"Our confidence is really high," Brewer said.
"Everybody is playing some of their best basket-
ball right now."
If UF wins against Alabama it will tie the lon-
gest winning streak in UF history, a record held
earlier this season until a loss against Kansas on
Nov. 25. With a victory tonight, the Gators can
also tie school records for wins (24) and home
wins (16) in a single regular season.
Point guard Taurean Green could add to the
record-setting night, needing just 18 points to
reach 1,000 for his career.
I don't know if parity has set
in or if the talent has dipped,
but a small group has estab-
lished itself as the elite in the
game, paced by the defending
Behind them, UCLA, North
Carolina, Wisconsin, Ohio
State, Kansas and potentially
Texas A&M have all proven
that they have the goods to get
the job done once tournament
time rolls around. UF remains
the odds-on favorite but may
not be sharp once the games
really matter because...
Conference is atrocious.
We know the Gators are the
best and Kentucky can play,
but below the crust the league
It is possible the SEC West,
despite having two teams in the
preseason top 10, won't send a
single team to the NCAA
Tournament. LSU has fallen
off the face of the Earth, and
Alabama mirrors the rest of the
league with wild inconsistency.
The Tide are currently
tied with Mississippi for that
division's lead. -'
I think that about says it all.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2007
By JENNA MARINA
Alligator Staff Writer
UF coach Billy Donovan calls it the greatest equal-c
izer in college basketball
The top-ranked Gators (23-2, 10-0 Southeastern o
Conference) have done their part to make sure of it.
"We take pride in stopping the 3-point line," l
forward Corey Brewer said. "Everybody was like, fo
'Kentucky's just missing shots,'
but we had a little bit to do with it.
We put hands in their face and we ; -
didn't give anything easy."
The Wildcats' sub-par 3-pointi
Men's shooting on Saturday just 3 of 22
Basketball was the latest in a series of con-
quests courtesy of the Gators.
UF has limited its last five opponents to 19.1 per-
cent from 3-point range and will look to continue that
trend when it hosts No. 25 Alabama (18-6, 5-5 SEC)
tonight at 8.
"(Guarding the 3-point line) is one of the most dif-
ficult things to do because you've got to be prepared
sometimes to give up some 2-point shots," Donovan
said. "The problem is when you give up easy shots,
If anyone understands the importance of the 'N-
3-point line, it's Donovan, who was a senior at
Providence in 1986 when it was installed in college
basketball. Donovan credits his former coach, Rick
Pitino, for stressing the value of the arc.
"I think one of the reasons he was so ahead of
his time was because he coached in the NBA for two
years, so he understood the importance of the 3-point
line," Donovan said. "This was a strange concept for Kim Klement/ Alligator
most people driving the ball 2 feet in front of the Forward Corey Brewer drives past Kentucky's Joe Crawford during the
SEIE BASKETBALL, PAGE 23 Gators' 64-61 win against the Wildcats on Saturday in Lexington, Ky.
Early success primes Gators for Bulls
By KARL HYPPOLITE
After a long weekend in Tempe, Ariz.,
the UF softball team (4-1) is looking for-
ward to playing in-state rival South Florida
in a double-header today at Tampa.
The Gators have defeated the No. 22
Bulls in six of their past seven meetings, but
UF doesn't expect victory to come easy.
"South Florida going to the Super
Regionals last year against UCLA is go-
ing to be very good, very tough," UF coach
Tim Walton said. "I love the way Coach
(Ken) Eriksen has those kids tuned up and
ready to play every year."
Pitcher Stacey Stevens said UF feels
they're playing a mirror image of itself
when it suits up against USE
"We're going to be very similar," she
"Sometimes when you need
runs you've got to go out there
and create something."
UF softball coach
said. "There may not be one standout per-
son, whether it be in the circle or the field,
but it'll be a very competitive game it'll
be very gritty."
UF pitcher Stacey Nelson may be devel-
oping into that standout player in the circle,
After striking out 22 batters in Tempe,
Nelson has surprised her coach.
"She's gotten stronger, faster and men-
tally tougher," Walton said. "I saw her
throw against Oregon, and I looked out
from the end of the dugout where I was sit-
ting and was like, have not seen this kid
Walton hadn't seen that Nelson pitch
before. Nelson spent the off-season work-
ing on several pitches, expanding her rep-
ertoire and making her unhittable at times.
"Last year I was primarily inside, out-
side," she said. "This year I'm working up
and down, which is making my inside, out-
side pitches work that much better."
One unsung hero is Ashley Harris.
The All-Southeastern Conferences sec-
ond-team soccer star has given UF a spark
as a pinch runner.
Harris stole four bases last weekend and
scored the Gators' first run of the season.
"Sometimes when you need runs
you've got to go out there and create some-
thing," Walton said of Harris.
Big 12 shines,
SEC mired in
s college basketball dives into
the final few weeks of the
regular season, there are many
things about this year that have become
I now hold these truths to be self-evi-
Mario Boggan is a beast.
I took a trip to Stillwater, Okla., last
weekend and sat four rows behind
Oklahoma State's bench as the Cowboys
defeated Bob Knight's' Texas Tech squad
in double overtime, and I came away thor-
Dan in Motion
If the name
Boggan sounds fa-
miliar, it should.
He came to UF
in the fall of 2002
looking like some-
one who had been
a bicycle pump,
checking in just
north of 300
He left UF after just one season, begin-
ning a basketball odyssey that led him to
St. Bonaventure before he landed on his
feet at Oklahoma State.
And it was a soft landing, as Boggan
has slimmed down to 240 pounds and has
become a superb all-around player.
Against Texas Tech, Boggan scored
35 points, including the game-winning
3-point play, and hit consecutive second-
half threes to rally the Cowboys from
an 11-point deficit. Earlier in the season,
Boggan scored 30 points in a win against
Pittsburgh and 37 points with 20 boards in
a triple-OT thriller against Texas.
Boggan would be the easy choice for
Big 12 Player of the Year if it weren't for
Kevin Durant is the best player in col-
_And it isn't even dose.
Durant has single-handedly changed
my opinion on players leaving school
early for the NBA.
Truth is, Texas' star freshman shouldn't
even be playing in college. His game is
more than ready for the NBA, but it has
been fun to watch what professional talent
can do in a college environment.
I think the Kevin Gamett comparisons
SEE MOTION, PAGE 23
rT 7 _7
Kentucky (20) 85
North Carolina (4)
* Men's basketball: No. 25 Alabama vs.
No. 1 UF, O'Connell Center, 8 p.m.
* Men's basketball: DBCC vs. SFCC
SFCC Gymnasium, 6 p.m.
SThe UF women's golf team fell
one spot in the second round of the
Northrop Grumman Regional Chal-
lenge on Tuesday. Check the Web site
for updated scores.
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