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VOLUME 100 ISSUE 100 .... ......... THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 15,2007
Parties not sole source of noise complaints
* A RELOCATED DRUM SCHOOL
FACES TENSION AT ITS NEW LOCALE.
By DANIELLE TORRENT
Whether it's a loud vacuum cleaner in
the middle of the night or a chronically
barking dog during the day, Gainesville
residents can find plenty of reasons other Jeffrey Smith, a chi-
than parties to report noise violations. ropractor located in a
For one resident, it's a school for drum- nearby building, has said
ming. 'that the noise is too loud
Studio Percussion, a nonprofit orga- to go unchecked.
nization that offers lessons to percussion "It'll rattle the blinds
groups, is facing complaints for the first in the building it's
time since relocating to the corer of bad," Smith said.
Northwest 10th Avenue and Northwest a Smith said the noise
Sixth Street three years ago. from the dozens of drums affects his busi-
ness, which is why he recently called the
Gainesville Police Department to see what
the noise rules are.
"If noises (can be heard) from more than
200 feet from a building, we would issue a
warning," said GPD spokesman Lt. Keith
Because Smith's office is .less than 200
feet away from Studio Percussion, the po-
SEE NOISE, PAGE 5
for free rings
By JESSICA DaSILVA
To ring in a new tradition, the UF
Alumni Association is holding a contest to
give two students free class rings.
The association is taking submissions
for the "As Gator as it Gets" contest un-
til 5 p.m. today. Applicants must provide
tangible items such as photos or videos
- to prove their Gators pride.
Katie Seay, director of mem-
Student bership and marketing for the
Lfe association, said 16 students
have entered so far.
"We're looking for passionate, enthusi-
astic, crazy Gators," Seay said.
Seay said the association wanted to at-
tach more meaning to UF's signature class
ring, the "Gator Wrap."
The design is about 70 years old, and
the band is fashioned like two alligators
with their mouths open.
A group of judges will review the en-
tries this week and pick a male and female
winner next week. The winners will re-
ceive their prizes at a ceremony in April.
Former UF President Stephen C.
O'Connell designed the rings when he was
Student Body president in the 1930s.
O'Connell's widow, Cynthia, who is
also a member of UF's Board of Trustees,
will speak at the ceremony, Seay said.
* Taurean Green
scored 20 points
-all in the second
half to lead the
No. 1 UF men's
76-67. It put Green
at 1,002 career
points. See story,
Premed group plays Twister by Reitz
By DANIELLE D'OYLEY
Alligator Contributing Writer
A jumble of arms and legs wobbled and
toppled as UF students briefly became contor-
tionists in a Twister tournament Wednesday.
The Twister tournament was held on the
Reitz Union Colonnade from noon to 2:30 p.m.
It was hosted to raise funds for UF's Premed
American Medical Student Association.
"We thought it would be a lot more fun to
have something you can get involved in that
people would actually be drawn to," said
Case Newsom, a UF junior and a co-director
of the committee. "Twister is always a good
"We thought it would be a lot more
fun to have something you can get
involved in that people would actually
be drawn to."
Case Newsom -
Co-director of UF's Premed American Medical .
Student Association AI- i. '
When the event began, it cost $5 to play
unlimited games of Twister.
However, the committee members quickly
began accepting donations instead of turning
"We just had to adapt to get something for
the cause we're working for," Newsom said.
The $100 raised from the event will contrib-
ute to a Medical Technology Forum that will
be held March 25.
It will also help bring more medical tech-
nology to AMSA's student-run Equal Access
Clinic, Newsom said.
The clinic helps those who cannot afford
regular medical care.
Stuffed animals and candy were given to
Andrew Stanfill / Alligator
UF students Roger Orr and Case Newsom play Twister on Wednesday
on the Reitz Union Colonnade.
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2, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 15,2007
Reitz Union Auditorium,
Gustavo Guzmin, the
Bolivian ambassador to the
United States, opens the UE
Center for Latin American
Studies' 56th annual confer-
Mardi Gras Fundraiser
North Lawn, 10 a.m.
I CAN (I Can Aid Now) sells
beads to benefit C.H.A.M.P.S.,
an organization that helps
Medical Sciences Bldg.
Auditorium, 7 p.m.
Black History Month puts
on its annual comedy show,
featuring comedians Damon
Williams and Daron Sanders.
McCarty Hall C, Rm. 100,
The Journalism and
Ambassadors host a work-
shop where beginning jour-
nalism students can learn
how to get involved, find
internships and jobs, and
Reitz Union Game Room,
The Jewish Law Student
Association and the Black
Law Student Association
sponsor a tournament to
raise awareness about the
genocide in Darfur.
Art Lecture and Film
Ham Museum, 6 p.m.
Guest speaker Salem
Mekuria, a Wellesley
College professor, presents
Smell and Taste Seminar
McKnight Brain Institute,
DeWeese Auditorium, noon
Guest speaker Dr. Steven
Hsiao presents. "Neural rep-
resentation of object shape."
FOR EC.. '
Kissing booth raises
Cupid isn't one to kiss and
tell, but on Valentine's Day, he
kissed about 20 UF students.
The Florida Players spon-
sored an event Wednesday on
the Reitz Union Colonnade to
Ryan Ruby, a third-year
theater performance student,
played Cupid and kissed stu-
dents in return for donations.
"I must have kissed at least
20 people already, and four or
five for free," Ruby said.
Ruby, who .has been a
member of the Florida Players
since his freshman year, only
intended to sit in a chair and
ask for kisses. Before he knew
it, wings were strapped on,
a hat was donned, and his
Valentine's Day transforma-
tion was complete, Ruby said.
The Florida Players as-
sistant production manager,
Michelle Karst, said the event
was a success. She estimated
that the group raised about
$100.with the booth.
The Florida Players pro-
duction manager, Danny
Sharron, said it felt great to
spread love and happiness on
"It's amazing how some-
thing so little can brighten
someone's life so much,"
Birthright sign-up begins
Registration for Taglit-
Birthright Israel begins today
at 9 a.m. on the program's
The program sends Jewish
students ages 18 to 26 who
have never been to Israel with
a peer group on a free, 10-day
trip to Israel.
Students can enter their in-
formation on the Web site, pay a
refundable deposit of $250 and
participate in an interview to
confirm they meet the require-
ments to attend the trip, said
Ayala Betzaleli, an Arison Israel
Fellow and a trip leader on UF
Hillel's Winter Break trip:
Students can travel to Israel
- with UF Hillel or with one of
several other organizations that
plans a Taglit-Birthright Israel
"If you go on the Hillel trip,
you can go with people from
UF, and when you come back,
you have a whole new bunch
of friends to hang out with,"
UF Hillel sent two buses to
Israel over Winter Break and
hopes to send three buses this
Aaron Crespin, a UF fresh-
man, was one of 70 students
who went on UF Hillel's trip
"Just go," Crespin said.
"Once you do it, you're not go-
ing to want to leave, and you're
just going to want to go back."
James Yee was arrested in
Jacksonville and imprisoned in
a U.S. Navy brig in Charleston,
S.C. We reported otherwise in
Tuesday's and Wednesday's
Ana Maria Malpartida spent
one month in Switzerland this
summer. We reported otherwise
in Wednesday's Alligator.
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County schools dispense condoms, sex education
* BRAZIL STARTS PROVIDING CON-
TRACEPTIVES TO STUDENTS.
By LAUREN TAPLINGER
Alligator Contributing Writer
Brazil's health ministry vowed Tuesday
to put condom vending machines in schools
as part of an AIDS prevention program, but
health officials in the United States doubt that
furnishing schools with contraception is the
solution to risks associated with irresponsible
Valerie Prince, a sexual health specialist
and student outreach coordinator for the
Student Health Care Center, said people also
need to be educated.
"A dispenser doesn't teach you how to use
a condom or how to make responsible deci-
sions," she said.
Patricia Hughes, health services supervisor
for Alachua County public schools, said the
school district offers contraception and pro-
vides sexual education to students through
the school health departments.
"We give out condoms and we teach them
how to use it," Hughes said.
Prince said that school administrations and
politics control the kind of sexual education
taught on campus. She added that Brazil's
health minister, Agenor Alvares, didn't have-
"We give out condoms and we
teach them how to use it."
Alachua County health services supervisor
full support when he made his decision to
install condom machines in schools.
A comparable situation occurred recently
with Texas Gov. Rick Perry's executive order
requiring sixth-grade girls to be vaccinated
against human papillomavirus, which also
faced opposition, Prince said.
There are. different types of sexual educa-
tion: Abstinence-only curriculums advocate
sexual abstinence before marriage, while hu-
man growth and development curriculums
promote abstinence and also provide informa-
tion about contraception, safer sex and sexual
Hughes said the schools in Alachua
County offer human growth and develop-
Prince said that contraceptive education
doesn't encourage sexual activity but rather
helps' teens delay sexual activity, increase their
contraceptive use and decrease their number
Hughes said she is satisfied with the sexual
education programs in Alachua County. She
credited the school nurses with the success of
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Men await approval for their version of HPV vaccine
By BRITTANY DAVIS
UF's Student Health Care Center will not
vaccinate men against human papillomavi-
rus until the Food and Drug Administration
approves the use of the product for men.
Last summer, Merck & Co. released
Gardasil, a vaccine that reduces the risk of
This vaccine has only been approved for
women between 9 and 26 years old.
Others who want protection against HPV
may have to wait until Merck finalizes its
research and the FDA gives it approval to
sell the drug.
"The FDA wants to find out: Does it
work? And is it safe?" said Dr. Phillip
Barkley, director of the health care center.
Merck spokeswoman Jennifer Allen said
the company is currently researching the ef-
fects of Gardasil on men between 9 and 23
years old, and she expects it to have conclu-
sive data before 2008.
Although no men have inquired about
the shot while Barkley has been at the health
care center, he said a few nurses have had
requests from men.
At least 200 women have been vaccinated
at the health care center, Barkley said.
HPV is a sexually transmitted disease that
infects about 50 percent of sexually active
people during their lives,
S according to the Centers
for Disease Control and
If the product is ap-
Sproved for men, Barkley
said he would recom-
Smend men get vaccinated
because HPV can cause
Barkley genital warts. And men
can pass on the strains that cause cervical
cancer to their sexual partners.
There are over 100 strands of HPV, but
many of the subtypes do not cause infection
and they clear up on their own.
Building construction junior Ryan
Tempone said he thinks some men would
get the shot if it were approved.
"I think men would be interested in pro-
testing their partners, and I would spend the
money to get it if it was available to me," he
Vaccination against HPV consists of three
injections at about $150 each.
Dr. Guy Benrubi, the chairman of ob-
stetrics and gynecology at the UF Health
Science Center in Jacksonville, said men
could get the vaccine at many doctor's of-
fices, but the cost would not be covered by
He suggested to his 22-year-old son that
he get the shots, primarily to protect himself
against genital warts, Benrubi said.
There is also evidence that the vaccine
would help prevent anal and rectal cancer
in men, he said.
"There are a lot of benefits we are going
to see downstream from this vaccine, not
just cervical cancer," he said.
For the vaccine to be substantially effec-
tive in decreasing cervical cancer in women,
he said men must also be vaccinated.
"You can't get rid of the flu by vaccinat-
ing only one-half of the people who could
potentially have it," he said.
To date, Merck has marketed Gardasil
toward girls as young as 9 years old. Alien,
Merck's spokeswoman, suspects the prod-
uct will also be marketed toward 9-year-old
boys when it becomes available.
Gardasil is highly effective in preventing four
types of HPV in young women who have not
previously been exposed to HPV.
Gardasil targets HPV types that cause up to
70 percent of all cervical cancers a3rd about 90
percent of genital wans.
The American Cancer Societm predicts ina
mere will be about 11,150 new cases of
invasive cervical cancer in the United States
in 2007. About 3.670 women will die from inis
disease in 2007.
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niiown when a vaccine is first inIuoduied. So far,
studies nave found trat vaccinated persons are
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* THE UF PROGRAM WILL
AWARD 10 STUDENTS.
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From studying malaria in France
to working alongside a Nobel laure-
ate at the Massachusetts Institute
of Technology, science majors at
UF will have the opportunity to
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of about $2,500 each to juniors and
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country and overseas.
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Science for Life program..
The deadline for students to ap-
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comes from a grant of $6 million,
with $1.5 million coming from
the Howard. Hughes Medical
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"We're hoping the experience
gets them personal contact with
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now, students have had to work to
Dunn said many students have
been successful in using the class
to network with professors and
researchers. Science for Life has also
started a science education minor,
which prepares students to teach
science in grades six through 12.
Program directors are also using
the grant to open a new laboratory
in the UF Health Science Center to
help create more undergraduate
"We're trying to equip the lab
with more than $500,000 of life-sci-
ence equipment," Duran said. "We
want to be way far ahead of other
places and give students the time of
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By JOEY CHINDAMO
UF's new pay-per-drive
program, which is intended
to cut down on campus traffic
and pollution, has had more
than 50 people sign up since
its inception in January.
The Flexcar program pro-
vides UF students, faculty
and staff access to eight low-
emission vehicles parked on
Allan Preston, coordinator
of the Physical Plant Division's
Quality Office, wrote in an e-
mail that there are currently 56
faculty, students or staff and
10 UF departments registered
for the program.
Preston wrote that Flexcar
is one of many initiatives at
UF geared to limit negative
environmental impact on
To limit emissions, UF
requested as many hybrid
vehicles as possible. Three of
the eight cars are Honda Civic
Hybrids, Preston wrote.
Preston wrote that the
other five vehicles are "high-
mileage and rate average or
better on (the Environmental
Protection Agency)'s air pol-
lution score and greenhouse
If UF brings more Flexcar
vehicles to campus, they will
be hybrid or alternative-fuel
vehicles where possible.
"We believe that the Flexcar
program will have a lasting
beneficial impact on campus,"
Preston wrote. "In the future,
we are hoping that more fac-
ulty, staff and students will
commute to campus and use
Flexcar for vehicle transporta-
tion rather than bringing cars
It costs $5.50 per hour or
$55 per day to rent a car, on
top of an annual membership
fee of $40. A $35 application
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A Honda Element, one of the six Flexcar options available on campus, sits parked near the
Fine Arts C building. A wide range of vehicles are parked in several on-campus locations.
charge is also required for
membership, according to the
Flexcar Web site.
"We believe that the
Flexcar program will
have a lasting ben-
eficial impact on
Physical Plant Division's
Quality Office coordinator
Bob Miller, UF's associate
vice president for finance and
Flexcar's role in the univer-
sity's push for sustainability,
which is as simple as recycling
or as complex as construct-
ing a building that uses more
natural light and less air con-
"It's really part of a coordi-
nated effort by UF to reduce
single-occupancy vehicle traf-
fic, which cuts down on car-
bon emissions," Miller said.
There are no restrictions
for what Flexcar vehicles can
be used for because members
pay for the vehicles by hourly
or daily rates, he said.
Miller explained that
Flexcar encourages the use of
carpools and public transpor-
tation to campus because it
eliminates the need to own a
"If you caught the bus to
work and got a call 'My son
broke his arm' I can go get
a Flexcar and take care of this
unexpected occurrence instead
of driving a car every day."
NOISE, from page 1
lice can't issue a citation.
Kameg said in cases like Smith's,
mediation is the best solution.
Smith and Tobin Wagstaff, the di-
rector of the drum school, are trying to
work things out, but an agreement has
been difficult to reach.
The drum line holds rehearsals
from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., and Smith's of-
fice doesn't close until 6:30 p.m.
Wagstaff said changing the re-
hearsal schedule would affect 50 to
100 people, although
Around he said he has been
-. ;c....:....... playing quieter for
the first half-hour of
"I'm happy trying to work with
our neighbors, but there's no reason
to be so selfishly desensitized to what
they're doing to us," Wagstaff said.
For other noisemakers in town, like
garage bands, Gainesville's noise ordi-
nances can be restrictive.
City codes hold that a noise -
whether it is a stereo or a lawn mower
- is in violation of ordinances if it dis-
turbs a reasonable person of normal
sensitivities or is plainly audible at a
distance of 200 feet or more.
Will Kenneth, a journalism se-
nior at UF, heard about the Studio
Percussion complaint from a post on
Kenneth is the lead guitarist in a
band called The Factor, and he said it's
difficult to play in a local band because
of Gainesville's ordinances.
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The party formerly
known as Swamp
With the announcement of the Gator Party plat-
form Tuesday night for the Student Government
Spring elections come the questions.
This party's had more name changes than Prince per-
haps you remember the Gator Party from its previous stint
as the Swamp Party or before that ... the Gator Party. But
no matter which way you slice it, it's still the Greek Party
through and through. And it's still more of the same. But
we won't fault the new crew for that. Innocent until proven
And on to the platform issues we go!
One of the major features of Gator Party's platform is
transferring CD course packs onto WebCT so students can
access them for free. Presidential candidate Ryan Moseley
has been working on this project as the current Student
Body treasurer, and we think it's a pretty good one. Many
CD course packs cost more than $50 some even more
than $100 and most cannot be resold during buyback.
That means every student who takes Age of Dinosaurs
- hundreds each semester is stuck with some software
he or she will never use again. Well, maybe as a coaster. But
if the Gator Party can put course packs online at a reason-
able cost, we'll get behind them.
But one issue we aren't so sure about is the party's pro-
posal for streaming video feeds of the Commuter and Park-
and-Ride lots. We know the Southwest Recreation Center
has Webcams so students can check how busy the place is
before they trek all the way down there, and that's pretty
helpful. But the thing is, people can be pretty flexible about
when they go to the gym.
But if you have class at 9:35 a.m., you don't have much
choice you'll need to get on campus regardless of how
full the parking lots are. And since students have the same
classes week in and week out, there shouldn't be too much
variation in how packed the parking lots are. So why should
SG spend thousands of dollars for a couple of cameras that
really won't affect people's decisions or help them out?
The Gator Party is also jumping on the sustainable ener-
gy bandwagon, and we couldn't be happier. But who could
really oppose such an important issue?
They also say they will provide more recycling bins on
campus during exam week. We're kind of confused. Why
just exam week? Gator Party President Yooni Yi said that
these things can't happen right away, and there will eventu-
ally be have more recycling bins year-round. But how much
more is there to it than buying the containers? And why do
we have to wait until exam week to get them?
We support the concept of reviving Chomp the Vote,
but we have a few concerns. Chomp the Vote has not ex-
actly been active this school year under the Swamp Party's
watch. And many of the candidates in the Gator Party are
Plus, there isn't much point in spending time and money
on this now the deadlines for Alachua County registra-
tion have passed for the upcoming city elections, and there
won't be any other elections until 2008. To bring up Chomp
the Vote now is just spouting empty rhetoric. That money
- until election season is once again upon us should be
spent on something more pressing.
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Modern warfare dangerous to mankind
War has come a long way from the days of
aiming for the-whites of their eyes, muzzle-
loading a musket and snapping on a bayonet
for one final charge. The modern battle cry is no cry at
all it's the distant and anonymous voice of a prere-
corded telephone operator saying, "Aim for the lights
in the sky."
On Jan. 11 China fired a ballistic missile into space,
blowing an old weather satellite of theirs to pieces in
order to test their latest anti-satellite weaponry. It's pre-
paring for a battle for the heavens one with incalcu-
lable costs. Knocking out an enemy's Global Positioning
System satellites and spy satellites would prove devas-
tating in an overseas war. But that's not the worst.
The satellite shattered into hundreds of large frag-
ments, potentially speeding up what scientists believe
to be an inevitable chain reaction of satellite collisions
in the earth's orbit. If a functioning satellite collided
with an orbiting fragment and shattered, this would
add to the amount of junk in orbit. The debris would
eventually reach a point of "critical mass" when no sat-
ellite would be able to..avoid a collision. Earth would be
surrounded by its own junk.
Modem technology comes with more consequences
- especially regarding war.
We've already seen our share of biological warfare. It
dates as far back as the early 18th century, when British
forces distributed blankets carrying smallpox to Native
Americans. We saw Saddam's employment of chemical
warfare in his mass killing of the Kurds. We saw the
anthrax letters of 2001.
Chemical warfare is cold and detached, even by a
murder's heartless standards, and it's becoming in-
creasingly possibly eo use chemical warfare as a tool for
The Cold War saw the advent
of a nuclear arms race, a race
that still runs in dark tunnels
away from the public spotlight.
The strongest deterrent for us-
Todd Portnowitz ing a nuclear weapon now isn't
email@example.com compassion for human life, but
Mutual Assured Destruction, or
MAD a fitting acronym. You blow us up, we'll blow
you up, so we might as well not fight. Modem peace in
Eight nations are known to currently possess nuclear
weapons, with Israel an unconfirmed ninth. Now an
increasing number of rogue nations, not exactly known
for their friendliness, are gaining nuclear capabilities.
Last Tuesday, North Korea agreed to close a nuclear
reactor in exchange for $400 million in aid. Even the
idea of the bomb can be used as leverage. It seems
strange that the United States expects countries to
drop their nuclear pursuits while we, of course, are the
world's leading producer of nuclear weapons and are
not exactly known for our friendlessness either.
The truth is, we're scared. We're all scared of what
we're capable of ending life on earth for no good
reason. Everyone is picking up their guns, preparing for
the world war in every crystal ball.
It sounds backward, but this global weapon building
and war preparation seems to be increasing the chances
of if not entirely causing a war much larger than
Iraq. Soon we'll be digging graves for soldiers who
haven't died yet.
Todd Portnowitz is a junior majoring in English. His
column appears on Thursdays.
The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator.
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Pelosi's requested plane costs tax payers too much
In Jennifer Nestler's letter to the editor Tuesday, she
attempted to portray Nancy Pelosi's request for a military
jet as just a routine measure taken with no qualms. This
is fine, but it is the means by which Speaker of the House
Pelosi and her supporters are going about this that is out
The jet Pelosi requested seats 42, has an open bar and
would cost taxpayers $22,000 an hour to operate. Along
with this, in reference to former Speaker of the House
Dennis Hastert's plane, she has stated that as a female
speaker, she wants the same opportunities as former male
speakers. Since when has this become about her sex?
To add insult, her second-in-command, Rep. John
Murtha, has said that it would be a "mistake" if informa-
tion about her request were leaked by the Pentagon, as
Pelosi controls its allocations. It's not a problem provid-
ing a suitable jet for Speaker Pelosi to provide for her
security, but for the party that ran on cutting down on the
so-called "unnecessary actions" made by President Bush
in the name of national security, isn't this extravagance
in the name of security just a tad much? She should focus
on helping the American people, not on her privileges as
treasurer, UF College Republicans
Better ways for UF to spend money than on goodies
I am writing in response to the column, "Free annual
apparel, gifts would improve UF school spirit." In the
past five years as a UF student, I have attended countless
university events, free to both students and the public,
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2007 E ALLIGATOR, 7
where free T-shirts and other Gators gear were distrib-
uted to dedicated fans. Certainly, other institutions may
give away free apparel and gifts to incoming students, but
I would rather this university allocate its funds to main-
taining cheap tuition for students, hiring more faculty
and continuing free student admission to nearly every UF
athletic event. I agree that giving away T-shirts to incom-
ing students is an inexpensive means of generating school
spirit across campus, but I never needed free swag to feel
proud to be a Florida Gator.
Perhaps instead of aiming to attire the remaining 10
percent of Gainesville which, in Mr. Hagan's opinion,
constitutes seemingly alienated Gators fans why not
provide free clothing to the nearly 1,200 homeless in our
community? Aren't they part of the Gator Nation, too?
OSU student prefers
rust me, this is it. The last you'll hear of As I write here i
the Florida Gators. I promise. But you're ing and the windcl
going to hate what you're about to read. 15 degrees. In Florid
I hate what I'm about to write. So let me make degrees and sunny.
this clear: I love Ohio State, will always love Weather really i
Ohio State and I'm as big a Buckeyes fan as my decision. In fact
anyone you'll ever meet. a little snow. But it
But after visiting a friend in Gainesville, I door patio, wolfing
am a convert. If I were a high school football Grill burrito in mid-
player and I wanted to play big-time college shines in Florida du
football, I'd don the orange and blue. For the The next thing t
record, if OSU were on the flip side of the the town. University'
41-14 shellacking, my decision would be the equate to our High
same. As contradictory as this sounds, this is ness, is what a colle
less about football than the overall experience. shops, live music,
Bear with me, this is tough, personality. The qu
Both universities are huge, both have great ridiculous. Whether
programs, blah, blah, blah. But after visiting ing, pool or just a ca
Gainesville, its a no-brainer. and lots of it.
UF's atmosphere, weather to Ohio's
n Columbus, snow is fall-
ill hovers around minus
[a, it's an ever-so-chilly 65
sn't a big contributor to
, I like cold weather and
vas nice sitting on an out-
down a Moe's Southwest
January. The sun actually
ring the winter.
he Gators have on us is
y Avenue, which I would
Street, minus the dumpi-
ge town is all about: small
great food and lots of
ality of the night life is
you're looking for danc-
sual hangout, UF has it all
Kevin Homan Do w n t o w n
Speaking Out Gainesville is set up
like a small town, not
a crappy strip littered
with run-down bars. You can't blame OSU for
neighboring with a big city, but for goodness'
sake, clean it up. Yeah, the South Campus
Gateway is nice, but I'll take the secluded
Gainesville scene any day.
Another feature that added to the beauty of
Gainesville was its scenery. I know it sounds
cheesy, but it makes a difference. Palm trees
are nice, and Spanish moss is even better. The
city was ocean, and people were out and about.
There was a buzz, an energy..
But the clincher for me was the atmo-
sphere. UF really felt like a college town in
ways you can't even describe. No matter
where you go, you never feel "off-campus."
Students were everywhere, and there seemed
to be a sense of pride and community that we
lose on our giant campus. OSU, being such a
large place, often feels that way. There isn't re-
ally a college-town feel, but more of an urban
vibe. Florida enrolls more than 50,000 students
as well, but has the comfort of 20,000.
So what does all this have to do with foot-
ball? My point is this: The quality, tradition
and overall support of both teams are about
equal. But what about the other eight months
of the year? Sunny Florida or gray Ohio?
Classy Gainesville or dumpy Columbus?
Palm or deciduous? I'll take the former on all
Reality is harsh. Sorry OSU, Florida wins
Kevin Homan is an Ohio State University
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Kanye West, confessing to fellow rapper
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Indie band Deerhoof brings their unique brand of ec-
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the scoop on their tour so far and why they are anxious
to return to Gainesville.
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.Mike Collins, a UF alumnus, belts out a tune Monday evening at Common Grounds during its
weekly karaoke night.
Sex can cause stress in and out
I have a problem I am hoping you can help
me with. My girlfriend and I have been dating
for four months and recently decided to lose our
virginities to one another. The problem is that
the first time we had sex, it only lasted about
three minutes and she was not completely sat-
0 isfied. Three weeks later, we have continued to
have sex but it still only lasts three minutes.
She is being very supportive and keeps telling
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Dear Anonymously Embarrassed,
There are so many expectations and so
much pressure placed on sex, and it makes
sense that you'd be nervous. You'll perform
better when you're relaxed, so don't over-
analyze every move. Pay attention to what
she likes and try new things. Remember that
your girlfriend cares about you and is sup-
I've said before that the keys to good sex
are comfort and practice. Because you decid-
ed to l,-se your virginities to each other, you
mo- t [hkil have the comfort part down. You
ILut need practice. Very few people are awe-
some in bed their first time. Sex is like any
other blood-punmping activity: The more you
do it the better \ou get: So get to it!
with me. I
I have three
calls and in
I'm not seei
like I'm sn
I was a karaoke virgin before this
I am scared out of my mind
to perform in front of a bunch of
people I've never met before, I
don't know how to sing, and I am
not outgoing. But I was determined
to break out of my shell in what
turned out to be a storm of karaoke
My first experience came at
Common Grounds Coffeehouse..
Hoping to make it as awkward
as possible, I chose Will Smith's
"Gettin' Jiggy Wit It." (Keep in
mind that I am a dorky white girl.)
If you think it's hard to follow
words on a prompter to a song
you're familiar with, try following
words to a rap you haven't heard
since 1998. It was impossible. I read
as fast as I could, but alas, I discov-
ered I have no future as a rapper.
Despite my inability to keep up
with the prompter and the strange
bouncing motion I developed on the
part that goes "na na na na na. na
na," I managed to get a few claps.
They may have been pity claps, but
at least they were cheering for me.
My next encounter was at
University Club. The crowd seemed
to like slow ballads, so I performed
a very intense (and dare I say, soul-
ful) rendition of Lionel Richie's
I finished my week of karaoke
at Market Street Pub. I opted to
sing with two friends and a strange
man who joined us halfway through
for a performance of Pat Benatar's
"Love is a Battlefield." The crowd
That's something I discovered:
The crowd is gonna go wild no mat-
ter what you do as long as you
have fun with it.
My biggest piece of advice for
first-time karaoke-goers is this:
Don't take yourself too seriously.
People are just there to have a good
time, and they actually expect you
not to be able to -sing. In fact, as
an observer, the people you're sur-
prised by are the ones who actually
do have talent.
Pick a song everyone likes so
that the crowd can sing along with
you. More importantly, pick a song
you know. It's easier to remain ani-
mated when your eyes aren't glued
to the monitor.
It's amazing how therapeutic
getting up on a stage and perform-
ing for a bunch of strangers can be.
Whether you need help coming out
of your shell or you just want a good
laugh, karaoke is the way to go.
Ily, Your situa-
thinks it's funny to joke around tion is stressful.
spent 17 years of my life with.no I re- *
ts and then BAM! Once 18 comes, member KELLY SEREIKAS
at once! It's hard to juggle phone a time
vites to hang out. Also, even though when two guys
ng any of them officially, I still feel were dearly interested in me. Like you, I
around. Help me, I don't couldn't handle the pressure. I freaked out,
making around. Help me, I d lost both of them and found myself alone.
o do. I took it too seriously. You're young, and
mo, right now is the time to date. As long as you
helmed P.I.M.P. are not seeing one of them exclusively, it's
probably good to just date around until you
[.M.P., realize which of them, if any, is right for you.
u should be happy that you have
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Don't miss Friday wine tasting
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Southeast Asian Food Lunch Boxes
55 50 with appetizer, soup, salad.
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Deja Brew Cafe
This is a coffee shop that should
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All served to you by a friendly and
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2409 SW 13th ST, 336.4125
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Serving Gainesville's best Cuban
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The Pontiac Tavern
Featuring an eclectic infusion of
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Farah's on the Avenue
A landmark since 1980 Serving
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1 lam-midnight. Closed Sunday,
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tobacco and halal meat
Burrito Brothers Taco Co.
Hang out on the nicest patio
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scratch Mexican food Serving
Gamesville For 30 year; 1402
West University Avenue behind the
Presbyterian Student Center
Open 7 days, 1 IAM to 10PM
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Loved by Gators past and present
Best homemade salsa in town
Open 7 days a week for lunch and
dinner 1723 SW 131h St Take
out and catering available Call
Tapas 12 West
Having difficulty comn-mih.ng? Let
your tables roam without fear
of censure Our appelizer-ized
and priced tapas, inspired by
cuisine; the world over, will have
you partaking of more than one
dish at a meal Share orders with
friend; and send your tastes on
a world tour We re operated by
award-winning staff of Steve's Cafe
Americain's Courtyard 12 West
1 University Ave 377.9468
2-4-1 sangria and mimosa;, $2
imported beers. : price wines by
the bottle, and S I off all lapas.
For the perfect lazy Sunday
try our Brunch from 10 a m to
4 pm and endless mimosas
from I to 4 p m Thursday night
is "College Night' with great
drink special; each week for
UF and SFCC wth student ID.
For information or reservations
contact us at 352-375 7381-or
visit www emilianoscafe com
Book Lover's Cafe
Vegetarian and Vegan cuisine
prepared with all natural
ingredients. Organic Food.
smoothies and juices, Amex/
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Delicious traditional Vietnamese
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Enjoy great food at great prices
Big new room Family owned
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downtown Dine in or take out
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to younger crowd
KATE KENNEDY AVENUE WRITER
new generation has bro-
ken the cask wide open
in search of a casual yet
Wine drinking has made its way
into college life at UF, and its
popularity continues to increase.
"We started wine tasting five
years ago, and it's been growing
ever since," said Dani Wiley, a
waitress at Bistro 1245.
The wine of old has typically
been relegated to either yuppie
dinner parties, fancy restaurants
with white linen tablecloths or
Holy Communion. It used to be
almost exclusively associated
with urban areas crawling with
wealthy and worldly profession-
als in their mid-30s who drive
sports cars and schmooze with
executives at fancy restaurants.
The demographic has grown
to include young adults from
22 to 30 years old who not only
enjoy the occasional wine tast-
ing with friends but see it as a
lifetime skill in which they are
am getting more and more
interested in it," said Sharmini
Pitter, a UF senior.
She is taking a leisure course
in wine tasting this semester and
is contemplating owning her own
The demand for the course
was so great this semester that
there was a lengthy waiting list
to get in. The course teaches
students about wine etiquette,
proper glassware, food and wine
pairings, wine labels and differ-
ent wine-producing regions of
the world. Instructor Tom Stone
emphasizes responsible con-
sumption, saying that the goal
with wine tasting is "quality, not
SHaving been in the alcohol
and wine industries for 10 years
as a wine broker and salesper-
son, he has seen changes in the
market firsthand. He encourages
his students to go out and use
their new-found skills at wine
tasting and highly recommends
"A Celebration of Wine," which
will be held Sunday in the Reitz
Union. At the annual event,
which benefits two public radio
stations, sommeliers and novices
alike can sample more than 300
wines and complement their
drinks with food, coffee and des-
serts from local vendors.
ith classes and tasting
abounding, wine educa-
tion is becoming easier
for the everyday aficionado. With
the Internet as a resource, wine
lovers can prepare their palates
at home and whip out wine lingo
and trivia in a public setting.
Patricia Borzych hosts weekly
wine tasting in the old wine
shop at Caf6 Gardens. She says
she has noticed that her patrons
are coming in with noticeable
previous knowledge about wine.
"I can tell they are more edu-
cated," she said.
Borzych, a former UF student,
said she has always been a wine
"The only difference is that
now I drink better wine," Borzych
Robbie Fipes, co-manager
of Dom's Liquors and Wine
Warehouse, said that in the five
years he has been working at the
25-year-old establishment, he has
witnessed a marked change in the
age of his clientele.
"There has been a distinct trend
towards 20-somethings and 30-
somethings at our wine tastings"
he said. "It really amazes us."
He attributes this to a range of
SLuanne Dietz / Alligator Staff
Anca Grigore, a hostess at Bistro 1245, works Sunday evening
during the restaurant's wine tasting. Grigore has developed
friendships with regular wine-tasting customers.
different reasons, increased world
travel being one of them.
Especially in wine-producing
countries like France, Spain and
more recently South Africa, the bit-
tersweet nectar is as free-flowing
as the Seine in the summertime.
Many students who study abroad
become accustomed to drinking
wine with meals or in social situ-
ations and continue to do so when
they return home.
UF sophomore Emily Archer
spent last Spring semester in
"If your group didn't order
alcohol at a restaurant, it was
considered rude," she said.
Archer periodically reunites
with her fellow Francophiles, and
she says wine is always an essen-
tial part of the gathering.
n the past, the price of quality
wine has been a major deter-
rent for younger people.
"It used to be hard to find a
good wine for $6 or $8," Fipes
said. "Now there is better wine
being made at a cheaper price
The Holy Grail of cheap wines
is called Charles Shaw, affec-
tionately nicknamed "Two Buck
Chuck." Produced in California,
it sells for a thrifty $1.99 at Trader
Despite the increasing appre-
ciation that college students have
for fine wines, cheap wine is no
stranger to college campuses.
An underground movement
called Y'Slapping the Bag" has
surfaced as a slightly disturbing,
yet strangely refreshing alterna-
tive to the usual kegger.
In every box of the universally
disparaged Franzia brand wine,
there is an industrial strength
plastic bag that contains the
sacred sap. Participants remove
the bag from the box and open-
hand smack it as hard as possible
in a vain attempt to break it like
a pifiata. Once the bag deems a
slapper acceptable, he or she is al-
lowed to drink from its spout.
"There's no real reason to
slap it, but if anyone asks, it's to
activate the sugars," said SFCC
junior Christina Lippelman, a
veteran slapper and self-pro-
claimed charter member of the
original UF bag slappers.
"I brought it to my group of
friends at UF," she said, but she's
only heard of isolated groups
around campus and some frater-
nities slapping the bag.
"It's still not very popular
yet," she said.
Local author uses-shrunken heads as subject of novel
There is something new at the UF
Bookstore. Walk past the brigade of national
championship apparel, and you may find
something a little bit out of the ordinary
- shrunken heads on display.
Jim Castner would tell you not to be
alarmed. The heads are merely promo--
tional items for his new novel, "The Tsantsa
Homicides," a mystery that tells the fic-
tional story of two UF graduate students
who attempt to solve a series of murders
and trail headless corpses from Florida to
Pennsylvania. Their most prominent clue is
a beautiful green beetle wing.
The case becomes dangerous when they
are forced to pursue the killer in Ecuador. In
a final deadly confrontation, they find them-
selves in the Amazon jungle, precisely where
Jivaro warriors conducted massive head-
hunting raids more than 100 years earlier.
Castner's idea for the book originated
) AVENUE WRITER same theme came while researching that
book," Castner said. "To me, it was the per-
out of his profound interest in shrunken fect topic for a story in the mystery genre
heads and "tsanstas," which is the term for because it was a unique idea for a serial
shrunken heads among the Shuar people in killer, but one based
Ecuador and Peru. on historical and
While Castner I could pay homage to places like cultural events. All
was writing a series Kanapaha Botanical Gardens, of my descriptions in
of children's books the novel of how the
about the Amazon which I feel is the most beautiful and he e hw he
heads were shrunk,
River Basin, he tranquil place in all of Gainesville, and the and the toos used
learned more about doyle Conner Building on 34th Street, which to accomplish the
the Shuar people and has one of the greatest insect col- process were related
became fascinated elections in the world there. with the utmost ac-
with the importanceJim Castner curacy"
of headhunting in Castner stud-
their culture. "The Tsanta Homicides" author Castner stud-
their culture. ied entomology at
After two years Rutgers University
of extensive research on shrunken heads, and F. A Gainesville resident since 1980, he
Castner published a nonfiction book titled chose to make his hometown the backdrop
"Shrunken Heads: Tsantsa Trophies and as a tribute.
Human Exotica." "By using Gainesville, I was able to men-
"The idea to do a fictional book on the By using Gainesville, I was able to men-
tion organizations and institutions for which
I have great respect and admiration," Castner
said. "I could pay homage to places like
Kanapaha Botanical Gardens, which I feel is
the most beautiful and tranquil place in all of
Gainesville, and the Doyle Conner Building
on 34th Street, which has one of the greatest
insect collections in the world there."
Castner, who became a scientific photog-
rapher upon receiving his doctorate, piFs- to
continue his series of photo atlases relating
to botany and entomology. He also hopes to
publish another coffee table book on tribal
head and skull trophies or perhaps another
novel pertaining to his trips to the Peruvian
"Shrunken Heads" and "The Tsantsa
Homicides" can be found online and at
many local Gainesville book stores, iQclud-
ing Books Inc., Goerings Book Store and the
Just look for the shrunken head display.
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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, fum. 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
S111 NW 16th St. #1. Call 376-1111
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.
S For Rent
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
1BR/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
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
Roomate 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,
Avail April 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. Rent is $375/mo.
Please be sure to have a guarantor. Contact
John @ 407-257-2030 2-21-23-3
Sublease ASAP at Campus Lodge
1 BR/1 BA Available
Contact 305-898-6651 2-23-20-3
$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 2-21-15-3
Luxurious, spacious room in 3/3 apt. Fully
fum, intemet, close to campus. Wor terful
roommates. Hidden Lake Apt. Female
roommate needed, email: email@example.com.
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
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 UFI
Summer Sublease $400/mo + utilities OBO.
Located 1 block from the Swamp Restaurant.
At least 2 rooms available. Call 941-380-
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-
AVAILABLE NOW! 2B/lb apt. for sublese.
Located on NW 12th St. & University Ave.
behind Bank of America. Few minute walk to
UF & very close to downtown area. $355/mo/
person. Dan 561-302-6100 2-21-5-3
Avail May-July, 1B//Ba, $665/mo
Very quiet, 2 bus routes, Pool
Close to campus/Butler/l-75
Front porch, Laundry in apt
570 sq ft, 321-946-9955 3-9-17-3
WALK TO CLASS IN MINUTES!
1BR avail in 4BR/2BA house across from
the law library. Rent $299 plus 1/4 utilities.
Email email@example.com or call 407-461-
1BR/1BA available now Aug in Melrose.
Fully furnished, gym, bus route. Pool view
from room & patio. $389/mo all inclusive.
Must go soon! Call Diana 904-571-2072
Roommate Matching HERE
Oxford Manor 377-2777
The Landings 336-3838
The Laurels 335-4455
Hidden Lake 374-3866
Female roommate for one/two femarl 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-
14, ALLIGATOR N THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2007
Unfurn 1BR w/pvt BA in 2BR/2.5BA 2 story
Sou fork 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 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-
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-
QUIET ROOM AVAILABLE
Grad student preferred. $500/mo. No smok-
ing. No pets. 352-373-8545 3-1-20-4
NWArea. Master BR/pvt BA in spacious 3/2
house. CHA, DW, W/D. Lg yd, privacy fence.
$425 + share elec/gas. GATOR rec room.
Behind Publix. No smoking inside. No pets.
By NW 13 St/39 Ave 328-6252 2-23-16-4
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: firstname.lastname@example.org, Call 335-9712
Female roommate wanted with 2 girls in 3/3.
Have own room and full bath, share living
room & kitchen. $500/mo. Security gate &
alarm. Call 262-6407 2-15-10-4
BR/BA available in a 2BR/2BAfor one respon-
sible & mature female roommate. $400/MO
+util. Available ASAP. Located at Brandywine
on Archer Road. Email email@example.com 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
firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
1BRAG"A 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, email@example.com
1/2 of a cabin on 20 acres. Newberry
lakefront. Must have pet. Grad students/
professors. $300/mo + utils 330-329-8834
Female roommate needed in condo 1 mile
from UF, $425/mo includes cable, internet,
utilities, pool + more, beautifully renovated
and on bus route, 262-2871 3-21-20-4
Female roommate wanted for 1BR/pvt BA
in 3BR/3BA townhome in Rockwood Villas.
W/D. UF & SFCC busline, wireless internet.
$475/mo + utils. Call 352-538-7521 3-7-
Male roommate needed to share furnished
house w/yng prof, 15 min drive from campus,
close to bus, free washer/dryer, pvt bdrm
w/bthm, pets ok, Ig fenced ye, lots of trees,
pond, wood deck, hottub, $400/mo + dep (1
mo) + util (Directv, phone, wireless, elec) Ken
2 ROOMMATES NEEDED
for 3/2 in Boardwalk Apts; $425 all included;
on bus route; starts August '07; Call Aida
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Reduced to sell at $219,000
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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
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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
conv to 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
1 BR/1 BA 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/1BA
1986 12x 60 Oak Park Village. 1-5
All appliances +W/D included. $4,500.
MOVE IN NOW!! on 13th a big house 4/2
with a huge yard & fireplace & parking!! Only
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Call 954-483-9190. Near UF! 2-19-3-5
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
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a l Furnishings
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-
FUTON Solid oak mission-style frame w/
mattress. New, in box. $140 332-9899
DINETTE SET 5pc $85 Brand new in box.
Never used. 352-377-9846 4-25-72-6
**BEDS -ALL BRAND NEW**
**Full $80 Queen $100 King $170**
Orthopedic pillow-top sets. Brand name
matching sets not used or refurbished. Still
in plastic, direct from factory! 352-333-7516.
BED- QUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mat-
tress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand
new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver.
Bed-All New King! 3pc Orthopedic pillowtop
mattress set. Brand NEW, still in plastic with
warranty. Can deliver. $170 352-333-7516.
BEDROOM SET- $300 BRAND NEW
Still in boxes! 6 pieces include: Headboard,
2 Nightstands, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must
sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 4-25-72-6
FUTON $60 Solid Oak Mission Style. With
plush mattress $140. All brand NEW still in
box. Can deliver. 352-333-7516 4-25-72-6
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
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Call (352) 372-STOP
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2007 ALLIGATOR, 15
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 S Used 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!
OBeds *Full mattress & boxspring sets $49
Queen sets $89 OSingle sets$39 *King
sets $99 Ofrom estate sale. 376-0939/378-
6005 Call-A-Mattress 4370 SW 20th Ave.
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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 0
full size bed $50 large dresser, solid wood
$75 0 queen size bed $60 *AIWA stereo w/
cd $60 old magazines -Aero Digest 1945-
1953 over 50 $95 0 335-5326 2-23-25-6
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Power Supplies & Drives.
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New computer HP printer. All-in-one (printer/
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Contact Denise 505-0078 2-19-5-7
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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-
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Street Fighter 2 in excellent shape. Set on
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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 SW 4th Ave. Largest Selection of
E-bikes, Scooters, Accessories and More!!
SBest Prices and Customer Service!!
0000**** CASH PAID 00******
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-
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 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
99 YAMAHA R6
A good bike in great condition. 9400
miles/blue/frame sliders. Email for pics
firstname.lastname@example.org. I am asking $4200 OBO.
Call Jim 352-572-6608 2-26-10-11
New 50cc moped selling at $895.
New 150cc moped sellingat $1195.
Mini chopper $495
6501 SW Archer Rd. Phone 384-1635
1999 YAMAHA RAZZ
4,500 miles, Runs Great. Priced to sell at ]
$525. 352-281-0307 2-21-5-11 i
*FAST CASH PAID FOR ANY CAR*
*Running or not!*
*NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS
COver 10 yr svc to UF students
OCall Don @ 215-7987 4-25-72-12
CARS -CARS Buy*SellSTrade
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
Sunrise Auto Sales
3630 N Main St.
Buy Here, Pay Here 4-25-72-12
Sunrise Auto Sales
3630 N. Main St.
No credit check
Bring W-2s and Drive home today. 4-25-
Sunrise Auto Sales
$2000 off all financed vehicles
Wide selection of vehicles 4-25-72-12
Sun City Auto Sales
2306 NE Waldo Rd
Buy Here, Pay Here
No credit check 4-25-72-12
Sun City Auto Sales
Bring W-2s & drive home today
Wide selection of vehicles
$2000 off all financed vehicles 4-25-72-12
JUNK CARS HAULED AWAY!
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MUST HAVE TITLE! METRO GNV ONLY!
CALL DON 215-7987 4-25-72-12
Used Cars Sale & trade
See our inventory! 5-15-84-12
CARS FROM $29/MO!
Hondas Chevys 0 Jeeps and more!
$0 Down, 36 Months @ 8.5% apr.
For listings call 800-366-9813 ext 9765
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
FORD TAURUS 1997
Excellent condition, everything works. New
tires, brakes, battery. 126k mi, ONLY $2500
FIRM Call 514-3409 2-21-5-12
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.
* Gold Diamonds Gems Class Rings
* ETC Top Cash $$$ or Trade *
OZZIE'S FINE JEWELRY 373-9243. 8-15-
UF GRAD PAYS MORE
for gold jewelry, scrap gold, Rolex, dia-
monds, guitars, etc. Top $$$. Get my offer
before you sell! Call Jim 376-8090 or 222-
Buying jewelry, gold, diamondsetc.
Top dollar paid. 727-560-6081
352.219.2980 I Bicycles
16, ALLIGATOR N THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2007
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
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
0 the independent florida
EARLY MORNING ROUTE DRIVER
Need someone extremely reliable. Need
van, truck or large car. Good pay. 5:00-7:
45 am. Apply at The Alligator office 1105 W.
University Ave. No calls please. AA/EOE.
the independent florida
ONE DAY ONLY
Monday, Feb 19th, 9am-1:30pm
Requires walking or biking on campus.
Must know UF buildings. $8/hr.
Apply at office 1105 W. UnivAve.
the independent florida
RETAIL ADVERTISING MANAGER
We are looking for a motivated, ener-
geticrd sales driven individual to train a
student sales staff in outside advertising
sales. Emphasis on building new business
relationships and increasing existing client
base. Newpaper ad sales background an
advantage. Marketing experience a plus.
The job is 100% sales. Modest salary, good
benefits and excellent working environment.
With resume, send cover letter that must
include salary requirements for you to be
considered for an interview. Send to: General
Manager, The Independent Florida Alligator,
POB 14257, Gainesville, FL 32604 Or email
email@example.com. No phone calls. EOE.
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
Phone survey interviewers wanted. Start
work today! No sales, opinion research
only! Flexible Schedule! Perceptive Market
Resemch 336-6760 ex 4081 Call now! 4-
Students in Accounting, Aviation, Business/
Sales and IT needed for various positions.
Flexible schedules and competitive pay. Join
our team! Learn more at www.gleim.com/
$$ STUDENTS GET CASH $$
For gently used brand name
Clothing/accessories & furniture
$Cash on the Spot$ SANDY'S No appt
necessary! 2906 NW 13th St 372-1226 4-
M Help Wanted Help Wanted
$250 A DAY POTENTIAL
No experience necessary, training provided.
800-965-6520 ext 138 4-25-72-14
Needed for evaluations of
Local Stores, Restaurants and Theaters
Flexible Hours, Training Provided
Call 1-800-585-9024 ext 6254
$12- 15/Hour DRIVERS
$6.67- $7.40/Hour INSIDERS
$8.35-$9.40/hr MANAGERS in training
Apply online at www.gatordominos.com/jobs
Or at any of the 6 locations. 4-25-72-14
Gator Domino's is growing again. We are
looking for career oriented team mem-
bers. Now hiring Assistant Managers and
future GMs. $8.35-$9.40/hr for Managers
in training. GMs $40k+. Send resumes
to Freddie@gatordominos.com or call
Ann at 352-318-9650. Learn more at
GREAT PAY FOR THOSE WHO STAY! Park
Place Car Wash is looking for hard workers
for all positions. Cashiers (fullday availability)
& line workers (AM 8:30-1 & PM 12-6 shifts
avail) 15-40hrs-your choice. Great work envi-
ronment. Apply in person. 7404 NW4th Blvd.
Across from Home Depot. No calls please
POLITICAL CALL CENTER
Phone reps needed ASAP for Political
Campaigns. Base hourly rate + bonus.
371-5888 ext. 111 or4112 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
00* SOCCER COACHESOOO
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.
University of Florida
Survey Research Center
408 W University Ave. suite 106
Apply Mon-Fri 9am-9pm
392-2908 ext. 105
BONUS + Paid Training
SpanishlEnglish 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 UF 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-
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
Earn $2500 + monthly and more to type
simple ads online. www.DataAdEntry.com
Work smart/retire young, capitalize on the
digital shift. Make corporate income w/lst
ever, exploding co. Motivated individuals call
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
Energetic, serioushard 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
0I Help Wanted
Needed at local bar on University Ave. Start
immediately. 352-302-5886. Serious inquires
For adult entertainment company. Make
$1000+/wk. Flex schedule 378-3312 2-28-
PINCH A PENNY
5010 NW 34th St. Full time/Part time. Sales
Associates.Apply in person 2-20-10-14
Mornings and afternoons for transportation
and tutoring of 4 kids. Email avail and re-
sume to email@example.com 2-21-10-14
MASTER CONTROL OPERATOR
Part-time weekends, overnight. Technical
exp. preferred. Fax resume WGFL-TV 352-
371-9353 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
m DFWP, EOE 2-28-14-14
PART TIME CLEANERS
No experience necessary. No weekends.
Flexible daytime hrs. Excellent pay. $10/hr.
Clean vacant apts. Call 378-8252 4-12-
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Available from Commercial News Providers"
* 1I Help Wanted
Psychiatric Aide/Unit 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
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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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 leam 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-
Would you like to take a semester off? What
are your plans when you graduate?
Would you like to travel, live and work
abroad? American TESOL Institute
provides in-class and on-line TESOL
certification programs, career counsel-
ing and guaranteed lifetime placement
services. Attend a Free informative seminar
in Gainesville. Florida on Saturday, 3 March,
2007. Space is limited, prior registration
required. Call 352-874-8152 or email
FTS@americantesol.com for additional info.
$500 Sign on Bonus
for Motivated, Agressive, Professionals.
Up to 100k yr. Pd vaca & Benefits. Call
Samantha 352-368-6645 2-16-5-14
DRIVERS & PIZZA MAKERS
Apply @ Five Star Pizza 210 SW 2nd Ave.
DELL CAMPUS REPS NEEDED
Promote a top 30 com;: y to gain real-
world business & marketing experience!
www.RepNation.com/Dell to apply. 2-16-
Imagine Learning Center 371-5450. Taking
applications from reliable, creative individu-
als who enjoy working with children. 2-23-
Orthodontic sterilization/lab technician. Mon-
Thur 1:30-5pm. Will train reliable, punctual
person with good manual dexterity to commit
through 8/15. Ref required. Email info to:
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We are currently seeking dedicated, ener-
getic, people-oriented individuals to full avail-
able positions. We offer flexible hours and
fun atmosphere for the following positions:
* After school Counselors
(Northwood and Southwest locations)
* After school Bus Drivers (M-F)
*0 Maintenance Staff
* Wellness Attendant (Evening/Weekends)
* Gymnastic counselors
(After school/Preschool/Birthday party)
Apply in person
Northwood YMCA 5201 NW 34th Street
Part time (8-12 hours per week) child care
needed for 2 children, (ages 2 yrs & 5
months). Must be available to come to our
home every Tues and Thurs aftemoon and
have flexibility in the evenings and mornings
for addl hours. Reliable transportation a must.
Send resume to email@example.com.
If you would like to work in the health care
field with daily pay, monthly residual income,
free benefits package & 401K plan. Call 863-
557-1579 or visi www.freedomathometeam.c
Perfect PT Job
New Business Seeks Evening Sales Reps.
$7-$10/hr guaranteed, Paid Training, Paid
Weekly, Flexible Schedule. Leave Message
@ 352-377-2573 2-26-10-14
LEGAL RESEARCHER NEEDED
email: firstname.lastname@example.org 2-19-
Web Developer PT, students are welcome
to apply! Graphic design experience a
plus. Please send resumes/availability to
Needed for busy salon. Must be friendly,
efficient & have neat appearance. Apply in
person Gallery of Hair Design, 5109 NW
39th Ave. 2-19-5-14
For trendy hookah lounge. Contact Tim 561-
543-3320. Experience and a smile a must.
Muscular models & bodybuilders needed for
websites. No'exp. nec. Respond with photo
to email@example.com. More info at
FloridaMuscle.com. Easily & quickly make
is looking for a few good people!
Burger King is currently hiring
Restaurant & Assistant Managers.
S* Free Meals
Excellent Wages & Bonuses
Please fax resume
OUTSIDE SALES TELECOM
FT entery level position. Salary, com-
mission, mileage & benefits. EOEIDFWP.
Email resume to: empoloyment@csi-
florida.com and reference "Alligator"
Pickup child from school Hours from 1:45-5:
30pm M-F. Call & leave msg 495-3964 or call
David 317-1503 2-19-5-14
NERO'S ITALIAN RESTAURANT
Now hiring exp. servers, counter staff, buser
person, dishwasher. Please apply at 5240
NW 34th St. Across from YMCA. Call 2-4PM
FULL TIME RECEPTIONIST POSITION.
Excellent computer & organizational skills.
Must be available from 9AM to 5 PM
Quickbooks a plus. Email resume to
Hiring all restaurant/bar- positions. 201 SE
2nd Ave. Suite 101. Contact 407-810-0924
or firstname.lastname@example.org 3-20-20-14
Sears, Oaks Mall
Now hiring sales & stock positions. See store
for inquires. May apply online. AA/EOE. 3-
WFLOGAINESVILLE 4 1
MASTER CONTROL OPERATOR (PT)
weekends & overnight. Operate tech equip-
ment, record program feeds, maintain logs.
Computer skills required. Entry level posi-
tion, will train. Fax 352-371-9353 or email
resume to email@example.com DFWP,
Sales associates needed. Looking for fun,
outgoing, and responsible people. Flexible
hours, computer and web experience a plus!
Located in the Oaks Mall Plaza. Please
call 331-5008 or come by for an application!
WEB DESIGNER Strong HTML, CSS and
graphics design skills required. Work remote
on a contact basis. Please e-mail resume
and/or portfolio to firstname.lastname@example.org
THE RED ONION NEIGHBORHOOD GRILL
Now hiring experienced prep/line cooks,
servers. Apply in person @ 3885 NW 24th
Blvd in the Uptown Village. No phone calls.
PART-TIME BREAKFAST ATTENDANT
5:30 to 10:30 am
Apply in person
Cabot Lodge, 3726 SW 40th Blvd.
Gainesville, FL 32608
working with people?!!
Get paid $91hour to
lease grdat villa apts!
*Sales exp perferred*
Plus, great BONUS opps!
e-mail resume: email@example.com
or fax to: 375-6396
for 10th grader. Day 372-1011 or 213-8771;
eve 336-4971 2-21-5-14
Do you want to quit smoking? Smokers are
needed to participate in a smoking cessation
study. You may be compensated for your
participation. If interested, call 392-0601 x.
The Body Shop at Home is seeking indepen-
dent consultants. To learn more please con-
tact: Maggie Brush, Independent Consultant,
@ 386-418-1305 or firstname.lastname@example.org
MEDICAL ASSISTANT NEEDED for'busy
dermatology office. Full-time with benefits
or part-time approximately 20 hours/week
or greater. Experience desired but willing
to train motivated, enthusiastic person.
Ideal position for pre-medical, nursing or
allied health student. One year commitment
needed. Fax resume to 352-332-2966 2-
Web Technologist needed to support ongo-
ing maintenance of Internet and intranet
sites, and specifically web site applications.
Responsibilities include design web pages;
advise on the usage of Cascading Style
sheets, Dynamic HTML, and other key
concepts; design, develop, and implement
web site software; troubleshoot problems
or malfunctions; & manage web content.
Seeking degree candidate with 2-4 years
experience in IS Technology and Internet ex-
perience; and WebSpeed & Progress Skills.
Please submit cover letter and resume to
email@example.com. To learn more
about Exactech, Inc and this opportunity
please visit www.exac.com
Based in Gainesville, Fla., Exactech devel-
ops and markets orthopaedic implant devic-
es, related surgical instruments and biologic
materials and services to hospitals and phy-
sicians. The company manufactures many
of its orthopaedic devices at its Gainesville
facility. Exactech's orthopaedic products are
used in the restoration of bones and joints
that have deteriorated as a result of injury or
diseases such as arthritis. Exactech markets
its products in the United States and in more
than 25 countries in Europe, Asia, Australia
and Latin America. 2-19-3-14
Web Content Developer
Come join a rapidly growing and publicly
traded medical device company, in a Web
Content Developer position. This is an ex-
cellent opportunity for career development
and to work in a team-based environment.
Responsibilities include design, develop, and
enhance corporate web sites; manage day-
to day web content; write content for all web
sites; ensure web site architecture is user
friendly; develop and implement promotional
plans for web sites; and act as a liaison be-
tween Sales and Marketing and Information
Services. Candidates must have excellent
journalistic and technical writing skills; ex-
perience promoting websites; experience in
graphic and web design; and knowledge of
Internet technologies. A bachelor's degree
and 3 years experience in Internet.~,iting
and web development is required. Send
cover letter, resume, and salary history to
www.exac.com for more information.
Based in Gainesville, Fla., Exactech devel-
ops and markets orthopaedic implant devic-
es, related surgical instruments and biologic
materials and services to hospitals and phy-
sicians. The company manufactures many
of its orthopaedic devices at its Gainesville
facility. Exactech's orthopaedic products are
used in the restoration of bones and joints
that have deteriorated as a result of injury or
diseases such as arthritis. Exactech markets
its products in the United States and in more
than 25 countries in Europe, Asia, Australia
and Latin America. 2-19-3-14
Start a New Year with...
Great Home time
Up to 36 cents/mile
Excellent Pay & Benefits
Late Model Volvo*Mileage
Bonus Rider Program Pet
Policy Class A CDL req'd
ext. 243, 238 or 277
Asst. Manager (FT) for large community -
Self starter with good communication skills.
Exp perferred but not required. Highly mo-
tivated, energetic, extremely friendly, multi-
tasker, prioritizing tasks a must. Some flex-
ibility to work weekends on occasion. Email
resumes to: firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to
376-2260 DFWP, EOE. 2-21-5-14
GRAPHIC DESIGNER NEEDED FOR BUSY
SIGN SHOP. FT, EXP. PREF. $9.50/HR FAX
RESUME 352-692-4835 2-21-5-14
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*1 Help Wanted ) f\ Health Services ) I Entertainment
NEIGHBORHOOD CANVASSERS Any ma-
jor. Ability to engage others professionally,
positively, & effectively. PT, afternoon work.
.Earn up to $19/hr. No sales involved. Attend
info session Feb 20, 6pm, 121 Reitz Union.
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.
Carr"n- 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,
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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2007 ALLIGATOR, 19
Speights shines off bench, sits second half
BASKETBALL, from page 20
Brewer, who finished with 16 points, five re-
bounds, four assists and three steals.
After not playing a minute against
Kentucky, center Marreese Speights was an
integral part in the Gators' victory.
The freshman acted as a defibrillator to
revive the Gators in the first half, scoring 8
points, grabbing one rebound and swatting
one shot in 5 minutes.
"I told Marreese on Monday, don't be dis-
couraged, don't get down because the team
we're getting ready to play is the perfect game
for you to play in," Donovan said. "You've got
to be ready to go."
Speights said he was just happy to aid the
Gators in the victory, but-the smile on his face
during the game said it all.
Speights was a crowd favorite and, at one
point, he turned to the student section to flash
that mega-watt smile.
"I love the Rowdy Reptiles," Speights said.
"They give us so much energy. I just love it, so
I was just showing them some love."
Donovan didn't play Speights in the sec-
ond half, saying UF needed its experienced
players on the floor.
A 17-4 run in the second
half put the Gators up 56-54
at 9:24 to give UF its first lead
of the game.
"The difference was we
shot 63 percent in the second
half and we held them to 37
Speights percent," Donovan said. "It
was really our defense that
got us back in the game."
The Gators showed their resilience and for-
ward Joakim Noah was proud of their effort.
"Right now, we have everything, but we
have to play- like we don't have anything,"
Gators enter polls for first time
SOFT, from page 20
Last season, Nelson de-
feated then-defending champion
Michigan and the Gators defeated
No. 1 Arizona on Saturday.
Senior pitcher Stacey Stevens
(2-1) continued her strong play. She
threw her third complete game of
the season but needed the help of
her defense to get the victory. USF
got six hits off Stevens but was un-
able to drive them in.
"We're a great defensive team,"
Stevens said on Tuesday, "and as a
groundball pitcher I'm dependent
on my defense to get outs for me."
Before the games, Stevens
described the UF-USF matchup >
as a great in-state rivalry, but it
has been one-sided recently. The
Gators have now
Bulls in eight of
their past nine
After starting the season unranked,
UF has gained the attention of the
country and is ranked for the first
time this season. The USA Today/
NFCApoll has the Gators at No. 20
and the ESPN.com/USA Softball
poll has them at No. 19.
GONZO, from page 20
champion Gators last night?
UF looked so bored against.
the opposition that it spotted
Alabama 18 points with its lack-
luster 22-4 performance in the
game's first 7 minutes.
I guess the Gators needed a
challenge. College basketball isn't
providing it for them.
But what will it take for a team
to defeat UF?
"I don't .know," said UF for-
ward Corey Brewer, who paused
for a moment, then scratched his
head, laughed and replied, "Well,
I'm not going to tell you."
I don't think there is an an-
The only one I can conceive is
mononucleosis, which sidelined
Brewer and led to the Gators' only
two defeats this season Florida
State and Kansas.
The fact is the Gators are 24-2
and 11-0 in conference play.
They are dominating college
basketball and haven't even
played to their potential in a
I was just a child in 1992, but
history tells me UF is looking a
whole lot like that year's Duke.
UF has three players who are
on pace for 1,000 career points.
Wednesday night, Taurean
Green became the second current
player to reach the milestone.
Duke had four 1,500 point scor-
ers on its squad.
Defending its crown in 1992,
the Blue Devils went 34-2. Should
UF win out, it would also have
two blemishes on its record.
And the biggest characteristic
that both teams share can't be
found in any record book.
They both play with an unself-
ishness that no team can match.
It's only mid-February, but
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Better yet, use a permanent
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this UF team doesn't go to Atlanta
for this year's Final Four.
I know that anything's possible
in a single-elimination tourna-
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Green's second-half rally downs 'Bama
By JENNA MARINA
Alligator Staff Writer
The No. 1 UF men's basketball team earned its
17th consecutive victory and tied the longest winning
streak in Gators history Wednesday night in a come-
from-behind 76-67 victory against No. 25 Alabama. UF
also matched school records for wins (24) and home
wins (16) in a regular season.
Point guard Taurean Green saved the Gators (24-2,
11-0 Southeastern Conference) late in the game after a
dismal first-half performance.
Green didn't hit a single one of his six attempts in
the first half, but he ended up making 6 of 7 attempts
in the second half.
He added a 6-of-6 performance from the free-throw
line within the last 1:25 of the game.
"He's got that stuff about him," Donovan said. "He
has got huge guts. He's got huge courage and he's not
afraid. He's got a great will to want to win."
Green led the team with 20 points
and became the second starter to
reach 1,000 points in his career, joining
S Corey Brewer.
Men's "You look at Taurean Green play
Basketball basketball and you can't tell if you're
up or down," Noah said. "He doesn't
let anything get into his head. He's such a clutch play-
er. He's our floor general. He's our leader out there. He
did a great job today."
The first half wasn't pretty for the Gators, who at
one point were behind 22-4.
Errant passes resulted in three turnovers in UF's
The Gators' backcourt had difficultly converting 3-
point shots as well, going 1 for 10 in the first half.
During halftime, UF coach Billy Donovan told
Green and senior Lee Humphrey to keep shooting.
The duo responded with two threes each in the .
The Gators also upped the tempo, which tuckered
"We started playing our style and started pushing Tim asey / Alligator Staff
it and got the game going faster.," said forward Corey Taurean Green goes up for a shot in UF's 76-67 win against Alabama
SEE BASKETBALL, PAGE 19 on Wednesday. Green scored his 1,000th point during the game.
Who are all those people
saying there's too much
parity in college basket-
There's no parity. There's UF and
then there's everybody else.
That's called domination.
In one of their worst performanc-
es of the year Wednesday night, the
No. 1 Gators prevailed against an-
67 against No.
been as high
Antonio as No. 4 this
Going Going Gonzo the 1991-92
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Devils has a
team looked so much better than
the rest of the nation.
In fact, it's not even close.
This year, the disparity in col-
lege basketball is easy to measure:
That's by how much the Gators
pummeled the nation's second-
ranked team Ohio State in
Sure, it was another sluggish
start for.UF, facing an 18-point defi-
cit its largest of the season but
was there ever a realistic chance
the Crimson Tide would unseat the
SEE GONZO, PAGE 19
Gators continue strong start with South Florida sweep
By KARL HYPPOLITE
After dropping both games against UF, the
South Florida softball team may begin having
nightmares about Alexandra Gardiner.
Entering Wednesday's doubleheader the
first baseman was just 3'for 14, but her bat
chose the right moments to awaken from its
C.pdiner's home run broke a 1-1 tie in the
top of the seventh of the second game and
sparked a three-run inning that gave UF (6-1)'
a 4-1 lead it wouldn't relinquish.
Gardiner let the Bulls (3-4) know who
she was early on as she drove in catcher
Francesca Enea for the first score of UF's 2-1
victory in the first game.
In both games combined she finished with
four hits, three RBI and one run scored, more
than doubling her stats in each category.
Sophomore second baseman Kim
Waleszonia had a big night, going 3 for 4 and
*UF swimming coach Gregg Troy
won the Southeastern Conference
men's Coach of the Year. Freshman
Roland Rudolf also took an award,
winning SEC Freshman of the Year.
driving in senior outfielder
Lacy Howard with a two-
out double in the Gators'
big seventh inning.
Stacey Nelson (4-0) showed
grit as she battled through
a fourth-inning jam.
Gardiner The Bulls got three con-
secutive hits off Nelson, scoring one run and
threatening to take the lead with third base-
man Alison Savarese on second.
U 1986: With leading scorers Drew
Moten and Vernon Maxwell strug-
gling, Ronnie Montgomery led a late
charge as the men's basketball team
defeated Georgia 71-70.
Nelson settled down and struck out USF
catcher Laura Wolf on five pitches. Overall,
Nelson had a strong day, striking out seven
batters and bringing her strikeout total to 29
on the season.
After a solid freshman campaign, Nelson
has continued to add to her resume this
For the second straight season, she has
defeated a No. 1 team.
SEE SOFT, PAGE 19
EThe UF women's golf team wrapped
up a tournament, finishing third. The
Santa Fe baseball and basketball
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