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Vandy storm ends UF reign
By JENNA MARINA
Alligator Staff Writer
NASHVILLE, Tenn. As the clock
ticked off the final seconds, forward
Al Horford stood at the end of UF's
bench, prepared for what was about
The "overrated" cheer had already
come and gone.
Now, the sold-out crowd of 14,3160
was ready to cover the court the way
the snow had blanketed the hoods of or
their cars earlier that
morning. SyndicatedConV i
Vanderbilt plowed San
the top-ranked Gators
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breaking their na-
Basketball tion-leading winning
streak at 17.
The Gators didn't stick around for
Vanderbilt's celebration of its first win
over a No. 1 team since they beat No.
1 Kentucky in 1993, and UF coach Billy
Donovan apologized to' Vanderbilt
coach Kevin Stallings for neglecting to
shake the players' hands.
"I made sure I told (Vanderbilt as-
sistant coach) Larry Shyatt to get our
guys off," UF coach Billy Donovan
said. "I think sometimes in a situation
like that, bad things can happen. I told
Kevin after the game, I wasn't being
disrespectful to you or your team, and
No. 2 Ohio State could leap UF (24-
3, 11-1 Southeastern Conference) in the
polls released today, even though the
Gators walloped the Buckeyes by 26
earlier this season.
"This is a tough loss for us," Horford
said. "It shows if we don't come out 4 A a o
SEE HOOPS, PAGE 22
Cattle-thief ring arrested in Marion
By JESSICA PONN
Samuel Love arrived at Belleview High School one fall day
in 2006 to find that the 11 cattle from his Marion County agri-
culture lab had been stolen during the night.
"I was totally surprised when the cattle went missing from
our pasture," said Love, an agriculture teacher at the high
He immediately filed a police report with the Marion
County Sheriff's Office, and Friday the office announced that
it has arrested threemen in connection with this and a dozen
Matt LaPorta (right)
hit two home runs
Sunday, but it
wasn't enough as
the UF baseball
team lost to No. 5
Miami 10-7. The
Gators still won the
rivalry series 2-1.
See story, pg. 24.
"I was totally surprised when the cattle went
missing from our pasture."
Belleview High School agriculture teacher
other related cattle heists.
As of Friday, 129 head of cattle have been reported stolen
in Marion County, most from farms along Interstate 75 near its
intersection with Highway 326, north of Ocala.
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By JESSICA DaSILVA
Gov. Charlie Crist opposes a student technol-
ogy fee in his proposed budget for 2007, but a
UF official says the fee is essential for UF and
Florida's other public universities to keep up
with technological developments.
The technology fee proposes a $1 charge per
credit hour to undergraduate students. If imple-
mented, the fee would generate about $7 million
toward improving the technology of Florida's
Crist's spokeswoman Kathy Torian said Crist
is "very clearly across the board against increas-
es in tuition and fees."
Crist wanted to ensure
the availability of higher
education to students and
added that he believed raising
tuition could prevent some
students from receiving it,
However, Torian also said
Hot if specific legislation passed
through the state Legislature, Crist would con-
sider all aspects of the issue. She added that he
would have to know exactly where the money
"He would have to be convinced that it was
needed in order to support it," Torian said.
Marc Hoit, UF's interim chief information
officer, said the fee, which was approved by
the board that oversees 11 public universities
in November, is important because UF uses its
entire technology budget about $28 million
a year to keep its technology running ef-
The money covers personnel, computer
maintenance and UF's WebMail service, Hoit
There is a lack of funding because students'
technology usage was not originally considered
when tuition amounts were drawn up, Hoit
While Hoit said he could understand Crist's
concern about students' access to higher educa-
tion, he added that he couldn't see any other
way to fund technological upgrades.
"Ours is the lowest in-state tuition, and
SEE FEE, PAGE 5
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can learn about the history of
Juneteenth, the oldest national
commemoration of the end of
slavery in the United States.
There will be musicandfood..- -
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Reitz Union Auditorium,
The Black Student Union hosts
a film screening and discussion
as part of its Education in Black
Phillips' Center for the
Performing Arts, 7 p.m.
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Forum tackles eating disorders
By BRITTANY DAVIS
Jennifer Goetz denied her
eating disorder-even when she
was in the hospital being fed by
While staying at the hospital
for long-term care, Goetz would
get up at midnight to exercise
when she knew the doctor
wouldn't checkon her. She still
didn't think she had a problem.
In a forum held Saturday in
the Reitz Union Grand Ballroom,
Goetz and four other panelists
told about 100 people the causes
of eating disorders, how to iden-
tify an eating disorder and how to
get treatment in Gainesville.
Dr. Pauline Powers, a psy-
chiatrist who specializes in eating
disorders, said the media are par-
tially responsible for the negative
self-images many women have.
Powers showed a magazine
picture of Tyra Banks next to an
article in which Banks defended
her recent 30-pound weight gain.
Powers said Banks is now a
healthy weight, but the media
often push the idea that only the
extremely thin are attractive.
Dr. Marcia Morris, the clini-
cal coordinator of the Eating
Disorders Treatment Team at UF,
said these media images com-
bined with family and genetic
factors can contribute to the de-
velopment of an eating disorders
like anorexia and bulimia.
There are many ways to iden-
tify an eating disorder, Morris
said. For example, a person who
has an obsession with weight that
interferes with daily
"Society puts so r
sure, it's often hard t
people that their b
harming them," she s
look at actresses on T
hard to convince them
Morris said that c
students are affected
disorders more than
In 2005 alone, th
Health Care Center
patients for eating
Almost all of them we
About 10 million f
1 million males have
nosed with eating d
the United States, ac
the National Eating
Association Web site.
"I'm very angry
Morris said men
seek help because t
But failure to trea
disorder can have ser
In extreme cases, I
eating disorders can
failure. But those with
cases can also face pro
result of vomiting, f(
bulimics often get c
Additionally, an ea
der can affect a person
life has an ships with families and friends,
and might affect school or job
nuch pres- performance, Morris said.
o convince The problem, she said, is that
behavior is the disease controls people, not
;aid. "They allowing them to see beyond their
'V, and it's eating disorder.
they aren't People with eating disorders
often can't afford care, and few
ollege-aged insurance companies will provide
by eating coverage, Morris said. In order
any other for people to have lasting recov-
ery, she said, they often need a
ie Student psychologist, a psychiatrist, a
treated 260 nutritionist and a medical doctor.
disorders. These resources are available at
re women. the Student Health Care Center
emales and but can be difficult to find in the
been diag- community.
disorders in Powers said that some insur-
cording to ance policies prevent people from
Disorders getting help, and lawsuits have
been filed against those compa-
ith in- nies that refuse to cover adequate
ies right I'm very angry with insurance
companies right now," she said.
line Powers An audience member's eyes
brimmed with tears as she ex-
psychiatrist plained her struggle to find af-
fordable treatment in Gainesville
often don't now that she has graduated and
hey face a is no longer eligible for the ser-
vices at the Student Health Care
t an eating Center.
ious conse- Morris offered to help the
woman and said she is not alone
people with in her problems.
lie of heart For example, Goetz, a UF soph-
less severe more and the panelist recovering
blems. As a from an eating disorder, said she
r example, might still need treatment for the
avities and next six to nine years to prevent a
eating disor- "Behaviors take a long time to
n's relation- form, and it takes years to undo
Pauline Powers, a nationally recognized eating disorder expert,
speaks at "Fighting with Food," an event in the Reitz Union Ballroom
that kicked off National Eating Disorders Month.
those behaviors," she said. attention to eating disorders be-
It is scary, she said, to have cause many people still view them
a disease for which the only as choices rather than diseases.
medicine is food when food is the "Why would anyone chose
enemy. that kind of life?" she said. "You
She said insurance companies just can't be happy if you are faced
and society don't give enough with that demon every day."
SFCC lobbies Florida Senate for transportation fee
* THE BILL WOULD AFFECT ALL
STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGES.
By KATIE EMMETS
Alligator Contributing Writer
Representatives from SFCC are heading to
Tallahassee in hopes of influencing legislation
that will affect community colleges statewide.
Matt Barker, SFCC's Student Body presi-
dent, will try to persuade the Florida Senate's
higher education committee Wednesday to
support a bill that will allow community
colleges to charge a transportation fee with
If passed, the bill will allow every com-
munity college in the state to charge fees to
help pay for transportation, like student bus
Even though the fee would raise tuition a
dollar per credit hour, Audrey Couprie, SFCC
Student Senate president pro-tempore, said
SFCC's administration strongly supports the
Couprie is also serves as the president
of the Florida Junior Community College
Student Government Association, an orga-
nization that governs all
Santa Fe community college student
Community governments in the state.,
College While in Tallahassee,
Couprie said she will lobby
for an increase in the Bright Futures budget to
pay for summer classes.
She also hopes to make an appointment
with state Senate President Ken Pruitt to
discuss the association's positions on the six
higher education issues before the state leg-
Other than Bright Futures and transporta-
tion fees, the issues include:
*An increase in tuition for credit hours
earned after the required number for an as-
*A sales tax exemption on textbooks.
*Availability of a bachelor's degree at com-
*Creation of a program to provide altera-
tives to student loans for working students.
Raising tuition to help pay for student
transportation is also popular among some
SFCC student organizations.
Members of the SFCC Republican cub will
also travel to Tallahassee this week to support
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SG seeks input on WebMail
By ERIN EHRLICH
Alligator Contributing Writer
As part of an effort to improve UF's e-mail
service for students, a test version of WebMail
was posted Friday with one notable change.
Users of the updated version, which is avail-
able at the WebMail login page, will be able to
quickly e-mail contacts in their address book.
"It's like a playground for the new ideas,"
said Student Senate President Josh Weiss.
A Senate committee was created last month
to gather student input and complaints about
Weiss said that he feels very confident about
the changes being made and that once a feature
is perfected, it will be made permanent.
"It's going to be a gradual process," he said.
The committee's chairman, Roberto
Hernandez, said a survey that
S will help students relay feed-
back about the service is in the
Also, the committee will be
on the Reitz Union Colonnade
J ."- at some time within the next
B two weeks, when members
Weiss will gather student input about
WebMail, Hernandez said.
Josh Pollock, a UF wildlife ecology senior,
said when he tested the new version, he couldn't
tell that new features had been installed. He said
he hopes a spam-filtering feature will be added.
Wider roads improve driving
* A UF STUDY SHOWS
THAT REDESIGN HELPS.
By JOEY CHINDAMO
With Florida's aging popula-
tion now driving on aging roads,
a UF researcher suggests that
changes in intersection design
can improve older drivers' per-
formances behind the wheel.
Sherrilene Classen, an as-
sistant professor at the College
of Public Health and Health
Professions, began her research
in 2005 using 10 intersections in
Five of the intersections fea-
tured the redesigned qualities
that Classen was testing, she said.
The other five intersections were
The conditions for improved
intersections included wider turn
angles, a-wider shoulder and
right-turn lanes that allow traffic
to merge smoothly into the cross-.
"We recruited drivers, both
older and younger, to see if it
was the older drivers who bei-
efited more or the younger ones
as well," Classen said.
According to the AARP Public
Policy Institute, about 25 percent
of those with driver's licenses
will be 65 or older by 2029. In
2003, one out of seven licensed
drivers were in that age group.
Classen said sensors were
built into the test vehicle a
2004 Buick Century to mea-
sure G forces.
Higher G forces-would in-
dicate higher instability in the
vehicle, she said.
"The bottom line is at three
of the improved intersections,
U F saw there was
Rese@ath a significant
in driving be-
havior," she said.
Classen said both older and
younger drivers benefited equal-
ly from the changes.
"Now we think that if these
intersection design guidelines
benefit both older and younger
drivers in the same way, it makes
it more attractive to enhance all
intersections," she said.
UF mascot meets icy
reception at OSU
By DREW HARWELL
Alligator Staff Writer
Never has a violent film been
At the beginning of the video, a
statue of UF's Albert the Alligator
stands victorious. Why shouldn't
he? His school has just won a
month-long running race against
Ohio State University.
By the end of the clip, however,
he's a crumbling heap of what ap-
pears to be Styrofoam.
It began with a challenge con-
cocted by Nike. OSU and UF fans
were to outfit themselves with
Nike+ running gear which,
with an iPod Nano, special run-
ning shoes and a sensor, cost at
least $265. Fans were instructed to
run as many miles as they could in
January. Each mile they ran would
go toward whichever university
they chose to support.
By the end of the month, each
school had accrued about 50,000
But UF fans ended up running
about 4,000 miles more. As a re-
sult, a statue of the Gators mascot
would be placed on OSU's cam-
pus in Columbus.
The victory was short-lived.
In a video of the murder sub-
mitted to YouTube.com by Nike, a
crew is shown erecting the statue
on the morning of Feb. 1.
Early in the video, pedestrians
pass by with shrugs and inquisi-
SThen, like the evolving mon-
keys in "2001: A Space Odyssey,"
the Buckeyes dose in. One person
spits, another tests the statue's
sturdiness and another reads the
plaque and, realizing its blasphe-
my, kicks the peaceful Albert in
Spotlight on the Then,
amp the car-
n a g e
As snow lightly falls, a group
of hoodlums topple Albert and
quickly disperse. Others join in
the melee, breaking fingers and
batting his skull.
It's almost hard to watch the
shattered Albert get beaten with
his own arm, which, only minutes
before, held a finger gesturing
Albert only got to gloat for
about five hours.
One YouTube user, "gator-
power," didn't let the battery hurt
his UF pride.
"It's the only way Ohio State
can ever beat a Gator," he typed.
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Greeks step up for annual show
By KIM WILMATH
Alligator Contributing Writer
For a second, it was hard to believe
the red, pulsing mass onstage was
actually eight people, all clapping and
stomping in such flawless unison that it
sounded like a hidden drumline.
"It's not as easy as it looks," said
Kelli Gary, a member of the soror-
ity that took first place at the 18th an-
nual Florida Invitational Step Show on
Saturday at the O'Connell Center.
The event, which featured Greek
organizations' dance teams from across
the country, was put on by the Black
Student Union in celebration of Black
Stepping, a form of choreographed
dance, originated in traditional African
dance, said Belinda James, a produc-
tion committee member.
Though it is practiced by tradition-
ally black college fraternities and soror-
ities, "all backgrounds and ethnicities
can come out and have a good time,"
The singing of "Lift Ev'ry Voice and
Sing," often called the "black national
anthem," kicked off the festivities,
hosted by Fonzworth Bentley, a hip
hop artist and fashion designer.
At about 7:30 p.m., the lights
dimmed, and sections of the bleachers
came to life.
"Oooh, Omega," one team shouted,
while a group of girls somewhere else
in the stadium squealed and threw up
their hands in a "delta" shape.
Ten judges representing Greek or-
ganizations selected a fraternity dance
team and a sorority dance team for the
two $3,000 prizes.
The first place team was Phi Beta
Sigma Fraternity from Houston, which
wowed the crowd by handing out
white roses and giving shout-outs to
each sorority during its step routine.
The other prize went to Delta
Sigma Theta Sorority at North Carolina
Agricultural and Technical State
University, who wore red dresses and
stomped to Tina Turner songs.
Each team was scored on precision,
difficulty, traditionalism, showmanship
Nine UF Greek organizations were
involved in the show, but none com-
Karl Jennings, one of the judges,
said he understood how much work
goes into the routines because he's had
"Between stage fright and the
adrenaline rush, it's not easy to keep it
all together," he said.
This step show was the biggest
grossing one yet, said UF senior Sabdy
Pacheco, the executive director of the
event. About 4,000 people came to
show their support for the cultural
Quentin Henderson, a member of
Iota Phi Theta Fraternity at Bethune-
Cookman College in Daytona, said that
stepping is about having fun, but more
importantly, it's about brotherhood.
"Everybody has to be on one beat,
so there has to be a bond between us,"
he said. "There's a link between all of
Members of a fraternity from Morgan State University perform at the
Florida Invitational Step Show at the O'Connell Center on Saturday night.
over love songs
* EIGHT GROUPS COMPETED FOR A
CHANCE TO RECORD THEIR SONG.
By YVONNE AYALA
Alligator Contributing Writer
Twenty-four years after she had her most famous
single, Pat Benatar still influences song writers.
The UF Wesleyan Foundation, a Methodist student
organization, hosted its first Love Is a Battlefield song-
writing competition at the Reitz Union Amphitheater
on Friday night.
"Last year we had people write on banners about
what they thought love was, and one of the most
prominent things people had written on the banners
was love is a battlefield," said Kara Lowe, a member
of the UF Wesleyan Foundation.
Eight different groups took part in the contest,
which gave participants the opportunity to perform
their love-themed songs and compete for prizes, in-
cluding a chance to record their song at a studio.
Using a guitar and a skin drum called a djembe,
Jon Lash, George Dumaine and Joey ,Myer opened
Lash, a UF student, described the contest as a way
to figure out what love is about in a culture dominated
by flowers and chocolate boxes around Valentine's
"This song is my own spiritual journey trying
to break out of religious molds and constraints and
contexts and really find God for who he is," Lash said
about his songwriting. "This song is about who I've
come to find God to be and about his love."
The winner of the competition, Charles Amuzie,
said his song, "San Francisco," expresses the idea of
love as a journey.
"Love is like determination," said Amuzie, a UF
English major. "I suppose it shares elements with be-
ing able to persevere through the times that aren't fun
and aren't easy and making things work when love is
not as pleasant as it could be."
Members of UF's music department, nationwide
Christian radio station Air 1 and UF students judged
Amuzie chose four hours of studio recording time
as his prize instead of a $300 gift certificate to Liquid
All participants were offered gift certificates to
Liquid Music Store, but first, second and third place
winners also had the option of getting studio record-
Prizes totaled $600.
UF: Funds needed for growth
FEE, from page 1
while I don't want to raise the cost,
we still just don't have the funding,"
However, Hoit added he has a list
of about 10 different services to im-
prove UF technology such as wireless
Internet connections and the online
But finding funds may be easier
said than done.
"You can't just go down to Best Buy
and buy a new (wireless location),"
However, he said the current
budget does not allow enough elbow
room for UF's Office of Information
Technology to pursue any of those
services. If UF implemented all those
ideas, it would cost about $7 million to
$8 million a year, Hoit said, though he
added he only expects to implement a
couple of services at a time.
But he said preparing UF students
for a job market in a global economy is
what matters most to him. He said UF
should be able to prepare its students
so they can go out and teach new
things to the companies they work for,
rather than having to learn on the job.
"This will be beneficial to the stu-
dents, faculty and state," Hoit said. "It
will help us move into the information
age much better."
Suspect admits to selling stolen cattle
MOO,from page 1
The suspects 19-year-olds David Faison,
Steven Harrison and Michael Johnson are ac-
cused of stealing the animals and selling them
at local livestock markets.
In a voluntary interview with authorities,
Faison admitted to being involved in the theft
and sale of "a bunch of cattle" during the
past two years, according to a Marion County
Sheriff's Office report.
Faison said he wanted to tell authorities the
entire story but was instructed not to by his
lawyer. He was then arrested on 17 counts of
grand theft, among other charges, and remains
in the Marion County Jail.
According the same report, Faison had to
limit his involvement because many people
in the local cattle markets knew him. He had
checks made out to the other suspects in order
to avoid suspicion.
Johnson said that Faison paid him a fee to
sell the cattle and then kept the rest of the mon-
ey for himself. On one occasion, Johnson said he
cashed a check for more than $5,000.
The value of an individual cow can range
significantly depending on its age and condi-
tion. Love said those at Belleview were worth
about $500 each.
Moving the animals which
-' ': can weigh anywhere from 200 to
News 1,000 pounds is no easy task.
"You've got to have a little bit
of knowledge of livestock," Love said.
The suspects gained that knowledge from
agriculture classes they took in high school.
Harrison said that he and the other suspects
loaded the cattle into trailers and kept them at
a nearby property before transporting them to
markets, according to the sheriff's report.
Between 12 and 15 cases of cattle theft have
been filed in Marion County since spring 2005,
with a total estimated value of more than
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New improvements only
scrape the surface
If there's one thing most of us can agree that we hate
about being students at UF, it's the UF WebMail pro-
gram. Sure, UF and the Open Systems Group the
division that created it may never have intended for
WebMail to be the primary way for students to access their
GatorLink e-mail accounts. But for many students, it is. For
some, its their only e-mail source.
Compared to programs like Gmail and Yahoo! Mail, UF
WebMail is downright primitive. It lacks a decent spam
filter, any kind of text formatting or a search feature.
And to top it all off, it's pretty ugly and hard to navi-
So we were excited when the new test version showed
up this weekend until we realized that allit would do is
auto-complete e-mail addresses. A useful feature, yes, but
a better spam filter would be more appreciated.
It boggles us that an e-mail with "SPAM" in the subject
line can still sneak past the sieve and into our inboxes.
We understand that these changes can't be made over-
night but we've been complaining for years, and this is
the best they can do? Why did UF spend a ton of money
for the Open Systems Group to create an e-mail program
when better open source prograins are out there? UF could
have customized an existing e-mail program to suit its
needs for a fraction of the cost.
UF's Computing and Networking Services budget bare-
ly allows it to keep itself afloat so how can it possibly
hope to implement improvements to WebMail?
It actually has a whole "wish list" of features it would
like to make to the program, including asking for confir-
mation before emptying trash, offering to report spam
from the folder view (not just an individual message),
adding a search feature and the ability to mark messages
read or unread.
It seems like in this era of technological wonders, all it
should take is the rewriting of some codes and the click
of a few buttons. But unfortunately, it's not that simple..
These things take time and money.
Which brings us to something else UF needs: an in-
crease in the technology fee. The administration isn't ask-
ing for much, just a measly dollar per credit hour. It would
add up to be about half a million bucks for improvements
to all of our UF technology not just WebMail.
But Mr. I-oppose-all-increases-in-any-kind-of-tuition
himself, Gov. Charlie Crist, has already spoken against
the proposed fee for every Florida university. Sorry,
Charlie, but some things just cost money, and technology
ain't cheap. WebCT, computer labs and the upkeep of hun-
dreds of UF Web sites come with no small price tag. How
are we to improve the Gator Nation if every time we need
a few alms, we're turned away at the door like ragamuf-
There's a difference between keeping education afford-
able for Florida families and allowing it to drive itself into
But with Charlie the unbeliever in education spend-
ing increases in the Governor's Mansion, it looks like
we'll have to settle with WebMail for at least another four
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Government can't provide for everyone
A lot of hype in national politics lately has focused on Another example of this legisla-
two major issues intended to help the "little guy": tion-creates-money mentality is the
.L increased minimum wage and the pursuit of-free minimum-wage increase. Again, it
- or at least universal health care. seems voters really believe that a
It's not surprising that many people see these as two simple show of hands will some-
noble, unassailable goals. Ahigher minimum wage would how teleport more money into
help poor people, right? Anybody who opposes a mini- Patrick Barrett the pockets of minimum-wage
mum wage increase must hate poor people. Same goes for firstname.lastname@example.org workers. But the money that em-
ployees receive has to come from
universal health care. employers, and if those employers
These hot-button issues may well lead us into a new are forced to spend more money for each worker, they just
age of legislative idealism. Soon we will outlaw death, hun- won't employ as many people.
ger and garlic breath. Those bold enough to attack America And we're forgetting again where these employers get
will face steep fines. A proposition to continue the "Rocky" their money from you, the consumer. If employers have
series indefinitely will pass in a landslide, to deal with increased labor costs, they will likely have to
These may all be great ideas, but they are meaningless increase their prices.
because they wouldn't work. The prevailing mentality in Unions generally scale their wages relative to the mini-
social politics is that when legislation is approved, money mum wage. Because more than 20 million Americans are
just appears. But it doesn't. union or minimum-wage workers, such an increase would
Take universal health care. Although it is difficult to at- have a significant impact on our economy.
tack directly since there's no consensus on how it would Politicians use these issues to exploit the very people
be implemented the basic idea is simple enough. The they claim to represent. They advocate impossible health
government must make health care affordable to everyone care reforms and irresponsible wage increases because it
by paying for some or all of it. sounds noble. But is it noble to sell false hopes for a vote?
Sounds like a pretty sweet deal. Instead of us paying for The American dream is about moving up from the bottom
health care, we'll make the government do it. While we're rung and trying to eliminate that rung is economically
at it, let's make the government pay our car loans and elec- impossible.
tric bills, too. Perseverance and hard work have always been and
The only problem is that the government's money is re- to economic su
ally the taxpayers' money. Because of this, the government t o r -
has no real power to finance anything. In reality, it can only cess. No legislation can ever bring you there.
shift the financial responsibilities of its citizens from one Let's support politicians who facilitate growth and
person to another. For this reason, "letting the government innovation rather than stagnation. In the long run, these
pay" for something means compelling one citizen to pick programs never help the little guy they just keep him
up another's slack, little.
Forcing some Americans to pay for the health care of Patrick Barrett is a junior majoring in Russian. His column
other Americans is unfeasible and unethical. appears on Mondays.
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Letters to the ~ ":
Pants Party platform disappointing
I was pretty excited about the release
of the Pants Party platform. As a party,
the group is absolutely right in one sense:
Student Government officials probably
take themselves a bit too seriously. But at
the same time, however, SG execs are in
a very critical position to speak and work
for the student body. That's why I consider
my vote in SG elections pretty seriously,
and that's why the qualifications and plat-
forms of these pseudo-parties are relevant.
Nonetheless, the fact that the Alligator
editorial board seems all but prepared to
endorse these pranksters has forced me to
put my concerns in writing.
Pants disappointed me when its platform
basically provided a synopsis of what SG
has already done over the past few years.
Free water at the Reitz Union? Drinking
fountains. An additional Student Nighttime
Auxiliary Patrol van? Traffic court bought
another this year. Free condoms in residence
halls? I get mine at the infirmary, a 24-pack
for free it's worth the walk.
True online voting? Again? The SG
Supreme Court shut it down before, and
there are already 10,000 kids who trek to the
polls annually a much higher rate than
those for SG elections at universities around
the nation. That's like putting Brown v.
Board of Education back to a national ref-
erendum. Seek outside funding for the SG
end-of-the-year banquet? I remember this
paper's coverage of that debacle last year,
and wasn't the verdict that they already seek
outside funding? What else are we going to
see them promise, free hand towels?
I think I speak for thousands of students
when I say Pants has really let us down. I'm
not a big fan of the Gator machine, either
it needs to prove to us that it is capable
of delivering on these lofty promises while
running a clean operation but I simply
cannot cast my vote for a party of incompe-
tence and misdirection.
So Pants, to-take a line from "Office
Space," "What would ya say ... ya do here?"
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Gator Party invitation broke no 700 code
The process of filing election complaints
is necessary to ensure a fair and represen-
tative SG election. However, this intent is
subverted and trivialized by complaints
filed under false pretenses for political gain.
Simply put: The election cycle started Jan.
30, and the invitation e-mail was sent Feb.
2. While UF WebMail may have some faults,
it still enables recipients to view the time
an e-mail was sent. Gator Party President
Yooni Yi sent the invitation to the campaign
barbecue Feb. 2 a full three days into the
active election cycle and well within cam-
paign regulations. I am confident this error
was due to an insufficient understanding of
the 700 codes by the Pants Party representa-
tivre filing the complaint which, although it
speaks to the larger ineptitude of the party,
is hopefully not an attempt at mudslinging.
However, I am less certain that the al-
legations of intimidation lack malice. All
of Gator's candidates were encouraged to
interview with each party before making a
decision regarding which slate they wish to
align with. An applicant has every right,to
choose his or her affiliation, and to suggest
foul play without any evidence taints an
otherwise exciting election season.
I urge the leadership of the Pants Party
to retract any complaints based on con-
jecture and spite, and I look forward to a
positive campaign that focuses on the ideas
and qualifications presented to the student
Senate candidates look at both parties
The Pants Party went out of its way to
abuse the core value of honesty that it claims
to hold so dear. In a press release that read
. like "The National Enquirer," the Pants
Party made false and outrageous claims
in an attempt to frighten the student body
away from the Gator Party.
To say that the Gator Party used intimi-
dation tactics to lure candidates away from
the Pants Party is beyond ridiculous. During
slating, students frequently interview with
both parties and run with the one they pre-
fer. Since no intimidation occurred, Pants
is firing shots in the dark and deliberately
misinterpreting personal correspondence in
an attempt to discredit the service and expe-
rience of Gator's slate and image.
The Gator Party has put incredible effort
into reaching out to students across campus,
and Pants is wasting the student body's time
with pointless fabrications while the Gator
Party works to put its platform into motion.
Gator Party platform solid, achievable
If the only negative response the Gator
Party received about the platform it released
Thursday is that cameras in the congested
Park-and-Ride and Commuter lots are not
necessary, then the Gator Party must have
the most solid platform in recent memory.
Forget-the waterslide or Moe's Gator
promises expensive coursepacks for free on
WebCT, fighting against minus grades and
putting advising appointments online, all
to benefit poor, hard-working and busy stu-
dents. And if I could look at the parking-lot
traffic before I left home instead of circling
the Park-and-Ride garage, I think my life
would be a little easier.
Referendum decision unfair for students'
The student-run coffee shop referendum
will not be on the upcoming SG Spring
elections ballot, but not because it was im-
properly worded, as the Alligator reported
Wednesday. Indeed, the petition was in
statement form, but there is no format for
referendum questions listed in SG Statutes,
and a statement followed by voters choos-
ing "yes" or "no" should be perfectly ac-
ceptable. To clarify, the referendum would
have looked like this: "I support having
a student-run coffee shop on campus. (A
student-run coffee shop is a space wholly
owned and run by students for the benefit
of students)," to which you as a voter would
respond "yes" or "no."
The real reason the SG Supreme Court
decided to reject the petitions was because
not everyone listed his or her address and
phone numbers. Seeing as how it is pos-
sible to go to UF and not have an address
or a phone number, and that the ultimate
purpose of the information on a petition
is to prove you are who you say you are,
it would seem that requiring these fields
would be overkill. Nevertheless, our latest
crop of bureaucrats-to-be in the Supreme
Court were not up to interpreting the law
Monday evening, finding it much easier to
nip the democratic process in the bud than
to be students with any kind of common
sense, compassion or desire to serve the
Studio Percussion good for community
As a UF doctoral student and a parent-
volunteer at Studio Percussion, I would like
to provide Alligator readers with a more
accurate understanding of the predicament
faced by Studio Percussion. My 7-year-old
son has been enrolled at Studio Percussion
for more than a year, and we have both
played in the Studio Percussion drum-
line, which performs at many UF events,
including women's soccer games and
Homecoming. The drumline also serenaded
Gators fans before a football game last Fall
and played at a men's basketball game.
Studio Percussion contributes to the
Gainesville community at large as well as
the UF community. With the complaints
issued by Jeffrey Smith, the studio is seri-
ously limited in its effectiveness and ability
to fulfill its mission to provide anyone,
regardless of age, gender or income, the
ability to profit from the benefits of play-
ing music. Studio Percussion is a nonprofit
organization that enriches the Gainesville
community in countless ways. I don't know
what parents, students and studio members
can do about this problem, but if you can
support our mission in any way, you are
supporting something truly great.
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By JASON SILVER
Alligator Contributing Writer
Competition was the name of
the game this week as UF's Greek
community faced off in fundrais-
ers ranging from a basketball
tournament to a chicken-wing-
The Alpha Epsilon Phi
Sorority held its 11th annual Phi
Hoops three-on-three basketball
tournament at the Broward Hall
With 26 teams of both men and
women, the event raised more
than $650 for the Elizabeth Glaser
Pediatric AIDS Foundation, said
Jamie Silverstein, the director of
Silverstein said the tourna-
ment has special meaning be-
cause Glaser was a sister in the
Greek was a sister in Alpha
;:.:-. Epsilon Phi, and
we annually raise
money to find a cure
and raise awareness of pediatric
AIDS," she said.
The Sigma Chi Fraternity put
on its Derby Days philanthropy
About 500 sorority members
took part in the numerous events,
said Mike Quinoy, the fraternity's
Celebrity judges for the line
dance event included UF football
players Javier Estopinan, David
Nelson, Butch Rowley and Tim
Quinoy said Sigma Chi raised
more than $22,500, which will
go to the Children's Miracle
Network at Shands Children's
Quinoy said this year's Derby
Days was the biggest ever.
"With all the week's activities
Sigma Chi puts on, this annual
event really focused on helping
the real winners the children
at Shands Children's Hospital,"
The Kappa Kappa Gamma
Sorority held its third annual
Too Hot to Handle philanthropy
Thursday, with a chicken wing-
Emily Bogenschutz, the soror-
ity's president, said more than
$2,000 was raised.
The money will go toward
Reading is Fundamental, an
organization that promotes chil-
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Some heart patients vulnerable to mental stress
March 6, 2006
The fear of public speaking might cause some
people to do more than just break out in a cold sweat
and battle stomach-churning butterflies it could
prove to have consequences for their heart health.
University of Florida cardiologists have identified
a group of heart disease patients who appear especially
vulnerable to the physical effects of mental stress.
Chronic anxiety, depression or anger are widely
recognized as raising the risk of heart attack,
hospitalization or sudden death in. patients whose
hearts suffer dangerous decreases in blood flow
during exercise testing. Even something as simple
as public speaking, doing mental arithmetic or
recounting an argument with a loved one can trigger
But until now, patients who trod the treadmill
without experiencing chest pain or restricted blood
flow had never been similarly scrutinized when it
came to mental stress. Yet what goes on in their heads
could have consequences for their hearts as well, UF
researchers write in today's (March 7) issue of the
Journal of the American College of Cardiology. A
third of the heart patients they studied developed
temporary changes in heart rhythm or restricted
blood flow when they were asked to role-play a
difficult interpersonal situation, even though their
hearts responded normally to exercise.
"Recently our group and some other investigators
have started to expand the population of patients that
we're looking at to try to explore what happens when
mental stress is applied," said David S. Sheps, M.D.,
a professor and associate chairman of cardiovascular
medicine at UFs College of Medicine and the Malcom
Randall Veterans Affairs Medical Center. "We believe
the phenomenon of mental stress-induced reductions
in blood flow to the heart is much more common than
has been previously recognized."
In general, studies have shown that as many as two-
thirds of patients with coronary artery disease who
experience exercise-related reductions in blood flow
to the heart respond similarly to mental stress. These
bouts often produce no symptoms of chest pain and
are rarely detectable on a standard electrocardiogram.
Yet last year UF researchers found that these patients
have a threefold greater risk of dying as large a risk
factor as cigarette smoking or high cholesterol. Other
studies have linked stress experienced after mass
disasters or natural catastrophes with a rise in heart
attacks and sudden death.
Psychological stress can leave the heart more prone
to developing arrhythmias or electrical instability and
the blood more prone to dotting. Stress appears to
raise heart rate and rapidly hike blood pressure,
increasing the heart's need for oxygen-rich blood,.
Sheps said. Yet less oxygen is supplied, in part because
coronary arteries constrict, impeding blood flow.
Doctors are concerned that this reaction to stress in
the laboratory is simply a snapshot of how patients
respond to the stress of life day in and day out
In the current study, funded by the National
Institutes of Health and Bristol-Myers Squibb,
UF researchers studied 21 men and women with
documented heart disease who had no signs of
reduced blood flow during exercise on the standard
exercise treadmill test or on nuclear perfusion scans
of the heart Participants were given two minutes
to prepare to deliver a four-minute speech about
a hypothetical stressful situation. Blood pressure
and electrocardiographic measurements were taken
every minute during the speech and for 10 minutes
afterward. About half an hour after the speech,
participants underwent heart imaging scans that
reflected blood flow to the heart during the stressful
"These are patients who for example might
have had a severe lesion or a narrowing of one of
the coronary arteries and may have had a stent
inserted; they're tested after that and found to have
no decreased blood flow with the standard type of
exercise testing," Sheps said. "However, we found that
about 30 percent of them had evidence of decreased
blood flow with the mental stressor."
In general, 20 percent to 30 percent of all patients
cardiologists see could respond in a similar fashion,
Simply warning patients to avoid stress because
it's bad for them is not enough, he added.
"All of us are leading more and more stressful lives,
and it's hard to avoid it," he said. "We as physicians
need to find better ways to treat this phenomenon to
avoid having patients develop this type of response to
an increased stressor."
UF researchers are now conducting a related study
involving more than 300 patients; They are interested
in replicating the findings and determining whether
these patients are more likely to suffer a heart attack,
be hospitalized or die from cardiac complications,
Why does mental stress restrict blood flow
in some patients even when exercise fails to have
the same effect? The effects of mental stress could
predominantly affect the heart's smaller vessels,
causing them to spasm and temporarily limiting blood
flow, he speculated. In contrast, exercise tends to
affect the heart's larger vessels
The findings suggest patients who experience
reductions in blood flow detectable when they are
experiencing mental stress but not during standard
exercise radionuclide testing may have a worse form
of heart disease than expected, cautioned David S.
Krantz, Ph.D., chairman and a professor of medical
and clinical psychology at the Uniformed Services
University in Bethesda, Md.
"This patient group warrants further study since
they may have functionally more severe coronary
artery disease," he said.
For more information contact Melanie Fridl Ross,
(352) 690-7051, e-mail: ufcardiac@aolcom
Communication key to preventing risky drug interactions
May 16, 2006
Older women who regularly mix prescription, over-the-counter and
herbal medications are risking their health, University of Florida nursing
researchers warn. Many also don't think to tell their health-care providers
about the nonprescription medicines they are taking and too often
practitioners fail to ask.
That lack of communication is especially alarming, the researchers
write in the current issue of Geriatric Nursing.
"Many of these older women do not consider over-the-counter and
herbal medications 'real drugs' and therefore don't report them," said
Saunjoo Yoon, Ph.D., RN., an assistant professor at UFs College of
Nursing and the study's principal investigator. "However, it is dear that
many health-care providers are not following through to learn their
patients' complete medication history."
Recent research has shown that nearly half of people aged 65 years
or older take five or more prescribed, over-the-counter and herbal
medications, and 12 percent take at least 10 medications. Yet little
research has focused on drug-drug interactions among these three
types of medications in elderly people, who are more susceptible to their
Using a Web-based pharmaceutical program, Yoon and co-investigator
Susan Schaffer, Ph.D., A.RN.P., a clinical assistant professor, studied 58
older women who had reported taking at least one herbal product
while using at least one over-the-counter or prescribed drug. The study's
participants were a subsample of 143 women from previous published
"Many of these older women do not consider
over-the-counter and herbal medications 'real
drugs' and therefore don't report them."
UF College of Nursing assistant professor
Seventy-four percent of the study's participants were in danger
of experiencing adverse effects from a moderate- or high-risk drug
interaction. Common over-the-counter pain relievers like ibuprofen
or calcium supplements, when taken in combination with certain
prescription medications, were among the most common culprits.
The women were recruited by verbal announcements at meetings,
personal contacts and posters displayed at meal sites, housing
developments, community senior organizations, health fairs and churches
in North Central Florida.
The researchers used Gold Standard Multimedia Clinical
Pharmacology Drug Interactions program, which defines a drug
interaction as an altered drug effect occurring when one drug is taken
with another drug or herb. An interaction is considered high risk if it has
the potential for harm in most cases. A moderate risk requires careful
monitoring and possible dose adjustment
Of the 136 drug interactions detected, 41 percent were deemed high
risk and 58 percent were moderate risk
The greatest number of high-risk interactions occurred among
participants who took two or more nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory,
drugs to treat musde pain and arthritis, or who combined the NSAIDS
with the herbal drug ginkgo. NSAIDS are offered by prescription or in
over-the-counter formulations, such as ibuprofen.
It is commonly known that nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs can
cause gastrointestinal bleeding, and many women are combining these
drugs; which increases that risk significantly, said Schaffer. ven just
combining an herbal like ginkgo with ibuprofen also increases the risk of
GI bleeding. Older adults are at a higher risk for GI bleeding even when
the drugs are taken appropriately. There is a lack of understanding about
these drugs and their effects when mixed together, especially when so
Interactions, page 14
Information reprinted with permission from University of Florida Health & Science Center: www.news.health.ufl.edu
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surprising jolts of caffeine
March 14, 2006 Medicine, said the surprisingly high who is also director of toxicol
Some carbonated sodas and energy
drinks are loaded with caffeine and
can give an unhealthy pick-me-up to
unsuspecting consumers, University of
Florida researchers warn.
Because caffeine can pose health risks
for people with certain medical conditions,
beverages containing the additive should
clearly list the amount they contain, a
UF toxicologist recommends in a report
assessing caffeine levels of cold beverages
published this month in the Journal of
Bruce Goldberger, director of UF's
William R. Maples Center for Forensic
caffeine content in some beverages
could present problems for pregnant
women and children, and for adults
with hypertension, heart disease or
mental health ailments such as anxiety.
Some energy drinks have
up to 141 milligrams in a
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T1JC the content of some
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"We weren't surprised that there
was caffeine in the sodas and some of
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which exceeded the government's
recommendations for cold beverages.
The Food and Drug Administration
recommends a maximum caffeine
concentration of 65 milligrams per 12-
ounce serving of cola beverages, though
it does not regulate caffeine content of
these drinks. And although the agency
requires the presence of caffeine be
disclosed, it does not mandate that
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August 8, 2006
For 40 million Americans, a good night's
sleep is little more than an impossible
dream. But there are a number of effective
therapies for insomnia, and frequently the
best treatments do not come in a pill, says
Christina McCrae, PhD., a University of
Florida assistant professor.
McCrae has recently launched a
behavioral sleep medicine clinic in the
UF College of Public Health and Health
Professions' department of clinical and
health psychology. As a board-certified
specialist, McCrae uses psychological
interventions to help people change their
thinking about sleep and put an end to
counterproductive bedtime habits.
In a number of patients, insomnia can
be caused by a psychological condition such
as anxiety or depression. Insomnia can
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and can be attributed to chronic medical
conditions such as pain, cardiovascular
disease and cancer, which is especially true
"Six months or more of insomnia is
termed chronic and some people have had
sleep problems for years," said McCrae,
adding that the average bout of chronic
insomnia lasts seven years.
The most common prescribed treatment
for insomnia is sleep medications, but they
can present their own set of problems,
"Over the long term, people develop a
tolerance to the medication and their sleep
problems go back to baseline," she said. "And
when patients go off the medication they
can suffer from withdrawal symptoms."
One of the first steps in behavioral
therapy is helping patients associate the bed
with its intended purpose sleep.
"Insomniacs do things in the bedroom
that have nothing to do with sleep," McCrae
said. "So the bedroom becomes associated
with arousing activities such as reading or
watching television. We need to eliminate
these kinds of bedroom activities so that
the patient can reestablish the connection
between bedroom and sleep."
Another behavioral therapy technique
requires patients to get out of bed when the
tossing and turning starts.
"Insomniacs spend a lot of time in bed,
but for much of that time they are not
sleeping," McCrae said. "They may spend
10 hours in bed, but only get five hours
of sleep. If you can't sleep, don't lie in bed
- get up and only come back to bed when
.you feel sleepy."
It may relieve people with sleep
problems to know that the gold standard of
eight hours of sleep a night is a myth and
over the life span, the amount of sleep a
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key is, how do you feel the next day? If you
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Increased deaths suggest cocaine epidemic
Oct. 17, 2006
Like some drug deja vu, cocaine use is once again
on the rise among students and the rich and famous, a
trend University of Florida researchers say likely signals a
recurring epidemic of abuse.
Once known as the champagne of drugs, cocaine
killed "Saturday Night Live" comedian John Belushi and
basketball star Len Bias in the 1980s before use declined
Now new data from UF and the Florida Department
of Law Enforcement show that since 2000 cocaine has
increasingly been cited as the cause of death in coroner's
reports, and that the number of cocaine deaths per
100,000 people in the state has nearly doubled in the past
five years, from 150 in 2000 to nearly 300 in 2005. The
steepest per capital rise in death rates was in college towns
and wealthy, upper-class seaside communities, such as
Melbourne, West Palm Beach and the Florida Keys.
What's happening in Florida is likely occurring
coast to coast, says Mark Gold, M.D, a distinguished
professor of psychiatry, neuroscience, anesthesiology and
community health and family medicine at UFs College
of Medicine Gold and colleagues analyzed FDLE data
gathered in Florida and presented their findings Oct
15 at the Society for Neuroscience's annual meeting in
"Our data is closest to real time to any data available
in the United States," Gold said. "With death reports,
there is no fudge factor. The other states will show the
same thing: That we are in the early stages of a new
cocaine epidemic that is being led by the rich and famous
and students with large amounts of disposable income
and that is responsible for more emergency room visits
and more cocaine-related deaths than we have seen at any
time since the last cocaine epidemic"
Prescription drugs, often abused for the immediate
rush of euphoria they trigger, can cause sudden respiratory
or cardiac arrest In contrast, cocaine's cumulative effects
- including blood vessel damage that increases the risk of
heart attack or stroke over time can unexpectedly kill
years after abuse begins, Gold said.
"Cocaine gives them a feeling of incredible mastery,
that they are immune to the laws of nature," said Gold,
who is affiliated with UFs McKnight Brain Institute. "But
it causes consequences. You can't say you are out of the
risk window simply by surviving the use event Death
can come some time in the future." Cocaine temporarily
induces a high but depletes the feel-good neurotransmitter
dopamine, which in turn triggers a craving for more of
the drug. It is this "drive for the drug," he said, that makes
it more likely for someone who has used cocaine once to
use it a second time.
"The other states will show the
same thing: That we are in the early
stages of a new cocaine epidemic...
and that is responsible for more
emergency room visits and more
cocain-related deaths than we have
seen at any time since the last
Mark Gold, M.D.
UF College of Medicine professor of psychiatry,
neuroscience, anesthesiology and community health
and family medicine
Gold and his colleagues, including Bruce Goldberger,
Ph.D., a professor of pathology, immunology and
laboratory medicine at UFs College of Medicine, said
models, artists and other celebrities addicted to cocaine
have "advertised" the drug, enticing students and others
with disposable income, who are now among the most
Funding for the data analysis came from the UF
Foundation's Substance Abuse Research Endowment
UF experts said the recent spike in deaths should
serve as a wake-up call, prompting more drug education
in schools and communities nationwide. Gold said such
interventions are necessary to avoid another full-fledged
"Hopefully, with warning and prevention we can help
users realize that this is a chronic problem without a cure
and their longevity is at question," he said.
For'more information contact Mike Garrison, 352-
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1. Does the new vaccine for HPV (Human
Papilloma Virus) really work?
The HPV vaccination called Gardasil, is the first
vaccine for women that presents cer ical cancer. Although
expense e (about $150 per shot), a three shot series of-
Gardasil is ideal before any type of sexual activity since it
presents the four most common HPV types. Two cause
genital warts and ruo are the precursors to cen ical cancer.
HPV testing is not necessary before getting the %accine:
however, the vaccine wil not cure an existing infection.
2. What should I do if I am a victim of a sexual
Safety is your first priority. Call the police or go to a
hospital if needed to ensure your safety. Make the police
officer or hospital staff aware of your request if you want to
file a police report. The police have 72 hours after a sexual
assault has occurred to collect evidence, so do not shower
or change clothes. Talk to someone about the assault
- preferably a "leader" on campus like an RA, advisor,
professor, counselor, or victim advocate.
3. How can I protect myself if walking home alone
after my evening class?
Be alert and aware of your surroundings; walk
confidentl; carrv your kes- in hand to get in sour car
quickly or to use as a weapon. It you feel threatened, cause
a disturbance to be noticed. Have your cell phone hands,
but do nut be on it necessarily, because this may decrease
vour awareness of your surroundings.
4. What is Plan B and where can I get it?
Plan B is emergency contraception that reduces the
risk of becoming pregnant after unprotected sex. It can
be used right away or up to five days after sex if you think
your birth control failed, you did not use contraception,
or you were forced to have sex. Emergency contraception
is designed to be a routine birth control method. Plan
B is available over the counter in most major pharmacies
(including the Student Health Care Center pharmacy) but
only to men and women over 18 years old.
5. Can viruses like HIV get through latex condoms?
No HI\ is transmitted through bodily Iluids including
blood. semen, pre-ejaculate, vaginal fluids, and breast milk.
none of which cannot penetrate late\ or polyurethane
condoms Studies hate show n that lare\ or polyurethane
condoms are highly effective at pro-.iding protection
against pregnancy. HIV. and other STIs (sexually
transmitted infections) if used correctis from start to
finish for eserv sex act. Using water-based lubricants also
adds to their effectiveness. Rumors that viruses can pass
through condoms may refer to lambskin condoms w which do
not protect against the passing of infection.
6. Should you always use a condom for oral sex?
Yes! Both the receiver and the giver of oral to genital
contact are at risk for contracting sexually transmitted
infections (STI) such as herpes, gonorrhea, syphilis,
chlamydia, HPV and HIV. STIs can be transmitted even
when there are no signs or symptoms. To significantly
lessen the risk of contracting a STI, use safer sex methods
such as condoms or dental dams. Condoms are free to all
students on the 3rd floor of the Student Health Care Center.
If you have any questions, talk to your medical provider or
call 392-1161 ext. 4281 to talk to a health educator.
7. How can I convince my partner that condoms
can be enjoyable?
If your partner has an issue with condoms, talk about it and
find ways to make using a condom enjoyable. Find the right
type of condom. Try a \ariety of brands, thicknesses, flavors and
even colors. Incorporate condoms into foreplay. Using water
based lubricants with late. or polyurethane condoms will help
reduce friction and may make sex more enjoyable.
8. What are my best options for birth control?
Cost, effectiveness, medical and family history,
accessibility and STI protection are important factors to
consider when deciding on the best type of birth control
for you and your partner. Hormonal methods (birth
control pills, the Nuva Ring and the Patch) offer no STI
protection but are most effective against pregnancies. Intra
Uterine Devices (IUDs) such as the Mirena IUS and the
ParaGard require a medical visit and prescription and are
initially expensive. Barrier methods provide some STI
protection and low side effects. Barrier methods include
female and male condoms, the Diaphragm, Cervical Cap,
Fem Cap and Lea's Shield. Often the best method may be
a combination of methods. For more information, visit the
Student Health Care Center Web site at www.shcc.ufl.edu
or contact the Women's Clinic at 392-1161.
9. I work my butt off as a student and rarely ever
party, but people still assume I do. Why do people
stereotype college students a "partiers?"
The media i6 a catalyst for this tipe of stereotype.
especially in movies such as Animal House or Old School,
which shows college as a place to partake in drunken
debauchery on a daily basis. However, studies show that
most students are very responsible when it comes to
alcohol use. One out of five college students do not drink
at all, and two out of five students drink four or fewer
drinks when these eo out. Most students have zero to four
drinks when they party.
10. I often walk through a cloud of smoke as I
enter my classroom building. Can people'smoke
cigarettes near doorways?
Not anymore. Effective January 22, 2007, smoking
is prohibited within 50 feet from all campus buildings,
including classrooms. Non-smokers can mention the rule
to someone smoking within 50 feet or can contact the
building's administrator to help solve problems. For more
info, go to the Environmental Health and Safety website at
11. How can I find out more about free health
resources and services-on campus?
The Healths Gators 2010 sebsite can be used as a one-
stop resource to find health and wellness sen ices. events,
and activities on campus. Go to www.healthygators.hhp.u
fl.edu to find links for academic health, physical acris its /
fitness, recreation and leisure, and a whole lot more!
12. Where can I go to for non-judgmental help
about an illegal drug problem without getting into
Non-judgmental help is available in several places for
this issue. You can talk to a health educator at GatorWell, a
counselor at Student Mental Health Services, or a counselor
at the Counseling Center. All counseling is confidential. If
you think you have a problem with alcohol or drugs, please
seek help before you or someone else gets hurt.
13. Where do you draw the line between binge
drinking and alcoholism?
Binge drinking is considered an acute form of drinking
and is defined as a male drinking five or more drinks_
and a female drinking lour or more drinks in a sitting.
Alcoholism is a chronic progressive disorder that has been
linked to hereditary factors. Either types of drinking are
considered dangerous to one's health and can result in
se ere consequences.
14. Sometimes I get too wasted when I go out.
What can I do to avoid that?
Set a reasonable limit before you go out. To help
with setting limits, you can alternate alcoholic beverages
with non-alcoholic beverages drink water before, during,
and after each drink, and no one will be the wiser. Also,
eating protein with your meal before going out for the
night helps manage alcohol toxicity. If you find that
you cannot follow your plan and set reasonable limits,
seek help from a counselor, medical provider, or health
15. Do you really get drunk faster if you switch
between beer, wine and spirits?
A 12 o:. beer. is equal to a 5 o:. glass of w ine. or a
1.5 oz., 80 proof shot. Getting drunk is less related to
switching among types of drinks and more related to
how quickly and how much you drink. Remember to
pace yourself if you choose to drink.
16. What is the big deal if I take one of my friend's
Ritalin pills so I can study?
The law states that Ritalin must be prescribed by a
doctor to the individual taking the medication. Another
person taking the medication may not know how his
or her body will react to the Ritalin. Furthermore, no
studies show that Ritalin alone boosts test scores. It is
better to develop proper study habits without the use of
other people's medication. Contact the Teaching Center
on campus if you need help.
17. Is there a safe way to improve my memory and
Your best bet is to get on a regular sleep schedule,
eat healthy foods such as fruits and vegetables, and
perform aerobic exercise at least three times per week
for a minimum of twenty minutes. Also. reducing or
eliminating alcohol and avoiding illegal drugs or drugs
not prescribed to you by your physician will help.
18. What can I do to boost nfiy immune system?
Eating a nutritious diet rich in fruits and vegetables (at
least five servings a day) is one of the best ways to ensure a
strong immune system. Taking a basic daily multivitamin/
mineral supplement; getting adequate, regular sleep;
exercising regularly; and avoiding excess sugar, alcohol, and
cigarettes are behaviors that also will boost your immune
19. What is a TDap Vaccine and college students
TDap is a vaccine that helps protect against diphtheria,
pertussis (whooping cough), and tetanus. Until recently,
you could he protected against tetanus and diphtheria but
not pertussis. In general, if a tetanus shot is needed for
updating %accinations or for wound care. TDap %would be
needed. Also. anyone who has close contact with infants or
is a health care worker should get this vaccination as soon
as two years after their last tetanus booster.
20. I got the flu shot, but I still got the flu. Why?
You cannot get the flu from receiving a flu shot. If
you become ill after receiving flu shot, either you were
previously exposed to the flu virus before your body had
time to build full immunity, or you were exposed to any
number of other viral illnesses that can mimic the flu.
The flu shot will help reduce the risk of getting the flu
or will lessen the effects if you do get it.
21. What type of shots do I need if I am traveling
abroad for spring break?
The shots you will need depend on where you are
traveling and how up to date your shots are. Visit the UF
Travel Clinic four to six weeks prior to your departure
for immunizations and travel health counseling. Call
392-1161 est. 4312 for an appointment. One of the
most important ways to stay well before and during your
trip is thorough and frequent hand washing, especially
22. What are some com
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28. What are trans fats and why is it important to
Trans fats are altered unsaturated fats (oils). They
occur naturally, in small amounts, in meats and dairy
products, but can also be created by "hdrogenating" plant
oils. This is usually) done to increase shelf-life, taste, or
solidity of food products. Evidence shows. hosweter, that
consuming trans fat raises sour LDL or "bad" cholesterol.
decreases sour HDL or "good" cholesterol, and increases
your risk of coronary heart disease. To reduce sour trans
tat intake, limit fried foods, fast foods, doughnuts, snack
Ioods. cakes, and margarine and check the Nutrition Facts
Label of the food product.
29. Is there a multivitamin/mineral supplement
recommended especially for college age students?
Theoretically, if you eat a well-balanced, reasonably-
varied diet then you should get all the nutrients you need
to live a long, healthy life. Realistically, college students
and a very large portion of the U.S. population do not
eat a well-balanced diet, so taking a daily supplement is
a good idea. Vitamins made for specific populations can
be beneficial, but a generic once-a-day multivitamin will
save you a buck and provide all you need. Keep in mind
that taking a multivitamin does not excuse you from
eating fruits and veggies! Fruits and veggies provide
antioxidants and fiber which a multivitamin does not
30. What is a safe volume for listening to my
Safe listening levels sart depending on how long
you listen. The louder the sound the shorter the period
of time that you can safels listen. A.lo. remember that
,ome people are more susceptible to noi'e induced
hearing loss than others If you hate to raise sour soice
to be heard oser the noise, then it is too loud. Signs to
watch for include a ringing or bu::ing in the ear and
sounds being "dull."
31. I'm doing poorly in my classes because I
don't get quality sleep. What can I do?
Do your best to maintain a regular bedtime and wake
time schedule including on the weekends. Establish
a regular, relaxing bedtime routine, like soaking in
a hot bath, reading a book, or listening to soothing
music. Create a sleep-conducive environment that is
dark, quiet, comfortable and cool. Use your bed only for
sleep and sex. Finish eating and exercising at least 2-3
hours before your regular bedtime, and avoid caffeine,
nicotine and alcohol because they can lead to poor sleep.
Talk to your medical provider if you have tried these
strategies and still are having difficulty getting a good
32. Is lack of sleep linked to any health
Research has consisrentl) shown that insutticient
sleep can inhibit sour products it), affect sour memory ,
jeopardize sour safer. and lead to health consequences.
Sleep deprivation has been linked to an increased risk
of motor vehicle accidents, a greater body mass inder
and the likelihood of obesity due to an increased
appetite, diabetes and heart problems, psychiatric
conditions (including depression and ;ubstance abuse)
and a decreased ability to pay attention, react to signals
or remember nesw information. For more information on
sleep, sisit s s s.sleepfoundation.org.
33. Is it true that one of the leading causes of
death in college students is suicide?
Suicide is the second leading cause of death after
accidents/injuries among college students, and one
in 10 students have seriously thought about suicide
without actually making an. attempt. People consider
suicide when they lose hope of finding a way to deal
with unbearable emotional or psychological pain. If
you or a friend is feeling hopeless, lonely, or is having
suicidal thoughts, please call the Student Mental Health
Services, 392-1171, Counseling Center, 392-1575, or
the Alachua County Crisis Center's 24-hour hotline at
34. 1 think my friend is depressed. Is there
somewhere on campus to go for help?
Student Mental Health Services and the Counseling
Center are two services that provide confidential
counseling to UF students. Students may contact either
service to schedule an appointment. However, if you are
having an emergency, please ask to speak with the on-call
35. UF is such a big place full of people. but why
do I feel so alone?
Leasing lamilu and friends from home. juggling
nes responsibilities, and adjusting to nes routines and
pressures can all be stresslul. Man) students are able to
make acquaintances and friends through residence halls.
classes, social organizations, clubs, teams, and. or prudent
actit ities. Some students. however, find it more difficult to
find their niche, especially those a ho li\e off campus or b\
themselves, are shy or socially anxious. are too busy to meet
nes people, or mas be feeling depressed. Depression can
result in a loss of energy, mornation, and interest in usual
actitiries, as well as social sithdrasaL If ,ou are feeling
alone or lonely as a LiF student lor any reason and shouldd
like some support, contact the Studenr Mental Health
Sen ices or the Counseling Center.
36. What can I do on campus to become involved
with different cultural groups?
Perhaps the best way to become more involved with
different cultural groups is first to attend functions
sponsored by one of the many cultural groups you may wish
to join. This way you can learn more about the culture by
interacting with people first hand. Many groups, like La
Casita and the Black Student Union, have their events
listed on their web pages. Also, the Center for Student
is a great resource for finding ways to get involved.
37. I am graduating in May and moving away
from friends. How do I deal with this?
Graduating from UF marks a major life transition
that is often full of mixed emotions including excitement,
sadness, and anxiety. These are some ol the man\ feelings
commonlN associated w ith change Acknoswledging hobs
)ou leel is an important first step and talking about these
feelings with friends or trusted confidants can he ter,
beneficial. Let sour friends knot just how much \ou
appreciate their friendshipmpaship,companihip and support.
Explore ways to keep in touch after graduation via
phone calls, email, isits, facebook. or reunions. Ha\ ing
support will be helpful in getting through sour upcoming
38. My boyfriend cheated on me. Where can we
go for couples counseling?
In addition to the Counseling Center and Student
Mental Health Services, there is a Couples and Family
Clinic offered through the Department of Counselor
Education. It is located in Norman Hall, Room 1313.
You can call Silvia Echevarria-Doan at 392-0731 for more
39. I feel like I'm on an emotional rollercoaster:
what can I do to just feel normal?
Mood swings can be associated with stress, anxiety.
depression, hormonal imbalances, or diet. Family and
friends ma, be able to lend support. Hose\er, if sour
mood sw ings are 'ignificantl) interfering ith vour life and
happiness, consider talking with a medical provider or a
counselor. They can best assess what may be causing the
problem and offer effective ad ice and treatment.
40. How is spirituality related to health, and how
can I improve my spiritual health?
Research shows that body, mind and spirit are connected
to health. Things such as positive beliefs, comfort and
strength gained from a faith community, meditation or prayer
can contribute to healing, a sense of well-being, preventing
health problems or coping with illness or death. To improve
your spiritual health, identify the things in your life that
give you a sense of inner peace, comfort, strength, love, and
connection. Set aside time every day to do the things that
help you spiritually which may include volunteer work, prayer,
meditation, solitude, singing, reading, having quiet time,
practicing yoga, or meaningful activities.
41. What is the link between exercise and stress?
According to research, exercise ma\ improve mental
health bv helping the brain cope better sith stress.
During the stress response, the bod) releases hormones
sthich help the bod) respond to the particular stressor, to
fight or flight. Aerobic acti its uses the stress hormones
that are released during the stressful events of day.'Also.
actitinr helps boost energy and improve sleep, definitely
a bonus! Exercise does not always hase to happen at the
gy m. Take some friends canoeing or paddle boating at Lake
\\auburg, or play frisbee in one of the beautiful open areas
42. I noticed some signs on campus sidewalks seem
to be marking a running route. What are they for?
The signs were recently placed on campus sidewalks by
the Healthy Gators 2010 coalition to mark five different
activity routes ranging from 1.3 to 5 miles. Visit their
website at www.healthygators.hhp.ufl.edu for a map.
43. I check my personal e-mail and facebook
multiple times a day. Is that too much?
The internet has become a valuable resource for many.
and on line use is increasing daily. Ho e er, being addicted
to the internet is detrimental. If using the internet disturbs
sour life and the lies of those around you, sou may
be suffering from a pswchophysiological disorder called
Internet Addiction Disorder which intoles tolerance.
snithdraswal smproms, and affectise disturbances. If
your addiction is negaitely influencing your grades and
relationships, contact a medical or mental health provider
44. I am in major credit card debt. What can I do
to keep from getting a bad credit score?
First, do not just pay the minimum required each
month. Pick a single card and pay as much as you can
each month while making minimum payments on the other
cards. Once you pay it off, pick another card and repeat
the payment cycle. If the card with the lowest interest rate
is not maxed out, transfer the balance to it from a card
with a higher rate. Try to avoid bankruptcy because it stays
on your record for ten years!
45. I think my roommate has a gambling
problem. Is there anything I can .ay or anyw.;here
they can get help?
Unlike those addicted to drug' or alcohol, gamblers
often appear "normal" to others since there are no \isible
symptoms. To get help lor sour friend, try the Florida
Council on Compulsise Gambling IFCCG) which otters
a tree confidential help line (SSS ADMITIT) and referral
service. Locall, you can try Gambler's Anons mous s which
meets at 7-30 PM on Mondays at 512 NE 16th .\enue, or
call them at 1800) 397.9843.
46. Where can I find out about student groups I
The Reitz Union offers a website where students
can search a database for all student groups on campus.
Go to www.union.ufl.edu/involvement/ and click on
student organizations to choose from over 650 student
organizations at UF. Group categories include, but are not
limited to, academic, athletic, cultural, service, and social
organizations. Find what suits you the best!
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many of them are offered over the counter.
Mixing standard doses of
acetaminophen with a narcotic
pain medication that also contains
acetaminophen in combination with
propoxyphene can damage the liver. Some
drug combinations, meanwhile, dilute the
effects of prescription medications. UF
researchers found that calcium supplements,
routinely recommended to older women for
prevention and treatment of osteoporosis,
interacted with many drugs, causing them
to lose their effectiveness. That proved true
for study participants taking calcium in
conjunction with high blood pressure or
thyroid medications, or antacids.
The herbal medication St. John's vwrt
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medication as well as albuterol, an asthma
medication, and fentanyl, a narcotic pain
Carefully timing when these drugs
are taken can prevent these effects. For
instance, patients should take calcium at
least one to two hours before taking high
blood pressure medication, Schaffer said.
"It's so important for healthcare
providers to take a careful medication
history to evaluate all prescribed, over-
the-counter and herbal drugs to monitor
interactions in older women, particularly
because these women have been shown
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This issue is dearly a concern as the
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The results of this research study help to
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For more information contact Tracy
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caffeine quantity be specified on labeling for energy
drinks and cold coffee beverages.
The UF team tested 10 energy drinks, 19 sodas
and seven other beverages and found some energy
drinks have up to 141 milligrams in a single serving
more than twice the content of some espresso coffee
The sodas tested, including Coca-Cola and Pepsi
products, ranged from 0 to 48 milligrams a serving,
well below the maximum recommended amount. A&W
Root Beer, Sprite, 7-Up and Seagram's Ginger Ale were
among the caffeine-free drinks. However, the caffeine
content of most energy drinks exceeded the maximum
recommended limit. One energy drink with the highest
caffeine content had a whopping 141 milligrams per
serving, more than a double-shot cold espresso drink.
These drinks are often marketed as enhancing
performance and stimulating metabolism and are
sometimes described as being "highly vitalizing." Yet in
certain people, consumption of caffeine causes serious
health effects, such as anxiety, palpitations, irritability,
difficulty sleeping and stomach complaints, Goldberger
'said. Because the amount of caffeine is not labeled
on the drinks' packaging, pregnant women, children,
infants or people with certain psychiatric diseases or
anxiety conditions may unknowingly ingest too much,
The American Dietetic Association suggests women
avoid caffeine while pregnant or breastfeeding, citing
findings from studies linking caffeine consumption to
miscarriage and low-birth weight babies.
"There are many consequences that are relatively
unknown to the general public because they consider
the consumption of sodas and other beverages to be
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Roland Griffiths, a professor of behavioral biology
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the world. Although caffeine is not considered highly
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or some kinds of stomach and heart conditions.
"Daily use of even relatively low doses of
caffeine (about 100 milligrams a day) results in
physical dependence, with abstinence characterized
by withdrawal symptoms such as headache, fatigue,
depressed mood and difficulty concentrating," Griffiths
said. "People should then make informed decisions
about their caffeine use. Obviously, knowing how much
caffeine a given product contains is critical to making an
informed decision about use."
Goldberger said many people are aware of their
food's nutritional content but most know little about
the ingredients of their beverage, just whether it is sugar-
free or regular. A few energy drinks have labels warning
that the product is not recommended for children and
pregnant women, but they do not specify the caffeine
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Major reduction in rent
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speakers, water & pest control inc. & more.
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Available after March 1,
Walk to campus
Studios $325 to $395
1 bd $375 & $395
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Open weekends and late
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W/D. Non-smoking. $890/mo. neg. 376-7529
We're Speciall Call to find out why!
2BR, 3BR or 4BR. Move in today & save $$!
376-2507 or www.bivenscove.com
Across from ShandslUF
Summit House Condos
Now Accepting Aplications for fall occupancy.
1 & 2 Brs w/two pools and smart card laundry
system! Call Today! or stop by our leasing
office 1700 SW 16th Court Unit A-1 Union
Properties 376-9665 3-8-30-2
BLOCKS TO UFe3BR houses from $1400
*4BR houses from $160003BR patio
homes from $130004BR patio homes from
$16000 1-2BR apts from $475 Ample park-
ing. DalyProperties.com, Carol 377-3852
S UFor Rent
a II unfurnished
1 II For Rent
H a II unfurnished
Beautiful quiet new 1000 sq. ft. 1BR apart-
ment in Alachua. All new appliances, par-
tially furnished. W/D, no pets. $750/mo. First
months security. Call Kevin 352-262-0004
Duplex 2BR/1BA. Spacious, safe, clean, Ig
yd, trees. Quiet, CHA, carpet, ceiling fans.
W/D, DW, carport. Near UF/dntn. 724 NW
19th Ave. $650/mo; 922 NE 6th Ave $700/mo
(Duckpond) Avail 2/28. No dogs. 376-0080
PET'S PARADISE No app or pet fee.
Townhome. 2BR/1.5BA. Privacy fence,
modern appliances. CH/AC 1000 SDW 59th
Terr. Leave detailed message 352-331-2099
DUCKPOND DUPLEX $700/mo 2BR/1BA.
Spacious, carport, very clean, carpeted,
CHA, DW, ceiling fans, W/D, furn. Safe
(burglar bars) No dogs. 922 NE 6th Ave.
Avail now! 352-376-0080 or 352-284-3873
CLOSEST TO CLASS
2BR/2BA available for Fall
111 NW 16th St. #1. Call 376-1111
Avail Aug 1. 4BR/2BA house. Pets OK.
Privacy fenced backyard, washer/dryer
provided. Game room. $1250/MO 339-2342
1330 NW 39th St. Call for directions.
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/1BA apt in vintage house.
Hard wood floors, new kitchen & bath. W/D,
Cute as heck. $500/MO. 115 NE 9th Street.
Available March 1st Call 317-1458
1BR/1BA in vintage house. Hardwood floors.
W/D Quiet area, large yard. 3 blocks to
downtown. 304 NE 6th Street. $525/MO
379-4952 Available April or May 2-19-10-2
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-
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 NowlFall 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
2/1 Cottage Apt 5 blocks to UF all new
inside. W/D Hookups. Energy Efficient A/C,
cute & cozy. $600/mo. Available now. Chris
1 & 2 bed cottages & Apts. $5001mo.
Central AC, WID hookups, close to down-
town & UF, Cute A MUST SEE! See photos
& info @ www.rentalworkshop.com 352-
870-0904, 318-4553 2-23-5-2
HOUSESI 1 to 4 beds $450-$1500, all
close to UF & on bus routes, W/D hook-
ups, hardwood, central AC, porches, pets
OK, see photos @ rentalworkshop.com
870-0904, 318-4553 2-23-5-2
$375 mo. 1 or 2 bed "Iris House" close to
downtown & UF, fresh paint, new carpet,
bath & kitchen upgrade, pet friendly, see
photos & info @ rentalworkshop.com
2BR/1BA condo, very near UF, at 747 SE
2nd PI, #9. Tile flooring, laundry facilities
on site. $775 per mo. Call Joe Morales,
Bosshardt Property Management, 352-256-
Cute 2BR house in NE. W/D, DW, screen
porch, big fenced yard, wood and tile floors.
Only $750/mo. No lease required. Avail
March 15.316-0888 2-23-5-2
Condo For Rent
2/2 Pebble Creek Townhouse 3957 NW
29th LN. Fireplace, Tile Floors, Enclosed
Patio, Storage Rm, Pool, Tennis, W/D. $1130
Month. 352-468-1200 or 386-454-3457 3-
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
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
Available from Commercial News Providers"
I For Rent
House for rent
2BR/1BA, washer/dryer, small pets OK,
no smoking, located at 1690 NE 16th Ave.
approx 3 miles from UF. $625/mo. Call 239-
292-0374 or email Dianer23@iwon.com
2 & 3 houses for August in quiet areas.
cute, clean, cent. H/AC, W/D, wood floors,
nice yards. Bike to UF. $775-$1200 email
email@example.com or call 352-336-6116
CHARMING LOG CABIN
2BR/2BA on dead-end st, fish pond, stone
frplc, wd firs, loft study, ctrl H/AC, W/D, no
smkrs. 806 NW 17th Ave, 10 min to campus.
375-6854 Avbl 3/15, $800/mo. 2-23-5-2
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2007E ALLIGATOR, 17
I a Subleases
AV AILABLE NOW!
Luxurious, spacious room in 3/3 apt. Fully
furn, internet, close to campus. Wonderful-
roommates. Hidden Lake Apt. Female
roommate needed, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
1 MIN FROM UF!
Summer Sublease $400/mo + utilities OBO.
Located 1 block from the Swamp Restaurant.
At least 2 rooms available. Call 941-380-
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. email@example.com 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/
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 407-461-
1B)R/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
1/1 through July 31. SUNRISE APT.
February Rent Free! $470/MO. No Deposit.
Call Will @ 813-966-7752 2-23-6-3
Summer Sublease Large bedroom in
2BR/1BA house near law school. Roommate
is responsible UF grad. $650/mo 561-339-
Greenwich Green Lux Apts. 1BR/1BA in a
3BR/3BA townhouse, all 3 avail, W/D, water,
cable, pool, gym, hot tub, incl. $360/mo ne-
gotiable. Call 352-216-2261 3-2-10-3
Roommate Matching HERE
Oxford Manor 377-2777
The Landings 336-3838
The Laurels 335-4455
Hidden Lake 374-3866
Female roommate for one/two female UF
students. Quiet. Responsible. 60 second
walk to UF. Old house charm with all ameni-
'ties. Avail Now. $400 up. 352-538-2181.Lv
message. Private Owner 4-25-72-4
FEMALE ROOMMATES NEEDED
(2) for-4/2.5 new townhouse, 10 min from
UF by car or bus, all included $425 954-557-
MOVE IN NOW!!!
Female roommate for furnished 4BR/4BA.
$499/mo all included. Call Jessica 305-510-
Available from Commercial News Providers"
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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
NW Area. 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
BR/BA available in a 2BR/2BA fdr 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
Sell your house, condo, acreage, mobile
home and much more in the ALLIGATOR
CLASSIFIEDS! Reach over 24,000 possible
buyers! Mastercard and Visa accepted over
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CONDOS & HOUSES FOR SALE
NEAR UF AT AFFORDABLE PRICES.
SEARCH HERE OR RECEIVE A FREE
AND COMPLETE LIST VIA E-MAIL. Visit
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352-281-3551, Matt Price, Campus Realty.
Newly renovated 1 & 2 BR units starting
at $99,900 (as-is at $86,900). Steps from
Shands, VA, Dental School, New Cancer
Center & more! Visit mmparrish.com/serv_
construction15.cfm or Call 352.372.5375.
A peaceful, sophisticated lifestyle. 1, 2 & 3
BR luxury townhomes in pool community
with many amenities. Priced from $159,700.
Great upgrades and bonuses available. Call
352.377.4977 or visit MagnoliaPlaceTowndo
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Completely renovated 1, 2 & 3 BR condos
literally across 34th Street from campus. Visit
www.cazabella.com or Call 352.373.3583.
Master BR avail in huge home. 2 profs need
mature 3rd. Digital, wireless, W/D, yard serv,
2 bus rts, quiet area. SW G'ville. Avail Mar-
Jul $450 + utils. email@example.com 2-23-10-4
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
for 2BR/1BA home, SW 9th Road.
-$300/MO all included.
Current Tenant is Japanese Student.
Quiet roommate: master BR in 1000sqft
2BR/2BA $335/mo + 1/2 util. On 6th St.
Full-time UF, pref male. Move-in Aug. Must
cosign. Call Charles 407-342-8940 2-23-5-4
Roommate to share 3BR home 2 miles from
UF, M or F. $450/mo all util incl Phone 904-
FSBO mile from UF!
Awesome 3BR/2BA house
Comply renovated, sep liv/fam rm
Reduced to sell at $219,000
1617 NW 10th Terr. 352-538-7879
NEW 1 & 2BR Condos Starting at $159K
By UF. Gated. Covered, assigned parking
Matt & Tiffany Thomas Realtors
Bosshardt Realty Services, Inc.
352-494-0194 & 352-316-5556
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BRAND NEW CONSTRUCTION 3
BLOCKS FROM UF Classic New Orleans
appeal with state-of-the-art luxury.
20 units still available. Prices starting in the
Mid-$200's. Call Eric Wild at 870-9453
Need to buy or sell you home/condo? Call
Kate Wallis, ERA Trend Realty, 352-359-
1112 or visit www.katewallis.com for more
info. UF Alum... Gooooo Gators! 4-19-60-5
University Terrace West 4BR/4BA condo.
Ground floor, fully furnished. $187,000. W/D,
pool, on bus route, 3800 SW 20th Ave. Near
Butler Plaza. Call Steve @ 352-586-6468
2/2 off Archer between campus & 34th St.
Just $129,900! Fully furnished with washer/
dryer & all appliances. Eric Leightman Action
Realty 352-219-2879 4-25-60-5
BUY CONDOMINIUMS/TOWNHOMES at
affordable rate & FREE AIR TICKET TO
EUROPE & HAWAII. Call Nalini Pandey at
352-514-3398. ReMax Prof. Free consulta-
tion appt. 2-27-20-5
READY TO SELL YOUR CONDO/HOUSE?
Advertise in MLS & magazines. Huge dis-
count & free air ticket to Europe/Hawaii. Offer
expires March 31st, 2007. Free consultation
appt. Nalini Pandey 514-3398. ReMax Prof.
2 4/4 condos close to UF.
Oxford Terrace & Countryside.
Great investments. Great locations.
Great living. Owner financing available.
Pre-Construction Pricing next to campus!
Oxford Terrace II -Walk to UF from a brand
new condo! www.oxfordterrace.com. Call
Eric Leightman with Action eal Estate
1BR 3 blocks to UF & Shands. Newly re-
modeled, central A/C, W/D, luxury kitchen,
tile/Pergo, DW, very clean & private, big
BR, ample parking, first floor, on bus route.
$105,000. 352-362-6410 2-19-35-5
Would You Like to Live Near UF?
Stop Renting, BUY NOW!
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Can close in 3 days, all cash. 727-560-6081
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New 2BR/2BA condos. Prices starting
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Completion Spring 2008. Reserve
Yours Today! Call 352.372.5375. Great
Financing Opportunities Available. Visit
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available properties! 2-28-20-5
New, new, new...CONDOS!
Buy NOW! Free list of new condos.'
Campus Realty 336-3900 3-8-20-5
2BR/2BA Move-in condition
Minutes to UF on bus route. Call for details.
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
cony to Shands/UF. $139,900. 352-246-5958
1BR/1BA NW Condo
3/2 Condo, Renovated w/new ceramic tile,
carpet, paint, lights, and more! W/D incl.
Sparrow Condominiums on Tower Rd.. On
bus route. $122,900 352-262-1135 2-27-
Reduced SW 2BR/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
$225,000. Wive with friends!! Come see it.
Call 954-483-9190. Near UF! 2-19-3-5
BRAND NEW CONSTRUCTION
CLOSE TO UF AND HANDS
Starting in the mid $170's
Gated Community on Bus Route
2508 SW 35th Place
OPEN HOUSE M-F 2-5, Sat & Sun 1-4
Contact Birdie Murnane
at 352-222-8888 or visit
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-
7490 4-25 72-6
BED KING $170 PILLOWTOP
mattress & box springs. Orthopedic rated.
Name brand, new, never been used, in
plastic with warranty. Call 352-372-8588 Can
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
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BEDROOM SET. 7pc Cherry, Queen/ king
bed, dresser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, chests
avail. Dovetail const. New, in boxes. Can de-
liver. Retail $6500, must sell, sacrifice $1400
(352) 372-7490 4-25-72-6
SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather.
Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail
$2650. Sacrifice $750. Call 352-377-9846
DINING ROOM Beautiful cherry set w/table,
6 Chippendale chairs, hutch & buffet. New,
still in boxes. Retail $5200, sacrifice $1100.
Must sell. Can deliver. 352-372-8588 4-25-
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
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 0 Used 0 Buy 0 Sell 4-25-72-6
BED SETS CLOSEOUTS
Sealed in plastic Twin sets $89. Full sets
$129. Queen sets $149. King sets $189. 352-
376-0953 or 352-378-6005 4-25-72-6
MEMORY FOAM- Same as Temperpedic
Save 50% & more. Other closeouts. Twin
sets $89. Full sets $129. Queen sets $149.
King sets $189. Student discounts apply.
4370 SW 20th Ave. '376-0953 We Deliver!
OBeds OFull mattress & boxspring sets $49
Queen sets $89 *Single sets$39 *King
sets $99 *from estate sale. 376-0939/378-
6005 Call-A-Mattress 4370 SW 20th Ave.
BEDS FUTONS FURNITURE
Quality furniture at reasonable prices.
Morrells Furniture Outlet,
140 NW 6th St. 352-378-3400
Shop ONLINE at www.morrellsfurniture.com
Color TV 19" $40 La-Z-Boy recliner $40 *
full size bed $50 0 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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Computer Help! Now!
Computer Help Fast A+ Computer Geek
House/Dorm 59 min response. No waiting/
unplugging/hassels. $30 Gator discount w/
ID. Certified MCSE Technicians. 333-8404.
- Computer/laptop repair
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-Home/dorm 352-219-2980 4-25-72-7
COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS
We buy computers and laptops
Working and Non-working
378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street
Microsoft Certified Professional here to
address all of your computer and home net-
working needs. Free estimate. References
available. Don't hesitate. Call 352-226-5151
DATA RECOVERY & Forensic Analysis
Professional, Reliable Work
Law Enforcement Officer
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DataTriangle.com, 352-231-3300 5-15-73-7
Computer Problems? Certified Computer
Techs and Microsoft Certified Engineers
ready to help you ON SITE, We speak
Spanish. The Computer Rescue 352-246-
New computer HP printer. All-in-one (printer/
scanner/copier), desk and chair @ $900.
Contact Denise 505-0078 2-19-5-7
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In the market for a new set of wheels or just
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Want personalized handlebars or a fitted
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NEW & USED BIKES FOR SALE
WE REPAIR ALL BRANDS
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424 W UNIV AVE (DOWNTOWN)
I For Sale
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bikes, computers, printers, vehicles and
more. All individuals interested in bidding
go to: http://fa.ufl.edulam/surplus/online/
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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-
Macs, Furniture, Guitar, More
Too much info to list here, so visit our page at
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SPECIAL SALE FOR THE 14TH. I SELL
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COME BUT WE DON'T GO HOME
BECAUSE I MOON H CALL 331-6495 3-
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SALES, SERVICE, PARTS
Many Brands Available 518 SE 2nd St.
Scooters from $899. Largest selection from
KYMCO, Daelim, Hyosung, Adly, Go-Ped,
Schwin, others. 2 yr warrantees.
3550 SW 34th St 338-8450 solanocycle.com
*****New Scooters 4 Less*****
Providing excellent service and
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1901 NW 67th Place, 336-1271
NEW website www.NS4L.com
We have moved to a temp. location as we
await the completion of our new state of the
art facility. We still have new scooters start-
ing at $1199. 1yr Warranties. We also service
ALL brands of scooters. Pickup Available.
Low Labor Rates. Free estimates. 376-6275
New Scooters 4 Less has LOW rates and
services on any scooter. Pickup/drop off
avail. $19.99 oil change and tune ups.
Call us! 336-1271 4-25-72-11
534 SW 4th Ave. Largest Selection of
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Fast & Convenient Free Pick Up
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Buy A New Scooter Buy A Used Scooter
All on one site! Check the website or call
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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
*FAST CASH PAID FOR ANY CARe
*Running or not!*
*NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS
*Over 10 yr svc to UF students
*Call Don @ 215-7987 4-25-72-12
CARS -CARS BuyOSellOTrade
Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes
Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars
3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com
CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150
OVER 50 IMPORTS UNDER $10,000
SELECT MOTOR CAR
THE YELLOW BUILDING
2715 N MAIN 377-1616
$500! POLICE IMPOUNDS!
HONDAS, CHEVYS, TOYOTAS, ETC.
For listings 800-366-9813 ext 4622
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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I I Autos
Used Cars Sale & trade
See our inventory! 5-15-84-12
CARS FROM $29/MO!
Hondas e Chevys Jeeps and more!
$0 Down, 36 Months @ 8.5% apr.
For listings call 800-366-9813 ext 9765
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
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
2006 Hyundai Sonata LX
V6. All power. Alloy wheels. Leather, CD, key-
less entry, extra clean. Factory warranty. 17K
mi. $15,900 Call 514-8580 2-22-5-12
1997 Red Ford Escort LX
A/C, four doors. $2500. Contact Jordan @
POWER WINDOWS DON'T WORK?
On site available. Call Steve 352-226-1973
THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY
NEEDS VOLUNTEER DRIVERS
Transport patients to/from treatments
Must have valid driver's license,
safe driving record & attend training session.
Call 352-376-6866 ext 114 for more info.
LOCAL ARTIST NEEDS:
* Gold Diamonds Gems Class Rings
* ETC Top Cash $$$ or Trade *
OZZIE'S FINE JEWELRY 373-9243. 8-15-
UF GRAD PAYS MORE
for gold jewelry, scrap gold, Rolex, dia-
monds, guitars, etc. Top $$$. Get my offer
before you sell! Call Jim 376-8090 or 222-
Buying jewelry, gold, diamonds etc.
Top dollar paid. 727-560-6081
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 3-2-72-13
ASSISTANCE FOR BLIND LADY living in
the Tower Rd area. Need volunteer compan-
ions for EVENING WALKS and SATURDAY
MORNING TRIPS TO ANGEL GARDENS.
Prefer females. Please call 352-219-6948
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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
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.
Slli 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. Univ Ave.
the independent florida
RETAIL ADVERTISING MANAGER
We are looking for a motivated, ener-
getic and sales driven individual to train a
student sales staff in outside advertising
sales. Emphasis on building new business
relationships and increasing existing client
base. Newspaper 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, PT to start with more hrs possible. Start
at $7.00/hr. Flex hrs. Please call 495-9024
between 9-4 M-F. 4-25-72-14
CNA CLASS: $250! learn @ your own
time & pace. All you need to be a CNA
& pass the state exam is on VCR tape.
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* i Help Wanted
Phone survey interviewers wanted. Start
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Students in Accounting, Aviation, Business/
Sales and IT needed for various positions.
Flexible schedules and competitive pay. Join
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$$ STUDENTS GET CASH $$
For gently used brand name
Clothing/accessories & furniture
$Cash on the Spot$ SANDY'S No appt
necessary! 2906 NW 13th St 372-1226 4-
$250 A DAY POTENTIAL
No experience necessary, training provided.
800-965-6520 ext 138 4-25-72-14
Needed for evaluations of
Local Stores, Restaurants and Theaters
Flexible Hours, Training Provided
Call 1-800-585-9024 ext 6254
$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 NW 4th Blvd.
Across from Home Depot. No calls please
POLITICAL CALL CENTER
Phone reps needed ASAP for Political
Campaigns. Base hourly rate + bonus.
371-5888 ext. 111 or 4112 NW 22nd Dr. 4-
EARN $60 THIS WEEK!
Donate Plasma & Save a Life
Best part-time job you'll ever have
Bring this Ad and Earn an
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*** SOCCER COACHESO*
needed for GSA rec and camp youth teams.
Experience required. License preferred for
comp. For info:
firstname.lastname@example.org or 379-5979
Leasing Consultant, PT
Sales & customer service exp.
220 N. Main; 352-375-2152 X301 x301
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
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.
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/1st
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
BIG LOU'S PIZZERIA
-Now hiring pizza makers, cooks, servers,
and delivery drivers. Earn top pay. Serious
workers only 5 SE 2nd Ave. Downtown.
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
om DFWP, EOE 2-28-14-14
*11 Help Wanted
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-$201hrI 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-
(DOB 01/10/65); 5'09",
175 Ibs, Black Hair,
Felony Violation of Probation
Warrant for Sale of Cocaine
Within 1000 Ft of a Place of
Worship, Possession of
Controlled Substance and
Fabricate or Tamper with
Call (352) 372-STOP
21I Help Wanted
PART TIME CLEANERS
No experience necessary. No weekends.
Flexible daytime hrs. Excellent pay. $10/hr.
Clean vacant apts. Call 378-8252 4-12-
Would you like to take a semester off2 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 ounsel-
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.
DRIVERS & PIZZA MAKERS
Apply @ Five Star Pizza 210 SW 2nd Ave.
Imagine Learning Center 371-5450. Taking
applications from reliable, creative individu-
als who enjoy working with children. 2-23-
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: email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. More info at
FloridaMuscle.com. Easily & quickly make
is looking for a few good people!
Burger King is currently hiring
Restaurant & Assistant Managers.
Excellent Wages & Bonuses
Please fax resume
OUTSIDE SALES TELECOM
FT entry level position. Salary, commis-
sion, mileage & benefits. EOEIDFWP.
Email resume to: employment@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, & catering delivery
person. Please apply at 5240 NW 34th St.
Across from YMCA. Call 2-4PM 372-7430
20, ALLIGATOR 0 MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2007
m Help Wanted Help Wanted
) 1 Help Wanted
) IjI Help Wanted 0Ml
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
Sears, Oaks Mall
Now hiring sales & stock positions. See store
for inquires. May apply online. AA/EOE. 3-
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 $9/hour to
lease great 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,
@ 386-4-86-1305 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 342-332-2966 2-28-10-14
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 Stater.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 writing
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
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
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.
PT MORNING OR EVENING
help needed working at a driving range. Must
be available 5 days a week. Apply at 6007
SW Archer Road.
HIT ALL THE GOLF BALLS YOU WANT!!!
Must have exp. w/children. Dedicated to
healthy nutrition. Enthusiastic & flexible.
Immediate opening. Please call 352-481-
Web sawy Auto Enthusiast for PT.
Apply at Tomlinson Motor Company.
3580 North Main Street. Gainesville
Opening for outside sales. Available now.
Great training provided, great pay, and flex-
ible hours. For information call 352-283-8105
or email email@example.com
Towne Parc. Person needed full time, experi-
ence preferred. Call office 352-375-3072
Earn $5-7 per hour for participation in a
study on human performance and decision-
making. Come by room 375, Psychology
Building,-UF campus to apply. 2-20-3-14
Scrubbing impaired wife desperately
needs 8 hours of assistance with Extreme
Housecleaning. $120. Please call Pat at 376-
Full-time barista wanted, beginning Monday.
Good hrly, tips, and health insurance. Top
espresso bar training included. Cashier
and/or food experience helpful Email job
history with dates, duties & contact info to:
Experienced Computer Tech
needed for PT job. computer students en-
couraged. Must have reliable transportation,
Email resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
G'ville Computer Solution Inc.
RECEPTIONIST needed for PT position. Will
work with student schedules. Email resume
to email@example.com 3-2-10-14
Experienced web programmer
needed for part-time position. Computer/
Programming students encouraged. Email
resume to firstname.lastname@example.org 3-2-
Experienced Graphic Designer
Needed for part-time postion.Computer/
Design students encouraged. Email resume
to email@example.com 3-2-10-14
ProEngineering Solutions Inc.
Electrical engineering intern or student posi-
tion available. Must have experience with
AutoCAD. Email resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
* Get Paid & Have Fun Flexible Hrs
& Competitive $ Sales Experience
Required 0 eBay Exp. + Resume to
Perform multi-step synthesis/analysis of ana-
logs of nucleosides, various phosphorylated
derivatives, derived oligonucleotides and
functional oligonucleotides on intermedi-
ate to large scale, to develop diagnostics
and research applications. Requires Ph.D.
Chemistry'with 1 year as a Scientist with
experience in nucleic acid and multi-step
synthesis of nucleosides. Resumes to: R.
Hughes, FfAME, PO Box 13174, Gainesville,
FL 32604 2-23-5-14
Spend your summer in a lakefront cabin in
Maine. If you're looking to spend this sum-
mer outdoors, have fun while you work, and
make lifelong friends, then look no further.
Camp Mataponi, a residential girls camp
in Maine, has male/female summertime
openings for Land Sports, Waterfrpnt (small
crafts, skiing, life guarding, WSI, boat driv-
ers), Ropes Course, Tennis, H.B. Riding,
Arts & Crafts, Theater, Cooking, Gymnastics,
Dance, Videdgraphy, Group Leaders & more.
Top salaries plus room/board & travel provid-
ed. Call us today toll free at 1-888-684-2267
or apply online at www.campmataponi.com
Work Smart Retire Rich
Hot Internet Company
Join our team 561-222-5606
Westside Animal Hospital seeks a PT vet
tech who is energetic + hard working. Tues
+ Thurs 7:30 am noon a must. Exp pref
but not req. 376-1373 for info. Apply within.
LAWN MAINTENANCE PT/FT
Will pay good for the right person. Need
valid drivers license w/good driving record.
Experience necessary. $10-20/hr. 377-5000
PT HOUSE CLEANER.
Bookkeeping experience a plus. $10+/hr
for the right person. One day + a week. You
can arrange your own hours. 377-5000 2-
w/light tax experience. Experience a plus.
Light bookkeeping. Pay negotiable. Can
arrange own hours & work. 377-5000 2-
IMPORT AUTO REPAIR.BMW, Mercedes,
Porsche, Volvo, VW, Honda, Toyota, Nissan,
Mazda. Quality craftsmanship, reasonable
prices, near UF, AAA approved 378-7830
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SNoah argues with Stallings
HOOPS, from page 1
and defend, we'll be exposed
by anyone in the country. We're
very average if we think we're
just going to come out and score
100 points and win."
The Gators had problems
stopping Vanderbilt forwards
Shan Foster and Derrick Byars,
who led the Commodores with
24 points each.
"Give Vanderbilt credit.
They played very well
and there's a reason why
they're undefeated here
at home this year."
UF men's basketball coach
The Gators committed a sea-
son-high 22 turnovers opposed
to 11 assists.
That helped Vanderbilt ex-
tend an 8-point halftime lead to
an insurmountable deficit of 16
with 1:52 left.
"I think sometimes in a game
like this you look at yourself and
at things you've done wrong and
you don't give your opponent
enough credit," Donovan said.
"Give Vanderbilt credit. They
played very well and there's a
reason why they're undefeated
here at home this year."
UF forward Joakim Noah,
who led the Gators with 15
points, was once again the target
of the student section, and he
gave Vanderbilt fans something
to talk about during the game.
Commodores forward Ross
Neltner committed a turnover
with 16:33 left in the second half
and Stallings held the ball out of
Noah wanted to inbound the
ball, and as he reached to take it
out of the coach's hands, Stallings
slapped Noah's hand away. The -
referees intervened, but no one
was given a technical foul.
"Noah's a competitor, and
so am I," Stallings said after the
Noah was not available
to speak after the game, and
Donovan brushed off the inci-
"If one of their players would
have reached for the ball, I'd
probably do the same thing too,"
Donovan said with a smile. "It's
probably two guys standing off
a little bit, but I don't think any-
thing needs to be blown out of'
Although the Gators had
only lost two of their previous 37
games before Saturday, UF took
the loss in stride heading into
Wednesday's home date with
"You're not going to win ev-
ery single game as much as they
'are competitors," Donovan said.
"Certainly, you don't want one
(loss) to lead to two."
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poor game against Vanderbilt,
-but who played well against the
Commodores? Exactly our. point.
S After a-20-point second half
S putting him above 1,000 career
points --Green led the'champs
S to the comeback win against Alabama on Wednesda
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S he only turned it over once. During the post-a press
Conference, UF coach Bill/ bonovan doused hi oirt guard
l in compliments. He said Green's got that st bout him,
stand with'iht Ibx'score, it's hard to doubt van. Green
i..only had.one great half this week, but wi art
hi lf,1 he belongs at the top of Hot Shots.
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Yes, Brewer had siy turnovers
against.Vanderbilt. But he-also
had six steals. Considering he also
Shad three against the Crimson
STide on Wednesday, opponents
won't take driving-on Brewer
Slightly. Brewer is one of the best
i. wing defenders in the nation, and he's showing it. Add
That in.with 29 points in the.week,. and the Gators will
.take it.- JF heeds cons[sthi cy, and if Brewer nd Co. do.
that, they'll'be difficultto stop.
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Brewer visits father after game in Tennessee
Injuries hit Gators before FSU
BASE, from page 24
over the right field wall for the
Gators' first runs, while catcher
Cody Neer and third baseman
Clayton Pisani added RBI singles to
give UF a 5-4 lead.
But Miami countered with a
four-run fourth, highlighted by a
two-run single from Alonso, who
reached base five times.
"(Alonso) is a great player and
he's going to play in the big leagues
one day," LaPorta said. "He's got a
great approach and a great swing."
The Gators used timely hitting
and solid pitching to take the first
two games in the series.
Junior Bryan Augenstein earned
the win in Friday's victory, while
sophomore Patrick Keating won
Saturday's 7-5 contest in relief
But UF has to deal with inju-
ries to its lineup. Third baseman
Brandon McArthur missed the
series with a sore arm while desig-
nated hitter Jared Kubin dislocated
his shoulder during a fall while
rounding first base Friday.
"To play great competition
like Miami and take two out
of three, that's big."
UF first baseman
McArthur's timetable is un-
known, while Kubin is expected to
be out for at least a week, though
McMahon called the sophomore
day-to-day. Nevertheless, the team
heads into Tuesday's game against
Florida State with confidence.
"That's great for this ballclub
since we're so young," LaPorta
said. "To play great competition
like Miami and take two out of
three, that's big."
NOTES, from page 24
"The only ones not here are the ones who
couldn't get tickets," Brewer's cousin Brian
Brewer's father, Ellis, was not in attendance,
but for a different reason. Three weeks ago, he
underwent a third amputation on his left leg.
The former tobacco farmer and trash collec-
tor has suffered from diabetes and heart condi-
tions for the past two decades and had the leg
amputated in October after a sore oi his foot
progressed into gangrene.
Brewer's mother, Glenda, said Ellis is doing
OK and was watching the game on TV with
friends and family. Coaches allowed Brewer
to stay home a little longer, and he will return
.. "Corey comes home, he
carries his father around and
does things with him," Glenda
said. "First thing he does is
S he hugs him and kisses him
Son top of his bald head. They
S. ;- laugh. You'd think I'd have a
Brewer house full of people but it's
nobody but the two of them.
I told him he loves his daddy better than he do
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Gators take series from Miami despite Sunday loss
By MIKE MCCALL
How many Matt LaPorta home
runs does it take for UF to defeat
Apparently the answer is at
The senior first baseman hit two
homers in Sunday's 10-7loss to the
No. 5 Hurricanes, giving him four
on the season, but as the tying run
in the bottom of the ninth inning,
hit into a game-ending double
"My approach was just to find
a way on and let Austin Pride do
the job, and I rolled into a double
play," LaPorta said. "(Miami
pitcher Enrique Garcia) made a
mistake, and I should have ham-
mered it, but I didn't and that's the
way baseball goes."
UF still took the series by win-
ning 7-2 on Friday and 7-5 on
But Sunday's loss snapped a
seven-game win streak dating
back to 2005 in the rivalry series.
The Gators (4-3) came to the
plate in the ninth trailing by three
After freshman Jonathan Pigott
fouled out to begin the inning,
leadoff man Jon Townsend walked
and second baseman Cole Figueroa
singled setting up LaPorta for a
potential game-tying homer.
LaPorta hit a 1-1 pitch to third
baseman Mark Sobolewski, who
tagged third and threw to first to
end the game.
Despite making the final out,
LaPorta had abig day, going 2 for
4 with five RBI.
"He put us in position to be suc-
cessful his home run in the first
and then late to get us within one
run, he's taken quality at-bats," UF
coach Pat McMahon said:
Freshman Billy Bullock got
off to a rough start in his second
The Hurricanes (4-4) scored
four runs in the first inning, in-
cluding a solo home run by first
baseman Yonder Alonso, his sec-
ond of the series.
UF responded with a big first
at-bat of its own, scoring five runs
and chasing Miami starter Manny
Miguelez out of the game after just
two-thirds of an inning.
LaPorta belted a three-run shot-
SEE BASE, PAGE 23
Kim Klement/ Alligator
UF first baseman Matt LaPorta attempts to tag out Miami's Jemile Weeks at first base during Sunday's
game at McKethan Stadium. The Gators lost 10-7 but won the series 2-1.
Vandy could face fine
By JENNA MARINA
Alligator Staff Writer
NASHVILLE, Tenn. Vanderbilt
could be fined up to $25,000 after its
fans stormed the court to celebrate the
Commodores' upset of UF on Saturday.
According to Southeastern
Conference policy, the league can fine
schools if fans rush the floor after a
game. This could be the second offense
for Vanderbilt in two years. It was fined
$5,000 for its first time, which occurred
March 21, 2005, when the Commodores
defeated Wichita State 65-63.
Vanderbilt's vice chancellor for stu-
dent life and university affairs, David
Williams, said the school would pay any
fine. UF could also be facing repercus-
sions from the celebration if allegations
surrounding freshman guard Brandon
Powell tur out to be true. Television
footage and reports suggest that Powell
swung at a fan after he was pushed from
behind by several people.
Donovan said he did not see the
incident happen, and UF sports informa-
tion director Fred Demarest said no one
from the program would comment until
UF forward Corey
Brewer sure is loved
by his hometown in
The town canceled
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Saturday so Portland residents could
see their national champion play against
Vanderbilt, 40 miles south of Portland.
Brewer's mother, Glenda, said her
son's game was the biggest event in
Portland outside of its annual strawberry
festival in May.
SEE NOTES, PAGE 23
SThe UF men's tennis team
dropped its first in-state match in
Coach Andy Jackson's six-year ten-
ure. No. 12 Florida State defeated
the No. 8 Gators 4-3 on Sunday.
* 1986: Despite 42 combined points from
Vernon Maxwell and Drew Moten, the UF
men's basketball team lost at Kentucky
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share of the Southeastern Conference title.
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