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VOLUME 100 ISSUE 103, ^ ^ We Inform. You Decide.
VOLUME 100 ISSUE 103 TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 20,2007
Senator pushes UF fee bil
By JESSICA DaSILVA
TALLAHASSEE Standing in front of
two mahogany doors leading to the Florida
Senate chambers Monday, state Sen. Steve
Oelrich announced.his bill that would al-
low UF to charge students more money on
top of tuition.
The bill would give Florida's Board of
Governors, which oversees the state's 11
public universities, the power to approve
requests from universities to charge money
outside of regular tuition.
If passed, the bill would give UF's
highest governing body the Board of
Trustees the power to implement the
"Academic Enhancement Program" in the
Fall. The Board of Governors unanimously
approved the program in November.
The program would charge incoming
students an extra $1,000 on top of tuition
that would not be covered by Bright
Futures or the Florida Prepaid College
Plan. However, students on need-based
financial aid would be exempt from paying
The money from the program would be
used to hire 200 new faculty members and
100 new academic advisers.
UF President Bernie Machen and mem-
bers of the Board of Trustees have admitted
they need the fee to reach their ultimate
goal cracking U.S. News & World
Report's list of top-10 public universities.
UF is tied for 13th.
"UF has been an excellent bargain for
your buck, but it's getting to the point
where it's hurting the university and the
state," Oelrich said during his speech.
According to a USA Today survey of 75
SEE PROGRAM, PAGE 9
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State Republican Sen. Steve Oelrich speaks at a press conference in the
Rotunda at the state capitol building in Tallahassee.
return to city
By LAUREN YONTEF
S Alligator Contributing Writer
Jodi Kanter was both eager and ner-
vous about returning to New Orleans.
It had been more than a year since
Hurricane Katrina forced her family to
pack up whatever property was not de-
stroyed during the storm and move to
Kanter, a UF student born and raised
in New Orleans, returned for her first
Mardi Gras since the city was rebuilt.
She had not been back since her fam-
ily moved after her parents'
Student business was destroyed from
Life the flooding.
She lost all the clothing,
pictures and furniture she didn't take to
college with her, she said. She was also
unable to see her high school friends
and the devastated city before her fam-
ily moved to Birmingham, Ala., after
Mardi Gras, the day before Ash
Wednesday marking the final day of the
parade season, is today.
Students showed their support for the
city and its devastation by partying on
the streets and exploring rebuilt areas.
"Seeing the city at such an outrageous
time made me remember all the memo-
ries I've had there," Kanter said. "It was
SEE MARDI GRAS, PAGE 9
Daylight-saving time switch may cause Y2K repeat
* THE CHANGEOVER WILL OCCUR
THREE WEEKS EARLY THIS YEAR.
By: ALISHA BHIMANI
Alligator Contributing Writer
On March 11, party like it's 1999.
Daylight-saving time is coming three
weeks earlier this year, and some com-
a two-spot in the
rankings, the UF
team has run into
right) swung at
a fan after the
game at Vanderbilt.
' See story, pg. 19.
puter software may not be ready for the
change, possibly creating a Y2K rerun.
The Energy Policy Act of 2005 passed
by Congress moved up daylight-saving
time from the first Sunday in April to the
second Sunday in March.
Software created before this date change
may cause glitches in computer programs,
airline schedules and hand-held devices.
"We have not yet cre-
ated systems to be adapt-
able to change like this,"
said Stephen, Thebaut,
UF professor and associ-
ate chair of the computer
and information science/
and engineering depart-
Available from Commercial News Providers"
Crime and, traffic topped
a City Commission candidate
forum Monday night. The fo-
rum, attended by mayoral candidate
Pegeen Hanrahan and the three
District 4 commission candidates,
was sponsored by the University
Park Neighborhood Association. Visit
www.alligator.org for the story.
Microsoft's automatic update feature,
which is being released today, will install
the daylight-saving patch for Windows PC
users. Updates are also available from the
Microsoft Web site.
Marc Hoit, interim chief information of-
ficer at UF, said the major effect on campus
will be with calendar and-mail functions,
SEE TIME, PAGE 9
2, ALLIGATOR N TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2007
Smathers Library, Conference
Rm. West 212,4:30 p.m.
Gil Anidjar of Columbia
University presents "On the
North Lawn, 10 a.m.
The Pro-Life Alliance presents
a two-day display of 4,000
wooden crosses to represent the
number of abortions performed
in the United States each day.
Q and A Session
Reitz Union Auditorium,
Brazilian director Joel Zito
Araujo showcases his film
"Filhas do Vento" and answers
Bikini-clad 'chick' protests
Wearing only a yellow bikini
and shiny black heels in 50-degree
weather, a woman with bright
blond hair waved a sign that read,
"KFC Tortures Chicks."
Kayla Worden, 45, was one
of five activists in front of the
Kentucky Fried Chicken on Archer
Road on Monday morning, pro-
testing the treatment of chickens
by KFC's animal suppliers.
"I just say I'm one chick stand-
ing up for other chicks," she said.
Worden, who traveled from
Asheville, N.C., for this protest,
has been working with People
for the Ethical Treatment of
Animals for 18 years.
The protest was organized
by a PETA representative and at-
tended by three members of the
Animal Activists of Alachua.
"These eye-catching cam-
paigns get more people to stop
and ask questions," she said.
Gainesville resident Charlie
Padgett sat inside the restaurant,
eating a lunch of fried chicken.
He said that the protest wouldn't
change where he ate.
"The scenery's nice, though,"
he. said, as he stared out the
window at Worden's bikini-clad
Students get sneak peek
UF students are invited to
view a free prescreening tonight
of the independent film "Death
Without Consent," which will
come out later this year.
The film follows a fictional
American college student as he
struggles to uncover the truth
behind a viral disease that threat-
ens his life. He unearths shocking
secrets about the FBI and other
The screenplay was written by
Vera Chawla, a Pentagon insider
with more than 20 years of federal
"We hope it will give students
more information on what's hap-
pening in the government," said
Shelley Flanagin, a UF senior and a
co-director of the film committee.
The Reitz Union Board and
Diamond Films are sponsoring
the screening. The only showing
is in the Reitz Union Cinema at
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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2007 I ALLIGATOR, 3
Groups engineer an afternoon of inflatable fun
* ENGINEERS WEEK BEGINS.
By ANDREW STANFILL
Alligator Contributing Writer
Students dashed through bright, balloon-
like walls and whizzed down a cushioned
bungee chute Monday.
A carnival atmosphere filled the North
Lawn as the Engineering Extravaganza ush-
ered in Engineers Week, a national week that
raises awareness about engineering.
The event featured a rock wall and inflat-
able amusements such as jousting, an obstacle
course and a bungee run.
A dunk tank, added this year, was popular,
said Christian Ramirez, the director of this
year's Engineers Week and one person who
sat in the tank. Ramirez estimated he'd been
dunked about 20 times.
One thrower, Yi-Ming Kuo,
On 32, knocked the platform into
Campus the tank four times. On the
final throw; the ball knocked a
semi-circular dent into the plywood target,
hitting with a "WHACK" that reverberated
off Weimer Hall behind him and silenced the
booth's smack-talking operator.
The modest, bespectacled doctoral student,
it turned out, had pitched for a national cham-
pionship-winning baseball team during his
undergrad years in Taiwan.
While visitors played in the bounce houses,
engineering student organizations sat with
displays along the Reitz Union Colonnade.
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4, ALLIGATOR U TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2007
No direction home
From the streets to the shelters with Gainesville's homeless
Story by DREW HARWELL
Photos by NICOLE SAFKER
In the woods, they're animals, going days without bathing
and eating only scraps.
On the streets, they're stray dogs, looking for a secluded
spot where they can sleep unseen.
They revolt some like pigs.
They annoy some like pests.
But they're people. They're fathers, daughters and friends.
They come from every gender, ethnicity and age. Some are
.crazy, some are criminals and others are good people down
on their luck.
The most visible of the "homeless" panhandlers are
The least visible, like the abused women or children, are
for the most part forgotten.
"Homeless people are the same as you and me, except
they have less access to assistance if they need it," said Jon
DeCarmine, executive director of the City of Gainesville/
Alachua County Office on Homelessness. *
"They run out of time, luck and money, and they end up
Homelessness by the numbers
A January census by the Coalition for the Homeless and
Hungry concluded that 952 homeless people live in Alachua
Statistics included in the city and county's 10-Year Plan to
End Homelessness reported that:
*35 percent are female.
S27 percent are under 18.
*31 percent spent time in college.
*7 percent have only been to grade school.
*39 percent have served in the military.
The reasons for their homelessness vary:
*30 percent became unemployed or their jobs didn't pay
*14 percent had drug/alcohol problems.
13 percent suffer from mental illness.
*10 percent moved out to escape abuse.
So do the places where they live:
.50 are in jail.
*19 are in hospitals.
*318 live on the streets.
*278 live in local housing subsidized by the county.
Differences aside, many of them want something better. -
About 30 percent-have jobs, most of them full-time.
Once the problems began for Joe S., they didn't stop.
Liver and pancreas problems kept Joe, who wanted his
RIGHT: Jimmy Williams offers a chocolate chip cookie to his wife, Jeannie, Monday night at St. Francis House. The
two had traveled to Gainesville from Knoxville, Tenn., where Jimmy said he encountered freezing temperatures and
BELOW: Homeless gather at St. Francis House for lunch Friday afternoon. The shelter provides meals, a safe place
to sleep at light and other services to the homeless community in Gainesville.
whole name kept secret for fear his children would identify
him, in a hospital for six weeks.
All the equipment from his Pensacola remodeling business
was repossessed, ending his only source of income.
His wife divorced him. His three children, furious they
would have to live with their mother, have yet to-contact
"I used to work $30-40,000-a-yearjobs. Now
I'm standing on the corner. It's about as low
as you can go, but I haven't given up yet."
local homeless man
Now, he's living on the streets.
For food, he visits the St. Francis House, a homeless shelter
on Main Street. For a bed, he's found a quiet area hidden from
the street by a brick wall. He's still looking for a construction
job, but for now his only income is from panhandling.
"I used to work $30-40,000-a-year jobs. Now I'm standing
on the comer," he said. "It's about as low as you can go, but I
haven't given up yet."-
The $20 a day he gets from begging pays for cigarettes,
laundry and sometimes, he admitted, crack cocaine.
"Being homeless," he said. "It's a hard thing to do, straight
Criminals on the corner
Some people see the homeless as drug-addicted criminals
looking for vulnerable people to steal from. Though those
people do exist, it is far from the norm, say homeless experts.
"Society criminalizes homeless people in order to avoid
unbearable guilt," wrote Arupa Freeman in a Gainesville
newsletter for her homeless outreach group, the HOME
Van. "If I can tell myself that homeless people are criminals
who deserve to sleep outdoors, then I can feel okay about
For the homeless, though, even sleeping outside is a
City parks and public restrooms are dosed from about
11:30 p.m. to about 6:30 a.m. Anyone caught sleeping or re-
lieving themselves outside can be arrested for trespassing or
"Homeless people are forced to live their private lives in
public," DeCarmine said. "That ends up creating situations
where some of the most basic life-sustaining activities are
These laws can also frighten homeless people away from.
reporting crimes when they are the victims.
A 2003 survey found that 25 percent of the county's home-
less were victims of crimes ranging from burglary to sexual
assault but did not report them to police for fear they would
be arrested as well.
For those on the street, this fear can prove to be fatal.
Gainesville police reported that during a 20-month period
starting in 2004, 117 homeless people were victims of crimes,
including 33 cases of battery.
According to a 2005 National Coalition for the Homeless
report, 86 homeless people across the country were victims of
violent acts, including attacks with bats, knives, BB guns and
lit cigarettes. Thirteen died.
Part of this hatred for the homeless comes from the stereo-
typical image of an average homeless person: a drunk single
male who is too lazy to work and instead resorts to panhan-
dling, DeCarmine said.
However, police and homeless advocates maintain that
many of the beggars around town are not even homeless.
In 2003, after undercover officers arrested seven panhan-
dlers for harassment, Gainesville police found that of the 24
people arrested that year, 18 had permanent addresses.
"Don't give money to panhandlers," said police spokes-
man Lt. Keith Kameg. "There's a very good chance they have
a house, this is their job and they're going to use it for drugs
Drugs and the derelict
Another factor that has crippled the homeless population
is the presence of cheap and addictive drugs, specifically al-
cohol and crack.
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2007 0 ALLIGATOR, 5
Some homeless people are ac-
tive substance abusers; others have
never tried the drugs. Few can say
they have never encountered drugs
on the streets.
"You don't see it unless you're
looking for it," said Russ Barker, a
homeless man. "But if you want it,
Drugs like crack forge powerful
addictions, sapping money and
health from people with little to
Still, the drug market thrives.
"When people there want the
drug, there are more than enough
people who will pop up and sell it
to them," DeCarmine said.
Police say crack also poses a sig-
nificant danger to people who have
never used the drug.
Each year, Kameg estimated,
about 1,000 -arrests are made in
connection to crack and powder
"It is linked to almost all of our
crime," said Kameg, who called
cocaine usage the No. 1 concern for
police. "They use all their money,
and then they use all of their
friends' money, and then they rob
you of your money."
Contrary to some beliefs, alcohol
and drugs are far from being the
sole cause of homelessness the
10-Year Plan states that about 14
percent of county residents who
are homeless cite substance abuse
as the cause.
DeCarmine said it can be dif-
ficult to determine whether drug
use is the cause or effect of home-
"Drug use is often a coping
mechanism," he said. "They feel
Russ Barker was going to be a
For three years, he practiced
his culinary skills at a trade school
in Massachusetts, but it all ended
in an instant when a hit-and-run
driver plowed into him while he
Barker, 49, said he can't stand up
long enough to be a chef anymore.
For a couple of years, he re-
paired microwaves in Cocoa Beach.
After being laid off, he decided
to come to Gainesville to look for
work and start his electronics edu-
cation at SFCC.
For the past couple of weeks,
he's been eating his meals and
.sleeping at the St. Francis House.
Because of the .recent cold
nights, shelters like the St. Francis
House are legally allowed to take in
However, now that winter is
ending, he doubts there will be
enough open cots for him.
"It's been rough," he said. "It's
dangerous out there."
Homeless, not helpless
The number of local home-
less, while still large, brings hope.
Since the 10-Year Plan to End
Homelessness began a year ago, the
homeless population has decreased
by about 15 percent.
It's a big step for a city the
National Coalition for the Homeless
deemed, one of the nation's five
meanest cities toward the homeless
"Until we let people partici-
pate in their own restora-
tion and their own self-suf-
ficiency, we're going to be
feeding them forever."
head of Gainesville Harvest
DeCarmine credits the progress
not to any specific program but to a
change in approach.
"We're meeting people on the
streets, where they are," he said,
"and getting them into housing as
quickly as possible."
Locally, there are 26 different
shelters separated into three phas-
es: emergency shelters, where the
homeless can stay for up to 60 days;
transitional housing, where people
^3L~~ji-. ("T <^
can stay up to two years; and per-
manent supportive housing, which
can last for much longer.
About 350 beds are split among
these types of housing, though
writers of the 10-Year Plan hope to
double that within the next several
Each type of housing provides
basic supportive services, includ-
ing job training, childcare arid sub-
stance-abuse counseling, as well as
a safe place to stay.
Other basic needs, like food,
clothes, laundry machines and
showers, are also available and
provided by aid agencies.
One agency, Gainesville
Harvest, led by Frances Leslie,
makes arrangements with food
vendors like Starbucks and Publix
so that any old-yet-edible food that
would have been thrown away is
instead distributed to shelters and
soup kitchens around the county.
The nonprofit food-distribution
agency, which provided about
1.5 million pounds of food last
year, also takes donations from
county residents and UF students.
Fraternities, Leslie said, donate
about 40 percent of the agency's
However, her charity is not
without troubles. Many of the
donations are incomplete for
instance, she's given old spaghetti
noodles without any sauce.
Also, about 80 percent of the
contributions are unsubstantial
items like bread or sweets.
Leslie is quick to say that the
food is not just for anyone home-
less people who accept the help
should be helping themselves find
"Until we let people participate
in their own restoration and their
own self-sufficiency," Leslie said,
"we're going to be feeding them
The county's three-phase shelter
system works the same way.
Emergency shelters are typically
the first place people turn to after
losing their homes. Individuals or
Nicole Safker/Alligator Staff
Russ Barker, a homeless man, sleeps on a cot at St. Francis House on Monday evening. Because of the
low temperatures, volunteers anticipated more than 50 homeless would seek shelter there Monday.
Nicole Safker/Alligator Staff
Homeless people embrace and pray with members of Fire of God
Ministries in the Downtown Plaza on Monday evening. They were
praying for freedom from "evils" associated with homelessness,
such as drug addiction and crime.
families wanting to reserve space
at shelters can be referred by case
workers or, in some cases, simply
Several shelters only take in
certain categories of people, such
as families, veterans, women from
abusive relationships and people
recently released from jail.
However, DeCarmine said, not
enough take in single adult males,
who make up most of the homeless
Emergency shelters are also typ-
ically full: Local emergency shelters
packed to the limit turn down more
than 100 requests a month.
Consequently, most case man-
agers work to get homeless people
into the other phases, transitional
housing and permanent supportive
housing, where they can live in
apartments completely or partially
paid for by the county.
Residents may still use any of
the emergency shelter services and
must.check in with a case manager
on a routine basis.
Though these apartments are
typically small and barely fur-
nished, they're in high demand.
For families, there is about a six- to
However, housing outside of
the shelter is still the top priority
for social workers. DeCarmine said
shelters tend to focus their efforts
on instructing people on how to be
self-sufficient, rather than keeping
them in a temporary home.
It's also cheaper to keep the
homeless in apartments rather than
It costs $9,000 a year to house a
family in an emergency shelter, due
to housing, service, transportation
and food costs, said DeCarmine.
In subsidized housing, however,
with $300 a month going directly
to the family to use for shelter, the
county only pays $3,600 a year.
For perspective, the state spends
$18,108 a year to house a single
inmate, according to a Florida
Department of Corrections report.
"Homelessness isn't ended by
shelter beds," DeCarmine said. "It's
ended by homes."
Her name's Kat Brown, but to
the people who depend on her,
she's the Cement Cowgirl.
Since July of 2005, when she
couldn't afford much due to medi-
cal problems and her husband's
death, she's lived everywhere from
the woods to the streets.
Her claim to fame, however,
is her generosity. A self-described
packrat, Brown, 46, made a super-
market out of a shopping cart by
stocking it with bandages, needle
thread and socks, among other
items, for anyone in need.
"I know everybody. I'm the
girl with the buggy," she said.
"Everyone knows they could get
stuff off that buggy."
When she went to the woods,
the 97-pound woman traded the
cart for her two 70-pound dogs,
Cindar and Ozettah, who she said
"You've got to be cautious," she
said. "You've got to watch your
Since December, she's lived in a
subsidized apartment near down-
town, where her rent and utilities
are paid for by the Alachua County
As long as she doesn't use drugs
or let other people stay with her,
she said, she can have the apart-
ment for a year.
Though she calls the place her
"haven," she's not exactly used to
having her own bedroom yet:
For the first month, while her
dogs snoozed on canvas cots and
a bed lay dormant in her room, she
slept in a sleeping bag in the front
"I just wasn't comfortable sleep-
ing in a bed," she said. "I'm used to
No money was exchangedfor
interviews. Fake names have been used
6, ALLIGATOR 5 TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2007
One more time
Here we go again with
the tuition thing
So the "Academic Enhancement Program" just might
be back on the table. We all thought it had been
shoved aside like table scraps to be given to hungry
But the State Senate is looking for a second helping.
State Senator Steve Oelrich held a press conference yes-
terday about a bill he would like to pass in the Senate, al-
lowing the UF administration to implement the "Academic
Enhancement Program" next Fall.
Technically, the bill would give the Florida Board
of Governors the power to let the boards of trustees' of
Florida public universities to institute fees like the
"Academic Enhancement Program."
Only UF would be able to implement its program this
year. If the bill'passes, UF could charge incoming freshmen
$1,000 a year, on top of normal tuition starting this Fall.
Oelrich calls it a "pilot program" sort of a test run to see
if the program is feasible and if it will work.
Other universities would have to wait for the next
legislative cycle to roll around before they could try. But
the point is that they could try. And they will, without a
But of course, we can't fault them for that what state
school doesn't want smaller class sizes and more advis-
ers? In fact, it's pretty noble of Oelrich to write the bill in
language that will allow other universities to follow suit.
Oelrich's district includes Alachua County it would be
very easy for him to keep this bill UF-specific. And while
it might be more. likely to pass if it only applied to UF,
Oelrich is also doing what's right for the state as a whole
- for all its universities.
The question we have to ask is whether this bill is go-
ing to pass. The idea has already been all but shot down
by several other state senators and Gov. Charlie Crist, in
line with his "No New Tuition" slogan. Why does Oelrich
think this incarnation will be any different?
"I have no thoughts on if it will go through but whether
it's the right thing to do," he said.
We think that's code for, "It doesn't have an ice cube's
chance in hell of surviving the whole legislative process."
With more than 70 percent of students attending UF on
Bright Futures' dollar and Oelrich predicting that next
year every UF in-state student will qualify for the scholar-
ship the state has a bigger problem on hand.
Bright Futures can't continue being the main source
of UF's tuition revenue without driving itself bankrupt
and UF can't afford such low tuition.
UF's tuition of $3,330 a year ranks 75th out of the 75
flagship universities around the country. Without increas-
ing-revenue, it will be harder and harder for UF to support
its $508-million-a-year research ventures, not to mention
the billions of dollars necessary to keep UF running. We
can forget luxuries like smaller classes, new professors
and name-brand toilet paper.
And we can forget ever breaking into the top-10 list
of public research universities. UF needs more revenue,
there's no doubt about that. We hope the rest of the suits
up in Tallahassee open their eyes to the plight of their flag-
ship university and support Oelrich's bill.
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Pants Party platform better for students
student Government elections are once again upon
us. From now until next Wednesday, we will be
forced into the paths of those irritating, flier-carry-
ing vultures trying to convince us to actually care about
campus politics. But this semester is different. This se-
mester even I am going to bother voting.
Pants Party presidential candidate Bruce Haupt
- while aware of the responsibility of SG obviously
doesn't take himself too seriously. No matter how much
SG executives consider themselves to be real politicians,
they aren't. They also don't have as much power as they
think they do.
In his response to one of my previous columns, Haupt
said that the Student Body president could -either ap-
pease the Board of Trustees or realize that he only has
one year to affect change and that the students' needs are
paramount. The right choice would be the latter case, but
neither of the previous two presidents realizes it.
It's a no-brainer that we want increased communica-
tion between SG and the students, and between SG and
the administration. The Pants Party advocates a level of
transparency that has never before existed.
If Pants is elected, the elitism and resume padding
that is so characteristic of the parties consistently in
power could end. The best part of this approach is a
proposal for a weekly column in the Alligator about SG
goings-on. Judging from the long and embittered history
between this paper and SG, the day of reconciliation shall
As a member of a large minority on this campus I
am an Asian American one of the main reasons I'm
voting for Pants is because of its support for the creation
of an Asian-American institute. In 2003, the Asian-
American community was shut up by the UF adminis-
tration and told to wait until 2008 to readdress the issue.
It's about time a party brought
this issue to the foreground of its
campaign. We Asians are suppos-
edly poised to take over the world
yet we don't even have an in-
stitute at UF.
Anuradha Pandey As treasurer of the South Asian
American Student Alliance, I
etteraigator.org know firsthand how frustrating
it can be to work with an insuffi-
cient budget. And Pants' proposal of allowing 16 percent
of an organization's budget to be spent on food is a much
needed change. Nothing attracts-students like free food,
arid many small organizations depend on it to entice an
The Gator Party lacks a substantial platform, unless
you count putting CD course packs on WebCT. This will
undoubtedly cost a sizable chunk of the $12 million SG
My endorsement of Pants is conditional I find the
platform to be a breath of fresh air when compared to
that of the Party of Many Names.
But Pants' focus should have been its campaign not
claims that it was sabotaged by the Gator Party. The ac-
tions Pants is complaining about seem to spring more
from a mutual lack of trust than a malicious attempt on
Gator's behalf to bribe students into slating with it. By
making accusations, Pants appears to be mudslinging. I
doubt anyone cares enough to sabotage a college elec-
tion. Pants should just let it go.
If you're frustrated with SG's ineffectiveness like I
am, vote for Pants.. For once, the parties aren't forcing
students to make a choice between bad and worse.
Anuradha Pandey is a history junior. Her column appears
The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator.
Reader .-: ;,:. ..
Today's question: Will the pro- Monday's question: Is the gov-
posed bill regarding the "Academ- ernment responsible for caring
ic Enhancement Program" pass? for its poorest citizens?
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Pants Party offers fresh voice to stale SG
As yet another election campaign
begins with two very formidable
parties amassing on Turlington
Plaza and in the Reitz Union, you
should ask yourself some very important
questions. For starters: "Does Student
Government even matter?" and "Won't
the process continue with or without my
vote?" Both are valid questions, but the
answers might floor you.
SG does not come with a template
or an instruction manual. You can rest
assured that students will always have
the Reitz Union and the Southwest
Recreation Center. But funding student
organizations, bills and lobbying stances,
here is where parties affiliation matters.
You'll find the parties are polar oppo-
sites. Here is where you can really rock
the boat with your vote.
Since the humiliating defeat last Fall of
the Action Party, several members of the
Independent Top Brass finally jumped
ship and ran into the less-than-embrac-
ing arms of the almighty Gator Party. The
orphaned, unwanted bastard children of
the independent community will have
Christian you believe that
Duque Gator is the better
Speaking Out choice because it
to the SG-savvy voter, experience in the
SG game usually means collecting titles
and making connections, but hardly ever
The Pants Party boasts a small but
fearless group of radical-minded ideal-
ists who refuse the temptation to tuck
tail and sell out like many of their former
independent compatriots. Instead, Bruce
Haupt and his party represent what has
been called the GDI Party at UF the
God Damn Independents.
On the other side of the field, you
have Independent turncoats, Florida
Blue Key, Greeks and the leadership of
the black community. For the Gator Party,
the presidential convention took place
inside the annals of FBK between Josh
Weiss supported by Alpha Epsilon Pi
Fraternity and Ryan Moseley sup-
ported by Theta Chi Fraternity. Once the
smoke cleared, Weiss backed off and
Moseley became the system's candidate.
Despite having had its top leader, Sam
Green blocked from FBK membership
- the weak black leadership also lined
up behind Moseley. And when indie
leaders feared another defeat at the polls,
they rushed to the Gator Party, getting
slates for returning senators like- Cecilia
Amador. Scared to fight, they joined the
Your vote matters because you matter.
You are not an "I Voted" sticker. You are
not a bloc. You are not a trend. You are
not a mere vehicle for someone to power.
You are a student.
When you pass the tables and hear
the campaign rhetoric, ask yourself,
which party values individuality, which
party if elected would actually lis-
ten to your suggestions? And whatever
conclusion you arrive at, make sure to
make that decision inside the voting
booth because your vote matters. Please
vote next week.
Christian Duque is former Access
Party senator and the former Voice Party
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should begin by discussing the economic
costs and benefits of such a system. Is the
cost of increased preventative medicine out-
weighed by the benefit of reducing expen-
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by the benefit of increased productivity? Is
government intervention necessary to fix
These are the types of questions anyone
discussing the merits of a universal health
care system should ask before beginning to
make philosophical arguments about the
benefits of such a system. Even then, our
society has accepted that there is a social
benefit of the very rich paying more in taxes
for programs that help the very poor. The
question is, how much would they have to
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Girls compete for crown, cash
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roses, 12 girls did "the wave" on
stage Monday night, dancing to
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The contestants competed for
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said Mari Wilensky, emcee for the
pageant and winner of Miss Florida
Unlike previous years, this year
there was no Miss Florida Gator
title due to fewer contestants, said
Lauren Finizio, the productions di-
rector for the pageant.
Schroeder, a member of Delta
Zeta Sorority, proposed "Trash the
Teenage Crash," a program to help
educate teens on safe driving skills,
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answer section. She performed a tap
dance routine to Michael Jackson's
"Day and Night" in the talent por-
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talents, including modern dance,
monologues and piano perfor-
Former Miss UF Ashley Hux and
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duet from the musical "Wicked."
Iota' Phi Theta Fraternity performed
a step routine for the audience before
the pageant winners were named.
The majority of the contestants
began rehearsing for the pageant
in October, said Whitney Cole,
executive director of the pageant.
However, one contestant, Allison
Hux, didn't join the pageant until
two weeks before it started.
The scholarship-based pageant
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$8 in advance and $10 at the door,
along with money from the contes-
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to help Florida Blue Key raise the
money for the cost of the pageant
and the winners' scholarships.
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at Gainesville events during her ten-
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The Student Government Elections Commission
ruled Monday night that the Gator Party was not in
violation of any of the four complaints filed by the
Most of the complaints were dismissed due to lack
"It's hard when you file a complaint regarding one
person's word over another's," Pants Party President
David Meyrowitz said.
Bruce Haupt, Pants' presidential candidate,
filed four complaints against the Gator Party on
Wednesday concerning possible intimidation of can-
didates, campaigning before the start of the election
cycle and announcing candidates at
S Gator Nights.
The first complaint brought
before the commissioners was the
announcement of the Gator Party ex-
ecutive candidates at Gator Nights
at the Reitz Union on Feb. 2, which
Haupt said was against the Office of
Haupt Student Activities regulations. He
cited a rule that registered political
student organizations may not announce candidacy or
platforms at Gator Nights.
Election Commissioner Jennifer Cohen said the
complaint was dismissed because the commission
does not have jurisdiction over it and thaB it was up to
the Office of Student Activities.
The second complaint involved the possible intimi-
dation of Weiqi Yin to slate with the Gator Party after
showing interest in the Pants Party. The complaint was
dismissed because of lack of evidence, commissioners
The third concerned the possible intimidation of
Poonam Patel to run with the Gator Party. Haupt said
it was a suspicious that Patel decided to switch parties,
and he presented a Facebook.com message he received
from Patel in which she said she was "strongly recom-
mended" to slate with the Gator Party. This complaint
was also denied by the commission.
The last complaint stated that the Gator Party was
in violation of 761.1, which states that campaign-
ing begins the first day of the active election cycle
Jan. 30. Haupt claimed that Gator Party President
Yooni Yi invited all senators to a barbecue before cam-
paigning was allowed. The commissioners dismissed
this because the e-mail was sent Feb. 3, they said.
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Bill would allow other
schools to follow suit
PROGRAM, from page 1
flagship universities' 2006 tuitions, UF had the lowest
Oelrich a Republican who represents Alachua
County added that if the fee were implemented, UF
would move up from its last-place position to some-
where around No. 66 on the list.
Though he said UF's students are getting a good
deal, Florida citizens are paying for it.
"More of the expense should be on the part of the us-
ers," Oelrich said.
Mark Rosenberg, chancellor of the State University
Systein, said the point of the fee is to provide a better
education to students.
"Students are the primary beneficiaries of educa-
tion," Rosenberg said.
But while Oelrich's bill allows, for the rest
of Florida's public universities to request simi-
lar fees, Rosenberg said none would be ap-
proaching the Board of Governors this year.
The other universities agreed the program would be
launched as a pilot program with UF only, Rosenberg
In an interview before the press con-
ference to announce the bill, Machen
said he didn't mind if other schools
implemented similar programs on a
"We don't have a problem with it,
S but it's not our issue," Machen said.
S,, "The question is whether (UF) should
Ct do this, and we think we should."
Oelrich. offered a similar view when he said the pro-
gram should push universities to plan for the future.
However, Gov. Charlie Crist, who holds the power
to veto any legislation approved by the Legislature, op-
poses tuition increases and the adoption of new fees,
according to Crist's proposed budget.
Still, Oelrich said that right now, he's onlyconcerned
about introducing the bill, and he'll worry about the
bill's chances of passing later.
"I have no thoughts on if it will go through, but
whether it's the right thing to do," Oelrich said.
Despite his difference of opinion about tuition hikes
with Crist, Oelrich said he would not let it keep him
"I'm optimistic," Oelrich said. "I'm going to push
this bill very hard. It's a step in the right direction for
the system as a whole."
Celebrations resurge in battered New Orleans
MARDI GRAS, from page 1
comforting to see that there were no noticeable dif-
ferences in the city, and Mardi Gras was the same as
always, if not better."
Three of her friends joined in her celebrations. She
believed that showing them how much the city has to
offer was the perfect way to acknowledge how far it
"I was nervous to see if New Orleans was still
filled with the same strong spirit that I grew up with,"
Kanter said. "This year's celebration just proved how
much passion the city has and always will."
Samantha Gannon, a UF junior, attended her third
Mardi Gras this year. She was in New Orleans the
year before Hurricane Katrina as well as last year.
Gannon described last year's crowd as being no-
tably smaller and less rowdy than two years ago. She
said partygoers still celebratednd drank, but the at-
mosphere was calmer and more people attended out-
door markets and concerts instead of staying down-
town on Bourbon Street. Attendance at last year's
event was only about 350,000 as opposed to the typi-
cal 1 million visitors, according to the New Orleans
Metropolitan Convention and Visitors Bureau. This
year's attendance so far was unavailable.
"There were more people than I've ever seen in my
life swarming those streets," Gannon said. "I couldn't
even picture people to be that overly excited and
happy to be back."
While last year almost all the parades were forced
to change their routes and certain floats could not be
in the parades because they were too damaged, ev-
erything was back on track this year, Gannon said.
"I caught more beads than I have in any of my
other years," she said. "It was absolutely amazing to
get to experience the real Mardi Gras again."
"I was nervous to see if New Orleans was
still filled with the same strong spirit that
I grew up with. This year's celebration just
proved how much passion the city has
and always will."
UF student and New Orleans native
Kanter believed this year was more packed than
before Katrina. She said it was nice to see celebrities
back, especially in the two largest parades.
"American Idol" winner Taylor Hicks reigned as
the Krewe of Endymion's grand marshal this year.
The Krewe of Bacchus named actor James Gandolfini
as its celebrity monarch.
"It's like leaving a football game when there are
hundreds of people, and you can't find your friends,"
Kanter said. "Imagine how crazy that scene is and
times it by hundreds that's the real Mardi Gras."
UF officials say computer glitches will be averted
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such as Microsoft Outlook.
There are 40 different mail sys-
tems on campus that will have 40
A number of meetings have been
held to look at the different systems
and decide what needs to be fixed,
"We're looking at the best way to
make these changes," Hoit said.
Matt Brown, operations supervi-
sor for CIRCA, said CIRCA comput-
ers are synchronized via the servers
they connect to, which will have the
"Some other computers on cam-
pus currently aren't ready for the
changeover, but those computer
administrators are being proac-
tive about the issue
National and will have them
News ready," he said.
Hoit said a lot of
the Y2K scare of the new millennium,
so many of the anticipated problems
He expects the same thing will
happen this time around.
"We hope that the worst thing that
happens is that someone will be off
by one hour," Hoit said.
He said that although UF's admin-
istrative systems will be taken care
of, he advises everyone to be aware
of issues related to scheduling.
Beginning this year, daylight-sav-
ing time is moved ahead one month
to begin on the second Sunday in
March until the first Sunday in
"It's an adaptation that's a one-
time thing," Thebaut said. "It may
cause some hiccups to do it, but the
big hiccup would be not to do it."
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On Feb. 26, a nationally syndicated
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sored by the University of Florida Center
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Jabari Asim, columnist and deputy edi-
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Jose Chaparro, an assistant professor of horti-
cultural sciences in the University of Florida's
Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, ch
cherry blossom development in a campus teac
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and other scientists are crossbreeding cherry t
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Florida's climate. Unseasonably warm weather
the time caused the trees to bloom early.
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4:30 p.m., "On the Muslim Question," talk by Gil
Anidjar. Smathers Library, Conference Room
8 p.m "Daughters of the Wind,' film screen-
ing by Brazilian director Joel Zito Araujo. Reitz
Student Union Auditorium
9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.. Engineering and Science Fair,
Grand Ballroom, Reitz Student Union
4 p.m., "Exercise-induced increases in cardiac
ence," Asim said. "It has become increas-
Center Director Katheryn Russell-
Brown, a UF law professor, organized the
panel after she got a phone call from State
Sen. Anthony Hill. He suggested the center
host a discussion on race after several recent
racially charged incidents in the media
"Race has been in the news," Rus-
sell-Brown said. "We knew that there are
a number of experts here at UF, so we
wanted to take advantage of that."
Last November, an 88-year-old black
woman, Kathryn Johnston, was shot by
three undercover police officers
in her Atlanta home. The officers
broke down her door using a "no-
knock" warrant. Four days later,
Sean Bell, a black man attending
his bachelor party, was shot 50
times by plainclothes New York
Police Department detectives. He
"Seinfeld" TV actor Michael
Richards' racist tirade at a com-
edy club and actor-director Mel
Gibson's anti-Semitic drunken
ramblings also garnered national
"This is not just a black-white
conversation; it's for everyone,"
The racial dialogue begins at
noon in the Levin College of Law,
Panelists are: Faye Harrison,
ham professor, anthropology and Afri-
can-American studies; Yuko Fujino,
instructor, sociology; Kenneth
Nunn, professor, law; and Milagros
ecks Pefia, associate professor, sociology
thing and women's studies.
ro "Race is not part of the national
:rees conversation. We need to begin to
II in start talking about race with an aca-
r at demic approach," Nunn said. "We
talk around it, but we never really
mito-chondrial proteins," lecture by Zsolt
Murlasits, Florida Gym, Room 35
7 p.m.. Bruno Marcolulli and Brian Sparks of
TV reality show ''Black.White.", Reitz Student
Union. Grand Ballroom
8 p.m., "Facing the Music: Microsoft, Apple
and International Antitrust Law in the EU,"
panel discussion, Levin College of Law, Ches-
terfield Smith Ceremonial Classroom
3:30 p.m., "Glimpses of Addis Ababa from Con-
temporary Diaries: Artistic Life in the Capital
from the 1930s to ihe 1970s," lecture by Peter
Garretson, Grinter Hall, Room 471
squarely address these
issues so they keep
coming back in one
form or another."
Pefia has studied
the Hispanic experi-
ence in the United
States and written ex-
tensively on the topic. '
She said she agreed to Jabari Asim
be a part of the panel
because of the "recent
militarization of the
Mexican border and
marginalized status of
Latinos and Latinas."
"I hope it will k
bring attention to the
way in which racism
in the U.S. continues
to rear its ugly head," Faye Harrison
speaker Asim admits
that young people
are more enlightened
about race than his
generation, he finds
among the edu-
cated surprising and
distressing. He said
he hopes people leave Kenneth Nunn
the panel with more
confidence in dealing
with those unlike
themselves and a mo-
tivation to continue
"The education is
an ongoing process,
and we all have to be
educated," Asim said.
"Once you know; Milagros Peiia
there is no excuse for
racially proirocative behavior."
By Panagiota Papakos
4 p.m., "The Cuban-American Lobby: Myth
and Reality.," lecture by Maria Cristina Garci,
Keene Faculty Center
4:05 p.m.. "Prevention of Development of Den-
tal Caries in Infancy and Earl, Childhood, The
Role of Diet and Hygiene Practices," lecture
by Meredith Galloway: "Efficacy of Vitamin D
Supplementation for Treatment of Hypovita-
minosis D,' lecture by Adam Mates, CSE E121
Feb. 20 7:30 p.m., Choir concert
Feb. 21 7:30 p.m., Symphonic band concert
Feb. 22 7:30 p.m., Wind symphony
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2007 l ALLIGATOR, ADVERTISEMENT, 11
For most college students who dream of
one day holding a Ph.D. in their hand, the
journey through graduate school will be
like nothing they ever experienced. But for
University of Florida student David Green,
pursuing a higher degree will be a smooth
As a McNair Scholar, Green already
has been conducting research and present-
ing his findings on why African-American
males choose to attend predominantly
"The McNair program has allowed me
to be more in control of my destiny," said
Green, who plans to pursue a doctorate in
African-American history with a focus on
sexuality and politics.'
In 1989, Congress created the McNair
Scholars Program to help first-generation,
low-income and under-represented stu-
dents prepare for graduate school. Ronald
E. McNair was an African-American astro-
naut who died in the 1986 explosion of the
space shuttle Challenger.
The program provides students with an
opportunity to gain research experience, a
to speak on race
Derald Wing Sue,
professor of psychol-
ogy and education at
and former president
of the Asian American
tion, is the first guest I
in the Provost's Diver-
sity Speakers Series. Derald Wing Sue
Sue will first
speak at 8:30 a.m.
Wednesday in the Reitz Student Union.
Auditorium in a presentation during which
he will provide suggestions about how to
eliminate racist thinking and behavior on a
He will give a second talk at 4:30 p.m.
that will focus on meeting the challenges
of crises and conflict as they intersect with
diversity. It also will be held in the Reitz
Student Union Auditorium.
Both events are free and open to the
public and will include opportunities to ask
For more information, visit the Web
12:50 p.m., School of Music convocation
7:30 p.n., faculty recital
Feb. 24 7 p.m., Gospel choir
Feb. 25.4 p.m., Chu-Fang Huang on piano
Florida Museum of Natural History
"in the Open: Sandhill Crane Studies,' 19-piece
photographic exhibit, through March 18
Global Culture Photography Juried Exhibition by
Study Abroad students through Feb 23, Grinter
Student Arts Juried Exhibition through March 9,
University Gallery; reception, 7 p.m. Feb. 23
says McNair program
faculty mentor relationship to guide them
throughout the process, and a research
Green, an economics and African-
American studies major, knew he wanted
to be a McNair Scholar from the minute he
stepped onto campus.
David Green says the McNair Scholar
program has put him in the driver's seat of
Florida Museum offers
The Florida Museum of Natural History
needs help in many areas from greeting
guests and guiding school groups to work-
ing with butterflies or fossils. Volunteer
orientations are held from 10:15 to 11:30
a.m. on the second Thursday of each
month through the end of the year. The
next training date is March 8.
Preregistration is required. No experi-
ence is necessary and training is provided.
For more information, e-mail jcrosby@
flmnh.ufl.edu or call 352-846-2000, ext.
students to internships
B.R.I.D.G.E (Building Relationships
through Internship Development with
Gainesville Employers), a partnership be-
tween the Career Resource Center and the
Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce, is
working to provide local internships exclu-
sively for University of Florida students in
The program offers both paid and un-
paid internships. Students who wish to ap-
ply for an internship must attend an infor-
iation session or meet with an internship
adviser. All information sessions are held in
"Open Art," digital art exhibition by Florida Free
Culture. through March 2, The Gallery, Reitz Stu-
dent Union; reception. 7 p.m., Feb. 22
Harn Museum of Art
4 p.m.. "Denying Brazil,' tilm screening by Brazil-
ian director Joel Zito Araujo
3 p.m., "African Arts of Healing and Divination
talk by Susan Cooksey
"An of the Ethiopian Highlands from the Harn
Museum Collection' through May 6
Feb. 23-25 Florida Players' "The Three-Piece Suit
Revolution," Phillips Center's Black Box Theatre,
n is 'priceless'
"I really wanted to do something
scholastic but that was also pushing for
a cause," Green said. "You're not just a
student, you become a student-scholar and
the value added to your undergraduate
experience is priceless."
During the academic year, McNair
Scholars take part in cultural and educa-
tional activities and meet with faculty and
graduate students to enhance their studies
in their degree programs. They participate
in an intensive six-week research program
during the summer, and attend workshops
on academic life, standardized test prepara-
tion, researching skills and the graduate
school application process.
"We're trying to make sure everyone.
has a fighting chance to obtain excellence
in their field," said Assistant Director Earl
J. Wade, who has worked with McNair
Scholars for the past three years.
McNair programs are housed at 178
universities in the United States, and UF
has 25 McNair Scholars studying topics
ranging from engineering to zoology.
By Panagiota Papakos
the Career Resource Center Classroom on
the first floor of the Reitz Student Union.
Upcoming information sessions are: Today,
5:10 to 6 p.m.; Wednesday, 9:35 to 10:25
a.m.; and Thursday, 1:55 to 2:45 p.m.
After attendance at one of these sessions,'
students must submit their resumes to the
front desk of the Career Resource Center
by 4:30 p.m., March 9.
Theater group begins
season with 'Revolution'
Florida Players' first production of the
spring season gets under way this week.
"The Three-Piece Suit Revolution" will
be staged Friday through Sunday at the
Phillips Center's Black Box Theatre on the
University of Florida campus. Showtimes
are 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday; and 2 p.m.
and 7 p.m., Sunday.
"The Three-Piece Suit Revolution"
consists of two short plays: "The Dutch-
man" by Amiri Baraka and "Los Vendidos"
by Luis Valdez. The production offers audi-
ences a night of "revolutionary theater," as
the two plays were each instrumental in
earning respect and recognition for minori-
ties in the theater and in society in general.
The performances are free and open to
the public. To reserve tickets, send an e-
mail to email@example.com.
Friday-Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m. and
8 p.m., Michael Parenti
7:30 p.m., Ballet gala
2 p.m., Gainesville Community Band
7:30 p.m., Kris Krisioferson
8 p.m., Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley
Book drive aids
libraries in Uganda
A Universit- of Florida doctoral sru-
dent is asking faculty. staff and students
for donations of new and semiused
books and magazines to help stock
bookshelvees of libraries in Uganda.
loel Harrier. a Ph.D. candidate in
geography, is collecting textbooks and
fiction and nonfiction books geared
toward all ages. as well as magazines
such as National Geographic. Harrrer -
became interested in the impoverished
East African country on a visir there for
his dissertation research. He has since
helped establish four libraries in rhe
Donations may be cropped off at the
Department of Geography. Tarlingion
Hall Room 32-41.
for leadership award
The deadline to submit applications
for the 20ur- \'oman Leader of the Year
Award is 5 p.m.. Much 8.
Spon-ored by the \omen's Leader-
ship Council, the Woman Leader of the
Year Awiard recognizes undetrgraduare
v.omen \ ho have made the liniverisln
of Florida campus and the surrounding
Gainesville community a more positive
ard supportive environment through
service to the public via volunteer pro-
irami and student organization.
Application. should be directed to
Nora Kilro,. 202.Peiablodv Hall
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ULnieriitv of Florida faculty mem-
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proposal for the fifth annual comperi-
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lum. Up ro 16 grants of $3.000 each
w ill be awarded for proposal, to develop
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tional content or for moditfing existing
courses to increase their international
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and many more amenities! Minutes from UF,
shopping and Shands. On all major RTS
bus routes. All at a rate that won't break
your bank! Call now for specials: 335-7656
Affordable & Quiet Living
-1 & 2 BR Apartments -
Close to UF and Shands,
Butler Plaza, Great Dining
$549-$835 Call 376-1248
We do! Currently leasing
1,2,3, & 4BRs for FALL
Pool, Alarm, Free UF Parking!
MINUTES FROM UF!!!
3/3's from only $486 per Bdrm
414's from only $452 per Bdrm
FREE Cable w/ HBO/ SHOWTIME
FREE Tanning, 24hr Fitness Center
Ask About our Huge 212.5 Townhouses
Convenient Bus Route!
FORGETYOU HAVE ROOMMATES!
Huge 4BR townhomes w/W/D. 1662 sq.ft.
FREE gym membership and FREE cable!
1, 2 & 3 BRs for Now/Fall.
Pool, gym, New Ceramic Tile
ONLY 1.3 miles to UF
Live in Luxury
*Leasing Now and Janl*
Ind. Lease *All Inclusive
Sign a lease, Win a PS3!
Luxury 2/2 and 3/2!
24-Hr Gym*Furn Avail
Leasing Now and Fall! 367-9910
1st MONTH FREE
1BR Villas Starting @ $499. Please call: 352-
375-3077 or 352-373-2818 4-25-72-2
BIG AND CHEAP
2/1.5 apt 1100 sq ft $595
3/2 apt 1300 sq ft $695
1800 NW 4th St. Over 20 houses also
available 373-4423 www.maximumre.com
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14, ALLIGATOR U TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2007
l For Rent
Furnished apartments close to UF
Individual bedroom leases
-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-Walk to Class!-*-*-*-*~*
Studio from $550, 1BR from $699,
2BR from $749 and 4BR from $469
Photos, Virtual Tours and Specials at
3BPR2BA Triplex--1 block from campus.
Major reduction in rent
to lease up immediately
Looking Glass Apartments
111 NW 16th St. Office 376-1111
Cakes and Pies and Golden Fries!
Ventura has a nice surprise!
Let us pay $200 of your January Rent!
2 bedrooms available
Pets welcome/Open Saturdays
1902 SW 42nd Way
2BR/1.5BA Bellamy Forge, clean, new
kitchen & baths, W/D, pool, tennis, ceiling
speakers, water & pest control inc. & more.
No pets, smoke free. $850/mo 352-495-
Available after March 1,
Walk to campus
Studios $325 to $395
1 bd $375 & $395
Gore-Rabell Realty 378-1387
2BR Wood floors
Across from UF!
Open weekends and late
MOVE IN TODAY
Walk to UF!
Studios & 1 bedrooms
From only $699
Open Weekends 371-7777
Large room in NW home Great neighbor-
hood. $400/MO includes utils, DSL, DVR,
no pets. Prefer mature, responsible non-
smoker. Avail now. Flexible. Call Scott 335-
EXCLUSIVE DOWNTOWN APARTMENTS!
BRAND NEW LUXURY NOW LEASING!
Wood Flrs*Stainless Steel Appliances*W/D
Designer Studios*1 BRs*3 BR Townhouses
BE THE ENVY OF ALL YOUR FRIENDS!
GOING FAST-SIGN TODAY! 338-0002
We're Special! Call to find out why!
2BR, 3BR or 4BR. Move in today & save $$!
376-2507 or www.bivenscove.com
Across from Shands/UF
Summit House Condos
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 UF03BR 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
Beautiful quiet new 1000 sq. ft. 1BR apart-
menY 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
I For Rent For Rent
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.
1BR/1 BA in vintage house. Hardwood floors.
W/D Quiet area, large yard. 3 blocks to
downtown. 304 NE 6th Street. $525/MO
379-4952 Available April or May 3-5-20-2
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. 3-5-20-2
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
SW 20th AVE CONDO
2BR/2.5BA. Perfect for Roommates.
Pool, bus route, W/D, $800/mo
2/2 Town Homes & 3/3 Flats
FREE Water *Cable Tanning* Gym
Roomate match available
Leasing Now/Fall 379-9255
BEAUTIFUL 1/1 APT. IN DUCKPOND!
Lots of windows, hardwood floors, new cen-
tral AC/H, carport, huge yard. Pets ok. $465,
Avail April or later. 870-6046 2-20-5-2
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. $500/mo.
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
HOUSES! 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-
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 & 3BR houses for August in quiet areas.
cute, clean, cent. H/AC, W/D, wood floors,
nice yards. Bike to UF. $775-$1300 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
BRAND NEW, never lived in 2/2.5 condo
Close to campus, new appliances (W/D)
Avail anytime, lease and price negot
Excellent value, must see to believe
Call 352-514-4693 2-26-5-2
Sublease 1BR/1BA in a 2BR/2BA @
Homestead on 34th St. February rent al-
ready paid!! Move in now. Rent is $375/mo.
Please be sure to have a guarantor. Contact
John @ 407-257-2030 2-21-23-3
Sublease ASAP at Campus Lodge
1 BR/1 BA Available
Contact 305-898-6651 2-23-20-3
$345/MO neg /FEB rent FREE at Ivy House.
All utilities included. Furnished. 1 block from
UF. No security deposit. Female only. Avail
ASAP! Call Lisa 303-815-2490 2-21-15-3
Luxurious, spacious room in 3/3 apt. Fully
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-
1783 or 850-294-5544 2-23-10-3
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
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/1b apt. for sublese.
Located on NW 12th St. & University Ave.
behind Bank of America. Few minute walk to
UF & very close to downtown area. $355/mo/
person. Dan 561-302-6100 2-21-5-3
Avail May-July, 1B//Ba, $665/mo
Very quiet, 2 bus routes, Pool
Close to campus/Butler/l-75
Front porch, Laundry in apt
570 sq ft, 321-946-9955 3-9-17-3
WALK TO CLASS IN MINUTES!
1BR avail in 4BR/2BA house across from
the law library. Rent $299 plus 1/4 utilities.
Email email@example.com or call 407-461-
1BR/1BA available now Aug in Melrose.
Fully furnished, gym, bus route. Pool view
from room & patio. $389/mo all inclusive.
Must go soon! Call Diana 904-571-2072
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
1BR/1BA in 4BR apt at Melrose Apts for
sublease until Aug 07. W/D in unit. Pis
contact Philip at 505-6335 or 352-578-5141
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-
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 for one respon-
sible & mature female roommate. $400/MO
+util. Available ASAP. Located at Brandywine
on Archer Road. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or
. w sof C
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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2007 E ALLIGATOR, 15
Home to share beautiful 4 BR, 2 BA 10 min
from UF. Den,DR,Kit,W/D. Lg pvt backyard
off NW 34th St. $495/mo (util/wireless incl).
Share w/ PhD student. Robby 386.852.9247
email@example.com or 386.316.0566. 3-6-20-4
MALE GRAD STUDENT PREFERRED
for 1BR w/pvt BA in 4BR/4BA condo. W/D,
full kitchen, walk-in closet, 2nd floor w/
balcony. Close to UF on 2 bus rts, nice pool
Avail Jan-July 31. $335. John 786-436-1657
Female roommate wanted. Close to UF,
furnished, 3BR/3BA, W/D in unit and until
included in rent. $489/mo, month to month
available. No Pets! Call Jen at 904-472-8149
or firstname.lastname@example.org 2-21-10-4
Female student preferably graduate to share
2BR/1BA apt. $275/mo + 1/2 utils. Call 256-
Female roommate wanted for 1BR/1BA in
large 2BR/2BA Legacy Apt. Vaulted ceil-
ings, large screened balcony. W/D, quiet
apt complex w/sec gate. Close to mall &
colleges. $460/mo + 1/2 utils. 352-274-0774
Master BR avail in huge home. 2 profs need
mature 3rd. Digital, wireless, W/D, yard serve,
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 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/1 BA 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-
Master Bedroom in 4BR/3BA house off NW
16th Ave between SFCC & UF. Cox cable &
HS internet, net carpet & ceiling fans, DW,
W/D & new oven. $430/mo all util included
2BR/2BA for rent, W/D, all appliances, $475/
room + sec dep, call Abby 352-281-5617
Room for rent.
$400 all utilities included.
Male only. Near 43rd & Newberry. 256-7227
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PRE-CONSTRUCTION, NEW, & EXISTING
CONDOS & HOUSES FOR SALE
NEAR UF AT AFFORDABLE PRICES.
SEARCH HERE OR RECEIVE A FREE
AND COMPLETE LIST VIA E-MAIL. Visit
www.mattpricerealtor.com or Call Today,
352-281-3551, Matt Price, Campus Realty.
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/
serve construction15.cfm or Call Coldwell
Banker, MM Parrish, Realtor 352.372.5375.
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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 Coldwell Banker, MM Parrish, Realtor
352.377.4977 or visit MagnoliaPlaceTownd
(7 z L ie 1 1 r
Completely renovated 1, 2 & 3 BR condos
literally across 34th Street from campus.
Visit www.cazabella.com or Call Coldwell
Banker, MM Parrish, Realtor 352.373.3583.
Pre-Construction Pricing next to campus!
Oxford Terrace II -Walk to UF from a brand
new condo! www.oxfordterrace.com. Call
Eric Leightman with Action Real Estate
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 2-26-40-5
Would You Like to Live Near UF?
Stop Renting, BUY NOW!
Free List of Available Condos
Campus Realty 336-3900 3-8-40-5
Woud You Like to Live Near UF?
Stop Renting, BUY NOW!
Free List of Available Homes
Campus Realty 336-3900 3-8-40-5
houses, condos, land & any other real estate.
Can close in 3 days, all cash. 727-560-6081
FSBO 1mile 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
1 a l. Real Estate
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.
C 0 N I) 0 M I N I IU M
New 2BR/2BA condos. Prices starting
in the $260,000's. Guaranteed Parking.
Completion Spring 2008. Reserve
Yours Today! Call Coldwell Banker, MM
Parrish Realtor 352.372.5375. Great
Financing Opportunities Available. Visit
www.mmparrish.com for information on other
available properties! 2-28-20-5
New, new, new...CONDOS!
Buy NOW! Free list of new condos.
Campus Realty 336-3900 3-8-20-5
2BR/2BA Move-in condition
Minutes to UF on bus route. Call for details.
$113,495. 561-369-5813 2-20-10-5
Condo for sale (or rent)
1/1 Creekside Villas, NW 29th Rd. Well
maintained. Upstairs, creekview. $89,900.
Newly renovated 2BR/1.5BA end unit condo
desirable Casablanca East. Newer AC,
W/D, scr porch, Tile dnstairs kitchen, hall &
1/2 BA. Comm pool & bus rt on site. Quiet
conv to Shands/UF. $139,900. 352-246-5958
1 BR/1 BA NW Condo
3/2 Condo, Renovated w/new ceramic tile,
carpet, paint, lights, and more! W/D incl.
Sparrow Condominiums on Tower Rd.. On
bus route. $122,900 352-262-1135. 2-27-
Reduced SW 2BR/1 BA
1986 12x 60 Oak Park Village. 1-5
All appliances +W/D included. $4,500.
LE R A
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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
a 1 Furnishings
BED QUEEN $100 ORTHOPEDIC
Extra thick, pillow-top, mattress & box. Name
brand, new, still in plastic. Call 352-372-7490
will deliver. 4-25-72-6
BED FULL SIZE $75 ORTHOPEDIC
Pillow-top mattress & box. Newv 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-
* Furnishings a 9
BED KING -$170 PILLOWTOP
mattress & box springs. Orthopedic rated.
Name brand, new, never been used, in
plastic with warranty. Call 352-372-8588 Can
CHERRY SLEIGH BED solid with Pillowtop
Mattress & Box. All new still boxed.-Cost
$1500, sacrifice $550 352-333-7516
Sofa $175 Brand new in pkg 333-7516
BEDROOM SET. 7pc Cherry, Queen/ king
bed, dresser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, chests
avail. Dovetail const. New, in boxes. Can de-
liver. Retail $6500, must sell, sacrifice $1400
(352) 372-7490 4-25-72-6
SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather.
Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail
$2650. Sacrifice $750. Call 352-377-9846
DINING ROOM Beautiful cherry set w/table,
6 Chippendale chairs, hutch & buffet. New,
still in boxes. Retail $5200, sacrifice $1100.
Must sell. Can deliver. 352-372-8588 4-25-
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 4-25-2-6
Pool Table Gorgeous 8" All wood table.
Leather pockets, Italian 1" slate, carved legs.
Brand new still in crate. MUST SELL Retail
$5500. Sell $950. Can deliver 352-377-9846
Hot Tub/Spa $1295 Brand New Loaded!
Waterfall, LED lights, cupholders, 110-v
energy efficient with warranty. Free delivery,
MUST SELL 352-372-8588 4-25-72-6
Bed-FULL size pillowtop mattress & box.
New, in plastic, warr. Can del. $80 317-4031
Sofa $185 Brand new! Love seat $150 still in
pkg. Can del 352-333-7516
BEDS FURNITURE FUTONS
LOW PRICES & LARGE SELECTION
Dumas Discount 371-4422 1201 E. Univ. Av.
New Used 0 Buy 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!
*Beds *Full mattress & boxspring sets $49
Queen sets $89 *Single sets$39 Jfing
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
16, 'ALLIGATOR E TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 20,2007
0 1 Furnishings j l For Sale
Color TV 19" $40 La-Z-Boy recliner $40 *
full size bed $50 0 large dresser, solid wood
$75 0 queen size bed $60 SAIWA stereo w/
cd $60 old magazines -Aero Digest 1945-
1953 over 50 $95 0 335-5326 2-23-25-6
Tan sctional, 2 recliners with massagers,
built in phone and side tables, has a fold
out bed. Excellent condition paid $2500 for
it. Asking $1000. Please contact me at 352-
CASH PAID For Laptops
Power Supplies & Drives.
Joel www.pcrecycle.biz 4-25-72-7
fA+ neputer Geeh
Computer Help! Now!
Computer Help FastA+ Computer Geek
House/Dorm 59 min response. No waiting/
unplugging/hassels. $30 Gator discount w/
ID. Certified MCSE Technicians. 333-8404.
Private, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF.
Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-538-
2181. Can leave mssg. 4-25-72-10
Books by Bob Brackin
Visit my website
UF SURPLUS EQUIPMENTAUCTIONS
bikes, computers, printers, vehicles and
more. All individuals interested in bidding
go to: http://fa.ufl.edu/am/surplus/online/
Engagement ring for sale
ict. round diamond ring, in white gold. Clarity
VS-2, Color F, ring appraised at $6,600- Must
sell $3,750 OBO 727-560-6081 4-
Macs, Furniture, Guitar, More
Too much info to list here, so visit our page at
www.adbiz.com/4sale/ to see pix and prices!
SPECIAL SALE FOR THE 14TH. I SELL
ALL MY COLLECTION BARBIES FOR 1 K.
A GONE UF EXPERT SAYS DAYLIGHT
COME BUT WE DON'T GO HOME
BECAUSE I MOON H CALL 331-6495 3-
I M Motorcycles, Mopeds E mi
0**00000 CASH PAID 00000000
For MOTORCYCLES OR SCOOTERS
Newer or Older Running or Not
Fast & Convenient Free Pick Up
Call today 352-441-0442
Scooter Maintenance Packages!
Buy all of your scooter maintenance in a.
2 or 4 year package & save $! Check out
NS4L.com or call 336-1271 for more info!
Buy A New Scooter.* Buy A Used Scooter
All on one site! Check the website or call
336-1271 for more info! 4-25-54-11
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 SWArcher Rd. Phone 384-1635
1999 YAMAHA RAZZ
4,500 miles, Runs Great. Priced to sell at
$525. 352-281-0307 2-21-5-11
Did You Make 5 Grand Last Week? If Not, Asking $2
We Need To Talk! 866-675-6885; more info.
1-8-118-7 Motorcycles, Mopeds I [
35 2.2119.2980A r06mm
Virus, spyware, hardware
Fix it for $44
Home/dorm 352-219-2980 4-25-72-7
COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS
We buy computers.and laptops
Working and Non-working
378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street
Microsoft Certified Professional here to
address all of your computer and home net-
working needs. Free estimate. References
available. Don't hesitate. Call 352-226-5151
DATA RECOVERY & Forensic Analysis
Professional, Reliable Work
Law Enforcement Officer
BS Degree, A+ Certified Technician
DataTriangle.com, 352-231-3300 5-15-73-7
Computer Problems? Certified Computer
Techs and Microsoft Certified Engineers
ready to help you ON SITE, We speak
Spanish. The Computer Rescue 352-246-
0 Computer/Laptop Repair 0
Upgrades Free Diagnosis a
Will beat-any price
813-918-7915 1215 NW 5th Ave *
In thieparket for a new set of wheels or just
looking to add a second to that collection?
Want personalized handlebars or a fitted
seat? Check in the Alligator Classifieds
NEW & USED BIKES FOR SALE
WE REPAIR ALL BRANDS
Best Prices in Town*
SPIN CYCLE 373-3355
424 W UNIV AVE (DOWNTOWN)
** SCOOTERS **
RPM MOTORCYCLES INC
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 solanocyole.com
*****New Scooters 4 Less*****
Providing excellent service and
new scooters at great prices!
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. lyr Warranties. We also service
ALL brands of scooters. Pickup Available.
Low Labor Rates. Free estimates. 376-6275
New Scooters 4 Less has LOW rates and
services on any scooter. Pickup/drop off
avail. $19.99 oil change and tune ups.
Call us! 336-1271 4-25-72-11
534 SW 4th Ave. Largest Selection of
E-bikes, Scooters, Accessories and More!!
Best Prices and Customer Service!!
ONDA METRO SCOOTER.
500, 600 mi. Call 321-698-4764 for
*FAST CASH PAID FOR ANY CAR*
*Running or not!*
*NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS
*Over 10 yr svc to UF students
*Call Don @ 215-7987 4-25-72-12
CARS -CARS BuySSellOTrade
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
Zaxby's is now accepting
applications for hourly and salaried
positions at both Gainesville locations.
To apply, fax or email resumes to 706.559.6931
Open interviews will be held at each location
on Monday and Tuesdays from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Great Benefits Top Pay
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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!
000 FREE FREE S FREE* FREESO0
MUST HAVE TITLE! METRO GNV ONLY!
CALL DON 215-7987 4-25-72-12
Used Cars Sale & trade
See our inventory 5-15-84-12
CARS FROM $29/MO!
Hondas Chevys 0 Jeeps and more!
$0 Down, 36 Months @ 8.5% apr.
For listings call 800-366-9813 ext 9765
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
1999 HONDA PASSPORT EX
V-6, black, 86k mi, loaded, sunroof, leather,
-CD, alloys. $6950/OBO. Call 352-472-9993
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
This newspaper assumes no responsibil-
ity for injury or loss arising from contacts
made through advertising. We suggest that
any reader who responds to advertising use
caution and investigate the sincerity of the
advertiser before giving out personal infor-
mation or arranging meetings
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.
*I 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.
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2007 E ALLIGATOR, 17
*| Help Wanted
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, PTto start with more hrs.possible. Start
at $7.00/hr. Flex hrs. Please call 495-9024
between 9-4 M-F. 4-25-72-14
CNA CLASS: $250! learn @ your own
time & pace. All you need to be a CNA
& pass the state exam is on VCR tape.
I have a 95% PASS RATE! check it out:
www.lapcnatraining.com or 800-566-4913
Phone survey interviewers wanted. Start
work today! No sales, opinion research
only! Flexible Schedule! Perceptive Market
Research 336-6760 ex 4081 Call now! 4-
Students in Accounting, Aviation, Business/
Sales and IT needed for various positions.
Flexible schedules and competitive pay. Join
our team! Learn more at www.gleim.com/
$$ STUDENTS GET CASH $$
For gently used brand name
Clothing/accessories & furniture
$Cash on the Spot$ SANDY'S No appt
necessary! 2906 NW 13th St 372-1226 4-
* 1 Help Wanted
$250 A DAY POTENTIAL
No experience necessary, training provided.
800-965-6520 ext 138 4-25-72-14
Needed for evaluations of-
Local Stores, Restaurants and Theaters
Flexible Hours, Training Provided
Call 1-800-585-9024 ext 6254
$12 15/Hour DRIVERS
$6.67 $7.40/Hour INSIDERS
$8.35-$9.40/hr MANAGERS in training
Apply online at www.gatordominos.com/jobs
Or at any of the 6 locations. 4-25-72-14
Gator Domino's is growing again. We are
looking for career oriented team mem-
bers. Now hiring Assistant Managers and
future GMs. $8.35-$9.40/hr for Managers
in training. GMs $40k+. Send resumes
to Freddie@gatordominos.com or call
Ann at 352-318-9650. Learn more at
GREAT PAY FOR THOSE WHO STAY! Park
Place Car Wash is looking for hard workers
for all positions. Cashiers (fullday availability)
& line workers (AM 8:30-1 & PM 12-6 shifts
avail) 15-40hrs-your choice. Great work envi-
ronment. Apply in person. 7404 NW4th Blvd.
Across from Home Depot. No calls please
POLITICAL CALL CENTER
Phone reps needed ASAP for Political
Campaigns. Base hourly rate + bonus.
371-5888 ext. 111 or 4112 NW 22nd Dr. 4-
EARN $60 THIS WEEK!
Donate Plasma & Save a Life
Best part-time job you'll.ever have
Bring this Ad and Earn an
Extra $5 on Your 2nd Donation.
DCI Biologicals 150 NW 6th St
*** SOCCER COACHESfOO
needed fbr GSA rec and camp youth teams.
Experience required. License preferred for
comp. For info:
firstname.lastname@example.org or 379-5979
Available from Commercial News Providers"
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
Spanish/English bilingual speakers
Telephone Interviewing NO SALES
Sales/Leasing Specialist Part-time and Full-
time professional sales positions in local
management co. Fax resume, cover letter
& avail schedule to 352-376-6269 or email
Attn Smokers! Earn at least $7/hr Smokers
needed to participate in a study on decision-
making & smoking. If interested, come to
Rm 81 in the UF Psychology Bldg, call 392-
0601 x297, visit www.psych.ufl.edu/-locey/
smokers.mht for more info. 4-25-70-14
Potential earnings $14-$20/hr! Make your
own schedule. Fun environment, great op-
portunity. For info contact Jason 379-3663.
Tired of sitting around with out it? Sit here &
make it! UF FLORIDA REPDIALS seeks UF
students to raise funds. Earn up to $8.00/hr
with a FLEXIBLE schedule. Apply at 105
NW 16th-St. 4th floor. Academic Classroom
Building 105 or call 392-7754 for more info
Paid survey takers needed in Gainesville.
100% FREE to join. Cilick on Surveys. 4-
400+ Counselor/Instructor Jobs!
3 Coed Summer Camps in PA.
Travel Paid. Top Salary.
Cool Nights & Warm Days!
National Call Center is looking for customer
service representatives all shifts available
30 cwpm, great people skills. Must apply
within 1830 NE2nd St'hours of 9am 4pm.
PROJECT MANAGER TRAINEE
for blind manufacturer & installation co.
Construction exp helpful 352-339-4600 2-
Room and Board Included
Get Paid to Play!
The Florida Elks Youth
Camp (FEYC) needs male
and Female summer camp
Counselors Ages 18 and up.
FEYC is an overnight camp
located off of Highway 450
in Umatilla, FL
The camp runs
June 4 July 22. Please
Contact Krys Ragland
at 800-523-1673 ext 251
or 352-669-9443 ext 251
Earn $2500 + monthly and more to type
simple ads online. www.DataAdEntry.com
Work smart/retire young, capitalize on the
digital shift. Make corporate income w/lst
ever, exploding co. Motivated individuals call
GREAT SUMMER JOB &
THE EXPERIENCE OF A LIFETIME!
Trail's End Camp in PA is looking for male
and female Specialist Counselors baseball,
lacrosse, gymnastics, golf, cheerleading,
tennis, outdoor adventure, mountain biking,
dance, waterfront; bookkeeper and web.
Male Bunk Counselors available; June 17th
-August 12th ONLINE APPLICATION! www
il Help Wanted 11 Help Wanted
BlI LUU S PI-'ZZERIA
Now hiring pizza makers, cooks, servers,
and delivery drivers. Earn top pay. Serious
workers only 5 SE 2nd Ave. Downtown. I __
MASTER CONTROL OPERATOR (PT)
*-Dancers Needed*- weekends & overnight. Operate tech equip-
S ment, record program feeds, maintain logs.
For adult entertainment company. Make Computer skills required. Entry level posi-
$1000+/wk. Flex schedule 378-3312 2-28- tion, will train. Fax 352-371-9353 or e-mail
18-14 resume to email@example.com DFWP,
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 2-21-10-14
MASTER CONTROL OPERATOR
Part-time weekends, overnight. Technical
exp. preferred. Fax resume WGFL-TV 352-
371-9353 or email email@example.com
m DFWP, EOE 2-28-14-14
PART TIME CLEANERS
No experience necessary. No weekends.
Flexible daytime hrs. Excellent pay. $10/hr.
Clean vacant apts. Call 378-8252 4-12-
Would you like to take a semester off? What
are your plans when you graduate? -
Would you like to travel, live and work
abroad? American TESOL Institute
provides in-class and on-line TESOL
certification programs, career counsel-
ing and guaranteed lifetime placement
services. Attend a Free informative seminar
in Gainesville. Florida on Saturday, 3 March,
2007. Space is limited, prior registration
required. Call 352-874-8152 or email
FTS@americantesol.com for additional info.
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-
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
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
OUTSIDE SALES TELECOM
FT entry level position. Salary, commis-
sion, mileage & benefits. EOE/DFWP.
Email resume to: employment@csi-
florida.com and reference "Alligator"
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
FULL TIME RECEPTIONIST POSITION.
Excellent computer & organizational skills.
Must be available from 9AM to 5 PM
Quickbooks a plus. Email resume to
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 email@example.com
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.
5:30 to 10:30 am
Apply in person
Cabot Lodge, 3726 SW40th 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
or fax to: 375-6396
for 10th grader. Day 372-1011 or 213-8771;
eve 336-4971 2-21-5-14
Do you want to quit smoking? Smokers are-
needed to participate in a smoking cessation
study. You may be compensated for your
participation. If interested, call 392-0601 x
The Body Shop at Home is seeking indepen-
dent consultants. To learn more please con-
tact: Maggie Brush, Independent Consultant,
@ 386-418-1305 or email@example.com
MEDICAL ASSISTANT NEEDED for busy
dermatology office. Full-time with benefits
or part-time approximately 20 hours/week
or greater. Experience desired but willing
to train motivated, enthusiastic person.
Ideal position for pre-medical, nursing or
allied health student. One year commitment
needed. Fax resume to 352-332-2966 2-
Asst. Manager (FT) for large community -
Self starter with good communication skills.
Exp perferred but not required. Higrty 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
12 Help Wanted.s
Hiring all restaurant/bar positions. 201 SE
2nd Ave. Suite 101. Contact 407-810-0924
or email@example.com 3-20-20-14
Sears, Oaks Mall
Now hiring sales & stock positions. See store
for inquires. May apply online. AA/EOE. 3-
18, ALLIGATOR N TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2007
EII Help Wanted J II Help Wanted Ei
0 1 Personals 3
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 MdRNING OR EVENING
help needed working at a driving range. Must
be available 5 days a week. Apply at 6007
HIT ALL THE GOLF BALLS YOU WANT!!!
FITNESS INSTRUCTOR PT
Must have exp. w/children. Dedicated to
healthy nutrition. Enthusiastic & flexible.
ImmedIate opening. Please call 352-481-
Web savvy 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
G'ville Computer Solution Inc.
RECEPTIONIST needed for PT position. Will
work with student schedules. Email resume
to firstname.lastname@example.org 3-2-10-14
Experienced web programmer
needed for part-time position. Computer/
Programming students encouraged. Email
resume to email@example.com 3-2-
Experienced Graphic Designer
Needed for part-time postion.Computer/
Design students encouraged. Email resume
to firstname.lastname@example.org 3-2-10-14
ProEngineering Solutions Inc.
Electrical engineering intern or student posi-
tion available. Must have experience with
AutoCAD. Email resume to email@example.com
* Get Paid & Have Fun 0 Flexible Hrs
& Competitive $ Sales Experience
Required 0 eBay Exp. + 0 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
Work Smart Retire Rich
Hot Intemet 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-
SERVERS, ALL SHIFTS
Flex hrs, $7-10/hr. Apply 2-5pm, Tues-Sat,
Gainesville County Club. 7300 SW 35th
Winter/Spring Positions Available Earn up to
$150 per day Exp not Required. Undercover
shoppers needed to Judge Retail and Dining
Establishments. Call 800-491-5371 2-20-
Hiring Sushi & Kitchen Staff
Bento Cafe on Archer Rd.
Call 407-257-1175. Part time must be reliable
Jump-Start your Career with Infinite Energy!
to earn YOU Big Dollars!
$38,000/yr earning potential
+ 100% paid benefits if F/T 2-20-1-14
Call Larae @ 352-336-1594 2-23-4-14
A Great Day in the O.R.
MEETING & EVENT SPECIALIST to co-
ordinate corporate tradeshows; plan and
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* POWELL WILL RECEIVE INTERNAL
DISCIPLINE FOR SWING.
By JENNA MARINA
Alligator Staff Writer
After five consecutive weeks of holding the
top spot, the UF men's basketball team fell to No.
3 in the Associated Press and ESPN/USA Today
Coaches' Polls. .
Wisconsin leapfrogged No. 2 Ohio State by .
four votes to become the new top-ranked team in
the AP rankings released Monday.
The Gators (24-3, 11-1 Southeastern
Conference) defeated Ohio State by 26 points
on Dec. 23, but forward Joakim Noah said the
players don't care about being ranked below the
"It doesn't matter," Noah said. "That stuff -
doesn't matter. Who cares?"
UF's drop is a result of its83-
70 loss to unranked Vanderbilt
on Saturday, during which
Men's freshman Brandon Powell
Basketball and Noah became sources of h
controversy after two separate
Video showed Powell swung and hit a fan .
during the Commodores' post-game celebra-
UF coach Billy Donovan said he has not seen '
the television footage but grasped an idea about
what happened from the team's game film.
"I could see a little bit on tape, though not
a clear view," Donovan said. "It looked like he
kind of got pushed from behind not intention-
ally. I don't think anybody was trying to hurt -]
anybody Then, he kind of got hit from the front -_
and used his hands to defend himself and get out
The SEC and Donovan reportedly said they
will handle the matter internally, but Powell will a ,
be available to play Wednesday against South .--
As for Noah, the junior said he has -moved
on from his altercation with Vanderbilt coach
Kevin Stallings. Noah was not available after Kim Klement/ Alligator
Saturday's upset, but on Monday he commented UF freshman Brandon Powell dribbles during the Gators'67-51 win
SEE BASKETBALL,PAGE 20 against Georgia at the O'Connell Center on Jan. 6.
SEC fines Vandy
for court storm
By JENNA MARINA
Alligator Staff Writer
The Southeastern Conference announced
Monday that Vanderbilt will be fined $25,000 for
violating conference policy, which forbids fans from
entering the court.
Vanderbilt racked up its second offense in two
years after fans stormed the floor following the
Commodores' 83-70 upset against the then top-
ranked Gators on Saturday. They were fined $5,000
the first time, which occurred March 21, 2005, when
Vanderbilt defeated Wichita State 65-63 in the
National Invitation Tournament.
The policy, which went into ef-
fect on Dec. 1, 2004, states:
"For the safety of participants
and spectators alike, at no time
before, during or after a contest
shall spectators be permitted to
enter the competition area. It is
the responsibility of each member
li institution to implement proce-
live dures to ensure compliance with
The rule is enforced at the discretion of SEC
Commissioner Mike Slive.
"This policy is designed to create a safe environ-
ment for everyone who participates and attends
our athletic contests," Slive said in a press release.
"The security and protection of our student-athletes,
coaches, officials and fans is our primary concern."
UF coach Billy Donovan addressed the incident
Monday, but he doesn't believe it affects the Gators. -
"That is really not a Florida issue but a Vanderbilt
issue a Vanderbilt administrative issue," Donovan
said. "It's not our home court. It's not what we're in
charge of. It's Vanderbilt's responsibility that we, as
an opposing team, get to and from the court safely."
During a teleconference, Vanderbilt coach Kevin
SEE VANDERBILT, PAGE 20
UF F-., s. .;' ..
Tallahassee native Figueroa prepares to face familiar 'Noles
By ALEX WEINTRAUB
When UF second baseman Cole Figueroa takes the field
tonight, he will see a familiar sight in the opposing dugout: the
Florida State Seminoles.
Figueroa is a native of Tallahassee, where he starred as a
hot-shot prospect at Lincoln High.
He turned down the chance to play for his hometown team
and instead opted to play at UF.
SFigueroa gets a chance to show the Seminoles what they
"It's always exciting facing your hometown missed out on in tonight's home game at 6:30.
team. But I just feel like it's a major challenge "It's always exciting facing your hometown team," he said.
for our team." "But I just feel like it's a major challenge for our team."
r ur am.The freshman has shown the Gators he was worth the re-
Cole Figueroa cruitment. A-
UF second baseman Figueroa is batting .333 with two home runs and four RBI.
He has also made several highlight-reel plays on defense.
"They came in second after here," Figueroa said. "But when Figueroa will have some extra support in the stands as
you've been growing.up somewhere your whole life, you kind well.
of want to try something else." SEE BASEBALL, PAGE 20
Marquette (16) 80
Pittsburgh (7) 68
UW-Green Bay 58
l Men's Basketball: No. 1 Wisconsin
vs. Michigan State
ESPN, 7 p.m.
IMen's Basketball: LSU vs. Kentucky
ESPN, 9 p.m.
* The Santa Fe baseball team crushed
Hillsborough Community College 16-4 on
Monday. The Saints' record now stands at
11-3 on the season. Read the write-up on
the Web site.
U 1994: The UF women's basketball
team tops South Carolina 80-69 for
its first undefeated home season in
program history. The next day, UF was
ranked for the first time ever.
20, ALLIGATOR 0 TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2007
Stallings opposes home fans flooding arena floor
Vandy coach mute
on Noah incident
,BASKETBALL, from page 19
about the exchange with Stallings.
"It's over with. I'm not really supposed to talk
about it," Noah said. "1 mean, all I can say is, I feel
like people are trying to get into my head. It's corny,
but its OK. Whatever. I'm over it.
"At the end of the day, if he tried to take the ball
,away from me, I wouldn't let him take it, either."
Noah had wanted to inbound the ball after a
Vanderbilt turnover, and as he reached for the ball
from Stallings, the coach slapped Noah's hand
Noah might have a muzzle on about the incident,
but that didn't keep some of his teammates from
joking about the issue.
When asked who would win a Celebrity
Deathmatch between Noah and Stallings, junior Al
Horford laughed and replied, 'Jo would probably
During the SEC teleconference Monday, Stallings.
sidestepped the issue.
"That's not the story of the game," he said. "The
story of the game was how our team played. I don't
really even care to comment on it. It was just some-
thing that happened in the heat of the moment."
Donovan said he did not have any problem with
what happened between the two.
"I don't think it was anything that was that bad
to me as a coach," Donovan said. "I have great re-
spect for Stallings and he and I have a great relation-
ship. I think if it was an issue for me and for him, he
and I would have addressed it and talked about it.
VANDERBILT,from page 19
Stallings said he appreciated Commodores fans' enthusiasm,
but he was not pleased with their actions.
"I'm not in favor of the court being stormed," Stallings
said. "I'm probably against that as much as anybody can be. I
don't like the position that puts players in, particularly play-
ers from opposing teams. I'm not going to get into whether I
think a fine is justified."
UF's players couldn't fault any of the Vanderbilt fans, and
some of the Gators said they would have reacted similarly.
"If I was a student and we just beat a big-time team, I
would do the same thing," junior Al Horford said. "It's in
the moment and its kind of history to do that. It's always
As the clock expired, UF's veteran players anticipated the
mayhem and took the precautionary measures for safety. '
"Get out as soon as you can. That's all you can think of,"
Horford said. "I felt bad for guys who were in there because I
knew that was going to happen."
This was not the first time this season
opposing fans have stormed the court
after downing the Gators.
Florida State's fans mobbed the floor
after the Seminoles-delivered UF's sec-
ond loss of the season. Even though the
Gators lost, senior Chris Richard viewed
the celebration as more of a compliment than an insult.
"I'm not against it," Richard said. "Any team will do that
when you have the best team in the country come to play at
your home arena. I think it's a respect thing. If we were some
regular team, I don't think it would have happened."
Freshman pitcher Chapman hopes to hand FSU first loss
BASEBALL, from page 19
His father and brother are expected
to be in attendance.
The game will be the first of three
between the Gators and the Seminoles
this season. The others are slated to be
played in Jacksonville on April 3 and
Tallahassee on April 18.
It will be a chance for the Gators to
further stake claim to being the best
squad in the state. They are fresh off a
solid'showing against then-No. 5 Miami
last weekend, winning two of three.
Senior first baseman Matt LaPorta
believes it's helpful to have two highly
ranked opponents early on.
"Our goal is to be the best in-state
team this year," he said. "and I think
this weekend prepared us for FSU."
The No. 9 Seminoles (9-0) come into
town fresh off a sweep of Hofstra.
FSU swept its first three series
against the Pride, Tennessee and UNC-
UF freshman left-hander Kevin
Chapman will have to shut down the
offense if the Gators
want to hand FSU
its first loss of the
have scored more
than 10 runs in seven
LaPorta consecutive games,
including a 19-7 ex-
plosion against the Volunteers on open-
FSU has a batting average of .420.
The Seminoles have only hit three home
runs compared to 14 for UF but
have scored 113 runs, more than dou-
bling the Gators' total. Chapman won
his only appearance of the season in a
start against Florida A&M last week,
when he did not allow a run in five
"I think it's a good opportunity for
us to grow up," UF coach Pat McMahon
said. "This is a four-game stretch for us
right now against quality teams."
On the mound for FSU will be soph-
omore right-hander Bo O'Dell.
O'Dell is 1-0 and has not allowed a
run in six innings' worth of work.
With stiff competition coming in,
McMahon is glad to have a guy like
Figueroa on his squad.
"Cole, from day one, has come into
our program and worked extremely
hard in all areas of the game," McMahon
said. "He knows how to play the game
the right way."
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