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VOLUME 100 ISSUE 104
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2007
to reopen soon
By JESSICA DaSILVA
After $10 million and nearly
three years of renovation, the Hub
will completely open March 19, a
UF official said Tuesday.
In addition to the food court
already there, the Hub will house
the UF Computing Help Desk, a
Starbucks and the UF International
Center, project manager Bahar
The Hub will also feature
public and private workspaces in
which students can study, accord-
ing to UF's Facilities Planning &
Construction Web site.
Some other additions include
walk-up Internet access stations,
an art gallery, and video and audio
It will also be home to several
departments within UF's Office of
Armaghani said the International
the first week of
help desk will
Armaghani have to wait until
Spring Break, when most students
won't need its assistance, to make
the move, she added.
Armaghani said Starbucks'
move would also take place over
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Devin Stewart, a Quizno's Subs employee, sweeps the "stairway to nowhere" at the Hub on Tuesday
afternoon. Signs in the background advertise a new Starbucks location. Various renovations are being
made to the building, which will be completed after Spring Break.
Fire displaces tenants
By JESSICA PONN
Shane Suza rejected a call from a
familiar number early Tuesday morn-
ing, figuring his neighbor just wanted
to borrow something again.
Minutes later, Suza realized the rea-
son he had been roused: His house was
"I woke up, and the building was
on fire," he said. "It was billowing and
smoking. It's not a great way to wake
up in the morning.".
Suza is one of four tenants who live
in the building at 1406 NW Fifth Ave.,
which is divided into five apartment
units. All the residents are now dis-
placed after officials deemed the build-
"Smoking materials" have been
identified as the cause of the fire, which
started outside the building and made
its way in, said Krista Ott, the spokes-
woman for Gainesville ,Fire Rescue.
* The UF baseball
team ran into a
State offense on
Tuesday night. The
Gators trotted out
six pitchers, who
combined to get
rocked for 14 runs
on 20 hits. See
story, pg. 16.
That could mean anything from a ciga-
rette to a lighter, she said.
The fire caused $10,000 in damages,
but no one was injured.
Residents slept soundly, unaware
that their homes were ablaze, because
the building did not have smoke detec-
tors, Ott said.
Fortunately for the tenants, Kelly
Sachs, who lives across
Public the street, saw the flames
afeily at about 6 a.m. and called
UF student Jeff Castillo
was asleep in the-unit where the fire
began. He woke up and attempted to
extinguish the flames with a garbage
can full of water, then gave up and
Across town later that morning, a
different kind of incident drew sirens
Theresa Crews could do nothing but
scream as her boyfriend's life slipped
SEE COPS, PAGE 4
Plastic eggs hold prizes
Vw"or ian vwins/ Q Unlike most people who purchase
woman -wn mnvstterv prize eoggs at the event Kn
By KATIE EMMETS
Alligator Contributing Writer
Karen Knott really needed a round-trip
plane ticket to be with her brother-in-law
after his triple-bypass surgery.
But instead of buying the ticket, Knott
took a gamble on a basket of eggs.
Knott was a participant in Tuesday's
March of Dimes Foundation fundraiser at
To raise money, the organization hid
prizes and vouchers inside thousands of
colorful plastic eggs and charged a dollar
.Knott hoped to win one of the grand
prizes: a Southwest Airlines flight to any-
where the carrier flies in the United States.
If she didn't win the big one, Knott
would have walked away with pieces of
candy or one of the mid-level prizes, which
included massages or manicures from local
parlors and salons.
Available from Commercial News Providers"
Since the salmonella
peanut butter has been
taken off shelves and
about 80 people have
called the County Health
Department. For story,
bought a whole lot $300 worth, to be
After selling $2,215 worth of eggs be-
tween 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., SFCC officials
decided to auction off the remaining eggs.
The original batch was counted at 2,300.
"We've always worked really
hard for March of Dimes be-
cause a lot of the staff has had
grandchildren or family mem-
bers who were born premature
and have been affected by this
SFCC's communication specialist
Knott was the highest bidder.
In addition to many pieces of candy, in-
side one of the eggs Knott bought was one
of two plane ticket vouchers.
Of the roughly 295 prizes contained in
Knott's eggs, she decided to donate every-
SEE EGGS, PAGE 4
2, ALLIGATOR N WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21,2007
the independent florida
VOLUME 100 ISSUE 104 ISSN 0889-2423
CSE Bldg., Rm. E119,
Student Government presi-
dential candidates debate in a
Orange & Brew, 8 p.m.
Students compete in a stand-
up comedy contest.
Study Abroad Forum
Florida Museum of Natural
History, 7 p.m.
The UF International Center
hosts a minority study abroad
IHOP serves free pancakes
IHOP Restauiant warmed its
frying pans Tuesday for National
Pancake Day, when customers
could eat one short stack for free
and feel good about it.
Between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m.,
donations were collected for
Children's Miracle- Network, a
nonprofit organization helping
children in need of health care.
By 3 p.m., the Gainesville IHOP
had raised about $450 in donations,
said cashier Jennifer Rhoden. She
estimated that about 1,000 people
had been served throughout the
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day adding up to a stack of
free pancakes 3,000 high.
Mary Devore, a waitress
there, said that almost everyone
donated and that people who
weren't aware of the holiday
were pleasantly surprised.
National Pancake Day, also
called Shrove Tuesday or Mardi
Gras, started in England. Making
pancakes was a way to get rid
of certain cooking items before
Crosses protest abortion
A sea of crosses lined the
North Lawn on Tuesday, making
it resemble a soldiers' graveyard.
The Pro-Life Alliance placed
2,200 white crosses on the lawn
to signify the number of abor-
tions that happen in the United
States each day, said Viviana
Reyes, the group's treasurer.
Each cross represents 'two
abortions, for a total of 4,400,
The group began putting cross-
es up at 7 a.m. and will leave them
up until 5 p.m. Wednesday, said
Lisa Vargas, a club member.
"People need to realize it's not
as rare as it seems," Vargas said.
"People treat abortion like it's a
disease that rarely happens."
The group has put the crosses
up every Spring semester since
2002, but this is the largest number
yet, Reyes said.
Alachua County public school
nurses do not dispense condoms
or provide sexual education.
Instead, they refer students and
their parents to the health de-
partment. We reported otherwise
in Thursday's Alligator.
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By JOEY CHINDAMO
An associate dean in UF's College of Liberal Arts and
Sciences has been tapped to be the university's interim associ-
ate provost, starting Friday.
Angel Kwolek-Folland, associate dean for centers, insti-
tutes and international affairs in CLAS, accepted the posi-
tion after several days of deliberation, said UF Provost Janie
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"I've observed her performance
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good person to come over here for a year," Fouke said.
Kwolek-Folland, who is also a women's history professor,
could not be reached for comment Tuesday.
The position was left open when the previous interim
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interim dean of CLAS.
Kwolek-Folland will be responsible for a variety of duties,
including helping Fouke with assessments of the centers and
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Honda odometers found faulty
By AMANDA McKENZIE
Alligator Contributing Writer
Six million automobile owners
nationwide may be entitled to an
extended warranty or lease contract,
and a cash refund.
The odometers of some Honda
and Acura automobile models from
2002 to 2006 exaggerate mileage by
up to 4 percent, according to the
proposed Honda Odometer Class
Action Settlement. This means war-
ranties expire too soon and lease
customers have to pay for miles
they didn't drive.
About 17 percent of Gainesville
residents drive Hondas, said Dan
Schmidt, general manager of Wade
"I would estimate that two out of
10 students drive a Honda," he said.
"It's a very popular car."
But some Honda owners have
not heard about the class-action law-
suit, including some members of the
Gainesville chapter of the American
"I haven't heard much about
the problem," said Rick Townsend,
service manager at Wade Raulerson
Honda. "There hasn't been a lot of
information out there in the news."
The odometer's accuracy has
been an ongoing issue in courts
since 2004, the proposed settlement
"It's a black eye. They're
admitting there is a
mistake, and they are
trying to correct it."
Wade Raulerson Honda general
"The problem was because
the odometer was miscalibrated,"
-Schmidt said. "It was purchased by
Honda from another company."
Schmidt added that the adver-
tised gas mileage also may not be
accurate due to the inflated numbers
recorded on the odometers.
"It's a black eye," he said of the
odometer complications. "They're
admitting there is a mistake, and
they are trying to correct it."
However, David Miller, an attor-
ney in the class counsel for Honda,
said he does not believe there will be
a recall for the odometers.
"The odometer is actually part of
a unit that functions incorrectly as a
whole, and it's not feasible to simply
replace the odometer," he said.
The lawsuit is being settled be-
cause the parties believe it is fair,
reasonable and the most efficient
and cost-effective way to resolve the
disputes, according to the proposed
Honda is also going to extend the
warranty by 5 percent, reimburse re-
pairs and increase mileage limits of
leases by 5 percent, Schmidt said.
For example, a three-year, 36,000-
mile warranty would be extended to
Sa three-year, 37,800-mile warranty,
If it is approved at a May hearing,
all settlement class members will
automatically receive the warranty
extension as early as July 2007, the
proposed settlement stated.
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SG alters election law
By JOANNA BLAZ
The Student Senate passed a bill
Tuesday night updating Student
Government election law.
Sen. Robert Agrusa and Sen. Gavin
Baker sponsored a bill that eliminated
"special elections," which are called
by the Senate or by Student Body
petitions to vote on initiatives or ref-
Senators agreed that initiatives
and referendums would be included
in the general election.
A group of senators and members
of the executive branch originally met
over the summer to amend the elec-"
tion codes, and Tuesday's bill was a
continuation of the changes the group
forgot to make, Agrusa said.
"(The bill is meant) to keep ev-
erything dean, especially around the
time of elections," he said.
SG elections will take place Feb. 27
and 28. The Pants and Gator parties
are vying for control of about $12 mil-
lion in student money.
Bruce Haupt of Pants and Ryan
Moseley of Gator are running for
Student Body president.
"(The bill is meant) to keep
everything clean, espe-
cially around the time of
UF student senator
The Senate also passed a resolu-
tion honoring students who have
"These students, and their lega-
cies, cannot be replaced," the resolu-
Man dies under truck tires
COPS, from page 1
away under the weight of his own
truck, she said.
Hubert Boucher, 51, was work-
ing on his 1999 Ford pickup truck in
front of his house at 3244 SW 75th St.
around 8:45 a.m. when the running
vehicle jumped into gear and pinned
him under the driver's side front tire,
a report from the Alachua County
Sheriff's Office stated.
"All I know is I wanted to get him
out of there and I didn't know how
to do it," said Crews, who witnessed
She screamed for help and a
neighbor, Ronald Stewart, came to
move the vehicle off Boucher's body.
Boucher died from internal inju-
ries soon after being taken to a local
While Alachua County Sheriff's
spokesman Sgt. Keith Faulk believes
authorities will determine that the
death was an accident, an investiga-
tion is still underway
SFCC donated all funds raised at Eggstravaganza to March of Dimes
The spectacle drew hundreds of people
over the course of two hours.
By the time the event started at 11 a.m.,
there was already a large line of people wait-
ing to donate or gamble for prizes.
The line did not wane until all the eggs
There was also an incubator on site with a
small doll inside to remind people of what the
March of Dimes is all about helping prema-
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thing but the ticket to other charities.
The event, called "The Eggstravaganza
March of Dimes Kickoff," was held on the
campus's E Breezeway.
The area around the giant egg basket on the
breezeway was decorated with pink and blue
balloons and surrounded by large feathered
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volunteers decided to get feathered.
SFCC student Jerry Braatz dressed up in a
chicken suit and handed out fliers.
Julie -Garret, SFCC's
Around communication specialist,
Gainesville sent out press releases and
helped coordinate the event
"We've always worked really hard for
March of Dimes because a lot of the staff has
had grandchildren or family members who
were born premature and have been affected
by this organization," she said.
The Eggstravaganza is one of several chari-
ty fundraisers SFCC has planned for February
SFCC's Little School, an on-campus
daycare, will hold its second annual
Minnie Walk America on March 2.
At this event, preschoolers from the
daycare will walk with supervision
around campus to ask college students for
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Like night and day
One man's struggle with bipolar disorder
By JOHN W. COX
Alligator Contributing Writer
On a chilly, October morning in New London, Conn., Sam
Nelson just wanted to die.
Sam, a senior at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in 2004, sat
at the desk in his dorm room in full blue uniform and a white
cap. His roommate was gone, and he was alone.
At that time, Sam was unaware he was one of almost 6 mil-
lion adults in the United States who suffer from bipolar disor-
der, an illness that causes attacks of mania and depression.
If you didn't really know Sam, you wouldn't think he was
sick. Behind his tired eyes and the scraggly beard he usu-
ally sports is a lanky, outgoing 23-year-old Florida native who
laughs almost as much as he talks.
His classmates called him "Mr. Smiley" his freshman year
because of his ever-present grin, but he said he never was hap-
py at the academy. He slept two hours a night and rarely ate.
Although Sam had a photographic memory, his grades were
often just good enough to pass. But he didn't care.
"I just thought, 'I'm going to kill myself."'
When he wasn't lost in a computer game for eight hours a
day, he was in one of New London's 50-year-old bars, downing
$8 beer pitchers and trying to forget why he was drinking in
the first place. Sam didn't realize what made him feel the way
he did. He didn't understand the fits of near insanity and crip-
pling sadness. He didn't know that it was chemical imbalances
in his brain that drove him to thoughts of suicide.
He didn't know he had a disease, but he still wanted to die.
As he sat inside the white, chipped cinderblock walls, he
made a decision. Sam took a-titanium diving knife out of the
drawer in his desk. He stared at the razor-sharp blade, trying
to decide which edge was sharper.
"I just thought, Tm going to kill myself,'" he said. -
He put the serrated edge to his throat and started to cut. As
blood trickled down his neck, he realized what he was doing. .
He thought of his friend Meg Davidson. If Sam didn't show
up to the morning inspection, she would come looking for him
and find his body on the floor. He couldn't do that to her, so he
decided to wait until that night. Then, he said, he would finish
what he started. Sam made it to the inspection. He went to his
classes and kept his normal schedule.
"I remember sitting in economics thinking, Tm going to kill
Sam didn't eat all day. At about 2 p.m., he came home to
an empty dorm room. As he sat at his desk playing computer
games, he counted the hours until the gray Connecticut sky
dimmed a few more shades over the three-century-old city.
"I was excited, actually," he said. "I couldn't wait. I had
become obsessed with killing myself."
Sam said he didn't have a good reason to end his life. On the
surface, it didn't look that bad. He-tried to leave a note, but he
didn't know what to say. Hejust knew he wanted it to end.
As Sam sat and contemplated what to do, his roommate
walked in, and Sam told him what he was planning. His
roommate talked him out of it, and the next day Sam's friend
and superior, Jennifer Paulson, took his knives and told him
to meet with an officer. But Sam didn't want a diagnosis. He
didn't want anyone to think something was wrong with him,
and he didn't want to get discharged from the academy for a
While he was at the academy, Sam met with two people,
a company officer and a psychologist. They said stress was a
normal part of academy life. They both told him he was fine
and that if he had real problems, he could get help some other
time. Sam wasn't fine, though, and he didn't get help. But soon
after that lonely night in New London, life began to look better,
he said. For a while, he wasn't as sad.
Jennifer and his other friends kept an eye on him. They
forced him to eat and made him sleep.
"We thought maybe a change in his life would do him
good," she said.
When they went to parties at the University of New
Hampshire, someone made sure Sam went along. They visited
beaches in RhodeIsland and grilled steaks and hamburgers on
the shore. He went to the movies and bars. And one night he
went to a casino. Sam had been to a casino before but never to
do what he started that night. Following just one casual intro-
duction by a friend who told him he would like it, Sam was
entranced by what his doctors later called "self-medication"
- a drug in the form of cards, dice and poker chips.
After that night, Sam was hooked.
"I would gamble for three or four hours a night," he said,
"then lose the money and drink myself into oblivion with my
friends and come back to the casino."
But Sam couldn't drink enough bourbon or hit enough 21s.
at the blackjack table to make the problems go away.
After a long night in January of his senior year, Sam drank
so much he passed out in a classmate's empty bed. When he
woke up, still drunk from gallons of beer, he urinated on the
bed. As a result, Sam earned one month's restriction at the
"Sam wasn't a troublemaker," Jennifer said. "It was just the
lifestyle he was leading."
That lifestyle led Sam to spend almost all of the $26,000 stu-
dent loan he received his junior year from the academy, borrow
$10,000 from friends, default on at least five credit cards and
-overdraft his bank account. And it didn't stop.
Even when Sam's father borrowed against the equity on his
home to pay the gambling debts, Sam's lifestyle didn't change.
After his 2005 graduation from the academy, he was as-
signed to the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Decisive, stationed in
Pascagoula, Miss. On the morning of Aug. 29,2005, Hurricane
Katrina ripped and roared its way through the town.
Sam lost his car,. and his apartment was damaged. And
amid the loss and shock all around him, he was called to duty.
He spent 18 hours a day organizing searches for bodies.
But the storm that changed millions of lives around the
country didn't change Sam's. Just weeks after Katrina, he was.
back to gambling and drinking binges that lasted for days at
a time. His girlfriend, his car, his apartment, his friends, his
family's trust and what felt like his sanity all disappeared. His
gambling debt ballooned to more than $100,000.
"I quit at life," he said.
In Sam's mania, an experience he described as "out-of-body
but in-body," he drove through city intersections at 110 mph,
bought a 23-carat gold watch, let his grade point average drop
to a 0.9 during one semester, spent nights injail and told friends
he thought demons were attacking him.
"It really is 1,000 miles per hour," Sam said. "You're just
holding onto the bumper, hoping you don't fall off."
In the second week of December 2005, he almost let go.
In his small apartment in Pascagoula, Sam picked up a .22-
caliber rifle he had bought on eBay when he was 14. He slid a
bullet in the chamber and rolled his finger around the trigger.
But as he pressed the barrel under his chin, he thought about
the last time he considered ending his life. He remembered be-
Courtesy of Sam Nelson
Sam Nelson, 21, was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in
ing thankful he didn't go through with it in October. Since then,
though not often, he had felt happiness.
"If that first time had never happened," he said, "I would
have killed myself."
In the days after he put the gun to his chin, Sam told his
friends and family what had happened. The following Monday,
he saw a doctor and was finally diagnosed with bipolar disor-
der. In some ways, the news freed him. For the first time, he
knew why he was the way he was. But it didn't fix him.
Four months later, on April 27, 2006, Sam was medically
retired from the U.S. Coast Guard and moved to Valparaiso to
live with his family.
"It was devastating in a sense to realize this happened to my
son," said Sam's father, Sam Nelson Sr. "I believe he has a hope
and a future. I believe we can get this under control and he can
live a normal life."
Despite his family's support, the disease still haunts Sam.
Since then, he has been arrested twice once for trespass-
ing at a bar and once for leaving the scene of a car accident.
In both cases, he was drunk. Because of a debt that is nearing
$150,000, he doesn't gamble as much, but he still drinks some-
SWhen he takes them, the antipsychotics and mood stabiliz-
ers ebb his delirium and despair. For the first time since his di-
agnosis, he's keeping a job. Sometimes Sam feels "normal" and
happy to live again. He wants to believe things will get better,
but usually he feels like the disease is winning.
He wonders if life will ever get better.
"I have no peace about anything," he said, as he shook his
head and looked away. "There's no comfort in this."
Stress-filled college life can trigger bipolar disorder, experts say
I TREATMENT CAN HELP
By JOHN W. COX
Alligator Contributing Writer
Bipolar disorder and college
mix like matches and lighter
Kevin Stanley, a therapist at
the UF Counseling Center, said
although bipolar cases are rare at
the center, college campuses are
breeding grounds for the disease.
Bipolar disorder causes people
to experience periods of mania
Irregular sleep, stress, alcohol
and drug use things common
to college life are prime trig-
gers, he said.
The disease's peak age of onset
is between 15 and 25, experts say.
Impulsivity, dramatic mood
swings, a decreased need for
sleep, weight loss, rampant
spending, promiscuity and suicid-
al thoughts are among the typical
symptoms of bipolar disorder.
People with bipolar disorder
also have a greater
Student propensity to alcohol;
Life drug and sex addic-
Dr. Josepha A. Cheong, a
general psychiatrist at UF's
Department of Psychiatry, said
an early diagnosis is critical for
the well-being of people with the
"You want to treat it because
people with bipolar disorder have
a very high risk to commit sui-
cide," she said.
"Even if they don't kill them-
selves, they have a high risk of
destroying their lives and hurting
their relationships with others."
Jennifer Nam, the research
manager at Stanford University's
Bipolar Disorder Clinic, rein-
forced the importance of a quick
and proper diagnosis.
"If you don't get treatment,"
she said, "it's basically just doing
damage to your brain every time
you have severe depression or
People who go untreated are
also much more likely to experi-
ence relapses, she said.
Students who have friends
with bipolar symptoms should
try to steer them toward a mental
assessment, if they're open to the
idea, Stanley said.
"You can easily push too
hard," he said. "I would advise a
slow, patient approach."
6, ALLIGATOR U WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21,2007
The new A-list
Politicians work the
R ed carpets. Tuxes and ball gowns. Star-studded galas.
Could this be the opening of a new hit movie? The
unveiling of a new star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame?
Hardly. We're describing an event held Tuesday night for
Sen. Barack Obama. It was hosted by Steven Spielberg, and
David Geffen and Jeffrey Katzenberg of DreamWorks. Tom
Hanks and Denzel Washington were on the guest list and
tickets cost $2,300 a pop.
Spielberg will also throw an event for Sen. Hilary Clinton
- one of Obama's chief rivals for the Democratic presiden-
, As much as we love Obama, we're a little concerned. How
can we take him seriously as a presidential candidate when
he's flitting about like Ashton Kutcher or Brad Pitt?
We know Hollywood has powerful influences but usu-
ally over the 13- to-17-year-old bloc. What's that? You have
to be 18 to vote? Hmm. So which voters care what Jennifer
Aniston also in attendance has to say?
Sure, there's a lot of money to be had in Hollywood
- the entertainment industry donated $33 million in the
last presidential cycle, and almost 70 percent of that went to
Democratic candidates. We understand how important it is
to quickly raise a lot of money for campaigning costs. And it
might be helpful in the future to know who will write, pro-
duce, direct and star in the story of your life. But Obama and
other "celebrititians" need to remember who votes for them
in the end. So raise that money if you must, candidates, but
be sure you know when to get the hell out of Hollywood.
A bright idea
he Australian" gov-
Tuesday that it will
gradually stop selling incan-
descent light bulbs in favor
of more energy-efficient and
compact fluorescent bulbs.
bulbs are more expensive
than incandescent bulbs.
But they use only about 20
percent of the power and
In the long run, they will
save consumers money on
their electric bills and
they'll save the environment
from carbon emissions. UF's
Office of Sustainability and
Gators for a Sustainable
Campus encourage the
use of compact fluorescent
Australia isn't the first
place to propose such a
plan. California and New
Jersey already have similar
legislation in the works.
And everyone's favorite
communist nation, Cuba,
launched a similar program
two years ago. Fidel Castro
sent youth brigades into
homes to switch out the
OK, maybe that's a
slightly different approach
than what we should take
here in the United States.
We can make a difference
- without any force or
coercion by replacing
burnt-out bulbs with com-
pact fluorescent bulbs. It's
the small steps that will
make a difference in over
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No reason to change election apathy
Election season: my favorite time' of year. Not really,
but at the least I'm always guaranteed cheap enter-
tainment and a slew of people I've never met act-
ing as if they care about me just so they can get my vote.
I can see why so many UF students don't vote. This is
only the second time I've seen SG elections, and already
I'm starting to think it's just the natural order of
things. People pretend to care for a day or a week out of
the year, and then they forget it all as soon as the results
are in. I guess I was wrong to assume that the average
student would take interest in his or her SG.
It all brings to mind something my mother once told
me. She said, "You really don't care about whether or not
I go to work every day or what I go through to get the
bills paid. You just expect that when you flip the switch,
the lights will come on."
While she wasn't completely correct of course I
cared I can't help but feel that statement applies all
too well to UF students.
Most of us couldn't care less who's in office so long as
we get our 250 pages of free printing in the Reitz Union.
You could probably tell people that all the ink and paper
are provided by the Xerox fairy, and they wouldn't think
twice about it so long as it's there when they want it.
I'll admit it. I don't know whose idea it was to have SG
fund all the activities at Lake Wauburg. I don't know who
runs the bureaucracy that manages to fund all UF clubs.
I have no idea how many times Student Body President
John Boyles has appealed to UF President Bernie Machen
or the Board of Trustees on our behalf. Most days I really
don't give it a passing thought, and I'm sure many others
feel the same way.
Of course, the funny part is that many people in SG
don't seem to care that much,
either. Many of these student
senators already have the support
they need from their respective
fraternities and sororities. They
don't really need to appeal to the
average UF\student because the
average student will probably
forget their names as soon as they
I'd bet money that for many of them, if you were to
offer them membership to Florida Blue Key today, they
wouldn't even bother with SG. That's why some are in
SG to begin with.
So what we have here is a doubly indifferent relation-
ship. SG only cares about the individual student to the
extent that its members get to play politicians and the
vast majority of students don't care about who's in SG
so long as they get their free concerts and Sunday bus
Neither side will ever do more than it needs to be-
cause students would actually have to pay attention to
the parties. For SG officials, they would actually have to
pay attention to students and oh, what a chore that is.
So what we have is an equilibrium. It's ridiculous, and
God knows it confuses me. But somehow it works. That's
all anyone can really hope for.
So go forth, voters of UF the Greeks, basically. As
long as you guys make sure that somebody's providing
the goods, we can maintain this odd-but-functional bal-
ance. SG members can pad their resumes with experi-
ence, and students can pad their pockets with free stuff.
Dan Burroughs is a journalism freshman. His column ap-
pears on Wednesdays.
The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator.
Today's question: Do politicians Tuesday's question: Will the pro-
rely too much on Hollywood dona- posed bill regarding the "Academ-
tions? ic Enhancement Program" pass?
Vote or post a message at www.alligator.org
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Letters to the Editor
Gator Party welcomes diversity, including independents
I am writing in response to Christian Duque's column. First,
I see no harm in some "former" independents like me -
joining the Gator Party. Haven't we criticized enough the fact
that in previous years it wasn't inclusive enough, that it didn't
represent the average UF student and that it was all Greek? For
once this situation is changing, and we should be happy. The
Gator Party finally heard the student body's complaints and
demands for a more diverse slate which can be seen in the
number of Hispanic, black, Asian-American, international and
independent candidates running with Gator. Isn't this what we
all wanted? So why the opposition? We should encourage posi-
tive change and hope diversity improves more in the future.
If we "independents" stay on the sidelines, how will we ever
achieve the ideal of true representation? Sometimes its more
important to work for the greater good than to sit back, be defi-
ant and rejoice in our personal grudges.
Second, Mr. Duque wrongly implied that-I joined the Gator
Party because I am "scared to fight." All those who have seen
me in Student Senate and read my comments in the newspa-
pers know I'm very opinionated. I don't abide with the imposi-
tions of the majority, and I always fight for my constituency
and my ideals. My affiliation with the Gator Party and my
friends from the Pants Party know this started because of
my support for its presidential candidate, Ryan Moseley. I've
seen his work. I trust his abilities, ethics and experience. It
was because of his personal request and the common goals we
share for my constituency the graduate community that
I joined his party. If I ever perceive something might endanger
my right to independent thought or damage the interests of my
constituency, I assure you I wouldn't be afraid to express my
discontent and go my own way.
In the end, I might not agree with everything the Gator
Party stood for in the past, but I do know one thing for sure:
There are welcomed winds of change, and at least one of them
will be blowing strong.
graduate student senator
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2007 E ALLIGATOR, 7
Government has some responsibility towards its citizens
Patrick Barrett's Monday column opposing universal health
care was short-sighted and full of inaccurate hypothetical.
With about 50 million uninsured citizens and the number
grows annually its hardly an issue to brush aside as some-
one else's problem. His comparison of auto loans and electric
bills to health insurance demonstrates his ignorance. People
can live without a car and electricity, but health care is not a
luxury to be served to the rich with their caviar. Mr. Barrett is
correct: Money doesn't just show up. But it can be allocated
Americans have to ask themselves if they would rather live
a healthy life or receive a discount on their homeowner's insur-
ance. As our obesity epidemic grows and the infant mortality
rate spirals out of control, Mr. Barrett would rather turn a deaf
ear to millions of his fellow citizens. He even condescendingly
compares their lives to automobiles.
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BIG AND CHEAP
2/1.5 apt 1100 sq ft $595
3/2 apt 1300 sq ft $695
1800 NW 4th St. Over 20 houses also
available 373-4423 www.maximumre.com
Furnished apartments close to UF
Individual bedroom leases
"*-*-**-*-*-*-Walk to Class!--*-,*-*-*
Studio from $565, 1BR/1BA from $689,
2 bedrooms from $779** 4BR from $469
Photos, Virtual Tours, Specials & more at
3BR/2BA 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 SW42nd Way
Available from Commercial News Providers"
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S For Rent
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-
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Save $$$! Move-in TODAY!
2BR, 3BR or 4BR Ask about our 2006 rates!
376-2507 or www.bivenscove.com
Across from Shands/UF
Summit House Condos
NowAccepting Aplications for fall occupancy.
1 & 2 Brs w/two pools and smart card laundry
system! Call Today! or stop by our leasing
office 1700 SW 16th Court Unit A-1 Union
Properties 376-9665 3-8-30-2
BLOCKS TO UFe3BR houses from $1400
04BR houses from $160003BR patio
homes from $130004BR patio homes from
$16000 1-2BR apts from $475 Ample park-
ing. DalyProperties.com, Carol 377-3852
Beautiful quiet new 1000 sq. ft. 1BR apart-
ment in Alachua. All new appliances, par-
tially furnished. W/D, no pets. $750/mo. First
months security. Call Kevin 352-262-0004
Duplex 2BR/1BA. Spacious, safe, clean, Ig
yd, trees. Quiet, CHA, carpet; ceiling fans.
W/D, DW, carport. Near UF/dntn. 724 NW
19th Ave. $650/mo; 922 NE 6th Ave $700/mo
(Duckpond) Avail 2/28. No dogs. 376-0080
PET'S PARADISE No app or pet fee.
Townhome. 2BR/1.5BA. Privacy fence,
modern appliances. CH/AC 1000 SDW 59th
Terr. Leave detailed message 352-331-2099
DUCKPOND DUPLEX $700/mo 2BR/1BA.
Spacious,, carport, very clean, carpeted,
CHA, DW, ceiling fans, W/D, furn. Safe
(burglar bars) No dogs. 922 NE 6th Ave.
Avail now! 352-376-0080 or 352-284-3873
CLOSEST TO CLASS
2BR/2BA available for Fall
111 NW16th 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/1BA in vintage house. Hardwood floors.
W/D Quiet area, large yard. 3 blocks to
downtown. 304 NE 6th Street. $525/MO
379-4952 Available April or May 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
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
firstname.lastname@example.org 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
ROOM W/BA, CABLE, INTERNET
On bus route to UF. $425.
Call 704-491-4377 3-2-8-2
LARGE 1BR/1BA $650/MO
Seconds from movies & shopping
Call Chris 352-226-5909 3-2-8-2
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
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
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
AVAILABLE NOW! 2B/lb apt. for sublese.
Located on NW 12th St. & University Ave.
behind Bank of America. Few minute walk to
UF & very close to downtown area. $355/mo/
person. Dan 561-302-6100 2-21-5-3
Avail May-July, 1B//Ba, $665/mo
Very quiet, 2 bus routes, Pool
Close to campus/Butler/l-75
Front porch, Laundry in apt
570 sq ft, 321-946-9955 3-9-17-3
WALK TO CLASS IN MINUTES!
1BR avail in 4BR/2BA house across from
the law library. Rent $365 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
Sublease 1BR/1BA unfurnished apt @
Available February 26th- July 31st.
$469/MO. On 2 bus routes 9 and 35.
Call Shirl @ 347-385-1793 3-6-10,3"
Available NOW. February free. Secluded
1 BR/1 BA in 3BR/3BA @ Melrose Apartments.
$487/mo. Neg. All utils. incl. Quiet room-
mates. Lease ends in Dec. Female only.
Call 813-464-1936 3-6-10-3
.Sublease April-August. 3BR/2BA $869/MO
+utils OR looking for roommate for $500/MO
includes utils. Need your own bed.
Call 321-698-4764 2-27-5-3
10, ALLIGATOR U WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21,2007
Roommate Matching HERE
Oxford Manor 377-2777
The Laurels 335-4455
Hiddeli 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 intemet,
cable w/HBO/SHO $55.0 954-483-4597 2-
QUIET ROOM AVAILABLE
Grad student preferred. $500/mo. No smok-
irig. 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/39Ave 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
onArcher Road. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or
Home to share beautiful 4 BR, 2 BA 10 min
from UF. Den,DR,Kit,W/D. Lg pvt backyard
off N' 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
Female roommate wanted. Close to UF,
fumished, 3BR/3BA, W/D in unit and util
included in rent. $489/mo, month to month
available. No Pets! Call Jen at 904-472-8149
Female student preferably graduate to share
2BR/1BA apt. $275/mo + 1/2 utils. Call 256-
Female roommate wanted for 1BR/1BA in
large 2BR/2BA Legacy .Apt. Vaulted ceil-
ings, large screened balcony. W/D, quiet
apt complex w/sec gate. Close to mall &
colleges. $460/mo + 1/2 utils. 352-274-0774
Master BR avail in .huge home. 2 profs need
mature 3rd. Digital, wireless, W/D, yard serv,
2 bus rts, quiet area. SW G'ville. Avail Mar-
Jul $450 + utils. firstname.lastname@example.org 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 intemet.
$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
a ll Roommates
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 until 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
Female roommate needed May-May. 1BR/
1BA in large 2BR/2BA in Bellamay Grand.
Gated comm, pool & gym. Must be clean,
responsible, non-smoker, no pets. $460/mo
+1/2 utils. Rachel 954-559-7022 leave msg
Female roommate wanted for nice NW
home between UF and SFCC. $250-$325.
www.UFtutor.com/room for details
*H Real Estate
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CLASSIFIEDS! Reach over 24,000 possible
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CONDOS & HOUSES FOR SALE
NEAR UF AT AFFORDABLE PRICES.
SEARCH HERE OR RECEIVE A FREE
AND COMPLETE LIST VIA E-MAIL. Visit
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352-281-3551, Matt Price, Campus Realty.
Newly renovated 1 & 2 BR units starting
at $99,900 (as-is at $86,900). Steps from
Shands, VA, Dental School, New Cancer
Center & morel Visit mmparrish.com/
serv_construction15.cfm or Call Coldwell
Banker, MM Parrish, Realtor 352.372.5375.
A peaceful, sophisticated lifestyle. 1, 2 & 3
BR luxury townhomes in pool 'community
with many amenities. Priced from $159,700.
Great upgrades and bonuses available.
Call Coldwell Banker, MM Parrish, Realtor
352.377.4977 or visit MagnoliaPlaceTownd
Ca( z W iellt
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 mile from UFI
Awesome 3BR/2BA house
Comply renovated, sep liv/fam rm
Reduced to sell at $219,000
1617 NW 10th Terr. 352-538-7879
NEW 1 & 2BR Condos Starting at $159K
By UF. Gated. Covered, assigned parking
Matt & Tiffany Thomas Realtors
Bosshardt Realty Services, Inc.
352-494-0194 & 352-316-5556
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. UFAlum... Gooooo Gators! 4-19-60-5
University Terrace West 4BR/4BA condo.
Ground floor, fully furnished. $187,000. W/D,
pool, on bus route, 3800 SW 20th Ave. Near
Butler Plaza. Call Steve @ 352-586-6468
2/2 off Archer between campus & 34th St.
Just $129,900! Fully furnished with washer/
dryer & all appliances. Eric Leightman Action
Realty 352-219-2879 4-25-60-5
BUY CONDOMINIUMS/TOWNHOMES at
affordable rate & FREE AIR TICKET TO
EUROPE & HAWAII, Call Nalini Pandey at
352-514-3398. ReMax Prof. Free consulta-
tion appt. 2-27-20-5
READY TO SELL YOUR CONDO/HOUSE?
Advertise in MLS & magazines. Huge dis-
count & free air ticket to Europe/Hawaii. Offer
expires March 31st, 2007. Free consultation
appt. Nalini Pandey 514-3398. ReMax Prof.
2 4/4 condos close to UF.
Oxford Terrace & Countryside.
Great investments. Great locations.
Great living. Owner financing available.
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2 ROOMMATES NEEDED
for 3/2 in Boardwalk Apts; $425 all included;
on bus route; starts August '07; Call Aida
, Available from Commercial News Providers"
S0o N 1 M I I UN I 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
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
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-
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2007 2 ALLIGATOR
aIi Real Estate ) Il Furnishings
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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 Tu-F 2-5, Sat & Sun 1-4
Contact Birdie Murnane, Venture Realty
at 352-222-8888 or visit
BED QUEEN $100 ORTHOPEDIC
Extra thick, pillow-top, mattress & box. Name
brand, new, still in plastic. Call 352-372-7490
will deliver. 4-25-72-6
BED FULL SIZE $75 ORTHOPEDIC
Pillow-top mattress & box. New, unused, still
in plastic w/warranty. Can deliver. Call 352-
MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT $350
Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must
sell. Can deliver. Retail $2300. 352-372-
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
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"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.
$100 352-377-9846. 4-25-72-6
Bed- All New King! 3pc Orthopedic pillowtop
mattress set. Brand NEW, still in plastic with
warranty. Can deliver. $170 352-333-7516.
BEDROOM SET- $300 BRAND NEW
Still in boxes 6 pieces include: Headboard,
2 Nightstands, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must
sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 4-25-72-6
FUTON $60 Solid Oak Mission Style. With
plush mattress $140. All brand NEW still in
box. Can deliver. 352-333-7516 4-25-72-6
Pool Table Gorgeous 8" All wood table.
Leather pockets, Italian 1" slate, carved legs.
Brand new still in crate. MUST SELL Retail
$5500. Sell $950. Can deliver 352-377-9846
Hot Tub/Spa $1295 Brand New Loaded!
Waterfall,, LED lights, cupholders, 110-v
energy efficient with warranty. Free delivery,
MUST SELL 352-372-8588 4-25-72-6
Bed-FULL size pillowtop mattress & box.
New, in plastic, warr. Can del. $80 317-4031
Sofa $185 Brand new! Love seat $150 still in
pkg. Can del 352-333-7516
BEDS FURNITURE FUTONS
LOW PRICES & LARGE SELECTION
Dumas Discount 371-4422 1201 E. Univ. Av.
New 0 Used 0 Buy s Sell 4-25-72-6
BED SETS CLOSEOUTS
Sealed in plastic Twin sets $89. Full sets
$129. Queen sets $149. King sets $189. 352-
376-0953 or 352-378-6005 4-25-72-6
MEMORY FOAM- Same as Temperpedic
Save 50% & more. Other closeouts. Twin
sets $89. Full sets $129. Queen sets $149.
King sets $189. Student discounts apply.
4370 SW 20th Ave. 376-0953 We Deliver!
OBeds *Full mattress & boxspring sets $49
Queen sets $89 *Single sets$39 *King
sets $99 *from estate sale. 376-0939/378-
6005 Call-A-Mattress 4370 SW 20th Ave.
BEDS FUTONS FURNITURE
Quality furniture at reasonable prices.
Morrells Furniture Outlet,
140 NW 6th St. 352-378-3400
Shop ONLINE at www.morrellsfumiture.com
Color TV 19" $40 0 La-Z-Boy recliner $40 *
full size bed $50 large dresser, solid wood
$75 0 queen size bed $60 OAIWA stereo w/
cd $60 old magazines -Aero Digest 1945-
1953 over 50 $95 0 335-5326 2-23-25-6
Tan sectional, 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-
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New 50cc moped selling at $895.
New 150cc moped sellingat $1195.
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6501 SWArcher Rd. Phone 384-1635
1999 YAMAHA RAZZ
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Asking $2500, 600 mi. Call 321-698-4764 for
more info. 2-26-5-11
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For listings call 800-366-9813 ext 9765
Jeep Wrangler X 4x4 RED
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package, running boards, fog lamps $14,995
Call 352-246-5785 2-23-10-12
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
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mi. $15,900 Call 514-8580 2-22-5-12
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1999 HONDA PASSPORT EX
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CD, alloys. $6950/OBO. Call 352-472-9993
cruise, tilt steering, power windows and
seats. Looks good. Runs great! $1200 firm.
Call 231-5811 2-22-2-12
Nissan Sentra GXE 1998,
65,800 miles, manual, black sedan, CD,
AC, power everything, very good condition,
$3,800. Contact 352-870-6385 2-23-3-12
THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY
NEEDS VOLUNTEER DRIVERS
Transport patients to/from treatments
Must have valid driver's license,
safe driving record & attend training session.
Call 352-376-6866 ext 114 for more info.
LOCAL ARTIST NEEDS:
Gold Diamonds Gems Class Rings
ETC Top Cash $$$ or Trade *
OZZIE'S FINE JEWELRY 373-9243. 8-15-
UF GRAD PAYS MORE
for gold jewelry, scrap gold, Rolex, dia-
monds, guitars, etc. Top $$$. Get my offer
before you sell! Call Jim 376-8090 or 222-
Buying jewelry, gold, diamonds etc.
Top dollar paid. 727-560-6081
On going volunteer needed: Blind lady needs
trans Sundays only to Mass @ Queen of
Peace Catholic Church or St. Augustine
Catholic Church. For more info. call 219-
6948 I live in the Tower Rd. area 3-2-72-13
ASSISTANCE FOR BLIND LADY living in
the Tower Rd area. Need volunteer compan-
-ions for EVENING WALKS and SATURDAY
MORNING TRIPS TO ANGEL GARDENS:
Prefer females. Please call 352-219-6948
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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
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Need someone extremely reliable. Need
van, truck or large car. Good pay. 5:00-7:
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RETAIL ADVERTISING MANAGER
We are looking for a motivated, ener-
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The job is 100% sales. Modest salary, good
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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
firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls. EOE.
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No experience necessary, training provided.
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Needed for evaluations of
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Flexible Hours, Training Provided
Call 1-800-585-9024 ext 6254
$12- 15/Hour DRIVERS
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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-
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future GMs. $8.35-$9.40/hr for Managers
in training. GMs $40k+. Send resumes
to Freddie@gatordominos.com or call
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GREAT PAY FOR THOSE WHO STAY! Park
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& 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!
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Best part-time job you'll ever have
Bring this Ad and Earn an
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needed for GSA rec and camp youth teams.
Experience required. License preferred for
comp. For info:
email@example.com or 379-5979
Leasing Consultant, PT
Sales & customer service exp.
220 N. Main; 352-375-2152 X301 x301
University of Florida
Survey Research Center
408 W University Ave. suite 106
Apply Mon-Fri 9am-9pm
392-2908 ext. 105
BONUS + Paid Training
SpanishlEnglish bilingual speakers
Telephone Interviewing NO SALES
mi Help Wanted
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/hrl Make your
own schedule. Fun environment, great op-
portunity. For info contact Jason 379-3663.
Tired of sitting around with out it? Sit here &
make it! UF FLORIDA REPDIALS seeks UF
students to raise funds. Earn up to $8.00/hr
with a FLEXIBLE schedule. Apply at 105
NW 16th St. 4th floor. Academic Classroom
Building 105 or call 392-7754 for more info
Paid survey takers needed in Gainesville.
100% FREE to join. Cllick on Surveys. 4-
400+ Counselor/Instructor Jobs!
3 Coed Summer Camps in PA.
Travel Paid. Top Salary.
Cool Nights & Warm Days!
National Call Center is looking for customer
service representatives all shifts available
30 cwpm, great people skills. 'Must apply
within 1830 NE 2nd St hours of 9am 4pm.
Room and Board Included
Get Paid to Play!
The Florida ElksYouth
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/1st
ever, exploding co. Motivated individuals call
BIG LOU'S PIZZERIA
Now hiring pizza makers, cooks, servers,
and delivery drivers. Earn top pay. Serious
workers only 5 SE 2nd Ave. Downtown.
For adult entertainment company. Make
$1000+/wk. Flex schedule 378-3312 2-28-
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-
mi Help Wanted
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. EOEIDFWP.
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 ski::
Must be available from 9AM to 5 PM
Quickbooks a plus. Email resurge to
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 & stockpositions. See store
for inquires. May apply online. AA/EOE. 3-
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!
5:30 to 10:30 am
Apply in person
Cabot Lodge, 3726 SW 40th Blvd.
SGainesville, FL 32608
working with people?!!.
Get paid $9/h6ur 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
650 2-21-5-14 5-
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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. Highly mo-
tivated, energetic, extremely friendly, multi-
tasker, prioritizing tasks a must. Some flex-
ibility to work weekends on occasion. Email
resumes to: firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to
376-2260 DFWP, EOE. 2-21-5-14
GRAPHIC DESIGNER NEEDED FOR BUSY
SIGN SHOP. FT, EXP. PREF. $9.50/HR FAX
RESUME 352-692-4835 2-21-5-14
NEIGHBORHOOD CANVASSERS Any ma-
jor. Ability to engage others professionally,
positively, & effectively. PT, afternoon work.
Earn up to $19/hr. No sales involved. Attend
info session Feb 20, 6pm, 121 Reitz Union.
PT MORNING OR EVENING
help needed working at a driving range. Must
be available 5 days a week. Apply at 6007
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.
Appli at Tomlinson Motor Company.
3580 North Main Street. Gainesville
Opening for outside sales. Available now.
Great training provided, great pay, and flex-
ible hours. For information call 352-283-8105
or email email@example.com
Towne Parc. Person needed full time, experi-
ence preferred. Call office 352-375-3072
Full-time barista wanted, beginning Monday.
Good hrly, tips, and health insurance. Top
espresso bar training included. Cashier
and/or food experience helpful Email job
history with dates, duties & contact info to:
Experienced Computer Tech
needed for PT job. computer students en-
couraged. Must have reliable transportation,
Email resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
G'ville Computer Solution Inc.
RECEPTIONIST needed for PT position. Will
work with student schedules. Email resume
to email@example.com 3-2-10-14
Experienced web programmer
needed for part-time position. Computer/
Programming students encouraged. Email-
resume to firstname.lastname@example.org 3-2-
Experienced Graphic Designer
Needed for part-time postion.Computer/
Design students encouraged. Email resume
to email@example.com 3-2-10-14
ProEngineering Solutions Inc.
Electrical engineering intern or student posi-
tion available. Must have experience with
AutoCAD. Email resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
* Get Paid & Have Fun 0 Flexible Hrs
& Competitive $ Sales Experience
Required 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
arid 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 Internet Company
Join our team 561-222-5606
Westside Animal Hospital seeks a PT vet
,tech who is energetic + hard working. Tues
+ Thurs 7:30 am noon a must. Exp pref
but not req. 376-1373 for info. Apply within.
LAWN MAINTENANCE PT/FT
Will pay good for the right person. Need
valid drivers license w/good driving record.
Experience necessary. $10-20/hr. 377-5000
PT HOUSE CLEANER.
Bookkeeping -experience a plus. $10+/hr
for the right person. One day + a week. You
can arrange your own hours. 377-5000 2-
w/light tax experience. Experience a plus.
Light bookkeeping. Pay negotiable. Can
arrange own hours & work. 377-5000 2-
SERVERS, ALL SHIFTS
Flex-hrs, $7-10/hr. Apply 2-5pm, Tues-Sat,
Gainesville County Club. 7300 SW 35th
Hiring Sushi & Kitchen Staff
Bento Cafe on Archer Rd.
Call 407-257-1175. Part time must be reliable
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
execute program for VIP visitors; & assist
in the planning of national meetings and
events. Marketing, Public Relations de-
gree & experience in Corporate Marketing
preferred. Must have excellent computer,
written and oral communication skills. Send
cover letter, resume and salary history to h
email@example.com. To learn more
about Exactech and this opportunity please
visit www.exac.com. 2-22-3-14
We need you for TV and YouTube.
Email us for your screentest info.
firstname.lastname@example.org NOW!!!! 3-6-10-14
VIRTUALLY CUBAN, Gainesville's Best
Cuban Restaurant & Internet Cafe is hiring
Servers, Drivers, & Dishwashing Positions
for lunch & dinner. Experience a plus, but not
required. Spanish speaking a plus but not
required. Please apply in person at:
2409 SW 13th ST M-F 3pm-5pm.
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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2007 0 ALLIGATOR, 15
Men may be banned
from women's hoops
By ANTONIO GONZALEZ
Alligator Staff Writer
UF forward Marshae Dotson's practice opponents look a
little different than her teammates.
They have bigger biceps, stronger shoulders and a higher
vertical leap. They have more lean muscle, more testosterone
and facial hair.
Dotson practices against men.
And so does the rest of the UF women's basketball team
- which, like most other NCAA teams, uses a male squad to
"It helps a lot," said Dotson, an undersized forward at 5-
foot-11. "When I go against bigger players in a game, there are
no surprises because I do it every day in practice."
Men have practiced with women's basketball teams for
decades. While most coaches and players see it as a benefit, not
The NCAA Committee on Women's Athletics wants to ban
or limit the use of male practice players in women's intercol-
legiate athletics. The committee wrote in a statement that the
use of male practice players "violates the spirit of gender equity
and Title IX "the 1972 court ruling aimed at creating gender
equality in intercollegiate athletics.
The committee believes "any inclusion of male practice
players results in diminished participation opportunities for fe-
male student-athletes, contrary to the Association's principles
of gender equity, nondiscrimination, competitive equity and
The proposal would limit the use of male practice players to
only one workout per week. And it would regulate the number
of male practice players in team sports to no more than half of
the number required to field a starting women's team.
"Our game would become stagnant," said UF coach
Carolyn Peck, whose team uses male practice players. "And I
think that would hurt our game."
Tennessee Coach Pat Summit, one of the first to employ the
tactic with the 1984 gold medal-winning USA Olympic wom-
en's basketball team, is an outspoken critic of the committee's
proposal. Summit said a ban would set women's basketball
back at least five years.
"It's one of the biggest issues in our sport that I can rememm-
ber," Summit said via teleconference. "I don't agree with it, and
I don't know any coach who does. Men have helped our sport
The Women's Basketball Coaches Association surveyed its
members in the fall and found overwhelming support for the
use of male practice players.
Women can't live without men, at least on the basketball
court it seems that way.
"We really depend on them," UF guard Depree Bowden
said. "In drills, scrimmages, they really participate a lot in
And that strikes the core of the committee's concern.
It believes men are too involved in practice, and women
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The NCAA Comittee on Women's Athletics is attempting to ban or limit men from practicing with women. The UF
women's basketball team uses several male practice players, which is a common trend across the nation.
aren't involved enough. The committee said women are being
excluded opportunities, while men, who are not on scholar-
ship, are being depended on more.
"The increasing use of male practice players is a threat
to the growth in female participation at all levels," the com-
mittee said in a statement. "To have talented, capable female
student-athletes stand on the sidelines during practice while
the team's starters practice against 'more talented men' is a lost
"To have them sitting out of practice while a full 'scout
team' of men come to practices is costing them the opportunity
for growth and betterment that they were promised during
Peck said her players aren't being excluded from practice.
In fact, the Gators are even more dependent on the men this
season because they have only nine players.
"They are contributing to the progression of our game,"
Peck said. "A lot of times, the development is happening be-
cause we can practice against the guys."
But there's the genetics. Men are typically bigger than
women. So if women play against men, opponents of the ban
say, it can only help women get better.
"Guys are better than girls," Dotson said. "I know it sounds
weird saying that, being a girl, but it's true. They're stronger,
faster and more physical than any of us."
The practice boys
The Gators have about 10 male practice players- known as
the "practice boys" that participate in workouts.
SDon't be chicken.
Stop your friends from
They aren't paid. They aren't on scholarship.
If they're lucky, they might get a free T-shirt or be able to sit
courtside at a game. Practice player Andrew Thompson said
they do it for the exercise and to help the school.
"I definitely see a benefit," he said. "You see improvements.
We try and do all we can to help."
During practice, the men mostly play defense,.forcing the
women to score against stronger, faster players, Thompson
said. But the men also watch video of each week's opponent,
learning its schemes and then using them against the women.
The NCAA is considering how it will act on the commit-
tee's recommendation. A questionnaire has been sent out by
the NCAA, asking for feedback on the issue from universities.
Two weeks ago, the NCAA's Championships/Competition
Cabinet met to discuss the issue, but no vote on the ban has
As early as July 15, at the beginning of the legislative cal-
endar, the NCAA could ban male practice players beginning
"I'm doing all I can to make sure they don't pass anything
to hurt women's basketball," Summit said. "This would be a
major blow to the game."
Still, what seems to be a small minority the 14 members
of the committee believe the cost is unending. Whichever
way the vote swings, it's likely to cause uproar. But for now, it's
open season for debate.
"It does matter," Dotson said. "It does make a difference."
walk for someone yo i ve-
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21,2007
UF overwhelmed on mound by red-hot Seminoles
* SIX PITCHERS GAVE UP 14
RUNS AND 20 HITS.
SBy MIKE MCCALL
The UF baseball team has more
work ahead to prove it's the best
team in the state.
The Gators (4-4) fell victim to
a powerful Florida State offense
Tuesday night, losing 14-6.
UF gets two more shots at the
Seminoles later this season.
"Right now we've got a little
work to do," said second baseman
Cole Figueroa, who went 2 for 5 at
the plate. "We definitely got it hand-
ed to us today, but we have a chance
to take two out of three and that's
what we're going to try to do."
The No. 8 Seminoles throttled
six UF pitchers for 20 hits and never
trailed in the game.
"They came out here to play
tonight and we just couldn't get it
done," Figueroa said.
Undefeated FSU (10-0) wasted
no time showing off its offensive
power, scoring three runs on three
hits in the first inning.
The Gators answered with two
runs coming on a groundout by
junior Bryson Barber and a double
by freshman Clayton Pisani.
F4U came back with more fire-
power in the second, adding three
runs on four hits, including RBI
singles by juniors Dennis Guinn
and Jack Rye.
SUF freshman left-hander Kevin
Chapman making his second
start left the game after surren-
dering six runs and seven hits in
The Gators struck back again
in their half of the second in-
ning. After a walk by senior Brian
Leclerc, Chris Petrie sent the first
pitch over the left
field wall and into
the parking lot to
make the score 6-4.
FSU added a run
in the fourth, and
Figueroa -a Tallahassee native
- responded with a solo home run
to right center field.
That, however, was as close as
UF would get.
The score was 8-5 in.the seventh
when FSU second baseman Tony
Thomas Jr. tripled to the right
field comer to bring in two runs,
and send many of the 5,140 fans in
McKethan Stadium home for the
Doubles by senior Matt LaPorta
and Pisani in the seventh brought
the score to 10-6, but any hopes of
a Gators comeback were dashed
in the eighth when FSU freshman
Tim Casey/Alligator Staff
UF catcher Cody Neer catches the ball as Florida State left fielder Dennis Guinn slides into home plate
during the first inning of the No. 8 Seminoles' 14-6 win against the Gators on Tuesday night.
D'Vontrey Richardson connected
on a three-run blast over the trees
beyond left field, putting the
Seminoles up 14-6.
Pisani finished 2 for 4 with two
doubles and two RBI.
Ten different FSU players had
hits in the game, and it marked the
eighth straight game in which the with three runs and two RBI.
team had scored 10 or more runs. "Everybody on the field is feel-
"They hit some quality pitches," ing pretty good and pretty hot, but
UF coach Pat McMahon said. it's early in the year and a lot can
"They're seeing the ball real well happen," Thomas Jr. said.
right now, and you have to give The Gators willregroup and look
them that credit." ahead to their series with Kent State
Thomas Jr. led FSU, going 3 for 5 this weekend.
UF MEN'S BASKETBALL
Gators learn from 'eye-opener,' prep for healthy S.C.
By JENNA MARINA
Alligator Staff Writer
Senior Chris Richard may not be a fortune
teller, but he didn't need to be one to foresee
the outcome of UF's loss to Vanderbilt on
"I think we had a few signs in the past,"
he said. "We can't play the way we've been
playing. We were bound to lose eventually
starting out games down. The last time we
played Vandy, I think we were down 11 at
The No. 3 UF men's basketball team (24-
3, 11-1 Southeastern Conference) will try to
rebound from its first conference loss when
it hosts South Carolina (13-12, 3-9 SEC) to-
night at 8.
UF coach Billy Donovan isn't concerned
about the Gators finding motivation after
"This is a good thing," Donovan said.
Freshman women's tennis player
Megan Alexander won the Southeastern
Conference Player of the Week award
announced on Tuesday. Alexander has
won 12-straight singles matches.
"One thing you hear coaches talking about a
lot is that players don't take losses seriously
enough. Our guys take losses really hard. I
. think they really want to win, and they play
the game the right way."
Tonight, the Gators must prove them-
selves against a worthy adversary since the
Gamecocks were not at 100 percent the last
time the two'rivals met.
South Carolina's Tre' Kelley, Brandon
Wallace and Dominique Archie were banged
up in an 84-50 blowout loss in Columbia.
"We're facing a team.that's totally differ-
ent from what they were in the middle of
January, when we faced them," Donovan
said. "Tre' Kelley, in my opinion, is now a
player that is considered for (SEC) player of
The Gators hope they corrected any
bad habits they picked up against the
Ball handling was an issue for UF, which
committed a season-high 22 turnovers in the
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The Gators also allowed Vanderbilt to
shoot more than 57 percent from the field,
so UF needs to be prepared to smother the
"We can't play the way we've been
playing. We were bound to lose
eventually starting out games
"There are positives because there are a
lot of things we can get better at," Donovan
said. "It's all about how you look at it. This
could be helpful to our team growing and
Forward Al Horford, however, doesn't
share his coach's philosophy when it comes
U 1994: The UF women's basketball team
is ranked for the first time, clocking in at
No. 25 in the USA Today/Coaches' Poll.
Later, Carol Ross was named the South-
eastern Conference Coach of the Year.
"I don't feel a loss helps," Horford said.
"I feel like as long as we're winning, we can
still learn from that. But it was definitely an
eye-opener. We're in a tough league, and it's
really hard to run the table. It was going to
The Gators hope to prevent Saturday's
loss from snowballing into more as they
head into the home stretch of the regular
"Our focus is to win," Richard said. "We
don't want to have any losing streaks. We
don't have consecutive losses this year, so
we just hope to win the rest of the games
from this point."
If the Gators pull out the win, seniors
Richard and Lee Humphrey will tie Adrian
Moss for the winningest players in school
history at 102 career victories.
Forward Joakim Noah can also make
tonight noteworthy, needing only 3 points
to reach 1,000 for his career, joining Corey
Brewer and Taurean Green.