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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2007
...i SG candidates
Ryan Moseley, the Student Body treasurer and the Gator Party presidential candidate, talks to UF student An-
drea Ayala Wednesday night after a debate with opponent Bruce Haupt of the Pants Party.
* TOPICS INCLUDE CUL-
By ERIN EHRLICH
Alligator Contributing Writer
Roughly 0.1 percent of the
UF student body showed up
to the Student Government
presidential debate Wednesday
The debate, hosted by the
Hispanic Student Association,
focused on issues such as cul-
tural awareness, communica-
tion with students, and campus
Pants Party presidential
candidate Bruce Haupt said
the disconnect between SG and
students concerns him.
"It's not about Cabinet,"
he said. "It's not about Senate.
It's not about student-run pro-
grams. All you have to do to
really point out what's wrong is
look at the voter turnout."
Haupt said his party intends
to bring a fun, approachable
outlook to SG.
Gator Party presidential
candidate Ryan Moseley said
S had such an
*'- "and qualified
.*.", group of peo-
topic of the
evening was promoting cul-
tural diversity and the way the
parties would go about doing
so. Both candidates agreed that
bringing together different cul-
tures and SG is vital to the UF
SEE DEBATE, PAGE 5
Soap stars to visit campus
By BRITTANY DAVIS
Meg Pabst curls up on the couch every-day
to follow the drama of Luke and Laura on
"General Hospital." But on March 2, she will
get a closer view of her favorite stars simply by
On that date, five ABC soap stars will tour
campus and go to class with the freshman. To
bring them to UF, Pabst had to prove she loved
"General Hospital" more than the other 200
students from around the country who also
wanted the cast to visit their schools.
The competition started in November with
an online application in which Pabst answered
about 15 essay questions.
"Whom do you relate with most on the
show?" the application asked.
She picked Lulu, Laura and Elizabeth.
"I hope I'm a spitfire like Lulu, and I hope
that I'm confident like Laura and that I'm like
Elizabeth when I feel like a damsel in distress,"
Pabst has been a devoted fan of "General
Hospital" since third grade. That summer, she
started watching the show with her mom in
their Tampa home. But when Pabst entered the
contest, she doubted she would win.
"I didn't tell anyone I had entered the con-
test at first, because it's so ridiculous," she said.
"I mean, who does this?"
"I didn't tell anyone I had entered
the contest at first, because it's so
ridiculous. l\mean, who does this?"
In early December, an ABC representative
called Pabst to tell her she was one of 25 final-
ists. The representative also assigned Pabst her-
next task: have a soap-opera-themed party
and find a creative way to show ABC that it
was a success. The representative mailed her
$500 in party supplies for the gathering.
On Jan. 11, Pabst and about 40 of her
friends played games like "Pin the Head on
the Hunk" and "So You Think You Know Your
SEE ABC, PAGE 5
Caregivers face stress
By DANIELLE TORRENT
The baby is crying wake up
and get her some milk. Start packing
a bagged lunch for her older brother,
but don't forget to check your moth-
er's blood sugar before you leave the
house to drop him off at school.
From picking up someone else's
mail to having someone come live
with you, at some point in every-
body's lives they will be caregivers,
said Carolyn Wilken, a UF associate
professor and gerontologist.
The role of the caregiver can be es-
pecially stressful, Wilken said.
"We often say that we'll bury the
caregiver before the care receiver,"
she said. "The ultimate stress is that
people don't take care of themselves."
Members of UF's chapter of the
Public Relations Student Society of
America are running a campaign to
raise awareness for this issue as part of
the Bateman Case Study Competition,
a national competition sponsored by
Around The UF team,
ainesvlle comprised of five
students, has from
Feb. 1 to Feb. 28 to
prepare a booklet about its research
on family caregivers. The theme is
"Family Caregiving ... it's not all up
Because caregivers often do not
think of themselves as at-risk, the
group decided to focus on promoting
awareness, 21-year-old member Katy
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Florida Gym,Rm. 230,
Vice presidential and treasurer
candidates debate in a public
SG Meet and Greet
Reitz Union, Arredondo Rm.,
Executive candidates debate.
Students can talk with them
Reitz Union, Rm. 346
The Peace Corps holds a meet-
ing where students can learn
info about applying. A recruiter
will be there to answer ques-
Digital Art Exhibition
Reitz Union gallery, 7p.m.
Florida Free Culture holds an
opening reception for "Open
Art," an exhibition featur-
ing work from its members.
Refreshments will be served.
Study Abroad Meeting
Dauer Hall, Rm. 237,6 p.m.
Students can find out about
UF's Medieval and Early
Modem Studies Program in
Reitz Union Grand Ballroom,
Black History Month and. the
Dean of Students Office pres-
ent Bruno Marcotulli and Brian
Sparks of the FX reality show
Music Law Panel
Levin College of Law,
Chesterfield Smith Ceremonial,
Classroom, 8 p.m.
The Center for International
Business Education and
Research and UF co-sponsor
"Facing the Music: Microsoft,
Apple and International Anti-
trust Law in the EU.;"
Students don beer goggles-
Hoots of laughter echoed across
the Reitz Union North Terrace on
Wednesday as-crowds gathered to
watch people stagger drunkenly
around. Many failed sobriety tests,
wobbling crazily while the police
officer watching shook his head.
"It's 9 o'clock in the morning,
and I'm drunk!" yelled Danny
Shipka, a graduate student at UE.
But Shipka and other students,
including basketball player Joakim
Noah, weren't wasted they were
wearing beer goggles as part of the
Panhellenic Council's Alcohol
The annual event aimed to
educate students -about drunken
"When people make decisions
to drunk drive, they don't realize
how distinctly their judgment is
impaired," said Sharon Fieldman,
director of the Women's Wellness
Division of the Panhellenic
Police Capt. Jeff Holcomb
administered sobriety tests to
Many of the students were
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shocked when they failed the
sobriety test while wearing the
low-level goggles, which corre-
spond to less than .06 blood al-
cohol content under the legal
threshold of intoxication.
"I guess I'm a lightweight,"
joked Eric Dennis, a senior,
after failing the sobriety test.
"Evidently, I'm not even legally
drunk, and I'm staggering."
Panel promotes tolerance
A panel of experts represent-
ing some of the most prevalent
religious faiths on campus met
Wednesday evening to discuss
The Hindu Students Council
held the interfaith panel as part
of its Hindu Heritage Month
Members of the Baha'i,
Christian, Hindu, Islamic and
Jewish faiths were on the panel,
which met in Keene-Flint Hall.
"The truth is, there's a basic
human condition we all suffer
from judging people," Rabbi
Yonah Schiller said. "It's a major
individual obstacle we all need
to work on."
Christian Pastor John Fairless
spoke about unity, emphasizing
the degree to which people are
Chaitanya, a Hindu, explained
tolerance in terms of karma:
"The law of karma is very simple
- as you sow, so you reap."
Islamic representative Omar
Abdelghany explained his faith's
point of view.
"Tolerance is bom out of re-
spect for human life and intellect
and the equality of human beings
before their creator," he said.
Hindu Heritage Month
continues through the rest of
February, ending with Holi, the
festival of colors, which will be
held at Flavet Field on Feb. 25.
Reitz might get rehaul
The Reitz Union might see
some major changes in the next
few months due to tentative plans
to add a TV lounge area, renovate
the Rion Ballroom and replace Java
City with a full-service Starbucks.
Eddie Daniels, executive direc-
tor of the Reitz Union, said these
are all possible ideas for improv-
ing the building.
Approximately $1.3 million
from the Capital Improvement
Trust Fund will be allotted for proj-
ects to renovate and fix the union.
Though several projects are being
considered, the funds probably
will not be able to cover the costs
of all of them.
"Depending on which project
we pick, it could be done by Fall,"
Daniels said of any changes.
One of the projects being con-
sidered is the creation of a TV
lounge for students to have more
open seating and space to congre-
gate without having to be in the
food court, Daniels said. Other
plans -include general improve-
ments on the first floor and in the
Rion Ballroom, like new fixtures
and changes in the walls and ceil-
ings. Renovations for these areas
could also include new paint and
The exterior wall of Orange
& Brew facing the Green Pond
also must be replaced because of
decaying wood, Daniels said. The
Reitz Union is also waiting on a
response from Starbucks about the
replacement of Java City.
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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2007 U ALLIGATOR, 3
Local restaurant resurrected after yearlong hiatus
By DREW HARWELL
Alligator Staff Writer
Party hoppers, insomniacs and
workers of the graveyard shift:
Steak 'n Shake, the 24-hour diner
known for its ability to speedily
satisfy late-night shake and burger
yearnings, had its grand opening
Wednesday at its location on the
corer of Southwest 13th Street and
About 15 people, including
several students, were lined up at
11 a.m. when the doors opened,
General Manager Charlie Bisignani
What they saw when they
entered looked different from the
Steak 'n Shake that was there about
a year ago.
The 3,700-square-foot building
has about three times as many seats
as the previous one, including about
15 black-and-red booths that sit un-
derneath signs heralding strawber-
ries as "the diva of fruit."
A drive-through, which
Bisignani said brings in about half
the restaurant's orders, surrounds
the stone-encrusted diner.
About 50 employees, including
several employees from the old lo-
cation, help prepare and serve the
Bisignani estimated the restau-
rant makes about $10,000 in sales on
a typical Saturday.
The original building, which
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Patrons eat dinner at the 13th Street Steak 'n Shake restaurant during its grand opening Wednesday
evening. An older Steak 'n Shake, which was on the same lot, was demolished about a year ago.
opened in 1967, was demolished
about a year ago because it failed
to meet most modern-day building
Corporate planners estimate the
new restaurant will bring in about
$700,000 more per year than the old
building, Bisignani said.
Around Gainesville, however,
the restaurant is famous for more
than just its signature steakburgers.
In June of 1986, a robber named
Darren Sheppard opened fire in
the old location with a sawed-off
shotgun, killing two and injuring
Bisignani said he hopes the
"ghost story" doesn't transmit over
to the new location.
"It'd be real nice to get rid of that
stigma," he said.
Waitress Curtel Hayes, an
Eastside High School junior, said
the customers at the diner's grand
opening varied between students
and local residents.
SThe opening wasn't without a
One server, working his first day
at Steak 'n Shake, spilled glasses of
water on four general managers vis-
iting the store from other locations.
Students ward off flu outbreaks with shots from SHCC
- THE VACCINES COST $5.
By MARIE MONTANER
Alligator Contributing Writer
Students with puffy faces and wadded
tissues wait in the lobby of the UF Student
Health Care Center every day to be seen by
their doctors. But there's a way to avoid get-
ting the flu.
There are still fluvaccines available at the
SHCC, said Dr. Phillip Barkley, the director of
Student Health Care Services at UF. They are
$5 for students and $20 for faculty.
Influenza activity in Florida has gone
down since December, when it was at a high
level, but there are still outbreaks in the region,
according to the Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention Web site.
Barkley said many people have come to the
center with symptoms such as fevers, coughs,
headaches, muscle aches and vomiting.
"Stay healthy by having a good diet, keep
hydrated, get plenty of rest and keep your
hands dean to decrease the spread of the or-
ganism," he suggested.
Everyday objects like doorknobs, tele-
phones, countertops, bathrooms and buses are
used by many people, Barkley said. He recom-
mends washing hands after coming into con-
tact with these sorts of items.
Public Influenza can be determined
Health by a test, but if it is not caught
early enough, nothing can stop
it, Barkley said.
If caught within 48 hours, there is an antivi-
ral medication that can decrease the duration
of the illness. Otherwise, symptom relievers
and fever reducers are your best bet, he said.
Even though they take a couple of weeks to
start working, flu vaccines greatly reduce the
chance of getting sick, Barkley said.
"People say they get the flu from the vac-
cine, but this isn't true," he said. "If they got
the flu, it's because they were infected before
the vaccine could take effect."
UF student Eric Sellers said he wished he
had gotten the vaccine so he wouldn't have
gotten the flu.
"I definitely would have paid $5 to avoid
the agony that I went through," he said.
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UF hearing will decide suspended fraternity's fate
* PIKE IS ACCUSED OF HAZING AND
By JOEY CHINDAMO
The Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity will face a
hearing to determine if punishment is neces-
sary after UF charged it with hazing and hold-
ing an illegal party last Fall.'
The hearing is scheduled for March 1,
the fraternity's acting President Patrick
Duffey said. Duffey attended a meeting on
Wednesday with Associate Dean of Students
Paige Crandall to schedule the hearing.
"The meeting was very procedural,"
Duffey said. "It was a review of what will go
on in the hearing and the rights of the organi-
UF spokesman Steve Orlando said the
hearing will determine if the fraternity is
guilty of UF's charges and,
if so, what its punishment
S Crandall could not be
reached for comment.
The charges stem from
a party Sept. 30 at which
alcohol was served by and
Orlando to people under 21, accord-
ing to a Feb. 2 letter from
Crandall to Duffey.
The letter states the fraternity is charged
with not complying with the university's
alcohol policy, putting people in danger,
and breaking sorority and fraternity 'events
guidelines. It is also charged with violating the
state's law against hazing.
The party being investigated is the one af-
ter which three girls reported feeling as if they
had been drugged. Those allegations were
dropped by the State Attorney's Office and are
not being investigated by UF
UFgroup supports caregivers
SFCC to reduce club funding
By KATIE EMMETS
Alligator Contributing Writer
SFCC's Student Senate agreed that next year's
proposed Student Government budget gives too
much money to student organizations.
SG officials decided Wednesday that if the clubs
receive too much money, they would not feel the
need to fundraise and involve other students, said
Tatianna Kelaita, a student senator and the editor of
SFCC's student newspaper, the Santa Fe Sentinel.
As a solution, the senators proposed that the
finance committee revise the budget by reduc-
ing student organization funding by 2.8 percent,
Kelaita said. The senators will reconvene next week
for a vote on the revised budget.
The budget that was sent back to the committee
totaled $206,000, the same amount it was given last
year. Of the total, $74,535 was budgeted to student
groups, while SG projects and pay for SG officials,
It took the committee two and a half weeks to
decide how to allocate the budget, which is divided
among student organizations and SG projects.
Out of the 36 organizations that submitted re-
quests, 34 received money in the proposed budget.
The ultimate Frisbee team
Santa Fe aid a computer dub were not
CL M -'--itY allocated any money because
college they were "not in good standing
with the Senate," said Jennifer
Silvers, the SG treasurer.
While most school-funded programs at SFCC
suffered budget cuts this year, SG was able to es-
cape fund reductions.
"We are one of the only programs on campus
that did not see a budget decrease," Silvers said.
SG's budget is dependent on activity and service
fees attached to tuition, which account for about 10
percent of each credit hour's cost.
CARE, from page 1
"We think we're stressed out
and have no time," Layton said.
"They really are."
- She said the team has been
holding banners at gymnastics
meets, visiting local physicians'
offices and campaigning at sup-
Last week the group members
went on campus and downtown
to distribute cards for people to
fill out, thanking caregivers for
As of Saturday, the team
had handed out more than 250
cards and received written sup-
port from Billy Donovan, Urban
Meyer, Toby Keith and Mayor
Pegeen Hanrahan, Layton said.
Faye J. Richter, 52, a caregiver,
has been helping the team with.
research for the project. Richter
refused to put her 84-year-old
mother in a nursing home when
doctors advised it. Her mother
is a retired attorney, and Richter
takes care of her businesses,
spends hours each day worrying
about her, and up to 12 hours car-
ing for her.
When Richter's mother
moved in with her in April 2005,
Richter's daughter also lived
"I think that was one of the
reasons my daughter chose to
move out, losing space because of
caregivers," Richter said. "It was
hard for her."
Richter said she found re-
sources online and would en-
courage others to do the same.
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Debate addresses safety
DEBATE, from page 1
Haupt said "self-segregation"
exists among students and bridging
the gap between different groups is
Moseley said events inviting
people to learn about their culture
would be a good experience.
"We need to have faces that
people connect with," he said.
Both candidates stressed the
importance of the student group
Acting Against Rape: Every
Haupt said the lighting on cam-
pus, the blue emergency lights and
the taskforce are critical to student
"But when it comes right down
to it, if someone is about to attack
you, the AAREST agency members
aren't going to be standing there to
help you," Haupt said. "You need
to make sure that you can prevent
the situation, be with equipment,
facilities or more law enforce-
Moseley said he isn't waiting
to get started with campus safety
"I would say there's a lot of
things we can do," he said. "But I'm
not waiting until next year to do
them. We're starting off right now."
Grey Torrico, a UF sophomore,
attended the debate and said Haupt
and Moseley touched on some
points that she agreed with and
some that she disagreed with.
But she said there wasn't really
anything that set them apart from
"I can be swayed either way,"
Gator Party: Let students
choose campus speakers; online
advising appointments for all col-
leges; cameras in Commuter and
Pants Party: Free condoms in
residence halls: online voting in
SG elections: reverse RTS bus
Daytime TV stars to shadow UF student
ABC, from page 1
Soap?" while "General Hospital" played in the
Classics senior Donna Reynolds said that Pabst
didn't participate in soap opera trivia because she
was busy hosting the party but that if Pabst had
played she would have won.
"She knows everything about the shows," said
After the celebration, Pabst glued party pic-
tures into a scrapbook she sent to ABC. The color-
ful pages convinced the stars to visit.
To offer proof of Pabst's soap-opera obsession,
Reynolds said Pabst goes to Super Soap Weekend
with her mom and grandma every year.
"She always gets up at 4 or 5 a.m., and they
wait in these ridiculous lines to see these soap
stars for just a second," Reynolds said.
A week ago, Pabst was walking on campus
when she flipped open her Motorola cell phone to
learn she had won the contest. She was shocked,
but she said she played it cool.
"I didn't scream or anything because I was
walking back from class, but I told him, 'You can't
be serious!'" Pabst said.
She called her mom immediately to tell her the
Secretly, this soap-opera fan hopes Dr. Patrick
Drake, the hunky neurosurgeon played by Jason
Thompson, will make an appearance, but so far
he's not on the schedule.
"I was holding out a little hope they would
have my dreamboat," she said.
ABC representative Mitch Messinger said
Scott Clifton, who plays Dillon Quartermaine;
Bradford Anderson, who plays Damian Spinelli;
and Kiko Ellsworth, who plays
Student Jamal Woods, are among the soap
Life stars coming to UF. John-Paul
Lavoisier, who plays Rex Balsom on
"One Life to Live," and Jeff Branson, who plays
Jonathan Lavery on "All My Children," are also
scheduled to attend.
The actors will throw a party for students on
the North Lawn from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Video cips
from the event will air the following month on
Pabst said she wants to behave naturally when
she meets the soap stars.
"I don't want to act like that kind of fan," she
said. "I just want to hang out."
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6, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2007
Good and bad news
Gov. Charlie Crist has been in office for almost two
months now, and he's been busy. Between dealing
with the tornadoes in Lake and Volusia counties
and coordinating a special election to get rid of all prop-
erty taxes on their primary properties, we're amazed he
has time to talk about stem cells and college tuition.
OK, so he's mostly speaking out against raising col-
lege tuition in any way, shape or form and backing
off from his campaign promise of funding all types of
stem cell research. Crist was portrayed as a wafflerr" by
Democrats during the election season, and he's already
proving them right.
Crist's stem cell legislation will only fund adult, umbil-
ical and amniotic stem cell research. Charlie admitted that
he backed off supporting embryonic stem cell research
because he feared such legislation wouldn't pass in the
Oh. So it doesn't matter what he promised his voters.
Way to stand up for yourself, Charlie.
But it's not all bad. Crist spoke to a group of black leg-
islators Wednesday about a possible executive order that
would restore civil rights including the right to vote
and serve on a jury to felons as soon as they complete
The current law enacted shortly after the end of the
Civil War requires most ex-felons to petition-for the res-
toration of their-rights. This process can take years.
After they do their time, ex-felons shouldn't have to
keep paying for the past. It's not fair to them for society
to continue punishing them, so we're glad Crist sup-
ports this cause. State Rep. Terry Fields, a Democrat from
Jacksonville, even called Crist the "first black governor of
the state of Florida" because of Crist's support.
But now we get into some strange territory: property
taxes. A special election is in the works so Floridians can
vote on abolishing property taxes on their primary resi-
dences, reducing property taxes by 20 percent. But wait,
there's a catch: In eliminating the property taxes, we'll
have to raise the state sales tax from 6 percent to 8.5 per-
cent making it the highest rate in the nation. Since cities
can add on to the rate, some cities' taxes may end up being
greater than 10 percent.
The additional 2.5 percent in sales tax should raise an
additional $9.5 million a year but that would be more
than negated by a loss of $30 million a year from property
This poses a problem because property taxes pay pri-
marily for education. If a huge source of revenue for our
school districts is voted away, where will the money to
fund them come from? The plan says their budgets won't
be reducedBut what noneducational programs will lose
funding to make up for this lost revenue?
Raising the state sales tax is also unfair to the poor
and college students. Those who pay very low property
taxes will not see much relief if the taxes are eliminated,
but they will definitely be crushed by a sales tax increase.
There's no denying Charlie's getting some important
work done up in Tallahassee, but we think he needs to go
back to the drawing board with this plan.
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Recently accompanied my parents on a trip to look
at houses. They were searching mostly for a change
of scenery, but also for something comfortable and
affordable. We passed through a tract housing develop-
ment named Walnut Bridge Hills or Dogwood Acres or
Oak Sunset Point I can't remember and my immedi-
ate reaction was, "Absolutely not."
Tract housing is a style of developments made up of
multiple identical homes. I'm afraid of the prospect of
returning home to a labyrinth of identical houses where
everyone accidentally grabs everyone else's mail from
identical mailboxes. Besides, the house we own was de-
signed and built for us it was ours.
But what my parents saw, and many others see, in
tract housing was more space for less money. The mon-
etary benefits cannot be denied. But what the homeown-
ers gain in space, they lose in individuality.
I spoke to professor Thomas Smith of the UF School of
Architecture about our modern housing dilemma.
"Affordable housing is a big problem in the United
States, especially when the solution is tract housing,"
he said. "I think the biggest issue with tract housing is
urban sprawl and destruction of the environment. It also
implies a reliance on the automobile."
It's also not very attractive.
Architecture, unlike literature or artwork, is always
visible to the public. An awful book collects dust at the
back of a library shelf or glimmers at the front of one at
Wal-Mart and is read by particularly "unfussy" read-
ers in private.
But with architecture we wear our mistakes on our
sleeves we live in them. One person's ugly house
is everyone's eyesore. Imagine being forced to read
Danielle Steel every morning to start the day.
Architecture junior Justin Bienvenu blamed the blight
on American society's need for speed. "The cookie-cutter
house has become a symbol of the fast transaction," he
es cheaper yet dull
said. "There's no thought or de-
sign behind it. It's just like, 'Here
you go. This is your house. Next in
Developers reap the benefits.
Low labor, materials and design
Todd Portnowitz costs all allow for greater profit.
email@example.com But developers aren't the sole
source of the problem. The fault
lies with both the demander and
According to Smith, 99 percent of housing constructed
in America is done without architects instead, most
is done by designers or other nonlicensed individuals.
A home, I think most of us would agree, is more than
just four walls and a roof. But until homeowners demand
more, why should developers supply more?
There are plenty of good reasons for demanding indi-
viduality in the home you purchase. Your house can be
designed to suit your lifestyle and interests. A cook could
have a big kitchen. Jodi Foster could have a panic room.
In his book, "The Architecture of Happiness," Alain
de Botton claims that, "Belief in the significance of archi-
tecture is premised on the notion that we are, for better or
worse, different people in different places and on the
conviction that it is architecture's task to render vivid to
us who we might ideally be."
After graduating, most of us will be looking for a job
and, soon enough, a permanent residence. The decision
of what housing you live in is often not a decision out-
right it is contingent on what sort of paycheck you're
bringing home. For the privileged few, an architect will
be affordable, but unless widespread demand changes,
suppliers will keep cranking out the mundane until liter-
ally, mi casa es su casa, y su casa, y su casa ....
Todd Portnowitz is a junior majoring in English. His
column appears on Thursdays.
The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator.
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Letters to the Editor
Get the facts before you cast your vote
A lot of words and phrases are being tossed
around because elections are less than a week
away. Don't always believe what you hear,
especially if it sounds like a rumor. Both the
Gator and Pants parties have great running
platforms this semester, and they are working
hard to get your vote. Each party has represen-
tatives around campus, so please take the time
to ask questions.
The Pants Party has been campaigning for
the past couple of days and will continue to do
so until elections have ended. Many students
are curious about what our party stands for,
but we will not be able to answer any of your
questions unless you ask. Please take the time
to become informed and make a respon-
sible decision. Remember to vote Tuesday or
Pants Party Senate candidate
Sex ed more effective than protests
I am writing this letter to express how
offensive I found the Pro-Life Alliance's dis-
play on the North Lawn. The display includ-
ed 2,200 crosses representing the 4,400 abor-
tions that occur daily in the United States.
It wasn't their message against a woman's
right to choose that I found offensive, but
the assumption that these aborted fetuses
are somehow all Christian and apparently in
need of "saving."
The Pro-Life Alliance professes not to be a
religious group, but this display shows that its
message has an obvious Christian moral senti-
ment attached. Furthermore, I argue that this
group's interest should be in preventing abor-
tions, rather than promoting the overturn of
Roe v. Wade, and the alliance should therefore
support comprehensive sex education for our
nation's youth. I would like to see them hand
out condoms while tabling if their real interest
is in preventing unwanted pregnancies.
UF WebMail solution simple, fast, free
I'm writing in response to Monday's
editorial, "WebMail woes." Why is everyone
always complaining about UF's WebMail?
We've been told countless times that WebMail
is only intended to be a backup, a way of
checking our e-mail while away from our per-
sonal computers or traveling.
For everyday use, you can download an e-
mail program like Mozilla Thunderbird it's
free which is much easier to use. You can
avoid WebMail altogether. I'm no computer
wizard, but since I got Thunderbird two years
ago, I've never had any problems.
WebMail may not be that great, but it has
the one thing it needs to fulfill its role as a
backup: It's functional. Why should UF put
money into improving WebMail when stu-
dents can download an instant solution free
of charge? It's an easy fix, and everybody
wins: You can use a better program for your
GatorLink e-mail account. WebMail will still
be there when you need it, and the money
going toward its improvement can be put to
Mercury in lightbulbs poses health hazard
I'm writing in regards to Wednesday's
editorial concerning compact fluorescent light
bulbs and how they can save energy. While
their energy-saving properties are widely
accepted, the bulbs contain trace amounts of
mercury. The low level shouldn't harm people
in their homes, but it could cause some major
problems once the bulbs are thrown away
The packages ask the consumer to take
dead bulbs to a hazardous material repository.
If UF uses the bulbs, think of the huge amount
of hazardous material that the school will have
to dispose of thousands of light bulbs.
If consumers aren't aware of the mercury
issue, they will throw the compact fluorescent
bulbs away like they would normal incan-
descent bulbs. As more and more consumers
switch in the hopes of helping the environ-
ment, more and more bulbs containing mer-
cury will be dumped into regular landfills.
Mercury can seep into the groundwater
from the landfills and possibly into the
aquifer. Prolonged exposure to mercury can
cause poisoning, which leads to organ failure,
birth defects, brain damage and death.
The issue comes down to economics.
Consumers have to weigh the benefits of
low-level compact fluorescent bulbs, which
use less energy, have mercury and will most
likely be improperly disposed of and incan-
descent bulbs, which are less efficient, contain
less mercury and are safe to throw away in the
The total cost of the balancing act between
energy conservation and the health risks of
conservation is a difficult one to calculate.
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Our grandparents may have walked to school uphill in
the snow both ways, but this generation has its share of
hardships as well. In 30 years, children will not believe that
people once had to parallel park their own cars.
And what about going to a movie store to rent a DVD?
Last month, Netflix introduced a service that allows
subscribers to stream movies online, perhaps hastening
the death of the DVD.
But Jeff McMullen, co-owner of Video Rodeo on
University Avenue, doubts that the clarity online can rival
the picture quality of a DVD.
"I don't know about your YouTube," he said. "Mine's
all right, but it's not like watching a movie on TV."
And the connection speed for an average home com-
puter may not be ready for the wave of the future, said
Roger Beebe, another co-owner of Video Rodeo.
Major problem for online movies is that they can only
be viewed on a computer screen connected to the Internet.
"That's stupid," Beebe said. "People should care about
what arnmage looks like. People will definitely care about
not being able to watch movies on their couches."
UF freshman Dylan Kurth agrees. He has not had the
opportunity to try streaming a movie, but he said he is
hesitant about the new technology because he prefers to
watch movies on his big-screen TV.
'Everything but' retains respect .
KATE V ) GUEST COLUMNIST
He was older, charming, hilarious and had the kind
of self-confidence that only comes with getting what
you want too many times. I should've known better.
Josh and I had an intense instant connection. We both
exude a mix of sarcasm and cynicism and both listen to
National Public Radio obsessively. After meeting him at
a downtown cub, I accepted an invitation to spend the
night at his house. We had a hot makeout session and
even better sex.
He never called me again.
After that, something about me began to change.
Before this experience, I thought that having sex with
someone without getting to know him first wasn't a big
deal why should this time be any different?
But this time, I was hurt. Having sex with someone
with no feelings involved is one thing, but Josh had
made references to a relationship. He went so far as to
tell me how amazing it was to meet someone he could
instantly connect with on so many levels. The guys I
had hooked up with in the past never said these things
to me This felt different, so I let my guard down
This is how I became an "everything but" woman.
An 'everything but" woman is a %oman who
chooses to not have e\ with someone until she gets
to know him (and his intentions) Until then, she does
For me, taking sex out of the equation gives me
time to enjoy dating and takes the pressure off having
to wonder if a date might lead to sex. We can still mess
around, but I need a sense of intimacy with someone to
take it to a level where I am comfortable having sex. Sex
is a big deal, and I need to know if someone is just into
my body or wants me as a whole.
Before you think that the "everything but" phenom-
enon is limited to women, let me tell you about Brian.
Brian told me shortly after we met that he would be
OK to mess around but that he chooses not to have sex
with a woman until he gets to know her better. He had
treated sex too frivolously in the past, which hurt the
women he was involved with and, ultimately, himself.
Eventually, I was ready to go to the next step. After
a shower one night, I told him so. We were naked and
dripping wet, and the situation was ridiculously hot.
It was the best sex I never had.
Brian said no because he had told himself that he
would not sleep with someone if there wasn't a possi-
bility of it leading to more than just hooking up.
If a fine guy like himself can look at me in all my
ready-to-go hotness and still say, "No," then perhaps
sex still holds its value as it does now for me.
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Deja Brew Cafe
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The Pontiac Tavern
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Connie Hwang sweats in the 100-degree room as she grabs her
feet during a Bikram session Tuesday at Big Ron's Yoga College.
DANTE LIMA I AVENUE
5-SHORT MAN WITH STRINGY, GRAY HAIR PERCH-
S ES ON ONE LEG LIKE A FLAMINGO AT THE FRONT
OF A SWELTERING ROOM.
He faces a mirror and scans his sweaty students' pos-
tures while simultaneously guiding them with his gentle
The man is Ron Dubinsky, 61, of Big Ron's Yoga
College, located at 519-D NW 10th Ave.
Dubinsky along with his wife, Nancy, 62, who
doesn't look a day over 50 owns Big Ron's and teaches
Bikram, or "hot," yoga. All stretches are conducted in a
room heated to 100 degrees or more.
Dubinsky leads the "class with completely individu-
alized instruction and knows the
name of every student. a
"Everything comes down to ~ 7 i7n,
teachers," he said. "We help them
connect the dots."
During a Bikram class, students
normally perform 26 sequential Laurel
postures that flex and stretch mus- Bikm
cles in the neck, shoulders, arms,
abdomen, thighs and calves. Some
stretches demand flexibility, and others require strength.
The purpose of the heat is to help the muscles circu-
late blood. When the muscles are hot, there is less risk
of injury. The heavy sweat also adds a detoxifying effect
and helps cleanse the body, Dubinsky said.
The Dubinskys have been teaching Bikram for nearly
three decades. They pioneered the form by opening one
of the first five Bikram studios in the world in the early
'80s, according to their Web site.
Since then, they have modified the class structure to
include 36 postures to emphasize upper body strength
and create a more eclectic brand of yoga. The class is also
15 minutes longer than a conventional Bikram class.
As students move through a pose called the cobra,
their muscles contract, their faces tighten, their veins
bulge, their breathing gets heavy and, most of all, they
UF law student Erik Edmonds joined Big Ron's Yoga
College three months ago. He described the feeling of the
school as a "two-hour sweat party."
"I love the heat. The hotter the better," Edmonds said.
"I wish they would put space heaters by me."
Although he loves the heat and finds Bikram yoga
fun, Edmonds also practices yoga for more practical
reasons. In 2001, he was involved in a car accident in
which he was ejected from the backseat window, leaving
him paralyzed below the waist. He routinely experi-
enced muscle fatigue and spasms before taking Bikram
"The biggest thing for people
ad with spinal cord injuries is circula-
.- i i Bs tion issues and muscle spasticity,"
Edmonds said. "With this, I get
blood flowing properly throughout
my body, and I leave feeling loose
Nesbit and barely-spasm at all."
student Edmonds credits the unique
Sdent experience at Big Ron's Yoga to the
"They make this place feel like home," Edmonds said.
"It's like a big spiritual co-op."
Others like Laurel Nesbit, 26, who has been doing
Bikram for three years, also enjoy the spirituality of Big
"You hold a pose tightly and let your mind go. It is
not a Western train of thought," Nesbit said. "It's moving
Regardless of purpose or fitness level, the Dubinskys
attempt to unite their students with a goal of spiritual
self-confidence through Bikram yoga while maintaining
their individual influences on the class. All students in
the class stretch, breathe and sweat in unison. Dubinsky
reminds the class that yoga means unity.
"It's always the same class," Dubinsky said. "Only
our bodies change."
provides the gift of
educational trips to
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Summer trips at
Dance Alive set to perform
STEPHANIE GRANADA I AVENUE WRITER personality by Rick Tjia from Cirque du Soleil.
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Horse reins, panniers, and white powdered the life of Mozart complete with full-length
wigs ght not be conventional cost mes for a 18th-century costumes, white powdered wigs
ballet producnvention, but nobody said Ballet Gala and choreography set to Mozart scores.
On Saturday, dancers from Russia, China Other pieces in the performance will feature
On Saturday, erica will hit the Phillipssia, Chinater two styles of ballet: Bolshoi and Balanchine.
and Lati Ameroica will hit the Philhps Cente These styles feature two dancers interacting in
for the Performing Arts stage for the annual physical, passionate dance.
repertoire production of the Gainesville-based physical, passionate dance and movement
Dance Alive National Ballet. A It runs from the most are the essence of the clos-
seriespf their best pieces will classical to avant-garde ing segment, "Aeia Bridled."
be presented in a show filled classical to avant-garde ing segment, Aeia Bridled.
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ment. for the lighting, music and project of creating a horse-
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Judy Skinner, choreogra- choreography. Gthemed piece for the "Ballet
pher-in-residence for Dance Judy Skinner pGiece that portrays the move-
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It runs from the most classical to avant- that is what people are going to be able to relate
garden contemporary, this is true for the cos- to," Tjia said.
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sallet Gala will feature five different chore- fluenced by the gallantry of horses, from the
Baet Gala will feature different chore- music composed by UF alumna Stella Sung,
ographers with five unique pieces. to the costumes with horse rein harnesses for
The performance will take the audience on the girls.
a progressive trip, from a meeting with Mozart Visit www.danceave.org for more informa-
to a choreographed interpretation of a horse's tion.
Your hear that? That barely au-
dible whisper in the back of your
head? The one telling you to go see
"Ghost Rider" because it's going to be
It's the devil speaking to you,
preying on your mind, hoping to
steer you wrong the same one that
coerced Nicholas Cage, the Academy
Award-winning actor, into making
"Ghost Rider" is based on a
Marvel comic from the '70s that re-
volved around the internal conflict of
Johnny Blaze, a motorcycle stuntman
who signs a satanic pact that barters
his soul in exchange for his father's re-
covery from cancer. Blaze transforms
into a bony, fire-engulfed, chopper-
riding fiend of evil who strikes fear
into the hearts of his enemies.
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what was ultimately a fringe comic.
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attempt to be anything more than
computer-generated images. Johnny
Blaze's lover, Roxanne Simpson,
should receive casting credit as "Eva
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to be witnessed from her.
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might not even be his: In homage to
Scorpion from Mortal Kombat, he
seizes a helicopter with his chain and
pulls it down to him as he yells, "Get
Yes, the film's best line is, "Get
With "Ghost Rider," Cage will lose
his fan appeal like the flesh on his face
with a detached, I'll-piss-in-a-can-
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1 & 2 bed cottages & Apts. $500/mo.
Central AC, WID hookups, close to down-
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2BR/1BA condo, very near UF, at 747 SE
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Cute 2BR house in NE. W/D, DW, screen
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Only $750/mo. No lease required. Avail
March 15. 316-0888 2-23-5-2
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2/2. Pebble Creek Townhouse 3957 NW
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2BR/1BA, washer/dryer, small pets OK,
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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
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$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
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 ofAmerica. Few minute walk to
UF & very close to downtown area. $355/mo/
person. Dan 561-302-6100 2-28-10-3
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 407-461-
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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 unfumished 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
furnished 1BR/1BA in 3BR/3BA @ Melrose
Apartments. $487/mo. Neg. All utils. incl.
Quiet roommates. Lease ends in Dec.
Female only. Gall-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
1BR in 4BR/2BA apt. SW 39th AVe. Avail
now thru Aug. $300/mo. Call Katie @ 904-
I MOST WANTED
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 20070 ALLIGATOR, 15
CABANA BEACH APTS SUBLEASE
for a 1 BR/1 BA in a furnished 2BR/2BA
Washer/dryer & all utilities Inc.
Huge pool & gym. Avail May-Aug
Call 305-542-5626 email@example.com
1BR/1BA on SW 20th AVe. May rent FREE.
No deposit. Longer lease possible. Email
Sublease ASAP Female needed Spring-
Summer 3BR/2BA furnished. Free wireless
and cable $360 all inclusive negotiable. Call
Elena 352-328-6954 2-28-5-3
Roommate Matching HERE
Oxford Manor 377-2777
The Landings 336-3838
The Laurels 335-4455
Hidden Lake 374-3866
Female roommate for one/two female UF
students. Quiet. Responsible. 60 second
walk to UF. Old house charm with all ameni-
ties. Avail Now. $400 up. 352-538-2181.Lv
message. Private Owner 4-25-72-4
FEMALE ROOMMATES NEEDED
(2) for 4/2.5 new townhouse, 10 min from
UF by car or bus, all included $425 954-557-
MOVE IN NOW!!!
Female roommate for furnished 4BR/4BA.
$499/mo all included. Call Jessica 305-510-
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,
cablewlHBO/SHO $550 954-483-4597 2-
QUIET ROOM AVAILABLE
Grad student preferred. $500/mo. No smok-
ing. No pets. 352-373-8545 3-1-20-4
NWArea. Master BR/pvt BA in spacious 3/2
house. CHA, DW, W/D. Lg yd, privacy fence.
$425 + share elec/gas. GATOR rec room.
Behind Publix. No smoking, inside. No pets.
By NW 13 St/39 Ave 328-6252 2-23-16-4
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
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
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. 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 internet.
$475/mo + utils. Call 352-538-7521 3-7-
Male roommate needed to share fumished
house w/yng prof, 15 min drive from campus,
close to bus, free washer/dryer, pvt bdrm
w/bthm, pets ok, Ig fenced yd, lots of trees,
pond, wood deck, hottub, $400/mo + dep (1
mo) + 1/2 until (Directv, phone, wireless, elec)
Ken 954-817-8066 2-28-10-4
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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
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
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Female roommate wanted for nice NW
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Oxford Terrace II -Walk to UF from a brand
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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
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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
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20 units still available. Prices starting in the
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Need to buy or sell you home/condo? Call
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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/
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Great investments. Great locations.
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New, new, new...CONDOS!
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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-
G RAr T iL- .l. .
BRAND NEW CONSTRUCTION
CLOSE TO UF AND SHANDS
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
OWN AT COUNTRYSIDE 4/4 CONDO
Tiled living area & kitchen. Owner occupied.
Clean and well maintained. Price $179,900.
Owner is licensed realtor with ERA Trend
Realty. Call 352-870-8459 for details. 3-
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
0 l Furnishings
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. $140 332-989,9
DINETTE SET 5pc $85 Brand new in box.
Never used. 352-377-9846 4-25-72-6
**BEDS -ALL BRAND NEW**
**Full $80 Queen $100 King $170"
Orthopedic pillow-top sets. Brand name
matching sets not used or refurbished. Still
in plastic, direct from factory! 352-333-7516.
BED- QUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mat-
tress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand
new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver.
Bed- All New King! 3pc Orthopedic pillowtop
mattress set. Brand NEW, still in plastic with
warranty. Can deliver. $170 352-333-7516.
BEDROOM SET- $300 BRAND NEW
Still in boxes! 6 pieces include: Headboard,
2 Nightstands, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must
sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 4-25-72-6
FUTON $60 Solid Oak Mission Style. With
plush mattress $140. All brand NEW still in
box. Can deliver. 352-333-7516 4-25-72-6
Pool Table Gorgeous 8" All wood table.
Leather pockets, Italian 1" slate, carved legs.
Brand new still in crate. MUST SELL Retail
$5500. Sell $950. Can deliver 352-377-9846
Hot Tub/Spa $1295 Brand New Loaded!
Waterfall, LED lights, cupholders, 110-v
energy efficient with warranty. Free delivery,
MUST SELL 352-372-8588 4-25-72-6
Bed-FULL size pillowtop mattress & box.
New, in plastic, warr. Can del. $80 317-4031
Sofa $185 Brand new! Love seat $150 still in
pkg. Can del 352-333-7516
BEDS FURNITURE FUTONS
LOW PRICES & LARGE SELECTION
Dumas Discount 371-4422 1201 E. Univ. Av.
New 0 Used 0 Buy Sell 4-25-7Z,7
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 *King
sets $99 *from estate sale. 376-0939/378-
6005 Call-A-Mattress 4370 SW 20th Ave.
BEDS FUTONS FURNITURE
Quality furniture at reasonable prices.
Morrells Furniture Outlet,
140 NW 6th St. 352-378-3400
Shop ONLINE at www.morrellsfurniture.com
Color TV 19" $40 0 La-Z-Boy recliner $40 *
full size bed $50 large dresser, solid wood
$75 0 queen size bed $60 *AIWA stereo w/
cd $60 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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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
cruise, tilt steering, power windows and
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Call 231-5811 2-22-2-12
Nissan Sentra GXE 1998,
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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-
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The job is 100% sales. Modest salary, good
benefits and excellent working environment.
With resume, send cover letter that must
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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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between 9-4 M-F. 4-25-72-14
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GREAT PAY FOR THOSE WHO STAY! Park
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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
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Attn Smokers! Earn at least $7/hr Smokers
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with a FLEXIBLE schedule. Apply at 105
NW 16th St. 4th floor. Academic Classroom
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Paid survey takers needed in Gainesville.
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within 1830 NE 2nd St hours of 9am 4pm.
Room and Board Included
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The Florida Elks Youth
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The camp runs
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m DFWP, EOE 2-28-14-14
PART TIME CLEANERS
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Clean vacant apts. Call 378-8252 4-12-
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Perfect PT Job
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Email resume to: employment@csi-
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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
Hiring all restaurant/bar positions. 201 SE
2nd Ave. Suite 101. Contact 407-810-0924
or firstname.lastname@example.org 3-20-20-14
Sears, Oaks Mall
Now hiring sales & stock positions. See store
for inquires. May apply online. AA/EOE. 3-
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
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working with people?!!
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e-mail resume: email@example.com
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dent consultants. To learn more please con-
tact: Maggie Brush, Independent Consultant,
@ 386-418-1305 or firstname.lastname@example.org
MEDICAL ASSISTANT NEEDED for ",,,v
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or part-time approximately 20 hours/week
or greater. Experience desired M9 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-
NEIGHBORHOOD CANVASSERS Any ma-
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positively, & effectively. PT, afternoon work.
Earn up to $19/hr. No sales involved. Attend
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PT MORNING OR EVENING
help needed working at a driving range. Must
be available 5 days a week. Apply at 6007
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Must have exp. w/children. Dedicated to
healthy nutrition. Enthusiastic & flexible.
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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 email@example.com
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Good hrly, tips, and health insurance. Top
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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/
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resume to firstname.lastname@example.org 3-2-
Experienced Graphic Designer
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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
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Westside Animal Hospital seeks a PT vet
tech who is energetic + hard working. Tues
+ Thurs 7:30 am noon a must. Exp pref
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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.
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for the right person. One day + a week. You
can arrange your own hours. 377-5000 2-
w/light tax experience. Experihce 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 Laae @ 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,
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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.
for real estate office. Hours 11-7. Must be
dependable and professional with great
phone skills. Please fax resume to Ben Curry
at 352-372-6630 2-27-5-14
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Licensed pharmacy, wholesale club. Sell
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autistic children and adults. $10/hr. PLease
contact Mark at Listerbehavioralsupports.c
om 332-8588 for more info. 2-28-5-14
Flexible Hrs for cleaning, mowing, errands &
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SUSHI AND KITCHEN STAFF
for Bento on Archer Rd. Part time $7.25/hr.
Call 407-257-1175. Immediate openings
Stride Rite children's shoes Oaks Mall
Plaza is looking for a smart, outgoing, child
friendly associate. Fun staff, clean store,
good pay, part & full hours available. No mall
hours! Open Mon-Sat 10-6 Sun 12-4. Come
in or call 331-7463 for e-mail application.
Sl Help Wanted
Mortgate lender has immediateopenings for
college students for telephone sales posi-
tions. No exp required. Flexible hours. Apply
in person between 3-6pm, Mon-Fri. 1900 SW
34th St Ste 206. (2nd fir above credit union)
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Happy energetic fast reliable honest people.
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Camp Counselors Needed at Camp Wekiva
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The countryclub for horses & owners.
Customer lounge w/full kitchen & bath. 250'
x 160' riding ring, round pen & jump pad-
dock. Lessons. 30 acres, 40 matted stalls, 19
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Class sizes limited. 338-1193 for details.
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Flexible Scheduling Exclusive Facility
Call for a free workout
All facilities & amenities: quality instruc-
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with a Yale Masters Guru to help you get that
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Call Terry at 372-3333. Limited Space.
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First hour FREE. 10 years of experience.
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Caring, honest, experienced. Call 352-542-
8540 or 210-1888 2-22-5-16
HIV ANTIBODY TESTING
Alachua County Health Dept. Call
334-7960 for app't (optional $20 fee)
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We buy 10-5, M-Sat. Open to shop til 6. WE
ALSO BUY HOUSEHOLD ITEM. 211 WUniv
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approved by Richard Selwach, no party
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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2007
UF MEN'S BASKETBALL
Gators stomp Gamecocks, net fourth SEC crown
By JENNA MARINA
Alligator Staff Writer
With 37.4 seconds left in
UF's 63-49 victory against South
Carolina, all Joakim Noah could
do was smile.
As point guard Taurean Green
shot two free throws, the forward
stood at center court, his attention
focused behind South Carolina's
That's where a fan shouted to
Noah that No. 17 Vanderbilt was
losing by 19 points to Mississippi
Noah took out his mouth-
piece, smiled and nodded, know-
ing the No. 3 Gators (25-3, 11-1
Southeastern Conference) had
clinched the regular season title
solely for the first time since 1989.
"This is the fourth time in
school history that the school was
able to win an SEC Championship,
and only the second time they
win it outright," UF coach Billy
Donovan said. "I hope because
of the national championship last
year, people don't look at this and
say, 'No big deal, they're supposed
to do it.' It is abig deal."
To celebrate the win, Noah took
off his jersey and swung it around
like a helicopter, ivhile jumping
Donovan knew before the game
that with a win, UF would tie for
the conference title, so he arranged
for a net-cutting ceremony after
"Any time you win a cham-
pionship, you need to celebrate,"
Donovan said. "You need to enjoy
it. You need to cherish it."
UF junior forward Joakim Noah cuts down the net after the Gators' 63-49 win against South Carolina
on Wednesday night at the O'Connell Center. The Gators clinched the Southeastern Conference regular
season title with the victory. Noah surpassed 1,000 points for his career during the game.
Radio commentator Mick
Hubert announced during the
ceremony that Vanderbilt had lost,
and the Gators solely clinched the
"It's weird because you feel like
there's so much basketball left to
play," Noah said. "I feel like we're
cutting nets so soon."
The title wasn't the only thing
for Noah to celebrate.
He joined Corey Brewer and
Taurean Green in the 1,000-point
club when he sunk a layup at 19:19
in the second half.
Although the Gators claimed
the victory soundly, the opening
minutes suggested otherwise.
The score tied four times before
the Gators scored 18 straight in the
The win was not aided by UF's
usually dominant 3-point shoot-
The Gators posted a meager
27.3 percent from behind the arc
and shot 41.4 percent overall.
"We did what we had to do to
win a ballgame," Noah said. "It
wasn't pretty, but we won."
UF was within reach to hold the
Gamecocks to fewer than 12 points
in the first half, which would
have set a new record for th. least
amount of points allowed in a half
since the installation of the 3-point
line in 1986.
Forward Dominique Archie
prevented the breaking of the
record when he dunked with 52
seconds left to hit the 13th point.
The record of 12 points was
set on Dec. 18, 2001 against High
Forward Al Horford led the
Gators with 20 points and nine
Senior Chris Richard chipped
in 14 points on 6-of-7 shooting off
"I feel like Al and Chris really
carried us tonight," Noah said.
"On any given night, any one of
us can step up and tonight it was
Although Noah and Brewer
only scored 6 points a piece, the
duo combined for 25 of the Gators'
UF's victory set a single-season
school record. It was also the 17th
victory at home for another single-
"And that was with all the ex-
pectations being through the roof,"
Donovan said. "I'm proud of them
and I'm proud of what we've ac-
Now that the Gators have
clinched the title, don't expect
them to finish the season on a
"We've won everything that we
could possibly win, but we're still
not satisfied," Noah said. "We're
greedy. We still want more."
Forward Dotson develops as backbone of UF offense
* THE SOPHOMORE AVERAGES 15.5
POINTS PER GAME IN SEC PLAY.
By BRIAN STEELE
Alligator Staff Writer
Marshae Dotson is undersized and over-
Unless you look at her box scores.
All season, her 5-foot-11 frame has been
looked down on by opponents, but it's her
stat line that continues to rise.
The UF women's basketball team relies on
Dotson for nearly all of its post offense, and
she doesn't mind.
"I tell her all the time, she can be an All-
American if she wants to be," senior guard
Kim Dye said. "It just depends on which
day she wants to be that All-American. She's
definitely undersized, but she's probably
stronger than some girls that are 6-6, 6-4. Day
in and day out she's coming in and beats up
on the (practice) guys that beat up on her, so
she's used to it."
Dbtson, who is averaging 15.5 points per
game and just more than eight rebounds per
game in Southeastern Conference play, lit up
Alabama on Sunday for 24 points on 9-of-10
The sophomore forward will be called
upon again tonight at Auburn, when the
Gators (7-20, 1-11 SEC) look for their second
She's never used her size as an excuse, but
Dotson's teammates have taken notice of her
"Battling inside is a
whole different game,"
forward Sharielle Smith
said. "Guards do different
things and post (players)
do different things. From
the very beginning, I've
always thought she's been
Her coach has watched
her growth as well.
- "She's. come from being a role player
playing behind Brittany (Davis) and Dalila
(Eshe) to being the go-to force inside," Coach
Carolyn Peck said. "She's developed a lot of
confidence with that and taken ownership of
While Dotson's thrived this season,
the same cannot be said for the rest of her
team. Even Smith admitted it's been a tough
season. But there's no doubting the joy the
Gators felt after their first SEC win against
the Crimson Tide.
"When the buzzer went off, it was like,
'Did we just win?'" Dye said. "We all just
looked at each other and said, 'Yeah, I think
SEE ROUNDUP, PAGE 20
M 1912: The UF baseball team plays
its first ever game. The Gators tied the
Jacksonville Olympics squad 6-6. The H.D.
McLeod-led team finished its inaugural
I Men's basketball: No. 18 Duke at
Clemson, ESPN, 9 p.m.
UNBA: Heat at Mavericks
TNT, 9:30 p.m.
E Santa Fe continued its dominance of
the Mid-Florida Conference on Wednes-
day night, blowing out St. Johns River
Community College. For a recap, visit the
20, ALLIGATOR N THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2007
Stevens throws 11 scoreless innings as UF sweeps North Florida in doubleheader
ROUNDUP, from page 19
GATORS SWEEP DOUBLEHEADER: Call Stacey
Stevens the comeback kid.
Afi r struggling in two games last week-
end, the senior pitcher came back with 11
shutout innings in Wednesday night's dou-
bleheader sweep of North Florida.
Stevens struck out eight in six innings as
the No. 19 UF softball team picked up a 5-0
victory in the first game.
In the second, she threw five innings in a
1-0 win. UF coach Tim Walton remained con-
fident in Stevens' ability despite the tough
outings last week.
"I've been very satisfied with the way
she's looked," he said. "We really just didn't
score enough runs for her in both those
Stacey Nelson finished the second game,
throwing two scoreless innings.
"The thing I tried to work on really hard
today was to get ahead and stay ahead,"
Nelson said. "I had to keep my walks down,
because that's what hurt me last weekend
- too many walks."
Before the doubleheader, Walton said the
Gators (12-3) must drive in more runs to be
successful. In the first game, the team's of-
fense was what he was looking for.
."We capitalized on a lot
Sof things," he said. "We were
.. pretty aggressive, but I think
it's one of those things where
---* it's a contagious thing. You
Softball get a couple people up there
with a couple big hits and
the next person behind them figures they can
Center fielder Lacy Howard went 2 for
2 in the opener after struggling through the
early season. Her leadoff home run in the
bottom of the second gave UF a 4-0 lead and
cooled her nerves.
"I've been pressing a little too much lately,
so all I was focusing on was hitting the ball
hard," she said. "I didn't see where it went. It
just felt right and then it was gone."
In the bottom of the first in the second
game, third baseman Melissa Zick hit the
game-winning home run, her third homer of
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