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Transgender alum



works for equality


By ALEX TIEGEN
Alligator Staff Writer
atiegen@alligator.org

Fear of insults or attacks convinced
Ivana Black to hide her transgender
identity when she. enrolled at UF in
2004. Black had faced discrimination
before and did not want to be targeted
again, she said. She used her long hair
and convincing curves to pass as a
woman. But when she noticed that oth-
er transgender students were reluctant
to embrace or reveal their own identi-
ties, she felt compelled to come out.
"In order for me to feel comfortable
and for other people to be comfortable,
I had to be visible (as a transgender),"
she said.
During her stay at UF, Black worked
toward making UF a more welcoming
place for transgender students by edu-
cating people about transgender issues
and culture. By the time Black graduat-
ed, she had made UF a home, but it still
had a long way to go. The Student Body
constitution, for example, didn't have a
protection for transgender students.
But that could change if students
approve a referendum during Student
Government elections, which will be
held Tuesday and Wednesday.
If the referendum is approved, the
Student Body constitution's nondis-
crimination clause will be amended to
include the terms "gender identity and
expression."
The current, nondiscrimination
clause does not allow SG to discrimi-


nate based on race, ethnicity, creed, sex,
sexual orientation, national origin, age,
religion or disability.
Gender identity is the gender some-
one attributes to him or herself. Gender
expression is the way someone shows
their gender identity, which can mani-
fest itself in the way someone dresses,
talks or walks.
The amendment would forbid SG
from discriminating against anyone
based on his or her definition or dis-
play of gender,
UF said Adelle
AdmInlstration F o n t a n e t,
Pride Student
Union president and an au-
thor of 'the referendum.
While the amendment will affect all
students, transgender students would
particularly benefit because they are
not protected under the current con-
stitution.
The nondiscrimination clauses of
the Student Body and university con-
stitutions were amended to include
sexual orientation as protected rights
in 2003. However, gender identity and
expression are still absent from both
constitutions.
If the referendum is passed, it would
show UF officials that the majority of
students support the issue, Fontanet
said.
"This is a way of showing that stu-
dents are ready for a change," she said.
Under the amendment, students

SEE GENDER, PAGE 11


Don't stop the beat
A student shows off his
break-dancing skills
on Turlington Plaza as
others watch Thursday
afternoon. The break
dancers, part of Hip-
Hop Collective, were
escorted off campus
by police for violating a
noise ordinance. For the
story, see pg. 3.


OFF-CAMPUS LIFE

Flier circulates venting ire over noisy student renters


'By DANIELLE TORRENT
Alligator Writer

"Tired of looking at the same run-down
rental house with five SUVs in front, loud par-
ties Monday-Sunday nights, and trash cans
on the front lawn?"
According to a newsletter circulating
around the College Park neighborhood, some
residents are.
In an attempt to keep city codes en-
forced, the University Park Neighborhood
Association, which represents the neighbor-


* Freshman center
Marreese Speights'
recent play has
earned himself a
new nickname.
Speights and the
No. 3 UF men's
basketball team
heads to LSU on
Saturday. See story,
pg. 20.


hood north of campus between University
Avenue and Northwest 16th Avenue, is
distributing fliers that list city codes and in-
struct residents to take digital photographs of
violations.
For a recent association initiative, residents
are encouraged to report neglected houses in
the neighborhood. But to some students, it
seems like unwanted finger pointing.
Chad Murray, 21, a senior double majoring
in political science and English, said he found
one of the fliers in his mailbox last week.
He said one section of the flier made him.
feel like his nonstudent neighbors wanted to


"The purpose of this program is to
get citizens more involved ... (and)
improve the quality of living."
Jimmy Harnsberger
UF associate professor

evict him.
That section reads: "Please 'adopt' a prob-
lem house on your street and help make our
neighborhood attractive to families."
While the neighborhood association's pres-
ident, Jimmy Harnsberger, said the program is


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M Vanessa Goodwin
and Eve Rizzo both
have a passion for
politics and both
want to be the next
Student Government
vice president.
For profiles of the
pair, see pg. 9.


not aimed at students, he said students often
overoccupy houses, which leads to other code
violations.
"It's very difficult to put five or six renters
in a home and not park your cars on the lawn,"
Harnsberger said. "Overoccupied homes are a
risk to the residents as well."
The percentage of homes that have been
purchased by investors for the purpose of
renting has increased over the years, so the
neighborhood association has a renewed in-
terest in the issue, Harnsberger said.
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EDUCATION

UF fights to pull in future engineers


By NICOLE SAFKER
Alligator Contributing Writer

The United States is full of things built
by engineers cars, paved roads, draw-
bridges and plastics. But colleges aren't
building enough engineers.
UF's College of Engineering, like
engineering schools nationwide, is strug-
gling to attract students, while the United
States is facing stiff competition from
other countries.
Engineers Week, a week full of events
that began Monday and ends Sunday,
is one of the ways the college is trying
to attract students, said Joseph Tedesco,
the chairman of the college's Civil and
Coastal Engineering Department.
Even though there are great job oppor-
tunities for engineers nationwide, he said,
American universities are not graduating
enough of them to keep up with develop-
ing countries like India and China.
He said the United States is ranked
25th, tied with Costa Rica, in the number
of engineers who graduate yearly per


capital, a statistic he found frightening.
A big part of the problem is the
American public's view of engineering,
he said.
"I think engineers can view
themselves, and many of them
do, as significant contributors
to the enhancement of our
quality of life in society."
Joseph Tedesco
Civil and Coastal Engineering,
Department chairman

"A lot of young people these days get
their perception of career opportunities
from television," he said. "There are all
these programs about doctors, lawyers,
CSI there's not any TV programs about
engineers."
Since engineering isn't perceived to
be a glamorous profession, many people
aren't interested in pursuing it, he said.


But what people don't know is how lu-
crative a career in engineering can be.
According to the U.S. Department
of Labor, an entry-level engineer with a
bachelor's degree can earn about $50,000
a year.
Tedesco added that students from his
department speak to middle school and
high school students in hopes of recruit-
ing them for the program.
He said he has looked into what guid-
ance counselors are telling students about
engineering and found it disappointing.
Aaron Clausen, a UF sophomore
majoring in aerospace and mechanical
engineering, said he always wanted to be
an engineer but couldn't remember ever
hearing about it in school.
Though Tedesco said .an engineering
career might not be glamorous, it could
allow someone to make a difference.
"Engineering is a very rewarding ca-
reer," Tedesco said. "I think engineers can
view themselves, and many of them do,
as significant contributors to the enhance-
ment of our quality of life in society."


By JESSICA PONN
Alligator Writer

The Hip-Hop Collective, a student performance group, was
asked to stop drumming and freestyling on Turlington Plaza
Thursday afternoon after the University Police Department
received a noise complaint about the ruckus.
The caller, who was in the Computer Science and Engineering
building, said that the volume was disturbing his class.
The group set up at about 10:30 a.m. to promote their up-
coming event, Soul Cypher. At about 2 p.m., police arrived and
asked them to quiet down.


UPD frequently receives complaints about noise on
Turlington, said department spokesman Lt. Scott Richard, but
often people are just complaining about the content of preach-
ers' speeches.
"It's not our practice just because someone says
0 it's loud to make people leave," he said.
OnC m Charles Harriott, president of the student
Campus group, said he plans to adjust the noise levels and
continue promoting throughout the week.
Soul Cypher 2007 will take place Thursday through Sunday
nights at different locations and will feature hip-hop perfor-
mances and competitions in a variety of categories.


Web a tool


for stalkers

By NATASHA AIGUESVIVES
Alligator Contributing Writer

Facebook has privacy settings for a rea-
son.
According to a 2006 survey of 1,490 UF
students, 25 percent of respondents said
they had been stalked during that year, and
7 percent reported engaging in stalking.
In the six stalking cases reported on
campus, five victims were women, and in
the sixth case, the victims were a man and
a woman.
Paul Schauble, a psycholo-
Public gist who works at the UF
"a "S ;' Counseling Center, said there
probably have been more cases
of stalking than were reported.
Although Sgt. Hank Spurlin with the
University Police Department said the
cases he's dealt with have not been serious,
whenever someone reports, a stalker, the
police take it seriously.
"If the victim feels threatened, they
should give authorities a call," he said. "We
make contact with the person and let them
know the victim isn't interested."
Both Spurlin and Schauble said online
networking sites, such as Facebook, can
help stalkers find out information about
their target.
"It may start innocently, but the more the
stalker needs to satisfy his or her impulses,
it can become an obsession," Schauble said.


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AROUND GAINESVILLE

Deal saves money, energy


By MIKALA KUCHERA
Alligator Contributing Writer
Gainesville Regional Utilities and The
Home Depot in Gainesville are partnering to
save energy and lower their customers'
electric bills.
A promotion, sponsored by the two com-
panies, offers discounted pricing on compact
fluorescent lighting, which uses one-third less
energy than incandescent light bulbs.
Until March 25 or until supplies run out, a
four-pack of compact fluorescent light bulbs,
which usually retails for $7.97, is being sold at
The Home Depot for $3.97.
"We're hoping that people will start to
realize that this new lighting is a lower watt-
age, which basically means it will help lower
their electric bill and, more importantly, save
energy," said Eric Anderson, a salesman at The
Home Depot.
The promotional bulb lasts about 10 times
longer than a standard incandescent light bulb
and, in addition to lowering lighting costs, also
generate less heat, so it cuts cooling costs, ac-
cording to the Energy Star Web site.
In general, compact fluorescent lighting
saves about $30 or more on energy costs over
its lifetime, according to Energy Star, a joint


program of the U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy.
"We're trying to educate people," Anderson
said. "A lot of people come in here and are
confused by this weird-looking light bulb, but
they're really effective and wonderful for the
environment. We're hoping that this promotion
will help people become familiar with these
lights and all of their benefits."
"We're hoping that people will
start to realize that this new
lighting is a lower wattage, which
basically means it will help low-
er their electric bill and, more
importantly, save energy."
Eric Anderson
The Home Depot salesman

The promotion seems to be working. The
Home Depot sold nearly 2,500 of the bulbs on
the sale's first day alone, drawing the atten-
tion of student organizations like Gators for a
Sustainable Campus.
"It's really exciting," said Anderson. "We're
making a change."


Chinese delegates visit


By IAN KOSLOW
Alligator Contributing Writer
A delegation of four representa-
tives from Tsinghua University in
Beijing, China, are visiting UF until
Sunday.
The representatives came to
observe UF in an effort to improve
their own university, said Nan Bin,
the chief of the Student Affairs
Office at Tsinghua University.
"I think the students at UF are
very lucky," Bin said. "There are a
lot of great organizations here that
give students wonderful opportuni-
ties and chances."
* The delegation arrived Feb. 12.
During her stay, Bin has taken sev-
eral tours of the campus, talked to
students and met with staff from the
Division of Student Affairs.
Mike Mironack, the director of
operations for the Reitz Union, gave
Bin a tour of the Reitz, allowing her


to ask questions and learn about the
student-run organizations at UF
"This is a great opportunity for
us as well as them," Mironack said.
Three translators assisted Bin
on the tour, two of whom are UF
students.
Bin said during the next sev-
eral days at UF, she looks forward
to meeting more
Multicultural people and having
AffairS an American din-
ner with some of
the friends she has made..
"I've gotten a lot of advice
and good ideas to bring back to
Tsinghua University," Bin said. "All
the people I have met have given me
a warm reception and have helped
in coming up with ways to improve
my university."
Bin said ltat although she will be
heading back to Beijing on Sunday,
she will be bringing a little piece of
the Gator Nation with her.


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The cal's meow


Local lady has soft spot for stray kitties


By JESSIE COLEMAN
Alligator Writer
jcoleman@alligator.org


When Kathleen Garrett slips out
her front door, someone is always
trying to sneak inside. By now,
she's accustomed to the brush of fur
against her legs and the wiggling
of bony bodies trying to wedge
themselves between her feet and the
doorway.
Sometimes in the spring, a furry
pile of cats sleeps outside her door,
like a single slumbering watchdog
ready to wake at the slightest crunch
of leaves under approaching foot-
steps.
But Garrett, a 60-year-old
Gainesville resident, moves swiftly
and defensively out the door, her
body a taut shield against the
squirming intruders.
The house is her domain, and
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Garrett, a business owner and
chiropractic assistant, cares for the
motley bunch of stray and orphan
cats that live in her yard like pets.

Feeding frenzy
"Babies," Garrett sings in a high-
pitched voice. "Babies, babies."
A chorus of meows responds
almost instantly. Cats bound from
every direction, leaping over bush-
es, crawling from underneath the
house through crevices in the cedar
side paneling, jumping down from
the roof and rolling off the hoods of
Garrett's cars.
A mob of ravenous cats at her
feet, Garret finds it difficult to walk.
They purr, paw, push and rub.
Though they speak no English,
they know the word "baby" means
food for them.
With a plastic pitcher of cat food
(the cheapest she can find at Sam's
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Kathleen Garrett, 60, stands beside some of her cats as they eat.
Garrett provides homes to 21 cats on her 4.5-acre property.


ontheporch onthe side ofherhouse.
The pellets barely plunk against the
dishes before being gobbled by the
swarming cats.
"They act like they have not eat-
en. This is their third time," Garrett
said with a chuckle. "They're pigs.
They're not cats at all."
Garrett spends about $34 a
month on four 25-pound bags of cat
food. She also feeds her cats table
scraps and leftovers.
"They love pizza," she said.
"They fight over spaghetti."
The cats also eat small animals in
Garrett's yard, such as snakes, moles
and squirrels. Sometimes they leave
"presents" the carcasses of small
rodents outside her front door.
Although Garrett gives the cats
free reign of her yard, most dawdle
near the side porch, where Garrett
keeps two 4-foot-tall wire cages
and about three cardboard boxes
for them to sleep and live in. She
lines the cages with cardboard and
drapes towels and blankets over the
tops to provide some extra warmth
in the winter.

What's in a name?
Garrett keeps a running tally on
her fingers of the cats spilling over
her porch a mixture of tailless
Manx cats, long-haired Siamese and
other breeds. She names off the cats
as they eat and calls for the strag-
glers.
Peaches, an orange-and-white
ball of fluff, purred like a freight
train at Garrett's feet.
"Peaches has an attitude," Garrett
said. "Peaches likes to bite you now
and then, just to taste you."
Lanor the whiner, a runty
Siamese who picks fights often,
swatted defensively at another cat
walking past.
Pickles, the 1-year-old white
Manx and the baby of the lot,
chewed playfully on Garrett's shoe-
laces. But with 21 cats, sometimes
Garrett loses track.
"This is Chewy," Garret said,
holding a white-and-gray fluffy cat.
Then, taking a harder look, she said,
"No. Are you Chewy? Now wait a
minute, who are you?" After a pause
she exclaimed, "Oh, Kiwi!"

Before the 'babies'
Despite her unusual collection


of cats, Garrett hasn't always been a
cat person. She has always had dogs
and once owned a farm with horses,
goats, chickens and other animals,
but she avoided cats until about 10
years ago.
For most of her life, Garrett

associated cats with puffy eyes
and a swollen throat. Sometimes
her symptoms were so severe she
needed cortisone shots to help her
breathe.
Arlene Stewart, a cat owner and
35-year friend of Garrett's, said
that Garrett would complain about
her allergies even on short visits to
Stewart's house. They only subsided
after she started taking a dietary
supplement.
Around Now,Stewart's
Gainesville three cats seem
like nothing com-
pared to Garrett's litter.
"How many does she have now?
I don't even know," Stewart said.
"Twenty-one! That's a riot," she
laughed when told.
Even so, Garrett never sought
companionship in cats.
Instead, they came to her, left
haphazardly in a cardboard box on
the side of State Road 121.
Of the four kittens abandoned
near Garrett's house, three were flat-
tened trying to cross the highway.
Garrett found the only survivor, a
black-and-white alley cat, at the end
of her driveway, napping with her
dog at the time, a Great Dane named
Harley.
The youngest of Garrett's three
sons, Michael, named the kit-
ten Maurice after a character on
the cartoon show "Animaniacs,"
which aired on The WB Television
Network. Garrett started leaving
milk for the kitten in a dish by her
house, and Maurice stayed in the
yard, sometimes playing with other
nearby strays.
Then, in a moment of surprise,
Garrett realized that Maurice, who
she had believed was a male, was
pregnant. Maurice birthed about
nine kittens, and the numbers in-
creased from there. Other stray and
homeless cats joined the family, and
Garrett adopted cats that her friends
no longer wanted.
With the numbers multiplying,
Garrett's daughter-in-law, Lauren,
urged her to curb the cats' repro-
duction with help from Operation
Catnip, a nonprofit organization
sponsored by UF's veterinary


school.
Now, Garrett takes all of her cats
to the Operation Catnip free clinics,
where they are spayed, neutered
and vaccinated for free. The orga-
nization keeps the stray and feral
cat population in Gainesville under
control and cips the left ear of all
cats that come through the clinic.

The death of a loved one
Although Garrett closely moni-
tors her adopted vagrants, there are
some cats she couldn't save.
Garrett's rose garden serves as
an unmarked grave for the dead,
and she knows where each body
rests underneath small mounds of
dirt. For four of the graves, dug only
in the last year, the dirt still seems
fresh, and the taint of death lingers.
Three of Garrett's cats died on
the same day last year, mauled to
death by three pit bulls that lived
next door. Garrett came home to
find the dogs on her porch stairs,
playing a bloody game of tug of war
with her cat Neo.
Startled by Garrett's flailing and
yelling, the dogs dropped the nearly
dead Neo, who flopped down the
stairs. Garret cuddled Neo in a towel
until he died in her arms a few min-
utes later. She found two other bitten
and bloody carcasses in her yard.
The pit bulls were euthanized,
but the death of the cats remains in
Garrett's memory.
The fourth mound belongs to
Maurice, who had become deaf and
blind with age and failed to avoid
Garrett's car tires.
"When I felt that thump in the
tire, it was Maurice," Garrett said,
shaking her head with somber frus-
tration.
But the soft nudge and constant
companionship of. the survivors
buoy Garrett, even in face of death.
Their playful pawing and persistent
cries for attention are just as much a
fixture in Garrett's life as the graves
beneath her thorny rose bushes.
For her oldest son, Gary, 40, the
initial surprise of his mother's cat
collection has wor off. He visits
every week with his children, who
flock to the cats like heat-seeking
missiles, dragging them around the
yard with big grins. To Gary, the cats
are more than his mother's pets or
hobby. They are part of her identity.
"She's about two steps away
from being the crazy cat lady," he
jokes.


Congressman visits SFCC students, discusses GI Bill


* STUDENT VETERANS SAY THE BEN-
EFITS AREN'T GOOD ENOUGH.

By KATIE EMMETS
Alligator Contributing Writer

Congressman Cliff Steams, who repre-
sents Ocala and Gainesville in the House of
Representatives, came to SFCC on Thursday
because several student veterans said their GI
scholarship benefits aren't good enough.
Nine student veterans approached Steams
about the educational programs available to
veterans who are attending college. Most of
the issues dealt with not receiving enough
money to pay for their full tuition.


The Montgomery GI Bill entitles veterans
to 36 months of public college or university
tuition. To receive the benefits, the soldier has
to pay $1,200 during his or her first year of
service.
"Most decide to utilize this great gift of the
GI bill," said Ricky Heckerson, an SFCC stu-
dent and Air Force veteran. "But after being in
the service from either four or 24 years, they
lack the mathematical and grammatical skills
taught by school."
The only way to fill the education gap for
many soldiers is to take remedial courses,
Heckerson said. These classes do not count
toward graduation and can take up to eight
months away from the 36 months of educa-
tion provided by the GI Bill.


"I am going to have to take out loans to fin-
ish my last year of school," Heckerson said.
Even though soldiers are not able to use
their educational benefits while serving,
National Guard soldiers lose all of them upon
leaving the military.
James Tompkins re-
ceived a Bronze Star when
he left the National Guard.
When he left the service, his
educational benefits were
revoked, he said.
"National Guard
Steams soldiers are carrying an
enormous amount of the
burden in the war on terror, often result-
ing in multiple deployments for individual


soldiers," Tompkins said to Steams. "They
should at least be entitled the same period of
time to use their education benefits as mem-
bers of active duty."
Leland Hill, an SFCC student and the
president of the Collegiate Veterans Society,
told Steams he had a problem with the latest
GI Bill, which compensates troops based on
consecutive terms of service. He said the bill is
unfair to troops who are deployed for several
short periods instead of fewer, longer terms.
Steams said he thinks UF should chip in to
help veterans.
"The University of Florida comes to me
every year to ask for money," he said. "If I'm
helping out with all of the programs, the least
they can do is help out the veterans."






6, ALLIGATOR N FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2007


Ed i to,-. ..
It's been a long, hard week for the Darts & Laurels
Department but this is nothing compared to what
next week will be what with Student Government Spring
elections and all. We've had a hard enough time dodging
stickers, fliers and countless smiling campaigners man,
we hate smiling faces. But the real push has not yet begun.
The swarms will really descend in force upon the Reitz
Union Colonnade, Turlington Plaza and the Plaza of the
Americas Monday and Tuesday the terror should sub-
side a bit on Wednesday. You can forget eating your veg-
etables and halava in peace with those obnoxious pants-
on-a-pole fluttering about.
But we're not bitter or anything. It is only four more
days, after all. So, SG hopefuls, kick off your boat shoes,
set your Blackberries to vibrate and grab a venti extra-hot
half-fat latte for this week's edition of...


Darts & Laurels

No surprise here: We've got a guess-the-Gator-boys-
are-still-hot LAUREL for the men's basketball team,
which won the Southeastern Conference Championship
Wednesday night. Joakim Noah scored his 1,000th career
point during the game, joining a club that includes Corey
Brewer and Taurean Green. Of course, this championship
is no guarantee of another one. Anything can still happen
during March Madness. But if the team stays on its game,
we have no doubt they can win the national champion-
ship, too see you in Atlanta, boys.
Next we have a how-the-hell-does-one-steal-a-cow-
anyway DART to members of a cattle-theft ring in
Marion County. The suspects took their knowledge from
high school agriculture classes a little too far and
they've turned quite a profit over the past few years. It's
just like selling stolen cars to chop shops, but the fact that
it involves cows is pretty bizarre.
Besides, we need those cows for our favorite 24-hour
diner. Here's a nothing's-better-than-onion-rings-and-a-
strawberry-shake-at-3-in-the-morning LAUREL for the
recently rebuilt Steak 'n Shake on the comer of Southwest
13th Street and 16th Avenue. We're excited because this
location has a milkshake station just for the drive-through
- not that we'll use it or anything. We aren't fatasses who
thrive on greasy burgers and thick, delicious chocolate
milkshakes. OK, we've gotta stop we're drooling all
over our desks.
Next up, a we'll-finally-lear-where-that-stairwell-
goes LAUREL to the Hub, which will reopen March 19
after almost three years of renovation. Finally, the UF
International Center and UF Computing Help Desk can
move to their new homes next to another shiny new
Starbucks. Just what we need more student junkies
hopped up on caffeine and consumerism.
We've got a great-job-procrastinating-on-this-one
DART for the Student Senate, which forgot to make some
changes to the election codes over the summer. Don't
misunderstand us we're glad it's cleaning up the codes
but it sure waited until the last possible minute.
Our cappuccinos are almost gone and the voice mails
won't stop coming, but we have one final but-it-sure-was-
cathartic-wasn't-it DART for Britney Shears ahem,
Spears. There are rumors swirling about a breakdown,
drug tests and the loss of custody of her two children to
their infinitely more responsible father, Kevin Federline.
This is just begging for a Lifetime Television adaptation.
Let's just hope that when it comes to entering rehab, the
third time's a charm.


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and if you're like the average UF student, you're ( budgetary plans on rhetoric,
sick and tired of hearing about them. Despite the their platform exposes a dis-
ink already spilled on these pages urging you to vote turbing dearth of SG experience.
one way or another, as the only columnist with any real However, despite an apparent
experience in SG, I feel compelled to opine. lack of concern for making its
A month ago I wrote a column urging students not Josh Simmons platform points practical or at-
to pay attention to SG until SG pays attention to them. letters@alligator.org tainable, its platform shows at
I have seen very little thus far in this campaign to con- least a mild sense of ingenuity
vince me that any possible outcome of this election will and initiative.
effect such a change. If you're looking for a major difference between the
The Gator Party's executive ticket is, to put it simply, two parties, then look at the manner in which they've
fantastic. Having worked with Ryan Moseley, Gator's conducted their campaigns. The Gator Party has been
presidential candidate, I have no doubt that he truly has nothing but forthright, friendly and considerate at
the interests of the student body at heart. His dynamic least as much as an SG political party can be.
personality and work ethic provide a stark contrast to Pants, on the other hand, has run the dirtiest cam-
the impersonal and chronically ineffective current SG paign in recent memory. From its inflammatory cam-
President John Boyles, and he will make a terrific presi- paign complaints to its classless, obscene logo, it has
dent. spent nearly all its time trying to demean its opponent
The Pants Party purports to present a reasonable instead of promoting any real vision for SG. If you need
alternative in what would have otherwise been a one- any reason to vote against the Pants Party, there it is
party race. Pants' presidential candidate, Bruce Haupt, just imagine how students capable of such venom
is like his opponent charismatic and hard-working would act in office.
- and he would certainly be a capable president. But But I've just expended my entire word allowance
there's little indicating that he is taking himself or this giving you irrelevant and useless information, because
campaign any more seriously than he did last semester, here, loyal readers, is my conclusive and entirely seri-
Neither party's platform is particularly inspiring. ous recommendation: Don't vote.
Gator's platform is perfectly feasible and largely ben- The outcome of this election has been assured for a
eficial to students without a particularly high price tag. while, and despite whatever the blue- or brown-clad
However, there's very little innovation in its platform campaigners tell you, your solitary, worthless vote -is
- ivhile it gives voters very few reasons to vote against not going to make one iota of difference. On Tuesday
them, it also gives voters very few compelling reasons and Wednesday of next week, I encourage you to flaunt
to vote for them. with pride your indifference, your apathy and your de-
The Pants Party platform is highly idealistic many liberate lack of an "I Voted" sticker. There's absolutely
of its points are completely unfeasible or unrealistic. By no reason to do otherwise.
flogging dead issues such as promising an Asian- Joshua Simmons is an economics sophomore. His column
American institute or proposing to revisit the issue of appears on Fridays.
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Reader response
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Letters to :-- i;

Caregivers Web site provides more info
On behalf of the UF Bateman Team, thank
you for the excellent article by Danielle Torrent
about our efforts to reach out to caregivers in
the Gainesville community to let them know
they are appreciated and where they can go
for help. One very important resource for care-
givers many of whom are UF employees
or parents of UF students is the "Family
Caregiving ... it's not all up to you!" Web site,
www.timeforcaregivers.org. This is a helpful
resource that can point caregivers in the right
direction to find information and help.
Sarah Yansura
Bateman Team member




'Everything but' girls may mislead men
I'm writing in response to the guest column
printed in Thursday's Sex on the Avenue.
While I commend the author's recent deci-
sion to abstain from sex until she knows her
partner's intentions, I caution other women
who decide to adopt her approach. The choice
to "mess around" with a guy and then say no
to anything further is not only messing around
with him physically it is also.messing with
his mind. The author says that sex is a big
deal, so why is she using it to play immature
games? This is not how a woman retains re-
spect. I urge "everything but" women to make
their position clear to their partners from the
beginning. Just as the author doesn't like be-
ing misled when it comes to the possibility of
a relationship, it is also unfair to mislead a date
when it comes to the possibility of sex.
Panagiota Papakos
3JM


Light bulbs produce less mercury in the end
I am writing in response to Brent Radcliffe's
letter Thursday about compact fluorescent'
lightbulbs. Compact fluorescent lightbulbs
are really a win-win situation. The catch is that
about half of the power in the United States
comes from coal, contributing a lot of mercury
to the environment and many other harm-
ful emissions. Every five years, the energy it
takes to run one incandescent lightbulb from a
coal power plant will put about 10 milligrams
of mercury into the air. However, running a
compact fluorescent bulb would add about
2.4 milligrams, and there are fewer than four
milligrams of mercury in the bulb itself. Plus,
incandescent lights do not last nearly as long.
On top of that, a responsible citizen will re-
cycle their used compact fluorescent bulbs.
So, that's just the worst-case scenario still
a huge win.


or five different computers on campus every
day at work, in libraries, even friends' dorm
computers. I can check my e-mail at all these
places with ease because they have Internet
access. Does Mr. Falcone think I should install
Thunderbird on all these computers with
abandon?
Either way, there is an easy way to fix
WebMail, one that was being used until fairly
recently e-mail forwarding. If the school
would simply allow us to forward our e-
mail to a more fully featured application like
Gmail or Hotmail, it would quell most of the
problems with WebMail even if it makes
WebMail obsolete in the process.
Camilo Payan
1EG

U U


Wylie Green Pro-Life Alliance not religion-affiliated
2LS I am writing in response to Stacey Kroto's
letter to the editor Wednesday The assump-
tion that she made about the Pro-Life Alliance
feeling that "these aborted fetuses are some-
Not all can download e-mail Web clients how all Christian and apparently in need of
I'm writing in response to Michael 'saving,'" is a dangerous one. When looking
Falcone's letter concerning WebMail. He sug- out at Arlington National Cemetery, one sees-
gests that students should simply install some rows upon rows of crosses. Yet, the cemetery
software, such as Mozilla Thunderbird, and does not have any sort of religious affiliation.
that UF should spend its WebMail-fixing dol- Does it detract from the honor of the soldier
lars elsewhere. While I have nothing against because a cross is used instead of a crescent
Mozilla Thunderbird, that's hardly a solution. moon or a Star of David? Does it make his or
It's pretty obvious from the fact that people her death any less significant? In that same
complain about WebMail that many students way, the Pro-Life Alliance's Cemetery of the
are using it. This means they either can't or Innocents was in no way designed to have an
won't use Thunderbird or Outlook for their underlying Christian sentiment. It is, instead, a
e-mail and that's unlikely to change. In my reminder to those on campus that we are losing
case, as a student living off-campus, I use four our generation to the atrocity of abortion. One


in every three children conceived in this coun-
try is killed. The Pro-Life Alliance's purpose is
to educate students about this horrific fact.
One can see how sex education and birth
control has worked in our society. One in four
teens still contracts a sexually transmitted
infection, despite the "education" efforts of
Planned Parenthood and similar organiza-
tions. The majority of women 54 percent
- that obtained abortions were using contra-
ception. This is the fruit of preventative educa-
tion. Instead of focusing on tiny details, look
at the bigger picture: More than 47 million
children have been killed by abortion in the
United States since 1973. The Pro-Life Alliance
is a nonreligious, nonpartisan pro-life group
on campus. Meetings are Thurdays at 7:30
p.m. in Reitz Union, Room 288.
Anders Bergmann
3LS




Homelessness article covers the facts
I'm writing to say thanks for the article
you published recently about homelessness in
Alachua County by Drew Harwell. In my 11
years in Gainesville, it was the best article I've
seen yet that covered the many facets of home-
lessness and really dug beyond the superficial
stereotypes that color most people's percep-
tions of homelessness in Gainesville. It was
really refreshing to read, and I've gotten good
feedback from a number of homeless folks on
the nuances the story picked up. In any case,
thanks, and keep up the good work.
Jon DeCarmine
executive director, Gainesville/Alachua County
Office on Homelessness


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COMEDY

Theatre Strike Force to host marathon stand-up show


By KIM WILMATH
Alligator Contributing Writer

Twelve hours is a long time for
college students to spend doing
anything, except maybe sleep-
ing. And a 12-hour event that
has "stand-up" in the title seems
pretty comical.
But that's exactly what one UF
group plans to do.
The Theatre Strike Force will
host its third annual 12-hour
stand-up comedy show at the
Orange & Brew from 1 p.m.
Friday to 1 a.m. Saturday.
Senior Jamison Webb, presi-
dent of Theatre Strike Force, said
there will be a few rehearsed
sketches, but most of the comedy
will be audience-generated im-
provisation.
"People can see a show that's
never been done, never will be
done again, is only being done
for them and is only being done
because of them," he said.
The show is free, and dona-
tions will be accepted for the
American Cancer Society's Relay
for Life.
The group will also have
prizes for whomever's the last


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(From bottom:) Bathing-suit-clad improvisers Tommy Sharp, Kate Matarese, Danielle Black and Ricky
Dunlop lie on Turlington Plaza on Thursday afternoon to promote their upcoming Theatre Strike Force
marathon stand-up comedy show, which will raise money for cancer research.


to laugh or for the 100th person 500 to 600 people to attend, and
to make a suggestion for a skit, he hopes to raise $500, all of
Webb said. which will be donated to the can-
Webb said the group expects cer society.


Bruce Shaw, supervisor at the
Orange & Brew, said the group
always draws a crowd.
The group is made up of more


than 50 people, but only the
die-hard members will stay the
entire 12 hours, Webb said. Most
people will come in shifts.
Theatre Strike Force Treasurer
Catherine Alford, a mathematics
junior, is largely responsible for
organizing the event.
Alford said she wanted to do a
fundraising show.
"I'm really passionate about
Relay for Life because one of the
biggest mentors of my life passed
way from cancer," she said.
Other improvisation groups,
such as Generation, Sunday
Group, Impromedy Gainesville
and Pancake Water Hamburger
will perform too, Webb said.
These groups are largely made
up of Theatre Strike Force mem-
bers.
Theatre Strike Force performs
at the Orange & Brew for Gator
Nights once a month. They also
perform at dorms, apartments
and for student organizations for
free. They even enjoyed a stint at
an 11-year-old's birthday party,
Webb said.
"We love to perform," he said.
"We'll perform for one person
- it doesn't matter."


Some Ugandans can learn to read, thanks to UF student


* THE STUDENT STARTED A DRIVE
TO STOCK UGANDAN LIBRARIES.

By REBEKAH HUDDER
Alligator Contributing Writer

All too often, children in Uganda are
forced to drop out of school around fifth
grade to start working. They no longer have
the opportunity to read or attend school.
Joel Hartter, a geography doctoral can-
didate at UF, is making an effort to improve
their lives through the Foundation for
Children and Education in Uganda.
Hartter joined the foundation after do-
ing research in the east African country


the past two summers. The foundation
established three libraries in Uganda, and
Hartter helped opened a fourth during the
time he was there.
He started a book drive in Gainesville on
Feb. 15 to help stock the libraries' shelves.
"Anything we provide increases their
standard of living on a whole," Hartter
said.
While in Uganda, he talked with people
in small communities outside national
parks about how the formation of the parks
changed their lives.
When a national park is established,
people can no longer go into those bound-
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"They're all farmers," he said.


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Activism population who left school
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to send as many pounds of books, Hartter
said. They hope to send more.
All types of books are being accepted,
but many Ugandans cannot read beyond
a high- school level. Textbooks, includ-
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human hygiene, and women's health, are
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By JOANNA BLAZ
Alligator Writer
jblaz@alligator.org
From the moment Vanessa Goodwin
saw the sun set on the UF campus from
the Reitz Union, she knew it was where
she wanted to be.
The "small-town girl" from South
Carolina and the Gator Party vice
presidential hopeful said she wants to
bring more accessibility and diversity to
Student Government.
Goodwin has promoted diversity as
assistant director of SG's Multicultural
Affairs Cabinet and with her involve-
ment in Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority.
She attributes her accomplishments
to her upbringing.


"I'm a representative of my hard-
working family," said Goodwin, who
enjoys playing chess with her dad.
The only person Goodwin knew
when she got to campus was her sister,
Jessica, but she quickly made friends as
a member of the Fightin' Gator Marching
Band, where she played clarinet.
"I'm a representative of my
hardworking family."
Vanessa Goodwin
Gator Party's vice presidential hopeful

The political science junior considers
herself very spiritual, basing her life on
her Christian-beliefs.


After she was rejected from running
for Student Senate three times, she felt
even more motivated, she said. As an
SG cabinet chairwoman, Goodwin has
developed her own vision of how SG
should be run. She said she also learned
how to get students' opinions.
"I remember when I was a freshman, I
didn't feel like SG was representing me,"
she said. "(I want to) go to students and
ask them what they need."
Goodwin has been passionate about
law since she participated in Girls
Nation, a leadership program for high
school-girls in Washington, D.C.
Goodwin plans to graduate in May
2008 and then hopes to go to law school.
Eventually, she wants to open a law
firm.


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By JOANNA BLAZ
Alligator Writer
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In second grade, she was the bold little girl who drew
Abraham Lincoln on the board and said she wanted to
be president.
That passion for politics never went away, and now
the Pants Party's vice presidential candidate, Eve Rizzo,
is still dreaming of becoming a Supreme Court justice.
"I'm fueled off my own passion," she said.
Rizzo is now president of the Phi Eta Sigma Honors
Fraternity.
She has also been involved in Student Government
Senate, serving as Women's Affairs Cabinet director and
as a replacement senator for one term.
She was a member of the Senate's Information and
Communications Committee, where she realized the im-
portance of communication between SG and students.
"I was shocked there was no channel of communica-
tion to students," Rizzo said.
Student As a junior double majoring in po-
GovernmOnt litical science and telecommunication,
Rizzo has been taught the importance
of making sure every voice is heard, she said, and prom-
ised to make this a priority if elected.
Rizzo who enjoys soccer, volleyball, scuba diving
and cinematography wants to promote one-on-one
contact with students.
She wants to use of polls and surveys to find out what
students want from SG.
During her time in the Senate, Rizzo was frustrated
with the indifference some of the senators and executives
showed toward SG.
"For someone to just be detached and say, 'This is as
good as it gets,' ... it's disheartening," she said. "It's im-
portant for you to identify what you believe and stand
by it."
Seeing the flaws in SG has made Rizzo determined to
complete many of the goals on the Pants Party platform,
she said, mainly restructuring the Cabinet.
"There is no need for some positions," she said.
Rizzo believes she would be a good vice president be-
cause politics and debating are a major part of her life.
With her experience and her ideas, Rizzo said she is
eager to change SG for the better.
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By DREW HARWELL
Alligator Staff Writer
dharwell@alligator.org

University Corers is gearing up to
begin demolition on the final building
standing in the way of its $187 mil-
lion megacomplex, developers said
Thursday.
Crews are now waiting for permis-
sion from the city to flatten the build-
ing, said University Comers spokes-
man Henry Rabell.
He predicted the demolition would
begin within 30 days.
The Starbucks at that location,
which closed Friday, was the last busi-
ness to close on the three-block site
designated for the complex.
Developers have been trying to ne-
gotiate the end to leases of occupying


businesses for more than one year.
University Corners-manager Annie
Johnson predicted the demolition
would take a few weeks.
Because of the building's proxim-
ity to the sidewalk, large backhoes
will most likely be used to dismantle
the building piece by piece, instead
of a wrecking ball,
Around Johnson said.
Gainesville Construction on
University- Corers
is scheduled to begin
this summer and finish as early as
September 2009.
The eight-story complex, which
will feature about 70,000 square feet
of hotel rooms, stores, restaurants
and condominiums, is planned for the
northwest corer of West University
Avenue and 13th Street.
About 30 percent of the condos
will house students, Rabell said in a
December interview.


Students to vote on constitutional change to protect gender identity


GENDER,from page 1


who apply to be part of SG or its Cabinets
cannot be discriminated against because of the
way they show their gender. For example, if a
man were to wear a dress, SG couldn't deny
his participation in the Senate for that reason.
Fontanet said students' support of the
amendment would be a sign that the campus


environment has become more accepting.
Discrimination against transgender stu-
dents often goes unreported because most
transgender students don't want to call at-
tention to their gender identity, Fontanet said.
This is also the reason why it's hard to mea-
sure how many transgender students attend
the university.
"They want to be seen as the gender they
identify with," she said.
Pride Student Union first presented the


amendment as a bill last summer. It was
approved by six senators and contested by
three.
James Modica, a senator for the College of
Agriculture and Life Sciences, spoke against
the bill when it was first presented. He said
he did not disagree with protecting the rights
of gender identity but thought the term "gen-
der expression" was too vague and could be
exploited.
The bill was presented for a second time


on Aug. 1. That day, it was passed with
unanimous support and converted into a
referendum. Modica did not oppose the bill
the second time because lack of support for
his ideas.
To become an official amendment, the ref-
erendum needs to be approved by 60 percent
of the students who vote during the election.
Black said she hopes the amendment will
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By JESSICA DaSILVA
Alligator Writer
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Homer Simpson didn't have much in common with the Teenage
Mutant Ninja Turtles until Leonardo was identified as his running
mate for the upcoming Student Government elections.
When asked what cartoon character she was most like during one
of two SG debates Thursday, Gator Party vicepresidential candidate
Vanessa Goodwin said she's most like Homer Simpson. She said she's
clumsy but "gets things done through that clumsiness."
E.J. Walicki, Gator treasurer candidate, said he was like Leonardo
from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles because he keeps everyone
in line.
The Asian Student Union, which host-
"t S' %w ed the first debate, asked three questions,
":'-: including the one about cartoons.
The Pants Party's vice presidential
candidate, Eve Rizzo, said one of the most
pressing issues on Pants' platform is the drawing up of plans for an
Asian student institute on campus, using funds from the Capital
Improvement Trust Fund, which the state provides. Rizzo said Pants
would try to emphasize the institute's importance to administrators.
"We're not going to, excuse my French, kiss the asses of the admin-
istration," Rizzo said.
Goodwin, however, said while she wouldn't promise building the
institute, she would start talking to trustees about it.
Both candidates for treasurer supported channeling money into
Kaleidoscope Month, though Walicki said he supported re-evaluating Charles Roop / Alligator
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Stinson and Walicki elaborated on the subject. Presidential candidates Wild crew. The Girls Gone Wild tour bus was parked outside on South Main Street.
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NOISE, from page 1


"The purpose of this program
is to get citizens more involved ...
(and) improve the quality of living,"
said Harnsberger, an associate pro-
fessor at UF.
At a student party in Murray's
neighborhood on Saturday, the
residents received a noise violation
at 10:45 p.m. when the group of


about 15 people was playing a small
boom box.
To combat unruly social gather-
ings, Gainesville Police Department
officers volunteer for Party Patrol
duty on nights and weekends, said
GPD spokesman Lt. Keith Kameg,
who was on the patrol for six years.
Party Patrol receives about 40 to 50
calls per night, he said.
Kameg said 98 percent of the
time, officers issue noise warnings


or citations because people com-
plained to police.
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no-fun police, but
at the same time,
we want to make
sure no one gets
hurt," Kameg
Kameg said.
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police try to mediate when neigh-


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somewhere along those lines.
He said students should speak
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association's bimonthly meetings.
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Rustic 1BR apt. $345/mo.
*1BR cottage $375/mo. Call 378-9220 or
mobile 213-3901. 4-25-72-2


3BRACROSS FROM UF
Avail FALL, Pets ok
Vaulted ceilings, open late
From ONLY $490/BR!!
371-7777 collegeparkuf.com
4-25-72-2


Sll- For Rent
unfurnished


LYONS SPECIAL
$99 1st month's rent
377-8797
4-25-72-2

WAKE UP & WALK TO'UF
Studios, 1 & 2 bedroomsfor fall
Starting @ $554
Pet friendly, Pool
*Come See Us! Open Late 372-7111*
4-25-72-2

HUGE Floorplans !
Leasing Now & Fall Open wkends!
1 from $629 2 from $689
3 from $829 Pools! Pets ok
Bike to UF 335-7275 4-25-72-2

LOVE GOING OUT DOWNTOWN?
Luxury Apartments With the Best Location!
Studios* 1 Beds* 2&3 Bed townhouses!
W/D *Alarm* Pets OK* 1mile to UF
Live downtown!!! 338-0002
4-25-72-2

Apartments off SW 20th Ave. Close to shop-
ping, bus line and a few miles from UF. Price
range $425 to $525. Includes water, sewer,
garbage and pest control. Sorry no pets al-
lowed. Call 335-7066 Mon-Fri. 4-25-72-2

! Move in Today or Fall I
Walk/Bike to UF Pets ok
Affordable rates from $540!
Great pools/courtyards!
Open wkends 372-7555 4-25-72-2

Deluxe, Large 3, 4, 5, 6, 7BR apt/house, 60
second walk to UF. Remodeled, Old House
charm. Central AC, washer/dryer included.
Wood floors. With Parking. By Private
Owner. 538-2181 Iv message 4-25-72-2

Don't Sweat the Small Stuff!
Move into a LARGE 3BR today!
Pool, Alarm, Free UF Parking
Pinetreegardens.com 352-376-4002
4-25-72-2

Deluxe, large one or two bedroom, 60 sec-
ond walk to UF. Wood firs, washer dryer
included, fireplace, patio deck. Can furnish.
Short term available. Private Owner. $595-
up. 352-538-2181. Lv msg 4-25-72-2

SLEEP IN, GET TO CLASS ON TIME
Close to UF!!!
Luxury 1/1, 2/2 flats & 3/3 TH
FREE cable HBO/Show & Tanning
Gated Alarms Pet Friendly
Oxford Manor, 377-2777
4-25-72-2
"New Luxury Villas"
Fenced yard perfect for pets!
HUGE 1, 2 & 3BRs with W/D
FREE Cable w/HBO/Showtime*
Alarm *Tanning from $510
Limited Space***374-3866
4-25-72-2

** ELLIE'S HOUSES **
Quality single family homes. Walk or bike to
UF. www.ellieshouses.com 352-215-4991 or
352-215-4990 4-25-72-2

2/2 incl. WID Across from UF!
LUXURY! Pets welcome,
Alarm, Available for Fall
Open Weekends 371-7777
4-25-72-2

SIGN A LEASE, WIN A PS3!
Luxury 1, 2, and 3s!
Cable*Tanning*Gated*Sauna
24-Hr Gym*Ask for Furn and RMM
Leasing NOW and FALLI (352) 335-4455
4-25-72-2

*NOWLEASING FOR FALL*
1BR $639, 2BR $739, 3BR $929
Great location*Spacious*lncludes some utils
Alarms*Park FREE @ UF*Pets welcome
www.SpanishTrace.org 373-1111
4-25-72-2


For Rent
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TREMENDOUS TOWNHOMES
2/2 & 3/3 townhomes Avail Summer/Fall '07
Cable w/HBO, tanning, gym
Private Dog Park*All the extras!
Call for specials 377-2801
4-25-72-2

Get yours before it's gone!
Spacious 1, 2, 3, or 4BR close to UF.
Includes water, sewer, 2 pools,
On-site laundry, gym, &we love pets!
Call 376-2507 or www.BivensCove.com
4-25-72-2

THE LUXURY YOU WANT...
AT THE PRICE YOU NEED
Remodeled HUGE 2 & 3 Beds
Cable*W/D*Tanning* We Love Pets
Why spend more? 372-8100
4-25-72-2
**MOVE IN TODAY**
2 & 3 bedrooms Available Now.
HUGE! 1.3 miles to UF!
ALL pets welcome!
377-7401 www.boardwalkapt.com
4-25-72-2

Be the BIGGEST on the block!
1 or 2bdr this FALL. We love ALL pets!
Pool, Gym, Park @ UF, Bball, Tennis
Call 4 Specials! 352-332-7401
4-25-72-2

STUDIO APT
60 sec walk to UF. Short term avail. 1 or 2
rooms $425 & up. Call 352-538-2181 4-
25-72-2

We Love Pets
1,2,&3 BR Flats w/Screened Porches
FREE Alarm*FREE Tanning*W/D
Gated Entry*Cyber Cafe*Pool w/ Sundeck
24hr Gym & Sauna*Only 1.5 miles to UF
Hurry, they won't last long**372-0400
4-25-72-2

Live at a Legend!
The Polos of Gainesville
will give you the best college experience
with Spacious Apartments, Three Pools
with Jacuzzis, HUGE Gym, Billiards Room,
and many more amenities! Minutes from UF,
shopping and Shands. On all major RTS
bus routes. All at a rate that won't break
your bank! Call now for specials: 335-7656
4-25-72-2

Affordable & Quiet Living
-1 & 2 BR Apartments -
Close to UF and Shands,
Butler Plaza, Great dining
$549-$835 Call 376-1248
4-25-72-2

GOT SPACE!
We do! Currently leasing
1,2,3, & 4BRs for FALL
Pool, Alarm, Free UF Parking!
pinetreegardens.com 352-376-4002
4-25-72-2

MINUTES FROM UF!!!
313's from only $486 per Bdrm
4/4's from only $452 per Bdrm
FREE Cable w/ HBO/ SHOWTIME
FREE Tanning, 24hr Fitness Center
Ask About our Huge 2/2.5 Townhouses
336-3838 TheLandingsUF.com
Convenient Bus Route!
4-25-72-2

FORGET YOU HAVE ROOMMATES!
Huge 4BR townhomes w/W/D. 1662 sq.ft.
FREE gym membership and FREE cable!
352-332-7401 4-25-72-2

FIDO WELCOMEIII
1, 2 & 3 BRs for Now/Fall.
Pool, gym, New Ceramic Tile
ONLY 1.3 miles to-UF
377-7401 www.boardwalkapt.com
4-25-72-2


S For Rent
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Live in Luxury
*Leasing Now and Janl*
2/2*3/3*414
Ind. Lease *AII Inclusive
373-9009
4-25-72-2

Sign a lease, Win a PS3!
Luxury 2/2 and 3/2!
Cable*Tanning*Gated
24-Hr Gym*Furn Avail
Leasing Now and Fall! 367-9910
4-25-72-2

1st MONTH FREE
1BR Villas Starting @ $499. Please call: 352-
375-3077 or 352-373-2818 4-25-72-2

BIG AND CHEAP
2/1.5 apt 1100 sq ft $595
3/2 apt 1300 sq ft $695
1800 NW 4th St. Over 20 houses also
available 373-4423 www.maximumre.com
8-15-168-2-

ACTION REALTY
Furnished apartments close to UF
Individual bedroom leases
Semeseter leases
$399 $725
www.Action-realtors.com
352-331-1133 3-30-54-2

~**~*~-*-*~*~*~Walk to Classl~-*-*-*-*
Studio from $565, 1BR1BA from $689,
2 bedrooms from $779 *** 4BR from $469
Photos, Virtual Tours, Specials & more at
LiveNearCampus.com
4-25-72-2

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
4-26-72-2

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
Ventura Apartments
1902 SW 42nd Way
352-376-5065
4-25-70-2

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-
0101 2-26-40-2

Available after March 1,
Walk to campus
Studios $325 to $395
1 bd $375 & $395
Gore-Rabell Realty 378-1387
www.gore-rabell.com 4-25-65-2

/ 2BR Wood floors
Across from UF!
Pets welcome
Open weekends and late
371-7777 collegeparkuf.com
4-25-60-2

MOVE IN TODAY
Walkto UF!
Studios & 1 bedrooms
From only $699
Open Weekends 371-7777
4-25-60-2

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-
8209 3-1-35-2







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5 For Rent
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EXCLUSIVE DOWNTOWN APARTMENTS!
BRAND NEW LUXURY NOW LEASING!
Wood Firs*Stainless Steel Appliances*W/D
Designer Studios*l BRs*3 BR Townhouses
BE THE ENVY OF ALL YOUR FRIENDS!
GOING FAST-SIGN TODAY! 338-0002
4-25-5-22

Save $$$! Move-in TODAY!
2BR, 3BR or 4BR Ask about our 2006 rates!
376-2507 or www.bivenscove.com
4-25-65-2

Across from Shands/UF
Summit House Condos
NowrQepting 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 UFO3BR houses from $1400
*4BR houses from $160003BR patio
homes from $130004BR patio homes from
$16000 1-2BR apts from $475 Ample park-
ing. DalyProperties.com, Carol 377-3852
3-30-39-2

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
2-26-20-2

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
2-28-22-2

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
$550/mo. 2-27-20-2

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
2-28-21-2

**LUXURY APTS**
CLOSEST TO CLASS
2BR/2BA available for Fall
wvmw.LookingGlassApartments.com
111 NW 16th St. #1. Call 376-1111
4-25-56-2

Historic Duckpond
1BR/1 BA in vintage house. Hardwood floors.
W/D Quiet area, large yard. 3 blocks to
downtown. 304 NE 6th Street. $525/MO
379-4952 Available April or May 3-5-20-2

Historic Duckpond
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

Studios and 1 bedrooms
Across from,UF! Avail Fall
Wood floors, pets ok
Open late and weekends
371-7777 collegeparkuf.com
4-25-62-2

SW 20th AVE CONDO
S2BR/2.5BA. Perfect for Roommates.
Pool, bus route, W/D, $800/mo
904-382-0286 3-5-15-2

*ABSOLUTE LUXURY*
2/2 Town Homes & 3/3 Flats
FREE Water *Cable Tanning* Gym
Roomate match available
Leasing Now/Fall 379-9255
4-25-26j-2


2/1 Cottage Apt 5 blocks to UF all new
inside. W/D Hookups. Energy Efficient A/C,
cute & cozy. $600/mo. Available now. Chris
505-3032 2-23-6-2

1 & 2 bed cottages & Apts. $5001mo.
Central AC, WID hookups, close to down-
town & UF, Cute A MUST SEE! See photos
& info @ www.rentalworkshop.com 352-
870-0904,318-4553 3-6-12-2


For Rent
S unfurnished

HOUSESI I 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 3-6-12-2

$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
352-870-0904 3-6-12-2

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-
0490 3-2-10-2

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-
2-10-2

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
2-23-5-2

www.10houses.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
nancy@10houses.com or call 352-336-6116
3-19-15-2

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

Windmeadows Sublease
LARGE 1BR/1BA $650/MO
AVAILABLE NOW!!!
Seconds from movies & shopping
Call Chris 352-226-5909 3-2-8-2

**1 BR/1 BA College Manor
150 feet from campus. Cheap! Please call
305-519-3614. Ready in March! Pool! 3-
22-15-2

*Cozy 2/2 rental: Haile Village*
Avail April Contact: 352-337-1740
Large, Sunny, Bright, & Many Upgrades
Walk 2 cafes, stores & restaurants
Many running trails! Pets Allowed 3-29-20-2

1 BIk to UF. 1017 SW 1st Ave., 2Br/2.5 Ba
TH. Lg. kit, parking, W/D, D/W, over 1100
sqft. Avail. Aug 1,218 NW 14th St- 1Br/ 1Ba
efficiency w/ bonus room or 2nd BR,. wd firs.,
window a/c, Call 333-0800. 3-8-5-2

2158 sq ft 4/3 home rent/sale NW Gville mins
from campus. Appliances stay, remodeled,
wd firs, 2 car gar, deck, 1/2 acre, beautiful
landscaping, low utils, fenced. $1,550/m,
$2K SD. 3120 NW 31st Blvd, 352 466-0358
4-12-30-2

U Subleases


Sublease ASAP at Campus Lodge
1BR/1 BA Available
Fully Furnished
$500/MO NEGOTIABLE
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
2-28-20-3


Uf Subleases


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 2-28-10-3


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 jbrar7@yahoo.com or call 407-461-
0355 3-7-15-3

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-
8581 2-23-5-3

Summer Sublease
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
2-26-5-3

Sublease 1BR/1BA unfurnished apt @
SUNRISE Apartments.
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. 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

1BR in 4BR/2BA apt. SW 39th AVe. Avail
now thru Aug. $300/mo. Call Katie @ 904-
629-1646 2-28-5-3

CABANA BEACH APTS SUBLEASE
for a 1 BR/1BA in a furnished 2BR/2BA
Washer/dryer & all utilities Inc.
Huge pool & gym. Avail May-Aug
Call 305-542-5626 chenza21@hotmail.com
3-7-10-3

SUMMER SUBLEASE
1BR/1BA on SW 20th AVe. May rent FREE.
No deposit. Longer lease possible. Email
banana11@ufl.edu. 3-7-10-3

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

Available now til August! (unfurnished) Large
1 BR/1 BR in4BR/4BA apt. StoneridgeApts on
34th. Rent $361/mo + cable and utilities. Call
Mike 256-2970 3-1-5-3

Sublease 1BR/1BA HOUSE NW Gainesville.
Available April. $650 + utils. Fenced yard &
screened porch. Call 218-340-8335 3-1-5-3


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Roommate Matching HERE
Oxford Manor 377-2777
The Landings 336-3838
The Laurels 335-4455
Cobblestone 377-2801
Hidden Lake 374-3866
4-25-72-4

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-
4769/baezwpa@bellsouth.net. 3-9-64-4

MOVE IN NOW!!!
Female roommate for furnished 4BR/4BA.
$499/mo all included. Call Jessica 305-510-
1474 3-5-40-4

Roommate needed for 3/3 twnhse in gated
comm. Lg BR w/pvt BA & walk-in closet. New
appliances, carpet & paint. All amenities &.
utils incl. 24hr gym, pool, Bball, HS internet,
cable w/HBO/SHO $550 954-483-4597 2-
23-20-4

QUIET ROOM AVAILABLE
Grad student preferred. $500/mo. No smok-
ing. No pets. 352-373-8545 3-1-20-4

NW Area. Master BR/pvt BA in spacious 3/2
house. CHA, DW, W/D. Lg yd, privacy fence.
$425 + share elec/gas. GATOR rec room.
Behind Publix. No smoking inside. No pets.
By NW 13 St/39 Ave 328-6252 2-23-16-4


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sible & mature female roommate. $400/MO
+util. Available ASAP. Located at Brandywine
on Archer Road. Email yttek@hotmail.com or
305-332-6566 2-28-17-4

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
robbyn@ufl.edu or 386.316.0566. 3-6-20-4

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. davem@ufl.edu 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
2-26-10-4

Female roommate wanted for 1BR/pvt BA
in 3BR/3BA townhome in Rockwood Villas.
W/D. UF & SFCC busline, wireless internet.
$475/mo + utils. Call 352-538-7521 3-7-
15-4

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 yd, lots of trees,
pond, wood deck, hottub, $400/mo + dep (1
mo) 1/2 util (Directv, phone, wireless, elec)
Ken 954-817-8066 2-28-10-4

2 ROOMMATES NEEDED
for 3/2 in Boardwalk Apts; $425 all included;
on bus route; starts August '07; Call Aida
786-543-0336 2-28-10-4








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Parker Road Baprist
Church
3200 SW 122nd Street.
Dr. James Jackson, Interim
Pastor 332-4991. 9:45 Sunday
School Worship @ 11am & 6pm
Wednesday Worship @ 7pm and
Youth WOW @ 6:30pm




Holy Trinity Episcopal
100 NE First Street Sunday
Services SummerWorship Schedule
Holy Communion 8am, l0amand.
6pm. Wednesday Service 12-15pnm
Healing and Holy Communion.




Creekside Community
Church
SundayAdultElectives, 9am. Sunday
Service, 1030am. Wednesday College
Bible Study (at Christian Study
Center) at 700.2640 NW 39th
Avenue, for more informationcall
352-378-1800 wwwcreeksideccog




Hillel Jewish Student
Center
This Shabbat, do it Jewish! Join
us every Friday night at 6:30pm.
Your choice of student-led
services: Orthodox, Conservative
and Reform, followed by a free
glatt Kosher Shabbat dinner! We
also serve the only daily gourmet
Kosher lunch and dinner in
Gainesville. Join us for great
food, Shabbat, Jewish Programs
and more...

Lubavitch Jewish
Student Center
Your home away from home.
Friday Night Li -e'
Services& 5hjbbatr DLrnner
Spring Semester 7:30pm.
352-336-5877; 2021 NW 5th Ave.
www.JewishGator.com
(5 blocks north of the stadium)




First Lutheran Church
SAnd Gravity Campus Ministry
1801 NW 5th Ave.
Services @ 8:30 & 11
Free College Lunch After!!!
www.fallingupward.org 376.2062
College Worship Wed. 8p.m.




University United
Methodist Church
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S372-8183 or myuumc.com


Islamic Center of
Gainesville
1010 W Univer:ir .Aec
Friday Prayer r 1 '.1 pm
352-372-1980
Hoda Center
5220 SW 13th tr.
Friday prayer: -.1 pm
352-377-5656




The Rock of Gainesville
The Rock is a non-denominational
Christian Church, making a
revived effort in the college
scene in 2007. Our college
group RockUF is now meeting
by campus Wednesday nights
(9PM) at the Baptist Student
Center (on University Avenue).
For details & campus activities,
visit www.rockuf.com. Weekend
services are Sundays at 8:45am
and 11am; call 352-331-ROCK or
visit www.therockonline.org.

University City Church of
Christ
www.gatorsforchrist.org College
ministry meets at University City
Church of Christ. Bible class
Sunday at 9:30am and Wednesday
at 7pm- plus service projects and
much more!




First Presbyterian Church
Missing your home church? Come
worship with us at 10:55am and
then be our guest at The College
Cafe for a nutritious lunch.
www.lstpc.org/collegegroup
106 SW 3rd Street 352-378-6565

Presbyterian & Disciples of
Christ Student Center
Open, affirming and
spiritually diverse. Taize
worship sun. at 7pm $1
Dinners Weds. at 7pm.
Theology on Tap Thurs. at
Stubbies Pub Downtown 8pm
1402 University Ave,
376-7539, pdcsc.org




Christian Study Center
X-ih, ,, ...rk: !.r...,.lys at 8pm.
Home of Pascal's Coffeehouse.
Open Monday-Friday.
112 NW 16th St. 379-7375.
For more information, visit
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all Roommates

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-
703-5253 2-23-5-4

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
352-328-4995 2-26-5-4


Rockwood Villas
2BR/2BA for rent, W/D, all appliances, $425/
room + sec dep, call Abby 352-281-5617
4-9-60-2

Room for rent.
$400 all utilities included.
Male only. Near 43rd & Newberry. 256-7227
2-26-5-4

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
3-6-10-4

Female roommate wanted for nice NW
home between UF and SFCC. $250-$325.
www.UFtutor.com/room for details
2-27-5-4

Mature professional to share 3BR/2BA pool
home. Near UF safe neighborhood across
from Plaza Royale movie theater. No alcohol
or drugs. $325/mo + 1/3 utils. Furn or unfum.
Call 371-3837 3-1-5-4

Roommate needed for 3BR house in quiet
NW neighborhood near bus rt. Incl laundry &
hi-speed internet. $275/mo + 1/3 utils. Prefer
grad student or professional. Available March
1st. Call 338-2086 3-1-5-4

Lg Master Suite in new home;
15 min to VA, Shands & UF.
NS professional only. Util, cable
S& wireless intemet incl. $495/mo
Leave msg @ 376-7632 3-1-5-4


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Sell your house, condo, acreage, mobile
home and much more in the ALLIGATOR
CLASSIFIEDS! Reach over 24,000 possible
buyers! Mastercard and Visa accepted over
the phone. Please Call 373-Find

PRE-CONSTRUCTION, NEW, & EXISTING
CONDOS & HOUSES FOR SALE
NEAR UF AT AFFORDABLE PRICES.
SEARCH HERE OR RECEIVE A FREE
AND COMPLETE LIST VIA E-MAIL. Visit
www.mattpricerealtor.com or Call Today,
352-281-3551, Matt Price, Campus Realty.
4-25-72-5







Newly renovated 1 & 2 BR units starting
at $99,900 (as-is at $86,900). Steps from
Shands, VA, Dental School, New Cancer
Center & more! Visit mmparrish.com/
serv_construction15.cfm or Call Coldwell
Banker, MM Parrish, Realtor 352.372.5375.
2-28-132-5'


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
ominiums.com. 2-28-132-5


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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.
2-28-132-5

Pre-Construction Pricing next to campus
Oxford Terrace II -Walk to UF from a brand
new condol www.oxfordterrace.com. Call
Eric Leightman with Action Real Estate
352-219-2879 4-25-72-5

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
www.CondosNearUF.com
Campus Realty 336-3900 3-8-40-5

Woud You Like to Live Near UF?
Stop Renting, BUY NOW!
Free List of Available Homes
www.HomesNearUF.com
Campus Realty 336-3900 3-8-40-5

I BUY
houses, condos, land & any other real estate.
Can close in 3 days, all cash. 727-560-6081
4-25-68-5

FSBO mile from UF!
Awesome 3BR/2BA house
Comply renovated, sep liv/fam rm
Reduced to sell at $219,000
1617 NW 10th Terr. 352-538-7879
2-26-30-5



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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
2-27-30-5







Walk to UF and stadium from luxurious
Jackson Square Condominiums.
Built to last a lifetime Priced from mid-$250s
Call 352-870-9453
4-25-72-5

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
2-28-25-5

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.
2-27-20-5

2 4/4 condos close to UF.
Oxford Terrace & Countryside.
Great investments. Great locations.
Great living. Owner financing available.
727-463-1976 2-28-20-5


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THE PALMS
C o N 1o 0 M I N I o M S
New 2BR/2BA condos. Prices starting
in the $260,000's. Guaranteed Pafling.
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...CONDOSI
STOP RENTING.
Buy NOW! Free list of new condos.
www.NewCondosNearUF.com
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.
407-616-7496 2-28-15-5

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
convto Shands/UF. $139,900. 352-246-5958
2-28-15-5

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-
10-5




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BRAND NEW CONSTRUCTION
CLOSE TO UF AND HANDS
Starting in the mid $170's
2BR/2.5BA Townhomes
Gated Community on Bus Route
2508 SW 35th Place
OPEN HOUSE Tu-F 2-5, Sat & Sun 1-4
Contact Birdie Murnane, Venture Realty
of North Florida at 352-222-8888 or visit
WWW.ALEXANDRACONDOS.COM
3-2-10-5

OWN AT COUNTRYSIDE 4/4 CONDO
Tiled living area & kitchen. Owner occupied.
Clean and well maintained. Price $1798900.
Owner is licensed realtor with ERA Trend
Realty. Call 352-870-8459 for details. 3-
21-15-5

Turnkey Condo. Quiet 2BR/2BA renovated
w/fireplace. in gated golf community w/pool,
tennis courts, and more. New wood firs,
carpet & appliances. Asking $158,900. Call
352-472-3509 3-8-10-5

Auction 115+/- acres divided homesites,
cropland, hunting, planted pines, Worth
County, GA. 2 commercial warehouses,
Doerun, GA. Saturday, March 3 @ 10 a.m.
(800)323-8388 www.rowellauctions.com.
2-23-1-5

PALM HARBOR Factory Liquidation Sale.
2006 Models Must Go! Modular, Mobile &
Stilt Homes. 0% DOWN When You Own Your
Own Land!! Call for FREE Color Brochure.
(800)622-2832. 2-23-1-5

$0 DOWN HOMES Gov't & Bank
Foreclosures! Low or no down! No credit OK!
Call Now! (800)749-2905. 2-23-1-5

ST. PETERSBURG CONDOS Resident
Owned, 55+, No Rentals or Pets, Many
Activities/Amenities. 1 Bedroom from
$55,900, 2 Bedrooms From $79,900, Call
Elaine King, Panache Realty, (727)525-
9018, (727)321-5028. 2-23-1-5

So. Central FL. Waterfront Land Sale 1 to
3 Acre from $199,900 So. Cen. Fl's finest
lakefront community. Enjoy two large natural
lakes & numerous man-made lakes & pgnds
in a great loc.! Gated, private. Excellent
financing. Call now (866)352-2249 x 1183.
2-23-1-5

FL LAND BARGAIN!! 67 ACRES Only
$670,000. Beautiful oaks, great pastures,
secluded setting. Perfect for horses! Close to
state park & easy access St. Mary's River. 30
mins Jacksonville, FL. Call Now (800)898-
4409 x 1106. 2-23-1-5


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16, ALLIGATOR U FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23; 2007


SReal Estate


AAH! Cool Mountain Breezes! Murphy,
North Carolina Affordable Land, Homes,
Mountain Cabins, on Lakes, Mountains &
Streams. FREE BROCHURE (877)837-
2288 Exit Realty Mountain View Properties
www.exitmurphy.com.. 2-23-1-5
,,,,
North Carolina Cool Mountain Air, Views
& Streams, Homes, Cabins & Acreage.
FREE BROCHURE (800)642-5333. Realty
Of Murphy 317 Peachtree St. Murphy, N.C.
28906. www.realtyofmurphy.com. 2-23-1-5

BEAUTIFUL N. CAROLINA. WINTER
SEASON IS HERE! MUST SEE THE
BEAUTIFUL PEACEFUL WESTERN NC
MOLY AINS Homes, Cabins, Acreage &
INVESTMENTS. CHEROKEE MOUNTAIN
GMAC REAL ESTATE... cherokeemountain
realty.com Call for free brochure (800)841-
5868. 2-23-1-5

NC Gated Lakefront Community. Pleasantly
mild climate 1.5 acres, 90 miles of shoreline.
Never offered before with 20% pre-de-
velopment discounts, 90% financing. Call
(800)709-5253. 2-23-1-5

NORRIS LAKE PROPERTIES Waterfront-
#902, .77ac's only $125,000 Lake view-#144,
3.5ac's only $48,900 Call Lakeside Realty @
(888)291-5253 or Visit www.lakesiderealty-
tn.com. 2-23-1-5

Hurricane of a deal! NE Georgia's best kept
secret for outstanding lakefront property.
Visit us at www.lakerussellproperties.com or
call (706)213-9318. 2-23-1-5

40 MILE MTN VIEWS 9 +/- AC $116,900.
Incredible mountain getaway, private
National Forest and Trout Stream access.
Perc, new survey, near Blacksburg VA Call
owner direct at (877)202-2727. 2-23-1-5

GA/FL Border. Grand Opening Sale! 20 AC
$99,900. Pay No Closing Costs 20 wooded
acres in GA. Coastal region. Loaded w/
wildlife. Long rd frontages, utils, new survey.
Subdivision potential. Excellent Financing.
CALL NOW (800)898-4409 X 1115. 2-23-
1-5

Lake Access Bargain 1+ Acres, $34,900
with FREE Boat Slips! RARE opportunity to
own Ixin on spectacular 160,000 acre recre-
ational lake! Mature oak & hickory, park- like
setting with lake access. Paved rd, under-
ground utilities. Excellent financing. Prime
waterfronts available. Call now (800)704-
3154, X 916. 2-23-1-5

LARGE TROUT STREAM 17 ACRES-
$199,900-STATE ROAD FRONTAGE Avery
RARE land offering over 1200 feet of a large
private trout stream. Great low rate financing
available. Call now, newto market. (877)777-
4837. 2-23-1-5

Mid Winter Sale! Golf Homesites Just
$89,900. MAKE NO PAYMENTS UNTIL
2008! Pristine wooded homesites.
Spectacular golf community. Mountains of
SC. Limited time offer. Call (866)334-3253,
X 1185. 2-23-1-5

NEW PRICE! 10+ AC- $299,000! UPSCALE
Equestrian Gated Community! 200 Year old
Oaks. Established lush pastures. Paved
private rds, u/g utilities. 2 miles from HITS!
Exc financing! Call (868)352-2249 X 1156.
2-23-1-5

Owner Says Sell! 36+ AC- $197,000 50%
BELOW Recent- Cert. Appraisal Nicely
wooded acreage in private, secluded set-
ting. Mature oaks & pines, abundant wildlife,
gated community. Registered survey, power
& phone. Excellent financing. Must see!
Call owner now (866)352-2249 x. 1179. 2-
23-1-5

RARE! NATIONAL FOREST FRONTAGE
& TROPHY TROUT STREAM. LARGE
ACREAGE PARCELS NEW TO MARKET.
www.NationalForestLand.com. 2-23-1-5

VIRGINIA MOUNTAINS Log cabin shell on 2
private acres near very wide trout stream in
the Galax area and New River State Park,
$139,500 owner (866)789-8535. 2-23-1-5


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WATERFRONT BARGAINS! 1 TO 7 acre
waterfronts in Alabama from $49,900- Boat
to Gulf of Mexico! Beautifully wooded, pan-
oramic water views, trophy fishing/ hunting.
Next to state parks. County road frontage,
utilities, county water. Excellent. financing.
Must see..Call now (800)564-5092 X 527.
2-23-1-5

GEORGIA LAKE PROPERTIES CLOSEOUT
SALE FIRST 2 YRS. PAYMENTS ON US!*
Lake Access from $49,900 Lakefront from
$124,900 Common dock, paved roads, u/g
utilities. 71,000 acre lake on GA/ SC border.
Sale Saturday, March 3rd! Call for your ap-
pointment today! (888)LAKE-SALE x. 2182
*Some restrictions apply. Offer void where
prohibited by law. Terms and conditions sub-
ject to change without notice. 2-23-1-5

South Central Florida. Owner Says Sell!! 5
Acres- $99,000. 50% Below Recent Certified
Appraisal. Unbelievable opportunity to own
5 acres of meadows & woods in excellent
location. 50% OFF recent appraisal!! Great
financing. Call now (866)352-2249, x 1097.
2-23-1-5


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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-
377-9846 4-25-72-6

MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT $350
Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must
sell. Can deliver. Retail $2300. 352-372-
74904-25-72-6

BED KING $170 PILLOWTOP
mattress & box springs. Orthopedic rated.
Name brand, new, never been used, in
plastic with warranty. Call 352-372-8588 Can
deliver. 4-25-72-6

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
4-25-72-6

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
4-25-72-6

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-
72-6

FUTON Solid oak mission-style frame w/
mattress. New, in box. $140 332-9899

DINETTE SET 5pc $85 Brand new in box.
Never used. 352-377-9846 4-25-72-6

"BEDS -ALL BRAND NEW**
"Full $80 Queen $100 King $170"
Orthopedic pillow-top sets. Brand name
matching sets not used or refurbished. Still
in plastic, direct from factory! 352-333-7516.
4-25-72-6


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.
4-25-72-6

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
.4-25-72-6

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
4-25-72-6

BEDS FURNITURE FUTONS
LOW PRICES & LARGE SELECTION
Dumas Discount 371-4422 1201 E. Univ. Av.
New Used 0 Buy 0 Sell 4-25-72-6

BED SETS CLOSEOUTS
Sealed in plastic Twin sets $89. Full sets
$129. Queen sets $149. King sets $189. 352-
376-0953 or 352-378-6005 4-25-72-6

MEMORY FOAM- Same as Temperpedic
Save 50% & more. Other closeouts. Twin
sets $89. Full sets $129. Queen sets $149.
King sets $189. Student discounts apply.
4370 SW 20th Ave. 376-0953 We Deliver!
4-25-72-6

*Beds *Full mattress & boxspring sets $49
Queen sets $89 OSingle sets$39 *King
sets $99 Ofrom estate sale. 376-0939/378-
6005 Call-A-Mattress 4370 SW 20th Ave.
4-25-72-6

BEDS FUTONS FURNITURE
Quality fumiture at reasonable prices.
Morrells Furniture Outlet,
140 NW6th St. 352-378-3400
Shop ONLINE at www.morrellsfumiture.com
4-25-72-6

Color TV 19" $40 0 La-Z-Boy recliner $40 *
full size bed $50 0 large dresser, solid wood
$75 0 queen size bed $60 9AIWA stereo w/
cd $60 0 old magazines Aero Digest 19451
1953 over 50 $95 0 335-5326 3-1-4-6

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-
327-2426 3-5-10-6


FREE
QUEEN SIZED SLEEPER COUCH
Call 378-5894 3-1-5-6 -


* FOOZEBALL TABLE w/beverage holders.
$200; 0 DINING TABLE w/4 chairs, glass
& grey seat cushions $50; Brand new
BARSTOOLS, aluminum w/grey seats (3)
$200. Call 352-874-3309 3-1-5-6


II Computers


CASH PAID For Laptops
Sales/Service 336-0075.
Power Supplies & Drives.
Joel www.pcrecycle.biz 4-25-72-7


H A4 Comiputer 1Geek

333-8404
Computer Help! Now!
4-25-144-7

Computer Help FastA+ Computer Geek
House/Dorm 59 min response. No waiting/
unplugging/hassels. $30 Gator discount w/
ID. Certified MCSE Technicians. 333-8404.
www.AComputerGeek.com 4-25-144-7







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352.219.2980 .mr....,
4-25-72-7

GATORNERD.COM
- Computer/laptop repair
-Virus, spyware, hardware
- Fix it for $44
- Home/dorm 352-219-2980 4-25-72-7

COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS
Network specialists
We buy computers and laptops
Working and Non-working
378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street
4-25-72-7


Microsoft Certified Professional here to
address all of your computer and home net-
working needs. Free estimate. References
available. Don't hesitate. Call 352-226-5151
4-25-72-7

DATA RECOVERY & Forensic Analysis
Professional, Reliable Work
Law Enforcement Officer
BS Degree, A+ Certified Technician
DataTriangle.com, 352-231-3300 5-15-73-7

Computer Problems? Certified Computer
Techs and Microsoft Certified Engineers
ready to help you ON SITE, We speak
Spanish. The Computer Rescue 352-246-
9637 3-6-20-7

*****ALTRICK COMPUTERS*****
Computer/Laptop Repair 0
Upgrades 0 Free Diagnosis 0
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813-918-7915 0 1215 NW 5th Ave 0
4-4-30-7



1 Bicycles


In the market for a new set of wheels or just
looking to add a second to that collection?
Want personalized handlebars or a fitted
seat? Check in the Alligator Classifieds

NEW & USED BIKES FOR SALE
WE REPAIR ALL BRANDS
Best Prices in Town*
SPIN CYCLE 373-3355
424 W UNIV AVE (DOWNTOWN)
4-25-72-9



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PARKING:
Private, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF.
Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-538-
2181. Can leave mssg. 4-25-72-10


For Sale
Books by Bob Brackin
Visit my website
www.bobbrackin.com 4-25-72-10


UF SURPLUS EQUIPMENT AUCTIONS
are underway...
bikes, computers, printers, vehicles and
more. All individuals interested in bidding
go to: http://fa.ufl.edu/am/surplus/onlinel
3-30-53-10


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Engagement ring for sale
1ct. round diamond ring, in white gold. Clarity
VS-2, Color F, ring appraised at $6,600- Must
sell $3,750 OBO 727-560-6081 4-
25-68-10


Macs, Furniture, Guitar, More
Too much info to list here, so visit our page at
www.adbiz.com/4sale/ to see pix and prices!
2-23-15-10

SPECIAL SALE FOR THE 14TH. I SELL
ALL MY COLLECTION BARBIES FOR 1 K.
A GONE UF EXPERT SAYS DAYLIGHT
COME BUT WE DON'T GO HOME
BECAUSE I MOON H CALL 331-6495 3-
8-16-10


Did You Make 5 Grand Last Week? If Not,
We Need To Talk! 866-675-6885;
http://gold.self-funded.biz 2-23-5-10

Ladies clothing store clearance. High Springs
386-454-0731. Lighted jewelry cases, credit
card machine, register & check out, clothes
racks, hangers, manaquins, sidewalk sign,
flat wall fixtures, many misc items. 3-2-6-10

METAL ROOFING SAVE $$$ Buy Direct
From Manufacturer. 20 colors in stock with
all Accessories. Quick turn around! Delivery
Available (352)498-0778 (888)393-0335
Mention code 24. 2-23-1-10

ALL CASH CANDY ROUTE Do you earn
$800/day? 30 Machines, Free Candy All for
$9,995. (888)629-9968 BO2000033. CALL
US: Wewill not be undersold! 2-23-1-10

"Can You Dig It?" Heavy Equipment School.
3wk training program. Backhoes, Bulldozers,
Trackhoes. Local job placement. Start
digging dirt Now. Call (866)362-6497 or
(888)707-6886. 2-23-1-10

WOLFF TANNING BEDS Buy Direct and
Save! Full Body units from $22 a month!
FREE Color Catalog CALL TODAY!
(800)842-1305 www.np.etstan.com. 2-23-
1-10








FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2007 I ALLIGATOR, 17


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** SCOOTERS **
RPM MOTORCYCLES INC
SALES, SERVICE, PARTS
Many Brands Available 518 SE 2nd St.
www.RPMmotorcycles.com 377-6974
4-25-72-11

***SOLANO CYCLE***
Scooters from $899. Largest selection from
KYMCO, Daelim, Hyosung, Adly, Go-Ped,
Schwin, others. 2 yr warrantees.
3550 SW 34th St 338-8450 solanocycle.com
4-25-72-11

*****New Scooters 4 Less*****
Providing excellent service and
new scooters at great prices!
1901 NW 67th Place, 336-1271
NEW website www.NS4L.com
4-25-72-11

***GatorMoto***
We have moved to a temp. location as we
await the completion of our new state of the
art facility. We still have new scooters start-
ing at $1199. lyr Warranties. We also service
ALL brands of scooters. Pickup Available.
Low Labor Rates. Free estimates. 376-6275
4-25-72-11

SCOOTER SERVICE
New Scooters 4 Less has LOW rates and
services on any scooter. Pickup/drop off
avail. $19.99 oil change and tune ups.
Call us! 336-1271 4-25-72-11

SWAMP CYCLES
534 SW4th Ave. Largest Selection of
E-bikes, Scooters, Accessories and More!!
Best Prices and Customer Service!!
www.swampcycles.com
4-25-72-11

00000000 CASH PAID 000000**
For MOTORCYCLES OR SCOOTERS
Newer or Older Running or Not
Fast & Convenient Free Pick Up
Call today 352-441-0442
2-28-37-11

Scooter Maintenance Packages!
Buy all of your scooter maintenance in a
2 or 4 year package & save $! Check out
NS4L.com or call 336-1271 for more info!
4-25-54-11

***ww.BuyMyScooter.com***
Buy A New Scooter 0 Buy A Used Scooter
All on one site! Check the website or call
336-1271 for more info! 4-25-54-11


99 YAMAHA R6
A good bike in great condition. 9400
miles/blue/frame sliders. Email for pics
jtimpakt@ufl.edu. I am asking $4200 OBO.
Call Jim 352-572-6608 2-26-10-11

CLEARANCE SALE
New 50cc moped selling at $895.
New 150cc moped sellingat $1195.
Mini chopper $495
6501 SWArcher Rd. Phone 384-1635
3-5-15-11

2006 HONDA METRO SCOOTER
Asking $2500, 600 mi. Call 321-698-4764 for
more info. 2-26-5-11

HONDA GOLDWING '79
Windjammer fairing, better boxes $1950/
OBO. Call 352-371-3989 3-2-6-11


51| Autos


*FAST CASH PAID FOR ANY CARS
ORunning or not!*
*NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS
*Over 10 yr svc to UF students
OCall Don @ 215-7987 4-25-72-12

CARS -CARS Buy*SellOTrade
Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes
Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars
3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com
CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150
4-25-72-12

OVER 50 IMPORTS UNDER $10,000
SELECT MOTOR CAR
THE YELLOW BUILDING
2715 N MAIN 377-1616
www.selectmotorcar.us
4-25-72-12

$500! POLICE IMPOUNDS!
HONDAS, CHEVYS, TOYOTAS, ETC.
For listings 800-366-9813 ext 4622
4-25-71-12

Grand Opening
Sunrise Auto Sales
3630 N Main St.
352-375-9090
Buy Here, Pay Here 4-25-72-12


Sunrise Auto Sales
3630 N. Main St.
352-375-9090
No credit check
Bring W-2s and Drive
72-12


home today. 4-25-


Autos


Sunrise Auto Sales
352-375-9090
$2000 off all financed vehicles
Warranty available
Wide selection of vehicles 4-25-72-12

Sun City Auto Sales
2306 NE Waldo Rd
352-338-1999
Buy Here, Pay Here
No credit check 4-25-72-12

Sun City Auto Sales
352-338-1999
Bring W-2s & drive home today
Wide selection of vehicles
$2000 off all financed vehicles 4-25-72-12

JUNK CARS HAULED AWAY!
000 FREE S FREE FREED FREESOS
MUST HAVE TITLE! METRO GNV ONLY!
CALL DON 215-7987 4-25-72-12

GATORMAX
Used Cars Sale & trade
www.gatormax.net
See our inventory 5-15-84-12

CARS FROM $29/MO!
Hondas 0 Chevys Jeeps and more!
$0 Down, 36 Months @ 8.5% apr.
For listings call 800-366-9813 ext 9765
4-25-72-12

Jeep Wrangler X 4x4 RED
2002 Miles 26,252 6 cyl 4.0, CD/AM/FM, Tilt/
Cruise, A/C, Air Bags, new ALT Tires, Tow
package, running boards, fog lamps $14,995
Call 352-246-5785 2-23-10-12

2006 Hyundai Sonata LX
V6. All power. Alloy wheels. Leather, CD, key-
less entry, extra clean. Factory warranty. 17K
mi. $15,900 Call 514-8580 3-22-20-12

**HEADLINERS SAGGING?**
POWER WINDOWS DON'T WORK?
On site available. Call Steve 352-226-1973
4-25-43-12

1999 HONDA PASSPORT EX
V-6, black, 86k mi, loaded, sunroof, leather,
CD, alloys. $6950/OBO. Call 352-472-9993
2-26-5-12

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


GREEK BLOOD DRIV SPRING 2m71


BlodMoil S chedule


Monday Feb. 26 Sidewalk behind Hub
Century Tower
Alpha Tau Omega
SKappa Alpha
Tuesday. Feb 27 Sidewalk behind Hub
Century Tower
Broward Dining
Chi Omega
Kappa Kappa Gamma
Wednesday Feb 28 Sidewalk behind Hub
Century Tower
Broward Dining
Beta Theta Pi
Phi Sigma Kappa
Sigma Kappa
Thursday Mar. 1 Sidewalk behind Hub
Century Tower
Broward Dining
Alpha Omnicron Pi


Friday. Mar. 2


Pi Lambda Phi
Sigma Nu
Sidewalk behind Hub


10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday. Mar. 5
9 a.m.-5 p.m.
5:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
10 a.m.-6 p.m.
9 a.m.-5 p.m.
10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday Mar 6
5:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.


10 a.m.-5 p.m.
9 a.m.-5 p.m.
10 a.m.-5 p.m.
5:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
10 a.m.-5 p.m.
9 a.m.-5 p.m.
10 a.m.-5 p.m.
5:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
10 a.m.-4 p.m.


Wednesday Mar 7


Sidewalk behind Hub
Century Tower
Broward Dining
Delta Tau Delta
Lambda Chi Alpha
Phi Mu
Sidewalk behind Hub
Century Tower
Alpha Delta Pi
Alpha Gamma Rho
Pi Kappa Phi
Sidewalk behind Hub
Century Tower
Broward Dining


Wednesday Mar 7
Final Night Celebration


10 a.m.-5 p.m.
9 a.m.-5 p.m.
10 a.m.-5 p.m.
5:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m.-9:30p.m.
10 a.m.-5 p.m.
9 a.m.-5 p.m.
5:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
9 a.m.-4 p.m.
10 a.m.-4 p.m.


At Norman Field 6 p.m.-10 p.m.
3 bloodmobiles,
Ben & Jerry's, Gator Domino's, Pepsi and
KISS 105.3 will be on-site


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0i Autos


$500 POLICE IMPOUNDS Cars from $500!
Tax Repos, US Marshall and IRS sales!
Cars, Trucks, SUV's, Toyota's, Honda's,
Chevy's & more! For Listings Call (800)425-
1730 x2384. 2-23-1-12



mi Wanted


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-
24-13

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-
8090 4-25-72-13

Buying jewelry, gold, diamonds etc.
Top dollar paid. 727-560-6081
4-25-68-13

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
3-2-72-13

Finance company Looking for magazine
rooms We will finance process collect
Highest commissions paid if you have run
a magazine room and want to get started
on your own e-mail adam@ers-ims.com fax
(450)424-4979 Call (877)424-1430 x223.
2-23-1-13

WANTED: 10 HOMES To Show Off Our
New Lifetime Exterior Paint. Call Now to
see if your home qualifies. (800)961-8547.
(Lic.#CBC010111) 2-23-1-13


m i Help Wanted


This newspaper assumes no responsibil-
ity for injury or loss arising from contacts
made through advertising. We suggest that
any reader who responds to advertising use
caution and investigate the sincerity of the
advertiser before giving out personal infor-
mation or arranging meetings

0 the independent florida

alligator

RETAIL ADVERTISING MANAGER
We are looking for a motivated, ener-
getic and sales driven individual to train a
student sales staff in outside advertising
sales. Emphasis on building new business
relationships and increasing existing client
base. Newspaper ad sales background an
advantage. Marketing experience a plus.
The job is 100% sales. Modest salary, good
benefits and excellent working environment.
With resume, send cover letter that must
include salary requirements for you to be
considered for an interview. Send to: General
Manager, The Independent Florida Alligator,
POB 14257, Gainesville, FL 32604 Or email
tcarey@alligator.org. No phone calls. EOE.

LIKE TO WORK WITH LUXURY CARS?
Bright? Enthusiastic? Like people? Must be
over 22, stable work history, clean driving re-
cord, drug-free, pers ref. www.carrsmith.com
for details. 4-25-72-14

Animal Care Tech looking for hard working
person to work w/ reptiles & rodents. Will
train, PTto start with more hrs possible. Start
at $7.00/hr. Flex hrs. Please call 495-9024
between 9-4 M-F. 4-25-72-14


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S. Help Wanted


CNA CLASS: $250! learn @ your own
time & pace. All you need to be a CNA
&-pass the state exam is on VCR tape.
I have a 95% PASS RATE! check it out:
www.lapcnatraining.com or 800-566-4913
4-25-72-14


Phone survey interviewers wanted. Start
work today! No sales, opinion research
only! Flexible Schedule! Perceptive Market
Research 336-6760 ex 4081 Call now! 4-
25-72-14


Students in Accounting, Aviation, Business/
Sales and IT needed for various positions.
Flexible schedules and competitive pay.Join
our team! Learn more at www.gleim.com/
employment 4-25-72-14


$$ STUDENTS GET CASH $$
For gently used brand name
Clothing/accessories & furniture
$Cash on the Spot$ SANDY'S No appt
necessary! 2906 NW 13th St 372-1226 4-
25-72-14


BARTENDING
$250 A DAY POTENTIAL
No experience necessary, training provided.
800-965-6520 ext 138 4-25-72-14


SECRET SHOPPERS
Needed for evaluations of
Local Stores, Restaurants and Theaters
Flexible Hours, Training Provided
Call 1-800-585-9024 ext 6254
4-25-72-14


GATOR DOMINOS
$12- 15/Hour DRIVERS
$6.67- $7.40/Hour INSIDERS
$8.35-$9.40/hr MANAGERS in training
Apply online at www.gatordominos.com/jobs
Or at any of the 6 locations. 4-25-72-14


Gator Domino's is growing again. We are
looking for career oriented team mem-
bers. Now hiring Assistant Managers and
future GMs. $8.35-$9.40/hr for Managers
in training. GMs $40k+. Send resumes
to Freddie@gatordominos.com or call
Ann at 352-318-9650. Learn more at
www.gatordominos.com 4-25-72-14 '"


GREAT PAY FOR THOSE WHO STAY! Park
Place Car Wash is looking for hard workers
for all positions. Cashiers (fullday availability)
& line workers (AM 8:30-1 & PM 12-6 shifts
avail) 15-40hrs-your choice. Great work envi-
ronment. Apply in person. 7404 NW4th Blvd.
Across from Home Depot. No calls please
3-30-118-14


POLITICAL CALL CENTER
Phone reps needed ASAP for Political
Campaigns. Base hourly rate + bonus.
371-5888 ext. 111 or 4112 NW22nd Dr. 4-
25-72-14


EARN $60 THIS WEEK!
Donate Plasma & Save a Life
$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
Best part-time job you'll ever have
NEW DONORS
Bring this Ad and Earn an
Extra $5 on Your 2nd Donation.
DCI Biologicals 150 NW 6th St
352-378-9204
4-25-72-14


00* SOCCER COACHES***
needed for GSA rec and camp youth teams.
Experience required. License preferred for
comp. For info:
contact@gainesvillesoccer.org or 379-5979
4-25-72-14


PARADIGM PROPERTIES
Leasing Consultant, PT
Sales & customer service exp.
EOE, DFWP
220 N. Main; 352-375-2152 X301 x301
www.teamparadigm.com
4-25-30-14








18, ALLIGATOR 0 FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2007


Help Wanted


Bureau of Economic and
Business Research at
Warrington College of
Business Administration
Survey Research Center
Hiring Students and Non Students
Hourly Rate ($7.50 $8.00)
Flexible scheduling -
Great Resume Builder
Fluent Spanish/English
Speaker Positions Available
(352) 392-2908 X 105
4-25-72--14

Sales/Leasing Specialist Part-time and Full-
tiw. professional sales positions in local
management co. Fax resume, cover letter
& avail schedule to 352-376-6269 or email
hr@trimarkproperties.com. 4-25-70-14

Attn Smokers! Earn at least $7/hr Smokers
needed to participate in a study on decision-
making & smoking. If interested, come to
Rm 81 in the UF Psychology Bldg, call 392-
0601 x297, visit www.psych.ufl.edu/~locey/
smokers.mht for more info. 4-25-70-14

DRIVER OPPORTUNITY
Gatorfood.com
Potential earnings $14-$201hr! Make your
own schedule. Fun environment, great op-
portunity. For info contact Jason 379-3663.
2-23-31-14

CASH!!
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
4-25-69-14

GATORSNEEDJOBS.COM
Paid survey takers needed in Gainesville.
100% FREE to join. Cllick on Surveys. 4-
25-66-14


400+ Counselor/Instructor Jobsl
3 Coed Summer Camps in PA.
Travel Paid. Top Salary.
Cool Nights & Warm Days!
1-800-488-4321 www.lohikan.com
4-25-55-14


Na.nanal 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.
2-28-34-14

Summer Jobs
$2100
Co-Ed Camp
Seven Weeks
Room and Board Included

Get Paid to Play!
The Florida Elks Youth
Camp (FEYC) needs male
and Female summer camp
Counselors Ages 18 and up.
FEYC is an overnight camp
located off of Highway 450
in Umatilla, FL

The camp runs
June 4 July 22. Please
Contact Krys Ragland
at 800-523-1673 ext 251
or 352-669-9443 ext 251
3-23-38-14

Earn $2500 + monthly and more to type
simple ads online. www.DataAdEntry.com
4-25-60-14

Work smart/retire young, capitalize on the
digital shift. Make corporate income w/lst
ever, exploding co. Motivated individuals call
352-562-9054/352-871-2440 2-28-21-14


*Dancers Needed*
For adult entertainment company. Make
$1000+/wk. Flex schedule 378-3312 2-28-
18-14

MASTER CONTROL OPERATOR
Part-time weekends, overnight. Technical
exp. preferred. Fax resume WGFL-TV 352-
371-9353 or email hrdept@cbsgainesville.co
m. FWP, 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-
40-14


TEACH ENGLISH
WORLDWIDE
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.
3-2-15-14

HIRING
DRIVERS & PIZZA MAKERS
Apply @ Five Star Pizza 210 SW 2nd Ave.
375-5600 2-23-10-14

Teachers Needed
Imagine Learning Center 371-5450. Taking
applications from reliable, creative individu-
als who enjoy working with children. 2-23-
10-14

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

MUSCLES WANTED
Muscular models & bodybuilders needed for
websites. No exp. nec. Respond with photo
to info@floridamuscle.com. More info at
FloridaMuscle.com. Easily & quickly make
$200+ 2-26-10-14

OUTSIDE SALES TELECOM
FT entry level position. Salary, commis-
sion, mileage & benefits. EOEIDFWP.
Email resume to: employment@csi-
florida.com and reference "Alligator"
2-27-10-14

NERO'S ITALIAN RESTAURANT
Now hiring exp. servers, counter staff, buser
person, dishwasher, & catering delivery
person. Please apply at 5240 NW 34th St.
Across from YMCA. Call 2-4PM 372-7430
2-27-5-14

FULL TIME RECEPTIONIST POSITION.
Excellent computer & organizational skills.
Must be available from 9AM to 5 PM
Quickbooks a plus. Email resume to
lsutherland@352media.com 2-27-10-14

101 DOWNTOWN
Hiring all restaurant/bar positions. 201 SE
2nd Ave. Suite 101. Contact 407-810-0924
or 101downtown@gmail.com 3-20-20-14


Sears, Oaks Mall
Now hiring sales & stock positions. See store
for inquires. May apply online. AA/EOE. 3-
30-28-14


BIRKENSTOCK
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!
2-27-10-14

LOVE...
working with people?!!
Get paid $9/hour to
lease great villa apts!
*Sales exp perferred*
Plus, great BONUS opps!
e-mail resume: mfoster@gremco.us
or fax to: 375-6396
2-28-10-14

Part-Time/Full-Time/Big Time
The Body Shop at Home is seeking indepen-
dent consultants. To learn more please con-
tact: Maggie Brush, Independent Consultant,
@ 386-418-1305 or mbrushl@cox.net
2-23-7-14


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-
28-10-14

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.
2-23-7-14

Opening for outside sales. Available now.
Great training provided, great pay, and flex-
ible hours. For information call 352-283-8105
or email alecmartin@yourcollegetown.com
3-1-10-14

General Maintenance
Towne Parc. Person needed full time, experi-
ence preferred. Call office 352-375-3072
4-25-60-14

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:
tendoug@altlantic.net. 2-23-5-14

Experienced Computer Tech
needed for PT job. computer students en-
couraged. Must have reliable transportation,
Email resume to tech@gainesvillecsi.com
3-2-10-14

G'ville Computer Solution Inc.
RECEPTIONIST needed for PT position. Will
work with student schedules. Email resume
to tech@gainesvillecsi.com 3-2-10-14

Experienced web programmer
needed for part-time position. Computer/
Programming students encouraged. Email
resume to tech@gainesvillecsi.com 3-2-
10-14

Experienced Graphic Designer
Needed for part-time postion.Computer/
Design students encouraged. Email resume
to tech@gainesvillecsi.com 3-2-10-14

ProEngineering Solutions Inc.
Electrical engineering intern or student posi-
tion available. Must have experience with
AutoCAD. Email resume to eng@pesi-fl.com
3-2-10-14

G8RBAY.com
* Get Paid & Have Fun Flexible Hrs
& Competitive $ 0 Sales Experience
Required 0 eBay Exp. + 0 Resume to
g8rbay@bellsouth.net 3-2-10-14

Senior Chemist

Perform multi-step synthesis/analysis of ana-
logs of nucleosides, various phosphorylated
derivatives, derived oligonucleotides and
functional oligonucleotides on intermedi-
ate to large scale, to develop diagnostics
and research applications. Requires Ph.D.
Chemistry with 1 year as a Scientist with
experience in nucleic acid and multi-step
synthesis of nucleosides. Resumes to: R.
Hughes, FfAME, PO Box 13174, Gainesville,
FL 32604 2-23-5-14

Work Smart Retire Rich
Hot Internet Company
Join our team 561-222-5606
www.worksmart-retirerich.com 2-23-5-14

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.
2-23-5-14

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
2-23-5-14

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-
23-5-14


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NEED BOOKKEEPER
w/light tax experience. Experience a plus.
Light bookkeeping. Pay negotiable. Can
arrange own hours & work. 377-5000 2-
23-5-14


SERVERS, ALL SHIFTS
Flex hrs, $7-10/hr. Apply 2-5pm, Tues-Sat,
Gainesville County Club. 7300 SW 35th
Way. 2-26-5-14


Hiring Sushi & Kitchen Staff
Bento Cafe on Archer Rd.
Call 407-257-1175. Part time must be reliable
2-26-5-14


Lunch Receptionist
11-1 M-F
Multi-phonelines
Friendly Dependable
Call Larae @ 352-336-1594 2-23-4-14


*****PAID SPOKESMODELS*****
We need you for TV and YouTube.
Email us for your screentest info.
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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2007


Speights pushes for


'Mo' playing time


,1 HE NO. 3 GATORS WILL
TAKE ON LSU ON SATURDAY.

By JENNA MARINA
Alligator Staff Writer
jmarina@alligator.org

For the UF men's basketball team,
a nickname is a sign that a player
has been formally inducted into the
group.
Following in the footsteps of Lee
"Humpty" Humphrey, Al "Latin
Stallion" Horford and Walter "Wally"
Hodge, Marreese "Mo" Speights is the
newest addition to the name game.
"I don't understand it," senior
Chris Richard said. "It's Ma, not Mo.
There's no'o' anywhere."
Junior Forward Joakim Noah
lovingly bestowed the monosyllabic
moniker upon the freshman, perhaps
because the junior sees a little of Jo in
Mo.
The fun-loving nature, the com-
petitiveness, the connection with the
fans all that's missing is the hair
and more playing time.
"I was kind of in a similar situa-
tion," said Noah, who averaged 3.5
points per game his freshman year. "I
can talk to him, but it's easy to talk it.


David (Lee) and everybody would try
to talk to me about it. But his time will
come, and you don't know when that
is, whether it's next year or next game.
That's the hardest part as a freshman
- just mentally being prepared to
play every game."
Coach Billy Donovan said
Speights' limited playing time is
based on matchups.
Since UF (25-3, 12-1 Southeastern
Conference) faces a large frontcourt
against LSU (14-13, 3-10 SEC) on
Saturday at 4:05 p.m., Donovan said
he'd like to work in extra minutes for
the center.
However, the struggling Tigers
may be without junior forward
Glen "Big Baby" Davis, who missed
Tuesday's loss to Kentucky with a
strained quad.
That would give Speights lighter
competition.
"I've really been happy with
Marreese," Donovan said. "I think
he's handled himself very well. He's
gotten himself in better shape since he
came here. He's got good hands and a
good touch."
In 24 games, Speights has aver-
aged 6.4 minutes and 4.6 points.
SEE MEN'S, PAGE 21


Tim casey/ Alligator Staff
UF freshman center Marreese Speights goes up for a shot during the first half of the Gators' 76-67
win against Alabama on Feb. 14 at the O'Connell Center. Speights scored 8 points.


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Alligator Writer

The UF baseball team's second-lead-
ing hitter was once a third option at his
own position.
After losing two shortstop recruits to
the MLB Draft, UF coach Pat McMahon
had to look hard for a replacement for
Adam Davis, who was also taken in the
draft.
He found. his answer 2,400 miles
away in Jon Townsend, then a sopho-
more at Saddleback Community College
in Mission Viejo, California.
"You try to back yourself up in re-
cruiting; it's different from most sports,"
McMahon said. "(Jon) was a young man
that we were tracking, more of a player
that can step in right away."
Townsend has made his presence felt
so far, batting .389 with two homers, five
RBI, three doubles and nine runs from
the leadoff spot while starting all eight
games for the Gators (4-4).


The Gators will look for more solid
production from Townsend this week-
end as they host Kent State in a three-
game series.
The Kentucky native spent his first
two years at Louisville, but left after his
redshirt freshman year because of play-
ing time issues.
A summer
stint in California
led Townsend to
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was named co-MVP
I J for the Gauchos after
\ hitting .374.
McMahon His strong season
led to a call from UF.
"Florida has always been a power-
house in baseball," Townsend said. "It's
kind of a dream school. I was very lucky,
just one of those by-chance things. ... It's
so far-fetched. I honestly could not have
sat down and written this story out.
"I wanted to go to a big school, but
SEE BASE, PAGE 21


E The NFL combine workouts begin
today in Indianapolis. Thirteen for-
mer Gators were invited to take part
in the evaluations for the upcoming
NFL Draft, the most of any school.


* Baseball: Kent State vs. UF
McKethan Stadium, Friday-Sunday
E Women's basketball: Kentucky
vs. UF, O'Connell Center
Sunday, 3 p.m.


* The top-ranked UF men's golf team
heads to Puerto Rico this weekend
to take on a stacked field. Read a
preview of the tournament on the Web
site.


U 1991: The UF swimming and diving
teams win the Southeastern Conference
Championships. Both teams finished No. 3
in the nation that year and would go on to
win the next three SEC titles.


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MEN'S, from page 20

Extend these statistics out to
full-game averages and Speights'
scoring jumps to 29.
Ask the 6-foot-10 St.
Petersburg native his opinion
about his production, and he just
smiles.
"I don't keep track of that
stuff," he said after the Alabama
game.
SAsk him how it felt to be the
pendulum that swung the mo-
mentum in UF's game against

Tide he tal-
lied 8 points,
one rebound
and one block
Sin 5 minutes
and he just
looked at the
outcome.
Richard
"My team
won," Speights said. "That's all
that matters."
His teammates have noticed
his intensity, and Richard said
Speights is a solid post player to
back up UF's already formidable
frontcourt.
"When he gets in, he's just so
into the game," Richard said. "I
guess because he. doesn't play
that much, he makes the best of
the opportunity he has, and he
just goes in with all he has."
When Speights is on the floor,
he energizes the fans, especially
the students, who have already
created a Facebook.com group
petitioning for SEC Freshman of
the Year honors.
"He's a fan favorite," Noah
said. "I know how exciting it is. I
know how it is to be out there and
wanting to be out there.
"He just needs to keep getting
better because before he knows it,
his time is going to be here."


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McArthur, Kubin expected to miss series against Kent State


BASE, from page 20


having the chance to come to
Florida was not something I ex-
pected. I can't tell you how happy
I am that it did."
McMahon is just as happy
Townsend came to Gainesville.
"He's really helped anchor our
infield defense and offensively
he's made outstanding strides in


every way, so he's one of our go-
to guys," he said.
Tonight's game willbe the first
for UF since a 14-6 loss to rival
Florida State on Tuesday, which
the No. 2 Seminoles registered
20 hits. The Golden Flashes (0-3)
were swept in their first series at
Wake Forest.
The Gators will have to do
without third baseman Brandon
McArthur (elbow) and designat-


ed hitter Jared Kubin (shoulder).
"We still have to find ourselves
as a team what
we do that other
teams need to
watch out for,"
Baseball Townsend said.
"We need to focus
on timely hitting
and bringing guys in when they
get on base."
The series will get underway


at McKethan Stadium on Friday
at 6:30 p.m. with junior Bryan
Augenstein on the mound.
Sophomore Stephen Locke
will start on Saturday at 2, while
freshman Billy Bullock will pitch
in Sunday's contest at noon.
"We're trying to gain respect,"
McMahon said. "We're working
to become the best cub that we
can be. We've got to solidify a lot
of roles. It's an ongoing process."


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UF GYMNASTICS

Gators face LSU in Metro reunion


By RACHEL ROBINS
Alligator Writer
rrobins@alligator.org

In an Orlando gymnastics studio,
Jeff Wood is breeding Gators.
He gets them at a young age, and
when they mature, ships them to
Gainesville.
Wood, the owner of Orlando


Metro Gymnastics, has coached six
current UF gymnasts as well as some
of the top collegiate gymnasts outside
of Gainesville.
Some members of UF's No. 1
gymnastics team (10-0-1, 4-0-1
Southeastern Conference) will par-
ticipate in an Orlando Metro reunion
when it goes against LSU on Friday in
Baton Rouge.


Andrew Stanfill / Alligator
UF junior Ashley Reed performs her uneven bars routine against Kentucky
on Feb. 16 at the O'Connell Center. Reed is one of the "Metro Girls."


No. 9 LSU (7-4, 3-1 SEC) features
Kelly Phelan, a prodigy of Wood and
a former student of Orlando Metro.
"He really was more like a dad to
me," she said
She is looking forward to reunit-
ing with her former Orlando Metro
teammates and current Gators
Ashley Reed, Tiffany Murry, Amanda
Castillo, Ashley Kerr, Melanie Sinclair
and Courtney Gladys.
As for the normal path of Orlando
Metro gymnasts, Phelan is an excep-
tion.
Wood is extremely adamant about
what school he wants his girls to at-
tend.
"When kids mention other col-
leges, we look at them and go 'eww,
yuck, shh,'" said Wood, who gradu-
ated from Florida State. "We got kids
all over the place, but we make it very
clear that I am going to do every-
thing I can to get my best work at the
University of Florida."
When Rhonda Faehn took the UF
coaching job in 2002, one of her first
priorities was establishing a relation-
ship with Wood.
Wood can't be missed at UF's
meets with his offensive lineman-like
frame and his beaming smile.
After Sinclair scored a 10 last week
on the uneven bars, Wood was one of
the first people she greeted after the
meet.
Castillo and Sinclair jumped into
the stands and ran to where Wood
was sitting.
Sinclair said she loves to make him
proud.
Wood's "Metro Girls" will come
together for a reunion before tonight's
competition.
"In the beginning of the meet, I'll
say hi and give them a hug," Phelan
said. "I don't really have any hard
feelings. If we win, we win. If they
win, good for them.
"Of course I want us to win, but
at the end of the day, I am still going
to be their friend regardless of the
outcome."


Morrison sees


titles in future

By DAVID CHAUNCEY
Alligator Writer

Finishing in the middle of the Southeastern
Conference pack isn't such an insult in men's
track and field.
"This is the best conference top to bottom
because every SEC team has quality individu-g
als," UF coach Mike Holloway said. "If you
finish 5th in the conference, you can finish 5th
in the nation."
That makes this weekend very important.
UF will travel to Lexington, Ky, and com-
pete in the SEC Indoor Championships on
Friday and Saturday.
Four SEC teams rank among the top 20, and
UF is tied for 22nd.
But the Gators aren't backing down from the
stiff competition.
UF will send a talented
lineup in an attempt to claim
its first conference title since
Track & Field 2004.
Senior Mike Morrison, a
13-time All-American, will go for the first leg of
his attempt to make conference history.
The senior hopes to become the first winner
of the indoor and outdoor long and high jump
titles in consecutive years.
Morrison, an eight-time SEC champion, will
also try to win his sixth-straight high jump title,
something only two other athletes have ever
accomplished.
"I plan on coming in and winning high
jump and long jump again," Morrison said.
"The competition may be better, but that will
just make me better."
Sophomore Wes Stockbarger arrives at the
meet ranked No. 1 in the shot put, looking to
become the first UF thrower to win the SEC title
since 1992.
"I have been training like crazy the last cou-
ple weeks," Stockbarger said. "My goal is to goa
out there and break the school indoor record."
Holloway expects his team to come out and
give everything they have.
"We are very well prepared, and I expect us
to do very well," he said. "We will not take a
lack of effort.
"Anyone that puts a Gator uniform on needs
to bring their 'A' game."


UF looks to gain experience for SEC play in Georgia tourney


* BROOKS AND GARDINER -
COULD PITCH.

By KARL HYPPOLITE
Alligator Writer

The No. 19 UF softball team con-
tinues its tough pre-Southeastem
Conference schedule tonight
at the NFCA Leadoff Classic in
Columbus, Ga.
The Gators will face No. 24
Massachusetts at 5 and DePaul at
7:30.
On Saturday, they'll take on
Georgia Tech and No. 16 Baylor.
"We have every bit as tough a
week this week as we did week
one and week two," UF coach Tim
Walton said. "So we've got to find
a way to maintain confidence,
continue building and continue


getting strong efforts in the circle
from our pitching staff."
Entering the season, Walton ex-
pected the difficult non-conference
slate to prepare the Gators for what
he called the "toughest schedule in
the country."
Senior pitcher Stacey Stevens
believes the experience the Gators
(12-3) gain now will help them in a
conference that features five teams
in the top 25.
"It's good being able to come
out and pitch two strong games,"-
Stevens said after pitching 11 shut-
out innings against North Florida
on Wednesday night. "It really
prepares us for the SEC when you
have to face the same team three
times.
"We're playing a lot of very
strong teams. You can't mess
around. There aren't going to be any
easy wins."


The depth of the pitching staff
may be tested this weekend.
Walton said that first baseman
Alexandra Gardiner and outfielder
Corrie Brooks could see some time
in the circle.

ALEXANDER LEADS TENNIS TEAM
AGAINST DUKE: Exciting.
That's the word Megan
Alexander uses to describe many
parts of the No. 4 UF women's ten-
nis team's season.
The Gators (7-0) have had plenty
to be excited about, including their
come-from-behind 4-3 win against
No. 8 Miami last Sunday They will
host No. 11 Duke (3-1) on Saturday
afternoon at 1 at the Ring Tennis
Complex.
After clinching UF'swin against
the Hurricanes, Alexander received
Southeastern Conference Player of


the Week honors.
The freshman .has won 12-
straight singles matches, including
five against ranked opponents.
Ranked No. 95 in the preseason,
the streak catapulted her to No. 24
in the ITA/FILA
singles rank-
ings released
Wednesday.
"I haven't
been counting,
(but) I know
Alexander I've been play-
ing pretty well,"
Alexander said. "I'm really happy.
with all the work I put in during
the fall."
Alexander will likely face Duke's
Elizabeth Plotkin, whom Alexander
defeated 7-5, 3-6, 1-0 (10-4) in the
Gator Fall Classic.
,"It was cose, but I pulled out a


win," Alexander said. "I'm just go-
ing to go into it trying to play my
game, same intensity as always."
Coming into Saturday's match,
Alexander cannot help but have a
familiar feeling.
"Excited. I say that every time
there's a match coming up,"
Alexander said. "Definitely coming
from this win from Miami, (I'm)
so psyched to keep it going and
energized to put another great foot
forward."
The No. 12 UF men's team (3-
2) hosts South Florida (2-5) at 1
p.m. on Sunday at the Ring Tennis
Complex.
The Gators have dropped their
last two matches, both on the road,
at No. 7 Illinois and No. 10 Florida
State.

-PHIL KFGLER


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