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VOLUME 100 ISSUE 108 We Inform.You Decide. TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 27,2007
Parties send to gain votes
By ERIN EHRLICH
Alligator Contributing Writer
The two parties squaring.off for con-
trol of Student Government have spent
thousands of dollars on Facebook.com
advertisements, paper fliers, T-shirts
and more to sway UF students in their
The Pants Party also splurged about
$60 on some pants from the Salvation
As of Monday night, the Pants Party
spent $3,119.49 on its campaign while
the Gator Party nearly quadrupled that
amount, spending $11,475.58.
Pants received a total of $3,468.60 in
contributions, including $850.80 from
Student Body presidential candidate
Bruce Haupt and $200 from vice presi-
dential candidate Eve Rizzo.
"To run something as huge
and great as the University of
Florida Student Government,
you need a lot of money."
president of the Gator Party
The Gator Party received a total
of $12,510 in contributions, including
$1,500 from presidential candidate Ryan
Haupt said the Pants Party does not
plan to make many more expenditures,
even though it has not yet reached its
self-imposed limit of $5,000.
"You really don't need (that much
money)," Haupt said.
Moseley could not be reached for
Part of Pants' platform is limiting the
amount a party can spend on an election
David Meyrowitz, "president of the
Party, said campaigning is about getting
the word out, and putting a limit on the
campaign budget puts a cap on candi-
dates' freedom of speech. Even though
SEE ELECTION, PAGE 11
Pants Party, said it creates a sense of
fairness between political parties.
"It should not be about who has the
most money and the most connections,"
Yooni Yi, president of the Gator
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Pants Party -presidential candidate Bruce Haupt talks to a Student outside the
Reitz Union on Monday afternoon, as Gator Party members also campaign.
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The changes, which were first discussed
in 2005, were referred to the Public Safety
Committee for review. Commissioners expect
the committee's approval in about a month.
Among the proposed changes, which
Commissioner Rick- Bryant called "well over-
9Drivers may pay towing companies with
credit or debit cards, as
G ai nesvi I Ie City wellas cash.
Commission Photographs must
be taken of the violation
,by tow truck drivers.
*A phone must be monitored at all times
by the towing company.
9Directions to the towing company must
be displayed so drivers won't bestranded.
*Tow truck drivers must have a special
license from the city.
Mike Weber, owner of Superior Towing,,
said he supports the changes. His company,
which deploys five trucks around the city to
look for parking violations, is already compli-
ant with the new policies.
"I fl-ink it has the citizens' best interest in
niind, Weber~said. "That's fine with us."
loss to LSU, the UF
team has dropped
two spots in the
Poll. The Gators
look to redeem
at Tennessee. See
story, pg. 24
IN If a new state bill is
passed, it will be illegal for
people under 21 to drink
alcohol notjust for them to
be in possession of it.
But some UF students say
this won't affect their
See story, pg. 8.
levels di ffer
By JESSICA DaSILVA
As polls open today, Student Government
political parties are competing for 47 Student
Senate seats and the three executive positions,
but while the Gator Party's candidates have
experience in SIG, Pants Party candidates have
more experience in outside organizations.
Gator Party presidential candidate Ryan
Moseley said he served in two branches of SIG
Sas a student, senator and
as a Cabinet member. But
what most prepared him
for his run at president was
his role as Student Body
Moseley said he worked
with 140 organizations and
Moseleylearned what their issues
were. He also put emphasis
on understanding SG's $12 million budget.
"I understand the money, and the money
is one of the strongest methods to support the
students' needs," Moseley said.
Before Bruce Haupt became the Pants
Party's presidential candidate, he served as
president of Brevard Community College's
Student Government Association.
Haupt said he was appointed by the dean
to draft a new Student Body constitution after
the administration before his stopped meeting
and dissolved SIG completely.
"If I wanted to make myself sound like a
baller, then I pretty much created an all new,
Student Government," Haupi said.
SEE EXPERIENCE, PAGE 10
Proposed changes to roam towing policy may'soon pass
CHANGES WILL HELP RESIDENT&.
By DREW HARWELL
Alligator Staff Writer
New policies to help Gainesville residents
deal with roam towing may be approved
within a month, the City Commission said
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Internship Round Table
Career Resource Center Library,
"A seminar informs students
about choosing and acquiring
Orange & Brew,6 p.m.
The Pakistani Student
Association hosts an event-
showcasing Pakistani poetry.
Phillips Center for the
Performing Arts, 7:30 p.m.
The singer-songwriter Kris
"Black & Proud"
Turlington Plaza, noon
Black History Month hosts an
event with performances, mu-
sic, food and giveaways.
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VOLUME 100 ISSUE 108 ISSN 0889-2423
Head of jail suspended
The head of the Alachua
County Jail has been suspended
and is suspected of misconduct,
according to the Alachua County
The Florida Department of
Law Enforcement on Monday
ordered the sheriff's office to in-
vestigate Maj. Robert Chapman,
who has run the Department of
the Jail since 1998, because of
potential "criminal and adminis-
trative violations," according to a
Chapman, 56, was hired in 1998
by then-sheriff Steve Oelrich, now
a state senator, to run the county's
Department of the Jail, according
to the sheriff's office.
Alachua County Sheriff Sadie
Damell announced in a press
release that Capt. Tony Canchola
will be the interim jail director.
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UF prevents illegal downloads
By KIM WILMATH
Alligator Contributing Writer
To some, it's like borrowing
a CD from a friend. To others,
it's like stealing one off a shelf.
But however you feel about
it, music piracy is illegal,
and the Recording Industry
Association of America 'is
working hard to make sure col-
lege students play by the rules.
The industry has already
sent thousands more copyright
infringement complaints to
universities this school year
Ohio University, Purdue
University and the University
of Nebraska-Lincoln top the
list, each with more than 1,000
complaints so far.
Last year, the three received
690 complaints combined.
UF, however, has been able
to stay complaint- and lawsuit-
free for at least the past five
An RIAA representative
said this is largely due to the
school's system that detects
and destroys file-sharing pro-
grams in residence halls.
After the RIAA sent several
warning letters to UF five years
ago, the housing department
created the system, known
as ICARUS, the Integrated
Computer Application for
Recognizing User Services,
said Marc Hoit, UF's chief in-
"It's helped keep students
doing legal acts," he said.
RIAA statistics concur.
There was a 90 percent drop
in illegal downloading at UF
after the creation of the system,
according to the RIAA.
Record industry officials
singled out UF for its efforts to
prevent music piracy, stating
in a news release that ICARUS
has saved the school "hun-
dreds of thousands of dollars"
in potential lawsuits.
Anti-piracy measures like
UF's are the easiest way to
prevent music pi-
Special racy, RIAA spokes-
Report woman Jenni
Engebretsen said in
"We all know the artists at
the top of the music charts,"
she wrote. "But for each artist
holding such a perch, there is a
long line of individuals work-
ing behind the scenes ... who
helped bring that artist's music
to the public and who count on
sales of that music to feed their
David Pokorney, director
of network services at UF,
said that if an unauthorized
downloading application like
LimeWire is detected, on a com-
puter in a residence hall, the
user will be automatically noti-
fied and then booted offline.
According to UF's residence
hall handbook, the first time
a student violates the rule, he
or she is kicked offline for 30
minutes and instructed by the
system to remove the offend-
ing program. After a second
offense, the Internet ban lasts
A third strike requires a
meeting with a judicial staff
member in the Department
of Housing and Residence
Education. An extended restric-
tion may then be assigned, and
the action could be noted on
the student's judicial record.
"I think there are students
who feel it impedes on academ-
ic freedom," Pokomey said.
But he said the system could
have saved some students from
Sintra Barrath, a freshman
who lives on campus, sat on
the North Lawn on Friday
afternoon soaking up the sun
and listening to her iPod.
Students find ways around
the rules, Barrath said. They
can network with people in
their buildings and share mu-
"There's enough technol-
ogy," she said.
Rachael Rutigliano, another
freshman, looked over and
took off her iPod headphones.
Rutigliano said. she and her
friends send each other music
even though she lives in a resi-
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4, ALLIGATOR U TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2007
Trash plagues renovated library i
By JENNIFER KEIL
Alligator Contributing Writer
Pastry crumbs, crumpled napkins,
empty cups and discarded 'wrap-
pers lie scattered across the tables
and floors among sticky puddles of
This is not a scene from a caf6 or
coffee shop but UF's largest library.
Eating and drinking in Library
West and the mess it leaves behind
- has been an increasing problem
since it reopened in August.
"I like to go to Library West be-
cause it's nice and new," said Bobbi
Peters, a UF sophomore. "I'm frus-
trated with the trash though it's
Although the opening of a
Starbucks in the library in October
has contributed to the trash problem,
the library's tremendous popular-
ity is also a factor, said Bill Covey,
interim director of library support
"We've had an increased num-
ber of patrons since the library
reopened," he said. "Before (the
renovation), the library was only
full around exams. Now it's almost
Library West now has seating for
1,400 patrons. Prior to the. renova-
tion, there were 400 seats. More peo-
ple passing through the library is one
of the major reasons for the increase
in the amount of trash, Covey said.
He said the library administration
has made requests for increased cus-
S"The library is open many more
hours than any other academic
building, and so we really need two
shifts to maintain library cleanli-
ness," he said.
"We've been provided with
a wonderful library, and we
should keep it nice. It's just
Until the requests are honored,
the library has tried to make do by
increasing the size and number of
trash cans available in the library.
"We are still working out the
rough edges, but we are aware of the
problem," Covey said.
Peters thinks the library staff bears
some responsibility in handling the
problem. She said she's never seen
library workers enforce the "no food,
no drink" policy.
"I think staff should be walking
around telling people to leave if they
have food and uncovered drinks,"
she said. "I see a lot of people eat-
ing in the library and just walking
past the signs that say, 'Don't eat or
Peters sees the trash and mess left
in the library as disrespectful to other
patrons, as well as library workers.
"We've been provided with a
wonderful library, and we should
keep it nice," she said. "It's just com-
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After a custodial sweep, a trash can still overflows with
Starbucks garbage on the third floor of Library West.
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By INNA GOYKHMAN
Alligator Contributing Writer
Florida's dwindling popula-
tion of gopher tortoises may
soon catch a break due to a new
proposal to reclassify the species
as "threatened" on the U.S. Fish &*
Wildlife Service's list.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission has
released the initial draft of a new
store and maintain the population
of these herbivorous reptiles.
"The government is
realizing what is being lost
in the process of develop-
ment, and they are trying
to stop that loss."
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conserva-
tion Commission wildlife biologist
Joan Berish, a wildlife biologist
with the state fish and wildlife
commission, said the tortoises'
biggest threat is the destruction
of habitats through land develop-
Humans and gopher tortoises
both like highland areas, she said.
Berish, who has worked on the
plan since August 2005 as part of
a nine-member team, explained
that the fish and wildlife commis-
sion is trying to acquire more land
for safe habitats for the tortoises.
"Certainly we will continue to
acquire more public land, but we
also need the help of private own-
ers," she said.
The initiative hopes to secure
public land already inhabited by
this smaller species of tortoise
and will encourage owners of
private, vacant land not to build
on properties that are home to the
Residents of Alachua County
are encouraged to voice their
opinions and concerns to the fish
and wildlife commission, Berish
Stephen Hofstetter and Michael
Drummond, senior environmental
planners for the Alachua County
Planning Commission, said the
plan will work with homeowners
whose properties may house the
Berish said the management
plan is part of Alachua County's
efforts to maintain its lush, unde-
"Alachua County has been
working hard to preserve (the tor-
toise's) natural habitats," she said.
"Even with all the new develop-
ment projects, the government is
realizing what is being lost in the
process of development, and they
are trying to stop that loss."
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6, ALLIGATOR E TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2007
make a difference
Ah, the election days are finally upon us. Finally, we
students can vote for what we believe in. A chance to
make a difference here at UE. It's our time to shine.
OK, OK. So the Senate elections are probably pretty locked
up. But we can make a difference when it comes to voting for
the referendums. There will be three on the ballot, and we're
here to tell you how we feel about them.
It is, of course, important to vote for your Student
Government leaders they control $12 million in student
money, after all. But we know many students are disenchanted
with the system and choose not to. You can make a difference,
though, by voting for the referendums. Frankly, we'll be hap-
,py if you get your ballot, vote for the three referendums and
say, "Screw it," to voting for the actual people listed.
There are important issues on the ballot this semester
none of that "Should there be a Moe's on campus?" crap.
We will be voting on protecting the environment, eliminating
discrimination and providing:for the-homeless. Noble causes,
The first issue on the ballot asks if students support a 50-
cents-per-credit fee to go toward funding sustainable energy
on campus. We support this referendum, which was written
by Gators for a Sustainable Campus.
The fee will raise about $645,000 a year toward making
UF more energy efficient and funding nontraditional energy
sources such as solar or bioenergy to provide electricity
for campus. As one of the largest universities in the nation, UF
should be a pioneer of sustainability. This fee will move us one
step into the future.
The next one asks if UF should fund a student-run home-
less shelter, and if Preview students should be required to visit
it as part of their orientation. We do not support this referen-
dum. Yes, we agree with David Reznik and company that UF
is a huge part of Gainesville. Yes, we agree that conditions in
Gainesville are not the best for homeless people. But it is not
UF's responsibility to fix that problem.
Plus, UF just doesn't have that kind of money to dole out
to every worthy cause. And even if the money were there, the
amount of bureaucratic red tape would make creating a shel-
ter nearly impossible not to mention the huge liability issue
of herding thousands of excited incoming students through an
exhibition of people who are down on their luck.
The third initiative proposes that the Student Body con-
stitution's nondiscrimination clause include the expression
"gender identity and expression." We support this referen-
dum. If it passes, students cannot be discriminated against
based on which gender they attribute to themselves or how
they manifest that identity how they walk, talk or dress, for
instance. Discrimination based on sexual orientation has been
covered by the clause since 2003. It's about time that coverage
is extended to members of the transgender community.
This is also a major issue nationally. The House of
Representatives is working on extending rights to lesbian, gay,
bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning people around
the nation. If this referendum passes, it will show that UF is an
When you vote today or Wednesday, keep in mind what
these referendums mean not just today but for future genera-
tions of UF students. Even if you don't care about voting for
the people on the ballot, at least vote for these issues. We're
sure you'll be able to find a sorority girl willing to take that "I
Voted" sticker off your hands.
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Voter apathy extends past SG elections
As you make your way past the slew of annoying
Gator Party members and Pants-on-a-Pole, let me
take this opportunity to remind you to vote. Most
of you won't bother, and as a result, the Party of Many
Names will probably remain in power.
The student body is a microcosm of the American
population and its tendency not to care about anything
beyond its own nose.
Those who know me know I'm passionate about politics
and social issues. That's because most people around me
don't care about anything except their own lives, and some
are even proud of their apathy Often my efforts to get people
to care about the world's problems fall on deaf ears, but that
is because the American psyche is indifferent about the real
world. We're content watching reality TV and driving our
sport utility vehicles with Starbucks coffee in hand.
After you read this column you're going to think I'm a
flag-burning America-hater, but I find this necessary to say:
We deserve exactly what we got.
We deserve -our imbecile of a president and our tabloid-
news channels masquerading as legitimate sources of infor-
mation. These networks don't have a modicum of journal-
istic integrity left. The shaved head of the talentless Britney
Spears made front-page news, and Larry King is entering his
third week of breathless coverage of the death of our favorite
gold digger and ex-playmate, Anna Nicole Smith.
The media are subject to the laws of supply and demand
and clearly, we don't demand anything but entertain-
The United States has one the highest standards of living
in the world, enjoys superpower status and at least until
recently has had tremendous respect in the international
community. But our power has made us complacent and re-
luctant to speak out, lest any change in the status quo do-
mestic or overseas threatens our
way of life. It's why most of us don't
question the "corporatocracy" that
has the government in its pocket
and the Third World at its mercy.
If the American empire were to
end, our lives would be very dif-
I know what you're going to say.
One person's outrage can't make a
difference. But it's precisely that pessimism that prevents
things from changing. If every person who thinks his or her
vote can't make a difference would actually bother to vote,
the impact would be visible.
Some argue that there's no point in voting because all the
candidates are the same. I'll admit, I often can't tell the differ-
ence between Democrats and Republicans. For instance, the
Democrats so far haven't shown enough backbone to force
the Bush administration to withdraw from Iraq or to hold it
accountable for the war it has waged on the U.S. Constitution
for the past six years.
But it's up to us to demand change. After all, politicians
have to listen to voters.
Students have historically voted for Student Government
in pathetically low numbers, which is perfectly understand-
able when they're presented with slim pickings in both
quantity and quality. Many students are even proud of not
voting and consider it a protest to abstain. But this will do
nothing to hold SG accountable.
Indifference will not solve our SG woes or the multitude
of the world's problems. It is our responsibility to first inform
ourselves and, more importantly, make our voices heard by
Anuradha Pandey is a history junior. Her column appears
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Little fee, big results
Last month, students at
the University of North
Carolina at Chapel Hill
brought their university into
the 21st century.
With the help of a renew-
able energy fee, the university
installed solar panels on the
roof of the newly renovated
Morrison Hall dorm. These
solar thermal panels, which
capture the heat of the sun,
will provide the dorm with
60 percent of its water-heating
The Morrison Hall project
is one of the largest renew-
able energy investments in the
And it would not have been
possible without the $4-per-
semester renewable energy fee
that UNC students agreed to
pay in 2003.
This Tuesday or Wednesday,
you can help bring a similar
program to U. A referen-
dum question on the Student
Government Spring election
ballot asks if UF should create
a student-financed Renewable
Energy Fund for campus.
The fund will raise $645,000
a year through a 50-cent-per-
credit student fee. To put that
in perspective, if you take 14
credit hours per semester, you
will pay $14 per year about
the price of a large pizza.
This fee will help fund
solar and bioenergy electricity
generation on campus, energy
efficiency improvements for
university buildings and other
renewable energy projects on
These may include a solar
panel array on top of the Reitz
Union parking garage and a
methane power generation
unit fueled by food waste from
campus dining halls.
These projects will move
our university toward clean,
nonpolluting sources of elec-
tricity. This change is neces-
sary. UF gets almost all of its
power from coal- and natural
gas-fired power plants.
Brendan Moore Coal
Speaking Out power
and inefficient and a major
contributor to air pollution.
Natural gas is cleaner than
coal, but it gets more expensive
by the day prices have more
than doubled since 2000.
In addition, both coal and
natural gas are finite sources of
energy that will eventually run
out. In comparison, renewable
energy is clean and often more
cost-effective in the long run.
For example, solar and wind
power do not emit any air pol-
lution and often save money.
The biggest obstacle regard-
ing these clean technologies is
the high cost of installation.
The renewable energy fee
will pay for these initial costs.
In addition, the fee may help
spur renewable energy invest-
ments by UF and the state
At UNC, the students paid
only one-third of the cost
of the solar thermal project
on Morrison Hall. Another
third was paid by the UNC
Department of Housing &
Residential Education, and the
rest was provided by the state
of North Carolina.
And the impact of a renew-
able energy fee will not be lim-
ited to Gainesville.
If the Florida Legislature
approves the fee at UF, it will
automatically allow all 11
Florida public universities to
implement similar fees.
In order for this to happen,
we need to show strong stu-
dent support here at UF.
Your vote will bring UF
closer to becoming a clean
energy institution and help
create a better future for us
and our children.
Vote "yes" to renewable
energy Feb. 27 or 28.
Brendan Moore is the presi-
dent of Gators for a Sustainable
Campus and an economics senior.
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For a real change
t's that time again everyone's favorite time of
No, not Spring Break. It's Student Government
Are you excited yet? I can tell that you are.
Well, brace yourself because I have an announce-
ment that's really going to tickle your fancy.
I am once again throwing my hat in the ring. But
not for president. I've seen three SG Presidents in my
time here, and they all had the same problem. Not one
of them had any balls.
So I'm not running for president. I'm running for
"But Andrew," you cry, "There are already two
viable candidates for Student Body President, not to
mention the fact that Dictator isn't a real position ..."
First of all, any candidate who isn't me is hardly
viable. And second, once I win the election, my first
act as president will be to name myself official SG
Dictator and Breast Examiner because breast cancer
hurts all of us.
You see, kids, the SG president is a merely a puppet
who sings and dances on command because Bernie
Machen's hand is buried deep inside his ass so deep
that Bernie can even make his lips move.
How else do you explain an SG President voting for
Or an SG President saying nothing as Machen and
his prohibitionist goon squad go on an anti-alcohol
That's why you, the students, must rise up and
anoint me SG Dictator.
Unlike the sorority girls passing out fliers whose
bullshit issues they and you couldn't care less
about, I have a real agenda.
SG has a $12 million budget.
That money should be put to good use, not wasted
Andrew Meyer on frivolous crap like cameras in
Speaking Out parking lots.
When I am dictator, the Later
Gator won't stop running until every sloppy Gator
downtown has a ride home
When I am dictator, the cost of a parking ticket on
campus will be $5, not $20.
When I am dictator, Gator Growl will feature co-
medians who are funny not Bill Engvall or Gabriel
Iglesias or Wayne Brady.
When I am dictator, the "Cemetery of the Innocents"
on the North Lawn will be banished to the softball sta-
dium, where no one will ever see it.
When I am dictator, UF professors will be paid
the salaries they deserve. And their class sizes will
be smaller than the population of a Caribbean island
When I am dictator, University Police will not be
allowed to pull someone over for speeding on a bi-
When I am dictator, the College Republicans will be
forced to invite the preachers who frequent Turlington
Plaza to its meetings so the preachers can finally have
a receptive audience.
When I am dictator, the campus bathrooms will
have Quilted Northern brand toilet paper, not that
sandpaper crap that burs your anus.
And finally, when I am dictator, every tow truck
driver in Gainesville will be forced to line up, bend
over and drop trou so that every UF or SFCC student,
Gainesville resident, or visitor who's ever had his or
her car towed for no reason whatsoever can paddle
those bastards until they can't sit down without
feeling like they've just been trampled by a herd of
They freaking deserve it.
Andrew Meyer is a journalism junior and a write-in
candidate for SG president.
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By MADISON CHEATWOOD
Alligator Contributing Writer
If you're underage and drunk at a par-
ty, you probably find comfort in knowing
that putting your drink down can save
you from getting in trouble with the law.
Well, those days could end soon.
A bill proposed in the state Senate this
month would make it illegal for people
under 21 to consume alcohol. The current
drinking law prohibits underage citizens
only from possessing alcohol.
But under the proposed bill, under-
age people don't have to be in possession
of an alcoholic beverage to be charged.
Police just need legal proof such as
failing a breathalyzer test that they
Sen. Tony Hill, a -senator on the
Regulated Industries Committee, which
proposed the bill, said it would make
the law on underage drinking easier to
enforce. But some underage students said
it won't change their drinking habits.
Hill said in a telephone interview that
the bill would send a dear message to stu-
dents that underage drinking isn't easy to
get away with. They wouldn't be able to
go from one broken-up party to another
and avoid repercussions, he said.
Officer Darin Gentry of the University
Police Department said the bill would
give police officers more power in enforc-
ing the law and makes more sense than
the content of the law.
nking law proposed
"It's kind of silly that you have to be of these loopholes in Florida's laws, but
in possession of it, even if it's in your sys- some students think enforcement will be
tem," Gentry said. too subjective.
According to the committee's packet Josh Weiss, the president of UF's.
from its meeting Tuesday, about 30 other Student Senate, said the bill is "ripe for
states that already prohibit underage al- abuse" and "really opens a Pandora's
cohol consumption agree. box." He said he doesn't.see the bill as
UF freshman Andre Sibilsky, from much of a benefit to students.
Dalla, said he didn't know Florida did not But SFCC freshman Nicole Fischer
follow that law. Sibilsky, 19, thought the said she would be more cautious if the
police officers were lenient here, he said. bill passes.
Though he's been kicked out of a dub "If you could get arrested, that could
for holding a drink, he's never gotten in ruin a lot of things in your life," Fischer
trouble when he was "dearly drunk," he said.
said. Hill said that based on past bills re-
garding underage drinking, he thinks
"If you could get arrested, that the majority of senators will agree with
could ruin a lot of things in the bill, and there's a good possibility it
your life." UF President Benie Machen wrote
Nicole Fischer in an e-mail that UF hasn't yet taken a
SFCC freshman position on it. UF's Community Alcohol
Coalition will meet Monday to discuss
the bill, he wrote.
In Texas, Sibilsky said police officers Even though the Gainesville Police
usually give underage drinkers two tick- Department doesn't comment on laws
ets at once one for possession and the that aren't yet in effect, GPD spokesman
other for consumption. Lt. Keith Kameg said that if students
As far .as enforcement in Florida, the don't like the bill, they should take steps
bill provides for two methods of proving to prevent it from becoming law.
a person has consumed alcohol. The first However, Patrick Carr, a UF sopho-
indudes checkingblood- andbreath-alco- more, said either way, the bill wouldn't
hol levels, affect him if it passes.
The other method is "if the person is "I' take my risks with 50,000 other
affected to the extent that the person's people in Gainesville that I'm not going
normal faculties are impaired." to be the one that gets caught," Carr said.
Hill said the bill would block some
By CHRISTOPHER YAZBEC
Alligator Contributing Writer
A group of UF students have a vision for
helping the poor.
The Pre-optometry Pupils will be collect-
ing new or used eyeglasses and sunglasses to
provide that aid through a drive called Sight
for Sore Eyes.
Donations, which will be collected on the
Reitz Union Colonnade from Wednesday to
Friday, will be given to needy people in un-
derdeveloped countries, said
Student Boski Patel, president of the
-;; ', :!; organization.
"The glasses are for people
in other countries who don't have the privilege
to see," said Patel, a UF senior majoring in
nutritional sciences. "We want to help them
Jacob Hodges, a biology senior who helped
pass out fliers, said the glasses are taken on
mission trips to countries such as Nicaragua,
Peru, Costa Rica and African nations.
Patel said there are dinics in those countries
that have volunteer optometrists who give eye
exams to the recipients of the glasses.
Donation boxes will also be placed in op-
tometry offices around Gainesville next week.
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Video games can raise self-esteem, lower stress
Kelly Howald, a bartender at Pontiac Tavern in
night on the restaurant's Nintendo Wii.
downtown Gainesville, plays a bowling game Tuesday
* AN EXPERIMENTAL GAME
By MARIA CLAUDIA ANGARITA
Alligator Contributing Writer
It turns out playing video games
is not only a way to not only have
fun but also improve self-esteem
and reduce stress.
Research has found that re-
petitive components from playing
video games could be used to shape
the way people think and how they
see themselves, according to a re-
cent article from Reuters.
UF psychologist Ann Jaronski
said certain types of video games
can boost self-esteem and brain
power while functioning as tools
to teach people to focus on the posi-
tive side of life.
"That is something you will do
with someone in therapy," Jaronski
said, "but what I would like to see
is people translating that (from
video games) into their daily, face-
This new research focuses on
positive impacts, unlike previous
research that looked for the link
between video games and violent
MindHabits Booster, a new
Strange man on campus prompts faculty, police warnings
By MAY SMITH
Alligator Contributing Writer
When UF junior Natalie Andres walked
into her three-hour writing lab in Weimer Hall
one evening, other students told her an un-
known older man was outside with an empty
pet cage, claiming he had a puppy.
"I was kind of confused," she said. "I defi-
nitely didn't want to get up and go out there.
I don't like walking next to sketchy people. I
don't want them to talk to me."
The incident prompted journalism profes-
sor Julie Dodd to e-mail her students about
incident, suggesting they take precautions.
University Police Department spokesman
Capt. Jeff Holcomb advises contacting law
enforcement about any odd activity.
"If it looks suspicious, it is suspicious,"
he said. "Let us make the determination of
whether it's a safety concern or not."
He also encourages being familiar with the
"Let us make the determination
of whether it's a safety concern or
Capt. Jeff Holcomb
campus and knowing the locations of blue
emergency telephones, which connect users
directly to UPD.
"Usually students get so involved in their
iPods, cell phones, conversations," he said,
"that they don't really pay attention to what's
going on around them, especially if people are
He added that students should never walk
alone to or from night classes. If a walking
partner is unavailable, students should use the
Student Nighttime Auxiliary Patrol. Students
who call 392-SNAP while on campus will be
picked up and escorted to their destinations.
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game developed by a group of
researchers at McGill University in
Montreal, Canada, is part of a new
genre of games that aim to make
people feel good about themselves.
The game tries to eliminate inse-
curity and stress by having players
repeatedly pick a smiling face from
a group of frowning faces, accord-
ing to the game's developers' Web
Matilde Marrero, a UF psychol-
ogy junior, said
National she enjoyed play-
News ing MindHabits
after playing it for
"It is fun to look for the smiling
face and get it right," she said. "The
smile is contagious, and even for an
instant, you feel happy."
Jaronski said research has
proved that when people see a
smile or smile at each other, it is
usual to receive a kind reaction in
"You mirror each other," she
said. "In the game, each time you
get it right, you smile because it is
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10, ALLIGATOR U TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 27,2007
Candidate vows to help poor's plight
By DREW HARWELL
Alligator Staff Writer
"Genesis states the world
is made for everyone," said
City Commission candidate
Francis "Pat" Fitzpatrick Jr. as
he perched on the stoop of the
Gainesville Catholic Worker
"Here, the unscrupulous
have stolen all the wealth. Thing
is, we've got to get it back."
It's a powerful statement, but
not too surprising considering
Fitzpatrick, 57, is famous
around the city for his homeless
advocacy and political candor,
and he's hoping that reputation
translates into an election to the
commission. For years, Pat has
fought for food, health care and
homes for the city's lower class.
His platform includes fighting
the dosing of Downtown Plaza,
establishing year-round shelters
and services for the homeless,
and working with a nationwide
campaign against child hunger.
"Ain't nothing wrong with
the poor," he said, a green "Feed
the World" badge hanging from
his $3 button-up shirt. "It's the
Gainesville t h a t' s
also wants to change roam
towing and make the city more
He's got little political experi-
Gainesville City Commission candidate Pat Fitzpatrick stands on the Downtown Plaza on Mon-
day. "Robin Hood was right, man," he said. "The rich stole it first. We're just taking it back."
ence, unless you count his status
, as a fixture at commission meet-
ings. There, he uses the three
minutes allotted for citizen com-
ment to crack jokes and discuss
what he thinks is the city's sub-
par treatment of the poor. He's
been thrown out five times.
But even though he disagrees
with many of the commission-
ers, sometimes calling them
"slime" and assholess," he
hasn't resorted to mudsling-
ing in his campaign. In fact, he
called his opponent, incumbent
Commissioner Craig Lowe, one
of the finest people he's met.
With a bachelor's degree in
history from the University of
Central Florida, a master's in
Rehabilitation Counseling from
UF and a master's in social work
from Florida State University,
Fitzpatrick knows a thing or two
about social activism.
He has worked for Cesar
Chavez and the United Farm
Workers to, in his words, help
the "people take power from the
Despite past work in maxi-
mum security prisons, migrant
labor camps and rehab centers,
he's begun to settle down.
As the executive director
of Counseling and Education
Associates, he's helping people
quit smoking and abusing drugs.
He also works as a caretaker for
the disabled. He-lives in a one-
bedroom apartment, which he
said he shares with several local
"I can'ttalk like this," he said,
"and not have the homeless stay
Pants has more experience in organizations outside SG
EXPERIENCE, from page 1
Gator vice presidential candidate
Vanessa Goodwin said her experience with
SG began as a junior in high school when
she helped her sister Jessica campaign
for former UF SG political party Student
"When I saw my sister and the type of
passion she had, I knew if I was going to
come back and get involved in SG, it would
be because of that," Goodwin said. "If it
was anything less, it would be a waste."
When she came to UF, Goodwin, who
unsuccessfully interviewed to be a Senate
candidate three times, worked her way
up in the Cabinet to her position as chair-
Pants Party vice presidential candidate
Eve Rizzo said during her debate Thursday
that she had served as director for the
Women's Affairs Cabinet, but could not be
reached for comment.
Gator treasurer candidate E.J. Walicki
said most of his experience was spent
as president of the Inter-Residence Hall
Association for two years.
While Pants Party treasurer candidate
Elizabeth Stinson said she had limited
experience with SG, she said she worked
with the SG Finance Office as the confer-
ence organizer for her group, Model United
Nations. This experience, she said, has giv-
en her ideas on how to improve the process
of giving money to student organizations
on campus, such as setting up online forms
to apply for funding.
The Gator Party is also running45 Senate
candidates, including six incumbents, for
the 47 open seats. Pants is running 30 candi-
dates, none of which are incumbents.
Pants Party President David Meyrowitz
said while many of Pants Senate candidates
are fresh faces, many of them served in
community college SG organizations and
are "qualified out of SG."
By CHAD SMITH
Alligator Staff Writer
UF President Bernie Machen says
he's committed to limiting his cam-
pus's impact on the environment, and
some students want to aid by making
it cost a little more to attend UF
But it will ultimately be up to all
UF students at the polls.
Students in Gators for a Sustainable
Campus have placed a referendum on
the Student Government elections
like to pay an addi-
credit-hour fee that
would go toward
Moore, said the
Davis money would
bring more sources
of alternative energy like solar pan-
els and biofuels, which would take the
thrown-out food from the dining halls
and turn it into energy
In its beginning stages, he said the
money would be spent mostly on "re-
newable energy credits," which would
help fund the reduction of greenhouse
gas emissions off campus.
"The atmosphere doesn't care
where pollution is coming from," he
Both the Pants and Gator parties
support the fee, which would produce
roughly $290,000 per semester.
Jack Davis, a professor of envi-
ronmental and Florida history, said
though he wasn't familiar with the
referendum, he thought it was a good
"I think it's a small price to pay for
what they'll get in return," he said.
Davis added that he thought the
money would best be spent on creat-
ing a more natural on-campus land-
*scape by planting native species.
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3rd Floor JWRU Activities Desk
P202 Peabody Hall Dean of Students Office
On the web at www.ufsa.ufl.edu/ovp
Deadline for completed application is
April 6, 2007 by 12 noon
155 Tigert Hall
*Contact the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs at 392-1265 if you have any questions.r
You may qualify to participate in a Phase 2 clinical research trial of
an investigational drug being developed for possible use in diabetes.
The study involves 5 out-patient visits and participants will be
compensated for their time.
For further details please contact:
Clinical Trial Coordinator
University of Florida
Tel: (352) 846 2234
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2007 I ALLIGATOR, 11
Lowe hopes for a third term
By DREW HARWELL
Alligator Staff Writer
City Commissioner Craig Lowe
is openly gay, a computer program-
mer and interested in soil science.
In other words, he's about as far
from the typical politician as you
Nevertheless, his last four years
in the City Commission have been
marked with significant strides
toward environmental protection,
minority rights and student af-
He hopes that after this election
he'll have time to do more.
Lowe, 49, has been the commis-
sioner of District 4, which includes
most of the UF campus and part of
downtown, since 2003.
His first election was down to
the wire against opponent Brad
Guy, who was leading near the end
of the night.
Only after the votes from the
student-heavy polling center in the
Reitz Union were counted was the
Lowe had won by 16 votes.
The upcoming election will be
His second election, in 2004,
was unopposed. This election will
be the first time he's faced two op-
"The students who are here now
are a voice for the students who
come later," he said.
Since his first election, he has
fought for environmental policies
and the protection of "ecologically
significant" areas in the city.
During his first Commission
meeting, a Wal-Mart Supercenter
was being planned for a site near
the fragile headwaters of Hogtown
"Growing up during Martin
Luther King, in a time of
intense electoral battles re-
garding segregation versus
equal opportunity ... and
growing up as a gay person
inthe South, all those fac-
tors shaped my belief and
Gainesville City Commission
With help from Lowe, the plan
was voted down.
Environmental activism, Lowe
said, has been a priority for him
While growing up in Atlanta,
he advocated for clean air and the
protection of plants and animals
from suburban growth.
He also participated in sit-ins
protesting the Vietnam War and
fought against discrimination over
race and sexual orientation is-
sues he still crusades for today.
"Growing up during Martin
Luther King, in a time of intense
electoral battles regarding segrega-
tion versus equal opportunity ...
and growing up as a gay person
in the South," he said, "all those.
factors shaped my belief and com-
He earned a bachelor's degree
in soil science from the University.
of Georgia and continued his grad-
uate education with a master's in
zoology from UF.
After graduating, he began
research with the Department of
Forestry on the effect of air pollu-
tion on forest trees.
He left the position for a com-
puter programming job with
the Florida Center for Library
Automation in Gainesville.
He worked there for five years
before quitting to focus on commis-
He is single, although he has
one 17-year-old cat named Jackson
who, he joked, is old enough to
Commissioner Craig Lowe sits behind his desk during a City
Commission recess Monday.
Pawn shop owner runs for Commission
By DREW HARWELL
Alligator Staff Writer
Few campaign offices have as
many guitars, crossbows and old
VHS tapes as City Commission
candidate Richard Selwach.
That's because few candidates
are like Selwach, 44, a pawn shop
owner, landlord and former UF
student whose passion for poli-
tics bursts with a heated intensity
most candidates repress.
What is he so excited about?
Government notification, mostly.
After changes to landlord per-
mit fees were made by the city,
Selwach criticized the commis-
sion and said he and his neigh-
bors were not properly notified.
"I did not want to run for City
Commission," he said between
gulps from a water jug in his
pawn shop on Northwest Third
City Elections they're not
job. They're not listening,"
Selwach is interested in
environmental issues like clean-
Gainesville landlord and pawnshop owner Richard Selwach, holds a folder of newspaper clip-
pings about his campaign outside City Hall on Monday.
ing the water supply near the
Koppers site, a wood treatment
plant that polluted the North
His love for the environment,
he said, came from an unfortu-
nate accident. After a school bus
struck him and left him with a se-
vere head injury in 1992, he said
he was lucky to be alive.
"I was spinning, the earth was
spinning, the universe was spin-
ning," he said. "I made a promise
to the universe, right then, that I
would help the planet."
Other planks in his platform
include advocating for nuclear
energy, stopping any new taxes
and cutting programs like the
Equal Opportunity Office,
Mosquito Control and maybe
the Economic Development
Born in New York and raised
in Miami, Selwach began attend-
ing UF in the early '80s. With
an associate degree from the
Warrington College of Business,
he started Best Jewelry & Loan
Pawnbrokers about 22 years ago.
He's also a landlord of 20
properties in University Park, 16
of which house students.
SHowever, not everyone is
a fan of Selwach. The Alachua
County Ministerial Alliance
asked him to withdraw from the
race because it was offended by
comments made at a League of
Women Voters forum.
"They're afraid of me," he
said. "They're afraid I'm going
ELECTION, from page 1
campaigning is expensive, she
said it's worth it.
"To run something as huge and
great as the University of Florida
Student Government, you-need a
lot of money," she said.
Yi said the contributions from
the candidates as well as their
friends and families show dedica-
tion to the party.
S"It just shows how passionate
they are," she said.
Monday was the last day for
the parties to campaign before
voting starts today.
Both parties were visible on
campus, especially in highly con-
gested areas such as Turlington
Plaza and the North Lawn. Pants
supporters strutted through cam-
pus carrying poles with pants
attached to them, and Gator
supporters passed out fliers and
walked with students to try to get
Polls will be open from 8
a.m. until 8 p.m. today and
12, ADVERTISEMENT, ALLIGATOR U TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 27,2007
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I m February 27, 2007
IT aims to make
UF jobs easier to do
to help make the
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Three recent Marc Hoit
a computer purchasing contract, elec-
tronic submission of course changes
and improvements to the campus
A computer purchasing contract ex-
pected to be signed in eirly Mirch will
provide not only significant discounts
on computers. laptops and peripherals
but also an outstanding service agree-
ment. Purchasing created the strluegic
sourcing initiative that has allowed
UF to negotiate with vendors, arriv-
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also will allow for personal purchases
at exceptional rates, some as low as 1
percent above campus prices.
The electronic course submission
project has developed a \\eb-based
process for submission, approval and
tracking of informanron. The system
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is generally expandable and updates
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UF deems online alcohol course Researcher studying
a success, commits to program
The University of Florida has decided to
continue its online alcohol education course
for new first-year and transfer students based
on the success of its pilot program.
Incoming freshmen and transfer stu-
dents in the summer B and fall terms were
the first classes to take part in the program.
By the start of spring semester registration
in November, 94 percent of new students
had completed the course.
Of these students, 86 percent reported
that they.would pay more attention to their
drinking habits based on the information
given in the course. More significantly,
78 percent of the students said the course
would influence their drinking behavior,
and 35 percent said the course would sub-
stantially affect their behavior.
'Anecdotally, students have shared that
they had originally thought the program
would be a waste of time," Ann Becks,
director of new student programs, said.
"But once they took it, they felt that it was
A joint effort of behavioral scientists,
multimedia experts and educators, the
online program is designed to be both
entertaining and informative. The course
includes dozens of articles that cover a
range of topics from how to avoid hang-
overs and drunken aggression to what
students should do if they get into trouble
with judicial affairs.
The course also offers peer testimonials
and interactive tools like a calorie counter
and a blood alcohol level calculator.
Students needa minimum grade of
80 percent in the course, which they may
take as often as necessary to reach pass-
ing. The program takes about 90 minutes
By Mindy Morris
A market ripe for chestnuts
High Springs chestnut
farmer Jenny Franklin
discusses her crop last De-
cember with Gary Brinen,
University of Florida Insti-
tute of Food and Agricul-
tural Sciences horticultural
extension agent. Brinen
said a chestnut variety
that's a cross between an
American chestnut and a
Chinese chestnut is becom-
ing a good option for North
Florida farmers and could
someday take a bigger bite
of the chestnut market,
now dominated by Italy.
Int:'g Hi fiu oct,' : .11e i.1 ,.m iph g rf
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event name, brief dcseriprion and iponwor;
nine; location; co.ts, and contract niform.t-
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e-mail. Eventi, de cs. tuein and proqg~m a
are subject rto change.
4 p.m. "Politics and Religious Ident;ties in Pre-mod-
ern Europe. Case Studies in Poland and Spain,' lec-
ture by Benjamin Ehlers and Pawel Kras, Smathers
Library, Conference Room West 212
10 a.m.. "Road Map to Graduate and Professional
Schools program for minority sophomores and
juniors, Reitz Student Union, Rion Ballroom
3 p.m., Carillon recital, Century Tower
4:05 p.m., "Advances in Diagnosis and Therapy for
Celiac Disease," lecture by Mariagrazia Cunto,
In January, University of Florida
researchers investigating binge-drinking
among college students took it to the streets.
Virginia Dodd, an assistant professor
in the Department of Health Education
and Behavior, wanted to find out just how
much Gator fans had been celebrating after
the 2006 national football championship,
so she arid her research team joined the
crowd on University Avenue.
"We went out with Breathalyzers and
collected 52 samples," said Dodd, who will
use the data as part of her federally funded
research on high-risk drinking behavior of
college students and the use of prevention
methods that can influence this behavior.
Last June, Dodd was awarded a
$283,745 grant by the U.S. Depart-
ment of Education to study alcohol use
on campus. She is now working with the
Student Health Care Center to change the
perception of alcohol among students and
decrease the prevalence of excessive drink-
ing on game days.
"We felt that we wanted to try and craft
a very student-directed health message
campaign," she said. "Next fall, we will
launch our specific game-day messages.
The researchers will study the impact
of their health advertising through surveys
and focus groups. The grant will end in
2008, but Dodd said she will continue to
seek funding because there is a lot of work
to be done.
"It's an issue that will probably always
be prevalent on campus," Dodd said. "The
ultimate goal is to get students to moderate
By Panagiota Papakos
Noon, "Immigralion and Work through Literarv
Works and Public Discourse: Madrid, Valencia and
Alicante at the Beginning of the New Millennium."
lecture by Karma E. Vazquez Anderson Hall.
7:30 p.m., Concerts Band concert
7:30 p.m., Jazz Band concert
7:30 p.m., Scott Poole, bassoon recital
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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2007 U ALLIGATOR, ADVERTISEMENT, 13
Doctors Without Borders president to speak at UF
Dr. Darin Portnoy has opened clinics in
Liberia, helped Chechen refugees get emer-
gency health care in Georgia, coordinated
primary care programs in the Sudan, and
helped form programs to control tuberculosis
in Uzbekistan and measles in Nigeria.
Portnoy, a New York physician and
president of the board of directors of
Doctors Without Borders in the United
States, will speak at 7 p.m. March 5 at the
University of Florida Phillips Center for
the Performing Arts.
Doctors Without Borders, also known
as Midecins Sans Frontieres, is an interna-
tional medical humanitarian organization
composed of doctors, nurses and other
medical and nonmedical professionals who
work to provide health care to patients in
war-torn regions, medically underserved
countries and disaster zones. The group
Sergio Vega's installation piece, "Shanty
Nucleus after Derrida," is part of the exhibi-
tion "International Contemporary Art from
the Harn Museum Collection."
Museum Nights features
talk by Sergio Vega
Internationally acclaimed artist and
University of Florida Associate Professor
Sergio Vega will present a lecture on his
work and career during the Harn Museum
of Art's Museum Nights on Thursday.
Vega's installation piece, "Sh-nty
Nucleus after Derrida," is included in the
exhibition "International Contemporary
Art from the Ham Museum Collection,"
on view in the Harm's Cofrin Pavilion
Following Vega's 6 p.m. lecture, visitors
can tour the exhibition with a Harn docent
and view Vega's work, along with the other
pieces featured in the exhibition. For more
7:30 p.m., Shannon Parramore. flute recital
7:30 p.m., Miranda Morris, horn recital
Florida Museum of Natural History
6:30 p.m., "Tinel A Buddhist Trilogy. Part I: The
Dalai Lama,the Monasteries and the People"
Student Arts Juried Exhibition, through March 9,
"Ligature 2007." annual design show organized by
student group voxGraphis, through March 16,
also sets up programs like those Portnoy
ran to help stop the spread of infectious
diseases in these countries.
"My wish is that the community will be
made aware, by the example set by Doc-
tors Without Borders, of current issues in
global health and be inspired to contribute
to the effort to improve it," said Heidi
Nagel, a second-year medical student in
the College of Medicine who organized the
event with classmates. "This to me is the
primary altruistic example of what I believe
in as a doctor."
One College of Medicine faculty mem-
ber is already contributing. Dr. I. Keith
Stone, chairman of the Department of
Obstetrics and Gynecology, recently joined
Doctors Without Borders and will be
working in Sierra Leone until June.
Medical students and public health
information about programs and events,
call 352-392-9826 or visit the Web at
$2.75 million NIH grant
to aid pediatric HIV study
Dr. Mobeen Rathore, a professor and
assistant chairman of pediatrics and chief
of pediatric infectious diseases at the UF
College of Medicine-Jacksonville and
Wolfson Children's Hospital, was recently
awarded a $2.75
million grant by the
of Health to study
the effects of antiret-
on children exposed
to them in utero.
gathered during the t
four-year Pediatric Mobeen Rathore, M.D.
HIV/AIDS Cohort Study will contribute
to the study's long-term goal to prevent
mother-to-child transmission of HIV infec-
tion, Rathore said.
UF College of Medicine-Jacksonville
is part of a nationwide multicenter group
conducting the research the first of its
kind to look at potential effects of antiret-
roviral medications during pregnancy. The
Jacksonville study site, which covers north
Feb. 27-28, March 1-3
"Vote- Antidote to Apathy,.
Nadine McGuire Pavilion
weekday and Saturday. 8
p m. Sunday, 2 p.m.
7:30 p.m., Kris Kristoflerson
8 p.m., Santa Fe Community
College Dance, "Elements
Darin Porinoy President
Doctors Without Borders
7 p.m March 5
Philipl Center lor the
315 Hull Road
Darin Portnoy, M.D.
students from the College of Public Health
and Health Professions have spent the past
year planning and raising money to bring
Portnoy to UF, Nagel said. They also plan
to sell photos at the event to give an ad-
ditional donation to the organization.
The event is free and open to the public.
By April Frawley Birdwell
Florida and southeast Georgia, is gearing
up now to begin screening patients. Na-
tionwide, 1,625 children will be enrolled.
Study links grades,
number of Hispanic students
Hispanic students at community col-
leges with large Hispanic populations are
more likely to earn higher grades and com-
plete their courses, according to a study
headed by University of Florida College of
Education Professor Linda Serra Hagedorn.
Educators have long believed that a
"critical mass" of like students is vital to
making minority students feel at home on
college campuses. But this study, appear-
ing in the February issue of the journal
Research in Higher Education, may be
the first to find statistical evidence to
confirm that belief.
Hagedorn is the lead investigator and
director of the Transfer and Retention
of Urban Community College Students
project, a multiyear, comprehensive study
of the educational outcomes of 5,000
community college students at the nine
community college campuses in the Los
Angeles area. Investigators queried the
students on their backgrounds, attitudes
and experiences, and compared those data
to the students' transcript records.
7 30 p.m.. Moscow Festival Ballet
7:30 p.m Atlanta Symphony Orchestra with
7-30 p.m. Chick Corea and Bela Fleck
Spring break (no classes)
InsideUF will not publish this week
ABC soap stars part
of UF benefit event
University of Florida faculty. stait
and students interested in meeting some
of daytime TV's most popular young ac-
tors may want to be on the North Lawn
of the Reitz Student Union on Friday
for "Rock the Quad," an event in part
to benefit victims of recent tornados in
The event takes place from 1 to i .
p.m. and features iood. music, dancing,
giveaways, and photo opportunities with
stars from "General Houpirl." "One
Life to Live" and "All M\ Children."
Admission is free, but donations of
clothing and nonperishable food items
will be accepted. An ABC crew will be
on hand to tape the event.
due at end of March
The standard evaluation period for
all LISPS and TEAMS employee, at the
Universirv of Florida ends \\ednesday,
with performance appraisals due to Hu-
man Resource Services bv March 31
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sors wantingg a refresher. For a ist of
dates and rimes of these sesiins, viiiir
the Web at www.hr.ful.edu/training/
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online at www.hr.ufl.edu/training. The
course code is GET1I50, Performance
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Move into a LARGE 3BR today!
Pool, Alarm, Free UF Parking
Deluxe, large one or two bedroom, 60 sec-
ond walk to UF. Wpod 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
S For Rent
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
"New Luxury Villas*
Fenced yard perfect for pets!
HUGE 1, 2 & 3BRs with W/D
FREE Cable w/HBO/Showtime*
Alarm* Tanning from $510
** ELLIE'S HOUSES **
Quality single family homes. Walk or bike to
UF. www.ellieshouses.com 352-215-4991 or
2/2 incl. W/D Across from UFI
LUXURY! Pets welcome,
Alarm, Available for Fall
Open Weekends 371-7777
SIGN A LEASE, WIN A PS3!
Luxury 1, 2, and 3s!
24-Hr Gym*Ask for Fum and RMM
Leasing NOW and FALL! (352) 335-4455
*NOW LEASING FOR FALL*
1BR $639, 2BR $739, 3BR $929
Great location*Spacious*lncludes some utils
Alarms*Park FREE @ UF*Pets welcome
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
Get yours before it's gone!
SSpacious 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
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
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1 For Rent: Furnished 6 Furnishings 11 Motorcycles, Mopeds 16 Health Services 21 Entertainment
2 "For Rent: Unfurnished 7 Computers 12 Autos 17 Typing Services 22 Tickets
3 Sublease 8 Electronics 13 Wanted 18 Personals 23 Rides
4 Roommates 9 Bicycles 14 Help Wanted 19 Connections 24 Pets
5. Real Estate 10 For Sale 15 Services 20 Event Notices 25 Lost & Found
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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2007- ALLIGATOR, 15
1 For Rent
**MOVE IN TODAY**
2 & 3 bedrooms Available Now.
HUGE! 1.3 miles to UF!
ALL pets welcome!
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
60 sec walk to UF. Short term avail. 1 or 2
rooms $425 & up. Call 352-538-2181 4-
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
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
Affordable & Quiet Living
-1 & 2 BR Apartments ~
Close to UF and Shands,
Butler Plaza, Great Dining
$549-$835 Call 376-1248
We do! Currently leasing
1,2,3, & 4BRs for FALL
Pool, Alarm, Free UF Parking!
(DOB 08/31/74); 5'05",
160 Ibs, Black Hair,
Violation of Probation
Warrant for Ct- I Battery
and Ct. 2 Battery on
Firefighteror Intake Officer
Call (352) 372-STOP
- For Rent For Rent
S unfurnished unfurnished
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
Convenient Bus Route!
FORGET YOU HAVE ROOMMATES!
Huge 4BR townhomes w/W/D. 1662 sq.ft.
FREE gym membership and FREE cable!
1, 2 & 3 BRs for Now/Fall.
Pool, gym, New Ceramic Tile
ONLY 1.3 miles to UF
Live in Luxury
*Leasing Now and Jan!*
Ind. Lease *All Inclusive
Sign a lease, Win a PS3!
Luxury 2/2 and 3/2!
24-Hr Gym*Fum Avail
Leasing Now and Fall! 367-9910
1st MONTH FREE
1 BR 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
Furnished apartments close to UF
Individual bedroom leases
-*~**~*~*~*~*~-Walk to Class!~-*-*-**~-
Studio'from $565, 1BR/1BA from $689,
2 bedrooms from $779 ** 4BR from $469
Photos, Virtual Tours, Specials & more at
3BR/2BATriplex-1 block from campus.
Major reduction in rent
to lease up immediately
Looking Glass Apartments
111 NW 16th St. Office 376-1111
Cakes and Pies and Golden Fries!
Ventura has a nice surprise!
Let us pay $200 of your January Rent!
2 bedrooms available
Pets welcome/Open Saturdays
1902 SW 42nd Way
2BR/1.5BA Bellamy Forge, clean, new
kitchen & baths, W/D, pool, tennis, ceiling
speakers, water & pest control inc. & more.
No pets, smoke free. $850/mo 352-495-
Available after March 1,
Walk to campus
Studios $325 to $395
1 bd $375 & $395
Gore-Rabell Realty 378-1387
2BR Wood floors
Across from UF!
Open weekends and late
MOVE IN TODAY
Walk to UF!
Studios & 1 bedrooms
From only $699
Open Weekends 371-7777
Large room in NW home. Great neighbor-
hood. $400/mo includes utils, DSL, DVR,
no pets. Prefer mature, responsible non-
smoker. Avail now, flexible. Call Scott 335-
EXCLUSIVE DOWNTOWN APARTMENTS!
BRAND NEW LUXURY NOW LEASING!
Wood Flrs*Stainless Steel Appliances*W/D
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BE THE ENVY OF ALL YOUR FRIENDS!
GOING FAST-SIGN TODAY! 338-0002
Save $$$! Move-in TODAY!
2BR, 3BR or 4BR Ask about our 2006 rates!
376-2507 or www.bivenscove.com
Across from ShandslUF
Summit House Condos
Now Accepting Aplications for fall occupancy.
1 & 2 Brs w/two pools and smart card laundry
system! Call Today! or stop by our leasing
office 1700 SW 16th Court Unit A-1 Union
Properties 376-9665 3-8-30-2
BLOCKS TO.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
Duplex 2BR/1BA. Spacious, safe, clean, Ig
yd, trees. Quiet, CHA, carpet, ceiling fans.
W/D,-DW, carport. Near UF/dntn. 724 NW
19th Ave. $650/mo; 922 NE 6th Ave $700/mo
(Duckpond) Avail 2/28. No dogs. 376-0080
PET'S PARADISE No app or pet fee.
Townhome. 2BR/1.5BA. Privacy fence,
modern appliances. CH/AC 1000 SDW 59th
Terr. Leave detailed message 352-331-2099
DUCKPOND DUPLEX $700/mo 2BR/1BA.
Spacious, carport, very clean, carpeted,
CHA, DW, ceiling fans, W/D, furn. Safe
(burglar bars) No dogs. 922 NE 6th Ave.
Avail now! 352-376-0080 or 352-284-3873
CLOSEST TO CLASS
2BR/2BA available for Fall
111 NW 16th St. #1. Call 376-1111
1BR/1BA in vintage house. Hardwood floors.
W/D Quiet area, large yard. 3 blocks to
downtown. 304 NE 6th Street. $525/MO
379-4952 Available April or May. 3-5-20-2
2BR/1.5BA, amazing location- only blocks to
downtown, 508 NE 4th Ave.
A steal at only $625/MO. Available March 1-
Call 379-4952 for appointment. 3-5-20-2
1BR & 2BR/1BA apts with W/D, cent H/AC,
DW, ceramic tile, private patio. Pets ar-
ranged. Qff 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
SW 20th AVE CONDO
2BR/2.5BA. Perfect for Roommates.
Pool, bus route, W/D, $800/mo
2/2 Town Homes & 3/3 Flats
FREE Water *Cable Tanning* Gym
Roomate match available
Leasing Now/Fall 379-9255
1 & 2 bed cottages & Apts. $500/mo.
Central AC, W/D hookups, close to down-
town & UF, Cute A MUST SEEI See photos
& info @ www.rentalworkshop.com 352-
870-0904, 318-4553 .3-6-12-2
HOUSES! 1 to 4 beds $450-$1500, all
close to UF & on bus routes, WID hook-
ups, hardwood, central AC, porches, pets
OK, see photos @ rentalworkshop.com
870-0904, 318-4553 3-6-12-2
LARGE 1 BR1 BA $650/MO
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-
*Cozy 2/2 rental: Haile Village*
Avail April Contact: 352-337-1740
$1200. Large, Sunny, Bright, & Many
Upgrades. Walk 2 cafes, stores & restau-
rantsMany running trails! Pets Allowed 3-
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, 318 NW 14th St- 1Br/1Ba
efficiency w/ bonus room or 2nd BR,. wd firs.,
window a/c, Call 333-0800. 3-9-5-2
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
Master BR w/BA in 4BR/3BA house 1.5 mi
to SFCC & 2.5 to UF. Low utilities divided
by 4. W/D, RTS bus routes. $325/mo. Short
term leases available 352-428-0500 Evan.
Houses, Duplexes, condos or Townhouses
Walk/Bike/Bus to campus. Neat, clean,
good quality. Visit www.gatorpads.com for
available units or call 284-0316 or 281-0733
Space, Solitude and Disposable Income
Beautiful, Spacious home on wooded land-
scaped lot, 8rms + 400 sq ft porch. 3BR/1BA,
bike to UF, W/D, $1270 + util. No pets.
Available August. 275-1259 3-19-10-2
1BR 1BA1 BLKTO UF
Grad II Apts. 1236 SW4th Ave.
Central H &Air, Carpet, Includes
Wtr, Swg, Pst ctrl, Garbage $500/mo
Laundry Facilities, Call Merrill
Management Inc. 352-372-1494 3-2-4-2
2/2 Condo overlooking Golf Course
1200 Sq. Ft. $1000/Mo. F & L + 500 dpst
11426 NW 67th Terrace
Call Merrill Mangeent Inc. 372-1494 3-2-4-2
2BR 1BAApt. 5 Blks to UF
St. Croix Apts. $625/Mo
840 Sq. Ft. Central H & Air,
Laundry Facilities, Inclds
Wtr, swg, pst control and Garbage
829 SW 5th Avenue. Call
Merrill Management Inc. 372-1494 3-2-4-2
2BR 1BAApts. 1 BLKto UF!
Wood Floors Central H &Air,
750 sq. ft. 1238 SW 1st Avenue
$650/Mo. Call Merrill Management Inc.
I For Rent
$375 mo. 1 or 2 bed "Iris House" close to
downtown & UF, fresh paint, new carpet,
bath & kitchen upgrade, pet friendly, see
photos & info @ rentalworkshop.com
2BR/1BA condo, very near UF, at 747 SE
2nd PI, #9. Tile flooring, laundry facilities
on site. $775 per mo. Call Joe Morales,
Bosshardt Property Management, 352-256-
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 & 3BR houses for August in quiet areas.
cute, clean, cent. H/AC, W/D, wood floors,
nice yards. Bike to UF: $775-$1300 email
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 352-336-6116
ROOM W/BA, CABLE, INTERNET
On bus route to UF. $425.
Call 704-491-4377 3-2-8-2
8 1 Subleases
$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
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
AVAILABLE NOW! 2B/lb apt. for sublese.
Located on NW 12th St. & University Ave.
behind Bank of America. Few mimute~alk 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 email@example.com or call 407-461-
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
Sublease 1BR/1BA unfurnished apt @
Available February 26th- July 31st.
$469/MO. On 2 bus routes 9 and 35.
Call Shirl @ 347-385-1793 3-6-10-3
Available NOW. February free. Secluded
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-
CABANA BEACH APTS SUBLEASE
for a 1BR/1 BA in a furnished 2BR/2BA
Washer/dryer & all utilities Inc.
Huge pool & gym. Avail May-Aug
Call 305-542-5626 firstname.lastname@example.org
1BR/1BA on SW 20th AVe. May rent FREE.
No deposit. Longer lease possible. Email
Sublease ASAP Female needed Spring-
Summer 3BR/2BA furnished. Free wireless'
and cable $360 all inclusive negotiable. Call
Elena 352-328-6954 2-28-5-3
AVAILABLE NOW TILAUGUST!
(unfurnished)- Large 1BR/1BR in4BR/4BA
apt. Stoneridge Apts on 34th. Rent $361/mo
+ cable and utilities. Call Mike 256-2970 3-
Sublease 1 BR/1 BA HOUSE NW Gainesville.
Available April. $650 + utils. Fenced yard &
screened porch. Call 218-340-8335 3-1-5-3
Sublease Tired of roommates or loud neigh-
bors? Single 1BR/1BA apt 2.5 miles from
campus in a quiet neighborhood. Available
March 1. $500/mo. Call Rocky at 305-778-
1 MILE FROM SHANDS!
Bike or bus to school in minutes
1/1 in 2/2. Tile, furnished, view.
$450 + half utilities. May-Aug. :J-
Females only. Call 239-253-1610 3-2-5-3
SUBLEASE @ GAINESVILLE PLACE APTS
Avail 5/1. 2/2 apt. 1st floor. $599/mo. Utilities
incl. Individual leases w/option to renew in
Aug. 407-509-8370 3-2-5-3
4BR/4BA, $360/each + utilities, nego-
tiable. Great bus, no towing, quiet, spacious,
washer/dryer & balcony. email@example.com,
16, ALLIGATOR U TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 27,2007
Sublease May-Aug. 1BR/1BA in 4BR apt.
Lexington. Female only. Close to UF. Several
bus routes $425/mo incl until. & furn. Call
Kristen 813-601-9285 firstname.lastname@example.org 3-.
Sublease avail NOW -Aug
1 female in 3/3 needed. $450/mo. (everything
inc & furnished) Close to UF/SFCC. Call
239-839-4838 or email: email@example.com
Female sublese: Royal Village. Walk to
UF. 1 in 3/2. Available May 5 to Aug 5.
$450/nrr-$300 cash @ move-in! Pool,
furnish. 561-793-2925 or 561-252-9607 or
Roommate Matching HERE
Oxford Manor 377-2777
The Landings 336-3838
The Laurels 335-4455
Hidden Lake 374-3866
Female roommate for one/two female UF
students. Quiet. Responsible. 60 second
walk to UF. Old house charm with all ameni-
ties. Avail Now. $400 up. 352-538-2181.Lv
message. Private Owner 4-25-72-4
FEMALE ROOMMATES NEEDED
(2) for 4/2.5 new townhouse, 10 min from
UF by car or bus, all included $425 954-557-
MOVE IN NOW!!!
Female roommate for furnished 4BR/4BA.
$499/mo all included. Call Jessica 305-510-
QUIET ROOM AVAILABLE
Grad student preferred. $500/mo. No smok-
ing. No pets. 352-373-8545 3-1-20-4
NWArea. Master BR/pvt BA in spacious 3/2
house. CHA, DW, W/D. Lg yd, privacy fence.
$425 + share elec/gas. GATOR rec room. No
smoking inside. No pets. By NW 13 St/39
Ave -BEhind Publix 328-6252 3-2-21-4
BR/BA available in a 2BR/2BA for one respon-
sible & mature, female roommate. $400/MO
+util. Available ASAP Located at Brandywine
on Archer Road. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or
Home to share beautiful 4 BR, 2 BA 10 min
from UF. Den,DR,Kit,W/D. Lg pvt backyard
off NW 34th St. $495/mo (util/wireless incl).
Share w/ PhD student. Robby 386.852.9247
email@example.com or 386.316.0566. 3-6-20-4
Master BR avail in huge home. 2 profs need
mature 3rd. Digital, wireless, W/D, yard serv,
2 bus rts, quiet area. SW G'ville. Avail Mar-
Jul $450 + utils. firstname.lastname@example.org 3-2-15-4
Female roommate wanted for 1BR/pvt BA
in 3BR/3BA townhome in Rockwood Villas.
W/D. UF & SFCC busline, wireless internet.
$475/mo + utils. Call 352-538-7521 3-7-
Male roommate needed to share furnished
house w/yng prof, 15 min drive from campus,
close to bus, free washer/dryer, pvt bdrm
w/bthm, pets ok, Ig fenced 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
2BR/2BA for rent, W/D, all appliances, $425/
room +. sec dep, call Abby 352-281-5617
Female roommate needed May-May. 1BR/
1BA in large 2BR/2BA in Bellamay Grand.
Gated comm, pool & gym. Must be clean,
responsible, non-smoker, no pets. $460/mo
+1/2 utils .Rachel 954-559-7022 leave msg
Female roommate wanted for nice NW
home between UF and SFCC. $250-$325.
www.UFtutor.com/room for details
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 unfurn.
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
& wireless internet incl. $495/mo
Leave msg @ 376-7632 3-1-5-4
Quiet roommate: master br in 1000 sq ft
2BR/2BA $335/mo + 1/2 util. On 6th Street.
Full-time UF, pref male. Move-in Aug must
cosign. Call Charles 407-342-8940 3-2-5-4
ROOM! Huge Home 1.5 Miles to UF
65" HDTV, Pool Table, Nice Yard
Big Room 13'x12' ?Furnished?
NW 16 & 22. Easy access to SFCC
$450/Month 1/4 Util. 561-756-5368
Br & pvt BA available for female roommate
in /2 Treehouse Village condo. Incl W/D. 1.5
mi from UF. $318/mo plus 1/2 of utilities. Call
813-340-8982 or email cindy.choate@comca
st.net. Unit is furnished except for bedroom.
FULLY furnished room available 4BR/4BA
$450 ALL utilities included: HS Internet,
Electricity, Cable TV, Water. 5% Disc for
12MTH lease. Only Females. Call Dory 954-
1 MALE ROOMMATE NEEDED
for 3BR/2BA house 5 miles from campus
$290/mo. Contact Ryan ASAP 941-586-
5 1 Real Estate
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.
Newly renovated 1 & 2 BR units starting
at $99,900 (as-is at $86,900). Steps from
Shands, VA, Dental School, New Cancer
Center & morel Visit mmparrish.com/
serv_construction15.cfm or Call Coldwell
Banker, MM Parrish, Realtor 352.372.5375.
A peaceful, sophisticated lifestyle. 1, 2 & 3
BR luxury townhomes in pool community
with many amenities. Priced from $159,700.
Great upgrades and bonuses available.
Call Coldwell Banker, MM Parrish, Realtor
352.377.4977 or visit MagnoliaPlaceTownd
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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.
Pre-Construction Pricing next to campus!
Oxford Terrace II Walk to UF from a brand
new condo www.oxfordterrace.com. Call
Eric Leightman with Action Real Estate
1BR 3 blocks to UF & Shands. Newly re-
modeled, central A/C, W/D, luxury kitchen,
tile/Pergo, DW, very clean & private, big
BR, ample parking, first floor, on bus route.
$105,000. 352-362-6410 3-5-45-5
Would You Like to Live Near UF?
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Free List ofAvailable Condos
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houses, condos, land & any other real estate.
Can close in 3 days, all cash. 727-560-6081
NEW 1 &2BR Condos Starting at $159K
By UF. Gated. Covered, assigned parking
Matt & Tiffany Thomas Realtors
Bosshardt Realty Services, Inc.
352-494-0194 & 352-316-5556
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Walk to UF and stadium from luxurious
Jackson Square Condominiums.
Built to last a lifetime Priced from mid-$250s
Need to buy or sell you home/condo? Call
Kate Wallis, ERA Trend Realty, 352-359-
1112 or visit www.katewallis.com for more
info. UF Alum... Gooooo Gators! 4-19-60-5
University Terrace West 4BR/4BA condo.
Ground floor, fully furnished. $187,000. W/D,
pool, on bus route, 3800 SW 20th Ave. Near
Butler Plaza. Call Steve @ 352-586-6468
2/2 off Archer between campus & 34th St.
Just $129,900! Fully furnished with washer/
dryer & all appliances. Eric Leightman Action
Realty 352-219-2879 4-25-60-5
BUY CONDOMINIUMS/TOWNHOMES at
affordable rate & FREE AIR TICKET TO
EUROPE & HAWAII, Call Nalini Pandey at
352-514-3398. ReMax Prof. Free consulta-
tion appt. 2-27-20-5
READY TO SELL YOUR CONDO/HOUSE?
Advertise in MLS & magazines. Huge dis-
count & free air ticket to Europe/Hawaii. Offer
expires March 31st, 2007. Free consultation
appt. Nalini Pandey 514-3398. ReMax Prof.
2 4/4 condos close to UF.
Oxford Terrace & Countryside.
Great investments. Great locations.
Great living. Owner financing available.
Available from Commercial News Providers"
( o N 1) 00 M I N 0 M N U M S
New 2BR/2BA condos. Prices starting
in the $260,000's. Guaranteed Parking.
Completion Spring 2008. Reserve
Yours Today! Call Coldwell Banker, MM
Parrish Realtor 352.372.5375. Great
Financing Opportunities Available. Visit
www.mmparrish.com for information on other
available properties! .2-28-20-5
New, new, new...CONDOS!
Buy NOWI Free list of new condos.
Campus Realty 336-3900 3-8-20-5
Condo for sale (or rent)
1/1 Creekside Villas, NW 29th Rd. Well
maintained. Upstairs, creekview. $89,900.
Newly renovated 2BR/1.5BA end unit condo
desirable Casablanca East. Newer AC,
W/D, scr porch, Tile dnstairs kitchen, hall &
1/2 BA. Comm pool & bus rt on site. Quiet
conv to Shands/UF. $139,900. 352-246-5958
3/2 Condo, Renovated w/new ceramic tile,
carpet, paint, lights, and more! W/D incl.
Sparrow Condominiums on Tower Rd.. On
bus route. $122,900 352-262-1135 2-27-
0a Real Estate
C f.!. T, I ,-r c1,-, 'O r IE
BRAND NEW CONSTRUCTION
CLOSE TO UF AND HANDS
Starting in the mid $170's
Gated Community on Bus Route
2508 SW 35th Place
OPEN HOUSE Tu-F 2-5, Sat & Sun 1-4
Contact Birdie Murnane, Venture Realty
of North Florida at 352-222-8888 or visit
OWN AT COUNTRYSIDE 4/4 CONDO
Tiled living area & kitchen. Owner occupied.
Clean and well maintained. Price $179,900.
Owner is licensed realtor with ERA Trend
Realty. Call 352-870-8459 for details. .3-
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
3826 SW 6th PI; $273,500; bamboo & car-
pet; LR; DR; FR w/fireplace; cedar screened
porch. Mary Fletcher, Realtor 352-332-3000
One bedroom/ One bath condo
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2007 E ALLIGATOR, 17
BED QUEEN $100 ORTHOPEDIC
Extra thick, pillow-top, mattress & box. Name
brand, new, still in plastic. Call 352-372-7490
will deliver. 4-25-72-6
BED FULL SIZE $75 ORTHOPEDIC
Pillow-top mattress & box. New, unused, still
in plastic w/warranty. Can deliver. Call 352-
MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT $350
Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must
sell. Can deliver. Retail $2300. 352-372-
BED KING $170 PILLOWTOP
mattress & box springs. Orthopedic rated.
Name brand, new, never been used, in
plastic with warranty. Call 352-372-8588 Can
CHERRY SLEIGH BED solid with Pillowtop
Mattress & Box. All new still boxed. Cost
$1500, sacrifice $550 352-333-7516
Sofa $175 Brand new in pkg 333-7516
BEDROOM SET. 7pc Cherry, Queen/ king
bed, dresser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, chests
avail. Dovetail const. New, in boxes. Can de-
liver. Retail $6500, must sell, sacrifice $1400
(352) 372-7490 4-25-72-6
SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather.
Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail
$2650. Sacrifice $750. Call 352-377-9846
I a1 Furnishings
DINING ROOM Beautiful cherry set w/table,
6 Chippendale chairs, hutch & buffet. New,
still in boxes. Retail $5200, sacrifice $1100.
Must sell. Can deliver. 352-372-8588 4-25-
FUTON Solid oak mission-style frame w/
mattress. New, in box. $140 332-9899
DINETTE SET 5pc $85 Brand new in box.
Never used. 352-377-9846 4-25-72-6
**BEDS -ALL BRAND NEW**
**Full $80 Queen $100 King $170"
Orthopedic pillow-top sets. Brand name
matching sets not used or refurbished. Still
in plastic, direct from factory! 352-333-7516.
BED- QUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mat-
tress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand
new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver.
Bed-All New King! 3pc Orthopedic pillowtop
mattress set. Brand NEW, still in plastic with
warranty. Can deliver. $170 352-333-7516.
BEDROOM SET- $300 BRAND NEW
Still in boxes! 6 pieces include: Headboard,
2 Nightstands, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must
sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 4-25-72-6
FUTON $60 Solid Oak Mission Style. With
plush mattress $140. All brand NEW still in
box. Can deliver. 352-333-7516 4-25-72-6
Available from Commercial News Providers"
Pool Table Gorgeous 8" All wood table.
Leather pockets, Italian 1" slate, carved legs.
Brand new still in crate. MUST SELL Retail
$5500. Sell $950. Can deliver 352-377-9846
Hot Tub/Spa $1295 Brand New Loaded!
Waterfall, LED lights, cupholders, 110-v
energy efficient with warranty. Free delivery,
MUST SELL 352-372-8588 4-25-72-6
Bed-FULL size pillowtop mattress & box.
New, in plastic, warr. Can del. $80 317-4031
Sofa $185 Brand new! Love seat $150 still in
pkg. Can del 352-333-7516
BEDS FURNITURE FUTONS
LOW PRICES & LARGE SELECTION
Dumas Discount 371-4422 1201 E. Univ. Av.
New Used Buy Sell 4-25-72-6
BED SETS CLOSEOUTS
Sealed in plastic Twin sets $89. Full sets
$129. Queen sets $149. King sets $189. 352-
376-0953 or 352-378-6005 4-25-72-6
MEMORY FOAM- Same as Temperpedic
Save 50% & more. Other closeouts. Twin
sets $89. Full sets $129. Queen sets $149.
King sets $189. Student discounts apply.
4370 SW 20th Ave. 376-0953 We Deliver!
*Beds *Full mattress & boxspring sets $49
Queen sets $89 *Single sets$39 *King
sets $99 *from estate sale. 376-0939/378-
6005 Call-A-Mattress 4370 SW 20th Ave.
BEDS FUTONS FURNITURE
Quality furniture at reasonable prices.
Morrells Furniture Outlet,
140 NW6th St. 352-378-3400
Shop ONLINE at www.morrellsfurniture.com
Color TV 19" $40 0 La-Z-Boy recliner $40 0
full size bed $50 large dresser, solid wood
$75 0 queen size bed $60 *AIWA stereo w/
cd $60 0 old magazines -Aero Digest 1945-
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-
QUEEN SIZED SLEEPER COUCH
Call 378-5894 3-1-5-6
FOOZEBALL TABLE w/beverage holders.
$200; DINING TABLE w/4 chairs, glass
& grey seat cushions $50; 0 Brand new
BARSTOOLS, aluminum w/grey seats (3)
$200. 9 Call 352-874-3309 3-1-5-6
CASH PAID For Laptops
Power Supplies & Drives.
Joel www.pcrecycle.biz 4-25-72-7
SFA-+ Comnputer 1eek
Computer Help! Now!
Computer Help FastA+ Computer Geek
House/Dorm 59 min response. No waiting/
unplugging/hassels. $30 Gator discount w/
ID. Certified MCSE Technicians. 333-8404.
- Computer/laptop repair
- Virus, spyware, hardware
- Fix it for $44
- Home/dorm 352-219-2980 4-25-72-7
COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS
We buy computers and laptops
Working and Non-working
378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street
Microsoft Certified Professional here to
address all of your computer and home net-
working needs. Free estimate. References
available. Don't hesitate. Call 352-226-5151
DATA RECOVERY & Forensic Analysis
Professional, Reliable Work
Law Enforcement Officer
BS Degree, A+ Certified Technician
DataTriangle.com, 352-231-3300 5-15-73-7
Computer Problems? Certified Computer
Techs and Microsoft Certified Engineers
ready to help you ON SITE, We speak
Spanish. The Computer Rescue 352-246-
Computer/Laptop Repair 0
Upgrades Free Diagnosis 0
Will beat any price 0
813-918-7915 0 1215 NW 5th Ave
0 1 Bicycles
NEW& USED BIKES FOR SALE
WE REPAIR ALL BRANDS
Best Prices in Town*
SPIN CYCLE 373-3355
424 W UNIVAVE (DOWNTOWN)
l For Sale 1
Private, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF.
Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-538-
2181. Can leave mssg. 4-25-72-10
Books by Bob Brackin
Visit my website
UF SURPLUS EQUIPMENTAUCTIONS
bikes, computers, printers, vehicles and
more. All individuals interested in bidding
go to: http://fa.ufl.edu/am/surplus/online/
Engagement ring for sale
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-
SPECIAL SALE FOR THE 14TH. 1 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-
Ladies clothing store clearance. High Springs
386-454-0731. Lighted jewelry cases, credit
card machine, register & check out, clothes
racks, hangers, manaquins, sidewalk sign,
fIfWU i&f flat wall fixtures, many misc items. 3-2-6-10
1 2 years old. Excellent condition $75. 335-
** SCOOTERS **
RPM MOTORCYCLES INC
SALES, SERVICE, PARTS
Many Brands Available 518 SE 2nd St.
Scooters from $899. Largest selection from
KYMCO, Daelim, Hyosung, Adly, Go-Ped,
Schwin, others. 2 yr warrantees.
3550 SW 34th St 338-8450 solanocycle.com
*****New Scooters 4 Less*****
Providing excellent service and
new scooters at great prices!
1901 NW67th Place, 336-1271
NEW website www.NS4L.com
We have moved to a temp. location as we
await the completion of our new state of the
art facility. We still have new scooters start-
ing at $1199. lyr Warranties. We also service
ALL brands of scooters. Pickup Available.
.Low Labor Rates. Free estimates. 376-6275
New Scooters 4 Less has LOW rates and
services on any scooter. Pickup/drop off
avail. $19.99 oil change and tune ups.
Call us! 336-1271 4-25-72-11
534 SW4th Ave. Largest Selection of
E-bikes, Scooters, Accessories and More!!
Best Prices and Customer Service!!
0000*000 CASH PAID **000000
For MOTORCYCLES OR SCOOTERS
Newer or Older 0 Running or Not
Fast & Convenient Free Pick Up
Call today 352-441-0442
Scooter Maintenance Packages!
Buy all of your scooter maintenance in a
2 or 4 year package & save $! Check out
NS4L.com or call 336-1271 for more info!
Buy A New Scooter 0 Buy A Used Scooter
All on one site! Check the website or call
336-1271 for more info! 4-25-54-11
New 50cc moped selling at $895.
New 150cc moped sellingat $1195.
Mini chopper $495
6501 SWArcher Rd. Phone 384-1635
HONDA GOLDWING '79
Windjammer fairing, better boxes $1950/
OBO. Call 352-371-3989 3-2-6-11
*FAST CASH PAID FOR ANY CAR*
*Running or not!*
*NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS
*Over 10 yr svc to UF students
*Call Don @ 215-7987 4-25-72-12
CARS -CARS Buy*Sell*Trade
Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes
Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars
3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com
CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150
OVER 50 IMPORTS UNDER $10,000
SELECT MOTOR CAR
THE YELLOW BUILDING
2715 N MAIN 377-1616
$500! POLICE IMPOUNDS!
HONDAS, CHEVYS, TOYOTAS, ETC.
For listings 800-366-9813 ext 4622
Sunrise Auto Sales
3630 N Main St.
Buy Here, Pay Here 4-25-72-12
18, A-LLIGATOR U TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2007
Sunrise Auto Sales
3630 N. Main St.
No credit check
Bring W-2s and Drive home today. 4-25-
Sunrise Auto Sales
$2000 off all financed vehicles
Wide selection of vehicles 4-25-72-12
Sun Cify Auto Sales
2306 NE Waldo Rd
Buy Here, Pay Here
No credit check 4-25-72-12
Sun City Auto Sales
Bring W-2s & drive home today
Wide selection of vehicles
$2000 off all financed vehicles 4-25-72-12
JUNK CARS HAULED AWAY!
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MUST HAVE TITLE! METRO GNV ONLY!
CALL DON 215-7987 4-25-72-12
Used Cars Sale & trade
See our inventory! 5-15-84-12
CARS FROM $291MO!
Hondas 0 Chevys Jeeps and more!
$0 Down, 36 Months @ 8.5% apr.
For listings call 800-366-9813 ext 9765
2006 Hyundai Sonata LX
V6. All power. Alloy wheels. Leather, CD,
keyless entry, extra clean. Factory warranty.
17K mi. $15,900 Call 352-514-8580 3-22-
POWER WINDOWS DON'T WORK?
On site available. Call Steve 352-226-1973
1986 NISSAN 300ZX
Good condition. Needs computer. $1000
OBO. 514-7026 3-2-5-12
2004 HONDAACCORD EX
2 dr white, 28k miles, Fully Loaded.
$16,500 OBO. Sam 352-870-4793 3-7-7-12
THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY
NEEDS VOLUNTEER DRIVERS
Transport patients to/from treatments
Must have valid driver's license,
safe driving record & attend training session.
Call 352-376-6866 ext 114 for more info.
LOCAL ARTIST NEEDS:
Gold Diamonds Gems Class Rings
ETC Top Cash $$$ or Trade *
OZZIE'S FINE JEWELRY 373-9243. 8-15-
UF GRAD PAYS MORE
for gold jewelry, scrap gold, Rolex, dia-
monds, guitars, etc. Top $$$. Get my offer
before you sell! Call Jim 376-8090 or 222-
Buying jewelry, gold, diamonds etc.
Top dollar paid. 727-560-6081
On going volunteer needed: Blind lady needs
trans Sundays only to Mass @ Queen of
Peace Catholic Church or St. Augustine
Catholic Church. For more info. call 219-
6948 I live in the Tower Rd. area 3-2-72-13
ASSISTANCE FOR BLIND LADY living in
the Tower Rd area. Need volunteer compan-
ions for EVENING WALKS and SATURDAY
MORNING TRIPS TO ANGEL GARDENS.
Prefer females. Please call 352-219-6948
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|I Help Wanted I Help Wanted 1 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
I the independent florida
RETAIL ADVERTISING MANAGER
We are looking for a motivated, ener-
getic and sales driven individual to train a
student sales staff in outside advertising
sales. Emphasis on building new business
relationships and increasing existing client
base. Newspaper ad sales background an
advantage. Marketing experience a plus.
The job is 100% sales. Modest salary, good
benefits and excellent working environment.
With resume, send cover letter that must
include salary requirements for you to be
considered for an interview. Send to: General
Manager, The Independent Florida Alligator,
POB 14257, Gainesville, FL 32604 Or email
email@example.com. No phone calls. EOE.
LIKE TO WORK WITH LUXURY CARS?
Bright? Enthusiastic? Like people? Must be
over 22, stable work history, clean driving re-
cord, drug-free, pers ref. www.carrsmith.com
for details. 4-25-72-14
Animal Care Tech looking for hard working
person to work w/ reptiles & rodents. Will
train, PT to start with more hrs possible. Start
at $7.00/hr. Flex hrs. Please call 495-9024
between 9-4 M-F. 4-25-72-14
CNA CLASS: $250! learn @ your own
time & pace. All you need to be a CNA
& pass the state exam is on VCR tape.
I have a 95% PASS RATE! check it out:
www.lapcnatraining.com or 800-566-4913
Phone survey interviewers wanted. Start
work today! No sales, opinion research
only! Flexible Schedule! Perceptive Market
Research 336-6760 ex 4081 Call now! 4-
Students in Accounting, Aviation, Business/
Sales and IT needed for various positions.
Flexible schedules and competitive pay. Join
our team! Learn more at www.gleim.com/
$$ STUDENTS GET CASH $$
For gently used brand name
Clothing/accessories & furniture
$Cash on the Spot$ SANDY'S No appt
necessary! 2906 NW 13th St 372-1226 4-
$250 A DAY POTENTIAL
No experience necessary, training provided.
800-965-6520 ext 138 4-25-72-14
Needed for evaluations of
Local Stores, Restaurants and Theaters
Flexible Hours, Training Provided
Call 1-800-585-9024 ext 6254
$12 15/Hour DRIVERS
$6.67- $7.40/Hour INSIDERS
$8.35-$9.40/hr MANAGERS in-training
Apply online at www.gatordominos.com/jobs
Or at any of the 6 locations. 4-25-72-14
Gator Domino's is growing again. We are
looking for career oriented team mem-
bore. Now hiring Assistant Managers and
future GMs. $8.35-$9.40/hr for Managers
in.training. GMs $40k+. Send resumes
to Freddie@gatordominos.com or call
Ann at 352-318-9650. Learn more at
GREAT PAY FOR THOSE WHO STAY! Park
Place Car Wash is looking for hard workers
for all positions. Cashiers (fullday availability)
& line workers (AM 8:30-1 & PM 12-6 shifts
avail) 15-40hrs-your choice. Great work envi-
ronment. Apply in person. 7404 NW4th Blvd.
Across from Home Depot. No calls please
POLITICAL CALL CENTER
Phone reps needed ASAP for Political
Campaigns. Base hourly rate + bonus.
371-5888 ext. 111 or 4112 NW 22nd Dr. 4-
EARN $60 THIS WEEK!
Donate Plasma & Save a Life
Best part-time job you'll ever have
Bring this Ad and Earn an
Extra $5 on Your 2nd Donation.
DCI Biologicals 150 NW6th St
Available from Commercial News Providers"
*** SOCCER COACHES*s*
needed for GSA rec and camp youth teams.
Experience required. License preferred for
comp. For info:
firstname.lastname@example.org or 379-5979
Leasing Consultant, PT
Sales & customer service exp.
220 N. Main; 352-375-2152 X301 x301
Bureau of Economic and
Business Research at
Warrington College of
Survey Research Center
Hiring Students and Non Students
Hourly Rate ($7.50 $8.00)
Flexible scheduling -
Great Resume Builder
Speaker Positions Available
(352) 392-2908 X 105
Sales/Leasing Specialist Part-time and Full-
time professional sales positions in local
management co. Fax resume, cover letter
& avail schedule to 352-376-6269 or email
Attn Smokers! Earn at least $7/hr Smokers
needed to participate in a study on decision-
making & smoking. If interested, come to
Rm 81 in the UF Psychology Bldg, call 392-
0601 x297, visit www.psych.ufl.edu/-locey/
smokers.mht for more info. 4-25-70-14
Tired of sitting around with out it? Sit here &
make it! UF FLORIDA REPDIALS seeks UF
students to raise funds. Earn up to $8.00/hr
with a FLEXIBLE schedule. Apply at 105
NW 16th St. 4th floor. Academic Classroom
Building 105 or call 392-7754 for more info
Paid survey takers needed in Gainesville.
100% FREE to join. Cllick on Surveys. 4-
400+ Counselor/Instructor Jobs!
3 Coed Summer Camps in PA.
Travel Paid. Top Salary.
Cool Nights & Warm Days!
National Call Center is looking for customer
service representatives all shifts available
30 cwpm, great people skills. Must apply
within 1830 NE 2nd St hours of 9am 4pm.
Room and Board Included
Get Paid to Play!
The Florida Elks Youth
Camp (FEYC) needs male
and Female summer camp
Counselors Ages 18 and up.
FEYC is an overnight camp
located off of Highway 450
in Umatilla, FL
The camp runs
June 4 July 22. Please
Contact Krys Ragland
at 800-523-1673 ext 251
or 352-669-9443 ext 251
Earn $2500 + monthly and more to type
simple ads online. www.DataAdEntry.com
Work smart/retire young, capitalize on the
digital shift. Make corporate income w/lst
ever, exploding co. Motivated individuals call
For adult entertainment company. Make
$1000+/wk. Flex schedule 378-3312 2-28-
Im Help Wanted
MASTER CONTROL OPERATOR
Part-time weekends, overnight. Technical
exp. preferred. Fax resume WGFL-TV 352-
371-9353 or email email@example.com
m DFWP, EOE 2-28-14-14
PART TIME CLEANERS
No experience necessary. No weekends.
Flexible daytime hrs. Excellent pay. $10/hr.
Clean vacant apts. Call 378-8252 4-12-
Would you like to 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.
Imagine Learning Center 371-5450. Taking
applications from reliable, creative individu-
als who enjoy working w/infants/preschoolers
Perfect PT Job
New Business Seeks Evening Sales Reps.
$7-$10/hr guaranteed, Paid Training, Paid
Weekly, Flexible Schedule. Leave Message
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Enea collides with Stevens, gets carried off with injury
* HOST UF SWEPT EASTERN
By KARL HYPPOLITE
Just when it seemed freshman
Francesca Enea was getting into
a groove at the plate, it looks like
the No. 19 UF softball team will be
without her for a while.
Enea was carried off the field
after a collision at first base with
pitcher Stacey Stevens in the top of
the first inning in the second game
of a doubleheader Monday.
"There was a little bit of mis-
communication," Stevens said.
"I called for the ball it prob-
ably wasn't my ball, I didn't hear
Francesca call for it and there
was a little collision there."
UF (16-5) won both games
against Eastern Michigan, taking
the first 4-0 and the second 9-1.at
the Florida Softball Stadium.
Enea primarily catches but was
moved to first base in the second
game of the doubleheader.
Coach Tim Walton sometimes
moves Enea to first and Kristina
Hilberth to catcher because he
likes the depth that experience at
different positions adds.
After the game, Walton was un-
sure of the Gators' plans following
"I'm not confident or unconfi-
dent in the situation," he said. "I
won't make a decision until we've
heard from the trainers."
Enea had been on a tear before
She hit a three-run home run in
the Gators' win in the first game.
It was her second homer in as
many games and tied her for the
team lead with three.
Enea's injury put a damper on a
record-breaking night for Stevens.
The senior broke the UF career
records for starts (106) and strike-
Stevens struck out three in
four innings before freshman
Corrie Brooks replaced her on the
Despite her accomplishments,
Stevens remains modest.
"I'm more concerned about
picking up the win more than
anything," she said. "I'm just look-
ing for consistency. If I can break
a record along the way, that's a
Walton, on the other hand, felt
grateful to be a part of the achieve-
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UF catcher Francesca Enea is carried off the field by trainer Scott Schenker as Coach Tim Walton holds
her hand after she injured her right knee in a collision with pitcher Stacey Stevens.
"That's one of those individ-
ual accomplishments you're just
thankful to be a part of," he said.
"When someone breaks a !career
record, it shows how hard they've
worked and how much success
While most would revel in such
achievements, Stevens is hoping
her records don't stand the test of
"I hope the record is broken in a
couple of years," she said. "I hope
Stacey Nelson breaks every record
I ever set here, because it shows
that this program is improving,
which is important."
Nelson is doing her best to keep
the program moving in the right
The sophomore picked up the
win in the first game and threw her
fourth shutout of the season.
Nelson struck out four batters
in her 11th complete game of the
season, improving her record to
After UF split four games last
weekend in the NFCA Leadoff
Classic, Walton said that he was
looking for the Gators to "put it all
together" in a game.
Monday's domination of the
Eagles may have been what he
was seeking. The second game
was stopped in the bottom of the
sixth inning because of the mercy
rule after a fielding error allowed
Melissa Zick and Lauren Roussell
to score, pushing the lead to 9-1.
The Gators will head to Los
Angeles to play in the Stacy
Winsberg Tournament, beginning
Friday at 1 p.m. against Illinois
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Pisani slides to forefront in place of injured McArthur
By MIKE MCCALL
: Alligator Writer
Clayton Pisani wasn't sup-
posed to play much.
Coming into the season, the
versatile infielder was expected
to contribute in a limited role but
has vlaved in all 11 games for the
UF baseball team (5-6) and will
start tonight against South Florida
"The coaches told me I was
going to be playing a lot," said
Pisani, a redshirt freshman. "I had
a feeling I would be getting some
In the first game of the season
against Virginia Military Institute,
junior third baseman Brandon
McArthur tore the ulnar collateral
ligament in his right elbow, and
Pisani has held down the hot cor-
ner ever since.
"You always need to go to the
park with the same approach,
thinking -you are going to be
playing," Pisani said. "You never
know when something is going to
go down, so I always come pre-
pared to play."
Instead of being overwhelmed
by his new responsibility, Pisani
has looked the part of a starter,
hitting .323 fourth best on the
team with a team-leading four
doubles. He is also tied for the RBI
lead with nine.
"I don't think it puts any more
pressure on me," Pisani said. "It's
a good challenge, and it's some-
thing off of my shoulders now
that I know I'll get my chance
to play and contribute. Now the
mindset is to keep working as
hard as possible."
Numbers aside, Pisani still has
room for improvement. He has
struggled with errors (three) and
"He wants to be more of a
consistent player," UF coach Pat
McMahon said. "Every day he
wants tb play and to perform.
"Hopefully the hostile road
crowds will pump us up
a little bit; it'll be a chal-
lenge, but we just want to
UF third baseman
"He's made some outstand-
ing plays for us this year, and he
wants to continue to work hard
to be the consistent performer on
both offense and defense."
The Gators will need Pisani's
bat tonight when they play their
first game outside the friendly
confines of McKethan Stadium.
"Road games are very exciting
to me, particularly when it's an
in-state rivalry game,"' McMahon
"South Florida has got a nice
ballclub and it'll be a challenge for
us in every way."
The Gators will look to score
early against the Bulls, as they are
winless in games when trailing
after the fourth inning.
The task will be more difficult
without star first baseman Matt
LaPorta in the lineup.
The senior hurt his ankle in
Friday's contest with Kent State.
"Matt is still day-to-day,"
McMahon said. "That is difficult,
but it gives other people a chance
to step up and play."
Either senior Austin Pride or
junior Bryson Barber will replace
The pitching matchup will fea-
ture two freshmen, as UF's Kevin
Chapman (1-1) will face the Bulls'
Matt Quevedo (1-0).
Tonight will be the third ap-
pearance for both pitchers.
Chapman will try to bounce
back from last Tuesday's outing
against No. 2 Florida State, in
which he gave up six runs and
seven hits in two innings of work.
"(Chapman) and (pitching)
coach (Ross) Jones have worked
hard in the bullpen and made
some adjustments in his delivery,"
McMahon said. "I'm anxious to
see how he responds to that road
challenge, and we've got to play
the field behind him."
Tonight's first pitch is sched-
uled for 7 in Tampa.
"Obviously playing at home
is nice, because we've got some of
thebest fans in the country," Pisani
said. "Playing away is going to be
an adjustment. Hopefully the hos-
tile road crowds will pump us up
a little bit; it'll be a challenge, but
we just want to get better."
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Win would break school record
HOOPS, from page 24
UF is going to have to do some-
thing, though, considering the
amount of points the team has given
up to its opponents in its past two
The Gators allowed Vanderbilt to-
shoot 57.1 percent. LSU converted
51.1 percent while UF shot 44.3 per-
cent Saturday, much lower than its
nation-leading 52.7 percent.
"There's going to be nights when
you don't shoot the ball well, but
you have to defend and rebound,"
Donovan said. "I thought that was
the one thing that carried us last
year when we became really terrific
defensively. We really guarded and
defended very well, and we're not
playing the type of defense that we
The Gators could take some notes
from the Volunteers.
Tennessee forces 18.8 turnovers
per game compared with UF's 13.9
and averages 9.8 steals per game
compared to UF's 7.2.
A UF win tonight would set a
school record for SEC victories in a
16-game schedule, but a loss could
potentially complete UF's destiny
- if the Gators believe in that sort
At this time last season, UF had
lost three consecutive games the
final loss occurred at Alabama on
Feb. 26, 2006.
UF has dropped two out of its
previous three games, and if magic
number three happens at Tennessee
tonight, the Gators might not view it
as such a bad thing.
"There's no panic,". Richard said.
"I don't want to lose any more
games, but if I can have it be just like
last year, maybe we come out and
lose (today) and then win the rest
of our games. But hopefully it won't
come down to that, and we just start
knee-jerk response, but I was angry and
thought the UAA should do something to
compensate those students who thought
they were guaranteed seats.
But then I thought: What can they really
They can't create more seats, and they
can't kick paying alumni out of theirs.
Gajda, however, did recognize that the
system is imperfect.
He said the registration has increased
'attendance since it was introduced for the
2003-04 season, but knows that games sell-
ing out right away isn't the best way for it
Currently, the online system allows an
unlimited amount of people to enter at the
same time, allowing games to sell out in a
matter of seconds.
What bothers me most, however, is that
I registered for last week's South Carolina
contest at the same time, and that registra-
tion was accepted.
That tells me that. people who have no
interest in attending a game normally are
only showing up because of the opponent,
while people who typically go to games are
I recognize that people have the right
to go to whatever games they feel like, but
some other kind of system should be in place
to reward the people who are truly interested
in college basketball.
What I would propose is a system similar
to the one employed at the University of
Under that system, students receive "loy-
alty points" for every game they attend, and
the points are accumulated throughout the
All students enter a lottery for tickets for
every game, and the students with more
points have a higher percentage chance of
scoring tickets for high-profile games against
Duke, North Carolina, Boston College, etc.
UF could take one step further and give
out points good for men's basketball games
for attendance at other sports such as soccer
and volleyball, to make basketball tickets to
premium games accessible only to people
who really want them.
By putting something like this in play, the
UAA would increase attendance at volley-
ball matches and gymnastics meets.
It would also ensure a louder crowd of
hard-core basketball fans to continue to
make the O'Connell Center an intimidating
place to play, despite the fact that the stu-
dents are being pushed farther away from
Then, just maybe, people wouldn't have
to be told four of the harshest words in the
Better luck next time.
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Former UF QB Leak faces doubters again in NFL Draft
By ERIC ORVIETO
Alligator Contributing Writer
INDIANAPOLIS Chris Leak
knows there are doubters lots of
He also knows that for every
doubter, he has a supporter. Those
supporters are whom he will listen
to as he prepares for the NFL.
The former UF quarterback ar-
rived at the NFL Scouting Combine
last week, facing questions of how
he would measure up to the pok-
ing and prodding he would receive
To them, what Leak has done on
the college level is only part of the
The rest is how he performs un-
der the scrutiny of rulers and scales.
Leak is projected as a second-
day pick in April's draft and will
-work out again at UF's Pro Day- on,
"Some people are trying to make
a big issue of my size, but I was
told by (San Diego Chargers coach)
Norv Turner (at the Senior Bowl) my
height isn't an issue, and (he) said I
have all the ability to be successful
on the next level," Leak said.
Leak measured in at just more
than 5-foot-11, a midget in the eyes
of NFL quarterbacks.
Despite the success of other
diminutive quarterbacks, such as
Doug Flutie and Drew Brees, scouts
cringe when they see smaller quar-
terbacks, because they may have
trouble seeing passing lanes and
over their larger offensive linemen.
"All I can say is, height's not an.
issue for me," Leak said. "Playing
four years at Florida, all my offen-
sive linemen have been between
6-foot-5 and 6-foot-8, so I'm very
familiar with how you have to see
Leak told teams that hav-
ing played for two head coaches
- Ron Zook and Urban Meyer
- and three offensive coordinators
- Dan Mullen, Larry Fedora and
Ed Zaunbrecher he is going to
be more prepared than most signal
"Making the transition to the
NFL means you have to adjust,"
Leak said. "What I went through in
college, learning differentplaybooks,
different philosophies, has me more
prepared for the next level."
But Kansas City Chiefs coach
Herm Edwards questions Leak's
"There's some guys about
that height who've been
kind of successful. I just
think it's how you use
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Throughout NFL history, shorter
quarterbacks have had the ability to
run and make plays with their feet.
But that's not Leak, who is the
traditional drop-back passer.
"Doug Flutie ran around, Fran
Tarkenton ran around," Edwards
said. "There's some guys about that
height who've been kind of suc-
cessful. I just think it's how you use
them. You can't ask them to drop
back. You're going to have to move
them a little bit.
"You never say 'No' (a shorter
quarterback can't be a drop-back
passer), because every time you say
it, a guy stumbles around and you
say, 'How's this guy still playing?'
Then he wins a game or two and
you say, 'This guy's pretty good.'"
And that's what Leak wants to be
In fact, he already feels he is.
"The best way to put it is, I'm
battle-tested," Leak said. "I played
in the toughest conference in college
football, the SEC."
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Gators look ahead after
* UF WILL TAKE ON MISSISSIPPI
STATE IN THE FIRST ROUND.
By BRIAN STEELE
Alligator Staff Writer
Conference season in team history, the
UF women's basketball team heads into
the SEC Tournament with momentum.
The Gators have won two of three,
including an emotional win Sunday on
Senior Day against Kentucky.
"For our final home game, our whole
team really stepped up," UF coach
Carolyn Peck said via teleconference.
"A lot of that camefrom how hard and
the intensity our team played with on
The No. 11-seed Gators will take on
No. 6 seed Mississippi State on Thursday
at 9:30 p.m. in Duluth, Ga. UF only lost
by 5 points against the Bulldogs just more
than two weeks ago, 79-74 at home.
"(Mississippi State) is one of the
toughest teams to defend in the confer-
ence," Peck said. "Every second they
have five players on the floor that have
the potential to be a threat and have the
ability to score."
Mississippi State must deal with a
more efficient UF team, though.
In Sunday's game, the Gators turned
over the ball just 11 times.
UF had as many steals as turnovers
against the Wildcats, mainly caused off a
full-court pressure scheme.
It was the first time since Feb. 4, again
versus Kentucky, that the Gators turned it
over less than 15 times.
and only have
"That was awe-
some," Peck said.
"After coming off
games where we had
22 and 19 turnovers,
and get to the end of
this game with as many
possessions as we had
11. turnovers- that was
THREE-ANA: Brooks netted the fresh-
man record for 3-pointers last season.
Kim Dye's role is a shooter. Bowden
added the long-range shot to her arse-
nal this year. However, the Gators' best
shooter Sunday? Center Briana Phillips.
On her Senior Day, Phillips, normally
a reserve, started and scored 12 points
and led the Gators with two 3-pointers.
After her recent surge, Phillips could
be a permanent starter.
"That's definitely an option we're go-
ing to keep open," she said.
Golfers climb leaderboard
By DANNY KLEIN
After a disappointing first round, the UF
men's golf team climbed five spots up the
leaderboard at the Puerto Rico Classic on
Shooting a combined 283 (5 under par) on
Monday, the No. 1 Gators moved from 13th
place into a tie for eighth.
"Golf is a funny game, and sometimes
you don't play well one day and you do the
next," UF coach Buddy Alexander said. "We
swung it pretty well today, and we were able
to shoot a decent score."
However, heading'into the final round
the team remains 21 strokes behind leader
No. 6 Georgia, who shot a 277 (11 under) on
Several Gators were able to bounce back
from disappointing rounds, including junior
Villegas carded a 70 (2 under), seven
strokes better than Sunday.
Freshman Tyson Alexander also r&-
bounded from a rough day, posting a career-
best 69 (3 under).
"This was an important round for Tyson
because it showed his ability to battle and
bounce back from a bad round," said Buddy
Alexander, Tyson's dad. "It is really the best
collegiate round he's had both in relation
to par and in relation to the field. It's also
the best he's looked away from our home
Sophomore All-American Billy Horschel
continued to struggle. He shot a 73 (1 over).
After leading the Gators in the first
round, sophomore Toby Ragland tallied a 72
(even), dropping him from a tie for seventh
to a tie for 16th.
Freshman Tim McKenney shot a 72
The Gators streak of
top-five finishes is on the
line as the team heads into
today's final round.
The run dates back
to Feb. 7, 2006, when the
team finished seventh
in the Mercedes-Benz
For the Gators to maintain that mark,
they will have to make up some ground. No.
5 Alabama and No. 11 Clemson are currently
in a tie for fourth, 10 strokes ahead.
The team's No. 1 ranking is also in jeopar-
dy, as No. 2 Stanford is now 17 shots ahead.
Coach Alexander remains confident as
the team wraps up its second tournament
of the spring.
"We put ourselves in a position to come
away with a solid tournament if we play
well tomorrow," he said.
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2007
UF faces improved Tennessee
Lofton has led Volunteers to two straight wins
Tim Casey/ Alligator Staff
UF senior Chris Richard presses LSU guard Tasmin Mitchell late in the
second half of the Tigers' 66-56 upset of the Gators on Saturday
By JENNA MARINA
Alligator Staff Writer
The Gators are not used to
losing, but they aren't afraid
to admit when their tails are
handed to them.
"It didn't look like we played
hard," saidd forward Chris
Richard on Saturday's LSU loss.
"It didn't look like our effort was
there. We didn't shoot well. We
didn't defend well. I think it was
the first time this year that we
just got beat (in every aspect)."
The UF men's' basketball
team (25-4, 12-2 Southeastern
Conference) dropped two spots
to No. 5 in the Associated Press
poll after its loss to the Tigers.
Despite UF's 26-point victory
against Ohio State in December,
the Buckeyes are No. 1 after
defeating Wisconsin by 1 point
in a No. 1 vs. No. 2 showdown
The Gators' next opponent is
not ranked, but Tennessee isn't a
The Volunteers (20-9, 8-6 SEC)
are 15-0 at home this season, and
the Gators expect to face a dif-
ferent team tonight in Knoxville
than .the one they convincingly
defeated in Gainesville earlier
The transformation is cour-
tesy of Chris Lofton's return to
the Volunteers lineup.
The junior guard missed
four games three of which
Tennessee lost during a two-
week span because of an ankle
"With Lofton out, that gave
some of the other guys a chance
to develop, and now with him
back, he's a dangerous guy,"
UF coach Billy Donovan said.
"We're going to have to play
very well in order to give our-
selves a chance to win."
Lofton returned to the court
Feb. 6 in Tennessee's win against
LSU with a quiet 8-point effort.
Since that game, he has never
scored less than double digits,
and in three of the Volunteers'
past four games, he has at least
"He's a guy that can score
30 to 35 points in a heartbeat,"
Lofton leads the conference in
both scoring, at 20.8 points per
game, and 3-pointers made, at
3.4 per game.
Donovan said his range and
ability to sink challenging shots
pose a defensive challenge for
UF, but the Gators will not con-
centrate all of their effort on tak-
ing the junior out of the game.
"You can put your defense in
bad situations and make your-
self vulnerable," Donovan said.
"I don't think you're ever going
to prevent a guy from touching
SEE HOOPS, PAGE 22
UAA needs to implement better system for distributing student tickets
Since I'm.no longer .the beat writer for
the men's basketball team after last
season and don't have regular access
to media credentials, if I want to attend a
game, I get in the same way that you do: I
park on the computer and sign up through
the University Athletic Association's Web
So imagine my surprise when I opened
my e-mail inbox two Fridays ago to find a
message from the UAA that basically said
this: We screwed up. Sorry. Keep trying,
though. Again when someone
And it turns out I'm not the only one. has decided that they
Through an error the UAA has yet to don't want to go to the
diagnose, many students were issued coi- game.
firmation numbers, thereby guaranteeing Considering that
them a seat at Sunday's Kentucky game, ex- Dan Treat UF is playing its big-
cept that the 2,500 tickets that were allocated Dan in Motion gest rival, this scenar-
to students had already been filled. io is highly unlikely,
Apparently I fell into this category, leav- firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll be sitting on
ing me on the outside looking in for the my couch Sunday
final basketball game of my senior year, and afternoon.
hoping I'm lucky enough to log onto the site I was prepared to rip the athletic depart-
ment for being so careless before I talked to
Mark Gajda, the student ticket manager for
the UAA, on Monday afternoon.
Although the foul-up occurred more
than two weeks ago, they still haven't been
able to ascertain why it occurred, and they
didn't even realize there was a problem for
three days. Then they promptly fired off the
e-mails to the affected students.
Now it may have been an emotional,
SEE MOTION, PAGE 22
SMen's Basketball: Michigan State vs.
Michigan, ESPN, 7 p.m.
UMen's Basketball: No. 5 UF vs.
Tennessee, ESPN, 9 p.m.
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* UF junior Sandra Gal won South-
eastern Conference Golfer of the
Week honors. In the Northrop Grum-
man Regional Challenge, she tied a
career best by shooting a 69.
1991: Shaquille O'Neal leads LSU with
19 points and 19 rebounds to a 79-66 win
against the UF men's basketball team. Earli-
er in the season, the star dropped 31 points,
21 boards and 10 blocks on the Gators.