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Not officially associated with the UniverSity of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida
We Inform. You Decide.


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TUESDAY, MARCH 6, 2007


Candidates forgo last-minute campaigning


* ELECTIONS ARE TODAY.

By DREW HARWELL
Alligator Staff Writer
dharwell@alligator.org
The street comers of Gainesville
were missing something Monday.
Where were the politicians? The
calling lists? The photo ops? The


baby kissing?
. The eve of Gainesville's city elec-
tion, the day before voters select
a mayor and city commissioner,
passed by with limited fanfare.
Few candidates actively cam-
paigned, leaving hands unshaken
and horns unhonked.
The incumbent candidates,
Mayor Pegeen Hanrahan, 40, and
City Commissioner Craig Lowe,


49, seemed to be the busiest in their The idea of
drives to get voters to the polls to- standing outside
day. holding a ban-
Hanrahan, a pregnant mother ner and yelling
whose due date was Saturday, said at -constituents
she spent Monday tending to her made her laugh.
1-year-old daughter, Evyleen; con- 'T'm expect-
ducting telephone interviews with ing a baby, like,
the media; working on her mayoral Hanrahan any day now,"
responsibilities; and sitting in on she said.
conference calls.. Commissioner Craig Lowe also


ditched the sidewalk shouting.
He said he and four supporters
used Monday to organize his elec-
tion-day campaign and make phone
calls reminding people to vote.
Today, however, he plans to be
busy: He'll be voting around 7:20
a.m., holding a sign downtown for
a couple hours, spending time with
SEE CAMPAIGN, PAGE 8


Report prompts changes in sociology department


By ALEJANDRA CANCINO
and CHAD SMITH
Alligator Staff Writers
In response to a report revealing dis-
crimination and bullying in the UF sociology
department, the department is taking steps
to improve its relations between faculty and
graduate students.
While some students feel the department


is not working fast enough, others say that
changes cannot happen overnight.
Meanwhile, a member of the Student
Senate is-looking into the report'- findings
Officials from UF's Office of Human
Resource Services met with 35 of the 61 soci-
ology graduate students in November after
the chairwoman of the department, Connie
Shehan, asked the office to interview graduate
students.


The office gave Shehan
Acadel mics a report on the findings in
December, and the depart-
ment distributed a summa-
ry of this report, along with a response from
the faculty, to the graduate students Feb. 8.
The Alligator recently received the full re-
port, which does not name specific professors
or students.
Sen. Thomas Harrington, who represents


graduate students, is trying to coordinate a
meeting between himself and the sociology
students, as well as another with Shehan.
He said he will present his findings to the
Senate in a few weeks in hopes it will be able
to effect change.
But the problem isn't just in the sociology
department, he said. Harrington said a few
SEE SOCIOLOGY, PAGE 9


Sudanese refugee


tells survival story

He was separated from his family


Peter Kok, a Sudanese war refugee and UF political science student, speaks on the Plaza of the Americas
Monday at a rally against the Darfur genocide.


By ALEX TIEGEN
Alligator Staff Writer
atiegen@alligator.org
As a young boy growing up in
southern Sudan in the late 1980s,
Peter Kok would listen to'his par-
ents speak in cautious, fearful terms
of the civil war plaguing the region.
The war was a distant but constant
threat for the 3-year-old, whose
main concern was caring for the
family calves.
But when Kok was separated
from his family in a maelstrom of
flame, the nightmare of displace-
ment and war turned into a reality.
"I didn't understand what really
was going on," Kok said in an inter-
view. "Then I began to understand,
after I lived alone for a few years,
that what was going on was real."
The survivor of Sudan's second
civil war, who is a 21-year-old po-
litical science student at UF, told 15
students about his journey to find
a home.


Recurso, a student cub that
works to raise awareness of
Third-World issues, sponsored the
Darfur awareness event at which
he spoke.
The second civil war, which
began in 1983, was a fight between
the Muslim government of north-
ern Sudan and the rebels of south-
ern Sudan. The war ended in 2005
- two years after the recent Darfur
conflict began. Kok said he sees
similarities between the civilwar he
survived and the Darfur conflictbe-
tween the Muslim government and
northwestern rebels, which the U.S.
government has called genocide.
His story shows the displace-
ment that plagues victims of war.
Before the war reached his
village, Kok said, he looked after
calves with the other children while
his parents herded cattle. His father
would carry him on his back as he
tended the herd. Kok said he still
feels comforted by cattle.
SEE GENOCIDE, PAGE 9


* The postseason
is approaching
for the UF men's
basketball team
and its NCAA seed-
ing is on the line.
But UF coach Billy
Donovan has no
worries about such
matters. See story,
pg. 20.


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the name of a man running for
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Local leaders don't address under-21 clause


* UF HAS NOT ENDORSED THE BILL.

By MADISON CHEATWOOD
Alligator Contributing Writer
A bill was proposed in the state Senate
that would make it illegal for people under
21 to consume alcohol, but a group of UF and
local leaders who deal with alcohol issues


didn't address that part of the bill in a meeting
Monday.
During the teleconference, the Community
Alcohol Coalition didn't discuss the clause,
which would bar about 38 percent of UF stu-
dents from drinking, as calculated from 2005
university statistics.
Instead, they discussed a part of the bill
that would have allowed cities to regulate


drink specials. This part, however, was re-
moved from the bill by state senators.
UF President Bernie Machen said he
thought this was due to the alcohol industry's
lobbying and the improbability of the bill's
passing with that provision.
UF Vice President for Student Affairs
Patricia Telles-Irvin said, "Its a concern when
women can come to an establishment and


drink all they want for free."
LOCal The group also addressed a
News different bill that would require
state universities to notify stu-
dents' parents after their second
violation of drug or alcohol use.
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endorsement of the two bills until a few clarifi-
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Blogger famous for sharing secrets to speak at UF


By JESSIE COLEMAN
Alligator Writer
jcoleman@alligator.org

Frank Warren is searching for the perfect
secret, although he's not sure what it will look
like.
He spends about eight hours every day
sorting through the 100 to 200 secrets that
are delivered daily to his suburban home in
Germantown, Md.
Most come as postcards, usually in two 3-
inch tall stacks. His mail carrier, who knows
Warren by name and face, fastens the stacks
neatly with two rubber bands, like ribbons
on a gift. But others come in more unusual
packages like the Starbucks Coffee cup that
confessed, "I give decaf to customers who are
rude to me." It's one of Warren's favorites.
As far as the perfect secret, Warren, a 42-
year-old husband and father, assumes he will
know it when he sees it, a prospect that com-
pels him and haunts him.
"Part of me doesn't want to find it because
I like searching," Warren said.
Warren, who will speak today in the Reitz
Union Auditorium at 8 p.m., is the creator of
PostSecret.com, a blog that features anony-
mous secrets submitted on homemade post-
cards.
He reads all the submissions and posts his
favorites every Sunday on his blog, which
receives 3 to 4 million visits each month. Each
week, he stores the extra secrets in plastic bins
in an undisclosed -but safe location.
PostSecret has come a long way since
December 2004, with its humble beginnings


as a community art exhibit in the Artomatic
festival in Washington D.C.
"I get postcards from all over the world, in
different languages sometimes," he said.
The scope of PostSecret still bewilders
Warren, who translates the foreign-language
secrets using the Web site BabelFish.com.
But with thousands of strangers confid-
ing in him weekly, he takes the experiment
seriously. He even gives
PostSecret precedence over
his medical document de-
L, y livery company, which he
'I! still supervises and makes
money from.
"Its a great privilege,"
he said. "Some people ask
Warren me if it ever feels like a bur-
den. I can go through 200
postcards each day, and when I get to the last
one, I'm always looking for more."
For Warren, PostSecret is neither an obli-
'gation nor a money-making scheme. He has
never accepted advertisements on the blog.
Warren also unabashedly displays his.
home address on his Web site and book cov-
ers, a sign that he says develops trust.
Although Warren strives to make
PostSecret a nonjudgmental forum for people
to share their secrets, he also conveys a mes-
sage each week by arranging the postcards
like a story.
He often juxtaposes serious and somber
secrets with silly submissions. This week, a
sentence written over a bright picture of a
red, blue and yellow bunk bed set confesses,
"The first blow job I ever gave was to my older


brother." Just above it, a lighthearted postcard
advertises the Diet Coke logo and-the words,
"Completely addicted."
Warren's sudden spotlight disrupted his
previously quiet life. He travels more now
- about three times a month to speak at
colleges and other venues.
He had to buy his 12-year-old daughter
Hailey a cell phone because his wife worried
about people coming to the house. Aboy next
door also escorts her to the bus stop.
Warren has been featured in publications
like Time and Newsweek, has appeared on TV
shows such as Good Morning America and
Dateline and has already written three books
- albums of his favorite secrets.
His wife, Jan, remembers observing the
project with minimal interest.
"When it first got started, I wasn't really
paying attention to what he was doing," she
said. "I just thought, 'OK, this is Frank. He's


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Web site hits snowballed.
Warren hopes the mail will continue. After

growing up with divorced parents, he empa-
thizes with many of the struggles of his face-
less confiders.
"All of us have a secret that would break
your heart if you knew what it was," Warren
said. "And if we could just remember that,
there would be more compassion in the
world."
The Reitz Union Board is sponsoring
Warren's speech, which cost $5,000. At the
speech, the board will display students'
handmade postcards on the second floor of
the Reitz. Student can make or drop off cards
on the Reitz Union Colonnade today from 10
a.m. to 3 p.m.
After his speech, Warren will hold a book
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Group wages war on


Girl Scout cookies


By INNA GOYKHMAN
Alligator Contributing Writer

Across the country, a war is being
waged. It is not a war on terrorism or infla-
tion or gas prices. This is a war on cookies.
Armed with boxes of Thin Mints and
Samoas, troops of Girl Scouts are out in
full force as MeMe Roth, president of the
advocacy group National Action Against
Obesity, calls for a boycott of the confec-
tions.
NAAO wants the Girl Scouts to "com-
mit to a five-year plan to transition away
from cookies as the organization's primary
source of fundraising," Roth said.
'The ultimate goal is to have all civic or-
ganizations drop junk food from their fund-
raising. Roth said getting the Girl Scouts to
oblige would persuade other organizations
to follow because the Girl Scouts raise more
money selling junk food than any other
civic organization more than $700 mil-
lion a year.
"If the Girl Scouts, an organization that
sells over 200 million boxes of_cookies
yearly, could make a commitment to a long-
term plan to weed out cookies from their
fundraising tactics, then imagine what kind
of impact that would have on other civic
organizations," Roth said.
She believes selling junk food is in oppo-


sition with the Girl Scout's mission of pro-
moting a socially responsible and healthy
lifestyle.
Nancy White, the director of commu-
nications for the Girl Scouts of Gateway
Council Inc. in Jacksonville is not bothered
by the encouraged embargo.
"In this national climate and with the
current push for dietary health, I wouldn't
be surprised by this at all," White said.
She said the organization "hasn't taken a
Sdeaf ear to the obesity is-
sue and is already taking
steps to promote healthy
S living."
Though Roth is
militant in her stance
Against the cookie cul-
prit, she stressed that
Roth this push for the change
of organizations like Girl
Scouts does not mean that she dislikes the
associations.
Still, the NAAO's message does not sit
well with some cookie fans. Roth said that
she has received a barrage of hate mail from
Do-Si-Do devoiteeswno say the coookes are
a cultural staple.
"I can see that Girl Scout cookies are as
American as apple pie," Roth said. "It was a
quaint idea 50 years ago, but it just doesn't
make sense today when America's child
and adult obesity figures are on the rise."


Give blood, gain health


By MARILEE GRIFFIN
Alligator Contributing Writer

A blood donation really could be the
gift that keeps on giving.
According to a recent study by
Reuters, reducing the amount of iron
in the body by donating blood might
reduce a person's risk of developing
certain cardiovascular diseases.
"The government, for what they
thought were good reasons, started for-
tifying our food with iron, and ir6n can
actually be quite toxic to your body,"
said Dr. C. Keith Ozaki of the Malcom
Randall Department of Veterans Affairs
Medical Center.
The six-year study, which was co-
authored by Ozaki, examined 43- to 87-
year-olds with stable peripheral arterial
disease, which leads to plaque buildup
inside artery walls. He helped set up and
run the trial.
The premise of the study was to ob-
serve the effect on these individuals by
reducing the amount of iron inside their
bodies through blood withdrawal.
The study was conducted by 24
Veterans Affairs Medical Centers and in-
cluded more than 1,000 veterans. More
than 100 of the veterans were enrolled
from Gainesville, Ozaki said.
"We were one of the leading centers


in the country as far as our enrollment,"
he said.
According to the study, half the vet-
erans had blood withdrawn on a regular
basis, and half did not. Those partici-
pants were split into groups based on
age, diagnosis of diabetes and smoking
status.
By the end of the study, there were
barely any statistical differences' in
health when all of the ages were com-
pared. However, when the age group
was narrowed to the 43 to
Public 61 range, the iron reduction
Health made a difference. In the
younger age group that was
having blood withdrawn,
there were 54 percent fewer deaths from
all causes, according to the study.
"The key thing being, the younger
you were, the more it seemed to benefit
you," said Ozaki.
However, the study stated that
people should not donate blood just to
lower their iron levels. Ozaki suggests
limiting one's consumption of red meat
and food that has a lot of supplemental
iron in it instead.
He added that it was possible the
older vteterar in We sftiuywere past-the
point of being helped by lowering the
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All bark, no bite

Where is Chomp the

Vote?
So city elections are today, but you can't vote if you're not
registered (Well, obviously). Here at the Alligator, we think
voting in the city you live in is important Gainesville
is, after all, where you spend the majority of the year. And it
should be pretty important to Student Government, which cre-
ated Chomp the Vote to encourage students to get politically
involved.
Wait, never heard of Chomp the Vote? Never been ap-
proached by one of its members about registering to vote?
That's because it's been absent from campus for the past
year.
When the program was created in 2004, its purpose was
to encourage students to register to vote in Alachua County.
Chomp the Vote promised to register students and bring can-
didate debates to campus. It even gave students limo rides to
the polls in 2004.
And it wasn't too hard to do. If the preachers are organized
enough to scream at us every day on Turlington Plaza, why
can't a few students get together to help students fill out voter
registration forms?
So where was Chomp the Vote last Fall? Hell if we know.
Last November, we ran an editorial asking where Chomp the
Vote was for the 2006 state and national elections. Director
Hannah Hillman then said Chomp the Vote would focus on the
upcoming local election you know, the one that's today.
Uui, so where was Chomp this spring The deadline to reg-
ister for today's election was Feb. 5. How many UF students did
the program register for this election cycle?
Zero.
Yet Hillman is still director of Chomp the Vote.
How is it possible that Hillman hasn't been let go? Not show-
ing up for work for a year is usually grounds for dismissal.
A main platform issue of the newly elected Gator Party is to
revive Chomp the Vote. We think the first order of business will
be removing lame-duck director Hillman from her post. Gator
needs to work overtime next Fall to get students registered for
the 2008 national and local elections. Don't let that registration
deadline sneak up on you again.


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Vegetarianism no1
L ast week I was trying to enjoy my tofu spaghetti on
the Plaza of the Americas when I smelled something
rather foul. It was the stench of barbecued animals
that I often go to Krishina Lunch to avoid.
As a vegetarian, Krishna Lunch is the most appetizing
option on campus for me. The members of UF College
Republicans were extremely tactless to host their "People
Eating Tasty Animals" barbecue right next to it.
Vegetarianism is a personal choice that people make for
various reasons. I'm a religious Hindu, and I was raised
vegetarian. The sight and smell of meat disgusts me. I
don't attempt to convince people to be vegetarian, partly
out of frustration from the senseless arguments I'm forced
to get into.
But for the group to purposely host its barbecue where
there was undoubtedly a large concentration of vegetar-
ians made it seem callous. It also did nothing to help the
obvious polarization between liberal and conservative
groups on campus.
By holding their barbecue on the plaza, the group ob-
viously hoped to attract attention. Not all of it was good.
One of my friends, a member of the College Republicans,
was offended. I wasn't aware that Republicans can't be
vegetarians, but that's exactly what the barbecue implied.
And I didn't realize that vegetarianism was a political
issue until I saw this insensitive display. Since when are
vegetarians and meat eaters classified as conservative or
liberal? That's a stereotype that the College Republicans
are too dense to look past. They only made themselves
look closed-minded.
The College Republicans realized as most people
do that the plaza is generally a liberal-friendly area be-
cause of Krishna Lunch, which attracts the so-called "hip-
pies." Turlington Plaza is the conservative area I generally


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Sa political issue
tend to avoid. I don't particularly
"p enjoy being told I'm going to hell
L '. every day on my way to class, and
,* B I'm sure most students agree.
The polarization between these
S two areas is an example of endur-
Anuradha Pandey ing divisions that neither side
lettersaigator.org wishes to end. Both sides attach
letters@alligator.org
stereotypes to each other and con-
tinue to make whatever political
culture that exists on this campus even more foul.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals may not be
so ethical, but most people would be hard-pressed to think
of an argument against vegetarianism. Animals raised for
food in this country live in horrendous conditions that
make their lives completely miserable.
In the past, cows, herbivores by nature, were forced
to eat meat. And chickens are often raised in cages that
don't allow them to move an inch. They are fed hormones
to make them grow in unnatural ways that subsequently
affect our health the childhood obesity epidemic has
been linked to animal growth hormones. The College
Republicans might be ignorant of these facts.
If the College Republicans really want to protest PETA
and its animal treatment record, their time would be much
better spent educating students about the meat and dairy
industry's dreadful treatment of livestock.
If the group insists on holding such events, it will un-
doubtedly continue to lose respect on campus and perpet-
uate the cycle of undignified political dialogue. But then
again, I don't recall the UF College Democrats ever going
out of their way to offend large groups of people.
Anuradha Pandey is a history junior. Her column appears
on Tuesday.


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UF's methods of addressing
U F may think its policy on and Incest National Network, more what has happened tc
rape is progressive, but UF than 70 percent of rapes are com- Instead of taking
Campus NOW: National mitted by acquaintances dates, and catching the cr
Organization for Women begs to dif- friends, boyfriends, exes or hus- would rather stress
fer. The university has historically bands. Our university will never to women so that the
chosen to align itself with sexist, be a safe place if rape is addressed rape. As women, it is
anti-woman, victim-blaming lan- as only a safety or communication daily lives to be on the
guage and techniques that leave issue. Rather than deflecting the cover our drinks, check
the burden of rape prevention on problem to women, UF needs to of our cars before wi
women and fail to hold men ac- challenge men to come face-to-face walk alone at night ar
with their sexist attitudes if it is re- speed dial.
U President Bernie Machen and ally interested in stopping rapes. Promoting these "
the rest of the administration refuse Additionally, the University a means of preventing
the rest of the administration refuse Police Department and the UF ad- because it is not wo:
to commit toany clear policy on rape ministration need to address why sibility to police me
and sexual assault tht addresses a most rapes go unreported. Why Women, not men, cc
mandatory punishment for rapists. aren't women reporting their rapes to make the choice t
Instead, theyd rather hide behind and assaults? It has been Campus what we want and
their blue lights Student Nighttime NOW's experience that cops do assault.
Auxiliary Patrol service and so- not believe women when we re- It is sexist to demc
called "safety tips that prey on port crimes. We are often judged, en change the way w
women fears of being attacked belittled or made to feel blame for so men can go on livil
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Claire Beach These "safety
tips" never
Speaking Out address men
the ones
actually committing rape. Why
doesn't UPD hold men accountable
for the crimes they commit against
women? As women, we can't keep
men from raping us. If we could,
I think we would have figured it
out by now. The truth is that all
the buddy systems and blue lights
in the world won't stop rapes from
happening or even decrease the fre-
quency of rape all that much.
SOne in six American women are
a victim of rape. It's not because of
irresponsibility, ignorance, foolish-
ness, sluttiness or recklessness. We
get raped because of the power im-
balance between men and women
and because men know that they can


Letters to "
UF senior deserved more court time
I want to introduce you to someone you
probably haven't heard of before. His name is
Dewey Burke, and he is a 6-foot, 185-pound
guard who is a walk-on senior playing for the
University of North Carolina. Sounds a lot like
UF's Brett Swanson, only there is one enor-
mous difference: Burke got to start, Swanson
got snubbed.
For the life of me, I cannot understand
why UF Coach Billy Donovan would not let


Swanson start. If UNC Coach Roy Williams is
willing to let a walk-on start in a heated rivalry
game against Duke, where much more is at
stake than Sunday's UF-Kentucky match, why
couldn't Donovan reward four hard years of
practice and devotion with 30 seconds of play-
ing time at the start of the game?
Even if starting is too much to ask, why
couldn't Donovan put him in for at least the
last minute or two of the game amidst the
thousands of fans cheering his name? Being


up 16 not good enough for you, Coach? Had
to wait to the last play?
Winning is important, but rewarding the
hard work and devotion of an individual who
gives you everything for nothing for four years
is so much more. Swanson deserved better.
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to stop rape on campus, it needs to
go to the root of the problem: men's
actions, not women's.
Campus NOW will hold a speak-
out against rape and sexual assault
Wednesday at noon on the Plaza
of the Americas. Women will speak
from their own experiences with
rape and sexual harassment..
We have delivered "subpoe-
nas" demanding the attendance of
Machen, UPD, the InterFraternity
Council and Preview staff because
of their history of sexism in their
policies concerning rape. If these
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Candidates spend election eve feeding homeless, speaking to students


CAMPAIGN, from page 1

UF's College Democrats on the Reitz
Union Colonnade during lunchtime
and working with a dozen cohorts to
make 1,800 phone calls.
Lowe's opponents, homeless ad-
vocate Francis "Pat" Fitzpatrick, 57,
and pawnbroker Richard Selwach, 44,
opted for less campaigning.
Fitzpatrick said he was inter-
viewed a couple of times for TV
newscasts but did no street advertis-
ing. He said he'll be spending election
day like he does most days sitting
in front of City Hall and helping feed
the homeless downtown.
"Whatever happens, you
haven't seen the last of me.
I know for a fact I will be
mayor someday and do the
double term."
Richard Selwach
mayoral candidate

Selwach also said he did several
interviews but decided against any
major sign-waving or grandstanding.
He said he hopes his reputation and
presence at City Commission meet-
ings will influence voters to support
him.
"Whatever happens, you haven't
seen the last of me. I know for a fact
I will be mayor someday and do the
double term," he said. "If we had
three more Richard Selwachs, man,
we would be a model city."
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Sociology grad students complain of inappropriate comments, intimidation


SOCIOLOGY, from page 1


female graduate students from other depart-
ments have told him professors have made
inappropriate remarks toward them because
of their gender, and he believes it's a serious
problem.
"I would be remiss as a senator if I didn't
go out of my way to meet with them to see
what the issues are," said Harrington, a politi-
cal science graduate student.
The report's findings
Among the more serious allegations that
students made to human resources officials
are:
Lack of access to faculty members and
lack of mentoring and support from them,
Bullying from faculty members,
And inappropriate remarks.
The report states that some professors have
made inappropriate comments about female
students' bodies, sensuality and weight.
Professors have also inquired whether female
students have boyfriends, and others have
used crude sexual language, the full report
states.
Some students also said that a professor
told them in class that "as graduate students,
you should be doing three things: research,
drinking and screwing," the report states.
Several students and officials from the
department said in interviews that fewer than
five of the 22 professors in the department are
involved in this kind of behavior.
Shehan said she spoke with two of these
professors but that she couldn't take disciplin-
ary actions against them because the offended
students have not approached her or other
university officials to file formal complaints.
"How do you know how to help them if
you don't know who needs the help?" Shehan
asked with some frustration.
Kyle Cavanaugh, UF's vice president for
human resources, said Shehan asked his office
to look into the matter, and now the office and


the department are working together to find
a solution.
"I think it's a very proactive and positive
step that the chair has taken," Cavanaugh
said.
History
The first time graduate students com-
.plained about the climate of the department
was during an internal review in Spring 2006.
Three committees were formed to find the
department's strengths and weaknesses.
David Reznik, a sociology graduate student,
volunteered to be part of the Subcommitee on
Mentoring and Placement.
Reznik met with a few graduate students
and found that they felt faculty members were
making inappropriate comments and were
concerned about a growing gap between fac-
ulty and students, among other things.
After this report, the department's gradu-
ate student coordinator, William Marsiglio,
issued a survey to graduate students to find
more details.
The survey revealed that some students
felt:
Alienated,
Afraid of speaking out about the depart-
ment,
That the department had a hostile envi-
ronment,
And that the faculty behaved inappro--
priately.
Shehan became the chairwoman of the
department three months after the survey was
issued. Once she took office, she asked the hu-
man resources office to interview the students,
leading to the current report.
Marsiglio declined to comment because he
said the students were given the impression
that the survey's findings would be confi-
dential.
Unhealthy climate
One graduate student, who spoke on con-
dition of anonymity for fear her relationships
with faculty would be strained, said the prob-
lem is not just particular professors but the


overall climate of the department.
"When a professor talks about tits in class
or screwing in class, it changes the climate,"
the student said.
She said other graduate students also con-
tribute to this unhealthy climate. Some have
made racial comments and laugh at students
who have an accent, she said.
The student, who is black, said that even
though no one has used the "n-word" toward
her, she has heard comments that imply that
black people are less intelligent than other
people.
Intimidation
The human resources report also men-
tioned that students were told by professors
not to "rock the boat" and to "play the game."
In interviews with sociology students,
some said professors discouraged from ques-
tioning the procedures of the department or
professors in the classroom. They were also
discouraged them from holding meetings and
becoming activists.
Rob Heck, a sociology graduate student,
said that after the survey came out, students
got together to go to a faculty meeting as a
group to ask their professors to take the sur-
vey seriously. But before they went, a student
came into the room where they were meeting
and told them that a professor said they were
"burning their bridges" by organizing.
After that incident, Heck said that out of
the 20 students who were planning to attend
the meeting, only six showed up.

Changes in the department
Shehan said her department is trying to
address all the issues mentioned in the human
resources report.
Last month, graduate students cre-
ated a seven-member graduate student ad-
visory board, which reports to her, she said.
In addition, she said the department would of-
fer a Summer seminar on teaching for gradu-
ate students. As part of the Summer program,
new students would lead discussion sections.


"We are honestly committed to give a good
experience to graduate students," she said.
Positive relations
Sociology graduate student William Jawde
said although discrimination does happen in
the department, not all professors are at fault.
In fact, he said, most students have good rela-
tionships with their professors. -
He also said he thinks the discrimination
was not intentional. These professors, he said,
are ignorant and "culturally insensitive," but
they never acted with a malicious intent.
"It is a systematic thing, and to
insinuate that they are malicious
people is a mistake."
William Jawde
sociology graduate student


Jawde said these problems are deeply em-
bedded in society and that the department is
not free from society's influence.
"It is a systematic thing," he said, "and to
insinuate that they are malicious people is a
mistake."
Maura Ryan, also a sociology graduate
student, said these problems happen in all de-
partments and are inherent to all institutions.
She said that part of the job of sociologists is
to talk about these problems, and that's what
the department is trying to do.
John Scanzoni, a professor in the depart-
ment, said he doesn't think the report reflects
the climate of the department, but he's taking
it seriously.
The notion that students are discouraged
from questioning professors in the classroom
- as the report stated is "absurd," Scanzoni
said.
However, he said every complaint in the
report should be investigated.
"Everybody's point of view needs to be
examined," Scanzoni said, "but I just don't
happen to agree with it."


Speaker reunited with parents, brother after 16 years of separation


GENOCIDE, from page 1

"It makes me happy," he said
before the speech. "I think of myself
as a cowboy."
At night, his family would cook
dinner on a fire in his house to avoid
attracting government bombers
with light. The government would
target cattle camps to deprive villag-
ers of their source of income.
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calves away from his parents when
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people fleeing the village. His family
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"I- was hoping that maybe I
would see my family again because
my mind was kind of, you know, a
young mind," Kok said. "Until I had
to live without them. Then my hope
faded away after a few months."
The displaced villagers traveled
toward the Ethiopian border on
foot. They ate tree leaves and mud
and drank dirty water. The villagers
led Kok and other children without


families by the hand as they walked.
Kok, who said he was barefooted,
felt his feet crack.
After about two months, Kok
arrived at an Ethiopian refugee
camp on the Sudan-Ethiopia side
border. But when Ethiopian rebels
overthrew Ethiopia's Communist
government in 1991, Kok's brief
period of peace ended. He and other
refugees were fired at and expelled
back into Sudan.
They lived in Sudan as internally
displaced people until they were
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a new apartment in Jacksonville.
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he sees televised refugee children
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letters in the dirt and counting their
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Uganda.
His brother told him his siblings
and parents were alive in southern
Sudan. Kok found his family again
and has kept in contact with them
through his brother.
"I was elated," he said "I used to
think of them as dead people, and
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March 6, 2007


Make change work

for everyone at UF
If there is one .
constant at the -
Universi-y of Flor-
ida, it's change.
Students
change. Faculy
members change
Courses and grad-
uadon require-
renrt change Joe Hice
tve can do a
lot about change and most of us don't
like it. We dislike change so much that
we may resist it and that lust adds to
the stress of day-to-day life.
Understanding hovw change affects
our lives can help reduce that stress and
make change w iork for us.
According to Ron IKrsch. executive
director of the LF Leadership Develop-
menr Institute, we all go through phases
when dealing widt change
React. When things change, our first
reaction is shock and denial.
Denial is a coping mechanism. We
approach change with the arutude
that if we ignore change and wait long
enough. it will go aw a\ and things will
get back to normal.
Reflect. Even when we perceive that it
oan't go away, we still believe that things
worked better before the change So we
try to bargain for reinstating the old sy,-
ten. We reflect on the "good old days '
Realiro eventually steps in and we
realize that change is here to stay. W\e
havc to ackno% ledge that before move-
ing forward.
Rene%%. We begin to let go. to see the
value of what is coming and we actually
begin looking for wavs to help make
change work for us. Our faith is renewed.
MNanaging change successfully starts
with new goals and a plan.
You know where you are and where
you want to be. Now decide how you
are going to get there.
Clarify goals and expectations.
Get feedback from others. Start with
small, deliberate steps and reward
yourself often. Keep focused on the
desired outcome.
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MIrkenmg and PubliC Relarino;


UF's first venture in India focuses on


sustainable architecture, urban design


When Matt Demers stepped off the
plane in India, he immediately knew he was
in a place unlike anywhere he had ever seen.
"The first five minutes you are there,
you know that this is.a completely different
place," said Demers, a University of Florida
graduate student in architecture. "It is an
intense and multifaceted existence that
carries through all aspects of life in India,
even architecture."
Last fall, Demers and seven other
students took part in "The Vertical Studio,
India," UF's first international program
offered in India. The semesterlong studio
focused on creating sustainable architecture
ard urban design in Pune. The program
was so successful it is being continued this
semester in the city of Mumbai.


The program is overseen by Shivjit Sidhu,
an assistant professor of architecture in the
College of Design, Construction and Planning.
"We are happy and excited the first
studio was such a success," Sidhu said. "We
are looking forward to working with other
cities in India during future semesters and
helping them transition into more socially
and environmentally sensitive patterns of
development as they cope with the unprec-
edented growth in their cities."
Incorporating the historical, cultural,
physical and conceptual contexts of the
Indian subcontinent, the studio gave
undergraduate and graduate students a
chance to study and practice contempo-
rary architecture with a global perspective.
Pune, like many other Indian cities, is ex-


Courtesy of Shivjit Sidhu
Architecture students taking part in "The Vertical Studio, India" visit a landfill, where they
have created a remediation plan for an urban technology park.


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March 6
Noon "Immigration and Work through Literary Works
and Pulic. Discourse" Madrid Valencia and Alicante
at the Beginning of the New Millernium.' Karina E.
Vazquez Anderson Hall Room 216
March 7
11:45 a rr, Alicia Witarsa and Yoon Jung Han, Dauer
Hall. Keene Faculty Center
1 p m, 'HollVrwood's Furious Lesbians Roben
Schanke Cfnter lot Women's Studies and Gender
Research Ustler Hall. Grand Atrium
March 8
.4 p.mi "Rehabilltation Following ACL Reconsiruciion,"
Bruce Beynnon. Florida Gym Room 35


periencing the pressures of extreme growth
from economic expansion and is in need
of sustainable urban design guidelines.
Students worked closely with professional
Indian development and architecture firms
to help design master plans for the cities'
future growth.
"The entire project has been designed
to take advantage of the latest sustainable
technology while incorporating the social
patterns of traditional Indian families," said
Matthew Hill, a participant of both the fall
and spring studios.
A major issue Demers noticed in Pune
was the desire to move from dense and
traditional Indian marketplaces to a more
Western approach, such as shopping malls.
According to Demers, these major conven-
tion centers and shopping malls currently
are popular in India but are not blending
with the more traditional and cultural
Indian cityscape.
"Giant shopping malls are placed right
in the middle of what was a very dense,
private neighborhood. The scale of the new
development works in a completely differ-
ent way and destroys the social fabric of the
city," Demers said.
According to Sidhu, without proper
urban planning and design, the cities will
evolve rapidly with short-term considerations
that may lead to catastrophic effects on hu-
man, social and economic development.
"The work of our students and profes-
sional partners culminates in the design of
a new satellite district for Mumbai that will
create a technology hub for 100,000 people
with housing, institutional and recreation
facilities," Sidhu said.
By Melissa Filipkowski

March 14
7 30 a m Corrmunitv Campus Council Breakfast. Reitz
Student Union. Arredondo Room
March 19
4 p m, "Iinerant Cultures. Diaspoiic Imperatives in [he
Caribbean Experience." Silvio TorresSaillant Reitz
Sludeni Union. Rion Ballroom
University Auditorium
March 6
5-30 p m Circe Diaz. cello recital
730 p m.. Boris Berimian Steinway festival
March 7
5:30 p m Orlando Gome,: iolin recital
7.30 p m. Thomas Mastroianni, Steinway festival


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TUESDAY, MARCH 6, 2007 U ALLIGATOR, ADVERTISEMENT, 11


Overhaul of UF's piano fleet goal of Steinway Initiative


When Boris Berman sits down this week
to perform at the University of Florida's
fifth annual Steinway Festival, he will adjust
his coattails and position his bench at a 9-
foot concert grand Steinway & Sons piano.
Because of their quality and durability,
Steinway & Sons pianos are widely held as
the gold standard among performers and
institutions worldwide. The College of Fine
Arts hopes to gain 70 of the pianos through
the Steinway Initiative.
The Steinway Initiative is a $2 million
fundraising campaign begun in fall 2003
to replace UF's existing lpianos with new
pianos from Steinway & Sons. In complet-
ing this goal, the School of Music would
join ranks with such prestigious music
schools as-the Oberlin College Conserva-
tory and The Julliard School to become
one of only about 55 colleges, universities
and conservatories nationwide with the All-
Steinway distinction.
"The CFA's School of Music is rec-
ognized as a leader in music education,"
said College of Fine Arts Dean Lucinda
Lavelli. "It seeks to provide the superior
educational experience upon which UF's
reputation is built by providing these



UF professor to head major
science collaboration
A massive
international effort
aimed at making the
first direct observa-
tions of gravitational
waves now has a
University of Florida
professor at its helm.
David Reitze, a
professor of physics,
has been elected David Reitze
spokesman of the
Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave
Observatory (LIGO) Scientific Cbllabora-
tion. The job is akin to that of a scientific
-chief executive.
"This is a very exciting time for the
LIGO Science Collaboration because our in-
struments have become sufficiently sensitive
to the point where we are confident they can
detect gravitational waves," Reitze said.
Reitze is the second UF faculty member
and physicist chosen to head a major inter-
national scientific collaboration in recent
years. The other is Jacobo Konigsberg, who
was selected last year as spokesman for the
world's largest high energy physics project,

March 8
7 30 p m, Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory students
March 9
7:30 p.m., Thomas Mastroianni
March 11
4 p.m., Cypress String Quartet
March 18
4 pm.. Midlri. viriin;is and Ruoen McDonald, pianist
March 19
7.30 p m. Leslie Odom, oboe recital
Florida Museum of Natural History
March 8
6.30 p.m. Tiber A Buddhist Trilogv Continues Part II:
Radiating the Fruit of Trtith


Kristen Bartlett
A 9-foot concert grand Steinway & Sons
piano is one of the School of Music's prized
possessions. Music Professor Boaz Sharon
says the school needs more high-quality
practice pianos for students.

instruments to its majors."
While UF's piano program has a strong
reputation among students, faculty and ad-
ministration, many of the college's practice
pianos are outdated. A recent inventory of
the college's pianos determined that a few
pianos date back to the 1940s.
"On a scale from 1 to 10, our practice



the Collider Detector at Fermilab collabo-
ration near Chicago.
The LIGO Science Collaboration
consists of 500 people from 45 scien-
tific institutions and seven countries and
oversees the scientific mission of two U.S.
observatories (LIGO) and one European
Observatory seeking to detect gravitational
waves, elusive ripples in space-time first
predicted by Albert Einstein in 1916.
In his new position, Reitze will serve as
the public face of the collaboration, and he
will be in charge of maintaining its scien-
tific agenda.

Canadian group Leahy
announces 'call to dancers'
Canadian recording artists Leahy are
calling out to all young dancers in the
Gainesville area to join them on stage
during their 7:30 p.m. March 16 concert
at the Phillips Center for the Performing
Arts. The deserving dancer will have the
unique opportunity to dance with the band
during its award-winning song "The Call
to Dance."
Young people of all experience levels
in any "traditional" style of dance such as
clog, Irish, Highland, step-dancing or tap
may enter the contest.

"In the Open Sandhill Crane Siudies through
March 18
Galleries
Student Arts Juried E'hibiiion. through Mah arh 9
University Gallery
Ligaiure 2007 through March 16 FOCuS Galler
Harn Museum of Art
Continuity and Ch3nge Three Generations of
Eihiopian Anists' through April 29
Phillips Center
March 6
7 p m Blars Female Evlravdganza
March 7
7:30 p.m., Keb' Ma


pianos are currently about a 3," said Boaz
Sharon, a professor in the School of Music
and head of the piano area. "To continue
to provide high-quality practice pianos
for the school and the program, we need
to acquire pianos of an 8, 9 or 10 level.
That would be achieved if our pianos were
replaced by Steinways."
New pianos cost between $60,000 and
$110,000. The college's highest-quality
piano the 9-foot Steinway used for perfor-
mances was donated by the Tedder family
from Fort Lauderdale.
The Steinway Festival runs today
through Friday and features Boris Ber-
man, head of the piano department at Yale
School of Music, and Thomas Mastroianni,
former dean of music at The Catholic Uni-
versity of America and current professor
emeritus there. Other performers include
students from Philadelphia's Curtis Insti-
tute of Music and the Moscow Tchaikovsky
Conservatory. All events are free and open
to the public.
For more information, visit the Web at
www.arts.ufl.edu.
By Lauren Hames



Dancers should submit a short para-
graph of no more than 100 words explain-
ing why they should be "called to dance."
Entries may be mailed to: University of
Florida Performing Arts; Attn: Leahy's Call
to Dancers; P.O. Box 112750; Gainesville,
FL 32611.
Entries also may be e-mailed to ..
ufpa@performingarts.ufl.edu.
The winner will be chosen on March 14
and will be notified by UFPA staff.

Endowment helps fund
graduate research travel
Graduate students associated with the
University of Florida's Center for Latin
American Studies could benefit from a
$50,000 endowment that will provide
travel funds for students to present their
dissertation and thesis research.
The gift was made in January by Helen
Safa, professor emerita of anthropology and
Latin American studies.
"In the past we have encouraged stu-
dents to go, but such limited funding was
available to them that it made it difficult,"
said Carmen Diana Deere, director of the
Center for Latin American Studies.
Deere estimates the endowment will allow
for three to four $500 scholarships a year.

March 9
7 30 pm Woven Harmrn rv
March 10
i p m snd 7-30 p iT DansLicipanyv
Spring dance concern
March 15
7.30 p m 100 `ears io Broradwa, '
March 16
7 30 p.m Leahy
March 18
1 p m NTr Corier Drug Store Sp.r1light on Y'ulth
O'Connell Center
March 7
7 p mr.. Harlem Globeiroriers


I1i.Ii. Focusi


Instructors sought
for First-Year Florida
Faculty and staff interested in reach-
ing a First-Year Florida class in the
Summer B, Fall 200" or Spring 2008
academic sessions have until March 30
to apply.
Each instructor receives a $i00 pro-
fessional stipend for teaching the class.
\ihich is designed to introduce new
students to the Universirv of Florida
and help them through their tirst vea.i..
by providing a social, emotional and
intellectual support Svstrm.
AppliLations must be received by
New Student Programs. 202 Pcabody
Hall. P.O. Box 1 1-405 no later than
4:30 p m. on March 30
For more information. %isit the Web
at www.dso.ufl.edu/nsp/
firsryearexperiencelinstappl.php.

Reitz seeks students
for Board of Managers
Students interested in membership
on the Reitz Student Union Board of
Managers have until 3:31 p.m. Friday
to turn in their applications to Room
101 of the Reirz Student Union. Ap-
plicants must be enrolled in at leasr
12 credit hours, be available to c-rne
tor one year and have a minimum 2.0
grade point average.
Applications are available at Peabod'
Hall, the Southwest Recreational Cen-
ter, Student Recrcatnonal and Fitness
Center, Student Organization Resource
Center and the Reirz Student Union
Information Desk Applications also
may be found on the \Veb at www.
union.ufl.edu.

Graphics, photo units
have new home in stadium
The graphics and photography
components of the Academic Tech-
nology department at the Universitr
ot Florida are now part of Universint
Relations The offices formerly housed
in Turlington Hall have moved to 1-il
Stadium West.
The wtwo units offer a wide %ariert
of services to faculn. staff and students
from poster design and printing to digi-
tal portraits and passport photos.
For more information on services.
visit the Web at htp://at.ufl.edu/
graphics-photography or call
392- 1-16.
Academic Technology's broadcast
production, medical photography and
other photography services offered
through the Health Science Center also
nom. fall under University Relations.
Those offices will remain in their current
locations in the Health Science Center.
Don't forget...
The priit edition of InsideUF is on
Spring Break next veek. Publication
resumes on March 20.


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Sororities
Total Donations
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2-Delta Gamma-20
-3-Alpha Epsilon Phi-18
4-Pi Beta Phi-17
5-Kappa Kappa Gamma-14


Sororities
Percentage
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2-Sigma Kappa-13%
3-Delta Gamma-11%
Tied for 4th
4-Alpha Epsilon Phi-10%
4-Pi Beta Phi-10%
Tied for 5th
5-Alpha Chi Omega-9%


Fraternities
Total Donations
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2-Pi Kappa Phi-25
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3-Sigma Nu-16
4-Kappa Alpha-14
5-Sigma Chi-13


Fraternities
Percentage
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3-Alpha Gamma Rho-29%
4-Pi Lambda Phi-26%
5-Pi Kappa Phi-24%


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For Rent
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THE LUXURY YOU WANT...
AT THE PRICE YOU NEED
Remodeled HUGE 2 & 3 Beds
Cable*W/D*Tanning* We Love Pets
Why spend more? 372-8100
4-25-72-2


**MOVE IN TODAY**
2 & 3 bedrooms Available Now.
HUGE! 1,3 miles to UF!
ALL pets welcome!
377-7401 www.boardwalkapt.com
4-25-72-2


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


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


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


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








TUESDAY, MARCH 6, 2007 U ALLIGATOR, 13


U For Rent
| unfurnished

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


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

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

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

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

Live in Luxury
*Leasing Now and Janl*
2/2*3/3*4/4
Ind. Lease *All Inclusive
373-9009
4-25-72-2

Sign a lease, Win a PS3!
I Luxury 2/2 and 3/2!
Cable*Tanning*Gated
24-Hr Gym*Furn Avail
Leasing Now and Fall! 367-991.0
4-25-72-2

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
8-15-168-2

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

*www.LiveNearCampus.come
See virtual tours, photos, specials, floorplans
online! From: Studios $565, 1BR $689, 2BR
$779, 4BR $469/rm. ALL just steps from UF
4-25-72-2.

3BR/2BA Triplex- block from campus.
Major reduction in rent
to lease up immediately
Looking Glass Apartments
111 NW 16th St. Office 376-1111
4-26-72-2

Cakes and Pies and Golden Fries!
Ventura has a nice surprise!
Let us pay $200 of your January Rent!
2 bedrooms available
Pets welcome/Open Saturdays
Ventura Apartments
1902 SW 42nd Way
352-376-5065
4-25-70-2

2BR/1.5BA Bellamy. Forge, clean, new
kitchen & baths, W/D, pool, tennis, ceiling
speakers, water & pest control inc. & more.
No pets, smoke free. $850/mo 352-495-
0101 3-19-50-2

Available in April
Walk to UF Studio $390
1 Br $450 2 Br house $550
Gore-Rabell Realty 378-1387
www.gore-rabell.com 4-25-65-2


S l For Rent
unfurnished

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


MOVE IN TODAY
Walk to UFI
SStudios & 1 bedrooms
From only $699
Open Weekends 371-7777
4-25-60-2

Large room in NW home. Great neighbor-
hood. $400/mo includes utils, DSL, DVR,
no pets. Prefer mature, responsible non-
smoker. Avail now, flexible. Call Scott 335-
8209 3-8-40-2

LOCATION,. LOCATION, LOCATION!
Live downtown & have it all!
Spacious studios, 1/1s, 2/2s, & 3/3s
W/Ds*Huge Closets*We Love Pets!
Going fast don't miss out! 338-0002
4-25-58-2

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

Across from Shands/UF
Summit House Condos
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
3-30-39-2

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

Historic Duckpond
1 BR/1 BA in vintage house. Hardwood floors.
W/D Quiet area, large yard. 3 blocks to
downtown. 304 NE 6th Street. $525/MO
379-4952 Available April or May 3-26-30-2

1BR & 2BR/1BA apts with W/D, cent H/AC,
DW, ceramic tile, private patio. Pets ar-
ranged. Off SW 34th St. Near bus route.
From $615/mo. 377-1633 3-30-33-2

1 BED and STUDIOS
ACROSS FROM UF
Wood floors, pets ok
Open late and weekends
371,7777 collegeparkuf.com
4-25-62-2

SW 20th AVE CONDO
2BR/2.5BA. Perfect for Roommates.
Pool, bus route, W/D, $800/mo
904-382-0286 3-30-29-2

*ABSOLUTE LUXURY*
2/2 Town Homes & 3/3 Flats
FREE Water *Cable Tanning* Gym
Roomate match available
Leasing NowlFall 379-9255
4-25-20-2

1 & 2 bed cottages & Apts. $500/mo.
Central AC, W/D hookups, close to down-
town & UF, Cute A MUST SEE! See photos
& info @ www.rentalworkshop.com 352-
870-0904, 318-4553 3-6-12-2

HOUSES! 1 to 4 beds $450-$1500, all
close to UF & on bus routes, W/D hook-
ups, hardwood, central AC, porches, pets
OK, see photos @ rentalworkshop.com
870-0904, 318-4553 3-6-12-2

$375 mo. 1 or 2 bed "Iris House" close to
downtown & UF, fresh paint, new carpet,
bath & kitchen upgrade, pet friendly, see
photos & info @ rentalworkshop.com
352-870-0904 3-6-12-2

www.10houses.com
2 & 3BR houses for August in quiet areas.
cute, clean, cent. H/AC, W/D, wood floors,
nice yards. Bike to UF. $775-$1300 email
nancy@10houses.com or call 352-336-6116
3-19-15-2


Ql For Rent
S unfurnished

*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-
29-20-2

1 BIk to UF. 1017 SW Ist 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
4-12-30-2

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.
3-9-10-2

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
4-25-36-2

Space, Solitude and Disposable Income
Beautiful, Spacious home on wooded land-
scaped lot, 8rms + 400 sq ft porch. 3BR/1 BA,
bike to UF, W/D, $1270 + util. No pets.
Available August. 275-1259 3-19-10-2

* DOWNTOWN 2BR/1BA w/loft available
March. $600/mo 0 ALSO GARAGE/STUDIO
APARTMENT. Avail in April. $390/mo. Off-
street parking central. 1st + last + deposit.
Call 373-6551 3-20-10-2

House 3BR/1.5BA, large screened private
porch, alarm, W/D, close to downtown,
$900/mo. $2400 down. Call 352-466-7091
3-20-10-2

2BR/2BA over 1500 sq ft. Monticello across
from Gainesville Health and Fitness. Pool,
tennis court, clubhouse. $950/mo. 371-8337
3-6-5-2

Beautiful 3BR/2BA house for rent next to
Butler Plaza. $995/mo. 352-359-4438 3-
20-10-2

Available Aug 1st. Several large older hous-
es near UF. Students/pets ok. Year lease.
Low rents. 352-371-9409 3-20-10-2


BRAND NEW, never lived in 2/2.5 condo
Close to campus, new appliances (w/d)
Avail. anytime, lease and price negot.
Excellent value, must see to believe
Call 352-514-4693 3-7-5-2

LIVE THE DOWNTOWN LIFESTYLE
Luxury 3 Bedroom Townhouses For Fall
W/D*Loft Spaces*Walk In Closets*Pets OK
Walk to everywhere-bars, shopping, dining
Call now! Only 10 left! 338-0002
4-25-30-2

2BR/1BA apt Upgraded throughout. Tile:
liv. rm, kitchen, BA. New carpet BRs. New
stainless kit. appis, all new BA. Cent H/AC.
Cable/hi spd internet avail. Separate laundry
rm. <1 mi to UF, Shands, shopping. $735/mo.
jlglackin@yahoo.com or call 727-423-9463.
Bkgrd & credit check reqd. Sorry, no pets.
3-22-10-2

Luxurious Victoria Station Condo
Less than 1 mile from campus 2BR/2.5BA.
W/D, interenc incl. Pool, w/3 convenient bus
rts avail. $850/mo. 352-222-4235 3-30-16-2

PETS FREE AVAIL NOW OR FALL 3 BED
2 BATH LARGE MASTER WOOD FLOORS
BEHIND OAKS MALL $1050 MONTH 262-
7462 FOR MORE. 4-25-34-2

PETS FREE AVAIL NOW OR FALL WOOD
FLOORS 2 BED 2 BATH TOWNHOME
PRIVATE DECK 2871 SW 38TH PLACE
$850 MONTH 262-7462 FOR MORE 4-25-
34-2

Apartments Available Now
All Florida Areas: All Major US Cities
Browse our listing FREE
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1-877-For-Rent (367-7368) 3-8-1-2


S For Rent
unfurnished

DOWNTOWN CRACKER HOUSE
2BR/1 BA in private cul-de-sac. Lots of trees.
Dogs ok. $525/mo. Avail immed. Laundry incl
316-6667 3-9-5-2

CUTE 2/1 & 1/1 Apts
$600/mo Walk to UF. All new int, wood floors,
tile kitchen & bath. NW 9th St. Chris 871-
7707 avail now. 3-9-4-2

PETS PARADISE
No app or pet fee. 2BR, fireplace, privacy.
fence, W/D hoookup. 4511 SW 71st Terr.
$540/mo. Call 352-331-2099 3-26-10-2

****1BR APT, $550/mo*OOO
Quiet nhood; greenspace, trees, private
patio, near UF, busline, parking, spacious
rooms, adorable kitchen, carpeted fans, no
dogs. 1825 NW 10th St. 376-0080 4-9-20-2

University Area rentals!
Watch our Websitel
www.rentgainesville.com
Union Properties, Inc.
373-7578 4-25-32-2

Hawthorne Reserve off University Ave. New
1, 2, and 3 Bedroom Condos, Completely
Refurbished, Quiet Wooded Setting. Pool,
Clubhouse and Cardio Center. W/D in each
unit, Short Term OK. Close to Mall and Royal
Park. $750-$1200.
Garland Condos off NW 13th Street. End
unit Townhouse w/Alarm System, W/D
hookup and Pool onsite. 2BR 2.5Bath @
$1,000/mo.
Union Properties, Inc. 373-7578 4-25-
32-2

1BR/1BA, no lease. Courtyard, 2 mi to UF,
on bus line, quiet neighborhood, next to
park. Free water, no pets. $440/mo + $440
sec dep. Call 374-7175 3-19-5-2


l 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
3-7-25-3

LARGE 1BR THE POLOS Apr 1 Jul 31. I
will pay $300 fee. Pets ok. Rent $600/mo.
Bus routes 9 & 35. Screened patio. Fitness
center, pool, computer lab, tanning salon &
more. Call Jason 219-1826 3-20-21-3


Avail May-July, 1B//Ba, $665/mo
Very quiet, 2 bus routes, Pool
Close to campus/Butler/l-75
Front porch, Laundry in apt
570 sq ft, 321-946-9955 3-9-17-3


WALK TO CLASS IN MINUTES!
1BR avail in 4BR/2BA house across from the
law library. Rent $365 plus 1/4 utilities. Email
jbrar7@yahoo.com or call 407-461-0355 3-
28-25-3

Sublease 1BR/1BA unfurnished apt @
SUNRISE Apartments.
Available February 26th- July 31st.
$469/MO. On 2 bus routes 9 and 35.
Call Shirl @ 347-385-1793 3-6-10-3

Available NOW through Dec. Secluded
furnished 1BR/1BA in, 3BR/3BA @ Melrose
Apartments. $487/mo. Neg. All utils. incl.
Quiet roommates. Will pay cash to take over
lease.. Female only. Call 813-464-1936 3-
20-15-3


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


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

AVAILABLE NOW TIL AUGUST!
(unfurnished) Large 1BR/1BR in4BR/4BA
apt. Stoneridge Apts on 34th. Rent $361/mo
+ cable and utilities. Call Mike 256-2970 3-
8-10-3


8 1 Subleases


MAY-AUG, TIVOLI
4BR/4BA, $360/each + utilities, nego-
tiable. Great bus, no towing, quiet, spacious,
washer/dryer & balcony. chinooke@ufl.edu,
407-701-7352 3-19-10-3

Sublease May-Aug. 1BR/1BA in 4BR apt.
Lexington. Female only. Close to UF. Several
bus routes $425/mo incl util. & furn. Call
Kristen 813-601-9285 kstonel@ufl.edu 3-
9-10-3

Sublease March- July Boardwalk apt 2 min
from UF 2BR/2BA sunken living room. $839
+ cable & internet. 1st month a~EE! Call
850-509-5077 3-20-10-3

Summer sublease. The Polos. Huge 1 BR/BA
in 2BR/2BA apt. Fum. $520/mo. Everything
incl. 2 bus routes. Call Brianne 772-708-
4431 3-6-5-3

MOVE IN NOW March FREE
1BR/1BA unfurn townhouse Sun Harbor.
Avail Mar 1-Jul 31. $510/mo, $200 deposit
needed. 850-585-5632 amirabal@ufl.edu
3-19-10-3

AVL NOWTHRU SUMMER IN 3/2 HOUSE
Lrg mstr BR w/BA fits 2 $500/mo.
Reg BR $350/mo. Share Utils plus
Wireless/cable. Near bus route by
Univ Ave & SW 34 St. 727-421-2213 3-21-
10-3

Modern 2BR/2BA. Magnolia Manor
May 8 Aug 8. Pets ok. Bus routes 9 and
34. $640/mo. W/D. Renew option. Very new!
Contact June @ angel37@ufl.edu 3-8-5-3

Now til Aug or longer! Fully furnished, w/d
in apt, cable, water, electric, internet all in-
cluded! gym, biggest pool in g-ville (campus
Lodge), computer lab, free tanning, tennis &
b-ball courts.Great roomies.female only.call
352-283-9999 Christine 3-30-16-3

2BR/1BA apt close to UF
20 NW 8th St. apt 2. Avail April 1. $650/mo.
Call 352-262-3977 3-8-5-3

Female sublease 1BR/1BA in 2BR/2BA
Campus Lodge, $510 furnished, WD, and
all util. included. In bus route. Close to UF.
Avail now thru Aug. 07. Call 352-281-3154
3-8-5-3

Quiet 1BR on SW 20th-- Low rent. On the
busline, easy walk/bike to UF Sublease any-
time May-Jul Apt includes security system.
Call Christopher 859-630-9353 3-26-11-3

Avail Now -Aug. Furnished 1BR/1BA in 4BR/
4BA @ Gainesville Place. All utilS incl. Great
deal $150 off rent only asking $350. Call April
305-393-7561 3-19-5-3

BRAND NEW. spacious condo needs female
roommmates 3/3 avail in 4/4 starting 8/1. 2
blocks from UF! $530/mo, all incl. Call Amy
954-536-2052 3-26-10-3

$375/mo 1BR/1BA in 2/2.5 townhouse. Avail
Mar 25-July 31. Rent incl internet, cable,
water, utils! W/D in apt. quiet complex &
roommate, pool, scr porch, personal parking
spot, cats ok. Femal only. Call Amy 359-2189
3-19-5-3

Subleasing unfurnished 1BR/1BA @ Sunrise
Apartments. $370/mo, on bus routes 9 and
35. Available March 5th through July 31st.
Call 305-401-7874 3-9-4-3

Sublease ASAP Female needed Spring-
Summer 3BR/2BA furnished. Free wireless
and cable. Archer & 34th St. $360 all inclu-
sive negotiable. Call Elena 352-328-6954
3-19-5-3


JII Roommates


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


Female roommate for one/two female UF
students. Quiet. Responsible. 60 second
walk to UF. Old house charm with all ameni-
ties. Avail Now. $400 up. 352-538-2181.Lv
message. Private Owner 4-25-72-4








14, ALLIGATOR S TUESDAY, MARCH 6,2007


aIl Roommates


FEMALE ROOMMATES NEEDED
(2) for 4/2.5 new townhouse, 10 min from
UF by car or bus, all included $425 954-557-
4769/baezwpa@bellsouth.net. 3-9-64-4

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 yttek@hotmail.com or
305-332-6566 3-7-22-4

Home to share beautiful 4 BR, 2 BA 10 min
from UF. Den,DR,Kit,W/D. Lg pvt backyard
off NWS4th St. $495/mo (util/wireless incl).
Share w/ PhD student. Robby 386.852.9247
robbyn@ufl.edu or 386.316.0566. 3-6-20-4

Master BR avail in huge home. 2 profs need
mature 3rd. Digital, wireless, W/D, yard serv,
2 bus rts, quiet area. SW G'ville. Avail Mar-
Jul $450 + utils. davem@ufl.edu 3-9-20-4

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

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

Female roommate needed May-May. 1BR/
1BA in large 2BR/2BA in Bellamay Grand.
Gated comm, pool & gym. Must be clean,
responsible, non-smoker, no pets. $460/mo
+1/2 utils. Rachel 954-559-7022 leave msg
3-6-10-4

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 3-9-11-4 '

Quiet roommate: master br in 1000 sq ft
2BR/2BA $335/mo + 1/2 util. On 6th Street.
Full-time UF, pref rale. Move-in Aug must
cosign. Call Charles 407-342-8940 3-9-10-4

ROOM! Huge Home 1.5 Miles to UF
65" HD TV, Pool Table, Nice Yard
Big Room 13'x12' ?Furnished?
NW 16 & 22. Easy access to SFCC
$450/Month 1/4 Util. 561-756-5368 3-9-
10-4

Br & pvt BA available for female roommate
in 12 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@conica
st.net. Unit is furnished except for bedroom.
3-19-10-4

Male roommate wanted. Walk to Shands/UF.
Quiet area. Grad student preferred. 52" TV.
Low utils. $275/mo. Call Brian 352-359-2728
3-6-5-4

Room for rent $475 all utilities included.
Male only. Near 43rd & Newberry. 256-7227
3-6-5-4

$295/mo Available now. UF close. Great stu-
dent roommates. Month-to-month or lease
thru July. 352-371-9509 3-20-10-4

Available now. Quiet private BR/BA in
Southfork Oaks condo near UF. No smoking/
/no pets. $4235/mo + 1/3 utils. $300 deposit.
Lease length negotiable. 284-3961 3-9-7-4

2BRs in wing of new 4/3 house, avail now.
BR have deadbolt locks, monthly maid ser-
vice utils incl $525/BR, cable, wireless, park-
ing and on bus line. Club has hot tub, gym.
Lori 305-867-8399 UFGatorHome@aol.com
3-21-10-4

Seeking female student, pref grad, to share
2BR/1 BA apt in Sun Bay. $275/mo + 1/2 utils.
Call 256-6389 3-7-5-4

Femalr roommate needed for 2BR/2BA
furnished townhouse. Next to pool. Clkose
to Oaks Mall. $400/mo which includes cable,
internet, and utilities up to $100.Call 386-
795-4360 3-22-10-4

Grad or prof to share 2/2 apt at Rocky Pt.
$390/mo + 1/2 util. Non-smokers only. Call
Monty @ 352-256-1949 3-9-5-4

Room for rent Downtown area $350 includes
everything! Rent, high speed internet cable
& electric. No deposit. NEED ASAP!! Call
Natasha 682-4628 3-9-5-4


ol Roommates I


Roommate needed for 3/3 twnhse in gated
comm. Lg BR w/pvt BA & walk-in closet. New
appliances, carpet & paint. All amenities &
utils incl. 24hr gym, pool, Bball, HS internet,
cable wHBO/SHO $550 954-483-4597 3-
23-10-4

Avail now. Huge BR 17' x 11', private BA
upstairs in 2BR/2BA townhouse. Close to
campus. On routes 4, 12, 35. Quiet student/
professional pref. Only $390/mo + half utils.
We'll work a deal for March. 772-214-8179.
3-9-5-4

Roommate needed for 4BR/4BA condo @
University Terrace West. $425/mo w/$125
dep. W/D, wireless internet & cable all incl.
Please call 407-719-1699 3-30-14-4

Need female student in University Commons
4BR condo. Non-smoker, poolside view,
game. room & amenities,. $379/mo. Please
call Haydee Clark @ 352-871-8577.
AvailableAugust. 3-19-5-4


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AND COMPLETE LIST VIA E-MAIL. Visit
www.mattpricerealtor.com or Call Today,
352-281-3551, Matt Price, Campus Realty.
4-25-72-5







Newly renovated 1 & 2 BR units starting
at $99,900 (as-is at $86,900). Steps from
Shands, VA, Dental School, New Cancer
Center & more! Visit mmparrish.com/
servconstructionl5.cfm or Call Coldwell
Banker, MM Parrish, Realtor 352.372.5375.
3-30-37-5







A peaceful, sophisticated lifestyle. 1, 2 & 3
BR luxury townhomes in pool community
with many amenities. Priced from $159,700.
Great upgrades and bonuses available.
Call Coldwell Banker, MM Parrish, Realtor
352.377.4977 or visit MagnoliaPlaceTownd
ominiums.com. 3-30-37-5



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Completely renovated 1, 2 & 3 BR condos
literally across 34th Street from campus.
Visit www.cazabella.com or Call Coldwell
Banker, MM Parrish, Realtor 352.373.3583.
3-30-37-5

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
352-219-2879 4-25-72-5

1BR 3 blocks to UF & Shands. Newly re-
modeled, central A/C, W/D, luxury kitchen,
tile/Pergo, DW, very clean & private, big
BR, ample parking, first floor, on bus route.
$105,000. 352-362-6410 3-9-50-5

Would You Like to Live Near UF?
Stop Renting, BUY NOW!
FREE List of Condos 24/7
www.CondosNearUF.com
Campus Realty 336-3900 3-8-40-5

Woud You Like to Live Near UF?
Stop Renting, BUY NOW!
FREE List of Houses 24/7
www.HomesNearUF.com
Campus Realty 336-3900 3-8-40-5


5l | Real Estate


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



LION5SGATE


NEW 1,2&3BR Condos Starting at $159K
By UF. Gated. Covered, assigned parking
Matt & Tiffany Thomas Realtors
Bosshardt RealtyServices, Inc.
352-494-0194 & 352-316-5556
4-25-66-5.


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

Need to buy or sell you home/condo? Call
Kate Wallis, ERA Trend Realty, 352-359-
1112 or visit www.katewallis.com for more
info. UFAlum... Gooooo Gators! 4-19-60-5

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





THE PALMS
SC o, N 1) 0 M I N 'I 0 N4' 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! 3-30-37-5

BUYERS' MARKET, SAVE THOUSANDS
Buy a new condo near UF
FREE list of luxury condos 24/7
www.NewCondosNearUF.com
Campus Realty 336-3900 3-8-20-5

Newly renovated 2BR/1.5BA end unit condo-
desireable Casablanca East. Newer AC,
W/D, scr porch, Tile dnstairs kitchen, hall &
1/2 BA. Comm pool & bus rt on site. Quiet
convto Shands/UF. $139,900.352-246-5958
3-28-30-5


a* Real Estate Furnishings


UNIQUE RANCH HOME
3/2. Close to UF. 2359 sq ft. Enjoy lounging
by pool in private courtyard w/cabana bath.
Call Francine Milam 352-214-1722. Coldwell
Banker MM Parrish. 3-20-10-5

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
3-30-16-5

. 2BR/2BA Oakbrook Walk Condo. WALK
TO UF/Shands. Laundry rm, W/D incl, night
security. Cathedral ceilings. Balcony over-
looks pool. $173,000. Call 321-217-6991
3-22-10-5

Condo for sale in BRANDYWINE 2BR/2BA.
$115,000. 1226 sq ft for sale by owner.
Excellent condition. New tile & wood floors.
Call 352-562-4091 3-22-10-5

Casablanca East Condo. 2BR/2.5BA
Renovated! Wood floors, granite, new carpet
www.casablancaeastcondo.com 352-262-
7932 3-22-10-5

CASABLANCA EAST 2BR/1.5BA 2 mi to
UF on bus rte. Wood firs, 2004 appliances,
util room incl W/D. Pool, security sys. Avail
mid-May. $135,000. Call 352-804-6169 3-
29-15-5

WHY RENT WHEN YOU CAN OWN 3 BED
2 BATH CONDO WOOD FLOORS LARGER
MASTER WITH WALK IN CLOSETS
BEHIND OAKS MALL OWNER/AGENT
352-262-7462 4-25-34-5

WHY RENT WHEN YOU CAN OWN 2
BED 2 BATH CONDO WOOD FLOORS,
PRIVATE DECK NEWER APPLIANCES
$139,500 OWNER/AGENT 352-262-7462
4-25-34-5

Brand new 1440 sq ft
RESTAURANT SPACE for sale or lease 3
blocks from UF in beautiful Jackson Square
Condominiums. Call Eric Wild at 870-9453
for info 4-25-33-5

Brand new 1020 square ft
OFFICE SPACE for sale or lease 3 blocks
from UF in beautiful Jackson Square
Condominiums. Large private balcony. Call
870-9453 4-25-33-5

3/2 1976 SQ FT concrete block home on
nearly 2 landscaped acres in Jonresville area,
priced below appraised value $265,000. Call
David @ Campus Realty 339-3836 or 336-
3900 3-23-10-5

FABULOUS 3BR/2BA close to UF,
1800 sf on fenced 1/2 acre. Fireplace,
2-car gar. & addl pking all for
only $229,900. Call Marsha Philips,
ERA Trend Realty 352-215-8013 3-9-5-5


PALE A g Furnishings
C I i -.. -'k r,.F Ci D._' I il IIi.1 BED QUEEN $100 ORTHOPEDIC


BRAND NEW CONSTRUCTION
CLOSE TO UF AND HANDS
Starting in the mid $170's
2BR/2.5BA Townhomes
Gated Community on Bus Route
2508 SW 35th Place
OPEN HOUSE Tu-F 2-5, Sat & Sun 1-4
Contact Birdie Murnane, Venture Realty
of North Florida at 352-222-8888 or visit
WWW.ALEXANDRACONDOS.COM
3-23-20-5 1-

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-
21-15-5

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

3BR/2BAANGLEWOOD
3826 SW 6th PI; $273,500; bamboo & car-
pet; LR; DR; FR w/fireplace; cedar screened
porch. Mary Fletcher, Realtor 352-332-3000
3-9-10-5


Extra thick, pillow-top, mattress & box. Name
brand, new, still in plastic. Call 352-372-7490
will deliver. 4-25-72-6

BED FULL SIZE $75 ORTHOPEDIC
Pillow-top mattress & box. New, unused, still
in plastic w/warranty. Can deliver. Call 352-
377-9846 4-25-72-6

MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT $350
Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must
sell. Can deliver. Retail $2300. 352-372-
7490 4-25-72-6

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

CHERRY SLEIGH BED solid with Pillowtop
Mattress & Box. All new still boxed. Cost
$1500, sacrifice $550 352-333-7516

Sofa $175 Brand new in pkg 333-7516
4-25-72-6

BEDROOM SET. 7pc Cherry, Queen/ king
bed, dresser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, chests
avail. Dovetail const. New, in boxes. Can de-
liver. Retail $6500, must sell, sacrifice $1400
(352) 372-7490 4-25-72-6


SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather.
Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail
$2650. Sacrifice $750. Call 352-377-9846
4-25-72-6

DINING ROOM Beautiful cherry set w/table,
6 Chippendale chairs, hutch & buffet. New,
still in boxes. Retail $5200, sacrifice $1100.
Must sell. Can deliver. 352-372-8588 4-25-
72-6

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

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

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

BED- QUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mat-
tress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand
new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver.
$100 352-377-9846.4-25-72-6

Bed- All New King! 3pc Orthopedic pillowtop
mattress set. Brand NEW, still in plastic with
warranty. Can deliver. $170 352-333-7516.
4-25-72-6

BEDROOM SET- $300 BRAND NEW
Still in boxes! 6 pieces include: Headboard,
2 Nightstands, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must
sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 4-25-72-6

FUTON $60 Solid Oak Mission Style. With
plush mattress $140. All brand NEW still in
box. Can deliver. 352-333-7516 4-25-72-6

Pool Table Gorgeous 8" All wood table.
Leather pockets, Italian 1" slate, carved legs.
Brand new still in crate. MUST SELL Retail
$5500. Sell $950. Can deliver 352-377-9846
4-25-72-6

Hot Tub/Spa $1295 Brand New Loaded!
Waterfall, LED lights, cupholders, 110-v
energy efficient with warranty. Free delivery,
MUST SELL 352-372-8588 4-25-72-6

Bed-FULL size pillowtop mattress & box.
SNew, in plastic, warr. Can del. $80 317-4031

Sofa $185 Brand new! Love seat $150 still in
pkg. Can del 352-333-7516
4-25-72-6

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

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


BEDS FUTONS FURNITURE
Quality furniture at reasonable prices.
Morrells Furniture Outlet,
140 NW 6th St. 352-378-3400
Shop ONLINE at www.morrellsfurniture.com
4-25-72-6

Color TV.19" $40 0 Lrg dorm fridge, like new
$50 full size bed $50 large dresser, solid
wood $75 0 queen size bed $60 *AIWA ste-
reo w/cd $60 old magazines -Aero Digest
1945-1953 over 50 $95 0 335-5326 3-7-8-6


TWO TWIN BEDS
with head boards in great condition, each for
$85. Call 352-375-6754 3-9-4-6







TUESDAY, MARCH 6, 2007 E ALLIGATOR, 15


9 1 Computers

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


j A+ o computer Geeki

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

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






1-8-118-7






352.219.2980 .%...
4-25-72-7

**Gatornerd.com**
Laptop/Computer Repair
We will beat any price!
virus, hardware, Icd, dc jack, more...
Free Diagnosis 352-219-2980 *
4-25-72-7

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

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

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

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

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


l Bicycles


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

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


l For Sale


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

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


1w


For Sale


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

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

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

PROLINE POOL TABLE
red felt, leather pockets. Great condition,
pretty, $950. Call Debbie at 352-378-4546
3-8-5-10



m i Motorcycles, Mopeds.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


2006 VERUCCI SCOOTER
1200 mi. 55 mph. 70 mpg. Runs good. Blue
$650. Call 352-262-3662 3-19-8-11


**SHINKO SPORT BIKE TIRES**
190/50/ZR17 $115.95-180/55/ZR17 $112.95
120/70/ZR17 now $82.95 (in stock + more)
Michelin/DunloplBridgestone/Metzeler/Pirelli
www.rpmmotorcycles.com/tires 377-6974
4-25-36-11


HONDA SHADOW CLASSIC '86
V-Twin VT1100 Excellent cond. Runs great,
21K, $3450/OBO. Joel 352-336-0075 3-
8-5-11


* Autos


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

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

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

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

Sunrise Auto Sales
3630 N. Main St.
352-375-9090
No credit check
Bring W-2s and Drive home today. 4-25-
72-12 -

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

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

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


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


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


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

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-
20-12

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

2004 HONDAACCORD EX
2 dr white, 28k miles, Fully Loaded.
$16,500 OBO. Sam 352-870-4793 3-7-7-12


99 HONDAACCORD EX
5 speed, 2 door, 107k miles. Excellent con-
dition. Great Deal $5500. 336-7527 or 222-
7820 3-6-5-12


***RELIABLE COLLEGE CAR***
00' Oldsmobile Intrigue. Clean, Runs Great,
60k miles, White w/Gray Cloth, Must Sell!
$5000 OBO Bryan 631-513-1824 3-9-
5-12


I Wanted


THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY
NEEDS VOLUNTEER DRIVERS
Transport patients to/from treatments
Must have valid driver's license,
safe driving record & attend training session.
Call 352-376-6866 ext 114 for more info.

LOCAL ARTIST NEEDS:
Gold Diamonds Gems Class Rings
ETC Top Cash $$$ or Trade *
OZZIE'S FINE JEWELRY 373-9243. 8-15-
24-13

UF GRAD PAYS MORE
for gold jewelry, scrap gold, Rolex, dia-
monds, guitars, etc. Top $$$. Get my offer
before you sell! Call Jim 376-8090 or 222-
8090 4-25-72-13

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

On going volunteer needed: Blind lady needs
trans Sundays only to Mass @ Queen of
Peace Catholic Church or St. Augustine
Catholic Church. For more info. call 219-6948
I live in the Tower Rd. area 3-23-72-13

ASSISTANCE FOR BLIND LADY living in
the Tower Rd area. Need volunteer compan-
ions for EVENING WALKS and SATURDAY
MORNING TRIPS TO ANGEL GARDENS.
Prefer females. Please call 352-219-6948
3-23-72-13


*2 Help Wanted I

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25-72-14

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$$ STUDENTS GET CASH $$
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Clothing/accessories & furniture
$Cash on the Spot$ SANDY'S No appt
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25-72-14


*2 Help Wanted


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

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

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

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

GREAT PAY FOR THOSE WHO STAY! Park
Place Car Wash is looking for hard workers
for all positions. Cashiers (fullday availability)
& line workers (AM 8:30-1 & PM 12-6 shifts
avail) 15-40hrs-your choice. Great work envi-
ronment. Apply in person. 7404 NW 4th Blvd.
Across from Home Depot. No calls please
3-30-118-14

POLITICAL CALL CENTER
Phone reps needed ASAP for Political
Campaigns. Base hourly rate + bonus.
371-5888 ext. 111 or4112 NW22nd Dr. 4-
25-72-14

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4-25-72-14

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

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

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

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

Attn Smokers! Earn at least $7/hr Smoker,
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.psychufl.edu/-locey/
smokers.mht for more info. 4-25-70-14

CASHII
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
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100% FREE to join. Cllick on Surveys. 4-
25-66-14
400+ Counselor/Instructor Jobs!
3 Coed Summer Camps in PA.
Travel Paid. Top Salary.
Cool Nights & Warm Days!
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4-25-55-14


SSummer Jobs
0 $2100
'*co-Ed Camp
Seven Weeks
Room and Board Included

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

The camp runs
June 4 July 22. Please
Contact Krys Ragland
at 800-523-1673 ext 251
or 352-669-9443 ext 251
4-25-61-14


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

*Dancers Needed*
For adult entertainment company. Make
$1000+/wk. Flex schedule 378-3312 3-30-
35-14

PART TIME CLEANERS
No experience necessary. No weekends.
Flexible daytime hrs. Excellent pay. $10/hr.
Clean vacant apts. Call 378-8252 4-12-
40-14

Teachers Needed
Imagine Learning Center 371-5450. Taking
applications from reliable, creative individu-
als who enjoy working w/infants/preschoolers
3-9-20-14
101 DOWNTOWN
,Hiring al! restaurant/bar positions. 201 SE
2nd Ave. Suite 101. Contact 407-810-0924
or 101downtown@gmail.com 3-20-20-14

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

*****PAID SPOKESMODELS*****
We need you for TV and YouTube.
Email us for your screentest info.
ufstars@bellsouth.net NOW!!!! 3-6-10-14
VIRTUALLY CUBAN, Gainesville's Best
Cuban Restaurant & Internet Caf6 is hiring
Servers, Drivers, & Dishwashing Positions
for lunch & dinner. Experience a plus, but not
required. Spanish speaking a plus but not
required. Please apply in person at:
2409 SW 13th ST M-F 3pm-5pm.
www.virtuallycuban.com 3-23-18-14
Stride Rite children's shoes Oaks Mall
Plaza is looking for a smart, outgoing, child
friendly associate. Fun staff, clean store,
good pay, part & full hours available. No mall
hours! Open Mon-Sat 10-6 Sun 12-4. Come
in or call 331-7463 for e-mail application.
3-7-10-14

$10-$12/HOUR
Mortgate lender has immediate openings for
college students for telephone sales posi-
tions. No exp required. Flexible hours. Apply
in person between 3-6pm, Mon-Fri. 1900 SW
34th St Ste 206. (2nd fir above credit union)
3-7-10-14

SUBWAY OAKS MALL
Happy energetic fast reliable honest people.
No hot greasy fries, no grease traps. Call
305-773-3592 4-10-29-14
Camp Counselors Needed at Camp Wekiva
in Wekiva Springs State Park, AApopka, FL.
A Sleepaway, Environmental Camp Boys
June 16-30 Girls June 30-July 28. Contact
mj.meherg@worldnet.att.net 4-12-30-14


Bright enthusiastic, industrious workers
wanted for toy/gift store. FT/PT. Must be able
to work weekends, breaks and holidays stop
by for an application @ 1510 NW 13th St.
3-22-15-14

**INTERNET ADVERTISING TEAMe
Looking to put together a local Internet
Ad team. Need top notch programmers,
designers & sales. If you know the terms,
CPA, CPL, EPC, PPC, we want to hear
from youl resume@roirocketcorp.com.
3-8-10-14

MAUI TERIYAKI
Now hiring COOK & CASHIER PT & FT.
Apply in person 600 NW 75th St. Benefits
include FREE MEALS 3-30-20-14


WRITERS WANTED
To rewrite articles! Accepting bids. Email
for details. articlewriters@getresponse.com
3-30-20-14

Rapidly-growing telecom co at 1405 NW
13th St. E5 seeks SALES ASSOCIATES.
High energy and will train. Call Danielle after
1pm at 372-2051. EOE 3-30-20-14


LIQUID GINGER
is now hiring for all positions. Please apply at
101 SE 2nd Place Suite #118 3-19-10-14

MARKETING POSITION
for motivated student. $7.50/hr.DOMINO'S
PIZZA. Contact Edward 284-2400 3-6-5-14

Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q in Gainesville
is looking for Assistant Managers! We
offer competitive pay and a smoking' ben-
efit package including 401(k)! Please fax
your resume to 407-475-3393 or email to
bkanupp@sonnysbbq.com for a great op-
portunity! For hourly positions, stop by your
local Sonny's Mon-Fri between 2-4 to apply!
3-6-5-14

TutoringZone

We are now hiring energetic and enthusiastic
individuals for tutor positions in the following
subjects/classes:

ACG 2021, 2071 GMAT (Math & Verbal)
CGS 2531 GRE (Math & Verbal)
CHM 1025, 2045, 2046 LSAT
FIN 3403 PHY 2048, 2049, 2053, 2054

Candidates will participate in a thorough
training program that will cover subject mat-
ter as well as presentation skills.

This job is unique, rewarding, extremely
demanding, but most of all a lot of fun. We
have an interesting company culture to say
the least. If you are loud, funny and enjoy
helping people learn then you might fit in. In
the process you will gain some great experi-
ence and make pretty good money, too. We
will discuss pay details and other job infor-
mation at your interview...

We hire individuals...we don't necessarily
care about your credentials or letters after
your name. So if you are smart and willing to
work hard then we will give you a chance.

Interested applicants should e-mail a resume
to Jobs@TutoringZone.com. Don't have a
resume? Well, tell us what class(es)-you
would like to tutor and why we should con-
sider you. 3-6-5-14

AU-PAIR wanted!
German family with 3 kids (8,5,3) + 1
dog seeks a female, non-smoking Au-
Pair for 12 months beginning Aug 07 in
Hamburg, GERMANY. Work experience
with children required! Please e-mail:
carsten.Koch@edeka.de 3-20-10-14

SPRING BROKE?
1-3 week work program, $14 base/appt, PT/
FT, cust sales/svc, flex scheds, scholarships
poss, no exp needed. Call now 372-6697
3-9-8-14

PT WORK
Great pay, flex scheds, sales/svc, will train,
conditions apply, all ages 17+ CALL NOW
372-5345 3-30-18-14


WAITPERSON FT & PT
Apply in person after 3pm. Sawamura
Japanese Steak House. 1624 SW 13th St.
3-6-5-14

High-energy, outgoing, experienced Real
Estate Agent for fast-paced condominium
Sales Office in the Gainesville area. Please
fax resume to Lifestyles Realtors, Human
Resources 904-273-7312 3-7-5-14

TEACHERS NEEDED
1PT & 1FT positions Mon thru Fri 2:30 to 6:
30pm. 1FT position infant room, Mon thru
Fri 9am to 6pm. Great pay w/benefits. Apply
1049 Museum Rd. KINDERCARE 336-1700
3-9-7-14

Now hiring
DISHWASHER & KITCHEN PREP
at Bento Cafe on Archer. Part Time. Call 407-
257-1175 3-7-5-14

**Environmental Field Tech.e
Part time field crew member for assisting
geological testing. Environmental or geol-
ogy background preferred. Must be available
from 8-5. Fax resume to 371-4410 or emailfo
geohazards@bellsouth.net 3-7-5-14

TCBY in Tioga Town Center
hiring friendly people. Apply at Newberry
Crossing 3-21-10-14

DRIVER OPPORTUNITY
Gatorfood.com
Potential earnings $14-$20/hrl Make your.
own schedule. Fun environment, great op-
portunity. For info contact Jason 379-3663
3-30-17-14

Escape to the Shenandoah Mountains of
West Virginia. Timber Ridge Camp, Co-ed;
overnight, seeking energetic staff to work
with children for the summer. Top salary,
travel allowance. A representative will be
on campus for interviews March 22nd. Call
for appt. 800-258-2267. www.trcanips.com.
Email: Trcamps@aol.com. 3-22-10-14

Have You Recently Quit Smoking?
If so, you may be eligible to participate
in a research study to determine how
nicotine affects the feeling of your breathing
when your breathing is obstructed.
To participate you must:
-Be healthy and between 18-25 years of old
-Have quit smoking in the last 1-3 months
*If eligible you may receive
-Pulmonary function tests
(to measure your breathing)
-Electroencephalogram
(test that measures brainwaves)
Pregnancy test (if female)
*Up to $100 for compensation of time
and travel expenses
For more information,
please call 392-4700 ext 3840
3-22-10-14

Loving, reliable, experienced, PT nanny for 2
active boys ages 3 and 1. About 15 hours/wk
now (flexible, but prefer afternoons), up to
25 hours per week, long-term. Must be a
nonsmoker, be infant/child CPR-certified (or
willing to get training), and have own car.
References required. Pay rate: $10-$12/hr.
Call 262-3056.-3-8-5-14

CASHIER PT
Approximately 25hrs/wk. $7/hr. Call Shannon
284-2959. ADA'S CLOTHES REPAIR 4-25-
34-14


Ladies Be Your Own Boss!!!
Moms Helping Moms Earn Residual
Income!!! Set Your Own Hours and Days.
Need extra.: cash? We can help. Please
visit our website. www.athomeiam.com 3-
30-16-14

AutoCad PT person Mon Fri Daily 30-50
hrs/wk. $9/hr. Must be dependable & good
knowledge of basic AutoCad. 1 mi from
campus. Email wells@ridgwaytruss.com
3-22-10-14


SUMMER JOB

YMCA Camp McConnell, just outside
Gainesville, is looking for a few good male
and female counselors to work with boys
and girls 7-15 years old. Great experience
at one of the leading overnight camps in the
south. Must live onsite and pass FDLE and
child abuse background checks. Camp starts
end of May and ends Aug. 11. Check us out
at www.ymcasummercamp.com or call 466-
3587 3-22-10-14

General Maintenance
Looking Glass Apartments
Full experiencenc) & Part-Time
Call 376-1111 -111 NW 16th St.
3-8-5-14

YARD MAINTENANCE
Basic gardening, mowing, lawn maintenance.
Occasional car detailing. Please send re-
sume to hr@gleim.com or apply at 4201 NW
95th Blvd. 3-22-10-14

PT VET TECH
Call 318-1247 Tri-County Pet & Bird Hospital
3-22-10-14

Worldclass pro rock/blues guitar player, new
to G'ville seeks vocals, bass, drums for live
show, recording, possible tour. Keys/Sax
considered. Call James or Debbie at 352-
378-8782 3-8-5-14

-SUMMER JOBS
City of Gainesville Parks/Rec
Dept. is now hiring for seasonal
recreation and aquatics positions
Competitive pay in great work
environment! Apply online today
at www.cityofgainesville.jobs
(352) 334-5077
7-31-55-14


ASSISTANT TEACHER PT
for downtown pre-school. Experience pre-
ferred. Call 376-1818 3-8-5-14

WINDOW TINTER
3 years exp. Call 352-376-4649 3-30-16-14

Help wanted for the serious hardworking and
trustworthy. General labor, or construction
labor, carpentry, chainsaw work, & heavy lift-
ing starting at $7-8/hr negotiable 376-6183.
3-6-3-14

SUMMER JOBS: Recreation Camp
Counselors/Supervisors for summer
recreation program 6/11/07-8/03/07 for
children ages 5-15. WSI/Lifeguard and
Maintenance Aides (5/07-9/07). Exp.
desirable. City of Plantation (west of Ft.
Lauderdale) 400 NW 73 Ave, Plantation,
FL 33317 Attn: Human Resources or email:
jtanghow@plantation.org 3-9-5-14

SEEKING PART-TIME EDITOR
advanced grammar skills, editorial experi-
ence a plus. Rate is $8 per hour. Please send
resume to alexakos@gue.com 3-9-5-14

Entrepreneurial independent salesper-
son to sell the Redneck'World magazine.
See www.redneckworld.com email
redneckw@comcast.net phone 904-724-
7876 3-9-5-14

Volunteer for Money
Participants needed for one-hour focus
group. Must be 18 years or older and a
freshman at UF. Have consumed 5+ drinks
in one sitting in past 2 weeks. Completely
CONFIDENTIAL. Will receive $20 UF
Bookstore gift card and free pizza. Email
gatorwell@ufl.edu with subject line Focus
Group Volunteer. 3-8-4-14


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SECRETARIAL ASSISTANT
$10/hr. Fast typist, interest savvy, reliable.
378-4684 3-9-5-14

PROPERTY MAINTENANCE
Yard work, painting, light carpentry etc. $10-
$12/hr. 378-4684 3-9-5-14

Opening for outside sales, available now.
Great training provided, great pay, and flex-
ible hours. For information call 352-283-8105
or email @ alecmartin@yourcollegetown.co
m 3-26-10-14

PIZZA HUT
Now hiring. Drivers. Part time & full time.
5004 NW 34th St. 373-7733. Apply in per-
son. 4-25-32-14

SHIFT MGMT
$7.25 $9.25. You are in charge. You make
the call. Food service or retail exp a must.
Fax resume 384-9911 or apply in person @
any Pizza Hut. 4-25-32-14

LOTS OF NANNIES NEEDED
am's to 12/1; 12pm to ?;
2pm to 6; nights w/newbie;
Resume, pix, schedule to: NOAH'S ARK
NANNY gnv@nanoneone.com 4-2-15-14

02B Kids Hiring Blitz!
Preschool teachers, VPK teachers w/ CDA,
Bus Driver, Party leader. Great child care
benefits, opportunities for growth. Apply at
any location by March 12! Or call 332-5500
for info. 3-9-4-14



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IMPORT AUTO REPAIR.BMW, Mercedes,
Porsche, Volvo, VW, Honda, Toyota, Nissan,
Mazda. Quality craftsmanship,. reasonable
prices, near UF, AAA approved 378-7830
www.carrsmith.com 4-25-72-15

HYPNOTIST-Stop smoking. Improve mem-
ory & concentration. Eliminate bad habits.
Past life regression. Learn self-hypnosis.
Low Student Rates. Leonard Umans AAPH,
NGH certified 379-1079. 4-25-72-15

EVERGLADE EQUESTRIAN CENTER
The countryclub for horses & owners.
Customer lounge w/full kitchen & bath. 250'
x 160' riding ring, round pen & jump pad-
dock. Lessons. 30 acres, 40 matted stalls, 19
separate paddocks. 24-hr security, 352-591-
3175 everglade-eqestrian.com 4-25-72-15

Want to be a CNA? Don't want to wait?
Express Training Services can get you certi-
fied under 3 wks! Hands-on exp, no videos.
Day/eve/wkend avail. Next class 3/12/07.
Class sizes limited. 338-1193 for details.
4-25-72-15

PERSONAL TRAINING 300
Personal and Group Training
Flexible Scheduling Exclusive Facility
Call for a free workout
339-2199
4-25-72-15

TLC HORSEBOARD
All facilities & amenities: quality instruc-
tion. 15 min from UF. Jan at 376-7762.
Greathouse Equestrian Center. 4-25-72-15


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salaried managers at both Gainesville locations.

Management Benefits Include:
Health Benefits
401(k)
Paid Vacation
Bonus & Profit Sharing
Flexible Hours

To apply, fax or email resumes to 706.559.6931
or rsagadraca@zaxbys.com


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IMMIGRATION LAW
Marriage Visas Employment Visas -
Naturalization. Richard Ruth, Esq.
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* AWARDS & PERSONALIZED GIFTS *
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SignMasters 335-7000
5-31-44-15

MATH & PHYSICS TUTOR
First hour FREE. 10 years of experience.
Bilingual. Call Francisco at 352-494-8582
3-6-20-15

TutorGator.com
Search tutors for all UF and Santa Fe cours-
es! Exam reviews, problem solving sessions,
get the help you need! 3-9-20-15
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Writer/Editor
Experienced writer and editor. Published.
Class assignments, dissertations, depart-
mental reports, speech writing. 352-336-
0116 or 352-215-9123 3-22-10-15
Worldclass, pro rock/blues guitar player, new
to G'ville' available for private guitar lessons.
Any age/any level. Free 1/2 hour evaluation.
Call James or Debbie at 352-378-8782 3-
8-5-15
LUNCH WITH MARIE
Enjoy the Finest Haitian Cuisine
1542 NE 23rd Ave -inside Exxon gas station
Mon thru Sat 7am-7pm 352-256-6592
3-9-5-15

* 1 Health Services

ANONYMOUS
HIV ANTIBODY TESTING
Alachua County Health Dept. Call
334-7960 for app't (optional $20 fee)

All Women's Health Center
ABORTION
Free Pregnancy Test
RU-486 Available
378-9191
www.abortiongainesville.com
4-25-72-16


GMG TRANSPORT
23 Yrs. as the Official So. Fl. Bus
Depart: Th & Fr 2:00 & 4:30PM/reverse
$45 r/t Mia-FtL/Pomp-WPB-FtP.
336-7026 www.GMGTRANS.com
4-25-72-23
JACKSONVILLE INT'L AIRPORT
and Beaches 5 daily trips.
$40 ONE WAY or $65 ROUND TRIP
RUNWAYS. Travel Better.
www.rnwy.com 800-578-6929 4-25-72-23

SIGNATURE SHUTTLE
UF Jacksonville /Airport
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$32.00 Each Way No Hidden Costs
352-219-8778
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Furry, feathery, scaly...no, not your
roommate...pets. Find or advertise your pets
or pet products here in the Pets section of
the Alligator.

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compassionate adoption advice. Expenses
paid if needed. Choose life! www.america
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ONLINE COUNSELING
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4-25-72-16
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Well Woman Care & Birth Control
Bread & Roses Women's Health Center
www.breadroses.com 352-372-1664
4-25-69-16

2 Personals

ANONYMOUS
HIV ANTIBODY TESTING
Alachua County Health Dept. Call
334-7960 for app't (optional $20 fee)
FLASHBACKS PAYS CASH FOR CLOTHES.
We buy 10-5, M-Sat. Open to shop til 6. WE
ALSO BUY HOUSEHOLD ITEM. 211 W Univ
Ave 375-3752. 4-25-72-18

*Family Chiropractic*
Since 1977. Two blocks from U.F.
373-7070
4-25-72-18
SAVE ON RAYBAN/SUNGLASSES

University Opticians
300 SW 4th Ave. 378-4480
4-25-72-18
VOTE Richard Selwach for City Commission,
District 4 on March 6th! Pol. adv. paid for &
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Former assistant

leads VCU to NCAAs

HOOPS, from page 20


ment. I really don't care what seed we get. I'm just
trying to win a national title."

GREAT GRANT: Former UF associate head coach
Anthony Grant, who left the Gators after last
season to accept the head coaching position at
Virginia Commonwealth, knocked out Cinderella
on Monday night.
"Hopefully we can get them (VCU) in
the Sweet 16. We don't want to knock
them out in the first round."
Chris Richard
UF senior

Grant defeated last year's tournament under-
dog, George Mason, 65-59 in the Colonial Athletic
Association Championship, earning a bid to the
NCAA Tournament. The Gators ended George
Mason's run in the Final Four last season.
"I'm thrilled to death for him," said Donovan,
who worked with Grant for 12 years. "I think he's
a great guy and a really good coach. For me, it was
a lot of fun because I got a chance to start with him
when we were both 28 years old. ... To see them
do what they're doing right now is really remark-
able."
VCU was picked to finish sixth in a Colonial
Athletic Association preseason poll, but Grant has
led the Rams to a 26-6 record, tying the school mark
for most wins in a season. Although VCU's chance
of a tournamentmatchup against UF is unlikely, the
Gators wouldn't mind seeing their old coach.
"Hopefully we can get them in the Sweet 16. We
don't want to knock them out in the first round,"
senior Chris Richard said with a smile.


uase) Lawson, allgator
Former UF assistant coach Anthony Grant shouts out a play during the
Gators' 77-67 road win against Miami on Dec. 22, 2005.


GONZO, from page 20

Problem is, those are two lofty goals.
Expectations are high, too high, for Noah.
How do you follow a Final Four MVP?
The only way is to do it again, and odds
are that won't happen. Noah could have been
the No. 1 pick in the NBA Draft, but he chose
to return.
College basketball is better for it and, de-
pending on how you look at it, so is Noah.
His skills are better, no doubt. And he will
enter the NBA a better player and person, but
also one with a few less dollars in his pocket.
Why?
Because the bar the one set last year
has been placed too high. There's no way
Noah can match his feat this postseason.
"I said at the beginning of the season that
Joakim Noah will never live up to expecta-
tions," UF coach Billy Donovan said. "He
can't meet that standard."
People have seen the past few weeks how
much Noah controls the Gators' fate.
His lackluster performances have led
to three losses. But when he plays with the
passion and intensity we have grown accus-
tomed to, UF reels off wins.
All of UF's starters can have an off night,
and the Gators can still win. The same does
not hold true for Noah.
The chest pounding, the trash talking and,
more importantly, the statistics have to be
there for him each game.
This is the life of Noah: Everyone depends
on you. One minute they love you, the next
they criticize you.
That's what it is to be the big man on cam-
pus, to be Joakim Noah.
Life must be great. It must be tough as
hell, too.


Thursday, March 8
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[E4] Kentucky
[E6] South Carolina


Game 2 3:15 PM (Lincoln Financial)
[W3] Arkansas


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Chapman chooses UF over majors


By MIKE MCCALL
Alligator Writer

Draft dodging isn't always a
bad thing.
Several of the UF baseball
team's key contributors turned
down the MLB Draft prior
to this season and will lead
the Gators when they host
Jacksonville tonight.
UF freshman Kevin
Chapman tonight's starting
pitcher was faced with a
choice after being drafted by
the Detroit Tigers in the 42nd
round in June.


"I got hurt in my senior
year, so I didn't get drafted as
highly as I would have liked '
to," Chapman said. "Coming
(to UF) was an awesome op-
portunity, so I decided to come
here and get better."
Chapman's decision has
worked out for the Gators (9-6),
as he has settled into a role as
the team's fourth starter.
"We're very pleased with
Kevin's development," UF
coach Pat McMahon said. "He
continues to get better for us,
but he knows that he still has a
long way to go to get better."


In three starts, Chapman
is 1-1 with a 5.23 ERA but has
improved steadily
"So far it has been a good
learning experience; every time
I've been out there I've learned
something new," Chapman
said. "I just
like to keep on
improving and
get better every
Baseball time.
"What I real-
ly need to work on is throwing
my off-speed stuff for strikes
consistently and getting ahead
of hitters with that."


Tim casey/ Alligator stan
UF freshman Kevin Chapman throws to first base during the second inning of the Gators'
10-5 win against South Florida on Feb. 27 at Red,McEwen Field in Tampa.


Chapman's decision to at-
tend UF was made easier when
his cousin and high school
teammate freshman center
fielder Matt den Dekker also
chose the Gators.
"It has been awesome,
we've been playing together
our whole lives," Chapman
said. "It's just unreal. You don't
ever expect going to college
with someone you've played
with your whole life and then
you both perform well."
Den Dekker is hitting .250
with 10 runs and 10 RBI and
homered in the Gators' last two
games.
But UF is still hampered
by injuries. Redshirt freshman
third baseman Clayton Pisani
(knee) and sophomore catcher
Cody Neer (ankle) are ques-
tionable.
Senior Austin Pride would
be the likely replacement .at
third, while freshman Hampton
Tignor would fill in behind the
plate.
Senior first baseman Matt
LaPorta is still slowed by an an-
kle injury he sustained on Feb.
23 but will at least contribute in
the designated hitter role.
LaPorta is 4 for 9 in the last
four games, including a game-
tying double in the ninth inning
of last week's 10-5 win against
South Florida.
"I don't think Matt is 100
percent yet, but he's a tough
guy and he's battling through
it," McMahon said. "That's a
good sign for us."
Tonight's game against the
Dolphins begins at 6:30 and
provides one of the final tune-
ups for UF before they open
Southeastern Conference play
against Mississippi State on
March 16.
"If we can continue to put
complete games together in
terms of offense, defense and
pitching, we can compete with
anyone," Chapman said.


Golfers improve in second round at Orlando


* THE GATORS STAND IN SIXTH AF-
TER THE FIRST DAY.

By DANNY KLEIN
Alligator Writer

After 36 holes at the UCF Challenge,
the No. 17 Gators didn't shine but showed
what balance could get you.
The UF women's golf team was separat-
ed by only two strokes from top to bottom,
including three identical scores.
Behind the team's consistent play, the
Gators carded a 614 (38 over par) on the
day.
The team sits in sixth place, 41 strokes
behind two-time defending NCAA cham-
pion No: 3 Duke.
After a slow start, the Gators picked it
up in the second round, improving by 12
shots.


"No one played well in the first round,"
UF coach Jill Briles-Hinton said. "But we
came back and countered with a 301 this
afternoon.
"They knew they had
to come back and play
better, and we're go-
ing to take that positive
momentum and carry
it over into tomorrow's
final round."
Sophomore Mallory
Blackwelder Blackwelder made a big
stride in her recovery from injury, lead-
ing the way with a 153 (9 over), good for
a 24th-place tie, 18 strokes behind the
leader.
"Mallory began the day rather well,"
Briles-Hinton said. "But it seems like she
got tired during the second round. She's
been working really hard to get healthy


and strong, but it takes time to fully re-
cover from an injury, and she's learning
that the process can be a bit slower than
one might want."
Junior Whitney Myers followed a rough
first round of 81 (9 over) with a 73 (1 over),
leaving her tied for 30th.
Junior Tiffany Chudy and sophomore
Ornella Jouven were one stroke behind
Myers, each carding a 155 (11 over) and
finishing in a tie for 32nd.
Junior Sandra Gal, after earning
Southeastern Conference Player of the
Week honors, finished at 11 over as well.
Heading into the final round, the Gators
will have to make up some significant
ground.
Finishing ahead of LSU, which is two
strokes ahead, would give UF its second
top-five finish of the spring after failing to
meet the mark once in the fall.


SANTA FE BASEBALL

Saints bank


on DBCC's


mistakes

By EVAN DREXLER
Alligator Writer

In the sixth inning, the Santa Fe hitters
barely had to move the bat from their
shoulders.
Pitches would whiz past them, they
would not swing, and the calls would
usually be the same.
Ball. Ball. Ball. Ball.
By virtue of three straight walks, a hit
by pitch and a timely single, SFCC saw
five batters cross the plate in the sixth
to give the team a 7-4 victory against
Daytona Beach Community College on
Monday afternoon.
In the top half of the inning, Daytona
Beach plated two runs off pitcher Michael
Kelly.
But the Saints (15-6, 1-1 Mid-Florida
Conference) started the bottom half with
back-to-back singles by shortstop Bobby
Munoz and catcher Jared Stephenson.
Then the walks began.
Right fielder Anthony Randich, des-
ignated hitter Todd Waller and first base-
man Jonathan Duncan received passes to
first base.
Johnny Kirkland stepped up and got
hit by a pitch. Four straight base runners
allowed SFCC two more runs.
Then, after working a full count, center
fielder Eugene Garnett singled up the
middle, scoring Duncan and Waller.
"The whole game I was struggling,"
Garnett said. "Coach (Johnny Wiggs) was
telling us, 'You can't let your first couple
at-bats ruin your game.
"I just run. It's a God-givet tal-
ent right there"
Eugene Garnett
SFCC center fielder

"I didn't like the umpire's zone today
at all."
Gamett also leads the team in stolen
bases with 11 in 13 attempts.
"I just run," he said. "It's a God-given
talent right there."
Kelly (4-0, 1.72 ERA) picked up the
win, allowing four runs on six hits and
striking out seven.
Though he walked three of the first
seven batters he faced, he struck out the
next three in a row. His ERA is the lowest
of any SFCC starter.
Rene Guerra dosed the game, throw-
ing the final out of the eighth inning and
pitching all of the ninth, earning his sixth
save of the season.
"Our bullpen had some big innings,"
Wiggs said. "Chad gave us some big outs.
Rene's our guy (when we have) the lead.
"He can go some more innings if you
need to. He really wanted (to be) in the
game."
In the seventh inning, SFCC added its
final run.
Left fielder Kyle Cushenbery reached
second base on an error by the third base-
man, and then Waller grounded to second
base.
The throw to first was not in time, and
Waller managed to make it home while
the second baseman was attempting to
get Cushenbery out.
"They helped us a lot," Wiggs said of
Daytona Beach's miscues. "We firn~y got
some good swings after the sixth inning."


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Seeding not critical to No. 6 UF


* SECS WILL DETERMINE THE
GATOaS' NCAA PLACEMENT.

By JENNA MARINA
Alligator Staff Writer
jmarina@alligator.org

As the countdown toward Selection Sunday
continues and the speculation of UF's where-
abouts escalates, Gators coach Billy Donovan
could care less about a No. 1 seed.
In fact, he doesn't even talk about basketball
when asked questions on the subject.
"I'm not a big golfer," Donovan said. "I hit a
golf shot one time, and I was in the woods and
the guy said to me, 'You know, that's not where
you want to be.' I went over to my ball and I
said, 'You know what? That's exactly where I
want to be.' He said, 'Why do you say that?' I
said, 'Because that's where I'm at.'
"My point is, we'll be where we're at.
(Seedings are) up to the selection committee.
Where we're seeded, where we go, we have
to go play basketball. Regardless of what takes
place, where we are at is where we deserve to
be at."
The Gators could easily earn a No. 1 seed
with a third straight Southeastern Conference
Tournament title. With a loss this weekend,
they could drop to a two seed.
Because the NCAA selection committee
protects the highest-seeded teams, UF would
most likely end up in New Orleans for the
first round. Regional possibilities include San
Antonio and East Rutherford, N.J.
The Gators, who fell one spot to No. 6 in the
Associated Press poll, have to head to Atlanta,
the Final Four site, for the SEC Tournament.
Junior forward Al Horford said the team
always anticipates the brackets' unveiling.
"It's really exciting once you find out where
you're going," Horford said. "You can't wait to
get there."
Forward Corey Brewer said UF's seed--
ing has no bearing on how much success the
Gators will achieve during the Madness.
"You're either going to play your best bas-
ketball or you're not," he said. "Last year we
were a No. 3 seed and did well in the touma-
SEE HOOPS, PAGE 18


Tim Casey / Alligator Staff
UF junior forward Corey Brewer scores on a breakaway during
the Gators' 85-72 win against Kentucky on Sunday.


Popular Noah can't


possibly live up to


high expectations
Joakim Noah leads two lives.
There's the one most people see: The Noah that is
the poster boy of the defending national champion
Gators.
He struts around campus with a hop in his step,
happily signs autographs for students and fans, most of
whom adore the 6-foot-11 forward.
He pounds his chest during games, and he delivers
victories and sound bytes that aren't soon forgotten.
Everybody worships him.

Noah's father, Yannick, after
Sunday's win against Kentucky.
"So many girls and so many
people. They depend on him."
But then there is the other
Anonio side of Noah: The one people
Gonzalez too often forget about the hu-
Going, Going, Gonzo man side.
agonzalez@alligator.org Noah is just a 22-year-old
student. He has a family. He has
a girlfriend. In every way but basketball, Noah is just a
regular person.
But this Noah has worlds of pressure on him. With
success comes stardom and responsibility. With a bad
game comes scrutiny and endless stress. The weight of
the Gator Nation is always on him.
This life of Noah is a double-edged sword.
"It can be overwhelming," Yannick said.
Noah rose to fame faster than most. He has seen the
good and the bad the past few weeks; he's struggled and
thrived.
"I feel like you can't get too high," Noah said, "and
you can't get too low."
As Noah has gone this season, so too have the Gators.
And that trend won't change this postseason in the
Southeastern Conference and NCAA Tournaments.
Noah is expected to guide the Gators to a third-
straight SEC Tournament title. And he's supposed to, at
the very least, lead UF back to the Final Four.
SEE GONZO, PAGE 18


UF TRACK AND FIELD

Ten Gators athletes invited to NCAA Championships


By DAVID CHAUNCEY
Alligator Writer

Ten UF athletes realized dreams Monday night as the field of
NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships was released.
There was no hoopla.
There was no selection television show. All the NCAA did
was send out a press release on its Web, site detailing who
would be participating in the upcoming meet, but the emotions
were the same for those involved.


The UF women's team received word late in the night that
sophomore Shawneise Williams in the weight throw, freshman
Mariam Kevkhishvili in the shot put,
junior Natalie Moser in the pole vault
and senior Nadine Palmer in the 200
meters have secured spots in the NCAA
Track & Field Championships.
Kevkhishvili was on the bubble but
improved her score during the weekend and just made it into
the field.
For the men, runners Jeremy Hall, Willie Perry and Calvin


Smith and field athletes senior Mike Morrison, freshman Mike
Morrison and Wes Stockbarger made the list.
"We have a small but very high quality group going this
weekend," UF men's track and field coach Mike Holloway
said. "These guys are all quality and I know they will all go out
and compete hard."
After winning three Southeastern Conference individual
titles and placing third in the SEC, many Gators have their eyes
on a larger prize.
"I would really love to win a team title," said Hall, a 100-
meter sprinter.


MMid-Continent Championship:
Oakland vs. Oral Roberts
ESPN, 7 p.m.
UHorizon Championship: No. 19
Butleirvs. Wright State, ESPN, 9 p.m.


*1984: The UF gymnastics team takes fifth
at the NCAA Championships. UFwas led by
Maria Anz, who took the first-ever individual
national title in UF history on floor exercise.
Elfi Schlegel also took All-America honors.


EUF gymnast Melanie Sinclair: For
the second time this season, she
earned a 10 on uneven bars against
NC State. It's the first time in UF his-
tory that anybody has done the feat.


SUF diver Jonathan Wilcox: Despite
lofty expectations, Wilcox came up
short for a bid to NCAAs. At the Zone
B Championships last weekend, his
highest finish was seventh.