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VOLUME 100 ISSUE 114 VV IIInuIll. IUu U;.IU. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7, 2007
ONE MORE FOR MAYOR
by a landslide
By DREW HARWELL
and DANIELLE TORRENT
Alligator Staff Writers
Mayor Pegeen Hanrahan and City
Commissioner Craig Lowe will keep their
seats in Gainesville's City Hall for one more
term, voters decided Tuesday.
Incumbent Mayor Hanrahan, 40, won
with about 73 percent of the vote over her
opponent, 50-year-old landlord Wesley
In the commission race, about 79 per-
cent of voters chose to re-elect incumbent
Commissioner Lowe, 49.
His opponents, home-
less advocate Francis
"Pat" Fitzpatrick, 57,
and pawnbroker Richard
Selwach, 44, each re-
ceived about 10 percent
of the vote.
Lowe Roughly 11 percent of
Gainesville's voters, or
about 7,400 people, cast their ballots.
Hanrahan, visibly pregnant and ac-
companied by her husband, Tony Malone,
and 1-year-old. daughter, Evyleen, was
greeted with applause as she entered the
Supervisor of Elections Office at 111 SE
First Ave. about 20 minutes after the polls
closed at 7 p.m.
When Hanrahan saw that the incom-
ing votes leaned heavily in her favor, she
caused the crowd in the elections hall to
laugh when she said, nonchalantly, "Oh,
Nicole Satker/ Alligator Start
Gainesville Mayor Pegeen Hanrahan reacts to her re-election to her position as city mayor Tuesday evening at the Supervisor of
Elections building downtown. Hanrahan was awarded more than 70 percent of the votes.
that's not bad."
Hanrahan admitted that because of her
pregnancy, she did not campaign as much
as she had in previous years.
"I would have looked pretty pathetic out
there," she said.
As she held her belly and watched her
daughter toddle about the elections hall
around the legs of reporters and support-
ers, she said her upcoming years in office
will be spent developing downtown, re-
developing East Gainesville and "making
Gainesville an even greater place to live."
SEE ELECTION, PAGE 5
Duplicate keys leave gym lockers vulnerable to theft
* NO THEFTS HAVE BEEN
REPORTED AS A RESULT.
By JESSICA PONN
Amid the sweaty cacophony
of dumbbells, pick-up games and
treadmills, UF students are falling
victim to a false sense of security.
Until recently, gym-goers' valu-
able items may not have been secure
On Feb. 26, a student reported
that he accidentally opened multiple
lockers with one key he had checked
out. The next day, a different student
reported the same problem, this
time with a different key.
Gym employees said they don't
know how long the keys were cir-
culating or whether anything was
stolen as a result.
Craig Decker, a graduate as-
sistant who works at Southwest
Recreation Center, said he threw
away the duplicate keys and plans
to check all keys to make sure the
problem does not happen again.
Gym employees are again en-
couraging people to
On take advantage of the
Campus lockers to safeguard
On average, about three thefts
per month are reported from cam-
pus gyms to the University Police
Department, said UPD spokesman
Capt. Jeff Holcomb.
Among the most frequently
stolen items are wallets, cell phones
and Gator 1 Cards.
Even though lockers are avail-
able at Southwest Rec., the Student
Recreation and Fitness Center and
the Florida Gym, many students
choose to leave their valuables on
the floor or in unsecured cubbies.
Holcomb said if students simply
took advantage of lockers, thefts
would decline significantly.
"I think it's a failure on the part of
users not to use the lockers," he said.
"Unfortunately, at some point your
luck runs out."
For UF senior Henry Perlstein,
that point was 10. days ago. His
cell phone was stolen while he was
playing basketball at the Southwest
Like many other recreational
basketball players, Perlstein said he
SEE LOCKERS, PAGE 4
* The key to the UF
may lie underneath
the basket. The
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Candidates and their .
supporters gathered around .*
Gainesville on Tuesday evening
to await local election results.
For a photo gallery and
audio recordings of candidates'
and crowds' reactions, visit
2, ALLIGATOR S WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7,2007
Phillips Center for the
Performing Arts, 7:30 p.m.
UF Performing Arts presents
a performance by blues artist
Aquatic Animal Health
Florida Museum of Natural
History, 6 p.m.
The Aquatic Animal Health
Program presents "My
Wild Life as a Veterinarian"
with Dr. Leslie Dierauf.
Refreshments from Roly Poly
will be available. Free and
open to the public.
Orange & Brew, 7 p.m.
The Filipino Student
Association hosts an open fo-
rum where people can share
poetry, songs and insights.
CLAS offers more courses
While some UF students
head to the beaches or to their
hometowns for the Summer,
one UF college is hoping to keep
students in the classroom.
UF's course schedule for the
Summer semester was released
Tuesday, arid the College. of
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Liberal Arts is offering not
only more classes than it did
last Summer, but also a wider
variety, a CLAS official said.
CLAS Associate Dean
of Student Affairs Albert
Matheny said the college is
offering more courses in part
to cater to what students want
to take. In the past, the college
determined which classes
would be taught by the avail-
ability of instructors, he said.
But for this Summer, CLAS
officials put together a list of
courses they wanted to offer
and plan to find instructors to
teach those courses.
Matheny added that the
college was able to create a
"much more creative" and
challenging Summer course
listing. The college posted a
preview of the courses on its
Web site a few weeks ago so
students would have time
to make plans to stay the
Michelle Guck, a UF ge-
ography student, said she
plans to take a Foundations
of Geographic Information
Systems course, which, ac-
cording to the UF Registrar's
Web site, was not offered last
However, some students
aren't able to enroll in classes
over the summer because they
have to focus on jobs. English
major Robert Gartner said that
he needs to spend his Summer
working and making money
and that he won't be able to
A study about the effects of
donating blood was conducted
by researchers at the White
River Junction (Vt.) Veterans
Affairs Medical Center and
Dartmouth Medical School. We
reported otherwise in Tuesday's
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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7, 2007 N ALLIGATOR, 3
'Chomp' idle before election
By ERIN EHRLICH
Despite city elections' coming and going
Tuesday, Chomp the Vote, an organization that
encourages student voter registration, was inactive
this year, Student Government officials said.
SG's lobby coordinator, Jason Lutin, also said
he hasn't been able to get in touch with the orga-
nization's director, Hannah Hillman, since about
And even though Hillman hasn't quit or been
fired, Student Body President John Boyles said SG
has been looking for a new person to run the orga-
"It's just a matter of salvaging what has hap-
pened," Boyles said.
Hillman could not be reached for comment.
Student Body Vice President Arturo Armand
said that although Chomp the Vote isn't officially
an SG program, SG could have focused more effort
on it this year.
Boyles said it isn't an official SG organization
because there is no statute that explains its goals
and procedures, but it does get its money from SG
reserves its rainy-day fund.
He added that Student Body President-elect
Ryan Moseley is serious about trying to make it a
permanent SG fixture. Reviving Chomp the Vote is
part of the Gator Party's platform, and Moseley said
he plans to make voter registration a year-round ef-
"It needs to be something that we don't see just
before election," he said.
However, Boyles said that because of extrava-
gant amounts of money spent in 2004 about
$30,000 on things such as limo rides to and from
... polls the effort is not finan-
i dcially worthwhile if only a few
thousand students vote.
The organization was created
S- in 2004 to promote voter regis-
tration for the presidential elec-
tion, and Boyles said it is being
redefined, as it hasn't done much
Boyls since then.
oyes Rosemarie Clouston, a former
member of the Student Senate, said on-campus
partisan groups do more for voter registration than
Chomp the Vote.
Clouston applied to be the director of the organi-
zation but said she had to withdraw her application
because of another obligation. She said if she had
known that the organization wouldn't accomplish
much, she might not have withdrawn her applica-
"It's just very sad and ridiculous because many
students have lost out," she said.
Gym safer than pills
By CRAIG RUNYON
Alligator Contributing Writer
Bulking up may be easier
with body-building supple-
ments, but it is also risky.
Still, with Spring Break ap-
proaching, some students turn to
them for a quick solution.
"I've been working out on
and off for years, and I've never
gotten results as fast as I did from
taking supplements," said UF
sophomore Matthew Novack.
"Why would anyone work out
and not take them?"
However, Joe Callejo, a
Gainesville GNC employee, said
a common danger of supple-
ments is that people who use
them get information and advice
from friends instead of doctors.
"I'd say three quarters of the
people who come in here don't
know anything," Callejo said.
Reading warning labels
won't suffice either, because
many supplement brands' labels
have not been evaluated by the
Food and Drug Administration,
"I've been working out
on and off for years,
and I've never got-
ten results as fast
as I did from taking
The only real way to build
muscle safely is to work out re-
sponsibly and not rely on short-
cuts, he added.
"Nothing works in a week,"
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International virtuosos gather for UF piano festival
Lindsey Tassin / Alligator
Arseny Aristov, from the Moscow P. I. Tchaikovsky Conservatory, practices a piece in the University Audi-
torium on Thursday afternoon in preparation for the sixth annual Steinway Piano Festival.
By LINDSEY TASSIN
Alligator Contributing Writer
The UF piano program is offering
the public an opportunity to enjoy
the performances of piano maestros
and prodigies from around the
The sixth annual UF Steinway
Piano Festival began Tuesday and
will last until Friday.
The daily concerts and intensive
piano classes give UF students and
international pianists the chance
to learn from two renowned
pianists, Boris Berman and Thomas
The concerts and studies are free
to the public.
Boaz Sharon, 57, a piano profes-
sor of music at UF, started the event
six years ago and has organized it
"(Students) have to be top," he
said. "They are chosen because we
know who they are."
The festival coincides with UF's
Steinway Initiative, a fundraising
campaign to buy and restore pianos
for the department.
"There are two goals. Both are
equal," Sharon said. "The first is to
present good music to the public
no matter what. The second goal is
to have better instruments for our
He said donations are not ac-
tively sought but that private donors
often give to the school.
Berman, a Grammy-nomi-
nated pianist and head of the Yale
University piano department,
played Tuesday, and Mastroianni,
Around ally recognized
Society president, has recitals today
The international students
performing are two 17-year-olds
from the Moscow P. I. Tchaikovsky
Conservatory, Arseny Aristov and
Philipp Kopachevskiy, as well as
Alicia Witarsa, 25, who studies
piano in Holland.
Joanna Kim, who is earning her
master's degree in piano perfor-
mance at UF, will be playing for
"(Music) is like art," Kim said.
"Every single person thinks about it
differently. It's not like math, where
one plus one always equals two."
STUDENT ."E. -E.T
Senate backs black dept.
By ALEX TIEGEN
Alligator Staff Writer
The Student Senate unanimously passed
a resolution Tuesday night supporting the
creation of an African-American studies de-
partment at UF.
Sen. Jesse Beckles, the resolution's author,
told senators that UF students deserve to be
offered a major in African-American stud-
ies and that UF's current African American
Studies Program is underfunded and has been
neglected for much of its 38-year existence.
The resolution also called for better fund-
ing of the program.
"You look at all the other top-10 universi-
ties, and you see that they have a thriving
African-American studies program," he said.
In an interview, College of Liberal Arts and
Sciences Interim Dean Joe Glover said he sup-
ports the program's eventual transformation
into a department but said it would take time,
adding that creating a major could take about
"You look at all the other top-10
universities, and you see that they
have a thriving African-American
The resolution is the latest effort to raise
support for the program after it suffered from
sweeping cuts meant to combat CLAS' $4 mil-
At a Thursday meeting with faculty, Glover
said he appointed a new acting director and
approved returning money to the program.
Gym workers urge locker use
LOCKERS, from page 1
didn't think twice about leaving his
valuables next to the columns that line
the courts. He said he put his phone
on one of his flip-flops and thought it
would be fine.
David Stopka, associate director of
facilities for the department of recre-
ational sports, is not surprised by these
"It is very frustrating," he said, "es-
pecially when people come in and say
they lost a wallet and you say, 'Where
did you leave it?' and they say, 'I threw
it on the ground.'"
That carelessness is what gym per-
sonnel seeks to eliminate. There are 242
lockers along the hallway of Southwest
Rec and about 40 along the entrance
to the Student Recreation and Fitness
Center, but Stopka said many go un-
just don't see a need.
John Printy, a UF
student and gym-
S goer, said he doesn't
feel it's necessary to
secure his belong-
Stopka ings while working
"It's kind of a hassle to check out a
locker," he said. "It's easier to come in
and just start shooting around."
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Hanrahan, Lowe back
by popular demand
ELECTION, from page 1
For Lowe, his win was a relief.
It was also a pleasant change from
his first election, which he won by
only 16 votes. As the results began
to trickle in, Lowe said he was
running on adrenaline.
His election day, he said, was
spent campaigning downtown,
on campus, door-to-door and
over the phone. He and his sup-
porters, he said, made about 1,400
"I've been up since about 5:30
this morning," he said. "I'll be up
until the celebrating ends."
While on campus, Lowe's
campaign was joined by sup-
porter and UF librarian Florence
"Nobody told me I'm going to
hell today that's a good day on
campus," she said. "It's been a re-
ally positive experience."
As unsuccessful commission
candidate Fitzpatrick entered the
elections hall, cameras, recorders
and notepads swung toward his
old Gators hat and thick glasses.
His initial statement upon see-
ing his loss: "Lowe stuffed the
Fitzpatrick, who threw a "cel-
ebration of democracy" across
the street from the Supervisor
of Elections office, arrived with
eight apple pies destined for the
stomachs of homeless people
and war veterans in the down-
town area. His campaign budget
totaled $39.75, which his son,
Daniel, said was spent on blank
fliers and postcards that his father
Selwach spent election night
at the bar of one of his favorite
downtown steak houses, Mark's
U.S. Prime. He didn't know the
final results of the vote until a pair
of radio reporters told him.
"If I had won, the people
would have won," he later said.
He didn't seem to mind the
"I've actually won, because I
make more money working at the
pawn shop," he said, adding that
he makes more than six figures. "I
won by losing."
Watson spent most of Tuesday
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Nicole Safker/ Alligator
Francis "Pat" Fitzpatrick hears the news of his loss in the City Com-
mission election Tuesday at the Supervisor of Elections office.
Incumbent City Commissioner Craig Lowe speaks to fellow commission campaigner Francis "Pat" Fitz-
patrick after learning Lowe would keep his seat.
holding campaign signs around
town with his campaign manager
and best friend, Vern Howe.
In a "grassroots attempt,"
the two wore white, homemade
campaign hats with "Watson for
Mayor" written around the rim.
In the evening, Watson and-
about 20 friends and neighbors
coolly waited for the poll results
at Howe's home in Northwest
As he waited, Watson shared
the story of how,' in early
January, he mentioned to Howe
over dinner at the Red Onion
Neighborhood Grill in Northwest
Gainesville that he was thinking
of running for office. Howe re-
sponded with, "Do you want me
to be your campaign manager?"
and Watson replied, "Sure."
While Watson said he was glad
the election was over, he was sur-
prised at the outcome.
"I thought I was going to win
this thing, I really did," he said.
He said he was proud of him-
self for garnering more than a
quarter of the mayoral votes, but
he was disappointed at the turn-
"Only 7,000 showed up to
vote of 68,000 registered voters
in Gainesville," he said. "That's
During the day, students in
support of different candidates
got involved with last-minute
"Only 7,000 showed up to
vote of 68,000 registered
voters in Gainesville. That's
former mayoral candidate
Neal Conner, the president
of UF's Libertarian Activist
Network, stood on the corer of
West University Avenue and 13th
Street to wave at cars in support-
of Selwach for several hours.
UF's College Democrats
helped Lowe campaign on the
Reitz Union Colonnade.
Selwach, crowned with a green
cowboy hat, waved two of his own
signs at the northwest corner of
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campus for a couple of hours. He
said he closed his pawn shop, Best
Jewelry and Loan Pawnbrokers,
about two hours early so he could
"I'm an action guy," Selwach
said. "I'm the hardest-working
guy I know."
As he waved, several Hanrahan
and Lowe supporters waved their
own signs next to him.
"They've been nice," Selwach
said. "I told them after I win, they
can go ahead and join my team."
Hanrahan and Lowe celebrat-
ed at the Eleanor Blair Studio, a
downtown art gallery, with about
30 supporters after the chaos of
the poll results had died down.
Horacio Sierra, a 23-year-old
English doctoral student at UF
who helped with Lowe's cam-
paign, took part in the post-elec-
tion festivities at the gallery with
"These are our progressive
candidates," he said. "We need to
keep them in office."
Of the election results, Sierra
said he was "pleasantly surprised
at a nice landslide."
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Department must fix its
Ah, the irony. Who would have guessed that the so-
ciology department would be the one facing prob-
lems of discrimination and faculty-student tension?
Shouldn't sociologists be most capable to understand the
problems prejudice can cause?
You expect to hear about race and sexuality in sociology
classes as part of the curriculum, but not in the defama-
tory terms that students have reported. When professors talk
about "screwing" in class or imply that blacks are'somehow
inferior to whites, it crosses the line between education and
inappropriateness. Not to, mention that it detracts from what
graduate students should be focusing on: their classes and
A report conducted by UF's Office of Human Resource
Services revealed that such things were happening within
the sociology department. However, no formal complaints
have been filed yet by offended students. And no disciplin-
ary actions can be taken without a complaint.
This is negligence on the students' behalf. As sociology
department Chairwoman Connie Shehan points out, how
can the department help students if it doesn't come forward
with its problems?
Some say they are scared to come forward because they've
been advised by professors not to "rock the boat." We worry
that some improvements won't be made because the depart-
ment won't even know there is a problem. If students won't
inform department officials because they fear repercussions,
this will seriously slow the process. How can problems be
fixed if the students are silenced by a hostile environment?
Threats from professors to keep quiet is exactly what you
wouldn't expect from a sociology department, which should
be working to improve relationships between groups.
But it's not all bad. The good news is that this report was
actually conducted in the first place. Yes, the rift between
students and faculty is damaging. But at least we know
about it, and now the department can work toward righting
its wrongs. How many other departments at UF have similar
problems that we don't know about?
While the sociology department seems to be getting a lot
of negative attention lately, we commend it for confronting
the problem. Instead of hiding the issue, Shehan conducted
interviews and released a summary of the report to the soci-
ology graduate students. This shows that she is working to
make the department more hospitable to all. While improve-
ments may not be made overnight or even over a few
weeks at least she is trying to find a solution.
One major problem we have with the professors' side of
the story is that it seems they aren't taking this whole ordeal
seriously when students got together to attend a faculty
meeting addressing the survey, a professor said that by orga-
nizing a group, they were "burning their bridges." This kind
of thing will only lead to further alienation of students.
We challenge the professors to practice what they preach
if the interaction of people in society is what you teach,
shouldn't the courses your students take be a prime example
of those positive interactions of successful societies? And we
challenge the students to come forth with formal complaints.
The only way this departmental drama can have a happy
ending is if all the groups work together.
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High time for marij
o you're on your way back to your dorm when you
see a couple of nondescript students huddled up in
Of course, as nondescript as they may be, you know
exactly what's going on. They're smoking weed, and
judging by the pungent smell, you know those guys are
going to be high as kites in just a few minutes.
Marijuana use is something that happens every single
day at every single hour, on and off college campuses, all
across the nation. But it's also an act deemed illegal.
But why? While I myself have not partaken in mari-
juana use, I see no reason why others shouldn't be al-
lowed to. After spending years hearing all the arguments
behind keeping marijuana illegal and realizing a lot of
them are faulty, I honestly feel that we should just go
ahead and legalize it.
But before you label me a hippie, consider the follow-
Think about the two most consumed drugs in this
country alcohol and tobacco. Both of them are perfect-
ly legal. But tobacco, especially in the form of cigarettes,
In fact, cigarette smoke is packed with radioactive iso-
topes such as polonium-210 and lead-210. Then there's
the tar and the physical nicotine addiction.
Alcohol is the most-abused drug in the country. Aside
from causing serious potentially permanent dam-
age to the brain, it also destroys the liver. Alcohol is toxic
in every sense of the word. When you chug that beer,
you're doing nothing short of pumping poison into your
body. Plus, like cigarettes, alcohol can be physically ad-
So what is so dangerous about marijuana that makes it
illegal? Some argue that it's highly addictive but so are
many legal drugs. Surprisingly
enough, marijuana is not physi-
cally addictive at all.
It's all in your head unlike
the truly addictive drugs like
alcohol, nicotine and some pre-
Dan Burroughs scription drugs lik Oxycontin.
email@example.com Is it because marijuana has
hallucinogenic effects? While
marijuana screws with the brain,
so does alcohol. But pot doesn't incite violence and anger
in its users. It usually causes one to become lethargic and
spacey. I've never once heard of a pothead going bananas
and beating his or her spouse.
Perhaps it's illegal because of its status as a gateway
drug. But this "slippery slope" argument is unsound.
Just because someone drinks one beer, it doesn't make
him or her an alcoholic.
Legalizing hash doesn't mean that after people smoke
weed once, they'll become heroin addicts. Besides, it
seems that the vast majority of pot smokers stick to
I look at it like this: Every adult has the full right to
control what goes into his or her body. All drugs are
harmful in some way, and while I don't promote their
use, I don't think it's right for the government to tell
people they can't do any drugs at all. There is no reason
that this drug should be illegal.
There's a lot of money to be made because a lot of peo-
ple smoke pot nearly 95 million people older than 12,
according to National Institute on Drug Abuse. So at the
very least, legalize it and then regulate it. It's high time.
Dan Burroughs is a journalism freshman. His column
appears on Wednesdays.
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UF groups work hard to prevent rape
I am utterly appalled by Claire Beach's
article. Her claim that the UF administra-
tion, Preview staff, the University Police
Department and the Interfraternity Council
are in on a "sexist, anti-women, victim-blam-
ing" conspiracy is outrageous and without
justification. As a former Preview staffer and
the current Women's Affairs Cabinet director
for Student Government, I know firsthand
that action is taken on this serious issue.
During Preview, incoming students, men
and women, attend an educational lecture
by UPD on the statistics of rape on campus,
as well as how to protect themselves. Also,
students learn about the resources we have
on campus, like Victim Services, which deals
with victims of rape.
Additionally, as Women's Affairs Cabinet
director, I personally put on a program
in conjunction with Acting Against Rape:
Every Student's Taskforce, UPD and Victim
Services. Men attended this event. Also,
Victim Services speaks at each of the houses
in the IF(C on why rape is wrong, how to
prevent fellow brothers from raping women
and how to help female friends, girlfriends or
wives if they have been raped.
Furthermore, it is still up to the victim to
report rape. This is not the job of the admin-
istration; it can only encourage reporting.
Therefore, one cannot legitimately blame the
administration, UPD, IFC or Preview. Instead
of placing blame, Campus NOW: National
Organization for Women should focus its
efforts on raising awareness. And, if it does
decide to negatively place blame, it must first
get its facts straight.
director, Women's Affairs Cabinet
Rape prevention not male vs. female
Campus NOW continues to rail against
safety measures designed to prevent rape, and
I'm not sure why. Rape prevention and rape
prosecution aren't mutually exclusive. Why
doesn't Campus NOW protest similar warn-
ings from the UPD to always lock your bike or
to keep an eye on your stuff in the library? The
not-so-subtle undertone of Beach's column
was that all men, not just rapists, are somehow
culpable. Why does Campus NOW continue
to make things female vs. male instead of the
righteous against the rapists? If you want to
enact change, intentionally alienating half
of the population by implying that they are
felons-in-waiting and ignoring practical pre-
vention solutions seems like a poor way to
go about it. I would be genuinely interested
in reading another column by Beach if she ad-
dressed actual solutions to this issue, instead
of a meandering indictment of all males and
authority figures on campus.
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Report on sociology department not a fair representation
Iam writing in response to the
March 6 article regarding the re-
ort from UF's Office of Human
Resource Services on faculty-stu-
dent relations in the department of
As a second-year doctoral stu-
dent in the department and a par-
ticipant in the meetings conducted
by Human Resources, I am highly
irritated by the fact that this report,
which was designed to be a confi-
dential record of student concerns
within the department, was released
to the media. And now it has cast a
shadow on the integrity and quality
of the entire program.
I am also very disappointed that
the office's report included none
of the positive comments made
regarding student experiences with
faculty in this department. I'm sure
it's possible that I just happened to
be the only student of all 35 inter-
viewed who felt good about my
experience in this department, but I
know that is not the case. But I only
speak for myself.
As a black female in this depart-
ment for the past two years, I do
not agree that discrimination and
bullying represent actions of this
faculty, nor do I believe that a ma-
jority of graduate students in this
Martin feel that the
Speaking Out tenor of this
most of their experiences.
Rather, it is the result of a few
isolated incidents involving two or
three faculty members that have
only been voiced in private conver-
sations among graduate students.
I acknowledge that some of my
colleagues feel comments made by
these professors were inappropriate
My opinion is that when
something like that happens, it is
irresponsible to make accusations
without first voicing the complaints
to the individual faculty member or
other appropriate person to at least
attempt to resolve the issue first.
Not only do the accused faculty
members not have the opportunity
to defend themselves, but it is very
possible that they don't even know
they've offended anyone. Therefore,
nothing can ever be done about it.
To place these comments in a
public context where those outside
of the department will now ques-
tion the entire faculty's behavior is
Realize that my comments might
ultimately be equated with trying to
get on the faculty's good side or do-
ing its bidding because they happen
to be positive, and knowing this ir-
ritates me to no end.
.I started in this program not
knowing any students or faculty in
it, so I had no preconceived notions
about any of its members. Now that
I have had the chance to personally
get to know the majority, I can say
without reservation that I have only
ever found them to be respectful,
kind and generous with their time
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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
Beautiful 3BR/2BA house for rent next to
Butler Plaza. $995/mo. 352-359-4438 3-
Available Aug 1st. Several large older houses
nuear UF. Students/pets ok. Year lease. Low
rents. 352-371-9409 3-20-10-2
U H For Rent
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
2BR/1BA apt Upgraded throughout. Tile:
liv. rm, kitchen, BA. New carpet BRs. New
stainless kit. appls, all new BA. Cent H/AC.
Cable/hi spd internet avail. Separate laundry
rm.:<1 mi to UF, Shands, shopping. $735/mo.
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 727-423-9463.
Bkgrd & credit check reqd. Sorry, no pets.
Luxurious Victoria Station Condo
Less than 1 mile from campus 2BR/2.5BA.
W/D, interest 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-
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2BR/1BA in private cul-de-sac. Lots of trees.
Dogs ok. $525/mo. Avail immed. Laundry incl
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
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
00001BR APT, $550/moOOOO
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!
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Union Properties, Inc.
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
Garland Condos off NW 13th Street. End
unit Townhouse w/Alarm System, W/D
hookup and Pool onsite. 2BR 2.5Bath @
Union Properties, Inc. 373-7578 4-25-
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
1BR in a 2BR/1BA. $275/mo.
Avail now. No smoking. Must love cats. 328-
HUGE 3 BED HOUSE
FREE UF PARKING
AVAIL FALL, pets ok
Open late! 371-7777
Finders Keepers? If you find something, you
can place a FREE FOUND AD in our lost
& found section. Be kind to someone who's
lost what you've found. Call 373-FIND.
$345/mo NEG/FEB rent FREE
at Ivy House. All utilities included. Furnished.
1 block from UF. No security deposit. Female
only. Avail ASAP! Call Lisa 303-815-2490
LARGE 1BR THE POLOS Apr 1 Jul 31. I
will pay $300 fee. Pets ok. Rent $600/mo.
Bus routes 9 & 35. Screened patio. Fitness
center, pool, computer lab, tanning salon &
more. Call Jason 219-1826 3-20-21-3
Avail May-July, 1B//Ba, $665/mo
Very quiet, 2 bus routes, Pool
Close to campus/Butler/I-75
Front porch, Laundry in apt
570 sq ft, 321-946-9955 3-9-17-3
WALK TO CLASS IN MINUTES!
1BR avail in 4BR/2BA house across from the
law library. Rent $365 plus 1/4 utilities. Email
email@example.com or call 407-461-0355 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-
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
1BR/1BA on SW 20th AVe. May rent FREE.
No deposit. Longer lease possible. Email
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-
4BR/4BA, $360/each + utilities, nego-
tiable. Great bus, no towing, quiet, spacious,
washer/dryer & balcony. email@example.com,
Sublease May-Aug. 1BR/1BA irr'4BR apt.
Lexington. Female only. Close to UF Several
bus routes $425mo incl until. & furn. Call
Kristen 813-601-9285 firstname.lastname@example.org 3-
Sublease March- July Boardwalk apt 2 min
from UF 2BR/2BA sunken living room. $839
+ cable & internet. 1st month FREE! Call
MOVE IN NOW March FREE
1BR/1BA unfurn townhouse Sun Harbor.
Avail Mar 1-Jul 31. $510/mo, $200 deposit
needed. 850-585-5632 email@example.com
AVL NOW THRU 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-
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 @ firstname.lastname@example.org 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 tJUF
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
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
10, ALIGATOR N WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7,2007
Avail Now -Aug. Furnished 1BR/1BA in 4BR/
4BA @ Gainesville Place. All utils incl. Great
deal $150 off rent only asking $350. Call April
$375/mo 1BR/1BA in 2/2.5 twnhs. 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. Female only. Amy 352-359-2189 3-19-
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
Sublease at Gainesville Place Apts
2800 SW 35th Place
Early May August 7 $509/mo
Pool, Tennis, Weights and More
CABANA BEACH APTS
1BR/1BA in a 4BR/4BA. Furn, poolside, util
incl. Move in ASAP. $500/mo. No move in
fee. Call 727-364-6981 4-10-20-3
Greenwich Green Lux Apts. 1BR/1BA in
3BR/3BA Townhouse, ALL 3 AVAILABLE.
W/D, water, cable, Pool, Gym, hot tub, incl
$360/mo each negotiable. 352-216-2261
Move in NOW MARCH FREE
1BR/1BA @ Pine Rush Villas 20th Ave.
No deposit, No fees.
Rent $529 U pay $499 until August + Utils
Erika 352-226-1332 3-27-10-3
Sublease May-Aug 2BR/2BA @ Hidden Lake
w/walk-in closets, screened balcony, w/gym,
pool, tanning bed, W/D in unit. $480/BR indiv
or joint lease avail. Call 305-962-2714 or
*l Roommates s
Roommate Matching HERE
Oxford Manor 377-2777
The Landings 336-3838
The Laurels 335-4455
Hidden Lake 374-3866
Female roommate for one/two female UF
students. Quiet. Responsible. 60. second
walk to UF Old house charm with all ameni-
ties. Avail Now. $400 up. 352-538-2181.Lv
message. Private Owner 4-25-72-4
FEMALE ROOMMATES NEEDED
(2) for 4/2.5 new townhouse, 10 min from
UF by car or bus, all included $425 954-557-
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 email@example.com or
Master BR avail in huge home. 2 profs need
mature 3Fd. Digital, wireless, W/D, yard serv,
2 bus rts, quiet area. SW G'ville. Avail Mar-
Jul $450 + utils. firstname.lastname@example.org 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-
2BR/2BA for rent, W/D, all appliances, $425/
room + sec dep, call Abby 352-281-5617
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 male. Move-in Aug must cosign.
Call Charles 407-342-8940 3-9-10-4
Il Roommates ) a Real Estate
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-
Br & pvt BA available for female roommate
in /2 Treehouse Village condo. Incl W/D. 1.5
mi from UF $318/mo plus 1/2 of utilities. Call
813-340-8982 or email cindy.choate@comca
st.net. Unit is furnished except for bedroom.
$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
Seeking female student, pref grad, to share
2BR/1BA apt in Sun Bay. $275/mo + 1/2 utils.
Call 256-6389 3-7-5-4
Female 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-
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
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-
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
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.
Available August. 3-19-5-4
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
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Newly renovated 1 & 2 BR units starting
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Shands,. VA, Dental School, New Cancer
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Banker, MM Parrish, Realtor 352.372.5375.
A peaceful, sophisticated lifestyle. 1, 2 & 3
BR luxury townhomes in pool community
with many amenities. Priced from $159,700.
Great upgrades and bonuses available.
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Pre-Construction Pricing next to campus
Oxford Terrace II -Walk to UF from a brand
new condo! www.oxfordterrace.com. Call
Eric Leightman with Action Real Estate
1BR 3 blocks to UF & Shands. Newly re-
modeled, central A/C, W/D, luxury kitchen,
tile/Pergo, DW, very clean & private, big
BR, ample parking, first floor, on bus route.
$105,000. 352-362-6410 3-9-50-5
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Newly renovated 2BR/1.5BA end.unit condo
desirable Casablanca East. Newer AC,
W/D, scr porch, Tile dnstairs kitchen, hall &
1/2 BA. Comm pool & bus rt on site. Quiet
conv to Shands/UF $139,900. 352-246-5958
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BRAND NEW CONSTRUCTION
CLOSE TO UF AND SHANDS
Starting in the mid $170's
Gated Community on Bus Route
2508 SW 35th Place
OPEN HOUSE Tu-F 2-5, Sat & Sun 1-4
Contact Birdie Murnane, Venture Realty
of North Florida at 352-222-8888 or visit
OWN AT COUNTRYSIDE 4/4 CONDO
Tiled living area & kitchen. Owner occupied.
Clean and well maintained. Price $179,900.
Owner is licensed realtor with ERA Trend
Realty. Call 352-870-8459 for details. 3-
Turnkey Condo. Quiet 2BR/2BA renovated
w/fireplace. in gated golf community w/pool,
tennis courts, and more. New wood firs,
carpet & appliances. Asking $158,900. Call
3826 SW 6th PI; $273,500; bamboo & carpet;
LR; DR; FR w/fireplace; cedar screened
porch. Mary Fletcher, Realtor 352-332-3000
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Walk to UF and stadium from luxurious
Jackson Square Condominiums.
Built to last a lifetime Priced from mid-$250s
Need to buy or sell you home/condo? Call
Kate Wallis, ERA Trend Realty, 352-359-
1112 or visit www.katewallis.com for more
info. UF Alum... Gooooo Gators! 4-19-60-5
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
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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
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
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
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-
WHY RENT WHEN YOU CAN OWN 3 BED
2 BATH CONDO WOOD FLOORS LARGER
MASTER WITH WALK IN CLOSETS
BEHIND OAKS MALL OWNERIAGENT
WHY RENT WHEN YOU CAN OWN 2
BED 2 BATH CONDO WOOD FLOORS,
PRIVATE DECK NEWER APPLIANCES
$139,500 OWNER/AGENT 352-262-7462
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
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Brand new 1020 square ft
OFFICE SPACE for sale or lease 3 blocks
from UF in beautiful Jackson Square
Condominiums. Large private balcony. Call
3/2 1976 SQ FT concrete block home on
nearly 2 landscaped acres in Jonesville area,
priced below appraised value $265,000. Call
David @ Campus Realty 339-3836 or 336-
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
MH in Arrendondo, 3BR/2BA, 16'x60', scrn
porch. New AC, fridge, dryer (all warranted)
comes wall appl. Free new lawn mower.
BBQ grill. $3500 (incl tax) + take over $646/
mo lot rent & pmt. 283-8077, 618-204-2853
WANT TO OWN CLOSE TO CAMPUS?
Student condos & houses for sale!
Close to UF, walk to campus!
Go to HomesAtUF.com or call Steve
Barry, Realtor 352 494-49961 3-30-13-5
a l Furnishings
BED QUEEN $100 ORTHOPEDIC
Extra thick, pillow-top, mattress & box. Name
brand, new, still in plastic. Call 352-372-7490
will deliver. 4-25-72-6
BED FULL SIZE $75 ORTHOPEDIC
Pillow-top mattress & box. New, unused, still
in plastic w/warranty. Can deliver. Call 352-
MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT $350
Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must
sell. Can deliver. Retail $2300. 352-372-
BED KING $170 PILLOWTOP
mattress & box springs. Orthopedic rated.
Name brand, new, never been used, in
plastic with warranty. Call 352-372-8588 Can
CHERRY SLEIGH BED solid with Pillowtop
Mattress & Box. All new still boxed. Cost
$1500, sacrifice $550 352-333-7516
Sofa $175 Brand new in pkg 333-7516
BEDROOM SET. 7pc Cherry, Queen/ king
bed, dresser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, chests
avail. Dovetail const. New, in boxes. Can de-
liver. Retail $6500, must sell, sacrifice $1400
(352) 372-7490 4-25-72-6
SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather.
Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail
$2650. Sacrifice $750. Call 352-377-9846
DINING ROOM Beautiful cherry set w/table,
6 Chippendale chairs, hutch & buffet. New,
still in boxes. Retail $5200, sacrifice $1100.
Must sell. Can deliver. 352-372-8588 4-25-
FUTON Solid oak mission-style frame w/
mattress. New, in box. $140 332-9899
DINETTE SET 5pc $85 Brand new in box.
Never used. 352-377-9846 4-25-72-6
**BEDS ALL BRAND NEW**
**Full $80 Queen $100 King $170**
Orthopedic pillow-top sets. Brand name
matching sets not used or refurbished. Still
in plastic, direct from factory! 352-333-7516.
BED- QUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mat-
tress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand
new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver.
Bed- All New King! 3pc Orthopedic pillowtop
mattress set. Brand NEW, still in plastic with
warranty. Can deliver. $170 352-333-7516.
BEDROOM SET- $300 BRAND NEW
Still in boxes! 6 pieces include: Headboard,
2 Nightstands, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must
sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 4-25-72-6
FUTON $60 Solid Oak Mission Style. With
plush mattress $140. All brand NEW still in
box. Can deliver. 352-333-7516 4-25-72-6
Pool Table Gorgeous 8" All wood table.
Leather pockets, Italian 1" slate, carved legs.
Brand new still in crate. MUST SELL Retail
$5500. Sell $950. Can deliver 352-377-9846
Hot Tub/Spa $1295 Brand New Loaded!
Waterfall, LED lights, cupholders, 110-v
energy efficient with warranty. Free delivery,
MUST SELL 352-372-8588 4-25-72-6
Bed-FULL size pillowtop mattress & box.
New, in plastic, warr. Can del. $80 317-4031
Sofa $185 Brand new! Love seat $150 still in
pkg. Can del 352-333-7516
BEDS FURNITURE FUTONS
LOW PRICES & LARGE SELECTION
Dumas Discount 371-4422 1201 E. Univ. Av.
New Used 0 Buy 0 Sell 4-25-72-6
BED SETS CLOSEOUTS
Sealed in plastic Twin sets $89. Full sets
$129. Queen sets $149. King sets $189. 352-
376-0953 or 352-378-6005 4-25-72-6
MEMORY FOAM- Same as Temperpedic
Save 50% & more. Other closeouts. Twin
sets $89. Full sets $129. Queen sets $149.
King sets $189. Student discounts apply.
4370 SW 20th Ave. 376-0953 We Deliver!
*Beds *Full mattress & boxspring sets $49
Queen sets $89 *Single sets$39 *King
sets $99 *from estate sale. 376-0939/378-
6005 Call-A-Mattress 4370 SW 20th Ave.
BEDS FUTONS FURNITURE
Quality furniture at reasonable prices.
Morrells Furniture Outlet,
140 NW 6th St. 352-378-3400
Shop ONLINE at www.morrellsfurniture.com
Color TV 19" $40 Lrg dorm fridge, like new
$50 0 full size bed $50 large dresser, solid
wood $75 0 queen size bed $60 0AIWA ste-
reo w/cd $60 0 old magazines.- Aero Digest
1945-1953 over 50 $95 335-5326 3-7-8-6
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TWO TWIN BEDS
with head boards in great condition, each for
$85. Call 352-375-6754 3-9-4-6
8 1 Computers
CASH PAID For Laptops
Power Supplies & Drives.
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Computer Help! Now!
Computer Help Fast A+ Computer Geek
House/Dorm 59 min response. No waiting/
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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)
1 For Sale
Private, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF.
Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-538-
2181. Can leave mssg. 4-25-72-10
** SCOOTERS **
RPM MOTORCYCLES INC
SALES, SERVICE, PARTS
Many Brands Available 518 SE 2nd St.
Scooters from $899. Largest selection from
KYMCO, Daelim, Hyosung, Adly, Go-Ped,
Schwin, others. 2 yr warrantees.
3550 SW 34th St 338-8450 solanocycle.com
*****New Scooters 4 Less*****
Providing excellent service and
new scooters at great prices!
1901 NW 67th Place, 336-1271
NEW website www.NS4L.com
We have moved to a temp. location as we
await the completion of our new state of the
art facility. We still have new scooters start-
ing at $1199. 1yr Warranties. We also service
ALL brands of scooters. Pickup Available.
Low Labor Rates. Free estimates. 376-6275
New Scooters 4 Less has LOW rates and
services on any scooter. Pickup/drop off
avail. $19.99 oil change and tune ups.
Call us! 336-1271 4-25-72-11
534 SW 4th Ave. Largest Selection of
E-bikes, Scooters, Accessories and More!!
Best Prices and Customer Service!!
Scooter Maintenance Packages!
Buy all of your scooter maintenance in a
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Buy A New Scooter 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)
HONDA SHADOW CLASSIC '86
V-Twin VT1100 Excellent cond. Runs great,
21K, $3450/OBO. Joel 352-336-0075 3-
0 For Sale
Books by Bob Brackin
Visit my website
UF SURPLUS EQUIPMENT AUCTIONS
bikes, computers, printers, vehicles and
more. All individuals interested in bidding
go to: http://fa.ufl.edu/am/surplus/online/
Engagement ring for sale
1ct. round diamond ring, in white gold. Clarity
VS-2, Color F, ring appraised at $6,600- Must
sell $3,750 OBO 727-560-6081 4-
SPECIAL SALE FOR THE 14TH. 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-
PROLINE POOL TABLE
red felt, leather pockets. Great condition,
pretty, $950. Call Debbie at 352-378-4546
Lewd and Lascivious Behavior
on Victim Less Than 12 Years
of Age and Distrubute Obscene
Material to Minor.
Call (352) 372-STOP
I -Motorcycles, Mopeds
**** BLOW OUT SALE!!! ****
GatorMoto is having a huge sale on NEW
'06 models. Only $899 gets you a brand new
scooter w/ 1 YEAR WARRANTY! Oply a few
16ft at this price. Financing avail. 376-6275.
1988 HARLEY SPORTSTER
Forward controls, windshield, saddlebags,
Screaming Eagle headers, 12k miles, garage
kept, Very clean. $4500/OBO. Call 378-6708
or cell 352-266-0816 3-9-3-11
*0 1 Autos
*FAST CASH PAID FOR ANY CARS
*Running or not!*
*NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS
*Over 10 yr svc to UF students
*Call Don @ 215-7987 4-25-72-12
CARS -CARS Buy0SellTrade
Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes
Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars
3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com
CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150
OVER 50 IMPORTS UNDER $10,000
SELECT MOTOR CAR
THE YELLOW BUILDING
2715 N MAIN 377-1616
$500! POLICE IMPOUNDS!
HONDAS, CHEVYS, TOYOTAS, ETC.
For listings 800-366-9813 ext 4622
Sunrise Auto Sales
3630 N Main St.
Buy Here, Pay Here 4-25-72-12
Sunrise Auto Sales
3630 N. Main St.
No credit check
Bring W-2s and. Drive home today. 4-25-
Sunrise Auto Sales
$2000 off all financed vehicles
Wide selection of vehicles 4-25-72-12
Sun City Auto Sales
2306 NE Waldo Rd
Buy Here, Pay Here
No credit check 4-25-72-12
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Bring W-2s & drive home today
Wide selection of vehicles
$2000 off all financed vehicles 4-25-72-12
JUNK CARS HAULED AWAY!
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MUST HAVE TITLE! METRO GNV ONLY!
CALL DON 215-7987 4-25-72-12
Used Cars Sale & trade
See our inventory! 5-15-84-12
CARS FROM $291MO!
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$0 Down, 36 Months @ 8.5% apr.
For listings call 800-366-9813 ext 9765
2006 Hyundai Sonata LX
V6. All power. Alloy wheels. Leatiier, CD,
keyless entry, extra clean. Factory warranty.
17K mi. $15,900 Call 352-514-8580 3-22-
POWER WINDOWS DON'T WORK?
On site available. Call Steve 352-226-1973
2004 HONDA ACCORD EX
2 dr white, 28k miles, Fully Loaded.
$16,500 OBO. Sam 352-870-4793 3-7-7-12
12, ALLIGATOR E WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7,2007
***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-
2005 HONDA S-2000
19k miles; metalic silver; well cared for;
one owner; $25,500 OBO; 283-8795 or
THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY
NEEDS VOLUNTEER DRIVERS
Transport patients to/from treatments
Must have valid driver's license,
safe driving record & attend training session.
Call 352-376-6866 ext 114 for more info.
LOCAL ARTIST NEEDS:
Gold Diamonds Gems Class Rings
ETC Top Cash $$$ or Trade *
OZZIE'S FINE JEWELRY 373-9243. 8-15-
UF GRAD PAYS MORE
for gold jewelry, scrap gold, Rolex, dia-
monds, guitars, etc. Top $$$.. Get my offer
before you sell! Call Jim 376-8090 or 222-
Buying jewelry, gold, diamonds etc.
Top dollar paid. 727-560-6081
On going volunteer needed: Blind lady needs
trans Sundays only to Mass @ Queen of
Peace Catholic Church or St. Augustine
Catholic Church. For more info. call 219-6948
I live in the Tower Rd. area 3-23-72-13
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
$$ WANTED TO BUY $$
1990 First in SEC Football ring &
older jerseys, rings, watches, e-mail =
TWORINGS4UF@aol.com or 904-415-3294
Entrepreneurial independent salesper-
son to sell the Redneck World magazine.
See www.redneckworld.com email
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This newspaper assumes no responsibil-
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made through advertising. We suggest that
any reader who responds to advertising use
caution and investigate the sincerity of the
advertiser before giving out personal infor-
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the independent florida
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With resume, send cover letter that must
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firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls. EOE.
LIKE TO WORK WITH LUXURY CARS?
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cord, drug-free, pers ref. www.carrsmith.com
for details. 4-25-72-14
*il Help Wanted
Animal Care Tech looking for hard working
person to work w/ reptiles & rodents. Will
train, PT to start with more hrs possible. Start
at $7.00/hr. Flex hrs. Please call 495-9024
between 9-4 M-F. 4-25-72-14
CNA CLASS: $250! learn @ your own
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Phone survey interviewers wanted. Start
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Students in Accounting, Aviation, Business/
Sales and IT needed for various positions.
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$$ STUDENTS GET CASH $$
For gently used brand name
Clothing/accessories & furniture
$Cash on the Spot$ SANDY'S No appt
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$250 A DAY POTENTIAL
No experience necessary, training provided.
800-965-6520 ext 138 4-25-72-14
Needed for evaluations of
Local Stores, Restaurants and Theaters
Flexible Hours, Training Provided
Call 1-800-585-9024 ext 6254
$12 15/Hour DRIVERS
$6.67 $7.40/Hour INSIDERS
$8.35-$9.40/hr MANAGERS in training
Apply online at www.gatordominos.com/jobs
Or at any of the 6 locations. 4-25-72-14
Gator Domino's is growing again. We are
looking for career oriented team mem-
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
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
POLITICAL CALL CENTER
Phone reps needed ASAP for Political.
Campaigns. Base hourly rate + bonus.
371-5888 ext. 111 or 4112 NW 22nd Dr. 4-
EARN $60 THIS WEEK!
Donate Plasma & Save a Life
Best part-time job you'll ever have
Bring this Ad and Earn an
Extra $5 on Your 2nd Donation.
DCI Biologicals 150 NW 6th St
*00 SOCCER COACHESOSO
needed for GSA rec and camp youth teams.
Experience required. License preferred for
comp. For info:
email@example.com or 379-5979
Leasing Consultant, PT
Sales & customer service exp.
220 N. Main; 352-375-2152 X301 x301
Bureau of Economic and
Business Research at
Warrington College of
Survey Research Center
Hiring Students and Non Students
Hourly Rate ($7.50 $8.00)
Flexible scheduling -
Great Resume Builder
Speaker Positions Available
(352) 392-2908 X 105
Sales/Leasing Specialist Part-time and Full-
time professional sales positions in local
management co. Fax resume, cover letter
& avail schedule to-352-376-6269 or email
Attn Smokers! Earn at least $7/hr Smokers
needed to participate in a study on decision-
making & smoking. If interested, come to
Rm 81 in the UF Psychology Bldg, call 392-
0601 x297, visit www.psych.ufl.edu/-locey/
smokers.mht for more info. 4-25-70-14
Tired of sitting around with out it? Sit here &
make it! UF FLORIDA REPDIALS seeks UF
students to raise funds. Earn up to $8.00/hr
with a FLEXIBLE'schedule. Apply at 105
NW 16th St. 4th floor. Academic Classroom
Building 105 or call 392-7754 for more info
Paid survey takers needed in Gainesville.
100% FREE to join. Cllick on Surveys. 4-
400+ Counselor/Instructor Jobs!
3 Coed Summer Camps in PA.
Travel Paid. Top Salary.
Cool Nights & Warm Days!
e $2100 -
Room and Board Included
Get Paid to Play!
The Florida Elks Youth
Camp (FEYC) needs male
and Female summer camp
Counselors Ages 18 and up.
FEYC is an overnight camp
located off of Highway 450
in Umatilla, FL
The camp runs
June 4 July 22. Please
Contact Krys Ragland
at 800-523-1673 ext 251
or 352-669-9443 ext 251
Earn $2500 + monthly and more to type
simple ads online. www.DataAdEntry.com
For adult entertainment company. Make
$1000+/wk. Flex schedule 378-3312 3-30-
PART TIME CLEANERS
No experience necessary. No weekends.
Flexible daytime hrs. Excellent pay. $10/hr.
Clean vacant apts. Call 378-8252 4-12-
Imagine Learning Center 371-5450. Taking
applications from reliable, creative individu-
als who enjoy working w/infants/preschoolers
Hiring all restaurant/bar positions. 201 SE
2nd Ave. Suite 101. Contact 407-810-0924
or firstname.lastname@example.org 3-20-20-14
Sears, Oaks Mall
Now hiring sales & stock positions. See store
for inquires. May apply online. AA/EOE. 3-
VIRTUALLY CUBAN, Gainesville's Best
Cuban Restaurant & Internet Cafe is hiring
Servers, Drivers, & Dishwashing Positions
for lunch & dinner. Experience a plus, but not
required. Spanish speaking a plus but not
required. Please apply in person at:
2409 SW 13th ST M-F 3pm-5pm.
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.
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 flr above credit union)
SUBWAY OAKS MALL
Happy energetic fast reliable honest people.
No hot greasy fries, no grease traps. Call
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
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.
**INTERNET ADVERTISING TEAM**
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 email@example.com.
Now hiring COOK & CASHIER PT & FT.
Apply in person 600 NW 75th St. Benefits
include FREE MEALS 3-30-20-14
To rewrite articles! Accepting bids. Email
for details, firstname.lastname@example.org
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
is now hiring for all positions. Please apply at
101 SE 2nd Place Suite #118 3-19-10-14
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:
1-3 week work program, $14 base/appt, PT/
FT, cust sales/svc, flex scheds, scholarships
poss, no exp needed. Call now 372-6697
Great pay, flex scheds, sales/svc, will train,
conditions apply, all ages 17+ CALL NOW
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
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
DISHWASHER & KITCHEN PREP
at Bento Cafe on Archer. Part Time. Call 407-
f II Help Wanted 9 l Help Wanted
e1 Help Wanted
**Environmental Field Tech**
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 email to
TCBY in Tioga Town Center
hiring friendly people. Apply at Newberry
Potential earnings $14-$201hr! Make your
own schedule. Fun environment, great op-
portunity. For info contact Jason 379-3663
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.trcamps.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
elf eligible you may receive
-Pulmonary function tests
(to measure, your breathing)
(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
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
Approximately 25hrs/wk. $7/hr. Call Shanron
284-2959. ADA'S CLOTHES REPAIR 4-25-
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-
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 email@example.com
FT/PT + Commission
Fax Resume to:
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-
Looking Glass Apartments
Full experiencenc) & Part-Time
Call 376-1111 -111 NW 16th St.
Basic gardening, mowing, lawn maintenance.
Occasional car detailing. Please send re-
sume to firstname.lastname@example.org or apply at 4201 NW
95th Blvd. 3-22-10-14
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7, 2007 U ALLIGATOR, 13
oIl Help Wanted
PT VET TECH
Call 318-1247 Tri-County Pet & Bird Hospital
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-
City of Gainesville Parks/Rec
Dept. is now hiring for seasonal
recreation and aquatics positions
Competitive pay in great work
environment! Apply online today
ASSISTANT TEACHER PT
for downtown pre-school. Experience pre-
ferred. Call 376-1818 3-8-5-14
3 years exp. Call 352-376-4649 3-30-16-14
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:
III Help Wanted
SEEKING PART-TIME EDITOR
advanced grammar skills, editorial experi-
ence a.plus. Rate is $8 per hour. Please send
resume to email@example.com 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 3 pizza. Email
firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line Focus
Group Volunteer. 3-8-4-14
$10/hr. Fast typist, interest savvy, reliable.
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 e-mail @ email@example.com
Now hiring. Drivers. Part time &.full time.
5004 NW 34th St. 373-7733. Apply in per-
$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
Available from Commercial News Providers"
A l I Help Wanted
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Looking for pre-med student evenings &
weekends. Call 373-4107 3-9-3-14
PT CHILD CARE
Needed for after school. Need 2pm 5:30pm.
Must have own transportation to pick up and
take to activities. Must have ref. Call Walt
Winter/Spring Positions Available
Earn up to $150 per day. Exp not Required.
Undercover shoppers needed to Judge
Retail and Dining Establishments. Call: 800-
THE RED ONION
Now hiring exp prep/line cooks, servers.
Apply in person 3885 NW 24th Blvd. In
Uptown Village. No phone calls 3-20-5-14
APPLIED REAL-TIME GENETICS
(www.artgenlabs.com) Located near 1-75 &
Archer Rd. is currently looking for PT hourly
personnel for the following positions:
1) MARKET RESEARCH ASSISTANT
2) DOCUMENTATION ASSISTANT
3) SALES ASSISTANT
Primary responsibilities include:
* MARKET RESEARCH ASSISTANT: in-
vestigate & document service capabilities &
pricing of similar firms or institutions.
* DOCUMENTATION ASSISTANT: Support
the development of standard operating pro-
cedure documentation as well as presenta-
* SALES ASSISTANT: Generate & qualify
leads by way of direct phone contact with
Excellent phone communication skills are
required for the market research -asst &
sales asst positions. Ideal candidate for
documentation asst should have good writ-
ing & graphic art skills as well as ability to
develop process flows. High proficiency of
computer applications including Microsoft
Office is required. Please email resumes to:
IMPORT AUTO REPAIR.BMW, Mercedes,
Porsche, Volvo, VW, Honda, Toyota, Nissan,
Mazda. Quality' craftsmanship, reasonable
prices, near UF, AAA approved 378-7830
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.
PERSONAL TRAINING 300
Personal and Group Training
Flexible Scheduling Exclusive Facility
Call fdr a free workout
All facilities & amenities: quality instruction.
S 15 min from UF Jan at 376-7762. Greathouse
Equestrian Center. 4-25-72-15
HIV ANTIBODY TESTING Lost & Found
Alachua County Health Dept. Call m
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
LOST: SILVER TRUMPET
Benge serial number 9494 call 3'76-5624
Marriage Visas Employment Visas -
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UF Pro Day
Several former UF football
players hope to impress scout
today in the Swamp at Pro
Day. They'll perform various
drills in preparation for the
upcoming NFL Draft on April
28 and 29. Check Thursday's
Alligator for full coverage,
Other Upcoming Gators
First Spring Practice-March 21
Orange and Blue Game-April 14
2007 Season Opener-Sept. 1 vs.
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Gators drive into top-five finish
Gal matches career-
best round with 69
By DANNY KLEIN
After a disappointing first round, the UF women's
golf team ended on a high note.
The No. 17 Gators carded a 293 (5 over par) in their
final round at the UCF Challenge the team's second-
lowest outing of the season.
The combined score landed the Gators in fifth place,
giving the team its second top-five finish of the spring.
"Today's performance was a nice boost," UF coach
Jill Briles-Hinton said. "It's always good to finish a
tournament on a positive note, and (now) to take that
feeling with you into your next tournament."
Briles-Hinton was also proud of the team's ability to
bounce back after its first-round 313.
"After yesterday's disappointing first round, the
girls evaluated what happened and put that into play,"
she said. "Our second- and third-round team scores re-
ally reflect that, and I'm proud of the confidence that
Sandra Gal continued her strong play, leading the
The junior matched a career-best round of 69 (3 un-
der), giving her an overall score of 224 (8 over) and a tie
for 12th place, 20 spots better than the day before.
"Sandra had a fantastic performance," Briles-Hinton
said. "Simply stated, she put on a great display of her
golf game. We're all very proud of her round, and I
know she's feeling pretty good about her game right
Sophomore Mallory Blackwelder continued her
comeback, shooting her best round of the tournament,
a 74 (2 over), and finishing in a tie for
Junior Whitney Myers was right be-
'-s hind, firing a three-day total of 229 (13
Golf over), good for 29th.
Sophomore Omella Jouven and junior
Tiffany Chudy carded totals of 230 (14 over), sharing
a 31st-place tie. Junior Eleanor Tucker competed as an
individual, shooting a 235 (19 over) and landing tied
Two-time defending NCAA champion Duke won
with a combined score of 860 (4 under), 26 shots ahead
of No. 1 Georgia and 47 ahead of the Gators.
The Blue Devils' Amanda Blumenherst, the nation's
top-ranked golfer, won the individual medal and an
invite to the LPGA's Sybase Classic.
This weekend, UF will return to action as it looks to
defend last year's win at the Gator Invitational.
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Back-to-back homers not enough to hold off Jacksonville
HOO PS, from page 16
"If we can limit teams to.one (shot),
it allows us to get out on the break and
into transition where our guys are very
comfortable and where they're at their
best," Donovan said.
As UF prepares to go to Atlanta, it
could face another solid rebounding
team, depending on the outcome of
Georgia's matchup with Auburn in the
are ranked third in
and defense, and
should they defeat
the Tigers, the Gators
would face their
rival in Friday's.
Donovan Noah said no-
body can rely on past production as an
indicator of success in the postseason.
"Right now, it's the time of year
where it's do or die," he said. "It's just
on us to not take anything for granted.
That's just numbers. At the end of the
day, you still have to play basketball."
CONFERENCE RELEASES AWARDS:
The Associated Press All-SEC teams
were announced Tuesday with four
of UF's five starters on the lists, and
Tennessee's Chris Lofton was named
the SEC Player of the Year.
Horford was named to the All-SEC
first team, while Noah and Corey
Brewer were named to the second
Green was given honorable men-
BASE, from page 16
Road and into the woods be-
The next batter, first base-
man Matt LaPorta, sent a laser
shot into the left-field bleach-
It was the Gators' first
back-to-back home runs of the
"It was a fast ball about
chest high that I got around
on," LaPorta said.
The blasts gave the Gators
a 5-2 lead that would not hold
The Dolphins answered
back in the sixth inning with
two runs, one of which came in
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on a bases loaded walk by UF
senior reliever David Hurst.
In the seventh, Jacksonville
evened the score on a Pete
Clifford solo shot that feared
the left-field bullpen.
Despite losing in the
ninth, LaPorta doesn't want
his teammates focusing on
Tuesday too much.
The team has an upcom-
ing series scheduled at Texas
"We've got a big weekend
ahead of us," LaPorta said.
"Texas A&M is a great ball
club. Hopefully tonight pre-
pared us for them."
For UF coach Pat McMahon,
it was a loss against a face
from the past.
Jacksonville coach Terry
Alexander's father and
McMahon's father were
friends in Jacksonville back
when both coaches were
Alexander and McMahon
even played high school ball
against each other.
"He's done a great job with
that program," McMahon
said. "We go back many, many
years. We have great respect
for him and that program and
the way they handle things."
Record-breaking slugger keeps focus from MLB Draft
LAPORTA, from page 16
Although he is likely to receive a pro-
fessional contract at the end of the season
- he was drafted by the Boston Red Sox
in the 14th round last year LaPorta has
shown no signs of letting up to protect his
future in Major League Baseball.
"(The ankle) was a little sore today,"
LaPorta said. "I couldn't stop as well as I
-would like to. Some of the plays I just had
to run through."
In his first game back a Feb. 27 win
against South Florida LaPorta hit a
game-tying double in the ninth inning.
During a 7-1 victory against George
Washington on March 3, LaPorta stretched
a line-drive single into a double, sliding
head first into second.
No one would blame the star slugger
for being less aggressive with his tender
ankle, but that just isn't his style.
"These are my teammates, and I would
do anything for them," LaPorta said.
'"These are my guys they're like broth-
ers to me.
"I'm just fortunate enough to come out
here and keep playing baseball with these
guys, it's truly a blessing. I'm not going
to take it for granted when I feel good
enough, I'm going to go out and play."
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Gators' rebounding sparks scoring
By JENNA MARINA
Alligator Staff Writer
When the Gators are busy scorching the
nets on.long-distance threes, it's easy to miss
what's going on underneath the basket.
UF leads the league in field goal and 3-
point percentages, and guards Lee Humphrey
and Taurean Green rank among the top 15 in
threes, but UF's big men refuse to be left out.
The No. 6 Gators (26-5, 13-3 Southeastern
Conference) finished the regular season at the
top of rebounding defense, allowing oppo-
nents 29.1 boards per game.
It has helped the Gators outrebound op-
posing teams by an average margin of nearly
S eight per game.
S Forwards Al Horford and Joakim Noah
head the charge as two of
the SEC's top six rebound-
Horford averages 8.9
S Men's rebounds per game and is,
Basketball ranked third intheleague.
Noah is three spots
behind him with 8.1 per
S game. Senior Chris Richard contributes 3.4
rebounds off the bench.
Sometimes, when the competition gets
heated, Noah and Horford don't even realize
S they're battling each other for the ball.
"When we're both up there, he usually
gets it for some reason," Noah said, smiling.
Horford muscles out his roommate for
more rebounds, but not by much. Only six,
boards separate the duo for the season.
UF coach Billy Donovan said he believes
part of their success, especially Horford's, is
their go-get-it attitudes.
Donovan has coached his share of re-
bounding greats and said he holds Horford in
the same light as former UF standouts David
Lee, Udonis Haslem and Donnell Harvey.
"He's up there," Donovan said. "What
they all have is the ability to chase balls dut-
side of their area."
The Gators outrebounded Kentucky 35-23
on Sunday, and Donovan said he believes
UF's menacing defense aids the frontcourt's
natural drive and sparks the Gators on of-
SEE HOOPS, PAGE 15
Tim Casey/ Alligator Staff
UF senior forward Chris Richard grabs an offensive rebound during
the Gators' 85-72 win against Kentucky on Sunday.
Six errors doom
UF against 'Fins
By ALEX WEINTRAUB
It was Jimmy Buffet Night at McKethan Stadium
on Tuesday, and apparently the Gators' infield
spent too much time in "Margaritaville."
The group tied a season-high with six errors,
including two costly miscues in the ninth inning of
a 6-5 Jacksonville victory.
"This team has seven or eight new position start-
ers," Catcher Hampton Tignor said. "It's hard, but
it's going to take some time for us to mesh together.
We're all outstanding players,
and that's something that's going
Gators starter Kevin Chapman
pitched only three innings, but
the damage was done in the
A ground ball trickled through
second baseman Cole Figueroa's
Tignor legs into right field, allowing the
winning run to cross the plate.
The game did not look good for the Gators from
The Dolphins jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the
first, taking advantage of a couple of UF miscues.
Chapman, a freshman, only gave up two runs -
one unearned but was on a strict inning count.
"We were looking to get nine to 12 quality outs
of Kevin," McMahon said. "Then we wanted to go
to our bullpen and give them some time because a
lot of those young men have not pitched as much as
we would have liked for this point in the season."
UF would even the score in the third inning with
two runs, one on a Bryson Barber sacrifice fly and
another on a Jon Townsend infield single.
Figueroa broke up the 2-2 tie in the fifth inning
Son a two-run bomb that cleared the right-field
The ball -ended up bouncing across Stadium
SEE BASE, PAGE 15
LaPorta ignores pain, stays hot at plate despite ankle injury
By MIKE MCCALL
It takes a lot more than a bum ankle to slow down Matt
When UF's senior first baseman slipped on second base
and rolled his left ankle Feb. 23 against Kent State, the
Gators' future opponents heaved a sigh of relief.
Their optimism was short-lived, however, as LaPorta
misse4opnly two games and has returned in full force, bat-
"[LaPorta] works so hard in all phases of the
game to help bring his teammates through."
UF baseball coach
ting .455 in the five games since his injury.
UF's Monday night loss to Jacksonville was no exception,
as LaPorta was 1 for 2 with two walks and a home run that
put the Gators ahead 5-2 in the fifth inning.
"He works so hard in all phases of the game to help bring
his teammates through," Coach Pat McMahon said. "He's a
very competitive young man, and he means so much to our
LaPorta ranks third or higher on the team in five of-
fensive categories and leads the Gators in batting average
(.432), walks (11) and slugging percentage (.841).
SEE LAPORTA, PAGE 15
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*1998: Pitcher Matt McClendon al-
lows a school record 12 runs against
Alabama in a 12-7 loss. The Gators
rebounded and went on to win the
Southeastern Conference title.
EThe UF women's tennis team became
the fifth Gators squad to be ranked No. 1
this season. UF has three players ranked
in the top 100 of singles play, and the
doubles tandem of Megan Alexander and
Diana Srebrovic chime in at No. 31.
EThe UF men's basketball team be-
gins the Southeastern Conference Tour-
namenton Friday in the quarterfinals
against Georgia or Auburn. Complete
preview coverage will be in Friday's