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VOLUME 100 ISSUE 115 we inTorm. rou ueciae. THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 2007
Despite war, ROTC morale high at UF
Cadets say they want to serve their country
By BRITTANY DAVIS
Fifteen hands soared in the air
after U.S. Air Force Capt. Scott
Norman asked his 18 cadets if they
looked forward to being deployed.
The enthusiastic response was
not surprising to Norman, who
said morale is high despite slipping
public approval of the Iraq war and
George W Bush's 35 percent ap-
Since the United States invaded
Iraq in 2003, UF's three ROTC
programs Air Force, Army and
Navy/Marine Corps have main-
tained requirements for eligibility
have suffered no shortage of willing
participants, ROTC officials said.
Air Force cadet Maureen Hartney
grew up in a military family, so she
quickly found her niche with ROTC.
As a freshman, Hartney took classes
in Chinese, and she plans to take
Arabic as well.
Student "Those are areas of
r1e nt high involvement, and
(the military) needs
people who can speak the lan-
guage," she said.
On Tuesday and Thursdays,
Hartney and her fellow cadets
exercise on campus at 6 a.m. She
spends Thursday afternoons shout-
ing instructions to less-experienced
cadets. One of those afternoons,
Hartney took a break from bark-
ing orders to chat with Norman.
SEE ROTC, PAGE 4
City slows while
By NICOLE SAFKER
Alligator Contributing Writer
With the exodus comes ultraviolet light, fewer fresh
cookies, and empty dance floors.
When students leave the city for Spring Break, some lo-
cal merchants flourish, while others flounder.
Melissa Sprague, manager of Planet Beach, a tanning
salon on West University Avenue, said her location actually
experiences a large increase in business in the weeks leading
up to the break. And during the break, nonstudent custom-
ers bolster business, she said.
"We tend to stay pretty steady (during Spring Break), just
not slammed like we are now," she said.
She attributes the prebreak rush to many students' at-
tempts to build up a base tan before they hit the beaches.
But for those in the supermarket business, Spring Break
doesn't bode nearly as well.
"We tend to stay pretty steady (during Spring
Break), just not slammed like we are now."
manager of Planet Beach
Todd Gregory, assistant store manager of the Piblix in
Butler Plaza, said his store not only experiences a drop in
sales during the break but has also been losing business this
week because students are opting to clean out their refrig-
erators instead of buying more groceries.
He said in anticipation of the sales drop, store depart-
ments that sell perishable goods, such as the bakery, don't
produce as much to prevent waste.
Lt. Keith Kameg, spokesman for the Gainesville Police
Department, said GPD actually increases patrols during
the break. He said officers' focus shifts from responding to
crimes to preventing them.
Even though GPD's Party Patrol receives virtually no
SEE BUSINESS, PAGE 4
UF senior Kevin Phillipson attempts to lift 260 pounds Wednesday night during a bench-pressing competi-
tion held in the Southwest Recreation Center.
Student muscles his way to gym win
* 40 LIFTERS COMPETED.
By IAN KOSLOW
Alligator Contributing Writer
The court usually filled with bas-
ketball players was packed with a
different set of athletes Wendesday
night at the Southwest Recreation
UF's annual Bench Press
Competition boasted about 40 com-
petitors and bleachers full of fans.
UF alumnus Long Nguyen, 23,
stole the show by winning the un-
der-175-pounds weight-class divi-
sion for the fifth consecutive year.
"This is Long's competition,
and everyone else just tries," said
Nick Clayton, the assistant direc-
tor for fitness at the Department for
Recreational Sports. "People try to'
bulk up to the next division so they
won't have to go against him."
Nguyen, who weighs 152
pounds, said it felt great to bench
press his personal record of 365
"I had adrenaline running
through me," he said.
UF senior Bryan Kelley, presi-
dent of the Gator Powerlifting club
at UF and head judge for the event,
was pleased with the turnout of
about 60 spectators.
* With a daunting
back slate between
UF and a third
straight SEC title,
the Gators will
need some help
from Walter Hodge
(right) and their
bench. See story,
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VOLUME 100 ISSUE 114 ISSN 0889-2423
"Women in Developing
Ham Museum, 5 p.m.
UF Model United Nations hosts.
a celebration of International
Women's Day with speaker
William Shilling of the
Gainesville chapter of the U.N.
Spoken Word and Poetry
Orange & Brew, 6 p.m.
Special guest Amir Sulaiman,
who has- been featured on
HBO's "Def Poetry," performs.
Health Science Center, Medical
Sciences Building Auditorium,
The College of Medicine's
Chapman Humanism Honor
Society presents the one-man
play "Ball" by playwright and
testicular cancer survivor Brian
Plaza of the Americas, 11 a.m.
Dolls will be made to send to
children in Africa.
Fire burns down home
A Gainesville woman and her
two dogs lost their home but es-
caped with their lives Wednesday
morning when a fire destroyed
their Southwest 13th Street resi-
At approximately 4 a.m.,
Gainesville Fire Rescue and
Alachua County Fire Rescue
responded to a call made from a
nearby gas station, Gainesville Fire
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sometimes without warning.
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The house, located at 3926
SW 13th St., was completely en-
gulfed in flames, she said.
Firefighters entered the
house and tried to extinguish
the flames, but the situation
soon grew too dangerous, she
said. They then attacked the fire
from outside until it was extin-
No one was injured.
The Florida State Fire Marshal's
office is investigating the cause of
the fire, which is still unknown.
The house did not have any work-
ing smoke detectors.
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THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 2007 E ALLIGATOR, 3
Latina life shown
By STEPHANIE DOWLING
Alligator Contributing Writer
A spotlight shone down on
four Hispanic women as they
performed 11 monologues for an
audience in the Reitz Union Rion
"Soul Latina: Dancing in the
Mirror," a theatrical performance
by Latin Flavored Productions
Multicultural multiracial, mul-
Affairs tiethnic, sexual
gender issues for an audience of
about 75 on Wednesday night.
Linda Nieves-Powell, the writ-
er, director and producer of the
performance, was recently named
one of the 100 most influential
Hispanics by Hispanic Business
Magazine. Her shows have been
performed at more than 125 col-
leges and universities since 2001.
In a phone interview, Nieves-
Powell said although her charac-
ters are all Latinas, the issues she
writes about-are very universal.
"It just happens to have a Latin
flavor," she said.
Leticia Martinez, director of
UF's Institute of Hispanic-Latino
Cultures, asked Powell if she could
add identity and sexual orienta-
tion issues especially for the UF
"You never expect a play-
wright to actually adapt her play,"
Martinez said but Nieves-
Nieves-Powell said she has
wanted to include more sexual
orientation issues in her perfor-
mances, especially after recruiting
three lesbian actresses.
"I go to my actors for advice
on how to deal with these issues
sensitive? y,' she said.
The evnt was hosted by the
institute a id co-sponsored by sev-
eral other student organizations,
including Lambda Theta Alpha,
the nation's first Latin sorority.
"People treat racial minorities
and women differently because
of gender or color of skin," said
Lola Bovell, the president of the
sorority's UF chapter. "It is impor-
tant that organizations on campus
bring these performances to UF to
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Antonia Marrero performs a monologue Wednesday night in the Reitz Union Rion Ballroom as part of
"Soul Latina: Dancing in the Mirror."
Profs say students should set sights beyond Wikipedia
By KIMBERLY FULSCHER
Alligator Contributing Writer
Daffy Duck had a hand in secretly selling
guns to Iran in the 1980s.
At least that's what a teaching assistant
in UF's history department learned while
Jeff Demsky, who recently received his
doctorate in U.S. history from UF, said stu-
dents risk being misled if they use the online
encyclopedia, which can be edited by any-
one with an Internet connection.
Blatant inaccuracies, such as the one
involving Daffy, are what caused the his-
tory department at Middlebury College in
Vermont to ban students from citing the Web
site in academic work last month.
"There's subtle misinformation, and
there's just outright preposterous mistakes,"
Demsky said about the Web site.
UF doesn't have a policy like
Middlebury's yet because not enough fac-
ulty have complained about the Web site
being a problem, said Danaya Wright, the
chairwoman of the Faculty Senate and a UF
professor of law.
"Therefore, the policy, as with other is-
sues, is to leave it up to the teachers," Wright
However, Anita Spring, the chairwoman
of the Faculty Senate's Council on Academic
Policy, Curriculum and Structure, wrote in
an e-mail that the council might look into the
issue this semester.
The council oversees the Senate commit-
tees that regulate academic policy.
The Middlebury policy allows for stu-
dents to use the Web site for background
information, and one UF professor agrees
Louise Newman, an associate professor
of history, said she thinks students should
be able to use the Web site recreationally to
check simple facts like dates and names.
"In my own view, it's no more problem-
atic than any other online source," Newman
said. "My own approach would be to edu-
cate my students on credibility."
"There's subtle misinforma-
tion, and there's just outright
UF teaching assistant
Newman said she thinks students rely ,n
the Internet too much, taking its content at
facevalue. Students should research beyond
the Internet with peer-reviewed journals
and sources, she said.
Wikipedia, which was created in 2001,
hosts more than 6 million articles in 250 lan-
guages, the Web site states.
Though some UF faculty discourage the
use of Wikipedia in research papers and
formal class writing, some admit to using
Wikipedia from time to time.
"I agree with any and all efforts to limit
the spread of misinformation," Demsky
said. "In fact, I've dedicated my whole ca-
reer to that idea. But, I also acknowledge
that I visit Wikipedia from time to time."
And while some students use Wikipedia
as a source, some say they only use'it for
"My teachers won't accept Wikipedia as
a credible source because anyone can change
an entry," said Monica Roman, a UF market-
"So I use it for fun things like when
(Stephen) Colbert tried to change the defini-
tion of elephant," Roman said.
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Some cadets are upset by local war protesters, while others ignore them
ROTC, from page 1
Behind her camouflage hat and
sturdy glasses, she smiled brightly
as Norman cheerfully deemed her
one of his most dedicated cadets.
Later, as she walked home from
class, Hartney explained she doesn't
"If you're in ROTC, you get kind
of excited about it," she said. "It's
a unique experience that you get
to share with the military, and it's
something you get to take with you
the rest of your life, which is great."
"We don't think about it
as dying. We think about
it as a chance that we'll
get to do what we want to
do, which is to serve our
Air Force cadet
The gruesome realities of war
don't deter her.
"We don't think about it as dy-
ing," she said. "We think about it
as a chance that we'll get to do what
we want to do, which is to serve our
The number of cadets in UF's Air
Force ROTC have fluctuated over
the past 10 years peaking at 140
in 1998 and reaching its lowest point
with 83 students in Fall 2001, just
before the Sept. 11 attacks, an e-mail
from Norman stated.
Norman said the yearly fluctua-
tions depend on the program's bud-
get and UF's academic standards.
"We have a number of stu-
dents who inquire about attending
AFROTC at UF, but they are not ac-
cepted to the school," Norman said.
Those who come to UF discover
a liberal town where many disagree
with the war. But Hartney said oth-
ers' opinions don't concern her.
"It doesn't affect me because I
don't do it for other people," she
said. "I do it for what I believe in.".
However, not all ROTC students
are so thick-skinned. Some are an-
noyed or even outraged by those
who speak out against the war or
against Bush. Army ROTC cadet
Bethany Catob said she is bothered
when she hears people bash Bush or
say the war is a mistake.
"The opinions of other people
don't change our opinions," she
said. "But if people don't support
you, it's sad."
When she wears her uniform, she
often feels other students look at her
"People aren't exactly mean
to ROTC students, but you can
tell people hold contempt for the
military just by the way they look
toward you or act toward you," she
Ben Ruffner, a former Army
ROTC cadet who is now an officer,
is annoyed when protesters stand on
"It upsets me because those are
the very people that we are going to
Iraq to serve for, and they are going
to be the first ones there when we
get back to tell us we were wrong,"
he said. "If I had it my way, I'd say
that should be against the law. I'd
say that's treason."
In contrast, Ruffner said some
Gainesville residents show their
support. For example, when he's in
uniform, people often thank him for
serving the country.
Once, a grateful man paid a
$60 lunch bill for Ruffner and his
friends. .The four were wearing
ROTC uniforms at La Napolera, a
restaurant in Orange Park, when a
man told the soldiers he supported
"Five minutes later the waiter
told us the gentleman had paid for
our food," Ruffner said. "I didn't
even get to thank him."
Norman said most people don't
join for the glory. They join because
they feel they have a duty to their
. Though officials insist that dedi-
cated students are plentiful, former
Army cadet Veronica Armbruster
said it was hard to find interested
students when she recruited for
Army ROTC last semester.
"I went to every cub, organiza-
tion or class that would have me,"
she said. "There really wasn't much
Based on her observations,
Armbruster senses that disapproval
of the war in Iraq discourages stu-
dents from joining the Army ROTC.
"It's a long war to tangle with,
and that bears down on a public's
patience," she said. "It wears on our
Some ROTC students have
strong political opinions, but many
say it's not their place to worry
Navy Lt. Roy Wilson said inter-
est in Navy ROTC hasn't declined
because most of his students want
a military career and would not be
swayed by the political atmosphere.
Navy cadet Thomas Gruber said
he is in the Navy to do a job and not
get involved with politics.
"It is only my job to follow the
orders of my superiors," he said.
U.S. Army 1st Lt. Ben Ruffner stands poses on the Army ROTC floor in Van Fleet Hall.
GPD shifts focus from Party Patrol to property patrol during Spring Break
BUSINESS, from page 1
calls over the break, Kameg said extra officers
are assigned to patrol deserted neighbor-
"The criminals know when Spring Break
is also," Kameg said, "and we make certain
when people are out of town for the week,
that if things look out of the ordinary, this is
thetime that you want to catch them."
Treniss Evans, owner of Jewells Billiard
Club & Lounge in downtown Gainesville,
said the absence of students translates into a
lack of "party people" clogging the downtown
He does not cose his bar
Around because he does not want to
who spend time there play-
ing pool, but said he realizes why many other
club owners do. For many student-dominated
clubs, owners can lose money just by opening
the doors on a slow night by paying a secu-
rity staff, bartenders and even the electric bill.
"If I had a nightclub in this town," Evans
said, "I'd cose it and go on vacation, no ques-
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Pants to go before highest court for campaign case
* AN SG COMMISSION
By JOANNA BLAZ
The Pants Party will go before
the Student Government Supreme
Court today to appeal a recommen-
dation to disqualify Pants' lone win-
ner in the Spring elections.
Justices will hear arguments
from representatives for Pants and
for John Clayton Brett, the former
student senator who filed com-
plaints stating the Pants campaign
had violated SG elections law, Chief
Justice Jessica Gavrich said.
The SG Elections Commission,
which has already heard the com-
plaints, sided with Brett and referred
the matter to the court.
The court will likely issue a de-
cision Friday, Gavrich said. If the
justices agree with the commission,
another hearing will be held to de-
cide whether Alan Passman the
sole Pants senator-elect will be
disqualified. Consequently, the vali-
dation of the newly elected senators,
originally scheduled for this past
Student been postponed
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didate Bruce Haupt said although
he won't attend the hearing, he feels
confident Passman won't lose.
After complaints from Brett, a
Gator Party supporter, the commis-
sion filed a cease-and-desist order
against Pants, ordering them to stop
handing out "I Voted" stickers. After
Pants refused to comply, the com-
missioners held a meeting Feb. 28 in
which they decided that the stickers
are campaign material, and because
they weren't registered properly, are
The commission ruled that Pants
violated a part of the SG elections
codes that states candidates can't of-
fer incentives to students in order to
influence their vote.
Rosemarie Clouston, who will
represent Pants, said the party is
being prosecuted for the wrong
"The 'I Voted' stickers don't rep-
resent a benefit to anyone," she said.
"The poll workers would have been
handing out campaign material....
Clouston said she will be appeal-
ing the commission's decision.
Jesus Suarez, who will represent
Brett at the hearing, was unavailable
for comment Wednesday.
SHCC awards scholarship in memory of student's passion
SHCC awards scholarship in memory of student's passion
By JOEY CHINDAMO
To some who knew him, Gareth Kerr was
a selfless advocate for UF students, passion-
ate about student health care and his role as a
In honor of Kerr, a former UF environmen-
tal engineering senior who died last April,
the Student Health Care Center has created a
scholarship for students like him.
The Gareth Kerr Memorial Award is in-
tended for "unassuming, selfless students
who work hard to promote health," said Jane
Cullen, the director of nursing at the Student
Health Care Center.
Students have until 4 p.m. Friday to submit
their applications to the SHCC. Each nominee
must be a full-time student, have at least a 3.0
grade point average, and demonstrate a com-
mitment to health and helping others, a press
Cullen said the SHCC, where Kerr worked
on the Student Health Advisory Board, decid-
ed to create the award because faculty thought
it was the right thing to do.
"He was a very special young man," Cullen
said. "Gareth was very quiet and unassuming,
but he was very passionate that UF students
had good health services."
Even though Kerr was an engineering
"Gareth was very quiet and
unassuming, but he was very
passionate that UF students had
good health services."
director of nursing at the Student Health
student, he had an intense passion for health,
"When he spoke, what he said made so
much sense," she said. "It was about discuss-
ing health issues and how pertinent they were
to the student body. He had a mature way to
sum it up. He just had a very keen sense of
Kerr was also a member of the Student
Senate, where he worked very hard on behalf
of students, said Student Body President John
Boyles recalled one conversation he had
with Kerr during Student Government elec-
tions that showed Kerr's character.
"We were talking about some issues and
had a nice discussion about it," he said. "After
that discussion, his comment to me was,
'You're not as bad as I heard you were.' He
was always very much straight to the point,
blunt and honest I really appreciated that
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True or false?
Wikipedia could be all of
Sikipedia.org is a great resource. With just a couple of
clicks, we can quickly learn factoids about our favor-
ite celebrities, the cities we dream of visiting and how
to make the perfect margarita. It's also a good place to turn to
when studying it can help define key terms in a snap, and it's
a decent starting point for research papers.
But some students take their Wikipedia use too far. It's one
thing to use the Web site for data collection, but citing it in pa-
pers is a no-no for many professors. And rightly so. Just because
it's on Wikipedia doesn't mean it's true the site can be altered
by anyone who can access the Internet. Who really wrote that
article on igneous rocks? A world-renowned geologist, or some
15-year-old kids with too much time on their hands?
This has led to the term "Wikiality," as coined by Stephen
Colbert, of "The Colbert Report." That's reality determined by
majority rule rather than fact. And if you happen to click on
the wrong Web page at the wrong time, you may not even get
Wikiality you may read total nonsense. Colbert sometimes
asks his viewers to change certain articles, only proving his
So it's no surprise that the Middlebury College's history
department has banned Wikipedia as a source for its students'
papers. It may seem extreme, but we can't help but agree. UF's
Faculty Senate may look into a similar embargo.
If you're a college student, you should know how to do
research. The problem, however, isn't confined solely to
Wikipedia. There are Web sites on every topic imaginable
- and sometimes it can be hard to discern what's true and
what's false. If you want to create a reputation for yourself as
someone who knows how to properly research something an
important skill for just about anyone it's best to stick to cred-
ible sources that can't be changed by any random idiot.
t's an American tradi-
tion. Every March, the
Girl Scouts set up shop at
Publix and Wal-Mart, ped-
dling their delicious wares.
Yes, its Cookie Season. But if
the National Action Against
Obesity group has its way,
the tasty treats will tempt our
tummies no more.
President MeMe Roth says
selling cookies goes against
the Girl Scout mission of pro-
moting healthy lifestyles. The
group advocates that all civic
organizations should drop
junk food as fundraisers.
But what is Roth we
can't help but notice she bears
a striking resemblance to con-
servative pundit Ann Coulter
- doing about grocery stores'
aisles of cookies, candies,
chips and soda? What are a
few boxes of Thin Mints and
Samoas once a year compared
to Chips Ahoy and Cheetos
24/7? Besides, the cookie
makers took a step toward
making the cookies less un-
healthy by eliminating trans
fats from the cookies this year.
Girl Scouts also offers sugar-
free cookie options.
At least Girl Scout cook-
ies support a great cause. If
we're going to load up our
bodies with empty calories, at
least we can feel good about
teaching girls service and
leadership skills, rather than
padding the pockets of the
& Johnson conglomerate.
And there's something
to be said about kids who
subsist solely on McDonald's
Happy Meals and Snickers
candy bars: Bad parenting is
Perhaps the National
Action Against Obesity
should attack the root of the
problem, rather than a branch
- a branch that produces tan-
a l the independent florida
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Tolls are less taxir
spring Break is nearing (Cancun!) and there's an
important issue to address before we hop in our
cars and head home, wherever that may be.
If you drive a car on Florida's highways particularly
if you're driving through Orlando you should own an
E-Pass or SunPass.
I've tried to think of an excuse for why people who
drive through tolls at least four times a year nearly
everyone would not purchase an E-Pass, and it was
like trying to find an excuse for Donald Trump's hair-
This is not a plug for E-Pass or SunPass. It's a plug
for common sense.
You'd think that non-E-Pass owners let's call them
Cash Payers or CPs for short would have no affect on
E-Pass owners such as me. I can go through the fast lane
while CPs exchange filthy money with the tollbooth
guy in the slow lane, right?
Wrong. CPs clog up my fast lane and negate the fact
that I had the foresight to purchase an E-Pass and they
didn't. Let me explain.
Here is a common situation: I'm cruising down the
Florida Turnpike, listening to Pink Floyd's "Money,"
when all of the sudden a green sign appears: "Toll
Traffic begins to accumulate the way it does at a
merging point or an accident, and cars jockey for posi-
tion hoping to get in the toll lane with the booth worker
who has the fastest hands. I merge to the left the "E-
PASS Only" lane thinking I'll fly by the traffic.
But there in front of me, as if for the sole purpose of
ruining my day, are selfish CPs abusing the E-Pass lane
to get ahead of other CPs. Then they put on their right
blinker at the last moment stopping the entire flow
g with an E-Pass
to sneak back into the regular
The latest SunPass lanes fork
Soff to the left, avoiding the traffic
caused by CPs. You can glide by
at 70 mph. If you've driven south
Todd Portnowitz on the Turnpike recently, you
firstname.lastname@example.org have encountered tollbooth con-
struction. That's because they're
converting all of their toll-booth
lanes to favor electronic payment.
An E-Pass or SunPass is a $25 investment. You can
buy them at Publix, rest stops, anywhere, really. You
add money online the way you would to a checking
account, and you can even set it up to replenish itself
whenever it runs low.
The only fee is the initial $25 for purchasing the con-
traption and then the occasional battery. When you pull
into the rest stop for that midpoint Starbucks, rather
than spending $25 on a regular coffee, buy an E-Pass.
According to the E-Pass Web site, an old-fashioned
tollbooth moves 380 to 680 vehicles per hour, compared
to an E-Pass lane, which collects tolls from more than
1,800 vehicles an hour.
I dream of the day when everyone pays tolls elec-
tronically. Imagine: No more stuffing your hand in be-
tween the seat and the center console in search of greasy
nickels and dimes, only to come up with french fries.
Officials predict that 90 percent of us will be paying
tolls electronically within this decade. You might as
well get in the fast lane now and save your time and
my time in the mean time.
Todd Portnowitz is a junior majoring in English. His
column appears on Thursdays.
The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator.
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Official stance on pot changes over time
Dan Burrough's observations regarding
licit and illicit substances were articulated
very well. The societal burdens created by
use and misuse of alcohol, tobacco and
pharmaceuticals far outweigh those created
by marijuana use.
He was also correct to note that the "gate-
way" theory supported by public health
professionals and echoed by public policy-
makers has been disproven time and again.
Interestingly, we've all watched argu-
ments in support of marijuana prohibition
change many times over the decades.
During the 1930s, the message was,
"Marijuana causes insanity." In the past
five years, we've seen the Office of National
Drug Control Policy fund public service
messages indicating that marijuana use
supports terrorism, causes hit-and-run
automobile accidents and leads to teenage
A recent ad targeted toward parents con-
cluded: "Marijuana: It's more harmful than
we all thought." The latest ad, however, is that children are the ones experiment-
backtracked and indicated that use of mari- ing with marijuana. The harmful effects of
juana would not make one insane, criminal marijuana are not debatable and increase
or pregnant, but that "nothing" would hap- exponentially in developing children.
pen. Users will supposedly waste their lives Marijuana is a gateway drug. I have seen
in their parents' basements playing video every one of my friends who experimented
games while life outside passes them by. with marijuana move on to harder drugs
One need not look far to find hypocrisy such as crack, cocaine or heroin. Can the
in federal government, particularly in the same thing be said for alcohol or tobacco?
case of marijuana policy. But it is interesting Just last year I lost a good friend to a
to see other members of the D.A.R.E. genera- heroin overdose, something I am sure Mr.
tion begin to question the foundation upon Burroughs has never experienced. I will
which prohibition stands, never use drugs again and hope that our
Heath Wintz government, which has the responsibility
UFalumnus of ensuring all drugs are safe, will never
do something as stupid as legalizing mari-
U U juana.
Marijuana use may lead to harder drugs
Dan Burroughs' column on legalizing
marijuana has some good justifications, but
there are two main flaws in his argument.
Every adult has the right to choose what
goes into his or her body, but the problem
N 0 .
SG should try harder to contact director
The circumstances surrounding Chomp
the Vote have really made my friends and
me question the quality of our student lead-
ership. Stories of how successful Chomp the
Vote was in previous years seem more like
fairy tales if this year serves as a barometer.
We have been saddled with not only a direc-
tor, but also a Student Government adminis-
tration that seems not to care.
Hannah Hillman hasn't fulfilled her
responsibilities as the director of Chomp
the Vote. President Boyles and SG lobby
coordinator Jason Lutin's lack of urgency
concerning the efficiency of Chomp the Vote
are also a concern. I understand Mr. Lutin
is busy, but if he hasn't been able to make
contact with Ms. Hillman since November,
then he must be using- smoke signals. A
quick, search shows Ms. Hillman has been
quite active on Facebook and in her sorority.
We need to let our SG know that we demand
action and accountability for the failures of
Chomp the Vote.
'Sticker-gate' resembles upcoming Supreme Court case
A s a political junkie, I
followed the Student
Government elections last
week with interest. College elec-
tions are a fascinating petri dish,
with the hubris of those candi-
dates who feel their right to lead
is divine the ambitious sorts
looking merely to pad their re-
sume and the honest reformers
genuinely interested in duty.
Whatever a student's thoughts
on SG or politics in general are,
it's important to engage in intelli-
gent discourse when voicing con-
cerns. By boycotting the process
or engaging in juvenile stunts,
students marginalize their influ-
ence and ensure that their sugges-
tions won't ever gain any traction.
Elected officials cater to their vot-
ing base supporters and detrac-
tors. Those who don't vote out of
apathy or attempt to distract from
the election find themselves and
their concerns ignored.
That's why I find the story of
William Foster so troubling. By
passing out the "I Voted" stickers
as a protest against the election,
he merely provided a distraction
and added scandal to the proceed-
Protest can take many forms,
of course. However, there's a dif-
ference between legitimate protest
and ill-conceived stunts.
One upcoming U.S. Supreme
Court case, Morse v. Frederick,
deals with just this issue. In 2002,
a high school student in Juneau,
Alaska, unfurled a banner that
read, "Bong Hits 4 Jesus" during
the Olympic Torch relay, and he
James Hagan was sus-
Speaking Out ended for
policy on advertising drugs. The
student sued, claiming the ban-
ner was a form of protest and that
his First Amendment rights were
Rogue Supreme Court or not,
it's hard to imagine advocating
that Jesus taking a toke qualifies
as any sort of political statement.
The same goes with the Foster
case. It's telling that in the same
week the world remembered one
of the greatest protests in his-
tory the civil rights march from
Selma to Montgomery one of
the biggest stories on campus was
about stickers being handed out
to depress voter turnout. Protest
has a come a long way unfortu-
nately in the wrong direction.
Most distressing is the ineffec-
tiveness of the act. I'm sure Foster
has rational reasons for disliking
the SG elections, but students are
better served by hearing those
reasons and engaging in informed
debate rather than cheap tricks.
Handing out those stickers did
not educate students one way or
the other about the election, nor
did it highlight problems in SG.
It only jeopardized the results of
a Senate seat.
While it is unknown whether
the rather poorly named Pants
Party was involved in Sticker-
gate, I would hope that a political -
party would realize that depress-
ing voter turnout, unless you
know for a fact they're voting for
your opponent, is counterintui-
Students and critics fed up
with SG have legitimate ways
to improve the process, such as
petitioning UF, writing to the
Alligator or running for office.
The best change comes from those
who attempt to improve some-
thing, not those who attempt to
By passing out those stickers,
Foster merely managed to get his
name in the paper, take up others'
time and cast the election results
No political statement was
made and no changes will be
made as a result of this event. As
a protest, it was a failure. But as a
publicity stunt, it was a success.
James Hagan is an SFCC student.
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as a nymphomaniac. Visit between two Jewish boys. in Sunrise provides a op-
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of the film. Hippodrome Friday. of music.
When it comes to the opposite sex, v
S all have our types. Tall, short, blond, br
nette, athletic, funny. Girls, in particul
can get very specific with these. One of
* friends always goes for pretty-boy surfer
with tight bodies. Another goes for qui
nerdy guys, while yet a third obsesses 6v
* Jewish boys and their "Jew-fros."
I tend to go for dirty guys. Not rau
chy, obscene boys, but the ones who do:
* seem to enjoy bathing. It's a running jo
between my friends
that Ill be into T- '
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the one in a tattered, tiJle ki
greasy, always disheveled hair framing
untrimmed beard completing the I-
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of my appearance and personal hygie
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who needs three hours to get ready, bt
occasionally enjoy putting on some ma]
up, wearing a dress and curling my h
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of me but I do lke to feel attractive. \V
then. am I into these guys?
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-u- was a junior in high school. In an institu-
ar, tion ruled by American Eagle polos and.
ny Abercrombie & Fitch cologne, I found my-
ers self drooling over an unkempt skater who
et, owned two pairs of Wal-Martjeans. He and
rer his friends even joked about how dirty he
was, and he often called himself a "filthy
n't I learned that aside from his apathy
ike about appearance, he was very motivated
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S"1' than a year.
I find- these guys
to be very intriguing.
his Typical pretty-boys can get boring; life's
re- more interesting with someone who's a
es- little bit different. In a society that's so fo-
cused on appearance, there's nothing hot-
ise ter to me than someone who doesn't care
ne. about being trendy.
girl There's one problem. Besides being
it I indifferent toward what's en vogue, my
ke- beloved dirty boys are often unconcerned
air. about having a girlfriend.
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h\,. what I can't have, and that's why I'm inter-
ested in these boys. She says I "play it safe"
by choosing hard-to-catch guys because of
a tear ot conumTtmirnt.
Nla\be she's right
I've got to hand it to advertisers.
For the most part, they have excellent
taste in music, especially when it comes
to car commercials. But if you think that
only mainstream pop stars are running
the ads racket today, you're wrong.
"I Turn My Camera On" by Spoon
was used by Jaguar. Nissan used "Set
You Free" by The Black Keys. M.I.A.'s
"Galang" was used by Honda, and
Cadillac replaced Led Zeppelin with
"Your Hand in Mine" by Explosions
in the Sky.
The coolest car company, however,
has to be Saturn. It has consistently
used great music, the most notable one
probably using M83's "Don't Save Us
from the Flames," which, ironically, is
about a car crash. Other Saturn artists
include Bloc Party and The National.
Car companies aren't the only
ones getting into the indie marketing
spirit. Hair products-are game, with
L'Oreal using Franz Ferdinand's "Do
You Want To" (even though band
members said they weren't going to
use their music for ads). And Gamier
is still using Junior Senior. Target used
the Magnetic Fields in one of its ads,
and Geico used Th' Legendary Shack
Shakers in one of theirs.
While it's good that these relatively
lesser-known bands are getting some
prime-time airplay, I have. to wonder
what drawbacks might exist.
Some may be quick to point the
sellout finger right away, but that's
not fair. These bands are not backed
by corporate labels that chur out
Nickelback single after Nickelback
single. They earned the right to be on
TV because they make good music.
That being said, these artists do run
the risk of having their music totally
transformed by or associated with the
For example, whenever I hear
"Desert Rose" by Sting, I instantly
think of the Jaguar car commercial it
was used in.
Most troubling to me, is hearing
Of.Montreal sing "Let's kick back for
the moment / Toss all your worries in
the air 'cause you'll forget them when
you're.there / Let's go Outback tonight
/ Life will still be there tomorrow."
These are lyrics from the Of Montreal
song "Wraith Pinned to the Mist
(And Other Games)," changed for an
Outback Steakhouse commercial.
I understand that indie musicians
don't make a lot of money, but I still
find it unsettling when bands change
existing songs specifically for commer-
cials. Talk about ruining a song.
But I forgive Of Montreal. I think
bands should be able to sell their music
for ads so they can continue to make
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chili Available. Ice cold beer 1023
W Unv 378-4368 Open late on
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The Pontiac Tavern
Featuring an eclectic infusion of
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great steaks & seafood. Join us for
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including a full bar and live music
232 SE 1st St, Downtown, just
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371.7394 www thepontiac cam
The Gelato Company La Fortuna Latin Market
The Gelato Company specializes & Deli
in homemade gelato, sorbets, There's a new Latin store &
paninis, sandwiches, and restaurant in town! Come taste the
salads. We make 20-25 unique Latin American dishes and
flavors fresh daily, ensuring purchase your Latin groceries at
the utmost freshness and wide the same time. Enjoy our daily hot
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downtown Gainesville next from a different Latin country every
to Harry's Live pianist Friday Saturday 125 NW 23 Ave. Suite
and Saturday We caterl #9 We also have Ria Envia (money
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Lve pianist Friday and Saturday Mediterranean
Gourmet Gyros Plus
10 1 W. University Ave 11-10
Leonardo's 706 Mon-Sun 336-5323 We have the
Serving gourmet pastas, best Falafel, Tabouli, Hummus,
California pizzas, fresh hsh, Baba, Grape Leaves & Gyros-beef
steak, chops, salads, and or chicken Fresh smoothie bar
desserts Live jazz 7 30pm & Baklava Pita Bread Bakery at
Monday and Thursday Sunday 2401 SW 13th ST 372-4995. We
brunch 30am featuring sell hookahs, parts, charcoals, fine
brunch 10 30am featuring tobacco and halal meai
international brunch buffet with
never-ending mimosas staying at Mexican
1:00pm Open 5-1 1pm Mon
Saturday. Sunday Brunch 10 Burrito Brothers Taco Co.
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Farah's on the Avenue Presbyterian Studeni Center
A landmark since 1980 Serving Open 7 day s IAM ro IOPM
iuncn & inner in our glass
atrium or dine by our fireplace
Gainesville's premiere Hookah
Lounge. Famous for our award.
winning wings, burgers, steaks.
and gyros. Large mediterranean
menu. Dnnk specials daily Enjoy
our cozy Hookah Lounge We sell
only the finest of pipes, natural
charcoal and premium tobacco
Mon-Tues 1 am-l Opm Wed-Sat
1 lam-midnight. Closed Sunday.
378-5179 1120 W University
Ave Next to Bank of America.
Look for our new location on
Archer Rd. Next to PJ's coffee
3830 W. Newberry Rd. Suite
15 Royal Park Plaza (next to
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rice bowls, noodle bawls, and
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First in Gainesville in a trendy
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prices, we are proud to serve
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You've had the rest, now Iry the
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Loved by Gators past and present
Best homemade salsa in town
Open 7 days a week for lunch and
dinner 1723 SW 13th St Take
out and catering available. Call
Tapas 12 West
Having difficulty committing Let
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of censure Our appeizer-sized
and priced tapas. inspired by
cuisines the world over, will have
you partaking of more than one
dish at a meal. Share orders with
friends and send your tastes on
a world tour We e operated by
award-winning staff of Steve s Cafe
Americain s Courtyard 12 West
A University Ave 377-9468
Erilian'"s Cafe' at SEI1" Ave.,
ir hip downtowvn Gainesville,
offers haute Latin cuisine With
fraditiorsl and original tapatc
and n exciting selection of '
/imported `ines cnd beers.
Perfect foa social and business
gathering Emiliai's can
accommodate large parties,
and reservations are always
accepted Sundowner, daily
From A to 6 p m is a great way
to end your day and includes
2-4-1 sangria and mimosas, $2
imported beers, : price wines by
the bottle, and S I off all tapas.
For the perfect lazy Sunday
try our Brunch from 10 am to
4 p.m and endless mimosas
from 1 to 4 p m Thursday night
is "College Night with great
drink specials each week for
UF and SFCC wth student ID.
For information or reservations
contact us at 352.375 738 1, or
visit www emilianoscafe cam
Book Lover's Cafe
Vegetarian and Vegan cuisine
prepared with all natural
ingredients. Organic food,
smoothies and juices, Amex/
Visa/ATM 10am-9pm. 505 NW
Delicious traditional Vietnamese
cuisine with popular Asian
favories as well Pho, Banh-Cuon
Banh Xeo, Banh Tom Ha-Noi
Enloy great food at great prices
Big new room' Family owned
restaurant Next to Holiday Inn
downtown Dine in or take out
Mon Sat 10.30am-9.30pm,
Sun I I 30am-9pm 374-0934
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Cave diving proves dangerous, exhilarating hobby
ASHLEY MILLS I AVENUE WRITER
yan Meyer spotted the en-
trance to the cave.
After a slow descent, he
swam past a sign displaying a pic-
ture of the Grim Reaper. He ignored
its message: "STOP! Prevent your
death! Go no farther."
Meyer giddily entered the dark
The current began to suck him
through the 20-foot cylindrical cave.
The swim, which took him 150 feet
deep and 9,000 feet from the cave's
entrance, was effortless as he glided
with the crystal cear water.
Pointing his light forward, the
visibility allowed him to see 200
feet of the geological masterpiece.
But with his light off, it was totally
dark. The only noise came from the
crackle of his air bubbles popping
on the cave's ceiling.
"It's a whole different type of
dark," Meyer said. "It's true pitch-
black. It's as dark as you can get."
Very few creatures dare to live
this far back. Meyer and his team-
mates were joined on their journey
only by tiny bugs and blind albino
crayfish perched on the ceiling. The
crayfish, startled by the light and
unexpected company, began to fall.
"It's raining crayfish as you're
swimming through some of these
sections," he said. "It's nuts. It's so
much fun, though."
Cave diving is considered one
of the most dangerous sports in the
world. Since 1960, more than 431
divers have died inNorthAmerican
Charles Roop / Alligator
Ryan Meyer, a scuba diver, swims at Ginnie Springs in High Springs.
cave systems, according to the Web
site for the National Speleological
Society Cave Diving Section.
The sport is not designed for the
average diver. Even after 50 hours
of training, instructors can choose
to fail the most advanced divers if
they have the wrong attitude. An
attitude of invincibility is just as
lethal as a tendency to panic.
But for Meyer and thousands of
other cave divers in the world, the
risk is worth the opportunity for a
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chance to explore were no one has
"We're pushing limits beyond
where anybody's been," Meyer
said. "It's just beautiful. There's
nothing to describe it."
Dive Rite, the diving equip-
ment manufacturing company
that Meyer works at, suspects this
tunnel connects two larger under-
ground systems. If Meyer and his
teammates find the connection,
they will have traveled almost 4.5
Call 1-600-741-4le1rfordthlocatio nearest aou.
miles underwater, through places
no human eyes have seen..
Meyer laughed often when he
talked about cave diving. A risk
taker by nature, he likes his motor-
cycles fast, and he goes cave diving
at least once a day.
"You can't help but laugh," he
said. "I mean, it's like, 'What am I
doing here? It's so dumb.' Yet, I go
back. I just can't stop myself. It's a
If you are careless, you may die.
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If you panic, you may die.
"If youT panic, you're going to
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cave diver for the past four years.
"You're going to suck in that water
May has been scuba diving since
he was 12. He is also a former scuba
diving instructor. He believes cave
diving is safe when done correctly.
"I dive rather conservati-ly,"
he said, pointing toward his wife
and children. "I have a lot to live
That's why all cave divers un-
dergo intensive training. Instructors
place divers in emergency situa-
tions to make sure they know what
Cave divers also carry three of
every type of equipment they need.
They only use one-third of their air
supply on the way in so that two-
thirds remain to exit. They always
dive with at least one buddy.
Despite his precautions, May has
experienced a couple of close calls.
During one dive, May squeezed
through a tight space, and he knew
it wotild be tight for the larger man
behind him. As the last buddy
pushed through, he grazed the bot-
tom and pulled up a cloud of debris
As May turned back, he saw a
wall of darkness about to overtake
his dive team. In a matter of sec-
onds, they would be blind.
He had an instant to react, but
because of his training, he instinc-
tively reached out for the line. Even
in the blackness, the line would
lead them to safety.
May and his friends lived be-
cause they remained calm.
"There's no argument. It is a
very dangerous sport," May said.
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Available Aug 1st. Several large older hous-
es nuear UF. Students/pets ok. Year lease.
Low rents. 352-371-9409 3-20-10-2
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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
Avail fall. Less than 1 mi from campus 2BR/
2.5BA. W/D, interest incl. Pool, w/3 conve-
nient bus rts avail. $875/mo. 352-222-4235
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2BR/1 BA in private cul-de-sac. Lots of trees.
Dogs ok. $525/mo. Avail immed. Laundry inc
CUTE 2/1 & 1/1 Apts
$600/mo Walk to UF. AII 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
****1BR APT, $550/moO6O0
Quiet nhood; greenspace, trees, private
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rooms, adorable kitchen, carpeted fans, no
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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
ONLY $430/bedroom! !
Open late! 371-7777
2BR/2BA over 1500 sq ft.
Monticello. Across from Gainesville Heath
and Fitness. Pool, tennis court, clubhouse.
$950/mo. 371-8337 3-21-5-2
in NE Gainesville: Bike to downtown and
campus. Fireplace.- Big yard.. 2BR/1BA.
$700/mo. Call Jackie Davis, 219-3789 3-
Remodeled 900 sq ft clean 3BR/1BA duplex
on quiet NE street. Bike to UF. New carpet/
paint-tile bath & kitchen! CH/AC. Laundry rm
W/D. NS. $895/mo 376-7529, 219-2399 I/m.
1 & 2 Bed Cottages & Apts. $500/MO.
Central AC., WID hookups. Close to down-
town & UF. Cute & MUST SEEI See photos
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352-870-0904, 318-4553 3-21-5-2 -
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 3-21-5-2
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
Frontporch, Laundry in'apt
570 sq ft, 321-946-9955 3-9-17-3
WALK TO CLASS IN MINUTES!
1 BR 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-
AVAILABLE NOW TILAUGUST!
(unfurnished) Large 1BR/1BR in4BR/4BA
apt. Stoneridge Apts on 34th. Rent $361/mo
+ cable and utilities. Call Mike 256-2970 3-
4BR/4BA, $360/each + utilities, nego-
tiable. Great bus, no towing, quiet,.spacious,
washer/dryer & balcony, firstname.lastname@example.org,
Sublease May-Aug. 1BR/1BA in 4BR apt.
Lexington. Female only. Close to UF. Several
bus routes $425/mo incl until. & fum. Call
Kristen 813-601-9285 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 @ email@example.com 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
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. CailApril
14, ALLIGATOR 0 THURSDAY, MARCH 8,2007
$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. Fftmale only. Amy 352-359-2189 3-19-
Subleasing unfurnished 1 BR/1 BA @ 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-table. 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. 1.BR/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
WALK TO CLASS, NOW!
Spacious unfurn. 1BR/1BA
3Blocks from campus behind Swamp
Available NOW till Aug
$470 Call Rick 727-458-9545 3-28-10-3
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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-
Master BR avail in huge home. 2 profs need
mature 3rd. Digital, wireless, W/D, yard serve,
2 bus rts, quiet area. SW G'ville. Avail Mar-
Jul $450 + utils. firstname.lastname@example.org 3-9-20-4
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 !71-3837 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
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
$450iflonth 1/4 Util. 561-756-5368 3-9-
Br & pvt BA available for female roommate
in 12 Treehouse Village condo. Inci 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. $425/mo + 1/3 utils. $300 deposit.
Lease length negotiable. 284-3961 3-19-7-4
2BRs in wing of new 4/3 house, avail now.
BR have deadbolt locks, monthly maid ser-
vice utils inci $525/BR, cable, wireless, park-
ing and on bus line. Club has hot tub, gym.
Lori 305-867-8399 UFGatorHome@aol.com
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
Room for rent $475/mo
all utils, cable, hi-speed internet incl Male
only. Near 43rd & Newberry 256-7227 3-
UF Student needs roommate to share 2BR/
2BA condo 1.5 mile to campus. Steps to
bus/poollgym/com lab. $520. 770-429-3999,
352-381-7362 Private Owner 4-4-15-4
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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.
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Need to buy or sell you home/condo? Call
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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
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Newly renovated 1 & 2 BR units starting
at $99,900 (as-is at $86,900). Steps from
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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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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
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OWN AT COUNTRYSIDE 4/4 CONDO
Tiled living area & kitchen. Owner occupied.
Clean and well maintained. Price $179,900.
Owner is licensed realtor with ERA Trend
Realty. Call 352-870-8459 for details. 3-
Turnkey Condo. Quiet 2BR/2BA renovated
w/fireplace. in gated golf community w/pool,
tennis courts, and more, New wood firs,
carpet & appliances. Asking $158,900. Call
3826 SW 6th PI; $273,500; bamboo & car-
pet; LR; DR; FR w/fireplace; cedar screened
porch. Mary Fletcher, Realtor 352-332-3000
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
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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,
until 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 OWNER/AGENT
WHY RENT WHEN YOU CAN OWN 2
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Brand new 1440 sq ft
RESTAURANT SPACE for sale or lease 3
blocks from UF in beautiful Jacksoo 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
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-
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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 Arredondo, 3BR/2BA, 16'x60',
screened porch. New AC, fridge, dryer (all
warranted) comes wall appl. Lawn mower.
BBQ grill. $3500 (incl tax) + take over $646/
mo lot rent & pmt. 283-8077, 618-204-2853
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If you would like to contribute to building a
home for homeless school children in our
community, please call Ken at 352-339-
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 warrant,. 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 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!
OBeds *Full mattress & boxspring sets $49
Queen sets $89 OSingle 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 full size bed $50 large dresser, solid
wood $75 0 queen size bed $60 SAIWA
stereo w/cd $60 0 old magazines Aero
Digest 1945-1953 over 50 $95 0 335-5326
TWO TWIN BEDS
with head boards in great condition, each for
$85. Call 352-375-6754 3-9-4-6
CASH PAID For Laptops
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l-A4+ Conputer e eeL
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Computer Help FastA+ Computer Geek
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In the market for a new set of wheels or just
looking to add a second to that collection?
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NEW& USED BIKES FOR SALE
WE REPAIR ALL BRANDS
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424 W UNIV AVE (DOWNTOWN)
I For Sale
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Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-538-
2181. Can leave mssg. 4-25-72-10
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UF SURPLUS EQUIPMENTAUCTIONS
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more. All individuals interested in bidding
go to: http://fa.ufl.edulam/surplus/onlinel
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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.
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BECAUSE I MOON H CALL 331-6495 3-
PROLINE POOL TABLE
red felt, leather pockets. Great condition,
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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
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1901 NW 67th Place, 336-1271
NEW website www.NS4L.com
We have moved to a temp. location as we
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art facility. We still have new scooters start-
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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 S.Qper
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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-
*** 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! Only a few
left 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
2004 TANK SCOOTER-
Great condition! $700. Call Stephany
(407) 617-0883- Leave a message
*FAST CASH PAID FOR ANY CAROL
ORunning or not!*
*NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS
*Over 10 yr svc to UF students
*Call Don @ 215-7987 4-25-72-12
CARS -CARS Buy*SellOTrade
Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes
Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars
3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com
CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150
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
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Sun City Auto Sales
Bring W-2s & drive home today
Wide selection of vehicles
$2000 off all financed vehicles 4-25-72-12
JUNK CARS HAULED AWAY!
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MUST HAVE TITLE! METRO GNV ONLY!
CALL DON 215-7987 4-25-72-12
Used Cars Sale & trade
CARS FROM $291MO!
Hondas Chevys 0 Jeeps and more!
$0 Down, 36 Months @ 8.5% apr.
For listings call 800-366-9813 ext 9765
2006 Hyundai Sonata LX
V6. All power. Alloy wheels. Leather, CD,
keyless entry, extra clean. Factory warranty.
17K mi. $15,900 Call 352-514-8580 3-22-
POWER WINDOWS DON'T WORK?
On site available. Call Steve 352-226-1973
. 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.
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
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The job is 100% sales. Modest salary, good
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With resume, send cover letter that must
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for details. 4-25-72-14
Animal Care Tech looking for hard working
person to work w/ reptiles & rodents. Will
train, PT to start with more hrs possible. Start
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between 9-4 M-F. 4-25-72-14
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Students in Accounting, Aviation, Business/
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For gently used brand name
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$Cash on the Spot$ SANDY'S No appt
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No experience necessary, training provided.
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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 NW4th Blvd.
Across from Home Depot. No calls please
POLITICAL CALL CENTER
Phone reps needed ASAP for Political
Campaigns. Base hourly, rate + bonus.
371-5888 ext. 111 or 4112 NW 22nd Dr. 4-
EARN $60 THIS WEEK!
Donate Plasma & Save a Life
Best part-time job you'll ever have
Bring this Ad and Earn an
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DCI Biologicals 150 NW 6th St
0*0 SOCCER COACHES69S
needed for GSA rec and camp youth teams.
Experience required. License preferred for
comp. For info:
firstname.lastname@example.org or 379-5979
Leasing Consultant, PT
Sales & customer service exp.
220 N. Main; 352-375-2152 X301 x301.
E l i Help Wanted
400+ Counselor/Instructor Jobs!
3 Coed Summer Camps in PA.
Travel Paid. Top Salary.
Cool Nights & Warm Days!
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-
I ll Help Wanted
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 email@example.com 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 & Intemet 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.
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.
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.
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S*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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. email@example.com
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
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
TCBY in Tioga Town Center
hiring friendly people. Apply at Newberry
Potential eamings $14-$20/hr! 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
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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)
(test that measures brainwaves)
SPregnancy 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 Shannon
284-2959. ADA'S CLOTHES REPAIR 4-25-
Ladies Be Your Own Boss!!L
Moms Helping Moms Eam Residual
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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-
e sume to email@example.com or apply at 4201 NW
95th Blvd. 3-22-10-14
PT VET TECH
Call 318-1247 Tri-Cotunty 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 6/11/07-8/03107 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: Humran Resources or email:
SEEKING PART-TIME EDITOR
advanced grammar skills, editorial experi-
ence a plus. Rate is $8 per hour. Please send
resume to firstname.lastname@example.org 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
email@example.com 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 email @ firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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 email@example.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
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
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 portions. 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:
Hiring Dishwashers & Expos
at BENTO CAFE 3841 SW Archer Rd. Apply
in person Part time day or night. Starting at
MYSTERY UNCOVERED To Intemet
Riches! No Selling or Inventory. Puts Cash
in Your Pocket in days. 1-800-719-8263, ext
Ben & Jerry's seeks outgoing, motivated in-
dividuals with their own transportation. Must
thrive in a fast paced working environment
and appreciate cleanliness and organization.
Email resumes & class schedule tojen@ain
Entrepreneurial independent salesper-
son to sell the Redneck World magazine.
See www.redneckworld.com email
firstname.lastname@example.org phone 904-724-
5010 NW 34TH Street
Full Time/ Part Time. Sales associates.
Apply in Person. 3-28-10-14
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-
fled under 3 wks! Hands-on exp, no videos.
Day/eve/wkend avail. Next class 3/13/ut.
Class sizes limited. 338-1193 for details.
PERSONAL TRAINING 300
Personal and Group Training
Flexible Scheduling Exclusive Facility
Call for a free workout
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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Naturalization. Richard Ruth, Esq.
352-335-6748 www.ruthlaw.com 4-25-72-15
AWARDS & PERSONALIZED GIFTS -
Plaques 0 Name Badges Cups Etc.
Best Selection In Town
MATH & PHYSICS TUTOR
First hour FREE. 10 years of experience.
Bilingual. Call Francisco at 352-494-8582
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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Custom Posters 0 Exhibits 0 Awards
Top Quality Fast Service Low Prices
Experienced writer and editor. Published.
Class assignments, dissertations, depart-
mental reports, speech writing. 352-336-
0116 or 352-215-9123 3-22-10-15
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Worldclass, pro rock/blues guitar player, new If you would like to contribute to building a
to G'ville, available for private guitar lessons, home for homeless school children in our
Any age/any level. Free 1/2 hour evaluation. community, please call Ken at 352-339-
Call James or Debbie at 352-378-8782 3- 1746. 4-25-29-18
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18, ALLIGATOR N THURSDAY, MARCH 8,2007
THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 2007 l ALLIGATOR, 19
Gators send large pool to NCAA Championships
By SCOTT ROSEN
No matter how many times you've jumped
in the pool, this time it's going to feel differ-
This isn't just any other meet. This is the
meet that matters.
Starting today and running through
Saturday, the No. 6 UF women's swimming
team (10-2, 5-1 Southeastern Conference)
will compete in the NCAA Championships
The team looks to return to the top of col-
legiate swimming after finishing 10th at last
year's meet. The Gators finished fourth in 2004
and 2005. Fourteen members boasting nation-
al or international experience qualified this
year, giving the Gators the fifth-largest team
competing. SEC champion Auburn boasts the
largest group with 20. Senior Ashley Carusone
leads UF with four NCAA appearances.
"We feel like we have a good nucleus of
women that could make us an impact at the
meet, but we can't afford to not be on at all
times," Coach Gregg Troy said. "Right now,
we're not seeded among the best in any
events, but by the same token, we feel that
we're a lot better as a team than what we
showed at the conference meet. We have to be
on all cylinders to be successful."
The team hopes junior Natalie Pike can cap-
italize on her recent successes against Virginia
and Indian River Community College.
Pike, who is competing in the 100-meter
freestyle, 200 free and 200 individual medley,
swept all three events against both schools.
Junior Leah Retrum, who missed 15
months of competition because of shoulder
surgery, has performed strong all season and
owns UF's all-time mark in the 200 backstroke
"We have to use our
people in the right relays,
and we have to swim
good relays the whole
way through to be suc-
cessful," Troy said. "Our
real performers need to
Pike stand up, and our young
people need to do some
things they've never done before. The mid-
dle-distance events are key for us, and Leah
Retrum and Gemma Spofforth will be big in
the backstroke. However, this is a relay meet,
and I can't overemphasize how important the
At the SEC Championships, the team
placed third after entering the swimmingyor-
tion in last place.
It was there that junior Caroline Burckle
swam a 1:01.27 in the 100 breaststroke, good
enough for both the gold medal and the sec-
ond-best time in UF history.
"Intimidation won't be a problem for us,"
Troy said. "We have women with a lot of ex-
perience at this meet, and even the freshmen
have some international experience that hey
can draw on. Swimming in the SEC helps get
you ready for the NCAA meet because the
conference championships are so intense."
Competition begins each morning with
preliminaries at 11 and ends with finals at 7
p.m. The men's championship will be held
HOOPS, from page 20
level, just running the team, run-
ning the floor. He's shooting the
ball with a lot of confidence."
Hodge shoots 56 percent from
the field and sinks 55 percent of
his shots from 3-point range.
While the sophomore con-
tributes with his scoring, Hodge
said it's important to mold to the
"Sometimes you shouldn't
think about a lot of stuff," he said.
"Sometimes you have to score.
Sometimes you have to play great
"You play a different role in
AWARDS ANNOUNCED: Richard
was not the only senior on UF's
roster to be awarded SEC acco-
lades on Wednesday.
For the second year in a row,
guard Lee Humphrey was hon-
ored as the SEC's Scholar-Athlete
of the Year.
In addition to ranking second
in the conference for 3-point per-
centage, Humphrey boasts a 3.68
grade-point average majoring in
"It shows that I've worked
hard on the court and in the
classroom, which is something to
be proud of," Humphrey said. "I
know I'll appreciate that award
UF's junior class was well
represented on the All-SEC teams
voted on by the league's coaches.
Forwards Al Horford, Joakim
Noah and Corey Brewer were
named All-SEC first teamers and
Green made the second team.
Vanderbilt's Derrick Byars
earned Player of the Year honors.
Agent: Scouts say Baker could reach draft's second round
t 'a L' PRO DAY, from page 20
Tim Casey/Alligator Staff
Former UF wide receiver Dallas Baker catches a pass from Chris Leak dur-
ing Pro Day on Wednesday at the Swamp.
mat are wnat you can oDal hawks, saia Monte Kinin,
defensive coordinator for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. "I
don't know if you can coach that; you kind of just have
it. Its what in football you call 'awareness.' He's just
Joining Nelson in an exodus of UF's defensive play-
ers are linebackers Brandon Siler and Earl Everett, cor-
nerbacks Ryan Smith and Reggie Lewis and defensive
linemen Ray McDonald and Jarvis Moss.
Siler, Everett, Smith, McDonald and Moss may all be
drafted on the first day.
"I liked all of them. I'd like to put all of
them in my car and drive them down to
Tampa. It's only a two-hour drive."
Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive coordinator
"I liked all of them," Kiffin said. "I'd like to put all
of them in my car and drive them down to Tampa. It's
only a two-hour drive."
It was a much, quieter day for the offense.
Quarterback Chris Leak participated in throwing drills
but didn't run a 40-yard dash.
Receiver Jemalle Cornelius, the only other signifi-
cant offensive prospect, recorded a 4.35 40 time.
Scouts Inc. draft analyst Todd McShay rated
Cornelius as the No. 27 receiver who attended the
Then there's Baker, who with good height (6-foot-3),
better hands and decent speed, is ranked No. 17.
"He's got what you call 'red-zone traits,'" said Pat
Dye Jr., Baker's agent.
Baker could get drafted at some point on Apr. 28 -
in one of the three rounds held on the draft's first day.
Though his dash time lagged at Indianapolis, he fin-
ishe-d fifth in the shuttle run and third in the three-cone
drill among his receivers group.
"I've heard from scouts that he could go as high as
the second round," Dye Jr. said.
Senior enters national meet injury-free for first time in career
TRACK, from page 20
healthy. The coaching staff decided to hold
out its star from the beginning of the 2007
season in order to keep him fresh for later in
The strategy has worked, as Morrison is
100 percent for the first time in a while.
"Mike has always gone into the national
championships with some type of injury,"
said UF coach Mike Holloway "This is the
first time he has been healthy and we like his
With the youth and inexperience of his
teammates this season, Morrison has also
taken on the role of leader.
-. "I want to lead by
example," Morrison said.
"I like to show the guys I
Track & Field mean business and set the
tone for the meet."
Just having Morrison around is reassuring
to the three freshmen and two sophomores
accompanying him to nationals.
"Seeing what he has done in the past, you
know he is going to show up and do well,"
freshman Calvin Smith said. "And that gives
the rest of us confidence." ->
When asked what he intends to accom-
plish, Morrison spoke without hesitation.
"I am going in there to win the long jump
title," he said, "and also do well in the high
With Morrison focused and finally healthy,
this just might be his year.
"Mike is a great competitor," Holloway
said, "and we would like to see him gi out
with a bang."
THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 2007
UF MEN'S BASKETBALL
Gators need bench
boost for tourney
By JENNA MARINA
Alligator Staff Writer
Four years after winning
Florida's Mr. Basketball, senior
Chris Richard picked up the
first individual award of his
The forward was recog-
nized as the Southeastern
Conference's Sixth Man of the
Year on Wednesday.
"I never knew that they had
one for the SEC, so it was kind
of surprising," Richard said.
"I was never really into indi-
"I'd like to win a national
He averages 5.7 points and
3.4 rebounds but has stepped
up in the past few weeks.
In three of UF's last four
contests, Richard has been the
second-leading scorer, averag-
ing 12.7 points.
The Gators (26-5, 13-3 SEC)
are going to need more of the
same from Richard and the
rest i UFL s bench as they hope
to play a grueling three-day
stretch in the SEC Tournament
"They're going to be key,"
point guard Taurean Green
said. "We need everybody to
contribute for us come tourna-
ment time. Anything can hap-
pen. Any of the starting five
can get into foul trouble.
"They have to come in and
Guard Walter Hodge did
that against Kentucky, scoring
15 points on perfect shooting.
"I was never really into
individual awards. I'd
like to win a national
U F forward
"I feel pretty comfortable
with my shot," Hodge said. "I
just do my best."
UF coach Billy Donovan
usually works Hodge at the
point during practice, where
he leads a team comprised of
the freshmen and Richard..
During games, though,
Hodge plays both the point
and shooting guard.
"Walter's been develop-
ing,"' Green said. "I said at
the beginning of the year he's
probably our most improved
player, the way he's playing
out there with his confidence
SEE HOOPS, PAGE 19
Tim Casey/ Alligator Staff
UF sophomore guard Walter Hodge goes up for a layup dur-
ing the Gators' 85-72 win against Kentucky on Sunday.
Morrison jumps at chance for NCAA title
* THE INJURY-PLAGUED SENIOR
HAS NEVER WON AT NATIONALS.
By DAVID CHAUNCEY
He was within reach of his first indi-
vidual national title.
He had made the finals and knew he
could win, but the injuries were too many
and the pain too great. He had to drop out.
That was the last time Mike Morrison
was at an NCAA Championship meet. He
wants another shot and is going to get it
at this weekend's NCAA Indoor Track and
Field Championships in Fayetteville, Ark.
"It would mean a lot to win a title,"
Morrison said. "It would mean all the hard
work paid off in my senior year."
Morrison is one of the most decorated
track and field athletes in UF history.
In 2006, he became the
second man to sweep the
high jump and long jump
titles at the Southeastern
Conference Indoor afid
Morrison is a 13-time
the UF record. He is also
the first athlete since 1957
to win the SEC outdoor high jump and long
jump titles in the same meet and the first
ever to win three consecutive SEC outdoor
high jump titles outright. But an NCAA
championship has eluded the senior.
"Ithas been a crazy four years," Morrison
said. "I have truly witnessed the ups and
downs of track and field, from the victories,
to the losses, and all of the injuries."
Most of the downs in Morrison's ca-
reer have come from injuries. Last year,
Morrison dealt with ankle problems, foot
and lower back injuries, a hamstring strain
and a bilateral hernia.
Nevertheless, he fought through the pain
and made the NCAA finals but was forced
to withdraw from the event because of his
Morrison had surgery during the off-
season and appeared to finally be getting
SEE TRACK, PAGE 19
By LOUIS ANASTASIS
Alligator Staff Writer
Several days ago, at the urging of
mother Lolita McGraw, Dallas Baker
checked into a New Smyrna Beach
The former Gators receiver had a
Wednesday afternoon, amid a
crowd of NFL scouts and coaches at
UF's Pro Day, Baker ran the 40-yard
dash in 4.47 and 4.53 seconds.
The times were a significant im-
provement from the NFL Combine in
Indianapolis where he was timed as
slow as 4.62.
"I was actually kind of dehydrated
(today), but I wasn't
going to let anything
like that stop me," said
SBaker, who is still recov-
Football ering from the flu.
But Baker was hardly
the most impressive performer.
Of UF's numerous NFL prospects,
junior Reggie Nelson likely sealed a
spot in the first round of the draft.
The All-American safety ran the 40-
yard dash in the 4.3-second range and
excelled in interception drills and in the
Nelson had dinner with Jacksonville
Jaguars representatives Tuesday night,
said Hadley Engelhard, Nelson's agent.
Jaguars coach Jack Del Rio, secondary
coach Dave Campo and vice president
of player personnel James "Shack"
Harris were present at the Swamp on
Jacksonville holds the No. 17 pick in
April's NFL Draft.
Nelson has a private workout
scheduled with New England Patriots
coach Bill Belichick today, Engelhard
But Nelson has drawn the interest of
"There are a lot of good players
SEE PRO DAY, PAGE 19
MSEC Tournament: Alabama vs.
Kentucky, Sun Sports, 1 p.m.
ISEC Tournament: Auburn vs.
Georgia, Sun Sports, 7:30 p.m.
Big East Tournament
N1984: The UF men's basketball team
falls to Tennessee 80-74 in the Southeast-
emn Conference Tournament. The Gators
season ended 6 days later in the National
Invitation Tournament vs. South Alabama.
E LSU women's basketball coach Pokey
Chatman resigned Wednesday. She's led
the Tigers to two Final Fours since taking
the job in 2004. She'll finish out the sea-
son and then pursue other opportunities.