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VOLUME 100 ISSUE 141 H We Inform.You Decide. MONDAY, MARCH 19, 2007
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By JESSICA DaSILVA
Just more than a week ago, Christina
Pitcher and Ashley Renee Mills, both 22,
were two UF students excited to spend
Spring Break at the beach soaking up sun
at Pitcher's home in Pompano Beach.
But on the nearly five-hour drive
south from Gainesville on March 10, the
two women died after a crash in St. Lucie
County, when Pitcher's
Special sport utility vehicle was
Report rear-ended by a car.
Both women were
airlifted to Holmes Regional Medical
Center in Melbourne, where they were.
pronounced dead, said Lt. Perry Allen
of the Florida Highway Patrol. Neither
were wearing seat belts, he added.
Their two roommates at the Royal
Village complex, Ashley Glenn, a 22-
year-old UF alumna, and Meghan
Connor, a UF animal sciences senior, said
the two were excited about their trip.
Glenn said the two of them over-
packed, with Mills bringing seven pairs
of shoes with her.
Mills was a journalism senior, and
Pitcher was a rehabilitative sciences
Before leaving for the break, the four
said their goodbyes even though they
planned to meet in Pompano Beach four
days later, Glenn and Connor said.
"It's weird to look back on things
they said before leaving," Connor said.
Glenn agreed. She said Pitcher
washed all the dishes except for the
George Foreman Grill, which she hated.
"Its weird because before she left
she said, 'I'm going to leave that Geor;ge
Foreman dirty forever,"' Glenn said.
Pitcher's -boyfriend, Caleb Poynter,
22, who was in the passenger seat, suf-
fered severe brain trauma and was in a
SEE DEATHS, PAGE 10
* Despite an offen-
sive explosion, the
UF baseball team
still dropped two of
three games this
The Gators are now
See Story, pg 18.
Gators defeat Boilermakers, advance to Sweet 16
By JENNA MARINA
Alligator Staff Writer
NEW ORLEANS Forward
Joakim Noah is taking every game in
the NCAA Tournament personally. He
plans to stand up to anyone who dares
derail his plans to repeat.
"It's yours against mine," he said.
"Your heart against my heart. Your
livelihood against my livelihood, and
SI don't want to go anywhere."
The Gators are staying put for the
time:being after defeating ninth-seeded
Purdue 74-67 in the second round
The win followed a record-setting
112-69 victory against Jackson State in
the first round Friday.
Sunday's victory was not as easy
as the Gators duked it out with the
Boilermakers, whom several UF play-
ers called the most physical team
they've ever faced.
"We knew it was going to be a grind
all game long, and I feel like our guys
wanted to be a part of that," forward Al
Horford said. "We wanted to grind."
Forward Corey Brewer and Horford
led the team with 17 points each and
combined for 17 rebounds.
Because the game was so tight, the
duo exhibited more emotion than usual
when they converted big plays.
Tim Casey/ Alligator Staff Brewer almost accidentally knocked
UF forward Joakim Noah blocks Purdue forward Carl Landry during the Gators' 74-67 out players on Purdue's bench with a
against Purdue in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Sunday. SEE HOOPS, PAGE 19
Student spends break in lap of luxury
* HE HIT LAS VEGAS AND CRUISED
TO THE BAHAMAS.
By JESSIE COLEMAN
Editor's note: This is the first of a three-
part series on how students spent their Spring
At the beginning of Spring Break, David
Sinopoli sipped a Red Bull and vodka mix
out of a sparkling and intricately cut glass.
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"To do it big, to do it the right,
way, you've got to spend that
kind of money."
Social Studies co-owner
At the end of the week, he slurped a pifia
colada from a coconut.
When choosing between a high-energy
nightclub party-fest or a lazy beach get-
away for his break, Sinopoli, a public rela-
tions senior, opted for both. He started his
Spring Break marathon on March 9 in Las
* A rash of reality shows
centered on dance com-
petitions has a number of
Gainesville residence rush-
ing onto the dance floor at
studios around town. See
story, pg. 5.
Vegas and finished the week lounging on
the beach in the Bahamas.
Sinopoli's three-day trip to Las Vegas
consisted mostly of research the kind
that requires pulsating music, head-bop-
ping, arm-waving and $15 drinks. One
night, he paid $700 just to sit at a table in
a nightclub about $695 more than most
Gainesville clubs charge.
Sinopoli, who co-owns Social Studies, a
Gainesville promotions and entertainment
company, often visits trendy night clubs
and bars like the ones in Las Vegas to get
SEE BREAK, PAGE 9
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SHO Supporting Our Soldiers
Reitz Union Colonnade, 10 a.m.
The Student Honors
Organization shows support
for American troops stationed
African Film Series
Reitz Union Auditorium, 1
The Black Graduate Student
Organization offers free screen-
ings of African films. The festi-
val will continue Tuesday.
CSE Bldg., Rm. E121, 4:05 p.m.
UF's food sciences and human
nutrition department presents
"The Role of Mitochondrial
Decay in Nutrition and
Prevention of Cancer and
Chronic Disease" with doctoral
student Liang Guo.
Hippodrome Theatre, 7 p.m.
UF's Asian Studies Program
presents "Kids Return," part
of the Japan Foundation Film
Court rules against Pants
The Student Government
Supreme Court ruled that the
Pants Party violated SG election
law in the spring elections but
hasn't determined how the party
- and its lone victor will be
The penalties the party faces in-
dude the possible disqualification
of Pants' Alan Passman, who was
elected to the Student Senate.
The party's fate will be decided
in a meeting Tuesday, the court's
Chief Justice Jessica Gavrich said.
It will be held at noon at the Levin
College of Law's library.
According to the court's opin-
'on, released March 12, the five jus-
tices agreed with the SG Elections
Commission, which determined
that Pants violated an election
code by handing out "I Voted"
stickers to students, some of whom
hadn't actually voted. The justices
believed these stickers influenced
The code states that no candi-
date should give any benefit tostu-
dents that could influence votes.
The court also agreed that Pants
violated other rules because the
stickers were "unauthorized cam-
paign material," according to the
The opinion states that the "I
Voted" stickers should be consid-
ered campaign material because
they were handed out to "satirize
the current practices of Student
Government and to further their
stated platform that 'SG SUCKS.'"
It also states that the stickers
weren't authorized as campaign
material because they didn't
contain the words "paid political
John Clayton Brett, a former
student senator and a Gator Party
supporter, brought the complaints
about Pants' use of the stickers to
Gator won 44 of the 47 open
Senate seats and all three executive
positions in the elections.
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MONDAY, MARCH 19, 2007 t ALLIGATOR, 3
Local activists join in national anti-war protest
By DOMINIQUE McPHERSON
Alligator Contributing Writer
A latex-faced president de-
manded to be impeached on a lo-
cal street corner this weekend.
Joining thousands of other pro-
testers nationwide, about 20 anti-
war activists made their stand on
the corer of Southwest 34th Street
and Archer Road on Saturday.
UF agricultural engineering
professor Dennis Shuman, showed
his disapproval for the president
and the Iraq war by wearing a
George W. Bush mask and saying,
"Please impeach me before I hurt
many more people," to passing
"Who knows if this will make a
difference," he said, "but at least I
The protests in Gainesville and
nationwide coincided with the
four-year anniversary"of the U.S.-
led invasion of Iraq in 2003.
The local protesters said they
couldn't make it to Washington,
D.C., but still wanted to show
their support for the national day
The group of mostly middle-
aged people drew both cheers and
jeers from passing cars.
One man shouted, "Dirty hip-
pie, get a job!" from his car win-
dow at Joe Courter, a protester and
a founding member of the Civic
Holding signs reading "Honk
for peace" and "Bush is an inter-
national terrorist," the group of
mostly independent activists stood
in the cool afternoon for nearly
two hours while people honked
their car horns, revved their en-
gines and yelled at them from the
"Who knows if this will
make a difference, but at
least I tried."
While the majority of people
passing the protest showed ap-
proval, some motorists held up
their middle fingers to the protest-
ers as they-passed.
One woman recycled her sign's
slogan from one used during pro-
tests for the Vietnam War nearly
half a century ago: "War is not
healthy for children and other liv-
Some of protesters hold signs
regularly every other Tuesday
and Thursday on the corer of
University Avenue and Northwest
13th Street and on the corer of
Southwest 34th Street and Archer
Several plan to hold another
protest on Tuesday at the same
There will also be a student-
led protest on the Reitz Union
Colonnade at 1 p.m. on Tuesday.
Charles Roop/ Alligator
Michael Canney, a co-chairman of the Alachua County Green Party, holds up a sign and shouts during a
protest against the Iraq war Saturday on the corner of Southwest 34th Street and Archer Road.
Kerry to hold forum at UF
By JOEY CHINDAMO
Sen. John Kerry will host a town hall
forum on UF's campus Thursday, and stu-
dent tickets for the event will be available
Accent, UF's speakers bureau, is spon-
soring the event, which will be held in the
University Auditorium at 3 p.m.
UF students and faculty can pick up the
free tickets at the Phillips Center for the
Performing Arts with a Gator 1 Card be-
tween noon and 6 p.m. Tickets for the gen-
eral public will be available on Wednesday
at the Phillips Center from noon to 6 p.m.
Andrew Brown, chairman of Accent,
said the overwhelming demand to attend
comedian Mo Rocca's January visit to UF
prompted the need for tickets.
Although the auditorium only holds
867 people, it was chosen as
On a venue because of schedul-
Catmpus ing conflicts, Brown said.
Instead of delivering a stan-
dard speech, Kerry wanted to have a town
hall-styled forum with students, Brown
"(Kerry) wanted to have a dialogue
with students," he said. "Discussions are
more productive than the straight lecture."
Kerry is not being paid for his appear-
ance, Brown said.
Mayor gives birth to boy
* HE IS HER SECOND CHILD.
By DREW HARWELL
Alligator Staff Writer
Telling himhe's the heir to Gainesville's
throne would be overdoing it.
A goo-goo-gah-gah should suffice.
Mayor Pegeen Hanrahan, 40, with
husband Tony Malone present, gave birth
to their second child on Friday.
The baby, Quinn Joseph Malone, was
delivered at 4:19 p.m. at North Florida
Regional Medical Center, said Debra
Hireise, Hanrahan's executive assistant.
"He's beautiful," she said about the
baby. "Quinn's been an absolute angel."
His birth was a relief to Hanrahan and
Malone, Hireise said. The 9-pound, 2-
ounce baby was about two weeks late of
his initial due date March 3.
"Babies that come late are a little bit
more done," Hirneise said.
She added that Hanrahan's other child,
an 18-month-old girl named Evyleen, was
born a week and a half before her due
Himeise said she
Expects Hanrahan may
be back to her may-
oral seat in City Hall in
about 4 to 6 weeks, al-
though the mayor has
made .herself available
by phone whenever
Hanrahan she's needed.
Gainesville native, earned UF degrees in
sociology and environmental engineering
before being elected mayor in 2004.
Hanrahan and Malone, a civil engi-
neer, met in 1995. The couple married in
2003 and gave birth to Evyleen in 2005.
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the following Advisory Boards for the 2007-2008 academic year:
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The Recreational Sports Advisory Board assists with operational policies of the Recreation-
al Sports Division, including determining fees and usage of the Student Recreation and Fit-
ness Center, the Southwest Recreation Center, Lake Wauburg, Sports Clubs and Intramurals.
Deadlinefor application: March 23
Student Health Advisory Board (SHAB)-
SHAB is the staff-student committee which provides the Vice President for Health Affairs
advice concerning policies and procedures of the Student Health Care Center.
Deadline for application: April 2, 2007
Stephen C. O'Connell Center Advisory Board:
The Stephen C. O'Connell Center Advisory Board provides recommendations to the Vice
President of Finance and Administration regarding the operational policies anrd use of thet
Stephen C. O'Connell Center including financial charges to users, types of events, ..h .nl
of events and yearly calendar.
Deadline for application: April 4, 2007
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Machen, committee suggests dropping early decision
* THE DEADLINE WOULD BE
By JOEY CHINDAMO
UF President Bernie Machen
wants to get rid of the university's
early decision admissions program,
and a committee of UF's highest
governing body agreed at a meeting
on March 9.
The Board of Trustees'
Committee on Educational Policy
and Strategy recommended a new
system with only one deadline for
future applicants to the university.
The current system has three dif-
ferent application deadlines early
decision, regular decision I and
regular decision II.
The early decision deadline is
typically in early October, and the
regular decision deadlines are in
November and January, respec-
Applicants applying early have
to enter into a binding contract with
the university that requires them to
attend if they are accepted. They
also must withdraw their applica-
tions to other colleges if they are
Of the 15,935 freshman ap-
plicants for the fall 2006 semester,
4,462 applied with the early deci-
sion option, according to university
UF Of those,
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UF admits 6,600 students total
to each freshman class, said Zina
Evans, UF's director of admissions.
The proposed deadline for
applications would be in early
November, and applicants would
receive the university's decision by
February, Evans said.
Evans designed the recom-
mended policy with Provost Janie
Fouke and said the current policy is
hampered by limitations.
"Students are only allowed to
apply in the context of one of those
deadlines, so they're only compet-
ing against that pool others who
have applied to the same deadline,"
Evans said there isn't an oppor-
tunity for the Office of Admissions
to review the entire pool of appli-
cants and "make some sound deci-
sions about admissions based on the
quality of the entire pool."
Evans described the current
system as "anxiety-producing" for
applicants because the perceptions
about the different deadlines' ac-
ceptance rates can influence which
deadline they choose.
The recommended plan would
not only allow applicants more time
to put together their applications,
but also allow them to use their
December SAT and ACT test scores,
If the plan is adopted, it won't be
unique to UF. Evans said November
application deadlines are in place at
the universities of North Carolina at
Chapel Hill, Virginia and California
UF student attacked while working at adult store
By JESSICA PONN
A 21-year-old UF student is recovering
from major blood loss and a throat laceration
after a Gainesville man cut her with a razor
knife on March 9.
According to a police report from the
Alachua County Sheriff's Office, the victim was
working at the adult store French Addiction
when 20-year-old Kevin E. Williams, a store
customer, violently attacked her.
Williams entered the store, located at 819
W. University Ave., and asked the victim
questions about CDs located in the back of the
store, according to the report.
When the victim went to retrieve the CDs,
Williams shoved her into a bathroom in the
rear of the store, according to the report.
"I screamed at the top of my lungs," she
said in an interview Sunday. "I screamed and I
screamed and I started fighting."
The victim hoped that since the store's door
was propped open, someone might hear her
cries for help and try to rescue her.
She said she believes Williams did not ini-
tially intend to cut her but was surprised by
After Williams forced her to start taking
off her clothes, he abruptly walked out of the
bathroom. Before fleeing the store, he warned
the victim that he would
kill her if she tried to leave,
according to the report.
It is unclear why he fled,
but the victim has a theory.
"Looking at me and see-
ing me bleed really freaked
him out," she said. "He
Name didn't know what to do. He
just felt like he had to get
out of there."
The victim left the store after she felt safe
and began asking pedestrians to help her.
She suffered major blood loss and was tak-
en into emergency surgery at Shands at U.
Two witnesses, along with a surveillance
camera from a nearby Taco Bell, identified
Williams as he ran from the store.
He was arrested at 11:30 p.m. and charged
with attempted murder and attempted sexual
After authorities read Williams his rights,
he admitted to'the crimes, according to the
Store owner Mary Jane Brunel said the
incident was the first time an employee had
been victimized in the 22 years she has been
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Reality shows inspire rhythm quest among locals
* A UF PROFESSOR IS AMONG
THOSE WHO'VE CAUGHT THE BUG.
By YUDISLAIDY FERNANDEZ
Alligator Contributing Writer
Janice Edge said she doesn't mind the
one-hour drive to Gainesville because when
she arrives she gets to attend her evening
The Putnam County resident, who had
no prior dance experience, was motivated
to take dance classes after watching ABC's
"Dancing with the Stars." In the show, celeb-
rities are paired up with professional dancers
for a chance to win a competition. Its new
season premieres tonight.
Edge, 58, has been attending Imperial
Dance.Studio, on 34th Street, for a year. She
takes classes three to four times a week.
"I like the bolero, cha-cha, waltz, rumba
- those are my most favorite," she said.
After watching "Dancing with the Stars,"
she got the bug for dancing and contacted lo-
cal dance schools. She called several studios
in the area, and Imperial Dance Studio owner
Maria Alvarez was the only one to reply.
During the day, Alvarez serves as a senior
financial aid officer at UF and in the evenings
as a dance instructor to students who have
been coming to her venue for more than two
decades to let loose.
Alvarez took over the establishment in
1981 and for almost three decades has been
teaching those who claim to have two left
At 13, Alvarez immigrated to the United
States from Cuba during Operation Peter
Pan, an effort to bring children of Cuban par-
ents who opposed communism to the United
States, and she knew since then she wanted
to be a dancer. In 1969, she made Gainesville
her home. Soon after, encouraged by her
friends, she opened up her own studio.
About 50 students attend the ballroom
dancing group lessons offered Mondays,
Tuesday and Wednesdays. In ballroom
dancing, students learn the techniques and
patterns of smooth and Latin dance styles.
UF students can also take some of the
studio's classes as leisure courses, which are
noncredit classes offered each semester.
"Dancing takes time and money, but it
brings pleasure to people," she said.
Since she's opened the studio, Alvarez
has seen dance trends come and go just like
fashion fads, she-said. In the '70s, "Saturday
Night Fever" brought bell-bottoms and
trouser suits to the catwalk and disco moves
to the dance floor. Then, "Grease" revived
poodle skirts and leather jackets and gave
swing a boost in popularity at dance clubs.
The current trends are salsa, merengue, waltz
and tango, Alvarez said.
UF math professor David Groisser has
been taking lessons for 18 years. He always
thought dancing looked neat in the movies,
and after taking his first lessons he discov-
ered he really liked it.
"Dancing takes time and money,
but it brings pleasure to people."
Imperial Dance Studio owner
Groisser's dance preferences have
changed with the years. The waltz and the
cha-cha, a flirtatious dance made up of triple
steps and rock steps, have been at the top of
his list. But the foxtrot, a dance based on a
pattern of quick and slow steps, has recently
become his favorite.
After years of dancing, Groisser still con-
siders himself a student. He said he is still
not comfortable with some steps, but years of
practice have helped him improve.
He said shows like "Dancing with the
Stars" are increasing dancing's popularity,
but he said the program often uses music that
is not appropriate for a specific style.
"They are picking songs that are not ap-
propriate for that particular dance," he said.
"For me, I love songs that say, 'I have to dance
cha-cha to that song.'"
Other networks are experimenting with
the dance-show formula. Fox has "So You
Think You Can Dance," NBC has "Grease:
You're The One That I Want" and the
Spanish-language network Univision has
a show called "Bailando por un Suefio"
(Dancing for a Dream).
Unlike the shimmering, revealing dresses
women wear on theTV shows, the attire at
local studios is casual clothes and dancing
shoes that provide support and comfort.
Erin Scarcelli, a UF math graduate student,
has been taking dance classes since August.
She said the jazz techniques she learned
performing with her high school's color
guard have helped her learn dances such as
the cha-cha and the tango.
"You really have to learn how to anticipate
a step and be receptive," she said.
The beginning was difficult for Scarcelli,
23, who felt she was counting and stepping
instead of dancing.
"I'm always afraid about falling, but I
have not fallen yet," she said.
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UF should ditch early
Most of us had already skipped town to hit the beaches
and the bars, but for UF administrators it was busi-
ness as usual the Friday before Spring Break. The
UF Board of Trustees met to discuss ending its early decision
Currently, UF has three application deadlines: early deci-
sion, regular decision I and regular decision II. It divides up
6,600 seats for incoming students between these three groups.
That means that some strong applicants might not be accepted
if they are in the pool with stronger students even though
they may have been accepted if they'd been in one of the other.
But Zina Evans, UF's admissions director, and Provost
Janie Fouke proposed a new policy that would have just one
application deadline in November. Then, all the applicants
would be competing against all the other applicants.
Of course, that's a plus. But there are a plethora of other
problems with early decision, so we're glad UF is working to
get rid of it.
Early decision at UF is binding, which means if someone
is accepted, he or she is bound by contract to attend UF.
And students learn if they've been admitted before they are
given a financial aid package. One reason Harvard University
is eliminating its early action policy next year is to level the
playing field for lower-income applicants. Several other uni-
versities followed suit.
It only makes sense for UF to do the same. Sure, our uni-
versity is not as pricey as Harvard. But all students should
have an equal shot at acceptance, regardless of their financial
situation. And UF is a pretty selective school only about a
quarter of it's applicants are accepted. More top universities
should eliminate this policy to show they are serious about
equality for all applicants.
And applyingearly doesn't increase your chances of being
accepted all that much. Only a little more than a third of in-
coming class is admitted early and only about a fifth of UF's
applicants apply early. What's the point of keeping a program
designed to give students an edge in the admissions process if
it really doesn't do that?
In fact, some argue that if a student isn't of the highest
caliber, applying early may actually hurt his or her chances of
being admitted. Often, the students who apply early already
have very high test scores and they apply early because
they don't need to take the tests multiple times to boost their
And that leads to another problem: Because the deadline is
earlier than regular decision, students who apply early have
less time to take the SAT and ACT. Some students may miss
out on an opportunity to boost their scores. The proposed plan
would allow all students equal time to take these tests, which
would make the applicant pool more competitive.
Plus, students who apply early but aren't admitted often
have to make a mad rush to meet application deadlines for
other schools. Many students may feel pretty confident that
they'll be admitted, but when they aren't, it's devastating.
How hard would it be to send out applications just days after
you've found out you were rejected from your top choice? We
doubt it would be a walk in the park.
We hope UF follows through with its plan to eliminate ear-
ly decision. A one-deadline program would make the entire
admissions process more fair for all students, and UF would
have the strongest possible freshman class.
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insider protesting's consequences
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students for a Democratic Society has organized a war
protest to be held tomorrow. It hopes students cam-
puswide will leave their classrooms at 1 p.m. to gather
on the Reitz Union Colonnade. According to the group's
blog, dozens of universities across the country will follow
The number of opponents of the war in Iraq seems to
increase every day. Many draw comparisons between it and
the war in Vietnam and lament the lessons we've forgotten
from that trying episode in American history.
The day before a college campus war protest seems like
the perfect time to bring to light a lesson from Vietnam that
most of us never learned.
Bui Tin was a North Vietnamese colonel and a cose fam-
ily friend of Ho Chi Minh. He accepted South Vietnam's
surrender after the United States' forces left. Sick of com-
munism by 1990, Tin decided to move to Paris to live in
In a Wall Street Journal interview, Tin said, of the anti-
war movement in America, "It was essential-to our strat-
egy," and that "through dissent and protest (America) lost
the ability to mobilize a will to win."
Tin quoted Nguyen Chi Thanh, a former general of the
North Vietnamese Army, as saying, "America is wealthy
but not resolute."
Once it was evident from protests that the sentiment in
America turned against the war, Tin said, "We realized that
America had made its maximum military commitment to
the war. ... We had stretched American power to a breaking
Our anti-war demonstrations can actually encourage the
other side to keep fighting.
We would also do well to heed the words of another
important figure from the Vietnam era. David Horowitz
helped organize the first campus demonstration against the
war at the University of California, Berkeley, in 1962. He is
now a conservative pundit.
In a 2001 column, he said the
first effect of the movement was
to "prolong the war" by giving
'. hope to the otherwise hopeless
-. North Vietnamese army. The pro-
tests demonstrated the Americans'
Patrick Barrett 'desire to withdraw, which would
firstname.lastname@example.org make the North Vietnamese vic-
Horowitz said the second result
of the anti-war movement he helped create was South
Vietnam's descent into communism. This "resulted in
the imposition of a monstrous police state, the murder of
hundreds of thousands of innocent South Vietnamese, the
incarceration in re-education camps of hundreds of thou-
sands more, and a quarter of a century of abject poverty."
In this way, protesters looking to end the war may have
instead contributed to Vietnamese suffering for several
The issue is not your right to protest but the responsibil-
ity associated with that right. While public dissent should
always be legal, it is not always wise. Carefully consider the
practical outcome of any demonstration before you join.
No matter how you feel about this war, protesting it
now will only make it last longer. The insurgents in Iraq
would not keep sacrificing themselves if they held no hope
of victory. They draw that hope from the American anti-war
There is a time for protest. But this war has already start-
ed, and we can't change the past. Young people just like you
and me are already over there fighting. Do not harden the
resolve of their enemies. Do not prolong this war. Do not
participate in tomorrow's protest.
Patrick Barrett is a junior majoring in Russian. His column
appears on Mondays.
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Before UF's Greek community
took off for Spring Break, it packed
into a bowling alley and a down-
town dance club to raise money for
There was standing room only
at the Kappa Delta Sorority's sec-
ond annual Shamrock and Bowl
on March 8. More than 40 teams
representing Greek chapters com-
Georgia Buckhalter, Kappa
Delta's president, said more than
$10,000 was raised for Prevent
Child Abuse America, a national
organization that works to stop
child abuse and neglect.
Steven Schneider, a
Greek member of Tau Epsilon
Speak Phi Fraternity's team,
said the event was his
favorite Greek philanthropy so far.
"This event has been a lot dif-
ferent than others I've been to in
the past," he said. "This place is
packed, and I'm having a great
time supporting a good cause."
The Tau Kappa Epsilon
Fraternity held its "2 Step" line-
dance competition and step show
with members of UF's National
Pan-Hellenic Council, a group of
predominantly -black sororities
and fraternities, at Mojitos on
Andrew Shapiro, Tau Kappa
Epsilon's president, said 11 teams
competed and more than 350
More than $2,500 was raised for
Alzheimer's disease prevention
and Project Haiti, an organization
that provides medical assistance
for the country's children, Shapiro
He added that he was im-
pressed with the event's success in
its first year.
"I thought it was great to see it
succeed the first time we did it," he
said. "It's good to raise awareness
for these kinds of causes."
He said the competition and
step show were unique because
the two Greek councils the
National Pan-Hellenic Council
and the Interfraternity Council,
which his fraternity belongs to
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with NPHC was something differ-
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ideas for new clubs in Gainesville.
Sinopoli's three-day market
research trip, which included club
expenses, hotel stay, airfare and
food, cost about $2,000, an expense
he will file in his taxes as business-
"To do it big, to do it the right
way, you've got to spend that kind
of money," Sinopoli said.
Sinopoli's research began at
PURE Nightclub, but his real
findings occurred the
Student second night, at the
_-_ -" nightclub Tryst in the
Wynn Las Vegas ca-
At the cub, Sinopoli was bom-
barded with new ideas while his
eyes darted back and forth between
elegant red crushed velvet couches,
extravagant lamps and mirrors
on the walls. On the patio near
the dance floor, tables were set up
around a 50-foot waterfall.
"It was so detailed," Sinopoli
said. "It seemed like they hand-
A line of about 600 people
crowded the club's entrance, but
Sinopoli and his friends skipped
ahead because they had made res-
Marc. Adam, a UF alumnus
who graduated in December, went
with Sinopoli, his roommate, to
Tryst. Adam had been in Las Vegas
before, but it was his first time at
"It was high-energy," Adam
said. "It was crazy. But for Vegas,
this was the classiest place to go."
Although Sinopoli can still envi-
sion the velvety couches and the
gigantic waterfall, the end of his
night at Tryst is blurry. The same
haziness clouds his first night at
"Around 1:30, 1:40 (a.m.), usu-
ally that's your peak of partying
and drinking in Gainesville, but
at these places it's really just the
beginning," Sinopoli said.
Most of Sinopoli's nights ended
at 5 or 6 a.m., when he returned to
his $600-a-night hotel room at the
Venetian Resort Hotel Casino, a
room he shared with two friends.
After a short recovery in his
bed, he spent most of the afternoon
lounging by the pool. He said even
the trip from his room to the pool
was an adventure, one he could
choose to take by gondola. Canals
flowed throughout the hotel, which
resembed Venice, and residents
could ride to their destinations by
boat. With restaurants, shopping
and other entertainment, the hotel
was an attraction in itself, he said.
"You get lost a lot, so I ended
up exploring not by choice," he
After about eight hours of sleep
over three high-energy days in
Las Vegas, Sinopoli flew back to
Gainesville, took a quick nap, re-
packed his bags and left Tuesday
for a cruise to the Bahamas.
The cruise, which cost $1,500 for
Photo courtesy of David Sinopoli
David Sinopoli, left, Marc Adam, center, and Colin Johnson, right, enjoy the pool at the Venetian Resort
Hotel Casino in Las Vegas. Sinopoli spent the first part of his Spring Break in Las Vegas searching for
ideas to bring back to Gainesville clubs.
Sinopoli and two friends, included
a five-hour boat ride to and from
the Bahamas and a three-night
stay at the Westin Grand Bahama
If the Las Vegas trip was re-
search, the Bahamas was recov-
ery He spent the first day in the
Bahamas sleeping and recharging.
"We went out to dinner, laid
around, I got a massage or two,
went to the pool not really any-
thing," Sinopoli said. "It was kind
Unlike the posh nightclubs in
Las Vegas, Sinopoli spent his nights
in the Bahamas at rickety bars filled
with a younger crowd of spring-
-"You go out in Las Vegas, and
everyone is snooty," Sinopoli said.
"You go out in the Bahamas, and
everyone is just crazy."
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"I've been on cruises, been to the
Keys. I've done basically almost ev-
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can do," Sinopoli said. "The biggest
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By KIMBERLY FULSCHER
Alligator Contributing Writer
In 1979, UF attorney Jamie Lewis
Keith had a choice.
With a bachelor's degree in art his-
tory and concentrations in Asian studies
and Chinese from Comell University,
she could have continued to work at the
Museum of Fine Arts in Boston or gone
to law school. She opted for the Boston
University School of Law, a choice that
28 years later put her in Gainesville
earning $245,000 a year as UF's vice
president and general counsel.
"Who would have thought that an
art history and Asian studies student
would become a lawyer?" Keith said
with a laugh.
SAfter law school, Keith was an as-
sociate and then a junior partner for the
Boston law firm Hale and Dorr. She later
worked for former Massachusetts Gov.
William F Weld's administration as the
general counsel for the Massachusetts
Division of Capital Asset Management
Before UF, Keith was the
Massachusetts Institute of Technology's
chief lawyer and the managing director
for risk management and environmen-
As the head of UF's legal affairs,
Keith doesn't interact with the students
on a regular basis yet, but she's met with
Student Body President John Boyles to
discuss student goals and to find ways
to help students.
"One of the things I love about uni-
versities are the students the limitless
potential there," Keith said. "This uni-
versity is right in the middle of all the
issues facing the world today."
In addition to her UF duties, Keith
has served since 2004 as a board mem-
ber for the Council on Governmental
Relations, which represents more than
200 research universities and academic
medical centers in Washington.
When she's not busy with a lead-
ing university's legal intricacies,
Keith spends time with her husband,
Matthew, who owns the business
PenFact Inc., and their 15-year-old son,
Keith winds down from her busy
schedule by painting with oils and
watercolor, but she is modest about
"I decided in high school that I
would never be Matisse," she said with
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coma for nearly 24 hours, said his father, Tony Poynter. He
added that the emergency medical technician report stated
that his son was wearing a seat belt. Though he is no longer in
intensive care, Poynter is still unable to move his left arm and
legs, his father said.
Poynter met Pitcher at a concert in December, Glenn said,
and he was nervously gearing up to meet Pitcher's parents for
the first time the night before they left.
Near mile marker 162 on the Florida Turnpike, traffic
slowed for a single-vehicle crash, which caused Pitcher to
slow down, Allen said. Martin Saft, 62, did not see Pitcher's
2006 Chevrolet Equinox slow and rear-ended it with his
Acura, Allen said. The crash caused a chain reaction that in-
volved four other vehicles, he said.
Saft and his wife, Sandra, suffered "incapacitating inju-
ries," while the eight people in the four other vehicles left the
scene with bumps and bruises, Allen said.
Pitcher's funeral service was held at St. Coleman's Catholic
Church in Pompano Beach on March 15. Connor said the ser-
vice was a nontraditional celebration of Christina Pitcher's
life, where friends and family shared memories. John Pitcher,
Christina's father, said about 300 people attended. He said it
was overwhelming to see how many lives his daughter had
"All I can think of at this point is how much I unbelievably
loved her and how she helped me," he said.
Mills' service was held two days later in Jacksonville at
Hardage Giddens Funeral Home, said her mother, Carolyn
Williams. During the service, a slideshow of pictures was
shown, along with a video of Mills skydiving and two com-
mercials she starred in when she was 3 and 4 years old. An
album of articles she had written as an intern for the Beaches
Leader and the Alligator was on display, Connor said.
Williams said her daughter's curious nature made her a
"It's such a tragedy to lose her, but I'm sure she's inter-
viewing Elvis right now," Williams said. "Maybe she's found
out who the father of Anna Nicole's baby is."
Glenn said she remembers Mills best from a time when
she came home to find her prancing around the apartment
in a bumblebee costume. Glenn and Connors agreed that the
funny stories.are what they would always remember.
"It's hard to be sad because every story is ridiculous, but
that's when reality hits," Connor said. "There aren't going to
be anymore stories."
Ashley Renee Mills, left, and Christina Pitcher, right, tail-
gate outside a friend's house in September. Mills and
Pitcher died after a crash March 10 in St. Lucie County.
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2 BR ACROSS FROM UF!
W/D, private bath, LUXURY!
Pets welcome, monitored alarm
open late and weekends!
SIGN A LEASE, WIN A PS3!
Luxury 1,2, and 3s!
24-Hr Gym*Ask for Furn and RMM
Leasing NOW and FALL! (352) 335-4455
BUY IT. SELL IT. FIND IT. 373-FIND
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U For Rent
*NOW LEASING FOR FALL*
1BR $639, 2BR $739, 3BR $929
Great location*Spacious*lncludes someutils
Alarms*Park FREE @ UF*Pets welcome
2/2 & 3/3 townhomes Avail Summer/Fall '07
Cable w/HBO, tanning, gym
Private Dog Park*AII the extras!
Call for specials 377-2801
Get yours before it's gone!
Spacious 1, 2, 3, or 4BR close to UF.
Includes water, sewer, 2 pools,
On-site laundry, gym, &we love pets!
Call 376-2507 orwww.BivensCove.com
THE LUXURY YOU WANT...
AT THE PRICE YOU NEED
Remodeled HUGE 2 & 3 Beds
Cable*W/D*Tanning* We Love Pets
Why spend more? 372-8100
We've got BIG ONES!!!
Huge 1,2, & 3 BRs
Great bus route, Pets welcome
ONLY 1.3 miles to UF
Be the BIGGEST on the block!
1 or 2bdr this FALL. We love ALL pets!
Pool, Gym, Park @ UF, Bball, Tennis
Call 4 Specials! 352-332-7401
60 sec walk to UF. Short term avail. 1 or 2
rooms $425 & up. Call 352-538-2181 4-
We Love Pets
1,2,&3 BR Flats w/Screened Porches
FREE Alarm*FREE Tanning*W/D
Gated Entry*Cyber Cafe*Pool w/ Sundeck
24hr Gym & Sauna*Only 1.5 miles to UF
Hurry, they won't last long-372-0400
12, ALLIGATOR N MONDAY, MARCH 19, 2007
Live at a Legend!
The Polos of Gainesville
will give you the best college experience
with Spacious Apartments, Three Pools
with Jacuzzis, HUGE Gym, Billiards Room,
and many more amenities! Minutes from UF,
shopping and Shands. On all major RTS
bus routes. All at a rate that won't break
your bank! Call now for specials: 335-7656
SAffordable & Quiet Living
-1 & 2 BR Apartments -
Close to UF and Shands,
Butler Plaza, Great Dining
$549-$835 Call 376-1248
We do! Currently leasing
1,2,3, & 4BRs for FALL
Pool, Alarm, Free UF Parking!
MINUTES FROM UF!!!
3/3's from only $456 per Bdrm
4/4's from only $452 per Bdrm
FREE Cable w/ HBO/ SHOWTIME
FREE Tanning, 24hr Fitness Center
Ask About our Huge 2/2.5 Townhouses
Convenient Bus Route!
FORGET YOU HAVE ROOMMATES!
Huge 4BR townhomes w/W/D. 1662 sq.ft.
FREE gym membership and FREE cable!
LIVE THE GOOD LIFE
Without breaking the bank!!!
1, 2, & 3BRs for now or Fall
ONLY 1.3 miles to UF
Live in Luxury
*Leasing Now and Jan!*
Ind. Lease* All Inclusive
Sign a lease, Win a PS3!
Luxury 2/2 and 3/2!
24-Hr Gym*Fum Avail
Leasing Now and Fall! 367-9910
1st MONTH FREE
1BR Villas Starting @ $499. Please call: 352-
375-3077 or 352-373-2818 4-25-72-2
BIG AND CHEAP
2/1.5 apt 1100 sq ft $650
3/2 apt 1300 sq ft $725.
1800 NW 4th St. Over 20 houses also
available 373-4423 www.maximumre.comr
Furnished apartments close to UF
Individual bedroom leases
See virtual tours, photos, specials, floorplans
online! From: Studios $565, 1BR $689, 2BR
$779, 4BR $469/rm. ALL just steps from UF
3BR/2BA Triplex-1 block from campus.
Major reduction in rent
to lease up immediately
Looking Glass Apartments
nl1 NW 16th St. Office 376-1111
2BR/1.5BA Bellamy Forge, clean, new
kitchen & baths, W/D, pool, tennis, ceiling
speakers, water & pest control inc. & more.
No pets, smoke free. $850/mo 352-495-
Available in April
Walk to UF Studio $390
1 Br $4O 2 Br house $550
Gore-Rabell Realty 378-1387
2BR Wood floors
Across from UF!
Open weekends and late
MOVE IN TODAY
Walk to UF!
Studios & 1 bedrooms
From only $699
Open Weekends 371-7777
Large room in NW home. Great neighbor-
hood. $400/mo includes utils, DSL, DVR,
no pets. Prefer mature, responsible non-
smoker. Avail now, flexible. Call Scott 335-
LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION!
Live downtown & have it all!
Spacious studios, 1/1s, 2/2s, & 3/3s
W/Ds*Huge Closets*We Love Pets!
Going fast don't miss out! 338-0002
Save $$$! Move-in TODAY!
2BR, 3BR or 4BR Ask about our 2006 rates!
376-2507 or www.bivenscove.com
BLOCKS TO UF03BR houses from $1400
*4BR houses from $160003BR .patio
homes from $130004BR patio homes from
$16000 1-2BR apts from $475 Ample park-
ing. DalyProperties.com, Carol 377-3852
CLOSEST TO CLASS
2BR/2BA available for Fall
111 NW 16th St. #1. Call 376-1111
1 BR/1BA in vintage house. Hardwood floors.
W/D Quiet area, large yard. 3 blocks to
downtown. 304 NE 6th Street. $525/MO
379-4952 Available April or May 3-26-30-2
1BR & 2BR/1BA apts with W/D, cent H/AC,
DW, ceramic tile, private patio. Pets arranged.
Off SW 34th St. Near bus route. From
$630/mo. 377-1633 www.lenoxcomer.com
1 BED and STUDIOS
ACROSS FROM UF
Wood floors, pets ok
Open late and weekends
SW 20th AVE CONDO
2BR/2.5BA. Perfect for Roommates.
Pool, bus route, W/D, $800/mo
2/2 Town Homes & 3/3 Flats
FREE Water *Cable Tanning* Gym
Roomate match available
Leasing NowlFall 379-9255
2 & 3BR houses for August in quiet areas.
cute, clean, cent. H/AC, W/D, wood floors,
nice yards. Bike to UF. $775-$1300 email
email@example.com or call 352-336-6116
*Cozy 2/2 rental: Haile Village*
Avail April Contact: 352-337-1740
$1200. Large, Sunny, Bright, & Many
Upgrades. Walk 2 cafes, stores & restau-
rantsMany running trails[ Pets Allowed 3-
1 BIk to UF 1017 SW 1st Ave., 2BR/2.5BA
townhouse. Lg. kit, parking, W/D, D/W,
over 1100 sqft. Avail. Aug 1. Call 333-0800.
2158 sq ft 4/3 home rent/sale NW Gville mins
from campus. Appliances stay, remodeled,
wd firs, 2 car gar, deck, 1/2 acre, beautiful
landscaping, low utils, fenced. $1,550/m,
$2K SD. 3120 NW 31st Blvd, 352 466-0358
MASTER BR W/BA IN 4BR/3BA HOUSE
5 mins to SFCC & 10 mins to UF.
Low utilities divided by 4. W/D, RTS bus
routes. $325/mo. Short term leases avail-
able Small pet okay. 352-428-0500 Evan.
Houses, Duplexes, condos or Townhouses
Walk/Bike/Bus to campus Neat, clean,
good quality. Visit www.gatorpads.com for
available units or call 284-0316 or 281-0733
Space, Solitude and Disposable Income
Beautiful, Spacious home on wooded land-
scaped lot, 8rms + 400 sq ft porch. 3BR/1 BA,
bike to UF, W/D, $1270 + util.. No pets.
Available August. 275-1259 4-2-20-2
* DOWNTOWN 2BR/1BA w/loft available
March. $600/mo ALSO GARAGE/STUDIO
APARTMENT. Avail in April. $390/mo. Off-
street parking central. 1st + last + deposit.
Call 373-6551 3-20-10-2
House 3BR/1.5BA, large screened private
porch, alarm, W/D, close to downtown,
$900/mo. $2400 down. Call 352-466-7091
Beautiful 3BR/2BA house for rent next to
Butler Plaza. $995/mo. 352-359-4438 3-
Available Aug 1st. Several large older hous-
es near UF. Students/pets ok. Year lease.
Low rents. 352-371-9409.3-20-10-2
LIVE THE DOWNTOWN LIFESTYLE
Luxury 3 Bedroom Townhouses For Fall
W/D*Loft Spaces*Walk In Closets*Pets OK
Walk to everywhere-bars, shopping, dining
Call now! Only 10 left! 338-0002
2BR/1BA apt Upgraded throughout. Tile:
liv. rm, kitchen, BA. New carpet BRs. New
stainless kit. appis, all new BA. Cent H/AC.
Cable/hi spd internet avail. Separate laundry
rm. <1 mi to UF, Shands, shopping. $735/mo.
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 727-423-9463.
Bkgrd & credit check reqd. Sorry, no pets.
Luxurious Victoria Station Condo
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
PETS FREE AVAIL NOW OR FALL 3 BED
2 BATH LARGE MASTER WOOD FLOORS
BEHIND OAKS MALL $1050 MONTH 262-
7462 FOR MORE. 4-25-34-2
PETS FREE AVAIL NOW OR FALL WOOD
FLOORS 2 BED 2 BATH TOWNHOME
PRIVATE DECK 2871 SW 38TH PLACE
$875 MONTH 262-7462 FOR MORE 4-25-
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
000*1BR APT, $550/moS***
Quiet nhood; greenspace, trees, private
patio, near UF, busline, parking, spacious
rooms, adorable kitchen, carpeted fans, no
dogs. 1825 NW 10th St. 376-0080 4-9-20-2
University Area rentals!
Watch our Website!
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--
S For Rent
HUGE 3 BED HOUSE
FREE UF PARKING
AVAIL FALL, pets ok
Open late! 371-7777
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., W/D hookups. Close to down-
town & UF. Cute & MUST SEE! See photos
& info @ www.rentalworkshop.com
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
DUPLEX FOR RENT
3215 SW 26 Terr. 1 mi from UF & Shands.
2BR/1BA flat, 850 sq'ft. Cent AC, private
front patio & backyard. $550/mo. 407-363-
7198 or cell 407-234-1380 3-20-3-2
LIVE ON UF LAKE
Pristine Biven's Arm condo. Huge 2BR/2BA,
large den (possible 3rd BR), hardwood
floors, pool incl. $1295/mo. Call 321-231-
***10 BLOCKS TO UF***
1BR/1BA apts in quaint historic Victorian
house. Huge rooms, screened porch, wood
floors, high ceilings, pvt entrance. $525/mo.
376-2184. 225 SW 3rd Ave. 3-22-5-2
***4 Blocks to UF***
3BR/2BA. Hard wd floors, tile, C A/C. Private
porch. Off-street parking, W/D. Recently
renovated. 1102 & 1112 NW 4th Ave. Aval
Aug $1230/mo Call 871-8280 Drive by first
EFFICIENCY APT. $350/MO
Includes electric & water. Upstairs unit w/AC
& ceiling fans. 8 mi West of 1-75 on Archer
Road. No pets. No smoking Call 495-1023
7b0 sq ft apartment.
1BR. 2 Blocks to campus.
W/D. Central air $799/MO.
Call Scott 561-767-0868 3-30-10-2
LARGE 1BR THE POLOS Apr 1 Jul 31. I
will pay $300 fee. Pets ok. Rent $550/mo._
Bus routes 9 & 35. Screened patio. Fitness
center, pool, computer lab, tanning salon &
more.-Call Jason 941-585-1079 4-25-47-3
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-
4BR/4BA, $360/each + utilities, nego-
tiable. Great bus, no towing, quiet, spacious,
washer/dryer & balcony. firstname.lastname@example.org,
Sublease March- July Boardwalk apt 2 min
from UF 2BR/2BA sunken living room. $839
+ cable & internet. 1st month FREEI Call
MOVE IN NOW March FREE
1BR/1BA unfum townhouse Sun Harbor.
Avail Mar 1-Jul 31. $510/mo, $200 deposit
needed. 850-585-5632 email@example.com
AVL NOW THRU SUMMER IN 3/2 HOUSE
Lrg mstr BR w/BA fits 2 $500/mo.
Reg BR $350/mo. Share Utils plus
Wireless/cable. Near bus route by
Univ Ave & SW 34 St. 727-421-2213 3-21-
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
Female sublease 1BR/1BA in 2BR/2BA
Campus Lodge, $510 furnished, WD, and
all until. 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 1 BR/1 BA in 4BR/
4BA @ Gainesville Place. All utils incl. Great
deal $150 off rent only asking $350. Call April
$375/mo 1BR/1BA in 2/2.5 twnhs. Avail Mar
25-July 31. Rent incl internet, cable, water,
utils! W/D in apt. quiet complex & roommate,
pool, scr porch, personal parking spot, cats
ok. Female only. Amy 352-359-2189 3-19-
Sublease ASAP Female needed Spring-
Summer 3BR/2BA furnished. Free wireless
and cable. Archer & 34th St. $360 all inclu-
sive negotiable. Call Elena 352-328-6954
Sublease at Gainesville Place Apts
2800 SW 35th Place
Early May -August 7 $509/mo
Pool, Tennis, Weights and More
CABANA BEACH APTS
1BR/1BA in a 4BR/4BA. Furn, poolside, until
incl. Move in ASAP. $500/neg. No move in
fee. Call 727-364-6981 4-11-21-3
(DOB 11/01/75); 5'08",
160 Ibs, Black Hair,
Possession of a
with Intent to Sell
Call (352) 372-STOP
MONDAY, MARCH 19, 2007M ALLIGATOR, 13
a Subleases 1
Greenwich Green Lux Apts. 1BR/1BA in
3BR/3BA Townhouse, ALL 3 AVAILABLE.
W/D, water, cable, Pool, Gym, hot tub, incl
$360/mo each negotiable. 352-216-2261
Move in NOW- MARCH FREE
1 BR/1 BA @ 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
PINE RUSH OFF 20th Ave. 1BR/1BA,
$449/mo. Sublease March 23-July. Pets ok.
20 & 21 Bus routes to campus. No security
deposit. $35 application fee only. 352-256-
Sublease 1BR/1BA unfurnished apt @
SUNRISEApts. Available now thru July 31st.
$400/mo. On 2 bus routes 9 and 35. Call
Shirl @ 347-385-1793 3-29-10-3
ACROSS FROM STADIUM!
2 BLOCKS FROM BARS! 118 NW 2nd Ave.
Avail May 1 Jul 31 w/ possible lease renew-
al. 1/1 duplex, 425 sq ft. No neighbors. $480/
_,MO. Utils inc. 321-438-5435 3-30-10-3
COBBLESTONE SUMMER LEASE:
Deluxe 2BR/2BA- pool & gym, W/D unit,
cable incl, on bus route to UF $750/MO
+utils. avail. May 1-July 30 (or longer)-furn.
available. Call 352-870-1150 3-23-5-3
May FREE!!! 1BR/1BA in 2BR/2BA
4 blocks from UF $350/MO + utils.
Washer/Dryer 10 ft. ceilings.
Brick building private bath.
Avail May-July 352-256-1999 3-23-5-3
$300/mo Avail May thru July @ Countryside
1BR/1BA in 4BR/4BA. utils incl. -
Washer / dryer in unit & fully furnished.
Call 904-705-1689 .3-23-5-3
APRIL 1 AUGUST 1 2007 Bivens Cove
Apartments-Near UF $900/ $300 per person
3BR/2BA Amenities/pool, basketball court/
laundry rooms (2) and optional W/D appli-
ances Call 352-505-5414 3-23-5-3
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 ROOMMATE NEEDED
(1) for 4/2.5 new townhouse, 10 min from
UF by car or bus, all included $410 954-557-
Master BR avail in huge home. 2 profs need
mature 3rd. Digital, wireless, W/D, yard serv,
2 bus rts, quiet area. SW G'ville. Avail Mar-
Jul $450 + utils. firstname.lastname@example.org 3-23-25-4
2BR/2BA for rent, W/D, all appliances, $425/
room + sec dep, call Abby 352-281-5617
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
Br & pvt BA available for female roommate
in /2 Treehouse Village condo. Incl W/D. 1.5
mi from UF. $318/mo plus 1/2 of utilities. Call
813-340-8982 or email cindy.choate@comca
st.net. Unit is furnished except for bedroom.
$295/mo Available now. UF close. Great stu-
dent roommates. Month-to-month or lease
thru July. 352-371-9509 3-20-10-4
Available now. Quiet private BR/BA in
Southfork Oaks condo near UF. No smoking/
/no pets. $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 incl $525/BR, cable, wireless, park-
ing and on bus line. Club has hot tub, gym.
Lori 850-212-9848 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-
Available from Commercial News Providers"
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) ll Roommates
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-
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/pool/gym/com lab. $520. 770-429-3999,
352-381-7362 Private Owner 4-4-15-4
Roommate needed for Aug 2007. 3BR/3BA
@ Stoneridge Apts. $375/mo + utils w/$200
dep. W/D incl. Unfurnished room. Call Ryan
@ 863-441-0643 3-22-5-4
Female roommates wanted for 4BR fur-
nished pool.house. $450/mo + utils. 1 mile
from campus on bus route. Non-smoker.
No dogs. Avail June. Call 954-899-7197
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NEAR UF AT AFFORDABLE PRICES.
SEARCH HERE OR RECEIVE A FREE
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Newly renovated 1 & 2 BR units starting
at $99,900 (as-is at $86,900). Steps from
Shands, VA, Dental School, New Cancer
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serv_construction15.cfm or Call Coldwell
Banker, MMl Parrish, Realtor 352.372.5375.
A peaceful, sophisticated lifestyle. 1, 2 & 3
BR luxury townhomes in pool community
with many amenities. Priced from $159,700.
Great upgrades and bonuses available.
Call Coldwell Banker, MM Parrish, Realtor
352.377.4977 or visit MagnoliaPlaceTownd
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Completely renovated 1, 2 & 3 BR condos
literally across 34th Street from campus.
Visit www.cazabella.com or Call Coldwell
Banker, MM Parrish, Realtor 352.373.3583.
I all Real Estate
Pre-Construction Pricing next to campus
Oxford Terrace II Walk to UF from a brand
new condo www.oxfordterrace.com. Call
Eric Leightman with Action Real Estate
1BR 3 blocks to UF & Shands. Newly re-
modeled, central A/C, W/D, luxury kitchen,
tile/Pergo, DW, very clean & private, big
BR, ample parking, first floor, on bus route.
$105,000. 352-362-6410 3-23-55-5
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Stop Renting, BUY NOW!
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houses, condos, land & any other real estate.
Can close in 3 days, all cash. 727-560-6081
NEW 1,2&3BR Condos Starting at $159K
By UF. Gated. Covered, assigned parking
Matt & Tiffany Thomas Realtors
Bosshardt Realty Services, Inc.
352-494-0194 & 352-316-5556
Walk to UF and stadium from luxurious
Jackson Square Condominiums.
Built to last a lifetime Priced from mid-$250s
Need to buy or sell you home/condo? Call
Kate Wallis, ERA Trend Realty, 352-359-
1112 or visit www.katewallis.com for more
info. UFAlum... Gooooo Gators! 4-19-60-5
2/2 off Archer between campus & 34th St.
-Just $129,900! Fully furnished with washer/
dryer & all appliances. Eric Leightman Action
Realty 352-219-2879 4-25-60-5
C 0 N I) 0 M 1 N I IU M S
New 2BR/2BA condos. Prices starting
in the $260,000's. Guaranteed Parking.
Completion Spring 2008. Reserve
Yours Today! Call Coldwell Banker, MM
Parrish Realtor 352.372.5375. Great
Financing Opportunities Available. Visit
www.mmparrish.com for information on other
available properties! 3-30-37-5
BUYERS' MARKET, SAVE THOUSANDS
Buy a new condo near UF
FREE list of luxury condos 24/7
Campus Realty 336-3900 4-6-36-5
Newly renovated 2BR/1.5BA end unit condo
desirable Casablanca East. Newer AC,
W/D, scr porch, Tile dnstairs kitchen, hall &
1/2 BA. Comm pool & bus rt on site. Quiet
convto Shands/UF. $139,900.352-246-5958
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BRAND NEW CONSTRUCTION
CLOSE TO UF AND SHANDS
Starting in the mid $170's
Gated Community on Bus Route
2508 SW 35th Place
OPEN HOUSE Tu-F 2-5, Sat & Sun 1-4
Contact Birdie Murnane, Venture Realty
of North Florida at 352-222-8888 ortvisit
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-
UNIQUE RANCH HOME
3/2. Close to UF. 2359 sq ft. Enjoy lounging
by pool in private courtyard w/cabana bath.
Call Francine Milam 352-214-1722. Coldwell
Banker MM Parrish. 3-20-10-5
University Terrace West 4BR/4BA condo.
Ground floor, fully furnished $187,000. W/D,
pool, on bus route, 3800 SW 20th Ave. Near
Butler Plaza. Call Steve @ 352-586-6468
2BR/2BA Oakbrook Walk Condo. WALK
TO UF/Shands. Laundry rm, W/D incl, night
security. Cathedral ceilings. Balcony over-
looks pool. $173,000. Call 321-217-6991
Condo for sale in BRANDYWINE 2BR/2BA.
$115,000. 1226 sq ft for sale by owner.
Excellent condition. New tile & wood floors.
Call 352-562-4091 3-22-10-5
Casablanca East Condo. 2BR/2.5BA
Renovated! Wood floors, granite, new carpet
CASABLANCA EAST 2BR/1.5BA 2 mi to
UF on bus rte. Wood firs, 2004 appliances,
util room incl W/D. Pool, security sys. Avail
mid-May. $135,000. Call 352-804-61tc 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
BED 2 BATH CONDO WOOD FLOORS,
PRIVATE DECK NEWER APPLIANCES
$139,500 OWNER/AGENT 352-262-7462
Brand new 1440 sq ft
RESTAURANT SPACE for sale or lease 3
blocks from UF in beautiful Jackson Square
Condominiums. Call Eric Wild at 870-9453
for info 4-25-33-5
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-
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, 618-204-2.853
WANT TO OWN CLOSE TO CAMPUS?
Student condos & houses for sale!
Close to UF, walk to campus!
Go to HomesAtUF.com or call Steve
Barry, Campus Realty 352 494-49961 3-
If you would like to contribute to buildingEa
home for homeless school children in our
community, please call Ken at 352r339-
1746. 4-25-29-5 ;, J F
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Condo for sale (or rent)
1/1 CREEKSIDE VILLAS
NW 29th Rd. Well maintained. Upstairs
Creekview. $84,900. 407-616-7496 4-5-
House for Sale: Charming 1940's cottage
w/pvt yard near UF. 2BR/1BA, wd firs, new
roof, elec & AC/Heat pump in 2005. Sec sys
& termite contract. $220,000. See Photos at
www.10houses.com or call 352-336-6116
6.' Acres near Newnans Lake. Heavily
wooded, deeded access to the lake. Cannot
be split. Mobile or site-built home acceptable.
$81,600. 352-281-6618 3-22-5-5
BED QUEEN $100 ORTHOPEDIC
Extra thick, pillow-top, mattress & box. Name
brand, new, still in plastic. Call 352-372-7490
will deliver. 4-25-72-6
BED FULL SIZE $75 ORTHOPEDIC
Pillow-top mattress & box. New, unused, still
in plastic w/warranty. Can deliver. Call 352-
MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT $350
Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must
sell. Can deliver. Retail $2300. 352-372-
BED KING $170 PILLOWTOP
mattress & box springs. Orthopedic rated.
Name brand, new, never been used, in
plastic with warranty. Call 352-372-8588 Can
CHERRY SLEIGH BED solid with Pillowtop
Mattress & Box. All new still boxed. Cost
$1500, sacrifice $550 352-333-7516
Sofa $175 Brand new in pkg 333-7516
BEDROOM SET. 7pc Cherry, Queen/ king
bed, dresser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, chests
avail. Dovetail const. New, in boxes. Can de-
I R-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 SELL352-372-8588 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 CL'OSEOUTS
Sealed in plastic Twin sets $89. Full sets
$129. Queen sets $149. King sets $189. 352-
376-0953 or 352-378-6005 4-25-72-6
MEMORY FOAM- Same as Temperpedic
Save 50% & more. Other closeouts. Twin
sets $89. Full sets $129. Queen sets $149.
King sets $189. Student discounts apply.
4370 SW 20th Ave. 376-0953 We Deliver!
*Beds *Full mattress & boxspring sets $49
Queen sets $89 *Single sets$39 *King
sets $99 *from estate sale. 376-0939/378-
6005 Call-A-Mattress 4370 SW 20th Ave.
BEDS FUTONS FURNITURE
Quality furniture at reasonable prices.
Morrells Furniture Outlet,
140 NW 6th St. 352-378-3400
Shop ONLINE at www.morrellsfurniture.com
Color TV 19" $40 0 Lrg dorm fridge, like new
$50 0 full size bed $50 0 large dresser, solid
wood $75 queen size bed $60 *AIWA
stereo w/cd $60 0 old magazines Aero
Digest 1945-1953 over 50 $95 0 335-5326
CASH PAID For Laptops
Power Supplies & Drives.
Joel www.pcrecycle.biz 4-25-72-7
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COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS
We buy computers and laptops
Working and Non-working
378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street
Microsoft Certified Professional here to
address all of your computer and home net-
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available. Don't hesitate. Call 352-226-5151
DATA RECOVERY & Forensic Analysis
Professional, Reliable Work
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In the market for a new set of wheels or just
looking to add a second to that collection?
Want personalized handlebars or a fitted'
seat? Check in the Alligator Classifieds
NEW& USED BIKES FOR SALE
WE REPAIR ALL BRANDS
Best Prices in Town*
SPIN CYCLE 373-3355
424 W UNIV AVE (DOWNTOWN)
ll For Sale
Private, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF.
Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-538-
2181. Can leave mssg. 4-25-72-10
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Visit my website
UF SURPLUS EQUIPMENTAUCTIONS
bikes, computers, printers, vehicles and
more. All individuals interested in bidding
go to: http://fa.ufl.edu/am/surplus/online/
Engagement ring for sale
lct. 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-
J Motorcycles. Mopeds)
** SCOOTERS **
RPM MOTORCYCLES INC
SALES, SERVICE, PARTS
Many Brands Available 518 SE 2nd St.
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Scooters from $899. Largest selection from
KYMCO, Daelim, Hyosung, Adly, Go-Ped,
Schwin, others. 2 yr warrantees.
3550 SW 34th St 338-8450 solanocycle.com
*****New Scooters 4 Less*****
Providing excellent service and
new scooters at great prices!
1901 NW 67th Place, 336-1271
NEW website www.NS4L.com
We have moved to a temp. location as we
await the completion of our new state of the
art facility. We still have new scooters start-
ing at $1199. lyr Warranties. We also service
ALL brands of scooters. Pickup Available.
Low Labor Rates. Free estimates. 376-6275
New Scooters 4 Less has LOW rates and
services on any scooter. Pickup/drop off
avail. $19.99 oil change and tune ups.
Call us! 336-1271 4-25-72-11
534 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
2 or 4 year package & save $! Check out
NS4L.com or call 336-1271 for more info!
Buy A New Scooter 0 Buy A Used Scooter
All on one site! Check the website or call
336-1271 for more info! 4-25-54-11
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)
**" 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.
1998 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 3-19-4-11
2004 TANK SCOOTER-
Great condition! $700. Call Stephany
(407) 617-0883- Leave a message
* 1 Autos
*FAST CASH PAID FOR ANY CAR*
*Running or not!*
*NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS
*Over 10 yr svc to UF students
*Call Don @ 215-7987 4-25-72-12
CARS -CARS 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-
Even Finicky Eaters Can Find a
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Sunrise Auto Sales
$2000 off all financed vehicles
Wide selection of vehicles 4-25-72-12
Sun City Auto Sales
2306 NE Waldo Rd
Buy Here, Pay Here
No credit check 4-25-72-12
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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CALL DON 215-7987 4-25-72-12
Used Cars Sale & trade
See our inventory! 5-15-84-12
CARS FROM $29/MO!
Hondas S Chevys S 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
2005 HONDA S-2000
19k miles; metalic silver; well cared for;
one owner; $25,500 OBO; 283-8795 or
THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY
NEEDS VOLUNTEER DRIVERS
Transport patients to/from treatments
Must have valid driver's license,
safe driving record & attend training session.
Call 352-376-6866 ext 114 for more info.
LOCAL ARTIST NEEDS:
Gold Diamonds Gems Class Rings
ETC Top Cash $$$ or Trade *
OZZIE'S FINE JEWELRY 373-9243. 8-15-
UF GRAD PAYS MORE
for gold jewelry, scrap gold, Rolex, dia-
monds, guitars, etc. Top $$$. Get my offer
before you sell! Call Jim 376-8090 or 222-
Buying jewelry, gold, diamonds etc.
Top dollar paid. 727-560-6081
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On going volunteer needed: Blind lady needs
trans Sundays only to Mass @ Queen of
Peace Catholic Church or St. Augustine
Catholic Church. For more info. call 219-6948
I live in the Tower Rd. area 3-23-72-13
ASSISTANCE FOR BLIND LADY living in
the Tower Rd area. Need volunteer compan-
ions for EVENING WALKS and SATURDAY
MORNING TRIPS TO ANGEL GARDENS.
Prefer females. Please call 352-219-6948
$$ 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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for details. 4-25-72-14
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Needed for evaluations of
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Flexible Hours, Training Provided
Call 1-800-585-9024 ext 6254
SHelp Wanted Help Wanted
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$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-
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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 NW22nd 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 NW6th St
00* SOCCER COACHES***
needed for GSA rec and camp youth teams.
Experience required. License preferred for
comp. For info:
firstname.lastname@example.org or 379-5979
Leasing Consultant, PT
Sales & customer service exp.
220 N. Main; 352-375-2152 X301 x301
Bureau of Economic and
Business Research at
Warrington College of
Survey Research Center
Hiring Students and Non Students
Hourly Rate ($7.50 $8.00)
Flexible scheduling -
Great Resume Builder
Speaker Positions Available
(352) 392-2908 X 105
Sales/Leasing Specialist Part-time and Full-
time professional sales positions in local
management co. Fax resume, cover letter
& avail schedule to 352-376-6269 or email
Attn Smokers! Earn at least $7/hr Smokers
needed to participate in a study on decision-
making & smoking. If interested, come to
Rm 81 in the UF Psychology Bldg, call 392-
0601 x297, visit www.psych.ufl.edu/~locey/
smokers.mht for more info. 4-25-70-14
Tired of sitting around with out it? Sit here &
make it! UF FLORIDA REPDIALS seeks UF
students to raise funds. Earn up to $8.00/hr
with a FLEXIBLE schedule. Apply at 105
NW 16th St. 4th floor. Academic Classroom
Building 105 or call 392-7754 for more info
Paid survey takers needed in Gainesville.
100% FREE to join. Cllick on Surveys. 4-
400+ Counselor/Instructor Jobs!
3 Coed Summer Camps in PA.
Travel Paid. Top Salary.
Cool Nights & Warm Days!
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
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PART TIME CLEANERS
No experience necessary. No weekends.
Flexible daytime hrs. Excellent pay. $10/hr.
Clean vacant apts. Call 378-8252 4-12-
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 & Internet Caf& 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:
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Happy energetic fast reliable honest people.
No hot greasy fries, no grease traps. Call
Camp Counselors Needed at Camp Wekiva
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- 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.
Now hiring COOK & CASHIER PT & FT.
Apply in person 600 NW 75th St. Benefits
include FREE MEALS 3-30-20-14
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Rapidly-growing telecom co at 1405 NW
13th St. E5 seeks SALES ASSOCIATES.
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AU-PAIR wanted! -,
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Gators drop first SEC series despite hitting barrage
By MIKE MCCALL.
S Alligator Writer
If the UF baseball team's series
with Mississippi State is any indi-
cation, the Gators' Southeastern
Conference schedule will be a
two-month-long fireworks show.
The Gators and Bulldogs
opened conference play with a
dizzying offensive display, com-
bining for 66 runs the most in
a Gators series since 2005 against
Kentucky and 91 hits.
All three games were decided
by three runs or less, and when
the smoke cleared, Mississippi
State (12-4, 2-1 SEC) took two of
three, clinching the series with a
14-13 shootout win on Sunday.
"We knew Mississippi State
was a great offensive ballclub," UF
coach Pat McMahon said. "With
the wind blowing out all series,
a lot of the balls in the air have a
chance to get out of the ballpark,
and (McKethan Stadium) can play
very small on those days."
UF (11-12, 1-2 SEC) benefited
from timely hitting, scoring 16 of
its weekend runs with two outs.
"From that perspective, there
are a lot of positive things going
on in spite of the loss," McMahon
Part of the reason for the
Gators' offensive explosion was
the performance of Brian Leclerc,
who was hitting a paltry .135
before the series. The senior out-
fielder put an end to his slump,
batting 10 for 13 and more than
doubling his average to .300.
Leclerc also had seven RBI and
scored four runs.
"I know when it comes to the
SEC that they need me here, as a
senior and a three-year starter,"
Leclerc said. "I just wanted to do
anything I could to help the team
"With the wind blowing out
all series, a lot of the balls
in the air have a chance to
get out of the ballpark, and
(McKethan Stadium) can
play very small on those
The Gators trailed 12-9 in the
sixth inning Sunday when senior
Austin Pride sent a pitch over the
left-field wall to cut the Bulldogs
lead to two. Pride finished the
day 3 for 4 with four RBI and two
Trailing 14-12 in the ninth,
UF junior Bryson Barber led off
the inning with a pinch-hit home
run to pull the Gators within
one, but junior first baseman
Mitch Moreland took the mound
for Mississippi State and retired
the next three batters to earn the
On Friday, the Bulldogs took
advantage of five UF errors and
scored nine runs on nine hits in
the seventh inning to secure a 12-9
victory. Senior Steven Porter gave
up four of those runs and earned
the loss while recording just one
UF answered with a 10-8 win
on Saturday behind 17 hits at
least one by each starter and six
innings from sophomore pitcher
Stephen Locke, who earned his
first SEC win since 2005.
Tim Casey/ Alligator Staff
UF senior Brian Leclerc swings during the Gators' 5-3 win against Army on March 14 at McKethan Sta-
dium. He went 10 for 13 with seven RBI in the weekend series against Mississippi State.
UF caps undefeated season
* THE GATORS STILL DROPPED TO
NO. 2 IN THE RANKINGS.
By RACHEL ROBINS
Only Melanie Sinclair was perfect dur-
ing the regular season, but now the rest of
UF's No. 2 gymnastics team (15-0-1, 5-0-1
Southeastern Conference) can share her
With the Gators victory Friday against
Michigan State 197.675 to 195.375, the
team went undefeated for the first time
The only blemish on UF's record was a
tie at then-No.2 Georgia in late January.
"In all honesty, it didn't register," UF
coach Rhonda Faehn said. "That's a huge
accomplishment, and it just goes to show,
these athletes they work so hard and
it's just nice for them to be able to see that
all their work has paid off so far. We (still)
have a lot of work ahead of us."
Even though UF defeated both Utah and
Boise State in dual meets last week, it lost
its No. 1 ranking to the Bulldogs. Georgia
moved up in the polls after crushing No. 11
Michigan by a score of 197.875-196.5.
The Gators could regain the top rank-
ing since Georgia did not compete during
the weekend. The ranking would follow it
into the SEC Championships, beginning
Gorey Hartung will enter in the confer-
ence championships with a boost in con-
fidence after capturing the all-around title
Friday for the first time this season.
"I have to believe I can do it again," she
said. "Even tonight I had a few mistakes. I
know I can do a little bit better. That gives
me more confidence so I can do better."
Hartung's victory was bittersweet be-
cause it was the final appearance in the
O'Connell Center for five UF gymnasts.
The five seniors were honored after the
competition and emotions were on over-
.... "Of course, (I cried),"
senior Samantha Lutz
said. "My mom was
For Lutz's last ap-
pearance in Gainesville,
she dazzled the crowd
with a collegiate-best
Hartung performance on the un-
even bars with a score
of 9.925. After fighting for a spot in the
lineup all season, it was all worth it at that
"It was awesome," Lutz said. "I feel like
my bars have gotten just a little bit better in
almost every competition so far this year.
It just felt great to get out there and hit all
the things that I've been working on for the
It was extra poignant for Faehn, as the
seniors compose her first recruiting ef-
forts at UF. Despite their competition time
decreasing, Faehn assures that these gym-
nasts have a crucial role on the team.
"They are the stability," Faehn said.
"They are extremely consistent. Our se-
niors are the strength and the backbone."
Men finish 4th at NCAAs
By SCOTT ROSEN
Don't call it a comeback.
They've been here for years.
Marking it's third consecutive
top-five finish, the eighth-ranked UF
men's swimming team finished fourth
at the NCAA Championships.
In the eight years under Coach
Gregg Troy, the team has accumulated
a total of four top-five finishes and
never placed lower than ninth.
"I couldn't be more proud of our
guys," Troy said. "A lot of people
were down on us heading into this
season, but we took a lot of pride in
what we did, and we hung together.
We have a fantastic coaching staff that
really gave all they had to get these
guys prepared, and I just want to
thank them for their work."
Juniors Tobias Work and Grant
Johnson jump-started the final eve-
ning of competition for the Gators
with season- and career-best perfor-
mances, respectively, in the 1,650-me-
Work finished 10th with a time of
15:02.52, good enough for his second
career All-American honor. Johnson's
time of 15:12.04 was good enough for
"Tobias was sick at a really crucial
point of the year, and he is one of the
prime examples of the way we rallied
as a team," Troy said. "He raced hard
tonight and gave us all he had."
The Gators' best event of the final
day was the 200 breaststroke, where
seniors Bill Mrazek and Luca De
Matteis and sophomore Bradley Ally
all collected All-American honors.
Mrazek led the trio with a time of
1:55.37, good enough for fifth place
and the fastest time in UF history.
Ally finished less
than half a second
Behind Mrazek, plac-
Swimming De Matteis' 10th-
place finish gave
him his third All-American title in
the event with a career-best time of
All three swimmers' times broke
the previous school record of 1:56.53.
"Our breaststroke swimmers could
not have put together a better perfor-
mance at such a key time," Troy said.
"The fact that three guys broke the
school record is a testament to their
will and desire, and shows how hard
they've worked. It was a great way for
two seniors to go out."
The Gators collected a total of 41
All-American honors, the most since
gathering 42 in 2001.
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fist pump after his defensive ef-
fort forced the Boilermakers to call
Horford took time to look at his
flexed muscles after he was fouled
on a banked jump shot.
"I've been doing that for awhile
now," Horford said. "When I do a
physical play, I've, got to do some-
Neither team shot the ball par-
ticularly well. UF shot 36.4 percent
in the first half, and both teams
failed to reach 30 percent from the
3-point line the Gators relied on
hustle plays.to survive.
"We got all the loose balls and all
the rebounds at the end of the game
and that's why we came out victori-
ous," Brewer said. -
UF coach Billy Donovan said
experience wasn't a major reason
why UF pulled out the win, but
the Gators' previous tournament
experience did give the team a little
bit of an edge.
"I don't think there's any ques-
tion that it helps," Donovan said.
"They have some things to draw
upon that's happened in years past
that helped them."
With the game on the line, free
throws heavily impacted the out-
The Gators, who struggled in
free-throw shooting for the major-
ity of the regular season, hit 27 of 31
from the line for 87.1 percent.
The Boilermakers strained when
they made it to the line, sinking
only 6 of 13 for 46.2 percent.
"You can throw the percentages
out the door right now because if
you don't make free throws, you
don't win the game," said Brewer,
who shot a perfect 8 for 8 from the
charity stripe. "We've been watch-
ing games on TV, and teams are
losing because they haven't made
UF advanced to the third round,
where it will meet fifth-seeded
Butler in St. Louis on Friday.
edged out the
Bulldogs 69-68 in
the 2000 tourna-
During a postgame press confer-
ence, Horford said the Gators will
take some time to enjoy the hard-
fought victory, but Donovan may
put some of those plans on hold.
"We are celebrating because we
advanced to the Sweet 16," Horford
said. "It's a big deal. We're enjoying
this tonight, and we're taking a day
Donovan feigned surprise in his
response: "We are?"
A smiling Brewer nodded
emphatically, and the quick com-
ment made the group burst into
Horford quickly recovered, say-
ing, "I mean, I don't know."
The players could probably use
a break, but Noah doesn't min the
"I'm worn out right now
- emotionally, physically, men-
tally," he said. "But that's what it's
"There's no better feeling than
being drained after a win."
Junior adds jumper to offensive arsenal
HORFORD, from page 20
"If I'm in rhythm and making shots, I want
the ball so I can help my team," Horford said.
Here is the dilemma in guarding Horfordi
If you elect to double-team him, as Purdue
did for much of the first half, he finds open
If you guard him one-on-one but protect
the basket, he drains a polished outside jump
He hit two 15-footers Sunday. When he
arrived at UF, Horford could hardly score out-
side the paint. Now he can hardly miss.
"We know that if you give him a crack, he's
going to shoot it and make it," guard Taurean
Your only other option is to body-up
But the 6-foot-l0, chiseled forward is so
strong he will likely move you as close to the
basket as need be before converting a baby
"He can use both hands and he's a re-
ally good passer," Coach Billy Donovan sard.
"He's one of the smartest big men I've ever
Horford denies that he has become a
primary scorer. But even Donovan said he
ordered his players to look for him late in the
"He can use both hands and he's a
really good passer. He's one of the
smartest big men I've ever coached."
UF men's basketball coach
And why not?
Horford has scored in double digits in all
but one of his last 11 games.
Fot the season, he is shooting 62 percent
from the field and averaging 9.3 rebounds.
One week ago, he was.named Southeastern
Conference Tournament MVP after scoring
18 points and grabbing 12 boards against
Arkansas in the championship game.
"Al's a monster," Noah said. "He's really
been leading us defensively and offensively.
You have to give Al all the credit in the world.
He's been playing unbelievable basketball."
NICK-EL, from page 20
factor in the first half.
Message to Butler: The
Boilermakers may have exposed
the Gators' Achilles' heel.
"If we take (Green) out of the
game, they really can't run the
offense," Purdue guard Keaton
Everybody who plays the
Gators also has an advantage be-
fore tipoff: the underdog role.
The pressure was off Jackson
State and Purdue, and both came
out much looser than UE.
As a result, the teams forged
early leads. -
S"No one gave us a chance to
win against Florida," Purdue
guard David Teague said.
"Nobody had us in their brackets.
That was the motivation for us, to
play pressure-free, loose and leave
it all out there and leave it all on
Donovan has talked all year
about living in the moment, get-
ting up to play each team no mat-
ter how much UF is favored by.
Yet the Boilermakers noticed
something from the get-go.
"They were kind of stunned
at how hard we were playing,
how much we wanted it," Kramer
Purdue coach Matt Painter said
his team played just as hard as UF,
if not harder. But the Boilermakers
are short-season Class A ball and
the Gators are the majors.
Purdue has several flaws, in-
cluding a thin front line.
"We took their first punch, we
responded," Kramer said. "When
we took the second punch, we re-
sponded again. When we took the 4
third punch, we just couldn't get
the last couple stops here or there
to get over the hump."
The teams UF will face in the
next few rounds, if the Gators
keep advancing, will be tougher
to knock out.
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MONDAY, MARCH 19, 2007
UF MEN'S BASKETBALL
game in tourney
By LOUIS ANASTASIS
Alligator Staff Writer
NEW ORLEANS The ultimate sacrilege is in the
UF, fueled by unselfishness, is witnessing one of its
five starters become so refined the Gators might gasp
- make him a go-to player.
"Al's definitely our go-to post player. If they
don't double-team him, Al can do anything in
the post. He's a rebounding machine, and I'm
just happy he's on my team."
Forward Al Horford has become such an offensive
weapon the Gators might not have a choice.
Horford scored 17 points on 7-of-9 shooting, grabbed
nine rebounds and blocked one shot Sunday against
Purdue (22-12) to help UF (31-5) advance to play Butler
in the Sweet 16.
"Al's definitely our go-to post player," forward
Joakim Noah said. "If they don't double-team him, Al
can do anything in the post. He's a rebounding machine,
and I'm just happy he's on my team." -
It says something that this comment came from Noah,
wA is not a bad post player himself. But he was being
Horford has become close to unstoppable in the post,
especially late in games. He scored 11 points and did not
miss a shot after halftime to help the Gators overcome a
* THE GATORS SNAPPED THE
SCHOOL RECORD FOR POINTS IN A
By JENNA MARINA
Alligator Staff Writer
NEW ORLEANS The luck of the Irish
may have aided UF's record-breaking first
round performance during St. Patrick's Day
The Gators went on a rampage in the
second half against Jackson State by scoring
71 points to break the school record for most
points in a half. The previous high was 70
against Coastal Carolina on Nov. 30, 1998.
- The Gators' 112 points against the Tigers
broke the school record for the most total
points scored in an NCAA Tournament
game. UF's rebounding margin of 43 against
Jackson State broke an NCAA Tournament
record. The Gators outrebounded the Tigers
Senior Chris Richard and freshman
Marreese Speights set career highs in points
Friday. Richard scored 17 points, eclipsifig his
previous high of 14, and Speights scored 16,
surpassing his previous mark of 13.
Point guard Taurean Green dished out 12
assists, also a career high.
SIGHTSEEING: UF coach Billy Donovan took
the team on a tour of the 9th Ward, one of
the areas hit hardest by Hurricane Katrina
"Sometimes when you see things on TV
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on the city and the hurricane, you see things
from a TV's perspective," Donovan said. "It's
always different when you get a chance to
see rows and rows and blocks and blocks of
homes that are just aban-
While on the bus, the
team saw houses with red
Men's Xs and numbers on doors.
Basketball A police officer told
Donovan that the marks
showed when the house
was last checked for survivors and animals.
"It's a pretty eye-opening experience be-
cause I think we have a tendency sometimes
to focus on our own problems," Donovan
said. "My intent was just to take the focus
off themselves and maybe see how fortunate
N EW ORLEANS Purdue
is saying the same things
that all the national experts
Despite close first halves in a
pair of opening-weekend games,
the Gators are still the best team in
Boilermakers guard Chris
Kramer predicted UF would re-
"They have so many key com-
ponents, and they have so many
big guys," he said. "So if anybody
gets into foul trouble, they can keep
on bringing in big bodies. They've
that can fin-
the basket. I
think they are
Nick Zaccardi the favorite."
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"In my opinion, they took one
of their toughest blows of the tour-
nament, as far as a team going at
them and playing hard and playing
with those guys for 40 minutes,"
Teague said. "I expect those guys
But the Boilermakers also
showed why it's too early to crown
the Gators again.
For the second straight game, an
undersized and overmatched team
Contrast that to last season's
tournament, when UF thrashed
its first two opponents by 20-plus
"We're not overly talented," UF
coach Billy Donovan said. "If we
were overly talented,' we would
have been ranked last year because
it's the same group of guys."
It's not coach-speak.
Purdue's game plan coming in
was to pressure Taurean Green,
and it mostly worked.
He committed five turnovers
versus two assists and was a non
SEE NICK-EL, PAGE 19
No. 5 Tennessee 77
No. 4 Virginia 74
,.N..1 Kansas 88
S6o. 8 Kentucky 76
* The UF football team visited the
White House on Monday. The Gators
start spring practice later this week
and hold their annual Orange and
Blue scrimmage on April 14.
EThe UF softball team was swept by LSU,
while the women's golf team won the Lady
Gator Invitational. Santa Fe also picked up
an extra-inning conference win. Check the
Web site for full coverage.
S1999: The UF men's basketball team
loses 73-72 in the Sweet 16 to Gonzaga.
The Gators finished the season 22-9 and 10-
6 in the Southeastern Conference.
SEE HORFORD, PAGE 19.
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UF sets records in first-round blowout