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TUESDAY, MARCH 20, 2007
TUESDAY, MARCH 20,2007
Students spark up risky business deals
Editor's Note: For fear of violence or
arrest, the student drug dealers inter-
viewed for this story have been given
By JESSICA PONN
In most ways, Ralph leads an ordinary
life. He studies daily, competes in intramural
football and hangs out with friends on the
What sets Ralph apart is his passion for
Ralph grows marijuana and said he used
to- ell it He L- one of numerous UF students
\ ho ha e dealt pot or prescription pills a
job local police say is one of the most danger-
ous in town.
In the past seven months, the Gainesville
Police Department has seen a significant rise
in drug-related home-invasion robberies,
said Lt. Keith Kameg, GPD's spokesman. At
least half of the robberies
SRalph said he under-
stands the risks he took and
has stopped selling. But
in the past, the cash was
just too addicting. He said
plenty of college students
Kameg are itching for dealers, and
his earnings about a
grand and a half a week came easily. Plus,
Ralph grows his own marijuana in a home-
made incubator, which made his business
especially profitable. He's no botanist, but he
said he had few problems figuring out how to
harvest the weed.
"You can go to Google, and they'll give you
the exact steps," he said. "Its just like growing
tomatoes or anything else."
It may be easy to cultivate, but Ralph's
secret garden could land him in prison on
multiple felony charges. Kameg said he be-
lieves some long-time dealers like Ralph have
SEE DRUGS, PAGE 9
Nicole Safker/ Alligator Staff
Jamey Kirby, left, gathers with family and friends at his Gainesville home to watch his performance on "Jeopardy!"
on Monday evening. After a three-way tie Friday, he returned to take home the win and a total of $38,677.
UF alum wins
By DANIELLE TORRENT
In the comfort of his own home, UF graduate James Kirby
watched his historic tie-breaking appearance on "Jeopardy!" on
As nine friends and family members filed into Kirby's liv-
ing room in Northwest Gainesville to watch the episode, his
7-year-old son Kieran said to his mother, "Mommy, I was going
to watch 'Arthur.'"
"That is not happening out here," responded Kirby's best
friend, UF student Scott Stefansen, 26.
After watching Kirby place in a three-way $16,000 tie on
Friday's episode of "Jeopardy!," the group stared at the TV, an-
ticipating the local contestant's every move. When the onscreen
Kirby didn't respond to the first three questions of the episode,
Stefansen turned to his friend and said, "Come on, man!"
Monday's episode was taped in December, so most of the
group already knew what the outcome would be.
Kirby beat the other two contestants in Final Jeopardy!
when they missed the question and he answered correctly. The
category was historical quotes and the question was: Who said,
"What a beautiful view" in 1961? Although Kirby misspelled
the name, he knew the quote was from Alan Shepard not
John Glenn, the guess of the other contestants.
SEE JEOPARDY, PAGE 9
UF student killed Sunday in accident on turnpike
* THE SOPHOMORE'S CAR She planned for an 8:30 class cident Sunday while returning to trol at about 12:15 p.m. ous week in Fort Lauderd
SPUN OUT OF CONTROL. Monday morning. There would Gainesville from a Spring Break Hull said the vehicle spun, ing clubs, eating at barbe
be modeling rehearsals later in spent with her friends, mother struck the highway's guardrail enjoying the break with fi
the week, and her anniversary and younger sisters. and flipped in the air. It came to She also spent time
By DREW HARWELL with her boyfriend would be next State Sgt. Scott Hull, rest upside down on the median. mother, who lived in Wes
Alligator Staff Writer month. And she still had to plan News a shift commander Emergency workers pro- visited her two younger
email@example.com for a summer spent networking with the Florida nounced McIntosh dead at the nicknamed "Nats" and
with fashion executives in New Highway Patrol, said McIntosh scene at 12:44 p.m., Hull said. No said friend and UF soT
UF advertising sophomore York. was driving her 2005 Scion tC other vehicles were involved in Shari Samuels.
Tatiana McIntosh never figured Instead, the woman known on Florida's Turnpike south of the accident.
her life would play out like this. as "Tati" -was killed in a car ac- Kissimmee when the car lost con- McIntosh had spent the Drevi- SEE DEATH
*Even though the
UF men's bas-
ketball team has
advanced to the
Sweet 16, it has
struggled in the
first half. However,
have kept UF on
the winning path.
See story, pg. 20.
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* More undergraduates are mov-
ing out of the classrooms and
lecture halls, and into the universi-
ty's labs and libraries, conducting
And UF has created more under-
graduate research opportunities
to meet this growing demand.
See story, pg. 8.
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Florida Gym, 10 a.m.
Leisure Education and Parks
Students sells T-shirts for the
College of Health and Human
Backgammon and Chess
Orange & Brew, 5 p.m.
The Lebanese American
Society hosts a tournament as
part of International Month.
Anyone can participate, and
winners will receive trophies.
Graham Area, 6 p.m.
The Student Global AIDS
Campaign holds a fundraiser
tobring the Global Justice Tour
to UF. There will be no betting,
just a one-time $5 donation for
a set amount of chips. Winners
will receive prizes.
"Waiting on the World to
Anderson Hall, Rm. 64, 6 p.m.
Kappa Alpha Psi frater-
nity hosts a forum to discuss
whether the United States is
ready for a minority presi-
Medical Sciences Bldg.,
Shands Auditorium, 8 p.m.
Representatives for "Invisible
Children" screen the film and
promote awareness of the
child soldier conflict in Africa.
iPods add to hearing loss
Turn off that iPod and listen
Due to loud music and noisy
environments, young people
have a rate of impaired hearing
2.5 times that of their parents
and grandparents, according to
a study by Stanford University.
The study added that in 2050,
as many as 50 million Americans
could be hearing impaired.
Scott Griffiths, the director
of UF's Doctor of Audiology
Program, said a lot of damage
can be done to the ears before any
problems are noticed. Hearing
loss symptoms include ringing
or any noise from within the ear,
said Griffiths, who has studied
hearing and audiology for 21
A primary cause of such dam-
age is the increasing popularity
of MP3 players, he said. Damage
can result from the amount of
time the MP3 player is used as
much as its volume. The longer
an audio device is listened to,
the lower the volume should be,
The intensity of the music
also makes a difference. Heavy,
loud rock should be listened to
-at a lower volume than that of
softer, lighter music, like classi-
cal, Griffiths said.
There is no permanent cure
once hearing has been lost.
"Your hearing is like a bank
account that you can only with-
draw from," Griffiths said.
Phillip Sotomayor, a UF junior
majoring in mechanical engineer-
ing, said he listens to his iPod
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every day. But he keeps his
volume at a reasonable level be-
cause he has played percussion
for nine years and was taught
the importance of protecting
his hearing, he said.
"If a person next to you
ran hear (your music), it's too
loud," he said.
Instances of hearing im-
pairment may be increasing,
but Griffiths said sensitivity
to hearing loss is on a case-by-
case basis. What might cause
one person damage may not
affect another, he said.
In order to decrease the risk,
Griffiths suggested limiting the
amount of time spent listening
to music and avoiding loud
areas, such as concerts, restau-
rants and nightclubs.
"If you have to raise your
voice to be heard," he said,
"then that situation can be risky
However, he also realizes the
importance of music in today's
"I'm not going to say'you
cannot wear your iPod," he
said. "(Music) is part of the
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TUESDAY, MARCH 20, 2007 E ALLIGATOR, 3
Hub reopens after
nicole adTKer/ Al.igator mall
UF students study in the newly renovated Hub on Monday afternoon. The Hub, which fully opened Monday, is
the new home of the UF Computing Help Desk and the International Center. It also features a Starbucks.
By ERIN EHRLICH
The second fully func-
tioning Starbucks on UF's
campus began brewing
coffee Monday in the Hub,
as the building completely
reopened after nearly three
years of renovation.
and UF freshman Tiffany
McDonough said she's glad
that to get coffee, she'll
no longer have to walk, to
Library West, where the first
on-campus franchise opened
The Hub also houses study
areas with walk-up and wire-
less Internet connections.
McDonough said she'd
been there for about four
Freshman Josh Matas said
it's an ideal place for study-
ing or just hanging out.
"I'm surprised there aren't
more people here," Matas
said. "I guess word hasn't got
Junior journalism major
Jennifer Walker said she
stopped going to the Hub af-
ter her first semester because
On was a nuisance
Campus to her.
"For me, I'm
just sensitive to the construc-
tion," Walker said. "It's too
The Hub is also the new
home of the UF International
Center and the UF Computing
The project cost about $10
Planned Parenthood to hand out free morning-after pills
* THE PILLS NORMALLY COST
By LORI FINKEL
Alligator Contributing Writer
To promote awareness of the emergency
contraception Plan B, Planned Parenthood of
North Central Florida is giving out free doses
of the medication Wednesday.
A dose of Plan B, commonly referred to as
the "morning-after pill" that prevents preg-
nancy after, unprotected sex, normally costs
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The clinic handed out the pills illegally last
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for distribution of the pills. However, they
have since been legalized for over-the-counter
distribution to those over 18.
In order to follow federal regulations,
Planned Parenthood, which is an authorized
health clinic, will be writing prescriptions for
those under 18 who wish to receive a dose.
Between the two Planned Parenthood loca-
tions in Gainesville and Tallahassee, 100 packs
"There's no medical reason why a
16-year old girl can't have it."
VOX: Voices for Planned Parenthood
will be given out. Members of the UF chapter
of VOX: Voices for Planned Parenthood will
help hand out the emergency contraception.
"Free things just raise more awareness,"
said Namrata Uberoi, a senior at UF and VOX
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Students spend break helping rebuild New Orleans
Editor's note: This is the second of a
three-part series on how students spent
their Spring Break.
By JESSIE COLEMAN
Paul Loschak felt like an intruder as he
trudged through the front door of a New
Orleans assisted-living home.
He looked like a human marshmallow in
his white Tyvek jumpsuit, skating across the
chocolate-colored muck, his feet slipping and
sliding on a thin layer of sludge.
A combination of mud and black mold, the
result of long-standing water, blanketed the
interior of the home, nicknamed the "Nasty
Gut." The house was an abandoned rotting
mess since the fury of Hurricane Katrina al-
most a year and a half ago.
Loschak, a sophomore who spent his
Spring Break gutting houses in New Orleans,
wore protective goggles, a helmet, gloves
and a respiratory mask inside the house. The
equipment obscured most of his face, leaving
only small crevices of bare skin exposed to the
Loschak was an anti-bacterial bubble in a
swampland of grime and mold, but he was
still vulnerable to the feeling of desolation that
lingered throughout the house.
"I was able to stand in a bedroom and
picture myself in that place and what it would
have been like to leave all of a sudden,"
The devastation seemed to seep right
through his protective suit and goggles. He
cringed at the bright-red cockroaches, which
were about the size of silver dollars, crawl-
ing on the walls and upturned furniture. He
winced at the soggy clothes strewn on the
floor and at the empty Snack-Pack pudding
containers that still filled the pantry, most of
them gnawed away by rats.
Loschak couldn't ignore the signs of life in
this former home and the trail of the hurricane
that snatched it away.
The work was emotionally tiring for
Loschak and 10 other UF students who trav-
eled to New Orleans with Florida Alternative
Breaks, a volunteer organization that offers
opportunities to serve the community during
Hailey Mellon, a psychology junior and
one of two site leaders for the trip, said she
tried to focus on clearing out. the homes
rather than on the traces of life that still echoed
throughout the homes, like the picture frames
still hanging on the walls.
"You kind of desensitized yourself,"
Mellon said. "You went in and cleaned out the
house, and that was your task,"
'Feelings aside, the crouching, hammering,
reaching, tearing and hauling took a physical
toll on the student volunteers.
In one two-story home, Loschak had to
rip apart soggy furniture on the second floor,
throw the ruins out a broken window and
then haul the pile about 15 feet to the street
curb a task that took about two and a half
hours. That labor was only.prep for the real
demolition. Removing weatherworn walls
required another five hours of beating with
Loschak and the rest of the UF team demol-
ished, emptied and tidied the interior of four
houses during their five days in New Orleans,
starting March 12 and ending Friday. After
they finished, only the shells of the houses
remained. They worked alongside Hands on
New Orleans, an organization based in the
First St. United Methodist Church in New
Orleans that aids in long-term rebuilding of
areas affected by the hurricane. They also
arranged for the group to stay in the church
headquarters. The church, located in a poor,
crime-ridden neighborhood southeast of the
wealthy Garden district, was highly secured.
Workers left only in groups of three, and a
password was needed to get
Student back inside.
ULfe "It was kind of like a fortress,"
Loschak said. "They basically
kept us locked inside."
Loschak shared the church's accom-
modations with 95 other college students
from around the United States and about 10
AmeriCorps volunteers. Everyone stayed in
one large room filled with bunkbeds and slept
onr plastic mattresses. Loschak's feet hung
about 4 inches over the edge of his mattress,
which was about 2 feet wide and 6 feet long.
Even after tossing and turning through
the night, Loschak followed a tight schedule,
waking up each morning at 6 a.m. and starting
work by 8 a.m. He usually worked eight-hour
days. When he returned to the church, cov-
ered in dirt and sweat, he raced to a dry-erase
board on the wall to sign up for a 4-minute
shower. There were three showers for all 106
workers to share.
"If someone took a shower that was 5
minutes, they would be shunned the rest of
the day," Loschak said, laughing at what he
described as friendly chiding.
After cleaning up, Loschak and the other
volunteers relaxed, talked and played cards
and board games. But much like showering,
sleep was coveted after a day of work, and a 10
p.m. lights-out rule was widely enforced.
"Each day we worked a little less hard,"
Loschak said. "It just got harder every single
day because we were more and more tired."
But the rewards of Loschak's work pro-
pelled him. Sometimes the group found small
treasures buried in the ruins, like a collection
of Mardi Gras doubloons and a photo album
they salvaged for one family. Both were found
in the assisted-living home. Flipping through
the pictures helped Loschak connect to the
family, making him feel less like a stranger in
More than the treasures he found, Loschak's
biggest reward was the stories locals had to
share. Loschak and other volunteers listened
to their hurricane war stories tales of terror,
confusion, hunger and separation from loved
ones. They watched the storytellers' faces con-
tort withpain of their memories.
"Every time a homeowner would come
down the street, they would tell us some kind
of story like that." Loschak said. "It was so
moving, and it brought so much more mean-
ing to what we were doing."
But for Loschak, the biggest challenge
came at the end of the week, when he packed
up his bags Saturday morning and said good-
bye to fellow volunteers. Prey to pangs of
disappointment, he could not shut off visions
of hundreds of other houses that still need
"Going on this trip showed me what real
service is," Loschak said. "I hope that any-
body that's never had a chance to actually roll
up their sleeves and do something either does
this or something else. There's still a huge de-
mand for labor."
Photo Courtesy of Halley Mellon
Paul Loschak removes screws from the ceiling of a house in New Orleans on Friday.
Loschak and 10 other UF students traveled to New Orleans for Spring Break.
APPLY NOW FOR STUDENT ADVISORY BOARDS
The University of Florida is looking for students who are willing to serve on
the following Advisory Boards for the 2007-2008 academic year:
Recreational Sports Advisory Board:
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.
Deadline for 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.
Deadlinefor 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 and use of the
Stephen C. O'Connell Center including financial charges to users, types of events, schedule
of events and yearly calendar.
Deadline for application: April 4, 2007
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UF draws dean from UNC
By JOEY CHINDAMO
In its quest to join the ranks of the top-
ranked public universities, UF lured a faculty
member away from a top-10 institution to
head its graduate school.
Henry Frierson, a professor of educational
psychology and the director of the Research
Education Support Program at the University
of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been
hired as UF's new associate vice president
and the dean of the Graduate School.
Frierson will be paid $200,000 a year, ac-
cording to a press release. He will assume
his new position May 1 and succeed interim
Dean Kenneth Gerhardt, who will return to
his post as a professor of audiology, said Steve
Orlando, UF's spokesman;
Though Frierson has been a faculty mem-
ber at UNC since 1974, he said he's excited
about relocating to UF.
UF Provost Janie Fouke said Frierson's
passion for graduate education, mentoring
students and experience with fundraising set
him apart from other applicants.
At UF, Fouke said Frierson will work to
improve training for graduate assistants and
make grant proposals for graduate students.
Though Frierson said he wasn't aware
of recent allegations of graduate student
mistreatment by faculty in UF's sociology de-
partment, he said he is committed to ensuring
all graduate students are treated properly and
given the opportuni-
S, Frierson also
wants to promote
to UF's undergraduate students.
"I've been told that the University of
Florida's undergraduates are some of the best
in the country," he said. "I see them as a tre-
mendous pool for future graduate students."
While the date of Frierson's arrival is fast
approaching, his transformation to Gator
status is not yet complete. When asked which
team he was rooting for in the NCAA Division
I men's basketball tournament the Gators
or the Tar Heels Frierson laughed.
"Ill plead the fifth," he said. "I don't want
the people to get mad at me yet."
Walkout will protest war
By JESSICA DaSILVA
A student group is encouraging students
to walk out of their classes and march to
Tigert Hall to protest the Iraq war today, a
day after the war's fourth anniversary.
The Gainesville Area Students for a
Democratic Society will demand that the
UF administration issue a public statement
opposing the war on behalf of the student
body, said Joe Richard, the group's spokes-
Tina Steiger, a UF sophomore and a
walkout organizer, said the group will meet
on the Reitz Union Colonnade at 1 p.m.
The other goal of the protest is to ask UF
to be transparent about goverment-spon-
scored research at the university, Steiger
"The government is spending so much
on the war when the reasons aren't even
clear to the student body or U.S. popula-
tion," she said.
"The government is spending
so much on the war when the
reasons aren't even clear to the
student body or U.S. population."
UF sophomore/walkout organizer
Richard Gutierrez, an English and his-
tory junior and another walkout organizer,
said the group hopes that at least a couple
hundred students show up.
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against sophomore Max Glennon while students watch on Turlington Plaza
on Monday afternoon. Heerschap joins other students a few times a week
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Campaign catfights, now
Y ouTube. It's the favorite Web site of many bored people,
drunk people and high people. Sometimes all three at
the same time. But YouTube has evolved past more
than just a place to watch homemade shorts, old episodes of
Captain Planet and movie trailers sometimes whole mov-
Now it's a political weapon as well. And the first bullet
has been fired at Democratic presidential candidate Hillary
The 73-second ad portrays Clinton as an Orwellian Big
Brother or should we say Big Sister? figure. The good
guy is, of course, Barack Obama the other Democratic hope-
ful. Well, that's whose Web site appears at the end of the clip.
But who made the video?
One thing about YouTube is that it can be anonymous. The
Internet is a much more accessible domain than TV, and no
group has to identify itself on a YouTube video as a paid po-
litical ad. Even the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth against John
Kerry in 2004 had to take responsibility for its TV spots.
And it's free. "It used to be that unless they bought tens
of millions of dollars in advertising, you weren't going to be
heard," said Simon Rosenberg, president of the Washington-
based New Democrat Network, an influential party advocacy
group. "Now, if an ad catches on, on YouTube or wherever,
and becomes trendy and exciting, it could have just as much
impact," he said.
These conditions are the perfect breeding grounds for
muckraking campaigning. The Obama campaign naturally
denies any connections to the creation of the video. Clinton's
campaign has declined to comment so far. But the damage has
been done, and it wouldn't be surprising if an anti-Obama ad
pops up online over the next few days.
But the worst thing about the advent of the YouTube era?
We bet this will be the dirtiest campaign in history.
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of North Central
Florida will give out free
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The emergency contra-
ceptive drug, often referred
to as the "morning-after
pill," normally costs $30.
But as Namrata Uberoi, a
VOX: Voices for Planned
Parenthood public relations
representative says: "Free-
things just raise more aware-
No denying that.
While everyone who has
sex should use protection,
accidents happen. No deny-
ing that either. So we're glad
that Planned Parenthood will
distribute the pills.
Plan B, a two-pill process,
works like a higher dose
of birth control and can be
started up to 72 hours after
Plan B is available over-
the-counter to people 18
and older, but minors must
have a prescription, so we're
also glad VOX will lobby in
Tallahassee to eliminate this
This law is just another
aspect of our puritanical and
prudish society. When are
lawmakers going to wake
up to the fact that underage
kids have sex, too? It's not
all sock hops in Pleasantville
Planned Parenthood has
handed out Plan B in the
past illegally, since it was
not available over-the-coun-
ter. This form of protest was
successful, and we hope this
year's version will be just as
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Sey're popping up like daisies. The ultimate corporate
symbol of white, middle-class conformity is taking
over our campus. But I can't say I'm surprised it's
a sad reality that college campuses feel the need to sell out
to companies like Coca-Cola or Pepsi for sources of revenue
It's the same case with Starbucks, and the students are
complicit. We're getting our third on-campus Starbucks
- and hopefully our last. Java City was merely a backup op-
tion for students when their favorite corporate coffee chain
was nowhere in sight. Yes, the coffee at Java City sucked, but
Starbucks isn't much better.
And Starbucks' coffee tastes like cardboard. I don't under-
stand how tasteless lattes and Frappuccinos can be so addict-
ing for so many people. I promise, once you break free from
the lemming-like attachment to Starbucks, you will realize
that there are far tastier options in Gainesville.
Call me a corporation-hating hippie, but Starbucks is a
socially irresponsible company. According to Transfair USA,
the only third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in the
United States, about 4 percent of Starbucks coffee is Certified
Fair Trade coffee, meaning coffee farmers are paid fair prices
that allow them to how should I put this? live.
But right across the street from the Library West location,
Deja Brew Cafe inside Target Copy serves only organic Fair
Trade Coffee. D6ja Brew is also environmentally friendly,
using cups made from completely biodegradable materials
- and the coffee actually tastes like coffee.
If you can't stand the whirring of the copy machines,
there's Maude's downtown, which has a much better ambi-
ence than any Starbucks. Or if you're a closet Hare Krishna
like me, you'd enjoy Book Lover's Cafe, with its vegan food
and organic coffee.
Gainesville has plenty of locally owned shops that are
more deserving of your patronage
than that caffeine conglomerate.
But the UF campus is rep-
resentative of every American
city. In Gainesville, there are five
other Starbucks in addition to the
Anuradha Pandey campus locations. But eight stores
firstname.lastname@example.org doesn't seem like enough. If we
really want to be saturated with
bad coffee and have a Starbucks
on every comer, we need at least 10 more. Alas, the company
hasn't lived up to its promise.
The distressing part about the Green Mermaid's take-
over is that we students supposedly wanted it. The Reitz
Union Board of Managers and the Food Service Advisory
Committee, both comprised of students and faculty, asked
for the chain in the Reitz Union Food Court. Though these
groups are not entirely representative of all students, I doubt
there'll be an uproar.
There definitely won'tbe tears like when the Starbucks on
the corner of West University Avenue and 13th Street cosed.
That was a real tragedy, even though there's another store
across the street inside Library West.
It would be too idealistic of me to expect any indignation
on behalf of the student body, and I can't really blame it. In
the end, we want our coffee before that 8:30 a.m. class, and
we don't have time to walk across University Avenue to get
it. We also don't care if all the cities in the United States are
indistinguishable from each other with the same chain stores
in every one.
Think about what you're drinking next time you spend
too much on a flavorless Frappuccino.
Anuradha Pandey is a history junior. Her column appears on
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Not protesting has consequences, too
I do not understand why Patrick Barrett
would discourage students from protesting
the war in Iraq. Protest always has its place in
political discourse. During the Vietnam War,
the media brought the horrors of war, social
injustice and an involuntary and largely un-
der-trained and unprepared military force
into our homes. Student protests succeeded
by showing the country and the world that
there were citizens of the United States who
did not support the war and our role in it.
More importantly, though, Barrett argues
that continued protest of the war in Iraq
will only strengthen the enemy's position
and prolong the war. Does he not recall that
little war that occurred between World War
II and the Vietnam War? The Korean War
of the early 1950s has long been the war
this country wishes it could forget. If there
were mass protests in the United States by
students or anyone for that matter the
media did not publicize it as they did during
the Vietnam War. For the record, we still have
more than 35,000 soldiers stationed in Korea.
Only now are we considering diverting some
of these troops by sending them to Iraq. So to
Mr. Barrett, I want to say that the war we did
not protest resulted in tens of thousands of
our troops maintaining a presence in Korea,
50 years later. And to all those who intend to
protest the war in Iraq, more power to you.
Let your voices be heard!
Protest or not, Iraq war will drag on
Barrett claims that protesting might
prolong the war in Iraq on the grounds that
the insurgents might be encouraged by the
thought that Americans are not unanimously
in favor of the war. OK, let's concede that this
is a possibility. Now, it seems to me equally
likely that the absence of protest might be
taken by the insurgents to mean they need
to escalate the level of violence, which would
also presumably prolong the war and make it
bloodier. So it's possible that protesting will
drag out the war, and it's possible that not
protesting will drag out the war.
Unless we have some concrete reason
to think one or the other of these outcomes
is more likely, it seems we have a perfect
stalemate as to the wisdom of protesting. So,
my congratulations go out to Mr. Barrett for
managing to devote an entire column to say-
ing precisely nothing.
David N. Tostenson
Protesters not at fault for prolonged war
I was shocked by the cynicism displayed
in Barrett's column Monday. He would have
protesters shoulder the responsibility of pro-
tracting this war without placing any blame
on the politicians who continue to talk about
"staying the course" and "supporting our
troops" like they're the ones in charge.
The last time I checked, most Americans
oppose the war and want us out of Iraq as
soon as possible. Shouldn't the blame for this
conflict fall squarely on the shoulders of the
ones who lied to make us fight and have ig-
nored public sentiment ever since? Isn't there
something tragically undemocratic about this
Mr. Barrett even goes so far-as to place the
blame for an authoritarian regime half the
world away on protesters here in America.
Yes, I'm sure that years of military conflict
and indiscriminate bombings are very effec-
tive at keeping power out of the hands of
tyrants. Clearly, protesters are responsible for
the conditions that make people want to resist
occupying armies and put their future into the
hands of the despot most capable of effectively
In all seriousness, I wonder if Barrett is
aware of a recent poll from Iraq showing that
61 percent of responders approve of attacks
on coalition troops. Is this a result of the peace
movement back in the States?
Despite our differences in opinion, I was
quite pleased to read Barrett's piece. He gave
us more publicity than we ever could have
hoped for from the Alligator, and I'm sure not
many people fell for his faulty logic.
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Press release seminar helps groups get news coverage
T hen I speak with student groups, I'm often asked
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Other definitions include shifts in the status quo, chang-
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Reitz gallery offers fledgling artists chance to exhibit
* IT IS ACCEPTING APPLICA-
TIONS FOR SHOWINGS.
By LAINEY JOHNSON
Alligator Contributing Writer
Dim lights, white walls and a
catered reception marked the atmo-
sphere in which Sarah Rupert's art
"The gallery" in the Reitz Union
is accepting applications for the
summer and fall 2007 semesters to
give faculty, staff, alumni and stu-
dents -both non-art and art majors
alike the opportunity to showcase
Chosen pieces will be exhibited
in the gallery, which is located on the
second floor of the Reitz Union, with
a catered reception and funding for
promotional items also provided.
"I know how expensive having
your work exhibited can be when
you're not helped by a provider,"
said Rupert, director of the gallery.
"We make it possible for struggling
students and artists to successfully
showcase their work in a very pro-
Rupert, a UF senior majoring in
creative photography, had her pho-
tographs showcased in the gallery
for one week earlier this semester in
the exhibit Conventaional Wisdoms,
along with two of her friends, who
are also photo artists. opportunity for us and quite a per-
"Art school puts a lot of empha- sonal experience," Rupert said. "The
sis on exhibition, so it was a great big space gave us a great chance to
put up a lot of work that finished a
thought best illustrated in more than
Andrew Stanfill, Alligator
UF creative photography senior Sarah Rupert stands by one of her photographs that was part of the
exhibit Conventional Wisdom, which was on display for a week in "the gallery" in the Reitz Union.
UF alumnus Frank Curtis had
his suitcase installation showcased
in the gallery in February. Each suit-
case in his exhibit was supposed to
reflect changes, events and journeys
in his life.
Curtis said he initially felt inti-
mated before his one-person show
because he didn't think he had
enough artwork to fill the large
On "It turned out the
Campus space accommodated
it perfectly, and the
staff helped me arrange the work
and the lighting," Curtis said.
Interested artists must have im-
ages in slide or digital format and
submit an application, which is
available at www.union.ufl.edu/
Application materials can be
dropped off at the Arts and Crafts
Center on the basement floor of the
The Art Production Committee,
consisting of Reitz Union faculty
and students, will review submis-
sions April 1. Shows can either be
solo or a group of works based
around a theme.
The deadline for all applications
is March 29, and selections will be
announced by e-mail April 9.
"This is a great chance to see and
exhibit art," Rupert said. "That ben-
UF offers expanded undergrad research opportunities
By ADRIAN ERLENBACH
Alligator Contributing Writer
Research opportunities used to be reserved
for just graduate students, but lately, more
undergraduates have been moving out of the
classroom and into the lab.
According to a recent CNN report, large
universities, including UF, have been expand-
ing their opportunities for undergraduate
research to raise rankings and entice high-
In recent years, UF has created more pro-
grams devoted to undergraduate research.
Hundreds of undergraduates now perform re-
search every year through programs offered at
UF, such as the University Scholars program,
the Science for Life Program and the McNair
Scholars Program for low-income, first-gen-
eration and minority students.
Mary Brown, a professor in the department
of infectious diseases and pathology, said she
is pleased with the growing interest in under-
graduate research. She has worked with doz-
ens of undergraduates under several different
"It's good to have that mixture," she said.
"You interact with people at all levels of pro-
While research is a good resume booster,
Brown said the experience undergraduates
get is the most important advantage to re-
"It's good to have that mixture. You
interact with people at all levels of
search because it helps students gain a deeper
understanding of what they want to do.
Ashley Bittner, a UF senior double ma-
joring in history and political science, spent
last summer in England studying the his-
tory of globalization in the University Scholars
Program. She said that while the project gave"
her a firsthand perspective of what historians
do, it also helped her discover that she might
be more interested in other things.
"It made me realize that I needed to take
more time before starting a Ph.D. program,"
In addition to being a University Scholar
in 2006, that year she was also awarded the
Truman Scholarship, a $30,000 award for un-
dergraduates planning to pursue careers in
High-achieving students like Bittner are
what make UF's undergraduate research pro-
grams possible, Brown said.
"UF has some of the brightest undergradu-
ate students around," she said. "They are
ready and willing to do graduate-level work."
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DRUGS, from page 1
become too comfortable in their
criminal behaviors and put them-
selves in jeopardy.
The danger, he said, is not from
law enforcement but from the deal-
ers' own clients.
"When we say drugs and vio-
lence go together, we're not making
it up," Kameg said. "They do."
Students are selling narcotics
out of their homes only to find their
patrons returning uninvited. Some
victims have been beaten up. Others
have been pistol-whipped.
"Somebody is going to get
killed," Kameg said in an interview
On March 3, his premonition be-
came a reality. Eugene A. Robinson,
31, was murdered after a man he
knew from previous drug deals
entered his home with a .45-caliber
handgun and shot him.
Robinson was not a UF student,
but Kameg said the same could eas-
ily happen to anyone dealing drugs.
On Nov. 4, UF student Brett
Rampal called police to report that
his apartment on Southwest Ninth
Street had been robbed.
He told officers that when the
suspects arrived, they hit him in the
head with a handgun and shouted,
"Where's the stuff?" according to
the police report. Rampal told police
he used to sell drugs but no longer
did, according to the report.
"It's hard to have sympathy for
them," Kameg said. "Some people
have actually asked us to get their
drugs back for them. If that isn't the
classic 'drugs fry your brain' state-
ment, I don't know what is."
Locating the perpetrators of
such crimes proves difficult. Often
the victims are unable to positively
identify their attackers, Kameg said.
Rampal, for instance, described
the suspects as between three and
six males who ranged in age from 20
to 40 years, were average in height
and weight and were wearing dark
clothes, according to the report.
"You've now described every-
body," Kameg said. "And then they
ask, 'Are you going to solve this
Ralph said he thinks these deal-
ers are acting recklessly and break-
ing a chief drug-dealer mantra.
"Don't sell to people you don't
know," he said. "That's the No. 1
rule right there."
But as blasphemous as it may
seem to those with drug-selling ex-
perience, Kameg said he has found
that Rampal isn't the only UF stu-
dent to stray from Ralph's principle.
"We are going to arrest the
victims. I can be no more
clear than that."
Lt. Keith Kameg
In mid-February, GPD ar-
rested Jared McCaslin and Demitris
Golston for robbing a student's
apartment on Southwest 23rd
Terrace. They took about $2,000 in
cash and drugs.
Kameg estimates that these rela-
tively small-time criminals are cost-
ing Gainesville residents big bucks.
In police man-hours alone,
the case involving McCaslin and
Golston cost the community about
$9,000, he said. After investigations,
records and court administration
fees, Kameg estimates the commu-
nity will spend between $25;000 and
$40,000 on that case alone.
"Heaven forbid that $25,000
could have been used somewhere
else," he said.
With about 20 similar cases since
May 2006, the burden on taxpayers
has been mounting.
Small-time student dealers
- whom Kameg refers to as "no-
bodies" in the drug world often
believe they are invincible to violent
attacks for two primary reasons:
They feel comfortable with their cli-
entele, and they think robbers only
go after the big fish.
Kameg knows better.
"Ifyou think there is any honor in
drug users and drug dealers, you're
sadly mistaken," he said. "They will
turn on you for anything. Most of
our informants are your clients."
That's a lesson that a UF student
named Adam has learned during
his college years. He spoke anony-
mously due to the nature of his com-
ments but admitted he has smoked
marijuana every day for three years
and briefly sold pot at one point.
He used to live with a friend who
sold drugs, and he was exposed
daily to the drug-dealing world.
But after watching his roommate
invite strangers into his apartment
to conduct shady transactions and
after contemplating the consequenc-
es of being caught, Adam decided
he'd stick with consumption and
leave distribution to others.
"If you're in college and you
haven't been arrested and you're
going to one of the top universities
in the country, come on it's not
worth it," he said. "Let the Santa Fe
kids sell you pot."
The illegal sale of drugs is an au-
tomatic felony, as is the possession
of certain amounts of drugs.
But the fall-out can impact a
dealer's future even if no prison
time is served. If a UF student is
charged with a drug-related felony,
he or she will likely face a minimum
punishment of suspension, said
Associate Dean of Students Paige
Crandall. After a university judicial
procedure, if it is cear that the stu-
dent has committed serious illegal
acts, he or she might be expelled,
"Expulsion is the strongest sanc-
tion we have," she said. "Expulsion
means you will never come back to
the University of Florida, and you
will probably have a very difficult
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Suspension is not much better.
A suspended student likely loses all
financial assistance and can reapply
to the university only after a certain
number of semesters, depending on
the specific punishment. .
"If you have nothing, you lose
nothing,"Kameg said. "Butifyou're
a 20-year-old junior in college, good
luck getting a job with that on your
record. This is not a joke."
Kameg said he is fed up with the
rise in home-invasions, and as the
head of the department's Violent
Crimes Taskforce, he has decided to
investigate the victims and, when-
ever possible, charge them with
every crime he can.
"We are going to arrest the vic-
tims," Kameg said. "I can be no
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more dear than that."
Lt. Bart Knowles, GPD com-
mander in charge of narcotics,
"If they are physically in posses-
sion of narcotics, we're not just going
to sweep it under the table," he said.
"It's not just going to go away."
But the real priority for law
enforcement, Kameg said, is not ar-
resting petty pot sellers. Its protect-
ing them from their own high-risk
behaviors. In many of the recently
reported home invasions, victims
have voluntarily let their attackers
through the door, thinking they are.
friendly customers. Kameg said his
fear is that Robinson's murder will
notbe the last of its sort
"(Next time) we might be re-
sponding to the death of a college
kid," he said.
Kirby thankful for 2nd chance
Friends remember kindness, spontaneity
DEATH, from page I
JEOPARDY, from page 1
"I'm never going to be able to get
that music out of my head for the
rest of my life," said Kirby's wife,
34-year-old Beth Kirby
Kirby made the decision to try
out for the game show when audi-
tions were offered online this year,
he said. He had participated in brain
bowls during high school.
Now a teacher at Suwannee
High School in Live Oak, said he re-
learned a lot of information he had
forgotten by teaching humanities,
a job he said draws on his former
experience as an Alligator sports
writer. At the Alligator, he went by
J.L. Kirby, but he said that "with
Jeopardy!,' I went with what my
mom called me (amey) because I
was on television."
Friday's tie was the doing of
the player in the lead, Scott Weiss
of Walkersville, Md. When Kirby
and the other competitor, Anders
Martinson of Union City, Calif., both
had $8,000 in Final Jeopardy!, Weiss
must have assumed they would risk
it all, Kirby said. He onlybet enough
to tie them. They all answered cor-
rectly and evened the scores.
"I wouldn't have had a chance to
be there if Scott hadn't given me that
second chance," Kirby said.
Around sode became a
G inesville s
that generated conspiracy theories.
As of Monday, the clip had more
than 250,000 views and more than
And the fans weren't the only
ones surprised. After the Final
Jeopardy! results were revealed
Friday, Alex Trebek responded with,
"Aha ... the first time ever, a three-
Sophomore Anika Navaroli, who worked
with McIntosh in UF's FACES Modeling
Troupe, called her "the most fun-loving girl
you'll ever meet in your life."
Friends agreed, describing her as adven-
turous, creative, spontaneous and kind.
When not in class, Samuels said, McIntosh
liked to model, go to the mall and eat sushi.
Her ultimate goal was to become the
fashion editor for Vogue magazine.
News of her crash shocked her friends
and left her family in tears.
Her boyfriend, UF student Logan Scott,
was too upset to talk about McIntosh on
"I thought it wasn't real," Samuels
said about hearing the news. "This has to
be wrong, you know what I mean? It just
couldn't be true. It couldn't be true."
Some of McIntosh's friends changed their
Facebook pictures to shots of her striking a
pose in front of a blue sky or smiling in a
stylish white dress.
Others used a picture that showed her
with angel wings and a halo.
The words above read, "Forever in Our
Photo courtesy of Sharl Samuels
UF sophomore Tatiana Mclntosh died Sunday
in a car accident on the Florida Turnpike.
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genetics. food safety alternative energy.
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nutrition. aquaculture, invasive specie
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such as the LIF Genetics Institute, Wa-
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more, IFAS' faculty, staff and student
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UF's diverse campus eateries sure to satisfy any hunger
Suppose you just got out of class. You're
starving and must eat before you head to
your next class.
Where do you go?
Or, imagine you're working and a col-
league from across campus calls to suggest
you get together for a quick lunch.
Where do you meet?
The answer to each of these questions
depends on where you are on campus and
how much time you have.
The University of Florida offers so many
diverse choices, there's no need look any
further the next time you're searching for
something to eat.
If you're close to the Reitz Student
Union, you're in luck. Gator Dining
Services features many of the popular na-
tional fast-food restaurants like Wendy's,
Subway and Taco Bell on the second
floor. You can grab a quick bite and head
outside to a scenic area like the North
Lawn or take a minute to relax in the
open food court.
For more international fare, try
Capeesh for traditional Italian or the
Asian-inspired Noodle Bar.
When you're tired of fast food but still
want something quick, try the Orange &
Brew. On the ground floor of the Reitz
Student Union just steps away from the
duck pond, you can
enjoy a fresh panini
sandwich or savory T vi
soup inside the cozy and
pub or take a cup of
Starbucks coffee out- visit th
side on the patio under
an umbrella. www.bsd.
You'll still have time
to satisfy your sweet
tooth. Freshens, also on the ground floor,
offers ice cream with different toppings,
parfaits, frozen yogurt and fruit smoothies.
If you care for a longer lunch and want
a change of pace, take the elevator to the
fourth floor. At the Arredondo Room, you
get an all-you-can-eat buffet, salad, soup
and a drink for $6.29. Take in sweeping
views of the campus skyline on the balcony
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time; location; costs; and contact informa-
tion to include a in,', phonr number anId
e-mail. Events, dates, times and programs
are subject to change.
2 p.m., "Phenylketonuria: Gene Therapy, En-
zyme Therapy, or?" Philip J. Laipis, Cancer &
Genetics Research Complex, Room C/G 101
5 p.m., "Reframing the Erotic: Literary Change
in Hindi, 1900-1930," Valerie Ritter, Grinter Hall,
Noon, 'Oxygen Sensing and the Evolution of
Neural Circuits," Mario de Bono, McKnight
Brain Institute, DeWeese Auditorium
4 p.m.. "Comparative Physiology of Arterial
Wave Reflections," Wilmer Nichols, Florida
Gym, Room 35
and enjoy selections like Salisbury steak
and salmon pasta alfredo.
Closer to the east side of campus? Head
over to The Fresh Food Company at Bro-
ward Dining Center. A good place to find
healthier options, diners may select from a
variety of entrees like
tropical lime tilapia at
nenus the Latin Kitchen or
u rs, oven-roasted turkey at
the American Bistro.
Neb at Choices like the
edu/dining burger and vegetable
jambalaya at the Vegan
Corner helped UF
make the Peta2 list of the most vegetar-
ian-friendly universities in the country.
Breakfast is $5.43 and lunch or dinner is
$7.43. Students with a meal plan simply
slide their Gatorl cards. Faculty and staff
now have a similar option with their own
For a less expensive, outdoor vegetarian
option, try the buffet served every weekday
by the Hare Krishna Student Center on the
lawn at the Plaza of the Americas. Enjoy
homemade vegetarian choices, usually with
curry, salad with almond dressing, and co-
conut cake for a suggested donation of $3.
You don't have to make that long trek
up the hill when you're hungry and down
by Shands Hospital. Eat at Einstein Bros.
Bagels or Chick-fil-A on the recently reno-
vated Sun Terrace. There is also another
food court northeast of the atrium on the
first floor, where you can choose from
Pizza Inn, TCBY or Wendy's.
If you're going toward the park-and-ride
lot near Southwest 34th Street and want
something more upscale, try the Camellia
Court Cafi at the Harn Museum of Art.
Spinach-stuffed mushrooms or crab cakes
may satisfy your hunger for under $10.
To view menus and hours, visit the Web
By Panagiota Papakos
4:05 p.m., "'The Effects of Vitamin K on Bone Min-
eral Density," Jessica Kroll, CSE E121 Building
7:30p.m., Kyle Rowan, composition recital
5:30 p.m., John Jenkins, trombone recital
7:30 p.m., Melissa Beard, vocal recital
7:30 p.m., Jazz Band concert
12:50 p.m., School of Music convocation
3 p.m., Sen. John Kerry
TUESDAY, MARCH 20, 2007 U ALLIGATOR, ADVERTISEMENT, 11
$80,000 scholarship aiding doctoral student's butterfly research
Limited research budgets are a thing of
the past for Emily Saarinen.
That's because the University of Florida
doctoral candidate is the recipient of an
$80,000 research scholarship from the Canon
National Parks Science Scholars Program.
Saarinen is one of eight researchers in
North and South America to be awarded the
prestigious scholarship, which is sponsored
by Canon U.SA. Inc., the U.S. National
Park Service and the American Association
for the Advancement of Science.
The grant has allowed Saarinen to pres-
ent her research at various conferences, pay
her two assistants, and cover her lab and
"The grant is an absolute dream come
true," said Saarinen, whose research centers
on discovering .
why the Miami
blue butterfly, a '-
species in the
coastal counties of
South Florida, has
"We hope that The once-prominent -
our work with the Miami blue butterfly is
Miami blues will now endangered.
Kerry to speak
at town hall forum
Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., will be on
the University of Florida campus on March
23 to take part in a town hall forum and
question-and-answer session on U.S.
involvement in Iraq beginning at 3 p.m. in
the University Auditorium.
Tickets to the free
event will be issued
on a first-come, first-
served basis at the
Phillips Center for
the Performing Arts.
Only one ticket per
person will be given -
out. UF faculty, staff
and students with
valid Gatorl identi- Sen. John Kerry
fiction cards may
pick up tickets in person at the box office
beginning at noon today. Tickets for the
general public will be available at the box
office beginning at noon Wednesday.
Kerry is the current chairman of the
Senate Small Business Committee. He
has served 19 years on the Senate Foreign
Relations Committee and has experience
in national security issues in the areas of
7:30 p.m., Stephanie Smith, organ recital
4 p.m., Kama Rasmussen, piano recital
4 p.m., Gainesville Chamber Orchestra's
7:30 p.m., Eddie Neiman, piano recital
Florida Museum of Natural History
5 p.m., Museum Nights, "Can You Dig It?"
featuring UF Department of Geology and
Gainesville Gem and Mineral Society
serve as a model organism for other endan-
gered species," she said.
Her study focuses on discovering the
factors that have caused the species to
disappear so quickly. During the 1960s,
there were populations of Miami blue but-
terflies in 16 counties in South Florida, but
by the 1990s, the species was considered
extinct. In November 1999, two naturalists
discovered one last population in the Bahia
Honda Key State Park.
"We are especially interested in creating
a model for butterflies and other inverte-
brates since there is such limited research
on them," she said.
Saarinen is specifically interested in
exploring the role that inbreeding has had
on the species. Using samples from historic
Miami blue butterflies preserved in the
Florida Museum, Saarinen compares the ge-
netic makeup of historic butterflies with the
molecular DNA of the population currently
living in the state park. Because inbreeding
reduces the genetic diversity of a species, it
could be one of the explanations for why the
species has deteriorated so quickly.
A team oflepidopterists, researchers
who study moths and butterflies, has suc-
cessfully raised 25,000 Miami blue butter-
flies in the McGuire Center in Gainesville.
terrorism and weapons of mass destruction.
Kerry also ran in the 2004 election as the
Democratic presidential candidate against
President George W. Bush.
The forum is sponsored by ACCENT
Speakers Bureau. For more information,
call 352-392-1665, ext. 306, or visit the
Web at www.sg.ufl.edu/accent, or e-mail
Harn's Family Day offers
new look at African art
Visitors to the Harn Museum of Art's
Family Day on Saturday will discover com-
mon elements that connect international
contemporary artwork and create artwork
inspired by the African exhibitions cur-
rently on display.
"A New View: Contemporary African
Art" will examine African art from past and
present through the exhibition "Continuity
and Change: Three Generations of Ethio-
pian Artists," specifically looking at the
mixed media pieces by Zerihun Yetmgeta
titled "Wax and Gold" and "Yesterday and
Today." Following the tour and discussion,
guests will create their own contemporary
artwork through segmented panel self-por-
traits using fabric, fabric pens and wood.
Family Day runs from 1 to 4 p.m. Ad-
1 p.m., Family Day, "A New View: Contempo-
rary African Art"
"In the House: Domestic Arts from the Horn
of Africa," through Aug. 24, Grinter Gallery;
reception, 7 p.m., March 30, University and
Harn Museum of Art
"Art ofthe Ethiopian
Highlands from the Harn
through May 6
"IMAGinING TOBIA," through May 6
Emily Saarinen works in the Miami blue
laboratory at the McGuire Center. The cups
contain nickerbean, the foodplant for cater-
pillars and Miami blue caterpillars.
Since 2006, Saarinen and several other
UF researchers have been periodically re-
leasing the butterflies in Biscayne National
Park in hopes that they will eventually
spark a new colony of butterflies there.
"Our ultimate goal is to restore the
Miami blue butterfly so that it doesn't need
our help to survive," Saarinen said.
By Mindy Morris
mission is free. For more information, call
352-392-9826 or visit www.harn.ufl.edu
on the Web.
U.S. circuit judge
to speak at law college
U.S. Circuit Judge Rosemary Barkett
of the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals will
deliver the 2007 Dunwody Distinguished
Lecture in Law at 11 a.m. Friday in the
Chesterfield Smith Ceremonial Classroom
at the University of Florida Levin College
Barkett, who earned her J.D. from UF
in 1970, was the first woman justice on the
Florida Supreme Court, sitting as an associ-
ate justice from 1985 to 1992. In 1992, she
became the state's first woman to serve as the
chief justice of that court.
As the first woman in the state's Su-
preme Court, Barkett encountered a num-
ber of unusual problems. One issue was her
official title. Justices traditionally had been
addressed as "Mr. Justice." Barkett, how-
ever, said she simply preferred to be called
"Justice Barkett." The other justices on the
court dropped the "Mr." from their titles.
In 1994, Barkett resigned from the court
when President Bill Clinton named her to
the U.S. 11" Circuit Court of Appeals.
7:30 p.m., "Mamma Mia!"
2 p.m., "Mamma Mia!"
7 p.m., Black Female Extravaganza
7:30 p.m., Jacar6 Brazil
7:30 p.m., "Madame Butterfly"
7:30 p.m., AntiGravity
HPC Center doubles
its computing capacity
The High Performance Comput-
ing Center at the University of Florida
now has 1,600 CPUs to better serve the
high-performance computing needs of
UF researchers. This number is up from
800 in 2006.
The HPC Center is the result of
a facuhy-driven effort to bring state-
of-the art computing resources to all
faculty and their research groups. The
effort was started in 2003 with a 400
CPU cluster. The center's computing
power since has grown significantly.
The CPU cluster supports work in a
number of areas. These range from gene
matching to protein folding to chemi-
cal structure. The cluster is also key to
chemical engineering and to studies of
fluid dynamics. structural mechanics
and computer networks.
aids resume building
For students drafting resumes who
have difficult remembering all the
activities they have taken part in at the
University of Florida. the Involvement
Portfolio may help.
The Involvement Portfolio is provid-
ed by the Reitz Srudenr Union to help
students keep track of their involvement
in activities through the use of an ongo-
ing online log. The service is available to
any student with a valid Gatorlink name
After making entries in the log.
students car, organize the portfolio by
placing each activity under one of the
broad categories provided on the \Web --
site. This allows students to quickly
organize the information for a resume
and provides them with a useful tool to
identify weak areas in their involvement.
To access the Involvement Portfolio.
portfolio on the \hb.
Reitz board taking
Student applications for Reirz
Student Union Board committees will
be accepted until 5 p.m. \Wednesdav in
Room 330 of the Reitz Student Union.
Student board members get hands-
on experience in programming, event
-planning and publicity by working on
any of the five committees: live music;
lecturers/comedians; special events: film.
and public relations.
Applications are available online at
www.union.ufl.edu/rub or in Room
330 of the Reitz Student Union.
Send submissions for publication
consideration at least two weeks in
advance to email@example.com.
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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
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11 Motorcycles, Mopeds 16 Health Services
12 Autos 17 Typing Services
14 Help Wanted
20 Event Notices
25 Lost & Found
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Live at a Legend!
The Polos of Gainesville
will give you the best college experience
with Spacious Apartments, Three Pools
with Jacuzzis, HUGE Gym, Billiards Room,
and many more amenities! Minutes from UF,
shopping and Shands. On all major RTS
bus routes. All at a rate that won't break
your bank! Call now for specials: 335-7656
Affordable & Quiet Living
-1 & 2 BR Apartments ~
Close to UF and Shands,
Butler Plaza, Great Dining
$549-$835 Call 376-1248
We do! Currently leasing
1,2,3, & 4BRs for FALL
Pool, Alarm, Free UF Parking!
MINUTES FROM UF!!!
3/3's from only $486 per Bdrm
4/4's from only $452 per Bdrm
FREE Cable w/ HBO/ SHOWTIME
FREE Tanning, 24hr Fitness Center
Ask About our Huge 2/2.5 Townhouses
Convenient Bus Route!
FORGET YOU HAVE ROOMMATES!
Huge 4BR townhomes w/W/D. 1662 sq.ft.
FREE gym membership and FREE cable!
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 Janl*
Ind. Lease* All Inclusive
Sign a lease, Win a PS3!
Luxury 2/2 and 3/2!
24-Hr Gym*Furn Avail
Leasing Now and Fall! 367-9910
1st MONTH FREE
1 BR Villas Starting @ $499. Please call: 352-
375-3077 or 352-373-2818 4-25-72-2
BIG AND CHEAP
2/1.5 apt 1100 sq ft $650
3/2 apt 1300 sq ft $725
1800 NW 4th St. Over 20 houses also
available 373-4423 www.maximumre.com
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
111 NW 16th St. Office 376-1111
Available in April
Walk to UF Studio $390
1 Br $450 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-
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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 outl 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/1 BA in vintage house. Hardwood floors.
W/D Quiet area, large yard. 3 blocks to
downtown. 304 NE 6th Street. $525/MO
379-4952 Available April or May 3-26-30-2
1BR & 2BR/1BA apts with W/D, cent H/AC,
DW, ceramictile, 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 Now/Fall 379-9255
S For Rent
2 & 3BR houses for August in quiet areas.
cute, clean, cent. H/AC, W/D, wood floors,
nice yards. Bike to UF. $775-$1300 email
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 352-336-6116
*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, DIW,
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/1BA,
bike to UF, W/D, $1270 + util. No pets.
Available August. 275-1259 4-2-20-2
*0 DOWNTOWN 2BR/1BA w/loft available
March. $600/mo 0 ALSO GARAGE/STUDIO
APARTMENT. Avail in April. $390/mo. Off-
street parking central. 1st + last + deposit.
Call 373-6551 3-20-10-2
House 3BR/1.5BA, large screened private
porch, alarm, W/D, close to downtown,
$900/mo. $2400 down. Call 352-466-7091
Beautiful 3BR/2BA house for rent next to
Butler Plaza. $995/mo. 352-359-4438 3-
Available Aug 1st. Several large older hous-
es nuear 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 everywherebars, shopping, dining
Call now! Only 10 left! 338-0002
2BR/1BA apt Upgraded throughout. Tile:
liv. rm, kitchen,'BA. New carpet BRs. New
stainless kit. appls, all new BA. Cent H/AC.
Cable/hi spd internet avail. Separate laundry
rm. <1 mi to UF, Shands, shopping. $735/mo.
email@example.com 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
*0001BR APT, $550/mo**00
Quiet nhood; greenspace, trees, private
patio, near UF, busline, parking, spacious
rooms, adorable kitchen, carpeted fans, no
dogs. 1825 NW 10th St. 376-0080 4-9-20-2
University Area rentals!
Watch our Websitel
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 Sysfe4i, 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 3-26-10-2
1BR in a 2BR/1BA. $275/mo.
Avail now. No smoking. Must love cats. 328-
HUGE 3 BED HOUSE
FREE UF PARKING
AVAIL FALL, pets ok
Open late! 371-7777
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 SEEI See photos
& info @ www.rentalworkshop.coti
352-870-0904, 318-4553 3-21-5-2
HOUSESI 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
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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/2.A. 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
700 sq ft apartment.
1BR. 2 Blocks to campus.
W/D. Central air $799/MO.
Call Scott 561-767-0868 3-30-10-2
Available now 1BR/1BA clean & quiet,
carpet, central H/AC, covered patio, on site
pool, fitness, clubhouse, bball, laundry, close
to UF, shopping, entertainment, on bus route,
utilities, pets ok. 904-814-6976 4-2-10-2
2BR/2BA Luxury Town Hse 1586SF, 2 Story,
4941 NW 1st Place,near UF. Monticello in
Mills Pond across from Gainesville Health
and Fitness on Newbury Energy Star rated,
built 2001, fiber optic. Nature Preserve, 2
Master BR,Ref,W&D,DishWash. Secur. sys,
French doors, Small pets OK, Pool,Tennis
Court,Rec Ctr, $950 per mo.unfurn. Available
8/1/07 Call 954-928-4750/ 352-377-0921
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,.+:'ol, computer lab, tanning salon &
more. Call Jason 941-585-1079 4-25-47-3
WALK TO CLASS IN MINUTES!
1BR avail in 4BR/2BA house across from the
law library. Rent $365 plus 1/4 utilities. Email
firstname.lastname@example.org 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. email@example.com,
Sublease March- July Boardwalk apt 2 min
from UF 2BR/2BA sunken living room. $839
+ cable & internet. 1st month FREE! Call
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 util. included. In bus route. Close to UF.
Avail now thru Aug. 07. Call 352-281-3154
Quiet 1BR on SW 20th Low rent. On the
busline, easy walk/bike to UF Sublease any-
time Wuly-Jul Apt includes security system.
Call Christopher 859-630-9353 3-26-11-3
Sublease at Gainesville Place Apts
2800 SW 35th Place
Early May -August 7 $509/mo
Pool, Tennis, Weights and More
CABANA BEACH APTS
1BR/1BA in a 4BR/4BA. Furn, poolside, util
incl. Move in ASAP. $500/neg. No move in
fee. Call 727-364-6981 4-11-21-3
Greenwich Green Lux Apts. 1BR/1BA in
3BR/3BA Townhouse, ALL 3 AVAILABLE.
W/D, water, cable, Pool, Gym, hot tub, incl
$360/mo each negotiable. 352-216-2261
Move in NOW- MARCH FREE
1 BR/1BA @ Pine Rush Villas 20th Ave.
No deposit, No fees.
Rent $529 U pay $499 until August + Utils
Erika 352-226-1332 3-27-10-3
Sublease May-Aug 2BR/2BA @ Hidden Lake
w/walk-in closets, screened balcony, w/gym,
pool, tanning bed, W/D in unit. $480/BR indiv
or joint lease avail. Call.305-962-2714 or
WALK TO CLASS, NOWI
Spacious unfurn. 1BR/1BA
3Blocks from campus behind Swamp
Available NOW till Aug
$470 Call Rick 727-458-9545 3-28-10-3
Sublease 1BR/1BA unfurnished apt @
SUNRISE Apts. 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 incl. 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
1 BR/1 BA 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
Summer sublease May Aug. Melrose Apts.
1BR/1BA in a 4/4. $399/mo. Everything
included. Furnished. Contact 561-801-5353
Sublease Available now thru July 31. 1BR
in a 3BR house. Walk to campus and down-
town. $300 month + utilities. Call 239-272-
1 Bedroom/1 Bath for April 1 to August 1
sublet. $570/month. On bus routes 12, 1, 36.
Close to campus. 750 sq. ft. Quiet complex
with option to renew. Phne 860-377-7713.
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 until. On 6th Street.
Full-time UF, pref male. Move-in Aug must
cosign. Call Charles 407-342-8940
$295/mo Available now. UF close. Great stu-
dent roommates. Month-to-month or lease
thru July. 352-371-9509 3-20-10-4
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-
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 intemet & cable all incl.
Please call 407-719-1699 3-30-14-4
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
$267.50 + 1/2 util.1BR in 2BR/1BA apt. Very
close to campus! For details/contact #, to to:
Find Christine. 3-22-3-4
ONE MALE ROOMMATE
needed for 3BR/2BA house 5 miles from
campus. $290/mo. Contact Ryan ASAP. 941-
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CONDOS & HOUSES FOR SALE
NEAR UF AT AFFORDABLE PRICES.
SEARCH HERE OR RECEIVE A FREE
AND COMPLETE LIST VIA E-MAIL. Visit
www.mattpricerealtor.com or Call Today,
352-281-3551, Matt Price, Campus Realty.
Newly renovated 1 & 2 BR units starting
at $99,900 (as-is at $86,900). Steps from
Shands, VA, Dental School, New Cancer
Center & more! Visit mmparrish.com/
servconstructionl5.cfm or Call Coldwell
Banker, MM Parrish, Realtor 352.372.5375.
A peaceful, sophisticated lifestyle. 1, 2 & 3
BR luxury townhomes in pool community
with many amenities. Priced from $159,700.
Great upgrades and bonuses available.
Call Coldwell Banker, MM Parrish, Realtor
352.377.4977 or visit MagnoliaPlaceTownd
Completely renovated 1, 2 & 3 BR condos
literally across 34th Street from campus.
Visit www.cazabella.com or Call Coldwell
Banker, MM Parrish, Realtor 352.373.3583.
Pre-Construction Pricing next to campus!
Oxford Terrace II Walk to UF from a brand
new condo www.oxfordterrace.com. Call
Eric Leightman with Action Real Estate
1BR 3 blocks to UF & Shands. Newly re-
modeled, central A/C, W/D, luxury kitchen,
tile/Pergo, DW, very clean & private, big
BR, ample parking, first floor, on bus route.
$105,000. 352-362-6410 3-23-55-5
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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
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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
(DOB 11/01/75); 5'08",
160 Ibs, Black Hair,
Possession of a
with Intent to Sell
Call (352) 372-STOP
TUESDAY, MARCH 20, 2007 E ALLIGATOR, 15
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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
conv to Shands/UF. $139,900. 352-246-5958
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BRAND NEW CONSTRUCTION
CLOSE TO UF AND HANDS
Starting in the mid $170's
Gated Community on Bus Route
2508 SW 35th Place
OPEN HOUSE Tu-F 2-5, Sat & Sun 1-4
Contact Birdie Murnane, Venture Realty
of North Florida at 352-222-8888 or visit
OWN AT COUNTRYSIDE 4/4 CONDO
Tiled living area & kitchen. Owner occupied.
Clean and well maintained. Price $179,900.
Owner is licensed realtor 'with ERA Trend
Realty. Call 352-870-8459 for details. 3-
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
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University Terrace West 4BR/4BA condo.
Ground floor, fully furnished $187,000. W/D,
pool, on bus route, 3800 SW 20th Ave. Near
Butler Plaza. Call Steve @ 352-586-6468
2BR/2BA Oakbrook Walk Condo. WALK
TO UF/Shands. Laundry rm, W/D incl, night
security. Cathedral ceilings. Balcony over-
looks pool. $173,000. Call 321-217-6991
Condo for sale in BRANDYWINE 2BR/2BA.
$115,000. 1226 sq ft for sale by owner.
Excellent condition. New tile & wood floors.
Call 352-562-4091 3-22-10-5
Casablanca East Condo. 2BR/2.5BA
Renovated! Wood floors, granite, new carpet
CASABLANCA EAST 2BR/1.5BA 2 mi to
UF on bus rte. Wood firs, 2004 appliances,
util room incl W/D. Pool, security sys. Avail
mid-May. $135,000. Call 352-804-6169. 3-
WHY RENT WHEN YOU CAN OWN 3 BED
2 BATH CONDO WOOD FLOORS LARGER
MASTER WITH WALK IN CLOSETS
BEHIND OAKS MALL OWNERIAGENT
WHY RENT WHEN YOU CAN OWN 2
BED 2 BATH CONDO WOOD FLOORS,
PRIVATE DECK NEWER APPLIANCES
$139,500 OWNER/AGENT 352-262-7462
Brand new 1440 sq ft
RESTAURANT SPACE for sale or lease 3
blocks from UF in beautiful Jackson Square
Condominiums. Call Eric Wild.at 870-9453
for info 4-25-33-5
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Brand new 1020 square ft
OFFICE SPACE for sale or lease 3 blocks
from UF in beautiful Jackson Square
Condominiums. Large private balcony. Call
3/2 1976 SQ FT concrete block home on
nearly 2 landscaped acres in Jonesville area,
priced below appraised value $265,000. Call
David @ Campus Realty 339-3836 or 336-
MH in Arredondo, 3BR/2BA, 16'x60',
screened porch. New AC, fridge, dryer (all
warranted) comes wall appl. Lawn mower.
BBQ grill. $3500 (incl tax) + take over $646/
mo lot rent & pmt. 283-8077, 618-204-2853
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 building a
home for homeless school children in our
community, please call Ken at 352-339-
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
6.8 Acres near Newnans Lake. Hea
wooded, deeded access to the lake. Car
be split. Mobile or site-built home accepts
$81,600. 352-281-6618 3-22-5-5
Available from Commercial News Providers"
BED QUEEN $100 ORTHOPEDIC
Extra thick, pillow-top, mattress & box. Name
brand, new, still in plastic. Call 352-372-7490
will deliver. 4-25-72-6
BED FULL SIZE $75 ORTHOPEDIC
Pillow-top mattress & box. New, unused, still
in plastic w/warranty. Can deliver. Call 352-
MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT $350
Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must
sell. Can deliver. Retail $2300. 352-372-
BED KING $170 PILLOWTOP
mattress & box springs. Orthopedic rated.
Name brand, new, never been used, in
plastic with warranty. Call 352-372-8588 Can
CHERRY SLEIGH BED solid with Pillowtop
Mattress & Box. All new still boxed. Cost
$1500, sacrifice $550 352-333-7516
Sofa $175 Brand new in pkg 333-7516
BEDROOM SET. 7pc Cherry, Queen/ king
bed, dresser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, chests
avail. Dovetail const. New, in boxes. Can de-
liver. Retail $6500, must sell, sacrifice $1400
(352) 372-7490 4-25-72-6
SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather.
Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail
$2650. Sacrifice $750. Call 352-377-9846
DINING ROOM Beautiful cherry set w/table,
6 Chippendale chairs, hutch & buffet. New,
still in boxes. Retail $5200, sacrifice $1100.
Must sell. Can deliver. 352-372-8588 4-25-
FUTON Solid oak mission-style frame w/
mattress. New, in box. $140 332-9899
DINETTE SET 5pc $85 Brand new in box.
Never used. 352-377-9846 4-25-72-6
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"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.
$100 352-377-9846. 4-25-72-6
Bed-All New King! 3pc Orthopedic pillowtop
mattress set. Brand NEW, still in plastic with
warranty. Can deliver. $170 352-333-7516.
BEDROOM SET- $300 BRAND NEW
Still in boxes! 6 pieces include: Headboard,
2 Nightstands, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must
sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 4-25-72-6
FUTON $60 Solid Oak Mission Style. With
plush mattress $140. All brand NEW still in
box. Can deliver. 352-333-7516 4-25-72-6
Pool Table Gorgeous 8" All wood table.
Leather pockets, Italian 1" slate, carved legs.
Brand new still in crate. MUST SELL Retail
$5500. Sell $950. Can deliver 352-377-9846
Hot Tub/Spa $1295 Brand New Loaded!
Waterfall, LED lights, cupholders, 110-v
energy efficient with warranty. Free delivery,
MUST SELL 352-372-8588 4-25-72-6
Bed-FULL size pillowtop mattress & box.
New, in plastic, warr. Can del. $80 317-4031
Sofa $185 Brand new! Love seat $150 still in
.pkg. Can del 352-333-7516
BEDS FURNITURE FUTONS
LOW PRICES & LARGE SELECTION
Dumas Discount 371-4422 1201 E. Univ. Av.
New Used 0 Buy 0 Sell 4-25-72-6
BED SETS CLOSEOUTS
Sealed in plastic Twin sets $89. Full sets
$129. Queen sets $149. King sets $189. 352-
376-0953 or 352-378-6005 4-25-72-6
MEMORY FOAM- Same as Temperpedic
Save 50% & more. Other closeouts. Twin
sets $89. Full sets $129. Queen sets $149.
King sets $189. Student discounts apply.
4370 SW 20th Ave. 376-0953 We Deliver!
*Beds *Full mattress & boxspring sets $49
Queen sets $89 *Single sets$39 *King
sets $99 *from estate sale. 376-0939/378-
6005 Call-A-Mattress 4370 SW 20th Ave.
BEDS FUTONS FURNITURE
Quality furniture at reasonable prices.
Morrells Furniture Outlet,
140 NW 6th St. 352-378-3400
Shop ONLINE at www.morrellsfurniture.com
CASH PAID For Laptops
Power Supplies & Drives.
Joel www.pcrecycle.biz 4-25-72-7
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Working and Non-working
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Microsoft Certified Professional hee to
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Im Bicycles 1
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)
2l F 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.edulam/surplus/onlinel
Engagement ring for sale
1ct. round diamond ring, in white gold. Clarity
VS-2, Color F, ring appraised at $6,600- Must
sell $3,750 OBO 727-560-6081 4-
A+ l osputer n uee Motorcycles, Mopeds.
333-8404 ** SCOOTERS **
RPM MOTORCYCLES INC
Computer Help! Now! SALES, SERVICE, PARTS
4-25-144-7 Many Brands Available 518 SE 2nd St.
Tir ll.ll r 1171t-s,.Til -Ur .iT 4-25-72-11
4-25-72-7 9.2 i
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.
16, ALLIGATOR E TUESDAY, MARCH 20, 2007
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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 BTands 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!l
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
**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.
2004 TANK SCOOTER-
Great condition! $700. Call Stephany
(407) 617-0883- Leave a message
HONDA SHADOW CLASSIC '86
V-Twin VT1100 Excellent Condition
Runs great, 21K,$2950/OBO
Joel 352'336-0075 3-26-5-11
FAST CASH PAID FOR ANY CAROL
*Running or not!*
*NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS
*Over 10 yr svc to UF students
OCall Don @ 215-7987.4-25-72-12
CARS -CARS Buy*SelleTrade
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
3630 N. Main St.
No credit check
Bring W-2s and Drive home today. 4-25-
Sunrise Auto Sales
$2000 off all financed vehicles
Wide selection of vehicles 4-25-72-12
Sun City Auto Sales
2306 NE Waldo Rd
Buy Here, Pay Here
No credit check 4-25-72-12
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 0 Chevys 0 Jeeps and more!
$0 Down, 36 Months @ 8.5% apr.
For listings call 800-366-9813 ext 9765
2006 Hyundai Sonata LX
V6. All power. Alloy wheels. Leather, CD,
keyless entry, extra clean. Factory warranty.
17K mi. $15,900 Call 352-514-8580 3-22-
POWER WINDOWS DON'T WORK?
On site available. Call Steve 352-226-1973
2005 HONDA S-2000
19k miles; metalic silver; well cared for;
one owner; $25,500 OBO; 283-8795 or
THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY
NEEDS VOLUNTEER DRIVERS
Transport patients to/from treatments
Must have valid driver's license,
safe driving record & attend training session.
Call 352-376-6866 ext 114 for more info.
LOCAL ARTIST NEEDS:
* Gold Diamonds Gems Class Rings
* ETC Top Cash $$$ or Trade *
OZZIE'S FINE JEWELRY 373-9243. 8-15-
UF GRAD PAYS MORE
for gold jewelry, scrap gold, Rolex, dia-
monds, guitars, etc. Top $$$. Get my offer
before you sell! Call Jim 376-8090 or 222-
Buying jewelry, gold, diamonds etc.
Top dollar paid. 727-560-6081
On going volunteer needed: Blind lady needs
trans Sundays only to Mass @ Queen of
Peace Catholic Church or St. Augustine
Catholic Church. For more info. call 219-6948
I live in the Tower Rd. area 3-23-72-13
ASSISTANCE FOR BLIND LADY living in
the Tower Rd area. Need volunteer compan-
ions for EVENING WALKS and SATURDAY
MORNING TRIPS TO ANGEL GARDENS.
Prefer females. Please call 352-219-6948
$$ WANTED TO BUY $$
1990 First in SEC Football ring &
older jerseys, rings, watches, e-mail =
TWORINGS4UF@aol.com or 904-415-3294
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any reader who responds to advertising use
caution and investigate the sincerity of the
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Apply online at www.gatordominos.com/jobs
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Gator Domino's is growing again. We are
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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
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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-
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Across from Home Depot. No calls please
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Phone reps needed ASAP for Political
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Donate Plasma & Save a Life
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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
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Hiring Students and Non Students
Hourly Rate ($7.50 $8.00)
Flexible scheduling -
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Speaker Positions Available
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Sales/Leasing Specialist Part-time and Full-
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Attn Smokers! Earn at least $7/hr Smokers
needed to participate in a study on decision-
making & smoking. If interested, come to
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Tired of sitting around with out it? Sit here &
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with a FLEXIBLE schedule. Apply at 105
NW 16th St. 4th floor. Academic Classroom
Building 105 or call 392-7754 for more info
Paid survey takers needed in Gainesville.
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The Florida Elks Youth
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FEYC is an overnight camp
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The camp runs
June 4 July 22. Please
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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
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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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Available from Commercial News Providers" Camp Counselors Needed at Camp Wekiva
in Wekiva Springs State Park, AApopka, FL.
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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.
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Call 318-1247 Tri-County Pet & Bird Hospital
Rapidly-growing telecom co at 1405 NW 3-22-10-14
13th St. E5 seeks SALES ASSOCIATES.
High energy and will train. Call Danielle after
1pm at 372-2051. EOE 3-30-20-14
German family with-3 kids (8,5,3) + 1
dog seeks a female, non-smoking Au-
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with children required! Please e-mail:
Great pay, flex scheds, sales/svc, will train,
conditions apply, all ages 17+ CALL NOW
TCBY in Tioga Town Center
hiring friendly people. Apply at Newberry
City of Gainesville Parks/Rec
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Competitive pay in great work
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Opening for outside sales, available now.
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Potential earnings $14-$20/hri Make your
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(test that measures brainwaves)
Pregnancy test (if female)
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Noah: Volunteers' early punch too much to come back from on road
BASKETBALL, from page 20
"I've always said, 'It's not how you start,
it's how you finish,'" he, said. "It's good
when you get a good start, but it's not going
to make a difference in the game."
While UF has still been successful, the
Gators have had some difficultly overcoming
deficits, especially during their losing skid in
"We've made a lot of good comebacks in
the second half, but at the same time you look
at Tennessee on the road and their punch was
too strong for us to come back from," for-
ward Joakim Noah said. "Those are learning
experiences, and we realize you can't get hit
like that, especially in the beginning of the
Luckily for the Gators, they were schooled
early, because the time for learning lessons
has run out.
"There's no turning back," Noah said.
"There's no learning when you lose in
this tournament. Once you lose, it's over
- there's no more season, there's no more
UF took Monday off to rest, which Noah
said the Gators needed desperately after get-
ting banged up in Sunday's game.
"We played a real physical battle
(Sunday)," Noah said. "This is the final
stretch, and we're excited. Right no* it's
about enjoying the day, and as soon as Coach
says, 'Lace them up,' we have to be ready to
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Senior receives advice from high school teammate, Mets outfielder Lastings Milledge
BASEBALL, from page 20
a whole new week and put the past behind
Leclerc did just that, collecting his first
seven RBI of the season in the series. A former
high school teammate also offered encourage- said. "He told me that the
ment. Lastings Milledge now an outfielder /'only way to get back on the
for the New York Mets called him with field is to just come in and get
advice. some hits when you get the
"He's going through the same thing as me, Baseball chance."
and I talk to him all the time just about how he Leclerc expects this new
approaches coming off of the bench," Leclerc trend to continue.
"The biggest difference between (the
slump) and now is pressure," he said. "I just
put all my pressure on God and go out and
"I could be up with the bases loaded and
two outs and feel no pressure because I know
Ican do it."
Kim Wilmath / Alligator Staff
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TUESDAY, MARCH 20, 2007
UF hopes slow starts won't hinder tournament run
Tim Casey, Alligalor Staff
UF men's basketball coach Billy Donovan calls out a play during the first half of UF's first-round NCAA
Tournament game against Jackson State on Friday in New Orleans. The Gators won 112-69.
E.THE GATORS ADVANCED
THANKS TO LATE PUSHES.
By JENNA MARINA
Alligator Staff Writer
When it comes to its perfor-
mance, the UF men's basketball
team waits until the second act to
hit the stage.
Although the Gators (31-5) nev-
er trailed during their Southeastern
Conference Tournament run, the
NCAA Tournament has played out
Before UF scored 71 points in
the second half "against Jackson
State, the Tigers kept the game
within reach. The score switched
nine times in the first half, and the
16th-seeded Tigers led by 5 points
at one time.
Against Purdue in the second
round, UF endured a tumultuous
first half and was losing at halftime
before it outscored the Boilermakers
by 9 points in the second half.
The pattern is parallel to how
the Gators played for the majority
of the regular season, and Coach
Billy Donovan said UF's consis-
tently solid second-half play can
be attributed to a combination of
In addition to opponents' fatigue
and technical adjustments, the play-
ers have a chance to regroup during
halftime to assess what their oppo-
nents are throwing at them.
Donovan said that during con-
ference play, the Gators had an easi-
er time adjusting to the game's pace
because they were familiar with the
"When you see
the same groups
of people over
Men's the same three
Basketball months, you
as know how tall,
how quick every-
one is," Donovan said. "You get a
better feel for the style of play you'll
In the NCAA Tournament, how-
ever, that level of familiarity is lost,
and it takes extra time for the play-
ers to get it together.
"You try to scout and point
things out to your guys, but some-
times there are things that aren't
fully recognized and respected-un-
til you experience it for yourself,"
Forward Al Horford isn't con-
cerned about UF's habit.
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Leclerc snaps hitting slump
By MIKE MCCALL
Brian Lederc faced his baseball night-
mare and overcame it.
In the beginning of March, the senior
outfielder's batting average was as low
as .043, and after starting 166 games in his
first three seasons in Gainesville, Lederc
found himself in an unfamiliar place the
"It's the worst feeling you could pos-
sibly have as a player," he said. "You aren't
helping the team, and it's a big negative
Lederc put an end to his season-long
slump last weekend, batting 10 for 13 in
UF's series against Mississippi State, and
his resurgent bat will help lead the Gators
(11-12, 1-2 Southeastern Conference) to-
night at Stetson.
Leclerc's average now stands at .300, a
product of his new mentality.
"(The slump) was completely mental. I
look at my swings on tape and they look
fine," Leclerc said. "The problem was
when I went out there I was thinking about
stuff that doesn't matter, like whether I
would get pulled if I didn't get a hit.
"That stuff just bom-
bards your mind. I was
so frustrated and so
angry, I wouldn't stop
talking about it. My
whole life consisted of
Lederc talked with
SLecr UF assistant coach Tim
Parenton before the
series with the Bulldogs, putting his head
back in a positive way.
"I told (Parenton) that I just felt worth-
less to the team and he said not to worry,
that I would get my shot," Leclerc said.
"He told me to approach the week like
SEE BASEBALL, PAGE 19
EMen's NIT: No. 1 Mississippi State
vs. No. 2 Florida State, ESPN, 7 p.m.
EMen's NIT: No. 1 West Virginia vs.
No. 0 NC State. ESPN, 9 p.m.
N 2004: The UF women's basketball
team defeats New Mexico 68-52 in
the first round of the NCAA Tourna-
ment. It was the farthest the Gators
went under Carolyn Peck's reign.
* UF golfer Sandra Gal: She was named
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individual medalist honors.
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her last two starts, she's given up 20
hits and seven earned runs. Her team
has lost five of its last six and is only
2-6 in conference play.