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By LOUIS ANASTASIS
Alligator Staff Writer
ST. LOUIS Sidney Green cried. Tito
Horford bellowed. Michael Brewer wiped his
Yannick Noah muttered French. Cecilia
Rodhe clenched her fists. Daughter, Yelena,
beamed a fairy smile. ,
Billy Donovan high-fived
players. Players celebrated be-
fore the buzzer sounded. The
buzzer never stood a chance.
Joakim Noah told the
masses to keep hating.
Oregonians hated back. Al
Horford flexed during the
No, it never gets old, like the net-cutting the
Gators are making more routine than guzzling
milk after an Indianapolis 500.
Indianapolis UF was there 51 weeks ago.
The Gators, unranked to start last season, used
the disrespect as motivation to win the school's
first-ever national championship.
Now, 242 miles southwest of there, they
stood in the Edward Jones Dome, 85-77 victors
against Oregon. The win has propelled UF into
the Final Four. Again.
To Atlanta. To the Georgia Dome. Again.
Against UCLA. Again. No, it never gets old.
"The Gator Boys are hot; I'm not going to
lie," Noah said. "But at the same time we could
get hotter that's what we're shooting for."
SEE GATORS, PAGE 11
Tim Casey/ Alligator Staff
UF coach Billy Donovan and the Gators celebrate after UF's 85-77 win against
Oregon on Sunday in St. Louis. With the win, UF advances to the Final Four.
By ALEX TIEGEN
Alligator Staff Writer
When Stephanie Evans started teaching
at UF, the assistant professor saw a chance to
help reverse a stagnation in the recruitment
of black faculty and make the university
But Evans, who came to UF in 2003, soon
saw troubling signs that the university was
not prioritizing diversity. The university's
barely funded African American Studies
Program suffered from a lack of support, and
an Asian-American studies certificate was
In addition, then, as is now, some depart-
ments only had one full-time black profes- of black faculty that could be fought by tak-
sor. ing steps to show that the Gator Nation has a
( commitment to diversity.
S .. .... "We don't have any trouble
"WEDONTHAVEANYTROUBLERECRUITNG recruiting black athletes," she
said. "Why do we have trouble
BLACK ATHLETES. WHY DO WE HAVE recruiting black faculty?"
recruiting black faculty?"
TROUBLE RECRUmNG BLACK FACULTY?" In the halls of UF's academ-
ic and administration build-
ings, faculty and officials are
STEPHANIE EVANS, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR struggling to bring diversity
S to the ranks of educators on
For someone whose mantra is "diversity t i campus.
equals excellence," the signs were disquiet- But it's more than a struggle for new
ing. And while the university has taken steps It' .
to diversify the campus in the years she has s a struggle to help minority faculty
been at UF, it still faces a confounding deficit SEE DIVERSITY, PAGE 12
By JESSICA DaSILVA
Alligator Staff Writer
After UF's Faculty Senate
denied former Gov. Jeb Bush an
honorary degree Thursday, UF's
Alumni Association's Board of
Directors unanimously named
him an honorary alumnus
Bush's alumus status was not
originally on the agenda with the
other two nominees for the honor,
but David Lowe, a former Alumni
Association president, said he
thought it was
the "right thing
He also said
the Senate's de-
ci'sion to deny
Bush an honor-
ary degree was a
factor in his nomination.
"Some things should transcend
politics," Lowe said. "Governor
Bush did a lot to raise the profile
of UF during his tenure."
The degrees have been given to
eight former Florida governors, as
well as Sen. John McCain.
According to a press release,
the association's resolution
named Bush's attempts to attract
research to Florida as a reason for
The resolution also mentioned
Bush's support of the state's do-
nation matching programs and
efforts to attract the best faculty to
UF, the release stated.
"In my opinion, he is certainly
deserving of recognition with an
honorary degree, and I am disap-
pointed that the Faculty Senate
failed to ratify the endorsement of
the Honorary Degree Committee,"
SEE JEB, PAGE 11
UF guard Lee
Oregon with seven 3-
pointers in the Midwest
Regional Final on
Sunday. The senior broke
the UF record for three
pointers made in a ca-
reer. The Gators are now
headed back to the Final
Four. See story, pg 21.
Available from Commercial News Providers"
Students tasted food from
around the word at Weaver
Hall's International Food Festival
The home-cooked food which
included curry chicken and
dumplings disappeared in 45
For story, see pg. 10.
UF struggles to get more minority faculty
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African .l-t Exhibit
8:30 a rn to 5 30 p.m.
University Galleries presents
"In.the House: Domestic Arts
from the Horn of Africa," an
exhibit that will display art
from Eritrea, Ethiopia and
Laws Over Lunch
Reitz Union Colonnade,
10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Campus Diplomats, ambas-
sadors to the Dean of Students
Office, hold a panel to inform
students of their rights.
New UF dean chosen
The UF College of Medicine
hired an alumnus of the college to
be its new dean.
Dr. Bruce Kone, chairman of the
Department of Internal Medicine
at the University of Texas Medical
School at Houston, earned his
medical degree with honors in
research at UF and worked as an
assistant professor of medicine
in the '90s, a university press
Kone takes his new post May
15, when he succeeds the outgo-
ing dean, Dr. Craig Tisher.
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Pets picked up by new families at Adopt-A-Thon
ABOUT 110 WERE ADOPTED. out where to place anilnm.ls m danger of
euthanasia so that no ammnual is unnec-
By ETHEL MORENO Instead, they try to find the pets per-
Alligator Contributing Writer manent homes through projects like the
M The Billingses knew Scooter was Billings said she thinks it's impor-
i .4 the one. tant to adopt shelter dogs because they
.- ."We just saw him and fell in love," need attention.
said Gainesville resident Holly Billings Some of the previously homeless
of the 2-year-old dog- pets at the event needed attention more
Scooter, a small dirty-blond shep- than others.
herd mix, was one of about 110 pets Julie, a 5-year-
adopted at the Lucky Pets Adopt-A- Around old Persian cat, was
Thon 2007. Gainesville missing a left eye
The event took place Saturday and and most of her
Sunday on the South Lawn of The Oaks hair was shaved off because it was so
Mall. Maddie's Pet Rescue Project of matted, but she still managed to get
Alachua County, which is composed of adopted Saturday.
six pet-rescue agencies, brought more She came from a home with a wom-
than 200 cats and dogs for adoption. an who had about 60 cats, said Kristen
The six agencies are working to- Marshall, the manager of Helping
gether under a 10-year grant to end Hands Pet Rescue. Marshall said con-
the euthanasia of animals in Alachua sequently, Julie had been neglected at
County by 2011, said Chase Wiley, the her old home.
coordinator of events for Maddie's Pet Wiley said animals like Julie are
Rescue Project of Alachua County. frequently adopted because they are
Of the six agencies, Alachua County unique and people fall in love with
Animal Services is the only pet-res- them.
cue center that performs euthanasia. As for Scooter, Billings said there is
1,5. Because the shelter is county-funded, no better relationship than a boy and
it's legally required to put down ani- his dog. She thought adopting Scooter
malb when there is not enough space would be a good way for her 2-year-old
for them all, Wiley said. son to learn about compassion while
__.. .,. "It's unfortunate," Wiley said. "We giving him a companion.
Charles Roop / Alligator try not to let that happen. Animal ser- "I think they're getting along beau-
Daniella Vega, 4, stands with her recently adopted puppy-which has yet to be named at the vices aren't the bad guys." tifully," she said as her son tugged
Puppy Hill Farm Animal Rescue tent near The Oaks Mall on Sunday. He said the six agencies constantly Scooter's red leash and walked him
communicate with each other to figure across the field.
UF lags in competition for university recycling programs
By KATIE PACKER
Alligator Contributing Writer
While UF is aiming for its second basket-
ball national championship in a row, its fall-
ing behind in other national rankings.
UF is competing for the first time against
more than 200 other schools in RecycleMania,
a 10-week nationwide competition among
college and university recycling programs
to encourage waste reduction.
The amount in pounds of paper, card-
board and beverage containers recycled per
person is compared weekly to other compet-
ing schools until the contest ends April 7.
As of Sunday, UF is ranked first out of
the four schools competing in Florida, but
nationwide, it comes in at No. 69.
Students need to be more .aware about
what can be recycled, and recycling needs
to become a habit, said Adrian Erlenbach, a
UF sophomore and intern for UF's Office of
"It's just not convenient when you're
not used to it. Recycling is not that hard
- people just need to change their mind-
set," she said.
Ryan Graunke, a UF junior and intern
"It will take a few years for recy-
cling to become second nature."
UF Physical Plant Department coordinator
at the Office of Sustainability, will be pro-
moting his education program, Recycling
IQ, at a table this week on the Reitz Union.
He hopes to encourage more people to
recycle and boost UF's ranking in the last
few weeks of RecycleMania.
Dale Morris, the recycling and solid
waste coordinator for UF's Physical Plant
Department, stressed the importance of
balancing the number of trash bins with re-
cycling bins on campus to encourage people
"It will take a few years for recycling to
become second nature," Morris said.
UF students and faculty recycle nearly
140 tons of paper per month and 14 tons of
drink containers per week. Morris said he
would like to see these numbers rise.
"Bragging rights is inspiration for behav-
ior change," Erlenbich said. "Gators expect
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War questions aimed at Rep.
By JASON SILVER
Alligator Contributing Writer
When Gainesville's con-
gressman in the U.S. House of
Representatives came to, town
Saturday, he asked some constit-
uents how they felt about paying
for college and pulling troops
While the talk about tuition
was brief and civil, the 40-strong
crowd's words on war were a
mixed rabble of cheers and jeers.
Cliff Stears, a Republican
from Ocala, raised his voice over
crowd members arguing among
themselves to ask if they wanted
U.S. troops to be recalled from
The crowd's reaction was an
outburst of booing and applause.
Even though Steams came to
Gainesville to discuss a range of
issues, such as health care and
motivating college graduates
to take local jobs, most of the
people gathered in the Florida
Department of Agriculture's
Doyle Connor building on
Southwest 34th Street wanted to
talk about all things related to
Harold Salve, an Air Force
veteran representing Veterans
q for Peace, said
he came to the
meeting to talk
about the injus-
Steams "Right now,
health care for
veterans is disingenuous," he
Saive stood and told Stearns
that medical facilities are in-
adequate and soldiers need a
choice when it comes to selecting
"The facilities are run down
right now. They can't handle all
the troops coming back," Saive
said. "Soldiers are dying in line
waiting for treatment."
Stears said if U.S. troops
leave Iraq, they have to do so in
an honorable way.
One woman stood and re-
sponded by saying that honor
changes daily, but soldiers'
deaths and injuries are perma-
Stears also discussed issues
facing UF students.
"I think we have to be sure
students get high-paying jobs,
and I would like to -see them get
those jobs here in Gainesville,"
Stears said. "There are many
opportunities now with jobs that
deal with technology in Alachua
One major issue students have
is not being able to pay back their
loans, he said.
"I've voted in Congress sev-
eral times to reduce the interest
rates that UF students have to
pay," he said.
Stears ended the meeting by
urging everyone to be more in-
volved in government.
By LYDIA FERNANDEZ
Alligator Contributing Writer
Coca-Cola and PepsiCo are joining the health craze by
introducing alternatives to their products.
In April, Coca-Cola will release Diet Coke Plus, and in the
fall, PepsiCo will launch a drink called Tava. Both carbon-
ated drinks will have added vitamins and minerals.
The new products are not being promoted as sodas but as
Public "The consumer is the one in charge, and it's
Health up to the beverage companies, like ours, to de-
velop the products they want," wrote PepsiCo
spokeswoman Michelle Naughton in an e-mail.
She said Tava will contain no calories or caffeine but will be
Susan McDermott, a spokeswoman for Coca-Cola, said
SDiet Coke Plus will taste similar to Diet Coke. Unlike Tava,
the drink will include caffeine.
Gary Libretti, a personal trainer at the UF Department of
Recreational Sports and a UF junior majoring in food science
and human nutrition, said he doubts the healthfulness of the
"For me, it's still soda," Libretti said. "As long as it's car-
bonated water and artificial sweeteners, it's soda."
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Costumes honor students
By JESSICA DaSILVA
Alligator Staff Writer
Donning black and yellow stripes and wings
or pirate hats and plastic swords, friends of
Christina Pitcher and Ashley Renee Mills par-
tied as bumblebees and pirates to remember
UF students Pitcher and Mills died after a
car accident during Spring Break, and about
30 friends gathered at the pair's apartment
Saturday night dressed in costumes similar to
ones Mills and Pitcher wore last Halloween, a
bumblebee and pirate, respectively.
The two 22-year-old UF seniors died March
10 after a car accident on the Florida Turnpike.
Earlier that day, about 40 people attended a
memorial at St. Augustine Catholic Church.
During the service, the pair's roommates,
Ashley Glenn and Meghan Connor, told stories
about Pitcher and Mills. Glenn said that she,
Pitcher and Connor were originally like the
But Mills, "the most successful random room-
mate assignment," quickly became their fourth.
She said she was walking down the beach the
day after the accident and started crying.
When it started to rain, she wondered if life
could get any worse. But when she saw two full
rainbows connecting the shore to the ocean, she
took it as a sign that Mills and Pitcher were still
"We not only have one but two beautiful an-
gels looking down from heaven," she said.
After the service, several family members and
friends shared stories about the two women.
"We not only have one but two
beautiful angels looking down from
roommate of Pitcher and Mills
Glenn and Connor joked with Mills' mother,
Carolyn Williams, about how she was a few
minutes late to the service.
"(Mills would) probably be happy that you
were wearing the right makeup," Connor said.
"And new shoes," Williams added, laugh-
Mills' grandmother, Evelyn Williams, lis-
tened to party stories about Mills with amused
"My precious little angel drank beer?" she
asked in a thick Georgia accent.
Study: CPR's mouth-
to-mouth not helpful
By LINDSEY KARLIN
Alligator Contributing Writer
A new study shows- people
should eliminate mouth-to-mouth
ventilation when performing car-
diopulmonary resuscitation, more
commonly known as CPR.
The study, which was conducted
by a Japanese study group and pub-
lished in the British medical journal
The Lancet, shows only doing chest
compressions during CPR increases
the survival rate and, because of
constant blood flow to the brain,
doubles the brain function of people
who go into cardiac arrest.
"This is a very important mes-
sage, considering the very low per-
cent of cases that are successfully re-
suscitated," said Dr. Carl J. Pepine,
chief of cardiovascular medicine at
the UF College of Medicine.
According to an editorial accom-
panying the study, three out of four
people who witness a cardiac arrest
- when someone's heart stops
- are reluctant to perform CPR be-
cause of the likelihood of confusing
the process or the fear
Public of getting an infectious
Health disease from mouth-
Pepine said the study will en-
courage bystanders to perform
"I think it's great that they're
finding ways to improve CPR and
help people," said Nathan Telaraja,
a UF freshman and vice president
of Red Cross Gators. "A ground-
breaking study like this can be cru-
cial to getting more civilians trained
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Black and white
UF needs more minority
professors and faculty
Y you're probably on campus right now, waiting for class to
start or perhaps you're even in class right now, read-
ing while you should be taking notes. Well, take a look
around. We're willing to bet that most of your professors are
white. Outside of African-American studies, foreign language
and diversity-focus classes, we're willing to bet most students
have never had a professor who was black, Hispanic or Asian-
And that's a problem.
Black faculty make up less than 3 percent of total faculty
- but black students make up almost 7.5 percent of UF's stu-
dent population. Only 3.62 percent of UF's faculty are Hispanic,
while Hispanic students make up almost 11 percent of the stu-
If UF administration wants to increase the university's diver-
sity, it needs to improve the ratios of minority faculty members
to white faculty members. Even UF President Bernie Machen
said UF's faculty needs to be as diverse as its student body.
But the Black Faculty and Staff Association's president,
Anthony Greene, said Machen hasn't done enough. And that's
Of course UF wants to hire more minority faculty. But ac-
cording to UF officials, those candidates don't seem to be out
there, especially in certain fields. Sure, maybe no black candi-
dates applied for those positions, but that doesn't mean they
aren't out there. Almost 70 percent of FAMU's faculty are black
- so why can't UF seem to recruit black faculty?
Maybe Bernie and Co. aren't trying hard enough.
The UF administration needs to network more with pre-
dominantly black universities, like Bethune-Cookman College
and Florida A&M University. UF could create partnerships with
these schools, maybe something like an exchange program for
professors. Or, even better, it could work harder to recruit new
professors. UF, as a strong research university, offers opportuni-
ties for research that are not available at smaller colleges.
But the weight doesn't fall solely on UF's shoulders. The bur-
den is on Gainesville as well. Our fair city has had its share of
race-related problems, making it seem like a not-so-hospitable
place for minorities. There's the split between East and West
Gainesville (well call it "Main Street"). There's the slightly ru-
ral-town feel that might put some people off. Gainesville needs
to prove that it is a welcoming place for everyone.
The city is making progress, though. The Southeast
Gainesville Renaissance Initiative is a step in the right di-
rection. And Gainesville is host to local organizations like
the Gainesville chapter of the National Association for the
Advancement of Colored People.
UF also has some internal problems. Black faculty some-
times feel discriminated against maybe not outright, but little
things, such as the feeling that other faculty have lower expecta-
tions for them or that they were denied opportunities because of
their race. Only when faculty feel comfortable and accepted into
the UF community will they encourage their colleagues from
other colleges and universities to join them.
We know there are qualified black, Hispanic and Asian-
American professors out there. We not only need to find them
we need to make them want to come to UF Until UF's faculty
is representative of the world we live in, the Gator Nation will
not match up to the real world.
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Boob jobs not low self-esteem solution
Recently, a study was conducted about the psy-
chological effects of breast implants by Cynthia
igueroa-Hass, a clinical assistant professor at UF's
College of Nursing.
If you've been on the UF home page lately, you've
probably seen a link to an article about the study.
Here's how it went: Figueroa-Haas measured the self-
esteem and sexuality of 84 women, ages 21 to 57, with two
widely accepted scientific scales. Before participating in
the study, the women involved had already scheduled
their surgeries and had chosen to get breast implants for
purely cosmetic reasons.
Three months after the surgery, those women took the
same tests to determine their new levels of self-esteem and
sexuality. On average, the scores rose significantly.
Although she feels plastic surgery is not a cure-all for
those with low self-esteem, Figueroa-Haas says this dem-
onstrates the "genuine psychological improvements that
follow plastic surgery."
Such a claim should not be made lightly.
First of all, the second round of analyses was done
three months after the surgery. I wonder how the scores
might change after a year or two, once the initial satisfac-
tion wears off. Secondly and much more importantly
- if your self-esteem depends on how you look, then
breast implants are only treating the symptom, not the
cause, of low self-esteem.
Imagine a guy named Steve. Steve feels bad about
himself because he has little string-bean muscles. He
decides that he'll feel better if he looks like Arnold
Schwarzenegger, so he starts taking steroids. If you have
trouble imagining Steve, take a walk around the weight
room at the Southwest Recreation Center.
So, Steve takes the steroids, gets huge and starts to feel
great about himself. He's more confident and sexually sat-
isfied. Unfortunately, the steroid solution only temporar-
ily addresses a symptom of his self-esteem problem.
The root cause of whatever dis-
satisfaction Steve feels is ignored.
When all is said and done, his
self-esteem is still based on, or at
least deeply affected by, his appear-
ance. The real solution would be for
Patrick Barrett Steve to realize what matters in the
firstname.lastname@example.org long run.
Hint: It's not breasts or big mus-
cles. Until he manages to do that,
all of his efforts will only put off the inevitable.
There will come a point for Steve, as for the women in
this study, when all of science's artificial efforts will not
be able to protect them from their own imperfections, and
they will have to tackle them head-on.
I'm not saying everyone who gets breast implants is
running away from something. But touting the "genuine
psychological improvements" that follow from getting
breast implants is dangerous. Breast implants cannot im-
prove any psychological problem because they do not ad-
dress any psychological issue. The rise in self-esteem, like
the improved appearance due to implants, is temporary
It would be great if you could just take a pill or have
some surgery and then feel better about yourself. But it
has never worked before, and it will never work. At best,
these measures address the physical or chemical symp-
toms of internal emotional problems. They can buy time,
but the root of the problem will demand attention sooner
The longer you wait to address the real problem, the
more deeply developed and insurmountable it will seem.
So, if you're looking for psychological improvement, it
might be better to get some things off your chest rather
than adding things to it.
Patrick Barrett is a junior majoring in Russian. His column
appears on Mondays.
The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator.
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Letters to the Editor
Denying Bush degree shows immaturity
As an alumnus, I feel what the Faculty
Senate did regarding the denial of former Gov.
Jeb Bush an honorary degree was an absolute
disgrace. It embarrassed the university, its
students and its alumni to a degree I had not
thought possible. Was anything gained by
denying the president's brother an honorary
degree? Boy, they sure showed him.
This is a new low in Florida academics
and yet another example of the tawdriness
and petty politics that continue to diminish
the already-faltering image the academic
community holds in the public's eye. I hope
UF President Bemie Machen will take it upon
himself to address this issue with the Senate in
a public forum and issue a personal and public
apology to Mr. Bush. The Alumni Association
is to be commended for its role in attempting
to mitigate this ugly situation. It is absolutely
Faculty Senate was right to deny Bush
I couldn't be more proud! "38-28 Faculty
Senate vote Thursday to deny Bush an honor-
ary degree." The Alumni Association does not
speak for me. Thank you, Faculty Senate!
Greeks big on charity events, interaction
Gordon Van Owen's Friday column
regarding the need for a more "high-tech"
Greek community is a shallow opinion of the
Greek community. His issue with fraternities
and sororities doing more for the community
is shortsighted. Does he not read daily about
the multiple charity events, which are open
to anyone, held around Gainesville all four
Greek councils? When was the last time he
attended Delta Gamma's Anchor Splash or
Sigma Phi Epsilon's Surf Frenzy? Almost
all Greek new-member-education processes,
include a community service requirement.
In my brotherhood, we have a philanthropy
chair who shares different ways to get in-
volved every week.
The point of a fraternity is roit to allow its
members to sit at home and chat in an online
forum. We encourage actual physical interac-
tion. Crazy as it may seem, it is fun. Saying
that networking is the only reason to join a
Greek organization is shortsighted. People
join for more than just adding to their r6sum6.
The whole process gets you involved in the
school, teaches you how to interact in such a
large university and encourages you to do so
by more than just searching through dozens
of Facebook groups and joining one. So the
next time my fellow fraternity members and
I sit down to discuss our next rush, we will
remember Mr. Van Owen ... and poke him.
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Greek community utilizes technology for
In response to Gordon Van Owen's Friday column, he could Jessica president, they must win the votes of the
not be more ignorant about the Greek community. When Engelmann Greek community.
the telephone was invented more than a hundred years ago, Speaking Out To say that the Greeks do nothing for
the world was naive and people thought they would never the betterment of others is uninformed.
leave their houses to interact with other people. Mr. Van Owen The four pillars the Greek community
made the same incorrect assumption about the relevance of the stands for are scholarship, service, leadership and community.
Greek community. There are 38 fraternities and 27 sororities, and every chapter
The Greek community expands each year. In this past year, is required and happy to host at least one.philanthropic
four fraternities returned to campus to allow more men-to event each semester.
join the Interfratemity Council. Every year, more women go All events of Greek Week focused on bettering the UF and
through the recruitment process for sororities, giving more Gainesville communities. What other student groups had more
women the opportunity to become a par the ruitment procesthe Panhellenic than 300 students come together on a single day just to make
Council Gainesville a better place to live? Look at the number of orga-
Mr. Van Owen was right when he said the past few presi- nizations atparticipate in Dance Marathon- the majority of
dents of traditionally Greek-dominated organizations were not them are i reek. rek B d D e. f h
Greek, but their members were. And in order to get the votes Then there is the Grek Blood Drive. LifeSouth Community
to become the president of Florida Blue Key or Student Body Blood Centers depends on the support of the Greek commu-
nity for donations throughout the year.
Add some Leadership & Adventure to your lite' I-or details, contact tlie
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To say that the Greeks are technologically obsolete is also in-
accurate. Facebook is used by all Greek chapters, from creating
events to starting groups, as well as during the actual recruit-
ment process. For Mr. Van Owen to state that the Greeks are
being booted by online networks is ridiculous.
In-person networking is still important because if some ran-
dom person messaged you on Facebook and said that he or she
checked out our profile and wanted to meet you, you probably
would not only delete that message but block that person, too.
The Greek community offers long-term friendship not
just for four years and not just at UF. It is a network for leaders
and achievers to better themselves, each other and their com-
munity. The men and women in the Greek community create
lifelong bonds with others at UF, across the United States and
around the world. Nothing can replace the need for strong per-
sonal relationships, not even Facebook or MySpace.
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SQ officials lobby representatives in Washington
By ERIN EHRLICH
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Courtesy of Josh Weiss
UF Student Senate President Josh Weiss shakes hands with Demo-
cratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama earlier this month in Wash-
ington, D.C. Weiss and other Student Government representatives
traveled to meet with lawmakers about student issues.
For some Student Government
officials, most of Spring Break was
spent lobbying congressmen and
attending conferences instead of
relaxing at the beach.
During the break, SG Lobby
Coordinator Jason Lutin and
Student Body Vice President
Arturo Armand traveled to
Washington, D.C., to meet with
congressmen about a House bill
that would reduce the federal
student loan interest rate from 6.8
percent to 3.4 percent.
Lutin said SG officials' trips to
Washington and Tallahassee show
lawmakers that students care
about certain issues
"You can do it over the phone,
but it's a lot harder to say, 'No,' to
someone in person," he said.
He said visiting and making
small talk with representatives
U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman
Schultz, one of 11 UF alumni in
Congress, has been a big part of
getting UF's voice heard, he said.
Lutin keeps in contact with
Schultz, and she tells him about
progression on issues he's lobby-
Lutin said effective lobbyists,
especially student lobbyists, need
to make those kinds of trips so
they can get to know representa-
tives, senators and their staffs.
"It goes a long way with them,"
he said. "To go
Government means more
and gifts, and I love putting UF on
Student Body President John
Boyles and Senate President Josh
Weiss also spent a few days in
Washington during the break.
SThe two attended a confer-
ence of the American Israel Public
Affairs Committee, a pro-Israel
Boyles and Weiss were urged
by committee representatives and
the UF Jewish Student Union to
represent UF at the conference,
and their trip was sponsored by
Weiss, who met Sen. Barack
Obama and Sen. Mel Martinez
at a meet-and-greet with politi-
cians after the conference, said the
conference boasted speeches and
anecdotes from political leaders of
He said the most surprising
thing was seeing both Democratic
Speaker of the House Nancy
Pelosi and Vice President Dick
Cheney supporting the U.S.-Israel
Lutin, who was in the capital
to lobby for the student loan bill,
said although the bill passed' in
the House of Representatives in
January, it has been stagnant since
then and the Senate hasn't consid-
ered it yet.
"It's basically got to be force-
fed into the Senate, which is not
an easy task," Lutin said.
The bill would be effective im-
mediately if passed by the Senate,
SG paid $1,870.34 for Lutin and
Armand to make the trip, accord-
ing to SG financial records.
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Cartoonist draws line between witty and racist comics
By BRITTANY DAVIS
Keith Knight was as witty as
his cartoons Friday night when he
talked to roughly 30 people about
race, terrorism and the Bush ad-
The syndicated cartoonist, who
draws for ESPN and Mad maga-
zines, said his own experiences
with family, friends and society
inspire his work.
"I like to take on issues not
necessarily in a direct way, but in
an indirect way," he said.
On an overhead projector,
Knight showed a cartoon inspired
by a conversation he had with a
friend while in college. The friend's
uncle didn't like black people
because a black person had once
"I guess nobody white had ever
done anything bad to him," Knight
said, drawing hearty laughter from
Knight also ragged on newspa-
pers, laughing as he recalled the
San Francisco Examiner refusing
to run one of his cartoons because
it featured a black man selling co-
He said the editor of the paper
told him readers might think the
cartoon was racist.
"They're afraid of offending
anybody. It's completely outra-
geous," he said.
Knight encountered a simi-
lar problem when trying to sell
racial cartoons shortly after the
Muhammad cartoons caused riots
and controversy around the world
in September 2005.
"Does everyone understand
what this is? It's not about being
hateful against black people, it's be-
ing critical about society," he said.
But not all cartoons about race
that ran in the
Knight causing rallies
from black students and profes-
The cartoon featured Kanye
West holding a life-sized joker card
that read "race card" in front of
Condoleezza Rice. Rice crossed her
arms in disgust and said, "N****,
Knight said the cartoon was un-
acceptable and was created only to
stir controversy and hurt feelings.
"When I looked at Marlette's
piece and see him using the 'N'
word as a cartoonist ... he could
have easily substituted another
word for that," Knight said.
Knight added that the cartoon's
punch line is invalid because Rice's
presence in the Bush administra-
tion doesn't mean that Bush cares
about black people.
"Condoleezza doesn't care
about black people either, so the
point is completely lost," he said.
A woman from the audience
raised her hand and said Knight's
cartoons are intelligent commen-
tary on society, while Marlette's
cartoon was purely destructive.
Knight added that whites don't
understand what it's like to be a
minority in American society.
"White people go through life
here in this country without ever
having to deal with black people or
Asians or any other race," he said.
"But that's not the case with every-
body else. We always have to deal
with white folks."
After the speech, Jimmy
Williams, a local artist, said he
respects Knight for his talent and
"He was able to overcome the
hardships that black artists and en-
trepreneurs go through," he said.
"I admire his talent. There are
not many black artists who are
making it big," Williams.said.
The event was sponsored by
OASIS, a UF program that aids
with recruitment and retention of
minorities. It cost $2,000, in addi-
tion to airfare and other expenses.
City will decide on one-stop homeless center location
* THEY ARE MAKING A DECISION
BETWEEN SIX SPOTS.
By DREW HARWELL
Alligator Staff Writer
The search for the site of a one-stop home-
less center that will feature $1.4 million a year
in aid and services may end Monday, when
Gainesville city commissioners are expected to
select their favorite from a list of six locations.
The two sites most favored by city staff
are a leased facility at 3335 N. Main Terrace
and city-owned land north of 39th Avenue on
Waldo Road, according to a city commission
The one-stop center, which will contain
beds, showers, laundry facilities, child care
and other services, is the primary goal of
the city and county's 10-Year Plan to End
Homelessness. The center, which will be
named the GRACE Marketplace, has been
discussed since the plan was approved in
Roughly $100,000 is set aside for the costs
of building renovation and site development,
and about $67,000 will
Gainesvjlle City be available per year for
CommiSSion the lease or purchase of
the facility, according to
The two most popular sites for city officials
were chosen from a list of 125 potential spots.
Sites were compared using several criteria, in-
duding space, costs, possibilities of renovation
and "appropriate buffers to protect existing
The proposed site on N. Main Terrace,
which currently holds a warehouse, is about
one square acre. The Waldo Road site, a tree
farm located less than 500 yards away from an
RTS bus stop, is about 13 acres.
Both locations are more than 3 miles from
the Downtown Community Plaza, where
many of Gainesville's homeless spend their
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* THE FOOD AT WEAVER HALL WAS
EATEN IN 45 MINUTES.
By AMRA ZEJNELI
Alligator Contributing Writer
International music, foreign languages, UF
students and food from all over the world were
part of the International Food Festival held at
Weaver Hall's beach on campus Sunday eve-
About 150 students had a chance to taste food
from Turkey, Greece, Australia, France, Norway,
Japan, China, Taiwan and the Dominican
Republic. The smorgasboard disappeared in
about 45 minutes.
The free festival was organized by the resident
assistants of Weaver Hall and open to Weaver
Hall students and students living in the Tolbert
Funding for the event, which cost about $500,
came from donations the UF Housing Office
made at the beginning of the school year.
The money went toward buying the ingre-
dients. Weaver Hall's international residents
cooked all the dishes themselves.
Erol Kavountzis, a UF graduate student and
the graduate hall director, said a lot of money was
spent on meat and French cheese.
Crepes, a French type of pancake, are popu-
lar throughout Europe, and they were just as
popular at the festival: They were gone in half
Hassatou Ba and Isabel Raquin, exchange stu-
dents from France, spent most of Sunday prepar-
ing for the festival by making 40 crepes.
"Crepes are like pancakes, but they taste bet-
ter," Ba said. "Crepes are bigger, thinner, and you
eat them with sugar, chocolate cream, honey dr
jam. It's a very traditional dessert back home."
They also served French cheeses, camembert
and brie, with bread.
Susanne Gabrielsen, an international student
from Norway, was the student with the most
food varieties. She prepared ginger and carda-
mom beef with mashed potatoes, small bread
pieces with ham and potatoes on top, a choco-
late cake and what she said is Norway's most
traditional dish, sour-cream porridge. She said
she prepared the porridge last semester, too, and
people seemed to like it.
Gabrielsen said she learned how to cook while
she was in school. In Norway, she said, everyone
has to take a cooking class for a
Campus The festival also featured mixed
salads, rice balls with tuna and
mayonnaise, dumplings, Thai green
curry chicken prepared with coconut milk and
eggplant, and pavlova, a traditional Australian
dessert with a meringue crust and topped with
whipped cream, strawberries and kiwi.
Nicole Harris, a UF sophomore, attended the
event this year and last year.
"I like it because it shows you different cul-
tures and gives a taste of food from different re-
gions," Harris said. "They always bring different
people, so it's never the same typical thing over
and over again."
Weaver Hall has 176 residents, half of whom
are international students. The majority of stu-
dents come from China, Japan and Australia.
Kavountzis said the purpose of the festival is
to give international students the chance to show
where they are from and to give American stu-
dents the chance to interact with them.
Vilmarie Estrella, a UF senior and resident
assistant in Weaver Hall, said this year's festival
was just as successful as it has been in the past.
"A lot of residents came and tried food from
all around the world," Estrella said, "and that
just helps open up their minds and realize all the
diversity we have on this campus."
UF's first black fraternity celebrates 35th anniversary
By JASON SILVER
Alligator Contributing Writer
As dodgeballs flew through the air, other
members of UF's Greek community were
celebrating their groups' anniversaries or
out planting trees.
The Phi Delta Theta Fraternity and Kappa
Alpha Theta Sorority held a dodgeball tour-
nament at Lake Alice Field on Saturday.
Ryland Rogers, the fraternity's vice presi-
dent, said more than 500 people showed
up and 40 teams participated to raise more
than $20,000 for the Jacob Isaac Rappoport
Foundation, which works to cure spinal
muscular atrophy. The Tau Epsilon Phi
Fraternity's team won the tournament.
The Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity the
first historically black Greek organization on
campus celebrated its 35th anniversary
Paul Drayton, the fraternity's president,
said brothers from the chapter's founding
and others from around the country came to
Gainesville to celebrate.
"We have our entire alumni coming
"It's a big brotherhood event for
us, and we take great pride in
Sigma Phi member
back from 1972," Drayton said, "and there
are also brothers from chapters all over the
Southeast coming to visit."
Throughout the week, the fraternity
hosted a comedy show, political forum and
Also, the Sigma Pi Fraternity planted
more than 100 trees on the west side of the
Levin College of Law on Sunday. Jake Frank,
the chairman of the project and a member of.
the fraternity, said Sigma Phi, which teamed
up with UF's Physical Plant Division to
plant the trees, tries to work with the divi-
sion at least once a semester.
"It's a big brotherhood event for us, and
we take great pride in doing it," Frank said.
Jason Silver is a UFjunior and a member
of Tau Epsilon Phi Fraternity.
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Families share in players' emotions
GATO RS, from page 1
Noah, UF's resident Sigmund
Freud, spoke in metaphors to ex-
plain this journey.
Last season Noah informed
you the Gators thrived off
the motto P.H.D. Poor. Hungry.
This season Noah reminded
you UF has strained to lay off
the cholesterol accompanied with
a potentially bloated, pompous
defending national champion..
"We have to maintain that
P.H.D., but it's harder because
there's all these filet mignons and
salamis and good food every-
where," Noah said. "So we need to
be more focused and concentrated
Abiding by the Atkins diet, UF
feasted on roast Duck, which al-
ways tastes better Gator-done.
The 25,947 spectators were a
raucous bunch. Armed with plas-
tic quackers and enough thunder
green and lightning yellow to rally
the faithful and simultaneously
send opposing fans into seizures,
Oregon's fans denounced UF and
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"The Gator Boys are hot;
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the same time we could
get hotter that's what
we're shooting for."
The crowd could have been sub-
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else who served like Johnnie on the
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"When you're the No. 1 seed,
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the Xavier-Ohio State game and no
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Before the game, Tito, Al's fa-
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Faculty senator disagrees
JEB, from page 1
UF President Bernie Machen said in an e-mail.
However, after debate, senators decided Bush did not
support UF enough.
"One thing I've seen ... is the limited funding for
higher education in the state that has been diverted to
institutes located- closer to South Florida," Kathy Price, a
law professor and senator, said at
U F the meeting.
..r .:.aaI.; Joe Little, a UF law professor
and senator, wrote in a letter to
Machen that he was disappointed in comments Machen
made about the Senate's decision.
"You undercut your ability to lead when you deride
the academic decisions of your-colleagues," Little wrote.
"Disagreement is acceptable; disrespect is not."
He also wrote, "As UF president, you had the right to
debate and vote on the proposal, but you did neither."
In an interview Sunday, Little said he thought there
was political motive behind the nomination. "I don't
think it was fully a 'Gee whiz, this person really deserves
to be recognized for academic contributions or contribu-
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DIVERSITY, from page 1
make the university and Gainesville their
It's a struggle for the university's reputa-
tion. And for some, it's a struggle to help the
university reach it's full potential.
THE NUMBERS TELLTHE STORY
The growth of black faculty at UF stalled
and reached a plateau between 1988 and
2005. In that 17-year period, the population
of full-time black faculty grew from 56 to 86,
according to statistics from the Office of the
Provost/Academic Affairs. In 2005, full-time
black faculty made up 2.9 percent of the total
The number of black faculty showed a mix
of sporadic growth and intermittent decline in
During the same period, the number of full-
time Hispanic faculty increased from 35 to 107
(3.62 percent of the full-time ranked staff).
From 1998 to 2006, on the other hand, the
number of white tenured faculty decreased
from 1,800 to 1,682.
Of the 1,930 tenured full-time faculty em-
ployed at the university this fall, 50 were black,
53 were Hispanic, 142 were Asian and 1,682
were white, according the Office of Institutional
Planning and Research.
The university also employed 33 tenure-
earning black faculty and 481 white tenure-
Tenure-earning faculty are professors who
are trying to get a permanent appointment,
such as assistant professors. Nontenure-earn-
ing professors include visiting professors and
Of the 563 nontenure-earningprofessors, 411
were white, 13 were black, 34 were Hispanic,
and 104 were Asian or Asian American. In all
categories, men outnumbered women.
THE NUMBERS ARE TROUBLING
President Bernie Machen said the low
numbers of black faculty are troubling.
"Why .is it a problem? Because great uni-
versities desire diversity," he said.
Machen said the faculty population should
at least be as diverse as the student body.
"At a minimum, we would like our faculty
to be as diverse as our student body," Machen
said. "In an ideal world, I'd like our student
body to be as diverse as our state."
Of the 36,163 undergraduates enrolled at
the university last fall, 23,809 were white, 4,693
were Hispanic, 3,456 were black and 2,625
were Asian American, according to the Office
of Institutional Planning and Research.
Machen said he does not have an official
plan to improve recruitment of black faculty
but has asked college deans to search for di-
verse pools of candidates. He has also asked
faculty to look into the issue.
Anthony Greene, president of the
Association of Black Faculty and Staff, said
Machen has not worked hard enough.
He said the stagnation in recruitment is a
more than decade-old problem, but Machen
has not sufficiently acted on the issue. Greene
said Machen emphasized improving diversity
when he came to university but has not acted
on his ideas.
THE NUMBERS COULD BE IMPROVED
Debra Walker King, associate provost of
faculty development, said the number of
minority faculty at UF could be improved.
Competition between UF and other schools
makes recruitment of black faculty more diffi-
cult, she said. King said the university needs to "interrog
be more aggressive in its recruiting measures. be we, n
The university can attract black faculty by the en
maintaining a good relationship with histori- associate
cally black colleges and universities and con- the colle
necting to networks of black scholars, she said. black fac
It can also lure more minorities to its staff by "We
showing they have a better chance at advanc- Colle
ing within the university than they have at. if they
other workplaces. sify their
"AT A MINIMUM, WE WOULD LIKE OUR
FACULTY TO BE AS DIVERSE AS OUR
STUDENT BODY. IN AN IDEAL WORLD,
I'D LIKE OUR STUDENT BODY TO BE AS
DIVERSE AS OUR STATE."
BERNIE MACHEN, UF PRESIDENT
Machen said university departments and candid
colleges have cited various reasons for not hir- the issue
ing more minority faculty. Explanations from e issues
officials ranged from lack of m money to lack of "Yi es
candidates or applicants, Machen said. el beca
Evans said the idea that there's a lack of el e
black faculty "is a load of crap." She said de- they m
apartments are not looking for black faculty in human
the right places.
She said officials could search for faculty
through organizations that cater specifically to OFFICI
black scholars, such as the Association for the F
Study of African American Life and History. Adm
She said there are other organizations like the u
this where officials can contact black faculty in te uni
most disciplines. associate
Kenneth Nunn, a professor and former as- King's
sociate dean at the Levin College of Law, said ment tc
the university and his own college need to diversif
show a sincere desire to recruit black faculty. list whe
Instead of waiting for black faculty to apply at race an(
at the u
Stephanie Evans, center, along with protesters Sharon Burney, left and Angelique Nixon, right, participate in a demonstration held
March 2 in support of the African American Studies Program.
rsity, Nunn said departments should
more candidates who excel in their
Lterviews should resemble less of an
;ation" and more of a negotiation
the potential faculty member and
loyer, said Nunn, who resigned as
dean in 2000 when he felt officials in
ge were derailing the recruitment of
need to wine and dine them," he said.
ge deans need to be held accountable
lo not work hard enough to diver-
r staff, Nunn said. He said the Levin
College of Law has improved
recruitment and retention of
minority faculty in the past few
Years, but the college and univer-
sity can still do better.
But Berta Esperanza
Henandez-Truyol, who started
teaching at the law school in
1999 and intermittently sat on
the hiring committee since 2000,
said the school now has "a strong
commitment to diversity."
She said she has always
looked for the most qualified
tes regardless of race. She also said
e of diversity extends beyond race to
ke gender and academic discipline.
someone might see me as a role mod-
se I'm Hispanic," she explained. "But
ght also see me as a mentor because I
perience with international law and
ALS FIGHT FOR
inistrators have taken steps to make
versity more diverse, said King, the
e provost of faculty development.
office recently created a recruit-
olkit with instructions on how to
y staff. The office created an online
re staff can network by listing their
d contact information. The Office of
vost also began a Diversity Speakers
ith author Derald Wing Sue, invited
said the percentage of minority fac-
UF should better reflect the number
fled candidates available within spe-
ds like biology.
instance, if 3 percent of national ex-
'ecializing in microbiology are black,;
entage of black microbiology faculty
university should reflect that
artments should also widen
arches and start with the "IT'S
verse candidate pools they SAKE
She said schools should look
for intellectual diversity as well
as cultural diversity when hiring.
Officials should keep in mind that AS!
the more diverse a department is,
the better and more fulfilling an
education a student will receive.
"It's not just diversity for the sake of
diversity," King said. "It's diversity for the
sake of excellence."
Greene said black faculty need to be
educated about the resources available to
them at the university. His organization, the
Association of Black Faculty and Staff, sends
an e-mail to a listserv when new faculty start
at UF and plan social events for black faculty
to network with each other.
UF'S LOCATION MIGHT
Potential black faculty can be discouraged
MONDAY, MARCH 26, 2007 E ALLIGATOR, 13
Alligator File Photo
Former law professor Kenneth Nunn, who recently resigned from the law school, announc-
as a seven-point agenda for diversity Oct. 5, 2000, at the Frederic G. Levin College of Law
Auditorium. Nunn resigned from associate provost of the Levin College of Law in 2000
becausee he felt officials were blocking the recruitment of black faculty.
y Gainesville's rural location, Greene said.
Candidates from cities might see Gainesville
is part of the stereotypically rural, white-domi-
tated South, he said.
There are gathering places like the
institute of Black Culture and organizations
- such as the Gainesville chapter of the National
sociation for the Advancement of Colored
peoplee for blacks in Gainesville, but they're
lot always immediately noticeable, Greene said.
[he institute, for example, can only host a limited
ount of guests.
Nunn said black faculty also have trouble
finding jobs for their spouses or partners in
_ainesville. He said the university should help
faculty connect with employers in the city.
Machen said Gainesville is a socio-eco-
tomically, and consequentially racially divided
ity. The city is separated into East and West
Sainesville, East Gainesville being predomi-
PERCEIVE UF AS UNWELCOMING
Among some minority faculty and students,
JF is perceived as being unwelcoming toward
Evans said UF and other Florida universities
vere historically slow to desegregate, which
eated a perceived legacy of difficult access to
NOT JUST DIVERSITY FOR THE
OF DIVERSITY, ITS DIVERSITY FOR
THE SAKE OF EXCELLENCE."
DEBRA WALKER KING
CIATE PROVOST OF FACULTY
UF also has a reputation as a party school
dominated by white Greek organizations.
All past university presidents have been white
nd male. Most college deans are white, though
he two most recent deans hired are black.
Machen said the perception that the univer-
ity is unwelcoming toward minorities extends
"I have talked to African-American students
vhose friends, and even their parents, tell them
Don't go there,'" Machen said.
Evans said the university could show it
institutionalizes and supports diversity by sup-
,orting ethnic studies programs, such as African
tmerican, Asian-American and American Indian
She said minority faculty might look to ensure
UF supports these programs before applying for
a job. Supporting ethnic studies shows that a
university is willing and prepared to talk about
"Good campuses talk about race," she said.
UF HAS PROBLEMS WITH
BLACK FACULTY RETENTION
The university needs to improve the retention
of black faculty, especially nontenured profes-
sors, Greene said.
Black faculty have complained of feeling
like they get heavier work and teaching loads
than their colleagues, he said. They also feel like
they're asked to represent their race or gender on
Sometimes, black faculty encounter subtle or
unintentional mistreatment in their departments,
he said. A colleague dr superior could call a black
faculty member "articulate" or act surprised that
the faculty member submitted an exceptional
piece of work, he added.
Comments like these can imply that the per-
son had lower expectations of the black faculty
and could be seen as offensive, even if they're not
always intended as insults, Greene said.
Greene said he faced this type of attitude
while trying to earn tenure.
When Greene was an assistant professor
at UF's Department of Clinical and Health
Psychology in 1994, the then-chairman of his de-
partment told him his published articles on anger
and personality traits among domestic violence
offenders were "superficial."
"I was deeply offended, especially as he did
not offer further explanation or elaboration,"
He said the chair's criticism pushed him to
resign from the department.
Word of perceived mistreatment can reach po-
tential black faculty at other schools and discour-
age them from applying at UF, Greene said.
OLD HABITS ARE DIFFICULTTO CHANGE
Nunn said changing department attitudes
toward minority faculty is an uphill battle requir-
ing a culture change in some departments.
"When a black faculty member comes here,
it's almost with the expectation of that type of
attitude," Nunn said.
Students can also take part in the discrimina-
tion, Evans said.
She said students are more likely to challenge
her because she is a young black woman. On
one occasion, a white student who cheated in
one of Evans' classes accused her favoring black
students. Evans brought the case to the Dean of
Students Office, which supported her attempts to
defend herself from the accusation.
Machen said he did not think black faculty are
intentionally mistreated within their own depart-
ments, but the perception that discrimination
occurs is troubling.
The two times he investigated claims that a
faculty member was denied tenure because of
discrimination, Machen found no evidence of
He said the university is generally an "en-
lightened" and accepting community.
"The idea that I don't enjoy being around fac-
ulty that's different than me is antithetical to the
university environment," Machen said.
NUMBERS OF HISPANICS INCREASE
BUT ARE STILL LOW
While the growth of black faculty has
slowed, Machen said the ranks of Hispanic and
Asian faculty have grown steadily in recent
years though they are still smaller than they
As the first minority hired and tenured by
the sociology department, Heran Vera said he
was lonely when he arrived at the school in the
He said racism and ignorance within de-
partments and the administration keeps the
university's minority faculty population low.
"After working here for 33 years, a large
part of my colleagues still don't know how to
pronounce my name," Vera said.
Hemandez-Truyol, the law professor, said
she sat on former provost David Colburn's
committee on diversity in 2002 and was sur-
prised to learn that she was one of only a few
Latina professors at the time.
Hemandez-Truyol said the university can
reach out to more Hispanic faculty by extend-
ing searches to the West Coast and universi-
ties in Central and South America and the
ASIAN AMERICAN FACULTY
NEEDS MORE SUPPORT
Malini Schueller, an English professor and
director of the Asian-American studies certifi-
cate, said she was the department's lone Asian
professor for many years.
Minority faculty at UF
Faculty statistics between 1988 and 2005
Full-time black faculty at the university increased from 56 to 86.
Full-time Hispanic faculty increased from 35 to 107.
White tenured faculty decreased from 1,800 to 1,682.
Faculty Statistics Fall 2006
Of the 1.930 full-time tenured faculty
50 were black
53 were Hispanic
142 were Asian or Asian American
1,382 were white
Of the 690 tenure-earning faculty*
S33 were black
S42 were Hispanic
133 were Asian or Asian American
481 were white
Of the 563 non-tenure earning professors*
113 were black
34 were Hispanic
104 were Asian or Asian American
411 were white
In all categories, men outnumbered women.
*Note: Full-rnme tenured facuul, are professors who nave a pernmarent appoinr[rrerit. Tenure-earning.are
professors wnc. are trying rto get a permanent appointment, sucr as assistant professors. lJon-tenure
earning professors include visiting professors ana lecturers.
Source: Tre Office of the Provost, Acaaemic Affairs and the Office of Institutional Planning and Research.
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Schueller, who started at UF in 1988, said
the university must show support of Asian
American programs and an active Asian
American student population to attract more
Asian American faculty.
She said an Asian-American professor in
the counseling department told her he chose to
come to UF over a school in Maryland because
he was impressed with students who came to
his job interview.
More Asian-American faculty will be drawn
to the university if they see Asian American
professors thriving at the university.
And an Asian American studies minor or
major could also draw more instructor inter-
ested in the subject to the university, Schueller
Schueller added that the College of Liberal
Arts and Sciences has not supported the Asian-
American studies program, which detracts
faculty from applying to UF.
"We're building this Asian-American cer-
tificate and trying to expand to a minor out of
thin air," Schueller said.
STUDENTS ARE THE KEY
Tamara Cohen, director of Multicultural and
Diversity Affairs, said the university needs to di-
versify faculty to prepare students for an increas-
ingly global world.
Depending on their careers, many students
will be entering workplaces where their co-work-
ers come from different backgrounds and are
She said the university needs to show stu-
dents that the faculty is diverse and minorities
are role models and not just relegated to the roles
Billy Holcombe, who is president of the Black
Student Union and a graduate student, said black
faculty at the university have been able to offer
him unique, "real-world" experience.
Evans said that the recruitment of minor-
ity students is as important as that of minority
"If you want to have a quality school, you
have to have a diverse population. Or you will be
left in the dust," she said.
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your bank! Call now for specials: 335-7656
Get in on Gainesville's
Best Kept Secret!
Amazing 1/1 and 2/1 apartment homes!
For a LIMITED TIME ONLY
rates start as low as $499!
Water included! Pets welcome!
Minutes from Butler Plaza!
Come see us today and
throw your worries away!
We do! Currently leasing
1,2,3, & 4BRs for FALL
Pool, Alarm, Free UF Parking!
MINUTES FROM UF!!!
313's from only $486 per Bdrm
4/4's from only $452 per Bdrm
FREE Cable w/ HBO/ SHOWTIME
FREE Tanning, 24hr Fitness Center
Ask About our Huge 212.5 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 THE LIFE!
All Inclusive Ind. leases
Big 2/2s 3/3s & 4/4s
Filling fast Lease now
Sign a lease, Win a PS3!
Luxury 2/2 and 3/2!
24-Hr Gym*Fum Avail
Leasing Now and Fall! 367-9910
1st MONTH FREE
1BR Villas Starting @ $499. Please call: 352-
375-3077 or 352-373-2818 4-25-72-2
BIG AND CHEAP
2/1.5 apt 1100 sq ft $650
3/2 apt 1300 sq ft $725
1800 NW 4th St. Over 20 houses also
available 373-4423 www.maximumre.com
Furnished apartments close to UF
Individual bedroom leases
or 2 $399 $725
I 4- www.Action-realtors.com
U For Rent
Studios, 2, 4, 5 Bedroom Apartments
Virtual Tours at LiveNearCampus.com
Available in April
Walk to UF Studio $390
1 Br $450 2 Br house $550
Gore-Rabell Realty 378-1387
ACROSS FROM UF
WID, Private bath, pets welcome!
Monitored alarm, open weekends
ONLY 2 BLOCKS TO CAMPUS!
1 bedrooms and studios
Wood floors, pets ok, avail Fall
Open late and weekends
LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION!
Live downtown & have it all!
Spacious studios, 1/is, 2/2s, & 3/3s
W/Ds*Huge Closets*We Love Pets!
Going fast don't miss out! 338-0002
Save $$$! Move-in TODAY!
2BR, 3BR or 4BR Ask about our 2006 rates!
376-2507 or www.bivenscove.com
BLOCKS TO UFO3BR houses from $1400
*4BR houses from $160003BR patio
homes from $130004BR patio homes from
$16000 1-2BR apts from $475 Ample park-
ing. DalyProperties.com, Carol 377-3852
CLOSEST TO CLASS
2BR/2BA available for Fall
111 NW 16th St. #1. Call 376-1111
1BR/1 BA in vintage house. Hardwood floors.
W/D Quiet area, large yard. 3 blocks to
downtown. 304 NE 6th Street. $525/MO
379-4952 Available April or May 3-26-30-2
1BR & 2BR/1BA apts with W/D, cent H/AC,
DW, ceramic tile, private patio. Pets arranged.
Off SW 34th St. Near bus route. From
$630/mo. 377-1633 www.lenoxcorner.com
2 bedroom WOOD FLOORS
GREAT FOR PETS!
Across the street from UF
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
2 & 3BR houses for August in quiet areas.
cute, clean, cent. H/AC, W/D, wood floors,
nice yards. Bike to UF. $775-$1300 email
email@example.com or call 352-336-6116
*Cozy 2/2 rental: Haile Village*
Avail April Contact: 352-337-1740
$1200. Large, Sunny, Bright, &"Many
Upgrades. Walk 2 cafes, stores & restau-
rantsMany running trails! Pets Allowed 3-
MONDAY, MARCH 26, 2007 E ALLIGATOR, 15
1 BIk to UF 1017 SW 1st Ave., 2BR/2.5BA
townhouse. Lg. kit, parking, W/D, D/W,
over 1100 sqft. Avail. Aug 1. Call 333-0800.
2158 sq ft4/3 home rent/sale NW Gville mins.
from campus. Appliances stay, remodeled,
wd firs, 2 car gar, deck, 1/2 acre, beautiful
landscaping, low utils, fenced. $1,550/m,
$2K SD. 3120 NW 31st Blvd, 352 466-0358
MASTER BR W/BA IN 4BR/3BA HOUSE
5 mins to SFCC & 10 mins to UF.
Low utilities divided by 4. W/D, RTS bus
routes. $325/mo. Short term leases avail-
able Small pet okay. 352-428-0500 Evan.
Houses, Duplexes, condos or Townhouses
Walk/Bike/Bus to campus. Neat, clean,
good quality. Visit www.gatorpads.com for
available units or call 284-0316 or 281-0733
Space, Solitude and Disposable Income
Beautiful, Spacious home on wooded land-
scaped lot, 8rms + 400 sq ft porch. 3BR/1 BA,
bike to UF, W/D, $1270 + util. No pets.
Available August. 275-1259 4-2-20-2
LIVE THE DOWNTOWN LIFESTYLE
Luxury 3 Bedroom Townhouses For Fall
W/D*Loft Spaces*Walk In Closets*Pets OK
Walk to everywhere-bars, shopping, dining
Call now! Only 10 left! 338-0002
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.
$550/mo. Call 352-331-2099 3-30-14-2
****1BR APT, $550/mo9***
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 System, W/D
hookup and Pool onsite. 2BR 2.5Bath @
Union Properties, Inc. 373-7578 4-25-
1BR/1BA, no lease. Courtyard, 2 mi to UF,
on bus line, quiet neighborhood, next to
park. Free water, no pets. $440/mo + $440
sec dep. Call374-7175 3-26-10-2
1BR in a 2BR/1BA. $275/mo.
Avail now. No smoking. Must love cats. 328-
MOVE IN TODAY
1BR & STUDIOS
Walk to UF!
From only $589
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 l/m.
81 For Rent
1 & 2 Bed Cottages & Apts. $500/MO.
Central AC., WID hookups. Close to down-
town & UF. Cute & MUST SEEI See photos
& info @ www.rentalworkshop.com
352-870-0904, 318-4553 3-28-10-2
HOUSESI 1 to 4 beds $450-$1500. All
close to UF & on bus routes, WID hook-
ups, Hardwood, central AC, porches, pets
OK, See photos @ rentalworkshop.com
870-0904, 318-4553 3-28-10-2
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 4-2-12-2
LIVE ON UF LAKE
Pristine Biven's Arm condo. Huge 2BR/2BA,
large den (possible 3rd BR), hardwood
floors, pool incl. $1295/mo. Call 321-231-
******10r BLOCKS TO UF******
Quaint 1BR/1BA apts in Historic Victorian
House. Huge rooms, wood floors, high
ceilings, pvt entrance. $525/mo. Avail Aug
1st. Pets ok. 376-2184. 225 SW 3rd Ave.
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
CourtRec Ctr, $950 per mo.unfurn. Available
8/1/07 Call 954-928-4750/ 352-377-0921
2BRs AVAILABLE IN LARGE 4/2 ON FARM
less than 10 mi to UF. Pet friendly. Horse ok.
$275/mo. 1 room avail May, 1 in June. Jen
2/1.5 Mill Run 2 story twnhs by
UF/Butler Plaza on bus rt 20/21.
W/D, DW, Tile, 1000 sq ft, Pool.
Pets ok. $700/mo + security. 352-871-7460
WALK TO SHANDSNA/VET SCH. Large
1 & 2BR, Downstairs, CH/A, fans, carpet,
Laundry on site, pool, parking, quiet. 1BR
$600-$650; 2BR -$725-$800. Avail Summer/
Fall. 352-376-0080 or 352 284 3873 4-25-
ADORABLE 3BR/2BA HOME
1500 sq ft. Screened porch, laundry room.
Avail April 1st. 4300 NW 17th Terr. $900/mo
1st & sec req'd to move in. 352-318-3830
815 NW 7th Place. $1200/mo. Available now.
Big yard, 10 min walk to UF. Call 352-318-
Singel-story close to UF
1BR ONLY $529
2BR $699 + FREE Water
NOW & FALL 375-1519
1BR VILLA ONLY $519
1/2 mile to UF & Butler Plaza
Walk-in closet! Alarms avail
375-3077 Avail NOW & FALL
NO ROOMMATE HASSLES
Private Villas next to Butler Plaza
Studios $499*1BR $549
Call for Fall"377-2596
a For Rent
CLOSEST to UFIShands
Enjoy privacy & convenience
1BR Villa ONLY $529
Leasing FALL Fast! 372-4835
*Affordable & Nice*
IBR $539+FREE water
Phase I 2BR ONLY $699
Phase II 2BR from $829
Great Location*SW 34 St
CALL TODAY! 376-0828
HUGE 1BR ONLY $499
Single-story Villa in NW
Private patio*Full kitchen
Lease Now/Aug 372-3826
ONLY 1 MILE to UFI
Across from NEW Starbucks!
2br $699 3br $869
DUCKPOND AREA STUDIO
Avail May 1st. Rent $375/mo incl elec. $450
sec dep. No pets. Please call 371-3473 4-
Desired 4BR, 5BR, 6BR Houses Available
Great Sizes & Location.
Family Discounts Available!
Call 352-682-7424 3-27-5-2
FREE for March!
1BR/1BAApt. $479/mo. No Security or Last!
Renewable Lease in Aug. Laundry/Pool and
CLose to Campus 352-505-0497 3-27-5-2
******10 BLOCKS TO UF******
Private 2-story garage apt. Fenced yard.
Pets ok. Large 1BR/1BA. W/D, porch. $650/
mo. Avail Aug 1st. 226 SW 4th AVe. 376-
LUXURIOUS VICTORIA STATION CONDO.
2BR/2.5BA. Avail for year lease. Close to
campus. 3 bus rts. WID in unit, internet.
$950/mo. Call 954-242-4633 or email
ONLY 3 HOUSES LEFT!
ACROSS FROM UF!!!!
3 and 4 bedroom avail
Wood floors, HUGE floor plan
Pets welcome! 371-0769
Walk to downtown/UF!
2/1 vintage charmer
Huge back porch,
appreciating area. $105,000
Gore-Rabell Real Estate, Inc.
MOVE IN TODAY
Charming 1/1 and 2/1 apartment homes!
Ready for you to move in now!
Minutes from UF and Shands!
Water included! Pets welcome!
Special low rates starting at $499!
Special ends March 31st!
Limited availability call now!
FOR SALE OR FOR RENT
3BR/2BA w/pool on 1 .acre. Nice SW neigh-
borhood. 12 min to Shands & UF. Recently
remodeled. $249,000 or $1500/mo. Call 772-
Near UF *
*4BR/2BA Newly Renovated Kitchen *
10'x 10' Laundry Room *
*2 car Carport Pets under 20 Lbs *
S610 NW 34 Terr. MANNY 352-317-4408
1 BLKTO UF
2BR 1BA Apts Avail for FALL:
1234 SW 1st Ave $750/Mo
1238 SW 1st Ave $650/Mo
216 SW 12th Street $625/Mo
1BR 1BAApts for FALL:
1029 SW 3rd Ave $500/Mo
Drive by and call Merrill Management
0I For Rent
2BR 1BAApt 5 Blks to UF
St. Croix Apts $650/Mo
840 Sq Ft Central H & Air
Laundry Facilities, Inclds
Wtr, swg, pst control and Garbage
829 SW 5th Avenue.AVAIL NOW. Call
Merrill Management Inc. 372-1494 3-30-5-2
2/2 Condo overlooking Golf Course
1200 Sq Ft $1000/Mo F & L + $500 dpst
11426 NW 67th Terrace
Call Merrill Managment, Inc. 372-1494 3-
1BR 1BA1 BLK TO UF!
Grad II Apts. 1236 SW4th Ave
Central H &Air, Carpet, Incids
Wtr, Swg, Pst ctrl, Garbage $500/Mo
Laundry Facilities. Call Merrill
Management Inc. 352-372-1494 3-30-5-2
Recently upgraded & quiet spacious 3BR/
2BA house. New paint, blinds, carpets &
tiles, well equipped kitchen, extra space
for home office or kids play room. Central
HT/&AC, ceiling fans, auto irrigation system,
W&D hookup, carport. NW Aarea, 5 min to
Law School. For sale or long term lease No
Section 8. 352-375-6754 3-30-5-2
3BR condo off SW 20th Ave
Nice. Possible RENT-TO-OWN. $750/mo.
1/1 only 8 blocks from UF
Wood Floors, Tile, Washer and Dryer $625
per mo + Utilities. Call Aaron 352-745-6118
Walk To UF *
2BR 1BA Wood Floors *
Washer & Dryer Dishwasher
2 Parking Permits *
Manny 352 317-4408
LARGE 1BR THE POLOS Apr 1 Jul 31. I
will pay $300 fee. Pets ok. Rent $550/mo.
Bus routes 9 & 35. Screened patio. Fitness
center, pool, computer lab, tanning salon &
more. Call Jason 941-585-1079 4-25-47-3
WALK.TO CLASS IN MINUTES!
1 BR avail in 4BR/2BA house across from the
law library. Rent $365 plus 1/4 utilities. Email
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 407-461-0355 3-
4BR/4BA, $360/each + utilities, nego-
tiable. Great bus, no towing, quiet, spacious,
washer/dryer & balcony, email@example.com,
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
Quiet 1BR on SW 20th Low rent. On the
busline, easy walk/bike to UF Sublease any-
time May-Jul Apt includes security system.
Call Christopher 859-630-9353 3-26-11-3
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/1 BA @ Pine Rush Villas 20th Ave.
No deposit, No fees.
Rent $529 U pay $499 until August + Utils
Erika 352-226-1332 3-27-10-3
Sublease 1BRilB;. furnishedd aptl
SUNRISE "pis Available n,-ow ihru JuIy 31st
$400;mc. On 2 bus roulies 9 and 35 CaI
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
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 3-30-10-3
$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 3-30-10-3
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.
1BR/1BA in 3BR/3BA Male only. The
Estates. $530/mo all incl. Furnished. Avail
1st wk in May Lease to Aug. 386-439-8441
Sublease w/option to renew. $499 w/water
incl. Avail Apr 1st. Near SW 34th & Archer.
Call 561-400-0936 3-27-5-3
SUMMER SUBLEASE University Commons
only $310/mo + ? utils Furnished, close to
campus. Females only. Call Andrea at (321)
795-8789 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Exact
move in/out dates are negotiable. 3-27-5-3
Royal Village Apts.
1BR in 4BR/2BA. $475/Mo. 5 min walk to
campus. Fum, W/D, Intemet, Cable-HBO,
Pool, Gym, All Util incl. Avail April 1 Aug.
Call 510-303-9213 email@example.com 4-3-
1 or 2 rooms for summer rent in furnished, 2
bed/2.5 bath townhouse. On busline, close
to campus. Neighborhood has pool and gym.
$450/mo + utilities to rent 1 room, or $700/
mo -+ utils to rent 2. 352-201-0082 3-27-5-3
Room for sublet in Melrose Student Living
$439/mo includes pvt BA, all utils, internet,
& cable. W/D in unit shared by three other
rooms. 2 swimming pools, fitness rooms &
much more. Contact Sandy 226-9184 3-
ONLY $425! Available NOW. 1 room in 4/4
apt w/huge walking closet! Fully furnished.
Utils incl. University Terrace by parking and
pool 813-817-1524 3-27-5-3
Female roommate wanted for a 1BR/1BA in
a 4BR/4BA @ $470/mo. Lexington Crossing.
Avail April 1st. Contact Briana @ 352-328-
Summer Sublease: Estates: Beautiful, spa-
cious 4BR/4BA. Fully furnished, close to
campus. Great condition. Cable/High speed
Internet incl. Pool, gym, clubhouse. Price/
Dates Negotiable. Call Lauren 561-866-7746
CAMPUS LODGE sublease 2BR/2BA avail-
able in a 3/3. Fully furnished, W/DV utilities
included. Avail April August. Contact 352-
ASPEN RIDGE APTS 3813 SW 34th St.
Quiet complex. 1BR apt. 3rd floor
Pay $545 for-5/7 5/31; $675 for 6/1 6/30
Can renew my lease. No security/redec fee.
W/D, tan, gym, pool, alarm 813-484-8484
*"Large 1BR/1BA in 2BR/2BA o'ty $325
avail May-July 31st.Private patio each room,
spacious, no towing, quiet. 3'bus routes 352-
16, ALLIGATOR U MONDAY, MARCH 26, 2007
May -August, 3BR apt. $367/mo + utils. Call
Tempie 231-6305 3-26-3-3
$375/mo 1 BR/1BAin 2/2.5 townhouse. Avail
Mar 25 July 31. Incl internet, cable, water &
utils! W/D in apt, quiet complex & roommate.
Pool, screened porch, personal parkingspot,
cats okay. Female only. Amy 352-359-2189
Sublease 1BR/1BA apt @ SUNRISE Apts.
Availabliinbw thru July 31st. $489/mo OBO.
On bus routes 9 & 35. Call Harry @ 352-871-
1 Bedroom w/attached bath in house
w/digital cable, kitchen, living room
2 BLOCKS FROM STADIUM!
Contact Meredith: firstname.lastname@example.org
$415 a mo, Melrose Student Suites, 2 room-
mates, fumished, own BR, amenities, 5 min
from campus. Call 904-307-3104 if inter-
PRIVATE APARTMENT. One BR 50 yards
from campus on 13th! Overlooks pool, pri-
vate kitchen and bath. Summer sublease
only $525 per/mo. Contact Byron @ 352-
1BR/1BA in 3BR/3BA. $480/mo. Females
only. Furnished, all utils, W/D, internet, &
cable incl. Top floor. Swimming pool, fitness
center. Easy bus access. Avail NOW 7/31.
Contact Jill @ (850)598-0594. 3-30-5-3
LIVE BEHIND NORMAN HALL
WITH FRIENDS: Royale Palms
3BR/3BAAvail. Sum A Price Neg.
More info call Jill 904-591-5563
or email@example.com 3-30-5-3
Sublease for a 1 BR/1 BA 1 Living room
from April 1 to July 30.
Lease can be renewed.
Rent is $450 (instead of $529)
Call Diala: 352-682-8441 3-30-5-3
Summer sublease, male, 1Br/1BA furn in
4BR apt, on Bus Route, Close to UF. $470
mo includes utils, DSL, Cable. 904-744-4609
Female roommate needed. Live in Beautiful
new house w/sec alrrn, bus stop, fast inter-
net, cable, quiet area, pool, huge backyard,
pvt BA. Avail April until Aug or longer. $500/
mo Jackie 352-395-7462; 941-780-3526
I i Roommates
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 rTd. Digital, wireless, W/D, yard serv,
2 bus rts, quiet areaSW G'ville. Avail Now-
July $300 + utils. firstname.lastname@example.org 3-30-30-4
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/2BA1$335/mo + 1/2 until. On 6th Street.
Full-time UF, pref male. Move-in Aug must
cosign. Call Charles 407-342-8940
J *l Roommates
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
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
FEMALE ROOMMATES WANTED for 4BR
furnished pool.house. $450/mo + utils. 1
mile from campus on bus route; Non-smoker.
No dogs. Avail June. Call 954-899-7197 4-
Walk to UF. 2nd BR used for storage -
*YOU HAVE CONDO ALL TO YOURSELF
2 pools in complex. $395/mo. Mike 316-1267
2BRs AVAILABLE IN LARGE 4/2 ON FARM
less than 10 mi to UF. Pet friendly. Horse ok.
$275/mo. 1 room avail May, 1 in June. Jen
Master Bedroom in 4BR/3BA house off NW
16th Ave between SFCC & UF. Cox cable &
HS internet, new carpet & ceiling fans, DW,
W/D, & new oven. $430/mo all util incl. 352-
1/1 for female in 3/3 apt. Have own room
& full bath. Share living room & kitchen.
$500/mo Security gate & alarm. Call 262-
Need female student in University Commons
4BR condo. Non-smoker, poolside view,
game room & amenities. $379/mo. Please
call Haydee Clark @ 352-871-8577.
Available Aug. 3-27-5-4
SHARE LUXURY TOWNHOUSE
Mostly furnished. Storage room. Pool view.
$525/mo + 1/2 util. bills 317-340-9007 3-
Male roommate needed to share fumished
house w/young prof. 15 min drive from
campus, close to bus, free washer/dryer, pvt
bdrm w/btrm, pets ok, Ig fenced yd, lots of
trees, pond, wood deck, hottub, $400/mo +
dep (1 mo) + 1/2 utils (Directv, phone, wire-
less, elec) Ken 954-817-8066 4-3-10-4
Roommates wanted to share 4BR/3BA with
pool with UF students. Students only. No
smoking No pets. Close walk to UF. $375/mo
each room plus 1/4 utilities. Lease. Avail May
6. 262-2710/514-4570 4-3-10-4
ENJOY A ROMANTIC OLD HOUSE
Near library downtown. $285-$360/rm + utils.
Free internet access. Short term. No pets.
No smoking. 378-1304 4-3-10-4
Roommates 4/4 Univ. Terr apt. $400/mo.
(everything included!) W/D, 2 freq. UF bus
routes (12 & 35) a 15-second walk from
the front door! Please call 352-870-7393
Room for rent $450/mo
Near SFCC & Oaks Mall & 1-75. All utilities in-
cluded. 786-325-7941 or 258-0277 4-4-10-4
ROOM! Huge Home 1.5 Miles to UF
65" HD TV, Pool Table, Nice Yard
Big Room 13'x12' !!!Furnished!!!
NW 16 & 22 Easy access to SFCC
$450/Month 1/4 Util. 561-756-5368 3-29-
2-3 ROOMMATES NEEDED
4/2 cute house. Live with UF students. Pet
friendly, 5 miles from UF. On bus route. $525/
mo all included, available May. 321-230-
16, ALLIGATOR MONDAY, MARCH-26, 2007
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.coni 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, -ig
BR, ample parking, first floor, on bus route.
$105,000. 352-362-6410 3-30-60-5
Would You Like to Live Near UF?
Stop Renting, BUY NOW!
FREE List of Condos 24/7
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Stop Renting, BUY NOW!
FREE List of Houses 24/7
Campus Realty 336-3900 4-6-56-5
houses, condos, land & any other real estate.
Can close in 3 days, all cash. 727-560-6081
NEED FEMALE ROOMMATE
to share 2BR/1BA apt for summer months
May July. $335 a month plus half of electric/
cable bill. Call Michelle at 727-236-0042 3-
ROOMS + SMALL APT
$85/$90 per/wk full cable/+ TV. Wash/MC.
Call 8-5 M-Fri 372-5554. Ask about renting
rooms. At night 7:00-11:00 Call 376-0384
FEMALE ROOMMATE NEEDED
in condo 1 mile from UF, $435/MO includes
cable, internet, utilities, pool + more, beauti-
fully renovated and on bus route. 262-2871
Sell your house, condo, acreage, mobile
home and much more in the ALLIGATOR
CLASSIFIEDS! Reach over 24,000 possible
buyers! Mastercard and Visa accepted over
the phone. Please Call 373-Find
PRE-CONSTRUCTION, NEW, & EXISTING
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/
servconstruction15.cfm or Call Coldwell
Banker, MM Parrish, Realtor 352.372.5375.
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0 down, 0 closing costs with your
A new home. GUARANTEED
LfXANDi APPROVAL! Good, Bad or No
i ., TW.. Iir'I I credit OK! Call Tom for details
BRAND NEW CONSTRUCTION 3-27-5-5
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
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
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 OWNER/AGENT
WHY RENT WHEN YOU CAN OWN 2
BED 2 BATH CONDO WOOD FLOORS,
PRIVATE DECK NEWER APPLIANCES
$139,500 OWNER/AGENT 352-262-7462
Beautiful 1BR/1.5BA loft/condo.
Totally remodeled.-SW section/Tower Rd.
For sale by owner. Call for details. 339-4600
CAMPUS VIEW CONDO
13th & Archer 3BR/3BA, util rm, LR, DR,
Kit w/breakfast counter, balcony. New const.
$310,000. PH 813-205-0220 4-4-10-5
For Sale By Owner Hailey Garden Condo.
2/2.5, living, dining, kitchen, front &
back porches, W/D, 1.5 years old. HOA.
Immaculate cond. Avail 06/01/07. $179,000.-
Appt only. 386-426-1340 or 386-212-2422
HENICS HEIGHTS CONDOS
S1 & 2 BR units a short bike or bus ride to the
University. Starting at 89,900 with possible
developer down payment assistance or 1st
year's association fees paid. Tracy Henics of
Cutting Edge Realty Group 352 505 8505 or
352 870 6410 thenics@cuttingedgerealtygro
up.com Or check out cuttingedgerealtygroup
.com for additional listings. 4-19-20-5
PEBBLE CREEK VILLAS
2BR/2BA Condo. Woods view from deck,
walk to shopping & library Millhopper
area. All appliances including W/D.
$163,000. Call 352-375-3248 3-29-5-5
a Real Estate
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. UF Alum... Gooooo Gators! 4-19-60-5
2/2 off Archer between campus & 34th St.
Just $129,900! Fully furnished with washer/
dryer & all appliances. Eric Leightman Action
Realty 352-219-2879 4-25-60-5
C 0 N 1) M IN I U M S
New 2BR/2BA condos. Prices starting
in the $260,000's. Guaranteed Parking.
Completion Spring 2008. Reserve
Yours Today! Call Coldwell Banker, MM
Parrish Realtor 352.372.5375. Great
Financing Opportunities Available. Visit
www.mmparrish.com for information on other
available properties! 3-30-37-5
BUYERS' MARKET, SAVE THOUSANDS
Buy a new condo near UF
FREE list of luxury condos 24/7
Campus Realty 336-3900 4-6-36-5
Newly renovated 2BR/1.5BA end unit condo
desirable Casablanca East. Newer AC,
W/D, scr porch, Tile dnstairs kitchen, hall &
1/2 BA. Comm pool & bus rt on site. Quiet
Snnu hn C dl/nrUF./ $I3 9l9lnn 352O f6Ac OfQ
Brand new 1440 sq ft
RESTAURANT SPACE for sale or lease 3
blocks from UF in beautiful Jackson Square
Condominiums. Call Eric Wild at 870-9453
for info 4-25-33-5
Brand new 1020 square ft
OFFICE SPACE for sale or lease 3 blocks
from UF in beautiful Jackson Square
Condominiums. Large private balcony. Call
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 352 494-4996! 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
SKYLINE MOBILE HOME, 2BR/2BA, 14x66.
New app, -tile, vinyl, roof and paint. Pet &
smoke free. Seller moves for free. Like new
must see to believe. (1989) $15,000. 352-
3/2 condo w/W/D, excellent condition. New
ceramic tile, carpet, paint and more. End unit
near pool. Tower Rd. on bus rte. $122,900.
Call 352-262-1135 4-25-26-5
2/2.5 Lofts Oasis Condo. $235,000. BRING
ALL OFFERS. Call Campus Realty 352-318-
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12-3 919 NW 125 Dr. Villas of West End
2/2 new carpet/tile, across from pool, clean,
empty, HOA includes insurance, $164,900.
Call 386-689-0508 4-13-15-4
2 BD/2 BA St. Charles Condo Comer Unit 3
biks from UF; 5 blks from Swamp. $30,000
below appraisal. 1 1/2 year new condo fully
loaded with ceramic tile, granite countertops,
full kitchen, W/D, sec. system and more.
Reserved covered parking space. $279,900.
(904) 315-9144. 4-6-10-5
One Bedroom One Bath Condo
NW $106,500. 352-213-3943 3-30-5-5
5/3 SW HOME
Walk to UF & Shands. Own or rent. Campus
Realty. Call Ryan 352-562-9090 3-30-5-5
3/2 UPSCALE NW CONDO
Close to everything. $334,900. Campus
Realty. Call Ryan 352-562-9090 or Kenny
1 ACRE LOT WITH 4/2 HOME in SW
Great location to build condo/apts. Campus
Realty. Call Ryan 352-562-9090 or Kenny
3/2 CYPRESS POINTE CONDO
Ready to move in. Own or rent. Call Ryan
from Campus Realty 352-562-9090 3-30-
2/1 SW CONDO
$84,900. Call Ryan 352-562-9090. Campus
5/2 SW HOME
2000+ sq ft. Only $229k. Call Ryan 352-562-
9090. Own or rent. Campus Realty 3-30-5-5
BEAUTIFUL 2BR/2BA CONDO
SW/Tower Rd w/bonus room, vaulted ceil-
ings, W/D & many upgrades. For sale by
owner. Must sell! $129,000/OBO 352-284-
2BR SUMMIT HOUSE CONDO
newly renovated in neutral colors. 2 blocks
to Shands. Available for end of June closing.
Owner is Agent. $139,900, 904-476-6344
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
Available from Commercial News Providers"
0l Furnishings 1 l Furnishings
BEDROOM SET. 7pc Cherry, Queen/ king
bed, dresser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, chests
avail. Dovetail const. New, in boxes. Can de-
liver. Retail $6500, must sell, sacrifice $1400
(352) 372-7490 4-25-72-6
SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather.
Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail
$2650. Sacrifice $750. Call 352-377-9846
DINING ROOM Beautiful cherry set w/table,
6 Chippendale chairs, hutch & buffet. New,
still in boxes. Retail $5200, sacrifice $1100.
Must sell. Can deliver. 352-372-8588 4-25-
FUTON Solid oak mission-style frame w/
mattress. New, in box. $140 332-9899
DINETTE SET 5pc $85 Brand new in box.
Never used. 352-377-9846 4-25-72-6
"BEDS -ALL BRAND NEW"
"Full $80 Queen $100 King $170"*
Orthopedic pillow-top sets. Brand name
matching sets not used or refurbished. Still
in plastic, direct from factory! 352-333-7516.
BED- QUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mat-
tress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand
new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver.
Bed- All New King! 3pc Orthopedic pillowtop
mattress set. Brand NEW, still in plastic with
warranty. Can deliver. $170 352-333-7516.
BEDROOM SET- $300 BRAND NEW
Still in boxes 6 pieces include: Headboard,
2 Nightstands, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must
sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 4-25-72-6
FUTON $60 Solid Oak Mission Style. With
plush mattress $140. All brand NEW still in
box. Can deliver. 352-333-7516 4-25-72-6
Pool Table Gorgeous 8" All wood table.
Leather pockets, Italian 1" slate, carved legs.
Brand new still in crate. MUST SELL Retail
$5500. Sell $950. Can deliver 352-377-9846
Hot Tub/Spa $1295 Brand New Loaded!
Waterfall, LED lights, cupholders, 110-v
energy efficient with warranty. Free delivery,
MUST SELL 352-372-8588 4-25-72-6
Bed-FULL size pillowtop mattress & box.
New, in plastic, warr. Can del. $80 317-4031
Sofa $185 Brand new! Love seat $150 still in
pkg. Can del 352-333-7516
BEDS FURNITURE FUTONS
LOW PRICES & LARGE SELECTION
Dumas Discount 371-4422 1201 E. Univ. Av.
New Used Buy Sell 4-25-72-6
BED SETS CLOSEOUTS
Sealed in plastic Twin sets $89.-Full sets
$129. Queen sets $149. King sets $189. 352-
376-0953 or 352-378-6005 4-25-72-6
MEMORY FOAM- Same as Temperpedic
Save 50% & more. Other closeouts. Twin
sets $89. Full sets $129. Queen sets $149.
King sets $189. Student discounts apply.
4370 SW 20th Ave. 376-0953 We Deliver!
*Beds *Full mattress & boxspring sets $49
Queen sets $89 *Single sets$39 *King
sets $99 *from estate sale. 376-0939/378-
6005 Call-A-Mattress 4370 SW 20th Ave.
BEDS FUTONS FURNITURE
Quality furniture at reasonable prices.
Morrells Furniture Outlet,
140 NW 6th St. 352-378-3400
Shop ONLINE at www.morrellsfurniture.com
*Color TV 19" $40 window AC 7500 BTU
$60 nice sofa $75 0 queen bed $60 0
full bed $50 0 Aiwa stereo w/CD $60 0 old
magazines Aero Digest 1945-53 over 50 $95
CASH PAID For Laptops
Power Supplies & Drives.
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leading provider of comprehensive environmental services
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able to relocate, if necessary, within northern Florida. Travel
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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)
Bike for sale
Specialized Allez Sport Triple
Great condition. Asking price $350 OBO. Call
352-870-4574 for more info. 3-28-3-9
al For Sale
Private, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF.
Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-538-
2181. Can leave mssg. 4-25-72-10
Books by Bob Brackin
Visit my website
UF SURPLUS EQUIPMENTAUCTIONS
bikes; computers, printers, vehicles and
more. All individuals interested ist bidding
go to: http://fa.ufl.edu/am/surplus/online/
Engagement ring for sale
Sct. 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-
www.tunetongs.com for New noise-cancel-
ing stereo headphones. Buy now, receive
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PLAZA JEWELERS 352-307-3846 Call now!
Below-Wholesale Diamonds Cost + 20%!!!
1.01ct, round brilliant cut, G-S12
Retail $7200, PJ price $4450
EGL Certs. Guaranteed. 2,000 Diamonds
Complete set of Golf Clubs
with covers, pull cart and Gator bag. All for
$100. Call Ron for more info. 352-332-5757
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** SCOOTERS **
RPM MOTORCYCLES INC
SALES, SERVICE, PARTS
Many Brands Available 518 SE 2nd St.
Scooters from $899. Largest selection from
KYMCO, Daelim, Hyosung, Adly, Go-Ped,
Schwin, others. 2 yr warrantees.
3550 SW 34th St 338-8450 solanocycle.com
*****New Scooters 4 Less*****
Providing excellent service and
new scooters at great prices!
1901 NW 67th Place, 336-1271
NEW website www.NS4L.com
We have moved to a temp. location as we
await the completion of our new state of the
art facility. We still have new scooters start-
ing at $1199. lyr Warranties. We also service
ALL brands of scooters. Pickup Available.
Low Labor Rates. Free estimates. 376-6275
New Scooters 4 Less has LOW rates and
services on any scooter. Pickup/drop off
avail. $19.99 oil change and tune ups.
Call us! 336-1271 4-25-72-11
534 SW4th Ave. Largest Selection of-
E-bikes, Scooters, Accessories and More!!
Best Prices and Customer Servicel!
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 Buy A Used Scooter
All on one site! Check the website or call
336-1271 for more infol 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.
HONDA SHADOW CLASSIC '86
V-Twin VT1100 Excellent Condition
Runs great, 21K,$2950/OBO
Joel 352-336-0075 3-26-5-11
CASH PAID for MOTORCYCLES
Running or not, Newer or Older (no junk pls)
I will p.jk up. Call TODAY 352-441-0442
Please leave a message. 4-25-26-11
2007 Harley XL1200C Sportster
1500 miles. Pacific Blue Pearl. Asking
$9200. Mint. Save Over $2000. Call 386-
SCOOTER SUZUKI SEPIA
Well maintained, ask for details. Runs like a
champ. $550. 352-262-2439 3-27-5-11
For sa 2004 YAMAHA R6
Blue. The bike has never been dropped. With
8000 miles. The bike has full micron system
with V-stacks, slide stops. Price $5300
*FAST CASH PAID FOR ANY CAROL
*Running or not!*
*NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS
*Over 10 yr svc to UF students
*Call Don @ 215-7987 4-25-72-12
CARS -CARS BuyOSellOTrade
Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes
Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars
3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com
CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150
OVER 50 IMPORTS UNDER $10,000
SELECT MOTOR CAR
THE YELLOW BUILDING
2715 N MAIN 377-1616
$500! POLICE IMPOUNDS!
HONDAS, CHEVYS, TOYOTAS, ETC.
For listings 800-366-9813 ext 4622
Sunrise Auto Sales
3630 N Main St.
Buy Here, Pay Here 4-25-72-12
Sunrise Auto Sales
3630 N. Main St.
No credit check
Bring W-2s and Drive home today. 4-25-
Sunrise Auto Sales
$2000 off all financed vehicles
Wide selection of vehicles 4-25-72-12
Sun City Auto Sales
2306 NE Waldo Rd
Buy Here, Pay Here
No credit check 4-25-72-12
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 morel
$0 Down, 36 Months @ 8.5% apr.
For listings call 800-366-9813 ext 9765
POWER WINDOWS DON'T WORK?
On site available. Call Steve 352-226-1973
2003 MITSUBISHI GALLANT
64K miles. Asking $8100. Call 786-208-0902
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 $$$. Get my offer
before you sell! Call Jim 376-8090 or 222-.
Buying jewelry, gold, diamonds etc.
Top dollar paid. 727-560-6081
On going volunteer needed: Blind lady needs
trans Sundays only to Mass @ Queen of
Peace Catholic, Church or St. Augustine
Catholic Church. For more info. call 219-
6948 I live in the Tower Rd. area 4-6-72-13
ASSISTANCE FOR BLIND LADY living in
the Tower Rd area. Need volunteer compan-
ions for EVENING WALKS and SATURDAY
MORNING TRIPS TO ANGEL GARDENS.
Prefer females. Please call 352-219-6948
$$ WANTED TO BUY $$
1990 First in SEC Football ring &
older jerseys, rings, watches, e-mail =
TWORINGS4UF@aol.com or 904-415-3294
$ FOR BOOKS $
New, used, paperback & hardcover. I will
pick them up get them out of your way &
pay you for your books! Call 352-258-8627
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firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls. EOE.
the independent florida
ADVERTISING OFFICE MANAGER
Enthusiastic, positive attitude, detail ori-
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cedural training with a constantly changing
student sales staff. Working knowledge of
Microsoft Access, Word and Excel. Modest
salary; good benefits, and excellent working
environment. With resume, send cover letter
that must include salary requirements for you
to be considered for an interview.
Send to: General Manager,
The Independent Florida Alligator
POB 14257, Gainesville, FL 32604
Or e-mail to: email@example.com
No phone calls please. EOE
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between 9-4 M-F. 4-25-72-14
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Needed for evaluations of
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Flexible Hours, Training Provided
Call 1-800-585-9024 ext 6254
$12 15/Hour DRIVERS
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Or at any of the 6 locations. 4-25-72-14
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bers. Now hiring Assistant Managers and
future GMs. $8.35-$9.40/hr for Managers
in training. GMs $40k+. Send resumes
to Freddie@gatordominos.com or call
Ann at 352-318-9650. Leam more at
GREAT PAY FOR THOSE WHO STAY! Park
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needed for GSA rec and camp youth teams.
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comp. For info:
firstname.lastname@example.org or 379-5979
Leasing Consultant, PT
Sales & customer service exp.
220 N. Main; 352-375-2152 X301 x301
Bureau of Economic and
Business Research at
Warrington College of
Survey Research Center
Hiring Students and Non Students
Hourly Rate ($7.50 $8.00)
Flexible scheduling -
Great Resume Builder
Speaker Positions Available
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W Help Wanted ]
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time professional sales positions in local
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& avail schedule to 352-376-6269 or e-mail
Attn Smokers! Earn at least $7/hr Smokers
needed to participate in a study on decision-
making & smoking. If interested, come to
Rm 81 in the UF Psychology Bldg, call 392-
0601 x297, visit www.psych.ufl.edu/l-ocey/
smokers.mht for more info. 4-25-70-14
Tired of sitting around with out it? Sit here &
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students to raise funds. Earn up to $8.00/hr
with a FLEXIBLE schedule. Apply at 105
NW 16th St. 4th floor. Academic Classroom
Building 105 or call 392-7754 for more info
Paid survey takers needed in Gainesville.
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400+ Counselor/Instructor Jobs!
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Travel Paid. Top Salary.
Cool Nights & Warm Days!
MONDAY, MARCH 26, 2007 N ALLIGATQR, 19
* l Help Wanted
Room and Board Included
Get Paid to Play!
The Florida Elks Youth
Camp (FEYC) needs male
and Female summer camp
Counselors Ages 18 and up.
FEYC is an overnight camp
located off of Highway 450
in Umatilla, FL
The camp runs
June 4 July 22. Please
Contact Krys Ragland
at 800-523-1673 ext 251
or 352-669-9443 ext 251
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simple ads online. www.DataAdEntry.com
For adult entertainment company. Make
$1000+/wk. Flex schedule 378-3312 3-30-
PART TIME CLEANERS
No experience necessary. No weekends.
Flexible daytime hrs. Excellent pay. $10/hr.
Clean vacant apts. Call 378-8252 4-12-
*i Help Wanted
Sears, Oaks Mall
Now hiring sales & stock positions. See store
for inquires. May apply online. AA/EOE. 3-
SUBWAY OAKS MALL
Happy energetic fast reliable honest people.
No hot greasy fries, no grease traps. Call
Camp Counselors Needed at Camp Wekiva
in Wekiva Springs State Park, AApopka, FL.
A Sleepaway, Environmental Camp Boys
- June 16-30 Girls June 30-July 28. Contact
Now hiring COOK & CASHIER PT & FT.
Apply in person 600 NW 75th St. Benefits
include FREE MEALS 3-30-20-14
Rapidly-growing telecom co at 1405 NW
13th St. E5 seeks SALES ASSOCIATES.
High energy and will train. Call Danielle after
1pm at 372-2051. EOE 3-30-20-14
Great pay, flex scheds, sales/svc, will train,
conditions apply, all ages 17+ CALL NOW
Potential earnings $14-$20/hrl Make your
own schedule. Fun environment, great op-
portunity. For info contact Jason 379-3663
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visit our website. www.athomeiam.com 3-
FT/PT + Commission
Fax Resume to:
City of Gainesville Parks/Rec
Dept. is now hiring for seasonal
recreation and aquatics positions
Competitive pay in great work
environment! Apply online today
3 years exp. Call 352-376-4649 3-30-16-14
Opening for outside sales, available now.
Great training provided, great pay, and flex-
ible hours. For information call 352-283-8105
or email @ email@example.com
Now hiring. Drivers. Part time & full time.
5004 NW 34th St. 373-7733. Apply in per-
$7.25 $9.25. You are in charge. You make
the call. Food service or retail exp a must.
Fax resume 384-9911 or apply in person @
any Pizza Hut. 4-25-32-14
LOTS OF NANNIES NEEDED
am's to 12/1; 12pm to ?;
2pm to 6; nights w/newbie;
Resume, pix, schedule to: NOAH'S ARK
NANNY firstname.lastname@example.org 4-2-15-14
HARRY'S SEAFOOD BAR & GRILL
is now hiring experienced LINE COOKS only
@ competitive rates. Please come in for
interview M-F between 2 & 4pm. @ 110 SE
HIRING DRIVERS & PIZZA MAKERS.
Apply @ Five Star Pizza 210 SW2nd Ave.
Donor Scheduling Representative
LifeSouth Community Blood Centers has
part time opportunities for energetic people
to help maintain the community blood supply!
Pay is a base hourly rate plus a competitive
bonus plan. All applicants must be available
to work evening and weekend hours. Apply
at LifeSouth Community Blood Centers,
4039 Newberry Road, or call 224-1740.
Background check required. EOE/DFWP.
PT Catering staff & Delivery Drivers.
Celebrations. Catering is Hiring all shifts -
early morning, lunch & pm shifts. Energetic
fun job loaded with opportunity and variety.
Apply at 904 N. Main St. 3-30-10-14
GatorMoto. Looking for energetic college stu-
dents who want to make commission based
sales. Job openings avail now. Potential to
make up to $15K this spring/summer. Work
your own hours! 376-6275 for more info 4-
Rapidly growing telecom co seeks SALES
ASSOCIATES for outbound telephone sales.
High energy and will train. Call Charles at
376-4803 EOE 4-13-20-14
WEB DEVELOPERS and COMPUTER
CONSULTANTS wanted at the UF Center
for Instructional Technology and Training.
Develop your portfolio! Visit CITT website
for more information. Schedule is flexible;
pay starts at $7.50(consultant) $10.00(de-
4 veloper) per hour. E-mail email@example.com,
online application at http://www.citt.ufl.edu/
HUD PROCESSORS NEEDED
Flexible schedule. Full/Part time. Training
provided. 800-490-5260 4-3-10-14
S ill Help Wanted
You deserve the best and so do we! Come
join our team of the-best caregivers in town.
Gain experience working with the elderly.
Must pass 3 bkgd. cks: PT/FT. $7.75/hr. Call
Growing Real Estate Company look-
ing for web-design intern. Fax resume,
Attn. Jenny at 352-505-0310 or email to
TENNIS STAFF NEEDED
The 31st Annual GATOR TENNIS CAMP is
now hiring good tennis.players for the four
weeks in June. Only quality players with very
positive personalities need apply. Excellent
pay, working approx. 9 hours per day. Camp
is held on UF Campus, in the Ring Tennis
Complex and the Flavet Tennis Courts. If
Interested, please call M. B. Chafin, Camp
Director, at 392-3538 between 10-5 daily, or
in the evenings at 376-8030. If no answer,
please leave name and phone number.
$12.50 Per Hour Starting Proven ad sales
prof. w/a strong ability to close. (Bonuses/
Commission) FT, Permanent. Benefits after
successfully completing probation. Email
resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Part Time Work for Full Time Pay
Need a 2nd Job or Extra Income? We Need
Good Sales Reps! PT Evenings, $7-10
per hr, Pd Wkly, Experience a Plus. Leave
Message 352-377-2573 4-3-10-14
Tutor needed for 2 10-year old boys. English
& math. Only college grad or PhD students
majoring in English, math or engineering
need apply. Start 4/15-Summer. 3-5 visits/
wk. Fax contact info & resume 373-4491
2 evenings per wk. 2 children. Need own
car. Micanopy area (15 min from UF) Email
Child care Provider
Starting May after school pickup. Full time
from June to August. Must be energetic,
great attitude & enjoy children. Required:
nonsmoker, swimmer & outdoor activities-
Please call 317-0625 to discuss details. Job
location near Haile Plantation 4-3-10-14
Wanted for private Wisc boys camp. 6/16
- 8/12, 379-7366, camphighlands.com 4-
For 3 & 5 y.o. to accompany us to family-
owned boys camp in Wisc. 6/16-8/12, 379-
7366, camphighlands.com 4-3-10-14
Greek Community liaison needed, at Ben
& Jerry's Gainesville. ($8-11+/hr) Must be
extremely outgoing, dependable, & eager to
learn. Work will be within & outside of stores.
Email resume & class schedule to pete@gai
WGFLGAINESVILLE [4 1 H
MASTER CONTROL OPERATOR (PT)
weekends & overnight. Operate tech equip-
ment, record program feeds, maintain logs.
Computer skills required. Entry level posi-
tion, will train. Fax 352-371-9353 or email
resume to email@example.com DFWP,
PT FILE CLERK/RECEPTIONIST
For busy doctor's office. Mornings, Mon thru
Fri, 8am to 1pm. Fax resume to 352-377-
CASHIER NEEDED immediate opening
Local grocery/convenience store
Day, evening and weekend shifts
Excellent communication skills
Contact Anil Matura @ 352-278-3105 3-
*y Help Wanted
WANT TO WORK IN ORLANDO?
LIKE THE IDEA OF WORKING WITH
OTHER UNIV. OF FLA GRADS?
GREAT SALARY AND BENEFITS
PACKAGES AVAILABLE....Please email
resume to Access Control Technologies at
firstname.lastname@example.org for interview. 4-3-
Receptionist for busy law firm. Must be or-
ganized, motivated, outgoing, with reliable
transportation. 4-5 hours in AM/M-F $8/hour.
Fax resume 352-379-3926 3-27-5-14
Positions available FT/PT in sales.
Gator Fever Archer Rd.
692-4472 ot 692-5597 3-30-8-14
Imagine Learning Center 371-5450. Taking
applications from reliable, creative individu-
als who enjoyworking with children 4-17-
Looking for someone to
SET UP WEBSITE
for small business. Please call 339-5158
Preschool teacher needed at Jewish Day
School M-F from 2-6. Must have experience
working with children and be available to
work through June 1. Call 376-1508 ext 110
for more info. 3-27-5-14
After school Babysitter Wanted!
Family w/ 2kids (5 & lyr) seeking enthu-
siastic non-smoking Female, educ major
preferred, for 2-3 days/week pick-up &
afternoon care for 5yro. Must own safe car
w/good driving record. Work experience w/
children a must. Start 6/11/07. Please e-mail:
SKY Asian Fusion- Ocala,FL
COMING SOON TO OCALA!!! Exciting new
upscale ASIAN FUSION restaurant seeks
motivated, exp. candidates w/customer ser-
vice mindset for all positions front and back
of house: Fax/email resume to 352-690-0534
or email@example.com 3-27-5-14
IN FOOD RESEARCH LABORATORY .
Chemistry experience required. Instrument-
ation experience helpful. Please email re-
sume to firstname.lastname@example.org 4-3-10-14
Full & part time. No experience needed. We
will train. Apply in person: Pinch-a-Penny
behind Home Depot. 4-4-10-14
BARN HELP EXPERIENCE-NECESSARY
Cleaning stalls & feeding. Some mornings.
Hunter Jumper/Crosscountry Farm 20 min-
utes from UF. Will trade for lessons or board-
ing. Call 359-4149 4-4-10-14
Nanny/Housekeeper wanted to help care
for two young boys. Need reliable trans-
portation, good driving record. Pick up after
school, some evening/weekend babysitting
and light housework, including laundry and
errands. Wanted for full time long term com-
mitment. Excellent pay. Fax resume to #
(352) 375-6652. 3-30-7-14
THE HONEY BAKED HAM CO & CAFE
is now hiring Easter help for front sales &
production. $7/hr starting pay. Apply in per-
son 618 NW 60th St. (Behind McDonalds on
Newberry Rd). Call 331-1253 3-28-5-14
Ocala Jai-Alai is looking for bartenders and
betting clerks. Clerks & bartenders receive
hourly wage + tips & must be outgoing,
friendly & courteous. Please call 591-2345
to schedule interview. Ocala Jai Alai is only
15 minutes away from Gainesville on 1-75
COLD STONE CREAMERY will soon
audition happy, energetic Scoopers for its
Newberry Road and Archer Road stores.
Earn $8.50+ while having fun! Positions be-
gin immediately. Choose either Gainesville
location when you apply on our web site.
Visit ColdStoneCreamery.com, then choose
Best Jobs Ever, then choose Local Store
Job Listings (please include your e.Mrail ad-
dress). Nights and weekends a must. 18+
20, ALLIGATOR N MONDAY, MARCH 26, 2007
Brand new mother run co. looking for
nurturing caregivers with flex scheds for
child care in area homes. Call 331-5233 or
Looking Glass Apartments
Full (/w experience) & Part-time
Call 376-1111 111 NW 16th St.
MOTHER'S HELPER NEEDED
for household chores & child care. $8/hr to
start. 10 hrs/wk. 379-0619, leave message.
for odd jobs & yard work. 10-20 hrs/wk,
flexible work schedule, some experience
required, $10/hr. 379-0619, leave message.
Now hiring friendly faces at Thornebrook
Village store. 4-25-24-14
Needed immediately. Evenings Mon thru Fri.
$7/hr. Must have exp w/horses. Call 352-
ENGLISH/HINDI/GUJ SPEAKING front desk
person needed w/keyboarding & customer
service exp. 25-50 hrs/wk. Weekend w6rk
reo'd. Students welcome. Apply in person
America's Best Value 1900 SW 13th St. 3-
THE RED ONION
Hiring all positions. Apply in person 3885 NW
24th Blvd. in the Uptown Village. No calls.
German family with 3 kids (8,5,3) + 1 dog
seeks a female, non-smoking Au-Pair for
12 months beginning Aug 07 in Hamburg,
GERMANY. Work experience with children
required! Please e-mail: email@example.com
Real Estate INVESTOR SEEKS TRAINEE
No experience needed just desire
to learn 8k-16k monthly potential
CALL NOW 1866-333-7013 or reply
VET EMERGENCY/CRITICAL CARE
HOSPITALS SEEKS FT, PT TECHNICIANS.
Night, weekend shifts. Located in St
Augustine and Daytona area. Please fax
resume to 904-794-5072 or 386-252-0206
Need ASAP-Summer Work and beyond, 30
fast typists (60+wpm) for long term project.
-Start now and must be able to work through
the summer a minimum of 16 hours per
week. Productivity based pay ($7-$13+ per
hour), flexible scheduling M-F 7am-midnight
and limited weekends, downtown location.
Ideal for PT and Students. Email with interest
to firstname.lastname@example.org 3-30-5-14
WE NEED GOOD HELP!!
Call Damieon @ Molly and Friends Cat
Furniture Company 337-1535. Good pay!
Good job for good workers. Light duty manu-
facturing. Some exp helpful.. 3-30-5-14
Towne Parc apartments. Person needed full
time, experience preferred. Call office 352-
Play based preschool is looking for On Site
Director, Teachers & Assistants. $8-$15/hour
+ benefits. Exp or edu required. PT/FT Must
love kids. Call 377-2290 4-6-10-14
NERO'S ITALIAN RESTAURANT
Now hiring exp. servers, counter staff, buser
person, & catering delivery person. Please
apply at 5240 NW 34th St. Across from
YMCA. Call 2-4PM 372-7430 4-20-20-14
IMPORT AUTO REPAIR.BMW, Mercedes,
Porsche, Volvo, VW, Honda, Toyota, Nissan,
Mazda. qualityy craftsmanship, reasonable
prices, near UF, AAA approved 378-7830
HYPNOTIST-Stop smoking. Improve mem-
ory & concentration. Eliminate bad habits.
Past life regression. Learn self-hypnosis.
Low Student Rates. Leonard Umans AAPH,
NGH certified 379-1079. 4-25-72-15
EVERGLADE EQUESTRIAN CENTER
The countryclub for horses & owners.
Customer lounge w/full kitchen & bath. 250'
x 160' riding ring, round pen & jump pad-
dock. Lessons. 30 acres, 40 matted stalls, 19
separate paddocks. 24-hr security, 352-591-
3175 everglade-eqestrian.com 4-25-72-15
Want to be a CNA? Don't want to wait?
Express Training Services can get you certi-
fied under 3 wks! Hands-on.exp, no videos.
Day/eve/wkend avail. Next class 3/12/07.
Class sizes limited. 338-1193 for details.
PERSONAL TRAINING 300
Personal and Group Training
Flexible Scheduling Exclusive Facility
Call for a free workout
All facilities & amenities: quality instruc-
tion. 15 min from UF. Jan at 376-7762.
Greathouse Equestrian Center. 4-25-72-15
Marriage Visas Employment Visas -
Naturalization. Richard Ruth, Esq.
352-335-6748 www.ruthlaw.com 4-25-72-15
AWARDS & PERSONALIZED GIFTS *
Plaques Name Badges Cups 0 Etc.
Best Selection In Town
MATH & PHYSICS TUTOR
First hour FREE. 10 years of experience.
Bilingual. Call Francisco at 352-494-8582
GREAT BANNERS & SIGNS *
Custom Posters Exhibits Awards
Top Quality Fast Service Low Prices
WANT AN "A"
In PUBLIC SPEAKING? On a PAPER?
Expert private tutoring. 352-256-2211 3-
Richard Ruth, Esq.
HORSEBOARDING 1st Class Facility.
Hunter ring wlrubber footing, crosscoun-
try course. Horses fed 3xlday. Prices are
$275-$400/mo. Hunter/Jumper lessons
avail. 20 min from UF. 359-4149 for info.
Search tutors for all UF and Santa Fe cours-
es! Exam reviews, problem solving sessions,
get the help you need! 4-20-20-15
a l Health Services
HIV ANTIBODY TESTING
Alachua County Health Dept. Call
334-7960 for app't (optional $20 fee)
All Women's Health Center
Free Pregnancy Test
UNPLANNED PREGNANCY? Confidential,
compassionate adoption advice. Expenses
paid if needed. Choose life! www.america
nkidzadoption.com FL lic. # 1105-002-000
(727) 823-1537 or toll free (866) 525-3057
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Lose 8-15 pounds in 4 weeks
Gain muscle while you lose fat
Groups forming now. 339-2199
Licensed, PhD. Additions,
Food Issues, Depression, Stress
ABORTION/ABORTION BY PILL (RU-486)
IV Sedation, Student Discount.
Well Woman Care & Birth Control
Bread & Roses Women's Health Center
I21 Personals O
HIV ANTIBODY TESTING
Alachua County Health Dept. Call
334-7960 for app't (optional $20 fee)
FLASHBACKS HAS MOVED
To 509 NW 10th Ave. We now have parking!
We pay cash for clothing. Since 1986 375-
Since 1977. Two blocks from U.F.
SAVE ON RAYBAN/SUNGLASSES
300 SW 4th Ave. 378-4480
If you would like to contribute to building a
home for homeless school children in our
community, please call Ken at 352-339-
Pennies per Mp3. Ipod comparable.
WALDO FARMERS & FLEA MARKET
Every Sat & Sun Hwy 301
15 min from Gainesville 486-2255
Rocky Creek Paintball
In Gainesville Better Prices
Better Fields Better Call 371-2092
2 TIX for NCAA FINAL FOUR
Sec 316, Row 22, Seats 19 & 20. Can't go
will sell $365/each. 352-572-6328 3-27-
Final Four Tickets
23 Yrs. as the Official So. FI. Bus
Depart: Th & Fr 2:00 & 4:30PM/reverse
$45 r/t Mia-FtL/Pomp-WPB-FtP.
ON THE SPOT INTERVIEWS!
Gainesville Regional Airport
3880 NE 39th Ave
Looking for a better opportunity? You've found it with AVIS at
Gainesville Airport. We have full and part time positions offering
competitive pay and great benefits (for full time positions) like:
RENTAL SALES AGENTS
An outgoing and enthusiastic nature is essential as you complete
rental and return transactions, selling standard and extra services,
and checking records and documents. Some computer knowledge
is needed along with a sales and customer service background.
COMPETITIVE BASE WAGE PLUS LUCRATIVE
You will keep our cars rental-ready by washing/ cleaning
them, performing nonmechanical service and checking them
for damage. A valid driver's license is required.
Positions require the ability to work flexible-shifts including
days, nights, weekends and
holidays. Drug screening and a
background check are apart of
our hiring process. EOE M/F/DIV.
and Beaches 5 daily trips.
$40 ONE WAY or $65 ROUND TRIP
RUNWAYS. Travel Better.
www.rnwy.com 800-578-6929 4-25-72-23
UF Jacksonville /Airport
UF Orlando / Airport
$32.00 Each Way No Hidden Costs
Furry, feathery, scaly...no, not your
roommate...pets. Find or advertise your pets
or pet products here in the Pets section of
Boa, Guyana x Columbia 3 ft. Beautiful +
tame. Purple color. $160 incl cage + heat.
352-514-5690. Also: a few young Miani
corns, silver color. 3-28-3-24
for the loca1on nearest you.
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MONDAY, MARCH 26, 2007
MONDAY, MARCH 26, 2007
Humphrey rips 3-point record, net
0 THE SENIOR HIT SEVEN THREES.
By JENNA MARINA
Alligator Staff Writer.
ST. LOUIS Lee Humphrey broke the record and
then broke the net.
Humphrey became UF's career leader for 3-point-
ers Sunday afternoon when he sank one 10 minutes
into the first half during the top-seeded Gators' 85-77
victory against third-seeded Oregon.
One 3-pointer later, the guard caused a 10-minute
delay when he swished a three which caused one of
the netting's loops to snap from the rim.
"That's when I was like, 'He's on fire,'" forward
Corey Brewer said. "It was like in the (video game)
NBA Jam when the nets just catch fire."'
Half of the delay was spent looking for a ladder
to fix the nets, and during halftime, both nets were
switched out with new ones.
"I've never seen anybody in my .
life literally break the nets when he
Men s shoots," senior Chris Richard said.
Men's "Once he hit that shot I think it kind
Basketball of gave us a boost and helped us out
Humphrey's seven 3-pointers
tied a career high, and the guard has now converted
280 shots from behind the arc for his career.
"It's a pretty cool accomplishment," Humphrey
said of his record. "I mean, there's been a lot of great
players at Florida and to hold that record is pretty
Humphrey led the Gators with 23 points during
the hard-fought game.
With the win, UF advances to the Final Four for
the second year in a row and the fourth time in school
Oregon made four more shots than UF (27 to 23),
dished out three more assists (13 to 10), committed
five fewer turnovers (13 to 18) and amassed three
more steals (eight to five).
However, the Gators sank 13 more free throws and
hit three more 3-pointers than the Ducks to seal the Tim asey Alligator Staff
game. Tim Casey / Alligator Staff
"When you're playing the defending national UF guard Lee Humphrey shoots a 3-pointer against Oregon guard Bryce
SEE HOOPS, PAGE 23 Taylor during the Gators' 85-77 victory in the Elite Eight on Sunday.
UF MEN'S BASKETBALL
Machen: Donovan should consider UK
By NICK ZACCARDI
Alligator Staff Writer
ST. LOUIS UF President' Bernie
Machen wants Billy Donovan to talk to
But he's not going to let Donovan get
"He owes it to himself to look at the
Kentucky job if they offer him the job,"
Machen said. "But we're not going to lose
Billy Donovan to anybody. He's the best
coach in America. He's
going to be a Gator for as
long as he coaches."
and Athletics Director
Jeremy Foley have dis-
cussed extending the
coach's contract for the
Donovan past year.
Donovani, in his 11th
season with the Gators, has two years left
on his current agreement which pays $1.7
million per year.
UF's Board of Trustees met Thursday
and Friday and a revamped deal could
result from the talks.
Machen, said he has not heard from
Kentucky requesting to speak with
Donovan said Sunday that he has not
answered his cell phone while in St. Louis.
"Kentucky, if that's who they want,
- they'll make him an incredible offer,"
Machen said. "We have ways of making
our own offers, and we've got the Florida
SEE NOTES, PAGE 23
Billy D would
be foolish to
take 'Cats job
Why in the world?
Why in the world would
Billy Donovan bat an eyelash at
Kentucky's coaching vacancy?
Gator Nation is still tipsy off Lee
Humphrey and buzzed off Taurean
Green and high off a Final Four return.
But St. Louis has buried the story of
Donovan's veiled semantics about the
It doesn't take an instruction man-
ual to decipher his remarks about the
S "All I'm go-
Louis in the Bullpen
ing to say is,
that has nothing
to do with me,"
"It has every-
thing to do with
not in control of
any of their decision-making process.
I cannot control different things that
are out there. It's not my place to say
anything or do anything, because that is
someone else's decision."
Nothing to do with Donovan?
Not in control of the decision-making
Not his place to say anything?
Last week, Tubby Smith left Kentucky
to coach Minnesota. This is grounds for
another column that would debate,
among other things, who would win a
fight between a rabies-infested Gopher
and a spayed Wildcat.
Anyhow, Donovan once served as an
assistant at Kentucky. He speaks of the
place as if Jesus once visited Rupp Arena
and performed the miracle of the corn
breads and fried chickens for a famished
But he has been in Gainesville since
1996. And unless you've been living un-
der Roseanne's chin, you also know he
has orchestrated a bazillion wins during
So the question becomes: Is Donovan
interested or isn't he?
SEE BULLPEN, PAGE 23
SThe women's golf team landed a
second-place finish in a weekend
tournament and the men's tennis
team defeated LSU 4-3. The Santa
Fe baseball team also was in action.
I 2000: The UF men's basketball team
defeats Oklahoma State 77-65 to ad-
vance to the Elite Eight. Mike Miller led
the Gators with 14 points en route to
leading UF to the title game.
M UF outfielder Kim Waleszonia: The
sophomore finished this weekend's
three-game weekend sweep of No. 18
Georgia with seven hits, six RBI and
E UF men's tennis.Dan Cash: The
freshman was humbled 6-1, 6-1
against LSU's James Cluskey this
weekend, and, along with Billy Mulli-
gan lost in doubles 8-3 vs. the Tigers.
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22, ALLIGATOR E MONDAY, MARCH 26, 2007
Gators demolish Bulldogs, stretch win streak to 7
,By KARL WIPPOLITE
The Gators are on a roll.
Rolling so fast they left tread
marks on No. 18 Georgia.
Sunday's 5-1 win completed
a three-game home sweep of the
Bulldogs, extending the UF softball
team's winning streak to seven.
The Gators (27-14, 5-6
Southeastern Conference) started
the series with a 5-2 win Saturday
afternoon. Their bats stayed alive
in the second game as UF throttled
Georgia in a 14-0 rout.
Just one week ago, UF was reel-
ing after a sweep by LSU. The team's
ability to score was questioned and
pitcher Stacey Stevens was coming
off the worst stretch of her season.
Now, the Gators averaging
6.9 runs per game during their
win streak are absolutely giddy.
Stevens has allowed just three hits in
her last two starts and has 17 strike-
outs in her last three starts.
"The midweek games were fun,"
Stevens said. "But everything we
did was in preparation for Georgia
"I always have confidence,
and I go up there knowing I
can get a hit."
UF second baseman
and it's fun taking three games from
"That's something that's never
been done in my four years here
- and I've never beaten them in
the cirde before so it's a great
To Stevens, getting run support
was the key, and she got plenty in
Saturday's blowout. She struck out
four in five innings.
Every starter got a hit and four
players scored at least two runs in
the game. Right fielder Mary Ratliff,
who had never hit a home run be-
fore Thursday, hit two.
UF coach Tim Walton has a sim-
ple explanation for all-the offensive
firepower the Gators unleashed:
"Balls are finally falling for a
couple kids," Walton. said. "And
you are starting to feel a little confi-
dent that really helps. With that
going it really helps to get a base
hit instead of getting out. Even if
you hit the ball hard and get a little
blooper, that little blooper might get
Second baseman Kim Waleszonia
was full of confidence this weekend.
The sophomore led the offensive
charge with seven hits, six runs bat-
ted in and scored five runs.
"It's all about maintaining confi-
dence," Waleszonia said. "I always
have confidence, and I go up there
knowing I can get a hit."
UF comes from behind twice to sweep Auburn series
* THE GATORS ARE TIED FOR FIRST
IN THE SEC.
By MIKE MCCALL
The UF baseball team got some spring
cleaning done during the weekend, sweeping
Auburn to move into a tie for first place in the
The Gators (14-13, 4-2 SEC) earned their
first sweep of an SEC opponent since 2005.
"It's huge for this ballclub," first baseman
Matt LaPorta said. "We talked about it after
Saturday's game that we had to leave this
weekend 4-2 not 3-3 in the SEC."
The Gators' bullpen allowed 16 runs in
last weekend's conference opener versus
Mississippi State, but held the Tigers (18-9, 0-6
SEC) to just six runs in16 innings.
"It was great the way they came in and
competed," LaPorta said. "I love watching
our guys come in from the bullpen and just
shut it down and get this ballclub a win. The
fire they had in their eyes out there was just
After come-from-behind wins Friday and
Saturday, UF completed the sweep with an
easy 10-3 victory Sunday, thanks to two home
runs from LaPorta.
The senior set the tone early with a two-
run blast in the first, and added a solo shot in
the eighth for his fifth-career multi-home run
game. He finished 4 for 4 with four RBI and
On Saturday, the Gators
Trailed 6-5 in the seventh
before an RBI single by
sophomore Cody Neer tied
Freshman Matt den
Dekker then delivered a
LaPorta two-RBI single with the
bases loaded to give the
Gators a lead that they wouldn't relinquish, as
they added four more runs in the inning.
Friday's tilt provided a more. dramatic
finish, where a freshman again delivered the
With two outs in the 10th inning of a 7-7 tie,
freshman Cole Figueroa slapped an RBI single
to give the Gators an 8-7 lead. Sophomore
Patrick Keating then retired the Auburn bat-
ters in order to earn the win.
The Gators are now above .500 and have
moved from the bottom to the top of the
conference. They will host Bethune-Cookman
on Tuesday before traveling to Georgia next
"It's just the second weekend. We can't get
complacent," LaPorta said. "We need to keep
working hard and battling to get better every
day and every weekend."
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Backup QB Waggener breaks foot during practice
By BRYAN JONES
Alligator Staff Writer
Quarterback Bryan Waggener
broke his left foot in practice
Wednesday and will likely be out for
the remainder of spring practice, UF
coach Urban Meyer said Friday.
A junior college transfer,
Waggener was competing with true
freshman Cameron Newton for the
backup job behind Tim Tebow.
"Doggone it, that's a tough deal,"
Meyer said. "A tough deal for us
and even tougher for him, because
he's a competitor, and he was doing
Considering Tebow's reckless
style of play, the Gators need all the
depth they can get at the position.
"The positive is that Cam
Newton now is going to get 64,000
reps," Meyer said. "And he needs
every one of those."
While Waggener was only able
to practice one day, he was already
displaying the poise the coaching
staff was expecting from him, UF
offensive coordinator and quarter-
backs coach Dan Mullen said.
"He did right what we were ex-
"We're a mess right now
UF football coach
pecting (Wednesday)," Mullen said.
"He walked into his first practice
at a college level, stepped into the
huddle, commanded respect, was
able to call the play, knew what was
going on and managed the offense."
Meanwhile, the 6-foot-5, 242-
pound Newton is experiencing
"In high school they're seeing
two, three or four different defenses
in a whole entire game," Mullen
said. "He-saw six different blitzes
in his first six plays out here. He's
speaking a whole new language and
learing'a whole new system at a
much faster speed."
With Waggener's injury, the
Gators will go through' spring
practice with only two scholarship
quarterbacks for the second straight
season. Waggener should be back in
the fall, when touted freshman John
Brantley will join the team.
SECONDARY CONCERNS: Sophomore
comeback Markihe Anderson in-
jured his back Friday, while sopho-
more comeback Jacques Rickerson
has still not fully recovered from
arthroscopic knee surgery he under-
went last month.
Meyer said Anderson's status is
unknown. Anderson and Rickerson
are two of the leading candidates to
replace both starting comers from
last season's squad. The Gators are
also searching for a new free safety
and nickel comer.
"We're a mess right now back
there," Meyer said.
BULLPEN, from page 21
Beginning with the SEC season,
the alligatorSports staff will vote
on the top three UF basketball
performances of the week each
Monday. The No. 1 player will
receive 5 points, No. 2 player 3
points and No. 3 player 1 point. At
the end of the season, the player
with the most combined points
will earn the title of alligatorSports
Player of the Year.
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Richard: UF more determined than ever to succeed
HOOPS, from page 21
champion, you have to come at them and
it's got to be a battle there, and you wish
you could have battled a little more, few
less fouls and everything," Oregon coach
Ernie Kent said.
UF benefited from its size advantage,
grabbing 15 more rebounds than Oregon.
Outside of 6-foot-9 Maarty Leunen,
UF's frontcourt had at least 4 inches on
every Ducks player.
When the All-Regional team was about
to be announced, many of the Gators
pointed at Humphrey, expecting the
sharpshooter to earn MVP.
When point guard Taurean Green's
name was called in-
stead, Humphrey, who
did earn a spot on the
team, pointed at the
junior. Green led the
Gators against Butler
with 17 points and
` i hit another 21 points
Green against Oregon.
The players always
strived for repeat success, but Richard said
getting to Atlanta is harder than it looks.
"I don't think anybody understands
because everyone expected us to do it,"
Richard said. "Last year was great because
it was our first time ever doing it. Now I
think we want it even more because we
have a lot to prove.
"Plus we have a lot of people hoping
we don't do it."
As Brewer approached the free-throw
line with 1.4 seconds left, Donovan walked
Sthe length of the bench, high-fiving and
saying "Final Four" to each individual.
"I'm just so blessed to have done this at
such a young age, to have done this with
these kids," Donovan said.
Porter struggles against Gators after record-breaking Sweet 16
NOTES, from page 21
fans. We want what's best for
Billy, and we think that's the
University of Florida."
As the team cut down the
nets, Gators fans chanted,
"We've got deeper pockets"
That might be what it comes
PORTER GOES COLD: Oregon
guard Tajuan Porter couldn't
live up to his own hype
He scored 10 points and
missed his first fen shots after
torching UNLV for 33 points in
the Sweet 16 with an NCAA re-
gional record eight 3-pointers.
Porter, a 5-foot-6 freshman,
attributed his poor perfor-
mance to too much excitement.
"I was just a little too
hyped," he said.
He committed four turn-
overs, and scored just 4 points,
all on free throws, in the first 39
Porter's impressive show-
ing against UNLV made him
a media darling on Saturday's
It also made Donovan take
"You look at the shots Porter
made against UNLV, they were
the same exact shots he missed
against us," Donovan said.
"He's so fast and quick you're
not going to prevent him from
getting it off."
If not, he would have quelled the ru-
mors with a statement like: "I see palm
trees on my way to work. I am a multi-
millionaire.. My kids mingle with those
of Urban Meyer, whose football team
should rule the college landscape for
years. Oh, and did I mention that I am
the greatest hoops coach to ever place my
royal heels in Gainesville? I could lose 30
games next season and you would still
see my lovable face on commercials for
the Village Jeweler. So basically, Kentucky
smells funkier than Ashley Judd in a ma-
nure wrestling contest. Thanks, but no
Oftentimes the strongest words are
those never said. Instead of denying in-
terest in the Kentucky opening, Donovan
has divulged a public relations statement
that makes his interest obviously appar-
If not, he is using Kentucky as a
bargaining chip. Donovan's seven-year
contract of $1.7 million annually expires
in two years. UF athletics director Jeremy
Foley could have hammered out an ex-
tension by now but hasn't. Now he's in
trouble. Not only would the Wildcats part
with their bluegrass to have Donovan,
but NBA teams continue to be enamored
with UF's coach as well.
Donovan could easily parlay this
attention into a $2-plus million-a-year
extension. His players might disown him
if he does.
"I don't even think that's something
that's crossed his mind," Joakim Noah
said. "If it did then that would be messed
up. I would be disappointed in my coach
because I know he's not like that."
Added Corey Brewer: "I don't think
Florida has anything to worry about.
Why would you leave Florida to go to
Kentucky where nothing is really good
enough unless you win a national cham-
Exactly. Leaving UF for Kentucky
would be like Queen Elizabeth abdicat-
ing her throne in the United Kingdom4o
In Gainesville, Donovan has every-
one's approval, win or lose. In Lexington,
Ky. Donovan has a herd of nutty follow-
ers who would expect him to replicate
UF's title within two years. Yet he is
somehow still intrigued.
If he leaves, you'd have to call him
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