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TUESDAY, MARCH 27, 2007
Lack of diversity in Tigert concerns some
* OUT OF 65 TOP ADMINISTRATORS,
54 ARE WHITE.
By CHAD SMITH
Alligator Staff Writer
To some, UF is an ivory tower in more
ways than one.
UF administrators are trying to bring
more diversity to campus to fight a histori-
cal perception that UF is a "white school." At
the s.ame time, they also acknowledge that
there's not enough diversity in Tigert Hall.
Only -lute men have been UF presidents
since the university's founding in 1904, and
today white people hold a majority of top
UF positions. Out of 65 top administrators,
54 are white.
UF President Bernie Machen said in an
interview that the lack of diversity at UF -
among faculty, administrators and students
- is a problem that he and other university
leaders are looking into.
Machen said he doesn't have any evidence
that white administrators are hired because
UF is reluctant to diversify. The problem, he
said, is institutional, not intentional.
"The diversity of administrators is cer-
tainly no better than.
UF nistthe diversity of the
Administration faculty," Machen
said. "The numbers
sort of speak for themselves."
The "white school"
Nearly 50 years after UF admitted its first
black student, the university is still perceived
around the state as the white school, some UF
At the Board of Trustees' retreat in
February, the board expressed concern about
outsiders' perception of UF as unwelcoming
Though the board took no action
at the retreat, which mainly serves
as a time for discussion, all agreed
the university would need to change.
"We take a lot of hits on that issue," Trustee
SEE DIVERSITY, PAGE 8
Brad Alderman / Alligator
A worker from Ewing Waterproofing and Painting cleans the top-floor windows of the Grif-
fin Academic Research Building at UF. The five-story research building was completed in
By JESSICA DaSILVA
Alligator Staff Writer
The Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity has
been suspended from UF with loss
of its recognition through the end of
the spring 2011 semester, a decision
released from the Dean of Students
Office on Monday states.
The fraternity, also known as Pike,
was found guilty by Gene Zdziarski,
UF's dean of students, of hosting an
unregistered party Feb. 2 and com-
mitting actions "with disregard to
the possible harm of an individual
Pike has 10 days to appeal the
decision. Patrick Duffey, Pike's acting
president, said he plans to do.
The appeal will go to Ainsley
Carry, the assistant vice president for
student affairs, who is the last per-
son the case can go through before it
leaves UF's jurisdiction.
"If the sanction was reasonable,
we wouldn't be complaining," Duffey
said. "If it was something we could
live with, we would set it down."
Duffey said one of Pike's reasons
for appealing is a lack of due process.
With a deliberation that lasted three
hours longer than it was scheduled
to and that included the advising of
Paige Crandall, associate dean of stu-
dents, and Chris Bullins, director of
sorority and fraternity affairs, Duffey
said he doesn't think Pike received a
"I think the best thing you could
compare that to is if any individual
was on trial for a crime, and the jury
left for deliberations, and the judge
and prosecutor followed them into
the prosecution room," Duffey said.
Pike was originally sentenced to
two years' suspension by the Greek
Judicial Board after a seven-hour
meeting that ended in the early morn-
ing hours of March 2.
According to a letter sent to Pike,
Zdziarski modified the punishment
because Pike failed to "accept respon-
sibility for, or to acknowledge the
seriousness of its conduct."
"If the sanction was rea-
sonable, we wouldn't be
Pike acting president
Zdzdiarski also cited Pike's his-
tory of misconduct as a reason for
extending the board's recommended
"There has been a recent pattern
of behavior that is concerning to me,"
Zdziarski said. "The board did a good
job, but it's my job to make sure (the
sentence) fits the level of consistency
for the nature of the behavior that
Pike's problematic history began
with a suspension in 1999 after it was
found guilty of hazing and other of-
fenses that happened at a party.
According to a letter sent to Pike in
1999, the hazing charge included an
incident when pledges were forced to
SEE PIKE, PAGE 9
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include beds, showers,
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for homeless people.
See story, pg. 10.
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The Campus Diplomats host a
forum inviting a panel of speak-
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European Studies Lecture
Dauer Hall, Rm. 215,2 p.m.
The Center for European
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TUESDAY, MARCH 27, 2007 U ALLIGATOR, 3
Mobile vet brings alternative healing to local pets
By MATT HOLLAND
Alligator Contributing Writer
Her office is a four-wheeled pharmacy
in the form of a pickup truck. The Toyota
Tundra, its bed lined with drawers, is like a
mobile tool chest,.complete with a freezer,
acupuncture needles, herbs and a micro-
scope. With these tools, this woman cares
for pets one house at a time.
Dr. Jackie Casanova is one of a few mo-
bile veterinarians in the Gainesville area,
but she operates a little differently than
most. She practices integrated medicine,
which is medicine that mixes modem
Western medicine with holistic Chinese
"Each type of medicine has its advantag-
es," Casanova said. "The more you know
and can draw from that, the better for your
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Dr. Jackie Casanova lets Belly, a border collie mix, smell herbs that will be mixed into
her food. Casanova treats animals in the comfort of their homes.
For Casanova, the idea to become a mo-
bile veterinarian came in two phases.
The first came early in her life. On her
11th birthday, her father gave her James
Herriot's book "All Creatures Great and
Small." Thee book resonated with her, and
after reading it she knew she wanted to be-
come a veterinarian, Casanova said.
The second phase was when her Brittany
spaniel, Dovey, had puppies. She realized
taking all nine of the puppies to the veteri-
narian's office would be a difficult task, so
she contacted Steve Camp, another mobile
veterinarian in Gainesville.
After seeing Camp care for Dovey's
puppies from the comfort of her back
porch, Casanova said she fell in love with
the idea and knew she wanted to become a
mobile veterinarian as well.
While she was studying veterinary
medicine at UF, Casanova met Dr. Shen
Huisheng Xie, who at the time was a doc-
toral student observing the effects of acu-
puncture on horses.
He inspired her to enroll in the Chi
Institute, a school in Reddick that teaches
traditional Chinese veterinary medicine.
Casanova studied under Xie until she
graduated in 2000. Upon graduation, she
outfitted her truck with supplies, and the
rest is history.
By meeting with clients in their homes,
Casanova is able to examine the environ-
ment in which the animals live. She also
discusses the animal's lifestyle with her
clients, looking at factors like the pet's diet
and the amount of exercise it gets.
All of these things allow Casanova to
give more customized and personal care to
her clients' pets.
By using integrated medicine, she has
seen animals she treated make some re-
One case involved a 13-year-old Treeing
Walker Coonhound named Millie.
Millie's owner, Dedee DeLongpre, who is
the director of UF's Office of Sustainability,
called Casanova after hearing about her
from some friends.
At the time, Millie was suffering from a
bowling ball-sized tumor in her belly.
All the veterinarians DeLongpre took
Millie to wanted to surgically remove the
tumor. DeLongpre said she felt it was a bad
idea considering how old Millie was, so she
When Casanova came to visit, she de-
cided that an herbal treatment and acupres-
sure which is the massaging of acupunc-
ture points would be a better approach
for the dog.
"I love that UF is open-minded
enough to see the merits in Chi-
When she returned six weeks later,
Casanova found that the tumor no longer
protruded from Millie's belly. Instead, she
saw the dog running around and barking
"It has been a miracle, and I can't say
enough about the medicine Jackie prac-
tices," DeLongpre said.
Casanova said she considers herself
lucky to have been able to participate in the
UF veterinary program.
"I love that UF is open-minded enough
to see the merits in Chinese medicine,"
Casanova said. "This type of medical care
is the state of the art for all species in mod-
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Students form group to get Asian-American Institute
By ALEX TIEGEN
Alligator Staff Writer
UF's Asian-American community helped
Peter Nguyen, former vice president of the
Asian American Student Union, reconnect
with his Vietnamese heritage. Nguyen's high
school did not have a large Asian-American
population and usually concentrated on tra-
ditional Asian culture when it mentioned the
subject. But when the UF alumnus arrived at
UF in 2001, he found an entire community
of Asian American students to befriend and
But there was still something missing.
Besides the Asian American Student Union
office, students like Nguyen did not have a
large space to meet and call their own.
"What AASU has is a little, small office on
the third floor of the Reitz Union," he said.
Now, Nguyen hopes a new effort to secure
support from the university highest govern-
ing body will give new generations of Asian-
American students a resource he lacked.
In attempt to gather funds for an Asian-
American Institute, students are petitioning
the UF Board of Trustees to approve the use of
state funds for the building.
Members of the Building Dreams
Foundation, a nonprofit student group that
Nguyen advises, created a petition asking
the Board of Trustees to approve the release
of Capital Improvement Trust Fund money
for the creation of the institute. The state col-
lects this money from the universities and
then releases it back to them every few years.
Universities can use the money to build and
improve "nonacademic buildings," such as
The foundation started the petition as part
of an intensified public relations and fundrais-
Alex Lavigne, the foundation's president,
said the group hopes to collect at least 10,000
signatures by the end of the semester.
Lavigne said the institute could be a home-
away-from-home where both modem Asian
American and traditional Asian cultures could
mix. For instance, the institute could contain
articles or exhibits about how refugees fleeing
the Vietnam War came to the United States
and created a new life. It could also contain a
library of books by Asian and Asian-American
authors, a DVD collection and a meeting space
large enough for the different Asian-American
student organizations to meet.
"It's all about finding your own identity
and reinforcing it," he said
Formalized attempts to secure an Asian-
American Institute started in 2003 when
students brought the issue of providing more
resources for Asian Americans up at a Board
of Trustees meeting, according to meeting
"It's all about finding your own
identity and reinforcing it."
Building Dreams Foundation president
The next year, the Dean of Students Office
requested money from the trust fund for a
"multicultural student center" that would
include spaces for Asian-American, black,
Hispanic and American-Indian students,
Mary Kay Schneider, associate dean. of stu-
dents, wrote in an e-mail. The space for Asian-
American students would have been an "insti-
tute," as would the spaces for other minority
groups, she wrote. After much debate, Student
Government did not support the idea for the
center, and as a result, Asian Americans were
not able to receive their institute.
Most of the trust fund money about $7.7
million went toward the Student Health
Service expansion and renovation. The school
received a total of about $13.6 million.
Daniel Blackman, a history junior who ar-
gued against a university-funded institute in
a Facebook group advocating for the building,
said that state or university funds should not
be spent on an institute focusing on a specific
minority. Though he supports the creation of
more classes about Asian-American issues
and issues of other minorities, he thinks mi-
nority institutes perpetuate "self-segregation"
by allowing students to stay cloistered.within
their own cultures.
But some disagree. Taking to the streets of
Gainesville, members of the Building Dreams
Foundation started collecting signatures from
residents of dormitories and local apartment
complexes during the weekend. Lavigne said
the group will not officially count how many
signatures it has gathered until Thursday
The online petition had 51 signatures as of
The foundation started its fundraising
campaign with a benefit concert and trivia
event last November. The group raised about
$2,500. Though Nguyen would prefer that UF
fund the institute, he said he is confident stu-
dents can raise the money themselves. It just
might take longer than desired, he said.
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UF book talk
By JOEY CHINDAMO
Valerie Plame Wilson canceled her April visit to UF
because of legal issues regarding her unreleased book, an.
Accent official said.
The former CIA officer, whose identity
was leaked in a highly publicized debacle
in 2003, was scheduled to speak April 11.
The scandal led to the recent perjury
and obstruction of justice conviction of
Vice President Dick Cheney's former top
aide, I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby.
Accent Chairman Andrew Brown
e said in a phone interview Monday that
Plame before Plame can discuss her book at UF,
she must testify in front of Congress and wait for the CIA to
approve the book.
"She'll visit UF for sure," Brown said. "As soon as she's
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The Associated Press contributed to this report.
SFCC SG candidates work for votes
* THE ELECTIONS FOR PRESIDENT, TREASUR-
ER, JUDICIAL SECRETARY AND SENATE BEGIN.
By KATIE EMMETS
Alligator Contributing Writer
Three of the four parties vying for positions in
SFCC's Student Government have sponsored last-min-
ute events to promote their platforms and encourage
students to vote.
SFCC SG elections begin today and will continue
Wednesday. President, vice president, treasurer, judi-
cial secretary and several senator positions need to be
The Genesis Party kicked off the week with a pool
party featuring free food and a disc jockey on Sunday
at the Crossing at Santa Fe apartments.
On Monday, the United Students Party held a rally
in SFCC's Oak Grove. The party hosted poker games
and presented performers from the Dance Theater of
Santa Fe and "Officer Flossie," a local alternative rock
Today and Wednesday, the One Party will host a
carnival with free pizza, cotton candy and games such
as a dunk tank and a bungee run.
On Wednesday, DJ Red Alert and the Orlando rap
group Pearly Whites will make appearances in support
of the Genesis Party.
Genesis members faced an elections committee
Friday to discuss its previous illegal campaign activi-
ties. The violations include sticker damage to the Davis
Center SFCC campus in Starke, campaigning in off-lim-
it areas, defacing another party's campaign chalk and
using off-limits computers to do campaign work.
"We are one team if one person messes up, we
have to take the punishment together," said Genesis
judicial secretary candidate Averial McKenzie.
The committee agreed that the party's event sched-
uled for Tuesday will be canceled as a punishment for
Sthe violations. Although they did not place the stickers
on the wall themselves, party members were told by the
committee to clean the damage to the school.
"Our goal was to stand out from everyone
Gensis Party's vice presidential candidate
"We have made some judgment errors and broken
rules without knowledge. I feel like (the cancellation of
the event) was wrong, but I still respect the elections
committee for it," said Kenny Etienne, the Genesis
party's presidential candidate.
The elections committee is still deciding whether to
post a list of violations at the voting tables for the vot-
ers to see.
"Our goal was to stand out from everyone else,"
said Alina Gershonov, Gensis' vice presidential candi-
date. "We want the student body to know who we are
because if they don't know, how are we going to help
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6, ALLIGATOR E TUESDAY, MARCH 27, 2007
Pi Kappa Alpha
S surprise, surprise. Pike's done it again.
The Dean of Students Office suspended Pi Kappa
Alpha Fraternity for four years, until fall 2011.
This is the same fraternity that in 1999 hazed pledges by
forcing them to strip down to their jockstraps. To add insult
to injury, members threw ice water, sand and garbage at the
pledges for hours. Pledges were forced to eat unidentified
food after which several became ill. After these incidents,
the fraternity was suspended through summer 2002.
But it didn't take the fraternity long to screw it up. In fall
2002, Pike was put on probation for hazing. And in fall 2004,
the fraternity was suspended for alcohol- and hazing-related
incidents. In fall 2006, the fraternity failed to register a party
held at its house. After that party, three underage girls came
forward, suspecting they had been drugged. The investiga-
tions on those claims are at a standstill.
The majority of the Greek community are fine, upstand-
ing citizens who volunteer, fundraise and represent their or-
ganizations with class. So why is it that Pike is plagued with
so many problems?
At first we thought a four-year suspension for failing
to register a party atwhich alcohol was served was a little
harsh. This is a college town, and it was game day. Aparty is
almost expected. But when we look at the whole picture, it's
obvious that Pike's got bigger problems.
So maybe the fraternity should be suspended for four
years. In four years, most current members will graduate.
The fraternity can have a fresh start and join the rest of the
Greek community as a model for service and leadership.
And guys, next time you want to have a party and serve
alcohol, just remember to register it. A lot of these problems
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Bush deserves honorary
U usually, I have nothing good to-say about the Bush
family. But in a completely unexpected turn, I
applaud the UF Alumni Association's Board of
Directors' decision to give former Gov. Jeb Bush honorary
alumnus status despite the UF Faculty Senate's vote to not
award him an honorary degree.
The Faculty Senate's decision was an effort to make a Anuradha Pandey
"statement," as UF President Bernie Machen put it Friday. email@example.com
The Senate's denial, by a 38-28 vote, was also called "un-
precedented" by Machen. Despite my feelings about Bush, things tough for Ben
the senators would have better served UF by putting aside the Republican-contrc
their personal feelings about his educational policies and "Academic Enhancer
granting him the degree. threat from Gov. Char
Some people criticize certain decisions Bush made. He But if Republican
pushed for more public medical schools which would alienated by Bernie's
dilute funds for UF's medical school. Denying Bush a tuition hike passed.
degre for this is sheer selfishness on the Faculty Senate's We need the "Acac
part. approved by the state
Yes, UF has the strongest medical program in the state, ulty and advisers, and
but does that mean it should prevent other universities a top-10 public univer
from building similar ones? Advances in health care are I, for one, have hi
for the betterment of humanity, so it shouldn't matter the Academic Advisi
where innovations and improvements come from. only to be pushed
The other reason is more debatable. Some argue that minutes because that'
his "One Florida" initiative to end race-based admissions student.
in state universities caused black enrollment to drop. But It seems to be a ras
the effects of Bush ending race-based admissions are not a Senate to deny Bush tl
strong enough reason to deny him the degree. one an honorary degree
Many other more controversial figures have ties to the like the resolutions
university. Stephen C. O'Connell, for instance, rejected Student Senate passes
black student pleas to integrate the university and to build appreciation, all UF h
an Institute of Black Culture in 1971. But I still can't beli
George A. Smathers, after whom our library system Anuradha Pandey is
is named, signed the "Southern Manifesto" in 1956, on Tuesdays.
condemning the U.S. Supreme
Court's decision to desegregate
public school systems. Yet we have
buildings named after these men.
The least we can do is award the
younger Bush an honorary degree.
The statement the Faculty
Senate made could hurt UF.
Defeating this measure may make
nie. Lest we forget, he is lobbying
Rolled Florida Legislature to pass his
lent Program" in the face of a veto
supporters in the Legislature feel
university, he can't expect to get his
lemic Enhancement Program" to be
Legislature. We would get more fac-
i Bemie's obsession with making UF
sity would become a reality.
ad enough of waiting for hours in
ng Center with an appointment
out of the adviser's office after 15
s how much time is allotted to each
h decision on the part of the Faculty
he degree. After all, awarding some-
ee is a symbolic gesture you know,
our beloved Student Government
. But by denying Bush this token of
as done is attract negative attention.
eve I defended a Bush.
a history junior. Her column appears
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Letters to the Editor
Low self-esteem can be good
I recently read on the UF Web
site about the mental benefits
of cosmetic surgery. I found the
researcher's conclusions funda-
mentally flawed and destructive.
She bases the positive effects
on the erroneous notion that
increased self-esteem is always
good. This is a 21st-century, ego-
centric way of thinking. Today's
world, with everything about
personal gratification, is disrup-
tive to personal growth and true
Most of the world's greatest
achievements were created by in-
dividuals with poor self-esteem,
which motivated them to work
harder and strive further.
If Thomas Edison had gotten
breast implants, improved his
self-image and spent more time
on his sexuality, then we might be
having this discussion by candle-
Then there's the pain and
suffering that cosmetic surgery
causes other young girls who
don't have the money or desire for
this self-mutilation. Being more
understanding of this egocentric
behavior is only encouraging this
movement. The researcher should
think about the ramifications of
Confidence boost a good thing
Patrick Barrett's critique of
Cynthia Figueroa-Haas' study
on breast implants reads aw-
fully similar to early criticisms
of behaviorism. Despite what
Disney movies have told you, in
the real world, appearance does
matter. Would the results bother
him so much if the survey were
conducted on people who did not
like their haircut so they went and
got a new one and subsequently
felt more attractive? Just because
the conclusions of this study are
not politically correct does not
make them invalid.
Hiring based on race is racist
The Alligator editorial board's
position of needing to hire more
minority faculty is outright bi-
ased. There is not a single student
on this Florida campus who has
not had a minority teacher or
teacher's assistant during the du-
ration of his or her time at UF.
UF needs to concentrate on the
quality of teachers and not worry
about the color of their skin. If
we were to base the hiring pro-
cess on skin color, wouldn't that
be discrimination in itself? The
only efficient way to hire faculty
is based on merit and ability, not
Susanna C. Sovran
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8, ALLIGATOR U TUESDAY, MARCH 27, 2007
Most of UF's top officials are white I
DIVERSITY, from page 1
Al Warrington said. "Somehow we're going
to have to do something about it."
Student Body President John Boyles told
the board that black students tell him that UF
is considered the white school in the black
Machen said that some black students
have told him they were steered away from
"Many of them came here against the
recommendation of their counselor and their-
friends," Machen said, "and that is a percep-
tion that is new to me, that in the state of
Florida that we're known as what did John
(Boyles) say? the white school."
Courtney Cunningham, one of two black
trustees, said the low number of blacks on
campus hampers UF's ability to woo top
faculty and administrators.
"They need to be able to look around and
see other people who look like them that have
had a good deal of success," Cunningham
From the top down
The board is made up of two Hispanic
men, two black men and nine white men
and women. Other than the Student Body
president and the Faculty Senate chairper-
son, the members of the board are selected
by the Board of Governors, the body that
oversees Florida's 11 public universities, or
While four of the 13 members of the
board are minorities, the administration that
handles day-to-day operations on campus
isn't as diverse.
Machen and UF's three senior vice presi-
dents are white, and a majority of those who
report directly to them are white.
Using the organizational chart on UF's
Web site, the seven deans and directors
who report to the Senior Vice President for
Agriculture and Natural Resources Jimmy
Cheek are all white. The heads of centers,
departments and the Institute of Food and
Agricultural Sciences' extension offices un-
der Cheek weren't included in this count.
The leaders of UF's Health Science Center
are also all white. The 14 deans, directors and
vice presidents under Senior Vice President for
Health Affairs Doug Barrett are also all white.
There is more diversity on'the traditional
academics side, under the watch of Provost
Janie Fouke, who also has the title of senior
vice president for academic affairs.
There are 20 deans, associate or assistant
provosts, directors, or other leaders directly
under Fouke, and 14 are white, five are black
and one is Indian.
The university announced recently the
names of three people who will join the UF
administration in the coming months, two of
whom are black.
Daniel Wubah will take over the newly
created position of associate provost for un-
dergraduate affairs. The second hire, Henry
Frierson, will take over as dean of UF's
The College of Medicine continued Health
Sciences' all-white trend by picking Bruce
Kone as dean.
Frierson, currently the director of the
Research Education Support Program at the
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill,
said he felt welcome when he visited UE
He said that while UF's lack of minority
administrators is a problem, it is common.
"What you're seeing at the University of
Florida is not unusual at most of the major
research universities," said Frierson, who has
worked at UNC for 33 years,
The perception of UF as a white school,
he said, is also common at other Southern
"Just because they're integrated now, that
doesn't mean that those feelings have auto-
matically left," he said.
Searching for diversity in the South
Apart of the problem, Machen said, is that
the candidate pools aren't diverse enough,
and as a result those hired aren't as diverse.
"I think we probably haven't done a good
enough job of looking," he said.
Debra Walker King, associate vice presi-
dent of faculty development, said she's been
working with colleges on opening their
searches to more diverse candidates.
'Kin said WLubah, the recently hired asso-
ciate provost for undergraduate affairs, was
hired from a diverse pool of candidates.
But the goal, she said, is to bring the best
faculty, regardless of race or ethnicity.
King, a tenured faculty member of the
English department, said the thought that
forcing diversification deludes the pool's
quality is ludicrous.
unao smlun/ Alligator
Debra Walker King, an associate provost at UF, poses next to a photograph of former
UF presidents in Tigert Hall on Monday. King and others say there aren't enough
minorities in the administration.
"Lowering your standards is exactly the
opposite of diversifying," she said.
Several officials have pointed to the city of
Gainesville as a source of the perception UF
Machen said that some minority academ-
ics who spent time at UF have told him they
felt uncomfortable at UE.
"Several faculty at other institutions who
either trained here or worked here ... told me
they didn't like their experience," Machen
said, "not so much their academic experience
but their non-academic experience."
At the trustee retreat, board Chairman
Manny Fernandez said that Gainesville
puts UF at a disadvantage in recruiting. The
university is "handicapped significantly by
the location that we are in," Fernandez said.
Triutee UCmuil ighlam agreed, saying, "For af-
fluent African Americans, I don't see there's a
great deal to bring them to North-Florida."
The faces at Harvard
Bernard Oliver, an English professor and
director of a UF program that visits urban
high schools to tell students about UF, sees
firsthand the imbalance between races on
Oliver, who has served on several search
committees, said that a minority candi-
date once asked him, "'Are you the only
African-American faculty member here?'"
"'I've been here for two days, and I haven't
Visiting high schools, he has also heard
that some students think UF isn't open to
He recalled one student saying, "'Wow,
I didn't know I could come to Florida. I
thought it was a white university.'"
King likened UF to Harvard University.
Before Drew Gilpin Faust was named as
Harvard's first female president, she said, the
pictures of the past presidents told the same
story as they do in Tigert Hall: only white
men can be president here.
To minorities, she said, "That says you
will never be this."
"If we want students to look differently
at this university, we have to show a different
picture," King said.
But UF can't expect results immediately,
"Change in culture takes time, and change
in understanding also does," King said. "But
in many ways, time isn't on our side."
UF Administration Organization Chart
Numbers include recently hired administrators
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TUESDAY, MARCH 27, 2007 E ALLIGATOR, 9
Ceremony honors female leaders
* SIX AWARDS WERE
By MADISON CHEATWOOD
Alligator Contributing Writer
Ten years ago it was cel-
ebrated with punch and cookies
in the Reitz Union. Monday it
was celebrated with a swordfish
ice sculpture, smoked pastrami
salmon with toasted pretzel
crositini, and chardonnay at the
The Women's History Month
awards reception, organized by
UF and city officials, has come a
long way since its start.
About 170 guests attended
the invitation-only event to hon-
or female students, faculty and
local residents who have shown
excellence in leadership.
UF President Bemie Machen,
who gave the opening speech at
the reception, said that 60 years
ago, the university didn't admit
This year's award ceremony,
he said, was a 60-year anniver-
sary in addition to a 10-year
At the event, six awards were
Under white tents and cear
skies, the winners and finalists
dined on the president's pool
Winners included Dotty
Faibisy, Carrie Johnson Parker-
Warren, Lin Cassidy, Jaquelyn
Liss Resnick, Sarah Anassori
and Adelle Fontanet.
Fontanet, an anthropol-
Charles Roop / Alligator
Dotty Faibisy speaks to the crowd at the 10th annual Women's History Month Awards Recep-
tion at the UF President's Home. She was presented the Elizabeth Cady Stanton Award.
ogy senior, was a finalist for the
Phyllis M. Meek, Spirit of Susan
SB. Anthony award and also
won the Women's Leadership
Council's Woman Leader of the
In an interview after the
event, Fontanet said she was
surprised and excited.
Just looking at the diver-
sity of the women who received
awards, Fontanet said, showed
her how much of an impact
women can have in all areas.
Cassidy, ,who won the
Madelyn Lockhart Dissertation
Fellowship award, said learning
about the projects and achieve-
ments of the other finalists in her
category was overwhelming.
The murmurs and nods of
approval from the audience
when the titles of some finalists'
dissertations were read signaled
that they were also impressed.
This year, the reception was a
joint venture by several UF and
The president's office, the
Association for Academic
Women and the Women's.
Leadership Council joined with
the Gainesville Commission on
the Status of Women Inc. to or-
ganize the two-hour ceremony.
The collaboration is even
more exciting than the event's
10-year anniversary, said Nora
Kilroy, UF's assistant dean of
student affairs and adviser
for the Women's Leadership
"As long as we continue to
acknowledge these women,"
Kilroy said, "the event will be a
Pike punished with 4-year suspension for illegal party
PIKE, from page 1
wear nothing but jockstraps. Then members
threw ice water, sand and garbage at them
for several hours.
Pledges were also fed unidentified foods
that made several of them vomit.
The suspension lasted through summer
2002 but didn't deter Pike for long.
In another letter from December 2002,
Pike was suspended through fall 2003 for
hazing and alcohol-related charges.
Pike was also asked to revise its constitu-
tion, bylaws and new member education
program to curb any future hazing inci-
However, two years later, in December
2004, Pike was placed on social suspension
through the end of fall 2005, meaning it was
forbidden from hosting events on- or off-
campus, regardless of whether the events
were official. Pike was charged that year for
the same accusations they now face.
The decision states that if the fraternity re-
registers with UF in 2011, it must pass several
reviews of its chapter policies about alcohol,
chapter bylaws and new member recruit-
ment practices and education program.
Duffey said he would meet with members
of the Alpha Eta Housing Corp., the compa-
ny that owns the Pike house, on Wednesday
to discuss its response to the decision.
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direction of an
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bylaws and new
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tive board and
Greek Life official:
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for possible harm to
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and new member
how fraternity will
uphold UF Greek
By KELSEY MCNIEL
Alligator Contributing Writer
It may sound like a drop of
water or a familiar table-top game,
but to Jessica Orlowski and 18
other UF ceramic art students, it's
a great opportunity.
"Ping," a new exhibit at the
Cofrin Gallery at Oak Hall School
in West Gainesville, features the
work of ceramics students from
the UF student organization H.O.T.
(Hand-built or Thrown) Clay.
"We were looking for a new
venue to show our work in the
community to different people
who wouldn't necessarily come to
campus on a regular basis," said
Orlowski, 24, a graduate student in
the UF ceramics program.
The show features a variety of
work, said Orlowski, who is also
the exhibit coordinator.
"It will allow people to have a
really good taste of what the ce-
Around has- to offer,"
Gainesville Orlowski said.
"It is a little bit of
The exhibit, which is on display
until Wednesday, will give many
students the chance to "work out
the kinks" in their artwork and
make professional connections,
Orlowski said. Feedback from
viewers will help the artists refine
their work for upcoming shows.
Orlowski also said the show
establishes a great connection be-
tween the Cofrin Gallery and UF
"(Oak Hall School is) really
trying to create a bond between
the UF art department and their
school," she said. "They are trying
to encourage more student shows
The Cofrin Gallery is located at
the entrance to Oak Hill School,
and school officials hope that stu-
dents passing the art each day will
be inspired by what they see.
Oak Hall School is also trying
to show students a variety of op-
tions available to them after high
"It's important for students
to take the opportunity to learn
things outside of the classroom,"
Nan Smith, a co-faculty adviser
to H.O.T. Clay, said the show was
planned and created entirely by the
"We're very proud to say that
the students in our program go out
and pursue exhibition opportuni-
ties," said Smith, a professor of art
at UF for 27 years. "This one was
After contacting the gallery,
planning the dates of the show and
working with Oak Hall School on
the installation of the art, Orlowski
feels the show will be a great repre-
sentation of student art.
Jennifer LaBrie / Alligator Staff
10, ALLIGATOR U TUESDAY, MARCH 27, 2007
Officials choose location for homeless shelter
By DREW HARWELL
Alligator Staff Writer
A majority ofcity commission-
ers decided Monday that a site at
3335 N. Main Terrace will be the
new home-of a planned one-stop
center for local homeless.
Commissioners, city residents,
business owners and members of
the homeless community took
turns defending their preferred
locations, with many favoring
the selected site and others favor-
ing its alternative, a city-owned
tree farm north of 39th Avenue
on Waldo Road.
The North Main Terrace site
holds an office building and
warehouse and will cost about
$895,000. The location is 2.67
miles from downtown and half a
mile from an RTS bus stop.
Advantages of the North Main
Terrace site, said Assistant City
Manager Lee Ann Lowery, are its
space, distance from residential
areas and potential for expan-
Disadvantages, she added,
will be the need for renovations
for laundry and showers and the
lack of outdoor space.
The losing alternative, a 13-
acre tree farm on Waldo Road,
is located about 3.5 miles from
Drew Harwell/ Alligator
City Commissioner Scherwin Henry, left, discusses his preference for a planned one-stop homeless cen-
ter as commissioners Jack Donovan, Ed Braddy and Craig Lowe listen in at City Hall on Monday.
downtown and has an RTS stop its permanent location, distance
across the street. from residential areas and more
Advantages, some said, were rural setting.
However, its placement in
East Gainesville and proximity
to Gainesville Regional Airport
were cited as problems.
The center, named the GRACE
Marketplace, will contain beds,
showers, phones and laundry
facilities. Social services, includ-
ing budgeting help, legal aid,
drug intervention and vocational
training, will also be offered.
About $1.4 million will be
spent per year in aid and ser-
The proposed center has been
discussed since the 10-Year Plan
was first approved in late 2005.
An initial list of more than 125
potential locations was whittled
down by city officials using
several criteria, including space,
costs and distance from residen-
Henry, in an emotional display
at the beginning of the meeting,
spoke against the Waldo Road
site. The East Gainesville loca-
tion, he said, would lower nearby
"A lot of man hours, a lot of
woman hours, a lot of planning,
a lot of time has gone into bring-
ing to East Gainesville a quality
of life that over decades it has not
experienced as other parts of the
city have," he said. "It seems we
have been given every undesir-
able entity that no other parts of
the city have wanted."
Students thrive thanks to
* THE STUDY FOLLOWED 5,000
COMMUNITY COLLEGE STUDENTS.
By JESSICA BRAND
Alligator Contributing Writer
When students find themselves entering
the unfamiliar surroundings of a college
campus, there is something to be said for
strength in numbers.
A study suggests that Hispanic students
in community college are more successful at
schools with larger Hispanic populations.
This information was gathered from the
Transfer and Retention of Urban Community
College Students (TRUCCS) project, which
followed 5,000 community college students
from the Los Angeles area during the course
of six years.
TRUCCS researchers compared the stu-
dents' transcript records to their answers
regarding questions about their socioeco-
nomic status, ethnicity, background and
They found that self-identified Hispanic
students were more likely to stay in school,
have higher grade point averages and move
on to four-year universities if they attended
community colleges with a greater popula-
tion of Hispanic students.
"Many minority students who may feel
isolated or marginalized will not perform
as well without role models who look like
them, act like them or share their cultural
background," said Linda Serra Hagedorn,
chairwoman of UF's Department of
Educational Administration and Policy and
director of the TRUCCS project.
While there is no "magic number" of
students of a particular race that will ensure
success, the study suggests that increasing
the proportion of Hispanic students to a
critical mass will have a positive impact on
In the educational field, critical mass is a
level of representation of a particular group
that brings comfort or familiarity within an
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educational environment, Hagedom said. Hispanic students, along with mentoring
Although her study focused on urban programs for transfer students and a com-
community colleges, Hagedorn believes the fortable place to study, have educational and
basic findings of the study can be general-, psychological impacts.
ized to include four-year universities like Organizations. like the Institute of
UF, especially because Hispanics are one of Hispanic-Latino Cultures are positive influ-
the most prevalent ethnic groups in Florida. ences that can help to bring minority stu-
While the number of Hispanic students dents together and foster a feeling of com-
at UF is relatively small about 10 percent munity, Hagedorn said.
of the student body UF When a critical mass is reached, more
Multicultural does have the Institute of groups will form, and students become more
Affairs Hispanic-Latino Cultures, likely to engage in extracurricular activities
which is the central station and participate in class discussions.
for more than 40 Hispanic organizations on "It's common sense to say that any mi-
campus. nority student would feel more comfortable
"When people come to Gainesville from and more likely to be involved with people
places like Miami and Orlando, they go who share their demographic," she said.
from being in the majority to the minority," Hagedorn thinks her study is important
said Edgardo Hernandez,. a student em- because it takes the notion of critical mass
ployee of UF's Institute of Hispanic-Latino beyond a common sense assumption by
Cultures. "It's a hard transition." providing measurable evidence to support
Organizations like the Institute of long-standing theories.
Hispanic-Latino Cultures, which pro- "We've simply proven something many
vides scholarship and job opportunities to people already believed," she said.
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Towering pumps may lead to pain, foot problems
By NICOLE FINEO
Alligator Contributing Writer
For many college females, high-
heeled shoes are the definitive ac-
cessory for a night out. But stiletto
devotees may not be aware of the
potential for long-term problems
lurking in these sexy shoes.
Dr. Scott Koppel, a podiatrist in
Gainesville, said he regularly sees
patients with high-heel-related
Problems such as ankle sprains,
bunions and shortening of the
Achilles tendon can result from
everyday wearing of high heels, he
said. Shoes with heels of 2 inches
or more can also lead to painful
and sometimes permanent cal-
luses, increased pressure on the
ball of your foot, and an overall
change in your center of gravity,
One UF teacher understands
this lesson all too well. Linda
Correll, an assistant professor of
advertising, said she will never
wear high heels again.
After she spent 13 years in New
York City wearing high heels ev-
ery day while walking to and from
her job, she has had to go through
eight surgeries to treat the pain she
Like Cinderella's stepsister, she
squeezed her feet into shoes too
narrow and pointed for her, she
said. As she became older, her foot
"First, my arch collapsed," she
said. "I continued to ignore the
problem, and it became harder
and harder to walk. Four years ago
now I went into surgery to make
my foot stable."
Because problems tend to in-
Screase the more frequently high
heels are worn, Koppel suggests
limiting their wear.
Public "If you are going
Health to wear (a high heel)
for a special occasion,
there is not really a lot wrong with
that," Koppel said. "But if you
are wearing it on a day-to-day
basis, you are creating a higher
predisposition toward developing
When choosing high heels, it
is best to look for a sturdier, wider
heel, Kolpel said. As a general
rule, the higher the heel, the higher
the risk is for damaging the feet, he
Regardless of the pain and
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SYour campus s1 < iw
Produced by the
University Relations Office
for faculty, staff and students
of the University of Florida
March 27, 2007
We all play a role in
education of students
"Welcome to journalism 3101.
I told the 20 anxious students in the
classroom. 1 am yoar lab instructor
for this term. ;ou may call me
This semester, in addition to mNy
duties as managing editor of InsideUF.
I am reaching a section of an introduc-
tory reporting class in the College of
journalism and Communications. I
didn't have to take on this extra respon-
sibiliy. But I am happy to do it.
As employees of the University of
Florida. I believe we each have a role in
educating students. It doesn't matter ii
you have "professor or "instructor" as
part of your official title or whether or
not you work in an academic unit. We
are all teachers.
Reporting students at UF are
required to seek out and write news
stories on deadline on a weekly basis.
They are expected to interview sources
and to report their stories accurately
and fairly for possible publication in a
newspaper or news magazine.
Some of mv students have shared
with me a few of the problems they
have had in getting interviews with UF
administrators and other employees. I
understand all too
well how little time
we each have in our
workdays to do our
iobs. To take time
to r talk o student
reporter mav seem
I do hope if you
are asked for an in-
terview, by a student .
in a reporting class
or a studentlrom any other college
in any other capacity that you will
do your best to grant the request. Each
one of us at some point in our lives has
been a student seeking information.
Keep in mind how much courage it
may take for a student to approach you
in he first place.
"Thank you. End oflecrure."
l.or L. Roeder:
UF's cultural venues abound
in little-known places
A look beyond the Cultural Plaza near
3-ith Street reveals several art venues nes-
tled throughout the Universitr of Florida
campus. \\;hcther you're searching for a
different 'a. a to pai; time between classes
or you simply w int to .xplore something
off the beaten path. you can findawide .
range ot aIristn talents on i ew in unex-
pected \et convenient places
"The Gallery" on the secondd floor of
the Reitz Studrent Union features submit-
ted artwork by students, faculty, staff and
alumni Exhibitions and performances
are chosen to promote pubic awareness
of contemporary art. Upcoming exhib-
it. include work from ceramic students,
art that addresses issues about the war in
Iraq. and in annual art exhibit supported
Sby the Gainesville
Commission on the
Status of Women.
SGrinter Hall, just
east of University
the Grinter Gallery
on the first floor.
from Linton and
Jessica Orlowski's Con stance Grinter
"When the Bough provided this unique
with a mul-
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,re subject to eh.a'ec.
School of Art and Art History. An
African exhibition featuring pieces c.
from the private collections of professor-
and the Harn Museum will be ondispla\
until the summer.
"It offers a view inside the region," saud
Nicholas Frech, the guest graduate student
curator at Grinter Gallery who is complet-
ing his doctorate in Ethiopian arts. "The-
have this stylistic unity, and I think that
evident in the show."
The University Gallery in Building
B of the Fine Arts Campus Complex is
the place to stop for a look at modern art.
An important component of the teach-
ing and research at the School of Art and
Art History, the gallery's six exhibitions a
year bring current ideas in contemporary
art to the Gainesville community. The
contemporary design and high ceilings
provide a backdrop for exhibitions designed
to enhance and challenge students in the
school of art while also providing a venue
for thesis exhibitions.
For a closer look at student work, walk
over to the Focus Gallery in the main
lobby of Fine Arts Building C. This 850-
square foot space also presents exhibitions
of invited artists' work in a vibrant venue.
The shows change monthly and offer
opportunities for curatorial experience to
faculty members and graduate students in
the museum studies graduate program.
"It's really a great space," said Amy Vigi-
lante, director of the University Galleries
in the College of Fine Arts. "So many
people walk right by and don't even know
For more information about UF's
smaller art venues, visit the Web at
By Panagiota Papakos
Noon "Rewriting Munic Hi.itry The 'Purilic ion'
and Perversion of Culiural Sc iolarship in the Thrrd
Reic h Chriiopther Car Anderson Hall Room 216
6 30 p.m. "Global Watming REailies and Opponunii
ties for FIorda Stephen MulFee,'. Emerisjn
7:30 p m 'African American Women and Greek
Culture Blaiit ender in Classi.. Honor Soiiteles
and Sororlie Stephanie Evanr, Ustilr Hall
4 p m| Disuse and Aiing Double Trouble for
Skeleial Muscle E Duponi-Versreegdar Florids
Gym, Room 35
8-45 a m.' The European Union and Democracy
Thaddeus Erdahl's "Gator Guy"
UF hosts international
symposium on African art
The College of Fine Arts, the School
of Art ahd Art History and the Center for
African Studies will host the 14" Triennial
Symposium on African Art by the Arts
Council of the African Studies Associa-
tion (ACASA) at the University of Florida's
Samuel P Harn Museum of Art.
From March 29 to April 1, "Global Af-
rica" will highlight the role of African and
Diaspora arts in international and transcul-
tural exchanges. Some panels will focus on
contemporary African art, while others will
discuss the classical arts of the continent.
Besides the panels and discussions, the
Harn Museum Bishop Study Center will
show a number of African films. Okwui
Enwezor, dean of academic affairs and
senior vice president of the San Francisco
Art Institute, will give the keynote ad-
dress at 7 p.m. Thursday in the University
The Harn Museum of Art is home to
one of the largest collections of African art
in the southeast U.S. For more informa-
tion or to register for the symposium, visit
the Web at www.doce-conference.ufl.
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ence, Ander'on Hall Room 216
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7.30 p m Lena Cuglietta, saxophone recital
TUESDAY, MARCH 27, 2007 N ALLIGATOR, ADVERTISEMENT, 15
UF student strives to enrich lives of Ugandans through books
After a summer research trip to Uganda
led him to discover the country's great need
for educational resources, University of
Florida geography doctoral candidate Joel
Hartter decided to do something about it
by helping to establish a foundation to sup-
port libraries in rural villages in the western
part of the country.
Hartter and two post-doctoral fellows
from the University of California, Davis,
set up the Foundation for Children's Edu-
cation in Uganda, which accepts donations
of new and used books and magazines.
The foundation currently supports four
libraries and is working to fund more in
villages throughout western Uganda. The
libraries serve as a haven where Ugandans
may read textbooks, novels and educational
magazines written at variofis reading levels.
"Our most popular English-language
books are written at a middle-school level,"
Hartter said. "Most people only advance
about as far as seventh grade, so that's their
average reading level."
The people still tend to prefer books
written in the local language Rutoro,
except on story days, during which the
library welcomes entire families to come
and listen to stories read aloud in English,
Besides providing people access to
New UF research center to
improve powerful computers
A new national research center led
by the University of Florida will explore
technologies that could revolutionize high-
performance computing, a field crucial in
areas of science ranging from space explora-
tion to weather forecasting to medicine.
The NSF Center for High-Performance
Reconfigurable Computing established by
the National Science Foundation will seek
solutions to the increasingly urgent prob-
lems confronting today's powerful comput-
ers underlying science and business. The
center's goal is to develop new methods so
next-generation computers can "morph" or
adapt their internal hardware structure to
best achieve the task at hand. That would
make them faster, and more energy-efficient,
compact and versatile.
The center is headed by Alan George, a
professor of electrical and computer engi-
neering. It is the first U.S. research center -
devoted to reconfigurable computing and
the first NSF center in the electrical and
computer engineering department at UE
8 p.m., VISA Pageant
7:30 p.m., Choir concert
7 p.m., Pakistani Cultural Show
7:30 p.m., New Music Ensemble concert
Florida Museum of Natural History
"African Pathways to U-'ansmrn Photographs by
Peter Schmidt," on display through July 22
Master of Fine Arts Student Exhibition through April
6, University and Focus galleries; reception, 7 p.m.,
books, the foundation
also is dedicated to the
education of women
The foundation sup-
ports a nursery school
to prepare Ugandan
children, ages 3 to 7, for
primary school. While
attending classes, stu-
dents are taught English,
which is the official lan-
guage, in addition to the
local language Rutoro.
The nursery main-
tains a class size of about
30 students, with one
village teacher who is
paid by the foundation.
The cost of enrollment is
Joel Hartter is pictured amid a sea of donated books he has
collected for Uganda libraries.
about $2 per term, a little more than the
average Uganda worker makes each day.
Women also may attend classes to learn
vocational skills like sewing, a traditionally
male-dominated trade, and handcrafts. The
foundation strives to offer both teaching
and librarian positions to women to create
"We want to give these people a chance at a
better life," Hartter said. "Right now the best
way we can do that is through education."
It operates as a consortium, with research
conducted by participating universities and
guided by federal and industry members.
to present 'Godspell'
"Godspell," the first of two musicals to
be staged by Florida Players this spring, will
begin its limited run on March 28 with a
special preview performance at 7:30 p.m.
in the Nadine McGuire Black Box Theatre
on the University of Florida campus.
Based on the Gospel of St. Matthew,
"Godspell" explores the book's parables in a
modern-setting. Director Alisha Giampola,
a senior theater major, said the UF produc-
tion will be a simpler version of the original
stage show and will focus on the words and
music that writer John-Michael Tebelak
and composer Stephen Schwartz created
more than 30 years ago.
"Godspell" runs through April 1, with
free performances at 7:30 p.m. March 29,
30 and 31, and 1:30 p.m. March 31 and
April 1. All shows will take place in the Na-
"in the House: Domestic Arts from the Horn of
Africa," through Aug 2-4 Grnter Gallery- ri: eptrr,
7 p m Marc, 30 Universiy and Fotusi gallene:
Ham Museum of Art
Conlinuiry and Change: Three Gerieraitons oi
Ethiopian Artists," through April 29
March 29-April 1
Florida Plaers preisnts Godspell rladine
M.:Guire Bls.: Boa. Theatre, 7 3 p m. March ?9-31
1:30 p.m., March 31-April 1
March 30-April 7
College of Fine Arts presents "The Man o1 Ma:', .."
Constans Theatre, 8 p.m., March 30-31, April 1,3-6
2 p.m., April 1 and 7
Hartter continues to raise both books
and awareness for the foundation. Last
year's book drive netted 600 pounds of
books, he said.
To help or for more information about
the Foundation for Children's Education in
Uganda, visit booksopentheworld.org
on the Web, or contact Hartter at
By Mindy Morris
dine McGuire Black Box Theatre. Tickets
may be reserved by sending an e-mail to
UF faculty given
Five faculty members have been recog-
nized by the University of Florida for their
work as advisers to master of fine arts and
The Graduate School Doctoral Mentor-
ing Awards are given out yearly to faculty
who have demonstrated excellence in their
mentorship of graduate students.
This year's recipients are: Lawrence C.
Dodd, eminent scholar, political science;
Christopher A. Janiszewski, professor,
marketing; Harry S. Nick, professor, neuro-
science; Anthony Oliver-Smith, professor,
anthropology; and Panos M. Pardalos,
distinguished professor, engineering.
For more information on the program
or this year's winners, visit the Web at
7pm. B13aci. Female Et.aravaganza
7.30 p.m. Jacare Brazil
7 u p m CMadame Bunerilv"
7 30 p m. AnriGravry
4 p T, Les Fohe Russes
"8 p m Comedian Lewis Black
reschedule UF performance
The Midori and Robert McDonald
concert originally scheduled for March
IS has been rescheduled to '.30 p.m.
April 28 in University Auditorium
Patrons may use their tickets for the
earlier performance for the rescheduled
dare and time Ticket holders who wish
a refund as a result of this change may
get one at the point of purchase.
Tickets for the April 28 concert are
available by calling the Phillips Center
Box Office at 352-392-2"87 or by
calling Tickeimaster at 90--353-3309.
Tickets are also available at the Phillips
Center Box Office, University Box
Office at the University of Florida Reitz
Student Union and all Ticketmaster
outlets: and on the Veb at
HRS to move
to new building
Human Resource Services plans to
move to its new location at 903 \.
Universirv Ave. Iformerlv the BellSouth
Building) in April. All HRS offices
currently located in Stadium West, the
Academic. Personnel Office in Tigert
Hall, and the Education and General/
Auxiliaries satellite office at the Reitz
Student Union will be housed at the
All HRS phone.numbers will
remain the same and the HRS Web site
will continue to serve UF employees
as a resource for current information
on benefits, job opportunities, training
and other human resource services.
For information on the HRS
move, visit the Web at
for First-Year Florida
Faculrv and staff interested in teach-
ing a First-Year Florida class in the
Summer B. Fall 200" or Spring 200S
academic sessions have until March
30 to apply.
E ch instructor receives a li00 pro-
fesional stipend for teaching the class,
which is designed to introduce new
students to the University of Florida
and help them through their first \air
by providing a social, emotional and
intellectual support system.
Applications, including a recom-
mendation letter, must be received by
New Student Program., 202 Peabody
Hall. P.O. Box 1140- no later than
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For more information, visit the
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Send submissions for publication
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16, ALLIGATOR N TUESDAY, MARCH 27, 2007
Local man tapes low-budget TV show about the city
By DOMINICK TAO
'Alligator Staff Writer
A guy named Tom Miller and
his buddy Frog are making a TV
show about how much they love
Gainesville in their own way.
Even though the pair doesn't
have enough money to get the
"rinky-dink" production on lo-
cal public access cable, the men
haven't been deterred from tap-
ing two episodes and playing
homemade DVDs of them at a
The first episode, which was
played to a crowd of about 60 at
The Shamrock Irish Restaurant
Future episodes of
Millervision may feature the
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local developers' thoughts on
construction and space aliens.
The duo took a -humorous ap-
proach to .interviews by asking if
developers thought space aliens
Miller said the second episode,
which was played Monday night
on a big ancient TV in the same
bar,-was his perspective on why
the city of Alachua wants to stop
local activist Charlie Grapski
from examining election returns
he thought might be fraudulent.
"People look at this, they may
see me as a liberal, tree-hugging
hippie," Miller said. "Or they
may see me as a fair-minded
The content of the show,
which Miller said some might
call a punk version of "The Daily
Show with John Stewart," is actu-
ally closer to his own "love story
to Gainesville filtered through
the eyes of a performance artist
with an unhealthy preoccupation
with UFOs and lobster."
For the next 10 Mondays,
Miller said he plans to create a
new episode and play it at 10:30
p.m. at the Shamrock, which pays
him with two pitchers of beer
- one for him and the other for
Frog, who only goes by that one
name. By accepting donations
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Tom Miller, creator of the TV show "Millervision," drinks a beer Monday night inside The Shamrock Irish
Restaurant & Pub, where he weekly plays his show for "standing room only" crowds, he said.
from bar-goers, Miller said he Miller, 41, said he is fine with he hopes his show will appeal
hopes to earn enough exactly losing money to make his show to, Miller said he's as youthful as
how much he needs, he doesn't because he is enamored with the he's ever been.
know to get Cox Cable to run diversity of modern cultures in "Cheap beer and cigarettes
his show, called "Millervision." the city. pickled me," he said. "Cheap
The first episode brought in Despite being a few years old- hair dye from Wal-Mart keeps me
$100 in donations, Miller said. er than the college-age audience young."
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Leasing NOW and FALL! (352) 335-4455
EVERYTHING YOU WANT
HUGE 1, 2 & 3BRs Now + FALL
*Park Free by UF*GYM*POOL*Bring Pets*
Near Butler Plaza, UF & 1-75
Great Rates! Call 373-1111
2/2 & 3/3 townhomes Avail Summer/Fall '07
Cable w/HBO, tanning, gym
Private Dog Park*All the extras!
Call for specials 377-2801
Get yours before it's gone!
Spacious 1, 2, 3, or 4BR close to UF.
Includes water, sewer, 2 pools,
On-site laundry, gym, & we love pets!
Call 376-2507 or www.BivensCove.com
Il For Rent
SPRING into Something
LUXURY-HUGE 2 & 3 Beds
Cable PC Lab Tanning *W/D
We've got BIG ONES!!!
Huge 1,2, & 3 BRs
Great bus route, Pets welcome
ONLY 1.3 miles to UF
Be, the BIGGEST on the block!
1 or 2bdr this FALL. We love ALL pets!
Pool, Gym, Park @ UF, Bball, Tennis
Call 4 Specials! 352-332-7401
60 sec walk to UF. Short term avail. 1 or 2
rooms $425 & up. Call 352-538-2181 4-
We Love Pets
1,2,&3 BR Flats w/Screened Porches
FREE Alarm*FREE Tanning*W/D
Gated Entry*Cyber Cafe*Pool w/ Sundeck
24hr Gym & Sauna*Only 1.5 miles to UF
Hurry, they won't last long**372-0400
Live at a Legend!
The Polos of Gainesville
will give you the best college experience
with Spacious Apartments, Three Pools
with Jacuzzis, HUGE Gym, Billiards Room,
and many more amenities! Minutes from UF,
shopping and Shands. On all major RTS
bus routes. All at a rate that won't break
your bank! Call now for specials: 335-7656
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!
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5 IR al Estate.. : 10 For Sale. 15 Services 20 Event Notices 25 Lost & Found
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Bl For Rent
5 1 unfurnished
We do! Currently leasing
1,2,3, & 4BRs for FALL
Pool, Alarm, Free UF Parking
MINUTES FROM UF!!!
3/3's from only $486 per Bdrm
4/4's from only $452 per Bdrm
FREE Cable w/ HBO/ SHOWTIME
FREE Tanning, 24hr Fitness Center
Ask About our Huge 2/2.5 Townhouses
Convenient Bus Route!
FORGET YOU HAVE ROOMMATES!
Huge 4BR townhomes w/W/D. 1662 sq.ft.
FREE gym membership and FREE cable!
LIVE THE GOOD LIFE
Without breaking the bank!!!
1, 2, & 3BRs for now or Fall
ONLY 1.3 miles to UF
LIVE 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
S 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
W/D, Private bath, pets welcome!
Monitored alarm, open weekends
ONLY 2 HOUSES LEFT!
ACROSS FROM UFI!!
3 and 4 bedroom available
Wood floors, HUGE floorplan
Pts welcome! 371-0769
EVERYONE LOVES A THREESOME
Join in-Live Downtown This Fall!
Luxury 3 Bedroom/3 Bath Townhouses
Lots of Perks- w/d, lofts, cable & internet
Get 'em while they're hot! 338-0002
Save $$$! Move-in TODAY!
2BR, 3BR or 4BR Ask about our 2006 rates!
376-2507 or www.bivenscove.com
BLOCKS TO UF*3BR 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 & 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
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Available from Commercial News Providers"
U For Rent
ONLY 2 BLOCKS TO CAMPUS
1 bedrooms and studios for Fall
Wood floors avail, pets ok
Open late and weekends
SW 20th AVE CONDO
2BR/2.5BA. Perfect for Roommates.
Pool, bus route, W/D, $800/mo
2/2 Town Homes & 3/3 Flats
FREE Water *Cable Tanning* Gym
Roomate match available
Leasing Now/Fall 379-9255
2 & 3BR houses for August in quiet areas.
cute, clean, cent. H/AC, W/D, wood floors,
nice yards. Bike to UF. $775-$1300 email
email@example.com or call 352-336-6116
*Cozy 2/2 rental: Haile Village*
Avail April Contact: 352-337-1740
$1200. Large, Sunny, Bright, & Many
Upgrades. Walk 2 cafes, stores & restau-
rantsMany running trails! Pets Allowed 3-
1 BIk to UF. 1017 SW 1st Ave., 2BR/2.5BA
townhouse. Lg. kit, parking, W/D, D/W,
over 1100 sqft. Avail. Aug 1. Call 333-0800.
2158 sq ft 4/3 home rent/sale NW Gville mins
from campus. Appliances stay, remodeled,
wd flrs, 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 br pet fee. 2BR, fireplace, privacy
fence, W/D hoookup. 4511 SW 71st Terr.
$550/mo. Call 352-331-2099 3-30-14-2
00* 1 BR APT, $550/moO**6
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.
373-7578 4-25-32-2 ,
S For Rent
Hawthorne Reserve off University Ave. New
1, 2, and 3 Bedroom Condos, Completely
Refurbished, Quiet Wooded Setting. Pool,
Clubhouse and Cardio Center. W/D in each
unit, Short Term OK. Close to Mall and Royal
Garland Condos off NW 13th Street. End
unit Townhouse w/Alarm System,, W/D
hookup and Pool onsite. 2BR 2.5Bath @
Union Properties, Inc. 373-7578 4-25-
1BR/1BA, no lease. Courtyard, 2 mi to UF,
on bus line, quiet neighborhood, next to
park. Free water, no pets. $440/mo + $440
sec dep. Call 374-7175 4-2-15-2
1BR in a 2BR/1BA. $275/mo.
Avail now. No smoking. Must love cats. 328-
2 bedroom WOOD FLOORS
GREAT FOR PETS!
Across the street from UF
Open late and weekends
Remodeled 900 sq ft clean 3BR/1BA duplex
on quiet NE street. Bike to UF. New carpet/
paint-tile bath & kitchen! CH/AC. Laundry rm
W/D. NS. $895/mo 376-7529, 219-2399 I/m.
1 & 2 Bed Cottages & Apts. $500/MO.
Central AC., W/D hookups. Close to down-
town & UF. Cute & MUST SEE! See photos
& info @ www.rentalworkshop.com
352-870-0904, 318-4553 3-28-10-2
HOUSES! 1 to 4 beds $450-$1500. All
close to UF & on bus routes, W/D hook-
ups, Hardwood, central AC, porches, pets
OK, See photos @ rentalworkshop.com
870-0904, 318-4553 3-28-10-2
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-
******10 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
Court,Rec 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 SHANDSVNANET 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-
I For Rent
AVAIL NOW. ADORABLE 3/2
3BR/2BA HOME 1500 sq ft. Screened porch,
laundry room. 4300 NW 17th Terr. $900/mo
1st & sec req'd to move in. 352-318-3830
AVAIL NOW. 5BR/2BA HOUSE
815 NW 7th Place. $1200/mo. Big yard, 10
min walk to UF. Call 352-318-3830 4-10-
Singel-story close to UF
IBR 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
CLOSEST to UF/Shands
Enjoy privacy & convenience
1BR Villa ONLY $529
Leasing FALL Fast! 372-4835
*Affordable & Nice*
1BR $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 4-10-15-2
FREE for March!
1 BR/1BA Apt. $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-
MOVE IN TODAY
1 BR &STUDIOS
Walk to UF!
From only $589
Walk to downtown/UF!
2/1 vintage charmer
Huge back porch,
appreciating area. $105,000
Gore-Rabell Real Estate, Inc.
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20, ALLIGATOR E TUESDAY, MARCH 27,2007
u For Rent
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 $4991
Special ends March 31st!
Limited availability call now!
FOR SALE OR FOR RENT
3BR72BA 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 *
610 NW 34 Terr. MANNY 352-317-4408
1 BLKTO UF
2BR 1BAApts Avail for FALL:
1234 SW 1stAve $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
2BR 1BAApt5 BIks 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 BLKTO UF!
Grad II Apts. 1236 SW 4th Ave
Central H & Air, Carpet, Inclds
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. NWAarea, 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
**WALK TO UF**
From any of our 2, 3 or 4BR Classic Apts or
Vintage Homes Starting @ $600/mo.
Come by & pick up one of our availability
lists @ 821 NW 13th Street or call 375-8256
**WALK TO UF**
4B-/1.5BA Beautiful 2 story Brick house.
Hdwd firs, wood trim throughout. Fireplace,
cent AC. $2200. 609 SW 9th St. 375-8256
**SORORITY ROW AREA**
1940's Vintage stone 2BR/1 BA apt.
Beautiful hardwood floors, cent air.
**SORORITY ROW AREA**
Beautiful stone 3BR/2BA Newly remodeled
towhhouse w/hardwood floors,
A Must See! $1650/mo. 375-8256
FI lor Rent
2BR/1.5BA CONDO 1 Block west of campus
@ Foxmoor. Remodeled kitchen. Cable,
DSL, non-smoking grad students. No pets
$750/mo + util. Available 8/07. Call 352-505-
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!
1BR avail in 4BR/2BA house across from the
law library, Rent $365 plus 1/4 utilities. Email
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 407-461-0355 3-
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
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 1BR/1BA unfurnished apt @
SUNRISE Apts. Available now thru July 31st.
$400/mo. On 2 bus routes 9 and 35. Call
Shirl @ 347-385-1793 3-29-10-3
ACROSS FROM STADIUM!
2 BLOCKS FROM BARS! 118 NW 2nd Ave.
Avail May 1 Jul 31 w/ possible lease renew-
al. 1/1 duplex, 425 sq ft. No neighbors. $480/
MO. Utilsincl. 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
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
1 BR/1 BAApt
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. Furn, W/D, Intemet, Cable-HBO,
Pool, Gym, All Util incl. Avail April 1 Aug.
Call 510-303-9213 email@example.com 4-3-
U 1 Subleases
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/D, 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 only $325
avail May-July 31st. Private patio each room,
spacious, no towing, quiet. 3 bus routes 352-
$375/mo 1BR/IBA in 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 parking spot,
cats okay. Female only. Amy 352-359-2189
Sublease 1BR/1BA apt @ SUNRISE Apts.
Available now thru July 31st. $489/mo OBO.
On bus routes 9 & 35. Call Harry @ 352-871-
May 5-August 15
1 Bedroom w/attached bath in fum 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, furnished, 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. SumA Price Neg.
More info call Jill 904-591-5563
or emal email@example.com 3-30-5-3
Sublease for a 1BR/1BA 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 alrm, 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
Roommate Matching HERE
Oxford Manor 377-2777
The Landings 336-3838
The Laurels 335-4455
Hidden Lake 374-3866
Female roommate for one/two female UF
students. Quiet. Responsible. 60 second
walk to UF. Old house charm with all ameni-
ties. Avail Now. $400 up. 352-538-2181.Lv
message. Private Owner 4-25-72-4,
FEMALE ROOMMATE NEEDED
(1) for 4/2.5 new townhouse, 10 min from
UF by car or bus, all included $410 954-557-
Master BR avail in huge home. 2 profs need
mature 3rd. Digital, wireless, W/D, yard serve,
2 bus rts, quiet area. SW 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/2BA $335/mo + 1/2 util. On 6th Street.
Full-time UF,,pref male. Move-in Aug must
cosign. Call Charles 407-342-8940
U 1 Subleases
SUBLEASE Estates 1 bdrm in 4 bdrm all
girls furnished apt Own bathroom Southwest
part of Gainesville, Very close to campus
Amenities include very nice gym, computer
lab, two pools, Jacuzzi, basketball court, and
sand volleyball court 1st months rent free
Only 500/month all inclusive Leasing now
and fall 727-424-6961 4-9-10-3
Sublease April 1, 2007 August 1, 2007
Bivens Cove Apts-Gainesville, near UF..
$900/$300 per person 3BR/2BA *amenities/
pool, basketball court/laundry rooms(2) and
optional W/D appliances. Call 352-505-5414
College Manor 1BR/1BA. Across the street
from UF! Unfurn. No roommates! Avail May
- Aug for $400/mo w/o utils. Call 585-507-
Avail early May til Aug or longer! 1BR/1BA
unfurnished apt at Frazer House Apts 1 block
from campus. $530 + util. May free. Call 352-
1 BR/1BA $430/mo
Close to UF/Shands. Call 850-326-2329
Fully furnished 1BR/1BA in 3/3 @ The
Landings. May to Aug. Price negotiable. Call
Christine 321-287-6470 3-30-4-3
1 BR/1BA avail in Madison Pointe. Large apt.
August PAID. Pets ok. May to Aug. Call Liz
BIG TOWNHOUSE IN CRICKET CLUB
3BR/2.5BA with washer & dryer. 1300 sq
ft. Close to Santa Fe, Oaks Mall. $950/mo.
Available May 1st. 1 yr sublease. $150 off.
Kevin 407-902-1122 4-2-5-3
"Copyrighted Material a
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Available from Commercial News Providers"
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 internet & cable all incl.
Please call 407-719-1699 3-30-14-4
Room for rent $475/mo
all utils, cable, hi-speed internet incl Male
only. Near 43rd & Newberry 256-7227 3-
UF Student needs roommate to share 2BR/
2BA condo 1.5 mile to campus. Steps to
bus/poollgym/com lab. $520. 770-429-3999,
352-381-7362 Private Owner 4-4-15-4
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. 4-3-10-4
SHARE LUXURY TOWNHOUSE
Mostly fumished. Storage room. Pool view.
$525/mo + 1/2 util. bills 317-340-9007 3-
Male roommate needed to share furished
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
TUESDAY,.MARCH 27, 2007 K ALLIGATOR, 21
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-
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
FEMALE ROOMMATE NEEDED for 2BR/
2BA apt at Looking Glass Apts. $625/mo.
Steps from UF. Call 954-494-9856. Avail Fall
1 FEMALE ROOMMATE
First month rent FREE. $340 furn, pool, gym,
wash-dry. 2 min to Winn Dixie, 15 min walk
to UF. bus 16. Call Marcia 727-501-5575
FEMALE ROOMMATE NEEDED!! 4BR/4BA.
Clean & quiet place at University Terrace
West. $450 ALL utilities included: Cable,
High Speed Internet, Electricity, and Water.
Fully furnished and amenities. MUST SEE IT.
Call Dory: 954-816-1468 4-2-5-4
(DOB 05/13/80); 5'07",
220 Ibs, Black Hair,
Failure to Redeliver
Call (352) 372-STOP
] IJ Roommates
SUPER DEAL $450
incl util, internet, cable, W/D, prof/grad stu-
dent female preferred. 5 mi from Shands/UF.
3BR/2BA new house. Joanna 514-0316
1 BR/1BA in spacious house. Quiet neighbor-
hood. W/D. $525/mo utilities included. Call
Moji 352-870-3684 4-9-10-4
8 1 Real Estate
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/
serv constructionl5.cfm or Call Coldwell
Banker, MM Parrish, Realtor 352.372.5375.
A peaceful, sophisticated lifestyle. 1, 2 & 3
BR luxury townhomes in pool community
with many amenities. Priced from $159,700.
Great upgrades and bonuses available.
Call Coldwell Banker, MM Parrish, Realtor
352.377.4977 or visit MagnoliaPlaceTownd
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Completely renovated 1, 2 & 3 BR condos
literally across 34th Street from campus.
Visit www.cazabella.com or Call Coldwell
Banker, MM Parrish, Realtor 352.373.3583.
Pre-Construction Pricing next to campus!
Oxford Terrace II Walk to UF from a brand
new condo www.oxfordterrace.com. Call
Eric Leightman with Action Real Estate
1BR 3 blocks to UF & Shands. Newly re-
modeled, central A/C, W/D, luxury kitchen,
tile/Pergo, DW, very clean & private, big
BR, ample parking, first floor, on bus route.
$105,000. 352-362-6410 3-30-60-5
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Can close in 3 days, all cash. 727-560-6081
U 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. UFAlum... Gooooo Gators! 4-19-60-5
2/2 off Archer between campus & 34th St.
Just $129,900! Fully furnished with washer/
dryer & all appliances. Eric Leightman Action
Realty 352-219-2879 4-25-60-5
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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
conv to Shands/UF. $139,900. 352-246-5958
Cr. ;T'."cD CnNDOMINIUM
BRAND NEW CONSTRUCTION
CLOSE TO UF AND HANDS
Starting in the mid $170's
Gated Community on Bus Route
2508 SW 35th Place
OPEN HOUSE Tu-F 2-5, Sat & Sun 1-4
Contact Birdie Murnane, Venture Realty
of North Florida at 352-222-8888 or visit
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
WANT TO OWN CLOSE TO CAMPUS?
Student condos & houses for sale!
Close to UF, walk to campus!
Go to HomesAtUF.com or call Steve
Barry, Campus Realty 352 494-49961
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-
0 down, 0 closing costs with your
new home. GUARANTEED
APPROVAL! Good, Bad or No
credit OK! Call Tom for details
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
1 & 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 WID.
$163,000. Call 352-375-3248 3-29-5-5
3/2 UPSCALE NW CONDO
Close to everything. $334,900. Campus
3- 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! $120,900/OBO 352-284-
2BR SUMMIT HOUSE CONDO
newly renovated in neutral colors. 2 blocks
to Shands. Available for end of June clioing.
Owner is Agent. $139,900, 904-476-6344
Beautiful 1/1, 2/2, & 3/3 condos just 1.5
miles from UF & on the busline! Plenty
of parking & fabulous amenities includ-
ing resort-style pool & spa, fitness room,
basketball & tennis courts. Prices start
at $121,900 with great buyer incentives.
Amy Buese, 352-222-7890
Anita Smith, 352-514-7789
Bosshardt Realty Services, Inc.
1 Furnishings s
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. 3526-372-
BED KING -$170 PILLOWTOP
mattress & box springs. Orthopedic rated.
Name brand, new, never beeh 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 $550 352-333-7518-
Sofa $175 Brand new in pkg 333-7516
9 1 Real Estate
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
1 Real Estate
* OPEN SUNDAY*
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 Corner Unit 3
blks 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
22, ALLIGATOR N TUESDAY, MARCH 27,2007
A l Furnishings ] E l Computers
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 jaclude: Headboard,
2 Nightstands, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must
sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 4-25-72-6
FUTON $60 Solid Oak Mission Style. With
plush mattress $140. All brand NEW still in
box. Can deliver. 352-333-7516 4-25-72-6
Pool Table Gorgeous 8" All wood table.
Leather pockets, Italian 1" slate, carved legs.
Brand new still in crate. MUST SELL Retail
$5500. Sell $950. Can deliver 352-377-9846
Hot Tub/Spa $1295 Brand New Loaded!
Waterfall, LED lights, cupholders, 110-v
energy efficient with warranty. Free delivery,.
MUST SELL 352-372-8588 4-25-72-6
Bed-FULL'size pillowtop mattress & box.
New, in plastic, warr. Can del. $80 317-4031
Sofa $185 Brand new! Love seat $150 still in
pkg. Can del 352-333-7516
BEDS FURNITURE FUTONS
LOW PRICES & LARGE SELECTION
Dumas Discount 371-4422 1201 E. Univ. Av.
New Used 0 Buy 0 Sell 4-25-72-6
BED SETS CLOSEOUTS
Sealed in plastic Twin sets $89. Full sets
$129. Queen sets $149. King sets $189. 352-
376-0953 or 352-378-6005 4-25-72-6
MEMORY FOAM- Same as Temperpedic
Save 50% & more. Other closeouts. Twin
sets $89. Full sets $129. Queen sets $149.
King sets $189. Student discounts apply.
4370 SW 20th Ave. 376-0953 We Deliver!
*Beds OFull mattress & boxspring sets $49
Queen sets $89 OSingle sets$39 eKing
sets $99 Ofrom 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.morrellsfumiture.com
*ColorpTV 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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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*
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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
Private, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF.
Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-538-
2181. Can leave mssg. 4-25-72-10
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more. All individuals interested in bidding
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Engagement ring for sale
1 ct. 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-
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Complete set of Golf Clubs
with covers, pull cart and Gator bag. All for
$100. Call Ron for more info. 352-332-5757
55 gal, w/beautiful oak stand. Lots of extras.
$225. Phone 337-2757 4-2-5-10
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Many Brands Available 518 SE 2nd St.
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Call us! 336-1271 4-25-72-11
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190/50/ZR17 $115.95-180/55/ZR17 $112:95
120/70/ZR17 now $82.95 (in stock + more)
BLOW OUT SALE!II
GatorMoto is having a huge sale on NEW
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CASH PAID for MOTORCYCLES
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2007 Harley XL1200C Sportster
1500 miles. Pacific Blue Pearl. Asking
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SCOOTER SUZUKI SEPIA
Well maintained, ask for details. Runs like a
champ. $550. 352-262-2439 3-27-5-11
For sale 2004 YAMAHA R6
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8000 miles. The bike has full micron system
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Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes
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OVER 50 IMPORTS UNDER $10,000
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For listings 800-366-9813 ext 4622
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2003 MITSUBISHI GALLANT
64K miles. Asking $8100. Call 786-208-0902
SATISFY A RAG TOP DAY
Red '97 Chrysler Sebring convertible. 77k
mi, great A/C, fair condition. $4000. Cal 618-
THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY
NEEDS VOLUNTEER DRIVERS
Transport patients to/from treatments
Must have valid driver's license,
safe driving record & attend training session.
Call 352-376-6866 ext 114 for more info.
* Gold Diamonds Gems Class Rings
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OZZIE'S FINE JEWELRY 373-9243. 8-15-
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for gold jewelry, scrap gold, Rolex, dia-
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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 =
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$ FOR BOOKS $
New, used, paperback & hardcover. I will
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Leasing Consultant, PT
Sales & customer service exp.
220 N. Main; 352-375-2152 X301 x301
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Hiring Students and Non Students
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Attn Smokers! Earn at least $7/hr Smokers
needed to participate in a study on decision-
making & smoking. If interested, come to
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0601 x297, visit www.psych.ufl.edu/-locey/
smokers.mht for more info. 4-25-70-14
Tired of sitting around with out it? Sit here &
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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.
100% FREE to join. Cllick on Surveys. 4-
400+ Counselor/Instructor Jobs!
3 Coed Summer Camps in PA.
Travel Paid. Top Salary.
Cool Nights & Warm Days!
1 M il Help Wanted
Room and Board Included'
Get Paid to Play!
The Florida Elks Youth
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Counselors Ages 18 and up.
FEYC is an overnight camp
located off of Highway 450
in Umatilla, FL
The camp runs
June 4 July 22. Please
Contact Krys Ragland
at 800-523-1673 ext 251
or 352-669-9443 ext 251
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PART TIME CLEANERS
No experience necessary. No weekends.
Flexible daytime hrs. Excellent pay. $10/hr.
Clean vacant apts. Call 378-8252 4-12-
Sears, Oaks Mall
Now hiring sales & stock positions. See store
for inquires. May apply online. AA/EOE. 3-
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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
Ladies Be Your Own Boss!!!
Moms Helping Moms Earn Residual
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Need extra cash? We can help. Please
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SFT/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
24, ALLIGATOR E TUESDAY, MARCH 27,2007
*| Help Wanted
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 t66; nights w/newbie;
Resume, pix, schedule to: NOAH'S ARK
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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 SW 2nd 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
a* IjfeSouth 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 904N. 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
HUD PROCESSORS NEEDED
Flexible schedule. Full/Part time. Training
provided. 800-490-5260 4-3-10-14
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: email@example.com
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 ,pply. Start 4/15-Summer. 3-5 visits/
wk. Fax contact info & resume 373-4491
1 .Help Wanted
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
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 e-mail
resume to firstname.lastname@example.org 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-
WANT TO WORK IN ORLANDO?
LIKE THE IDEA OF WORKING WITH
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GREAT SALARY AND BENEFITS
PACKAGES AVAILABLE....Please email
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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
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
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) M Help Wanted ll Help Wanted
SKYAsian Fusion- Ocala,FL
COMING SOON TO OCALA!!I 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 3-27-5-14
IN FOOD RESEARCH LABORATORY.
Chemistry experience required. Instrument-
ation experience helpful. Please email re-
sume to email@example.com 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 email ad-
dress). Nights and weekends a must. 18+
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 NW16th 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 work
req'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.
I M Help Wanted
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,
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required! Please e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com 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 Pare 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
NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS
FOR ENERGETIC SERVERS FOR
OUR RESTAURANT AND BANQUET
FACILITY.ALSO LOOKING FOR HARD
WORKING INDIVIDUALS FOR OUR BACK
OF THE HOUSE, PART TIME -NIGHT
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MEDICAL ASSISTANT NEEDED for busy
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CALICO JACKS OYSTER BAR
Now hiring for all positions. Apply in person
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Harris balances softball, soccer roles
By KARL HYPPOLITE
Ashley Harris has never shied
away from a challenge.
All her life she's been told
she's too small and too weak.
But Harris has never seen that
as an indictment.
She sees it as motivation. It's
that motivation that has made
her the multisport success that
At just 5 years old, she began
running track under the guid-
ance of her mother, Hazel Lucas,
a high school track coach.
SAt 8, she took up -gymnastics,
and at 9, she began playing soc-
cer. That was when it clicked.
Nine years later, she was
named to the 2004 FHSAA Class
4A first team after scoring 23
goals and picking up 19 assists
in her senior year at Riviera
A few months later, she ar-
rived at UF and appeared in ev-
ery soccer game but one and also
lettered in track.
But this year, Harris, now a ju-
nior, took on her greatest athletic
challenge to date.
It all began with a conversa-
tion in the fall between UF soft-
ball coach Tim Walton and UF
soccer coach Becky Burleigh.
"I knew we were going to
have smaller numbers this
year," Walton said. "So I asked
(Burleigh) if she had a speed kid,
someone who could come off the
bench and accept that role."
Walton said adding Harris to
the team is among the best moves
he's made this season.
She is considered to be the
fastest non-track Gators female
Making the transition to a
sport you've never played isn't
easy. Harris has made a smooth
"She's picked up the game
quicker than I think any of us did
when we were playing," pitcher
Stacey Stevens said. "We've been
playing this game a lot longer
than she has she's just been
doing a very good job."
"She's picked up the game
quicker than I think any of
us did when we were play-
Even more impressive is that
Harris had to start from scratch
when she joined the team, hav-
ing never played or watched a
"I thought it was kind of in-
teresting and kind of funny at the
same time," Harris said. "Because
I never would have figured that I
would play softball. Honestly, it's
probably one of the last sports I
thought I would play.
"When I first got to practice,
Coach asked me what I knew
about softball, and I said 'noth-
Harris is a situational-player.
She's only inserted as a pinch
runner when the team needs a
spark on offense.
And despite playing in less
than half the games this season,
she's tied for second in steals (10)
with third baseman Melissa Zick
and shortstop Lauren Roussell.
Her impact was immediate
as she scored the first run of the
season for the Gators against
Northwestern State in dramatic
Harris was inserted into the
game in the bottom of the fourth
inning to pinch run for outfielder
Corrie Brooks and promptly stole
First baseman Alexandra
Gardiner came to the plate next
but grounded out.
Harris took off from second
and was safe at third, but because
of a throwing error she was able
to score and give the Gators a 1-0
"They had me practice base
running all the time, so I wasn't
surprised or anything," Harris
said. "It was just something I felt
I had to do. It was fun scoring
the first run of the season of
It hasn't always been that
easy for her on the softball
field, though. Earlier in the
Northwestern State game, Harris
advanced to third after a flyout,
but she had never stopped at
third base in practice.
A miscommunication between
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Tim Casey, Alllgator Staff
UF junior Ashley Harris steals second base in front of North Florida shortstop Ashley Parenteau in the
fifth inning of the Gators' 5-0 win against the Ospreys on Feb. 21 at the Florida Softball Stadium.
Tim Casey/ Alligator Staff
UF junior defender Ashley Harris dribbles during a scrimmage be-
tween the Gators and Nebraska on March 26, 2006.
Harris and Walton caused her to
be thrown at home.
"I didn't know what he was
talking about," Harris said. "The
first time they did it, I didn't go.
The second time, I tried to go,
and it didn't work out."
A FIRE INSIDE
You can trace a lot of Harris's
desire to succeed to her mother,
because she knows Lucas has her
And, like any parent, Lucas
never likes to see her daughter go
unrecognized. Harris, at 5-foot-2,
is often dismissed because of her
height, and, her mother said it
may have cost her a spot on the
national soccer team.
"She's played with and
against some of the girls who've
made the team now she's just
as good as them," Lucas said.
Competitive fire is something
every great player possesses. It's
what separates a great player
from an average player.
And if you're making a list of
UF athletes who have that desire
to win and be great, Harris has to
be on the list.
"One thing you don't know
about Ashley' is that she is a
competitor," Walton said. "That's
the reason she picks things up so
quickly, because she doesn't like
to fail and that's what I like about
If you need proof, look no
further than the soccer team's
double-overtime victory against
Arkansas in October.
Just after a hard collision with
an Arkansas player in the 6-yard
box, Harris scored the game-win-
ning goal to give the Gators a 1-0
"A lot of people who know
me know that if I get hit hard
or fouled hard I use that extra
energy," Harris said. "My team-
mates weren't surprised that I
scored. I think we preferred the
way it happened because instead
of shooting a penalty shot, I got
to make the goal."
She exudes the same energy
with her career goals. Harris
plans on trading in cleats for a
lab coat after graduation.
"I want to go to the University
of Florida dental school,". Harris
said. "I've already gone to
two summer programs, one at
Howard University and one at
UF the past summer."
That's another challenge
Harris is a safe bet to conquer.
TUESDAY, MARCH 27,2007 E ALLIGATOR, 27
Meyer: Defense lacks leaders
By BRIAN STEELE
Alligator Staff Writer
After losing nine of 11 starters on
defense and several top offensive
contributors, the UF football team is
looking for some new leaders.
Thus far in spring practice, the
Gators haven't found them.
"We're very poor right now," UF
coach Urban Meyer said on defen-.
sive leadership. "We're not a good
team. ... The combined junior and
senior class is less than what we had
in the senior class last year."
He hasn't been that impressed
with the offense, either.
"Offense is actually struggling a
little bit," Meyer said. "Tim (Tebow)
didn't have a great day today. He's
just pressing awful hard, trying to
do everything perfect."
On a bright note, redshirt fresh-
man corerback Jacques Rickerson
has picked it up after attitude prob-
lems last fall.
"He's probably got the best feet
"We're not a good team....
The combined junior and
senior class is less than
what we had in the senior
class last year."
of all those corners," Meyer said. "In
the fall, he wasn't a very hard work-
er and the injuries set him back. It
seems like he's got a little better at-
titude now, and I think he sees that.
If he practices hard, he's going to
start at comer for the University of
MILLER TIME: After starting last sea-
son at guard, senior Drew Miller has
moved to center.
But Meyer said it doesn't matter
where Miller plays.
"He's an athletic guy, he's tough,
he's got great size," Meyer said.
"He's actually the one guy that
could play a lot of positions. He
could get away at tackle, guard and
center. There's not many guys in the
country that could do that. He's a
INJURY UPDATE: Junior transfer
quarterback Bryan Waggener un-
derwent successful surgery on his
left foot Monday.
Waggener fractured a bone in the
foot on the first day of spring prac-
tice on Wednesday. He will still miss
the rest of spring but should be back
for the fall. He was expected to vie
for the team's backup quarterback
job behind Tebow, but that role now
falls to Cameron Newton.
ETC: UF men's basketball's Chris
Richard and Marreese Speights were
in attendance and talked to Meyer
after practice. ... Early enrollee Joe
Haden has impressed so much that
Meyer has announced the corer-
back will not redshirt this season.
... Offensive lineman Carl Johnson
missed practice due to illness.
Noah, Horford make All-America teams
BASKETBALL, from page 28
if we beat anybody."
Therein lies the difference between the runs that the
Gators have made the last two years. Last season, there
were low expectations surrounding the team that every
win seemed more like a reward than a birthright.
Players said fans have approached them around
campus and on the street to give thanks, but the atten-
tion has weighed heavily on them in the past year.
They happily admit, though, that becoming the
first repeat champion in 15 years would be worth the
NICK-EL, from page 28
to make the Final Four in your bracket, congrats,
it was a no-brainer. But you sweated out a few
games on TV, hoping you would get to see this
team one last time in person.
SEC Tournament? Been there, done that, I'll
enjoy my Spring Break. NCAA First and Second
Rounds? Chalk up a couple 20-point wins, I'll
skip that. Sweet 16? Elite Eight? I've never been a
big fan of St. Louis anyways.
Now you can rejoin your basketball team's
championship run in progress.
*Neutral fans are rooting against the Gators.
I guess everybody hates a winner. Purdue
fans stuck around to cheer on Jackson State. Ditto
for Oregon and UNLV supporters in the Butler
game. Even the average Joes from New Orleans
and St. Louis booed the champs, hoping to wit-
ness the tournament's signature upset.
Throw in a dash of each theory, and you get
your solution: An anti-Gators environment akin
to Lexington, Knoxville and Athens. Funny,
but I think these crowds fuel the Gators. After
Sunday's game, Joakim Noah chanted, "Keep
hating" to the remaining quack-less Oregonians.
"He's just talking about how it's us against
the world because we're No. 1," Corey Brewer
said. "Everybody kind of wants us to lose be-
cause everybody usually cheers for the under-
dog. I know I used to cheer for the underdog in
the NCAA Tournament."
With just one and two seeds remaining, there
is no underdog to root for. There's just three great
gamesleft. Will you be there to see it play out?'
"That's what I love about *inning the most," Noah
said. "People can judge you all they want, but there's-
no line. When you go to the Final Four,
S when you win national champion-
ships, you can say whatever you want,
but it has to end. They won a national
Men's championship. He's a champ.' There's
Basketball nothing else to say."
HOOPS HONORS: Noah was named to
the All-America second team on Monday, announced by
the Associated Press.
Al Horford garnered third-team honors.
Freshman not satisfied w
NEWTON, from page 28
With an injury sidelining junior col-
lege transfer Bryan Waggener for the rest
of spring, Newton is the only quarter-
on savvy seniors
By MIKE MCCALL
When the UF baseball team hosts Bethune-Cookman to-
night, it will look for more production from the seniors, who
have dominated during the last two weeks. r
One of those seniors is outfielder Chris Petrie, who is second
on the team with a .356 batting average.
"Chris is one of the hardest-working young men on the ball-
cub," UF coach Pat McMahon said. "He has really accepted his
role and done a great job performing on the
Petrie has been in and out of the lineup
all season, but has made the most of his
On Saturday at Auburn, he had a career-
best 4-for-4 day with an RBI and 2 runs. The
next day, however, he had just one at-bat in
a pinch-hitting role, due to the large number
McMahon of outfielders on the team.
All season, the Gators (14-13, 4-2 Southeastern Conference)
have rotated outfielders in and out.
"It's frustrating, you want to play every day obviously,"
Petrie said. "Coach is going to put the nine best guys out there
to get the job done, and hopefully I'm out there, but if I'm not
I've just got to try to get back in there and root the guys on.
"You've got to keep an even keel in this game you can't get
too high or too low."
Petrie's attitude is reflected by the other seniors, who have
fought through problems of their own.
The top four hitters in terms of batting average are all se-
niors and have taken turns carrying the team through their first
two weekends of SEC play.
Pitcher Kevin Chapman will also regain his starting role
tonight after sitting out last week.
"Coach (Ross) Jones gave (Chapman) a week off to work on
some delivery issues and some things that can hopefully help
him to continue and improve," McMahon said. "It's a big out-
ing for Kevin and I'm excited to see how he performs."
ith reserve role behind Tebow
back behind Tebow.
Signee John Brantley won't join the
team until fall, and Newton has a head
start on his competition.
"It's a big jump," he said. "Getting
into the offensive system early, getting
those early plays and being around
UF freshman quarterback Cameron Newton passes during the Gators' first
day of spring practice on March 21.
coaches and players that can be a big
"It's a big advantage."
While Brantley has expressed a desire
to redshirt, Newton is auditioning for the
top spot alongside Tebow, who has taken
the freshman under his wing.
"He's just leading me, that's his job
and what he's supposed to do be a
leader and teach me the ropes," Newton
said. "He's done a good job of telling me
who my reads were supposed to be."
The pair have shown up early to
meetings to dissect plays, and. Tebow
spends time advising Newton during
"They work together," Mullen said.
"Everybody is competing for the starting
job right now, but they are competing
with each other nobody is competing
against each other.
"They are competing to make each
one the best."
The competition has spilled over into
the weight room as well. -
"It's excellent," Newton said. "You've
got great coaches and players pushing
you .every second and every minute
you're in the.weight room, making you a
better athlete and a better person."
While he has a long way to go,
Newton isn't satisfied with just a backup
"Every quarterback's goal is to win
the starting job," he said. "I've jusgot to
pick it up."
TUESDAY, MARCH 27, 2007
Hyped Gators receive hate on journey to repeat
Tim Casey Alligator StaH
UF men's basketball coach Billy Donovan applauds guard Lee Humphrey during the first half of the Gators'
65-57 Sweet 16 win against fifth-seeded Butler in St. Louis on Friday.
* NEUTRAL FANS ARE
ROOTING FOR AN UPSET.
By DAN TREAT
Alligator Staff Writer
The beginnings couldn't be
more different, but the outcomes
have been the same.
No respect versus incredible
hype. Disrespected players ver-
sus impossible expectations.
The UF men's basketball team
started the 2006 season just out of
the top 25. It started 2007 on top
of everyone's list.
With the weight of all of that
on their shoulders, the Gators
have still managed to bull their
way back to college basketball's
promised land, becoming the
first team since Michigan State in
2001 to return to the Final Four as
the defending national champs.
"I'm proud of our guys right
now," UF coach Billy Donovan
said. "Up until this point, I've
been thrilled and happy with
them because it has been totally
different from a year ago. ... It's
been a different road traveled,
and its been a different path.
"It takes a special, unique
individual and youngg man today
to be able to deal with the atten-
What has become a byprod-
uct of all of that attention is a
- backlash against the Gators by
college basketball fans resulting
in what Joakim Noah has re-
ferred to as "hate."
Noah and other Gators play-
ers cited the amount of animos-
ity they have received from fans
not only in opposing arenas but
throughout the postseason as
well, and Chris Richard said that
his friends from his hometown,
Lakeland, have told him they
want the team to fail.
All of the "hate" has fueled
the Gators' fire.
"We've been under a micro-
scope," Noah said. q" feel like
everybody had something to
say, regardless if it was positive
or negative.... When you have
15,20,25 people in a day coming
up to you because they want to
share their opinion about you or
your team, that's draining. Last
year, it wasn't like that. Last year
people would talk to you for the
right reasons. People were happy
SEE BASKETBALL, PAGE 27
Newton struggles to adjust
By MIKE MCCALL
It's hard to believe Tim Tebow won't be the
biggest quarterback in the Gators' backfield this
But that's just what will happen if 6-foot-5,
242-pound freshman Cameron Newton has his
The early enrollee from Atlanta Westlake High
has a chance to see playing time if he can improve
during spring practices.
"We've always got to get a backup quarter-
back, whoever that is, in the game," UF offensive
coordinator Dan Mullen said. "Their ability level
will determine how much they play, just like last
Newton has struggled so far this spring
- dropping snaps, missing open receivers and
looking lost in the offense -- a likely product of
adjusting to the speed of the college game.
"It's a big difference and a big jump from high
school football," Newton said. "Everything is go-
ing fast, fast, fast, but it's organized."
Despite some poor throws, his hardworking
nature has the coaches optimistic.
"I'm pleased he's trying hard," Mullen said. "I
don't think a lot of high school guys when they
come in understand how fast everything is going
to happen and how fast things are going on the
"Everything is going fast, fast, fast,
but it's organized."
UF freshman quarterback
"He's learning a whole new system at a whole
new speed, so what we want from him is effort
and that is what he's giving. He's just got to im-
prove on his fundamentals."
Much like Tebow, Newton is a double threat.
He runs a 4.5-second 40-yard dash and boasts' a
strong arm that made him the No. 14 quarterback
in high school.
SEE NEWTON, PAGE 27
UF fans- M.I.A. in tourney
Congratulations, Gators fans,
you got what you wanted:
A return ticket to the
Final Four. But did you pay the
Did you travel to New Orleans to
support your team?
Some, yes, but many others, too
many others, would have to answer
No. 16 seed Jackson State had a
louder, and maybe larger, fan con-
tingent than UF in the first round.
Even Purduie, a school nearly 900
miles from New Orleans, seemed to
drown out any Rowdy Reptiles.
Did you road trip to St. Louis?
Friday's game against Butler
might as well have been played in
Hinkle Fieldhouse, the Bulldogs'
historic home arena, site of the clas-
sic movie "Hoosiers."
In Sunday's Elite Eight win
against Oregon, Gators fans finally
started chomping. Still, the turn-
out for the first four rounds was
pathetic. I've come up with a few
hypotheses as to why the support
hasn't been there while passing the
time in the Gateway City.
The bookend weekends of
Spring Break were the Southeastern
Conference Tournament and the
first two rounds of NCAAs. Many
for a little
*UF is still
Nick Zaccardi Gators
Nick-el Coverage fans are still
email@example.com coming down
from the high
Ohio State a couple months ago.
Some would rather sit in Gainesville
and watch spring practice than trek
to the Big Dance, which to me will
always be the greatest annual event
*Gators fans expected to be in
For everybody who picked UF
SEE NICK-EL, PAGE 27
S1996: Billy Donovan is hired as the men's
basketball coach. He went just 13-17 his
first season on the sidelines. His first two
years at the helm were the only times the
Gators did not have team captains.
EMen's NIT: Mississippi State vs.
West Virginia, ESPN2, 7 p.m.
*Men's NIT: Air Force vs. Clemson
ESPN2, 9:30 p.m.
* UF softball pitcher Stacey Nelson won
Southeastern Conference Pitcher of the
Week, announced on Monday. The sopho-
more finished last week with a 4-0 record and
also recorded one save.