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VOLUME 100 ISSUE 132


Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida
We Inform. You Decide.


Gators fans chip in to fallen officer's fund


* STUDENTS COLLECTED
-THE DONATIONS.

By ERIN EHRLICH
Alligator Writer

Amid mumbles of "I can't
believe that happened" and
"that really sucks," UF stu-
dents and fans emptied their
w.allets and donated about
$12,000 Friday evening to the
family of a police officer who
died last week.
Before the UF basketball
championship pep rally, UF
students collected donations
for the late Lt. Corey Dahlem's
children's college fund.
Dahlem died Wednesday
after he was struck by a
drunken driver on West
University Avenue early
Tuesday, following the post-
game revelry.
Donation tables for the
Corey Dahlem for Brandon
and Katherine College
Education Fund were set up in
front of the O'Connell Center
before the pep rally. Students
and Student Government
leaders held out buckets as


they walked up and down the
lines that stretched for blocks.
Student Body Treasurer
Ryan Moseley was there col-
lecting money, and he said
the fundraiser provides some
relief to Dahlem's family.
"It was absolutely amaz-
ing," Moseley said. "It really
showed how generous every-
one can be with a tragedy like
this."
SG Cabinet Chairman
Frantz Duchatellier said about
every third person in line put
money into his bucket.
"A lot of people told me
if I had a credit card ma-
chine, they would donate,"
Duchatellier said.
After his first 10 minutes of
collecting, he said he already
had more than $200.
Julie Goeckel, a psychol-
ogy senior whose husband is
an officer with the Gainesville
Police Department, said, "I've
put in three 20s since I've been
here."
Adam Gismondi, a higher
education administration
graduate student, was collect-
SEE DONATIONS, PAGE 12


Luanne Dietz / Alligator Staff
UF Student Body Treasurer Ryan Mosely helps collect money in support of a fund for Lt. Corey Dahlem's children
outside the O'Connell Center on Friday night.


Restaurant robbed twice


Site helps grads with debt

They can register for loan relief


By JESSICA PONN
Alligator Writer

Police have yet to apprehend any sus-
pects after employees at a local restaurant
were robbed at gunpoint twice within five
days, according to a press release from the
Alachua County Sheriff's Office.
The armed robberies took place at
California Chicken Grill, 2124 SW 34th
St., on Monday and Friday during early-
morning hours, according to the release.
Situated in the 34th Street Plaza shop-
ping center near Kash 'n' Karry and
Gumby's Pizza, the restaurant is open
until 3 a.m.
Sarah Jesperson was working at the
cash register Monday at 1:38 a.m., when


* The Gators said
their goodbyes
Friday at a packed
O'Connell Center
during the national
championship
celebration. In addi-
tion to the '04s, an
assistant coach wil.
be leaving UF. See
story, pg. 32.


a person described as a 5-foot-6-inch
man walked into the store holding a gun
and demanding money, according to the
release.
John MacAllister, a 23-year-old man-
ager who was working that night, said he
was in the back of the store
Local when the robbery took place.
News He said Jesperson walked
up to him calmly and told
him what had happened but
she did not seem scared.
"She's kind of brave like that," he said.
MacAllister said Jesperson has -since
moved to Salt Lake City, Utah. He does
not believe she had anything to do with
the robbery.
SEE ROBBED, PAGE 12


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Syndicated Content

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By KIM WILMATH
Alligator Contributing Writer

College graduates may be ready to
buy a house or go on vacation, but a
daunting debt may force them to put
those plans on hold.
Interest on college loans starts ac-
cumulating shortly after graduation,
which can make things difficult for stu-
dents going into entry-level positions.
But a new online service seeks to make
students' debt more manageable.
Jamie Hemandez and her husband,
Marcus, created Education Registry,
an online service that allows parents,
engaged couples and recent college
graduates to ask for monetary gifts
toward their educations.
When the two began registering for
their wedding, all they really wanted


a The popular computer
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offers entertainment
and an escape. But it is
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ing players' time for
hours each day.
For story, see pg. 9.


was relief from $50,000 of dream-
crushing debt due to student loans,
said Jamie Hernandez, chief executive
officer and co-founder of the company.
"If we were able to pay off the
student loans, we could get a
house and use it."
Jamie Hernandez
entrepreneur

"We registered for fine china be-
cause everyone told us we had to," she
said. "If we were able to pay off the
student loans, we could get a house
and use it."
The Hernandezes' wedding was in
June, but the Web site wasn't up and
SEE REGISTRY, PAGE 12


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By DOMINICK TAO
Alligator Staff Writer
dtao@alligator.org

Early Friday morning, some-
thing inside a Dumpster in the
student ghetto exploded.
While nobody was injured by
the blast, the spectacle was loud
and fiery enough to startle sev-
eral residents of a neighborhood
accustomed to loud bangs and
early-morning screams.
Morgan Beasley, whose
ground-floor apartment is about
10 feet from where the explosion
happened, said she was watching
TV when the walls of her living
room flashed red.
"I heard a noise then I saw
flames go across my window,"
she said. "I was scared."
"I heard a noise then I
saw flames go across my
window. I was scared."
Morgan Beasley
Gainesville resident

The explosion, which hap-
pened in -the parking lot of
*a College Park Apartments
building at the intersection of
Northwest Third Avenue and
Northwest 15th Street, had
enough force to blanket the en-
tire lot with chunks of flaming
garbage.
Thrown-away Steak 'n' Shake
bags were left smoldering next
to an improperly parked motor-
cycle.
A singed tampon box was shot
about 20 feet.
By the time two residents
charged in with fire extinguish-
ers, a Zephyrhills water bottle
had already melted into the
pavement.
The streams of chemical flame
retardant from the residents'
extinguishers were enough to
douse the burning trash on the
ground.
But the smoke from inside the
nearly full, green, steel Dumpster
only grew more intense over
time. Smoke began billowing into
the night sky.
A fire engine arrived within
five minutes of the call. Ten min-
utes and hundreds of gallons of
water later, the firefighters had
turned the parking lot into a
puddle, extinguishing most of
the smoke.
Members of the emergency
crew said they suspected a dis-
carded cigarette butt caused the
fire, which they guessed ignited
an aerosol can in one of the trash
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4, ALLIGATOR N MONDAY, APRIL 9,2007


As crunch time nears, students' stress skyrockets


* FINALS ARE THE BUSIEST TIME FOR
UF'S MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES.

By LAKEN DAVIS
Alligator Contributing Writer

As another term winds down, UF officials
are seeing a rise in the number of students seek-
ing relief from end-of-the-year stress.
At the beginning of the semester, Dr. Beth-
Anne Blue saw roughly 10 students each week
at Student Mental Health Services. Now she
sees about twice that many.
One of the main problems students report at
this time of the semester is feeling overwhelmed
with final exams and papers, she said.
"Sometimes, I think college is really just a
four-year exercise in time and stress manage-
ment," Blue said.
Students who are not managing their time
and stress well tend to not have any free time
built into their lives, she said. This only increases
the amount of pressure they feel:
The immune system will often crash after


a period of stress, Blue added. This makes stu-
dents vulnerable to illness during a break or
between semesters. Sometimes poor stress man-
agement can lead a student to withdraw from a
class or even drop out of school.
Dr. Natalie Indelicato of the UF Counseling
Center has also seen a rise in the number of stu-
dents seeking mental help.
"The increase starts just after Spring Break,"
she said.
Public During this time, the center
Health increases the number of appoint-
ments it allots for each week. The
main problem she sees is stress related to finals,
graduation or plans for the future, she said.
Blue advises students dealing with stress to
.participate in activities outside school, and to
have artistic outlets and a good support system.
Environmental science junior Carrie 'Ulm
deals with stress by making time for herself, she
said. To cear her mind, she meets with friends,
takes a walk, watches television and reads.
"I also tend to rely on my family a lot," she
said. "I call my mom all the time when I'm
stressed out."


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Gainesville hosts inaugural crossword competition


By DEVIN CULCLASURE
Alligator Contributing Writer

UF senior Cara Bowen-Goldberg rested her chin on the
palm of her hand, racking her brain for a three-letter word that
fit the cue "put a lid on it." But the answer would not come.
"That was a tough one," she said after examining the an-
swer key and learning that the correct word was "pot."
"1 was looking at it wrong."
Bowen-Goldberg and 40 others competed Saturday in the
inaugural North Florida Crossword Puzzle Tournament at
Gainesville's Savannah Grande reception hall. Donations and
entrance fees raised about $2,000' for the annual Generation
Connection summer camp at the Woodland Park Boys & Girls


"It's comforting to know that there are other
people in Gainesville who love crossword
puzzles."

Cara Bowen-Goldberg
UFsenior

Club, said Joel Daunic, a tournament organizer and a founder
of the camp.
Gainesville resident Gail Axtell, 65, won the individual con-
test. Wes Corbett; his wife, Nancy; and their friend Pat Srygley
took first place in the team competition.


The puzzlers were scored on how quickly and accurately
they completed their puzzles, and a hush swept the room each
time a new 30-minute round started. The competitors faced
increasingly difficult puzzles from The New York Times as the
tournament advanced.
"That last one was terrible," Axtell said.
Daunic said he was pleased with the turnout on Easter
weekend. Only two UF students participated this year, but he
said next year he would create more age groups so that puz-
zlers could compete without feeling intimidated.
Bowen-Goldberg said the tournament was fun even though
she didn't win.
"It's comforting to know that there are other people in
Gainesville who love crossword puzzles," she said.


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Carpool program expands


A memorial for Gainesville Police Department Lt. Corey Dahlem sits
on the corner of West University Avenue and Fletcher Drive, where
he was hit by a truck after the men's basketball national champion-
ship game. GPD patches and blue and black ribbons were attached
to light poles at the corner, as well.


Users must pay


$60 each year
By ARIELLA GUTMAN
Alligator Contributing Writer

If you haven't noticed, it's hard to park at UE
But the faculty carpool program is changing
to weed out cheaters and to ensure that more
people are able to participate.
Beginning this year, only two UF faculty or
staff members are needed to form a carpool. The
program previously required three.
Though the program was free for more than
10 years, UF has now started charging carpoolers
$60 per year, said Scott Fox, the director of UF's
Transportation and Parking Services.
Though an application was used as a "crap
detector" in order to examine those applying
for the decals, some tried to beat the system by
pretending to be part of someone else's carpool
so the others could get the decal, Fox said.
The department hopes the $60 fee will weed
out abuse, he said.
"If you have to pay $60 to register, you won't
just come in claiming you are in someone's car-
pool when you really aren't," he said.
The change to the carpool system was pro-
posed last summer as a part of UF President
Bernie Machen's initiative to make UF's campus
more environmentally friendly.
As part of the overall environmental push
under UF's Office of Sustainability, the carpool
program is promoted as a way to reduce carbon
dioxide emissions, Fox said.
UF has also brought Flexcar, a car-sharing
program, to campus. Flexcar allows faculty, staff
and students to pick up a car parked on campus
and pay an hourly or daily fee to use it.
According to UF Transportation and Parking
Advisory Committee figures, 54 carpools have
been formed under the new program since
January. About 45 percent of the carpools are
made up of couples who are both employees of
UF or Shands at UE.
The department and the committee are look-
ing into reforming the 10 small carpool areas into
fewer zones with more parking spaces, Fox said.


James Albury, a computer support analyst for
the UF Computing Help Desk, said at times he
has trouble parking on campus. He said he has
had to park as far away from the Hub as Lake
Alice.
Albury, who lives in Orange Park, said he
lives too far away to carpool.
He used to have to get to work at 7:30 a.m. to
make sure he had a spot at Library West, he said.
When the library closed for renovation, parking
became limited for him and his colleagues.
He also said that he only knows a few people
in the carpool program and that at times, it can
be restrictive.
"At the beginning of the day or after your day
at work, it is hard to schedule things around be-
ing responsible for getting someone else home,"
he said. "Sometimes people need to pick up their
kids or have appointments to get to."
"The major advantage is that you can
leave campus during the day and
come back."
Michael Katovich
chairman of the Transportation and Parking
Advisory Committee

For people like Albury who aren't sure if
other UF faculty and staff live near them, UF has
contracted the help of an online database called
GreenRide, where employees can find each other
based on location and other preferences, Fox
said.
Users can list as much information as they
want, including what gender they are, whether
they smoke or whether they have a vehicle. .
UF's GreenRide database has more than 170
users registered to date, said Michael Katovich,
the chairman of the Transportation and Parking
Advisory Committee.
With the new program, spaces will be plenti-
ful, Katovich said, because the spots for carpool
parking are in areas where spaces can be added
or taken away when needed.
"We did not think the old program was as ro-
bust as we wanted it to be," said Katovich, who
said that carpoolers are virtually guaranteed a
spot at any time of the day.
"The major advantage is that you can leave
campus during the day and come back," he said.


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Editorial


Too few courses

CLAS deficit hurts all

students
ou spent hours working out the perfect schedule one
that would begin no earlier than 10:40 a.m. and end no
later than 2:45 p.m. each day. You searched for the perfect
elective course so you could keep your Bright Futures scholar-
ship and actually learn something interesting at the same time.
You waited impatiently for your registration time to approach.
You log in to ISIS. You type in the section number.
Crap. Departmentally controlled.
There goes your ideal schedule, all because of the College
of Liberal Arts and Sciences' $4 million deficit. Due to this, the
college has to limit seats in some of its classes, making them
available only to students majoring in those departments. It has
operated on the same budget since 2000 but now has almost
3,000 more students majoring in its departments.
CLAS should be the most well-funded undergraduate col-
lege on campus. Its the largest college on campus, and almost
36 percent of all undergraduates' majors are in one of CLAS's
departments. And just about everyone must take a course
through the college, thanks to general education requirements.
Students with majors in other colleges often use CLAS for
their secondary majors or minors. But this semester and for
the foreseeable future many will be out of luck and stuck with
the leftovers.
These kinds of problems make UF seem more like a trade
school than a high-quality university. Instead of being able to
choose from a wide variety of elective courses, many students
are stuck with the ones the majors didn't fill most likely
lower-level courses.
This is just more evidence in UF's case for the "Academic
Enhancement Program." If CLAS had the 200 additional faculty
members it's vying for, it c6uld offer more courses for majors,
non-majors and even those students looking to take elective
courses for the sake of learning.


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W hat's cheap, con-
venient and has
amazing ben-
efits?
Give up? It's UF's car-
pool program for faculty
and staff.
Yes, for just $60 a semes-
ter each, you and a cowork-
er can carpool to campus.
And some of the best park-
ing spaces are reserved just
for you. We're talking spots
near Shands at UF, Criser
Hall and the Reitz Union.
And UF is making it easier
than ever to qualify.
In the past, at least three
people were needed for a
carpool. But starting May
1, it will only take two to
be eligible.
The change came about
because too few people
were utilizing the program.


But hopefully with the new
regulations, more people
will carpool to campus.
Carpooling is often seen
as a huge pain in the ass
- schedule coordination
and those awkward pre-
coffee conversations come
to mind. But on the other
hand, carpooling reduces
harm to the environment,
traffic congestion, and wear
and tear on vehicles.
And the decal is a quar-
ter of the cost of an orange
decal. Factor in the savings
on the costs of gas, and
that's quite a bit of extra
dough in your pockets.
We hope to see an in-
crease in the number of car-
pool program participants,
because a little extra hassle
is definitely worth the long-
term benefits.


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Bottled water often tap water in disguise


t's at supermarkets and fast food chains. It's at Disney
World and all over campus. It's probably in your fridge
right now.
No, not America's contagious spirit of political har-
mony it's bottled water.
"Wow," you're probably thinking. "I went out of my
way to grab an Alligator so I could read about water."
But wait there's more. That bottled water you crave
may not be what you think it is. There's a good chance the
closest it's come to a mountain or a forest is the pristine
image on the label.
That's right: A whole lot of bottled water is just glori-
fied tap water. And a lot of that isn't even glorified it's
just straight out of the tap.
According to the Natural Resources Defense Council,
about 25 percent of bottled water is tap water, which may
be filtered or just bottled right out of the municipal pipes.
But surely, none of the big brands would do such a thing,
right?
Of course not. Just Dasani and Aquafina Coke and
Pepsi's contributions, respectively, to the bottled-water
craze. They're just filtered tap water with a couple of
added minerals. Dasani, for example, has salt listed as one
of the ingredients just what I look for when my thirst
needs quenching.
And although Dasani is one of the most popular
bottled-water brands in America, it failed to break into
the British market. Brits found out it was just filtered
tap water and became indignant. Soon after, bromate
- a carcinogen was discovered in bottles produced in
Britain. The water was recalled, and plans to crack open
the European market were scrapped. To this day, Dasani
isn't'sold there.
If tap water is significantly altered before it is bottled,
the label doesn't have to say where it came from. But if it


isn't, it's on the label. If the label
says "from a municipal source"
or "from a community water sup-
ply," it's nothing more than tap
water. Take a look next time you're
buying a bottle.
Patrick Barrett So what does this boil down to?
letters@alligator.org Odds are, even if you're a bottled-
water purist, you've consumed
large amounts of tap water, and
- big surprise you're fine. That should be obvious.
One of the perks of living in America is that you can
drink the water here. After all, bottled water that is regu-
lated by the government is held, at the very most, to the
same standard as tap water. And it's only regulated if it
crosses state lines after it's bottled.
Plus, cities must analyze their water and publish re-
ports each year stating exactly what's in it. Bottled-water
companies don't have to.
Some people still feel that the taste of bottled water is
superior. Maybe it is. But consider a blind taste test done
by the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission: Three
hundred participants were offered samples of Aquafina,
Crystal Geyser and San Francisco tap water and asked
which tasted the best. Half picked the tap water, a quarter
picked bottled water and the rest couldn't tell the differ-
ence.
If you want to keep drinking bottled water, go for it.
But when tap water costs about half a cent per gallon, and
bottled water can be 2,000 times more make sure you
know what you're buying. If you can figure out how much
of your water preference is in your head, you can keep a
whole lot more in your wallet.
Patrick Barrett is a junior majoring in Russian. His column
appears on Mondays.


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Drunken driving never an accident
I am writing this in response to Kevin
Friday's letter that appeared in Thursday's
Alligator. Drunken driving is not a mis-
take nor an accident.
There is no excuse at all to even con-
sider drunken driving. I am puzzled and
ashamed that such an irresponsible atti-
tude comes from a graduate student here
at UF.
The typically over-enforcing Gainesville
Police Department let down its guard
for one night to allow us to celebrate in
grand fashion, and now one of the officers'
friends is dead. Good luck with GPD being
lenient next time we have something big to
celebrate.
I fully expect riot gear and tear gas
- all because one person could not con-
trol his alcohol intake, to the point of being
almost three times over the legal limit and
then attempting to drive.
Drunken driving is immature, immoral
and illegal. Yet it continues to happen on a
regular basis.
Why should we forgive someone who
lacks any of these values and takes an-
other's life as a result of his'actions? Most
of us know of at least one person who
has been killed by a drunken driver. It is
something that no one should ever have to
go through.
All of us should take our responsibil-
ity as drivers as seriously as the Gators
basketball team took winning the past two
national championship.


Do you think Joakim Noah does a keg
stand before every game? Does Al Horford
start off each practice with a power hour?
Basketball, along with other sports, is
a difficult and dangerous activity. So is
driving a car. In 2005 there were 16,885
alcohol-related traffic deaths in the United
States, representing 39 percent of all traffic
deaths.
I hope the law enforcement agencies
of this community can tackle the drunken
driving problem in our community with
newfound enthusiasm and energy after
their loss last week. They lost a good
friend, but hopefully something good can
come out of all of this.
To the-Gator Nation, please be respon-
sible adults. If your friends are not being
responsible, offer to drive them home or
find them another safe way home.
Wesley Hetrick
UF employee



Unfair to deny photos, permit Playboy
I found last week's article "Explicit
photos removed from the Pride Month
exhibit" incredibly offensive. The hypoc-
risy of saying in one article that two men
kissing is offensive while the article next
to it said men might get to see the girls in
their classes nude in Playboy magazine is
appalling.
I do not see how a project, whose
purpose was to show individual sexual


identities that did not break any decency
laws could be censored because it might
offend some people. The photos do not
show nudity, and they are presented in a
creative way.
But Playboy is allowed to advertise for
women to appear naked in the magazine.
This contrast portrays the double stan-
dards in our society.
How is it offensive to show two men in
love kissing, while it is inoffensive to pay
women for posing nude in pictures that
are distributed nationwide?
As a gay man, I see the majority telling
me how I should live my life and telling
me what I can and cannot do because it
might offend some. When did this country
decide that the majority is always right
and forget to protect and respect the mi-
norities?
Michael Krug
3BA

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UF leads fight for a smoke-free campus
Let's face it.
Even smokers admit that smoking is
a nasty habit and that it is bad for your
health.
With many serious conditions, such as
coronary disease, cancer and respiratory
problems not to mention bad breath
and discolored teeth resulting from
smoking, it is a no-brainer why UF de-
cided to implement new strategies in its


MONDAY, APRIL 9, 2007 U ALLIGATOR, 7



fight against smoking.
I feel comfortable knowing I will not be
bothered by secondhand smoke when I'm
inside any classroom building or dormi-
tory on campus.
And no smoking is allowed within 50
feet, or approximately three car lengths, of
a building. Thank you, UF, for looking out
for my health.
I am also glad that I don't have to worry
about coughing due to smoke inhalation
when I'm watching a football game in the
Swamp.
I'll have my clean, smoke-free air, thank
you very much!
I remember in 2005, when hookahs
were supposedly the new "cool" way to
smoke and students on campus would set
theirs up on benches in the courtyards of
the residence halls. In came the UF admin-
istration to save the day.
In 2006, hookahs were. banned from
within all housing property, even the
courtyards, with students facing judicial
action for their wrongdoing.
The reason: Hookahs are considered
drug paraphernalia.
I would like to openly congratulate UF
for its efforts in making our air cleaner on
campus.
Send more troops, lay down more laws,
do whatever it takes to win this war on
smoking. I will vote "yes" for a smoke-free
campus any day.
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MULTICULTURAL

Festival celebrates spring


By ALLYSON AYERS
Alligator Contributing Writer

A small, green sheet of paper was creased
and folded into a delicate turtle, right down
to the curves of its feet and its patterned.
shell.
UF freshman Enrique Chan spent 25 min-
utes explaining the complex folds to a small
crowd gathered around a table.
The origami table was one of the activities
at the UF Japanese Club's Spring Festival.
The three-hour event, which took place
Saturday afternoon on the North Lawn, was
the first of its kind at UF.
"Most people know about Japanese cul-
ture through anime, and they get a very
one-dimensional look at what it actually is,"
said junior Amanda Siefman, who studies
Japanese.
The festival included a Japanese tea cer-
emony, a welcome speech from the Deputy


Consul Watanabe of the Consulate General
of Japan in Miami; and a demonstration of
aikido a modem Japanese martial art.
The Japanese Club's roughly 40 active
members started planning the $1,800 event
in January.
"There's more to Japan than just
comics and cartoons."
Cliff Cramer
UF Japanese Club president

Cliff Cramer, a fifth-year student and the
club's president, said he estimated several
hundred people stopped by throughout the
day a number he was proud of because ad-
vertising for the event had started less than a
week before.
"There's more to Japan than just comics
and cartoons," Cramer said. "I hope people
learned that today."


The taste of Brazil


By JASON SILVER
Alligator Contributing Writer

While savoring the pork and rice in
his favorite Brazilian dish feijoada
- on Wednesday, UF junior Renato
Barbosa da Silva said the food remind-
ed him of home.
The dinner he was eating was
just one of the Brazilian Student
Association's seven events last week
geared to spread Brazilian culture and
increase group membership.
While serving food to more than
150 people at the Institute of Hispanic-
Latino Cultures, group Treasurer Julia
Carvalho said the event was such a hit,
they ran out of rice in an hour.
"Food night is always so popular,"


she said.
Caitlin Holmes, a sophomore who
took part in Friday's samba work-
shop at the Brazilian Cultural Arts
Exchange, said the dance is special to
Brazilian culture.
"Brazilian culture is
On very passionate, and the
Campus dance embodies that,"
she said.
Strong planning and
turnouts made Brazil Week a success,
members said.
"It was the best Brazil Week yet,"
said-group President Larissa Galante.
"We are happy so many people got to
experience Brazilian culture, and we're
looking forward to planning programs
like this in the future."


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World of Warcraft kills time, offers gamers an escape


Some admit they've been addicted


By JESSIE COLEMAN
Alligator Writer
jcoleman@alligator.org

Michael Bobek's hands hovered over his
laptop's keyboard, his fingers poised ten-
tatively above the strip of number buttons
across the top.
"Now?" he asked, speaking into the head-
set that hung around his neck.
"Now," a voice confirmed through the
computer.
In a deluge of clicking, Bobek moved in
for the kill. His fingers danced across the keys
with the certainty of hours of practice.
Bobek, a UF sophomore, didn't need to
look at his hands. Instead, his eyes focused
intently on the screen, where his player, a brut-
ish blue-green troll with armor and a sword,
repeatedly sliced into an enchanted horse.
The battle had started, and it would be
another three or four hours before Bobek
could leave the virtual World of Warcraft, a
multiuser, role-playing computer game.
"Hopefully that's all it will take, because I
still have homework to do," Bobek said.
He is one of many UF students who be-
long to World of-Warcraft, which reached 8.5
million players worldwide in March. As the
game's following grows, so does the time
commitment of some players.
Joe DiPietro, an educational technology
graduate student, said more World of Warcraft
players are devoting large quantities of time to
the game. DiPietro researches various aspects
of gaming, including the fine line between
playing as a healthy hobby versus a danger-
ous addiction.
DiPietro said a small percentage of World
of Warcraft players are actually addicted. But
as the popularity grows, symptoms of exces-
sive play -. the sacrifice of relationships,
school, work and other responsibilities will
get worse, he said.
"As online gaming is even more common,
the problems are becoming more common,"
he said.
From his own experience as a player for
about 12 years and from his research, DiPietro
understands the tendency, to become en-
trapped by a game in which success hinges on
time-commitment rather than skill.
In this virtual world, which was created by
Blizzard Entertainment in 1994, players com-
pete against both the game and other users.
Players pick up the game for various rea-
sons some seek entertainment, some seek a


reprieve from reality, and others seek an online
community of friends.
Bobek plays the game almost every night
for at least two hours, and he often plays dur-
ing a three-hour break between his classes.
"To get anything really done, I have to be
able to dedicate a good two to three hours at a
time," he said.
His total playing time over the past year
is about 84 days, eight hours, five minutes
- and counting. Bobek's roommates calcu-
lated that he spent about 20 percent of his year
playing the game. Subtracting eight hours of
sleep a night, Bobek spent about 35 percent of
his waking hours playing the game.

"It's more like a community thing.
Since all of my friends play it,
there's more of a draw to it."
Leah Jackson
UF sophomore


"I remember thinking it was a lot worse,"
Bobek said.
For the other 65 percent of his time, Bobek
is busy. He attends classes, plays on an intra-
mural soccer team, lounges with friends and,
as of recently, has a girlfriend. So far, Bobek
said he manages dating without sacrificing
gaming time.
Occasionally Bobek devotes some of his
extra time to studying. School comes easily for
Bobek, although his grades suffered under a
hard course load last semester (coincidentally
the first semester he devoted significant time
to World of Warcraft). Though he is aware of
the hours he spends on the game, he doesn't
consider his dedication unhealthy.
"It's just what I do for fun," he said. "I
played video games the whole time I was in
high school, and I was valedictorian. I mean,
I'm ..."
Bobek's focus suddenly shifted to the game,
his fingers punching madly at the keyboard. A
few minutes later, after another successful kill,
Bobek came back from his trance.
"Sorry," he said.
Although Bobek says he plays for pleasure,
Eric Storch, an assistant professor of psychia-
try and pediatrics, said other people turn to
World of Warcraft for an escape.
"Sometimes it's a manner of dealing," he
said.
Jon Freda, an SFCC sophomore who will
take classes at UF in the fall, began playing


World of Warcraft in high school with a group
of friends. When they left for college and Freda
stayed home in Fort Myers, he spent hours in
his room playing the game.
In his World of Warcraft prime during
summer 2005, Freda woke up at about 11 a.m.
and played until 3 a.m. or 4 a.m., taking breaks
to go to the gym and eat meals.
"If you don't have anything to do, you
have to fill the void some way," he said. "You
can't just sit around and watch TV."
Although boredom and loneliness origi-
nally motivated him to play, Freda became
trapped in his habit, which he likened to a
crack addiction.
"I was too far into it to stop," Freda said.
"You form guilds, and they become friends. If
you stop playing, you're kind of like backstab-
bing them."
When Freda moved to Gainesville last
year, real-world friends trumped his need to
please his online companions. He recently
started skateboarding and spends more time
outdoors. Occasionally he logs back into the
game, but he plays one or two hours at most.
"Now I actually have people to hang out
with," he said. "I love my roommates. We
hang out all the time."
Like Freda, many World of Warcraft users
make friends through the game, another factor
that causes players to give up their time.


Leah Jackson, a sophomore and a regular
player, met most of her friends online. She
talks with them over the phone or through
Ventrilo, a program that allows people to con-
verse through the computer.
"It's more like a community thing,"
Jackson said. "Since all of my friends play it,
there's more of a draw to it."
Jackson plays about five hours most week-
days and as much as 12 hours per day on the
weekends. She said her mother understands,
but her father worries she is not experiencing
college.
"I feel like I'm not sometimes, but at the
same time, I don't really care," she said.
She said it's hard to meet other gamers at
UF because most are on their computers. Even
when she does find fellow gamers, persuading
them to leave their rooms can be a challenge.
"They are all nerdy, too," she said. "So if
you want to go out, you have to tear them
away."
But Jackson does meet a group of friends
for dinner every Monday. Most of them are
, gamers, but they take a break from their vir-
tual gallivanting to connect over dinner and
drinks at the Pita Pit and Bubble Tea 88 on
West University Avenue.
"That's our time to make time for each
other," she said. "Even though we would
probably rather be playing video games."


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NUTRITION

Drink to your health


By ASHLEY FURROW
Alligator Contributing Writer

Put down that can of soda and open a
bottle of water instead.
A recent study by UniLever Health
Institute in the Netherlands and a nutri-
tion professor at the University of North
Carolina found that about 21 percent of
calories consumed by Americans come
from beverages mostly soft drinks and
fruit drinks with added sugars.
And what people drink can account
for their health just as much as what they
eat.
The problem is that people do not
compensate for the extra calories they
drink by eating less or exercising more,
said Bobbi Langkamp-Henken, a UF as-
sociate professor in the food science and
human nutrition department.
"The bottom line is that moderation
and variety is the key to a healthy life,"
she said.
The increase in the serving size of bev-
erages has led people to consume even
more calories, Langkamp-Henken said.
At a 7-Eleven, people can purchase a
44-ounce Super Big Gulp cup and fill if
with a soft drink. If a person drinks one
of those filled with regular Coke a day, it


will only take six days to gain one pound
if he or she eats regularly and does not
exercise, she said.
Sweetened drinks do little or noth-
ing to curb a person's appetite, and
caffeinated drinks can even increase it,
Langkamp-Henken added.
"The vending machines sell
soda, high-sugar fruit juices and
no milk."
Bobbi Langkamp-Henken
UF associate professor in the food sci-
ence and human nutrition department

Conversely, the healthiest beverages
are water, coffee or tea, and low-fat or
skim milk, according to the study.
Langkamp-Henken said milk is es-
sential to a healthy diet because it has nu-
trients such as protein, calcium, vitamin
-D and iron. She believes that students
drink unhealthy beverages because they
don't have many healthy options around
campus.
"The vending machines sell soda,
high-sugar fruit juices and no milk,"
Langkamp-Henken' said. "The only
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Alter two men's ba-ketball national
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Before fans stormed into the O'Connell
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second consecutive basketball champi-
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a 20-by-15-foot Gators jersey to help raLse
money for head coach Bill Donovan's


chanty of choice.
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up to $10,000, -aid Kim Smithers, a senior
advertising specialist for .Altel which is
sponsoring the fundraiser.
Fans of all ages lined up to sign the
jersey. some leaving messages like "Go
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Greeks dance,

sing for charity
By JASON SILVER
Alligator Contributing Writer
This week, UF's Greek community couldn't stop dancing
and singing: It played a big role in Dance Marathon and a
lip-synching competition.
Delta Phi Epsilon Sorority held its lip-synching competi-
tion, called "Deepher Dude," Thursday at Mojitos.
Lauren Kingsberg, the event's chairwoman, said about
$3,000 was raised for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. She
said the event has a special meaning for them.
Greek "Deepher Dude means a lot to the ladies of
Spai Delta Phi Epsilon because one of our sisters suf-
fers from the disease," she said.
Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity won the overall competition,
which included money raising and attendance. Tau Kappa
Epsilon Fraternity won the lip-synch and dance portions.
The Greek community also had a big hand in the success
of Dance Marathon 2007. More than $100,000 was raised
for the Children's Miracle Network at Shands Children's
Hospital.
The first-ranked Greek pair for money raised was Kappa
Sigma Fraternity and Alpha Delta Pi Sorority. The second-
ranked pair was Kappa Delta Sorority and Delta Tau Delta
Fraternity.
Ryan Merkel, a Kappa Sigma Fraternity member, said
Dance Marathon offers a chance for everyone to participate.
"It's a huge part of our chapter's culture, and the broth-
ers know it goes toward a cause so close to home at Shands
hospital," he said.
The Alpha Epsilon Phi Sorority hosted a Seder dinner for
Greek students on campus for Passover. Erinn Kellner, the
sorority's president, said the chapter was thrilled to have the
more than 120 people that attended the UF Hillel-sponsored
event.
Jason Silver is a UF junior and a member of Tau Epsilon
Phi Fraternity.


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Other stores in shopping center have been robbed


Fundraiser


collects $12K

DONATE, from page 1

ing money in a bucket with newspaper
clippings about the death of Dahlem
taped to it.
"It weighs so much," Gismondi said
about the bucket. "And the best part is,
it's full of 5s and 10s. Hopefully we'll
have a lot to give back."
After the pep rally, SG lobby coor-
dinator Jason Lutin, who organized

said he went to mid-
town and downtown
businesses to ask them
to donate money.
He said some of
the places that agreed
to give to the fund
LUtln.. include Tijuana Flats,
Gator City and Grog
House. Beef O' Brady's is giving all of
its profits from Friday to the fundraiser,
he said.
Lutin, who served with Dahlem on
an alcohol-awareness committee, said
he wanted to help make a difference for
his family.
"It's the right thing to do here,"
Lutin said. "Let's see what we can do
as students. Let's see if we can make a
difference."


ROBBED, from page 1


He estimated that the sus-
pect got away with between
$600 and $700.
He said that the register is
supposed to hold a maximum
of $200, but he didn't get a
chance to empty money into
the safe that night because he
had been very busy.
On Friday at 2 a.m., Djeri
Gabti, a 24-year-old inter-
national student at UF, was
working at the register when
a person he described as a 6-
foot-tall man flashed a semi-
automatic gun at him and
demanded that he throw the
register's money into a plas-
tic Wal-Mart bag, according
to a press release.


The suspect fled with
about $200, MacAllister said.
Gabti had been held up at
the restaurant while work-
ing last summer, MacAllister
said, so this time he "just kind
of took it casually."
No customers were inside
the store when the robberies
happened, MacAllister said.
The suspect in the second
robbery was caught on tape
by restaurant security cam-
erasbut that tape has not yet
been handed over to authori-
ties, MacAllister said.
Because the suspects have
been described as sharing
several physical characteris-
tics they are both young
males weighing about 150
pounds, carrying the same
weapon and wearing ban-
danas MacAllister said he


"The other managers
are just frustrated. We
just really want to get
this guy."
John MacAllister
California Chicken Grill
manager

believes they are the same
person. However, there is
a six-inch difference in the
witness descriptions of their
heights, according to the
press release.
MacAllister said he doesn't
know why California Chicken
Grill has been targeted lately,
but he added that other stores
in the shopping center had
also been robbed recently.
He said that in response


to the robberies, employees
will keep only $25 in the
restaurant register at a time
and will lock the restaurant's
back door.
MacAllister said the res-
taurant will soon be moving
to a corner location within
the same shopping center be-
cause it is nearer to Gumby's,
where foot traffic will hope-
fully deter criminals.
He said his coworkers are
upset about the crime but are
not afraid.
"The other managers are
just frustrated," he said. "We
just really want to get this
guy"
He said that after working
at California Chicken Grill
for three years, being robbed
"is kind of expected with the
territory."


Web site helps those struggling to pay off college loans


REGISTRY, from page 1


running until August, so they didn't get
to make use of their service. They created
the site so other students could.
Ron Anderson, associate director for
student financial affairs at UF, said the
average UF undergraduate accumulates
$14,830 in debt, according to 2004-05 sta-
tistics, the most recent ones available.
He said that figure is below the nation-
al average and UF is still considered to be


fairly moderate in its costs. However, it
generally takes about 10 years to pay
back student loans.
"Obviously, it's good to marry
someone who doesn't have any debt,"
Anderson said.
Education Registry is
Student geared toward wedding
Life and baby shower registries,
but Hernandez said because
of high demand, soon there will be a
"general option" for birthdays or gradu-
ations.
It's free to sign up on the Web site,


but a small percentage is taken out of
the amount going to the student. The fee
ranges from 2 to 6 percent, depending on
how much money is shelled out.
Hernandez and her husband are still
trying to break even, she said. As soon
as they can generate sufficient revenue
from advertising, they hope to eliminate
the fees. For Hemandez, the best gift for
any occasion would be to be free of debt,
and she thinks many college graduates
would agree.
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MONDAY, APRIL 9, 2007 E ALLIGATOR, 13


Gator grads have a lot to look back on

By ALEX TIEGEN
Alligator Staff Writer ...- ..
atiegen@alligator.org -,. ,


As the class of 2007 walks through the
roads and halls of UF for the last time, they'll
leave behind four years of all-nighters, three
national championships and a lot of memories
of drinking.
During their four-year stay in Gainesville,
these graduating seniors followed a new
university president, Bernie Machen, as he
led them into the future from the seat of his
Harley-Davidson motorcycle.
They struggled against a $4 million defi-
cit in UF's largest college and celebrated the
reopening of Library West, which was home
away from home for many
They bid goodbye to one football coach
and cheered a new one as he led them on the
road to the national title.
For graduating criminology senior Robert
Judges, the win was an unexpected bonus.
"I never expected us to win a national
championship," Judges said.
The class of 2007 roared as the men's bas-
ketball team dominated the NCAA tourna-
ment and danced in the streets after winning
two national titles in one year.
When.it graduates, the class of 2007 will
leave with memories of four years of historic
changes at UF.
A New President
While freshmen were still adapting to their
new classes and to the food in the dining halls,
officials were preparing the university for a
regime change in 2003. The then-UF President
Charles Young planned to retire in December
of that year, and the university's highest
governing body was searching for his replace-
ment.
Manny Femandez, the chairman of the
Board of Trustees, said the stressful search
for a new president attracted about 100 can-
didates nationwide. Fernandez said he was
impressed by Bemie Machen's track record as
the president of the University of Utah and the
former provost of the University of Michigan.
And on Oct. 8, 2003, the Board of Trustees
unanimously appointed Machen university
president.
Fernandez said Machen has helped make
UF a better university.


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Library West was remodeled, opening in summer 2006. It took four years to be completed and resulted in a main library for UF
that has 110 general-use computers and 18 study room.


"Today, the university is able to offer a bet-
ter degree than it did four to six years ago,"
he said.
Femandez said Machen has also improved
the university's national and international
reputation and furthered attempts to develop
UF into a top-10 research institution.
But not everyone agrees with Machen's
decisions. Though Judges, the criminology
senior, said Machen has helped the university
evolve, he thinks the president is somewhat
out of touch with the student b6dy.
For example, he said many students dis-
agree with Machen's controversial "Academic
Enhancement Plan," which would add a
$1,000 fee to admission each
academic year.
The First Championship
Following a string of vic-
tories in the NCAA men's
basketball tournament, Judges
was confident that the Gators
under the leadership of
coach Billy Donovan could
bring home the national cham-
pionship on April 3, 2006.
During a party in his
apartment, Judges and his
Friends cheered and yelled as
they watched the televised
game. They all screamed as
the Gators won 73-57 over
UCLA.
"It was kind of surreal,"
Judges said. "Me and my
Friends screamed and hugged.
And then we popped a bottle
of champagne and ran down
to University Avenue."
One student climbed a traf-
fic light as the street erupted in
cheers.
After the game, UF bought
the RCA Dome floor and
installed it in the O'Connell
y/ Alligator Staff Center to celebrate its win.
d with Gato- Joakim Noah was named the
onship. tournament's outstanding


player. campus.


Gators in Glendale
A national championship was a victory the
Gators' football team and its fans hadn't tasted
in 10 years.
Under the leadership of former football
coach Ron Zook, the Gators faced a series of
losses that were dispiriting. But quarterback
Chris Leak and other players recruited in 2003
brought new blood to the team and gave new
hope to Gators fans.
After three years of intermittent wins, Zook
was fired in 2004. For some fans, his name al-
most became a dirty word.
In 2005, athletics director '.., .
Jeremy Foley hired Urban ""'
Meyer as the new head
coach. Some saw hope and ,
a new road to glory. '"..
When Meyer arrived,
Judges was dubious of
the new coach's offensive fl
tactics.
SMeyer forced his players B t lS e TIu
through physically and psy-
chologically grueling days
of mat training and punishment. For example,
if players missed practice because of minor
injuries, Meyer made them carry boulders up
and down stairs.
After two years, the training paid off. The
Gators headed to the championship game
against the Ohio State University Buckeyes
on Jan. 8.
Some predicted the underdog Gators
would lose to the Buckeyes. As the Buckeyes
scored early on, it looked like these predictions
would come true. But as the team dominated
the field, fans knew the Gators had a chance to
win. Multicolored confetti rained down on the
field as the Gators claimed the title.
"It was a dream come true," quarterback
Tim Tebow said.
When the Gators won the game 41-14,
crowds once again poured onto University
Avenue. They pulled down trees and danced
on them, and their screams and cheers could
be heard from the Springs Residence Hall on


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First Black Student Senate President
When she was elected the first black presi-
dent of the Student Senate on March 30, 2005,
it took a moment for Diane Kassim to realize
the full significance of the achievement.
"I couldn't believe that I was the first," said
Kassim, who graduated in 2006. "It's sort of a
shame to think that there still are firsts."
She said her election was due to her loyalty
to the student body and the effort of past black
leaders in Student Government.
Kassim, a former member of the now-de-
funct Access Party, said she
.,, ... ', was popular among stu-
dents because she avoided
'; t, using traditional channels
in advancing through SG.
'...: '-' She said she reached out
to underrepresented cul-
'. tural and political minority
K Ig* groups in SG and focused
on issues important to
(eeb ewaiWK students, such as electronic
voting.
Now a graduate student
at Northwestern University, Kassim still re-
ceives calls and e-mails from students looking
for advice, she said.
Wild West
The university's largest library closed its
doors to the public for more than two-and-
a-half years of renovations on Christmas Eve
2003.
Todd Reynolds, the former president and
former chief steward of Graduate Assistants
United, said the losing was ironic because UF
was losing an important research building at
the same time it was trying to become a top-10
research institution.
He said graduate students, who used the
building as a major resource, were at the time
particularly frustrated.
Though students and faculty could still
access books using the file retrieval system,
Reynolds said he missed the satisfaction of
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There's no place like Gainesville for these UF alums


By DREW HARWELL
Alligator Staff Writer
dharwell@alligator.org

UF alumnihave been known to start careers
everywhere from Australia to Zimbabwe.
Some, however, decide to try their post-
graduation chances in Gainesville.
These graduates university employees,
business professionals and even Gainesville's
mayor have chosen to plant their roots in
the town that trained them.
About 10,000 students in the past 10 years
stayed in Alachua County after graduation,
according to records from UF's Alumni
Association.
The reasons for staying differ, from local
job prospects, graduate school or simply not
wanting to leave.
Members of the Alumni Association's
Young Alumni Committee, who define their
age as "not that young, but not too old," repre-
sent all of these.
The committee, composed of UF graduates
from the past decade who never left the area,
have traded the parties and cheap kegs of their
undergraduate years for monthly socials and
shrimp cocktails.
The allure of Gainesville has yet to fade,
they say.
David Gardner, a UF alumnus and a lo-
cal manager for 21st Century Community
Learning Centers, said.his postcollege job hunt
could have sent him to Orlando or Tampa. He
said the decision to stay, however, was easy.
"Once I got to know Gainesville, I loved it,"
he said. "I absolutely never wanted to leave."
In fact, several committee members say
friends who moved away are jealous of the


Drew Harwell / Alligator
Members of the UF Alumni Association's Young Alumni Committee pose after a meet-
ing Thursday outside of Emerson Alumni Hall.


ones who stayed. Committee members said
many of their out-of-town friends have asked,
especially after championship games, "What
was Gainesville like?"
Alumni who left after graduation, com-
mittee members said, also think the graduates
who stayed are still living the college party
life.
"My friends are like, 'Were you at The
Swamp (Restaurant) last night?'" said Tracy


Brown Wright, a UF alumna and public rela-
tions director for the College of Nursing.
Another committee member chimed in,
"No, I had to work."
The switch from student to staff didn't
come easy, members said.-
"The first year was the hardest," said Mary
Holland, a territory sales manager for Phillip-
Morris Companies Inc. "You're like, 'Where's
my Spring Break? Where's my summer off?'"


Members said the switch brought about a
big shift in responsibility: They had to learn to
wake up earlier, dean up after themselves and
become more self-sufficient.
In some cases, they also had to make new
friends. It's not as easy as it sounds, they said,
in a city so divided by age.
"I thought, 'Where is the group not at the
PTA meetings, not at the retirement home,"
Wright said, "but also not out at the bars until
2 a.m.?'"
Richard Farmer, a business graduate stu-
dent, said the age dynamic sometimes worked
in his favor.
"Being around students," he said, "it
makes you feel younger."
Not everyone, however, planned to stay
here after graduation. For some, such as
Gainesville Mayor Pegeen Hanrahan, the
choice was an accident.
Born and raised in Gainesville, Hanrahan
had many ties to the university where her
three siblings attended and her father was a
professor.
Still, when she was younger, UF didn't
hold much allure for her.
"Most of my friends went away to school,"
she said. "In a way, it was not considered
glamorous to go to UF."
Hanrahan, who was accepted into other
universities, said she was enticed by UF's
awards for National Merit Scholars.
In 1989, when she finished her bachelor's
degrees in environmental engineering and
sociology, she was offered jobs in places like
Atlanta, Orlando and Tallahassee.
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Grads consolidate loans to pay off college debt


By BRITTANY DAVIS
Alligator Writer
bdavis@alligator.org

Cleaning cages and walking dogs
helped Erica Bachellor help to pay for her
education at UF, but she will still graduate
in May owing $23,000 in loans.
She joins thousands of college grads
who have to start paying off loans while
working in entry-level positions.
Bachellor's parents helped her finan-
cially while she was earning her associate
degree from Pasco-Hernando Community
College, which is just north of Tampa. But
when she came to UF in August 2003, she
left home and her parents' pocketbooks
- behind.
Bachellor, an animal sciences senior,
got a job working 25 hours per week at
an animal hospital, but cleaning cages and
taking care of hospitalized animals didn't
pay enough to offset her tuition.
Gradually, Bachellor increased the
hours she worked each week, peaking at
50. But that wasn't enough either. So she
borrowed money from the federal govern-


ment until she reached $23,000.
"That's obviously a lot of money. That's
twice as much as I paid for my car," she
said.
Combined with a full course load,
Bachellor said school has been a struggle.
"While I'm working my overnights, I
typically sleep two hours nu9h i
between going to work w
and going to school," she b
said. "It's very tough. I
have to be able to put a I I (
roof over my head and
put food on the table
first."
Graduating college UFg'lu
is dream for Bachellor,
which is why she was willing to borrow
money. But she acknowledges that taking
out loans involves risk. Six months after
her May graduation, Bachellor will have
to start chipping away at the hefty sum.
"My parents don't have a lot of money,
so I'm relying on my college education
and getting a good job to be able to pay off
that debt," she said.


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Bachellor's uncle, who worked at a
loan consolidation company, helped her
find a manageable payment plan about a
year ago.
"Mine starts with low payments, which
go up so as you make more money and get
more established in your job, you have to
get pay more," she said.
S She's not sure how
gi ne> a gte, long it will take her to
a t pay off the loans, but she
~I(W {U i doesn't worry.
H"I'll just pay them un-
MCJ* til they're paid," she said.
Starting off low and
i 0g aeiJ increasing payments over
time is a common plan,
said Tom Bates, the director of operations
at Debt Regret, a loan consolidation com-
pany.
A consolidation company pays off the
student's loans and then reissues a new
loan for the total of the others. Bates said
when students decide on a plan, they need
to consider whether they expect signifi-
cant salary increases after time on the job.


He also said they should research whether
it will cost them less to have interest on
several different loans, or through the loan
consolidation company.
Students need to check out the loan
consolidation firm's reputation and his-
tory to avoid paying more, he said.
But debt is common among college stu-
dents and many don't consolidate.
Rick Wilder, the associate director of
student financial affairs, said the average
2005-06 graduate owes $15,045 in student
loans.
Wilder said the best advice he can give
students is to borrow as little money as
possible and repay it quickly.
"Failure to pay your loans can affect
your credit, and you don't want to do
that," he said.
Graduating senior Derrick Feinman
hopes to heed that advice.
He owes about $11,000 in student loans,
and he's counting on his future job at the
Denali State Park in Alaska to pay the
loans off within two years.
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By JESSICA PONN
Alligator Writer


After four years in a suburban college town,
it may seem like you've done everything
there is to do here maybe even more than
once.
But just in case you're about to leave
Gainesville without checking out the area's
most popular attractions, be sure to look at
our top-ten list below.

GATORS FOOTBALL GAME: The sights and
sounds of a Florida football game are as
exciting as they are addictive. There's
nothing in the world like cheering at the
top of your lungs for a Gators stop on a
fourth-and-one play at the Swamp. By the
time the third quarter comes around, and
everyone embraces for "We are the Boys of
Old Florida," the 88,000 other fans seem
like family.

UNION STREET FARMERS' MARKET: The
market has offered an intimate, vibrant


setting and a chance to buy goods from lo-
cal farmers since 1996. Every Wednesday
afternoon, you can browse the organic
produce, baked goods and handmade pot-
tery while listening to live acoustic music.
Products include organic coffee, nuts, veg-
etables, fruits, soaps and jewelry.

HOMETOWN PIZZA JOINTS: When it comes
to pizza in Gainesville, there are some clas-
sics that every student must sample before
graduation. Leonardo's By The Slice and
Mellow Mushroom are near campus and
are great options for lunch in the middle
of a day full of classes. Satchel's Pizza is a
bit farther, and you might wait a bit for a
table. But once you bite into that first slice,
it will be well worth the wait.

HARE KRISHNA LUNCH: Even if vegetari-
anism isn't your thing, you may be sur-
prised to find yourself going back for a
free second serving of eggplant, rice and
coconut cake. Dishes vary daily, but are
always "karma-free." Pick up a $3 plate


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Ginnie Springs, an outdoor park in Gilchrist County, is a popular weekend destination
for UF students looking to get away. While there, students can swim, camp and tube
down the Santa Fe River.


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Ben Hill Griffin Stadium is the home to the 2006 national champion Gators football
team. The inside backdrop that reads, "This is the Swamp," makes for a great photo
opportunity.


on the Plaza of the Americas weekday
afternoons.

BASKETBALL GAME: Even before the intro-
duction of national champion athletes, the
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tI'm pushing to get out of debt,
and at the same time, I'm saving
for an emergency," he said.
Feinman said the default on his
loans will he about $50 per month,
but he plans to pay $200.
"Even if the interest isn't that
b,. I'm still a slave to the loan,"
he said.
Feinman said his mom put
herself through college, and she
wanted her son to have the same
experience.
"It's always been a thing. When
the kids go to college, they find
their own way," he said.
Feinman said he got into trouble
when he began using credit cards
to pay his tuition, which turned
out to be a "slippery slope."
A few weeks ago, Feinman
paid his last credit card bill and
happily chucked the cards in the
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worked more, but he didn't want
his grades to suffer from working
too much.
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independent from his parents.
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could tell me where I can go and
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Hanrahan and her boyfriend at the time, who had
also received out-of-town offers, were planning on
moving to Orlando to pursue engineering positions.
But when her boyfriend failed to respond in time,
losing the position to another, candidate, the couple
decided to stay in Gainesville.
"It was sort of a mistake," she said. "I feel terrible
admitting that."
The local job offer she accepted, cleaning up con-
taminated sites for an environmental engineering
firm, was kept until she pursued her master's degree
at UF in 1992.
After that.graduation, she was influenced to stay
because of connections she had formed with the
Alachua County Democratic Party and other organi-
zations.
With 40 years of experience living in the city, and
about three years of experience running it, Hanrahan
said she still loves the town.
"It has all of the opportunities of a larger city the
sports, the culture, medical care, higher ed but you
don't have to put up with the annoyance of living in a
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From a stroll through the SFCC Teaching
Zoo to the familiar taste of red sauce from a
place that's been stuffing burritos since the
1970s, students have plenty of options for
entertaining their families when they visit
during graduation.
Some look for a new restaurant to try for
the first time on Dad's buck, while others will
be sold on The Swamp Restaurant's perpetu-
al game-day atmosphere.
"It has to be local," said psychology senior
Megan Dowdell, 21, about finding an eatery
to show the folks. "Gainesville has good res-
taurants."
Before leaving Gainesville to teach English
in Japan for a year, Dowdell said she wanted
to eat at a local Asian restaurant that she had
not yet been to.
She said she also plans to use one of the
four complimentary rounds of golf that come
with her golf class to play with her father on
the course.
Public relations senior Christopher Hiatt,


22, said he plans to play racquetball with his
father at the Racquet Club.
On the other hand, perhaps to get away
from all the people, Hiatt said he enjoys
taking his parents to the natural wonders
of North Florida, such as nearby Devil's
Millhopper Geological State Park or Paynes
Prairie Preserve State Park.
And he said he will set out time for board
games and desserts at Maude's Classic Caf6,
his "favorite place in the world to be, or at
least in Gainesville."
Restaurants Hiatt said he would take his
parents included pizza staples: Leonardo's
By The Slice and Satchel's Pizza.
But he admitted the thing he loves best at
Satchel's is the salad.
"It's cool. It's in East Gainesville," Hiatt
said. "I like that it's a little escape."
Kyle Fromin, 22, a finance senior, said he
would like to eat barbecue with his mother
and take her to Lake Wauburg for the day if
he had the chance.
Dovi Snipelisky, 22, a food science and hu-
mannutritionsenior and member of Lambda
Chi Alpha Fraternity, said his parents like to
eat at The Swamp when they visit Gainesville.
But for graduation, he said he wants
to go somewhere with a more upscale


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picnic away from campus.


atmosphere, such as Bonefish Grill.
Snipelisky will also take advantage of the
photo opportunities in front of the fountain
at Criser Hall and at the statue of mascots


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Albert and Alberta (left), UF's mascots, stand proudly outside of the Emerson Alumni Hall. Tim & Terry's Music & More (left) is a
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folk rockers can strum their guitars and banjos.


Albert and Alberta near Emerson Alumni
Hall, he said.

A note from the writer:
Graduates, be sure to take your parents to
your favorite places, whether it's a courtyard
on campus or a local bar.
My father was more partial to folk danc-
ing at Tim & Terry's than barhopping in mid-
town but to each his own.
My suggestion is to head downtown and
walk around until you find something that
sparks everyone's interests.
The Top restaurant has a chic-yet-casual
feel to it, and there is a wide range of mod-
erately priced menu items available, in addi-
tion to a full bar.
There are also more upscale options in
the downtown area, but getting a reservation
close to graduation can be tough Dragonfly
Sushi & Sake Company has been taking res-
ervations since April 4.
The Ham Museum and the Florida
Museum of Natural History are great ways to
kill some time on campus.
]But for something a little different, I
would recommend taking in the peaceful
beauty of Kanapaha Botanical Gardens.
Gainesville offers history, art, music and
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physically browsing the stacks.
ieWhen the building reopened
Aug. 2, 2006, students and faculty
eagerly lined up outside the build-
ing for the chance to rush inside
the technologically enhanced and
revamped facility.
"It's like the opening of a Sears,
only there are no shoes," shouted
oipc woman as the guests rushed
through the building's revolving
door.
Domestic Partner Insurance
One of the most significant
achievements of the past four years
was the creation of a domestic part-
ner health insurance program for
faculty, which was implemented in
February 2006.
The program, which is available
for both gay and heterosexual part-
ners living together, was heralded
as the first program of its kind at a
Florida public university.
But after the euphoria died, fac-
_ulty started to notice the program's
flaws.
Since the Internal Revenue
Service requires the money the uni-
versity pays for an employee's plan


as "taxable income," or extra taxable
wages, some employees with the
plan were charged around $5,000 in
extra taxes.
"Initially, it felt like a big step in
the right direction," said Tamara
Cohen, UF's multicultural and
diversity affairs director. "Then ev-
eryone took a step back when they
noticed the issues."
The CLAS Deficit
In summer 2006, word of a $4
million deficit in the College .of
Liberal Arts and Sciences stirred up
controversy on campus.
"I wished it wasn't so public,
because that made it doubly hard to
manage," said Provost Janie Fouke,
who came to the university in 2005.
As UF officials probed into the
issue, they found departments had
been operating without specific
budgets. Misallocation of state and
research money was also evident.
To combat the deficit, college of-
ficials created the controversial five-
year plan in September 2006.
The plan called for budget and
personnel cuts in several college
departments, such as English and
religion.
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Three-time National Champs
As the Gators men's basketball
team battled through the Final Four
in 2007, fans hoped for a repeat of
the previous championship.
And when the team faced the
Buckeyes in the championship
game, the fans got their wish.
Though many flew or drove to
Atlanta for the title game, 11,221
fans flocked to the O'Connell Center
on April- 2 to watch UF beat Ohio
State, 84 to 75.
UF freshman Greg Burr waited
in the hot sunlight outside the
O'Connell Center since 10:30 a.m to
secure good seats for the game.
"I've sweated more in the last
five hours than I have in the past
month," he said
As players stormed the court of
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Short term available. Private Owner. $595-
up. 352-538-2181. Lv msg 4-25-72-2

*SLEEP IN*
*GET TO CLASS ON TIME*
Close to UF!!!
Luxury 1/1, 2/2 flats & 3/3 TH
FREE cable HBO/Show & Tanning
Gated *Alarms Pet Friendly
Oxford Manor, 377-2777
4-25-72-2

**New Luxury Villas"
Fenced yard perfect for pets!
HUGE 1, 2 & 3BRs with W/D
FREE Cable w/HBO/Showtime*
Alarm *Tanning from $510
Limited Space*374-3866
4-25-72-2

** ELLIE'S HOUSES **
Quality single family homes: Walk or bike to
UF. www.ellieshouses.com 352-215-4991 or
352-215-4990 4-25-72-2

WALK TO THE BARS
2 and 3 BR for FALL
Just blocks to campus!
Open late and weekends!
Collegeparkuf.com 371-7777
4-25-72-2

SIGN A LEASE, WIN A PS31 w
Luxury 1, 2, and 3s!
Cable*Tanning*Gated*Sauna
24-Hr Gym*Ask for Fum and RMM
Leasing NOW and FALL! (352) 335-4455
4-25-72-2

ALL PAWS ABOARD
Spread out in a 1, 2 or 3 BR NOW!
Located by Butler Plaza Movie Theatrer
*We Can Help Find YOUR Perfect Home*
For More Details Call Now 373-1111
4-25-72-2

TREMENDOUS TOWNHOMES
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
4-25-72-2


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3 Sublease 8 Electronics 13 Wanted 18 Personals 23 Rides
4 Roommates 9 Bicycles 14 Help Wanted 19 Connections 24 Pets
5 Real Estate 10 For Sale 15 Services 20 Event Notices 25 Lost & Found

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Get yours before it's gone!
Spacious 1, 2, 3, or 4BR close to UF.
w: Includes water, sewer, 2 pools,
On-site laundry, gym, & we love pets!
Call 376-2507 orwww.BivensCove.com
4-25-72-2

SPRING into Something
Spectacular
LUXURY-HUGE 2 & 3 Beds
Cable* PC Lab Tanning *W/D
www.greenwichgreen.net
4-2-72-2

BRAND NEW WASHER/DRYERS
In ALL 3BRs and select 2BRs
FREE tanning, Aerobic Center
Only 1.3 miles to UF
377-7401 www.Boardwalkapt.com
4-25-72-2

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
4-25-72-2

STUDIO APT
60 sec walk to UF. Short term avail. 1 or 2
rooms $425 & up. Call 352-538-2181 4-
25-72-2

We Love Pets
1,2,&3 BR Flats w/Screened Porches
FREE Alarm*FREE Tanjing*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
4-25-72-2

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
4-25-72-2

S MOVE IN TODAY!
Charming 1/1 and 2/1 apartment homes!
Next to UF, Shands, and Butler Plaza!
Water included! Pets welcome!
Rates as low as $5491
Call 352-376-1248
4-25-72-2

Like'em big?
Huge 3BR Ready NOW!
Pool, Alarm, Free UF Parking!
Pinetreegardens.com 352-376-4002
4-25-72-2

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
336-3838 TheLandingsUF.com
Convenient Bus Route!
4-25-72-2

FORGET YOU HAVE ROOMMATES!
Huge 4BR townhomes w/W/D. 1662 sq.ft.
FREE gym membership and FREE cable!
352-332-7401 4-25-72-2

Fight the squirrels, not Traffic
Bike to class, pets welcome
HUGE 1, 2, & 3 BRs
Awesome pool w/BBQ
Aerobic Center 377-7401
4-25-72-2

LIVE THE LIFE
Allclusive Ind. leases
Big 2/2s 3/3s & 4/4s
Filling fast Lease now
373-9009 4-25-72-2

Sign a lease, Win a PS3!
Luxury 2/2 and 3/2!
Cable*Tanning*Gated
24-Hr Gym*Fum Avail
Leasing Now and Fall! 367-9910
4-25-72-2

1st MONTH FREE
1BR Villas Starting @ $499. Please call: 352-
375-3077 or 352-373-2818 4-25-72-2


U For Rent
unfurnished


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
8-15-168-2

Skip the Roommate Nightmare
Studio Walking Distance to UF: $565/mo
Pet Friendly/Wood Floors/New Kitchens
www.LiveNearCampus.com 376-6223
4-25-72-2.

Available in April
Walk to UF Studio $390
1 Br $450 2 Br house $550
Gore-Rabell Realty 378-1387
www.gore-rabell.com 4-25-65-2

2 bedroom WOOD FLOORS
GREAT FOR PETS!
Across the street from UF
Open late and weekends
Collegeparkuf.com 371-0769
4-25-60-2

ONLY 2 BLOCKS TO CAMPUS
1 bedrooms and studios for fall
Wood floors avail, pets ok
Open late and weekends
371-0769
4-25-60-2

EVERYONE LOVES A THREESOME
Join in-Live Downtown This Fall!
Luxury 3 Bedroom/3 Bath Townhouses
Lots of Perks- w/d, lofts, cable & intemet
Get 'em while they're hot! 338-0002
4-25-58-2

Save $$$! Move-in TODAY!
2BR, 3BR or 4BR Ask about our 2006 rates!
376-2507 or www.bivenscove.com
4-25-65-2

**LUXURY APTS**
CLOSEST TO CLASS
2BR/2BA available for Fall
www.LookingGlassApartments.com
111 NW 16th St. #1. Call 376-1111
4-25-56-2

1BR & 2BR/1BA apts with W/D, cent H/AC,
DW, ceramictile, private patio. Pets arranged.
Off SW 34th St. Near bus route. From
$630/mo. 377-1633 www.lenoxcomer.com
4-25-50-2

MOVE IN TODAY
1BR and STUDIOS
Walk to UF!
From only $589
371-7777
4-25-62-2
*ABSOLUTE LUXURY*
2/2 Town Homes & 3/3 Flats
FREE Water *Cable Tanning* Gym
Roomate match available
Leasing NowlFall 379-9255
4-25-20-2

www.10houses.com
3BR house for August in quiet area.
cute, clean, cent. H/AC, W/D, wood
floors, nice yard. Bike to UF. $1055 e-mail
nancy@10houses.com or call 352-336-6116
4-13-35-2

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.
4-13-25-2

2158 sq ft4/3 home rent/sale NWGville mins
from campus. Appliances stay, remodeled,
wd firs, 2 car gar, deck, 1/2 acre, beautiful
landscaping, low utils, fenced. $1,550/m,
$2K SD. 3120 NW 31st Blvd, 352 466-0358
4-12-30-2

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
4-25-36-2

Space, Solitude and Disposable Income
Beautiful, Spacious home on wooded land-
scaped lot, 8rms + 400 sq ft porch. 3BR/1BA,
bike to UF, W/D, $1270 + util. No pets.
Available August. 275-1259 4-16-30-2

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


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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-
34-2

0001 BR APT, $515/mo****
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-
25-32-2

University Area rentals!
Watch our Websitel
www.rentgainesville.com
Union Properties, Inc.
373-7578 4-25-32-2

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
Park. $750-$1200.
Garland Condos off NW 13th Street. End
unit Townhouse w/Alarm System, W/D
hookup and Pool onsite. 2BR 2.5Bath @
$1,000/mo.
Union Properties, Inc. 373-7578 4-25-
32-2

**GOTTA SEE**
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.
4-20-28-2

1 & 2 Bed Cottages & Apts
Starting at $520/MO. Cent AC., W/D hkups.
Close to downtown & UF. Cute & MUST SEE!
See photos & info: www.rentalworkshop.com
352-870-0904, 318-4553 4-11-20-2

HOUSES! 1-4BR $450-$1500
All walk to UF & on bus routes, W/D hook-
ups, Hardwood, central AC, porches, pets
OK, See photos @ rentalworkshop.com
870-0904, 318-4553 4-11-20-2

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-
1505 4-25-29-2

******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.
4-10-18-2

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
4-20-20-2

WALK TO SHANDS/VANET SCH. Large
2BR, Downstairs, CH/A, fans, carpet,
Laundry on site, pool, parking, quiet. 2BR
-$700-$750. Avail Summer/Fall. 352-376-
0080 or 352 284 3873 4-25-26-2

AVAIL NOW. ADORABLE 3/2
3BR/2BA HOME 1500 sq ft. Screened porch,
laundry room. 4300 NE 17th Terr. $850/mo
1st & $1000 req'd to move in. 352-318-3830
4-10-15-2

AVAIL NOW. 5BR/2BA HOUSE
815 NW 7th Place. $1200/mo. Big yard, 10
min walk to UF. Call 352-318-3830 4-10-
15-2

"PRIVATE VILLAS"
Singel-story close to UF
1BR ONLY $529
2BR $699 + FREE Water
NOW & FALL 375-1519
8-15-51-2

"LIVE ALONE**
1BR VILLA ONLY $519
1/2 mile to UF & Butler Plaza
Walk-in closet! Alarms avail
375-3077 Avail NOW & FALL
8-15-51-2

NO ROOMMATE HASSLES
Private Villas next to Butler Plaza
Studios $499*1 BR $549
"FREE WATER**
Call for Fall"377-2596
8-15-51-2


CLOSEST to UFIShands
Enjoy privacy & convenience
1BR Villa ONLY $529
Duckpond*POOL*Alarm avail
Leasing FALL Fast! 372-4835
8-15-51-2

*Affordable & Nice*
Gym*POOL*Alarm avail
1BR $539+FREE water
Phase I 2BR ONLY $699
Phase II 2BR from $829
Great Location*SW 34 St
CALL TODAY! 376-0828
8-15-51-2

HUGE 1BR ONLY $499
Single-story Villa in NW
Private patio*Full kitchen
Alarm avail*Pool*Laundry
Lease Now/Aug 372-3826
8-15-51-2

ONLY 1 MILE to UF!
Across from NEW Starbucks!
HUGE apts*Pool*Laundry
2br $699 3br $869
Open Aftemoons*378-1755
8-15-51-2

Desired 4BR, 5BR, 6BR Houses Available
Great Sizes & Location.
Family Discounts Available!
Call 352-682-7424 4-10-15-2

******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-
2184 4-10-18-2

Recently upgraded & quiet spacious 3BR/
2BA house. New paint, blinds, carpets &
tiles, well equipped kitchen, extra space
for home office or kids play room. Central
HT/&AC, ceiling fans, auto irrigation system,
W&D hookup, carport. NW Aarea, 5 min to
Law School. For sale or long term lease No
Section 8. 352-375-6754 4-19-20-2

3BR condo off SW 20th Ave
Nice. POSSIBLE RENT-TO-OWN. $750/mo.
352-373-2728 4-13-20-2

**WALK TO UF**
From any of our 2 or 3BR' ClassicApts or
Vintage Homes Starting @ $600/mo. -
Come by & pick up one of our availability
lists @ 821 NW 13th Street or call 375-8256
4-25-22-2

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-
3838 4-9-10-2

Great Houses for rent
Close to UF fenced yard
Email: SBR@JacksonLLC.com
918 NW 39th Ave. 3/1 $800
1614 NW 21stAve 4/2 $1000
3700 NW 21st PI 3/2 $1000
600 NW 54th Ter 3/2 $1150
4-25-21-2

COZY GATOR
Several cute & clean vintage apts & houses
avail Aug. Most have wood firs, cent H/AC,
W/D, located near downtown & UF. Call
352-338-7670 or visit www.cozygator.com
5-15-22-2

6 BLOCKS TO UF.
1BR/1BA, 750 sq ft. $500/mo incl water. Avail
April 1st. 1313 NW 7th Ave. Call 871-6413
4-25-21-2

***CUTE COTTAGE CLOSE TO UF***
2BR/1BA quiet, secluded, upscale 0 900 sq
ft W/D, covered patio 0 $700/mo No
pets 0 1607 1/2 NW 12th Rd AvailApril 1.
* Ph 352-466-4171 4-11-10-2

Apt. in Historic house hardwood floors, lots of
charm, W/D, quiet, 2 blocks from downtown.
Studio or 1BR avail April, May or Aug. 304
NE 6th St. $400-525/mo. 379-4952 4-25-
20-2

SUNDOWNE STUDIO APARTMENT
$439/mo includes water. $35 application fee,
on bus route 1 behind Butler Plaza. Available
move-in May 1. jlgillice@yahoo.com 443-
786-4408 4-12-10-2


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CHEAP RENT!
Move-in today! 1/2April FREE!
1 BR/1BA apt. $479/mo + utils. No security or
last! Renewable lease in Aug. Laundry/Pool
and close to campus. 352-505-0497 4-12-
10-2

3BR/2BA, large fenced yard. Firepace,
W/D, 2 car garage. Move-in June 1. Non-
smoker. $1025/mo. 6413 NW 30th Terrace.
Call 305-905-2289. 4-25-18-2

Luxury Brand New Nantucket Walk Condo
3 blks to UF! 2BR/2BA 920 sqft Stainless ap-
pliances, granite countertops, carpet/tile firs,
full size balcony, reserved parking space,
W/D $1600/mo www.NW309.com 397-6795
4-25-18-2




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Brand new 2BR/2BA condos for rent 3 blocks
from UF. Be the first to live in these luxurious
and beautiful condos. $1600 per month. Call
352-375-8256 4-25-18-2

Palm Villas Apartment
Quiet Luxury 2BR/2BA, 18' ceiling in
living room. ON RTS rt. 12 runs ev-
ery 10 min to Reitz $959 monthly. See
www.bellaproperties.net. Call 335-5424
4-25-18-2

SW 2BR/1BA unit in quad. New stone
kitchen countertops & fridge. Ceramic tile,
ceiling fans, cent H/AC, W/D hk ups, sec
lights. $625/mo 900 sq ft. Optional sec sys.
850-556-8602 4-9-5-2


1 BLOCK TO UF
1112 SW4thAve. 1BR $700. Approx 800 sq
ft. Call Michael 331-2100 4-25-16-2

Available May 1, 2BR/1BA duplex in NE.
Fenced yard. Quiet and shady. Bike to down-
town and campus. No traffic in east G'ville!
Close to grocery and laundry. $600/mo. Call
Jackie Davis 352-219-3789 4-17-10-2







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Adorable apartment on Tower Rd. 2/1 nice
bkyard, W/D, new fixtures. Great for small
family, quiet. Move in today $725. Sm pet
welcome. Call 352-372-6502 You'll love itl!
4-10-5-2

1BR/1BA no lease, Courtyard 2 mi to UF-on
bus line, quiest neighborhood, next to park.
Free water, CH/AC. No pets. $440 + $440
sec dep. Call 374-7175 4-10-5-2
AVOID THE TRAFFIC @ WALK TO CLASS
2 Bedrooms for Falll!!
Starting at $770/mo
Wood floors, W/D avail
Pet Friendly, Pool
Walk to campus!
352-378-2221 4-25-16-2

ROLL OUT OF BED $ INTO CLASS
SIGN & MOVE-IN HERE TODAY!
Studio apartments starting @ $554
All utilities included! Walk to campus!
Pets welcome, Pool. www.collegemanor.org*
352-372-7111 4-25-16-2

WALK, STUMBLE OR DRIVE
Studio, 1 + 2 Bedrooms
Sign now for Fall, be close to it all!
Wood floors, W/D avail.
Pet friendly, Pool
Walk to campus!
352-378-2221 4-25-16-2

WANT TO WALK TO CLASS?
2BR near campus that won't last long.
Recently renovated. $850 per month plus
dep. Available 8/1. Call 843-0582 to see.
4-10-5-2

**8 BLOCKS TO UF**
2BR/1 BA largeApt Central AC/Heat,
Island Kitchen, 900 sq ft. $650-$700/mo
821 NW 13th St. Call 375-8256
4-25-15-2

**5 BLOCKS TO UF**
Beautiful 2BR/1BA
w/hardwood floors & fireplace. A must see.
$1200/mo. Call 375-8256
4-25-15-2

**8 BLOCKS TO UF**
Huge 3BR/1BA house w/big yard, W/D
hook-up. $1500/mo @ 1231 NW 9th Ave.
Call 352-375-8256
4-25-15-2

MASTER BEDROOM.
Private bath. Avail May 1. Beautiful house
w/wood floors, fireplace, new appliances.
Rent $450/mo incl everything. 561-389-8017
4-12-5-2


3/2 house, 1600 sq ft, professional neigh-
bors. 3 miles S of Shands. Berber carpet,
no pets, N/S, all appliances, fireplace, safe,
quiet, many trees, big porch, ideal for grads.
$1200 Prof. Price 378-4005 4-12-5-2


2BR/2BA UNFUR CONDO
avail 05/01. W/D & DW in condo. $785/mo.
Call Sarah 954-937-2464 4-12-10-2


TERM LEASE OK
No App or pet fee. Large 2BR unit. On cul-
de-sac. 825 SW 62 Terrace. $395/mo. 352-
331-2099 4-20-10-2

LUXURIOUS VICTORIA STATION CONDO
Avail 5/15. 2BR/2.5BA. Year lease. Near
campus. 3 bus rts. W/D in unit. No pets.
$950/mo. Call 954-242-4633 or email
kvabraham@aol.com 4-13-5-2

STUNNING LARGE 1920's historic home just
fully restored. 3BR/1.5BA near UF & shop-
ping. Quiet, heart-pine floors, ceiling fans,
A/C & heat, laundry. Beautifully landscaped.
$1500/mo. Call 373-5295 4-25-13-2


A MUST See For FALL!!
Spread out in our Huge 3BR!
Pool*GYM*Clubhouse*Paws Welcome
Park @ UF Free*10 Steps to Butler Plaza
For More Details. Call Now 373-1111
4-25-13-2

1BR 1BA1BLKTO US!
AVAIL NOW! Can't hold for Fall!
Grad II Apts. 1236 SW4th Ave
Central H &Air, Carpet, Includes
Wtr, Swg, Pst Ctrl, Garbage $500/Mo
Laundry Facilities. Call Merrill
Management Inc. 352-372-1494 4-13-5-2

PLANTATION OAKS
2/2 condo overlooking Golf Course
1200 Sq. Ft. $1000/MO, F & L+ $500 dpst
11426 NW 67th Terrace.
Call Merrill Management Inc. 372-1494 4-
13-5-2

2BR 1BAApt 5 Blks to UF
St. CroixApts $650/Mo
840 Sq Ft. Central H& Air,
Laundry Facilities, Inclds
Wtr, swg, pst contri and Garbage
829 SW 5th Avenue. Call
Merrill Management Inc. 372-1494 4-13-5-2




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ACROSS FROM UFI
2BR 1 BAApts Avail for FALL:
1234 SW 1st Ave. $750/Mo
1238 SW IstAve. $650/Mo
216 SW 12th Street $625/Mo
829 SW 5th Avenue $650/Mo
1BR 1BAApts for FALL:
1029 SW 3rd Ave $500/Mo
1218 SW 3rd Avenue #13 $450/Mo
Drive by and call Merrill Management
Inc. 352-372-1494 4-13-5-2

HUGE 4BR/4BATOWNHOUSE '
10 min from campus. 1700 sq. ft., large
BRs, pool, tennis ct, large living rm, patio
$350 $400/rm. eamil: amyprce@ufl.edu
4-20-10-2





LARGE 1BR THE POLOS Apr 1 Jul 31. I
will pay $300 fee. Pets ok. Rent $550/mo.
Bus routes 9 & 35. Screened patio. Fitness
center, pool, computer lab, tanning salon &
more. Call Jason 941-585-1079 4-25-47-3

Sublease at Gainesville Place Apts
2800 SW 35th Place
Early May -August 7 $509/mo
Pool, Tennis, Weights and More
727-439-7094 4-17-25-3

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

SUMMER SUBLEASE
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
4-10-15-3

CAMPUS LODGE sublease 2BR/2BA avail-
able in a 3/3. Fully furnished, W/D, utilities
included. Avail April August. Contact 352-
281-8131 4-11-15-3

LIVE IN ROYAL PALMS for the
SUMMER! May July 31st
1 min walk to Norman Hall.
2 Bedrooms Left Price Neg.
More Info Call Jill 904-591-5563 4-13-15-3

LEXINGTON CROSSING
Summer sublease, male, 1Br/1BA fur in
4BR apt, on Bus Route, Close to UF. $470
mo includes utils,.DSL, Cable. 904-744-4609
4-13-15-3

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

College Manor 1BR/1BA. Across the street
from UFI Unfurn. No roommates! Avail May
- Aug for $400/mo w/o utils. Call 585-507-
2601 4-9-10-3

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-
226-6601 4-9-10-3

1 BR/1 BA avail in Madison Pointe. Large apt.
August PAID. Pets ok. May to Aug. Call Liz
727-459-6824 4-9-10-3

The Reserve @ Kanapaha!!
1BR in 3BR/2BA. W/D, satellite, DSL, pool,
gym, everything brand new!! Huge apt! Only
$340/neg available immed thru 7/31. Call
305-281-9960 4-10-10-3

QUIET 1BR ON SW 20TH
Low rent. On the busline, easy walk/bike to
UF. Sublease any May-July. Apt incl security
system. Call Christopher 859-630-9353 4-
10-10-3
1BR/1BA 5 min from campus May Jul
renew opt. W/D inside, pets allowed
$775/mo. Call for info 941-661-4119 or
michelle.rm@gmail.com 4-10-10-3

Estates 3rd Fir avail May 6th
2BR/2BA $560/room OBO
Fully furnished, utilities, W/D
3 min to campus, 2 buses
352-375-8935 leave msg. 4-13-10-3


5 Subleases


Sublease from 5/1 7/31. $325/mo. 1 room in
4BR/1.5BA apt. Furnished. Individual lease
& girls only. At LaMancha 914 SW 8th Ave.
Close to UF. Call 352-328-9502 4-20-15-3

2/2 townhouse style apartment close to cam-
pus available for Summer C. $400 per room
a month plus utilities or best offer. Furnished
upon request. Cable and water included in
rent. Call 352-214-0705 or 352-682-6508
4-13-10-3

1 bedroom in two bedroom 1 bath house
available May-August next to law school.
Walk to bars or class. $390 per month every-
ghing included. Washer, Dryer& Dishwasher.
850-443-4349 4-9-5-3

<1 MILE FROM SHANDS! 1BR/1BA
in 2BR/2BA. May-Aug. Furnished,
tile, W/D in apt, pool, gym.
5 buses. $399/mo + utilities
mt04c@ufl.edu, 239-253-1610 4-9-5-3

***2 BLOCKS FROM CAMPUS!!!*** -
Available from May 1st on. 920 SW Depot
Ave. 1BR luxury apt w/laundry facilities. Pets
welcome. Beautiful trees: $425. Call Camila
352-275-1341 or 352-392-1281 4-16-10-3

Sublease at Campus Club Apts.
1BR/1BA in 4BR/3BA. 4000 SW 37th Blvd.
Early May -August 10. $350/mo negotiable.
Everything included. W/D, gym, pool 352-
226-7999 gator240@ufl.edu. 4-9-5-3

COLLEGE MANOR Across from UF & 2
biks from stadium. May-Aug 1BR/1BA apt.
$529/mo. Eigher parially fum or unfurn. Pvt
& peaceful living. Call Linda 850-453-1291 or
linda@optimesolutions.com 4-25-17-3

Summer sublease May Aug. Melrose
Apts. 1BR/1BA out of a 4/4. $399/mo OBO.
Everything included. Furnished. Contact
561-801-5353 4-25-17-3

Summer Sublease @ Courtyards Apts
1BR in 2BR/1.5BA. $499 neg, incl
fum, util, cable, internet, pool
Walk anywhere on campus!
Female only. 305-608-8181 4-10-5-3

Studio for summer $475/mo w/
utilities, basic cable, parking.
Furnished or unfurnished
1 block east of UF. 1 min. walk
contact Eric 352-262-9385 4-10-5-3

SPYGLASS APTS
Only $480/mo (now regular $625/mo). 1BR/
1 BA in 3BR/3BA. Fully furn, all utils included.
Females only. Avail now July 31. Easy bus
access, pool, fitness. Contact Jill @ 850-598-
0594 4-10-5-3

1 MIN FROM UF!!
Sublease for Summer C located behind the
Swamp Restaurant. $300/mo + utils OBO.
1BR furnished in 3BR/1.5BA. Call 941-380-
1783 4-17-10-3

Gainesville Place Sublease
Female roommateed needed for 1BR/1BA
in 2/2 apartment Avail May-Aug 7. Offering
$400/mo,. everything included, great Deal!
Call Jennifer 352-422-6225 4-10-5-3

AVAILABLE NOW! Luxurious and spacious
room in 3/3 apt. Fully furnished, internet,
close to campus. Wonderful roommates.
Hidden Lake Apartment Complex. Female
roommate needed. Email: anrao@ufl.edu
4-17-10-3

CAMPUS LODGE Available now. All utilities
incl., cable, HBO, Internet, 1BR/1BA in 3BR/
3BA. $509/mo. Call Ryan at 772-370-5203
Rent negotiable. 4-10-5-3

SUMMER APARTMENT SUBLEASE
1BR/1 BA $395/mo
Close to UF Campus
off 34th near Hilton Hotel
Call 352-331-5045, 352-353-5104 4-10-5-3

SUMMER SUBLEASE in University
Commons. Only $310/mo + 1/3 utils. Own
bathroom, furnished, close to UF. Coed apt.
Call 321-795-8789 or asmith87@ufl.edu 4-
10-5-3

Available now. Spacious 3BR/2BA apt. 1096
sq ft. Near major shopping center. Near bus
routes to UF & mall. Quiet area great for
students. Call 321-663-9499. Liz 4-10-5-3


9 1 Subleases

Sublease May-Aug or Jun-Aug 1BR/1BA at
Gainesville PLace. Furnished, all utils., W/D
in apt, internet, cable incl. Great amenities,
bus route, $425/mo. Laura 850-450-6962
4-17-10-3

$489/mo apt within one mile from UF main
campus. Includes water, 1BR/1BA, kitchen
and living room, room furnished, pets al-
lowed. Please contact Frank at 786-853-
8898 4-10-5-3

CABANA BEACH summer sublease $375/
mo OBO. Private room/bathroom, all utili-
ties incl. Cable/internet, poolside, fumi!!ed.
Availa May 4. Katie 850-685-8918 4-10-5-3

1BR APT FOR SUMMER Only $400/mo! 3
blocks to UF! Behind sorority row. Carpet,
A/C, clean, no smoking! Call Chris 772-713-
4788 4-10-5-3

Large, furnished 1/1 w/backyard <1 mile from
campus. 20, 21 bus route. Plenty of parking,
no towing, pets ok. $549/OBO. Available
May. Call 954-812-4260 4-11-5-3

$439/mo includes pvt BA
All utilities, internet, & cable. W/D in unit,
2 swimming pools, fitness rooms & much
more. Shared by three other rooms. Contact
Sandy 226-9184 4-11-5-3

Available now! 1BR in 3/2 Royal Village 3
biks from UF. W/D + util incl! $460 great
summer place! Female only. Call Katie 727-
418-8097 or kdelia@ufl.edu 4-18-10-3

Summer Sublease!
HUGE 1 bed apt avail. May 1st Aug. 8th
On Bus Rt 16 and 43. Close to UF and Vet
School. Pet fee paid! Only $585/mo Water/
Garbage incld. Call 514-0962 4-11-5-3

LIVE DOWNTOWN
2BR/2BA summer sublease 1 blk from
Dragonfly/Starbucks Low rent!
Josh.Manning@yahoo.com 352-328-4189
4-18-10-3

Hidden Lake summer sublease May Aug.
$550 w/utils. W/D incl, cable/internet. On
bus route, only 2 mils from campus. Contact
Jesica 305-467-1318 4-12-5-3

ROOM FOR RENT $345/MO
1BR/1BA avail May-Jul all utils & W/D irt. 2
pools, gym, Freq bus rt #16. Treehouse apts
on SE 16th Ave. Please call 239-247-2459
4-12-5-3

ROYAL VILLAGE APTS
1BR in 4BR/2BR. May-Aug Walk or take bus
to campus. Fum, W/D, free tanning beds,
exercise room, pool, cable, internet. $400/
mo.incl utils. Call Stephanie 407-716-0067
4-19-10-3

Summer sublease @ Gainesville Place Apts.
1BR/1BA, furnished, all utils incl. From May
- Aug. Only $400/mo! Male only. Call Robert
352-219-6236. artienano@yahoo.com 4-
12-5-3

STONERIDGE APTS
1BR/1BA in a HUGE 3BR/3BA. $360/mo +
utils. W/D, balcony, DSL,Cable. Avail May -
Jul 18. Call 772-360-5262 4-19-10-3

HUGE room completely furnished with pri-
vate bath for summer sublease mid-May to
mid-August. Rent $475/mo includes every-
thing. Great deal! 561-389-8017 4-12-5-3

Tivoli Summer Sublease May 5th Aug 5th.
$200/mo + GRU & COX Furnished $100 dep
1BR/1BA in 3BR/3BA, female only, great
roommates, on bus route 13, W/D incl. No
towing. Call Shannon 407-474-9241 4-9-2-3

Summer sublease May 7 End summer B.
1BR/1BA huge walk-in, huge private patio,
pets welcome. Lots of parking $565/mo +
$150 lease transfer. Call Christian 786-53-
4584 4-12-5-3

$390/mo all utilities included
May-August
University Commons
Close to campus.
239-470-1734 4-12-5-3

SUBLEASE
Available May-August w/renewal option.
Melrose Apts. $414/mo, everything included.
1BR/1BA in a 3/3 female apt. Call 561-'W1-
5835 4-13-5-3


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Subleases


NO DEPOSTIII 2 rooms open in 3BR/3BA
Stoneridge new phase early May-late July.
Rentl$364, huge room, wic, unfurnished,
Wi patio 727-419-5953/305-505-0577 4-
9-1-3

SUMMER SUBLEASE
1BR/1BA in 3BR/3BA, 1 male, 1 female
roommate, Oxford Manor. $300/mo + util.
Available 2nd week in May lease to end
of July. mander04@ufl.edu, 904-349-2507
4-20-10-3

2Bt#available in 4BR/4BA for Fall '07.
1700 sq ft townhouse 10 min from campus.
Beautiful area w/pool, tennis ct, patio, full
remodeled kitchen, large living rm, $350/mo
amyprice@ufl.edu 4-20-10-3

Female Sublease Wanted Fall
No-smoking Campus Club $375/mo
Share BA 4BR/3BA furn, W/D, cable
Inet, util incl, pool, gym, bus
Call Erin: 321-591-3761 4-13-5-3


ll Roommates


Roommate Matching HERE
Oxford Manor 377-2777
The Landings 336-3838
The Laurels 335-4455
Cobblestone 377-2801
Hidden Lake 374-3866
4-25-72-4

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

Master BR avail in huge home. 2 profs need
mature 3rd. Digital, wireless, W/D, yard serv,
2 bus rts, quiet area. SW G'ville. Avail Now-
July $300 + utils. davem@ufl.edu 4-13-40-4

Rockwood Villas
2BR/2BA for rent, W/D, all appliances, $425/
room + sec dep, call Abby 352-281-5617
4-9-60-4

FEMALE ROOMMATES WANTED for 4BR
furnished pool.house. $450/mo + utils. 1
mil *om campus on bus route. Non-smoker.
No dogs. Avail June. Call 954-899-7197 4-
25-29-4

Room avail in 4BR/3BA house off NW 16th
Ave between SFCC & UF. Cox cable & HS in-
temet, new carpet & ceiling fans, DW, W/D &
new oven. $430/mo all util incl. *ANOTHER
ROOM* $360/mo util incl 352-328-4995 4-
10-15-4

ENJOY A ROMANTIC OLD HOUSE
Near library downtown. $285-$360/rm + utils.
Free internet access. Short term. No pets.
No smoking. 378-1304 4-10-15-4

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
4-20-20-4

FEMALE -ROOMMATE NEEDED for 2BR/
2BA apt at Looking Glass Apts. $625/mo.
Steps from UF. Call 954-494-9856. Avail Fall
2007. 4-16-15-4

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 4-9-10-4

1BR/1BA IN SPACIOUS HOUSE
Quiet neighborhood. W/D. $525/mo utilities
included. Call Moji 352-870-4684 4-10-10-4

FEfl-LE ROOMMATE WANTED
for nice NW home between UF and SFCC.
$325. Go to www.UFtutor.com/room for de-
tails. 4-10-10-4

Available now. Quiet pvt BR/BA in Southfork
Oaks condo near UF. No smoking/no pets.
$425/mo + 1/3 utils. $300 dep. Lease length
neg. 284-3961 4-20-16-4

Responsible female roommate wanted, non-
srn er, 2BR2.5BA townhouse, includes W/
D, electric, water, cable, highspeed internet,
on bus route, 2 miles from UF. $475/mo. Call
904-703-7262 4-13-9-4


Ul. Roommates

1 or 2 rooms available in 4/2.5 May Aug.
Longer term possible. $400/mo + 1/4 util.
Great house. Close to campus. Nice big
backyard. Call 352-262-3662 or 352-219-
5758 4-9-5-4

Female roommate needed. 1BR for 4/2.5
new townhouse, 10 min from UF by car
or bus, all included. $430. 954-557-4769/
baezwpa@bellsouth.net 4-25-17-4

Room in house close to campus, Publix, and
movie theatre. $460/mo includes utilities,
cable, phone, internet, and own bathroom.
Washer/Dryer. Deposit required. Call 239-
216-3557 4-10-5-4

Female roommate needed for fully furnished
3BR/3BA condo in Windsor Park $515/mo.
Call 352-384-3722 for more information.
Available in the fall.. 4-24-15-4

2 M/F needed to share 3BR/2BA apt across
from UF $300/mo utils included. Large
rooms, pets ok. For more info call Josh 908-
892-4271. leave a message. 4-17-10-4

Looking for 1 roommate. Non-smoking, no
pets, UF students ony. Included: satellite TV,
internet, alarm system, pool, on bus route,
free parking., large rooms, kitchen, fireplace.
Please call Joanna 561-329-9739 for details.
4-10-5-4

2 roommates needed. Share bath, separate
BR in 4BR/3BA house with pool. Want stu-
dents. No smoking. No pets. Close walk/bike
to UF. $375/mo + utilities. Avail May 6. 352-
262-2710 or 352-262-5270 4-17-10-4

2 rooms available in 3BR/2BA house in SW
neighborhood. 3 miles west of 1-75. NS,
clean, responsible, grad/upper classman/
professional. No pets. W/D, high speed in-
ternet & cable $425/$450 + utils. 514-8580
4-10-5-4

BEST DEAL for 1 female roommate. Prefer
prof/grad. $450/mo incl utils, fum, cable,
hi spd internet, laundry. 3BR/2BA house.
'Avail now. 352-514-0316. Joanna. No pets.
4-11-5-4

MALE ROOMMATE
NEEDED 2BR/2BA condo, 2 bus routes.
Close to campus. $550/mo util incl. Sat TV,
wifi, pool, weightroom. Call 850-726-6162
7-12-31-4
Furnished 2BR/2.5BA new townhouse 5 min
from UF. One room with pvt bath avail for
rent. Low Fall rate of $490/mo Uitis, intemet,
cable, pool, gym incl. Pref female grad stu-
dent. Call 904-608-7609 4-12-5-4

2BRs in wing of new4/3 house, avail now. BR
have deadbolt locks, monthly maid service
utils incl in $525/BR, cable, wireless, park-
ing and on bus line. Club has hot tub, gym.
Lori 850-212-9848. UFGatorHome@aol.com
4-19-10-4

ROOM! Huge Home 1.5 Miles to UF 65" HD
TV, Pool Table, Nice Yard Big Room 13'x12'
!!!Fumished!! NW 16 & 22 Easy access
to SFCC. $450/mo 1/4 Util. 561-756-5368
4-12-5-4

Short walk to the Swamp
$265/mo w/o utilities
1 room avail. May 5 -Aug 5
Wireless internet, HD cable
Plenty of parking 321-698-2353 4-12-5-4

Room for rent $475 all utils, cable, hi spd in-
ternet incl. Male only. Near 43rd & Newberry.
256-7227. 4-19-10-4

Non-smoking female wanted for furnished
1/1 in 2/2. $475/mo includes all utilities, pets
ok, great bus route. Call Colette 352-804-
4931 or email colettea@ufl.edu 4-13-5-4

A female roommate to rent 1 BR w/pvt BA in a
3/3. Rockwood Villas $475/mo + utilities. Call
352-538-7521 4-25-10-4

Looking for a Messianic Jewish/non-Jewish
male roommate to share a 3BR/2BA apt.
Only 2 mi from campus. For more info call
727-543-1480 4-13-5-4

1/1 furnished room for male in 2/2.5 apt.
Need roommate for summer or fall. $495/mo
includes everything. www.gatorscountry.com/
pickwick. Call 954-605-1989 4-13-5-4


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buyers! Mastercard and Visa accepted over
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SEARCH HERE OR RECEIVE A FREE
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4-25-72-5







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.
4-25-55-5







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
ominiums.com. 4-25-55-5



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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.
4-25-55-5

Pre-Construction Pricing next to campus
Oxford Terrace II -Walk to UF from a brand
new condol www.oxfordterrace.com. Call
Eric Leightman with Action Real Estate
352-219-2879 4-25-72-5

1BR 3 blocks to UF & Shands. Newly remod-
eled, central A/C, W/D, luxury kitchen, tile/
Pergo, DW, very & private, many upgrades,
big BR, ample parking, first floor, on bus
route. $109,000. 352-362-6410 4-13-70-5

I BUY
houses, condos, land & any other real estate.
Can close in 3 days, all cash. 727-560-6081
4-25-68-5


LIONSGATE


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
4-25-66-5







Walk to UF and stadium from luxurious
Jackson Square Condominiums.
Built to last a lifetime Priced from mid-$250s
Call 352-870-9453
4-25-72-5

Need to buy or sell your home/condo? Call
Kate Wallis, Lifestyles Realtors, 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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THE PALMS
CO N D OM N I U M S
New 2BR/2BA condos. Prices starting
in the $260,000's. Guaranteed Parking.
Completion Spring 2008. Reserve
Yours Today! Call Coldwell Banker, MM
Parrish Realtor 352.372.5375. Great
Financing Opportunities Available. Visit
www.mmparrish.com for information on other
available properties! 4-25-55-5

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
4-10-40-5

WHY RENT WHEN YOU CAN OWN 3 BED
2 BATH CONDO WOOD FLOORS LARGER
MASTER WITH WALK IN CLOSETS
BEHIND OAKS MALL OWNERIAGENT
352-262-7462 4-25-34-5

WHY RENT WHEN YOU CAN OWN 2
BED 2 BATH CONDO WOOD FLOORS,
PRIVATE DECK NEWER APPLIANCES
$139,500 OWNERIAGENT 352-262-7462
4-25-34-5

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
870-9453 4-25-33-5

MH inArredondo, 3BR/2BA, 16x60, screened
porch. New AC, fridge, (all warranted) comes
w/ appl. Lawn mower. BBQ grill. $1600 +
$1300 (incl sales tax/doc stamps) $646/mo
lot rent & pmt. 283-8077, 618-204-2853 4-
10-20-5

WANT TO OWN CLOSE TO CAMPUS?
Student condos & houses for sale!
Close to UF, walk to campus
Go to HomesAtUF.com or call Steve
Barry, Campus Realty 352 494-4996! 4-
25-31-5

If you would like to
CONTRIBUTE TO BUILDING A HOME
FOR HOMELESS SCHOOL CHILDREN
in our community,
please call Ken at 352-339-1746
4-25-29-5

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. $219,000. See Photos at
www.10houses.com or call 352-336-6116
4-13-22-5

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

HENICS HEIGHTS CONDOS
RENOVATED-CLEAN-QUIET
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


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5/3 SW HOME
Walk to UF & Shands. Own or rent. Campus
Realty. Call Ryan 352-562-9090 4-13-15-5


3/2 UPSCALE NW CONDO
Close to everything. $334,900. Campus
Realty. Call Ryan 352-562-9090 or Keniy
352-494-0012 4-13-15-5


1 ACRE LOT WITH 4/2 HOME in SW
Great location to build condo/apts. Campus
Realty. Call Ryan 352-562-9090 or Kenny
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3/2 CYPRESS POINTE CONDO
Ready to move in. Own or rent. Call Ryan
from Campus Realty 352-562-9090 4-13-
15-5



2/1 SW CONDO
$84,900. Call Ryan 352-562-9090. Campus
Realty 4-13-15-5



5/2 SW HOME
2000+ sq ft. Only $229k. Call Ryan 352-
562-9090. Own or rent. Campus Realty
4-13-15-5








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 $119,900 with great buyer incentives.
www.WindsorParkatUF.com.
Amy Buese, Realtor, 352-222-7890
Anita Smith, Realtor, 352-514-7789
Bosshardt Realty Services, Inc.
8-15-47-5


Walk to downtown/UF!
2/1 vintage charmer
Huge back porch, -
appreciating area. $105,000
Gore-Rabell Real Estate, Inc.
378-1387/352-DREAM IT!
4-25-25-5


2BR/2.5BA two-story condo in quiet Mill
Pond subdiv. 1-car garage, new AC, W/D
included, monitored security system. Great
invest, for grad. students. Avail. during May.
$229,000. 352-337-2992 or 904-382-6956
4-12-10-5


****BRAND NEWAVAIL NOW*****
Haily Garden 4288 SW22 Ln #105. Near SW
43rd St. 2/2.5, wood, tile, carpet $169,000.
For appt call 352-359-1323. Owner Agent.
(Consider rent $950/mo no pet please) 4-
25-19-5







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C O N D O M I I U M s
Want to get away from campus,
but still be close to everything?
Live a lifestyle of convenience in a
'new urban' village setting. Boutique shops,
restaurants, pub & miles of trails 75% Sold!
Call today 352-376-6737
.www.villageathaile.com
Coldwell Banker The Condo Store
4-25-19-5

@UF: 4BR/4BA; sec sys; W/D; DSL ea BR;
W/D; pool; wkout room; clean; on bus rte; top
fir. $190k. 904-759-1357 4-25-18-5

Vintage 2-story, 5BR/4BA on 2 gorgeous
wooded acres. Mins to UF & vet school
Breezeway connects antique 2BR/2BA
in-law-suite to vintage 3BR/2BA home.
$349,000. Call 262-9131 Richard Buccholtz
Prudential Preferred Properties. 4-9-5-5

2 miles to UF on bus route. NW4/2 with bo-
nus room and gourmet kitchen. Completely
renovated. This house is move-in ready.
$179,900. Call Moeller Realty at 352-376-
4471 4-17-10-5

Adorable condo 1/1 w/ fireplace, 2 balco-
nies, W/D, end unit, close to UF. Seller pays
1,000 cl.csts! $79,900 Mary Evrard, Realtor
318-3273 ReMax Professionals see photos
http://home.bellsouth.net/p/PWP-scottkris
.4-11-5-5

PRICE REDUCED
2 story 3/3 1370 sq ft, new paint, 2 pools, 2
tennis courts/volleyball court, W/D hk-ups,
Rockwood Villas $173K Doug 863-287-7060
4-18-10-5

For Sale 2br/2ba multi-level condo with rustic
exterior nestled in the woods of Rockwood
Villas. A serene relaxed setting with a com-
munity pool and clubhouse. Pet friendly
and close to UF, Butler Plaza and The Oaks
Mall. Excellent condition, all appliances, new
carpeting. $144,900. Contact Mike at 727-
919-1599 for details. 4-25-14-5


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CASABLANCA EAST 2635 SW 35TH PL
2/1.5 NEW $5000+ HEAT/AIR, W/D,
TILE DWNSTRS, LANAI, NEW PAINT
CONDO FEES $98 MO INCL WATER
SAFE, CLEAN $133,900 904-318-2785
4-19-10-5
AFFORDABLE & CONVENIENT!
02000 DWMH, 1/2 acre,
new carpet, $109,900
01997 DWMH, 1-acre, 2,432 sq ft, $129,900
EXIT Realty 352-505-5700 4-12-5-5
CONDO: 1/1 CREEKSIDE VILLAS
Fireplace. Overlooking creek. Close to cam-
pus yet quiet and peaceful. New stainless
appliances in kitchen. Laundry room: W/D,
88,000. 871-3070 4-20-10-5


BRANDYWINE
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Sales starting at $85k, Rentals starting at
$585. Large 1 and 2 bedroom units. Off
of Archer Road, close to UF and shopping.
Visit universitymgt.com for floorplans or call
375-1111 for an appointment. University
Management, Inc. Lic. Real Estate Broker.
4-20-10-5

For Sale By Owner. Hailey Garden condo. 2/
2.5, living, dining, kitchen, front & back porch-
es, W/D, 1.5 years old. HOA. Immaculate
cond. Avail 6/1/07 $175,900. Appt only 386-
426-1340, 386-212-2422 4-20-5-5


U* Furnishings


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-
377-9846 4-25-72-6

MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT $350
Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must'
sell. Can deliver. Retail $2300. 352-372-
7490 4-25-72-6

BED KING $170 PILLOWTOP
mattress & box springs. Orthopedic rated.
Name brand, new, never been used, in
plastic with warranty. Call 352-372-8588 Can
deliver. 4-25-72-6

CHERRY SLEIGH BED solid with Pillowtop
Mattress & Box. All new still boxed. Cost
$1500, sacrifice $550 352-333-7516

Sofa $175 Brand new in-pkg 333-7516
4-25-72-6

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
4-25-72-6
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-
72-6

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.
4-25-72-6

BED- QUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mat-
tress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand
new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver.
$100 352-377-9846.4-25-72-6
Bed- All New King! 3pc Orthopedic pillowtop
mattress set. Brand NEW, still in plastic with
warranty. Can deliver. $170 352-333-7516.
4-25-72-6


BEDROOM SET- $300 BRAND NEW
Still in boxes! 6 pieces include: Headboard,
2 Nightstands, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must
sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 4-25-72-6

FUTON $60 Solid Oak Mission Style. With
plush mattress $140. All brand NEW still in
box. Can deliver. 352-333-7516 4-25-72-6

Pool Table Gorgeous 8" All wood table.
Leather pockets, Italian 1" slate, carved legs.
Brand new still in crate. MUST SELL Retail
$5500. Sell $950. Can deliver 352-377-9846
4-25-72-6

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
4-25-72-6

BEDS FURNITURE FUTONS
LOW PRICES & LARGE SELECTION
Dumas Discount 371-4422 1201 E. Univ. Av.
New Used Buy Sell 4-25-72-6

BED SETS CLOSEOUTS
Sealed in plastic Twin sets $89. Full sets
$129. Queen sets $149. King sets $189. 352-
376-0953 or 352-378-6005 4-25-72-6

MEMORY FOAM- Same as Temperpedic
Save 50% & more. Other closeouts. Twin
sets $89. Full sets $129. Queen sets $149.
King sets $189. Student discounts apply.
4370 SW 20th Ave. 376-0953 We Deliver!
4-25-72-6

*Beds *Full mattress & boxspring sets $49
Queen sets $89 OSingle sets$39 *King
sets $99 Ofrom estate sale. 376-0939/378-
6005 Call-A-Mattress 4370 SW 20th Ave.
4-25-72-6

BEDS FUTONS FURNITURE
Quality fumiture at reasonable prices.
Morrells Fumiture Outlet,
140 NW 6th St. 352-378-3400
Shop ONLINE at www.morrellsfumiture.com
4-25-72-6

*Color TV 19" $40 window AC 7500 BTU
$60 0 nice sofa $75 queen bed $60 full
bed $50 0 Dining table w/4 chairs $750
Aiwa stereo w/CD $60 0 old magazines
Aero Digest 1945-53 over 50 $950335-5326
4-9-11-6


SComputers


CASH PAID For Laptops
Sales/Service 336-0075.
Power Supplies & Drives.
Joel www.pcrecycle.biz 4-25-72-7


A A"U Oamputer deeh

333-8404
Computer Help! Now!
4-25-144-7






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4-25-72-7

**Gatornerd.com**
Laptop/Computer Repair
We will beat any price!
virus, hardware, led, dcjack, more...
Free Diagnosis* 352-219-2980 *
4-25-72-7


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COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS
Network specialists
We buy computers and laptops
Working and Non-working
378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street
4-25-72-7

Microsoft Certified Professional here to
address all of your computer and home net-
working needs. Free estimate. References
available. Don't hesitate. Call 352-226-5151
4-25-72-7

DATA RECOVERY & Forensic Analysis
Professional, Reliable Work
Law Enforcement Officer
BS Degree, A+ Certified Technician
DataTriangle.com, 352-231-3300 5-15-73-7


* Electronics


DEALTRAN.COM
Coupons, rebates, deals on computers, elec-
tronics and other products. Save up to 50%
on the product you want to buy. 4-10-5-8


my-freephone.com
All phones are-FREE
4-25-15-8



* Bicycles


In the market for a new set of wheels or just
looking to add a second to that collection?
Want personalized handlebars or a fitted
seat? Check in the Alligator Classifieds

NEW& USED BIKES FOR SALE
WE REPAIR ALL BRANDS
Best Prices in Town*
SPIN CYCLE 373-3355
424 W UNIV AVE (DOWNTOWN)
4-25-72-9

SCOTT SPEEDSTER 30 Bike for sale. 2006
Great for beginner triathletes. Call 208-691-
5352 4-11-6-9





PARKING:
Private, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF.
Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-538-
2181. Can leave mssg. 4-25-72-10


For Sale
Books by Bob Brackin
Visit my website
www.bobbrackin.com 4-25-72-10


UF SURPLUS EQUIPMENTAUCTIONS
are underway...
bikes, computers, printers, vehicles and
more. All individuals interested in bidding go
to: http://www.surplus.ufl.edu/onlinel
8-15-96-10

Engagement ring for sale
1ct. round diamond ring, in white gold. Clarity
VS-2, Color F, ring appraised at $6,600- Must
sell $3,750 OBO 727-560-6081 4-
25-68-10

PLAZA JEWELERS 352-307-3846 Call now!
Below Wholesale Diamonds Cost + 20%!!!
1.01ct, round brilliant cut, G-SI2
Retail $7200, PJ price $4450
EGL Certs. Guaranteed. 2,000 Diamonds
4-25-25-10

4 TANK KEG-A-RATOR
with all hookups. MUST SELL $1200/OBO.
Call Dakpta 231-9226 4-11-10-10

Guys do you have women problems?
Do friends go out when you're alone?
Learn to approach women & have them chas-
ing you. Get results www.straightAdating.com
4-13-10-10

55 GALLON AQUARIUM
Sump, stand, many, many extras. $400 or
best offer. Hood, lighting for corals $325 or
best offer. Call 352-215-0056 4-12-5-10


** SCOOTERS **
RPM MOTORCYCLES INC
SALES, SERVICE, PARTS
Many Brands Available 518 SE 2nd Pt.
www.RPMmotorcycles.com 377-6974
4-25-72-11

***SOLANO CYCLE***
Scooters from $899. Largest selection from
KYMCO, Daelim, Hyosung, Adly, Go-Ped,
Schwin, others. 2 yr warrantees.
3550 SW 34th St 338-8450 solanocycle.com
4-25-72-11
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*****New Scooters 4 Less*****
Providing excellent service and
new scooters at great prices!
1901 NW67th Place, 336-1271
NEW website www.NS4L.com
4-25-72-11

***GatorMoto***
We have moved to a temp. location as we
await the completion of our new state of the
art facility. We still have new scooters start-
ing at $1199. lyr Warranties. We also service
ALL brands of scooters. Pickup Available.
Low Labor Rates. Free estimates. 376-6275
4-25-72-11 -

SCOOTER SERVICE
New Scooters 4 Less has LOW rates and
services on any scooter. Pickup/drop. off
avail. $19.99 oil change and tune ups.
Call us! 336-1271 4-25-72-11

SWAMP CYCLES
534 SW 4th Ave. Largest Selection of
E-bikes, Scooters, Accessories and More!!
Best Prices and Customer Service!!
www.swampcycles.com
4-25-72-11

Scooter Maintenance Packages!
Buy all of your scooter maintenance in a
2 or 4 year package & save $! Check out
NS4L.com or call 336-1271 for more info!
'4-25-54-11

***www.BuyMyScooter.com***
BuyA New Scooter 0 BuyA Used Scooter
All on one site! Check the website or call
336-1271 for more info! 4-25-54-11

**SHINKO SPORT BIKE TIRES**
190/50/ZR17 $115.95-180/55/ZR17 $112,95
120/70/ZR17 now $82.95 (in stock + more)
Michelin/Dunlop/Bridgestone/Metzeler/Pirelli
www.rpmmotorcycles.com/tires 377-6974
.4-25-36-11

BLOW OUT SALE!!!
GatorMoto is having a huge sale on NEW
'06 models. Only $899 gets you a brand new
scooter w/ 1 YEAR WARRANTY! Only a few
left at this price. Financing avail. 376-6275.
4-25-31-11

****CASH PAID****
For MOTORCYCLES or SCOOTERS
Running or not, Newer or Older (no junk pls)
I will pick up. Call TODAY 352-441-0442 4-
25-26-11

2003 METROPOLITAN 2 SCOOTER
Honda 1550 miles Good Condition
Lite Blue Few Scratches 28 mph
$1200. 352-317-6248 4-10-5-11 -
""2005 WILDFIRE Scooter $999 low miles,
4-stroke, 150cc. FAST 60mph, 75 mpg. NO
SMOKE, park anywhere. Phone 352-262-
7166"*** 4-13-8-11


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*FAST CASH PAID FOR ANY CAROL
*Running or not!*
NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS
*Over 10 yr svc to UF students
OCall Don @ 215-7987 4-25-72-12

CARS -CARS Buy*SellOTrade
Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes
Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars
3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com
CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150
4-25-72-12

OVER 50 IMPORTS UNDER $10,000
SELECT MOTOR CAR
THE YELLOW BUILDING
2715 N MAIN 377-1616 -.
www.selectmotorcar.us
4-25-72-12


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CIL Autos

$500! POLICE IMPOUNDS!
HONDAS, CHEVYS, TOYOTAS, ETC.
Foristings 800-366-9813 ext 4622
4-25-71-12

Grand Opening
Sunrise Auto Sales
3630 N Main St.
352-375-9090
Buy Here, Pay Here 4-25-72-12

Sunrise Auto Sales
3630-N. Main St.
352-375-9090
No credit check
Bring W-2s and Drive home today. 4-25-
72-12

Sunrise Auto Sales
352-375-9090
$2000 off all financed vehicles
Warranty available
Wide selection of vehicles 4-25-72-12

Sun City Auto Sales
2306 NE Waldo Rd
352-338-1999
Buy Here, Pay Here
No credit check 4-25-72-12

Sun City Auto Sales
352-338-1999
Bring W-2s & drive home today
Wide selection of vehicles
$2000 off all financed vehicles 4-25-72-12

JUNK CARS HAULED AWAY!
*00 FREE S FREE FREE* FREE***
MUST HAVE TITLE! METRO GNV ONLY!
CALL DON 215-7987 4-25-72-12

GATORMAX
Used Cars Sale & trade
www.gatormax.net
See our inventory! 5-15-84-12'

CARS FROM $29/MO!
Hondas 0 Chevys Jeeps and more!
$0 Down, 36 Months @ 8.5% apr.
For listings call 800-366-9813 ext 9765
4-25-72-12

k**HEADLINERS SAGGING?**
P.QWER WINDOWS DON'T WORK?
SO site available. Call Steve 352-226-1973
4-25-43-12

2003 MITSUBISHI GALLANT
64K miles. Asking $8100. Call 786-208-0902
4-9-14-12

SATISFY A RAG TOP DAY
Red '97 Chrysler Sebring convertible. 77k
mi, greatA/C, fair condition. $4000. Cal 618-
604-0433 4-9-10-12

98 Saturn 160,000 miles $1500
Drives good, outside is worn down
Included: stereo worth $2000
2 12?s Rockford Fosgate w/box,
All speakers? r custom, w/ampl
904-382-1106, youngsj@ufl.edu 4-10-5-12

92 Saturn SL2, 4 dr, teal Approximately
148,000 miles 25 MPG in town Power steer-
ing Sony AM/FM stereo/CD player. One fam-
ily owned for life! Fair condition, runs well.
Must sell! $1000. 352-262-6626 4-12-5-12

1997 CHEVY LUMINA
Only 65k miles. Very good condition with
fairly new tires. Asking price $3500. Contact
Lorenzo @ 561-713-9825. Ready to be sold
now hurry!! 4-13-5-12

For Sale: 2005 Red Subaru Baja
Sun Roof, many extras. Like new
28,000 miles. $19,200 or Best
Offer. Call 352-377-7217 4-13-5-12


Wanted


THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY
NEEDS VOLUNTEER DRIVERS
Transport patients to/from treatments
Must have valid driver's license,
safe driving record & attend training session.
Call 352-376-6866 ext 114 for more info.

LOCAL ARTIST NEEDS:
Gdld Diamonds Gems'* Class Rings
ETC Top Cash $$$ or Trade *
OZZIE'S FINE JEWELRY 373-9243. 8-15-
24-13


l l Wanted


UF GRAD PAYS MORE
for gold jewelry, scrap gold, Rolex, dia-
monds, guitars, etc. Top $$$. Get my offer
before you sell! Call Jim 376-8090 or 222-
8090 4-25-72-13

Buying jewelry, gold, diamonds etc.
Top dollar paid. 727-560-6081
4-25-68-13

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 4-20-72-13

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
4-20-72-13


*f l Help Wanted 3


This newspaper assumes no responsibil-
ity for injury or loss arising from contacts
made through advertising. We suggest that
any reader who responds to advertising use
caution and investigate the sincerity of the
advertiser before giving out personal infor-
mation or arranging meetings

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RETAIL ADVERTISING MANAGER
We are looking for a motivated, ener-
getic and sales driven individual to train a
student sales staff in outside advertising
sales. Emphasis on building new business
relationships and increasing existing client
base. Newspaper ad sales background an
advantage. Marketing experience a plus.
The job is 100% sales. Modest salary, good
benefits and excellent working environment.
With resume, send cover letter that must
include salary requirements for you to be
considered for an interview. Send to: General
Manager, The Independent Florida Alligator,
POB 14257, Gainesville, FL 32604 Or email
tcarey@alligator.org. No phone calls. EOE.

the independent florida

alligator

ADVERTISING OFFICE MANAGER
Enthusiastic, positive attitude, detail ori-
ented, organized, individual needed to
coordinate daily office procedures. Career
Staff position. Must work well under pressure
meeting daily deadlines. Possess excellent
customer service skills. Duties include pro-
cedural training with a constantly changing
student sales staff. Working knowledge of
Microsoft Access, Word and Excel. Modest
salary, good benefits, and excellent working
environment. With resume, send cover letter
that must include salary requirements for you
to be considered for an interview.
Send to: General Manager,
The Independent Florida Alligator
POB 14257, Gainesville, FL 32604
Or email to: tcarey@alligator.org
No phone calls please. EOE

LIKE TO WORK WITH LUXURY CARS?
Bright? Enthusiastic? Like people? Must be
over 22, stable work history, clean driving re-
cord, drug-free, pers ref. www.carrsmith.com
for details. 4-25-72-14

Animal Care Tech looking for hard working
person to work w/ reptiles & rodents. Will
train, PT to start with more hrs possible. Start
at $7.00/hr. Flex hrs. Please call 495-9024
between 9-4 M-F. 4-25-72-14

CNA CLASS: $2501 learn @ your own
time & pace. All you need to be a CNA
& pass the state exam is on VCR-tape.
I have a 95% PASS RATE! check it out:
www.lapcnatraining.com or 800-566-4913
4-25-72-14

Phone survey interviewers wanted. Start
work today! No sales, opinion research
only! Flexible Schedule! Perceptive Market
Research 336-6760 ex 4081 Call now! 4-
25-72-14


H1 Help Wanted


Students in Accounting, Aviation, Business/
Sales and IT needed for various positions.
Flexible schedules and competitive pay. Join
our team! Learn more at www.gleim.com/
employment 4-25-72-14

$$ STUDENTS GET CASH $$
For gently used brand name
Clothing/accessories & furniture
$Cash on the Spot$ SANDY'S No appt
necessary! 2906 NW 13th St 372-1226 4-
25-72-14

BARTENDING
$250 A DAY POTENTIAL
No experience necessary, training provided.
800-965-6520 ext 138 4-25-72-14

SECRET SHOPPERS
Needed for evaluations of
Local Stores, Restaurants and Theaters
Flexible Hours, Training Provided
Call 1-800-585-9024 ext 6254
4-25-72-14

GATOR DOMINOS
$12 15/Hour DRIVERS
$6.67- $7.40/Hour INSIDERS
$8.35-$9.40/hr MANAGERS in training
Apply online at www.gatordominos.com/jobs
Or at any of the 6 locations. 4-25-72-14

Gator Domino's is growing again. We are
looking for career oriented team mem-
bers. Now hiring Assistant Managers and
future GMs. $8.35-$9.40/hr for Managers
in training. GMs $40k+. Send resumes
to Freddie@gatordominos.com or call
Ann at 352-S18-9650. Learn more at
www.gatordominos.com 4-25-72-14

GREAT PAY FOR THOSE WHO STAY! Park
Place Car Wash is looking for hard workers
for all positions. Cashiers (fullday availability)
& line workers (AM 8:30-1 & PM 12-6 shifts
avail) 15-40hrs-your choice. Great work envi-
ronment. Apply in person. 7404 NW4th Blvd.
Across from Home Depot. No calls please
4-25-136-14

POLITICAL CALL CENTER
Phone reps needed ASAP for. Political
Campaigns. Base hourly rate + bonus.
371-5888 ext. 111 or 4112 NW 22nd Dr. 4-
25-72-14

EARN $60 THIS WEEK!
Donate Plasma & Save a Life
$$$$$ $$$$$$$$$$$
Best part-time job you'll ever have
NEW DONORS
Bring this Ad and Earn an
Extra $5 on Your 2nd-Donation.
DCI Biologicals 150 NW 6th St
352-378-9204
4-25-72-14

*** SOCCER COACHES***
needed for GSA rec and camp youth teams.
Experience required. License preferred for
comp. For info:
contact@gainesvillesoccer.org or 379-5979
4-25-72-14

PARADIGM PROPERTIES
Leasing Consultant, PT
Sales & customer service exp.
EOE, DFWP
220 N. Main; 352-375-2152 X301 x301
www.teamparadigm.com
4-25-30-14


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Survey Research Center
Hiring Students and Non Students
Hourly Rate ($7.50 $8.00)
Flexible scheduling -
Great Resume Builder
Fluent Spanish/English
Speaker Positions Available
(352) 392-2908 X 105
4-25-72-14

Sales/Leasing Specialist Part-time and Full-
time professional sales positions in local
management co. Fax resume, cover letter
& avail schedule to 352-376-6269 or email
hr@trimarkproperties.com. 4-25-70-14


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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
Rm 81 in the UF Psychology Bldg, call 392-
0601 x297, visit www.psych.ufl.edu/~locey/
smokers.mht for more info. 4-25-70-14

CASHII
Tired of sitting around with out it? Sit here &
make it! UF FLORIDA REPDIALS seeks UF
students to raise funds. Earn up to $8,00/hr
with- a FLEXIBLE schedule. Apply at 105
NW 16th St. 4th floor. Academic Classroom
Building 105 or call 392-7754 for more info
4-25-69-14

GATORSNEEDJOBS.COM
Paid survey takers needed in Gainesville.
100% FREE to join. Cllick on Surveys. 4-
25-66-14

400+ Counselor/Instructor Jobs! -
3 Coed Summer Camps in PA.
Travel Paid. Top Salary.
Cool Nights & Warm Days!
1-800-488-4321 www.lohikan.com
4-25-55-14

Summer Jobs
$2100
Co-Ed Camp
Seven Weeks
Room and Board Included

Get Paid to Play!
The Florida Elks Youth
Camp (FEYC) needs male
and Female summer camp
Counselors Ages 18 and up.
FEYC is an overnight camp
located off of Highway 450
in Umatilla, FL

The camp runs
-June 4 July 22. Please
Contact Krys Ragland
at 800-523-1673 ext 251
or 352-669-9443 ext 251
4-25-61-14

Earn $2500 + monthly and more to type
simple ads online, www.DataAdEntry.com
4-25-60-14


*Dancers Needed*
For adult entertainment company. Make
$1000+/wk. Flex schedule 378-3312 4-25-
53-14

PART TIME CLEANERS
No experience necessary. No weekends.
Flexible daytime hrs. Excellent pay. $10/hr.
Clean vacant apts. Call 378-8252 4-12-
40-14

SUBWAY OAKS MALL
Happy energetic fast reliable honest people.
No hot greasy fries, no grease traps. Call
305-773-3592 4-25-40-14

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
Smj.meherg@worldnet.att.net 4-12-30-14

Ladies Be Your Own Boss!!!
Moms Helping Moms Earn Residual
Income!!l Set Your Own Hours and Days.
Need extra cash? We can help. Please
visit our website. www.athomeiam.com 4-
25-34-14

SUMMER JOBS
City of Gainesville Parks/Rec
Dept. is now hiring for seasonal
recreation and aquatics positions
Competitive pay in great work
environment! Apply online today
at www.cityofgainesville.jobs
(352) 334-5077
7-31-55-14

PIZZA HUT
Now hiring. Drivers. Part time & full time.
5004 NW 34th St. 373-7733. Apply in per-
son. 4-25-32-14

SHIFT MGMT
$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


l .Help Wanted

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-
25-28-14

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

Growing Real Estate Company look-
ing for web-design intern. Fax resume,
Attn. Jenny at 352-505-0310 or email to
Jenny@cornellre.com 4-10-15-14

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.
4-17-20-14

$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: sdavis@lesterpublications.com
4-10-15-14

Perfect PT Job
Need a 2nd Job or Extra Income? We Need
Good Sales Reps! PT Evenings, $7-10 per
hr, Pd Wkly, Pd Training. Experience a Plus.
Leave Message 352-377-2573 4-25-26-14

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 4-17-20-14

TEACHERS NEEDED
Imagine Learning Center 371-5450. Taking
applications from reliable, creative individu-
als who enjoyworking with children 4-17-
20-14

TCBY
Now hiring friendly people.Apply at Newberry
Crossing, Thornebrook Village or Archer Rd
4-25-24-14

AU-PAIR 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,
GERMANY. Work experience with children
required! Please e-mail: ca.koch@freenet.de
4-19-20-14

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
4-13-15-14

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

LANE BRYANT STORES
PT sales assoc needed now for our new
Gainesville store. Call 352-873-0051 4-23-
20-14

CUSTOMER SERVICE REP
for local telephone company. Flexible hours.
No nights or weekends. FT/PT available. Call
372-2051 for appointment. EEO 4-25-22-14

NANNY FOR AFTERNOONS
M-F @ 1:30 / Wed @ 12:30
20 hrs / 2 kids / summer & Fall
Noah's Ark Nanny; e-mail resume, pix,
schedule to gnv@nanoneone.com 4-25-
22-14

NANNY FOR NEWBORN TWINS
M, T, TH; 20 hrs/wk
Noah'sArk Nanny, e-mail resume, pix, sched-
ule to gnv@nanoneone.com 4-9-10-14







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Telemarketing business to
business. Base and commission.
Warm leads. Benefits. Send
resume to hr@gleim.com.
www.gleim.com 4-9-10-14


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Donor Scheduling Representative
LifeSouth Community Blood Centers has
part time opportunities for energetic and
team oriented people to help maintain the
community blood supply! Pay is $8.50 per
hour plus a competitive incentive plan. All
applicants must be available to work eve-
ning and weekend hours. Apply at LifeSouth
Community Blood Centers, 4039 Newberry
Road, or call 224-1740. Background check
required. EOE/DFWP. 4-10-10-14


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Send resume to hr@gleim.com LifeSouth Community Blood Centers has Full
www.gleim.com 4-9-10-14 time opportunities available for energetic and
team oriented individuals to help maintain the
community blood supply! Compensation is a
CASINO'S PASTAAND PIZZA base hourly rate plus a competitive incentive
now hiring delivery drivers, pizza makers, plan and full benefits. All applicants must
inside help including managers. More ex- be available to work evening and weekend
perience-more pay. Join our team of High- hours. Apply at LifeSouth Community Blood
Rollers; we bet you'll love us! 352-672-2808 Centers, 4039 Newberry Road, or call 224-
4-9-15-14 1740. Background check required. EOE/
DFWP. 4-10-10-14


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able. Computer savvy and Quickbooks ex-
perience is a PLUS. Weekends are a MUST
and Willing to train. Ask for Sandy 335-4681
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is currently looking for highly motivated,
goal-oriented people for positions
in advertising sales.
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We offer a very comprehensive paid four
week professional sales training program,
to help you become prepared for
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1,K 1U05.3 SEEKS Sl REET TEAM
MEMBERS! Drive the Giant KISS Boom-
Box, set-up broadcast equipment, interact
with listeners. Entry level position. Will
train. Apply in person at 7120 SW 24th Ave.
Gainesville, FL 32607 or email resume to
INFO@KISS1053.COM. EOE 4-25-20-14

LA FIESTA NOW HIRING
WAITSTAFF, HOSTESSES.
Apply in person 7038 NW 10th PI. Anytime
between 2 & 4pm. 4-11-10-14

DELIVERY DRIVERS up to $12/hr.
KITCHEN HELP $6.75/hr.
CALIFORNIA CHICKEN GRILL 378-2442
4-25-20-14

PT MEDICAL BILLING POSITION
Daytime hours required. Send resume to
6400 W. Newberry Rd. #301 Gainesville, FL
32605 4-12-10-14

PT MEDICAL OFFICE WORK
Evenings. Computer & patient contact. Send
resume to 6400 W. Newberry Rd. #301,
Gainesville, FL 32605 4-12-10-14

Great opportunity for psych, special ed or
applied behavior majors. Gain experience
in autism intervention w20 yr old. 1 yr com-
mitment. Contact 256-2002 for details. Fax
resume to 375-4268 4-12-10-14

Ben & Jerry's seeks outgoing individuals with
transportation. Must thrive in a fast paced
working environmnet and appreciate clean-
liness and organization. Average $8-10/hr.


Orange and Blue Textbooks is hiring Summer
Rush Help. Looking for people with register/
customer service experience. Also looking
for shipping & handling staff and manage-
ment staff. Contact the manager at the store
location, 309 NW 13th Street. 4-25-18-14

OFFICE ASSISTANT FT outside/inside
versatile, loves to read, enjoys words &
languagess. Excellent computer skills. 1
yr+ commitment. Resume to: 626 NE 1st
St. 32602 or PaulSRothstein@yahoo.com
4-13-10-14

BRIDAL CONSULTANT
Solutions Bridal
FT/PT + Commission
Fax Resume to:
352-374-7293
4-16-10-14

OPTOMETRIST ASSISTANT
Needed for busy office 20-30 hrs/wk. No exp
needed will train. Fax resume to 352-248-
0692 4-9-5-14

Volunteer for Money
Participants needed for one-hour focus
group. Must be 18 years or older and a
freshman at UF. Have consumed 5+ drinks
in one sitting in past 2 weeks. Completely
CONFIDENTIAL. Will receive $20 UF
Bookstore gift card and free pizza. Email
gatorwell@ufl.edu with subject line Focus
Group Volunteer. 4-9-5-14

GENERAL

American Campus Communities is one of
the nation's largest developers, owners
and managers of high-quality student hous-
ing communities. We led the industry to a
new plateau in 2004 when we became the
first publicly traded student housing REIT
(NYSE: ACC).

We currently have a Bookkeeper and
Leasing Manager opening at our student
apartment community located in Gainesville,
FL. You'll enjoy a dynamic, fast-paced work
environment, the best people in the industry
and a benefits package with options to meet
your needs. Qualified applicants must be
able to pass a background/drug test. EOE.
Apply online: www.studenthousing.com/
company/employment.asp 4-9-5-14

ASSISTANT GENERAL MANAGER

A student apartment community, located in
Gainesville near the University of Florida
campus, is currently seeking an Assistant
General Manager. In this role, you will as-
sist the General Manager with all aspects
of the operations of the facilities, including
supervision of the leasing staff, marketing,
and residence life. Qualifications include
previous experience in multi-family hous-
ing, excellent communication skills and
a strong customer service orientation.
We offer a competitive salary/benefits
package with a growing company and op-
portunities for advancement. EOE. Apply
online: www.studenthousing.com/company/
employment.asp 4-9-5-14

ATTENTION SMOKERS!
Do you want to quit smoking? Smokers are
needed to participate in a smoking cessation
study. You may be compensated for your
participation. If interested call 392-0601x650
4-9-5-14

WOMEN'S BIO-MEDICAL RESEARCH CO.
Half-time position. Female only. Grad student
or major in engineering, sciences, nursing,
health ed. Fax 1 page resume to Mary at
375-6111 4-16-10-14


Email resumes & class schedule to jen@gai Fish lovers wanted. Exc sales oppty for one
nesvillesbesticecream.com 4-13-10-14 who knows fish & likes to work w/people.
Training, flex hrs. Work in clean modem
Now hiring FT counselors, PT drivers environment. Great people. Bring resume
& PT front dest staff for SUMMER DAY to Aquatropics 2100 SW 34th St. See Karen
CAMP. 352-378-8664 www.girlsclubnet.org. 4-17-10-14
Positions open as soon as April 16. Must be
committed through August 17. 4-13-10-14 Bright, enthusiastic, industrious workers
wanted for toy/gift store. FT/PT Must be
Tired able to work weekends, breaks and holidays.
Tired of going to Class? Stop by for an application @ 1510 NW 13th
Start Your Very Own Online Business Today! St. 4-24-15-14
www.SixFigureProgram.com 4-25-18-14
BIG LOU'S PIZZERIA
GRADUATING PREMEDS ONLY Now hiring pizza makers, cooks, servers
Clinical Assistant for full time patient care. and delivery drivers. Eam top pay. Serious
Will train. Email resume, MCAT, GPA to Dr. workers only. 5 SE 2nd Ave. Downtown. 4-
Levy afn22025@cox.net 4-25-18-14 25-16-14


Companion/Caregiver needed to care for 24
yr old disabled daughter. Must have own low
profile vehicle. Duties include bathing, toilet-
ing, taking out into community. Work jiburs
Saturday 10am 8:30pm. $10/hr. Additional
hours maybe available as back-up care giver
Luxurious working conditions., Call 377-1306
4-10-5-14

Infinite Energy is looking for accounting
students for FT or PT summer internships.
Candidates must have completed at least
3 courses in Accounting and be proficient in
Excel. Please send resumes to '
WeHaveJobs@lnfiniteEnergy.com or
fax to 352-240-4146. EOE/AA/MFDV 4-
25-16-14

LAW FIRM CLERK
for busy Gainesvile practice. Strong writ-
ing, organizational skills. Fax cover letter &
resume to 372-0049, Pref. Soph. Undergrad
2 yrs +/- remaining. 4-18-10-14

ROSE SALES IN BARS
Energetic, promoter personality needed.
Attire/clubwear. Hourly pay + incentives.
Transportation provided. Apply in person.
635 NW 13th St. 4-10-5-14

YMCA Referees Needed Immediately
For Flag Football and Soccer
$8.00 an hour
Contact Jamie Beck
at the Norhtwood YMCA
352-374-9622 x 13. 4-25-16-14

THE RED ONION
NEIGHBORHOOD GRILL Now hiring all
positions. Apply in person @ 3885 NW 24th
Blvd in the Uptown Village. No phone calls.
4-11-5-14

CHILDCARE END OF APRIL TO AUG
Option for fall. PT flex hrs for great 2 & 4 yr
olds. Experience, NS, refs req'd. $10/hr to
start. Email w/resume: rosenson@ufl.edu
4-9-3-14

Love kids? Part-time Job
Sunday only. $8/hr
Working with kids at
Christ Community Church
Contact Kacy 352-373-5298 4-11-5-14

FT/PT Office Writing Agents
Great Pay and Bonus Opportunities!
Local Office at NW 10th Ave and 6th St.
Call 321-406-1123 or 888-225-9656
Email QualityAssuredLLC@yahoo.com
4-11-5-14

NANNY NEEDED
For two kids after school: 1:45 to 6:00pm
Mon, Tues, Thur, Fri and 12:30-6:00pm Wed.
Call 352-316-1758 4-25-15-14

THE MELTING POT
Now hiring dishwashers for FT/PT work eve-
nings & weekends. Pay starts at $7/hr plus
tips. Inquire Mon-Th from 1-4 pm at back
door. 352-372-5623 4-12-5-14

NANNY for young toddler during summer.
Must be female, nonsmoker, CPR cert &
have previous exp caring for young children.
Will work.0-30hrs/wk. Please send resume to
Jennifer at jenm@cox.net or call 495-7467
4-19-10-14

STUDENT NEEDED TO ASSIST
HANDICAPPED CHILD IN EXCHANGE
FOR ROOM & BOARD. Starting end of
June. Private living quarters w/pvt entrance.
Call for details 352-494-7710 4-19-10-14

BABYSITTERS & NANNIES NEEDED
Great pay. Flexible schedules. Apply online
now. visit: www.4sitters.com 4-16-7-14

The Florida Book Store is hiring for temporo-
ary cashiers for Spring Buyback. Appliarts
with previous cashiering and customer
service experience are preferred. Applicants
must be available to work April 23rd to May
6th. Apply on-line at www.flbookstore.com
(Click on Careers) or in-person at 1614 W.
University Ave between the hours of 4pm
to 7pm. Ask for a manager to apply. Equal
Opportunity Empoloyer 4-13-6-14

MALE PSYCH STUDENT NEEDED
for companion to disabled adolescent:.Ref
needed. $10/hr. Mon-Thurs 9am 5pm. 335-
6856 4-12-5-14







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Flex time 20-30 hr/per week 6120 SW 13th
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RGIS INVENTORY SPECIALIST
*Year-round hourly work
*Immediate openings
*No Experience Necessary
*$8.00 an hour to start
Apply online at RGISINV.COM
or by phone at 352-861-7004 4-13-6-14

Windows Web Hosting Administrator

Responsible for launching custom Web
sites to secure Windows 2000/2003 serv-
ers in an Active Directory domain. Excellent
understanding of web servers running IIS
5/6 & database servers in a SQL 2000/2005
environment. Email: Isutherland@352Media
.com 4-12-5-14

CPA FIRM Entry and Senior level positions
available. Bachelor's degree with major in
accounting required or must be a graduat-
ing student seeking a degree in account-
ing. CPA or CPA candidate a plus. We offer
excellent benefits and career opportunities.
Fax resume to 850-386-6955 or email to
Hope@mitchellco.us. Website: www.mitche
Ilandcompanycpa.com 4-12-5-14

CHILDREN'S FURNITURE SALES
Part-time retail, Managment, and Warehouse
positions available. Please fax resume to
253-799-7487 4-13-5-14

Great PT & PT Job! Flexible schedule &
great pay. Must be energetic & dependable.
Work outdoors w/fun company. Contact
Doug McCray 804-543-8513 or email to
doug.mccray@1800gotjunk.com 4-13-5-14

REAL ESTATE INVESTOR SEEKS
TRAINEE No experience needed, just deisre
to learn, 8k 16k monthly potential. CALL.
NOW 1-866-333-7013 or reply
investment-solutions@hotmail.com 4-25-
13-14

$50 just for giving your opinions on off-
campus student housing
Influence how student housing is built and
managed. The National Multi Housing
Council wants input from students to
determine likes and dislikes about off-
campus housing. (No need to be living in
off-campus housing to participate.) Act now!
Focus groups are April 19th; only a limited
number of slots available. To apply visit
www.innesworks.com/ focusgroups

From: Bruce Innes
InnesWorksConsulting
ChantBflat@verizon.net
410 409-9059
4-13-5-14

CALICO JACKS OYSTER BAR
Now hiring for LINE COOKS AND SERVERS
Apply in person 3501 SW 2nd Ave. 4-13-
5-14

DRIVER OPPORTUNITY
Gatorfood.com
Potential earnings $14-$20/hrl Make your
own schedule. Fun environment, great op-
portunity. For info contact Jason 379-3663
4-25-13-14


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IMPORT AUTO REPAIR.BMW, Mercedes,
Porsche, Volvo, VW, Honda, Toyota, Nissan,
Mazda. Quality craftsmanship, reasonable
prices, near UF, AAA approved 378-7830
www.carrsmith.com 425-72-15

HYPNOTIST-Stop smoking. Improve mem-
ory & concentration. Eliminate bad habits.
Past life regression. Learn self-hypnosis.
Low Student Rates. Leonard Umans AAPH,
NGH certified 379-1079. 4-25-72-15

EVERGLADE EQUESTRIAN CENTER
The countryclub for horses & owners.
Customer lounge w/full kitchen & bath. 250'
x .OQ' riding ring, round pen & jump pad-
dock. Lessons. 30 acres, 40 matted stalls, 19
separate paddocks. 24-hr security, 352-591-
3175 everglade-eqestrian.com 4-25-72-15


Want to be a CNA? Don't want,to wait?
Express Training Services can get you certi-
fied under 3 wks! Hands-on exp, no videos.
Day/evelwkend avail. Next class 3/12/07.
Class sizes limited. 338-1193 for details.
4-25-72-15
PERSONAL TRAINING 300
Personal and Group Training
Flexible Scheduling Exclusive Facility
Call for a free workout
339-2199 --
4-25-72-15

TLC HORSEBOARD
All facilities 3 amenlies qcualhr/ nsiruc-
tion. 15 min from UF. Jan at 376-7762.
Greathouse Equestrian Center. 4-25-72-15

IMMIGRATION LAW
Marriage Visas Employment Visas
Naturalization. Richard Ruth, Esq.
352-335-6748 www.ruthlaw.com 4-25-72-15
* AWARDS & PERSONALIZED GIFTS *-
Plaques Name Badges Cups Etc.
Best Selection In Town
www.signpower.com
SignMasters 335-7000
5-31-44-15

MATH & PHYSICS TUTOR
First hour FREE. 10 years of experience.
Bilingual. Call Francisco at 352-494-8582
4-17-45-15
* *GREAT BANNERS & SIGNS *
Custom Posters Exhibits 0 Awards
Top Quality Fast 0 Service Low Prices
www.signpower.com
SignMasters 335-7000
5-31-44-15
HORSEBOARDING 1st Class Facility.
Hunter ring w/rubber footing, crosscoun-
try course. Horses fed 3xlday. Prices are
$275-$400/mo. Hunter/Jumper lessons-
avail. 20 min from UF. 359-4149 for info.
4-24-24-15

TutorGator.com
Search tutors for all UF and Santa Fe cours-
es! Exam reviews, problem solving sessions,
get the help you need! 4-20-20-15
HOUSESITTER
Professors! Administrators!
While you're away, I'll stay. Good rates,
responsible care, local references. Email:
secaturs@hotmail.com, cell: 505-660-3926
4-24-15-15


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All Women's Health Center
ABORTION
Free Pregnancy Test
RU-486 Available
378-9191
www.abortiongainesville.com
4-25-72-16
UNPLANNED PREGNANCY? Confidential,
compassionate adoption advice. Expenses
paid if needed. Choose life! www.america
nkidzadoption.com FL lic. # 1105-002-000
(727) 823-1537 or toll free (866) 525-3057
4-25-72-16
THE TRUE YOU!
Lose 8-15 pounds in 4 weeks
Only $119!
Gain muscle while you lose fat
Groups forming now. 339-2199
4-25-72-16

ONLINE COUNSELING
Licensed, PhD. Additions,
Food Issues, Depression, Stress
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Senior Dolberg shines, Gators add two SEC victories


* UF DEFEATED'KENTUCKY
AND VANDERBILT.

By PHIL KEGLER
Alligator Writer
Fifth-year senior Jordan Dolberg
knew this was coming.
He knew he would be playing
his last regular-season match at
Ring Tennis Complex 9n Sunday.
Dolberg made his impact felt
as the No. 18 Gators (11-5, 6-3
Southeastern Conference) picked
up a pair of wins against Vanderbilt
(8-11, 2-7 SEC) and Kentucky (13-
12, 3-7 SEC) during the weekend.
On Friday, with the score tied
3-3, Dolberg defeated Vanderbilt's
Andy Mack 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 to give UF
the 4-3 victory.
Dolberg defeated Kentucky's
Kenny Hodge 6-0,6-2 on Sunday to
put the Gators up 2-0.
UJF swept the rest of the singles
matches as well for a 7-0 victory.
Before Sunday's match, Dolberg
was honored in a Senior Day cer-
emony.
Dolberg said he began to get


emotional as he neared the end of
his match.
"I knew I had the crowd be-
hind me since it was my last home
match," he said. "It was special."
Dolberg's teammates helped
make Sunday's match a nice mem-
ory for him.
Nestor Briceno and Geoffrey
Barton started off the day with an
8-0 victory in the No. 3 doubles
match in 28 minutes.
On court two, Dan Cash and
Billy Mulligan lost 8-2.
No. 6-ranked pair Greg-
Ouellette and Jesse Levine clinched
the doubles point with an 8-3 vic-
tory against Marcus Sundh and
Peter Bjork.
"Kentucky was a little off inrthe
doubles," UF coach Andy Jackson
said. "We had every advantage, but
to our credit, we sort of took advan-
tage of the things we had."
No. 3 Levine followed Dolberg's
example and rolled over Bruno
Agostinelli 6-1, 6-1 on court one to
give UF a 3-0 lead.
Barton clinched the Gators' win
with a 6-3, 6-2 win in the No. 6


match against Shane Collins.
On court two, No. 10 Ouellette
defeated Sundh 6-3, 6-4.
Briceno defeated Bjork 6-2,6-3 in
the No. 3 match.
Mulligan completed the sweep
with his 6-4, 7-6 (6) victory against
Jorge Jorge.
Dolberg will remember his ten-
ure at UF fondly.
"I had a great group of guys
all five years," Dolberg said. "I
couldn't ask for a better school."

WOMEN'S GOLF TAKES SECOND:
As the golf claps dissipate and
the regular season comes to a cose,
one thing remains the same.
Sandra Gal led the way.
In every tournament the junior
has played this season, she has
carded the top score for the UF
women's golf team.
At the end of play at the Bryan
National Collegiate, Gal stood atop
the leaderboard yet again, carding a
final round 69 (3 under) en route to
a tie for first overall.
Gal lost on the third playoff hole
to Purdue's Maria Hemandez.


Gal, a junior, is coming off a
third-place finish in her last. out-
ing and her third SEC Player of
the Week honor and seems to' be
improving each round.
"She's definitely on a different
level with her game," UF coach
Jill Briles-Hinton said. "She works
hard and knows what she needs to
get it done, and
she does it."
Behind Gals'
strong perfor-
mance, the
No. 12 Gators
took runner-up
honors for the
Gal second straight
tournament.
The Gators, who have finished
in the top five in all of their matches
this spring, ended the regular sea-
son with a combined 894 (30 over
par) for the tournament, only seven
strokes behind No. 15 Purdue.
"We had a shot at it," Briles-
Hinton said. "We hung in there
all day. It turned out to be a great
growing experience. We shaved a
few holes off at the end, which is


why we didn't come away with
the win."
. The Gators ended the first day of
play in fifth place before storming
into first on Saturday.
The team would remain consis-
tent in day three, shooting a com-
bined 302 (14 over).
Junior Whitney Myers bounced
back from a rough outing, tallying
a 223 (7 over) and finishing in atie
for ninth.
Junior Tiffany Chudy ended
with a disappointing 81 (nine over),
but still managed a tie for 32nd.
SophomoreMalloryBlackwelder
was right behind, firing a 232 (16
over) on her way to a tie for 42nd.
Sophomore Omella Jouven fin-
ished the day with a 76 (4 over) and
finished tied for 47th.
"We feel pretty good, but we
know we need to keep practicing,
keep playing hard," Briles-Hinton
said. "This is a stepping stone and
we need to keep climbing."
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the SEC Championships, which be-
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UF BASEBALL

Tense Gamecocks series leaves UF with two losses


:- By ALEX WEINTRAUB
Alligator Writer
aweintraub@alligator.org

An eye for an eye and a tooth for
a tooth.
That was the theme for this
weekend's series between No. 22 UF
(2Q 5, 8-4 Southeastern Conference)
and No. 5 South Carolina (26-7, 7-5
SEC).
Though the Gators dropped two
games in the three-game set, the two
teams traded comeback wins on
the final two days, including an 8-6
win for South Carolina in 11 innings
Sunday.
After staging a remarkable
come-from-behind win against the
Gamecocks a day earlier, it was the
Gators who would blow a ninth in-
ning lead Sunday.
"It's heartbreaking to lose a game
like this," UF first baseman Matt
LaPorta said, "especially when we're
up by three runs in the ninth"
The Gators who had led since
the first inning lost a 5-2 lead on
a Travis Jones three-run homer into
straightaway center field in the top
half of the ninth.
The Gamecocks would take a 6-5
lead in the 10th inning, before the
Gators staged their own comeback
An errant throw on a routine
Matt LaPorta ground ball in the
bottom half of the inning allowed
Jon Townsend to score from first
and tie the game. But the tie would
be short-lived as South Carolina put
two runs on the board in the next
frame for the win.
"It's a very disappointing loss
forour balldub," UF coach Pat


McMahon said. "The obvious thing
is, you look and see we didn't dose
the game out.
"We've got to do a better job of
that."
Saturday evening, it was exactly
the opposite.


The Gators were down 8-2 head-
ing into the eighth inning when
Brian Leclerc came to the plate and
smacked a grand slam to cut'the
deficit to 8-6.
In the bottom of theninth, catcher
Cody Neer came up with two outs


and two runners and sent a shot into
deep center field. Outfielder Steven
Reinhold, who was in hot pursuit,
attempted to make a lunging grab
over the fence, but instead carried
the ball out of the park and gave the
Gators a 9-8 \ictorv:


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UF senior Chris Petrie escapes a tag by South Carolina second baseman Travis Jones on a fielder's
choice during the fifth inning of the Gators' 8-6 loss to the Gamecocks on Sunday.


Reinhold was hurt on the play
and did not play in Sunday's rubber
match.
"It was a very exciting game for
us, being down 8-2 (and coming
back)," McMahon said. "It proved
a point to our team: Every game is
within reach if you continue to do
the little things well."
It was UF's first walk-off home
run of the year.
Friday night's game was much
different and the only one of the
series that was not a nail-biter.
The Gators could hardly muster
any offense against Gamecocks ace
Harris Honeycutt and dropped the
game 12-2. Honeycutt threw six in-
nings without allowing a run and
struck out 11.
"We weren't getting anything
started offensively at all," Neer
said. "He's a good pitcher for them,
though."
Junior ace Bryan Augenstein
struggled for most of the game, al-
lowing 11 runs on 14 hits in 6 1/3
innings.
UF's pitching staff gave up
10 home runs to the Gamecocks
through the course of the series,
including five to Jones, a normally
unheralded No. 7 hitter
Jones finished the series 9 for 12
with 11 RBI.
"It (the ball) looked like a balloon
coming at me," Jones said. "I've
never had a series like this."
Jones' success was a sore sight for
Gators fans. Jones played baseball at
Lake City Community College,
which is about forty miles north of
Gainesville, and was recruited by
both UF and South Carolina.


Men rake in 9 wins in Relays


* THE GATORS WON THE 4X100-
METER RELAY.

By DAVID CHAUNCEY
Alligator Writer

Coming down the stretch, the race was
breathtakingly cose.
All-American Willie Perry had a slight lead
in the 4x100-meter relay as he dashed toward
freshman Calvin Smith, who would run the
anchor leg.
Perry desperately leaned forward, fully ex-
tending his arm with the baton on the tips of his
fingers, reaching toward Smith.
"All I wanted to do was hold them off,"
Smith said. "I was just trying to get across that
finish line."
Smith glided toward victory, and by a one-
hundredth of a second, the Gators prevailed.
Overall, the UF men's squad gained nine vic-
tories and nine NCAA regional marks in front
of a home crowd at the 63rd annual Florida
Retys.
"I'm very pleased; we had a great day
today," UF men's track and field coach Mike
Holloway said. "The biggest thing today was
that we competed hard."
And no one competed harder than Smith on
the second day of the meet.
After running the final leg of the relay, Smith
finished first among collegians in the 200-meter
event with a personal-record time.
"The first day I didn't start too well, but I
picked it up today," Smith said. "I am just trying


to learn from my mistakes and run better.'
Other Gators excelled at their home track
during the weekend as well. UF's -x40) relay
scored a solid win with an NCAA regional
mark to close out the Florida Relays on Saturday
night. The cooler weather that the weekend
brought also had an affect on the meet.
"The cold definitely played to a disadvan-
tage," freshman Jeremy Hall said. "You prepare
in the heat, and it just throws you off a little."
Nevertheless, Hall led
all collegiate athletes in the
100-meter Friday and had a
Track& Field solid weekend.
The women's team also
showed up ready to com-
pete with three wins and eight NCAA regional
marks.
"Every week, we are looking for more and
more regional qualifiers," UF women's interim
coach Steve Lemke said. "We competed well
this weekend and brought our total of regional
qualifiers up to 13."
Southeastern Conference Field Athlete of
the Week Evelien Dekkers, a freshman, contin-
ued her success with a regional qualifier in the
javelin.
"A big highlight for us was Evelien," Lemke
said. "She's very special."
The Florida Relays is the only home meet for
the Gators this outdoor season, but some have
their eye on competing at their home track one
final time this season.
"Since the NCAA East Regional is here in
Gainesville," Lemke said, "we want to have a
big contingent at home."


Gators use two shutouts


to take Arkansas series


By KARL HYPPOLITE
Alligator Writer
khyppolite@alligator.org

After shutting out Arkansas in the
first two games of this weekend's se-
ries, the UF softball team was looking
to complete the sweep Saturday.
But the Razorbacks (17-33, 4-12
Southeastern Conference) turned the
tables on the Gators(32-17, 8-9 SEC),
taking the last game 1-0.
UF's bats were hot Friday as they
took the first game 4-0 and won the
second 5-0. Despite the offensive
outburst, the team's strong defense is
what encouraged the Gators.
"Defensively, I think we're getting
better every weekend," first baseman
Alexandra Gardiner said. "Every now
and then there's a bit of miscommuni-
cation, but I'd say we have one of the
best defenses in the country."
The Gators have won 12 of their
last 15 games and defense has been
the key.
UF has allowed just 1.4 runs per
game during the stretch, including six
shutouts. Pitcher Stacey Stevens rec-
ognizes how vital a strong defense is
to her success as a finesse pitcher.


"Defense is always key for me
when I'm in the circle," she said. "I'm
not a strikeout pitcher I'm a ground
ball, fly ball pitcher. So I rely on my
defense especially my infield."
After she was expected to be out
for the season with knee surgery,
freshmanFrancesca
Enea has returned,
but hasn't contrib-
uted defensively
since her return.
Despite her
physical limita-
tions, she's been
Stevens key to the Gators'
offense, with four
RBI since her return.
Enea's solo home run to left in the
first game gave UF a 1-0 lead and left
fans at the Florida Softball Stadium
on their feet as the freshman jogged
around the bases with a visible limp.
"I didn't even know I hit a home
run, actually," she said. "I got to sec-
ond base and I thought if was on the
ground, so I just thought it hit the
fence. Then Coach looked at me and
was like, 'Yeah, it's a home run."
"It felt pretty good. Its like, 'Wow, I
can still hit a home run.'"






MONDAY, APRIL 9, 2007 E ALLIGATOR


UF FOOTBALL


Wilson may face expulsion from UF


Jones to


By DAN TREAT
Alligator Staff Writer
dtreat@alligator.org

After being suspended for allegedly firing a
gun last Wednesday following a dispute at XS
nightclub on University Avenue, Gators offen-
sive lineman Ronnie Wilson could find himself
in an even greater heap of trouble.
It's possible the 300-pounder could be ex-
pelled from school.
And at this point, UF coach Urban Meyer
doesn't have the first say as to whether the
projected starter will ever be a part of the team
again, as the university strictly bans students
who live on campus from carrying firearms,
and the gun had been stored in Wilson's car
according to the police report.


- "It's the university's deal," Meyer said
Friday "I'll handle it after that. That's not a
mistake. That's a big one."
According to the Gainesville Police
Department report, Wilson fired the gun into
the air because, "he wanted
the victim to know how it
felt to be scared."
Meyer was asked if he
would ban his players from
owning guns, a policy that
new Miami coach Randy
Shannon put into place after
Wilson he was hired in December.
That policy, however,
was already in effect at UF, and it was the sub-
ject of a team meeting last week.
"We had.about an hour-and-a-half meeting


(Thursday). We've talked about guns on many,
many occasions," Meyer said. "That's some-
thing that I'm not used to, but then I see these
statistics roll across my desk, about 80 percent
of NFL players, 90 percent of NBA players."
"I forget who gave it to me. It was just-pub-
lished statistics. It's an era that I'm not used to.
I guess well just attack it even more than we
have."
Meyer said that he and his staff attempt to
stay ahead of the curve in regard to potential
pitfalls for their players, but in this instance
they were unable to prevent Wilson's incident.
"Every year it changes, what the focus is,"
Meyer said. "You try to put your finger in the
hole, and another one just starts. That's our job.
We've just got to do a better job. Obviously we
failed."


New Gators center seeks tips from former starter Rissler


FOOT, from page 32


teammates, showing what sacri-
fice and commitment can achieve.
"This is the first time in three
years that I'm ecstatic about our
offensive line," Meyer said. "In
my opinion, anyone who knows
anything about football knows
those are the guys you count on."
Meyer said the offensive line will


be instrumental in helping solve
UF's offensive problems.
The Gators are looking for an
every-down tailback and have a
new starting quarterbackinTebow.
Tebow gained experience last
season as a frequent substitute
in short-yardage situations.
Trautwein said linemen used
those opportunities to learn about
their new quarterback.
The transition UF now faces
from former quarterback Chris
me.~-mEan~~e-rz- s -I- --**um


Leak to Tebow may have its
bumps, like any major change
would.
But the Gators are counting
on their veteran offensive line to
minimize mistakes.
Should Tebow make a nov-
ice error, a proven line can be
the difference, Trautwein said.
"Tebow pretty much knows this
whole offense inside and out,"
Trautwein said. "But if he ever
messes up a read, we're here to


UF center Drew Miller blocks Terron Sanders during spring football practice on Friday. Miller leads
an experienced line for the revamped UF offense.


OUT LOUD, from page 32


Donovan could have simply stated his
lack of interest in the Kentucky offer, but he
chose to dodge the questions and leave the
door open until his meeting with athletics
director Jeremy Foley.
The two sides won't sit down and negoti-
ate a contract extension until after Donovan
comes back from a personal vacation, but let's
be realistic. Donovan walked out of that meet-
ing knowing full well that he is in store for a
lucrative raise.
And because Donovan played his cards so
correctly, he may wind up being overpaid.


The term "overpaid" may seem a little
awkward when talking about a guy who just
won back-to-back national championships,
but if the university plans to pay Donovan as
much as Kentucky was rumored to have been
willing to pay him, overpaid is exactly what
Donovan would be.
The reason is simple: Donovan should not
make more money than UF football coach
Urban Meyer.
The amount of money the basketball
program brings into the school is peanuts
compared to what the football team brings
in, and Meyer has done everything he can
to indicate that the future of UF football is
incredibly bright.
While Donovan has won two national


back him up. An inexperienced
line wouldn't be able to do that."
Depth is the best it has been
in a while for UF's offensive
line, and having all that talent
can pay off in numerous ways.
"We're all on our toesbecause there
are guys behind us with talent and
experience," guard Jim Tartt said.
The line got a big boost in recruit-
ing as the Gators signed arguably
the three best guards in the state
in twins Maurkice and Michael
Pouncey of Lakeland and James
Wilson of Ponte Vedra Beach.
The Pounceys have enrolled
and are going through spring
practice, while
Wilson whom
some analysts
considered the
FOo ll best high-school
guard in the nation
- will arrive in the summer.
The squad still isn't satisfied.
"I never feel good," said as-
sistant coach John Hevesy, who
oversees centers and guards.
"The moment you feel satisfied
is the moment you get beat."
The only major challenge this
spring is making Miller a solid
center something that hap-
pened last season when Steve
Rissler made the same switch.
Miller and Rissler played to-
gether in high school at Sarasota
Riverview, and Miller said he calls
the former UF center after each
practice for tips. Neither regards
the calls as an inconvenience,
Miller said. They both recognize
their task, both past and present.
"It's the line's responsibility to
lead the team," he said. "The suc-
cess of this team depends on it."


championships to Meyer's one, let's not for-
get that this is the same guy that two years
ago was consistently failing to get past the
first weekend of the NCAA Tournament
and was rumored to be in danger of losing
his job.
Donovan took a program that was left in
ruins by Lon Kruger and turned it into gold,
but this is a football school.
If Donovan is making $3.5 million per
year, Meyer should be making $4 million.
The truth is, Meyer's success brings in so
much money to the school that he could make
$10 million a year and still be worth it.
As great a coach as Donovan is, I'm not
sure you could say the same about the basket-
ball program.


coach at


Marshall

HOOPS, from page 32


preciation.
"We love you, Corey," a
few male Rowdy Reptiles
shouted during Corey
Brewer's on-stage interview.
Noah responded with a
surprised "Wow."
The male Rowdy Reptiles
spoke of their affection for
Donovan later.
"Leave that for Corey,"
Donovan said, eliciting
laughter from the arena.
As the confetti flew to
close out the ceremony, the
talk turned to the histori-
cal mark left by this Gators
team.

"These guys go down
in history as one of the
greatest teams ever as-
sembled."
Billy Donovan
UF men's basketball coach

Where does it rank com-
pared to the other great
teams?
"I don't know what would
happen if they played against
the UCLA teams of the 1970s
or the Kentucky teams, Duke
teams or UNLV teams,"
Donovan said. "These guys
go down in history as one
of the greatest teams ever as-
sembled."
They already have a one-
up on every other team in
college basketball history.
They will be the first na-
tional champion team hon-
ored on a Wheaties box.

ASSISTANT LEAVES: UF assis-
tant coach Donnie Jones was
hired as Marshall's head coach
Friday.
"My. time here has just
been unbelievable," Jones
said. "I'm so excited to have
the opportunity to be a part
of this special situation at
Marshall."
Jones, a Marshall alum-
nus, was an assistant coach
under Donovan with the
Thundering Herd and spent
two years there before com-
ing to Gainesville.
Jones is the second
Donovan assistant to leave in
the last two years. Anthony
Grant took the Virginia
Commonwealth job last sea-
son and led the team to an
NCAA Tournament berth.
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Donovan

"chose legacy


over history

His players call him a
master motivator.
He has a reputation
for being a talented recruiter.
But it's prowess as a strategist
that is going to earn UF men's
basketball coach Billy Donovan
an elite reputation and a whole
lot of money.
And I'm not talking about X's
and O's.
Don't think for a second that
Donovan was honestly consid-
ering taking the Kentucky job.
While Kentucky has an amaz-
ing fan base and all the glamour
in the
World, it
lacks the
most im-
portant
feature
of all: a
Bryan Jones better
Bryan Out Loud chance at
bjones@alligator.org success
than the.
UF job.
, High school juniors and se-
niors don't care what Kentucky's
basketball program did 50 years
ago under Adolph Rupp or even
10 years ago under Rick Pitino or
Tubby Smith.
I doubt 10 percent of the guys
Kentucky recruits even know
who Adolph Rupp is.
And let's face it.
Would you rather live the
next four years of your life in
Kentucky or in Florida?
Donovan- isn't stupid.
He could see right through
Kentucky's lure. After all, this
is the guy who personally ran
Tubby Smith out of Kentucky by
knocking the Wildcats off of their
pedestal in the Southeastern
Conference.
Take into account the added
pressure at Kentucky and the
fact that Donovan would have to
pack up and leave his stable life
in Gainesville, and it's easy to
see that Donovan likely had very
little interest in the Kentucky

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UF fans revel in emotional send-off


* THE SIEMENS TROPHY
WAS PRESENTED.

By NICK ZACCARDI
Alligator Staff Writer
nzaccardi@alligator.org

They packed the O'Connell
Center and overflowed into
The Swamp to pay their final
farewells to the greatest team
in UF history.
Fans came out in droves
to celebrate the back-to-back
national champion Gators bas-
ketball team Friday night.
The night was somber,
cheesy, humorous, but most of
all, bittersweet.
"I'm so proud of the way
these guys have been a team,
the way they've picked up
themselves, the way they've
handled themselves," UF
coach Billy Donovan said. "I
want to thank them from the
bottom of my heart."
Before the party began, a
moment of silence was held
for former Gainesville Police
Department Lt. Corey Dahlem,
who died Wednesday after get-
ting hit by a drunken driver
while on duty during Monday
night's celebration.
Then the players came
through the crowd one by one,
taking in the O'Dome experi-
ence one final time.
That's what Al Horford said


he would remember the most.
"Playing at the O'Connell
Center in front of all of these
people," -he- said. I I-love the
Gator Nation. This feeling is a
great feeling."
They pulled off the same
stunt they did at Midnight
Madness before the season
started, as Joakim Noah non-


chalantly tossed a crystal ball
over his shoulder and let it
shatter into pieces on the
stage.
And like the championship
celebration in 2006, the court
from the Final Four lay below
the stage.
The court will be cut into
2,200 1-foot-by-2-foot pieces


and sold off to benefit UF's
scholarship fund.
Then the departing juniors
received -a senior send-off as
they were handed their framed
jerseys in a ceremony normally
devoted to Senior Day.
The fans showed their ap-

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Luanne Dietz/ Alligator Staff
Al Horford (left) and Corey Brewer (right) react to the celebration Friday night in the O'Connell
Center where the team was honored for its second consecutive national championship.


By ANTONIO GONZALEZ
Alligator Staff Writer
agonzalez@alligator.org

Another UF practice has ended.
Players and coaches are walking to the
locker room, refreshing themselves with their
favorite flavor of Gatorade.
Not Drew Miller.
He's stillworking on snaps with Tim Tebow,
trying to master the quarterback's cadence.
The extra time isn't a requirement, but Miller
has made it one.
He doesn't want to be the lone question
mark on an offensive line filled with answers.
"The coaches have asked me to step up
and lead the line," said Miller, a senior who
is making the switch from guard to center, the


only position on the line that doesn't return a
starter. "It's my job to be a leader, and I'm try-
ing to lead by example."
Putting in extra time has become a
trademark for the
Gators offensive line.
The squad entered last
season filled with holes but
worked to become a domi-
nant force during UF's
championship run.
This season, the line
Miller is expected to anchor a
Gators team depleted by
graduation and the NFL Draft.
"We've got young guys everywhere
except the offensive line," Miller said. "We
have to be the leaders and step it up."


UF's offensive linemen have combined for 56
starts a stark contrast to a year ago, when
the number was 17.
That was when the linemen were criticized,
not praised.
That was when many thought the
line was too raw and untalented to run
Coach Urban Meyer's spread offense.
How things have changed.
"A lot of people doubted us last
year," left tackle Phil Trautwein said.
"So we just worked to become the best."
The linemen have two rings to show for their
effort one for the Southeastern Conference
title and another for the national title and
have become the model of success for their

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1968: The UF men's tennis team
sweeps Rollins 9-0. The Gators finished
the season 23-1, and it was the best sea-
son in Coach Bill Potter's 25-year reign
from 1952-1977.


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