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TUESDAY, APRIL 10, 2007
Thousands attend slain officer's funeral
Luanne Dietz/ Alligator Statt
Carried by police officers, the casket of Gainesville Police Department Lt. Corey Dahlem was removed from the
hearse and placed in front of the family Monday afternoon at the Forest Meadows Cemetery.
By JESSICA PONN
As the temperature dipped
below 60 degrees and chilling
drops of water fell from the
sky, a sweet choral voice rang
out inside the Trinity United
Methodist Church, assuring
Lt. Corey Dahlem's family that
without rain, there are no flow-
ers, just as without death, there
is no life.
Throughout the next hour
and a half, songs and recounted
memories stirred emotions
in those who watched, as the
Gainesville Police Department
buried one of its own Monday
At 10 a.m. an hour before
the funeral service was set to be-
gin- about 1,300 people had ar-
rived to pay their respects to the
officer, who died after he was hit
by a speeding truck April 3.
By 11 a.m., 2,300 mourn-
ers were packed into a chapel
meant for 2,000, while about
200 more huddled in the foyer
and crowded outside in the cold
The church was filled with
Florida law enforcement of-
ficers. They came from North
Miami Beach, St. Johns County
and everywhere in between to
honor Dahlem for his 22 years
Dahlem's body rested with
his family, a
guitar pick, a
from his chil-
several other mementos in a rich
wooden casket draped with an
One by one, men and women
rose and climbed the podium
steps to celebrate Dahlem's life.
Gainesville Police Chief
Norman Botsford, Gov. Charlie
Crist, Gainesville Mayor Pegeen
Hanrahan and UF President
Bernie Machen were among
those who spoke at the funeral.
SEE FUNERAL, PAGE 9
X 'blows up' in G'ville
* THE DRUG ECSTASY IS POPULAR
AMONG UF STUDENTS.
By DREW HARWELL
Alligator Staff Writer
It's at this point of the high that the drug
hits you the hardest. Users call it "blowing
Dancing feels like a necessity. Your
world fills with neon lights and sweet men-
thol smoke. Every bass thump becomes a
heartbeat. Every touch feels like an orgasm.
At downtown Miami's Ultra Music
Festival, an enormous party devoted to
electronic music during a hot March week-
end, the entire crowd was blowing up.
Hundreds of sweating bodies wearing
angel wings and rainbow skirts writhed
to the music as chemicals stormed through
their veins at 300 beats per minute.
The catalyst? A pill.
Also known as "E," "X" or "Ecstasy," the
drug has an appropriate street name the
stuff makes you feel good. No, better than
good. It makes you feel better than you've
It's also hit Gainesville in a big way.
According to police, Ecstasy is the city's
second most popular drug.
Local users don't seem to mind the
drug's illegality or negative effects they
still call it "the best drug ever."
Special Most have even come to accept
report the orgies, freak-outs, sleepless
nights, clenched jaws, bleak
come-downs and brain dam-
age that could accompany it.
At Ultra, they were accepted in every
stomp and scream. As the music and chemi-
cals continued to flow, a deep, robotic voice
came over the speakers: "You only take E
when you need to, and you need to ..."
The love drug
"Imagine, like, the best day you've ever
had, where everything went right and
you're falling in love with somebody,"
SEE ECSTASY, PAGE 4
Final Four floor cut, sold
By AMANDA McKENZIE
Alligator Contributing Writer
Gators fans have the chance to own a
piece of history.
The floor of the Atlanta basketball
court where the Gators men's basketball
team won this year's national champi-
onship will be cut into 2,200 pieces. The
1-foot by 2-feet sections are being sold to
fans who wish to own part of the floor that
was dribbled on April 2 by the title-hold-
Each piece will be laminated with the
full basketball court design, according to
"The floor piece will have a sticker
on the top that will look like a mini rep-
lica of the Final Four floor," said Adam
Freehling, an intern in the operations and
facilities department of the University
"The floor piece will have a
sticker on the top that will look
like a mini replica of the Final
University Athletic Association intern
Each section is priced at $199.
"We've had about 300 orders since
Friday from all over the United States,"
said Karen Stagler, the assistant manager
at the Official Gator SportShop.
The largest order received so far has
been for four pieces, Stagler added.
"Senior administration had talked
SEE FLOOR, PAGE 8
(right) has drawn
He mimics the San
star's "Lights Out"
dance, and he hits
like him too. See
story, pg. 24.
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* Student Government plans
to pass a bill tonight that would
honor Lt. Corey Dahlem, the
Gainesville Police Department
officer who died after he was hit
by a drunken driver following the
celebration of UF's basketball
See story, pg. 11.
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Drunken drivers not
By KIM WILMATH
Alligator Contributing Writer
In light of the recent death of
Lt. Corey Dahlem, a new UF study
examining the unsuccessful deter-
rents of drunken driving is espe-
Dahlem, an officer with the
Gainesville Police Department,
died Wednesday after he was hit
by a drunken driver following
the celebration of UF's basketball
The study found that threats of
jail time don't prevent people from
driving under the influence.
Of the 48 states studied, 18
had minimum jail sentences for
drunken driving, but only five of
those states saw a notable decrease
in fatal car crashes between 1976
University Police Department
officer Darin Gentry said the stan-
dard punishments for first-time
DUI offenders in Florida include
fines ranging from $250 to $500,
attendance at a substance abuse
course, driver's license suspension,
50 hours of community service and
10 days of vehicle impoundment.
Most drunken drivers spend
at least 24 hours in jail while they
sober up, Gentry said, but any ad-
y jail time
ditional jail time is assigned later.
Alexander C. Wagenaar, a UF
professor of epidemiology who was
the leading researcher of the study,
said: "For a criminal penalty to be
effective, people have to believe
they're going to be caught."
Even if they do get caught, the
usual minimum jail time for a first
offense is a couple of days.
"For a criminal penalty to
be effective, people have
to believe they're going to
Alexander C. Wagenaar
UF professor of epidemiology
"That's a weekend," he said.
But it could be several months to
a year before a driver experiences
those consequences, depending on
how long the judicial process takes.
"We know from basic psychol-
ogy that a reinforcer is less and less
effective the further away it is from
the behavior," Wagenaar said. "If
you have to punish someone, you
should punish them right when the
behavior is done."
In some states, officers can take
a drunken driver's license as soon
as he or she is pulled over, suspend-
unaries noop / Aingaxor
Gainesville Police Department Lt. Corey Dahlem was hifby a drunken driver on the corner of University
Avenue and Buckman Drive after the celebration of the Gators' national championship win.
ing driving privileges immediately,
In 2005, more than 16,000
Americans died in alcohol-re-
lated crashes, according to the
National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration. About 7 percent of
those deaths occurred in Florida.
Wagenaar said Gainesville's
Behind the wheel and under the Influence
Drunken driving is a problem in Gainesville. but its prevalence among UF students has steadily decreased.
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party atmosphere encourages in-
"It's a recipe for disaster," he
said, referring to cheap alcohol
and lax bar regulations as major
preventable factors in drunken
In other states, it's illegal to serve
alcohol to anyone who appears in-
toxicated, he said, but on any given
night in Gainesville, people who
are dangerously intoxicated can
order more drinks.
In 2006, 26.2 percent of UF
students drove a car while un-
der the influence, according to a
UF GatorWell Health Promotion
"Most people don't really want
to drink and drive they've
just got to get home," said Tavis
Glassman, the coordinator of alco-
hol and other drug prevention for
GatorWell. "Instead of a deterrent,
we need to make sure alternate
transportation is as convenient as
He said he thinks drunken driv-
ing in Gainesville, like in other col-
lege towns, is above average.
Although many people elect the
person who's least drunk to be the
designated driver, "buzz driving is
drunk driving," he said.
Gentry- said consequences
aren't on people's minds at the
bar. They're thinking about how
they're going to get home or to
the next party. The best way to re-
duce drunk driving is to encourage
people to take personal responsibil-
ity and plan transportation before
they drink, Gentry said.
"It's not just my job to keep peo-
ple safe," he said. "It's everybody's
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Gainesville's romance with the 'love drug'
ECSTASY. from page 1
.aid Nadia', a UF public relations
"It feels |ust like that." she sad.
But probably better "
Ecstasy's strength comes horn
a chenmcal m the brain called sero-
tonm. which typically trickles out in
small doses when one feels pleasure.
said UT pharmacy professor Paul
Ecsta_-, floods the brain with
the chemical. The result is about SL\'
hours ot happiness.
"It's like you're in a completely
alternate universe. It was really
one of the most fun nights of my
hie," said Dennis*, a 24-year-old UF
alumnus and ex-user.
The pill, which can come in se -
eral colors and be imprinted with
designs like stars. ibtsubishi logos
and Playboy bunnies, also grants
users a higher sense of openness
and empathy. Sounds, smells. tastes
and touches mtensil Users fear less
and feel closer to others.
"It acti\ ate the part of the brain
that gives you the message that e\ -
erythimg in the world L: hunk -don-ry.
everything is all right, there s noth-
ing to worrv about." Doenng said.
"It's stimulating all the pleasure
centers in the brain at once
"That night I remember." -aid
Adam'. a UF public relations stu-
dent, as he described his turst tune
taking Ecstasy. "I could wnte a story
about that night."
Adam said it's been about hye
years since he "rolled or used
Ecstasy. He can still recall. up to the
minute, how he felt after swallow-
mg the first pill
'Thirty nunutes. iour legs start
moving. Alter that. you start rocking
back and forth, and you Iust want to
move. You're swingmg your arms
back and torth you'ree cracking
your knuckles, you're stretching.
Everything feels ... great," he said.'
"That's why it's called rolling. It's
like a roller coaster. You build up,
build up and then just bam. It
Adam was about 18 then, work-
ing as a lifeguard and an Applebee's
bartender in a small rural town
in eastern Florida. He and several
friends had tried drugs before -
they were easier to get than alcohol,
he said. Ecstasy, however, quickly
became his favorite.
"You know that point right be-
fore you have an orgasm? That point
where your toes curl and you've got
that tickly numb feeling?" he said.
"Imagine that for two hours."
After taking Ecstasy, he and his
buddies liked to drop the tailgate on
his truck, pile in and drive slowly on
the dirt roads near his home. As they
rolled, they talked, chewed gum and
Adam described the morning-
after feeling as "ate up." He'd feel
tired but unable to get to sleep.
He'd be mopey but alert. His fingers
would be yellow from the packs of
cigarettes he had smoked.
Still, he said, the feeling was
Every couple weeks or so, the
friends would buy some pills for
about $15 each and roll on a week-
Over time, the group expanded.
They attended parties where every-
one was rolling. They upped their
dose to chase the high.
In one day, he and 40 friends
spent about $1,200 on pills -
enough for 11 pills for each person.
The group took a hit of Ecstasy each
After three years of using, how-
ever, he met his wife and stopped
taking Ecstasy. For him, there was
no crash and no withdrawal. He
only took the drug when he felt
bored, he said, and she took the
Over the three years, he estimat-
ed he took about 200 pills. The total
cost, he guessed, would have been
more than $5,000.
"It was a fun time, don't get me
wrong," he said. "I don't regret any
The Gainesville connection
Lt. Bart Knowles, narcotics com-
mander for the Gainesville Police
Department, ranked Ecstasy as
Gainesville's second most popular
drug behind cocaine and tied
"You know that point right
before you have an or-
gasm? That point where
your toes curl and you've
got that tickly numb
feeling? Imagine that for
UF public relations student
The drug, which was first made
illegal in 1985, is routinely bought
and sold around town by people
between ages 16 and 25, he said.
Based on interviews with stu-
dents and local arrest statistics,
Knowles said the drug has become
"very apparent in the dubs down-
town," even going so far as to call
the city's late-night music scene a
"conduit" for the drug's use.
However, Capt. Jeff Holcomb of
the University Police Department
said he thinks Gainesville's X usage
His department, which covers
the UF campus, has filed no charges
of Ecstasy possession since the be-
ginning of 2006. There are no field
tests used in Gainesville for its use.
"Is it being used? Probably so,"
said Holcomb. "I'd like to think it's
not very widespread."
The results of anonymous
surveys released by the UF-spon-
sored GatorWell Health Promotion
Services seem to back him up.
The drug's peak of popularity
was in 1999, when 4.3 percent of UF
students, or about 2,100 people, re-
ported they had tried it in the last
Back then, Gainesville was con-
sidered by some to be a center for
all-night dance parties, or raves, said
Tavis Glassman, the coordinator
of alcohol and other drug preven-
tion for UF's Student Health Care
"I don't consider Gainesville the
party mecca of the state," he said.
"So you know when people were
coming here to rave, something
was going on in terms of the drug
The popularity of the drug seem-
ingly tapered off in following years.
GatorWell's 2006 survey estimated
that only about 250 UF students
had tried the drug within 30 days
- about atenth of 1999's figures.
Some Gainesville users, however,
believe Ecstasy's status is still strong
or may see a comeback.
"It's a college town," said Sam*,
a UF political science student and
Ecstasy user. "Kids just like getting
The E scene
For Dennis*, a UF alumnus and
ex-user, the drug opened a new level
The former dub promoter's first
experience with the "party drug"
was at Ultra in 2002. A pink pill, a
green pill and an hour later, he was
immersed in the loudest music he
said he'd ever heard.
"Everybody was on drugs," he
said. "It was just a crazy big party."
Dennis would go on to take
about 75 pills on 25 different occa-
sions in downtown dubs, concerts
and house parties.
The parties were the craziest, he
said. Laughter mixed with dance
music. Marijuana smoke mixed
with the hiss of "whippets" huffs
of nitrous oxide from a pressurized
And, of course, the partygoers
mixed with each other.
Women with men, women with
women, everyone with everyone.
Dennis witnessed orgies that filled
bedrooms and took part in some.
"It makes everyone feel lovey-
dovey, like they can hook up and
not have any emotions about it after
it's over," he said. "That's just how
the alternate world is no one re-
All that mattered was the high,
he said, and how it made you feel. X
was an escape.
"It gets you to get away from,
like, everyday life, you know. It's,
f-ing, something completely differ-
ent than what you're used to in your
normal everyday life."
UF student Nadia* swore that
for her, Ecstasy was not an escape. It
was a reality enhancer.
"It's skin deep," she said from
behind her brown hair, lip ring and
lit cigarette, "and then it's like soul
deep, at the same time."
Nadia's memories of Ecstasy
play out through her stories like a
filmstrip: summer night dancing
on multicolored pills, or "Skittles;"
drawing on friends with highlight-
ers and dancing in the black light;
dollar-store glow sticks and the
floating neon swirls.
Ecstasy gives a euphoric experi-
ence, she said, and she's always
"Not in that, 'Ah, I have to have
more of it,' you know," she cor-
rected. "It was sort of like, 'That
was so much fun.' I felt nostalgic
"for the experience, you know. I had
a great time with great friends, and I
wanted to have that again."
However, Nadia's scrapbook of
drug memories, most of which took
place in Gainesville, doesn't fail to
depict less-than-euphoric times, too:
having to chew on straws to stop
from denching her teeth, an E side
effect; a drug-addled freak-out in
which she didn't feel she could be
Nicole Safker / Alligator Staff
A couple canoodles in a hammock in the VIP section at Ultra Music Festival 2007 in
Miami. The event featured several techno and electronic music stars and served as
a locus for the Ecstasy community.
Nicole Safker / Alligator Staff
Thousands of people dance together as DJ Tiesto plays a set at Ultra. At the festival,
many took Ecstasy and danced for hours.
TUESDAY, APRIL 10, 2007 U ALLIGATOR, 5
let go; taking four pills in a night of
partying and later feeling what she
called "an earthquake in her eyes."
In fact, Nadia's experiences had a
dangerous beginning. She was 17, a
new UF student, when she first tried
what she thought was Ecstasy.
After swallowing the pill, she felt
energetic and connected. She and
another user had sex for about seven
hours. She couldn't sleep or eat.
Nadia later discovered that the
pill she had taken was metham-
phetamine, an addictive and illegal
Ecstasy pills, which are cut and
pressed in unregulated under-
ground labs, come with no guar-
Some drug dealers mix the active
Ecstasy component, MDMA, with
cheaper ingredients like talc, lac-
tose or caffeine in order to increase
Others have mixed the pills with
drugs that can be found cheaper
than E but could be dangerous, like
methamphetamine, DXM, ketamine
Recent research published in the
medical journal The Lancet ranked
20 drugs based on the danger they
bring users, their- potential for ad-
diction and the drug's impact on
Ecstasy was ranked 18th.
Though Doering, the UF phar-
macy professor, said he thinks the
study is oversimplified, he added
that there are few direct dangers as-
sociated with Ecstasy.
"That's what makes it a hard sell
when you try to encourage people
not to use," he said.
Nevertheless, Ecstasy is far from
a life-changing miracle drug. Like
with any pill, E has several dan-
gerous side effects and a history of
involvement with overdoses and
"I've always said, 'When God
created drugs, he tied strings to
them,'" Doering said. "If it weren't
for the fact that Ecstasy had long-
term neurological problems, it'd
make a tremendous antidepres-
Throughout the years, Ecstasy
has been present in nationwide
deaths from dehydration, overhy-
dration, mixing drugs and over-
"What people may be do-
ing in use of this drug is
mortgaging tomorrow on
the pleasure that they get
'UF pharmacy professor
Though rarely the sole cause of
death, Ecstasy can cause users to
lose sleep, lose their appetite, have
higher blood pressure and grind
For some users, though, the big-
gest danger of Ecstasy use can come
from the drug's most appealing
quality its release of the "feel-
good chemical" serotonin.
The time after the pill's ef-
fects have worn off, known as the
"crash," has been described by some
as not being worth the high.
During a crash, the brain re-
sponds to a flooding of serotonin
with a drought, meaning depres-
sion, anxiety and paranoia.
However, the crash, also called
"Black Tuesday" or "Suicide
Tuesday," is rare for some users.
"(I) never felt depression,"
Dennis said. "I felt pissed that I had
to be back to the real world."
Doering said there's also the pos-
sibility that Ecstasy abuse could lead
to permanent brain damage.
"There's going to be a point in
time where-you've just completely
used up all the serotonin that's
there," he said. "And if the serotonin
factory is damaged, like researchers
say that it's damaged, then you're
out of luck. Because you may remain
in that Black Tuesday forever."
Slaves to the vibe
Even without physical damage,
the feelings of happiness experi-
enced in real life could be dwarfed
by the artificial euphoria from the
drug, although some users don't
think this could be a problem.
"I really don't think that you can
ruin happiness for yourself," Sam
said. "It's all about moderation."
Still, some drug education pro-.
fessionals maintain that the feeling
of happiness is fragile and can be
"All of a sudden, that first kiss or
that great meal or that funny come-
dian is not as good as it once was be-
cause it can't compare to when you
were high," Glassman said. "It's no
wonder that addicts would do any-
thing to have that feeling again."
For some X addicts, also known
as "E-tards," the sensation of the
high can become dangerously at-
"I can't say that the withdrawal
from Ecstasy is as well-character-
ized as it might be from morphine
or heroin or whatnot," Doering
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People rest alongside graffiti-painted railroad boxcars at Ultra Music
Festival 2007 in Miami. The dancing became tiring for some, who
took a break along the cars to eat and rest.
said. "But there's that psychological
component that calls people back for
more and more.
"What people may be doing in
use of this drug is mortgaging to-
morrow on the pleasure that they
get today," Doering said. "That's
Ecstasy users who asked to speak
If the lights seem brighter, it may just be the drugs
By KIRSTEN LANG
Alligator Staff Writer
All names in this story, including the'
author's, have been changed.
The evening sun poured down through
the rain clouds over Miami like a neon
waterfall. But if my insides were vibrating
and my feet felt like they had little to do
with the ground, it wasn't because of the
weather. It wasn't the music though that
No, I'd blame the Ecstasy. One down,
and four more to go.
I'd tossed the first down in the car
with a gulp of water. That was an hour
ago. Normally I'd be feeling it more by
this point. But thanks to the three scoops
of coconut ice cream I'd gorged on before
riding to downtown Miami's Bicentennial
Park, my metabolism was sluggish.
After the ice cream, the pill tasted bitter.
But the payoff, I knew, would be sweet:
Along with thousands of ravers, candy
kids and technophiles, I was at Ultra Music
Fest 2007. And, of course, I was rolling.
Few people at the two-day electronic
music festival weren't. Sixteen-year-olds
with pigtails and thigh-high striped socks
pranced around inbikinis, pupils wide and
glassy, while European men in their late 30s
bobbed their heads and their Dolce and
Gabbana sunglasses above their tight
A/X T-shirts and sweaty, open-necked
button-downs, their pockets bulging with
Skittle-colored pills. Tanned Miami beach
babes with streaked hair, low-cut shirts
and pink aviators. Boys in baggy bondage
pants whose straps whipped through the
air as they thrashed about, flailing armfuls
of beaded bracelets.
My jaw begin to clench in a way I could
only control when I remembered and
since it didn't hurt, I didn't
often remember. Gum helped. T
They were probably spiked the str
with heroin, my friend Rick poiun
had said the night before in the they
Holiday Inn room the five of us
were sharing. Pills often were, he Thou
said. And since he usually knew there,
what he was talking about, I was ev
"See those dark spots?" eve
He pointed to a smattering of
maroon and olive dots on the
surface of the pink and neon-green pills.
"Those were originally brown but were
dyed over to make the pill. They cut
Ecstasy with heroin a lot because it's cheap
and it always makes you feel good."
I nodded dubiously but figured that be-
cause rolls were always spiked with heroin,
and I'd never felt any crazy urge to accost
the nearest bum and demand a dimebag of
smack after any previous MDMA binges,
I'd be fine this time. Theoretically;
And with drugs, what other kind of
logic is there? The next pill could kill you
... but it probably won't. So what else can
you do but swallow it?
I've never figured out a good answer.
But when night dropped and I ex-
ploded in a dance frenzy as Rabbit in the
Moon hopped onto the main stage, I felt
like I knew the answer to every question
there is. Fireworks burst over Biscayne Bay
in cown-colored dragon licks, and I knew
everything everything that
he beat, mattered at least. And while
what mattered may not have
obes, my extended much beyond glow
ling heart sticks and head massages and
were one. Vicks inhalers and cosmic bliss,
that was enough.
gh I was I swallowed the second in
I wasn '. I a portable toilet, washing it
'erywhere, down with a $4 bottle of water.
The third and fourth I took in
rything. the crowd, my friends huddled
around me to block the prying
eyes of the security guards
who probably didn't care anyway. They
knew what we were here for.
I choked down the last hunched over
on a log while Rick, Sara and Lucy fin-
ished a sloppily rolled joint they made
with papers borrowed from a nearby
custer of smokers. Sara had smuggled the
weed into the park in her bra, as I did with
That last pill took me by surprise.
"I'm so glad I didn't take the red one
yet," I'd told my roommate, Carmella, five
minutes earlier. I'd felt a strong gagging
impulse grabbing me by the throat as I
walked to the toilets with Carmella and a
documentarist named Adam we'd met in
the crowd. I didn't feel as though I'd really
mind throwing up. However, I didn't want
to lose the $60 of MDMA in my stomach,
and I didn't want to have a seizure there
on the muddy pavement.
But with Adam flourishing a pink
glowstick in front of my face as he and
Carmella towed me over to the toilets, I
quickly forgot to care.
So when Rick pulled out his last pill
after I'd gotten back to the smoke circle,
I popped mine too. It gave me trouble. A
mean acid reflux kicked in, and instead of
bolting back neatly with my mouthful of
flat Sprite, the pill spilled off my tongue to
the hardscrabble dirt at my feet.
"Shit." I turned to Rick, my eyes nearly
as wide and round as his glassy pupils.
"Oh f-. Rick. Oh f-. I dropped it!"
"Here," he said and swooped in with
his flickering Bic.
In a moment we had found it. Ibrushed
it off and knocked it back, gulping fiercely.
My fingers thrumming, I lit another
menthol Parliament. I felt as if some
vague, unseen hand was pressing down
on my nail beds. I leaned back against the
post behind me. Floated.
The beat, the strobes, my pounding
heart they were one. Though I was
there, I wasn't. I was everywhere, every-
And to hell with the headache I'd have
in the morning.
6, ALLIGATOR E TUESDAY, APRIL 10, 2007
UF and Gainesville must
The threat of being put behind bars for the weekend
won't deter you from drinking and driving, according
to a recent UF study.
Given the recent death of the Gainesville Police
Department's Lt. Corey Dahlem, we think it's time
Gainesville and the state of Florida re-examine their policies
regarding punishment for people who drive under the influ-
ence of alcohol.
The longer you wait to receive your punishment, the less
effective it will be in deterring you from doing wrong again.
So when it takes a DUI case months or even a year to go
through the judicial process, it's not surprising that the pun-
ishment, when it's finally received, won't do much to keep
people from drinking and driving in the future.
So what can be done to remedy this?
On the state level, law enforcement officers should be
able to take drunken drivers' licenses away immediately. The
fines should be raised because nothing hurts most people
more than a slap to the wallet.
But on a local level, the situation is a little different. Let's
face it: This is a college town, and we're going to drink no
matter what. So our city and university should help make
things as safe as possible for us.
The perpetual debate the bar-closing hour extension -
has been talked about for years. Maybe this tragedy will be
the catalyst that finally gets our city commissioners to realize
that giving us an extra hour to sober up, instead of flooding
the streets all at once, will be safer for everyone on the roads.
And who wouldn't want to hear an extra set at that awesome
concert in the Atlantic?
Another possibility is increasing the availability of taxis
downtown. Sure, any restaurant or bar will call a cab for you
if requested, but why not put them right there on the streets
for barhoppers to see? Most of us don't have very far to trav-
el. If several friends rode home together, the fare wouldn't be
too high. The only downside is that this would require a little
planning so cars don't get left downtown.
The Regional Transit System should consider expanding
its Later Gator services.
The main problem with Later Gator is the infrequency
with which in runs. When students have to wait 20 to 30
minutes for the bus just to get downtown, many will say,
"Screw this" and hop in their cars. But will that change their
drinking plans for the evening? Probably not.
And then there's the small number of buses. When hun-
dreds of students flood the downtown stops after they're
kicked out of the clubs, many have to wait to get on a bus.
If RTS could add one more bus to each Later Gator route
- which could be paid for in part by our transportation fee
- students would be more inclined to use the service.
But the most important deterrent of all? Peer pressure.
Yeah, all the corny commercials say, "Friends don't let friends
drive drunk," and we all roll our eyes. But we shouldn't.
If your circle of friends doesn't want to take the Later
Gator, establish a rotation of who will be the designated
driver each night. Those who plan to drink can pay the DD's
cover at the bar and buy him or her sodas to soften the blow.
The only way we can eliminate tragedies like what hap-
pened to Dahlem is to realize that drunken driving is never
safe and there are always better, cheaper options than
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Not time for manatee's status change
ust when I thought it was finally turning around its
abysmal environmental record, the Bush administra-
tion has again proven itself nature's enemy. It took
Dubya six years to admit global warming is a reality.
And now his administration is after the Florida
manatee, a species in danger of extinction.
According to an internal White House memo from
the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the manatee no lon-
ger "meets the definition of an endangered species."
The manatee's status will be upgraded to "threatened"
under the Endangered Species Act because it is suppos-
edly no longer on the verge of extinction.
According to an annual census, 2,812 manatees were
recorded in Florida's waters this year. In 1991, the first
year of the census, the recorded population was 1,267.
That means in 16 years, the population rose by 1,545.
That doesn't exactly seems like a huge jump.
If no one expresses indignation at this move, it's pos-
sible that the status of even more endangered animals
will be upgraded. As we all learned in middle school,
every species is an essential part of the ecosystem. If
we lose even a single one, our environment could be
Last year was the bleakest of the past 30 in terms of
manatee deaths. In 2006, 416 sea cows died many due
to collisions with boat propellers.
The classification change from endangered to threat-
ened has been called a largely symbolic move, since the
state and federal protections already in place would not
change. According to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service,
it only signals that the species has rebounded.
Numerous protections and laws defend manatees
from potentially dangerous human interaction, such as
1 bans on poaching and harassing.
But the change would make it
easier to increase boating speed
limits and waterfront construc-
tion on Florida's coasts. Boating
Anuradha Pandey restrictions might be relaxed.
lAuradha Pandey So many manatees have been
email@example.com killed already while classified as
endangered. It doesn't seem wise
to upgrade them to threatened.
The memo stated that manatees are exhibiting posi-
tive growth rates along the state's east and northwest
coasts but there is uncertainty about the southwest
Given this uncertainty, the government shouldn't
even consider upgrading the manatee. The U.S. Fish
and Wildlife Service claimed its decision could change
because nothing will be concrete until later this month.
In the meantime, environmental groups should make a
lot of noise and convince it to reverse the plan in the
I've always expected the worst from the Bush admin-
istration as far as environmental policies go. This is just
another example of its inability to take responsibility for
humanity's impact on the earth.
I hope Florida won't take its cues from the federal
government and upgrade the manatee's status under
So far, Gov. Charlie Crist has proven himself to be
a different breed of Republican I hope he continues
this trend when it comes to the environment.
Anuradha Pandey is a history junior. Her column ap-
pears on Tuesdays.
The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator.
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its Later Gator service?
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Letters to the Editor
Bottled water nothing more than a waste of money UF should actively enforce anti-smoking policies
I just wanted to express my gratitude for Monday's col- Rohan Jairam's Monday letter to the editor said UF
umn "Bottled water often tap water in disguise." It really implemented strategies to fight on-campus smoking. But
annoys me when people insist on paying so much more for though the university implemented anti-smoking policies,
bottled water. I'm glad there's finally a column explaining it left the job of enforcement up to department administra-
that bottled water isn't very different from tap. Why pay tors. If UF wanted to fight on-campus smoking, it would
more money for containers that take up space in your re- provide a uniform enforcement plan and punishment for all
frigerator when you can get practically free water from your policy violators. Obviously, its "peer-pressure" stance is not
I also want to say how ridiculous it is that Dasani actu- If Mr. Jairam and other UF students really want clean air
ally adds salt to its water. The point of water is to quench around campus buildings, they should take advantage of
your thirst so when you drink Dasani, you pay to defeat the lack of enforcement and encouragement of peer pres-
water's purpose. It's horrible that a trusted brand in bever- sure. Working under the assumption that no students would
ages would do something to cause its customers to buy more violate UF's 50-feet policy, students should find water and
water to quench their thirst, because added salt can't be do- douse any source of smoke near a building. If they would
ing the trick, like to be a little less militant, they can also walk up to viola-
So, my fellow Gators, be aware of what you're drinking tors and pass gas loudly. If they get any negative responses
and wasting your money on. from smokers, they should just say that unlike smoking,
Tracey Lewis there is no policy against passing gas near a building.
4BA Also, most of Mr. Jairam's gratitude to UF for disallowing
smoking in its facilities should be redirected to the people
U U of the state of Florida who voted yes on a constitutional
amendment that banned smoking in almost all indoor work-
places. While it is true that smoking was not allowed in most
buildings before the ban, the amendment has far-reaching
effects that go beyond our campus.
Dow Chemical Company's commercial misleading
Sunday night I was watching the Discovery Channel
miniseries "Planet Earth," whose awe-inspiring shots inspire
a sense of conservation in us all. Then the commercial break
came on, and I was sickened. The Dow Chemical Company,
one of the nation's top producers of toxic pollutants, ran an
ad using one of our nation's favorite political strategies. With
no real statement, a lot of cool computer-aided graphics and
some warm, soothing music, it attempted to persuade the
user that chemicals are good. Dow's products while they
provide the materials for the world we live in destroy the
very essence of this show's focus. Yet the commercials aim to
skew the viewer's perspective through association.
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UF should focus on its quality instead of its rankings
you're probably familiar with college
rankings. They influence millions of
application decisions and are often
advertised by high-ranked schools UF
Recently, the heads of 12 American
schools began campaigning to boycott the
U.S. News & World Report's annual college
rankings. Universities across the country
would be wise to unite against not only
U.S. News & World Report but against
all ranking systems aimed at prospective
undergraduates. These rankings do a dis-
service to students and colleges alike.
One argument against college rankings
is that many of the ratings' criteria are in-
valid. Almost all ranking systems empha-
size low acceptance rates as indicative of
quality. By this logic, cutting the size of the
incoming class would indicate an improve-
ment in educational quality.
Likewise, the incoming classes' grade
point averages and standardized test scores
are highly weighted. So if a school has
a large journalism program that doesn't
mind students with mediocre SAT math
scores, that's too bad.
Using selectivity and freshman qual-
ity to rank schools belies the purpose of
higher education. Schools are rewarded
for recruiting excellent students and giv-
ing them a degree rather than for helping
good students achieve their academic
potential. Credit for the achievements of
incoming students should go to their pre-
paratory schools not the colleges that
Other measures of school quality are
similarly invalid. For example, most
rankings include measures of financial
resources. Those rankings generally ignore
the allocation of resources, so schools with
some high-cost programs can get away
with neglecting other programs.
Tolulope Bukola Measures like per-
Speaking Out centage of instructors
with doctorate de-
grees ignore the fact
that it can be better to have college algebra
classes taught by people who remember
what it was like to learn algebra, while pro-
fessors holding doctorates are reserved for
upper-level classes and research.
The biggest problem with college rank-
ings is they encourage "rank-steering"
- or "prestige-whoring," as I prefer to call
it. This is when universities divert funds
into programs that earn more prestige per
dollar spent, regardless of the actual needs
of the student population. This money con-
verts into higher rankings.
Case in point: Why spend money on
UF's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
just because it serves the most students,
when other colleges are more visible and
more important to rankings?
This conflicts with the real quality of a
university, the quality of the education it
offers and its perceived quality in short,
It would benefit anyone associated with
UF for the school to be ranked higher. But
no students want to see this happen at the
cost of their educations. This would be
unfair to Florida residents, because UF's
main purpose is to train a skilled, educated
workforce for the state not to magnify its
Ranking system places universities like
UF in the awkward position of trying to
offer a quality education while maintain-
ing ratings that are not conducive to such
a goal. UF and other universities should
focus on providing a top-quality rather
than a top-ranked educational experi-
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Flaming Lips to play free show at UF's Flavet Field
* SG PRODUCTIONS PAID $50K FOR THE
By JOANNA BLAZ
The psychedelic rock and spacey lyrics of The
Flaming Lips are coming to UF's Flavet Field on
"I felt that The Flaming Lips encompass so many
genres that pretty much anyone can come out and
have fun," said Robert Moreno, the chairman of
Student Government Productions.
SG Productions and the Reitz Union Board orga-
nized the show, which is free and open to the public.
It starts at 5 p.m.
History junior Jessica Pisano said she couldn't be-
lieve the band was coming to play at UE
"At first, I thought it was an April Fool's joke,"
said Pisano, who first heard about the show April 1.
"It's.pretty unbelievable to see a band I actually
like," she said.
The Flaming Lips's live extravaganzas, which have
included giant balloons and showers of confetti in the
past, are the reason Q Magazine ranked The Flaming
Lips among its "50 bands to see before you die."
Pisano said she's been listening to The Flaming
Lips album "At War with the Mystics"
On since she got it for Christmas. She plans
*:.a'i'V to travel to Tennessee to see the band
play at the Bonnaroo Music & Arts
Festival in June.
The opening acts at UF include The Rapture,
Stardeath and the White Dwarfs.
SG Productions paid The Flaming Lips $50,000
for the performance and gave The Rapture $1,000,
Moreno said. Stardeath and the White Dwarfs are
performing for free.
"It's free," Moreno said. "You'd be crazy not to
Jennifer LaBrie / Alligator Staff .
Sheryl Crow to stop at O'Dome
By ERIN EHRLICH
On a tour to raise awareness about
global warming, Grammy Award-
winning singer Sheryl Crow and envi-
ronmentalist Laurie David will stop at
the O'Connell Center on Monday.
The event, which is free and starts
at 7:30 p.m.,.will include an acoustic
performance from Crow, a 20-min-
ute speech from David, a question-
and-answer session, and clips from
"An Inconvenient Truth," Al Gore's
Academy Award-winning documen-
tary about global warming.
"People- are going to have a really
good time," David said in a telephone
interview. "Everyone's going to leave
the show feeling great and empow-
David said the goal of the tour is to
make students aware that helping the
environment doesn't have to be com-
plicated and to encourage them to de-
mand solutions from themselves, their
universities and their lawmakers.
"There are easier things to do and
harder things to do, and the goal is to
get everybody to do one of the easier
things," she said.
UF is one of
11 universities on
Sthe tour, which
started Monday at
"I'm excited to
Crow see what's hap-
pened on college
campuses and get them ignited as
much as possible on this issue," David
said. "We really need you guys. We
need colleges to get engaged."
David said she and Crow met
through a mutual friend and dis-
cussed the consequences of global
warming over lunch one day.
She said the tour was Crow's idea,
and although it was mostly a joke at
first, they were able to make it work.
"Within a couple of days, it was a
reality," David said.
The chairman of UF's speaker's
bureau, Andrew Brown, said a repre-
sentative from the tour contacted him
to arrange the event.
He said UF is not paying Crow,
David or anyone else from the tour
for their visit.
"The tour was looking for college
campuses that had made initial steps
with sustainability, and UF was defi-
nitely one of them," he said.
The tour is only stopping at
Southern universities because the two
didn't want to go where they would
necessarily be expected to go, like
New York or California, she said.
"The truth is, in terms of global
warming, everyone is part of this
problem," David said. "It's really
critical that people understand what's
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about the idea to sell the floor last year and decided to
go through with the plan for the second national cham-
pionship," Freehling said.
Proceeds from selling the floor pieces will go to
athletic scholarships for all men's and women's sports,
If all 2,200 pieces are sold, there will be nearly half a
million dollars for the scholarships.
The University Athletic Association.purchased the
basketball court from the Georgia Dome for $71,000, so
the profit from selling the floor pieces will be six times
what the athletic department paid for it.
"We're hoping to make around $70 to $80 in profit
from each piece to put toward the scholarships," said
Jack Pfaff, the coordinator of the operations and facili-
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Mourners remember Dahlem's passion for Seminoles, fishing
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Dahlem's father and father-in-
law shared loving memories, and
his daughter, Katie, wrote a speech
that her friend read aloud.
An audience composed mostly
of people who never met Dahlem
left the chapel with a strong sense of
who he was.
He put his family above all else.
He used to visit his children dur-
ing their school days at C.W. Norton
Elementary so frequently that the
faculty dubbed him "homeroom
mother of the year."
His daughter described him
as her shining star and said that if
she had known when her father
dropped her off at school recently
that it would be the last time she
would ever see him, she never
would have gotten out of his truck.
He was a fan of the FSU
Seminoles, as everyone at GPD was
forced to accept when he once jok-
ingly programmed an FSU screen-
saver onto all of the department's
He loved the outdoors from an
"If you had pictures of our four
kids, the dirty one was Corey," said
his father, Ted Dahlem.
He maintained a passion for
fishing and often visited his father's
And he was an avid guitar
A video montage on chapel
projector screens flashed images
of Dahlem jamming out with his
He loved to laugh.
Jim Ragusa said his son-in-law
used to try to persuade him to hand
over his red Corvette because he
said it was aggravating Ragusa's
"I don't have abad back," Ragusa
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He bought a model convert-
ible red Corvette and placed it in
In between almost a dozen eulo-
gies, mourners sniffled, softly pierc-
ing the silence and dropping damp,
white tissues that lay scattered
throughout the chapel aisles.
Pastor Dan Johnson made his
way to the altar last and asked the
audience to pray with him.
More than two thousand heads
bowed, as if attached to one puppet
More than two thousand voices
recited the Lord's Prayer.
As the heads began to rise,
tears fresh in many eyes, the same
choral voice that began the service
concluded it with a rendition of
Bette Midler's "Wind Beneath My
For some, the pow-
LOcal erful lyrics were too
News much to bear.
A GPD officer who
was standing at atten-
tion along a wall in the church re-
laxed her disciplined stance for the
first time all morning as she covered
her eyes with her hands and began
At the words "Thank God for
you," she nodded and sighed
deeply, her tears glistening in the
dim chapel light.
Others stared blankly ahead,
tears falling down their faces.
An officer's commanding voice
instructed everyone to rise.
Officers lined the chapel's exit,
facing one another and saluting
Dahlem's casket and family as they
walked out of the building and into
white Ford Excursion limousines.
Dozens of police cars lined up
behind one another on Northwest
The procession looked like miles
of bright Christmas lights flashing
yellow, red and blue as it ascended
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Sally Dahlem, center, grips an American flag that was folded in her husband Lt. Corey Dahlem's honor
Monday afternoon during the graveside ceremony. To her right was his son, Brandon, and daughter, Ka-
tie, and to her left was his father-in-law, Jim Ragusa, and his father, Ted Dahlem.
a hill into the distance.
"That's incredible," one onlooker
said. "And they're still coming."
There were so many cars, it took
more than one hour for them to
travel less than 2 miles.
While the temperature remained
unusually low, the rain slowed to a
trickle at the gravesite.
An officer called his colleagues
to attention as Dahlem's family
emerged from their limousine.
The K9 Unit dogs began to bark
and whimper loudly.
The horses became antsy, too.
"They hate this," Lt. Keith Kameg
said of the animals.
As they quieted down, two men
dressed in plaid kilts and white knee
socks began playing the bagpipes
- a tradition at police funerals.
Officers saluted Dahlem's casket
and instructed his family members
to take seats under a canopy. They
embraced beneath three burgundy
umbrellas as they moved for the
An amplified police radio echoed
"1087" police lingo for an officer
signing out of service.
"He is unable to answer the call,"
the radio voice said. "He has been
called off to eternal service."
The voice called for a moment of
Kameg's lip quivered as he slid
on a pair of dark sunglasses under a
completely overcast sky.
Four helicopters flew overhead,
seven officers fired a total of 21 shots
into the air, and the dogs howled
like wolves grieving for a lost pack
A trumpet sounded as an officer
removed the flag from Dahlem's
casket, carefully folded it, bent
down on one knee and presented it
to his widow, Sally Dahlem.
The bagpipes wailed again, the
mourners left, and the sun came out
through the clouds over Dahlem's
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PSU holds 'wedding'
By CHANTALLE CARLES assistant for Pride Awareness Month.
Alligator Contributing Writer "It is not fair to give some people more
rights than others."
Next to a temporary arch adorned Richards said she believes marriage
with tulle and fake flowers, members is not so much about religion, but
of UF's Pride Student Union addressed rather about equal rights rights that
one of the nation's most controversial every person is entitled to.
Monday morning, PSU held a gay
wedding demonstration on the Reitz
Union Colonnade to confront the gay
community's difficulty obtaining legal
"Queerly Beloved," one of the
many events organized by PSU for
Pride Awareness Month, was intended
to teach students about the differences
between marriages and civil unions,
which are legally recognized for same-
sex couples in a few states.
"A civil union is not marriage,"
said freshman Tiffany Richards, the
event's chairwoman and a promotions
"A civil union is not marriage.
It is not fair to give some
people more rights than
The wedding seemed to succeed in
educating the students who attended,
said Olatoya Fabiyi, a UF freshman
who watched the demonstration.
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By CRAIG RUNYON
Alligator Contributing Writer
As UF students find ways to
honor Lt. Corey Dahlem of the
Gainesville Police Department,
the corer of West University
Avenue and 17th Street has
sprouted several floral memori-
als paying tribute to him.
Student senators plan to pass
a resolution tonight honoring
On Friday, Student
Government leaders and other
UF students helped raise about
$12,000 for a college fund for
struck by a
Dahlem following the
celebration of the Gators' men's
basketball national champion-
"A lot of people have been
touched by the tragedy that be-
fell this community following the
championship celebration last
Monday," Sen. David Drescher
wrote in an e-mail.
Drescher and Student Body
President John Boyles authored
the legislation, and Drescher
said they want senators to focus
on the selfless contributions that
Dahlem had made to the commu-
nity when they vote.
A vote like this requires a two-
thirds majority vote, but Sen.
Brian Matz doesn't expect any
"The fact that students at
UF want to honor him is very
respectable and commendable,"
Matz wrote in an e-mail.
Dahlem joined GPD in 1985,
and Drescher wrote that he de-
serves to be honored and recog-
nized for his service to the city
and the university.
According to a GPD press re-
lease honoring Dahlem, his per-
sonal file is filled with thank-you
letters from citizens as well as
numerous letters of appreciation
"On the night of the cham-
pionship it was very clear to
anyone who was there that the
police officers on duty were there
to celebrate with the students
-just as much as protect them,"
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Some people make public speaking
look easy. They approach the podium with
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thought of giving a speech causes sweaty
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people. Whenever she had to give a
class presentation, no matter how short,
her nerves would make a speech nearly
"I would get major butterflies and my
face would flush," she said.
The second-year business student knew
she needed help in developing public
speaking skills. On a friend's recommenda-
tion, she signed up for the Speech in Anxi-
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William and Grace Dial Center for Written
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need an audience to practice in
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book," said McCall, who has been
teaching the lab for seven
years. "There's not one thing
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works because it teaches the
key to overcoming a fear of
public speaking: controlling
feelings of anxiety. By using
humor and relaxation tech-
niques to ease tension, stu-
dents learn how to remain
calm. They play charades to
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"When you're doing the exercises, you
can feel really ridiculous," McKinney said.
"But even if we were nervous, we learned
not to show it."
Students also can relax once they realize
their speeches don't have to be perfect.
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nication is an imperfect system," McCall
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they realize public speaking can actually
McKinney admits that she had always
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say before a speech, but after completing
the lab, she learned that all that memoriza-
tion can cause more stress. Now, she just
writes a few words on a note card to use as
reminders and has conquered her fear.
"It was all about gaining confidence,"
she said. "That's helpful for everyone, no
matter what your major is."
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7:30 p.m., Brenda Smith, voice recital
7:30 p.m., Symphonic Band concert
7:30 p.m., Choir concert
7:30 p.m., Percussion Ensemble concert
7:30 p.m., Steel Band concert
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Vet school patient advocate serves
New faces and helpful hands at the "I said I didn't know
University of Florida Veterinary Medi- anything about setting
cal Center are working to make every pet up a volunteer program,
owner's visit to the small-animal hospital but I'm willing to give it a
more enjoyable, shot," Ash said.
Since July, volunteers in the Volunteer A handful ofvolun-
Advocate program have been acting as teers already have joined,
liaisons between hospital clients and service working in two- to four-
technicians. By greeting clients and wel- hour shifts performing
coming new visitors, the volunteers strive tasks like directing clients
to make every pet owner feel important. to the check-in counter
"They converse with clients in the or offering to hold a pet
receiving area to see if they have concerns while a client signs in.
about their waiting time, have any general The clients may have
questions, would like a cup of coffee or h o lding on to their
directions to the nearest mall, anything pet and trying to write
that will help make their visit as pleasant a check, all at the same-
and comfortable as possible," said Ann time," Hostetler said.
Hostetler, the small-animal hospital's coor- In most cases, clients
dinator of administrative services. are happy just to feel they h;
The program was initiated by Carol forgotten and someone is pa
Ash, a retired eminent scholar from the UF to their situation, she added
College of Nursing. After expressing an in- "People are just so gratefi
terest in volunteering at the medical center, help," Ash said. "Particularl]
Ash was able to get the Volunteer Advocate never been here before; they
program off the ground with the help of and bewildered. When they
former Dean Joe DiPietro and small-ani- you so much,' it makes you
mal hospital chief of staff Colin Burrows. worthwhile."
Nobel laureate's talk part
of Research Day events
at Florida State
fellow of the
Will adess Sir Harold Kroto
students and guests during the College of
Dentistry's fifth annual Research Day on
Friday. Kroto's presentation, "Science, Soci-
ety and Sustainability, will begin at noon
in Room 101 of the UF Genetics Institute.
Kroto received the Nobel Prize in
chemistry in 1996 for the discovery of
C60 Buckminsterfullerene, a new form of
carbon. He is a thought-provoking speaker
with insights on sustainability and the role
of science, engineering and technology in
addressing the "mindless, mass-production-
driven plundering of the planet's resources"
as the most serious issue the world has
7:30 p.m., Preben Hoegh Jr., piano recital
Florida Museum of Natural History
5 p.m., Museum Nights, "Starry Nights: The
Birth of Stars and Planets"
Master of Fine Arts Student Exhibition, April
17-27, University and Focus galleries; recep-
tion 7 p.m., April 20, University Gallery
Ham Museum of Art
6 p.m., "To the Divine Through Beauty," Roy C.
Craven Jr. Memorial Lecture by Vidya Dehejia
small creatures in great way
his owner in Ur
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il for the
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feel like it's all
Kroto's is the keynote address in the
college's Research Day activities, which
include an opening presentation by Chris-
topher Batich, UF professor of materials
science and engineering, oral presentations
by student researchers, poster sessions and a
losing award ceremony.
For more information and a schedule
of events, visit the Web at www.dental.
Real estate program
receives $1 million
The graduate real estate program at the
Warrington College of Business Adminis-
tration at the University of Florida seeks to
enhance its national prominence with help
from a Gainesville-based alumnus.
Nathan S. Collier, founder and owner of
the Collier Cos., which includes Paradigm
Properties Management Team Inc., pledged
$1 million to help endow the Nathan S.
Collier Master of Science in Real Estate
Program (MSRE) at the college.
The gift will benefit the one-year
specialized master's degree program at UF
-by providing a stable source of funding to'
support faculty, off-campus field trips and
project tours, grants for the development
of case studies and promotional support
to focus attention on program quality and
6 p.m., Ham Eminent Scholar Lecture by Salem
1 p.m., "Is That Art?," presentation by Museum
University Student Educators
April 15 (Holocaust Remembrance Day)
2 p.m.. "Creativity as Survival," gallery talk
3 p.m., "Anne Frank's Own True Heir," lecture
by Anastasia Ulanowics
8 p.m., Mia Farrow
Electroacoustic Music Festival Mia Farrow
te volunteer Carol Ash greets an animal patient and
diversity of Florida's small-animal hospital.
Burrows said he could already see the
benefits of the program.
"The volunteers have made themselves
invaluable in just a short while," he said.
"They are valued members of our client
service team. We just wish we had more
By Sarah Carey
student accomplishments. The gift also
will establish the Nathan S. Collier MSRE
Mia Farrow to speak
"With Knowledge Comes Responsibil-
ity: Saving Darfur" is the title of a free
talk by actress-humanitarian Mia Farrow
at 8 p.m. Wednesday at the University of
Florida's Phillips Center for the Perform-
Farrow may be best known for her
movie roles in such'films as "Rosemary's
Baby" and "The Great Gatsby" and for her
stage parts in'such Broadway productions
as "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" and
"The Importance of Being Earnest." For
the last six years, however, she has been a
Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEE As
ambassador, she has traveled to Nigeria,
Angola and most recently, Darfur, Sudan.
Farrow's talk will highlight her goals as
ambassador as well as the importance of
helping the people of Darfur.
Farrow's talk is open to the public, with
doors opening at 7:15 p.m. Seating is first-
For more information, visit the Web at
7:30 p.m., Hungarian State Folk Ensemble
7:30 p.m., Shen Wei Dance Arts
7:30 p.m., "La Traviata"
8 pm., Sheryl Crow and Laurie David
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The University of Florida is one of
five finalists in the category of In-
novation and Promise in the Storage
World Best Practices in Storage Awards
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acknowledges excellence among users
of IT storage solutions and approaches.
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seeks preschoolers for study
The psychology department at the
University of Florida needs 3- and 4-
year-olds to take part in a longitudinal
study of children's social development
and language development. The study
is part of cross-culrural research compar-
ing the role of language in children's
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compensation. Parents who would like
more information about this study and
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UAA wins regional award
The University Athletic Associa-
tion has been named the 2007 Athletc
Trainers' Department of the Year by
the Southeast district of the National
Athletic Trainers' Association.
LAA was given the award in March
in recognition of its support of Uni-
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chair for the Southeast Athletic Train-
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has chosen to recognize a department.
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914 SW 8thAve. Rooms avail in 4BR condo.
Fully furn, free utils, cable TV, wireless DSL,
pool, laundry, security $385/mo. 284-7304
U For Rent
*QUIET, CLEAN, LOTS of GREEN SPACE.
Rustic 1 BR apt. $345/mo.
*1BR cottage $375/mo. Call 378-9220 or
3BR AVAILABLE SUMMER
Just blocks to UF! Pets ok
Vaulted ceilings, ONLY $500/person!
Open late and evenings
$99 1st month's rent
LIVE ON SORORITY ROW
Luxury Town homes Available for Fall!
W/D, Private balconies, Wood floors avail.
Alarms, Pet Friendly, Pool
I HUGE Floorplans I
Leasing Now & Fall Open wkends!
1 from $629 2 from $689
3 from $829* Pools! Pets ok
Bike to UF* 335-7275 4-25-72-2
BE THE CENTER OF ATTENTION IN
YOUR DOWNTOWN LUXURY APT
Studios*Ones*Two & Three Bedroom THs
Great location-walk to bars, bike/walk to UF
Going fast-reserve now 338-0002
Apartments off SW 20th Ave. Close to shop-
ping, bus line and a few miles from UF. Price
range $425 to $525. Includes water, sewer,
garbage and pest control. Sorry no pets al-
lowed. Call 335-7066 Mon-Fri. 4-25-72-2
I Move in Today or Fall I
Walk/Bike to UF Pets ok
Affordable rates from $540!
Open wkends 372-7555 4-25-72-2
Deluxe, Large 3, 4, 5, 6, 7BR apt/house, 60
second walk to UF. Remodeled, Old House
charm. Central AC, washer/dryer included.
Wood floors. With Parking. By Private
Owner. 538-2181 Iv message 4-25-72-2
We've got big ones!
Huge 1 and 2BR Apts
Pool, Alarm, Tennis, Free UF Parking
Deluxe, large one or two bedroom, 60 sec-
ond walk to UF. Wood firs,, washer dryer
included, fireplace, patio deck. Can furnish.
Short term available. Private Owner. $595-
up. 352-538-2181. Lv msg 4-25-72-2
*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
**New Luxury Villas"
Fenced yard perfect for pets!
HUGE 1,2 & 3BRs with W/D
FREE Cable w/HBO/Showtime*
Alarm Tanning from $510
** ELLIE'S HOUSES **
Quality single family homes. Walk or bike to
UF. www.ellieshouses.com 352-215-4991 or
WALK TO THE BARS
2 and 3 BR for FALL
SJust blocks to campus!
Open late and weekends!
SIGN A LEASE, WIN A PS31
Luxury 1,2, and 3s!
24-Hr Gym*Ask for Furn and RMM
Leasing NOW and FALL! (352) 335-4455
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
2/2 & 3/3 townhomes Avail Summer/Fall '07
Cable w/HBO, tanning, gym
Private Dog Park*AII the extras!
Call for specials 377-2801
Get yours before it's gone!
Spacious 1, 2, 3, or 4BR close to UF.
Includes water, sewer, 2 pools,
On-site laundry, gym, & we love pets!
Call 376-2507 or www.BivensCove.com
Available from Commercial News Providers"
SPRING into Something
LUXURY-HUGE 2 & 3 Beds
Cable PC Lab Tanning *W/D
BRAND NEW WASHER/DRYERS
In ALL 3BRs and select 2BRs
FREE tanning, Aerobic Center
Only 1.3 miles to UF
Be the BIGGEST on the block!
1 or 2bdr this FALL. We love ALL pets!
Pool, Gym, Park @ UF, Bball, Tennis
Call 4 Specials! 352-332-7401
60 sec walk to UF. Short term avail. 1 or 2
rooms $425 & up. Call 352-538-2181 4-
We Love Pets
1,2,&3 BR Flats w/Screened Porches
FREE Alarm*FREE Tanning*W/D
Gated Entry*Cyber Cafe*Pool w/ Sundeck
24hr Gym & Sauna*Only 1.5 miles to UF
Hurry, they won't last long*372-0400
Live at a Legend!
The Polos of Gainesville
will give you the best college experience
with Spacious Apartments, Three Pools
with Jacuzzis, HUGE Gym, Billiards Room,
and many more amenities! Minutes from UF,
shopping and Shands. On all major RTS
bus routes. All at a rate that won't break
your bank! Call now for specials: 335-7656
.*-r i ...~i 7 v; .
TUESDAY, APRIL 10, 2007 N ALLIGATOR, 15
l For Rent
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
Huge 3BR Ready NOW!
Pool, Alarm, Free UF Parking!
MINUTES FROM UF!!!
3/3's from only $486 per Bdrm
4/4's from only $452 per Bdrm
FREE Cable w/ HBO/ SHOWTIME
FREE Tanning, 24hr Fitness Center
Ask About our Huge 212.5 Townhouses
Convenient Bus Route!
FORGET YOU HAVE ROOMMATES!
Huge 4BR townhomes wAW/D. 1662 sq.ft.
FREE gym membership and FREE cable!
Fight the squirrels, not Traffic
Bike to class, pets welcome
HUGE 1,2, &3 BRs
Awesome pool w/BBQ
Aerobic Center 377-7401
LIVE THE LIFE!
All Inclusive Ind. leases
Big 2/2s 3/3s & 4/4s
Filling fast Lease now
Sign a lease, Win a PS3!
Luxury 2/2 and 3/2!
24-Hr Gym*Furn Avail
Leasing Now and Fall! 367-9910
1st MONTH FREE
1 BR Villas Starting @ $499. Please call: 352-
375-3077 or 352-373-2818 4-25-72-2
BIG AND CHEAP
2/1.5 apt 1100 sq ft $650,
3/2 apt 1300 sq ft $725
1800 NW 4th St. Over 20 houses also
available 373-4423 www.maximumre.com
Skip the Roommate Nightmare
Studio Walking Distance to UF: $565/mo
Pet Friendly/Wood Floors/New Kitchens
Available in April
Walk to UF Studio $390
1 Br $450 2 Br house $550
Gore-Rabell Realty 378-1387
2 bedroom WOOD FLOORS
GREAT FOR PETS!
Across the street from UF
Open late and weekends
ONLY 2 BLOCKS TO CAMPUS
1 bedrooms and studios for fall
Wood floors avail, pets ok
Open late and weekends
EVERYONE LOVES A THREESOME
Join in-Live Downtown This Fall!
Luxury 3 Bedroom/3 Bath Townhouses
Lots of Perks- w/d, lofts, cable & internet
Get 'em while they're hot! 338-0002
Save $$$! Move-in TODAY!
2BR, 3BR or 4BR Ask about our 2006 rates!
376-2507 or www.bivenscove.com
CLOSEST TO CLASS
2BR/2BA available for Fall
111 NW 16th St. #1. Call 376-1111
1BR & 2BR/1BA apts with W/D, cent H/AC,
DW, ceramictile, private patio. Pets arranged.
Off SW 34th St. Near bus route. From
$630/mo. 377-1633 www.lenoxcorner.com
MOVE IN TODAY
1BR and STUDIOS
Walk to UF!
From only $589
Available from Commercial News Providers"
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S For Rent
2/2 Town Homes & 3/3 Flats
FREE Water *Cable Tanning* Gym
Roomate match available
Leasing Now/Fall 379-9255
3BR house for August in quiet area.
cute, clean, cent. H/AC, W/D, wood
floors, nice yard. Bike to UF. $1055 email
email@example.com or call 352-336-6116
1 BIk to UF. 1017 SW 1st Ave., 2BR/2.5BA
townhouse. Lg. kit, parking, W/D, D/W,
over 1100 sqft. Avail. Aug 1. Call 333-0800.
2158 sq ft 4/3 home rent/sale NW Gville mins
from campus. Appliances stay, remodeled,
wd firs, 2 car gar, deck, 1/2 acre, beautiful
landscaping, low utils, fenced. $1,550/m,
$2K SD. 3120 NW 31st Blvd, 352 466-0358
Houses, Duplexes, condos or Townhouses
Walk/Bike/Bus to campus. Neat, clean,
good quality. Visit www.gatorpads.com for
available units or call 284 0316 or 281-0733
Space, Solitude and Disposable Income
Beautiful, Spacious home on wooded land-
scaped lot, 8rms + 400 sq ft porch. 3BR/1BA,
bike to UF, W/D, $1270.+ util. No pets.
Available August. 275-1259 4-16-30-2
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
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-
0001 BR APT, $515/mo*6e0
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-
University Area rentals!
Watch our Websitel
Union Properties, Inc.
Hawthorne Reserve off University Ave. New
1, 2, and 3 Bedroom Condos, Completely
Refurbished, Quiet Wooded Setting. Pool,
Clubhouse and Cardio Center. W/D in each
unit, Short Term OK. Close to Mall and Royal
Garland Condos off NW 13th Street. End
unit Townhouse w/Alarm System, WID
hookup and Pool onsite. 2BR 2.5Bath @
Union Properties, Inc. 373-7578 4-25-
Remodeled 900 sq ft clean 3BR/1BA duplex
on quiet NE street. Bike to UF. New carpet/
paint-tile bath & kitchen! CH/AC. Laundry rm
W/D. NS. $895/mo 376-7529, 219-2399 I/m.
1 & 2 Bed Cottages & Apts
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-
******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.
U For Rent
2/1.5 Mill Run 2 story twnhs by
UF/Butler Plaza on bus rt 20/21.
W/D, DW, Tile, 1000 sq ft, Pool.
Pets ok. $700/mo + security. 352-871-7460
WALK TO SHANDSNA/VET SCH. Large
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
AVAIL NOW. 5BR/2BA HOUSE
815 NW 7th Place. $1200/mo. Big yard, 10
min walk to UF. Call 352-318-3830 4-10-
Singel-story close to UF
1BR ONLY $529
2BR $699 + FREE Water
NOW & FALL 375-1519
1BR VILLA ONLY $519
1/2 mile to UF & Butler Plaza
Walk-in closet! Alarms avail
375-3077 Avail NOW & FALL
NO ROOMMATE HASSLES
Private Villas next to Butler Plaza
Studios $499*1BR $549
Call for Fall"377-2596
CLOSEST to UF/Shands
Enjoy privacy & convenience
1BR Villa ONLY $529
Leasing FALL Fast! 372-4835
*Affordable & Nice*
1BR $539+FREE water
Phase I 2BR ONLY $699
Phase II 2BR from $829
Great Location*SW 34 St
CALL TODAY! 376-0828
HUGE 1BR ONLY $499
Single-story Villa in NW
Private patio*Full kitchen
Lease Now/Aug 372-3826
ONLY 1 MILE to UFI
Across from NEW Starbucks!
2br $699 3br $869
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-
Recently upgraded & quiet spacious 3BR/
2BA house. New paint, blinds, carpets &
tiles, well equipped kitchen, extra space
for home office or kids play rdom. 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.
**WALK TO UF**
From any of our 2 or 3BR Classic Apts or
Vintage Homes Starting @ $600/mo.
Come by & pick up one of our availability
lists @ 821 NW 13th Street or call 375-8256
S For Rent
Great Houses for rent
Close to UF fenced yard
918 NW 39th Ave. 3/1 $800
1614 NW 21st Ave 4/2 $1000
3700 NW 21st PI 312 $1000
600 NW 54th Ter 312 $1150
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.cozygaotr.com
6 BLOCKS TO UF.
1 BR/1BA, 750 sq ft. $500/mo incl water. Avail
April 1st. 1313 NW 7th Ave. Call 871-6413
***CUTE COTTAGE CLOSE TO UF***
2BR/1 BA quiet, secluded, upscale 900 sq
ft W/D, covered patio 0 $700/mo 0 No
pets 1607 1/2 NW 12th Rd 0 Avail April 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-
SUNDOWNE STUDIO APARTMENT
$439/mo includes water. $35 application fee,
on bus route 1 behind Butler Plaza. Available
move-in May 1. firstname.lastname@example.org 443-
Move-in today! 1/2 April FREE!
1 BR/1 BA apt. $479/mo + utils. No security or
last! Renewable lease in Aug. Laundry/Pool
and close to campus. 352-505-0497 4-12-
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 parkingspace,
W/D $1600/mo www.NW309.com 397-6795
^^ackson 5 weYe
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
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
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
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 it!!
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!
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16, ALpIGATOR 0 TUESDAY, APRIL 10, 2007
ROLL OUT OF BED $ INTO CLASS
SIGN & MOVE-IN HERE TODAY!
Studio apartments starting @ $554
All utilities included! Walk to campus!
Pets wedome, Pool. www.collegemanor.org*
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!
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.
**8 BLOCKS TO UF**
2BR/1 BA large Apt Central AC/Heat,
Island Kitchen, 900 sq ft. $650-$700/mo
821 NW 13th St. Call 375-8256
**5 BLOCKS TO UF**
w/hardwood floors & fireplace. A must see.
$1200/mo. Call 375-8256
**8 BLOCKS TO UF**
Huge 3BR/1 BA house w/big yard, W/D
hook-up. $1500/mo @ 1231 NW 9th Ave.
Private bath. Avail May 1. Beautiful house
w/wood floors, fireplace, new appliances.
Rent $450/mo incl everything. 561-389-8017
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 OtS1. 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-
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
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!
Park @ UF Free*10 Steps to Butler Plaza
For More Details. Call Now 373-1111
1BR 1BA 1BLKTO US!
AVAIL NOW! Can't hold for Falll
Grad II Apts. 1236 SW 4th 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
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-
2BR 1BAApt 5 Blks to UF
St. Croix Apts $650/Mo
840 Sq Ft. Central H&Air,
Laundry Facilities, Inclds
Wtr, swgppst control and Garbage
829SW 5th Avenue. Call
Merrill Management Inc. 372-1494 4-13-5-2
l For Rent
ACROSS FROM UF!
2BR 1BAApts Avail for FALL:
1234 SW 1st Ave. $750/Mo
1238 SW 1st Ave. $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/4BA TOWNHOUSE
10 min from campus. 1700 sq. ft., large
BRs, pool, tennis ct, large living rm, patio
$350 $400/rm. eamil: email@example.com
1322 NE 17th Ave.
3BR/1BA w/additional den. Cent H/AC.
Fenced yard. Short term ok. $895/mo. 284-
Beautiful, spacious 1/1 condo located at
The Oaks Condominiums. $575/mo. Great
amenities. Avail ASAP. Call 786-325-3512
1800 sq ft. Wood floors, fenced-in yard., 2
car garage. Pets welcome. Avail 8/1. $975/
mo. 1st, last & security. 3237 NW 30th Place.
352-332-2234 option #2. 4-25-12-2
1800 sq ft, terrazzo floors, fenced yard. Pets
welcome. Avail 8/1 $1200/mo. 1st, last &
security. 3236 NW 30th Place 352-332-2234
option #2 4-25-12-2
Newly renovated 2BR/1.5BA end unit condo
Casablanca East. Newer AC, W/D, scr
porch, Tile dnstairs kitchen, hall & 1/2 BA.
Pool & bus rt on site. Quiet conv to Shands/
UF. $825/mo Avail Aug 5th 352-246-5958
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
CABANA BEACH APTS
1BR/1BA in a 4BR/4BA. Fum, poolside, util
incl. Move in ASAP. $500/neg. No move in
fee. Call 727-364-6981 4-11-21-3
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
CAMPUS LODGE sublease 2BR/2BA avail-
able in a 3/3. Fully furnished, W/D, utilities
included. Avail April August. Contact 352-
LIVE IN ROYALE 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
Summer sublease, male, 1Br/1BA furn in
4BR apt; on Bus Route, Close to UF. $470
mo includes utils, DSL, Cable. 904-744-4609
College Manor 1BR/1BA. Across the street
from UF! Unfurn. No roommates! Avail May
Aug for $400/mo w/o utils. Call 585-507-
The Reserve @ Kanapaha!!
1BR in 3BR/2BA. W/D, satellite, DSL, pool,
gym, everything brand newll Huge aptly Only
$340/neg available immed thru 7/31. Call
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-
1BR/1BA 5 min from campus May Jul
renew opt. W/D inside, pets allowed
$775/mo. Call for info 941-661-4119 or
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
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
***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
COLLEGE MANOR Across from UF & 2
blks from stadium. May-Aug 1BR/1BA apt.
$529/mo. Eigher partially furn or unfurn. Pvt
& peaceful living. Call Linda 850-453-1291 or
Summer sublease May Aug. Melrose
Apts. 1BR/1BA out of a 4/4. $399/mo OBO.
Everything included. Furnished. Contact
Summer Sublease @ Courtyards Apts
1BR in 2BR/1.5BA. $499 neg, incl
furn, util, cable, intemet, 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
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-
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-
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 furished, internet,
close to campus. Wonderful roommates.
Hidden Lake Apartment Complex. Female
roommate needed. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
CAMPUS LODGE Available now. All utilities
incl., cable, HBO, Intemet, 1BR/1BA in 3BR/
*3BA. $509/mo: Call Ryan at 772-370-5203
Rent negotiable. 4-10-5-3
SUMMER APARTMENT SUBLEASE
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 $350/mo incl utils. Own
bathroom, furnished, close to UF. Coed apt.
Call 321-795-8789 or email@example.com 4-
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
Sublease May-Aug or Jun-Aug 1BR/1BA at
Gainesville PLace. Furnished, all utils., W/D
in apt, intemet, cable incl. Great amenities,
bus route, $425/mo. Laura 850-450-6962
$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-
CABANA BEACH summer sublease $375/
mo OBO. Private room/bathroom, all utili-
ties incl. Cable/internet, poolside, furnished.
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-
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, intemet, & 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
blks from UF. W/D + util incl! $460 great
summer place! Female only. Call Katie 727-
418-8097 or firstname.lastname@example.org 4-18-10-3
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 $5851mo Water/
Garbage incld. Call 514-0962 4-11-5-3
2BR/2BA summer sublease 1 blk from
Dragonfly/Starbucks Low rent!
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
1 BR/1 BA avail May-Jul all utils & W/D incl. 2
pools, gym, Freq bus rt #16. Treehouse apts-
on SE 16th Ave. Please call 239-247-2459
ROYAL VILLAGE APTS
1BR in 4BR/2BR. May-Aug Walk or take bus
to campus. Furn, W/D, free tanning beds,
exercise room, pool, cable, internet. $400/
mo jncl utils. Call Stephanie 407-716-0067
Summer sublease @ Gainesville Place Apts.
1BR/1BA, furnished, all utils incl. From May
-Aug. Only $400/mo! Male only. Call Robert
352-219-6236. email@example.com 4-
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
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 786-553-
$390/mo all utilities included
Close to campus.
Available May-August w/renewal option.
Melrose Apts. $414/mo, everything included.
1BR/1BA in a 3/3 female apt. Call 561-951-
NO DEPOSTI!! 2 rooms open in 3BR/3BA
Stoneridge new phase early May-late July.
Rent/$364, huge room, wic, unfurnished,
WD, patio 727-419-5953/305-505-0577 4-
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. firstname.lastname@example.org, 904-349-2507
2BR 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
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
Summer sublease Oakbrook Walk. minutes
to campus. $520/mo Need $50 deposit to
reserve the place. Utils, intemet & cable in-
cluded. Nice rooms & pool. Nice clean room-
mate. Call 786-301-4504 4-20-9-3
NICE summer SUBLEASE
3/2 Master bed $500
other rooms-$400. All inclusive + HDTV &
fully furnished. Huge apt. Call Randy 4 info:
$299/mo!!! University Commons. Vaulted
ceilings, 3rd floor (top), full W&D, close to
UF, bus routes. 1 or 2 bedrooms in a 4BR/
2BA. Female only. June 4th Aug 3rd. Call
Looking Glass. One block from campus. 1/1
in a 2/2. Furnished or not. Female preferred.
$450/mo plus utils. 813-495-0762 4-16-5-3
Sublease @ Gainesville Place. 2/2 apt. Both
rooms avail. Inciv leases. First floor, great
amenities, all utilities incl. Avail May 7 July
31. $599/mo 407-509-8370 4-23-10-3
Sublease 1BR/!BA from mid-May to July 31.
Close to campus on 3 bus lines. $489/mo
plus util. Unfurnished. Call 352-871-6118
GAINESVILLE PLACE APTS
Summer sublease. 3BR/3BA in a 4/4.
Furnished W/D, 2 pools, gym. Utilities in-
cluded. $325/mo 631-793-9570 4-18-7-3
Summer Sublease 2BR/2BA in 4BR/4BA
Gainesville Place. Pool, gym, tanning bed,
computer lab, 3 bus routes. Fum. May-Aug
Rent Negotiable. Call 352-262-7739 or 407-
1 BR/1BA in a 2BR/2BA fum, utils incl, Move
in May 1st. $589/mo. No move-in fee. Call
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Roommate Matching HERE
Oxford Manor 377-2777
The Landings 336-3838
The Laurels 335-4455
Hidden Lake 374-3866
Female roommate for one/two female UF
students. Quiet. Responsible. 60 second
walk to UF. Old house charm with all ameni-
ties. Avail Now. $400 up. 352-538-2181.Lv
message. Private Owner 4-25-72-4
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. email@example.com 4-13-40-4
FEMALE ROOMMATES WANTED for 4BR
furnished pool.house. $450/mo + utils. 1
mile from campus on bus route. Non-smoker.
No dogs. Avail June. Call 954-899-7197 4-
Room avail in 4BR/3BA house off NW 16th
Ave between SFCC & UF. Cox cable & HS in-
ternet, new carpet & ceiling fans, DW, W/D &
new oven. $430/mo all until incl. *ANOTHER
ROOMO $360/mo util incl 352-328-4995 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
FEMALE ROOMMATE NEEDED for 2BR/
2BA apt at Looking Glass Apts. $625/mo.
Steps from UF. Call 954-494-9856. Avail Fall
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 4-16-15-4
1BR/1BA IN SPACIOUS HOUSE
Quiet neighborhood. W/D. $525/mo utilities
included. Call Moji 352-870-4684 4-10-10-4
FEMALE ROOMMATE WANTED
for nice NW home between UF and SFCC.
$325. Go to www.UFtutor.com/room for de-
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-
smoker, 2BR2.5BA townhouse, includes W/
D, electric, water, cable, highspeed internet,
on bus route, 2 miles from UF. $475/mo. Call
Female roommate needed. 1B'R for 4/2.5
new townhouse, 10 min from UF by car
or bus, all included. $430. 954-557-4769/
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-
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.
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
BEST DEAL for 1 female roommate. Prefer
prof/grad. $450/mo incl utils, furn, cable,
hi spd internet, laundry. 3BR/2BA house.
Avail now. 352-514-0316. Joanna. No pets.
NEEDED 2BR/2BA condo, 2 bus routes.
Close to campus. $550/mo util incl. Sat TV,
wifi, pool, weightroom. Call 850-723-6162
Furnished 2BR/2.5BA new townhouse 5 min
from UF. One room with pvt bath avail for
rent. Low Fall rate of $490/mo Uitls, internet,
cable, pool, gym incl. Pref female grad stu-
dent. Call 904-608-7609 4-12-5-4
2BRs in wing of new 4/3 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
ROOM! Huge Home 1.5 Miles to UF 65" HD
TV, Pool Table, Nice Yard Big Room 13'x12'
!!!Furnished!l! NW 16 & 22 Easy access
to SFCC. $450/mo 1/4 Util. 561-756-5368
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-
temet incl. Male only. Near 43rd & Newberry.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 4-13-5-4
Female roommate to rent 1BR w/pvt BA in a
3/3. Rockwood Villas $475/mo + utilities. Call
SRoommates Real Estate
Looking for a Messianic Jewish/non-Jewish
male roommate-to share a 3BR/2BA apt.
Only 2 mi from campus. For more info call
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
Female roommate wanted UF student to
Share great house walking distance to UF,
with own bathroom. Avail August. $500+ 1/2
utils. Call Lauren 305-322-0139 4-23-10-4
Male student to share 3/2.5 house Aug 07
- May 08. $390/mo + 1/3 tuilties. Less than
1 mile to campus. Call Mike at 850-819-7995
Sell your house, condo, acreage, mobile
home and much more in the ALLIGATOR
CLASSIFIEDS! Reach over 24,000 possible
buyers! Mastercard and Visa accepted over
the phone. Please Call 373-Find
PRE-CONSTRUCTION, NEW, & EXISTING
CONDOS & HOUSES FOR SALE
NEAR UF AT AFFORDABLE PRICES.
SEARCH HERE OR RECEIVE A FREE
AND COMPLETE LIST VIA E-MAIL. Visit
www.mattpricerealtor.com or Call Today,
352-281-3551, Matt Price, Campus Realty.
Newly renovated 1 & 2 BR units starting
at $99,900 (as-is at $86,900). Steps from
Shands, VA, Dental School, New Cancer
Center & more! Visit mmparrish.com/
serv construction15.cfm or Call Coldwell
Banker, MM Parrish, Realtor 352.372.5375.
A peaceful, sophisticated lifestyle. 1, 2 & 3
BR luxury townhomes in pool community
with many amenities. Priced from $159,700.
Great upgrades and bonuses available.
Call Coldwell Banker, MM Parrish, Realtor
352.377.4977 or visit MagnoliaPlaceTownd
M. M. PARRISH
To see how we can help you.
Pre-Construction Pricing next to campus
Oxford Terrace I1 -Walk to UF from a brand
new condo! www.oxfordterrace.com. Call
Eric Leightman with Action Real Estate
1BR 3 blocks to UF & Shands. Newly 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
houses, condos, land & any other real estate.
Can close in 3 days, all cash. 727-560-6081
NEW 1,2&3BR Condos Starting at $159K
By UF. Gated. Covered, assigned parking
Matt & Tiffany Thomas Realtors
Bosshardt Realty Services, Inc.
352-494-0194 & 352-316-5556
*. a pc krosr> 5,. **t?
Walk to UF and stadium from luxurious
Jackson Square Condominiums.
Built to last a lifetime Priced from mid-$250s
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
:0 N 1) O M I 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
WHY RENT WHEN YOU CAN OWN 3 BED
2 BATH CONDO WOOD FLOORS LARGER
MASTER WITH WALK IN CLOSETS
BEHIND OAKS MALL OWNERIAGENT
WHY RENT WHEN YOU CAN OWN 2
BED 2 BATH CONDO WOOD FLOORS,
PRIVATE DECK NEWER APPLIANCES
$139,500 OWNERIAGENT 352-262-7462
Brand new 1440 sq ft
RESTAURANT SPACE, for sale or lease 3
blocks from UF in beautiful Jackson Square
Condominiums. Call Eric Wild at 870-9453
for info 4-25-33-5
Brand new 1020 square ft
OFFICE SPACE for sale or lease 3 blocks
from UF in beautiful Jackson Square
Condominiums. Large private balcony.-Call
MH inArredondo, 3BR/2BA, 16x60, screened
porch. NewAC, 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-
WANT TO OWN CLOSE TO CAMPUS?
Student condos & houses for sale!
Close to UF, walk to campus!
Go to HomesAtUF.com or call Steve
Barry, Campus Realty 352 494-49961 4-
If you would like to
CONTRIBUTE TO BUILDING A HOME
FOR HOMELESS SCHOOL CHILDREN
in our community,
please call Ken at 352-339-1746
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
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
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
* OPEN SUNDAY
12-3 919 NW 125 Dr. Villas of West End
2/2 new carpet/tile, across from pool, clean,
empty, HOA includes insurance, $164,900:
Call 386-689-0508 4-13-15-4
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 o% Kenny
1 ACRE LOT WITH 4/2 HOME in SW
Great location to build condo/apts. Campus
Realty. Call Ryan 352-562-9090 or Kenny
3/2 CYPRESS POINTE CONDO
Ready to-move in. Own or rent. Call Ryan
from Campus Realty 352-562-9090 4-13-
2/1 SW CONDO
$84,900. Call Ryan 352-562-9090. Campus
5/2 SW HOME
2000+ sq ft. Only $229k. Call Ryan 352-
562-9090. Own or rent. Campus Realty
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.
Amy Buese, Realtor, 352-222-7890
Anita Smith, Realtor, 352-514-7789
Bosshardt Realty Services, Inc.
Walk to downtown/UF!
2/1 vintage charmer
Huge back porch,
appreciating area. $105,000
Gore-Rabell Real Estate, Inc.
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
****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-
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
Coldwell Banker The Condo Store
@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
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-
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
(DOB 02/19/66); 6'03",
200 Ibs, Black Hair,
Aggravated Battery, False
With A Witness,
Obstructing Justice and
Contributing to a
Delinquency of a Minor
Call (352) 372-STOP
18, ALLIGATOR N TUESDAY, APRIL 10, 2007
E l Real Estate
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
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-
919-159 for details. 4-25-14-5
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
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
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.
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
2BR/1.5BA townhouse 900 sq ft 2 miles from
campus.,yew carpet, paint, floors, crown-
molding in 2005. Fenced backyard. W/D.
$124,500 OBO. 352-336-3553 4-23-10-5
| 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-
MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT $350
Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must
sell. Can deliver. Retail $2300. 352-372-
BED KING $170 PILLOWTOP
mattress & box springs. Orthopedic rated.
Name brand, new, never been used, in
plastic with warranty. Call 352-372-8588 Can
CHERRY SLEIGH BED solid with Pillowtop
Mattress & Box. All new still boxed. Cost
$1500, sacrifice $550 352-333-7516
Sofa $175 Brand new in pkg 333-7516
BEDROOM SET. 7pc Cherry, Queen/ king
ibed, dresser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, chests
avail. Dovetail const. New, in boxes. Can de-
liver. Retail $6500, must sell, sacrifice $1400
(352) 372-7490 4-25-72-6
SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather.
Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail
$2650. Sacrifice $750. Call 352-377-9846
DINING ROOM Beautiful cherry set w/table,
6 Chippendale chairs, hutch & buffet. New,
still in boxes. Retail $5200, sacrifice $1100.
Must sell. Can deliver. 352-372-8588 4-25-
J ) Furnishings
FUTON Solid oak mission-style frame w/
mattress. New, in box. $140 332-9899
DINETTE SET 5pc $85 Brand new in box.
Never used. 352-377-9846 4-25-72-6
**BEDS -ALL BRAND NEW**
"Full $80 Queen $100 King $170**
Orthopedic pillow-top sets. Brand name
matching sets not used or refurbished. Still
in plastic, direct from factory! 352-333-7516.
BED- QUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mat-
tress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand
new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver.
Bed- All New King! 3pc Orthopedic pillowtop
mattress set. Brand NEW, still in plastic with
warranty. Can deliver. $170 352-333-7516.
BEDROOM SET- $300 BRAND NEW
Still in boxes! 6 pieces include: Headboard,
2 Nightstands, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must
sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 4-25-72-6
FUTON $60 Solid Oak Mission Style. With
plush mattress $140. All brand NEW still in
box. Can deliver. 352-333-7516 4-25-72-6
Pool Table Gorgeous 8" All wood table.
Leather pockets, Italian 1" slate, carved legs.
Brand new still in crate. MUST SELL Retail
$5500. Sell $950. Can deliver 352-377-9846
Hot Tub/Spa $1295 Brand New Loaded!
Waterfall, LED lights, cupholders, 110-v
energy efficient with warranty. Free delivery,
MUST SELL 352-372-8588 4-25-72-6
Bed-FULL size pillowtop mattress & box.
New, in plastic, warr. Can del. $80 317-4031
Sofa $185 Brand new! Love seat $150 still in
pkg. Can del 352-333-7516
BEDS FURNITURE FUTONS
LOW PRICES & LARGE SELECTION
Dumas Discount 371-4422 1201 E. Univ. Av.
New 0 Used 0 Buy Sell 4-25-72-6
BED SETS CLOSEOUTS
Sealed in plastic Twin sets $89. Full sets
$129. Queen sets $149. King sets $189. 352-
376-0953 or 352-378-6005 4-25-72-6
MEMORY FOAM- Same as Temperpedic
Save 50% & more. Other closeouts. Twin
sets $89. Full sets $129. Queen sets $149.
King sets $189. Student discounts apply.
4370 SW 20th Ave. 376-0953 We Deliver!
*Beds *Full mattress & boxspring sets $49
Queen sets $89 *Single sets$39 *King
sets $99 Ofrom estate sale. 376-0939/378-
6005 Call-A-Mattress 4370 SW 20th Ave.
BEDS FUTONS FURNITURE
Quality furniture at reasonable prices.
'Morrells Furniture Outlet,
140 NW 6th St. 352-378-3400
Shop ONLINE at www.morrellsfurniture.com
*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
CASH PAID For Laptops
Power Supplies & Drives.
Joel www.pcrecycle.biz 4-25-72-7
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Computer Help! Now!
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COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS
We buy computers and laptops
Working and Non-working
378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street
Microsoft Certified Professional here to
address all of your computer and home net-
working needs. Free estimate. References
available. Don't hesitate. Call 352-226-5151
DATA RECOVERY & Forensic Analysis
Professional, Reliable Work
Law Enforcement Officer
BS Degree, A+ Certified Technician
DataTriangle.com, 352-231-3300 5-15-73-7
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
All phones are FREE
U l 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? Oheck in the Alligator Classifieds
NEW& USED BIKES FOR SALE
WE REPAIR ALL BRANDS
Best Prices in Town*
SPIN CYCLE 373-3355
424 W UNIVAVE (DOWNTOWN)
SCOTT SPEEDSTER 30 Bike for sale. 2006
Great for beginner triathletes. Call 208-691-
II For Sale
Private, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF.
Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-538-
2181. Can leave mssg. 4-25-72-10
Books by Bob Brackin
Visit my website
UF SURPLUS EQUIPMENTAUCTIONS
bikes, computers, printers, vehicles and
more. All individuals interested in bidding go
Engagement ring for sale
1 ct. round diamond ring, in white gold. Clarity
VS-2, Color F, ring appraised at $6,600- Must
sell $3,750 OBO 727-560-6081 4-
S i For Sale
PLAZA JEWELERS 352-307-3846 Call now!
Below Wholesale Diamonds Cost + 20%!!!
1.01ct, round brilliant cut, G-S12
Retail $7200, PJ price $4450
EGL Certs. Guaranteed. 2,000 Diamonds
4 TANK KEG-A-RATOR
with all hookups. MUST SELL $1200/OBO.
Call Dakota 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-
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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
GatorHoops.com FOR SALE!
This domain name is available for purchase.
All offers will be considered. Make your offer
at www.GatorHoops.com & click on "This
domain may be for sale by the owner" link.
** SCOOTERS **
RPM MOTORCYCLES INC
SALES, SERVICE, PARTS
Many Brands Available 518 SE 2nd St.
Scooters from $899. Largest selection from
KYMCO, Daelim, Hyosung, Adly, Go-Ped,
Schwin, others. 2 yr warrantees.
3550 SW 34th St 338-8450 solanocycle.com
*****New Scooters 4 Less*****
Providing excellent service and
new scooters at great prices!
1901 NW 67th Place, 336-1271
NEW website www.NS4L.com
We have moved to a temp. location as we
await the completion of our new state of the
art facility. We still have new scooters start-
ing at $1199. lyr Warranties. We also service
ALL brands of scooters. Pickup Available.
Low Labor Rates. Free estimates. 376-6275
New Scooters 4 Less has LOW rates and
services on any scooter. Pickup/drop off
avail. $19.99 oil change and tune ups.
Call us! 336-1271 4-25-72-11
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Find a job before you outstay your welcome.
Post-grad careers, part-time jobs and internships.
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534 SW 4th Ave. Largest Selection of
E-bikes, Scooters, Accessories and More!!
Best Prices and Customer Service!!
Scooter Maintenance Packages!
Buy all of your scooter maintenance in a
2 or 4 year package & save $! Check out
NS4L.com or call 336-1271 for more info!
Buy A New Scooter Buy A Used Scooter
All on one site! Check the website or call
336-1271 for more info! 4-25-54-11
**SHINKO SPORT BIKE TIRES**
190/50/ZR17 $115.95-180/55/ZR17 $112.95
120/70/ZR17 now $82.95 (in stock + more)
** BLOW OUT SALE!!! *M
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.
For MOTORCYCLES or SCOOTERS
Running or not, Newer or Older (no junk pis)
I will pick up. Call TODAY 352-441-0442 4-
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-
FAST CASH PAID FOR ANY CAR*
*Running or not!*
*NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS
*Over 10 yr svc to UF students
*Call Don @ 215-7987 4-25-72-12
CARS -CARS Buy*SellOTrade
Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes
Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars
3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com
CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150
OVER 50 IMPORTS UNDER $10,000
SELECT MOTOR CAR
THE YELLOW BUILDING
2715 N MAIN 377-1616
Sunrise Auto Sales
3630 N Main St.
Buy Here, Pay Here 4-25-72-12
Sunrise Auto Sales
3630 N. Main St.
No credit check
Bring W-2s and Drive home today. 4-25-
Sunrise Auto Sales
$2000 off all financed vehicles
Wide selection of vehicles 4-25-72-12
Sun City Auto Sales
2306 NE Waldo Rd
Buy Here, Pay Here
No credit check 4-25-72-12
Sun City Auto Sales
Bring W-2s & drive home today
Wide selection of vehicles
$2000 off all financed vehicles
JUNK CARS HAULED
*** FREE S FREE FREE<
MUST HAVE TITLE! METRO
CALL DON 215-7987 4-25-72
$500! POLICE IMPOUNDS!
HONDAS, CHEVYS, TOYOTAS, ETC. GATORMAX
For listings 800-366-9813 ext 4622 Used Cars Sale & trade
See our inventory!
Syndicated Content 5a'!
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NEEDS VOLUNTEER DRIVERS
Transport patients to/from treatments
Must have valid driver's license,
safe driving record & attend training session.
Call 352-376-6866 ext 114 for more info.
* Gold Diamonds Gems Class Rings
* ETC Top Cash $$$ or Trade *
OZZIE'S FINE JEWELRY 373-9243. 8-15-
U UF GRAD PAYS MORE
Sfor gold jewelry, scrap gold, Rolex, dia-
monds, guitars, etc. Top $$$. Get my offer
before you sell! Call Jim 376-8090 or 222-
Buying jewelry, gold, diamonds etc.
Top dollar paid. 727-560-6081
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the independent florida
4-25-72-12 RETAIL ADVERTISING MANAGER
We are looking for a motivated, ener-
)AWAY! getic and sales driven individual to train a
FREESO S student sales staff in outside advertising
GNV ONLY! sales. Emphasis on building new business
-12 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
5-15-84-12 include salary requirements for you to be
considered for an interview. Send to: General
iI Manager, The Independent Florida Alligator,
More! POB 14257, Gainesville, FL 32604 Or email
r. email@example.com. No phone calls. EOE.
POWER WINDOWS DON'T WORK?
On site available. Call Steve 352-226-1973
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/amp!
904-382-1106, firstname.lastname@example.org 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
0 the independent florida
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 e-mail to: email@example.com
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, PTto 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
Phone survey interviewers wanted. Start
work today! No sales, opinion research
only! Flexible Schedule! Perceptive Market
Research 336-6760 ex 4081 Call now! 4-
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/
$$ 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-
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
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
* Help Wanted
$250 A DAY POTENTIAL
No experience necessary, training provided.
800-965-6520 ext 138 4-25-72-14
Needed for evaluations of
Local Stores, Restaurants and Theaters
Flexible Hours, Training Provided
Call 1-800-585-9024 ext 6254
$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 352-318-9650. Learn more at
GREAT PAY FOR THOSE WHO STAY! Park
Place Car Wash is looking for hard workers
for all positions. Cashiers (fullday availability)
& line workers (AM 8:30-1 & PM 12-6 shifts
avail) 15-40hrs-your choice. Great work envi-
ronment. Apply in person. 7404 NW4th Blvd.
Across from Home Depot. No calls please
POLITICAL CALL CENTER
Phone reps needed ASAP for Political
Campaigns. Base hourly rate + bonus.
371-5888 ext. 111 or 4112 NW 22nd Dr. 4-
EARN $60 THIS WEEK!
Donate Plasma & Save a Life
Best part-time job you'll ever have
Bring this Ad and Earn an
Extra $5 on Your 2nd Donation.
DCI Biologicals 150 NW 6th St
*** SOCCER COACHES *
needed for GSA rec and camp youth teams.
Experience required. License preferred for
comp. For info:
firstname.lastname@example.org or 379-5979
Leasing Consultant, PT
Sales & customer service exp.
220 N. Main; 352-375-2152 X301 x301
Bureau of Economic and
Business Research at
Warrington College of
Survey Research Center
Hiring Students and Non Students
Hourly Rate ($7.50 $8.00)
Flexible scheduling -
Great Resume Builder
Speaker Positions Available
(352) 392-2908 X 105
Sales/Leasing Specialist Part-time and Full-
time professional sales positions in local
management co. Fax resume, cover letter
& avail schedule to 352-376-6269 or email
Attn Smokers! Earn at least $7/hr Smokers
needed to participate in a study on decision-
making & smoking. If interested, come to
Rm 81 in the UF Psychology Bldg, call 392-
0601 x297, visit www.psych.ufl.edu/-locey/
smokers.mht for more info. 4-25-70-14
Tired of sitting around with out it? Sit here &
make it! UF FLORIDA REPDIALS seeks UF
students to raise funds. Earn up to $8.00/hr
with a FLEXIBLE schedule. Apply at 105
NW 16th St. 4th floor. Academic Classroom
Building 105 or call 392-7754 for more info
CARS FROM $29/MO
Hondas Chevys Jeeps and
$0 Down, 36 Months @ 8.5% a
For listings call 800-366-9813 e
* ^* *- *|| Wanted
"E THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY
20, ALLIGATOR U TUESDAY, APRIL 10, 2007
* Help Wanted
Paid survey takers needed in Gainesville.
100% FREE to join. Cllick on Surveys. 4-
400+ Counselor/Instructor Jobs!
3 Coed Summer Camps in PA.
Travel Paid. Top Salary.
Cool Nights & Warm Days!
Room and Board Included
Get Paid to Play!
The Florida Elks Youth
Camp (FEYC) needs male
and Female summer camp
Counselors Ages 18 and up.
FEYC is an overnight camp
located off of Highway 450
in Umatilla, FL
The camp runs
June 4- July 22. Please
Contact Krys Ragland
at 800-523-1673 ext 251
or 352-669-9443 ext 251
Earn $2500 + monthly and more to type
simple ads online. www.DataAdEntry.com
For adult entertainment company. Make
$1000+/wk. Flex schedule 378-3312 4-25-
PART TIME CLEANERS
No experience necessary. No weekends.
Flexible daytime hrs. Excellent pay. $10/hr.
Clean vacant apts. Call 378-8252 4-12-
SUBWAY OAKS MALL
Happy energetic fast reliable honest people.
No hot greasy fries, no grease traps. Call
Camp Counselors Needed at Camp Wekiva
in Wekiva Springs State Park, AApopka, FL.
A Sleepaway, Environmental Camp Boys
- June 16-30 Girls June 30-July 28. Contact
Ladies Be Your Own Boss!!!
Moms Helping Moms Earn Residual
Income!!! Set Your Own Hours and Days.
Need extra cash? We can help. Please
visit our website. www.athomeiam.com 4-
City of Gainesville Parks/Rec
Dept. is now hiring for seasonal
recreation and aquatics positions
Competitive pay in great work
environment! Apply online today
Now hiring. Drivers. Part time & full time.
5004 NW 34th St. 373-7733. Apply in per-
$7.25 $9.25. You are in charge. You make
the call. Food service or retail exp a must.
Fax resume 384-9911 or apply in person @
any Pizza Hut. 4-25-32-14
GatorMoto. Looking for energetic college stu-
dents who want to make commission based
sales. Job openings avail now. Potential to
make up to $15K this spring/summer. Work
your own hours! 376-6275 for more info 4-
Rapidly growing telecom co seeks SALES
ASSOCIATES for outbound telephone sales.
High energy and will train. Call Charles at
376-4803 EOE 4-13-20-14
Growing Real Estate Company look-
ing for .web-design intern. Fax resume,
Attn. Jenny at 352-505-0310 or email to
0 Help Wanted
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 Teinis Courts. If
Interested, please call M. B. Chafin, Camp
Director, at 392-3538 between 10-5 daily, or
in the evenings at 376-8030. If no answer,
please leave name and phone number.
$12.50 Per Hour Starting Proven ad sales
prof. w/a strong ability to close. (Bonuses/
Commission) FT, Permanent. Benefits after
successfully completing probation. Email
resume to: email@example.com
Perfect PT Job
Need a 2nd Job or Extra Income? We Need
Good Sales Repsi 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
Imagine Learning Center 371-5450. Taking
applications from reliable, creative individu-
als who enjoyworking with children 4-17-
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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-
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 email@example.com 4-25-
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
Donor Scheduling Representative
LifeSouth Community Blood Centers has Full
time opportunities available for energetic and
team oriented individuals to help maintain
the community blood supply! Compensation
is a base hourly rate plus a competitive in-
centive plan and full benefits. All applicants
must be available to work evening and week-
end hours. Apply at LifeSouth Community
Blood Centers, 4039 Newberry Road, or
call 224-1740. Background check required.
Customer Service Rep PT positions avail-
able. Computer savvy and Quickbooks ex-
perience is a PLUS. Weekends are a MUST
and Willing to train. Ask for Sandy 335-4681
Now Hiring New Grads!
Interested in a Great Career in Sales?
Naylor, LLC, located here in Gainesville,
is currently looking for highly motivated,
goal-oriented people for positions
in advertising sales.
Our next class starts May 21
We offer a very comprehensive paid four
week professional sales training program,
to help you become prepared for
an exciting job in Sales.
Check us out!
To apply, visit www.naylor.com
PAID MARKETING INTERNSHIP!
Naylor, LLC is interviewing now for paid PT
marketing internships for the summer. Intern
will create market plans, conduct industry
research and manage research library.
To apply please visit www.naylor.com
Horse farm Alachua/High Springs area. 20
flexible hours. Must be able to use tractor,
bushhog and chainsaw, handle horses,
$7/hr. 386-462-9943 or 352-871-2524 leave
KISS 105.3 SEEKS STREET 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
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
PT MEDICAL BILLING POSITION
Daytime hours required. Send resume to
6400 W Newberry Rd. #301 Gainesville, FL
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 ina fast paced
working environmnet and appreciate clean-
liness and organization. Average $8-10/hr.
Email resumes & class schedule to jen@gai
Now hiring FT counselors, PT drivers
& PT front dest staff for SUMMER DAY
CAMP. 352-378-8664 www.girlsclubnet.org.
Positions open as soon as April 16. Must be
committed through August 17. 4-13-10-14
Tired of Going to Class?
Start Your Very Own Online Business Today!
GRADUATING PREMEDS ONLY
Clinical Assistant for full time patient care.
Will train. Email resume, MCAT, GPA to Dr.
Levy firstname.lastname@example.org 4-25-18-14
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
FT/PT + Commission
Fax Resume to:
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
Fish lovers wanted. Exc sales oppty for one
who knows fish & likes to work w/people.
Training, flex hrs. Work in clean modern
environment. Great people. Bring resume
to Aquatropics 2100 SW 34th St. See Karen
Bright, enthusiastic, industrious workers
wanted for toy/gift store. FT/PT Must be-
able to work weekends, breaks and holidays.
Stop by for an application @ 1510 NW 13th
BIG LOU'S PIZZERIA
Now hiring pizza makers, cooks, servers
and delivery drivers. Earn top pay. Serious
workers only. 5 SE 2nd Ave. Downtown. 4-
1 Ei Help Wanted
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 hours
Saturday 10am 8:30pm. $10/hr. Additional
hours maybe available as back-up care giver
Luxurious working conditions., Call 377-1306
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
fax to 352-240-4146. EOE/AA/MFDV 4-
LAW FIRM CLERK
for busy Gainesvile practice. Strong writ-
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New starters build on old chemistry
FOOTBALL, from page 24
"That's kind of out of the ordinary in
college football, usually you got a Brandon
Siler or another junior right there beside
you," said Spikes on being thrust into this
new leadership role. "I got to step up and
be the leader, and the team's looking for
me to be'the guy to keep everyone going,
getting the tempo going."
Aparently Spikes built up frustration
last season on the bench because his team-
mates have certainly felt him thus far in
UF coach Urban Meyer called Spikes a
"He's a tremendous player," said receiv-
er Percy Harvin, who has been the victim
of a Spikes nailing in practice. "He reads
things really well. That's what makes him
great. He's a big hitter, but he can read the
play before you even know it.
"He's 240 pounds, so if he hits you,
you're going to know it was him."
Spikes is the designated leader, but he
also has his sidekicks. Fellow sophomore
Dustin Doe and redshirt freshman A.J.
Jones finish out the starters.
"We trying real hard, we practiced be-
hind the guys all season last year," Doe
said. "We learned a bunch of things from
them. We're going to try to carry on with-
"Me and Spikes took all
the reps together last year,
so we got- somewhat of a
chemistry. We're just trying
to build on it -.get to the
point where those guys were
Career Stats: 218 tackles, 1
2006 All-America Third Tear
2004 SEC Freshman of the Y
*voted on by the league's coaches
The 2006 UF linebacker class
0 Career Stats: 271tackles, 9.5 sacks Cai
2006 AII-SEC First Team*
n 2005 AII-SEC Second Team*
ear 2004 All-SEC Second Team*
Oh, and don't tell the defense it's too
young or inexperienced, because the
Gators are sick of it.
"I'm just ready to play so we can show
the world," Spikes said. "We're probably
the youngest defense in college history. We
know (what people are saying), so I think
it's good. It makes everyone work harder
and push harder during the spring."
BULLPEN, from page 24
again for 50 years," said Anthony
Gonzalez, the former Ohio State
receiver whose Buckeyes were
crushed by UF for the BCS title.
But you say, "I'm not taking UF's
success for granted." Are you sure?
Consider that last season,
roughly 6,000 fans greeted the men's
basketball team at the Gainesville
Regional Airport upon returning as
the school's first ever hoops national
title team. On Tuesday, about 500
fans to welcomed the champs. The
morning after the UCLA game in
2006, all copies of the Alligator were
gone by 7 a.m. On Tuesday, you
could still find one at 11 a.m.
A UF journalism professor said
Gators fans packed just one street
block Monday night after the title
win, a considerably smaller show-
ing than after the first two champi-
onships. As I left the confetti-laden
Georgia Dome at 1:30 a.m. following
the latest hoops win, I called my girl-
friend a UF student for some
feedback on Gainesville's party situ-
ation. After all, she had been out and
about as late as anybody after the
first two championships.
"Heh-looooh," she answered
"Where are you? You're not
sleeping, are you?" I asked.
"Ummmmmm. ... What? ...
Yeah," she replied.
Two days later, I ran into a friend
"Did you go out after the
"My friend and I had a couple of
shots during the game, but that's it,"
she replied. "I mean, I went out after
the first two but, you know, this is
like the third one."
Not all UF fans are afflicted,
but many have a deadly strain of
Entitleditis the subconscious
belief Gator Nation is an infallible
republic where wins sprout as regu-
larly as tulips and trophies arrive as
often as American Express offers.
All season, Joakim Noah spoke
of the nagging pressure and expec-
tations from fans who expected the
Gators to repeat. This "it can't get
any better" atmosphere must have
played at least a minimal role in the
decision of UF's four starting juniors
to leave for the NBA.
Yet consider the Gators fortunate
if they make the NCAA tourna-
ment next season. And get out your
rabbit's foot if you expect UF's foot-
ball team to snap its fingers and win
another Southeastern Conference
Championship in 2007.
Believe me I know. The last
time one of Cleveland's three major
sports teams won a major champi-
onship was 1964.
reer Stats: 46 tackles, 4.5 TFL
Jennifer LaBrie / Alligator Staff
TUESDAY, APRIL 10, 2007 U ALLIGATOR, 23
Gators depend on
homers in SEC play
By MIKE MCCALL
Chicks may dig the longball, but
the UF baseball team lives and dies
The Gators (20-15, 8-4
SoutheasternConference) stand atop
the SEC East and share the overall
lead in the league with Arkansas,
despite having the conference's sev-
enth-best batting average.
Where UF makes up ground
is through the air and over the
During their eight-game win
streak leading into last weekend's
series with then-No. 5 South
Carolina, the Gators smacked 15
homers that resulted in 27 runs, and
they are second in the SEC with 47
They will look for more big
production at the plate when they
host Central Florida (17-19) tonight
"When you can score with one
swing of the bat in bunches you
put up some big numbers," UF
coach Pat McMahon said. "In this
game, one big inning will outscore
the other team's nine innings."
In last Tuesday's 16-7 win against
then-No. 2 Florida State, the Gators
belted four home runs. Three round-
trippers in the first two innings
resulted in an early 10-2 lead and
"It's always a big momentum
shift," sophomore catcher Cody
Neer said. "In a game like the other
night against Florida State, basically
it was just a few swings of the bat
and we were ahead."
"In a game like the other
night against Florida State,
basically it was just a few
swings of the bat and we
The Gators are 10-5 this year
when hitting two or more home
runs and 4-0 with three or more. On
Saturday against the Gamecocks,
UF erased an 8-2 deficit in two in-
nings behind a grand slam from se-
nior Brian Leclerc in the eighth and
a walk-off three-run blast by Neer in
the ninth for a 9-8 victory.
While Neer came away the hero,
his two-out shot to center field was
"I was trying to get a base hit and
get the next guy to the plate," he
said. "I never go up there looking to
hit a home run."
Limiting homers has been just as
important as hitting them. Seven of
South Carolina's eight runs were a
result of longballs in their 8-6 win
Tim Casey Alligator Staff
Sophomore Cody Neer is congratulated by teammates after smashing a three-run walk-off home run in
the the ninth inning during the Gators' 9-8 win against South Carolina on Sunday.
on Sunday. missed his last two starts to continue in seven starts with a 6.53 ERA.
"We try to change pitches, change his recovery from Tommy John sur- For Neer, an Orlando native,
up the speeds," Neer said. "For the gery he had last year. tonight's game will be a reunion.
most part, just keep pitches away "It's a very important start for "I grew up playing with basically
and keep the hitters off balance." him to see if he can pitch and con- half the team there," Neer said, "so
Tonight, that task will fall to tinue to get better," McMahon said. it's fun to get to play with those guys
sophomore Stephen Locke, who has Before sitting out, Locke was 3-2 and see how they are doing."
Freshman leads golfers
* TIM MCKENNEY IS TIED FOR
By DANNY KLEIN
Freshman Tim McKenney is seeing
In only his seventh collegiate appear-
ance, McKenney led the way for the UF
men's golf team, carding a 72 (even) on
his way to a tie for seventh overall, only
two shots off the lead.
"It was great to see Tim play so
well," UF coach Buddy Alexander said.
"He really putted well today, and he
saved himself a few times with some
long ones. Tim played smart golf and
stayed away from big numbers, which
is something he has shown an ability to
do this year."
Even with McKenney's strong play,
which included his first collegiate
eagle, the No. 7 Gators fell into a tie
for 11th at the United States Collegiate
Championship after tallying a com-
bined 305 (17 over) on day one.
The team is 13 strokes behind No. 12
Georgia Tech and No. 11 Clemson, who
share the lead.
"We were in decent shape for a
good'.part of .the .rouid, but .we ranh.
inio a 'rough f'piatch t6owrds the 'end,"'
Alexander said. "We have some high
scores on the board, but so does every-
one else because the weather is not on
;..An ;~as, I
Sophomore Billy Horschel, who was
named a semifinalist for the Ben Hogan
Award last week, fired a 75 (3 over) on
the day, good for a tie for 28th place.
Junior Tyler Brown, playing in back-
to-back tournaments for the first time,
notched a 77 (5 over), landing him in an
eight-way tie for 45th.
Junior Manuel Villegas continued to
struggle, finishing the day with an 81 (9
over) and is sitting in a tie for 67th.
The junior has failed to finish
higher than 58th in a tournament since
Ragland, playing in the
No. 2 spot, finished the
day with an 83 (11 over),
GOlf ending up in a tie for 74th
Heading into day two, the team will
have its work cut out.
The Gators have to make up ground
on some of the nation's top teams.
Five of the top-10 teams are partici-
pating, including No. 1 Georgia, who
sits in a tie for third.
Alexander said it won't be easy, but
his team is ready for the challenge.
"We need to do a better job of cov-
ering for each other when someone is
having a bad day," Alexander said. "If
.We. do 'that, there's no. reason why We'.
won't improve. We get a little earlier of
a start tomorrow, which is good because
the guys are anxious to get back out
there after not playing their best today
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makes spring impact
By BRIAN STEELE
Alligator Staff Writer
Forget Reggie Nelson.
Brandon Siler and Earl Everett?
Your time has passed.
Now, welcome to the spotlight,
The sophomore linebacker is a head-
ache-inducing, Shawne Merriman-type
monster, and those are just words used
by his teammates.
"If you don't see him coming, your
head will be hurting for the next few
plays, and you might be a little dizzy,"
said center Drew Miller, who named
Spikes as the player he most hates
going against and said he might be a
harder hitter than the departed Siler.
"Everyone would agree, I guarantee,
he's the hardest hitter on the team.
When I go against him, I want to make
sure I know where he's at at all times
on the field."
The receiving corps doesn't like see-
ing Spikes coming, either.
"He's a monster," wide receiver
Andre Caldwell said. "He's a beast
out there. He reminds me of a Shawne
Merriman-type football player. He's
hard tto stop probably can't be
stopped. You can only hope to contain
him. I just can't wait to see him go
against another offense."
That's improvement from someone
who only played in nine games last
season and made just 15 tackles, espe-
cially when comparing him to the for-
mer NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year.
"Everyone would agree, I
guarantee, he's the hardest
hitter on the team. When I go
against him, I want to make
sure I know where he's at at
all times on the field."
UF center on Brandon Spikes
But it's a situation the entire defense
is in as the Gators return just two start-
ers defensive end Derrick Harvey
and safety Tony Joiner.
The linebackers are among the
hardest hit, as Siler left early for the
NFL after he and Everett combined for
162 tackles last season. It's up to Spikes
to lead the crew now.
SEE FOOTBALL, PAGE 22
Tim Casey, Alligator Staff
UF linebacker Brandon Spikes tackles running back Brandon James during the Gators' spring
practice on Monday at the UF practice fields.
Tailback Moore out for spring
By LOUIS ANASTASIS
Alligator Staff Writer
Nagged by sports hernias, tailback Kestahn
Moore will undergo surgery today and miss the
remainder of spring practice:
He and defensive end Derrick Harvey, who
suffered the same injury last week, are expected
to make full recoveries in time for fall camp.
Coach Urban Meyer liked what he saw from
Moore during spring camp and expects him to
"Last year he didn't play very much not
because we didn't like Kestahn but because he
didn't practice very well," Meyer said. "He's
practicing much better now."
MEYER REMEMBERS ROBINSON: Meyer holds
former Grambling State football coach Eddie
Robinson in great esteem.
Robinson, 88, died of Alzheimer's disease last
week. His 408 wins were the most in Division I
history at the time of his 1997 retirement.
"I met him a couple of times and I used to lis-
ten to his speeches all the time," said Meyer, who
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won the Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year award
in 2004 with Utah. "He kind of set the standard
for coaching players and making sure they do
things the right way."
HAIRY TEBOW: For you female readers interest-
ed in this kind of thing, quarterback Tim Tebow
sported something between
a five o'clock shadow and
a full beard on Monday.
He hadn't shaved since last
week. So has Tebow decided
to go with the "Cast Away"
Tebow "No, just lazy," he re-
Tebow should shave soon.
"My mom will probably get on me," he said.
JOINER JACKS UP WILLIAMS: Safety Tony Joiner
crushed redshirt freshman receiver Justin
Williams on a crossing pattern Monday.
"Unless your name is Bubba Caldwell or
Percy Harvin, you can't get away with going
across the middle," Joiner taunted Williams.
Devil Rays 4
Title burnout haunts fans
Attention, spoiled Gators
fans: Has a loss ever frus-
trated you so much that
you trashed the household TV?
I was there in 1997. My father
carted off the black and white tube
into the garage after the Cleveland
Indians fumbled Game 7 of the
World Series to the Florida Marlins.
Attention, jaded Gators fans:
Has a game scared you so badly
you locked yourself in your room
between timeouts to request some
I was there in 2000. I still like
to think my prayers while the Los
Angeles Lakers trailed the Portland
Trail Blazers by 15 points in Game
7 of the Western Conference Finals
had something to do with their stun-
ning comeback win.
Attention, Gators fans: Do you
EThe Santa Fe baseball game against
Daytona Beach Community College was
canceled due to rain Monday. A makeup
date has yet to be announced. SFCC next
plays Central Florida CC on Friday.
Have you be-
LOUIS with the suc-
Anastasis cess? Have
Louis in the Bullpen youforgotten
email@example.com your losing
the football team finished 0-10-1 and
the men's basketball team started
7-21? Heed this warning from a
Cleveland fan destined for sports
misery since birth: Enjoy the last
369 days. Consider this three-pack
of championships your undeserved
manna from the heavens.
"You might not see this happen
SEE BULLPEN, PAGE 22
* Baseball: UF vs. Central Florida
McKethan Stadium, 6:30 p.m.
* Golf: U.S. Collegiate Championship