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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25, 2007
Banquet cost nearly $4K of student money
SG spent the money on their awards
By JOANNA BLAZ
Student Government officials
used $3,885 of student money to
award themselves plaques and
brass alligators, including one for
an SG executive who was forced
to step down for academic reasons
after just two months in office.
The awards were given out at
the SG banquet Friday and were
the only banquet-related expense
to come out of the Activity &
Service Fee, according to SG re-
Lydia Washington, the former
Student Body vice president who
was forced from her post in July
after just two months in office,
received an alligator. Student
Body President John Boyles also
received one, as did Student Body
Student Moseley and
When Washington was run-
ning for the vice presidency in the
spring 2006 semester, her grade
point average dropped below a
2.0, a minimum requirement for
SG hopefuls. She also wasn't en-
rolled as a full-time student at the
time another requirement for
SEE BANQUET, PAGE 17
By JOHN W. COX
Alligator Contributing Writer
After 12 days of questions without answers and
indignation without justice, a 25-year-old man with
a tired face, quiet voice and pair of shoulders better
suited for a boy half his age walked to a lectum and
talked about his friend.
On that cold, gray January afternoon, he spoke
about the tragedy and the loss. He said he hoped
the person responsible was caught and punished.
And in front of that crowd of eyes filled with
something between grief and rage, Praveen Kumar
Vedam said he would miss his
best friend, Sudheer Reddy Satti.
Vedam talked about his long-
time relationship with his friend's
family, and he remembered the
three words spelled out in mag-
net letters on Satti's refrigerator
peace, friendship and love.
Satti "This is what I need to follow,"
Vedam said in front of more than
100 people about Satti's way of life.
He also read a letter, penned more than 10,000
miles from Gainesville and penned by a mother
and father unable to attend their dead son's memo-
rial service. It thanked UF and Satti's friends for
SThat was the day after UF and Crime Stoppers
offered $10,000 to anyone who could provide infor-
mation leading to an arrest and a conviction, and
it was just a few days after fliers of Satti's picture
were peppered around Gainesville, pleading for
any help, any scrap, anything to find the truth.
It was less than a week after Vedam met with
members of the local Indian community to arrange
the memorial service for Satti. It was six days after
Satti had intended to arrive at the University of
SEE SATTI, PAGE 4
Robots roam engineering building
STUDENTS WERE IN THE INTEL-
LIGENT MACHINE DESIGN CLASS.
By ANDREW STANFILL
Alligator Contributing Writer
All eyes were glued to the floor as
Sa robot that thinks it's a duck scuttled
across the floor in search of its me-
But instead of voyaging out to ex-
plore the New Engineering Building's
rotunda, the robotic mallard looped in
Thomas McDonley, a UF electri-
cal and computer engineering senior,
O Scooped up the robot duck to end its
He determined the problem was
with the robot's motors.
McDonley was one of about a doz-
en students in the intelligent machine
". design class who demonstrated their
creations before curious passersby
and media Tuesday.
Students' designs included job-
specific bots, like a mobile trash can
that moves from the kitchen to the
home's front door when it is filled,
practically forcing the owner to take
out the trash.
One student followed a bouncing
ball to his design.
Shu Jiang, an electrical engineer-
ing senior, created a floor-crawling
robot named Pong Gator. The robot
grabs ping-pong balls that have been
knocked off the table so players can
A L continue to play.
Jiang has yet to experiment with
Pong Gator during a real ping-pong
Andrew Stanfill / Alligator match.
Robots whizzed and whirled across the New Engineering Building ro- But he hopes to try it soon with
tunda Tuesday afternoon as students demonstrated their creations. friends who are on a team, he said.
The No. 1 UF
is in Salt Lake
City, Utah., prep-
ping for NCAAs
on Thursday. The
Gators have been
No. 1 most of the
season and hope
to finish there. See
story, pg. 29.
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A state Senate bill that
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that would allow other univer-
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The bill was sponsored by a
senator from Gainesville.
For story, see pg. 9.
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4, ALLIGATOR U WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25, 2007
Waiting for justice
Three years after murder,
investigation remains open
SATTI, from page 1
New Hampshire and start work
on his doctorate degree.
It was 12 days since police
found Satti's naked body in his
bedroom in Maguire Village,
apartment No. 7, Building 382, the
walls and ceiling splattered with
And the day Vedam talked
about his friend was 15 days since
Satti, in the moments before the
sun rose on New Year's Day 2004,
was stabbed more than 30 times in
his head, face and chest.
For the two weeks the
Gainesville community had won-
dered who could have committed
such a sadistic act to a seem-
ingly harmless person, the police
thought they already had a lead.
Among the items missing
from Satti's apartment when po-
lice found his body was his Dell
Inspiron laptop computer one
piece of evidence police thought
they could trace. And though only
pieces of the laptop were found,
the questions about the computer
Satti owned for just 81 days be-
fore he died would evolve into a
centerpiece of the investigation,
rumors and mystery surrounding
UF's first campus murder in more
than 25 years.
Police discovered that the com-
puter was accessed by someone
at two different locations several
times after officers found Satti's
body. That discovery directed
investigators to a suspect they
hardly considered a possibility a
few days earlier.
And just one week after Vedam
walked to the lecturn and talked
about his friend, he went into
the University Police Department
to answer questions about the
case and pick up some of Satti's
belongings. When Vedam walked
out, he was in handcuffs, getting
into a police car and on his way to
the Alachua County Jail.
For almost 26 years, Vedam's
life was inspiring. His story
sounded like a cliched outline
from a high school motivational
speaker work hard, chase your
dream, defy the odds, overcome.
But for a soft-spoken young
man from Andhra Pradesh, India,
a state with more than twice the
population of California, it was
Vedam was an only child in
a lower middle-class family that
believed in conservative values
and a strong work ethic, said Dr.
Arun Someshwar, Vedam's friend
and a leader of Gainesville's India
Cultural and Education Center.
His parents were strict orthodox
Hindus. His father was a state
employee, and his mother stayed
Although neither of his parents
were highly educated, they both
wanted something better for their
"They saved (money) their
whole lives for him to come to the
United States and get a degree,"
said Robert Rush, Vedam's at-
Friends say Vedam was among
Alligator File Photo
Dr. Gene Zdziarski, dean of students, was among the faculty and
administrators attending the memorial service for Sudheer Reddy
Satti on Thursday.
Courtesy of Jennifer Jacobs
Sudheer Reddy Satti was killed on the morning of New Year's Day 2004. His murder is yet to be
the elite students in India. He
passed one of the world's most
difficult tests, the Indian Institute
of Technology Joint Entrance
Examination, a test with a suc-
cess rate of less than 3 percent.
Typically, almost 200,000 students
take it every year in hopes of go-
ing to one of India's premier tech-
nology schools. Only about 4,000
"He's a genius," said Anil
Lingamallu, Vedam's friend and
roommate at the time of the mur-
der. "He's a workaholic."
After attending the Indian
Institute of Technology in
Guwahati, India, Vedam came to
UF, and in August 2000, he met
"The cliche is kind of true in
Satti's case," said Lewis Bryant, a
fellow UF student and friend of
Satti's. "He seemed like the last
person someone would want to do
something like that to.
"He was just kind of a happy-
go-lucky type of guy," Bryant
added. "He never said a bad word
Sometimes Satti, who had
cheeks as round as grapefruits
and eyes brighter than new quar-
ters, smiled for no reason. Satti, a
4.0 student, was the guy everyone
asked for help because he always
seemed to know the answers,
and he was the guy everyone
teased because he always seemed
to blush when a pretty woman
Satti loved to tell the story
about his motorcycle, a luxury
item in India, which he let his
brother use so he didn't have to
ride on the backs of busses in the
streets of Hyderabad, his family's
He missed his grandfather's
farm, his father's talks and his
In some ways, Vedam was the
closest thing Satti had to home.
They were both from the same
area, ate the same food and spoke
the same native Indian language,
In the last week of December
2003, Vedam received a new as-
signment from his project man-
ager at Nanoptics, a Gainesville
software company, and he worked
almost all day, every day that
At midnight on New Year's
Eve, less than 30 hours before Satti
died, Vedam took time off from
work and watched "Lord of the
Rings: Return of the King" with
Satti. He spent the night at Satti's
apartment, like many other times,
and left the next morning. Vedam
said it was the last time he saw his
best friend alive.
But after investigators uncov-
ered a few answers that didn't fit
- a computer that wasn't in the
right place and a suspect who
wouldn't admit the truth they
believed what happened in the
time before, during and after
Satti's death was far different from
the story Vedam told.
He had heard about things like
this. He had trained for the sights
normally confined to nightmares
and horror films. But Darren
Baxley, UPD's lead investigator
for Satti's case, said he had never_
witnessed a murder scene like this
"It was just a brutal death," he
said. "You just felt horrible for the
Police took days to identify the
body after the murder because of
how badly it was disfigured.
Initially, police said they
didn't consider Vedam one of
the primary suspects. He had
help authorities ship Satti's body
home to his parents. Only after
investigators discovered Satti's
computer was used subsequent
to his death at Vedam's apartment
and workplace did they consider
him a possibility. They also found
that someone had accessed both
of Satti's Hotmail accounts after
the murder and changed the
password from his UF Gatorlink
"We have someone who tells
us he's the victim's best friend,
and then as the investigation
progresses, maybe he's not being
truthful with us," Baxley said.
"That obviously makes us become
After an almost six-hour search,
police found Satti's computer case,
which they were convinced was in
the apartment at the time of the
murder, in the air duct of an attic
"It was obviously placed there
by someone who didn't want it
found," Baxley said.
Soon after, police arrested
Vedam for grand theft, and'less
than a month later, he was charged
with Satti's murder.
Forensic tests showed that a
drop of blood found inside the
computer case came from Satti
and an unknown person.
"Whoever had the computer
either did it or got the computer
after he was murdered," Baxley
But Vedam's attorney tells a
different account. He said the
computer wasn't in the apartment
at the time of the murder, and
he said Vedam regularly shared
Satti's computer, something his
roommate said was common
between the two friends. Rush's
investigation indicated the blood
found inside the case was in-
1%TDNFSDA\ APRIL 25, 220O.T E ALLIGATOR, 5
consistent with the blood spatter strewn
throughout Satti's bedroom.
Rush also said the reason Vedam ac-
cessed Satti's e-mail account was much
more complicated than police realized. It
wasn't to hide his guilt or cover up a crime.
Instead, Rush said Vedam was protecting
Rush's lead investigator, Danny
Pascucci, who worked for the Alachua
County Sheriff's office for more than 20
years and investigated the Danny Rolling
serial murders, remembered the first time
he confronted Vedam about why he had
"He put his head down and started to
cry," Pascucci said of the meeting they had
at the county jail. "I can still see him sitting
behind the cage, shaking."
He told Pascucci he found pornographic
pictures and videos, considered shameful in
Indian culture, on the computer. For most
of his life, Satti grew up in a country where
anyone who possesses, sells or distributes
anything resembling what Americans con-
sider pornography is jailed for up to two
"You've got to think about the culture of
this kid," Rush said. "He's a naive kid from
a village in India."
Someshwar and Lingamallu asked
Vedam why he took the computer, and in.
each case, Vedam said he was defending
"He didn't want to shame his dead best
friend," Rush said.
"You suddenly know the whole world is
going to look at your friend's e-mails," he
added. "Would you delete some stuff?"
Rush argues this wasn't a crime between
two friends but a crime of opportunity
- one that included an escort service, sex
and a lust not for revenge or jealousy, but
The theories and rumors surrounding
Satti's death seem more at home in an after-
noon soap opera or a $3 crime novel.
Although Baxley said he couldn't talk
about the police's ideas concerning Vedam's
motive because the case is still open, rumors
of the public and private theories have while having sex.
circulated in Gainesville for almost three Young's claim, which Baxley refutes,
years. was looked into when she came forward, he
The details of Vedam's relationship said, but it wasn't thoroughly examined un-
with a woman who also attended UF were til several months later, when Rush brought
revealed soon after he became a suspect. In it up again. Baxley said police talked to
the summer of 2003, he returned to-India Young's escorts and checked all incoming
and asked her parents about marriage, but calls to the service, and nothing came of the
her parents wouldn't allow the union and investigation.
arranged for her to marry another man a Lewis Bryant, Satti's friend, and others
few months later, Lingamallu said. who knew him said they couldn't imagine
Some conjectured Satti came between their good friend calling an escort service.
Vedam and his ex-girlfriend, who police When Satti's father heard the assertions, he
interrogated at length, was outraged.
But it didn't stop there. Rumors ranged "That would surprise me," Bryant said.
from Indian hit men who were enemies of "He hardly talked to girls."
Satti's father, a high-ranking government Vedam was even surprised when he
official, to revenge over unpaid gambling heard of Young's claim, Lingamallu said.
debts from Satti's recent stop in Las Vegas "Everyone associated with this adamant-
to a scheme involving ly denied Satti would use
Vedam's ex-girlfriend an escort service," Baxley
and her new husband. said. "It was against his
But Rush said none of the you just felt horrible for the victim character and against
hearsay had merit. Darren Baxley his religion."
"The most obvious, great big The last phone call from Satti's
blinking light was that this was a crime of apartment was to Vedam's apartment
opportunity," he said. shortly after 11 p.m., investigators discov-
Rush's theory stems from an alleged ered. Vedam admitted Satti asked him to
phone call made to Barbara Young, the come celebrate the New Year, but Vedam,
owner and operator of a Gainesville escort who maintained he worked at Nanoptics all
service at the time of the murder. Young night, said he declined the offer, an asser-
claimed to have received a call the night tion police didn't believe.
of the murder from a man with an Indian Vedam's arrest, initially for grand theft
accent who identified himself as "Reddy," and eventually for first-degree murder, was
Satti's middle name. just the start of an experience that would
Young said she told him her company, see his father develop heart problems, his
didn't provide services on campus, and mother fall into a depression and his dead
according to police reports, she believed he friend's parents believe he killed their son.
may have called another escort service.
Rush said he thinks a woman came to U U U
Satti's apartment that night and saw an
easy mark. Questions. Questions without answers.
Evidence at the scene indicated sexual Perhaps all unsolved murder cases are
activity occurred soon before or while Satti riddled by unanswered questions, but for
was murdered, and although the blood the people who are and were involved, for
covered the room and most of Satti's body, the parents who lost a son, for the parents
there was none on his crotch, indicating to whose son was called a murderer, for the
SRush and his investigators that someone friends without their friend, for the Indian
was straddling Satti when he was stabbed community, for the investigators and for the
to death, people who have just heard about Satti's
Rush asserted the escort saw electronic gruesome death, questions are all they
equipment, which has never been found, have.
called someone to help and killed Satti Baxley and police want to know why, if
Alligator File Photo
Praveen Vedam (right) walks out of the Alachua County Courthouse with his attorney, Robert Rush (left), following a judge's deci-
sion Friday afternoon.
Vedam didn't murder Satti, he lied.
Someshwar and the Indian community
want to know why, at least from their per-
spective, police had only one suspect.
Pascucci, Rush's lead investigator, wants
to know why police didn't determine
where the unknown blood and hair in the
apartment came from or why they didn't
swab Satti's penis for DNA or where the
apartment's missing stereo receiver, home
theatre speaker system, speakerphone and
DVD player disappeared.
Rush wants to know why police still
think Vedam ended Satti's life, even though
experts believe the murderer killed Satti
with his or her left hand and Vedam is
Satti's parents want to know why Vedam,
who was released from jail about 11 months
after his arrest and went back to India after
a judge dismissed the case because of a lack
of evidence against him, would not return
to the United States to face trial following a
second first-degree murder indictment.
Vedam's parents want to know why
their son was accused of murdering his best
friend and imprisoned.
Lingamallu wants to know how police
could think his "geeky," 120-pound friend
who read electrical engineering conference
papers for fun was capable of stabbing to
death someone he spent almost every day
Bryant wants to know why "one of the
truly good people in this world" had to die.
And Dr. Vasudha Narayanan, the Indian
Student Association's faculty advisor, wants
to know how parents could live their lives
after such a tragedy.
"You send your son off with great ex-
pectations and hopes, seeing them at the
threshold of a great career and wonderful
job, and then all your dreams are gone,"
she said. "When your child is gone, there's
never a moment you don't think of them."
Spencer Mann, the chief investigator for
the state attorney's office, said he is more
than satisfied with the police's investigation
into Satti's murder, and he still believes the
evidence points to Vedam.
"We have checked out many leads and
theories that have been presented by his at-
torneys and others," he said, "and none of
those leads have produced another suspect
in this case."
Baxley said he and other investigators
did everything they could, which included
employing the help of city, county and state
law enforcement officials, and recently the
Prosecutors and the defense team have
gone back and forth over Vedam's alibi
since the beginning.
Vedam said he was at Nanoptics all
night working on a project and download-
ing Indian movies, but police say a lull of
a few hours in his computer activity can't
substantiate his whereabouts.
Police can't talk about the new forensic
evidence that resulted in the second murder
indictment against Vedam, who now works
at a software company in Bangalore, but
Rush argues there's nothing to it.
"A weak case doesn't get better over
time," he said. "He's who they pinned it
on, and they didn't look at anyone else, and
that's tremendously irresponsible of them."
For now, Vedam is in India, and most
think he's unlikely to ever return, even
though he's said he wants to clear his
"Why would he?" friends ask. They
don't think there's anything good to come
In the end, after all the talk and all the
speculation, only questions and victims
"They have a void that can never be
filled," Narayanan said of Satti's parents.
"They have memories that can never be
"And they have questions that can't be
6, ALLIGATOR U WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25,2007
It's hard to hold back the tears. Today is the last day of
school but more importantly, the last day of Alligator pub-
lication for the semester. And even more importantly: the
last Darts & Laurels of the semester. Feel that lump in your
throat? Yeah, OK, neither do we. Try not to get choked up as
we remind you of the biggest events of the semester with this
week's sign-off edition of ...
Darts & Laurels
First up, it's a that-sure-made-getting-back-to-
to the 2006 National Championship Football Team.
Thanks to Chris Leak's MVP performance, Earl Everett's
helmetless sack of Ohio State QB Troy Smith and a little
help from the Gators-bashing media and sports analysts,
the Gators slammed the pathetic Buckeyes 41-14 on Jan 8.
And nothing was more adorable than Leak cuddling that
Up next, a it-was-painful-but-still-fun-to-watch DART
for the Student Government Spring Elections. The SG
stronghold Gator Party battled the underdogs, Pants.
Between election code violation accusations and vague
platforms from both sides, we weren't sure which we
But in an unprecedented move in recent memory, at
least the Alligator supported the Greek-backed Gator
Party because we truly believed it would get more work
done than the sweet-but-naive Pants Party. We'll see how
Gator performs this year.
We can't help but chuck a three-stores-within-walk-
ing-distance-of-each-other-is-a-little-outrageous DART at
the Starbucks shops popping up all over campus. These
things breed like rabbits! The first location opened in
Library West last October, and in March the Hub location
brewed its first espressos. Soon we'll have one in the Reitz
Union Food Court, too. What's next, a barista in every
classroom? Please, UF, stop this madness.
Speaking of madness March Madness, that is
- here's a we-could-get-used-to-winning-these-things
LAUREL to the reigning basketball champs. The Gators
once again dominated over OSU and its towering 7-foot
center, Greg Oden or as we like to call him, the only
reason the Buckeyes had a fighting chance.
We'll take Lee Humphrey's three-pointers, Corey
Brewer's Most Outstanding Player title and Al Horford's
sky-high toss of the ball at the buzzer any day. The start-
ing lineup is leaving us, but we're confident Coach Billy
Donovan can build up another championship-caliber
We can't resist giving an all-this-petty-bickering-be-
longs-in-high-school DART to the Jeb Affair. First, the
Faculty Senate denied former Gov. Jeb Bush an honorary
degree. So the UF Alumni Association conferred alumni
status on him. Student Senate passed a bill to honor him.
All of this was. childish, yes. But none of it really meant
anything until a state representative proposed naming
UF's College of Education after him.
This is so ridiculous, it should be illegal. But it's not
and UF would be powerless to stop it. The bill is still
floating around somewhere in the Capitol. Let's hope stu-
dents don't arrive on campus in August only to find the
Finally, a thank-God-this-semester-is-over LAUREL to
everyone who managed to make it through the semester
alive. Go on, have a few drinks and let go a little. You de-
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Address energy issue before oil is gone
With the most driving-heavy season approach-
ing, increasing gas prices are at the forefront
of most people's minds. Unfortunately, with
our dependence on oil, there's nothing we will be able
to do about it in the immediate future.
Why aren't we doing everything in our power to
increase production of biodiesel and hydrogen fuel cell
technologies? There are few things scarier than national
leaders who lack the foresight to prepare for the inevi-
It goes without saying that we're not in a good posi-
tion when it comes to gas. Our leaders give us empty
promises of extra oil reserves in other parts of the
But we can use production data to find out just how
much of these reserves are available for consumption.
According to the Hubbert curve created by the late
geophysicist M. King Hubbert we've already reached
the midpoint for world oil production. The numbers say
it's all more or less downhill from here.
We need to start weaning ourselves off oil and
fast. Technically, we're already overdue.
Still, facts aren't very useful if no one listens to them,
and seeing that logic and reason are rare qualities in
American leaders, I think the facts will continue to be
lost on them. After all, while they aren't all necessarily
rich, their incomes are generally high enough that they
don't have to worry about prices as much as middle-
and lower-class people do.
Of course, the rest of us get screwed. So what does
that mean? We have to make our leaders realize, one
way or another, that energy alternatives are important
Will it be cheap or easy?
Absolutely not. Retrofitting cars
and factories and researching
ways to make fuel alternatives
more efficient are expensive and
Will it be worth it? Yes. The
time and money it would cost us
now is far cheaper than the costs
of pretending oil is going to last
Most people already know this stuff or are familiar
with the idea. They would get used to the changes and
appreciate the drop in pollution levels.
The problem is we don't have enough people who
are passionate enough about the issue to make their
While you're enjoying your summer, you're going
to hear plenty of people complaining about gas prices.
And by now, you've accepted it as one of life's little in-
conveniences. But don't.
Your concerns are just as important as anyone else's,
and you need to make sure politicians understand that.
Whether you decide to contact your politicians directly
or wait until the voting booths open, make sure you do
We can't ensure the prosperity and security of our
future generations by hoping someone else picks up
the pieces. After all, who wants to be an 80-year-old
Floridian unable to afford air conditioning? Not a pretty
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Faculty need to submit textbook info
The student body has overwhelmingly
supported the timely submission of text-
book information by professors at the end of
the semester, but according to UF's textbook
adoption Web site, only 36.2 percent of text-
book information for fall classes had been
submitted as of Tuesday evening.
Bookstores have already started to buy
back students' books, and they decide either
to reject books or to offer lower or higher
prices based on whether faculty decided to
use the textbook in the upcoming semester.
I am disappointed in the low rate of text-
book adoption among faculty members and
angered when students are not able to sell
books that likely will be used again because
a professor has not submitted the informa-
tion in a timely manner.
Faculty members must realize the extent
to which their delay in submitting textbook
information affects students financially. It
is time for students to demand the faculty
addresses this issue by acknowledging that
their timeliness affects our pocketbooks
- 36.2 percent is not enough.
co-chair, Textbook Adoption and Buyback
Student Senate Committee
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Keep planet clean, global warming or not
In Patrick Barrett's Monday column, he
demonstrated his remarkable ignorance of
the scientific method by claiming that mi-
nority dissent in the scientific community
means a theory is incorrect. I welcome his
argument because it has made me reconsid-
er and reinforce my own. This is the essence
of scientific debate.
I am reminded of the adage, "An ounce of
prevention is worth a pound of cure." These
words, while not meant to reference climate
change, could not be more applicable. Mr.
Barrett may not trust scientific evidence
generated over decades by h
dedicated people or believe tha
cycle has been disrupted and sl
However, on the off chance t
of geologists and climatologists
are correct, any reasonable person
cede it cannot hurt to keep our
as healthy as possible.
SpringHills would harm envir
The proposed SpringHills d
near NW 39th Avenue and Inter
be extremely harmful to Gaines
of its residents.
Luckily, the Alachua County
has the chance to stop the constr
1.5 million-square-foot develop:
vote next month.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25, 2007 0 ALLIGATOR, 7
hundreds of The North Central Florida Regional
t the carbon Planning council found that traffic conges-
hortened by tion created by SpringHills will have "sig-
nificant adverse impacts on the regional
the majority transportation network." Furthermore, a
in the world sinkhole is near the development's loca-
>n must con- tion, and the construction and operation of
only planet SpringHills will likely dump pollution di-
rectly into our underground water supply.
Jay Jackson This development is not in compliance
4LS with Alachua County's Comprehensive
Plan, which states the commission will slow
sprawl, advocate sustainable development,
strengthen small businesses, support East
)nment Gainesville redevelopment, protect sensi-
levelopment tive environmental areas and ensure clean
state 75 will air, clean water and safe transportation. The
ville and all SpringHills development is counterproduc-
tive to all of these goals.
Commission The Alachua County Commission must
auction of the stop this development.
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8, ALLIGATOR N WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25,2007
Later Gator drivers deal with rowdy, drunken students
Drivers say they help reduce drunken driving incidents
By ERIN EHRLICH
Chris Dosch doesn't usually wear a thong.
But when he does, his crotch looks like an
elephant with glued-on googly eyes and pink
ears, its trunk shaped with a pipe cleaner.
And if you were lucky enough to be rid-
ing the same Regional Transit System's Later
Gator bus as Dosch the night of last semester's
Great Underwear Dash, that's what you
would have seen.
"For some reason, I was in the door-
way, and every time the bus driver
would open the door, I'd swing out and
get in the people's faces," Dosch said.
"At every stop, the door would open and
they'd freak out and walk away and wait for
the next bus," he said. "The bus driver just
Dressed in only the elephant thong and
sneakers, Dosch, a UF freshman, was on his
way to the dash, at which people strip to their
underwear, throw their clothes on a pile to
be donated to charity, and-run a short race
in their unmentionables. He said he was re-
fused entrance by the first bus that drove past.
But on the second that came by this one a
Later Gator bus the driver just laughed and
let him on, Dosch said.
"The bus picked me up and (the driver)
was like, 'Oh! You're the one they were talking
about on the radio,'" Dosch said.
Although this particular scene may not be
common on the Later Gator the bus that
transports, students between downtown, cam-
pus and several apartment complexes until 3
a.m. events described as "pure debauch-
ery" by some bus drivers happen onboard all
"There are two sober kids for every 200
drunk ones," said Later Gator driver Tasha,
who said she couldn't provide her last name
because of RTS policies.
Tasha said the most common thing she
sees is students who constantly tell her, "You
saved my life by stopping the bus," even if she
merely let them on at the designated bus stop.
Around midnight, the only riders are usu-
ally stragglers to the downtown areas, she
Shaquita, another driver who likewise said
she couldn't give her last name, said it's not
hard to deal with the noise or absurdity of her
passengers as long as they know their limits
- which in some cases, they don't.
"Some guy called UPD on me and told
them I was holding him hostage on the
bus," Shaquita said. "He got mad because I
wouldn't let him off a few feet before the ac-
tual bus stop."
Supervisors and police officers aren't usu-
ally called out to deal with problems, Tasha
said, but sometimes it's good to have backup.
University Police Sgt. Henry Spurlin said
he's impressed with how few problems UPD
has to deal with in regards to the Later Gator.
He said Later Gator drivers tend to realize
what they are getting into. They have more pa-
tience and call the police only if it's absolutely
Shaquita said most of the time, passengers
are amusing to listen to, especially when they
don't lower their voices.
Because the buses are so crowded after the
dubs and bars let out at 2 a.m., Shaquita said,
many of the passengers mostly women
- sit on each others' laps.
One time, two women even suggested
sleeping with each other, she said.
"Women want to be strippers
when they see those poles."
Later Gator driver
'" was like, 'How can you not realize that
people can hear you?' It's stuff you'd never
think you'd see in real life."
Although men give her the biggest prob-
lems, Shaquita said females are usually the
louder and more obnoxious riders.
She said women are either emotional and
cry about anything from men to lost drivers'
licenses, or they pretend they are strippers and
dance around the poles throughout the bus.
"Women want to be strippers when they
see those poles," Shaquita said.
Tasha said one of the craziest things she
has seen while driving was when two women,
whom she presumed were freshmen, were
standing outside the bus and started begging
an older man for a piece of pizza.
"He asked them what they'd do for a piece,
and when they said, 'Anything,' he made
them make out," Tasha said. "And that's noth-
ing compared to the orgies I've heard about on
Another widespread effort among Later
Gator riders, according to the drivers, is to
try and bribe the drivers with cash, kisses and
dates in exchange for allowing the riders to
maneuver the bus.
"Some kid told me he'd buy me and my
family lunch if I let him," Tasha said. "He tried
to give me his wallet and credit cards."
Shaquita said she has had men try to invite
her out to party with them. She said one man
offered to give her $80 if she would stop the
bus and go out with him and his friends.
Both drivers agreed one of the worst things
about intoxicated riders is when they get into
conflicts with each other and start arguing.
They said it's a lot harder to have control of a
situation when it doesn't involve them at all.
"I don't like confrontation, and I don't
like trouble," Shaquita said. "I like the funny
With as much commotion as the drivers
have to put up with during their late shifts on
the Later Gator, drivers don't get paid more or
receive extra stipends for their patience with
the "pure debauchery." Tasha and Shaquita
said they don't mind the lack of a bonus and
are just glad they can keep students safe.
Spurlin said when students ride the Later
Gator, it drastically reduces the chance of
drunken driving accidents. Tasha agreed.
"It gets hectic sometimes, but it's all right
because you know we don't have 500 drunk
drivers," Tasha said, "just 500 drunk riders."
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Hit-and-run suspect's bail reduced despite opposition
By JESSICA PONN
The man charged with killing
Gainesville Police Department Lt.
Corey Dahlem is home with his
family three weeks after authorities
say he struck Dahlem with a truck
while driving drunk on University
Austin J. Wright, 21, was re-
leased from the Alachua County
Jail on Friday after a judge reduced
his bail from $500,000 to $100,000,
said Spencer Mann, spokesman for
the state attorney's office.
Mann said even though there
are conditions attached to Wright's
release, the state attorney's office
advised the judge not to reduce
He was being held on charges of
DUI manslaughter and leaving the
scene of a deadly accident.
"We believed the severity of the
charges might make him a possible
flight risk," Mann said.
He said the judge deemed the
$500,000 bail excessive.
Inmates only have to pay 10
percent of their bail before being
Wright is out of
jail, he cannot
Lead a normal
: .. driving, must
Wright report to court
officials daily, is
monitored by global positioning
systems and can only leave his par-
ents' house to go to work and meet
with his attorney.
His release has stirred mixed
feelings in the Gainesville com-
Gainesville resident Megan
Miller, 21, said although Dahlem's
death is a tragedy, she believes
Wright is probably a nice man who
had a one-time lapse of judgment.
"Everybody makes mistakes,"
she said. "It's easy to make a mis-
take that could take someone's
Her friend, Kris Chandley, 24,
said she thinks Wright should have
been released earlier but wasn't be-
cause the man he killed happened
to be a police officer.
"It wouldn't have been shit if
he were a homeless guy," she said.
"They would have thanked him."
Others disagree with Wright's
"The thing he did was so grossly
negligent, and he is totally liable,"
said UF junior Caroleen Brej.
"I think he should be punished
up until the verdict is reached,"
Revised tuition bill passes Senate committee
* IT PASSED 3 TO 1.
By JOEY CHINDAMO
A state Senate committee Tuesday vot-
ed 3-1 in favor of a bill that would let three
state universities, including UF, charge
students more money each year.
The bill was originally introduced by
Sen. Steve Oelrich, R-Gainesville, as an at-
tempt to let UF implement its "Academic
But Oelrich said in a telephone inter-
view Tuesday that the bill has changed in
several important ways.
Now, the bill would let the state's
level 1. research institutions UF, Florida
State and the University of South Florida
- increase tuition by 40 percent over four
years, said Mike Preston,
State Oelrich's chief of staff.
News UF's program would
charge students $1,000 more
on top of tuition in order to
hire 200 faculty members and 100 aca-
This change comes after complaints
that the bill only affected UF.
The bill will now go to the Senate floor,
"So far in both chambers, it's passed
with very little opposition, and we're op-
timistic that the floor of the senate will be
the same way," Preston said.
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As applicant pool widens, UF gets used to saying 'no'
* ACCEPTANCE RATES HAVE
BEEN AT A RECORD LOW.
By MADISON CHEATWOOD
Alligator Contributing Writer
If you're already a student at UF,
consider yourself lucky. Odds are,
you wouldn't have been accepted if
you applied this year.
Most of those who applied to UF
for the 2005-06 school year didn't
get in. That year's acceptance rate of
about 48 percent was the lowest in
the university's history.
While acceptance rate statistics
for this year haven't been released,
there were 8 percent more appli-
cants and no substantial increase-in
the number of openings.
With more applicants, the
university is forced to turn down
thousands of qualified candidates.
This selectivity is a growing trend in
elite schools throughout the country,
said David Hawkins, the director
of public policy for the National
Association of College Admission
Counseling, in a phone interview.
Provost Janie Fouke said the uni-
versity doesn't have enough room to
accept every qualified candidate.
There are roughly 6,600 openings
for the freshmen class each year.
This year, roughly 25,000 people ap-
plied to UF.
UF President Bernie Machen
wrote in a document on the Office of
the President's Web site that the uni-
versity has not increased its academ-
ic criteria, such as setting a higher
SAT score that must be reached for
:~A llfPi~.'' : However,
standards are naturally increasing
due to the large applicant pool.
In 2002, the SAT score of the mid-
dle 50 percent of incoming freshman
was between 1160 and 1360. In 2005,
it was between 1220 and 1410.
Though UF applicant qualifica-
tions increased, they stayed the
same for colleges nationwide, aver-
aging between 870 and 1180 for the
Standards are also increasing for
Albert Matheny, the director of
academic advising for the College
of Liberal Arts and Sciences, said the
college used to receive about 1,400
applications for the 1,000 openings
the college allots to transfer stu-
dents. Recently, transfer applications
increased to 2,000. For the 2007-08
academic year, he said CLAS could
Matheny said that sometime in
the near future, the college would
have to turn qualified transfer ap-
And the college isn't just looking
at numbers, he said. Matheny said
he recently turned down an appli-
cant with a 4.1 grade point average
and a 1400 on the SAT because he
had no extracurricular activities.
He predicts there will be more
competition for admission for both
freshman and transfer students.
And he doesn't expect a large in-
crease in the number of freshman-
Hawkins, the public policy direc-
tor, said he thinks future increases in
UF's capacity will allow the univer-
sity to accommodate more students
University of Florida's
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and maintain high acceptance rates.
But Matheny said UF doesn't
have the funding. It can't provide
some of the resources it should with
the number of students enrolled
now, he said.
There aren't enough science labs,
he said. And fewer incoming stu-
dents need to take the easy-to-staff
general education classes, he said.
More are enrolling with AP credits
and need to take the upper-division
classes taught by professors. All of
this costs more money, he said.
Matheny said its a difficult situ-
ation, especially for alumni whose
children are being turned down.
"What are we going to do? Let
your kid in and not the kid who's
smarter?" he said. "It's hard for
people to understand," he said, "but
it makes UF a much better place."
SAT scores of the middle 50 percent of incoming freshmen
UF 2002 I
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0 800 1220 14101600
Nationally (stayed the same
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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25, 2007 ALLIGATOR, 11
In new lab, UF students smash in name of science
By DREW HARWELL
Alligator Staff Writer
From the outside, the new
Powell Structures and Materials
Testing Laboratory seems like
a big, boring warehouse in East
But on the inside, thousand-
dollar machines squash metal
into nothing, hulking cranes
manhandle the steel bones of
bridges and one of the biggest
drop hammers in the world helps
UF engineers understand the. sci-
ence of smash.
Pulverizing will be class work
this fall for the university's civil
engineering students scheduled
to work in the Waldo Road labo-
The 9,000-square-foot Powell Structures and Materials Testing Laboratory will be used by civil engineer-
ing students to test structural components, like bridge girders and building columns.
ratory, which will hold a dedica-
tion ceremony Friday.
The new building, faculty
said, is a $3.2-million dream
come true. '
It didn't come easy, though.
Joseph Tedesco, the chairman
of the civil and coastal engineer-
ing department, said the depart-
ment has wanted a facility of this
caliber for about seven years.
"It feels great to finally have
it done," he said. "This is the one
thing that the department will
need ... to make it one of the best
civil engineering programs in the
Around The lab, he
aB .V 'said, will be
used by about
and 15 faculty members to test
structural components that could
be used in bridges, tunnels and
The 9,000-square-foot building
will be about 40 feet tall and large
enough to prop up huge pieces of
steel, concrete and wood.
Most of the complex will have
a 4-foot-thick reinforced "strong
floor" foundation, which can
hold whole columns of build-
ings and withstand thousands of
pounds of force.
Tedesco said the lab's con-
struction was initially funded
by a $1.6-million gift from the
Powell family, which is headed
by a civil engineering alumnus.
The state matched the family's
Ted Krauthammer, a civil
engineering professor who will
work in the lab, said the facility
is well designed and spacious
enough for the kind of testing he
hopes to perform.
It will also have the right tools
to get the job done.
Pendulums that produce about
7,500 pounds of force, cameras
that can capture 10,000 frames
per second and an $85,000 guil-
lotine-like drop hammer the
world's biggest are just a few
of the lab's testing tools.
Each is used individually to
test how structures could deal
with impacts, blasts or shocks
from things like building explo-
sions or barges colliding with
Friday's dedication ceremony
at 10 a.m. will be a way for mem-
bers of the civil engineering de-
partment to thank the building's
donors, Tedesco said.
And the engineers will be
doing their ribbon-cutting in a
special way: wrapping a blue rib-
bon around a concrete cylinder
and pulverizing it with a drop
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Many SFCC students set sights on UF t
By KATIE EMMETS
Alligator Contributing Writer
Benjamin Mendoza, a 32-year-
old UF graduate, got his academic
start at a community college.
After graduating from SFCC
with an associate's degree in 2005,
he became a Gator and every
year, hundreds of other SFCC stu-
dents try to follow the same path.
According to Anne Kress, SFCC's
interim vice president of academic
affairs, 60 percent of all graduating
students from SFCC go to UF within
two years of graduating.
Out of the 33,699 undergraduate
students enrolled at UF, 2,516 7
percent transferred from SFCC,
according to UF's News Bureau.
However, transfer students'
routes to admission and the paths
they follow once they are accepted
- vary greatly.
Mendoza's journey to gradu-,
ation as a Gator began unexpect-
edly, when he was called away from
SFCC to Iraq in 2003 as an Army
Thirteen months later, he re-
turned to SFCC, where he said aca-
demic advisers were eager to help
him prepare to apply to UF.
Mendoza graduated from SFCC
2005 with an
in liberal arts.
He began classes
at UF in spring
"SFCC really prepared me for
UF," Mendoza said. "I received a lot
of instruction and guidance."
When.he arrived at UF, he said
his orientation was vague and did
not give him enough information
about accessing advisers. Mendoza
said he had to learn everything.
"Had I come to UF when I was
eighteen, I could have seen where
that would have been a really help-
ful and maturing experience," he
However, Mendoza said being
accepted to UF was one of the best
things to happen to him. He consid-
ers himself lucky.
"Not every transfer student gets
in," he said.
Benjamin Marcus, an SFCC
sophomore, will graduate in May.
He hoped to attend UF this summer,
but because UF rejected his applica-
tion, he now plans to attend Florida
"I will never be a Seminole,"
Marcus said. "I'll always be a
Marcus was an SFCC student
senator who held an executive
cabinet position. He had a 3.2 SFCC
grade point average and worked
with Ralph Nader's presidential
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SFCC sophomore Ramon Lopez poses inside an SFCC Student Government office Tuesday evening. Lo-
pez, a judicial secretary for the college's SG, plans to transfer to UF.
He said UF officials told him his
qualifications did not meet their ad-
missions standards. He blames the
2.7 GPAhe received while attending
a college in Chicago before transfer-
ring to SFCC.
Kress, the SFCC administrator,
said UF is the most selective univer-
sity in the Southern region.
To help SFCC students prepare
for a possible run at UF admittance,
Kress said SFCC aligns its curricu-
lum with UF's. This way, she said,
when students transfer, they are
up to par with the intensity of the
One thing Kress recommends to
students before they transfer is to
speak with advisers at UF.
Daniel Wojcik, an SFCC student
who will graduate in May, has al-
ready taken the initiative to connect
with UF advisers.
"I am a very motivated person
and have been to UF and spoken to
advisers 12 times before the transfer
process," Wojcik said.
By talking to business admin-
istration advisers, Wojcik found
scholarship opportunities available
to him because of his test scores on a
standardized business test.
Ramon Lopez is also graduat-
ing from SFCC in May. He chose
to transfer to UF because it was the
only university that would allow
him to earn degrees in both aero-
space and mechanical engineering.
His other choices were Georgia
Tech and Embry Riddle. However,
Lopez said UF was the cheaper.
Lopez applied to UF in
high school and was accepted.
Unfortunately, money was an issue
for him, he said.
"I only received one-half of the
money for tuition from scholar-
ships," Lopez said, adding that
his family didn't want to take out
Lopez joined the U.S. Marine
Corps. after attending Miami Dade
Community College for a semester
after high school. He came to SFCC
in August 2005 and recently finished
serving a term as SFCC's Student
Government judicial secretary.
Kress said students who suc-
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cessfully transfer to UF from SFCC
usually have high GPAs and take
challenging courses in community
"Don't underestimate the impor-
tance of courses," Kress said. "UF
really looks at the pre-professionals.
and the GPA factors significantly."
Portia Taylor, SFCC's vice-
president of student affairs, said she
understands not all students will be
accepted to U.
While most SFCC students
choose UF as their first-choice
school, she said they should also
have a second or third option.
The first thing Taylor suggests
students do before attending SFCC
is visit a career research center.
"Every student should go and
take the instruments and tests that
are offered there so they can get an
idea of what career they are suited
for," she said.
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Local studio breaks into video game market
Its game will come out on Xbox and PS3
By ANDREW STANFILL
Alligator Contributing Writer
A year ago, a four-man
Gainesville video studio strug-
gled to make a name for itself.
Now, with a staff of about
20, Artificial Studios is finishing
up its first game designed for
consoles like the Xbox 360 and
The game, "Monster
Madness," is a throwback to a
time when Mario and Sonic the
Hedgehog ruled the gaming
world. It will be available for
Xbox 360 and PCs on May 15, and
for PlayStation 3 in the fall.
The game is the brainchild of
studio President Jeremy Stieglitz,
23, who wanted to make a game
different from the shooters that
crowd today's market.
The schedule for this first-time
developer has been challenging.
The team raced to complete the
game in 10 months. Most studios
spend 16 to 18 months on each
game, Stieglitz said.
"We always work 50 hours
a week," he said. "And during
crunch times, it could jump to 70
hours or more."
The studio has outsourced"
some of its work to another
studio in Colombia, where most
of the game's art and design is
crafted before it returns to the
United States for revisions and
polishing, said Josh Javaheri, a
3-D artist at the studio and a UF
digital arts and sciences junior.
"I wanted to do a game
that could work on a
Artificial Studios president
Before the studio can call the
game complete, Microsoft will
review and approve its code for
both the PC and Xbox 360.
"That will be a huge victory
for us," Stieglitz said.
About a year and a half ago,
he said, the studio didn't look
"I was basically working out
of my bedroom in 2005," he said.
It was during this time that he
and a small team built a graphics
engine software that allows
graphics cards to create realistic
physics for games. This brought
the group into the spotlight.
Every time a publisher sought
the group out, Stieglitz pushed
the idea for "Monster Madness."
"I wanted to do a game that
could work on a smaller budget,"
he said. "We could rely a lot on
After a few months, SouthPeak
Interactive jumped at the idea.
The team had its publisher.
With funding from SouthPeak
Interactive, the men were able to
rent office space and hire its cur-
The studio's proximity to UF
has been a boon. Five employees
are UF graduates with computer
engineering degrees, and three
others are students who balance
classes with game development.
Starting a studio from scratch
has been an ordeal for Stieglitz,.
because every hurdle is different,
"It's a learning experience and
a very, very quick one," Stieglitz
said. "There's not a lot of room
The studio hopes to work on
larger projects, Stieglitz said.
It will soon hire new staff
members and move to a larger
office so it will be able to handle
two projects at a time, he said.
By DEBORAH SWERDLOW
Alligator Contributing Writer
Students got a taste of Israeli culture Tuesday, when the
Plaza of the Americas was transformed into the Plaza of
Israel. The Israel Street Party held on the plaza celebrated the
S '* J aF 59th anniversary of Israel's independence.
The event, which was funded by Hillel and an organiza-
tion called Masa that financially supports student travel to
Israel, featured free Israeli food, Israeli music, tie-dying, a
mock Dead Sea and Western Wall, a Bedouin tent and infor-
r 4mation about Israel.
f H -I9U' a' lticultural "Israel is very proud of their culture,
,5L~'- their food and their music, and we tried
SDavidCumming, who helped organize the event.
R There was enough food for about 300 people, but event
_;Norganizer Ayala Betzaleli emphasized it was more important
i' ticipate. The event was especially memorable for students
who have traveled to Israel.
k "It's really exciting to see all the Jewish flags, because it
makes me feel like I'm back in Israel," UF sophomore Jennifer
While Tuesday's festivities cannot compare to the experi-
ence of being in Israel, celebrating with everyone at UF came
Courtesy of Deborah Swerdlow pretty close, Cumming said.
Students enjoy Israeli music and free Israeli food at the Israel Street Party on Tuesday afternoon on the Plaza of the "Its important to show others here how, although we're a
Americas. The event was in celebration of the 59th anniversary of Israel's independence. minority' e still stanr os. we're still stfeel tha t connection
er' people over here," he said. "We still feel that connection "
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15 pursued UF's new certificate program this spring
By REGINA GIACUSA
Alligator Contributing Writer
If you think the government hasn't done
much for Katrina victims, then you probably
haven't talked to Jonathan Bennett.
The UF sophomore interned at a con-
gressional campaign office in Louisiana last
summer. For three months, Bennett worked
with Congressman Bobby Jindal to help with
"The congressional office was organized
chaos," Bennett said. "We worked hard and
helped a lot of people, but it never feels like
His experience influenced his decision to
apply for a UF certificate program that de-
buted in the fall.
The Certificate in Public Leadership pro-
gram was developed to provide students with
skills necessary for future leadership roles.
Last fall, the program's committee re-
cruited the first group of students for the
certificate, said David Hedge, the academic
This spring, the group of about 15 selected
students became the first class to pursue the
"Today, students in all areas of study inter-
act with the government," Hedge said, "and as
the role of government continues to increase,
it's important for students to understand the
issues, dilemmas and solutions."
Students are also required to do an intern-
ship, he said. The center works with students
to find them one that incorporates the certifi-
"The congressional office was
cate's requirements and those of their major.
"There's just no substitute for going out
into the real world," Hedge said. "Internships
are full of value and experience."
It's too early to rate the program's success,
Hedge said, but he is optimistic. Students have
responded positively and said they enjoy the
courses, they said.
The certificate was developed through the
Bob Graham Center for Public Service, Hedge
said. Graham, a retired U.S. senator, former
Florida governor and UF alumnus, worked
with UF's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
to develop the center.
Modeled after programs at Harvard
University and other universities, the center
teaches students skills in public service and
is developing bachelor's and master's degree
programs in public policy.
A new building on campus, Pugh Hall, is
being constructed to house the center, Hedge
said, and should be completed by 2008. He
thinks having its own building will gain the
center recognition and increase student aware-
ness and participation.
Bennett said he is eager to get involved.
"For three months, I saw the best possible
side of government," he said. "It was awe-
some and a huge inspiration for me."
Lines long for study
rooms as exams near
By TAMEKIA MASSALINE
Alligator Contributing Writer
Even though classes will soon
be over, don't get comfortable just
yet after a few days of freedom,
Carol Turner, the director of
public services at UF's Library
West, said more students will be
coming to the library for study
"Library West is always heav-
ily used, but we do of course
anticipate an increase in traffic
during finals," she said.
Final exams will cause a few
changes in the library's operation,
Hours will be extended.
Library West will be open from
8 a.m. to 2 a.m. from April 26 to
30, and from 8 a.m. to 1 a.m. from
May 1 to 3.
Also, group study rooms may
not be as readily available as at
other times of the school year.
Students will have to sign up
to use the rooms, and around
exam times, the waiting list
can get quite long,
On Turner said. After
Camlpus signing up, students
will be given a pager
that will sound when a room is
It's extra ideas like those,
Turner said, that will make study-
ing for finals just a bit easier.
"We know toward the end of
the semester it may be stressful to
the students," she said, "and we
at the library don't want to add to
any of that stress."
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Case manager helps out
Helen Avery says her job is rewarding. It's not the pay
or the lifestyle. It's the help she can provide to people with
mental health and addiction problems.
Avery is an adult case manager for Meridian Behavioral
Healthcare, a nonprofit agency that helps those with
Medicaid or no health insurance cope with mental health
and addiction issues.
The 35-year-old UF graduate, who is responsible for
monitoring between 20 to 40 clients, sees two to five a day.
She always wanted to work in the medical field. Initially,
she thought she'd be a doctor, but she didn't want to go to
school that long. Instead, Avery went to UF for rehabilitation
sciences, and she earned her degree in 2005.
(Below) Avery takes a break from work and hugs her dog
on her bed at her Southwest Gainesville home April 13.
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perspective regarding the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. The AI-Aqsa Mosque
is the third holiest site in Islam, and Israel has been occupying this Muslim
holy site since 1967 using our tax dollars. This injustice will never bring
*The core issue of the conflict is the ETHNIC CLEANSING of the
Palestinian people for the past five decades.
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SG: Ad not discriminatory
* THE PRO-ISRAEL AD OFFENDED
SOME PRO-PALESTINE STUDENTS.
By ERIN EHRLICH
A Student Senate committee decided
Tuesday that the groups behind a pro-Israel
ad didn't intend to discriminate against
Muslim and pro-Palestine student groups.
The petition, which was published as a
full-page ad in the Alligator on March 28, was
funded by Jewish Awareness Month. The ad
featured about 1,500 names surrounding a
Muslim and pro-Palestine groups were
upset because they said the petition which
began "We, the students of the University of
Florida ..." seemed to represent the entire
"We definitely saw conflict, but we didn't
feel they were speaking on behalf of the
student body," said Lindsey Johns, the chair-
woman of the Rules and Ethics Committee,
which passed the ruling. "We determined
that the intent was only to speak for the un-
In a hearing Sunday night, the committee
heard testimony from representatives of both
sides of the controversy.
David Reznik, the president of the pro-
Palestine group Nakba '48, said the petition
marginalized Middle Eastern students and
made them feel unsafe on campus.
"The term 'terror' and 'terrorism' with
today's media is not a benign term;" Reznik
said. "The feeling is indeed that of being si-
lenced and discriminated against."
Reznik also argued
Student that the petition's effects
government not its intents are
Matthew Klein, one of the petition's
original author's, said its purpose was only
to garner support for Israel after its war with
"There was no prejudice in my act or in-
tention to do this," Klein said.
Lander Gold, the chairman of Jewish
Awareness Month, said the organization
never would have agreed to fund the petition
if it believed it would marginalize anyone.
Omar Abdelghany, the treasurer of Islam
on Campus, said the offended groups will fol-
low up with Johns to make sure an incident
like this doesn't happen again. He said he
was just glad that concern was shown.
"We were happy voices were expressed
and heard," Abdelghany said.
Sponsors funded most costs
BANQUET, from page 1
Boyles said he still wanted to hon-
or Washington at the banquet.
"We wanted to thank her for the
time she did serve," he said.
Students paid about $2,000 more
for last year's banquet.
According to SG records,
$5,808.99 of A&S Fee money went
toward plaques and invitations.
SG Cabinet Chairman Frantz
Duchatellier, who oversees the ban-
quet director and handles banquet-
related finances, said last year every
cabinet director received a plaque.
The total amount spent on this
year's banquet was $14,788.53. Most
of the expenses for things such
as food, invitations and decorations
- came from outside sponsors and
donations, according to records.
SG officials and their guests were
charged for admission, Duchatellier
said. Sponsors donated about $4,000.
Sponsors such as Mobile Campus,
The Gainesville Sun and USA Today
paid for advertising space in the ban-
"We wanted to thank
(Washington) for the time she
UF student body president
Boyles said he made a commit-
ment at the beginning of his term not
to exceed the budget for the banquet.
Duchatellier said less was spent on
the banquet than was allocated.
Student Body statutes mandate
certain awards, such as the John
Michael Stratton Memorial Award,
must be given to SG officials.
Among the SG officials awarded at the
banquet was former Senate President
Josh Weiss, who received a $75 clock,
according to records.
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building. Pool, gym. Call 954-663-5993 for
an appointment to see. 4-25-2-1
2BR/2BA CONDO FOR THE FALL
University Commons on Archer Road. 1 mile
from UF! Fully Furnished, Washer/Dryer,
Pool, Wood Floor. $425/mo. per Room. On
2 Bus Routes. Avail Aug 16th Call 352-258-
2BR/2BA summer sublease 1 block from
Dragon Fly/Starbucks...REDUCED RENT!
4/4 Condo Rooms Less Than 1 Mile From
UF!!!! Private baths $495 mo. (room lease)
Call now 954-651-1864 4-25-1-1
QUIET, CLEAN, LOTS of GREEN SPACE.
Rustic 1BR apt. $345/mo.
01BR cottage $375/mo. Call 378-9220 or
mobile 213-3901. 4-25-72-2
ONLY 2 HOUSE LEFT!
ACROSS FROM UFI
3 and 4 bedroom available
Wood floors, HUGE floorplan
Pets welcome! 371-0769
$99 1st month's rent
LIVE ON SORORITY ROW
Luxury Town homes Available for Fall!
W/D, Private balconies, avail.
Alarms, Pet Friendly, Pool
Want Convenient & BIG ??
2BR Avail June $695!
HUGE floorplans avail August!
Bike to UF! Pets Ok!
Pools! Open Wkends 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
S For Rent
B 1 unfurnished
I Affordable & Quiet!
1BR from $540 2BR from $599
Walk/Bike to UF Pets Ok
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
Need Space...No Problem!
1,2, & 3BR Apts for Fall
Pool, 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
"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
ACROSS FROM UF
W/D, Private bath, pets welcome!
Monitored alarm, open 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
You Want IT?
We HAVE IT!
2/2 -1275 sq.ft. 313 1407 sq ft.
1.5mi to UF/close to SFCC/Pet Friendly
Get yours before it's gone!
Spacious 1, 2, 3, or4BR close to UF.
Includes water, sewer, 2 pools,
On-site laundry,.gym, & we love pets!
Call 376-2507 or www.BivensCove.com
SPRING into Something
LUXURY-HUGE 2 & 3 Beds
Cable PC Lab Tanning *W/D
20, ALLIGATOR E WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25,2007
l For Rent
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
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!!!
313's f~m 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
Save $100 on Signup Fees
Convenient Bus Route!
FORGET YOU HAVE ROOMMATES!
Huge 4BR townhomes w/W/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
1BR Villas Starting @ $499. Please call: 352-
375-3077 or352-373-2818 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
Tired of Looking for a Roommate?
University Park Studios: $565/mo
Walk tTo UF/Pet Friendly/Wood Floors
Available Now & May
Walk to UF 1 BR
$400 to $775 washer/
dryer free internet *
2BR 1BA $440
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 Falll
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
2/2 Town Homes & 3/3 Flats
FREE Water *Cable Tanning* Gym
Roomate match available
Leasing Now/Fall 379-9255
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
***1 BR APT, $515/mo*9OO
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, W/D
hookup and Pool onsite. 2BR 2.5Bath @
Union Properties, Inc. 373-7578 4-25-
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 4-25-30-2
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 4-25-30-2
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-
WALK TO SHANDSNANET 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
Singel-story close to UF
1BR ONLY $529
2BR $699.+ FREE Water
NOW & FALL 375-1519
IBR 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 Now &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
Recently upgraded & quiet spacious 3BR/
2BA house. New paint, blinds, carpets &
tiles, well equipped kitchen, extra space
for home office or kids play room. Central
HT/&AC, ceiling fans, auto irrigation system,
W&D hookup, carport. NW Aarea, 5 min to
'Law School For sale or long term lease No
Section 8. 352-375-6754 4-25-24-2
**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
Great Houses for rent
Close to UF fenced yard
918 NW 39th Ave. 311 $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.cozygator.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
SUNDOWNE STUDIO APARTMENT
$439/mo includes water. $35 application fee,
on bus route 1 behind Butler Plaza. Available
move-in May 1. email@example.com 443-
S For Rent
3BR/2BA, larged fenced yard. Firepace,
W/D, 2 car garage. Move-in June 1. Non-
smoker. $1025/mo. 6413 NW 30th Terrace.
Call 305-905-2289. 4-25-18-2
Luxury Brand New Nantucket Walk Condo
3 blks to UF! 2BR/2BA 920 sqft Stainless ap-
pliances, granite countertops, carpet/tile firs,
full size balcony, reserved parking space,
W/D $1600/mo www.NW309.com 397-6795
t cki'oiM "a"EC
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 SW 4th Ave. 1BR $700. Approx 800 sq
ft. Call Michael 331-2100 4-25-16-2.
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!
ROLL OUT OF BED $ INTO CLASS
SIGN & MOVE-IN HERE TODAY!
Studio apartments starting @ $554
All utilities included! Walk to campus!
Pets welcome, Pool. www.collegemanor.org*
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!
**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/1BA house w/big yard, W/D
hook-up. $1500/mo @ 1231 NW 9th Ave.
TERM LEASE OK
No App or pet fee. Large 2BR unit. On cul-
de-sac. 825 SW 62 Terrace. $395/mo. 352-
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
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
F or Rent
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. $800/mo Avail Aug 5th 352-246-5958
Houses and Condos available for rent
Free List of Available Rentals 24/7
Campus Realty 336-3900 5-31-17-2
WALK TO CAMPUS! 3/1 brick, vintage home
w/wd firs, great back yard, wood deck, de-
tached garage. Avail. 6/01 $1500/mo Drive
by first 1222 NW 3rd Ave then call Mackey
Gremillion owner/realtor 352-246-8911 4-
Whales, Elephants, & Dinosaurs
OK, now that we have you thinking BIG, think
BIG rooms, BIG amenities, and BIG Savings
(until April 30th, 2007). 5 minutes from UF
and Shands.Open Weekends
1700 sq ft 3 bedroom 2 bath house for
rent. Wood floors, screened in large back
porch with Jacuzzi: washer, dryer, corner
lot. $1400.00/Mo. Call 352-258-9116 to see.
3962 West University Ave. 4/2 cent. heat &
air, all appliances, washer, dryer. Screened
in back porch, hot tub. Avail Aug 1. $1475,
ph. 333-9874 4-25-10-2
18 NW 36th Street 4/3 close to campus.
cent, heat & air, All appliances, washer,
dryer. Avail. Aug 1, $1400, ph. 333-9874
3401 NW 7th Place, cent, heat & air. all appli-
ances, washer, dryer. liv. rm. din. rm/fam. rm.
fireplace. Avail. Aug 1, $1375 ph. 333-9874
Desired 4BR, 5BR, 6BR Houses Available
Great Sizes & Locations
Family Discounts Available!
Call 352-682-7424 4-25-9-2
1/2 OFF THE 1ST MONTH RENT
2BR near campus that won't last long.Safe &
quiet. Recently renovated. $850 per month
plus. Available 8/1. Call 843-0582 to see.
3 Bedroom Available Now
526 NW 19th Ave.
Good NW Location
Call 352-682-7424 4-25-9-2
Duplex for rent 3215 SW 26 Terr lmi from
UF & Shands. Newly painted interior & new
tile floors. 2BR/1BA flat, 850 sq ft, cent AC,
private front patio & backyard. $600/mo
407-363-7198, cell 407-234-1380 Sec 8 ok
Available in fall. 1-2-3 bedrooms, hardwood
floors, fans, porches, downtown, no dogs.
1st, last, security. 378-3704 4-25-8-2
2BR/1.5BA house close to Shands, UF and
shopping. SPACIOUS with study, den, fire-
place. A must see! $800/mo + FLS 772-286-
2993 or 772-521-4352 4-25-8-2
Efficiency in SW20thAve area. Contemporary
style, marble bath, partial kitchen no oven,
laundry avail, incl utils, fast inet, cable, no
pets, smoke free. $375/mo. Avail May 13.
Call 352-262-1838 4-25-8-2
Duckpond historic houses. $550 to $715.
1st, last, sec required. No smokers or dogs.
Wood floors, high ceilings, free washer/
dryer, covered parking. Aug 1st. 377-4217
Historic 2BR House
Near downtown. Wood floors, high ceilings,
fenced yard. $695/mo. Avail Aug 1. 411 SW
3rd Street 214-9270 8-2-29-2
1BR PATIO APT
In convenient NW area by Ward's
Supermarket. Clean, quiet, nice fenced yard,
ample storage, A/C, good parking. $425/mo
Available now. Call 378-4684 4-25-7-2
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25, 2007 N ALLIGATOR, 21
l For Rent
COUNTRY FEEL- CLOSE IN
Roomy 3BR/2BA house by Boulware Springs
Park. Cent H/AC, fresh paint, eat-in kitchen,
huge fenced yard. $800/mo. Immaculate.
Available now. 378-4684 4-25-7-2
Off SW 20th Ave. Nice. Possible rent-to-own
$750/mo. 352-373-2728 4-25-7-2
Inexpensive lodging for students. Less than
15 min from campus. Utils incl. W/D, free
parking, sauna, very secure setting. $3350/
mo First, last, $200 dep. Avail May 1. Call for
more info George @ 466-0165 4-25-7-2
Adorable apartment on Tower Rd. 2/1 nice
backyard, W/D, new fixtures. Great for small
family, quiet. Move in today $725. Small pet
welcome. Call 352-372-6502. You'll love it!!
**Sunroom, Oak Floors, Covered Patio**
Adorn 3/2 upscale classic home *1 mile from
UF. 1800 sq ftesecluded quiet profession-
als or grads no pets 0 avail Aug 0 $1400/
mo neg. 1607 NW 12th Rd 466-4171
U For Rent
WALK TO SCHOOL Quality 3 BR brick
home with Ig. yard easy walk from UF 1617
NW 7th PI. Quiet NW family neighborhood.
Wd floors, fireplace, cent. heat & air, Ig. Fla.
Rm., wash./dryer, dishwasher, ADP security,
large trees, azaleas, sprinkler system, two
driveways, off street parking. $1,650/mo.
Call Tom at (352) 215-4990, or e-mail
UNIVERSITY TERRACE WEST
Less than 1 mile to UF. Close to Santa Fe.
Pool, private bath, common areas furnished.
Call Adam 727-439-3991 or 352-283-1198
LUXURIOUS, BEAUTIFUL, QUIET CONDO
2BR/2.5BA On three bus routes. Avail 5/7 for
year lease. Facing pool, close to everything,
W/D, new appliances. No pets. $950/mo 954-
242-4633 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
3BR/1BA BRIGHT SPACIOUS HOUSE
In quiet neighborhood near Newnans
Lake. $850/mo plus $825 security deposit.
Available in May 352-224-8184 4-25-6-2
LUXURY TOWNHOUSES AT GREENS
2/2.5 spacious unit in gated community.
Golf & countryclub, W/D, alarm, garage. Pet
friendly. Rent starts @ $995/MO Call 352-
ON THE SPOT
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3880 NE 39th Ave.
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I I For Rent
Apt in Historic Duckpond. Large 2BR/1.5BA,
2 blocks from downtown. Amazing location.
W/D. Quiet. Avail May. 528 NW 4th Ave.
$65/mo. 379-4952 4-25-6-2
1998 D/W 3BR/3BA home for sale or Rent to
Own. Located in nice mobile home park, NE
area. If interested please call! 352-284-0594
1-2 BR, 1BA Apartments/3-4BR, 2BA
Houses..bike to UF, many upgrades, spa-
cious, efficient units, fenced yards, washer/
dryer hook ups. $525-$1250. Pet friendly.
Call 352-494-8959 for details. 5-31-11-2
1BR/1BA1 BLK to UF!
Grad IIApts, 1236 SW 4th Ave
Central H &Air, Carpet, Inclds-
Wtr, Swg, Pst ctrl, Garbage $500/MO
Laundry facilities.Call Merrill
Management Inc. 352-372-1494
Central H &Air, Dishwasher,
Washer/Dryer Hkups. $800/MO
2300 SW43rd Street. Call Merrill
Management Inc. 352-372-1494
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
2BR/1BAApt. 5 blks to UF
St. Croix Apt. $650/MO
840 SQ. Ft. Central H &Air,
laundry facilities, Inclds
water, swg, pst cbntrl and garbage
829 SW 5th Avenue. AVAIL NOW.
Call Merrill Management Inc. 372-1494
BLKS TO UF!
2BR/1BAApts. Avail for FALL
1234 SW 1st Ave. $750/MO
1238 SW 1stAve. $650/MO
216 SW 12th Street $625/MO
Please drive by first then
Call Merrill Management
Inc. 372-1494 4-25-5-2
2BR/1BAApts, 1 BLKto UF!
Wood Floors, Central H &Air,
750 sq. ft. 1238 SW 1st Avenue
$650/MO Avail 8/15
Call Merrill Management Inc..
Central H& Air, Carpet
Beautiful Home! 2320 NW
16th Ave. $1500/MO
Call Merrill Management Inc. 352-372-1494
4411 SW 34TH Street #801
Central H &Air, Pool,
Clubhouse etc. $800/MO
Call Merrill Management Inc.
1BR/1BAApts. for FALL
1029 SW 3rd Ave. $500/MO
1218 SW 3rd Ave. $450/MO
Please drive by first, then
Call Merrill Management
Inc. 372-1494 4-25-5-2
3BR/2BA Home with Garage
Central H &Air, Carpet
1400 Sq ft. $1000/MO
2704 NW 42nd Place
Call Merrill Management Inc. 372-1494
2BR/1 BA Home- Avail 5/1
Window A/C, Natural Gas ht
650sq ft. Off NW6th St
408 NW 28th Avenue $600/MO
Call Merrill Management Inc. 352-372-1494
F1 or Rent
a I unfurnished
3BR/1BA Home, newly Remodeled
Central H &Air, Near Law School
217 NW 36th Drive $1050/MO
Avail 8/15. Call Merrill Management Inc.
$100 gets you May. Move-in today! GREAT
SUMMER STARTER! 1BR/1BA apt. $479/
MO + utils No security or last! Renewable
lease in Aug: Laundry/pool and close to
Campus 352-505-0497 5-29-10-2
2BR/1 BA 900 sf apt w/W/D, 2 parking spac-
es. Less than 1 mi to UF, near Sorority Row.
Huge Kitchen! Avail Aug 1st. On RTS 43 bus
stop. Call 352-870-8210 for info. 4-25-4-2
Ask About Our Move In Specials
Large 1, 2 & 3 bdrm Floor Plans;
Furniture Packages Inc. Washer/Dryer;
Workout Rm, Tennis Court; Swimming Pool;
Sauna etc. Mon-Fri 9-6, Sat 10-3
700 SW62nd Blvd 371-8009
Ask About Our Move-In Specials
Individual Leases: Furniture Packages,
Incl Washer/Dryer, FREE Hispeed Internet;
Every Unit is an End Unit
Mon-Fri 9-6, Sat 10-3.
701 SW 62nd Blvd 373-6330
HAILE VILLAGE CONDO
1BR/1BA, 850 sq ft, balcony, cathedral
ceiling, new, available 7/1/07, $900 annual
lease. Call 239-839-1040 4-25-4-2
3 BLOCKS TO UF FOR $375/person.
Includes water, sewer, trash & pest. Bring
your roommie to this 2BR/1BA for only $750/
mo. See @ 320 SW 10th St. Call Susan 352-
**8 BLOCKS TO UF**
Huge 5BR/2.5BA house
High ceilings, lots of extra space & parking
$2000/mo 1205 NW 9th Ave 375-8256
5BR/3BA MH on 5 fenced acres
10 min to Gainesville $950/mo + $950 sec
dep. 352-213-3943 4-25-3-2
Recently remodeled 1/1 rent flex. Walk to
Shands, vet school, UF. Call Maryam @
646-246-3609 or email email@example.com
Affordable and Spacious
3555 SW 20th Avenue $475/mo
Union Properties 373-7578 4-25-3-2
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Spacious 2BR Townhouses
3640 SW 20th Avenue $775/mo
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quiet street $550/mo
3531 SW 29th Terrace
Union Properties 373-7578 4-25-3-3
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Norman Hall/decal park
MALIBU COVE APTS
1114 Sw 7th Ave. $675/mo
Union Properties 373-7578 4-25-3-2
Near Law School
3BR home w/1BR apt
219 NW 25th Street $2000/mo
3/4BR w/screened porch
117 NW 21st Terrace $2400/mo
Union Properties 373-7578 4-25-3-2
2BR townhouse w/pool
4415 SW 34th Ave #205
Union Properties 373-7578 4-25-3-2
Near Norman Hall
1111 SW 5th Avenue
Union Properties 373-7578 4-25-3-2
S For Rent
U 1 unfurnished
Near Norman Hall
4BR 2BA townhouse
w/washer and dryer
1101 SW 5th Avenue
Union Properties 373-7578 4-25-3-2
A private community
In the heart of town
3BR w/carport $1200/mo
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Beautiful 3BR built
In 2004 $1400/mo
23838 NW 3rd Avenue
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1BR efficiency on
private SW acreage
near Tower Rd $425
Union Properties 373-7578 4-25-3-2
Homes Near UF
2718 W Univ Ave
4BR 2BA $2400/mo
2635 W UnivAve
3BR 2BA $1500/mo
2041 NW 7th PI
3BR 2BA $1575/mo
Union Properties 372-7578 4-25-3-2
3300 SW 23rd St. 1BR/1BA, large screened
porch, W/D hookups, monthly rent $525
w/$500. security deposit, pets ok. Available
June 1st. Please call 352-371-3473 5-15-
3 BLOCKS TO UF
Brand New Luxury 1 BR/1 BA Condo
1460 NW 3rd Place, 640 sq ft, stainless
appliances, black granite countertops, tiled,
covered balcony, reserved parking space,
H/AC, DW, W/D, $1000/mo 813-766-4003
EFFICIENCY APT $350/mo
Incl electric & water. Upstairs unit w/AC &
ceiling fans. 8 mi west of I-jt on Archer
Rd. No pets. No smoking. Call 495-1023
HUGE, STUNNING 1920's HOME 4BR/2BA.
Close to UF & downtown. Beautifluuy re-
stored, quiet, porches, deck, central H/AC,
W/D, dishwasher, hardwood fir, ceiling
fans, pvt yard. $1575/mo. Call 373-5295
Great 3BR/1BA House Available! 5 minutes
from campus. 526 NW 19th AVE. Great for
family. Close to Santa Fe & UF. 352-682-
HOUSE 4 RENT $1400/MONTH
3/3, nice yard, bbq pitt, all major appliances
included, 1 mile from UF. Call for details
786-255-6736 or email firstname.lastname@example.org 6-
4BR/2BA 2500 square foot, attic storage.
Large fenced yard. Near, UF. Downtown
location. Avail Aug. Call Tom 352-262-6423
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Pets ok. Large 1BR/1BA. W/D, porch, ga-
rage. $650/mo Avail Aug lst:,,26 SW 4th
Ave. 376-2184 5-24-5-2
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Quaint 1BR/1BA apts in historic Victorian
house. Huge rooms, Avail Aug 1st. Wood
floors, high ceilings, pvt entrance. $525/mo.
225 SW3rdAve 376-2184 5-24-5-2
2BR/1.5BA Tower Oaks. Sun porch, deck,
tile floors, fenced, dishwasher, W/D, ceiling
fans, close to UF and shoppingNS $650/mo
+ $650 security deposit. Call 374-7175 4-
22, ALLIGATOR N WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25,2007
Q I For Rent
HUGE HOME! 4BR/2BA. Close to UF, shop-
ping. Beautifully landscaped, huge screened
porch, large fenced yard. Central AC/Heat,
wash, dry, dishwasher. Mexican tile, large
closets. $1500/mo. 373-5295 4-25-1-2
FALL TERM HUGE!!!
1 and 2 BR Apts. 3 blocks to UF! Hardwood
floors, ceiling fans. Large yard, washer/dryer,
large closets.. $575-800/mo. 373-5295 4-
1 BR in 3BR/2BA house
$400/month. Call Krystal at 863-634-0382
2 BEDRM/2.5 BATH, 5 BLKS. FROM UF
sm. quiet-condo complex. Appl., parking.
$900 mo. + util. 813-335-4138 4-25-1-2
a l Subleases
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
QUIET 1BR ON SW 20TH
Low rent. On the busline, easy walk/bike to
UF. Sublease any May-July. Apt incl secu-
rity system. Call Christopher 859-630-9353
COLLEGE MANOR Across from UF & 2
biks from stadium. May-Aug 1BR/1BA apt.
$529/mo. Eigher partially furn or unfum. 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
1BR APT FOR SUMMER Only $400/mo! 3
blocks to UF! Behind sorority row. Carpet,
A/C, clean, no smoking! Call Chris 772-713-
1BR/1 BA in a 2BR/2BA furn, utils incl, Move
in May 1st. $589/mo. No move-in fee. Call
Summer SiBlease @ Oxford Manor
2BR/2BA, W/D, cable, bus routes 1, 12, 36.
Rent $800. No deposit, no further fees. Tel
352-328-9197, email@example.com 4-25-11-3
Live steps away from Campus!
Only *$350/mo + utilities (Avg. $45)*
305-986-8942 Natalia 739 NW 20th St 4-
1BR/1BA in Madison Pointe Large apt. Aug
paid. Pets ok. May to Aug. Call Liz 727-459-
2 bedrooms avail, for summer sublease in
ROYAL VILLAGE. Pool, tanning, laundry,
until. included $400 OBO call 407-579-8099
$200 OFF 1ST MONTH! FURNISHED APT.!
May-Aug (dates neg.) $335/mo 1/1 in 4/2,
shared util, cable incl, w/d in unit on 3 bus
rts, pool, gym. University Commons 1 mi
from UF. Contact Heather 713-992-0605
Casablanca East Condo
2BR/1.5BA, Poolside, W/D
Summer Rental Until Sept 07
$700/1 pay utilities, C813-892-8989
Close & Cheap. 1 MONTH FREE. May 7-
Aug 5. Royal Village 2BR in 3/2 furnished,
utilities included. W/D, pool, gym $455/mo
Call 786-255-8368 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Cobblestone sublease. May thru July. 1/1 in
3/3 townhouse. Fully furnished, utiltiy pkg,
internet, W/D, cable, 1/2 off May rent. Call
Sublease at Cobblestone May thru July. 1/1
in 3/3 townhouse; utility pkg, W/D, internet,
cable included; 1/2 off May rent. Call 863-
Spacious 1BR summer sublease. Great lo-
cation Walk to UF & bars. $400/mo. 208 NW
16th STreet. Call 954-605-4495 4-25-12-3
ESTATES SUMMER SUBLEASE
1BR/1BA Poolside apt. Avail May-Aug $825/
month. Please call 661-313-7273 or 904-
280-0319 for more info. 4-25-9-3
Studio, now-Aug 1st. $435/mo adjacent to
Butler Plaza with option to renew. Minutes
from UF. Pets welcome. PLease contact
Willie @ email@example.com 4-25-9-3
Spacious 1BR summer sublease great loca-
tion. Walk to UF and bars. $400/mo. 208 NW
16th St. Call 954-605-4495 4-25-9-3
SUMMER SUBLEASE in University.
Commons. Only $350, incl utils. Own bath-
room, furnished, close to UF. Coed apt.
Call 321-795-8789 or firstname.lastname@example.org
SUMMER LEASE AVAIL NOW thru July 31:
1BR apt in Tivoli. 1.2 mi to UF, #13 bus at
complex. Pool, gym, tennis, basketball,
billiards. $650/mo. Mobile: 352-258-6409
2BR/2.5BA townhouse The Gardens.
Summer May 12 thru Aug 8th. $780/mo.
Negotiable. Short term ok. Call 318-7570
after 2:30pm. 4-25-7-3
WALK TO CAMPUS
Everything you need. $470/mo OBO.
Furnished w/utils/cablelinternet. 1BR in 3BR
house off Univ. Call Jon at 603-233-8140
CAMPUS LODGE APTS
1BR/1BA in 4BR/4BA from May-Aug, fur-
nished, pool, gym. $425/mo OBO. Rohan
Quiet 1BR/1BA on SW 34th St. (across
the street from the post office) Sublease
(Available April 30 August 8) $789/mo (ne-
gotiable). Call Millie 305-401-3677 4-25-7-3
1BR/1BA in 4BR/2BA move in May 3rd till
July 31. Fully furnished, gym, pool, on bus
route, utilities included. $395/mo. Call 305-
1 BR/1 BA in 3/3 apt. Will have apt to yourself.
Furnished, gym, awesome pool. $450/mo
OBO. 407-376-3498 4-25-7-3
SUMMER SUBLEASE: 2 BR avail in a 4BR/
4BA apt. Campus Lodge. Luxurious Living.
Clean Roommates. $450/mo OBO. All in-
cluded. 352-359-2467 4-25-7-3
1BR/1BA in 4BR/3BA avail for summer in
Campus Club. $400/mo OBO furnished. Incl
Utilites/cable and internet. Pool and Gym.
Call 727-776-4452 4-25-7-3
Sublease avail 4 women @ Ivy House. $200
sec dep, furnished room, W/D, $345/mo
includes utils, cable, internet. No sec dep.
Close to bus routes. Walk to UF. Call 352-
222-7226, 303-815-2490 4-25-7-3
LARGE 1BR @ THE POLOS. Anytime drom
June 1 thru Dec. We pay $300 fee. Pets ok.
Rent $680/mo. Balcony, bus route, fitness
ctr, pool, computer lab, tanning & more. Call
Ofelia 407-384-9537 Iv mssg 4-25-6-3
SUMMER LEASE. WINDSOR HALL
Furnished. Walk to campus. Avail May 1st.
$390/mo. Call 941-650-4998 or 941-915-
$425/mo. Campus Club
Poolside w/private bath, everything included
Female sublease: Royal Village. Walk to
UF. 1 in 3/2. Available May 5 to Aug 5.
$450/mo. $300 cash @ move-in! Pool, fur-
nished. 561-793-2925 or 561-252-9607 or
SUMMER SUBLEASE 2BR/2BA The Polos,
Fully furnished, $438/MO, includes cable,
internet, water, electricity, 3 pools, gym,
free tanning, washer + dryer inside apart-
ment. Call 954-804-2573 or 954-257-0757
LIVE 4 MONTHS FOR THE PRICE OF 2
I'll pay May and August rent.
Lexington Crossing room in a 3BR/3BA.
Call 305-903-9810 4-25-6-3
) U Subleases
SUMMER SUBLEASE. ARBOR APTS
Furnished 1BR/1BA in a 2BR/2.5BA. $400/
MO. Everything included. On 3 bus routes.
Call Chase 561-427-3180 4-25-6-3
2BR/1BA spacious condo, biking distance to
UF, pets OK, free cable TV & wifi internet,
quiet SE historic dist. W/D facility, avail mid-
May $700/mo Call Tammy 321-474-2282
1 BR1 BA Frederick Gardens. 580 sq ft. $489/
MO. Fully furnished. Utils & cable not incl.
Walk to campus. Call Jeff 305-926-7077
1/2 BLOCK TO CAMPUS
91236 SW 4th Ave. OFully furnished
01BR/1BA 0 Summer sublease 0$550 all
inclusive *Pete 352-346-5642 4-25-6-3
1BR/private bath. Common area. Nice ame-
nities. Will pay for Deposit $464/MO If inter-
ested call 904-307-3104 4-25-6-3
Fully furnished 1BR/1BA in 4BR/4BA in
Campus Club $350/MO. Avail May-August.
All utilites included. Close to UF. Male only
Summers A, B, & C. 114 NW20th Terr. $350/
MO +util. 2 min walk to class/bars, Fully
furnished, wood floors. Call 904-703-4969 or
Summer Sublease at the Courtyards!!
2 minute walk to campus & townhouse living!
Avail from May 7 -August 13, 2007!
First month's rent only $300!
Contact Frantz at 305-479-4031 for details
Melrose. Furnished 1/1 in a 2/2 all summer.
W/D, kitchen, cable, hi-speed. Everything
included. $450/mo. Will negotiate. Nikki 407-
MAY- AUG DOWNTOWN
1BR in a 2BR/1BA $500/MO includes cable
+internet. Interior features brick walls, hard-
wood floors, furn. Pet ok. Call 954-560-0152
FOR RENT FURNISHED- 2 AptslRooms-
Windsor Hall (Girls) 629 SW 9th St
Apts/Rooms for May 5th-July 31st Rich at
561-702-9259 or 561-995-5996 (9:00AM -7:
Summer lease (May to July) Private one
bed, one bath for 425 a month. Clean
roommate, great bus (route 12) washer and
dryer included. Campus Club apartment
across from Butler Plaza. 352-328-0055 or
Summer sublease May-Aug.
1BR/1BA in 3BR Apt. Large rm w/balcony.
$400/MO OBO. All inclusive 321-297-1569
Sublease May-Aug or Jun-Aug 1 BR/1BA at
Gainesville Place. Furnished, all utils, W/D
in apt, internet, cable incl. Great Amenities,
bus route. $425/MO Laura 850-450-6962
All utils, internet, & cable for $439/MO W/D
in unit, pvt bath, 2 swimming pools, fitness
rooms & much more. Contact Sandy 226-
1BR Apt 5 min from UF HW floors, gas stove
$450/MO but leaving $450/MO dep. 723 SW
9th St. Apt C May 1st 4 months 352-505-
The Laurels 1BR/1BA in 3BR/3BA
$700 +1/3 utils for all summer.
Please call 352-283-1330 4-25-5-3
Lexington Crossing Available now 1/1 in a 3/
3 apt. Vacant room all utilities included. $485/
MO rest of April free. Lease through August.
Call Margo 954-263-8777 4-25-5-3
Immaculate 2BR/2BA Great pool, new w/d,
internet. Call 863-443-1906 or 863-381-4860
$564/room Summer & Fall 4-25-5-3
GREAT SUMMER SUBLEASE! University
Commons. Bedroom/shared bathroom. rts 9
& 35. Furnished. $320 all inclusive. Females
only 772-485-5958 4-25-5-3
I) l Subleases
NO DEPOSIT!! 2 rooms open in 3BR/3BA
Stoneridge new phase, early May-Late July.
Rent $364, huge room, wic, unfurnished, w/
d, patio 727-418-5953/305-505-0577
QUIET 1BR/1BA IN A 2BR/2BA in Brighton
Park Condos on 34st. HUGE, furnished
$445/MO obo. May-Mid Aug. Josh 954-295-
$489/mo apt within one mile from UF main
campus. Incl water, 1BR/1BA, kitchen and
living room, room furn, pets allowed. Please
contact Frank at 786-853-8898 4-25-4-3
May Aug sublease, Lexington, $400/mo
(w/utils) OBO. Co-ed 1BR/1BA in 4BR/4BA.
Private gym & free printing lab. Contact
David at 786-417-5533 or email@example.com
SUMMER Walk to campus! Looking
Glass. One block from campus. 1/1 in a 2/2.
Furnished or not. Female preferred. $450/mo
plus utils. 813-495-0762 4-25-4-3
ESTATES SUBLEASE May-July 1BR/1BA in
3/3 apt: Furnished, gym, pool, tanning, gates
$350/mo OBO 727-463-7748 or email at
Walk to Law School/Gator Gqme
Sublet spacious 1BR Desirable Camelot
3425 SW 2nd Ave. May-July. Pool, wifi in-
temet, workout rm, beautiful ground. Great
location. Rent neg. Susan 305-794-1070
Summer sublease Furnished home in Haile
Plantation. 2BR/2BA. $500/mo + utils. No
pets. Call 352-870-7355. Available immedi-
$425 SUMMER SUBLEASE available nowl
All utils included, furnished, private bath-
room. Clost to UF. Female preferred. Call
754-245-0909 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
1BR Summer sublease Spanish Trace
Apt. Behind Butler Plaza. $250 + utils.
Call 352-514-7289 4-25-4-3
Two fully furnishd apartment rooms.
Individual bathroom/shower. Lofted ceilings.
May-August. Contact Adam 954-701-6020
1BR/1BA in 2BR/2BA Oakbrook Walk
$1050 total for early May-Aug 13. Negotiable.
Sum A/B ok. Incl utilities, cable, internet, W/
D, pest. 2 bus rts or walk to campus 352-262-
Avail May Aug: IBR/private bath! Furn,
W/D, tan bed, gym, pool, internet, cable.
$400/mo. utils incl. Walk to class/bars. Call
Earn $100 Sublease or find someone to sub-'
lease my room in a 2BR/2BA apt at Campus
Lodge from May 5 to Aug 10. $565/mo. Utils
incl, furn, W/D, pool,. tanning, gym. Call
512-695-5144 or email KLL75@ufl.edu.
Melrose Apts 1BR/1BA in 2BR/2BA All utils
incl. Fully furnished. Only $350/mo. Tiffany
954-288-5889 or email@example.com 4-25-4-3
1BR/1BA in Gainesvile Place. May Aug.
August FREE. $499/mo, all inclusive. 3
buses, 2 pools, free tanning, gym. Call 561-
1BR/1BA in 2BR/2BA. Furnished or unfur-
nished. Available ASAP. $450/mo, nego-
tiable. Call for more details. 352-219-3004
CAMPUS CLUB $350
Allutils incl. May-Aug.Furnished. Call 321-
368-7973. Pool, gym, intemet, TV 4-25-3-3
May-Aug 1BR/1BA in 4BR/4BA. Furnished.
$400/mo OBO. All inclusive. Call 352-870-
Summer sublease $490/mo including fur-
niture & utilities amenities. Private bath,
washer & dryer, dishwasher 2 convenient
bus routes. University Club. Call: 561-706-
Furnished, first floor, 2/2 apt. both rooms
avail all utils incl. Tanning, pool, washer/
dryer, more: $599/month. 407-469-2692
Steps from campus 5/10-8/5 (May paid)
Master BR in 2/2 apt unfurn or room furn M/F
Other room empty $560+1/2 utils OBO. Net
incl Looking Glass Apts 15th Terr $150 dep.
Simon: 786-554-1096 or firstname.lastname@example.org
CABANA BEACH SUMMER SUBLEASE
$499/mo BRAND NEW 1BR/1BA in. 4/4, all
utils & cable/internet incl. Fully furn. Beautful
poolside, huge gym, female onlyAvail May 5.
Nicole 727-809-0667 4-25-3-3
Royal Village Apts. $400/mo, May-Aug.
Within walking distance to campus, fur-
nished, including utilities. Contact Lauren @
Sublease for the summer! Only a stone's
throw from campus. 5BR apt. at Courtyards.
Rent $450/mo incl utils. Phone 407-569-
6998. May-Aug rent. 4-25-3-3
Cobblestone Luxurious Townhouse Apts
1BR/1BA in 3/3. Fully furn, cable incl, W/D,
pool & gym. Sum C only, May & Aug rent
FREE!!! Must be c!ean. Move in May 10.
$400/mo OBO Female pref. 954-914-5335
May -Aug. $400/mo, furnished, all incl. Bus,
pool, gym. Call Jon 407-361-7541 5-31-8-3
2 or 1 bedroom available in 2BR/2BA apt.
May or June through Aug. Move in date flexi-
ble $300/mo and half utilities.. Pets ok. Large
floor plans. Call 727-433-1607 5-22-5-3
Summer Sublease Great Location! Beautiful
1 BR loft. $555/mo. Right behind Norman in a
pretty, safe, predominantly student neighbor-
hood. Available for June & July or can move
in mid-May. Call 352-870-3333 4-25-2-3
$270/mo Summer sublease. Utilities
included. University Glades. Call 813-
298-9982. Available May 1st. Email
WINDSOR HALL SPACE FOR RENT.
Near Sorority Row. Walk to UF. Summer
A, B, and/or C. All inclusive building. Pool,
gym. Call 954-663-5993 for appointment to
1 BR/1 BA at Point West on 34th and 2nd Ave.
650 sq ft, clean, quiet w/great pool access.
Only $500/mo cheaper B4 May 1st, thru July
31st. Call 386-314-5392 4-25-2-3
1BR/1BA SUBLEASE-A few hundred feet
from campus! 1BR/1BA, large living room,
kitchen, and enclosed patio. NW 15th ST
and NW4th PL. 3 blocks behind Target Copy.
Pets okay. I'm paying $750 a month; you pay
only $550 a month and I cover the difference.
Lease ends late August. Call (954) 562 5067
$250/mo Summit House
1BR in 2BR/1BA May-Aug. at 1700 SW 16th
Ct. Furnished. Walk to campus. Close to
Shands. Call 352-870-0631 5-22-5-3
Summer Sublease. Courtyards across
street from campus. Utilities included. Please
call for more information Kim 561-706-6682
1BR unit at the Polos
available thru July 31st. $600/mo. Call 860-
Summer sublease @ Oxford Manor 1BR/
1BA, cable, bus routes 1, 12, 36. Rent
$570. No deposit, no further fees. Tel 352-
682-7534, email@example.com ,-Aziz
Summer Sublease. 1BR/1BA in 4/4. May-
Aug. Pool view. 3rd Floor. Nicest apt in
Campus Lodge. $420/month, extremely
negotiable. Contact Evan @ 954-465-3364
Fully furnished! 5-15-2-3
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25, 2007 U ALLIGATOR, 23
2BR/2BA summer sublease. 1 block from
Dragon Fly/Starbucks...REDUCED RENT!
LEXINGTON CROSSING apt available all
summer as soon as needed. Large room with
baith in 4/4. Good roommates, amenities, &
bus route. $470/month w/utilities, negotiable.
Campus Lodge summer sublease. 1BR/1BA
in 4/4. 3rd floor, pool view. $420/month ne-
gotiable. May-August. Contact Kevin @ 954-
464-6069. Nice apartment, fully furnished.
CHEAP 1BR/1BA in 4/4 @ Lex. Crossing.
FREE Internet, FREE Cable + HBOs. Util's
incl'd Bus 9 & 34. May ONLY $300, June &
July $450. Female. May 7-Aug 9 Rose: 786-
1 block from campus across from football
stadium. 1/1 in largest 2/2 floorplan (954
sq ft). Male or female. Avail May-Aug. Rent
$499/mo. Call 904-716-2726 4-25-1-3
Live with a friend! Summer subliease special
- only $300 a month! University Commons.
2BR available in 4BR apt. 352-328-6967
Summer Sublease May-Aug Luxury 1/1 in
2/2 $399/mo. Option to renew. Fully fur-
nished, util., cable, DSL incld. in rent! 24
hr fitness. W/D. Bus rte. in community. I
pay $300 releasing fee! Gville. Place Apts
(954) 478-9599 4-25-1-3
$920 FOR ENTIRE SUMMER
1BR/1BA at Lexington Crossing. Fully
Furnished, utilities included. May-Aug 7.
Contact 561-843-0968 4-25-1-3
Roommate Matching HERE
Oxford Manor 377-2777
The Landings 336-3838
The Laurels 335-4455
Hidden Lake 374-3866
all Roommates I El Roommates
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 serve,
2 bus rts, quiet area. SW G'ville. Avail Now-
July $300 + utils. firstname.lastname@example.org 4-25-48:4
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-
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. 1BR 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, intemet, and own bathroom.
Washer/Dryer. Deposit required. Call 239-
NEEDED 2BR/2BA condo, 2 bus routes.
Close to campus. $550/mo util incl. Sat TV,
wifi, pool, weightroom. Call 850-723-6162
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 for rent $475 all utils, cable, hi spd in-
ternet incl. Male only. Near 43rd & Newberry.
A female roommate to rent 1BR w/pvt BA in a
3/3. Rockwood Villas $475/mo + utilities. Call
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 4-25-12-4
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Share 2BR/2BA house w/own priv bath, W/D,
fpl, flex lease, 5 blks to UF $500 per mth +
half utilities and cable. Call Patrick 352-682-
9342 4-25-11-4 .
Female Roommate Needed
Responsible, non-smoking, for charming
4BR home steps from UF, free parking.
$525/mo. 407-282-3426 4-25-11-4
Room for rent. $450/mo near SFCC & Oaks
Mall, 1-75. All utilities included. 786-325-7941
or 258-0277 4-25-14-4
Roommate needed to share spacious 2BR/
2BA Vintage View condo w/grad student in
quiet residential neighborhood. Pool, ten-
nis court nearby. NS. $495 +1/2 electric.
Avail start of May. Call Matt 407-702-8019
ROOM FOR RENT $250/MONTH
May 12-July 31 (flexible) 1BR in 3/2 house.
In nice neighborhood off of SW 13th St.
Close to UF. Pets ok. Call Tim 352-284-5623
4BR/4BA fully furnished condo. Avail Fall.
Students only. Utils, cable, wireless incl.
Private BA. Walk-in closet. W/D. On 2 Bus
rts. Short ride to UF $425/MO. 954-592-9737
Female roommate needed. Live in
Beautiful new house wlsec alrm, bus
stop, fast internet, cable. Quiet area, pool,
private bathroom. Avail April until Aug or
longer. $500/mo Joyce 352-395-7462, 941-
NEED FEMALE UF STUDENT ROOMMATE
Share 2BR/1BA spacious home near down-
town. Fireplace. $415 .+ util. Non-smoker,
responsible, quiet. Available August 1. 352-
Female Roommates Needed to share
3/2 Fum House. $395/mo INCLUDES ALL
UTILITIES, CABLE, INTERNET! 2 RmsAvail
Now thru July 2008 2 miles to UF Call 407-
Quiet responsible females wanted to share
fully furnished 4BR house, non-smoker,
no pets, 1 mi from UF near NW 34th &
University. $400/mo + util. W/D, cable &
wireless HS intemet. Call 352-563-0441
Share 3BR/2BA Mobile home off SW
Willliston Rd. $400/mo +-1/2 elec. Call 352-
Roommate wanted. Mill Pond Townhome.
Quiet area. Assigned Parking. Private bed
& bath Close to UF and SFCC and on bus
route. $550/mo incl highspeed internet and
electric. Call 561-789-2822 or 561-870-7220
Grad/Prof student to share 2BR/2BA
townhouse for Summer +/- Fall. Large BR,
huge living space, pool, fireplace. Cable TV,
wireless, W/D, utilities incl. Must be neat &
responsible $450/mo. 352-376-9756 4-
2 Rooms available in 3BR/2BA house in
SW neighborhood. 3 miles west of 1-75. NS,
clean, responsible, grad/uppperclassman.
No pets. W/D, hispd internet &cable. $450/+
utils. 514-8580 4-25-8-4
2 Roommates Needed: huge, fully furnished
home. Huge master BR avail w/pvt BA $475/
mo. Addl BR avail w/own bath $400/mo. 42"
plasma, Cox cable & hs net +, wireless, DW,
W/D, all new ss apple, granite. Come see how
nice this house is! 813-244-8472 4-25-7-4
Roommate wanted to share 2/2 apt at Rocky
Pt. Private bath plus pool, dishwasher, wash/
dry in unit. Only $390/mo plus half utilities.
Call me @ 352-256-1949 4-25-7-4
Female roommate to share 2BR/2BA condo
w/grad student. Quiet neighborhood 1 MILE
FROM SHANDS! Tile, W/D, pool, gym, 5
buses. $470/mo. Call 239-253-1610 4-25-
Need Roommate male to share a 4/2 House
w/ three 23yr old guys 5 blks from UF., right
behind midtown. $425/mo. $600 Refundable
dep. Must be UF student & good at beerpong.
Move in today. 941-812-3720 5-24-10-4
$267.50 + 1/2 util. 1BR in 2BR/1 BA apt. Very
close to campus! For details/contact #, go to:
Find Christine 4-25-4-4
Needed. Large. Nice 2BR/2BA condo, close
to campus. 3 bus rts, clubhouse, pool. $330/
mo + 1/2 util. Call 352-682-3500 4-25-4-4
Everything included $450 Luxury house
w/garage @ Palm Grove. Share house w/a
med student 3BR/2BA. NS, female only No
pets. House has guestroom. 352-514-0316
ENJOY A ROMANTIC OLD HOUSE
Near library downtown. $285-$360/rm +
utilities. Free internet access. Short term. No
pets. No smoking. 378-1304 4-25-3-4
1BR avail in 3BR $348/mo + 1/3 utils. Close
to UF. W/D, bus rte 13; pool, lots of ameni-
ties. Calll Nicole 352-361-2725 4-25-3-4
ROOM FOR RENT
Lg Master Suite in new home; 15 min to VA,
Shands & UF. NS professional only. All Util,
cable TV & wireless internet incl. $495/mo
Roommate needed for 3/3 twnhse in gated
comm. Lg BR w/pvt BA & walk-in closet. New
appliances, carpet.& paint. All amenities &
utils incl. 24hr gym, pool, Bball, HS internet,
cable wHBO/SHO 954-483-4597 4-25-2-4
FEMALE ROOMMATE wanted for 2/2 town-
home condo near Oaks Mall. Built in 2004.
Very nice. Smoke free. $500. Call 727-642-
$250/mo Walk to campus & downtown.
Month-to-month rent. Great student room-
mates. Call 352-371-9409 6-7-10-4
2 males needed for private 4BR/2BA house
w/large fenced yard near UF & SFCC on bus
line. New W/D, kitchen appliances, cable TV,
wireless, & all utilities included $400-450/mo
Call 1-561-312-0074 4-25-2-4
Roommate wanted $400/mo +1/2 util to
share 2BR/1.5BA fum. Townhouse. Close to
campus. Free parking. W/D. Cable. Call 352-
College roommate. Countryside. Share 4BR/
4BA upgraded furnished condo with 3 other
students. 1.5 miles to UF. Bus route, pool,
W/D, cable, internet, util, & newspaper incl.
$470/mo. 386-672-6969 or 386-299-3396
Need F student/professional to share 2BR/
1BA in Sun Bay ASAP. $275/mo+ 1/2 util,
no deposit. Cats welcome! Call 256-6389
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 II Walk to UF from a brand
new condol 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 5-31-84-5
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
Walk to UF and stadium from luxurious
Jackson Square Condominiums.
Built to last a lifetime Priced front mid-$250s
Responsible roommate to share a 2BR apt at
Boardwalk w/ a male grad student from May
1-Aug 7. Rent $383 +1/2 util., cable & wire-
less internet. A security deposit of $150 is
required. Tel. 979-422-2222 4-25-6-4
Female Roommate needed for luxury
condo downtown Union Street Station above
Dragonfly.. Private bathroom, all appliances,
parking, bus ride to UF. Non-smoker, no pets
$700/mo, all inc. Avail May 727-656-9079
Master BR avail for Aug 07-Aug 08. Male/
female w/3 male undergrads. 1mile to sta-
dium and on bus route. $335/MO +1/4 until.
Call Mark @ 941-232-1807 4-25-5-4
SEEKING ROOMMATE FEMALE NON-
SMOKING Well furnished with private bath
Townhouse clean, quiet, close UF, cable,
internet, W/D, Park, secure $450 +1/2 util
Avail 407-702-4923 4-25-5-4
Need female student in University Commons
4BR condo. Non-smoker, poolside veiw,
game room & amenities. $379/mo Please
call Haydee Clark @ 352-871-8577.
Available Autgust. 4-25-4-4
Looking for 2 females to share 4BR/2BA on
farm. 10 min to UF. Pet friendly. Horses ok.
$275/mo each. Cal Jen @ 352-495-7714
Need quiet non-smoking person to take MBR
w/own bath/yard access, sep wing of biig
4BR house near all. Share w/SFCC prof &
pets. Beg 8/1 $550 +util. JVB 954-326-8347-
Room available in 4BR/3BA house off NW
16th Ave between SFCC & UF. Cox cable, &
HS internet, new carpet & ceiling fans, DW,
W/D & new oven. $380/mo all ulI incl Another
room at $360/mo util inc. 352-328-4995
Sell your house, condo, acreage, mobile
home and much more in the ALLIGATOR
CLASSIFIEDSI Reach over 24;000 possible
buyers! Mastercard and Visa accepted over
the phone. Please Call 373-Find
PRE-CONSTRUCTION, NEW, & EXISTING
.CONDOS & HOUSES FOR SALE
NEAR UF AT AFFORDABLE PRICES.
SEARCH HERE OR RECEIVE A FREE
AND COMPLETE LIST VIA E-MAIL. Visit
www.mattpricerealtor.com or Call Today,
352-281-3551, Matt Price, Campus Realty.
Newly renovated 1 & 2 BR units starting
at $99,900 (as-is at $86,900). Steps from
Shands, VA, Dental School, New Cancer
Center & more! Visit mmparrish.com/
serv_constructionl5.cfm or Call Coldwell
Banker, MM Parrish, Realtor 352.372.5375.
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2/2 off Archer between campus & 34th St.
Just $129,900! Fully furnished with washer/
dryer & all appliances. Eric Leightman Action
Realty 352-219-2879 4-25-60-5
C O N 1) 0 M INI U M S
New 2BR/PA 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 OWNER/AGENT
WHY RENT WHEN YOU CAN OWN 2
BED 2 BATH CONDO WOOD FLOORS,
PRIVATE DECK NEWER APPLIANCES
$139,500 OWNER/AGENT 352-262-7462
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
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, Camrr ) Realty 352 494-4996! 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
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
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 dowatown/UF!
2/1 vintage charmer
Huge back porch,
appreciating area. $105,000
Gore-Rabell Real Estate, Inc.
****BRAND NEW AVAIL NOW*****
Haily Garden 4288 SW22 Ln #105. Near SW
43rd St. 2/2.t, wood, tile, carpet $169,000.
For appt call 352-359-1323. Owner Agent.
(Consider rent $950/mo no pet please) 4-
8 1 Real Estate
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
For Sale 2br/2ba multi-level condo with rustic
exterior nestled in the woods of Rockwood
Villas. A serene relaxed setting with a com-
munity pool and clubhouse. Pet friendly
and close to UF, Butler Plaza and The Oaks
Mall. Excellent condition, all appliances, new
carpeting. $144,900. Contact Mike at 727-
919-1599 for details. 4-25-14-5
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 4-25-13-5
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.
.Would you like to Live Near UF?
Stop Renting, Buy Now!
Get your Free List of Condos Today, 24/7
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Live at Countryside 4BR/4BA condo for sale.
Clean & tiled living area. Priced at $176,900.
Call Ceasar with ERATrend Realty 870-8459
Condos for sale. Fully renovated. 1, 2, 3
BR Condos. 5 minutes from UF campus
and Shands Hospital. Starting at $121,900.
Open Monday-Friday 9-6, Saturday 10-6,
Huge 2001 Condo 2BR/2BA w/loft
1588 s/f. W/D, new appl' & carpet, tiled
kitchen. Energy Star home. RTS bus rte. 2
mi to UF. $216,500 Joshua Estes 278-3332
CONDO FOR SALE IN BRANDYWINE
2BR/2BA $115,000. 1226 sq ft. For Sale by
Owner. Excellent condition. New tile & wood
floors. Call 352-562-4091 4-25-8-5
THINKING ABOUT BUYING A HOUSE OR
CONDO? Consult a real estate professional
and benefit from years of experience at no
cost to you. Call Ricardo Kokkas/Campus
Realty 352-318-3384 4-25-7-5
C r J T '.'O C [Ol, oCr II .'I I L I
BRAND NEW CONSTRUCTION
CLOSE TO UF AND SHANDS
Starting in the mid $170's
Gated Community on Bus Route
2508 SW 35th Place
OPEN HOUSE Th & F 2-5, Sat & Sun 1-4
Contact Birdie Mumane, Venture Realty
of North Florida at 352-222-8888 or visit
II Real Estate
REALLY nice 2/2 townhouse in Mill Pond for
$175,000. 2 mi to UF campus, 1 mi to Oaks
Mall, GHFC across Newberry Rd. Call ALVIN
C. TATE, REALTOR, Bosshardt Realty 352-
For Sale By Owner in quaint Hailey Garden.
2362 SW 42nd Way. 2BR/2.5BA, very close
to UF & Shands. Like new w/tile kitch & BA,
carpet in living & BR. Kitchen has smooth-
top range & micro. Lg side-by-side fridge,
W/D, scm porch in back. Must see. By appt
only. 386-426-1340, 386-212-2422 $172,900
NEW 3BR HOME CLOSE TO CAMPUS
WITH LIVING/FAMILY ROOM. $182,500.
WATSON REALTY, RICH GIAMBRONE
FOR SALE 2BR/2BA. Oakbrook Condo. 975
sq ft, walk to campus, 2nd story, poolside, tile
floor, Great Location! Only $135,000 10-20k
under asking price of similar units. Call Jim
Auction 72+/- acres divided. Colquitt
County, GA, Friday, May 4, 10am. Prime
development, beautiful home sites,
merchantable timber. (800)323-8388
www.rowellauctions.com 10% BP, GAL AU-
Prime Florida Residential Real Estate;
Homes, condos, building lots. Cape Coral,
Bonita Springs, Estero, Punta Gorda,.
Naples. Auction: April 28. Preview online!
Auction 164+/- acres divided. Prime farm-
land, cultivatable acres, beautiful home sites.
Ben Hill County, GA., Fri. May 4 @ 3pm.
Waterfront Condo AUCTION 5/12/07
2BR 2BA w/dock, Exclusive Nobel Point,
Pompano Beach, FL. Sold Absolute at
or above $290,000; Broker Cooperation
www.fisherauction.com L. Fisher AU93;
AB106 (800)331-6620 x16. Sale subject to
all terms. 4-25-1-5
HUD HOMES! 4BR/2BA $199/mo! Stop
Renting! 5% dw, 20 yrs @ 8%APR. 5BR/3BA
Foreclosure! $317/mo! For Listing (800)366-
9783 Ext 5853. 4-25-1-5
3BR/2BA Foreclosure! $30,000! Only $2381
Mo! 5% down 20 years @ 8% APR. Buy
6/BR $215/Mo! For listings (800)366-9783
Ext 5798. 4-25-1-5
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& Mobile Home Specialists. Call for FREE
Color Brochures (800)622-2832. 4-25-1-5
A 5/BR HUD! $39,900! Only $317/Mo! Won't
Last! 5% down 20 years @ 8% APR. For list-
ings call (800)366-9783 Ext 5760. 4-25-1-5
4BR/2BA Foreclosure! $20,000! 3BR/2BA
$14,9001 More Homes Available now from
$10,0001 For listings (800)366-9783 Ext
*LAND AUCTION* 200 Props Must be Sold!
Low Down / E-Z Financing. Free Catalog
NRLL East:AB2E09, Bulziuk:AU3448,
Johnston:AU3449, Mauk:AU3447. 4-25-1-5
AUCTION 2,711+/-Acres Divided. Sat., May
5, 11:00 a.m. Atkinson County, GA Here
is the perfect recreational property for the
serious hunter or serious land investor. This
unique property sells divided into 3 tracts
from 634+/- to 945+/- acres. 2,630 acres in
Wetland Reserve Conservation Program,
extraordinary hunting and fishing. There
is 81 acres not in conservation program,
perfect for cabin or lodge. Pay 20% down,
10% buyer's premium. Call for informa-
tion (800)479-1763. GAL#2034. Auction
conducted by John Dixon & Associates
So. Central FL Private Gated Lakefront
Community was $179,900 NOW $79,900 1
to 3 acre lake access. Owner must sell. Call
(888)320-8399 x 1242. 4-25-1-5
AAHI Cool Mountain Breezes! Murphy,
North Carolina Affordable Land, Homes,
Mountain Cabins, on Lakes, Mountains &
Streams. FREE BROCHURE (877)837-
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S f Real Estate
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MOUNTAIN PROPERTIES with Spectacular
views, Homes, Cabins, Creeks, & Investment
acreage. CHEROKEE MOUNTAIN GMAC
REAL ESTATE... cherokeemountainrealty.
com Call for free brochure (800)841-5868.
ADIRONDACK- TUG HILL LAKES 30 AC
Borders ADK Lake- $169,900 10 AC- Tug
Hill Lake- $69,900 88 AC- Wildlife Pond/
Trout Stream $159,900 25 AC- Lakefront
Central NY- $129,900 Coming Soon- Largest
Adirondack River lots w/waterfalls. Call
Christmas & Associates (800)229-7843
NC Gated Lakefront Community. Pleasantly
mild climate 1.5 acres, 90 miles of shoreline.
Never offered before with 20% pre-de-
velopment discounts, 90% financing. Call
Got North GA Mountain Fever? We Have
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inRental.com (706)632-2606 OR (706)435-
8735 NorthGeorgia4Sale@tds.net. 4-25-1-5
Land for Sale by Owner. South East Georgia.
Private Financing. No Credit Check. Starting
$198.00 monthly. (912)278-7108 www.black
NC: Best buy in mountains! Owner financ-
ing, two acres with spectacular view, paved
road, restricted, Bryson City. $45,000,
$9,000 down. Call owner! (800)273-6213.
COLORADO RANCH SALE 35 AC- $36,900
Easy Access, sunset views. All utilities,
surveyed. Financing available. Call owner
today! (866)696-5263 x 2595. 4-25-1-5
LAKE PROPERTIES Lakefront and lake
view homes And parcels on pristine 34,000
acre Norris Lake in E. Tennessee Call
Lakeside Realty (888)291-5253 Or visit
GA/ FL Border Huge Savings! 23.55 AC,
only $99,900 (was $124,900) Coastal region.
Wooded, loaded w/ wildlife. Easy drive to St.
Simons Island! Subdivision potential! CALL
NOW (800)898-4409 X 1178. 4-25-1-5
9 1 Real Estate
JUST $195.22/ MONTH* 1+ acres with FREE
Boat Slips! Nicely wooded lake access prop-
erty in brand new premier development on
spectacular 160,000 acre recreational lake!
Prime waterfronts available. Call (800)704-
3154, x 1113. Price $34,900, *20% down,
balance financed 30 years, 7.5% fixed, OAC
Coastal Georgia New, Pre- construction
Golf Community. Large lots & condos w/
deepwater, marsh, golf, nature views.
Gated, Golf, Fitness Center, Tennis, Trails,
Docks. $70k's- $300k. (877)266-7376.
Coastal GA. 57.92 acres $199,9001 GA/ FL
border. Mature pines, abundant wildlife. Only
an hour from Jacksonville, FL! CALL NOW
(904)206-5100 x 1195. 4-25-1-5
VIRGINIA MOUNTAIN CABIN New 3 BR
log cabin with loft on 5 acre mountaintop
overlooking great big trout stream near
New River State Park and Galax, must sell
$299,500 owner (866)789-8535. 4-25-1-5
North Georgia Mountain Properties. For your
free guide call (877)635-6461 or to see en-
tire book, visit www.ngmrealestateguide.com
and click on front page picture. 4-25-1-5
a l 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
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BEDROOM SET. 7pc Cherry, Queen/ king
bed, dresser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, chests
avail. Dovetail const. New, in boxes. Can de-
liver. Retail $6500, must sell, sacrifice $1400
(352) 372-7490 4-25-72-6
SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather.
Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail
$2650.. Sacrifice $750. Call 352-377-9846
DINING ROOM Beautiful cherry set w/table,
6 Chippendale chairs, hutch & buffet. New,
still in boxes. Retail $5200, sacrifice $1100.
Must sell. Can deliver. 352-372-8588 4-25-
FUTON Solid oak mission-style frame w/
mattress. New, in box. $140 332-9899
DINETTE SET 5pc $85 Brand new in box.
Never used. 352-377-9846 4-25-72-6
"BEDS -ALL BRAND NEW*
"Full $80 Queen $100 King $170**
Orthopedic pillow-top sets. Brand name
matching sets not used or refurbished. Still
in plastic, direct from factory! 352-333-7516.
BED- QUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mat-
tress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand
new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver.
Bed- All New King! 3pc Orthopedic pillowtop
mattress set. Brand NEW, still in plastic with
warranty. Can deliver. $170 352-333-7516.
BEDROOM SET- $300 BRAND NEW
Still in boxes! 6 pieces include: Headboard,
2 Nightstands, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must
sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 4-25-72-6
FUTON $60 Solid Oak Mission Style. With
plush mattress $140. All brand NEW still in
box. Can deliver. 352-333-7516 4-25-72-6
Pool Table Gorgeous 8" All wood table.
Leather pockets, Italian 1" slate, carved legs.
Brand new still in crate..MUST SELL Retail
$5500. Sell $950. Can deliver 352-377-9846
Hot Tub/Spa $1295 Brand New Loaded!
Waterfall, LED lights, cupholders, 110-v
energy efficient with warranty. Free delivery,
MUST SELL 352-372-8588 4-25-72-6
Bed-FULL size pillowtop mattress & box.
New, in plastic, warr. Can del. $80 317-4031
Sofa $185 Brand new! Love seat $150 still.in
pkg. Can del 352-333-7516
BEDS FURNITURE FUTONS
LOW PRICES & LARGE SELECTION
Dumas Discount 371-4422 1201 E. Univ. Av.
New Used Buy Sell 4-25-72-6
BED SETS CLOSEOUTS
Sealed in plastic Twin sets $89. Full sets
$129. Queen sets $149. King sets $189. 352-
376-0953 or 352-378-6005 4-25-72-6.
MEMORY -FOAM- Same as Temperpedic
Save 50% & more. Other closeouts. Twin
sets $89. Full sets $129. Queen sets $149.
King sets $189. Student discounts apply.
4370 SW 20th Ave. 376-0953 We Deliver!
*Beds *Full mattress & boxspring sets $49
Queen sets $89 OSingle sets$39 *King
sets $99 *from estate sale. 376-0939/378-
6005 Call-A-Mattress 4370 SW 20th Ave.
BEDS FUTONS FURNITURE
Quality furniture at reasonable prices.
Morrells Furniture Outlet,
140 NW 6th St. 352-378-3400
Shop ONLINE at www.morrellsfurniture.com
*Color TV 19" $40 0 window AC 7500 BTU
$60 nice sofa $75 queen bed $60 full
bed $50 0 Dining table w/4 chairs $750
Aiwa stereo w/CD $60 old magazines
Aero Digest 1945-53 over 50 $959335-5326
Living room, bedrm, dinette, desks, workout
equip, TVs, Patio furn. Simmons mattresses
& more. Also high-end mirrors and oil paint-
ings. Moving-Must Sell. See all:' www.Textur
LIVING ROOM SET
Off-white fabric sofa, love seat, 2 washed-
oak end tables & 1 coffetable, 2 lamps.
Excellent condition. $700. Call 378-5635
Portable for dorm $60 almost new. 305-
322-0139 or email@example.com 4-25-3-6
Quick SALE for a newish white personal
fridge for use in dorms. $65 Only used for
half a semester. Great condition & needs to
be sold NOW! Any offers will be welcome.
firstname.lastname@example.org or 352-231-9078 4-
l Real Estate J *j Real Estate
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Computers 9 14 or glop
CASH PAID For Laptops
Power Supplies & Drives. PARKINI
Joel www.pcrecycle.biz 4-25-72-7 Private, Sec
A COnmnputrf Gheel
Computer Help! Now!
Computer Help FastA+ Computer Geek
House/Dorm 59 min response. No waiting/
unplugging/hassels. $30 Gator discount w/
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* We will beat any price!
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COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS
We buy computers and laptops
Working and Non-working
378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street
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bikes, computers, printers, vehicles and
more. All individuals interested in bidding go
Engagement ring for sale
ict. round-diamond ring, in white gold. Clarity
VS-2, Color F, ring appraised at $6,600- Must
sell $3,750 OBO 727-560-6081 4-25-68-10
PLAZA JEWELERS 352-307-3846 Call now!
Below Wholesale Diamonds Cost + 20%!!!
1.01ct, round brilliant cut, G-SI2
Retail $7200, PJ price $4450
EGL Certs. Guaranteed. 2,000 Diamonds
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.
CANON CAMERA LENSES
2 models: EF50mm f/1.811 & EF75-300mm
f/4-5.611. Both for $200. Call 352-682-3029
DS 2000 Series by Meade Polaris D52-114,
all extras $500. Call 352-486-1380 4-25-
What Destroys Relationships? Answer pg
446 Buy and Read Dianetics by L. Ron
Hubbard Send $8.00 to: Hubbard Dianetics
Foundation, 3102 N. HabanaAve., Tampa FL
33607 (813)872-0722. 4-25-1-10
METAL ROOFING SAVE $$$ buy direct
from manufacturer. 20 colors in stock with
all accessories. Quick turn around! Delivery
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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
All phones are FREE
In the market for a new set of wheels or just
looking to add a second to that collection?
Want personalized handlebars or a fitted
seat? Check in the Alligator Classifieds
NEW& USED BIKES FOR SALE
WE REPAIR ALL BRANDS
Best Prices in Town*
SPIN CYCLE 373-3355
424 W UNIV AVE (DOWNTOWN)
Men's Schwinn Sprint Road Bike
14 speed Schimano gears, aluminum frame,
alloy wheels $250 OBO. Call Gabe 305-494-
* For Sale
ALL CASH CANDY ROUTE Do you earn
$800/day? 30 Machines, Free Candy All for
$9,995. (888)629-9968 BO2000033. CALL
US: We will not be undersold! 4-25-1-10
Guys Get Haircuts. Guys watch Sports. Every
franchise investment should be so obvious.
Recession .proof. All cash. Full Training and
Support. Financing available (800)872-4247
/ www.SportClips.com. 4-25-1-10
VENDING ROUTE:Snacks, Drinks. All
Brands, All Sizes. Energy & Healthy Too!
Great Equipment, Great Support! Financing
Available w/$7,500 Down. (877)843-8726,
local BO#2002-037. 4-25-1-10
Notice: Post Office Positions Now Available.
Avg. Pay $20/hour or $57K annually includ-
ing Federal Benefits and OT. Get your exam
guide now. (800)709-9754 EXT.5799 USWA
Fee Req. 4-25-1-10
SUSPENDERS with patented "No Slip Clip"
Lifetime Guarantee. FREE catalog (800)700-
4515 www.suspenders.com. 4-25-1-10
STEEL BUILDINGS FACTORY Sale- As
low as $3.89/square foot. Straight Wall
Commercial Grade. 2,400 to 100,000
square feet. Garages, Shops, Strip Malls,
Warehouses, Mini-Storages, etc. Factory
Erection Available. (800)720-6857. 4-25-
W tMotorcycles, Mopeds)
** SCOOTERS **
RPM MOTORCYCLES INC
SALES, SERVICE, PARTS
Many Brands Available 518 SE 2nd-St.
Scooters from $899. Largest selection from
KYMCO, Daelim, Hyosuhg, Adly,'Go-Ped,
Schwin, others. 2 yr warrantees.
3550 SW 34th St 338-8450 solanocycle.com
*****New Scooters 4 Less*****
Providing excellent service and
new scooters at great prices!
1901 NW 67th Place, 336-1271
NEW website www.NS4L.com
We have moved to a temp. location as we
await the completion of our new state of the
art facility. We still have new scooters start-
ing at $1199. lyr Warranties. We also service
ALL brands of scooters. Pickup Available.
Low Labor Rates. Free estimates. 376-6275
New Scooters 4 Less has LOW rates and
services on any scooter. Pickup/drop off
avail. $19.99 oil change and tune ups.
Call us! 336-1271 4-25-72-11
534 SW 4th Ave. Largest Selecti6n of
E-bikes, Scooters, Accessories and Morel!
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!!! ****
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.
Sunrise Auto Sales
$2000 off all financed vehicles
Wide selection of vehicles 4-25-72-12
Sun City Auto Sales
2306 NE Waldo Rd
Buy Here, Pay Here
No credit check 4-25-72-12
Sun City Auto Sales
Bring W-2s & drive home today
Wide selection of vehicles
$2000 off all financed vehicles 4-25-72-12
JUNK CARS HAULED AWAY!
*** FREE FREE FREE* FREE000
MUST HAVE TITLE! METRO GNV ONLY!
CALL DON 215-7987 4-25-72-12
Used Cars Sale & trade
See our inventory 5-15-84-12
CARS FROM $29/MO!
Hondas Chevys Jeeps and morel
$0 Down, 36 Months @ 8.5% apr.
For listings call 800-366-9813 ext 9765
m i Motorcycles, Mopeds)
For MOTORCYCLES or SCOOTERS
Running or not, Newer or Older (no junk pis)
I will pick up. Call TODAY 352-441-0442 4-
Red 04 SUZUKI GSX 600F
8000 mi. $4500 352-494-9577.
Blue 05 Kawasaki Ninja 500R
2990 mi $3500 352-871-2334.
Both in excellent condition. 4-25-11-11
2005 VENTO SCOOTER
Approx 6400 mi. Good condition. 49cc. 2
stroke engine. Top speed 45i50 mph, No
problems with it. $900 OBO. Call 352-262-
Scooter for sale 1,600 miles. Great condi-
ition. $500 OBO. 727-463-7748 or email
03 UNITED MOTORS XPEED
50 Scooter. Green. Great condition, garage
keptwith many extras $950 OBO 772-201-
YUMBO RETRO SCOOTER
Green. $600. Call 561-248-8302 4-25-2-11
M 1I Autos
*FAST CASH PAID FOR ANY CARS
*Running or not!O
*NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS
*Over 10 yr svc to UF students
*Call Don @ 215-7987 4-25-72-12
CARS -CARS Buy*SellSTrade
Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes
Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars
3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com
CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150
OVER 50 IMPORTS UNDER $10,000
SELECT MOTOR CAR
THE YELLOW BUILDING
2715 N MAIN 377-1616
$500! POLICE IMPgUNDS!
HONDAS, CHEVYS, TOYOTAS, ETC.
For listings 800-366-9813 ext 4622
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.
26, ALLIGATOR E WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25, 2007
POWER WINDOWS DON'T WORK?
On site available. Call Steve 352-226-1973
2000 Honda Civic EX
4 Door, Excellent Condition. LOADED. Gold.
$6500 OBO. Call 352-317-1881 4-25-10-12
1998 KIA SPORTAGE
Great condition low mileage
62 K miles. $3900 Call 359-2755
87 HONDA CIVIC $550/OBO
She's lost her youthful charm & needs joints
replaced (CV) but she'll give you a nice ride
for your money. Call 231-9937 4-25-4-12
RW BROKERS, LLC
We can help you find what you are
looking for! Used & New Cars.
Below Retail Prices.
99 SATURN SL
Good condition. 90k miles. MUST see.
$3000. OBO. For more info or to test drive,
call 727-433-1607 5-22-5-12
1999 SILVER FORD ZX2
$2500 OBO. Limo tints, modified hood &
rims. Call 954-461-4253 4-25-2-12
*FAST CASH PAID*
For any car, truck, or SUV Running or not.
'94 and up. Call Segovia 352-284-86"19 8-
2002 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX
Runs great! 89k miles. $6500 OBO. Moving.
-must sell!! 352-328-6967 4-25-1-12
CASH FOR CARS
Leaving town without your Car? We buy
Cars... any size, shape or color. Open
Monday to Friday 8:30A.M. to 4:30P.M.
CMC Recycling 1508 NW 55 Place
Call Casey @ 352-375-0224 4-25-1-12
Police Impous for Sale! Honda Accord
1994 $400! Nissan Sentra 1994 $200! Ford
Escort 1997 $7001 for listings call (800)366-
9813 Ext.9271. 4-25-1-12
$500 Police Impounds! Cars From $500! Tax
Repos, US Marshal and IRS sales! Cars,
Trucks, SUV's, Toyota's, Honda's, Chevy's,
more! For listings Call (800)425-1730 x2384.
THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY
NEEDS VOLUNTEER DRIVERS
Transport patients to/from treatments
Must have valid driver's license,
safe driving record & attend training session.
Call 352-376-6866 ext 114 for more info.
LOCAL ARTIST NEEDS:
Gold Diamonds Gems Class Rings
ETC Top Cash $$$ or Trade *
OZZIE'S FINE JEWELRY 373-9243. 8-15-
UF GRAD PAYS MORE
for gold jewelry, scrap gold, Rolex, dia-
monds, guitars, etc. Top $$$. Get my offer
before you sell! Call Jim 376-8090 or 222-
Buying jewelry, gold, diamonds etc.
Top dollar paid. 727-560-6081
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
On going volunteer needed: Blind lady needs
trans Sundays only to Mass @ Queen of
Peace Cattblic Church or St. Augustine
Catholic Church. For more info. call 219-6948
I live in the Tower Rd. area 4-25-72-13
WANTED: 10 HOMES To Show Off Our
New Lifetime Exterior Paint. Call Now to
see if your home qualifies. (800)961-8547.
1 Help Wanted
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
g the independent florida
RETAIL ADVERTISING MANAGER
We are looking for a motivated, ener-
getic and sales driven individual to train a
student sales staff in outside advertising
sales. Emphasis on building new business
relationships and increasing existing client
base. Newspaper ad sales background an
advantage. Marketing experience a plus.
The job is 100% sales. Modest salary, good
benefits and excellent working environment.
With resume, send cover letter that must
include salary requirements for you to be
considered for an interview. Send to: General
Manager, The Independent Florida Alligator,
POB 14257, Gainesville, FL 32604 Or email
email@example.com. No phone calls. EOE.
al l -^ hthe 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 email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
No phone calls please. EOE
LIKE TO WORK WITH LUXURY CARS?
Bright? Enthusiastic? Like people? Must be
over 22, stable work history, clean driving re-
cord, drug-free, pers ref. www.carrsmith.com
for details. 4-25-72-14
Animal Care Tech looking for hard working
person to work w/ reptiles & rodents. Will
train, PT to start with more hrs possible. Start
at $7.00/hr. Flex hrs. Please call 495-9024
between 9-4 M-F. 4-25-72-14
CNA CLASS: $250! 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 Schedulel 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-
$250 A DAY POTENTIAL
No experience necessary, training provided.
800-965-6520 ext 138 4-25-72-14
ilH Help Wanted
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
00* SOCCER COACHES***
needed for GSA rec and camp youth teams.
Experience required. License preferred for
comp. For info:
email@example.com or 379-5979
Leasing Consultant, PT
Sales & customer service exp..
220 N. Main; 352-375-2152 X301 x301
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
Paid survey takers needed in Gainesville.
100% FREE to join. Cllick on Surveys. 4-
400+ Counselor/Instructor Jbbsl
3 Coed Summer Camps in PA.
Travel Paid. Top Salary.
Cool Nights & Warm Days!
I l 1 Help Wanted
Room and Board Included
Get Paid to Play!
The Florida Elks Youth
Camp (FEYC) needs male
and Female summer camp
Counselors Ages 18 and up.
FEYC is an overnight camp
located off of Highway 450
in Umatilla, FL
The camp runs
June 4 July 22. Please
Contact Krys Ragland
at 800-523-1673 ext 251
or 352-669-9443 ext 251
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-
SUBWAY OAKS MALL
Happy energetic fast reliable honest people.
No hot greasy fries, no grease traps. Call
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-
Perfect PT Job
Need a 2nd Job or Extra Income? We Need
Good Sales Reps! PT Evenings, $7-10 per
hr, Pd Wkly, Pd Training. Experience a Plus.
Leave Message 352-377-2573 4-25-26-14
Child care Provider
Starting May after school pickup. Full time
from June to August. Must be energetic,
great attitude & enjoy children. Required:
nonsmoker, swimmer & outdoor activities-
Please call 317-0625 to discuss details. Job
location near Haile Plantation 4-25-26-14
CUSTOMER SERVICE REP
for local telephone company. Flexible hours.
No nights or weekends. FT/PT available. Call
372-2051 for appointment. EEO 4-25-22-14
NANNY FOR AFTERNOONS
M-F @ 1:30 / Wed @ 12:30
20 hrs / 2 kids / summer & Fall
Noah's Ark Nanny; e-mail resume, pix,
schedule to firstname.lastname@example.org 4-25-
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
*m .Help Wanted
DELIVERY DRIVERS up to $12/hr.
KITCHEN HELP $6.75/hr.
CALIFORNIA CHICKEN GRILL 378-2442
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 email@example.com 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 &
language(s). Excellent computer skills. 1
yr+ commitment. Resume to: 626 NE 1st
St. 32602 or PaulSRothstein@yahoo.com
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-
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-
YMCA Referees Needed Immediately
For Flag Football and Soccer
$8:00 an hour
Contact Jamie Beck
at the Norhtwood YMCA
352-374-9622 x 13. 4-25-16-14
FT/PT Office Writing Agents
Great Pay and Bonus Opportunities!
Local Office at NW 10th Ave and 6th St.
Call 321-406-1123 or 888-225-9656
REAL ESTATE INVESTOR SEEKS
TRAINEE No experience needed, just deisre
to learn, 8k 16k monthly potential. CALL
NOW 1-866-333-7013 or reply
Potential earnings $14-$20/hr! Make your
own schedule. Fun environment, great op-
portunity. For info contact Jason 379-3663
for commercial properties needed. PT/FT.
VALID DRIVER'S LICENSE & CLEAN
BACKGROUND A MUST. Experience pre-
ferred. Call 352-222-1904 5-31-18-14
FT Barista Trainee wanted near Oaks Mall.
Passion for coffee a must. Great pay/tips.
Health ins. avail, after training period. Stable
work hist. reqd. Send recent work hist. to:
Send reume to firstname.lastname@example.org
Sales Jobs in NYC-Looking for sales reps
who are recent graduates to work with
other UF alumni. Guaranteed to make
$100k+ your first year doing inside sales in
the Empire State Building. Email resume to
7100 W. UnivAve. Behind Home Depot. Full
& Part Time Sales Associates. Apply in per-
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25, 2007 N ALLIGATOR, 27
Mil Hel Wate
Energetic, serious, hardworking individual
to assist customers with high quality sport-
ing goods merchandise. We're looking for
the best. Full and part time opportunities.
No phone calls. Min. 1 year commitment.
Lloyd Clarke Sports. 1504 NW 13th St. 4-
SCHOOL: PE Teacher needed.
Apply: 8505 NW 39 Avenue
) Eil Help Wanted ) Help Wanted
OFFICE / LEGAL ASSISTANTS
for busy law firm, full time and/or
part time, duties incl. answering
multi-line phone, filing, fielding
calls from new clients. Must be
responsible, timely and organized.
Email resume to FirmApply@bellsouth.net
PT Catering Delivery Drivers. Celebrations
Catering early morning and lunch shifts.
Energetic fun job loaded with opportunity and
variety. Apply at 904 N. Main St. 4-25-10-14
Part time job for after school care and train-
ing of life skills for autistic 19 year old. Fax
your resume or personal information to LMS
at 352-481-2777 4-25-10-14
W SOTl iE Now hiring shift manager, cooks and ca-
shiers. Experience required..Good pay. 1011
Is offering Scholarships or cash equivalents, W University Ave. 336-5323 4-25-8-14
to hard working qualified students to attend
class and create study notes. For Summer Apartment Hunters
A, B, and C Classes. Also Hiring Office Staff Looking for energetic, self-motivated people.
with editing experience at hourly rates start- Nights + weekends a must. 352-336-9349
ing better than minimum wage. For more 5-17-12-14
information e-mail EinsteinsEmail@aol.com
4-25-10-14 ... -
Muscular models & bodybuilders needed for
websites. No exp. nec. Respond with photo
to email@example.com. More info at
Easily & quickly make $300+
Sne Honey Baked Ham Co & Care is now
hiring help for front sales. Approx 20-25 hrs
$7/hr starting pay. Apply in person 618 NW
60th 'St. (Behind McDonalds on Newberry
Rd) Call 331-1253 4-25-9-14
Country home/office needs reliable person
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' 1 .
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25, 2007
No. 1 UF heads to Utah for NCAAs
.By RACHEL ROBINS
They've already made history
- but they want more.
Their school is at the top of col-
legiate sports but they want their
own highlight on SportsCenter.
They've won every title possible
this season but would trade it all
for the one that has eluded them since
All the talk and hype will be over
Thursday and the UF gymnasts will
just have to do one thing compete
for a national championship.
"Absolutely, (the butterflies
are here). While Billy (Dono-
van) was talking to the team,
I was getting so pumped
up. We left there, and as a
coaching staff too, we were
saying 'we're ready to go
now. We're ready to com-
UF gymnastics coach
"Absolutely, (the butterflies are
here)," UF coach Rhonda Faehn said.
"While Billy (Donovan) was talking to
the team, I was getting so pumped up.
We left there, and as a coaching staff
too, we were saying 'we're ready to go
now. We're ready to compete.'"
The No. 1 UF gymnastics team (21-
0-1) will begin the final step of its quest
for the title at Session 1 of the NCAA
Championships in Salt Lake City at 3
The Gators won their last AIAW
Championship in 1982.
With the dominance of a handful
of programs, UF hopes to become
only the fifth team to win the NCAA
title since then. In order for the Gators
to advance to Friday's Super Six,
they have to place in the top three
in their session. Four-time champion
Alabama, seven-time overall and two-
SEE GYMNASTICS, PAGE 33
AInrew a anmII / Aillgaror
UF senior Breanne King performs her vault routine on March 16 against
Michigan State at the O'Connell Center.
Looking back at
have embraced Shaquille O'Neal, shaken Peyton
Manning's hand and had my butt slapped by
But the sad bookend to my sports writing career
To some, my columns have made friends out
of strangers. To others, my columns have initiated
the kind of four-letter feedback even George Carlin
would cringe to hear. And then there's everything in
- During my first year as
a columnist, a freshman girl
drew frog legs around my
printed mug and placed the
artwork on her wall.
Hate me or love me, my
reign ends here.
Since February 2003,1 have
written more than 500 articles,
the highest count in recent
Alligator history -.sports or
turned my friend's confused
roommate into a secret admirer.
But that same friend also watched receiver Percy
Harvin stomp on one of my columns during an Intro
to Communication class.
I've hooped it up with Chris Leak, Jeremy Mincey,
Matt Walsh and Mario Boggan 55 pounds ago.
But I've also been stared down by Channing
Crowder. The former UF linebacker once told me to
"F-off" and nearly cornered me in a movie theaterafter
I questioned Ron Zook's decision to make him captain
after being involved in a downtown altercation.
Jack Berry's parents threatened to sue the Alligator
after I wrote an accurate profile about life as a men's
Then, after I took a satirical jab at Berry this semes-
SEE BULLPEN, PAGE 33
Gators increase win streak to six with Gamecocks sweep
By KARL HYPPOLITE
Avert your eyes and search for your sun-
The UF softball team (39-18, 12-10
Southeastern Conference) is so hot it's sur-
prising that the South Carolina fire depart-
ment wasn't sent to cool Beckham Field.
Tuesday night's doubleheader sweep
gave the Gators their 19th win in their last
23 games. UF collected an 8-0 shutout in the
opener and didn't let up, demolishing the
Gamecocks 10-0 in the second game ...
As the combined score would suggest,
UF was rolling on all cylinders.
Pitchers Stacey Nelson and Stacey
Stevens combined for a shutout in the
opener. The Gators recorded their first three-
home-run game of the season in the second
game as Lacy Howard, Kim Waleszonia and
Mary Ratliff hit long balls.
"South Carolina's a good team," Coach
Tim Walton said. "They've
played a lot of good teams
and for us to go into their
Sistadium and play like this
is a testament to our team.
It's a testament to our fo-
C : cus and work ethic com-
--- ing off a weekend series
Waleszonia and not having time to
practice before today."
Waleszonia got the ball rolling in the
second inning of the opener. The sophomore
singled to third, driving in outfielder Corrie
Brooks and giving the Gators an early 1-0
UF kept the pressure on South Carolina
(32-18, 10-12 SEC) the entire game, scoring at
least one run in every inning but the first.
"It's all about confidence," Walton said.
"We've been playing with a lot of confidence
the last couple weeks now, and it's showing
because we're winning games playing
SEE SOFTBALL, PAGE 33
11 1992: The UF women's tennis team
sweeps Mississippi 6-0. A little more
than a month later, the Gators capped
off an undefeated season with their
first ever national title.
*NBA Playoffs: Nuggets vs. Spurs
TNT, 7 p.m.
ENBA Playoffs: Warriors vs. Mavericks
TNT, 9:30 p.m.
M Continue to check
alligatorSports.org this weekend for
updates as the No. 1 UF gymnastics
team is in action at NCAAs. The Alliga-
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Gators senior wins triathlon title
* KEVIN COLLINGTON WON FIRST PLACE AND
ALEX LECHNER TOOK 11TH.
By SHELBY ETHERIDGE
Alligator Contributing Writer
Kevin Collington brought another national champion-
ship back to Titletown last weekend.
The UF senior did the Gator chomp as he crossed the
finish line during Saturday's USA Triathlon Collegiate
National Championship in Tuscaloosa, Ala.
Collington won the men's title in 1 hour, 52 minutes
and 7 seconds, and freshman Alex Lechner led UF's
women's team, coming in 11th place.
"I knew going into it I had a chance of winning,"
Although Alabama's spring football game was held the
same weekend, drawing an overflow crowd of more than
92,000, the Gators stole a little bit of the spotlight.
The UF men's triathlon cub team placed 11th, and the
women took third. The teams combined to finish in fourth
overall as Navy took the coed title.
They were awarded $300, all of which will go back to
the Tri-Gators, UF's triathlon club.
The race consisted of a 1.5-kilometer swim in the Black
Warrior River, a 40-kilometer bike ride and a 10-kilometer
run through Alabama's campus and on the Jack Warner
Though swimming is usually his strongest skill,
Collington won the race during the running portion.
Although he was in eighth place after finishing the bike
ride, the second leg of the race, he ran away with the title
by 33 seconds.
Saturday marked Lechner's fastest time, 2:16.06, for an
SA seven-year veteran of triathlons, she bettered her
Previous best by six minutes.
"I knew going into it I had a chance of
Typically, Lechner is strongest while running. But on
Saturday, she performed better in the swim and bike por-
tions of the race.
Her goal for next year's national championship is to
push into the top five of the women's standings.
UFcoach Dr. Jim Leary, also a senior lecturer of agricul-
tural and biological engineering, said the teams performed
better than he originally anticipated, especially the wom-
en. Leary has coached the Tri-Gators for seven years, and
this is the best finish for the team that he can remember.
Many team members set personal records, and one of
the most important parts of racing in triathlons is for each
athlete to improve on a personal level, Leary said.
"But you also want to perform better than everyone
else," he said, "and Kevin Collington certainly did that."
By NICK ZACCARDI
Alligator Staff Writer
Accusations that a UF football player attacked a univer-
sity student were withdrawn Tuesday, dosing the investi-
gation concerning a party at Cabana Beach Apartments on
Saturday, according to the Gainesville Police Department.
According to the initial police report, the student al-
leged that a football player attempted to
Local steal his keg and then lifted him by his neck
News and threw him against his truck during
an altercation, while four other players re-
strained the attacker. The student identified
the football players to police by searching through photos
on UF's athletics Web site. However, Sarah Wilson, an in-
tern with GPD's public information department, said the
student changed his story late Monday, saying he could
not positively identify the alleged attacker.
The report said UF coach Urban Meyer was forwarded
the information. Neither Meyer nor the University Athletic
Association would immediately comment.
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Gators continue to surprise
By ALEX WEINTRAUB
Entering the season, the UF baseball team was
predicted to finish in last place in the Southeastern
The team needed to replace several top con-
tributors from last season, when it struggled to a
.500 record after making it to the College World
Series in 2005.
But things haven't turned out that way.
UF (23-20, 10-8 SEC) sits in third place in the
SEC East after taking two of three from Kentucky
last weekend, with whom the Gators find them-
selves competing not only for position in the SEC,
but possibly for an NCAA Tournament bid.
"We're not going in looking to sweep every-
body," outfielder Brian Leclerc said. "We just want
to win series because that's what is important."
UF struggled heading into the Kentucky series,
dropping five of its last six contests prior to the
The squad will need to keep its momentum
going this weekend, as it gets set to take on No. 1
Vanderbilt in Nashville.
The Commodores (35-8, 12-6 SEC) have been
impressive so far and are atop the standings in the
"They are a very aggressive ballclub," UF coach
Pat McMahon said. "It's going to be a tough chal-
lenge for us in every way."
Of particular concern to UF is Vanderbilt pitch-
er David Price.
The left-hander is 7-0 with a 2.84 ERA and 122
Many pro scouts consider him to be one of the
top pitching prospects in collegiate baseball.
"David Price is one of the outstanding pitchers
- not only in the league but the entire country,"
McMahon said. "We look to forward-to that chal-
lenge. That is what we live for.
"You want to play against the best, and
Vanderbilt has an excellent ballclub in every
But Price isn't the only stud the Commodores
can put on the mound in a series.
"David Price is one of the outstanding
pitchers not only in the league but
the entire country."
UF baseball coach
The team also has Mike Minor, who is 7-0 with
an ERA of just 2.00.
But the Gators are ready for the challenge, and
McMahon feels they have become the true defini-
tion of what a baseball team should be.
"This is a very close club," he said. "I think you
have to credit the seniors for that. This club really
believes in each other and that must continue be-
cause they have been challenged."
One of those senior leaders is Leclerc, who won
the SEC Player of the Week award Tuesday.
Leclerc went 9 for 15 in the Kentucky series and
4 for 4 in the midweek win against Florida State.
It's a welcome reward for someone who strug-
gled to raise his batting average above .100 earlier
in the season.
"We got a lot of positive things going on right
now," Leclerc said. "I feel like our team is starting
to gel at the right time."
Tim Casey/ Alligator Staff
UF senior Brian Leclerc leads off the seventh inning with a double to left
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Gators face familiar SEC foes in Thursday's Session I preliminaries
GYMNASTICS, from page 29
time defending national champion Georgia, Nebraska,
Oklahoma and Oregon State stand in their way. All six
teams will compete in the session with UF getting the
first bye and then starting on floor exercise. UF smoked
Oregon State in its home opener this season by a score of
196.85-193.80. The following week, UF handed Alabama
a 196.825-195.65 loss in Gainesville.
Then the Gators experienced something that Faehn
has never been involved in. They tied Georgia in Athens,
Ga., withboth teams producing a 197.25.
The Gators will be heavily favored to advance to
Friday's Super Six, but Faehn assures that they won't
think too far in advance.
"We are definitely going in as No. 1, but we also
know that everyone at nationals is a tremendous chal-
lenge, and they wouldn't be here otherwise," Faehn
said. "We have to perform exceptional. We have to not
make any mistakes and stick our landings and then of
course I feel we can definitely challenge for the title."
Despite being undefeated throughout the season, the
team has not maximized its full potential. After almost
every meet, Faehn spoke about how the team could
be better. At the Northeast Region Championships, UF
finally got its act together on the vault, its weakest event
prior to the meet, by posting a season-best 49.425.
"We had better landings, and actually this time
around, we did choose to go a little bit easier on vault,"
Faehn said. "Those were a little bit easier vaults for
them, so they can go for a stick, and they did it with nice
amplitude. So, it ended up helping us score wise."
However, UF's uneven bars score fell below par at
49.075, tied for the lowest score of the season. Faehn
said the scoring was extremely tight, and the Gators
performed better than what the total reflected.
One of the reasons UF has had such a successful
season is that they've stayed relatively healthy with
one exception junior Nicola Willis.
She suffered an Achilles injury before
-: Christmas. She still competes on bars
and shared the regional title with
S Samantha Lutz. However, she is lim-
S ited on floor her best event.
S Faehn still hasn't decided how to
proceed with Willis' injury for nation-
Faehn als. The last time Willis competed in
Utah, she fell in her first pass during
her floor routine. Even though she finished the perfor-
mance, she admitted she was in pain afterwards.
The coach is leaning towards using Lutz, who has
upped the difficulty in her floor routine, in Thursday's
event and then Willis on Friday, assuming the Gators
advance. As the team was preparing to board the bus
for the airport, Faehn was not concerned with how
Gainesville would react should the team capture UF's
third national title in four months.
"We're not thinking about (whether fans will rush
University Avenue);" Faehn said. "We want to have a
very solid practice day in the arena and then doing our
job the next day and advancing."
THE LAST DANCE
Session I Thursday 3 p.m.
The top three teams will advance to Friday's Super
No. 1 UF (21-0-1)
4 No. 2 Georgia (16-2-1)
SNo. 3 Alabama (12-4)
N No. 6 Nebraska (23-5)
~No. 8 Oregon State (22-8)
7 No. 10 Oklahoma (19-4)
Jennifer LaBrie / Alligator Staff
Freshman Brooks slams first home run of college career in opener's 5th inning
SOFT, from page 29
Brooks had the best day of
her short career. The freshman
smacked her first career home run
in the fifth inning of the opener.
Brooks' blast to left gave UF a 6-0
lead and put the icing on a game
where she finished 3 for 4 and
scored 3 runs.
"It was just awesome," Brooks
said of her home run. "I saw a low
inside pitch and I knew Ihad to get
my bat low and get good contact
on it. I was really excited about
hitting that-since it was my first
home run-when I got to third
base Coach told me that I had to
touch the base. I'm still not sure
now if I touched it.
It was more of the same in
the second game. With Brooks
and Kristina Hilberth on base,
Waleszonia drilled her third hom-
er of the season to left, giving the
Gators a 5-0 lead.
Nelson improved her record to
25-11 and collected her 10th shut-
out of the season. To keep his ace
fresh for the second game, Walton
replaced Nelson with Stevens after
just 4 1/3 innings.
The plan worked to perfection,
as Nelson allowed just one hit in
seven innings in the second game.
"It's all about confidence.
We've been playing with a
lot of confidence the last
couple weeks now, and it's
showing because we're
winning games playing
UF softball coach
With the postseason in sight,
the Gators who began the SEC
season just 2-6 realize how im-
portant their late-season surge is to
their long-term goals.
"I've been challenging them a
lot," Walton said. "Letting them
know what's at stake and what we
have to do at the SEC Tournament.
We're trying to be in the upper half
of the SEC and get ourselves into
the NCAA Regionals."
IInm asey / Al.llg ur rlaL
UF sophomore Kim Waleszpnia slides into home plate behind Longwood catcher Courtney Wilson during
the Gators' 8-1 win in the second game of a doubleheader at the Florida Softball Stadium on Saturday.
BULLPEN, from page 29
ter, he shoved a crumpled up sports section
into my chest.
No, I'm not complaining. It was all part
of the experience, from covering Santa Fe
basketball, to following Brandon McArthur's
recovery from a cowardly inebriated attack,
to watching Zook cry.
It was all enlightening, from being in-
sulted by the Miami Heat's Jason Williams,
to talking with L.A. Times columnist Bill
Plaschke, to being quoted in the Wall Street
I searched for basketball in Manzanillo,
Mexico. I watched David Lee strip directly in
front of me after upsetting Kentucky. I hung
out with Chris Richard and Adrian Moss
during the early morning hours after UF
won its first hoops title. It will likely take 10
or 20 years before I realize, "You know what?
You were the only student reporter in college
sports history to cover three national champi-
onship teams in one year."
Because while other Alligator sports writ-
ers wrote on one or two of UF's title trifecta,
only I covered all three.
In the meantime, I traveled to Starkville,
Miss., where Subway food poisoning made
for a long ride home.
To Knoxville, Term., where I watched a
fellow Alligator writer almost get into a fist
fight with a Vols fan who called Leak a run-
To Baton Rouge, where every hotel was
occupied by Hurricane Katrina survivors,
where we eventually found some drunken
sorority girls to let us sleep in their living
room, and where, the next morning, they.
didn't know us.
I want to thank all of you readers, no mat-
ter what your take on my writing. Criticism
is a necessary check and balance in this busi-
ness, and you have never been shy in this
As I leave journalism and enter the teach-
ing world insert laughter here I leave
you with some advice.
Take educated risks: In 2004, I nearly
wrote a column blaming UF Athletics
Director Jeremy Foley for a terrible sports
program. After the UF men's basketball team
lost three consecutive games during February
of last season, I nearly wrote their obituary.
Don't be conservative, but don't make cocky
Use Vivarin: It truly is the magic pill.
Found in the health section of your local Wal-
Mart, this yellow goodie the only "V" pill
worth the money will do wonders for your
late night studying habits.
Excuse the cliche, but you can be any-
thing you want to be: I had never written
an article before I came to Gainesville, but
latched on at the Alligator through sheer per-
severance. I have never taught a class in my
life, but I already have a teaching job offer.
Make goals, be energetic, live life and you'll
be amazed at your success.
Learn the English language: I named
my first column "Lou-se in the Bullpen" as a
play off of the baseball phrase "LQose in the
Bullpen." Little did I know that "louse" is
another word for lice.
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SFCC dominates Seminole, heads to state tourney
Saints clinch No. 1 seed in conference
By EVAN DREXLER
After a game like this, you won-
der where to begin.
You can start with the four runs
the Santa Fe baseball team plated in
the fourth inning against Seminole
Community College, or the three
it scored in the sixth, or even the
walk-off single to end the game in
But it's probably best to start
with a soaking-wet man.
During his congratulatory
speech to his team after the win,
pitchers Billy Whitaker and Rene
Guerra poured a cooler of freez-
ing-cold water on Coach Johnny
He appeared to have no idea it
"It was the best bath ever," said
Wiggs, an ear-to-ear smile draping
his damp face."I've been dreaming
of that for a few years."
But before the water fell onto his
head, he showered gratitude on his
"I told them, 'Thanks for the
ride back to the state tournament,"'
In a game that was never in
question after the third inning, the
Saints clinched the Mid-Florida
Conference's No. 1 seed in the state
tournament with a walk-off mercy-
rule-inducing two-RBI single by
first baseman Jonathan Duncan.
The final tally Tuesday after-
noon .was 15-5, and it was the
team's fourth win in a row.
For Wiggs, the first-year coach
of the Saints, the drive to Winter
Haven on May 4 to start the tournia-
ment will be a trip down memory
Twenty years ago, Wiggs was
pitching for SFCC when he helped
the team go to the state tournament,
also in Winter Haven that year.
The town is also home to Polk
Community College, where Wiggs
once coached for seven and a half
The winner of Tuesday's game
was originally supposed to play
another against the winner of the
game between Central Florida
Community College and Daytona
Beach Community College to
determine seeding for the state
At a conference call Tuesday
morning, MFC athletics directors
and coaches decided to scrap that
SFCC was given the No. 1 seed
through MFC tiebreaking rules.
Central Florida defeated
Daytona Beach to earn the No. 2
seed for the tournament.
The Saints (31-15, 15-10 MFC)
struggled on Monday afternoon to
put up two runs in 10 innings in a
2-1 win against Daytona, but the of-
fense was not a problem Tuesday.
In the bottom of the first, catcher
Jared Stephenson smacked a run-
scoring double down the left-field
Two batters later, shortstop
Bobby Munoz hit a triple in the
same spot to score Stephenson.
Stephenson also had a base hit in
the fourth inning that gave SFCC a
"We're going to celebrate
a bit and really enjoy this
SFCC baseball coach
"That was the biggest hit of the
game, to put us up 6-1," Wiggs said
of the Stephenson hit. "He contin-
ued to hit throughout the game."
Stephenson finished the game
3 for 5 with a single, double and
a triple, four RBI and three runs
But he was quick to point out
that the rest of the team put up 13
hits and scored 12 runs.
"Everybody had a great part
in this," he said. "It's great to be a
The stitching in Stephenson's
glove broke before the game, and
he was forced to use a backup
glove, one that belongs to assistant
coach Cory Whitby, who himself
used to be a catcher. It didn't cause
him any problems.-
Munoz also had a huge day for
SFCC, hitting three singles and a
triple while recording two RBI and
Up 13-5 in the bottom of the
seventh, SFCC could feel the end
The first three batters reached
base on an error, a single and a
That's when Duncan smacked
his game-clinching double to the
left field gap.
Munoz and third baseman
Bobby Uzdavines raced home,
while designated hitter Chris
Warren, knowing the game was
won, slowly jogged around the
The rest of the team poured
from the dugout, knocking Munoz
and Uzdavines off their -feet at
home plate, making an even more
rambunctious celebration than
Monday's late win.
While the players celebrated,
Jenna Wiggs, 7, ran through the
field gate and jumped into her
father's open arms in front of the
Jenna, proclaimed one of the
Saints' biggest fans, was screaming
and cheering for.the players at most
of the home games.
She has also sung "Take Me Out
to the Ball Game" on the public ad-
dress system during the seventh-in-
ning stretch of the last two games,
receiving praise from her father
after each rendition.
Pitching was not a deciding fac-
tor for SFCC with the bats swinging
away-and the runs piling up, but
reliever Ricardo Gonzalez (4-0, 2.84
ERA) earned the win.
Gonzalez entered the game in
the fourth inning and gave up six
hits and three runs over the last
He appeared tired, especially
after facing Seminole team Friday
afternoon when he threw, 5 2/3
Wayne Potts started the game
and did not factor in the decision.
He gave up two runs in the first
three innings, allowing six hits and
striking out two.
"Our hitters put us on their
backs," Wiggs said. "We needed
that kind of day today.
They put on a clinic, smashing
four balls for triples and another
two for doubles.
Whenever Seminole seemed to
sniff a comeback, SFCC would fin-
ish the inning and crush its hopes in
the bottom half.
Seminole scored one in the third
inning, and SFCC promptly scored
in the bottom half
Seminole put another run up in
the fourth, and SFCC quadrupled
Seminole had two in the top of
the fifth, and SFCC matched that in
the bottom half.
SFCC scored at least two runs
in five straight innings to finish the
In addition to the baseball
squad, the Santa Fe men's basket-
ball team won the MFC champi-
onship in February, the women's
basketball team made it to the state
tournament and the softball team
just clinched its third-straight MFC
The team has more than a week
off until the state tournament be-
gins on May 4, unless they sched-
ule an exhibition game sometime
during the break to keep fresh and
in playing mode.
The Saints will play Palm Beach
Community College (40-12), the
No. 2 seed from the Southern
Conference, at 10 a.m. to open the
Palm Beach, despite being the
second-place team in their confer-
ence, is tied for the No. 1 ranking
in the Florida Community Colleges
Activities Association Cotaches' Poll
with Miami Dade College.
SFCC and Palm Beach met ear-
lier this season on Feb. 23.
SFCC came away from that
game victorious with a 9-2 win,
riding a complete-game effort from
Left fielder Kyle Cushenbery
had four RBI in the game from
two doubles against the then-No. 2
team in the state.
Whitaker, the staff ace, will like-
ly start the tournament opener.
Stephenson, after a whirlwind
few weeks that has seen momen-
tum shift greatly to the Saints'
side, is confident about the team's
"We're going to carry on
through," he said. "I don't think a
team can stop us."
Tim Casey/ Alligator Staff
Santa Fe players celebrate as the final run crosses home plate dur-
ing the Saints' 15-5 win against Seminole on Tuesday.
UF to scatter across country in three weekend meets
* SENIOR MIKE MORRISON WILL GO
TO THE PENN RELAYS.
By DAVID CHAUNCEY
After a restful week off, the UF track
and field teams will send multiple athletes
across the country this weekend.
New Jersey native and senior All-
American Mike Morrison will be close to
home at the Penn Relays in Philadelphia,
while the distance runners head to the
Drake Relays in Des Moines, Iowa. The re-
maining members of the UF squad will leave
Gainesville for the California Collegiate
Challenge at Berkeley.
Junior Wes Stockbarger, who was named
the Southeastern Conference Field Athlete
of the Week last week, will lead his team-
mates to the Golden State.
In his last two outings, Stockbarger re-
corded the fifth-best throws in UF history
for the discus and shot put, and also gained
three NCAA regional qualifying marks.
"The improvement we've seen this year
is a testament to the hard work that Wes
has put in as well as the great coaching he's
receiving from our staff," UF coach Mike
Holloway said. "For us to be successful as a
team at the conference meet and the national
meets, we have to get production from Wes,
and so far this year, he's been up to that
HOLLOWAY TO COACH NATIONAL TEAM: It's
considered an honor to represent your coun-
try on the world stage,
and only the best get the
opportunity to perform
and coach there.
Holloway is one of the
For the second time in
Holloway four years, he was selected
as an assistant coach for
the United States national team.
"Obviously, it's an honor to be selected
to coach on the Team USA staff," he said.
"When you're selected by your peers to
represent your own country, that's a pretty
He willbe in charge of sprints and hurdles
for the national team, which will.compete at
the IAAF Outdoor World Championships in
Osaka, Japan later this summer. He'll be part
of a squad that won 14 gold medals in the
last World Outdoor Championships, setting
an all-time record.
"I've been to the World Championships
many times over the years coaching ath-
letes," he said. "But this year I'll get to do
it representing the United States, aid there's
no better feeling than that."
36, ALLIGATOR N WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25, 2007
The NFL Draft begins Saturday, and several former -
UF football players will be selected. Here is a
rundown of the Gators' prospects on defense.
DT Steven Harris
ESPN position rank: 41
ESPN overallrank: None
2006 stats: 15 tackles, 4.5
tackles for loss
Analysis: In the middle of last
season, Harris had no draft value.
After Marcus Thomas was kicked
off the team, Harris picked upthe
slack and probably earned himself a rookie free-agent
ILB Brandon Siler
ESPN position rank: 3
ESPN overall rank: 77
2006 stats: 77 tackles, 10
tackles for loss
Analysis: Is Slier fast enough to
play outside linebacker? Is he big
enough to play inside linebacker?
Time will tell, but his work ethic
and leadership skills are his biggest assets.
CB Reggie Lewis
ESPN position rank: 27
ESPN overall rank: 229
2006 stats: 27 tackles, 4 INTs
Analysis: Lewis has received
some rave reviews but has been
ranked very low by others. Even
if he isn't drafted, Lewis will get a
shot somewhere during training
P Eric Wilbur
ESPN position rank: 13
ESPN overall rank: None
2006 stats: 42.3 average, long
Analysis: Punters are not hot
commodities in the draft. If
Wilbur is serious about pursuing
a career, he'll get a shot
somewhere, but it will be very hard to stick around.
DE Ray McDonald
ESPN position rank: 6
ESPN overall rank: 40
2006 stats: 36 tackles;three
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OLB Brian Crum
ESPN position rank: 27
ESPN overall rank: None
2006 stats: 31 tackles, three
tackles for loss
Analysis: Crum was nearly non-
existent in his senior season
despite starting opposite Slier
and Everett. It would be a shock
to see him get drafted.
Florida vs. Mississippi State
Friday, April 27 @ 5 & 7:30 PM
The first 750 fans receive a free Gator
sGftball visor, courtesy of Gatorade.
Saturday, April 28 @ 1 PM
Senior Trading Cards & post-game
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