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TUESDAY, JANUARY 8, 2008


UF ADMINISTRATION


UF to test texting alerts after LSU glitch


By LIA GANOSELLIS
Alligator Writer
eganosellis@alligator.org

The emergency text-messaging system at
Louisiana State University, similar to UF's
system, was less effective than the school
had hoped following a double homicide on
its campus.


LSU officials sent an emergency text mes-
sage to students, faculty and staff members
who had registered their cell phones with
the university's system after two students,
Chandrasekhar Reddy Komma and Kiran
Kumar Allam, were found dead in Allam's
apartment on Dec. 13 with gunshot wounds
to their heads.
However, many of those registered


did not receive the message, although the
university and its text message provider,
clearTXT, have yet to determine the number
of failed messages.
The new system had not been tested, LSU
officials said.
UF plans to test its own emergency text-
messaging system for the first time Tuesday,
said Steve Orlando, UF spokesman.


As of Oct. 22, all students were required
to update their emergency contact informa-
tion in an effort to expand UF's emergency-
notification plan.
UF added text messaging to its emer-
gency plan in response to the April shooting
at Virginia Tech.

SEE TEXT, PAGE 4


Ambassador: Peru


ripe for free trade


By LINDSEY ROBINSON
Alligator Writer

Latin America is the newest
frontier for free trade agree-
ments, U.S. Ambassador to Peru
Mike McKinley told UF faculty
and students in a public meeting
Monday.
McKinley discussed the eco-
nomic and political benefits of
free trade agreements that would
eliminate tariffs and expand com-
merce between the U.S. and Latin
America.
"We are part of the world econ-
omy," he said in an interview be-
fore the meeting. "Our economy
depends on active engagement."
A trade agreement between
the U.S. and Peru is being imple-
mented, while negotiations in
Panama and Colombia are pend-
ing, McKinley said.
Nearly one-third of the U.S.
gross domestic product comes
from imports and exports, he said


during the meeting.
In Florida alone, exports to
Latin America have skyrocketed
from $24 billion in 2002 to $40 bil-
lion in 2006, McKinley said in an
interview.
"Our economy depends on
active engagement."
Mike McKinley
U.S. Ambassador to Peru

Foreign companies employ
about 200,000 workers in Florida,
while one-ninth of jobs in the state
depend on exports. Those jobs
pay 18 to 32 percent more than
their counterparts, he added.
Trade in Latin America has
become more competitive with
world players such as China,
Canada and the European Union
racing to secure trade agreements,
McKinley said.

SEE AMBASSADOR, PAGE 4


UF International Center Dean Dennis Jett, left, and U.S. Ambassador to Peru Mike McKinley talk about free
trade agreements with Central and South American countries at the UF International Center on Monday.


Committee recommends new public-forum guidelines


* MEMBERS SAID OF SHOULD
DEFINE 'DISTURBING THE PEACE.'

By LIA GANOSELLIS
Alligator Writer
eganosellis@alligator.org

The Committee on a Civil, Safe and
Open Environment, created by UF President
Machen after the September Tasering of UF
student Andrew Meyer, has released a draft


of recommendations to improve UF's public
forum policies.
Meyer was Tasered by UF police officers
Sept. 17 at a forum with Sen. John Kerry after
officers said Meyer disrupted the event and
resisted arrest.
Among the suggestions was adopting a
Right to Dissent Policy, which would give
listeners the right to peacefully disagree with
a speaker.
The University of Maryland has a similar
policy, which states that a dissenter must not


interfere with "the speaker's ability to com-
municate" or "the audience's ability to hear,
see or question the speaker."
The committee
U F also stated it would
Ai_ ialsl_ ratUia try to improve UF's
student conduct
code and other. rules that govern campus
behavior.
UF should assemble a clear code of behav-
ior for non-students and provide a definition
of "disturbing the peace," the committee


stated.
Kim Tanzer, chairwoman of the commit-
tee, said members plan to meet with Taser
experts in the next few weeks.
She said the committee's final report,
which will also address free speech and what
constitutes a violation, should be available in
February.
Once the report is released, Tanzer said
she hopes UF will heed the recommenda-
tions made, and the committee will no longer
be needed.


* Center Marreese
Speights (right) and
the UF men's bas-
ketball team head
to Alabama to open
up conference play
tonight. Coach Billy
Donovan hopes his
experience rubs off
on his young team.
See story, pg. 16


Fire chief in hot water for e-mailing nude photos
UMATILLA (AP) The chief of a small volunteer fire depart-
ment was asked to resign after he e-mailed pictures that showed
the exposed breast of a 26-year-old car crash victim, officials said
Monday.
Umatilla Fire Chief Richard Shirk told city officials he e-mailed
images of crash and the woman, who later died, for training pur-
poses. Shirk told officials he did not notice the woman was partially
nude in at least one of the photos.
City Manager Glenn Irby said Monday that Shirk was being of-
fered three-months pay in exchange for his resignation. He expected
Shirk to accept the terms.


I A memorial for
Dr. Richard P.
Schmidt, a founder
of the UF College
of Medicine, was
held Monday at a
Gainesville
synagogue. See
story, pg. 5.


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LOCAL
Kidnapping just a hoax
A Gainesville man who report-
ed that he had been kidnapped
from a Shands at UF parking
garage Thursday night admitted
Monday that the incident never
occurred.
David Jerome Washington, 20,
came to the Criminal Investigations
Division of the University Police
and told officers he had never been
kidnapped, according to a police
report.
He was then arrested and
charged with the misdemeanor
crime of making a false police
report.
On Friday, Washington signed
a sworn document stating he had
been blindfolded, bound and
placed in a trunk, according to his
arrest report.
He said he was later dropped
off at a local Wal-Mart unharmed.
Washington, a Shands employ-
ee, was being held at the Alachua
County Jail on Monday night.
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Black group questions city
leaders on pressing issues
At a forum Monday night,
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appointment, equal opportu-
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troversial development near the
airport.
The group had endorsed
Hanrahan and the two commis-
sioners, Jeanna Mastrodicasa
and Scherwin Henry, in recent
elections.
Larry McDaniel, vice chair-
man of the alliance, said he
thought officials were candid
and the summit was a success.
"I hope we've given them
some sort of direction of what
our citizens want," McDaniel
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performance reviews in the com-
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"To me, the greatest challenge
this community has is the divide
between the haves and the have-
nots, and unfortunately that has
broken down on race lines,"
Hanrahan said.
KATIE GALLAGHER

CORRECTION
Manny Fernandez resigned
from the UF Board of Trustees on
Dec. 6. We reported otherwise in
Monday's Alligator.


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LOCAL NEWS


Founder of UF College of Medicine remembered


By ILEANA MORALES
Alligator Writer
imorales@alligator.org

Every time Dr. Richard P.
Schmidt brought fresh strawber-
ries to his synagogue, the fragrance
filled the building. The smell of
strawberries will be missed but
never forgotten, Rabbi David
Kaiman said.
Schmidt, one of the founding
members of the UF College of
Medicine, died Friday. He was 86.
Kaiman led a memorial service
for Schmidt at the Congregation
B'Nai Israel on Monday.
Eleanor Schmidt, his wife of 22
years, said her husband came to UF
in 1958 because he wanted the chal-
lenge of working as chief at a new
medical school. He stayed for more
than a decade.
He then went to the State -
University of New York in Syracuse
for a few years, and he returned
to work at Gaineville's Veterans
Administration Hospital in 1983.
He later worked in the depart-
ment of neurology at UF's Malcolm
Randall VA Medical Center.
She said Schmidt had two chil-
dren from a previous marriage,
three stepchildren and six grarnd-
children.


He loved to photograph wild-
flowers, write poetry and was a
"wonderful golfer," she said.


He baked homemade bread for
friends and grew hot peppers to
make salsa the hotter the better,


she added.
In a room full of friends and
family, Dr. Ricardo Gonzalez-Rothi,


Rabbi David Kaiman speaks during a memorial service for Dr. Richard P. Schmidt, one of the founders
of the UF College of Medicine, at the Congregation of B'Nai Israel Synagogue on Monday afternoon.


an old friend of Schmidt, spoke of
Schmidt's zeal for life.
He read an excerpt from a letter
Schmidt wrote to another friend: "I
don't have anything I must do, but
I don't have enough time to do ev-
erything I want to do."
Schmidt rarely allowed himself
boredom, he said.
Dr. Henry Lyons, a friend who
owned a boat with Schmidt, said
he had "an especially zany sense
of humor."
"Dick was a special friend. He
felt like one of your brothers, and
I needed one because all I had was
an older sister," Lyons said, draw-
ing laughs from the crowd.
Dr. Samuel Greenberg, a 20-year
friend of Schmidt, said Schmidt was
a lifelong student with a twinkle in
his eye.
Greenberg said Schmidt was
never afraid of trying new things,
and in his late age he decided that
Judaism attracted him.
"He was a man who did things,"
Greenberg said. "He didn't pay lip
service to things."
He said Schmidt's curiosity led
him to great achievements.
"So many of our. leaders are
superficial," Greenberg said. "T.S.
Eliot calls them 'hollow men.' Dick
was a solid man."


UF flag football. team


snags a championship


By KATIE SANDERS
Alligator Writer
ksanders@alligator.org

UF students suffering from
championship-game nostalgia can
look to a different UF football team
for this year's national bragging
rights and they're not just pulling
your flag.
Gator Escort Service, the fall
champions of UF's intramural men's
competitive flag football league, beat
the University of Central Florida 20-
18 to win the American Collegiate
Intramural Sports tournament on
New Year's Eve.
The University of New Orleans
hosted the three-day event, which
featured more than 70 teams play-
ing games of seven-on-seven.
FOX College Sports is making a
documentary about the tournament,
which will be aired in February.
The Gators earned the win when
UF graduate Adam Langston, 22,
caught a fourth-down pass from
quarterback John Cox, a UF jour-
nalism senior, for a touchdown.
Cox was named one of five All-
Americans on the UF team.
Langston was named the tour-
nament's Most Valuable Defensive
Player for catching five interceptions


throughout the tournament.
"The craziest thing is, I'm not
known to be a defensive player,"
he said, explaining that he usually
plays offense.
Gary Palsis, a UF dentistry
graduate student on the team, said
Langston deserves the credit.
"Adam's being modest," Palsis
said. "He's the fastest kid I've ever
seen in my life."
The members of
Student Gator Escort Service
Life have a personal his-
tory as impressive as
their record of 33 wins and only two
losses for the spring and fall semes-
ters combined.
The self-proclaimed "old fogeys"
of the team, Cox and Palsis, met
each other in summer 2003 at UF
Preview.
The reign of the dynamic duo
will soon come to an end. Cox has
one more semester to play until he
graduates in the spring.
The playing days of Langston
and four other graduating players
are already over, but that won't stop
Palsis from aiming for excellence in
seasons to come.
"I've still got three more years
here," Palsis'said. "I'm going to play
until I can't play anymore."


Tuesday's test part of larger effort


TEXT, from page 1


So far, about 44,000 students
have updated their contact
information, but the chance
of an emergency text message
reaching each student is still
uncertain, Orlando said.
"There's no way to know for
sure until we try it," he said.
Although UF uses other
forms of emergency notifica-
tion, such as e-mail, text mes-
saging would be the quickest
way to inform students of an
emergency, he said.
An e-mail sent to about
60,000 students, faculty and
staff members could take up


to three hours to get to its in-
tended recipients.
"If. you're talking about a
Virginia Tech situation, that's
too long," Orlando said.
"There's no way to know
for sure until we try it."
Steve Orlando
UF spokesman


Marc Hoit, UF interim chief
of information, said the biggest
problem with universities'
emergency text-messaging
systems is getting students to
sign up.
Although LSU is home to
about 30,000 students, only


about 8,000 signed up for the
service.
Boston University was the
first university in the country
to make emergency text-mes-
saging sign-up mandatory for
all students in October. UF did
the same the following week.
However, Hoit said even if
UF's system passes the Tuesday
test, text messaging remains
part of a larger effort made up
of e-mail, radio, television and
loudspeakers to warn students
in an emergency.
"Text messaging is just an-
other piece of the big picture,"
Hoit said.
The Associated Press contrib-
uted to this report.


Students raise concerns over trade


AMBASSADOR, from page 1

Graduate student Osvaldo Jordan said after
the meeting that he thinks the U.S. should with-
hold trade agreements with Panama until its
government improves environmental and hu-
man rights policies.
Jordan, a political science major from
Panama, believes the standard of living in his
country is decreasing. He is the only member of
his family who lives in the U.S.
Other students and faculty raised similar
questions about the quality of environmental
and human rights standards in Latin American
businesses.
In response, McKinley explained that free
trade agreements are expected to promote
economic, political and social growth in Latin


American countries while opening the United
States to a wider job market.
He believes instability in Latin America con-
tributed to a decrease in free trade during the
Clinton and Bush administrations.
McKinley added that drug trafficking, illegal
immigration and political unrest created a cycle
of economic boom and bust in
On Latin America.
Campus "It's important for Latin
America to break out of that
cycle," he said in an interview.
McKinley will spend the rest of the week
traveling through Florida visiting business
owners, government officials and media outlets
to explain the benefits of free trade in Latin
America.
"(Free trade) is happening all around us," he
said. "There's no cutting off the outside world
anymore."





TUESDAY, JANUARY 8, 2008 1 ALLIGATOR, 5


SFCC green efforts to be ranked in national program


* THE COLLEGE IS ONE OF 80 TO BE
SELECTED FOR THE PROGRAM.
By KATIE EMMETS
Alligator Writer
kemmets@alligator.org
The SFCC administration announced on
Friday that the school has been invited to
participate in a national program that aims to
rate universities based on their commitment to
environmentally sound practices.
SFCC President Jackson Sasser said he felt
his institution would make the grade.
"It's just the culture and the ethic of this


college," Sasser said.
The program, called the Sustainability
Tracking, Assessment, and Rating System, or
STARS, is sponsored by the Association for
the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher
Education.
Julie Garrett, faculty adviser to the student
group Saints for Sustainability, said SFCC
has been a member of the association since
March.
More than 400 colleges and universities in
the United States and Canada are practicing
members, Garrett added.
Of those schools, 80 were invited to partici-
pate in the STARS program.
Beginning in February, those 80 institutions


will internally evaluate how sustainable they
are based on a set of questions provided by the
association, Garrett said.
Areas of focus include water and land-
scape management, fair
Santa Fe labor practices, sustainabil-
Community ity literacy, recycling and
College transportation.
The evaluations will be
done throughout the year and will be com-
pleted by Dec. 31.
Judy Walton, the association's acting ex-
ecutive director, said this year will be treated
as a pilot phase for STARS, and formal ratings
won't be given until 2009.
She said that the ratings are probably going


to be based on a scale of one to four stars.
"This is going to be good because in the
future, students can look and see how green
the colleges that they are interested in are,"
Garrett said.
The STARS program will also help institu-
tions figure out how to make their campus
more sustainable, she added.
Sasser said the program fits in well with
SFCC's priorities. He said he believes it is
a crime to send students out into the world
without teaching them to be environmentally
aware.
"Our unflagging interest is that every stu-
dent leaving Santa Fe has some appreciation
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LSU's mistake
Following the massacre at Virginia Tech last April, the
university's officials were criticized for the amount of
time that passed between the first time Tech student
Seung-Hui Cho opened fire and the time students were sent
e-mails warning them to stay off campus.
Critics said the administration wasted precious hours
that could have saved lives. In the wake of the tragedy
that left 33 dead, universities nationwide took a look at
their own policies regarding how to notify students of an
emergency.
UF and other universities found their answer in a me-
dium normally reserved for your friends or tech-savvy
parents: text messaging.
Last month, when two students at Louisiana State
University were found dead in their on-campus apartment,
this new system was put to the test. Unfortunately, it failed.
Several students said they never received a warning about
the double murder.
Just as UF learned from the Virginia Tech tragedy, it
would be wise to learn from the LSU glitch.
In this age of instant communication, we're all for using
whatever gadgets necessary to alert students and the com-
munity.
Let's just make sure they actually work.
At a massive university like UF, it would be difficult to
instantly alert each of the 50,000-plus students at the click
of a button, despite the wonder of technology. However, we
urge the administration to test their text-messaging notifi-
cation system as soon as possible.
It'll probably only be slightly less annoying than those
cable television tests, but we don't think students would
mind the minor inconvenience to ensure their safety this
semester.


RIAA losing digital war


Just when you thought it
couldn't get any lower
than suing single moms
for thousands of dollars,
the Recording Industry
Association of America
has taken its fight one step
further.
In papers filed in a feder-
al case in December against
Jeffrey Howell, an Arizona
man who kept a collection
of about 2,000 music record-
ings on his computer, the
RIAA contends that it is il-
legal for someone who has
purchased a CD to transfer
those songs onto a hard
drive. Worse yet, placing
songs you have ripped into
a shared folder on your PC
could be considered an "un-
authorized copy."
So what does this mean
for us iPod-loving, mix


tape-making college stu-
dents? The association's
Web site reads that making
a personal copy of a CD that
you bought legitimately
may not be a legal right, but
it "won't usually raise con-
cerns," as long as you don't
give away the music or lend
it to someone.
How it plans on enforc-
ing this, well, your guess is
as good as ours.
Does the RIAA have
nothing better to do than.
go after people who are
importing their CDs to
a digital music library?
What's next, suing someone
for playing a CD in a car full
of passengers? It seems that
in this last-ditch effort to
scare digital music lovers,
the association is now just
grasping at straws.


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Guest column

Interest in Pakistan too little, too late
A t last, another one of the Bush administration's highly probable that it's another
foreign policy blunders has been placed under opportunity for the defense in-
scrutiny: the protection of Pakistani President dustry to make millions under the
Pervez Musharraf at all costs. I'm willing to bet that most pretense of fighting terrorists, and
Americans hadn't even heard Benazir Bhutto's name that most of that money has gone
until she was assassinated, let alone had known that she toward building weapons to intimi-
was Pakistan's prime minister under a power-sharing Anuradha date India, an American ally. Once
agreement with Musharraf that the Bush administration Pandey again, we have failed to learn the
orchestrated. letters@alligator.org lesson that propping up dictators is
At any rate, I thought it was America's mission to bring a flawed strategy that will eventu-
democracy to the Middle East, so why have we still al- ally cause the country in question to descend into chaos,
lowed the farce of freedom in Pakistan to continue? usually sooner rather than later.
All of a sudden Pakistan has come under a microscope In true American fashion, the lack of democracy in
because our interests are threatened, but this outrage is Pakistan been noticed too late, and the presidential can-
about six years too late. It is another classic case of the didates are stumbling over themselves to exploit Bhutto's
United States claiming to support democracy while overt- assassination for political gain.
ly propping up dictatorships. We fought off the Soviets in All of the candidates suddenly stressed the need for
a proxy war and created the Taliban, and then claimed to democracy in Pakistan as if awoken from a stupor. Sen.
be fighting terrorists while protecting a now-powerless Joseph Biden attempted to cover his previous gaffes by
autocrat. This undermines the premise read "lie" of expressing concern over the easily accessible weapons in
invading Iraq to spread democracy to the Middle East. Pakistan, while Sens. Hillary Clinton and John McCain
While one weak ruler, Bush, protected another, tried to seem like they were experts based on their interac-
Pakistan became a safe haven for al-Qaida and a terrorist tions with Musharraf and Bhutto.
breeding ground. McCain went so far as to say that Musharraf, a leader
Of course, Americans didn't have a clue about this, who seized power through a coup, is a "personally scru-
being too busy following the death of Anna Nicole Smith pulously honest" man who deserved "the benefit of the
and Britney Spears' antics on Fox News. We were, once doubt" on uniting Pakistan.
again, enjoying a siesta while the world was imploding. Amid the circus that is the presidential race, people
Pakistan's nuclear arsenal is now easily accessible to have suddenly taken notice of South Asia. People in South
terrorists while Musharraf watches helplessly as Pakistan Asia, on the other hand, probably know more about our
sinks into anarchy following Bhutto's assassination. domestic politics than most Americans. I, for one, have
The Bush administration has funneled millions into lost hope that Americans in general will ever care to know
Pakistan's military, thinking it would be used for coun- anything beyond their own noses.
terterrorism efforts. At least this is the official story. It's Anuradha Pandey is a history junior.
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Letter to the Editor
Trustees wrong to give Machen more
It is completely irresponsible for the
UF Board of Trustees to approve nearly
$300,000 in performance bonuses for
President Bernie Machen while the College
of Liberal Arts and Sciences remains in
crippling debt.
Faculty should not accept deteriorating
research and operational budgets while
Machen's personal finances continue to
increase.
This recognition leads to the question:
What is to be done?
Faculty, who are the means of produc-
tion at the university, must unionize to op-
pose these continued abuses.
It is not only in their interests, but in the
interests of their students and the univer-
sity at large, that they band together to col-
lectively oppose these egregious fiscal poli-
cies. Why should students fail to receive
necessary course materials, such as syllabi,
for the sake of a president's salary?
The university faculty must follow UF
trustee Al Warrington's example and ac-
tively resist and oppose these measures
for their own sake as well as that of their
students.
Students need to actively encourage
their instructors to unionize to fight against
this continued abuse. The primary objec-
tive of the university's spending should be
to maximize the quality of our education,
not the president's salary.
Benjamin Dictor
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Available Jan 4th! 372-7111
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TUESDAY, JANUARY 8, 2008 E ALLIGATOR. 9


Available January 1. Walk
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2BR 2.5 BA washer/Dryer
$1400 pets allowed
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HOUSES, DUPLEXES, CONDOS,
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Pet friendly- $850 + util.
Call (352)278-0728 1-8-08-6-2

CASABLANCA WEST 3BR 2.5BA TH,
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2735 SW 35th Place #201
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www.TurlingtonRealEstate.com 1-11-
08-3-2


BIKE TO CLASS! 3BR 2BA Ceramic tile,
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rent, 3801 SW 17th Place
Carl Turlington Real Estate, inc. 372-9525
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08-3-2

BIKE TO CAMPUS! Private 2Br duplex,
Ceramic tile, large fenced yard, pets consid-
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Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
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08-3-2

CONVENIENT TO SHANDS/UFI Quiet,2BR
1.5 BATH, wood laminate flooring, newer
carpet, washer/dryer, $825/rent, 4536 SW
44th Ln
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
www.TurlintonRealEstate.com 1-11-08-
3-2

NEW 2/2 CONDO -10 minutes to UF in golf
course comm. Gated, W/D, pool, garage,
alarm, screened porch, comp room, skylight
and more. $1200 call Jessica 352-318-4464
or 494-6567. kemelian@ufl.edu 1-9-08-6-2

Great place for students!
3 BR 2 BA 1300 sq.ft. condo
Minutes from oaks mall and UF
$1,000/month
Call 352-317-5444 1-22-08-12-2

Room for Rent in Madison Pointe
$496 Utilities incl.
Townhouse3/3
321-987-4533
Ask for Jess 1-8-3-2

3BD 2 BTH, 2300 SQF Huge home on 1 acre
best location (behind NFRMC)Pets ok short
term lease avail. Move in ready!
Call (352)284-0116 jglas2003@hotmail.com
1-24-08-14-2


2BR/1.5BA $535
Shands/UF area. Leave message please
386-328-6229, cell 386-972-4115 or email:
el999wheat@bellsouth.net 1-18-08-10-2

FREE RENT FOR REMAINDER OF
JANUARY
2/1 Apartment Pine Rush Villas off SW 24th
Ave: $549 to March $669 April to July 31
Current tenant vacates 1/6/08
(352)246-2426 or (321)223-1432 1-9-08-3-2


lbr/lba w/kitchen, walk-in closet, #12 bus
route to UF. $539/mo, unfurn, 1 occpnt, $250
lease transfer + $39 app fee. Available 1/7/08
or later. (1/08 rent paid) Ends 7/31/08. Fees
negotiable. Call Zach 941-518-4542 1-11-
08-5-2

Mill Run 2 BR/1.5 BA, Tile, new carpet &
paint, master balcony. DW/WD hkup. Pets
OK. Avail Now. $715 mo + $715 sec.
(352) 871-7460. 1-29-08-11-2

2 bdrm/bath sublet avail 01/03/08 thru 08/07/
08 Oxford Manor $949/mo 352-684-3535
352-263-4638 1-11-08-5-2

*8 Blocks to UF*
*Unique and spacious 5/1 with 3 half-baths,
central a/c, 3,000 sq. ft, **extra parking,
high ceilings, lots of glass, plant atrium, WD
hook-up* *$2,300* 352-375-8256
4-23-72-2

**CAMPUS EDGE 2BR/2BA**
W/D in unit. Walk to class/gym. Penthouse
unit. Ample parking. Reasonable rate.
Available fall. 239-992-2449, 239-250-6149.
1-28-08-15-2

2 BLOCKS TO UFI
2 and 3 bedrooms for FALL
As low as $380/person
Pets welcome! Wood floors available
Open lately 371-7777
4-23-08-72-2 ,

NW 39th Ave 2BR/2BA gated patio, trees,
costly laminated floor, part utils paid.
Convenient, good neighborhood. $630-650.
With loft, large, open, bright. 373-8310, 219-
3937 1-11-5-2







2BR/2.5BA DSL/Cbl incl $949
5BR/2BA Near UF $1295
3BR/2BA House $1300
Ask about Move-In Specialsl

30 + Properties Available!
www.BosshardtPM.com
352-371-2118 4-23-72-2

3 Bedroom 2 Bath $1050/mth, completely
renovated home (new kitchen, bathrooms,
A/C unit and wood floors) Located 5 miles
from UF campus and adjacent to the YMCA.
(904)497-2905 1-29-08-15-2

LAKEFRONT STUDIO EFFICIENCY in
Melrose. 25 min from Gville, Ocala or
Palatka. $1400 to move in. $545/mo incl utils.
Possible pet allowed w/deposit. Call Kevin
352-475-2686 1-14-08-5-2


2BR 1 BA Home off NW 6th St.
Terazzo Floors, Window A/C, Nat
Gas ht. 750 sq. ft. $600/Mo
Call Merrill Management Inc
352-372-1494 x 10 1-8-1-2


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Rooms for rent, 2 bedrooms each with
private bath in 4/4 condo, $400/ room + utili-
ties. Female nonsmokers please. Call Haley
(904)545-1547 2-19-08-30-2


1BR/1BA apt on bus line, courtyard. 2 mi
from UF. Cent H/AC, convenient to shopping.
Next to Green Tree Park. $450/mo FREE wa-
ter. $450 sec. No pets or smoking. Avail now.
562-2824 1-14-08-5-2

DUPLEX NEAR UF
Quiet, wooded 2BR/1BA. Cent H/AC, W/D,
carport. $600/mo 1st, last & sec. 1725 SW
38th Terr. 376-2378 1-14-08-5-2

Large room in NW home. Great neighbor-
hood. $450/mo includes utils, DSL, DVR,
no pets. Prefer mature, responsible, non-
smoker, prof/grad student. Call Scott 335-
8209 1-22-10-2 "


2bdrms/2baths Cozy apt on Archer Road
New tile flooring / Stainless steel fridge with
Ice-maker $700/mo + utilities For more info,
please call 352-262-2828 1-14-5-2


Apartments Sublet & Roommates
Browse FREE!
www.SUBLET.com
1-877-FOR-RENT/201-845-7300
8-13-149-3

1BR/1BA in a 2BR/2BA apartment. Rent is
$524/mo include utilities, cable, internet, fully
furnished. From 12/12/07 8/10/08. Call me
at 772-214-4113 or gzhou0203@gmail.com
1-23-21-3

Sublease Pvt BR/Bath in 2BR condo at
Museum Walk. Available Now! 1ST MONTH
FREE $650/mo all utilsiites included. Great
amenieites. Call now for great deal. 352-634-
5427 or Kristen.L.Bare@sfcc.edu 1-18-10-3

The PolosApts.: 1/1 in 2/2 HUGE room. W/D,
walk-in closet, patio, appliances; by pool/
gym/tennis; 1 male rmmate, quiet, clean, stu-
dent; $470 + util; 9/35/36 bus rtes; STARTS
ASAP;call Chris 813-843-7131 1-8-08-8-3

need 1 male roommate in 3bedroom house.
Less than 2 miles from UF golf course. Non
smokers. $425m exc utilities. Call Frank at
850-519-2180. Jan 08 to July 08 2-8-08-
30-3

** 1/1 irr 4/4 apt. Sublease Spring 08. Clean
apt, friendly roommates. 3 bus stops in com-
plex. $500 CASH at signing!! Call (863)
324-3565 or (863) 224-6523. 1-14-9-3

Studio apartment $599/month
Starts January
Walk to campus SW 1st Ave & 13th St
Refurbished hardwood floors
Water and electricity included in rent
256-656-2074 1-8-08-5-3

Jan 08 1br/lba in spacious 4/4. Campus
.Lodge $509,EVERYTHING INCLUDED.close
to bus route. 24 hr Gym, tanning bed.Move in
as early as Mid dec. call 407-342-3693 or
email aeni@ufl.edu 1-8-5-3

GREAT DEAL! 1br lba $799 obo. Many
Amenities! Washer/Dryer, Pool, etc. Avail
Dec thru July. Dec Free, July Free. Pets
ok. Call Robyn @ 941-374-0064 or email
RCainPhoto@gmail.com for more info 1-
8-08-5-3

I WILL PAY YOU $2001 Female for 1/1 in 3/3
@ The Estates. Furnished, priv bath, HUGE
room. $580/mo all-inclusive. Call Lili @ 954-
829-6741 1-18-08-11-3

Arlington Square 2 br 2 bth. Huge closets,
w/d, dw, pool, downtown. Rest of Dec free.
Lease to 7/31/08. $1010. Call Kyle 414-507-
2944 1-9-08-4-3

Great, unfurnished 1/1 in a big 2/2.5 town-
house for Spring and Summer. THE LAST
MONTH'S RENT IS ALREADY PAID!
Located off 8th St & University Ave. $462.50
plus utilities. Please call 305-903-9810 if
interested or if you have any questions. 1-
8-08-3-3

Great room for rent, 4 minute walk to cam-
pus. NW 14th st. and NW 4th ave at college
park, just north of campus. location is perfect
and rent is cheap! 1 room in a 3bd 2bath, call
for details 239 849 4488 1-29-08-16-03

Room at Spyglass for rent. $475/mo, utilities
inc, male only, living room furnished, own
bathroom, walk-in closet. Take over lease,
expires 07/31/08, $125 credit for signing.
Bus route(20) to UF. Bruce 941-716-3554.
1-18-10-3

The Polo's 1BR/1BD FREE TANNING, fire-
place, vaulted ceiling, Pets Welcome, Gym,
comp lab, study rm, (3)pools, (2)hot tubs,
great maintance help,screened in porch
$730/per mo avail NOW! Kerri 561-306-6871
2-1-08-19-3

GREAT DEAL! 1br lba $615. Many
Amenities! Towne Parc Apt. # 501. Washer/
Dryer, Pool, Gym, etc. Avail Jan thru July.
Jan Free. Pets ok. 3 mi from UF. Call LaVette
@ 305-467-4191 or email britt87@ufl.edu
1-18-08-10-3

2BR/2BA Sublease for 7 months
$740/mo. Pets allowed. Call 954-736-8442
1-11-5-3


FREE FIRST MONTH RENT AND
UTLIITIESI AVAILABLE NOW THRU 7/31/
08. NO MOVE IN COST.
$605/MONTH. 1/1 WITH ENCLQOED
PORCH. 5 MINUTE WALK TO
UF.COMMUNITY POOL. (772)9717897 1-
15-08-7-3

$320/mo spring lease! Room in two-story
house discounted from $435/mo!! Hardwood
floors, big screen TV, washer/dryer, kitchen,
and spacious backyard. Desk, bed, dresser
included and huge closet! Male UF student
preferred. kmaskell@ufl.edu 1-9-08-2-3..

$550/obo I bril bth Estates apts
in 2/2 fm/roommate Now-Aug2008
Gates Gyms Pools Tanning
W&D Internet Utilities incld
Call Rachel: 954.610.3571 1-14-5-3

LIVE RENT FREE!!! 813.545.7293
Sublease townhouse apt. @ The Laurels
in SW Gainesville and pay NO rent for
the month of Jan.08. Fully loaded kitchen
including garbage dis. dish "washer, plus
washer and dryer included. GREAT DEAL-
,AWESOME LOCATION-CHEAP RENT
$410/month!!! Call Joe at 813.545.7293
1-16-7-3

High ceilings, w/d, porch, 1/1 downtown avail
now through 7/08. Large windows, lots of
light, $835/mo incl alarm, pest, waste mgmt.
Jan rent negot. 813-546-4281 canoepaddler
girl@yahoo.com. 1-10-08-3-3

3Roommates

Roommate Matching HERE
Oxford Manor 377-2777
The Landings 336-3838
The Laurels 335-4455
Cobblestone 377-2801
Hidden Lake 374-3866
4-23-72-4

1BD/1BA avail NOW in 2bd/2.5ba condo.
Everything incl. (except BR furnishings).
Cable, internet, 4 bus routes, near campus.
$515 + 1/2 utils. Must see, great condition.
Call Chris (561)445-9034. 1-29-07-30-4

Female grad student wanted to share spa-
cious 3/2 house. Convenient to UF, Shands
& vet school, very quiet neighborhood,4-Lge
privacy fenced yard. Clean/friendly pets may
be considered sorry no cats. 352-359-3165
1-18-08-19-4

Roommate needed to share 2/2 Greenwich
Green apartment with 1 male student. Quiet.
Responsible. Dog lover. $500 includes utili-
ties. Avail now. Call Zack 904-535-2472 or
904-534-9270 1-14-08-14-4

Private BR in nice 3 BR home, Wifi & util. incl.
Close to Royal Plaza, UF Law & bus. Prefer
grad student. No pets or inside smoking.
$575. Avail. Jan. 1 561-339-1568 1-9-08-
10-4

1 BR/BA in 2 BR/BA. BRAND NEW. Jackson
Square. 30 second walk to campus. 10
ft. ceilings, prvt balcony. Cable, Internet,
Utilities Incl. $850/month. Call 561-912-0190
ASAP 2-8-08-30-4

Female roommate for 3/2 with DW, W/D.
Aprox 3 mi N of UF. $450/mo utilities in-
cluded. 352-207-6430 1-10-08-10-4

Female roommate to share 2br/2ba Polos of
Gainesville, 2330 SW Williston Rd 400+45
utilities, W/D ref pool bus lines. Avail 1/1/08
to 7/31/08. Call Helen 904-641-6219, 904-
333-0870 2-12-08-30-4

Female for private room in spacious, fur-
nished Duck Pond house with 2 other female
UF students. $375 or $425 with priv bath. Pay
1/3 util. Free WiFi. No pets/smoking. (305)
304-4588. 1-14-08-10-4

Nice house 4 bed 2 bath. $300 a f*;Onth
excluding cable and utilities. $300 deposit.
352-267-4102 2-13-08-30-4

M or F Roomated needed at Point West Apt.
Rent is 345$ plus cable/electric. VERY close
to campus!! Move in Dec, pay no rent until
Jan 321-750-3632 1-8-5-4

Master BR, private bath. 1 year old
upscale, top floor unit.Safe complex with
elevator.Washer and dryer. 2 blocks 5 UF.
$565.00 plus 1/3 of utilities. 770-355-9571
404-216-5758 1-23-08-15-4








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2 rooms avail in 4BR/3BA huge 2500 sq ft
beautiful home. Jacuzzi, wireless, hd plasma,
1 mi N of UF & much morel $420 + utils. Trust
ukthis will be your 1st choice. Call now! 813-
244-8472, 813-714-4202 1-8-08-4-4

PERFECT 4 GRAD/MED/INTL STUDENTS
Avail immediately. Large room w/pvt bath in
large quiet home 5 min to UF. $550/mo + uitls
. W/D, CH/AC. Newly decorated. Call 352-
284-0979 1-17-08-10-4

Roommate needed in Marchwood 2/2. Close
tfeoUF & Butler Plaza, reserved parking, wood
floors, w/d, cable tv & internet. $550/mo util
incl.(321)591-7067 1-11-08-5-4

Room for Rent 4.6 mi from UF. 3bd/1ba
house between 8th & 16th Ave N of 34th
St. Fenced backyard. Tile floor. Screened
in patio. Washer & Dryer Avail. Cox Cable/
Internet. $400 mo. + 1/2 util. $450 sec dep.
Avail Jan 1st. Call Clint at 727-417-9698.
1-11-08-5-4

room for rent 3BD/2BA house in High Springs
own bath. $600/month includes all tilities etc.
$400 deposit, 6 month lease terms flexible.
Very quiet neighborhood 352-222-1215 1-,
11-08-5-4

NS Female to share 2/2 condo in Treehouse
Village on bus line. Newly remodeled. Fully
fum. except for bedroom. WD. Avail. now.
$430 per month + 1/2 util. Prefer short term
rental. 321-266-7069 or 321-213-5059. 1-
15-08-7-4

Horse Property! Share house on 10 acres
just west of Newberry with 25 year old
female. $300 per room (2 rooms avail) or
$500 for both rooms. Rent includes utilities
and board of one horse. Additional horses
and other animals negotiable. 978-729-9365
angel@angelsanimals.com 1-11-08-5-4

Spring Sublease Roommate wanted, 4
bdrm/2 bath house across street from UF
law school. Make money on gamedays in the
fall for football parking $500/mo inc. utilities,
call Alison 260-515-1871 1-25-08-14-4

Great Deal, Poolside Condo, 1 Female
student needed to share in 4 Bdrm/4bath
Condo. Own room,bath,closet. W/D,Cable/I-
oetclose to UF/SFCC. Bus route 35&9. $435
Mth Furn, $410w/o. Uti w/cap. Jan-July,386-
676-9703/386-233-0011 1-11-5-4

Non-smoking F roommate needed for 1/1 of
2/2.5 townhome condo in very nice private
neighborhood 2 mi from UF. W/D in condo.
Rent incl cable, hi speed internet, water,
elec, $500/mo w/$500 dep. 904-703-7262
1-18-08-10-4

Male to share furn house 3BR/2BA w/yng
prof. $400/mo+1/2 utils Directv, ph, wireless,
vonage, elec, W/D inccl w/office space & pvt
BA morn Ig yard fenced pets ok trees, wood-
deck, hottub, pond, 15 min drive to UF, close
to bus, lakeview estates 352-682-6297 Ken
2-4-20-4

Capstone Quarters. Looking for one room-
mate asap. 2BR/2BA, walkin closets, all
amenities. Very clean and easy to live with.
$470 per month + 1/2 utilties. Call Jay 954-
907-6921 1-14-5-4

2 rooms in nice 4BR/3BA.home. Cox cable
& ethernet, DW, W/D, non-smoker, no pets.
21 or older please. $450 utils incl for master;
$375 utils incl for other room. 328-4995 1-
14-5-4

Attractive 1 BR/1 BA in 3BR/3BA in Rockwood
Villas. Walking distance to pool. Easy access
to bus rts to SFCC & UF. $475/mo + utils. A
great place to live. Call 352-339-6176 1-28-
08-14-4

Close to UF. Responsible individual needed
to-thare beautiful 4BR/2BA house w/
washer/dryer. Rent $325/mo plus share of
utilities and security deposit. Call (352)-328-
4210. 1-14-08-5-4 .

Female roommate(s) 4br/4ba condo 1 mi
from UF, $435/mo util inc, pool & more,
beautifully renovated on bus route 494-4943
1-16-08-7-4

1BR in 3BR/3BA townhouse located in
Roekwood Villas. Furn avail. Nice place.good
parking,washer,dryer,cable,and fast internet!
$535/month.Call Steve@386-299-8366.No
jerks please. 1-22-10-4


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home and much more in the ALLIGATOR
CLASSIFIEDSI Reach thousands of pos-
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Matt Price Campus Realty, 352-281-3551
4-23-72-5-5


NEW CONDOS -WALK to UF
3 BIks to UF. For Info on ALL 1, 2, 3, 4
Bedrooms for Sale, Call Eric Leightmnan,
Campus Realty at 352-219-2879. 4-23-72-5




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There's something for every lifestyle. 1-
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NEW 1,2&3BR Condos Starting at $159K
By UF. Gated. Covered, assigned parking
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Bosshardt Realty Services, Inc.
352-494-0194 & 352-316-5556
1-14-73-5


I BUY PROPERTY
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Anytime, anywhere. Quick closing.
Let me buy your problem. 352-278-9347
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18-5


GATOR PLACE CONDOS
2/1, w/d, 800 sq ft, 1 1/2 miles to Shands.
3600 SW 23rd St. $84,900 or rent for $650/
mo 352-372-0507 4-23-72-5


2/2 w/garage; designer-remodeled
new appliances. 1928 SW 73 St. $152,900.
Call (352) 331-1617. 1-14-07-15-5


GRADUATING AND MOVING TO NEW
YORK CITY?? CALL BRYAN HARR, CLASS
OF '98 FROM THE ACOCELLA GROUP AT
646-300-5017. SAYYOU WERE REFERRED
BY THIS AD AND SAVE!!l 1-31-21-5


Vintage House For Sale
226 NW 19th Ave 2br 2ba
Great location close to the Univ &
Everything New, New kitchen with
pliances including dishwasher, Cent
& Air, All electric. Fresh paint inside
Large fenced manicured yard, shed
pen in back. Canopy carport. Mus
Asking $86,500.00. Call 352-281-5
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New 2, 3, & 4BR Upscale Condos
with unique Architectural detailing. Starting at
$2145,000 Opening August 2008. 352-373-
7959 www.cottagegroveatgainesville.com
4-23-08-72-5


BED QUEEN $110 ORTHOPEDIC
Extra thick, pillow-top, mattress & box. Name
brand, new, still in plastic. Call 352-372-7490
will deliver. 4-23-08-72-6

BED FULL SIZE $85 ORTHOPEDIC
Pillow-top mattress & box. New, unused, still
in plastic w/warranty. Can deliver. Call 352-
377-9846 4-23-08-72-6

MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT $375
Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must
sell. Can deliver. Retail $1600. 352-372-7490
4-23-08-72-6

BED KING $170 PILLOWTOP
mattress & box springs. Orthopedic rated.
Name brand, new, .never been used, in
plastic with warranty. Call 352-372-8588 Can
deliver. 4-23-08-72-6

CHERRY SLEIGH BED solid with Pillowtop
Mattress & Box. All new still boxed. Cost
$1500, sacrifice $450 352-333-7516

Sofa $175 Brand new in pkg 333-7516
4-23-72-6

BEDROOM SET. 7pc Cherry, Queen/ king
bed, dresser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, chests
avail. Dovetail const. New, in boxes. Can de-
liver. Retail $6500, must sell, sacrifice $1100
(352) 372-7490 4-23-08-71-6

SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather.
Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail
$2650. Sacrifice $750. Call 352-377-9846
4-23-08-72-6

DINING ROOM Beautiful cherry set w/table,
6 Chippendale chairs, hutch & buffet. New,
still in boxes. Retail $5200, sacrifice $1100.
Must sell. Can deliver. 352-372-8588 4-23-
72-6

FUTON Solid oak mission-style frame w/
mattress. New, in box. $140 332-9899

DINETTE SET 5pc $85 Brand new in box.
Never used. 352-377-9846 4-23-72-6

**BEDS ALL BRAND NEW"
**Full $80 Queen $100 King $170**
Orthopedic pillow-top sets. Brand name
matching sets not used or refurbished. Still
in plastic, direct from factory! 352-333-7516.
4-23-72-6

BED- QUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mat-
tress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand
new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver.
$120 352-377-9846. 4-23-72-6

Bed- All New King! 3pc Orthopedic pillowtop
mattress set. Brand NEW, still in plastic with
warranty. Can deliver. $200 352-333-7516.
4-23-72-6


BEDROOM SET- $300 BRAND NEW
Still in boxes! 6 pieces include: Headboard,
2 Nightstands, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must
sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 4-23-08-
72-6

FUTON $60 Solid Oak Mission Style. With
plush mattress $140. All brand NEW still in
box. Can deliver. 352-333-7516 4-23-72-6

Pool Table Gorgeous 8" All wood table.
Leather pockets, Italian 1" slate, carved legs.
Brand new still in crate. MUST SELL Retail
$5500. Sell $950. Can deliver 352-377-9846
4-23-72-6
Hot Tub/Spa $1295 Brand New Loaded!
Waterfall, LED lights, cupholders, 110-v
energy efficient with warranty. Free delivery,
MUST SELL 352-372-8588 4-23-72-6
Bed-FULL size pillowtop mattress & box.
New, in plastic, warr. Can del. $90 317-4031

Sofa $185 Brand new! Love seat $150 still in
pkg. Can del 352-333-7516 4-23-72-6




CASH PAID FOR LAPTOPS
Working or not, Joel
www.pcrecycle.biz 336-0075 4-23-72-7


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


PARKING:
Private, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF.
Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-538-
2181. Can leave mssg. 4-23-08-72-10

UF SURPLUS EQUIPMENT AUCTIONS
are underway...
bikes, computers, printers, vehicles and
more. All individuals interested in bidding go
to: http://www.surplus.ufl.edu/online/
4-23-72-10

$2300-STORE CREDIT
SOLUTIONS BRIDAL DESIGN HOUSE
will sell at sustantial reduced price. 904-502-
7929 1-8-5-10


*Erving K, COIN OP. POOL TABLE $600
*51" PHILLIPS WIDESCREEN HDTV $500

352-473-8037 1-11-5-10

PARKING
24/7. 60 sec to UF. Sold by semester. Lowest
rate in area. Close to buisiness college &
general classrooms. Call 352-538-2454 1-
18-08-9-10


** SCOOTERS **
RPM MOTORCYCLES INC
SALES, SERVICE, PARTS
Many Brands Available 518 SE 2nd St.
www.RPMmotorcycles.com 377-6974
4-23-08-72-11

*****New Scooters 4 Less*****
Motor Scooter Sales and Service!
Great Scooters, Service & Prices!
118 NW 14th Ave, Ste D, 336-1271
www.NS4L.com
4-23-08-72-11

***GatorMoto*** Our new state of
the art facility will be completed this Spring!
We have new scooters starting at $999. lyr
Warranties. We also service ALL brands of
scooters. Pickup Available. Low Labor Rates.
Free estimates. 376-6275 GatorMoto.com
4-23-08-72-11-

SCOOTER SERVICE
New Scooters 4 Less has LOW service rates!
Will service any make/model. Close to UF!
Pick-ups avail $19.99 oil changes!! 336-1271
4-23-72-11

SWAMP CYCLES
CLOSE TO CAMPUS
534 SW 4th Ave.
Scooters, E-bikes, Offroad, & Accessories!!
Best Prices and Customer Service!!
www.swampcycles.com
4-23-71-1,1

***www.BuyMyScooter.com***
Buy A New Scooter, Buy A Used Scooter
All on one site! Check the website or call
336-1271 for more info! 4-23-08-72-11

GATORMOTO is Gainesville's number 1
service facility. We repair ALL brands of
scooters. Pickups available. Lowest labor
rates around. Quickest turnaround time. Run
by Gator Grads so we know how to treat our
customers! 376-6275 4-23-08-72-11


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AutosWanted Help Wanted


BACK TO SCHOOL SCOOTER
CLEARANCE AT NEW SCOOTERS 4 LESS
Brand New 2007 Models
Full warranties! Limited #Avail!
336-1271 1-31-18-11

Honda 1100 Shadow Sabre 02
23K excellent condition 50 mpg $4900 obo
Joel 336-0075 1-11-5-11

3 New Electric Mopeds/Scooters
Burgundy, Blue, & Black. $689/ea.
Call 352-284-7174 Other models also
available at www.relectricscooters.com
4-23-71-11

2000 Yamaha Razz Scooter
Runs great. $600. For small person only.
(352) 692-4419. 1-11-08-5-11


*FAST CASH PAID FOR ANY CAR*
*Running or not!*
*NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS
*Over 10 yr svc to UF students
*Call Don @ 215-7987 4-23-72-12

CARS -CARS Buy*SellSTrade
Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes
Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars
3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com
CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150
4-23-72-12

OVER 50 IMPORTS UNDER $10,000
SELECT MOTOR CAR
THE YELLOW BUILDING
2715 N MAIN 377-1616
www.selectmotorcar.us
4-23-08-72-12


$500! POLICE IMPOUNDS!
HONDAS, CHEVYS, TOYOTAS, ETC.
For listings 800-366-9813 ext 4622
4-23-72-12

JUNK CARS HAULED AWAY!
***0 FREE 0 FREE FREE* FREE*O*
MUST HAVE TITLE METRO GNV ONLY!
CALL DON 215-7987 4-23-72-12

CARS FROM $29/MO!
Hondas Chevys 0 Jeeps and more!
$0 Down, 36 Months @ 8.5% apr.
For listings call 800-366-9813 ext 9765
4-23-72-12

**HEADLINERS SAGGING?**
POWER WINDOWS DON'T WORK?
On site available. Call Steve 352-226-1973
4-23-08-72-12

*FAST CASH PAID*
For any car, truck, or SUV Running or not.
'94 and up. Call Segovia 352-284-8619 4-
23-72-12

1997 NISSAN ALTIMA SE
Sedan, 69k automatic, AC, black with
gray cloth, power everything, very clean,
$4400/OBO. 352-514-1800 email for pics
lunadog@cox.net 1-9-9-12

BE AN INSPIRATION!
Take a blind lady to Mass on Sundays and for
walks and shopping as needed. We'll have
lots of fun! And you will make a new friend!
Contact 219-6948. 1-18-08-10-13

1969 Chevrolet Camaro SS Price 5000 USD,.
350 Engine and Transmission, Ext Blue/Int
Black, Automatic, Clear Title, pictures/details
contact:kevinanderson@live.com /(651)
2229603 1-15-08-7-12


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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. 4-23-
72-13

BE AN INSPIRATION!
Take a blind lady to Mass on Sundays and for
walks and shopping as needed. We'll have
lots of fun! And you will make a new friend!
Contact 219-6948. 1-11-08-72-13

UF GRAD PAYS MORE
for gold jewelry, scrap gold, Rolex, diamonds,
guitars, etc. Top $$$. Get my offer before you
sell! Call Jim 376-8090 or 222-8090 4-23-
72-13

***VOLUNTEERS WANTED***
***HORSES HELPING PEOPLE***
is seeking volunteers for therapy
and horseback riding program. Visit
horseshelpingpeople.org for info. 1-11-5-13


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
the independent florida

alligator

RETAIL ADVERTISING MANAGER
We are looking for a motivated, energetic
and sales driven individual to train a stu-
dent 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
condisered for an interview. Send to: General
Manager, The Independent Florida Alligator,
POB 14257, Gainesville, FL. 32604 Or email
tcarey@alligator.org. No phone calls. EOE.

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What's black and white and
"read" all over???
The Independent Florida Alligator
And you can be part of the sales team of
the largest college newpaper in the
country by applying to become an
ADVERTISING INTERN
(this is a non-paid spring position-
requiring 10-15 hours per week
possibly leading to a paid sales position)
If you are a UF or
SFCC student available
to work both spring AND summer and are
eager to gain valuable sales experience,
stop by the Alligator. 1105 W. University
Avenue, to fill out an application and
class schedule by Jan 11th. We will contact
you for an interview opportunity to
get your career jump started! EEO/AA
1-11-5-08-6-14

the independent florida

alligator

CIRCULATION DEPARTMENT
Duties include placing, moving and main-
taining alligator news racks that are on
campus and around the city. Some heavy
lifting. Must be able to drive Alligator van.
Must have good driving record. Various light
maintenance duties around the office. 12-15
hours per week, between 8am 4pm. Must
maintain a schedule. No phone calls. Apply
at office, 1105 W. University Ave. EEO/AA
1-11-5-08-6-14


LIKE TO WORK WITH LUXURY CARS?
Bright? Enthusiastic? Like people? Must be
over 22, stable work history, clean driving
record, drug-free, perssonal references.
www.carrsmith.com for details. 4-23-72-14

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
4-23-72-14

Students in Accounting, Aviation, Business/
Sales and computer science needed for vari-
ous positions. Flexible schedules and com-
petitive pay. Join our team! Learn more at
www.gleim.com/employment 4-23-08-72-14

BARTENDING
$250 A DAY POTENTIAL
No experience necessary, training provided.
800-965-6520 ext 138 4-23-72-14

SECRET SHOPPERS
Needed for evaluations of
Local Stores, Restaurants and Theaters
Flexible Hours, Training Provided
Call 1-800-585-9024 ext 6254
4-23-08-72-14

GATOR DOMINOS
$12 15/Hour DRIVERS
$6.67 $7.40/H'our INSIDERS
$8.35-$9.40/hr MANAGERS in training
Apply online at www.gatordominos.com/jobs
Or at any of the 6 locations. 4-23-08-72-14

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. Learn more at
www.gatordominos.com 4-23-72-14

COMMERCIAL CALL CENTER
Phone reps needed ASAP Political & Corp
Campaigns. Up to $9/hr + bonus potential.
352/371-5888 X111, 4112 NW 22 Dr. 4-
23-72-14

www.gatorsneedjobs.com
Paid survey takers needed in Gainesville.
100% FREE to join. Click on surveys.
2-11-71-14

PARADIGM PROPERTIES
Leasing Specialist, PT
Sales & customer service exp.
EOE, DFWP
220 N. Main; 352-375-2152 X301 x301
www.teamparadigm.com
4-23-72-14

DELIVERY DRIVERS up to $12/hr.
KITCHEN HELP $7.00-$7.25/hr.
CALIFORNIA CHICKEN GRILL 378-2442
4-23-72-14

INSIDE SALES PEOPLE
Fora major telecom company. Flexible hours.
PT or FT. No nights or weekends. Bilingual a
plus. EEOC. 372-2051 4-23-72-14

EARN $60 THIS WEEK!
Donate Plasma & Save a Life
$$$$$$$$$$$$
Best part-time job you'll ever have.
NEW DONORS
Bring this Ad and Earn an
Extra $5 on Your 2nd Donation.
DCI Biologicals 150 NW6th St.
352-378-9204
4-23-08-72-14

PARK PLACE CAR WASH
Now Hiring FT & PT positions available.
Great environment, flexible hours. Apply in
person 7404 NW4th Blvd-Across from Home
Depot 4-23-08-72-14

**GATOR MOVING**
P/T, F/T, flex hrs. Good pay, tips
advancement. Apply 505 NW 53rd Ave B/T
Maiin NW 13 St. Bring friend to work with.
4-23-08-72-14


UF Survey Research Center
Telephone Interviewers
NO SALES
$7.50-$8.00/hr + Bonus
Student and Non-Student Positions-'
Great Resume Builder
352-392-2908 Ext 105
408 W. University Ave suite 106
12-05-07-35-14

Leaders Wanted. Afraid to make money? I'll
scare you to death! CALL NOW!
800-631-2648 11--30-07-20-14


Long hair models sought for expose on
the allure of natural long hair. Models waist
length and longer, no cutting, & no exp. ness.
$60-200 per shoot www.longhair.org 352 792
1824 1-9-08-21-14

If You're Not Earning
$500 A Day Part Time, visit
www.YouBenefitNow.com 8-15-07-5-14

$10-12/hour
Mortgage lender has immediate openings
for college students for telephone sales posi-
tions. No exp required. Flex hours. Apply in
person between 5 & 8 pm, Mo-Fr 1900 SW
34th St. Ste 206 (2nd fir above credit union)
1-11-08-22-14

Afternoon NANNIES NEEDED
ASAP start at 12pm, 1pm, 2 pm
5 days/wk thru Spring; good $$$
Noah's Ark Nanny e-mail resume,pix,
schedule to gnv@nanoneone.comr 1-11-
07-10-14

NERO'S ITALIAN RESTAURANTE
Now hiring exp servers & counter, assistant
manager, PT/FT cook. Please apply at 5240
NW 34th St. Across from YMCA 1-29-07-
30-14

Floor Cleaning Technician, PT job 3 hrs. /
5 days a wk. at grocery store. Duty: sweep,
scrub, mop and buff the floor. Experienced
only. Pay $35 per service on start. Apply:
job@maintenance7.com or 352-613-7898
1-8-15-14

MICROBIOLOGY LABORATORY
TECHNICIANS NEEDED. PART .TIME
POSITIONS STARTING PAY $8, tLL
TIME POSITIONS ALSO AVAILABLE.
EMAIL RESUME TO Aaronh@abcr.com
1-11-17-14

Brand new mother run co. looking for nur-
turing caregivers with flex scheds for on-
demand child care. Call 331-5233 or apply
online @ www.OnCallMoms.com 1-9-14-14

RGIS INVENTORY SPECIALIST
* Year-round hourly Work
* Immediate openings
* $8 an hour to start
Apply online at RGIS.COM
Or by phone at 352-861-7004 1-18-08-
19-14






Have a GPA of at least a 3.6 or higher and
want to earn some extra money? We might
just have the job for. you. We are looking
for note takers for spring 2008. Contact us:
37-notes, info@HowlGotAnA.Com 1-11-
08-14-14

Part Time work for Full Time Pay
Telephone Sales Reps
Evening Hrs, No Weekends, Up to $25/hr.,
Paid Training, Paid Weekly
Leave Message @ 352-377-2573 1-18-08-
15-14

High Fashion NY Jewelry
designer looking for campus coed
reps. Visit www.wendyculpepper.
com/ to view the line. Email:
sales@wendyculpepper.com today. 1-14-
08-10-14

JACK DANIELS PROMOTIONAL MODEL is
needed. Must be 21 years old
Pay starts at $20/hr
Email Katie at kdenlinger@thehivein..com
or call 352-219-7774. Please attach a picture
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Veterinary Technician positions (FT & PT)
available. Experience required. Fax resume
to (352)466-4267 or email to micanopyvet@
bellsouth.net 1-8-07-5-14

ptnanny needed for ten month old son at our
home in Village at Haile starting Jan. 22,2008.
Must be avail wed.& thurs.from 1:30p-8:30p
background & references will be checked.
Send resume to jennygutwein@yahoo.com
or call 317-847-4331 (email preferred). 1-
8-3-14

YMCA
Get paid to play at the YMCA Childcare
'Counselor, Gymnastics Coaches, Wellness
Attendants a.m., Aerobics Instructor, Front
Desk Attendants 352-374-9622 1-8-08-3-14

GatorMoto's service center is looking for a
part time mechanic to service motor scoot-
ers. Must have knowledge of 2 and 4 stroke
engines. Training will be provided. Please
call 352-376-6275 for more information. 1-
17-08-10-14

Classroom Aide-min AA/ Aftrschi aide MWF
ESE/ Language Arts Teacher. Handy Man/
Maintenance 3 hrs a week. Fax Resume
by 1/14 to (352) 335-1575. Conducting
Interviews 1/15-1/17.Einstein Montessori
School 5930 SW Archer Rd 1-9-08-3-14'

Leasing Agents Needed
Large student community looking for mo-
tivated and high energy people to join our
team. PIT or F/T available. Prior experience
preferred, but not necessary. Fax resume to
352-377-1476 or email lsmith@ucommonsc
ondos.com 1-18-14-14

P/T Leasing Consultant
Apply in person at Mt. Vemon Apts. DFWP,
2370 SWArcher Road. 4-23-07-72-14

O'CONNELL CENTER
NOW HIRING

*Concerts Banquets Sports Events*

Need extra money? Want to work sporting
events, concerts, and other fun events?
Leam while you work! We are now hiring
student assistants to work various events;
offering flexible schedules. Great reference.
Great experience. Make life-long friends.
AgJy. @ Rm 1302 at the O'Connell Center.
Applications due by Jan 14th at 5pm. 1-11-
5-14

Caregiver needed for 24 yr old disabled girl.
Must have personal low-profile vehicle (ie,
no SUV's). Duties incl toileting & companion
services. UF student preferred. Mon thru Fri
5:30p.m. to 8:30p.m. $10/hr. Luxurious work
conditions. Call 377-1306. 1-11-5-14

Tutors needed .1-on-1 tutoring at risk elem
school students. 1-4 afternoons/wk $9.50/hr
15-20 min S of UF. Fed work study req. for
employment. Volunteers welcome. For info
contact Sally 352-384-1155; st23@cox.net
1-11-08-5-14


NUw ninliy
Experienced Notetakers and Editors
SPRING 2008
Apply Online atwww.SmokinNotes.com
1-18-08-10-14

CHEER COACH to teach
Children's 8-week cheerleading program
One day per week in Gianesville
Call 866-236-2767 or email
cheerusaco@sbcglobal.net
1-11-08-5-14

Brand Protection Agency
Internet Researchers and
letter managment technicians needed
for our growing Gainesville office.
Pay starts at 8.00/hr FT 9am-6pm (M-F) Exp.
in MS Office, and Intemet.
Resumes: dave.busch@netenforcers.com
1-11-08-5-14

administrative fulltime position at a
Gainesville sports apparel company, strong
computer skills necessary, excellent growth
potential. Call CB Vaughan 802.598.3388
1-18-08-10-14


ATTENTION SCIENCE MAJORS
Kaplan Test Prep & Admissions is currently
hiring Science Teachers & Tutors. Kaplan
offers flexible schedules, competitive pay,
extensive training and a benefits package for
part-time employees and their dependents
after just 30 days of service. For more infor-
mation call 352-377-0014 or e-mail katherine
.puller@kaplan.com 1-11-08-5-14

Work on Campus!
Gator Dining Services, located on the
UF campus, has immediate openings
for cooks, cashiers, bakers, line servers,
dishwashers & utility workers. Must have
exceptional customer service skills. Apply
online at www.gatordining.com or in person
at the Racquet Club Dining Center, located
on Fletcher Drive. EEO/Drugfree Workplace.
1-11-08-5-14

Want Your Weekends Back?
Gator Dining Services, located on the
UF campus, is looking for experienced
Fast Food Shift Supervisors. We offer
a set schedule, competitive pay, ben-
efits and a great working environment.
Apply online at www.gatordining.com http:
//www.gatordining.com/ or in person at the
Racquet Club Dining Center, located on
Fletcher Drive. EEO/Drugfree Workplace
1-11-08-05-14

Banquet Staff:
Classic Fare Catering, operating on the UF
campus, is seeking banquet staff andsu-
pervisors. Must have exceptional customer
service skills. We offer flexible hours,training,
competitive pay and a great working environ-
ment. Apply online atwww.gatordining.com
EEO/Drugfree Workplace.1-11-08-5-14

P/T NANNY FOR INFANT & SMALL
CHILD. 11a-6p on thurs and 6a-6p any
other weekday/flexible. $10/hr. Background
and references checked. Email resume to
jgh.2004@gmail.com 1-11-08-5-14

Starting Jan 2008 Seeking highly moti-
vated, diligent team player for fast paced
biotech environment in early stage company
located at the BDI in Alachua, FL.
Clinical sample processing experience
highly desirable or B.Sc. or M.Sc. degree
with significant laboratory experience.
Job includes routine clinical sample
analysis by ELISA, database entry and
quality control. Send cover letter and re-
sume to: BANYAN BIOMARKERS, Attn:
Dr. Monika Oil, Associate Director R&D,
moli@BanyanBio.com 1-17-08-9-14

SOFTWARE DEVELOPERS
VIDEO TECH
TECH SUPPORT
SHIPPING TECH
ADMIN ASST
PROOFREADER
WORD PROCESSING
ACCOUNTING RESEARCH
SALES CONSULTANTS
SEO
GRAPHIC DESIGNER
NETWORK ASST
Send resume to hr@gleim.com
www.gleim.com
1-18-08-10-14

Mountain Dew Reps Needed
Be a leader this spring Get paid to promote
a brand while gaining real world experi-
ence. Only 2 positions available. Go to
www.repnation.com/dewcrew to apply 1-
18-10-14

PT RUNNER NEEDED FOR LAW OFFICE.
Exp preferred. M-F -1-5:30. Dependabel
transportation. Fax resume to 352-376-4645
or email: attys@smslawfirm.com 1-31-08-
18-14

Seeking person of Greek lineage to help me
learn conversational Greek. Call Michael
828-557-9464. Pay/trade 1-14-5-14


Barbers & Stylists
At 1115 W. University Ave 352-380-0304
1-14-5-14

NANNY JOBS !!! PT/FT
many different schedules needed: 10 to
45 hrs/wk e-mail resume,pix, schedule to
gnv@nanoneone.com Noah's Ark Nanny
1-29-15-14


MWF Nannies needed asap
10 to 25 hrs/wk; e-mail resume,pix, schedule
to gnv@nanoneone.com Noah's Ark Nanny
1-22-10-14

NANNY FOR NEWBORN
M, W, TH 12noon to 4pm & Tues 9-
4pm; e-mail resume, pix, schedule to
gnv@nanoneone.com Noah's Ark Nanny
1-22-10-14

The HoneyBaked Ham Co & Cafe is now
accepting applications for sales counter,
sandwich prep & production. Starting pay
$7/hr. Apply at 618 NW 60th St. (Behind
McDonalds off Newberry Rd) 352-331-1253
1-14-08-5-14

Dragonfly Sushi & Sake Company
High volume, up-scale dinning restaurant
now hiring ambitious, energetic, friendly,
and reliable team members with excellent
customer service for HOST, BAR, and
KITCHEN (SUSHI, HOTLINE, PREP) posi-
tions, P/T & FIT. Exp preferred. Earn
great pay while having funill Apply in
person at 201 SE 2nd Ave #104, Union St.
Station. No calls please. 1-22-10-14

Dragonfly Rolls 'n Bowls
Successful entrepreneurial .business seek-
ing motivated and team oriented individuals
for CASHIER/HOST & PREP positions,
P/T & FIT. Learn how to make sushi and
much more in a fun, diverse, and high-paced
environment. Strong work ethic and excel-
lent customer service are an absolute must.
Weekday lunch availability highly sought
after. Come and join our family! Apply in
person at 3117 SW 34th St #1, University
Towne Center (next to Carrabbas). No calls
please 1-22-10-14.

The -Princeton Review is hiring MCAT
Teachers, $15-45/hour. Applicants must
score in the 95th percentile and commit to
teaching one year. Send resume and test
scores to DanielleJ@review.com. 1-14-08-
5-14

FT/PT Retail sales clerk. Non-smoker, able to
lift 50lbs. Pinch A Penny 7100 W University
Ave. Apply in person 1-28-08-14-14

Westside Animal Hospital seeks vet techs
&receptionists.Must be mature,outgoing,self
motivating,quick learner &detail oriented.Exp
pref,not req.Apply at 5508 NW 13th St. with
Spring '08 schedule.376-1373 for more info.
1-14-5-14

Ben & Jerry's seeks outgoing, motivated in-
dividuals with their own transportation. Must
thrive in a fast paced working environment
and appreciate cleanliness and organization.
Email resumes & class schedule to jen@gain
esvillesbesticecream.com. 1-14-5-14

Homework Coach
For 13 year old girl with Dyslexia & ADD
symptoms. Sunday-Thurs. afternoons.
Call Lorraine
352-332-0566 1-8-08-1-14

Summer Jobs
$2100
Co-ed camp
Room and Board included

Get Paid to Playl
The Florida Elks Youth Camp (FEYC) needs
male and female summer camp counselors
ages 18 and up. FEYC is an over-night camp
located off of Highway 450 in Umatilla, FL.
The camp runs June 9 July 26. Please
contact Krys Ragland at 1-800-523-1673
Ext. 251 or 253 455-4267 4-23-71-14.


IMPORT AUTO REPAIR.BMW, Mercedes, ,,
Porsche, Volvo, VW, Honda, Toyota, Nissan,
Mazda. Quality craftsmanship, reasonable
prices, near UF, AAA approved 378-7830
www.carrsmith.com 4-23-72-15

HYPNOTIST Stop smoking. Improve
memory & concentration. Elminate bad hab-
its, Past life regression. Learn self hypnosis.
Low Student Rates. Leonard Umans AAPH,
NGH certified 379-1079 4-23-72-15


EVERGLADE EQUESTRIAN CENTER
The countryclub for horses & owners.
Customer lounge w/full kitchen & bath. 250' x
160' riding ring, round pen & jump paddock.
Lessons. 30 acres, 40 matted stalls, 19 sepa-
rate paddocks. 24-hr security, 352-591-3175
everglade-eqestrian.com 4-23-72-15

Want to be a CNA? Don't want to wait?
Express Training Services can get you certi-
fied under 3 wks! Hands-on exp, no videos.
Day/eve/wkend. Class sizes limited. 338-
1193 for details. expresstrainingservices.com
4-23-07-72-15

PERSONAL TRAINING 300
Personal and Group Training
Flexible Scheduling Exclusive Facility
Call for a free workout
339-2199
4-23-72-15

TLC HORSEBOARD
All facilities & amenities, quality instruc-
tion; 15 minutes from UF. Jan at 376-7762.
Greathouse Equestrian Ctr. 8-13-72-15

** GATOR MOVING & STORAGE **
Ask about the student special!
10 Free Boxes ($35 valuel.
FL Reg Ml 19 One item or a houseful!
Call Now! 352-374-4791, 800-797-6766
4-23-08-72-15


INJURED?
Law Office of Robert Dixon
Call 352-870-0917
4-23-72-15


RESUMES! Quailty Editing, Writing,
Typesetting, Printing. RESUME CITY'S
Services from $34.95. Gator owned since
1981. E mail your resume for FREE analysis
and review: RESUMECITYUSA@AOL.Com
2-11-08-55-15

**AWARDS & PERSONALIZED GIFTS**
Plaques 0 Name Badges Cups 0 Etc.
Best Selection In Town
www.signpower.com
SignMasters 335-7000
3-5-60-15

***GREAT BANNERS & SIGNS***
Custom Posters Exhibits 0 Awards
Top Quality 0 Fast Service 0 Low Prices
www.signpower.com
SignMasters 335-7000
3-5-60-15

LOOKING FOR TUTORS!!!
New online website is connecting students
and tutors all for FREE! Create your free tu-
tor profile and gain more clients.
www.TutorMeGainesville.com 1-14-10-15

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Gators ready for Hendrix


HOOPS, from page 16

last couple of years. I don't think
there's any question about that,"
he said. "I believe Alabama will
play their best game of the year
against us, and that's a great
thing for our young guys with
an understanding that you're
getting the other team's best
will hopefully bring out the best
in you."
The Gators
will have
their hands
full with
6-foot-9 for-
ward Richard
Hefidrix. The
junior is
Speights averaging a
, -double-double on the season,
scoring 19.1points and grabbing
10.1 rebounds so far.
Speights will draw the dif-
ficult matchup. The center has
played well lately, averaging
22 points and nine rebounds in
the previous two contests. The
sophomore said playing against
some of his former teammates
prepared him for any challenge.


"He's just a big guy," he said.
"He's physical, but he wasn't
as physical as Al Horford and
Chris (Richard), so I think I'm
ready."
Mitchell echoed his team-
mate's sentiments.
"We're going to treat him like
any other player," the sopho-
more said. "We're not going
to treat him like he's Michael
Jordan or something. He's able
to be stopped, just like anyone
else."
Three of Alabama's four
losses have been against ranked
teams, including a 70-60 loss
to then-No. 5 Georgetown.
However, the Tide were shocked
at home against Belmont on
SNov. 19, losing 85-83.
Mitchell said he thinks the
Gators are ready for the chal-
lenge, regardless of the compe-
tition.
"Alabama's a big, strong
team, but at the same time, we
may not have the physicality
and same size of those guys, but
we lace up our shoes the same
way that's how I see it," he
said.
"We're going to go out there
and play basketball."


WHOOPS, from page 16

Gardner, head coach at
Arkansas the past four seasons,
always looks forward to confer-
ence play.
"As soon as Temple ended,
I started getting excited about
Kentucky and SEC and starting
this great conference season,"
she said.
Gardner has seen a change in
the players over the non-confer-
ence slate. She was proud of the
fact that UF never let Temple
back into the game Saturday.
The Gators opened the game
with a 13-1 run and held an 11-
point lead at halftime. The Owls

JENNA, from page 16


did not come within single dig-
its during the final 19:28 of the
game.
"That's a maturation on our
players' parts," she said. "They
have matured
throughout the
course of the
season. We- are
Women's playing our
Basketball best basketball
at the most
important time
of the season, going into SEC
play."
Expectations will be much
higher than last season, when
the Gators entered conference
play 6-9 and struggled to a 2-12
league record.


titles in two seasons probably won't help, either.
"The team's going to be giving us their best shot
just because of what has happened in the past," for-
ward Dan Werner said. "It's not really anything we've
accomplished, so we've got to be ready for that and
the crowds and stuff they're going to get on us."
Ah, yes. When it comes to trash talking, SEC
crowds are hostile, and they make it personal.
When Matt Walsh still donned orange and blue,
anything was fair game even his Playboy bunny
girlfriend. Kentucky fans printed a huge picture of
her sporting "Cats" across her tube top, just to get
inside his head.


Both this year's and last
year's teams were 4-4 after eight
games. Last year's squad lost
their next two games, while this
year's team hasn't lost since.
"11-4 that is exceptional,
but at the ,same time, as any
coach would, we could really be
13-2," she said.
When Butler makes her
expected return Wednesday,
Gardner doesn't expect her to
show much pain.
"She'll work through these
next couple of days and she'll
rejoin the team and everything
will be the same," Gardner said.
"Because if there's someone
who can hide their emotions, it's
Coach Butler for sure."


After Walsh left, it was Joakim Noah's turn to bear
,the brunt of the negativity.
Without one standout guy on the team, I have a
feeling all the players are going to get a little hate.
Unfortunately for the Gators, their non-conference
schedule did little to prepare them for hostile environ-
ments.
They played one game away from the security of a
mostly Gator-loving crowd since the season started, a
game they managed to lose. The Gators need to learn
fast how to rise up when everyone isn't on their side.
So sure, UF might have a lot to overcome, but one
intangible that is never measured in all of this pre-
season mumbo jumbo is the size of the team's heart.
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their sleeves for the past two years. This team has the
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UF MEN'S BASKETBALL

Donovan prepares UF for 'Bama

ByDANNY KLEIN
Alligator Staff Writer
dklein@alligator.org


As Southeastern Conference play arrives, UF coach
Billy Donovan admitted he's a little embarrassed.
"I haven't seen one second of our league," Donovan
said. "I see scores or hear of records or things like that,
but I really do not ever watch games during this time
of the year."
Donovan isn't alone. The two-time defending na-
tional champion coach heads to Alabama tonight with
a group of players marching into uncharted ground.
UF's young and inexperienced roster features just
one player junior Walter Hodge who is familiar
with the grind and physicality typical of a hostile SEC
game.
The difference is that Donovan has been there be-
fore. The Gators (13-2) will have to lean on the advice
of their coach if they hope to compete in conference
play.
"It's hard to give them experiences.
Some of the stuff they have to go
through a little bit themselves."
Billy Donovan
UF men's basketball coach

"It's hard to give them experiences. Some of the
stuff they have to go through a little bit themselves,"
Donovan said. "For a lot of these guys, their only refer-
ence point to league play is last year and the role they
were in last year, whether it be in high school or guys
like'fan) Werner, (Jonathan) Mitchell and (Marreese)
Speights sitting on the bench."
The Gators head to Tuscaloosa to face a tough
Alabama (11-4) team looking to avenge a difficult loss
to the Gators last season, when UF rallied from 18
down to defeat the Crimson Tide.
Donovan said he expects Alabama to give UF its
best shot something he has adjusted to in recent
times.
"I still think we're going to get everybody's best
- game every nightbecause of what's happened here the
SEE HOOPS, PAGE 14


Jeremiah Stanley/ Alligator
UF center Marreese Speights will guard Alabama star forward Rich-
ard Hendrix, who ranks third in scoring in the SEC.


Gators must prove themselves in conference play


UF heads to Alabama tonight to kick
off its Southeastern Conference
schedule, but the biggest battle of
the rest of the season isn't going to be with
the opponents the Gators face.
Their greatest struggle will be with
themselves.
No one believes that UF is going to fin-
ish at the top of the heap again, and with
the way that Tennessee and Vanderbilt
are playing, even a veteran Gators squad
would be in a heated contest for the No.
1 spot.
So here's the test are the Gators
goit, to show what they're made of or


simply settle for
mediocrity?
I I think the
Gators are capable
of pulling off some
unexpected wins
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Floor Jenna-ral ing Vandy at the
jmarina@alligator.org O'Dome or roast-
ing the Razorbacks
in Arkansas. The
Razorbacks did lose to Appalachian State,
after all.
The Gators have enough talent, and
anything could happen if the guards can


muster a few hot shooting nights.
But UF also has to be able to handle the
grind of the SEC.
OK, so the league might not be having
its best year. Kentucky is adjusting to its
new coach, UF is recovering from its ros-
ter makeover and. LSU is still bemoaning
the losses of Glen Davis to the draft and
Tasmin Mitchell to ankle surgery.
But it's still the SEC, and UF's young
players have yet to face the level of com-
petition that they're about to.
The fact that UF has won two national

SEE JENNA, PAGE 14


Butler to


return for


SEC opener

By PHIL KEGLER
Alligator Staff Writer
pkegler@alligator.org

Susie Gardner knows the pain Amanda
Butler is going through.
Their grandmothers lived in the same
retirement center, and Gardner had met
the woman Butler affectionately called
MeeMaw.
Butler, the UF women's basketball
coach, traveled to Mt. Juliet, Tenn., late
Friday night to see her ill grandmother
and missed the team's game at Temple on
Saturday.
Viola Draper, in her late 90s, passed
away Saturday night.
Butler is expected to rejoin the team
Wednesday.
"I know the only
time Amanda, tough
Coach Butler, gets soft
is when she talks about
MeeMaw," said Gardner,
one of Butler's assistant
coaches. "I know per-
Butler sonally what she feels."
She said assistant to the
head coach Janna Magette has talked on
the phone with Butler numerous times,
including right after Saturday's game
during the walk from the locker room to
the bus.
Gardner has exchanged text messages
with Butler and spoke to her on the phone
Saturday night.
"She was, as always with me, jok-
ing and making fun and very strong,"
Gardner said. "At the same time, some
of her text messages I could feel the pain,
the hurt."
While Gardner and Butler may be dif-
ferent, they share at least one trait.
"If you did a personality test, we would
probably be at opposite ends of the spec-
trum in terms of us having anything in
common," Gardner said. "But at the same
time, the one thing we do have in common
is our love for family."
In the meantime, the coaching staff
continues without Butler to prepare the
Gators for their Southeastern Conference
opener Thursday at Kentucky.
SEE WHOOPS, PAGE 14


EVIen's Basketball: Indiana at'
Michigan
ESPN, 7 p.m.
A*en's Basketball: UF at Alabama
ESPN, 9 p.m.


111977: UF freshman Quientella Bon-
ner grabs 31 rebounds against Geor-
gia Southern, still the record today.
Bonner holds the top five spots on the
UF single-game rebounding list.


SFormer UF guard Taurean Green is
expected to be sent down to the NBA De-
velopment League by the Portland Trail
Blazers later this week. He has played in
only four NBA games this season.


Men's basketball
(14) Baylor 66
Loyola-Chicago 55
NBA
Denver 115
Phoenix 137




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