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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9, 2008


Candidates talk homelessness at forum


By KATIE GALLAGHER
Alligator Writer
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City commission candidates
met at a public forum Tuesday
night to give their, input on
Gainesville's homelessness prob-
lem.
The forum, at Northeast
Gainesville's Fire of God
Ministries, was hosted by the
Alachua County Coalition for the
Homeless and Hungry, a local
partnership of organizations that
work with the homeless.
The seven candidates, repre-
senting Districts 2 and 3, agreed
on the inadequacy of current
services and shelters. They
also agreed that despite budget
cuts, funding should be main-
tained for the city's Office of
Homelessness.
"Any time the county and city
are working, together on some-
thing, let's encourage that," said
District 2 candidate Lauren Poe.
"Let's keep that going."
Candidates disagreed on


whether it is city government or
private charities that bears the
brunt of the responsibility for
tackling the homelessness issues.
"Government has completely
failed," said District 3 candidate
Armando Grundy, who added
that he believes the entire com-
munity is responsible for tackling
homelessness.
"Any time the county and
city are working together
on something, let's encour-
age that."
Lauren Poe
District 2 candidate


District 3 Commissioner Jack
Donovan, who is running for re-
election, said that because chari-
ties have not been able to solve
homelessness problems, help
should come from government.
Candidates also disagreed
on whether free transportation
should be provided to GRACE
SEE ACCOUNTABILITY, PAGE 8


Harrison Diamond / Alligator
Gainesville City Commissioner Jack Donovan, right, speaks about homeless issues while one of his op-
ponents, Armando Grundy, looks on at a forum on Tuesday night.


Groups settle issue


By ALYSSA LaRENZIE
Alligator Writer


The UF student groups involved in a
campus free-speech controversy that got
national attention met last month to discuss
the issue and to put it behind them.
In November, posters for a screening
of the film "Obsession: Radical Islam's
War Against the West" that included the
headline "Radical Islam Wants You Dead!"'
were put up around campus. Some Muslim
students complained, saying they were of-
fended.
Yaser Ali, the president of student group
Islam on Campus, said, "We want to move
forward from this."
Christian Waugh, president of the Law


Led by guard
Nick Calathes
(right) who had 21
points, UF opened
its Southeastern
Conference sched-
ule with a 90-83
win Tuesday night
against Alabama.
See story, pg. 18.


School Republicans, one of the groups that
sponsored the film's screening -said the
groups met to make peace.
Matt Klein, a justice on the Student
Government Supreme Court, sent an
e-mail to all students before the movie
was shown, linking the students who
removed the posters with
O n "Radical Islam."
Campus After UF Vice President
for Student Affairs Patricia
Telles-Irvin sent an e-mail to
all students encouraging the sponsors of
the screening to apologize, state politicians
and members of the national media criti-
cized the UF administration for suppress-
ing free speech.

SEE POSTERS, PAGE 8


Facebook enters classroom


* MORE PROFESSORS ARE USING
THE SOCIAL NETWORKING SITE.

By ILEANA MORALES
Alligator Writer
imorales@alligator.otg

Kelly Bailey doesn't make phone calls
or wait in line to speak to her academic
adviser. After all, they're friends on
Facebook.
Bailey, a UF history senior, is part of a
growing trend of students and faculty ex-
tending their relationships to the popular
social networking site.
"It's absolutely easier than calling him
at the office," Bailey said.
But it's not all business.
Steven Noll, a UF history professor, said
he likes sending happy birthday wall posts
to his students.
" Noll said while some teachers won't
befriend their students, he doesn't have
a problem with the upgraded student-


I dead after train crashes into 81-year-old's car
POMPANO BEACH (AP) One person is dead af-
ter a train slammed into his car in Pompano Beach.
Pompano Beach Fire Rescue spokeswoman Sandra King says it
appears the driver tried to go around the arm rails when the crash
happened at about 3 p.m. Tuesday.
The driver, 81-year-old Arthur Brauer, was pronounced dead at
the scene. No one else was in the car and no injuries were reported
aboard the Tri-Rail train.


Local pubic
officials have
set their personal
and professional
goals for 2008.
See story, pg. 4.


teacher relationships.
Getting to know students is an impor-
tant part of his job, he said, and Facebook
has made it easier.
"Looking at pictures
and quotes just gives an
idea of who people are,"
Noll said. "It's not just
that kid who sat in row
four in that class."
He said it's also more
personal than commu-
NoII nicating through e-mail.
By staying linked
to students through Facebook, he said he
keeps in touch with people he otherwise
wouldn't.
"You're not friends with these people
like with colleagues and friends," he said.
"You're friends in a different way."
However, Noll's got some ground rules.
He said he doesn't accept friend requests
from students in his classes.

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Students campaign despite Fla.'s weakened primaries


* SOME BELIEVE FLORIDA
STILL INFLUENTIAL.

By DREW HARWELL
Alligator Staff Writer
dharwell@alligator.org

With the Florida primaries only
a few weeks away, volunteer cam-
paigners across campus have been
working hard to popularize their
favorite presidential candidate.
The question is, why?
Florida legislators and national
party leaders have butted heads
over the Jan. 29 primaries' loss of
national influence and a pledge
made by Democratic candidates to
suspend their campaigning across
the state.
Yet students around campus
have still made it a priority to hold
signs, raise money and get people
to the polls though it remains to
be seen how much impact the votes
will have.
Florida's demotion problems
first began when the state scheduled
its primary earlier than planned
without seeking permission from
the two parties.
The Democratic National
Committee reprimanded the state
for its decision and voted in August
to strip the state of all its delegates,
making the Florida primary techni-
cally useless later in the year when
nominees are selected.
The Republican National
Committee also chose to punish the
state by depriving Florida of half its
delegates, leaving the state with 57
- one less than Missouri, which has
a third of Florida's population.
For the Democratic candidates,
this punishment has given Florida
the shroud of a leper's colony.
According to the New York Times,
candidates Hillary Clinton, Barack
Obama and John Edwards spoke at
only 20 events combined across the


entire state before signing a pledge,
like all Democratic candidates did,
to not campaign again in the state
before the primary.
However, the state still holds
some power for the Republican
hopefuls. Candidates like Fred
Thompson, Rudy Giuliani and Mitt
Romney have made numerous trips
to Orlando, Coral Gables and the
state's West coast.
For some of the potential
presidential nominees, Florida's
weakened impact has shaken up
campaign plans. But for some low-
er-level supporters, such as students
around campus, the punishment
has served only as motivation.
Kristen Misiak, a UF senior
in biochemistry and English and
member of UF Students for Barack
Obama, said the primary at the end
of the month remains as important
'as it ever was.
"We won't be getting delegates,
but our primary runs a week before
22 other states," she
On said, referring to the
Campus nationwide primaries
on "Super Tuesday"
that will decide a little over half of
the nation's Democratic delegates.
"It matters as far as momentum."
Dave Chauncey, a UF political
science sophomore who helped start
Gators for Mike Huckabee, agreed.
"Politics, especially the primary
season, is all about momentum," he
said. "The way Florida goes may re-
ally determine the way the country
goes."
Anthony Aspesi, a UF sopho-
more in biology and political science
who supports Republican candi-
date John McCain, said, "Since we
[Florida] are early, it's going to help
set the tone for the rest of the states
on February 5. People are still going
to see the results of who wins and
who gets the support."
"I'd be a little upset, though," he
added, "if I was a Democrat."


It's not just delegates that Florida
Democrats are missing out on.
Because of the Democratic candi-
dates' pledge to stop campaigning
in Florida, some UF political sup-
port groups have found themselves
low on resources.
Danny Beaulieu, the member-
ship coordinator of UF Students
for Barack Obama and a UF junior
in political science and philosophy,
said his group has been paying for
stickers, buttons and other promo-
tional material without any money
from Obama's headquarters.
Though the group is now rais-
ing funds by selling T-shirts and
drink koozies, Beaulieu estimated


his group was "still at least a few
hundred dollars in the red."
Kathleen Shea, the president of
Gators for Hillary and a junior in
classical studies, also said her group
has had trouble putting together
enough cash for its campaign.
"Right now we can't really give
out materials," she said. "We're
planning fundraiser events for later
this spring just to pay for fliers."
On the other side of the race, stu-
dents supporting Republican candi-
dates have also found themselves
rich in support but poor in funds.
Bryan Griffin, a UF sophomore
in classics and biology who serves
as the campus representative for


Thompson's nationwide campaign,
attested that his group hasn't
received much money from the
candidate's headquarters but has
still organized promotional mate-
rial, fundraising dinners and debate-
watching parties.
"It doesn't really discourage us,"
he said.
Others, like David Polakoff, a
UF junior in elementary education
and member of Gators for Ron Paul,
have found the Democrats' primary
problem to be a surprising help.
"The fact that we [Republicans]
still have half and the Democrats
have nothing has worked to our
advantage," Polakoff said.


Harrison Diamond / Alligator
A cardboard cutout of Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama greets students at a table set
up by supporters on Turlington Plaza on Tuesday afternoon.


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4, ALLIGATOR U WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9,2008


New Goals for a New Year


Officials set 2008 resolutions


Jack Donovan, 63


City com
missioner since
2005; he is up
for reelection on
Jan. 29.
Personal:
"I sort of have
two, but they merge together.
Continue to love my family and
friends and ..."
Professional: "... help
Gainesville continue in grow-
ing and be safe, sound and
prosperous for all," Donovan
said. Issues he would like to
focus on are juvenile crime,
energy, the environment and
the economy.


Ed Braddy, 35
City commissioner for
six years; his term expires
this year.
Professional: As the
only Republican on the City
Commission, Braddy said
with a laugh that he wanted
to "be more humble in ac-
cepting praise from [his]
fellow commissioners."
Personal: "I told some
friends I would be giving
blood regularly," he said,
adding he would research

suggested for
his lifestyle.
"I'm looking for
a good repeti-
tion."


By DREW HARWELL


Sadie Darnell, 56

A I a c h u a
S County Sheriff
since 2006; up
for reelection
later this year.
Personal:
No resolutions. "I heard
some celebrity say you
just tend to break them,"
Darnell said.
Professional: She plans
to walk the halls of the
sheriff's office more often
and speak with deputies
daily in order to stay con-
nected with her co-workers.
Also, she plans to return
phone calls from residents
on the same day she re-
ceives them.


Pegeen Hanrahan, 41

Mayor of Gainesville for
four years.
Professional: Hanrahan
wants Gainesville residents
to be better connected and
wants to have more meetings
in different parts of the city.
She looks forward to work-
ing with ongoing projects like
the Kennedy Homes site, the
Sixth Sttreet Trail and Depot
Park.
Personal: "My main ones,
personally, are to continue to
have lots of time with my fam-
ily and learn from my kids,"
she said. "I learn something
from them every single day."
Ha nraha n
has a 2-year-
old daughter,
Evyleen, and a
10-month-old
son, Quinn.


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course, want to dCounty com-
lmissioner since
2004; her term
ends this year.
Personal: "c
guess we all, of
course, want to do the usual
things: eat better, sleep
longer all those kinds of
things," Delaney said.
Professional: She cited
issues like youth services,
homelessness and public ed-
ucation as important points
to continue working on. "I
think a lot of people perceive
the county as a wonderful
place to live, but we are in
fact a poor community," she
said. "We have many, many
needs." She also mentioned
working closer with cities on
annexation and finances.


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Homeless plan boosted


* LOCAL PROGRAMS FOR HOMELESS
GET NEARLY $1 MILLION IN GRANTS.

By KATIE GALLAGHER
Alligator Writer
kgallagher@alligator.org

Gainesville and Alachua County's 10-year
plan to end homelessness, which is in its third
year, will be assisted by more than $800,000
worth of federal grants.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban
Development will provide eight grants to the
Alachua County Coalition for the Homeless and
Hungry, totaling $821,693 more than double
the funds given for 2007, according to a news
release.
"For some reason, they've given us a little bit
more than we've requested," said Jim Wright,
the coalition's executive director. "I have no idea
why, but it's nice."
The coalition includes organizations in
Alachua, Putnam, Bradford and Levy counties.-
Last year, HUD gave the coalition about $407,000,
Wright said.
The grants are part of HUD's "Continuum of
Care" program and will primarily benefit veter-


ans, single women and abuse victims.
The Alachua County Housing Authority was
the largest recipient, Wright said. The Housing
Authority will receive $255,000 to provide hous-
ing for female veterans and domestic abuse vic-
tims, and $20,000 for its Homeless Management
Information System, a computer system that
tracks homeless people and services.
The Housing Authority has not received any
grants from the program for the past two years,
said Gail Monahan, the organization's executive
director.
Local The housing grant will supple-
News ment a program that currently pro-
vides 21 single-person residences,
paying for four more for the next 10 years.
"That's a few more people we can help,"
Monahan said. "Slow and steady wins the race."
The other six grants were renewals for pro-
grams that already receive HUD funding regu-
larly, though not all organizations received more
funding than usual.
Cheryl Wedgwood, of VETSPACE, said she
did not receive any increase in funding for her
programs, which provide rent vouchers and
transitional housing to veterans.
Still, she said, the programs will continue to
make progress toward ending homelessness.


JUDICIAL AFFAIRS

Phi Delt rush ban lifted


By LIA GANOSELLIS
Alligator Writer
eganosellis@alligator.org

A UF fraternity formerly
banned from recruitment this
semester will now be allowed
to take on new members after
appealing its punishment.
Phi Delta Theta Fraternity,
known as Phi Delt, was placed
on conduct probation by the
UF Dean of Students Office
in November. UF charged Phi
Delt with harboring underage
drinking at an Aug. 30 event.
Phi Delt was originally pro-
hibited from spring recruitment
and from hosting social events
through summer.
In addition to regaining
spring recruitment, Phi Delt is
now allowed to have alcohol at
one social event this semester.
Phi Delt already had sanc-


tions from previous incidents
imposed by its national office,
such as reducing the number of
members in the fraternity, said
Steve Orlando, UF spokesman.
Orlando said UF didn't
want to overload the fraternity
withpunish-
ments.
The fra-i
percent of its membernity must
of community still conduct
two risk-
managenot be-
ment train-
Loschlavo ings within
90 percent
member attendance. Eighty
percent of its members must
also each complete two hours
of community service.
The service hours cannot be
done through a Phi Delt philan-
thropy project, which is a Phi
Delt-sponsored fundraiser.


Chris Loschiavo, assistant
dean and director of Student
Judicial Affairs, said Phi Delt
needs to be careful this semes-
ter to stay out of trouble.
"The whole university will
be keeping an eye on them,"
Loschiavo said. "And they
should keep an eye on them-
selves."
Wills Citty, Phi Delt public
relations chairman, said the
fraternity was pleased with
the decisions, particularly the
reversal of barred recruitment.
With a new executive board,
Citty said Phi Delt would turn
over a new leaf this semester.
These aren't the out-of-con-
trol "Animal House" days of
the '70s and '80s, he said.
As for his advice to other
Greek houses, "You just re-
ally gotta watch your tails,"
he said.


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Brian Jackson, a UF graduate student in the Plant Medicine Program,
waters his plot in the Student Agricultural Gardens on Monday
evening. Much of the garden fell victim to recent frosts.


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V and supply their own twisted analyses, Florida is
gearing up for its earliest primary ever.
The buzz over Barack Obama's early victory in Iowa or Rudy
Giuliani's fall from grace probably has you wishing this election
year was over before it even begins, and you're not alone. The
media sure make it easy to get irritated to the point of apathy.
But, there is something you can do at the polls on Jan. 29 that
will actually affect what happens right here in Gainesville.
Unlike the presidential primary elections, which are closed
to those not affiliated with either the Republican or Democratic
party, the Gainesville City Commission has three open seats
on the ballot, which any registered voter can select.
Choosing who sits on the commission may not seem as
sexy as backing Obama or stumping for Ron Paul, but it may
determine a lot more of your life here in Gainesville than you
think.
Who decides how much you have to pay to get your car
back after a tow? How much will rents around town increase?
When will University Comers ever be finished? Why does
everyone have to clear out of the bar at 2 a.m.?
The commission has the power to directly influence what
we as students do, where we can afford to live and how this
booming college town manages its growth. And this year, two
students are in the commission mix one from SFCC and a
former UF Student Senate president.
So if you can muster the strength to walk past even more
far-too-enthusiastic campaigners tastefully 100 feet from the
polling place, of course do it.
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Guest column

'Subprime' not a worthy selection


feel misrepresented. I feel cheated. It's downright
wrong.
While there are many injustices rearing their butt-
ugly heads around the world, none are so infuriating as my
current source of discontent.
Get this: The American Dialect Society chose "sub-
prime," which is an adjective used to describe a risky or
less than ideal loan, mortgage or investment, as its word of
2007. I mean, come on. In the overused, usually exploitive
and insensitive words of Dr. Phil, "What were you think-
ing?"
Out of all the words in the English language, the
American Dialect Society found it fitting to select "sub-
prime." Wow. What a boring bunch of linguists. As if the
name, American Dialect Society, didn't already designate
the group the wallflowers of language experts.
So why the word "subprime" anyway? Perhaps it's the
impending economic crisis America is facing. Perhaps it's
because we're obsessed with the fact that the value of our
homes, places we've come to love, have little value any-
more. We could soon be living in wastelands of foreclosures
formerly known as neighborhoods. I guess that would be
slightly worrisome and worth discussing. But, honestly,, it's
not worth the title "Word of the Year." The Bush admin-
istration admits we're seeing some hard times right now,
and there may be a few more to come, but surely the ad-
ministration can figure a way out of this rotting pickle. The
administration has acknowledged the grim financial situa-
tion, but it's not speaking in terms of recession, despite, you
know, logic, and the fact that "subprime" has been named
the most important word of the year. Therefore, American
Dialect Society, "subprime" isn't as important as you so-
called English language devotees think.
But it's not like the runner-up words were any better.
According to a recent CNN article, some of the altema-


tives were "Googleganger," the
prefix "green-" and "Facebook." I
would have preferred "Facebook"
to "subprime". "Facebook" says
Americans are Internet addicts and
stalkers. At least that's interesting
Stephanie and slightly creepy.
Rosenberg "Googleganger" is just a cool
editor@alligator.org word in itself. If I were to guess, a
"Googleganger" is a member of a
gang of Google fanatics, like Stanley "Tookie" Williams was
a member of the notorious Crips. Apparently I was wrong,
and a "Googleganger" is actually the person who shows
up when you Google yourself. Then you have the prefix
"green-," which reflects America's love for the environ-
* ment, despite the fact that we're helping melt the polar ice
caps at an alarming pace.
But anything would have been better than "subprime."
Perhaps more than reflecting our supposedly imminent
economic crisis, "subprime" illuminates our greedy, mon-
ey-hungry society, and the sad realization that we're truly in
denial not only of all the other words but all other problems
at least the American Dialect Society is.
Obviously, I don't truly believe this is the gravest injus-
tice of our time. There's more political corruption going
around than pink eye in a kindergarten class. There's more
innocent people dying every day than there are living. All
the while, we stick our heads in the sand and declare the
word "subprime" the "Word of the Year," a word that de-
fines the year 2007.
Hopefully, the members of this language enthusiast or-
ganization don't reflect the interests of all Americans. And
if a picture is worth a thousand words, a year should be
worth a heck of a lot more than one.
Stephanie Rosenberg is a junior majoring in journalism.


The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator.


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Guest column

Networks should strike reality shows


Letter to the Editor

Pakistan not Important for everyone
In response to Anuradha Pandey's col-
umn Tuesday, so what? I happen to be one
American who knows what's happening in
Pakistan, and that's why I support those who
don't care. Your generalizations about most
Americans being close-minded and care-
less aside, I'm sorry some of us don't reel in
shock after hearing about yet another country
plagued by fundamentalist Islamic terrorism.
Please stop trying to make us all feel bad be-
cause you think you're the only one who is in-
formed about the world. There are others. And
please stop berating Americans about their po-
litical knowledge by assuming foreigners know
our domestic politics better than we do.
As for not caring "to know anything beyond
their own noses," perhaps we've got other
things to do, such as make time in the day for
school, careers and families things that make
life satisfying. I'm sorry all Americans don't be-
lieve Pakistani politics are one of those things.
Warren Rhea
4JM


I've never seen an episode of
"American Idol." I know, I know
I must be a terrorist. Reality tele-
vision has just always rubbed me the
wrong way.
But since "Arrested Development"
was canceled and all the good televi-
sion writers went on strike, I've been a
lot more open to shows I never thought
I might watch. What can I say? I'm a
sellout and a sloth. Moving on.
I was channel surfing last night and
got to a show that I had never realized
existed: "Snoop Dogg's Father Hood."
01' Snoop is getting up there in dog
years (he's almost 40 in human years),
and it really showed in his opening
rap.
I thought Snoop Dogg was sup-
posed to be the epitome of hip, and
he's up on the screen rapping about
how he doesri't make his kids eat their
vegetables. Itwas pathetic. But is his
desperate grapple for a little more
fame and fortune any different than
other "family reality" sitcoms?
What can I say? I. was bored and I
kept watching.
Flipping from channel to channel,


Lauren Davidson it's almost
Speaking Out overwhelm-
ing how per-
vasive reality
television has become. It has become
the new vehicle for anyone who was
ever remotely part of popular culture
to attempt to kickstart an already
crumbling career. What would Bret
Michaels be doing if he weren't on
"Rock of Love"? I'll tell you one thing:
he would not be hanging in a sweet
mansion full of women.
No. In real reality, Michaels would
more likely be dancing on street cor-
ners for change so he could buy eye-
liner? More hair dye and bandannas?
We just don't know because the reality
we're presented with is a twisted fan-
tasy world he designed for himself.
Frankly, I don't care about Michaels'
fantasies. I don't care whether New
York ever finds love again, or whether
or not the Hogans throw a lavish
party.
And yet, I know' about these plot
lines. I know what the archetypal
ridiculously rich-and-almost-kinda-
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most everyone is supposedly edu-
cated, are these the shows that have
dominated our culture? I've never
seen "American Idol," but I would bet
money that it insults your intelligence.
TV is for entertainment, and I'm not
claiming there isn't a certain amount of
amusement to be had from watching
Janice Dickinson scream at her models
to "Suck it in!"
I'm just praying that this trend
isn't the beginning of a new standard
in television. After the hokey, laugh-
track-filled sitcoms of the '80s, there
was a shining moment in time when
it seemed like truly well-crafted shows
might make a comeback.
The writers hold a very special
position in the media in that it is their
voices that call us together, and that
gives us reason to care about the daz-
zling special effects and good-looking
actors.
Reality television has its place, but
hopefully that place will soon be very
far back in our memories.
Lauren Davidson is a student at
Eastern Illinois University.






8, ALLIGATOR N WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9,2008


Prof. writes book on civil rights


* BOOK ADDRESSES LABOR MOVEMENT.

By LINDSEY ROBINSON
Alligator Writer

I'm not a particularly religious man, thought Robert
Zieger as he made the long walk from the Lincoln
Memorial in Washington, D.C., to his car. It's just a
Baptist preacher, and I need to pick up my wife anyway,
he said to himself.
Forty-five years later, the UF history professor still
regrets leaving the 1963 March on Washington before
Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his legendary "I Have
a Dream" speech.
But before Zeiger, then a 25-year-old graduate stu-
dent, left the march, he picked up a slightly damaged
poster that read "UAW (United Auto Workers) Says Jobs
and Freedom for Every American."
"I was well aware of the civil rights movement and
sympathetic to it," Zeiger said. "To me, it's a great, in-


spiring thing."
The sign, which now hangs in his office in Keene-
Flint Hall, inspired the title of his most recent book, "For
Jobs and Freedom."
The book, which was published in October, ad-
dresses civil rights struggles and the labor movement
for working-class blacks since the Civil War.
The struggle for blacks to find work
On during the first half of the 20th century
Campus was as important, though perhaps less
televised, as the struggle for voting and
education rights, Zeiger said.
Though the book focuses on history, the present and
future success of labor unions rests in the hands of work-
ing-class minorities, he added.
While minorities make up a large part of the working
class, they are often underrepresented in labor unions,
he said.
Though the U.S. is more multicultural than ever,
labor unions' numbers remain low. In the past, some
unions often ignored or shunned minorities, he added.


E-mails sparked free-speech debate


POSTERS, from page 1

State Attomy General Bill
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Telles-Irvin on Dec. 3, arguing that
the suggestion of an apology vio-
lated students' free speech rights.
Following the letters, Telles-
Irvin issued a second e-mail to the
student body on Dec. 6 that clari-
fied the first. It stated that students
had a right to free speech, but it
did not retract the suggestion of
an apology.


"The administration was
finally able to understand
that its actions did chill
free speech."
Christian Waugh
Law School Republicans president

On Dec. 13 Telles-Irvin
sent a third e-mail to all
UF students retracting the
suggestion of an apology.
After several attempts to contact
Telles-Irvin, she responded with


an e-mail stating that she had no
further comment.
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were pleased with the university's
last e-mail response.
"The administration was fi-
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Christian Waugh, organization
president.
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taken by the administration in the
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ACCOUNTABILITY, from page 1
Marketplace, a homeless services center set to be built 22
blocks north of University Avenue, on North Main Street.
Most candidates said the out-of-the-way location was not
ideal, but argued over how and if transportation should be
provided.
"The city commission putting it there has forced us to
give them transportation," said District 2 candidate Bonnie
Mott. "I have no choice but to support it."
At-large District 2 candidate Robert Agrusa proposed
a reduced bus fare for the homeless, while his opponent,
Thomas Hawkins Jr., said he did not think it would be fi-
nancially possible for the city to subsidize transportation for
the homeless.
Also present at the forum was District 3
Local candidate Christopher Salazar. District 2 can-
News didate Bryan Harman was the only candidate
unable to attend.
Candidates had the opportunity ahead of time to fill out
questionnaires explaining their stances on a one-stop home-
less service center, free meals in the downtown plaza and
other issues pertaining to homelessness.
Jim Wright, executive director of the Alachua County
Coalition for the Homeless and Hungry, said his organiza-
tion held similar forums in previous years, but not last year.
The coalition does not have the power to endorse can-
didates, he said, but he added that he looked forward
to hearing all their opinions. He named the GRACE
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"I think homelessness itself is a big issue," he said.






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By KATIE SANDERS
Alligator Writer
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Students could have the
chance to cap the size of
UF Student Senate close
to its current amount if
senators approve a constitu-
tional amendment proposed
Tuesday night.
The amendment would
limit the amount of senators.
elected each semester to be-
tween 40 and 50 representa-
tives. There are 47 senators
from each term serving to
date.
If passed, the amendment
will appear on the Student
Government spring election
ballot Feb. 26. Senators will
vote on Tuesday.
Glenda Frederick, Student
Senate secretary, said the cur-
rent range, which is 40 to 60
senators, became effective
in 2000 to reflect a growing
student body.
Since then, the growth of
the university has slowed,
Frederick said.
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who represents District A-01
and is on the committee that
proposed the amendment,
said the idea is not to limit
Senate.
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grows exponentially every
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FACEBOOK, from page 1
"At some level students assume if they're your friend during
that semester maybe you'll cut them a break," Noll said.
He said he doesn't think his 280 Facebook friends in the UF
network expect special privileges.
However, he said sometimes Facebook offers more information
about students than he'd like to know.
"What's interesting to me is you get a lot of people, particularly
young women, whose political views are conservative and I walk
with Jesus,' all this kind of stuff, and their picture kind of belies
that," Noll said.
Megha Nagpal, a UF graduate student, said she thinks there's
no problem with virtual student-teacher friendships.
Nagpal said she's never befriended a professor on Facebook,
but she looks at their profiles out of curiosity.
"It seems a little awkward to me," she said.
"I'm old so I try to keep up with you young
people. This is one way that doesn't require any
physical exertion."
Mike Foley
UFjournalism professor

Mike Foley, a UF journalism professor, said he can't remember
why he joined Facebook a couple years ago, but he's glad he did.
"I'm old so I try to keep up with you young people," Foley said.
"This is one way that doesn't require any physical exertion."
He has 243 friends in the UF network so far. Browsing through
the preferences and activities on students' profiles helps him keep
in touch with this generation, he said.
He said he doesn't have a rule about accepting friend requests
from current students, and hasn't run into any problems because
of it.
"There are too many policies in the world," Foley said. "I try to
keep mine to a minimum."
He said the only thing he doesn't like about Facebook is receiv-
ing friend requests from people he doesn't know.
He prefers to use the Web site to stay in touch with alumni, he
said.
Some students' posts surprise him, but he said he doesn't take
Facebook too seriously it's just for fun.
"Sometimes I'm amazed at some of the pictures," Foley said.
"Not sure I would've done that. But, again, they're young and
having a good time and that's OK."


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bed, light, cable, water included. Washer &
dryer and furnished living room. Gym, pbol,
spa, basketball, 2 bus rts for complex. Quiet
roommates. $500/month. Call 786-390-4252
1-15-5-1


*QUIET, CLEAN, LOTS of GREEN SPACE.
Rustic 1BR apt. $375/mo.
*1BR cottage $435/mo. Call 378-9220 or
mobile 213-3901. 4-23-72-2

LUXURY 2/2 STEPS TO UFI
LEASING FOR FALL 2008
Private baths, W/D, monitored alarm
From under $650 per person! Pets OK
371-7777 Collegeparkuf.com
4-23-72-2

LYONS SPECIAL
$199 1st month's rent
377-8797
4-23-08-72-2

1 & 2 BR MOVE IN TODAY
1/1 ONLY $654 HUGE 782 sf!
2/2 ONLY $729 HUGE 1078 sfl
Water/Sewer Included *Pets Ok
Bike to UF/Shands 335-7275
4-23-08-72-2

BE THE FIRST-IN THE LAST!
BRAND NEW IN 2007 3/3TH
Unparalleded Luxury in Downtown
From only $1659 with cable & internet
Huge bedrooms w/walk-in closets
Only 1 mile to UF*Steps to nightlife
ONLY 1 LEFTIII 338-0002
4-23-72-2

Apartments off SW 20th Ave. Close to
shopping, bus line and a few miles from UF.
Price range $435 to $550. Includes water,
sewer, garbage and pest control. Sorry no
pets allowed. Call 335-7066 Mon-Fri. 4-
23-08-72-2


I MOVE IN TODAY
1BR Apartment Quiet Pets OK
ONLY $588 Includes Water/Sewer
Walk/Bike to UF/Shands/Shopping
Nice Pools/Courtyards 372-7555 4-23-08-
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 4-23-08-72-2

Stop looking and live here
Great 2BR under $800! w/washer&dryer
Move in today or November! Your choice!
Includes alarm, patio, disposal, D/W
352-376-4002 pinetreegardens.com
4-23-72-2

Deluxe, large one or two bedroom, 60 second
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 4-23-08-72-2

*SLEEP IN*
*GET TO CLASS ON TIME*
Close to UF!!!
Luxury 1/1, 2/2 flats & 3/3 TH
FREE cable HBO/Show & Tanning
Gated Alarms Pet Friendly
Oxford Manor, 377-2777
4-23-72-2

** ELLIE'S HOUSES *-*
Quality single family homes. Walk or bike to
UF. www.ellieshouses.com 352-215-4991 or
352-215-4990 12-6-71-2

APTS ACROSS FROM UF
Rooms, Studios and 1/1s
From only $466 per month!!
Open late and weekends! Pets OK
371-0769 Collegeparkuf.com
12-5-71-2

*NO MOVE IN FEES*
Luxury 2/2 & 313 TH
1 Month Free Rent
Free cable w/HBO & Show & Tanning
Gated*Game Rm*Pet Friendly
www.TheLaurelsUF.Com
Move in today! 367-9910
4-23-08-72-2

Location is EVERYTHING!
HUGE 1, 2, & 3 BRS!
Pet Friendly*FREE Parking @ UF
Pool*Gym*Clubhouse
Great Rates! Call Now 373-1111
4-23-72-2


**3BRS & Roommate Match**
1.9 mi to UF-W/D*Garages
Free Cable w/HBO & Showtime
Free Tanning-Comp. Lab
Pets welcome-Private dog park
Luxury Living 377-2801
4-23-72-2

BIVENS COVE Leasing for Fall & NOW!
1 BR-$729, 2BR-$443/person,
3BR-$375/person, 4BR-$385/person
FREE TANNING! TWO POOLS!
W/D in.select units. 376-2507
4-23-08-72-2

SIZE DOES MATTER!
Giant -Luxury 1,2&3 Beds
Cable PC Lab Tanning Pool
Full W/D! We love pets!
Avail. Now or Jan. 372-8100
4-23-72-2

The Boardwalk-Leasing for Fall & Now!
1 BR-$709, 2BR-$415/person,
3BR-$345/person
W/D in select units. FREE Tanning!
377-7401
4-23-72-2

Be the BIGGEST on the block!
2Bdrs for FALL $839. We love ALL pets!
Pool, Gym, Park @ UF, Bball, Tennis
GREAT'Specials! 352-332-7401
4-23-72-2


STUDIO APT
60 sec walk to UF. Short term avail. 1 or 2
rooms $425 & up. Call 352-538-2181 4-23-
08-72-2

MOVE IN NOW!
HUGE 1/1 FOR Imm.
Walk-in closet Screened porch
W/D Luxurious amenities
Close to UF and SFCC
352-372-0400 Call for specials 4-23-72-2


Live at a Legend!
The Polos of Gainesville
will give you the best college experience
with Spacious Apartments, Three Pools
with Jacuzzis, HUGE Gym, Billiards Room,
and many more amenities! Minutes from UF,
shopping-and Shands. On all major RTS
bus routes. All at a rate that won't break
your bank! Call now for specials: 335-7656
4-23-72-2


How To Place A Classified Ad:


In Person:
Cash, Check, MC, or Visa
The Alligator Office
1105 W. University Ave.
M-F, 8am 4pm
UF Bookstore at Reitz Union
M-F, 8am 6pm, Sat. 10am 5pm


By Mail:
Use forms appearing weekly in The
Alligator. Sorry, no cash by mail. MC,
Visa or checks only.
By Phone: (352) 373-FIND
Payment by Visa or MasterCard ONLY.
M-F, 8am 4pm
By Fax: (352) 376-4556


When Will Your Ad Run?
Classifieds begin TWO WORKING DAYS
after they are placed. Ads placed at the
UF Bookstore may take THREE days to
appear. Ads may run for any length of
time and be cancelled at any time. Sorry,
but there can be no refunds or credits
for cancelled ads.


Corrections and Cancellations:
Cancellations: Call 373-FIND M-F, 8am 4pm. No refunds or cred-
its can be given.
Alligator errors: Check your ad the FIRST day it runs. Call 373-FIND
with any corrections before noon. THE ALLIGATOR IS ONLY RE-
SPONSIBLE FOR THE FIRST DAY THE AD RUNS INCORRECTLY.
Corrected ads will be extended one day. No refunds or credits can be
given after placing the ad. Changes called in after the first day will hot
be further compensated.
Customer error or changes: Changes must be made BEFORE
NOON for the next day's paper. There will be a $2.00 charge for
minor changes.


All real estate advertised herein is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act, which makes it illegal to advertise "any preference, limitation, or discrimination because of color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin, or intention to make limitation, or discrimination." We will
not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. All persons are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised are available on an equal opportunity basis. All employment opportunities advertised herein are subject to the laws which prohibit discrimina-
tion in employment (barring legal exceptions) because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, handicap, familial status, age, or any other covered status. This newspaper assumes no responsibility for injury or loss arising from contacts made through the type of advertising that
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newspaper uses great care in accepting or rejecting advertising according to its suitability, we cannot verify that all advertising claims or offers are completely valid in every case and, therefore, cannot assume any responsibility for any injury or loss arising from offers and acceptance of
offers of goods and/or services through any advertising contained herein.







WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9, 2008 E ALLIGATOR, 11


Sing now for Fall!
1/1 and 2/1 Apartments
As low as $519 per month
352-376-1248 hiddenvillageapts.com
Hidden Village Apartments
4-23-72-2

MINUTES FROM UF!!!
3/3's from only $486 per Bdrm
4/4's from only $452 per Bdrm
FREE Cable w/ HBO/ SHOWTIME
FREE Tanning, 24hr Fitness Center
Ask About our Huge 212.5 Townhouses
336-3838 TheLandingsUF.com
Convenient Bus Route!
4-23-72-2
FORGET YOU HAVE ROOMMATES!
Huge 4BR townhomes w/W/D. 1662 sq.ft.
FREE gym membership and FREE cable!
352-332-7401 4-23-72-2

LIVE THE LIFE!
All Inclusive Ind. leases
Big 2/2s 3/3s & 4/4s
Filling fast Lease now
373-9009 4-23-72-2

MOVE IN TODAY!
1/1 & 3/2 starts @ $739
FREE RENT & NO M/I FEES
www.AspenRidge.Com
Pet Friendly*335-4455
4-23-08-72-2

BIG AND CHEAP
2/1.5 apt 1100 sq ft $675
3/2 apt 1300 sq ft $750
1800 NW 4th St. Over 20 houses also
available 373-4423 www.maximumre.com
8-11-111-2

THINK AHEAD!
Reserve Now For January 2007!
Downtown-Studios, 1, 2, & 3's
It is never too early to sign! 338-0002
4-23-72-2

*Psst...Have You Heard?*
Luxury 2/2 THs & 3/3 Flats
FREE Cable, FREE Tanning, FREE Alarms
We love PetsI Walk to UF! M/I Now or Fall!
www.MuseumWalk.com *379-WALK
4-23-72-2






i Tipvia




1. ART: Where is the world-famous
Prado museum located?
2. ANATOMY: Where are the mus-
cles known as triceps found in the
body?
3. ADVERTISEMENTS: What
breakfast cereal did Sonny the Cuckoo
Bird promote?
4. NATURAL WORLD: Where
would stalagmites be found in a natur-
al formation?
5. GEOGRAPHY: The kingdom of
Lesotho is an enclave of what coun-
try?
6. SCIENCE: What was the first ele-
mentary particle to be discovered?
7. MUSIC: What is the national
anthem of Canada?
8. COMPUTERS: What does the
acronym DOS stand for?
9. FAMOUS QUOTES: Who once
said, "I worked my way up from noth-
ing to a state of extreme poverty."
10. LANGUAGE: What is an ate-
lier?
Answers
1. Madrid, Spain
2. Upper arm
3. Cocoa Puffs
4. The cone-shaped deposits rise
from the floor of a cave
5. South Africa
6. The electron
7. "0 Canada"
8. Disk Operating System
9. Groucho Marx
10. Artist's studio
2008 King Features Synd., Inc.


WALK TO CLASS
2brs from $395/room
Water/sewer Included!
Move-in Now or Jan!
Call today! 352-372-7111
4-23-72-2


Whales, Elephants, & Dinosaurs
OK, now that we have you thinking BIG, think 4-23-08-72-2
BIG rooms, BIG amenities, and BIG Savings
(until 12-31-07). 5 minutes from UF and Lt
Shands.Open Weekends
Windmeadows Apartments No
352-373-3558 2br/
4-23-71-2 W/[


LAKEWOOD VILLAS
Ask About Our Move In Specials
Large 1, 2 & 3 bdrm Floor Plaps;
Furniture Packages Inc. Washer/Dryer;
Workout Rm, Tennis Court; Swimming Pool
Sauna etc. Mon-Fri 9-6, Sat 10-3
700 SW 62nd Blvd 877-781-8314
www.lakewoodvilllas.com
04-23-08-72-2


SPYGLASS *
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 866-747-8443
www.spyglassapts.com
4-23-08-72-2

BRIDGELIGHT
FALL MOVE-IN SPECIAL!
1 BR Loft Style
Starting at $600 mo
M-F 11-6 Sat 10-2
3006 SW 23rd St 866-747-8443
www.cmcapt.com/bridgelight
4-23-08-72-2

HUGE 2 BR 1 BA
W/D hookups. Pets OK
Walk to Vet School
$700 mo. Move in today
866-747-8314 CMC LLLP
Lic. Real Estate Broker
Equal Housing Oppty.
4-23-08-72-2

CRICKET CLUB II
NOW LEASING
Brand new 1, 2, & 3 bdrm
Luxury apartments
Conveniently located near
shopping, restaurants
and SFCC. For more info. Call:
888-509-4649
M-F 9-6, Sat b, Sun 1-5
4-23-08-72-2

NANTUCKET WALK
Walk to UF
Luxury 2/2 condos. Immediate
move in $1250, Fall 2008
starting @ $1400. Corner of
NW 3rd Place & 14th Street
MODEL NOW OPEN
www.nantucketwalk.com
866-650-8069
4-23-08-72-2

Available Now Walk to UF
3BR house cent AC/H $895
3BR 2BA home $1100
Gore-Rabell Realty 378-1387
www.gore-rabell.com 4-23-08-72-2

1 BR apt. w/pvt gated courtyard in small quiet
professional complex. Close to Shands/VA
Single. quiet prof/serious Grad student only.
$540/mo, 1 pet < 50 pounds at $25/mo ar-
ranged. 352 377-2150 Please leave a msg.
1-31-08-88-2

1920'S BUNGELOW
NE 10th St. W/D hk-ups. Hardwood, fans,
large backyard, excellent condition, $900/mo
No Dogs 373-3736 1-23-07-30-2

HISTORIC APARTMENTS
Available in Fall. 1-2-3 bedrooms, Hardwood
floors, fans, porches, downtown. No dogs.
1st-last-security. 373-3736 1-23-07-30-2


Avail
4-23-08-72-2


ARBOR
Ask about 1 month
FREE RENT
1BR/1BA starting at $635
Close to UF & Shands
2411 SW35th PI
866-650-8069


M-F 9-6, Sat. 10-2


ixury on Sale
Save $100/month
w only $570/person
2.5ba on sorority row
D, dishwasher, alarm
able Jan 4th! 372-7111


Available Now & Fall Walk
to UF. new complex 1 BR $999
2BR 2.5 BA washer/Dryer
$1499 pets allowed
./Gore-Rabell Realty 378-1387
www.gore-rabell.com 4-23-08-72-2


HOUSES, DUPLEXES, CONDOS,
TOWNHOUSES. for rent. Walk/bike/bus
to campus. Neat, clean, good quality. Visit
www.gatorpads.com for available units, or
call 284-0316 1-31-07-36-2

2BR APT IN HISTORIC HOUSE
Walk to class @ UF. W/D incl. Big fenced
yard. 716 NW4th Ave. $750/mo. billconradco
nstruction@yahoo.com 472-9273 1-11-23-2

Move in now to a huge Apt!
1, 2, & 3BRs open for Spring or now!
Huge floor plans, D/W, Alarm, Pool & Tennis
Call today! 352-376-4002 or
pinetreegardens.com
4-23-72-2

4BR HOUSE
Large shady yard. No pets. Available Jan 1,
2008. $950/mo. 352-378-9220 or 352-213-
3901 1-18-08-10-2

BEAUTIFULAND LUXURIOUS
Ceramic tile, maple cabinets, TV in Kitchen
Huge Scr. Porches, W/D, Walk-in Closets
Only 1.5 miles to UF
2/2's & 3/3's Starting at $500/per person
Hidden Lake 374-FUNN 4-23-72-2

UNIQUE RENTAL-WOODED OASIS IN
CENTER OF TOWN! Porches-Privacy fence-
complete remodel!Bus @ driveway.Looking
for like minded people to share amazing
spacelRooms$350-$425 Call Now! 5143690
1-17-08-14-2

CASABLANCA WEST! 3BR 2.5BATH,
Porch, w/d hookups, pool, $895/rent
2735 SW 35th Place #201
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
www.TurlingtonRealEstate.com 1-11-
08-3-2

BIKE TO CLASSIC 3BR 2BA Ceramic tile,
large fenced yard, pets considered, $595/
rent, 3801 SW 17th Place
Carl Turlington Real Estate, inc. 372-9525
www.TurlingtonRealEState.com 1-11-
08-3-2

BIKE TO CAMPUSI Private 2Br duplex,
Ceramic tile, large fenced yard, pets consid-
ered, $595/rent, 3801 SW 17th Place
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
www.TurlingtonRealEstate.com 1-11-
08-3-2

CONVENIENT TO SHANDS/UF! 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,
alarmn, 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


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 late! 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 Specials!

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

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


Spacious 1 BR apt for rent. New ap|
screened balcony. Walk to Oaks M
taurants & movie theater. Call 352-2
1-15-5-2


pliances.
tall,, res-
58-4695


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

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 in 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

I WILL PAY YOU $200! 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 room for rent, 4 minute walk t6 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


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

Apt in Historic Duckpond
Large 2BR/1.5BA 2 blocks from downtown.
Amazing location. W/D. Quiet. Avail now.
508 NE 4th Ave. $750/mo. 379-4952 1-23-
08-10-2
**5 BLOCKS FROM UF**
Large 1BR/1BA loft apt w/full kitchen, new
cent H/AC, ceiling fans, W/D. Ready for occu-
pancy. $495/mo. Call 283-5411 or 371-6749
leave message 1-15-08-5-2

1 Block to UF 1 BR apt $600/mo.
2BR apt. $650/mo NW 15th Ave & 5th St.
3BR home $975 NW 7th Ave.
Call Michael 331-2100 2-6-20-2

ONLY 6 BLOCKS FROM UF
1322 NW 6th Place. 3BR/1BA with W/D.
$950/mo. 871-6413 2-6-08-20-2

Two bedroom, 1 bath. Completely upgraded
incl. porcelain tile in liv.room, kit., bath, hall.
Bdrms. have new carpet. Stainless appl. All
new bath. Cent. H A/C. Cable/high speed
internet avail. Two parking spaces. Separate
laundry rm. One mile from UF, Shands,
shopping. $765/mo. Backgrd/credit check
required. No pets. 1-18-08-6-2

3 BR/2 BA, Well Maintained in quiet NW
area, Walk to YMCA, Shops & Restaurants,
Bus to UF/Shands, Lrg LR W/ Woodstove,
DR, Carport W/ Util.room, Nice big fenced
backyard, $1200, 352-378-2837, 281-7045
1-30-08-15-2.

HOUSES & APARTMENTS AVAILABLE
FALL 2008. Several properties VERY close
to UF. Check out new project COTTAGES
AT NORMAN. For details visit our website
www. bellaproperties.net or call 335-5424.
2-6-08-20-2








12, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9,2008


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
2-1-0A-19-3

GREAT DEAL! lbr 1ba $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
$7460no. Pets allowed. Call 954-736-8442
1-11-5-3

FREE FIRST MONTH RENT AND
UTLIITIES1 AVAILABLE NOW THRU 7/31/
08. NO MOVE IN COST.
$605/MONTH. 1/1 WITH ENCLOSED
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

$5501obo 1brllbth 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!!!l 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 rgmt.
Jan rent negot. 813-546-4281 canoepaddler
girl@yahoo.com. 1-10-08-3-3

1BR in 2BR/1BA sublease avail. Walk to
SW Rec Center. $400/mo incl utils. Also free
cable~ wireless internet. Lots of buses pass-
ing by. Call 352-262-6912 1-15-5-3

January rent free. Spring Term sublease at
Windsor Park Apartments. One room in two
bedroom with private bath. Pool, jacuzzi, nice
complex. $635 per month. Call Mike at 321-
514-2418 or Windsor office 352-371-1222
1-15-08-5-3

LAW STUDENT seeking 2 roommates in
3BR/3BA new house located across from
law school. Rent negotiable. Call 813-924-
8721 2-6-20-3

Great deal location 580/month utilities incid
water power/cable/hsinternet upgrd furniture
balcony 1 person for a 2/2
contact Mario 3057250553
jan-august renew lyr get $300 now! 1-17-
08-7-3

THE POLOS-JANUARY FREE! Room in
3/3, $390 +1/3 util. Furnished, balcony,Dis./
wash. inside, great roommmates,close to
campus, routes 9&35. Need fem. roommate
ASAP. no deposit or moving fees! Call me at
786.200.2534 1-15-5-3

. Sublease 2br/2ba Polos of Gainesville, 2330
SW Williston Rd $900, W/D,, ref, pool bus
lines. Avail now to 7/31/08. Call Helen 904-
641-6219, 904-333-0870 2-12-08-30-4


I'VE HAD IT WITH YOUR LOUD MUSIC!
Is your roommate driving you crazy? Find a
replacement in the Alligator Classifiedsl

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, large
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 Inci. $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 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 month
excluding cable and utilities. $300 deposit.
352-267-4102 2-13-08-30-4

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

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
to UF & 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/lba
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
furn. 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 Propertyl 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-
net,close 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 share 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
Rockwood 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

Non-smoking male to share a 2BR/1.5BA
condo near UF & Shands @ Biven's Forest.
$475/mo, $200 deposit, includes all util,
internet, cable, pool, W/D. No lease. Call
373-8712 .1-15-5-4

Rooms for rent in Nice NW home. $370. 2-3
m to university and Santa Fe. Near bus route.
WID. Internet/Cable included. Utils incl. Call
352-262-1560 2-6-20-4

Quiet, county employee seeks roommate for
2BR/1 BA apt. All deposits are paid. $450/mo
incl rent, elec, local phone, cable & high
speed internet access. Seeking clean, quiet
person. Call 352-374-7158 1-23-10-4

CAMPUS EDGE condo, adjacent to campus,
walk to Shands and Vet school. $475, top
story, vaulted ceilings, pook, washer & dryer.
Call 352-262-2871 2-6-08-20-4

READY TO MOVE-INI Private room/bath
in a 4/4. Oxford Terrace-walk to campus,
semester lease ok. Fully inclusive furnished,
utilities, w/d cable & wi-fi. Only $600 mo. M
or F, no Sm or pets. call 321-228-3379 1-
15-08-5-4

2 rooms for rent $450 and $500(private en-
trance) Utilities included. No dogs allowed.
Convenient to SFCC.Available immediately
if interested call Kristy 352-275-2654 1-
15-08-5-4

Roommate needed f for furnished 2/2.5 town-
house condo. Rent is $550 (all inclusive).
Please call Jared @ (352) 219-1497 for more
info. 1-15-08-5-4

M or F Roommates needed for 3Bed/2Bath
pool home on 1 acre. Located 3 miles W
of 1-75. $400.month (includes Utils., Cable,
Internet & Vonage). Friendly pets/kids ok. 2
rooms avail. No lease. Non-Smokers 352-
281-5150 1-15-08-5-4

Female roommate, own bed/bath, furnished,
Windsor Park, close to UF on bus stop, pool,
hot tub, tennis, gym, $495, 1/3 utilities; avail
now. Katie 407-361-1154 1-14-08-5-4


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home and much more in the ALLIGATOR
CLASSIFIEDS! 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 Leightman,
Campus Realty at 352-219-2879. 4-23-72-5




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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
Divorce, Bankruptcy, Foreclosure
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!!! 1-31-21-5

Vintage House For Sale
226 NW 19th Ave 2br 2ba
Great location close to the Univ & Shands,
Everything New, New kitchen with new ap-
pliances including dishwasher, Central heat
& Air, All electric. Fresh paint inside & out.
Large fenced manicured yard, shed with dog
pen in back. Canopy carport. Must see!!!
Asking $86,500.00. Call 352-281-5482 1-
11-5-5


New 2, 3, & 4BR Upscale Condos
with unique Architectural detailing. Starting at
$215,000 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

SBED 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
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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 $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 factoryl 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

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


~F~or Sale o..MtorcycIes, Mopeds)


Bed- All New KingI 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

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 newly 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


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

*Erving K, COIN OP. POOL TABLE $600
051" 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

ROOT HARDER T-SHIRT SHOP
LOGO T-SHIRTS THAT WILL MAKE YA
ROOT HARDER
www.rootharder.com 1-11-3-10


Motorcycles, Mopeds


***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


** 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. 1yr
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 UFI
Pick-ups avail $19.99 oil changes! 336-1271
4-23-72-11

SWAMP CYCLES
CLOSE TO CAMPUS 534 SW4th Ave.
Scooters, E-bikes, Offroad, &Accessories!!
Best Prices and Customer Servicefl
www.swampcycles.com
4-23-71-11


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

BACK TO SCHOOL SCOOTER
CLEARANCE AT NEW SCOOTERS 4 LESS
Brand New 2007 Models
Full warranties! Limited #Availl
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

20000 Yamaha Razz Scooter
Runs great. $600. For small person only.
(352) 692-4419. 1-11-08-5-11


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

CARS -CARS BuyOSeIlOTrade
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!
00*** FREE 0 FREE 0 FREE FREEOOO
MUST HAVE TITLE! METRO GNV ONLY
CALL DON 215-7987 4-23-72-12

CARS FROM $29/MO!
Hondas 0 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




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 iro.


Call your sales rep today!

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LOCAL ARTIST NEEDS:
* Gold Diamonds Gems Class Rings
* ETC Top Cash $$$ or Trade *
OZZIE'S FINE JEWELRY 373-9243. 4-23-
72-13

BEAN 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
forgold 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


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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-
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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/Hour INSIDERS
$8.35-$9.40/hr MANAGERS in training
Apply online at www.gatordominos.com/jobs
Or at any of the 6 locations. 4-23-08-72-14

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
For a 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 NW 6th St.
352-378-9204
4-23-08-72-14


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




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**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

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 resumepix,
schedule to gnv@nanoneone.com 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

MICROBIOLOGY LABORATORY
TECHNICIANS NEEDED. PART TIME
POSITIONS STARTING PAY $8, FULL
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@thehiveinc.com
or call 352-219-7774. Please attach a picture
1-14-10-14

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/ Aftrschl 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 SWArcher Rd 1-9-08-3-14

Leasing Agents Needed
Large student community looking for mo-
tivated and high energy people to join our
team. P/T or F/IT 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. Vernon 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?
Learn while you work! We are now hiring
student assistants to work various events;
offering flexible schedules. Great reference.
Great experience. Make life-long friends.
Apply @ 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 inci 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





Now Hiring
Experienced Notetakers and Editors
SPRING 2008
Apply Online at www.SmokinNotes.com
1-18-08-10-14


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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 Internet.
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: BANYANi BIOMARKERS, Attn:
Dr. Monika Oli, Associate Director R&D,
moli@BanyanBio.com 1-17-08-9-14


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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@smsIawfirm.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 funlll 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,
PIT & 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
SSpring '08 schedule.376-1373 for more info.
S1-14-5-14


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

Summer Jobs
$2100
Co-ed camp
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 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.

PT BABYSITTER for fun 1, 3 and 5 yr old
boys. Various hours needed; esp Mon and
Wed. Expand refs req'd, non-smoker. In Haile
Plantation. $12/hr. Email rosenson@ufl.edu.
1-11-08-3-14

HOMEWORK COACH WANTED
For bright eleventh grade student. Needs or-
ganizational skills. 5 evenings a week. $10/hr.
352-665-6225 1-11-08-3-14

IT, PT flex hrs Enjoys keeping current on
Hardware/software products. Knowledge of
LINUX & non-Google/Yahoo search engines
pref. Troubleshoot serverw/6-8 work stations.
Resume to paulsrothstein@yahoo.com 1-
23-08-10-14

OFFICE ASSISTANT FT outside/inside,
passion for language & fitness. Avid reader,
interest in MMA a plus. Computer fluency.
1 yr + commitment. Resume to 626 NE 1st.
St. or paulsrothstein@yahoo.com 1-23-08-
10-14

Technician Needed FT/PT
Tues/Thurs a must
Please apply in person
Institute of Veterinary Spec
4011 NW43rd St. SuiteA 1-15-5-14

Want to have fun while working?
Cold Stone Creamery is hiringl!l
Looking for fun and energetic workers.
Apply at coldstonecreamery.com. 1-11-08-
3-14

Five Star Pizza is now hiring pizza makers
and phone personell. Will train right individu-
als. Flexible hours, fun environment, great
pay. Apply in person at 600 NW 75th ST
(352)333-7979 1-18-8-14

FULL RESTUARAUNT STAFF NEEDED for
new Thai Fusion Restaurant. Apply in person
with resume starting Tuesday 8th Jan through
Saturday the 12th, from 2-5pm only. 232 SE
1st Street Downtown Gainesville West of the
Hippodrome 1-11-08-3-14

Advanced Technologies & Testing Lab is
seeking applications for Full/Part Time
Office Assistant and Lab Technician /
Chemist. Please email your resume to
attl@bellsouth.net or fax to 352-378-0322
1-11-3-14

TEEN MODELS NEEDED
Publisher of nationally distributed student
educational guides and posters is looking
for local males and females, including all mi-
norities, between the ages of 14 and 21 to be
paid photography models. Your photographs
could appear in our educational publications
Which are distributed to schools nationwide.
Need to be available immediately for current
projects. Parent or Guardian must accom-
pany models 17 and under.

Log on to
www.studentaware.com/models.htm
for more information or call:

Sean Sailor
332-9600
AWARE COMMUNICATIONS
305 SW 140th Terrace
Newberry, FL 32669
1-11-3-14

Entry Level Lab Tech. Full or part time, in-
cludes weekends. Duties include monitoring
lab experiments, counting organisms, daily
measurements, handling water samples.
Email resume to: jobs@hydrosphere.net
1-17-08-7-14


Help Wanted


Club Decadence
NOW HIRING DANCERS
AND COCKTAIL WAITRESS.
Apply 12 SW 2nd St, Downtown Gainesville,
behind 8 Seconds next to parking garage.
352-222-2746, www.clubdecadence.com.
2-6-08-20-14


IMPORT AUTO REPAIR.BMW, Mercedes,
Porsche, Volvo, VW, Honda, Toyota, Nissan,
Mazda. Quality craftsmanship, reasonable
prices, near UF, AAA approved 378-"830
www.carrsmith.com 4-23-72-15

HYPNOTIST Stop smoking. Improve mem-
ory & concentration. Elminate bad habits.
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 value!).
FL Reg MI 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 Name Badges Cups Etc.
Best Selection In Town
www.signpower.com
SignMasters 335-7000
3-5-60-15

***GREAT BANNERS & SIGNS***
Custom Posters 0 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

BLUEGRASS MUSIC INSTRUCTION

Banjo*Fiddle*Guitar
Call 352-373-2385 1-11-08-15

MATH & PHYSICS TUTOR
First hour FREE! 10 years of experience.
Bilingual. Call Francisco at 352-494-8582
1-28-15-15

Editing and Proofreading Services: Mistake-
proof your paper starting at only $4.95/page.
Let our professional editors do the hard work
for you. Log on WriteltRight.com to perfect
your paper 2-29-08-39-15


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Like to hear from a woman for friendship
first. Someone who knows what good &
bad times are, share, talk, walks. Respect
& honesty. Maybe a relationship later. Knows
heartache. Reply to 100 NE 8th Ave. Apt 306,
Gainesville, FL 32601. 1-11-5-19

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IS YOUR BUSINESS, CLUB OR
ORGANIZATION HAVING AN EVENT?
DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL
ANNOUNCEMENT? PLACE YOUR AD
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ABORTION/ABORTION BY PILL (RU-486)
Student Discount.
Bread & Roses Women's Health Center
www.breadroses.com 352-372-1664
4-23-72-16

RED EYE & DISCHARGE
Research participants receive study related
examination, investigational drug and pay-
ment. Call Dr. Levy NOW 331-4040 4-23-
72-16

ACNE?
Call 352-328-9325. Email your acne pictures
to dryangacupuncture@gmail.com 1-15-
5-16

First Care of Gainesville
Urgent-Care / Walk-In Medical Clinic
4343 W. Newbery Rd, Ste #10, 373-2340
Students Welcome-No Appointment Needed
Most Insurances Accepted. 4-23-72-16


ANONYMOUS
HIV ANTIBODY TESTING
Alachua County Health Dept. Call
334-7960 for app't (optional $20 fee)

FLASHBACKS
Buys and sells modern casual clothing. 509
NW 10th Ave. 375-3752. We pay cash. Open
10-6. We buy till 5.. 4-23-72-18

*Family Chiropractic*
Since 1977. Two blocks from U.F.
373-7070
4-23-72-18

SAVE ON RAYBAN/SUNGLASSES

University Opticians
300 SW 4th Ave. 378-4480
4-23-72-18


Want to make a connection?
Place your ad here to look for someone to
share a common interest with or for your
true love

Well-off athletic businessman, 50, seeks at-
tractira fit lady 30-50 for dinner travel & fun.
Photos-info to jz1492@windstream.net
sub: Joe4me or call 386-454-5274 1-11-
5-19


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trips to BahamaPartyCruise, PanamaCity,
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people, get 3 free trips! Campus reps need-
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BAHAMAS SPRING BREAK
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NICK, from page 18


Late run spurs Gators


HOOPS, from page 18

UF carried the momentum into the second half and si-
lenced the raucous crowd when Lucas hit a 3-pointer that
gave UF the lead at 61-59, their first all night.
The two SEC teams battled down the stretch, the
young Gators never backing down and answering every
Alabama score and run with big play of their own.
With the score tied at 71, Florida poured on 11 straight
points and never looked back.
The Gators kept the defensive pressure on, pressing
the Alabama players from baseline to
baseline and answering their coach's re-
quest to play harder and most inspired
than their opponent.
Alabama refused to go away, pulling
to within two with 24.3 left to play and
bringing the crowd to its feet.
Calathes was then fouled and hit
Speights the first free throw before Dan Werner
snagged the second miss and hit two
from the line that sent the fans filing for the exits.
Florida native Alonzo Gee had a career day, scoring 32
points including 17 in the opening period.
Speights did a good job of corralling Alabama big man
Richard Hendrix early on, holding him to just two field
goals for nearly the first 14 minutes. Hendrix would then
explode and finish with 24 points and 16 rebounds.
Speights seemed outmatched at times. Hendrix
blocked Speights twice in the first half, including a crowd-
rousing stop on a dunk that led to an Alabama 3-pointer
and UF timeout.
"I'm not saying he (Hendrix) was Superman or any-
thing, but he was pretty close to it," Donovan said.
The Gators will hope to continue their strong play, host-
ing Auburn on Saturday.


year. (The '04s) even went through some games where we
lost and struggled. That just goes to show you how hard
the SEC is."
The laughable non-conference schedule taught us very
little about this new team, but it's tough to question Billy
Donovan's motives when you look at his recent pedigree.
"Just playing games helped us," sophomore forward
Dan Werner said. "With young guys, you just need to get
them out onto the court. The experience playing together is
just really important, more than competition out there."
Speights helped spur UF to a comeback win against
Alabama last year with eight points on perfect shooting.
The soft-spoken big man was asked Monday how the
team would react to SEC play. Despite his success against
the Crimson Tide, he didn't have an answer.
"We don't know yet," he said.
After Tuesday night, I don't know yet, either. 3


Mossor attempts to regain form after recent recovery


WHOOPS, from page 18

because she broke the pinky on
her non-shooting hand during pre-
season practice.
She made her season debut Nov.
28 at Jacksonville, scoring 6 points
in 16 minutes. Three games later,
Mossor had the best game of her ca-
reer, making her first start of the sea-
son and scoring 17 points on 6-of-12
shooting in 34 minutes of action.
But then she strained her abdo-
men and had to miss yet another
game.
She returned on Dec. 28 against
Holy Cross, but has made just 3 of 15
shots in her four games back.
She also fell on her wrist during
the game against Florida A&M on
Jan. 2.


"I haven't really been making
any in the game," she said with frus-
tration ringing in her voice. "I just
gotta get in the gym and shoot more
so I can get back where I was."
Lowery saw Mossor attack the
lane Saturday against Temple, even
if the sophomore's shots weren't
*falling.
"She was so
aggressive to the
basket and just
WOmens wanting to make
Basketball a play for us,"
Lowery said.
"You want that. That's what we
miss the most. That's what we want
out of her."
He's also unsure how to get her
point total back to double digits.
"It's just not being able to get on


the courts as much," Lowery said.
"She's been able to bounce back
and when she falls down, she'll get
right back up, and she's ready to go
again."
Mossor still wears tape on her
ring and pinky finger on her left
(non-shooting) hand and-had her
middle finger wrapped Tuesday at
practice as well.
The tape does get annoying.
"It makes you want to feel like
stripping it off," Mossor said. "I
have to wear it to play, so I just gotta
deal with it."
All of her setbacks have left
Mossor wondering where the first
half of the season went.
"It feels like it's just started," she
said laughing. "It definitely feels
like it's just starting for me."


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last year.
From the bench, he got a good look at just how different
the conference competition is.
"Just watching, you could see the competitiveness and
physicality of the game," Mitchell said. "It's totally differ-
ent than the non-conference schedule. Guys are way big-
ger, stronger, faster."
Teams like Tennessee Tech, Stetson, Charleston Southern
and High Point don't scream big, strong and fast.
And even though Calathes seemed poised for the 2008
portion of the 2007-08 schedule, Mitchell had some advice
for him.
"You knew it was a different animal," Mitchell said of
the SEC. "I meanwow, I don't know if I was ready for it last












Sports
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9, 2008


UF opens SEC play with road win

By DANNY KLEIN
Alligator Staff Writer
dklein@alligator.org

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. On a crowded and
hostile night in Alabama, the young Gators
finally proved they could play with the big
boys and showed their coach just how old
they really can be.
The Gators, with just one player in ju-
nior Walter Hodge with any significant
Southeastern Conference experience, over-
came a rough start and a feverish finish to
hold off Alabama 90-83 Tuesday night.
"When you're playing basketball there
really is no age," freshman Jai Lucas, who
scored 19 points said. "We don't feel young,
and hopefully today we showed that we re-
ally aren't at all."
UF head coach Billy
Donovan said he was proud
of his team after the win,
Me'S but remains wary moving
Men's forward.
Basketball "I'm scared to death of
this," Donovan said. "I've
been around too many young teams that em-
brace it and think it's easy and don't handle it
the right way.
'"You can look at this two ways. This can
be a great thing in terms of confidence or mo-
mentum or it can be a team thing and we get
fat and lazy."
UF looked sloppy and shaky early on,
committing more turnovers (10) than assists
(9) in the first half. Guard Nick Calathes com-
mitted five himself and the Gators looked like
they were struggling to stay in the game.
~he Gators seemed on the ropes after a bad
foul by Marreese Speights put Alabama for-,
ward Richard Hendrix on the line with just 6.5
left to play in the opening period. The Gators
trailed by 10 for the second time in the game
and looked despondent and discouraged.
The Gators then showed a resiliency and
maturity absent during their tough games so
far this season
Jai Lucas hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer that
brought UF to within seven and his father, Andrew Stanfil Alligator taff
John Lucas II, to his feet for the first time in AndrewStanfll/AIgatorStaff
the game. UF guard Nick Calathes, seen here during UF's win against Jackson-
SEE HOOPS, PAGE 17 ville, led the Gators to a victory against Alabama, scoring 21 points.


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Mossor works to make contribution despite injuries


* SHE HAS PLAYED IN JUST
EIGHT OF 15 GAMES.

By PHIL KEGLER
Alligator Staff Writer
pkegler@alligator.org

Jennifer Mossor doesn't want to
spend any more time in the train-
ing room.


The sophomore guard has
battled injuries and illnesses, play-
ing in only eight of the team's 15
games so far this season.
It hasn't been easy for the play-
er coaches looked to make a major
contribution this season.
"It seems like once it starts
feeling-good, I take one step back-
wards," Mossor said. "I guess


"It seems like once it starts
feeling good, I take one
step backwards."
Jennifer Mossor
UF guard

there's nothing really you can do
about it but hope that you get
better."


Assistant coach David Lowery
hates to watch one of his players
go through so many mishaps like
Mossor has.
"It's been tough," he said.
"She's a great kid to have on the
floor, she just has a certain pres-
ence about herself her smart-
ness of the game and just knowing
what to do, when to do it and


where to do it."
Mossor will have to hope her
injuries don't become a trend.
She missed the first two games
of last season with a stress fracture
in her left foot.
Then, this year she missed
the first six games of the season

SEE WHOOPS, PAGE 17


M Men's basketball:
Duke vs. Temple
ESPN, 7 p.m.

Mississippi vs. Tennessee
SUN 8 p.m.


'1 2002: Ron Zook is hired to replace
Steve Spurrier as UF head football
coach. The Web site fireronzook.com
is created soon afterwards, and three
years later he was. He finished 23-14.


*The UF women's tennis team is ranked
No. 4 in the preseason Intercollegiate
Tennis Association rankings. The Gators
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have four ranked individuals and two
ranked doubles teams.


NBA
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Minnesota 101
Men's basketball
Purdue 75
(6) Michigan St. 78


Shaky first half

shows weaknesses

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -
orry, I'm not convinced.
While I was impressed and astonished by
the Gators' resilient fight to beat host Alabama
on Tuesday night, I will remember that "I" word
about young teams.
Inconsistency.
UF looked lost in the first
half and was lucky to only be
down 47-40 at the break.
The second half was much
different, as the three-guard at-
Nick Zaccardi tack took over with a combined
Nick-el Coverage 57 points on the game..
nzaccardi@alligator.org Nick Calathes looked like a
floor general.
Jai Lucas showed an offen-
sive game I have yet to see from him, and he did it
in front of his father, John, a former NBA player and
coach.
Walter Hodge, who was becoming an afterthought
this season, stepped up like a veteran should when
his name was called late.
But look at the first half, too.
Calathes had five turnovers in the first half.
Richard Hendrix bullied Marreese Speights in-
side, and Alonzo Gee scored 17 points to send the
home crowd into a frenzy.
You can only attribute UF's seesaw halves to one
thing.
Inconsistency.
That is what you should expect from the Gators
for the next two months, the unexpected.
Calathes said on Monday he thought the baby
Gators were ready to trade blows in the SEC.
He called it a normal game, like it was nothing
special, like he knew what he was talking about.
, But Calathes had played zero SEC games before
making that statement.
And I don't think Tuesday's performance proves
Calathes right.
Sophomore Jonathan Mitchell, like most of the re-
turning Gators, played very little during SEC season
SEE NICK, PAGE 17






WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9, 2008 E ALLIGATOR, 19


RB coach takes job with Tennessee


By JENNA MARINA
Alligator Staff Writer
jmarina@alligator.org

Former UF running backs coach
Stan Drayton, a heavy recruiter for
the Gators, made a lateral move to.
Tennessee on Sunday.
Drayton said he waited until
Tuesday to make the news official,


so he could have time to speak to his
players at UF, but he will be headed to
Knoxville, Tenn., on Wednesday.
"Obviously we have some strong
relationships built here, but they do
understand the business," Drayton
said. "They understand the situation
that I was in. They're wishing me all
the best just like I'm wishing them all
the best."


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Former UF running backs coach Stan Drayton, right, looks on during the
Gators' 59-20 rout of Tennessee. He will coach for the Vols next season.


Drayton will replace Kurt Roper,
who left Tennessee in December with
former offensive coordinator David
Cutcliffe when he accepted Duke's
head coaching position.
UF coach Urban Meyer was not
made available for comment on
Tuesday, so Drayton's replacement is
still unknown.
Meyer met with Drayton on Jan. 2,
and the two decided that it was time
for a fresh start at the running backs
coaching position, though Drayton
pointed out that he was not fired.
Drayton said his interest grew
with the Volunteers after he spoke
with Tennessee's assistant athletic
director Bruce Warwick. Drayton and
Warwick worked together in 2001-03
with the Green Bay Packers.
Drayton said he felt Tennessee
was the right move because the run-
ning back position is featured more
prominently.
"I was excited about
coaching Emmanuel
Moody and Chris
Rainey and Kestahn
Football Moore, but some op-
portunities just fell in
my lap that made me reevaluate my
situation," Drayton said. "I thought
it would be a good opportunity for
me to explore a system where I could
continue to grow as a position coach
and help my longtime goal in becom-
ing an offensive coordinator or head
coach someday."
Drayton was the lowest paid of
Florida's nine assistant coaches this
season at $135,000, and he was one
of only two coaches making less than
$170,0.00.
Drayton was named one of
Rivals.com's top 25 recruiters in 2007
for his role in Florida's No. 1 recruiting
class. He secured players like Rainey,
defensive tackle Torrey Davis, backup
quarterback Cameron Newton.
It's unknown how Drayton's de-
parture will affect this year's recruit-
ing class.
Among others, Drayton was try-
ing to convince Jacksonville Trinity
Christian Academy running back
Jamie Harper the nation's No. 5
back according to Scout.com to
come to UF.


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