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Two new trustees appointed to UF board
By KIM WILMATH Dr. Steven M. Scott, a 59-year-old physician from Boca
Alligator Staff Writer Raton, will replace David Brown, whose appointment ex-
firstname.lastname@example.org pired this year.
The new appointments still re-
Florida Gov. Charlie Crist appointed two new members UFtraton confirmation from the Florida
to UF's highest governing body, the Board of Trustees, on Adm trt Senate.
Wednesday. Scott said his first official meet-
Danny Ponce, a 59-year-old attorney from Gainesville, ing with the board would be at a retreat next month.
will replace former board chairman Manny Fernandez, "I have no idea what I'm supposed to do, but I'm go-
who resigned in December. ing to try to learn between now and then," he said with a
Scott said he plans to work for more faculty endow-
ments and student scholarships.
Also, he said he'd like to utilize and expand UF's health
"UP is, I'm very, very proud to say, a fine academic
institution that I'm not sure many people in Florida fully
appreciate," he said.
Scott's term would end in 2013, and Ponce's in 2011.
Ponce could not be reached for comment.
GPD cracks down
on underage drinking
Harrison Diamond / Alligator
Gainesville Police officers arrest an unidentified man for using a fake ID behind a bar on First Avenue on
Wednesday night. Officers are cracking down on fake IDs and underage drinking in Midtown bars.
By KATIE EMMETS
The Gainesville Police
Department is warning underage
drinkers that there will be no more
Starting this week and lasting
through the spring semester, offi-
cers will be increasing their efforts
against underage drinking. Those
caught will be arrested without
"Even though you want it to be
legal, it's not," said GPD spokes-
man Lt. Keith Kameg. "It's our job
to enforce the laws, and we will."
As part of the increased ef-
forts, GPD officers will be patrol-
ling midtown the area along
University Avenue near campus
- and downtown in greater num-
bers at night. They also will be
walking through bars and clubs,
asking anyone who looks young
to show identification.
While working to reduce
underage drinking has always
been a GPD priority, Kameg said
the department is putting more
resources toward addressing the
problem in the wake of GPD Lt.
Corey Dahlem's April 2007 death.
"Even though you want it
to be legal, it's not. It's our
job to enforce the laws,
and we will."
Lt. Keith Kameg
Dahlem was killed by a drunk-
en driver on University Avenue
during the celebration of the 2007
national championship victory by
the UF men's basketball team.
In addition, Kameg said GPD is
SEE COPS, PAGE 4
UF cancer hospital reaches construction milestone
By KATIE SANDERS
As the final beam of the Shands at UF
Cancer Hospital ascended into the air with
the help of a powerful crane, the hopes of
those searching for a cure lifted a little, too.
A topping-out ceremony was held at the
hospital's construction site on Southwest
Archer Road at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, com-
memorating the final pour of the building's
highest level of concrete.
The $388 million, 500,000-square-foot
construction project is two months ahead
of schedule, aiming for completion in
September 2009, said Terry Bolden, senior
superintendent of Skanska USA Building
Inc, the construction company in charge of
After listening to a few congratulatory
speeches, hospital employees, supporters
and workers squinted through the sun's
glow and paid respect to a
U F- large American flag attached
Projects to the rising beam while the
national anthem blasted
from speakers nearby.
Tim Goldfarb, chief executive officer of
Shands HealthCare, thanked donors, ar-
chitects and construction workers for their
investment in the center.
"Like all great things of value, we build
with our hands, our heads and our heart,"
Despite achieving the milestone, he said
he anticipates the day when the hospital
will open its door to those seeking lifesaving
SEE HOSPITAL, PAGE 4
Smoke, fog cause 70-vehicle pileup; 4 die
POLKCITY (AP) -About 70 vehicles crashed Wednesday
on a highway blanketed by fog and smoke from a brush fire
in central Florida, and local officials said four people were
killed and 38 were injured in the fiery wrecks.
A stretch of nearly 15 miles of Interstate 4 between
Tampa and Orlando was dosed by several accidents, in-
cluding the 70-vehicle pileup. Aerial footage showed the
mix of fog and smoke covering the landscape for miles.
The poor visibility hampered rescue efforts, forcing officials
to walk along the closed stretch of 1-4 checking individual
vehicles for injuries, a Florida Highway Patrol trooper said.
Force staged a
Wednesday to pro-
mote the show it's
See story, pg. 5.
Gators tight end
Cornelius Ingram (right)
decided Wednesday that
he will return to UF for
his senior year instead of
entering the NFL Draft,
contrary to a report last
week. Ingram tied for the
team lead in receiving
touchdowns this season.
See story, pg. 20.
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to 10 p.m., tonight
UF's Student Government will
be hosting a showing of the
Republican candidates' de-
bate in South Carolina. Chips
and salsa will be served.
Museum Nights to kickoff
If low-carb dieting, exercising
daily or watching online lectures
doesn't seem to be working as
your New Year's resolution,
perhaps a more artistic approach
Museum Nights, the UF
program that allows students to
access the Ham Museum of Art
and Florida Museum of Natural
History exhibitions after hours,
is hosting a kick-off celebration
"Museum Nights created a
New Year's resolution to pro-
mote cultural awareness for
the students," said Kelli Wood,
Museum Nights chairwoman
and a UF political science and art
The "Celebrate the New Year"
event, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.,
gives attendees the chance to
view "The Ceramics of Toshiko
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UF Republicans, Democrats content with Clinton win
By DEBORAH SWERDLOW
Following Tuesday's New Hampshire
presidential primaries, UF student groups
supporting both the .Democrats and the
Republicans expressed satisfaction with the
Democratic winner but for different reasons.
Ben Grove, chairman of UF College
Republicans and a political science senior,
said his group would love to see Sen. Hillary
Clinton, D-N.Y, as the Democratic nominee in
the general election.
"In terms of rallying our base, there is
nothing more of a driving factor than having
another Clinton on the ballot," Grove said.
Clinton won with 39 percent of the vote,
and Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., won the
Republican primary with 37 percent. Both
candidates finished third in the Iowa caucus
es on Jan. 6.
Grove said McCain's victory, which was
fueled by independents, proved the Arizona
senator is a viable candidate to be the next
president. In New Hampshire, independents
can choose whether to cast ballots in the
Democratic or Republican primary.
He also emphasized that the lack of a
dear front-runper for the Republicans makes
Florida's primary even more important.
"I think Florida being the big state, being
the be-end-all for some candidates, other states
will look at Florida and make their decision,"
Grove said. There are no active UF student
The UF College
Clinton for her victory in a
And the student group
backing Clinton was obvi-
ously also excited.
McCain Becca Guerra, co-chair-
woman of the Clinton-backing student group
Gators for Hillary, and a UF master's student
in political campaigning, said her group
"We knew she could do it," Guerra said.
"We faced a lot of criticism this week, but
we felt that the campaign really just stayed
Clinton's campaign was able to .turn her
defeat in Iowa into momentum, Guerra said.
She said her organization thinks Clinton's
"misty moment," when the senator shed a
few tears during a Monday speech in New
Hampshire, showed voters her personal side
and helped her win.
"It's not going to be an easy race, but I think
that Hillary has a good chance," Guerra said.
"She proved herself in New Hampshire, and I
think she'll give it her best."
Plans for East Gainesville factor in endorsements
* LOCAL BLACK LEADERS
ALSO STRESS EDUCATION.
By APRIL DUDASH
Alligator Contributing Writer
A group of local black lead-
ers and organizations made
endorsements Monday night for
the upcoming Gainesville City
The African American
Accountability Alliance chose
to endorse Thomas Hawkins Jr.
for District 2 At-Large, Bryan
Harman for District 2 and City
Commissioner Jack Donovan for
Members of the group made
their decisions based on votes
from the public forum and a small-
er panel meeting.
Alliance members primarily
asked candidates about their plans
for East Gainesville.
Former UF Student Senate
President Robert Agrusa, who is
campaigning for a seat as a District
2 At-Large commissioner, stressed
the importance of safety in East
More neighborhood-watch pro-
grams are needed in order to hold
each neighborhood accountable,
News running for a District
2 Commission seat,
said he went on a
ride-along with a Gainesville po-
lice officer and saw places in East
Gainesville that he thinks should
"I've seen -the potential, the
possibilities that the community
has to offer, but I've also seen the
consequences if we choose to do
nothing," Poe said.
Education was also a major is-
sue brought up by the Alliance.
"If Johnny can't read and
Johnny can't graduate, then
Johnny isn't going to be a produc-
tive citizen," said Ed Jennings, a
former state representative and
a co-chairman on the Alliance's
executive board. "All our hearts
should bleed for that."
Agrusa said more vocational
schools should be offered in East
"They encourage at-risk chil-
dren to go through programs that
stress success in a particular field,"
Candidates were also asked
how they would permanently
implement black history in public
Poe, who taught American his-
tory at Fort Clarke Middle School,
said every day, week and month
should demonstrate the impor-
tance of black history.
4-; ALLIGATOR, THURSDAY, JANUARY 10, 2008'
Dahlem's death sparks enforcement surge
COPS, from page 1
The Student Government program that extended Library
West's operating hours during final exams could become a
finals-week fixture if UF's library administration is satisfied
with the results.
The program extended the library's dosing hour to 4 a.m.
from Dec. 1 to Dec. 13. During that time, about 36 percent more
students used Library West than during normal operating
hours, according to data from the library.
Kevin Reilly, Student Senate president, will meet with Judith
Russell, dean of university libraries, within a few
0n weeks to decide if the extension was successful
Campus enough to continue.
If they decide to keep the program, Reilly said
they'd discuss how to improve it and possibly
expand the later dosing time to other libraries on campus.
"The more options we have the better," he said.
Reilly said he would like to eventually keep the library open
24 hours a day during final exams.
"People need to study, and for better or worse people are
pulling all-nighters," Reilly said. I" think having a place on
campus where people, can do that is tremendously impor-
The library is regularly open until 1 a.m. from Sunday to
Thursday, 10 p.m. on Friday and 6 p.m. on Saturday.
arrests were made at The Swamp
Restaurant, which was packed
with people watching the college
football national championship
Jaclyn O'Brian, a manager at
The Swamp, said servers have
been instructed to double- and tri-
ple-check ID cards.
Local But sometimes,
News she said, it does not
matter how meticu-
lous servers are.
"We can't help when kids give
other kids their drinks," O'Brian
Since no one likes to party
around police officers, Kameg said
he would advise bars and clubs to
take GPD's warning seriously for
the sake of their own popularity.
"If they choose not to abide,
they will be getting our undivided
attention," he said.
On their way to a club
Wednesday night, Courtney
Owens and Brittany Head, both
18-year-old UF students, said they
felt GPD's efforts were futile. They
said they often get 21-and-up
wristbands without showing their
Owens said even if she doesn't
get a wristband, she often walks
up to the bar and orders drinks
without being questioned.
Construction two months ahead of schedule
HOSPITAL, from page 1
"I cannot wait for 18 months from today," Goldfarb
said, referring to the hospital's anticipated comple-
tion. "We will have a party."
Before it was lifted about 280 feet in the air, the
white beam was autographed by all of the construc-
tion workers and others who supported the project.
It will be kept inside the hospital after the building is
Brad Pollitt, vice president of facilities develop-
ment for Shands, said the building would include
family areas in patient rooms for overnight stays and
192 private rooms for patients, he said.
Additions such as a chapel, a meditation garden
and a two-story lobby with large glass windows that
allow for bright light to flood the room are meant to
inspire patients, their families and hospital staff, he
"There's a lot of heart that goes into this building,"
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focusing more sharply on under-
age drinking because at the start
of each semester, new students
tend to assume that in a college
town, alcohol-related crimes go.
Usually, Kameg said, it is ob-
vious that people are not of age
when they quickly put down their
drinks upon spotting an officer.
Monday night, nine underage
women were arrested during a
one-hour span in the midtown
area, Kameg said. Seven of the
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Theatre Strike Force ready to battle for belly laughs
By KATIE SANDERS
Get ready to rumble.
Theatre Strike Force, a UF
student group of improvisational
comedians, will host its annual
improv showdown,. dubbed
"Rumble in the Swamp," at 8 p.m.
And to promote the event,
members were their usual show-
stealing selves on Wednesday.
A pie-eating contest on
Turlington Plaza Wednesday
afternoon promoted the show in
outrageous TSF fashion.
'Erik Voss, TSF treasurer and
UF sophomore, chose to inhale
his pie rather than eat it, causing
him to dramatically spit it out and
"I got it all up my nose, and
now everywhere I smell smells
like lemon meringue pie," Voss
said. "I just wanted to have fun
with it and get the word out
Voss' pie-eating antics are the
first of many spur-of-the-moment
performances visitors can expect
from him and about 30 others
during the shows.
He has also helped the troupe
write a few sketch-comedy acts.
"The process of writing and
coming up with scripted material
is something new and exciting,"
The troupe will divide into
Team Orange and Team Blue
before battling it out at Constans
Theatre for the chance to earn
bragging rights and a coveted
improv championship belt.
Brooks Heatherly, TSF presi-
dent and UF theater and telecom-
munication junior, said the troupe
has been preparing for the show
The group passed out fliers,
wrote chalk messages on campus
sidewalks and made a video to
promote the event.
"It's a chance for us to really
showcase who we are and what
we do," Heatherly said.
The shows will be performed
in a style similar to MTV's show
"Wild 'N Out," but Voss said
this version is more structured
because a referee will be there to
blow his whistle, throw flags and
penalize players for breaking the
The group will perform other
short improv games similar to
the ones played on the TV show
"Whose Line Is It Anyway?"
Audience members will shout
suggestions toward the stage
before each scene. The group an- getting to the theater by 7:30 p.m.,
ticipates about 400 people at each as they almost always have a full
performance and recommended house.
There are two more opportu-
nities to catch the "Rumble" on
Friday and Saturday nights at 8.
Casey Brooke Lawson / Alligator
Members of the Theatre Strike Force comedy group Rich Camillucci, right, and Nicole Christiansen, left,
scarf down pies during a pie-eating contest with passerby Robert Gartner, center, Wednesday on Turling-
ton Plaza. The contest was held to promote the group's improv show tonight.
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Reuse cities' plans
to reduce waste
Homeowners looking to reduce their energy consump-
tion can take advantage of the rebates Gainesville
Regional Utilities offers for solar water heaters.
Commuters looking for a way to conserve fuel can use the
new Web-based Alachua County carpool program. These
are just a few of the latest ways Gainesville residents can go
green. And it's our guess, judging by the growing number
of Toyota Priuses driving around town along with UF's
growing commitment to sustainability that this trend is
one that's here to stay. However, local government may be
overlooking one of the most fundamental ways to protect the
The City of Gainesville's mandatory recycling ordinance,
first enacted in 1997, requires all businesses within city limits
to separate designated recyclable materials and establish a
recycling program. But for the roughly 23,000 apartment
units around town, the city has only mandated that newspa-
pers and metal cans be recycled. Why stop there?
Much larger cities like Pittsburgh, San Diego and Seattle
have successfully made recycling mandatory. In 2006, Seattle
passed its recycling law to prohibit recyclables in both
residential and business garbage as a way to reduce landfill
space and saw a 90 percent compliance rate without enforce-
While the City of Gainesville Web site does provide a
helpful checklist where you can figure out if you are a "gar-
bage geek" or an "environmental angel," we think it's time
Gainesville stepped up to the plate and made recycling man-
datory for all apartment complexes.
Underage, under arrest
T he popular joke that
you turn 21 years
'T old when you move
to Gainesville is something
many UF students have
taken literally at some point
or another. Whether it's let-
ting your friend buy you a
drink and sneak it to you
in a crowded bar or, more
boldly, ordering a drink
while cleverly making sure
your wristbanded-less arms
don't show, it's an all-too-
common practice. But that
doesn't make it legal.
We're not going to sit here
and pretend that we haven't
attempted the above actions,
but we will say that now it's
just not worth the incredible
risk they require.
Sure, getting away with
something you're not sup-
posed to be doing in public
may give you a little thrill
- if you're into that sort
of thing. And yes, you
shouldn't be restricted from
buying a beer when you can
legally fight for your coun-
try in war. But, it is what it
is. You will be arrested, and
you will have to make that
phone call home that no one
wants to make.
Since the Gainesville
Police Department is beef-
ing up patrols at local bars,
it seems ridiculous to even
try to pull a fast one at The
Swamp Restaurant. We can't
reasonably expect local law
enforcement to ignore the
dangers of an out-of-control
drinking scene, which was
tragically illustrated with
the death of GPD Lt. Corey
Dahlem last April.
So, we say, if you really
must have your booze, just
be responsible and stay
home. Or better yet, host a
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W A Thile high-school seniors all over the country
are struggling to achieve nothing less than a 4.0
to get into their top-choice university, the star
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While UF's football program graduates about 72 per- ers to stay in school
cent of its football players, this number is sadly beyond the This could make then
averages of other schools with a similar level of talent on then they should finish
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University. Both schools graduate less than 54 percent of schedules. Some have
their football players. I guess talent isn't everything, removing athletic pro;
Besides these two schools, it is appalling to note that there.
among the bowl games this season, at least 10 teams had Maybe other sch
players benched for academic ineligibility. According UF's lead to solve thi
to ESPN.com, Michigan State University alone had five Association has an ei
players sitting out for their unsuccessful match-up against viding expert guidanc
Boston College in the Champs Sports Bowl. other schools, howeve
You don't even need to look further than our own they do, they're just ni
state. There was talk of Florida State University not even My experience her
participating in the Music City Bowl due to allegations of out game days, tailg
academic dishonesty against more than 20 of its players. for both fans and pla
So, let me get this straight. These athletes are given this shouldn't be the only
academic reward from a highly accredited school, and Rebecca Ganzak is a
nearly half of them throw it away.
Of course each situation is player-
specific, but isn't the point of at-
tending college to get a degree? Or
are they just using it as a stepping
stone to the NFL? The chances of
all of these players making it in
professional ball is slim to none, so
you would think they would take
re? Is it the university for setting un-
r their student athletes from whom
L? Or is it the athletes for forgetting
hitting academics first?
uld be a good idea to force the play-
longer than the current minimum.
i realize if they have come this far,
would be to lower the graduation
t athletes, considering their crazy
even gone as far as to recommend
grams altogether. Let's not even go
)ols would only have to follow
s problem. Our University Athletic
entire department dedicated to pro-
:e to Gators student athletes. Many
r, do not provide such services or if
e at UF wouldn't be the same with-
ates and football rivalries. It's OK
yers to participate in sports, but it
reason they attend.
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DAVID LOW I AVENUE WRITER.
"Hey, nice pants, faggot!"
My heart froze. There were oth-
ers around, but I knew the ignorant,
hateful and untrue words were
directed at me.
Turning, I saw four men, each
with beer in hand, sitting on the
back of a parked truck. After more
jabs at my sexuality, I couldn't help
but wonder why my skinny jeans
had caused the whole ordeal.
It was in second grade when
I got my first CD, and from that
point on, music was my life. Soon I
began playing guitar, often standing
in front of a mirror to emulate the
rock stars I saw on TV and in photo-
graphs. Of course, something didn't
look quite right.
But in 1999, while wrapped up in
heavy metal from the '80s, I decided
I wanted to look like the titans of
thrash I so admired. I wanted to
change my style for music
It's a social thing
"Since the early 1900s, music
has been a driving force in fash-
ion," said Matthew Turner, owner
of Wolfgang Clothing Boutique at
1127 W University Ave. "It's been a
huge factor, not necessarily in high
fashion, but in what's going on on
Wolfgang's not your gen-
eral dother, but that was part
of Turner's intention.
While the store doesn't
cater to one specific audi-
ence, groups whose styles
are steeped in hip-hop and
indie rock music will likely
enjoy the clothes, he said.
Turner, who graduated, from the
University of North Florida with a
bachelor's degree in psychology and
a minor in music history, said many
people are affected and changed by
music because they want to express
themselves as part of a culture.
While fashions and the music as-
sociated with them can help people
of similar styles and points of view
connect, being different and making
a statement with dothes can also
prove to be alienating. -
Lauren Ciaccia says she dresses
Rock the Look
Different music affects personal style
like a "weirdo." The UF journalism
junior says people often assume that
she listens to weird music because of
the way she dresses.
But Ciaccia, who has been a fash-
ion intern with the Denise Williams
Showroom and Streeters NYC, who
Everyone is different, but that's
how we get by stereotyping
owner of Wolfgang Clothing Boutique
supplied clothing for indie music
groups like Bright Eyes and Rilo
Kiley, doesn't feel that music has a
lot to do with the way people dress.
"I think it did a lot more in the
past," she said. "When I think of
different eras, like '90s grunge, '70s
glam rock, '70s punk, '60s hippie,
etcetera, it was the music of the time
that was literally fueling different
movements in fashion."
But she said that another move-
ment is also happening now, with
"the whole indie, hipster scene."
Turner agrees, but said hip-hop
and street wear, with their unlikely
color combinations and unusual
prints, are probably the largest
movements today in music and
fashion's symbiotic relationship.
"Hip-hop culture is stronger than
ever, because it has become incorpo-
rated in our day-to-day lives," he
said. "Hip-hop will probably never
Turner also said that
music of the different eras
all had importance at the
time they emerged, but like
everything else, died only
to be revived later, sans-
The first time a style that
accompanies music comes along,
there is meaning behind it. But
usually, when the style is back, the
meaning has changed, he said.
"With punk, it meant they were
rebelling and not down with the
current state of affairs," he said.
"But now if someone is 'punk,' it's
pretty much someone saying, 'yeah,
I know how to rock this look.' There
are always exceptions, though."
Turner doesn't like to label
people solely on choice of clothes.
In fact he hates labels, but accepts
that it's what people do. '
'"Juno' delivers warmth despite indie pandering
DANNY DJELJOSEVIC I AVENUE WRITER
"Juno" is "Little Miss Sunshine" for 2007: a cute comedy
with "indie" sensibilities that has won the hearts of both
critics and audiences alike. The main difference between
the two, however, is that "Juno" is actually good.
Ellen Page stars as Juno, a spunky teen who finds her-
self pregnant thanks to her friend Paulie (Michael Cera
of "Superbad" and, more importantly, TV's "Arrested
Realizing her inability to raise another human being, she
decides to put it up for adoption and finds a pair of young
suburbanites (Jennifer Garner and Cera's "Arrested" co-star
Jason Bateman) who seem genuine and caring enough.
From there, Juno attempts to reconcile her relationship
with Paulie as the marriage between her unborn child's
adoptive parents falls apart.
Films like this depend on their scripts, and "Juno" sports
a strong one by newcomer Diablo Cody.
a Despite the subject matter, 'Juno' never re-
ally gives in to the schmaltz that threatened
to undermine even a comedic avalanche like
'Knocked Up.' )
Despite the subject matter, "Juno" never really gives in to
the schmaltz that threatened to undermine even a comedic
avalanche like "Knocked Up." What appears onscreen is
sarcastically funny, yet warm.
At times, the film tries to pander to the indie crowd, but
unlike the typical quirky comedy, Cody imbues the charac-
ters with humanity rather than just stylized weirdness.
Director Jason Reitman keeps the script's indulgences
in check. In the wrong hands, "Juno" could have been sub-
"Napoleon Dynamite" fare, but Reitman's direction gives
the film a sense of verisimilitude despite all the more styl-
ized elements working against it.
The soundtrack, however, depicts the essential problem
in the film of indie sensibilities being forced upon it.
It features not only the appropriately awkward, folky
music of The Moldy Peaches, but also indie mainstays like
Belle & Sebastian and Sonic Youth. These are all acceptable
as Juno could conceivably listen to them (and does listen to
some of them), but the use of music by iconic acts like The
Kinks and The Velvet Underground give the impression
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"Everyone is different, but that's
how we get by stereotyping other
people," he said. "If you see some-
one wearing skinnyjeans with a slim
build, you're automatically going to
think 'oh, he's an indie kid.' If you
,see a guy with looser jeans and a hat
turned to the side, you assume he's
into hip-hop and if you see someone
wearing khakis and a Lacoste shirt,
he has to be a prep."
While Ciaccia concurs, she be-
lieves there may be a kernel of truth
in jumping to conclusions about
"It's bad to judge people based
on how they dress," she said, "but
most of the time you're probably
going to be right."
I'd almost made it out of the
parking garage when the scuffling
sounded behind me. My fears of
harm were relieved when saw only
one guy stumbling toward me.
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schom kind of rock shtar, or ss-
somesing?" he managed to spew
I just smiled and walked away,
thinking to myeslf, "mission accom-
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* Want to hook up with a bud? Think again
* Over drinks the other day, my girlfriend
said something puzzling: "I like to sleep
with my friends because I know them, but
* why do they always end up falling for me
when I specifically tell them this isn't any-
thing more than sex?"
Her assertion got me thinking that I
S have a slew of friends with exactly the op-
posite problem they think bedding their
bud will produce their happily ever after.
But do "friends-with-benefits" ever end
up working? Isn't someone going to end
up hurt? Doesn't the friendship become
strained and awkward?
The temptation for falling into the sce-
nario is relatively self-explanatory: nookie
without the needy, canoodling without the
commitment, but safety and security from
the sex. Like socialism, it seems brilliantly
workable on paper. Reality check. It's not.
A 2006 Michigan State University study
found 60 percent of college students sur-
veyed had or currently have a "FWB," but
also that the situation usually brought more
stress than satisfaction.
Maybe someone wonders why they
they wouldn't be a good couple if they were
good as friends in the sack. Hurt feelings
and disappointed expectations ensue and
onward the awkward scenario unfolds.
More of a numbers person? The same
Michigan State survey also found that
only 10 percent of FWBs ever turn into real
romantic bliss. Further, a fourth of those
surveyed lost their friendship entirely.
Perhaps my former friend-with-benefit
status binds me to such skepticism. I once
attempted to turn my bud into my beu. I
failed miserably and I have the journal en-
tries to prove it. ,
But I'd like to
believe that I'm now
wise enough now to
see that the situation
never ends up the
way it's entered into light-heartedly.
Nine times out of 10 these situations fail
to produce amore. More threatening, you
have the potential of losing a person who
you considered a trusting enough friend
that you let them see you naked.
Sure, the allure of friendly casual sex is
omnipresent in us all, but sometimes keep-
ing our raging hormones in check is a great-
er sign of maturity and self-assuredness.
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ANA MONTANO I AVENUE WRITER
With the Writers Guild of America strike
still in full swing, TV viewers are starting
to feel the. effects. Yeah, we've gotten by
in the past few weeks with the holidays to
distract us, but now that they're over we're
left itching for a fix. So while we wait for a
resolution to the strike, here are some fun
alternatives for all you TV lovers:
1. Catch up on all the shows you've
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So you've got a list of shows you've
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Well, now is your chance, so borrow your
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2. Watch shows that have already ended
and are available on DVD.
Get yourself a present with all the gift
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and enjoy any of ^( No comr
the newly (or previ- breaks an
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didn't have premium want to watch
cable, now is your
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3. Rewatch your favorite TV shows.
If you're like me, you can watch your
favorite shows over and over. So rent or
buy your favorite show, sit back, relax
and remember why you fell in love with
"Friends" in the first place.
4. Replace TV time with movie time.
Hit up your local video
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Set a goal. Try to watch
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it. some of the good ones
you might not have come
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Go outside. We live in Florida. There's
no ice, sleet or snow and you have reso-
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inside with "Rock of Love" and a tub of ice
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as a skateboarding geek on his debut, "Food
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most clever storytellers in music.
The pseudo-concept album continues the
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Songs like "Streets on Fire," "Put You On
. Game" and the horror-film-worthy "The
Coolest" personify abstract concepts like "the
streets," "the game" and "the cool" in order
to explain and criticize some of hip-hop's
most popular cliches. This is most evident
on the stripped-down, synth-heavy "Dumb
It Down," a satirical mocking of modem hip-
hop's lyrical deterioration.
Outside of the overall album concept, in-
dividual songs deal with their own distinct
issues. On "Gotta Eat," Lupe raps from the
perspective of a fast food meal trying to kill its
unknowing consumer, while "Little Weapon,"
brilliantly produced by Fall Out Boy frontman,
Patrick Stump, is a militaristic take on child
soldiers and the effect of violent video games
While "The Cool" takes pride in its fresh
ideas, some of the best moments come from
its most simple songs. The nostalgic love song
"Paris, Tokyo" is reminiscent of vintageATribe
Called Quest, while the orchestral "Superstar"
is a reminder of how current hip-hop can still
make a listener feel good.
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2 rooms for rent, nice furnished house
2 blocks from campus, hdty, wireless,
all appliances, call Michelle at 5612894759
or Richard at 5612130141
1 BR Private Pool Cottage.
walk to Univ $595 + $155 util.
wireless & more-First & Last
No pets no smoking. 377-2026. 1-15-5-1
LAMANCHA 914 SW 8th Ave. 2 blocks to
UF, cable tv, utilities, wifi internet all included.
Laundry, security, and pool also. Rooms rent
as low as $425/mo. 352-284-7304 1-23-08-
Room in Mens apartment very close to
campus! $400 w/ Utilities 352-328-5448 1-
lbr/lba @ Countryside. Walk-in closet, tv,
bed, light, cable, water included. Washer &
dryer and furnished living room. Gym, pool,
spa, basketball, 2 bus rts for complex. Quiet
roommates. $500/month. Call 786-390-4252
"Fully furnished 1Bedroom in 3Bed/2Bath.
Apt*MOVE IN SPECIAL FREE Rent +
Utilities for first month. Located at the inter-
section of Archer and 34th street near all
major shopping plazas and restaurants.
RENT 294 per month is nagotiable.
BUS ROUTES 1, 12 and 34.
CONTACT 352-870-3950 1-15-08-4-1
Room for rent in a 2/2 townhouse condo.
Quiet, clean, 5 min on the busline from UF.
Fully furnished; $450 covers all utilities/
internet. Call Kevin 321-474-3466 1-16-5-1
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 212 STEPS TO UFI
LEASING FOR FALL 2008
.Private baths, W/D, monitored alarm
From under $650 per person! Pets OK
$199 1st month's rent
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
BE THE FIRST-IN THE LAST
BRAND NEW IN 2007 313TH
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 LEFT!!! 338-0002
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-
1 MOVE IN TODAY!
1 BR Apartment Quiet Pets OK
ONLY $588 Includes Water/Sewer
Walk/Bike to UF/Shands/Shopping
Nice Pools/Courtyards 372-7555 4-23-08-
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! wlwasher&dryer
Move in today or November! Your choice
Includes alarm, patio, disposal, D/W
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
*GET TO CLASS ON TIME*
Close to UFII!
Luxury 1/1, 2/2 flats & 3/3 TH
FREE cable HBO/Show & Tanning
Gated *Alarms Pet Friendly
Oxford Manor, 377-2777
** ELLIE'S HOUSES **-
Quality single family homes. Walk or bike to
UF. www.ellieshouses.com 352-215-4991 or
APTS ACROSS FROM UF
Available FALL 2008
Rooms, Studios and 1/1s
From only $466 per month!
*NO MOVE IN FEES*
Luxury 2/2 & 3/3 TH
1 Month Free Rent
Free cable w/HBO & Show & Tanning
Gated*Game Rm*Pet Friendly
Move in today! 367-9910
Location is EVERYTHING
HUGE 1,2, & 3 BRSI
Pet Friendly*FREE Parking @ UF
Great Rates! Call Now 373-1111
**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
BIVENS COVE Leasing for Fall & NOW!
1 BR-$729, 2BR-$443/person,
FREE TANNING! TWO POOLS!
W/D in select units. 376-2507
SIZE DOES MATTER
Giant -Luxury 1,2&3 Beds
Cable PC Lab Tanning Pool
Full W/D! We love petsl
Avail. Now or Jan. 372-8100
The Boardwalk-Leasing for Fall & Nowl
W/D in select units. FREE Tanning!
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
60 sec walk to UF. Short term avail. 1 or 2
rooms $425 & up. Call 352-538-2181 4-23-
MOVE IN NOWI
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-
Sing now for Fall!
1/1 and 2/1 Apartments
As low as $519 per month
Hidden Village Apartments
MINUTES FROM UF!!!
313's from only $486 per Bdrm
4/4's from only $452 per Bdrm
FREE Cable w/ HBO/ SHOWTIME
FREE Tanning, 24hr Fitness Center
Ask About our Huge 2/2.5 Townhouses
Convenient Bus Route!
FORGET YOU HAVE ROOMMATES!
Huge 4BR townhomes w/WID. 1662 sq.ft.
FREE gym membership and FREE cable!
LIVE THE LIFE!
All Inclusive Ind. leases
Big 2/2s 3/3s & 4/4s
Filling fast Lease now
MOVE IN TODAY
1/1 & 3/2 starts@ $b39
FREE RENT & NO Mil FEES
www.Aspen Ridge. Com
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
Reserve Now For January 2007!
Downtown-Studios, 1, 2, & 3's
It is never too early to sign! 338-0002
*Psst...Have You Heard?*
Luxury 2/2 THs & 3/3 Flats
FREE Cable, FREE Tanning, FREE Alarms
We love Pets! Walk to UF! M/I Now or Fall!
WALK TO CLASS
2brs from $395/room
Move-in Now or Jan!
Call today! 352-372-7111
Whales, Elephants, & Dinosaurs
OK, now that we have you thinking BIG, think
BIG rooms, BIG amenities, and BIG Savings
(until 12-31-07). 5 minutes from UF and
Ask About Our Move In Specials
Large 1, 2 & 3 bdrm Floor Plans;
Furniture Packages Inc. Washer/Dryer;
Workout Rm, Tennis Court; Swimming Pool;
Sauna etc. Mon-Fri 9-6, Sat 10-3
700 SW 62nd Blvd 877-781-8314
Ask About Our Move-In Specials
Individual Leases: Furniture Packages,
IncI 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
1 BR Loft Style
Starting at $600 mo
M-F 11-6 Sat 10-2
3006 SW 23rd St 866-747-8443
HUGE 2 BR I 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.
CRICKET CLUB II
Brand new 1,2, & 3 bdrm
Conveniently located near
and SFCC. For more info. Call:
M-F 9-6, Sat b, Sun 1-5
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
Available Now Walk to UF
3BR house cent AC/H $895
3BR 2BA home $1100
Gore-Rabell Realty 378-1387
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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.
NE 10th St. W/D hk-ups. Hardwood, fans,
large backyard, excellent condition, $900/mo
No Dogs 373-3736 2-13-08-45-2
Available in Fall. 1-2-3 bedrooms, Hardwood
floors, fans, porches, downtown. No dogs.
1st-last-security. 373-3736 2-13-08-45-2
Ask about 1 month
1BR/1 BA starting at $635
Close to UF & Shands
2411 SW 35th PI
M-F 9-6, Sat. 10-2
Luxury on Sale
Now only $570/person
2br/2.5ba on sorority row
W/D, dishwasher, alarm
Available Jan 4th! 372-7111
Available Now & Fall Walk
to UF. new complex 1BR $999
2BR 2.5 BA washer/Dryer
$1499 pets allowed
Gore-Rabell Realty 378-1387
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 inci. Big fenced
yard. 716 NW4th Ave. $750/mo. billconradco
email@example.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
Large shady yard. No pets. Available Jan 1,
2008. $950/mo. 352-378-9220 or 352-213-
BEAUTIFUL AND 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
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UNIQUE RENTAL-WOODED OASIS IN
CENTER OF TOWN! Porches-Privacy fence-
complete remodel!Bus @ driveway.Looking
for like minded people to share amazing
space!Rooms$350-$425 Call Now! 5143690
CASABLANCA WEST! 3BR2.5BATH,
Porch, w/d hookups, pool, $895/rent
2735 SW 35th Place #201
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
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
BIKE TO CAMPUS! Private 2Br duplex,
Ceramic tile, large fenced yard, pets consid-
ered, $595/rent, 3801 SW 17th Place
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
CONVENIENT TO SHANDS/UFI Quiet,2BR
1.5 BATH, wood laminate flooring, newer
carpet, washer/dryer, $825/rent, 4536 SW
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
Great place for students!
3 BR 2 BA 1300 sq.ft. condo
Minutes from oaks mall and UF
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Shands/UF area. Leave message please
386-328-6229, cell 386-972-4115 or email:
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-
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
*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
**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.
2 BLOCKS TO UFI WOOD FLOORSI
1 and 2 bedrooms for FALL
As low as $380/person
Pets welcome! Wood floors available
Open late! 371-7777
NW 39th Ave 2BR/2BA With loft, large, open,
bright $740-750 without loft $635-650. Gated
patio, trees, costly laminated floor, part utils
paid. Convenient, good neighborhood. 373-
8310, 219-3937 1-11-5-2
2 BLOCKS TO STADIUM
2BR/1BA wood floors, fireplace, screened
porch. Available now. No pets
2BR/2.5BA DSL/Cbl incl $949
5BR/2BA Near UF $1295
3BR/2BA House $1300
Ask about Move-In Specials!
30 + Properties Available!
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.
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
Rooms for rent, 2 bedrooms each with
private bath in 4/4 condo, $400/ room + utili-
ties. Female nonsmokers please. Call Haley
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.
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-
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-
**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
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.
SPACIOUS 1BR APT FOR RENT
New appliances. screened balcony. Walk to
Oaks Mall, restaurants & movie theater. Call
2BR 1 BA Home off NW 6th St.
Terazzo Floors, Window A/C, Nat
Gax ht. 750 sq. ft. $600/Mo
Call Merrill Management Inc.
352-372-1494 x 10 1-10-1-2
1BR apt in the Siegal Building. Great view,
7th floor. W/D, garage parking. $750/mo.
2BR/2.5BA, WID, quiet, only 1 year old, 35th
PI. Close to UF & Sharids. On bus route.
$1100/mo. Available immediately Call 352-
3 bedroom Across from UFI
Available fall 2008
ONLY $505 per person!
Open late and weekends
MOVE IN TODAY!
Rooms, studios, 1/1s
From as low as $465/person!
Open late and weekends
Private studio, full kit & bath, porch 1 bik from
law sch. Off St. parking. For non- smoking
male. No deposit for util/cable. No pets.$625
includes utilities.New lease 6/08 352-468-
1890 cell 352-214-8483 1-16-08-5-2
2BR/2BAArcher Rd & 34th St. Eat-in kitchen
w/bar, laundry room with W/D, screened
porch, bus rte to UF. $750/mo. Lease or sell.
Call 352-317-5060 1-16-08-5-2
2BR/1BA 900sf apartments off SW 20th
AVE, on bus route #20 and #21, from $550.
Available NOW, some fumiture included.
Close to UF and shopping center. Call 219-
4222 or leave message. 1-16-08-5-2
Apartments Sublet & Roommates
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 email@example.com
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-
- 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-
Great room for rent, 4 minute walk to cam-
pus. NW 14th st. and NW 4th ave at college
park, just north of campus, location is perfect
and rent is cheap! 1 room in a 3bd 2bath, call
for details 239 849 4488 1-29-08-16-03
Room at Spyglass for rent. $475/mo, utilities
inc, male only, living room furnished, own
bathroom, walk-in closet. Take over lease,
expires 07/31/08, $125 credit for signing.
Bus route(20) to UF. Bruce 941-716-3554.
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
I I I
14, ALLIGATOR N THURSDAY, JANUARY 10, 2008
GREAT DEAL! 1br 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
@ 305-4.7-4191 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
2BR/2BA Sublease for 7 months
$740/mo. Pets allowed. Call 954-736-8442
FREE FIRST MONTH RENT AND
UTLIITIESI AVAILABLE NOW THRU 7/31/
08. NO MOVE IN COST.
$605/MfNTH. 1/1 WITH ENCLOSED
PORCH. 5 MINUTE WALK TO
UF.COMMUNITY POOL. (772)9717897 1-
$550/obo 1br/lbth Estates apts
in 2/2 fm/roommate Now-Aug2008
Gates Gyms Pools Tanning
W&D Intemet Utilities incld
Call Rachel: 954.610.3571 1-14-5-3
LIVE RENT FREE!!! 813.545.7293
Sublease townhouse apt. @ The Laurels
in SW Gainesville and pay NO rent for
the month of Jan.08. Fully loaded kitchen
including garbage dis. dish washer, plus
washer and dryer included. GREAT DEAL-
AWESOME LOCATION-CHEAP RENT
$410/month!!! Call Joe at 813.545.7293
High ceilings, w/d, porch, 1/1 downtown avail
now through 7/08. Large windows, lots of
light, $835/mo incl alarm, pest, waste mgmt.
Jan rent negot. 813-546-4281 canoepaddler
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
compleic. $635 per month. Call Mike at 321-
514-2418 or Windsor office 352-371-1222
LAW STUDENT seeking 2 roommates in
3BR/3BA new house located across from
law school. Rent negotiable. Call 813-924-
Great deal location 580/month utilities incld
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-
'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
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
Your roommate hasn't done the dishes in
How long?! Find a better dishwasher in the
Roommate Matching HERE
Oxford Manor 377-2777
The Landings 336-3838
The Laurels 335-4455
Hidden Lake 374-3866
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
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
1 BR/BA in 2 BR/BA. BRAND NEW. Jackson
Square. 30 second walk to campus. 10
ft. ceilings, prvt balcony. Cable, Internet,
Utilities Incl. $850/month. Call 561-912-0190
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)
Nice house 4 bed 2 bath.. $300 a month
excluding cable and utilities. $300 deposit.
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
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-
Roommate needed in Marchwood 2/2. Close
to UF & Butler Plaza, reserved parking, wood
floors, w/d, cable tv & internet. $550/mo util
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.
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-
NS Female to share 2/2 condo in Treehouse
Village on bus line. Newly remodeled. Fully
fum. except for bedroom. WD. Avail. now.
$430 per month + 1/2 util. Prefer short term
rental. 321-266-7069 or 321-213-5059. 1-
Horse Property! Share house on 10 acres
just west of Newberry with 25 year old
female. $300 per room (2 rooms avail) or
$500 for both rooms. Rent includes utilities
and board of one horse. Additional horses
and other animals negotiable. 978-729-9365
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/l-
net,close to UF/SFCC. Bus route 35&9. $435
Mth Furn, $410w/o. Utl w/cap. Jan-July,386-
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
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
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-
2 rooms in nice 4BR/3BA home. Cox cable
& ethernet, DW, W/D, non-smoker, no pets.
21 or older please. $450 utils inci for master;
$375 utils incl for other room. 328-4995 1-
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-
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-
Female roommate(s) 4br/4ba condo 1 mi
from UF, $435/mo util inc, pool & more,
beautifully renovated on bus route 494-4943
1BR in 3BR/3BA townhouse located in
Rockwood Villas. Furn avail. Nice place,good
parking,washer,dryer,cable,and fast internetl
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
Rooms for rent in Nice NW home. $370. 2-3 -
m to university and Santa Fe. Near bus route.
W/D. Internet/Cable included. Utils incl. Call
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-IN! 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-
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-
Roommate needed for furnished 2/2.5 town--
house condo. Rent is $550 (all inclusive).
Please call Jared @ (352) 219-1497 for more
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-
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
Female roommate needed to share fully fur-
nished townhouse located in quiet area close
to campus. W/dryer, Wi-Fi, cable, parking
included. $430+half utils, plus one month de-
posit. No pets, no smoking. Call Delia (352)
Roommate to share 4/2.5 house <1 mi from
campus with 1 m & 1 f. Nice house, int/cable,
close to campus & bus stop, big backyard,
hottub. Can be furnished. $400 + 1/3 util.
Available NOW. Call Katie 407-399-7877
Two Blocks from UF
Student Roommate Wanted
Call 352-377-2930 1-16-5-4
Female roommate for newly renovated condo,
4BR/4BA Countryside at the University. Pool,
exercise room, 35" TV, cable, hi-spd wireless
internet. Directly on bus rt. $425/mo+1/4 utils.
Call Sarah 407-808-6256. 1-16-5-4
Sell your house, condo, acreage, mobile
home and much more in the ALLIGATOR
CLASSIFIEDS! Reach thousands of pos-
sible buyers! Mastercard and Visa accepted
over the phone, by fax, email or CHECK
OUT PLACING YOUR AD ONLINE AT
www.alligator.org. or please call 373-Find
SEE ALL CONDOS
Matt Price Campus Realty, 352-281-3551
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
MN. M. PARRISH
Contact Coldwell Banker M.M. Parrish
Realtors at 1.800.755.0086 or visit the all
new mmparrish.com for more information
on our many condominium communities.
There's something for every lifestyle!. 1-
NEW 1,2&3BR Condos Starting at $159K
By UF. Gated. Covered, assigned parking
Matt & Tiffany Thomas Realtors
Bosshardt Realty Services, Inc.
352-494-0194 & 352-316-5556
I BUY PROPERTY
Divorce, Bankruptcy, Foreclosure
Anytime, anywhere. Quick closing.
Let me buy your problem. 352-278-9347
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
GRAI)UATING 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-
New 2, 3, & 4BR Upscale Condos
with unique Architectural detailing. Starting at
$215,000 Opening August 2008. 352-373-
Close to UF investor special, 5BR / 2BA set
up as duplex. $119,000 506 NW 3rd Street
Jeff Tice ERA Trend Realty 352-225-4616
photos & virtual tour: www.JeffTice.com
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-
MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT $375
Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must
sell. Can deliver. Retail $1600. 352-372-7490
BED KING $170 PILLOWTOP
mattress & box springs. Orthopedic rated.
Name brand, new, never been used, in
plastic with warranty. Call 352-372-8588 Can
CHERRY SLEIGH BED solid with Pillowtop
Mattress & Box. All new still boxed. Cost
$1500, sacrifice $450 352-333-7516
Sofa $175 Brand new in pkg 333-7516
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
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-
FUTON Solid oak mission-style frame w/
mattress. New, in box. $140 332-9899
DINETTE SET 5pc $85 Brand new in box.
Never used. 352-377-9846 4-23-72-6
*BEDS -ALL BRAND NEW*
**Full $80 Queen $100 King $170**
Orthopedic pillow-top sets. Brand name
matching sets not used or refurbished. Still
in plastic, direct from factory! 352-333-7516.
BED- QUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mat-
tress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand
new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver.
$120 352-377-9846. 4-23-72-6
Bed-All New King! 3pc Orthopedic pillowtop
mattress set. Brand NEW, still in plastic with
warranty. Can deliver. $200 352-333-7516.
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-
FUTON $60 Solid Oak Mission Style. With
plush mattress $140. All brand NEW still in
box. Can deliver. 352-333-7516 4-23-72-6
Pool Table Gorgeous 8" All wood table.
Leather pockets, Italian 1" slate, carved legs.
Brand new still in crate. MUST SELL Retail
$5500. Sell $950. Can deliver 352-377-9846
Hot Tub/Spa $1295 Brand New Loaded!
Waterfall, LED lights, cupholders, 110-v
energy efficient with warranty. Free delivery,
MUST SELL 352-372-8588 4-23-72-6
Bed-FULL size pillowtop mattress & box.
New, in plastic, warr. Can del. $90 317-4031
Sofa $185 Brand new! Love seat $150 still in
pkg. Can del 352-333-7516 4-23-72-6
Queen & king beds, 2 Kenmore dishwash-
ers, 1 Kenmore electric oven, some desk &
chairs. All in good condition. Best offer for all
or pert. Call 256-3323 1-16-08-5-6
CASH PAID FOR LAPTOPS
Working or not, Joel
www.pcrecycle.biz 336-0075 4-23-72-7
Finders Keepers? If you find something, you
can place a FREE FOUND AD in our lost &
found section. Be kind to someone who's
lost what you've found. Call 373-FIND.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 10, 2008 N ALLIGATOR, 15
Motorcycles, Mopds Motorcycles, Mopeds)
In the market for a new set of wheels or just
looking to add a second to that collection?
Want personalized handlebars or a fitted
seat? Check in the Alligator Classifieds
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
bikes, computers, printers, vehicles and
more. All individuals interested in bidding go
*Erving K, COIN OP. POOL TABLE $600
51" PHILLIPS WIDESCREEN HDTV $500
24/7. 60 sec to UF. Sold by semester. Lowest
rate in area. Close to buisiness college &
general classrooms. Call 352-538-2454 1-
ROOT HARDER T-SHIRT SHOP
LOGO T-SHIRTS THAT WILL MAKE YA
** SCOOTERS **
RPM MOTORCYCLES INC
SALES, SERVICE, PARTS
Many Brands Available 518 SE 2nd St.
*****New Scooters 4 Less*****
Motor Scooter Sales and Service!
Great Scooters, Service & Prices!
118 NW 14th Ave, Ste D, 336-1271
***GatorMoto*** Our new state of
the art facility will be completed this Spring!
We have new scooters starting at $999. lyr
Warranties. We also service ALL brands of
scooters. Pickup Available. Low Labor Rates.
Free estimates. 376-6275 GatorMoto.com
New Scooters 4 Less has LOW service rates!
Will service any make/model. Close to UF!
Pick-ups avail $19.99 oil changes!! 336-1271
CLOSE TO CAMPUS 534 SW 4th Ave.
Scooters, E-bikes, Offroad, & Accessoriesll
Best Prices and Customer Service!!
Buy A New Scooter, Buy A Used Scooter
All on one site! Check the website or call
336-1271 for more info! 4-23-08-72-11
GATORMOTO is Gainesville's number 1
service facility. We repair ALL brands of
scooters. Pickups available. Lowest labor
rates around. Quickest turnaround time. Run
by Gator Grads so we know how to treat our
customers! 376-6275 4-23-08-72-11
BACK TO SCHOOL SCOOTER
CLEARANCE AT NEW SCOOTERS 4 LESS
Brand New 2007 Models
Full warranties! Limited #Avail!
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
2000 Yamaha Razz Scooter
Runs great. $600. For small person only.
(352) 692-4419. 1-11-08-5-11
FAST CASH PAID FOR ANY CAR*
*Running or not!*
*NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS
*Over 10 yr svc to UF students
*Call Don @ 215-7987 4-23-72-12
CARS -CARS Buy*SellOTrade
Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes
Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars
3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com
CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150
OVER 50 IMPORTS UNDER $10,000
SELECT MOTOR CAR
THE YELLOW BUILDING
2715 N MAIN 377-1616
$500! POLICE IMPOUNDS!
HONDAS, CHEVYS, TOYOTAS, ETC.
For listings 800-366-9813 ext 4622
JUNK CARS HAULED AWAY!
0*** FREE FREE 0 FREE FREE***
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
POWER WINDOWS DON'T WORK?
On site available. Call Steve 352-226-1973
*FAST CASH PAID*
For any car, truck, or SUV Running or not.
'94 and up. Call Segovia 352-284-8619 4-
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
THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY
NEEDS VOLUNTEER DRIVERS
Transport patients to/from treatments
Must have valid driver's license,
safe driving record & attend training.session.
Call 352-376-6866 ext 114 for more info.
LOCAL ARTIST NEEDS:
* Gold Diamonds Gems Class Rings
* ETC Top Cash $$$ or Trade *
OZZIE'S FINE JEWELRY 373-9243. 4-23-
BE AN INSPIRATION!
Take a blind lady to Mass on Sundays and for
walks and shopping as needed. We'll have
lots of fun! And you will make a new friendly
Contact 219-6948. 1-11-08-72-13
UF GRAD PAYS MORE
for gold jewelry, scrap gold, Rolex, diamonds,
guitars, etc. Top $$$. Get my offer before you
sell! Call Jim 376-8090 or 222-8090 4-23-
***HORSES HELPING PEOPLE***
is seeking volunteers for. therapy
and horseback riding program. Visit
horseshelpingpeople.org for info. 1-11-5-13
This newspaper assumes no responsibil-
ity for injury or loss arising from contacts
made through advertising. We suggest that
any reader who responds to advertising use
caution and investigate the sincerity of the
advertiser before giving out personal infor-
mation or arranging meetings
Sthe independent florida
RETAIL ADVERTISING MANAGER
We are looking for a motivated, energetic
and sales driven individual to trah a stu-
dent sales staff in outside advertising
sales. Emphasis on building new business
relationships and increasing existing client
base. Newspaper ad sales background an
advantage. Marketing experience a plus.
The job is 100% sales. Modest salary, good
benefits and excellent working environment.
With resume, send cover letter that must
include salary requirements for you to be
condisered for an interview. Send tf General
Manager, The Independent Florida Alligator,
POB 14257, Gainesville, FL. 32604 Or email
email@example.com. No phone calls. EOE.
Sthe independent florida
What's black and white and
"read" all over???
The Independent Florida Alligator
And you can be part of the sales team of
the largest college newpaper in the
country by applying to become an
(this is a non-paid spring position
requiring 10-15 hours per week
possibly leading.to a paid sales position)
If you are a UF or
SFCC student available
to work both spring AND summer and are
eager to gain valuable sales experience,
stop by the Alligator. 1105 W. University
Avenue, to fill out an application and
class schedule by Jan 11th. We will contact
you for an interview opportunity to
get your career jump started! EEO/AA
0 the independent florida
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. VarfEs 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
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: $2501 learn @ your own
time & pace. All you need to be a CNA
& pass the state exam is on VCR tape.
I have a 95% PASS RATE! check it out:
www.lapcnatraining.com or 800-566-4913
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
$250 A DAY POTENTIAL
No.experience necessary, training provided.
800-965-6520 ext 138 4-23-72-14
Needed for evaluations of
Local Stores, Restaurants and Theaters
Flexible Hours, Training Provided
Call 1-800-585-9024 ext 6254
$12 15/Hour DRIVERS
$6.67 $7.40/Hour INSIDERS
$8.35-$9.40/hr MANAGERS in training
Apply online at www.gatordominos.com/jobs
Or at any of the 6 locations. 4-23-08-72-14
16, ALLIGATOR N THURSDAY, JANUARY 10,2008
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
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-
Paid survey takers needed in Gainesville.
100% FREE to join. Click on surveys.
Leasing Specialist, PT
Sales & customer service exp.
220 N. Main; 352-375-2152 X301 x301 ,
DELIVERY DRIVERS up to $12/hr.
KITCHEN HELP $7.00-$7.25/hr.
CALIFORNIA CHICKEN GRILL 378-2442
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.
Bring this Ad and Earn an
Extra $5 on Your 2nd Donation.
DCI Biologicals 150 NW 6th St.
PARK PLACE CAR WASH
Now Hiring FT & PT positions available.
Great environment, flexible hours. Apply in
person 7404 NW4th Blvd-Across from Home
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.
UF Survey Research Center
$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
If You're Not Earning
$500 A Day Part Time, visit
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)
Afternoon NANNIES NEEDED
ASAP I start at 12pm, 1pm, 2 pm
5 days/wk thru Spring; good $$$
Noah's Ark Nanny e-mail resume,pix,
schedule to firstname.lastname@example.org 1-11-
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-
TECHNICIANS NEEDED. PART TIME
POSITIONS STARTING PAY $8, FULL
TIME POSITIONS ALSO AVAILABLE.
EMAIL RESUME TO Aaronh@abcr.com
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
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-
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-
High Fashion NY Jewelry
designer looking for campus coed
reps. Visit www.wendyculpepper.
corn/ to view the line. Email:
email@example.com today. 1-14-
JACK DANIELS PROMOTIONAL MODEL is
needed. Must be 21 years old
Pay starts at $20/hr
Email Katie at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 352-219-7774. Please attach a picture
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-
Leasing Agents Needed
Large student community looking for mo-
tivated and high energy people to join our
team. P/T or F/T available. Prior experience
preferred, but not necessary. Fax resume to
352-377-1476 or email Ismith@ucommonsc
P/T Leasing Consultant
Apply in person at Mt. Vernon Apts. DFWP,
2370 SWArcher Road. 4-23-07-72-14
*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-
Caregiver needed for 24 yr old disabled girl.
Must have personal low-profile vehicle (ie,
no SUV's). Duties incl toileting & companion
services. UF student preferred. Mon thru Fri
5:30p.m. to 8:30p.m. $10/hr. Luxurious work
conditions. Call 377-1306; 1-11-5-14
Tutors needed 1-on-1 tutoring at risk elem
school students. 1-4 afternoons/wk $9.50/hr
15-20 min S of UF. Fed work study req. for
employment. Volunteers welcome. For info
contact Sally 352-384-1155; email@example.com
Experienced Notetakers and Editors
Apply Online at www.SmokinNotes.com
CHEER COACH to teach
Children's 8-week cheerleading program
One day per week in Gianesville
Call 866-236-2767 or email
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.
administrative fulltime position at a
Gainesville sports apparel company, strong
computer skills necessary, excellent growth
potential. Call CB Vaughan 802.598.3388
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
Work on Campus!
Gator Dining Services, located on the
UF campus, has immedjate 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.
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
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
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
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.
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UF picks up
By MIKE MCCALL
Alligator Staff Writer
UF added another name to its 2008 recruiting
cass with the verbal commitment of Groveland
South Lake High running back Jeff Demps.
The 5-foot-8,180-pounder made his decision on
ESPNU Wednesday, and his 4.35-second 40-yard
dash speed should fit in well in the Gators' offense.
Recruiting services have described Demps as both
a receiver and running back, and Scout.com rates
him as a four-star prospect.
"1 just think for the spread offense that Florida
runs, he's an ideal player," Scout.com recruiting
analyst Mike Bakas said. "He's explosive, talented
and fast enough that they'll find him a position.
Whether it's in the return game, slot receiver or
running back, he's the kind of kid you want to
bring in and find a position later for him."
Demps rushed for 4,727 yards and 58 touch-
downs in his prep career.
"I think he's a lot like (current UF freshman)
Chris Rainey," Bakas said. "They're both 1,500-
yard rushers, explosive in the return game and
some of the fastest players in the state of Florida."
Verbal commitments are non-binding until Feb. 6.
one of the toughest schedules in the nation.
UF has two fewer meets than last year with
only 10 competitions, but seven of the meets are
against teams ranked in the preseason top 25.
Faehn thinks the shortened season will be ben-
eficial because her team will be in better shape
for the postseason and not tire out as it did after
12 meets in 2007.
"Because our season was so long, at nationals
they were a little tired," Faehn said. "[The short-
er schedule] will help keep our athletes fresher
not only heading into the postseason, but, also,
it gives them a little bit of hunger."
One meet UF is looking forward to is its
matchup with Georgia on Jan. 18 in Gainesville.
The Bulldogs are the preseason No. 1 and
three-time defending national champions, and
the prospect of defeating a rival en route to ac-
complishing a lifelong dream is an exciting idea
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But there has got to be unease among
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their own leaves to take the same posi-
tion at a rival school. I have to wonder if
UF's trip to Knoxville in September will
be a particularly friendly reunion.
Time will tell whether this will prove
to be a major coup for the Volunteers or
if they simply lifted a dead weight off
the Gators' shoulders.
If you're looking for an early indica-
tion, score round one to the Gators.
They may not have anyone to coach
him yet, but the Gators added running
back Jeff Demps to its 2008 recruiting
class Wednesday. Demps chose UF over
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younger assistants and was one of two
African-American coaches on the staff.
His ability to relate with players was
one reason Rivals.com named him one
of its top-25 recruiters last year as UF
reeled in the nation's top class.
But the fact that Drayton ended up
with one of the Gators' biggest rivals is
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THURSDAY, JANUARY 10, 2008 E ALLIGATOR, 19
UF WOMEN'S TENNIS
No. 4 UF looks to shake off rust in Vegas tune-up
By CHRISTOPHER YAZBEC
Before they begin their dual-
match season next week, the UF
women's tennis team will have one
more tournament-style tune-up
Four members of the team will
travel to Las Vegas to play in the
National Collegiate Classic, which
lasts until Sunday.
Senior Lolita Frangulyan and
sophomores Megan Alexander,
Anastasia Revzina and Csilla
Borsanyi will try to regain their
feel for match play in time for the
UF coach Roland Thomqvist
said his players may be a little rusty
but are physically strong with each
coming off a break of two months
"It's an excellent time for us to
play some really good competition,"
he said. "This tournament tradi-
tionally is tougher than the NCAA
The Gators are ranked No. 4 in
the ITA preseason poll after advanc-
ing to the quarterfinals of the NCAA
tournament last year.
Despite the high team ranking,
the Gators don't have any indi-
viduals ranked higher than No. 37
(Alexander), probably due to the
team's lack of play during the fall.
"I hope that's a motivating factor
to our athletes," Thomrnqvist said.
Part of the reason for the minimal
play was because of nagging injuries
that have affected several players.
"This tournament tradition-
ally is tougher than the
"The fall was not that good for
us," Thomqvist said. "We did not
use the fall as much as we could."
Now, everyone is healthy and
there are seven eligible players
with the addition of freshman Julia
Cohen, who Thornqvist said could
help the team right away.
UF also has two ranked doubles
teams, but they will mix up the
rotations at this tournament, pair-
ing Alexander with Borsanyi
and Revzina with Frangulyan.
Thomqvist said he did not know
which of the seven players will play
on the three doubles teams this sea-
son but hopes this tournament will
give him an idea.
He added that getting off to a fast
start this season is important for the
team because it sets the tone for the
rest of the year.
The Gators will be tested early in
the season, their biggest challenge
coming later this month against No.
29 South Florida, whom Thomqvist
called a "top-10 talent team."
"January is a key month for us,"
he said. "The more matched I think
we play, the better we're going to get
as a team."
But it all starts Thursday.
"If you get one win here it's
going to really help you in the in-
dividual rankings, but even if you
pick up some losses here it's not go-
ing to hurt you because t!h field is
so strong," Thomqvist said. "We just
want to get some matches going into
our dual-match season. We have a
lot to gain from this event and not a
whole lot to lose.
"Even if we bomb, we're still go-
ing to get something out of it."
Gators confident entering conference play in Kentucky
* UF WILL TRY FOR ITS
EIGHTH STRAIGHT WIN.
By PHIL KEGLER
Alligator Staff Writer
Another chance to surpass ex-
That's why forward Marshae
Dotson'and the Gators can't wait to
start Southeastern Conference play
Thursday at Kentucky.
Dotson, originally from
Columbus, Ohio, expects to have
a few family members and friends
make the 160-mile journey to
While Dotson looks forward to
that, she also can't wait to start prov-
ing the doubters wrong.
The Gators come into the con-
ference opener on a seven-game
winning streak, although the media
preseason poll picked UF to finish
11th of 12 in the SEC. The Wildcats
were slated to finish sixth. Dotson
doesn't mind the disrespect.
"I like when they do stuff like
that," Dotson said. "It's more moti-
vation for us."
Assistant coach Susie Gardner
said turnovers and rebounding
will be major keys to success.
eluded UF at
times this sea-
at the recent turn-
Gardner have committed
20 or more turnovers seven times
this season but had just 14 at Temple
"We were turning the ball over
like 28 times a game, and now those
numbers have decreased," Gardner
said. "At the same time, the level
of defensive pressure is going to
Sophomore point guard Lonnika
Thompson said the team has worked
hard to prepare for additional press-
es and quicker opponents.
"We've been doing pretty good,"
Thompson said. "It's time to just
step our game up a little more be-
cause it's SEC now."
Another part of this season's
turnaround has been the team's
domination of the boards. UF has
outrebounded its opponents in 12
of 15 games, including three double-
digit margins in the last four games.
"We're a very good rebounding
team, but going into conference play
we're about to hit a different level of
athlete, a different level of size in the
post," Gardner said.
The momentum gained from a
seven-game winning streak won't
"I don't think the team could be
any more confident going into SEC
play then we are right now," she
THURSDAY, JANUARY 10, 2008
Ingram reverses field, will stay at UF
* CONTRARY TO REPORTS, THE TIGHT END
WILL NOT ENTER THE NFL DRAFT.
By JENNA MARINA
Alligator Staff Writer
It looks like Gators tight end Cornelius Ingram will
hold on to his orange-and-blue jersey for one more
Ingram decided Wednesday afternoon to hold off
on the NFL Draft and stay for his senior year at UF,
Ingram's brother Greg Bowie said.
Ingram and teammate Derrick Harvey filed paper-
work with the NFL to gauge their draft stock in early
December. Harvey has already declared he will forgo
his senior year.
The NFL's advisory committee projected Ingram as
a third-round pick, but Bowie said his brother's deci-
sion was not solely influenced by his projection in the
"He knew he could have gone to the combine
and been an early. second-rounder," Bowie said. "But.
there were two things he wanted to do -- put on
some pounds, you know, grow stronger, and get his
Yahoo Sports reported last Thursday that Ingram
was entering the draft and quoted him as saying, "It
was just my time."
But Bowie said Ingram had been weighing the deci-
sion carefully since the Capital One Bowl on Jan. 1, in
which he tied his season low for receptions with one
catch for 17 yards. He had even stopped answering his
phone for a few days so he could clear his head.
"Playing in the NFL is a goal that he's had since
coming to Florida," Bowie said. "That's why he came
to Florida. He had a good opportunity to play at the
next level but he's staying for one more year."
Ingri finished fourth on the team with 34 recep- casey Brooke Lawson / Alligator
tions for 508 yards and seven touchdowns this season. UF tight end Cornelius Ingram, who tied for the team lead in touch-
Bowie said Ingram is about six credit hours away from downs this season, will return for his senior year.
Gators may have to survive without coach
By BOBBY CALLOVI
Despite the uncertainty of Coach
Rhonda-Faehn's future, the UF gymnas-
tics team is prepared to make a run at a
Faehn had a baby boy on Tuesday night,
and although she plans to be back coach-
-ing the Gators soon, there is still a chance
she won't be for some time. If Faehn takes
a leave of absence, the team is ready to
move along without many changes.
"We have prepared ourselves ever
since we found out she was pregnant,"
co-captain Melanie Sinclair said. "We're
going to go out there and do our thing.
We're not going to change a thing."
Assistant coach Adrian Burde will run
the team until Faehn returns.
With or without its coach, the team
hopes to improve upon its third-place fin-
ish at April's NCAA Championships.
"We're going to go out there and
do our thing. We're not going to
change a thing."
The result wasn't exactly the finish the
Gators hoped for considering that many
regarded them as favorites to win it all.
"Well, it was a little disappointing,"
Sinclair said. "There were a lot of people
thinking we had it, knowing we were No.
1 all season."
With five All-Americans returning -
Sinclair, Corey Hartung, Amanda Castillo,
Ashley Reed and Tiffany Murry the
Gators are ranked second in the nation
by the GymInfo preseason coaches' poll.
Those five are surrounded by four other
experienced competitors from last year's
team and two new freshmen Lynn
Denblyden and Alicia Goodwin who
are expected to contribute.
The Gators also added Maranda
Smith, a redshirt sophomore transfer from
Even with all their talent, the Gators
won't have an easy road to the national
championship as they must pick through
SEE GYM, PAGE 19
or a couple of months now, there
has been a lot of buzz about UF
assistant coaches possibly leaving
town, but I never thought Stan Drayton
would be the first to go.
Drayton, formerly the Gators' run-
ning backs coach before bolting this
week to fill the same position with the.
Tennessee Volunteers, was arguably
the least heralded of UF's position
coaches. To say that the Gators' run-
ning backs have failed to impress dur-
ing Drayton's tenure would be a huge
Not surprisingly, Drayton was also
the lowest paid UF position coach by a
fairly decent margin.
has been called
Bryan Jones into question
Bryan Jones since Urban
Bryan Out Loud Meyer took
firstname.lastname@example.org the reins of
the program in
2005, and it's difficult to discern how
much of UF's problems at tailback can
be attributed to players and how much
can be credited to coaching.
It's interesting to note that Drayton
was the running backs coach at
Mississippi State in 2004 when Jerious
Norwood ran former UF coach Ron
Zook out of Gainesville with a 174-
yard rushing performance in the
Bulldogs' infamous 38-31 upset win
against the Gators.
From a purely speculative stand-
point, though, I think Drayton was
on the hot seat anyway. With former
Pacific-10 Freshman of the Year
Emmanuel Moody set to take over at
tailback next season and Mon Williams
likely returning from injury, expecta-
tions for UF's running game should
skyrocket. Another disappointing
performance out of the unit may have
spelled the end of Drayton's tenure' at
But where the Gators will take a hit
from Drayton leaving is in the recruit-
ing race. Drayton was one of UF's
SEE BRYAN, PAGE 19
Illinois vs. Wisconsin
ESPN, 9 p.m.
Arkansas vs. Auburn
*The UF women's tennis team resumes
play today with the Freeman Memorial
Classic, which runs through Sunday. The
No. 4 Gators have had more than a two-
month layoff since competing in the fall.
See pg. 19 for story.
* NFL: Jacksonville Jaguars running
back Fred Taylor was named to the
AFC's squad for the Pro Bowl this
week, replacing injured Pittsburgh
back Willie Parker. It is the first Pro
Bowl of Taylor's 10-year career.
(16) Mississippi 83
(8) Tennessee 85
South Carolina 73
(13) Vanderbilt 80