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VOLUME 101lSSUE 77


MONDAY, JANUARY 14, 2008


UF ADMINISTRATION


Machen's father dies after long illness


By DEBORAH SWERDLOW
Alligator Writer
dswerdlow@alligator.org

Bernard Machen, the father of
UF President Bernie Machen, died
in Gainesville Wednesday after" a
long illness. He was 94.
The late Machen was born in
1913 in Alabama. He graduated
from Auburn University in 1940
and served in the U.S. Army for four
years, according to his obituary, pro-


vided by the funeral home.
He married his wife, Eleanor, in
1943. They would have celebrated
their 65th wedding anniversary in
February.
Machen worked in chemical sales
until he retired in 1978. He moved to
-Gainesville in 2004 and lived at Oak
Hammock, a retirement community
affiliated with UF.
E.T. York, chancellor emeritus of
the State University System and a
longtime friend of Machen's, said he


saw him almost
every day while
they lived at Oak
Hammock.
"We're (my
wife and 1) very
fond of him and
his wife," York
Machen said. "He was
bedridden, so we
didn't go out together, but we vis-
ited with him quite frequently."
York's wife, Vam, called Machen


a "delightful Southern gentleman."
York met Machen about 30 years
ago in Alabama, where he said they
instantly bonded over love for their
alma mater.
He said Machen's fondness for
Auburn didn't wane when his son
became UF's president.
President Machen declined to
comment, writing in an e-mail that
he wasn't ready yet to talk about his
father's death.
Cindy Flowers, manager of Oak


Hammock community relations
who helped Machen move in three
years ago, said he did keep some
Gators memorabilia in his room,
including the latest UF football and
basketball schedules.
"He was a Gators fan unless
Auburn was playing," Flowers said.
She said President Machen vis-
ited his father as often as he could
- usually in the early morning or
late evening because of his busy
SEE MACHEN, PAGE 9


Krishnas hike


lunch price

N $1 DONATION INCREASE FOR
LUNCH THE FIRST IN FIVE YEARS.

By HEATHER STRANGE
Alligator Contributing Writer

Those who enjoy a plate of Krishna Lunch
will have to pay an extra dollar for the hot veg-
etarian meal.
Last semester, a written survey was con-
ducted, asking Krishna Lunch eaters to vote on
raising the cost of food, adding a second serving
station or using eco-friendly dishware.
About 2,000 surveys were passed out, and
747 participants replied.
The majority of those who filled out the sur-
vey agreed to raise the single plate donation to
$4, according to the Krishna Lunch Web site.
Daniella Otalora, senior journalism and soci-
ology major, has been eating Krishna Lunch for
the past three years.
"It's upsetting to have to pay more," Otalora
said. However, the $1 increase is understand-
able, since it is going toward reusable dishware,
Otalora said.
"There is a price to being eco-friendly," she
said, "and I'm willing to pay it."
Krishna Lunch serves about 700 plates a day,
with some days reaching 1,000, said Kalakantha
Das, Krishna temple president.
He hasn't seen any decrease in attendance
since the donation increase. In fact, Das said last
week they served about 300 to 400 more people
than expected.
This is the first donation increase for the
nonprofit organization in about five years. It has
been a service provided for 35 years, Das said.
SEE KRISHNA, PAGE 9


Harrison Diamond / Alligator
Students and locals are served Krishna Lunch on Friday. Those who bring their
own plates or containers can get a 25-cent discount.


* UF ran its SEC re-
cord to 2-0 Saturday
after a 72-56 win
against Auburn.
Forward Dan Werner
(center) scored 11
points despite being
held out of the start-
ing lineup with an
injured ankle.
See story, pg. 18.


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UF student


commits


suicide

A UF student committed suicide in his
home on Southwest Seventh Street a little
more than a week ago.
The 19-year-old man's roommate
found him on the floor with a plastic bag
over his head and immediately called the
police, said Gainesville Police Department
spokesman Lt. Keith Kameg. When GPD
responded to the scene, the man was unre-
sponsive, Kameg said.
Police are confident that
Local the death was a suicide,
News Kameg added.
"He took his own life,"
Kameg said.
The man had sent an e-mail to his room-
mate in which he wrote of his intentions to
kill himself, Kameg said. A container of he-
lium was hooked to the plastic bag around
the man's head, and a bottle was found on
a nearby table.
Police believe the bottle may have con-
tained cyanide, and the poison could have
played a role in the man's death, Kameg
said.
Police will not know for sure whether
the cyanide was involved or not until
toxicology tests come back next month, he
added. Kameg said he will release more
information about the man today.
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MONDAY, JANUARY 14, 2008 U ALLIGATOR, 3

UF RESEARCH

UF astronomers expect to find 150 new planets


By ILEANA MORALES
Alligator Writer
imorales@alligator.org
A UF team's research could soon double
the number of known planets outside our
solar system.
The research project was made part of a
larger program at the American Astronomical
Society's annual meeting on Tuesday, accord-
ing to a UF news release.
The project is funded by UF, the National
Science Foundation and NASA, Research is set
to start in September and finish in 2014.
Jian Ge, a UF astronomy professor and the


project's leader, said he is not satisfied with
the amount of information currently available
about the star-studded sky.
Ge said his team expects to discover more
than 150 planets outside the solar system and
learn how they form and evolve.
"It's just part of human nature to find un-
derstanding of the planetary system," he said.
But this hunt will take more than an aver-
age telescope.
The UF team members are building a $2.5
million tool to scan about 11,000 stars at a rate
three times faster than any other telescope in
the world, according to the release.
Ge said the team will be measuring the


gravitational pull of a planet on a star and siz-
ing up 120 stars at a time.
"It's just part of human nature to
find understanding of the plan-
eta ry system."
Jian Ge
UF astronomy professor

The tool will be added on to the telescope
at Apache Point Observatory in New Mexico,
which is used in the larger research program
UF recently joined.


He said the research collected from the
project, which is called MARVELS, or Multi-
object Apache Point Observatory Radial
Velocity Exoplanet Large-area Survey, would
set milestones in astronomy.
It's important for future projects, such
as searches for Earth-like planets, because
it will allow astronomers to narrow their
explorations from millions of stars down to
those most likely to give favorable results, the
release states.
"We're the only group in the world leading
this kind of thing," Ge said. "It's very impor-
tant to get to the next level."


Two Gainesville cattle escape, lead police on chase


Animals were shot, returned to owner


By KATIE EMMETS and
JESSICA PONN
Alligator Staff Writers
When Kelly Sweet heard the
gunshots firing and the helicopter
circling outside of her bedroom
window, she thought a murderer
was on the loose. Then she and her
roommates heard the mooing.
Police officers ended their hunt
for two escaped cattle Thursday
night when they shot and killed
the animals near Archer 'Road and


Interstate 75.
The cattle had escaped one month
earlier from a pasture near 1-75 and
Williston Road, said Gainesville
Police Department spokesman Lt.
Keith Kameg. The owner of the
cattle called GPD and asked the
police to help him track the animals
down, Kameg said, because he did
not want to shoot them himself.
The animals were considered a
danger to local drivers.
"When it's dark and there is a
1,200-pound cow in the middle of


the road, the cow is going to win,"
Kameg said.
Sweet, who lives at Stoneridge
Apartments on SW 34th Street,
said she heard po-
Local lice officers mooing
News over megaphones
Thursday night, try-
ing to coax the cattle
out of the woods. That's when she
looked outside and saw a light flash-
ing on a cow.
"I realized they were going to
kill this cow in front of me, so I just


started screaming, 'Don't shoot the
cow, don't shoot the cow,'" she said.
Robert Kovacs, who also lives at
Stoneridge, said he was not home
when the cows were killed but
heard the gunshots from several
blocks away. He called the police
to find out what was going on.
When he heard about the cattle, he
couldn't believe it.
"I was like, There's no way,'"
he said.
Police had attempted to tranquil-
ize the cattle, but were unsuccessful,
Kameg said. After being shot, the
cows were returned to their owner.
During the chase, police were led


though Campus Club Apartments.
Kameg said.
Campus Club resident Robby
Bryan said he remembered seeing
the cows grazing outside of the
complex earlier last week but didn't
think much of it.
When he and his roommates
heard the helicopter Thursday
night, they thought a criminal had
escaped from prison.
Emily Zajac, who also lives in
Campus Club, said she made a simi-
lar assumption.
"I thought it was a police chase
or something," she said. "Nothing to
do with cows."


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4, ALLIGATOR N MONDAY, JANUARY 14,2008


Future brides browse at expo


By ALYSSA LaRENZIE
Alligator Writer

The sweet smell of flowers
and fancy food floated through
the air. Future brides bustled from
table to table to explore wedding
options. A few men stood around
some looked excited, some
looked bored.
All were moments captured at
the semi-annual wedding plan-
ning exposition.
Mostly women and a few
men were taking a crash course
in wedding planning at the 39th
semi-annual Gainesville Wedding
Expo Sunday at the Phillips
Center for the Performing Arts.
The event brought together
44 vendors and about 800 people
exploring the art of planning a
wedding, said Paul Rhodenizer,
owner of Jay's Bridal & Special
Occasion and organizer of the
event.
The bridal shop, locally owned
for 73 years, has assembled ven-
dors twice a year since 1987. The
event aims to make wedding
planning easier by bringing in
many of the businesses central to
weddings.
"We wanted to look at it
from the bride's point of view,"
Rhodenizer said.
Every bride-to-be at the event
wore a sticker proclaiming her
engagement status. Most brought
at least one ompanion todiscuss
colors, foods and photographers.


Stefanie Rice, of Gainesville,
received her engagement ring on
Dec. 26. The 19-year-old will have
to wait at least a year for the wed-
ding, because her fiance is in the
U.S. Army. But she attended the
wedding expo to get some ideas,
since the volume of work it takes
to plan a wedding has her a little
nervous.
"After seeing everything," she
said, "I'm overwhelmed."
Hillary Howe, 24, was a rare
find, because she came with her
fiance, 26-year-old fiance Chris
Tassin, to search for ideas for their
ceremony together.
"We wanted to look at it
from the bride's point of
view."
Paul Rhodenizer
Jay's Bridal & Special Occasion
owner

"We don't know exactly what
we want yet," Howe said.
The UF students have a while
to figure it out, because they are
waiting until March 2009 to wed.
By then, Tassin will have his
master's degree and Howe will
have finished medical school. The
two have been together for "three
years as of Friday," said Tassin,
while smiling at his future wife.
Unlike Howe, many brides-
to-be brought along someone
with a little more experience like
their mothers to discuss wedding


details.
Lauren Bumpus, 22, came
with her mom, April Floyd, to
browse the vendors and enjoy the
half-hour fashion show.
"My mom said she's going to
get remarried in that one," she
said of her mom's favorite dress
from the runway show.
Bumpus, a Gainesville resi-
dent, is going to get married at the
Baughman Meditation Chapel on
Lake Alice this March.
Though most of the girls
present were engaged or help-
ing a friend, Denise Bloom, a UF
freshman, came with a friend to
explore the world of wedding
planning. She hopes to make a
career as a wedding planner, so
she spent most of her time talking
with vendors.
Frappe Royale has provided
their slushy punch as a sample
at the expo for the past six years,
said representative Stephanie
Mikl. But vendors like Josh Miller
provided a different side of wed-
ding planning to the expo.
A personal trainer at the 300
Club, he said between 10 per-
cent to 20 percent of his clients
are young ladies trying to get in
shape for their big days.
Though the expo happens
twice a year, in January and
September, each event offers up-
dated wedding trends, organizer
Rhodenizer said.
"We sort of call it 'plan your
wedding in a day,'" he said.


I 1COle baTKer / Alligator Start
People browse vendors' stands at the Gainesville Wedding Expo Sunday
afternoon at the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.


18-year-old Alachua Co. inmate dies in apparent suicide

Suicide would be jail's first in about three years Faulk said a guard picked up Carter's
lunch tray at about 11:40 a.m. and asked


By DREW HARWELL
Alligator Staff Writer
dharwell@alligator.org


An 18-year-old Alachua County Jail
inmate was found choked with a-bed sheet
tied around his neck Friday afternoon
in an apparent suicide, according to the
Alachua County Sheriff's Office.


Shawn Carter's suicide would be the
first the jail has seen in about three years,
said Sheriff's Office spokesman Sgt. Keith


him. He
p.m.


was pronounced dead at 1:37

Though Carter had talked


Faulk. LoCal with mental health officials
A patrolling sergeant found Carter at News in the past, he was not on the
about 12:30 p.m. hanging from a bar on his jail's suicide watch. Carter
cell window. had been alone in his cell for
Though he was found with a pulse, a little less than two weeks as punishment
medical personnel were unable to revive for fighting on New Year's Eve.


how he was doing, to which Carter re-
plied that everything was fine and gave
a thumbs-up. Carter was first arrested on
counts of grand theft and larceny but was
living in a Lake City halfway house on
probation.
After he was charged with battery in
December, Carter was transferred to the
Alachua County Jail.


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LOCAL

GPD sgt. releases first novel


By APRIL DUDASH
Alligator Contributing Writer

It took many late nights and
working between full-time shifts at
the Gainesville Police Department.
But after about four and a half
years of writing and promoting,
Sgt. Art Adkins has debuted "The
Oasis Project," his murder-mystery
novel.
It landed on bookstore shelves
Dec. 3, and its popularity has
spread by word of mouth since
then, he said.
Adkins has been writing for
about 20 years and experimented
with police mystery novels before
settling on his ideas for "The Oasis
Project."
Adkins will be signing books at
Goerings Book Store on NW First
Avenue on Sunday.
As an unknown author, Adkins
spent about two years seeking
advice from agents and working
with companies to get the book
published.
"You have to stand by your con-


viction that you think it's a good
book," he said. "I put my heart and
soul into this."
The novel involves a UF student
named Shirley Waterbury who
believes her family's death was no
accident.
She ends up
at the door of
Slade Lockwood,
a 20-year vet-
eran of the Los
AngEles Police
Department,
who only half-
Adkins heartedly agrees
to investigate the
case because he is worn out by his
work with the department.
"He's the reluctant hero,"
Adkins said.
"Yeah, he got involved, but he
didn't want to."
Adkins said creating the char-
acters was an easy process for him.
"It's almost like the characters
whisper in your ear," he said.
Adkins, who spent about 11 and
a half years with the LAPD, said


he based Lockwood off of his own
detective work and the admirable
traits of his colleagues.
He described Lockwood as a
man who gave everything he had
to his police career.
"You put a lot of work and
time into it," Adkins said. "It can
consume you. You bleed blue, so
to speak."
Adkins said UF students will
connect with the book because
it uses UF and other parts of
Gainesville as settings.
Lockwood resides in Cedar Key,
which is also an important location
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Gainesville.
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couple of plot twists.
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Alliance forms
A student branch of The Peace Alliance, a nonpartisan
national organization promoting peace, was formed re-
cently to include students in Gainesville.
Eric Estling said he is starting the organization, which
is open to students from UF, SFCC and local high schools,
to take on the issue of peace from a young person's point
of view. The Peace Alliance's focus is to gain
Local support for a bill to establish a cabinet-level
News U.S. Department of Peace.
Estling, a dual-enrolled high-school stu-
dent at SFCC, said a student branch would
help to get the word out about the peace bill and the
group's mission. Twelve students have shown an interest
in the organization, which will hold its first meeting next
week, he said. Estling, who is also involved with the group
on the national level, said he doesn't have any set plans
for the organization yet because he wants to get feedback
from members.
"Gainesville is a great place to start a student branch
because it has a good youth community," he said.
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6, ALLIGATOR U MONDAY, JANUARY 14,2008


Editorial


Summer Scare

Cutting summer classes

should be last resort
The declining housing market and less-than-booming
economy continue to make an impact on Florida's
budget.
Florida lawmakers recently announced they are facing an
additional 4 percent cut for the remainder of the fiscal year on
top of an already reduced budget.
UF is by no means immune to these harsh realities, and this
latest cut will put the university $16 million in the red come
July 1.
At a summit with state business editors Thursday, President
Bernie Machen said'he would somehow have to "figure out" a
way to find the necessary cash in the next six months.
It only gets worse.
He went on to say that the university might have to do
away with summer school and decrease the number of admit-
ted students to make up for themulti-million dollar blow.
Wasn't he the one pushing 15-credit semesters to encour-
age timely graduation just this past September?
How quickly he forgets.
This is not a viable solution, and it is certainly not one stu-
dents could realistically accept.
Machen admitted that students rely on summer school to
meet graduation requirements and might not be able to do
so if the proposed shutdown happens. And student-athletes
disproportionately rely on summer school to get their cap and
gown we know the administration wouldn't risk that.
By doing away with something so many of us need to
- graduate, our president is not sticking to what should be his
number one priority: concern for students.
.And his plan just doesn't make sense.
Removing the summer option would only keep students
here longer than they need to be, inevitably costing the school
more money -.not less. By admitting this, Machen has led us
to believe this is just a stunt.
Students forced to stay at UF longer would also be filling
up space that qualified new admissions could fill. More high-
quality applicants would have to be denied and may decide to
leave the state altogether.
The vicious cycle would only hurt Florida's overall econo-
my in the long run, not to mention the instant impact on the
local economy of Gainesville.
Admittedly, Machen's suggestion to dose buildings down
in the summer would most likely save millions on energy and
other operating costs, but we can't help but think he can do
better.
Take the example of the state university system of
California. Faced with enormous budget cuts from the 'later-
impeached Gov. Gray Davis in 2003, the universities made
central cuts to research and libraries first.
And the state university system of Iowa, faced with its own
crisis in 2001 and a coincidental $16 million shortage, institut-
ed mandatory employee furloughs. Interim President Richard
Seagrave openly asked for input to address the necessary
budget reduction and ultimately halted all major program
initiatives and maintenance projects.
Now there's an idea.
It seems ridiculous to take away something so vital to stu-
dents' success without looking at other options first.
But Machen knows this. And taxpayers do, too.
Our guess is that this may be a scare tactic to convince the
Legislature that UF needs more funding. OK, Machen, we get
the point.
This will not be the last time budget cuts threaten the qual-
ity of our education, but we're hoping our $400,000-man could
"figure out" a better choice than emptying the campus come
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Column

Drug companies ofi
study from a Canadian university earlier this month
estimated the U.S. pharmaceutical industry spends
almost twice as much on promotions as it does on
research and development, contrary to the industry's claim.
In 2004, that was $57.5 billion spent on pharmaceutical
promotion.
I was surprised to read this, as I had thought the industry
spent all of its money on promotion, judging by its ubiqui-
tous TV ads.
Take those "Viva Viagra" commercials, for example. After
securing rights to the song, getting someone to rework the
lyrics, hiring a band and rounding up enough middle-aged
male models, the pharmaceutical company in question
would probably have only enough money to wine and dine
a few unsuspecting family doctors near you.
Note: If you have an erection lasting more than four
hours, call your doctor. But before calling your doctor, get in
touch with the folks at Guinness World Records.
Advertising for drugs comes with a cost, however. Pages
and pages of fine print don't-exactly write themselves. That
two-and-a-half minute Celebrex commercial from last year
is a perfect example. The cartoon characters in the ad were
literally drawn in their own fine print. When I first saw it, I
thought it was a Saturday Night Live sketch, which seems to
be the test of any good drug commercial.
Now the drug companies have enough money to pro-
mote diseases you didn't even know existed. That reminds
me, I need to ask my doctor about restless legs syndrome.
But a new drug never makes it to that type of brilliant
promotion until after extensive, expensive clinical trials.
That's where cash-strapped college students come in.
My next-door neighbor growing up made a second career
from this kind of voluntary medical testing. He eventually
became a consultant on the "X-Men" movies, if I remember
correctly. Admittedly, the medical community has been in-
terested in my body ever since I climbed up a downward es-


fer funny ads, cash
calator in the early '90s, but I never
would have thought myself worthy
of such experimentation.
However, I could use the extra
money. Prescription drugs don't
exactly grow on trees.
A few local ads in Friday's
Vincent MassarO Alligator caught my eye.
letters@alligator.org "500 Plasma Donors Needed
Now!" I don't know about that.
"Plasma" just sounds important. They pay you $70 a week
for it now, sure, but then you'll get charged twice as much
next week when you need it back like a pawn shop deal-
ing in bodily fluids.
Next, we have an osteoporosis drug trial with UF's Center
for Clinical Trials Research.
Let's see, drug and alcohol testing will be done, and there
are two five-day, four-night stays at some kind of resort off
Archer Road.
I'll be calling them today. Wait, here's another one.
"Are you suffering from ADD/ADHD symptoms?" Uh-
oh.
"Are you 18 to 30 years old?" Yes.
"Do you speak and read English well?" Por supuesto, I
mean, of course.
"Do you have difficulty organizing tasks or completing
projects?" All the time.
"Do you feel overly active or restless/squirmy?" Yes,
especially right now. I have restless legs syndrome. How
strange of you to notice.
"Do you put things off that you feel will be difficult to
do?" You should see me write a column every week.
But they forgot to ask me the most important question:
"Couldn't you just be lazy?"
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Letters to the Editor
Athletics fund themselves
I disagree with Mr. Simmons'
argument that UF's student-ath-
letes deserve special treatment
because of the money they gen-
erate.
The money that comes in
through the athletic department
stays in that department. It does
not get distributed to the univer-
sity. If that had not been the case,
the College of Liberal Arts and
Sciences' debt would never have
been an issue because it never
would have occurred. And I must
say that I'm offended Simmons
would ignore the money that
we do pay UF, in tuition and
fees. Athletics money stays with
athletics, and student-athletes
are brought in to raise money for
athletics, not the university as a
whole.
Nicholas Williams


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Protesters challenged to listen
In response to Friday's article,
ded soon I would like to bring attention
cides about to Katherine Schinn's misrep-
had better resentations of Dr. Kevorkian's
on. patients.
courses are She alleges that "many"
ng the first patients Kevorkian helped to
st in time to die were not physically ill, but
ther options, suffering from depression. This
, internships statement is extremely mislead-
ing. Yes, some of these patients
be to cancel were suffering from depression
need to take which, incidentally, is a physi-
and won't cal illness. However, many more
ithout them were suffering from other ter-
not to notify rible, incapacitating ailments
able amount such as Lou Gehrig's disease,
al decision. multiple sclerosis and quad-
ock the door, riplegia. Ms. Schinn said that
other exit she and other members of UF's
Pro-Life Alliance plan to protest
Elise Carlson the .speech on Tuesday. Instead
3FA of boycotting the speech in front
of lecture hall doors, I challenge
these students to walk through
them and listen to what Dr.


Kevorkian has to say.
Ondi Crino
UF Department of Zoology
Ph. D. candidate

UF should cancel speech now
If pro-assisted suicide and
euthanasia advocate Dr. Jack
Kevorkian's appearance is not
canceled, the moral integrity of
higher education in America will
receive a serious blow. With the
forced starvation of Terri Schiavo
still fresh in our nation's memory,
I am appalled that a convicted
felon like Dr. Kevorkian is be-
ing given the microphone at the
University of Florida. The im-
moral behavior he promotes
is unfit for civilized society.
Obviously, freedom of speech
has limits. Would Accent also be
willing to sponsor Hitler, Stalin
or Mao? I sure hope not.
John Ritchie
Student Action Director,
The American Society for the


Defense of Tradition, Family and
Property

Kevorkian has right to speak
Dr. Kevorkian is coming and
apparently many anti-Kevorkians
have been furiously typing to try
to get our president to stop him
from speaking.
I say to those people: If you
don't want to hear him, don't go.
UF is supposed to be a haven for
free speech, and that includes
all those religious zealots who
spend their day on Turlington
Plaza shouting that salvation lies
in their religion.
And while you're at it, why
don't you stop letting all those
Libertarians put up Ron Paul
signs?
The point is simple: Free
speech must be an integral part
of our university, which includes
bringing Kevorkian to the stage.
Martha Duffy
4LS


Guest column

Underage drinking not Gainesville's real alcohol problem


You can always tell when a semester
really kicks into gear. Yes, it's that
time again the biannual underage
drinking crackdown.
Reckless freshmen, untrained in the
arts of drinking without consequences,
get pulled off bar stools, patted down and
cuffed.
Apparently, the ID that their older broth-
ers' girlfriends' cousins' best friends made
for them wasn't good enough.
Not everyone can be McLovin.
Every semester I wonder the same ques-
tion: Don't the police have .something bet-
ter to do?
Gainesville Police Lt. Keith Kameg has
used the tragic story of Lt. Corey Dahlem's
death as his reasoning for the recent crack-
down.
While many UF students feel sympathy
for Lt. Dahlem's family, myself included, it
seems like a poor, not to mention tasteless,
excuse for arresting the freshmen who are
out on Midtown.


Kevin Micocci The driver who
Speaking Out decided to drink and
drive, and ultimately
hit Dahlem, wasn't
even underage.
But after looking through newspaper
clippings, I think I've found the reason be-
hind the madness.
GPD reported it arrested nine underage
females within one hour during the college
football national championship game.
During my years here I've seen many
things at the bars, but I've never seen any
harm come from an 18- or- 19-year-old girl
having a beer and watching football.
Recently, Phi Delt had sanctions lifted
after allegedly harboring underage drink-
ing. The reason for the lessening of the
punishment was because UPD officers
never saw the party.
They heard of the party when they took
the time to question two underage women
on campus because one was upchucking in
a trashcan.


They did not visit or call the fraternity
house that night.
I wonder how that report looked:
Stopped two females, ages 19 and 20.
One of the females was vomiting into trash-
can. Both intoxicated.
Women reported they were returning to
their dorms after a party at Phi Delta Theta
'Fraternity house.
No further investigation. The party
sounded like a total sausage fest.
Good job, gumshoes.
So are the cops just out to handcuff teen-
age girls?
Or watch a kid deal with that phone
call home to tell mommy and daddy what
they've done?
Or get a fraternity into trouble?
If they were looking to crackdown on
DUIs, you would assume they'd at least
target people who drive. As a freshman, I
remember only a select few of my friends
from the dorms even had cars. The drunk
walks home are a favorite, though slightly


hazy, memory of mine.
Maybe more DUI checkpoints would be
productive in terms of public safety, instead
of pointless arrests inside bars.
All of this is capped off by the fact that
the drinking age was raised to 21 in the
'80s, meaning at least some of the cops
making the arrests were legally allowed to
drink when they were 18.
So, for any of the freshmen reading this,
let me be your Yoda, if I may.
Here are some tips:
House parties are more fun, and you're
less likely to get busted. Toga parties are an
added bonus because you obviously don't
have a place to keep an ID.
And last, if you're having trouble get-
ting drinks, go to the busiest part of the bar
and hold out money with your unmarked
hand, since the bartender is usually too
busy to notice.
Good luck young ones, and be strong.
Kevin Micocci is a fourth-year civil engi-
neering student.


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Laser hair removal may not be for thin-skinned


By BREIT DALY
Alligator Contributing Writer

After Ashlei Rayborn felt the
first zap on her skin, she knew the
doctor lied about the pain.
Her laser hair-removal proce-
dure would hurt.
The hassle of constantly shaving
and the pain of tweezing and wax-
ing have led women and men to
look for other alternatives for hair
removal.
A 70 to 90 percent reduction of
hair regrowth and thinner, softer
hair are some benefits of the in-
creasingly popular laser hair-re-
moval procedure, consultants at
the Gainesville-based Dermacare
Laser & Skin Care Clinics said.
Raybom, a UF public relations
junior, first heard about laser hair
removal in the summer from a
friend.
Soon after, she made the deci-
sion to have her sideburns re-
moved.
"My parents were like 'No, no,
no. You don't need it,'" 20-year-
old Raybom said. "They said they
couldn't afford it, so what I did was
save up for it."
A single treatment can range
from $100 to $650 depending on the
size of the area being treated. With
her savings and some money her
parents pitched in,; Rayborn went
to get the procedure done at a laser
center in North Miami Beach.
Laser hair-removal ranked third
of the top five non-surgical cosmet-
ic procedures performed in 2006,
according to the American Society
for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. The


second-largest group of laser hair-
removal patients was between the
ages of 19 and 34. Patients between
35 and 50 years old were the largest
group, according to the society's
statistics. Most laser hair-removal
clients are women, but some men
get hair on their backs removed,
said Becky Persad, a consultant at
Dermacare.
Persad said popular procedures
among female clients are the re-
moval of hair on the legs, the bikini
area and the upper lip.
"The doctor said it
wouldn't hurt, but it did. It
felt like needles."
Ashlel Rayborn
patient

The procedure is done with a la-
ser that produces a beam of highly
concentrated light that is absorbed
by hair follicles. The pulse of the
laser vaporizes the pigment, elimi-
nating or slowing down the hair's
growth, according to Dermacare's
Web site. The procedure only
works when hair is growing, so
multiple procedures are needed to
remove hair from the desired area.
"We want to catch it while
it's still growing," said Tonianne
Grobmyer, a physician assistant
at Dermacare. "You have to have
three treatments, and we recom-
mend five."
The number of required treat-
ments varies on each client's
unique metabolism, hormone level,
hair quality and number of hair fol-
lices, she said.


A period of four to six weeks
is recommended between proce-
dures. It takes up to a year to reach
optimal results, Grobmyer said.
Rayborn said she felt pain dur-
ing her treatment.
"They put this jelly-like stuff on
my face," Raybom said. "I didn't
know what to expect. The doctor
said it wouldn't hurt, but it did. It
felt like needles."
Laser treatments can be painful
because of the tingling sensation it
causes, but varies among clients,
said physician's assistant Jenifer
Stover. Possible risks include bum-
ing, blistering, scarring and a loss
or gain of color in the skin.
Sun exposure can cause red-
ness and irritation, Grobmyer
said. Raybom, who was working
at a summer camp during her first
treatment, was overexposed to the
sun.
"My face got pretty red,"
Raybom said. "I looked like a to-
mato."
After the redness subsided, she
went for her second procedure. She
then ran out of time and money to
invest in more treatments, and her
hair began to grow back after nine
months, Raybom said.
The Food and Drug
Administration only guarantees
hair reduction for up to two years.
Rayborn said she would only
recommend the laser hair-removal
procedure if a person conducted a
lot of research and could afford all
the expenses.
"I think everyone should know
what they are getting themselves
into," she said.


Jenifer Stover, a physician's assistant, demonstrates the laser hair-re-
moval procedure on Tonianne Grobmeyer, another physician's assistant,
at the Dermacare Laser & Skin Care Clinic in Gainesville on Friday.


UF student hopes to make prom dreams come true


* PROGRAM AIMS TO HELP UNDER-
PRIVELEGED GIRLS GET DRESSES.

By DEBORAH SWERDLOW
Alligator Writer ,
dswerdlow@alligator.org

Thirty miles outside of Gainesville, in the
back right corner of Storage Unit 91, lay every
high school girl's dream.
Five clothing racks bursting with colorful
dresses wait for their second debut. In three
months, a girl with the hope of attending
prom could don one of the glittering gowns
for free.
Ashley Wheeler, a UF business manage-
ment junior, operates Dresses for Dreams,
a program that travels to community high
schools to redistribute used prom dresses to
underprivileged high school girls.
This year, Wheeler is expanding her ef-
forts by collecting dresses at UF. She hopes to
secure a drop spot in the Reitz Union by next
week and solicit Sorority Row soon after.
"The more dresses I get, the more the
community comes together, the more we can
reach out," she said.
She said she began the program about
four years ago when she noticed that the
Gainesville consignment shop where she
worked was marking down $400 prom
dresses to $2 or $3.
She thought back to her high school,
which she said was a "pretty poor" school,
and how unfortunate it would be for a girl
to miss prom because she couldn't afford a
dress.
The first year, she took dresses from the
consignment shop to her high school and


invited a small group of girls to browse for
free.
She said she remembers the appreciation
of one girl in particular, who gave Wheeler a
hug after picking out her dress.
"It's kind of like she was a little Cinderella
for the night," Wheeler said. "That one girl
made all the effort that I put into the drive


that year worth it."
In the first year of the program, about 12
girls received new dresses. In the past four
years, she estimated that number has grown
to almost 400.
She said she collects dresses all year from
the consignment shop where she works and
from dress collections around the area.


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UF student Ashley Wheeler, founder of Dresses for Dreams, peeks through dresses
she collected for the program at a storage unit in Melrose on Sunday afternoon.


She begins visiting schools in late February
until about three weeks before prom, when it
becomes dear which girls need the help.
In many cases, Wheeler said the girls'
parents are just as appreciative. Without the
service, parents might have to sacrifice some
other expense, such as a month's electric bill,
to afford dresses for their daughters, she
said.
At some schools, students earn an invita-
tion to the event depending on their financial
needs. At others, anyone is welcome.
Wheeler said she tries to make the day feel
like a party.
"I want them to be comfortable," she
said. "So they don't feel like they're taking
a handout."
After the girls try on as many as dresses
as they want and find the perfect one, they're
free to take it home, which sometimes sur-
prises them.
"I think they think they have some ob-
ligation, but they don't," said Kasey Meek,
Ashley's sister who has helped with Dresses
for Dreams the past few years.
Meek, a SFCC freshman, said helping
with the project makes her feel like she's re-
ally making a difference.
She started helping her sister two years
ago as a high school junior.
At first she said she was uncomfortable
seeing which of her classmates needed the
extra help, but after a while, she was just
glad they were able to get that same, quint-
essential high school experience she looked
forward to.
"You remember your own prom as long as
you're alive," Meek said. "My aunt's like 50,
and she still tells me about her prom."






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Machen's dad remembered as a 'gentleman'


MACHEN, from page 1

schedule.
Sometimes they watched sports on
TV, especially golf, which Flowers said
the elder Machen loved.
When the TV wasn't on, Flowers
said Machen, who loved to sing, always
played the same CD a Gaither Quartet
album his wife gave him. Flowers said
Machen's wife told her that she now


"He was a Gators fan unless
Auburn was playing."
Cindy Flowers
Oak Hammock community relations
manager

plays the CD all the time in her room at
Oak Hammock.
Machen is survived by a daughter,
two sons, a brother, eight grandchildren
and four great-grandchildren.


Flowers said Machen was dose to
his family and always proud of his
children. He had a great sense of humor
and keen insight into people because of
his salesman days, she said.
. "He'll be missed around here, that's
for sure," Flowers said.
A memorial service will be held
at Oak Hammock on Feb. 9 at 2 p.m.
Machen's family requested that memo-
rial contributions be made to Haven
Hospice at 4200 NW 90th Blvd.


Lunch still popular despite increased price


KRISHNA, from page I


For the first 30 years, Krishna lunch followed a motto of pay
what you want, averaging 75 cents a plate, he said.
Das said it came to a point where what was being con-
tributed couldn't really meet the costs of what was being
cooked, and that's when the $3 donation was implemented.
Attendance at the lunch tripled and became far more popular,


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Das said.
To reward those who bring their own plate, cup and fork,
they will get a quarter back, but they must have all three
pieces, Das said. Starting this week, Krishna Lunch will serve
some new menu items including spinach and chickpeas,
macaroni and cheese, lentils and rice, and veggie burritos.
"Krishna lunch is priceless," Das said. "We don't sell it,
it's just a service that we do, and it's been an affectionate ex-
change for students and friends on campus."


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ELECTIONS 2008

Early voting


begins today

Beginning today, registered voters can cast their ballots
at one of three Gainesville locations.
Voters can select city commissioners and presidential
primary candidates, and can weigh in on a proposed prop-
erty tax amendment. Half of Gainesville's city commission
seats are up for election.
Monday through Friday, polls will be open from 9 a.m.
to 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, polls will be open from 9 a.m.
to 1 p.m., and on Sunday, Jan. 20, polls will be open from 1
p.m. to 5 p.m.
Early voting ends Saturday, Jan. 26, three days before the
general election. Polls will open Jan. 26 at 9 a.m. and close
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BUY IT. SELL IT. FIND IT. 373-FIND







Classifieds

MONDAY, JANUARY 14, 2008


ALLIGATOR
www.alligator.org/classifieds


*SICK OF SHARING A BATHROOM?*
Get your own this fall!
2Br/2Ba flats, *3Br/3Ba townhms
FREE Tanning, WID, 24hr gym
PC Lab, Gated, All Amenities, Pt Friendly
Leasing for FALL*377-2777
4-23-72-1

NEED ROOMMATES?!
All Inclusive 3's and 4's
FREE Roommate Matching
FREE Cable, Utilities, Intemet
FREE Furn, Tanning, 24hr Fitness Center,
Ask About our Huge 2/2.5 Townhouses
336-3838 TheLandingsUF.com
Convenient Bus Route!
4-23-72-1

We've Got The BIG Ones!
Massive-Luxury 1,2&3 Beds
Pool*Hot Tub*Tanning*PC Lab*W/D
FREE Cable with HBO*Most Utilities FREE
Move Now or January! 372-8100
4-23-72-1

1,2, 3, 4BR Apts.
www.ApartmentslnGainesville.com
4-23-72-1

LUXURY COLLEGE CRIBS!
Furnished luxury private BR & BA. New 24
Hr Gym, Largest kitchens & Club House!
Mile trail & 3 bus stops in complex! New
Tan beds! From $499 352-271-3131
4-23-72-1

Roll Out of Bed & Into Class
$469 $499 Gets you all this!
Fully Fugiished, Free Ethernet, Free Cable
w/HBO, FREE UTILITIES, W/D,
Roommate match. 379-9300
4-23-72-1

Show Off!
Spacious 2/2s 3/3s & 4/4s
All Inclusive Resort Living
LexingtonCrossingUF.com
373-9009 Live in Paradise
Because you deserve it. 4-23-72-1

*FREE RENT*
Luxury 2/2 & 3/3 TH
NO M/I FEES
FREE Cable w/HBO & Show & Utility Pkgs
Gated*Alarms*Pet Friendly
www.TheLaurelsUF.com
MOVE IN TODAY! 335-4455
4-23-08-72-1


Roommate wanted-Beautiful Mill Pond
Condo 2/2 furnished. minutes from UF bus
stop right in front to UF., no smoking! $600
month, 441 NW48 Blvd, directly across from
Gainesville Health and Fitness. If interested
call Ashley at 305-323-9742. 1-20-7-1

Two block to UF. Furn room in 4BR condo.
Rent includes all utilities, internet, cable TV,
. pool, laundry, TV & microwave. Very nice.
$400 378-4626 1-31-24-1

2BLKS to UF-$360/Mo
4Br-$360/Rm Museum Rd-cable, internet,
water inci! Move in now or fall. 281-3551.
4-23-72-1

hidden lake apt for subleasel...furnished or
unfurnished you choose but price stays the
same. $1038 a month. 2bed/2bath, spa-
cious, huge closets, balcony, alot of parking,
clubhouse with pool, 24 hr gym. January
FREE! 1-18-08-10-1

1 to 2 rooms in NW home. $400/mo incl all.
Big yard. Near bus to UF & shopping. Short
lease ok. 352-281-8935 1-16-7-1

**Capstone Quarters*** 2bd 2bth individual
lease walk to UF. On bus lines, later gator.
furnished, washer & dryer, pool $450/mo.
Available now or for fall. 359-4445 1-14-
08-5-1

"LaManrcha Condo*2blks to UF 4bd 2bth
ind lease low fall rates $400/mo. free util,free
cable,free internet fully furn, new flooring and
paint, pool, laundry room, security. Available
for spring semester or for fall 378-7224 1-
14-08-30-1

2 rooms for rent, nice furnished house
2 blocks from campus, hdtv, wireless,
all appliances, call Michelle at 5612894759
or Richard at 5612130141
1-22-08-10-1

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, wffi internet all included.
Laundry, security, and pool also. Rooms rent
as low as $425/mo. 352-284-7304 1-23-08-
10-1

Room in Mens apartment very close to
campus $400 w/ Utilities 352-328-5448 1-
14-08-4-1


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
1-15-5-1

"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

3BR/3BA furnished Windsor Park condo
w/resort-like amenities. On bus route 7 days/
wk. Ready for occupancy. 3705 SW 27th St.
Unit #1117. $495/mo/per room incl utils. 386-
597-1167 1-17-08-5-1

University and 13th- new and furnished 1/1
with covered and street parking Full kitchen
with dishwasher and washer/dryer. Central
heat and A/C. $800/month obo. Call Mike
224-558-4225 2-1-14-1.

Room for rent in 4/2 Furnished apt.$379/mo
Near UF on bus lines Includes cable,wireless
internet,laundry,garbage,and sewer Also has
game room,fitness center,and pool Available
Now Call 727-430-1490 1-31-15-1


*QUIET, CLEAN, LOTS of GREEN SPACE.
Rustic 1 BR apt. $375/mo.
01BR 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
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 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 LEFTIl! 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

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-
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 $8001 w/washer&dryer
Move in today or Novemberl 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 UFIll
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
Available FALL 2008
Rooms, Studios and 1/1s
From only $466 per month!
371-0769'Collegeparkuf.com
12-5-71-2

*NO MOVE IN FEES*
Luxury 212 & 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 & NOWI
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


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In Person: Use forms appearing weekly in The
Cash, Check, MC, or Visa Alligator. Sorry, no cash by mail. MC,
The Alligator Off ice Visa or checks only.
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M-F, 8am 4pm Payment by Visa or MasterCard ONLY.
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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

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!!!
313's from only $486 per Bdrm
414's from only $452 per Bdrm
FREE Cable w/ HBO/ SHOWTIME
FREE Tanning, 24hr Fitness Center
Ask About our Huge 2/2.5 Townhouses
336-3838 TheLandingsUF.com
Convenient Bus Routel
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/l 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

Gainesville's
Best Kept Secret
Luxury 2/2 TH & 3/3 Flats
FREE Cable, FREE Tanning, FREE Alarms
Walk to UF *379-WALK
4-23-72-2


WALK TO CLASS
2brs from $395/room
Water/sewer Included!
Move-in Now or Jan!
Call today! 352-372-7111
4-23-08-72-2


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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
Shands.Open Weekends
Windmeadows Apartments
352-373-3558
4-23-71-2

LAKEWOOD VILLAS
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
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

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


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


1BR apt. w/pvt gated courtyard in small quiet
professional complex. Close to ShandsNA
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 No Section 8 2-13-08-
45-2


HISTORIC APARTMENTS
Available in Fall. 1-2-3 bedrooms, Hardwood
floors, fans, porches, downtown. No dogs.
1st-last-security. 373-3736 No Section 8
2-13-08-45-2


ARBOR
Ask about 1 month
FREE RENT
1 BR/1BA starting at $635
Close to UF & Shands
2411 SW 35th PI
866-650-8069
M-F 9-6, Sat. 10-2
4-23-08-72-2


Luxury on Sale
Save $100/month
Now only $570/person
2br/2.5ba on sorority row
W/D, dishwasher, alarm
Available Jan 4th! 372-7111
4-23-08-72-2

Available Now & Fall
Visions South Apts.
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

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


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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
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 1-18-
08-13-2

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 1-18-
08-13-2

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 1-18-
08-13-2

CONVENIENT TO SHANDS/UFI Quiet,2BR
1.5 BATH, wood laminate flooring, newer
carpet, washer/dryer, $825/rent, 4536 SW
44th Ln
Carl Turlington Real Estate,- Inc. 372-9525
www.TurlintonRealEstate.com 1-18-08-
13-2

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

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

*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 WOOD FLOORS!
1 and 2 bedrooms for FALL
As low as $380/person
Pets welcome! Wood floors available
Open late! 371-7777
4-23-08-72-2







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 inci
utils. Possible pet allowed w/deposit. Call
Kevin 352-475-2686 1-14-08-5-2


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Rooms for rent, 2 bedrooms each with
private bath in 4/4 condo, $400/ room + utili-
ties. Female nonsmokers please. Call Haley
(904)54,1547 2-19-08-30-2

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

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

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

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

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 UFA**
Large 1BR/1BA loft apt w/full kitchen, new
cent H/AC, ceiling fans, W/D. Ready for occu-
pancy. $495/mo. Call 222-8910 or 371-6749
leave message 1-15-08-5-2

1 Block to UF 1BR 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.Vo 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

SPACIOUS 1BR APT FOR RENT
New appliances, screened balcony. Walk to
Oaks Mall, restaurants & movie theater. Call
352-258-4695 1-15-5-2

2 BLOCKS TO STADIUM
2BR/1BA wood floors, fireplace, screened
porch. Available now. No pets
$700/mo. 352-335-4790
1-16-08-5-2

1BR apt in the Siegal Building, the tallest
bldg in Gville. Great view, 7th floor. W/D,
garage parking. $750/mo. 352-472-9273,
billconradconstruction@yahoo.com 1-24-
08-10-2

Beautiful Townhouse/Condo
2BR/2.5BA, W/D, quiet, only 1 year old, 35th
PI. Close to UF & Shands. On bus route.
$1100/mo. Available immediately. Call 352-
335-378_ 2-21-08-30-2

3 bedroom Across from UFI
Available fall 2008
ONLY $505 per personal
Open late and weekends
371-0769 collegeparkuf.com
4-23-08-69-2

MOVE IN TODAY
Rooms, studios, 1/1s
From as low as $465/person!
-xiOpen late and weekends
371-7777 collegeparkuf.com
4-23-08-69-2


Private studio, full kit & bath, porch 1 blk 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 furniture included.
Close to UF and shopping center. Call 219-
4222 or leave message. 1-16-08-5-2

Spacious two bedroom apartment with rest
of January free. $639/month. Sublease runs
until July. On bus route to campus. Pine Rush
Villas. 4117 SW 20th Ave. 763-350-3908 1-
17-5-2

SW Home 3br/2ba, large Pool, Full Alarm
System, MOVE IN NOW! $1500.00 month
call 352-331-8162 1-17-08-5-2

*SUBLEASE STUDIO HOUSE until April.
$475/mo. 707 NW 4th Ave. 352-672-2808

ROOMMATE IN NOW HOME. $500/mo
352-672-2808. Professional only 1-17-
08-5-2

Available Aug 1. 5BR/2.5BA house. Walk
to campus. Fireplace, screen porch, wash/
dryer, central heat/air, dishwasher, etc: 1605
NW7th Ave. $1800/mo. Call 339-2342. Other
houses available. 1-17-08-5-2

Available Aug 1 4BR/3BA house only 3
years old, 2 miles from campus. Fireplace,
wash/dryer, nice quiet street. 2108 NW 8th
Ct. $1550/mo. 339-2342. Other houses avail-
able. 1-17-08-5-2

2/2 Condo in gated community. Completely
upgraded with new wood flooring,new
kitchen and bathrooms. $950.00 per month.
Close to Shands and the V.A. Call 407-399-
3992 1-17-08-5-2

2Br/1Ba apt in The Cottages for $500/mo.
Avail immediately. Lease ends 7/31/08.
PETS ALLOWED. Dept $500 (reg $600)'
save $100. Jan is paid for. nice balcony, near
downtown and public library. 352-870-7932
1-14-08-2-2

HOUSES NEAR UF
3Br-6Br houses for rent. Walk to UF.
Hardwood firs, fireplaces, huge rooms
Photos at: www.ForRentNearUF.com
Tour Today! Few left 352-376-6223
4-23-59-2

1 Website: 50 Apts Near UF
Choose from Studios, 1,2,3&4BR
Avail Fall. Specials from $474/mo
Lofts, wood firs & more. Some pet
friendly! www.TrimarkProperties.com
Tour today! 352-376-6223
4-23-68-2


Close to University
2BR/2.5BA $850
Ironwood Village
3BR/2BA $850
Pear Tree Realty, Inc.
Realtor 352-335-3802 1-18-08-5-2


$650 roommate needed avail immed.
2/2 luxury apt. walk to campus(Heritage
Oaks).lnternet access incl. in rent. Parking
space avail only w/apt. Call 813-833-6926 or
dking@mewilson.com 2-11-08-20-2

Close to Campus. 1/1 Guesthouse, tile floor,
fenced yard, high ceilings. Great for grad
student. $575.00 + sec. 909 NW9th Ave. Call
Chad 407-230-2423 1-28-08-10-2


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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

FREE FIRST MONTH RENT AND
UTLIITIESI 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

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

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

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 incld
water power/cable/hsinternet upgrd furniture
balcony 1 person for a 2/2
contact Mario 3057250553
jan-august renew lyr get $300 nowl 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, need
1 female roommate $375/mo $800, W/D, ref,
pool bus lines. Avail now to 7/31/08. Call
Helen 904-641-6219, 904-563-6134 2-
12-08-30-3


The Polos-FREE JANUARY RENT and
DISCOUNTed rent($370/Month).1/1 in 3/3
2nd Floor,clean and quiet.Private Bath.Close
to Bus route(9,35)and 1-75.Pet Ok,No
Furnished.
call 352-871-6531 or email yunsik@ufl.edu
1-17-5-3

2BR/2BA condo available 01/20/08. No,
move-in costs. January paid for. Size: 1200
sq.ft. No W/D connections. No pets allowed.
Lease ends July 31st, 2008. Option to renew.
$650/month includes Water. 954-683-9462
1-15-3-3

YOU REALLY WANT ME!! Spacious 2B/2B
with W/D, new carpet, screened patio, fac-
ing a beautiful courtyard. Pet friendly. Pool,
tennisgym. Contact Erin 321-961-4850.
1-18-5-3

Great 4BR/4BA apt suite with personal rooms
at Melrose. Subleasing for $455/mo incl all
utilities. Immediate move in reuested. Close
to UF campus and reliable busing. For more
information call 352-262-5740 1-18-5-3

3/3 at The Polos. $392/ month. January and
February rent paid, no move in or sublet fees.
Male room mate needed. Call (239) 826-
2914 with questions. 1-18-08-5-3


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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

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

Female 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

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

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


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 utilities. 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.
W/D. Intemet/Cable included. Utils incl. Call
352-262-1560 2-6-20-4

Quiet, county employee seeks roommate for
2BR/1BA 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-
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 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 1-15-08-5-4

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)
359-2243. 1-18-08-7-4








MONDAY, JANUARY 14,2008 E ALLIGATOR, 13


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
1-16-08-5-4

Two Blocks from UF
Student Roommate Wanted
Available Now
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

Female UF ROOMMATES wanted by UF stu-
dent to share great 3 bedroom 2 bath house
walking distance to campus. Own room.
2008-9 school year. $450 month plus util Call
Lauren 305-322-0139 1-17-08-5-4

Immediate availability at The Laurels
Apartment on SW 34th St. for $500/mo.
Includes in apt washer/dryer, wifi, and utili-
ties. Over $150/mo savings. Call Mike 561-
301-8791, mjladd@ufl.edu 1-25-08-10-4

Looking for a roommate in a beautiful 3/2
house located just 2 miles from campus.
A gorgeous room is available in a newly
renovatee house. Call 231-9226, 682-1902
1-17-5-4

Move in now, FREE January rent.
One bedroom available M or F in a 3 bed-
room house on NW 25 St and Univ near
Law School. Rent 350 + 1/3 utilities. Lease
until August. Bus, bike, or walk to campus.
Contact Amanda at (786)208 6509. 1-18-
08-5-4


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with unique Architectural detailing. Starting at
$215,000 Opening August 2008. 352-373-
7959 www.cottagegroveatgainesville.com
4-23-08-72-5

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
1-31-15-5

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bed- All New 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

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


Pool Table Gorgeous 8" All wood table.
Leather pockets, Italian 1" slate, carved legs.
Brand new still in crate. MUST SELL Retail
$5500. Sell $950. Can deliver 352-377-9846
4-23-72-6

.Hot Tub/Spa $1295 Brand New Loaded!
Waterfall, LED lights, cupholders, 110-v
energy efficient with warranty. Free delivery,
MUST SELL 352-372-8588 4-23-72-6

Bed-FULL size pillowtop mattress & box.
New, in plastic, warr. Can del. $90 317-4031

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

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

LAPTOP JACK REPAIR
Do you have a Loose Power Jack?
We can help before its is too late!
Professional Motherboard Soldering
Problems from loose jack may include:
Loss of Battery Life, Damaged Power
Adaptor, Data Loss and more.
Prevent damage to your computer,
Let Us Help!
Microtherm, Inc. 352-336-6666
1-18-5-7


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

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

Great Products Free After Rebate!
Keep Them for Yourself
Or Sell Them to Make Extra Money!
Deals Updated Weekly. Visit Often.
http://www.FreeRebateFree.com 1-18-08-
5-10

Computer, Windows, Business,
Internet and Entertainment CD-ROMS
fnr o al at Dic'nontned Prineil Visit:


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

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

GATORMOTO is Gainesville's wpmber 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

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

Blue 2006 Honda CBR600 F4i
Only 1100 Miles, Brand New Condition, Still
not completely broken in, Garage Kept, Fast
and Gas efficient. Asking $6200, make an of-
fer. Call Justin 239-222-0483 1-16-08-4-11

SCOOTER FOR SALE
Roketa Bahama 50. 300 mi. Needs battery.
$500. 352-494-7394 1-18-5-11

2004 Kymco ZX50 49CC
$850.00 Blue 2 helmits
377-7769, 562-4520 runs great 1-18-08-
5-11


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

CARS -CARS BuyOSellOTrade
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


www.fastandeasy.com/walker 1-18-08-5-10 $500! POLICE IMPOUNDS!
HONDAS, CHEVYS, TOYOTAS, ETC.
For listings 800-366-9813 ext 4622
M matocycls,,,oped 4-23-72-12


** 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 Springl
We have new scooters starting at $999. lyr
Warranties. We also service ALL brands of
scooters. Pickup Available. Low Labor Rates.
Free estimates. 376-6275 GatorMoto.com
4-23-08-72-11

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


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

CARS FROM $29/MO!
Hondas 0 Chevys 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 352-2!6-1973
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

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 friendl
Contact 219-6948. 1-18-08-10-13


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Autos


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

2006 VW Jetta 2.5. Color: Black. Leatherette
Interior. 22000 mi. 6 disc CD changer, MP3
player, wing spoiler, silver tail lights. 17" alloy
wheels. 5speed manual. Excellent condition!
$18,000 OBO. 954-683-9462 1-15-3-12

1998 Nissan Altima $3,100 OBO
4 Dr, 156Sl00 mi, AC/Heat, Auto Transmission
CD, AM/FM/Sat Radio, CC, Dual Air Bags
Pwr Steer, Locks, Windows
(352) 262-0515 1-28-08-10-12


Wanted

THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY
NEEDS VOLUNTEER DRIVERS
Transport patients to/from treatments
Must have valid driver's license,
safe driving record & attend training session.
Call 352-376-6866 ext 114 for more info.

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

BE AN INSPIRATION!
Take a blind lady to Mass on Sundays and for
walks and shopping as needed. We'll have
lots of fun! And you will make a new friend!
Contact 219-6948. 1-18-08-72-13

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


This newspaper assumes no responsibil-
ity for injury or loss arising from contacts
made through advertising. We suggest that
any reader who responds to advertising use
caution and investigate the sincerity of the
advertiser before giving out personal infor-
mation or arranging meetings

the independent florida

alligator

RETAIL ADVERTISING MANAGER
We are looking for a motivated, energetic
and sales driven individual to train a stu-
dent sales staff in outside advertising
sales. Emphasis on building new business
relationships and increasing existing client
base. Newspaper ad sales background an
advantage. Marketing experience a plus.
The job is 100% sales. Modest salary, good
benefits and excellent working environment.
With resume, send cover letter that must
include salary requirements for you to be
condisered for an interview. Send to: General
Manager, The Independent Florida Alligator,
POB 14257, Gainesville, FL. 32604 Or email
tcarey@alligator.org. No phone calls. EOE.

1 the independent florida

alligator

What's black and white and
"read" all over???
The Independent Florida Alligator
And you can be part of the sales team of
the largest college newpaper in the
country by applying to become an
ADVERTISING INTERN
(this is a non-paid spring position
requiring 10-15 hours per week
possibly leading to a paid sales position)
If you are a UF or
SFCC student available
to work both spring AND summer and are
eager to gain valuable sales experience,
stop by the Alligator. 1105 W. University
Avenue, to fill out an application and
class schedule by Jan 18th. We will contact
yotrfor an interview opportunity to
get your career jump started! EEO/AA
1-18-5-08-6-14


the independent florida

alligator

CIRCULATION DEPARTMENT
Duties include placing, moving and main-
taining alligator news racks that are on
campus and around the city. Some heavy
lifting. Must be able to drive Alligator van.
Must have good driving record. Various light
maintenance duties around the office. 12-15
hours per week, between 8am 4pm. Must
maintain a schedule. No phone calls. Apply
at office, 1105 W. University Ave. EEO/AA
1-18-5-08-6-14

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.
J 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.
4-23-71-14

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 NW6th St.
352-378-9204
4-23-08-72-14


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

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

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

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)
1-18-08-27-14

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

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

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.
corn/ 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

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 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





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

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


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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

Dragonfly Sushi & Sake Company.
High volume, up-scale dinning restaurant
now hiring ambitious, energetic, friendly,
and reliable team members with excellent
customer service for HOST, BAR, and
KITCHEN (SUSHI, HOTLINE, PREP) posi-
tions, P/T & FIT. Exp preferred. Earn
great pay while having funll' 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 & F/T. 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)i No calls
please 1-22-10-14.

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

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

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

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

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.

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 NW 43rd St. Suite A 1-15-5-14

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

Entry LevelLab 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


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


*HIRING PARTY* The Rehab complex
and Mojitos night clubs are under new
management and we are looking for ALL
POSITIONS: Bartenders, Security, Bar-
backs, etc. When: 1/16/08 @ 8pm @ Rehab.
If you have any questions please call Dario
@ 3054795075. 1-16-08-5-14


Office Clerk Medical Office: Part Time,
No Exp. Needed Flexible Hours 8/hr. Fax:
Resume to 352-376-0320 1-18-08-7-14


$STUDENTS GET CASH ON THE SPOT$
For gently used clothing/accessories & fur-
niture. No appt.necessary! Sandy's Savvy
Chic Resale Boutique 2906 NW 13th St. 372-
1226 4-23-08-69-14


SANDY;S SAVVY CHIC RESALE
BOUTIQUE NOW HIRING. Great working
environment. PT/FT positions available. $7-
$7.50/hr + incentives. 352-372-1226 2906
NW 13th St. 1-24-08-10-14


FEMALE ORGANIC CHEMISTRY TUTOR
NEEDED. Once or twice a week meetings.
Convenient meeting times can be arranged
between tutor and student. Please call 386-
344-7600 or email at luckysharm007@hotm
ail.com. 1-16-5-14


Live-in House Cleaning Job
All around Cleaning & Laundry
FT Good pay plus, room and board
Call 256-3323 for more info and interview.
1-16-08-5-14


HOUSE CLEANING JOB
All around Cleaning & Laundry
FT M-F 10am-5pm, $6.75hr
Call 256-3323 for more info and interview.
1-16-08-5-14


FT nanny needed for newborn starting
January 29 at home on NW side of town.
References and background will be checked.
Send resume to dwpurcell@occamit.com or
call 352-316-6933 (email preferred). 1-24-
08-10-14


Hogan's Great Sandwiches now hiring
Bartenders(no exp nec)/Counter Help/Exp
Sandwich Makers/Closers, for both loca-
tions. Apps accepted Mon 1/14 & Tues
1/15 9am-11am at 2327 N W 13th Street
Albertson's Plaza. 1-15-08-4-14


Housekeeper needed for busy couple
Needs to work well with big dogs.
5-15 hours per week at $7-10 per hour
Email @ dsarkis@gmail.com or call 352-
514-9800, references prefered 1-24-10-14


WAITPERSON FT & PT
Apply in person after 3pm. Sawamura
Japanese Steak House 1624 SW 13th St.
1-16-5-14

-MBA Graduates: Fast growing HealthCare
company in Marion County seeks new
grads interested in marketing, sales,
finance & operations. Send resume to
drp@freedomh.com 1-17-08-5-14

FULLTIME LAB TECH POSITION
BS IN MICROBIOLOGY AND CELL
SCIENCE OR RELATED FIELD. $13.50/hr.
e-mail janies@abcr.com 1-25-08-10-14

AUTOCAD PT PERSON M-F DAILY 30-50
HOURS WEEKLY STARTING $9. HOURLY
BASED ON EXPERIENCE. MUST BE
DEPENDABLE & GOOD KNOWLEDGE OF
BASIC AUTOCAD. 1 MILE FROM CAMPUS.
EMAIL: WELLS@RIDGWAYTRUSS.COM
1-25-08-10-14

MARKETING POSITION PT person M-F,
daily 20-30 hrs weekly. Start $8.75/hourly
based on experience. Must be dependable
and have excellent communication skills.
Must be proficient in Excel&Word. 1 mile from
campus. Email: wells@ridgwaytruss.com 1-
25-08-10-14

ADMIN/CLERICAL
Duties include data entry, 25-35wpm,
answering phones, fax, email. FT/PT. $10-
$12/hr. Ask for Mary, call 1-877-842-9901
1-18-08-5-14 -

GATORFOOD.COM DELIVERY DRIVERS
Great pay make your own schedule. No
late nights! Experienced drivers earn more.
Contact jjulian@gatorfood.com for more info.
1-31-14-14


Sales/Leasing Specialist
Part-time & full-time sales positions in local
management co. Fax resume, cover letter
& avail schedule to 352-376-6269 or email
hr@trimarkproperties.com 4-23-59-14


Receptionist for Balanced Body Physical
Therapy & Pilates. M&W 8:30-4pm T,Th,F,
8-1:30 total 32 hrs $9/hr Retail/front desk
exp. 1 full yr commitment, email resume
& refs only if you meet all requirements
leebal@bellsouth.net 1-18-08-6-14

Campus Rep Needed for Revolutionary Web
Service
Interested in practicing marketing while earn-
ing money? Seeking campus reps to promote
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Press gives Gators edge


HOOPS, from page 18

"I was happy with our
guys, I was proud of the
way they played, the way
they bounced back," he
said.
"After Alabama, I
thought we showed a lot of
maturity in trying to handle
a road win and what type of
focus we would come back
with."
UF led by just 4 at the
half, taking a 33-29 lead
into the locker room after a
woeful 3-of-13 performance
from beyond the arc.
The Gators picked up
the pace coming out of the
gate, and began to press the
Tigers on both ends of the
court.
Guard Nick Calathes,
who scored 16 points and
dished five assists, credited
the Gators' increased defen-
sive pressure as a turning
point in the game.


"I think our press helps
our game go up and down,
which is where we want to
be," Calathes said. "I think
we definitely got better in
the second half and turned
up the pressure."
Werner was replaced
by Jonathan Mitchell in
the starting lineup, citing
a foot sprain suffered in
last week's win against
Alabama.
The sophomore still
managed to play 30 minutes
and turn in another stellar
performance, tallying 11
points on 5-of-9 shooting
from the field.
Calathes dubbed Werner
UF's "garbage man," a role
Werner is thriving in.
"Rebounding, boxing
out, all the little things
nobody sees, he does,"
Calathes said. "I think
Dan knows he's one of
the toughest guys on the
team."


UF takes first conference win by record spread


WHOOPS, from page 18


she expected to score, and that makes all the differ-
ence in the world."
UF (12-5, 1-1 Southeastern Conference) has won
eight straight at home, and Sunday's 15-point margin
was the largest in a conference win since March 2,
2006, when the Gators defeated Mississippi State 98-
83 in the opening round of the SEC Tournament.
After trailing by 16 in the first half, Alabama (8-9,
1-1 SEC) cut the lead to 8 with 10:07 remaining.
The next two minutes would be when Bowden
single-handedly put the Crimson Tide away.
UF outscored Alabama 11-0 over that span, and
the senior had 9 of those points, including her only 3-
pointer of the game, bringing the crowd to its feet and


killing any hope Alabama had of keeping it close.
The game also featured a look back at the pro-
gram's past during a special halftime presentation.
More than 20 alumni were honored and the
'Golden Gators' 11 former members of UF's dance
team performed to a medley of
older hit songs.
The alumni also got a chance to
interact'with the players during the
Women's team's pregame breakfast.
Basketball Butler used the reunion as moti-
vation for the team during the week.
"We didn't want to let them
down, that's for sure," she said. "We talked a lot about
it in practice, about them being here and representing
them in a way they deserve to be represented and I
think we did that."


Rival Bulldogs offer tough second test Friday


GYM, from page 18

Besides the top two, UF got
good results from Nicola Willis
and Corey Hartung in the all-
around and Tiffany Murry in the
floor exercise.
For the first time in five years,
Courtney Gladys officially com-
peted in a meet, participating in
the vault Friday night.
Gladys quit gymnastics in 2003
but returned to the sport after


"We've been ... working out
the little mistakes that we
had last year."
Amanda Castillo
UF sophomore

three years away from it.
It has taken some time for her to
be ready for college-level gymnas-
tics, but Burde thinks she is finally
ready to compete.


"Courtney has been Working
so hard. She has been working the
last year or two," Burde said. "She
has been around for about two
years and I think she finally got
it, she finally understood what it
takes to be successful in college."
The Gators will need another
good outing this week when they
face SEC rival and preseason No. 1
Georgia. The three-time defending
champion Bulldogs lost their sea-
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Lucas' stretch play staves off upset bid

By DANNY KLEIN
Alligator Staff Writer
dklein@alligator.org

Southeastern Conference play isn't always pretty.
In an ugly and sometimes stagnant 72-56 win
against Auburn at home Saturday, UF found a way to
keep its conference record unblemished, despite be-
ing outplayed and outworked throughout.
The Gators (15-2, 2-0 SEC) scored 11 straight points
to end the contest, leaving an image of a cakewalk in
a game that was far from it.
UF was outrebounded 35-29, shot just 8 of 25 from
beyond the arc and trailed by as many as 7 early on.
UF, led by freshman Jai Lucas, was able to widen
the gap down the stretch and end any chance of an
upset by a struggling Auburn (9-5, 0-2 SEC) team.
Lucas scored 7 straight points in UF's late run,
including three shots with one, seven and six seconds
left on the shot clock. Lucas finished
with 16 points on 7-of-9 shooting, in-
cluding 2 of 3 from 3-point range.
"I just did what the team needed,"
Men's Lucas said. "I wasn't trying to do
ask a anything spectacular. I didn't have
Basketball it in my head or anything. I was just
trying to help us win the game."
UF coach Billy Donovan said after the game he
was pleased with Lucas' toughness and maturity,
but expressed concern regarding the team's offensive
breakdown.
"I thought our team put him in some bad situa-
tions," Donovan said. "I thought Jai played tough
and made big shots, but like I said earlier, I don't
know if I feel comfortable relying on him having to
make those shots on a regular basis."
The Gators started the game slowly, giving up 7
consecutive points to open the game and prompting
Donovan to call a timeout. UF bounced back and took
the lead at 13-12 when Dan Werner scored on an easy
layup.
Brooke Lawson Alligor Donovan spoke about his team's ability to hang in
casey Brooke Lawson / AIgator and keep fighting in the face of adversity.
UF center Marreese Speights dunks during the second half of the
Gators' 72-56 victory against Auburn on Saturday at home. SEE HOOPS, PAGE 17

UF GYMNASTICS

Gators' campaign starts with record day


By BOBBY CALLOVI
Alligator Writer
bcallovi@alligator.org

UF kicked off its season with the best
season-opening performance in school
history.
The No. 2 Gators took down Illinois-
Chicago 197.125-187.825, despite the
fact that their head coach was not in at-
tendance.
Coach Rhonda Faehn wasn't at
Friday's meet because she was still re-
covering from giving birth to a son on
Tuesday.
Assistant coach Adrian Burde filled in
for Faehn.


Although she couldn't be there in per-
son, Faehn found a way to stay updated
on her team's progress. She text messaged
Burde's wife throughout the meet.
"My wife got over
30 text messages from
Rhonda," Burde said.
Overall, Burde
was very pleased
with how. the team
performed in its first
meet since finishing
Eudethird at the 2007 NCAA
Burde Championships.
The Gators got strong contributions
from All-Americans Melanie Sinclair and
Amanda Castillo, who both placed in the


top three in all four events.
Sinclair took first place in the all-
around competition, tying her career
best of 39.525, just beating out Castillo's
39.500.
The two gymnasts tied for first place
in the uneven bars with a mark of 9.925,
tying a career best for Castillo.
Castillo believes the team's solid effort
was due to the hard work it has been put-
ting into practice.
"We've been working out really hard,
training really hard in the gym and just
working out the little mistakes that we
had last year," Castillo said.

SEE GYM, PAGE 17


UF collects


big SEC win

By PHIL KEGLER
Alligator Staff Writer
pkegler@alligator.org

Depree Bowden knew something
had to change.
UF's lone senior had just 3 points in
the women's basketball team's 2-point
loss at Kentucky on Thursday.
Sunday was a different story.
Bowden had 14 of her 18 points and
all five of her steals in the second half as
the Gators won their home conference
opener 80-65 against Alabama.
"I had to find a different way to
score," Bowden said. "I just told my-
self, deny the ball and try to get steals.
I wasn't aggressive in the Kentucky
game. I knew I had to be aggressive this
game."
"We always want to try to
attack the paint first and then
let our game grow from there."
Amanda Butler
UF women's basketball coach

Bowden had plenty of help as the
Gators' three post players Aneika
Henry, Marshae Dotson and Sharielle
Smith combined for 41 points and 14
rebounds.
The 6-foot-3-inch Henry made an es-
pecially big impact early on in the game,
scoring 8 first-half points as UF looked
to make her a presence inside.
"They just started throwing it to the
rafters and she did a good job fielding
the ball and sticking it in the basket,
which is something that she hasn't
consistently done, but it really caused
us problems," Alabama coach Stephany
Smith said. "We just didn't have an an-
swer for that."
UF coach Amanda Butler said it was
part of the team's game plan to try and
establish post play early.
"We always want to try to attack
the paint first and then let our game
grow from there," Butler said. "I just
thought Aneika did some tremendous
things from an individual standpoint.
She caught some really tough passes.
She came down with some balls with a
defender in front of her and behind her.
I just thought she played with a lot of
confidence. When she caught the ball,
SEE WHOOPS, PAGE 17


EMen's basketball:
(7) Georgetown vs. (20) Pittsburgh
ESPN, 7 p.m.

Oklahoma vs. (3) Kansas
ESPN, 9 p.m.


Tennessee 2-0
UF 2-0
Kentucky 1-0
Vanderbilt 1-1
Georgia 0-1
South Carolina 0-2


* UF picked up two three-star verbal com-
mitments over the weekend in middle
linebacker T.J. Pridemore and guard Ricky
Barnum. Both are listed as the No. 19
prospects at their positions by Scout.com.
Verbal commitments are non-binding.


NFL Playoffs
San Diego 28
Indianapolis 24

NY Giants 21
Dallas 17


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