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TUESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2008
UF prepares for controversial Kevorkian
By LIA GANOSELLIS
With the protests and stunts
of the past few Accent-sponsored
speeches fresh in mind, UF offi-
cials are readying security for Dr.
Jack Kevorkian's speech tonight
at the O'Connell Center.
Lt. Stacy Ettel of the
University Police Department,
who is involved in the event's
security, said UPD doesn't expect
anything unusual to occur at the
"We understand our responsi-
bility at the event, and we work
it as we would any other event,"
Security will include officers
inside and outside the venue
and metal detectors at the door,
which UPD has used many times
before, he said.
Kevorkian was originally
scheduled to speak at UF on
Oct. 11, but his appearance was
postponed following the Sept. 17
Tasering incident at a Sen. John
That wasn't the last UF speech
to be disrupted.
Student protesters climbed
on stage during former U;S.
Attorney General Alberto
Gonzales' speech in November.
Ettel said he was sure no one
would be able to climb on stage
Accent, Student Government's
speakers bureau, paid Kevorkian
$50,000 for his speech.
Steven Blank, Accent chair-
man, said it's hard to predict
what protesters might do at a
Accent has been working
with UPD, UF administrators
and O'Connell Center officials
to make sure nothing gets out of
hand, Blank said.
"We're trying to provide a
safe environment for the free
exchange of ideas, so of course
we're taking se-
curity very seri-
ously," he said.
visit, Blank said
he isn't wor-
Kevorkian ried about the
Accent has brought other
controversial figures to UF in the
past, including Ann Coulter and
Michael Moore, he said.
"It's not something we haven't
done before," Blank said. Getting
Kevorkian, dubbed "Dr. Death,"
to come to UF didn't prove to be
a challenge for Accent. Kevorkian
was excited by the opportunity to
speak at such a large and presti-
gious university, Blank said.
"All you have to do is ask," he
Kevorkian was sentenced to 10
to 25 years in prison in 1999 after
he assisted at least 130 suicides.
Harrison Diamond / Alligator
Ally Deatherage, left, a UF elementary education junior, and Marisol Clark, a wildlife ecology junior, tie
down a curtain Monday behind the stage where Jack Kevorkian will speak at the O'Connell Center.
The retired specialist in dis-
ease diagnosis was released on
parole in June after eight years
Kevorkian also spoke at
Wayne State University in
Michigan on Nov. 29, but only
about 300 people attended. This
will be Kevorkian's first major
public appearance since his re-
lease from prison, Blank said.
According to his contract, a
film crew is following Kevorkian
to make a documentary. Scrawled
on the contract's margin, he asked
that UF allow the crew entrance
behind the scenes. Although the
event is free, tickets are required
for entry and are available at the
University Box Office in the Reitz
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for
students with Gator 1 cards and
7 p.m. for the general public. The
speech starts at 8 p.m.
Blank said Accent is anticipat-
ing a sold-out show.
For the past few days, the
line outside the box office has
stretched nearly the length of
the Reitz Union Colonnade. Box
office officials would not disclose
how many tickets have already
"Tickets have been flying, fly-
ing, flying," Blank said.
University Avenue accident causes power outages
* A 1.3-MILE SPAN OF THE ROAD
WAS CLOSED FOR SEVERAL HOURS.
By DREW HARWELL
Alligator Staff Writer
A man crashed his car into a utility pole
on West University Avenue on Monday,
causing major traffic backups on the busy
road as well as power outages for about
600 nearby residents.
Lake City resident Darrell Brady, 52,
was heading west on University Avenue
when the 2007 Ford he was driving
clipped the driver's-side mirror of a 1999
Mercury driven by Gainesville resident
Thomas Mott at about 12:30 p.m., accord-
ing to Gainesville police spokesman Lt.
Brady then veered into the eastbound
lanes before hopping a curb and hitting a
-The pole was snapped at its base,
though the connected wires prevented it
from falling to the ground.-
The 1.3-mile span of
Local University Avenue from 21st
News Street to 34th Street was
then closed as Gainesville
Regional Utilities trucks re-
paired the damaged pole.
Brady was sent to Shands, Kameg said.
However, he said police expected there
would be no life-threatening injuries.
Damage to his car was estimated at
Alcohol did not appear to be a factor in
the accident, Kameg said.
Whether charges will be filed has yet to
As for University Avenue, Kameg esti-
mated traffic on the busy strip was back to
normal by 7 p.m.
Power for nearby homes was also down
after the accident but was restored by 5
.p.m., GRU spokesman Dan Jesse said.
(right) played for UF
during the 2005-06
season before trans-
ferring to Mississippi.
Wednesday, he will
face his old team
when the No. 18
Rebels host the
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Hosted by the Center for
Leadership and Service and
the Dean of Students Office.
PRSSA Spring Open House
1064 Weimer Hall, 6:30 p.m.,
The Public Relations Student
Society of America will host
its spring open house with in-
formation for current members
and those interested in joining.
Free pizza will be served.
Gainesville City Commission
Emerson Hall, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.,
Students are invited to a forum
with the candidates seeking
election to the Gainesville City
Stuzin Hall, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.,
The Business Administration
College Council will host a
fair featuring free food and
information from all the busi-
ness organizations, profes-
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TUESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2008 I ALLIGATOR, 3
Pugh Hall opens its doors for students, faculty
garrison uiamona / Alligator
UF biology freshman Katie Burgess studies on an upper level of the Ocora Room, the dual-purpose
lounge and speaker venue in Pugh Hall on Monday. Pugh Hall will be home to UF's Bob Graham
Center for Public Service, the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program and the Department of African
and Asian Languages and Literatures.
By JENNIFER KEIL
Alligator Contributing Writer
Don't be fooled by Pugh Hall's
traditional brick exterior.
Despite its conservative look, the
newly opened building is both in-
novative and high-tech on the inside.
The building, which had been
under construction since June 2006,
was finished mid-December in time
to open for the new semester.
Teachers and staff have already
settled into their new classrooms and
offices, and classes began last week.
Located on Buckman Drive next
to Dauer Hall, it is home to the Bob
Graham Center for Public Service
- named for the former U.S. senator
from Florida and a UF alumnus and
holds classrooms, conference rooms,
office space and a 230-seat lecture
auditorium, all outfitted with state-
of-the-art multimedia equipment.
Additionally, there is a two-story
atrium designed as both a student
lounge and an event venue.
"Senator Graham wanted a space
that could be used as a forum for
public speakers and presentations as
well as a place where students could
gather," said.Walter A. Rosenbaum,
'interim director of the Graham
Tiered booths line the sides of
the Ocora for students to lounge on,
while tables and chairs on the ground
floor provide a place to sit and eat.
Biology freshman Carly Poor
discovered the new building while
looking for a class with a friend. She
decided to come back and take ad-
vantage of the facilities.
"I thought the couches here were
pretty cool," she said. "I'm just bid-
ing some time before my chemistry
On A snack bar is
Campus scheduled to open in
early February, said
Jill Rodriguez, market-
ing program manager for Gator
Dining Services. Although Pugh
Hall has been structurally finished
since December, some aspects of the
building, like the snack bar, are still
Landscaping is only partially
done, and the building still needs an
outdoor sign, said Howie Ferguson,
senior project manager.
"We were a little bit worried that
students would have class there and
not know where the building was,"
Ferguson said that the loose odds
and ends are still being worked on,
but he is satisfied overall.
Cold to last through Sunday with lows in 30s, 40s
By JESSICA PONN
Though temperatures this winter
season have been abnormally high, me-
teorologists expect cold weather for the
remainder of the week.
Until Sunday, the daily low will dip
into the low 40s and 30s, and the high will
not exceed 66 degrees, according to the
National Weather Service Web site.
After next week, however, tempera-
tures should begin to rise.
"On average, the coldest part of the
winter is right around now," said Scott
Carroll, a meteorologist at the National
Weather Service in Jacksonville.
Even though Carroll said the weather
will be warmer toward the end of January,
he added that temperatures could drop
again anytime until March, when winter
"On average, the coldest part of
the winter is right around now."
meteorologist at the National Weather
Service in Jacksonville
"There is still a possibility of more cold
snaps," Carroll said.
Thus far, winter temperatures have
been relatively high when compared with
In December, the average temperature
was 59.4 degrees.
That was four and a half degrees above
average, Carroll said.
Both January and February are expect-
ed to be warmer than average as well.
Rainfall has been slightly below aver-
age this winter.
There is an 80 percent chance it will
rain Wednesday, and a 60 percent chance
of rain on Thursday.
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Two University Avenue condo projects put on hold
* COLD WEATHER, FUNDING
PROBLEMS CAUSED DELAYS.
By DREW HARWELL
Alligator Staff Writer
Wintertime for developers of two
of University Avenue's most promis-
ing condo projects has meant more
than bigger jackets and heating bills.
Cold weather has kept the con-
struction site of Stadium Club at UF
on pause, while frozen funds have had
the same effect on University Comers.
John Thomas, a realtor for Stadium
Club, said construction on the high-
rise has been in limbo for about two
weeks because of the winter holidays.
The project has continued to stall
because workers are unable to pour
concrete for the building's fifth, floor
due to the cold weather.
So far, one-third of the building's 24
residential contracts have been sold.
Thomas was unsure when con-
struction crews would resume, al-
though the -building is still scheduled
to be finished by fall of this year.
Stadium Club's blueprints propose
the building will be eight stories tall
and feature 24 condos, a second-floor
lounge and a private parking garage.
The building's most expensive
units, two eighth-floor, 3,000-square-
foot penthouses, feature rooftop ter-M
races, three bathrooms and several
suites. Retail prices, according to the
development's Web site, are close to
As for University Corners, the mul-
timillion-dollar megacomplex slated
for University Avenue and 13th Street,
has been through years of planning,
millions of dollars in investment, tons
of controversy and no construction.
The site of the
LOCa planned eight-floor
News building sits vacant
due to complications
with the Gainesville Community
The agency had planned on giving 1
the project tax incentives that would
have added up to $98 million over a
span of about 26 years.
However, a case brought to the
Florida Supreme Court in September
questioned the rules on tax reimburse-
ments for private companies and the
city halted the project's funding.
Annie Johnson, a manager with
University Comers, said the $200-mil-
lion-plus project is still on hold and is Nico Sfker/ Alligator Staff
awaiting the state Supreme Court's
ruling in a rehearing of the case within The construction of Stadium Club at UF, an eight-story luxury condominium complex on West Univer-
a few months. sity Avenue, has been paused for several weeks due to the holidays and cold weather.
Facebook gets political
By DEBORAH SWERDLOW
One glance at Kyle Robisch's
Facebook profile will tell you the UF
freshman cheers for almost every
Detroit sports team, scored a 99 percent
for extraversion on a personality test
and supports Sen. Barack Obama, a
Democrat from Illinois, for president.
Up until a few days ago, Robisch
even featured Obama in his profile
Robisch's political involvement
on Facebook, as well as the activity of
Obama's more than 240,000 Facebook
friends and those who support other
candidates, suggests that the social net-
working site could play an influential
role in the 2008 presidential election.
Some news outlets wonder if
Facebook is the "new campaign bum-
per sticker," a staple of election involve-
ment at its most basic level.
But the ultimate question is, will
Facebook activity translate into more
votes from young people? The consen-
sus at UF seems to be a resounding no.
"I don't think most people see this
as, at least in the short run, being really
significant," said Kenneth Wald, a UF
political science professor. "The bottom
line is that young people just don't get
politically engaged in large numbers."
Wald said he sees Facebook as part
of a larger trend of political campaigns
latching onto the year's signature tech-
nology. But that's not to say it won't be
useful in the 2008 election, even if it's
unrelated to turnout, he said.
Wald said the site might help cam-
paigns recruit volunteers and raise
awareness of candidates.
"Word of mouth is still very im-
portant, and in a sense, Facebook is
really an electronic version of word of
mouth," Wald said.
Adam Lewinson, a UF freshman,
supports three presidential candidates
on his Facebook, and he said his po-
litical activity on Facebook motivated
his friends to ask him about the candi-
But Lewinson said his Facebook
participation doesn't make his friends
care about politics any more then, they
"1I don't think most people see
this as, at least in the short
run, being really significant.
The bottom line is that young
people just don't get political-
ly engaged in large numbers."
UF political science professor
"Knowing how much I follow poli-
tics and how little my friends do, I don't
see how all of a sudden Facebook's go-
ing to change that," he said.
Kimberly Martin, a UF graduate stu-
dent, will conduct research this summer
to see how Facebook influenced young
Martin said when she discussed
the issue in a class she helped teach
this summer, students said Facebook
wouldn't affect turnout. But she said
there's no way for a student or a re-
searcher to predict Facebook's impact.
"The technology is so new, and it's
changing so quickly. It's very hard for
researchers to get anything done on
this," she said. "But in my heart of
hearts, I hope that it does make a dif-
MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.
UF celebrates civil rights hero
By RACHEL ARROYO
Alligator Contributing Writer
As part of Martin Luther King Jr.'s birth-
day celebration, UF is planning several
events over the next week to commemorate
the achievements of the civil rights activist.
The King Celebration '08 Kickoff
Program, featuring Dr. DeForest Soaries,
is being held at St. Augustine Church on
Tuesday at 6:30 p.m., and will be followed
by a variety of events held Jan. 15-22.
"This is the first year the university has
come together to do a coordinated event,"
said Anthony Crenshaw, director of the
Institute of Black Culture. "We thought it
would be significant to come together to
look at Dr. King and at issues that move
The Black Graduate Student
Organization, the Center for Leadership and
Service, Accent and the Campus Ministry
Cooperative mark only a few of the campus
organizations that are involved.
On Wednesday, a Food for the Soul Lunch
Series will be held at the Institute of .Black
Culture from 11:30 p.m. to 1 p.m. and will
examine an episode of the cartoon TV series
"The Boondocks." The luncheon will be an
open forum and focus on whether people
are judged by the content of their character,
A Community Building and Activism
Workshop will also be held at the Institute
of Black Culture on Wednesday from 6:30
p.m. to 8 p.m. The interactive workshop will
feature several panelists discussing issues
of race, gender and culture, and is for any-
one interested in community building, said
Angelique Nixon, co-chair of Martin Luther
King Jr. Celebration '08.
On Thursday,-the film "After Innocence"
will be shown at the Levin College of Law at
6 p.m., followed by a discussion of the death
"Martin Luther King Jr. is a personifica-
tion for civil rights struggles," said Jonathan
Blocker, president of the Black Law Student
Association. "It is appropriate that we honor
his memory by examining contemporary
civil rights struggles."
Some students from Duval Elementary
will exhibit their artwork in the Reitz Union
Gallery from Jan. 20-25.
The Black Graduate Student Organization
is proud to be displaying the works of vari-
ous area students, Nixon said.
One of the highpoints of the
week will be the 22nd-annual Dr.
Martin Luther King Jr. Awards
Celebration, featuring a
speech by author and
k, National Public Radio
Martin Luther King Jr. event will
in the Reitz Union Grand Ballroom.
The dinner portion of the celebration will
begin at 6 p.m. Tickets cost $20 to $25 and can
be purchased at the Institute of Black Culture
until 5 p.m. on Wednesday.
Chideya's speech will begin at 6:45 p.m.
and will be free and open to the public.
A book signing will follow the speech. A
march will assemble in the Downtown
Community Plaza on Monday, Jan. 21 at 11
a.m., sponsored by the Martin Luther King
Jr. Commission of Florida, Inc.
"It is our responsibility to continue the
movement toward social responsibility
and the civil rights he championed," said
Blocker, president of Black Law Student
Dr. King's celebration will culminate in
a campus-wide candlelight vigil to be held
Tuesday, Jan. 22, at 6 p.m. in the Reitz Union
Amphitheater. Students will be reading ex-
cerpts from Dr. King's speeches. The event
was designed to get students to think about
social injustices, said Crenshaw, director of
the Institute of Black Culture.
"The goal is to embody the mission of Dr.
King," he said.
TUESDAY, JANUARY 15,2008 U ALLIGATOR, 5
Shelter added at bus stops
By DEBORAH SWERDLOW
Sometimes during Gainesville's summer
and fall, the sun becomes so unbearably hot
on Newell Drive that Sarfaraz Suleman, a UF
sophomore, has to improvise while waiting
for the bus.
Suleman said he and his friends usually
stand across the street under some trees and
then run back to the bus stop when the bus
"Gotta find shade around-here some-
where," he said as he waited for his bus
But by next month, Suleman and other UF
students can find relief under an aluminum
shelter that will cover the benches at the bus
stop near the corner of Museum Road and
Newell Drive. That stop serves Regional
Transit System routes 13, 16 and 17 and
Sunday service route 405.
Chandler Rozear, UF Physical Plant
Division project manager for the shelter's
construction, said he expects the project to be
completed in about three weeks.
Rozear said the renovation is part of an on-
going plan to add 10 new shelters to campus
He said six of the shelters have already
been constructed, but UF had to delay build-
ing the rest until more funding was secured.
The stop at Museum Road and Newell
Drive is the only shelter Rozear plans to build
this semester, but he said the others would be
completed when more money comes in.
Ryan Moseley, UF Student Body president,
said a transportation fee
committee, made up of
five UF students and four
faculty members, allocates
students' fees for the shel-
If it has the money, the
committee renovates a few
Moseley bus stops each year be-
cause students consistently
request the shelters, Moseley said.
Katie Schweiss, a UF English senior, said
she's taken the No. 13 bus route for the past
two years and always waits at the Newell
Drive bus stop.
Schweiss said every time she got caught
in the rain, she wished there was a bus stop
"It's not life-changing," she said of the
coming shelter. "But it's pretty nice."
Churches' right to care
for homeless upheld
Gainesville churches that nourish
the homeless will be able to continue
their work undeterred.
The city commission voted 6-1
Monday against part of a proposed
amendment that would have re-
quired religious assemblies in single-
family residence zones to obtain a
special-use permit and pay a $1,000
fee before being allowed to feed or
shelter homeless people.
More than a dozen citizens and
homeless advocates turned out to
speak in favor of the old system,
which allows churches to get permits
through a request made to the city
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Kevorkian policy kills
Since it was postponed last October, Dr. Jack Kevorkian's
highly anticipated visit to the UF campus tonight is
naturally expected to be controversial.
Whether you agree or disagree with Accent's choice to
bring someone commonly referred to as "Dr. Death" to the
university for $50,000, it's something every UF student has a
vested interest in and not for the reasons you might think.
The purpose behind watching how this event unfolds
will not be to simply see how the right-to-die movement and
the pro-life alliance clash over Kevorkian's appearance, but
rather to witness how the university will handle something
guaranteed to be divisive in the wake of previous blunders.
The two most notorious events put on by Accent, UF's
speaker's bureau, in recent months Sen. John Kerry's and
former U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales' visits in the
fall were prime examples of the two extreme ways the uni-
versity has handled contentious speakers in the past.
At the Kerry forum, the pressure of protecting an acting
senator proved to be intense. The Tasering of Andrew Meyer
brought to light the importance of maintaining order while
still preserving an environment where different views are
In an open letter following the controversy, UF President
Bernie Machen said the responsibility "to provide a safe en-
vironment where everyone feels free to express their views,
no matter what they are" was -a part of UF's educational
A lesson learned. Or so we thought.
Despite all the talk about a safe environment, when
Gonzales arrived on Nov. 19, it was quite a different scenario.
All eyes were on UF, and the fear of negative backlash from
even a hint of overeager security personnel became remark-
Protesters climbed onto the stage, and were later arrested
after a few seconds of being close enough to Gonzales for
something bad to have happened. The fact that they were
able to get so close to Gonzales in the first place was an obvi-
ous result of a dangerously inadequate security plan.
And so, here we are, two months later, waiting to see how
Kevorkian's speech will shake up university policy.
The O'Connell Center has remained expectedly tight-
lipped about preparations for the event, but no signs or bags
will be allowed inside.
While we understand the above measures are to protect
members of the audience and the speaker himself, there is
one Accent request that bothers us.
Rather than attend the speech and think of questions re-
lated to what Kevorkian is actually saying, attendees have
been asked to submit their questions for the speaker ahead of
time on the Accent Web site. Gonzales requested that for his
apperance, and we're hoping this does not become the status
quo, though it appears to be becoming a pattern.
Who's to say that a controversial question wouldn't be
weeded out by an Accent staffer?
The delicate balance between free speech and a com-
pletely secure event will be difficult to -achieve, but we don't
think taking away the spontaneity of audience questions can
actively preserve a lively exchange of ideas one of the es-
sential benefits of a college education and one of the reasons
we shell out thousands of dollars to bring speakers from dif-
ferent ends of the political and socials spectra.
We're just hoping Accent gets it right this time.
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H EY. DR. KEVRKIAN,
HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT THE
HEIGHTENED SECURITY AND PRECAUTIONS
FOR YOUR BIG SPEECH?
Harmless college fu
f you still have not received your copy of the latest
issue of "Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental
Research" in the mail, allow me to give you an exciting
sneak peek at what academics are doing to stem the advanc-
ing tide of beer in the United States. Get ready.
Graduate student researchers at San Diego State
University studied the "environmental factors" of alcohol
consumption by crashing 66 parties and interviewing as
many partygoers as possible in 30 minutes.
In their case, "crashing" is when you explain the study
you're doing to the host and offer him a $20 gift card for
admittance. The study is celebrated as one of just a few
that offer data gathered in the field rather than from post-
First off, as a friend astutely pointed out, someone has
to make a movie about this with Jack Black. I can already
see him jumping on the conference table in excitement,
startling the research nerds as he pitches the idea. "Sixty-
six parties would be so much ... DATA!" Then hijinks
would ensue, as the back case of just about every Jack
Black movie ensures.
No hijinks ensued in the real study, though, just some
good, old-fashioned science. Mostly the study provided
statistics to back up facts everyone already knows. The
Atlanta Journal-Constitution's article about the study was
entitled, "College Drinking Games Lead to Higher Blood
Alcohol Levels." Not exactly groundbreaking.
I was interested in one finding though.- Statistically,
men get slightly more drunk than women with one excep-
tion at costume parties with sexual themes the roles are
reversed. Translated, if the girls are in lingerie, there are
fewer guys passed out on couches and more girls stum-
bling into bushes. The researchers offered no speculation
as to why that may be the case.
HERE'S A SNEAK PEEK AT TOMORROW'S
FRONT PAGE. ENJOY THIS BRIEF GLIMPSE
AT THE FUTURE.
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n will cost you later
But of course we all know what
causes the difference. College girls
experience two opposing desires.
One is to be dignified. This desire
hates the idea of being objectified
Gerald Liles by a sleazy guy.
The other desire is to not come
firstname.lastname@example.org off as a self-righteous prude. This
desire really wants the sensations
that come with objectification, and
above all, it does not want to be alone. This side would
rather get the attention that comes from being used by a
guy (or guys) than be classy and watch a romantic comedy
solo. So the conscience gets drowned in some alcohol, and
everyone has fun.
I have come to terms with the fact that I am in many
ways a crotchety old man trapped in a 21-year-old body.
The guys use the girls and the girls use the guys it's
just everyone having some fun in college.
Maybe right now the only cost of that fun you can see is
the occasional mystery bruise or embarrassing episode. But
in a few short years the price will be felt more fully and
painfully in marriages that seem strangely off, alcoholism,
or in a sense of shame that next to nothing stuck that was
briefly learned in college.
Yeah, I'm a walking, talking, writing buzz kill, but I'll
try to end on a high note. There is pleasure in life that is
far better than anything that intoxication or even sex
- has to offer. It's better not for its momentary sensation,
but because it actually lasts. Where does it come from?
Well, you're expecting a lot from just a columnist. This is
college go do some research.
Gerald Liles is a history and religion senior. His column
appears on Tuesdays.
The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator.
Today's question: Should Monday's question: Do you plan
questions for Accent speakers be on voting early?
submitted before the events?
Vote or post a message at www.alligator.org
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Letters to the Editor
Underage drinking not a part of college experience
In response to Kevin Micocci's Monday column, it's satisfy-
ing to know that someone is willing to speak out for the girls
that are being unjustly arrested for drinking underage. Sadly,
the police department here in Gainesville is running amok, dis-
bursing officers all over the town to reprimand these innocent
and undeserving girls.
What do these "law enforcers" hope to achieve with these
"pointless arrests" inside bars? A decrease in drunken driving?
Less alcohol-related sexual abuse? It all sounds good on paper,
but at what cost?
Upholding a federal law, they say. It's nonsensical excuses
like these that ruin the college experience, which is evidently
synonymous with underage drinking. Our society is in a very
sad state of affairs when a fraternity can't even serve alcohol to
underage students without having the police stop them.
Micocci was right about Gainesville: Underage drinking
isn't the real alcohol problem. It's that people like him seem to
view it as the only means of enjoyment here.
Kevorkian's message opposite of university mission
I was appalled when I woke up on Monday and read the
letters by Ondi Crino and Martha Duffy.
The problem that so many people have with Kevorkian
coming to UF is not to destroy free speech, but rather to hold
the university accountable for consistency.
According to the Discovery Institute, a science think tank,
about 70 percent of the people that Kevorkian killed were
TUESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2008 E ALLIGATOR, 7
not terminally or chronically ill. They suffered only from
Our administration pours so much money into suicide
prevention and mental health at this institution that it is
sickening that they would bring in a man that promotes the
very thing that it works against suicide.
It is, in essence, saying to the public that some people are
more worth saving than others. Let's face it the people that
Kevorkian killed were dealing with a lot of pain. Everyone
that is faced, with a difficult illness, physical or mental, is
dealing with pain.
Why else would anyone want to kill themselves? Why is
one group more worth our efforts than the other? Why can't
we help. them both?
Hero or killer, Kevorkian visit brings up important issue
On Monday morning, June 4, 1990, Dr.
Jack Kevorkian waited alone in his
rusted Volkswagen van, parked at a
remote campsite an hour outside Detroit. In
the back, he'd rigged a makeshift bed next to a
contraption that looked like a junior high shop
project gone bad three bottles dangling from
hooks screwed into a piece of wood. Around
10 a.m., Kevorkian's two sisters arrived at the
campsite with a 54-year-old woman from
Portland, Ore., named Janet Adkins. Adkins,
in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease, had
flown to Detroit the day before for her "ap-
The morning did not go smoothly.
Kevorkian knocked over a vial of thiopental,
the drug he used to cause unconscious-
ness, necessitating another two-hour trip to
Detroit for more drugs. Near noon, when he
finally got Janet Adkins on the bed in his van,
Kevorkian's first four attempts to find a vein
in her arm failed. Eventually the IV needle
found its mark. Adkins pushed a button three
times to send the thiopental into her body.
After about a minute, the device switched
automatically to potassium chloride, stopping
Eight years and 130 alleged assisted sui-
cides later, Kevorkian was charged with sec-
ond-degree murder and ended up spending
eight years in prison. The state paroled him
last spring, and he left prison pledging "not to
assist anyone else."
Now Kevorkian is heading to UF to speak
on Jan. 15. College students today were tod-
dlers when Kevorkian and Ms. Adkins met in
1990. What should we tell them about this visit
from Dr. Death? First, understand that ques-
tions about how we die are relatively new. For
most of recorded time, illnesses came, nature
took its course and doctors had no real tools
to stop that progression. People had no fear
of being hooked to machines that prolonged
their dying because such machines didn't ex-
ist. This is no longer the case. The advance of
medical technology over the last 30 years has
left the idea of nature taking its course by the
roadside. Most deaths today happen in institu-
Bill Colby tions, and many are the
Speaking Out result of some decision
off. And while such decisions often involve
complex medical information, the bottom line
turns on fundamental, human questions. Why
do we live our lives? When can medicine serve
those ends? When does it not?
Questions about how we die will occupy
the lives of today's students in ways no other
generation has faced. The U.S. Census Bureau
estimates that by 2030, 44 of the 50 states
will have the elderly demographic that only
Florida has now. That's 80 million people over
the age 65. And those 80 million will be choos-
ing from a smorgasbord of medical and tech-
nological interventions in 2030 that we cannot
imagine today. Hard questions are coming like
a great wave.
There is some good news the solution,
in large part, is relatively simple. This answer
will sound simplistic, but I'm convinced it's
exactly right: we must talk with one another
much more, both in medicine and in our com-
munities, about how we die. Which brings me
back to Kevorkian.
Kevorkian was a lightning rod in
America in the 1990s. The American Medical
Association called him a killer. Others called
him a hero. Hero or killer, he made us talk.
And talk is good.
So here's some homework for students. Go
hear Kevorkian. Talk in class about what you
heard. Talk about Terri Schiavo. Talk about
your own family stories. Next time you go
home, continue the discussion with your
parents. Don't look for "right" answers be-
cause they aren't there. Understand, though,
that every student in America today will face
questions many times in their lives about how
we die. If listening to Kevorkian now can help
jump-start some thinking and talking, then
that's an hour worth spending.
Bill Colby is the lawyer who represented the
family of Nancy Cruzan before the U.S. Supreme
Court in a landmark case for the right-to-die
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8, ALLIGATOR U TUESDAY, JANUARY 15,2008
Gainesville woman's miracle-baby story
Her description of pregnancy earned $500
By KATIE GALLAGHER
This time last year, Gena Pass
was living out of a hospital room at
Shands at UF, praying that her preg-
nancy would end in a healthy birth.
Now, she and her husband,
Anthony Pass, are the parents of
nearly one-year-old AJ, a smiling,
blue-eyed boy who might be walk-
ing any day now.
"We were at an all-time low, and
we are just at an all-time high now,"
Pass's description of her preg-
nancy, which included a $10,000 in
vitro fertilization process, earned her
third place in an essay contest spon-
sored by Ferring Pharmaceuticals,
an infertility drug company.
She and her family accepted
a $500 check Monday at -a small
ceremony at Women's Health at
Magnolia Parke, a Gainesville clinic
where she first went through the in
vitro. Her doctor, UF physician Stan
Williams, and nurse, Jean Melby,
were present for photos and con-
The $500 will go to AJ's college
fund, Gena Pass said.
The couple, who met at college
in Indiana, tried to get pregnant
for five years before they moved to
Gainesville for Anthony Pass's job
as the associate director of sports
health for the UF football team.
Being so close to medical resourc-
es like Shands, the Passes decided to
try in vitro fertilization.
"We wanted to have a baby,"
Gena Pass said. "We didn't care how
The. couple got pregnant on
their first try-a 45 percent chance
in women less than 35 years old,
After Melby called her with the
good news, Gena Pass called her
back to make sure it actually hap-
"Maybe I dreamed it," she said.
Marianne Lijewski / Alligator
Anthony Pass, associate director of sports health for the UF football team, poses with his wife Gena Pass
and their 11-month-old son, A. J., at Women's Health at Magnolia Parke Monday afternoon.
"I was that shocked."
Her dream was interrupted 16
weeks into the pregnancy, when she
started bleeding heavily.
She feared she might be losing
Her doctor referred her to
Shands, where she was diagnosed
with Vasa Previa, a complication
that occurs in one out of 3,000 preg-
nancies. The bleeding was caused by
pressure on a major artery that could
kill the baby if it were to burst.
After a particularly bad bleeding
episode, Pass was put on bed rest for
the remainder of her pregnancy.
She spent five months in bed,
and was allowed up twice a week to
go to the doctor and to go out for a
doctor-approved "date night" with
"All I wanted was the success of
this pregnancy," she said. "I worked
so hard to get it."
She did crossword puzzles, read
books and received visits from
"I watched every reality show
that was going on at the time," she
Anthony Pass continued to travel
with the Gators, but his parents
came to live in the Pass' three-bed-
room house for four months to take
care of her.
Being away from his wife was
stressful, Anthony Pass said, "but
we had the goal, and it was him."
Gena Pass still worried for her
Even at her baby shower, she
"I wouldn't open a thing," she
said. "I kept every receipt."
On Jan. 1, 2007, as her due date
approached, she moved into Shands
to be near the operating room-just
as her husband left for Arizona and
the Gators' national championship
She decorated her hospital
room in orange and blue and cel-
ebrated the win against Ohio State
v ins prize
University with her mother-in-law
and a party at the nurses' station.
"I had the best time there," she
said. "People laugh at me."
Pass was also glad to be close to
her doctors. If the blood vessel were
to burst, the baby could be killed
within three minutes.
"It gave me peace of mind," she
After the Gators' win, Anthony
Pass was invited to the Super Bowl.
Though Pass was supposed to go
into labor any day, she told him to
He stayed only one day and
returned Feb. 5. She started hav-
ing contractions that
News Anthony Nicholas
born Feb. 6.
But the baby was immediately
whisked into intensive care because
his lungs were underdeveloped.
Pass didn't lose hope.
"In my heart, I just knew there
was nothing that could go wrong,
because we had been through so
much already," she said.
She left the hospital on Feb. 8,
and her baby, finally healthy, left
"It was hard to leave," she said.
"I was so emotionally attached to
this place, and not only that, but my
son wasn't allowed to come with
AJ's lungs are fine now. He can
say "dada" but not "mama"-to
Gena Pass's dismay-and he loves
to take baths.
Doctors never found out why
Gena Pass was unable to get preg-
nant, which Williams said happens
in only 5 percent of women..
This June, the couple plans to go
through in vitro again to try for a
"It's going to be harder the sec-
ond time," Gena Pass said.
But she knows what she's get-
UF athletes may overtrain
By ILEANA MORALES
John Brantley opts for the fastest way
to get to practice every day on scooter
- to spend some extra miniftes sleeping. He
needs it because being on the UF football
team is nearly a full-time job.
At the annual convention of the NCAA
Saturday, football players said they usu-
ally spent more than 40 hours training each
week, stated a report Monday from The
Chronicle of Higher Education.
Brantley, a UF freshman, said he trains
with the team every day for four to five
hours, and he doesn't do any extra indi-
vidual workouts. That's about 35 hours of
"Trust me, it's enough," he said.
But according to NCAA rules, it's too
Jill Varnes, UF NCAA faculty representa-
tive, said a 40-hour week for UF student-
athletes isn't technically allowed. Under
NCAA rules, student-athletes should only
train up to 20 hours a week.
However, Varnes said she hasn't heard
of any UF athletes complaining about their
training or pressure to do extra workouts
Since extra training enhances a student's
participation, voluntary workouts are en-
couraged, she said.
"If you decide to run every morning
at five you made that decision -- it's not
planned or programmed," she said.
Varnes said overtraining is not a worry
because student-athletes know their limits
better than any other stu-
dents breaking a sweat.
with their body is differ-
ent," she said.
welcome extra training.
Jason Turner, a UF
Brantley business senior, spent
Brantley each weekday afternoon
of his sophomore year training for the UF
Turner said he went to class in the
mornings and usually slipped in an hour
of weight training to improve his rowing
He left the team after injuring his elbow
but said the student-athlete life wasn't un-
"You committed to it so once you com-
mit, I say that's what you signed up for,"
Towing rights get nod
* CITY COMMISSION WILL
CAST FINAL VOTE ON JAN. 28.
By WILL PAFFORD
Alligator Contributing Writer
Gainesville may soon require tow-
ing companies to post in their offices
a complete list of the rights of those
The Gainesville City Commission
voted unanimously Monday in favor
of the "Trespass Tow Bill of Rights,"
which they asked to have drafted last
Included in the draft is the right for
victims to have their vehicles within
one hour of paying fees, the right
to inspect their vehicles before pay-
ing and the right to retrieve personal
property from their vehicles without
penalty within the first 24 hours after
The commission will vote on the
issue a final time Jan. 28. If it passes,
the ordinance will be effective imme-
SThe tow company would be liable
for any damages to the vehicle if entry
was not conducted with "standard
reasonable care," according to the bill
Towing companies would also be
required to take a photo of the violation
before the vehicle is towed, and provide
that photo to the owner without charge
on the next busi-
Gainesville City ness day during
Commission normal business
Normal business hours are defined
as Monday through Saturday, between
8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
A detailed receipt including the legal
name of the towing company or name
of the person towing the vehicle would
also be given to those whose cars were
towed, whether it is requested or not.
No fees would be charged for us-
ing credit cards, but debit cards could
include extra charges. The posters
would be produced and posted by the
Gainesville Police Department.
TUESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2008 N ALLIGATOR, 9
UF to host discussion on use of chemical as pesticide
* STATE DEPT. OF AGRICULTURE
WILL HOLD REVIEW IN REITZ UNION.
By DREW HARWELL
Alligator Staff Writer
A highly toxic chemical that has faced
strong opposition from farmers and chemists
nationwide after it was approved as a pesti-
cide is being reviewed today by the Florida
Department of Agriculture in the Reitz Union.
Methyl iodide, a soil fumigant that can
emit an odorless gas to fight off weeds and
fungi from crops like strawberries, tomatoes
and peppers, is extremely poisonous and can
kill a person within seconds of inhalation,
said Donald Dickson, a UF professor in the
Entomology and Nematology Department.
The fumigant, however, was approved by
the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in
October for a restricted one-year period after
the agency said its tests had found risks associ-
ated with the compound to be minimal.
The compound's approval from the Florida
Department of Agriculture, which will review
the issue today at 9 a.m., is needed before it
can be used on the state's farmlands.
The fumigant, though fairly new in the
agriculture community, has already raised a
furor over possible dangers associated with
its field use.
More than 50 professors and chemists, in-
cluding five chemistry Nobel Laureates, sent a
joint letter to the EPA in September urging the
agency to rethink its approval.
"As chemists and physicians familiar with
the effects of this chemical," the letter stated,
"we are concerned that pregnant women and
the fetus, children, the elderly, farm workers,
and other people living near
Public application sites would be at
Health serious risk if methyl iodide is
The EPA responded with its own letter
vouching for the agency's rigorous tests.
However, the chemists who wrote the letter, as
well as the nonprofit Florida Certified Organic
Growers & Consumers, have questioned the
EPA's initial tests, suggesting weak trials or
conflicts of interest as the only reasons the
fumigant was approved.
Part of the danger with methyl iodide,
Dickson said, is that half of the fumigant is
composed of a toxic liquid called chloropicrin
that serves as a warning agent to keep people
and animals away.
In combination with other ingredients,
the liquid has been used in the past as a war-
time chemical weapon, a tear gas mixture for
riot police and a fumigant to rid bugs from
Though the fumigant has yet to be used
in'an agricultural setting, the chemists who
wrote the letter said methyl iodide is a cancer
hazard and can cause permanent neurological
damage as well as fetal problems in exposed
people and animals.
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the process of drawing and donating blood Monday afternoon at SFCC's Northwest Campus. "I did it
so 1 could feel like I did something today," Page said after the 10-minute donation process. The Blood-
mobile will be available at SFCC's Northwest Campus for donations until Friday.
Sororities rushing, albeit quietly
By ELIZABETH LEVA
Alligator Contributing Writer
As Fraternity Row is abuzz this week with banners
advertising pizza and chicken wings to lure prospective
members into fraternity's homes, Sorority Row looks like
business as usual.
But don't let the absence of white tents and decorated
hats fool you. Sorority spring recruitment is as alive and
active as ever.
Jessica Layne, a UF public relations junior and presi-
dent of UF's Panhellenic Council, which oversees UF's
social sororities, said several chapters would participate
in an informational forum for potential new recruits at 8
p.m. Thursday in the Graham Gallery.
Another forum will take place at 6 p.m Jan. 22. in
The council refuses to release names of individual
houses participating until the first forum, Layne said.
"A different number of houses participate each year
for their own unique reasons," she said. Not all sororities
are looking for new members.
The involved chapters set up "mini houses" in the
Reitz Union where students interested in joining sorori-
ties can meet the different chapters' members in an infor-
mal environment, Layne said.
The council doesn't charge a spring application fee
like in fall. This accounts for a much lower budget, which
means less publicity, she said.
"A different number of houses participate
each year for their own unique reasons."
president of UF's Panhellenic Council
"Because we are not as actively pursuing women as
we do in fall, the participants tend to be much more eager
and interested, which makes for a really successful re-
cruitment," she said. About 100 UF students participated
in spring recruitment in 2007.
"The important thing is that these women find a sister-
hood where they belong, no matter what time of year it
is," Layne said.
UF given nearly
$200K grant to
study marine DNA
By KATIE SANDERS
The Florida Museum of Natural History's task of identifying
DNA of 25,000 marine specimens is getting easier thanks to a
$186,000 private grant.
UF received the grant far from shrimp-sized in December
from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, a nonprofit organization
that supports research in science, technology and economics.
It funds the museum's ongoing efforts to gather the genetic
sequences, or "barcodes," of about 5,000 marine invertebrates
in its collection, such as crabs, corals, jellyfish, snails and
Gustav Paulay, curator of the UF department that studies
mollusks, said the extra funding will help researchers iden-
tify species that have not been properly classified and compile
DNA samples for future reference.
"The purpose of this is to build a library in which you can
match things," Paulay said.
The grant is part of an international DNA-barcoding proj-
ect, worth close to $1 million. The project links the Florida
Museum's collection with the collections of
the natural history museums in Paris and
Paulay said each museum works indepen-
dently, but all the findings will be available
on a public online database.
About 85,000 different, specimens from
20,300 species will be photographed and pre-
Paulay pared for DNA barcoding among the three
museums, stated a news release from the Florida Museum.
The museum was offered the grant by the Consortium for
the Barcode of Life, an international project devoted to DNA
barcoding, because it has the largest collection of invertebrates
in the nation, Paulay said.
He said the two-year project, called the Marine Barcode of
Life, will be completed by December 2009, but the database will
be updated regularly as research progresses.
Machel Malay, a UF Ph.D. candidate working for Paulay,
said the Web site would include a world map to show viewers
locations of species with similar genes that are oceans apart.
"It's getting easier all the time," Malay said.
John Slapcinsky, the museum's mollusk collection manager,
said DNA barcoding is important because species sometimes
look similar until researchers compare their gene sequences.
"By looking at the DNA, you can see differences that you
can't see by eye," Slapcinsky said.
An online database will benefit students and scientists for
years to come, he said.
"It's almost hard to guess how it could be used in the fu-
ture," Slapcinsky said. "It makes the study of animals much
10, ALLIGATOR U TUESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2008
Editor's Note: This is a part of our new online
project called Gainesville Explorer, which will
showcase interesting places in and around
.Gainesville. Visit www.alligator.org for more.
There is a place just south of Gainesville where
the land is undisturbed and the tranquility of Old
Florida is still a way of life.
Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park is a 22,000-acre
Wildlife preserve located 10 miles down State Road
Most people only know Paynes Prairie as a
boardwalk on the side of the road, but it is much
more than that.
As you take a hike through one of the park's eight
trails you might see bison, wild horses, bald eagles,
alligators or more than 270 species of
PHOTOS AND TEXT BY JEREMIAH STANLEY
The sun sets across Lake
Wauburg (above) at the end
of another day inside Paynes
Prairie Preserve State Park
on Saturday. A bald eagle
(right) perches on top of a tree
just off the park's Cone's Dike
Trail on Saturday. Wild horses
(below) feed during the mid-
afternoon off of Wacahoota
Trail on Thursday in Paynes
Onlookers watch as a turtle (above) makes its
way across Jackson's Gap Trail on Thursday in
Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park. A palm tree
(below) overlooks the 16,000-acre freshwater
marsh that makes up the majority of Paynes
Prairie off Cone's Dike Trail on Thursday. The
park also includes surrounding uplands for a
total of 22,000 acres.
TUESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2008 E ALLIGATOR, 11
Students drawn to new languages
Percentage Growth of
Foreign Language Enrollment
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Source: Ofrfice of Instiftuional
Planning and Research
Mikala Kuchera / Alligator Staff
By LINDSEY ROBINSON
While enrollment figures in some lan-
guage courses at UF have dwindled, others
have increased by over 200 percent in the
past eight years.
Chinese and Arabic language courses
at UF have had the highest percent growth
since 2000, according to UF statistics.
Enrollment for Chinese climbed to 463
students this year. Arabic topped the list
for highest percentage growth with 343
students, compared to 55 students in the
Arabic lecturer Soraya Bouguettaya said
the increase in Arabic enrollment is prob-
ably the result of increased media attention
and awareness of the Middle East in the
years following Sept. 11.
Some of Bouguettaya's students are
political science majors who aspire to work
in the Middle East and want to learn more
about Arabic culture, she added.
UF Chinese professor Cynthia Hsien
Shen said many of her students find them-
selves drawn to Chinese language courses
because of the job opportunities that China
"A lot of people see a career in China,"
Shen said. "They see the chance to make
money in China."
UF junior Davis Blank, one of Shen's
students, chose Chinese as his foreign
language after passing
U F up Spanish, German
Academics and French. To Blank,
the European countries
seemed economically stagnant, he said.
Some of the European languages have
higher enrollment numbers than Chinese
or Arabic but have experienced less growth
in previous years. For example, Spanish
class enrollment experienced a 10 percent
decrease since 2000.
Blank, a physics major with a head for
business, was looking for a language with
more potential. As Blank began learn-
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UF business freshman Megan Meckstroth and civil engineering sophomore Andrew Cole pick up
tickets to Dr. Jack Kevorkian's speech at the University Box Office on Monday afternoon. Kevorkian will
speak at the O'Connell Center tonight.
ing Chinese, he became engrossed in the
language's complex characters, he said. Last
summer, he practiced his Chinese when he
studied abroad in Beijing.
When Blank saw the vertigo-inducing
skyscrapers and breakneck pace of life in
the country's capital, his intuition about
China's potential as a world power was
"It's like New York on steroids," Blank
But for other students, it's not all busi-
Some of professor Shen's students are
Chinese but have lived in the U.S. for most
of their lives. For them, Chinese courses
give them a chance to better understand
their own culture, Shen said.
Lynne Guey, 18, is one of those students.
Chinese classes give the freshman a chance
to learn more about her Taiwanese heritage.
"It'd be nice to connect with my family
more, to not have that language barrier,"
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University Relations Office
for faculty, staff and students
of the University of Florida
www January 15,edu2008
January 15, 2008
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ty for new begin-
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As I reflect,
on 2007, I think
about the many
Florida stories which appeared in "In-
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cate everything that is happening, but
"Inside UF" attempts to communicate
as much as possible either online or
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We rely on you to let us know
what's going on in your respective area,
in order to best communicate campus
news. So I thought it would be a good
way to begin the year by offering some
details about "Inside UF," including
how to submit information for publi-
The online version of "Inside UF" is
found on the UF homepage, www.ufl.
edu. Two top stories appear daily on
the UF homepage. The entire newslet-
ter may be viewed by clicking on the
"Inside UF" in blue text, or by going
directly to http://insideuf.ufl.edul.
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information than the biweekly print
edition, and offers a print archive.
To submit editorial information,
such as news releases, click on the
"submit items" button at the bottom
of the "Inside UF" page..
If you wish to publicize an upcom-
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cessed through the UF home page, not
"Inside UE" Click on the blue "calen-
dar" button on the UF homepage and
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Grooveshark brings legal music sharing to Gators -
and the entire world
Driving down University
Avenue on his way to donate
plasma two years ago, Sam
Tarantino, a down-on-his-luck
economics major, was struck
with a revolutionary idea that
would make him turn his car
around and never have to sell
his blood again.
"I looked over to my left
and saw a sign in a store win-
dow that said buy/sell/trade
CD.s, and I thought 'Why
doesn't that work on the digital
level?' Everyone's computer is a
warehouse," Tarantino said.
While sharing music
online is not new, Tarantino's
program would have a much
different goal: reward people
for sharing their digital music
by paying everyone in the
value chain from users to
copyright holders. .
That spark led him to the
University of Florida Center
for Entrepreneurship and Innovation and
the Office of Technology Licensing looking
for business partners and advice. With the
help of his business associate Josh Green-
berg, the digital music sharing community
Grooveshark was born.
"When you look at things through an
economic lens and at the same time an art-
ist's lens, you realize things are messed up,"
Tarantino said of the music industry. "We
are essentially trying to finish what Napster
started, and bring all music in the world to
And like Napster, the music found on
Grooveshark is high-quality and virus-free
-because it works through a central server
to monitor traffic. To avoid prosecution,
illegal file-sharing programs do not use
central servers. And by compensating labels
Listings in this section are a sampling
of events at the University of Florida,
compiled from entries listed in the full
calendar that appears on the Web at
calendar. ufl.edu. lb submit an event
online, visit http:/calendar.ufl.edu/
Sam Tarantino (right) and business associate Josh Greenberg are students and entrepreneurs.
and artists for their songs, Grooveshark is
bringing music downloading out of murky
waters and into the future.
"The major labels were stifling any solu-
tion that could come into play," Tarantino
said. "They had to cut a head off of a
hydra, but the hydra is still there. We have
developed a better system for everyone."
, For every song sold through Groove--
shark, the company first pays the artist or
record label. All of the profits from shared
songs are then split evenly between the
user and the company. Users are also free
to market their own songs through the
program and generate revenue through
Since the initial launch last Septem-
ber, the network has had 11,000 account
requests and about 7,300 registered users.
UF Student Government presents "Museum
Nights." Harn Museum of Art, 5-9 p.m.
Spring fee payments deadline, 3:30 p.m., Of-
fice of the University Registrar.
Harn Museum presents "Family Day." 1-4 p.m.
Harn Museum of Art presents "Exhibition
Spotlight Tour: Vision/Revision: Contemporary
Art from the Harn Collection," 2 p.m.
"We've had a slow and steady growth,"
Tarantino said. "It's exciting to think about
the possibilities, especially within the next
Grooveshark's future looks bright ac-
cording to David Day, who has been UF's
technology licensing director for the past
"It (Grooveshark) is a promising start-
up. They are some of the most dedicated
entrepreneurs I have ever seen," Day said.
To learn more about becoming a
Grooveshark member, visit www.groove-
By Panagiota Papakos
Martin Luther King Jr. Day. No classes.
Aquila Theatre Company presents "Julius
Caesar." Phillips Center, 7:30 p.m. Reserved
Center for European Studies presents "War
Psychosis: The Spanish Civil War, German
Public Sentiment, and the Specter of Bomb-
ing" with guest speaker Will Greer. Dauer Hall,
Room 215,11:45 a.m.-12:35p.m. Brown Bag
Series lecture: chips and soda provided. Free
and open to the public.
TUESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2008 U ALLIGATOR, ADVERTISEMENT, 13
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New online campus map displays sustainability features
The University of Florida campus mnap,
http://campusmap.ufl.edu, has recently
added a new set of tools highlighting
locations around campus that incorporate
These new tools, found under the
"Map Features" dialog, offer locations and
information on a number of sustainable
campus features, such as flex car parking,
sustainable dining, LEED-certified build-
ings, urban parks and gardens, conservation
areas, lakes and ponds, recycling areas and
the tree walk.
The new features highlight some of the
sustainable features of the campus that may
not be obvious to a casual observer.
When a user chooses a feature to view,
the regular Google-map's interface is over-
laid with icons displaying the locations of
each site's feature. For example, if the user
were to choose recycling areas, the icons
would show up everywhere a recycling
receptacle or facility is located on campus.
LEED-certified buildings are
one of the categories that can
be chosen. These are buildings
which have been built to meet
or exceed a set of standards for
sustainable construction. On the
campus map, a building icon can
be selected for more information.
If the user selects the tree
walk, a similar overlay appears
on the map, although this one
features a walking path through
campus, as well as icons to
denote each tree along the path.
The walk was developed in 1989
by researchers from the School
of Forest Resources and Conservation and
features more than 30 different species of
trees along its length.
The campus map is developed and
hosted by Facilities, Planning and Con-
struction, part of the Division of Busi-
ness Affairs. Aside from its sustainability
CLAS professor becomes Assistant professor receives
Peter Rudnytsky, professor of Eng-
lish, will be inducted as a new honorary
member of the American Psychoanalytic
Association at the organization's annual
meeting later this month in New York.
Rudnytsky is recognized by the associa-
tion for his commitment to the advance-
ment of psychoanalysis. In a press release,
the association said, "The renown of his
scholarship is best reflected in his being
named editor-in-chief of the esteemed
journal "American Imago." Founded in
1939 by Sigmund Freud and Hans Sachs,
"American Imago" has had only four previ-
ous editors in its legacy.
Faculty named HHMI
Mikl6s B6na, associate professor of
mathematics, and Robin West, professor
of psychology, have been named Howard
Hughes Medical Institute Distinguished
Mentors in honor of their excellence
in guiding undergraduate life science
B6na and West are the first such
awardees from the mathematics and
psychology departments. They have each
been awarded $10,000 to serve a two-
Career Resource Center presents "Mock
Career Fair." CRC Library, 4-7 p.m. Free, and
for UF students only.
Medieval and Early Modern Studies and the
Center for Eurpopean Studies presents "Medi-
eval Game Day." Plaza of the Americas, 11:45
a.m.-1 p.m. Free and open to the public.
Career Resource Center presents "Employer
Resume Critiques." CRC Library, 4-7 p.m. Free,
and for UF students only.
So Hirata, an as-
sistant professor in the
department of chemis-
try and member of the
Quantum Theory Proj-
ect, has been awarded
the HP Outstanding
Junior Faculty Award
by Hewlett-Packard and
the American Chemi- Hirata
cal Society's Division
-of Computers in Chemistry. He will be
honored at the society's national meeting in
New Orleans in the spring, where he will
present a poster.
Hirata's research focuses on the de-
velopment of new many-body theories
describing concerted motions of electrons
in atoms and molecules in the gas and con-
densed phases and in crystal-line solids.
Wright named dean of
College of Journalism and
a John Wright II was named dean of the
College of Journalism and Communica-
tions in December, after serving as interim
dean since July 2006.
UFPA presents "Annie." Phillips Center, 7:30
p.m. Reserved seating $35-$50.
UFPA presents "Hard Hat to Housewarming:
A Celebratory Gala." Phillips Center, 6:30 p.m.
Contact Phillips Center for information.
Harn Museum of Art presents "Gallery Talk,
Vision/Revision" Hamrn Museum, 3 p.m. Free
and open to the public.
ent walks past a Healthy Gator route marker.
features, the map has a number of other
features, including bus routes, cultural
areas around campus, workout facilities,
and Healthy Gators walking routes. The
Healthy Gators walking routes are available
By Erik Lewis
Wright has been
a member of the
Journalism and Com-
since 1982, previously
serving as the college's
dean and associate
dean for graduate
studies. He has been
recognized by the
college three times as
Teacher of the Year.
Fla. Museum to barcode
The Florida Museum of Natural History
recently received $186,000 from the Alfred
P. Sloan Foundation to identify and prepare
25,000 marine specimens as part of a new
international DNA barcoding project. The
barcoding, or genetic sequencing, of some
5,000 species in the museum's collections is
expected to eventually yield public, online
databases for species identification that also
will create evolutionary tree diagrams with
the click of a button.
The Florida Museum's role is part of a
larger $997,000 project linking its collec-
tions with those at the Paris Museum and
Australia's Queensland Museum. Together,
these institutions will photograph and
prepare 85,000 specimens from 20,300
"Dame Kiri Te
Center, 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 28 Dame Kiri Te
Career Resource Kanawa
Center presents "Showcase Essentials -
Preparation for Career Showcase." CRC
Classroom, 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. Free, and for UF
Martin Luther King Jr.
A number of daily events will take
place Jan. 15-22 for the MLK 2008
Celebration at the University of Florida.
Among the many happenings organized
by the Dean of Students Office will
be the 22nd Annual Martin Luther
--King-Jr. Awards Celebration, featuring
a dinner at the Reitz Union Ballroom
and a speech by National Public Radio
correspondent Farai Chideya. For more
details of this event or the other daily
events, visit wwwdso.ufl.edu/MLK.
Euthanasia supporter to
speak at UF today
Dr. Jack Kevorkian, an advocate for
the legalization of assisted suicide, will
speak at the O'Connell Center at 8 p.m.
today. This event is sponsored by AC-
CENT. Tickets required.
Career Resource Center
'Ihe Career Resource Center will host,
a day of professional seminars designed
to help students during the job applica-
tion and interview process.
From 1-5:30 p.m. on Jan. 17, the
CRC will offer four separate seminars:
The Power of First Impressions, Looking
in All the Right Places, Interviewing
Do's and Don'ts, and Writing a Win-
ning Resume. Students are encouraged
to take advantage of these workshops
and learn the ways to break into the job
market upon graduation.
Street renaming honors
A section of Northwest 17th Street
between West University Avenue and
Eighth Avenue was renamed Lt. Corey
Dahlem Drive on Dec. 7. The renaming
was in honor of Dahlem, a 22-year-
veteran Gainesville Police officer who
was killed by a drunken driver the night"
of the second men's basketball national
championship in April.
The Spring Fee Payment deadline
for students is Jan. 18 at 3:30 p.m. If
students neglect to pay their fees by this
time, their account will be charged a
$100 late fee. Students should call
(352) 392-1374 for more information.
Send submissions for publication
consideration at least two weeks in
advance to email@example.com.'
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Walk/Bike to UF/Shands/Shopping
Nice Pools/Courtyards 372-7555 4-23-08-
Deluxe, Large 3, 4, 5, 6, 7BR apt/house, 60
second walk to UF. Remodeled, Old House
charm. Central AC, washer/dryer included.
Wood floors. With Parking. By Private Owner.
538-2181 Iv message 4-23-08-72-2
Stop looking and live here
Great 2BR under $8001 w/washer&dryer
Move intoday or November! Your choice
Includes alarm, patio, disposal, D/W
Deluxe, large one or two bedroom, 60 second
walk to UF. Wood firs, washer dryer included,
fireplace, patio deck. Can furnish. Short term
available. Private Owner. $595-up. 352-538-
2181. Lv msg 4-23-08-72-2
*GET TO CLASS ON TIME*
Close to UF!II
Luxury 1/1, 2/2 flats & 3/3 TH
FREE cable HBO/Show & Tanning
Gated Alarms Pet Friendly
Oxford Manor, 377-2777
** ELLIE'S HOUSES **
Quality single family homes. Walk or bike to
UF. www.ellieshouses.com 352-215-4991 or
APTS ACROSS FROM UF
Available FALL 2008
Rooms, Studios and 1/is
From only $466 per month!
*NO MOVE IN FEES*
Luxury 212 & 3/3 TH
1 Month Free Rent
Free cable w/HBO & Show & Tanning
Gated*Game Rm*Pet Friendly
Move in today! 367-9910
Location is EVERYTHING!
HUGE 1,2, & 3 BRSI
Pet Friendly*FREE Parking @ UF
Great Rates! Call Now 373-1111
**3BRS & Roommate Match**
1.9 mi to UF~W/D*Garages
Free Cable w/HBO & Showtime
Free Tanning-Comp. Lab
Pets welcome-Private dog park
Luxury Living 377-2801
BIVENS COVE Leasing for Fall & NOWI
1 BR-$729, 2BR-$443/person,
FREE TANNING! TWO POOLS!
W/D in select units. 376-2507
SIZE DOES MATTER
Giant -Luxury 1,2&3 Beds
Cable PC Lab Tanning Pool
Full W/D! We love pets!
Avail. Now or Jan. 372-8100
The Boardwalk-Leasing for Fall & Nowl
1 BR-$709, 2BR-$415/person,
WID in select units. FREE Tanning!
Be the BIGGEST on the block!
2Bdrs for FALL $839. We love ALL pets!
Pool, Gym, Park @ UF, Bball, Tennis
GREAT Specials! 352-332-7401
60 sec walk to UF. Short term avail. 1 or 2
rooms $425 & up. Call 352-538-2181 4-23-
MOVE IN NOWI
HUGE 1/1 FOR Imm.
Walk-in closet Screened porch
W/D Luxurious amenities
Close to UF and SFCC
352-372-0400 Call for specials 4-23-72-2
Live at a Legend!-
The Polos of Gainesville
will give you the best college experience
with Spacious Apartments, Three Pools
with Jacuzzis, HUGE Gym, Billiards Room,
and many more amenities! Minutes from UF,
shopping and Shands. On all major RTS bus
routes. All at a rate that won't break your
bank! Call now for specials: 335-7656 4-
Sing now for Fall!
1/1 and 2/1 Apartments
As low as $519 per month
Hidden Village Apartments
MINUTES FROM UFI!!
3/3's from only $486 per Bdrm
4/4's from only $452 per Bdrm
FREE Cable w/ HBO/ SHOWTIME
FREE Tanning, 24hr Fitness Center
Ask About our Huge 212.5 Townhouses
Convenient Bus Route!
FORGET YOU HAVE ROOMMATES!
Huge 4BR townhomes w/W/D. 1662 sq.ft.
FREE gym membership and FREE cable!
LIVE THE LIFE
All Inclusive Ind. leases
Big 2/2s 3/3s & 4/4s
Filling fast Lease now
MOVE IN TODAYI
1/1 & 3/2 starts @ $739
FREE RENT & NO M/I FEES
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
THE ULTIMATE NEW LUXURY
NEW DOWNTOWN APTS
Studios*One*3 Bed Townhouses
Washer & Dryers in every home!
Wood Floors*Alarms*Balconies*Pets OK
Be Exclusive! 338-0002
Best Kept Secret
Luxury 2/2 TH & 3/3 Flats
FREE Cable, FREE Tanning, FREE Alarms
Walk to UF *379-WALK
WALK TO CLASS
2brs from $395/room
Move-in Now or Jan!
Call today! 352-372-7111
Whales, Elephants, & Dinosaurs
OK, now that we have you thinking BIG, think
BIG rooms, BIG amenities, and BIG Savings
(until 12-31-07). 5 minutes from UF and
Ask About Our Move In Specials
Large 1, 2 & 3 bdrm Floor Plans;
Furniture Packages Inc. Washer/Dryer;
Workout Rm, Tennis Court; Swimming Pool;
Sauna etc. Mon-Fri 9-6, Sat 10-3
700 SW 62nd Blvd 877-781-8314
Ask About Our Move-In Specials
Individual Leases: Furniture Packages,
Incl Washer/Dryer, FREE Hispeed Internet;
Every Unit is an End Unit
Mori-Fri 9-6, Sat 10-3
701 SW 62nd Blvd 866-747-8443
CRICKET CLUB II
Brand new 1, 2, & 3 bdrm
Conveniently located near
and SFCC. For more info. Call:
M-F 9-6, Sat b, Sun 1-5
Available Now Walk to UF
3BR house cent AC/H $895
3BR 2BA home $1100
Gore-Rabell Realty 378-1387
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.
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-
Available in Fall. 1-2-3 bedrooms, Hardwood
floors, fans, porches, downtown. No dogs.
1st-last-security. 373-3736 No Section 8
Ask about 1 month
1BR/1 BA starting at $635
Close to UF & Shands
2411 SW 35th PI
M-F 9-6, Sat. 10-2
TUESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2008 E ALLIGATOR, 15
Luxury on Sale
Now only $570/person
2br/2.5ba on sorority row
W/D, dishwasher, alarm
Available Jan 4th! 372-7111
Available Now & Fall
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
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
Large shady yard. No pets. Available Jan 1,
2008. $950/mo. 352-378-9220 or 352-213-
Ceramic tile, maple cabinets, TV in Kitchen
Huge Scr. Porches, W/D, Walk-in Closets
Only 1.5 miles to UF
2/2's & 3/3's Starting at $500/per person
Hidden Lake 374-FUNN 4-23-72-2
UNIQUE RENTAL-WOODED OASIS IN
CENTER OF TOWN! Porches-Privacy fence-
complete remodeflBus @ driveway.Looking
for like minded people to share amazing
space!Rooms$350-$425 Call Now! 5143690
CASABLANCA WEST 3BR2.5BATH,
Porch, w/d hookups, pool, $895/rent
2735 SW 35th Place #201
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
BIKE TO CLASS! 3BR 2BA Ceramic tile,
large fenced yard, pets considered, $595/
rent, 3801 SW 17th Place
Carl Turlington Real Estate, inc. 372-9525
a ll ^unfurnished
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
CONVENIENT TO SHANDSIUFI Quiet,2BR
1.5 BATH, wood laminate flooring, newer
carpet, washer/dryer, $825/rent, 4536 SW
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
Great place for students!
3 BR 2 BA 1300 sq.ft. condo
Minutes from oaks mall and UF
Call 352-317-5444 1-22-08-12-2
3BD 2 BTH, 2300 SQF Huge home on 1 acre
best location (behind NFRMC)Pets ok short
term lease avail. Move in ready!
Call (352)284-0116 firstname.lastname@example.org
Shands/UF area. Leave message please
386-328-6229, cell 386-972-4115 or email:
Mill Run 2 BR/1.5 BA, Tile, new carpet &
paint, master balcony. DW/WD hkup. Pets
OK. Avail Now. $715 mo + $715 sec.
(352) 871-7460. 1-29-08-11-2
*8 Blocks to UF*
*Unique and spacious 5/1 with 3 half-baths,
central a/c, 3,000 sq. ft, **extra parking,
high ceilings, lots of glass, plant atrium, WD
hook-up* *$2,300* 352-375-8256
**CAMPUS EDGE 2BR/2BA**
W/D in unit. Walk to class/gym. Penthouse
unit. Ample parking. Reasonable rate.
Available fall. 239-992-2449, 239-250-6149.
2 BLOCKS TO UFI WOOD FLOORS
1 and 2 bedrooms for FALL
As low as $380/person
Pets welcome! Wood floors available
Open late! 371-7777
Available from Commercial News Providers"
OW * -
2BR/2.5BA DSL/Cbl incl $949
5BR/2BA Near UF $1295
3BR/2BA House $1300
Ask about Move-In Specials!
30 + Properties Available!
3 Bedroom 2 Bath $1050/mth, completely
renovated home (new kitchen, bathrooms,
A/C unit and wood floors) Located 5 miles
from UF campus and adjacent to the YMCA.
Rooms for rent, 2 bedrooms each with
private bath in 4/4 condo, $400/ room + utili-
ties. Female nonsmokers please. Call Haley
1BR/1BA apt on bus line, courtyard. 2 mi
from UF. Cent H/AC, convenient to shopping:
Next to Green Tree Park. $450/mo FREE wa-
ter. $450 sec. No pets or smoking. Avail now.
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-
Apt in Historic Duckpond
Large 2BR/1.5BA 2 blocks from downtown.
Amazing location. W/D. Quiet. Avail now.
508 NE 4th Ave. $750/mo. 379-4952 1-23-
**5 BLOCKS FROM UF**
Large 1BR/1BA loft apt w/full kitchen, new
cent H/AC, ceiling fans, W/D. Ready for occu-
pancy. $495/mo. Call 222-8910 or 371-6749
leave message 1-15-08-5-2
1 Block to UF 1 BR apt $600/mo.
2BR apt. $650/mo NW 15th Ave & 5th St.
3BR home $975 NW 7th Ave.
Call Michael 331-2100 2-6-20-2
ONLY 6 BLOCKS FROM UF
1322 NW 6th Place. 3BR/1BA with W/D.
$950/mo. 871-6413 2-6-08-20-2
Two bedroom, 1 bath. Completely upgraded
incl. porcelain tile in liv.room, kit., bath, hall.
Bdrms. have new carpet. Stainless appl. All
new bath. Cent. H A/C. Cable/high speed
internet avail. Two parking spaces. Separate
laundry rm. One mile from UF, Shands,
shopping. $765/mo. Backgrd/credit check
required. No pets. 1-18-08-6-2
3 BR/2 BA, Well Maintained in quiet NW
area, Walk to YMCA, Shops & Restaurants,
Bus to UF/Shands, Lrg LR W/ Woodstove,
DR, Carport W/ Util.room, Nice big fenced
backyard, $1200, 352-378-2837, 281-7045
HOUSES & APARTMENTS AVAILABLE
FALL 2008. Several properties VERY close
to UF. Check out new project COTTAGES
AT NORMAN. For details visit our website
www. bellaproperties.net or call 335-5424.
SPACIOUS 1BR APT FOR RENT
New appliances, screened balcony. Walk to
Oaks Mall, restaurants & movie theater. Call
2 BLOCKS TO STADIUM
2BR/1BA wood floors, fireplace, screened
porch. Available now. No pets
1BR apt in the Siegal Building, the tallest
bldg in Gville. Great view, 7th floor. W/D,
garage parking. $750/mo. 352-472-9273,
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-
3 bedroom Across from UF!
Available fall 2008
ONLY $505 per. person!
Open late and weekends
MOVE IN TODAY!
Rooms, studios, 1/1s
From as low as $465/person!
Open late and weekends
Private studio, full kit & bath, porch 1 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/2BA Archer 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-
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-
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-
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-
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
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
Tour today! 352-376-6223
Close to University
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).Internet access incl. in rent. Parking
space avail only w/apt. Call 813-833-6926 or
Close to Campus. 1/1 Guesthouse, tile floor,
fenced yard, high ceilings. Great for grad
student. $575.00 + sec. 909 NW 9th Ave. Call
Chad 407-230-2423 1-28-08-10-2
1 BR/1 BA, Hardwood Firs, Claw Foot Tub,
Central Heat/Air in Renovated Victorian
Home. Available Now! Laundry Onsite.
$585/moWater/Pest Cntrl Included. Contact:
727-808-2388 or visit www.myspace.com/
*SUN ISLAND APTO
**Walk or Bike to Campus*e
1-1 from $560/moO*2-1 from $660/mo
1 and 2BR/1BA apt in old house. High ceil-
ings. $475-$575/mo. Also 3BR/2BA house in'
Micanopy. Huge bathroom, large yard, in city.
Call Greg 214-3291 1-31-12-2
** LUXURY APTS **
CLOSEST TO CLASS
2bd/2ba available for Fall
111 NW 16th St. #1, Call 376-1111
Apartments Sublet & Roommates
1BR/1BA in a 2BR/2BA apartment. Rent is
$524/mo include utilities, cable, internet, fully
furnished. From 12/12/07 8/10/08. Call me
at 772-214-4113 or email@example.com
Sublease Pvt BR/Bath in 2BR condo at
Museum Walk. Available Nowl 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-
I WILL PAY YOU $200! Female for 1/1 in 3/3
@ The Estates. Furnished, priv bath, HUGE
room. $580/mo all-inclusive. Call Lili @ 954-
Great room for rent, 4 minute walk o cam-
pus. NW 14th st. and NW 4th ave at college
park, just north of campus. location is perfect
and rent is cheap! 1 room in a 3bd 2bath, call
for details 239 849 4488 1-29-08-16-03
Room at Spyglass for rent. $475/mo, utilities
inc, male only, living room furnished, own
bathroom, walk-in closet. Take over lease,
expires 07/31/08, $125 credit for signing.
Bus route(20) to UF. Bruce 941-716-3554.
The Polo's 1BR/1BD FREE TANNING, fire-
place, vaulted ceiling, Pets Welcome, Gym,
comp lab, study rm, (3)pools, (2)hot tubs,
great maintance help,screened in porch
$730/per mo avail NOW! Kerri 561-306-6871
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
FREE FIRST MONTH RENT AND
UTLIITIES! 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-
LIVE RENT FREE!!! 813.545.7293
Sublease townhouse apt. @ The.Laurels
in SW Gainesville and pay NO rent for
the month of Jan.08. Fully loaded kitchen
including garbage dis. dish washer, plus
waAher and dryer included. GREAT DEAL-
AWESOME LOCATION-CHEAP RENT
$410/month!!! Call Joe at 813.545.7293
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 3'
16, ALLIGATOR U TUESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2008
Roormates~ OF* Roommrates .i
B ^'.--_^'^?~^^.^,^'':_y::^;;: ^i:.,'^ ^^^* R oo m m ates'^ '-
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
LAW STUDENT seeking 2 roommates in
3BR/3BA new house located across from
law school. Rent negotiable. Call 813-924-
Great deal location 580/month utilities incld
water power/cable/hsinternet upgrd furniture
balcony 1 person for a 2/2
jan-august renew lyr get $300 now! 1-17-
THE POLOS-JANUARY FREE! Room in
3/3, $390 +1/3 util. Furnished, balcony,Dis./
wash. inside, great roommmates,close to
campus, routes 9&35. Need fem. roommate
ASAP. no deposit or moving fees! Call me at
Sublease 2br/2ba Polos of Gainesville, need
1 female roommate $375/mo $800, W/D, Cef,
pool bus lines. Avail now to 7/31/08. Call
Helen 904-641-6219, 904-563-6134 2-
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
call 352-871-6531 or email email@example.com
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
YOU REALLY WANT ME!! Spacious 2B/2B
with W/D, new carpet, screened patio, fac-
ing a beautiful courtyard. Pet friendly. Pool,
tennis,gym. Contact Erin 321-961-4850.
Great 4BR/4BA apt suite with personal rooms
at Melrose. Subleasing for $455/mo incl all
utilities. Immediate move in reuested. Close
to UF capus 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
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
Roommate Matching HERE
Oxford Manor 377-2777
The Landings 336-3838
The Laurels 335-4455
Hidden Lake 374-3866
1BD/1BA avail NOW in 2bd/2.5ba condo.
Everything incl. (except BR furnishings).
Cable, internet, 4 bus routes, near campus.
$515 + 1/2 utils. Must see, great condition.
Call Chris (561)445-9034. 1-29-07-30-4
Female grad student wanted to share spa-
cious 3/2 house. Convenient to UF, Shands
& vet school, very quiet neighborhood, large
privacy fenced yard. Clean/friendly pets may
be con' Jered sorry no cats. 352-359-3165
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
Nice house 4 bed 2 bath. $300 a month
excluding cable and utilities. $300 deposit.
Master BR, private bath. 1 year old
upscale, top floor unit.Safe complex with
elevator.Washer and dryer. 2 blocks to UF.
$565.00 plus 1/3 of utilities. 770-355-9571
PERFECT 4 GRAD/MED/INTL STUDENTS
Avail immediately. Large room w/pvt bath in
large quiet home 5 min to UF. $550/mo + uitis
. W/D, CH/AC. Newly decorated. Call 352-
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-
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
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
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-
Female roommate(s) 4br/4ba condo 1 mi
from UF, $435/mo util inc, pool & more,
beautifully renovated on bus route 494-4943
1BR in 3BR/3BA townhouse located in
Rockwood Villas. Furn avail. Nice place,good
parking,washer,dryer,cable,and fast internet!
jerks please. 1-22-10-4
Non-smoking male to share a 2BR/1.5BA
condo near UF & Shands @ Biven's Forest.
$475/mo, $200 deposit. includes all util,
internet, cable, .pool, W/D. No lease. Call
Rooms for rent in Nice NW home. $370. 2-3
m to university and Santa Fe. Near bus route.
W/D. Intemet/Cable included. Utils incl. Call
Quiet, county employee seeks roommate for
2BR/1 BA apt. All deposits are paid. $450/mo
incl rent, elec, local phone, cable & -high
speed internet access. Seeking clean, quiet
person. Call 352-374-7158 1-23-10-4
CAMPUS EDGE condo, adjacent to campus,
walk to Shands and Vet school. $475, top
story, vaulted ceilings, pook, washer & dryer.
Call 352-262-2871 2-6-08-20-4
READY TO MOVE-INI Private room/bath
in a 4/4. Oxford Terrace-walk to campus,
semester lease ok. Fully inclusive furnished,.
utilities, w/d cable & wi-fi. Only $600 mo. M
or F, no Sm or pets. call 321-228-3379 1-
2 rooms for rent $450 and $500(private en-
trance) Utilities included. No dogs allowed.
Convenient to SFCC.Available immediately
if interested call Kristy 352-275-2654 1-
Roommate needed for furnished 2/2.5 town-
house condo. Rent is $550 (all inclusive).
Please call Jared @ (352) 219-1497 for more
M or F Roommates needed for 3Bed/2Bath
pool home on 1 acre. Located 3 miles W
of 1-75. $400.month (includes Utils., Cable,
Internet & Vonage). Friendly pets/kids ok. 2
rooms avail. No lease. Non-Smokers 352-
Female roommate, own bed/bath, furnished,
Windsor Park, close to'UF on bus stop, pool,
hot tub, tennis, gym, $495, 1/3 utilities; avail
now. Katie 407-361-1154 1-15-08-5-4
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)
Roommate to share 4/2.5 house <1 mi from
campus with 1 m & 1 f. Nice house, int/cable,
close to campus & bus stop, big backyard,
hottub. Can be furnished. $400 + 1/3 util.
Available NOW. Call Katie 407-399-7877
Two Blocks from UF
Student Roommate Wanted
Call 352-377-2930 1-16-5-4
Female roommate for newly renovated.condo,
4BR/4BA Countryside at the University. Pool,
exercise room, 35" TV, cable, hi-spd wireless
internet. Directly on bus rt. $425/mo+1/4 utils.
Call Sarah 407-808-6256: 1-16-5-4
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, firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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-
1BR/1BA in 4BR/4BA at Countryside.
Females only. $450/mo includes everything.
Call 727-510-9346 or 727-542-8155 1-22-
ENJOY A ROMANTIC OLD HOUSE
Near library downtown. $285-$370/rm + utils.
Short term. No pets. No smoking. 378-1304
Room in nice 4BR/3BA home. Cox cable &
ethernet, DW, W/D, non-smoker, no pets. 21
or older please. $330/mo util incl. 328-4995
S'11 your house, condo, acreage, mobile
home and much more in the ALLIGATOR
CLASSIFIEDS! Reach thousands of pos-
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over the phone, by fax, email or CHECK
OUT PLACING YOUR AD ONLINE AT
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SEE ALL CONDOS
Matt Price Campus Realty, 352-281-3551
NEW CONDOS -WALK to UF
3 BIks to UF. For Info on ALL 1, 2, 3, 4
Bedrooms for Sale, Call Eric Leightman,
Campus Realty at 352-219-2879. 4-23-72-5
M. M. PARRISH
Contact Coldwell Banker M.M. Parrish
Realtors at 1.800.755.0086 or visit the all
new mmparrish.com for more information
on our many condominium communities.
There's something for every lifestyle!. 1-
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Anytime, anywhere. Quick closing.
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GATOR PLACE CONDOS
2/1, w/d, 800 sq ft, 1 1/2 miles to Shands.
3600 SW 23rd St. $84,900 or rent for $650/
mo 352-372-0507 4-23-72-5,
GRADUATING AND MOVING TO NEW
YORK CITY?? CALL BRYAN HARR, CLASS
OF '98 FROM THE ACOCELLA GROUP AT
646-300-5017. SAYYOU WERE REFERRED
BY THIS AD AND SAVE!!! 1-31-21-5
New 2, 3, & 4BR Upscale Condos
with unique Architectural detailing. Starting at
$215,000 Opening August 2008. 352-373-
Close to UF investor special, 5BR / 2BA set
up as duplex. $119,000 506 NW 3rd Street
Jeff Tice ERA Trend Realty 352-225-4616
photos & virtual tour: www.JeffTice.com
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2BR/1 BA BRANDYWINE CONDO
Get on campus fast! Minutes from UF & 2
min walk to UF bus stop. Upgrades: carpet,
tile, DW, water heater. Pool, clubhouse.
$85,999/OBO. Call 352-359-2521 1-29-
nA 1i0 5
BED QUEEN $110 ORTHOPEDIC
Extra thick, pillow-top, mattress & box. Name
.brand, new, still in plastic. Call 352-372-7490
will deliver. 4-23-08-72-6
BED FULL SIZE $85 ORTHOPEDIC
Pillow-top mattress & box. New, unused, still
in plastic w/warranty. Can deliver. Call 352-
MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT $375
Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must
sell. Can deliver. Retail $1600.352-372-7490
BED KING $170 PILLOWTOP
mattress & box springs. Orthopedic rated.
Name brand, new, never been used, in
plastic with warranty. Call 352-372-8588 Can
CHERRY SLEIGH BED solid with Pillowtop
Mattress & Box. All new still boxed. Cost
$1500, sacrifice $450 352-333-7516
Sofa $175 Brand new in pkg 333-7516
BEDROOM SET. 7pc Cherry, Queen/ king
bed, dresser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, chests
avail. Dovetail const. New, in boxes. Can de-
liver. Retail $6500, must sell, sacrifice $1100
(352) 372-7490 4-23-08-71-6
SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather.
Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail
$2650. Sacrifice $750. Call 352-377-9846
DINING ROOM Beautiful cherry set w/table,
6 Chippendale chairs, hutch & buffet. New,
still in boxes. Retail $5200, sacrifice $1100.
Must sell. Can deliver. 352-372-8588 4-23-
FUTON Solid oak mission-style frame w/
mattress. New, in box. $140 332-9899
DINETTE SET 5pc $85 Brand 'new in box.
Never used. 352-377-9846 4-23-72-6
"BEDS -ALL BRAND NEW-"
"Full $80 Queen $100 King $170"
Orthopedic pillow-top sets. Brand name
matching sets not used or refurbished. Still
in plastic, direct from factory! 352-333-7516.
BED- QUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mat-
tress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand
new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver.
$120 352-377-9846. 4-23-72-6
Bed-All New King! 3pc Orthopedic pillowtop
mattress set. Brand NEW, still in plastic with
warranty. Can deliver. $200 352-333-7516.
BEDROOM SET- $300 BRAND NEW
Still in boxes! 6 pieces include: Headboard,
2 Nightstands, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must
sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 4-23-08-
FUTON $60 Solid Oak Mission Style. With
.plush mattress $140. All brand NEW still in
box. Can deliver. 352-333-7516 4-23-72-6
Pool Table Gorgeous 8" All wood table.
Leather pockets, Italian 1" slate, carved legs.
Brand new still in crate. MUST SELL Retail
$5500. Sell $950. Can deliver 352-377-9846
Hot Tub/Spa $1295 Brand New Loaded!
Waterfall, LED lights, cupholders, 110-v
energy efficient with warranty. Free delivery,
MUST SELL 352-372-8588 4-23-72-6
Bed-FULL size pillowtop mattress & box.
New, in plastic, warr. Can del. $90 317-4031
Sofa $185 Brand new! Love seat $150 still in
pkg. Can del 352-333-7516 4-23-72-6
Queen & king beds, 2 Kenmore dishwash-
ers, 1 Kenmore electric oven, some desk &
chairs. All in good condition. Best offer for all
or pert. Call 256-3323 1-16-08-5-6
Working or not, Joel
www.pcrecycle.biz 336-0075 4-23-72-7
LAPTOP JACK REPAIR
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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!
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In the market for a new set of wheels or just
looking to add a second to that collection?
Want personalized handlebars or a fitted
seat? Check in the Alligator Classifieds
Private, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF.
Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-538-
2181. Can leave mssg. 4-23-08-72-10
UF SURPLUS EQUIPMENT AUCTIONS
bikes, computers, printers, vehicles and
more. All individuals interested in bidding go
24/7.60 sec to UF. Sold by semester. Lowest
rate in area. Close to buisiness college &
general classrooms. Call 352-538-2454 1-
Great Products Free After Rebate!
Keep Them for Yourself
Or Sell Them to Make Extra Money!
Deals Updated Weekly. Visit Often.
Computer, Windows, Business,
Intemet and Entertainment CD-ROMS
for Sale at Discounted Prices! Visit:
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C-ASH PAID FOR LAPTOPS 1
M $500! POLICE IMPOUNDS!
Motorcycles, Mopeds HONDAS, CHEVYS, TOYOTAS, ETC.
For listings 800-366-9813 ext 4622
** SCOOTERS **
RPM MOTORCYCLES INC
SALES, SERVICE, PARTS
Many Brands Available 518 SE 2nd St.
*****New Scooters 4 Less*****
Motor Scooter Sales and Service!
Great Scooters, Service & Prices!
118 NW 14thAve, Ste D, 336-1271
***GatorMoto*** Our new state of
the art facility will be completed this Spring!
We have new scooters starting at $999. lyr
Warranties. We also service ALL brands of
scooters. Pickup Available. Low Labor Rates.
Free estimates. 376-6275 GatorMoto.com
New Scooters 4 Less has LOW service rates!
Will service any make/model. Close to UF!
Pick-ups avail $19.99 oil changes!! 336-1271
CLOSE TO CAMPUS 534 SW 4th Ave.
Scooters, E-bikes, Offroad, & Accessories!!
Best Prices and Customer Service!!
JUNK CARS HAULED AWAY!
*** FREE FREE FREE* FREESOS
MUST HAVE TITLE! METRO GNV ONLY!
CALL DON 215-7987 4-23-72-12
CARS FROM $29/MO!
Hondas S Chevys s Jeeps and morel
$0 Down, 36 Months @ 8.5% apr.
For listings call 800-366-9813 ext 9765
POWER WINDOWS DON'T WORK?
On site available. Call Steve 352-226-1973
*FAST CASH PAID*
For any car, truck, or SUV Running or not.
'94 and up. Call Segovia 352-284-8619 4-
Take a blind lady to Mass on Sundays and for
walks and shopping as needed. We'll have
lots of fun! And you will make a new friend!
Contact 219-6948. 1-18-08-10-13
1969 Chevrolet Camaro SS Price 5000 USD,
350 Engine and Transmission, Ext Blue/Int
Black, Automatic, Clear Title, pictures/details
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, 156000 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
MUST SELL- LEAVING
NISSAN ALTIMA 2006
2.5 S, 4 door, 26k miles, silver. Call 373-8884
Buy A New Scooter, Buy A Used Scooter
All on one site! Check the website or call
336-1271 for more info! 4-23-08-72-11
GATORMOTO is Gainesville's number 1
service facility. We repair ALL brands of
scooters. Pickups available. Lowest labor,
rates around. Quickest turnaround time. Run
by Gator Grads so we know how to treat our
customers! 376-6275 4-23-08-72-11
BACK TO SCHOOL SCOOTER
CLEARANCE AT NEW SCOOTERS 4 LESS
Brand New 2007 Models
Full warranties! Limited # Avail!
3 New Electric Mopeds/Scooters
Burgundy, Blue, & Black. $689/ea.
Call 352-284-7174 Other models also
available at www.relectricscooters.com
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-
MOTOR SCOOTER 150cc
United Motors RPM. Like new. Garage kept.
Low mileage. $1800/OBO. Call 745-1255.
Keystone Heights. 1-22-5-11
FAST CASH PAID FOR ANY CAR*
*Running or not!*
*NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS
*Over 10 yr svc to UF students
*Call Don @ 215-7987 4-23-72-12
CARS -CARS Buy*SellSTrade
Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes
Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars
3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com
CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150
OVER 50 IMPORTS UNDER $10,000
SELECT MOTOR CAR
THE YELLOW BUILDING
2715 N MAIN 377-1616
)i M I Help Wanted
Furnishings Motorcycles, Mopeds utos
THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY
NEEDS VOLUNTEER DRIVERS
Transport patients to/from treatments
Must have valid driver's license,
safe driving record & attend training session.
Call 352-376-6866 ext 114 for more info.
LOCAL ARTIST NEEDS:
* Gold Diamonds Gems Class Rings
* ETC Top Cash $$$ or Trade *
OZZIE'S FINE JEWELRY 373-9243. 4-23-
BE AN INSPIRATION!
Take a blind lady to Mass on Sundays and for
walks and shopping as needed. We'll have
lots of funi And you will make a new friend!
Contact 219-6948. 1-18-08-72-13
UF GRAD PAYS MORE
for gold jewelry, scrap gold, Rolex, diamonds,
guitars, etc. Top $$$. Get my offer before you
sell! Call Jim 376-8090 or 222-8090 4-23-
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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
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Manager, The Independent Florida Alligator,
POB 14257, Gainesville, FL. 32604 Or email
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What's black and white and
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And you can be part of the sales team of
the largest college newpaper in the
country by applying to become an
(this is a non-paid spring position
requiring 10-15 hours per week
possibly leading to a paid sales position)
If you are a UF or
SFCC student available
to work both spring AND summer and are
eager to gain valuable sales experience,
stop by the Alligator. 1105 W. University
Avenue, to fill out an application and
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the independent florida
Duties include placing, moving and main-
taining alligator news racks that are on
campus and around the city. Some heavy
lifting. Must be able to drive Alligator van.
Must have good driving record. 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. EIEO/AA
LIKE TO WORK WITH LUXURY CARS?
Bright? Enthusiastic? Like people? Must be
over 22, stable work history, clean driving
record, drug-free, perssonal references.
www.carrsmith.com for details. 4-23-72-14
CNA CLASS: $250! learn @ your own
time & pace. All you need to be a CNA
& pass the state exam is on VCR tape.
I have a 95% PASS RATE! check it out:
www.lapcnatraining.com or 800-566-4913
Students in Accounting, Aviation, Business/
Sales and computer science needed for vari-
ous positions. Flexible schedules and com-
petitive pay. Join our team! Learn more at
$250 A DAY POTENTIAL
No experience necessary, training provided.
800-965-6520 ext 138 4-23-72-14
Needed for evaluations of
Local Stores, Restaurants and Theaters
Flexible Hours, Training Provided
Call 1-800-585-9024 ext 6254
$12 15/Hour DRIVERS
$6.67 $7.40/Hour INSIDERS
$8.35-$9.40/hr MANAGERS in training
Apply online at www.gatordominos.com/jobs
Or at any of the 6 locations. 4-23-08-72-14
Gator Domino's is growing again. We are
looking for career oriented team mem-
bers. Now hiring Assistant Managers and
future GMs. $8.35-$9.40/hr for Managers
in training. GMs $40k+. Send resumes to
Freddie@gatordominos.com. Learn more at
COMMERCIAL CALL CENTER
Phone reps needed ASAP Political & Corp
Campaigns. Up to $9/hr + bonus potential.
352/371-5888 X111, 4112 NW 22 Dr. 4-
Paid survey takers needed in Gainesville.
100% FREE to join. Click on surveys.
Leasing Specialist, PT
Sales & customer service exp.
220 N. Main; 352-375-2152 X301 x301
DELIVERY DRIVERS up to $12/hr.
KITCHEN HELP $7.00-$7.25/hr.
CALIFORNIA CHICKEN GRILL 378-2442
INSIDE SALES PEOPLE
For a major telecom company. Flexible hours.
PT or FT. No nights or weekends. Bilisgual a
plus. EEOC. 372-2051 4-23-72-14
EARN $60 THIS WEEK!
Donate Plasma & Save a Life
Best part-time job you'll ever have.
Bring this Ad and Earn an
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DCI Biologicals 150 NW6th St,.
18, ALLIGATOR U TUESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2008
PARK PLACE CAR WASH
Now Hiring FT & PT positions available.
Great environment, flexible hours. Apply in
person 7404 NW4th Blvd-Across from Home
P/T, FIT, flex hrs. Good pay, tips
advancement. Apply 505 NW 53rd Ave B/T
Maiin NW 13 St. Bring friend to work with.
UF Survey Research Center
$7.50-$8.00/hr + Bonus
Student and Non-Student Positions
Great Resume Builder
352-392-2908 Ext 105
408 W. University Ave suite 106
If You're Not Earning
$500 A Day Part Time, visit
Mortgage lender has immediate openings
for college students for telephone sales posi-
tions. No exp required. Flex hours. Apply in
person between 5 & 8 pm, Mo-Fr 1900 SW
34th St. Ste 206 (2nd flr above credit union)
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-
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-
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-
GatorMoto's service center is looking for a
part time mechanic to service motor scoot-
ers. Must have knowledge of 2 and 4 stroke
engines. Training will be provided. Please
call 352-376-6275 for more information. 1-
Leasing Agents Needed
Large student community looking for mo-
tivated and high energy people to join our
team. P/T or F/T available. Prior experience
preferred, but not necessary. Fax resume to
352-377-1476 or email Ismith@ucommonsc
P/T Leasing Consultant
Apply in person at Mt. Vernon Apts. DFWP,
2370 SWArcher Road. 4-23-07-72-14
Experienced Notetakers and Editors
Apply Online at www.SmokinNotes.com
administrative fulltime position at a
Gainesville sports apparel company, strong
computer skills necessary, excellent growth
potential. Call CB Vaughan 802.598.3388
Startfig 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. Mb'nika Oli, Associate Director R&D,
I Help Wanted J
Send resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
Mountain Dew Reps Needed
Be a leader this spring! Get paid to promote
a brand while gaining real world experi-
ence. Only 2 positions available. Go to
www.repnation.com/dewcrew to apply! 1-
PT RUNNER NEEDED FOR LAW OFFICE.
Exp preferred. M-F 1-5:30. Dependabel
transportation. Fax resume to 352-376-4645
or email: email@example.com 1-31-08-
Dragonfly Sushi & Sake Company
High volume, up-scale dinning restaurant
now hiring ambitious, energetic, friendly,
and reliable team members with excellent
customer service for HOST, BAR, and
KITCHEN (SUSHI, HOTLINE, PREP) posi-
tions, P/T & FiT. Exp preferred. Earn
great pay while having funIll Apply in
person at 201 SE 2nd Ave #104, Union St.
Station. No calls please. 1-22-10-14
Dragonfly Rolls 'n Bowls
Successful entrepreneurial business seek-
ing motivated and team oriented individuals
for CASHIER/HOST & PREP positions,
P/T & FIT. Learn how to make sushi and
much more in a fun, diverse, and high-paced
environment. Strong work ethic and excel-
lent customer service are an absolute must.
Weekday lunch availability highly sought
after. Come and join our family! Apply in
person at 3117 SW 34th St #1, University
Towne Center (next to Carrabbas). No calls
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
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 ofn
Hardware/software products. Knowledge of
LINUX & non-Google/Yahoo search engines
pref. Troubleshoot server w/6-8 work stations.
Resume to firstname.lastname@example.org 1-
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 email@example.com 1-23-08-
Technician Needed FT/PT
TuesIThurs 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
Entry Level Lab Tech. Full or part time, in-
cludes weekends. Duties include monitoring
lab experiments, counting organisms, daily
measurements, handling water samples.
Email resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Wit Help Wanted
NOW HIRING DANCERS
AND COCKTAIL WAITRESS.
Apply 12 SW 2nd St, Downtown Gainesville,
behind 8 Seconds next to parking garage.
*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 haye 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-
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
Live-in House Cleaning Job
All around Cleaning & Laundry
FT Good pay plus, room and board
Call 256-3323 for more info and interview.
HOUSE CLEANING JOB
All around Cleaning & Laundry
FT- M-F 10am-5pm, $6.75hr
Call 256-3323 for more info and interview.
FT nanny needed for newborn starting
January 29 at home on NW side of town.
References and background will be checked.
Send resume to email@example.com or
call 352-316-6933 (email preferred). 1-24-
Hogan's Great Sandwiches now hiring
Bartenders(no exp nec)/Counter Help/Exp
Sandwich Makers/Closers, for both locations.
Apps accepted Mon 1/14 & Tues 1/15 9am-,
11am at 2327 N W 13th Street Albertson's
Housekeeper needed for busy couple
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Jacksonville Trinity Christian High
6', 205 pounds
No. 5 running back
Our take: It looks like a two-horse
$ s race for the talented running
jf back. UF and Clemson are both
n campaigning hard for Harper's
services, with the Tigers seemingly
Ji Pnchard (Ala.) Vigor High
5'10", 190 pounds (committed to
No. 18 wide receiver
Our take: Scott is a multitalented
athlete with the skills to play
|' receiver or cornerback in college.
He would fit in nicely in the UF
WR/DB secondary but is a 'soft' commitment
Melbourne Palm Bay High
6'1", 195 pounds (committed to
No. 1 weakside linebacker
Our take: Buchanon has given a 'soft'
verbal commitment to Miami and is
Msl still entertaining other options.
Foley (Ala.) High
6'4", 212 pounds
No. 1 wide receiver
Our take: Jones has the frame
and athleticism to be a big-time
performer, and chances are that
S a he will end up with Alabama, but
several schools, including UF, still
WR have a shot.
Buford (Ga.) High
6'2", 297 pounds
No. 2 defensive tackle
Our take: The Gators are the clear
favorites to land this athletic big
QgI man. He has a quick burst but needs
I ff1ir refinement think current UF
DT freshman Torrey Davis.
6'2", 200 pounds
No. 8 weakside linebacker
Our take: After decommitting
from Miami, McCray says Florida
State is his new leader. He seems
7 impressionable enough that
LB whichever school gets to talk to him
last may land him.
6'3", 205 pounds (committed to
No. 110 wide receiver
Our take: Chambers could be a
serviceable wideout at UF, but he
seems set on attending college
SIS with high school teammate Kedron
Paul, who hasn't been offered a
WR scholarship by the Gators.
Hoover (Ala.) Spain Park High
6'5", 208 pounds
No. 12 strongside linebacker
Our take: UF is facing staunch
opposition from Green's in-state
powers Auburn and Alabama but
S he said recently the Gators were in
LB the lead.
Tallahassee Lincoln High
6', 185 pounds
No. 2 cornerback
Our take: After losing the No. 1-
rated corner, South Florida's Patrick
I Johnson, to LSU, UF needs to bring in
a big commit at the position. Bryant
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commitments to play football next season. The Gators could add a
few more this weekend, as several talented prospects are expected in
Gainesville for both official and unofficial visits. Here's a look at some
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Huertas makes impact
HOOPS, from page 23.
his way into the Rebels starting lineup. The 6-foot-5 forward
is averaging just a shade fewer than 10 points per game
while grabbing 3.3 rebounds. Huertas is also averaging al-
most 25 minutes.
As far as whether or not the former UF guard can provide
any extra insight on his old team, his current head coach
Andy Kennedy said he could only hope.
"He'll be attentive the next few days
in scouting," Kennedy said. "We may be
asking him a little more. Of course they
have so many new players, so I suppose
he wouldn't know too many of them be-
cause they are playing so many young
Kennedy'said he expects Huertas to try
Donovan a little harder in Wednesday's matchup.
This will be the first time he will be able
to take the court against UF, as he was forced to watch his
team fall twice to the Gators last season, including a domi-
nating 80-59 loss during the semifinals of the Southeastern
"If you know David at all, he really wants to do well so
badly that sometimes he tries too hard," Kennedy said. "I'm
sure he'll be excited but hopefully not too excited."
Donovan said he also counts on Huertas to play his
hardest but downplays the return as just a sidebar in
"Maybe there are some underlying things there because
he wants to do well because he was here."
Want More A's?
Dotson, Brooks approach scoring milestones
WHOOPS, from page 23
FREE-THROW WOES: The Gators
will also look to improve their free-
throw shooting during this week's
UF made just 6 of 14 shots from
the charity stripe Sunday against
Alabama, which equates to a lowly
42.9 percentage. For the year, how-
ever, the Gators are shooting 69.8
percent, good for fourth in the
"I think this is something that
is just a little speed bump, because
we're a great shooting team, and
free-throw shooting was a strength
for us up until the last two ball-
games," Butler said.
" "I think it's
maybe a little
bit of a mental
thing we're go-
ing through right
now. ... I think
it'll correct itself."
ETC: UF and its
upcoming opponent, Arkansas,
share one non-conference op-
ponent St. Louis. The Gators
defeated the Billikens on Dec. 22
while the Razorbacks were also
victorious, 74-59, on Dec. 15. ...
Two Gators are approaching per-
sonal milestones. Junior forward
Marshae Dotson needs 88 points
to reach the 1,000-point plateau
for her career. Junior guard Sha
Brooks, who joined the millen-
nium point club earlier this season,
is currently fourth in the UF record
books for career 3-point field
goals, five shy of Dana Smith's
third-place mark of 142. ... Butler
knocked on the podium while
describing her team's relatively in-
jury-free status at her weekly press
"As far as I know I haven't
heard any bad news this morn-
Arkansas contributes two backs to 2008 draft class
MCFADDEN, from page 23
It was during that season that the Razorbacks began
using McFadden in the shotgun at quarterback he
could run, throw or hand off to Jones.
McFadden spoke first at a joint news conference
Monday. Then it was Jones' turn.
"I guess that'll be the last handoff from D-Mac,"
This season, the Razorbacks lost their first three SEC
games but rebounded late.
They beat then-No. 1 LSU in the regular-season
McFadden ran for 206 yards and three touchdowns
and also threw for a touchdown in Arkansas' triple-
overtime 50-48 win.
McFadden also tied an SEC record with 321 yards
rushing in a November win over South Carolina. He
figures to be one of the first players taken in the April
"I just want to go play in the NFL. Whether
I went No. I or dead last, it'll be the same
feeling for me."
Former Arkansas running back
"I just want to go play in the NFL," McFadden said.
"Whether I went No. 1 or dead last, it'll be the same feel-
ing for me."
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UF takes on familiar face in Oxford
By DANNY KLEIN
Alligator Staff Writer
The scene was an inviting one.
Standing center court at the RCA Dome in Indianapolis,
Ind., a young and talented Gators team stood shoulder to
shoulder as they hoisted the program's first national title in
its rocky history.
Just two years later, the faces are gone.
Five were drafted to the NBA this past season, two are
overseas and one less heralded name prepares to face UF
When David Huertas decided to transfer to Mississippi
after the 2006 season, it was just an un-
dertone to the hoopla surrounding Gators a l
But now, as the Gators gear up for the
Men's No. 18 Rebels, Huertas is sure to play a key
Basketball role in the Gators' most difficult contest
"He wanted more playing time, and he
wanted more shots," UF coach Billy Donovan said. "What
he wanted in his career he thought he could go get at Ole
Miss. Life's too short. These guys get to play college basket-
ball for such a short time, and obviously I want to give them
a chance to go where they want to go."
Donovan said Huertas' departure came on amicable
terms and insists no hard feelings exist between either
"David always worked hard for me. There's no issues
there," Donovan said. "There were probably just some guys
ahead of him, and he didn't want to wait. He wanted to go
somewhere and be more of a focal point offensively."
In his freshman year in Gainesville, Huertas averaged 2.5
points while playing 9.2 minutes per game. He was known
mostly for his outside shooting and tough work ethic
- something that helped him garner Donovan's respect
"One thing I've always admired about David is that he's
a competitor," Donovan said. "He's always going to play
hard and give you all he's got." Aligator File Photo
After sitting out the mandatory year, Huertas has found Former UF guard David Huertas transferred to Mississippi after
SEE HOOPS, PAGE 22 the 2006 season and will suit up against the Gators tomorrow.
UF WOMEN'S BASKETBALL
Midweek bye gives Gators extra rest
By PHIL KEGLER UF went without playing from Dec. 4 to time on the practice court (the team's)
Alligator Staff Writer 16 due to final exams and had two six-day dedication and effort on the practice court,
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After a draining two-game start to the
Southeastern Conference schedule, UF
coach Amanda Butler doesn't mind hav-
ing a little bit of a break.
This is one of only two weeks during
the conference slate when the Gators will
not have a game on Thursday night.
."It allows us to give them a little more
rest, which is good," Butler said. "The
other thing is it just gives us a chance to
get on the practice court, much like we did
over the Christmas break."
"It allows us to give them a little
more rest, which is good."
UF women's basketball coach
Those layoffs helped ignite a seven-
game winning streak for the Gators,
including the team's first road win of the
season against Temple on Jan. 5.
"When we won those seven games in a
row, it was everything to do with having
and do things on their own even," Butler
said. "It gives us that opportunity to watch
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on before we go to Arkansas."
Butler enjoys the fact that her team
takes advantage of the extra time between
"This team really responds to those
opportunities, and from a coaching stand-
point, that's a great thing," she said.
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looking to land a few more commits.
See pg. 20.
U UF junior Bradley Ally was named the
National Collegiate Swimmer of the Week
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the Gators to two wins against Purdue
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