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Summer classes safe from budget cuts
* UF MUST CUT BUDGET BY
$16 MLLION BY JULY.
By DEBORAH SWERDLOW
Summer classes will not be
canceled this year, UF President
Bernie Machen announced at a
Faculty Senate meeting Thursday.
At a Tallahassee meeting last
week, Machen mentioned cutting
summer classes because the state
Legislature is requiring UF to
trim $16 million from its budget
by July 1.
Because UF was informed
about the budget cut after spring
semester had already started,
Machen said he couldn't adjust
anything this semester, meaning
any cuts would have to be made
in May or June. The only event at
UF during that time was summer
school, so Machen mentioned
eliminating that semester.
But after making those "flip-
pant" remarks in Tallahassee,
Machen said he realized UF
couldn't afford to cancel summer
"The reality is, we can't do
without summer school for lots
of reasons, one of which is just
the economics of it," he said dur-
ing the meeting Thursday. "The
amount of money that we would
lose far exceeds the $16 million
that we would have to cut out of
Machen said one of the reasons
he decided not to cut summer
school is because many students
Administration a t i o n
taking summer courses. Machen
also said he was surprised at how
many local business owners con-
tacted him to express opposition
to canceling those classes.
As for the $16 million that has
to be cut by July, Machen said he
doesn't think UF can eliminate
that much money from the budget
by then, so the university would
probably take out a state loan.
Machen said he also consid-
ered reducing the number of
SEE SUMMER, PAGE 13
Marianne LljewsKI / Alligator
UF President Bernie Machen speaks at a Faculty Senate meeting Thursday. At the meeting, Machen-an-
nounced UF would not be cutting summer classes to cut budget costs.
Crist won't hike tuition
By KIM WILMATH
Alligator Staff Writer
In his new education budget proposal
released Thursday, Gov. Charlie Crist sug-
gested that state universities and commu-
nity colleges get a nearly $5.5 billion chunk
of state funds in 2008-2009, but he proposed
no tuition increase.
The Florida Legislature has the final
say on the proposals, and its session starts
Administrators from Florida's public
universities have consistently clamored for
tuition hikes to hire more faculty and advis-
ers an area they say is in dire straights.
Florida currently ranks almost last in
terms of student-teacher ratio nationwide.
"It's dearly something we feel we need,"
UF spokesman Steve Orlando said of in-
creased tuition. "Given the current budget
situation, we need more funding anywhere
we can get it."
Orlando said while
UF is glad that Crist
didn't propose any fund-
ing cuts, the funding he
did offer wouldn't do
much for the university
crist budget calls for $52
million given to all state
universities for new student enrollment
growth, $23 million for medical schools at
Florida International University, University
of Central Florida and Florida State
University and $56 million for community
SEE CRIST, PAGE 13
Early voting influential
By APRIL DUDASH
Alligator Contributing Writer
Absentee ballots and early voting have
given local registered voters the chance
to skip the winding lines at bustling poll
Supervisor of Elections Pam Carpenter
said that on Monday, the first day of early
voting, 611 people voted in Gainesville.
On average, about 30 percent of voters
in an election cast their ballot before elec-
tion day, she said.
Carpenter said a cross-section of peo-
ple vote early or by absentee, from people
who want to vote in the convenience of
their own homes to senior citizens.
She said more people have requested
absentee ballots for this election than the
2006 election for Florida governor.
Early voting has become so popular
that political scientists like Paul Gronke,
a professor at Reed College in Portland,
Ore., have become experts on the trends.
"Voters who are more ideological or
more partisan vote early," Gronke said.
"The campaign doesn't make any differ-
ence to them. They made their mind up."
However, in a primary, decisions are
"Voters who are more ideologi-
cal or more partisan vote early."
Reed College professor
less dear because no matter how partisan
they might be, voters have multiple candi-
dates to choose from, he said.
Early voters tend to be older, better-
educated, have higher incomes and face
long commutes, Gronke said.
Registered voters can go to the
Supervisor of Elections Office, Millhopper
Branch Library or Tower Road Branch
Library to cast their early voting ballots.
SEE ELECTIONS, PAGE 13
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FRIDAY, JANUARY 18, 2008 0 ALLIGATOR, 3
Cuban travel ban challenged
By LIA GANOSELLIS
A Florida law restricting travel to
countries dubbed "terrorist states"
has limited the ability of state uni-
versities, including UF, to study and
conduct research in Cuba.
But that law could be appealed if
the state's chapter of the American
Civil Liberties Union gets its way.
The Travel to Terrorist States
Act, passed in 2006 by the Florida
Legislature, prohibits students, pro-
fessors and researchers from using
federal, state or private funds to
travel to such countries for academic
The U.S. Department of State
had already enacted its own restric-
tions regarding six "terrorist states,"
including Cuba. The other five are
Libya, Sudan, Syria, Iran and North
Korea. Cuba is the only "terrorist"
country in the Western Hemisphere.
However, the federal regulation
allows people to travel to Cuba on
behalf of private foundations or edu-
Florida's ACLU chapter sued
the Florida Board of Governors, the
State University System's highest
governing body, because the board
defended the Florida law.
However, the lawsuit was rejected
last year by a Miami district judge.
The ACLU appealed the decision,
and a ruling is expected in a few
The Board of Governors filed its
own suit against the state Legislature
this month about the same bill, stat-
ing that academic travel funded by
public money could be banned, but
travel on private grants should be
the Board of
the board is suing
because the state
Jeftt only be able to de-
termine how state
funds are spent, not private funds.
"It is just clearly a case of the
Legislature going farther than its
authority would grant," Edmonds
The travel lawsuit came shortly
after the board sued the Legislature
for another instance of what it called
"overreaching." In that case, it was
with tuition-setting power, which
Edmonds said is also separate from
Rep. David Rivera, a Republican
from Miami who sponsored and co-
wvrote the state bill on the banned
travel, was not available for corn-
Dennis Jett, dean of UF's
International Center, said before
the Legislature stepped in, students
could get around the federal ban.
Althoughlederal law isn't lenient
on travel to the island, the regula-
tions state that students can travel
to Cuba with an institutional license
granted through the Department of
Jett said he renews UF's license
every year, but the Florida law now
intervenes with that small liberty.
"How can the state of Florida
have its own foreign policy, espe-
cially one that conflicts with federal
law?" Jett said.
He said an important element of
the ACLU lawsuit is whether the
state Legislature can determine how
federal funds are spent.
"I think it's unconstitutional," Jett
said. "And I think it's ridiculous."
Keirsten Kafka, a UF advertising
junior, said the federal law should
overrule the state's.
Kafka said it doesn't make sense
that someone from another state
could study abroad in Cuba, but she
People should be able to study
wherever they want, she said.
"Why can't students across the
country be given an equal opportu-
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UF's Student Government Productions' chairman
was fired Monday.
SG Press Secretary Kim Cruts said Matt Ochs was
removed from his position because of "insufficient
communication" and consistently tardy deliveries of
He was in charge of funding requests from student
organizations, she said.
It's important for organizations to receive fund-
ing in time to pay for their events,
Student Cruts said. Otherwise, they would
Government pay out of pocket and wait for re-
imbursements from SG, she said.
"That's just not our standard operating proce-
dure," Cruts said. "And with such a large organiza-
tion, they really need to stay within bounds."
Cruts said the late requests made it difficult to
keep financial records organized.
"It wasn't beneficial to us or to him for that to be
happening," she said.
Cruts said Ochs was asked to resign a couple of
weeks ago, but he refused to do so.
SG is accepting applications to fill the posi-
tion, which are available on the SG Web site -
www.sg.ufl.edu or in its office on the third floor of
the Reitz Union.
4, ALLIGATOR U FRIDAY, JANUARY 18, 2008
Study: Smokeless tobacco doesn't help smokers quit
By ELIZABETH LEVA
Alligator Contributing Writer
As thousands of smokers continue to fail
in their attempts to quit, some health offi-
cials promote substituting smokeless tobacco
products for cigarettes to help wean off the
But UF researchers have recently released
a study negating the method, proving that an
increase in tobacco use in any form leads to an
addiction, especially in young people.
"Anything compared to smoking is less
risky, but that doesn't mean other tobacco
products aren't risky, too," said Dr. Scott
Tomar, a department chairman and professor
for UF's College of Dentistry.
Smokeless tobacco products are not regu-
lated, and they contain at least 500 chemicals
of unknown amounts, concentrations or
health effects, he said.
"It is ironic that there are federal regula-
tions on the ingredients in non-nicotine drugs,
such as gum, patches and lozenges, which are
proven to work," he said. "But for some rea-
son people choose to help themselves by using
"Don't quit quitting."
coordinator of UF's Alcohol and Drug
other tobacco products filled with completely
Smokeless tobacco products often coincide
with smoking, he added.
"We see a large amount of dual use,"
Tomar said. "Instead of quitting, people just
end up using both."
Tavis Glassman, coordinator of UF's
Alcohol and Drug Resource Center, agreed.
"I would never recommend substituting
one tobacco product with another," he said. "It
simply flies in the face of common sense."
Tobacco use, smokeless or not, kills more
people each year than every other drug com-
bined, he said. If you can cut even one year of
tobacco use out of your life, you dramatically
improve your health, he said.
"Make health your number one priority,"
he said. "Don't quit quitting."
City postpones approval of one-stop homeless center
CONCERNS WITH LOCATION.
By ILEANA MORALES
Gainesville's City Plan Board
postponed the decision of whether
to approve plans for a one-stop
center for the homeless in northeast
Gainesville on Thursday.
After the public and the board
brought up issues about safety
and transportation with the center,
Michael Castine, the city's con-
sultant for the project, asked for a
chance to fix the board's recom-
They will meet again Feb.
21 to decide if the plans for the
County Empowerment, or GRACE
Marketplace, meet the zoning re-
GRACE Marketplace would
provide food, show-
Local ers, laundry machines
News and access to tele-
phones, but it would
not allow overnight stays.
Castine said there is no other cen-
ter in Alachua County that provides
all those services in one place.
Several residents from the area
where the center is proposed to be,
at 3335 N. Main Terrace, voiced their
concerns about the safety and loca-
tion of the center.
Jennifer Muir, who lives near the
proposed location, said the center
would be better located elsewhere.
"This facility is located in the
worst place," Muir said. "It's go-
ing to bring scumbags around our
Candy Ganyo, a former, home-
less person, said homeless people
are not to be feared and need this
"I am educated; I got a four-year
college degree," Ganyo said. "I am
not a scumbag. Ninety percent of
people out there are not scumbags."
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UF graduate students continue to protest late fees
By KATIE SANDERS
UF students' fees are due today, but a group
of graduate students will protest payment fol-
lowing months of fighting over whether UF
collects the fees fairly.
Graduate Assistants United, a graduate-
student labor union representing about 4,200
paid teaching and research assistants at UF,
asserts that graduate students should not be
held to the same fee-paying regulations as
students not employed by the university.
UF fees are collected before the graduate
students are paid for teaching UF classes,
and an extra $100 fee is tacked on if students
pay late. GAU members argue that since the
fees are due before UF pays them, a late fee is
"We really consider it to be a
GAU members plan to protest the fees
from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Criser Hall' to-
day. They last protested about fee policies on
Oct. 31, "We've heard their concerns and their
issues, and we're taking a look to see if there
are any possibilities," said Steve Orlando, UF
spokesman. "This is something we would ad-
dress not through a protest or demonstration
but through the collective bargaining process
Katharine Westaway, a GAU member and
a UF English graduate student, said group
members plan to pay the fees on time, but
they'll pay in cash to show how much money
they're actually handing over.
"We really consider it to be a back-door
tuition," she said.
Bret Seferian, GAU co-president and a UF
history graduate student, said UF officials en-
couraged the group not to protest in October,
but added that it seems officials have become
more open since then.
After meeting with UF officials on Tuesday,
Seferian said UF wasn't opposed to deducting
the fees from graduate students' paychecks,
but they refused to talk about waiving fees
Seferian said GAU is not asking for the fees
to go unpaid, rather that UF pays them instead
of the graduate students.
"It (the fee requirement) should be waived
for people that are working at the university,"
he said. "It's charging you to do your job."
State universities could require meningitis vaccine
* VACCINE ALREADY
MANDATORY AT UF.
By DEBORAH SWERDLOW
A requirement for incoming
students to receive meningitis and
hepatitis B vaccines could become
mandatory for all of Florida's public
universities. UF already has a simi-
lar requirement in place.
Florida's Board of Governors, the
State University System's highest
governing body, will vote on requir-
ing the vaccinations at its meeting
Bill Edmonds, spokesman for the
board, said if passed, the vaccines
would be required starting July 1.
At other state universities, only
students living in campus housing
must receive vaccines.
Meningitis is commonly con-
tracted when living in heavily popu-
lated places, like dorms.
Philip Barkley, director of the UF
Student Health Care Center, said UF
has had its mandatory vaccination
policy for about two years.
Barkley said UF has not had any
recent meningitis cases on campus.
The new policy would require
incoming students at every public
university in Florida
State to be vaccinated or
News sign a waiver saying
they refuse to have
the shots, regardless
of where they plan to live.
Edmonds said the board
originally considered requiring all
students to receive the meningitis
vaccine after a University of South
Florida student died of the disease
in the fall.
The early signs of meningitis
resemble flu symptoms, so by the
time a person realizes they have a
serious disease, it might be too late,
Although students living in
dorms are already required to be
vaccinated, Edmonds said the
board thought all incoming students
should be protected because college
students face the risk of meningitis
off campus, too.
"Whether you live in the dorm or
not in the dorm, you probably have
roommates," he said.
"You're probably in dose contact
with others. You're probably in the
kind of behavior that makes you
He said sharing drinks and ciga-
rettes and any other dose contact are
at-risk behaviors for contracting the
Justin Harlacher, a UF freshman,
said he chose to receive the vaccine
because he knew how powerful
meningitis was, and he realized the
risks posed by a college environ-
"It doesn't matter if you live in
the dorms or not," Harlacher said.
"You're always around students."
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6, ALLIGATOR N FRIDAY, JANUARY 18, 2008
Now that the semester is in full swing, getting to class
proved to be a bit harder than usual this week.
As the newness of our schedules officially wore
off, the nonstop, dreary, drizzly weather made the trek
across campus all the more draining. The days seemed to
blend together and had us wishing it were May already.
So take a minute or two to stop thinking about how
you are already behind in your reading and join us for this
week's let's-pretend-it's-summer-already edition of...
Darts & Laurels
Those of you that who are planning to be in Gainesville
for the summer were probably pleased with UF President
Bernie Machen's announcement Thursday to not cancel
classes because of recent state budget cuts. And I'm sure
he's relieved because if we didn't have classes to go to, we'd
be spending, well, the weekends at Bernie's.
So, we hesitantly offer him a we're-happy-that-you-
took-off-your-sunglasses-and-saw-the-light LAUREL for
making the decision to keep our long-standing graduation
plans intact. However, we can't help but feel like we were
tricked by what was probably a political move.
We follow suit and hand over a you-can't-just-shrug-it-
off-like-it's-a-little-sunburn DART to Provost Janie Fouke.
When it was announced that UF had fallen in the ranks for
the number of National Merit Scholars in this year's fresh-
man class, she expressed that the university had expected it
and that it wouldn't affect the quality of admitted students.
Despite the fact that this had been a major bragging point
for UF in the past, she went so far as to say that because the
university met its goal of increasing competitiveness for ad-
missions, it is time to invest in something else. We say, if it's
working, then why change it?
But, one change we are proud of this week actually
came out of Tallahassee, It's with a lot of satisfaction that
we present our permanently bronzed Gov. Charlie Crist
with a don't-let-them-get-away-with-hurricane-season-
gouging-this-time LAUREL for his continuous crusade
to stop insurance companies from swindling Floridians.
Allstate Insurance Co. was suspended from doing business
in Florida on Thursday after the company failed to comply
with a subpoena seeking information on property coverage
Speaking of protecting residents, we offer a you-can't-
DART to Paradigm Properties, the company that manages
College Park Towers. As one of the more prominent rental
companies in Gainesville, it's unacceptable that manage-
ment was aware the complex's elevator had operated after
the expiration date of the license.
This is just another of the many examples of landlords
taking advantage of college students with limited budgets.
Of course, this week's edition wouldn't be complete
without mentioning the controversial $50,000 visit from
Jack Kevorkian that had campus' abuzz. When students
went to the O'Connell Center on Tuesday night expecting to
hear Kevorkian's position on euthanasia, they were instead
met with a rambling political diatribe centered on the Ninth
Amendment. This debacle compels us to give a final good-
to Accent, Student Government's speakers bureau. Either it
didn't do its research before his visit even with the three
extra months to look into it after Tasergate pushed back the
date of the speech or they blantantly disregarded the
fact that Kevorkian couldn't discuss his views on assisted
suicide on conditions of his parole. Whatever the case, the
speech was irrelevant and a waste of student money.
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STOP HOMELESS CENTER THAT THEY COULD ALL BE COMFORTABLE WITH:
Coming of age bri
D o you ever reach a point in life you when you
just know things have changed? Like one day,
all of a sudden, you realize you're an adult? It's
not like you start misplacing your keys or using phrases
like "cool beans." It's this creepy onset of maturity that
just smacks you in the soul. Age has overcome me. But I
should be ready by now. I've been given almost 21 years
This year at Christmas, I woke up with no more than
an ounce of excitement. I was looking forward to spend-
ing time with my family and eating food prepared by
my mother, but I was more enthralled watching others
open the gifts I gave than opening presents for myself.
Selflessness? Who am I, Mother Teresa? Angelina Jolie?
The other day I was at the pool listening to a parent
tell a child he couldn't swim. I immediately thought to
myself, I am going be a better parent than that. I wanted
to go over to the man and tell him that discouraging a
child is probably the worst thing a parent could possibly
do. But what authority do I have? "Listen sir, I've recently
realized that Christmas no longer excites me. Therefore, I
have deep insight into the life of an adult. Don't tell your
kid he can't swim. He's trying. Be positive. No, you listen
to me, you middle-aged man. I'm experienced."
Allow me to cite the best indication that I'm getting
old. One of my roommates just got engaged. Holy crap.
I mean, cool beans. When we graduate college in five
months, she is going to commit to loving one person for
the rest of her life. But she can do it. They're both really
good people. Nonetheless, that's a really serious commit-
ment. That's not like telling your mom that you'll clean
your room once a week, and it's not like promising your
chemistry partner that you'll do the homework every
other day. It's giving your entire life to someone else. To
me, it's like laying down in front of a Mack Truck in a
sequined white dress.
ngs new priorities
People keep asking what I'm
going to do when I graduate. "So
Carly, what are you going to do
with your life?" What does that
Well first of all, I hope that
whatever I "do with my life"
Carly Hallam when I graduate will not be my
firstname.lastname@example.org reason for living. I want to be a
mom. I want to be loving wife.
I feel like that will give me more
of a reason to live than any career ever could. Call me
old-fashioned but I don't want my job to be my world,
especially if I choose to work in advertising.
I don't imagine God created this little 5-foot-2-inch
girl with brown hair and tiny hands and said, "Now that
I've spent all this time making her, I sure hope she can
trick my other creations into buying things they don't
need, especially with the use of sexual innuendos and
Is this what growing up is all about? It's not the added
inches to your height, and it's not the anticipation of your
next trip to Disney, knowing you're finally tall enough to
ride Space Mountain. It's realizing your priorities have
changed. It's engagements and parenthood. It's giving
unconditionally. And it's your job and your future.
So now that I've officially realized I'm an adult, I just
have to figure out what that means for my collection.of
Britney Spears CDs and polka-dot underwear.
Age is scary, but I like it. It's coming on so fast just
thinking about it is making me thirsty. I'll have to pause
my epiphany because I've got a Wild Cherry Capri Sun
waiting for me in the fridge. It should be cold by now.
I've given it plenty of time to prepare.
Carly Hallamn is an advertising senior. Her column ap-
pears on Fridays.
The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator.
Today's question: Do you know Thursday's question: Results for
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FRIDAY, JANUARY 18, 2008 E ALLIGATOR, 7
Letters to the Editor
Iranian aggression is cause of tensions
In his attempt to liken current relation-
ships with Iran to the Vietnam War in his
Wednesday column, Joshua Frederickson has
completely misunderstood the facts. To say
that it is America that is gunning for a fight is
simply wrong Iran is the primary provoca-
teur here. Perhaps Joshua has forgotten that in
March 2007, a number of Iranian gunboats kid-
napped 15 British sailors performing a United
Nations mandate in Iraqi waters?
Perhaps Frederickson' doesn't realize that
Iranian gunboats had previously tried to kid-
nap Australian soldiers but had been repelled?
If there is anyone trying to start a war, it is
Don't let media choose your candidate
I am appalled at the lack of outrage that
I have seen about the recent exclusion of
Democratic presidential candidate Dennis
Kucinich from a nationally televised debate.
This situation speaks to larger flaws in the
presidential election process, among which
is the fact that the media decide which can-
didates are "electable." Americans should
be outraged that the media have succeeded
in silencing all but the top three Democratic
presidential candidates and, as a result, has
limited the choices available to voters.
We have the media to thank for fooling us
into believing that only certain candidates are
worth our votes. I urge everyone to do some
independent research about what edch presi-
dential candidate stands for and to vote for
whoever embodies your values. Don't let the
media choose your president for you.
Bush education policies good for state
The editorial in Thursday's paper that
criticized Jeb Bush's policies to improve public
education relied on some severely unconven-
tional wisdom. It asserted, "anyone can teach
a fourth-grader how to mechanically bubble in
the right answers." Well, that might be true if
all the right answers were listed in front of the
student, but to imply that anyone can achieve
what many teachers are failing to do teach
students to find the correct answer in the first
place underestimates the obstacles our
teachers face in the classroom.
Is it the assumption of the editorial board
that students who answer questions correctly
haven't learned something? This sad position
of many reactionaries in the realm of educa-
tion is the reason so little force is behind the
progressive attempts by Florida Republicans
to improve public education for all of citizens.
Clearly, public schools need more money,
but distributing extra pay based on merit is a
step in the right direction. The sooner more
Floridians realize that, the better it will be for
good teachers and for the future of Florida.
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Panhandling down but not out
By WILL PAFFORD
Alligator Contributing Writer
Street-side panhandling in
Gainesville has dropped off sig-
nificantly since it was banned by
the Gainesville City Commission
in July, according to the
Gainesville Police Department.
Lt. Keith Kameg, GPD spokes-
man, said only three people have
been arrested for violating the
ban and fewer panhandlers
are walking in the middle of
Yet panhandlers have not dis-
appeared from the city.
Dale Fuller, 29, said he makes
between $40 and $50 a day hold-
ing signs on the side of the road.
He held a sign at the intersec-
tion of Interstate 75 and Archer
Road Thursday, which read:
"Homeless and broke, anything
helps!" Fuller said the threat of
jail doesn't keep him from stand-
ing on the side of the highway's
"As long as I'm not standing
in front of the car, there's nothing"
wrong with it," he said. "Should
it be against the law for a man to
hand me money out
ness of his heart? No.
who voted for the b
believes it has been
reducing the numb
handlers, who, he ad
necessarily the same
"As long as I'
standing in front
car, there's nothi
handle because th
said. "Why would I
able someone who is
Henry, who also vo
ban, said the purpos
dinance was to prote
panhandlers, who w
out in the middle o
of the kind- and also Gainesville residents,
." who felt they were being intimi-
d Braddy, dated.
'an, said he "Individuals can approach
effective in individuals, they just can't do it
er of pan- in the street," Henry said.
ded, are not Both commissioners said that
as homeless they encourage people to give
to the needy through local non-
rm not Arupa Freeman, coordinator
it of the of the Home Van, which drives
supplies to the homeless com-
ng wrong munity twice a week, said that
while she is in favor of banning
Dale Fuller aggressive panhandling, the or-
panhandler dinance passed by the city went
"You can't have all your needs
met through agencies," she said.
oilers pan- "It's fine if you have money to
ey have a share with people who don't
oblem," he have money."
want to en- Freeman said her organiza-
destroying tion, the St. Vincent de Paul
Society, has seen many more
,Scherwin homeless people since the ordi-
ted for the nance was passed.
e of the or- "We just see that the pan-
ect both the handling ordinance has made
ere walking their extremely hard lives even
f the street, tougher," she said.
Forum raises concerns about girls in juvenile system
By JESSICA PONN
Alligator Staff Writer
Leaders in the fight for juvenile justice met
Thursday morning to present new research
about the experiences of girls in Florida's
Moderated by UF volleyball coach Mary
Wise, the forum included presentations from
top researchers, longtime volunteers and
Wise opened the discussion with volleyball
metaphors, telling the audience of about 50
people that they would be approaching their
"common opponent" of injustice as a team.
The primary focus of the forum was a lack
of funding and a lack of fair enforcement in
tackling gender-specific justice system is-
"Too often, girls programs are boys pro-
grams painted pink, and they don't work,"
Lawanda Ravoira, a top researcher on girls
in the Florida justice system, offered an over-
view of a study conducted by the National
Council on Crime and Delinquency.
She explained that certain challenges
particular to girls, such as overcoming sexual
abuse, coping with relationship problems
and maintaining healthy self esteems, can
lead them to need special counseling in the
juvenile justice system.
Her research, based on a sample of 319
girls and 75 staff members, found that most
girls involved with Florida's justice system
get into trouble before the age of 15, and
39 percent are first arrested at age 12 or
"These are children," Ravoira said.
In addition, her research found that often
girls who are convicted of their first offenses
Harrison Diamond / Alligator
UF volleyball coach Mary Wise speaks at the the Justice for Girls Rallying Cry for
Change community briefing, where she served as moderator, Thursday morning.
find themselves in maximum risk facilities,
which, she added, are akin to prisons.
"She may have one offense and end up in
a maximum risk program," Ravoira said. "I
ask you as citizens, if this were your daugh-
ter, would this be OK?"
Roy Miller, president of the Tallahassee-
based Children's Campaign, Inc., an inde-
pendent watchdog group, said underfunding
is a key reason why gender-specific juvenile
justice issues are not adequately addressed.
He urged the female-dominated audience
to use its power as a key voting bloc to force
politicians to make the issue a priority.
"The opportunities to serve girls in Florida
is great, and the costs of not doing more are
even greater," he said. "Florida needs a wake-
If the audience were not already con-
vinced, two young women shared stories of
their troubled childhoods.
After their testimonies, listeners rose to
their feet in recognition of the girls' strug-
The young women told of childhoods
filled with cocaine, sexual abuse, abandon-
ment and teenage pregnancies.
Miller's group sponsored Thursday's
forum, and has hosted similar events in
Jacksonville, Orlando and Pensacola.
He said he felt Gainesville was an impor-
tant stop to make because it is a pioneering
community in the recognition of the special
needs of girls.
"Gainesville is a thought leader in the
state," he said.
Carlos Baez/ Alligator
Dale Fuller, 29, panhandles at the intersection of Archer Road and
Interstate 75 North.
30% The number of girls out of all youth who $2.6 million The amount requested by the Department 55% the number of girls in the Juvenile Justice
were referred to the Department of Juvenile of Juvenile Justice for the fiscal year 2008- System whose parents had engaged in
Justice in the fiscal year 2006-2007 2009 to dedicate toward gender-specific criminal behavior
70% The number of girls in the Juvenile Justice $ 1 7. 7 million The amount requested by the Department 49% The number of girls in the Juvenile Justice
System who have a history of being of Juvenile Justice for the fiscal year 2008- System who reported a history of self
traumatized by sexual and physical abuse 2009 to dedicate toward medical and mutilation
mental health services
Sources: Florida Pepartment of Juvenile Justice, The National Council on Crime and Delinquency i..... . .....
FRIDAY, JANUARY 18, 2008 ALLIGATOR, 9
UF adds cornhole, wrestling to intramural lineup
By KAITLYN WELLER
Alligator Contributing Writer
Grab your beanbags and strap on your
This spring, UF will add two new competi-
tions to its intramural lineup: a wrestling meet
and a cornhole tournament.
Comhole is a beanbag toss most often seen
Players earn points by throwing their
beanbags into the cutout holes on an oppos-
ing team's raised board, said Jon Broska, UF
Recreational Sports' assistant director for in-
A staff member pointed out its popularity
among students and suggested it be added
to the intramural program. Participants in
the tournament will form two-person teams,
Kate Quinlan, a graduate assistant, said that
while it is not a traditional sport, she believes a
lot of students will want to participate.
"1 think the students that might not want to
ever play intramurals but like to tailgate and
play cornhole will come out for it," Quinlan
The cornhole tournament will take place
Feb. 1 at 7 p.m. in the Southwest Recreation
Broska said the wrestling meet was added
after students expressed interest in the sport
and questioned why intramurals didn't offer
"I think the students that might.
not want to ever play intramurals
but like to tailgate and play corn-
hole will come out for it."
Students will be divided into weight
classes to compete, and then a single-elimina-
tion tournament in eadi weight class will take
place. Both male and female competitors can
participate as teams or as individuals, Broska
said. Quinlan said the meets will be similar to
high school meets.
"It will be a matter of accommodating as
many students as we can while still staying
consistent with high school rules," Quinlan
The wrestling meet will be held Feb. 15
at the Southwest Recreation Center. The two
new events will each be held on Fridays, a de-
parture from the traditional Sunday through
Thursday intramural schedule.
Broska said the events fall in line with the
university's goal of providing alternative ac-
tivities for students on Friday nights.
"The beauty is that right now there is no
opportunity to do that type of competition on
a Friday night," Broska said. "It's just having
another day of the week to come in and find
something athletic or fun to do."
UF students looking to use campus gyms face long lines
* SOME STUDENTS TURNING
TO OFF-CAMPUS GYMS.
By MORGAN CARLSON
Alligator Contributing Writer
Waiting in line is not the best
way to bum calories, but for some
students it's unavoidable.
UF fitness centers and other cam-
pus recreational facilities have been
noticeably overcrowded since the
start of the spring semester.
Nick Clayton, assistant director
for fitness for UF's Department of
Recreational Sports, said that over-
crowding is not unusual for this
time of year.
January and September are the
busiest months for the university's
facilities, Clayton said. Keeping
New Year's resolutions and getting
in shape for spring break are two
reasons students come out in bigger
numbers in January.
"Students want to start each
semester on a good note," Clayton
Attendance will usually start to
decline after spring break, he said.
Many students are finding the
increased attendance at
Student the on-campus fitness
Life centers frustrating.
Hansel Jacob, a UF
freshman, said sometimes he has to
wait to use equipment depending
on the time.
"Normally I just don't go to the
gym after 5 p.m.," Jacob said.
Clayton said the facilities have
a limited amount of machines and
that they have heard a few com-
He said he encourages students
to come during non-peak hours,
and that the busiest times are usu-
ally from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
While some students choose to
be patient during this time of year
and wait for the rush to slow down,
others are utilizing alternative exer-
cise options such as joining fitness
centers or exercising outdoors.
Joe Cirulli, owner of The
Gainesville Health & Fitness
Centers, said that his centers have
always had a great number of UF
Despite some benefits, many
students are hesitant to pay a mem-
bership fee to join a gym, especially
when they can use the on-campus
recreational centers for free. Cirulli
said that membership is $11 a week.
"Should $11 a week really keep
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Construction keeps Southwest Depot Ave. closed
By KATIE GALLAGHER
The maze of traffic cones and orange
netting along Southwest Depot Avenue
will continue to close the road off to traf-
fic through Monday, according to Gina
Hawkins, City of Gainesville Public Works
The road will be shut down between
Southwest Sixth and Southwest Eighth
streets while Gainesville Regional Utilities
installs two manholes, she said
A nearby portion of Southwest Sixth
Street was also closed to traffic from Jan. 11
to Jan. 13.
Construction along those blocks should
be done by early summer, Hawkins said.
As far as other parts of Southwest Depot
"I've been sitting in my bedroom
and heard tractors reversing and
Avenue, construction could continue until
2010 as part of a larger city project to revital-
ize the road, she said.
Lauren Dobson, a UF statistics senior,
lives in the midst of the construction at
Royal Village Apartments.
"I've been sitting in my bedroom and
heard tractors reversing and stuff," she said.
"They get pretty noisy."
Road closures have also made driving to
campus difficult, she said.
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Mayor looks to 2008
By ANDREA ASUAJE
Alligator Contributing Writer
Mayor Pegeen Hanrahan began
the fourth annual State of the City
address Wednesday by thanking the
City Commission and the citizens of
Gainesville for their passion and team-
work in 2007.
It was their efforts, she said, that led
to the city being recognized as the No. 1
city in North America to live in, a title re-
cently given to Gainesville by a national
Hanrahan then discussed the city's
accomplishments over the past year.
She noted the creation of the
Gainesville/Alachua County Office on
Homelessness, which she said would
help Gainesville achieve its goal of elimi-
nating homelessness in 10 years.
The mayor also highlighted
Gainesville Regional Utilities' produc-
tive year, noting that the company
installed so many energy-efficient prod-
ucts that the amount of energy saved
by its efforts could have powered 1,323
homes for a year.
Clean air levels in Gainesville are
lower than those required under restric-
tions by the Environmental Protection
Agency, she added, and in 2008, GRU's
proposed South Energy Center will join
with the new UF Shands Cancer Center
to make the nation's second "extremely
energy-efficient" hospital campus en-
ergy center. Hanrahan then spoke about
improvements in Gainesville transporta-
tion. In 2007, she said, Regional Transit
Service added 17 buses and two new bus
Hanrahan continued by emphasizing
the importance of culture in Gainesville.
"Arts mean business in Alachua
County," she said, noting that the arts are
the 10th largest employer in Gainesville.
Public safety was also acknowledged,
as Hanrahan applauded the accomplish-
ments of programs such as Gainesville
Fire Rescue's Operation Safe Club and
Gainseville Police Department's Reichert
The mayor then took a moment to
honor GPD Lt. Corey Dahlem, who was
killed by a drunken driver in April.
"We know that he now walks with
God," Hanrahan said.
She said the goals for 2008 are to fur-
ther the ones for 2007, including keeping
the public safe and healthy, sparking
economic development in parts of
Gainesville that are often overlooked
and increasing involvement in educa-
Hanrahan concluded the speech by
urging citizens to vote in the upcoming
The theme of 2007 was "My City,"
Hanrahan said, but Gainesville is our
"Together we can make it even bet-
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Ceramics master shows off
By ALYSSA LaRENZIE
Not many people are lucky enough to get paid for
doing what they love.
Andrew Martin is one of the few who is.
Martin, a master potter, demonstrated his mold and
casting techniques for a group Thursday in an all-day
He is celebrated for his unusual casting techniques,
which became the subject of his award-winning how-
to book, "The Essential Guide to Mold Making & Slip
H.O.T. Clay, the ceramic art student dub, raised
money to fly Martin in from California by selling their
ceramics, said club member Alyssa Welch.
Today, the master potter will share his work again
from 9 a.m. to noon, followed by individual critique
time with students.
The demonstration showcased Martin working on a
teapot, saucer and cup.
His thick, masculine hands covered in white residue
pressed the edges of the marbled day teapot as he de-
scribed the technique.
In a soothing voice, Martin described instructions as
well as personal experiences to the group, mostly com-
posed of graduate ceramic students.
Generally, ceramics are produced by using a pot-
tery wheel, Martin said. However, he often uses plaster
Nicole Safker / Alligator Staff molds to form the shapes of his ceramic art because he
Andrew Martin, a master mold-maker, adds a spout to a piece he thinks and sees in a variety of shapes.
was working on in the Fine Arts C building on Thursday. Martin likes to hold workshops because he can
Forum discusses King's dream
Panelists translate message to today
By KATIE SANDERS
Attendees of a UF forum Thursday night
discussed remaining work to be done to
achieve Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s famous
The forum, sponsored by UF's Alpha Phi
Alpha Fraternity as a part of UF's weeklong
celebration. of King, was called, "Has The
Dream Been Realized."
The debate featured a three-person panel
that discussed four dicey topics with a packed
house in Reitz Union Room 282. About 130
Students, fraternity members and panelists
debated on minority scholarships in educa-
tion; the quality of popular TV shows and
hip-hop music; and the possible implications
of the 2008 election.
Vanessa Goodwin, Student Body vice
president and one of the panelists, said this
generation has been taught to view King as a
civil rights leader, but people often overlook
the fact that the core of his message equality
- could be achieved through love.
"In love, equality is there," Goodwin said.
"We skipped that step of loving each other."
Kenneth Nunn, a UF law professor and
panelist who recalled watch-
ing the "I Have a Dream"
speech live on TV, said imag-
es of King in today's society
as a "good kid.on the block"
King was a leader who
called for love but also want-
King ed social change, Nunn said.
"I think the most important thing for us to
do is to study the man, go back, read what he
was talking about," Nunn said.
"Then we'll have a better sense of where
As a part of UF's King celebration, a health-
care forum, called "A Right Delayed is a Right
Denied," will be held tonight ay 7:30 at the
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interact with the aspiring artists, such as the ones who
attended Thursday. Some stayed for the whole day's
demonstration. At any one time, about 25 people ob-
served him working.
His presence and instruction inspired many of the
students and local artists present.
Freshman Stephanie Mack, an art education major,
stayed for three hours with her. friend to watch him
execute his techniques.
"I think a lot of people think of ceramics
as throwing pots on a wheel or sculpting
figures, but there's a lot more ways of
H.O.T. Clay member/ UF graduate student
Even the more experienced ceramics students who
attended the workshop were in awe of Martin's work
"I think a lot of people think of ceramics as throwing
pots on a wheel or sculpting figures," graduate student
Welch said, "but there's a lot more ways of creating
Martin said he first attempted the molding technique
when he received an assignment in school to make a
piece without a pottery wheel.
"People have to experiment to figure out what their
passion's about," he said. "(Now) I'm probably more' ap-
preciative of being able to work as an artist."
Kyle Fleming of Objects in Motion, a UF student juggling club, per-
forms in front of the Reitz Union Colonnade on Thursday. The group
was demonstrating different activities to get students to join.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 18, 2008 ALLIGATOR, 13
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Crist's new budget proposal wouldn't help UF much
CRIST, from page 1
UF doesn't need help increasing enroll-
ment, and the other areas don't apply to UF,
"Overall, it's a great idea," he said.
"Unfortunately, none of (the proposals)
would directly benefit us."
Crist also suggested giving
State $60 million to the universities to
News establish Centers of Excellence,
which would support various
research projects at the universities.
Split between Florida's 11 public universi-
ties, even that extra money wouldn't make a
huge impact at UF, Orlando said.
For now, UF is looking forward to receiv-
ing extra money from previously implement-
ed tuition increases. The state's public uni-
versities were granted a 5 percent increase
this year that will bring in $9.5 million for
the university system this spring.
Of that, UF will get about $1.4 million.
Candidates shift campaigns as voters turn to early voting,
ELECTIONS, from page 1
The last day of early voting is Jan.
Krysten Rosen, vice president of
political affairs for the UF College
Democrats, said early voting fits eas-
ily into most students' schedules.
"You don't have to worry about
something coming up and you not
being able to go vote," Rosen said.
If students know they will have
tests, quizzes or reading on Jan. 29,
early voting can be the solution, she
Also, they will not be targeted
by campaigns as the election ap-
Gronke said campaigns track
people who register for absentee
ballots and determine if they voted.
"They've checked you off the
list," Gronke said. "No more knock-
ing on your-door, no more phone
calls, all of this is done. They've got
Voting early or by absentee
doesn't only take pressure off of
polling stations and offer conve-
nience to voters. It can transform the
way candidates campaign.
In the 2004 presidential election,
both parties had an early voting ef-
fort in Florida, Gronke said.
Gronke said presidential candi-
dates who are more organized and
have more money tend to be more
Robert Agrusa, former UF
Student Senate president and At-
Large District 2 Gainesville City
Commission candidate, said he is
attending several rallies during the
early voting stretch.
Agrusa is working with student
organizations to encourage students
to vote and vote
Elections early in the local
2008 election as well as
to cut from
SUMMER, from page 1
freshmen accepted in the fall to
save money. But he said that, too,_,
is off the table.
"Whatever we do it's going to
affect some people, and it's going
to be painful," Machen told the
Senate. "My.pledge to you is that
we will be open and transparent
about it, and we will try to make
decisions that are in the best inter-
est of the univer-
Fouke said she
is talking with
the deans of
each UF college
about where ad-
Fouke justments could
Sbe made, but she doesn't know
exactly what will happen.
Fouke said there is no current
discussion about shortening the
summer semester, and registration
should begin in March as sched-
uled, she said.
Summer classes are safe for
now, but there's no telling for how
long, she said.
"It's always possible that you'll
reconsider something you've
already considered," Fouke said.
"You can't predict the future."
Bryan Hannan, a District 2 city
commission candidate, said the next
couple of weeks are about getting
one-on-one interaction with voters.
Early and absentee voting makes
candidates work harder and earlier,
he said. On the flip side, Lauren Poe,
who is also a District 2 city commis-
sion candidate, said early voting
makes a candidate's job easier on
"There are just a lot of people
we don't have to concern ourselves
with because they already voted,"
Po"We'd rather focus on getting our Nicole Safker/Alligator Staff
issues across to voters than educat- Poll deputy Joseph Antonelli waits to greet early voters in front of the County Administration Building in
ing them that there is an election." downtown Gainesville on Thursday.
BUY IT. SELL IT. FIND IT. 373-FIND
FRIDAY, JANUARY 18, 2008
al Fo Rent
*SICK OF SHARING A BATHROOM?*
Get your own this fall!
2Br/2Ba flats, *3Br/3Ba townhms
'IREE Tanning, WID, 24hr gym
PC Lab, Gated, All Amenities, Pt Friendly
Leasing for FALL*377-2777
All Inclusive 3's and 4's
FREE Roommate Matching
FREE Cable, Utilities, Internet
FREE Furn, Tanning, 24hr Fitness Center
Ask About our Huge 2/2.5 Townhouses
Convenient Bus Route!
We've Got The BIG Ones!
Massive-Luxury 1,2&3 Beds
Pool*Hot Tub*Tanning*PC Lab*W/D
FREE Cable with HBO*Most Utilities FREE
Move Now or January! 372-8100
1, 2, 3, 4BR Apts.
LUXURY COLLEGE CRIBS!
Furnished luxury private BR & BA. New 24
Hr Gym, Largest kitchens & Club House!
Mile trail & 3 bus stops in complex! New
Tan beds! From $499 352-271-3131
Roll Out of Bed & Into Class
$469 $499 Gets you all this!
Fully Furnished, Free Ethernet, Free Cable
w/HBO, FREE UTILITIES, W/D,
Roommate match. 379-9300
Spacious 2/2s 3/3s & 4/4s
All Inclusive Resort Living
373-9009 Live in Paradise
Because you deserve it. 4-23-72-1
Luxury 212 & 3/3 TH
NO M/l FEES
FREE Cable w/HBO & Show & Utility Pkgs
MOVE IN TODAY! 335-4455
Roommate wanted-Beautiful Mill Pond
Condo 2/2 furnished. minutes from UF bus
stop right in front to UF., no smoking! $600
month, 441 NW48 Blvd, directly across from
Gainesville Health and Fitness. If interested
call Ashley at 305-323-9742. 1-20-7-1
Two block to UF. Furn room in 4BR condo.
Rent includes all utilities, internet, cable TV,
pool, laundry, TV & microwave. Very nice.
$400 378-4626 1-31-24-1
"LaMancha Condo*2blks to UF 4bd 2bth
ind lease low fall rates $400/mo. free util,free
cable free internet fully furn, new flooring and
paint, pool, laundry room, security. Available
for spring semester or for fall 378-7224 1-
2 rooms for rent, nice furnished house
2 blocks from campus, hdtv, wireless,
all appliances, call Michelle at 5612894759
or Richard at 5612130141
LAMANCHA 914 SW 8th Ave. 2 blocks to
UF, cable tv, utilities, wifi internet all included.
Laundry, security, and pool also. Rooms rent
as low as $425/mo. 352-284-7304 1-23-08-
Move In Immediately. Room for rent in a 2/2
townhouse condo. Quiet, clean, 5 min on the
busline from UF. Fully furnished; $400 covers
all utilities/intemet. Call Kevin 321-474-3466
University and 13th- new and furnished 1/1
with covered and street parking! Full kitchen
with dishwasher & washer/dryer. Central heat
and A/C. $800/month obo. Basic cable & hi-
speed interest incl. Call Mike 224-558-4225
Room for rent in 4/2 Furnished apt.$379/mo
Near UF on bus lines Includes cable,wireless
internet,laundry,garbage,and sewer Also has
game room.fitness center,and pool Available
Now Call 727-430-1490 1-31-15-1
Apply now for Summer and Fall semester
condominium 4BR/2BA, females only. $379
+ 1/4 utils/person. Free cable, poolside view.
Great Location. Archer Road & 34th. Call
Haydee 352-871-8577. 1-30-08-10-1
READY TO MOVE-IN! Oxford Terrace Condo
Walk to campus, 4/4 private room & bath fully
furnished, only $600/mo includes electric, wi-
fi, cable, w/d in unit. No smoking or pets, M or
F Call 321-228-3379 1-24-08-5-1
Female Roommate wanted 1bed/lba in 3/2
Campus Edge. Parking, Internet, Washer/
Dryer, Utilities, Cable included. Convenient
location! $550/mo. Contact 561.665.0718 or
1 BR Private Pool Cottage.
walk to Univ $595 + $155 util.
wireless & more-First & Last
No pets no smoking. 377-2026. 1-24-08-
Room for rent in 2/2 @ Sparrow. $500/mo
Phone / Sat high spd incl. Amen Pool, bas-
ketball & tennis crt, gym etc. Off Tower Rd.
No lease req. Avail Feb 15. 352-283-0240
2/2-Furnished or Unfurnished
Pets Allowed $1194
2 7 1A I
2BLKS to UF-$360/Mo
4Br-$360/Rm Museum Rd-cable, internet, Fo r R
water incil Move in now or fall. 281-3551. For Renti
hidden lake apt for sublease!...furnished or
unfurnished you choose but price stays the
same. $1038 a month. 2bed/2bath, spa-
cious, hge closets, balcony, alot of parking,
clubhouse with pool, 24 hr gym. January
Room for female in NW home. $400/mo incl
all. Big yard. Near bus to UF & shopping.
Short lease ok. 352-281-8935 1-25-17-1
*QUIET, CLEAN, LOTS of GREEN SPACE.
Rustic 1BR apt. $375/mo.
01BR cottage $435/mo. Call 378-9220 or
mobile 213-3901. 4-23-72-2
LUXURY 2/2 STEPS TO UFI
LEASING FOR FALL 2008
Private baths, W/D, monitored alarm
From under $650 per person! Pets OK
1 & 2 BR MOVE IN TODAY!
1/1 ONLY $654 HUGE 782 sf!
2/2 ONLY $729 HUGE 1078 sf!
Water/Sewer Included 'Pets Ok
Bike to UF/Shands 335-7275
LIVE THE DOWNTOWN LIFE
Steps from clubs-blocks to UF
Studios, 1/1s, 2/2s & 3/3s
Alarm, Pool. W/D, PETS OK
Reserve NOW for fall! 338-0002
Apartments off SW 20th Ave. Close to
shopping, bus line and a few miles from UF.
Price range $435 to $550. Includes water,
sewer, garbage and pest control. Sorry no
pets allowed. Call 335-7066 Mon-Fri. 4-
I MOVE IN TODAY!
1BR Apartment Quiet Pets OK
ONLY $588 Includes Water/Sewer
Walk/Bike to UF/Shands/Shopping
Nice Pools/Courtyards 372-7555 4-23-08-
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
HUGE 3 BR ready NOWI
Tennis, pool, basketball, FREE UF Parkingl
Includes alarm, patio, disposal, D/W
Call today 376-4002 pinetreegardens.com
Deluxe, large one or two bedroom, 60 second
walk to UF. Wood firs, washer dryer included,
fireplace, patio deck. Can furnish. Short term
available. Private Owner. $595-up. 352-538-
2181. Lv msg 4-23-08-72-2
*GET TO CLASS ON TIME*
Close to UFII!
Luxury 1/1, 2/2 flats & 3/3 TH
FREE cable HBO/Show & Tanning
Gated Alarms Pet Friendly
Oxford Manor, 377-2777
** ELLIE'S HOUSES **
Quality single family homes. Walk or bike to
UF. www.ellieshouses.com 352-215-4991 or
APTS ACROSS FROM UF
Available FALL 2008
Rooms, Studios and 1/1s
From only $466 per month!
A SWEET DEAL
on our Luxury 1/1, 2/2 & 3/3 townhomes
FREE cable w/HBO & Showtime
All Amenities plus FREE Tanning
Gated*Alarm*Pet Friendly 335-4455
Location Is EVERYTHING!
HUGE 1,2, & 3 BRS'I
Pet Friendly*FREE Parking @ UF
Great Rates! Call Now 373-1111
**3BRS & Roommate Match**
1.9 mi to UF-W/D*Garages
Free Cable w/HBO & Showtime
Free Tanning~Comp. Lab
Pets welcome-Private dog park
Luxury Living 377-2801
BIVENS COVE Leasing for Fall & NOW!
1 BR-$729, 2BR-$453/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-$425/person,
W/D in select units. FREE Tanning!
Be the BIGGEST on the block!
2Bdrs for FALL $839. We loveALL 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 NOW1
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-
Sign now for Fall!
1/1 and 2/1 Apartments
As low as $555 per month
Laundry On Site, Pets Welcome!
Hidden Village Apartments
MINUTES FROM UF!!!
313's from only $486 per Bdrm
4/4's from only $452 per Bdrm
FREE Cable w/ HBO/ SHOWTIME
FREE Tanning, 24hr Fitness Center
Ask About our Huge 2/2.5 Townhouses
Convenient Bus Route!
FORGET YOU HAVE ROOMMATES!
Huge 4BR townhomes w/N/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 TODAY!
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
All inclusive studios from $575
2brs from $395/room
Walk to class, free parking!
Pets Welcome! 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
Mon-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
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
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
Ren iii For Rent =For Ren For Rent
For Rent_ ufurnised_________ ~
rnhd J 1 unfurnished unfurnished tnunse
"*Capstone Quarters*** 2bd 2bth individual
lease walk to UF. On bus lines, later gator.
furnished, washer & dryer, pool $450/mo.
Available now or for fall. 359-4445 1-22-
$199 1st month's rent 377-8797
FRIDAY, JANUARY 18, 2008 N ALLIGATOR, 15
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
ACROSS FROM UF!
All inclusive studios from $575
1BRs from $599 -Avail Fall 2008
Pets loved. Wood floors available
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
Close to Campus. 1/1 Guesthouse, tile floor,
fenced yard, high ceilings. Great for grad stu-
dent. $575.00 + sec. 909 NW 9th Ave. Call
Chad 407-230-2423 1-28-08-10-2
Available Now & Fall
Visions South Apts.
Walk to UF. new complex 1 BR $999
2BR 2.5 BA washer/Dryer
$1499 pets allowed
Gore-Rabell Realty 378-1387
Your new home- Ready NOW or for FALL
Stop by to look at our awesome floor plans
1, 2, & 3 BRs open for Spring or now!
Huge floor plans, D/W, Alarm, Pool & Tennis
Call today! 376-4002 pinetreegardens.com
Large shady yard. No pets. Available Jan 1,
2008. $950/mo. 352-378-9220 or 352-213-
BEAUTIFUL AND LUXURIOUS
Ceramic tile, maple cabinets, TV in Kitchen
Huge Scr. Porches, W/D, Walk-in Closets
Only 1.5 miles to UF
2/2's & 3/3's Starting at $500/per person
Hidden Lake 374-FUNN 4-23-72-2
Parker Road Baptist Church Radiant Light
3200 SW 122nd Street. Church of All Worlds
Dr. James Jackson, Interim Pastor An InterFaith group with
332-4991. 9:45 Sunday School NeoPagan roots. Meets Sundays at
WVorship @ 11am & 6pm noon. Call 378.9659 for directions
\Worship@ 7pm and Youth WOW
Reformed & Evangelical
Sunday Worship 1 lam & 6pm
9420 North County Road 225
Campus Bible Study Wed. 6:30pm
@ the BCM, 1604 W. Univ. Ave.
,A contemporary Christian church
touching Gainesville and the
#University of FL. Victory UF is ou
campus ministry. Sunday 10:30am
Wed 7:00pm Friday 7:00pm. Call
for a ride.
I victorychurch.us (352) 371-7800
Episcopal Chapel House
Communion Services on Sun. at
6:30pm, Wed. at 5:15pm, and
Fri. at 12pm. Oasis in the city
garden (with free wireless) open
9am to 9pm, fellowship, and more
SSunday Service 10:30a.m.
'College Bible Study Wed 7pm at
lf the Christian Study Center
| 2640 NW 39th Avenue for more
information call (352)'378-1800
Jewish Student Center
C -Your home away from home.
Friday Night Live!
-"NServices & Shabbat Dinner.
" -7:30pm Spring semester
-352-336-5877; 2021 NW 5th Ave
-(5 blocks north of the stadium)
University Lutheran Churcl
& Campus Ministry
1826 W University Ave.
Student Bible Study Wed 5:30
Worship 10:25am Sundays
CASABLANCA WEST! 3BR 2.5BATH,
Porch, w/d hookups, pool, $895/rent
2735 SW 35th Place #201
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
BIKE TO CLASSIC 3BR 2BA Ceramic tile,
large fenced yard, pets considered, $595/
rent, 3801 SW 17th Place
Carl Turlington Real Estate, inc. 372-9525
BIKE TO 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 SHANDS/UFI Quiet,2B
1.5 BATH, wood laminate flooring, newi
carpet, washer/dryer, $825/rent, 4536 S1
Carl Turlington RelI Estate, Inc. 372-952
First Presbyterian Church
Missing your home church? Come
worship with us at 10:55am and
then be our guest at The College
Cafe for a nutritious lunch.
College Bible Study Wed. night 9pm,)
4106 SW 3rd Street 352-378-1527
Faith Presbyterian Church
:30 AM Worship -- 11:00 AM
|unday School -- 10:00 AM
5916 NW 39th Avenue,
Presbyterian & Disciples of
hrist Student Center
en, affirming and spiritually
diverse. Taize worship Sun. at
7pm. $1 Dinners Weds. at 7pm.
ITheology on Tap Tues. Stubbies
Pub Downtown 8pm
S1402 University Ave, 376-7539
' r/First United Methodist pUniversity City
SChurch Church of Christ
Traditional Sunday Worship Gators for Christ campus
8:25am and 10:55am. All Ages ministry college group meets at
We Sunday School Groups- 9:45am. University City church on Sundays
Wednesday Dinner ($2 Students) at 9:30am and Wednesdays at 7pm
and Classes- 5:30 7:30pm. practical application from God's
419 NE 1st St. www.fumcgnv.org word, plus service projects, large
(352)372-8523 group events, free meals and much
< University United Methodist~,ore... (directions and fall calendar
urc t Unted Methos at www.gatorsforchrist.org)
The Wesley Foundation meeting at PASSAGE Family Church
the Prebyterian SC PASSAGE Family Church
1402 W University Avenue 2020 NE 15th Street
Sunday Worship Cafe www.passageministries.org
Traditional Blend 9:30am S1AM 9:30 AM 11AM Sundays
Free breakfast 10:30am 7-7PM Wednesdays Prayer & Bible
Modem Worship 11:00am Study. PASSAGE is a progressive
Thursday evening 8:00pm non-denominational ministry that
Sufwesley.com for more info is Word-based and vision driven.
Come soar with us
1on o 1Sih WO hiS g&
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 email@example.com
Shands/UF area. Leave message please
386-328-6229, cell 386-972-4115 or email:
*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 latel 371-7777
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-
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. Centf. 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.
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
Available Aug 1 4BR/3BA beautiful mod-
ern house only 3 years old, dishwasher,
fireplace, wash/dryer, nice quiet street. Call
for directions. $1550/mo. 2108 NW 8th Ct.
HOUSES NEAR UF
3Br-6Br houses for rent. Walk to UF.
Hardwood firs, fireplaces, huge rooms
Photos at: www.ForRentNearUF.com
Tour Todayl 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
friendly! www.TrimarkProperti, esom
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
1 BR/1 BA, Hardwood Firs, Claw Foot Tub,
Central Heat/Air in Renovated Victorian
Home. Available Now! Laundry Onsite.
$585/mo Water/Pest Cntrl Included. Contact:
727-808-2388 or visit www.myspace.com/
*SUN ISLAND APTO
**Walk or Bike to CampusOO
1-1 from $560/mo**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
Available Now 1 bedroom with private bath-
room in 4/4 condo, $450/room + utilities. Call
Heather (352) 408-0375 or Luanne (352)
16, ALLIGATOR N FRIDAY, JANUARY 18, 2008
1 bd / 1 bath apartment for rent in Tumblin
Creek. Clean quiet complex. Walk to
UF. $599.00 per mnth. Call today for an
Appointment. 352-494-0854 Available now.
SPACIOUS DOWNTOWN 1BR/1BA. 1 mile
from UF, 2 blocks from bars. Hardwood
floors, walk-in closet, cats allowed. Sublease
thru July. Rent $600. Feb. rent free. Move-in
costs negotiable. Call Jenny 378-3806. 1-
lbr/lba apart on #12 route to campus. Full
kitchen, walk-in closet, no W/D hookups.
$539/!fm includes free water. $250 lease
transfer + $39 app fee up front negotiable.
Lease Feb.-July '08. Call Zach 941-518-4542
3 Br/1 bath in Duplex. 3Blocks to Downtown
10 blocks to Campus. Spacious and avail
now.$800/mo 611 SW 3rd St, call 514-6281
Brand New luxury 2 bedroom units with gran-
ite counters, crown moldings, etc. located by
The Oaks Mall. Units start at $975.00. For
more information or to take a tour of the unit
contact Hampton Oaks Apartments at 352-
NW 39th Ave 2BR/2BA With loft, large, open,
bright $740-750 without loft $635-650. Gated
patio, trees, costly laminated floor, part utils
paid. Convenient, good neighborhood. 373-
8310, 219-3937 1-28-8-2
Sublease @ Sunrise 1BR/1IBA $529/mo. No
deposits, close to campus. Quiet, no rent un-
til Feb 1. 352-870-3729 1-24-08-5-2
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. 1-24-08-5-2
One Block to UF
318 NW 14th Street, Avail August 1st.
2 bedroom/1 bath efficiency, window ac
- $650 per month Call Todd 514-4915 1-
Luxury Apts 2/2 for lease 900 SF large mas-
ter bedroom. beautiful pool. treadmills, tennis
court-. fs allowed, furniture optional, call
352-505-3148. available now and following
APTS for rent close to UF!
Merrill Management Inc.
352-372-1494 xi 0 1-25-6-2
2BR 1 BA Home off NW 6th St.
Terazzo Floors, Window A/C, Nat
Gas ht. 750 sq. ft. $600/Mo
404 NW 28th Avenue
Call Merrill Management Inc
352-372-1494 x 10 1-25-6-2
Grad II Apts, Carpet,
Central H &Air, Laundry
1236 SW 4th Avenue $575
Includes Utilities. Call
Merrill Management Inc
2BR 1BAApt 1BLKto UFI
Wood Floors, Window A/C
Nat Gas ht. $625/Mo
1210 SW 3rd Avenue
Call Merrill Management Inc.
2BR 1BAGarageApt, 1 BLK
to UFI Wood Floors, Central H &Air
Includes all Utilities $850/Mo
1014 Sw 2nd Place #B
Call Merrill Management Inc. 1-25-6-2
1BR &'2BR 1BAApt near Sams & Walmart
Terazzo Floors, Window A/C, Nat gas ht
$425 to $550/Mo /Mo 2901 NW 14th St.
Call Merrill Management Inc
352-372-1494 x 10 1-25-6-2
Looking Glass Apartments
2/1 Luxury Apartment
115 steps from campus
376-1114 or 111 NW 16th St. #1. 4-23-58-2
Don't be a Loner!
2/1 from $395/room
Luxury 2/2.5 from $650/room
Wood floors avail. Pets loved.
Steps to UF! 372-7111
Available Aug 1st 4BR/2BA house. Wood
floors, fireplace, wash/dry, fenced yard for
privacy. $1400/mo. Call 339-2342. 830 NW
16th Ave. 1-25-08-5-2
Available Aug 1st 1 BR/1 BA studio with own
private entrance, fireplace, wash/dryer pro-
vided, hardwood floors. Very nice. 106 SW
12th St. $500/mo. Call 339-2342. One block
from campus. 1-25-08-5-2
Plus July free on
15 month lease
May 08 July 09
1.1 from $560
2.1 from $650
$375 $650 No, app or pet fee. 1 & 2BR,
most units have privacy fence & fireplace.
SW. Short lease some units. 352-331-2099
Cute 2BR home in NE. AC, W&D
hookups,fenced yard.$675/mo. No pets.
1105 NE 10th Place. Realtor 262-4546.
Last spring semester
paper published on
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Sublease Pvt BR/Bath in 2BR condo at
Museum Walk. Available Now! 1ST MONTH
FREE $650/mo all utilsiites included. Great
amenieites. Call now for great deal. 352-634-
5427 or Kristen.L.Bare@sfcc.edu 1-18-10-3
need 1 male roommate in 3bedroom house.
Less than 2 miles from UF golf course. Non
smokers. $425m exc utilities. Call Frank at
850-519-2180. Jan 08 to july 08 2-8-08-,
I WILL PAY YOU $200! Female for 1/1 in 3/3
@ The Estates. Furnished, priv bath, HUGE
room. $580/mo all-inclusive. Call Lili @ 954-
Great room for rent, 4 minute walk to cam-
pus. NW 14th st. and NW 4th ave at college
park, just north of campus. location is perfect
and rent is cheap! 1 room in a 3bd 2bath, call
for details 239 849 4488 1-29-08-16-03
Room at Spyglass for rent. $475/mo, utilities
inc, male only, living room furnished, own
bathroom, walk-in closet. Take over lease,
expires 07/31/08, $125 credit for signing.
Bus route(20) to UF: Bruce 941-716-3554.
The Polo's 1BR/1BD FREE TANNING, fire-
place, vaulted ceiling, Pets Welcome, Gym,
comp lab, study rm, (3)pools, (2)hot tubs,
great maintance help,screened in porch
$730/per mo avail NOW! Kerri 561-306-6871
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 email@example.com
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 1-23-10-3
LAW STUDENT seeking 2 roommates in
3BR/3BA new house located across from
law school. Rent negotiable. Call 813-924-
Sublease 2br/2ba Polos of Gainesville, need
1 female roommate $375/mo $800, W/D, ref,
pool bus lines. Avail now to 7/31/08. Call
Helen 904-641-6219, 904-563-6134 2-
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.
Great4BR/4BA apt suite with personal rooms
at Melrose. Subleasing for $455/mo incl all
utilities. Immediate move in reuested. Close
to UF campus and reliable busing. For more
information call 352-262-5740 1-18-5-3
3/3 at The Polos. $392/ month. January and
February rent paid, no move in or sublet fees.
Male room mate needed. Call (239) 826-
2914 with questions. 1-18-08-5-3
579/mon 1bd 1bth College Manor Sublet
32601 on 2ndAve till Aug08. 1st floor, right
near the front door, brand new flooring,
across st. from Univ. No security dep.
spy firstname.lastname@example.org 352-281-7559
1Br, PINE RUSH, 529$/m, bus 20 and 21,
Some furnitures included and other on
sale. tel: 352 870 0947/3523711607.mail:
email@example.com. free from 17 Juanary and
febrery completely free. 1-18-08-3-3
Apartment for Sublease!
1bd / 1bth $549 a month.
Lease from April to July
More info; call Jessi @ 363-9479 1-23-5-3
Large one bedroom for rent in house just
off Univ Blvd by stadium. 1BR/3BR house.
Sublease thru summer. Spacious, w/laundry
rm. $400/mo. Call 904-707-3481 1-24-08-
2BR/1BAApt in the cottages $500/mo. Avail
immed. Lease ends 7/31/08. PETS OK.
Dep $500. Normally $600 you keep $100.
The rest of Jan is paid. Nice balcony. Near
downtown & public library 352-870-7932
$370 at 3/3 TO THE POLOS. JANAURY
ALL FREE. PRIVATE BATH INSIDE! $10
DISCOUNT forAgreement ON THE DAY[ not
furnished. Available to Aug/7/08. Call 352-
871-6532 or EMail firstname.lastname@example.org
JANUARY RENT & UTILITIES FREE
Rent 1 Bedroom in Huge Spacious 3/3 with
private bathroom. Right next to campus. Only
$450/mo ($100/mo savings) Furnished living
room and bedroom, cable & internet, & 24hr
mntce. Pet Friendly. Andrew 954-242-8805
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
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Female grad student wanted to share spa-
cious 3/2 house. Convenient to UF, Shands
& vet school, very quiet neighborhood, large
privacy fenced yard. Clean/friendly pets may
be considered sorry no cats. 352-359-3165
1 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
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-
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.
$400/mo, $200 deposit. includes all util, in-
ternet, cable, pool, W/D. No lease. Call 373-
Rooms for rent in Nice NW home. $370. 2-3
m to university and Santa Fe. Near bus route.
W/D. Internet/Cable included. Utils incl. Call
Quiet, county employee seeks roommate for
2BR/1 BA apt. All deposits are paid. $450/mo
incl rent, elec, local phone, cable & high
speed internet access. Seeking clean, quiet
person. Call 352-374-7158 1-23-10-4
CAMPUS EDGE condo, adjacent to campus,
walk to Shands and Vet school. $475, top
story, vaulted ceilings, pook, washer & dryer.
Call 352-262-2871 2-6-08-20-4
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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 1-23-08-10-4
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)
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 2-1-08-15-4
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, email@example.com 1-25-08-10-4:
Move in now, FREE January rent.
One bedroom available M or F in a 3 bed-
room house on NW 25 St and Univ near
Law School. Rent 350 + 1/3 utilities. Lease
until August. Bus, bike, or walk to campus.
Contact Amanda at (786)208 6509. 1-18-
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
Roommate needed in Marchwood 2/2. w/d,
cable, high speed internet, wood floors, pool.
Close to UF/Butler Plaza, bus to campus.
$500/mo util included. Call Amber (321)591-
Great House <1mi from campus!UF room-
mate needed ASAP! 3/2. Wood firs, fireplace.
Int/Cbl Dogs allwd. No smokers.$625/mo
Danielle 305-785-2894 1-18-3-4
female roommate wanted in 3bed/3bath
condo at rockwood villas available immediat-
ley. Cable, WiFi, and utitlities incl. for $450 a
month. Washer/Dryer, great parking, and lo-
cated on the UF bus route, for more info call
Jerry at 407-403-0656. 1-23-08-5-4
* $280-$310/mo Nice rooms. Walk to UF.
Short term ok. Low move-in. Small pet pos-
* ALSO 5BR house, bike to UF. $1000. 352-
Two roommates wanted to share a three
bedroom/2 bath house near SFCC with a
female UF student. Nice house, in good con-
dition and neighborhood. $325/month + 1/3
utilities each person. 1-25-5-4
FEMALE roommate SW estate Irg pvt rm pvt
bath&pvt 2carG wifi hi spd cable W/D util big
scrn hotub fireplace 10min to UF $450/mo
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Built to last a lifetime Priced from mid-$250s
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New carpet in bdrms newer appliances
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BED QUEEN $110 ORTHOPEDIC
Extra thick, pillow-top, mattress & box. Name
brand, new, still in plastic. Call 352-372-7490
will deliver. 4-23-08-72-6
BED FULL SIZE $85 ORTHOPEDIC
Pillow-top mattress & box. New, unused, still
in plastic w/warranty. Can deliver. Call 352-
MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT- $375
Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must
sell. Can deliver. Retail $1600. 352-372-7490
BED KING $170 PILLOWTOP ft
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
18, ALLIGATOR E FRIDAY, JANUARY 18, 2008
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.
MItt. 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
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** SCOOTERS **
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SALES, SERVICE, PARTS
Many Brands Available 518 SE 2nd St.
*****New Scooters 4 Less*****
Motor Scooter Sales and Service!
Great Scooters, Service & Prices!
118 NW 14th Ave, Ste D, 336-1271
***GatorMoto*** Our new state of
the art facility will be completed this Spring!
We have new scooters starting at $999. lyr
Warranties. We also service ALL brands of
scooters. Pickup Available. Low Labor Rates.
Free estimates. 376-6275 GatorMoto.com
New Scooters 4 Less has LOW service rates!
Will service any make/model. Close to UF!
Pick-ups avail $19.99 oil changes!! 336-1271
CLOSE TO CAMPUS 534 SW4th Ave.
Scooters, E-bikes, Offroad, & Accessories!!
Best Prices and Customer Service!!
Buy A New Scooter, Buy A Used Scooter
All on one site! Check the website or call
336-1271 for more info! 4-23-08-72-11
GATORMOTO is Gainesville's number 1
service facility. We repair ALL brands of
scooters. Pickups available. Lowest labor
rates around. Quickest turnaround time. Run
by Gator Grads so we know how to treat our
customers! 376-6275 4-23-08-72-11
BACK TO SCHOOL SCOOTER
CLEARANCE AT NEW SCOOTERS 4 LESS
Brand New 2007 Models
Full warranties! Limited # Avail!
3 New Electric Mopeds/Scooters
Burgundy, Blue, & Black. $689/ea.
Call 352-284-7174 Other models also
available at www.relectricscooters.com
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
2006 XING 50CC silver scooter. Talking
alarm. LT 1500 mi. Rides great! Just got tune
up. electric & kick start. $900 perfect for riding
to classes, no ins needed, call laurin if inter-
ested 407-462-2693 1-23-08-5-11
KAWASAKI NINJA 250cc 2002
Only 5500 miles. Asking only $2500. Call
Federico 352-328-5907 1-24-4-11
*FAST CASH PAID FOR ANY CAR*
*Running or notlS
*NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS .
*Over 10 yr svc to UF students
*Call Don @ 215-7987 4-23-72-12
CARS -CARS Buy*Sell*Trade
Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes
Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars
3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com
CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150
OVER 50 IMPORTS UNDER $10,000
SELECT MOTOR CAR
THE YELLOW BUILDING
2715 N MAIN 377-1616
$500! POLICE IMPOUNDS!
HONDAS, CHEVYS, TOYOTAS, ETC.
For listings 800-366-9813 ext 4622
JUNK CARS HAULED AWAY!
*** FREE FREE FREE* FREE***
MUST HAVE TITLE! METRO GNV ONLY!
CALL DON 215-7987 4-23-72-12
CARS FROM $291MO!
Hondas Chevys Jeeps and more!
$0 Down, 36 Months @ 8.5% apr.
For listings call 800-366-9813 ext 9765
POWER WINDOWS DON'T WORK?
On site available. Call Steve 352-226-1973
*FAST CASH PAID*
For any car, truck, or SUV Running or not.
'94 and up. Call Segovia 352-284-8619 4-
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. 2-1-08-72-13
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
* Sun City Auto Sales
* 2000 discount off finance price
* No credit check.
* All vehicles "0" down
* 352-338-1999 4-23-08-58-12
* Sun City Auto Sales
* Buy Here/Pay Here
* More than 300 vehicles in stock
* 30 days warranty any finance
* 352-338-1999 4-23-08-58-12
* Sun City Auto Sales
S Free service until end of contract
* Any vehicle finance
* Oil change/tune up/brake job
* 352-338-1999 4-23-08-58-12
Car for sale
1995 CHEVY LUMINA
Needs new radiator. Runs great with radiator
fixed. Will sell for $600. Call 352-359-1241
Police Impounds for Sale! 93 Honda Civic
$600! 94 Toyota Corolla $800! For listings
call (800)366-9813 Ext 9271. 1-18-1-12
$500 POLICE IMPOUNDS Cars from $500!
Tax Repos, US Marshall and IRS sales!
Cars, Trucks, SUV's, Toyota's, Honda's,
Chevy's, more! For listings Call '(800)425-
1730 x2384. 1-18-1-12
THE'AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY
NEEDS VOLUNTEER DRIVERS
Transport patients to/from treatments
Must have valid driver's license,
safe driving record & attend training session.
Call 352-376-6866 ext 114 for more info.
LOCAL ARTIST NEEDS:
Gold Diamonds Gems Class Rings
ETC Top Cash $$$ or Trade *
OZZIE'S FINE JEWELRY 373-9243. 4-23-
BE AN INSPIRATION!
Take a blind lady to Mass on Sundays and for
walks and shopping as needed. We'll have
lots of funl And you will make a new friend!
Contact 219-6948. 2-1-08-72-13
UF GRAD PAYS MORE
for gold jewelry, scrap gold, Rolex, diamonds,
guitars, etc. Top $$$. Get my offer before you
sell! Call Jim 376-8090 or 222-8090 4-23-
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made through advertising. We suggest that
any reader who responds to advertising use
caution and investigate the sincerity of the
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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. EEO/AA
0 the independent florida
RETAIL ADVERTISING MANAGER
We are looking for a motivated, ener-
getic and sales driven individual to train a
student sales staff in outside advertising
sales. Emphasis on building new business
relationships and increasing existing client
base. Newspaper ad sales background an
advantage. Marketing experience a plus.
The job is 100% sales. Modest salary, good
benefits and excellent working environment.
With resume, send cover letter that must
include salary requirements for you to be
condisered for an interview. Send to: General
Manager, The Independent Florida Alligator,
POB 14257, Gainesville, FL. 32604 Or email
firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls. EOE.
the independent florida
What's black and white and
"read" all over???
The Independent Florida Alligator
And you can be part of the sales team of
the largest college newpaper in the
country by applying to become an
(this is a non-paid spring position
requiring 10-15 hours per week
possibly leading to a paid sales position)
If you are a UF or
SFCC student available
to work both spring AND summer and are
eager to gain valuable sales experience,
stop by the Alligator. 1105 W. University
Avenue, to fill out an application and
class schedule by Jan 25th. We will contact
you for an interview opportunity to
get your career jump started! EEO/AA
LIKE TO WORK WITH LUXURY CARS?
Bright? Enthusiastic? Like people? Must be
over 22, stable work history, clean driving
record, drug-free, perssonal references.
www.carrsmith.com for details. 4-23-72-14
CNA CLASS: $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:
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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
FRIDAY, JANUARY 18, 2008 U ALLIGATOR, 19
*l Help Wanted
$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
Fora major telecom company. Flexible hours.
PT or FT. No nights or weekends. Bilingual a
plus. EEOC. 372-2051 4-23-72-14
EARN $60 THIS WEEK!
Donate Plasma & Save a Life
Best part-time job you'll ever have.
Bring this Ad and Earn an
Extra $5 on Your 2nd Donation.
DCI Biologicals 150 NW 6th St.
PARK PLACE CAR WASH
Now Hiring FT & PT positions available.
Great environment, flexible hours. Apply in
person 7404 NW4th Blvd-Across from Home
Phone survey interviewers wanted.
Start work today! No sales,
opinion research only! Flexible
Scheds! Perceptive Market
Research 336-6760 ex 4081 Call Now!
P/T, F/T, flex hrs. Good pay, tips
advancement. Apply 505 NW 53rd Ave B/T
Maiin NW 13 St. Bring friend to work with.
UF Survey Research Center
$7.50-$8.00/hr + Bonus
Student and Non-Student Positions
Great Resume Builder
352-392-2908 Ext 105
408 W. University Ave suite 106
)0 11 Help Wanted Help Wanted
If You're Not Earning
$500 A Day Part Time, visit
Mortgage lender has immediate openings
for college students for telephone sales posi-
tions. No exp required. Flex hours. Apply in
person between 5 & 8 pm, Mo-Fr 1900 SW
34th St. Ste 206 (2nd fir above credit union)
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-
Leasing Agents Needed
Large student community looking for mo-
tivated and high energy people to join our
team. P/T or F/T available. Prior experience
preferred, but not necessary. Fax resume to
352-377-1476 or email lsmith@ucommonsc
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
Send resume to email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 1-31-08-
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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, PiT & FIT. Exp preferred. Earn
great pay while having funll! Apply in
person at 201 SE 2nd Ave #104, Union St.
Station. No calls please. 1-22-10-14
Dragonfly Rolls 'n Bowls
Successful entrepreneurial business seek-
ing motivated and team oriented individuals
for CASHIER/HOST & PREP positions,
P/IT & 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 on
Hardware/software products. Knowledge of
LINUX & non-Google/Yahoo search engines
pref. Troubleshoot serverw/6-8 work stations.
Resume to email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 1-23-08-
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
NOW HIRING DANCERS
Apply 12 SW 2nd St, Downtown Gainesville,
behind 8 Seconds next to parking garage.
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
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-
)1 *i Help Wanted
Full Time / Part Time Maintenance Help
needed. Fax/email resume to Looking Glass
com Fax: 352-376-1184 4-23-70-14
*SUMMER IN MAINE*
Males and females.
Meet new friends! Travel!
Teach your favorite acitvity.
*Water Ski *Kayak
OSilver Jewelry *Rocks
*English Riding *Ropes
*Copper Enameling *Art
OField Hockey *Office
June to August. Residential
Enjoy our website. Apply on line
TRIPP LAKE CAMP for Girls:
Part-time & full-time sales positions in local
management co. Fax resume, cover letter
& avail schedule to 352-376-6269 or email
Florida Survey Research Center
eve & weekends, $7.50 to start
go to flsurveyresearch.org for app
email Janet for info:firstname.lastname@example.org
ATTENTION SCIENCE MAJORS!
Kaplan Test Prep & Admissions is currently
hiring Science Teachers & Tutors. Kaplan
offers flexible schedules, competitive pay,
extensive training and a benefits package for
part-time employees and their dependents
after just 30 days of service. For more infor-
mation call 352-377-0014 or e-mail katherine
.email@example.com 1-24-08-5-14 -T.
02B Kids Specialty Teachers Wanted!
For Drama, Cheerleading & Gymnastics.
Please call 332-5500 ext 143 for an inter-
JP GATORS BAR, GRILL & BILLIARDS
Now hiring Bartenders, Wait & Cooks.
Flexible hours. Apply at 1605 SW 13th. St.
NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE 1-23-08-4-14
FULL TIME LAB TECH POSITION
BS IN MICROBIOLOGY AND CELL
SCIENCE OR RELATED FIELD. $13.50/hr.
e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org 1-25-08-10-14
AUTOCAD PT PERSON M-F DAILY 30-50
HOURS WEEKLY STARTING $9. HOURLY
BASED ON EXPERIENCE. MUST BE
DEPENDABLE & GOOD KNOWLEDGE OF
BASIC AUTOCAD. 1 MILE FROM CAMPUS.
MARKETING POSITION PT person M-F,
daily 20-30 hrs weekly. Start $8.75/hourly
based on experience. Must be dependable
and have excellent communication skills.
Must be proficient in Excel&Word. 1 mile from
campus. Email: email@example.com 1-
Duties include data entry, 25-35wpm,
answering phones, fax, email. FT/PT. $10-
$12/hr. Ask for Mary, call 1-877-842-9901
GATORFOOD.COM DELIVERY DRIVERS
Great pay make your own schedule. No
late nights! Experienced drivers earn more.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Receptionist for Balanced Body Physical
Therapy & Pilates. M&W 8:30-4pm T,Th,F,
8-1:30 total 32 hrs $9/hr Retail/frontdesk
exp. 1 full yr commitment, email resume
& refs only if you meet all requirements
Eyeglass Express seeks PT doctor's assis-
tant/ receptionist. Duties include filing, bill-
ing, scheduling & light optical tasks. $10/hr.
Apply 9-5, Mon-Fri, Butler Plaza location.
FT & PT Teachers needed at play-based
child care center for children ages 6wks to
5yrs. Must love children! Great work envi-
ronment. Health Insurance paid for full time
employees. Call 377-2290 or 373-1481 2-
SCHOOL BOARD OF ALACHUA COUNTY
AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM-VARIOUS
ENERGETIC PEOPLE TO TEACH
OUTDOOR GAMES $10/hr BA
desired or successful exp working
CREATIVE PEOPLE TO TEACH ARTS
& CRAFTS $10/hr BA desired or
successful exp working w/children.
Hours required-M,T,Th,F 1:45-5:30, Wed-
DRUG TESTING REQUIRED-
BACKGROUND CHECK CONDUCTED-
CALL 955-7766 FOR INFORMATION. Apply
online www.sbac.edu or at Kirby Smith 620
E. UniversityAve. 1-18-5-14
Now hiring PT leasing & sales agent. Close
to campus. Must work weekends, Mon. &
Wed. hrs: also available. Must have good
work ethic & outgoing personality. E-mail
resume to email@example.com or call
373-7959 4-23-58-14 :.
Elementary Education student wanted for
tutoring 4th grade girl, Mon afternoons $15/
hour, call 372:3690 1-22-08-5-14
P/T, Entry level Web Programmer
Needed for small web company in
Gainesville. Strong computer skills and
proficiency in hand-coded HTML (no gen-
erators). Graphics experience is a plus' ~ee
Get paid to play at the YMCA
Chilcare Counselor, Gymnastics coaches
Wellness Attendants a.m., Aerobics
Instructor Front Desk Attendants. 352-374-
Tutors needed 1-on-1 tutoring at risk elem
school students. 1-4 afternoons/wk $9.50/hr
15-20 min S of UF. Fed work study req. for
employment. Volunteers welcome. For info
contact Sally 352-384-1155; firstname.lastname@example.org
Electrical Engineering Student? Need your
creative expertise!! Great P/T Situation, Will
discuss compensation. Call 904-252-5266
M-F 9-5pm. 1-18-08-3-14
HOMEWORK COACH for bright 7th grade
student with ADD that needs organization
and focus help. Mon thru Thurs afternoons
or evenings. 1-2 hours per day. $10 per hour.
Email email@example.com 1-23-08-5-14
FEMALE DRIVER WANTED
to transport student from Eastside H.S. at
12:20 to UF on W&F. 352-219-0020 1-22-
LEASING AGENT, PT
Friendly, energetic person. Experience
preferred. 20 hrs/wk. Hourly & bonus.Great
benefits. Must be avail. weekends.Apply in
person 13400 Progress Blvd. Alachua or
Hunters Crossing Apts. DFWP 4-23-08-
Optometrist Assistant needed MWF f6'-.!sy
practice. Please fax resume and availability
to (352) 248-0692. 1-23-08-5-14
OFFICE ASSISTANT ft/pt one semester or
longer. Proficiency in computers. $6.75/hr.
email resume, indicate your preference for
ft/pt, spring semester or longer, avi.days and
hrs. SIVA1950@yahoo.com 1-23-08-5-14
Statewide Furniture Installers Needed.
Hiring Today for FT&Summer Work. Starting
$10-$12 On EXP. Hotel & Meal Comp.Fast
Advancement, Benefits, Vac & 401K. Must
Have valid FL DL. DFWP 352-373-7516.
WAIT STAFF WISE'S OLD FASHIONED
SODA FOUNTAIN M-F 8AM-3PM. APPLY
BEFORE 11:30AM OR AFTER 2 PM. 239
WEST UNIVERSITY AVE. 1-24-08-5-14
20, ALLIGATOR 0 FRIDAY, JANUARY 18, 2008
Photography Assist PT
Skills: Advanced Photoshop, professional,
organized, fun, attentive to detail. No wall-
flowers. Interest in Photography +. Must be
OK with AODA. Call Today: 352-283-8869
GREAT INCOME FAST! NO SALES CALLS!
Work from your location! PT or FT. Bilingual
beneficial, but not necessary. Internet access
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 1-29-
Locl-auto auction. Must have valid D/L. Able
to drive stick shift. DFWP. .352-373-7535 1-
Local travel company needs sales rep to
handle calls. Flexible hours. $7-$10 per hour
plus bonus. Bilingual a plus. Call Chris at
352-246-1447 1-25-5-14 .
DATA ENTRY! Work from Anywhere.
Flexible Hours. PC Required. Excellent
Career Opportunity. Serious Inquiries Only!
(888)240-0064, ext. 525. 1-18-1-14
FIREYOUR BOSS & BEYOUR OWN BOSS!
Say goodbye to your commute and long
hours. Make CEO income from anywhere.
No experience necessary. Training available.
20K-80K+ (Monthly) Don't Believe, Don't
Call! www.wealthwithintegrity.biz (650)954-
Advertising Sales Manager National
Newspaper Placement Services (N2PS) is
seeking an experienced sales person with
management experience to lead the sales
team. N2PS, a subsidiary of the Florida
Press Association, sells and services print
and online advertising for newspapers.
Successful account management, proven
leadership skills required and an undergrad-
uate degree or equivalent related experience
required. Email your cover letter, resume and
salary history to: email@example.com. EOE, drug-
free workplace. 1-18-1-14
Advertising Sales Representative National
Newspaper Placement Services (N2PS) is
seeking an experienced sales person to sell
print and online advertising. N2PS, a subsid-
iary of the Florida Press Association, sells
and,_swices print and online advertising
for newspapers. Demonstrated success with
previous media sales and an undergradu-
ate degree or equivalent related experience
required. Online sales experience a plus.
Email your cover letter, resume and salary
history to: firstname.lastname@example.org. EOE, drug-free
Drivers: CALL TODAY! Bonus & Paid
Orientation 36-43cpm Earn over. $1000
weekly Excellent Benefits Class A and 3
mos recent OTR required (800)635-8669.
Colonial Life seeks an entrepreneurial pro-
fessional with sales management experience
to become a District Manager. A Life/Health
license is required. This opportunity brings
with it substantial earning potential. Please
or call (904)424-5697. 1-18-1-14
Driver-BYNUM TRANSPORT- needs
qualified drivers for Central Florida- Local
& National OTR positions. Food grade
tanker, no hazmat, no pumps, great ben-
efits, competitive pay & new equipment.
(866)GO-BYNUM. Need 2 years experience.
WANT. HOME MOST WEEKENDS WITH
MORE PAY? Run Heartland's- Southeast
Regional! $.45/mile company drivers, $1.28
for Operators! 12 months OTR required.
HEARTLAND EXPRESS (800)441-4953
Driver: DON'T JUSTSTARTYOUR CAREER,
START IT RIGHT! Company Sponsored CDL
training in 3 weeks. Must be 21. Have CDL?
Tuition reimbursement CRST. (866)917-
NANNY JOBS!!! PT/FT
many different schedules needed: 10 to
45 hrs/wk e-mail resume, pix, schedule to
Noals Ark Nanny 2-1-15-14
E l Help Wanted
NANNY FOR NEWBORN
M, W, TH 12 noon -4pm &
Tues 9-4pm; e-mail resume,
pix, schedule to email@example.com
Noah's Ark Nanny 1-25-10-14
MWF Nannies needed ASAP
10 to 25 hrs/wk;
e-mail resume, pix, schedule
Noah's Ark Nanny 1-25-10-14
IMPORT AUTO REPAIR.BMW, Mercedes,
Porsche, Volvo, VW, Honda, Toyota, Nissan,
Mazda. Quality craftsmanship, reasonable
prices, near UF, AAA approved 378-7830
HYPNOTIST Stop smoking. Improve mem-
ory & concentration. Elminate bad habits.
Past life regression. Learn self hypnosis. Low
Student Rates. Leonard Umans AAPH, NGH
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Donovan leads revamped Gators against former suitor
UF basketball coach Billy Donovan argues with an official during the Gators' 95-80 win against Kentucky
on Feb. 4, 2006.
* UF HOLDS A SIX-GAME
WINNING STREAK AGAINST
By DANNY KLEIN
Alligator Staff Writer
Everyone remembers the
On June 7, Billy Donovan
chose to end his brief NBA career,
and, with 23 apologies, returned
to Gainesville with just minor
scars and few bruises.
At this point, all is forgiven.
But digging deeper into the past,
it seems some things are better
It was just days before the
2007 Final Four when Kentucky
entered the minds of Gators fans
and players alike.
Kentucky head coach Tubby
Smith had recently stepped down
and one of the most illustrious
jobs in college basketball came
knocking on Donovan's door.
To avoid distraction, Donovan
called a team meeting to address
"I did that because our play-
ers were being asked about it,"
Donovan said. "I think when
somebody asks our players about
something, I think that they need
to know how to respond, too. I
addressed it in about a minute
or two-minute conversation, and
that was really the end of it."
So how close was Donovan to
In the jumbled situation,
it's easy to see
where the pieces
Men's Pitino, made
Basketball his name in
even launched Donovan's ca-
reer in 1990, hiring the young,
up-and-coming coach as an as-
With that in mind, some of
his players worried about the
future. Then-incoming freshman
Nick Calathes remembers sitting
on his hands and hoping for the
* "It was weird," Calathes said.
"I'm just glad he's back. That's all
that really matters. I talked to my
SEE HOOPS, PAGE 24
Nation's top teams square off
By BOBBY CALLOVI
The UF-Georgia gymnastics rivalry will be
taken to a new level this Friday night.
The teams switched positions in the polls
this week, with the Gators taking over the No.
1 spot in the rankings while the Bulldogs fell
to No. 2.
This will be the highest-ranked dual meet
in the O'Connell Center's history.
Despite concerns about how the Gators
will respond to the new ranking, they are con-
fident that they are ready for the top spot.
"I think we are going to do well," redshirt
sophomore Melanie Sinclair said. "I feel we
have prepared ourselves well to be put into
that situation, so as long as we do what we
'have been training this whole time, we will
Sinclair was named Southeastern
Conference Gymnast of the Week on Tuesday
for her 39.525 all-around performance against
Illinois-Chicago last week.
She said the honor was a surprise to her
because she did not think she had that great
of a performance..
Last year the Gators and the Bulldogs saw
each other three times in competition and fin-
ished with three different results.
The two teams tied in their first meet,
and then UF beat Georgia in the SEC
"As long as we do what we have
been training this whole time, we
will be fine."
UF sophomore gymnast
Unfortunately for the Gators, the Bulldogs
peaked at the third and most important meet-
ing the NCAA Championships.
Georgia took home the title while UF fin-
While this could be UF's biggest regular-
season meet, the Gators are focused on im-
proving mistakes from their first competition.
Senior Ashley Reed said the team has been
preparing the same way by training hard all'
week and just trying to fix the small mistakes
they made last week..
SEE GYM, PAGE 23
Rivalry has lost some luster
Don't be fooled by the ESPN
broadcast or the long line of
students camping out for good
Don't get sucked in by the lame,
overblown storylines surrounding Billy
Donovan's decision not to leave UF for
Kentucky (imagine that) and Patrick
Patterson choosing the Wildcats over
the Gators last summer.
Saturday's game between UF and
Kentucky is nothing more than an aver-
age Southeastern Conference contest.
This is a young rivalry on life sup-
port after being punched repeatedly in
the stomach by NBA departures and
This isn't the Gators trying to unseat
Tubby Smith's hard-nosed Wildcats af-
ter an epic reign as the kings of the SEC.
This isn't a couple of national title
contenders trying to pound their chests
with a statement victory.
And it certainly isn't David Lee
leaping onto the table on press row and
-ripping his shirt
off in a shining
S moment of tri-
game is a match-
Bryan Jones up between a
Bryan Out Loud UF team that
firstname.lastname@example.org couldnt pos-
sibly be any
inexperienced, and a Kentucky team
that has put many of its devoted fans on
24-hour suicide watch. Wildcats coach
Billy Gillispie is in danger of realizing a
different form of one-and-done.
The Gators' dearth of size has forced
them to guard opposing big men with
wing players, while Kentucky is a team
in disarray and will enter the game with
a losing record.
Don't get me wrong. UF is a pretty
good team, and nobody would be truly
shocked if Kentucky made a huge run
SEE BRYAN, PAGE 24
Portland vs. Miami
ESPN, 7 p.m.
Golden State vs. Chicago
ESPN, 9:30 p.m.
* 1975: The UF women's basketball
team earned its first-ever victory with
a 51-47 win against Rollins College.
Emma Gracey led the Gators with 14
points, sparking a seven-game win
SThe UF men's basketball team added
a player to its 2009 recruiting class with
the commitment of Erik Murphy. The
6-foot-9 forward is rated as a four-star
prospect by Scout.com.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 18,Qgi 0 ALLIGATOR, 23
UF MEN'S BASKETBALL
UK game reunites Lucas with friend
By JENNA MARINA
Alligator Staff Writer
When the Gators and Wildcats take
the court for another 'storied show-
down Saturday night, UF point guard
Jai Lucas and Kentucky forward Patrick
Patterson will instantly be transformed
into heated rivals.
The moment they step off the court,
however, they will revert back to the
friends they once were before they
decided that their destinies would not
be intertwined after all.
They knew each other from summer
camps and Amateur Athletic Union
tournaments, but it wasn't until the
Nike Skills Academy and the NBA
Camp in 2006 that they started to spend
more time together. At first, Patterson
was a man of few words, but Lucas
gradually broke him down.
"I just kept talking to him, and then
on the court between a guard and a big
man, that's one of the best relationships
there is," Lucas said. "Once you get that
bond, it's hard to keep you away off the
As their relationship grew, the two
began discussing the possibility of
playing together during the next phase
of their careers. Lucas heavily consid-
ered Kentucky for all the reasons every
player does: tradition, national champi-
onships and respect for the program. Jai
remembers the hype whoever com-
mitted first, the other would follow.
"I found that funny, cause I didn't
think that was going to happen," he
Lucas made his decision first, and
after telling his parents, his high school
coach and Gators coach Billy Donovan
that he would attend UF, the Texas na-
tive text-messaged his friend to share
"It's just basketball. You have
to go to work with what you
have. I love Florida. I wouldn't
want to be anywhere else."
"I always told him that I would let
him know where I was going before I
did it," Lucas said. "He said congratu-
lations, and he said he still didn't know
what he was going to do."
The duo's relationship made
Patterson's pending decision that much
harder. Patterson was unavailable for
comment for this story, but he has spo-
ken publicly about his relationship with
Lucas and choosing Kentucky.
"He started sending me text mes-
sages every day about making me a
Gator and telling me what made him
go to Florida and things like that,"
Patterson told reporters after his an-
nouncement. "It was hard, because I
really wanted to play with Jai. He was
like my little brother."
The decision ultimately came down
to roughly 768 miles. Patterson couldn't
bear the thought of forcing his family to
take a plane from Huntington, W.Va.,
every time it wanted to see him suit up
"I went back and forth every
single day, every minute until I finally
(picked UK)," Patterson said. "I know
Coach Donovan said he'd do every-
thing he could for my family, moving
them out there and finding a house in
Jacksonville, but I just didn't want to do
that to my family."
So after months of sidestepping re-
porters' constant questions, the recruit-
ing saga was finally over sort of.
The headlines pinned the two
programs against each other: "Gators
beat Kentucky for prized recruit" was
followed by "Blue-chip recruit spurns
UF for Kentucky."
Though the two chat from time to
time now how's the season, what's
school like? Lucas said he never
dwells on what could have been.
"It's just basketball," Lucas said.
"You have to go to work with what you
have. I love Florida. I wouldn't want to
be anywhere else."
Lucas said there won't be any wa-
gers on Saturday, but both players have
acknowledged that to them, it's more
than just a game.
"I want to beat Florida both times,"
Patterson said at Big Blue Madness
on Oct. 12. "Just annihilate and crush
Gators get coach back for conference opener
GYM, from page 22
Andrew Stanfill / Alligator Staff
UF senior Ashley Reed performs a bars routine in the Gators' match
against Illinois-Chicago on Friday in the O'Connell Center.
The meet will be both teams' SEC
openers, and the Gators will try to
continue their success in conference
openers at home. UF is 12-3 all-time in
The team should get an extra boost
from the return of its coach.
Coach Rhonda Faehn was back at
practice on Sunday after missing most
of last week, including the Illinois-
Chicago meet, because of the arrival of
her new baby boy, Noah mile Bayon.
Reed was pleased to have her coach
back for the meet against the Bulldogs.
"It's huge for us because Rhonda
has such moral support for us," Reed
said. "She really helps us out each day
in the gym."
Faehn is excited to see her team go
against rival Georgia and hopes the
tough competition will bring out a big
performance from her gymnasts.
"It's just going to be a great competi-
tion, and it's really going to pump up
our athletes and to push them to a re-
ally high level," Faehn said.
Georgia started the season with
a loss to No. 3 Utah, but beat No. 5
Stanford in its second meet.
The three-time defending national
champion Bulldogs will be looking to
continue their dominance over UF -
UGA leads the all-time series 84-31-1.
Even though the Gators are focused
on a national championship, a win
against Georgia would provide early-
"It would be great to win," Reed
said. "It's always so much fun. It's a
great rivalry, and to beat them always
gets us real pumped up."
By PHIL KEGLER
Alligator Staff Writer
Luck didn't quite fall Susie Gardner's way.
Each year, the UF women's basketball team
plays a home-and-home series with three
Southeastern Conference opponents, while playing
the other nine only once a year.
Considering Georgia is one such opponent each
year, UF assistant coach Gardner, formerly the
Arkansas head coach, figured the odds of returning
to Fayetteville this season would be slim.
Unfortunately, the SEC schedulers didn't have
much compassion, and the Gators (12-5, 1-1 SEC)
head to Arkansas (16-2,1-2 SEC) this weekend for a
3 p.m. game on Sunday.
"When I left there, I had no idea where I would
land," Gardner said. "When this opportunity
came available with (UF coach Amanda) Butler, I
don't think that was part of the
thought process. Then of course,
as we settled in, you start think-
ing about, well, where do we
It will be a bittersweet return
for Gardner, who coached the
Razorbacks from 2003 to 2007.
Gardner "I've got some great memo-
ries in Fayetteville," Gardner
said. "I've got some exceptional friends there. To
predict or dictate, to determine how I'll respond
emotionally I can't. I'm a very emotional per-
Choosing the assistant coach to scout Arkansas
was an easy choice. Gardner recruited all of
the Razorbacks except for freshman walk-on -
Hailey Nutt and. recorded a 64-54 record while
there. She found watching game film to be much
different than previous scouting experiences.
"It's probably the easiest scout I've done in
terms of player personnel," she said. "Instead of
writing numbers down, I would write names be-
cause I knew who they were."
Gardner has been preparing herself for this
weekend since the schedule was released.
"I have been trying to process it since the begin-
ning of the season knowing that it was going to be
(difficult)," she said. "When you know something's
coming, at least for me, I have to prepare, try to pre-
pare as mentally as possible. I think fortunately it is
my scout. So I can look at it from that perspective
as a preparation scout versus an emotional return
Arkansas' personnel took a big hit when All-
American post player Lauren Ervin tore her ante-
rior cruciate ligament against LSU on Jan. 10. Ervin
averaged 16 points and 11 rebounds per game
before the injury ended her season.
It will still be a challenge for the Gators as they
are 1-4 on the road this year, but they do have
some added motivation to ease the tension for
Gardner in her former home.
"Hopefully we'll pull out the win and it'll be
that much better for her," junior forward Marshae
Butler has no doubt that her assistant will be
able to focus on the task at hand.
"She's got a lot of people that are special in her
life that are still in Arkansas," she said. "At the
same time, it's a business trip and she's a profes-
sional and more than anything, she wants to win."
24, ALLIGATOR U FRIDAY, JANUARY 18, 2008
Corner gives Gators second commit in two days
By RYAN LEVICK
DeSoto (Texas) High cornerback Adrian
Bushell joined the Gators' 2008 recruiting class
Thursday giving UF its second verbal com-
mithnent in as many days.
Dunnelltn High linebacker Lerentee
McCray chose the Gators on Wednesday.
Bushell had 51 tackles this season for
1eSoto, and he joins a recruiting class filled
with other defensive players bringing the
total number of commitments to 20.
UF has been in the mix for many of the
nation's top comers this recruiting season,
including Miami Washington High's Brandon
Harris and Tallahassee Lincoln High's j.J.
Bryant, rated the No. 5 and No. 6 comers,
respectively, in the nation according to
Scout.com. As for whether signing Bushell, a
three-star comer, will deter Harris or Bryant
from signing with UF, Scout.comn recruiting
analyst Mike Bakas doesn't seem to think so.
"(Bushell)'s commitment might stop UF
from going after their plan-B type kids, but not
someone like Brandon Harris," Bakas said.
Bakas also believes that at 5-foot-11 and 175
pounds, Bushell might have what it takes to
get on the field next season, especially since
none of the Gators' top five tacklers in 2007
I"First of all, Adrian is an athlete," he said.
"Someone like (cornerback and UF commit)
Janoris Jenkins might have an advantage since
"When an opponent goes against
him, they're done."
DeSoto High football coach
he's already enrolled. But it really depends on
what happens between now and August."
Bushell transferred to DeSoto for his senior
season after previously playing at Miami
Pace High. After coaching the comer for one
season, DeSoto coach David Meadows has a
loftier goal in mind for Bushell.
"When an opponent goes against him,
they're done," Meadows said. "I wouldn't be
surprised to see him as one of the best comers
in the nation in a few years."
Meadows lauded his player's ability to
make up for lost ground. Bushell, like most of
the Gators' commits, played both offense and
defense in his prep career and becomes yet an-
other player whose athletic abilities allow him
to return punts or kickoffs for the Gators.
The news of Bushell's commitment comes
just before one of the biggest recruiting week-
ends. Bakas believes that even though Bushell
will be a significant addition to an already tal-
ented recruiting class, his commitment won't
have much of an effect on the decisions of
prospects this weekend.
Verbal commitments are non-binding until a
letter of intent is signed on or after Feb. 6, National
Wildcats formidable despite early upset losses
HOOPS, from page 22
family, and that's about it. Just sat there
Sophomore Dan Werner remembers
the situation from a different perspec-
tive. As a first-year player gearing up
for the NCAA Championship, Werner
spoke of the meeting.
"It was right during the Final Four.
We'd go have practice, come back, turn
on ESPN, and all you would hear is
Coach Donovan is taking the Kentucky
job," he said. "He addressed it to just
block that stuff out. That's all we really
heard about it."
"He just said, 'Don't worry about
that. It's not true. They're just trying to
make distractions for us.'"
It appears Donovan's vote of confi-
dence was accurate. Even if Donovan
ever thought of leaving, he remains a
"I wanted to tell our guys, 'Hey, my
focus is on this, and I'm here at Florida.
This is what we're trying to do, and this
is what we're trying to accomplish,"
With the past behind them, the Gators
will now look to make history. When
UF (15-3, 2-1 Southeastern Conference)
hosts Kentucky (7-8, 1-1 SEC) Saturday
at 9 p.m., it will look to beat the Wildcats
for the seventh straight time, something
only one other college Notre Dame
- has ever done.
Most of those wins, however, came
courtesy of a different cast of characters.
"That'd be huge. But we didn't do
that," Calathes said. "We're a new team.
We've just got to come out ready to
UF's recent success in the series
comes after a three-year stretch where
the Gators lost
eight straight to the
dominates the all-
time series 84-30,
and Donovan is fully
aware the momentum
Paterson may swing the other
way as time passes.
"How quickly time changes over the
last two years," Donovan said. "And
you know what? You can be looking at
the same thing two or three years from
now. 'Boy, Billy, how quickly things
changed from those two national cham-
pionships.' That's just the way life is."
Although "Donovan remains wary
of Kentucky's prestige and history, it
seems to the common eye that these
two programs are moving in opposite
The Wildcats lost their coach last sea-
son, only to hire then-Texas A&M coach
Billy Gillispie, who has struggled might-
ily thus far.
UK's losing record includes home
losses to Gardner-Webb and San Diego.
The squad's lone bright spot came in a
79-73 win over then-No. 13 Vanderbilt.
The Wildcats, however, have suffered
from injuries all season. Jodie Meeks
and Derrick Jasper have missed signifi-
cant time, forcing Kentucky to go young
Freshman (and near-Gator) Patrick
Patterson is leading the way at 16.7
points and eight rebounds per game.
Donovan warned his players to still
respect Kentucky's talent and said the
contest will still rank as one of the most
difficult so far.
"They're good enough, to me,"
Donovan said. "They are more than
capable of putting a string together and
can go into any game and realistically
be the favorite to win when you look at
their team. ... Sometimes you look at a
team with a record like that, and the first
thing that comes to your mind is this is
going to be the way the year's going to
go for them. I don't believe with them. I
think they're a terrific team."
Gators fans have been camping out
for the game, which will be featured on
ESPN College GameDay, intermittently
since the start of the week. Coverage is
set to begin at 11:00 a.m.
"I might bring them some food or
something," UF forward Chandler
Parsons said. "I feel bad for those guys.
It's kind of cold and it's raining."
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all the way to the NCAA Tournament. But for
the first time in the recent history of the series,
the best team in the conference won't be in at-
tendance. Nor will the second-best squad.
This is a rivalry that depends on both
teams being great. It doesn't compare to the
Gators' football rivalries, where there is a
long-standing tradition of hatred, a constant
battle for recruits and divided homes and
And how excited can the Gators really get
for this game? UF's young squad hasn't really
experienced much in the way of a heated ri-
valry with Kentucky.
After winning six straight games against
the Wildcats, the Gators will be favored to
win again. A victory against the 7-8 Wildcats
would be encouraging, but how much pride
can they really take in knlatocking off a team
that has struggled miserably this season?
Meanwhile, a loss would have to be viewed
as a disappointment.
I'm not saying Gators fans shouldn't get
pumped for Saturday's game. They should
be excited for every conference game.
But if you are saving up your energy for
one game this year, leave that sleeping bag in
the closet for a while.
Bruce Pearl's Volunteers come to town on