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TUESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2008
TUESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2008
Machen announces McCain endorsement
By DEBORAH SWERDLOW
In an unusual move for a university presi-
dent, UF President Bernie Machen publicly en-
dorsed Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., this week-
end for the 2008 presidential election.
McCain's campaign released a statement
Monday announcing Machen's support but
cautioned that it should not be interpreted
as an endorsement from the entire UF com-
Machen reiterated the separation of his
views and his role as UF president in a phone
interview Monday afternoon.
"This is my personal opinion, and it does
not have any relationship to the University of
Florida," he said.
Machen, a registered independent, de-
scribed himself as a longtime supporter of
"I've always been an independent, and
I choose my candidates by person, not by
party," he said. "Of all the people running for
president in both parties, I've concluded that
Senator McCain is the best qualified person to
lead our country."
U F He cited McCain's
Administration positions on national
immigration and the
environment as reasons for his decision.
Machen said he agreed to publicly en-
dorse the senator about a month ago after a
representative from McCain's campaign ap-
proached him about it.
He met McCain in 2004 when the senator
spoke at a UF ceremony, and the two have
kept in touch since then, Machen said.
When asked about his relationships with
other presidential candidates, such as work-
ing on the Salt Lake City Olympics with Mitt
Romney, Machen insisted those relationships
are not an issue because he believes McCain is
the most qualified candidate.
He declined to comment on whether he
SEE MACHEN, PAGE 8
King honored in Gainesville march
ATrENDEES WERE ALSO
ENCOURAGED TO VOTE EARLY.
By LINDSEY ROBINSON
Gainesville residents were encouraged
to spend their long weekend flexing their
political muscles at this year's Martin
Luther King Jr. National Holiday March.
More than 3,000 people gathered on the
Downtown Community Plaza on Monday
to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at a
march and presentation.
The Martin Luther King Jr. Commission
of Florida offered several opportunities for
attendees to vote or register to vote at the
Commission President Rodney J. Long
emceed the march and persuaded many to
exercise the right to vote.
"Today is empowerment Monday,"
Long said. "Today you have the right to the
ballot. The question is, what are you going
to do with it?"
The event's guest speaker was 17-year-
old LeNonar Elaina Walton, the Edna M.
Hart Keeper of the Dream Scholarship
Award winner for 2008. She opened with a
poem that her grandmother wrote for King
that ended with a standing ovation from
Walton, who is a senior at Buchholz
High School, will be awarded $2,500 when
she is accepted to her college of choice. She
plans to attend UF
Portions of King's speeches rumbled
from a loudspeaker as people spent the
morning and early afternoon registering
Those who participated in early voting
for the presidential primaries and city elec-
Marianne Lijewski / Alligator tiOns received a free barbecue lunch.
Marion Ivey, president of a local alumni chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Pam Carpenter, the supervisor of elec-
Fraternity, carries a sign Monday while walking down West University
Avenue during a march commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. SEE MARCH, PAGE 9
and the UF men's
scored an overtime
victory at home
on Saturday night.
Nick Calathes had
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VOLUME 101 ISSUE 82
to cut budget
By DEBORAH SWERDLOW
With less than six months to trim $16 million from
UF's budget, UF officials said they are trying to avoid
across-the-board cuts, but some programs may be
scaled back or eliminated completely.
After spring semester began, UF President Bernie
Machen learned that state budget
shortfalls would force UF to trim 4
percent from its budget by July 1.
At a Faculty Senate meeting
Thursday, Machen told faculty he
didn't think across-the-board bud-
get cuts would be appropriate.
In an e-mail interview, he
declined to elaborate on other
Foulke ways UF might reduce its budget,
though he mentioned the possibility of taking out a
state loan at the meeting.
Provost Janie Fouke agreed that eliminating a,
small percentage from every program's budget
would be devastating. But Fouke said a state loan
would also be unsuccessful.
The best way to cut back from UF's budget would
be to eliminate or scale back less important programs,
UF will try to preserve the programs that are es-
sential to the future of the university, while pruning
the ones that are not as successful, she said.
She said the deans of each UF college are evaluat-
ing the importance of their programs.
SEE CUTS, PAGE 9
2, ALLIGATOR E TUESDAY, JANUARY 22,2008
Writing on the Wall
Plaza of the Americas, 9 a.m. to
3 p.m., today
Students will be able to paint
a brick that describes a per-
sonal experience of intolerance,
which will be used to construct
a wall of similar bricks that will
be torn down on Feb. 1.
'Sand and Sorrow' Documentary
1002 New Physics Building, 8
The UF Model UN will be host-
ing a showing of the HBO doc-
umentary "Sand and Sorrow."
Narrated by George Clooney,
the film discusses Darfur.
Jewish Student Union kicks
off its welcome week today
The Jewish Student Union, a UF
student organization, is welcoming
students back to school with three
days of social events.
The group, known as JSU, hosts
a welcome week every semester
to introduce opportunities for on-
campus Jewish involvement, said
JSU president Danielle Obrart, a
UF religion junior.
Obrart said JSU aims to expand
during the spring semester.
She said JSU is kicking the week
off with a "Spread Your Seed" pro-
gram on the Plaza of the Americas.
Starting at 10 a.m., students can
plant seeds in honor of Tu B'Shvat,
the holiday observed today that
Obrart said JSU members
would pass out bagels and orange
juice in front of Broward Dining
Hall Wednesday at 11 a.m. to at-
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expects at least 100 people at each
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held at UF
UF's Food Science and Human Nutrition
Department held its annual Successful Ice
Cream Retailing workshop Friday through
Monday for ice cream entrepreneurs.
The course, taught by ice cream shop
managers and owners from around the coun-
try, included seminars on marketing issues,
food safety and the differences between vari-
ous frozen desserts.
Rebecca Matta, the department's program
assistant, said participants paid between
$745 and $795 to attend the motivational
workshop. The event sold out by' the second
day, Matta said.
She said the course is not meant to pro-
mote poor eating habits.
"All nutrition doesn't have to be broc-
coli," she said.
"There's a place for everything in mod-
Ronald Schmidt, a food science professor,
said ice cream is a good source of protein.
It's important to "balance your foods,"
Although she doesn't recommend making
it a big part of your diet, Matta said moder-
ate ice cream consumption is OK.
"There's a place for desserts in our cul-
ture," Matta said.
fish for first
in local show
Florida fish enthusiasts gathered for
the 2008 Gainesville Koi Club show at the
Kanapaha Botanical Gardens on Saturday.
Koi shows are similar to dog shows,
except with fish, competitor Joe Wruazabal
The fish are judged on their color, pat-
tern, shape and elegance.
"Showing koi isn't about money. All
you'll get from a show is a ribbon
and bragging rights."
koi fish competitor
Owners of the Japanese fish spent all
day pacing the show ground, made up of
20 blue tubs, waiting to hear the results.
The grand champion award went to the
shiro utsuri, a species of koi, owned by
Henry Culpepper. John Sprinkle's fish won
the young champion award.
Koi are unlike any other fish. Their skin
coloring and pattern changes throughout
their lives, said Don Hellard, founder of
the Gainesville Koi Club.
Wruazabal said every judge likes some-
thing different, and he wasn't sure if any of
his seven fish would win.
"Showing koi isn't about money," he
said. "All you'll get from a show is a rib-
bon and bragging rights."
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Bulgarian official visits UF
By RACHEL ARROYO
Alligator Contributing Writer
Displays of colorfully embroidered costumes,
flags and orthodox icons transformed the Reitz
Union's Arredondo Room in celebration of
Bulgaria's one-year membership in the European
More than 150 people gathered Saturday to
participate in the Bulgarian Cultural Celebration,
including some of Gainesville's Bulgarian com-
Peter Tunkis, UF's Bulgarian Club secretary,
began the event with a presentation detailing
Bulgaria's interactions with the EU that culmi-
nated in the country's membership acceptance
on Jan. 1, 2007.
Ushered in by thunderous applause, Elena
Poptodorova, Bulgarian ambassador to the
United States, spoke on the practical and sym-
bolic benefits of EU membership.
"We want our people to live in a transpar-
ent, lawful, human rights-oriented society,"
She spoke of the system of political checks and
balances as a feature that Bulgaria recognizes and
is moving toward obtaining.
The negative connotations associated with
civil unrest in the Balkans, a region of southeast-
ern Europe, are being replaced with growing feel-
ings of national pride and economic stability, she
explained. Bulgaria has also agreed to house three
U.S. military bases.
"Our soldiers will train together to meet the
challenges of today's world,"
UF's Student- Government,
the UF International Center, the
Center for European Studies
and Volunteers for International
Student Affairs co-sponsored
Poptodorova This year also commemo-
rates the 100th year of Bulgarian independence.
The Bulgarian Club, which organized the
program, aimed at emphasizing Bulgaria's im-
portance in the international arena and increasing
awareness for their country's rich culture.
"I think the event was a great success," said
Paoulina Bourova, the club's president. "But for
the next event, I think we're going to have to get
a bigger room."
SG candidate meets
10 ticket hopefuls
UF Student Senate President
Kevin Reilly will choose his
running mates this week for the
Student Government elections
on Feb. 26 and 27.
Kevin Reilly, a UF political
science senior who is running for
Student Body president in the
spring SG elections, interviewed
10 candidates to fill the spots for
vice president and treasurer on
his executive election ticket.
Reilly said he interviewed
seven students for the SG vice
president position and three stu-
dents who hope to be treasurer.
"It's really a difficult deci-
sion," Reilly said. "The quality of
candidates was unparalleled."
He said he and his prospec-
tive running mates discussed
ways to improve UF students'
lives and SG's future role with
UF administrators during the
Since Thursday, he said he
Student chatted with
Government some of the
brightest" UF students he has
"It's probably going to be one
of the hardest things I've ever
had to do in college," Reilly said
of choosing between them.
He added that he doesn't
think any previous SG presiden-
tial hopeful has interviewed stu-
dents to choose running mates.
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Bush's time is
finally running out
Sunday marked an important landmark in the long reign
of George W. Bush he officially has one year left.
And while many are awaiting his final State of the
Union address next week, we've decided to reflect on what his
presidential leadership has meant for the state of our campus.
In 2003, both houses of Congress voted to lift the ban on
travel to Cuba that would have allowed Americans to travel to
the country for the first time in 40 years.
But, despite overwhelming popular support, President
Bush threatened to veto the measure, arguing that the travel
ban was necessary to deny revenue to the brutal regime of
So when the U.S. Department of State passed its own re-
strictions on travel to six "terrorist states," including Cuba, it
paved the way for further restrictions on travel for students
In 2006, the Florida Legislature passed the now hotly-con-
tested Travel to Terrorist States Act, using the federal desig-
nation as a springboard to prohibit students, professors and
researchers from using federal, state or private funds to travel
to "terrorist" countries for academic purposes.
As we await a ruling on the Florida Legislature's overstep,
we can't help but think that the president's rigid stance on
Cuba initiated the blurring of the line between politics and
Another consequence of Bush leadership affected the wal-
lets of college women.
, When Bush was inaugurated for the second time, the
Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 went into effect that same month.
The federal law changed how drug companies calculated
Medicaid-related rebates paid to states in an effort to save tax-
payer money and improve the national budget.
However, the act also had an unintended side effect. It
made it more expensive for these companies to offer campus
clinics substantial discounts on birth control discounts that
millions of budget-conscious students needed. Predictably,
brand-name prescription prices for the pill at college health
centers rose from about the $3 to $10 range per month to the
$30 to $50 range.
It's not hard to believe that with a pro-life president who
promotes abstinence-only education in office, the negative
consequences of a federal law left scores of female students
scrambling for other options.
But contraceptive prices weren't the only thing slowly rising
on campus. The very cost of being on campus became higher.
In 2004, the eligibility for federal Pell Grants was changed
to combat an increasing federal deficit and cut roughly 90,000
low-income students from receiving help for higher education
costs. According to the College Board, while the cost of higher
education continued to rise faster than inflation, total expendi-
tures on Pell Grants decreased from $13.6 billion in 2004-2005
to $12.7 billion in 2005-2006.
Even with federal funding and student loans, American col-
lege students continue to be confronted with costs they simply
cannot afford. Each year, more than 400,000 low- and moder-
ate-income high school graduates who are prepared to attend a
four-year university do not because of financial obstacles.
As if this wasn't bad enough, Bush proposed $2.5 trillion
budget cuts in 2006 to reduce non-defense, non-security spend-
ing and divert necessary funds to the costly war on terrorism.
Almost a third of these cuts were aimed at educational pro-
Watching the policies of this president continue to negative-
ly affect college students across the country has us counting the
days until the next inauguration. With one more year to go, we
hope the next president, whomever he or she may be, will keep
the nation's college students in mind.
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Fertility science blurs idea of family
Having a rough day? Well, look on the bright side:
At least you didn't find out that your new wife or
husband is your twin, thus making your romance
about as incestuous as is incestuously possible. Say that
three times fast. I know that's ridiculous, but it also hap-
pens to be horrifyingly based on fact.
Yes, two newlyweds in Britain recently discovered that
they were fraternal twins separated by adoption.
A person who only knew of their past decided that each
one deserved to know about the other's existence. When
he went to contact the first, he found out he only needed to
make one trip to tell them both. Talk about awful.
What makes this more than shallow sensationalism is
that the phenomenon is not unique.
The tale of the lovers' woe and the annulment of their
marriage was told by Lord David Alton in a session of
England's House of Lords roughly equivalent to our
House of Representatives.
But, he was not interrupting a parliamentary meeting
just to say, "Hey guys, how freaky is this?"
The real issue was embryology, specifically adoption
rights pertaining to in vitro fertilization.
Lord Alton's provocative point was that if adoption is
less regulated and we do not recognize a person's right
to know his origins this could happen more often.
Tell that to fellow American Gary Klahr. It was not until
late in adulthood that he discovered that he was adopted
and had a sister. She turned out to be his ex-girlfriend of
"My relationship with my sister is the kind of thing that
could have you jumping out the window. But we didn't
know. Thank God we didn't get married," Klahr told The
Sunday Times of England.
Klahr's story doesn't end there, though.
Like most guys, he always looked at his best friend like
It turned out he was unbeliev-
ably accurate in that assessment.
That's more of a heartwarming
Lifetime movie than a tabloid
headline, but it still had to be
Gerald Liles shocking to discover they shared
email@example.com the same parents.
Ultimately, I think there have
been enough documented cases
of this to warrant its consideration when writing adoption
laws. The Times article alone refers to three other cases..
I also hope this might serve as a jolting invitation to
think about what the proliferation of in vitro fertilization
I prefer adoption to in vitro, and mandatory full disclo-
sure to all those adopted by their 18th birthday.
Also, as the social construct called a "family" is dis-
carded, I think the eventual consequence will be the need
for a genetic test at the beginning of every romance.
For example, Fairfax Cryobank, a Virginia-based sperm
bank, actually has a higher-priced selection called the
It is called such because the donors of the sperm hold a
Ph.D., medical degree or law degree.
Customizing your teddy bear is one thing, but we're
talking about a little human.
Call me old-fashioned, but I like the notion of the man
with the sperm and the woman with the egg actually
knowing each other.
Still quainter, after combining the two cells, maybe the
two people could stay near each other and the resulting
human even after gestation is complete.
Is that so crazy? As crazy as marrying your twin?
Gerald Liles is a history and religion senior. His column
appears on Tuesdays.
The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator.
Today's question: Should UF Friday's question: Do you know
President Bernie Machen have an undergraduate who is
publicly endorsed John McCain? engaged or married?
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Letters to the Editor
Leave education to Florida's teachers
In response to Friday's letter by Marshall
Printy, the author seems to feel that the intent
of the educational system is to "teach students
to find the correct answer" on a standardized
test. Reality and the world around us do not
consist of a single set of questions that every
person must answer. Some sixth and eighth
graders who performed poorly in their last
standardized test are now, by state law, only
taught reading, math and science each day.
These students are certainly not receiving
a complete or useful education. This robs
these students of education in social studies,
art, music, computers and other specialized
classes that are important to developing a
Even worse, if there is significant merit pay
based on standardized test scores, teachers in
the arts, social studies or special education
will never have a chance at that merit pay.
Ultimately, the only people that are capable of
genuinely assessing a student's achievement
are the actual teachers and administrators that
work with the student on a regular basis.
If we cannot trust a teacher that works
with a student each day to make this assess-
ment, I really don't understand why we trust
non-educators in Tallahassee to do the same
College is for students, not housewives
I'm writing in regard to Carly Hallam's
Friday column. Her ambition to become a
mom and loving wife is picturesque and
endearing. But I have to ask, is UF merely
a holding station until she finds a suitable
husband destined for suburbia?
I find that this can be common among
college girls, and it's nothing short of disap-
pointing. Do they not realize they took the
spot of another girl who could have truly
developed intellectually before progressing
to a successful, rewarding career?
Hallam is merely wasting her time and
her parents' money while waiting to find
the perfectly sculpted guy to help fulfill her
happily-ever-after. Being a mother is a noble
calling, but you shouldn't take another's
spot at a top university if you only plan to
use your degree to qualify yourself to future
She wrote that God created her for more
than just advertising.
Well, she picked the wrong major if she
thinks that lowly of the profession. People
attend college to be inspired. There are no
UF classes for being a housewife. I think she
still has a lot of growing up to do.
Kentucky rivalry still important to fans
I am writing to say I was disappointed
with Bryan Jones' column about how the
UF-University of Kentucky men's basketball
rivalry was now "just another SEC game."
He is correct in saying the Gators should be
pumped up for every conference game, but it
will be quite some time before the Wildcats, are
just an average opponent.
As Jones mentioned, the Tennessee ri-
valry is also a budding one, but the Volunteers
haven't yet proven themselves a perennial
I hope he was in attendance to see that not
one person in the arena thought this game was
equal to the upcoming South Carolina and
Jones wrote as if rivalries are only impor-
tant if both teams are having good seasons.
Granted, this game does not have an ex-
tremely rich tradition, but every basketball fan
that hasn't been under a rock for the past 10
years knows that Kentucky and Florida have
had extremely heated contests.
Players are well aware of their programs'
histories, regardless of how long they've
Kentucky showed more heart in one game
than they have the entire season by storming
back from 12 points down without their coach
even calling a timeout.
And UF showed a huge amount of tough-
ness to reverse the momentum in overtime.
While a win over recent rival Tennessee
may be more impressive, to any true Gators
fan, it will not be a great deal more satisfying.
That is, unless Tennessee loses a few
Then it will just be any other conference
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Local lawyer vies for city seat
By KATIE GALLAGHER
As a land-use lawyer, Thomas
Hawkins Jr. believes most of
Gainesville's problems revolve
around growth management.
"The issue I care most about is
the physical form of Gainesville
changing," he said.
Hawkins, 27, is running for the
Gainesville City Commission At-
Large District 2 seat.
The more the city sprawls, he
said, the more traffic increases in
the west and poverty in the east.
Instead, Hawkins wants to pro-
mote denser growth in downtown
Since it can be expensive to build
in downtown Gainesville, Hawkins
said he supports financial incentives
for projects like the Hampton Inn, a
downtown project the city granted
While he said he doesn't nec-
essarily want city money going
to luxury-condos, in reference to
the University Corners project, he
would like to see more housing for
students and professors.
"The way to look at it is not that
we're giving away money," he said,
but investing in city development.
In addition to downtown growth,
Hawkins wants to improve the de-
velopment of youth programs like
the Reichert House, an after-school
facility for at-risk youth.
"They're focusing on the root
problem of poverty and crime," he
He also said he wants to pro-
mote biotechnology parks in east
Gainesville to vary the types of
"I think we need to diversify
that base and broaden that base,"
Moving on to the issue of home-
lessness, Hawkins said he would
support delegating more resources
to St. Francis House to supply emer-
gency and transitional shelter. Also,
he said, the city should mediate with
landlords to help people keep their
But, he said, homelessness can be
stopped at the source by promoting
more cheap housing alternatives
like boarding houses.
Hawkins' family has been in-
volved in Gainesville politics since
his great-grandfather was mayor
more than 100 years ago. Hawkins
is a graduate of UF and Gainesville's
Eastside High School.
Being so familiar with
Gainesville, Hawkins feels he's pre-
pared to be an active part of the city
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Thomas Hawkins Jr., a candidate for Gainesville City Commission At-
Large District 2, poses at a park near his home in Gainesville.
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MACHEN, from page 1
was asked to endorse any other candidates.
Kenneth Wald, a UF political science professor, said it's
unusual for university presidents, especially ones at public
universities, to endorse political candidates.
Wald said university presidents tend to limit their political
involvement to making education a bipartisan goal. He said
presidents also fear that if the candidate they support does
not win the election, the school could lose potential resources
down the line.
"I think most university presidents think the risk is not
worth the reward," he said.
Although he thinks this scenario is un-
likely, Wald said some university donors
who support other candidates might be
offended by Machen's endorsement and
tighten their purse strings. Students and
faculty might also view Machen's endorse-
ment as inappropriate, causing them to
lose support or respect for the president,
Machen he said.
achen "I think Machen has a reputation for
somebody who shoots from the hip," Wald said, adding that
it seems like Machen acted without thinking about the conse-
Machen said he didn't know how donors or faculty mem-
bers would respond to his McCain endorsement.
While he recognized that some people might disagree with
him, he said he felt it was more important to show his support
for a candidate.
"I believe that everyone should take a position in the cam-
paign, and I believe that at a time when we're asking our stu-
dents to become involved in civic activities, it's appropriate for
me to express my personal opinions as well," Machen said.
With the Florida primaries one week away and McCain
scheduled to visit Gainesville on Sunday, Machen said the
senator's campaign staff decided this was the best time to an-
nounce Machen's support.
Machen said he doesn't know the details of McCain's visit
yet, but he will help with fund raising or rally appearances if
"If he wants me to, I'd be glad to help," he said.
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Former SG official runs for city seat
By KATIE GALLAGHER
Though his term as UF
Student Senate president ended
in October, Robert Agrusa is not
done with politics.
Agrusa, 22, who graduated
in December, is running for the
Gainesville City Commission At-
Large District 2 seat.
As a commissioner, Agrusa
said he would tackle transporta-
tion, public safety and economic
"When I say I'm going to
do something, I follow
through on it.",
City Commission candidate
UF research can be used to
update Gainesville's traffic light
system, which recently received
a grade of "F" from the state, he
said, adding that the efficiency of
Regional Transit System buses
could be improved.
Agrusa would also like to
bring more living-wage jobs
to the city by promoting bio-
technology industries in East
Gainesville and reducing regula-
tions for businesses.
"We don't have a lot of jobs
for people who finish at the uni-
versity and want to stay here,"
The city also needs to become
more environmentally sustain-
able, especially by looking into
solar and biomass energy, which
is energy converted from organic
matter, he said.
With possible budget cuts
looming, Agrusa said it could be
a tough year for the city.
But, he said, "This is the year
for change. This is the year we
can make a huge difference."
In his four and a half years
since coming to Gainesville,
Agrusa has helped bring about
Sunday bus service, campus re-
cycling bins, sustainability pro-
grams and the UF Book Market,
a Web site to sell and buy text-
books, he said.
"When I say I'm going to do
something, I follow through on
it," he said.
'His work with the Student
Senate has prepared him well,
he said. His experiences from
his Senate days could help reju-
venate a "stagnant" commission,
"I think we need to continue
with a lot of new innovation and
new vision, not only for the uni-
versity but for the community,"
Though his opponent,
Thomas Hawkins Jr., is also a UF
graduate, Agrusa said he feels
more deeply connected with the
Agrusa said the ages of the
current commissioners do not
represent the median age of
people in Gainesville, which is
in the mid 20s. He asked that all
Robert Agrusa, a candidate for City Commission At-Large Dis-
trict 2, poses on the Downtown Community Plaza on Monday.
students remember to vote in the rights as a citizen and adult to
elections Jan. 29. make a difference in your com-
"It is very important to your munity and nation," he said.
Local humanitarian Hazel Williams also honored with plant in MLK garden
MARCH, from page 1
tions for Alachua County, said early voting
coincided with Martin Luther King Jr. Day due
to earlier primaries in Florida this year.
The event was an opportunity for people
to vote early and avoid crowds on Jan. 29,
when the polls officially open for the elections,
Carpenter said. Early voting will continue un-
til Saturday at 5 p.m., she said.
Members of UF's chapter of Phi Beta Sigma
Fraternity rallied behind the voting efforts,
handing out fliers and even registering them-
Darryl Gresham, a UF junior and member
of Phi Beta Sigma, said he admired King's
legacy for "how he could say one thing and
change everybody's demeanor," Gresham
Barbara Simmons was among the first at
the registration table Monday.
A Gainesville resident since 1980, Simmons
Said she registered because it was time for a
"Truly this man is a legacy."
Hazel "Sister Hazel" Williams
change in the country's political system. The
59-year-old said she believed her vote could
make a difference in the upcoming elections.
Voting can promote unity among
people of different races, Simmons said.
"If you're voting, it means you're finally com-
ing together and agreeing on something," she
As the crowd left the plaza and crowded
into the streets, humanitarian and local legend
Hazel "Sister Hazel" Williams was honored
with a camellia bush in the Martin Luther
King Jr. Memorial Garden. She packed a few
shovelfuls of dirt at the base of the bush, and
then clipped a red blossom to keep.
As she walked to her car, Williams reflected
on King's funeral in Atlanta nearly 40 years
"Truly this man is a legacy," she said.
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"The point is that after we go
through these cuts, the average
value of the university, of all the
programs the university offers,
ought to have increased because we
ought to have found a way to cut
the weakest programs," she said.
She said Machen would propose
more ideas for the final cuts to
the Board of
UF Trustees, UF's
Administration highest gov-
at its March meeting.
If the board approves the pro-
posals, she said students could
start seeing the effects immediately,
depending on the types of changes
If UF decided to eliminate a pro-
gram completely, Fouke said she
would like to cut it as soon as pos-
sible. But if there are students en-
rolled in a program, the university
would have to move more slowly to
protect the students, she said.
"I think the students need to
know that whatever decision we
make, they are in the forefront of
our minds," she said.
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Pets loved. Wood floors available
Available Now & Fall
Visions South Apts.
Walk to UF. new complex 1 BR $999
2BR 2.5 BA washer/Dryer
$1499 pets allowed
Gore-Rabell Realty 378-1387
HOUSES, DUPLEXES, CONDOS,
TOWNHOUSES. for rent. Walk/bike/bus
to campus. Neat, clean, good quality. Visit
www.gatorpads.com for available units, or
call 284-0316 1-31-07-36-2
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-
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
Great place for students!
3 BR 2 BA 1300 sq.ft. condo
Minutes from oaks mall and UF
Call 352-317-5444 1-22-08-12-2
3BD 2 BTH, 2300 SQF Huge home on 1 acre
best location (behind NFRMC)Pets ok short
term lease avail. Move in ready!
Call (352)284-0116 firstname.lastname@example.org
Mill Run 2 BR/1.5 BA, Tile, new carpet &
paint, master balcony. DW/WD hkup. Pets
OK. Avail Now. $715 mo + $715 sec.
(352) 871-7460. 1-29-08-11-2
*8 Blocks to UF*
*Unique and spacious 5/1 with 3 half-baths,
central a/c, 3,000 sq. ft, **extra parking,
high ceilings, lots of glass, plant atrium, WD
hook-up* *$2,300* 352-375-8256
**CAMPUS EDGE 2BR/2BA**
W/D in unit. Walk to class/gym. Penthouse
unit. Ample parking. Reasonable rate.
Available fall. 239-992-2449, 239-250-6149.
2 BLOCKS TO UFI WOOD FLOORS
1 and 2 bedrooms for FALL
As low as $380/person
Pets welcome! Wood floors available
Open late! 371-7777
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.
562-2824 1-22-08-10-2 .
Large room in NW home. Great neighbor-
hood. $450/mo includes utils, DSL, DVR,
no pets. Prefer mature, responsible, non-
smoker, prof/grad student. Call Scott 335-
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
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 UFI
Available fall 2008
ONLY $505 per person!
Open late and weekends
MOVE IN TODAY
Rooms, studios, 1/1s
From as low as $465/person!
Open late and weekends
... 371-7777 collegeparkuf.com
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 Today! Few left 352-376-6223
1 Website: 50 Apts Near UF
Choose from Studios, 1,2,3&4BR
Avail Fall. Specials from $474/mo
Lofts, wood firs & more. Some pet
Tour today! 352-376-6223
$650 roommate needed avail immed.
2/2 luxury apt. walk to campus(Heritage
Oaks).lnternet access incl. in rent. Parking
space avail only w/apt. Call 813-833-6926 or
Close to Campus. 1/1 Guesthouse, tile floor,
fenced yard, high ceilings. Great for grad
student. $575.00 + sec. 909 NW9thAve. Call
Chad 407-230-2423 1-28-08-10-2
1 BR/1 BA, Hardwood Firs, Claw Foot Tub,
Central Heat/Air in Renovated Victorian
Home. Available Now! Laundry Onsite.
$585/mo Water/Pest Cntrl Included. Contact:
727-808-2388 or visit www.myspace.com/
*SUN ISLAND AfTO
**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)
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/mo 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 ad avail
now.$800/mo 611 SW 3rd St, call 514-6281
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12, ALLIGATOR 0 TUESDAY, JANUARY 22,2008
UHI ^For Rent
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 ir#formation 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
SubleWg @ Sunrise 1 BR/1 BA $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, pets allowed, furniture optional. call
352-505-3148. available now and following
APTS for rent close to UF!
Merrill Management Inc.
352-372-1494 x10 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 UF!
Wood Floors, Window A/C
Nat Gas ht. $625/Mo
1210 SW 3rd Avenue
Call Merrill Management Inc.
2BR 1BA Garage Apt, 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
376-1111 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 UFI 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
prjj'rentrance, 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
O F unfurnished
$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
hookupsfenced yard.$675/mo. No pets.
1105 NE "10th Place. Realtor 262-4546.
FEM. ROOMMATE NEEDED FOR SPR or
SPR & SUM in Tivoli $355+Util 4BR/4BA,
fully furn, washer/dryer, 24hr gym, great bus
route, close to campus Call Meredith ASAP:
Cute cottage 2 bedroom 1 bath, with study,
nice yard 310 N.W. 20th Avenue $795/mo
call Barbara 317-4392, Green Tree Realty,
Magnolia Place 2 bedroom 2.5 bath, new,
mint condtion cable and internet included
$900/mo 4872 N.W. 42nd Rd. #107, call
Brandywine 2 bedroom 2 bath 2811 S.W.
Rd #S-156 $695/mo appliances will be re-
placed for new tenant call Maria 494-2407.
Coolest apt in Gainesville. Spacious 2 or3BR
w/wood floors & high ceilings. 237 SW 2nd
Place. $1100/mo UITL INCL. Call 371-3260
Beautiful Spacious 1BR/1BA
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 email@example.com
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-
Great room for rent, 4 minute walk to cam-
pus. NW 14th st. and NW4th 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
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
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-
579/mon 1bd lbth 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
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-
$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 email@example.com
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
Cheap!! 1 BR apt 500,sw ft. $499/mo, incl wa-
ter, pest control. Quiet, Ig closet, Ivg rm, bath,
kitchen. 27 SWAve, off old Archer. Must get
now. Pets welcome. Price negoitable. 808-
MALE ROOMMATE WANTED,THE
CROSSINGS AT SANTA FE across from
SFCC, upgraded 1/1 shared living room,
kitchen, laundry room. rent $499/mo ult. incl.
$150 sublease fee, Jeremy (863) 529-7350
1BD/1BA avail NOW in-2bd/2.5ba condo.
Everything incl. (except BR furnishings).
Cable, internet, 4 bus routes, near campus.
$515 + 1/2 utils. Must see, great condition.
Call Chris (561)445-9034. 1-29-07-30-4
Female grad student wanted to share spa-
cious 3/2 house. Convenient to UF, Shands
& vet school, very quiet neighborhood, large
privacy fenced yard. Clean/friendly pets may
be considered sorry no cats. 352-359-3165
1 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
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
Roommate Matching HERE
Oxford Manor 377-2777
The Landings 336-3838
The Laurels 335-4455
Hidden Lake 374-3866
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TUESDAY, JANUARY 22,2008 N ALLIGATORS, 13
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
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 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, firstname.lastname@example.org 1-25-08-10-4
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
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
scm hotub fireplace 10min to UF $450/mo
213.2933 Iv mssg 2-15-08-20-4
WANTED: Clean male/female to share fully
furn really nice 2BR/2BA 14x70 mobile home
with male on Archer Rd 4 mi from UF. Pool,
cent H/AC, W/D. No pets. Rent $300 + 1/2
utils. 352-281-1415 1-28-5-4
Avail Immediately. Perfect for Grad/Med/Intl
students. Large room w/pvt bath in larg, quiet
home 5 min to UF. $550/mo + utils. W/D, CH/
AC. Newly decorated. Call 352-284-0979
Short term available. 2-18-08-20-4
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. 870-3975 1-25-5-4 -
$595 incl all utils. 1 college student needed to
fill a room in house off NW 16th and 34th. 2
story 2500 sq ft. Fenced yard. Call Michael
904-502-7733 or Michelle 904-707-5225
Immediate occupancy 2-8-20-4
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NEW CONDOS -WALK to UF
3 BIks to UF. For Info on ALL 1, 2, 3, 4
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Campus Realty at 352-219-2879. 4-23-72-5
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3600 SW 23rd St. $84,900 or rent for $650/
mo 352-372-0507 4-23-72-5
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MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT $375
Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must
sell. Can deliver. Retail $1600.352-372-7490
BED KING $170 PILLOWTOP
mattress & box springs. Orthopedic rated.
Name brand, new, never been used, in
plastic with warranty. Call 352-372-8588 Can
CHERRY SLEIGH BED solid with Pillowtop
Mattress & Box. All new still boxed. Cost
$1500, sacrifice $450 352-333-7516
Sofa $175 Brand new in pkg 333-7516
BEDROOM SET. 7pc Cherry, Queen/ king
bed, dresser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, chests
avail. Dovetail const. New, in boxes. Can de-
liver. Retail $6500, must sell, sacrifice $1100
(352) 372-7490 4-23-08-71-6
New 2, 3, & 4BR Upscale Condos
with unique Architectural detailing. Starting at
$215,000 Opening August 2008. 352-373-
Close to UF investor special, 5BR / 2BA set
up as duplex. $119,000 506 NW 3rd Street
Jeff Tice ERA Trend Realty 352-225-4616
photos & virtual tour: www.JeffTice.com
2BR/1 BA BRANDYWINE CONDO
Get on campus fast! Minutes from UF & 2
min walk to UF bus stop. Upgrades: carpet,
tile, DW, water heater. Pool, clubhouse.
$85,999/OBO. Call 352-359-2521 1-29-
Mountain lot on Cherry Log Mountain be-
tween Ellijay and Blue Ridge Georgia. .8
Acre, Utilites, Community Water, Log Cabin
deveopment, Covenients and Restrictions to
protect your investment. $30,000, 706-851-
Com -, oM/,-, J / "
Walk to UF and stadium from luxurious
Jackson Square Condominiums.
Built to last a lifetime Priced from mid-$250s
BEST BIDDER SALE
Approx 1400 s.f.: possible 5th bdrm
New carpet in bdrms newer appliances
Freshly painted Fenced backyard
Close to UF, downtown & shopping
Instant Equity Opportunity
Bids start at...$49,500!!
Open House Inspection
10 4pm Sat & Sun, Jan 26th & 27th
Home sold Sun night Jan 27th to
HIGHEST & BEST BIDDER
(Acceptable to Seller)
Owner direct 352-264-0054
24 hour info 1866-833-7832 ext 2
Owner Assisted Financing Possible
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-
SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather.
Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail
$2650. Sacrifice $750. Call 352-377-9846
DINING ROOM Beautiful cherry set w/table,
6 Chippendale chairs, hutch & buffet. New,
still in boxes. Retail $5200, sacrifice $1100.
Must sell. Can deliver. 352-372-8588 4-23-
FUTON Solid oak mission-style frame w/
mattress. New, in box. $140 332-9899
DINETTE SET 5pc $85 Brand new in box.
Never used. 352-377-9846 4-23-72-6
**BEDS -ALL BRAND NEW**
**Full $80 Queen $100 King $170"
Orthopedic pillow-top sets. Brand name
matching sets not used or refurbished. Still
in plastic, direct from factory! 352-333-7516.
BED- QUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mat-
tress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand
new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver.
$120 352-377-9846. 4-23-72-6
Bed- All New Kingi 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 newly Love seat $150 still in
pkg. Can del 352-333-7516 4-23-72-6
* Sofa, large very nice $85 0 Queen size
bed $60 0 Full size bed $50 0 Entertainment
center, nice $75 0 Lawn mower $50 0
Record collection 78's over 300 $75 0 Call
CASH PAID FOR LAPTOPS
Working or not, Joel
www.pcrecycle.biz 336-0075 4-23-72-7
NEW Sleek Black 4 GB USB FLASH DRIVE
with Quick-Release Neck Strap ONLY
$23.00 WITH FREE SHIPPING. Iron-Clad
In the market for a new set of wheels or just
looking to add a second to that collection?
Want personalized handlebars or a fitted
seat? Check in the Alligator Classified,
NEW& USED BIKES FOR SALE
WE REPAIR ALL BRANDS
Best Prices in Town *
SPIN CYCLE 373-3355
424 W UNIV AVE (DOWNTOWN)
Private, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF.
Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-538-
2181. Can leave mssg. 4-23-08-72-10
UF SURPLUS EQUIPMENT AUCTIONS
bikes, computers, printers, vehicles and
more. All individuals interested in bidding go
Draft in your pajamas Drafting Table +
Studio Chair, barely used, with borco and'
parallel bar. Folds up. $120 OBO. Great
value, compare with CFOP. Portable Drawing
board-$40 Electric Eraser-$35 Call Kristen
Student Discount: International Identity
Thieves are targeting American college
students. Protect yourself with our Million
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$20 TO PARK FOR GATOR GAMES. Very
Close to college. Bike or Walk. 352-584-6357
or 352-596-5175. Fenced in parking area.
Reserve for the whole season or by game.
** SCOOTERS **
RPM MOTORCYCLES INC
SALES, SERVICE, PARTS
Marty Brands Available 518 SE 2nd St.
*****New Scooters 4 Less*****
Motor Scooter Sales and Servicel
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 UFI
Pick-ups avail $19.99 oil changes!! 336-1271
CLOSE TO CAMPUS 534 SW 4th Ave.
Scooters, E-bikes, Offroad, & Accessories!!
Best Prices and Customer Service!!
Buy A New Scooter, Buy A Used Scooter
All on one site! Check the website or call
336-1271 for more info! 4-23-08-72-1.-
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 warrantiesI Limited # Availl
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E ll Motorcycles, Mopeds] W f
3 New Electric Mopeds/Scooters
Burgundy, Blue, & Black. $689/ea.
Call 352-284-7174 Other models also
available at www.relectricscooters.com
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
2005 Suzuki GS 500F Sport Bike
Adult ridden. 55 mpg. Great student bike.
2500 miles. Like new. Never raced. Garage
kept. Asking $3900. Call 352-335-7223
(daytimne) 352-278-3136 (evening) 2-4-
*FAST CASH PAID FOR ANY CAROL
ORunning or not!O
*NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS
*Over 10 yr svc to UF students
OCall Don @ 215-7987 4-23-72-12
CARS -CARS BuySSellSTrade
Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes
Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars
3432 .N Main St. www.carrsmith.com
CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 3.73-1150
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* FREEOOO
MUST HAVE TITLE! METRO GNV ONLY!
CALL DON 215-7987 4-23-72-12
CARS FROM $29/MO!
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-
BE AN INSPIRATION!
Take a blind lady to Mass on Sundays and for
walks' and shopping as needed. We'll have
lots of fun! And you will make a new friend!
Contact 219-6948. 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
NISS.N ALTIMA 2006
2.0,ft door, 26k miles, silver. Call 373-8884
* Sun City Auto Sales
* 2000 discount off finance price
S No credit check.
S All vehicles "0" down
0 352-338-1999 4-23-08-58-12
S Sun City Auto Sales
S Buy Here/Pay Here
S Mo than 300 vehicles in stock
* 30 days warranty any finance
* 352-338-1999 4-23-08-58-12
* Sun City Auto Sales
* Free service until end of contract
" Any vehicle finance
Oil change/tune up/brake job
" 352-338-1999 4-23-08-58-12
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 $$$ or Trade *
OZZIE'S FINE JEWELRY 373-9243. 4-23-
Take a blind lady to Mass on Sundays and for
walks and shopping as needed. We'll have
lots of fun! And you will make a new friend!
Contact 219-6948. 2-1-08-72-13
UF GRAD PAYS MORE
for gold jewelry, scrap gold, Rolex, diamonds,
guitars, etc. Top $$$. Get my offer before you
sell! Call Jim 376-8090 or 222-8090 4-23- .
A Help Wanted
This newspaper assumes no responsibil-
ity for injury or loss arising from contacts
made through advertising. We suggest that
any reader who responds to advertising use
caution and investigate the sincerity of the
advertiser before giving out personal infor-
mation or arranging meetings
4 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
Sthe independent floridai
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 clean 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
LIKE TO WORK WITH LUXURY CARS?,
Bright? Enthusiastic? Like people? Must be
over 22, stable work history, clean driving
record, drug-free, perssonal references.
www.carrsmith.com for details. 4-23-72-14
CNA CLASS: $250! learn @ your own
time & pace. All you need to be a CNA
& pass the state exam is on VCR tape.
I have a 95% PASS RATE! check it out:
www.lapcnatraining.com or 800-566-4913
Students in Accounting, Aviation, Business/
Sales and computer science needed for vari-
ous positions. Flexible schedules and com-
petitive pay. Join our team! Learn more at
$250 A DAY POTENTIAL
No experience necessary, training provided.
800-965-6520 ext 138 4-23-72-14
Needed for evaluations of
Local Stores, Restaurants and Theaters
Flexible Hours, Training Provided
Call 1-800-585-9024 ext 6254
$12 15/Hour DRIVERS
$6.67 $7.40/Hour INSIDERS
$8.35-$9.40/hr MANAGERS in training
Apply online at www.gatordominos.com/jobs
Orat 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, FIT, flex hrs. Good pay, tips
advancement. Apply 505 NW 53rd Ave B/T
Maiin NW 13 St. Bring friend to work with.
UF Survey Research Center
$7.50-$8.00/hr + Bonus
Student and Non-Student Positions
Great Resume Builder
352-392-2908 Ext 105
408 W. University Ave suite 106
If You're Not Earning
$500 A Day Part Time, visit
H( lHelp Wanted
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-
PT RUNNER NEEDED FOR LAW OFFICE.
Exp preferred. M-F 1-5:30. Dependabel
transportation. Fax resume to 352-376-4645
or email: email@example.com 1-31-08-
Dragonfly Sushi & Sake Company
High volume, up-scale dinning restaurant
now hiring ambitious, energetic, friendly,
and reliable team members with excellent
customer service for HOST, BAR, and
KITCHEN (SUSHI, HOTLINE, PREP) posi-
tions, P/T & FIT. Exp preferred. Earn
great pay while having funIll Apply in
person at 201 SE 2nd Ave #104, Union St.
Station. No calls please. 1-22-10-14
Dragonfly Rolls 'n Bowls
Successful entrepreneurial business seek-
ing motivated and team oriented individuals
for CASHIER/HOST & PREP positions,
PIT & FIT. Learn how to make sushi and
much more in a fun, diverse, and high-paced
environment. Strong work ethic and excel-
lent customer service are an absolute must.
Weekday lunch availability highly sought
after. Come and join our family! Apply in
person at 3117 SW 34th St #1, University
Towne Center (next to Carrabbas). No calls
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
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0 Co-ed camp
Room and Board included
Get Paid to Play!
The Florida Elks Youth Camp (FEYC) needs
male and female summer camp counselors
ages 18 and up. FEYC is an over-night camp
located off of Highway 450 in Umatilla, FL.
The camp runs June 9 July 26. Please
contact Krys Ragland at 1-800-523-1673
Ext. 251 or 253 455-4267 4-23-71-14.
IT, PT flex hrs Enjoys keeping current on
Hardware/software products. Knowledge of
LINUX & non-Google/Yahoo search engines
pref. Troubleshoot server w/6-8 work stations.
Resume to firstname.lastname@example.org 1-
OFFICE ASSISTANT FT outside/inside,
passion for language & fitness. Avid reader,
interest in MMA a plus. Computer fluency.
1 yr + commitment. Resume to 626 NE 1st.
St. or email@example.com 1-23-08-
NOW HIRING DANCERS
Apply 12 SW 2nd St, Downtown Gainesville,
behind 8 Seconds next to parking garage.
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Uj Help Wanted
$STUDENTS GET CASH ON THE SPOT$
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 formore 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.
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 milefrom
campus. Email: email@example.com 1-
SHelp Wanted Help Wanted Help Wanted
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.
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-
Full Time / Part Time Maintenance Help
needed. Fax/email resume to Looking Glass
com Fax: 352-376-1184 4-23-70-14
Part-time & full-time sales positions in local
management co. Fax resume, cover letter
& avail schedule to 352-376-6269 or email
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
Elementary Education student wanted for
tutoring 4th grade girl, Mon afternoons $15/
hour, call 372-3690 1-22-08-5-14
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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. See
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
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 for busy
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, avl.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 -
Florida Survey Research Center
eve & weekends, $7.50 to start
go to flsurveyresearch.org for app
email Janet for info:firstname.lastname@example.org 1-25-
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
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
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: email@example.com 1-29-
Local travel company needs sales rep to
handle calls. Flexible hours. $7-$10 per hour
plus bonus. Bilingual a plus. Call Chris at
NANNY JOBS!!! PT/FT
many different schedules needed: 10 to
45 hrs/wk e-mail resume, pix, schedule to
4. Noah's Ark Nanny 2-1-15-14
NANNY FOR NEWBORN
M, W, TH 12 noon 4pm &
Tues 9-4pm; e-mail resume,
pix, schedule to firstname.lastname@example.org
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
FT/PT inventory control, flex hours. Great job
for students! Will work around class sched-
ule. Apply at Concessions Office, South
End Zone Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, next to
the Gator Sport Shop 352-375-4683 x6500
Assistant Food/Beverage Director
Responsible for coordinating volunteers for
over 300 UF events annually. Applicants
must possess general computer knowledge
and enthusiastic people skills. Full time po-
sition offers competitive compensation and
benefits. Call 352-375-4683 x6500 to apply
PT Supervisors needed. Days, nights, week-
ends. Flexible hours. Great 2nd Job! Apply at
Concessions Office, South End Zone Ben
Hill Griffin Stadium, next to the Gator Sport
Shop 352-375-4683 x6500 1-25-08-4-14
Opus Cafe Coffee Bar
Looking for fun and active students to work
between 12 to 30 hours per week at fast
paced coffee bar near campus. Starting pay
is $7.25/hour + tips. Call Tim for employment
information at 352.262.0822.
An application may also be downloaded on-
line at www.opus-cafe.com and submitted in
BARBERS & STYLISTS
1115 W University Ave 352-380-0304 1-
We need a responsible, loving & outgoing
girl to care for our adorable kids!
10-15 hrs per wk. Days flexible, but some
mornings a must. References required.
email Carrie at email@example.com
Help wanted for one serius hardworking
and trustworthy student. Gen or const labor,
carpentry, chainsaw work & heavy lifting.
$7.50-$8/hr part time, flexible hrs. 376-6183
or 372-2931 1-24-08-3-14
Energetic, serious, hard-working individual
to assist customers with high quality sport-
ing goods merchandise. We're loooking for
the best. Full and part time opportuniteis. No
phone calls. Min 1 year commitment. Lloyd
Clarke Sports 1504 NW 13th St. 2-1-9-14
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
certified 379-1079 4-23-72-15
EVERGLADE EQUESTRIAN CENTER
The countryclub for horses & owners.
Customer lounge w/full kitchen & bath. 250' x
160' riding ring, round pen & jump paddock.
Lessons. 30 acres, 40 matted stalls, 19 sepa-
rate paddocks. 24-hr security, 352-591-3175
Want to be a CNA? Don't want to wait?
Express Training Services can get you certi-
fied under 3 wks! Hands-on exp, no videos.
Day/eve/wkend. Class sizes limited. 338-
1193 for details. expresstrainingservices.co
M 1 Services
PERSONAL TRAINING 300
Personal and Group Training
Flexible Scheduling Exclusive Facility
Call for a free workout
to All facilities & amenities, quality instruc-
tion; 15 minutes from UF. Jan at 376-7762.
Greathouse Equestrian Ctr. 8-13-72-15
** GATOR MOVING & STORAGE **
Ask about the student special!
10 Free Boxes ($35 value!).:--
FL Reg Ml 19 One item or a houseful!
Call Now! 352-374-4791, 800-797-6766
Law Office of Robert Dixon
RESUMES! Quality Editing, Writing,
Typesetting, Printing. RESUME CITY'S
Services from $34.95. Gator owned since
1981. E mail your resume for FREE analysis
and review: RESUMECITYUSA@AOL.Com
**AWARDS & PERSONALIZED GIFTS**
Plaques 0 Name Badges 0 Cups Etc.
Best Selection In Town
***GREAT BANNERS & SIGNS***
Custom Posters 0 Exhibits 0 Awards
Top Quality 0 Fast Service Low Prices
MATH & PHYSICS TUTOR
.First hour FREE! 10 years of experience.
Bilingual. Call Francisco at 352-494-8582
Editing and Proofreading Services: Mistake-
proof your paper starting at only $4.95/page.
Let our professional editors do the hard work
for you. Log on WriteltRight.com to perfect
your paper! 2-29-08-39-15 .
Same day drop off service
Wash, Dry & Fold. 65 cents/lb
A Best Coin Laundry
2411 SW 13th St, 352-336-0720
BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU. Learn traditional jiu-
jitsu technique and self-defense. Technique
on Tues. Spar on Thurs. 1st week free! 371-
1007. 4000 W. Newberry Rd. Nos falamos
RECORD A HITAT TAYLOR MADE MUSIC
Recording Studio. Bands, singers, rappers.
3 hour Intro Rock Block $100. Free set-up.
Pro Tools HD. Live rooms, good ears. Ask for
Glenn 374-9230 or 283-0630 1-29-08-10-15
T-SHIRT SCREEN PRINTING
*Call or Stop by for a QUOTE*
MONSTER PRESS 373-3355
424 W UNIV AVE (in Spin Cycle)
Get Help With Statistics
Dissertations, Theses, Tutoring, & Research
UF PhD with 9 years experience
Jeff Miller 352.505.2798
Native Speaker of Japanese
available for tutoring in the language. -Can
start tutoring on Jan. 25th. $10 per session.
Call 386-237-2958 1-25-4-15 --.,
Sharon Ruth, Esq.
Marriage Visas Employment Visas
Naturalization. Richard Ruth, Esq.
41 4110o qb
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Services Health Services
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* KENTUCKY GUARD RAMEL
BRADLEY TIED THE GAME WITH
2.5 SECONDS LEFT.
By DANNY KLEIN
Alligator Staff Writer
UF coach Billy Donovan held his
Just 11 seconds prior, this game was
over. All the hype, the pressure, the
mounting questions they all seemed
to be answered.
But with one reversed call and a
desperate shot on a desperate night,
Kentucky came back to life and gave
the baby Gators their toughest gut check
On Saturday night, UF (16-3, 3-1
Southeastern Conference) was able to
pull out an 81-70 win in overtime, de-
feating the Wildcats (7-9,1-2 SEC) for the
seventh consecutive time, joining Notre
Dame as the only schools to do so.
"That was crazy."
makeup and character of these guys, guys going to respond?' and, 'Gosh,
the way they battled and fought. When how devastating, how many times you
[Kentucky] sent it into overtime, I'm sure see young guys' wills fall apart.'
people thought, 'How are these young SEE HOOPS, PAGE 19
But don't let the score fool you. This
one was far from easy.
In a stomach-churning twist at the
end of regulation, one referee changed
the other's call and Kentucky's Ramel
Bradley hit a 3-pointer with just 2.5 sec-
onds left on the clock to tie the score at
61, sending the game into overtime.
"That was crazy," said center
Marreese Speights, who was involved in
the play. "It was way off Pat (Patterson).
It was just ESPN. They just wanted to
make a good game."
And with ESPN College GameDay
watching and the nation tuning in, the.
Gators proved they might not be last
year's team, but they're not too bad, caseyBrooke Lawson/Alligator
"I thought it showed great resiliency UF forward Chandler Parsons scores over Kentucky's Derrick Jasper during
and toughness," Donovan said. "The the Gators' 81-70 victory against the Wildcats on Saturday.
By BOBBY CALLOVI
Sometimes a 9.875 just isn't good enough.
That's what the No. 1 UF gymnastics
team learned in a 196.85-196.825 loss to No. 2
Georgia at home Friday night.
UF sophomore Amanda Castillo was the
last gymnast to perform in the meet and
needed a 9.9 oin her floor routine to tie the
score, but she tallied a 9.875 and the Gators fell
to the Bulldogs by .025 the smallest possible
margin of victory.
After starting the meet by matching the sec-
ond-highest vault score in school history, UF
struggled with two falls on the uneven bars by
seniors Nicola Willis and Ashley Reed.
The two falls resulted in the Gators' first
counted fall since Jan. 20, 2006, and it was the
team's first regular-season loss since Jan. 27,
2006, also against the Bulldogs.
After the poor showing in the uneven bars,
UF tried to regroup and
finish out the meet with a
"We had some huge
mistakes on the bars, so we
knew we really couldn't af-
ford to [slip up]," Castillo
said. "We had to get back
Reed on our game and hold our
chins up high and do the best we could."
Heading into the final portion of the meet,
the Gators were down by .65 and would need
some help from the Bulldogs. They got it when
Georgia's Grace Taylor and Courtney McCool
both fell off the beam and opened the door for
The second fall elicited an eruption of
cheers from the record crowd of 10,855 in the
O'Connell Center, sending the Gators' coaches
SEE GYM, PAGEI-..
Michigan vs. No. 11 Wisconsin
ESPN, 7 p.m.
No. 3 Tennessee vs. Kentucky
ESPN, 9 p.m.
South Carolina 1-2
The UF men's and women's track
and field teams, men's tennis team
and Santa Fe men's basketball team all
competed over the weekend. Check out
alligatorSports.org for complete coverage.
(3) North Carolina
TUESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2008
By PHIL KEGLER
Alligator Staff Writer
UF coach Amanda Butler sees confidence as a
big component in how well a team plays.
Heading into a key home matchup with No.
17 Georgia on Thursday, the Gators (13-5, 2-1
Southeastern Conference) did everything they
could against Arkansas (16-3, 1-3 SEC) on Sunday
to give themselves momentum.
After battling injuries and illnesses all season,
sophomore guard Jennifer Mossor finally hit
midseason stride Sunday, scoring a career-high 19
points while leading the Gators
5- to a 92-74 victory against the
It was a complete performance
Women's for Mossor, who also added five
Basketball rebounds and two steals and tied
for the team high with five assists
in just 23 minutes of play off the
She wasn't sure what was different but was joy-
ful nonetheless after having her best game as a UF
"I don't know. I got out there, and I was aggres-
sive," Mossor said in a phone interview Sunday.
"Once I hit that first shot, I was confident."
UF's 92-point performance was its highest of-
fensive output since putting up 99 against Alabama
State on Dec. 28, 2006. The Gators hadn't hit such a-
mark in conference play since the first round of the
2006 SEC Tournament, when UF scored 98 against
"We should've hit 100," Mossor said with a
She said Butler told the team it could have
reached the century mark, but the coach decided
not to in a display of sportsmanship, as the game
was easily in hand.
The sophomore's big day led the way as UF's
SEE WHOOPS, PAGE 19
UF loses by smallest possible margin in top-two battle
18,ALLIGATOR E TUESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2008
Gators outplay Wildcats for seventh straight time
* UF JOINS NOTRE DAME AS THE
ONLY TEAMS TO ACHIEVE THE FEAT.
By BRIAN STEELE
Alligator Staff Writer
Kentucky guard Joe Crawford didn't
want to talk about it.
'he "it" being if he thought Kentucky
- one of the most storied programs in the
country would ever lose to a Southeastern
Conference team seven straight times.
UF joined Notre Dame as the only other
team to defeat the Wildcats seven times in
a row, something the Fighting Irish did that
almost 70 years ago.
The last time Kentucky defeated the
Gators, Anthony Roberson, Matt Walsh and
David Lee were the big shots in Gainesville.
The Wildcats' (7-9, 1-2 SEC) fall from
grace has been slow and steady. Now it
looks like they've tripped and keep stum-
bling over their own two feet.
When Kentucky coach Billy Gillispie left
Texas A&M for Lexington, Ky., this wasn't
what he imagined. When he first addressed
the media after the 81-70 overtime loss
Gillispie took a few seconds to stare into the
crowd before speaking.
"Y'all want me to say something?"
Gillispie said. "It's just a tough loss.
"We didn't guard the ball. We didn't
guard the ball screen. We didn't help each
other. We didn't talk. We didn't carry out
While the Wildcats have had to make
do without Jodie Meeks (hip flexor) and
Derrick Jasper (sprained left knee) for most
of their season, Gillispie said injuries are not
excuses for the team's poor performance.
Kentucky guard Ramel Bradley said it
made him sick that the Wildcats have lost
seven straight against the Gators.
One of the biggest storylines coming in
to the game was Kentucky freshman for-
ward and leading scorer Patrick Patterson,
who many thought would
follow former Amateur
Athletic Union teammate
and friend Jai Lucas to
UF fans knew it too,
Basketball as some fans called him a
"sellout" and a "momma's
boy" for choosing to stay close to his West
Virginia home. There was even one sign that
read "G'ville Gives Patterson Nightmares."
Patterson finished with 15 points and
eight rebounds, but he never made a big
impact on the game and was outplayed by
counterpart Marreese Speights.
"It's frustrating for [Patterson] right now,
because he wants to be winning," Crawford
said. "But he has a bright future."
Patterson was not made available
for comment -by the Kentucky Sports
"I didn't hear any heckling myself,"
Gillispie said. "That's not very important,
and Patrick is not going to be concerned
about those types of things."
But Bradley heard what the fans had to
"Fans are always going to talk," said
Bradley, who turned to the Rowdy Reptiles
student section and mouthed "What?" after
he hit the game-tying 3-pointer that forced
"They were talking trash to me the
whole game, even before the game. When I
hit that shot they were kind of quiet for the
first time. That felt good."
UF caps big weekend with linebacker commit Buchanan
By RYAN LEVICK
Melbourne Palm Bay High
linebacker Ramon Buchanan
joined the Gators' 2008 recruiting
class Monday after visiting UF's
campus with several other top
Buchanan previously decom-
mitted from Miami, becoming the
second linebacker to do so before
choosing the Gators. Dunnellon
High's Lerentee McCray was the
Scout.com recruiting analyst
Mike Bakas wasn't surprised that
sornione from the UF-friendly
Melbourne area would choose to
play for the Gators, but the fact
that Buchanan would leave the
Hurricanes after committing in
July was a bit shocking to him.
As the No. 2 weakside line-
backer in the nation according to
Scout.com, Buchanan becomes
the third linebacker commit in the
Since the Gators boast a young,
talented linebacking corps, it looks
doubtful that Buchanan will see
much playing time at the position
next season, but he could make an
impact on special teams as soon as
Given UF coach Urban Meyer's
penchant for grooming players
through special teams, it could be
beneficial for Buchanan, who is
listed at 6-foot-1 and 195 pounds.
To gain playing time at the heart
of a Southeastern Conference de-
fense, Buchanan will need to gain
weight, but he is a versatile athlete
at his current measurements.
Buchanan runs a 4.5-second 40-
yard dash and recorded 98 tackles,
six sacks and three interceptions
in his senior season at Palm Bay,
the alma mater of former UF and
current Jacksonville Jaguars safety
"They play different styles of
definitely in the
same league as
Buchanan Buford (Ga.)
sive tackle Omar Hunter, Hoover
(Ala.) Spain Park High linebacker
William Green and several other
UF football prospects, attended
the UF men's basketball team's
overtime win against Kentucky on
According to Scout.com na-
tional recruiting analyst Jamie
Newberg, Hunter, Green and
Buchanan enjoyed themselves on
their visits, with Buchanan even
doing the Gator chomp along
with quarterback Tim Tebow, who
appeared during halftime of the
However, predicting when the
remaining prospects will commit
becomes more difficult as the re-
cruiting season draws to a close.
Hunter, a top prospect, may
wait until National Signing Day
on Feb. 6 before committing in
order to weigh all of his options,
while Green, like most recruits
from the state of Alabama, feels an
intense pressure to stay in state for
There are some other prospects
that remain mysteries. Julio Jones,
the nation's No. 1 wide receiver,
and T.J. Bryant, the sixth-ranked
cornerback, are not giving much of
an indication of where they lean.
The holiday weekend was
perhaps the biggest recruiting
weekend of the year and gave UF
a legitimate chance at hauling in
one of top recruiting classes in the
Scout.com ranks the Gators
as the nation's No. 11 class, but
Newberg believes that UF's rank-
ing is irrelevant.
"Right now, they're filling the
positions that need to be filled,"
"No matter what happens this
class is going to be good."
Verbal commitments are non-bind-
ing until a letter of intent is signed on
or after Feb. 6, National Signing Day.
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HOOPS, from page 17
"The fact that our guys were in that situa-
tion and responded like they did I was re-
ally proud of them as a group and their com-
lied at 68 with 1:33 remaining in overtime,
UF went on an 11-2 run defined by a Walter
Hodge 3-pointer that served as the game's
dagger and sent a raucous crowd of 12,222
After missing four consecutive free throws
in regulation to keep Kentucky alive, guard
Nick Calathes made 10 straight in the end to
put the Wildcats away for good.
Calathes led all scorers with 24 points to go
along with eight rebounds and eight assists.
"This is my first game at Florida like this,"
Calathes said. "Now I know what they're
talking about. This was a huge win for us.
I missed four free throws in a row, and that
should never happen. But I made them in the
end, and that's what counts."
Calathes is the fifth-leading scorer in SEC
play at 19.3 points per contest first among
Speights, who has struggled in SEC play
so far, scored 20 points and grabbed eight
rebounds, matching a season-high 31 min-
utes. Against Alabama and
Mississippi, Speights totaled
just 10 points.
"I finally felt really good.
Men's I feel like this is my best
Basketball game ever," he said. "I think
this might be the game I re-
ally start playing better."
The game featured all the fanfare prom-
ised, including an appearance by a Heisman
Trophy-wielding Tim Tebow, who addressed
fans during halftime and apologized for the
9-4 season. Former Gators player Al Horford
was also in attendance and received a stand-
ing ovation when his name was announced.
Although neither team was ranked, the
game still lived up to its billing. Eight lead
changes, eight ties and two separate UF
double-digit leads kept the largest crowd of
the year on edge.
Near-UF player Patterson, who was heck-
led throughout the game, scored 15 points on
just 5-of-14 shooting.
UF will now hit the road and ge .up to
face South Carolina on Wednesday at 8 p.m.
Hartung wins all-around with fifth-highest total in school history
GYM, from page 17
into a frenzy, as cheering a fallen gymnast is
typically seen to be in bad taste. The Gators
got the fifth-best all-around performance in
school history from junior co-captain Corey
Hartung, who recorded a career-best score
of 39.7. Hartung excelled on the vault with
a mark of 9.975, which was her personal best
and second-best in UF history a perfor-
mance Gators coach Rhonda Faehn called
long-awaited and well-deserved.
"Last year it was nice to keep
saying we were undefeated, but
NCAAs Is what really matters and
really counts in the end."
UF junior gymnast
UF stomps rally with
16 straight points
WHOOPS, from page 17
bench outscored its Arkansas counterpart
"One of the big battles for us going into
Arkansas was we wanted to make sure our
bench absolutely outplayed their bench,
and we got that," Butler said at her weekly
press conference Monday.
It shouldn't go unnoticed that the
Gators' "Big Three" of Depree Bowden, Sha
Brooks and Marshae Dotson also had their
games. Dotson had .her
of. the season with 15
points and 13 rebounds.
Brooks added 17 points,
Sand Bowden had 15.
After losing big leads
Butler in many road games
earlier this season, UF
responded differently Sunday.
The Razorbacks trailed by 11 at halftime
but had cut the lead to 6 with 11 minutes
and 14 seconds left.
The Gators came back with a game-
changing 16-0 run that extinguished any
hope Arkansas had.
The dominant performance even got the
Gators a little recognition.
A couple of poll voters looked toward
Gainesville, as UF got two votes in this
week's Associated Press poll, its first such
nod since the Week 1 poll on Nov. 12.
"It's great playing as well as we are right
now, because I think confidence is such a
huge factor in being successful," Butler
said. "Especially in SEC games, especially
when you have an opponent like Georgia
who is up next."
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UF sophomore Amanda Castillo performs a floor routine during the meet with
Georgia on Friday. It was the Gators' last chance in the 196.85-196.825 loss.
.Georgia improved its all-time record
against UF to 85-31-1 and remained unde-
feated against No. 1 teams. Losing to their ri-
vals was disappointing, but the Gators know
it is still early in the season, and they will get
to face the Bulldogs again when more is on
"Last year it was nice to keep saying we
were undefeated, but NCAAs is what re-
ally matters and really counts in the end,"
Hartung said. "It is a good learning situation
tonight. We will pick up our confidence and
know what we did wrong so we can beat
Despite the loss, UF kept the No. 1 rank-
ing because its average total score is still the
highest in the nation. Gymlnfo's ranking
system bases its first five polls on the total
season average of squads. No matter what
ranking the Gators hold, Faehn sees the loss
for what it is but wants the team to learn
from its mistakes.
"I think it will be really good for our ath-
letes, because it's going to continue to fuel
them and make them hungry."
20, A1.IGATOR N TUESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2008..
Editor's Note: Beginning with the
Southeastern Conference season, the
alligatorSports staff will vote on the
top three UF basketball performances
of the week each Monday. The No. 1
player will receive 5 points, the No. 2
player 3 points and the No. 3 player
I point. At the end of the season, the
player with the most combined points
will earn the title of alligatorSports
Player of the Year.
Hot Shots Standings:
1. Nick Calathes (8 points)
2. Jai Lucas (5 points)
3. Marreese Speights (3 points)
4. Walter Hodge (1 point)
5. Dan Werner (1 point)
20 ppg, 7.5 rpg,
The young do-it-all guard
continued to lead the Gators
with perhaps his best week yet.
Calathes' 24 points, 8 rebounds
and 8 assists against Kentucky
are sure to put his Donovan-like
face in the national picture, and
he provided a well-balanced
game in UF's loss to Mississippi
- 16 points, seven rebounds
and five assists. He also lead the
Gators in minutes played along
Calathes is quickly becoming
UF's on-court leader as he
mounts an SEC Freshman of
The Year campaign, and if the
Gators hope to mount an NCAA
Tournament run, Nick will be
front and center.
12 ppg, shooting
from the field.
Well, we'll just try to forget about
his performance against Ole
Speights had four points and
seven rebounds in that contest
while being dominated by the
Rebels' frontcourt, but he
bounced back nicely against
The Gators' big man turned
himself loose against the
Wildcats and near-Gator Patrick
Patterson, pouring in 20 points
and grabbing 8 rebounds as he
made Patterson wish he never
made the ill-fated decision to
head to Lexington.
Speights tied a season-high 31
minutes and made it a goal to
silence his critics.
You've proven yourself to us Mo'.
11.5 ppg, 4 of
10 3-point FGs,
The Gators elder leader hit the
3-pointer that broke the back
of Kentucky fans everywhere,
pumping his fist and causing the
Rowdy Reptiles to nearly fall off
of their seats.
Hodge has served as a steadying
influence on the young team,
which has looked to him during
tough times, and the only
player with any significant on-
court experience from UF's
championship runs didn't
disappoint this week.
He played 42 minutes against UK
and hit 2 of 3 3-pointattempts
while dishing out five assists and
coming up with a steal.
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