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VOLUME 101 ISSUE 83


WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23, 2008


King's message spread by candlelight

By MELISSA GRAJALES
Alligator Contributing Writer

UF's weeklong celebration of Martin
Luther King Jr. came to a close Tuesday
evening with a candlelight vigil.
During a speech at the Reitz Union
Amphitheater, UF President Bernie
Machen said students have always been
at the center of the civil rights movement,
and King, a civil rights leader who was as-
sassinated in 1968, lives on through then.
"All of you can be the conscience of
Dr. Martin Luther King," Machen told at-
tendees.
"We need your help. We need you to
step up and take up the challenge that he
put before us all those many years ago."
"We celebrate him more and more
every year as we realize what he
means to our lives and what he
means to our country."
Bernie Machen
UF president


He said King's words and beliefs are
just as important today as they were when
he said them.
"We celebrate him more and more ev-
ery year as we realize what he means to
our lives and what he means to our coun-
try," Machen said.
About 150 people attended the vigil,
which was sponsored by the Campus
Ministry Cooperative, the Dean of
Students Office, Student Government and
the Reitz Union.
After speeches, songs and readings of
excerpts written by King, attendees slowly
lit candles to represent his memory.


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The Rev. Nancee Martin-Coffey, of the Chapel of the Incarnation, lights a candle held by David Dean of the Presbyterian Disciples of
Christ Student Center at a candlelight vigil honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the Reitz Union Amphitheater on Tuesday night.
Anthony Crenshaw, director of UF's "Whether you choose to take this Once everyone's candle was lit, the
Institute of Black Culture, told the crowd candle with you, please take the light with crowd shared. a moment of silence to
that the way the candles were lit repre- you," he said. honor King and reflect on Bachmann's
sents how change takes place. The fire As the evening came to a close, challenge.
starts with one person, and with time, it Crenshaw lit his candle and passed the "What is the flame that you will bring
spreads to the rest. flame throughout the audience. to this world?" Bachmann said.


UF law student remembered for inspiration, courage


* HE HAD DIABETES, LUNG
DISEASE AND CANCER.

By DEBORAH SWERDLOW
Alligator Writer
dswerdiow@alligator.org

In 26 years, Eric Gold ran a half
marathon, raced up 94 flights of
stairs for charity, patrolled the wa-
ters at a'children's diabetes camp,
started his own photography
business and interned in a U.S.
Attorney's Office.


In that same time, Gold battled
diabetes, underwent a double lung
transplant, coped with a disease
that deprived him of almost all of
his adrenaline, and fought cancer
with rounds of chemotherapy and
radiation.
The second-year UF law stu-
dent died Sunday at Shands at
UF from pneumonia related to his
cancer and a lung transplant.
"He had so many medical
challenges thrown at him, and he
never let any one of them stop him
until the cancer did," said Randy


Gold, Eric Gold's father.
Gold said his son's medical is-
sues began at age 7 when he was
diagnosed with diabetes. Although
he was young, he confronted the
disease head-on by
IonalI attending Florida
Diabetes Camp at
News various locations in
the state to learn how
to manage it.. He also volunteered
as a counselor, lifeguard, program
director and member of the camp's
board of directors.
. Randy Gold said his son was di-


agnosed with lung disease in 2003
after he learned to live with his di-
abetes. He received a double lung
transplant in July 2004, Gold said.
Seven months later, he climbed 94
flights of stairs for a respiratory
health fundraiser, and later that
year he ran a half marathon.
He was planning on graduat-
ing law school in spring 2009 to
become a federal prosecutor or
medical malpractice attorney,
Gold said.
Lyrissa Lidsky, a UF law profes-
sor who taught Eric Gold in two


classes, said earning a law degree
was one of the most important
things to him.
"If he was not in the hospital, he
was in class, and if he was in class,
he was prepared," Lidsky said.
When she announced in her
class Tuesday that Eric Gold had
died, she said students told her
how his courage inspired them.
"It's just something somebody
in their 20s should never have to
face, and he faced it with such
courage and fought to the end,"
she said.


* UF men's basketball coach
Billy Donovan (left) has utilized
unusual methods of inspiring
his team during his tenure
with the Gators, and his latest
ploy involved boxing great
Muhammad All. UF will travel
to Columbia tonight to face
South Carolina for its fifth
conference game.
See story, pg. 14.


Presidential campaigns make local stops
A Republican presidential hopeful and the spouse
of another made stops in Alachua County on Tuesday.
Mike Huckabee, the former governor of Arkansas, visited
Gainesville for a private fmundraiser.
Ann Romney, wife of former Massachusetts gover-
nor Mitt Romney, spoke to a group of about 25 people
at Conestoga's Restaurant in Alachua, restaurant man-
ager Lori Anderson said. Huckabee's campaign head-
quarters did not release any details about the fundraising
event, which was not open to members of the media.
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News Today


WHAT'S HAPPENING
Writing on the Wall
Plaza of the Americas, 9 a.m.
to 3 p.m., today
Students will be able to paint a
brick describing a personal ex-
perience of intolerance, which
will be used to construct a
wall of similar bricks to be
torn down on Feb. 1.
Jewish Student Union Breakfast
Broward Hall, 11 a.m. to 2
p.m., today
The Jewish Student Union
will be serving a breakfast
of bagels, orange juice, milk
and water outside of Broward
Hall.
Contemporary Art Discussion
Ham Museum, 3 p.m.,
Sunday
UF professor Celeste Roberge
will present a gallery talk
of the exhibition "Vision/
Revision: Contemporary Art
from the Ham Collection."
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STUDENT GOVERNMENT
Senate honors Tim Tebow
UF quarterback Tim Tebow's
collection of honors and awards
grew with the addition of a
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involvement with his parents'
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funding for several UF or-
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University Gospel Choir
and Heal the World during
Tuesday's meeting.
The Florida Swing Dancing
Club received $2,586 to support
the club's annual workshop,
called "Leaping through Time,"
which will be held from Feb. 29
to March 2.
Senators also approved a
$1,152.14 request from the UF
Fly Fishing Club, supporting
half the cost of gas for a fish-
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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23,2008 0 ALLIGATOR, 3


ON CAMPUS

Walk focuses on sexual assault


Lane closures


might slow buses

Occasional lane closures on Southwest 62nd Boulevard
could delay traffic, including Regional Transit System bus
routes 20 and 21, for the next month.
The buses which stop at The Oaks Mall, Melrose
Apartments, Cabana Beach Apartments and McCarty
Hall on UF's campus could be delayed between about
10 and 15 minutes, RTS spokeswoman
Theresa Harrison said.
Local The delays are a result of construction
News of a new apartment complex just north of
Southwest 20th Avenue, said Brandon Daly,
the project's assistant superintendent.
Lane closures will occur off-and-on over the next
month as turn lanes are installed, he said.
While there were no lane closures Tuesday, Harrison
said buses were slightly delayed by bulldozers and
equipment along the road, and RTS received several com-
plaints.
Up to 100,000 people ride route 20 each month, and
about 30,000 ride route 21, Harrison said.
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By LIA GANOSELLIS
Alligator Writer
eganosellis@alligator.org
In recognition of UF's sexual
awareness month, about 50 people
equipped with red blinking reflec-
tors walked, jogged and sprinted
around the UF campus Tuesday
night for the fifth annual Take
Back the Night Safety Walk.
The event was organized by
two groups at UF the Center for
Sexual Assault/Abuse Recovery
Education, also known as CARE,
and Acting Against Rape: Every
Student's Task Force, or AAREST.
Participants could choose be-
tween a nearly 2-mile walk or a
roughly 3-mile walk.
University Police officer David
Miles led the runners on a mo-
torcycle, and ROTC officers were
stationed throughout the route to
direct the participants.
Members of CARE and
AAREST applauded as the run-


ners took off from the Reitz Union
Colonnade.
Beth-Anne Blue, CARE coor-
dinator, said the theme for this
year's safety walk was "bystander
apathy."
"This is about changing our
culture that allows sex as-
sault to continue."
Beth-Anne Blue
CARE coordinator

Although Gainesville's sexual
assault rate is low in comparison
to other cities, Blue said that's
most likely because of low re-
porting rates. About 80 percent
of sexual assaults occur between
people who know each other, so
few victims report abuse. -
"This is about changing our
culture that allows sex assault to
continue," Blue said.
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forward, the statistics will inevita-


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Blue added that alcohol in-
creases the chances of a sexual
assault.
"Wherever there's high-risk
drinking, there's high risk for
sexual assault," she said.
Jodi Schneider, AAREST chair-
woman, said most people under-
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assault.
"I think people hear stories
and hear statistics," Schneider
said. "Hearing stories that's not
reality."
People can't grasp the reality
of sexual assault until it happens
to them or someone close to them,
she said.
Clayton Hofstra, a UF micro-
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pated in the walk for the past four
years.
"We can't take back the night,"
Hofstra said, referring to nights
when sexual assault occurs.
"We've got to prevent the night."


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4, ALLIGATOR E WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23,2008


Candidate gets personal


By DREW HARWELL
Alligator Staff Writer
dharwell@alligator.org

Public appeal, city knowledge and a
love of politics are virtues that boost the
chances for local government hopefuls.
For Bryan Harman, a City Commission
District 2 candidate, trekking door-to-door
around Gainesville doesn't hurt, either.
In this race Harman's first elec-
tion and one with no clear front-runner
- the 33-year-old has cited his walks as
something that separates him from his
opponents.
Over the past several weeks, Harman,
who worked in real estate and marketing
before taking a break to campaign, said
he has walked numerous neighborhoods
and knocked on several
Elections thousand doors in an
2008 effort to meet the taxpay-
ers he hopes to serve.
"I've tried to make myself unique," he
said. "I've tried very hard to go face-to-
face with people."
Harman said his policy of direct corn
versation with constituentashas helped
him realize what city residents feel local
government could work on.
"If you are a candidate for local office
and have not been knocking on, doors," he
added, "I don't think you're prepared to
lead our city."
Specifically, Harman said he hopes to
lead the city in attracting more high-pay-
ing jobs to Gainesville.
Social programs for the needy, like
vocational training and affordable hous-
ing, are also important goals he said the
city should support. As for where the
city could find the extra funding needed
to pursue these programs, he mentioned
stopping bureaucratic waste by spending
less oii consulting fees.
The city should also exercise more
caution in deciding which companies it


chooses to support financially, he said.
Tax incentives, like those granted from
the city to developments like University
Comers, should go to companies with a
good environmental background and a
history of treating employees well.
This selectivity, he said, would invite
companies that would give back to the
community, and not just corporations
that would turn the city into the next
"Orlando, Jacksonville or Tampa."


Bryan Harman, a candidate for
Gainesville City Commission District
2, poses on the Downtown Commu-
nity Plaza on Monday afternoon.


SFCC prof. vies for seat


By DREW HARWELL
Alligator Staff Writer
dharwell@alligator.org

English professors have gone on to
write best-selling novels. Biology pro-
fessors have cured diseases. But can
someone who teaches about government
actually run one?
City Commission District 2 candidate
Lauren Poe thinks so.
Poe, 37, has lived in Gainesville for 25
years and earned UF master's degree in
education from UF a decade ago. He now
works as a professor at SFCC.
Poe teaches economics and govern-
ment to about 100 students at SFCC's dual
enrollment program, which allows high
school students to enroll in college-level
classes.
He encourages his students to stay
civically involved by attending speeches
and following local politics, he said.
Some of his students have become big
supporters at a commission candidate
forum last week, several of his students
cheered his name as he left the stage.
Poe said one of his biggest goals is to
build up downtown Gainesville by invit-
ing emerging businesses, such as biotech-
nology and clean energy research firms to
the area.
Not only would the influx of busi-
nesses increase revenue in what he called
the city's urban core, it would also bring
in more jobs and establish Gainesville as a
high-tech research center, he said.
Poe was quick to add, however, that
his plan of welcoming business should
not be interpreted as giving tax incen-
tives indiscriminately to big corpora-
tions, as evidenced by the yet-to-be-built
University Comers.
Besides becoming a thorn in the side
of local developers and community re-
development officials, the issue has also
polarized some residents who believe the
incentive program is nothing more than a


bureaucratic corporate handout.
Poe said he believes the rebates can
work only if they are used to encourage
companies to develop local infrastructure
that the city would have paid for anyway.
Poe also said he has big hopes for im-
proved relations between UF, SFCC and
the city. An SFCC bus service with more
routes and a closer connection between
UF's research labs and technology mar-
keting firms could only help Gainesville's
havens of higher education, he said.
"Gainesville could be perfect for it," he
said. "We just need to create those right
conditions and convince companies that
this is the best place to be."


Nicole Safker / Alligator Staff
Lauren Poe, a candidate for Gainesville
City Commission District 2, poses on
the Downtown Community Plaza on
Monday afternoon.


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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23, 2008 I ALLIGATOR, 5


Candidate stresses experience


By DREW HARWELL
Alligator Staff Writer
dharwell@alligator.org

Running a city is not much different from running
a business. Both have money to spend, programs to
organize and most importantly, people to please.
That could be why Bonnie Mott, a business owner
and City Commission District 2 candidate, thinks she
would be the best person for the commission seat.
Mott, 58, said municipal work like preparing bud-
gets, listening to constituents and organizing priori-
ties is nothing new to her.
She has been the owner of Prudential Preferred
Properties, a local real estate company, since 1993, an
experience she said qualifies her for a seat on the com-
mission managing thousands of residents.
She also said her 43 years in Gainesville more
than both of her opponents combined give her a
better perspective on the city's future.
"I've been here longer," she said. "I've seen more
things that have occurred and even more things that
have not occurred."
Like her opponents, Mott emphasized that the
city's policy of distributing tax rebates to new corpo-
rate construction needed an overhaul. Though she's
not completely -against the system, which allots city
funds to corporations as an incentive to build locally,
she said she thinks money should be handed out on a
more scrutinized basis.
She said she also disagreed with some early plans
to build the GRACE Marketplace, an open facility for
homeless people to get meals, counseling, child care
and other social resources, in. an area far from those
who the facility would help.
"I am not in favor of the homeless center being
built across town," said Mott, who went on to ques-
tion the financial sense in busing homeless people.
"It just adds another layer of expenses to get them
there."
She said Gainesville's mass transit system, which
is plagued by too few routes and overly congested
buses, could also use work.
Neighborhood tensions between long-term hom-
eowners and student renters, she said, also deserved


attention from the commission. Some students, she
added, could show more respect for their neighbors,
and those same neighbors could do a better job of
welcoming students.


NICOle aKer / AiiigaTor azi
Bonnie Mott, a candidate for Gainesville City Com-
mission District 2, poses on the Downtown Com-
munity Plaza on Monday afternoon.


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By KRISTEN HUFF
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UF Crew members are ready to get their feet wet after
more than a month of dry-land training.
Two of the three motors from the coaches' boats were
stolen Nov. 29, severely limiting practice on the water.
The team hopes to finally get new motors purchased
with both school funding and its own resources sometime
this week.
Adam Kallin, the team's president, said the motors are
an essential safety precaution, and they allow the coaches to
instruct rowers out on the water.
The Sport Clubs Council, a governing board composed
of eight students from different sport dubs, considered the
team's request for $3,100 to buy new motors on Jan. 10, said
Eric Ascher, sport dubs coordinator for the UF Department
of Recreational Sports.
The ruling was delayed because the council
Student had concluded meetings for the semester when
Life the request was submitted, Ascher said.
Regardless, the team is frustrated with the
pace of action. Its firsf race is Feb. 23, Kallin said.
"We alerted the school about this a month ago," he said.
"No action was done until the first week back."
The council members decided to give the team $1,500
from "special-request funding" to buy one motor. The team
will replace the other motor with money it earned through
fundraising.
John Kauderman, president of the Sport Clubs Council,
said the special-request funding allocation covers emergen-
ces, but larger allocations of money are reserved for situa-
tions that completely debilitate a team. He said the council
decided money for one motor would be sufficient for prac-
tice to continue.
Some team members don't feel that enough has been
done.
"We're trying to become an elite team," said Matt
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Editorial


Choosing Sides

Machen's endorsement

irresponsible, bad for UF
While it may not have been as glamorous or as
influential as Oprah Winfrey's endorsement
of Sen. Barack Obama and certainly didn't
receive as much media attention UF President Bernie
Machen's unusual public announcement that he would
endorse Sen. John McCain for president this week did
raise more than a few questions across campus.
Though Machen adamantly maintains that his endorse-
ment of the Republican senator is completely separate
from his duties as university president, we can't imagine
why he would want to make such a public gesture unless
it was to capitalize on his notoriety as a university leader.
If this election truly is such a personal matter to him,
why did he agree to publicly endorse the senator only
after a representative from the McCain campaign ap-
proached him?
Why didn't Machen just endorse McCain months
ago when he first announced his candidacy?
Not only was this public endorsement made shortly
before Florida's primaries completely inappropriate for
someone in Machen's position. We also aren't accepting
the flimsy explanation that this announcement was merely
a reflection of Machen's personal opinion.
It was a blatant gesture to influence public opinion as
a state leader.
As students and Floridians, we think that public uni-
versities are supposed to serve all residents of a state, and
a president of such a university should not show even a
hint of political partisanship for a few reasons.
First, those who do not share his political views -
namely faculty and students may be angered by what
normally would and should be the president's private
choice.
Once that issue has been made public, the president
needlessly and carelessly politicizes a campus that is sup-
posed to be a safe place for the exchange of ideas. He has
essentially chosen a side before the election has even be-
gun, even if he is a registered independent.
Also, the mere appearance of partisanship by someone
who represents the university may inadvertently cause
damage to the university's reputation.
Who's to say that fellow state leaders within the
Republican Party won't completely disagree with
Machen's choice for presidential candidate?
This may cause an acrimonious situation that is com-
pletely unnecessary. Machen has a responsibility as presi-
dent not to behave in ways that create risks especially
political to the university he serves. He should realize
that his job may sometimes have to be the top priority.
However, we're not saying that Machen doesn't have
the right to vote for whomever he wishes.
While we realize that he did not give up his right to be
politically active as an American citizen when he accepted
the position as UF's 11th president, he did become a repre-
sentative for UF in the public realm, whether he accepts
that fact or not.
So, as much as Machen may try to separate himself
from his official title, it is impossible for him to do so until
he no longer holds it.
Until then, it's better for the university if he just kept
his politics to himself.


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Think before voting on Amendment 1


jI Taxes are the price we pay for civilization." That's
what my macroeconomics professor would always
say. As profound as it is obvious, this maxim relates a
timeless, commonsense principle. But I must admit, it's a
principle that I hadn't really thought about in great detail
until hearing it in class.
I would venture to guess that most students don't exert
much effort thinking about how matters of taxation affect
them, both in the present and future. Indeed, probably the
furthest thing from most young peoples' minds is the lab-
yrinthine and convoluted tax policy that lawmakers seem
to have such an insatiable affinity for codifying.
It's not just that tax policy tends to be complicated and
mind-numbingly boring-this is a sentiment shared by
a vast majority of citizens, regardless of age. Rather, tax
policy fails to elicit concern from many students because
it seems about as relevant to their lives as the Articles of
Confederation.
However, regardless of whether students deem tax
policy as pertinent to them right now, soon such issues
will command great concern as we get our first "real job"
and purchase our first house. Therefore, students would
be wise to consider tax policy in the present, especially
when voting.
Tuesday offers such an occasion. Floridians will not
only cast ballots for their preferred presidential candidate,
but they will also consider an intrinsically inequitable
property tax amendment: Amendment 1.
The proposed amendment would perpetuate rather
than reform an already-unfair system that is structured
to benefit the wealthy and long-time homeowners at the
expense of the middle class and first-time buyers.
Amendment 1 seeks to make the tax rate "portable"-
that is, to enable homeowners to take their current tax rate
with them when they purchase another house. Proponents
of the flawed proposal insist that as soon as residents are
no longer "locked in" to their current homes by fears of


Joshua
Fredrickson
letters@ailigator.org


increased property tax rates, they
will invest in a new house. The
idea is to stimulate the state's
economy, especially its struggling
housing market.
But the real estate slowdown
is not endemic to Florida; it is a
nationwide phenomenon largely
sparked by the subprime mort-
gage debacle. As such, it is dubi-
ous that Amendment 1 will have
any substantial impact on the


state's housing woes.
The tax cut is estimated to drain billions from local gov-
ernment coffers over the next five years. If the amendment
passes, local governments will either have to increase
taxes or cut services-or both-in order to recoup the lost
revenue that the passage will incur. This will most likely
mean less funding for first responders, parks and recre-
ation, and infrastructure and development.
Gov. Charlie Crist and the special interests he was
elected to confront have put their full weight behind
Amendment 1. Adroitly employing Orwellian double-
speak, Crist has dubbed his latest cause c6lbre the
"people's tax cut." Amendment 1 would more aptly be
described as the "millionaire's tax cut." Crist's presenta-
tion of the proposal has been duplicitous, disingenuous
and deceitful.
Crist's crusade to undermine Florida's local govern-
ments and further denigrate the state's abysmally funded
public school system betrays the ideals upon which
his gubernatorial campaign was built. Amendment l's
adoption would be a disastrous blow to Florida's future
- that's us.
Think about that when you vote on Tuesday.
Joshua Fredrickson is a political science senior. His column
appears on Wednesdays.


The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator.


Reader response
Today's question: How will you
vote on Amendment 1?


Tuesday's question: Should UF-
President Machen have publicly
endorsed John McCain?


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Letters to the Editor
Gainesville community responded to need
On behalf of Bread of the Mighty Food
Bank and the people of our community, I
thank you for supporting the food bank by
publicizing the need for emergency food sup-
plies during the holiday season.
As we entered the holidays, the shelves of
the food bank were nearly empty. A public ap-
peal requesting help resulted in an outpouring
from the Gainesville and University of Florida
communities.
We had a vision to distribute 300 food box-
es at Thanksgiving and 250 food boxes for the
Christmas holiday. Through the community's
generosity, we were able to distribute 390 food
boxes at Thanksgiving and another 299 boxes
in the week preceding Christmas.
To give you an idea of the response from
the university community alone, a total of at
least 30 food drives were conducted resulting
in over 11,000 pounds of food and $1,200 in
donations. Again, thanks to you, the Alligator,
and to the University of Florida community
for your response to the need.
Anne Voyles
Director, Bread of the Mighty Food Bank



College is not limited to career seekers
Tuesday's letter from Kaitlyn Hastings
regarding Carly Hallam's Friday column was


unnerving. How could someone imply that
higher education is solely for those that will
pursue their careers?
My father graduated as an engineer and
now intentionally works retail. Was his intel-
lectual acquisition a waste, too, or does that
only apply to housewives?
Everyone has the right to expand his or her
mind, and the most accessible way to do so is
through college. Being a housewife is com-
mendable and being one who has taken the
time to explore other avenues in life should be
highly praised.
To say that a woman should have to choose
between both of those extremes is more dis-
criminatory toward women than Hallam's
plan. Why should acceptance into a univer-
sity be measured and limited by the different
ambitions of students for when they leave
academia? College is for everyone.
Pamela D'Andrea
3LS


Reader missed column's life lesson
I was disappointed in Ms. Hastings' re-
sponse to Carly Hallam's Friday column, as
it is evident tat she attacked Ms. Hallam as a
result of her own misunderstanding.
Ms. Hastings dearly missed the column's
central theme: coming to realize the important
things life has to offer. Ms. Hallam's statement
that what she decides to do once she gradu-


ates will not be her "reason for living," is not
to discount the importance of her education
or career, but to assert that she now realizes
that her eulogy shouldn't simply read, "She
was a great employee." Ms. Hallam's column
expresses her view that there is more to life
than a job, and that as we mature, this concept
simply becomes dearer.
It is unfortunate that Ms. Hastings criti-
cized the column without recognizing the life
lesson.
Shanna Groqm
4BA



Machen's endorsement puts UF at risk
I suspect Mr. Machen does not possess a
very strong respect for the intellect of the UF
student body or faculty.
This endorsement of Mr. McCain is over
the line for the president of a public university.
He risks the reputation of the university, he
risks losing funds for the university, and he
risks the politicization of the university.
But Mr. Machen tells us that his endorse-
ment is separate from his position as univer-
sity president, and therefore, does not put the
university community at risk. This is dishon-
est at best. Who would care enough to solicit
his endorsement if he wasn't UF president? If
Mr. Machen decides to publicly endorse can-


didates, then I suppose that comes with the
job, but please don't lie to me in the process.
Greg Markowski
political science graduate student



Congress is to blame for state of country
Tuesday's editorial cited President Bush
as the cause of many ills, when in fact, it is
Congress that passed those bills. The presi-
dent, after all, has little authority. Mostly, he
can start and stop wars. In the end, it's the leg-
islature that introduces and passes bills, and
they can override the president's veto.
Start looking at what Congress is doing,
pandering to every entitlement, to our ever
increasing level of ease the "what's in it for
me" syndrome. Will somebody please reintro-
duce the line-item veto and get rid of those
greedy earmarks?
How can you pay for an education without
government assistance? A job, a scholarship,,
a savings account work and more work, not
grant and more grant. The more government
intervention in our affairs, the more liberty
we lose.
The Alligator editor should make some
good suggestions and stop blaming a lame-
duck president.
Wayne Jespersen
SGainesville resident


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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23, 2008 0 ALLIGATOR, 9


MINUTES FROM UF!!!
3/3's from only $486 per Bdrm
4/4's from only $452 per Bdrm
FREE Cable w/ HBO/ SHOWTIME
FREE Tanning, 24hr Fitness Center
Ask About our Huge 2/2.5 Townhouses
336-3838 TheLandingsUF.com
Convenient Bus Route!
4-23-72-2


FORGET YOU HAVE ROOMMATES!
Huge 4BR townhomes w/W/D. 1662 sq.ft.
FREE gym membership and FREE cable!
352-332-7401 4-23-72-2

LIVE THE LIFE!
All Inclusive Ind. leases
Big 2/2s 3/3s & 4/4s-
Filling fast Lease now
373-9009 4-23-72-2

MOVE IN TODAY
1/1 & 3/2 starts @ $739
FREE RENT & NO M/I FEES
www.AspenRidge.Com
Pet Friendly*335-4455
4-23-08-72-2

BIG AND CHEAP
2/1.5 apt 1100 sq ft $675
3/2 apt 1300 sq ft $750
1800 NW 4th St. Over 20 houses also
available 373-4423 www.maximumre.com
8-11-111-2


THE ULTIMATE NEW LUXURY
NEW DOWNTOWN APTS
Studios*One*3 Bed Townhouses
Washer & Dryers in every home
Wood Floors*Alarms*Balconies*Pets OK
Be Exclusive! 338-0002
4-23-72-2


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


Move-in TODAY
All inclusive studios from $575
2brs from $395/room
Walk to class, free parking!
Pets Welcome! 352-372-7111
4-23-08-72-2


YOU'VE HEARD ABOUT IT
NOW EXPERIENCE IT
Live the Condo lifestyle in one of our
1, 2, or 3 bdrm apts.
Open Sat 10-5/sun by appt.
Windmeadows Apartments
3700 Windmeadows Apts
(behind Butler Plaza)
352-373-3558
4-23-71-2


LAKEWOOD VILLAS
Ask About Our Move In Specials
Large 1, 2 & 3 bdrm Floor Plans;
Furniture Packages Inc. Washer/Dryer;
Workout Rm, Tennis Court; Swimming Pool;
Sauna etc. Mon-Fri 9-6, Sat 10-3
700 SW62nd Blvd 877-781-8314
www.lakewoodvilllas.com
04-23-08-72-2

SPYGLASS *
Ask About Our Move-In Specials
Individual Leases: Furniture Packages,
Incl Washer/Dryer, FREE Hispeed Internet;
Every Unit is an End Unit
Mon-Fri 9-6, Sat 10-3
701 SW 62nd Blvd 866-747-8443
www.spyglassapts.com
4-23-08-72-2

CRICKET CLUB II
NOW LEASING
Brand new 1, 2, & 3 bdrm
Luxury apartments
Conveniently located near
shopping, restaurants
and SFCC. For more info. Call:
888-509-4649
< M-F 9-6, Sat b, Sun 1-5
4-23-08-72-2

Available Now Walk to UF
3BR house cent AC/H $895
3BR 2BA home $1100
Gore-Rabell Realty 378-1387
www.gore-rabell.com 4-23-08-72-2

1BR apt. w/pvt gated courtyard in small quiet
professional complex. Close to ShandsNA
Single quiet prof/serious Grad student only.
$540/mo, 1 pet < 50 pounds at $25/mo ar-
ranged. 352 377-2150 Please leave a msg.
1-31-08-88-2

1920'S BUNGELOW
NE 10th St. W/D hk-ups. Hardwood, fans,
large backyard, excellent condition, $900/mo
No Dogs 373-3736 No Section 8 2-13-08-
45-2

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

ARBOR
Ask about 1 month
FREE RENT
1BR/1BA starting at $655
Close to UF & Shands
2411 SW 35th PI
866-650-8069
M-F 9-6, Sat. 10-2
4-23-08-72-2

ACROSS FROM UF!
All inclusive studios from $575
1 BRs from $599 Avail Fall 2008
Pets loved. Wood floors available
372-7111 Collegemanor.org
4-23-08-72-2

Available Now & Fall
Visions South Apts.
Walk to UF. new complex 1 BR $999
2BR 2.5 BA washer/Dryer
$1499 pets allowed
Gore-Rabell Realty 378-1387
www.gore-rabell.com 4-23-08-72-2

HOUSES, DUPLEXES, CONDOS,
TOWNHOUSES. for, rent. Walk/bike/bus
to campus. Neat, clean, good quality. Visit
www.gatorpads.com for available units, or
call 284-0316 1-31-07-36-2

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 nowl
Huge floor plans, D/W, Alarm, Pool & Tennis
Call today 376-4002 pinetreegardens.com
4-23-72-2

4BR HOUSE
Large shady yard. No pets. Available Jan 1,
2008. $950/mo. 352-378-9220 or 352-213-
3901 2-1-08-20-2

BEAUTIFULAND LUXURIOUS
Ceramic tile, maple cabinets, TV in Kitchen
Huge Scr. Porches, W/D, Walk-in Closets
Only 1.5 miles to UF
2/2's & 3/3's Starting at $500/per person
Hidden Lake 374-FUNN 4-23-72-2


3BD 2 BTH, 2300 SQF Huge home on 1 acre
best location (behind NFRMC)Pets ok short
term lease avail. Move in ready!
Call (352)284-0116 jglas2003@hotmail.com
1-24-08-14-2

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

**CAMPUS EDGE 2BR/2BA**
W/D in unit. Walk to class/gym. Penthouse
unit. Ample parking. Reasonable rate.
Available fall. 239-992-2449, 239-250-6149.
1-28-08-15-2,

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







2BR/2.5BA DSL/Cbl incl $949
5BR/2BA Near UF $1295
3BR/2BA House $1300
Ask about Move-In Specials!

30 + Properties Available!
www.BosshardtPM.com
352-371-2118 4-23-72-2

3 Bedroom 2 Bath $1050/mth, completely
renovated home (new kitchen, bathrooms,
A/C unit and wood floors) Located 5 miles
from UF campus and adjacent to the YMCA.
(904)497-2905 1-29-08-15-2

Rooms for rent, 2 bedrooms each with
private bath in 4/4 condo, $400/ room + utili-
ties. Female nonsmokers please. Call Haley
(904)545-1547 2-19-08-30-2

Large room in NW home. Great neighbor-
hood. $450/mo includes utils, DSL, DVR,
no pets. Prefer mature, responsible, non-
smoker, prof/grad student. Call Scott 335-
8209 1-29-15-2

Apt in Historic Duckpond
Large 2BR/1.5BA 2 blocks from downtown.
Amazing location. W/D. Quiet. Avail now.
508 NE 4th Ave. $750/mo. 379-4952 1-23-
08-10-2

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
1-30-08-15-2.

HOUSES & APARTMENTS AVAILABLE
FALL 2008. Several properties VERY close
to UF. Check out new project COTTAGES
AT NORMAN. For details visit our website
www. bellaproperties.net or call 335-5424.
.2-6-08-20-2

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

Beautiful Townhouse/Condo
2BR/2.5BA, W/D, quiet, only 1 year old; 35th
PI. Close to UF & Shands. On bus route.
$1100/mo. Available immediately. Call 352-
335-3786 2-21-08-30-2

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


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

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.
339-2342 1-25-08-10-2

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

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

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

Close to Campus. 1/1 Guesthouse, tile floor,
fenced yard, high ceilings. Great for grad
student. $575.00 + sec. 909 NW 9th Ave. Call
Chad 407-230-2423 1-28-08-10-2

*SUN ISLAND APT*
**Walk or Bike to Campus**
1-1 from $560/mo**2-1 from $660/mo
www.sunisland.infoOO0376-6720
4-23-58-2

ANTIQUE HOUSE
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 ,.
www.LookingGlassApartments.cm.
S111 NW16th St. #1, Call 376-1111
4-23-59-2

,Available Now 1 bedroom with private bath-
room in 4/4 condo, $450/room + utilities. Call
Heather (352) 408-0375 or Luanne (352)
409-4970 1-23-08-5-2

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.
1-23-08-5-2

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-
25-08-7-2

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
1-28-08-8-2

Brand New luxury 2 bedroom units with gran-
ite counters, crown moldings, etc. located by
The Oaks Mall. Units start at $975.00. For
more information or to take a tour of the unit
contact Hampton Oaks Apartments at 352-
. 333-8643. 2-5-08-14-2

NW 39th Ave 2BR/2BA With loft, large, open,
bright $740-750 without loft $635-65, Gated
patio, trees, costly laminated floor, pait utils
paid. Convenient, good neighborhood. 373-
8310, 219-3937 1-28-8-2

Sublease @ 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&'all 219-
4222 or leave message. 1-24-08-52


Call your sales rep today!

376-4482 alligator
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10, ALLIGATOR 0 WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23, 2008


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-
24-08'5-2

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
semesters. 1-24-08-5-2

APTS for rent close to UF!
www.merrillmanagement.net
MerrilirManagement Inc.
352-372-1494 x10 1-25-6-2

2BR 1BA 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

1BR 1BA1 BLKTO UF!
Grad II Apts, Carpet,
Central H &Air, Laundry
1236 SW 4th Avenue $575
Includes Utilities. Call
Merrill Management Inc
352-372-1494 1-25-6-2

2BR 1BAApt 1BLK to UF!
Wood Floors, Window A/C
Nat Gas ht. $625/Mo
1210 SW 3rd Avenue
Call Merrill Management Inc.
352-372-1494 1-25-6-2

2BR 1BA Garage Apt, 1 BLK
to UF! Wood Floors, Central H &Air
Includes all Utilities $850/Mo
1014 Sw 2nd Place #B
Call Merrill Management Inc. 1-25-6-2

1 BR & 2BR 1 BAApt 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
immediate occupancy
115 steps from campus'
376-1111 or 111 NW16th St. #1. 4-23-58-2

SLEEP IN! WALK TO UF!
2/1 from $395/room
Luxury 2/2.5 from $650/room
Wood floors avail. Pets loved.
Steps to UF! 372-7111
4-23-08-58-2

Available Aug 1st 4BR/2BA house. Wood
floors, fireplace, wash/dry, fenced yard for
privacy. $1400/mo. Call 339-2342. 830 NW
16th Ave. 1-25-08-5-2

Available Aug 1st 1 BR/1 BA studio with own
private entrance, fireplace, wash/dryer pro-
vided, hardwood floors. Very nice. 106 SW
12th St. $500/mo. Call 339-2342. One block
from campus. 1-25-08-5-2

Sun Island
Summer Rates
Plus July free on
15 month lease
May 08 July 09
1.1 from $560
2.1 from $650
376-6720
4-23-58-2

PET'S PARADISE
$375 $650 No app or pet fee. 1 & 2BR,
most units have privacy fence & fireplace.
SW. Short lease some units. 352-331-2099
2-1-08-10-2

Cute 2BR home in NE. AC, W&D
hookups,fenced yard.$675/mo. No pets.
AvailaIale now.
1105 NE 10th Place. Realtor 262-4546.
2-5-08-15-2

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:
386-316-7769 1-28-08-5-2

Cute cottage 2 bedroom 1 bath, with study,
nice yazr 310 N.W. 20th Avenue $795/mo
call Barbara 317-4392, Green Tree Realty,
Inc. 2-18-08-20-2


Magnolia Place 2 bedroom 2.5 bath, new,
mint condtion cable and internet included
$900/mo 4872 N.W. 42nd Rd. #107, call
Maria
494-2407. 1-28-08-5-2

Brandywine 2 bedroom 2 bath 2811 S.W.
Archer
Rd #S-156 $695/mo appliances will be re-
placed for new tenant call Maria 494-2407.
2-4-08-10-2

***DOWNTOWN***
Coolest apt in Gainesville. Spacious 2 or 3BR
w/wood floors & high ceilings. 237 SW 2nd
Place. $1100/mo UITL INCL. Call 371-3260
2-11-08-15-2

Beautiful Spacious 1BR/1BA
$575. 786-325-3512
2-18-20-2

2BR/1BA apt avail now. CentA/C, W/D hook-
ups. 1 mile from UF & Shands off Archer
Rd & SW 23rd. 2629 SW 31st PI. $600/mo.
Call 407-363-7198 or cell 407-234-1380
1-29-5-2






3 BLOCKS to UF
1, 2, & 3 Bdrms
The Nicest Luxury Apts in Gville
www.jacksonsquarecondominiums.com.
Call 352-375-8256
4-23-58-2

MACINTOSH Experience the serenity of
country living in historic home just 1/2 hour
south of campus off 441. Living, dining, fami-
ly rooms, 2+BRs, 1+BA, kit & util rm. No pets.
$750/mo. Call 941-953-2407 1-29-5-2

3bd 2ba townhouse $825
2bd lba Waldo $650
4bd 1.5ba Hawthorne $650
3bd 1ba downtown $925
2bd 1.5ba Cedar ridge $550
352-336-4342 1-29-5-2


.Subleases


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YOUR

SUBLEASE AD
Last spring semester
paper published on
April 23rd.

CALL TODAY!!!

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

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

need 1 male roommate in 3bedroom house.
Less than 2 miles from UF golf course. Non
smokers. $425m exc utilities. Call Frank at
850-519-2180. Jan 08 to July 08 2-8-08-
30-3

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

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


-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-
8721 2-6-20-3

Sublease 2br/2ba Polos of Gainesville, need
1 female roommate $375/mo $800, W/D, ref,
pool bus lines. Avail now to 7/31/08. Call
Helen 904-641-6219, 904-563-6134 2-
12-08-30-3

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_squirrel87@yahoo.com 352-281-7559
1-30-10-3

Apartment for Sublease!
1bd / lbth $549 a month.
Lease from April to July
Sundowne Apartments
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-
5-3

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
2-8-15-3

Cheap!! 1 BR apt 500 sw ft. $499/mo, incl wa-
ter, pest control. Quiet, Ig closet, Ivg rm, bath,
kitchen. 27 SW Ave, off old Archer. Must get
now. Pets welcome. Price negoitable. 808-
443-9460 1-24-3-3

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
2-8-08-14-3

2/1 bath available now for sublease. Pet de-
posit already paid. $689/month w/pet; $669
without pet. Pine Rush villas. $39 application
.fee. Call (352)214-5530 or email stephanielo.
ng25@yahoo.com. Jan free!!! 1-29-08-5-3

JANUARY RENT & UTILITIES FREE
lbd/lba available in 3bd/3ba thru summer.
Only $495 utilities included,funished bdrm &
living rm, cable & internet incl. Must be pet
friendly. WOMAN ONLY. Call 510-717-0079
1-29-08-5-3


Roommate Matching HERE
Oxford Manor 377-2777
The Landings 336-3838
The Laurels 335-4455
Cobblestone 377-2801
Hidden Lake 374-3866
4-23-72-4

1BD/1BA avail NOW in 2bd/2.5ba condo.
Everything incl. (except BR furnishings).
Cable, internet, 4 bus routes, near campus.
$515 + 1/2 utils. Must see, great condition.
Call Chris (561)445-9034. 1-29-07-30-4

Female grad student wanted to share spa-
cious 3/2 house. Convenient to UF, Shands
& vet school, very quiet neighborhood, large
privacy fenced yard. Clean/friendly pets may
be considered sorry no cats. 352-359-3165
2-4-08-24-4

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

Nice house 4 bed 2 bath.. $300 a month
excluding cable and utilities. $300 deposit.
352-267-4102 2-13-08-30-4

Master BR, private bath. 1 year old
upscale, top floor unit.Safe complex with
elevator.Washer and dryer. 2 blocks to UF.
$565.00 plus 1/3 of utilities. 770-355-9571
404-216-5758 1-23-08-15-4


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
2-4-20-4

Attractive 1 BR/1 BA in 3BR/3BA in Rockwood
Villas. Walking distance to pool. Easy access
to bus rts to SFCC & UF. $475/mo + utils. A
great place to live. Call 352-339-6176 1-28-
08-14-4

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-
8712 1-23-10-4

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
352-262-1560 2-6-20-4

Quiet, county employee seeks roommate for
2BR/1 BA apt. All deposits are paid. $450/mo
incl rent, elec, local phone, cable & high
speed internet access. Seeking clean, quiet
person. Call 352-374-7158 1-23-10-4

CAMPUS EDGE condo, adjacent to campus,
walk to Shands and Vet school. $475, top
story, vaulted ceilings, pook, washer & dryer.
Call 352-262-2871 2-6-08-20-4

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, mjiadd@ufl.edu 1-25-08-10-4

ENJOY A ROMANTIC OLD HOUSE
Near library downtown. $285-$370/rm + utils.
Short term. No pets. No smoking. 378-1304
1-29-10-4

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
1-29-15-4

female roommate wanted in 3bed/3bath
condo at rockwood villas available immediat-
ley. Cable, WiFi, and utitlities incl. for $450 a
month. Washer/Dryer, great parking, and lo-
cated on the UF bus route, for more info call
Jerry at 407-403-0656. 1-23-08-5-4

* $280-$310/mo Nice rooms. Walk to UF.
Short term ok. Low move-in. Small pet pos-
sible.
* ALSO 5BR house, bike to UF. $1000. 352-
371-9409 2-14-08-20-4

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. 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 Ivmssg 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. $5501mo +
utils. W/D, CHIAC. Newly decorated. Call
352-284-0979 Short term available. 2-19-
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


Sell your house, condo, acreage, mobile
home and much more in the ALLIGATOR
CLASSIFIEDS! Reach thousands of pos-
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4-23-72-5-5

NEW CONDOS -WALK to UF
3 BIks to UF. For Info on ALL 1, 2, 3, 4
Bedrooms for Sale, Call Eric Leightman,
Campus Realty at 352-219-2879. 4-23-72-5



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2/1, w/d, 800 sq ft, 1 1/2 miles to Shands.
3600 SW 23rd St. $84,900 or rent for $650/
mo 352-372-0507 4-23-72-5


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


Close to UF investor special, 5BR / 2BA set
up as duplex. $119,000 506 NW 3rd Street
Jeff Tice ERA Trend Realty 352-225-4616
photos & virtual tour: www.JeffTice.com
1-31-15-5

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2BR/1BA 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-
08-10-5


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-
5740 1-23-5-5


4BR/2BA G'VILLE
BY OWNER
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
www.ownbysunday.com

24 hour info 1866-833-7832 ext 2
Owner Assisted Financing Possible
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Walk to UF and Stadium from Luxurious
Jackson Square Condominiums
Built to last a lifetime. Prices starting at
$220s. Call 352-870-9453
4-23-58-5

-* GREAT LAND DEALS ***
5 ac. Beautiful Horse country- now $110,000
300 ac. hunt/ farm/ ranch $2895 /ac
2.34 ac zoned for 20 units, $145,000
call Mike Dickey 352-665-9547
Remax Professionals -GO GATORS! 2-5-
08-10-5


BED QUEEN $110 ORTHOPEDIC
Extra thick, pillow-top, mattress & box. Name
brand, new, still in plastic. Call 352-372-7490
will deliver. 4-23-08-72-6
BED FULL SIZE $85 ORTHOPEDIC
Pillow-top mattress & box. New, unused, still
in plastic w/warranty. Can deliver. Call 352-
377-9846 4-23-08-72-6
MICROFIBER SOFA& LOVESEAT- $375
Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must
sell. Can deliver. Retail $1600.352-372-7490
4-23-08-72-6
BED KING $170 PILLOWTOP
mattress & box springs. Orthopedic rated.
Name brand, new, never been used, in
plastic with warranty. Call 352-372-8588 Can
deliver. 4-23-08-72-6
CHERRY SLEIGH BED solid with Pillowtop
Mattress & Box. All new still boxed. Cost
$1500, sacrifice $450 352-333-7516

Sofa $175 Brand new in pkg 333-7516
4-23-72-6
BEDROOM SET. 7pc Cherry, Queen/ king
bed, dresser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, chests
avail. Dovetail const. New, in boxes. Can de-
liver. Retail $6500, must sell, sacrifice $1100
(352) 372-7490 4-23-08-71-6
SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather.
Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail
$2650. Sacrifice $750. Call 352-377-9846
4-23-08-72-6
DINING ROOM Beautiful cherry set w/table,
6 Chippendale chairs, hutch & buffet. New,
still in boxes. Retail $5200, sacrifice $1100.
Must sell. Can deliver. 352-372-8588 4-23-
72-6
FUTON Solid oak mission-style frame w/
mattress. New, in box. $140 332-9899

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

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

BED- QUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mat-
tress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand
new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver.
$120 352-377-9846.4-23-72-6
Bed- All New King 3pc Orthopedic pillowtop
mattress set. Brand NEW, still in plastic with
warranty. Can deliver. $200 352-333-7516.
4-23-72-6
BEDROOM SET- $300 BRAND NEW
Still in boxes! 6 pieces include: Headboard,
2 Nightstands, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must
sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 4-23-08-
72-6
FUTON $60 Solid Oak Mission Style. With
plush mattress $140. All brand NEW still in
box. Can deliver. 352-333-7516 4-23-72-6
Pool Table Gorgeous 8" All wood table.
Leather pockets, Italian 1" slate, carved legs.
Brand new still in crate. MUST SELL Retail
$5500. Sell $950. Can deliver 352-377-9846
4-23-72-6


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

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

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

0 Sofa, large very nice $85 Queen size
bed $60 Full size bed $50 Entertainment
center, nice $75 0 Lawn mower $50 *
Record collection 78's over 300 $75 Call
335-5326 1-24-4-6


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
Guarentee.
http://stores.ebay.com/SuperStoreOfBargain
1-24-08-3-7


In the market for a new set of wheels or just
looking to add a second to that collection?
Want personalized handlebars or a fitted
seat? Check in the Alligator Classifieds

NEW & USED BIKES FOR SALE
WE REPAIR ALL BRANDS
Best Prices in Town *
SPIN CYCLE 373-3355
424 W UNIV AVE (DOWNTOWN)
1-31-10-9


PARKING:
Private, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF.
Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-538-
2181. Can leave mssg. 4-23-08-72-10

UF SURPLUS EQUIPMENT AUCTIONS
are underway...
bikes, computers, printers, vehicles and
more. All individuals interested in bidding go
to: http://www.surplus.ufl.edu/online/
4-23-72-10

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
352.682.1030 1-24-4-10

Student Discount: International Identity
Thieves are targeting American college
students. Protect yourself with our Million
Dollar Guarantee! LifeLock4Students.com
1-25-08-5-10

GATOR FANS
$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.
1-28-08-5-10

Sony Trinitron 34" HDTV
WIDESCREEN Inci 2 year warranty. $699/
OBO. 352-281-0887 1-29-08-5-10


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*FAST CASH PAID FOR ANY CAR*
*Running or not!*
*NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS
*Over 10 yr svc to UF students
*Call Don @ 215-7987 4-23-72-12

CARS -CARS Buy6SellSTrade
Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes
Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars
3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com
CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150
4-23-72-12
OVER 50 IMPORTS UNDER $10,000
SELECT MOTOR CAR
THE YELLOW BUILDING
2715 N MAIN 377-1616
www.selectmotorcar.us
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Motorcycles, M d $500! POLICE IMPOUNDS!
HONDAS, CHEVYS, TOYOTAS, ETC.
** SCOOTERS ** For listings 800-366-9813 ext 4622-W
RPM MOTORCYCLES C INCf 4-23-72-12


SALES, SERVICE, PARTS
Many Brands Available 518 SE 2nd St.
www.RPMmotorcycles.com 377-6974
4-23-08-72-11

*****New Scooters 4 Less*****
Motor Scooter Sales and Service!
Great Scooters, Service & Prices!
118 NW 14th Ave, Ste D, 336-1271
www.NS4L.com
4-23-08-72-11


JUNK CARS HAULED AWAY!
0*5 FREE FREE FREE* FREE***
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 9065
4-23-72-12


M [M~oMotorcycles, Mopeds

***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
4-23-08-72-11

SCOOTER SERVICE
New Scooters 4 Less has LOW service rates!
Will service any make/model. Close to UF!
Pick-ups avail $19.99 oil changes!! 336-1271
4-23-72-11
SWAMP CYCLES
CLOSE TO CAMPUS 534 SW4th Ave.
Scooters, E-bikes, Offroad, & Accessories!!
Best Prices and Customer Service!!
www.swampcycles.com
4-23-71-11
***www.BuyMyScooter.com***
Buy A New Scooter, Buy A Used Scooter
All on one site! Check the website or call
336-1271 for more info! 4-23-08-72-11
GATORMOTO is Gainesville's number 1
service facility. We repair ALL brands of
scooters. Pickups available. Lowest labor
rates around. Quickest turnaround time. Run
by Gator Grads so we know how to treat our
customers! 376-6275 4-23-08-72-11

BACK TO SCHOOL SCOOTER
CLEARANCE AT NEW SCOOTERS 4 LESS
Brand New 2007 Models
Full warranties! Limited #Avail!
336-1271 1-31-18-11

3 New Electric Mopeds/Scooters
Burgundy, Blue, & Black. $689/ea.
Call 352-284-7174 Other models also
available at www.relectricscooters.com
4-23-71-11

MOTOR SCOOTER 150cc
United Motors RPM. Like new. Garage kept.
Low mileage. $1800/OBO. Call 745-1255.
Keystone Heights. 1-29-08-10-11
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-
08-10-11







12, ALLIGATOR N WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23, 2008


Help Wanted Help Wanted


**HEADLINERS SAGGING?**
POWER WINDOWS DON'T WORK?
On site available. Call Steve 352-226-1973
4-23-08-72-12


*FAST CASH PAID*
For any car, truck, or SUV Running or not.
'94 and up. Call Segovia 352-284-8619 4-
23-72-12

BEAN INSPIRATION!
Take a blind lady to Mass on Sundays and for
walks and shopping as needed. We'll have
lots of fun! And you will make a new friend!
Contact 219-6948. 2-1-08-72-13

1998 Nissan Altima $3,100 OBO
4 Dr, 156000 mi, AC/Heat, Auto Transmission
CD, AM/FM/Sat Radio, CC, Dual Air Bags
Pwr Steer, Locks, Windows
(352) 262-0515 1-28-08-10-12

MUST SELL LEAVING
NISSAN ALTIMA 2006
2.5 S, 4 door, 26k miles, silver. Call 373-8884
1-29-10-12

* Sun City Auto Sales
* 2000 discount off finance price
* No credit check.
* All vehicles "O0" down
* 352-338-1999 4-23-08-58-12

SSun City Auto Sales
* Buy Here/Pay Here
* More than 300 vehicles in stock
0 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


02 GMC SONOMA
AC, AT, Cruise, Tilt. 20+ per gal. Excellent
condition. $4150. Anytime 538-4887 1-
29-5-12


2004 TOYOTATACOMA
Red w/topper,, automatic, AC, FM, CD, CS,
53k mi, $8900. Call 352-213-1014 1-29-
08-5-12


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-
72-13

BE AN INSPIRATION!
Take a blind lady to Mass on Sundays and for
walks and shopping as needed. We'll have
lots of funl And you will make a new friend!
Contact 219-6948. 2-1-08-72-13


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


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


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www.carrsmith.com for details. 4-23-72-14

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BARTENDING
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800-965-6520 ext 138 4-23-72-14

SECRET SHOPPERS
Needed for evaluations of
Local Stores, Restaurants and Theaters
Flexible Hours, Training Provided
Call 1-800-585-9024 ext 6254
4-23-08-72-14

GATOR DOMINOS
$12- 15/Hour DRIVERS
$6.67 $7.40/Hour INSIDERS
$8.35-$9.40/hr MANAGERS in training
Apply online at www.gatordominos.com/jobs
Or at any of the 6 locations. 4-23-08-72-14

Gator Domino's is growing again. We are
looking for career oriented team mem-
bers. Now hiring Assistant Managers and
future GMs. $8.35-$9.40/hr for Managers
in training. GMs $40k+. Send resumes to
Freddie@gatordominos.com. Learn more at
www.gatordominos.com 4-23-72-14

COMMERCIAL CALL CENTER
Phone reps needed ASAP Political & Corp
Campaigns. Up to $9/hr + bonus potential.
352/371-5888 X111, 4112 NW 22 Dr. 4-
23-72-14

www.gatorsneedjobs.com
Paid survey takers needed in Gainesville.
100% FREE to join. Click on surveys.
4-23-71-14

PARADIGM PROPERTIES
Leasing Specialist, PT
Sales & customer service exp.
EOE, DFWP
220 N. Main; 352-375-2152 X301 x301
www.teamparadigm.com
4-23-72-14-


DELIVERY DRIVERS up to $12/hr.
KITCHEN HELP $7.00-$7.25/hr.
CALIFORNIA CHICKEN GRILL 378-2442
4-23-72-14

INSIDE SALES PEOPLE
For a major telecom company. Flexible hours.
PT or FT. No nights or weekends. Bilingual a
plus. EEOC. 372-2051 4-23-72-14

EARN $60 THIS WEEK!
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352-378-9204
4-23-08-72-14

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

Phone survey interviewers wanted.
Start work today! No sales,
opinion research only! Flexible
Scheds! Perceptive Market
Research 336-6760 ex 4081 Call Now!
4-23-65-14

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


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


If You're Not Earning
$500 A Day Part Time, visit
www.YouBenefitNow.com 8-15-07-5-14

NERO'S ITALIAN RESTAURANTE
Now hiring exp servers & counter, assistant
manager, PT/FT cook. Please apply at 5240
NW 34th St. Across from YMCA 1-29-07-
30-14

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

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

Summer Jobs
$2100
Co-ed camp
Room and Board included

Get Paid to Play!
The Florida Elks Youth Camp (FEYC) needs
male and female summer camp counselors
ages 18 and up. FEYC is an over-night camp
located off of Highway 450 in Umatilla, FL.
The camp runs June 9 July 26. Please
contact Krys Ragland at 1-800-523-1673
Ext. 251 or 253 455-4267 4-23-71-14.

IT, PT flex hrs Enjoys keeping current on
Hardware/software products. Knowledge of
LINUX & non-Google/Yahoo search engines
pref. Troubleshoot server w/6-8 work stations.
Resume to paulsrothstein@yahoo.com 1-
23-08-10-14

OFFICE ASSISTANT FT outside/inside,
passion for language & fitness. Avid reader,
interest in MMA a plus. Computer fluency.
1 yr + commitment. Resume to 626 NE 1st.
St. or paulsrothstein@yahoo.com 1-23-08-
10-14

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


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

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

Live-in House Cleaning Job
All around Cleaning & Laundry
FT Good pay plus, room and board
Call 256-3323 for more info and interview.
1-25-08-11-14

HOUSE CLEANING JOB
All around Cleaning & Laundry
FT- M-F 10Oam-5pm, $6.75hr
Call 256-3323 for more info and interview,
1-25-08-11-14

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

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

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


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


ASSISTANT NEEDED
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.
1-28-10-14

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-
11-08-15-14

Full Time / Part Time Maintenance Help
needed. Fax/email resume to Looking Glass
Apartments office@lookingglassapartments.
com Fax: 352-376-1184 4-23-70-14

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

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
www.medianerds.com 1-29-08-10-14

Tutors needed 1-on-1 tutoring at risk elem
school students. 1-4 afternoons/wk $9.50/hr
15-20 min S of UF. Fed work study req. for
employment. Volunteers welcome. For info
contact Sally 352-384-1155; st23@cox.net
1-29-08-10-14

HOMEWORK COACH for bright 7th grade
student with ADD that needs organization
and focus help. Mon thru Thurs afternoons
or evenings. 1-2 hours per day. $10 per hour.
Email ritters@bellsouth.net 1-23-08-5-14

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-
65-14

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.
6-3-72-14

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
Telephone Interviewers
eve & weekends, $7.50 to start
go to flsurveyresearch.0rg for app
email Janet for info:jgheff@ufl.edu
08-5-14


1-25-


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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.puller@kaplan.com 1-24-
08-5-14

02B Kids Specialty Teachers Wanted!
For Drama, Cheerleading & Gymnastics.
Please call 332-5500 ext 143 for an inter-
view. 1-24-5-14

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
1-24-5-14






V trivia




1. FOOD & DRINK: What kind of
food is a morel?
2. LANGUAGE: What does the
acronym "sonar" stand for?
3. HISTORY: Who were the two
heavyweight fighters who participat-
ed in the 1975 "Thrilla in Manila"
championship?
4. ANATOMY: What is the more
common name for the tibia?
5. COMICS: What was the name of
Bazooka Joe's girlfriend?
6. MOVIES: What was the name of
the moon inhabited by the Ewoks in
"Return of the Jedi"?
7. MUSIC: What are the names of
the Gibbs brothers who made up The
Bee Gees?
8. GEOGRAPHY: What is the capi-
tal of the Cayman Islands?
9. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE:
Who works at 10 Downing Street in
London?
10. MEDICINE: What disease does
the drug quinine treat?
Answers
1. Mushroom
2. Sound navigation and ranging
3. Muhammed Ali and Joe Frazier
4. Shinbone
5. Zena
6. Endor
7. Maurice, Robin and Barry
8. George Town
9. British prime minister
10, Malaria
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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23,2008 E ALLIGATOR, 13


*F Help Wanted'


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Services -


FHealth Services


GREAT INCOME FAST! NO SALES CALLS!
Work from your location! PT or FT. Bilingual
beneficial, but not necessary. Internet access
required. www.moderntechnologygroup.net
Email: muchoexitohoy@gmail.com 1-29-
08-6-14

Local travel company needs sales rep to
handle calls. Flexible hours. $7-$10 per hour
plus bonus. Bilingual a plus. Call Chris at
352-246-1447 1-25-5-14

NANNY JOBS!! PT/FT
many different schedules needed: 10 to
45 hrs/wk e-mail resume, pix, schedule to
gvn@nanoneone.com
Noah'sArk Nanny 2-1-15-14


NANNY FOR NEWBORN
M, W, TH 12 noon -4pm &
Tues 9-4pm; e-mail resume,
pix, schedule to gnv@nanoneone.com
Noah's Ark Nanny 1-25-10-14

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


WAREHOUSE STAFF!!
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
1-25-08-4-14

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
1-25-08-4-14

EVENT SUPERVISORS!!
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
person. 1-28-08-5-14


BARBERS & STYLISTS
1115 W University Ave 352-380-0304 1-
28-5-14

BABYSITTER NEEDED!
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 themayfamily@cox.net
1-25-08-4-14

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

WANTED
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

Five Star Pizza now hiring pizza makers.
Exp preferred. Must be available to work
late nights and weekends. Apply in person at
2300 NW 39th Ave. 1-29-08-5-14

START TODAY
Do you have a PC with an internet connec-
tion? If so, then you can start today. Earn
cash with these easy jobs!
www.GATORMONEY.com 1-28-4-14


Come join a rapidly growing and publicly trad-
ed medical device company, in a Recruiting
position. This is an excellent opportunity for
career development and to work in a team-
based environment. Responsibilities include
assist with recruiting for production em-
ployees, facilitate the orientation process,
process temporary employees, and monitor
recruitment .supplies. Two years human
resource experience and bachelor's de-
gree preferred. Candidates must- be detail
oriented & have excellent communication
skills. Send cover letter, resume, and sal-
ary history to human.resources@exac.com.
Visit www.exac.com for more information. 1-
29-08-5-14

Lucrative business opportunity. No experi-
ence necessary. For more information visit
our business page:
www.supremedrinkingwatersolutions.com
1-29-08-5-14


Exp. Vet Tech needed to work 7 am until 1
- pm on MWF and/or 1 pm until 6 pm on TThF
Please email resume to micanopyvet@bel
Isouth.net or fax to (352) 466-4267. 1-29-
to 08-5-14


Brand Protection Agency
Java / Python Developer Needed
Competitive Benefits & Pay
Self Motivated Person Required
Send resumes to chris@netenforcers.com
1-29-08-5-14

Sales: French Addition Lingerie. Fit lingerie
& shoes. Have fun educating customers
on latest toys, lotions. Help order and track
sales. Customer service! Stop by at 819 W
University Ave. 1-29-08-5-14



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IMPORT AUTO REPAIR.BMW, Mercedes,
Porsche, Volvo, VW, Honda, Toyota, Nissan,
Mazda. Quality craftsmanship, reasonable
prices, near UF, AAA approved 378-7830
www.carrsmith.com 4-23-72-15

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
everglade-eqestrian.com 4-23-72-15

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.com
4-23-07-72-15

PERSONAL TRAINING 300
Personal and Group Training
Flexible Scheduling Exclusive Facility
Call for a free workoift
339-2199
4-23-72-15

TLC HORSEBOARD
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 housefull
Call Nowl 352-374-4791, 800-797-6766
4-23-08-72-15


INJURED?
Law Office of Robert Dixon
Call 352-870-0917
4-23-72-15

RESUMES! Quailty 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
2-11-08-55-15


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Best Selection In Town
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SignMasters 335-7000
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MATH & PHYSICS TUTOR
First hour FREE! 10 years of experience.
Bilingual. Call Francisco at 352-494-8582
1-28-15-15

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

LAUNDRY SERVICE
Same day drop off service
Wash, Dry & Fold. 65 cents/lb
A Best Coin Laundry
2411 SW 13th St, 352-336-0720
3-7-42-15

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
portugues. 2-14-25-15

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
Greeks-Sports-Clubs-Bands
*Call or Stop by for a QUOTE*
MONSTER PRESS 373-3355
424 W UNIV AVE (in Spin Cycle)
1-31-10-15

Get Help With Statistics
Dissertations, Theses, Tutoring, & Research
UF PhD with 9 years experience
Jeff Miller 352.505.2798
2-15-08-20-15

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


THE TRUE YOU!
Lose 8-15 pounds in 4 weeks
Only $119!
Gain muscle while you lose fat
Groups forming now. 339-2199
4-23-72-16

ABORTION/ABORTION BY PILL (RU-486)
Student Discount. ,
Bread & Roses Women's Health Center
www.breadroses.com 352-372-1664
4-23-72-16

RED EYE & DISCHARGE
Research participants receive study related
examination, investigational drug and pay-
ment. Call Dr. Levy NOW 331-4040 4-23-
72-16

First Care of Gainesville
Urgent-Care / Walk-In Medical Clinic
4343 W. Newbery Rd, Ste #10, 373-2340
Students Welcome-No Appointment Needed
Most Insurances Accepted. 4-23-72-16

UNPLANNED PREGNANCY
Adoption is loving choice
A warm, caring, loving, financially secure,
happily married couple is looking to adopt a
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cation and happy and secure future for your
baby. Help with living expenses, medical,
counseling. Call Karen or Stan at Brenner
Law Offices. 1-800-362-9660. Confidential.
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Personals

ANONYMOUS
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FLASHBACKS
Buys and sells modern casual clothing. 509
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Since 1977. Two blocks from U.F.
373-7070
4-23-72-18

SAVE ON RAYBAN/SUNGLASSES

University Opticians
300 SW 4th Ave. 378-4480
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TRAFFIC TICKETS
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Marriage Visas Employment Visas
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28-08-5-15

NEED A NANNY? 25yr old Edu.grad.stud.
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July only.Lots of Exper.$12-14/h + $2/h 4
each add. child. Infant/todd. pref.but not
required.Contact shinds@ufl.edu 1-28-
08-4-15


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Sports ALLIGATOR
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23,2008 www.alligatorSports.org



Donovan provides motivation with boxing footage


* THE GATORS TRAVEL TO
SOUTH CAROLINA TONIGHT.

By DANNY KLEIN
Alligator Staff Writer
dklein@alligator.org

In a heavyweightbout, the Gators
know they don't stand a chance.
That's why, inspired by one of
boxing's greats, UF is looking to
perform its own version of a rope-a-
dope on opponents.
Before last week's game against
Mississippi, UF coach Billy Donovan
showed his players highlights of the
famed 1974 "Rumble in the Jungle,"
which pitted the smaller, quicker
Muhammad Ali against George
Foreman.
Ali spent the opening few rounds
leaning on the ropes and letting the
stronger, more physical Foreman
pummel him. Foreman soon tired
and Ali sprung, eventually knocking
Foreman out in the eighth round.
This strategy of outlasting
one's opponent has been vital to
the Gators' (16-3, 3-1 Southeastern
Conference) success this season.
UF will look to dig deep again
Wednesday, when the Gators head
to Columbia to take on South


Carolina (9-8,1-2 SEC).
"That's what we do we're
a conditioned team," forward
Chandler Parsons said. "He
(Donovan) kind of made that the
theme. That we need to be the bet-
ter-conditioned team, and as long
as we keep running, keep pressing,
keep trapping, keep executing, keep
screening and stuff like that, we're
going to tire them out throughout
the game."
Although Parsons insists the
Gators don't need any motivation,
he looks forward to the plethora of
guests and antics Donovan has been
known for during his tenure at UF
Past speakers include the WWE's
Ric Flair, New Jersey Nets coach
Lawrence Frank and New England
Patriots coach Bill Belichick. Last
season, before a game against
Auburn, Donovan dressed up as
a cop to show his team that he
planned to break up any party the
opposing fans were planning on
throwing if they beat UF.
"He does anything to motivate
us," Parsons said. "We don't really
need it, but it's just awesome hav-
ing it."
Donovan's inspirational tactics
SEE HOOPS, PAGE 15


Casey Brooke Lawson / Alligator
UF coach Billy Donovan (left) huddles with his players during overtime of the Gators' 81-70 victory
against Kentucky at the O'Connell Center on Saturday.


,alathes at top of freshman class


Nick "Yes sir, no sir" Calathes has said
all the right things since he arrived in
Gainesville.
Now he's starting to do the right things
on the court, too.
It was never more apparent than on
Saturday night, when Calathes redeemed
himself in UF's primetime, overtime win
against Kentucky.
"This is what basketball players dream
for," said Calathes, who scored 13 points
in overtime, four more than Kentucky did.
"We know we can finish it out at the end of
games."
In this "Year of the Freshman," Calathes'
dramatic performance ought to put him
smack dab in the middle of the elite group,
perhaps a notch higher than the Wildcats'
Patrick Patterson.
Buy now, because his stock is going to
keep rising after his performance against
Kentucky.
It's not just the 13 overtime points that
he scored that's impressive, even though
it is. But how about the 4 points he didn't


Nick Zaccardi
Nick-el Coverage
nzaccardi@alligator.org


score?
Calathes missed
four straight free
throws late in the
second half, helping
UK stay in the game.
You worry about
how that affects the
psyche of a fresh-


man.
Former Memphis guard Darius
Washington, who hails from Calathes'
hometown, Winter Park, infamously missed
two of three free throws with no time left to
cost the Tigers an NCAA Tournament bid in
his freshman year.
He slowly fell onto the court, covering
his face with his jersey.
Washington still hasn't gotten back on
his feet.
He now plays with Aris TT Bank
in Greece with such stars as Dimitrios

SEE NICK, PAGE 15


RECRUITING

UF adds highly ranked DE


By RYAN LEVICK
Alligator Writer

The Gators added a premier prospect
to their 2008 class Tuesday as Buford
(Ga.) High's Omar Hunter verbally.
committed.
Hunter rated at five stars and as
the nation's No. 2 defensive tackle by
Scout.com decommitted from Notre
Dame during the holiday break and
then repeatedly said that UF was his
new top school.
Buford coach Jess Simpson said
Hunter chose the Fighting Irish in July
because he was tired of the media and
the constant barrage of phone calls.
"He just wanted to get it over with,"
Simpson said.
After Hunter decommitted from
Notre Dame, Georgia began to show
interest in the in-state prospect, but
Simpson said the Bulldogs didn't have
enough scholarship room to fit the big
man.
With the acquisition of Hunter, UF
gains its first true defensive tackle of the
2008 class, a position filled last season


by a rotation of players ranging from
experienced upperclassmen to freshman
Mike Pouncey a converted offensive
lineman.
Defensive line play was the root of
many of the Gators' defensive problems,
as -a lack of pressure on opposing quar-
terbacks stressed an already suspect
secondary. Hunter could help cure some
of those woes next season, Scout.com re-
cruiting analyst Jamie Newberg said.
"[UF has] got a glaring need for
[solid defensive line play]."
Jamie Newberg
Scout.com recruiting analyst

"[UF has] got a glaring need for
[solid defensive line play]," Newberg
said. "And I rarely say this, but he is
physically ready to play."
UF will also return two five-star
defensive tackles from the 2007 recruit-
ing class next season. John Brown, who
did not play after complications with

SEE RECRUIT, PAGE 15


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Men's basketball
Michigan 61
(11) Wisconsin 64

(3) Tennessee 66
Kentucky 72


*According to the Lexington (Ky.) Her-
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ence might postpone Thursday's men's
basketball media teleconference after
prank callers disrupted the women's
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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23, 2008 U ALLIGATOR, 15


Gators hope to improve stats at free-throw line against struggling USC


HOOPS, from page 14

seemed to work against Kentucky,
when the Gators outlasted and
outworked the Wildcats in an 81-70
overtime victory. Donovan said he's
eager to see how his team responds
moving forward and fears a post-
win hangover may be in store.
"In our league, there's going to
be these emotional flows back and


forth," Donovan said. "I'm hoping
they can handle what happened
on Saturday, because it's only one
game.",
Donovan also questioned how
his young group would handle the
national attention and hoopla sur-
rounding the Kentucky game.
"Often times, young people
handle adversity better than they
handle prosperity," he said. "And
generally, young guys have a very


"In our league, there's go-
ing to be these emotional
flows back and forth."
Billy Donovan
UF men's basketball coach

difficult time when they or the team
performs well."
UF will take on a South Carolina
team recently jolted by news that its


coach, Dave Odom, will step down
at the end of the season.
The Gamecocks struggled out of
the. gate, dropping games to UNC-
Asheville and Baylor at home.
UF has defeated South Carolina
in 12 of the last 14 meetings, includ-
ing a 63-49 win at home last season
to clinch the team's first outright
SEC title since 1989.
If the Gators plan to continue
their success, they will have to im-


prove greatly from the free-throw
line. UF is shooting just 70.5 percent
on the year and hit a mere 28 of 40
attempts against Kentucky.
"It's one of the hardest thOigs to
practice," Donovan said. "I've never
been a big believer of 'Hey, let's just
go in there and take 100 free throws.'
Because they go in there and ev-
eryone shoots 85, 90 percent, but
when the game goes on it's a little
different."


NICK, from page 14


Karadolamis and Spyridon Panteliadis.
But unlike Washington two years ago,
Calathes got another chance and made all 10 of
his free throws in overtime.
So much for freshman'nerves.
"It's a lot mental," Calathes said. "In overtime,
I really just didn't think about it. I just shot the
ball, and it helped."
Call it shooting stupid. Don't think; just let
your normal routine take over.
Calathes has put a lot of thought into the rest
of his game to make his teammates better.
His passing played a big part in Marreese
Speights' solid first half against Kentucky, and his
ability to drive and dish has helped others cash
in, too. Calathes leads all Division I freshmen and


the SEC with 113 assists (5.95 per game), despite
sharing point-guard duties with Jai Lucas.
He has it tougher than any of the other teen-
age phenoms because he has the responsibility of
leading a young, unranked team.
UCLA's Kevin Love and Memphis' Derrick
Rose have the luxury of playing with experienced
stars, while Indiana's Eric Gordon and Kansas
State's Michael Beasley are just being told to
score, score, score, the same orders their high
school coaches handed down to them.
I think Calathes has the total package, and
hopefully, the rest of the country is catching on,
too.
"Eric Gordon, Michael Beasley, they probably
have to score that much because they're the key
on their team," Calathes said. "We have five guys
that can score. I just look to create for them. When
I have my shots, I'll shoot."


Hunter joins young, talented line


RECRUIT, from page 14

NCAA eligibility at the beginning
of last season, and Torrey Davis,
who saw action in 11 games, were
both ranked in the top five at the
position out of high school.
Newberg believes that the com-
bined presence of Brown, Davis
and Hunter gives UF's defensive
line the potential to be special.
At 6-foot-2 and 297 pounds,
Hunter is already heavier than
all but one Pouncey of the
returning defensive linemen for
the Gators, and Simpson believes
he possesses great athletic ability
along with his size.
"I've never seen a guy that big
be able to dunk a basketball so eas-


ily," Simpson said. "He's the most
powerful and explosive player I've
seen."
Hunter's freakish abilities
showed through
best during the
Kirk Herbstreit
Challenge in
Canton, Ohio,
when he brought
an opposing
quarterback
Davisdown nine times
and eventually
knocked him out of the game.
"That was probably the best
game I've ever seen him play,"
Simpson said.
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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Meyer being investigated for possible recruiting violation


By JENNA MARINA
Alligator Staff Writer
jmarina@alligator.org

The UF compliance office is cur-
rently gathering information about
a possible secondary recruiting
violation involving Gators football
coach Urban Meyer and his com-
munication with a junior college
transfer and his girlfriend, a Gators
gymnast.
According to a Jan. 16 ar-
ticle in the Gainesville Sun, gymnast
Maranda Smith said Meyer called
her about signing with UF in hopes
of luring her boyfriend, Carl Moore,
a five-star wide receiver from Sierra
(Calif.) College, to Gainesville.
Moore signed his letter of intent
with the Gators on Dec. 19 and en-


rolled in classes earlier this month.
Smith competed for UCLA but
transferred to Sierra last year before
enrolling at UF.
"I used to talk to him every day
back in November when he was
recruiting Carl," Smith said in the
story. "He kept asking how Carl was
doing, and (he) wanted me to come
here and do gymnastics."
There are two issues at hand:
The first is that coaches are limited
to recruiting athletes in the sport
they coach; the second is the time-
frame in which coaches can contact
recruitable athletes more than once
per week.
The compliance office has been
gathering information about the
incident for about a week or two,
said Jamie McCloskey, UF's associ-


ate athletics director of compliance
and sports administration. Once the
office is done with the investigation,
it will write a report to give to the
Southeastern Conference.
"We have a duty and obli-
gation to look at everything
and anything that's been
reported."
Jamle McCloskey
UF associate athletics director

"We have a duty and obligation
to look at everything and anything
that's been reported," McCloskey
said Tuesday. "We're trying to find
out if this occurred, and if it did oc-
cur, what does it mean?"


Smith did not respond to an e-
mail, but her mother, Patricia, said
Tuesday evening that her daughter
had never mentioned that Meyer
called her. Patricia did say her
daughter called Meyer once when
Moore went on a recruiting visit and
was stuck at an airport.
Patricia also pointed out that the
Gators had recruited her daughter
when she was a junior in high school
in 2005, and her college decision
came down to UF and UCLA. She
contacted UP coach Rhonda Faehn
this past December about joining
the Gators.
The Orlando Sentinel reported
Tuesday that Meyer met with
McCloskey last week and left the
office thinking he had committed no
recruiting violations.


Meyer is on the road recruiting
and could not be reached for com-
ment.
The incident is considered a sec-
ondary violation, and McCloskey
said UF deals with about 15 to 20
secondary violations on average
every year.
It is a relatively minor infraction,
and McCloskey did not say what
type of penalty Meyer would face if
a violation did occur.
"Thats like three steps ahead
of where we are," McCloskey said.
"We're not even close to that point
yet."
McCloskey said there is no time-
table for a conclusion to be reached,
but that the compliance office hopes
to have it wrapped up in a week or
two.


Gators host Stetson for opener


* THE MATCH WAS RESCHEDULED DUE
TO INCLEMENT WEATHER LAST WEEK.

By CHRISTOPHER YAZBEC
Alligator Writer
cyazbec@alligator.org

Take two.
After its first scheduled match of the season was
postponed last week due to inclement weather, the
UF women's tennis team will hope once again to
begin its dual-match season Wednesday against
Stetson.
The match is slated to start at 3:30 p.m. at the
Ring Tennis Complex.
Because of the postponed match, the No. 4
Gators will now have to play three matches in four
daySP.t UF coach Roland Thomqvist said that
shouldn't affect the team much.
"I'm very excited about starting," he said at his
weekly press conference Monday. "We were hop-
ing to play last week against Stetson, but playing
three matches this week here is going to be a lot of
fun. So we're looking forward to it."
Playing back-to-back matches on Wednesday
and Thursday will now give UF's coaches a chance
to mix up the lineups and play all eight of the eli-
gible players on their roster.
Thornqvist said everyone will play on
Wednesday in some capacity, whether it be on the
singles or doubles courts.
He also noted that the doubles teams might still
change in the first few matches.
"We need to get good looks from all eight here
on all three days," Thornqvist said. "The lineup
will probably be mixed a little bit. We might throw
a different doubles pairing in here and there. We


still don't really quite know exactly where every-
body stands."
Following Wednesday's match against the
Hatters, UF will host Central Florida on Thursday
and South Alabama on Saturday.
After not playing in a dual match for so long,
Thornqvist said the Gators certainly won't mind
playing someone other than themselves.
"It's fun," he said. "At this point, too, we've
been going since the beginning of January, so I
think our players are really 'excited to play some-
body else."
Freshman and newest addi-
tion Julia Cohen will see her first
action as a Gator. Cohen chose
playing for UF over a profes-
sional career in January.
"She has aspirations beyond
college tennis," Thornqvist said.
"So getting her on board has
Cohen certainly helped our team. She
loves to play, and that is what
we want here. We want players who like to play
and like to play beyond college."
Sophomore Marrit Boonstra will also hit the
court for UF for the first time. She was recently
cleared to play after being ineligible in the fall.
"She's a tall, very good athlete," Thornqvist
said. "Both of them will certainly help us."
The addition of those players will give UF's
coaches the challenge of choosing the best six play-
ers for each match.
"To be one of the ones to play in the top six
certainly adds a different element to practice,"
Thornqvist said. "That, I think, long-term over
the course of the year is really going to help us,
because we have not only eight talented players,
but eight players who really want to play."


UGA coach nears 700


By PHIL KEGLER
Alligator Staff Writer
pkegler@alligator.org

As the Gators prepare to host
No. 17 Georgia on Thursday,
they will hope to keep Bulldogs
coach Andy Landers from a
milestone.
Landers, a member of the
Women's Basketball Hall of
Fame, will be going for his 700th
win as a Bulldog.
"I really haven't thought
about it at all," he said during
the Southeastern Conference
teleconference Tuesday. "It's a
number that's bound to happen
sooner or later, because we have
been blessed to have a lot of
good basketball players."
Landers has coached at
Georgia since 1979.

PRANK CALLS DISRUPT
TELECONFERENCE: A teleconfer-
ence between SEC coaches and
members of the media was dis-
rupted by prank calls Tuesday.
The callers got patched into the
call by posing as members of the
media and asked inappropriate
questions to multiple coaches.


Arkansas coach Tom Collen
was the biggest victim, as he got
two such questions in a row.
"During a game, did you
ever s- your pants?" one of the -
callers asked Collen.
Needless to say, the caller
was disconnected and Collen
answered no in case you were
wondering.

BUBBLE WATCH: It's never
too early to start thinking about
the NCAA
Tournament.
With 11
games left, the
Women's Gators (13-5, 2-
1 SEC)have an
Basketball RPI ranking of
41 according to
the Collegiate Basketball News,
and they are fourth in the SEC.
"We've talked about cham-
pionship expectations since the
beginning of the season, and
that's part of championship
expectations being part of
the NCAA championships," UF
coach Amanda Butler said.
"It's not something we talk
about daily; however, they
know that's the goal."


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