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UF ADMINISTRATION


UF leaders shrug off McCain endorsement


By LIA GANOSELLIS
Alligator Writer
eganosellis@alligator.org

Though UF President Bernie
Machen's endorsement of a presi-
dential candidate was unusual for
a leader in public higher education,
university leaders said Wednesday
it's not a big deal just Machen's
opinion.


Although unaware of Machen's
intentions before his weekend an-
nouncement that he is endorsing
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., in the
2008 presidential race, Provost Janie
Fouke said she wasn't surprised by
his decision to share his political
views.
"1 think it's dear that many pub-
lic figures have private lives, and I
think it's appropriate," Fouke said.


"Dr. Machen has the same
free-speech rights as any
of us."
Dianna Morgan
UF Board of Trustees chairwoman

There should be no question
of whether Machen's support for
McCain would seem to represent


the views of the UF community,
she said.
"I think he was dear that he was
expressing his personal values,"
Fouke said.
Dianna Morgan, chairwoman of
UF's Board of Trustees, UF's high-
est governing body, said Machen's
announcement shouldn't come as
a shock.
"Dr. Machen has the same free-


speech rights as any of us," Morgan
said.
However, despite Machen's
assertion that his endorsement is
independent from his UF position,
Morgan said she expects Machen's
statement will reflect on the univer-
sity no matter what.
People will make their own judg-
ments, she said, but the endorse-
SEE REACTION, PAGE 5


Medieval performers


cross swords on Plaza


By KATIE SANDERS
Alligator Writer
ksanders@alligator.org

Flashing sparks and banking swords
attracted about 200 people to a scene
typical of the Middle Ages on the Plaza
of the Americas on Wednesday after-
noon.
Performers from Kissimmee's
Medieval Tunimes dinner show joined a
small group of local falcon trainers and
UF Juggling Club members for a medi-
eval weapons demonstration.
Onlookers encircled the performers
during two shows timed to attract stu-
dents coming out of adjourned classes.
The event was sponsored by the UF
Center for Medieval and Early Modem
Studies as part of its eighth annual
Camevale Symposium, a program that
studies Camevale, the celebration before
Easter.
Two knights in full costume from
Medieval Times entertained the crowd


during several choreographed sword
fights.
Jason Jones, who played the "bad"
knight in a green costume, provoked
onlookers by doing the Seminole chop
with his sword during the battle.
The few students who shouted "Gator
bait!" and "You're in Gainesville!" in
retaliation, however, did not satisfy the
show's green-clad antagonist.
"I would have liked more boos in
my direction," Jones said.
On "I don't care what these
Campus people in 'Swampville'
think of me."
Parker Stevens, 6, was among a few
children dressed in medieval costumes
at the event.
"I wanted the green knight to win,"
Parker said after the last battle.
Frank Weber, who dressed in a
royal blue outfit as a chancellor from
Medieval Times, said he wasn't worried

SEE MEDIEVAL, PAGE 5


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Medieval Times' Jason Jones, right, fights Kyle Watkins on the Plaza of the Americas on Wednes-
day as part of a UF Center for Medieval and Early Modern Studies program.


State board to consider cap on incoming freshmen


* CAP COULD ALLEVIATE EFFECTS
OF BUDGET CUTS ON UNIVERSITIES.

By DEBORAH SWERDLOW
Alligator Writer
dswerdlow@alligator.org

UF may have to limit the number of
incoming freshman next fall if statewide
recommendations are passed.
The Florida Board of Governors, the


State University System's highest govern-
ing body, will consider capping enroll-
ment for the state's 11 public universities
at its Tallahassee meeting today, said Bill
Edmonds, the board's spokesman.
Edmonds said the measure aims to help
universities cope with recent budget cuts
and more slashes that would probably be
imposed in the near future.
If the motion passes today, the board.will
set limits for each university in the spring
after the Legislature finalizes its budget, he


said.
"We don't want to have students en-
rolled for whom we. don't get that basic
state support," he said.
Stat He said the board hasn't
News yet decided how strictly it
would enforce the enrollment
regulation.
"My expectation would be that it would
be binding," Edmonds said, "but that is up
to the board."
This would mark new territory for the


board, which he said has never limited en-
rollment before.
"It's an unpleasant task, really, but the
board has to do what's best for the universi-
ty system and what's best for the students,"
he said.
Florida's public universities have one of
the worst student-faculty ratios in the coun-
try, and it takes students an average of 4.3
years to graduate, Edmonds said.

SEE BOG, PAGE 5


* The UF men's basketball
team topped South Carolina
73-71 last night in Columbia
to run Its Southeastern
Conference record to 4-1.-
Freshman guard Nick
Calathes scored 21 points
and hit the go-ahead 3-
pointer In the second half to
spur the Gators to the win.
See story, pg. 24.


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News Today


WHAT'S HAPPENING
'Affaires Du Coeur' Lunch
Series
Institute of Black Culture,
11:30 a.m, today
The IBC will be hosting a
discussion titled "Chivalry is
dead and women killed it."
The "Things of the Heart"
lunch series is a tentative
monthly discussion of gender
roles, relationships and inter-
action between the sexes.
AmeriCorps Alachua County
Reads
Alachua County Headquarters
Library downtown, 5 p.m., 6
p.m., tonight
Alachua County Reads will be
hosting two training and ori-
entation sessions for students
interested in getting involved
with the program, which offers
reading tutoring for students
in at-risk elementary schools.
Museum Nights
Ham Museum, 5 p.m. to 9
p.m., tonight
Starting at 6 p.m., there will
be free training in Polaroid
transfers using a Daylab photo
processing system.
'How to Save a Life' presenta-
tion
Room 100 McCarty Hall C, 7
p.m., tonight
City Commission candidate
Robert Agrusa and a UF stu-
dent who was injured by a
drunken driver in an accident
will discuss drinking and driv-
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Ham Museum, 3 p.m.,
Sunday
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LOCAL
Women's group questions
city candidates
Women for Wise Growth
held a public forum Wednesday
evening and questioned
Gainesville City Commission
candidates on their ideas for
energy conservation, develop-
ment in East Gainesville and
homelessness.
The group is known for sup-
porting environmental protec-
tion and affordable costs for in-
frastructure and transportation.
One of the main focuses
brought up by the audience
was homelessness.
Candidates were asked
about their policies regarding
homelessness and the one-stop
homeless center.
City Commissioner Jack
Donovan, who is running for
District 3 re-election, said his
goals consist of getting the
homeless back on their feet and
contributing to society.
It takes a compassionate
and healthy society to help the
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one-stop center, Donovan said.
All six candidates in at-
tendance didn't agree with the
proposed North Main Terrace
location of the center.
The center shouldn't be close
to an elementary school and day-
care center, said Bryan Harman,
District 2 candidate.
However, District 3 candidate
Armando Grundy said it's an is-
sue when people don't want the
center in their area.
"If it's not in your backyard,
what backyard?" Grundy asked.
About 30 people showed up to
the forum at the United Church
of Gainesville. Beverly Thomas, a
founding member of Women for
Wise Growth, said the unusually
early city election had an effect on
forum attendance.
Thomas said they have been
inviting city, county and state
candidates to participate in a
public forum for the past 10
years. District 2 At-Large candi-
date Robert Agrusa and District
3 candidate Christopher Salazar
were not in attendance.
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THURSDAY, JANUARY 24, 2008 E ALLIGATOR, 3


Academics give more to Dems


By DREW HARWELL
Alligator Staff Writer
dharwell@alligator.org

UF students and faculty have
given more than $15,000 so far to
candidates for the 2008 presidential
election, with about 70 percent of the
funds going to Democrats.
According to public records
filed with the Federal Election
Commission, a total of 29 people
who said they were UF students or
employees have contributed to presi-
dential candidates.
At UF, Democratic candidates
Barack Obama and John Edwards
have received about $5,000 each,
while Republicans Ron Paul, John
McCain and Mitt Romney have taken
in between $1,000 and $1,500 each.
So far nationwide, Obama is the
top earner among educators and
students, pulling in about $2 mil-
lion. Democratic candidate Hillary
Clinton, the next highest earner
among students and teachers, has
received about $1.6 million, while top
Republican earner Romney has only
received about half a million from the
same group.


Michael Heaney, an assistant
professor of political science at UF,
suggested Obama's educational
background has played a big role in
making him a favorite among educa-
tors.
"He's a very bright guy, he's high-
ly educated, he's an author of two
books and he's a law professor," said
Heaney, referencing Obama's tenure
as a senior lecturer
Elections at the University of
2008 Chicago Law School
since 1993.
Nationwide, Democratic candi-
dates have netted 71 percent of the
money contributed by students and
employees at America's colleges, the
same percentage those Democrats
received from UF students and
employees. The statistics for other
universities in the state, however, are
different. Employees and students
of Florida State University and the
University of.Miami have given more
than 93 percent of their money to
Democrats.
Though Obama earned the most
money from UF employees, $5,222,
Edwards motivated the most indi-
viduals around campus to donate.


Eight of the 18 UF contributors
to Democratic candidates gave to
Edwards' campaign, including a
$2,300 donation from Provost Janie
Fouke.
Clinton, who has earned the most
out of all candidates in contribu-
tion money from across the country
almost $91 million has not been
so favored in Gainesville. She has
received only $500 from those at UF,
$20 less than withdrawn Democratic
candidate Bill Richardson.
Another outlier is the amount
of campaign contributions for
Republican candidate Ron Paul.
He earned the most out of any
Republican from UF students and
faculty, despite only earning about
2 percent of total contributions na-
tionwide.
Though Heaney was unsure how
campaign funds would change the
election, he said this race has amassed
a high level of energy from voters.
"In general, there's a lot of en-
thusiasm across the board about this
presidential race," he said, adding
that this is the first election since 1952
in which no incumbent president or
vice president has campaigned.


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4, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, JANUARY 24,2008


Shands, Moffitt


cooperate on cancer


UF and Shands HealthCare an-
nounced a new partnership with
the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center on
Wednesday.
UF President Bernie Machen said
at a press confer-
ence the partner-
ship would im-
C ftprove cancer care
in Florida.
The Moffitt
hospital, based in
Tampa, uses a pa-
Goldfarb tient-centered ap-
proach, which will
be used at the $388-million Shands
Cancer Hospital in construction on
Southwest Archer Road, Machen
said. The hospital is scheduled to be
completed in 2009.
William S. Dalton, CEO of Moffitt,
said with patients' consent, medical


officials could create a data ware-
house to give the best care possible.
H. Lee Moffitt, former speaker of
Florida's House of Representatives,
said more than 100 Floridians die
from cancer each day. The collabora-
tion is essential to lessen the cancer
crisis, Moffitt said.
"We must be prepared for the on-
slaught of cancer that we see growing
on our horizon," he said.
Timothy Goldfarb, CEO of Shands
HealthCare, said there was no better
organization to team up with than the
one started by Moffitt.
."His passion for the cure and the
care of those afflicted with cancer is
well-known," Goldfarb said.
"I wanted a bit of that to rub off on
me, to rub off on our staff and to rub
off on our state."
ILEANA MORALES


UF looking to improve alerts


4,400 texts not received


By KATIE SANDERS
Alligator Writer
ksanders@alligator.org

UF officials are investi-
gating why more than 4,400
students and faculty did not
receive the first test of the
university's emergency text-
messaging system Jan. 15.
Mobile Campus, UF's text-
messaging provider, reported
that 35,727 out of 41,383 mes-
sages sent that day reached
most cell phones in less than
30 minutes, according to a UF
news release.
UF determined that some
did not receive the message
because they had full in-
boxes, gave an incorrect cell
phone number or did not
subscribe to a text-messag-
ing plan.
About 1,241 messages
failed for reasons still unde-
termined. Steve Orlando, UF
spokesman, said UF is work-


ing to find out why.
"A lot of what we need is
dependent on people report-
ing back to us, first of all, that
they didn't receive the mes-
sage," Orlando said.
He said one possibility
for failed messages is that
some people, including him-
self, updated their contact
information after a list of
everyone else's numbers was
already sent to
Public Mobile Campus.
Safety The contact in-
formation would
now be updated
every day to reflect the most
current emergency contact
numbers, Orlando said.
Reducing the time it
takes for all messages to be
received by 15 minutes is a
priority for UF officials, he
said, even though the test
"went more quickly than
anticipated."
He said the time delay


was due to a computer glitch
in the first effort to send the
text.
Orlando said UF has
developed another tool for
emergency situations that
will address the threats of
those living on campus.
The new system acts as a
"reverse 911 service" because
it allows the University Police
Department and the Alachua
County Sheriff's Office to
call campus landlines and
cell phones of on-campus
students in emergencies, he
said.
UF students were re-
quired to update their emer-
gency contact information
in the wake of the Virginia
Tech massacre in April,
when 32 students and faculty
members were killed by a
student.
The release asked stu-
dents, faculty and staff who
did not receive the Jan. 15
message to update their local
cell phone number on their
contact information online.


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UF leaders unconcerned

REACTION, from page 1

meant shouldn't be regarded as anything but only his opinion.
"I think it's a personal endorsement of an individual he's
known for some time and an individual he greatly admires,"
Morgan said.
As for Machen's potential influence on public opinion, Morgan
said she couldn't offer any predictions.
"I can't prejudge the influence that this en-
dorsement may have," she said.
McCain now leads the Florida Republican
primary race at 29 percent, and Mitt Romney
is second at 22 percent, according to a Monday
poll released by the American Research Group.
Rick Yost, chairman of UF's Faculty Senate
Machen and a chemistry professor, said he hadn't con-
sidered how Machen's opinion might influence
others', but he has as much right as any other U.S. citizen to share
his support for a political figure.
"I'm sure people will have opinions one way or another, but I
don't think it's a big deal," Yost said.
Though it's rare, Machen wasn't the first university president
to publicize partisanship with a presidential candidate for the
2008 race. University of Miami President Donna E. Shalala openly
expressed her support for Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton
in January 2007.
But Shalala's endorsement was less surprising than Machen's,
as she held a Cabinet position in the Clinton administration and
had worked with Clinton herself.





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MEDIEVAL, from page 1

about any of the children hurting themselves while
examining the weapons.
"Frankly, the children are much more respectful
of the weapons than the adults," Weber said.
Will Hasty, UF professor of German Studies
and co-director of the Center for Medieval and
Early Modem Studies, said he was pleased with
Wednesday's turnout, which he said was higher
than last year's.
"I think it went extremely well," Hasty said.
He said the event was not solely meant to draw
attention to medieval and early modem times but
also to kickoff a colloquium on Monday that will
explore the evolution of medieval gaming.
Kristen Perry, a UF freshman, was pulled from


the audience during the show to demonstrate the
force of the bola, which is used to injure offenders by
quickly flailing small steel balls attached to a steel
chain.
"Frankly, the children are much more
respectful of the weapons than the
adults."
Frank Weber
Medieval Times chancellor

Perry, holding a metal shield for protection and
standing firm in high heels, prepared to take the
brunt of a speeding bola thrashed by Jones, but
Weber pulled her away at the last second.
"I was scared, but it was a lot of fun," she said.


UF plans to enroll 6,600 freshmen in the fall


BOG, from page 1

Because the budget cuts will
probably cause faculty layoffs,
he said taking in too many fresh-
men next fall would cause the
student-faculty ratio to grow and
force students to stay in school
even longer.
"That's the worst-case scenar-
io," he said, adding that it's still a
legitimate possibility.


Edmonds said the universi-
ties couldn't continue enrolling
students without sufficient state
funding.
The lack of money stemmed
from a downturn in
State Florida's economy,
News which led to two
rounds of budget
cuts and anticipated funding
problems next year. UF has
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UF Provost Janie Fouke said
UF plans to meet its goal of
admitting 6,600 freshmen in the
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Editorial


Selling Out

Facebook pokes holes

in privacy for profits
T"A Th en it first launched in 2004, Facebook swept across
l/\! college campuses and became forever embedded in
SV ur popular culture.
Just two short years later, anyone older than 13 could join,
making the social networking site one of the most popular sites
on the Internet with 60 million registered users.
It became so popular, in fact, that a 2006 study found that col-
lege students named the site as the second most "in" thing, tied
with beer and sex losing only to the ubiquitous iPod.
So how could something that became as popular as two of
the most common college traditions go so wrong in just a few
years after its creation?
Even though many of us enjoyed the welcomed distraction
of friending, tagging and poking people for countless hours, it
soon became apparent that Facebook was going to have to do
more than connect us with our friends to hold our attention
- and keep turning a profit.
And it was downhill from there.
Unfortunately, to accomplish its revenue goal, the creator of
the billion-dollar Facebook decided it would have to sell our
privacy to the highest bidder. And with the extremely profit-
able market that the site had captured so quickly, it wasn't
unexpected.
Sure, students quickly caught on that maybe posting every-
thing on Facebook wasn't such a good idea.
When public scandals involving inappropriate photo post-
ings continued to make the news on campuses across the
country, users became more selective about what they were
posting on the site. After all, not everyone wanted the world
to see documented proof of a typical weekend's worth of their
debauchery.
However, the more clandestine, corporate violations of per-
sonal privacy that a Facebook account might allow were not so
obvious to the millions of the site's devotees.
We can trace the beginning of the end of Facebook as we
knew it to Nov. 7.
The site introduced Facebook Beacon, a marketing scheme
that includes a system to allow users to share information about
their activities on other Web sites.
When people realized that what they purchased or viewed
on these "partner Web sites" was immediately published on
Facebook without their permission, red flags went up across
cyberspace.
Realizing the potential for destructive blows to his company's
net worth, founder Mark Zuckerberg made yet another public
apology for the way that a new application was launched.
Beacon was later changed to require that any actions trans-
mitted to the site would have to be approved by the user.
But, by then, the damage was already done.
So, when it was revealed last week that Facebook is now
the target of an investigation from the United Kingdom's
Information Commissioner's Office, it came as no surprise to
us.
The site is currently facing questions about how it protects
users' data after someone complained that the social network
did not fully delete their information even after they had termi-
nated their account.
We won't try to deny the potential benefits of having a
Facebook account, which is why we were so infatuated with it
in the first place hell, you can even friend the Alligator if you
want. But we continue to be disappointed.with the way the site
is transforming into another tool for corporate America's quest
to acquire more consumers at the expense of personal privacy.
The once genius idea generated from a Harvard student's
dorm room has become a corporate pirate holding hostage
something some people would be willing to pay any price to
have access to our information.


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Guest column

Celebrity news culture clouds issues


Might vomit if I see another popup window advertis-
ing links to images of Britney Spears' crotch. Unless
that thing is housing a population about to vote in a
presidential primary, I don't think it is important.
It's no secret that over the past five years our country
has become more and more infatuated with anything
Hollywood related. If you are familiar with the phrase
"Brangelina," then you know exactly what I'm talking
about.
So who is to blame for our celebrity-obsessed culture?
Is it the media? Or, dare I even say it, the public?
Magazine covers have been plastered with celebrity
faces since The National Enquirer popularized the tab-
loid in 1967 and switched to covering celebrity culture
due to the rise of the movie industry.
The '70s brought such publications as US Weekly and
Star magazine, both of which fueled the rise of celebrity
culture in America. From there, is the snowball effect of
reality TV, celebrity talk shows, clothing lines, endorse-
ments and I need not even mention the E! Entertainment
Television.
People magazine alone supposedly paid $4 million to
have the rights to publish the first photos of the Jolie-Pitt
baby. Celebrity babies, or "Celebabies," are making more
headlines in magazines than people who are actually
important.
Since the media are supplying us with so much use-
less information, you would think the demand's coming
from somewhere.
And unfortunately, it's coming from our own wallets.
A recent article in Conde Nast Portfolio magazine
explained what they call the Britney Industrial Complex,
or BIC. No, it's not a factory where panties are made for
the rich girl who can't seem to actually wear them. It es-
timates how much she is worth annually to the economy:
$110 million to $120 million.


Not bad for a girl who only
pockets about $9 million a year.
The BIC is calculated by the
press Spears elicits, the money
she is paid for just showing up
at an event or how much people
Rebecca Ganzak are willing to dish out to have
letters@alligator.org the table next to hers at a Vegas
nightclub.
When contemplating the No.
1 most popular Yahoo! search subject for the past seven
years, you might think of the following words: global
warming, 9/11, President Bush, Iran, Iraq or oil prices.
But you would be wrong.
Of course you probably guessed what it is by now:
Britney Spears.
Oh, wait. It was only six out of seven years. We must
not forget 2004, the year of Paris Hilton.
And these are just two celebrities of the dozens and
dozens.
So, how do we wean off our obsession with celebrity
news and get back to what is important?
If we are so starved to read about other people's lives,
why don't the celebrity media write real, human-interest
stories instead? You know, a story that the average hu-
man would be interested in? I would much rather read
an in-depth profile of Natalie Portman's political causes
than a story about J.Lo's pregnancy.
As the Britney train wreck continues, I may just have
to make my peace with the fact that this might never
change. In a culture driven by money and status, what
editor wouldn't want their magazine flying off the
shelves?
Unfortunately, this crap is what keeps selling.
Rebecca Ganzak is a journalism senior. Her column appears
on Thursdays.


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Letters to the Editor

Endorsement hurts UF's image
UF President Bernie Machen's
decision to endorse John McCain is
an unusual move for a university
president. The job of the university
president is to serve as an impartial
representative of UF, not a partisan
politico.
This move serves as a dis-
traction from Machen's real job
- running UF to the best of his
abilities. Supporters of Democrats
and other Republican candidates
in Tallahassee may be less likely to
work with Machen on crucial issues
like UF's budget deficit after this
public endorsement.
Democratic donors might think
twice before cooperating so readily
with UF's Florida Tomorrow fund-
raising campaign.
Machen cites McCain's im-
migration policy as particularly
impressive. If anything should have
swayed the president's choice, it
should have been a candidate's
commitment to education. It's im-
portant to remember that President
Machen speaks only for himself
with this endorsement, not for UF as
a whole. Students should still make
an informed, independent decision


on the candidate they support, and
then vote for that person on Election
Day.
Mark McShera
College Democrats Editorial Chair,
2LS


Machen statement hypocritical
As a private citizen, President
Machen has every right to express
his opinion about political candi-
dates and should be able to endorse
whomever he wishes. But Machen
should not be able to utilize his title
as UF president to support a presi-
dential candidate.
How can we expect UF to be an
institution garnering free thought
void of partisanship if our president
publicly takes such a strong political
stance?
Last March, when 500 students
stood on the steps of Tigert Hall
bearing a list of demands that asked
for UF to publicly denounce the
war in Iraq, they were told that the
university could not take a public
stance on political issues.
Even though Machen has repeat-
edly mentioned that his decision
does not speak for the entire univer-


sity community, headlines across the
nation are giving the image that UF
has endorsed McCain.
On the eve of the Florida prima-
ries and McCain's scheduled visit
to Gainesville, an endorsement by
Florida's largest and most presti-
gious university will have substan-
tial impact on the senator's elec-
toral success throughout the state.
Perhaps President Machen should
consider directing his outrageous
salary toward solving UF's budget
crisis instead of publicly advocating
for a candidate.
Tina Steiger
3LS


President has right to opinion
Despite its placating claims, the
editorial board clearly does not un-
derstand that Bernie Machen retains
his right to political expression.
Few of the points raised in
Wednesday's editorial would with-
stand honest scrutiny. Labor unions,
politicians and even newspapers
,regularly endorse candidates just
before elections. There was nothing
unusual about Machen's timing.
And suggesting that he should


keep quiet out of fear of retribution
comes awfully close to championing
censorship.
Worst of all was the idea that a
university president is somehow
wrong to share his opinions just
because his students might not like
them. Remember: the Constitution
guarantees more than just a person's
right to cast a vote.
It also protects his right to defend
himself in the public sphere.
Salisha All
2AG



Bush presidency tragic mistake
Wednesday's letter from Wayne
Jespersen is disheartening in its
apologies for a failed administra-
tion. The way Jespersen characteriz-
es the presidency was the way it was
intended when the Constitution was
written. Reality could not be further
from the truth, however.
Bush has wielded more executive
power than perhaps any president
in history, so to say he has nothing
to do with economic policy is, on the
face of it, laughable.
The president is the elected head


of his party, as well as its most rec-
ognizable face. Much lesser known
members of Congress know this
and trail on his coattails when he is
popular. That is what we saw during
Bush's first six years in office. All of
his policies, economic and other-
wise, were rubber-stamped by a
Republican Congress that was more
than happy to bend to his every
whim. Even now, with a Congress
that is closely divided, budgets must
get passed, so the threat of a veto
makes Congress shape its legislation
to the president's liking.
To say we could all just get jobs
to pay for our education is also
ludicrous. I challenge you to look
around Gainesville and show me a
job that pays someone without a de-
gree much of anything above mini-
mum wage. And we're supposed to
finance an education with that? At
some point, people have to realize
that Bush has been one of the worst
mistakes the voting public has made
in a very long time possibly ever.
We must take responsibility for our
mistakes and stop making excuses
for this tragedy of a presidency
Eric Steele
6LS


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Donovan proud of past term


By KATIE GALLAGHER
Alligator Writer
kgallagher@alligator.org

As the only candidate running
for re-election on the Gainesville
City Commission District 3 ballot,
Jack Donovan is proud of what he
has accomplished in his three-year
term.
"We've changed the city in a
lot of ways that are really great,"
he said.
He's most proud of his work
with the homeless, energy con-
servation, neighborhood code en-
forcement, and traffic congestion.
Donovan said he has helped
bring in an $18 million grant to
improve traffic synchronization
from the Florida Department of
Transportation. Donovan also
stopped, other commissioners
from voting for a coal-burning
power plant that would have
harmed the environment, he said.
"Before I got on the commis-
sion, it was a go deal as far as I can
tell," he said.
Donovan said he hopes to con-
tinue his work in those areas for
the next term, as well as to focus
on the quality of life, the environ-
ment and the city's economic de-
velopment. He said he also wants
to improve the city's road grid so
drivers can better avoid congested
areas.
Donovan said he discourages
development in West Gainesville
and favors building downtown.
He has voted for financial incen-
tives for large-scale building proj-
ects in the downtown area.
"It's a worthwhile thing to
partner with the developer," he
said. "It's not so much providing
a tax incentive as it's providing a
partnership."
He supports developmentsin
East Gainesville as well, he said.
The divisions between east and
west Gainesville show a problem
he said few candidates address


- race and class divisions.
Segregated housing patterns re-
sult in segregated schools, which
is a problem he wants to address
if he is re-elected, he said.
Donovan would also like to see
police in the east work with juve-
nile offenders to find alternative
punishments to jail.
A Gainesville resident for 21
years, Donovan is a former min-


ister and has worked with UF
students to create internships with
the city commission.
He graduated from Harvard
University and has a daughter at
SFCC, a daughter at UF's Levin
College of Law and a son who
graduated from UF.
"Even though my education
was up north, my family are
Gators," he said.


Carlos Baez/ Alligator
Jack Donovan, a candidate for Gainesville City Commission Dis-
trict 3, poses on the Downtown Community Plaza on Monday.


Salazar focuses on


city's energy needs


By KATIE GALLAGHER
Alligator Writer
kgallagher@alligator.org

Editor's Note: Christopher
Salazar could not be reached
for a photograph.

Christopher Salazar first be-
came interested in politics as a
child watching the news.
Now, Salazar, 21, is hoping to
make news by running for the
Gainesville City Commission
District 3 seat.
"The biggest thing I'm wor-
ried about is our infrastructure
and energy need," he said.
Salazar would like to build a
new power plant and install so-
lar panels on all city buildings.
If funds could be made avail-
able, he wants to run Regional
Transit System and school buses
on biodiesel .a renewable,
dean-burning fuel.
"With the right equipment
we could theoretically gather
waste cooking oil from our local
restaurants and fast food places,"
he said, to create the fuel for as
little as 70 cents a gallon.
If possible, all city vehicles
should be replaced with hybrids,
too, he said.
As far as infrastructure,
Salazar is concerned with con-
gestion on the roads.
He said he would continue
to work on synchronizing traffic
lights but would also consider
changing speed limits and cre-
ating more connecting streets to
relieve busy areas like Newberry


Road and Archer Road.
Salazar is also concerned with
the communication between dif-
ferent homeless ministries.
He would like them to refer
homeless people to the appropri-
ate organization that would best
suit their individual needs.
"Everyone's working on their
own piece of the puzzle, but
that's a problem," he said. "It's
just the piece. It's not the whole
picture."
Salazar, who studied general
science and engineering before
he went on leave from SFCC,
also wants to
Elections work on prob-
2008 lems that are
important to
students, such as binge drink-
ing.
If it were up to him, clubs and
bars would still stay open until
2 a.m. but would stop serving
alcohol at midnight or 1 a.m.
"If you keep playing the mu-
sic, people will stay," he said. "If
you just dose down at 2 a.m. and
turn everyone out, everyone's
out there staggering and doing
whatever."
He also plans to mandate
minimum numbers of visitor
parking spots in apartment
complexes.
A Gainesville resident all his
life, Salazar first experienced the
local political system at a com-
mission meeting last year when
he spoke out against the dosing
of Tent City, a homeless camping
area near South Main Street.
"I've always been political,"-
he said. "Ever since I was a
young child, I followed politics."


ELECTIONS 2008

Grundy runs on public-safety platform


By KATIE GALLAGHER
Alligator Writer
kgallagher@alligator.org

To Armando Grundy, taking care of
his southwest Gainesville voting dis-
trict means not spending public funds
on downtown development projects.'
"It's important to be concerned
about all of the community, but never
allow your homefront to fall to the
wayside," Grundy said.
Grundy is running for the
Gainesville City Commission District
3 seat.
He's particularly against the
$802,000 the city voted to give to the
Hampton Inn project downtown.
"That's more money we could put
toward public safety and fighting
violent crime," he said. "That's more
money we could put toward making
sure our firefighters have every tool
available."
Tax cuts could have been accept-
able, he said, but not spending public
dollars that could have gone toward
improving public safety.
Grundy, in hopes to reduce violent


crime, said he plans to ensure that
police and fire rescue forces have the
resources they need.
In order to make sure public safety
departments have those funds, Grundy
said he wants to eliminate unnecessary
projects such as building brick side-
walks and roundabouts in roads.
"It's important to be concerned
about.all of the community, but
never allow your homefront to
fall to the wayside."
Armando Grundy
City Commission candidate

Grundy would also like elected
officials to be more accountable for
their actions. Voters should not accept
commission decisions to spend public
funds on development projects, he
said.
"We cannot afford another three
years of Jack Donovan," Grundy said,
referring to the current District 3 com-
missioner.
To improve the economy, Grundy


would like to relax government regu-
lations and decrease tax burdens for
small businesses. He said he hopes this
will also increase the number of jobs.
"In order to have a better
Gainesville, you have to have better
access and opportunity for every-
body," he said.
Though Grundy has lived in
Gainesville for just under a year, he
said he feels connected to District 3.
Like many of the people in District
3, Grundy said he, too, has struggles.
"I've always been told that the
odds have been stacked against me,"
he said.
He came to town after spending
eight years in the army to finish his
education at SFCC.
"I wanted to be part of The Gator
Nation," he said. "It has, so far, sur-
passed any expectations I have had."
He decided to run for the commis-
sion after noticing a lack of account-
ability by the commissioners, he said.
"Before you can lead, you have to be
a servant first," he said.
"I have learned how to serve and be
a selfless leader."


Armando Grundy, a candidate for Gainesville City Com-
mission District 3, poses outside his home Monday.




































































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KRISTIN BJORNSEN and DAVID LOW ) AVENUE WRITERS mouse literally every 15 seconds to
keep up with it," Gillis said.
i Talk is a sellout. even really think of a band that I It's not like he just sits there like a
, he hasn't sold his music for would buy an advanced ticket for." computer geek while everyone else
commercials or various steak So what is it about the biomedi- gets down. He also slams and jams,
s, nor has he whored his soul cal-engineer-turned-musician Gillis occasionally removing his clothing
corporations. that sells so many tickets? all the way down to his underwear.
rl Talk has merely sold all 450 Regarding his shows, he may
to his upcoming show in Smash Your Head have put it best: "body parts every-
sville. It's impossible to talk about where" and "chaos."
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Gregg Guas, Girl ialk, ute nmes-
siah of mash-up whatever you
want to call him will be bringing
his aural orgy of '70s one-hit-won-
ders, '80s hip-hop and '90s pop to
Common Grounds on Jan. 30.
All the tickets have been gone for
almost a week and the outside bar
will be closed to passersby.
"It seems insane that any show
would sell out in advance, and I'm
completely honored by that," Gillis
said in a phone interview. "I can't


Gills s sample-based musict witi-
out also addressing his live perfor-
mances
Girl Talk shows have proven to
be a very sweaty, cathartic and al-
together exhausting experience, but
not just for the energetic Gillis.
Because he is the only performer,
audience members take it upon
themselves to dance vigorously,
often on stage with him, as he per-
forms with his laptop.
"When I'm playing a gig it's


Once Again
Gillis made his last appearance
in Gainesville fall 2006, while tour-
ing in support of "Night Ripper," his
breakthrough album released in the
same year.
While he hasn't released any full-
length mash-up material since then,
his persistent touring has given him
a chance to improve the content of
his live act.
He said his set will be longer and


almost all of the content of his per-
formance will be new.
"Musically, it's a whole new mix
and every night is very different as
to what I'm going to experiment
with and what I choose to play," he
said. "Compared to a year and a half
ago, I think a lot of the shows these
days are pretty insane just as far as
the give and take between me and
the audience goes. That's a good
thing, from my perspective."
Common Grounds bar manager,
Jeremy Murdoch, hopes things will
be calmer though.
"We prefer to not have people
dancing on the stage," he said," but
it's not something that we're going
to be that concerned about."

That's My DJ
Although he had two other
albums, Girl Talk's rise to "I'm-not-
a-DJ" stardom didn't begin until the


press picked up "Night Ripper," his
third release.
He never intended for the album
to become as big as it did. His idea
of success was for "a couple people
come out to my show to be enter-
tained and for a couple people to
buy a CD," he said.
But Gillis was successful enough
to able quit his job in June as a bio-
medical engineer and pursue music
full-time.
"When all the press hit for 'Night
Ripper,' it was great for me and I've
really enjoyed it, but at the same
time it took me a really long time
to quit the job because I never con-
sidered this something that would
make money or that I could quit a
job over," he said. "I had a hard time
stomaching the fact that, 'Okay, I'm
going to quit this engineering job
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SEE GIRL TALK, PAGE 11


* We chat with Girl Talk about a few
of his favorite things on page 10
* Check out our review of "There
Will be Blood" on page 12


* Hear the entire interview with Girl
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the_avenue. He discusses his tour in
Australia, his music-making process,
his side projects and more!


* How does Cat Power fare on her second
album of cover songs? Check out the
review online.


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AVENUE: What is your number one song of
. 2007?
GIRL TALK: I'm going to have to go with UGK
with Outkast and "International Player's
Anthem."
AVE: Your number one album of 2007?
GT: The album I listened to the most was prob-
ably Bone Thugs-N-Harmony's "Strength and
Loyalty."
AVE: Number one jam for January?
GT: The past few weeks have been so swamped.
It's crazy because I just got Sirius Radio, and
that's been what I've' been obsessed with.
Outside of that, I don't know if I've actually
thrown in a CD because I've been listening to
Sirius Radio so much.
AVE: Your number one city to play in the U.S.?
GT: I really like playing Pittsburgh just 'cause it's
where I'm from. I can hang out with my friends
and hang out there and it's just very natural,
and I've been playing there for years.
AVE: Your number one food to eat on tour?
GT: Um, I eat a lot of [expletive]. Like, a lot of
horrible things. So, I'm trying to think, the most
normal thing for me would just be Wendy's. I
don't know if it would be my favorite, but just
because it's everywhere. My favorite thing
to eat? Well, I fly so much that I actually eat
this specific brand of hot and spicy trail mix
almost every weekend just hanging out in the
airport.
AVE: Your number one drink on tour?


GT: I drink a lot of whiskey. I do Jack Daniels a
good bit.
AVE: Number one artist or band that you'd want
to tour with?
GT: That's a tough question. [Pause] I would love
to tour with Andrew W.K.
AVE: Number one thing to do while off tour?
GT: I really enjoy laying in bed and watching
movies and going to the movies and bringing
food in and wasting all my time there.
AVE: What's your number one recent purchase?
GT: I went to the zoo in Sydney, Australia, and
you had to pay an extra $20 to get your
picture taken with this koala bear and they
print out a nice big version of that. That would
probably be the best purchase I have.
AVE: I know that you like to strip on stage some-
times. What would you say'is your number
one brand of underwear?
GT: I shop at K-Mart hardcore for my underwear,
so I'm pretty Hanes. I'm pretty straight up. I
wear anything. Sometimes it's tough because,
like tonight for instance, all my underwear
were dirty from going to Australia, and I
haven't done laundry yet. So I'm wearing
holey underwear tonight. Hopefully I don't
take my pants off.
AVE: And finally, who would you consider to be
the "numba one stunna?"
GT: I would have to go with Bird Man: Baby
[Bryan Williams] on that one.


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The release of "Tom Cruise: An
Unauthorized Biography" is a timely one,
coinciding with recently leaked video clips
of the star's intense (read: insane) 2006
IAS Freedom Medal of Valor acceptance
speech.
Author Andrew Morton's narrative,
though for the most part irritatingly unbi-
ased, does a fair job of reaffirming how far
gone Cruise truly is.
Morton, the British journalist who also
penned the No. 1 New York Times best-
selling biographies of Princess Diana and
Monica Lewinsky, once again delivers
a thorough and surprisingly intriguing
glimpse into the life of a celebrity.
"Why anyone would want to read the
323-page tome about this particular celeb-
rity, however, is rather beyond me.
Yes, Cruise is a Hollywood icon, with
three Oscar nods, three Golden Globes and
a wealth of movie-inspired catchphrases
to back him up. Lately, however, the hype
surrounding Cruise has not been in regards
to his talent, but to his fanatical devotion to
Scientology and purported brainwashing
of "Dawson's Creek" sweetheart Katie
Holmes.
As alien as he may seem now, Cruise
did have a childhood and a tough one at
that. Morton spends much of the first half
of the book describing Cruise's upbringing
of being the only male among four sisters
and being frequently bullied because of his
small stature and academic and financial
hardships.
It becomes hard to feel sorry for him,
though, when" Morton recounts the time
Cruise tried to pick a fight with a group of
boys who referred to his 'do as a "hair cut"
rather than a "hair style."'
The author is also quick to point out that


Cruise was a womanizer even as a young-
ster, charming ladies on the playground
with his trademark grin.
As he grew older, his wily ways landed
him many a girlfriend and made him a hus-
band three times, even though his repeated
wooing patterns seem to reflect the modus
operandi of well-known serial killers.
Morton's account of Cruise's business
savvy and commitment to his roles is
actually fascinating at points, illustrating
what a natural talent and drive the actor
possesses.
The rest of the book
reads like a creepy sci-
fi novel as Cruise's life
Eventually becomes an
extraterrestrial soap op-
era. Morton details his
dysfunctional, religious-
ly charged relationships
Morton with halfhearted wit.
Moreover, any attention
he gives to the highly controversial allega-
tions that Cruise is homosexual is fleeting.
By the time Tom settles down with
Katie, all you can do is pray that little Suri
won't someday wind up as the offering in
some bizarre religious sacrifice.
(As crazy an idea as that may seem, let
us not forget that Cruise did indeed at one
point claim he was going to eat his baby's
placenta.)
The biography is certainly a testament
to Morton's investigative and literary
prowess, but the subject of his study is less
than enthralling.
Had Morton taken a few more obvi-
ous jabs at Cruise, the book may have had
enough edge to absorb average readers, not
just die-hard fans.
As it is, it just inspires more browsing
of YouTube for the "Trapped in the Closet"
episode of "South Park."


Gillis now working on new album


GIRL TALK, from page 9

that I went to school for and play this laptop
live and party full time."


"Now I'm kind of just riding this wave,"
he said. "[A music career] is a turning point
in my life, but I don't think it's really chang-
ing much."
He said he's just busier and working on
music more intensely, but even if "Night


Minute by Minute Ripper" hadn't blown up, he would still be
With "Night Ripper" almost a year be- working on an album. He just wouldn't be
hind him, Gillis is now working on his next making as much or playing as many shows.
album. One thing that has changed however,
"I literally have two minutes of it done," much to own Gillis's surprise, is the atten-
he said. tion he's getting from some celebrities and
He does have a tentative title though: musicians, like rapper Big Boi.
"Feed the Animals." "The celebrities are just fun and interest-
The idea came from his 2007 tour ing," he said. "Big Boi it was a complete
with Dan Deacon honor for him to come out to
when Gillis would A music career is the showinAtlanta,
release inflatable so I really enjoyed
props into the crowd turning point n m life talking to him for
before he went on. a t ning point in my life, abit."
The audience would but I don't think "Paris Hilton
"swallow them up ... h is kind of like,
like animals." it's changing mu 'Well, that's in-
. "We were joking about how Gregg Gillis teresting.' It's like
me playing music was the equivalent Girl Talk going to see the
of feeding these party animals that need this Statue of Liberty,
music to have a good time for one evening," where you can see it on TV but it's nice to
he said. check it out in person."
Although he hasn't set a release date,
Gillis hopes to have the album done by Give and Go
April. He said it will be an extension of his While Gillis is optimistic for his future
current live show. music, he is already at peace with what he's
"I know the people who pay money and achieved. Even if things do go south for him
come out to see the shows are going to enjoy in the future, he is just fine with it.
[the new album]," he said. "It's already been "If it would tank and people all of the
tested [at the shows]." sudden would just decide that everyone


Peak Out
Having established himself has a full-
time musician, Gillis is now simply going
with the flow in his newfound success.


hated me immediately, and no one wanted
to come to the shows anymore, I would be
perfectly satisfied and say 'that was a good
run,'" he said. "I had that insane year and
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DANNY DjELJOSEVIC 0 AVENUE WRITER


My movie-geek friends were
surprised to find out that I had
never seen anything with Daniel
Day-Lewis in it.
I can't be completely at fault here
because Day-Lewis has been in eight
films since "My Left Foot" in 1989.
It's not like he's Samuel L.
Jackson or Christopher Walken.
Thus, unlike those two, when he ap-
pears in something, it's actually spe-
cial rather than a sign that he should


have more discretion in the roles he
takes, and that he's a shell of what
he once was.
Day-Lewis is the star of "There
Will Be Blood," the new film di-
rected by Paul Thomas Anderson
("Magnolia", "Boogie Nights") that
was seemingly made to tell me just
what I was missing.
Day-Lewis plays Daniel
Plainview, a prospector who discov-
ers oil at a mining site and soon be-


comes a successful oilman. With his
success grows his greed, his misan-
thropy and his violent tendencies.
He brings to Plainview an in-
tensity simmering just below the
surface, creating a businessman
who'd threaten to kill you in your
sleep between "hello" and "how are
you." One simply waits for the mo-
ment when he suddenly becomes
unhinged and murders someone.
He's scary.
Paul Dano plays dual roles as


twins Paul and Eli Sunday, and after
a gimmicky role as the mute son in
"Little Miss Sunshine," he is given a
chance to actually act.
The score, by Radiohead guitarist
Jonny Greenwood, is fantastic and
haunting. One may have expected
some disparate art rock sound to
go against the film's period setting,
but Greenwood, a multi-instrumen-
talist, employs violent, pounding
string arrangements that create an
appropiate dissonance.


The film itself is a departure for
Anderson. Instead of a somewhat-
contemporary film about personal
relationships, Anderson has deliv-
ered a beautiful-looking period film
that paradoxically depicts sprawl-
ing southwestern vistas and violent
acts.
Ostensibly a character study of
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313's from only $486 per Bdrm
4/4's from only $452 per Bdrm
FREE Cable w/ HBO/ SHOWTIME
FREE Tanning, 24hr Fitness Center
Ask About our Huge 212.5 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!
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Call now: 372-8100
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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
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Sign now for Downtown Living!
Luxury Studios, 1/1, 2/2 & 3/3s
Washer & Dryer*Pet Friendly*Alarm
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4-23-72-2


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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

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

LAKEWOOD VILLAS
Ask About Our Move In Specials
Large 1, 2 & 3 bdrm Floor Plans;
Furniture Packages Inc. Washer/Dryer;
Workout Rm, Tennis Court; Swimming Pool;
Sauna etc. Mon-Fri 9-6, Sat 10-3
700 SW 62nd Blvd 877-781-8314
www.lakewoodvilllas.com
04-23-08-72-2

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

CRICKET CLUB II
NOW LEASING
Brand new 1, 2, & 3 bdrm
Luxury apartments
Conveniently located near
shopping, restaurants
and SFCC. For more info. Call:
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M-F 9-6, Sat b, Sun 1-5
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Available Now Walk to UF
3BR house centAC/H $895
3BR 2BA home $1100
Gore-Rabell Realty 378-1387
www.gore-rabell.com 4-23-08-72-2


1 BR 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


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Close to UF & Shands
2411 SW 35th PI
866-650-8069
M-F 9-6, Sat. 10-2
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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 is here & waiting for you!
Fall openings for 1,2,3, & 4 BR's
Includes alarm, patio, d/w, tennis, pool
Huge, but affordable floorplans.
Great location! Call Today 352-376-4002 or
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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

**CAMPUS EDGE 2BR/2BA**
W/D in unit. Walk to class/gym. Penthouse
unit. Ample parking. Reasonable rate.
Available fall. 239-992-2449, 239-250-6149.
2-18-08-30-2

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

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. WID,
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!
Open late and weekends
371-0769 collegeparkuf.com
4-23-08-69-2


MOVE IN TODAY
Studios and 1/1s
From as low as $629/person! W
Open late and weekends
371-7777 collegeparkuf.com
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. walk to campus(Heritage
Oaks).lntemet 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

OSUN ISLAND APT*
**Walk or Bike to Campus**
1-1 from $560/mo*O2-1 from $660/mo
www.sunisland.info***376-6720
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.com
111 NW 16th St. #1, Call 376-1111 *
4-23-59-2

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 $635-650. Gated
patio, trees, costly laminated floor, part utils-
paid. Convenient, good neighborhood. 373-
8310, 219-3937 1-28-8-2

Sublease @ Sunrise 1BR/1BA $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 r50.
Available NOW, some furniture included.
Close to UF and shopping center. Call 219-
4222 or leave message. 1-24-08-5-2

One Block to UF
318 NW 14th Street, Avail August 1st.
2 bedroom/1 bath efficiency, window ac
- $650 per month Call Todd 514-4915 1-
24-08-5-2

Luxury Apts 2/2 for lease 900 SF large mas-
ter bedroom, beautiful pool. treadmt~. ten-
nis court. pets allowed, furniture optional, call
352-505-3148. available now and following
semesters. 1-24-08-5-2


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

2BR 1 BA Home off NW 6th St.
Terazzo Floors, Window A/C, Nat
Gas ht. 750 sq. ft. $600/Mo
404 NW 28th Avenue
Call Merrill Management Inc
352-372-1494 x 10 1-25-6-2

1BR P 1 BLKTO UF!
Grad II Apts, Carpet,
Central H &Air, Laundry
1236 SW4th 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 1BAGarageApt, 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 BA Apt 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 NW 16th 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
privacv$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.
Available 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 )ad 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.
Archers..
Rd #S-156 $695/mo appliances will be re-
placed for new tenant call Maria 494-2407.
2-4-08-10-2


uFor Rent
unfurnished

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

2BR/1 BA 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 1ba Waldo $650
4bd 1.5ba Hawthorne $650
3bd 1ba downtown $925
2bd 1.5ba Cedar ridge $550
352-336-4342 1-29-5-2

Available NOW though July 31. 2 bedroom
1 bath apartment in Pine Rush Villas. $689
including alarm system. Furnishings also
available for a great price. Call Greg at 386-
754-8610. 1-30-08-5-2

Walk/bike to class. Summit House Condos,
across the street from the VA on 16th Ave.
2/1, available 8/1, quiet, safe, renovated,
added features: micro, DW & island counter.
Call 352-843-0862. 2-1-7-2

"ONE MONTH FREE**
Private Single-story Villas
"1BR ONLY $529"
"2BR ONLY $669*"
2 Pools*Pond*Laundry
Alarms Avail*Small pets ok
Move-in Today*375-1519 4-23-60-2

*2BR + BONUS ROOM*
TODAY Only $699
POOL*GYM*POND
*ONE MONTH FREE*
Move in TODAY!! 376-0828 4-23-60-2

"HUMONGOUS VILLAS-"
WD HU*Storage*Large Kitchen
2BR/2BA ONLY $759
3BR/2BA ONLY $864
*ONE MONTH FREE**
Near Oaks Mall & Tower Rd.
"NEWLY RENOVATED-"
Move-in TODAY*333-1120 4-23-60-2

Affordable 4, 5, & 6BR Houses for rent!
Close to Campus!! Rooms are just $400-500/
moll Contact Eric at 352-682-7424, email
emanin@premierparties.com 2-6-10-2

2BR/2.5BA for rent in Brighton Park
(next to The Laurels). Contact Eric at 352-
682-7424, email emanin@premierparties.co
m 2-6-10-2


1 BR Studio Apartment for rent,
blocks from campus & 1BR in a 4BR Home
for rent, also near campus. Both available
immediately!! Contact Eric at 352-682-
7424, email emanin@premierparties.com
2-6-10-2

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April 23rd.

CALL TODAY!!!

Apartments Sublet & Roommates
Browse FREE!
www.SUBLET.com
1-877-FOR-RENT/201-845-7300
8-13-149-3
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 1-30-15-3
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 $750
or need 1 female roommate $375/mo. 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 1bth College Manor Sublet
32601 on 2ndAve till Aug08. 1st floor, right
near the front door, brand new flooring,
across st. from Univ. No security dep.
spy_squirrel87@yahoo.com 352-281-7559
1-30-10-3
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 SWAve, 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


February $200 OFF! 2BD/2Bath, W/D, cable
TV, in-room internet, & more. Need 1 male
to take over lease thru Aug08. $575/mo,
water/util incl. 321-276-1278 for more info.
1-29-4-3


1BR/1BA @ the Laurels, $425.00 + utilities
per month. Includes cable, washer, dryer,
24hr gym, and pool. Living room is furnished
roomates and apartment are quiet and
clean. Pets allowed. Call (941)447-5951.
2-1-08-7-3


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

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
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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

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 2-22-08-32-4

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 1-30-15-4

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, mjladd@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

* $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 870-3975. 1-25-5-4





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FEMALE roommate SW estate Irg pvt rm pvt
bath&pvt 2carG wifi hi spd cable W/D util big
scrn hotub fireplace 10min to UF $450/mo
213.2933 Iv mssg 2-15-08-20-4

WANTED: Clean male/female to share fully
furn really nice 2BR/2BA 14x70 mobile home
with male on Archer Rd 4 mi from UF. Pool,
cent Hf/AC, W/D. No pets. Rent $300 + 1/2
utils. 352-281-1415 1-28-5-4

Avail Immediately. Perfect for GradlMed/
Intl students. Large room w/pvt bath in
larg, quiet home 5 min to UF. $550/mo +
utils. WID, CH/AC. 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

Female roommate needed for nice, big room.
Private bath, W/D, Wi-Fi, cable, parking in-
cluded. $430+half utils. No pets, no smoking.
Call Delia (352) 359-2243. 2-1-08-7-4

Roommate wanted for immediate move in at
Homestead apts 2 bed 1 bath. $350+ utilities.
contact Elizabeth at
786-395-8928 or Elimela@ufl.edu 1-30-
08-5-4

3 rooms avail. Furn/unfum. Balcony with a
pool view. bus routes (12 and 35). Large
washer/dryer. New washer. 35' TV. Tiled floor.
Leather reclining couch. Incl util! FLEXIBLE
Lease! 352-870-7393 2-1-08-7-4

1 BR/1 BA Available Now
in 4BR/4BA at Countryside. Females only.
$450/mo includes everything. Call 727-510-
9346 or 727-542-8155 1-30-08-5-4

two room available immediatly in a 3/2. 450
& 500 a month utilities, high-speed Internet,
wireless Internet, and cable INCLUDED!!!
dne room has a private entrance. Right off
of Tower rd. 10 min drive from condo to Reitz
union. Complex has gym and beautiful pool.
Quiet community. Great placell Please call
Kristy 3522752654 1-31-08-6-4


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Looking for student/professional to share
large 2BR/2BA condo at the Oaks.On lo-
cal bus route, fully furnished, washer/dryer,
internet, cable TV. $600/month includes
rent and all utilities. Call 954-3268423 1-
30-08-5-4

NICE ROOM IN DUCKPOND HOUSE
$320-$420 + utils for responsible, honest
person. Opportunity to work off rent doing
service projects. Pvt garden entrance, pvt
bath. 374-7038 2-6-08-10-4


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home and much more in the ALLIGATOR
CLASSIFIEDS! Reach thousands of pos-
sible buyers! Mastercard and Visa accepted
over the phone, by fax, email or CHECK
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Matt Price Campus Realty, 352-281-3551
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




M. M. PARRISH"
REALTORS'
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Contact Coldwell Banker M.M. Parrish
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on our many condominium communities.
There's something for every lifestyle!. 1-
31-08-18-5

I BUY PROPERTY
Divorce, Bankruptcy, Foreclosure
Anytime, anywhere. Quick closing.
Let me buy your problem. 352-278-9347
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18-5


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

GRADUATING AND MOVING TO NEW
YORK CITY?? CALL BRYAN HARR, CLASS
OF '98 FROM THE ACOCELLA GROUP AT
646-300-5017. SAYYOU WERE REFERRED
BY THIS AD AND SAVE!!! 1-31-21-5


New 2, 3, & 4BFf Upscale Condos
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.Jefflice.com
1-31-15-5

Surprisingly Simple
** FREE LIST****
www.CondosNearUF.com
www.HomesNearUF.com
CampusRealty3363900 2-11-08-20-5

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


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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

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
1-25-5-5


** 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

See photos and description at
forsalebyowner.com, listing #20885030
3-5-30-5

1963 solid brick homewith 4BR/2BA. Located
5 blocks W of beautiful downtown Alachua
on a wooded acre lot. Attached 2BR/1BA
apartment with its own separate entrance.
$265,000. 352-318-7607 1-30-08-5-5

BUY THIS CUTE CONDOII!
2BR/2BA in Woodside Villas
Pool, W/D, NEWAppl., yard space
2 firs, nice area, $107,900
Call Howard at 352-224-1219 2-15-08-17-5

BUYERS BEWARE!!
. IT'S A BUYER'S MARKET!!
Loansincwholesale.com George Reno
Licensed Mortgage Broker 352-374-2877
1-24-08-1-5


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 352-37769846
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. $140 332-9899x

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 newl Love seat $150 still in
pkg. Can del 352-333-7516 4-23-72-6

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


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 nowl Reasonable rates. 352-538-
2181. Can leave mssg. 4-23-08-72-10

UF SURPLUS EQUIPMENT AUCTIONS
are underway...
bikes, computers, printers, vehicle and
more. All individuals interested in bidding go
to: http://www.surplus.ufl.edu/online/
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18, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, JANUARY 24, 2008


k For Sale !


Draft in your pajamas! Drafting Table +
Studio Chair, barely used, with borco and
para'll 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
1-25508-5-10

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 Incd 2 year warranty. $699/
OBO. 352-281-0887 1-29-08-5-10


Motorcycles, Mopeds


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

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

***Gat6rMoto*** 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!
Wilt 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 SW 4th Ave.
Scooters, E-bikes, Offroad, & Accessories!!
Best Prices and Customer Service!!
www.swampcycles.com
4-23-71-11

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

GATORMOTO is Gainesville's 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! 376-6276 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

MOTOpR SCOOTER 150cc
Unitei"M'otors RPM. Like new. Garage kept.
Low mileage. $1800/OBO. Call 745-1255.
Keystone Heights. 1-29-08-10-11

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 ,mes. Like new. Never raced. Garage
kept. Asking $3900. Call 352-335-7223
(daytimne) 352-278-3136 (evening) 2-4-
08-10-11


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Autos


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

CARS -CARS BuySellTrade
Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes
Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars
3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com
CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150
4-23-72-12

OVER 50 IMPORTS UNDER $10,000
SELECT MOTOR CAR
THE YELLOW BUILDING
2715 N MAIN 377-1616
www.selectmotorcar.us
4-23-08-72-12

$500! POLICE IMPOUNDS!
HONDAS, CHEVYS, TOYOTAS, ETC.
For listings 800-366-9813 ext 4622
4-23-72-12

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

CARS FROM $29/MO!
Hondas Chevys 0 Jeeps and more!
$0 Down, 36 Months @ 8.5% apr.
For listings call 800-366-9813 ext 9765
4-23-72-12

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

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

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

MUST SELL LEAVING
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 "0" down
* 352-338-1999 4-23-08-58-12


* Sun City Auto Sales
* Buy Here/Pay Here
* More than 300 vehicles in stock
* 30 days warranty any finance
* 352-338-1999 4-23-08-58-12


* Sun City Auto Sales
* 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 TOYOTA TACOMA
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.


Wanted Help Wanted'


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

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





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Must have clean driving record. Various light
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LIKE TO WORK WITH LUXURY CARS?
Bright? Enthusiastic? Like people? Must be
over 22, stable work history, clean driving
record, drug-free, perssonal references.
www.carrsmith.com for details. 4-23-72-14

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& pass the state exam is on VCR tape.
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4-23-72-14

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Sales and computer science needed for vari-
ous positions. Flexible schedules and com-
petitive pay. Join our team! Learn more at
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BARTENDING
$250 A DAY POTENTIAL
No experience necessary, training provided.
800-965-6520 ext 138 4-23-72-14

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

EARN $60 THIS WEEK!
Donate Plasma & Save a Life
$$$$$$$$$$$$
Best part-time job you'll ever have.
NEW DONORS
Bring this Ad and Earn an
Extra $5 on Your 2nd Donation.
DCI Biologicals 150 NW 6th St.
352-378-9204
4-23-08-72-14

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

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 501bs. Pinch A Penny 7100 W University
Ave. Apply in person 1-28-08-14-14


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







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Help Wanted


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.


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






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Help Wanted

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 afteirnoons/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

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. Alachu@ or
Hunters Crossing Apts. DFWP 4-23-08-
65-14

OFFICE ASSISTANT ft/pt one semester or
longer. Proficiency in computers. $6.80/hr.
email resume, indicate your preference for
ft/pt, spring semester or longer, avl.days and
hrs. SIVA1950@yahoo.com 1-30-08-10-14

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


H elp Wanted Help Wanted Help Wanted


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.org for app
email Janet for info:jgheff@ufl.edu 1-25-
08-5-14

ATTENTION SCIENCE MAJORS!
Kaplan Test Prep & Admissions is currently
hiring Science Teachers .& Tutors. Kaplan
offers flexible schedules, competitive pay,
extensive training and a benefits package for
part-time employees and their dependents
after just 30 days of service. For more infor-
mation call 352-377-0014 or e-mail katherine
.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

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

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


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


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


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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 I
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


E 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
S 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-
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

SINGING TELEGRAMS
PERFORMERS FOR BIRTHDAYS,
ANNIVERSARIES, SPECIAL OCCASIONS.
COSTUMES HELPFUL! Apply French
Addiction Lingerie 819 W. University Ave.
1-30-08-5-14

$10-12/hour
Mortgage lender has immediate openings
for college students for telephone sales posi-
tions. No exp required. Flex hours. Apply in
person between 5 & 8 pm, Mo-Fr 1900 SW
34th St. Ste 206 (2nd fir above credit union)
1-30-5-14

THE RED ONION
NEIGHBORHOOD GRILL Now hiring mo-
tivated, exp line cooks & servers. Please
apply in person, located in Uptown Village
at Townsend, NW 39 Ave, 3885 NW 24 Blvd.
2-1-7-14

$10/hr Office Asst
20+ Hrs/wk, M,W, F. Apply in person 8-5
Jackson Stoneworks 1111 SE 22nd Ave,
2-6-08-10-14

Jet Fuel Coffee Company is Hiring part-time
flexible, and dependable individuals. Stop
by Gainesville Regional Airport and fill out
app or bring resume between 7am-2pm
Good Pay plus tips must be 18 to apply.
jetfuelcc@gmail.com, 1-28-3-14

G8RBAY.com
* Get Paid & Have Fun Flexible Hrs
& Competitive $ 0 Sales' Experience
Required 0 eBay exp. + 0 Resume to
g8rbay@bellsouth.net 2-20-08-20-14

STRIDE RITE CHILDREN'S SHOE STORE
looking for exp. retail sales person! Must be
fun, detailed, & love kids. GREAT work place!
Store hours 10-6 Flex schedule. Oaks Mall
Plaza 6753 W. Newberry Road 331-7463
2-12-08-14-14


Services

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
memory & concentration. Elminate bad hab-
its. 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.co
m 4-23-07-72-15


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PERSONAL TRAINING 300
Personal and Group Training
Flexible Scheduling Exclusive Facility
Call for a free workout -
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 MI 19 One item or a houseful!
Call Now! 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! Quality Editing, Writing,
Typesetting, Printing. RESUME CITY'S
Services from $34.95. Gator owned since
1981. E mail your resume for FREE analysis
and review: RESUMECITYUSA@AOL.Com
2-11-08-55-15

**AWARDS & PERSONALIZED GIFTS**
Plaques 0 Name Badges 0 Cups Etc.
Best Selection In Town
www.signpower.com
SignMasters 335-7000
3-5-60-15

***GREAT BANNERS & SIGNS***
Custom Posters Exhibits Awards
Top Quality 0 Fast Service Low Prices
www.signpower.com
SignMasters 335-7000
3-5-60-15

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 t6oteect
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 HIT AT 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 sion.
Call 386-237-2958 1-25-4-15

TRAFFIC TICKETS
Sharon Ruth, Esq.
352-494-8848
2-1-9-15

IMMIGRATION LAW
Marriage Visas Employment Visas
Naturalization. Richard Ruth, Egs;
352-335-6748 www.ruthlaw.com
2-29-29-15


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CRYSTAL KLEEN FLASHBACKS FREE GRE WORKSHOP. UF Reading
MOBILE AUTO DETAILING Buys and sells modern casual clothing. 509 &Writing Center offers this workshop
Get Wur car clean at home or work. NW 10th Ave. 375-3752. We pay cash. Open Monday Thursday, January 28th 31st.
Call Chris at 352-494-9120. Licensed. 1- 10-6. We buy till 5.. 4-23-72-18 Math on M, W7:10 9:20; Verbal on TR 5:
28-08-5-15 10 -7:05 Call 392-2010 to register and learn
the room location. 1-29-4-14


NEED A NANNY? 25yr old Edu.grad.stud. *Family Chiropractic*
looking for FT nanny position T-FAvail. until Since 1977. Two blocks from U.F.
July only.Lots of Exper.$12-14/h + $2/h 4 373-7070
each add. child. Infant/todd. pref.but not 4-23-72-18
required.tQontact shinds@ufl.edu 1-28-
08-4(.15
SAVE ON RAYBAN/SUNGLASSES
Mature & loving female babysitter available University Opticians
now. 24/7 at your home. Available for chil- 300 SW 4th Ave. 378-4480
dren or pets. $10/hr for children & pets neg. 4-23-72-18
References available. Also available nights &
weekends. Call 352-642-6104 1-28-3-15

000**** FAFSA HELP 0000 Event Notice
Former UF advisor will help you submit your
FAFSA and answer all of your questions Fitness Bootcamp
about Financial Aide. Hurry March 15 on 4 week camp
time deadline. $35 Flat fee. 219-2059 1- limited availability
28-3-15 For more information call
(352) 262-8402 2-20-30-20


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Every Sat & Sun Hwy 301
15 min from Gainesville 486-2255
4-23-72-21
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Open To Public Wed-Fri-Sat-Sun
1 PM to Dusk -Skeet-Trap-5 Stand
Bunker- Gun Rental- Shells- 352-372-1044
gatorskeetandtrap.com 4-23-72-21


**#1 Spring Break Website! 4 & 7 night
trips to BahamaPartyCruise, PanamaCity,
Acapulco, Cancun and more. Low prices
guaranteed. Group discounts for 8+. Book 20
people, get 3 free trips! Campus reps need- GMG1'I TRANSPORT
ed. www.StudentCity.com or 800-293-1445
Florida Seller of Travel Reg No.40015010 23 Yrs. as the Official So. Fl. Bus
2-8-89-21 Depart: Th & Fr 2:00 & 4:30PM
$45 r/t Mia-FtL/Pomp-WPB-FtP.
BAHAMAS SPRING BREAK Rever $55 336-7026 www.GMGTRANS.com
$189 for 5 DAYS or $239 for 7 DAYS. All 4-23-72-23
prices include: Round-trip luxury cruise with
food. Accommodations on the island at your SIGNATURE SHUTTLE
choice of thirteen resorts. Discounts and WEEKLY MIAMI BUS SERVICE
Free trips for group bookings. Appalachia UF ORL, FT.P, FT.L, WPB, POMP, MIA
Travel.www.BahamaSun.com800-867-5018. PH 219-8778. ORDER ONLINE AT:
Florida Seller of Travel Reg No ST35585 3- GOSIGNATURESHUTTLE.COM 4-23-69-
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JAX & ORLANDO.INT'LAIRPORTS
and Beaches 4 daily trips.
$40-$45 ONE WAY or $65-$75 RT
RUNWAYS. Travel Better.
www.rnwy.com 800-578-6929 4-23-08-
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RATED #1 IN CUSTOMERS SERVICE
Enjoy luxury buses w/movies, bathrooms &
soon wireless internet
Servicing Gville to ORL, WPB, FTL & MIA
Buy tickets online or over the phone.
1-877-WE-GATOR (93-42867)
2-29-31-23


All Women's Health Center
ABORTION
Free Pregnancy Test
RU-486 Available
378-9191
www.abortiongainesville.com
4-23-72-16

***CHOOSE LIFE!!**O
Adoption confidential & compassionate
adoption advice. Expenses paid if needed.
www.AmericankidzAdoption.com FL Lic
#1107-41 Toll Free 866-303-1573 4-23-
71-16

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
baby. Lots of love promised, top notch edu-
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.
Bar#260101 2-12-20-16

CLINICAL HYPNOSIS For Behavior Change
& Tr;gma Resolution. Including- Smoking;
Stress; Sports; Relationship/Loss; PTSD;
Sexual Trauma. Institute For Clinical
Hypnosis, 665-0928 2-20-08-20-16





ANONYMOUS
HITANTIBODY TESTING
Alachua County Health Dept. Call
334-7960 for app't (optional $20 fee)


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Gators stomp Stetson in season-opening shutout


UF coach Roland Thorn qvist earns win No. 150


By CHRISTOPHER YAZBEC
Alligator Writer
cyazbec@alligator.org

The UF women's tennis team
dropped just 13 games and played
as though it was in mid-season
form in its 7-0 season-opening win
against Stetson on Wednesday.
UF coach Roland Thornqvist
said he was pleased with his
team's play, but he was mostly ex-
cited to have finally played a true
opponent.
"We're off and running," said
Thomqvist, who collected his
150th win at UF. "I'm very, very
pleased with the first day."
Newcomers Julia Cohen and
Marrit Boonstra helped lead the


way for UF in their first career
matches as Gators.
Cohen paired with senior Lolita
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the doubles court, and Boonstra
played alongside sophomore
Megan Alexander, winning 8-2.
Senior Whitney Benik and
sophomore Csilla Borsanyi made
quick work of their opponents on
the doubles court as well, post-
ing an 8-0 win that took just 25
minutes..
On the singles courts, Boonstra
and Alexander each shut out
their opponents 6-0, 6-0 in timely
fashion, while Cohen and Benik
dropped just one game each.
"It was my first college match
and it felt great," said Cohen,


who played in the No. 1 slot in the
Gators' lineup. "I'm so happy to
be a Gator, and I'm so happy to be
here. I'm around great coaches and
great teammates."
After the match,
Boonstra expressed
her satisfaction to
finally play for the
Tennis Gators and take
advantage of her
opportunity to see
some action on the court.
"I really enjoyed it because it
didn't look like I was going to play,
and this is so much better than sit-
ting outside the court," she said.
Thornqvist noted the smooth
transition that Cohen and Boonstra
made in their first collegiate


matches.
"Julia beating her 1 and 0 (6-1,
6-0) in an hour that to me is a
good grade off the bat," he said.
"Neither one of them looked that
nervous first time in a Florida
uniform."
Frangulyan dismissed her
opponent on the singles court
in straight sets, 6-3, 6-2, without
much difficulty. Borsanyi wrapped
up the singles play for the Gators
with a 6-2, 6-1 victory on the No.
2 court.
Of the eight players on UF's
roster, two didn't play due to
injury, including senior Diana
Srebrovic (back) and sopho-
more Anastasia Revzina (wrist).
Thornqvist said Revzina should
return for Saturday's match, while
Srebrovic's status is day-to-day.
The Gators will not have


much time to sit back and relax,
as they will host Central Florida
on Thursday at 5 p.m: at the Ring
Tennis Complex. UF is 5-0 all-time
against the Knights, including a 7-
0 win last year.
The team will get a day off
following that match before com-
peting against South Alabama on
Saturday, which will be its -itrd
match in four days.
Thornqvist said these early-
season matches give his team more
chances to improve certain aspects
of its play and get a better feel for
dual-match play.
"We really see how good we are
and comfortable we are in a match
setting," he said. "So tomorrow's
an opportunity for us to call some
plays in doubles that we're not
comfortable with and just to work
on."


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Smith considered Gainesville before choosing UCLA


Gators overcome

'Cocks' red-hot,

long-range shooting


HOOPS, from page 24

ignited by freshman Jai Lucas. Trailing 38-30, Lucas
hit a 3-pointer as he fell into the Gamecocks bench.
UF's full-court press then forced a turnover,
and Speights dosed out the half with a thunder-
ous and-one dunk over the Gamecocks' Brandis
Raley-Ross.
"I just saw him standing there and I knew I
could dunk," Speights said. "So I did."
The Gators opened the second half on a 7-3 run
to take a 43-41 lead before allowing South Carolina
to reel off 11 straight points to open a 52-43 lead.
UF then displayed the heart and competitive
nature that has characterized the
young group all season.
The Gators scored 8 straight
to pull within 1 before South
Carolina guard Devan Downey
hit a 3-pointer to turn the mo-
mentum back the other way. But
UF wouldn't back down and
Donovan continued to hang around.
onovan With just less than five min-
utes remaining, Lucas pulled up and hit a 3-pointer
to tie the game at 65.
Soon after, Calathes hit a shot from several feet
beyond the arc to give UF the advantage at 68-67.
A missed free throw by Calathes gave South
Carolina one final chance, but a half-court shot
came up empty, and the Gators squeezed by with
the victory. UF coach Billy Donovan commented
afterward on his team's unlikely confidence and its
ability to stay focused in the face of adversity.
"The one thing I'd say about our guys is that
they have a belief in themselves," Donovan said.
"Adversity doesn't seem to affect them. As coaches
we've all been in the huddle with young teams on
the road and you look in their eyes and nobody's
home. I haven't had that problem with these
guys."
Speights continued his strong play, hitting 10 of
13 shots en route to scoring 22 points and grabbing
13 rebounds. Calathes added 21 points and four
assists. UF walk-on Shane Payne made his first
SEC appearance of the season. Donovan put Payne
in with 5.6 seconds left in the first half to guard
Downey, South Carolina's leading scorer.


GYM, from page 23

"I always had a drive to be a Gator, so
when I had quit gymnastics and started
up again, I contacted Rhonda back in
February 2007," Smith said. "So then I
was like, 'I'm getting back in the sport
and might be interested in coming to
Florida.'
"[Faehn] was like, 'Oh well, send me
videos and keep me updated on how
your training is going.' So I continued to
do that all last year while I was getting
back my skills from the injury."
In December, Smith again contacted


Faehn about a scholarship she said was
available in the spring. She committed to
UF later that month.
Smith refuted the idea that she and
Moore were a pack-
age deal.
"Of course we
wanted to come to
Gymnastics the same school, but
we never decided
that we are going
to go the same school," she said. "We
looked at our own individual lives and
careers and had decided."
Initially, Smith committed to compet-
ing at Arizona before she felt she was at


UF gets chance to see where it ranks among SEC's best


WHOOPS, from page 24


Thursday's game limping, having lost three of its last
five and holding a 1-3 road record. All three road losses
have come by double digits, and the Bulldogs' sole win
away from home was at Florida International, a member
of the Sun Belt Conference.
Butler rejected the notion that UF might be able to.
steal an easy victory.
"It'll be a big indicator as to if they really,
really believe that we're supposed to win
every game we play here or just some-
times."
Amanda Butler
UF women's basketball coach


"You can't look at what happened in their last game
and think that's going to be any indication of what's
going to happen in their next game," she said during
the SEC teleconference Tuesday. "We fully expect to get
their best effort."
But don't count UF out just yet, as the team has won
nine of its last ten games and comes in riding an eight-
game home.winning streak.
The Gators have three players scoring in double dig-
its and the team has excelled in pushing the tempo as
well as utilizing its deep bench.
Butler has preached to her players about "protecting
the home court" since setting foot in Gainesville, and
they have responded with an 11-1 home record.
She realizes, however, that Georgia will be the most
talented team to visit the O'Dome so far.
"It'll be a big indicator as to if they really, really be-
lieve that we're supposed to win every game we play
here or just sometimes."


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attend UE
There was one incident when Faehn
and Meyer discussed Smith.
"He did ask me if she was talented,
if she was good, and I said absolutely
she's good enough for Florida," Faehn
said. "We wanted her. We wanted her
from the very beginning."
Despite the recent attention, Smith
has stayed focused on her gymnastics.
"She's great. She's focused simply on
doing her job and training and getting
ready," Faehn said. "She is going to be
competing in bars for us this weekend
and doing floor exhibition again."












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THURSDAY, JANUARY 24, 2008


UF squeaks by South Carolina
I THE GATORS USED A 13-8
RUN TO SEAL THE VICTORY.

By DANNY KLEIN
Alligator Staff Writer
dklein@alligator.org

COLUMBIA, S.C. In a back-
and-forth game against lowly South
Carolina, the Gators showed they
can play with anybody, both good
and bad.
On the road against the struggling
. Gamecocks (9-9, 1-3 Southeastern
Copyrig hted Mat ra Conference), UF had to rely on a late
"yi g t Mruan to slip past an inspired South
n cCarolina club that gave the Gators
SyIndIcated Content 17-3, 4-1 SEC) all it had.
UF closed the contest on a 13-8
run, narrowly grabbing a 73-71 vic-
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of its time clawing and fighting for
.survival.
The young Gators showed their
surprising maturity in the late
stages of the game, answering big
runs with outside shots and key
defensive stops.
"We lost to a team that plays well
above their age," South Carolina
coach Dave Odom said.
The Gators' performance was a
tale of two halves, and they seemed
to grow as the game progressed.
UF was lucky to trail by just
two heading into intermission after
shooting a woeful 3 of 14 from be-
yond the arc in the opening period.
The Gamecocks hit six of their 10 at-
tempts from 3-point range.
Marreese Speights and Nick
Calathes kept the Gators alive, com-
bining to score 23 of UF's 36 points
in the opening 20 minutes.
The Gators once again ended
the first half surging. UF scored 6
straight to climb back into the game;

SEE HOOPS, PAGE 23


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UF WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

Gators look to end Bulldogs' dominance, extend home streak


By PHIL KEGLER
Alligator Staff Writer
pkegler@alligator.org

Depree Bowden remembers the last time
Georgia came to town.
She called it "a nightmare."
"We just didn't play very well," Bowden
said. "We're looking forward to playing them
on Thursday."
The Bulldogs destroyed the Gators 77-54
in th-O'Connell Center on Jan. 28, 2007,


and it wasn't as if the outcome was all that
shocking.
Georgia leads the all-time series 40-10 and
has won the previous seven meetings, the last
six by a margin of 19 points or more.
On paper it seems Thursday's matchup
may unfold similarly, considering the No. 17
Bulldogs (15-3, 2-2 Southeastern Conference)
start three players at 6-foot-3 or taller and
rank higher than the Gators (13-5, 2-1 SEC)
in every statistical category except steals per
game. UF has lost its last 11 games against


ranked teams.
All-American forward Tasha Humphrey
leads the Georgia attack with 16.7 points and
8.6 rebounds per game.
"We just didn't play very well."
Depree Bowden
UF senior guard

"You can't stop her from scoring, but you
can box her out," UF coach Amanda Butler


said. "You can limit her second-chance op-
portunities."
Sophomore guard Ashley Houts makes a
powerful companion in the backcourt, scor-
ing 12.6 points and dishing out 4.6 assists per
game.
The duo, both listed at 6-foot-3, combined
to light up UF for 35 points in last year's
blowout.
It may be suggested that Georgia enters

SEE WHOOPS, PAGE 23


MMen's basketball:
No. 4 Duke vs. Virginia Tech
ESPN, 7 p.m.
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San Antonio vs. Miami
TNT, 8 p.m.


* The No. 4 UF women's tennis team
dominated its season-opening dual-
match against Stetson yesterday. The
Gators continue action today as they
host Central Florida.
See story, pg. 21.


iThe UF men's track and field team
swept the Southeastern Conference
weekly awards Wednesday. Terrell Wilks
was named Male Runner and Male Fresh-
man of the Week, while junior Beau Bur-
roughs won male event athlete honors.


Men's basketball
(18) Villanova 68
Rutgers 80
NBA
Orlando 112
Memphis 85


Gymnast clarifies


talks with Meyer

By BOBBY CALLOVI
Alligator Writer
bcallovi@alligator.org

Gymnast Maranda Smith denied Wednesday that she
had regular telephone contact with UF football coach
Urban Meyer while he was recruiting her boyfriend to
play wide receiver.
On Jan. 11, Smith said she had spoken with Meyer "ev-
ery day" during the recruitment of Carl Moore, a receiver
from Sierra (Calif.) College who is now enrolled at UF and
will play football in the fall.
"[Meyer] kept asking how Carl was
doing, and he wanted me to come to
here and do gymnastics," Smith had
said. She transferred to Gainesville
with Moore to compete for the Gators.
The remarks sparked an investiga-
tion by the UF compliance department
to see if Meyer committed a violation,
as coaches are not allowed to recruit
Smith players from other sports.
Smith recanted her earlier statements Wednesday, say-
ing she only had contact with Meyer when he was calling
for Moore.
"We never had real phone conversations," she said.
"I never even had a conversation with him. I mean, he
sounds like a nice guy saying 'hi' and 'bye,' but that's all
I really know."
She blamed the misinterpreted quote on her exagger-
ating how often she talked to Meyer.
Smith was recruited by UF when she was a junior in
high school but chose to go to UCLA instead.
She had retired from gymnastics in November 2006
after she needed a titanium rod and three screws to mend
a broken shin.
Although Smith had met Moore in her senior year
of high school, the couple did not start dating until she
returned home after her surgery.
Her injury began a journey that led back to the Gators
when she decided to return to the sport in 2007.
SEE GYM, PAGE 23




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