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VOLUME 101 ISSUE 86


MONDAY, JANUARY 28, 2008


Large endowments draw Senate interest


By KATIE SANDERS
Alligator Writer
ksanders@alligator.org

A national study has revealed UF as one of
76 universities with more than $1 billion in en-
dowment assets, leading some U.S. senators to
clamor for the institutions to set more money


aside for financial aid.
UF's endowment assets in 2007 earned
UF the No. 61 slot out of 785 schools in the
study, which was conducted by the National
Association of College and University
Business Officers.
Endowments are donations that are in-
vested in the stock market. The investment


returns are used to support scholarships and
professorships at a university.
UF's endowment
UF funds during the
Administration 2007 fiscal year were
more than $1.2 bil-
lion, a 22.4 percent increase from the 2006 en-
dowment funds, which were more than $996


million, according to the study.
Harvard, Yale, Stanford, Princeton and the
University of Texas system, each with 2007 en-
dowment funds of more than $15 billion, lead
the study's list.
UF's increased endowment funds have

SEE ENDOWMENT, PAGE 9


Medieval fair feels


Attendees

spend less
KRISTEN HUFF
Alligator Contributing Writer

Merchants at the annual
Hoggetowne Medieval Faire have
noticed a snag in their chain mail
in recent years.
Vendors in the transit-based
business of working the medieval
and renaissance fair circuit have
been slowly starting to feel the
effects of the struggling economy
and rising gas prices.
"The patrons are not able to
come as often or travel as far,"
said Sara Dunlap, of Sarasota,
whose business, Ladye Fayre,
sells handmade dolls and puppets
at fairs around the country.
Dunlap, who has been coming
to the Gainesville fair for 20 years,
said she and her husband try to
use only one vehicle when on the
road because gas costs have cut
into her profits and forced her to
raise prices.
Dunlap has found that moving
her business to the Internet helps
save money.


I "I never thought I'd have a
Web site, but it makes it easier to
cut down on travel," she said.
Despite the setbacks, Dunlap
said she is not ready to give up
fairs completely.
Louis Bracht, a ride operator
who lives on the road, said pa-
trons are less willing to pay for
anything more than admission
and food these days.
"There is nothing you need
at a renaissance fair-it's all ex-
travagance and impulse," he said.
"Times like these, people are less
willing to spend on the extrava-
gance."
Bracht said customers are
quick to complain about even
small increases in the price of
rides.
Casey Martin, a performer in
the acrobatic comedy show Barely
Balanced, said she has felt the ef-
fects as well.
"People have not been tipping
as much," she said.
Martin also said that at some
fairs where the performers have
to camp, fair management is be-
ginning to charge performers for
utilities.

SEE MEDIEVAL, PAGE 9


effect of economic downturn


: 71% > 1 82I


Andrew Stanfill / Alligator Staff
David Campo, 6, runs through a maze at the Hoggetowne Medieval Faire on Sunday at the Alachua County
Fairgrounds. The fair, featuring human chess, jousting and crafts, returns next weekend.


ON CAMPUS

UPD searching for man who exposed himself in library


The University Police Department is looking for a man who
was spotted exposing his sexual organs last week in the UF
Education Library at Norman Hall.
Two women told UPD officers they saw a man exposing
himself inside the library, but he did not approach them.
By the time police arrived, the man had fled.
A UPD flier posted in UF's libraries described the suspect as
a black man between 24 and 30 years old with an athletic build
and short hair. He was seen wearing a black shirt and blue
shorts, the flier stated.


0 Chandler Parsons and the
UF men's basketball team
shocked No. 14 Vanderbilt
86-64 on Sunday. The Gators
took an early 34-6 lead.
UF now stands in second place
in the Southeastern Conference
with a 5-1 record.
See story, pg. 20.


"This is not something
new to the university setting."
Stacy Ettel
UPD lieutenant

According to Lt. Stacy Ettel, police will respond by increas-
ing the number of patrols they send through the area and re-
searching past offenders.
Though he could not remember the last time a person was


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caught exposing his or her sexual organs on campus, Ettel said
this incident is not the first of its kind at UF
"It's happened at libraries over the years on and off," he
said. "This is not something new to the university setting."
Jasmine Brown, a fourth-year English student, was study-
ing at the Norman Hall library Sunday night when she found
out about the exhibitionist.
"It's definitely disturbing," Brown said. "I don't think it
would cause me to not study here, though."
JESSICA PONN


* With Florida's
primaries coming
up Tuesday,
we looked at
where the top
contenders from
each party stand,
on key issues. See
chart, pg. 12.


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News Today


WHAT'S HAPPENING
Read Across America
Reitz Union Colonnade, 9:30
a.m. to 4:30 p.m., today
In a celebration of Dr.
Seuss' birthday, the Florida
Education Association will be
collecting donations to buy
books for underprivileged
children.
Elections 2008 Forum
Room G086 McCarty Hall
Building B, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.,
tonight
Pi Sigma Alpha Political
Science Honor Society will
host a forum for students
to represent and discuss the
presidential candidates before
Tuesday's primaries.
Pre-Law Meeting
Room 103 Fine Arts Building
B, 7 p.m., Tuesday
Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law
Fratermity will hold an infor-
mation meeting for prospec-
tive members to learn about
the group's speakers, socials
and other opportunities.
Like What You See?
If you have an event you
would like to see posted
here, please e-mail it to dculc
lasure@alligator.org, and put
"What's Happening" in the
subject line.

ON CAMPUS
UF's first lady to kick off
walking program
Beginning Tuesday, faculty,
staff and students will have a
chance to join Walking Gators,
a Healthy Gators 2010 program
consisting of walking routes
throughout campus.
The program kicks off at
Library East with first lady Chris
Machen walking the Century
Tower Route at 12:15 p.m.
"The overall mission of the
Healthy Gators 2010 coalition is
to promote a healthier campus,"
said Shirley Haberman, director
of GatorWell Health Promotion
Services. "People will be able to
benefit from the program because
they can exercise during lunch."
Walking Gators is a program
consisting of six courses around
campus including the Century
Tower Route, Cultural Plaza
Route, Swamp Route and Uphill
Challenge Route.
Participants will meet Tuesday,


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12:15 p.m. and walk one mile
for about 20 minutes. Those
interested in walking are not
required to sign up in advance
and can attend any course.
Participants can begin at
each route's starting point or
can join at -designated pick-up
points and times.
The program originated
from a similar activity at the
University of Pittsburgh in
September 2002 called Walking
Bus.
As participants circle around
the designated points of each
route, they have the choice to
stay on or "get off the bus"
and go back to class or work,
Haberman said.
"A lot of planning went into
this program," she said. "We are
really doing it on a much larger
scale so the whole UF commu-
nity can take advantage of it."
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MONDAY, JANUARY 28, 2008 U ALLIGATOR, 3

ELECTION 2008

McCain cancels UF campaign stop at last minute


By DREW HARWELL
Alligator Staff Writer
dharwell@alligator.org

Republican presidential candidate John McCain canceled
a UF "Get Out the Vote" rally scheduled for the Florida Gym
on Sunday, only two days before Florida's crucial Republican
primary.
Kristine Zooberg, a UF graduate student and chairwoman
of Gators for McCain, which co-sponsored the event, said the
cancellation was a routine last-minute change in the Arizona


"The last few days before the primary are sort
of unpredictable."
Kristine Zooberg
chairwoman of Gators for McCain

senator's schedule.
McCain and his signature campaign bus, the Straight Talk
Express, instead spent Sunday visiting Tampa, Polk City, Gulf
Breeze and Lady Lake, according to his Web site.


"The last few days before the primary are sort of unpre-
dictable," Zooberg said.
"We just have to try to be flexible and try to understand
that he needs to do what he needs to do."
McCain's online tour schedule shows plans for the candi-
date to visit Jacksonville, Orlando and Tampa today.
On Tuesday, the day of the primary, McCain and his sup-
porters will hold a party in Miami.
Last week, McCain's campaign announced that UF
President Bernie Machen was endorsing McCain's bid for the
White House. ,


Student drives into home


* BLOOD-ALCOHOL LEVEL WAS
MORE THAN TWICE LEGAL LIMIT.
Police arrested a UF student on charges
of damaging property while driving under
the influence after he crashed his car into
a Gainesville woman's house, according
to a Gainesville Police Department arrest
report.
Kyle C. Nelson, 20, drove his car through
the bedroom wall.of Virginia Hoyt's home,
at 4361 NW 19th St., around 4 am. Friday
"He could have killed me," Hoyt said in
a telephone interview on Saturday.
When police arrived to the scene, Nelson
was stumbling and missing one shoe.
He said he had left one shoe at a friend's
house, but he did not know why, according
to the report.


Nelson said he drank five or six shots of
Jack Daniel's whiskey and rum before he
left his friend's house that night, the report
stated.
After failing field sobriety examinations,
Nelson submitted to a breath test showing
his blood-alcohol level to be 0.20, according
to the report. The legal limit
LOCai is 0.08. Police also found a
News multicolored glass pipe con-
taining marijuana residue in
the center console of Nelson's car. He was
charged with possession of drug parapher-
nalia, a misdemeanor offense.
Hoyt said she thinks that drunken driv-
ers are not just a problem downtownbut the
suburbs as well.
"Your life is in danger out here in your
own home," she said.
WILL PAFFORD


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Trustee heads Orange Bowl


A member of UF's Board of Trustees
was named president of the Orange Bowl
Committee on Wednesday.
Daniel Ponce, a UF alumnus, said he
has been a member of the Orange Bowl
Committee, the group that oversees the
annual college football bowl game in
Miami, for 14 years.
His new position is no surprise: Ponce
was elected to be president for the 2008-
2009 term four years ago, and Ponce said
UF's board members support his new
position.
Florida Gov. Charlie Crist appointed
Ponce to UF's Board of Trustees on Jan.


"It's not going to take away from me
being a trustee," he said. "Neither one of
them is going to eat my life up."
He said he would help plan the 75th
anniversary
U F Orange Bowl
Admintrati game and the
national champi-
onship game.
He said his dose relationship with col-
lege football gives him a unique perspec-
tive as a UF board member. Athletics-are
an important part of the school, he said.
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4, ALLIGATOR E MONDAY,JANUARY 28,2008


Volunteers battle rogue spuds


By KATIE GALLAGHER
Alligator Writer
kgallagher@alligator.org

Armed with work gloves and
orange plastic buckets, about 1,400
volunteers set out in the rain Saturday
morning to protect their city from
invasion.


The volunteers came for the ninth
annual Great Air Potato Roundup to
stomp out the air potato, an exotic
plant that can smother native flora.
The potatoes, which are native to
tropical Asia, grow on vines that can
measure up to 60 feet and choke out
trees, according to UF's Institute of
Food and Agricultural Science. If left


Ethan Langston, 6, dumps air potatoes from his hat into a bucket in the
woods behind J.J. Finley Elementary School on Saturday morning.


alone, the potatoes fall off the vine and
sprout new plants.
The roundup not only helps man-
age the area's potato problem, but also
educates volunteers, said Sally Wazny,
program coordinator for Nature
Operations, the city organization that
holds the event.
Registered volunteers were as-
signed to 33 wooded sites around
Gainesville to hunt for the small, gray
plants.
Courtney Hooker, who gradu-
ated from UF in wildlife ecology and
conservation last spring, picked po-
tatoes in the woods behind J.J. Finley
Elementary School.
* "Typically it's the most messy and
tangled places where they are," she
said.
For Katrina Lagos and Sarah Hill,
seventh-graders at Queen of Peace
Catholic Academy, the search was the
best part.
"It's like a scavenger hunt," Lagos
said.
After two hours of picking, vol-
unteers gathered
Around at Morningside
Gainesville Nature Center for
free food, T-shirts,
music and drawings and to listen to
a speech by Jim Weimer, a biologist
from Paynes Prairie Preserve State
Park. Weimer urged against growing
invasive plants, which he said people
often find beautiful.
"They say, 'Oh, Jim, it has such
beautiful red berries in the winter,'"
he said. "And that's true, but it's not
the point."
Nature Operations also gave out
prizes for the largest and weirdest air
potatoes small papier-mache tro-
phies that looked like angry potatoes.
The prize for the biggest po-
tato went to Annie Freedman, 6,
who picked one a little larger than a
softball.
At least four other volunteers even
did some vigilante picking, show-
ing up at the celebration to turn in
carloads of potatoes, said Katherine
Edison, nature assistant for Nature
Operations.
"They said couldn't make it out
today, but I know where there's pota-
toes, and I picked them on my own,"'
Edison said.


Bright Futures


change pitched

By ILEANA MORALES
Alligator Writer
imorales@alligator.org

A state senator has proposed a bill to base financial
awards from the Bright Futures scholarship program on
students' majors.
Students studying science, technology, mathematics,
education, engineering, nursing or pre-health would be
the only students to fully benefit from the scholarship
if state Sen. Jeremy Ring's recommendations are ap-
proved.
Ring's proposal would award students in those fields
110 percent of tuition and fees and $660 for expenses
each academic year if their GPAs and SAT scores qualify
them for the Florida Academic Scholars Award.
The scholarship normally covers 100 percent of stu-
dents' tuition and fees based on GPAs and SAT scores
regardless of academic majors.
For students majoring in other
fields whose scores qualify them
for the Florida Academic Scholars
Award, scholarships would be re-
duced to cover 80 percent of tuition
and fees and $475 for expenses per
academic year.
Ring Florida Medallion Scholars nor-
mally receive an award that covers 75 percent of their
tuition and fees. Under Ring's bill, students who qualify
for that award but do not major in the fields he specified
would be eligible for having only 55 percent of their tu-
ition and fees covered.
Students with the same qualifications who major in
Ring's specified fields would have their scholarships
bumped up to cover 85 percent of tuition and fees.
Under the current rules of the Florida Medallion Scholar
Award, 100 percent of tuition and fees for community
college students is covered, but with Ring's changes,
that amount would be dropped to 80 percent.
Melissa Ackert, a UF civil engineering senior, said the
proposition would be convenient for her but unfair for
nonscience majors.
"Their degrees are important too and cost the same
thing," Ackert said. "It's not really a great idea."
Ring's bill would go into effect July 1 if approved
by the state Legislature and Gov. Charlie Crist. The
Legislature's next regular session begins in March.


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MONDAY, JANUARY 28, 2008 E ALLIGATOR, 5


Caribbean student group holds fashion, talent show


* NEARLY 1,000 ATTEND
'FANTASTIC VOYAGE.'

By ALYSSA LaRENZIE
Alligator Writer

Jhamil Mosquera looked at the
girls in bikini pictured in the show-
case program and knew he would
enjoy the show.
"I can vibe with them," said
Mosquera, a SFCC finance sopho-
more.
His Jamaican heritage and his
friends brought him to a celebration
of Caribbean pride Friday night.
The Caribbean Student
Association, known as CaribSA,
hosted the fifth annual fashion
and talent showcase at the Indian
Cultural and Education Center.
The show, themed "Fantastic
Voyage," brought out an audience
of about 1,000 to watch dancing,
singing and modeling, said UF
junior Cathleen Salvant, a public
relations director for the event.
Guests could purchase $3 tickets
for preferred seating. The funds
went to the Photos for Africa proj-
ect, which purchases school sup-
plies for children in South Africa.
. Aside from the paper palm trees
decorating the walls, the talent on
stage is what brought Caribbean


flavor to the Indian Center.
Four dance groups performed
for the talent contest.
One of the three dance teams
from UF, Urban Essence, recruited
marching band members from
Eastside High School to accompany
their performance.
Each group was required to
have at least 60 percent of their per-
formance demonstrate Caribbean
roots.
"That's the only stipulation,"
said judge Kate Glennon, an em-
ployee at UF's theater department.
"But we're mostly just looking for
talent."
Glennon was one of five judges
who chose the winners for the sing-
ing and dancing segments..
University of Central Florida's
Ruckus Dance Troupe, the reigning
champions, snatched first place.
Their dance featured a sketch of
an airplane that was hijacked to the
Caribbean.
A performer warned turbulence
could cause "krumping, booty
shaking and getting low." The
sketch was followed by a tradi-
tional island-style dance.
The fashion show included a
swimwear scene that fired up the
crowd. Girls ran up to take pictures
of the young men in swimming
trunks.


Carlos Baez/ Alligator
Marialle Bell performs in the carnival portion of the CaribSA fashion and talent showcase on Friday in the Indian
Cultural Center. The fifth annual showcase, themed "Fantastic Voyage," drew nearly 1,000 spectators.


UF freshman Brittany Holmes,
known as Jer-Z,- took home the
trophy for the singing portion of
the competition. Holmes received a


standing ovation with her interpre-
tation of Alicia Keys' "No One."
Host Roxan Brown, a UF stu-
dent, was impressed with Holmes'


performance.
"That brought tears to my eyes,
dang that was good," Brown said to
the audience.


Gators specialty license plates top-selling in 2007


UFsold more than 100,000 plates


By ANDREA ASUAJE
Alligator Contributing Writer

In the battle of specialty license plates,
the Gators managed to beat panthers,
sharks, manatees, dolphins and other
wildlife last year.
UF specialty license plates were the


best-selling plates in 2007 with 105,361
sales, beating out the second-place
"Protect the Panther" plate, according to a
UF news release.
Florida State University, the closest
university competitor, sold 30,000 fewer
plates.
The specialty plate's success can be at-


tributed to a new design, heavy promotion
and UF's athletic success in 2007, said Dan
Williams, UF's director of marketing.
"There's such tremendous pride in be-
ing a Gator," Williams said.
UF Along with spreading
Projects The Gator Nation's mes-
sage, the plates help with
university funds. Each plate
costs an additional $25 when purchased or
renewed. Sixty percent of the money goes


toward scholarships, and 40 percent goes
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Editorial


Call for Change

We endorse Obama,

McCain for primaries
With just one more day to decide which candidates will
move forward into what promises to be one of the
most important presidential elections in history, we
realize the task may be a little overwhelming for any voter.
Judging candidates beyond their commercials or sound
bytes requires careful consideration of the issues not some-
thing every college student has a lot of time for.
But, the importance of selecting the most qualified candidate
for your party in Tuesday's primary should not be shoved to the
bottom of your to-do list.
The unique economic and ethnic character of the state of
Florida offers presidential hopefuls one last chance to capture
the attention of the electorate before Feb. 5, also known as
Super Tuesday, when the people of 22 states make their primary
picks.
The countless debates and contentious headlines have made
the horse-race coverage of this campaign a gold mine for late-
night comedians but have not necessarily provided a wealth of
information on the issues. At times, and particularly in South
Carolina, the campaigns have taken a negative turn as the
stakes have climbed higher.
Our endorsements for the presidential primaries come after
researching the issues that affect young voters and the direction
our country is headed.
After some deliberation, we back the following candidates:
Republican Party: Oddly enough, we're with Bernie on this
one. Our pick for the Republican ticket is John McCain. The
senior senator from Arizona not only offers national leadership
experience, but his record for standing up to powerful political
forces even within his own party demonstrates his commitment
to honorable service. McCain's contributions to campaign fi-
nance reform and national security are admirable.
We're also impressed with his condemnation of controversial
interrogation techniques, and the fact that he publicly declared
waterboarding as a form of torture that he does not support.
McCain's proposal to reform health care so that corporations
receive incentives for providing insurance to their employees
is also a step in the right direction. Mitt Romney's stance on
major issues seems to change on a day-to-day basis, while Mike
Huckabee's extreme positions are nothing short of frightening.
We choose the candidate with demonstrated leadership and
strong military service.
Democratic Party: For a real change in Washington, we en-
dorse Barack Obama for the Democratic nomination, and we
have several reasons based on his policy platform behind our
decision.
The young, dynamic candidate represents progress with his
plans to begin a phased redeployment of American troops out
of Iraq.
His proposed American Opportunity Tax Credit will make
community college tuition completely free for most students
and will cover two-thirds of the cost of tuition at the average
public university.
Obama has also demonstrated the urgent need to do away
with the United States' dependence on oil. He has pledged to
double spending on research in clean energy.
While Hillary Clinton and Obama differ on issues, there are
no significant divisions. Clinton may have gained more expe-,
rience in the national spotlight by spending eight years in the
White House as first lady, but judging strictly on policy, it was a
toss-up for us. We feel Obama's message in the Oval Office will
inspire young people and resonate with all Americans.
Much like we believe John F. Kennedy did just a few gen-
erations ago, Obama represents positive change for the country
- both socially and politically. And we welcome those changes
with open arms.
It's been far too long.


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Editorial

City races focus on growth, economy
W ith nearly half of the seats on the City aries. His support of investments to convert downtown
Commission up for grabs Tuesday and an property into a high-tech business park demonstrates-
amendment affecting tax revenue, the results of his vow to revitalize Gainesville's economic climate.
this election day could also have a great influence on a city Donovan's concern for every citizen was proven when
already navigating redevelopment and economic growth. he established a domestic partnership registry to ensure
Whether it's the empty plot of land on University equal opportunity for all types of Gainesville families.
Avenue or how much your rent increases, the City While we identified with his opponent, former SFCC stu-
Commission will impact how your time and money in dent Armando Grundy, we feel that Donovan's extensive
Gainesville is spent. experience and past leadership make him a more viable
We have based our endorsements for this election on choice.
the candidates' ideas for the future of Gainesville and how For the At Large 2 seat, we endorse Robert Agrusa. The
well they relate to and understand student issues. former UF Student Senate President was responsible for a
For District 2, we endorse Lauren Poe, who recognizes $13.6 million budget, so we have confidence in his dem-
the challenges facing the city in coming years. We like onstrated ability to lead. His ideas to work with the com-
Poe's idea to build up an urban center downtown, while mission to include students in the political process along
encouraging economic growth with private-public part- with his plans to improve the predatory towing practices
nerships to help offset the cost of that development. We in Gainesville reassure us that he would represent the stu-
agree with his vision to have our "west-weighted" city re- dent population well.
vitalize a downtown area but still maintain a community His.opponent, Thomas Hawkins Jr., seems more con-
feel that would improve the student experience. cerned with land development issues. While this is an im-
Poe, a professor who teaches dual-enrollment students portant issue facing the future of Gainesville, we back the
at SFCC and a UF alumnus, is directly connected to the is- candidate who thoroughly understands the impact that
sues students face as Gainesville residents. He recognizes students have on the city.
the impact that UF has on the city and would work with We urge students to vote "no" on Amendment 1.
the university to implement positive changes such as im- The amendment doesn't provide any real tax reform and
proving public transportation. He is open to fresh ideas would intensify inequities that already exist. Contrary to
and recognizes that real progress does not come over- what its proponents claim, the amendment would actually
night. His opponent, Bonnie Mott, seemed out-of-touch shift the tax burden to those who could least afford it.
with student life and did not present practical solutions to The loss of revenue would limit the ability of local gov-
some of the city's pressing challenges. ernments and may force them to raise taxes. Necessary
For District 3, we endorse incumbent Jack Donovan. public services would be at risk. Most importantly, if
During his term, Donovan voted against building a coal passed, the amendment ultimately would not save the
power plant and suburban sprawl on the city's bound- state money in the long run.

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Column

Last week's ridiculous 'news' makers may be new to you


Last week, the Alligator didn't publish oi
Monday, but I wrote a column anyway.
I discussed the memory of Martin
Luther King Jr., combined with my picks for
Tuesday's primaries, and then concluded with
a note about the secret to true happiness.
I planned to show you these ponderings ,
but they feel like old news now. So instead of
old news, I give you new news. And by new
news, I guarantee you've never heard it before.
That's mostly because it's fake.
The Journal of the American College of
Cardiology has added chronic anxiety and
stress to a list of psychological factors that in-
crease the risk of heart attacks.


The journal also
released new findings
that would suggest
the earth is round, the
sky is blue and cancer
is bad.
Vincent Massaro The health effects
letters@alligator.org of being obvious are
Syet to be determined.
In New Mexico, a
state representative wants to tax TV and video
games to raise funds to fight childhood obesity
and improve education.
"Give me a break," said HaloStalker69, an
expert on video games and childhood obesity.


"No, seriously, break me off a piece of that Kit
Kat bar. I'm famished, as I haven't eaten today,
save two bags of Oreos for breakfast."
In other news, a California woman was ar-
rested Thursday after advertising on Craigslist
for an assassin to kill the wife of a man with
whom she'd had an affair.
. The ad, which was apparently found un-
der "adult gigs," would have been legal had
it been posted in the correct section: "Hits,
whacks and other shenanigans."
In state news, a treasure-hunting company
is fighting in federal court to keep $500 million
in coins found in an Atlantic Ocean shipwreck.
The government of Spain believes the ship was


Spanish and wants the treasure returned.
Maritime lawyer Tommy Pickles weighed
in : "The precedent of 'finders keepers, losers
weepers' is convincing, but I've found that a
court is more likely to side with the 'nuh-ah,
yeah-huh' argument in cases of treasure sal-
vage."
Lastly, in UF news, University Police is
the first department in the nation to receive
accreditation on international, state and uni-
versity levels. To be fair, the international ac-
creditation agency is located in a country that
gives free Tasers to all its citizens.
Vincent Massaro is a journalism senior. His
column appears on Mondays.


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ON CAMPUS

Gator Dining increasing environmental efforts


By ILEANA MORALES
Alligator Writer
imorales@alligator.org

SUF's official food service provider, Gator
Dining Services, has kicked up its efforts to
go green with three new sustainability initia-
tives.
Gator Dining is now reusing cups, donat-
ing unused food and coffee grounds, and
educating its employees about conservation.
Susanne Lewis, sustainability coordina-
tor for Gator Dining, said UF partnered with
Pepsi to design a reusable cup for all campus
dining locations serving fountain beverages.
The cups are sold for $1.99 at nine spots
on campus, including the Reitz Union and
the Hub, Lewis said.


Customers who bring the cup back get a
50-cent discount on their drink, which is nor-
mally $1.59, she said.
This semester, about 630 cups have been
sold, but the number of times .they have
been reused would not be determined until
February, Gator Dining marketing program
manager Jill Rodriguez wrote in an e-mail.
Lewis said as part of a university com-
munity, Gator Dining has a responsibility to
educate its customers on conservation and
waste reduction efforts.
"We're trying to educate students to real-
ize that the little choices they make in their
everyday lives really can make a big impact,"
Lewis said.
Signs have been posted at all-you-can-eat
dining locations on campus asking students


"We're trying to educate students
to realize that the little choices
they make in their everyday lives
really can make a big impact."
Susanne Lewis
sustainability coordinator for Gator Dining

not to be wasteful, she said.
In addition, educating Gator Dining em-
ployees on sustainability is key to the success
of the initiatives, she said.
Gator Dining is also recycling coffee
grounds. Lewis said UF will donate the
grounds to local farmers to use as fertilizer.
Eighteen campus locations brew cof-


fee, and each produces up to 10 gallons of
grounds a day, she said.
Some Starbucks locations on campus are
already donating grounds, and other spots
will begin soon, she said.
Gator Dining is also donating leftover
food from catered events on campus to local
homeless shelters and food banks.
UF donated about 1,500 pounds of unused
food this month, Lewis said.
Gator Dining began its sustainability
efforts a few years ago, and one of its first
projects was buying about 30 percent of its
produce from local farmers, she' said.
Investing locally provides better qual-
ity food, keeps money in the community's
economy and reduces pollution because of
less distance traveled, she said.


Campaign launched


* UF AND ABOUT 350
OTHERS WILL COMPETE.

By ASHLEY MCCREDIE
Alligator Contributing Writer

Students now have a different
way to beat rival universities: re-
cycling.
On Sunday, the UF Office
of Sustainability started its
Recyclemania campaign, a 10-week


competition between 350 colleges
to determine which school can re-
cycle the most.
The campaign runs through
April 5 and kicks off with Recycling
Day on Tuesday on the Reitz Union
North Lawn.
The event will feature games
and a trash exhibit to show stu-
dents how many objects which are
commonly thrown away can be
recycled.
This is the university's sec-


to encourage college
ond year competing. Last year, Recyclemania campaign much
UF beat all other Southeastern larger this year by raising more
Conference schools in per capita awareness, involving other dubs
recycling and placed third in gross and holding events around campus.
weight of recyclables, said Adrian This year, the UF Physical Plant
Erlenbach, an intern for UF's Office Division has put up
of Sustainability and Recyclemania On more recycling bins
coordinator. Cam u to help promote more
"My number one goal is to win," Camps on-campus recycling,
Erlenbach said. "My larger goal is Erlenbach said.
to get schools to improve their re- The caught-green-handed pro-
cycling." gram is another way people will be
Erlenbach plans on making the encouraged to participate. Students


recycling
caught recycling by campaign vol-
unteers will be given a free T-shirt,
he said. As large contributors of
recyclables on campus, the resi-
dence halls will also set up bulletin
boards in their halls to educate their
residents.
"I hope we win," said Alexandra
Klein, Inter-residence Hall
Association environmental con-
cerns director, "but even if only 10
people choose to recycle, it will be
worthwhile."


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Use of UF's $1.2 billion endowment is restricted by donors


ENDOWMENT, from page 1

gained attention from leaders of the U.S.
Senate Committee on Finance, Sens. Max
Baucus and Chuck Grassley, who sent a letter
Thursday to 136 U.S. colleges with endow-
ments of million and more.
Daniel Virkstis, an aide to Baucus, wrote
in an e-mail that the committee expects the
universities to share the information with
Congress for potential policies that might
govern future endowments.
"Endowments have received high rates
of return, and we want to make sure uni-
versities are doing what they can to keep
costs down and ensure students are able to
afford college," Virkstis wrote.


Leslie Bram, vice president of the UF
Foundation, the organization that over-
sees donations to UF, said the most recent
figures are good news, and the foundation
intends to answer the senators' inquiries in
30 days or less, as requested in the letter.
Bram said UF's endowment policy is
unique to other states' programs, because
it grows with investment earnings and
state-matching funds. Not all states match
donations to universities, she said.
"We've leap-frogged up that endow-
ment list over the last 20 years," she said.
Bram said because universities that top
the list have bigger payouts, the senators
think those universities have extra money
available for financial aid.
But that's not always the case.
UF's endowment fund is 100 percent


"None of this will free up as unre-
stricted money."
Leslie Bramin
vice president of the UF Foundation

donor-restricted, she said, meaning the
money UF receives is directed to the
scholarships, lectureships, professorships
or other UF programs the donors chose to
support.
"None of this will free up as unrestrict-
ed money," she said.
Twenty-six percent of UF's endowment
fund is designated for student financial
aid, she said. And while there will be an
increase in student aid, there will also be
an increase for everything that the endow-


ment supports.
"A scholarship 20 years ago doesn't
cost what a scholarship today costs," she
said.
Bram said affordability of college for
middle-class families in particular, which
is the basis of the senators' inquiry, is not
a huge issue at UF with the availability of
Bright Futures scholarships.
She added that UF's Florida
Opportunity Scholars program, -which
began in summer 2006, offers free tuition
to first-generation college students. There
are currently 771 Florida Opportunity
Scholars at UF, she said.
Because the study measures endow-
ment growth over one fiscal year, the find-
ings do not reflect recent downturns in the
stock market, she added.


Attendance remains steady


MEDIEVAL, from page 1

Despite economic challenges, the
Hoggetowne Medieval Faire strives '
to keep prices as low as possible, said
Linda Piper, fair coordinator.
Even so, the price of child admis-
sion rose from $5 to $6 this year, and
even though the price for adults is
the same this year, it has risen $7
since the fair began.
"[The fair] must generate enough
revenue itself, or it won't continue,"
she said.
Still, Piper said the Hoggetowne
Medieval Faire, with adult admis-
sions of $12, is cheaper than other
medieval fairs, which have an aver-
age adult admission of $24.99.
Piper explained that all the money
from admissions goes directly into a
fund for next year's fair. By doing so,
budget cuts incurred to the city do
not affect the fair as they do other
city-run events, said Piper, citing
the discontinuation of the ice skating
rink in downtown Gainesville this
winter as an example.
"We're not here to make money,"
she said. "We're here to put on a
quality event."
Despite the increase in admission
price, Piper said the economy has not
hurt attendance so far.
Saturday, the first day of the fair,
had the usual number of "lords and


ladies" in attendance, even with a
slow opening due to rain.
"The weather is appropriate for
the weather they had in the middle
ages," said Piper, as the rain soaked.
into her dark blue cape and light
blue, period-piece gown.
Patrons were able to enjoy their
usual favorites at the opening of this
year's fair, including turkey legs, face
paining, elephant rides and archery.
The theme for this year's event
is "In the Days of Robin Hood." The
Thieves Guilde, a volunteer acting
group, picks the theme every year
and incorporates it into the Living
Chess Game, a
Around show that is per-
Gainesville formed on a giant
chess board.
Even with the drizzle, crowds
filled the stands to witness the joust
-between Sir Douglas and Sir Victor
as they battled before the King and
Queen. After the joust, patrons were
encouraged to pet the horses-or the
knights, if they so fancied.
This year, eight UF interns and
more than 200 volunteers were
trained to help run the event.
"What's so special about this
event is that it's. a community event
so people are anxious to be in-
volved," Piper said.
I The 22nd Annual Hoggetowne
Medieval Faire will continue this
weekend.


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the Lincoln in the background. Scott suffered a minor concussion and was released from
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Newberry hosts rodeo

People dressed in cowboy hats and plaid shirts
lined the stands at Canterbury Equestrian Showplace
in at a rodeo in Newberry Fridaynight.
The rodeo, which was held to benefit Haven
Hospice, was the firstone of its kind in Newberry.
Amateurs and professionals competed alongside
each other in events such as bull riding, calf roping,
team roping, steer wrestling, and barrel racing.
In one event, called bull poker, a few brave cow-
boys sat at a plastic table while a bull ran free in the
ring. The last person with their hands on the table,
which was eventually broken into pieces, won a $200
prize.
In another, children filled the ring as they chased
a calf around, grasping madly at a ribbon tied to its
tail. The winner received $5 and bragging rights.
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DIRECTLY ABOVE: Children dance and cheer at the Newberry Hos-
pice Rodeo Friday night.
TOP: A rider falls off his bull before completing his eight seconds at
the Newberry Hospice Rodeo on Friday.
BELOW: A rider falls off his bull before completing his eight seconds
at the Newberry Hospice Rodeo on Friday.


ABOVE: Caleb Buchanan strug-
gles to stay on his bull during the
first round of the bull riding com-
petition at the Newberry Hospice
Rodeo Friday night.

RIGHT: A bull rider looks toward
the stands after his ride during
the first round of bull riding at
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MONDAY, JANUARY 28,2008 0 ALLIGATOR, 11


LOCAL

Ads stress drinking's indignity


By KAITLYN WELLER
Alligator Contributing Writer
New mobile advertisements
about excessive drinking are not
warning students about liver
disease.
Instead, the ads focus on social,
humiliation.
A truck with revolving, lighted
billboards featuring three ads has
been driving around downtown
Gainesville, sending a message to
students while they're out at bars
and dubs.
One ad reads, "Drinking too
much may disappoint you and
your partner ... Excessive alcohol
consumption can cause impo-
tence."
The ads are part of a campaign
produced by a UF grant team to
reduce excessive drinking in stu-
dents. The nearly $300,000 grant
was awarded in the summer of
2006 from the U.S. Department of
Education, said Tavis Glassman,
project director for the grant team


and coordinator of UF's Campus
Alcohol and Drug Resource
Center.
This is the first semester the
ads have been placed on the truck,
a vehicle provided by MiAdz, a
mobile advertising company.
"This truck can go
wherever the action is."
Tavis Glassman
coordinator, UF Campus Alcohol
and Drug Resource Center

The truck drives approximate-
ly 40 hours a week, said Jordan
Fennell, MiAdz owner and UF
student. Fennell provides the ser-
vice for free.
The ads were designed by
students, for students, Glassman
said. The grant team did a year
of research and found students
were more motivated by the social
ramifications of excess drinking
than the physical ones. As a result,
the ads focus on embarrassing so-


cial situations many students are
familiar with, Glassman said.
One ad says, "Don't be that
girl! Consuming fewer drinks
may reduce your risk of embar-
rassment." It features a picture
of a woman seemingly sick from
excessive drinking.
Sarah Hauser, a UF health sci-
ence student, said the ad caught
her attention.
"I laughed and thought of how
many girls I would see in the bar
bathroom that night," Hauser
said. "They need to see the ad."
Glassman said alcohol-educa-
tion ads can be difficult to market
because of resistance and resent-
ment from students.
"The ads don't say 'Don't
drink.' They say if you drink too
much, this is what's going to hap-
pen to you," he said.
Glassman hopes the truck will
allow the anti-risk drinking mes-
sages to reach students when they
need it most this semester.
"This truck can go wherever
the action is," he said.


Gala to focus on


global community


A UF organization dedi-
cated to raising awareness about
global development will hold a
gala at 7 p.m. tonight in the Reitz
Union Grand Ballroom.
Nikita Bhakta, president of
Recurso, the UF group hosting
the gala, said she expects more
than 150 people to attend the
event, which will highlight the
importance of international com-
munity service.
Allene Zanger, director of
the Inter-American and Pacific
Region of the Peace Corps,
will give the opening remarks.
Zanger will also give a speech
about the Peace Corps at 5:30
p.m. in Turlington L007.
Edward W. Scott Jr., co-
founder of the Center for Global
Development, will speak about


HIV and his work in Nicaragua.
Doors to the event open at
6:30 p.m. and admission is free.
Amy Panikowski, a UF Peace
Corps recruiter who helped
organize the event, said UF is
ranked first in Florida and 17th
in the nation
Multicultural for Peace
Affairs Corps vol-
unteers. Still,
Panikowski said there's room
for students to gain more global
awareness.
"It really is important to get
out of Gainesville, get out of
Florida and see the world," she
said. "Fostering relationships
with people very different from
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Leading presidential candidates: Where they stand


Mike Huckabee
IRAQ: Supports troop in-
crease; opposes any with-
drawal
HEALTH CARE: Opposes uni-
versal insurance; insurance
costs tax-deductible; tax
credits for low-income people
ABORTION: Supports overturning Roe v.
Wade*
TAXES: Plans to adopt a 23 percent national
sales tax on everything except education;
wants to eliminate income and payroll taxes
SAME-SEX MARRIAGE: Opposes same-sex
marriage; supports constitutional ban
EDUCATION: Supports home-schooling;
supports an increase in charter
schools


Hillary Clinton
IRAQ: Supports withdrawal of
most troops by end of 2013;
small force remains
HEALTH CARE: Supports provid-:
ing universal insurance; plans
to subsidize low-income people;
wants big business, government
to contribute
ABORTION: Supports Roe v. Wade*; opposes
Supreme Court ban on partial-birth abortions
TAXES: Supports repealing cuts for household
incomes more than $250,000; wants to offer cuts
for health care, child care, college
SAME-SEX MARRIAGE: Opposes same-sex mar-
riage and constitutional ban; supports civil unions;
believes states should decide policy
EDUCATION: Supports a $3,500 higher-
& education tax credit; supports spend-
ing federal money to establish pre-kin-
dergarten schools for all 4-year-olds

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John McCain
IRAQ: Supports !
troop increase and
permanent U.S.
military presence
HEALTH CARE: Opposes
universal insurance; compen-
sate providers on work qual-
ity; supports tax credits for everyone
ABORTION: Once supported Roe v. Wade*; -
now supports overturning it
TAXES: Plans to require Congress to pass tax
increases by a three-fifths margin
SAME-SEX MARRIAGE: Opposes same-sex
marriage and constitutional ban; believes
states should decide policy
EDUCATION: Supports vouchers; says public
schools need competition to improve; sup-
ports teacher bonuses for good scores




John Edwards
Sm IRAQ: Supports im-


Mitt Romney
IRAQ: Supports troop in-
crease; opposes permanent
U.S. military presence'
HEALTH CARE: Opposes uni-
versal insurance; insurance
costs tax-deductible; states
can create programs
ABORTION: Once said abortion should be
"safe and legal;" now supports overturning
Roe v. Wade*
TAXES: Plans to lower business taxes; limit
increases in nonmilitary spending
SAME-SEX MARRIAGE: Opposes same-sex
marriage; opposes civil unions
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marriage and constitutional ban ..
EDUCATION: Supports federal money to es-
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IRAQ: Supports withdrawal of
most troops within 16 months;
small force remains
HEALTH CARE: Supports provid-
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to subsidize low-income people;
wants big business, government to
contribute
ON: Supports Roe v. Wade*; opposes Su-
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Supports repealing cuts for household
more than $250,000; wants to eliminate in-
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MONDAY, JANUARY 28, 2008 U ALLIGATOR, 13


Students taking on more loans, accruing more debt


By BRETT DALY
Alligator Contributing Writer
During her study abroad pro-
gram last summer, Anne Lesser
trekked through Europe, studied
at the University of Cambridge in
England and landed in debt.
Lesser -is one of many students
who take out loans and accumulate
debt to cover the costs of college
life.
Lesser, a 22-year-old who gradu-
ated from UF in December, opened
a second credit card and took out
an $8,000 loan to pay for her experi-
ences in Europe.
"I wasn't in any debt before I
studied abroad," Lesser said. "The
airline ticket, the traveling, the
tuition and the eating out were


expensive."
She said the weaker value of the
dollar in Europe didn't help her
finances either.
Almost 43,000 UF students re-
ceived some sort of aid, whether
from loans or scholarships, during
the 2005-2006 academic year, ac-
cording to UF's Student Financial
Affairs Fact Book.
UF Associate Director of
Financial Aid Advising Rick Wilder
said 17,520 UF students received
student loans during the 2005-2006
academic year.
Subsidized student loans are
need-based loans, where the fed-
eral government pays the interest
until six months after graduation,
Wilder said. Unsubsidized student
loans are non-need-based loans,


Mikala Kuchera / Alligator Staff


and interest accrues while in
school, he said.
"All recipients must receive
counseling to explain all the rights
and responsibilities of taking out
loans," Wilder explained.
The average loan indebtedness
for a UF undergraduate student
who graduated in the 2005-2006.
school year was $15,045; Wilder
said.
Lesser took out a private, 20-year
loan with an 11 percent interest rate
through her bank. She said taking
out the loan was an easy process.
Private student loans totaled
$17.3 billion and accounted for 20
percent of all education borrowing
from 2005 through 2006, accord-
ing to a 2006 study by the College
Board.
The study said private loans car-
ry higher interest rates than federal
loans, especially for students with
poor credit ratings.
Sallie Mae, the largest student
loan provider in the U.S., for exam-
ple, is under investigation for mis-
leading sales tactics. Scarce federal
funds and economic instability may
cause the company to lose govern-
ment subsidies.
Lesser said she would like to
pay off her loan within five years
but is not sure it will happen.
"I'm planning on going to law
school," Lesser said. "I imagine I
will have to take out more loans,
but it all depends on where I go to
school."
Her loan payments will be-


gin six months after graduation.
However, she said her interest is
still accumulating.
Her decision to open a second
credit card led to some credit card
debt.
"I was always on a budget so
I knew what I was getting myself
into," Lesser said.
Lesser now works two-jobs-to-
stay afloat. During the day, she
works as a substitute teacher, and
at night, she works in
St ent ^her father's office.
Wen Her paychecks go
-- toward paying off her
Visa and American
Express, and in June, she will begin
payments on her student loan.
For T. Craig Tapley, a senior
lecturer of finance at UF, students
getting credit cards is a personal
pet peeve.
"My problem is not that stu-
dents have credit cards," Tapley
said. "My problem is that they
don't understand the ramifications
of a credit card."
He quoted a 2004 study con-
ducted by Nellie Mae.
The study said only 21 percent
of students with credit cards pay
off their balance each month, and
11 percent don't even make the
minimum payments.
"Not making your payments
can affect your credit score," Tapley
said. "Your credit score is important
because a lot of people look at it."
He said when renting an apart-
ment and applying for a cell phone


or car insurance, these companies
will look at your credit score.
"If your credit score is bad,
you're going to pay more ioney,"
Tapley said.
The Nellie Mae study reported
56 percent of-incoming college stu-
dents had credit cards by age 18. By
graduation, 56 percent had at least
four credit cards, and their average
balance was $2,864.
However, Lesser does nqi regret
taking out loans to finance her
study abroad trip because she said
it was worth the price.
"Even though I owe money, I
wouldn't take back anythingI did,"
she said.
Nestor Ramos, a recent UF aero-
space engineering graduate, owes
$25,000 in UF student loans. To
avoid asking his family for money,
Ramos took out loans to pay for
undergraduate school.
He will make his first payment
of $160 in a few weeks to begin pay-
ing off his loans.
"I am adamant about getting it
paid off," Ramos said. He plans to
make small payments at first until
he piles up extra income from his
new job in Orlando as an engineer
with Lockheed Martin.
Ramos plans to keep up with his
loan and credit card payments.
"I wanted to make sure I only
have one credit card so that I have
a good credit rate," he said.
By the time he pays off his loans,
Ramos regrettably said, he will
have paid just as much in interest.


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4-23-08-72-2

Available Now & Fall
Visions South Apts.
Walk to UF. new complex 1BR $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
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Your new home is here & waiting for youl
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
pinetreegardens.com
4-23-72-2


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


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


Mill Run 2 BR/1.5 BA, Tile, new carpet &
paint, master balcony. DW/WD hkup. Pets
OK. Avail Now. $715 mo + $715 sec.
(352) 871-7460. 1-29-08-11-2


**-CAMPUS EDGE 2BR/2BA**
W/D in unit. Walk to class/gym. Penthouse
unit. Ample parking. Reasonable rate.
Available fall. 239-992-2449, 239-250-6149.
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 inci $949
5BR/2BA Near UF $1295
3BR/2BA House $1300
Ask about Move-In Specials!


30 + Properties Available!
www.BosshardtPM.com
352-371-2118


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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 1BR 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


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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

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 1/1 s
From as low as $629/person!
Open late and weekends
371-7777 collegeparkuf.com
4-23-08-69-2

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 NW9thAve. Call
Chad 407-230-2423 1-28-08-10-2

*SUN ISLAND APT*
**Walk or Bike to Campus**
1-1 from $560/mo**2-1 from $660/mo
www.sunisland.info*@0376-6720
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

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

Looking Glass Apartments
2/1 Luxury Apartment
immediate occupancy
115 steps from campus
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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 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. 2-1-08-10-2

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

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

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

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

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

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

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




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

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

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

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
1 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.c
om 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


Apt in Historic Duckpond
Large 2BR/1.5BA 2 blocks from downtown.
Amazing location. W/D. Quiet. Avail now.
508 NE 4th Ave. $750/mo. 379-4952 2-7-
08-10-2

CASABLANCA WEST! 3BR 2.5BATH,
Porch, w/d hookups, pool, $895/rent
2735 SW 35,h Place #201
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
www.TurlingtonRealEstate.com 2-1-08-
5-2

CONVENIENT TO SHANDSIUFI Quiet
2BR 1 BATH, wood laminate flooring, newer
carpet, washer/dryer, $825/rent,
4536 SW 44th Ln
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
www.TurlingtonRealEstate.com 2-1-08-
5-2

BIKE TO CLASSIC 3BR 3BA, ceramic tile,
Fenced yard, washer/dryer, carport, lawn svc
Included, pets considered, $1100/rent,
217 NW 35th St.
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
www.TurlingtonRealEstate.com 2-1-08-
5-2

2/1 Completely upgraded throughout All new
kitchen stainless appliances All new bath
Cable/high speed internet avail Separate
laundry room 1 mile from UF, Shands,
shopping $765/mo. Sorry, no pets e-mail
jlglackin@yahoo.com or 727-423-9463.
Bckgrd/credit check required. 2-1-08-5-2

Walk to UF. May: 3bd 2bth house$1300.
2bd 2.5 bth twn house $1000. 2bd lbth
$700. 1bd lbth $550: Studio $400.00 Aug:
2bd 2.5 bth twn house $1000. 2 bd 1 bth
$700. 1bd lbth $550. 1 yr, SD, NS, No pets.
gvll32601@gmail.com or 352-870-7256. 3-
28-08-40-2

Huge bedroom suite with separate sitting/
study area, private home on 20 acres, pri-
vate entrance. All utilities, cable, internet.
$595/mo 1602 SW Williston Rd 3!2-1429
Kathy 2-29-08-25-2


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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 NOWI Kerri 561-306-6871
2-1-08-19-3

1BR in 2BR/1BA sublease avail. Walk to
SW Rec Center. $400/mo inci 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/3BF" 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 lbth College Manor Sublet
32601 on 2ndAve till Aug08. 1st floor, right
near the front door, brand new flooring,
across st. from Univ. No security dep.
spy_squirrel87@yahoo.com 352-281-7559
1-30-10-3

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

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 freely! 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 & intemet 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 ,pver lease thru Aug08. $575/mo,
water/uti 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

College Manor Studio
for sublease through Aug 7, 2008. Rent $430
(original fee $534) i'll make up $104 per
mo w/rent includes utilities. Call 352-328-
1075 (arfter 8pm) email imsuelee@ufl.edu
2-7-10-3
Need someone to sublease my lex. crossing
apartment ASAP! only $509/mo and it is all-
inclusive, part of a 4/4 with lbed/lbath up
for rent. for more info, please call Doran @
(954)661-3615 1-31-08-5-3

1/1 At Sun Bay Apartments. Feb rent free.
_Walk to UF. On Santa Fe Bus route 43. 560 a
month plus utilities. Lease runs through 7/31/
08. Live alone today. No security deposit. Call
Frantz at 678-697-1318. 1-31-08-4-3


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/BA in 2 BR/BA. BRAND NEW. Jackson
Square. 30 second walk to campus. 10
ft. ceilings, prvt balcony. Cable, Internet,
Utilities Incl. $850/month. Call 561-912-0190
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
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 mom Ig yard fenced pets ok trees, wood-
deck, hottub, pond, 15 min drive to UF, close
to bus, lakeview estates 352-682-6297 Ken
2-4-20-4
Attractive 1 BR/1 BA in 3BR/3BA in Rockwood
Villas. Walking distance to pool. Easy access
to bus rts to SFCC & UF. $475/mo + utils. A
great place to live. Call 352-339-6176 1-28-
08-14-4

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 intemet 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

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.
0 ALSO 5BR house, bike to UF. $1000. 352-
371-9409 2-14-08-20-4

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

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

Avail Immediately. Perfect for Grad/Medl
Intl students. Large room w/pvt bath in
larg, quiet home 5 min to UF. $5501mo +
utils. W/D, CHIAC. Newly decorated. Call
352-284-0979 Short term available. 2-19-
08-20-4

$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/unfurn. 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!!!
one 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 place!! Please call
Kristy 3522752654 1-31-08-6-4
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
3Bd/2 Bath in MADISON POINTE
Master Bedroom w/ private bathroom.
Looking for responsible student to share
with 2 students and a beagle. Room
Available starting May 2008.
$400 for rent incl.'Utilities. 386-212-9042
1-31 -5-4
Great Deal, Poolside Condo, 1 Female
student needed to share 4BR/4BA- Condo.
W/D, Cable/l-net,close to UF/SFCC. Bus
rte 35&9. $435/mo Fum, $410 w/o. Util
w/cap. Jan-July, 386-676-9703 or email
nukkenl@aol.com. 1-31-08-5-4


AVAIL NOW. 1 BR/BA in 2 BR/BA quiet large
condo, nicely furnished, except BR, w/female
UF grad student, bus route, pool. $420 + 1/2
util. 207-338-1808 sandytalbot@msn.com
2-8-10-4


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3 BIks to UF. For Info on ALL 1, 2, 3, 4
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Campus Realty at 352-219-2879. 4-23-72-5



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I BUY PROPERTY
Divorce, Bankruptcy, Foreclosure
Anytime, anywhere. Quick closing.
Let me buy your problem. 352-278-9347
www.bogartproperties.com/referals 1-31-
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 THISAD AND SAVE!!! 1-31-21-5


New 2, 3, & 4BR Upscale Condos
with unique Architectural detailing. Starting at
$215,000 Opening August 2008. 352-873-
7959 www.cottagegroveatgainesville.com
4-23-08-72-5

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

Surprisingly Simple
****FREE ONLINE CATALOG****
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






Walk to UF and Stadium from Luxurious
Jackson Square Condominiums
Built to last a lifetime. Prices starting at
$220s. Call 352-870-9453
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* 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

2/1 condo, walking/biking distance to UF, VA,
Vet School, Summit House on SW 16th Ave.
$135,999. Call 352-843-0862 See photos
and description at forsalebyowner.com, list-
ing #20885030 3-5-30-5

1963 solid brick home with 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 CONDOI!
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




CR ANTWOOD CONDOMINIUM

80% SOLD OUT!
BRAND NEW CONSTRUCTION
CLOSE TO UF AND SHANDS
Starting in the mid $170's
2BR/2.5BA Townhomes
Gated Community on Bus Route
2508 SW 35th Place
OPEN HOUSE Th & F 2-5, Sat 12-5
Contact Birdie Murnane, Venture Realty
of North Florida at 352-222-8888 or visit
WWW.ALEXANDRACONDOS.COM
2-29-26-5

HOUSE FOR SALE 226 NW 19th Ave 2Br
1ba remodled with New appaliances includ-
ing dishwasher. New central heat & a/c,
nice fenced yard. Must See! REDUCED at
$79,500.00 CALL Dana 352-281-5482 2-
1-08-5-5


Furnishings


.BED QUEEN $110 ORTHOPEDIC
Extra thick, pillow-top, mattress & box. Name
brand, new, still in plastic. Call 352-372-7490
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BED FULL SIZE $85 ORTHOPEDIC
Pillow-top mattress & box. New, unused, still
in plastic w/warranty. Can deliver. Call 352-
377-9846 4-23-08-72-6

MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT $375
Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must
sell. Can deliver. Retail $1600. 352-372-7490
4-23-08-72-6

BED KING $170 PILLOWTOP
mattress & box springs. Orthopedic rated.
Name brand, new, never been used, in
plastic with warranty. Call 352-372-8588 Can
deliver. 4-23-08-72-6

CHERRY SLEIGH BED solid with Pillowtop
Mattress & Box. All new still boxed. Cost
$1500, sacrifice $450 352-333-7516,

Sofa $175 Brand new in pkg 333-7516
4-23-72-6

BEDROOM SET. 7pc Cherry, Queen/ king
bed, dresser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, chests
avail. Dovetail const. New, in boxes. Can de-
liver. Retail $6500, must sell, sacrifice $1100
(352) 372-7490 4-23-08-71-6

SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather.
Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail
$2650. Sacrifice $750. Call 352-377-9846
4-23-08-72-6

DINING ROOM Beautiful cherry set w/table,
6 Chippendale chairs, hutch & buffet. New,
still in boxes. Retail $5200, sacrifice $1100.
Must sell. Can deliver. 352-372-8588 4-23-
72-6

FUTON Solid oak mission-style frame w/
mattress. New, in box. $140 332-9899

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

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

BED- QUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mat-
tress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand
new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver.
$120 352-377-9846. 4-23-72-6

Bed-All New King! 3pc Orthopedic pillowtop
mattress set. Brand NEW, still in plastic with
warranty. Can deliver. $200 352-333-7516.
4-23-72-6

BEDROOM SET- $300 BRAND NEW
Still in boxes! 6 pieces include: Headboard,
2 Nightstands, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must
sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 4-23-08-
72-6

FUTON $60 Solid Oak Mission Style. With
plush mattress $140. All brand NEW still in
box. Can deliver. 352-333-7516 4-23-72-6

Pool Table Gorgeous 8" All wood table.
Leather pockets, Italian 1" slate, carved legs.
Brand new still in crate. MUST SELL Retail
$5500. Sell $950. Can deliver 352-377-9846
4-23-72-6

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

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


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


Computers


CASH PAID FOR LAPTOPS
Working or not, Joel
www.pcrecycle.biz 336-0075 4-23-72-7


4-23-59-7


Computer Help Fast Gatorland Computers
House/Dorm Fast response. No waiting/
unplugging/hassels. $30 Gator discount
w/iD. Certified MCSE Technicians. 338-8041.
www.GatorlandComputers.com 4-23-59-7


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

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


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

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

GATOR FANS
$20 TO PARK FOR GATOR GAMES. Very
Close to college. Bike or Walk. 352-584-6357
or 352-596-5175. Fenced in parking area.
Reserve for the whole season or by game.
1-28-08-5-10

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

ALLGATORSHOP.COM
Save on 1000's of items. Shop at one
of the world's largest online stores:
www.allgatorshop.com 1-29-08-3-10

014K WHITE GOLD DIAMOND EARRINGS
This would make the perfect gift for that spe-
cial someone in your life.
14K 0.45 cttw asking $350. 352-281-2699
SERIOUS INQUIRES ONLY, LOCALS ONLY
2-1-5-10


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

***GatorMoto*** Our new state of
the art facility will be completed this Spring!
We have new scooters starting at $999. 1yr
Warranties. We also service ALL brands of
scooters. Pickup Available. Low Labor Rates.
Free estimates. 376-6275 GatorMoto.com
4-23-08-72-11


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SCOOTER SERVICE
New Scooters 4 Less has LOW service rates!
Will service any rnake/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


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

CARS -CARS Buy*SellTrade
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!
*** FREE FREE FREE* FREEO*
MUST HAVE TITLE! METRO GNV ONLY!
CALL DON 215-7987 4-23-72-12

CARS FROM $29/MO!
Hondas Chevys 0 Jeeps and morel
$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 ags
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 "O" down
* 352-338-1999 4-23-08-58-12


GATORMOTO is Gainesville's number 1
.service facility. We repair ALL brands of
scooters. Pickups available. Lowest labor
rates around. Quickest turnaround time. Run
by Gator Grads so we know how to treat our
customers! 376-6275 4-23-08-72-11

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

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

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

2005 Suzuki GS 500F Sport Bike
Adult ridden. 55 mpg. Great student bike.
2500 miles. Like new. Never raced. Garage
kept.- Asking $3900. Call 352-335-7223
(daytimne) 352-278-3136 (evening) 2-4-
08-10-11


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* Sun City Auto Sales
* Buy Here/Pay Here
* More than 300 vehicles in stock
S30 da.py 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
0 352-338-1999 4-23-08-58-12

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

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


THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY
NEEDS VOLUNTEER DRIVERS
Transport patients to/from treatments
Must have valid driver's license,
safe driving record & attend training session.
Call 352-376-6866 ext 114 for more info.

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

BE AN INSPIRATION!
Take a blind lady to Mass on Sundays and for
walks, and shopping as needed. We'll have
lots of 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


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

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possibly leading to a paid sales position)
If you are a UF or
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stop by the Alligator. 1105 W. University
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Bright? Enthusiastic? Like people? Must be
over 22, stable work history, clean driving
record, drug-free, personal references.
www.ca-rsmith.com for details. 4-23-72-14

CNA CLASS: $250! learn @ your own
time & pace. All you need to be a CNA
& pass the state exam is on VCR tape.
I have a 95% PASS RATE! check it out:
www.lapcnatraining.com or 800-566-4913
4-23-72-14

Students in Accounting, Aviation, Business/
Sales and computer science needed for vari-
ous positions. Flexible schedules and com-
petitive pay. Join our team! Learn more at
www.gleim.com/employment 4-23-08-72-14


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 majortelecom 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 NW6th 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 50lbs. Pinch A Penny 7100 W University
Ave. Apply in person 1-28-08-14-14

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

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


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

Live-in House Cleaning Job
All around Cleaning & Laundry
FT Good pay plus, room and board
Call 256-3323 for more info and interview.
2-1-08-16-14

HOUSE CLEANING JOB
All around Cleaning & Laundry
FT- M-F 10am-5pm, $6.75hr
Call 256-3323 for more info and interview.
2-1-08-16-14

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

ASSISTANT NEEDED
Eyeglass Express seeks PT doctor's assis-
tant/ receptionist. Duties include filing, bill-
ing, scheduling & light optical tasks. $10/hr.
Apply 9-5, Mon-Fri, Butler Plaza location.
1-28-10-14

FT & PT Teachers needed at play-based
child care center for children ages 6wks to
5yrs. Must love children! Great work envi-
ronment. Health Insurance paid for full time
employees. Call 377-2290 or 373-1481 2-
11-08-15-14

Bonuses, Benefits & Upward Mobility:
FT & PT openings for outgoing,
customer friendly sales/leasing agents
w/ strong sales/closing skills. Fax/email
resume, cover letter & avail achedule
352-376-6269 hr@trimarkproperties.com
4-23-59-14

P/T, Entry level Web Programmer
Needed for small web company in
Gainesville. Strong computer skills and
proficiency in hand-coded HTML (no gen-
erators). Graphics experience is a plus. See
www.medianerds.com 1-29-08-10-14

Tutors needed 1-on-1 tutoring at risk elem
school students. 1-4 afternoons/wk $9.50/hr
15-20 min S of UF. Fed work study req. for
employment. Volunteers welcome. For info
contact Sally 352-384-1155; st23@cox.net
2-5-08-15-14

LEASING AGENT, PT
Friendly, energetic person. Experience
preferred. 20 hrs/wk. Hourly & bonus.Great
benefits. Must be avail. weekends.Apply in
person 13400 Progress Blvd. Alachua or
Hunters Crossing Apts. DFWP 4-23-08-
65-14


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

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

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

Opus Cafe Coffee Bar
Looking for fun and active students to work
between 12 to 30 hours per week at fast
paced coffee bar near campus. Starting pay
is $7.25/hour + tips. Call Tim for employment
information at 352.262.0822.
An application may also be downloaded on-
line at www.opus-cafe.com and submitted in
person. 1-28-08-5-14

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

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.
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MONDAY, JANUARY 28, 2008


Gators overwhelm No. 14 Vandy


* UF IS SECOND IN THE SEC
STANDINGS.

By DANNY KLEIN
Alligator Staff Writer
dklein@alligator.org

The days of flying under the ra-
dar are over.
For a team that many experts
believe doesn't belong in the polls,
the Gators made the nation's No. 14
squad look like it didn't belong on
the same court.
With fans dangling their keys
and chanting "overrated," the
Gators (18-3, 5-1 Southeastern
Conference) dominated-Vanderbilt
(17-3,2-3 SEC) 86-64.
"We just want respect," center
Marreese Speights said. "We don't
care about rankings."
The Commodores, considered
among the country's best, looked
overwhelmed and intimidated-by a
young Gators squad that came out
of the gate firing.
Leading 17-6 early on, the Gators
poured on 17 unanswered points
to take a 34-6 advantage that left
Vanderbilt reeling.
"We kept it up in those first
10 minutes," forward Chandler
Parsons said. "If we would have
kept it up the whole game, we
would have blown them out even
more.",
"A-Airst you're like, 'Man I want
to get in the game,' but we just kept
exploding on them. That's the way
Gator ball should be."
The Commodores were able to
stage a 22-10 run to dose the half
and headed into intermission trail-
ing 46-31, lucky to be in a game
where they failed to break double
digits for nearly the first 13 1/2
minutes.
But the Gators, fueled by de-


Casey Brooke Lawson / Alligator Staff
UF forwards Chandler Parsons (right) and Dan Werner (left) were
part of a 34-6 Gators run in the win against No. 14 Vanderbilt.


fensive pressure and Vanderbilt
miscues, used the early moments of
the second half to widen their lead
and end any chance of a comeback
on Sunday afternoon.
UF shot a mediocre 48.3 per-


cent from the field but held the
Commodores to just 30 percent from
beyond the arc, including just 2 of 11
in the second half.
The Gators garnered 26 assists on
SEE HOOPS, PAGE 21


UF MEN'S BASKETBALL

High-scoring Ogilvy, Foster fail to contribute in blowout loss


By BRIAN STEELE
Alligator Staff Writer
bsteele@alligator.org

A.J. Ogilvy walked over to the bench,
shook his head and buried his face in his
towel.
Two minutes and 22 seconds later, Shan
Foster joined him, leaned back and threw his
towel on his head.
They weren't doing much better on the


court, either. Vanderbilt's two leading scor-
ers, who account for more than 45 percent
of the team's offense, were made into pedes-
trian role players in Sunday's 86-64 embar-
rassment against UF.
The Commodores' dynamic duo finished
with just 16 points on 5-of-17 shooting. They
average more than 38 per game and both
shoot better than 50 percent.
When the Gators' players talked about
playing better defense recently, they meant


"I was really embarrassed."
A.J. Ogilvy
Vanderbilt freshman center

it.
Foster said it was "probably sometime
last season" that he last played this poorly.
"I was really embarrassed," said Ogilvy,
who said he has been suffering from flu-like
symptoms. "Embarrassed for our team; for


our program and our school by the way
we played. It just doesn't reflect what we
represent."
At one point, Vanderbilt had almost as
many fouls (five) as it had points (6) as the
'Dores trailed 34-6. Vanderbilt (17-3, 2-3
Southeastern Conference) certainly .didn't
play to the level indicated by its No. 14
ranking.
SEE VANDY, PAGE 21


1. Mississippi St. 5-0
2. UF 5-1
3. Tennessee 4-1
4. Arkansas 3-2
5. Kentucky 3-2
6. Geoirgia 2-2


RThe Santa Fe baseball and basket-
ball squads, as well as the UF track
and field team, were in action this
weekend. Also, the All American Foot-
ball League held its draft Saturday.
Check the Web site for coverage.


Today's question: Who was the UF men's basketball team's most outstanding player in
this week's wins? (Nick Calathes, Marreese Speights or Dan Werner)


Friday's question: Do you think UF football coach Urban Meyer
committed any violations while recruiting wide receiver Carl
Moore?


Percent (Votes)
66% (90)
34% (47)
137 TOTAL VOTES


ALLIGATOR
www.alligatorSports.org


UF scrapes by USC

By PHIL KEGLER
Alligator Staff Writer
pkegler@alligatpr.org

COLUMBIA, S.C. Take nothing for granted in
Southeastern Conference play.
Despite leading by as many as 17 in the second half, UF (14-
6, 3-2 SEC) found itself clawing and scrapping until the final
buzzer in its 70-67 victory at South Carolina (11-9, 0-5 SEC) on
Sunday.
In fact, the Gators were saved by the horn.
Gamecocks guard Jordan Jones connected on a potential
game-tying 3-pointer from several feet behind the arc, but she
didn't get it off before the dock hit zero.
Jones' shot would have forced overtime.
"I thought it counted," said UF guard Depree Bowden, who
had 11 points on 5-of-16 shooting. "I didn't know (that it was
late)."
South Carolina coach Susan Walvius
added: "We got the shot we wanted a frac-
tion of a second too late."
That final possession wasn't even the
Gamecocks' best chance to win the game.
With 24 seconds remaining, they in-
bounded the ball on their offensive end of
the floor and managed to get a wide-open
Bowden 3-point look for guard Ebony Jones.
Her shot would've given the Gamecocks
the lead, but it rimmed out.
The senior got her own offensive rebound and missed
another short jumper, which was rebounded by UF forward
Marshae Dotson.
"Althoughit did not appear as such, we were trying to keep
them pushed out from the basket as much as we could and
be there when they caught the ball," UF coach Amanda Butler
said. "[Their shooters] were very impressive down the stretch
- the way those kids not only stepped up but stepped up and
hit in the most intense of moments."
Dotson (16 points, seven rebounds) came up big in the sec-
ond half for the Gators, scoring all 9 of the team's points in a
key seven-minute stretch. The junior had just 4 in the first half.
"That consistency and having that go-to person is just
something you can just never underestimate from a coaching
standpoint," Butler said. "She only got two shots in the first
SEE WHOOPS, PAGE 21











Assists key to productivity


HOOPS, from page 20

29 field goals, something UF coach
Billy Donovan noted as key to the
game.
"They moved and passed the
basketball, which is good to see,"
Donovan said. "I think they did a
great job of getting each other in-
volved and making plays."
Walter Hodge tallied a career-
high 19 points on a night when all
five of the Gators
starters scored in
double figures.
Forward Dan
Men's Werner filled the
Basketball stat sheet, pour-
ing in 14 points,
grabbing nine
rebounds and dishing out six as-
sists, four of which were to Hodge
on backdoor cuts.
Werner said after the game he
expects Hodge to return the favor.
"He's taking me out to dinner,"
Werner said. "Stonewood."
Nick Calathes flirted with a
triple-double, racking up 15 points
to go along with 10 assists and
seven rebounds.
The closest Vanderbilt came in
the second half was 15 points, as


they failed to mount any consis-
tent attack. Leading scorers AJ.
Ogilvy and Shan Foster didn't
show up in the contest, scoring
just 16 points, well short of the 38.6
they contribute regularly Ogilvy,
one of the nation's top freshmen,
was outworked by Speights, who
continued his strong play.
"It was great to see him on the
sideline tired," said Speights, who
scored 12 points and grabbed eight
rebounds. "That's when you know
you've done a good job, when their
guy can't get off the bench."
When asked if the Gators
should crack the polls, Donovan
just shrugged and downplayed
the idea.
Donovan said he was worried
his team could get cocky some-
thing he fears could happen if UF
enters the top 25.
"It's like poison," he said. "If
they want to drink the poison,
they'll start to feel good about
themselves and think they're a lot
better than they are. They'll stop
working, get complacent and you
know what, they'll get humbled.
"Like I've said before, you can
either humble yourself or life will
humble you."


MONDAY, JANUARY 28, 2008 0 ALLIGATOR, 21

I Gators survive back-and-forth second half


WHOOPS, from page 20

half ... We're sitting there looking at the stat sheet
at halftime going, 'We've got to get the ball in her
hands more.'"
Sharielle Smith's career day was almost over-
shadowed by the exciting finish. The sophomore
forward had a personal-best 18 points 17 of
which came in the first half. That kept UF afloat as
the rest of her team shot just 7 of 19 from the floor.
"We had a talk before we left Gainesville, and
we were just talking about how good of a win this
would be if we brought it home," Smith said. "I
guess I had that in my mind, but I didn't really feel
anything different than usual."
Her 6-of-7 shooting in the first half, including
3-for-3 from behind the arc, helped build a 33-20
halftime lead for the Gators.
South Carolina had problems getting into an
offensive rhythm in the first half, shooting just 21.9


percent from the field and connecting on only one
of its 10 shots from behind the 3-point line.
UF scored the first 4 points after halftime, and
the tide began to change. The Gamecocks scored 13
unanswered to dose the gap to 37-33. -'
From that point on, the margin would never be
more than 9 points. South Carolina trimmed the
lead to as little as 1, but was never able to take the
lead after the 17:12 mark of the first half.
For the Gators, a loss in Columbia could've been
disastrous coming on the heels of Thursday's 82-
55 home blowout at the hands of Georgia. Instead
Butler saw the team take a step forward.
"It would've been very easy for us to still be
pouting from the whipping we took Thursday,"
she said. "Or sit here and go 'Oh gosh, we had a
13-point lead' and start panicking or 'What hap-
pened?' We maintained composure and played
smart. ... Whenever you can get a road win then
you've got to high five and go to the house and be
happy with it."


VU unable to maintain season's hot start


VANDY, from page 20

"They made it difficult to
make shots," said Foster, who
came in tied for first in scoring
in the SEC. "I couldn't believe
it. I really couldn't believe it.
They're a good team, but still,
36-9?"
The bottom line is the
Commodores are 1-3 in their


last four
games after
starting out
16-0.

many scouts:

Ogilvy teams present
-presumably
to watch Ogilvy, Foster and UF
center Marreese Speights they
probably left disappointed.
"[UF] really got to him and


defended him well," Vanderbilt
coach Kevin Stallings said of
Foster's play. "We didn't do a
good job of finding him. It was
a combination of those two
things."
Foster and Ogilvy weren't
the only problems for the
Commodores.
So far, Vandy is 13-0 at home
and 0-3 on the road in the SEC,
having recently suffered a hu-
miliating 80-60 loss at Tennessee.


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Men, women split meet against powerhouse Tigers


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By EUGENIO TORRENS
Alligator Writer
Heading into the Auburn meet,
the UF men's and women's swim-
ming and diving teams were polar
opposites.
That sentiment held true
Saturday, as the No. 7 women's team
beat No. 2 Auburn 165-135 and the
No. 5 men's team lost by the exact
same score to the No. 8 Tigers.
The women's win was their first
against the Auburn women since
the 1993-94 season.
The women took an early lead
thanks to a strong diving perfor-
mance in the one-meter diving
event. Jeanna Bartell, Monica
Dodson and Jennifer Funch took
first through third place, respec-
tively, to start the swimming events
with a 16-3 lead.
It was a lead that the women
held on to, placing first in the three


of the next four events. Laurabeth
Guenthner won the 1,500-meter
freestyle and had personal bests in
both the 1,500 free and the 400 free.
She contributed 18 points to the
team's win.
"I wasn't expecting that, but it
was great to do that," Guenthner
said. "I was really nervous before
my 1,500, but I just put everything I
had into it trying to win."
Another 16-3 diving perfor-
mance in the three-meter event kept
the women's lead safe. UF diving
coach Donnie Craine called the 32-6
output a "huge advantage."
"When you see that the swim
team's ahead, then it also helps you
relax a little bit because there's not
quite as much pressure," Craine
said.
With the Auburn women dosing
in on tying the score, the UF women
came through in the dutch, winning
the last two events. Leah Retrum
placed first in the 200 individual
medley by seventeen-hundredths
of a second, and the women placed
first in the 200 free relay.
The men didn't have as heroic


an ending. They found themselves
down early thanks to the one-meter
diving event, where Auburn took
the same 16-3 lead that the UF wom-
en had mounted one event earlier.
UF's men's team managed to
notch its first win in the 1,500 free.
Logan Storie touched the wall with
a time of 15:41.70, and Shaune Fraser
came in second in the 200 free with a
mark of 1:52.77.
"When you see that the
swim team's ahead, then it
also helps you relax a little
bit because there's not
quite as much pressure."
Donnie Craine
UF diving coach

"I've been training really good
freestyle this season," Fraser said.
"I can see it paying off so far. I was
pretty happy with that."
The UF men were held off by the
three-meter diving event but threat-
ened by taking the top three spots in
the 200 individual medley.


MEN'S TENNIS CRUISES AGAINST
FURMAN: The UF men's tennis team
showcased five new faces in its sea-
son-opening shutout of Furman on
Sunday.
The No. 14 Gators cruised
through the singles courts unblem-
ished and dropped just one match
on the doubles court to win a 7-0
decision against the nation's No.
64 team. UF coach Andy Jackson
was pleased with his young team's
first dual-match performance of the
season.
"I like that we had five freshmen
- never played in a college match
- played against a well-coached,
tough team and were able to get a
good result," he said.
Jackson said having everyone
win across the board was a sign of
the team's depth.
"It's been three or four years
where we've had a deep enough
team to win matches 7-0," he said.
"We're a much different team than
last year. We don't have a Jesse
Levine, but we do have depth."
Freshmen Alex Lacroix, Jeff
Dadamo, Tyler Hochwalt and Erik


Corace and senior Nestor Briceno
rolled through their singles matches,
all in straight sets and under 90 min-
utes. They lost a combined total of
just 27 games. But the most compel-
ling match for the fans to'watch was
on court one.
There, senior Greg Ouellette
stayed on the court for more than
two hours after failing to dose out
his match on several occasions.
He squandered five match points
in two different games in the sec-
ond set before finally winning his
opponent's last service game to take
the match 7-6 (4), 7-5.
"At the end, I was finally able to
come through, but I think I could've
made it a little easier on myself,"
Ouellette said. "The main thing is
just getting it done in the end."
Jackson was also proud of the
way his top player was able to hang
on to win the match and complete
the team sweep.
"That guy's [a Southeastern
Conference]-caliber No. 1 player,"
Jackson said. "It was good to get
everybody to win."
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UF GYMNASTICS

Gators slow to recover from Georgia loss against Tigers


By BOBBY CALLOVI
Alligator Writer
bcallovi@alligator.org

Youth and inexperience nearly cost No. 1
UF a second straight loss.
The Gators struggled in their first away
meet of the season, but still defeated No. 17
Auburn 195.25-194.75.
For the second week in a row, the uneven
bars gave the Gators trouble. The event
decided UF's loss last week against No. 2
Georgia, when the Gators took their first
counted fall in nearly two years.
This time, it was star gymnasts Amanda
Castillo and Melanie Sinclair who had un-
characteristic mistakes, as Castillo fell and
Sinclair hit her foot on a bar.
"It was a little bit of a surprise, because
they are the fifth and sixth competitors on
the event," UF coach Rhonda Faehn said.
"That shows that they are extremely strong,


and they have always done a good job for us
there."
The Gators were able to dose the gap with
another solid performance in the vault.
Nicola Willis led UF there with a personal
best of 9.9.
The young lineup was evident during
floor routines when Courtney Gladys and
Rebekah Zaiser both fell, resulting in the sec-
ond counted fall in as many weeks.
Even with the falls, UF was able to take
a .05 lead due to Auburn's struggles on the
beam.
"On floor, the mistakes were about getting
those athletes experience and getting them
out there," Faehn said. "They just have to
learn from it."
The Gators stayed poised in the last event
and grabbed the victory after a solid effort on
the balance beam.
"The most important thing was to see
- on the road in this type of difficult situa-


tion and not doing 100 percent the team
to come back so strong on beam and not let
some of the evening's performance affect
them," Faehn said.
"On floor, the mistakes were about
getting those athletes experience
and getting them out there. They
just have to learn from it."
Rhonda Faehn
UF gymnastics coach

On a night when UF's lack of experience
showed, it was senior Ashley Reed who
provided the Gators' most consistent per-
formance.
Reed finished in the top three in three
events and won the all-around competition.
After trying out a new routine on the bars
and falling last week, Reed went back to her


set from last year and immediately benefited
from the switch, finishing with the Gators'
highest bar score.
"Doing the old routine on the lbars was
helpful," Reed said. "I felt more consistent
and ready to go, so that helped me out a lot."
Despite the senior's performance, the
Gators' youth was noticeable throughout
the meet.
Faehn is using different lineups to get her
team ready for NCAA championships, while
trying to avoid tiring the Gators out~,
Fatigue played a big role in UF's failed
national title run in 2007.
"Last year, we were known 100 percent
for our consistency, but the issue was we put
our top lineup in every single competition all
year long," Faehn said. "Of course, those ath-
letes are going to be extremely consistent, but
in the end all the athletes were a little tired at
nationals from the toll the whole season took
on them."


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