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We Inform. You Decide,


TUESDAY, JANUARY 29, 2008


ELECTIONS 2008


Candidates raise thousands


By DREW HARWELL
Alligator Staff Writer
dharwell@alligator.org

The signs jutting out of lawns, the smiling
portraits on Web sites, the campaign flyers in
your mailbox they don't come cheap.
But, to politicians, such as the commission
hopefuls of today's Gainesville city elections,
they can be crucial.
According to public records filed by the
Alachua County Supervisor of Elections Office
Web site, the eight candidates have raised about
$88,000.
"I'd like to think it makes a differ-
ence, because I worked hard for it."
Thomas Hawkins Jr.
City Commission At-Large 2 candidate


Of that total, about $12,500 was given by the
candidates themselves, their families or per-
sonal campaign loans.
In the At-Large District 2 race, attorney
Thomas Hawkins Jr. has raised nearly twice
as much money as opposing canrididate Robert
Agrusa.
Though Hawkins said he was unsure of
what impact the money would have, he said he
was glad to put it to use to remind voters of his
beliefs.
"I'd like to think it makes a difference," he
said, "because I worked hard for it."
However, Agrusa, who served as the UF
Senate President before running for the seat,
has found his own supportive following in the
university's Greek community. He has raised
$975 from seven different fraternities and sorori-
ties, according to the Web site.
The District 2 race has been the source of
most of the money. Out of the three races, the Harrison Diamond / Alligator
candidates for this seat have raised more than UF freshman Taylor Tribou, foreground, sophomore Holly Hixson and
half of the election's total contributions about sophomore Amanda Arick, right, hold signs promoting Robert Agrusa
SEE MONEY, PAGE 11 for City Commission at University Avenue and 13th Street on Monday.


UF students wary of Bright Futures bill


* STATE SEN. PROPOSES TO
BASE FUNDING ON MAJORS.

By ILEANA MORALES
Alligator Writer.
imorales@alligator.org

UF officials said they are studying the
proposed changes to the Florida Bright
Futures Scholarship Program and have
not yet decided whether they would sup-


port them.
But some UF students said the plan is
unfair.
Intending to benefit
the economy, Florida
UFAademic Sen. Jeremy Ring sug-
Aciademis gested changing the
basis for Bright Futures
financial awards to favor some fields of
study.
If Ring's bill passes, students studying


science, technology, mathematics, educa-
tion, engineering, nursing or pre-health
would be given about 10 percent more
tuition coverage from Bright Futures.
Award amounts for students major-
ing in other areas would be decreased by
about 20 percent.
If approved by the state Legislature
and Gov. Charlie Crist, Ring's bill would
go into effect July 1. The Legislature's next
SEE REACTION, PAGE 10


Young voters


could break


turnout mark

By KATIE GALLAGHER
Alligator Writer
kgallagher@alligator.org

As the sun went down and the air turned
cold Monday evening, Andy Coffey stood
alone on the corner of University Avenue and
13th Street with a sign urging passers-by to
vote Thomas Hawkins Jr. for the Gainesville
City Commission.
"I love politics," said Coffey, a UF building
construction junior and Hawkins' friend.
Though he stood by himself, Coffey is
not alone in his interest in
today's election.
o Political experts say
record numbers of young
people could turn out for
today's vote, which decides
Florida's Democratic and
Republican primaries,
three seats on the City
Mastrodicasa Commission and a property
tax amendment to the state constitution.
Michael Martinez, a UF associate professor
of political science, said the candidates who are
running make the primary race particularly
interesting this year.
Democratic voters have been attracted by
young and vibrant candidates, particularly
Sen. Barack Obama, 47, Martinez said.
"A, he's young," he said. "And B, he has
the sort of message that might appeal to young
people. It tries to be less partisan."
Andre Samuels, a UF biological engineering
senior, said he likes Obama's spirit of coopera-
tion.
"I think he understands the beauty of our
system of government is that it requires com-
promise," he said.
Republicans have been drawn in by the
primary's competition, Martinez said.
"There is no front-runner right now," he
said, explaining that Mitt Romney and John
McCain both have a chance.
The race is also the first time since 1952 that
no incumbent president or vice president is
running for election, said Michael Heaney, a
UF political science assistant professor.
Heaney said he feels both Republicans and
SEE YOUTH, PAGE 11


The UF men's
basketball team
rose to No. 20 in
the AP Poll on
Monday. The last
time the Gators
were ranked, they
fell to Florida St.
65-51 in November.
See story, pg. 22.


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Italian Quarter Bistro, 6 p.m. to
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Aeronautics and Astronautics
will hold a fundraiser to raise
money for conferences, design
competitions and industry
tours.
'Get out the Vote'
Reitz Union Room 285, 6 p.m.,
tonight
The Asian American Student
Union will be hosting "Get out
the Vote," where students will
have the opportunity to discuss
the upcoming presidential elec-
tion and engage in a political
debate on each of the major
candidates.
Pre-Law Meeting
Fine Arts Building B Room 103,
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UF: No plans for


laying off faculty


* UF AIMS TO HIRE FAC-
ULTY WITH TUITION HIKES.

By KATIE SANDERS
Alligator Writer
ksanders@alligator.org
Though state higher edu-
cation leaders have discussed
laying off faculty members
as a possible consequence of
budget woes, UF hopes to
avoid letting any go.
On Wednesday, Bill
Edmonds, spokesman for
the Board of Governors, said
statewide budget cuts could
result in some faculty mem-
bers from Florida universities
losing their jobs.
But UF President Bernie
Machen is aiming to avoid
losing any faculty, said UF
spokesman Steve Orlando.
On the contrary, UF will
use much of the revenue from
upcoming tuition increases to
hire more faculty and advis-
ers.
Because of the Tuition
Differential Program ap-
proved in 2007, UF, Florida
State University and the
University of South Florida
can incrementally raise tu-
ition up to 40 percent over
four years starting in the fall.


Each year's tuition increase
cannot exceed 15 percent.
The Board of Governors,
the State University System's
highest, governing body, ap-
proved a seperate statewide 8
percent increase on Thursday
and earmarked 70 percent of
that revenue for new hires
of faculty and advisers. That
increase is also set to start in
fall, though UF's increase is
still capped at 15 percent.
Orlando said it is too early
to deter-
UF mine how
Academics many fac-
ulty mem-
bers and
advisers UF would hire with
money from the upcoming
hike, which colleges would
receive them and whether
they would be full-time or
part-time employees.
However, it's probable
that the new hires would go
to colleges with a critical need
for more help, he added.
"It could. be as late as
March before we hear what
measures they will be tak-
ing," Orlando said.
Still, hiring new professors
does not spell the end of UF's
hiring freeze, which was ain-
nounced in July.


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GAINESVILLE CITY COMMISSION

Commission may restrict lawn parking in two areas


By SARAH JONES
Alligator Contributing Writer

The lawns of homes in the Forest
Ridge and Henderson Heights
neighborhoods will no longer be
marked by parked cars and oil
stains.
At the Gainesville City
Commission meeting Monday
night, commissioners voted unani-
mously to make it illegal to park on
lawns in the neighborhoods, which
are located between Northwest 16th
Avenue and Northwest 23rd Avenue
near 13th Street.
The final vote will be held at the
next commission meeting on Feb.
11.
"Frankly, yard parking makes the
neighborhood look trashy and un-
desirable," Melody Marshall, mem-
ber of the Forest Ridge/Henderson
Heights Neighborhood Association
Inc., said during the meeting.
The association was not just con-
cerned about the appearance of the
neighborhood, Marshall said, but
also the effects on the environment.
Residents were concerned that
seepage from vehicles parked in
yards was leaking into the aquifer,
she said.
Carol Daly, a homeowner who


rents out property in the neighbor-
hood, spoke against the ordinance
during the meeting.


As a landlord, Daly said she did
not want to be held responsible for
renters of her property who might


violate the code.
Rental and owner-occupied
homes will be equally affected by


Harrsc
Cars are parked on a lawn north of University Avenue near the UF campus on Monday.


the ordinance.
When the neighborhood was
built 40 years ago, parking on lawns
was not an issue, Marshall said.
But in the last two and a half
years it has become a concern, she
added.
More than 60 percent of the
neighborhood's residents signed
a petition in order to advance the
ordinance.
Lawn.parking has become a big-
ger problem because homeowners
are getting older and moving away
to be closer to family or to move into
retirement homes, Marshall said.
Instead of selling their homes
when they move, aging residents
are beginning to rent their proper-
ties to people who might not care as
much about the appearance of the
neighborhood.
The affected area contains 238
homes, of which nine out of 10 are
owner occupied.
The ordinance makes the neigh-
borhood part of the residential park-
ing overlay district, which means
that no more than 40 percent of each
front yard can be devoted to drive-
ways and parking areas.
Parking areas must also be paved
or covered with other driveway ma-
terial, and must be bordered by ap-
proved materials.


Latest Taser model targets style-conscious crowd


New design available in several colors


By KATIE FOGARTY
Alligator Contributing Writer
Self-defense devices are not generally con-
sidered chic, but with a leopard-print surface
and an MP3-playing holster, the new civil-
ian-marketed Taser C2 aims to change that
notion.
The recently released C2 is being marketed
to women as both a self-defense mechanism
and a fashion accessory.
The model is made with the same technol-
ogy as other Tasers but is designed to be less
bulky and more stylish, according to Taser


International's Web site.
M&C Army Surplus Store, a store that
sells firearms and outdoor gear, is the only
Gainesville location that sells Tasers, and the
store carries the new model, said employee
Jason Corby.
Like an iPod, the C2 comes in colors rang-
ing from metallic pink to black pearl.
The leopard-print design is being adver-
tised as the Taser for those who want "fashion
with a bite," according to its Web site.
In addition, a holster with a one-gigabyte
MP3 player is available for the device.
Despite its trendy exterior, Corby said tra-


ditional devices, like pepper spray, are more
popular with customers because they're much
cheaper.
"I'm all for self defense, but a per-
sonal Taser is pretty extreme."
Lt. Stacy Ettel
University Police

Tasers range from $300 to $400 while pep-
per spray is about $20, he said.
Tasers are not considered firearms by
the U.S. government and can be legally car-
ried without a permit in 42 states. UF Police
Department Lt. Stacy Ettel said Florida does
not require a permit. Still, Ettel said he is wary


of the general public owning Tasers.
"Any defense tool a person has is danger-
ous if they're not trained correctly on how to
use it," he said.
"It could also backfire if the attacker is able
to gain control of the device."
Ettel said he thinks people need to be prop-
erly trained to use a Taser.
Unlike pepper spray and other traditional
self-defense devices, Tasers can be fired from
15 feet away and can disable an attacker for a
minimum of 30 seconds.
Ettel said law enforcement officers still
worry about the dangers associated with its
use.
"I'm all for self defense, but a personal
Taser is pretty extreme," he said.


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Election Day FAQ


Doubting whether you can vote or how? Maybe we have the answer


Q: When can I vote?
A: Polls are open from 7 a.m.
to 7 p.m.today. If you are in line
at 7 p.m., you will be allowed to
vote.

Q: If I am registered to vote
in another Florida county
or at another address in
Alachua County where I no
longer live, can I still vote?
A: Yes. If you are not registered
to vote at your current Gainesville
address but have been registered
to vote at a different Florida ad-
dress for at least 29 days, you can
change your legal permanent ad-
dress to your current Gainesville
address today and still vote. You
need to look up the polling place
for your address, go there with
a photo and signature ID and
speak with the clerk about chang-
ing your address. He or she will
call the Supervisor of Elections


Office to confirm the change,
have you fill out paperwork and
then allow you to vote. However,
this should not be taken lightly.
Before changing your permanent
address, you should seriously
consider the implications.
If soon after the election you
change your permanent address
back to what it was before, some-
one might question you for voter
fraud.

Q: Can I see a sample bal-
lot before I vote?
A: Yes. You can get a copy of a
sample ballot online at www.elec
tions.alachua.fl.us.

Q: What do I need to bring
with me?
A: All voters need- to bring a
photo and signature ID. Examples
of acceptable IDs include pass-


ports, driver's licenses, student
ID cards, employee badges,
credit cards and debit cards with
photographs and signatures.

Q: What will I be voting for?
A: You can vote either for or
against a property tax amend-
ment and for at least one city
commissioner, depending on
which district you are from. If
you are a registered Democrat or
Republican, you can vote in your
respective party's presidential
primary.

Q: Do I have to be regis-
tered with a party affilia-
tion in order to vote for a
presidential candidate?
A: Yes. Florida has closed
primaries, so you must be a reg-
istered Democrat or Republican
in order to vote for a presidential


nominee. You do not need to be
registered with a party in order to
vote for commissioners or on the
amendment.

Q: How can I find out where
I'm supposed to vote?
A: Go to www.elections.alachu
a.fl.us, click on "Precinct Finder"
and search for your polling place
by typing in your address.


race between Armando Grundy,
Jack Donovan and Christopher
Salazar.
Q: I heard Florida's presi-
dential primaries aren't
counting. Why should I
bother to vote?
A: It is true that currently,
only half of Florida's Republican
delegates will be counted, while
none of Florida's Democratic
delegates will be counted at the
national conventions. However,
both races are tight. So, even if
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Editorial


Forced Futures

Bill to give scholarships

based on majors unfair
S tate Senator Jeremy Ring may be a Democrat, but his
proposed "economic development tool" is anything but
democratic.
The bill is supposed to alter current standards for the Florida
Bright .Futures Scholarship Program to encourage students to
study the sciences, education or health-related professions.
Ring's idea includes awarding 110 percent of tuition costs to
students who choose those fields, but less Bright Futures money
to the philosophy and English majors among us.
The senator claims that state scholarships would still cover
80 percent tuition for some students and would remain a "good
deal," but we don't see anything overtly wrong with the deal
we have now.
The whole purpose of the merit-based Bright Futures pro-
gram is to allow students the chance to attend a state university
and discover what interests them while keeping them in
Florida.
While we have no problems with incentives for certain areas
of study, and the courses of study Ring cited in the bill are vital
to the future of the state's economy. However, we do have a
problem with taking away scholarship funds from students
who worked hard to earn them.
If the Bright Futures program is used as a device for social-
ism to promote a certain type of workforce, it will have done
students in Florida planning on a merit-based scholarship a
great disservice.
Many top students in Florida stay in the state because of the
generous program, and changing it by these unfair measures
may cause some students to look beyond state borders cer-
tainly the opposite of what Ring wanted in the first place.
If passed, and we hope that it won't ever find a sponsor in
the House, the bill would only create a university full of disen-
gaged students on a one-way track to career dissatisfaction.


Fate of the Union


If Washington is the
Hollywood for ugly peo-
ple, Monday's State of the
Union address would have
been the final chance for an
aging George Bush to get his
place on the Walk of Fame.
Unfortunately, like much
of his presidency, he failed
miserably.
We had excitedly antici-
pated at least a little of the in-
famous "axis of evil" cowboy
bravado Bush gave us in 2002,
but we were sadly and yet
not surprisingly disap-
pointed.
Instead of using his prime-
time appearance to speed
up the erosion of American
diplomacy like we expected
from years past, our lame-
duck president chose to focus
on the state of the slowing
- oh, wait, make that "uncer-
tain" economy and how to
stimulate an already hemor-
rhaging business climate.
His push for a $150 billion


economic stimulus package
will surely face tough opposi-
tion in the Senate, but, hey, at
least he tried.
The stay-the-course leader
naturally suggested that the
troop surge in Iraq is working
and that the enemy who-
ever that may be at this point
- will be defeated. Victory is
in sight, just as it has been for
the past five years.
And it was more of the
same from there. Reform
for laws governing federal
surveillance, permanent ex-
tensions of his tax cuts, and
free-trade agreements with
Colombia, South Korea and
Panama were key points of
his address.
As the speech continued,
the only way we could stop
feelings of depression was to
remind ourselves that the pri-
maries were only hours away
and that next year a very dif-
ferent speaker would be on
our screen.


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Little agreement w
God bless the Alligator's Editorial Board.
We have a long history of starting fights, calling
names and poking fun. We pick on Bush, Student
Government and UF administration. We've even been ac-
cused of not supporting the Gators once or twice.
We know our reputation, but you may not know which
staff members it applies to. There's some confusion about
the way positions are decided and how endorsements are
doled out.
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staff. We don't poll the newsroom. The Editorial Board is
composed of only the editor, managing editor, opinions edi-
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didates as possible. Without any reporters present, we ask
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pounds out an editorial. If one of us holds a strong minority
stance, he or she is free to write a column explaining how our
opinion differs from the one on Page 6 and why.
I'm about to exercise that freedom.
This election cycle, I held the minority vote for four of five
choices. In the Republican primary, I supported former Gov.
Mitt Romney for his executive success in Massachusetts with
the state's budget and health care. As for the Democrats, I
support Sen. Hillary Clinton's politically feasible approach,
and wonder why Sen. Barack Obama hasn't been able to
"change the tone of the debate" as he keeps claiming he is
poised to do.
In the local races, I picked Bryan Harman for District 2.
His energy and passion for serving Gainesville appeal to
students and other residents alike. He wants to hold city
commissioners, to a higher standard, asking them to study
more policy research in lieu of siphoning taxpayer dollars
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ith endorsements
reforms, like extending bar dos-
ing times and revising maximum
occupancy laws. His opponents,
Bonnie Mott and Lauren Poe, seem
beholden to Gainesville's existing
political establishment.
Leigh Shapiro The At-Large 2 candidate Robert
Agrusa is the most viable student
letters@alligator.org contender in recent memory. His
organization and knowledge of city
issues impress me, and he would represent campus and city
interests well.
But I think Thomas Hawkins Jr. is a better choice.
All the candidates trumpet responsible growth, but his
experience with land-growth law uniquely positions him
to shape the city's long-term development plan. He under-
stands how to encourage urban growth with thoughtful zon-
ing regulations and use of redevelopment funds.
He wants local government to enrich community life
through recreation and outreach programs. He believes, we
can attack the roots of homelessness via city mediation with
landlords, and alleviate congestion naturally by shifting traf-
fic to east and central Gainesville.
Agrusa doesn't seem to have Hawkins' vision. His traffic
plans seem short-sighted, centering on the west side of the
city. He has written off the downtown area as unsafe instead
of suggesting improvements.
I think many students would share Hawkins' goals.
While it's unfortunate that he hasn't directly addressed stu-
dents, many students love Gainesville for the reasons that
Hawkins does its local character and potential to serve its
residents.
Now at least I've said my piece, and you can do the same
in the voting booth today.
Leigh Shapiro is a member of the Alligator's Editorial Board
and an economics senior.


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


Reader response
Today's question: Did you vote in
the city elections?


Monday's question: Should
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based on students' majors?


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77% NO
53 TOTAL VOTES


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Hawkins best choice for city's future
While I respect both Robert Agrusa and
Thomas Hawkins Jr. in their impassioned
effort to give younger people a represen-
tative with whom they can identify and
general residents a stronger bridge across
generations, I do not extend that respect to
the Alligator Editorial Board.
To depict Hawkins negatively solely be-
cause he "seems more concerned with land
development issues" is the sort of short-
sighted ignorance that makes even me, a
former student candidate for the Gainesville
City Commission, wary of student input
into local politics.
I will never forget what a local busi-
ness owner told me about students when I
campaigned in 2005: "What interest do they


have to develop this city? None. They do
their job and go bye it's like a bathroom
for them."
Since I had put great thought into how
students can work with all local interests to
mold Gainesville into a great place to live for
everyone, I took this observation lightly.
I am extremely /disappointed that
Monday's endorsement is giving a bad
name to thoughtful students with a work-
ing brain and a vision for their world and
community that reaches beyond a handful
of years.
While I encourage students to consider
both candidates carefully, both of whom
would represent the interests of young people
in this town, I also encourage them to disre-
gard yesterday's endorsement in the At-Large


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Alligator Writer
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Four-time Pulitzer Prize finalist
Anne V. Hull, a Washington Post
reporter, took time out of her three-
month vacation to speak with UF


journalism students on Monday
about her career as a journalist.
Hull, whose most recent work
includes breaking the 2007 scan-
dal of Walter Reed Army Medical
Center's mistreatment of wounded
veterans, spoke to an introductory
journalism class Monday and will


visit other journalism classes today
and Wednesday.
She shared her experiences cov-
ering Hurricane Katrina, following
the lives of gay teens in America
and sneaking into Ground Zero for
10 hours on Sept. 12, 2001.
Despite her professional accom-


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about her experiences in the field, including covering the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.


plishments, Hull said she's proba-
bly the last person a college would
want to speak to students because
she only completed one year at
Florida State University and two
semesters at a St. Petersburg junior
college.
She said she learned every-
thing in the St. Petersburg Times
newsroom, where she worked for
almost 20 years.
"Reporting is reporting is re-
porting," she said. "It's just seeing
things, being curious and when
something doesn't hit you in the
gut right, to ask a question about
it."
Early in her career, when Hull
was assigned to cover a live con-
cert, she said she was backstage
and heard a radio DJ announce
that Bruce Springsteen was per-
forming onstage.
She said she wrote about
Springsteen's surprise appearance
at the beginning of her story and
sent it to her editors. The next day,
she found out the DJ was wrong
and that Springsteen had never
gotten on the stage.
To this day, people still think
Bruce Springsteen showed up
because it appeared in the first edi-
tion of the paper, she said.
Hull, who asked for permission
to "drop the F-bomb," said her
editor's response to the incident
suggested a potential new mean-
ing for her middle initial: "Kid,
you f--- up one more time and that
'V' is going to stand for 'visitor.'"


A Washington Post reporter
since 2000, Hull said she mostly
writes about race, immigration
and socio-economic issues.
She said she insists on includ-
ing authentic, everyday language
in her stories, whether people are
speaking in broken English or us-
ing profanity.
"We're not Red Cross work-
ers. We're not there to sort
of make their life easier.
We're just there to show
how things are."
Anne Hull
Washington Post reporter

Journalists have to be invisible,
she said, adding that the hardest
part of her job is resisting the urge
to help people she interviews.
When she was covering
Hurricane Katrina, she said she
spent two and a half hours walk-
ing in circles with a mother and
her son who were trying to hitch-
hike to Dallas.
As she left, the mother asked
Hull if she would give them a
ride. Hull said she even called her
editor to see if it was possible, but
her editor said her job was only to
write the story.
"We're not Red Cross workers,"
Hull said. "We're not there to sort
of make their life easier. We're just
there to show how things are."


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Gala highlights


global volunteering


By RACHEL ARROYO
Alligator Contributing Writer

Recurso, a non-profit UF
student organization, called on
students to make their mark on
society by providing humanitarian
assistance to the less fortunate at
its 5th Annual Founder's Day Gala
held Monday night.
Nikie Bhakta, Recurso club
president, said this year's gala was
about calling students to action by
joining organizations such as the
Peace Corps and Recurso, instead
of simply increasing awareness of
humanitarian efforts.
Young, bright-eyed students
from J.J. Finley Elementary
School's "Finley Flyers" set the
tone for the evening with perfor-
mances of traditional songs from
Ghana and Kenya.
- Bhakta had an easy time engag-
ing her audience after the Flyers'
energetic performance.
"Tonight is meant to depict
Recurso's beauty," Bhakta said.
"Recurso is an organization com-
piled of passionate individuals


who ensure the spirit of service is
felt internationally."
Allene Zanger, regional director
for the Peace Corps, told listeners
about the organization's success.
There are currently about
800,000 Peace Corps volunteers
worldwide.
"The Peace Corps volunteers
are the face of America, and they
represent a rich diversity," Zanger
said.
Multicultural Zanger laud-
Aff iS ed volunteers as
the best ambas-
sadors the U.S. has to offer to the
world.
Keynote speaker Edward Scott
Jr., co-founder of the Center for
Global Development, drew on
this point with a discussion of
how volunteers have advanced
humanitarian aid and what areas
still need improvement.
Half of the world's population
lives on $2 a day, Scott said.
He stressed the need for people
from each end of the political spec-
trum to be aware of what goes on
within the international environ-


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ment.
"It's not the province of the lib-
eral left or the evangelical right,"
Scott said. "There's room for ev-
erybody in this boat."
Bhakta rounded out the eve-
ning by presenting both speakers


with plaques that thanked them
for their service to the interna-
tional community. The audience
of about 70 was given the op-
portunity to participate in a silent
auction, with proceeds benefiting
clean water, literacy and orphan-


age relief programs.
"I hope by getting a glimpse
of the world issues through our
displays'and listening to our won-
derful speakers, you are inspired
to make your mark on the world,"
Bhakta said.


UF RESEARCH

Study: Rudeness linked to poor job performance


By JENNIFER MACOUREK
Alligator Contributing Writer

Less-than-friendly bosses are in for a
rude awakening, thanks to a UF study
showing that encountering rudeness can
cause job performance to suffer.
The study, conducted over the span of
a year, was broken into three scenarios.
Participants were subjected to different
degrees of rudeness before being asked to
solve anagram puzzles and write down uses


for a brick, said UF management professor
Amir Erez.
In all of the scenarios, participants ex-
posed to rudeness performed substantially
worse on each task compared to participants
not exposed to rudeness.
"It's not anger or revenge," said Erez.
"It's just very destructive. Thinking too
much on the subject, wondering, 'what
did I do to deserve to be treated like that?'
causes less cognitive processes for the task,"
he said.
The study, conducted by Erez and


"The issue was swept under the
desk, but people are a lot more
ready to admit it's a problem."
Christine Porath
University of Southern California
management professor

University of Southern California manage-
ment professor Christine Porath, tested 275
students whose ages ranged 18 to 36.


Erez also noted that participants exposed
to rudeness supplied more dysfunctional
answers when responding to the brick as-
signment.
"It wasn't in the study, but those that
were subjected to rudeness came up with
more violent answers like breaking win-
dows or hitting someone," he said.
Porath said rudeness in the workplace is
becoming a hot topic.
"The issue was swept under the desk, but
people are a lot more ready to admit it's a
problem," she said.


UF hosts career showcase


By STEPHANIE ROSENBERG
Alligator Contributing Writer

Job seekers on campus can meet with
potential employers at the O'Connell
Center today and Wednesday from 9
a.m. to 3 p.m. for the UF Career Resource
Center's Career Showcase.
The showcase will feature more than 350
organizations, said Ja'Net Glover, assistant
director for career events at the CRC.
It is free and open to all UF students
with Gator 1 cards, alumni with their stu-
dent ID numbers, faculty and staff, Glover
said.
On the first day of the event, attendees
will be able to talk to employers from non-
technical jobs, such as accounting, commu-
nications and health care.
She said the second day would feature
employers from technical fields, such as
computer science, construction and engi-
neering.


Some of the organizations attending are
American Express, Kraft Foods Inc. and
Target Corp.
"The most important thing to know is
that all of these employers are looking for
you," Glover said.
"They have positions, and they're inter-
ested in you," he said. "They
On know the quality and the cali-
Campus ber of students at UF."
Job seekers should research
the employers attending the
showcase, prepare portfolios of work and
bring a resum6, she said. Attendees should
dress professionally.
She said she would encourage UF stu-
dents of all ages to attend the showcase.
"When you hear students say the job
market is not good, well, there's over 350
employers looking for you. The job market
is still going strong," Glover said.
For more information about the show-
case, visit www.crc.ufl.edu/showcase.


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GAINESVILLE CITY COMMISSION

City leaders discuss


gender ordinance


By KATIE GALLAGHER
Alligator Writer
kgallagher@alligator.org

The City Commission lis-
tened to more than 100 citizens
comment on a policy to make
discriminating based on gender
identity illegal, as 98 cities and
counties nationwide have al-
ready done.
The commission had not voted
by press time.
The ordinance would define
gender identity as "an inner
sense of being a specific gender
... with or without regard to the
individual's sex at birth."
The ordinance would not in-
clude religious institutions.
Commissioner Ed Braddy said
he disagreed with the ordinance
because he felt it burdens busi-
nesses and grants special privi-
leges to a small group of people..
"When you boil it down, it
says that because some people
have emotional confusion about
their sexual identity, everyone


else has to make changes,"
Braddy said.
Commissioner Craig Lowe
disagreed.
"There is nothing special
about being able to get a job, have
a home, to be able.to go to a re-
stroom, or to get the same credit
privileges that anyone else does,"
Lowe said.
Citizens wanting to voice
opinions both for and against the
ordinance crowded into the audi-
torium at City Hall and filled the
hallway outside.
Some quoted the Bible. Others
worried about sharing public
restrooms with people who feel
they are the opposite gender.
"Surely we have advanced be-
yond trying to scare people about
bathrooms," said Terry Fleming.
But Pastor Matt Gordon, of
Cypress Creek Church, said he
was worried about his daughters.
"My hope is that you as the coun-
cil will understand my concern
not only for their comfort but for
their safety," he said regarding


uIuICle oaiur / mlilgur0 oLdI,
Gainesville city commissioners hear public comments during the City Commission meeting at City Hall
Monday night.
bathroom rules. hassled, harassed, beat up or Gainesville would not be the first
Nora Spencer, UF's director of even killed," she said. "And it city to pass such an ordinance.
LGBT affairs, spoke in favor of happens every day, just because "This is not any groundbreak-
the policy, of the way we look." ing thing for Gainesville," he
"We have the right not -to be Lowe emphasized that said. "We're catching up."


State senator says receiving 80 percent of tuition 'still a pretty good deal'


REACTION, from page 1


session begins in March.
Ring said in addition to educating stu-
dents, universities should serve to develop
the economy a role he said they haven't
embraced enough. Having students major in
the fields he specified is essential to fill spots
in high-need industries, he said.
UF spokesman Steve Orlando said UF
President Bernie Machen is aware of the pro-
gram but isn't ready to comment on it yet. He
is still looking into the proposals before taking


a stance, Orlando said.
Ring said most university administrators
he's talked to support the bill, but he hasn't
heard any feedback from students.
"Initially they may be taken aback," he
said. "But when they understand it's not an
attempt to rip the state of Bright Futures but
to build a better economy, I think they'll be
supportive of it."
Tyler Welt, a UF freshman who's planning
to study political science, said he'd figure out
a way around the new rules if they were ap-
proved.
"What I would probably do in that situa-


"No one is getting rid of
Bright Futures."
Jeremy Ring
state senator

tion is switch my major to get the money and
then switch back," Welt said. "You've got to
play the system."
He said changing the scholarship is a
flawed plan.
"I wouldn't say any field is more important
than any others," Welt said. "They shouldn't
be penalized."


But Welt and other students already in col-
lege wouldn't need to beat the system.
Ring said if the bill is approved, only stu-
dents enrolled after its effective date would be
impacted. He said he hasn't figured out how
to deal with incoming students with unde-
clared majors or those who change majors.
Ring said despite the changes, Florida
schools would still offer the best deals for edu-
cation in the country.
"No one is getting rid of Bright Futures,"
Ring said. "If you want to be a philosophy
major you still get 80 percent of tuition paid.
That's still a pretty good deal."


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District 2 race raises most money


MONEY, from page 1


$45,000.
Candidate Bryan Harman, who worked in
marketing before taking a break to campaign,
said he's happy with the $9,000 he has raised.
He also said his opponent Bonnie Mott, a
real estate company owner, was "absolutely
immoral" for taking so much money from her
own finances and from those with similar busi-
ness interests.
"I'm happy there's such a diversity of
people in my contributor list, unlike a certain
opponent, whose list is made up of strictly
real estate and self-financing," he said. "Let
me tell you this: the City Commission can be
bought."
Mott, who has' raised about $6,500 from
family and personal loans and at least $7,000
from employees in real estate, rental and
construction businesses, said she thought dif-
ferently.
"I am a Realtor," she said. "I have been


selling real estate for 31 years. I've been in
Gainesville for 45 years. I am fortunate to have
made friends and kept them."
Harman and MoWs opponent, SFCC pro-
fessor Lauren Poe, raised about $15,000 in total
contributions. Still, he specified no connections
between the support he has received and the
support he hopes to receive at the polls.
"Money," he said, "doesn't buy votes."
The District 3 race has not
Elections been so dose. Incumbent Jack
2008 Donovan has raised about
$17,000, while opponent
Armando Grundy has raised $140 and added a
personal loan of $1,500. Candidate Christopher
Salazar has yet to raise any money.
Grundy, however, said the finance gap has
not caused any problems in his campaign.
"I don't think it [raising less money] has
been a hindrance at all," he said. "Not at all.
It actually makes it more enjoyable because
then people think you don't have a chance of
winning."


Candidates appeal to youth


YOUTH, from page 1


Democrats are eager to be done with
the Bush administration.
"The 2000s will definitely go down
as a dark period in our history," he
said, "and people want to get beyond
that."
Today's young voters are also more
politically interested than past gen-
erations, he added, because of Sept.
11, 2001. "That made politics seem a
lot more important in people's lives,"
Heaney said.
Voters from the last generation, now
in their 30s, did not have a similar event
to connect them to the political process,
he said. Young voters also have reason
to be interested in local races today.
Four of the commission candidates
- Robert Agrusa, Thomas Hawkins
Jr., Armando Grundy and Christopher
Salazar are less than 30 years old.
Currently, the youngest member of
the commission is Ed Braddy, 35.
Coffey said he believes it is the ages
of commission candidates that brought
students to the street comer Monday to
wave signs for Hawkins and his oppo-
nent, Robert Agrusa.
"This one's exciting because we
have so many young candidates," he
said.
Giacomo Savardi, a UF freshman,
said he also thought the candidates'
ages made the election more interest-


ing.
"I think it attracts people because
they're saying, 'One of us is up there,'"
he said.
CommissionerJeannaMastrodicasa,
the second-youngest commissioner at
37, said she didn't think younger com-
missioners would change much about
the city's government.
"I think it attracts people
because they're saying, 'One
of us is up there.'"
Giacomo Savardi
UF freshman.

One difference will be that with
terms. expiring for Commissioners Ed
Braddy and Rick Bryant, no one on
the commission will have school-age
children, she said.
But the major issues in Gainesville
will still be energy, homelessness and a
shrinking budget, she said.
Even if younger commissioners
have different ideas, she said, they can't
do much by themselves.
"Certainly you can study issues,"
she said, "but if you don't have three
other people willing to vote for it, it's a
moot point."
Mastrodicasa said she didn't think
lack of experience would hurt young
commissioners.
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What's Your Focus?
Eye-opening
and life-changing
are the best words
to describe the
day I decided to
get involved with
the climate change
initiative. After
attending a confer-
ence on climate Shaw
change issues
in Florida, my philosophy emerged:
Nothing in climate change is possible
without collective action. If you fol-e
low popular belief, you know that it
took collective action on our behalf to
trigger the issues surrounding climate
change, and therefore, will require col-
lective action to fix them.
However, nothing can happen with-
out first gathering knowledge. People
cannot be expected to take action if
they don't know on what or how to
act. The events of "Focus The Gator
Nation," (FGN) being held on Jan. 31,
will help to provide students and the
community as a whole with the funda-
mentals of global warming and climate
change, so we can take action together.
"Focus The Gator Nation" is part
of the national "Focus the Nation"
campaign, a united day of educa-
tional activities focused on the issues
surrounding climate change and the
challenges that lie ahead. Local events
kick-off with a Climate Change Aware-
ness Fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the
Reitz Student Union North Lawn.
At 3 p.m., in the Ustler Hall
Women's Studies Atrium, there will
be a presentation by UF faculty on
the science and economics of climate
change. Immediately following the pre-
sentation, at 4 p.m., will be a political
forum on the Leadership of Climate
Change, which will feature Gainesville
Mayor Pegeen Hanrahan and Tallahas-
see Mayor John Marks. Finally, at 6
p.m., there will be an energy debate
where UF faculty and industry experts
discuss the pros and cons of the various
energy sources available.
Students, please join us on Thurs-
day, and faculty, bring your students or
have discussions in your classes. Then,
decide for yourself: What's your focus?
For more information visit: http://
focusthenationuf.googlepages.com

Rainer Shaw
FGN Coordinator, Wildlife
Ecology and Conservation Senior


Air Force ROTC aces over the competition
Air Force'ROTC aces over the* competition


A few cadets show their pride in being No. 1. Kristen Bartlett Grace


What do a fraternity president, a varsity
pole vaulter, and a Black Student Union
president all have in common? They are
all proud cadets with the University of
Florida's Air Force Reserve Officers' Train-
ing Corps (ROTC), recently named one of
the best in the United States.
"In a school of 50,000, we're just a
small group, but we have a strong presence
on this campus," said Maj. James Bodnar,
an assistant professor of aerospace studies
for the Air Force ROTC. "Right now, we
have the best, most-motivated cadets we've
ever had."
And that motivation has certainly paid
off. With just 100 cadets, the UF detach-
ment was named No. 1 in 2007, compet-
ing with the 52 medium-sized detachments
in the nation. The evaluations take place
every three years, and only 5 percent of
detachments ever receive this distinction.




Listings in this section are a sampling
of events at the University ofFlorida,
compiledfrom entries listed in the full
calendar that appears on the Web at
calendar. ufl.edu. To submit an event
online, visit http:/calendar.ufl.edu/
submit/.


UF's Detachment 150 received out-
standing ratings in training, recruiting,
personnel actions and education. A rating
of excellent was given for financial manage-
ment and unit support.
"One of the reasons we won the award
is because the quality of the students at
the University of Florida," Bodnar said.
"Our cadets tend to do better academically.
They're more mature, more accountable for
their actions, and more enthusiastic about
learning."
Lori Bowen is a prime example of the
type of student who has helped UF's Air
Force ROTC become so successful. The 21-
year-old exercise physiology junior joined
the program as a way to gain leadership
experience and help pay her way through
medical school. Her father was a military
lawyer for 20 years, so she knew the mili-
tary had a lot to offer college students.
"I'm a regular student athlete," said Bo-
wen, who is on the varsity track team. "This


Jan. 29
Ham Museum of Art presents "Tot Time." Harn
Museum, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Free and open to the
public.

Career Resource Center presents "Career
Showcase." (Non-Technical Day) O'Connell
Center, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Free and open to UF
students only.
Jan.30
Career Resource Center-presents "Career
Showcase." (Technical Day) O'Connell Center,
9 a.m.-3 p.m. Free and open to UF students
only.


is the perfect way of entering into
the military. The few things that
you have to live by are things that
you should be living by anyway.
It just teaches you to be a better
person."
Bowen was attracted to the
opportunity to gain real life
experience in the military, while
at the same time serving her
country. Travel is an added perk
for her, too. She plans to attend
medical school and work as an
Air Force physician on base.
"Anything a regular city
needs, an Air Force base needs,"
she explained. "In the civilian
world, there is a glass ceiling.
But, rank doesn't have gender.
It's based on your abilities and
-what you want to do."
Adam Hausman, a fourth-
year engineering student, is
another example of the range
of career opportunities that


the Air Force ROTC offers. He came to
Gainesville wanting to be a pilot, but was
soon swayed by aerospace engineering. He
also liked the idea that joining the ROTC
wouldn't dominate his time as a busy col-
lege student.
"A lot of people think it's every day, but
it's not," he said, adding that his Air Force
commitment includes about one day a
week of service. "Every other day you are a
normal student."
Hausman said that many jobs that
students may not think of as part of the Air
Force are now available, including working
with satellites, space shuttle launches and
global positioning systems (GPS). The Air
Force will continue to pay for his education
at the University of Florida until he gradu-
ates next year.
"Graduation is just a means to commis-
sioning," he said. "This is just the begin-
ning for us."
By Panagiota Papakos


Jan.31
UFPA presents "AEROS." Phillips Center, 7:30
p.m. Reserved seating: $25-35.
Feb. 1
Faculty Development presents "I Just-Want to
be Whelmed: A Conversation About Productiv-
ity." Emerson Alumni Hall, 8:30 a.m. Regis-
tration required, call 352-392-4835 for more
information.

Medieval and Modern Studies, the Center for
European Studies, the City of Gainesville, and
the Society for Creative Anachronism present
"Medieval Masquerade." Thomas Center, 5-7


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Garden springs to life as renewed community sanctuary


Various pieces of literature, art and
songs have a "forgotten garden" theme, and
there's no need to look far to find the Uni-
versity of Florida's own forgotten garden.
It was a different era when the once-
thriving gardens at the corner of Gale
Lemerand Drive and-Mowry Road were
a Gainesville tourist attraction, popular
wedding site and home to the largest
publicly owned collection of camellias in
the country.
Named for the 1940s UF horticultural-
ist Royal James "Roy" Wilrhot, Wilmot
Gardens would eventually succumb to
weeds, hurricane winds, construction de-
bris and the invasion of pests. UF stopped
maintaining the five-acre area in the late
1970s or early 1980s, but a few camellias
miraculously survived.
In 2006, Dr. C. Craig Tisher, professor
of nephrology and dean of the College of
Medicine, envisioned restoring Wilmot
Gardens. His plan was to recreate a beauti-
ful, tranquil place for patients and Health
Science Center faculty, staff and students.


Tom Dana selected
new associate dean
The University of
Florida College of Edu-
cation has announced
that Tom Dana, direc-
tor of UF's School of
Teaching and Learning,
has been selected as the
College of Education's
next associate dean for
Academic Affairs. His Dana
appointment becomes
effective July 1, with the start of the new
academic year.
Dana will succeed Jeri Benson, who
recently announced her retirement after
a long and accomplished career in higher
education teaching and administration.


Professor named TPUG
Distinguished Member
Sanford Berg, distinguished service pro-
fessor in economics and director of Water
Studies for the Public Utility Research
Center (PURC), was named the Distin-
guished Member for 2007 by the Transpor-
tation and Public Utilities Group (TPUG).

p.m. Free and open to the public. Call 352-846-
2032 for more information.
Feb.2
UFPA presents "Ladysmith Black Mambazo."
Phillips Center, 7:30 p.m. Reserved seating
$20-$35.
Feb. 3
Harn Museum of Art presents "Exhibition
Spotlight Tour: Highlights from the African Col-
lection." Harn Museum, 2 p.m. Free and open
to the public.
Feb.5
UFPA presents "Pink Floyd Experience." Phil-
lips Center, 7:30 p.m. Reserved seating $25-$40.


To help make Tisher's vision a reality,
UF employeeLinda Luecking and her hus-
band, master gardener Bill Luecking, began
working in 2006 and continue working
to this day to help restore the area to its
previous glory. As a cancer survivor, Linda's
goal is to help provide a place for Shands
patients to meditate and heal.
"This is only a little selfish on my part,"
she said. "I've been there. I want things to
get better for people."
With the help of Tampa-based landscape
architect David Conner, there is a plan to
transform the gardens into five distinct,
complimenting areas that will flow together.
The drawings, currently posted on a
bulletin board in the garden, show a central
community lawn where families and stu-
dents can spread out blankets and enjoy the
calming atmosphere. There also are plans
for a waterfall and reflection pond, a camel-
lia and azalea bower, a "secret" wooded
sanctuary, and a working garden where
Shands patients can plant and tend their
own perennial flowers.


The award recognizes both Berg's research
contributions and the international train-
ing programs developed under PURC aus-
pices. For 30 years, Berg served as director
of PURC, and remains the Florida Public
Utilities Professor. He has published more
than 100 journal articles and co-authored/
edited four books.


Pugh Hall opens in UF
historic district
The Jim and
Alexis Pugh
Hall recently
opened and is
home to the
Department
of African and
Asian Lan-
guages and
Literatures, the
Bob Graham
Center for
Public Service,
and the Samuel Proctor Oral History
Program. The 40,000-square-foot facility
has been constructed over the past year
in the heart of UF's historic district
between Newell and Dauer halls. A

Feb. 6
Harn Museum of Art pres-
ents Harn Eminent Scholar
Lecture: "Invisible Now: Art
After Spectatorship." Harn
Museum, 6 p.m. Free and
open to the public.
Feb. 8
UFPA presents "Martha
Graham Dance Com-
pany." Phillips Center,
7:30 p.m. Reserved seating
$25-$35.


Some camellias thrive after years of neglect.
The gardens' flowers will peak in March.

"We want to provide a place where
people can go and make those critical deci-
sions about their lives," Luecking'said.
By Kimberly Cruts and Susan Stewart


formal dedication ceremony has been set
for Feb. 9. Call 352-392-0780 for more
information.
Images of Pugh Hall, and time-lapsed
construction video, are available at
http://ufl.oxblue.com/grahamcenter/.


Police Department is nation's
first to earn Triple Crown
The University of Florida Police Depart-
ment (UFPD) recently acquired "Triple
Crown" status by receiving accreditation by
three distinct entities. The three agencies
to award accreditation to UFPD are The
International Association of Campus Law
Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA),
the Commission on Accreditation for Law
Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) and the
Commission for Florida Law Enforcement
Accreditation (CFA).
UFPD is the first university law
enforcement agency in the country to
receive the Triple Crown designation, and
was recently recognized by IACLEA for
this accomplishment.





Feb. 9
Gator Men's & Women's
Swimming and Diving vs. FAU
(Senior Day). O'Connell Center,
1 p.m. Call 352-375-4683 for more
information.
Feb. 10
UFPA presents "Pacifica Quartet." University
.Auditorium, 5 p.m. Reserved seating $15-$25.



Martha Graham Dance
Company


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Text messaging a success
The first test of the University of
Florida's new text messaging system
was an overall success, although of-
ficials are working to determine why
some students, faculty and staff did
not receive the test message.
Statistics provided by Mobile
Campus, the vendor that provides
UF's text messaging service, show an
86 percent success rate in reaching cell
phones in less than 30 minutes.
Slightly more than 4,400 mes-
sages did not reach recipients, either
because the recipient's mailbox was
full, an incorrect phone number was
provided or the recipient did not have
text service. Another 1,241 messages
failed for unknown reasons.
UF administrators are working
with Mobile Campus to determine
why that happened, as well as to re-
duce the text message delivery time.
Meanwhile, anyone who did not
receive the test message is asked to go
to http://www.it.ufl.edu/sms-test/.

Symposium to focus on
green" building
Experts from law and related fields
will meet Feb. 15 at the University
of Florida Hilton Conference Center
to discuss "green" building practices.
Presented by the UF Levin College of
Law and co-sponsored by sections of
The Florida Bar, this year's conference
is entitled "Green Building: Prospects
and Pitfalls for Local Governments."
For more information, visit www.
law.ufl.edn/flalawonline.

E-mail scam alert
The University of Florida commu-
nity should be on alert for a fraudu-
lent e-mail message with the subject,
"Verify your UFL email account
now," which is currently circulating
on the Internet. Do not respond to
the message.

Degree applications due
Graduating seniors should be
aware that degree applications are
due by 5 p.m. on Feb. 1 if they plan
to graduate at the end of the spring
semester. Students may call 352-392-
1374 for more information, or visit
http://www.registrar.ufl.edu/cata-
log/adspring0708.html. .




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jWalk to UF. new complex 1 BR $999
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HOUSES, DUPLEXES, CONDOS,
TOWNHOUSES. for rent. Walk/bike/bus
to campus. Neat, clean, good quality. Visit
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call 284-0316 1-31-07-36-2

Your new home is here & waiting for youl
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Includes alarm, patio, d/w, tennis, pool
Huge, but affordable floorplans.
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2008. $950/mo. 352-378-9220 or 352-213-
3901 2-1-08-20-2


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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

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1 and 2 bedrooms for FALL
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(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
3 BR/2 BA, Well Maintained in quiet NW
area, Walk to YMCA, Shops & Restaurants,
Bus to UF/Shands, Lrg LR W/ Woodstove,
DR, Carport W/ Util.room, Nice big fenced
backyard, $1200, 352-378-2837, 281-7045
1-30-08-15-2.
HOUSES & APARTMENTS AVAILABLE
FALL 2008. Several properties VERY close
to UF. Check out new project COTTAGES
AT NORMAN. For details visit our website
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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 Ms route.
$1100/mo. Available immediately. Call 352-
335-3786 2-21-08-30-2
3 bedroom Across from UFI
Available fall 2008
ONLY $505 per person!
Open late and weekends
371-0769 collegeparkuf.com
4-23-08-69-2
MOVE IN TODAY!
Studios and 1/1s
From as low as $629/person!
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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).Internet access incl. in rent. Parking
space avail only w/apt. Call 813-833-6926 or
dking@mewilson.com 2-11-08-20-.

*SUN ISLAND APT*
**Walk or Bike to Campus**
1-1 from $560/moOO2-1 from $660/mo
www.sunisland.info*Ol376-6720
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


CRICKET CLUB II
NOW LEASING
Brand new 1, 2, & 3 bdrm
Luxury apartments
Conveniently located near
shopping, restaurants
and SFCC. For more info. Call:
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M-F 9-6, Sat b, Sun 1-5
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16, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, JANUARY 29, 2008


** LUXURY APTS **

CLOSEST TO CLASS
2bd/2ba available for Fall
ww3LookingGlassApartments.com
111 NW 16th St. #1, Call 376-1111
4-23-59-2
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 2-4-13-2
Looking Glass Apartments
2/1 Luxury Apartment
immediate occupancy
115 steps from campus
376-1111 or 111 NW 16th St. #1. 4-23-58-2

SLEEP IN! WALK TO UF!
2/1 from $395/room
Luxury 2/2.5 from $650/room
Wood floors avail. Pets loved.
Steps to UF! 372-7111
4-23-08-58-2
Available Aug 1st 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 24R 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
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
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/1BAapt avail now. CentA/C, W/D hook-
ups. 1 mile from UF & Shands off Archer
Rd & SW 23rd. 2629 SW 31st PI. $600/mo.
Call 407-363-7198 or cell 407-234-1380
1-29-5-2



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

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

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


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

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

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


Affordable 4, 5, & 6BR Houses for rent!
Close to Campus!! Rooms are just $400-500/
mo!! 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

1BR 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 2.5BA TH,
Porch, w/d hookups, pool, $895/rent
2735 SW 35th Place #201
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
www.TurlingtonRealEstate.com 2-1-08-
5-2

CONVENIENT TO SHANDSIUFI Quiet
2BR 1BATH, 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 1bth $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 332-1429
Kathy 2-29-08-25-2
Room for rent in Hidden Lake 5 minutes from
campus. Located on 21st Ave right off 13th
St. Two roomates looking for a third. Large
bedroom with own private bathroom. $300
dollars a month plus split of utilities. Call Joey
for info 305-989-6981 2-4-08-5-2

5 BEDROOM HOUSE
Walk To UF
Clean, Parking, Great House
contact John @ 561-866-8234 2-4-5-2


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Apartments Sublet & Roommates
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www.SUBLET.com
1-877-FOR-RENT/201-845-7300
8-13-149-3
need 1 male roommate in 3bedroom house.
Less than 2 miles from UF golf course. Non
smokers. $425m exc utilities. Call Frank at
850-519-2180. Jan 08 to july 08 2-8-08-
30-3
Great room for rent, 4 minute walk to cam-
pus. NW 14th st. and NW 4th ave at college
park, just north of campus. location is perfect
and rent is cheap! 1 room in a 3bd 2bath, call
for details 239 849 4488 1-29-08-16-03

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

1BR in 2BR/1BA sublease avail. Walk to
SW Rec Center. $400/mo incl utils. Also free
cable & wireless internet. Lots of buses pass-
ing by. Call 352-262-6912 1-30-15-3

LAW STUDENT seeking 2 roommates in
3BR/3BA new house located across from
law school. Rent negotiable. Call 813-924-
8721 2-6-20-3

Sublease 2br/2ba Polos of Gainesville $750
or need 1 female roommate $375/mo. W/D,
ref, pool bus lines. Avail now to 7/31/08. Call
Helen 904-641-6219, 904-563-6134 2-12-
08-30-3

579/mon 1bd 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 camplis. 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 free!!! 1-29-08-5-3

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

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

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

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. cross-
ing apartment ASAP! only $509/mo and it is
all-inclusive, part of a 4/4 with 1 bed/1 bath 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

In Camelot,near UF Law School.
One bedroom + study.$775 per month.
Free internet,Club House and more.
Until July 2008. Last Month for freely
Call 305-788-3957
2-6-08-7-3

Female roommate wanted in spacious 3/2.5
townhouse, on bus route, great roommates,
rent negotiable(<315), quiet and clean per-
son preferred. Contact 352-870-8911 for
more info 2-4-5-3

2Bed2Bath Sublease. Bellamay Grand.
Small pets ok. Available ASAP. 1090
Sqft. Rent negotiable. 352-494-7144.
www.bellamaygrand.com for info on complex
2-4-08-5-3

Great reduced price. 2bd/1bath, laundry
room, pets allowed, right on 5th Ave only a
5 min. walk to campus and walking distance
to the restaurants and bars on University.
Please call Kristen (904)254-5518. 2-11-
08-10-3

Quiet house on 17th St behind Swamp! Huge
pvt BR. 3 min walk to UF! Hi-spd intemet,
cable tv, W/D, wood floor, fireplace! Females
only. Negotiable rent! Call Prissy @ 386-688-
3071 or pnelson@alligator.org 2-25-08-20-3


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Rm for rent w/ priv bath $575/mo
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Call Dannie@239-265-1155
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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, Intemet,
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
BAmorn 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

Rooms for rent in Nice NW home. $370. 2-3
m to university and Santa Fe. Near bus route.
W/D. Internet/Cable included. Utils incl. Call
352-262-1560 2-6-20-4

Quiet, county employee seeks roommate for
2BR/1 BA apt. All deposits are paid. $450/mo
incl rent, elec, local phone, cable & high
speed internet access. Seeking clean, quiet
person. Call 352-374-7158 2-22-08-32-4


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

Female roommate, own bed/bath, furnished,
Windsor Park, close to UF on bus stop, pool,
hot tub, tennis, gym, $495, 1/3 utilities; avail
now. Katie 407-361-1154 1-30-15-4

Female UF ROOMMATES wanted by UF stu-
dent to share great 3 bedroom 2 bath house
walking distance to campus. Own room.
2008-9 school year. $450 month plus util Call
Lauren 305-322-0139 2-1-08-15-4

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

Room in nice 4BR/3BA home. Cox cable &
ethernet, DW, W/D, non-smoker, no pets. 21
or older please. $330/mo util incl. 328-4995
1-29-15-4

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

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

Avail Immediately. Perfect for Grad/Med/
Intl students. Large room wlpvt bath in
larg, quiet home 5 min to UF. $550/mo +
utils. WID, 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-
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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 utill FLEXIBLE
Lease! 352-870-7393 2-1-08-7-4

1 BR/1 BAAvailable 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 condoto 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 stu-
dent needed to share 4BR/4BA Condo. W/D,
Cable/l-net,close to UF/SFCC. Bus rte 35&9.
$435/mo Furn, $410 w/o. Utilw/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 sandy talbot@msn.com
2-8-10-4


Real Estate

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CLASSIFIEDSI Reach thousands of pos-
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Matt Price Campus Realty, 352-281-3551
4-23-72-5-5


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

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Anytime, anywhere. Quick closing.
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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
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New 2, 3, & 4BR Upscale Condos
with unique Architectural detailing. Starting at
$215,000 Opening August 2008. 352-373-
7959 www.cottagegroveatgainesville.com
4-23-08-72-5

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

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

2BR/1 BA BRANDYWINE CONDO
Get on campus fast! Minutes from UF & 2
min walk to UF bus stop. Upgrades: carpet,
tile, DW, water heater. Pool, clubhouse.
$85,999/OBO. Call 352-359-2521 1-29-
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
4-23-58-5

** GREAT LAND DEALS ***
5 ac. Beautiful Horse country- now $110,000
300 ac. hunt/ farm/ ranch $2895 /ac
2.34 ac zoned for 20 units, $145,000
call Mike Dickey 352-665-9547
Remax Professionals --GO GATORSI 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 CONDO!!
2BR/2BA in Woodside Villas
Pool, W/D, NEWAppI., yard space
2 firs, nice area, $107,900
Call Howard at 352-224-1219 2-15-08-17-5





GRANTWOOD CONDOMINIUM

80% SOLD OUT!
BRAND NEW CONSTRUCTION
CLOSE TO UF AND SHANDS
Starting in the mid $170's
2BR12.5BA 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
lba remodeled 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


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BED QUEEN $110 ORTHOPEDIC
Extra thick, pillow-top, mattress & box. Name
brand, new, still in plastic. Call 352-372-7490
will deliver. 4-23-08-72-6


BED FULL SIZE $85 ORTHOPEDIC
Pillow-top mattress & box:New, unused, still
in plastic w/warranty. Can deliver. Call 352-
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. Candeliver.
$120 352-377-9846.4-23-72-6 -

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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






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


W BiIcycles

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

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





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

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

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

*14K 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 IfNQUIRES ONLY, LOCALS ONLY
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** 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. lyr
Warranties. We also service ALL brands of
scooters. Pickup Available. Low Labor Rates.
Free estimates. 376-6275 GatorMoto.com
4-23-08-72-11

SCOOTER SERVICE
New Scooters 4 Less has LOW service rates!
Will service any make/model. Close to UF!
Pick-ups avail $19.99 oil changes!! 336-1271
4-23-72-11

SWAMP CYCLES
CLOSE TO CAMPUS 534 SW 4th Ave.
Scooters, E-bikes, Offroad, & Accessories!!
Best Prices and Customer Servicel!
www.swampcycles.com
4-23- ,11 .

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

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


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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 352-335-72231
(daytimne) 352-278-3136 (evening) 2-4-
08-10-11


Autos

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

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

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

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

JUNK CARS HAULED AWAY!
000 FREE FREE S FREE FREED E
MUST HAVE TITLE! METRO GNV ONLY!
CALL DON 215-7987 4-23-72-12

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

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

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.
S All vehicles "0" down
5 352-338-1999 4-23-08-58-12

* Sun City Auto Sales "
S Buy Here/Pay Here
S More than 300 vehicles in stock
5 30 days warranty any finance
0 352-338-1999 4-23-08-58-12

* Sun City Auto Sales
* Free service until end of contract
* Any vehicle finance
* Oil change/tune up/brake job
* 352-338-1999 4-23-08-58-12


Autos


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

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


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

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

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

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

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

EARN $60 THIS WEEK!
Donate Plasma & Save a Life

Best part-time job you'll ever have.
NEW DONORS
Bring this Ad and Earn an
Extra $5 on Your 2nd Donation.
DCI Biologicals 150 NW 6th St.
352-378-9204
4-23-08-72-14

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

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

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


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

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 p lus, 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 10Oam-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

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 salesileasing agents
w/ strong saleslclosing 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






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ll Help Wanted )

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


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WANTED
Energetic, serious, hard-working individual
to assist customers with high quality sport-
ing goods merchandise. We're looking for
the best. Full and part time opportuniteis. No
phone calls. Min 1 year commitment. Lloyd
Clarke Sports 1504 NW 13th St. 2-1-9-14


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


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


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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Earn $800-$3200 a month to drive brand
new cars with ads placed on them.
www.AdCarClub.com 4-23-59-14

ATTN: NE1 Look no futher. Goofy's LLC. Is
seeking you; assistant managers, customer
service reps, & managers. Goofysltalianlce
@live.com pay is hrly+/commissions. Email
& find out. 2-7-08-10-14

FLOWER SHOP HELPERS
Needed for Valentines. Apply in person 635
NW 13th St. 2-7-10-14

MEDICAL DOCTOR'S OFFICE
Needs part time medical/office assitant. Email
or fax resume to spohani@hotmail.com. fax
352-472-5761 1-31-08-5-14

SERVER EVENING HOURS
Experienced, friendly, reliable. Apply in per-
son 2-5pm NAPOLATANOS 606 NW 75 St.
1-29-08-3-14

Local paid internship with Servpro. Person
needs to be friendly, outgoing and neat
appearance. 15-25 hrs/wk. Tasks include
building relationships with clients. No previ-
ous experience required. Computer skills,
personal vehicle and resume required. Send
resume to servpro9519@bellsouth.net or fax
352-374-6591. 2-1-08-5-14

Exactech, Inc.
"A Great Day in the O.R."

Custodian needed to maintain a beautiful
medical device manufacturing facility. Must
have previous custodial work experience.
This is a full time position in a pleasant
team-based working environment with
exceptional pay & benefits. Please send
cover letter, resume & salary history to
human.resources@exac.cbm or fax 352-
378-2517 2-1-08-5-14


SALES ASSISTANTS NEEDEDI
Ladies and Gentlemen, Tomlinson Motor Co
is hiring sales assistants. Full or part time.
Flexible hours. Good driving record a must
4 Apply in person.3580 N. Main St. Gainesville
S2-1-08-5-14


FT/PT-Professional Salesperson
Great Pay and Bonus Opportunites!
Local Office at NW 10th Ave. and 6th St.
Call 321-406-1123 or 914-816-1123
Email QualityAssuredLLC@yahoo,com
2-1-5-14

Greed is good. We're a Gainesville-area
newspaper looking for an advertising sales
rep who loves to make money. This person
needs to be able to impress a client and
speak eloquently. We need an ad represen-
tative who can not only walk into a business
and show off the paper and its Website but
also write detailed, professional letters to
clients. We need somebody who can attend
Chamber of Commerce meetings and have
no problems starting conversations with
complete strangers. Your reward for having
this sort of talent will be a great paycheck.
We pay a base salary plus a very generous
percentage of whatever you sell. Yob will not
be disappointed. We don't care if you're just
graduating from college or have decades of
experience. We're looking for somebody who
can dazzle us and our clients. Please write
us a great cover letter and tell us why we
should consider you. If we like what we see,
we'll contact you and snswer your questions.
Send your cover letter, resume and any other
supporting material to: Ad Rep Position P
O Box 14257, Gainesville, FL 32604 4-23-
58-14

Chiropractic Asst. Front Office, PT, energetic
person, organized, detailed. 2:30pm 7pm
M-Th. $10/hr. Fax resume to 352-331-9230.
2-1-08-5-14

Gnv nonprofit, Florida Organic Growers/
Quality Certification Services, seeks 1 FT
organic processing certification coordinator,
1 FT livestock coordinator and 1 FT inspec-
tor. Exp/training in the organic industry prefd.
Send resume to fog@foginfo.org or fax to
352-377-8363. 2-4-08-5-14

400+ Counselor/Instructor Jobs!
3 Coed Summer Camps in PA.
Travel Paid. Top Salary.
Cool Nights & Warm Days!
1-800-488-4321, www.lohikan.com 4-23-
08-57-14

Sales and Marketing Coordinator
Ideal opportunity for right candidate who
wants to break away from sales and get into
marketing at professional growing company.
Outgoing, customer friendly and meticulous
applicants only. Previous successful sales
exp & computer skills req. No mngmnt exp
needed. Email resume and cover letter to
hr@trimarkproperties.com
4-23-58-14


Services

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

HYPNOTIST Stop smoking. Improve mem-
ory & concentration. Elminate bad habits.
Past life regression. Learn self hypnosis. Low
Student Rates. Leonard UmansAAPH, NGH
certified 379-1079 4-23-72-15

EVERGLADE EQUESTRIAN CENTER
The countryclub for horses & owners.
Customer lounge w/full kitchen & bath. 250' x
160' riding ring, round pen & jump paddock.
Lessons. 30 acres, 40 matted stalls, 19 sepa-
rate paddocks. 24-hr security, 352-591-3175
everglade-eqestrian.com 4-23-72-15

Want to be a CNA? Don't want to wait?
Express Training Services can get you certi-
fied under 3 wks! Hands-on exp, no videos.
Day/eve/wkend. Class sizes limited. 338-
1193 for details. expresstrainingservices.com
4-23-07-72-15

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

TLC HORSEBOARD
All facilities & amenities, quality instruc-
tion; 15 minutes from UF. Jan at 376-7762.
Greathouse Equestrian Ctr. 8-13-72-15


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Services


** GATOR MOVING & STORAGE **
Ask about the student special!
10 Free Boxes ($35 value!).
FL Reg MI 19 One item or a houseful!
Call Now! 352-374-4791, 800-797-6766
4-23-08-72-15

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

RESUMES! Quailty Editing, Writing,
Typesetting, Printing. RESUME CITY'S
Services from $34.95. Gator owned since
1981. E mail your resume for FREE1nalysis
and review: RESUMECITYUSA@AOL.Com
2-11-08-55-15

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

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

Editing and Proofreading Services: Mistake-
proof your paper starting at only $4.95/page.
Let our professional editors do the hard work
for you. Log on WriteltRight.com to perfect
your paper! 2-29-08-39-15

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

BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU. Learn traditional jiu-
jitsu technique and self-defense. Technique
on Tues. Spar on Thurs. 1st week free! 371-
1007. 4000 W. Newberry Rd. Nos falamos
portugues. 2-14-25-15

RECORD A HIT AT TAYLOR MADE MUSIC
Recording Studio. Bands, singers, rappers.
3 hour Intro Rock Block $100. Free set-up.
Pro Tools HD. Live rooms, good ears. Ask for
Glenn 374-9230 or 283-0630 1-29-r10-15

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

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

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

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

000**** FAFSA HELP ****
Former UF advisor will help you submit your
FAFSA & answer all of your questions about
Financial Aide. Hurry March 15 on time
deadline. Free consult. finaidguy@live.com
2-1-7-15

NATIVE TURKISH SPEAKER
available for tutoring in Turkish.
B.A. Degree in Turkish Language and
Literature. Call 352-328-9675 or e-msai
turkish.tutor.gnv@gmail.com. 2-14-08-
14-15

NECK & SHOULDER PAIN?
Relieve it! Move fluidly again with Rolfing.
15 minute neck/pain release $25.
Visit www.RolfingWithMiraa.com.
LMT, CR, FILic#12759. Visa/MC 373-5505
2-11-08-10-15


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prices include: Round-trip luxury cruise with
food. Accommodations on the island at your
choice of thirteen resorts. Discounts and GMG TRANSPORT
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ABORTION/ABORTION BY PILL (RU-486)
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Bread & Roses Women's Health Center
www:breadroses.com 352-372-1664
4-23-72-16

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

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

UNPLANNED PREGNANCY
Adoption is loving choice
A warm, caring, loving, financially secure,
happily married couple is looking to adopt a
baby. Lots of love promised, top notch edu-
cation and happy and secure future for. your
baby. Help with living expenses, medical,
counseling. Call Karen or Stan at Brenner
Law Offices. 1-800-362-9660. Confidential.
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CLINICAL HYPNOSIS For Behavior Change
& Trauma Resolution. Including- Smoking;
Stress; Sports; Relationship/Loss; PTSD;
Sexual Trauma. Institute For Clinical
Hypnosis, 665-0928 2-20-08-20-16


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

FLASHBACKS
Buys and sells modern casual clothing. 509
NW 10th Ave. 375-3752. We pay cash. Open
10-6. We buy till 5.. 4-23-72-18

*Family Chiropractic*
Since 1977. Two blocks from U.F.
373-7070
4-23-72-18

SAVE ON RAYBAN/SUNGLASSES
University Opticians
300 SW 4th Ave. 378-4480
4-23-72-18


Fitness Bootcamp
4 week camp
limited,.;jailability
For more information call
(352) 262-8402 2-20-30-20


FREE GRE WORKSHOP. UF Reading
&Writing Center offers this workshop
Monday Thursday, January 28th 31st.
Math on M, W 7:10 9:20; Verbal on T,R 5:
10 7:05 Call 392-2010 to register and learn
the room location. 1-29-4-14


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TUESDAY, JANUARY 29, 2008 t ALLIGATOR, 21

UF MEN'S BASKETBALL

Former Gator Humphrey searches for new team


By JENNA MARINA -
Alligator Staff Writer
jmarina@alligator.org

When Gators forward Dan Werner
strolled into the training room to get taped
before Sunday's game against Vanderbilt,
he was shocked to see his former road-
game roommate, Lee Humphrey, standing


there without his hair.
Humphrey impulsively decided
Saturday to fly to Gainesville to visit his
girlfriend and some friends and to check
out the team, so he hopped on a plane and
made it into town at 2 a.m.
"It was just awesome to see Lee,"
Werner said. "I see he shaved his head.
That's pretty wild. I like it, though."


Humphrey, who holds the UF record
(288) and NCAA Tournament record
(47) for career 3-pointers, returned home
to Maryville, Tenn., two days before
Christmas after he was released from the
Greek team PAOK.
The Greek league allows only two
American players per team, and when
PAOK felt it needed a point guard,
Humphrey was cut for former Loyola
(Md.) player Jason Rowe.
Humphrey said he had a lot to adjust
to while overseas, from the style of play to
the culture. The play is a lot more physical
and losing games was something new.
"We struggled. We. weren't doing that
well, which was a difficult change for me,"
Humphrey said.
Then there was his living environment.
Humphrey arrived in Greece on Aug. 26
to a non-air-conditioned condominium
and temperatures climbed to 40 degrees
Celsius, or 104 degrees Fahrenheit.
In order to sleep, Humphrey removed
the mattress from his bed frame and laid it
on the floor in front of his balcony. Sheets
and a comforter were out of the question.
Humphrey's travels to China and Brazil
with the Sports Reach program while he
was in college helped him adjust to the
culture, but he said the language barrier
was sometimes too much to overcome.
"Greek is hard," he said. "I was only
there for four months. I can say a few
phrases, and I picked up some stuff from
the guys in the locker room. There was a
few times, though, that I just had to resort
to waving my hands."


Still, Humphrey enjoyed the four
months he spent living in Greece.
He said he could see Mount Olympus
from his balcony on a clear day, and he
enjoyed immersing himself in the biblical
sites, not to mention the cuisine.
"I'm not picky. I'll play for anyone."
Lee Humphrey
Former UF guard

Humphrey said Greek salad was his
favorite dish. But it's not like the kind
made in America, and he apparently liked
it so much that he could rattle off all the
ingredients by memory during the phone
interview onions, tomatoes, olive oil....
While he was overseas, Humphrey
missed out on receiving his national cham-
pionship ring at an on-field ceremony
when UF's football team hosted Tennessee
on Sept. 15.
Although he regretted his absence, his
parents accepted the ring on his behalf.
His mother had her cell phone on during
the presentation so her son could listen to
the applause on the other end.
Humphrey finally saw the ring when he
came home "it's really big" and his
parents keep it in a safety deposit box with
the rest of his championship jewelry.
Humphrey said he would like to con-
tinue playing overseas, and he hopes he
will find a team to play for within the next
week
"I'm not picky," Humphrey said. "I'll
play for anyone."


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Sports
TUESDAY, JANUARY 29, 2008


ALLIGATOR
www.alligatorSports.org


Gators climb to


No. 20 in AP Poll


* UF WAS RANKED NO.
25 IN NOVEMBER.

By DANNY KLEIN
Alligator Staff Writer
dklein@alligator.org

The national champions are
back in the national picture.
After spending much of the
season unranked, UF (18-3,
5-1 Southeastern Conference)
cracked the polls Monday, com-
ing in at No. 20 in the Associated
Press Poll.
UF was ranked 25th in the
second poll of the season, but a
convincing 65-51 loss to Florida
SState sent the Gators off the
charts for more than a month.
They have now won seven
of their last eight games and
are coming off a dominating 86-
64 victory against then-No.14
Vanderbilt, who has since fallen
to No. 19. The revamped Gators
have enjoyed the surprising
success so far this season. UF's
5-1 conference mark is some-
thing even its own players
never saw coming.
"What are we now, 5-1?"
center Marreese Speights said.
"I bet no one, not even Coach
(Billy 'Donovan), expected
that."
In recent years, UF has been
a staple in the polls, and after
finishing the last two seasons
ranked No. 1, many outsiders
felt this group belongs on the
list. But voters and experts have
been skeptical of this new squad
devoid of the big names that de-
fined UF's rise to the top.


Even Donovan questioned
his team, pointing to its incon-
sistencies and youth as holes he
wasn't sure he could fill.
"Any preseason ranking
on our team or any ranking of
where we're supposed to be in
the SEC to me is completely un-
realistic," Donovan said before
UF's opener against Flagler,
"just because none of these
guys have played, so who really
knows."
"What are we now, 5-1?
I bet no one, not even
Coach (Billy Donovan),
expected that."
Marreese Speights
UF sophomore center

Then UF failed to impress
when the opportunities arose.
The Gators suffered two lop-
sided losses to FSU and Ohio
State and a loss to a ranked
Mississippi team on the road.
The Gators needed a sig-
nature win and got it Sunday
against Vanderbilt. Now, the
question becomes, how will this
inexperienced group react?
Donovan expressed concern
over the fragile egos of his play-
ers, who will now face success
foreign to many of them.
"Sometimes I think the
most difficult thing for a young
basketball team to handle is
success," he said. "We're not
that good that we think we can
show up in practice, show up in
SEE HOOPS, PAGE 23


UF BASEBALL

New NCAA start dates compress season


By EVAN DREXLER
Alligator Staff Writer
edrexler@alligator.org

With less than a month until baseball sea-
son begins, some signs of the sport's arrival
are showing at McKethan Stadium.
Workers were laying down bricks on
the concourse and mowing the infield grass
Monday morning, but the surest indication of
baseball's commencement comes Friday.
That's when full team practices start.
First year UF coach Kevin O'Sullivan,




*Men's basketball:
No. 7 Tennessee vs. Alabama
ESPN, 9 p.m.

Florida St. vs. Virginia Tech
FSN, 90p.m.


a former pitching coach at Clemson and
Virginia, stressed the
importance of the Gators'
pitching staff in practice
and at the season's onset.
"The first couple weeks
we've got five games a
week, so we're going to
really put our pitching
to the test early on," he
O'sullivan said at a press conference
Monday. "Our biggest concern right now
is making sure we solidify our roles on the


* NBA: Minnesota center Chris Richard was
assigned to the NBA Developmental League
on Monday. The rookie averaged 1.3 points
and 1.9 rebounds in 24 games for the Timber-
wolves this season, and he will now suit up for
the Sioux Falls Skyforce.


pitching staff."
Instead of the usual three- or four-game
weeks that they are used to, schools will play
a more compressed schedule this season after
the NCAA instituted universal start dates for
practice and games. Full team practice begins
nationwide Friday, and games cannot start
until Feb. 22, when UF hosts Siena College.
For the last seven years, UF baseball has
had an average start date of Feb. 7 and even
began play on Jan. 20 in 2000. Teams are still
playing the same 56-game schedule, but with
SEE BASE, PAGE 23


UF sheds

young label

with big wins

illy Donovan has spent most
of this season trying to con-
vince us not to buy into any
hype surrounding his team.
Until recently, I agreed with
him.
UF rose to No. 20 in the AP Poll
Monday after demolishing then-
No. 14 Vanderbilt on Sunday, a
well-deserved honor.
Granted,
the last time

were ranked
(No. 25 in
November),
Mike McCall Florida State
McCall-in' It s 1 apped
Like I See It them around
mmccalli@ailigator.org at home, but
I've seen
something
different from this team lately. -
They were supposed to be
inconsistent and easily rattled be-
cause that's just how young teams
are. Right?
Actually, they've been pretty
solid.
The areas in which you'd expect
an inexperienced team to struggle
haven't exactly plagued UF.
The Gators are No. 6 in the
country in shooting percentage
(50.2 percent) and ranked in the
top 25 in turnovers, fouls and as-
sists. All of those are categories
where young teams usually have
difficulties.
Part of those successes are due
to a non-conference schedule that
would make even a Big Ten foot-
ball team blush, but six games into
the Southeastern Conference slate,
UF is starting to turn heads and
making me think it can contend for
the conference title.
The Gators are 5-1 in the SEC,
with the only loss a 2-point game at
then-No. 18 Mississippi.
Wins over Vanderbilt and
Kentucky at home were impres-
sive, and a road victory against
SEE MIKE, PAGE 23


Today's question: Where should the UF men's basketball team be ranked?
Nos. 11-15 16-20 21-25 Unranked


Monday's question: Who was the men's basketball
team's most outstanding player in last week's wins
against South Carolina and Vanderbilt?


Calathes
Werner
Speights


FSU guard Jason Rich scores over UF forward Dan Werner in the
Gators' 65-51 loss in November, the last time UF was ranked.


Percent (Votes)
46% (31)
35% (24)
19% (13)
68 TOTAL VOTES








UF MEN'S TENNIS

Gators prepare-for first challenge


By CHRISTOPHER YAZBEC
Alligator Writer
cyazbec@alligator.org

The No. 14 UF men's tennis
team will face a tough early-
season test on Tuesday when
it travels to Miami to take on
the No. 36 Hurricanes.
The matchup will be the
first of two road matches this
week for the young squad,
which is coming off a 7-0 win
against Furman on Sunday.
UF coach Andy Jackson
said things will not be as
easy as they were in the first
match when the team faces its
in-state rival on the road, es-
pecially when fielding a team
with so little experience.
"The thing that I'm very
well aware of is that the step
up for five freshmen is huge
going to Miami," he said.
The Gators shut out


MIKE, from page 22


v

an Alabama team that was supposed to
physically dominate them said a lot for the
team's toughness.
Freshman Nick Calathes has yet to wilt
under the pressure of being the squad's
best offensive weapon, and Marreese


the Hurricanes last year in
Gainesville, and they know
Miami would like to enact
revenge on its archrival.
"Miami is one of our two
biggest natural rivalries,"
said Jackson, who is 27-1 in
six seasons against in-state
opponents. "They hate us.
It's the biggest match of the
year for them. It's going to be
a huge challenge for us, es-
pecially since we've got five
guys who are playing in their
second dual match."
While the match is good
for the rivalry itself, Jackson
said the more important re-
sult might be that the winner
gets the inside track to host
the first two rounds of the
NCAA tournament in May.
Last year, UF lost to
Florida State and conse-
quently had to travel to
Tallahassee later that year for


the first two rounds. Jackson
hopes his team can avoid that
same scenario with Miami.
"It's a big match because
of how it will impact who
will get to host," Jackson said.
"For me and
for our team,
I think it's a
lot more in-
centive. It's
going to be
a big chal-
lenge for
Jackson us."
Senior Greg Ouellette,
coming off a 7-6 (4), 7-5 vic-
tory on Sunday, will lead the
Gators on the No. 1 court. He
has never lost to Miami, so
he knows what it will take to
pull out a victory.
"They've got a really good
team," Ouellette said. "It will
be a good challenge for me
and especially the team."


Speights has had the proverbial fire lit be-
neath him recently as he becomes a threat
down low.
All of this is subject to change of course,
as UF still has to face No. 7 Tennessee twice
and travel to Vanderbilt and Kentucky, but
it's at least clear that the Gators have the
ability to make a run in the postseason.
They've advanced out of the ques-


Ouellette said that with so
many freshmen on the team,
it's tough for him to gauge
how they will respond to
each match.
"You .don't know what to
expect," he said. "They're
really talented. We have one
of the most talented teams
I've been on, but it's tough to
have that confidence because
you haven't seen them do it
yet. But I feel like once they
sink their teeth into it, they'll
definitely start picking it
up."
As for Ouellette's own
expectations on Tuesday's
match and the rest of the
season:
"It's my last year," he said.
"I want to try to make the
most of it. I love being able
to play (No.) 1 and have the
crowd behind me. It's really
a treat."


tion-mark phase, so let's drop that "baby
Gators" label, because UF has proven it
can play more than just a few competitive
games.
Next Tuesday, the Gators will take on
the Volunteers in Knoxville, and I won't be
shocked if they come out with a win.
If they do, even Donovan may have to
believe the hype.


TUESDAY, JANUARY 29,2008 N ALLIGATOR, 23
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O'Sullivan stresses need for pitching depth,
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the games closer together.
"There's no more of those three
games a week ... where you've got
-the whole week off," O'Sullivan
said.
The schedule squeeze puts the
most. strain on the pitchers' arms,
he added.
"It's certainly a whole staff con-
tribution," he said. "Your time is
limited as far as getting their arms
in shape."
It also increases the importance of
pitchers lower on the depth charts.
"You're using more pitchers
"There's nothing we can do
about it. Everybody in the
country is facing the same
thing."
Kevin O'Sullivan
UF baseball coach


with the schedule the way it is,"
O'Sullivan said. "That eighth, ninth,
10th pitcher is important. It certainly
gives you a lot more ideas before
you enter conference play."
O'Sullivan has not discussed the
late start with his athletes but said
they must play the hand they have
been dealt.
"It's something that's there,"
O'Sullivan said. "There's nothing
we can do about it. Everybody in the
country is facing the same thing."
The dense schedule does allow
the team to feel itself out faster than
usual.


expre,

tchers on the
idssud who he


"We'll throw the guys right into the felt would step into big roles.
fire." Kyle Mullaney, a right-handed


sses interest

sophomore who can thro
pitches for strikes, could s
on Friday nights. O'Sulli
scribed Mullaney as consis


UF junior Stephen Locke fields a bunt against Central Florida last season at McKethan Stadi
Gators will need Locke to recapture his 2005 self to bolster a young pitching staff.


in UF forward Allen

w three a fast worker. He finished last year
ee starts with a 4-2 record, and his 4.25 ERA
van de- is third-lowest among returning
tent and pitchers.
Junior lefty Stephen Locke looks
to return to form after a disappoint-
ing 2007. O'Sullivan hopes he gets
back to his 2005 self, when he went
5-2 with a 4.04 ERA.
Sophomore Billy Bullock and
freshman Tommy Toledo could also
see consistent time on the mound.
The team is relatively healthy
and in good shape, O'Sullivan said,
and he actually prefers beginning
late because it gives the team more
time to exercise after winter break.
"There's no way to get your
pitchers in shape before that date,"
O'Sullivan said.

NO ALLEN YET: UF basketball for-
ward Adam Allen, who averages
11.9 minutes and 5 points per game,
may join the baseball team after the
basketball season is over.
O'Sullivan made it clear that
Allen would not talk to the base-
ball team until basketball ends but
seemed interested in the idea.
"We really haven't had a
whole lot of contact with Adam,"
O'Sullivan said. "His first respon-
sibility right now is bast2tball,
and when they're done with their
season we'll certainly address it at
S that point."
Allen played first base and
pitcher in high school, sometimes
reaching 90 mph on the radar gun.
e File Photo His cousin Ryne Jernigan plays
u. second base and shortstop for the
im. The University of South Alabam.,


Ranking may be

mixed blessing

HOOPS, from page 22

games and just win.
"But if we want to be a good team, a
good program, we're going to be ranked.
We want to be ranked. It's recognition
that you have a good team, but we need
to be able to handle those expectationsI
don't know if we deserve to be there or
not, but we need to keep things in per-
spective."
The Gators have
enjoyed flying under
the radar this season.
Men's UF's most experienced
Basketball player, junior Walter
Hedge, wondered if
the team would be
better without recognition.
"When we're not ranked we stay
focused," Hodge said. "Teams don't
think about us. I bet all the teams in the
nation just come here thinking they can
beat us."
As the Gators move forward,
Donovan hopes the national attention
will help the team improve. He noted
that UF still has a way to go before it
reaches where it needs to be.
"It's fantasy land," Donovan said.
"You get wrapped up in all this stuff,
but the bottom line is, it's not Selection
Sunday. You have to go play games."






24, ALLIGATOR U TUESDAY, JANUARY 29, 2008

UF WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

Gators starting to look towards NCAA Tournament


By PHIL KEGLER
Alligator Staff Writer
( pkegler@alligator.org

Sunday's win at South Carolina
may turn out to be a pivotal point in
the season, and it turns out the team
got a hint of that from its coaching
staff before the game.
Assistant coach Susie Gardner
said MSnday that the coaches spoke
to the players specifically about the
NCAA Tournament and how big a
win against the Gamecocks would
be on the heels of a blowout loss to
Georgia on Thursday.
"Sometimes as a coaching staff
you take a chance," said Gardner,
who filled in for head coach
Amanda Butler at Monday's press
conference because Butler is out
recruiting.
"Do you want to put that added
pressure on a team? Can they
handle success? We felt like we
had nothing to lose by telling them,
'You all need to be talking about the
NCAA Tournament.'"
Despite a lackluster 1-1 week


with a bad loss and a win against
a team it was supposed to defeat,
someone else thinks the Gators
might play in the Big Dance.
ESPN.com analyst Charlie
Creme included UF (14W6, 3-2
Southeastern Conference) in his
weekly bracket projection for the
first time Monday.
He slotted the Gators as the
No. 10 seed in the Oklahoma City
region.
With an RPI of 39 according to
CollegeRPI.com, UF has just one
win against a team with a sub-50
RPI its season-opening 82-71
win at home against Xavier.
"If nothing else, the Gators have
been consistent," Creme wrote.
"But at some point they will need
to beat someone they aren't sup-
posed to."
UF will have that chance this
week as Vanderbilt (14-6, 3-2 SEC,
26 RPI) comes to town Thursday
and No. 8 LSU (16-3, 5-0 SEC, 11
RPI) visits Sunday
Gardner couldn't tell how the
team took the talk initially because


there wasn't a lot of reaction. They
didn't even nod, she said.
"I think behind the scenes when
we're not in that locker room, I
believe that it has come up in con-
versation," she said. "I heard that
Depree Bowden is talking about it,
and that's important. ... We needed
to just plant the
seed and where
they take it is up
to them."
Each win
is crucial for a
Gators team that
still has road
ar dates against
Gardner Georgia and
Tennessee ahead.
"We have to be realistic when
you look at our SEC schedule,"
Gardner said. "We have to be
honest with ourselves that there
are certain teams out there that
have the name Tennessee, LSU on
their jerseys. South Carolina was a
game that one, we needed to play
well, and two, flat out, we needed
to win."


LOSING THE BATTLE ON THE GLASS:
UF has been outrebounded by
double digits in the last two games
after winning the rebounding battle
in 14 of its first 18 games. Some of
this may have to do with the Gators
facing taller frontcourts. Georgia
has 6-foot-3 All-American Tasha
Humphrey and 6-foot-5 Angel
Robinson, and South Carolina has
6-foot-6 Ilona Burgrova and 6-foot-
4 Demetress Adams.
Contrast that with UF's tallest
player, 6-foot-3 Aneika Henry who
averages 6.2 rebounds per game.
Henry has plenty of help from
her shorter teammates, though
- Marshae Dotson averages 8.9
boards per game,, and Sharielle
Smith contributes 6.1.
Dotson ranks second in the SEC
with 9.2 rebounds per game in con-
ference play. LSU's Sylvia Fowles,
the league's leading rebounder in
conference games, comes to town
Sunday.
UF did grab two key rebounds
near the end of Sunday's game, one
each by Dotson and Henry.


"It is something we need to ad-
dress, but at the same time you can
still win basketball games while
being outrebounded if you get the
right ones," Gardner said.

HENRY WORKING ON OFFENSE:
Henry, a junior college transfer, con-
tinues to have a rough time scoring
against the taller opponents in her
first season of SEC play. She has
averaged just 4.2 points per game
in the five conference games and
scored 1 point in last week's two
games. Her best conference perfor-
mance came against Alabama on
Jan. 13 when she scored 14 points.
Gardner attributes the struggles
to the difference in competition.
"She's still learning the level
of play and physicality of play
in the conference," Gardner said.
"She's going to have to do other
things such as play defense or get
rebounds or block or alter some
shots.
"Scoring may not be what
Aneika brings to our team until the
end of February."


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