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VOLUME 101 ISSUE 90 . . We Inform. You Decide. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2008
University marks 50 years of integration
* A YEARLONG CELEBRATION
BEGINS THIS MONTH.
BY KATIE SANDERS
Fifty years ago, George H. Starke
Jr. made headlines when he came to
campus. At 27 years old, Starke en-
tered UF's law school and made the
news because he was the first black
student ever enrolled at UE
This year marks the 50th an-
niversary of integration at UF, the
year when Starke, the son of a black
doctor in Sanford, was admitted
into UF's formerly whites-only
College of Law.
UF will commemorate the
event with a yearlong series of
events starting this month, called
"Celebrating the Firsts."
"We are celebrating the people
who took the first steps in making it
happen at the University of Florida,"
Affairs Alford, UF's
director of com-
Met with little protest
UF's announcement that a black
student had passed the law school's
admission examination in August
1958 was shrouded in mystery, as
officials would not name the stu-
dent because of university policy,
said UF historian Carl Van Ness.
On the first day of fall classes,
Sept. 15, 1958, Starke's presence was
met with little protest from white
students and officials.
Van Ness said the reaction was
unexpected on a campus where
dressing up as Confederate soldiers
for "plantation balls" was the norm
for one fraternity.
"It's really surprising how quick-
ly whites changed their attitudes,"
he said. "Florida has always been
a little different from most Southern
Starke, who was described as
mild-mannered in the Sept.19, 1958,
edition of the Alligator, reported
SEE 50, PAGE 13
Early-morning fire kills 1
The victim not
An early-morning fire at a house next
to Bivens Arm Lake left one person dead
Thursday, according to Alachua County Fire
The victim, who as of Thursday night had
not yet been identified by the county's medi-
cal examiner, was found near the front door
by firefighters attending to the blaze, said Fire
Marshal Mark Smith.
A neighbor of the home, which is located
at the end of a dirt road cul-de-sac at 1875 SW
35th Place, saw the roof was on fire and called
911 at 8:09 a.m., Smith said.
By the time city and county firefighters ar-
rived about nine minutes later, he said, about
three-fourths of the house was engulfed in
Smith said the fire took about half an hour
to extinguish. No other homes nearby were
involved in the fire.
Officials are still unsure what sparked the
blaze, though the State Fire Marshal's Office
The Alachua County Sheriff's Office has
also begun an investigation into the victim's
Smith said firefighters found no activated
smoke alarms inside the home.
The house has since been condemned by
Alachua County Code Enforcement.
- DREW HARWELL
By KATIE GALLAGHER
It could be months before the passage of
Amendment 1 starts to impact the housing
market and local budgets, but meanwhile,
many are left to wonder exactly what that
impact will be.
The amendment to the state constitution,
which passed Tuesday with 64 percent of the
vote, cuts property taxes on homes and allows
homeowners to take a percentage of tax ben-
efits with them when they move - an option
The number of people who will take
advantage of that option is impossible to
measure, local officials and real estate agents
agree, making it equally impossible to gauge
the effect it will have in Gainesville. John
Howe, a broker for Watson Realty Corp., said
even though the stagnant housing market was
starting to pick up before
sales are still slow.
"We're not going to
see a mad rush of people
jumping out into home
ownership," he said.
"They're still going to be
Crist Right now, he said,
there are 2,500 houses on the market in the
Gainesville area - selling at about 10 to 15 a
day. Houses that used to sell in 30 days now
take three to six months.
Michael Kitchens, executive vice president
SEE AMEND, PAGE 13
* Dan Werner
(right) and the
No. 20 UF men's
basketball team will
travel to Arkansas
on Saturday. Coach
Billy Donovan is
trying to keep his
team's ranking from
going to its head.
See story, pg. 24
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See story, pg. 9.
CROSSWORD 18 Thunder
SPORTS 24 Storms
Local governments brace
for amendment's impact
Nicole Safker / Alligator Staff
Tim Viau jumps over a ramp on his skateboard at a skate park in Northeast
Gainesville that opens today. See story, pg. 4.
2, ALLIGATOR U FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2008
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allUME 101UE gator
VOLUME 101 ISSUE 90 I |SSN 0889-2423
Writing on the Wall Closing
Plaza of the Americas, 1:15
The wall symbolizing the in-
tolerance in the community
will be torn down. It will be ac-
companied by a speech and live
The Historic Thomas Center,
5 p.m. to 7 p.m., tonight
UF's Center for European
Studies will be one of the host's
for this event, which will fea-
ture games, music and food.
Students are welcome to come
dressed in medieval garb.
Civic Media Center, 9 p.m.,
Florida Alternative Breaks,
which organizes student com-
munity service trips during aca-
demic breaks, will be hosting a
fundraising concert featuring
Breaking Past, Conquistadors
and several others. Tickets are
$5 at the door.
Chinese New Year's Festival
Reitz Union Grand Ballroom,
6 p.m., Sunday
The Chinese American Student
Association will host a show-
case of traditional Chinese
performances infused with
modem Chinese American pop
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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2008 N ALLIGATOR, 3
SG online voting may be contested
By ILEANA MORALES
Online voting for UF Student
Government elections is the closest it's
been to a reality in three years, but its
supporters expect SG officials to block
an amendment they have worked to get
on the ballot for the upcoming elections
on Feb. 26 and 27.
The group Students for Online
Voting turned in a petition Tuesday
signed by more than 5,000 students for
an amendment to make online voting
standard for SG elections.
Tommy Jardon, a UF law student
and the group's president, said SG offi-
cials would try to block the amendment
again because they are afraid of a larger
and more diverse student turnout.
Student Body President Ryan
Moseley said increasing voter turnout
is a top SG priority, but he hasn't seen
online voting work well at other uni-
"What it does to the institution itself
is not positive," Moseley said. "The
parties and the people that run take it a
little less serious."
Jardon said turnout tends to double
at schools using online voting, includ-
ing SFCC and Florida State University.
He said online voting would save
money, improve ballot secrecy and pro-
vide more accurate results.
According to SG finance records,
election costs for spring 2006 totaled to
Jardon said making online voting
standard would cost $2,400 each year,
and the one-time cost for the online sys-
tem could range from $500 to $3,000.
Jardon said he expects SG officials to
take the amendment to the UF Supreme
Court to question its constitutionality.
Student Senate President Kevin
Reilly, who is also running for Student
Body president in February, said he also
expects to see online voting in court but
declined to comment
until after the court's
Jardon said online
voting has been con-
S_ ? troversial since he
|was on the first SG
committee to investi-
MoseleyB gate its practicality in
Moseley the summer of 2004.
In spring 2005, students collected
enough petition signatures to submit
the option for online voting, but it never
made it on the ballot.
In a secret meeting, the court invali-
dated the initiative because of ambigu-
ous wording and sent ballots to print
without it, he said. The meeting violated
Florida Sunshine laws, but the court got
"a slap on the wrist," he said.
Students got a partial solution when.
computers replaced paper ballots in
elections for fall 2005 and spring 2006.
But with long lines and high costs for
poll workers, it wasn't enough, he said.
Online voting faced another road-
block in 2006, he said. Former Student
Body President John Boyles asked the
court to investigate its constitutionality.
The court decided that paper bal-
lots and the semi-online voting option
already used were constitutional, but
complete online voting was not because
it could lead to voter coercion, he said.
Jardon said the decision was ironic
because voter coercion is common
among the mostly Greek SG officials
who depend on fellow Greeks to vote
them into positions.
Greek organizations ensure votes
by keeping lists of members' names
and making sure they turn in "I Voted"
stickers, he said. While there is noth-
ing illegal about the practice, it's more
forceful than letting students vote on-
line, he said.
Online voting showed up in court
again on Jan. 15, when SG officials
questioned the online voting group's
petition deadline. But the court left the
date for Tuesday, and the group turned
in its petition for the amendment.
Jardon said his group is preparing
for the worst possible outcome in court.
"What they would basically be do-
ing is telling 10 percent of students 'We
don't give a lick what you think,'" he
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for SG hopefuls
The parties registered for UF's Student
Government elections on Feb. 26 and 27 will hold
interviews today, Monday and Tuesday to recruit
students interested in SG executive or senate
The interviews will take place in the Reitz
Union Room 284 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.
Students must present their Gator 1 cards to
Six parties - Student
Student Alliance, Progress, Orange and
Government Blue, Gator, Swamp and Pants
- are currently registered, said
Sarah Krantz, SG Supervisor of Elections.
About 500 students usually turn out over the
three days, she said. Each party is limited to ac-
cepting 47 people.
"I think it's a great way to start being politically
active," Krantz said. "If you're politically active
now, hopefully it'll be something you stick with
for the rest of your life."
Last year, the Gator party was the only one to
fill all its open spots, she said.
There's no required dress code, but Krantz said
she would recommend that SG hopefuls wear
casual business attire. Students will find out by
Wednesday whether they've been chosen to run
with a certain party, she said.
- KIM WILMATH AND ILEANA MORALES
4, ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2008
New skate park nears completion | ( m
Some locals already testing it
By KATIE GALLAGHER
A new skate park was intended to
open today in Northeast Gainesville
- but local skateboarders couldn't
wait that long.
"To be honest with you, they're
skating on it already," said Patrick
Byrne, capital projects manager for the
Department of Parks, Recreation and
But that's all right, Byrne said. The
park, at the city's Northeast Complex
at 1028 NE 14th St., just needs a few
finishing touches like sodding, land-
scaping and a rules sign.
"Other than that, all the amenities
are in, and the kids are using it," he
Byrne said the new park's features
include a grind box, quarter pipe, half
pipe, comer hip and grind rail.
The park is just one way the city
has been good to its skateboarders
A skate park at Westside Park, on
the comer of Northwest 34th Street
and Northwest 8th Avenue, recently
had all its old wooden ramps replaced.
The city also has plans to construct a
concrete skate bowl by
Local next fall at Possum Creek
News Park on Northwest 53rd
The renovations, skate bowl and
new skate park are being paid for out
of city capital funds designated long
ago for that purpose, Byme said, and
are unaffected by city budget cuts.
Matt Cala, a SFCC student and
competitive skateboarder, tried out the
new park Thursday with his friend,
Koki Loaiza, 20.
"I live closer to the other one, but
if there's a good park anywhere near
Gainesville, we'll go skate it," Cala
The new park was small, he said,
and both he and Loaiza said the equip-
ment was manufactured.
But the park has a poured concrete
ground, which Cala and Loaiza said
was better than Westside's blacktop.
Byrne said he hopes skateboarders
take a sense of ownership over the
parks and remember not to litter or
"People from the public are more
than welcome to use it," he said. "We
hope they use it."
Cala said he thought they would.
"When I started skateboarding, it
was so not cool," he said. "Now it's
Organization hosts panel to discuss interracial dating
By LIA GANOSELLIS
A group of about 20 students of various
backgrounds, including white, black, Hispanic
and Asian, discussed interracial dating and its
role in society Thursday night at Griffin-Floyd
FEARLESS, or Fiercely Eradicate All
Racism, Love Enemies, and Serve Society,
a UF student organization that speaks out
against racism, invited three panelists to
answer questions and offer opinions on inter-
racial relationships. ,
The group showed various video clips to
the audience, including one from "The Ricki
Lake Show" in which a black woman was an-
gry because her white co-worker was dating a
The panelists shared their reactions after
Michael Leslie, a UF telecommunication
professor who specializes in the media's
portrayal of different races and cultures, said
he could understand the black woman's reac-
Leslie said black women feel threatened by
white women who date black men because it
gives them fewer options to choose from.
Emma Phan, a counselor at the UF
Counseling Center, said families' and friends'
expectations influence how people feel about
dating someone outside their race, but that
shouldn't stop them.
"I think anybody who steps out of
the boundaries will be criticized."
"Find your own voice and fight against the
indoctrination," Phan said.
Phan, who is Vietnamese, is also in an inter-
It took her seven years to tell her family
that her husband is black, she said.
Mary Fukuyama, another UF counselor,
said society is adapting to the idea of inter-
racial relationships, but backlash always fol-
"I think anybody who steps out of the
boundaries will be criticized," Fukuyama
James Jackson, president and founder of
FEARLESS, said in an interview before the
panel that interracial dating has become more
socially acceptable, but there's more work to
"There are always going to be setbacks,"
"Things may not be so idealistic right now,
but they're not so dark either."
New vet hospital
design in works
By LIA GANOSELLIS
Two architectural firms are closing in on a final design
for the UF College of Veterinarian Medicine's new hospital
for small animals.
Although the college will keep its existing hospital in-
tact with a few improvements, the new building will offer
several new features for veterinarians, students, clients and
Sarah Carey, spokeswoman for the college, said UF
has needed a new veterinary hospital for
U F years.
Projects "We haven't substantially changed
our building since we opened our doors,"
Carey said. The hospital opened in 1978.
The college raised about $4 million in donations before
it received permission from the Florida Legislature to pro-
ceed with designs for the $58 million, 90,000-sqare-foot
building, she said.
Although she said raising enough money was the big-
gest hurdle, the college reached its funding goal in fall 2007.
The state will match the donations to the college, she said.
The two architectural firms have designed a sustainable
building that will include expansive windows to allow for
natural sunlight, according to a news release.
"Natural sunlight is expected to facilitate the healing,"
The new hospital will include an emergency clinic and
areas for physical therapy and surgeries, the release states.
Glen Hoffsis, dean of the college, said the hospital
would help accommodate growing needs for animal care,
attract qualified specialists from around the world and ex-
pand student enrollment in the college.
A Little Evening Jazz
The Marty Liquori Jazztet performs at Leonardo's 706 restaurant on West University Avenue on Thursday
evening. The band is comprised of, from left, Marty Liquori on guitar, Ben Champion on tenor saxophone,
Mike Pokriefka on drums and Vic Donnell on keyboards and bass guitar.
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What a week. One new amendment and a few new city
commissioners later, and we're still reeling from all the politi-
cal madness. As we inch closer and closer to Super Tuesday,
presidential candidates have been dropping like flies, and
the remaining few are fighting for their lives.
But we can't wait until we finally make it to Sunday, when
we can watch a fight over something that people really care
about - the Super Bowl. So before you start all your pre-
gaming and nacho-dipping, sit back with this week's edition
Darts & Laurels
First up, we give a it-must-have-been-hard-to-cut-your-
losses double LAUREL to former presidential hopefuls
John Edwards and Rudy Giuliani. Edwards gracefully
stepped aside to let history "blaze its path" without reveal-
ing an endorsement, while America's mayor dropped out
after finishing third in the Florida primary and endorsed
Either way, they both handled it well for guys who just
gave up on their Oval Office dreams, and now we get to see
the real front-runners fight for the nomination.
Another fight may be brewing in the state Legislature,
causing us to hand over a you-are-crazy-for-messing-with-
a-sweet-deal DART to Sen. Jeremy Ring. His discriminato-
ry bill to base Bright Futures scholarships on what a student
chooses to study couldn't be more uninformed. The whole
purpose of the scholarship is to keep talented students in
Florida, not to make them feel like their state doesn't value
Sorry, Ring, but how we choose our major will never
be based on a price. And we can't help but wonder what
he majored in when he went to college, though we have a
sneaking suspicion it wasn't rocket science. -
As it turns out, some UF students will need more of that
Bright Futures money in order to pay for campus scooter
and motorcycle parking decals if a proposed price increase
green DART goes to UF's Transportation and Parking
Services. The proposal to increase the scooter decal price
236 percent, from $36 per year to $121 per year, is unreason-
able, and will surely have more students switching back to
driving their gas-guzzling cars on campus.
The fact that Ron Fuller, assistant director of
Transportation and Parking Services, tried to justify the
decal increase by referring to the "grand scheme of things"
has us questioning just exactly what scheme he's really talk-
Moving on to larger problems, all our fears were realized
this week when Florida voters approved the adoption of
property tax Amendment 1. So we give a did-you-actually-
idea DART to Florida's voters, most likely senior citizens,
who filled in the bubble next to "yes."
The amendment will now be just another benefit to the
wealthy at the expense of the middle class. We hope those
who voted to pass it are ready to deal with billion-dollar
shortfalls in local government budgets and less funding for
first responders, parks and recreation, and infrastructure
Finally, we offer a thank-God-there's-a-congressman-
who-actually-does-his-job LAUREL to Connecticut Sen.
Christopher Dodd. He vowed to continue to stop a Senate
bill last week that would grant retroactive legal protection
to any phone or Internet company that helped with the
president's secret wiretapping program.
Our faith in Congress has been renewed - at least until
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So, you're getting your pizza tracked electronically on the Internet. Chances
are you might be interested in some of these additional toppings for your
I is only days away.
People across the country are buying big-screen televi-
,ions, cases of their favorite beer and popcorn with movie-
theater butter. They're rearranging the living-room furniture
to fit two extra couches and a corduroy-beanbag chair.
They're inviting over co-workers, neighbors and that guy
they met in line at the liquor store.
Because it's almost Super Bowl Sunday: the once-a-year
opportunity to join with friends and watch action-packed,
never-before-seen.. .commercials. Or football, if that's more
of your thing.
Personally, I wait for the game to come back on before I
go to the bathroom or grab another handful of chips. I don't
want to miss any of the good stuff.
And there is usually a lot to laugh at during the commer-
There are beer ads with men behaving like children. There
are Snickers ads with men looking ridiculous. Oh, and there
are General Motors ads with men acting stupid.
I think that about stuns up every commercial I saw last
A popular favorite was the Snickers commercial in which
two men accidentally kissed, then ripped off their own chest
hair in order to do something manly.
An ad for Bud Light that received big laughs showed men
slapping each other across the face because the fist pump
went out of style.
The ad that won the Chevy Super Bowl College Ad
Challenge turned a car wash into a striptease when men on
the street couldn't seem to keep their hands, or bodies, off a
Now come on, guys. You're not all immature and foolish.
I'm studying advertising so it's possible that I've read
way too much into this, but aren't art and entertainment sup-
posed to, in some way, reflect life? Apparently, ad agencies
everywhere employ either women who get a laugh out of
inate against men
making all men look stupid or men
who get a laugh out of making other
men look stupid.
I am not saying that the absurdity
of everyday men behaving like idi-
ots isn't entertaining. However, this
is not at all close to reality. I mean,
Carly Hallam I've definitely met men who fit the
email@example.com idiot label. We all know a few. One
of them may even be sitting on your
beanbag chair during the game.
But in all fairness, there are plenty of intelligent, lev-
elheaded guys in this world. This could be the new male
stereotype, if only it were funny.
Assuming the majority of Super Bowl viewers are men,
clearly guys aren't too insulted.
Maybe this Sunday we'll watch an ad where two guys
decide who gets the last Bud by seeing who can solve a math
problem the fastest. Maybe a couple of guys will greet each
other by reciting pieces of cultural trivia. Maybe after kiss-
ing, two men will enjoy the liberating feeling of breaking the
mold. Hmm, probably not.
I'm guessing the stupidity will continue. Commercial
breaks will most likely be filled with shirtless, mindless and
shameless men on their worst behavior. They will undoubt-
edly embarrass themselves, and they will consequently get
a laugh from every guy who's watching, which is great be-
cause that's what any Super Bowl ad aims for.
As a female, I am not terribly bothered by the obvious
stereotype. Looking back at ads from the '50s, women were
always the butt of the joke. But it's 2008, and we should be
past that now. If I were a man I might be a little worried about
the public's opinion of my gender. I'd consider the trite, over-
simplified image a real manly slap in the face.
Carly Hallam is an advertising senior. Her column appears on
The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator.
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Letters to the :.'. --
Decal increase exploits scooter drivers
I am writing about the proposed increase
for motorcycle and scooter parking decals.
Guess what? If they raise the price of a scooter
decal to the same price as a car decal, I'm go-
ing to drive my car to campus!
I am especially frustrated by the bureau-
cratic tyranny of UF's Transportation and
Parking Services, which leaves assistant direc-
tor Ron Fuller free to blow off concerns about
the increase by stating in an article, "We have
no happy customers."
So you don't have to even bother paying at-
tention to the concerns of your customers? You
are free to take advantage of them? In fact, you
care so little that you insult your customers by
saying their chosen mode of transportation
sits around like "road mosquitoes."
We can argue all day about the 1
costs of scooters, but in the end, a
increase is about being taken adva
the university. Oh, and Mr. Fuller,
happy customer. I hope it stays tha
Not everyone knows Sam Miore
After reading Sam Miorelli's sel
rant regarding the spring Student C
elections, I think I speak for the St
when I ask, who is Sam Miorelli?
Lntage of by
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I am a very Bright Futures bill is unconstitutional
at way. Sen. Jeremy Ring's Florida Bright Futures
itthew Smith Scholarship Program bill is unconstitutional,
late, zoology and it violates the equal protection clause of
Section 1 of the 14th Amendment to the U.S.
When Bright Futures was first enacted
l|li into law, it provided an objective means for
f-important disbursal of scholarship funds.
government This bill seeks to create inequity in the
udent Body Bright Futures program by favoring stu-
dents that choose a major from a predeter-
Justin Miller mined list.
2LS Therefore, it will be challenged in court
and ultimately be declared unconstitu-
This will waste money in court costs and
cause public university administrators to
involuntarily waste time they would other-
wise be using for more productive goals.
Students should go to www.flsenate.gov
and read the full text of the bill. They will,
also see that it has not been referred to a
committee yet, as it will most likely be pi-
geonholed by the senate leadership.
Sen. Ring should spend less time trying
to "fix" Bright Futures and more time serv-
ing the interests of his constituents by work-
ing on property taxes, property insurance,
bringing higher paying jobs to Florida and
other more important issues.
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Health officials on alert after UCF meningitis cases
* USF STUDENT DIED FROM
DISEASE IN THE FALL.
By DEBORAH SWERDLOW
In the past two weeks, two
University of Central Florida stu-
dents contracted the bacteria that
can cause meningitis, putting UF
health officials on "heightened
alert" for possible cases at UF.
One student received the men-
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UCF officials said.
The cases, which appear to be
unrelated, are the second and third
instances of meningitis-related ill-
ness at UCF this academic year,
said Michael Deichen, UCF Health
Center's medical director.
The State University System
dealt with another bacterial men-
ingitis case last semester at the
University of South Florida. In that
case, a student died.
In response to the USF case, the
Board of Governors, the university
system's highest governing body,
passed a motion at its Jan. 24 meet-
ing requiring all incoming students
to receive the vaccine or sign a
waiver accepting risks
Public of non-imnmunization.
Health The current state-
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quires students who live on campus
to be vaccinated.
Philip Barkley, UF's Student
Health Care Center director, said
UF already requires all incoming
students, regardless of whether they
live on campus, to receive the vac-
cine or sign a waiver acknowledging
the risks. UF has not had any recent
cases, Barkley said.
He said he couldn't be sure UF's
broad vaccination policy prevented
any meningitis cases from occur-
ring, and he stressed the need for
more education about the disease.
To avoid contracting meningitis,
he advised students to get enough
rest, exercise often and practice
common-sense prevention such as
frequent hand washing.
While he didn't know whether
the incidence of meningitis cases
this year was unusually high,
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For impatient pizza lovers, chain unveils Web tracker
By KRISTEN HUFF
Alligator Contributing Writer
Those who need more of a stalk-
ing fix than Facebook provides can
feed their addiction with Domino's
Pizza's newly launched Pizza
When customers place an order
online or by phone, they can go
online and see if their pizzas are
being prepared, baked, boxed or
delivered. Once delivered, custom-
ers cannot see exactly where the
pizza is, but they can know it is on
its way. They can also learn who is
delivering their pizza and rate that
The tracker, which expanded
Wednesday from online orders to
include phone orders, is in all five of
the Gainesville-area locations with
Gainesville establishments were
part of the 3,400 stores to launch
the tracker this week. The goal is
to have it in all stores nationwide
by June 30.
Eric Smith, vice president of
operations for the Gainesville fran-
chises, did not yet know how many
customers used the tracker or if they
rated employees, but -he expects to
find out that information soon.
The real test of approval will be
Sunday for the Super Bowl - "the
busiest four hours of the year," he
said - when the demand for piz-
zas will be high and customers will
want to know the status of their
Smith said Domino's has started
using this technology solely for the
purpose of giving the customers a
choice, not because Domino's wants
to cut down on calls.
He said technology is the driving
force behind business.
"I believe that without staying
on top of technology, you're going
to fall behind," he said. "We're very
proud of this new pizza tracker be-
ing the first in the world."
"We're very proud of this
new pizza tracker being the
first in the world."
vice president of operations for
the Gainesville Dominos
William Cossa, general manager
of Papa John's on West University
Avenue, said Papa John's does not
have an online tracking system that
customers can use, but orders can be
tracked in the store by employees.
Cossa does not think that the
tracking system will be a factor in
customers deciding between the
Steve Solomon, one of the own-
ers of Leonardo's by the Slice, said
his restaurant does not deliver.
"Our product is food," he said.
"Their product is convenience and
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Troy Wood, a Domino's Pizza delivery driver, prepares to deliver a pizza in front of the chain's Southwest
13th Street location on Thursday.
Solomon said his restaurant
has a Web site but it is meant to
"We're low-tech," he said, cit-
ing the use of brick ovens as an
UF sophomore Rutger Myers
said he prefers ordering in because
it's easier and more convenient.
Myers said he's ordered pizza
before, but he has not used a tracker.
"I'm not really interested in where
the pizza is in Gainesville," he said,
"just how long it's going to take to
get to me."
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Climate-crisis panel focuses on possible solutions
By APRIL DUDASH and
Alligator Contributing Writers
Focus the Nation, a national organization
that emphasizes global warming educa-
tion, held a "Science of Climate Change"
panel Thursday afternoon in UF's Ustler Hall
Atrium to discuss possible solutions to the
Gainesville Mayor Pegeen Hanrahan, who
has been involved in conservation efforts for
more than a decade, gave a presentation on
Gainesville's efforts to conserve energy and
reduce carbon dioxide emissions into the at-
"What is really happening on the ground
in America's cities and counties?" Hanrahan
said. "The answer is: quite a bit. Certainly,
Gainesville and Alachua County have been
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UF civil engineering professor David Bloomquist demonstrates a fan that circulates
warm air Thursday for electrical engineering student Bot Kittipat Kampa.
She highlighted some of the city's con-
servation programs, which include planting
trees, rebate and incentive programs for en-
ergy efficient buildings and shortening the
time that traffic lights are lit.
She also explained a proposed biomass-
fueled power plant, which would use plant
waste for energy.
Another means of energy conservation
Hanrahan encouraged was alternative trans-
portation, such as biking, walking and the
Regional Transit System buses.
She said about a million people used buses
more than a decade ago, and that number has
grown to more than 8 million people today.
Of all energy-conscious initiatives men-
tioned, she said the most important step is
improving building codes to make structures
more energy efficient.
Gainesville has offset more than 247,000
tons of carbon dioxide, but Hanrahan said the
city still has a ways to go.
Two UF professors also shed light on global
warmnning and possible solutions.
Stephen Mulkey, a UF associate botany
professor, focused on the effects of global
warming on Florida.
Florida's sea levels are expected to rise
about 27 inches by 2100, which will put about
20,000 historic sites and 334 public schools at
risk around the state, Mulkey said.
Scientists project increased rain and
drought, more damage to coral reefs and fre-
quent extreme weather, he said.
He said his "gut feeling" is that there will
be fewer hurricanes over the next century, but
the storms will be more intense.
"Even so-called abrupt climate change can
take a decade or more to unfold," he said. "We
need to really play a proactive, heads-up game
Every major scientific organization is
aware of the growing effects of global warm-
ing, he said.
"I'm happy to throw a glove down on this
and make them stand by their statement,"
He added that if scientists end up being
wrong about global warming, it would repre-
sent the greatest scientific failure in history.
Environmental UF's director of energy
Issues studies, said the econ-
omy should place a
price on greenhouse gas emissions in the next
25 to 50 years, such as through emission taxes.
If people have to pay for extra energy,
Sotkiewicz said they wouldn't. It would be an
effective way to cut back.
Greenhouse gases, which absorb heat in
the lower atmosphere, are largely affected by
fossil fuels as well as economic and industrial
activities, Mulkey said.
If people don't reduce the planet's heat-up,
major destruction will ensue, he said.
Mulkey said there's no quick fix for the
damage already done by years of global
"You have to be willing to invest in the long
term for future generations," he said. "We're
in it for the long haul."
UF clinic gives free
Free hearing screenings attracted
dozens of people to UF's Speech
arid Hearing Clinic on Thursday in
honor of the American Academy of
Audiology's 20th anniversary.
The clinic will offer free screenings
on select Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. to
1 p.m. through April at 1405 NW 13th
St., Suites B and C.
"We were stunned to see all
of the people out there."
UF communication sciences and
"We were stunned to see all of the
people out there," said Patricia Kricos,
a UF communication sciences and dis-
orders professor. "I love it."
A standard hearing screening costs
nearly $50, and Kricos said adults
should start to get them regularly at
Patricia Lane, 66, took advantage of
the freebie and received the first hear-
ing screening of her life.
"I really came so my husband
would get one, too," Lane said. "They
said his hearing is fine, so now when
he doesn't listen, I know it's selective."
Kricos said she was happy with
the turnout. The clinic would bring in
more screening machines to accommo-
date next week's patients, she added.
During the screening, patients
respond to tones produced by an elec-
Once the fifteen-minute process
is complete, audiologists determine
whether a hearing aid is needed and
potentially send patients on to a full
hearing evaluation, she said.
The free and frequent opportunities
for screenings over the next couple
months eliminate the excuses of busy
schedules and high costs, Kricos said.
"We encourage people to come once
and follow up so- we can help them get
the treatment they need," she said.
For more information, contact the
clinic at 273-0542.
- ELIZABETH LEVA
Scott Robertson / Alligator Staff
James Geeter, right, sits inside a soundproof room during a free hearing screening at the UF
Speech and Hearing Clinic on Thursday.
Local crossword puzzle tournament to be held Saturday
* COST OF ENTRY IS $30 FOR
Gainesville residents are sharpening their
pencils and their minds in preparation for
the second annual North Florida Crossword
Puzzle Tournament, which will take place
Doors at the Savannah Grande, 301 N,
.Main St., will open at 8:30 a.m., and the com-
petition will begin at 9 a.m.
Entry fees are $40 per person and $100 for
teams of three. For students and seniors, it is
$30 per person and $75 for teams of three.
Walk-ins can register at the door. Spectators
are asked to make a donation.
The price includes a continental breakfast
This year, the grand prize is a trip to
the American Crossword Tournament in
Will Shortz, the crossword puzzle editor
for The New York Times, has
Local created a welcome video for the
"For anyone that knows puz-
zles in the puzzle world, Will
Shortz is our superstar," said Alyson Adams,
crossword tournament. committee chair and
program coordinator at the UF Lastinger
Center for Learning.
Helen Hovanek, American Crossword
Puzzle Tournament director, is also scheduled
to attend the tournament.
Proceeds from the tournament will benefit
The Generation Connection, a one-week day
camp that brings seniors and kids ages 8 to 12
12, ALLIGATOR N FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2008
Democratic candidacies point to changing views
By DREW HARWELL
Alligator Staff Writer
The United States presidency, an
office run by white men for more
than 200 years, may soon be run by
With candidate John Edwards
withdrawn from the race, the up-
coming Democratic nomination is
sure to make history.
Either of the top Democratic can-
didates - Barack Obama, a black
senator from Illinois, and Hillary
Clinton, a female senator from New
York - would establish a new prec-
edent for the White House, which
up until now has been solely run by
Sharon Austin, a UF associate
professor in political science, said
she was surprised by Obama's re-
cent increase in support.
"It does show progression,"
Austin said. "It shows people are
able to look beyond color."
Clinton's accomplishments in
her candidacy have also been as
unexpected as they are unconven-
Retired UF political science
professor Margaret Conway said
Clinton's primary wins have been
a sign that females in America are
increasing in influence and confi-
"The whole role of women in
society has changed," she said.
"The whole role of women
in society has changed."
retired UF political science
The country's views on mi-
nority leadership have changed
significantly in the last 20 years.
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in December 2007 would vote for
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percent in 1987.
But the candidates have faced
their share of bias.
Despite the strong points of her
candidacy, Clinton must still deal
with what some critics believe is her
weakest point: her gender.
In early January, male heck-
lers were removed from a New
Hampshire auditorium after inter-
rupting the former first lady's speech
with chants of "Iron my shirt."
Obama has had his loyalty ques-
tioned numerous times because of
his Kenyan father and years in an
Indonesian religious school.
Some, including President Bush
and his former adviser Karl Rove,
have labeled Obama "articulate"
- as if they expected something dif-
ferent from the Harvard graduate.
Female Presidental Candidates
1964 Margaret Chase Smith ran as a Republican
and was the first woman to run on a major
1976 Ellen McCormack ran as a Democrat and won
22 convention votes.
1988 Patricia S. Schroeder ran as a Democrat but
dropped out before the primaries because she
did not have enough money.
2004 Carol Moseley Braun was the first black U.S.
Senator and ran as a Democrat.
Still, Austin believes Clinton and
Obama's progress represents the
most recent step toward equality
for the nation's commander in chief,
and that one day soon an election
confined to a single race and gender
will be a thing of the past.
"Inevitably," Austin said, "it will
be a case where a black candidate
and a woman candidate won't be so
much of a novelty."
Black Presidential Candidates
1972 Shirley Chisholm ran as an unboughtt and
unbossed" Democratic candidate.
1988 Jesse Jackson, who also ran in 1984, lost the
nomination to Michael Dukakis in the Democratic
Alan Keyes, whose name was also on the 2008
primary ballot, ran as a Republican.
2004 Al Sharpton, founder of the National Action
Network, ran as a Democrat.
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Florida filmmakers to display work at local festival
By ERIK VOSS
Alligator Contributing Writer
The second annual Florida ART Film
Festival will showcase works by Florida film-
makers this weekend.
Only independent films madeby Floridians
were accepted into the festival for award con-
sideration, said Sarah Bewley, assistant to the
coordinator for the festival.
"It's the only film festival designed to
promote Florida filmmakers and Florida as a
filmmaking site," Bewley said.
The films submitted were divided into
two categories: documentary and narrative'A
panel selected two documentary finalists and
three narrative finalists.
The documentaries can be seen on
Saturday, and the narratives will be shown on
Sunday at the Acrosstown Repertory Theatre,
619 South Main Street.
Two judges, one for each category, cri-
tiqued the films.
Bewley said she was excited about having
outside judges with professional filmmaking
experience view the finalists, which was some-
"It's the only film festival designed
to promote Florida filmmakers and
Florida as a filmmaking site."
assistant to festival coordinator
thing the festival lacked last year.
Time will be allotted between the screen-
ings for discussion about the films.
The festival kicks off with the east coast
premiere of "Ten Inch Hero."
The romantic comedy follows four friends
who work at a sandwich shop as they learn
about themselves and deal with their love
Bewley said this year's festival grew from
last year's thanks to a tourist development
grant from Alachua County.
She said she wants the festival to expand to
a weeklong event with workshops and a dif-
ferent feature each night.
"We see this as having potential as some-
thing that really matters," she said.
Trail of Tradition
Maracatu lance-bearer Josenildo Estevao da Silva, 19, walks to Recife where he will join other lance-
bearers to celebrate carnival, in Nazare da Mata in Brazil's Pernambuco state on Jan. 26.
Official: Gainesville could lose $3.1 million
AMiEND, from page 1
of Bosshardt Realty Services Inc., said
the market increases in early January
could have been the result of hom-
eowners anticipating the benefits of
Since the amendment is retroac-
tive, he said, anyone who moved in
2007 is immediately eligible for porta-
As far as how many people would
choose to move now, Kitchens said he
was still unsure.
"We're only a day into it, so it's
hard to tell," he said. "Itll probably
take a couple months before we can
see what kind of effect it's had."
Local budgets will take a little lon-
ger to feel the effect, but officials are
equally uncertain of how serious the
consequences will be.
County Commission Chairman
Rodney Long said. cuts could come
from fire. and police departments,
recreation, the jail, the county clerk's
office or from layoffs.
"All of that's just pure specula-
tion," Long said.
County Manager Randy Reid
added the possibility of decreases to
animal services and aid to outside
agencies. Though the county's budget
stood to increase by $9.8 million this
year, officials are instead facing a $1.2
million net loss.
Local The city could lose
News $3.1 million, spokesman
Bob Woods said.
But neither of those numbers in-
cludes losses from the portability op-
tion, which Woods said are impossible
Both city and county officials said
that budget cuts caused by the amend-
ment will not be felt until the 2009 fis-
cal year, which starts Oct. 1, 2008. The
city commission will start looking at
department cuts in the spring, Woods
"The process really hasn't begun at
this point," he said.
Long said the county will also
make formal budget decisions in
the spring, but will hold an informal
public meeting Tuesday to discuss
While the amendment passed with
64 percent in the state, it received
only 51 percent approval in Alachua
Reid noted that since the values
of homes in Gainesville were rela-
tively low compared to other parts of
Florida, homeowners were estimated
to save a little more than $100 a year,
rather than the $240 average projected
for the state.
"It wasn't viewed as a substantial
savings," he said.
Long said in Alachua County, only
48 percent of property is even taxed
- most of it belongs to the state.
"We're not a tax-rich county," he
said. "I think most citizens under-
stood what the impact of passing the
amendment would be."
Students, faculty say UF
still needs improvement
50, from page 1
that students had been friendly
to him. Despite his history-
making enrollment, Starke left
UF after one year, according to
the law school's Web site.
being the only black student
on a campus of white students
probably pressured Starke into
leaving, but it doesn't lessen the
impact of his legacy.
"His decision has brought
us here," she said.
'A watershed moment'
Black students were not
always given warm welcomes
by UF students and admin-
istrators, especially during
the 1970s, a time when unrest
brought on by Vietnam War
protests, the civil rights move-
ment and- the counterculture
revolution was common on
While it was the first uni-
versity in the state to begin
integrating, Van Ness said UF
dragged its feet bringing black
students to Gainesville.
Six black students were ad-
mitted as UF undergraduates
in 1962, according to Alligator
archives. In the fall of 1970,
there were between 300 and
400 students on campus, Van
The most infamous racial
dash between black students
and UF administrators came on
April 15, 1971, forever remem-
bered as "Black Thursday."
Sixty-six students from UF's
Black Student Union and six
nonstudents were arrested fol-
lowing an unannounced sit-in
in the president's office. The
group presented six demands
to UF, including creating a black
cultural center. Then-president
Stephen C. O'Connell, a "stick-
ler for rules," refused to grant
the students amnesty, which
drew national media attention
to UF, Van Ness said. About
one-third of UF's black students
withdrew shortly thereafter, ac-
cording to UF's Web site.
"That was a watershed
event in the university's his-
tory," he said.
Home away from home
Two years after the national
media storm of "Black Thurs-
day," black-student enrollment
reached more than 1,000, ac-
cording to UF statistics. Black
cultural, musical and Greek or-
ganizations began to flourish.
Less than a year after
the nonviolent protest, UF
President O'Connell endorsed
UF's Institute of Black Culture
on Feb. 11, 1972, Van Ness said.
Anthony Crenshaw, current
director of the institute, said the
institute provides a home away
from home for black students
and functions as a place of en-
tertainment and education.
The Black Student Union
was recognized as a UF orga-
nization in 1970 and is now
the largest black-student orga-
nization on campus, said Betty
adviser to the Black Student
But with all of UF's pro-
grams for minority students,
Crenshaw and Stewart-
Fullwood agreed that UF could
be doing more, particularly in
terms of interaction between
faculty and black students.
"There are still places
on campus where students
on campus are invisible,"
50 years later
As UF celebrates its golden
anniversary of integration,
students and faculty said the
university has made strides
in welcoming multicultural
students but admit there is still
work to be done.
Crenshaw said there is a
"false assumption" that black
students are at UF because of
Affirmative action was a
program that created minority
quotas in schools and work-
places. It was eliminated from
Florida in 1999.
Petra Dix, a black UF
English senior, said UF is still
a predominantly white school,
and she doesn't see its image
changing anytime soon.
Still, Dix said improvement
"Admit your faults, but
also admit that you are doing
something to actively change
that," she said. "It takes years to
change a campus completely."
14, ALLIGATOR U FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2008
Tony Award winner offers advice, critiques to UF actors
By ELIZABETH LEVA
Alligator Contributing Writer
A Tony Award-winning actress
attracted a crowd of nearly 100 ob-
servers and aspiring actors to UF's
Constans Theatre on Thursday
The Florida Players, a UF acting
group, arranged for Katie Finneran
to give a speech and workshop to
discuss her success and critique
several audience members' perfor-
"My career has been so eclectic,"
said Finneran, who won the Tony
Award in 2002 for her performance
in the play "Noises Off." "In show
business, anything can happen."
She offered advice on everything
from banishing pre-audition jitters
to choosing between Manhattan and
Los Angeles for a future home.
She said she sympathized with
young actors who have difficulties
finding theater work while also try-
ing to pay bills in expensive cities.
As an aspiring performer,
Finneran said she worked at cap-
puccino bars, washed gym floors
and was fired from Tavern on the
Green restaurant. But she said noth-
ing broke her spirit.
"I really and truly would have
done anything just to stay in the
game," she said.
Now 17 years of hard work in
New York have led to roles in the-
ater, television and movies. Finneran
said she knew she'd made it when
she won the Tony in 2002.
Winning the award gave her a
sense of accomplishment and a se-
curity that is often uncommon for
actors, she said.
"At least I know I will always be
able to do a play," she said, "even if
it's in Poughkeepsie."
During a break between
Finneran's speech and the student
performances, the room swarmed
Many approached Finneran
with questions and compliments,
while others silently mouthed the
words to pieces they were about to
George Salazar, UF theatre per-
formance senior and Florida Players
publicist, sang "If I Didn't Believe in
You," a piece from a musical he saw
while interning in Manhattan last
"I don't feel that nervous, butter-
fly-in-the-stomach feeling because I
know she isn't going to sit there and
judge me," Salazar said. "She's go-
ing to sit there and help me."
Finneran challenged Salazar to
display a wider range of emotions
throughout the piece while she
posed as his girlfriend listening to
the song's message.
"Perfect! Genius!" she shouted
after his fifth take. "I felt the song."
She encouraged the audience to
Harrison Diamond / Alligator
Tony Award winner Katie Finneran hugs George Salazar, publicity director for the Florida Players and aUF
theatre performance senior, at a class in UF's Constans Theatre on Thursday.
stop listening to the opinions of ev- decisions. eyes and listen to yourself," Finneran
eryone around them and trust their "If I teach you anything at all said. "Everybody knows what the
own intuitions in acting-related today, I'll teach you to just shut your right answer is for them."
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Arts Center to hold jewelry sale
By ALYSSA LaRENZIE
With Valentine's Day less than two weeks away,
the UF Arts & Crafts Center is hoping to cash in on
the holiday by selling unique jewelry pieces.
The sale is being held today from 10 a.m. to 3:30
p.m. on the Reitz Union Colonnade.
The handcrafted jewelry, purchased from art
sales and jewelry makers around the world, range
in price from $2 to about $100, said Samantha Salay,
assistant director of the center.
All the jewelry is made with sterling silver and
semi-precious stones, according to a news release.
"Some (jewelry) we have purchased from gem
shows, some from people who traveled around the
world and brought things back," said Jill Keezer,
associate director of student activities. "And some
of it we had made specifically for the University of
Keezer said the sale is scheduled to take place on
the Reitz Union Colonnade, but bad weather may
move the sale indoors to the Arts & Crafts Center,
located on the basement floor of the Reitz Union.
While jewelry can be purchased year-round
at the Art Underground Gift Shop, all pieces at
today's sale will be 25 percent off, she said.
The retail sale, one of about seven held through-
out the year, generates revenues for the center,
"(Valentine's Day) is a great icebreaker for
sales," Salay said, "because we know what every-
one's there for."
Usually, more women purchase jewelry at the
sales, she said, but at the Valentine's Day sale men
make up about half the shoppers..
"(The sale) is truly unique. We have a
lot of things you couldn't find in other
UF Arts & Crafts Center assistant director
The sale is a good option for some people be-
cause it offers more than the typical jewelry that
can be found at the mall, Salay said. She already
purchased her favorite piece from the acquired col-
lection, a pair of green earrings that she calls her
The earrings are made from moldavite, a sub-
stance formed by meteorite impact, she said.
Though few of these pieces are left, the space
rock earrings exemplify the unusual pieces that can
be found at the handcrafted jewelry sale.
"(The sale) is truly unique," Salay said. "We
have a lot of things you couldn't find in other
to conserve energy
UF's 7,600 on-campus stu-
dents have a chance to save mon-
ey and energy for The Biggest
Saver: Battle of the Halls Energy
Challenge beginning Friday.
The challenge asks students
to cut back on electricity and
water used in their halls to cel-
ebrate National Campus Energy
Reduction month. The "Biggest
Saver" will be one of the 12
residential areas on campus that
conserves the most energy. The
winning area will be announced
in March and will get a party
with food, prizes and a trophy.
"I want Beaty to win," said
Alexandra Klein, the environ-
mental concerns director for the
Inter-Residence Hall Association.
"That's my hall, so I'm going all
Klein suggested students un-
plug computers, lamps and other
electronic devices while not in
use because many people don't
realize that energy is still used-
when something's plugged in,
even if it's turned off.
The Office of Sustainability is
working with IRHA to promote
On and with the
Campus Physical Plant
Division to mea-
sure the energy,
said Claire Long, an intern at
UF's Office of Sustainability.
"We don't want this to be
about saving energy in February,"
Long said. "The hope is that stu-
dents will take these habits into
their lives past college.'"
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$395 378-4626 2-29-08-45-1
2BLKS to UF-$360/Mo
4Br-$360IRm Museum Rd-cable, internet,
water incil Move in now or fall. 281-3551.
Room for female in NW home. $400/mo incl
all: Big yard. Near bus to UF & shopping.
Short lease ok. 352-281-8935 2-5-24-1
Move In Immediately. Room for rent in a 2/2
townhouse condo. Quiet, clean, 5 min on the
busline from UF. Fully furnished; $400 Call
Kevin 321-474-3466 2-5-18-1
University and 13th- new and furnished 1/1
with covered and street parking! Full kitchen
with dishwasher & washer/dryer. Central heat
and A/C. $800/month obo. Basic cable & hi-
speed internet incl. Call Mike 224-558-4225
Female Roommate wanted lbed/lba in 3/2
Campus Edge. Parking, Internet, Washer/
Dryer, Utilities, Cable included. Convenient
location! $550/mo. Contact 561.665.0718 or
NO LEASE REQUIRED!
1/1 in 2/2 $500/mo neg all incl. Phone, Sat
TV, hi-spd inet. Great amenenities. Sparrow
off Tower Rd. Avail Feb 15. 352-283-0240
2/2-Furnished or Unfurnished
Pets Allowed $1194
Windsor Park. 2BR/2BA Furnished. New
washer/dryer. Clubhouse, fitness & computer
center. Cable-Internet included. $600/ea.
1BR ready for occupancy. Call for pets.
(305)788-5681 or Windsor515@gmail.com.
cabana beach $375 1 bedroom in 4/4, own
bathroom, walk-in closet, poolside, cable/
internet/utilities incld, washer/dryer, contact
alex at 4077544469. won't last! 2-1-6-1
The Gables 1BR/1BA
with garage.$1,5000. 954-296-4492
e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org 2-4-5-1
Convenient NW location available now.
Furnished house. Female roommates want-
ed. 1 BR/.5BA $600 -OR- 1 BR $525. Both incl
DSL/internet, local phone, W/D, cable. Share
elec. Call 352-284-1323 2-7-5-1
M For Rent
3BR/3BA furnished Windsor Park condo
w/resort-like amenities. On bus route 7 days/
wk. Ready for occupancy. 3705 SW 27th St.
Unit #1117. $495/mo/per room incl utils. 386-
71 fFor Rent )
*QUIET, CLEAN, LOTS of GREEN SPACE.
Rustic 1BR apt. $375/mo.
*1BR cottage $435/mo. Call 378-9220 or
mobile 213-3901. 4-23-72-2
2 BLOCKS TO UFI WOOD FLOORS
1 and 2 bedrooms for Fall 2008
As low as $535/person
We love pets!
Open late! 371-7777
$199 1st month's rent 377-8797
MOVE IN TODAY OR AUGUST!
1,BR Available Now!
l's. 2's. 3's For Fall!
HUGE Floorplans! Great Rates!
Bike to UF * 335-7275
DOWNTOWN-THE PLACE TO BE
Why only come Thursday & Saturday Nights
Now Leasing for 2/2 & 3/3 Townhouses
Luxury Living For Only $515 per person
Pool'Washers & Dryers*Pet Friendly
Sign now! Brand New Apts! 338-0002
Apartments off SW 20th Ave. Close to
shopping, bus line and a few miles from UF.
Price range $435 to $550. Includes water,
sewer, garbage and pest control. Sorry no
pets allowed. Call 335-7066 Mon-Fri. 4-
LEASING FOR FALL!
1BR $560 * 2BR $619
Pets Loved * Walk/Bike to UF
Quiet * Peaceful *372-7555 4-23-08-72-2
Deluxe, Large 3, 4, 5, 6, 7BR apt/house, 60
second walk to UF. Remodeled, Old House
charm. Central AC, washer/dryer included.
Wood floors. With Parking. By Private Owner.
538-2181 Iv message 4-23-08-72-2
S I | For Rent
J o l unfurnished
Stop looking and live here
HUGE 3 BR ready NOW!
Tennis, pool, basketball, FREE UF Parking!
Includes alarm, patio, disposal, D/W
Call today 376-4002 pinetreegardens.com
Deluxe, large one or two bedroom, 60 second
walk to UF. Wood firs, washer dryer included,
fireplace, patio deck. Can furnish. Short term
available. Private Owner. $595-up. 352-538-
2181. Lv msg 4-23-08-72-2
*GET TO CLASS ON TIME*
Close to UF!!!
Luxury 1/1, 2/2 flats & 3/3 TH
FREE cable HBO/Show & Tanning
Gated *Alarms * Pet Friendly
Oxford Manor, 377-2777
** ELLIE'S HOUSES **
Quality single family homes. Walk or bike to
UF www.ellieshouses.com 352-215-4991 or
APTS ACROSS FROM UF
Available FALL 2008
Rooms, Studios and 1/1s
From only $589 per month!
A SWEET DEAL
on our Luxury 1/1, 2/2 & 3/3 townhomes
FREE cable w/HBO & Showtime
All Amenities plus FREE Tanning
Gated*Alarm*Pet Friendly 335-4455
Location is EVERYTHING
HUGE 1, 2, & 3 BRS!
Pet Friendly*FREE Parking @ UF
Great Rates! Call Now 373-1111
**3BRS & Roommate Match**
* 1.9 mi to UF-W/D*Garages
* Free Cable w/HBO & Showtime
* Free Tanning-Comp. Lab
* Pets welcome-Private dog park
* Luxury Living 377-2801
"1 For Rent: Furnished 6 Furnishings
2 For Rent: Unfurnished 7 Computers
3 Sublease 8 Electronics
4 Roommates 9 Bicycles
5 Real Estate 10 For Salle
11 Motorcycles, Mopeds 16 Health Services
12 Autos 17 Typing Services
14 Help Wanted
20 Event Notices
25 Lost & Found
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BIVENS COVE - Leasing for Fall & NOW!
1 BR-$729, 2BR-$453/person,
FREE TANNING! TWO POOLS!
W/D in select units. 376-2507
MOVE IN TODAY or FALL
Move Now - One Free Month
Huge - Luxury 1, 2 & 3 Beds
Call Now: 372-8100*We love pets!
The Boardwalk-Leasing for Fall & Now!
1 BR-$709, 2BR-$425/person,
W/D in select units. FREE Tanning!
Be the BIGGEST on the block!
2Bdrs for FALL $839. We love ALL pets!
Pool, Gym, Park @ UF, Bball, Tennis
GREAT Specials! 352-332-7401
60 sec walk to UF. Short term avail. 1 or 2
rooms $425 & up. Call 352-538-2181 4-23-
MOVE IN NOWI
HUGE 1/1 FOR Imm.
Walk-in closet * Screened porch
W/D * Luxurious amenities
Close to UF and SFCC
352-372-0400 * Call for specials 4-23-72-2
Live at a Legend!
The Polos of Gainesville
will give you the best college experience
with Spacious Apartments, Three Pools
with Jacuzzis, HUGE Gym, Billiards Room,
and many more amenities! Minutes from UF,
shopping and Shands. On all major RTS bus
routes. All at a rate that won't break your
bank! Call now for specials: 335-7656 4-
SIGN NOW FOR FALL!
1/1 and 2/1 Apartments
As low as $555 per month
Laundry On Site, Pets Welcome!
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1 For Rent
NO HASSLE LUXURY LIVING
All Inclusive 3's and 4's.
FREE Roommate Matching
FREE Cable, Tanning, Alarms, W/D
FREE 24hr Fitness Center.
Furniture, Utility, and Internet Packages!
Ask About our Huge 2/2.5 Townhouses
Convenient Bus Routel
FORGET YOU HAVE ROOMMATES
Huge 4BR townhomes w/W/D. 1662 sq.ft.
FREE gym membership and FREE cable!
I For Rent
a II unfurnished
LIVE THE LIFE!
All Inclusive Ind. leases
Big 2/2s 3/3s & 4/4s
Filling fast - Lease now
WISH YOU WERE HERE...
Move Now-One Free Month
LUXURY - HUGE 1&3 Beds
Fall Leasing Now*We love petsl
Call now: 372-8100
BIG AND CHEAP
2/1.5 apt 1100 sq ft $675
3/2 apt 1300 sq ft $750
1800 NW 4th St. Over 20 houses also
available 373-4423 www.maximumre.com
Pre Ro".d B ist Cu, __e Hos
Parker Road Baptist Church Episcopal Chapel House
3200 SW 122nd Street.
Dr. James Jackson, Interim Pastor
3 332.4901. 9:45 Sunday School
rl\\orhip @ 1lam & 6pm
Worship@ 7pm and Youth WOW
Reformed & Evangelical
Sunday Worship 1 lam & 6pm
9420 North County Road 225
Campus Bible Study Wed. 6:30pm
@ the BCM, 1604 W. Univ. Ave.
St. Augustine Catholic
I 8 W. University Avenue
"Catholic Awareness Week"
continues with a Roor Beer Pong
Tournament tonight at 8pm and a
Semi-Formal Dance tomorrow
"'Feb. 2 at 9pm (352-372-3533)
#0Sund.y Mass: 9am, 11:30am,
1:30pm (Spanish), 5:30, 7:30pm
Ash Wednesday: Feb. 6 - Mass
at 7am, 12pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm
o \ contemporary Christian church
touching Gainesville and the
SUniversity of FL. Victory UF is our
campu. ministry. Sunday 10:30am
W \\d ;:00pm Friday 7:00pm. Call
f.i:r . nJe.
ii iornchurch.us (352) 371-7800
Christian Study Center
Classes, Reading Groups, Culture
Seminars and more. For details
Open M-Th 8am-I 1pm F 8am-6pmn
i 112 NW 16th Street
) 11 unfurnished
Tired of the Same Boring Apt?
Sign now for Downtown Livingl
Luxury Studios, 1/1, 2/2 & 3/3s
Washer & Dryer'Pet Friendly*Alarm
Best Kept Secret
Luxury 2/2 TH & 3/3 Flats
FREE Cable, FREE Tanning, FREE Alarms
Walk to UF *379-WALK
University United Methodist
The Wesley Foundation meeting at
http://www.ufchapelhouse.com/ the Prebyterian SC
omImmunion Services on Sun. at 1402 W University Avenue
6:30pm, Wed. at 5:15pm, and Sunday Worship Cafe
z-=Fri. at 12pm. Oasis in the city Adl*Traditional Blend 9:30am
__ .garden (with free wireless) open 'Free breakfast 10:30am
9am to 9pm, fellowship, and more! ,qtModern Worship 11:00am
352.372.8506 Thursday evening 8:00pmr
fif wesley.com for more info
- Creekside First Presbyterian Church
Community Church missing your home church? Come
Sunday Service 10:30a.m. worship with us at 10:55am and
College Bible Study Wed 7pm at then be our guest at The College
the Christian Study Center Cafe for a nutritious lunch.
2640 NW 39th Avenue for more College Bible Study Wed. night 9pm.
information call (352) 378-1800 Ivww.lstpc.org/collegegroup
www.creeksidecc.org ' 106 SW 3rd Street 352-378-1527
/ _E &�'-, '' )Faith Presbyterian Church
8 . - " .:3 0 AM Worship -- 11:00 AM
Radiant Light Sund,.s School-- 10:00 AM
Church of All Worlds g 5916 NW 39th Avenue,
An InterFaith group with - Gamine- illc
. NeoPagan roots. Meets Sundays at Phone. 352-377-5482
noon. Call 378.9659 for directions,.*www.tpc-gnv.org
S., - . Presbyterian & Disciples of
.- l .'_L-, L. '_' ' ,,,-' , Christ Student Center
S" i t ' Open. affirming and snirituallv
Jewish Student Center
-Your home away from home.
-Friday Night Live!
-Services & Shabbat Dinner.
j -7:30pm Spring semester
"%^-352-336-5877; 2021 NW 5th Ave
S-(5 blocks north of the stadium)
diverse. Taize worship Sun. at
7pm. $1 Dinners Weds. at 7pm.
Theology on Tap Tues. Stubbies
Pub Downtown 8pmo
__ 1402 University Ave, 376-7539
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.... . church of Christ
,University Lutheran Church ilGators for Christ campus
& Campus Ministry ministry - college group
1826 W University Ave. University City church or
Student Bible Study - Wed 5:30 at 9:30am and Wednesday
Worship 10:25am Sundays 7pm - practical applicati
First United Methodist
Traditional Sunday Worship
8:25am and 10:55am. All Ages
P Sunday School Groups- 9:45am.
Wednesday Dinner ($2 Students)
and Classes- 5:30 - 7:30pm.
419 NE Ist St. www.fumcgnv.org
God's word, plus service projects,
large group events, iree meals and
much more... (dirwww. actions and
events calendar at
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PASSAGE Family Church
PASSAGE Family Church
2020 NE 15th Street
8AM 9:30 I 11AM Sundays
7PM Wednesdays Prayer & Bible
Study. PASSAGE is a progressive
non-denominational ministry that
is Word-based and vision driven.
Come soar with us.
Offering truly open and inclusive
Sunday Worship, 10:15am.
1164 SW Archer Road
for info, call 352-376-1100 or
visit mccgainesville.com. "Tearing
Down Walls Building Up Hope"
The Rock of Gainesville
The Rock is a non-
Church, with a vibrant presence
A- rO it
Ionl Ue campus ur Lco eget
group, Rock UF, meets on
Wednesday nights at 8pm.
For more details and meeting
locations, visit www.rockuf.com.
Weekend services are
Sunday at 8:45am and 1 lam.
Call 352-331-ROCK or visit
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", Imagine a religion where
inspiration comes from not
one but many spiritual sources.
Sunday worship & Sunday -. i. 1:
1 lain 4225 NW 34th St. 3 miles
north of UF Information:
377-1669 or www.uuf.org
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Available Now & Fall
Visions South Apts.
Walk to UF. new complex 1BR $999
2BR 2.5 BA washer/Dryer
$1499 pets allowed
Gore-Rabell Realty 378-1387
3 www.gore-rabell.com 4-23-08-72-2
Your new home is here & waiting for youl
Fall openings for 1,2,3, & 4 BR's
Includes alarm, patio, d/w, tennis, pool
Huge, but affordable floorplans.
Great location! Call Today 352-376-4002 or
Large shady yard. No pets. Available Jan 1,
2008. $950/mo. 352-378-9220 or 352-213-
3901 2-1-08-20-2 -.
BEAUTIFUL AND LUXURIOUS
Ceramic tile, maple cabinets, TV in Kitchen
Huge Scr. Porches, W/D, Walk-in Closets
Only 1.5 miles to UF
2/2's & 3/3's Starting at $500/per person
Hidden Lake 374-FUNN 4-23-72-2
**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.
For Rent /
lI unfurnished )
All inclusive studios from $575
2brs from $395/room
Walk to class, free parking!
Pets Welcome! 352-372-7111
YOU'VE HEARD ABOUT IT
NOW EXPERIENCE IT
Live the Condo lifestyle in one of our
1, 2, or 3 bdrm apts.
Open Sat 10-5/sun by appt.
3700 Windmeadows Apts
(behind Butler Plaza)
For Rent )
NOW LEASING FOR AUGUST
Large 1, 2 & 3 bdrm Floor Planr'
Furniture Packages Inc. Washer/Dryer;
Workout Rm, Tennis Court; Swimming Pool;
Sauna etc. Mon-Fri 9-6, Sat 10-3
700 SW62nd Blvd 877-781-8314
* SPYGLASS *
NOW LEASING FOR AUGUST
Individual Leases: Furniture Packages,
Incl Washer/Dryer, FREE Hispeed Internet;
Every Unit is an End Unit
Mon-Fri 9-6, Sat 10-3
701 SW62nd Blvd 866-747-8443
CRICKET CLUB II
Brand new 1, 2, & 3 bdrm
Conveniently located near
and SFCC. For more info. Call:
M-F 9-6, Sat b, Sun 1-5
Available Now - Walk to UF
3BR house cent AC/H $895
3BR 2BA home $1100
Gore-Rabell Realty 378-1387
NE 10th St. W/D hk-ups. Hardwood, fans,
large backyard, excellent condition, $900/mo
No Dogs 373-3736 No Section 8 2-13-08-
Available in Fall. 1-2-3 bedrooms, Hardwood
floors, fans, porches, downtown. No dogs.
1st-last-security. 373-3736 No Section 8
Ask About Our Move In Specials
1BR/1BA starting at $655
Close to UF & Shands
2411 SW 35th PI
M-F 9-6, Sat. 10-2
ACROSS FROM UF!
All inclusive studios from $575
1BRs from $599 -Avail Fall 2008
Pets loved. Wood floors available
4q^ 4? 4
18, ALLIGATOR N FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2008
2 BLOCKS TO UFI WOOD FLOORS!
1 and 2 bedrooms for FALL
As low as $380/person
l1ts welcome! Wood floors available
Open late! 371-7777
2BR/2.5BA DSL/Cbl incl $949
5BR/2BA Near UF $1295
3BR/2BA House $1300
Ask about Move-In Specials!
30 + Properties Available!
352-371-2118 ' 4-23-72-2
Rooms for rent, 2 bedrooms each with
private bath in 4/4 condo, $400/ room + utili-
ties. Female nonsmokers please. Call Haley
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-
1.Block to UF 1 BR apt $600/mo.
2BR apt. $650/mo NW 15th Ave & 5th St.
3BR home $975 NW 7th Ave.
Call Michael 331-2100 2-6-20-2
ONLY 6 BLOCKS FROM UF
1322 NW 6th Place. 3BR/1BA with W/D.
$950/mo. 871-6413 2-6-08-20-2
HOUSES & APARTMENTS AVAILABLE
FALL 2008. Several properties VERY close
to UF. Check out new project COTTAGES
AT NORMAN. For details visit our website
www. bellaproperties.net or call 335-5424.
2BR/2.5BA, W/D, quiet, only 1 year old, 35th
PI. Close to UF & Shands. On bus route.
$1100/mo. Available immediately. Call 352-
3 bedroom Across from UFI
Available fall 2008
ONLY $505 per person I
Open late and weekends
MOVE IN TODAY!
Studios and 1/1 s
From as low as $629/person!
Open late and weekends
SORORITY ROW APTS
Brand new luxury apts w/gourmet
kitchens, balconies & swings. Walk
to UF classes & sororities next year!
Tour today 352-376-6223. Virtual tours:
60 Apts Near UF
on 1 website: www.Trimarkproperties.com
Photos & Virtual Tours for 60 apts near UF.
Studios $595+ * 1 BR $659+ * 2BR $829+ *
3BR $617/br+ * 4BR $474/br *352-376-6223
$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
*SUN ISLAND APTO
**Walk or Bike to Campus**
1-1 from $560/mo*O2-1 from $660/mo
** LUXURY APTS **
CLOSEST TO CLASS
2bd/2ba available for Fall
111 NW 16th St. #1, Call 376-1111
I For Rent
Brand New luxury 2 bedroom units with gran-
ite counters, crown molding, etc. located by
The Oaks Mal. Units start at $975.00. For
more information or to take a tour of the unit
contact Hampton Oaks Apartments at 352-
NW 39th Ave 2BR/2BA With loft, large, open,
bright $745-760 without loft $645-660. Gated
patio, trees, costly laminated floor, part utils
paid. Convenient, good neighborhood. 373-
8310, 219-3937 2-4-13-2
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
Available Aug 1st - 1BR/1BA 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
Plus July free on
15 month lease
May 08 - July 09
1.1 from $560
2.1 from $650
$375 - $650 No app or pet fee. 1 & 2BR,
most units have privacy fence & fireplace.
SW. Short lease some units. 352-331-2099
Cute 2BR home in NE. AC, W&D
hookups,fenced yard.$675/mo. No pets.
1105 NE 10th Place. Realtor - 262-4546.
Cute cottage 2 bedroom 1 bath, with study,
nice yard 310 N.W. 20th Avenue $795/mo
call Barbara 317-4392, Green Tree Realty,
Brandywine 2 bedroom 2 bath 2811 SW.
Rd #S-156 $695/mo appliances will be re-
placed for new tenant call Maria 494-2407.
Coolest apt in Gainesville. Spacious 2 or 3BR
w/wood floors & high ceilings. 237 SW 2nd
Place. $1100/mo UITL INCL. Call 371-3260
Beautiful Spacious 1BR/1BA
<_Q it 4o I 5
3 BLOCKS to UF
1, 2, & 3 Bdrms
The Nicest Luxury Apts in Gville
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**
Alarms Avail*Small pets ok
Move-in Today*375-1519 4-23-60-2
*2BR + BONUS ROOM*
TODAY Only $699
*ONE MONTH FREE*
Move in TODAY!! 376-0828 4-23-60-2
WD HU*Storage*Large Kitchen
2BR/2BA ONLY $759
3BR/2BA ONLY $864
**ONE MONTH FREE**
Near Oaks Mall & Tower Rd.
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
2BR/2.5BA for rent in Brighton Park
(next to The Laurels). Contact Eric at 352-
682-7424, email email@example.com
1 BR Studio Apartment for rent,
blocks from campus & 1BR in a 4BR Home
for rent, also near campus. Both available
immediately!! Contact Eric at 352-682-
7424, email firstname.lastname@example.org
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-
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
CONVENIENT TO SHANDS/UF! Quiet
2BR 1BA TH, wood laminate flooring, newer
carpet, washer/dryer, $825/rent,
4536 SW 44th Ln
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
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
(DOB 12/24/66); 5'08",
190 Ibs, Brown Hair,
Possession and Sell
Call (352) 372-STOP
For Rent 1
4/2 + family room available now
1642 sq ft, beautiful layout
3 miles to UF, on bus route
Furnished negotiable. $1150/mo.
Call Linda 352-870-4326. 2-5-08-5-2
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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
email@example.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.
firstname.lastname@example.org or 352-870-7256. 3-
Huge bedroom suite with separate sitting/
study area, private home on 20 acres, pri-
vate entrance. All utilities, cable, intemet.
$595/mo 1602 SW Williston Rd 332-1429
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
BRAND NEW 2/2 TH AVAILABLE NOW!
2 BLOCKS TO CAMPUS
W/D, DW, Granite! Pets welcome!
Call Today! Open late! 371-7777
BLOCKS TO UF - Houses & Apts w/ample
parking. Rent directly from owner. No dealing
w/brokers or agents. Houses from $1500/mo;
apts from $525/mo. See dalyproperties.com
or call Carol 352-377-3852 2-29-08-23-2
1BR/1BA. 900sq ft. Hardwood Floors, claw
foot tub, Central H/A, W/D in renovated
Victorian Home. Available Now! Water/Pest
Cntrl Included. $630/mo Contact: 727-808-
2388 or visit: www.myspace.com/gvilleinfo
1Br in 3BR Victorian, W/D, hardwood floors,
high ceiling, central AC, parking, walk to bus
& downtown, spacious $305/mo. Call 352-
215-4894 - The Manor. 2-6-5-2
2 bed/1 baths Avail.Now!
$575/mo. On busline,
Mins. To Shands, VA& UF
Union Properties 352-373-7578
Haile Plantation Villa 2/2 garage
$1,100 per mo. avail. Feb. 2008
9779 SW 52 Rd. Call 305-542-4650
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Locations, 1,2,3, or 4 bedrooms
Behind Norman Hall or
Along Univ. Ave.
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Call us today so we may help you
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CALLING ALL GATORS!
Walk to campus from our many
Properties close to UF.
1,2,3 & 4 bedrooms for FALL.
Union Properties 352-373-7578
WINDSOR TERRACE APTS.
3520 SW 20th Avenue
1 bed/1 bath $475/mo
Bus Route, close to shops
Union Properites 352-373-7578
MALIBU COVE APTS.
1114 SW 7th Avenue
Spacious Loft Style
Behind Norman Hall
Union Properties 352-373-7578
2BR/2BAArcher Rd & 34th St. Eat-in kitchen
w/bar, laundry room w/W/D, screened porch,
bus rte to UF. $750/mo. Rent or Sell. Call 352-
Available August 1 - 4BR/2BA house. Full hot
tub on screened back porch, wash/dry, dish-
washer, disposal, fenced yard, 3413 NW 8th
Ave. $1625/mo. 339-2342 2-7-08-5-2
Available August 1 - 5BR/2BA house. Large
yard, fireplace, wash/dryer, dishwash, game
room, 1803 SW 43 Ave (Just off Williston
Road) $1650/mo 339-2342 for directions.
>>>>>> Renovated 2BR/1BA, pool, walk to
Shands, VA, Dental, Vet. Med, Health Sci. &
heart of UF, 1700 SW 16th ct. $750/m call
262-0444 Avail. now. 2-21-08-15-2
Ba l unfurnished
Move In TODAY...
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Located behind Butler Plaza
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Apartments Sublet & Roommates
need 1 male roommate in bedroom 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-
The Polo's 1BR/1BD FREE TANNING, fire-
place, vaulted ceiling. Pets Welcome, Gym,
comp lab, study rm, (3)pools, (2)hot tubs,
great maintance help,screened in porch
$730/per mo avail NOW! Kerri 561-306-6871
1BR in 2BR/1BA sublease avail. Walk to
SW Rec Center. $380/mo incl utils. Also free
cable & wireless internet. Lots of buses pass-
ing by. Call 352-262-6912 2-4-18-3
LAW STUDENT seeking 2 roommates in
3BR/3BA new house located across from
law school. Rent negotiable. Call 813-924-
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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-
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
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.
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 afterr 8pm) email email@example.com
In Camelot,near UF Law School.
One bedroom + study.$775 per month.
Free internet,Club House and more.
Until July 2008. Last Month for freel
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
Great reduced price. 2bd/lbath, 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-
Quiet house on 17th St behind Swampl Huge
pvt BR. 3 min walk to UFI Hi-spd internet,
cable tv, W/D, wood floor, fireplaces Females
only. Negotiable rent! Call Prissy @ 386-688-
3071 or firstname.lastname@example.org 2-25-08-20-3
Rm for rent w/ priv bath $575/mo
3 awesome female roomies
or email@email@example.com 2-4-08-5-3
Spring sublease. NEW condos-Oxford
Terrace II. ONE block from sorority rowl Fully
furnished. Utilities, laundry, internet, cable
included. 3 great female roomates. $550. Call
321-946-8463 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
CABANA BEACH - Female roommate
wanted. Short term sublease until Aug. Pre-
paid thru March. 1BR in 4BR/4BA. Own BA,
walk-in closet, cable, intemet, utils inc. W/D.
Contact Missy 352-427-2586 2-14-08-10-3
Roommate Matching HERE
Oxford Manor 377-2777
The Landings 336-3838
The Laurels 335-4455
Hidden Lake 374-3866
Female grad student wanted to share spa-
cious 3/2 house. Convenient to UF, Shands
& vet school, very quiet neighborhood, large
privacy fenced yard. Clean/friendly pets may
be considered - sorry no cats. 352-359-3165
1 BR/BA in 2 BR/BA. BRAND NEW. Jackson
Square. 30 second walk to campus. 10
* ft. ceilings, prvt balcony. Cable, Internet,
Utilities Incl. $850/month. Call 561-912-0190
-. ASAP 2-8-08-30-4
Nice house 4 bed 2 bath. $300 a month
excluding cable and utilities. $300 deposit.
Male to share furn house 3BR/2BA w/yng
prof. $400/mo+1/2 utils Directv, ph, wireless,
vonage, elec, W/D inccl w/office space & pvt
BA morn Ig yard fenced pets ok trees, wood-
deck, hottub, pond, 15 min drive to UF, close
to bus, lakeview estates 352-682-6297 Ken
Rooms for rent in Nice NW home. $370. 2-3
m to university and Santa Fe. Near bus route.
W/D. Internet/Cable included. Utils incl. Call
Quiet, county employee seeks roommate for
2BR/1 BA apt. All deposits are paid. $450/mo
incl rent, elec, local phone, cable & high
speed internet access. Seeking clean, quiet
person. Call 352-374-7158 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 , tennis, gym, $495, 1/3 utilities; avail
now. Katie 407-361-1154 2-6-20-4
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 until Call
Lauren 305-322-0139 2-1-08-15-4
* $280-$310/mo Nice rooms. Walk to UF.
Short term ok. Low move-in. Small pet pos-
* ALSO 5BR house, bike to UF. $1000. 352-
FEMALE roommate SW estate Irg pvt rm pvt
bath&pvt 2carG wifi hi spd cable W/D util big
scmrn hotub fireplace 10min to UF $250/mo
213.2933 Iv mssg 2-15-08-20-4
Avail Immediately. Perfect for Grad/Med/
Intl students. Large room w/pvt bath in
larg, quiet home 5 min to UF. $5501mo +
utils. W/D, CH/AC. Newly decorated. Call
352-284-0979 Short term available. 2-19-
$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
3 rooms avail. Furn/unfum. Balcony with a
pool view. bus routes (12 and 35). Large
washer/dryer. New washer. 35'TV. Tiled floor.
Leather reclining couch. Incl until! FLEXIBLE
Leasel 352-870-7393 2-1-08-7-4
1 BR/1 BA Available Now
in 4BR/4BA at Countryside. Females only.
$450/mo includes everything. Call 727-510-
9346 or 727-542-8155 2-13-15-4
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
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. Util w/cap. Jan-July,
386-676-9703 or email email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Female grad/professional for
furnished 3/1 vintage home.
Downtown, bike to UF.
$495 Inc. utils, cable, phone,
housekeeping. Kayla 328-7474. 2-5-08-5-4
Two roommates wanted to share 3 bedroom
house with a UF student. Nice house, close
to SFCC, partially furnished. Asking $325/
month plus 1/3 utilities per person. Flexible
lease available. Call Jenny (352)870-3975.
1 FEMALE ROOMMATE NEEDED FOR
QUIET & CLEAN 4BE/4BA CONDO.
$430 RENT ALL UTILITIES INCLBOED;
ROOM READY TO MOVE-IN; APT FULLY
FURNISHED. CALL DORY (954)816-1468.
Need Roomate $395 cabl/light/wat included
lease ends Aug/08 Bivens Cove
ENJOY A ROMANTIC OLD HOUSE
Near library downtown. $285-$370/rm'Utils.
Short term. No pets. No smoking. 378-1304
Quiet Nw neigherhood near UF $375-$475
3Br/2Ba house, large 2 car garage, Washer/
Dryer, fenced backyard, screened porch. Bus
route 8 & 29
352-214-9548 or email@example.com 3-
Room for rent in clean NW home. Semi-pri-
vate bath, CH/AC, close to UF, SFCC, Oaks
Mall, GHFC. $400/mo + $200 sec. Call 352-
505-6428 Iv msg. 2-14-08-10-4
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BRAND NEW CONSTRUCTION
CLOSE TO UF AND SHANDS
Starting in the mid $170's
i-gted 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
HOUSE FOR SALE 226 NW 19th Ave 2Br
lba remodeled with New appliances includ-
ing dishwasher. New central heat & a/c,
nice fenced yard. Must See! REDUCED at
$79,500.00 CALL Dana 352-281-5482 2-
>>>>>Renovated 2BR/1BA, pool, walk to
>>>>>Shands, VA, Health Sci. & heart of UF,
>>>>>1700 SW 16th ct. -800 sq.ft $128K
call 262-0444 FREE computer! 1700 SW
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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-
MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT - $375
Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must
sell. Can deliver. Retail $1600. 352-372-7490
BED - KING - $170 PILLOWTOP
mattress & box springs. Orthopedic rated
Name brand, new, never been used, in
plastic with warranty. Call 352-372-8588 Can
CHERRY SLEIGH BED solid with Pillowtop
Mattress & Box. All new still boxed. Cost
$1500, sacrifice $450 352-333-7516
Sofa $175 Brand new in pkg 333-7516
BEDROOM SET. 7pc Cherry, Queen/ king
bed, dresser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, chests
avail. Dovetail const. New, in boxes. Can de-
liver. Retail $6500, must sell, sacrifice $1100
(352) 372-7490 4-23-08-71-6
SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather.
Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail
$2650. Sacrifice $750. Call 352-377-9846
DINING ROOM Beautiful cherry set w/table,
6 Chippendale chairs, hutch & buffet. New,
still in boxes. Retail $5200, sacrifice $1100.
Must sell. Can deliver. 352-372-8588 4-23-
FUTON Solid oak mission-style frame w/
mattress. New, in box. $140 332-9899
DINETTE SET 5pc $85 Brand new in box.
Never used. 352-377-9846 4-23-72-6
**BEDS -ALL BRAND NEW**
**Full $80 Queen $100 King $170**
Orthopedic pillow-top sets. Brand name
matching sets not used or refurbished. Still
in plastic, direct from factory! 352-333-7516.
BED- QUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mat-
tress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand
new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver.
$120 352-377-9846. 4-23-72-6
Bed- All New King! 3pc Orthopedic pillowtop
mattress set. Brand NEW, still in plastic with
warranty. Can deliver. $200 352-333-7516.
BEDROOM SET- $300 BRAND NEW
Still in boxes! 6 pieces include: Headboard,
2 Nightstands, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must
sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 4-23-08-
FUTON - $60 Solid Oak Mission Style. With
plush mattress $140. All brand NEW still in
box. Can deliver. 352-333-7516 4-23-72-6
Pool Table - Gorgeous 8" All wood table.
Leather pockets, Italian 1" slate, carved legs.
Brand new still in crate. MUST SELL Retail
$5500. Sell $950. Can deliver 352-377-9846
Hot Tub/Spa - $1295 Brand New Loaded!
Waterfall, LED lights, cupholders, 110-v
energy efficient with warranty. Free delivery,
MUST SELL 352-372-8588 4-23-72-6
Bed-FULL size pillowtop mattress & box.
New, in plastic, warr. Can del. $90 317-4031
Sofa $185 Brand new! Love seat $150 still in
pkg. Can del 352-333-7516 4-23-72-6
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IMAC 20" BRAND NEW COMPUTER -
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1GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM-1x1GB. 500
GB Serial ATA Drive, Asking $2000. Call 352-
481-9378 or 352-481-2400. 2-7-08-5-7
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Motorcycles, Mopeds Autos
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1997 HONDA CIVIC LX
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Police Impounds for Salel 95 Honda Civic
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Call 256-3323 for more info and interview.
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FT & PT Teachers needed at play-based
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15-20 min S of UF. Fed work study req. for
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LEASING AGENT, PT
Friendly, energetic person. Experience
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Statewide Furniture Installers Needed.
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Local paid internship with Servpro. Person
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cover letter, resume & salary history to
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SALES ASSISTANTS NEEDED!
Ladies and Gentlemen, Tomlinson Motor Co
is hiring sales assistants. Full or part time.
Flexible hours. Good driving record a must!
Apply in person 3580 N. Main St. Gainesville
Great Pay and Bonus Opportunites!
Local Office at NW 10th Ave. and 6th St.
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ter needed for an 8 month old. Part time, flex.
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UF MEN'S BASKETBALL
Donovan tries to keep team's confidence in check
By DANNY KLEIN
Alligator Staff Writer
If Tiger Woods has room to
improve, so do the Gators.
After entering the polls and
walking into the spotlight, UF
coach Billy Donovan has point-
ed to the recent exploits of golf's
greatest player as an example of
how the No. 20 Gators should
handle their sudden success.
"Here's maybe the greatest
athlete to ever walk the face of
the earth, and (Woods) wins,
and he's talking about getting
better," Donovan said. "If he's
saying that, the fact that these
guys would embrace a win to me
doesn't make much sense."
Woods is coming off a domi-
nating eight-stroke victory in
the Buick Invitational - his
first tournament of the season.
Woods spoke afterward about
the changes he made in the off-
season and how he feels his best
golf is still ahead of him.
It's a scary thought - but the
exact mindset Donovan is look-
ing for in his players, who he
hopes will continue to improve,
regardless of how successful
"We still need to get better,"
Donovan said. "We're not where
we should be, where we can be,
where we want to be."
Since routing Vanderbilt
86-64 at home last Sunday, the
Gators (18-3, 5-1 Southeastern
Conference) have had nearly
a week to prepare for perhaps
their toughest stretch to date.
UF heads first to Arkansas
(15-5, 4-2 SEC) on Saturday and
then to No. 7 Tennessee (18-2, 5-1
SEC) on Tuesday.
"We still need to get bet-
UF men's basketball coach
The Gators will. first direct
their attention to an under-
achieving Razorbacks team that
has failed to meet expectations
Arkansas entered the season
ranked No. 19, but bad losses
to Georgia, Providence and
Appalachian State have left
Razorbacks fans searching for
Arkansas, however, is coming
SEE HOOPS, PAGE 25
Andrew Stanfill Alligator
UF forward Dan Werner drives against an Auburn defender during the Gators' 72-56 win on Jan. 12. Werner
hit five of his nine shots from the field and finished with 11 points.
Gators focus on nixing falls
By BOBBY CALLOVI
In the last two weeks, UF has fallen on the
bars, on the floor and in the rankings.
The Gators dropped to No. 3 in the na-
tional rankings after losing to Georgia two
weeks ago and falling twice against Auburn
If the Gators are to beat up-and-coming
No. 9 Arkansas on Friday, they will need to
fix those mistakes.
Against Georgia, falls on the uneven bars
by Ashley Reed and Nicola Willis cost UF the
meet. Then last week, Amanda Castillo fell
on the bars as Rebekah Zaiser and Courtney
Gladys fell on the floor event, but the Gators
still pulled out a win over Auburn.
In practice, the Gators have been working
on being more consistent and concentrating
more on their routines.
"We haven't really had our minds focused
on what we need to do at the time," Melanie
Sinclair said. "We are training hard and doing
all the right things in practice, so we just need
to be focused during competition."
The falls are unusual of
Gators gymnastics teams.
Before the struggles of
., *^ the last two weeks, UF
| . - had not had a counted fall
since Jan. 20, 2006.
* Even though falling is
disappointing, the Gators
Sinclair gymnasts try not to think
about the mistake and try
to still put together a good performance.
"The last thing you want to think is 'Oh
my gosh, I fell, I got .5 off,'" Sinclair said.
"You have to think about that you still have
a routine to finish, or wherever you are in the
SEE GYM, PAGE 25
UF learns from first loss
* THE GATORS HAVE A CHANCE
TO REBOUND AGAINST UCF.
By CHRISTOPHER YAZBEC
Losing to Miami on Tuesday wasn't
easy for the UF men's tennis team,
which suffered its first loss of the sea-
But immediately forgetting about
the loss isn't exactly what coach Andy
Jackson has in mind.
"I don't think that we can (forget),"
Jackson said. "I don't really particularly
want them to forget about it. I just want
them to learn from it and see if we can
take the positives and go forward."
The No. 13 Gators will get their first.
chance to move ahead on Friday when
they host Central Florida at 3 p.m. at
the Ring Tennis Complex. UF defeated
the Knights 5-2 in 2007. While Jackson
expects his young squad to win, he
said nothing about this inexperienced
team is a sure thing.
"I believe with this team that we re-
ally can lose to anybody, just because
we haven't been around very much,"
A loss to UCF would put the
Gators a step back. Four of their
next six matches before Southeastern
Conference play will be against top-20
teams, the first of which
UF will travel to
Waco, Texas, to face
Tennis No. 4 Baylor, which
advanced to the NCAA
semifinals last year.
The Gators have defeated the Bears
each of the last two seasons by the same
4-3 score, something Jackson believes is
extra incentive for UF's opponent.
"I think they're tired of losing to
Florida," Jackson said. "Obviously they
can hurt us under those circumstances,
SEE TENNIS, PAGE 25
N.C. State 72
(3) Duke 92
(13) Wisconsin 62
I 1998: Guard Jason Williams leads
the Gators with 24 points in a 86-78
upset win over Kentucky. The win
was Coach Billy Donovan's first ever
against the Wildcats.
Today's question: Who will win the Super Bowl?
* Pats by 10 or fewer * Pats by 11 or more * Giants by 10 or fewer * Giants by 11 or more
Thursday's question: Which UF basketball sophomore has im- Werner 71% (49)
proved the most since his freshman year? Speights 28% (19)
Mitchell 1% (1)
69 TOTAL VOTES
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off a convincing 78-58 win against Mississippi
Donovan said the Gators are aware of this
team's talent and respects the Razorbacks head-
"They're a big, strong, physical team,"
Donovan said. "These guys, in a way, pose di-
lemmas unlike any team we've played before.
They're experienced, and they have guys that
a lot of people respect and think very highly of."
The Razorbacks are coached by former Gators
assistant John Pelphrey, who enters his first sea-
son in Arkansas after spending five years at the
helm of South Alabama.
Pelphrey began as one of Donovan's assistants
at Marshall in 1995, and he fol-
- lowed Donovan to Gainesville,
where he remained until 2002.
Pelphrey is one of three
Men's former Donovan assistants
Basketball who are currently coaching
in Division I. The others are
Anthony Grant and Marshall's Donnie Jones.
This is the first time Donovan will face one of
his assistants in a head-to-head matchup.
"You're dealing with someone who's very
close in your life, who's made a lot of sacrifices,"
Donovan said. "I think it's always hard when
you're coaching against someone you've shared
so much with, a lot of ups and downs and emo-
On the court, Arkansas is led by forward
Sonny Weems, who is averaging 14.4 points per
game, and sophomore standout Patrick Beverley,
who adds 12.2 points per contest.
UF center Marreese Speights will have his
hands full as well, as he lines up against 7-foot
center Steven Hill.
Speights has played well of late, and is aver-
aging 18 points and 9.7 rebounds over the last
Another player who has come on lately is
forward Dan Werner, whose newfound aggres-
sive style and work ethic has won over the fans
and his coaches. Werner has been elected hustle
player of the week six out seven times this sea-
son by the coaching staff, with the lone loss com-
ing to Speights.
Players receive an "F" on their shorts for rec-
ognition, something Werner displays proudly in
"It shows I do all the little things," Werner
said. "That's what I pride myself in."
Gators hope to continue dominance of Arkansas
GYM, from page 24
routine you still have to finish, you still
have to put on a good performance."
The next time the Gators who fell
compete, they will have to brush away
any thoughts of the fall.
"You try to keep a clean mind and
start over," Castillo said.
UF coach Rhonda Faehn said she
doesn't expect the falls to affect the ath-
letes in the future.
One of the causes of the falls had been
the young, inexperienced lineup Faehn
put out for last week's meet.
This week, she will have UF's best
"You try to keep a clean mind
and start over."
UF sophomore gymnast
"We are going to put in our stron-
gest lineup this weekend; we had the
opportunity to rest them last weekend,
especially Melanie and Nicola," Faehn
said. "We gave them a good rest, so we
are looking to get them out in front of our
home crowd again and put on a good
performance against Arkansas."
UF will need solid outings from all its
athletes to beat an Arkansas team that is
at its highest ranking is school history.
Since Arkansas' gymnastics program
started in 2003, the Gators have domi-
nated the Razorbacks, winning every
meeting between the two - UF is 15-0
all-time against them.
The Gators might have one of their
best athletes competing at less than 100
percent, as Castillo has been affected by
pinkeye this week. If Castillo isn't at her ..
best, UF will need others to step up.
Even with Castillo and their best AndrewStanfill /AlligatorStaff
lineup on the floor, the Gators will have UF gymnast Melanie Sinclair performs her beam routine in the Gators'
to avoid falls if they are to retake the No.1
ranking. narrow loss to Georgia on Jan. 18. Georgia won by .025 points.
Jackson hopes weekend matches can boost confidence
TENNIS, from page 24
higher in singles.
However, the match will probably
be decided on courts four, five and six,
but we have talent on our team and where the Gators will likely play three
we can hurt them as well." freshmen.
Despite its high team ranking, "We have to have a step up from
Baylor has just two ranked singles everybody," Jackson said. "We're just
players (Nos. 10 and 80) and no going to stick with what we got, and
ranked doubles teams, but UF will just try to give a little bit better."
have three players ranked No. 62 or There's one thing Jackson thinks
will be a huge issue for his team,
especially on the road Sunday - the
"Confidence is not something that
you can buy at the drug store," he
said. "It's something that you have to
earn, and we don't have it. But .w're
going to try to earn a little bit of'it on
Friday, and then there'� a big'oppoirt-
nity on Sunday to get a lot of it."
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UF TRACK AND FIELD
Ealey running toward fourth All-American honor
By MIKE DIFERDINANDO
Lakecia Ealey is never satisfied.
The senior is a three-time All-American,
but she wants more.
While the sprinter has had success
throughout her career at UF, it has all
come as a member of the 4x100-meter relay
"My goal this year is to become an All-
American as an individual," Ealey said.
Up to this point in the season, she has
done all she can to make that dream a real-
Through the first two meets, Ealey has
already racked up two first-place finishes
and two second-place finishes, and she
will have a chance to add more to that list
Saturday when the No. 11 Gators travel
to Lexington, Ky. for the Rod McCravy
"She is a tremendous competitor,"
Coach Mike Holloway said. "She wants to
be the best."
Ealey has fought injuries to both ham-
strings during her career, and for the first
time since her freshman season, she is fi-
nally ailment free. Ealey credits her success
this season to her health.
Holloway believes Ealey's hardworking
nature has led to a great start to 2008.
"Lakecia has had the success she has this
season because she comes out everyday,
works hard and does all of the things that
we ask her to do," Holloway said.
Ealey said Holloway's coaching has
helped her take the next step as a sprinter.
"Coach Holloway does a great job of
working one on one with each athlete,"
Ealey said. "That has made a big difference
for me this year."
"She is a tremendous competitor.
She wants to be the best."
UF track and field coach
Ealey is determined to be an All-
American this season, and Holloway ex-
pects her to do just that.
"My challenge to her this fall was to go
out everyday and prepare like a champion,
and that is exactly what she has done,"
While Ealey hopes that she is able to fin-
Gators head into final conference meet against Vols
* THE NO. 7 WOMEN COM-
PETE TODAY AND THE NO. 5
MEN CONTEND SATURDAY.
By EUGENIO TORRENS
The UF swimming and div-
ing teams will look to end their
Southeastern Conference season
on a high note against Tennessee on
Friday and Saturday.
While the No. 5 men try to re-
bound from -a loss to Auburn last
week, the No. 7 women will hope
for their sixth straight dual-meet
The women's team takes on the
Volunteers first, Friday at 7 p.m.,
while the men's team won't see ac-
tion until Saturday at 1 p.m.
UF swimming coach Gregg
Troy seems to have the Volunteers'
number, going 21-0 all-time against
them. Despite the confidence
boost from the Auburn meet, Troy
doesn't want his women to get
"It's a very improved Tennessee
women's team," Troy said.
"Tennessee's always raced us
tough. We really get their best shot
all the time."
The men's team is coming off
a loss, but Troy was pleased with
his swimmers' effort. He maintains
they will have to be more consistent
in the relays. "We had some guys a
little erratic in their performance,"
hopes that this
time around, the
Swimming diving team will
leave the men
with more wiggle room.
Last week, the women's squad
was bolstered by the diving per-
formance of Jeana Bartell, Monica
Dodson and Jennifer Funch. UF
diving coach Donnie Craine will be
taking all three to Knoxville.
Against Auburn, the trio com-
bined for 32 points. Craine doesn't
believe they'll be able to repeat that
performance, noting the home-field
advantage. "You go into their home
floor, you have to give them the ad-
vantage," Craine said. "I think we
can compete with them in the div-
ing. Whether we're going to win or
not, that's just a matter of the day.
... I hope to go in and maybe steal
an event from them."
The men's diving team will
hope to forget its performance
against the Tigers and recover
against Tennessee. Grayson Patton
and Aaron Leech only managed
to tally 3 points for the Gators last
"Grayson was very good on
(the) one-meter, one of his best
events...but it still wasn't good
enough;' Craine said. "I'm hoping
Aaron steps it up a little bit."
This meet will be the last
chance for swimmers to be evalu-
ated against conference opposition
before the SEC championships.
This could motivate the younger
athletes, whose spots on the confer-
ence team are on the line.
The Volunteers have all the moti-
vation they'll need. "We're catching
Tennessee at home, (it's) their last
meet at home and it's their senior
day. We'll get a really enthusiastic
Tennessee group," Troy said.
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is not her only goal. y
She says being a finalist at the NCAA
indoor championships would be a dream
come true. Ealey is aiming for a top-three
Holloway believes that Saturday's meet
will be an opportunity for Ealey and the
rest of the squad to test themselves.
"This weekend is a chance for us to
compete against some great competition,"
Holloway said. "It's a chance for us to go
up against some of the best teams in the
As most of the squad travels to
Lexington, the team's multi-event special-
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Gators drop home contest against Commodores
* UF SHOT 11.1 PERCENT FROM
BE1gOND THE ARC.
By PHIL KEGLER
Alligator Staff Writer
The UF women's basketball team contin-
ues to feel the growing pains of a team that
finished 9-22 last season.
The Gators got another chance Thursday
night to establish themselves in the top half
of the Southeastern Conference - and just
couldn't get it done.
Vanderbilt (15-6, 4-2 SEC) simply had too
much size in the post, and UF (14-7, 3-3 SEC)
could not convert at key junctures, so the
Commodores walked away with a 66-56 vic-
tory Thursday night.
UF (42.6 percent) shot just a tad better than
the Commodores (42.2 percent) but could not
overcome losing the rebounding battle (40-35),
committing more turnovers (23 to 18) and
dreadful 3-point shooting (11.1 percent).
Gators coach Amanda Butler felt despite
the statistics, her team could have won this
game, but they stopped believing they would.
"We really have to believe that we are sup-
posed to beat some of these teams that are
in the top of our league," Butler said. "There
was a moment where we didn't feel like we
were supposed to win. Vanderbilt seized that
moment, and that's something that just can't
It didn't help that the Commodores had
a dominating post presence for which the
Gators had no answer.
Vandy center Liz Sherwood came off the
bench to score a game-high 20 points and add-
ed 12 rebounds. The 6-foot-4 two-time reign-
ing SEC Sixth Woman of the Year controlled
the second half, and Vanderbilt's offense
became looking to pound it into Sherwood on
every offensive possession.
"' ! didn't matter who was in there (guard-
ing Sherwood)," Vanderbilt coach Melanie
Balcomb said. "We were running stuff to Liz,
and she was confident and going strong to the
UF tried a couple of different things to stop
the senior, including a 2-3 zone, and had both
Marshae Dotson and Aneika Henry match
up with her in man-to-man defense. But
Sherwood continued to find a way to get one-
on-one situations down on the low block and
connected on 9 of her 17 shots.
"They didn't double Liz, and when she got
them buried, they couldn't do anything but go
one-on-one," Balcomb said. "Liz is very good
one-and one. She generally sees double- and
triple-teams and everybody packs it in. ...
They went with the philosophy of pressuring
our guards and I thought they did a great job
at it. Then we had to depend on Liz instead of
our 3-point shooting."
Butler knew Sherwood would get her
points but was frustrated with the many put-
backs she got after missed shots.
"The goal of (Balcomb's) offense is to get
Liz Sherwood one-on-one on the low block,"
she said. "Certainly we know that in some
circumstances we couldn't handle her all
alone on the low block. The points where they
entered the ball in and she scored are easier to
accept than the second chances."
Dotson put it more plainly.
"She's a big girl," she said. "She was bigger
than most of our post players."
The Commodores got two other big offen-
sive contributions - one from someone they
expected and another from
./ . , someone unexpected off
'8 their bench. Christina Wirth
averaged 13.2 points per
Women's game entering Thursday's
B k contest, and lived up to the
Basketball expectations, pumping in
15 points and six rebounds.
Perhaps more surprising was sophomore
guard Jessica Mooney, who averages just 7.7
points per game but tied her career high with
16 points against the Gators.
UF had just one player finish in double fig-
ures - Dotson (16 points, 6 rebounds).
It looked like this game would be a blow-
out similar to the Gators' Jan. 24 affair against
Vanderbilt's zone defense pressured the UF
guards on the perimeter, and Gators had diffi-
culty running their offense or even getting the
ball within the 3-point line. They settled for ill-
advised jump shots and started just 1 of 7 from
the field with five turnovers in the first seven
minutes, allowing the Commodores to open
up a 23-10 lead with 8:43 left in the first half.
Then the Gators finally found an offensive
flow and rattled off 11 straight points to draw
within 2, an entered halftime trailing just 30-
UF started well after the break and tied the
game for the first time at the 15:35 mark. The
Commodores would answer with 6 straight
points, and the Gators never ended up taking
the lead the entire game.
Now, they must rebound Sunday when
No. 8 LSU comes to town.
Butler said her team knows they can beat
the Tigers but can't give up at critical mo-
"You've got to believe it more than your
body telling you that you're tired or being up-
set about a player, like Liz Sherwood dominat-
ing a certain sequence of the game," she said.
"Those things are going to happen and you've
still got to believe it in spite of those things....
We've got to quit talking about it and do it.
Walk the talk."
Harrison Diamond Alligator
Vanderbilt center Liz Sherwood (left) tallied 20 points and 12 rebounds off the bench
in the Commodores' 66-56 win against UF in the O'Connell Center on Thursday.
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