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VOLUME 101 ISSUE 92


TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2008


Graham, board continue fight for tuition


By DEBORAH SWERDLOW
Alligator Writer
dswerdlow@alligator.org

The Florida Board of Governors
and former U.S. Sen. Bob Graham
resubmitted their tuition lawsuit
against the state Legislature late
Monday afternoon.
The board, the State University


System's highest governing body,
joined Graham's lawsuit against
the state Legislature in July to fight
for the authority to set tuition at the
Florida's 11 public universities.
The lawsuit argues that the
board, not the Legislature, has tu-
ition-setting power because Florida
citizens voted to create the board in
2004 and charged it with full man-


agement of the university system.
In December, a Leon County
judge ruled that the board and
Graham failed to
State show standing in
News the case. They had
until Monday to
submit evidence showing how
the Legislature interferes with the
board's constitutional duty by set-


ting tuition.
The amended complaint against
the Legislature states that Graham
is eligible to sue because he is a
state citizen, taxpayer and former
public official.
In addition, he is the chairman
of the corporation in charge of UF's
new Graham Center for Public
Service, which needs funding from


tuition.
The board is eligible because it
was created to "operate, regulate,
control and be fully responsible for
the management of the whole state
university system," the complaint
states.
Bill Edmonds, the board's
spokesman, could not be reached
for comment by press time.


GPD last agency in


county to get Tasers


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Gainesville Police officer Courtnay Roberts points a Taser at a man involved in a fight after nightclubs
emptied out early Friday. The man was arrested for resisting arrest without violence.


By JESSICA PONN
Alligator Staff Writer
jponn@alligator.org

As fists flew and bodies lunged
downtown Thursday night,
Gainesville Police Department of-
ficer Courtnay Roberts aimed his
Taser for the first time.
Two men were fighting after they
had left a nearby nightclub, and
one was elbowing Roberts' fellow
officer.
But as the man was warned of
the pain that was to come, he quick-
ly went limp and allowed officers to
handcuff him.
"I had every intention that he
was going to get Tasered, but he
completely and immediately com-
plied, so I didn't have to," Roberts
said.
Thursday's incident is a perfect
example of the service Tasers can


provide to police officers, Roberts
added.
"It basically creates less injuries
for both the good guys and the bad
guys," he said.
It has been
less than a month
since GPD dis-
S tribute Tasers
to its officers,
said department
spokesman Lt.
Keith Kameg.
Gainesville po-
Kameg lice are the last
law enforcement officers in Alachua
County to get the weapons.
So far, they have only been used
once - in a domestic disturbance
case. A man was Tasered while
fighting with an officer, Kameg said.
The gun deploys a five-second burst
of electronic shock.
SEE TASER, PAGE 9


INTERNATIONAL NEWS

Students remember impact of Colombian insurgents


By YUDISLAIDY FERNANDEZ
Alligator Writer

Vanessa Pineda's heartbeat rises when the
phone rings with a call from Colombia.
Before Pineda, a fourth-year environmental
engineering major, was born, her grandfather
Erin Delgado was kidnapped by National
Liberation Army, known as ELN.
ELN is one of the two largest anti-govern-
ment insurgent groups in Colombia, accord-
ing to the Central Intelligence Agency's World
Factbook. The other is Revolutionary Armed
Forces of Colombia, or FARC, which protest-


eres demonstrated against Monday around
the world.
Her grandfather, a cattle farmer in the
municipality of Casanare, was held hostage
for three months, at which time ELN com-
manders agreed to release him in exchange for
another family member.
One of Pineda's 10 uncles volunteered. He
was kidnapped for a year and then released,
she said.
Guerilla groups were first formed with a
purpose of defending the common people,
who they felt were not being protected by the
government, explained Ana Maria Bidegain,


"It is a war that has been happen-
ing through generations, it is a war
without an end." *
Ana Maria Bidegain
FlU Colombian Studies Institute director

director of the Colombian Studies Institute at
Florida International University.
As these groups became involved with
drug trafficking, their ideology began to
change, Bidegain said.
Now their focus is to gain control over


wealthy areas and areas where they can grow
drugs.
"It is a war that has been happening
through generations, it is a war without an
end," Bidegain said.
Indeed, the 40-year conflict between gov-
ernmental authorities and insurgent groups
has led to killings, extortion, drug trafficking
and the forced seizure of lands and displace-
ment of people.
At age 13, Pineda received political asylum
in the United States. While she felt safe here,
her family back home continued to be threat-
SEE GUERILLA, PAGE 9


N A state grant of
$80 million to the
private University
of Miami drew
mixed reactions
from higher-
education officials
around the state.
See story, pg. 10.


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* Junior guard
Walter Hodge
(right) and the UF
men's basketball
team will take on
No. 7 Tennessee
tonight in Knoxville.
The game will be
broadcast by
ESPN at 9 p.m.
See story, pg. 22.


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2, ALLIGATOR U TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2008

News Today


WHAT'S HAPPENING
Hollywood Fair
Reitz Union Colonnade, 11
a.m. to 2 p.m., today
As part of Hollywood Week,
the Reitz Union Board will
be treating UF students to
the glamorous lifestyle of a
star. Food and drinks will be
served.
The Pink Floyd Experience
Phillips Center, 7:30 p.m.,
tonight
Tribute band The Pink Floyd
Experience will perform.
Tickets are available on
www.ticketmaster.com and
range from $25-$40.
Islam Fair
Plaza of the Americas, 10 a.m.
to 4 p.m., Wednesday
Islam on Campus will host a
display of different Middle
Eastern countries, music, art
and food.
Teach for America
University Memorial
Auditorium, Friends of
the Music Room, 7 p.m.,
Wednesday
Teach For America and
SWEET, a UF student
organization, will be hosting
an alumni panel where stu-
dents can learn more about the
Teach For America experience
from two UF graduates.
Like What You See?
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would like to see posted
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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2008 0 ALLIGATOR, 3



Memorial held for 2 UF students killed in accident


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UF students Cynthia Germain and Maria Villalobos mourn at a memorial for students Maria Bahamon
and Daniel Sacks, who died in a January car accident, on Monday at the Reitz Union Amphitheater.


By KATIE SANDERS
Alligator Writer
ksanders@alligator.org

UF students and professors gath-
ered at a candlelight vigil Monday
night to honor two UF engineering
students who died in a car accident
Jan. 26.
About 75 people who knew
Maria Bahamon, 20, and Daniel
Sacks, 19, attended the ceremony at
the Reitz Union Amphitheater, orga-
nized by Joseph Hartman, chairman
of the UF Department of Industrial
and Systems Engineering.
Bahamon and Sacks died in a
single-car accident in Mississippi,
where they were interning at
Entergy Nuclear, a utilities com-
pany, and sharing an apartment.
Maria Villalobos and Cynthia
Germain, both UF engineering ju-
niors, stood side-by-side behind a
lectern Monday night as they shared
Bahamon's impact on their lives.
Villalobos said she and Bahamon
started at UF together last fall as
transfer students from Broward
Community College. She and
Bahamon were always together,
she said, whether they were in class,
cooking, watching TV or camping.
"We shared too many special
moments that I will never forget,"
Villalobos said.


Pramod Khargonekar, dean of
the College of Engineering, said
remembering Sacks was "a sad oc-
casion."
"I remember him as a really
bright young man," Khargonekar
said. "It's just sad, so sad to see such
a wonderful young man taken away
from us."
UF sophomore Cynthia Lane said
before the vigil she knew Sacks since
high school. She said he was a clas-
sic-music lover, a prankster and an
older-brother figure in her life.
"With us girls, he always made
sure we weren't
On dressed inappropri-
Cailpusls ately," Lane said with
a smile.
Following remarks
from crowd members, Hartman led
the crowd in a few minutes of silence
among the twinkling of candles.
Afterward, the students gathered
at the front of the amphitheater to
look at pictures of Bahamon and
Sacks, which will be sent to their
parents.
Juan Bij-Kebbe, a UF electrical
engineering junior, said Bahamon's
positive example has been on his
mind since he learned of her death.
"I'm gonna remember her be-
cause she reminds me of everything
that I want to do," Bij-Kebbe said.
"She's in this candle, I feel."


Record number of applicants awaits word on admission


* UF RECEIVED ABOUT 27,000
APPLICATIONS THIS YEAR.

By NICK HOLMES
Alligator Contributing Writer

This year's class of incoming freshmen at
UF survived an application process involv-
ing a record number of UF hopefuls, and all
of them will find out if they got accepted on
Feb. 15.
Zina Evans, director of UF admissions,
said the process is grueling for the most recent
group of applicants because high school class
sizes are at their largest and students are ap-
plying to more colleges than ever before.
Evans said students applied to an average


of five colleges in past years. Now, most stu-
dents apply to at least 10, she said.
UF's Office of Admissions has already re-
ceived about 27,000 applications this year.
That number has been steadily increasing
year after year. In 2005, about 21,800 high
school students applied to UE.
Evans said she and her staff sort through
the applications electronically, which increases
efficiency and gives multiple people the abil-
ity to review applications at the same time.
More than 100 readers, consisting of faculty,
staff and guidance counselors, analyze each
application, she said.
Applicants can check their admission sta-
tus online Feb. 15. Only about 10,000 of the
applicants will be accepted, Evans said, and
she estimated that 6,600 of those would prob-


ably enroll.
"Everybody is scared this year," said Brooke
Batten, a UF applicant from Hillsborough
High School in Tampa. "Nobody knows what
to expect anymore."
"Everybody is scared this year.
Nobody knows what to expect
anymore."
Brooke Batten
UF applicant


In past years, students with International
Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement
credits were not as common and had an ad-
vantage, Evans said. This year, 82 percent of


applicants have taken at least one IB or AP
course, she said.
"Year after year, we have seen increases in
the quality of the academic pool" she said.
"It's quite a talented pool this year"
Current UF students have noticed incom-
ing freshmen getting smarter and smarter.
"I don't know if I would have gotten in
this year," said Jacyn Adkins, a UF marketing
junior. "It's gotten so hard. We're lucky we got
accepted while we still could."
This year is also unique because it marks
the end of UF's early decision process. In the
past, high school students were able to apply
and receive notification in December if they
committed to UF early.
Now there is one application deadline and
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ELECTIONS 2008

Endorsements' impact unclear


By KATIE GALLAGHER
Alligator Writer
kgallagher@alligator.org

Oprah Winfrey and Chuck
Norris can make all the presiden-
tial endorsements they want, but it
probably won't have a direct effect
on votes.
While endorsements from ce-
lebrities, politicians and newspa-


pers can earn candidates an extra
15 minutes of press coverage, it's
unlikely that voters will base their
decisions on the support of others,
said Michael Heaney, an assistant
professor of political science at UF
But the endorsements do indi-
rectly influence voters by increasing
publicity, respect and campaign con-
tributions for candidates, he said.
"The more candidates get in front


of the camera, the more people think
about them," he said.
Endorsements from party elites
can also earn a candidate respect
among party members, he said.
Those endorsements can also
encourage campaign contributions,
he added.
Some people even make en-
dorsements to say something about
themselves, Heaney said, such as
Democrat-turned-Independent Joe
Lieberman, who is endorsing Sen.
John McCain, R-Ariz.
"Sometimes people tend
to talk more about the
endorsements than the
candidates themselves."
Eric Kosslna
UF freshman

"By endorsing McCain, he's
showing his independence,"
Heaney said.
Freshman Eric Kossina said he
was not influenced by endorse-
ments, but took notice of some,
like Chuck Norris's endorsement of
Mike Huckabee. He said it received
a lot of media attention.
"Sometimes people tend to talk
more about the endorsements than
the candidates themselves," Kossina
said.
But some said they saw merit in
endorsements. Darryl Gresham, a
criminology junior, said he thought
endorsements from rappers and
singers make a difference because
people feel they can relate to them,
but he still wouldn't vote for some-
one who didn't support his values.
"It doesn't take a famous person
to influence someone," he said.
"The influence is in how you were
raised."


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* JANUARY IS TYPICALLY
THE COLDEST MONTH.

By JESSICA PONN
Alligator Staff Writer
jponn@alligator.org

While winter will not of-
ficially end until late March,
the coldest weather of the
season has likely passed.
On average, January is the
coldest month of the year,
said National Weather Service
meteorologist Phil Peterson.
The average January 2008
temperature in Northeast
Florida was 54.8 degrees,
down from last year's January
average of 57.5 degrees.
So far this winter, tem-
peratures have departed from
their averages each month in
different directions.
November was colder than
normal, while December was
warmer that normal, Peterson
said.


*SteVen Spielberg
*Robert Kemnedy Jr.
*Gen. Wesley Clark
*Sen. Bill Nelson
*The New York Times

*Oprah Winfrey
*Sen. Edward Kennedy
*Caroline Kennedy
*Sen. John Kerry
*The Los Angeles Times

*Sen. Joe Lieberman
*Former Secretary of State
Henry Kissinger
*Gov. Arnold
Schwarzenegger
*Sylvester Stallone
*The New York Times

*Sen. Orrin Hatch.
*Former Speaker of the House
Dennis Hastert
*Ann Coulter
*The Atlanta Journal-
Constitution
*The Salt Lake Tribune


"It's been up and down,"
he added.
Through April, however,
temperatures are expected
to be back to normal, which
means averages in the 60s,
according to the National
Weather Service Web site.
The lowest temperatures
over the next week are not
expected to dip below 40
degrees, except on Saturday,
when the low is 38 degrees,
according to The Weather
Channel's Web site.
However, the highest tem-
peratures are predicted to be
much higher than they have
been, rarely dropping below
70 degrees except over the
weekend, according to the
site.
The highs are predicted
to be in the 80s today and
Wednesday.
For a forecast of the next
five days, see Page 2.


Who's Endorsing Who


Second SG party


announces ticket

By ILEANA MORALES
Alligator Writer
imorales@alligator.org

The Orange and Blue party is the second Student
Government party to announce its executive ticket for the
Feb. 26 and Feb. 27 SG elections.
Tommy Jardon, a UF law student, will run for Student
Body president with Frank Bracco, a UF political science
and economics junior, for vice president and Shea Parrish,
a UF finance junior, for treasurer.
Jardon said instead of conducting interviews to find run-
ning mates, the three met as a group to decide who would
run for each position.
This isn't the first time Jardon has been involved with SG
elections. He was the Impact Party president in fall 2005 and
Action Party president in fall 2006.
Student He said Orange and. Blue would
Government focus on making SG more open and
representative of UF's student body.
He said he and his running mates make a well-rounded
ticket because they come from different political and cultur-
al backgrounds. The group would support online voting for
SG elections, which he said would increase voter turnout
and help build a "truly representative" government.
He said Orange and Blue would aim to work on issues
that affect students daily, such as parking decal prices. They
would also determine how to spend SG's budget more ef-
ficiently to eliminate current financial waste in SG, he said.
Bracco said as director of Chomp the Vote, an SG pro-
gram designed to increase student turnout at all elections,
he learned what UF students want from SG.
He said students are constantly confused about why SG
exists and what it does for students.
"If people don't know where their money is going, I
think it's time for a change," Bracco said.
Parrish said as a finance student, she is prepared to man-
age money, and she's not intimidated by SG's more than $13
million budget. The responsibility wouldn't just belong to
her, but her whole team, she said.
"We want to take a good look at how money is being
spent to benefit the most students possible," Parrish said.


Source: The New York Times
Mikala Kuchera / Alligator Staff


Coldest temperatures


of season likely over


Harrison Diamond / Alligator
Hot and Ready
A Student Alumni Association volunteer serves pizza to Brittany Preston, a UF family youth and
community science sophomore. The SAA passed out free pizza to members Monday on the Plaza
of the Americas.





TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2008 U ALLIGATOR, 5


ELECTIONS 2008

Super Tuesday can

be super confusing
Today 22 states will hold pri-
mary elections or caucuses, but Delegates won so far:
the delegates at stake won't all be Democrats:
decided the same way. Barack Obama: 34
Most of the Democratic del- Hillary Clinton: 21
egates will be awarded propor- John Edwards: 12
tionately to the percentage of the
vote each candidate earns. Republicans
Therefore, while 2,064 John McCain: 89
Democratic delegates are at stake Mitt Romney: 27
today, it may be difficult for ei- Mike Huckabee: 7
their Obama or Clinton to pull
very far ahead. Delegates needed to
In the Republican races, most win the nomination:
delegates will be awarded in a Democrats: 2,025
winner-takes-all manner, based Republicans: 1,191
on the statewide votes.
This may wind up benefiting State with most
McCain, who has a strong fol-
lowing in larger states. A total of delegates at stake today:
1,081 delegates are up for grabs California
in the Republican race. Democrats: 441
- JESSICA PONN Republicans: 173


Mikala IKuchera / Allilator Staff


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Empty Protest

Transgender ordinance

is necessary for equality
The recent ruling of the Gainesville City Commission to
approve an ordinance protecting transgender residents
from discrimination at local businesses was not a revo-
lutionary move - the commission is just keeping up with
the times.
Cities and counties throughout the country have passed
similar ordinances, some even decades ago, and have had
little or no backlash from such laws.
And our city should be no different.
In some respects, the commissioners and the mayor should
be commended for sticking to their principles of equality for
everyone who chooses to live in Gainesville, and for having
the courage to stand up for those principles by passing the
ordinance.
These commissioners recognized the need for the city to
provide the transgender population with protection under
the power of law, just as it does for race, religion, sex, age and
marital status.
"Transgender" is the term used for a diverse group of
people bound together by the fact that they do not identify
with the gender they were born with. They include individu-
als who dress and behave as the opposite sex, and those who
have had surgery to change their sex, also known as trans-
sexuals.
Though some estimates put the Gainesville transgender
population at a very small minority, that doesn't warrant a
dismissal of their concerns as targets of discrimination.
The scores of outraged citizens that attended last week's
City Commission meeting to protest the ordinance cited
unreasonable fears, including that the law would encourage
inappropriate behavior in public restrooms.
It's as if these individuals think transgender people
magically materialized in Gainesville once this ordinance
was proposed. In reality, transgender individuals have been
using public restrooms and other facilities for years. And
so far, nothing to justify the opposition's irrational fear has
occurred.
Parents who claim to be nervous about their younger chil-
dren using public restrooms now could quell their worries
by simply accompanying their children - which they should
have been doing anyway.
While some go as far as to agree that everyone should be
treated equally under the law, they still contend that the ordi-
nance places an unfair burden on businesses.
Local business owners, especially those who operate gyms
and fitness centers, are openly questioning the ordinance for
the impact it may have on their wallets.
They claim that they may encounter some difficulties since
the ordinance requires that no one be denied access to facili-
ties based on the fact that they identify with another gender.
Perhaps they haven't read the language of the ordinance
in its entirety.
Yes, the ordinance specifically states that a business is only
allowed to deny transgender people access to facilities where
being seen naked cannot be avoided, provided that access to
an equal facility is available.
However, a business would only be compelled to provide
alternate accommodations for a transgender customer if
those alternatives were "readily available."
This language clearly illustrates that the businesses would
not be at an economic disadvantage, especially since shower
rooms or locker rooms are exempt from the new city ordi-
nance.
The fact that irate residents are still sending e-mails to
those who voted to approve the transgender ordinance
speaks volumes about why this ordinance is necessary in
Gainesville.


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Manners, etiquette must be reclaimed


Imagine that one day you are strolling toward
University Avenue, about to grab a bite to eat before
your 1:55 class, when it hits you: that first paper is due
in an hour.
Well, no lunch today. You're frustrated at yourself, but
somewhat relieved. There should be enough time to get it
done. You race up the escalator in Library West - maybe
even use the stairs instead of the elevator for that second
flight - and are confronted with a full computer lab. As
you desperately scan the panorama, you notice the activi-
ties at the various stations.
A few people are sitting in front of their computers, the
login screens untouched, just reading or doing handwrit-
ten homework. Others have their heads down, the clock
screen saver floating above their sleeping heads like a"
guardian angel. Still, others type with their thumbs on
their cell phone while the keyboard rests unused.
Politeness. Etiquette. Consideration for your fellow
man. Whatever you want to call it, let's reclaim it in force,
people!
There is a category called rude, and it seems we are
pushing past each other to get into it these days. Rather
than describing what puts an action in this category, I'll
just list a few characterizing items:
To those taking up computers and not using them for
prolonged periods of time, I'll try to look at it from your
perspective. Maybe you're tired or want the option to
- nope, couldn't do it. You're just being inconsiderate.
If the computer stations are all taken and you're on one,
make sure you're using the computer.
Have you ever had an annoying bus driver who wants
to fill the bus to capacity so that everyone gets to class
on time instead of just you and the people who got on
before you? Do you think it's unreasonable to be slightly


uncomfortable so other people can
actually get to campus? For that
S matter, isn't it annoying when
someone thinks about anyone else
other than you? Yeah, file to the
back. You're rude.
Gerald Liles Another thing - sometimes
letteis@allgator.org it helps the professor know that
there's only five minutes left in
class when you start loudly and
conspicuously packing up your belongings. Maybe you
should just blow an air horn. Either way there's no doubt
that you don't care about what the professor is saying.
The UF home page should always post the announce-
ment, "Remember professors, classes are 50 minutes in-
cluding packing time - your students are ill-mannered
and know neither patience nor virtue."
An entire column could probably be dedicated to cell
phone etiquette, but let's face it, that would be terribly
boring. I'll just connect it to the larger issue of rudeness.
I have a quick question for those who answer their
phone in the library or even in class and shout-whisper,
"I can't talk now!"
Why is it necessary to answer the phone at all? This
may be a stretch, but I think the call not being answered
will communicate to the person calling that you can't
talk.
I'll admit that my ranting has been hypocritical: no one
is immune from the temptation to elevate his convenience
above others, myself included. Can we just do a better
job of fighting it for the sake of those who have to skip
lunch?
Gerald tiles is a history nnd religion senior. His column
appears on Tuesdays.


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Bricks meant to symbolize stories
In a perfect world, our wall would end
racism and cure intolerance. Obviously, that
is a ridiculous goal, and that has never been
our intention.
As an organizer, I will freely admit that
some bigots cannot be changed. Those
of us on the staff have never denied this.
However, just because some people are re-
sistant to what we try to do doesn't mean
our project is futile.
This year, we had people write out on
slips what their brick meant and why it hurt
them.
These explanations did not get at the his-
torical origins of the words, but described
the personal experiences attached to them.
We had these at the wall for anybody to


read.
Our goal is to start a dialogue and to talk
about these issues. 1 encourage everyone to
see the speakers that come to discuss their
experiences with injustice and stereotypes.
Or you could have seen our closing cer-
emony with two of those speakers.
To read a brick is to read someone's story.
You may not identify with it, but you can't
argue with it.
The wall creates a huge mess, but what
are dust, cinder blocks and debris compared
to the pain we cause each other? They are
nothing. Let me know when ignorance is
gone, and we will gladly stop building this
wall.
Jeremy Grossman
4LS, co-director of Writing on the Wall


Wall not about ending intolerance
The Alligator's Editorial Board decried
the Writing on the Wall Project Monday as
useless and implied that its staffers were
choir preaching and resume-building en-
ergy wasters. But it was right.
The project was a waste because there is
definitely no intolerance left on this campus.
The project was never about ending intoler-
ance, educating the prejudiced, nor grant-
ing catharsis to bigotry victims - it was
supposed to get the conversation started.
No one has a panacea to cure intolerance
because the wound keeps reinventing itself
each generation.
So we keep writing on the wall to eluci-
date new mutations of prejudice and debate
what, if any, action we must take.This letter


will mark the fourth mention of the wall in
your paper this year.
So to the editors: Like it or-not, you are
helping our cause.
Thank you for getting the ball rolling.
Ryan Nelson
UF alumnus, former Writing on the Wall
staff member

Editorial too harsh on wall project
I think you guys were too hard on the
Writing on the Wall project.
I always look forward to this time of year
because it allows me to expand my vocabu-
lary.
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Students rally for peace in Colombia


Colombian


Conflict


Facts


* About 3 million people
have been displaced
due to the conflict in
Colombia.



* In 2007, 486 people
were kidnapped.



In 2006, 1,106 were
killed or injured in
landmine accidents.



* Colombia has the
second-highest rate
of internally displaced
people in the world
after Sudan.



* Colombia is home to
Latin America's oldest
guerilla war.


Source: Reuters AlertNet Foundation
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By RACHEL ARROYO
Alligator Contributing Writer

"No more kidnapping! No
more deaths! No more lies! No
more FARC!" read posters and T-
shirts displayed by UF students
and faculty at the March for
Peace in Colombia held on the
Plaza of the Americas Monday.
A crowd of about 50 rallied
for the establishment of peace in
war-torn Colombia under the di-
rection of the Colombian Student
Association, known as COLSA.
Collaborators in 130 cities
throughout the world also joined
in the effort.
The main goal of the march
was to raise awareness about
the terrorism currently affecting
the country at the hands of the
Revolutionary Armed Forces of
Colombia, or FARC.
FARC is a guerilla group that
surfaced in the 1940s and is no-
torious for taking hostages to use
as bargaining chips in return for
political leverage, said Andres
Sandoval, an entomology gradu-
ate student.
FARC has taken 5,000 hos-
tages in the last four years and is
currently holding 750, Sandoval
said.
Wearing white T-shirts sym-
bolizing peace, rally partici-
pants gathered in small clusters
to listen to excerpts read from
newspaper articles about FARC
hostages and survivors.
Pilar Mendoza, assistant
professor in the Department
of Educational Administration
and Policy, sat within the circle
clutching a picture of a friend
and former colleague that was
kidnapped by FARC last week.
"Hostages become human
shields," Mendoza said.
Hostages are used to get
the government to comply by


clearing areas for the exchange
of guerrilla prisoners for civil-
ian hostages, said Sandoval, a
COLSA member.
"If we really want peace in
Colombia, we need to tar-
get all sources of violence,
including the government."
Carlos Silvera
UF chemical engineering student

Sandoval also pointed out that
80 percent of the world's kidnap-
pings and land mine casualties
occur in Colombia.


While other guerilla terrorist
groups exist in Colombia, the
peace march targeted FARC be-
cause it takes the largest amount
of hostages.
Lina Suarez, a third-year
public relations major, described
FARC as an umbrella organiza-
tion, fostering the growth of
other terrorist factions.
Carlos Silvera, a second-year
chemical engineering student,
stood by holding his own sign
accusing the Colombian govern-
ment of terrorist behavior similar
to that of FARC.
Silvera's problem with the
protest was that it blamed only


FARC for the current state of vio-
lence in the country.
"If we really want peace in
Colombia, we need to target all
sources of violence, including the
government," Silvera said.
After COLSA members urged
Silvera to focus on the effects
instead of the cause, he joined
the group to promote a peaceful
resolution.
Rally members concluded the
event with a moment of silence
for hostages detained by FARC.
"This is not a march for the
government of Colombia,"
Sandoval said. "This is a march
for the people."


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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2008 U ALLIGATOR, 9


GAINESVILLE CITY COMMISSION

Ordinance postponed


By SARAH JONES
Alligator Contributing Writer

The Gainesville City Commission passed a
motion Monday night to push back voting on
an ordinance that would affect Gainesville's
churches.
Commissioners discussed a land de-
velopment ordinance proposed to ensure
that Gainesville is in compliance with a
federal statute. The Religious Land Use and
Institutionalized Persons Act, often referred to
as RLUIPA, requires that cities cannot be more
strict with religious institutions than they can
be with other places of assembly regarding
land use codes.
However, religious assemblies located in
residential areas will be affected by policies
attached to the ordinance.
For example, one of the suggested policies
mandates that places of religious assembly
have one acre of land for every 100 people of
the maximum occupancy of their buildings,
according to city staff.


Commissioner Jack Donovan's proposal
that "the more astringent elements of the or-
dinance," such as the dimension requirement,
be removed until the commission further dis-
cussed them passed unanimously.
He also proposed that city staff send a let-
ter to the Department of Justice, which has
been following the city's motions to comply
with the statute since June.
More than 75 people attended the meet-
ing, most of whom opposed the proposed
policies.
The Rev. John D. Gillespie, Pastor of St.
Augustine Church, is a leader in the opposi-
tion of the policies attached to the ordinance.
"We were told to go out into the neighbor-
hoods, and it seems that this is a reversal," he
said.
According to the ordinance, religious as-
semblies would be allowed a "use by right"
in most non-residential districts, which means
they require no special permits to be located in
most areas that are not dedicated to residential
housing.


Marianne Ujewskl, Alligator
The Rev. John D. Gillespie, pastor of St. Augustine Catholic Church, speaks to the City
Commission Monday about churches' abilities to serve homeless people.


GPD has purchased 30 Tasers for 238 officers


TASER, from page 1

"After that, the guy's like I'm done,'" Kameg said.
On another occasion, an officer got out of his car and
pointed his Taser at a suspect, who then began to comply.
"As soon as the guy saw it, he stopped in his tracks,"
Kameg said. "Half of Tasers is the mental."
Gainesville police waited to get Tasers in part because the
weapons are controversial and in part because the delay al-
lowed them to get improved Taser technology, Kameg said.
The Tasers at GPD are equipped with audio and video.
recorders, which allow the department to monitor the situa-
tions in which the weapons are deployed.


As soon as the safety is removed on a GPD Taser, the re-
cording begins, Roberts said.
For now, GPD has only purchased about 30 Tasers for the
283 officers on staff.
Before officers are given Tasers, they have to
Local go through a 10-hour training session in which
News they run through potential scenarios and learn
about how the Taser works.
During Roberts' training, he was even Tasered himself.
"It was interesting," he said.
As an officer who works on the SWAT Team and patrols
the downtown area late at night, Roberts said he can envision
many scenarios in which the Taser will be helpful to him.
"There are no drawbacks to the Taser, to be honest with
you," he said. "It's an amazing tool for law enforcement."


Student recounts threats of kidnapping in Colombia


Protest of bill


goes online

By ILEANA MORALES
Alligator Writer
imorales@alligator.org

Students across the state have joined to tell the
Legislature one thing - don't mess with the Florida
Bright Futures Scholarship Program.
A bill to base the scholarship program's awards
on students' majors was proposed by Florida Sen.
Jeremy Ring in January.
If passed, Ring's bill would award 10 percent
more tuition coverage to those studying science,
Technology, mathematics, engineering, nursing or
healthcare. Students in other majors would have
their scholarships decreased by 20 percent.
Will Anderson, a UF English junior, created a
Facebook group called "Protect Your Bright Futures"
and is encouraging students to write letters to Florida
senators asking them to strike the bill.
"Everyone is getting a scholarship. No
one is taking a scholarship away."
Jeremy Ring
state senator

More than 7,000 people have joined the online
group since Friday. Anderson said he expects hun-
dreds of letters to start flooding senators' offices on
Thursday and Friday.
"This is something (the senators are) being
watched on," he said.
Although Ring said his proposal would only af-
fect incoming students if it passes, Anderson said
that promise isn't clear in the bill.
"Comments made to the newspaper aren't legally
binding," Anderson said. "If a senator says the sky is
red it doesn't make it so."
Ring said if that detail wasn't clear in the bill, he
would fix it. Regardless, he said he's not surprised
'some students are upset about his suggestions.
He said he would meet with student government
representatives from state schools this week to hear
feedback. Even with changes, Florida would offer
students the best education deal in the country, he
said.
"Everyone is getting a scholarship," Ring said.
"No one is taking a scholarship away. I'd be the first
to stand up and ensure that Bright Futures doesn't
go away."


killing.
Insurgent groups such as FARC,
who are spread throughout Colombia's
countryside, are heavily financed by the
drug trafficking business.
The guerillas first got involved in il-
legal drug trade by using their soldiers
to assist in the exportation of drugs
in exchange for weapons, professor
Bidegain said.
However, over
the years.the gueril-
las has become in-
creasingly involved
in drug trade, she
said. Colombia is the
world's leading coca
grower and supplies
Uribe most of the U.S. mar-
ket, according to the CIA's Factbook.
Terrorist groups like FARC no
longer earn most of their money from
kidnapping but from selling drugs, so
now they kidnap for political reasons,
professor Bidegain said.
She said they kidnap politicians and
use them to negotiate with the govern-
ment.
For example, FARC has held Ingiid
Betancourt, a French-Colombian politi-
cian, hostage for six years.
Some consider impoverished chil-
dren to be the most innocent victims
of the armed conflict in Colombia, who
join the guerillas not so much in sup-
port of their ideals, but because they
offer them food and shelter.
Pablo Toro, a fourth-year industrial
engineering student, from Colombia,
remembers how his father helped many


children. His father picked up children
from the streets and offered them a
home and an education, Toro said.
The guerillas recruit children as
soldiers and others as "raspachines,"
a nickname given to children who are
taken by the guerrillas to work in the
coca fields, Toro said.
He explained how FARC knew what
school he went to and exactly at what
time he was dropped off everyday.
Toro said the threats and fear
prompted his father to put him and his
siblings on a plane bound for Miami.
At 16, Toro arrived to a new country.
Two months later, his parents joined
and they applied for political asylum.
In a January statement, Human
Rights Watch urged Colombian
President Alvaro Uribe to seize the
money and assets insurgent groups
have accumulated, prosecute their
financial supporters and military col-
laborators and ensure accountability for
violence against trade unionists.
Bidegain, a Colombian studies
professor, agrees the government has
to strengthen the justice system and
democracy, and put an end to military
corruption, she said.
Many Colombians agree that strict,
measures have to be taken and interna-
tional intervention is needed to demo-
bilize drug-running guerilla groups.
"Whenever some Colombians hear
that guerrilla members have been cap-
tired or killed they are happy, and (it's)
not that you are a bad person, but those
people don't (deserve) to live," Pineda
said.


GUERILLA, from page 1

ened by the guerilla.
On October 2001, Pineda, then 14
years old, received a call from Bogota.
She feared bad news.
The call informed her that one of her
uncles, Manuel Delgado, and grandfa-
ther Erin had been kidnapped.
That same day, other guerilla sol-
diers invaded her uncle Otto Delgado's
farm, killing him on the spot.
"I was like 'Oh my God what is go-
ing to happen,"' Pineda said.
The next morning as Pineda pre-
pared for school, the phone rang.
Pineda said she wished she had left
the house five minutes earlier, so she
wouldn't have been the one to take the
call from Bogota.
Her aunt told her both grandfather
Erin and uncle Manuel were dead.
In the span of two days, three of
Pineda's family members were killed.
In 2006,687 people were kidnapped
in Colombia, according to figures by the
Pais Libre Foundation.
In February 2003, Pineda received
the news her uncle Eduardo Delgado,
who was like a father to her, had been
killed when exiting a supermarket in
Bogota.
Eduardo, who was a lawyer, had
been threatened by United Self-Defense
Forces of Colombia (AUC), another
insurgent group commonly known as
"paramilitares," to testify in their favor
in a legal case, Pineda said. Since he
refused to testify, the AUC ordered his






10, ALLIGATOR U TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5,2008


STATE

UM grant gets mixed reviews


By DEBORAH SWERDLOW
Alligator Writer
dswerdlow@alligator.org
As the University of Miami celebrated a multi-
million-dollar state research grant, Florida public
university officials remained tight-lipped about the
Legislature's support of a private institution in the
face of public university budget cuts.
Gov. Charlie Crist announced the $80 million
grant at a news conference Friday. The money will
go toward UM's one-year-old Miami Institute for
Human Genomics.
Richard Bookman, executive dean for research at
UM's medical school, said the money represents a
contract between the state and the university, which
has promised to provide 296 high-wage jobs in the
genetics institute.
The money comes from the Innovation Incentive
Fund, a fund created by then-Gov. Jeb Bush for re-
search and development projects.
Bookman emphasized that the money UM
received was separate from the State University
System's budget, which has received two budget
cuts this academic year.
Although Florida public university officials ap-
plauded the Legislature's investment in research,
some wondered why the state handed a multimil-
lion-dollar gift to one private university while cut-
ting $157 million from the public university system


budget.
"I would like to hear the rationale for doing
that," said Karen Holbrook, University of South
Florida vice president for research and innovation.
In an e-mail from Washington, D.C., UF President
Bernie Machen wrote that he hopes the Legislature
will consider funding basic genetics research in the
future.
"The award to the (University of) Miami is
significant, and I do wish it had
come to UF," Machen wrote.
SUF has a genetic institute,
which received $20 million in
state funds for its building, said
Diana Nolte, the institute's ad-
ministrative assistant.
Kenneth Berns, the institute's
director, declined to comment on
rst UM receiving more state money
for its genetic research.
UM's Bookman said one of the reasons UM re-
ceived the money was because of the strong group
of researchers it recruited from Duke University.
Florida's universities have a key role in the state's
economic development, he said, and UF should fol-
low UM's example of recruiting teams of scientists
for its own genetic institute.
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Derek Day could be his teachers' star student or
worst nightmare. They just better know who they
were dealing with.
If not, watching him debate with his teachers was
like watching someone pull the wings off a fly, said
Jeffrey Day, Derek's father.
Yosef Shuman, Derek's roommate, experienced
his debating skills firsthand.
"He would philosophically argue you into the
ground," Shuman said.
Derek was a voracious reader, talented photogra-
pher and award-winning playwright.
Neither Derek's roommate nor his father expected
he would commit suicide in early January, just before
he was to begin classes at UE.
At 19 when he took his life, Derek's death is one
example of a problem on campuses nationwide.
Suicide is the third leading cause of death for 15
to 24 year olds in the United States, according to the
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
UF and most other universities offer resources
to help students cope with depression, which is an
avenue Derek took about a year ago.
Although he briefly received counseling for de-
pression early in 2007, Derek reassured his parents
that he didn't have a problem. Jeffrey said their last
Christmas family vacation was among the best times
they had spent with Derek.
"He was very upbeat and forward-thinking," he
said.


Jeffrey said Derek seemed to be doing fine as he
14 h-transferred to UF for the spring, and that he had no
idea about Derek's inner struggle.
"We were very, very shocked," he said.
Dr. Wayne Griffin, the coordinator for UF's
Suicide Prevention and Education Program, said
there are some stressors that are especially signifi-
cant for college students. The transition from home
to college can present new challenges, Griffin said.
Building new friendships during the interlude is
one of the most important aspects of a new student's
- mental health, he said.
The academic environment of the university can
also contribute to stress. Large classes can make stu-
dents feel less valuable, he said, and competition and
deadlines can also be stressful.
These stressors can lead to hopelessness, one of
the key indicators of suicidal feelings, Griffin said.
"Often it's born out of a sense of 'nothing is
changing, nothing is going to change,'" he added.
When people are in anguish, they also tend to fil-
ter their perceptions to focus on suffering, he said.
In the note he left his parents, Derek showed
signs of these emotions. He wrote about not wanting


to live in a world where governments don't take care
of their citizens and people take advantage of each
other, Jeffrey Day said.
"He realized that the values he had were not com-
patible with the world we live in," he added.
A major warning sign of these feelings is a signifi-
cant change in behavior, Griffin said.
Withdrawing from relationships and responsi-
bility is common. Shifts in overall mood, usually
toward aggression or sadness, can also be signals,
he said. Although these indications are not always
recognizable by family and friends, Griffin said most
people who are having suicidal thoughts try to com-
municate them in some way.
A more obvious indicator of suicidal feelings is
the person actually mentioning suicide, said Rob
Lotzkar, the volunteer coordinator at the Alachua
County Crisis Center.
If someone makes reference to suicide, don't ig-
nore it, he said.
"He realized that the values he had
were not compatible with the world we
live in."
Jeffrey Day
Derek Day's father

"Most people who kill themselves say something
to someone," he said. "That may be your only chance
to intervene."
Griffin said the most important action suicidal
students should take is to get counseling, either by
talking to friends and family or professionals.
On campus, UF's Counseling Center and Student
Mental Health Services have same-day and emer-
gency appointments. Clinicians are available by
phone during working hours at the Counseling
Center and 24 hours a day at Student Mental Health,
Griffin said. The Alachua County Crisis Center also
has telephone counselors available 24 hours a day,
as well as face-to-face appointments and emergency
walk-in counseling.
The Crisis Center also offers the Survivors of
Suicide support group for those who have been
touched by suicide. Sometimes survivors avoid
dealing with their emotions in unhealthy ways by
bottling them up, Dr. Marshall Knudson, the director
of the Crisis Center, said. Survivors often feel guilt
for not recognizing a problem and preventing the
suicide, Knudson said.
In Derek's case, even his closest friends and fam-
ily couldn't see any signs of the hurt he was feeling.
The only person who could explain it now is no
longer with us, Day said.
"To lose him so early in life is just a tragedy unto
itself," Day said. "Derek's solution to a temporary
problem was far too permanent," he said.


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By ALEXANDRA BIZARES
Alligator Contributing Writer
Gainesville Pet Rescue's new
location on Archer Road aims to
increase pet adoptions and keep
Alachua County Animal Services a
"no-kill" shelter.
Local pet owners, volunteers,
staff and supporters celebrated the
official grand opening with an open
house Thursday evening.
Amy Schumacher, animal care
technician, said the event was truly
a celebration because it showcased


the finished product after about
three years of construction delays.
The location at 5403 SW Archer
Road is about three times larger
than the old facility at Tower Road,
Schumacher said.
The building is a renovated one-
story house sitting on 1.8 acres of
land.
Having more space has improved
the adoption process because poten-
tial pet owners can interact with the
animals in four new showrooms,
she said.
"They can come in the rooms and


"They can come in the
rooms and play, so people
can actually see what
they're like."
Amy Schumacher
animal care technician

play, so people can actually see what
they're like," she said.
The organization raised more
than $100,000 through its "Raise the
Woof" campaign to buy, renovate
and operate the building.


Schumacher said she already
sees improvements since the new
location opened in early January.
The animals are friendlier to visi-
tors because the new environment
is more calming, she said.
The old location had very limited
space.
The dogs constantly barked and
the cats were stressed because the
animals were held in the same room,
Schumacher said. The new facility
provides enough space to hold cats
and dogs in separate rooms.
In addition, staff members can


take better care of the animals at
the new location because sick pets
are kept in a separate room from the
treatment room.
Schumacher said the location will
attract people who are actually con-
sidering adopting a pet rather than
just visitors who are walking by.
The staff hopes being near Dog
Wood Park will also help bring in
new potential pet owners, she said.
The adoption facility currently
has about 70 pets available, and
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Mon-Fri 9-6, Sat 10-3
701 SW 62nd Blvd 866-747-8443
www.spyglassapts.com
4-23-08-72-2

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


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

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


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

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

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

Your new home is here & waiting for youl
Fall openings for 1,2,3, & 4 BR's
Includes alarm, patio, d/w, tennis, pool
Huge, but affordable floorplans.
Great location! Call Today 352-376-4002 or
pinetreegardens.com
4-23-72-2





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


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

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:
www.SororityRowApts.com.
4-23-59-2

60 Apts Near UF
on 1 website: www.Trimarkproperties.com
Photos & Virtual Tours for 60 apts near UF.
Studios $595+ * 1BR $659+ * 2BR $829+ *
3BR $617/br+ * 4BR $474/br *352-376-6223
4-23-68-2

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


For Rent
unfurnished

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

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

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







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

30 + Properties Availablel
www.BosshardtPM.com
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
(904)545-1547 2-19-08-30-2

Large room in NW home. Great neighbor-
hood. $450/mo includes utils, DSL, DVR,
no pets. Prefer mature, responsible, non-
smoker, prof/grad student. Call Scott 335-
8209 2-5-5-2

1 Block to UF 1BR apt $600/mo.
2BR apt. $650/mo NW 15th Ave & 5th St.
3BR home $975 NW 7th Ave.
Call Michael 331-2100 2-6-20-2

ONLY 6 BLOCKS FROM UF
1322 NW 6th Place. 3BR/1BA with W/D.
$950/mo. 871-6413 2-6-08-20-2

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

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

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


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


4-23-60-2
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*SUN ISLAND APTO
**Walk or Bike to Campus**
1-1 from $560/moe*2-1 from $660/mo
www.sunisland.info*OO376-6720
4-23-58-2

** LUXURY APTS"**

CLOSEST TO CLASS
2bd/2ba available for Fall
www.LookingGlassApartments.com
111 NW 16th St. #1, Call 376-1111
4-23-59-2

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

NW 39th Ave 2BR/2BA With loft, large, open,
bright $745-760 without loft $645-660. Gated
patio, trees, costly laminated floor, part utils
paid. Convenient, good neighborhood. 373-
8310, 219-3937 2-11-23-2

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

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

PET'S PARADISE
$375 - $650 No app or pet fee. 1 & 2BR,
most units have privacy fence & fireplace.
SW Short lease some units. 352-331-2099
2-15-08-20-2

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

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

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

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




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

Walk/bike to class. Summit House Condos,
across the street from the VA on 16th Ave.
2/1, avail 8/1, quiet, safe, renovated, added
features: micro, DW & island counter. Dep
$200/person, Rent $900/mo 352-843-0862.
2-25-21-2

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








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

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

2BR/2.5BA for rent in Brighton Park
(next to The Laurels). Contact Eric at 352-
682-U.24, email emanin@premierparties.c
om 2-6-10-2

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

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

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

Huge bedroom suite with separate sitting/
study area, private home on 20 acres, pri-
vate entrance. All utilities, cable, intemet.
$595/mo 1602 SW Williston Rd 332-1429
Kathy 2-29-08-25-2

BRAND NEW 2/2 TH AVAILABLE NOW!
2 BLOCKS TO CAMPUS
JACKSON SQUARE!
W/D, DW, Granite! Pets welcome
Call Today! Open late! 371-7777
4-23-08-57-2

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

Haile Plantation Villa 2/2 garage
$1,100 per mo. avail. Feb. 2008
9779 SW 52 Rd. Call 305-542-4650 3-18-
08-30-2

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
2-5-08-5-2

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

SW GAINESVILLE
2 bed/1 baths Avail.Now!
$575/mo. On busline,
Mins. To Shands, VA & UF.
Union Properties 352-373-7578
www.rentgainesville.com
4-23-55-2


Walk to UF from our many
Locations, 1,2,3, or 4 bedrooms
Behind Norman Hall or
Along Univ. Ave.
Don't Wait, Call Today!
UniorfProperties 352-373-7578
www.rentgainesville.com
4-23-55-2

Union Properties of Gainesville, In.
Friendly, Professional Service.
Call us today so we may help you
find your next home.
352-373-7578
www.rentgainesville.com
4-23-55-2


For Rent
unfurnished

CALLING ALL GATORSI
Walk to campus from our many
Properties close to UF.
1,2,3 & 4 bedrooms for FALL.
Union Properties 352-373-7578
www.rentgainesville.com
4-23-55-2

WINDSOR TERRACE APTS.
3520 SW 20th Avenue
1bed/1bath $475/mo
Bus Route, close to shops
Private courtyards
Union Properites 352-373-7578
www.rentgainesville.com
4-23-55-2

MALIBU COVE APTS.
1114 SW 7th Avenue
Spacious Loft Style
Behind Norman Hall
Union Properties 352-373-7578
www.rentgainesville.com 4-23-55-2

2BR/2BAArcher Rd & 34th St. Eat-in kitchen
wlbar, laundry room w/W/D, screened porch,
bus rte to UF. $750/mo. Rent or Sell. Call 352-
317-5060 2-6-08-5-2

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.
2-7-08-5-2

>>>>>> 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

Move In TODAY...
Start LIVING Tomorrowl
Huge 2BR w/Patio
Located behind Butler Plaza
373-1111 * spanishtrace.org
4-23-54-2

2158 sq ft 4/3 home in NW Gville. Minutes
from campus. Appl. included. Remodeled.
Ceramic tile throughout, 2 car gar, deck,
1/2 acre lot, fenced. $1,550/m, $2,000 sec.
dep. 3120 NW 31st Blvd. 352 466-0358. 3-
21-30-2

4BR/2BA HOUSE. MUST SEE.
Avail 8/1. Remodeled, W/D, lawn care, 1.8
miles UF, NO PETS, 3532 NW 7th Ave.
Fence. $1400/mo 373-1558 or 246-8645
2-11-08-5-2
FEMALE ROOMMATE WANTED Millpond
Condo, 2/2, quiet neighborhood, bus stop
right in front of the condo, 5 min from UF,
and directly across from Gainesville Health
and Fitness Gym. Please no pets and non-
smokers. $500 a month and split utilities.
Ashley 305-323-9742 or ballard@ufl.edu
2-18-08-10-2


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

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

MALE ROOMMATE WANTED,THE
CROSSINGS AT SANTA FE across from
SFCC, upgraded 1/1 shared living room,
kitchen, laundry room. rent $499/mo ult. incl.
$150 sublease fee, Jeremy (863) 529-7350
2-8-08-14-3

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 imsuelee@ufl.edu
2-7-10-3

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

Summer Sublease Apt. $375 per room.
2bd/1bath, laundry room, pets allowed.
Right on 5th Ave only a 2 min walk to campus.
Please call 904.254.5518. 2-11-08-10-3

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

Spring sublease. NEW condos-Oxford
Terrace II. ONE block from sorority row! Fully
furnished. Utilities, laundry, internet, cable
included. 3 great female roomates. $550. Call
321-946-8463 or email kmilhoan@ufl.edu.
2-6-5-3

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

Great 4BR/4BA apt suite with personal
rooms at Melrose. Subleasing for $440/mo
incl all utils. Immediate move in requested.
Close to UF campus and reliable busing.
For more information call 352-262-5740
2-11-5-3

Beautiful 2BR/1.5BA hugely Poolside, bal-
cony, 975 Sq ft. Only $765 reduced deposit
($460) Available as soon as you need! Call
Aleigha 954-483-8105 2-8-08-5-3

$355/m summer sublease, 1 br with
private bath in 4br apt in Tivoli.
Flexible move-in/out dates.
386-795-3450 2-5-1-3

FREE TO MOVE IN! FEB. RENT PAID! 1/1
in a fumished 3/3 @ the Polos. Male room-
mate needed. Homemade Kegerator always
on tap, washer/dryer inside, 3 pools/hot tubs,
gym, bball court. $392/mo. (239) 826-2914
2-25-15-3


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

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

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

Female roommate, own bed/bath, fumished,
Windsor Park, close to UF on bus stop, pool,
hot tub, tennis, gym, $495, 1/3 utilities; avail
now. Katie 407-361-1154 2-6-20-4

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

FEMALE roommate SW estate Irg pvt rm pvt
bath&pvt 2carG wifi hi spd cable W/D until big
scm hotub fireplace 10min to UF $250/mo
213.2933 Iv mssg 2-15-08-20-4

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


$595 incl all utils. 1 college student needed to
fill a room in house off NW 16th and 34th. 2
story - 2500 sq ft. Fenced yard. Call Michael
904-502-7733 or Michelle 904-707-5225
Immediate occupancy 2-8-20-4

Female roommate needed for nice, big room.
Private bath, W/D, Wi-Fi, cable, parking in-
cluded. $430+half utils. No pets, no smoking.
Call Delia (352) 359-2243. 2-12-08-14-4

1 BR/1BA 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 Fum, $410 w/o. Util w/cap. Jan-July,
386-676-9703 or email nukkenl@aol.com.
2-7-08-10-4

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

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


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

Female grad student wanted to share spa-
cious 3/2 house. Convenient to UF, Shands
& vet school, very quiet neighborhood, large
privacy fenced yard. Clean/friendly pets may
be considered - sorry no cats. 352-359-3165
2-29-08-43-4

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

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


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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.
2-5-5-4

1 FEMALE ROOMMATE NEEDED FOR
QUIET & CLEAN 4BE/4BA CONDO.
$430 RENT ALL UTILITIES INCLUDED;
ROOM READY TO MOVE-IN; APT FULLY
FURNISHED. CALL DORY (954)816-1468.
2-6-5-4

Need Roomate $395 cabl/light/wat included
lease ends Aug/08 Bivens Cove
786-838-5352 2-7-08-4-

ENJOY A ROMANTIC OLD HOUSE
Near library downtown. $285-$370/rm + utils.
Short term. No pets. No smoking. 378-1304
2-7-5-4

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 ern009@hotmail.com 3-
3-08-22-4

Room for rent in clean NW home. Semi-
private bath, Cable & wi-fi, CH/AC, close to
UF, SFCC, Oaks Mall, GHFC. $400/mo +
$200 sec NEG. Call 352-505-6428 Iv msg.
2-14-08-10-4

2BRs in 4BR/2BA house w/large fenced yard
$375 each. Quiet students or professionals
only. Must like pets. 5 min to UF/SFCC. 1BR
3/1-6/1 - 1BR 8/1 or longer. 692-4419. 2-8-
08-5-4

Room for rent 2/2 Brandywine - Old Archer.
Furnished, big screen TV. Short or long term
OK. Call Shane 941-932-1189 $390 + 1/2
util. 2-29-20-4

SW Gainesville 4 bed 2 bath house. 2 rooms
for rent $450/$425 Includes all until. cable and
wireless. Five min. from campus. 352-339-
1781 2-25-08-15-4

2 female UF juniors looking for a 3rd female
roommate to share a 3/3 with for fall 08/
spring 09. Looking in SW area of gville, up to
$525/mo incl utils. Email abruner6@ufl.edu
2-8-4-4


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SEE ALL CONDOS
WWW.UFCONDOMINIUMS.COM
Matt Price Campus Realty, 352-281-3551
4-23-72-5-5

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

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








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

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




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Walk to UF and Stadium from Luxurious
- Jackson Square Condominiums
Built to last a lifetime. Prices starting at
$220s. Call 352-870-9453
4-23-58-5

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


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

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



ALEXANRA
RANT\VOOD CONDOMINIUM

80% SOLD OUT!
BRAND NEW CONSTRUCTION
CLOSE TO UF AND SHANDS
Starting in the mid $170's
2BR/2.5BA Townhomes
Gated Community on Bus Route
2508 SW 35th Place
OPEN HOUSE Th & F 2-5, Sat 12-5
Contact Birdie Murnane, Venture Realty
of North Florida at 352-222-8888 or visit
WWW.ALEXANDRACONDOS.COM
2-29-26-5
>>>>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
16th ct. 2-21-08-15-5


Furnishings


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

BED - FULL SIZE - $85 ORTHOPEDIC
Pillow-top mattress & box. New, unused, still
in plastic w/warranty. Can deliver. Call 352-
377-9846 4-23-08-72-6

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


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


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


aIl Furnishings


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

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

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

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

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

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


Computers

CASH PAID FOR LAPTOPS
Working or not, Joel
www.pcrecycle.biz 336-00754-23-72-7





* . . -
CDmPUTERS
4-23-59-7

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

IMAC 20" BRAND NEW COMPUTER -
STILL IN BOX. 2.4GHz, Intel core 2 Duo,
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


l* Bicycles

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


I For Sale

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

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


Motorcycles, Mopeds


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

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

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


S Motorcycles, Mopeds


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

SWAMP CYCLES
CLOSE TO CAMPUS 534 SW 4th Ave.
Scooters, E-bikes, Offroad, & Accessories!!
Best Prices and Customer Service!!
www.swampcycles.com
4-23-71-11

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

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

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

2004 SUZUKI GS500F like NEW. Carbon ex-
haust plus $1,500 in upgrades!Amazing bike
only 9500 miles barley used & garage kept.
(561)632-6700 or mjsan88@hotmail.com for
info & pix. LOW PRICE 4 quick sale!. 2-7-
08-5-11


- Autos

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

CARS -CARS Buy0SellTrade
Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes
Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars
3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com
CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150
4-23-72-12

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

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

JUNK CARS HAULED AWAY!
*** FREE * FREE * FREE* FREE*OO
MUST HAVE TITLE! METRO GNV ONLY!
CALL DON 215-7987 4-23-72-12

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

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

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

* Sun City Auto Sales
* 2000 discount off finance price
S No credit check.
* All vehicles "0" down
* 352-338-1999 4-23-08-58-12

* Sun City Auto Sales
* Buy Here/Pay Here
* More than 300 vehicles in stock
� 30 days warranty any finance
S352-338-1999 4-23-08-58-12

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


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Autos


2001 NISSAN ALTIMA - MUST SEE!
Beige ext/int, CD, AC, auto, 87k miles, $6100
OBO, CALL 954-270-8392 2-5-08-5-12

1997 ,USTANG COBRA
Leather interior, 5 SPD manual, 4.6L V8,
cobra rims, CD, cold AC, ABS, 100k mi,
very clean, Cruise control, Mack 460, head
tumer! MANY EXTRAS!!! Call 407 460 6884
3-7-08-28-12

* Sunrise Auto Sales
* 2000 discount off finance price
* No,credit check
* All vehicles inspected by mechanic
* 352-375-9090 4-23-57-12

* Sunrise Auto Sales
* Buy here/Pay here
* More than 300 vehicles in stock
* 30 days warranty any finance
* 352-375-9090 4-23-57-12

* Sunrise Auto Sales
* Free service until end of contract
* Any vehicle finance
* Oil change/tune-up/brake job
* 352-375-9090 4-23-57-12

* Sunrise Auto Sales
0 06 Honda Civic EX, 2Dr, 39k, BIk $11,999
* 04 Honda Civic, EX, 76k, $10,999
* 04 Honda Accord, LX, 58k, $11,999
* 352-275-9090 4-23-57-12

* Sunrise Auto Sales
* 04 Honda Element, EX, $11,999
* 03 Honda Civic LX, 56k, $9999
* 02 Honda Odyssey, $9999
* 352-375-9090 4-23-57-12

* Sunrise Ato Sales
* 02 Honda Accord, EX, $8999
0 02 Honda Accord, SE, $9999
* 01 Honda Accord, SE;,$7999
* 00 Honda Accord, SE, $7999 4-23-57-12

1997 HONDA CIVIC LX
4dr, automatic, 115k mi, strong A/C, well-
maintained, very clean, white. $4200/OBO.
352-375-0784 2-7-5-12


Ml Wanted

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

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

BE AN INSPIRATION!
Take a blind lady to Mass on Sundays and for
walks and shopping as needed. We'll have
lots of fun! And you will make a new friend!
Contact 219-6948. 2-15-08-72-13

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

Attention 21-59 year old smokers and
nonsmokers. A University of Florida lab is
seeking male and female participants for a
nicotine research study. Volunteers will be
compensated for their time. Call Sara Jo
Nixon, Ph.D., Neurocognitive Laboratory,
352-294-0402. 2-8-5-13

Get involved in the community, volunteer fast
pitch softball coaches needed for the City of
Gainesville Babe Ruth Softball league. For
info CS11 Denise Denton 393-8753 2-15-
08-10-13


Help Wanted

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


S lhe ilndepedein florida

alligator

What's black and white and
"read" all over???
The Independent Florida Alligator
And you can be part of the sales team of
the largest college newspaper in the
country by applying to become an
ADVERTISING INTERN
(this is a non-paid spring position
requiring 10-15 hours per week
possibly leading to a paid sales position)
If you are a UF or
SFCC student available
to work both spring AND summer and are
eager to gain valuable sales experience,
stop by the Alligator. 1105 W University
Avenue, to fill out an application and
class schedule by Feb 8th. We will contact
you for an interview opportunity to
get your career jump started! EEO/AA
2-8-08-6-14

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

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

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

BARTENDING
$250 A DAY POTENTIAL
No experience necessary, training provided.
800-965-6520 ext 138 4-23-72-14

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


EARN $60 THIS WEEK!
Donate Plasma & Save a Life
$$$$$$$$$$$$
Best part-time job you'll ever have.-
NEW DONORS
Bring this Ad and Earn an
Extra $5 on Your 2nd Donation.
DCI Biologicals 150 NW6th St.
352-378-9204
4-23-08-72-14

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

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

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

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

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

Summer Jobs
0 $2100
* Co-ed camp
* Room and Board included

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


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

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

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

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

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

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


SlIIl Help Wanted HelpWanted


Help Wanted


Statewide Furniture Installers Needed.
Hiring Today for FT&Summer Work. Starting
$10-$12 On EXP. Hotel & Meal Comp.Fast
Advancement, Benefits, Vac & 401K. Must
Have valid FL DL. DFWP 352-373-7516.
6-3-72-14



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



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



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



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



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



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



FT/PT-Professional Salesperson
Great Pay and Bonus Opportunites!
Local Office at NW 10th Ave. and 6th St.
Call 321-406-1123 or 914-816-1123
Email QualityAssuredLLC@yahoo,com
2-8-10-14


11 Help Wanted


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

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

Sales and Marketing Coordinator
Outgoing, meticulous & customer friendly
applicants only. Previous sales exp & com-
puter skills req. PT & FT positions. Email
resume, cover letter & available schedule to
hr@trimarkproperties.com
4-23-58-14

Want to make money and have fun at work?
Looking for BARTENDERS, WAIT STAFF
& SECURITY STAFF. Apply in person Mon
thru Fri at SILVER Q 225 W. University Ave.
2-12-10-14


BABYSITTER NEEDED
Experienced, friendly & energetic babysitter
needed for an 8 mo old. PT flex. hrs. Please
e-mail resume & refs to ukg_cu@yahoo.com
2-5-08-3-14


MOE'S SOUTHWEST GRILL
is now accepting applications for all positions.
Please apply after 2pm at 3832 Newberry Rd
at the Plaza Royale. 2-15-08-12-14


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M i Help Wanted

Looking for 20 powerful ambitions sales reps
to close existing clients on the phone. Very
high commission per sale. Work anywhere
on your schedule. Call Amir for interview.
305-788-4956, 305-675-8112 -any exp fine
2-6-5-14


**DANCERS NEEDED**
For adult entertainment company. Make
$1000+/wk. Flex schedule. 378-3312 4-23-
55-14

UF Veterinary Medical Center: seeking en-
thusiastic, outgoing individuals for part-time
Client Services Rep's. Contact Katherine at
desmondk@vetmed.ufl.edu with "Gator Ad"
in subject line. $9-10/hr 2-6-08-5-14

Scientific Software
Hypercube, Inc. (www.hyper.com)
has a variety of part-time jobs.
From admin to programming (C++).
Enter the software industry. Knowledge
of chemistry or biology useful.
Resumes to employment@hyper.com.
2-19-08-14-14

Perfect PT Job
Growing Sales Office seeks committed
Phone Sales Reps. Hourly+Commisions
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UF MEN'S BASKETBALL

Werner breaks out after disappointing freshman year


By JENNA MARINA
Alligator Staff Writer
jmarina@alligator.org

Players have all sorts of pre-
game idiosyncrasies to get them-
selves hyped up for the next 40
minutes of play. Gators forward
Dan Werner has just one - listen-
ing to the same three songs.
"You can just see him getting
in the zone," forward Jonathan
Mitchell said. "If you ever notice
him before the tipoff, if you look at
his face, his face is stone."
Werner does not draw inspira-
tion from the typical pump-up
songs like Survivor's "Eye of
the Tiger" or Nelly's "Heart of a
Champion." Instead, he reverts
to his New Jersey roots, plugging
his ears with Bruce Springsteen's
"Rosalita," "Thunder Road" and
"Badlands."
"If someone else would listen to
them, they would be like, 'What is
this?'" Werner said. "I don't know
what it does. It just gets my mind
right."
As the sophomore looks to The
Boss to help him prepare for UF's
game at Tennessee on Tuesday at
9, the Gators will look to Werner to
see the same player they witness
every day at practice.
Each day, UF's assistant coach-
es keep track of hustle statistics,
points given every time a player
takes a charge, grabs an offensive
board, makes a steal or gets a hand
on the ball. Points are also deduct-
ed for lack of effort, like not boxing
out properly.
Every week, one guard and one
forward are dubbed the hustle stat
champions, and a small, white "F"
becomes a permanent part of their
blue practice shorts.
Werner has earned six of the
seven Fs handed out this season.
Center Marreese Speights claimed
the other, which Werner said he
missed by one or two points.
"It doesn't really take into ac-
count points or anything. It takes
into account all the little things,"
Werner said. "And that's really
what I pride myself in."
But it has taken some time for
Werner to become acclimated to
his role.


He chose to head to UF after de-
committing from North Carolina
State when Coach Herb Sendek
left for Arizona State. Though
the sophomore said he has never
regretted the decision, he said he
struggled to grasp his role on a
team returning its national cham-
pion starting lineup.
He averaged 8.9 minutes, 1.8
points and 1.3 rebounds per game
during his freshman year.
"Sometimes, Dan would get
into these moods like he didn't
feel like he belonged here," said
Mitchell, Werner's roommate.
"But you're a collegiate athlete ...
you just can't get down on yourself
for too long. You just got to keep
working hard and just keep fight-
ing through adversity."
During the first few weeks of
practice this season, Werner said


he still remained low-key, staying
in the background despite the fact
that he had become one of the most
experienced players on the Gators'
roster.

"It doesn't really take into
account points or anything.
It takes into account all the
little things. And that's re-
ally what I pride myself in."
Dan Werner
UF sophomore forward


"I wasn't really going up and
getting after anything. Those first
couple weeks I wouldn't have
these F's on my shorts," Werner
said. "Something happened. I can't
point to what. I talked to Coach


(Billy) Donovan. ... I just realized I
had to be the tough guy, the hard-
nosed player."
Not everyone was willing to ac-
cept his transformation, especially
on the road.
"Early on there were some
people that were on him, people
telling him he can't be here," said
Werner's father, Ron. "At Alabama
they were getting on him saying,
'Give back your ring. You didn't
earn it.'"
Werner responded to the
heckling with 12 points, seven re-
bounds and three steals.
He chips in every game with an
average of 8.2 points. He ranks sec-
ond on the team in rebounds with
149, trailing only Speights, and
he has drawn a team-high nine
charges this season.
His aggressiveness has reso-


Jeremiah Stanley/ Alligator
UF forward Dan Werner defends Vanderbilt guard Charles Hinkle during the Gators' 86-64 win against
the Commodores on Jan. 27 in the O'Connell Center.


nated with the fans, fans that used
to groan every time he touched the
ball. Now they shout his new nick-
name, "Thunder Dan." Some'have
created T-shirts with the message
"I'm a Werner Witness," taking
a cue from Nike's ad campaign
for Cleveland Cavaliers superstar
LeBron James.
"It's fun to see the way things
have changed for him," Ron
Werner said.
Though his parents still live in
New Jersey, they make their way
to Florida every chance they get,
staying in a house they bought
in Gainesville this past summer.
Werner's older sister, Jen, lives in
the house year round and studies
elementary education at UF
Because she is older by less than
a year - she was born Oct. 20,
1986, and he was born Oct. 9, 1987
- she elected to attend Brookdale
(Lincroft, N.J.) Community
College for one year until Werner
made a decision about college and
basketball.
"I hadn't missed any of his
games growing up, so it didn't
make sense to miss them when
he was playing at this level," she
said.
Ron Werner is one of six chil-
dren and his mother is one of sev-
en, but the fact that most of them
live in New Jersey hasn't kept the
clan from watching Werner play.
Many of them hav6 purchased
ESPN's FullCourt package so they
can catch all the games on televi-
sion. Werner's grandmother was
delighted on Christmas morning
to find out that she, too, now had
the upgraded cable.
"The whole state of New Jersey
is keeping ESPN in businessV- his
sister said.
So they will tune in Tuesday to
find Werner doing all of the little
things, which appear to be not so
little to his teammates.
"Every team needs that,"
Mitchell said. "More of us need
to do what he's doing. It's nice
watching him, trying to learn from
the things he does, because the
little .things he does are big things
in the game and momentum build-
ers for us. Things like that spark
the team."


Gators still in the running for an NCAA Tournament bid


* UF IS SIXTH IN THE SEC AND HAS
AN RPI OF 45.

By PHIL KEGLER
Alligator Staff Writer
pkegler@alligator.org

Despite two home losses last week, don't
count UF out of the NCAA Tournament pic-
ture just yet.
The Gators (14-8, 3-4 Southeastern
Conference) lost a tough 66-56 decision
to Vanderbilt on Thursday and then were
dominated by No. 8 LSU 85-71 Sunday.
Halfway through the SEC season, they sit
tied for sixth in the standings with an RPI of
45, according to CollegeRPI.com.
UF coach Amanda Butler said after
Sunday's game that she still thinks her team
has a chance to make it into the tourney
field. She didn't directly answer when asked


about whether she thought her team needed
a marquee win, instead stating that every
game is important and would be a big win.
"Do I still feel like that is a realistic op-
portunity? Absolutely," Butler said. "It's
not going to be easy. It's almost impossible
to win consecutive games in this league be-
cause the quality of teams is so good."
Butler reiterated the same line of thinking
in her press conference Monday when asked
whether she would call Thursday's home
matchup against Auburn (15-6, 3-3 SEC) a
"must win."
"I feel that way about every game," Butler
said. "That's kind of hard to say. We must
win every game. That's how we always feel.
I think if you don't feel that way then you're
going to lose some you shouldn't."
ESPN.com analyst Charlie Creme kept
UF in his projected bracket for the second
week in a row despite the two losses. Creme
did drop the Gators from a No. 10 seed to a


No. 12 seed, though, and listed them as one
of his last four teams in the field of 64.
"It wasn't the best of weeks for the young
Gators, but it wasn't disastrous enough to
knock them out," Creme wrote. "However,
they could really use some
Consecutive wins."


Women's
Basketball


COACH OF THE YEAR?:
LSU coach Van Chancellor
suggested Sunday that
Butler should be in the run-
ning for league coaching


honors.
He was particularly impressed with the
way UF fought back from a 27-point defi-
cit, forcing Chancellor to substitute back in
some of his top players as the lead dwindled
to 15.
"Give Florida credit for coming back,"
Chancellor said Sunday. "Coach Butler's re-
ally got them playing hard, playing tough.


... They had a lot of fight about them. They
have a lot of scrap. I can remember when she
played here, and she was gritty and tough,
and this team has exactly her personality,
and I think she's done a great job. [She's]
going to be a strong candidate for coach of
the year."
Of the 48 NCAA Division I schools that
have a new coach this season, Butler has
made the biggest improvement in a team's
win-loss record so far, already winning five
more games than last year.

ETC: After last week's losses, UF averages
fewer points (67.4) than it allows (69.9) in
SEC play. That isn't uncommon in the league
- only five teams average more than their
points allowed. ... Butler will see a familiar
face on the opposing sideline Thursday.
Butler and Auburn assistant coach Kerry
Cremeans played all four years together at
UF from 1990-94.













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Gators head to Knoxville for SEC test

0 UNRANKED UF FACES NO. 7 TENNESSEE
TONIGHT AT 9 ON ESPN.

By DANNY KLEIN
Alligator Staff Writer
dklein@alligator.org

There's no love lost here.
When UF and Tennessee lock horns tonight in
Knoxville, the Gators' eldest player has his mind set on
what to expect from the Volunteers.
"I think they don't like us," junior Walter Hodge said.
"They're proud of what they're doing and they don't re-
spect nobody."
In his career, Hodge - the only upperclassman on
UF's roster - has lost three out of four against Tennessee,
and the Gators have lost four of their past five decisions in
Knoxville and trail the all-time series 64-48.
This year, the Gators (18-4, 5-2
Southeastern Conference), head into the
matchup as heavy underdogs to a No. 7
Tennessee team (19-2, 6-1 SEC) consid-
Men's ered one of the nation's best.
The Volunteers are favored by 10 1/2
Basketball points in the SEC East battle, which has
had its share of hostile moments over
the past few years. 4
In the 2005-06 season, UF dropped two heartbreakers
to Tennessee. In the first contest, former Gators forward
Corey Brewer turned the ball over with just less than a
minute remaining, leading to Tennessee's game-winning
basket with 20 seconds left. The second game was eerily
similar, as Brewer's inbounds pass was intercepted and
converted into an easy layup that sealed the win.
Last season, the two teams swapped convincing wins,
UF taking the first 94-78 and Tennessee grabbing the sec-
ond 86-76.
Th>e two teams have developed a fierce rivalry lately,
and Hodge said he understands why the Volunteers aim
to beat UF each season, but he remains confused about the
hatred between the programs.
"We have to go over there and keep playing hard," he
said. "I don't know (why they don't like us). We beat them
a couple times. They beat us a couple times. It's just that
game that you want to win every time you play against
them." Andrew Stanfill / Alligator Staff
The Gators must develop short-term memory if they UF junior guard Walter Hodge has the most experience playing
SEE HOOPS, PAGE 23 against Tennessee but is 1-3 against the Volunteers for his career.

UF BASEBALL

New coach brings tougher conditioning


By KARL HYPPOLITE
Alligator Writer
khyppolite@alligator.org

If you ask Bryson Barber what the
biggest difference is between former UF
baseball coach Pat McMahon and his suc-
cessor, Kevin O'Sullivan, only one word is
necessary: intensity.
"Coach O'Sullivan is a bulldog," the
senior first baseman said. "Everything is
100 percent full out, and he doesn't hold
anything back, which is great. Coach



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"The new coaching staff is very
fundamental. They want us to
do everything right."
Josh Edmondson
UF senior pitcher

McMahon is a nice guy, but he was relaxed
with what he did. Coach O'Sullivan doesn't
relax, ever. I can't imagine what he's going
to be like in games."
Expectations have been high for the


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Gators following their 2005 appearance
in the College World Series, but they've
battled mediocrity and inconsistency in the
past two seasons.
Though McMahon was well liked by
his players, the general consensus is that it
was time for a change.
"The new coaching staff is very fun-
damental," senior right-hander Josh
Edmondson said. "They want us to do
everything right. They emphasize being

SEE BASE, PAGE 23


Recruiting


brightens up a


dim new year

ew would have thought on New
Year's night that January would
have turned out like this.
A Big Ten team had just humiliated
UF in its home state, halting the momen-
tum gained from a glorious 2007 filled
with championship trophies, first-round
draft picks and Tim Tebow mania.
But thanks to an against-all-odds
month of rabid recruiting, Urban Meyer
and his depleted staff begin February
with grins similar to those they wore at
this time last year.
National Signing Day will be a mem-
orable one for The
Gator Nation for the
third year in a row.
UF has 22 com-
mitments from the
cream of the crop
nationally, and
Nick Zaccardi Rivals.com and
Nick-el Coverage ESPN Scouts Inc.
nzaccardi@alligator.org rate it as the best
class in the country
heading into signing
day on Wednesday.
Scout.com slots UF farther down at
No. 7 - I'm still scratching my head
over that one.
What Urban Meyer and his remain-
ing staff have accomplished since
the Capital One Bowl disaster can be
summed up simply.
It's amazing.
Usually, teams slip up in recruiting
when they lose bowl games, especially
ones in their home states with prospects
watching intently.
But UF stayed resolute after the ball
dropped and brought in nine commits,
including five-star linemen, a trio of
four-star linebackers and the lone run-
ning back commit of the class.
Meanwhile, two of UF's top recruiters
bolted for other schools.
Ex-safeties coach John "Doc"
Holliday was UF's recruiting coordina-
tor and kept tabs in South Florida, where
four- and five-star guys grow on trees.
Running backs coach Stan Drayton,
who left amid controversy in a lateral
move to rival Tennessee, was also known
as a fine recruiter.
But the Gators moved on without
them.

SEE NICK, PAGE 23


Today's question: Should the UF men's basketball team have been dropped from the AP top
25 after Sunday's loss to Arkansas?


Monday's question: After an 18-1 season filled with broken
records but a Super Bowl loss, do the New England Patriots still
rank as one of the best teams in NFL history?


Percent (Votes)
58% (48)
42% (35)
83 TOTAL VOTES


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HOOPS, from page 22

are to stand a chance. UF is com-
ing off an embarrassing 80-61
loss to Arkansas on Saturday.
After the loss, a heated
and, concerned Billy Donovan
vented his frustration by call-
ing two practices on Sunday
- something usually reserved
for the early season.
The first took place at 10 a.m.
and focused on defense and
intensity.
"We needed to get some
work done, especially on the
defensive end," forward Dan


Werner said. "Guys were called
some names. The coaches really
got on us. I wouldn't say it was
fun."
The second came at 3 p.m.
and revolved around offen-
sive play-calling and scouting
Tennessee.
Donovan said he thought his
team responded well and was
unfazed by the lopsided loss.
"They're a very unemotional
group as a whole, and I don't
say that in a negative way,"
Donovan said. "We don't have
a 'rah rah' team. ... These guys
are a quiet and reserved group. I
don't think that they don't play


hard or they don't give a great
effort.
"It's just their makeup as
people, and sometimes it's a
good thing."
"We needed to get
some work done, espe-
cially on the defensive
end."
Dan Werner
UF sophomore forward

Donovan said the team's stoic
demeanor could help it moving
forward, especially in a hostile


environment like Tennessee,
which Hodge referred to as
"wild and crazy."
Wemer, who witnessed
the atmosphere first hand as a
freshman last season, warned
his teammates to expect their
toughest test yet.
"We probably don't like
each other, but we definitely
respect each other," Werner
said. "They're a great team and
we know that, but that doesn't
mean we like them. We're trying
to go in there and compete and
battle, 'cause if we don't bring
our 'A' game, we don't have a
shot at winning."


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UF baseball coach Kevin O'Sullivan (in white) has instituted a rigid
training program since arriving in Gainesville.


O'Sullivan's track

record bodes well for

Gators' pitching staff

BASE, from page 22


mentally tough and doing everything full ef-
fort. They want to win, bottom line."
Conditioning has been the team's main
focus in O'Sullivan's short time at UF. Staying
in shape has become even more important this
season with the condensed schedule that will
have the Gators playing as
many as five games per week.
Fall was grueling,but ithad
its benefits. In Barber's estima-
Baseball tion, he's in the best shape of
his career.
"We've done everything
you can imagine," he said. "We've run sprints,
long distance, run the mile, plate pushes. It
can't be simulated. Everything we've done,
I've never done it before."
O'Sullivan, who played catcher at Virginia,
is charged with developing a solid fifth starter
and a reliable bullpen. Edmondson, who
pitched 51.2 innings last season, is the only
senior on the pitching staff.
But the team remains confident in
O'Sullivan's ability to develop pitchers.
Over his nine seasons as a coach at Clemson,
O'Sullivan had 29 players selected in the MLB
Draft.
"Coach O'Sullivan definitely understands
the game," catcher Hampton Tignor said.
"He's a very smart guy, and he has a knack for
getting the most out of each of his players."


NICK, from page 22


Offensive tackle Matt Patchan was the first re-
bound recruit, a 6-foot-7 early enrollee who com-
mitted on Jan. 5.
Then came the Patchan disciples, those who
followed the man with the untameable hair.
Shifty running back Jeff Demps, of the Chris
Rainey variety, joined the movement four days
later.
Then a pair of high school teammates, line-
backer T.J. Pridemore and defensive tackle Omar
Hunter, nixed commitments to other schools and
gave UF their word.
Suddenly, a light class had packed on some
substantial weight in a matter of days.
"Everybody else got off to a big start. (UF)
didn't, and they could have gotten worried,".
Scout.com recruiting analyst Jamie Newberg said.
"Then they got it all done basically mid-to-late
football season through January. They did a nice
job."
Surely, some assistants deserve a little more
praise than an "atta boy" and a pat on the butt for
picking up the slack.
UF is waiting on one more prospect to put
a bow on this class - Lakeland Kathleen High
wide receiver T.J. Lawrence, who will announce
on ESPN on Wednesday. Many surprises will
come on signing day, as always, sliding schools
up and down the team rankings, which will all be
rendered meaningless in a few months.
UF might not finish No. 1, but the feeling
of falling behind Notre Dame or Alabama on
Wednesday won't be nearly as sickening as that
loss to Michigan, that's for sure.






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