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VOLUME 101 ISSUE 94


CLAS names 12 semifinalists for dean


By DEBORAH SWERDLOW
Alligator Writer
dswerdlow@alligator.org

After four hours of debate
and 11 boxes of pizza, the com-
mittee to find a new dean for
UF's College of Liberal Arts and
Sciences narrowed its list to 12
semifinalists Wednesday.
The semifinalists include two
CLAS administrators, Interim
Dean Joe Glover and Allan
Burs, associate dean for faculty
affairs.
The committee will submit a
list of finalists to Provost Janie
Fouke by the end of the month,
said Pramod Khargonekar, the
chairman of the search commit-
tee and the dean of the College of
Engineering.
"I think there is a diver-
sity of discipline, diversity of
institutions, and strong aca-
demic and leadership experi-
ence" in the pool of semifinalists,
Khargonekar said.
After conducting a national
search, the 10-member search
committee received 137 nomi-
nations and 42 applications, he
said.
Before the meeting, he said


each committee member had
the opportunity to nominate
a candidate for semifinalist
consideration. Eighteen people
made the cut.
The committee narrowed the
list down to 12 by considering
how well the candidates could
tackle the college's complexity
based on their professional ex-
periences.
CLAS houses about 14,000
undergradu-
UF ate and grad-
Academics uatestudents,
provides gen-
eral education to nearly every
UF student and includes the
humanities, social sciences and
natural sciences disciplines.
Some of the candidates come
from universities that are smaller
or more specialized so they may
-not have the experience to head
the college, Khargonekar said.
The committee also discussed
the candidates' ability to manage
a multimillion-dollar budget.
When former CLAS Dean
Neil Sullivan resigned in
November 2006, the college
was $6 million in debt and faced
strong protests about a five-year
SEE CLASS, PAGE 8


Andrew Stanfill / Alligator Staff
Pramod Khargonekar, chairman of the UF College of Liberal Arts and Sciences dean search committee,
speaks ata committee meeting Wednesday. The candidate pool was narrowed from 18 to 12.


Agencies to lose funds


By KATIE GALLAGHER
Alligator Writer
kgallagher@alligator.org

As the Alachua County Commission
begins planning for the 2009 fiscal year
budget, local agencies are starting to
come to terms with the impact of im-
pending budget cuts.
Alachua County's Community
Agency Partnership Program, which
supplies grants to local non-profit
agencies, will be losing funds next
year, county commissioners decided at
a special meeting Tuesday.
The exact amount that will be cut
is uncertain, Commissioner Cynthia
Chestnut said, and will be decided in
March when commissioners start de-


termining the budget for the 2009 fiscal
year, which starts Oct. 1, 2008.
Last year the program gave out
$890,756 to 21 non-profit organizations
that help reduce pov-
erty and $172,599 to
four agencies that
promote the arts or
the environment.
This is the first
year the program's
grants will not in-
crease, Chestnut
Chestnut said.
Without the county grants, non-
profit representatives said they would
look for funding from the city and
private donations.
SEE CUTS, PAGE 9


STUDENT GOVERNMENT

SG parties pick candidates


By ILEANA MORALES
Alligator Writer
imorales@alligator.org

More than 600 UF students - the highest
turnout in Student Government's election slat-
ing history - showed up to the Reitz Union
in hopes of filling two parties' Student Senate
candidacies for spring elections on Feb. 26 and
27.
Sarah Krantz, SG supervisor of elections,
said about 500 students are usually expected
during the three days of recruitment. The
count this time around was 640 students.
"It's unheard of," Krantz said. "It's really
the parties that pulled them in."
Six parties were registered - Student
Alliance, Progress, Orange and Blue, Gator,
Swamp and Pants - but only Orange and Blue
and Gator interviewed candidates to fill their
party tickets, she said.
More than 500 students interviewed with
the Gator Party, but each party is limited to ac-


cepting 47 people, Krantz said.
Kevin Reilly, Student Senate president and
Student Body presidential candidate for the
Gator Party, said his party took in 45 students.
Reilly said no one applied for seats to rep-
resent the UF medicine or veterinary medicine
departments.
"It's unheard of. It's really the
parties that pulled them in."
Sarah Krantz
SG supervisor of elections

Mark McShera, Orange and Blue Party
chairman, said the party took in 32 students
out of 48 who were interviewed.
"We were happy with the turnout,"
McShera said. "With 50 people up there, they
all had pretty good ideas."
Krantz said recruited candidates would
meet tonight to find out if they are still eligible
to run based on academic requirements.


* Coach Urban
Meyer and the
UF football team
received letters of
intent from 20 high
school prospects on
. National Signing
Day, including two
new commits.
See story, Page 20.


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buttons and more.
'Aristotle and Democracy'
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of Music Room, 4 p.m., today
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Schofield of the University of
Cambridge.
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Reitz Union Cinema, 8 p.m.,
tonight
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* THE EVENT KICKED OFF
ISLAM AWARENESS MONTH.

By SARAH JONES
Alligator Contributing Writer

Krishna Lunch wasn't the only tasty
food served on the Plaza of the Americas
Wednesday.
The scent of Arabic food wafted
through the plaza, where UF student
groups Islam On Campus and Arabic
Cultural Association held their annual
Islam Fair to kick off Islam Awareness
Month.
Members of the two organizations and
the Pakistani Student Association sat be-
hind tables and answered students' ques-
tions about Islamic religion and culture.
"We just wanted to expose people to
different Islamic cultures," said Derrick
Peat, vice president of Islam On Campus.
"We wanted to start off with a blast."
Free hummus, grape leaves, pitas and
sweet rice were served to attract passers-
by. Also, informational pamphlets and
CDs, clothing, prayer rugs, hookahs and
copies of the Quran were spread out on
tables next to Library West.
"This is personal to us. This is music,
this is fun," freshman Charissa Scott said.
Members conducting the fair took a
break at 1:43 p.m. to observe Dhuhr, one
of the five prayer times throughout the
day. More than 40 students knelt facing
east to pray, practicing one of the five pil-


Volunteers from Islam On Campus serve food to students during a Wednesday
showcase of Middle Eastern culture on the Plaza of the Americas.


lars of faith upon which Islam is based.
The fair's goal was to combat mis-
understandings related to Islam and to
educate students with questions about


the religion, which is currently the second
largest religion in the world.
"Misconception is worse than igno-
rance," Scott said.


UF PROJECTS

UF's Eastside


Campus grows

By STEPHANIE ROSENBERG
Alligator Contributing Writer

UF plans to build a 65,000-square-foot building in the
next 18 months at the Eastside Campus to create more of-
fice space. The project's estimated budget is $15 million.
Ed Poppell, UF vice president of business affairs, said
the university wants to move administrative offices to
the Eastside Campus on Northeast Waldo Road to make
more space on the main campus.
"It will free up parking and free up some congestion
problems, which are a huge problem now," Poppell
said.
The Board of Trustees, UF's high-
est governing body, and the Florida
Board of Governors, the governing
body of the state's 11 public universi-
ties, approved the plan, but UF needs
permission from the Legislature to
start the project.
Poppell If approved, construction would
ppbegin at the end of 2008 and the build-
ing would open in 2009.
UF would borrow money from the UF Foundation to
complete the project. The UF Foundation is the univer-
sity's fundraising organization and would borrow the
money from a bank, said Steve Orlando, UF spokesman.
The new building is expected to generate its own
money once built. Poppell said it would stimulate eco-
nomic and community growth in the area along Waldo
Road.
Orlando said despite the university's ongoing budget
problems, UF still needs these facilities.
"It's part of a long-range vision for establishing our
presence over there and making it grow," he said. "You
have to plan for the future."
The Eastside Campus was home to the Florida
Department of Transportation until 2003. The 12-acre site
now houses offices for several UF departments, includ-
ing the Office of Information Technology.


Professor to


discuss debated


WWI genocide

By ILEANA MORALES and KIM WILMATH
Alligator Staff Writers

A historian who denies the Turkish military carried
out a genocide against Armenians during World War I is
coming to UF on Friday to discuss the controversy.
The Turkish Student Association and Accent, Student
Government's speakers bureau, invited Justin McCarthy,
a University of Louisville history professor, t6 offer his
conclusions on the 1915 Armenian genocide that some
claim never happened.
Accent Chairman Steven Blank said
Campus the event is scheduled for 7 p.m. in the
University Auditorium. Doors open at 6:30
p.m., and students must have their Gator 1
Cards to enter.
Altan Ozler, the Turkish student group's president,
said Accent would pay McCarthy $500 for his speech.
McCarthy will discuss why the issue remains contro-
versial and why it is not accepted among all historians,
Ozler said.
He said many people don't call the deportation and
killing of millions of Armenians by Turkey's Ottoman
military a genocide because Armenians also massacred
Turkish people.
McCarthy is an Ottoman expert who has written
seven books on the Ottomans' history with Armenians,
according to the University of Louisville Web site.
Ozler said he doesn't expect any protests and thinks
at least 400 people will attend.


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4, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2008


Downtown nightclub robbery points to rising gun use


By JESSICA PONN
Alligator Staff Writer
jponn@alligator.org

AUF student got a firsthand look
into the recent trend of rising gun
use early Sunday morning when he
was robbed in a downtown club.
Sharvin Berrian, an 18-year-old
UF student, was robbed at gunpoint
inside the Plasma Lounge on First
Street, said Lt. Keith Kameg, spokes-
man for the Gainesville Police
Department.
Witnesses told police they had
seen Berrian with a stack of cash in
the bar earlier Saturday night.
Berrian told police that two men
approached him in the cub and
stole $300 from him, Kameg said.
One of the men hit him in the back
of the head, while the other pointed
a gun at him.
The incident sent hundreds
of people pouring out of the club
shouting, "Gun, he's got a gun,"
Kameg said.
"It's apparent that at some point
during the night, these two guys
saw him with the money and that


set him up as a target," he said.
He highlighted the weekend rob-
bery as an example of the increased
number of reported gun use his de-
partment has encountered lately.
"We're seeing them on traffic
stops," Kamneg said. "We're seeing
them on bike stops."
In response to an increase in
violent crimes, GPD created a tem-
porary Violent Crimes
Local Task Force last year.
News Because it was
deemed successful
and necessary, the de-
partment has replaced its temporary
group with a permanent one called
the Tactical Impact Unit.
Since it was formed in September,
the unit has confiscated 21 guns,
said GPD Cpl. Jamie Rohrbaugh,
one of the unit's 10 members.
In total, GPD officers confiscated
more than 200 guns in 2007, Kameg
said. Rohrbaugh said GPD officers
are seeing a mix of both handguns
and rifles.
In his 22 years as a Gainesville
police officer, Kameg said he has
never seen as many firearms on


criminals as he does now.
"Guns are becoming almost like
an accessory to their outfit," he said.
"That's a statement on society."
On top of the unit, GPD has also
beefed up its downtown presence
in part to deter violent crime in the
area.
Having officers stationed outside
of clubs and bars, where thousands
of people congregate at once, allows
police to both deter and quickly
solve crimes, Rohrbaugh said.
It is not only Gainesville that has
seen a rise in gun possession, but
many cities and counties through-
out Florida.
While data is only available up to
the first half of 2007, preliminary sta-
tistics show that firearms were used
more in 2007 than they were in 2006
in connection with all reported vio-
lent crimes, according to the Florida
Department of Law Enforcement
Web site.
For example, from 2006 to 2007,
the number of rapes decreased by
7 percent while the number of fire-
arm-involved rapes increased by 26
percent, according to the FDLE site.


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UF students to study in India


By ANKITA RAO
Alligator Contributing Writer
When UF religion professor Travis Smith was a
junior in college, he traveled to Bodh Gaya, India,
the birthplace of Buddha, for a study abroad trip.
"That was the most fruitful academic moment
I've had," Smith said. "It was life transforming."
So when he was asked to lead a study abroad
trip to India, the opportunity excited Smith.
Smith and his wife, Anita Anantharam, are
leading the first study abroad program in India
that is available to all students. The program will
take place this summer on an organic farm and
focus on sustainability. The deadline to apply for
the program is March 3.
The farm, Bija Vidyapeeth, is a 20-acre plot of
land in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand.
The program will work in cooperation with
Navdanya, an organization promoting nonvio-
lent farming and protection of Indian farmers.
Students in the program will meet rural or-
ganic farmers and learn about sustainability.
"The curriculum that we want to teach - sus-
tainability, simplicity and social responsibility


- are in keeping with the mission of Navdanya,"
Anantharam said.
Students will live in dormitories and classes
will be held in an auditorium on the Bija
Vidyapeeth property.
Engineering junior Tomasz Bacewicz, who is
going on the trip, said living on an organic farm
and doing yoga every day sounds appealing.
"I have always wanted to go to India because it
is one of the centers of religion
UF and has a strong traditional
Academics culture," Bacewicz said.
Planned trips include visits
to Hindu and Buddist religious pilgrimage sites.
Anantharam said an excursion to the
Himalayan foothills will teach students about
medicinal plants and indigenous crops.
Smith and Anantharam want the program to
give back to Bija Vidyapeeth by digging a well
or learning farming techniques on the land,
Anantharam said.
"The program will be largely experiential be-
cause learning happens not only in the classroom,
but through sustained engagement with the ev-
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Editorial


Equal Growth

Development fee would

make housing affordable
The mortgage crisis has dealt a major blow to the
Sunshine State's real estate market, affecting everyone
in the process.
Second only to Nevada, Florida had more than 2 percent
of its households entering some stage of foreclosure last year,
with a total of 279,325 filings. That's more than double the
number reported in 2006.
And 2008 doesn't look much better.
When the full impact of the property-tax amendment
hits, local governments everywhere will have to tighten their
budgets.
Gainesville alone stands to lose an estimated $3.1 million.
As the number of foreclosures continues to climb around
the country and city services start to disappear, affordable
housing options everywhere will only follow in the down-
ward spiral for home buyers and renters alike.
You know it's bad when teachers, police officers and fire-
fighters can't afford a place to live.
So when Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer proposed charging
developers a new fee to raise money for affordable housing
Tuesday, he came up with a reasonable solution that will help
those residents expected to be hit the hardest - low-income
families.
The so-called "linkage fee" would be simple and'straight-
forward.
Developers of shopping centers, office buildings, restau-
rants and other commercial projects interested in building in
Orlando would have to pay the fee depending on the size of
their project when they apply for a building permit.
The city would create a fund for the revenue earned and
use it to bring down the cost of building homes for low-in-
come buyers.
The city council still has to approve the fee, but if it passes
it would be only the second city in the state to have it.
Winter Park, which adopted the progressive idea 18 years
ago, has used the extra $600,000 in annual revenue to buy lots
for Habitat for Humanity and to help build mixed-income
apartments.
Sounds like something the city of Gainesville could use
right about now.
With all the development projects going up around town
- like the $13 million Hampton Inn downtown - this seems
like something that would help balance out the range of
housing options in Gainesville.
It simply doesn't make sense to have residents who live
just blocks away from these pricey projects face the tough
choice between buying groceries or paying their rising rents.
Cambridge, Mass., another college town similar in size to
Gainesville, started adopting linkage fees back in 1988 and
has collected $750,000 since then.
Critics may say that imposing a fee on developers would
undo all the work the city has done to provide incentives to
attract developers to the city.
Some would also argue that the fee would be enough to
send developers elsewhere, causing the city to lose money
from much-needed tax revenues. But we say if adopting
these fees can create a stronger economy more able to supply
a diverse, productive workforce with employees who can
actually afford to live where they work, how can that not
attract growth?
And since close to 25 percent of the city's children are liv-
ing below the poverty line, we think it's about time the city
considered one of the poorest with a large public university
looks at options that have proven to be successful.


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Menu labels would
he saying goes, "you are what you eat." Well if that's
the case, everyone should be having an identity
crisis.
Why on earth do people want to put something into
their bodies when they don't know what it is?
It's a question I have been asking myself for years, and
something is finally being done about it.
In New York City, a regulation was passed this week
that requires any chain restaurant with 15 or more outlets
anywhere in the U.S. to post calorie information on its
menus and menu boards.
It will take effect in March.
I think this is a big step toward trying to make America
a healthier country.
Now if only everyone would agree that this is neces-
sary in all cities of all states, we might be able to lower our
rank as one of the most obese countries in the world.
I don't understand how restaurants were ever allowed
to get away with not telling customers what ingredients
they put into their menu items.
I'm not talking about specific recipes or trade secrets
that they cannot disclose, but the nutritional information
that we all deserve to know, like basic ingredients and
preservatives.
Obviously you can go online right now and search for
the calorie, fat and carbohydrate counts of anything you
order from most chain restaurants. But I have noticed
flaws in this system that make New York's regulation a
good idea. By posting information online, restaurants rely
on the fact that people can't see this information as they
are getting ready to place their order.
I realize that there are a select few food establishments
that will give you a calorie and fat count of certain items
right on the menu.
On each napkin at Subway, for example, you can view
the subs that have six grams of fat or less. They don't take
into account cheese or condiments, though.


help to fight obesity
But it's not just the calories and
the fats, or even the lack of trans
fats, that concerns me. What about
sugar?
Restaurants are forgetting one
of the main causes of obesity and
Rebecca Ganzak diabetes in our country. Also, what
etters@aigator.rg the heck is an "artificial sweeten-
er?" You may have read that on the
back of many food products you
purchase from the grocery store. Thanks for telling me it's
in there, but I am going to need more specifics.
What they are probably referring to is a product like
Splenda, which advertisements declare is a healthy alter-
native to sugar. It is actually made by combining a sugar
molecule with chlorine atoms. This so-called "healthy
product" contains no natural ingredients - it is com-
pletely artificial.
Don't be fooled by ads claiming Splenda is all-natural.
Studies have shown that sucralose, the chemical that's in
Splenda, is 2 percent harmful substances. Among these
substances is arsenic -you know, poison.
So when Starbucks claims its new "sugar free" syrups
are better for you, you should be able to know the truth.
Why would you want that in your body?
There are countless amounts of harmful substances in
foods we consume every day. Of course corporations don't
want people to know about them because that would take
money out of their pockets.
Since apparently no one is going to tell you what exact-
ly is in the food you're eating, I am begging you - please
do the research for yourself. Know what you put into your
system before it gets there.
And then you won't be surprised when it starts show-
ing up on your menu.
Rebecca Ganzak is a journalism senior. Her column appears
on Thursday.


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Amendment would hurt everyone
What Benjamin Burwell doesn't realize
is that the so-called "Marriage Protection
Amendment" in Florida has nothing to do
with gay marriage. In Florida, same-sex mar-
riage is already banned by two state laws and
a state court decision.
In fact, the amendment has nothing to do
with marriage. Instead, it would squash do-
mestic partner benefits for couples - both gay
and straight. Benefits denied would include
health insurance, medical visitation and de-
cision-making rights, inheritance rights and
many tax benefits.
However, it is no surprise that the amend-
ment's sponsors have framed it as a gay-mar-
riage issue. Since a majority of voters oppose
gay marriage, conservative politicians bring


up the issue in order to win support for their
election, party or amendment. The Florida
Marriage Protection Amendment seeks to un-
dermine parity in benefits to gay and straight
unmarried couples who need them. So even if
you are against gay marriage, please do not
support this amendment.
Adam Amir
Student Government LGBTQ
Student Affairs Cabinet director

Vote for marriage amendment is hateful
I will vote against the marriage amendment
simply because of Benjamin Burwell's ridicu-
lous column. Essentially, what is a marriage?
It is a couple's declaration of commitment. For
some it is toward the church, but for all it is
toward the government. Therefore, whatever


the pope said about marriage doesn't matter
to a majority of people. What right does he,
or any church, have to define such a term in a
country of free thought and religion?
By saying that you do not believe in gay
marriage, you are also lying about not hating
homosexuals. What is more hateful than lack
of recognition? How could you openly deny
two people's right to commit to each other?
Sure, they cannot biologically have kids, but
let's be honest - marriage is no longer always
about having kids, even to heterosexuals.
Pamela D'Andrea
3LS

Gay marriage is about law, not rights
The debate over gay marriage is not the


civil rights movement of our generation.
The civil rights movement of the '60s and
'70s focused on ending government policies
that denied people certain rights based on
their race. The gay marriage debate is over
whether or not homosexuals should have laws
changed because of their lifestyle.
Marriage as defined by law is the union of
a man and a woman. Every American, homo-
sexual or heterosexual, is entitled to this right.
Gays and heterosexuals have the same rights.
Therefore gays are not being discriminated
against like racial minorities were before the
civil rights movement. Gay marriage is just
one issue on a broad political spectrum.
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UF PROJECTS

Harn receives $10M for new wing


By KATIE SANDERS
Alligator Writer
ksanders@alligator.org

UF's Ham Museum will be able
to more than double its Asian art on
display thanks to a $10 million gift
announced Wednesday that will fund
building a new wing of the museum.
The 22,000-square-foot, two-story
addition will be built on the northwest
side of the museum, near the comer of
Southwest 34th Street and Hull Road.
A large Asian gallery, a multi-pur-
pose suite for discussing art purchases
and housing events for donors and
students, a storage area and an Asian
garden will be built in the new wing,
said Jason Steuber, the Ham's Asian art
curator.
Steuber said the wing would allow
visitors to see the depth of the muse-
um's collection.
He said the museum's Asian art
collection includes almost 1,300 pieces
including jades, ceramics, screens,
sculptures and a 7-foot-tall stone stupa
- a fixture in Buddhist temples.
Only 130, or 10 percent, of the


museum's Asian art collection can be on
display in the present facility, Steuber
said, and the addition could potentially
triple that display capacity.
"Works that have never been seen
before will be able to come out," Steuber
said.
He said the new wing would make
the Ham one of the largest university-
based collectors of Asian art.
"Works that have never been
seen before will be able to
come out."
Jason Steuber
Harn Museum Asian art curator

"I think very few will be able to com-
pete with 22,000 feet," he said.
Rebecca Nagy, the museum's
director, said the museum hopes to
continue to ride the momentum it has
experienced since the 2005 opening of
the Mary Ann Ham Cofrin Pavilion,
which houses contemporary art.
Cofrin is the daughter of the late
Samuel P. Ham, for whom the museum
is named, according to a UF news re-


lease. The Cofrin family has contributed
significantly to the museum since its ini-
tial construction in 1990, said Christine
Hale, director of marketing and public
relations.
UF President Bernie Machen an-
nounced the most recent gift from the
Cofrins on Wednesday.
"We look forward to a similar surge
in interest in our collections when we
open the Asian wing," Nagy said.
She said the museum is excited to
work with students and professors as
part of the UF Asian Studies Program
once the expansion is done.
"They can enhance their learning
experience through studying art at the
Ham," Nagy said.
Construction could begin as early
as next fall, states the release. The new
wing will be Leadership in Energy and
Environmental Design-certified by the
U.S. Green Building Council, Hale said.
The gift is part of Florida Tomorrow,
UF's seven-year capital campaign to
generate $1.5 million to support UF
programs, states the release.
"We just see all kinds of possibilities
with this new wing," Nagy said.


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CLAS, from page 1
plan that proposed budget cuts in the humanities
departments and the termination of two depart-
ment chairmen.
Interim Dean Joe Glover took over in January
2007 and pledged to bring the
college out of the red by the
2008-2009 fiscal year.
The college's debt was re-
duced to about $4.5 million in
December 2007 and now stands
at $1 million.
Khargonekar said the semi-
finalists' interviews on Feb. 15,
Glover 16 and 17 would be "critically
important" in determining which candidates can
handle CLAS' finances.
He said the committee would choose three to
five finalists at its Feb. 20 meeting.
"I'm very optimistic we will be able to recruit a
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LOCAL NEWS

Grocery stores starting to use more recyclable bags


By MICHAEL BLACK
and ERIN WHITE
Alligator Contributing Writers


Paper or plastic - or cloth?
Alternative shopping bags
are becoming more popular
with local grocery shoppers
and environmental enthusiasts.
Instead of the traditional paper or
plastic bags, Gainesville supermar-
kets are now offering reusable or
recyclable ones.
At Publix, customers are quickly
buying the reusable bags, said Josh


Ferris, a Publix assistant manager.
"We can't keep them in the
store," Ferris said.
Each bag holds up to two and a
half times more than standard plas-
tic bags, Ferris said.
A large amount of energy and
fossil fuels go into the creation of all
disposable goods, including plastic
grocery bags, said Anna Prizzia-
Taylor, the outreach coordinator at
UF's Office of Sustainability.
"All the energy it takes to make,
ship and store the bag, and then peo-
ple use it once and throw it away,"
Prizzia-Taylor said.


"We throw it away after
one use and create a lot of
waste."
Anna Prizzla-Taylor
UF Office of Sustainability
outreach coordinator

Americans consume 100 billion
plastic shopping bags every year,
and the majority become litter on the
streets or clutter in landfills, accord-
ing to the Worldwatch Institute, a
sustainability research organization.


The problem in landfills is not
just the amount of space taken up
by bags, said John D. Schert, execu-
tive director of the Hinkley Center
for Solid and Hazardous Waste
Management at UF.
"The biggest challenge for the
landfill operator is that the bags
blow away," Schert said. "It just lit-
ters the landscape." In addition, he
said, bags don't degrade.
Other grocery stores. have
already phased out plastic bags
entirely. The Whole Foods Market
chain announced Jan. 22 that it will
stop offering plastic bags in its stores


by Earth Day, on April 22.
Chantel Wilson, manager
of Sunflower Health Foods on
Southwest 34th Street, thinks the
transition is the right move.
Wilson said the store does have
customers who bring hemp or can-
vas bags, but most use plastic.
Prizzia-Taylor is hopeful reusable
bags will soon be the norm.
"It seems a little funny that rather
than carry a bag that is durable and
lasts long, we just automatically take
a plastic bag," she said. "We throw it
away after one use and create a lot
of waste."


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CUTS, from page 1


The director and only employee of
Gainesville Harvest, Frances Leslie, said
about half her budget comes from the county
grants.
Last year her agency, which supplies food
to local food banks, received $53,546.


"People think when you recycle food you
don't need money," she said.
Theresa Harrison, executive director of
Peaceful Paths, a domestic violence shelter,
said the $80,279 the agency received from
county grants last year is about 10 percent
of its budget. Without it, Peaceful Paths will
look to the city and hold fundraisers to get the
funding it needs, Harrison said.


She said she hopes private citizens will
help out by donating food and supplies.
Dick Bradley, executive director of the
nonprofit organization ARC of
Local Alachua County, which helps
News the disabled, said he will not
worry until the commission
makes concrete decisions.
The organization received $35,511 last year


to fund an elderly day program. While it has
a $10 million overall budget, the elderly day
program, which provides nursing care to 40
senior citizens, was funded entirely by the
county, Bradley said.
Without county money, he'll have to look
for more grants.
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Kimberli White Otter, owner of the Otter & Trout Trading Co. Inc, poses in front of a display of herbs in her store on University Avenue.


hard to clean the place up with the
help from local artists, healers and
friends.
It opened its doors in January,
and it's grown exponentially
through word of mouth and be-
cause of curious people walking
around, she said.



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for a reconnection
with the earth.

Klmberll White Otter 0
Herbal medicine store owner


Otter and Trout can barely break
for tea because they are swamped
with customers and clients coming
in and out at all hours.
"It's really bad around normal
business closing hours," she said.
"Everyone leaves work and comes
here."
She thinks the store is so popu-
lar because people "want to get


back in touch with their ancient
roots, and many people are starv-
ing for a reconnection with the
earth and getting away from a lot
of the chemical and pharmaceuti-
cal treatments that they have con-
sidered to be methods of healing
for so long," she said.
The store offers some-
thing for everyone. Even
Ig the mailman picks some-
thing up every day while he
delivers the mail.
Otter said they have
something available for just
about every ailment, such
as stress and asthma, and
even offer herbs that help
with the side effects of che-
motherapy when smoked.
Aside from herbal remedies
and oils, most of which they make
themselves, they offer and oppor-
tunity for "spirituality, self-fulfill-
ment and to become one with the
earth," she said.
Otter, who is a certified mas-
seuse, offers her services and


herbal consultations to improve
lifestyles of others.
Also, starting in February,
classes will be offered such as
Tibetan yoga, tarot reading and
instructional sessions on Wicca for
the pagan and non-pagan alike,
Otter said.
She said all the classes discuss
contraindications so people can
determine what is and isn't right
for them and to provide everyone
an opportunity to find their own
method of healing.
But the remedies and classes of-
fered at the store aren't designed to
help just one person. Otter hopes
the business will spawn collective
knowledge to find spiritual bliss.
"I just want to give an invita-
tion to the community to come in -
and experience something very
different and find their own way
to inner peace," she said. "I would
love for them to share their knowl-
edge and what's given them peace
in life to make the world a better
place."


Otter recovered after just three
months with the help of native
healers and all sorts of people
of different faiths, including
Mormons and Wiccans.
Once she was able to walk
again, she found herself being
able to advise people about dif-
ferent herbal medicines. It was
like she had woken up with a
world of knowledge, she said.
She also began traveling
again and going to powwows.
It was there where she met
Trout.
Both shared an interest
in herbs, and the two soon
hatched a plan to start sell-
ing their concoctions on their
Native American journeys.
Their little business became
successful at art shows and pow-
wows, but they wanted to settle
down and open a store, Otter said.
They got their wish last
November when the space in
Gainesville they had been hoping
for became available. They worked


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ANA MONTANO 0
AVENUE WRITER
The accident left her horribly
mangled.
Her back was broken in six
places, her pelvis was shattered
and she had severe amnesia,
among other injuries.
But Kimberli White Otter con-
siders her car crash a gift. Without
it, she would not be doing what
she does today.
Otter, along with Eric
Dreaming Trout, owns the Otter
and Trout Trading Co., a quaint
little boutique located at 625 West
University Ave. that sells herbal
remedies and spiritual trinkets.
Otter had interest in these things
before her car crash, though. In her
passion for Native American cus-
toms, she prayed for accelerated
spiritual growth and on Jan. 12,
1996, she got just that.
While driving down a dark
highway near Bunnell, Fla., a coy-
ote crossed her path and caused
her car to swerve off the road and
topple over, ejecting her from the
vehicle.
She said she doesn't remember
what happened after her car left
the road, but she believes she left
her physical body.
She recalled going through a
white tunnel of light where she
felt nothing but peace and bliss.
She was surrounded by positive
energy, she said.
When Otter returned to an
earthly plane, paramedics were
on the scene, apparently called by
hunters who mysteriously disap-
peared before help arrived.
After being rushed to the hospi-
tal, much of Otter's memory was
gone, but she also knew things she
never did before, she said.
Otter believes the coyote gave
her this transcendence.
"A coyote is symbolic to many
of the native peoples as a trickster
who teaches through painful and
unexpected means," she said.
"One of the gifts that came was all
this knowledge about herbs."











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W Lately, I've been thinking: do sex and
romance ever co-exist?
Let me clarify here. Yes, romance should
Theoretically happen prior to sex (though I
can certainly vouch it doesn't always), and
yeah, sex is a natural expression of that
romance and love (though it's not always),
but let's face it - sex isn't romantic.
- Sure you can kiss erotically beforehand
and cuddle afterward, but sex is messy, ag-
. gressive and often gross.
I've been fooled by Hollywood magic
myself. I've tried lighting candles, giving
massages taking baths, but when it comes
to getting it on it gets dirt
Think about it for a second Is there
anything eien remotely loving and tender
about exchanging bodily fluids?
Mv mriend Sarah - ears, that once she
starts dating a gu\. the sex goes downhill.
"'Suddenly the% try to be all s\ eet. like
noLw that we're seeing each -ther they


shouldn't be rough," Sarah confessed.
"That would never happen with a one
night stand. They wouldn't care if they
yanked at your hair or threw you around a
little. And I wouldn't mind it either."
It seems to me that there is a fundamen-
tal incompatibility between the hot and
heavy with the hearts and Hallmark.
But maybe it doesn't have to be that
way. Perhaps we just need to stop think-
ing of the two as subsisting in separate
spheres. Maybe like the extra calories and
letdown expectations, we need to blame
the Valentine's Day hoopla.
We think we're supposed to be turned
on by that box of chocolates, when the
only things we really get out of it are extra
pounds around our midsection.
We need to realize that there is a time

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and place for both
sex and romance,
and while they ,.
are both equally .' . , -.
important to a suc- . ,
cessful relation- '.;' -
ship, they are two
separate beasts. You don't need both at the
same time. In fact, I'd prefer if they stayed
separated. Saying "I love you" in bed only
works with mood music, perfect lighting
and abs like Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt.
So only on the big screen, basically.
I'm sure plenty will contend that ro-
mance creates intimacy, and intimacy is
an integral component of sex, but given
the choice between some intensely hot,
sweaty lovin' and sweet kisses and pet-
ting, I'd rather have the former. And I
doubt I'm alone.
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New flourishes add pop to old styles


VANESSA DIMAGGIO I AVENUE WRITER Another way to spruce your
stuff up is to buy a pair of archi-
There comes a point in every carpet, and they can help make tectural heels.
fashionable college student's life an impression on your humdrum Nothing can turn an outfit
when you look in the closet and collection too. around the way a stunning pair
just think, "blah." These earrings of shoes can.
The shoes you bought when give you not one There comes a point in every Try a pair of T-
they were trendy just seem bor- but two dramatic fashionable college student's strap peep-toe
ing now, and your clothes look hoops to take life when you look in the closet platforms or
drab and lifeless. your look from and just think, "blah." heels with un-
But before making a giant trip day to night and usual cutouts
to the thrift store with all your give your outfit some added flair. and designs.
old clothes, consider these simple Take a cue from Rachel Bilson, Add a pop of color to old
trends that can bring your ward- who wore a pair of diamond- outfits with some red accessories.
robe back to life. studded double hoop earrings You can transform a monochrome
Double hoop earrings are with a strapless dress, heels and look, like a little black dress, by
making an impression on the red matching bangle bracelets. wearing red platforms or carry-


ing a red dutch. Try brightening
up an all gray outfit with some
red flats or a red scarf, too.
Another trend that can trans-
form your outfit is a black leather
bomber jacket. This jacket can
give your style the edge or even
the sophistication it needs.
For an interesting combina-
tion, wear it like Ashley Olsen
with a sleek dress or high-
waisted skirt, or pair it with black
denim and knee-high boots.
If your wardrobe is in need of
an overhaul, don't get stressed.
Just make something modem
again by adding new trends.


Hot Chip


dissapoints

ROBERT HILSON I AVENUE WRITER
In indie rock, there's a time-tested
tradition of tacking tongue-in-cheek
titles onto unassuming works.
It comes as some surprise then
that Hot Chip's "Made in the Dark"
sounds exactly like its title would sug-
gest. A blind patchwork of disco, rock,
soul and hip-hop, the album plays like
a sloppy mix tape.
While there are
outright bad songs,
it's the signs of prom-
ise that make the out-
come disappointing.
The quiet melody
Hot Chip of the title track
Made In The Dark bringsAlexis Taylor's
stellar vocals to the
fore, while the infectious polyrhythms
of "Hold On" enhance the song's jar-
ring hooks.
Likewise, the foot-tapping elec-
tro pulses of "Out at the Pictures"
and "Shake a Fist" sound genuinely
unique. Steve Jobs doesn't get this
much from a laptop.
But forays into R&B, most notably
on "Wrestlers," fail so spectacularly
that one could almost pass them off as
jokes if not for the band's seriousness.
Sincerity is welcomed when joined
by results, yet the mish-mash nature
of "Made" shows Hot Chip is still
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ADRIAN RUHI I AVENUE WRITER


So this is what Ivy League
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elitism?
For the most part, no.
Vampire Weekend, straight
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lege life lived in the Ivy
League and other schools
like Duke. "Walcott" deals
with finally leaving home
(in this case, Cape Cod),
while "Campus" deals
with college relation-
Weekend ships, or the lack of such
Weekend thing. "Oxford Comma,"
a rejection of the punctua-
tion mark, is about as rebellious as
the silver-spoon group gets.
The most snobby-sound-
ing song is "M79," the musical
equivalent of tea and crumpets at
Buckingham Palace. Otherwise,
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Campaign songs slightly inspirational, annoying


In 1840, presidential candidate William
Henry Harrison blew up the charts with the
still-bangin' political anthem "Tippecanoe and
Tyler Too." A twelve verse-long indictment
of his opponent Martin Van Buren, the song
probably had all of the novel appeal a Crazy
Frog jam would generate today.
The tune helped Harrison win the
Presidency, and then thirty days after, he died.
But something else lived on.
One hundred and sixty-eight years later,
people are still voting for really old dudes
who run their campaigns based on former
military glories, and they are still listening to
campaign songs.


Hillary Clinton took an interesting ap-
proach to selecting a song for her candidacy
when she allowed her supporters to choose it.
After surveying the entire catalogue of record-
ed music, Clinton supporters choose Celine
Dion's "You and I" as their top pick.
Some were irritated by this choice, pointing
out that Dion is Canadian. Yet they chose to si-
lence their detractions when they remembered
that Clinton herself is, indeed, a robot.
Nationality and droid status aside, who
wants to think of Clinton when a song has lyr-
ics like, "I'm burning, yearning / gently turn-
ing round and round"? Not even Bill.
But it's not just Whigs and Democrats


- Republicans have theme songs too.
The real trouble for the Republicans,
though, is finding an artist who will allow
their songs to be associated with right-wing
politics.
In 1984, Bruce Springsteen, questioned
Ronald Reagan's validity as a fan when
Reagan started playing "Born In The USA" at
his rallies. The Boss later granted John Kerry
permission to play "No Surrender" at his ral-
lies. Kerry later surrendered.
George W. Bush had a similar run in with
a rock star. Hometown hero Tom.Petty told
Bush that he would sue if the presidential
candidate did not stop playing "I Won't Back


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rallies.
Bush went on
to choose songs by
Billy Ray Cyrus and
Brooks & Dunn before
reaping destruction upon the world.
Overall, campaign songs do little to affect
the outcome of a given race. At rallies and on
TV, they give us something vapid and vaguely
inspirational to listen to before the politicians
show up and take over that duty. It's a brand
name, a rallying cry and enough to make you
bring earplugs with you on your way to vote.


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Every Unit is an End Unit
Mon-Fri 9-6, Sat 10-3
701 SW 62nd Blvd 866-747-8443
www.spyglassapts.com
4-23-08-72-2

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

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

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 HUGE BR's, alarm, patio,
d/w, tennis, pool
Call Today 352-376-4002 or
pinetreegardens.com
4-23-72-2

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


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**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

LUXURY 2/2 STEPS TO UFI
LEASING FOR FALL 2008
Private baths, W/D, monitored alarm
From under $650 per person! Pets OK
371-7777 Collegeparkuf.com
4-23-08-72-2







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

30 + Properties Available!
www.BosshardtPM.com
352-371-2118 4-23-72-2

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

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 3-7-44-2

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


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

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


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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


*SUN ISLAND APT*
O*Walk or Bike to Campus**
1-1 from $560/mo*02-1 from $660/mo
www.sunisland.infooe0376-6720
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

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

***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
"1BR ONLY $529"
"2BR ONLY $669"
2 Pools*Pond*Laundry
Alarms Avail*Small pets ok
Move-in Today*375-1519 4-23-60-2

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

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

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


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

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


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


For Rent
unfurnished

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
2-12-08-5-2

SW GAINESVILLE
2 bed/1 baths Avail.Nowl
$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!
Union Properties 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

CALLING ALL GATORS!
Walk to campus from our many
Properties close to UF.
1,2,3 & 4 bedrooms for FALL.
Union Properties 352-373-7578
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

AVAILAUG 1st - 5BR/2BA nice house. Large
yard, country setting close to town, fireplace,
wood floors, wash/dry, dishwasher, game
room, 1803 SW 43 Ave $1600/mo pets ok
339-2342 for directions. 2-14-08-10-2

�>>>>>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


2br 2ba 1 car gar Home on 1 acre. Millhopper
$1000 or u do lawn $875. lbr 1 ba each a
3-18- garden apt SW $540 Pets ok both locations
mature only. 352-377-2150 Please leave us a
msg. 2-19-10-2


Moving/living off campus? Use UFL?s im-
proved off-campus housing service. Go to
www.offcampushousing.dso.ufl.edu - to find
housing, roommates, and more. 4-23-48-2


For Rent
unfurnished

NO LEASE REQUIRED!
1/1 in 2/2 $400/mo inet. Great amenities.
Located at Sparrow off Tower Rd. Avail Feb
15. 352-283-0240 2-12-08-18-2

STUDIO FOR RENT.
$575 month, $600 security. UTILITIES
included. 2490 SW 14th Drive Apt 20. 386-
527-6923 2-13-08-5-2


j Subleases


DON'T WAIT

TO PLACE

YOUR

SUBLEASE AD
Last spring semester
paper published on
April 23rd.

CALL TODAY!!!
or
PLACE YOUR AD AT
WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG!

Apartments Sublet & Roommates
Browse FREE!
www.SUBLET.com
1-877-FOR-RENT/201-845-7300
8-13-149-3

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-
30-3

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

Summer Sublease Apt. $375 per room.
2bd/1bath, laundry room, pets allowed.
Right on 5thAve 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

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 352g62-5740
2-11-5-3

Beautiful 2BR/1.5BA huge 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

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


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O- Subleases


Summer sublease behind Norman Garage,
2 min walk to campus, lots of parking, 3
fun roommates, large room, access to
Cournfards pool, price negotiable, contact
(561) 248-8307 or mccredie@ufl.edu 2-
8-3-3

SICK of your roommate? $610/mo. SUBLEASE
or RENT 1BR/1Bath apt, very clean & quiet.
2-min walk to Shands, VA, Vet School. Ready
4/1. Call Shirley at Country Gardens 352-
373-4500 2-15-8-3


JI Roommates


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

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

Female roommate, own bed/bath, furnished,
Windsor Park, close to UF on bus stop, pool,
hot tub, tennis, gym, $495, 1/3 utilities; avail
now. Katie 407-361-1154 2-13-25-4

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

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

Avail Immediately. Perfect for Grad/Med/
Intl students. Large room wlpvt bath in
larg, quiet home 5 min to UF. $550/mo +
utils. W/D, CHIAC: Newly decorated. Call
352-284-0979 Short term available. 2-19-
08-20-4

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

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

1BR/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

Great Deal, Poolside Condo, 1 Female stu-
dent needed to share 4BR/4BA Condo. W/D,
Cable/ll-net,close to UF/SFCC. Bus rte 35&9.
$435/mo Furn, $410 w/o. Utilw/cap. Jan-July,
386-676-9703 or email nukkenl@aol.com.
2-7-08-10-4

AVAIi4OW. 1 BR/BA in 2 BR/BA quiet large
condo, nicely furnished, except BR, w/female
UF grad student, bus route, pool. $420 + 1/2
util. 207-338-1808 sandytalbot@msn.com
2-8-10-4

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

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


alI Roommates


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 22 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 util. 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

1 bed/bath in a 3/2 house. Mins. from cam-
pus. Only have 11 other roommate! Only $300/
month + 1/2 utilities. Avail now.Prefer Female
Grad Student or older. Call April at 352-514-
1441. 3331 NW 30th PL 2-12-08-5-4

****5 BLOCKS FROM UF****
Large unfurnished room available now.
Carpet, A/C, heat, ceiling fan, W/D. No pets.
Perfect for student. $375/mo incl utils. 222-
8910 or 371-6749 2-12-08-5-4

Male seeking same to share, 2BR/1BA, du-
plex, near UF busline, Immediate occupancy.
$275/mo + utils. 352-283-9086. 2-12-08-5-4

NS Female to share 2/2 in Treehouse Village
condos on bus line. 2 pools and fitness cen-
ter. Newly remodeled and furnished (except
bedroom). WD. Available now. $400 per
month + 1/2 util. Prefer short term rental.
321-266-7069 or 321-213-5059. 2-19-08-
10-4

Female grad/professional for
furnished 3/1 vintage home.
Downtown, bike to UF.
$495 inc. utils, cable, phone,
housekeeping. Kayla 328-7474. 2-13-08-
5-4


1BR in 3BR/2BA home
in NW. Quiet student or professional. $500/
mo + 1/2 utils. Call 443-845-4294 2-20-
08-10-4



Real Estate '


Sell your house, condo, acreage, mobile
home and much more in the ALLIGATOR
CLASSIFIEDS! Reach thousands of pos-
sible buyers! Mastercard and Visa accepted
over the phone, by fax, email or CHECK
OUT PLACING YOUR AD ONLINE AT
www.alligator.org. or please call 373-Find


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


Real Estate









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

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



ALEXANDIA
KUANTWOOD CONDOMIN I U M

80% SOLD OUT!
BRAND NEW CONSTRUCTION
CLOSE TO UF AND HANDS
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

BUYERS BEWARE!!
MORTGAGE RATES HAVE DROPPED!
loansincwholesale.com George Reno,
Licensed Mortgage Broker. 352-374-2877
2-7-08-1-5


*|1 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 833-7516
4-23-72-6


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

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

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

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

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

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

BED- QUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mat-
tress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand
new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver.
$120 352-377-9846.4-23-72-6

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


Computers

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


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


Computers


IMAC 20" BRAND NEW COMPUTER -
STILL IN BOX. 2.4GHz, Intel core 2 Duo,
1GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM-1x1GB, 500
GB SerialATA Drive, Asking $2000. Call 352-
481-9378 or 352-481-2400. 2-7-08-5-7




a ll 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


[II 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 EQUIPMENTAUCTIONS
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

MEGA GARAGE SALE
Saturday, Feb 9th, from 8am to noon. 3035
NE 21st Way - 1 block off Waldo Rd & NE
31stAve. 2-8-08-2-10


l Motorcycles, Mopeds


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

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


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

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

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

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

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


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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

2005 KAWASAKI NINJA 250.
2600 miles, LOW MILESI After stock add-
ons. Garage kept. Includes jacket, helmet,
UF Decal and other extras. Great price!
mvano@ufl.edu or 352-262-2005. 2-13-
5-11


1 uAutos


*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 Buy*SellSTrade
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.Lus
4-23-08-72-12


Autos


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

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

CARS FROM $291MO!
Hondas * Chevys * Jeeps and more!
$0 Down, 36 Months @ 8.5% apr.
For listings call 800-366-9813 ext 9765
4-23-72-12

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

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

* Sun City Auto Sales
* 2000 discount off finance price
* No credit check.
* All vehicles "0" down
S352-338-1999 4-23-08-58-12

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

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


Autos


1997 MUSTANG COBRA
Leather interior, 5 SPD manual, 4.6L V8,
cobra rims, CD, cold AC, ABS, 100k mi,
very clean, Cruise control, Mack 460, head
turner! MANY EXTRASI!! 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


0 Sunrise Auto Sales
* Buy here/Pay here
0 More than 300 vehicles in stock
* 30 days warranty any finance
0 352-375-9090 4-23-57-12


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

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

0 Sunrise Auto Sales
0 04 Honda Element, EX, $11,999
0 03 Honda Civic LX, 56k, $9999
S02 Honda Odyssey, $9999
� 352-375-9090 4-23-57-12

0 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


GMC 1998 Jimmy SUV ?2-DR 4-wheel drive.
117,000 mi.Great cond. Sporty Look. Tinted
Windows. Grey Interiors. Alpine CD player.
Exc Sound System.Well maintained & clean.
Clear Title. Asking $4,800 352-260-7080
2-7-08-2-12


i 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.


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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 funi And you will make a new friendly
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 call Denise Denton 393-8753 2-15-
08-10-13

******CANDLE PARTIESS*O*sOS
Do you love Candles, People and Parties?
To BOOK A PARTY OR START YOUR OWN
HOME BASED BUSINESS as an indepen-
dent Gold Canyon Candle Demonstrator.
Make your own hours & earn up to 25% com-
mission on Sales. Contact Shari Lee at 352-
317-0890 or Sharin.Lee@goldcanyon.us.
2-13-5-13


I 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

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


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CNA CLASS: $250! learn @ your own
time & pace. All you need to be a CNA
& pass the state exam is on VCRr-lepe.
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-~-14

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

**GATOR MOVING**
P/T, FIT, flex hrs. Good pay, tips .i'
advancement. Apply 505 NW 53rd Ave B/T
Maiin NW 13 St. Bring friend to work with.
4-23-08-72-14








18, ALLIGATOR S THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2008


l Help Wanted


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
$50O A Day Part Time, visit
www YouBenefitNow.com 8-15-07-5-14

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

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

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

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

Bonuses, Benefits & Upward Mobility:
FT & PT openings for outgoing,
customer friendly sales/leasing agents
w/ strong sales/closing skills. Fax/email
resume, cover letter & avail 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
2-12-08-20-14

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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 ques-
tions. 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

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


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


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

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 Pd. Weekly.
Set Sched: M-F 6-10pm. Leave Message @
352-377-2573 2-14-08-10-14

IT Associate

ALESYS is in need of IT personnel to
maintain our web apps and server. FT,
PT, and Internships available. Must have
experience with Microsoft Windows envi-
ronment, JavaScript, Dreamweaver, Flash,
and Microsoft Office. Knowledge of SQL,
MySQL, XML, ASP, PHP, Fireworks, and
Microsoft Small Business Server help-
ful. Non-smokers only email resume to
hr@alesys.com. 2-8-08-5-14


DELIVERY DRIVERS
Needed for flower shop for Valentines. Must
have own car. Apply in person 635 NW 13th
St. 2-12-7-14

Handyman Needed: are you good at fixing
things and doing odd jobs? Professional
office seeks dependable student with trans-
portation who can help with repairs and light
maintenance. Flexible hours. 10 hours per
week max. Apply at wwwmedianerds.com
2-12-08-7-14

Like $$? Like Baseball & Softball? Earn
money umpiring Babe Ruth baseball and
softball games. Umpires needed for the City
of Gainesville baseball and softball leagues.
Babe Ruth Umpire clinic Feb 17 at the
Yerkes Center (beside the library) in Waldo.
For more info call Denise Denton 393-8753
2-15-08-10-14


i Services


$10-12/hour
Mortgage lender has immediate openings
for college students for telephone sales posi-
tions. No exp required. Flex hours. Apply in
person between 5 & 8 pm, Mo-Fr 1900 SW
34th St. Ste 206 (2nd fir above credit union)
2-15-10-14

Online brand Protection Company acquired
by large corporation & is now experiencing
rapid growth. Positions available - great
benefits. Chase.Riggins@NetEnforcers.com
2-11-08-5-14

TGR INVESTMENTS is currently looking for
location scouts. This job requires out of state
travel. Pay starts @ $450/wk. No exp neces-
sary, must have valid drivers license. Apply in
person M-F, 10-5, 1031 NW 6th St, Ste A-3,
Gville. 2-18-08-10-14

Sales selling cutting edge products.
Great commission & benefits package.
Join us making up to $1000 day
Even partime
702-250-4956 to schedule a interview
2-13-7-14

VALENTINES DAY DELIVERY DRIVERS
with vans/S.U.V.s or large cars for Thurs, Feb
14th. Floral Expressions Florist. We have
over 1000 orders. Top $$$. Call Brett @ 375-
1234 2-11-08-5-14


Barbers & Stylists
At 1115 W. University Ave. 352-380-0304
2-11-5-14

Use Facebook to make money for Spring
Break - help us promote the #1 St. Patrick's
Day website. www.stpatricksdaycash.com
or email us at facebook@stpattys.com 2-
15-8-14

The Babies' Room and Weecycle need
you! Retail sales, customer service, have
fun. Must be great with kids. Flex Schedule
some weekends. Please call 378-8898 2-
12-08-5-14

THE RED ONION
NEIGHBORHOOD GRILL Now hiring moti-
vated, exp line cooks. Please apply in per-
son, located in Uptown Village at Townsend,
NW 39 Ave, 3885 NW 24 Blvd. 2-12-5-14

ATTENTION SCIENCE MAJORS!
Kaplan Test Prep & Admissions is currently
hiring Science Teachers & Tutors. Kaplan
offers flexible schedules, competitive pay,
extensive training and a benefits package for
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National Signing Day starts rocky, ends well for UF


N1 FLOIMA GATORS 1<-
Jeremiah Stanley/ Alligator
UF football coach Urban Meyer speaks at a press conference on Wednesday about his 2008
recruiting class.


By MIKE MCCALL
Alligator Staff Writer
mmccall@alligator.org

The UF football coaches headed into
National Signing Day expecting a rela-
tively calm morning of collecting faxes,
but it didn't take long for a few kinks to
slow the celebration.
Two verbal commits who were sup-
posed to send their letters of intent to
Gainesville instead directed them else-
where, as Melbourne Palm Bay High
linebacker Ramon Buchanan chose
Miami, and Lakeland Lake Gibson
High guard Ricky Barnum signed with
Michigan. Both players had committed
to UF in January.
"To see coaches fire cell phones across
the office when you lose a guy - every
coach is a competitor, but he also under-
stands that you can't win every game you
play," Meyer said. "It's disappointing,
but it happens."
Then Buford (Ga.) High defensive
tackle Omar Hunter - who was sup-
posed to send his letter in at 7:30 a.m.
- kept Meyer on pins and needles as his
signature didn't roll through the printer
until around 11.
"Those were three tough hours,"


Meyer said.
Then, things took a turn for the bet-
-ter, as the holes left by Buchanan and
Barnum were plugged by Lakeland
Kathleen High receiver T.J. Lawrence and
Edwardsville (Il.) High offensive tackle
David Young.
"Those were three long hours."
Urban Meyer
UF football coach on waiting for Omar
Hunter's letter of intent

Lawrence, a three-star prospect rated
the No. 55 wide receiver by Scout.com,
chose the Gators two weeks ago but
kept it quiet until an announcement on
ESPNU on Wednesday afternoon.
"He always wanted to go to Florida,
but he didn't know how he would fit in
with all those great athletes," Kathleen
head coach Irving Strickland said. "The
coaches really built up his confidence by
telling him he's a great athlete and not to
sell himself short."
Lawrence starred at receiver, defensive
back and returned kicks at Kathleen, and
he also plays baseball and basketball.
"He's a hard person to get to open up,

SEE RECRUIT, PAGE 22


FOOTBALL RECRUITING

State teams rebound


- By NICK ZACCARDI
Alligator Staff Writer
nzaccardi@alligator.org

In-state powers might not dominate
on the field anymore, but apparently
that doesn't matter much to blue-chip
prospects.
UF, Florida State and Miami boast-
ed top-10 classes as the 2008 recruiting
season climaxed with National Signing
Day on Wednesday.
It's a welcome change from last year,
when the three teams were humbled to
various degrees.
They combined for 17 losses.
FSU suffered a major academic
cheating scandal before the Music City
Bowl, which it lost.
Miami didn't even make a bowl.
The Gators had it a little better, but
even celebrated coach Urban Meyer
was placed under a microscope in
January thanks to a recruiting contro-
versy.
The negatives can be forgotten
for the time being, as all three teams
experienced simultaneous success
as the letters of intent poured in on
Wednesday.


UF (No. 11 on Scout.com,
No. 3 on Rivals.com, No. 3 on
ESPN.com)
The Gators had almost everything
to lose and very little to gain, so a quiet
signing day didn't come as much of a
surprise.
Though UF added coveted wide
receiver T.J. Lawrence, it also let two
prior verbal commits get away.
Linebacker Ramon Buchanan and
offensive lineman Ricky Barnum, who
gave their word to
UF in January, did
not sign letters of
intent to come to
Gainesville.
Barnum switched
for Michigan, and
Buchanan chose
Miami.
Buchanan Ma.
Losing a commit-
ment at a needed position to an in-state
school is especially tough for Gators
fans to swallow.
Forgetting what happened on sign-
ing day, UF put together a solid class.
Safety Will Hill, kicker Caleb Sturgis
and defensive tackle Omar Hunter
SEE STATE, PAGE 22


Recruiting class addresses defense


t's time for the UF defense to get on the
defensive.
With the unveiling of the Gators'
latest recruiting class Wednesday, Urban
Meyer sent a clear message to the defensive
unit: no job is safe.
Out of the 22 scholarships UF handed
out, they listed 12 as defensive players and
eight as offensive players to go along with
kicker Caleb Sturgis and defensive tackle
Byran Jones, who is expected to get a look
on both the offensive and defensive lines.
That breakdown likely would have
been 13 to seven in favor of defense had
linebacker Ramon Buchanan not made a
last-minute switch, signing with Miami
instead of UF, leaving the Gators to pick up
offensive lineman David Young to round
out the class.
The split is magnified by the fact that
the Gators also stockpiled defensive play-
ers last year, issuing 15 scholarships as
opposed to just 10 on offensive players and
had an even split in 2006.
It appears the coaches may feel that in-
experience isn't the only problem for a unit
that struggled miserably last, season and


Bryan Jones
Bryan Out Loud
bjones@alligator.org


that an off-season
and another dose
of spring practice
won't be the quick
fixes UF needs.
Given Meyer's
propensity for
playing freshman, I
wouldn't feel com-
fortable right now if


I were a starter on defense.
Last year, true freshmen Joe Haden and
Major Wright started at cornerback and free
safety, respectively, for most of the season,
while several other rookies saw legitimate
playing time.
Don't be surprised to see that trend con-
tinue next season.
And with the strength of this recruit-
ing class being in the defensive backfield,
Haden and Wright could find themselves
in position battles again this off-season.
Next year could be UF's best oppor-
tunity in the foreseeable future to win a
championship, but that can't happen if the
SEE BRYAN, PAGE 22


N UF co-defensive coordinator
Greg Mattison is considering a job
offer from the NFL's Baltimore Ra-
vens. Coach Urban Meyer told the
Aligator in a text message that he
would know more on Friday.


Men's basketball
(2) Duke 89
(3) North Carolina 78

Florida St. 62
Miami 55


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Today's question: Which new member of the UF football team will have the biggest


impact next season?
* Emmanuel Moody (RB) * Omar Hunter (DT) * Carl Moore (WR)
Tuesday's question: Should the UF men's basketball team have Ye
been dropped from the AP top 25 following its loss to'Arkansas? Nc


*Will Hill (S)
Percent (Votes)
75% (45)
25% (15)
60 TOTAL VOTES


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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2008 E ALLIGATOQA21


Signing Day
2 2 O UF hauled in 22 prospects for the class of
2 0 0 8 2008, including two junior college transfers.
Ratings and photos Eight of the signees are already on campus
and enrolled in classes, and they will
from Scout.com. participate in spring practices beginning on
March 19.


^I Bethlehem (Pa.) Liberty High
6 feet 3; 223 pounds
' c No. 6 strongside linebacker
*I . Enrolled at UF
.- --- Beal has the physical tools and
Brendal competitiveness needed to compete for
Beal playing time in UF's solid inebacking
LBr corps.


Coffeyville (Kan.) Community College
6 feet; 285 pounds
Junior college transfer
Enrolled at UF
The junior college All-American adds
another big, athletic body to the Gators'
already talented defensive line.


24
Frankie'
Hammond,
Jr. WR
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Hallandale High
6 feet; 170 pounds
No. 60 receiver
Hammond ran track in high school, and his
speed is his greatest asset as a wideout.
That should fit m nicely with UF's offense d
he can refine his body and skills.


Buford (Ga.) High
6 feet; 322 pounds
No. 2 defensive tackle
, Hunter is the centerpiece of the class, and
Meyer believes he will make an immediate
impact. He loins a talented young group of
defensive linemen m Gamesville.


Lakeland Kathleen High
6 feet; 185 pounds
No. 55 wide receiver
Lawrence starred on both sides of the ball
at Kathleen, and he also plays basketball
and baseball. His well-rounded athleticism
makes him tough to contain.


Gainesville High
6 feet 5; 250 pounds
No. 28 defensive end
Enrolled at UF
The lanky end could be a valuable pass rusher
if he can fill out a bit. Meyer compared him
to current UF Ireshman Carlos Dunlap lor his
freakish combination of size and athleticism


Louisville (Ky.) Trinity High
S 6 feet 4; 275 pounds
No. 63 defensive end
Robey could end up playing anywhere on
the UF ine, although the early indication is
S that he will train as a center.
Robey
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A Orlando Boone High
5 feet 10; 163 pounds
No. 25 cornerback
Enrolled at UF
Broil n has the speed and quickness to srav'
jeremy tih tasr 3 lideouts and his extra time on
Brown campus will gn e him a chance to get bigger
CB before the season starts

Auburn (Ala.) High

No. 5 safety
0.r A Finley shunned hometown Auburn for the
Dee Gators, and his combination of size and
Finle speed make him a dangerous prospect at
SF either safety spot.
. . . . . . __.


SWill
Hill
S


Jersey City (N J.) St. Peter's Preparatory
School
6 feet 2; 203 pounds
No 1 safety
Hill will have a shot at getting into the
starting lineup this season and could
develop into a Reggie Nelson-like player.


- Pahokee High
5 feet 10; 177 pounds
No. 12 cornerback
Enrolled at UF
a With his quickness, instincts and
Jenkins participation in spring practice Jenkims
nC will be in a position to get on the held this
season

Dunnellon High
6 feet 2; 205 pounds
No. 11 weakside linebacker
McCray could bulk up and move to an
S inside or strongside position or improve his
Mcray pass coverage and follow in the footsteps
LBC of UF linebacker A.J. Jones.


SSeffner Armwood High
6 feet 6; 260 pounds
No. 4 offensive tackle
Enrolled at UF
9k Mai.. Patchan spurned his family ties with Miami
Pachan to become a Gator, and it shouldn't be long
ratcans on the field.
Oca before he's on the field.


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Sturgis
K


St. Augustine High
5 feet 10; 182 pounds
No. 2 kicker
Enrolled at UF
Sturgis' arrival could usher in a new era
of kicking in Gainesville, where fans won't
have to hold their breath on each attempt.


raI DeSoto (Texas) High
5 feet 10; 183 pounds
No. 23 cornerback
S Bushell transferred to DeSoto after three
Adrial years at Miami Pace High. He's another
Bushell player that will be thrust into the mix at
CB defensive back.


Groveland South Lake High
5 feet 8; 176 pounds
i ' No. 36 running back
Demps is similar to current Gator Chris
Raminey. He is a shifty runner with
dangerous speed who can hit full speed in
Demps the blink of an eye.
ATH

Hoover (Ala.) Spain Park High
S6 feet 4; 215 pounds
No. 7 strongside linebacker
b Green starred at linebacker for Spain
SPark but will move to defensive end for
ilim UF where his speed will give him a big
Green advantage.
DE
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" iCorsicana (Texas) High
6 feet 1; 205 pounds
' No. 48 receiver
With the receiving talent already present
at UF it 'II be tough for Hines to get much
0mariu s {I any) playing time this season
Hines
WR

Jacksonville Forrest High
6 feet 3; 305 pounds
No. 47 guard
Meyer promised Jones a scholarship if he
could lose weight, and he did. If he's as
By iran dedicated while m Gamesville, he could be
Jones immovable on both sides of the ball.
OL/DL

Sierra (Calif.) Community College
6 feet 3; 220 pounds
Junior college transfer
Enrolled at UF
SMoore is the most exciting offensive prospect
of the class, and his big frame makes him a
Moore candidate to start right away He can provide
WR the big outside target the Gators are missing

Buford (Ga.) High
S6 feet; 236 pounds
No. 5 fullback
Pridemore could play either fullback or
linebacker for the Gators and his knack for
Pridemore big hits should suit him well at either spot.
FB


Edwardsville (III.) High
6 feet 6; 290 pounds
No. 94 offensive tackle
Young was high on UF's board until knee
injuries hampered him in his senior year.
Once the Gators were sure he could
recover they brought him in.


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RECRUIT, from page 20

but the light switch goes on when
he puts on his cleats and helmet,"
Strickland said. "He's so humble
that you wouldn't believe he's the
same kid on the field. Once he puts
his pads on and ties his shoes, he's
a different kid. I really can't explain
it."


Young - a 6-foot-6 290-pounder
who will likely play offensive tackle
- also signed with UF after the
Gators were sure his recent injury
(broken kneecaps) would heal.
"He struggled his senior year,"
Meyer said. "Once [team physician
Pete Indelicato] gave us the 95 per-
cent or better that he was going to be
fine, we signed him."
The Gators brought in 22 players,
with two junior college transfers


who signed Dec. 19.
UF came away with Scout.com's
No. 11 class after finishing in the top
two in each of the last
two years. Because
the Gators addressed
- ?- nearly all areas of
Football need in the class,
Meyer isn't hung up
on the lower ranking.
"It's hard to say this isn't my fa-
vorite class if you look at the amount


of time and research spent on each
player," Meyer said.
The Gators signed four five-star
prospects, eight four-stars and nine
three-stars according to Scout.com,
including several players Meyer be-
lieves can make an early impact.
Defensive linemen William
Green, Hoover (Ala.) Spain Park
High, and Hunter both drew heavy
praise from the coach, who com-
pared Green to former UF and cur-


rent Denver Broncos defensive end
Jarvis Moss.
But he made it no secret whom
he thought could have the biggest
influence on next season's squad.
"Omar Hunter is the guy," he
said. "We had to have him, we got
him, and like I told [athletics director
Jeremy Foley] and everybody else, if
we get that one I'm going home. I
didn't go home, but we got him so
that's good."


UF, Miami and FSU classes could lead to on-field success


STATE, from page 20


could start right away.
Other stars include wide receiver Carl
Moore, linebacker Brendan Beal and of-
fensive tackle Matt Patchan. These names
will resurface in a year or two as they
work up the depth chart.
UF now has three straight years of elite
classes under Meyer, but this one checks
in as a little less impressive than the first
two.
Grade: B+
FLORIDA STATE (No. 5 on
Scout.com, No. 7 on Rivals.com,
No. 12 on ESPN.com)
FSU gave up 80 points to Southeastern
Conference teams in its last two games.
The Seminoles hope a class bubbling
with defensive stars can make losses like
the ones to UF and Kentucky rare occur-
rences.
Five-star junior college defensive
end Markus White is the gem of Bobby
Bowden's haul.
He could start opposite Everette


Brown and help shore up a position that
used to be fearsome.
Remember Peter Boulware, Reinard
Wilson and Andre Wadsworth?
FSU didn't need that much help at
linebacker, but they got it anyway.
Nigel Bradham and
Vincent Williams will
compete to replace
Geno Hayes.
The Seminoles
solved their quarter-
back succession situa-
tion back in June, when
Harris they received a com-
mitment from highly
rated pro-style thrower E.J. Manuel.
Like UF, signing day was not kind to
FSU.
The Seminoles' top-ranked target,
Tallahassee Lincoln High cornerback T.J.
Bryant, decided he wanted to be as far
away from his hometown as possible.
Bryant signed with Southern
California.
Still, given FSU's recent on-field trou-
bles, it can't gripe about this class.
Grade: B+


MIAMI (No. 3 on Scout.com,
No. 4 on Rivals.com, No. 1 on
ESPN.com)
The Hurricanes still own South Florida,
and that seems to be good enough.
Miami cracked the top ten in team
rankings for the first time since 2005 on
Rivals and 2004 on Scout.
'Canes fans finally have something to
shout in the faces of the Gators faithful,
as they stole away Melbourne linebacker
Ramon Buchanan at the last minute.
Another defensive standout, five-star
corerback Brandon Harris, chose Miami
on signing day. That helped shoot the
school up ranking lists and ahead of UF
on two of three Web sites.
Of their 33 signees, 22 came from the
southern half of the state.
Randy Shannon's strategy is crystal
clear - recruit the heck out of South
SFlorida and hope its enough. Only one top
recruit came from outside 'Canes country:
Kansas linebacker Arthur Brown.
Still, you have to think Miami won't be
going 5-7 a few years from now if classes
like this keep rolling in.
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FOOTBALL RECRUITING


Gators sign local prospect


Dotson takes new role


By RYAN LEVICK
Alligator Writer

Earl Okine is living the dream.
The Gainesville High defensive end signed
a letter of intent Wednesday to become what he
has always dreamed - a football player for the
Gators.
As family and friends cheered around him,
Okine got the chance to put it in writing, ending
his high school football career and beginning
his collegiate one.
As the National Signing Day ceremony went
on, Okine's excitement to play for UF became
more and more obvious.
Every time the Gators were mentioned,
Okine would pause, take a breath and smile.
The four-star prospect hopes to join a group
of Gainesville natives, including UF wide re-
ceiver Cornelius Ingram, that not only have
played for the Gators but also have excelled.
Okine was the first member of UF's 2008
recruiting class, committing to the Gators on
April 19, 2007.
He already has sent in his official paperwork
and enrolled at UF this semester, as many early
commits do.


Gainesville High coach Eddy Moore thinks
Okine can definitely join those other Gainesville
greats, adding that he acts more as a specialist
in his position rather than an example of pure
athleticism.
"He's meant to play defensive end," Moore
said.
Okine has the advantage of being the only
true high school defensive
Send in the Gators' recruiting
class this year, but he will face
Competition from Hoover
(Ala.) Spain Park High
linebacker William Green,
who will most likely switch
over to play defensive end,
Okine and sophomore Jermaine
Cunningham.
When he met Okine - at that time an unusu-
ally large freshman - Moore knew that he was
going to grow to be an elite player.
"He's like a Rottweiler puppy," Moore said.
"At first he's clumsy, but you always know that
inside him is this potential to be something
special."

SEE OKINE, PAGE 24


By PHIL KEGLER
Alligator Staff Writer
pkegler@alligator.org

Monday - 10 points and
eight rebounds against Stetson.
Fractured tooth.
Tuesday - Trip to the dentist
for crown and root canal.
Wednesday -18 points and six
rebounds at Jacksonville.
Such is a week in the life of
5-foot-11 Marshae Dotson as she
matches up against her post oppo-
nents, many of whom stand over
6 feet tall.
That stretch, which took place
in November, came just two weeks
after she fractured her nose against
Xavier in the season opener.
So it's little wonder that UF
coach Amanda Butler has come
to expect such toughness from
Dotson, the team's leading scorer


and rebounder, who will lead the
Gators (14-8, 3-4 Southeastern
Conference) against Auburn (15-6,
3-3 SEC) at home Thursday.
"You're not successful as an un-
dersized post player if you think
you're going to be a finesse play-
er," Butler said.
"That doesn't
happen. Those
Women's two things - it
Basketball just doesn't work
out that way.
"You've got to
be just a little bulldog in there and
seek contact. Show that toughness
and expect the contact, and even
on some instances seek the con-
tact."
This one could be extra special,
though - Dotson needs 14 points
to reach 1,000 for her career. It

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Meyer emphasizes importance of winning Gainesville recruiting battle


OKINE, from page 23


James Okine, Earl's father, nev-
er thought his son would grow to
be 6 feet 5 inches and 250 pounds,
let alone play American football at
a major university.
Before Earl was born, James


Okine came to America from
Ghana to get an education. He now
works as a pharmacist for Shands
at UF, where Earl was born.
While extremely proud of his
son, Okine hopes that Earl will
continue on a path of excellence
not only on the football field but
also in the classroom.


"Our family philosophy is
education," James
,SsS i, Okine said. "Now
: it looks like he can
be the best football
Football player as well as
the best educated
person."
Earl Okine said that he re-


ally enjoyed how UF coach Urban
Meyer got to know his family well,
something coaches from other
schools did not do.
For Meyer, it's important to
start recruiting local talent early.
"You better take care of home
before you go anywhere else,"
Meyer said. "That's a sign of a


problem if a guy from your back
door goes somewhere else."
It seemed, however, that
Okine's mind was made up before
the recruiting process even began.
"It's always been my dream to
play for UF," Okine said. "I never
really wanted to go anywhere
else."


Chance to surpass 1,000-point plateau isn't major priority for Gators forward


WHOOPS, from page 23

hasn't really sunk in for the junior forward.
"That's probably one thing that's not on
my mind right now," she said. "From my
understanding, it's pretty big. It's nothing
really to me other than, 'Hey, I hit 1,000
points.'"
Dotson has set the standard for consisten-
cy, netting eight double-doubles this season
and being the leading scorer in eight games
and the leading rebounder in 16 games.
"It's incredible. It really is," Butler said.
"The fact that she consistently shows up and
puts up double-doubles regardless of who


we're playing is amazing, but then you look
at her performance (Sunday) against an LSU
team with probably the best post player.
... It speaks volumes about not just how
talented Marshae is, but just how badly she
wants to win."
Along the way, Dotson manages to spin
around her taller foes en route to mak-
ing some unbelievable up-and-under post
moves. Against LSU, she drove, had her shot
blocked, then spun and laid the ball in as the
shot clock expired. As she ran back up court
she gave Butler a high-five - and nearly
dislocated her shoulder, as Butler would
later say with a laugh.
"Every game there's at least one of those


plays where you're sitting there as a coach
thinking, 'OK, this is a train wreck about
to happen right here. There's nothing good
that can come out of this
play,"' Butler said. "Then
all of a sudden Marshae
just does something in-
credible that you don't
see happen in most games.
She gets me fired up. I'm
inspired when I see plays
Dotson like that.
"I may think twice about sticking my
hand out there the next time when she's
coming at me full speed, but it was a huge
play. Definitely highlight reel."


Butler knew before this season started
that Dotson would play a big role in the of-
fense. Now Butler can see Dotson realizing
her importance to the team.
"She's embracing the fact that if we're
going to be great and if we're going to con-
tinue to do things that people don't expect
us to do, she is going to have to, in terms
of points and rebounds, lead that charge,"
Butler said. "She's meeting that challenge so
consistently. In my mind - and again, I've
not seen every post player at her size in the
country - but it's hard for me to imagine
there's anybody as an undersized player in
the paint that's playing better than Marshae
Dotson."


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