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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2008
Machen describes gloomy budget outlook
By CHAD SMITH
Alligator Staff Writer
UF President Bernie Machen continued
to paint a bleak picture of the university's
finances Thursday, telling a Faculty Senate
committee that tuition is too low and funding
for research has fallen off.
And, oh yeah, he has to cut $16 million
'from the university's budget by July.
"The only good news I can tell you is fund-
raising continues at record levels," Machen
told members of the Faculty Senate Steering
Committee, citing December as UF's biggest
month for donations ever.
But that was just about the only good
With the looming cuts, he was asked how
they would affect the fall's freshman class.
They wouldn't, he said.
The roughly 28,000
students who applied to
UF will find out Feb. 15
whether they got in, and
about 10,000 will be accept-
ed. About 6,600 of those
are estimated to enroll in
Machen But Machen said that
number might not sit well
with the Florida Board of Governors, which
oversees the state's 11 public universities.
UF administrators received an e-mail
Wednesday from the board asking them to
trim the incoming class, he said.
"This is ridiculous," Machen said of the
request to cut the class size so dose to the date
when acceptance letters are sent.
In a telephone interview Thursday eve-
ning, Board of Governors spokesman Bill
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Former SFCC student dies after Mardi Gras celebration
By WILL AFFORD
A 21-year-old former Santa Fe
Community College student was
found dead Wednesday afternoon
after celebrating Mardi Gras with
her friends, according to the Alachua
County Sheriff's Office.
Lindsey Danielle Bragg, who
studied elementary education at
SFCC in the fall, was found unre-
sponsive by her boyfriend, Sheriff's
Office spokesman Sgt. Keith Faulk
Faulk said Bragg, who is origi-
nally from Altamonte Springs, went
out Tuesday night with her friends
to celebrate Mardi Gras.
Bragg and her
Local friends went to sev-
News eral bars downtown
where she was seen
drinking alcohol and may have also
ingested prescription and illegal
drugs, witnesses told officers. Bragg
then went to a friend's house where
she said she was feeling dizzy and
wanted to lie down.
Faulk said Bragg's boy-
friend woke up around noon on
Wednesday and heard Bragg snor-
When he found her unrespon-
sive around 2:30 p.m., he began per-
forming CPR on her, and someone
An autopsy and toxicology re-
port will be conducted to determine
the cause of death, Faulk said.
N UF men's bas-
ketball coach Billy
Donovan hopes his
team will rebound
from two straight
losses when it
faces Georgia. The
Gators have been
plagued by incon-
sistency all season.
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Sports Business and Law
Reitz Union Auditorium, 9
a.m. to 5 p.m., today
This symposium to educate
students on the business of
sports will feature two key-
note speakers and four panels
involving various coaches,
players, agents and execu-
tives. It will be open to the
Salsa Caliente Performance
Reitz Union Colonnade, 12
p.m. to 2:30 p.m., today
Salsa Caliente will host this
event to raise students' aware-
ness of different variations
of latin dances, including
salsa, merengue, bachata and
chachacha. There will be a
performance and free lessons.
Sleepout for the Homeless
Turlington Plaza, 8 p.m. to 2
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity
Inc. will host a sleepout
to raise awareness about
Gainesville's homeless. It will
also collect canned goods and
clothing for the St. Francis
House of Gainesville.
Dog and Car Wash-a-thon
College of Veterinary
Medicine, Small Animal
Hospital, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.,
UF's Class of 2001 will be
holding a dog and car wash-
a-thon. Prices will be $6 for a
dog or car wash, and $10 for
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Report: Rise of toy-like guns posing threat to police
By WILL AFFORD
Hello Kitty stickers are part of
the latest danger to police officers
Automatic weapons painted
pink and covered in Hello Kitty
and flower stickers are an ex-
ample of a growing threat - real
guns painted to look like toys,
according to a notice recently
circulated among officers at the
Gainesville Police Department.
The sole purpose of these guns
is to fool the observer, said Lt.
Rob Koehler of GPD's Tactical
"If you saw this, your initial
impulse would be, 'This is a toy,"'
Koehler said these types of
guns are especially dangerous to
police because they can prevent
officers from taking appropriate
action, such as using force or
That moment when an of-
ficer first sees someone with a
Photo Courtesy of the Galnesvllle Police Department
Police believe that guns like this one, purposely designed to look like a toy, pose a serious threat to law
gun could mean everything in carrier," he said. "That moment tomized with camouflage print
terms of how he or she responds, the person sees it could mean for quite some time, hot pink and
Koehler said. everything." neon green paint jobs are relative-
"It gives the advantage to the Although guns have been cus- ly new, according to the release.
Bill could give students textbook-buying alternative
Rep., online bookstore team up
By LIA GANOSELLIS
Students could soon have an alternative
to buying textbooks from university book-
stores if a nonprofit, online bookstore and a
state representative get their way.
Rep. Anitere Flores, R-Miami, is working
with XBooks, a Tallahassee-based, nonprofit
company, to pass Florida House Bill 603, or
the Florida Textbook Affordability Bill.
The bill was added to the Legislature's
agenda this year.
The bill would require state colleges and
universities to provide complete textbook
information to students, including the edi-
tions and ISBN numbers, no later than 30
days before the first day of classes.
Audie Rowell, president and co-founder
of XBooks, said if students don't receive
that information until the first day of class,
they have little time to find the best book
Instead, Rowell said they're forced to
buy overpriced books from bookstores that
only aim to make a profit.
XBooks is an online book-
Stte store that allows students to
News buy and sell books amongst
Rowell and his two part-
ners don't profit from the Web site, he said.
They only provide it.
Rowell, a 40-year-old returning student
at Florida State University, said he first real-
ized how overpriced textbooks were when
he sold back an $85 book and received only
$22 for it.
His experience pushed him to create
XBooks, which allows students to sell books
at whatever price they deem appropriate,
he said. Rowell said he didn't think stu-
dents would try to sell books at outrageous
"That's what competition is all about,"
he said. "Competition drops down prices."
XBooks also directs students to wholesalers
who will buy outdated editions of textbooks
that university bookstores won't take.
Rowell said he met Flores when he went
to the state Legislature's office to address
Flores had been working on a textbook
affordability bill since she was elected to the
Florida House of Representatives in 2005.
Her bill originally proposed exempting
textbooks from sales tax, but it didn't make
it onto the Legislature's agenda in 2006 or
Together, Flores and XBooks representa-
tives drafted a bill that would more specifi-
cally address the root of the problem.
Textbook prices have been drastically
increasing over the years, Flores said, which
discourages students from buying the nec-
essary materials for class because they can't
"That's something that's just quite
frankly unacceptable, and we're trying to
do something about it," she said.
Flores said textbook affordability has
never been addressed in Florida until now.
"It's not an issue that's at the top of
every voter's mind because it only affects
students," she said.
"But I think it's important for everyone
to have a voice."
She said the Legislature would decide on
the bill in late May.
"I feel pretty confident that we're going
to get something passed," Flores said.
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These guns are not only a
problem for officers, but for chil-
dren as well.
In the past, officers have mis-
judged toy guns for real ones with
tragic results, according to a news
release from the Brady Center to
Prevent Gun Violence.
The colorful guns are also
more easily mistaken for toys
by children, who may find their
parents' firearms, according to
"Can you imagine a child find-
ing a pastel blue or pink Glock,
fully loaded?" the release stated.
Guns can be painted profes-
sionally or with at-home kits
available on the Internet.
Although GPD officers have
not encountered a painted gun lo-
cally, the weapons are a growing
concern elsewhere in the country.
These "designer guns," as the
notice calls them, have become
such a problem that New York
City lawmakers are working on
passing legislation to ban guns
colored to look like toys.
4, ALLIGATOR U FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8,2008
Library reorganization plan criticized
* SOME FEEL THE PRO-
POSAL WAS HURRIED.
By CHAD SMITH
Alligator Staff Writer
After less than a year on
the job, UF Dean of University
Libraries Judith Russell has
proposed reorganizing her ad-
But Russell is being met with
opposition - from someone
who wants to remain anony-
An anonymous e-mail sent
to members of a Faculty Senate
committee and the Alligator
criticized Russell's proposed
changes, which include restruc-
turing the Library West staff and
adding two associate deans to
At a Faculty Senate Steering
Committee meeting Thursday,
the e-mail and the proposed re-
structuring were discussed.
Russell told the committee
she hopes to get faculty approval
for the restructuring before the
spring semester ends so she can
begin her searches for the associ-
ate deans over the summer.
Some members of the com-
mittee, though, felt Russell was
moving too fast.
"Whoa, this is really fast,"
said committee member Carol
Murphy, a French professor.
Pointing to the criticism, Murphy
said it didn't seem Russell had
done enough faculty consulta-
The committee recommend-
ed Russell discuss the issues
with the libraries' staff members
further before the Faculty Senate
hears the proposals.
A separate anonymous e-mail
suggested Russell's hiring was a
political favor from UF President
In a telephone interview
before the meeting, Russell
said her former boss's wife had
known the Machens briefly, but
when she brought up the boss's
"There are going to be
some people who are
more happy about it than
UF Dean of University Libraries
name as a reference during the
interviewing process, Machen
couldn't recall who he was.
Joe Aufmuth, the chairman
of the Library Faculty Assembly,
said after the meeting that he
and Russell would continue to
meet with the libraries' faculty
members to explain what the
changes would mean for them.
Russell stressed that no
one would be losing their jobs
during the process and no fac-
ulty positions would be cut. But
some might be working under
"There are going to be some
people who are more happy
about it than others," she said.
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UF Faculty Senate Chairman Rick Yost speaks during a Senate Steering Committee meeting on
Thursday in TigeTt Hall. The committee discussed a proposed reorganization of library staffs.
Future president likely to be first senator since JFK
Three senators, one
By KATIE GALLAGHER
While no one can tell who the next presi-
dent of the United States will be, odds are it
will be a senator - the first one to win the
presidency since John F Kennedy was elected
With Mitt Romney put of the race, contes-
tants are now Sens. John McCain of Arizona,
Hillary Clinton of New York and Barack
Obama of Illinois.
Mike Huckabee, the former governor of
Arkansas, is still in the race but trailing by
more than 500 delegates.
Having senators run for president is not
uncommon, political experts say. It's just un-
common for them to win.
Daniel A. Smith, a UF associate professor
of political science, said one reason senators
struggle is their voting records.
"It's often easy for an opponent to charac-
terize senators by picking on those past 'yeas'
or nayss' in the Senate chamber," Smith said.
The last example of that, he said, was John
Kerry, who in 2004 was criticized for his "flip-
flopping" vote on the war in Iraq.
Governors, on the other hand, can take
credit for anything good that happens in their
states, said UF political science assistant pro-
fessor Michael Heaney.
"People who've been governor are able to
say, 'ook, I've had executive experience,'"
Heaney said. "They can point to a list of ac-
In the past hundred years, senators have
tended to lose out to incumbent presidents,
incumbent vice presidents and governors, he
But with no incumbent presidents or vice
presidents as opponents, senators only had
to worry about running against governors
And these senators all have qualities setting
them apart from those who have struggled in
the past, Heaney said.
"I think whoever the president is,
we are going to be getting a very
different kind of president."
UF political science assistant professor
Obama has good speechmaking skills,
which is considered a presidential quality,
Obama has also only been in the Senate
one term, he said, which means he has a short
voting record that is less likely to come back to
Clinton is able to say she has executive
experience from her days as first lady, Heaney
McCain's bipartisan work in the Senate
has given him a list of accomplishments with
his name on them, Heaney said, such as the
McCain-Feingold Act, which regulates cam-
Heaney said he thought having two sena-
tors run against each other for president could
result in more mudslinging than usual.
"When you've got two senators going at
each other, I think you're going to see a lot of
debate about minute legislation that not a lot
of people know about," he said.
If Clinton or McCain win the presidency,
Heaney said, voters can expect a president
who works closely with Congress and gets
lots of legislation passed.
"I think whoever the president is, we are
going to be getting a very different kind of
president," Heaney said.
link to fire
South Carolina police ar-
rested a man early Thursday
morning who was wanted for
questioning by the Alachua
County Sheriff's Office.
Robert A. Neville was want-
ed for questioning after a Jan.
31 fire at 1875 SW 35th Place in
which his mother,
Local 87-year-old Jessica
News Neville, died.
was arrested in Mount Pleasant,
S.C., in a hotel parking lot where
he was not a registered guest,
Sheriff's Office spokesman Sgt.
Keith Faulk said.
Because of the suspicious cir-
cumstances, South Carolina po-
lice ran Neville's name through
their computer and found an
Alachua County Sheriff's Office
warrant for his arrest for a pro-
Faulk said the warrant was
issued after Neville violated the
conditions of his probation by
leaving Florida after the fire.
Neville was living with his
mother at the time her house
burned down. Investigators
want Neville's help in filling
in the timeline for events sur-
rounding the fire, Faulk said.
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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2008 E ALLIGATOR, 5
By KATIE SANDERS
A proposal that would grant the
federal government regulatory powers
over college endowments is gaining
support in Congress and sparking op-
position from niany colleges, including
Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., proposed
two amendments this week during the
House of Representatives' debate on
the Higher Education Act.
One amendment would require
institutions to pay at least 5 percent of
their endowments each year to reduce
college costs for students. The other
would mandate colleges to report an-
nually how much of their endowments
was used and how the money was
Though Welch withdrew the first
proposal, it generated discussion
among legislators and college ad-
ministrators about how much power
Congress should have over endowment
Welch's suggestions were triggered
by a proposal from Sens. Max Baucus
and Chuck Grassley of the Senate
Finance Committee, which would re-
quire "wealthy" colleges to spend at
least 5 percent of their endowments or
lose tax exemptions on their endow-
UF earned the No. 61 spot out of 785
universities for the value of its 2007 en-
dowment assets, which was $1.2 billion,
according to a study by the National
Association of College and University
But even with endowments of more
than $1 billion, UF does not qualify as
a wealthy institution, said Leslie Brain,
vice president of the UF Foundation,
the organization in charge of UF's in-
"There's a very large difference
between $1.3 (billion) and $35 billion,
which is what Harvard has," Bram
She said a required payout would
not affect UF students because the
university's endowments are donor-
restricted, meaning money goes to UF
programs chosen by the donors.
"There's a very large difference
between $1.3 (billion) and $35
billion, which is what Harvard
UF Foundation vice president
Welch's other amendment, requiring
the annual endowment report, would
be no problem, Bram said.
But she said she ultimately hopes
the senators will back down from the
"It doesn't make sense to pick and
choose among the endowments," she
said. "But it doesn't make sense in the
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6, ALLIGATOR U FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8,2008
If you've had enough of this on-again-off-again weath-
er, rest assured that Spring Break is now officially one
month away. So while you spend your time in class today
calculating just how many beers your tax rebate will buy
on some sunny beach in Mexico - or just how many will
get you through Valentine's Day - join us for this week's
Darts & Laurels
First up, we give a wouldn't-going-after-divorce-make-
more-sense DART to the Florida4Marriage campaign for
pushing the Marriage Protection Amendment onto the
November ballot. The group obtained enough signatures
last week by collecting 92,000 petitions in 13 days, and
contends that same-sex marriages expose children to a
an untested social experiment. John Stemberger, state
chairman of the campaign, said, "What our people did
was simply remarkable ... This is real proof for grassroots
momentum for marriage as the union of one man and one
woman in Florida." We beg to differ, Mr. Stemberger. It
just proves that there are more ignorant bigots in this state
than we thought.
Next up, an extra pointy keeping-costs-low-won't-
keep-quality-high DART goes to the Florida Prepaid
College program for joining the state legislature in a law-
suit to keep the Board of Governors from raising tuition
at state universities. State Senate President Ken Pruitt was
pleased with the Prepaid board's decision, explaining that
tuition hikes will "shut the door" to the dream of college
to students. Well, nothing will shut those doors faster than
not having enough money to keep them open.
Our next dart just proves that we get what we pay for
when we cut corners in education. The have-you-been-
living-under-a-rock-for-the-past-week DART goes to the
Florida voters who showed up at polling places Tuesday
to cast their vote for the presidential primaries. Elections
offices across the state received hundreds of calls from
voters wanting to know where they could vote. A spokes-
person for the Palm Beach County election supervisor said
the offices there received more than 100 calls in two days.
One Orlando man even arrived at his regular polling place
and demanded to vote. So not only do Floridians not vote
correctly, now they aren't even sure which day they are
expected to mess up the election.
At least some strong voices at UF are taking the steps to
ensure elections on campus go smoothly this year. In what
will probably be one of the few positive things we have
to say about Student Government elections this semester,
we proudly offer a thanks-for-bringing-more-logic-to-the-
process LAUREL to Tommy Jardon, president of Students
for Online Voting. Jardon contested the weak claims of UF
Supreme Court Chief Justice Brian Aungst Tuesday, who
said online voting would allow student organizations to il-
legally direct students' votes. Jardon said if the GatorLink
login system is secure enough for students to pay tuition,
it should be secure enough for SG elections. He went on
to say if the court denies the online voting amendment,
he will appeal the decision, and we'll be behind him all
As Gainesville gets greener, we present the final joining-
the-noble-fight-to-stop-waste LAUREL to local supermar-
kets. Chains like Publix and locally owned establishments
like Sunflower Health Foods have been giving customers
the option to purchase reusable bags to cut down on use of
plastic. Since Americans use about-100 billion plastic shop-
ping bags every year, many of which end up as garbage
landfills, we applaud any step responsible retailers taking
in the green direction.
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THE FUTURE OF CRIMINAL CAMOUFLAGE
Facebook: It's time for us to break-up
I think our relationship needs some editing. My
friends warned me about spending too much time
with you, and it seems they were right.
We used to keep in contact on a normal, healthy basis. I
would check in with you about once a day, roughly as often
as I checked in with my mother.
But now, you won't leave me alone.
Here's an update: You're unavoidable, addicting and
I appreciate that you remind me about friends' birthdays
and keep me informed on current campus happenings.
But every time I come home, you bombard me with re-
quests as if I have all the time in the world to attend to every
one of your needs. Is that poke really important enough to be
immediately taken care of?
You're virtually smothering me.
If I could create a bumper sticker about you, it would
say, "If you come any closer, I'll graffiti a booger on your
homepage." You already know my favorite quotes, movies
and bands. Now you're also wondering what my Kama
Sutra position is, when I will get married and what kind of
criminal I would be.
Clearly, if you were a criminal, you would be a stalker.
And you must stop giving me things.
I don't need another roll of toilet paper, a gingerbread
voodoo doll or a love duckie. I don't need you to dedicate
that song to me. It's not sweet. Actually, it's kinda creepy.
I don't need a wall, a super wall, a graffiti wall and a sign
language wall. I don't need you to grant my other friends the
ability to rate me or, especially, to sell.me.
In fact, I think that's a little inhumane.
More disturbing, however, is that you've managed to turn
me into somewhat of a stalker.
I didn't used to spend an hour looking at 80 pictures of
a person I met two summers ago. I didn't used to watch 10-
minute videos of a friend of a friend last time he was intoxi-
cated. I didn't used to wonder how
my acquaintances would best sum
up their current state of being in one
We are definitely spending too
much time together. I've been tell-
ing you all of my secrets. And for
Carly Hallam what, so you can share them with
firstname.lastname@example.org hundreds of other 20-somethings
across the country?
Maybe we should just cool things
down a bit. Our relationship obviously progressed too quick-
ly. I'm not saying I don't want you in my life. I'm just saying
I need time for a life, and it's hard when you're constantly
nagging and desiring attention.
Let me be. Let me see who I am beyond what fits in my
"about me" section.
Don't worry. I will still look to you for news about my
friends and reminders about upcoming events. And I prom-
ise I will still post notes and messages about important things
going on in my world.
I wish I could have told you all of this in person. However,
you have made it unnecessary to maintain any kind of tradi-
tional social contact. With you in my life, I don't feel the need
to use a telephone, and I no longer see the advantage of face-
And I'm sorry I had to tell you right before Valentine's
Day, but I didn't want your love duckie anyway.
P.S. We're not over. I just need my space. No, not MySpace.
It's not like that. I'm not cheating on you.
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Column not representative of all Catholics
The column supporting the anti-gay mar-
riage amendment is a disappointing rehash of
If Burwell wants to "show compassion" to
our homosexual brothers and sisters, then he
should stop fighting against their right to life,
liberty and the pursuit of happiness. All gay
marriage advocates want is for gay couples
to enjoy the legal rights and benefits that
come with marriage. After all, marriage is a
legal institution controlled by the government.
Speaking of which, there is no law stating that
married couples have to procreate. Should the
marriage certificates of infertile heterosexual
couples be revoked?
Also, I take offense to Burwell's use of the
plural pronoun "we" when referring to his
opinion as a Catholic Christian. He does not
represent the opinions of all Catholics, espe-
cially the millions of gay and lesbian Catholics,
nuns and priests included, who suffer from
the Roman Catholic Church's divisive policy
on this issue.
The Catholic Church can pretend that gay
marriages are not real, but they are. Spain, one
of the world's most Catholic nations, legal-
ized gay marriage in 2005, and the majority
of Spaniards support the law because they
are acutely aware of the injustices of religious
I want to know what the UF Catholic
Student Fellowship does about pressing social
justice issues such as protesting the war in
Iraq and fighting the inequitable distribution
of wealth in the United States - issues more
closely attuned to Jesus Christ's activist mes-
sage than fighting gay marriage.
PhD Student, English
Religion and public policy shouldn't mix
After reading Benjamin Burwell's column
on the Marriage Protection Amendment, I
stared at it in disbelief. I'm not at all surprised
that there are people who still think it is okay
to discriminate against members of the lesbian,
gay, bisexual and transgender community.
To be quite honest, we deal with it on a
regular basis, especially from the religious
community. What did surprise me is the em-
phasis he placed on procreation as a necessary
component of marriage. This is absurd.
If we followed Mr. Burwell's theory of
appropriate marriages, there would be a
large portion of the heterosexual popula-
tion excluded from walking down the aisle.
Apparently, if a man and a woman love each
other but decide not to have children, allowing
them to get married would be "condoning de-
ficient sexual expressions of love," according
Am I the only one who thinks that this
makes absolutely no sense whatsoever? This
is why we cannot let religious views influence
public policy - it doesn't make sense.
Procreation does not define a marriage
To claim, as Burwell did in Wednesday's
column, that marriage is defined and given
meaning by a couple's ability to have (hetero-
sexual) sex - and subsequent offspring - is
By his logic, we shouldn't recognize mar-
riages between physically disabled, impotent
or infertile men and women or condone their
"deficient sexual expressions of love." We also
should immediately revoke the marriage li-
censes of any couple that engages in intention-
ally contraceptive sex- a sentiment I think
they might resent.
Although many couples wed with the
possibility of children in mind, I expect the
primary motivation is simply romantic desire
to declare enduring love and commitment in
a binding ceremony - or at least as binding
as the current heterosexual divorce rate indi-
But perhaps the mindset that inspired
Burwell's article about "fitting together puzzle
pieces" would also believe that the love a
homosexual couple shares is somehow "mis-
Sex makes marriage vows valid, Burwell?
Sex makes marriage vows nice but valuing
them makes them valid. And people seldom
value something more than when they've
fought for it.
The article ignores the civil and romantic
reasons to be wed and insults those who
through choice or circumstance don't have
A homosexual union may be childless, but
regardless, they can enjoy as full a degree of
marital love as any two people can expect.
I encourage the entire campus - and espe-
cially the UF Catholic Student Fellowship - to
reject the amendment and stand for humanity,
encouraging love wherever it is found.
Computers needed to be productive
I agree with Stephanie Powers' letter
about Facebook somewhat, but there is a
huge problem when I see a line of nine or 10
people waiting to use a computer to check out
some lecture slides or to complete a quick as-
signment, and somebody is flipping through
their friends' new photo albums. Some people
aren't trying to write their papers before
class but actually trying to be productive. If
the library isn't too busy, then jump on and
Facebook it up all you want. But next time
you're waiting for a computer because you
have a test in two hours and want to get some
extra studying done, don't expect for me to
have any sympathy for you while I am doing
some profile updates and requesting friends
from last night's party.
McCarthy ignores historical evidence
Today Accent will host James McCarthy, a
historian who denies the Armenian genocide
despite overwhelming evidence. As a student,
I understand the.importance of learning about
an issue from both sides of the argument.
However, McCarthy blatantly ignores
overwhelming historical and scholarly evi-
dence and engages in severely selective schol-
arship that grossly distorts history.
As noted by renowned genocide scholar
Deborah Lipstadt, the denial of genocide is not
an "act of historical reinterpretation." It is sim-
ply the attempt to convince others that there is
another side of the story when there is not.
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UF conference highlights Latin American issues
By RACHEL ARROYO
The 57th Annual Latin American
Conference, a two-day UF event
that ends today, is working to bring
together leaders and scholars from
Latin America and the United
About 200 students, faculty
and residents shuffled in and out
of the rooms hosting the "Uniting
for Solutions" conference held in
the Reitz Union on Thursday, said
Juan-Carlos Molleda, conference
co-chairman and associate profes-
sor in the College of Journalism and
The college partnered with UF's
Center for Latin American Studies
for the conference.
The event hosted seminars
ranging in topics from education in
Puerto Rico to presentations on the
socio-economic status of Colombia.
Nelson Colon, president of
the Puerto Rico Community
Foundation and a Harvard alum-
nus, spoke about the importance
of fostering world-class education
through multi-sector partnerships
in places like Puerto Rico.
Public relations major Julia
Smith took time out of her day to
listen to Colon speak.
"On the side of corporate social
responsibility, people like to get in-
volved with businesses that are do-
ing good in the world," Smith said.
A presentation followed in
which participants discussed the
political and economic factors in-
volved in partnership building and
focused on the role of trust as an
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Terry McCoy, center, the forum moderator at UF's 57th Annual Latin American Conference, talks with
speakers Tim Scerba, left, and Raul Romero at the Reitz Union on Thursday.
"Latin America is the only
region that puts trust in busi-
ness above all other sectors," said
Tun Scerba, CEO for the Mexican
branch of Edelman's, a global pub-
lic relations firm.
Scerba pointed out in his presen-
tation that government is on the op-
posite end of the spectrum, receiv-
ing little trust from the public.
"Government needs to com-
municate and be as transparent as
businesses are," he said.
Scerba applauded young profes-
sionals for the trust they-place in
business and their revived support
of media outlets.
The conference will wrap up
today with a representative from
the United Nations, who will pres-
ent a program called "Assessing
the Quality of Partnerships" at 9:
15 a.m. in Room 282 of the Reitz
At 1:30 p.m., the "Strategic
Relationships" discussion will be
held in the same room.
The event will culminate with
a reception scheduled for 6 p.m.
in Emerson Alumni Hall, featuring
Latin American music by the Carlos
SG parties turn to students in developing platforms
* GATOR HOLDS FORUM; ORANGE'
AND BLUE USES WEB SITE.
By ILEANA MORALES
Platforms based on UF students' input will
be released next week for the two Student
Government political parties facing off in
spring elections on Feb. 26 and 27.
Members of both parties, Gator and
Orange and Blue, said they are shaping their
platforms around what students want, but in
The Gator Party held a four-hour forum
Thursday morning for students to talk to its
candidates - Kevin Reilly for Student Body
president, Yooni Yi for vice president and Paul
Drayton for treasurer.
Gator Party chairman Steven Hoffstetter
said about 30 students showed up at the Reitz
Union for interviews. Hoffstetter said about
two-thirds were students who already joined
the party as Student Senate candidates during
slating on Friday, Monday and Tuesday.
Most students were worried about in-
creased tuition and changes to the Florida
Bright Futures Scholarship Program, but they
did not offer specific solution suggestions to
The Gator Party will meet on Sunday to
draft a platform to be released next week,
"We're taking it as it comes, and we will
definitely get something hammered out,"
Hoffstetter said. "This was mostly to figure
out what students are con-
Student cerned with."
Government Yi said she talked to
about four students. They
were concerned with parking issues, recre-
ation centers and advising appointments.
The Orange and Blue Party's platform will
be put on the party's Web site next week so
students can revise it themselves. Tommy
Jardon, the party's presidential candidate,
said the party's platform would work like
Wikipedia, an online community encyclope-
dia anyone can edit.
"Open forums are nice, but keeping prom-
ises are even better," Jardon said.
Jardon, who is running with Frank Bracco
for vice president and Shea Parrish for treasur-
er, said students' needs are always changing,
and this method would serve students better.
The party would post some initial ideas
next week, keep the good ideas that students
add and then weed out the bad ones, he said.
Some ideas that top the party's list are
bringing online voting to SG elections and
changing UF's WebMail system to use
Google's e-mail system.
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UF graduates compete for cash on 'Millionaire'
By KATIE SANDERS
A pair of UF college sweethearts,
now engaged, hopes to kick their
marriage off with a big wedding
celebration and a million bucks.
The couple's opportunity to win
$1 million on "Who Wants to be a
Millionaire" began Thursday night
as part of the show's "Wedding
Week," which started Monday and
Christian Higgins, 26, graduated
from UF in December 2004 with a
degree in classical studies, and his
fiance, Kim Mitchell, graduated in
December 2005 with a degree in
health science education and is now
a pre-K teacher.
They have been engaged since
February 2007, when Higgins pro-
posed by hiding a ring around a
small plastic baby baked inside a
traditional King cake during Mardi
They reached $2,000 during
Thursday night's episode without
a hitch, but because the show-end-
ing buzzer interrupted their round,
their turn continues on today's 5
p.m. episode, which plays on WCJB
After joining the show's host,
Meredith Vieira, mid-round
Thursday, the couple success-
fully answered questions about
Monopoly, Elizabeth Taylor per-
fume and the state home to the city
in the famous song, "I've Got a Girl
in Kalamazoo," which Higgins said
he learned from a video game.
Higgins said he was fired up on
the hot seat, and Mitchell agreed,
saying he was much more talkative.
"She'd still be reading the ques-
tions and I'd be running my mouth,"
Higgins and Mitchell are watch-
ing a rerun of last night's episode be-
fore their final show tonight, which
premieres at 7:30 p.m. in Tampa, on
a projector screen at Higgins' office
building with about 10 to 15 family
members and friends.
The couple woke up at 4:30 a.m.
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Christian Higgins and Kim Mitchell, engaged UF alums, appear on "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" dur-
ing "Wedding Week." Their first appearance on the show aired Thursday evening.
to wait in line for six hours during
auditions in July, and their efforts
proved worthwhile. They were
chosen to tape their episode in New
York in October.
Since the taping, they've been
forcibly tightlipped about their
questions, how far they advanced,
and most importantly, how much
money they earned in their trivial
pursuit to become millionaires.
Mitchell said she was "freaking
out" on the show because there was
no guarantee that their name would
be called, and the couple had a new
wave of nervousness once they were
called to compete.
"Thinking that you're on TV is
nerve-wracking, but seeing the faces
of the audience was even worse,"
Other than their high en-
ergy, Mitchell thinks their philan-
thropic actions may have helped
"Millionaire" officials pick them for
Instead of spending about $500
for wedding favors, the couple
is donating to the Katrina Fund,
Mitchell also bought her wed-
ding dress from Making Memories,
a group that donates its proceeds to
women with breast cancer.
. With the game-show winnings,
the couple said they would buy a
new car, donate to charities and in-
vite about 180 family members and
friends to their beach wedding.
UF offers 'green' tips
BY ANDREA ASUAJE
Alligator Contributing Writer
Architects, engineers and build-
ing managers are hitting the books
in an effort to go green and keep up
with new standards in their fields.
On Wednesday and Thursday,
UF's Center for Training, Research
and- Education for Environmental
Occupations hosted an intensive
course to prepare participants for a
professional accreditation test.
If the 50 participants pass the
test, they will be considered LEED
Accredited Professionals, named
after a national program stand-
ing for Leadership in Energy and
Participants were taught how
buildings can become LEED certi-
fied, a process based on a credit
system of sustainable principles,
said Jim Sullivan, instructor of the
Building construction, engineer-
ing and architecture students and
specialists are the ones who often
attend these courses in order to pass
the exam, said Rick Fobair, a sustain-
able construction graduate student
at UF. Fobair said courses like the
one offered at the TREEO Center are
definitely helpful for those seeking to
"It can be real tough to pass (the
test)," he said.
The course covered all the mate-
rial necessary to pass the exam, said
Laurel Brown, program coordinator
for the LEED program at the TREEO
Center. Brown said these courses are
offered throughout the state but may
not be as available outside of Florida.
The course held this week drew at
least four out-of-state participants.
"Location doesn't matter," she
said. "People seem to be willing to
The LEED courses will soon
be held in Boston and even Japan,
"Location doesn't matter."
Whereas most participants had to
pay $450 for the Gainesville course,
UF students, such as senior Kelly
Moosbrugger, were given the chance
to take the course for free.
Moosbrugger said becoming
a LEED-AP has its advantages in
today's career world, especially
with students wanting to differenti-
ate themselves at career fairs and on
their resumes. She said she was glad
students and members of the com-
munity were interested in taking the
course and the initiative to become
"Just seeing the amount of inter-
est that's generated through this is
really good for the environment,"
she said. "We're moving toward a
greener way of doing things."
Mayor to give ballet narration
* HANRAHAN PICKED DUE TO HER
Gainesville Mayor Pegeen Hanrahan will take
to the stage tonight as she narrates "A Sense of
Place" for a Martha Graham Dance Company
ballet performance at the Phillips Center for the
Performing Arts. The text is a compilation of
letters between choreographer Martha Graham
and composer Aaron Copland as they worked
on "Appalachian Spring," a piece that attempts
to capture the American spirit.
Michael Blachly, UF director of performing
arts, and Janet Eilber, of the dance company,
brainstormed to think of a local who exemplified
the spirit of the piece, Blachly said.
They came up with Hanrahan.
"Because of her leadership role in the commu-
nity, because of a woman being mayor," Blachly
said, "she embodies that individual role."
Hanrahan said she was honored to be
noted as a female leader
,".: and hopes she can be a
role model to young girls.
* . & "I think through seeing me as
mayor they get a sense of their
own opportunities," she said.
The narration will be fol-
lowed by performances of
: three ballets: "Appalachian
Hanrahan Spring," "Diversion of
Angels" and"Sketches from 'Chronicle.'"
Hanrahan said she has not been on stage since
high school, when she was in the drama cub.
"I guess what I do is sort of like being on a
stage," she said.
- KATIE GALLAGHER
Board asks UF to cut freshman class
BUDGET, from page 1
Edmonds said the state's public
universities have only been
given target sizes for the incom-
ing fall classes.
When the Legislature lays
out its budget in March, the
universities will be given man-
dates for class sizes, Edmonds
said. At a January meeting, the
board voted to take over control
of enrollment numbers.
Given the fiscal climate and
the state's already-low student-
faculty ratio, he said the en-
rollment caps were necessary.
Florida ranks last in student-
teacher ratios nationwide.
"If you don't do this, ad-
justment to the enrollment
- this reality check - this is
going to get worse, not better,"
Machen added that the
UF sity has
Administration m or e
woes closer to home. Funding
for research has dropped $32
million over the last year, he
said. On top of that, he won't
be getting any help from
Tallahassee, at least as far as
tuition is concerned.
"The governor, in his wis-
dom, has said we don't need a
tuition increase," he said.
Starting in the fall, UF
- along with Florida State
University and the University
of South Florida - will be able
to raise its in-state tuition up
to 15 percent. The three instiu-
tions can raise their tuitions by
40 percent over three years.
Machen said, because of the
dire straits, UF might have to
raise tuition as much as it's al-
By July, UF will have to cut
an estimated $16 million from
its budget, and Machen said it's
still not dear where those cuts
are going to come from. But he
said university officials would
know more after Spring Break.
"Enough good news?"
Machen jokingly asked.
10, ALLIGATOR * FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2008
Zipcar gets 400 members in first year
By SARAH KIENY
Alligator Contributing Writer
In one year, the UF Zipcar program has amassed . /
over 400 members and has the capacity to take on at the
least 300 more.
Started as part of a fleet management initiative '
developed by UF President Bernie Machen, its aim
is to keep people from bringing cars on campus by
offering hourly rental cars to UF faculty, staff and
The program, which began in January 2007, has L,
a fleet of eight vehicles in four campus locations:
Keene-Flint Hall, Inner Road at Southwest 13th
Street, across from the Reitz Union and near Shands a
at UE .t
Allan Preston, coordinator and management to
analyst for the quality control department of the r the
Physical Plant Division, is in charge of supervising 4 ho! . B
the Zipcars, formerly called Flexcars, on campus. .~ ,
"Zipcars reverse the economics of owning a car," "' "'
Preston said. "The more you use it, the more cost ef- - . , "
fective it is." ,
Funding for the project came from a $3,000 fee
that UF charges for each on-campus departmental
car, which can be used by faculty and staff for official
Since this fee was implemented, the number of
the cars has gone down by 10 percent, Preston said. -
Currently, students account for 80 percent of
Zipcar usage. The goal is to increase usage by faculty
and staff in place of departmental cars. - -
Companies like Zipcar are emerging around the
nation and are typically implemented by local tran-
sit systems. This is the only program of its kind in " '
Florida, he said. i. "
Preston said Zipcars at UF will start paying for '
themselves soon, and at a rate of $7 an hour for driv-
ers, they are cheaper than paying for a car's insur-
A variety of vehicles are available, from vans to
Unlike rental cars, the driver only has to be 18
years old, and everything is paid for - gas, insur-
ance, maintenance and even carwashes.
Though there are currently no plans for expan-
sion, Preston is ready to add more cars as demand Harrison Diamond / Alligator Staff
grows. He has, however, petitioned to have a Mini A Zipcar truck sits parked near the Broward Dining Hall on UF's campus Thurs-
Cooper added to UF's line because he thinks it day afternoon.
would be fun to drive.
City, county hope to raise citizen involvement
* BOTH WILL OFFER
Both Gainesville and
Alachua County are
getting citizens more
involved with civic educa-
tion programs this March.
Gainesville 101: The
City of Gainesville's 2008
Citizens' Academy is tak-
ing applications for six in-
teractive classes that start
March 28. Each class will
cover a different aspect of
the city government, said
Kate Parmelee, spokes-
woman for the city.
"Last fall we had peo-
ple out on Eighth Avenue
running the radar guns,"
Parmelee said of a ses-
sion with the Gainesville
Classes are free but
limited to the first 40
people who sign up.
The Alachua County
Civic Education SerieS,
ACCESS, will begin its
eighth year on March 17
and already has 33 people
signed up, said Maris
Local is in charge
News of enroll-
The free program will
hold seven sessions high-
lighting the jail, land use,
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- KATIE GALLAGHER
The dean of UF's College
of Medicine congratulated
Florida's two new medical
schools Thursday for receiving
preliminary national accredita-
tion, but he expressed concern
for UF's medical education amid
a state budget crisis.
Dr. Bruce Kone said he looks
forward to working with the
new schools at the University
of Central Florida and Florida
International University, which
can start recruiting their first
classes after receiving .prelimi-
nary accreditation Wednesday.
The schools will receive final
Kone and loans.
Meanwhile, Kone said he's
worried that UF's medical
school might lose its own ac-
creditation status because of a
lack of adequate state funding.
He said the Liaison
Committee on Medical
Education, the national accredi-
tation group, told UF that its lack
of state support could jeopardize
the school's accreditation, which
was renewed this summer for
the next eight years.
UF must tell the committee
in May how state support has
improved, Kone said, and if it
hasn't, UF could lose its status
within a year.
Kone said he hopes the state
Legislature will give every
medical school a set amount of
money per student.
At this time, he said the state
covers about 30 percent of the
approximately $72,000 annual
cost to educate a UF medical
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w/HBO, FREE UTILITIES, W/D,
Roommate match. 379-9300
Spacious 2/2s 3/3s & 4/4s
All Inclusive Resort Living
373-9009 Live in Paradise
Because you deserve it. 4-23-72-1
Roommate wanted-Beautiful Mill Pond
Condo 2/2 furnished. minutes from UF bus
stop right in front to UF., no smoking! $600
month, 441 NW48 Blvd, directly across from
Gainesville Health and Fitness. If interested
call Ashley at 305-323-9742. 1-20-7-1
Two block to UF. Fum room in 4BR condo.
Rent includes all utilities, intemet, cable IV,
pool, laundry, TV & microwave. Very nice.
$395 378-4626 2-29-08-45-1
2BLKS to UF-$360/Mo
4Br-$360/Rm Museum Rd-cable, internet,
water incll Move in now or fall. 281-3551.
Room for female in NW home. $400/mo incl
all. Big yard. Near bus to UF & shopping.
Short lease ok. 352-281-8935 2-12-29-1
Windsor Park. 2BR/2BA Furnished. New
washer/dryer. Clubhouse, fitness & computer
center. Cable-Internet included. $600/ea.
1BR ready for occupancy. Call for pets.
(305)788-5681 or Windsor515@gmail.com.
3BR/3BA furnished Windsor Park condo
w/resort-like amenities. On bus route 7 days/
wk. Ready for occupancy. 3705 SW 27th St.
Unit #1117. $495/mo/per room inci utils. 386-
Furnished efficiency. Utils incl. $500/mo +
$200 dep. Includes linens, pots, pans, dish-
es, TV. Electric, cable, water all incl. NW.
Avail now. Call 372-1191 Betty. ALSO: 1BR
apt $600/mo incl all above. 2-11-08-5-1
2BD/2BAin 4BD condo for rent. Walk-in clos-
et bed TV desk chair washer & dryer. Util incl
cable water & elect. Has gym pool spa bball
ct & 2 bus rts. $500/month each room. Quiet
roommies call 786-390-4252 2-12-5-1
La mancha 914 SW 8th Ave
2 blocks two UF, cable tvutilities,wifi internet
all incl. Laundry,security,& pool also. Rooms
rent as low as $425 mo. 352-284-7304 2-
Windsor Park. 3BR/3BA Fumished. New
Kitchen App. Clubhouse, fitness & com-
puter center. Electric,Cable-lnternet in-
cluded. $550/ea. 1BR ready for occupancy.
(239)229-3609 or email@example.com
QUIET, CLEAN, LOTS of GREEN SPACE.
Rustic 1BR apt. $375/mo.
*1BR cottage $435/mo. Call 378-9220 or
mobile 213-3901. 4-23-72-2
2 BLOCKS TO UFI WOOD FLOORS
1 and 2 bedrooms for Fall 2008
As low as $535/person
We love petsl
Open late! 371-7777
$199 1st month's rent 377-8797
MOVE IN TODAY OR AUGUST!
1 BR Available Nowl
l's, 2's, 3's For Fall!
HUGE Floorplansi Great Rates!
Bike to UF * 335-7275
DOWNTOWN-THE PLACE TO BE
Why only come Thursday & Saturday Nights
Now Leasing for 2/2 & 3/3 Townhouses
Luxury Living For Only $515 per person
Pool*Washers & Dryers*Pet Friendly
Sign now! Brand NewApts! 338-0002
Apartments off SW 20th Ave. Close to
shopping, bus line and a few miles from UF.
Price range $435 to $550. Includes water,
sewer, garbage and pest control. Sorry no
pets allowed. Call 335-7066 Mon-Fri. 4-
LEASING FOR FALL!
1BR $560 * 2BR $619
Pets Loved * Walk/Bike to UF
Quiet * Peaceful *372-7555 4-23-08-72-2
Deluxe, Large 3, 4, 5, 6, 7BR apt/house, 60
second walk to UF. Remodeled, Old House
charm. Central AC, washer/dryer included.
Wood floors. With Parking. By Private Owner.
538-2181 Iv message 4-23-08-72-2
Stop looking and live here
HUGE 3 BR ready NOWI
Tennis, pool, basketball, FREE UF Parking!
Includes alarm, patio, disposal, D/W
Call today 376-4002 pinetreegardens.com
Deluxe, large one or two bedroom, 60 second
walk to UF. Wood firs, washer dryer included,
fireplace, patio deck. Can furnish. Short term
available. Private Owner. $595-up. 352-538-
2181. Lv msg 4-23-08-72-2
*GET TO CLASS ON TIME*
Close to UFIII
Luxury 1/1, 2/2 flats & 3/3 TH
FREE cable HBO/Show & Tanning
Gated * Alarms * Pet Friendly
Oxford Manor, 377-2777
l For Rent l J For Rent
aII unfurnished -- unfurnished
** ELLIE'S HOUSES **
Quality single family homes. Walk or bike to
UF. www.ellieshouses.com 352-215-4991 or
APTS ACROSS FROM UF
Available FALL 2008
Rooms, Studios and 1/1s
From only $589 per month!
A SWEET DEAL
on our Luxury 1/1, 2/2 & 3/3 townhomes
FREE cable w/HBO & Showtime
All Amenities plus FREE Tanning
Gated*Alarm*Pet Friendly 335-4455
Location is EVERYTHING
HUGE 1,2, &3 BRS!
Pet Friendly*FREE Parking @ UF
Great Rates! Call Now 373-1111
Up your Game! Live large!
Stunning 2/2 & 3/3 twn hms
Garages avail. Prvt Dog Park,
Tanning bed, Bus stop, Sauna
BIVENS COVE - Leasing for Fall & NOWI
FREE TANNING! TWO POOLS!
W/D in select units. 376-2507
MOVE IN TODAY or FALL
Move Now - One Free Month
Huge - Luxury 1, 2 & 3 Beds
Call Now: 372-8100*We love petsl
The Boardwalk-Leasing for Fall & Nowl
W/D in select units. FREE Tanning!
Be the BIGGEST on the block
2Bdrs for FALL $839. We love ALL pets!
Pool, Gym, Park @ UF, Bball, Tennis
GREAT Specials! 352-332-7401
60 sec walk to UF Short term avail. 1 or 2
rooms $425 & up. Call 352-538-2181 4-23-
MOVE IN NOWI
HUGE 1/1 FOR Imm.
Walk-in closet * Screened porch
W/D* Luxurious amenities
Close to UF and SFCC
352-372-0400 * Call for specials 4-23-72-2
Live at a Legend!
The Polos of Gainesville
will give you the best college experience
with Spacious Apartments, Three Pools
with Jacuzzis, HUGE Gym, Billiards Room,
and many more amenities! Minutes from UF,
shopping and Shands. On all major RTS bus
routes. All at a rate that won't break your
bank Call now for specials: 335-7656 4-
SIGN NOW FOR FALL!
1/1 and 2/1 Apartments
As low as $555 per month
Laundry On Site, Pets Welcomel
NO HASSLE LUXURY LIVING
All Inclusive 3's and 4's.
FREE Roommate Matching
FREE Cable, Tanning, Alarms,.W/D
FREE 24hr Fitness Center.
Furniture, Utility, and Internet Packagesl
Ask About our Huge 2/2.5 Townhouses
Convenient Bus Routel
FORGET YOU HAVE ROOMMATES!
Huge 4BR townhomes w/W/D. 1662 sq.ft.
FREE gym membership and FREE cable!
LIVE THE LIFE
All Inclusive Ind. leases
Big 2/2s 3/3s & 4/4s
Filling fast - Lease now
WISH YOU WERE HERE...
Move Now-One Free Month
LUXURY - HUGE 1&3 Beds
Fall Leasing Now'We love petsl
Call now: 372-8100
BIG AND CHEAP
2/1.5 apt 1100 sq ft $675
3/2 apt 1300 sq ft $750
1800 NW 4th St. Over 20 houses also
available 373-4423 www.maximumre.com
Tired of the Same Boring Apt?
Sign now for Downtown Living!
Luxury Studios, 1/1, 2/2 & 3/3s
Washer & Dryer*Pet Friendly*Alarm
Best Kept Secret
Luxury 2/2 TH & 3/3 Flats
FREE Cable, FREE Tanning, FREE Alarms
Walk to UF *379-WALK
All inclusive studios from $575
2brs from $395/room
Walk to class, free parking!
Pets Welcome! 352-372-7111
YOU'VE HEARD ABOUT IT
NOW EXPERIENCE IT
Live the Condo lifestyle in one of our
1, 2, or 3 bdrm apts.
Open Sat 10-5/sun by appt.
3700 Windmeadows Apts
(behind Butler Plaza)
NOW LEASING FOR AUGUST
Large 1,2 & 3 bdrm Floor Plans;
Furniture Packages Inc. Washer/Dryer;
Workout Rm, Tennis Court; Swimming Pool;
Sauna etc. Mon-Fri 9-6, Sat 10-3
700 SW 62nd Blvd 877-781-8314
0 SPYGLASS *
NOW LEASING FOR AUGUST
Individual Leases: Furniture Packages,
Incl Washer/Dryer, FREE Hispeed Intemet;
Every Unit is an End Unit
Mon-Fri 9-6, Sat 10-3
701 SW 62nd Blvd 866-747-8443
2BR/2.5BA DSL/Cbl incl $949
5BR/2BA Near UF $1295
3BR/2BA House $1300
Ask about Move-In Specials!
30 + Properties Availablel
CRICKET CLUB II
Brand new 1, 2, & 3 bdrm
Conveniently located near
and SFCC. For more info. Call:
M-F 9-6, Sat b, Sun 1-5
NE 10th St. W/D hk-ups. Hardwood, fans,
large backyard, excellent condition, $900/mo
No Dogs 373-3736 No Section 8 2-13-08-
Available in Fall. 1-2-3 bedrooms, Hardwood
floors, fans, porches, downtown. No dogs.
1st-last-security. 373-3736 No Section 8
Ask About Our Move In Specials
1BR/1BA starting at $655
Close to UF & Shands
2411 SW 35th PI
M-F 9-6, Sat. 10-2
ACROSS FROM UF!
All inclusive studios from $575
1BRs from $599 -Avail Fall 2008
Pets loved. Wood floors available
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
Your new home is here & waiting for you!
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
Ceramic tile, maple cabinets, TV in Kitchen
Huge Scr. Porches, W/D, Walk-in Closets
Only 1.5 miles to UF
2/2's & 3/3's Starting at $500/per person
Hidden Lake 374-FUNN 4-23-72-2
**CAMPUS EDGE 2BR/2BA**
W/D in unit. Walk to class/gym. Penthouse
unit. Ample parking. Reasonable rate.
Available fall. 239-992-2449, 239-250-6149.
LUXURY 2/2 STEPS TO UF!
LEASING FOR FALL 2008
Private baths, W/D, monitored alarm
From under $650 per person! Pets OK
12, ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2008
S For Rent
a l unfurnished
Rooms for rent, 2 bedrooms each with
private bath in 4/4 condo, $400/ room + utili-
ties. Female nonsmokers please. Call Haley
2BR/2.5BA, W/D, quiet, only 1 year old. 35th
PI. Close to OF & Shands. On bus route.
$1100/mo. Available immediately. Call 352-
3 bedroom Across from UFI
Available fall 2008
ONLY $505 per person!
Open late and weekends
MOVE IN TODAY!
Studios and 1/1s
From as low as $629/person!
Open late and weekends
SORORITY ROW APTS
Brand new luxury apts w/gourmet
kitchens, balconies & swings. Walk
to UF classes & sororities next year!
Tour today 352-376-6223. Virtual tours:
60 Apts Near UF
on 1 website: www.Trimarkproperties.com
Photos & Virtual Tours for 60 apts near UF.
Studios $595+ * 1BR $659+ * 2BR $829+ *
3BR $617/br+ * 4BR $474/br *352-376-6223
$650 roommate needed avail immed.
2/2 luxury apt. walk to campus(Heritage
Oaks).Internet access incl. in rent. Parking
space avail only w/apt. Call 813-833-6926 or
OSUN ISLAND APTO
**Walk or Bike to Campus**
1-1 from $560/mo692-1 from $660/mo
** LUXURY APTS **
CLOSEST TO CLASS
2bd/2ba available for Fall
111 NW 16th St. #1, Call 376-1111
NW 39th Ave 2BR/2BA With loft, large, open,
bright $745-760 without loft $645-660. Gated
patio, trees, costly laminated floor, part utils
paid. Convenient, good neighborhood. 373-
8310, 219-3937 2-11-23-2
SLEEP IN! WALK TO UF!
2/1 from $395/room
Luxury 2/2.5 from $650/room
Wood floors avail. Pets loved.
Steps to UF! 372-7111
$375 - $650 No app or pet fee. 1 & 2BR,
most units have privacy fence & fireplace.
SW. Short lease some units. 352-331-2099
Cute cottage 2 bedroom 1 bath, with study,
nice yard 310 N.W. 20th Avenue $795/mo
call Barbara 317-4392, Green Tree Realty,
Coolest apt in Gainesville. Spacious 2 or 3BR
w/wood floors & high ceilings. 237 SW 2nd
Place. $1100/mo UITL INCL. Call 371-3260
Beautiful Spacious 1BR/1BA
3 BLOCKS to UF
1,2, & 3 Bdrms
The Nicest Luxury Apts in Gville
Walk/bike to class. Summit House Condos,
across the street from the VA on 16th Ave.
2/1, avail 8/1, quiet, safe, renovated, added
features: micro, DW & island counter. Dep
$200/person, Rent $900/mo 352-843-0862.
"ONE MONTH FREE"*
Private Single-story Villas
"1 BR ONLY $529"
"2BR ONLY $669**
Alarms Avail*Small pets ok
Move-in Today*375-1519 4-23-60-2
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
*2BR + BONUS ROOM*
TODAY Only $699
*ONE MONTH FREE*
Move in TODAYI! 376-0828 4-23-60-2
WD HU*Storage*Large Kitchen
2BR/2BA ONLY $759
3BR/2BA ONLY $864
"ONE MONTH FREE"*
Near Oaks Mall & Tower Rd.
Move-in TODAY*333-1120 4-23-60-2
Plus July free on
15 month lease
May 08 - July 09
1.1 from $560
2.1 from $650
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Creekside worship with us at 10:55am and
Parker Road Baptist Church Creeksidethen he our guest at The College
3200 SW 122nd Street. Community Church tn C e our anustrit The College
Ir, James Jackson, Interim Pastor ol , i i e I1 0:30a.m.- Collee Bible Study Wed. night 9.
Si-4991. 9:45 Sunday School College Bible Study Wed 7pm at I stpe.org/collegegroup
V\ .rship (a I lam & 6pm- the Christian Study Center . ' . n W 3rd Street 35llg-378-1527
W"ednesd a . 2640 NW 39th Avenue for more
Worship(a 7pmn and Youth WOW - information( call (352) 378-1800
i 6:30pm www.creeksidecc.org Faith Presbyterian Church
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Church Chabad Lubavitch Phoe 352. 7.5482
1738, \V Unit Av.,,ue , Jewish Student Center "%'p" tv-.un orq
Sunday M'tass: 9am, 11:30am, -Your home away from home.
1:30pm (Spanish), 5:30, 7:30pm -Friday Night Lie!ian & Disciples of
Free student dinner - Tuesdays Services & Shabbat Dinner. Presbyterian & Disciples of
Lent mission Feb. 10-13 7:30pm -7:30pm Spring semester Open, t and spiritually
a. w.C.atolicGl.ars.ctm -352-336-5877; 2021 NW th At p. i ti- ri n and spiritually
S." I --..L :..-. .J .. 1402 University Ave, 376-7539
fChristian Study Center pdcsc.org
Classes, Reading Groups, Culture University Lutheran Church .
,, & Campus Ministry \IT,-r "
Seminars and more. For details & CampUS Ministry
Christianstudycenter.oreg k 1826 W University Ave. ' , i
Pascal's Coffeehouse Student Bible Study - Wed 5:30
Open M-Th 8am-l 1pm F tam.-'pm Worship 10:25am Sundays neri Cit
Unir112 NW 16th Street Cy ..
112 NW 16th Street ..
Episcopal Chapel House
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C:mmunmion 5ermce- on Sun at
t '30pm., Wed. at ; I pmin. and
Fri. at 12pm. Oasis in the city
garden (with free wireless) open
m.im to 9pm, fellowship, and more!
Holy Trinity Episcopal
S.Sunday Worship 8am, 10:30am,
6pm. Child care available 8 &
10:30am. Wednesday Healing &
C-' . ' _ .,,-
First United Methodist
/Traditional Sunday Worship
8:25am and 10:55am. All Ages
SSunday School Groups- 9:45am.
Wednesday Dinner (S2 Students)
and Classes- 5:30 - 7:30pm.
419 NE 1st St. www.fumcgnv.org
University United Methodist
The Wesley Foundation meeting at
the Prebyterian SC
ew 1402 W University Avenue
Sunday Worship Cafe
Traditional Blend 9:30am
Free breakfast 10:30am
Modern Worship 11:00anm
Thursday evening 8:00pm
Sulvesley.com for more info
Gators for Christ campus
ministry - college group meets at
University City church on Sundays
a, 9 k30am md Wednesdays at
-. rpm - pr.cical application from
..;God's word, plus service projects,
large group events, free meals and
much more... (dirwww. sections and
events calendar at
. PASSAGE Family Church
PASSAGE Family Church
2020 NE 15th Street
8AM 9:30 AM 11AM Sundays
7PM Wednesdays Prayer & Bible
Study. PASSAGE is a progressive
non-denominational ministry that
is Word-based and vision driven.
Come soar with us.
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 2-21-
Walk to UF. May: 3bd 2bth house $1300.
2bd 2.5 bth twn house $1000. 2bd 1bth
$700. 1bd 1bth $550. Studio $400.00 Aug:
2bd 2.5 bth twn house $1000. 2 bd 1 bth
$700. 1bd 1bth $550. 1 yr, SD, NS, No pets.
firstname.lastname@example.org or 352-870-7256. 3-
Huge bedroom suite with separate sitting/
study area, private home on 20 acres, pri-
vate entrance. All utilities, cable, internet.
$595/mo 1602 SW Williston Rd 332-1429
Offering truly open and inclusive
SSunday Worship, 10:15am.
S1164 SW Archer Road
for info, call 352-376-1100 or
visit mccgainesville.com. ' T ri n
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The Rock of Gainesville
The Rock is a non-
Church, with a vibrant pro .cnc.
on the campus! Our college
group, Rock UF, meets on
Wednesday nights at 8pm.
For more details and meet n.
locations, visit www.rockul omn.
Weekend services are
Sunday at 8:45am and 11 an.
Call 352-331-ROCK or viil
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inspiration comes from not
one but many spiritual sources.
Sunday worship & Sunday school:
11am 4225 NW 34th St. 3 miles
north of UF Information:
377-1669 or www.uuf.org
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BRAND NEW 2/2 TH AVAILABLE NOW!
2 BLOCKS TO CAMPUS
W/D, DW, Granite! Pets welcome!
Call Today! Open late! 371-7777
Haile Plantation Villa 2/2 garage
$1,100 per mo. avail. Feb. 2008
9779 SW 52 Rd. Call 305-542-4650 3-18-
BLOCKS TO UF - Houses & Apts w/ample
parking. Rent directly from owner. No dealing
w/brokers or agents. Houses from $1500/mo;
apts from $525/mo. See dalyproperties.com
or call Carol 352-377-3852 2-29-08-23-2
1BR/1BA. 900sq ft. Hardwood Floors, claw
foot tub, Central H/A, W/D in renovated
Victorian Home. Available Now! Water/Pest
Cntrl Included. $630/mo Contact: 727-808-
2388 or visit: www.myspace.com/gvilleinfo
2 bed/1 baths Avail.Now!
$575/mo. On busline,
Mins. To Shands, VA & UF.
Union Properties 352-373-7578
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
Union Properties of Gainesville, In.
Friendly. Professional Service.
Call us today so we may help you
find your next home.
CALLING ALL GATORS!
Walk to campus from our many
Properties close to UF.
1,2,3 & 4 bedrooms for FALL.
Union Properties 352-373-7578
WINDSOR TERRACE APTS.
3520 SW 20th Avenue
1 bed/1 bath $475/mo
Bus Route, close to shops
Union Properites 352-373-7578
MALIBU COVE APTS.
1114 SW 7th Avenue
Spacious Loft Style
Behind Norman Hall
Union Properties 352-373-7578
AVAIL AUG 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
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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
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-
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
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 email@example.com
2br 2ba 1 car gar Home on 1 acre. Millhopper
$1000 or u do lawn $875. 1br 1 ba each a
garden apt SW $540 Pets ok both locations
mature only. 352-377-2150 Please leave us a
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
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-
2/1 Completely upgraded throughout All new
kitchen stainless appliances All new bath
Cable/high speed internet avail Separate
laundry room 1 mile from UF, Shands,
shopping $765/mo. Sorry, no pets e-mail
firstname.lastname@example.org or 727-423-9463.
Bckgrd/credit check required. 2-21-08-10-2
APTS for rent close to UFI
Merrill Management Inc.
352-372-1494 x10 2-15-6-2
2BR 1 BA Home off NW 6th St.
Terazzo Floors, Window A/C, Nat
Gas ht. 750 sq. ft. $600/Mo
404 NW 28th Avenue.
Call Merrill Management Inc
352-372-1494 x 10 2-15-6-2
2BR 1BAApt 1BLK to UF!
Wood Floors, Window A/C
Nat Gas ht. $625/Mo
1210 SW 3rd Avenue.
Call Merrill Management Inc.
2BR 1BA Garage Apt, 1 BLK
to UF! Wood Floors, Central H &Air
Includes all Utilities $850/Mo
1014 Sw 2nd Place #B
Call Merrill Management Inc.
1BR & 2BR 1BAApt near Sams & Walmart
Terazzo Floors, Window A/C, Nat gas ht
$425 to $550/Mo /Mo 2901 NW 14th St.
Call Merrill Management Inc
352-372-1494 x 10 2-15-6-2
with W/D, cent H/AC, DW, ceramic tile,
private patio, pets arranged. Off SW 34th
St near bus rte. From $689/mo 377-1633
Last spring semester
paper published on
PLACE YOUR AD AT
Apartments Sublet & Roommates
need 1 male roommate in bedroom house.
Less than 2 miles from UF golf course. Non
smokers. $425m exc utilities. Call Frank at
850-519-2180. Jan 08 to july 08 2-8-08-
Sublease 2br/2ba Polos of Gainesville $750
or need 1 female roommate $375/mo. W/D,
ref, pool bus lines. Avail now to 7/31/08. Call
Helen 904-641-6219, 904-563-6134 2-12-
MALE ROOMMATE WANTED.THE
CROSSINGS AT SANTA FE across from
SFCC, upgraded 1/1 shared living room,
kitchen, laundry room. rent $499/mo ult. incl.
$150 sublease fee, Jeremy (863) 529-7350
Summer Sublease Apt. $375 per room.
2bd/1 bath, laundry room, pets allowed.
Right on 5th Ave only a 2 min walk to campus.
Please call 904.254.5518. 2-11-08-10-3
Quiet house on 17th St behind Swamp! Huge
pvt BR. 3 min walk to UF! Hi-spd internet,
cable tv, W/D, wood floor, fireplace! Females
only. Negotiable rental Call Prissy @ 386-688-
3071 or email@example.com 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 352-262-5740
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 IN! 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 pools/hot tubs,
gym, bball court. $392/mo. (239) 826-2914
Summer sublease behind Norman Garage,
2 min walk to campus, lots of parking, 3
fun roommates, large room, access to
Courtyards pool, price negotiable, contact
(561) 248-8307 or firstname.lastname@example.org 2-
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-
Feb Rent Free in 1/1 in Sun Bay Apts. Rent
is $560/month thereafter. Move in now.
Walk/Bike to UF. Area is very quiet and is
pet-friendly. I'm moving out of state and need
to sublease ASAPI Call 678-697-1318. 2-
Roommate Matching HERE
Oxford Manor 377-2777
The Landings 336-3838
The Laurels 335-4455
Hidden Lake 374-3866
Female grad student wanted to share spa-
cious 3/2 house. Convenient to UF, Shands
& vet school, very quiet neighborhood, large
privacy fenced yard. Clean/friendly pets may
be considered - sorry no cats. 352-359-3165
1 BR/BA in 2 BR/BA. BRAND NEW. Jackson
Square.. 30 second walk to campus. 10
ft. ceilings, prvt balcony. Cable, Internet,
Utilities Incl. $850/month. Call 561-912-0190
Nice house 4 bed 2 bath. $300 a month
excluding cable and utilities. $300 deposit.
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-
* ALSO 5BR house, bike to UF. $1000. 352-
FEMALE roommate SW estate Irg pvt rm pvt
bath&pvt 2carG wifi hi spd cable W/D util big
scm hotub fireplace 10min to UF $250/mo
213.2933 Iv mssg 2-15-08-20-4
Avail Immediately. Perfect for GradlMed/
Intl students. Large room wlpvt bath in
larg, quiet home 5 min to UF. $550/mo +
utils. W/D, CH/AC. Newly decorated. Call
352-284-0979 Short term available. 2-19-
$595 incl all utils. 1 college student needed to
fill a room in house off NW 16th andl4g-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
AVAIL NOW. 1 BR/BA in 2 BR/BA quiet large
condo, nicely furnished, except BR, w/female
UF grad student, bus route, pool. $420 + 1/2
util. 207-338-1808 sandy email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 3-
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.
2BRs in 4BR/2BA house w/large fenced yard
$375 each. Quiet students or professionals
only. Must like pets. 5 min to UF/SFCG~BR
3/1-6/1 - 1BR 8/1 or longer. 692-4419. 2-8-
Room for rent 2/2 Brandywine - Old Archer.
Furnished, big screen TV. Short or long term
OK. Call Shane 941-932-1189 $390 + 1/2
SW Gainesville 4 bed 2 bath house. 2 rooms
for rent $450/$425 Includes all util. cable and
wireless. Five min. from campus. 3A2-339-
* � *
14, ALLIGATOR 0 FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8,2008
a lI Roommates
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 email@example.com
1 bed/bath in a 3/2 house. Mins. from cam-
pus. Only have 1 other roomatel 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.
C01t, 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-
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-
1BR in 3BR/2BA home
in NW. Quiet student or professional. $500/
mo + 1/2 utils. Call 443-845-4294 2-20-
2 rooms, $85-$100 P/W priv, locked BR, Col/
TV, Full cable, call 376-0384 for all info, leave
msg & #, if I am not there, will respond within
2-3 hours. 2-14-5-4
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Pool, W/D, NEW Appl., yard space
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Call Howard at 352-224-1219 2-15-08-17-5
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4.14 acres $44,900 w/ deep dockable water.
SAVE THOUSANDS during off season!
Gorgeous wooded acreage. Boat directly to
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(800)564-5092 x 990. 2-8-1-5
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w/deep dockable water. Huge winter savings
on gorgeous wooded acreage. Boat directly
to Gulf of Mexico! Must see! Excellent financ-
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(800)564-5092. x 954. 2-8-1-5
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80% SOLD OUT!
BRAND NEW CONSTRUCTION
CLOSE TO UF AND HANDS
Starting In the mid $170's
Gated Community on Bus Route
2508 SW 35th Place
OPEN HOUSE Th & F 2-5, Sat 12-5
Contact Birdie Mumane, Venture Realty
of North Florida at 352-222-8888 or visit
>>>>>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. 2-22-08-15-5
* BEST BIDDER SALE *
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BIDS START at $54,500
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Park, fishing, view, private, good access
$89,500 (866)789-8535. 2-8-1-5
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BED - QUEEN - $110 ORTHOPEDIC
Extra thick, pillow-top, mattress & box. Name
brand, new, still in plastic. Call 352-372-7490
will deliver. 4-23-08-72-6
BED - FULL SIZE - $85 ORTHOPEDIC
Pillow-top mattress & box. New, unused, still
in plastic w/warranty. Can deliver. Call 352-
MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT - $375
Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must
sell. Can deliver. Retail $1600. 352-372-7490
BED - KING - $170 PILLOWTOP
mattress & box springs. Orthopedic rated.
Name brand, new, never been used, in
plastic with warranty. Call 352-372-8588 Can
CHERRY SLEIGH BED solid with Pillowtop
Mattress & Box. All new still boxed. Cost
$1500, sacrifice $450 352-333-7516
Sofa $175 Brand new in pkg 333-7516
BEDROOM SET. 7pc Cherry, Queen/ king
bed, dresser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, chests
avail. Dovetail const. New, in boxes. Can de-
liver. Retail $6500, must sell, sacrifice $1100
(352) 372-7490 4-23-08-71-6
SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather.
Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail
$2650. Sacrifice $750. Call 352-377-9846
DINING ROOM Beautiful cherry set w/table,
6 Chippendale chairs, hutch & buffet. New,
still in boxes. Retail $5200, sacrifice $1100.
Must sell. Can deliver. 352-372-8588 4-23-
FUTON Solid oak mission-style frame w/
mattress. New, in box. $140 332-9899
DINETTE SET 5pc $85 Brand new in box.
Never used. 352-377-9846 4-23-72-6
"BEDS - ALL BRAND NEW"
"Full $80 Queen $100 King $170"
Orthopedic pillow-top sets. Brand name
matching sets not used or refurbished. Still
in plastic, direct from factory! 352-333-7516.
BED- QUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mat-
tress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand
new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver.
$120 352-377-9846. 4-23-72-6
Bed- All New Kingl 3pc Orthopedic pillowtop
mattress set. Brand NEW, still in plastic with
warranty. Can deliver. $200 352-333-7516.
BEDROOM SET- $300 BRAND NEW
Still in boxes! 6 pieces include: Headboard,
2 Nightstands, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must
sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 4-23-08-
FUTON - $60 Solid Oak Mission Style. With
plush mattress $140. All brand NEW still in
box. Can deliver. 352-333-7516 4-23-72-6
Pool Table - Gorgeous 8" All wood table.
Leather pockets, Italian 1" slate, carved legs.
Brand new still in crate. MUST SELL Retail
$5500. Sell $950. Can deliver 352-377-9846
Hot Tub/Spa - $1295 Brand New Loadedl
Waterfall, LED lights, cupholders, 110-v
energy efficient with warranty. Free delivery,
MUST SELL 352-372-8588 4-23-72-6
Bed-FULL size pillowtop mattress & box.
New, in plastic, warr. Can del. $90 317-4031
Sofa $185 Brand new! Love seat $150 still in
pkg. Can del 352-333-7516 4-23-72-6
CASH PAID FOR LAPTOPS
Working or not, Joel
www.pcrecycle.biz 336-0075 4-23-72-7
Computer Help Fast Gatoriand Computers
House/Dorm Fast response. No waiting/
unplugging/hassels. $30 Gator discount
w/lD. Certified MCSE Technicians. 338-8041.
WII For Sale
Private, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF.
Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-538-
2181. Can leave mssg. 4-23-08-72-10
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AT GIVE AWAY PRICES!
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leaks need repair. firstname.lastname@example.org 2-
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*****New Scooters 4 Less*****
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Great Scooters, Service & Prices!
118 NW 14th Ave, Ste D, 336-1271
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***GatorMoto*** Our new state of
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scooters.\Pickup Available. Low Labor Rates.
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New Scooters 4 Less has LOW service rates!
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Pick-ups avail $19.99 oil changes!! 336-1271
CLOSE TO CAMPUS 534 SW 4th Ave.
Scooters, E-bikes, Offroad, & Accessories!!
Best Prices and Customer Service!!
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GATORMOTO is Gainesville's number 1
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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
2005 KAWASAKI NINJA 250.
2600 miles, LOW MILES! After stock add-
ons. Garage kept. Includes jacket, helmet,
UF Decal and other extras. Great price!
email@example.com or 352-262-2005. 2-13-
2003 HONDA Metropolitan yellow scooter.
2050 miles & clean. Stored under cover.
Includes helmet, lock & cover. KBB value is
$1225, selling for first $1199 or best offer.
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*FAST CASH PAID FOR ANY CAR*
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Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes
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3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com
CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150
OVER 50 IMPORTS UNDER $10,000
SELECT MOTOR CAR
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For listings call 800-366-9813 ext 9765
POWER WINDOWS DON'T WORK?
On site available. Call Steve 352-226-1973
*FAST CASH PAID*
For any car, truck, or SUV - Running or not.
'94 and up. Call Segovia 352-284-8619 4-
* Sun City Auto Sales
* 2000 discount off finance price
* No credit check.
* All vehicles "O" down
* 352-338-1999 4-23-08-58-12
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* More than 300 vehicles in stock
* 30 days warranty any finance
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* Free service until end of contract
* Any vehicle finance
* Oil change/tune up/brake job
* 352-338-1999 4-23-08-58-12
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 EXTRAS!!! Call 407 460 6884
* Sunrise Auto Sales
* 2000 discount off finance price
* No credit check
* All vehicles inspected by mechanic
* 352-375-9090 4-23-57-12
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* More than 300 vehicles in stock
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0 06 Honda Civic EX, 2Dr, 39k, BIk $11,999
* 04 Honda Civic, EX, 76k, $10,999
* 04 Honda Accord, LX, 58k, $11,999
* 352-275-9090 4-23-57-12
* Sunrise Auto Sales
* 04 Honda Element, EX, $11,999
* 03 Honda Civic LX, 56k, $9999
* 02 Honda Odyssey, $9999
* 352-375-9090 4-23-57-12
* Sunrise Ato Sales
* 02 Honda Accord, EX, $8999
* 02 Honda Accord, SE, $9999
* 01 Honda Accord, SE, $7999
* 00 Honda Accord, SE, $7999 4-23-57-12
2006 Chev AVEO-MUST SELL excellent
condition NEAR WHOLESALE $8499
Low Miles-still under warranty-Bill/Mary
352.542.2985 after 6pm 2-12-08-3-12
1992 Honda Civic, Hatchback,3D,DX.
Automatic Transmission. Blue. 99,000 miles.
Radio and cassette player.Asking $ 2,555.00
Call: 352-317-6487. 2-14-08-5-12
2003 Toyota Camry LE, Silver.Auto
Transmission.cruise control,power windows,
leather seats, tinted windows, cassette and
CD player. 67,800 miles. Asking $ 12,650.00
call: 352-317-6487 2-14-08-5-12
$500 POLICE IMPOUNDS Cars from $500!
Tax Repos, US Marshall and IRS sales!
Cars, Trucks, SUV's, Toyota's, Honda's,
Chevy's, more! For Listings Call (800)706-
1739 x2486. 2-8-1-12
THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY
NEEDS VOLUNTEER DRIVERS
Transport patients to/from treatments
Must have valid driver's license,
safe driving record & attend training session.
Call 352-376-6866 ext 114 for more info.
LOCAL ARTIST NEEDS:
* Gold * Diamonds * Gems * Class Rings
* ETC * Top Cash $$$ or Trade *
OZZIE'S FINE JEWELRY 373-9243. 4-23-
BE AN INSPIRATION!
Take a blind lady to Mass on Sundays and for
walks and shopping as needed. We'll have
lots of fun! And you will make a new friend!
Contact 219-6948. 2-15-08-72-13
UF GRAD PAYS MORE
for gold jewelry, scrap gold, Rolex, diamonds,
guitars, etc. Top $$$. Get my offer before you
sell! Call Jim 376-8090 or 222-8090 4-23-
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,
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-
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made through advertising. We suggest that
any reader who responds to advertising use
caution and investigate the sincerity of the
advertiser before giving out personal infor-
mation or arranging meetings
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Students in Accounting, Aviation, Business/
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Gator Domino's is growing again. We are
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COMMERCIAL CALL CENTER
Phone reps needed ASAP Political & Corp
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352/371-5888 X111, 4112 NW 22 Dr. 4-
Paid survey takers needed in Gainesville.
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Leasing Specialist, PT
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220 N. Main; 352-375-2152 X301 x301
DELIVERY DRIVERS up to $12/hr.
KITCHEN HELP $7.00-$7.25/hr.
CALIFORNIA CHICKEN GRILL 378-2442
INSIDE SALES PEOPLE
For a majortelecom company. Flexible hours.
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EARN $60 THIS WEEK!
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Now Hiring FT & PT positions available.
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Phone survey interviewers wanted.
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If You're Not Earning
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Ml1 Help Wanted
* 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.
$STUDENTS GET CASH ON THE SPOT$
f.-gently used clothing/accessories & fur-
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Chic Resale Boutique 2906 NW 13th St. 372-
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-
Bonuses, Benefits & Upward Mobility:
FT & PT openings for outgoing,
customer friendly saleslleasing agents
w/ strong saleslclosing skills. Fax/email
resume, cover letter & avail schedule
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; email@example.com
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-
Statewide Furniture Installers Needed.
Hiring Today for FT&Summer Work. Starting
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& Competitive $ 0 Sales Experience
Required 0 eBay exp. + 0 Resume to
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looking for exp. retail sales person! Must be
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Store hours 10-6 Flex schedule. Oaks Mall
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Earn $800-$3200 a month to drive brand
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Great Pay and Bonus Opportunites!
Local Office at NW 10th Ave. and 6th St.
Call 321-406-1123 or 914-816-1123
Greed is good. We're a Gainesville-area
newspaper looking for an advertising sales
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WiI Help Wanted
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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.
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
For adult entertainment company. Make
$1000+/wk. Flex schedule. 378-3312 4-23-
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Perfect Part-Time Job
Growing Sales Office seeks committed
Phone Sales Reps. Hourly+Commisions
up to $20/hr. Pd. Weekly. Set Sched: M-F
6-10pm. Leave Message @ 352-377-2573
ALESYS is in need of IT personnel to
maintain our web apps and server. FT,
PT, and Internships available. Must have
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and Microsoft Office. Knowledge of SQL,
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Microsoft Small Business Server help-
ful. Non-smokers only email resume to
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
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Like $$? Like Baseball & Softball? Earn
money umpiring Babe Ruth baseball and
softball games. Umpires needed for the City
of Gainesville baseball and softball leagues.
Babe Ruth Umpire clinic Feb 17 at the Yerkes
Center (beside the library) in Waldo. For
more info call Denise Denton 393-8753 2-
Mortgage lender has immediate openings
for college students for telephone sales posi-
tions. No exp required. Flex hours. Apply in
person between 5 & 8 pm, Mo-Fr 1900 SW
34th St. Ste 206 (2nd fir above credit union)
Online brand Protection Company acquired
by large corporation & is now experiencing
rapid growth. Positions available - great ben-
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1 J l Help Wanted
TGR INVESTMENTS is currently looking for
location scouts. This job requires out of state
travel. Pay starts @ $450/wk. No exp neces-
sary, must have valid drivers license. Apply in
4-23- person M-F, 10-5, 1031 NW 6th St, Ste A-3,
Sales selling cutting edge products.
Great commission & benefits package.
Join us making up to $1000 day
702-250-4956 to schedule a interview
VALENTINES DAY DELIVERY DRIVERS
with vans/S.U.V.s or large cars for Thurs, Feb
14th. Floral Expressions Florist. We have
over 1000 orders. Top $$$. Call Brett @ 375-
Barbers & Stylists
At 1115 W. University Ave. 352-380-0304
Use Facebook to make money for Spring
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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-
lII Help Wanted
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
part-time employees and their dependents
after just 30 days of service. Must be willing
to commit to at least one year of employment.
For more information, please call 1-800-
KAPTEST or email
FUN IN THE SUN
Sports & Entertainment Advertising Firm
seeks 8-9 motivated individuals for
entry-level event marketing.
Ask for Brianna @ 352-377-3295
FUN and ENERGETIC people wanted for
residential summer camp counselor posi-
tions. 45 min. from Gainesville. Contact
Campcrystal.com or 352-475-1414. 2-26-
o Help Wanted
FT/PT positions avail.
Nts & wkends a plus.
HOUSE CLEANING JOB
All around cleaning & laundry
FT - M-F 10am-5pm $6.75/hr. Call 256-3323
for more info and interview. 2-13-08-10-14
Business Opportunity!! Become a
MonaVie Distributor. Make a six figure
salary in your spare time. To learn more
visit www.monavie.com or call 352-339-0655
Temp part time help wanted for 7 weeks start-
ing 2/13/08. Pleasant professional person to
answer phones. 4 hours per day (FLEXIBLE)
5 days per week. $9/hour. Contact Shai
Hasse at 371-4333 or fax 371-0200.
The Honey Baked Ham Co & Cafe is now
hiring for front sales positions. Approx 20-
25 hrs, $7/hr starting pay. Apply in person
618 NW 60th St. (Behind McDonalds on
Newberry Rd) Call 331-1253 2-14-08-5-14
5 INTERNS NEEDED
To work for famous campus artist Jimmie
Williams. All interns get FREE drawings and
commission checks for sales. Call 352-219-
Fun & Fitmess
Promote you4I fiM and fi ness p oduc1ts
or services to more thanO 50,000
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Drivers: LOVE YOUR JOB! Bonus & Paid
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Driver-BYNUM TRANSPORT- needs
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& National OTR positions. Food grade
tanker, no hazmat, no pumps, great benefits,
competitive pay & new equipment. (866)GO-
BYNUM. Need 2 years experience. 2-8-1-14
Drivers-Flatbed Recent Average $903/wk
Late Model Equipment, Strong Freight
Network, 401K, Blue Cross Insurance
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IMPORT AUTO REPAIR.BMW, Mercedes,
Porsche, Volvo, VW, Honda, Toyota, Nissan,
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prices, near UF, AAA approved 378-7830
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The countryclub for horses & owners.
Customer lounge w/full kitchen & bath. 250' x
160' riding ring, round pen & jump paddock.
Lessons. 30 acres, 40 matted stalls, 19 sepa-
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Flexible Scheduling Exclusive Facility
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All facilities & amenities, quality instruc-
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nursing career is at Shands HealthCare:
.. Dozens of specialties, a choice of
Practice settngs, leading-edge research,
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work alogsde North Central Flonda's
| most 'prom4rnnt nursing expts. It's
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Info Session: 4:30pmn-700pm
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- Grand Ball Room
1714 SW 34th St, Gainesvile
* Meet & Mingle With
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S" Nursing at Shands means enjoying the
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Come find out why. Call Jackie Hillard at
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to attend, please submit a completed
applicaton.and.bring Selecnon Sheet to
our HR Lobby at 1329 SW 16th Street,
Gainesville by 4.00pm on 21./8B.
the BEST of LIFE
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on Tues. Spar on Thurs. 1st week free! 371-
1007. 4000 W. Newberry Rd. Nos falamos
Get Help With Statistics
Dissertations, Theses, Tutoring, & Research
UF PhD with 9 years experience
Jeff Miller - 352.505.2798
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Former UF advisor will help you submit your
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available for tutoring in Turkish.
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acres located in Alachua. Excellent care irr
a safe and family oriented enviornment. Call
Anna for details (352) 318-9622 or visit us
online @ www.pineforestfarm.com 3-20-
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happily married couple is looking to adopt a
baby. Lots of love promised, top notch edu-
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counseling. Call Karen or Stan at Brenner
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Stress; Sports; Relationship/Loss; PTSD;
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Hypnosis, 665-0928 2-20-08-20-16
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prices include: Round-trip luxury cruise with
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Second-half run spurs UF to victory against Auburn
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UF guard Sha Brooks drives to the basket during the Gators' 73-67 win against Auburn on
Thursday. Brooks scored 16 points and added five rebounds and four steals.
By PHIL KEGLER
Alligator Staff Writer
You could see it in their faces. The Gators
didn't want to let this one slip away.
Not after letting Vanderbilt pull away for
a 10-point win a week ago.
Not after letting No. 8 LSU dominate all
but the last five minutes of Sunday's game.
So when the final buzzer sounded after
UF's 73-67 win, Jennifer Mossor ran and
bumped chests with Susan Yenser, the team
smiled and gave each other high-fives in
a happier-than-usual postgame huddle at
midcourt, and UF coach Amanda Butler
clapped her hands in tandem with the fans
as she waited for her postgame radio show.
Displaying the intensity and fire of a team
upset with itself after losing two straight, the
Gators refused to let Auburn steal this win
Having lost its last three in the O'Connell
Center, including two blowouts, UF (15-8,4-
4 Southeastern Conference) held off Auburn
(15-7, 3-4 SEC) behind 61.5-percent shooting
in the second half.
Guard Sha Brooks scored 16 points and
added five rebounds and four steals. The
junior hit just 3 of 14 shots from the field
but went 8 for 8 from the free-throw line,
including four in the final minute to seal the
"The thing that is so amazing about Sha's
play is the things she's giving us that don't
have anything to do with if she's shooting
well or if she's not shooting well," Butler
said. "Our team's composure at the end of
the game was a reflection of Sha having the
ball in her hands and everybody knowing
that everything was going to be OK."
The Gators scored 15 straight points dur-
ing a period of 3:57, encompassing the end
of the first half and beginning of the second,
to open up a 10-point advantage they would
"I thought that was the ballgame right
there," Auburn coach Nell Fortner said.
"Coming out slow to start the second half,
it's been a little bit of a problem of ours. It got
us tonight. Those are hard things to recover
when you're playing a team like Florida, and
you know it's going to be a close game and
go down to the wire. Ten down is hard to
The Tigers almost did come back behind
30 points and nine rebounds from guard
DeWanna Bonner, one shy of the junior's ca-
n a p to t - nt nLL
Freshmen add power to Gators' speed-oriented lineup
By EVAN DREXLER
Alligator Staff Writer
If you're wondering how the
UF baseball team will replace the
home runs Matt LaPorta hit during
the last four years, senior designat-
ed hitter Bryson Barber suggests
you look toward the freshmen.
"Josh Adams and Evan
Chambers, boy, they might be the
two people with the most power
on the team," Barber said. "They
can both just crush the ball. They
really stand out."
Apparently, Barber knew what
he was talking about.
The Gators played their second
intrasquad scrimmage with um-
pires on Wednesday afternoon,
and the highlight of the contest
was a towering grand slam off
The ball left sophomore pitcher
Billy Bullock's hand, and it was
beyond- the left center-field fence
It sailed over the black bar-
rier between the field and the
O'Connell Center gated parking
There's no way to tell for sure,
but the ball probably traveled
more than 400 feet, considering
the left-center field wall is 365 feet
from the plate.
"It feels good, putting the team
up four runs," Adams said. "I've
faced Billy numerous times from
the fall till now. He's just a fast-
ball-slider guy. It actually was a
really good pitch. It was a sinker
down and in."
Adams and the Orange Team
defeated the Blue Team 8-4 in a
five-inning game that saw the
young players best what will likely
be the Gators' starting lineup this
The Blue Team - this season's
starters - was at a disadvantage
from the start, spotting the,Orange
Team three runs to simulate game-
not expect to hit
home runs like
that off pitchers
he has never
once the season
"It's going to be interesting to
see how it goes," he said. "It'll be
a lot better than what 1 saw in high
Adams won't crack the starting
lineup immediately, but he doesn't
mind helping out wherever he's
"Right now, I'm just roaming
around everywhere," he said.
"Wherever they need me to play,
As a freshman, he still has a
lot to learn. In between the eighth
and ninth innings Wednesday,
Adams and fellow freshman Chris
Freshcorn were lazily tossing the
ball back and forth instead of giv-
ing the concentration the coaching
"They expect every throw, ev-
ery catch to be just like you're in a
game situation," Adams said.
Chambers struck out three
times in the game, but Barber sees
a bright future for the powerful
"1 can only imagine them when
they're my age," Barber said.
"They're going to be something
UF's pitching looked shaky at
best, with Bullock throwing eight
consecutive balls at one point, get-
ting one out and then giving up the
Cody Barnes, a freshman
right-hander, also had two shaky
innings, giving up three runs, two
walks and hitting a batter.
Junior Stephen Locke appeared
strongest of all the pitchers. Locke
saw seven batters and retired six
of them, only allowing one firne
run to sophomore outfielder Jake
Hicks. Sophomore shortstop Cole
Figueroa, who had the highest
batting average last season among
returning players (.332), went 0 for
4, striking out twice, lining out to
center field and reaching on an
reer high. Auburn cut the lead to 3 on three
separate occasions in the final two minutes,
but UF was able to answer each time.
Butler said she told her team after the
game, "We were treating her like it washer
birthday today and just giving her points left
Fortner wished Bonner's effort would
have been enough.
"That's pretty typical of her," Fortner
said. "She did as much as she could to help
us win this ballgame. You've got to have
other players help, and we just didn't get
enough help tonight." _'
Mossor added a team-high 17 points
off the bench, including three momentum-
swinging 3-pointers in the second half. The
sophomore guard shot 7 of 10 from the floor,
and her postgame joy was hard to miss.
"You've got to generate your own
momentum. You've got to gener-
ate your own confidence."
UF women's basketball coach
"I just hit that first 3 in the second half,
and it just gave me confidence to keep
shooting," Mossor said, smiling throughout.
"Coach was telling me to shoot it. I did. It felt
good so I just keep shooting.".
After slow starts in their last two games
led to big deficits, the Gators came out
with a lot of intensity on the defensive end
Thursday. UF held Auburn to 28.6 percent
shooting in the first half and forced the Tigers
to commit six turnovers. UF's leading scorer,
Marshae Dotson, went scoreless in the first
half, after playing only seven minutes due to
Despite missing Dotson, UF scored the
last 6 points before halftime to take a 27-26
lead into the break. The Gators then scored
9 straight after intermission; helped by two
Auburn turnovers and 4 points from Dotson,
who would finish the game with 11 and
added seven rebounds. <, -
UF can't look past Mississippi State (14-9,
2-6 SEC) on Sunday, a team that led by 7 at
halftime against No. 2 Tennessee at home
Thursday, before falling to the Volunteers
"You've got to generate your own mo-
mentum," Butler said. "You've got to gen-
erate your own confidence. A win like this
certainly puts us in that position."
20, ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2008
Gators start season in unprecedented territory
* NO. 13 UF WILL PLAY FIVE
GAMES OVER THE WEEKEND.
- By KYLE MAISTRI
The UF softball team kicks off
its season this weekend with two
things the program has never seen
before - a No. 13 preseason rank-
in and two returning National
Fasfpitch Coaches Association All-
Second-team NFCA All-
American pitcher Stacey Nelson
and third-team NFCA All-American
second baseman Kim Waleszonia,
who will move to center field this
year, anchor a Gators squad that en-
ters the 2008 season with its highest
preseason ranking ever.
"We definitely set a higher stan-
dard, and we're looking to go fur-
ther this year," Nelson said.
Waleszonia, the first position
player in UF history to earn All-
American honors, was quick to
point out that individual accolades
mean nothing without team suc-
"I worked hard for it, but I wasn't
working for that," she said. "Those
things don't matter in the end, be-
cause it's a team sport."
This year, the Gators will try to
improve upon coming within one
game of a College World Series
berth. Coach Tim Walton made it
known that the coaching staff is con-
cerned with three major obstacles
standing in the way.
"Getting them experience in ad-
verse situations, building chemistry
and playing time are all coaching
things that I have to do a good job
of," Walton said.
Balanced playing time might be
especially hard to manage because
UF expanded its roster to 20 players
this spring, up from 16 a year ago.
Helping to focus the young team,
which includes nine incoming fresh-
men,.will be the Gators' lone senior,
outfielder Mary Ratliff.
Ratliff didn't earn a starting spot
until last season and made the most
of it by becoming one of UF's most
reliable all-around players.
She finished the 2007 campaign
fourth on the team in batting aver-
age (.280) and RBI
(28) while posting
a perfect fielding
Softball Waleszonia and
players Corrie Brooks, Francesca
Enea, Alexandra Gardiner, Kristina
Hilberth and Brooke Johnson
should all at least begin the season
in starting roles.
However, expect a lot of different
lineups from Walton, who believes
'the Gators' depth, athleticism and
hard-working attitudes will be their
Walton will get to make the first
evaluation of his youthful team this
weekend, when the Gators open up
the season in Tampa at the USF-
"We're talented. We're skilled,"
Walton said. "But one thing we don't
have, we don't have the gamers."
UF will play doubleheaders
on Friday and Saturday and then
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UF junior Kim Waleszonia is one of the Gators' two NFCA All-Americans, and she is the only position
player in school history to earn the honor.
wrap up the trip against host USF to gain valuable experience, but
on Sunday. the team's leader in the circle isn't
An early-season tournament will concerned about the large freshmen
be a good way for the newcomers class.
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tem," Nelson said. "They've been
responsive and easy to work with.
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Gators defeat Troy, weather to remain undefeated
By CHRISTOPHER YAZBEC
If the UF women's tennis team
is scheduled to play a match, it's
a good bet that rain will be in the
After two matches were post-
poned due to weather earlier this
season, the showers struck again
during Thursday's match against
Troy, but this time the Gators (3-0)
played through the wet weather and
were able to complete their 7-0 win.
The last match finished minutes
before heavy rains washed out the
"It was perfect," UF coach
Roland Thomqvist said. "Thank
goodness it worked out."
The Gators jumped out early on
their opponent in doubles, sweeping
all three matches. Seniors Whitney
Benik and Lolita Frangulyan won
8-2 in their first match together since
their freshmen seasons.
"We could just get the confidence
and get it rolling," Frangulyan said.
"Of course, we have those memories
of playing together. ... I know we
can do good. We're much better than
we were. We're more experienced
than we were freshman year."
Added Thomqvist: "They've got
a lot of imagination. They can be
very unorthodox in how they move
on the court, which is why we put
The Trojans presented more of
a challenge to the Gators on the
singles courts. UF was pushed to
three sets on two courts, one involv-
ing Benik and the other sophomore
Alexander finished off her oppo-
nent in a third-set tiebreak, winning
6-3, 3-6, 1-0 (10-8). Soon after, Benik
completed match play against her
feisty opponent, 6-0,4-6,6-2.
"We had two singles matches
that lasted two hours," Thomqvist
said. "We need that stuff. We've
been playing points in practice, but
it's not quite the same as playing
with a jersey on."
Neither Frangulyan nor sopho-
more Marrit Boonstra had a prob-
lem with her singles matches. They
cruised 6-0, 6-0.
"Today, I looked at the weather
and I saw it was going to rain again,
and I was like, 'What is this, (we're)
without luck," Frangulyan said. "It's
great to finish. I kept [the rain] in my
head all the time."
Sophomore Anastasia Revina
played and won her first match of
the season after sitting out the first
two matches due to a wrist injury.
She started down 4-1 but rallied to
take the first set and match, 6-4, 6-2.
The UF men's tennis team will
begin play Friday at 3 p.m. against
its first of two in-state opporne"
The No. 19 Gators (2-2) will host
South Florida first, followed by
archrival Florida State on Saturday
at 1 p.m.
3-point shooting key for Jekyll-and-Hyde UF squad to get back on track
HOOPS, from page 22
with our lack of size, is that these guys have
an air of confidence and they do believe in
The Gators will search for their better half
Saturday against the Bulldogs (11-9, 2-5 SEC).
If UF plans to improve, 3-point shooting
must become a focus.
In their five losses, the Gators connected on
just 21.7 percent of shots from beyond the arc.
In wins, UF is hitting 42.1 percent.
Tennessee hit 13 from downtown on
Tuesday, including six - one more than the
entire UF squad - by senior Chris Lofton.
"Three-pointers change the face of the
game," guard Jai Lucas said. "You can't re-
ally win games without defense, so everything
needs to pick up a level."
Lucas said the Gatos will continue to shoot
the ball and remain confident in doing so.
"That's one thing we'll always be confident
about, because everyone believes they can
do what they do the best
and we have a lot of good
shooters," he said. One
thing about shooters is that
once you stop shooting,
that's when your confi-
dence goes and then you
really won't hit shots."
Lucas After the tough road
trip, Lucas said the Gators
are happy to return home. UF is 13-1 in the
O'Connell Center this season and should
rebound against a struggling Georgia team
playing without second-highest scorer Billy
Humphrey, who was suspended for three
games after being arrested and charged
with underage possession of alcohol early
"It's a really weird feeling," Lucas said.
"Two straight20-point losses, I don't care who
you are, it's no fun. We're getting that itch
where we want a win real bad. We'll probably
come out with the most passion and aggres-
sion we've had all year."
Faehn plans to
GYM, from page 22
nent Kentucky on Friday.
Coach Rhonda Faehn has sched-
uled a double weekend of road
meets every year since she arrived
"It gives them a little bit of a
heads up," Faehn said. "Nationals
has two in a row, but they are back
to back, so this will push our ath-
letes mentally and physically to see
what it's like ahead of time, so they
can go best prepare for NCAAs."
While the No. 3 Gators don't
often compete in two meets in the
same weekend, Faehn does not
expect her athletes to suffer from
fatigue in the second meet against
Faehn will use the same lineup
in two competitions - the uneven
parallel bars and the balance beam
- but will make changes on the
floor and vault in the second meet.
"We don't want to take the risk
of potential injuries if there is fa-
tigue, so for the leg events, which
are little bit harder on the body, we
will switch that up," Faehn said.
There will be a change this
weekend to the top of uneven
bars rotation. After struggling the
last few weeks, Nicola Willis will
switch to the second spot in the ro-
tation and Maranda Smith will lead
off for the Gators.
Even with the change and new
challenge, the Gators should be
able to hold off the two unranked
opponents, especially with UF's
history against the two teams. The
Gators are 68-1 against the two
teams all-time, with 61 of the wins
coming against the Wildcats.
Reid to WR Harvin
RECRUIT, from page 22
doesn't think his star player will waver.
"I've heard him talk about Florida a lot before,"
he said. "This is not a new thing. He really likes
At 5 feet 9 inches and 178 pounds, Reid is similar
in body type and athleticism to current UF corer-
back Joe Haden.
Like Haden, Reid played on both sides of the
ball in high school, and his position in college is yet
to be decided. He even played at quarterback in a
formation named after UF quarterback Tim Tebow.
"He can do a lot of things with the ball in his
hands, but he maybe a defensive back at the next
level," Simmons said. "Still, he could be an option
to run the ball. He's just an explosive
Reid ran for 191 yards and two
Fo l touchdowns in his state champion-
Fo ball ship game, while also intercepting
a pass, blocking an extra point and
running for a'two-point conversion.
McPherson's favorite memory of Reid came
during an 18-8 win against rival Valdosta High in
With Lowndes leading 11-8 with less than two
minutes left, McPherson was just hoping to run the
clock down and escape with a victory.
Reid had other plans.
"We just handed him the ball on a power run,
and he broke about four tackles and went all the
way for a touchdown," McPherson said. "We were
just trying to run the clock out, and when he busted
that one it was all over."
The 53-yard sprint put the game away, and
plays like that prompted Meyer to compare Reid to
the Gators' most explosive player.
"Meyer said (Reid) was going to play in that po-
sition that (UF wide receiver Percy Harvin) plays,"
McPherson said. "I told Greg that, and he said,
'What about defense?' I told him he needs to stay
on offense because he's too good with the ball."
Casey Brooke Lawson/ Alligator
UF gymnast Corey Hartung competes on the balance beam during the Gators'
victory against Arkansas on Feb. 1 in Gainesville.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2008
Inconsistent UF looks to rebound
U THE GATORS HOST GEORGIA ON SATURDAY
AFTER LOSING TWO STRAIGHT.
By DANNY KLEIN
Alligator Staff Writer
A trait of all young teams is inconsistency.
For the Gators, this trend has defined a season filled
S - with surprising wins and crushing defeats.
'4. . Never has it been more evident than in the past three
games, when the Gators followed their strongest win of
the season with a two-game span sure to haunt them for
weeks to come.
UF routed then-No. 14 Vanderbilt 86-64 before los-
ing by a combined 41 points to Arkansas and No. 7
Coach Billy Donovan addressed the
past two games with a simple mantra:
Move on. If the Gators are to rebound
and continue to grow, short-term
Men's memory will be a key factor for the
Basketball inexperienced group.
Saturday's home matchup with
Georgia will provide them with an op-
portunity to do just that.
"I was proud of the way our guys played and com-
peted, but I'm not into the moral victory that I'm happy
with that, but I saw strides. This is a 16-game schedule,
and we're at the halfway point. To me, it's how do we
come out and respond, not for what happened against
Arkansas, but for what happened against Tennessee."
In the Gators 18 wins this season, they are beating op-
ponents by an average of nearly 22 points per game. In
their losses, discounting the 2-point loss to Mississippi,
UF is falling by 17 points per contest.
This discrepancy has made the Gators a tough group
to predict. Donovan said a loss is a loss, regardless of the
margin and hopes his team continues to attack, regardless
of their recent struggles.
'"I have to instill confidence in those guys to shoot the
casey Brooke Lawson/ Alligator ball, because I do have belief," Donovan said. "The one
UF coach Billy Donovan yells-to his team during the second half of the thing that gives us a chance to win and compete, even
Gators' 86-64 home victory over Vanderbilt on Jan. 27. SEE HOOPS, PAGE 21
Two Gators will feel at home on the road
By BOBBY CALLOVI
For two UF gymnasts, this Sunday's
meet at Pittsburgh won't feel like an away
Corey Hartung and Rebekah Zaiser
each grew up within 25 miles of Pittsburgh,
and will have friends and family on hand
to see them perform.
Hartung is from Irwin, Pa. and Zaiser
hails from Mars, Pa.
"I'm very really excited for this week-
end because my parents make it to one or
two meets during the year," said Zaiser.
"So this means a lot to them to see me
Zaiser is coming off a win in the balance
beam last week against Arkansas with her
best collegiate score.
will have to overcome
anxiety from perform-
ing in front of her home-
"I was talking to
my coach from club
last week, and he was
Zalser like, 'I don't want you
to be nervous in front
of everybody," Zaiser said. "I'm going to
treat it like any other meet when I'm out
there performing. Just team goal first, but
I still be able to enjoy being in front of a
home crowd so there shouldn't be any
For Hartung, it will be the first time
competing in her home state, and she ex-
pects nearly 100 friends and family mem-
bers to attend the meet.
"My family from Ohio is driving over
to watch me, my brother, my sister and my
best friend who is probably one important
person coming because she doesn't really
get to see me often," Hartung said.
Between Hartung and Zaiser's fans,
about 200 supporters are expected to come
out and make the Gators feel at home.
But before the two get to compete in
front of familiar faces, they will have to go
up against Southeastern Conference oppo-
SEE GYM, PAGE 21
class of '09
By MIKE MCCALL
Alligator Staff Writer
It didn't take long for the Gators
to get started on their 2009 recruiting
Just one day after UF announced its
group of signees for 2008, Valdosta (Ga.)
Lowndes High's Greg Reid became the
first commit of next year's crop.
Reid's decision fulfilled Coach Urban
Meyer's promise on Wednesday that he
would make a concerted effort to recruit
Florida's northern neighbor.
"Georgia is an area that you're going
to see us hit much harder in the future,"
Meyer said at his National "Signing
Day press conference. "The more that I
watch the film, it's fantastic high school
Fantastic football is just what Reid
played in his junior year - he earned
all-state honors playing running back,
defensive back and kick returned - and
Lowndes won Georgia's AAAAA state
"Georgia is an area that you're
going to see us hit much
harder in the future."
UF football coach
Since recruiting sites haven't yet
ranked all of the 2009 prospects, Reid
doesn't have a rating, but Rivals.com
recruiting analyst Barton Simmons be-
lieves Reid will soon be a well-known
"I would definitely say he is one
of the top prospects in the state of
Georgia," Simmons said. "He has a
chance to be one of the top 250 prospects
in the country, and he's a four-star type
of kid. I think he's a huge pickup for
Florida this early."
Reid's early commitment leaves
plenty of time to change his mind, but
Lowndes coach Randy McPherson
SEE RECRUIT, PAGE 21
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24, ALLIGATOR N FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8,2008
Spring tees off for Gators
By ANDY HUTCHINS
At the end of its up-and-down fall
season, UF men's golf coach Buddy
Alexander said his team "played pretty
well" at the Callaway Golf Collegiate
Match Play Championship.
This came just three weeks after
Alexander tagged the entire fall as medio-
cre, saying, "I think we probably need to
readjust our expectations, our dedication
to getting better."
In a press conference earlier this week,
Alexander pointed to two-time All-
American Billy Horschel's absence follow-
ing his participation in the Walker Cup.
"You take your first guy out and plug in
your sixth guy, you're clearly not going to
be quite as good," Alexander said.
The No. 10 Gators have shown
Alexander something in their long layoff
since the late October end of the fall slate.
At that same Monday media session,
Alexander said, "The spring will be a lot
better. I'm pretty confident of that."
Only one team playing in this week-
end's SunTrust Gator Invitational has a
higher rating than UF. Duke is ranked No.
9 by Golfworld and No. 8 in Golfweek.
On the women's side, if the surprising
fall season was keyed by experience, simi-
lar success this spring might come from a
"You take your first guy out and
plug in your sixth guy, you're
clearly not going to be quite as
UF men's golf coach
All-American Sandra Gal is gone, elect-
ing to go pro early after she endured the
LPGA's "Q" School in November and
earned a full-time spot on the tour.
Factoring in ability, drive, and perhaps
a bit of luck, senior Tiffany Chudy can see
the end of the rainbow. "There's no doubt
about it: This team can win (an NCAA
Championship)," she said.
"I can easily see us holding the trophy
at the end of the year."
UF readies for Senior Day
By EUGENIO TORRENS
Four years in the making, and it all
"I can't believe it's this weekend,"
senior diver Sarah Ellerby said about
It's a thought shared by many seniors
on the UF swim teams. The UF men's
(9-3, 3-2 Southeastern Conference) and
women's (10-1, 4-1 SEC) swimming and
diving teams will finish off their dual-
meet season and seniors' home careers
against Florida Atlantic on Saturday.
"It comes by really fast," Ellerby said.
"I just want to be remembered for my
personality and as a competitor."
UF diving coach Donnie Craine is
used to seeing Ellerby near the pool.
"She's been around for four years,
dealing with me," Craine said. "It's great
for her that she's been able to put up with
me for that long."
Craine, who has seen a lot of Senior
Days, said it will be an emotional time
for Ellerby and the rest of the seniors.
Ellerby said she plans to take a year off
to explore her options before going to
graduate school. She will visit the team
and stay in contact with her friends on
the team. Ellerby is
the lone senior on
the diving team, but
the swim teams have
"They came in
and they've all turned
Ellerby into an outstand-
ing group," said UF
swimming coach Gregg Troy.
The men's team has finished in
the top five each year thus far in the
seniors' tenure and will look to make
it a fourth straight year at the NCAA
Championships in March.
Seniors on the women's team have
two top-10 finishes and a top-five finish
on their resumes.
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