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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12,2008


State leaders consider more Bright ideas


By ILEANA MORALES and
DEBORAH SWERDLOW
Alligator Writers

Two state leaders are bouncing
around ideas to change the Florida
Bright Futures Scholarship Program.
Both plans would provide incen-
tives for students studying technol-
ogy and health-related fields.


Mark Rosenberg, chancellor of
the Florida Board of Governors, the
State University System's highest
governing body, suggested reducing
the merit-based awards and using
the extra money to fund need-based
aid and scholarships for students
studying science, engineering, math,
medicine and education.
State Sen. Jeremy Ring pro-


posed a bill in January to base
Bright Futures financial awards
on students' majors. But Ring said
he is now planning
State to amend his bill to
News make the changes less
severe.
None of the chang-
es are set in stone. Both plans must
be approved by the Legislature. The


Legislature's next regular session
begins in March.
In Rosenberg's report, "Bright
Futures: Change It to Save It," he
called for freezing current Bright
Futures funding at $400 million and
using $100 million of that money for
need-based financial aid.
Of the other $300 million,
Rosenberg wrote that $100 million


should be used to provide incen-
tives to students studying science,
technology, math, engineering,
health and education.
The last $200 million would go
toward merit-based scholarships
under the current Bright Futures
criteria. The award amount would
be determined based on how many
SEE FUTURES, PAGE 10


Obama's past draws debate


* IMPACT OF DRUG USE
ON CAMPAIGN UNCLEAR.

By DREW HARWELL
Alligator Staff Writer
dharwell@alligator.org

Decades before Sen. Barack
Obama was a leading candidate
for the presidency, he was a lot
like many UF students: young,
intelligent and curious.
That college-aged curiosity
led him to use alcohol, mari-
juana and cocaine, decisions
that have now become points of
contention in his campaign.
Obama first told of his early
drug use in his 1995 memoir,
"Dreams from My Father: A
Story of Race and Inheritance."
He had just become
president of the Harvard Law

ON CAMPUS


Review at the time of the book's
publishing, but he was years
away from entering the nation-
al spotlight as a U.S. senator.
"Pot had helped, and
booze; maybe a little
blow when you could
afford it."
Barak Obama
presidential candidate

"Pot had helped, and booze;
maybe a little blow when you
could afford it," wrote Obama
about what he would later say
were "bad decisions." "Junkie.
Pothead. That's where I'd been
headed: the final, fatal role


of the young
man."


would-be black


In the pages that followed,
Obama wrote that he stopped
using the drugs. But that
hasn't kept voters nationwide,
including students at UF, from
questioning the consequences
of Obama's candor.
Charles Smith, a freshman
in political science and business
administration, said Obama's
testimony would harm his im-
age among voters.
Most Americans don't con-
done drug use, Smith said.
"It's nice to see a politician
being honest about it," he said,
"but it doesn't help him in the
long run."
Tyler Malmborg, a civil engi-
neering senior, said the negative
aspects of Obama's past would
be tempered by his honesty.
SEE DRUGS, PAGE 11


UPD clarifies Taser policy


By ILEANA MORALES
Alligator Writer
imnorales@alligator.org

The University Police Department has
updated its Taser-use policy to make it more
clear. Still, the Tasering of UF student Andrew
Meyer would have been appropriate un-
der the updated policy, a UPD official said
Monday.
UPD spokesman Capt. Jeff Holcomb said
the rewritten policy makes it clearer that UPD
officers shouldn't use a Taser on students flee-
ing or resisting officers passively. The change
comes after officers used a Taser on Meyer at a
September forum with U.S. Sen. John Kerry.
He said an example of passive resistance
could be students staging a sit-in at "Tigert
Hall protesting cutting down trees that fly-


ing squirrels live in" and refusing officers'
requests to move.
In such a case, officers could carry protes-
tors out, and if they comply, they should not
- be stunned with Tasers, he


Meyer
Meyer


said.
"But at the point when an
officer goes to put a hand on
you and you start resisting
and pushing, then you've
passed to active resistance
and it is at the officer's dis-
cretion," Holcomb said.
He added that if someone


is fleeing after committing a violent crime, the
policy would leave it up to an officer to decide
whether using a Taser is warranted.
The new policy was implemented immedi-
ately, he said.


i3 Gas prices
are expected
to dip slightly in
the next
few weeks
before rising to
more than
$3.50 by June.
See story, Page 5.


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learned from
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his father and oth-
ers around him en
route to becoming
a starter and on-
court leader for the
Gators.
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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2008 N ALLIGATOR, 3

UF ACADEMICS

Five UF professors awarded Fulbright scholarships


By LIA GANOSELLIS
Alligator Writer
eganosellis@alligator.org

Five UF professors are among
800 people in the country who have
been named Fulbright scholars for
2007-2008, allowing them to teach
and study in foreign countries, ac-
cording to a UF news release.
UF Provost Janie Fouke said she
was impressed that several of the
hundreds of chosen recipients were
UF professors.


"It's a great honor," Fouke said.
"They're symbols of the fact that
folks at UF see themselves on a
larger stage than just the Gainesville
stage."
The Fulbright Scholar Program
sends 800 U.S. faculty and profes-
sionals abroad every year to lecture
and conduct research, according to
its Web site. Last year, eight of 800
U.S. Fulbright scholars were UF pro-
fessors, according to the site.
Leslie Anderson, a political sci-
ence professor, will conduct research


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islative power in new
for four months in I
Argentina.
Marilyn Thomas-H
thropology and Afri
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migration in Halifax, C
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S Heckenberger studied and taught
Onor." at the University of Sao Paulo in
Janle Fouke Brazil.
UF provost Mark Hostetler, an urban plan-
ning professor, will study in New
utive and leg- Zealand.
democracies Amy Bard, a professor of African
Buenos Aires, and Asian languages and literature,
has been in India since December
ouston, an an- and will return to UF in March.
:an-American Fouke said she was equally im-
:udying black pressed that three foreign professors
anada. and researchers also chose UF as
ssor Michael their 2007-2008 host university.


Iram Khan of the Pakistani
Ministry of Industries is at UF re-
searching poverty reduction.m
Bhaskaran Mohan Kumar was in
Gainesville from September through
December researching tropical
home gardens. Kumar is the head
of Kerala Agricultural University's
college of forestry in India.
Jianmin Sun, a Chinese human
resources professor, has been at UF
since September studying the rela-
tionship between personality and
job performance.


UF students asked for input on environmental fee


* FEE WAS APPROVED IN LAST
SPRING'S SG ELECTIONS.

By KATIE SANDERS
Alligator Writer
ksanders@alligator.org

An online survey posted Monday asks
UF students to respond to a potential
"green" fee that would charge 50 cents per
credit hour each semester to further UF's
environmental efforts.
Student Government and the Division of
Student Affairs sponsored the survey, said
Student Body Treasurer E.J. Walicki.
Though the Renewable Energy Fee was


approved by 78 percent of voters in last
spring's SG elections, it must be approved
by the UF Board of Trustees, UF's governing
body; the Board of Governors, the govern-
ing body for Florida's public universities;
and the state Legislature, Walicki said.
The more feedback students can give the
institutions before they vote, the better, he
said.
Jeanna Mastrodicasa, assistant vice pres-
ident for UF student affairs, is the survey's
supervisor.
Mastrodicasa said its purpose is to nar-
row down the initiatives students want and
to strengthen the fee's case for the bodies
that control its fate.
State budget woes leave Moosbrugger


with doubts that the Legislature would vote
for the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship
Program to fund the fee, which is why a
survey question asks if
students would pay for
the fee if it isn't covered
by the scholarship.
The survey asks stu-
dents which projects
they would like the fee
to fund, such as solar
energy, biodiesel research
Mastrodicasa and updating old build-
ings with new technology.
The survey will be available until Feb.
22, she said, but it could last longer depend-
ing on the number of responses received.


Katherine Faist, a mechanical engineer-
ing junior, said the survey is a good effort,
and she thinks solar energy would be the
best use of the money given Florida's typi-
cally sunny weather.
However, if UF is going to collect money
from students, she said, it should focus on
aiding the homeless and improving the city
in other ways.
"I think our priorities are off," Faist
said.
Julie Noyes, a psychology junior, said
the fee would be a good way for students
to make UF a more sustainable campus at
a low cost.
"It's not that much that it's going to
cause a financial hardship," Noyes said.


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Early voting starts for city runoff


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Alachua County poll deputy Joseph Antonelli waits to assist early voters
for the District 2 City Commission runoff election Monday.


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the District 2 City Commission runoff
election's early voting week.
Those living in the district will
be able to cast their ballots for can-
didates Bonnie Mott or Lauren Poe
from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today through
Friday, Alachua County Supervisor of
Elections Pam Carpenter said. Polls
will also be open from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
on the weekend.
Carpenter's office, located down-
town at the County Administration
Building at 12 SE First St., is the only
open site for early voting. Other loca-
tions will open for the election on Feb.
19.
The candidates have been afforded
no breaks as the runoff vote nears.
Poe, a SFCC professor, said he and
his supporters have kept busy these
past few weeks knocking on doors and
calling prospective voters.
He's also gained support from an
unlikely source: his former opponent,
Bryan Harman, who since his third-
place finish in the previous election has
chosen to endorse Poe's campaign.
"Having grown kind of attached to
the district," Harman said, "I want to
make sure it goes to someone who has
a superb knowledge of the issues and
someone who has been working hard
for a long, long time."
Mott did not respond to phone calls
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dents an e-mail Monday to raise awareness about
the safety of releasing personal information.
Steve Orlando, UF spokesman, said the e-mail
was not prompted by any security-related inci-
dents, only a Jan. 31 deadline given by Florida
Gov. Charlie Crist to alert students.
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UF law requires UF to ex-
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implemented in stages, with the people most
affected by the law informed first. This group
included deans of colleges, department directors,
faculty and staff.
UF chose to carry out the process step by step
because it did not want to cause alarm in the UF
community. The e-mail advised recipients to call
the privacy office if they have further questions
or believe their information has been put at risk,
Orlando said.
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Gas prices to drop before big rise I


By KATIE GALLAGHER
Alligator Writer
kgallagher@alligator.org
While nationwide gas prices may
drop by 10 to 20 cents a gallon in the
next two weeks, analysts estimate that
they could rise again to more than
$3.50 by June.
Prices could bottom out at about
$2.86 and rise to about $3.75 in Florida,
said Gregg Laskoski, a spokesman for
AAA Auto Club South.
Gas prices usually decrease in
February, Laskoski said, and this year
the drop is magnified by a large sup-
ply of oil, a slow economy and a low
employment rate.
The country's gasoline and crude
oil supply is currently the highest it
has been in 14 years, he said.
But even the large supply of oil
could be used up in a matter of weeks,
Laskoski said. A slow economic pe-
riod means that less fuel is being used
to produce and distribute goods and


services and get employees to work.
The low demand and high supply
will cause the gas prices to drop.
But after the February dip, Laskoski
said he expects prices to start rising in
March, reaching $3.75 a gallon by June.
Laskoski called government estimates
of $3.50 a gallon "conservative."
In Georgia in 2007, he said, gas
prices rose by $1.06 between February
and June. A similar in-
Local crease in Florida could
NeWS result in prices over $4,
he said.
Summer prices increase because of
more car travel starting Menorial Day
weekend and government-required
"summer-blended fuel."
The summer-blended fuel, which
is used between May 1 and Sept. 30, is
cleaner burning than winter-blended
fuel and requires more expensive
additives, Laskoski said. Gas prices
could be even higher in Florida, where
they tend to be about 6 cents above the
national average, he said.


In Alachua County, gas is also
taxed by 12 cents a gallon, which goes
to the county transportation budget,
Alachua County spokesman Mark
Sexton said. The tax is the highest
allowed by Florida law. In 2007, 14
Florida counties charged the 12-cent
maximum, Sexton said.
Nils Swanson, a UF biology sopho-
more, said the February price drop
wouldn't affect him.
"I would notice, but I don't think I
would buy more gas," Swanson said.
He said he already rides the bus to
school, but would consider car pool-
ing to other places if gas cost more
than $5 a gallon.
Stephen Tan, a UF engineering
graduate student, said he thought
gas prices were already too high. Tan
said if prices increased this summer,
he would probably ride the bus or his
bike more often.
"I'm a student," he said. "I can't
pay that much."


Nicole Safker / Alligator Staff
A man pumps gas at the BP gas station on Archer Road near
Southwest 16th Street Monday afternoon. Prices are projected
to drop in the near future but rise again in time for summer.


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Stop the Sprawl

Country club proposal

would disrupt prairie
he Alachua County Commission meeting set for this
evening promises to highlight the all-too-familiar clash
between those who want to bring more development
to the county and those who want to protect natural open
spaces.
The Gainesville Country Club will be requesting that the
land-use designations on nearly 25 acres near Paynes Prairie
be changed from recreation to residential.
If this change is approved, the club has plans to build a
three-story, 176-unit condominium complex along the prai-
rie, in addition to expanding its golf course.
The planning and engineering consulting firm Causseaux,
Hewett and Walpole Inc. - ironically the same firm that
oversaw the expansion of the Florida Natural History
Museum - will be representing the club at the meeting.
Maybe the developer missed this in the process of draw-
ing up the ambitious project and picturing those dollar signs,
but isn't the whole idea behind a state preserve, well, pres-
ervation?
Paynes Prairie is a national natural landmark and became
Florida's first state preserve in 1971.
Just 10 miles from Gainesville, the prairie has offered
county residents a place to escape urban congestion. It es-
pecially provides a service to those of us who sometimes
find the traffic and noise of this crowded college town over-
whelming.
The nature hikes, lack of light pollution and camping
opportunities are just some of the ways residents utilize the
21,000-acre preserve.
It's sad to think that only those who could afford to per-
manently dominate the landscape might obstruct the pan-
oramic view from the observation tower near the prairie's
visitor center.
And, we also have to ask the seemingly obvious question:
Does Alachua County really need another condominium?
The proponents of this project don't even have to look
farther than Gainesville for that answer.
In a study conducted by UF in 2006, nearly half of Florida
real estate experts said it's a poor time to build single-family
housing and more than two-thirds said the same about condos.
As many real estate agents struggle to sell condos in an
already saturated market, we don't see the point of adding
more units to the competition.
But even knowledge of this study is not necessary to un-
derstand why this would be a seriously flawed decision.
The natural beauty of Paynes Praire is now open to any-
one in the county who has the time to make it out to U.S.
Highway 441 to enjoy the space.
The fact that the proposed expansion is coming from a
country club is particularly troublesome, seeing as how ini-
tiating full family club privileges at the Gainesville Country
Club costs $3,000 - a bit out of reach for some residents in a
county with a notoriously high poverty rate.
If the commission decides to approve the land-use change
and the project becomes a reality, the prairie will not be lim-
ited to the wealthy, but it would significantly interrupt what
the prairie has to offer.
The inevitable construction and influx of residents could
wreak havoc on the prairie's wildlife, including alligators,
wild horses and the over 270 species of birds.
While some supporters of the project could argue that the
development would only be on the outskirts of the preserve,
it would be impossible to deter its environmental effects
entirely.
The traffic and noise alone is enough to hope that the com-
mission thinks twice before approving this proposal.


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Chad Smith
EDITOR
Devin Culclasure
MANAGING EDITOR


Panagiota Papakos
OPINIONS EDITOR
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EDITORIAL BOARD


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author's name, classification and phone number. Names will be withheld if the writer shows
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ALLIGATOR
www.alligator.org/opinion


Column

Grammys reward self-destructive artist


they're trying' to make me go to rehab.
I said,' No, no, no.'
Yes I been black, but when I come back,
You won't know, know, know.
Those words won Amy Winehouse the most prestigious
award America offers musicians, the Grammy. Five of them
actually.
As most readers probably know, Britain's version of
Britney Spears had to perform at the ceremony via satellite
- she was stuck in London, in rehab.
According to The New York Times, Winehouse looked
"stunned and strangely sad as she learned she had won for
record of the year."
Strangely sad? As inscrutable as human emotions may
be, allow me to offer some speculation on Amy's disso-
nance, and more importantly, the significance of our fasci-
nation with her.
Not to go out on a limb, but I think recognition for being
the best would be slightly frustrated by the accompanying
recognition that you are addicted to drugs and alcohol.
Also, your husband is in jail. Now that's when it gets em-
barrassing.
But there I go again, applying my provincial, downright
Puritan conceptions of human dignity to a person an ocean
away. Forgive me, could someone explain to me one more
time the British or celebrity context that makes drug addic-
tion and domestic problems ultimately good for a person?
As I transition to what Winehouse's popularity with
Americans means about us, I have to admit that 1 enjoyed
"Rehab" the first time 1 listened to it. Actually, I still enjoy
it somewhat. However, the day after Halloween each year
my stomach would teach and reteach me the lesson that just
because I enjoy something doesn't mean it's good for me.
What makes WineHouse so appealing is that she doesn't
just treat the tragic with her music. She is tragic.
And the kicker is she is glib about it. When accepting her


award, she thanked her husband,
"my Blake, my Blake incarcerated."
In a word, she's sensational.
I hope you feel at least a little
heartache there analogous to my
candy-induced stomachache. The
Gerald Lyles truth is that the more popular
letters@alligator.org Winehouse is because of her tragic
life, the more encouraged she is to
stay tragic. It's almost certain that if
she ever does fully rehabilitate, it will be followed by her
rapid descent into obscurity.
I'm no psychologist. I claim no special insight into hu-
man nature other than being human and my interaction
with the species. That being the case, I don't know why
when I check the news for significant events - election cov-
erage or an update on the crisis in Kenya - I often gravitate
to some celebrity interview. But, I have become convinced
that another elementary school lesson applies here: when I
reward a person's self-destructive behavior-"acting out"
as my teachers used to say - I am partially responsible for
him or her continuing in it.
Seriously, there are plenty of great albums out there you
can buy that don't fund the purchase of drugs.
So what I'm calling for is some sacrifice, in this case
sacrifice of music that makes light of its writer's ruin. I'm
also asking for some self-control. Neither are distinctive
American virtues.
If you've been rolling your eyes throughout this column,
thinking, "Lighten up, she's just fun to listen to," I beg you
to discuss with your friends what transforms the subject of
addiction into something fun. The only thing that separates
Amy Winehouse from Heath Ledger is time and chance.
And, of course, rehab.
Gerald Liles is a history and religion senior. His column ap-
pears on Tuesdays.


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Letter to the Editor
Genocide denial insensitive
In response to the contro-
versy surrounding the pre-
sentation given by professor
McCarthy Friday, I wish to
voice both my opinion and
knowledge regarding the
factuality of the Armenian
genocide orchestrated by the
Ottoman Turks in 1915.
Denying that such an atro-
cious event took place is not
only shortsighted, but also
ignorant, insensitive and
cruel. Many U.S. state govern-
ments, as well as international
governments and countless
organizations, have recognized
the occurrence as a mass killing
set in place by a Turkish party
with the goal of eradicating an
undesirable ethnic population
from the Ottoman Empire.
It is also absurd to deny
the existence of evidence sup-
porting the genocide. Besides
telegrams, diplomatic let-
ters, public debate, property


records and deportation logs
that all exist in hard copy, there
are also countless personal
and family oral histories that
tell of the horrific acts com-
mitted during the Armenian
genocide.
Many Armenians were
subjected to rape, beatings,
murder, starvation and forced
labor. An estimated 1.5 million
Armenians were taken from
their homes and killed - men,
women and children alike. An
entire branch of my family tree
was pruned on the Anatolian
Peninsula in 1915.
Let's all stop living in denial
and recognize our mistakes. I
reach out to the Turkish gov-
ernment, Turkish-American
population and Turkish people
around the world to admit
your nation's past grievances
and to move on with the rest of
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Stand-up duo takes on ethnic, religious stereotypes


Rabbi, Muslim attorney make 'odd couple'


By RACHEL ARROYO
Alligator Writer

Laughter flooded the Reitz Union
Grand Ballroom Monday night as a
Jewish rabbi and a Muslim attor-
ney poked fun at the stereotypes
and misconceptions surrounding
Judaism and Islam.
At the invitation of Islam On
Campus and the Jewish Student
Union, more than 600 students and


Gainesville residents watched Rabbi
Bob Alper and Azhar Usman joke
about their heritages in "Comedy's
Odd Couple: One Muslim, One Jew,
One Stage."
The unlikely duo of stand-up
comedians touched on everything
from racial profiling to immigration.
Alper, the first Jewish person to ob-
tain a doctoral degree from Princeton
University, used experiences of deal-
ing with his congregations in his ma-


trial. Alper referenced the prayer
requests of children still learning
the Torah, a Jewish holy book, not
to mention the English
On language.
Campus When asked to re-
cite a commandment,
Alper said one child
boldly stated, "Thou shalt not omit
adultery."
After a plane cancellation nearly
caused Usman to miss the show, he


came charging on stage, a Starbucks
coffee cup in hand.
SUsman, who has eight years of
stand-up comedy under his belt,
said he isn't an "Islamofacist." He's
an "Islamo-fashionista."
While Usman's material touched
on sensitive issues, it was used to
underline the fact that stereotypes
are stereotypes for a reason. Not all
Muslims are violent, fundamentalist
radicals, Usman said.
The duo concluded with a ques-
tion-and-answer session in which
they referred to comedy as a way


to diffuse tension between Muslims
and Jews.
"We are, as you noticed, come-
dy's odd couple," Alper said. "The
only thing we have in common is
that we are both ridiculously good-
looking."
Sam Piracha, a UF alumnus, said
he was impressed by how the show
brought together people of various
religions and ethnicities.
"I loved the fact that they can
build bridges through comedy,"
Piracha said. "Despite all of our dif-
ferences, we could laugh together."


Florida city's mermaids


kept afloat by state


* WEEK WACHEE SPRINGS TO
OPEN AS STATE PARK IN NOVEMBER.

By ZAHARA ZAHAV
Alligator Contributing Writer

At the intersection of U.S. Highway 19
and State Road 50, about an hour north-
west of Tampa, a street marked by a paint-
chipped sign with a peeling picture of a
mermaid runs straight into the year 1947.
Weeki Wachee Springs, "the only city
of live mermaids," features women clad
in bathing suits and fins trained to per-
form theater underwater. The 61-year-old
park has fought to stay open for the last
four years, but on Jan. 29, the Florida
Department of Environmental Protection
announced it will intervene and reopen it
as a state park Nov. 1.
Florida's historical mermaid show has
battled to stay afloat despite $1 million
worth of needed repairs, a legal battle over
land rights and a generation of children
raised to expect digital effects and flashing
lights in their entertainment, said market-
ing director John Athanason.
But it was the Florida Department of
Environmental Protection that helped
Weeki Wachee escape its wishy-washy fu-
ture when it bought the rights to the land
for $10.
"Saving this park has been overwhelm-
ing," Athanason said. "We had 60 years of
history relying on us to keep its memory
alive."
The roadside attraction captures a time
in Florida mostly forgotten in a state now
known as the home of Mickey Mouse,
Athanason said.
Weeki Wachee employees struggled to
avoid the fate of the many Old Florida at-
tractions that used to dot the state roads


and served as entertainment for travelers
and residents.
The employees repaired as much of the
park as they could. They held a "Save Our
Tails" campaign to raise funds. They even
hosted celebrities Paris Hilton and Nicole
Richie for an episode of "The Simple Life
2."
"It's Florida culture. I grew up in
Pinellas County, close to Weeki
Wachee. We used to skip school
and watch the mermaid show."
Jack Davis
UF professor of Florida history


Before "entertainment monopolies" like
Walt Disney World, Florida was known for
its natural beauty, said UF history profes-
sor Jack Davis, who specializes in Florida
history. Davis said attractions like Weeki
Wachee are an image of the state's past and
should be preserved because they tell about
a time that has virtually disappeared.
"It's Florida culture," he said. "I grew up
in Pinellas County, close to Weeki Wachee.
We used to skip school and watch the mer-
maid show."
Disney isn't the only culprit. Attendance
has suffered from the decrease of passen-
gers on old state roads. Highway 19 was a
main road before people starting traveling
on airplanes and using interstate highways,
Davis said.
Robyn Anderson, Weeki Wachee Springs
mayor and former mermaid, said the city
wants to keep the park's memories alive.
Athanason said when people walk
through the Weeki Wachee gate, they look
around and say, "This is the Florida I used
to know."


UF ADMINISTRATION

Tenn. university reaches students via Facebook after tornado


By KATIE SANDERS
Alligator Writer
ksanders@alligator.org

A Tennessee college's Web-
based communication with stu-
dents, following a tornado that
devastated its campus Tuesday,
attracted the attention of UF of-
ficials searching for new ways to
keep students informed during
emergencies.
Union University, located in
Jackson, Tenn., used Facebook and
a blog to post announcements for


students, staff and parents after a
tornado caused about $40 million
worth of damage to dormitories
and buildings, its blog stated.
Tim Ellsworth, a Union spokes-
man, said the university's main
Web site was out of power for
about 15 hours after the tornado hit
around 7 p.m. on Feb. 5. The blog,
which was not a preconceived
idea, was posted around midnight,
Ellsworth said.
The decision proved to be a
great way to keep Union's 3,300-
person study body informed, he


said.
"A blog is just conducive for
making these
short announce-
ments on one
page where you
don't have to
go navigating
around to find
them," Ellsworth
. said.
Orlando UF spokes-
man Steve Orlando said after see-
ing how effective it was, maintain-
ing a UF Facebook page is worth


considering given the site's tradi-
tionally college-based audience.
"In the end, the most important
thing is that you get the message
to the people who need it most,"
Orlando said.
He said during the 2004 and
2005 hurricane seasons, UF main-
tained a blog linked to its home
page that kept a running list of
announcements. If the power
was to go out, he said UF has a
backup power source, but if the
servers were ever destroyed, the
University of Wisconsin would be


able to run UF's home page from
its own server.
"We have right now what we
think is a good system based on
our experience," Orlando said.
"But we're always open to new
ideas."
Ryan Pope, a mechanical
engineering junior, said he isn't
"blog-savvy," but he thought a
UF Facebook page would be a
great resource for students during
emergencies.
"I checked it like eight times in
the past 30 minutes," Pope said.


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GAINESVILLE CITY COMMISSION


City to fine garage-fee evaders


* NOT PAYING TO PARK
WILL COST DRIVERS $75.

By KATIE GALLAGHER
Alligator Writer
kgallagher@alligator.org

The City Commission voted
Monday night to punish drivers
who exit city parking garages
without paying their parking fee.
Rule breakers will now be
punished with a $75 fine - the
amount it costs to fix the exit bar-
ricade after a car drives through


Hampton Inn decreases the num-


While there is still plenty of


ber of on-street parking spots room in the garage during the
downtown, City Manager Russ day, Blackburn said, it almost
Blackburn said at the meeting. sells out on Thursday and Friday
Parking has been blocked off nights.
along one side of the 100 blocks Parking in the garage costs $1
of both Southeast First Street and an hour from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. and
Second Avenue to make room for a flat $5 at night. The maximum
construction. charge is $6.


The same $75 fine will be
charged to drivers who leave
without paying but do not dam-
age the barricade.
The ordinance passed 6-0
with Commissioner Ed Braddy
absent.
According to the ordinance,
the fine will be charged to the
registered owner of the car, re-
gardless of who was driving.
Car owners can get out of
the fine if they prove the car or
license plate was stolen or that
they had already been stopped
and ticketed by police.
The ordinance applies only
to city-owned parking garages,
which in Gainesville means the
Southwest Downtown Parking
Garage, between Southwest
Second and Third streets.
Signs posted in the garage
state that the area is under sur-
veillance by video cameras.
Sontoya Collins and Andrea
James parked at the garage
Friday night.
"We have to pay when we
come so they should have to pay,
too," James said.
Collins said she thought any-
one who would drive through
the barricade would probably be Nicole Safker/ Alligator Staff
drunk. The Gainesville City Commission voted to impose a $75 fee on driv-
Use of the garage has been ers who leave the Southwest Downtown Parking Garage, pictured,
growing as construction of the without paying.


Ring's revised bill does


not reduce awards


FUTURES, from page 1

students are eligible for the scholarship. Rosenberg's ideas will
be discussed at the board's next meeting Feb. 21.
Bill Edmonds, the board's spokesman, stressed that
Rosenberg's ideas aren't detailed proposals, and Edmonds is
unsure when a formal proposal will be brought to the board.
Regardless of how the board feels, any changes to Bright
Futures would be up to the state Legislature, the body that
controls the scholarship. Edmonds said the chancellor's plan
would make it easier to raise tuition in the future and give
financial aid to those who need it most.
Right now, tuition can't be raised without worrying about
whether Bright Futures can fund the in-
crease. If the chancellor's changes take
effect, tuition increases might be easier to
pass, he said.
Edmonds said the chancellor also hopes
to make Bright Futures more useful by en-
couraging students to pursue degrees in the
fields Florida needs most.
Ring Ring said he agrees that Bright Futures
needs to change to keep universities in line
with the state's technology-driven economy
Ring's first bill would have increased tuition coverage by 10
percent for students studying science, technology, math, educa-
tion, engineering, nursing or pre-health, but it would have cut
scholarships for students in other majors by 20 percent.
However, he said he is planning to change his bill, so that if
passed, no awards would be reduced. About 35 students and
parents told him his plan "devalued" some students, he said.
The bill's only intention was to fuel the state's economic
growth, Ring said. Florida has "reached the ceiling" in its abil-
ity to fund growth from tourism, agriculture and real estate,
he said.
"In order to move forward as a state, we've got to set up a
whole new economic paradigm set up on research, technology
and engineering," Ring said.
He said he didn't know how the increased tuition coverage
for some students would be funded. The changes wouldn't be
official until the bill goes through a committee hearing with the
Legislature in a few weeks, he said.
Will Anderson, a UF English junior who wrote a letter to
Ring asking him to reconsider his bill, said he would make sure
the senator follows through.
Anderson created a Facebook group called "Protect Your
Bright Futures," and he encouraged students to write letters
to Florida senators to nix the bill. He received a response from
Ring on Monday, but he said he didn't expect Ring to change
his mind so quickly.
"I guess there was enough pressure," Anderson said.


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STUDENT GOVERNMENT

Gator Party unveils platform for upcoming elections


By ILEANA MORALES
Alligator Writer
imorales@alligator.org

The Gator Party is the first to release its
platform for the Student Government spring
elections scheduled for Feb. 26 and 27.
The party's platform is aimed at improving
UF students' everyday lives, including gradu-
ate student life, transportation, campus safety,
Department of Recreational Sports facilities
and higher education through state lobbying,


according to a news release from the party.
The Gator Party said it pledges to provide
rentable locker space and increase banner
space available to student organizations.
Upgrading UF's WebMail to a more efficient
system and creating a sustainability minor are
also on the platform.
Kevin Reilly, the party's presidential can-
didate, said he wasn't worried about funding
the potential new programs because "most of
them don't cost money."
Reilly said he expects to complete all the


initiatives, and he would begin working to-
ward them as soon as he's
elected.
The platform also fo-
cuses on graduate students,
S: aiming to use unbiased
Mediators to resolve any
conflict at UF and to deduct
university fees from gradu-
ate student employee pay-
Rellly checks instead of requiring
them to pay the fees all at once.


The Gator Party said it would continue
current SG efforts to bring biodiesel fuel to
Regional Transit System buses and to give
parking-decal discounts to students who own
hybrid vehicles.
To increase campus safety, the party plans
to increase alternatives to drunken driving by
creating a taxi hub in "popular nightlife areas"
and making Later Gator routes more efficient.
Mark McShera, chairman of the opposing
Orange and Blue Party, said his party would
release its platform today.


Obama's drug history draws

mixed reaction from voters


DRUGS, from page 1

"You can't just be in denial and
hide it," Malmborg said. "You have
to be willing to own up to it."
And besides, he said, "most
presidents have at some points done
things that are not of the highest
moral character."
Obama's confessions are a far
cry from those of the White House's
last Democrat, former President Bill
Clinton, whose testimony that he
"experimented with marijuana a
time or two" but didn't inhale and
never tried the drug again became a
national punch line.
Obama has even gotten in on
the joke himself. In a 2006 speech to
the American Society of Magazine
Editors, the candidate said, "Look,
you know, when I was a kid, I
inhaled. Frequently. That was the
point."
President Bush has dealt with
drug issues as well. In addition
to his open admission of alcohol
abuse during his college years and a
drunken driving arrest at the age of
30, Bush has also faced allegations of
cocaine use.
But, unlike Obama, Bush has
sidestepped the charges and re-
mains obtuse on his history, calling
his youth "irresponsible" and insist-
ing he's made mistakes but offering
no further details.
"As I understand it, the current


(FBI background check) form asks
the question, 'Did somebody use
drugs within the last seven years?'"
Bush said in a 1999 interview with
the Dallas Morning News, "and I
will be glad to answer that question,
and the answer is 'No.'"
Michael Heaney, a UF assistant
professor in political science, said
prior drug use for former and future
presidents is a non-issue.
"Given that the past two presi-
dents have a history of drug use,
there's no reason to believe it should
make a difference for Obama,"
Heaney said. "We're accustomed
to the idea that
Elections people, when
2008 they're young,
make these kinds
of mistakes."
Peter Mann, a UF computer en-
gineering freshman, said Obama's
history didn't affect how he viewed
the candidate.
"It really doesn't matter who you
were then," he said. "It matters who
you are now."
But not everyone has been as for-
giving. On an ABC News blog, one
user posted, "This is the president
of the United States, is it really that
much to ask that we have candi-
dates that didn't do coke?"
And a New York Times/CBS
News/MTV poll of 17- to 29-year-
olds released in June stated 74 per-
cent of those polled would not vote
for a presidential candidate who


AP Photo
Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., greets patrons at Nicky's Cruisin' Diner on
Saturday in Bangor, Maine.


had ever used cocaine.
Obama's admission has already
proven an obstacle for an unlikely
group: his attackers. Bill Shaheen,
a former co-chairman of opponent
Hillary Clinton's campaign, re-
signed a day after he was quoted
by The Washington Post as saying
Obama's frankness made him vul-
nerable to Republican attacks.
"It'll be, 'When was the last time?
Did you ever give drugs to anyone?


Did you sell them to anyone?"'
Shaheen said. "There are so many
openings for Republican dirty tricks.
It's hard to overcome."
Though Clinton was a college
student during the drug-heavy
1960s, no evidence has been found
that she ever used them. Whether
Clinton's background or Obama's
honesty will affect voters remains
to be seen.
Both candidates are regarded as


front-runners for the Democratic
nomination and neither has been
able to establish a notable lead.
Heaney doesn't expect Obama's
history will change that.
Voters "don't want their presi-
dents to pretend they are holier-
than-thou," Healey said. "It is ap-
pealing when politicians basically
admit they are human beings and
don't try to pretend they are some-
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University Relations Office
for faculty, staff and students
of the University of Florida


February 12, 2008


Community

Relations enhances

relationships
Although The
Gator Nation is
everywhere, the
focus of the Uni-
versity of Florida
office of Com-
munity Relations
is North Central
Florida. We
work to enhance
relationships with Susan Crowley
Gainesville and
Alachua County, and with the other
cities and counties in our region. We
interface with chambers of commerce
and with the Heart of Florida Coali-
tion, which is working to promote
collaboration among Alachua, Marion
and surrounding counties.
The regional economic impact of
UF extends well beyond the Gaines-
ville city limits. Approximately 40
percent of our more than 25,000
,employees, including UF, Shands and
direct support organizations, live out-
side of Gainesville. Approximately 25
percent live outside Alachua County.
As a regional employer, UF has a stake
in area issues that involve the univer-
sity directly, and those that impact
our quality of life. Our office works
to facilitate communication on these
issues.
Economic development is high on
the agenda for North Central Florida.
We are involved in area efforts for
economic development, including on
Gainesville's east side through the UF
Community-Room for public use at
the UF Eastside Campus, and par-
ticipation in the Waldo Road Steering
Committee.
Since 1993, our faculty and staff
have responded to community needs
with the annual UF Community
Campaign (UFCC) that has raised
more than $1 million a year for the
past three years. Charitable agencies
throughout our region depend on
these contributions to continue their
work with the elderly, animal protec-
tion, disease research, the homeless
and more. The office of Community
Relations assumed the coordination of
this campaign in 2007.
The resources and efforts of UF,
combined with those of our cities,
counties, and businesses and industries,
will serve to greatly enhance our grow-
ing North Central Florida community.
Susan Crowley
Assistant Vice President,
Community Relations


The Gator Nation is No. 1 in license sales - again


For Josh Simmons, the rule of the road
is simple: If the car has a Gator license
plate, smile with pride and be extra nice if
they want in the lane ahead of you.
The University of Florida junior and
his Honda Civic have joined a "club" with
more than 100,000 members by purchas-
ing a UF license plate.
"It's like my own personal champion-
ship ring," Simmons said.
The Gator Nation plate continued its
own championship run in 2007 by outsell-
ing every other specialty plate in Florida for
the second year in a row.
UF took over Florida's roads in 2006
when sales of the specialty plates reached
90,436, ending the "Protect the Panther"
plate's four-year winning streak. Sales of the
UF plate continued to boom, increasing by
more than 16 percent since 2006.
The new plate, issued in 2006, was
redesigned to align with The Gator Nation


branding campaign and promote univer-
sity spirit. The orange- and blue-bordered
design features the university's Gator head
logo above the famous slogan, "The Gator
Nation."
UF Director of Marketing Dan Wil-
liams believes that the plate is popular be-
cause of the pride that people have in their
association with the University of Florida.
"Gators are proud of their association
with UF, and the popularity of The Gator
Nation license is a perfect example of that
pride," he said.
Williams has his own Gator plate, and
noted that the increase in sales was almost
certainly affected by the recent national
football and basketball championships, but
pointed out that Gators are also proud of
the university's significant contributions in
academics and research.
To complement the official state license
plate, a tag that is very similar in appear-


Kristen
A UF supporter celebrates three national championships with The Gator Nation plate.


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


Feb.12
UFPA and Dance Alive! present "Ladybug
Action Hero." Phillips
Center, 10 a.m. Open
to the public. Call
352-392-1900 for more
information.
UFPA presents "Dirty
Rotten Scoundrels."
Phillips Center, 7:30
p.m. Reserved seating
$35-$50. Visit the Phil-
lips Center Box Office
or call 352-392-ARTS
(2787) for tickets.


ance with the letters "CHAMPS" is now
available for the front of vehicles, and can
be purchased in most Gator shops.
Part of the original DMV plate's success
can be attributed to marketing promotions
in DMV tag agencies. The UF marketing
department sent posters with a picture of
the plate and the phrase, "Have The Gator
Nation behind you wherever you go," to
every agency in the state.


The DMV charges an extra $25 for the
specialty plate, with the entire $25 going to
UF Of the $2,634,025 in revenue from the
plate in 2007, $1,580,415 went to scholar-
ships while the remaining 40 percent was
added to the university's general fundrais-
ing total.
Sales of the plate were highest in Ala-
chua County, the university's home, but
every county in the state has some driv-
ers representing The Gator Nation. Even
Glades County, with one of the lowest
populations in the state, boasts 36 drivers
showing university pride.
For Simmons, Williams and the
105,628 other Gator plate owners, the
record-high sales simply prove that even
though the University of Florida is in
Gainesville, with so many drivers through-
out the state choosing the UF license plate,
The Gator Nation is truly everywhere.
By Kimberly Cruts



Feb. 13
"Dirty Rotten Scoundrels." Phillips Center,
7:30 p.m. Reserved seating $35-$50. Visit the
Phillips Center Box Office or call 352-392-AR1
(2787) for tickets.
Feb. 14
University Relations/Community Relations
presents "Community Campus Council Break
fast Meetings." UF Hilton Hotel and Confer-
ence Center, 7:30 a.m. Open to the public. Cal
352-392-4567 for more information.
Feb. 15
University Gallery presents "Annual Student
Arts Juried Exhibition Reception." University






TUESDAYFEBRUARY 12, 2008 5 ALLIGATOR, ADVERTISEMENE13


Intramural team is flagged as national champions


Titletown has struck again.
Even though the University of Florida is
the proud winner of two NCAA basketball
championships and one football champion-
ship in a little more than a year, a group
of students decided that simply wasn't
enough.
For the first time since 1989, the
University of Florida intramural flag
football men's team has earned the national
championship and added another title to
the university's pantheon of sports achieve-
ment.
Fox College Sports filmed a documen-
tary of the New Year's Eve victory in New
Orleans and will be airing the film at 7
p.m. on Feb. 19.
Under the leadership of quarterback
John Cox, College of Journalism and
Communications senior, the Gator Escort
Service beat the University of Central Flori-
da 20-18 to win the American Collegiate
Intramural Sports tournament.
"I had always figured that if we weren't
good, people could still laugh at our


Adam Langston, recent UF graduate, and
students John Cox, Gary Palsis and Tim Hill-
mann helped lead the team to victory.

name," Cox said, "but when we did well at
the regional tournament, we knew that we
had to try for the title."
On top of winning the championship,
the team also boasts five of the 24 All-
American Players awards and Most Valu-


able Defensive Player Adam Langston.
Gator Escort Service played for the
regional title in Pensacola, Fla., on Nov. 11.
The team lost to the SU Jags of Southern
University and A & M College, but as the
runner-up, UF Gator Escort Service won
free entry to the national competition and
a $750 travel stipend.
"It wasn't a bad drive for the guys from
around Gainesville," Cox said, "but one
guy drove 18 hours from South Florida and
brought his whole family with him."
The team had overwhelming support
during their championship game, with more
fans in attendance than players, Cox noted.
"We had a lot of girlfriends there," he said.
After posing for pictures with their
championship T-shirts and jackets, some
team members watched the famous Gum-
bo Pot Drop at midnight in New Orleans'
Jackson Square before going to sleep.
"We were going to go out and celebrate
after that, but after that game, we were all
pretty exhausted," Cox said.
By Kimberly Cruts


Tf0


Ham receives $10 million gift
Dr. and Mrs. David A. Cofrin have
made a commitment of $10 million to the
University of Florida to fund the addition
of a wing dedicated to Asian art at the
Harn Museum of Art. Construction could
begin as early as next fall.
Planned on the northwest side of the
museum near the corner of 34th Street
and Hull Road, the addition will have two
levels and 22,000 square feet, Asian art
galleries, a mezzanine suite on the upper
level for curatorial and museum activities,
and art storage and conservation space for
the Asian collections on the lower level. An
Asian garden will be accessible from the
west side of the new wing.
The Cofrins' gift is part of the Univer-
sity of Florida's comprehensive "Florida
Tomorrow" capital campaign.
Counseling Center director
appointed
Dr. Sherry Benton, formerly of Kansas
State University, has been appointed the
new director of the Counseling Center.



Gallery, Fine Arts Building B, 7-9 p.m. Free and
open to the public. Call 352-392-0207 for more
information.
S Feb. 16
Meridian presents "Cirque Extravaganza."
Phillips Center, 7:30 p.m. Reserved seating
$35-$65, $35 for students and children. Visit
the Phillips Center Box Office or call 352-
392-ARTS (2787) for tickets.
Feb. 18
Florida Blue Key presents "Miss UF Pageant."
Phillips Center, 7 p.m. Visit the Phillips Center
Box-Office or call 352-392-ARTS (2787) for
more information.


Benton is a licensed psychologist and a
diplomat of the American Board of Pro-
fessional Psychology.
Her publications span various topics,
including college-student drinking and
substance abuse, psychological assessment
and college-student mental health.


Pallas elected to national board
The National Coalition for Campus
Children's Centers (NCCCC) recently
announced that Pamela Pallas has been
elected to its board of directors for a three-
year term beginning in March. Pamela is
the University of Florida's director of Baby



Feb. 19
UFPA presents Gordon Lightfoot. Phillips
Center, 8 p.m. Reserved seating $32.50-$55.
Visit the Phillips Center Box Office or call (352)
392-ARTS (2787) for tickets.
Feb.22
Jerry Seinfeld "LIVE IN CONCERT." Phillips
Center, 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Reserved seating
$63-$78. Visit the Phillips Center Box Office or
call 352-392-ARTS (2787) for tickets.


Gator Child Development and Research
Center and a clinical associate professor in
the department of Early Childhood Educa-
tion.
NCCCC is a nonprofit educational
membership organization that supports
research and activities relating to early
childhood education and services.
WUFT awarded top honors
WUFT Television's production, "Where
the Wild Things Live," recently was named
2007's finest science and nature program in
the small-market category by the National
Educational Telecommunications Associa-
tion (NETA).
The documentary on America's na-
tional wildlife refuges featured the music
of Grammy Award-winner Paul Winter,
and the poetry of Pulitzer Prize-winner
Mary Oliver. The panel of industry judges
praised "Where the Wild Things Live" for
its integration of art and nature.
The NETA Awards are annual recogni-
tion of member-produced excellence in
public broadcasting by the Southern Educa-
tional Communications Association.


Feb. 23
Dance Alive! presents "Robin Hood." Phillips
Center, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Reserved seating
$15-$30 for general public, $12 for children
and students, $20 for seniors. Visit the Phil-
lips Center Box Office or call 352-392-ARTS
(2787) for tickets.
Feb. 24
Gainesville Community Band. Phillips Center,
2 p.m. Visit the Phillips Center Box Office or
call 352-392-ARTS (2787) for tickets.


Faculty development
program offered
The Provost's Diversity Speaker's Se- '
ries is proud to present "Traditional and
Non-Traditional Work-Life Challenges:
A Conversation about Career Flexibil-
ity" at 8:30 a.m. on Feb. 19 in the Reitz
Student Union. The day-long event
will consist of three main sessions and
feature speakers from across the country. .
Please visit the Faculty Development
Web site at www.aaufl.edu/aa/facdev
for more information.

Display space available at
Marston Library
The Marston Science Library invites
individuals and campus organizations
to reserve the display case located at
the building's entrance. This space is
available for any UF-affiliated person or
group, including students, faculty and
staff, to highlight a project, program or
collection. Reservations are taken up to
a year in advance and displays are sched-
uled for a month-long duration.
For more information on policies
or to apply to reserve the display, visit
www.uflib.ufl.edu/MS/Display/.

Sign language classes
offered to families
The Baby Gator Child Development
and Research Center is offering sign
language classes for families with young
children beginning in mid-February
The parent-targeted strategy and activ-
ity sessions will give parents resources
to begin using American Sign Language
(ASL) with their children at home.
Classes will be held on four consecutive <
Saturday, for a total of four hours.
For more information, visit www.
babygator.ufl.edu or contact Karen
Shea at karenshea@ufl.edu.

Food policy expert to speak
Per Pinstrup-Andersen, an interna-
tionally recognized expert on inter-
national trade and food policy, will
speak at 2 p.m. on Feb. 26 at Emerson
Alumni Hall. The lecture, "Research
and Policy Priorities for the Global
Food System," is part of the York Dis-
tinguished Lecturer series.

New UF photos
now available
The University of Florida News
Bureau has a new Web site which offers
UF images for walls, gifts for friends and
family, or for use by UF communicators
in publications. The site features more
than 1,000 professional images of UF
campus, student life and athletics. For
more information, visit http://photos.
urel.ufl.edu/.


InsideUF
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consideration at least two weeks in
advance to insideuf@ufl.edu.

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1 BR-$709, 2BR-$425/person,
3BR-$335/person
W/D in select units. FREE Tanning!
377-7401
4-23-72-2

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
4-23-72-2


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STUDIO APT
60 sec walk to UF. Short term avail. 1 or 2
rooms $425 & up. Call 352-538-2181 4-23-
08-72-2

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-
23-72-2

SIGN NOW FOR FALL!
1/1 and 2/1 Apartments
As low as $555 per month
352-376-1248 Hiddenvillageapts.com
Laundry On Site, Pets Welcome!
4-23-72-2

NO HASSLE LUXURY LIVING!
All Inclusive 3s and 4's.
FREE Roommate Matching
FREE Cable, Tanning, Alarms, W/D
FREE 24hr Fitness Center.
Furniture, Utility, and Intemet Packages!
Ask About our Huge 2/2.5 Townhouses
336-3838 TheLandingsUF.com
Convenient Bus Routel
4-23-72-2

FORGET YOU HAVE ROOMMATES!
Huge 4BR townhomes w/W/D. 1662 sq.ft.
FREE gym membership and FREE cable!
352-332-7401 4-23-72-2

LIVE THE LIFE!
All Inclusive Ind. leases
Big 2/2s 3/3s & 4/4s
Filling fast - Lease now
373-9009 4-23-72-2

WISH YOU WERE HERE...
Move Now-One Free Month
LUXURY - HUGE 1&3 Beds
Fall Leasing Now*We love pets!
Call now: 372-8100
4-23-08-72-2


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3 Sublease 8 Electronics 13 Wanted 18 Personals , 23 Rides
4 Roommates . 9 Bicycles 14 Help Wanted 19 Connections 24 Pets
5 Real Estate 10 For Sale 15 Services '20 Event Notices 25 Lost & Found

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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
8-11-111-2



Tired of the Same Boring Apt?
Sign now for Downtown Livingl
Luxury Studios, 1/1, 2/2 & 3/3s
Washer & Dryer*Pet Friendly*Alarm
www.arlingtonsquare.org* 338-0002
4-23-72-2



Gainesville's
Best Kept Secret
Luxury 2/2 TH & 3/3 Flats
FREE Cable, FREE Tanning, FREE Alarms
Walk to UF *379-WALK
4-23-72-2



Move-in TODAY
All inclusive studios from $575
2brs from $395/room
Walk to class, free parking!
Pets Welcome! 352-372-7111
4-23-08-72-2


For Rent
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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.
Windmeadows Apartments
3700 Windmeadows Apts
(behind Butler Plaza)
352-373-3558
4-23-71-2


LAKEWOOD VILLAS
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 SW62nd Blvd 877-781-8314
www.lakewoodvilllas.com
04-23-08-72-2



SSPYGLASS *
NOW LEASING FOR AUGUST
Individual Leases: Furniture Packages,
Incl Washer/Dryer, FREE Hispeed Internet;
Every Unit is an End Unit
Mon-Fri 9-6, Sat 10-3
701 SW 62nd Blvd 866-747-8443
www.spyglassapts.com
4-23-08-72-2


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February 20


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

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

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


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

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

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

Your new home is here & waiting
Fall openings for 1,2,3, & 4 BR's
HUGE BR's, alarm, patio, d/w, tennis, pool
Call 352-376-4002 or pinetreegardens.com
4-23-72-2


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

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

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







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

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

Rooms for rent, 2 bedrooms each with
private bath in 4/4 condo, $400/ room + utili-
ties. Female nonsmokers please. Call Haley
(904)545-1547 2-19-08-30-2

1 Block to UF 1BR apt $600/mo.
2BR apt. $650/mo NW 15th Ave & 5th St.
3BR home $975 NW 7th Ave.
Call Michael 331-2100 3-7-44-2

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

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


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

SORORITY ROW APTS
Brand new luxury apts w/gourmet
kitchens, balconies & swings. Walk
to UF classes & sororities next year!
Tour today 352-376-6223. Virtual tours:
www.SororityRowApts.com-�*,,,
4-23-59-2

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

*SUN ISLANDAPT*
O*Walk or Bike to CampusOe
1-1 from $560/mo**2-1 from $660/mo
www.sunisland.infoO**376-6720
4-23-58-2

** LUXURY APTS **

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

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

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

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

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


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




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

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


* S **ONE MONTH FREE**
Private Single-story Villas
**1BR ONLY $529**
S p *0 - b **2BR ONLY $669**
O4 O 2 Pools*Pond*Laundry
Alarms Avail*Small pets ok
Move-in Today*375-1519 4-23-60-2


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*2BR + BONUS ROOM*
TODAY Only $699 '
POOL*GYM*POND
*ONE MONTH FREE*
Move in TCDAYII 37C 2328 4-23-60-2


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

Apt in Historic Duckpond
Large 2BR/1.5BA 2 blocks from downtown.
Amazing location. W/D. Quiet. Avail now.
508 NE 4th Ave. $750/mo. 379-4952 2-21-
08-2 2T

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 Ibth $550. 1 yr, SD, NS, No pets.
gvll32601@gmail.com or 352-870-7256. 3-
28-08-40-2

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

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

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


BLOCKS TO UF - Houses & Apts w/ample
parking. Rent directly from owner. No dealing
w/brokers or agents. Houses from $1500/mo;
apts from $525/mo. See dalyproperties.com
or call Carol 352-377-3852 2-29-08-23-2

1BR/1BA. 900sq ft. Hardwood Floors, claw
foot tub, Central H/A, W/D in renovated
Victorian Home. Available Now! Water/Pest
Cntri Included. $630/mo Contact: 727-808-
2388 or visit: www.myspace.com/gvilleinfo
2-12-08-5-2

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

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

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

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

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

MALIBU COVE APTS.
1114 SW 7th Avenue
Spacious Loft Style
Behind Norman Hall
Union Properties 352-373-7578
www.rentgainesville.com 4-23-55-2
AVAILAUG 1st - 5BR/2BA nice house. Large
yard, country setting close to town, fireplace,
wood fftors, wash/dry, dishwasher, game
room, 1803 SW 43 Ave $1600/mo pets ok
339-2342 for directions. 2-14-08-10-2


SFor Rent
Sunfurnished

>>>>>> Renovated 2BR/1BA, pool, walk to
Shands, VA, Dental, Vet. Med. Health Sci. &
heart of UF, 1700 SW 16th ct. $750/m call
262-0444 Avail. now. 2-21-08-15-2

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

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

FEMALE ROOMMATE WANTED! Millpond
Condo, 2/2, quiet neighborhood, bus stop
right in front of the condo, 5 min from UF,
and directly across from Gainesville Health
and Fitness Gym. Please no pets and non-
smokers. $500 a month and split utilities.
Ashley 305-323-9742 or ballard@ufl.edu
2-18-08-10-2

2br 2ba 1 car gar Home on 1 acre. Millhopper
$1000 or u do lawn $875. 1br 1 ba each a
garden apt SW $540 Pets ok both locations
mature only. 352-377-2150 Please leave us a
msg. 2-19-08-10-2

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


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

2/1 Completely upgraded throughout All new
kitchen stainless appliances All new bath
Cable/high speed internet avail Separate
laundry room 1 mile from UF, Shands,
shopping $765/mo. Sorry, no pets e-mail
jlglackin@yahoo.com or 727-423-9463.
Bckgrd/credit check required. 2-21-08-10-2

APTS for rent close to UF!
www.merrillmanagement.net
Merrill Management Inc.
352-372-1494 xl0 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.
352-372-1494 2-15-6-2

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.
352-372-1494 2-15-6-2

1BR & 2BR 1BA Apt 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

1BR & 2BR/1BAAPTS
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
www.lenoxcorner.com 2-29-16-2

spacious 2BR 2 1/2 BA Sparrow
Condos,tower rd,near mall $750/mo+ $750
deposit available asap. 352.219.5603 2-
22-08-10-2

COTTAGE GROVE
2, 3, 4 br. Upscale condos for rent
Sign a lease by Feb 29th
& receive a $500 signing bonus.
Visit our website:
www.cottagegroveatgainesville.com
352-373-7959
4-23-47-2


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Raise Your Standards
Why settle for less than you deserve?
FREE Utilities, FREE Cable, FREE Internet
Luxury 2s & 4s starting at just $499
RM Match & 1 Mi from UF - 271-3131
4-23-47-2

Creek Forest, NW 1br minutes from shop-
ping, downtown $ UF, central air/heat, back
deck, w/d hookup, includes some utilities,
$500/mo. www.edbaurmanagement.com
1731 NW6th St. - 375-7104 x 113
4-23-47-2

Whispering Pines, brand new units
convenient to hospitals and vet school,
2br/2ba, fully equipped kitchen, icemaker,
washer and dryer, monitored alarm system,
$1000/mo, now renting for summer/fall
semesters, ask about our specials!
www.edbaurmanagement.com
1731 NW6th St. 375-7104 x113
4-23-47-2

3/4 Bedroom house across Butler Plaza, on
Bus route $1,200mo - open Sat 2/16 from
1-3pm. 3917 SW 37th Street or call 352-336-
3900x15. 2-15-08-4-2

Amazing 2-2 condo in The Links @ Haile
Plantation. Freshly painted, New Fixtures,
PC Room, Storage Space & Screened porch
w/stunning view. W/D incl. 870-8210 2-25-
08-10-2


Subleases


DON'T WAIT

TO PLACE

YOUR

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


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

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

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

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

CABANA BEACH - Female roommate
wanted. Short term sublease until Aug. Pre-
paid thru March. 1BR in 4BR/4BA. Own BA,
walk-in closet, cable, intemet, utils inc. W/D.
Contact Missy 352-427-2586 2-14-08-10-3

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

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

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-
18-08-7-3


Individually subleasing 1 BR out of 4-BR
2-B apartment at University Glades.Girl
only.Dates:2/08-07/08.1 will pay part of 1st
months rent as bonus. Wanting to do this
asap call Jennifer (352)317-1566 2-15-
08-5-3

Sublease: 2 open rooms in 3/3 @ Lex
Crossings. Take 1 or both. Feb rent paid +
half of March. Fully furnished, next to pool,
on bus route. $515/mo utils incl. Call John at
786-367-2345 2-15-08-5-3


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

1 BR/1 BA Available Now
in 4BR/4BA at Countryside. Females only.
$450/mo includes everything. Call 727-510-
9346 or 727-542-8155 2-13-15-4

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 em009@hotmail.com 3-
3-08-22-4


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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

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

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

ENJOY A ROMANTIC OLD HOUSE
Near library downtown. $285-$370/rm + utils.
Short term. No pets. No smoking. 378-1304
2-15-5-4

1 bdrm/pvt bath - NE GVL home. Prefer
Grad Student/Prof. Many amenities. 15 min
drive to UF. No Pets. $300/mo + 1/2 util. 1st,
last $200 Security Home: 375-5377 Cell:
352-871-2472 Work: 373-6066 ask for Sue
2-21-08-5-4


2rms price of 1-495 Avail. Immd./Price Incl:
Rent/Wifi/Cbl/AII Util/Nice Lrg 4 bdrm wNWd
Firs, C. Fans, Wshr.Dryr, DshWshr/Prefer
Mature Fem. Student/Share w/1M & 1Fm/
2 mi UF/NW 8th Ave & NW 43rd St/Nice
Nbrhood/352-222-8350 2-18-08-5-4

Female wanted to sublease one room of
three bedroom apartment. Approx. 10 min
walk to campus and close to bus stop. One
block from Shands. Located on South 16th
St. Very spacious room. Lease up in May. If
interested, contact Sarah at 813-767-3748.
2-18-08-5-4

$275 or $300/month for female students) to
join a female UF student in sharing attractive
3BR house near NW 8th Ave, less than 3mi.
from UF and on bus rte. #43, tile/hardwood,
large yard, $275/mo for smaller BR and
$300/mo for larger BR, + 1/3 GRU & Cable
HSInternet-TV, call 332-3852. 3-31-08-30-4


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 2-12-08-18-4

One room for rent in a 3 bedroom house just
one block from UF. All students. Comfortable.
Central air. Living room, dining room. Low
rent. Share utilities. Call Brian 352-871-0415
2-25-08-5-4


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

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

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

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








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




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Cor>0)or-l'i / r
Walk to UF and Stadium from Luxurious
Jackson Square Condominiums
Built to last a lifetime. Prices starting at
$220s. Call 352-870-9453
4-23-58-5

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

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



ALEANDRA
GRANTWOOD CONDOMINIUM

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

>>>>>Renovated 2BR/1BA, pool, walk to
>>>>Shands, VA, Health Sci. & heart of UF,
>>>>>1700 SW 16th ct. -800 sq.ft $128K
call 262-0444 FREE computer! 1700 SW
16th ct. 2-22-08-15-5


aII Furnishings

BED - QUEEN - $110 ORTHOPEDIC
Extra thick, pillow-top, mattress & box. Name
brand, new, still in plastic. Call 352-3,2-7490
will deliver. 4-23-08-72-6

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

MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT - $375
Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must
sell. Can deliver. Retail $1600. 352-3 .7490
4-23-08-72-6

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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









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-1I Furnishings Motorcycles, Mopeds Autos Help Wanted


I ml Help Wanted


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

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


a ll Computers

CASH PAID FOR LAPTOPS
Working or not, Joel
ww~-ecycle.biz 336-0075 4-23-72-7

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4-23-59-7

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


1 Bicycles

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

For sale Ironhorse Quantum 2 mountain bike
(black). front shock obsorber, disc brakes
(front and rear), always lived indoors, some
accessories included $350 Firm. Call 352-
281-9720 2-14-3-9


'1I For Sale

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

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

Ed Hardy T-shirts, Polo, Ralph Lauren
2008 Season - Brand new
AT GIVE AWAY PRICES!
Call 919-208-6540 2-14-08-5-10


llMotorcycles, Mopeds


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

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

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

SCOOTER SERVICE
New Scooters 4 Less has LOW service rates!
Will service any make/model. Close to UF!
Pick-ups avail $19.99 oil changes!! 336-1271
4-23-72-11
SWAMP CYCLES
CLOSE TO CAMPUS 534 SW 4th Ave.
Scooters, E-bikes, Offroad, & Accessories!!
Best Prices and Customer Service!!
www.swampcycles.com
4-23-71-11

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


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

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

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

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.
e-mail silver777@cox.net 2-15-08-5-11

BRAND NEW 150CC
Blue/Black SCOOTER. Goes 55 mph.
Unassembled $899; assembled $1099. Call
407-721-8984 2-15-5-11


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

CARS -CARS Buy0SelleTrade
Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes
Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars
3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com
CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150
4-23-72-12

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


$500! POLICE IMPOUNDS!
HONDAS, CHEVYS, TOYOTAS, ETC. W
For listings 800-366-9813 ext 4622


4-23-72-12

JUNK CARS HAULED AWAY!
00* FREE 0 FREE 0 FREE* FREE***
MUST HAVE TITLE! METRO GNV ONLY!
CALL DON 215-7987 4-23-72-12

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

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

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

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

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

* Sun City Auto Sales
* Free service until end of contract
0 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
3-7-08-28-12


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

* Sunrise Auto Sales
* Buy here/Pay here
* More than 300 vehicles in stock
0 30 days warranty any finance
* 352-375-9090 4-23-57-12
0 Sunrise Auto Sales
* Free service until end of contract
* Any vehicle finance
* Oil change/tune-up/brake job
* 352-375-9090 4-23-57-12
* Sunrise Auto Sales
* 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

0 Sunrise Auto Sales
S 04 Honda Element, EX, $11,999
S03 Honda Civic LX, 56k, $9999
S02 Honda Odyssey, $9999
0 352-375-9090 4-23-57-12
* Sunrise Ato Sales
0 02 Honda Accord, EX, $8999
S02 Honda Accord, SE, $9999
S01 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
Transmissioncruise controlpower 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

95 CAMARO V-6
Cold AC. Runs great, looks great $2850. Call
Steve 226-1973 3-17-08-20-12


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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

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

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


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

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


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

LOCAL ARTIST NEEDS:
* Gold * Diamonds * Gems * Class Rings
* ETC * Top Cash $$$ or Trade *
OZZIE'S FINE JEWELRY 373-9243. 4-23-
72-13
BEAN INSPIRATION!
Take a blind lady to Mass on Sundays and for
walks and shopping as needed. We'll have
lots of fun! And you will make a new friend!
Contact 219-6948. 2-15-08-72-13

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

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

00000**CANDLE PARTIES*******
Do you love Candles, People and Parties?
To BOOK A PARTY OR START YOUR OWN
HOME'BASED BUSINESS as an indepen-
dent Gold Canyon Candle Demonstrator.
Make your own hours & earn up to 25% com-
mission on Sales. Contact Shari Lee at 352-
317-0890 or Sharin.Lee@goldcanyon.us.
2-13-5-13
This newspaper assumes no responsibil-
ity for injury or loss arising from contacts
made through advertising. We suggest that
any reader who responds to advertising use
caution and investigate the sincerity of the
advertiser before giving out personal infor-
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PARK PLACE CAR WASH
Now Hiring FT & PT positions available.
Great environment, flexible hours. Apply in
person 7404 NW 4th Blvd-Across from Home
Depot 4-23-08-72-14

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tutors needed 1-on-1 tutoring at risk elem
school students. 1-4 afternoons/wk $9.50/hr
15-20 min S of UF. Fed work study req. for
employment. Volunteers welcome. For info
contact Sally 352-384-1155; st23@cox.net
2-12-08-20-14

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

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

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

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




DON'T iDRINI & I)DRIVE


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

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

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

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

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


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

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

Perfect 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
2-14-08-10-14

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

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


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

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


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E l Help Wanted

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

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

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

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

ATTENTION SCIENCE MAJORS!
Kaplan Test Prep & Admissions is currently
hiring Science Teachers & Tutors. Kaplan
offers flexible schedules, competitive pay,
extensive training and a benefits package for
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
katherine.puller@kaplan.com. 2-12-08-5-14

FUN IN THE SUN
Sports & Entertainment Advertising Firm
seeks 8-9 motivated individuals for
entry-level event marketing.
Paid Training!
Ask for Brianna @ 352-377-3295
2-12-08-5-14

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-
15-14

APARTMENT HUNTERS
FT/PT positions avail.
Nts & wkends a plus.
gvlmanager@apartmenthunters.com
352-336-9349 2-13-08-5-14

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
ID#799991 2-13-08-5-14

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-
3150 2-14-5-14

MALES: Evaluate "Sketchy Drunk Guys"
& Other Alcohol Related Messages.
Participate in 1 hr. CONFIDENTIAL focus
group. Seeking sophomores, juniors,
& seniors. Must be aged 18 - 24 & con-
sumed 5+ drinks in 1 setting in past 2 wks.
Receive FREE PIZZA & $20 UF bookstore
giftcard. Contact Irhovermale@ufl.edu for
more info. 2-15-5-14

VETERINARY TECHNICIANIASSISTANT.
Full-time, some weekends, holidays.
Experience preferred. Apply in person
at Jonesville Animal Hospital, 14145 W
Newberry Rd, Newberry. 2-22-08-10-14

MAINTENANCE PERSON PT
For fraternity house. In house maintenance &
some prep cook work. 9-3, M-F. For interview
call 494-9038 2-13-08-3-14

Local Florist
Looking For extra Del. Drivers for Valentines
Day, 2/14. We Pay Top Dollar. CALL 376-
2514 2-.12-08-2-14


E l Help Wanted


Private tutor needed for 2 asian girls 3,5. Jr,
Sr, Grad students to teach English, French/
Spanish, or Chinese can apply. $15 HR,
6 hrs per wk. Piano or Guitar skills a plus.
Tony 201 661-3816. Turkey Crk 7 mi NW of
UF 2-14-3-14

GRADUATING PRE-MEDS
Clinical Assistant for full time patient care.
Will train. Email MCAT & resume to: Dr. Levy
afn22025@cox.net 4-23-47-14

EXPERIENCED SWIM LESSON
INSTRUCTORS NEEDED.
Available 5-7pm at UF. Call Jill at 335-0518
2-25-08-10-14

TUTOR NEEDED FOR 8TH GRADE
STUDENT
Looking for homework coach/tutor for 14 year
old withADHD.Previuos experience preferred.
$10.00/per hour. Call 472-9391 2-18-5-14


Services

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Services


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

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

IMMIGRATION LAW
Marriage Visas - Employment V6ij
Naturalization. Richard Ruth, Esq.
352-335-6748 www.ruthlaw.com
2-29-29-15

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

MATH & PHYSICS TUTOR
First hour FREE! 10 years of experience.
Bilingual. Call Francisco at 352-395-7468
2-20-15-15

RECORD A HITAT TAYLOR MADE MUSIC
Recording Studio. Bands, singers, rappers.
3 hour Intro Rock Block $100. Free set-up.
Pro Tools HD. Live rooms, good ears. Ask for
Glenn 374-9230 or 283-0630 2-13-08-10-15

Pineforest Farm Quality Horse Boarding! 20
acres located in Alachua. Excellent care in
a safe and family oriented enviomment. Call
Anna for details (352) 318-9622 or visit us
online @ www.pineforestfarm.com 3-20-
08-29-15

Find Tutoring For Any Class/Subject!
TutorMeGainesville is a free tutor directory
connecting students and educators at UF
and in Gainesville. *Tutors Sign Up Free!
Visit Us At www.TutorMeGainesville.com
2-25-11-15


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All Women's Health Cente,_-
ABORTION
Free Pregnancy Test
RU-486 Available
378-9191
www.abortiongainesville.com
4-23-72-16

***CHOOSE LIFE!!**O
Adoption - confidential & compassionate
adoption advice. Expenses paid if needed.
www.AmericankidzAdoption.com FL Lic
#1107-41 Toll Free 866-303-1573 4-23-
71-16

THE TRUE YOU!
Lose 8-15 pounds in 4 weeks
Only $119!
Gain muscle while you lose fat
Groups forming now. 339-2199
4-23-72-16

ABORTION/ABORTION BY PILL (RU-486)
Student Discount.
Bread & Roses Women's Health Center
www.breadroses.com 352-372-1664
4-23-72-16

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

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

UNPLANNED PREGNANCY
Adoption is loving choice
A warm, caring, loving, financially secure,
happily married couple is looking to adopt a
baby. Lots of love promised, top notch edu-
cation and happy 'and secure future for your
baby. Help with living expenses, medical,
counseling. Call Karen or Stan at Brenner
Law Offices. 1-800-362-9660. ContWential.
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CLINICAL HYPNOSIS For Behavior Change
& Trauma Resolution. Including- Smoking;
Stress; Sports; Relationship/Loss; PTSD;
Sexual- Trauma. Institute For Clinical
Hypnosis, 665-0928 2-20-08-20-16
Want to quit smoking in the next 60
days? Discounts on medications available
to registered UF students who enroll in the
Student Health Care Center QUIT Program
(while supplies last!) 392-1161 or Tobacco-
Free@ufl.edu. 2-15-08-5-16

all Personals

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

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

*Family Chiropractic*
Since 1977. Two blocks from U.F.
373-7070
4-23-72-18
SAVE ON RAYBAN/SUNGLASSES

University Opticians
300 SW 4th AVe. 378-4480
4-23-72-18
Discussion: "Why Do Bad Things
Happen To Good People?"
7PM Wed. (2/13) at
Books, 505 NW 13th St. Everyone welcome!
Info: 378-3504/www.Eckankar.org
2-13-3-18

M il Connections

Young doctor looking for girlfriend 18-28
for traveling & good times. Send photos &
information to: drtomas2@yahoo.com 3-
31-08-33-19

II Event Notices

Fitness Bootcamp
4 week camp
limited availability
For more information call
(352) 262-0595
2-21-30-20
RUNNING CAMP
Reduce your mile time.
7min. 6min. or run an
outstanding 5min. mile.
352 262-0595 3-6-20-20


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SPRING BREAK
SPRING BREAK ADS
WILL APPEAR
IN THIS SECTION
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3-7-87-21

WALDO FARMERS & FLEA MARKET
Every Sat & Sun - Hwy 301
15 min from Gainesville 486-2255
4-23-72-21
SHOTGUN SHOOTING SPORTS
Open Te.iublic Wed-Fri-Sat-Sun
1 PM to Dusk -Skeet-Trap-5 Stand
Bunker- Gun Rental- Shells- 352-372-1044
gatorskeetandtrap.com 4-23-72-21
BAHAMAS SPRING BREAK
$189 for 5 DAYS or $239 for 7 DAYS. All
prices include: Round-trip luxury cruise with
food. Accommodations on the island at your
choice of thirteen resorts. Discounts and
Free trips for group bookings. Appalachia
Travel. -rwww.BahamaSun.com 800-867-
5018. Florida Seller of Travel Reg No
ST35585 3-3-85-21


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Rocky Creek Pa l CONDO ON MIAMI BEACH SIGNATURE SHUTTLE
ky Cree Paitball FOR SPRING BREAK!! WEEKLY MIAMI BUS SERVICE
In Gainesville * Better Prices March 9-16th. On beach! Accomodates 4 UF - ORL, FTP, FTL, WPB, POMP, MIA
Better Fields * Better Call 371-2092 people. Includes fitness facility, pool & break- PH 219-8778. ORDER ONLINE AT:
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French Addiction GMG TRANSPORT
Lingerie & Gifts Cheapest fixed price in town to So. FL.
Buy tickets on line, over the phone, in per-
*Seduce your lover with son. $35 One Way - $45 Rount Trip.
sexy lingerie and adult gifts Regular and Reverse Trips - One Price
www.gmgtrans.com 352-215-8196
from French Addiction 4-23-72-23


SPets

Furry, feathery, scaly...no, not your
roommate...pets. Find or advertise your pets
or pet products here in the Pets section of
the Alligator.


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RATED #1 IN CUSTOMER SERVICE
Enjoy luxury buses w/movies, bathrooms &
soon wireless internet
Servicing Gville to ORL, WPB, FTL& MIA
Buy tickets online or over the phone.
1-877-WE-GATOR (93-42867)


*We ship anywhere! 2-29-31-23
*We deliver too! JAX & ORLANDO INT'LAIRPORTS
0819 West University Avenue and Beaches - 4 daily trips.
* 352-373-6628 $40-$45 ONE WAY or $65-$75 RT *....** Need a Ride?..e...
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KITTENS - FREE
5 months old, fixed and shots. Call 352-468-
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Lucas learns from family's past
By DANNY KLEIN
Alligator Staff Writer
dklein@alligator.org

The path Jai Lucas takes in life is made
smooth by the cracks he has avoided.
His steps and choices are reflected by the
tangled world he has seen and the people who
have shown him how wrong life can go in such
short spaces of time.
"When people have problems they always
somehow come to me," Lucas said. "I guess
that's just part of being a point guard. It's being
that guy that everybody feels they can come and
talk to."
Listed at a generous 5 foot 11 and 150
pounds, Lucas' small stature is in stark contrast
to the heavy life he has lived.


"When people have problems they
always somehow come to me. I
guess that's just part of being a
point guard. It's being that guy that
everybody feels they can come and
talk to."
Jal Lucas
UF freshman point guard

Lucas' father, John Lucas II - a former NBA
player and coach - has spent his life gathering
wisdom by traveling down a broken road.
Lucas' father's life is often caught in the
spotlight of his days playing for the Houston
Rockets and coaching stints with the San
Antonio Spurs, Philadelphia 76ers and recently
the Cleveland Cavaliers. Most of the questions
he answers for the press deal with his two sons,
John Lucas I, who played for the Rockets, and
his youngest, Jai.
But perhaps hidden somewhere along those
lines is his troubled past, which comes to light in
tlhe personality of UF's young point guard.
Lucas' father's NBA career was cut short by
drug problems, highlighted by a fateful moment
when he found himself out in the street one day,
shoeless in a drug-induced stupor.
And at that moment the decision was his. He
could slump down the road addicts take, which
SEE HOOPS, PAGE 23


Sports
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2008


Gators struggle without starting point guard Thompson


* UF HAD 26 TURNOVERS AGAINST
MISSISSIPPI STATE.

By PHIL KEGLER
Alligator Staff Writer
pkegler@alligator.org

It's not easy going on the road without a
starting point guard.
The Gators, who played without the in-
jured Lonnika Thompson on Sunday, learned


that lesson in their 83-71 loss at Mississippi
State.
The Gators had 26 turnovers against the
Bulldogs, their highest total in a Southeastern
Conference game this season.
Sophomore guard Jennifer Mossor made
her second start of the season in place of
Thompson.
Thompson averages just 3.7 points in 16.7
minutes per game, but UF assistant coach
Susie Gardner said the Gators missed more
than just her offensive production.


"We didn't really know if we were going to
have Lonnika until the last minute," Gardner
said. "What that does is hurt
S our rotation. ... You like to
have Jen Mossor coming off
the bench because you have
Women's that security blanket, that
Basketball 'hey, we're going to have
some scoring happening
(off the bench).'"
Mossor had a career-high 20 points in 32
minutes of action. Her move to the starting


lineup put a damper on UF's bench produc-
tion, however.
The Gators got just 3 points from their
bench compared to the Bulldogs' 15.
Gardner also noted what impact the move
had on junior guard Sha Brooks, who was
forced to fill in at point guard for most of the
game.
"Lonnika allows Sha to get in the flow of
the game and not play the point," Gardner
SEE WHOOPS, PASE 23


SMen's basketball:
No. 5 North Carolina vs. Virginia
ESPN2, 8 p.m.

Kentucky vs. No. 24 Vanderbilt
ESPN, 9 p.m.


B 2006: UF softball outfielder Lind-
sey Cameron hit a grand slam in the
fourth inning of the Gators' 16-1 win
against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, giv-
ing her 29 career home runs and the
all-time school record.


Women's basketball:
(5) Rutgers 58
(1) Tennessee 59
Men's basketball:
(3) Kansas 69
(11) Texas 72


SThe UF men's basketball team dropped out
of the ESPN/USA Today coaches' poll this
week after a 22-point loss to Tennessee on
Tuesday and 10-point win against Georgia on
Saturday. The Gators had been No. 22and
fell from the AP poll the week before.


ALLIGATOR
www.alligatorSports.org


No. 5 UF set


for first test


against USF

By CHRISTOPHER YAZBEC
Alligator Writer
cyazbec@alligator.org

It's safe to say the UF women's tennis team hasn't
really been tested.
The Gators (3-0) have yet to lose a singles or dou-
bles match in any of their first three dual matches and
have dropped just two sets in singles play.
First-year sophomore Marrit Boonstra hasn't
even lost a game in the first three
matches of her career.
However, all of UF's victories
have come against teams outside
the top 75 of the Intercollegiate
Tennis Association rankings.
The competition level will in-
S crease dramatically for the Gators
Thornqvlst starting Tuesday.
No. 5 UF will take on No. 30
South Florida in what will be the last of a four-match
opening homestand before traveling to No. 15 Duke
on Friday and No. 14 North Carolina on Sunday.
"For the first time here in this young season, we're
going to really find out how good we are," UF coach
Roland Thornqvist said. "I think we know that we
have a lot of talent. We just need to find out how
tough we are and where we are at this moment." rc-
To continue their high level of play, the Gators
must first overcome a USF team they faced in the
second round of the NCAA tournament last year. UF
won the match 4-1 in Gainesville.
"Some kids that haven't been challenged are go-
ing to be challenged [Tuesday], and the key is for us
to be able to handle that and play well in cose sets,"
Thornqvist said. "I can certainly see a couple split sets
here and there and where we got to really make sure
that we play well and play disciplined tennis at the
end of the sets."
SEE TENNIS, PAGE 23


Casey Brooke Lawson/Alligator
UF guard Jai Lucas looks to score during overtime of the Gators'
81-70 victory against the Wildcats at home on Jan. 19.


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SANTA FE BASEBALL

Saints' hot bats power win


By SHANNON MCCARTHY
Alligator Writer

It may not have been the prettiest of games, but
the Santa Fe Community College baseball team (8-
3) still cruised to an 11-6 win against Hillsborough
Community College (5-6) on Monday.
The Saints continued their hot hitting and capi-
talized on nine walks and seven Hawks errors on
the~hy, including two miscues in the second inning
that allowed SFCC to jump to a quick 5-0 lead.
Freshmen Andy Mee and Chad Graziano pow-
ered the Saints offensively, both going 3 for 4 with
four RBIs each. Mee, while leading the pitching
staff with a 2.08 ERA, has also been SFCC's best
hitter. He is batting .552 with 12 RBIs on the season.
Graziano has been quietly successful at the plate so
far this season, hitting .412 with six RBIs.
"I felt good today," Graziano said. "It was my
first three-hit game of the season, and I was feeling
really comfortable at the plate."
SFCC coach Johnny Wiggs was pleased with
what he saw from Graziano.
"It was a big game for him," Wiggs said. "I think
he really needed that. He'd been hitting over .300,
but he hadn't really hit the ball with that much
authority, and that was especially big coming from
our nine-hole hitter."
Sophomore left-hander John Lambert started on
the mound for the Saints, but he struggled with his
control and got into many deep counts, prompting
Wiggs to go to the bullpen in the fifth inning.
Freshman right-hander Bobby Bolling entered
the game in a tight spot, with one out and the bases
loaded, but he quickly notched two strikeouts to get
out of the jam.
"That was huge for us," Wiggs said. "If he all of
a sudden starts walking guys or gives up a big hit,


they're right back in the game with all of the mo-
mentum, so I really believe that was the difference
in the game.
"There are one or two spots in every game that
are really pivotal, and sometimes the average fan
doesn't see it quite as much. They'll say, 'Oh, you
were up by four runs,' but we're one walk and one
double away from it being a tie game again."
Bolling's 1 2/3 innings of relief earned him the
win, bringing his record to 1-0.
"I felt good today. It was my first three-
hit game of the season, and I was feel-
ing really comfortable at the plate."
Chad Graziano
SFCC freshman second baseman

While Wiggs expected the pitching to be the
strength of his team at the beginning of the season,
the bats have carried the Saints while the pitching
staff has struggled with consistency. SFCC is batting
.325 as a team, but the team ERA is 5.40.
"We're really trying to find out a lot about this
club in nonconference play," Wiggs said. "We're
trying not to get too high or too low. I'd like to play
a little cleaner baseball in terms of pitching and
defense, but we're heading in that direction. We've
played 11 games and won eight of them, so we're
pretty happy right now."
Graziano echoed his coach's sentiment, saying
the team is focused on improving its play.
"It was a good win, but we could have played
better," Graziano said. "We're still giving up too
many runs, so we just need to get our pitching,
defense and hitting all working together to really be
the team we want to be."


UF tied for second


after first round


By ANDY HUTCHINS
Alligator Writer
Ask UF women's golf coach
Jill Briles-Hinton about her team
and she will talk at length about
each of her "young ladies,"
from their strengths and weak-
nesses to their growth as golfers
and people.
When you ask her if expecta-
tions change with UF as NCAA
and Southeastern Conference
favorites and ranked No. 6 na-
tionally - as well as with per-
sonnel changes that make this
a totally different team - the
answer is short and sweet:
"They don't."
The Gators proved it with a
strong first day at the Northrop
Grumman Regional Challenge
in Palos Verdes, Calif., combin-
ing to shoot a 14-over 298 that
left them tied with Southern
California, Brigham Young and
Pepperdine for second place, 10
strokes behind national power
UCLA.
Freshman Jessica Yadloczky
led the Gators with her even-par
71, which tied her for third place
with USC's Lizette Salas and


UCLA's Glory Yang and Sydnee
Michaels. It's nothing new for
Yadloczky, who has registered
four consecutive top-20 finishes
in a highly competitive sched-
ule of stroke play events.
And it's no shock that
Whitney Myers, who tied a UF
record for a
low round in
the fall, shot
a two-over
73 to tie for
day.
But for
Hannah Yun,
Yadloczky a 15-year-old
freshman who enrolled this
spring, it's a pleasant surprise
to be tied for 38th with senior
Tiffany Chudy after a six-over
77.
Yun may be the face of the
new-look Gators, a radical de-
parture from the senior-laden
team Briles-Hinton expected,
and she knows there is poten-
tial for chemistry mishaps. But
Chudy thinks the chemistry is
as good as ever: "It doesn't mat-
ter what (Yun's) age is, because
she's such a hard worker."


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Tarpley serves

as influence

for UF guard

HOOPS, from page 21

most tell you leads straight to jails,
institutions and death, or he could
change and help people just like him
turn wrong decisions right.
Lucas' father is the founder of the
Houston-based John Lucas Treatment
and Recovery Center, where athletes
and other people come to try to fight
their problems and lean on John
Lucas II for life experience and mo-
tivation.
Lucas has grown up around this
his entire life, and his experiences
with patients and with his father
have molded him into a player who
understands what it means to run
the show.
"Just growing up around him, I
think I have a better feel of how to
handle situations," Lucas said. "I
don't get overwhelmed or anything."
Perhaps just as powerful has
been the influence of the estranged
former NBA player Roy Tarpley.
Lucas referred to Tarpley as a "god-
father" and spoke of how he helped
teach him life lessons even his father
couldn't explain.
Tarpley was a standout at
Michigan before being selected sev-
enth overall by the Dallas Mavericks
in the 1986 NBA Draft.
Tarpley made the All-Rookie Team
and seemed destined for success until
his career was derailed in 1991 when
he was banned from the league for
violating the drug policy.
He returned briefly in 1994 but
was banned again for the same prob-
lem that originally sent him packing.
Lucas remembers Tarpley as a
mainstay in his house growing up
and pointed to his advice as one of
his driving points in life.
"I would never try drugs or
anything like that because I've seen
everything it's done to his career and
everyone who's been around him,"
Lucas said.
"That's one thing I stay away
from."


TENNIS, from page 21

The match against the Bulls was resched-
uled from Jan. 30 after illnesses on the USF
team prevented them from playing.
The Bulls' only ranked player, No. 71
Natalia Guevara, is a freshman. She will
likely face UF freshman Julia Cohen on the


No. 1 singles court.
Thomqvist said Cohen's
first true collegiate test will
be "very fun and interesting
to see."
The Gators are 47-1 all
Tennis time against their in-state
opponents and will try to
capture their 60th consecutive regular-season


home win on Tuesday.
Thomqvist said his players enjoy playing
good teams to see where they stand among
the nation's best. He added that playing a
tough nonconference schedule will only help
UF in conference play.
"Now ... we're going to really be mea-
sured," he said. "That's why you play the
games."


Dotson joins teammate Brooks on list of 1,000-point scorers

WHOOPS, from page 21
said.


Harrison Diamond / Alligator Staff
UF guard Sha Brooks, shown here during the Gators' 85-71 loss to LSU at
home Feb. 3, is one of two 1,000-point scorers on the team.


TOURNEY WATCH: UF (15-9, 4-5 SEC) continues to flirt
with the NCAA Tournament with five regular-season
games remaining and is tied for sixth in the SEC with
Georgia.
Thursday's win against Auburn lookedJile it
would give the team momentum, and it moved the
team's RPI into the 30s, according to CollegeRPI.com.
The Web site's founder, Jerry Palm, moved the Gators
into his projected bracket Sunday morning for the first
time this season as a No. 12 seed - but as one of his
last four teams in the field.
Then, UF lost to a team it probably should have
defeated - Mississippi State (15-9, 3-6 SEC, 99 RPI)
- and its RPI rose back to 43.
ESPN.com analyst Charlie Creme left the Gators
out of his bracket Monday for the
first time in two weeks, listing UF
as one of his last four teams out.
Sixteen members of the media
and former coaches gathered at a
NCAA-sanctioned event Thursday
and Friday to learn about the tour-
nament selection process, accord-
Peck ing to ESPN.com analyst Mechelle
Voepel.
The group decided on its own pool of 64 teams,
although it did not seed the entire field.
Voepel wrote that UF was one of six teams "who
got significant discussion" but did not make the field
of 64, although the bracket was made without the re-
sults from either game last week.
One member of the committee that would be famil-
iar to Gainesville is former UF coach Carolyn Peck.
The "magic number" to make the NCAA
Tournament is usually a .500 record in conference play
With a minimum of 15 conference games (14 irgular-
season plus at least a first-round SEC Tournament
matchup), the Gators probably need at least four more
wins but have only two games remaining at home.
1,000 POINT PALS: With her 10 points Sunday, junior
forward Marshae Dotson eclipsed the millennium
mark in career points, joining junior guard Sha Brooks
- who passed the point earlier this season.
This is the first time UF has had two 1,0Q-point
scorers since the 1999-2000 season, which featured
three such players, who coincidentally all hit the mark
in the same season as well.





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