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UF ADMINISTRATION


UF reacts to



NIU shooting

By DEBORAH SWERDLOW
Alligator Writer
dswerdlow@alligator.org

After the third college shooting in the last month, UF of-
ficials assured students that they're still safe on campus.
UF President Bernie Machen sent an e-mail Friday to
students after a Thursday shooting at Northern Illinois
University left five students dead, as well
as the gunman, and 16 injured.
In the e-mail, Machen reminded stu-
dents about UF's emergency text-mes-
saging system and the University Police
Department's regular drills in case of
emergency situations.
UF tested its emergency text-messag-
Machen ing system for the first time in January.
The text reached 86 percent of its intend-
ed audience within 50 minutes, he wrote.
UF spokesman Steve Orlando UF spokesman said UF
expects to conduct the next test this summer, and the list of
recipients now tops more than 50,000.
Orlando said he doesn't think Northern Illinois made
any mistakes, but students mostly found out about the sit-
uation by sending text messages to each other, as opposed
to receiving messages from the university.
Machen wrote that if a major emergency occurred, UF
SEE SHOOTING, PAGE 5


Minus grades set for Jan.


By KAITLYN WELLER
Alligator Contributing Writer

Take your hard classes now.
In January, minus grades are sched-
uled to be added to UF's grading scale.
"It was very unusual to have plus
grades and no minus grades," Provost
Janie Fouke said.
President Bernie Machen approved
the policy last spring, and Fouke said the
computer code needed to allow minus
grades into the school system should be
ready and tested this summer.
While many faculty members thought
minus grades would be introduced this


fall, student focus groups expressed con-
cern about having some freshmen begin
on unequal footing, she said.
"It was very unusual to have plus
grades and no minus grades."
Janie Fouke
UF provost

Freshmen who began summer B
would face a different grade scale than
those who began in the fall. The school
can avoid this problem by implementing
them in the spring semester, Fouke said.
SEE MINUS, PAGE 5


Frat returns to campus


* DELTA CHI FRATERNITY WAS
SUSPENDED IN 2001.

After two years of recruitment, house
renovations, community service and
advisement from its national headquar-
ters, Delta Chi Fraternity was officially
welcomed back to the UF campus.
The fraternity's national president,
Steven Bossart, presented the UF
chapter with a new charter at a ban-
quet Saturday. U.S. Rep. John Mica, a
UF Delta Chi alumnus, told about 160
attendees about his fraternity experi-
ences. UF President Bernie Machen
congratulated the group.
Joseph Janusz, president of UF's
Delta Chi chapter and an industrial and
systems engineering senior, said the fra-
ternity began re-applying for its charter
in spring 2006 after a 2001 suspension.


Delta Chi's national headquarters
revoked the chapter's charter, and UF
kicked the fraternity off campus after a
stripper was hired for an unregistered
party, according to Alligator archives.
The woman accused a fraternity
member of rape, but the University
Police Department eventu-
S ally charged her with filing
Campus a false report.
Campus To earn back its charter,
the fraternity had to meet
national requirements, such as partici-
pation in intramurals and philanthro-
pies, and submit a petition of more than
100 pages, Janusz said.
In May 2007, he said Delta Chi
regained its house. Members spent
$100,000 renovating it during summer
and moved back in this fall, he said.
- DEBORAH SWERDLOW


* After several late
mistakes, fresh-
man Nick Calathes
and the UF men's
basketball team
dropped a 61-58
contest at No. 24
Vanderbilt. It was
the Gators' fourth
loss in five games.
See story, Page 16.


Copyrighted Material
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Available from Commercial News Providers


SA fire at an
apartment
complex on
13th Street
did severe
damage to
four units.
See story,
Page 3.


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A Farewell to Arms
A Union reenactor sheathes his sword as troops repel Confederates at the end of a mock Civil War skirmish at
the Olustee Battle Reenactment in Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park Saturday. See story, Page 4.


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2, ALLIGATOR E MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2008

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Reitz Union Grand Ballroom,
9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; today
The College of Engineering
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educating elementary school
students about engineering.
More than 30 exhibits will
be showcased, and the event
will be open to the public.
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Turlington Hall Room L011,
7:30 p.m., tonight
Big Brothers Big Sisters, a
youth mentoring organiza-
tion, will be holding its first
meeting of the semester. New
members are welcome, and
membership dues are $15.
Miss UF Pageant
Phillips Center, 7:30 p.m.,
tonight
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the Miss UF Pageant.
Entourage Marathon
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p.m., Tuesday
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ON CAMPUS
Residents return to
Thomas Hall after fire
About 20 Thomas Hall
residents who were forced
out of their dorms after a
Wednesday night kitchen fire
were allowed to return Friday
afternoon.
Sharon Blansett, UF assis-
tant housing director, said the
fire started in the second-floor
lounge because butter or oil
left unattended on the stove
ignited.
While there was no damage
from smoke or flames, water
from emergency sprinklers
flowed beyond the kitchen
and underneath doors of near-
by rooms, Blansett said. Some
water also seeped into some
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who live in the affected sec-
tion of the dorm were relocated
Wednesday and Thursday
nights so authorities could
make sure the fire-safety system
was working.
Most students spent the
nights with friends, and those
unable to find shelter were di-
rected to vacant rooms in other
residence halls, she said.
Blansett said most of the re-
pairs would be cosmetic, such
as replacing ceiling tiles and
possibly replacing the lounge's
carpet. She said it is still too
early to estimate how much the
building's water damage will
cost UF.
Thomas Hall, one of two UF
residence halls without air con-
ditioning, was built in 1906.
- KATIE SANDERS


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Apartment complex fire leaves 4 units uninhabitable


* IT TOOK FIREFIGHTERS 30 MINUTES TO PUT
OUT THE FIRE AT BIVENS COVE APARTMENTS.

By YUDISLAIDY FERNANDEZ
Alligator Staff Writer
yfernandez@alligator.org

A fire left four apartments uninhabitable Thursday
night but did not.seriously injure anyone.
Gainesville Fire Rescue investigators still do not know
the cause of the fire at the Bivens Cove Apartments com-
plex, located at 3301 SW 13th St., though they suspect it
may have been candles and have ruled out an electrical
cause.
By the time firefighters arrived, flames were poking
through the roof of a two-story building in the complex,
said GFR Deputy Fire Chief Tim Hayes.
It took firefighters about 30 minutes to extinguish the
fire, said GFR District 1 Fire Chief Richard Saulsberry.
No injuries were reported, but one person had to be
taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation, Hayes said.
The man was later identified by his wife as Brian.
Shadwill, 23, who suffers from asthma. Shadwill, who
was in an adjacent apartment at the time the fire broke
out, was taken to Shands at UF for treatment of smoke
inhalation, his wife said.
Joong Hyuk Mian, one of the residents who had to be
evacuated, held his 2-year-old son and stood next to his
wife, Moon Jung Jang, as firefighters finished extinguish-
ing the flames.
Mian, who lived in the apartment adjacent to the one
where the fire began, said he found out about the fire
when a neighbor knocked on his door and told him to
leave immediately.
The American Red Cross offered to help residents
whose apartments were declared uninhabitable;
The damaged apartments were still closed off with
yellow caution tape Sunday. It is not yet known when
residents of the most damaged units will be able to move
back into their apartments.


Ryan Pinto / Alligator
Paul Davis Restoration employee Rick Osburn stands on a roof at Bivens Cove Apartments on Friday afternoon and
tells associates, lower left, about a hole that was burned in the roof during a Thursday night fire.


Alton Herbest, a Fort White resident, was driving in to
the complex to visit a friend when he saw the flames.
Herbest said when he found out there were three ani-
mals in Shadwill's apartment, he went inside the unit and


grabbed Shadwill's dog, Bebop Jr. He went back to search
for two missing cats, who were later found.
"I am just glad no one is hurt," Herbest said. "That's
all I care about."


ON THE WEB

Facebook tool aims to improve roommate


KRISTEN HUFF
Alligator Contributing Writer

A new application launched on
Facebook by a UF student aims to
give residents more control in ran-
dom roommate selection.
RoomBug, an application
devised by graduate student
Robert Castellucci, 23, works with
Gainesville apartment complexes to
allow residents to search Facebook
profiles of other residents seeking
roommates.
Random roommates are often
matched based on compatible re-


sponses to questionnaires asking
about living preferences. RoomBug
has a similar questionnaire, but it
allows residents to post the answers
they want to see from potential
roommates as well. It also allows
residents to browse profiles for
matches in similar interests, such as
movies and books, and to see if they
already have friends in common.
Users can also engage in regu-
lar Facebook interaction, such as
wall posts and messages, to get to
know potential roommates. Once
users find a resident they like, they
can submit a request to the resident


"It's about moving into the
age where students are us-
ing these types of formats
anyway."
Richard Ashbrook
Collegiate Properties Inc.
director of operations

and the complex through the ap-
plication.
Currently, Collegiate Properties
Inc., which manages Oakbrook
Walk Apartments, is the only com-


pany that will feature RoomBug
this fall.
Richard Ashbrook, director of
operations, said the application is
meant to accommodate residents.
"It's about moving into the age
where students are using these types
of formats anyway," Ashbrook said.
Scott Paterson, a UF advertising
junior, was unhappy with the room-
mate randomly assigned to him last
year and said that the questionnaire
he filled out revealed living habits,
but not personality. If RoomBug had
been available, he said he would
have used it to search profiles.


matching
Karen Campbell, director of
public relations and marketing at
Melrose StudentSuites, said she did
not think the complex would use
RoomBug because few students ask
for room transfers before move-in
after they probe Facebook.
UF freshman Kelly Dees, who
lives in a dorm with a randomly as-
signed roommate and plans to live
on campus again next year, said she
an application like RoomBug is nec-
esary, especially on campus.
"The first thing I did when I got
my random roommate was to look
her up on Facebook," Dees said.


UF hopefuls overload site


UF's online admissions system
struggled to keep up with thousands of
-high school students who simultaneously
logged on Friday with hopes of finding an
acceptance notice, leaving some students
in the dark on their admissions status long
after it was available.
Students could access their letters online
at 5 p.m., and the Web site received about
26,000 hits in the first three minutes, UF
Provost Janie Fouke wrote in an e-mail.
Steve Orlando, UF spokesman, said
high traffic slowed the system, which
students continuously checked through
Saturday By about 1 a.m. Saturday - eight
hours after students could originally access


their letters - the traffic finally slowed, he
said.
Nathaniel Amos, a Lincoln High School
senior in Tallahassee,
said he said he tried to
log into at exactly 5 p.m.
and for 30 minutes could
not access the system.
"I got there at the
same time as seemingly
every other human
Fouke being in the state of
Fouk Florida," Amos said.
Although the wait was frustrating, know-
ing he was accepted was worth it, he said.
- LIA GANOSELLIS


Search for dean narrows


CLAS dean finalist drops out


Another candidate has dropped out of
the search for a UF College of Liberal Arts
and Sciences dean.
The 10 search committee members held
15 hours of interviews Friday, Saturday
and Sunday with the 10 remaining semi-
finalists.
Originally, the committee chose 12
candidates, but one candidate dropped
out earlier in the process and another
withdrew this weekend, said Pramod
Khargonekar, committee chairman and
College of Engineering dean. Khargonekar
said he expects the rest of the process to go
smoothly, and the position should be filled
by mid- to late-March.
The committee asked candidates about
leadership skills, experience recruiting fac-


ulty and ideas for fundraising.
The candidates were also asked about
their ability to manage a large budget, he
said. CLAS remains $1 million in debt after
a $6 million budget deficit was discovered
in 2006.
UF Khargonekar
Administration said the commit-
tee would select
three to five finalists Wednesday.
After Wednesday's meeting,
Khargonekar said he would present the
finalist list to UF Provost Janie Fouke. He
said UF students and faculty would have a
chance to interact with the finalists during
campus interviews and visits before the
dean is chosen.
-DEBORAH SWERDLOW






4, ALLIGATOR U MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2008


Past meets present in


Civil War reenactment -


* THE BATTLE OF OLUSTEE WAS
FOUGHT OUTSIDE OF LAKE CITY.

By DREW HARWELL
Alligator Staff Writer
dharwell@alligator.org

OLUSTEE - A marching snare sounds
its rhythm, then quiets.
Artillery booms and resounds, a group
of palm trees rocking in its echo.
Hundreds of dusty soldiers still and
take aim.
These were the precursors to the res-
urrected Battle of Olustee, fought more
than a century ago in the midst of the
Civil War, yet still relived every year on
a burnt patch of forest outside of Lake
City.
The Confederate and Union soldiers
of 1864 probably never guessed that the
tract of land they killed and died upon
would be used for the weekend's 30th
Annual Olustee Battle Festival, a family-


friendly event where bearded men would
wear wool and chat on cell phones, and
where women in laced gloves and wide
dresses would need to use specially de-
signed portable toilets.
But maybe they would recognize the
plumes of smoke and fired muskets,
the officers on horseback and the wind-
twisted flags, the play-dead men splayed
upon clumped grass and bent twigs.
If those Civil War soldiers had brushed
off their mortal wounds and lived un-
til today, could they comprehend the
sounds they heard from outside the bat-
tlefield: the throaty hums of bus engines,
the barking dogs locked up in trailers, the
smoky sizzling from barbecue grills?
Would they question why the chap-
lain had smeared theatrical blood on his
undershirt?
Or would they just grab their gun-
powder, fall in line and exclaim to their
commanding officer what their re-enact-
ing brothers would: "We whooped 'em,
colonel!"


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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2008 * ALLIGATOR, 5


Machen: Keep campus open


SHOOTING, from page 1

would update its home page
with announcements.
Orlando said UF might also
use Facebook to notify students
about emergencies.
Machen also reminded stu-
dents that UPD regularly trains
for emergencies and coordi-
nates its response plan with the
Gainesville Police Department
and Alachua County Sheriff's
Office.
UPD Chief Linda Stump
said the department will con-
duct emergency training dur-
ing Spring Break and hopes to
train with GPD and the Sheriff's
Office this summer.
At the end of his e-mail,
Machen wrote that some sug-
gest campuses should be less
open in light of recent campus
shootings, but UF's atmosphere


won't change, he said.
"The openness universities
enjoy is the very embodiment of
academic values," he wrote.
"The openness univer-
sities enjoy is the very
embodiment of academic
values."
Bernie Machen
UF president

"Even if we could feasibly
place gates at campus entrances
and send students through
metal detectors, I would argue
that building such a police state
would serve only to create an
atmosphere of fear and closed
thinking."
Orlando said students also
play a role and should call 911 if
they see a gun or sense another
threat on campus, he said.


Moseley, faculty disagree on change


MIN US, from page 1


Faculty members will not be required to use
minus grades, but she believes they want the
change, Fouke said.
Jane Southworth, an associate professor of
geography, thinks minus grades are a needed
adjustment.
Southworth said she believes the measure
will reduce grade inflation, a consequence of
having plus grades and no minus grades.
"You automatically have to bump up," she
said. "Everyone who's a minus becomes a solid
grade."
She said it becomes a problem when stu-
dents apply to graduate school, since other
institutions automatically assume grade infla-
tion.
Kim Walsh-Childers, a journalism professor,
was a member of the Faculty Senate and voted
for the measure when it was introduced.
Walsh-Childers said she found it frustrating
to assign the same grade to students who had
dramatically different scores in her class.
"It offends my sense of fairness," she said.
"I hate having somebody who's worked really
hard and done really quite well get the same
grade as somebody who just sort of skated by."


Ryan Moseley, UF Student Body president,
wrote in an e-mail that Student Government is
opposed to the changed grading scale. Student
Senate members passed a resolution in fall
2006 stating SG's opposition to the proposed
change.
"I believe it could potentially have an ad-
verse impact on students' grade point aver-
ages," Moseley wrote. "I would be concerned if
students weren't worried."
He said he is not in favor of
the measure because it allows
professors to choose whether
to use pluses, minuses, both or
neither. Grading across differ-
ent sections of classes may not
be equal because professors
Moseley could use entirely different
scales.
"Professors may not modify their grading
scales from the ones they currently use, and
would therefore be assigning less GPA points
for the same work as previous years," Moseley
wrote.
Fouke said she realizes that some students
are uncomfortable with the implementation of
minus grades.
"But change is always a surprise," Fouke
said. "Change is always challenging."


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Tuesday, February 19 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m
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Monday, February 18 7:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.
Reitz Union Rion Ballroom
Awards Ceremony is at 4:00 p.m.
Watch the final showdown between our top four
engineering teams in this Jeopardy-style competition.
Engineering Extravaganza
Thursday, February 21 9:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.
Reitz Union Colonnade and North Lawn
Free and open to the public
Come out and enjoy free food, giveaways, concerts and inflatables!
Engineering societies will showcase projects and offer demonstrations.

Meet the Deans Barbeque
Friday, February 22 11:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m
New Engineering Building Lawn
Hosted by Benton Engineering Council
Meet the College of Engineering Deans!
Pi Run 5K
Saturday, February 23 8:00 a.m.- 10:00 a.m.
Commuter Lot on Gale Lemerand Drive
Registration begins at 7:00 a.m.
Hosted by Tau Beta Pi
Kickball Tournament
Saturday, February 23 11:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.
Southwest Recreation Softball Fields
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6, ALLIGATOR MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2008

Editorial


Security System

NIU shooting points out

campus safety issues
It's not something any student should have to worry about
when they're sitting in a geology lecture on a Thursday
afternoon.
But when an armed graduate student stepped from behind
the screen on a lecture hall stage at Northern Illinois University,
another violent tragedy played out on an American college
campus.
Less than a year after the Virginia Tech tragedy in which 32
were killed, the news from DeKalb, Ill., struck a chord.
When the gunfire stopped, five lay dead, and students
across the country had yet another reason to look over their
shoulders.
"In spite of the enormity of this tragedy, it could have
been worse," NIU spokeswoman Melanie Magara told The
Associated Press on Friday.
It could have been.
With 25,000 students, NIU is roughly half the size of UF,
and it took no more than two minutes from the first 911 call for
campus police to make it to Cole Hall.
But by the time they did, three students and the gunman
were already dead.
And while no emergency plan could have prevented that
mentally ill man from concealing guns in a guitar case and trek-
king across the snow to initiate a massacre, we have to hope
that there is something that can be done to help university
students feel more secure.
Amid the fear, anger and frustration coming out of this hor-
rible event, we have to ask, what, if anything, could be done to
keep UF students feeling safer?
In the search for the equilibrium between security and prac-
ticality, we find ourselves feeling more than a little nervous
knowing that UF is relying on an emergency text-messaging
system that only reached 86 percent of its intended audience in
cose to one hour.
That's about 30 times longer than it took the NIU shooter to
finish his rampage.
And that's just not fast enough.
Any step a university can take to ensure students a safer
learning environment while keeping them informed about
what is happening on their campus is a step in the right direc-
tion.
In the wake of Virginia Tech, the University of Virginia
installed a university-wide siren PA system and a permanent
emergency-management office.
So why isn't UF doing something similar and something
more than just outsourcing the job to Mobile Campus for the
text-messaging service?
With more than 230 Emergency Blue Light Phones around
UF, the university could certainly utilize infrastructure that is
already in place to warn students quickly and efficiently with a
prominent alert system.
When seconds count, minutes may as well be days.
We do appreciate President Bernie Machen's response to the
tragic news from Illinois and his communication with the stu-
dent body through e-mail. We applaud his stated commitment
to keeping our campus environment free and open.
Machen, who fought to keep concealed weapons off cam-
pus when he was president of the University of Utah, also
promised to continue to strike a balance between safety and
openness.
We stand behind his efforts and agree with his stance to
keep all firearms off a college campus - because a school
where students can carry weapons along with their laptops
and lattes is not a place where we want to learn.
But we ultimately trust and expect administrators to contin-
ue to come up with innovative ways to prepare for the worst.
Our lives depend on it.


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Column

Love lecture offers hope for next year


don't know if you knew this, but UF has an art museum.
If you're not impressed by the sheer fact that the art
museum does exist, know this: its collection includes
a Monet landscape and Marilyn Monroe silkscreens from
Andy Warhol.
Not only that, but the Ham Museum of Art, as well as the
Florida Museum of Natural History; is open to the public on
Thursday nights. It's called Museum Nights.
When my Valentine's Day plans fell through on Thursday
(unable to locate batteries for TV remote), I decided to go.
As luck would have it, psychologist Shauna Springer was
giving a lecture on "The Science of Love: Choosing a Mate
Wisely and Maintaining a Strong Relationship."
(The speeches "Love: L is for Loser" and "Get Over
Yourself: Life Was Never Meant to Work Out for You
Anyway, and Valentine's Day is Just Annual Proof of This;
Consider Joining a Religious Order" were apparently can-
celed.)
I was confused at first because the title's use of "mate"
made it sound like something to do with koala bears or prai-
rie dogs. But when I didn't see any of those animals in the
audience, I reasoned they probably had something better to
do with their free time, such as actually mating instead of just
hearing about it.
Granted, I could not care less about maintaining a strong
relationship as much as, well, getting one, but there was still
a lot of interesting information.
For example, the Spanish words for wives and handcuffs
are the same: "esposas."
I should have known this ever since I got arrested in
Mexico for trying to marry an inanimate object, but what-
ever. Fortunately for married people, though, they seem to
have a biological immune boost, and thus heal faster. Stress
does that, too, right? Hmm...
Springer talked about how over-familiarity in a relation-
ship isn't favorable, as it decreases attention. This, of course,
explains why that Taco Bell drive-thru lady stopped giv-
The views expressed here are not


Reader response
Today's question: Could UF
do more to protect students on
campus?


ing me extra hot sauce packets in
November 2006.
Also, there was talk of how
beautiful people may be plagued
with insecurity because of fewer
opportunities to develop strength
Vincent MassarO of character. Interestingly, this is a
letters@alligator.org problem I deal with every day - as
an ugly person.
Something else came up that I
found particularly disturbing. Springer mentioned some
people are changing their marriage vows to read "...for
as long as we both shall 'love,'" instead of the traditional
"hate."
Springer discussed "The Bachelor' Phenomenon," where
contestants were falling in love by proxy during the show.
The women fell in love with the exotic trips and fancy din-
ners - all of which ended with the show's run.
Essentially, they were dating ABC - something that's
only happening again thanks to "Grey's Anatomy." When
we fall in love, Springer said, we idealize our partners, fill in-
formation gaps with projected fantasies and have two years
of free hormones. "Falling in love is very much, chemically,
like a cocaine high," she said.
Because of this, Springer stressed the "two-year rule,"
which allows couples to become comfortable with who they
really are, rather than acting on a high.
I thought the speech was informative, entertaining and
invigorating. Next time I'm on a date, possibly in a museum,
hopefully by next Valentine's Day, I'll be sure to impress with
my knowledge of marriage psychology and effective long-
term relationships.
Women love a guy who knows what he's talking about,
right?
Vincent Massaro is a journalism senior. His column appears
on Monday.
necessarily those of the Alligator.


Friday's question: Should there 17% YES
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Letters to the Editor
NIU tragedy deserved front-ps
I was shocked on Friday wh
the Alligator didn't seem to th
shooting at Northern Illinois Un
front-page news. Instead, we
to headlines about online votin
Machen discussing money issu
confessing to police and a hug
people holding hands.
These are all stories that des
the Alligator, but I think that the
ing should take priority over all (
only attention that massacre got
short story from The Associated
on Page 12.
It seems that something as tr
happened in Illinois should get
tion than a failed petition for onl
have always been one to defend
from the constant criticism of my
this was just poor reporting.


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I'd like to issue a backward-t
to all those who protested at a
recruiting stations Friday.
I can understand protesting
Capitol, but how dare you pus]
into the very faces of the brave
women who would risk or give
defend your rights to do so?
Imagine making the decision t


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country, for whatever reason, and being faced
with protesters on your way into a recruiting
station. The people who are there to enlist are
protecting your right to protest. Do people
not have jobs or enough homework to do?
Josh Jenkins
UF alumnus

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of them. The Advocacy was not student protest
t was a very Recent articles about student activism,
Press buried including Kim Wilmath's "SDS gives heart to
Machen," have used the term "student pro-
agic as what testers" to describe any form of advocacy on
more atten- campus. Activism is not always protesting,
ine voting. I and I think the use of this term either shows
the Alligator oversight or a biased opinion on the part of
friends, but Alligator reporters.
When local members of United Students
JoeFoldessy Against Sweatshops presented Bernie
4HP Machen with a Valentine's Day card, it was
not a protest. The letter within the valentine
advised the UF administration to work
with this group and the Workers Rights
Consortium to ultimately ensure that UF
place apparel would no longer be made in sweat-
hinking dart shops.
rmed forces This was not a protest in the sense that
the Alligator uses the term. This publication
a war at the portrays protest as an unruly, unorganized
h your spite and often arbitrarily directed action - see
re men and Friday's editorial cartoon.
their lives to This was advocacy. These groups are
advocating for humane conditions in the
o serve your factories where UF apparel is made. They are


promoting that the workers mal
with the UF logo on it are treated
The continued use of stuckc
ing" for this kind of activism
lustrates how reporters at the
less concerned with informing
they are at protesting student ac
begs the question: Who are the
protesters?"


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Online voting should appear
Is online voting open to soi
coercion? Yes, indeed it is, in th
way that absentee ballots are.
Conceivably a fraternity or
could coerce its members to
ballots and hand them over urn
effort to steal the election. Well,
We allow absentee ballots and
doesn't happen.
Want my guess as to why? B
so is illegal, and ultimately, this
are talking about here.
Online voting may or may
the process, but the cost-ben
is still the same, and it's my hi
dents are smart enough to recog
Government is not worth felon!
charges. So, my suggestion to
Let online voting onto the bal
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What more is there to say?


Kara Sprague
3NR


Alligator are Online voting ruling purely political
citizens than While we can certainly debate the merits
tivism, which of online voting as a policy, that debate is not
real "student the one we are having.
Despite the 5,683 students who said they
Sarah Bryant wanted to use online voting, the UF Supreme
7LS Court has blocked the student body from
even voting on the matter.
The Supreme Court does not have the
authority to decide that an amendment is
on ballot "unconstitutional," but only to determine
ne degree of whether more than 5,000 students signed the
e exact same petition and whether it deals with more than
one subject. The court did not even consider
organization the second question.
get absentee Why play by the rules when it does not
marked in an suit you politically? Make no mistake - this
guess what? is a political decision.
that scenario Those within Student Government are
vehemently opposed to online voting. Sen.
because doing Ramsey says that the outcomes of elections
is just SG we would remain unchanged. If that is true, then
why is SG so afraid of online voting?
not facilitate A debate on the merits of online vot-
efit analysis ing will not be won by preventing a vote.
ope that stu- Blocking a vote means that the Supreme
nize Student Court and its supporters have realized that
y voter fraud they cannot win that debate - and they have
SG politicos: decided the only way they can prevent online
lot. Students voting is not to give students a choice.
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701 SW 62nd Blvd 866-747-8443
www.spyglassapts.com
4-23-08-72-2

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

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


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

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

Your new home is here & waiting!
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

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

**CAMPUS EDGE CONDO**
2/2 walk to class/gym. Tile floor, WD in
unit. Penthouse unit. Ample parking. $1075.
Available fall 239-250-6149, 239-992-2449
3-24-08-22-2

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







4BR/4BA Furnished $1099
5BR/2BA Near UF $1095
3BR/2BA Duckpond $995
Ask about Move-In Specials!

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

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

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

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

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

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

SORORITY ROW APTS
Brand new luxury apts w/gourmet kitchens,
balconies & swings. Walk to UF classes & so-
rorities next year! Tour today 352-376-6223.
Virtual tours: www.SororityRowApts.com.
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OF For Rent
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60 Apts Near UF
on 1 website: www.Trimarkproperties.com
Photos & Virtual Tours for 60 apts near UF.
Studios $615+ * 1BR $659+ * 2BR $829+ *
3BR $617/br+ * 4BR $474/br *352-376-6223
4-23-68-2


*SUN ISLAND APTO
**Walk or Bike to Campuses
1-1 from $560/mo*0--1 from $660/mo
www.sunisland.info*0O376-6720
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 & 2BR,
most units have privacy fence & fireplace.
SW. Short lease some units. 352-331-2099
2-29-08-30-2


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


For Rent
Sunfurnished







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


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

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

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

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

Apt in Historic Duckpond
Large 2BR/1.5BA 2 blocks from downtown.
Amazing location. W/D. Quiet. Avail now.
508 NE 4th Ave. $750/mo. 379-4952 2-21-
08-20-2

Walk to UF. May: 3bd 2bth house $1300.
2bd 2.5 bth twn house $1000. 2bd lbth
$700. 1bd lbth $550. Studio $400.00 Aug:
2bd 2.5 bth twn house $11000. 2 bd 1 bth
$700. 1bd 1bth $550. 1 yr, SD, NS, No pets.
gvll32601@gmail.com or 352-870-7256. 3-
28-08-40-2


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





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

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

BLOCKS TO UF - Houses & Apts w/arple
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


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

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

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


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

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


For Rent
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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
fenced yard, country setting close to town,
fireplace, wood floors, wash/dry, dishwasher,
game room, 1803 SW43Ave $1600/mo pets
ok 339-2342 for directions. 2-21-08-15-2

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

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

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

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
$875 or we do lawn $1000. lbr 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

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


For Rent
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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

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

SCreek Forest, NW 1 br minutes from shop-
ping, downtown $ UF, central air/heat, back
deck, w/d hookup, includes some utilities,
$500/mo. www.edbaurmanagement.com
1731 NW 6th 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

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

Luxury Living - Just off Sorority Rowl
New this year - COTTAGES AT NORMAN.
Act Now - Only 2 cottages left. 2BR/2BA
or 3BR/2BA. Less than 100 feet from
Norman Hall. Ask about rent special.
www.bellaproperties.net or 352-335--424.
3-7-08-18-2

Escape complex living at Palm Villas Apt.
Luxury Apartments targeting grad students
and young professionals. Very quiet, yet con-
venient to shopping. On RTS Bus Route #12.
See web page for photos and floor plans.
www.bellaproperties.net or 352-335-5424
3-7-08-18-2

Spacious*Affordable*Close to Campus
Available NOW and Fall 2008
4/2 from $420/mo & 2/1 from $509/mo
Fully furnished, Cable w/HBO included
Fitness, Pool, Volleyball, B-ball and more!
Call now, spaces limited 352-377-6700
4-23-46-2

*2BR HOUSE, cent A/C, wood floors,
fenced backyard, close to UF. $750/mo
01BR Huge close to UF/SFCC, flex lease,
water incl. $400/mo.
Both off NW 6th St. Call 352-318-8822
2-19-5-2

4BR2BA HOUSE - MUST SEE
avail 8/1. Remodeled, W/D, lawn care, 1.8
miles UF, NO PETS, 3532 NW 7th Ave.
Fence. $1400/mo 373-1558 or 246-8645
2-19-5-2

****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. 283-
5411 or 371-6749 2-19-10-2

High Springs 3BR/2BA Wooded Lot Appl
included, newer home no smoking, pets ok
avail March 1st $1050/mo. 352-222-9003
2-19-08-4-2

4/2 house avail Fall'08. Spacious house
with fenced in back yard. Pets welcome.
Quite neighborhood. Mins to campus. Bus
route. $1100 a month. Avail August 6! 5402
NW 25th PL. Call April 352-514-1441 _-22-
08-7-2


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******ANTIQUE HOUSE******
Available now. 1 & 2BR/1 BA apt in old house,
high ceilings $475-$600/mo. ALSO 3BR/2BA
house in Micanopy, huge bathroom, large
yard4in city. Call Greg 214-3291 2-29-12-2

Houses, Duplexes, Condo, Townhouses.
Walk/Bike/Bus to campus. Neat, clean, good
quality. Visit www.gatorpads.com for avail-
able units or call 284-0316 4-23-08-43-2

REMODELED 2/1
$580 plus sec. All painted, new kit counters,
new frig. 10 min. from both malls and town.
SWun'f 20th Ave. Central H/AC, energy sav-
ing windows, semi enclosed back yard, picnic
table. Call Mr. Kristoff 332-5030 2-22-5-2

AVAILABLE NOW
2BR/1 BA Downtown $450/mo
3BR/2BATownhouse w/d, 8 mo old, $1200
Gore-Rabell Real Estate
378-1387
www.gore-rabell.com
4-23-08-47-2

3035 W. University Ave (House withkegraid,
bar, 64 inch DLP), right next to the university/
checkers/ publix.Starting March 1st through
the end of July.Rent $475, and utilities are
$90.Call 352-262-8786 (Lance) 2-22-5-2

Room for sublease in 3/3 apt @ Spyglass
Apts by oaks mall. $480 per month, includes
utilities/cable tv/intemet. No deposit and pets
OK. Looking for March - July, call 386-344-
6543 if interested. 2-29-08-10-2

4/2 Family Home in Duckpond
Wood floors, new kitchen, big fenced yard.
$1350. Jeffrey 352-246-5801 3-7-08-15-2

$599 Studio apartment. All utilities excluding
cable and internet included in the price. FEB
rent is freely Located right across the street
from UF. Pets allowed. Call 904-673-9798
or email hellcat@ufl.edu for more info. 2-
21-08-4-2

2BR/1BA Spacious, new carpet, cent H/AC,
W/D hk up. $650/mo. $500 sec dep.
7210 SW45th PI, Gainesville
Call 386-462-0994 2-29-08-10-2

$200tmo Available 3/1. Summit House.
Large 2BR/1BA. Call cell 1-480-790-4528
2-22-08-5-2

Action Real Estate Services
Houses to Condos
1-4 BR, Starting at $450
www.action-realtors.com
352-331-1133
2-29-08-10-2


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.ORG!


Apartments Sublet & Roommates
Browse FREE!
www.SUBLET.com
1-877-FOR-RENT/201-845-7300
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1W Subleases


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

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 ASAP! Call 678-697-1318. 2-
18-08-7-3

March 1 to August 7 Sublease. 1/1 in 4/4
@ Lexington Crossing. All utilities included
(Fully Furnished). $400/Month or 484/Month
+ $500 Cash upon signing. Call Mike at 352-
219-2611 2-19-08-5-3

Emergency! - we need to sublet a lbedrm/
1bth apartmt in Oxford Manor. Move in ready!
Fitness center, cable, tanning and security
included. Fill out an application at the office
to get approved ref. Apt. W235 Call ASAP
and make a deal! 850-386-6230 or 850-459-
8481 sdpeen@gmail.com 2-19-08-5-3

SUBLEASE Madison Pointe 1BR 1 BA Apt.
with W/D, dishwasher, & screen porch. Pool,
exercise room, sauna tennis, BBall court,
security guard on-site. $795/mo. + utilities.
Available April or May 1st-July 31st. Call Jen
651-263-5195 4-1-30-3

Walk to UF. 1BR/1BA, March to July 31st,
$550/mo OBO. Central Ac/Heat, great place
to call home. Contact John for details. 941-
374-0824 2-18-3-3

1bd/1br in the polo's, fireplace, vaulted
ceilings, washer and dryer included, walk-
in closet, Great Amenties, Great Location
AVAILABLE NOW! $730/mon. Call Kerri 561-
306-6871 4-4-08-30-3


SRoommates


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

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

* $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 3-28-08-40-4

Avail Immediately. Perfect for GradlMed/
Intl students. Large room w/pvt bath in
large, quiet home 5 min to UF. $550/mo +
utils. W/D, CH/AC. 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. 2-21-08-21-4

1BR/1BA Available Now
in 4BR/4BA at Countryside. Females only.
$400/mo includes everything. Short term
lease avail. 727-510-9346 or 727-542-8155
2-27-25-4

Quiet Nw neigherhood near UF $375-$475
3Br/2Ba house, large 2 car garage, Washer/
Dryer, fenced backyard, screened porch. Bus
route 8 & 29
352-214-9548 or ern009@hotmail.com 3-
3-08-22-4

Room for rent 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


all Roommates jll Real Estate


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 2-19-08-10-4

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. 2-20-08-
10-4

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

ENJOY A ROMANTIC OLD HOUSE
Near library downtown. $285-$370/rm + utils.
Short term. No pets. No smoking. 378-1304
2-22-10-4

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 w/Wd
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

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

$410-1 BR for rent in 3BR condo in
MARCHWOOD. Live with 2 male students,
near archer, bus routes, mall. Call 352-514-
4124. 2-21-5-4

1 furnished room available now in 3br/3ba
townhouse. 2.5mi from UF on bus route.
Includes Washer/dryer, pool, wifi, new
carpet, no pets, no smoking.$400/mo total.
352-745-1952 2-18-2-4

Roommate to live with two females in 3/1
house on 9th Ave one mile from campus.
367+ util and cable. Backyard, garage, W/D,
wood floors. Avail Aug 1 (or May if needed).
352.317.4849. 2-29-10-4

Roommate needed ASAP
2BR/1BA house at 1012 NE 1st Ave.
$375/month + utilities
Dog friendly huge backyard
contact Jeff (850)777-0970 2-22-10-4

Male roomie needed. Share furn 3BR/2BA
house w/yng prof $400/mo + 1/2 util Directv,
ph, wireless, Vonage, elec. W/D, office space
pvt BA (morn) Ig yd fenced, pets ok, trees,
wooddeck, hottub, pond. 15 min drive to UF,
near bus, Lakeview Ests 352-682-6297 Ken
3-7-15-4


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

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

NEW CONDOS -WALK to UF
3 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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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



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GRANTWOOD Coij :r.' I'ilI .1

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

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

2BR/2BA Beautiful fully furn Rockwood Villas
condo. Sunrm, bonus rm, wd flrs, ceramic tile,
lyr home warranty. See pics: craigslist.org,
select gainesville, real estate for sale, enter
551736017, call 373-6191, 213-5476
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Quiet house on 17th St behind Swamp! Huge
pvt BR. 3 min walk to UF! Hi-spd intemet,
cable tv, W/D, wood floor, fireplace! Females
onlyNegotiable rent! Call Prissy @ 386-688-
3071 or pnelson@alligator.org 2-25-08-20-3


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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








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

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

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

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

White 5-piece Ludwig Rockers kit w/drums,
hardware, stands, pedal, a paiste 302 crash/
ride, and paiste hi hats (metal is chipped).
Got a new kit so I no longer use this one.
336-1933 2-19-08-5-6

*Sofa large very nice $85 0 4 dining room
chairs $40 0 queen size bed $60 0 full size
bed $50 0 lawn mower $50 0 Call 335-5326
2-18-4-6

DIAL A WASHER/DRYER :
semester lease $100
for both plus 100 set up return fee.$300
for year. Dial 352-318-3721. 2-27-08-10-6


2 WASHERS & 2 DRYERS
Excellent condition. $200/ea set or $100/ea
individually. Call 473-7772 2-22-5-6


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



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



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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



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


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

yeastpee.com
Yeast Pee Beer T-Shirt Sale!
The alcohol you like to drink is
yeast pee, a waste byproduct of
fermentation in yeast.
2-22-08-5-10


Motorcycles, Mopeds]


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

*****New Scooters 4 Less*****
Motor Scooter Sales and Service!
Great Scooters, Service & 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. Ldw 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 SW4th Ave.
Scooters, E-bikes, Offroad, & Accessoriesl!
Best Prices and Customer Service!l
www.swampcycles.com
4-23-71-11

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

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

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


1

uell Blast, 500cc, Black
omes w/helmet. Runs great
n gas. $2800
at 352-408-7974 2-21-7-11


Autos


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

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


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


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


Autos


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

CARS FROM $29/MO!
Hondas 0 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

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

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

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

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
tumer! MANY EXTRAS!!! Call 407 460 6884
3-7-08-28-12

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

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

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

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

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

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

94 EXPLORER
Hot air, Runs good, looks great $1950. Call
Steve 226-1973 3-17-08-20-12

1992 TOYOTA COROLLA
5-speed, ice cold AC, CD player, 4 door. Runs
great. $1100. 352-215-1297 2-19-4-12

1969 Ford Mustang Machl 428 CJ, Price
5000 USD, Ext Red/Int Black, Automatic,
V8, Clear Title, pictures/details contact:
marcusedell@live.com/(510) 338 4236 2-
27-08-10-12


M Wanted

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


S Wanted


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

BE AN.INSPIRATION!
Take a blind lady to Mass on Sundays and for
walks and shopping as needed. We'll have
lots of fun! And you will make a new friend!
Contact 219-6948. 2-29-08-72-13

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

*******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 & eam up to 25% com-
mission on Sales. Contact Shari Lee at 352-
317-0890 or Sharin.Lee@goldcanyon.us.
2-20-10-13

Aquatic volunteer partner to have fun with me
at the local Gainesville Koi Club. I am blind, &
I am interested in raising two Koi fish to enter
a show. in Gainesville by next fall, Please
help, we may have fun, 352-219-6948. 2-
29-08-10-3


Help Wanted

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

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

CNA CLASS: $250! learn @ your own
time & pace. All you need to be a CNA
& pass the state exam is on VC~ 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
Earn $12 - 15/Hour DRIVERS
$6.79 - $7.40/Hour INSIDERS
$8.35-$9.40/hr MANAGERS in training
Apply online atwww.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. $8.00-$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 survey,
4-23-71-14


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| Help Wanted


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

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

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

PARK PLACE CAR WASH
Now Hiring FT & PT positions available.
Great environment, flexible hours. Apply in
person 7404 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 saleslleasing agents
wl strong saleslclosing skills. Faxlemail
resume, cover letter & avail schedule
352-376-6269 hr@trimarkproperties.com
4-23-59-14

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


Ell Help Wanted) MIl Help Wanted


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

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


ADVERTISING SALES REP
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


**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

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

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

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


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 with ADHD.Previuos experience preferred.
$10.00/per hour. Call 472-9391 2-18-5-14

Experienced English Tutor Needed to help
a 9th grader with reading, writing and SAT
grammer. Please call 352-332-5901 or email
to lbai1224@gmail.com 2-21-08-7-14


Exactech, Inc
A Great Day in Your Career!

Programmer needed to support Information
Services at medical device company.
Responsibilities include analyzing, coding,
testing, and debugging of new and existing
code; participating in validation practices;
and creating and customizing new and ex-
isting applications. Candidates must have a
bachelor's degree and 1-3 years experience.
For more information on this job and other
opportunities at Exactech, Inc please visit
www.exac.com. Please submit cover letter,
resume, and salary history to
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UF off to record start


marianne UjeWSKI / Alligator
UF junior Stacey Nelson pitches in the ninth inning of the Gators' 1-0 win against North Carolina on Sun-
day afternoon. Nelson threw a complete-game shutout and held the Tar Heels to five hits.


By KYLE MAISTRI
Alligator Writer
kmaistri@alligator.org

Even Ernie Banks would've said,
"Enough is enough already."
Despite the most hellacious
start to a season in UF history - 13
games in the first 10 days - the No.
10 Gators (13-0) looked focused
and crisp as they dosed out the
Cox Communications Classic on
Sunday, inking their performance in
the record books as the best start in
school history.
In the first of two games Sunday,
UF defeated North Carolina (8-2) 1-0
in nine innings.
All-American Stacey Nelson car-
ried her team from the circle with a
complete-game shutout, striking out
eight and allowing just five hits.
"I love playing good teams. They
were great hitters," Nelson said.
The junior went toe-to-toe with
preseason All-ACC selection Lisa
Norris, until the Tar Heels' pitcher
finally blinked in the top of the ninth
inning and gave up a run.
Catcher Kristina Hilberth led


off the inning with a sacrifice bunt
that moved Kim Waleszonia - who
started on second base due to the
tiebreaker rules - to third.
Freshman Aja Paculba came to
the plate next and rocketed a double
into the right-center field gap, scor-
ing Waleszonia for what would
be the decisive run. Paculba was
thrown out at third trying to stretch
the hit to a triple.
UNC pinch-runner Christine
Knauer was placed
on second to start
Sthe bottom half.
Then sophomore
first baseman
Softball Danielle Spaulding
drove a pitch into
right field. Knauer rounded third
and headed home as senior Mary
Ratliff gathered the ball and fired
home to Hilberth, who blocked the
plate and applied the tag before
Knauer could score the game-tying
run.
Third baseman Corrie Brooks
knocked down a line drive off the
bat of Norris, picked it up and threw
it to first base to end the game.


UF GYMNASTICS

Gators net nation's top score in win against No. 6 Tigers


By BOBBY CALLOVI
Alligator Writer
bcallovi@alligator.org


No. 3 UF was in championship form once
again Friday night.
With a 197.925-196.325 win against No. 6
LSU (8-2, 3-2 Southeastern Conference), the
Gators (6-1, 4-1 SEC) recorded the highest
score in the nation this season and the third-
highest in school history.
UF's total was higher than Georgia's 197.85
that won the 2007 NCAA Championships.
The Gators improved in many areas against
the Tigers, setting or tying 10 collegiate-best
scores in front of 6,705 fans.


All-American Amanda Castillo set three of
those career bests - uneven bars (9.95), floor
exercise (9.95) and all-around competition
(39.575) - on her way to winning her first all-
around title of the season.
"I just feel like I have been second-guessing
myself all season, and I wasn't going to have
any more of that," Castillo said. "So I cleared
my head, came in here and did what I do in
the gym."
Although Castillo has performed well in
previous meets, she had yet to put together
a complete performance and regain the form
that earned a third-place finish in the all-
around at the 2007 NCAA Championships.
She tied for first on the bars, won the floor


and tied for second on the balance beam with
a 9.875.
After Castillo's routine on the floor, UF
coach Rhonda Faehn had
some words of confidence
for the sophomore.
It whispered in her
ear after floor was over,
'Amanda's back,'" Faehn
said.
Castillo narrowly
Casti beat All-American team-
mates Corey Hartung and
Melanie Sinclair for the all-around crown, as
those two tied for second with a total of 39.55.
Sinclair set a career high with the total.


Sinclair also put up a collegiate-best vault
score of 9.95, which was only good enough to
tie for second with teammate Tiffany Murry,
who tied her collegiate best. LSU's Susan
Jackson claimed the title with a 9.975.
Besides the top performances from the
three All-Americans, the Gators got strong
showings from the rest of the team, which
didn't have a fall in any routine, going 24 for
24.
"I felt like the whole team was together,
and all the training we have done showed
tonight," Sinclair said. "Overall, we didn't
feel like we went out every meet and felt 100
percent, so it was good to go out there and feel
like that tonight."


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Florida native sinks Gators with four late free throws


HOOPS, from page 16


and the Gators were forced to foul. Vanderbilt
guard Alex Gordon hit two more from the
line, and trailing 61-58, UF called a timeout to
ponder its final gasp.
"Seniors or not seniors," UF coach Billy
Donovan said, "if you've played basketball
your whole life, I would hope you know
where half court is."
UF got two decent looks at the basket, but
misses by Calathes and Dan Werner sealed
the defeat. Werner, sporting a newly shaven
head, said this loss hurt more than most.
"We feel like we had a chance to win,"
Werner said. "It was a good opportunity, and
we let it slip through."
In the effort, the Gators were doomed by
dismal shooting. UF hit just 1 of 15 from be-
yond the arc and shot 39 percent overall.
Donovan, who could be heard berating
his team from the hall outside the locker
room, said he was proud of his team de-
fensively and pleased with how hard they
fought when their shots weren't falling.


UF held Vanderbilt, who is now 16-0 at
home this season, to just 37.9 percent from the
floor, including 8 of 27 from 3-point range.
"Our guys made a conscientious effort
to rebound, defend and do the things that
have been lacking," Donovan said. "Our
Guys made plays inside the
game that gave us a chance
to win."
For the second game in
Men's a row, the Gators dealt with
a number of contested calls.
Basketball Donovan spoke afterward
about his quarrels with the
officiating, something he's tiptoed around in
the past.
"It's hard to play 28 straight minutes of
basketball and foul twice," he said. "I'll leave
it at that."
The Gators went 0 for 7 from 3-point range
in a stale first half, failing to hit a shot from
beyond the arc in the opening period for the
third time this season. The other two came
against Arkansas and Georgia Southern.
Werner, who was just 4 of 11 from the
field, hit UF's only 3-pointer with 18:25 left.


Calathes scored 11 points on 5-of-13 shoot-
ing and had difficulty-finding a rhythm. He
was consistently booed by the crowd after an
altercation with Vanderbilt's Alan Metcalfe.
Gordon, who hit the final four free throws
of the game for Vanderbilt, had his own rea-
sons to be happy about the win.
"I'm from Florida," Gordon said. "So I just
smiled. I knew I would make them."

UF 58
Player MIn. Pts. Reb. Ast.
Hodge, W. 35 10 1 5
Calathes, N. 32 11 5 6
Werner, D. 29 9 7 1
Lucas, J. 29 6 1 1
Speights, M. 21 11 . 3 0
Tyus, A. 25 7 9 0
Parsons, C. 19 4 5 0
Allen, A. 10 0 3 1
Vanderbilt 61
Player Min. Pts. Reb. Ast.
Foster, S. 35 19 6 1
Gordon, A. 30 12 4 1
Ogilvy, A. 29 12 8 1
Beal J. 28 1 2 2
Neltner, R. 23 5 3 3
Bell, K. 22 3 3 3
McClellan. D. 16 0 2 1
Walker, A. 8 5 1 1
Metcalfe, A. 7 4 0 0


UF wins despite allowing Arkansas to shoot


WHOOPS, from page 16

and fell. I believe in my heart, and I told her
this - she was going to go down and score."
UF coach Amanda Butler admitted being
worried with the ball in Vaughn's hands.
"It was not a very settling feeling," Butler
said. "Every time that we did something
good or went on a little bit of a run, she an-
swered somehow. ... I didn't know what was
going to happen."
Guards Depree Bowden and Jennifer
Mossor took turns anchoring the UF offense.
Bowden scored 13 of her 17 points in the
first half, while Mossor added 16 of her 20
after halftime. UF allowed Arkansas to shoot


its highest field-goal percentage of the season
- 56 percent. As the Gators fight to remain
on the NCAA Tournament bubble, this was a
game they had to have.
It wasn't nearly as easy
as UF's 92-74 victory in
Fayetteville on Jan. 20,
but the Gators continued
to have an advantage in
transition, scoring 18 fast-
break points and 23 points
off turnovers.
Mossor "They kept leaking
somebody out on us
instead of boxing out," Collen said. "They
kinda just kept cherrypicking, to be honest
with you. We struggled with that."


56 percent


Arkansas 73
Player MIn. Pts. Reb. Ast.
Vaughn, B. 37 18 7 3
Brereton, A. 36 18 4 3
Ford, C. 36 17 4 3
Pfeifer. S. 34 12 5 0
Jones, W. 28 4 6 2
Williams, A. 18 2 0 0
Richardson, B. 8 2 0 0
Arnold, S. 3 0 0 0
UF 75
Player Min. Pts. Reb. Ast.
Bowden, D. 37 17 8 3
Brooks, S. 37 16 4 5
Smith, S. 37 8 6 2
Mossor, J. 32 20 2 2
Dotson, M. 22 10 1 2
Henry, A. 20 1 4 0
Thompson, L. 7 3 2 1
Critton. K. 5 0 2 0
Thomas, B. 2 0 0 0
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NICK, from page 16


Brewer took a seat behind UF's
bench at halftime and saw the
technical foul, the over and back----
and the failed final possession.
His Minnesota Timberwolves
are 10-41 (second-worst record
in the NBA) and losers of five
straight.
A reporter asked Brewer what
has been the biggest adjustment
in transitioning to the pros.
"Learning to lose," Brewer
said. "I'm not used to losing."
Brewer struggled in the first
half of the NBA season in limited
minutes on an awful team.
His field goal percentage
dropped 13 points from his last
college season (from 48 percent
to 35 percent) and his 3-point
percentage dipped below Dan
Werner territory (from 34 percent
to 19 percent).
Werner, by the way, shot 1 for 6
from beyond the arc on Saturday.
He shaved his head after a 1-
for-7 performance against LSU on
Wednesday, hoping to shake his
shooting slump.
"I had to change something,
so I started with my hair," said
Werner, whose pale dome bore
a striking resemblance to former
Miami Heat center Matt Geiger. "I
guess I have to go to plan B."
What's plan B?
"I don't know yet," Werner
said.
Better figure it out quick, or the
postseason plan might be some-
thing else Brewer isn't used to.
That would be the NIT.
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Sports
MONDAY, FEBRUAR
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,. . .


Y 18, 2008


Late miscues doom UF at Vandy
[] THE GATORS HAVE LOST TWO
IN A ROW IN NASHVILLE.
By DANNY KLEIN
Alligator Staff Writer
dklein@alligator.org

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - It might not be
last year, but it still felt like being punched
in the face.
Returning to Memorial Gym for the
first time since former UF guard Brandon
Powell hit a fan during postgame bed-
lam last season, the Gators (19-7, 6-5
Southeastern Conference) dropped a tense
61-58 loss to No. 24 Vanderbilt (22-4, 7-4
SEC) in a game with its own dramatics.
UF finally played defense, fought off
big runs and sank key shots, but in the
end, a questionable call might have made
the difference.
With two minutes remaining, guard
Nick Calathes made an and-one basket to
tie the score at 53 and cap a 13-1 run that
brought the Gators back to life after strug-
gling to stay in the game.
As the UF bench erupted and a crowd
Z,, of 14,325 collapsed into silence, junior
iWalter Hodge - the Gators' elder leader
- bumped into Vanderbilt's A.J. Ogilvy,
drawing a technical foul that changed the
entire momentum.
ES ,s "To call a technical foul for that, that's
ridiculous," Hodge said. "That was a cra-
zy-ass call. I showed some emotion. If you
can't show emotion, what are we playing
this game for?"
After a few possessions in which the
teams exchanged free throws, Vanderbilt
led the Gators 59-58, and with 24 seconds
remaining, UF was poised to take a final
shot to win the game..
AP Photo Then, in a shaky freshman moment,
UF freshman Nick Calathes lays the ball in against Vanderbilt center A.J. Calathes committed a backcourt violation
Ogilvy in the second half of the Gators' 61-58 loss in Nashville on Saturday. SEE HOOPS, PAGE 15

UF WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

Gators pull off thrilling home victory


By PHIL KEGLER
Alligator Staff Writer
pkegler@alligator.org

UF went from near-heartbreak to eu-
phoria in less than 10 seconds.
With the score tied, Gators forward
Marshae Dotson missed a potential go-
ahead jump shot with 10 seconds left,
and Arkansas 'guard Brittney Vaughn
drove down the court, poised to attempt
her own possible game-winner.
At midcourt, Vaughn inexplicably lost
her footing. UF guard Sha Brooks picked
up the loose ball and was intentionally


fouled before she could make a layup.
With 1.2 seconds left, Brooks had two
chances to win the game.
"I thought (our kids) outplayed
Florida."
Tom Collen
Arkansas women's basketball coach

The junior sank both free throws,
and the Gators (16-10, 5-6 Southeastern
Conference) walked away with a cru-
cial 75-73 victory Sunday against the
Razorbacks (17-8, 2-8 SEC).


"As soon as she tripped, I saw the
ball and I was like, 'I gotta get it, I gotta
get it,'" Brooks said. "I just knew once I
got the steal I had to hurry up and get a
layup in."
It was a tough loss for Arkansas coach
Tom Collen to swallow. Just before the
final sequence, Vaughn (18 points, seven
rebounds) hit the game-tying 3-pointer
with 30 seconds left.
"I thought (our kids) outplayed
Florida," Collen said. "The kid that had
been attacking all day long just tripped

SEE WHOOPS, PAGE 15


Hoops squad in


danger of missing


the Big Dance
NASHVILLE, Tenn.
wish after swish after swish, I marveled
as a visiting team sank shots from all
over the court at Vanderbilt's Memorial
Gym on Saturday afternoon.
No, not the Gators.
The Tennessee Lady Vols held a shoot-
around to prepare for a game Sunday against
Vanderbilt's women's squad about an hour
after UF's loss to Vanderbilt.
That was my attempt at an opening joke.
Now I'll get serious.
UF is in danger of missing the NCAA
Tournament.
Think I'm an idiot?
What about ESPN gurus Andy Glockner
and Joe Lunardi?
Glockner called Wednesday's home game
against South Carolina
a must-win in his
bubble watch column
j]s Sunday.
Lunardi slotted UF
" as a No. 10 seed go-
ing into Saturday but
Nick Zaccardi announced on televi-
Nick-el Coverage sion Saturday night
that UF had made his
nzaccardi@alligator.orgmuy t F had mae hs
murky "last four out"
category.
UF's record of 19-7 is buoyed by a soft
nonconference schedule.
The Gators are 6-5 in the Southeastern
Conference with five regular-season games
remaining.
Remember that only half of the SEC teams
with 8-8 conference records have made the
NCAA Tournament in the last five seasons.
So a 3-2 finish would probably be enough
to keep UF alive, as only one SEC team in
the last five years has missed NCAAs with
a winning conference record (Tennessee in
2003).
Glockner's must-win prediction for the
contest against South Carolina is not that
far-fetched given the escalating remainder of
the schedule.
UF travels to Georgia next week, then
hosts division leaders Mississippi State and
Tennessee and faces Kentucky on the road
before the SEC Tournament.
UF needs to get its act together quickly, or
the rest of the year could turn into a gaunt-
let.
If anybody can cope with what the Gators
are going through right now, it's Corey
Brewer.
SEE NICK, PAGE 15


I In the supplemental draft, Team
Florida added 11 players, including
former Tennessee quarterback C.J.
Leak, the brother of former UF and
current Team Florida QB Chris Leak.
C.J. will line up at tight end.


Men's basketball:
(2) Duke
Wake Forest
NBA All-Star Game:


West


SThe No. 3 UF women's gymnastics team
posted the nation's highest score of the
2008 season in a 197.925-196.325 win
against No. 6 LSU. Sophomore Amanda
Castillo earned the all-around title.
See Page 14 for story.


*The No. 6 UF women's tennis team
followed a loss to No. 15 Duke by
thrashing No. 5 North Carolina. The UF
track and golf teams were in action
along with Santa Fe baseball and bas-
ketball. See the Web site for coverage.


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