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Student with gun alarms SFCC campus


By JESSICA PONN
Alligator Staff Writer
jponn@alligator.org

Less than a week after five
students were killed at Northern
Illinois University, an SFCC student
pointed a gun at another student
on the college's campus Tuesday,
sparking a five-hour manhunt that


ended in a peaceful arrest.
The search involved 70 local law
enforcement officers and ended
with the arrest of 21-year-old Talon
Deante Jackson.
Police began looking for Jackson
around noon after witnesses re-
ported seeing him point a gun at
another "student inside the SFCC
food court, said Art Forgey of the


Alachua County Sheriff's Office..
Witnesses told police the two
students had been in a prior con-
frontation.
After learning of the threat,
campus administration and law
enforcement decided the best
response would be to call for ad-
ditional police help instead of lock
down the campus.


Andrew Stanfill / Alligator Staff
Police officers prepare to enter an apartment in the Bivens Cove Apartments complex in search of evi-
dence related to SFCC student Talon Deante Jackson on Tuesday evening.


"It comes down to a judgment
call," Larry Keen, SFCC spokes-
man, later said. "All the informa-
tion led us to believe that over-
whelming police presence would
do the trick."
Around 2 p.m. SFCC adminis-
trators sent out an e-mail informing
students, faculty and staff of the in-
cident and urging them "to exercise
caution."
Thirty minutes later, another e-
mail was sent instructing them to
remain indoors until police finished
searching the campus.
The administration called stu-
dents and employees to alert them.
Meanwhile, officers from
the Florida Department of Law
Enforcement, the Gainesville Police
Department, the Alachua County
Sheriff's Office, the SFCC Police
Department and the University of
Florida Police Department went
from building to building with
shields and body armor to look for
the suspect, Forgey said. "
Periodically, they called Gov.
Charlie Crist's office to update
him.
After using SWAT teams, ca-
nine units and a helicopter, police
announced around 5 p.m. that
the campus had been completely
searched and that the suspect was
no longer on the premises.
Shortly thereafter, police an-
nounced that they had apprehend-
ed Jackson at Melrose Apartments,
located at 1000 SW 62nd Blvd. He
was charged with one count of


aggravated assault with a deadly
weapon and one count of pos-
session of a weapon on a school
campus.
Both are felonies.
Police said he turned himself
over voluntarily, and his bond was
set at $800,000.
Tuesday's incident came a little
more than a week after Jackson,
who is originally from Miami, was
arrested on UF's campus for hitting
his fiancee.

"It could happen anywhere.
I mean, literally anywhere.
Virginia Tech. Illinois.
University of Florida."
Kimberly Wootton
UFjunior

Keen estimated that there were-
between 8,000 and 9,000 students
on campus at the time the gun was
displayed.
Everyone was evacuated with-
out incident, though some said
they did not receive e-mail warn-
ings and others were upset that the
school's emergency text-message
system, which is still in its proto-
type phase, was not used.
Rachel Friedlander, an 18-year-
old SFCC student, was in a com-
munications class when her teacher
told her the news.
"He just said, 'There's a gunman
on campus,'" Friedlander said.
"Then we continued class."
SEE SFCC, PAGE 10


Cuban President Fidel Castro announces resignation


By LIA GANOSELLIS
Alligator Writer
eganosellis@alligator.org

Fidel Castro, the Cuban president who
overthrew the government on the island
90 miles south of Florida in 1959, resigned
Tuesday. Still, as some celebrated the news, UF
experts predicted relations between Cuba and
the United States would remain strained.
Castro's brother and expected successor,
Raul Castro, has hinted that he may loosen


restrictions on the Cuban economy, but Terry
McCoy, a political science and Latin American
studies professor, said no drastic changes will
happen overnight.
America has had a Cuban trade embargo
in place since 1962 with the intention of pres-
suring the country to become democratic. Any
travel to Cuba is also forbidden.
McCoy said Raul Castro, who temporar-
ily took over his brother's presidency in July
2006 after Fidel Castro's intestinal surgery,


may attempt reconciliation with the U.S. But
American policy on Cuba won't hasten until
the Castros are out of office and the govern-
ment holds free and fair elections, he said.
"It's a Cuba we'd all
International love to see," he said. "It's
News a pretty high bar."
The U.S. Department
of State restricts travel to Cuba with a few
exceptions - including for students studying
abroad - but students in Florida can't travel


there at all under state law.
He said Castro's resignation shouldn't
have an effect on travel regulations because
the Cuban government has never opposed the
idea of Americans visiting the country.
Julio Fajardo, a computer engineering se-
nior who was born in Cuba, said in order to
freely travel to his home country, the U.S. gov-
ernment will have to make some changes.
"It's good for the people living there, but it's
SEE CUBA, PAGE 10


M Sophomore forward
Dan Werner shaved
his head in hopes
of breaking out of a
shooting slump. The UF
basketball team will
get a chance to end
its losing streak when
South Carolina comes
to town tonight. See
story, Page 29.


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Orange & Brew, 7 p.m. to 10
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The Black Student Union will
host a game night, where
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More than 50 students attended
the event.
- STEPHANIE ROSENBERG

CORRECTION
The winners of the Miss UF
and Miss Florida Gator pag-
eants will have the chance to
compete for the title of Miss
Florida, which is a part of the
Miss America competition. We
reported otherwise in Tuesday's
Alligator.

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clear in its news reports and editorials.
If you find an error, please call our
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ELECTIONS 2008

Poe rebounds, defeats Mott in District 2 runoff


By DREW HARWELL
Alligator Staff Writer
dharwell@alligator.org

District 2 voters chose Lauren
Poe as their next city commis-
sioner in a close runoff election
Tuesday.
Poe's win of about 53 per-
cent of the votes was an abrupt
change from the initial election
on Jan. 29, in which opponent
Bonnie Mott gained about 7
percent more than Poe but did
not claim a majority, forcing the


runoff.
About 19 percent of registered
voters in the district, which
includes most of northwest
Gainesville, reported to the polls.
Poe and about 20 supporters
celebrated the win at The Top
Restaurant on Main Street - the
same eatery his group visited af-
ter the January election.
"Three weeks ago, we expect-
ed a runoff," Poe said. "Going
into this, we had no idea how
to feel."
For his excited supporters, the


"I wouldn't want to quit
teaching. I love it too
much."
Lauren Poe
District 2 city commissioner-elect

surprise may have sweetened
the win. His group hugged each
other, exchanged congratulations
and toasted Poe's election with
champagne.
Poe also got into the festivi-
ties. Within 15 minutes of arriv-


ing at the bar, he was holding a
glass of Guinness and a shot of
Jameson whiskey.
Though Poe said he was re-
lieved to win the seat, he added
that he planned to continue
working as an economics and
government professor at SFCC.
"I wouldn't want to quit
teaching," he said. "I love it too
much."
A few blocks away at the
downtown Harry's Seafood Bar
& Grille, Mott, too, joined with
about 20 of her supporters.


Mott, the owner of a local
real-estate company, said the loss
brought with it a "sweet bitter-
ness." She was saddened by the
results but relieved the election
was over.
"I'm going to sleep in tomor-
row," she said with a laugh.
"I haven't slept the last three
nights."
Though Mott said she will
continue to stay involved at city
meetings, she added that she was
unsure whether she would run
again.


UF student arrested after setting fires, fighting police


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By WILL AFFORD
Alligator Writer
wpafford@alligator.org
A UF student was arrested Tuesday for
setting two fires in his apartment and fight-
ing with the officers who responded, accord-
ing to the Gainesville Police Department.
James Chambless, 21, was charged with
battery on law enforcement officials and ar-
son, GPD spokesman Lt. Keith Kameg said.


An off-duty officer was called to
Brandywine Apartments at 10:30 a.m. after
the apartment manager noticed water leak-
ing from Chambless' second-story apartment
into the apartment underneath, Kameg said.
The officer saw a fire on the balcony and
called additional police. When Chambless re-
fused to answer the door, officers forced their
way in, Kameg said.
Once inside, they saw an aerosol can in
the middle of a fire that was burning on the
stove, Kameg said. Police also saw a handgun
on the stove.
Chambless began swinging a tennis racket


and baseball bat at the officers once they
were inside, as well as throwing light bulbs
at them, Kameg said. One officer suffered
minor cuts, he said.
Local Chambless then ran to a
News room in the back of the apart-
S ment and fought with officers
as they tried to force their way into the room.
During the struggle, Chambless punched
one officer in the face multiple times, Kameg
said. An officer then Tasered Chambless, and
he immediately stopped struggling.
Police found a loaded shotgun in the
room, Kameg said. Police aren't sure why


Chambless started the fires or fought with
officers.
Joseph Venegas, Chambless' neighbor,
said Chambless' roommate saw him filling
the bathtub up with water and toilet paper
around 9 a.m. Tuesday. Chambless told his
roommate, "Don't worry; there's a method to
my madness," Venegas said.
Chambless was a good neighbor, friendly
and talkative, Venegas said.
"He's a good guy; he just snapped," he
said.
Chambless is currently being held at
Shands at UF for treatment.


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Student nabbed for drugs


By KIM WILMATH
Alligator Staff Writer
kwilmath@alligator.org

A UF student was arrested as he left
his history class Tuesday on charges of
selling and possessing drugs.
John Edward Vermazen, a 21-year-old
history junior from Largo, was arrested
by deputies from the Alachua County
Sheriff's Office at about 1:30 p.m., ac-
cording to a report from the sheriff's
office.
Vermazen was charged with a second-
degree felony for selling cocaine, a third-
degree felony for possessing cocaine and
a first-degree misdemeanor for possess-
ing marijuana, according to the report.
He was also charged with a third-
degree felony for selling prescription


drugs. The report did not specify which
prescription drugs he was arrested in
connection with.
Capt. Jeff Holcomb, spokesman for
the University Police Department, said
UPD officers assisted
sheriff's office deputies
in Vermazen's arrest.
They waited outside
Shis class, constitutional
r"' , history of the U.S. since
1977, until his professor
',- was finished lecturing,
Vermazen Holcomb said.
A warrant for Vermazen's arrest was
signed by an Alachua County circuit
judge Feb. 8, according to the report.
He was booked at the Alachua County
Jail at about 1:30 p.m. Tuesday with a
posted bond of $27,000.


UF Greek director resigns


The director of UF's Office of Sorority
and Fraternity Affairs stepped down
Feb. 13 in an unusually quick fashion.
Chris Bullins submitted a resignation
letter Wednesday and sent an e-mail to
his staff Thursday night.
"Effective immediately I will no
longer serve in my role working with
the Florida Greek Community," Bullins
wrote in his e-mail. "Since 2004, the part-
nerships, respect, trust and commitment
from all of you has amazed me."
Bullins could not be reached for com-
ment. Lisa Kendall will take over as in-
terim director. Eddie Daniels, executive
director of the Reitz Union, which over-
sees the Office of Sorority and Fraternity
Affairs, said Bullins voluntarily resigned


from UF completely, but he was techni-
cally still an employee as of Tuesday.
"He is continuing to do some work,"
Daniels said. "He's just no longer in the
director position. He has resigned, but
he is not gone yet."
It's up to
F each employee
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resignation will
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"I think it's probably fair to say that
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that kind of time frame," he said.
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Vote Orange


and Blue


for change
Student Government doesn't
matter.
About 50,000 students
are enrolled at UF, and in a good
year, only about 8,000 of them vote.
Therefore, SG must not matter, right?
Except that's not the whole story.
Students don't vote because the system
is flawed. UF uses paper ballots and
the machines that scan them were cut-
ting edge when Ferris Bueller took his
day off. Loyalty - nay, obedience - is
Tommy Jardon rewarded over
Speaking Out competence,
___ ____ blind faith over
intellectual hon-
esty. Why should voters care to partici-
pate in a system so broken?
SG cannot fix itself. It will not. Not
alone. Some disclosure: I'venever held a
position within SG. How can Ibe quali-
fied, you ask? Because I never sold out.
I was happy to exist outside of SG. I've
made it a habit to find organizations in
need of reform and making it happen.
In spring 2005, I was elected the
College Republican State Chairman
of Florida. As part of that job, I sat on
the Board of the College Republican
National Committee. This is the organi-
zation that saw Jack Abramoff work in
his early days. Countless others and no
less-infamous back-room dealers passed
through the halls of the CRNC. I walked
into the middle of a fundraising-fraud
scandal that claimed millions of dol-
lars from unsuspecting elderly donors.
After two years of hard work and truth-
telling, the CRNC is now reformed both
from within and without. I'm proud
of that record and intend to repeat it.
Likewise, I realize reforms must also
take place within for any real, long-term
change. As a gay Republican, I know
I face an uphill battle struggling to let
others within my own party realize the
error of their ways. That doesn't mean I
have to quit and walk away.
Engagement, activism and truth are
the best weapons to fight ignorance.
SG refuses to allow online voting, not
over fears of coercion or voter secrecy,
but because of fears of transparency
and accountability. SG cannot defend
Bright Futures because it doesn't repre-
sent students. It represents its resumes.
SG can't defend free speech on campus
because it's the first one to abuse it.
So few students vote in SG elections
because the options presented to them
in the past have been so mediocre.
Orange and Blue presents a bold
change. Positions will not go to lega-
cies, but talents. Senate will not speak
to students, but will speak for students.
Orange and Blue knows students de-
pend on free printing, and we want it all
over campus. We know how frustrat-
ing it is checking UF Webmail, so why
keep it one day longer and not switch
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Gator Party offers SG diversity, experience


I e Gator Party is proud to offer UF an
executive ticket and a spring Senate slate
that is not only qualified but diverse and
talented.
Student Body presidential candidate Kevin
Reilly has a strong record of student service to
the university, having advocated for the student
body in the Student Senate for the past three
years. As the current Student Senate president,
Reilly has worked with administrators and
student leaders to extend library hours during
exam week and was responsible for negotiating
the installation of credit-card machines across
campus. He has also served as Senate president
pro tempore, reaching out to those who want to
be involved in Student Senate.


Steven Yooni Yi, the Gator
Hoffstetter Party's vice presidential
Speaking Out candidate, has spent the
Speaking past year as the presiden-
tial chief of staff and was
responsible for leading and coordinating the
cabinet secretaries as well as the SG agencies.
Yi works closely with Student Body President
Ryan Moseley on both standard and special
projects that come across the president's desk,
which guarantees she has sufficient knowledge
of the policies and procedures of the executive
branch to affect positive change for the student
body. As the current chairman of the Student
Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee,
Student Body Treasurer candidate Paul Drayton


has a more sophisticated and advanced knowl-
edge of the current SG budget than anyone else
on campus. Drayton has spent three budget
cycles working with this committee and is
the first chairman to use a mid-year review to
analyze organizations' spending habits. In do-
ing so, he streamlined the budget process and
helped student groups use their budgets to the
best of their abilities.
The combination of skills and experience
brought to the table by these three candidates
is the foundation of the Gator Party platform.
The Gator Party Senate slate draws on the
unique talents of student leaders from all walks
of campus. We were able to achieve this only be-
SEE GATOR, PAGE 7


This extended Opinions section appears the
first and third Wednesday of every month,
giving two members of the community the
opportunity to share their opposing views.


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pictorial that replicates the last one
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Editorial


Devolution

State science reform

cowers to religious right
Well, it looks like Florida is finally making an effort to
get up to speed with the rest of the country - at least
when it comes to education.
Education officials voted Tuesday to add evolution to re-
quired course work in state public schools.
But unfortunately, the victory ends there.
The State Board of Education gave in to pressure from reli-
gious conservatives and voted to include the words "scientific
theory of" in the revisions that are part of the reorganization of
the state's science standards.
Well, maybe we can't complain about this decision too
much.
The small change, despite its meaningless compromise, ac-
tually represents progress for state science standards.
In the past, Florida students were taught evolution in an
embarrassingly ridiculous and roundabout way, with teachers
using code words like "biological changes over time" to discuss
the contested issue.
In 2005, the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, a respected science
think tank, gave Florida an F for its science standards, describ-
ing them as "sorely lacking in content," "thin" and "nebulous."
It specifically criticized the state's "superficiality of the treatment
of evolutionary biology."
Maybe well do a little better this time.
Nevertheless, the opponents of this new teaching requirement
have promised to take their case to the Legislature. In Tallahassee,
they will attempt to get lawmakers to back their proposal to add
"academic freedom" language into the new standard. That
language would define evolution as a "fundamental concept
underlying all of biology and is supported by multiple forms
of scientific evidence." But, "teachers should be permitted to
engage students in a critical analysis of that evidence."
If multiple forms of scientific evidence support it, then why
include the critical analysis provision? Isn't the very nature of
a classroom discussion already open to questioning and critical
thinking?
Perhaps these conservative opponents are pushing for the
teaching of intelligent design, a theory used to initiate faith-based
ideology under the guise of theory.
If that's the case, we need to give Florida students a little
more credit If they read about an "intelligent designer," students
would soon recognize the implication and some may feel they
must make a choice between science and religion, which would
do a great disservice to their education.
But it's not like the debate over teaching evolution is anything
new. We're just hoping the controversy doesn't turn the next leg-
-slative session into something reminiscent of the 1925 monkey
trial.
When Orange County-based TV evangelist John Butler Book
told the Orlando Sentinel that "evolution is an educated guess.
That we came from an ape is absolutely ridiculous," he com-
pounded our fears that some in the state would rather students
not explore their own views about evolution, but adopt those of
misinformed creationists.
And arguing over whether to include certain language in
standards seems counterproductive. With the knowledge that
Florida's students are already behind on national tests, even
though the United States falls behind other countries, we would
think that lawmakers would want to create more scientists, not
discourage scientific thought.
If there's anything biology teachers should focus on, it's
giving their students whatever information they need to better
understand scientific theories, not tip-toeing over contentious
language to appease faith-based initiatives.
If Florida parents really want to inject religion into their
children's education, they would be better off sending them to
private schools.


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U.S. ignores Saudi h
With increasing frequency, I am beset by excru-
ciating reminders of the world's inexorable
descent into pure insanity.
Last week's news from the Middle East provides one
of the most glaring examples to date.
It was reported that Saudi Arabia - purportedly one
of America's closest allies in both the Middle East and
the so-called War on Terror - plans to execute a woman
convicted of "witchcraft" by publicly beheading her.
The woman is accused of causing a man to become
impotent, among other instances of scientifically unprov-
able bewitchery. The basis of her conviction rests on a co-
erced confession that was "signed" with her fingerprints
because she's illiterate.
Such flagrant miscarriages of justice are commonplace
in Saudi Arabia, a land where women are subjected to
unparalleled oppression and are treated more like live-
stock than human beings. Saudi women aren't allowed
to vote, drive or even be in the company of a man who
isn't a relative. When in public, they must sport tradi-
tional Islamic dress that allows only their eyes to go
uncovered.
Saudi Arabia lacks a defined penal code. Legal deci-
sions are guided instead by strict adherence to a puritani-
cal and militant brand of Islam known as Wahhabism.
Under this rubric of "law," rape victims are subject
to punishments including flogging and imprisonment.
Last year alone, 156 persons were publicly beheaded. Of
those, one man's crime was bringing a copy of the Quran
into a restroom.
The enforcement of this fundamentalist interpretation
of Islam is the job of the Commission for the Promotion
of Virtue and Prevention of Vice - sanctimonious moral-
ity police who employ tactics reminiscent of the Soviet
Union's infamous secret police force, known as the KGB.
In 2002, these upstanding defenders of Saudi moral-
ity prevented schoolgirls from escaping a fire and barred
firefighters from putting out the blaze because the girls


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lacked the proper dress to be seen
in public. Fifteen died as a result.
How does the U.S. react to
such blatant human rights viola-
tions? A sweetheart arms deal,
of course! Last month, President
Joshua Bush celebrated a $20 billion arms
Fredrickson accord with our strongest Arab
letters@alligator.org ally.
What? You were expecting the
same vociferous condemnations, saber-rattling and eco-
nomic sanctions routinely directed toward Iran? No, sir.
Iran is in the "axis of evil," you see. It supports terror-
ism worldwide, violates human rights and dreams about
the annihilation of Israel. Iran shares nothing in common
with Saudi Arabia.
I mean, it's not like 15 of the 19 perpetrators of Sept. 11
were Saudis. Saudi school kids aren't taught to hate the
"infidel"- meaning all who aren't Muslim.
And security experts haven't said that Saudi Arabia is
"active at every level of the terror chain, from planners to
financiers, from cadre to foot-soldier, from ideologist to
cheerleader."
Oh, wait. All those things are true!
Why the hell are we selling them sophisticated weap-
ons then? In a word: oil.
Saudi Arabia boasts 25 percent of the world's oil re-
serves. Without friendly relations, Americans would no
doubt pay exponentially more at the pump. And it's not
like we could use an energy revolution in this country.
That would cut into the profits of American oil and mo-
tor corporations.
Thus, it's a no-brainer for our leaders to choose politi-
cal expedience above national security and moral integ-
rity again. After all, what's a little support for terrorism
and a few human rights violations between friends?
Joshua Fredrickson is a political science senior. His column
appears Wednesdays.


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Today's question: Should teach-
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a "scientific theory?"


Tuesday's question: Should the
United States have recognized
Kosovo's independence?


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Letters to the Editor


Gator Ride step in right direction
Drunken driving is a problem in
Gainesville. As the death of Gainesville Police
Department Lt. Corey Dahlem in April 2007
reminds us, this is not a problem of simply un-
derage drinkers. It affects everyone. Solving
this serious safety concern should be a priority
for the entire community.
What we really need is a change in culture
- police enforcement focused on keeping
these drivers off the roads, student groups
and the city giving students viable, advertised
transportation options, and an administration
focused on student accountability rather than
trying to eliminate alcohol completely.
The newly formed Gator Ride program
seems to be a step in the right direction. These
concerned students providing an alternative
to driving drunk will keep dangerous people
off the roads at night and should be lauded for
their efforts.
I challenge the police, student leaders, the
city and the administration to focus their ef-


forts on stopping the most prominent safety
concern facing our community today: drink-
ing and driving.
G. Tyler Parramore
2LW



Guns on campus would allow self-defense
I would like to thank the Alligator for the
marvelous bit of backward thinking displayed
in Monday's editorial. First after Virginia Tech
and now after Northern Illinois University, I
have read this paper's disparaging remarks
toward those who would take responsibility
for their own safety by carrying the means to
defend themselves.
It is nothing short of irresponsible for a
paper that is supposed to represent the best
interests of students to collaborate with an
administration that cares more about how its
emergency preparedness sounds in a press
release than what happens during an attack.


While weapons, laptops and lattes may ter-
rify certain closed-minded editorialists, I am
certain the lives of the students of this univer-
sity are worth more than'whatever funds UF
can scrape together for its security budget.
Alex Bayer
4LS



Budget accusations were misleading
A misinformed UF student made a few
false accusations Tuesday against the way SG
chooses to spend its funds. It is vital for the
student body to know facts, not opinions.
Elizabeth Stinson claimed that each year,
SG uses student funds to purchase new fur-
niture for its executive officers. Before mak-
ing accusations, it is important for a student
to take five minutes out of his or her day to
verify the facts. A trip up to the third floor
of the Reitz Union, where accessible records
may be found, will show that the last time


Student Government purchased furniture
for the executive branch offices was more
than three years ago during Joe Goldberg's
administration. Additionally, to say that FSU
fully funds its Model U.N. is just not true. A
call to FSU Model U.N. would have provided
Stinson the following information: Each of the
traveling team members at FSU is required
to pay $100 to $200 per trip. Their group also
receives funds from their school's administra-
tion, whereas our administration does not
fund our Model U.N. and thus is forced to be
dependent on SG. I am proud to be part of an
administration that selflessly works in order to
provide a tangible product to the students that
we represent every single day.
Stinson is also unaware of the hours that
the budget committee spent in the past two
weeks hearing budget requests from student
organizations to accomplish their goals.
Jordan Johnson
Student Senate Budget and
Appropriations Committee vice chairman


Party will fight for SG honesty


ORANGE, from page 5

to Gmail?
I've done nothing but fight for hon-
esty and integrity in a system that has
forgotten what that means. Students
have a student government to represent


them and fight for them. That's why I'm
running for Student Body president.
SG matters to all students and belongs
to all Gators. It's time we take it back.
Tommy Jardon is the Student Body
presidential candidatefor the Orange
and Blue Party.


Gator Party will fulfill responsibility


GATOR, from page 5

cause of the extraordinary turnout we received
during slating interviews. The more than 500
students who interviewed with the Gator Party
shared our vision. They were a motivated
group of students who believe achieving the
dreams of a better tomorrow starts today.
Central to this vision is a commitment to an in-
clusive student government that represents the
culturally and ideologically diverse university


community.
The Student Body deserves a public
dialogue focused on the merits of each
party's platform and candidates. What they
deserve more, however, is a student govern-
ment that has the means to fulfill its respon-
sibilities beyond students' expectation-
With the Gator Party's knowledge, experience
and diversity, this vision will become a reality
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'Theory of evolution' added to science standards


Board revises standards written in 1996


By DEBORAH SWERDLOW
Alligator Writer
dswerdlow@alligator.org

Reflecting a difference of opin-
ions in Tallahassee, local school
board members and UF employees
are split on the new evolution edu-
cation standards.
By a 4-3 vote, the Florida
Board of Education approved new
Sunshine State Standards for sci-
ence on Tuesday. The revised stan-
dards require for the first time that
the "scientific theory of evolution"
be taught in public schools.


The board wanted to revise
Florida's science-education stan-
dards, written in 1996, to improve
students' science performance
compared to the rest of the coun-
try. In 2005, a national review of
science teaching gave Florida a
failing grade.
The previous standards allowed
for the teaching of evolution but
without calling it "evolution."
The first draft, written by
scientists and science teachers,
described evolution as the "funda-
mental concept underlying all of
biology." But the board approved


an alternate version that placed
the phrase, "scientific theory of"
before every mention of evolution.
"I don't think it's going to
solve anything."
Frederick Gregory
UF history professor

While including evolution in
Florida's science standards may
seem like a step forward, Frederick
Gregory, a UF history professor,
said the word "theory" makes the
standards arguable.


Gregory, who studies the re-
lationship between science and
religion, said evolution opponents
argue the word "theory" implies a
flimsy, uncertain idea. Meanwhile,
supporters claim that the theory of
evolution is as sound as the theory
of gravity, he said.
"It sounds like an improve-
ment," he said. "But I don't think
it's going to solve anything."
Janie Williams, Alachua County
School Board chairwoman, said
she's comfortable with the word
"theory" because it leaves room
for students to make their own
choices.
"I just know that students now,


they have their own convictions,
and it doesn't matter about the
words that much," Williams said.
But Eileen Roy, another school
board member, said words matter.
Roy said the word "theory" weak-
ens the standards.
Wesley Eubank, a county school
board member, said he thinks the
entire evolution issue was blown
out of proportion, and it doesn't
have anything to do with science
performance.
"In terms of catching up with
other countries in terms of our
science level of our kids, that's
not going to make a difference,"
Eubank said.


Total lunar eclipse to appear for first time since 2004


*ECLIPSE WILL START AT 8:30 P.M.;
SFCC WILL HOLD VIEWING.

By ALEXANDRA BIZARES
Alligator Contributing Writer

For a show that requires no reservations
or tickets, people can look up to the sky to
witness a total lunar eclipse tonight.
At about 8:30 p.m., viewers can begin
to see the full moon change colors and


brightness as it enters Earth's shadow, said
Howard L. Cohen, UF associate professor
emeritus of astronomy.
This "near-perfect" eclipse is special to
Florida because it is the first time since 2004
that residents can see the complete duration
of a total eclipse, Cohen said.
The next occurrence will be December
2010.
SFCC will host a free viewing open to
the public from 8 p.m. to about 12:15 a.m.
that will begin in its astronomy laboratory


in Building X.
At 8:43 p.m., when the moon is predicted
to enter Earth's darkest shadow, visitors
can watch the eclipse from the
SFCC parking lot off North
NeWS Road, where telescopes will be
available, or at the astronomy
lab through a live NASA we-
bcast, said SFCC astronomy professor Sally
Hoffman.
Hoffman, who created the event, said the
webcast will show a detailed image of the


moon.
Cohen, a founding member of the
Alachua Astronomy Club, said telescopes
and binoculars enhance the view but are not
necessary.
People will want to pay attention to the
colors of the moon, he said. The moon can
become copper, deep red, orange or even
have a bluish tint. The atmosphere scatters
sunlight into the shadow, which is why the
moon is visible and usually colorful during
an eclipse.


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UF fair celebrates


engineering week


Student organizations filled the
Reitz Union Grand Ballroom on
Monday and Tuesday with fake
snow, oozing slime and ice cream
to attempt to attract kids to science
careers.
The Engineering & Science Fair,
sponsored by the UF College of
Engineering, boasted a record-
breaking turnout of more than
1,300 elementary, middle and
high school students, said Kathryn
Kearns, director of the fair and an
engineering junior.
UF, SFCC and Lake City
Community College students also
visited the exhibition, Kearns said.
"The great thing about (the fair)
is that it really is appropriate for
every age," she said.
She said the exhibition, which
featured 37 science organizations,
is the biggest event of National
Engineers Week, which lasts from
Feb. 15 through Saturday.
The American Institute of


Chemical Engineers, which show-
cased ice cream frozen by liquid
nitrogen, won the Visitors' Choice
award.
The Center for Catalysis earned
the most outstanding overall
exhibit, which featured crystal
gardens, imploding soda cans and
slime.
"The great thing about (the
fair) is that it really is ap-
propriate for every age."
Kathryn Kearns
UF Engineering & Science Fair
director

Adam Veige, a faculty member
of the center, said his team devel-
oped experiments that appeal to
children, parents and teachers.
The center went through about
20 liters of slime during the two-
day fair, he said.
- KATIE SANDERS


Carlos Baez/ Alligator
Abbey Foster looks at slime she created at a workstation at the UF Engineering & Science Fair in the
Reitz Union Grand Ballroom Tuesday.


New Counseling Center director addresses Senate


* SHERRY BENTON DISCUSSES
ANXIETY, DEPRESSION.

Sherry Benton, the new director of UF's
Counseling Center, introduced herself to
student senators on Tuesday night after more
than two weeks of being on campus.
Benton came to UF following an 18-year
counseling career at Kansas State University.


She said she is most well-known for her re-
search of changes in the mental health of col-
lege students during the past 20 years.
Through her studies, she found that the
prevalence of anxiety and depression has
tripled on campuses, and college students
with higher grade-point averages are at a
higher risk, she said.
Benton acknowledged the tough budget


year ahead, but she said she would like to cre-
ate a stress-and-anxiety lab to provide coun-
seling services for more students. She did not
estimate how much the
Student lab would cost.
Government "It's very difficult to
perform academically
when you're feeling anxious," she said.
After Benton spoke, the senators approved


giving $12,240 to the School of Music to pay
for music shows. This amount was based on
attendance from fall performances.
Senators voted to increase SG emergency
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Students express fear, concern about SFCC gunman


* UF OFFICIALS DECIDE TO
NOT SEND TEXT MESSAGE.

By ELIZABETH LEVA
Alligator Contributing Writer

UF students expressed concern
about an SFCC gunman Tuesday,
but UF officials said there was no
reason to worry - and no reason
for an emergency text message.
Rumors on campus spread


throughout the day with radio
reports and phone calls from par-
ents, but some students said they
never received solid information
from the UF administration.
"Holy smokes," said Mike
Strahl, a UF sophomore, upon
hearing the news. "Why didn't
UF send out one of those texts
they talk about?"
After last week's shooting
at Northern Illinois University,


Strahl said he's especially ner-
vous on campus because gunmen
always inspire copycats at other
schools.
Steve Orlando,
Local UF spokesman, said
News UF officials consid-
ered sending out a
campus-wide text, but because
UF was in no direct danger, a mes-
sage was posted on the UF home
page instead.


In addition, UF did not in-
crease campus security because
the University Police Department
was assisting SFCC, Orlando
said.
He said UPD's involvement
guaranteed that UP would be
immediately informed of any im-
pending danger and there was no
threat to UP.
Capt. Jeff Holcomb, UPD
spokesman, said there was no


need to panic students who were
in no danger by sending a text
message.
Holcomb was at SFCC with
officers for most of Tuesday, and
he said while he hopes nothing
similar ever happens at UF, the
experience helped UPD officers
prepare in case it does,
Alligtor staff writers Kim
Wilmath and Jessica Ponn contrib-
uted to this report.


Campus reopens at 7 p.m.


SFCC, from page 1


She said that while several of her
classmates "were freaking out," she was
not concerned.
Kimberly Wootton, a UF political sci-
ence junior, said while the gunman was
across town, the incident still made her
nervous.
"It could happen anywhere,"
Wootton said. "I mean, literally any-
where. Virginia Tech. Illinois. University
of Florida."
The SFCC campus reopened for
classes at 7 p.m.
Maj. Tom Terry of the SFCC Police
Department said at the end of the day he


was satisfied with the way law enforce-
ment handled the scare.
Still, Terry said, the administration
would meet with police to discuss areas
they could improve in case of a future
threat.
"When you think
about it, we had an
active person with a
gun on campus," he
said. "We have no in-
juries and we have a
successful apprehen-
Jackson sion of the subject,"
he said.
"Can't get much better than that."
Alligator writer Katie Gallagher con-
tributed to this report.


Students react to Castro's resignation


CUBA, from page 1.

not good for people living here," Fajardo
said. "For them, it's kind of a message of
hope - that things can move."
He said he moved to the U.S. in 1995
and hasn't been able to visit his family in
Cuba since.
Enrique Gomez, a civil engineering
junior, said he moved to the U.S. from
Cuba after his family won a visa lottery
in 2001. He said he didn't think Raul
Castro would convince the U.S. to relax
the travel ban.


"I believe what Americans think
of Raul is that he's just another
communist."
Enrique Gomez
UF civil engineering junior

"In order to change that, things have
to change here," Gomez said. "I believe
what Americans think of Raul is that he's
just another communist."
The Associated Press contributed to this
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Florida's Residential Landlord and Tenant Act, Sections
83.40 to 83.682, Florida Statutes (2007), is referred to as
"the Act" in this publication. Most libraries have copies of -
Florida Statutes if more specific information is needed.
Florida Statues are also available online through the
Florida Legislature's website, (www.leg.statc.fl.us).
Explanations of the Act have statewide applicability, but
any specific references to Gainesville or Alachua County
applies only to those areas.
The rental of mobile homes or mobile home lots is not
covered in the Act. If you have a problem in this area, you
should contact an attorney.


CAVEAT
This is an educational tool and not a guide for the
practice of law. Once a problem has been identified, an
attorney must be contacted to obtain specific advice.
Full time University of Florida students can.receive free
legal advice from Student Legal Services. The office is
located at 368 J Wayne Reitz Union. Call 392-5297 for
further information.
If you are not a full time .student, contact the Florida Bar
Lawyer Referral Service at 800-342-8011. They can give
you a list of attorneys who can represent you for a lowered
'fee.
Law is subject to change. All material is correct as of
June 2007.


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GETTING STARTED


Find An Apartment?
Check with the office of Off-Campus Life
at 352 392 1261 x 214 or their website at http:
//www.dso.ufl.edu/offcampus for assistance.
Rental opportunities may also be found in the
classified sections of The Gainesville Sun, The
Independent Florida Alligator, and bulletin boards
around campus.





and My Roommates Don't?
Usually. Most leases provide that the tenants are
jointly and severally liable for the entire rent. This
means the landlord can evict you unless the full rent
is paid.
It is possible for you to sue your roommates in
small claims court to collect their share of the rent
and utilities. A written roommate agreement will be
helpful in proving your case in court.
Given the difficulty of collecting money on a
judgment quickly, the best thing you can do is obtain
new roommates.


I Have No Money!
Any judgment for money damages is
enforceable for at least 20 years and earns
interest. A judgment may be enforced by seizing
your wages, bank accounts, or your personal
Information provided by and r


property. A judgment will also adversely affect
your credit rating.




Look For In An Apartment?

Application Deposits: Never put down a deposit
to hold an apartment unless you have a written
agreement indicating whether it is refundable.
Model Apartments: Never sign a lease based upon
a model. Insist on seeing your actual apartment.
COSt: Can you afford it? Even if your roommates
leave?
Safety: Inspect the locks on the doors and windows
- is there a deadbolt on the front door? Do sliding
glass doors have adequate locks to deter forced
entry? Are the hallways and parking lots well lit?
Make sure tree limbs and shrubs in front of the
apartment are well trimmed.
You can contact the Alachua County Sheriff's Office
or the Gainesville Police Department for information
on crime in the area.
FUnCtiOn: At move-in, check all plumbing and
appliances. Run water in sinks, showers and
tubs, flush toilets, and check air conditioning and
heating.
Inventory: Note all defects on the inventory sheet
or check-in list signed by the landlord or an impartial
witness. Photograph or videotape the apartment at
movie-in.
Appearance: Is it clean? Do the carpets look worn
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or smell bad? Has the apartment been
painted recently? Do the walls have
nail holes?
In some Gainesville neighborhoods,
only three unrelated persons may
live together. Check with the city if
you plan on having more than two
roommates.
Retain a copy of the lease and all
attachments or addendums to the lease
for your records. Have all promised
repairs and improvements written into
the lease and signed by the landlord.


Get clear written permission for any
pets.


If I Don't Pay Rent?
Failure to pay rent is the quickest
way to be evicted! The landlord will
serve a notice demanding payment of
rent or possession of the apartment.
If you fail to comply with the demand
within three days, excluding weekends
and holidays, eviction proceedings


Before I Sign a Lease?


Dos
* Read the lease and make sure you understand it.
* Review a copy of the lease with an attorney prior to
signing it.
* Expect to pay full rent, not just your share. This is what
"joint and several" liability means, a term included or
implied in nearly all leases.
* Obtain a copy of the lease and all attachments or
addendums to the lease, and put everything with your
personal records.
* Have all promised repairs and improvements written
into the lease and signed by the landlord.
* Insist on seeing your actual unit.
* Get clear written permission for any pets.
* Check for maintenance responsibilities when renting a
house or duplex.


may be started. Neither surrender of
the apartment or eviction ends your
liability for rent! You should contact an
attorney immediately upon receipt of a
three-day notice.




For Any Other Reason?
Yes! Your lease can be terminated if
you violate any lease terms, rules and
regulations, or the Act. If your lease is


Don't
* Do not sign a 12-month lease unle-ss you are willing to pa% rent for
12 months.
* Do not -sin a 12-month lease %\i th roommates unless all roomanute. are
willing to ay r-nt for 12 months
* Do not have your parents signed the lease or a parental guarantee
agreeing to be responsible for rent, if possible See it the landlord
will accept an additional security deposit instead.
* Do not sign a lease with automatic renewal clause.
" Do not sign a lease that gives the landlord unlumrted access to the
apartment without notice or consent.
* Danot sign a lease based upon a model apartment
" Do not sign a lease before visiting the neighborhood at various
times during the day, at rught and on weekends
* Do not sign a lease until all agreements, negona ted with the landlord
are in writing.


terminated and you do not vacate the
apartment, the landlord may file for
your eviction immediately.
Termination begins with a 7-day
notice. Your options depend on
whether the violations are classified
as "curable" or "noncurable".
If you receive either type of
notice, you should contact. Neither
termination of your lease, nor your
eviction from the apartment ends your
liability for rent!



Curable Violations
You will be given seven days to
correct a curable violation. Curable
violations include unauthorized
pets, guests, parking, or the failure
to keep the apartment clean and
sanitary. If you repeat the violation
within 12 months, you will not be
given another chance.

Noncurable Violations
The landlord may terminate your
lease with a 7-day notice without
giving you a chance to correct a
noncurable violation. Noncurable
violations include deliberate
destruction or misuse of the
landlord's property or a continued,
unreasonable disturbance.


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GETTING EVICTED


Duties As A Tenant?

0 First, last and always, PAY RENT!
S0 Comply with all other lease terms.
if1 [13 Comply with all rules and regulations.
,. l Comply with housing and health
codes.
0 Comply with all zoning restrictions.
. Keep the apartment clean and
sanitary.

Z Do not damage the apartment.
[3 Do not disturb your neighbors.




Is An Eviction?
An eviction is the formal end to your
. . ? right to occupy the apartment. It does not
" ,- end your duty to pay rent.
An eviction starts with a Summons.
You must file an Answer within 5 days.
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Contact an attorney immediately.
If the court rules against you, judgment.
for possession of the apartment, unpaid rent,
late fees, interest, court costs and attorney's
fees will be entered for the landlord. The
sheriff will post a notice at the apartment
that requires you to vacate within 24 hours.
If you do not vacate within 24 hours, the
sheriff will remove you and your personal
property from the apartment.



A Good Roommate?
Check the Off-Campus Life website
at http://www.dso.ufl.edu/offcampus.
Check bulletin boards around campus and
classified ads as additional sources.
Discuss with potential roommates
preferences in food, music, personal
habits, sleeping and study hours, friends
and finances. An open and frank appraisal
of each other's likes, dislikes, and
expectations will increase the chances of
an enjoyable shared living experience. A
written roommate agreement is advisable.


Insurance For
MY Personal Property?
Yes. Unless you are financially able to
replace all your belongings, you should
have insurance. Proper insurance coverage
will protect you against the loss of your
valuables in most circumstances. Landlords
are legally responsibly for such losses only
under very specific, limited circumstances
that may be very difficult to prove in court.
If you are a resident-relative of your
parents, your personal property may be
insured through their homeowner's policy.
Have your parents confirm the coverage in
writing with their insurance agent.
If coverage is not available through your
parents' homeowner's policy, you may be
able to purchase renter's insurance. Even
with insurance, there are certain precautions
you should always take. Always lock your
apartment securely even if you are only
going next door. Never leave jewelry,
cameras, cash, checkbooks, credit cards,
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What Can I Do?
You MAY be able either to withhold your rent
or terminate your lease if the problem constitutes
a material breach of the lease or the Act. You
must follow the exact requirements of the Act.
You must give the landlord a written notice
demanding the repairs be made in seven days.
The notice must indicate to terminate the lease or
withhold rent if the repairs are not made.
This is a complicated process and the legal
consequences are very serious. Do not attempt
to terminate your lease or withhold rent without
first obtaining legal advice.


From My Rent?
No. The Act does not authorize you to
make repairs or to recover the cost of such
repairs. In fact, most apartment leases prohibit
repairs by tenants. When the landlord refuses
to make repairs, the Act gives you a qualified
right to terminate the lease or withhold rent.
As previously indicated, you should consult an
attorney before attempting to terminate the lease
or withhold rent.



for the Last Month's Rent?
No. Landlords can legally evict you for
non-payment of rent even when your "security
deposit" is equal to your last month's rent. The


purpose of the security deposit is to protect the
landlord against damages to the apartment.



Interest Payments on
Security Deposits?
Landlords must hold security deposits in one of
three methods. Two methods of holding the deposits
require interest to be paid. The method which
does not require interest payment is the one most
landlords use. The landlord is required to inform you
in writing how your deposit is being held, where it is
held, and whether you will receive interest.


Doesn't Return My Deposit?
A landlord shall have 15 days after termination


of the lease to return the security deposit together
with interest if otherwise required, if he or she
does not intend to impose a claim on the security
deposit. If the landlord intends to impose a claim
in the security deposit, he or she shall have 30
days to give the tenant written notice by certified
mail, stating how much is going to deducted
and why. You must object to the deduction in
writing within 15 days from the date you receive
the notice, or the landlord will be authorized
to deduct his or her claim from your security
deposit.
If the landlord fails to give the required notice
within the 30-day period, he or she forfeits
the right to impose a claim upon the security
deposit.
However, if you damaged the apartment,
the landlord can sue you even when the 30-day
notice is not given. Because the landlord can also
get court costs and attorney's fees, you should
consult an attorney before filing any lawsuits.


GETTING IT BACK


-To Protect My
Security Deposit?
When you take occupancy o the apartment,
complete a thorough written inventory of the
apartment's condition and have the landlord or an
impartial witness sign the inventory. Make sure you
keep a copy of the inventory. This helps protect you
from the landlord claiming you caused pre-existing
damage.
When you move out, clean the apartment
completely and thoroughly. Some landlords provide
a checklist outlining the cleaning they expect you to
do. Keep all your receipts for cleaning supplies and


professional carpet cleaning as evidence.
Before you leave, ask the landlord to inspect
the apartment with you. Complete a move-out
checklist and make sure the landlord signs and
dates it. Use an impartial witness if the landlord is
not available or refuses your request. Move-in and
move-out photographs or videotape are strongly
recommended in case there is a dispute.


Ask the landlord for assistance. If the landlord
refuses to correct the problem, you may be able to
break your lease. Because the law in this area is so
poorly developed, legal representation is a necessity.
In extreme cases, call the police and report the
matter. Unfortunately, this can lead to revenge and
reprisals.


Noisy Neighbors?
Try to reason with the neighbor to reach an W hat Can I Do?
acceptable compromise. Thin walls and conflicting - an
schedules make some amount of noise disturbance Discuss the matter with your roommate
an unavoidable reality of apartment living, immediately. Don't ignore the problem with the


hope that it will go away. A little give and take
may result in a livable compromise.
Under the Act, your landlord is not
responsible for most roommate disputes. If your
roommate is violating the lease, you should
consult an attorney.


During My Lease Term?
Not unless the lease contains a specific
provision allowing for a rent increase. From the
tenant's perspective, one of the primary reasons for
having a written lease is to lock in the rent for the
rental period. Normally, you should not sign a lease
providing for a rent increase.


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Without Notice?
No. Unless there is an emergency or
you have abandoned your apartment, the
landlord must provide reasonable notice
and obtain your consent prior to entering
your apartment.
You cannot unreasonably withhold
consent. If the landlord persists in entering
without notice or consent, contact an
attorney.



Renew My Lease?
There is no time period established
by the Act. You should not sign a lease
that provides for automatic renewals of
requires you to give the landlord a notice
of nonrenewal. If you do sign such a lease,
you must strictly comply with the notice
requirements imposed by the lease.
If the lease does not specify otherwise,
renewals are a matter of general contract
law. The landlord cannot force you to
renew prior to the end of your lease.
However, if you do not renew by the
landlord's "deadline," the landlord may
rent your apartment to someone else.


GETTING OUT


will release you from the obligations of
your lease. If you are being released, get
it in writing.


Because...


I am graduating?
My roommate left?
I cannot afford the rent?
I need to work this summer?
The neighborhood is unsafe?


Under the Act, you can only terminate
the lease if the landlord is materially
violating your lease or the Act. You should
obtain legal advice before attempting to
terminate your lease. In many cases, the
best thing you can do is find replacement
tenants.



Sublet My Apartment?
Usually. The landlord cannot
unreasonably withhold consent to an
assignment or sublease. The landlord may
require potential replacement tenants to
submit an application including a credit
check. The landlord may also charge a
reasonable sublet fee even when you
provide the replacement tenants. Normally
you remain liable under your lease if the
replacement tenants do not pay rent or
damage the apartment. Some landlords


Forfeit My
Security Deposit?

No. Some tenants will walk out on a


lease and receive no adverse action, while
others will be pursued to the fullest extent
of the law. In Gainesville's current rental
market, the odds are that you will be ,ed
unless you supply acceptable replacement
tenants.
Your losses in court will not be limited
to your security deposit, but will include
rent for each month the apartment remains
vacant during the term of your lease, plus
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ALLIGATOR
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For Rent
furnished

*SICK OF SHARING A BATHROOM?*
Get your own this fall!
2Br/2Ba flats, *3Br/3Ba townhms
FREE Tanning, W/D, 24hr gym
PC Lab, Gated, All Amenities, Pt Friendly
Leasing for FALL*377-2777
4-23-72-1

GET HOOKED UP!
Luxurious 3's and 4's.
Giant 2/2.5 Townhomes.
No Hassle Roommate Matching!
Get it All!--Furniture, Utilities, & Internet!
FREE Cable-HBO/Shtime, Tanning, Alarms
24 hr Fitness Center, W/D in Every Unit!
336-3838 TheLandingsUF.com
Great Bus Route 2 Miles to UF
4-23-72-1

"Live in the Moment"
Massive-Lavish 1.2&3 Beds
Pool*Hot Tub*Tanning*PC Lab"W/D
FREE Cable with HBO*Most Utilities FREE
One Month Free/Immed. Move! 372-8100
4-23-72-1


Don't Be The Only One Out! .
The FINEST in student living
2/2 & 4/4's starting @ just $529
All inclusive, PC lab. Tan. Soccer field
3 Buses & RM Match! Going Fast!
352-271-3131
4-23-72-1

Roll Out of Bed & Into Class
$469 - $499 Gets you all this!
Fully Furnished, Free Ethemet, Free Cable
w/HBO, FREE UTILITIES, W/D.
Roommate match 379-9300
4-23-72-1

Let's Face It
Size Does Matter!
Huge Floor plans
Huge Parties
Huge Savings
Lexington Crossing..Don t Miss Out!
352-373-9009
4-23-72-1

Roommate wanted-Beautiful Mill Pond
Condo 2/2 furnished, minutes from UF bus
stop right in front to UF. no smoking! $600
month, 441 NW48 Blvd, directly across from
Gainesville Health and Fitness. If interested
call Ashley at 305-323-9742. 1-20-7-1

Two block to UF. Furn room in 4BR condo.
Rent includes all utilities, internet, cable TV,
pool, laundry, TV & microwave. Very nice.
$395 378-4626 2-29-08-45-1


2BLKS to UF-$360/Mo
4Br-$360/Rm Museum Rd-cable, internet,
water incl! Move in now or fall. 281-3551.
4-23-72-1

Windsor Park. 2BR/2BA Furnished New
washer/dryer. Clubhouse, fitness & computer
center. Cable-Internet included. $600/ea.
1BR ready for occupancy. Call for pets.
(305)788-5681 or Windsor515@gmail.com
3-4-08-30-1

La mancha 914 SW 8th Ave
2 blocks two UF, cable tv,utilities,wifi internet
all incl. Laundry,security,& pool also. Rooms
rent as low as $385 mo. 352-284-7304 2-
20-08-10-1

Windsor Park. 3BR/3BA Furnished New
Kitchen App Clubhouse, fitness & com-
puter center. Electric.Cable-lnternet in-
cluded. $550/ea. 1BR ready for occupancy.
(239)229-3609 or lynnjntdesign@aol.com
2-27-08-15-1


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WI- furnished


Female roommate, own bed/bath. furnished,
new appl. w/d Windsor Park. close to UF on
bus stop. pool, hot tub. tennis, gym, $495,
1/3 utilities, avail now. Katie 407-361-1154
2-20-30-1

3bdrm/3b nicely furnished townhouse,
Rockwood Villas $425+elec/rm/mo w/d,
cable, internet. On bus route.Non-smoker,
no pets. Call Caroline (321)544-4250 2-
29-10-1

NEW OXFORD TERRACE II CONDO. 3
blocks from campus, 2BR/2BA of 4BR/4BA
condo, furn. W/D, cable/internet, 1 year
lease, $550/mo + util (954)937-8080 3-
19-08-16-1

Haile Family Home 6 bedroom 4 full baths.
Large screened in pool area. Formal living
dining room Laundry room with washer
and dryer. Three car garage. 367-2522
.,:,,, , .....lln i,.i $3200/month 2-26-
08-5-1


QUIET, CLEAN, LOTS of GREEN SPACE.
Rustic 1BR apt. $375/mo
*1BR cottage $435/mo. Call 378-9220 or
mobile 213-3901. 4-23-72-2

2 BLOCKS TO UFI WOOD FLOORS!
1 and 2 bedrooms for Fall 2008
As low as $535/person
We love pets!
Open late' 371-7777
4-23-72-2


*LYONS SPECIAL*
$199 1st month's rent 377-8797
4-23-08-72-2

MOVE IN TODAY OR AUGUST!
1 BR Available Now!
I's, 2's, 3's For Fall'
HUGE Floorplans! Great Rates!
Bike to UF 335-7275
4-23-08-72-2

DOWNTOWN-THE PLACE TO BE
Why only come Thursday & Saturday Nights
Now Leasing for 2/2 & 3/3 Townhouses
Luxury Living For Only $515 per person
Pool*Washers & Dryers*Pet Friendly
Sign now! Brand New Apts! 338-0002
4-23-72-2

Apartments off SW 20th Ave. Close to
shopping, bus line and a few miles from UF.
Price range $435 to $550. Includes water,
sewer, garbage and pest control. Sorry no
pets allowed. Call 335-7066 Mon-Fn. 4-
23-08-72-2


WELCOME HOME'
LEASING FOR FALL!
1BR $560* 2BR $619
Pets Loved * Walk/Bike to UF
Quiet * Peaceful *372-7555 4-23-08-72-2


Deluxe, Large 3. 4. 5, 6, 7BR apt/house, 60
second walk to UF. Remodeled, Old House
charm. Central AC, washer/dryer included.
Wood floors. With Parking. By Private Owner.
538-2181 Iv message 4-23-08-72-2

Home Sweet Home
Huge 3 BR open NOW'
Alarm, patio, D/W, tennis, pool!
Call today! 352-376-4002
4-23-72-2

Deluxe, large one or two bedroom, 60 sec-
ond walk to UF. Wood firs, washer dryer
included. fireplace, patio deck. Can furnish.
Short term available. Private Owner. $595-
up. 352-538-2181 Lv msg 4-23-08-72-2


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*SLEEP IN*
*GET TO CLASS ON TIME*
Close to UFI!!
Luxury 1/1. 2/2 flats & 3/3 TH
FREE cable HBO/Show & Tanning
Gated * Alarms * Pet Friendly
Oxford Manor, 377-2777
4-23-72-2

** ELLIE'S HOUSES **
Quality single family homes. Walk or bike to
UF wwwellieshouses.com 352-215-4991 or
352-215-4990 12-6-71-2

APTS ACROSS FROM UF
Available FALL 2008
Rooms, Studios and 1!1s
From only $589 per month'
371-0769 Collegeparkuf.com
4-23-72-2

A SWEET DEAL
on our Luxury 1/1, 2/2 & 3/3 townhomes
FREE cable w/HBO & Showtime
All Amenities plus FREE Tanning
Gated*Alarm'Pet Friendly 335-4455
www.thelaurelsuf.Com
4-23-08-72-2

Right where YOU Want to BE!
HUGE 1, 2. & 3 BRS!
Pet Friendly*FREE Parking @ UF
Pool*Gy m'Clubhouse
373-1111 * www.spanishtrace.org
4-23-72-2

Up your Game' Live large!
Stunning 2/2 & 3/3 twn hms
Garages avail. Prvt Dog Park,
Tanning bed, Bus stop, Sauna
352-377-2801
4-23-72-2

BIVENS COVE - Leasing for Fall & NOW!
1BR-$729, 2BR-$453/person,
3BR-$385iperson. 4BR-$395/person
FREE TANNING! TWO POOLS!
W/D in select units 376-2507
4-23-08-72-2

Knock Knock, Whose there?
1,2&3 Beds From $367/bed
One Month Free - Move Now
Cable*Full W/D*Tanning*Pool
We love pets! * Call Now: 372-8100
4-23-72-2

The Boardwalk-Leasing for Fall & Now!
1BR-$709, 2BR-$425/person,
3BR-$335/person
WID 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


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


Biggest Town homes in Titletown!
1600 + SQF of awesomeness!
Garages/ 10ft ceilings/ Gated
Best kept secret in Gville- For Fall!
Must see to believe, 372-0400
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


For Rent
unfurnished

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


LUXURY STUDENT CRIBS
All Inclusive 3's and 4's.
GINORMOUS 2/2.5 Townhouses
Roommate Matching Available
FREE Cable, Tanning, Alarms, W/D
FREE 24 hr Fitness Center.
Furniture. Utility and Internet Packages!
336-3838 TheLandingsUF.com
Convenient Bus Route! 2 Miles to UF
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


Who Would Have Thought?
HUGE & COZE 1 & 3 Beds
From $323/bed
One Month FREE - Move Now
Call now 372-8100* We love pets!
4-23-08-72-2


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 Living!
Luxury Studios, 1/1. 2/2 & 3/3s
Washer & Dryer*Pet Friendly*Alarm
www arlingtonsquare org* 338-0002
4-23-72-2


MUSEUM WALK
Gainesville's Best Kept Secret
Leasing for Fall & NOW!
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


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 SW 62nd Blvd 877-781-8314
www lakewoodvilllas com
04-23-08-72-2


1, 2, 3, 4BR Apts. I l For Rent
www.ApartmentslnGainesville.com UI unfurnished
4-23-72-1


For Rent
unfurnished


*SPYGLASS *
NOW LEASING FOR AUGUST
Individual Leases: Furniture Packagga
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

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

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 Lake374-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

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 A








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For Rent
unfurnished

Beautiful Townhouse/Condo
2BR2.5BA, W/D, quiet, only 1 year old, 35th
PI. Close to UF & Shands. On bus route.
$1100/mo. Available immediately. Call 352-
33'786 2-21-08-30-2

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

MOVE IN TODAY!
S Studios and 1/1s
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.
4-23-59-2


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 Campuse*
1-1 from $560/moe02-1 from $660/mo
www.sunisland.infoee0376-6720
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
4-2Q.88-58-2

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. 3-24-08-40-2




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

Walk/bike to class. Summit House Condos,
acrgs 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
Ala-is Avail*Small pets ok
Move-in Today*375-1519 4-23-60-2


FI For Rent
61 l unfurnished

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

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

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

Halle 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

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


S orRent
U unfurnished

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

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

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


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

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

AVAIL AUG 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


For Rent For Rent
U unfurnished I unfurnished


2158 sq ft 4/3 home in NW Gville. Minutes
from campus. Apple. 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

2br 2ba 1 car gar Home on 1 acre. Millhopper
$875 or we do lawn $1000. 1br 1 ba each a
garden apt SW $540 Pets ok both locations
mature only. 352-377-2150 Please leave us a
msg. 3-4-08-20-2

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

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

Creek Forest, NW lbr 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


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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 NW 6th 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 352-335-5424.
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
l1BR Huge close to UF/SFCC, flex lease,
water incl. $400/mo.
Both off NW 6th St. Call 352-318-8822
2-22-8-2

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 2-28-08-
11-2

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


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For Rent
unfurnished

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 mm. from both malls and town.
SW off 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/2BA Townhouse 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 With kegraid,
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


For Rent
unfurnished

$599 Studio apartment. All utilities excluding
cable and Internet included in the price FEB
rent is free! Located nght 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. S650/mo. $500 sec dep
7210 SW 45th PI, Gainesville
Call 386-462-0994 2-29-08-10-2

$200/mo 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

10houses.com
2 & 3 bd houses for Aug in quiet areas.
Cute, clean cent H/AC. WD, wood floors,
nice yards, bike to UF $690 to $1200 352-
336-6116 or email nancy@10houses.com
3-18-08-16-2

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. 3-3-10-2

HISTORIC APARTMENTS
Available in Fall. 1-2-3. bedrooms, Hardwood
floors, fans, porches, downtown. No dogs
1st-last-security. 373-3736 No Section 8
3-3-10-2


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For Rent
unfurnished

Spacious and Affordable 4BR/3BA House.
Located near campus on Archer Rd across
from bus route and Best Buy. $900/mo. 352-
281-0099 3-18-15-2


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.ALLIGATROR.ORG!

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

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@alligatpr.org 2-25-08-20-3

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

SUBLEASE Madison Pointe 1BR 1 BAApt.
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

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

Apr/May-Aug. sublease. 1 room in a 2/1
apt @ Univ. Commons. Rent paid thru May.
$489/mo. negotiable. Bldg next to pool.
Furnished, W/D, DW. balcony. 2nd room also
avail. Call Sarah 704-299-6451 3-4-08-10-3


Roommates


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


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

Quiet, county employee seeks roommate for
2BR/1BA 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

*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


llI Roommates


1 BR/1 BA Available Now
in 4BR/4BA at Countryside. Females only.
$400/mo includes everything. Short term
lease avail. 727-510-9346 or 727-542-8,155
2-27-25-4

Quiet Nw neigherhood near UF S375-$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

SW Gainesville 4 bed 2 bath house 2 rooms
for rent $450/$425 Includes all utl. 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 campus
Only have 1 other roommate! Only $300/month
+ 1/2 utilities. Avail Aug 6th.Prefer Female
Grad Student or older. Call April at 352-514-
1441. 3331 NW 30th PL 2-28-08-17-4
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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

ENJOYA 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

$275 or $300/month foT 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
HSlntemet-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

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

CLEAN, QUIET, PRE-PROFESSIONAL
FEMALE for 1BR/1BA. Unfurnished. Very
quiet neighborhood. $550/mo + utils & cable
& internet Call 561-827-4970 2-25-5-4

0** 4 LARGE BRS AVAIL NOW *OO
5 blocks from UF. Only $375/mo/ea incl utils.
Get set for fall...this place has it all! Wood firs.
W/D, ceiling fans. Save $30/mo move in now
beforeAug prices 222-8910 3-4-10-4
NS Male to share a 2br 1.5 ba condo near
UF $500 mo plus $200 deposit. Includes
all utilities, cable, internet with washer, dryer
and pool. No Lease. (352) 373-8712 or send
e-mail to Pacomanuf@aol com 2-26-5-4


1 Real Estate

Sell your house, condo, acreage, mobile
home and much more in the ALLIGATOR
CLASSIFIEDS! Reach thousands of pos-
sible buyers' Mastercard and Visa accepted
over the phone, by fax, email or CIrECK
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 'OF
3 Blks to UF. For Info on ALL 1, 2. 3, 4
Bedrooms for Sale, Call Eric Leightman,
Campus Realty at 352-219-2879 4-23-72-5

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








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






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 forsalebyownercom, list-
ing #20885030 3-5-30-5



ALEXANDA
GRAN'IWOOD CONDOMINIUM

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 S128K
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 firs, ceramic tile,
lyr home warranty. See pics: craigslist.org,
select gainesville, real estate for sale, enter
551736017, call 373-6191, 213-5476
2-20-5-5

4BR/4BA LUXURY CONDO-
NR SORORITY ROW-BLT AUG 05
$275K INCLALLAPPL
AVAILABLE SUMMER 2008
ELEVATOR ON PREMISE 2-28-11-5

MILL RUN $123,900 2 BR, 1? BATownlhose
wood floors thru-out, RTS bus stop atTont
door, almost! Deck upstairs, patio outside,
W/D included Call 352/514.7328 ALVIN C.
TATE. Keller Williams Realty 3-7-08-14-5


*X Furnishings

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










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a l Furnishings

BED - FULL SIZE - $85 ORTHOPEDIC
Pillow-top mattress & box New. unused, still
in plastic w/warranty. Can deliver Call 352-
377-846 4-23-08-72-6

MICROFIBER SOFA& LOVESEAT - $375
Brand new still packaged w/warranty Must
sell. Can deliver. Retail 51600. 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, till in plastic with warranty. Can deliver.
$120 352-377-9846. 4-23-72-6

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

DIAL A WASHER/DRYER :
semester lease $100
-:. -- nr, plus 100 set up return fee.S300
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


SComputers

CASH PAID FOR LAPTOPS
Working or not, Joel
www.pcrecycle.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/lD. Certified MCSE Technicians 338-8041.
www. GatorlandComputers. cor 4-23-59-7


I For Sale


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

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

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yeast pee, a waste byproduct of
fermentation in yeast
2-22-08-5-10


SMotorcycles. Mopeds-


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

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

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

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

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

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


GATORMOTO is Gainesvilles 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.comr
4-23-71-11


2004 Buell Blast, 500cc, Black
3600 mi. comes w/helmet. Runs great
& cheap on gas $2800
Call Josh at 352-408-7974 2-21-7-11


ml Autos


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

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

OVER 50 IMPORTS UNDER $10.000
SELECT MOTOR CAR
THE YELLOW BUILDING
2715 N MAIN 377-1616
www selectmotorcar.us
4-23-08-72-12

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

JUNK CARS HAULED AWAY!
*00 FREE 0 FREE 0 FREE* FREEOO0
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
0 2000 discount off finance price
� 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
0 30 days warranty any finance
* 352-338-1999 4-23-08-58-12

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

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

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

0 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

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

0 Sunrise Auto Sales
0 06 Honda Civic EX, 2Dr, 39k, BIk $11,999
0 04 Honda Civic, EX, 76k, $10 999
0 04 Honda Accord, LX, 58k, $11.999
* 352-275-9090 4-23-57-12

* Sunrise Auto Sales
0 04 Honda Element. EX. $11.999
0 03 Honda Civic LX, 56k. $9999
0 02 Honda Odyssey. $9999
* 352-375-9090 4-23-57-12

* Sunrise Ato Sales
S02 Honda Accord, EX, $8999
S02 Honda Accord, SE, $9999
S01 Honda Accord, SE, $7999
0 00 Honda Accord, SE, $7999 4-23-57-12


a Autos


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

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


Wanted


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

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

*******CANDLE PARTIES@*1****
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 Sharn Lee@goldcanyon.us.
2-20-10-13

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. 2-29-08-72-13


Wanted


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

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

Male Student to model for an art student's
photography project. No previous modeling
experience required, just so long as you are
comfortable in front of the camera. Contact
904-556-4450 2-29-8-13


S 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

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II Help Wanted


LIKE TO WORK WITH LUXURY CARS?
Bright? Enthusiastic? Like people? Must be
over 22, stable work history, clean driving
record, drug-free, personal references.
wwwcarrsmith.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
Earn $12 - 15/Hour DRIVERS
$6.79 - $7.40/Hour INSIDERS
$8.35-S9.40/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. $8.00-$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 surveys.
4-23-71-14

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

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

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

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


S ll" Help Wanted


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 SPOTS
For gently used clothing/accessories & fur-
niture. No appt.necessary! - Sandy's Savwy
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. 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

G8RBAYcom
* Get Paid & Have Fun * 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.
wwwAdCarClub.com 4-23-59-14


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l Help Wanted


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

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 TECHNICIAN/ASSISTANT..
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

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

BIG LOU'S PIZZERIA
Now hiring pizza makers, cooks, servers
and delivery drivers. Earn top pay. Serious
workers only. 5 SE 2nd Ave Downtown 3-
4-15-14

DENTAL ASSISTANT
for NEW NW Office
Some Exp preferred PT 3days
Excellent Pay Call 352-219-6610 2-20-5-14

The Bagel Bakery
Looking for lineworkers. Pay $7/hr. Come
by to fill out application 4113 NW 16th Blvd.
Phone 384-9110 2-27-08-10-14

House Cleaning Job
All around Cleaning & Laundry
F/T - M-F 10am-5pm $6.75 hr
Call 256-3323 for more info and interview.
2-29-08-10-14


NANNY Needed-PART-TIME in home care
of a 3 month old.2-3 days/week:8a-5p.
Perfect student job. Experience preferred.
References Required. Contact Nicole @
352-331-6133. 2-22-5-14

EXPERIENCED HAIR STYLISTS
Must know color & foils, be honest & reliable.
Jaime 352-371-3766 2-22-5-14 .


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Comfort Inn West Hotel and Suites
SW 40th Blvd- Immediate Openings for
FT & PT Front Desk-7a-3p & 3-11p
PT Breakfast Attendant Mon & Tues,
No Experience Necessary - Apply in Person
2-22-08-5-14


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PM NANNY NEEDED ASAP!
M-F 3pm till ?, thru Aug at least $$$
guys w/teen/pre-teen exp welcome,
Noah's Ark Nanny e-mail resume, pix,
schedule to gnv@nanoneone.com 2-29-
08-10-14

AM NANNY NEEDED ASAP !
for 7 mon. old, M-F am to 2pm,
thru Aug. min. Noah's Ark Nanny
e-mail resume, pix schedule to
gnv@nanoneone com 2-29-08-10-14

T/TH all day NANNY asap
must be available thru summer
Noah's Ark Nanny e-mail resume,
pix, sched. gnv@nanoneone.com 2-29-08-
10-14

Director of College Marketing-Ask other
students to evaluate our proven business
plan that is generating huge incomes No
Selling. Call John at 1-800-892-3176 to see
if you qualify Recorded Message.$1000/wk.
2-29-08-9-14

Bookkeeper -- A Student Housing Comm.
near Univ of FL Duties includeA/R. A/P data
entry & gen ofc admin. Prev exp with MRI or
other property mgt software a plus. Comp
salary/benefits. Qualified applicants must
pass a background/drug test. EOE. Apply
online: www.studenthousing.com/company/
employment.asp 2-25-08-5-14

Can you guess her age?
Participants needed for a study of age per-
ception in voices. $10 for one hour. Email:
debourgeois6@gmail.com 2-25-08-5-14

Fun summer jobs!-Earn Great Pay!
City of Gainesville Parks/Rec Dept.
is now hiring for seasonal recreation
and aquatics positions! Apply Online
today at www.cityofgainesville.jobs
AA/EO/DFWNets Pref Employer.
7-10-08-58-14

Web Technologist needed to support ongo-
ing maintenance of Internet and intranet
sites, and specifically web site applications.
Responsibilities include design web pages:
advise on the usage of Cascading Style
sheets, Dynamic HTML, and other key con-
cepts; design, develop, and implement web
site software: troubleshoot problems or mal-
functions: & manage web content. Seeking
degree candidate with 2-4 years experience
in IS Technology and Internet experience:
and WebSpeed & Progress Skills. Please
submit cover letter and resume to human.
resources@exac.com. To learn more about
Exactech, Inc and this opportunity please
visit www.exac.com 2-22-08-4-14

SANDY'S SAVVY CHIC RESALE
BOUTIQUE NOW HIRING. Great working
environment. PT/FT positions available. $7-
$7.50/hr + incentives. 352-372-1226 - 2906
NW 13th St. 3-3-08-10-14

NEEDED: OUTGOING, ORGANIZED,
& HIGHLY MOTIVATED INDIVIDUALS
INTERESTED IN SALES. COMMISSION
BASED PAY/FLEXIBLE SCHEDULE
CONTACT jobs@TrackPackCoolers.com
INFO: www.TrackPackCoolers.com 2-26-
08-5-14

* PHOTOGRAPHERS
* CASHIERS
* EASTER BUNNIES
to work @ The Oaks Mall March 8th-23rd.
1-800-285-6783 2-26-5-14


Services

IMPORT AUTO REPAIR.BMW, Mercedes,
Porsche, 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 pad-
dock. Lessons. 30 acres, 40 matted stalls, 19
separate paddocks 24-hr security. 352-591-
3175 everglade-equestrian com 4-23-72-15


Services


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, expresstrainingserviceecom
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 Ml 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 0 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 * Exhibits 0 Awards
Top Quality *-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, - 352-336-072_,
3-7-42-15

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

MATH & PHYSICS TUTOR
First hour FREE! 10 years of experience.
Bilingual. Call Francisco at 352-494-8582
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 2-27-08-20-15

Pineforest Farm Quality Horse Boarding! 20
acres located in Alachua. Excellent care in
a safe and family oriented enviornment. 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

BIOLOGY & CHEMISTRY TUTOR
Private turoring available in undergraduate
biology, chemistry, and organic chemistry
classes (UF & SFCC). Group rates available
Call Zane at 662-617-5964 2-22-08-5-'1


m |1| Health Services

All Women's Health Center
ABORTION
Free Pregnancy Test
RU-486 Available
378-9191
www.abortiongainesville.com '.
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Groups forming now. 339-2199 BAHAMAS SPRING BREAK
4-23-72-16 $189 for 5 DAYS or $239 for 7 DAYS All
.i------prices include' Round-trip luxury cruise with
ABORTION/ABORTION BY PILL (RU-486) food. Accommodations on the island at your
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www.breadroses.com 352-372-1664 Travel. www.BahamaSun.com 800-867-
4-23-72-16 5018. Florida Seller of Travel Reg No
ST35585 3-3-85-21


WALDO FARMERS & FLEA MARKET
Every Sat & Sun - Hwy 301
15 mm from Gainesville 468-2255
4-23-72-21


SHOTGUN SHOOTING SPORTS
Open To Public 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


Rocky Creek Paintball
In Gainesville * Better Prices
Better Fields * Better Call 371-2092
8-13-08-79-21


RED EYE & DISCHARGE ? Ri
Research participants receive study related CONDO ON MAMI BEACH
examination, investigational drug and pay- CONDOON I BEACH
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By DANNY KLEIN
Alligator Staff Writer
dklein@alligator.org

When things go bad, just go
bald.
If you missed Saturday's game
against Vanderbilt, ready yourself
for a Dan Wemer you haven't seen
before.
Looking to reverse his poor
shooting, Werner decided to go
bald in hopes that removing his hair
would rid him of his troubles.
"I had to change something,"
Wemer said. "So I started with my
hair."
The new'do didn't help.
Against the Commodores,
Wemer shot just 4 of 11 from the
field, including 1 of 6 from 3-point
range. He is shooting just 26.1
percent from beyond the arc this
season.
Wemer admitted after the game
his plan didn't work. Unfortunately,
his bag of tricks has run out.
"That was plan A," he said. "I
don't have a plan B."
Werner's decision to go smooth
came as a surprise to his teammates.
Freshman Chandler Parsons
was rooming with him at the time


arid was surprised when he saw the
transformation.
"He came out of the bathroom
and I said, 'Oh my gosh,"' Parsons
said. "I was just like, 'Wow, what did
you do? Hopefully, you got some
money for that.'"
"He came out of the bath-
room and I said, 'Oh my
gosh.' I was just like, 'Wow,
what did you do? Hope-
fully, you got some money
for that.'"
Chandler Parsons
UF freshman forward

Parsons said Werner used a "Con
Air"-like hair trimmer to initially
cut his hair before putting shaving
cream on his head and using a dis-
posable razor to finish the job.
"Coach has been talking about
change and how we need to
change," Parsons said. "That guy
took change to another level."
The rest of Werner's teammates
had trouble holding back their
laughter.
At first, guard Nick Calathes said

SEE HOOPS, PAGE 31


Ar runoo
UF forward Dan Werner grabs a rebound in front of Vanderbilt's Darshawn McClellan during the Gators'
61-58 loss in Nashville, Tenn., on Saturday.


Fans should've seen this coming


S1 of a sudden, there is a panic
spreading throughout Gator
nation, and I just don't get it.
Sure, the Gators have just lost four of
five games and are in danger of missing
the NCAA Tournament. But did nobody
see this coming, uh, I don't know, like nine
months ago?
When UF's top six players all left
Gainesville last summer, did anyone really
believe a group of freshmen and former
benchwarmers were going to be an imme-
diate rock-solid lock to be headed back to
the field of 65?
Or maybe your encouragement stems
from the Gators' performance in the non-
conference schedule, a slate featuring
only one team (Ohio State) who will even
bother watching the tournament selection
show, and the Buckeyes are basically a
-bubble team as it stands now. The Gators
were pummeled in Columbus, and they
were blown out at home by Florida State,
which is in 11th place out of 12 teams in


Sthe Atlantic Coast
Conference.
I know they
can only play the
teams on their
schedule, but just
Bryan Jones for kicks, go ahead
Bryan Out Loud and look at the
bjones@alligator.org teams the Gators
have played and
their records and try to decide what UF's
best non-conference win was.
So why did it take a string of bad losses
in conference play to finally trigger those
doubts about the Big Dance?
Perhaps Billy Donovan leading the
team in a rendition of the NIT Shuffle
would've helped?
Look, the Gators have an abundance of
talent and are an excellent offensive team,
but they've overcome a lot just to get to the
point they're at. They have no depth in

SEE BRYAN, PAGE 31


UF SOFTBALL

Junior follows dad's legacy


By KYLE MAISTRI
Alligator Writer
kmaistri@alligator.org

Like father, like daughter.
At least that's how the saying goes for
UF junior first baseman Ali Gardiner.
Gardiner's father, Wally, pitched for the
Gators from 1970-73 and has had a big in-
fluence on her career.
"When I was little, he was the main
reason I started playing the sport," said
Gardiner, who also played volleyball and
basketball at John Jay High School in Cross
River, N.Y.
Gardiner said it was her dad's baseball
background - he played in the Chicago
White Sox system after college - that
helped prepare her for playing Division I
softball. Wally warned her that it would be
tough and that there would be times when
she would want to quit, but he assured her
that in the end it would all be worth it.
Learning a strong work ethic helped
prepare Gardiner for the years of time-con-
suming practice that were ahead of her.
"My pitching coach was an hour and a


half away in Connecticut, and my hitting
coach, who I still work with, was a half-
hour away, so it was a lot of driving," she
said.
In addition to receiving instruction on
all parts of her game, Gardiner took travel
ball to a whole new meaning.
"I played on a travel team out of
Virginia, so every weekend my dad and I
would drive five and a
half hours to D.C. and
back."
SGardiner, who will
lead No. 7 UF against
Hofstra on Wednesday,
said the team from
Virginia, which she
Gardiner played on with a friend
from New York, was a
nationally competitive team - a far cry
from the girls athletics programs near her
hometown.
Where Gardiner was from, girls weren't
even thinking about playing college sports
until the end of their high school careers,

SEE SOFT, PAGE 30


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ESPN, 7 p.m.
ENBA:
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Sioux Falls Skyforce on Monday,
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and 11.5 rebounds with the Skyforce.


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Week honors Tuesday. Castillo won her
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UF SWIMMING

Gators ready for SEC Championships


By EUGENIO TORRENS
SAlligator Writer

Natalie Pike captured it
perfectly.
"This is the one that counts,"
she said. "This is the big one."
Pike and the UF swimming
and diving team begin the
200~t'Southeastem Conference
Championships in Tuscaloosa,
-Ala., on Thursday.
Altogether, 42 UF swim-
mers and divers made the trip
to Alabama, with the men (3-2
SEC) bringing 20 swimmers
and the women (5-1 SEC)
taking 18 swimmers and four
divers. While the teams have
winning records, they know the
SEC Championships is a differ-
ent monster than dual meets.
"You want to go there and,
hopefully, step it up a notch and
actually perform to a higher
level than you have in any of
the dual meets all year," said
diving coach Donnie Craiie.
Pike added: "Well, it kind of
creeps up on you real fast, but
on the other hand, it is what we
prepare for all year long."
The SEC Championships
is one of the last chances for
swimmers to qualify for the
NCAA Championships in
March. That will just be another
thing on swimmers' minds as
they compete against other
top-ranked schools, including
Georgia (No. 1 women's team)
and defending national cham-
pion Auburn, as well as dealing
with the exhaustion a four-day
marathon meet brings.
"It's pretty grueling, but
we've all been through it, and


everyone, not just us, every
single team's been through the
same thing. Everyone's feeling
as tired as you are," Pike said.
Swimming coach Gregg
Troy added: "We tend to get
better as we go through the
meet, and our best events are
at the end of the meet. I think
it's real key for us to stay in the
meet, because the last day is our
big day."
Troy is firm in his belief that
he's made the right decision as
to who will be swimming this
week. He believes the women's
team will have its best shot in
the backstroke events and the
mid-distance freestyle events.
The diving will also come in
handy for points.
The men's team, which Troy
believes is better suited for a
championships-style meet than
a dual meet, will rely upon the
individual medleys and dis-
tance freestyle events.
"The men's team has some
guys that are a little higher-pro-
file," Troy said.
The meet may bring flashes
of dejh vu, as the Gators have
seen every SEC team in swim-
ming action and every team
except Alabama and South
Carolina on the diving boards.
"You have to know before
you step up on the block
whether you know you can
beat the person next to you
or not and that's just what it
comes down to," Pike said.
Freshman diver Monica
Dodson added: "You never
know what other teams are
going to bring to the plate. You
just have to be prepared for ev-


erything, but I think with what
we have seen, we have a good
chance of doing well."
Dodson, along with div-
ers Jeana Bartell and Sarah
EUerby, will be making their
first appearances at the SEC
Championships.
"I actually got to watch the


SEC meet my freshman year
because it was here, and it was
a really exciting meet to watch,"
Ellerby said. "It's sort of bitter-
sweet to be in my last year and
be going (for the first time), but
I'm really excited that I made
the team."


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SOFT, from page 29

which she said was far too late to actually
succeed.
"In eighth grade, I knew I wanted to
play softball in college," she said.
Gardiner achieved her goal when
she signed to play softball with North
Carolina-Wilmington.
"When I went to college, I wanted to
be able to play first, hit and pitch," she
said.
But after her freshman season,
Gardiner, who admitted she wasn't good
enough to pitch at UF, decided that she
was more than willing to sacrifice pitch-
ing - just like she sacrificed hours of
driving - in order to come to a university
where she could play a higher level of
competition and win more games.
"I always had Florida at the
back of my mind."
All Gardiner
UFjunior first baseman

So she packed her things and headed
south to play for the Gators.
"I always had Florida at the back of
my mind," she said. "I told my coach
at Wilmington if they didn't want me I
would come back, so it was Florida or (no
transfer at all)."
In her second season as a Gator, there
is no doubt that Gardiner is plenty good
enough to hit for the No. 7 team. The
left-handed slugger is hitting .469 with a
.585 on-base percentage. Gardiner has fol-
lowed up a team-leading 40-RBI perfor-
mance last year by leading the Gators in
RBI this year. Each time she comes to the
plate she'll try to follow a piece of advice
that her dad always told her.
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UF WOMEN'S TENNIS

No. 6 Gators face tough test against improved Seminoles


By CHRISTOPHER YAZBEC
Alligator Writer
cyazbec@alligator.org

It had never happened before.
For 46 straight times, the No.
6 UF women's tennis team had
defeated instate rival Florida State,
most of the time by a comfortable
margin.
Then last season, the Seminoles
pushed the Gators to the edge.
"Last year at their place, we were
very injured," UF coach Roland
Thomqvist said. "We played a
little scared, and they had nothing
to lose, you know, and they almost
took us."
UF was able to sneak by FSU 4-3,


its closest decision in 24 years, and
pushed its all-time win streak to 47.
Now the two teams will meet
again on Wednesday at 5 p.m., this
time in Gainesville, and the Gators
(4-1) will be sure not to sleep on their
rivals this time around.
"I think we'll approach this
match a little differently this year in
that we know they're dangerous,"
Thornqvist said. "I'm hoping that
we'll be just as ready [Wednesday]
night as we were Sunday (against
North Carolina)."
FSU (7-0) entered last year's
match ranked No. 50 and has since
improved its ranking to No. 22 this
season, just another sign of how far
the Seminoles have come.


"This is probably the best team
Florida State's had, I think, in the
years that I've been coaching wom-
en," Thomqvist said. "(It's) the first
year they have high-level talent all
through the lineup."

"I think we'll approach this
match a little differently
this year in that we know
they're dangerous."
Roland Thornqvist
UF women's tennis coach

UF is coming off a split weekend,
falling to No. 15 Duke on Friday be-
fore throttling No. 5 North Carolina


on Sunday.
Thomqvist doesn't think it will
be difficult for his team to maintain
the high level of play it displayed in
the 6-1 win against the Tar Heels.
"Just the mere fact that we're
playing quality teams now every
time out is really helping us," he
said. "We definitely got better after
the Friday match going into Sunday,
and so I'm hoping we'll continue
that just by the fact that we're play-
ing matches now instead of practic-
ing all the time."
UF dropped the doubles point to
the Seminoles in last year's match,
but doubles play has been the
Gators' strong point this year.
UF has yet to lose a doubles


match in its five dual matches, in-
cluding the loss to Duke.
The Gators' doubles performance
on Sunday against their highest-
ranked opponent thus far was one
of their most assuring of the season.
UF won all three courts by scores of
8-3, 8-5 and 8-3.
"We are playing well in doubles,"
Thomqvist said. "On each court,
we're playing the style of tennis that
we're supposed to play, whi-h is
very important."
Despite UF's exceptional dou-
bles play against North Carolina,
Thornqvist said there's always room
for improvement.
"You're always in search for that
perfect match," he said.


UF ignores thoughts of postseason


HOOPS, from page 29

he wasn't sure what to do, but then he figured
there was only one thing he could.
"I had to feel it, because I didn't know what
it would feel like," Calathes said. "It didn't look
that bad, to be honest with you. I think it would
look a lot worse on me."
How effective this stunt will be for Wemer
remains unknown. Yet regardless of how odd
it seems, the message behind the cut is worth
taking into consideration.
The Gators (19-7, 6-5 Southeastern
Conference) have lost four of their last five
games and are in need of a drastic change.
When UF hosts South Carolina (12-12,4-6 SEC)
Wednesday at 8, the Gators will hope to right a
ship that seems to be sailing farther and farther
away from the NCAA Tournament.
"They're (South Carolina) a team with
great balance," UF coach Billy Donovan said.
"They've gotten some tremendous road vic-
tories, so this will be a great challenge for our
guys."
UF has little room for error in this one.
If the Gators plan to partake in this year's


March Madness, they have to capitalize against
the teams in the lower echelon of the SEC.
South Carolina and Georgia - UF's next two
opponents - are the bottom two squads in the
SEC East and likely must-wins at this point.
The last time these two teams met, the
Gators barely squeaked by the Gamecocks. UF
took the road contest 73-71 and scored 8 of the
game's final 12 points.
The Gators trailed by as
many as 9 in the second half
and 2 with just four minutes
remaining.
All the expectations and
pressures of this game seem
to elude Donovan, who said
his team remains focused on
Donovan e d
Donovan the task ahead.
For the Gators, any idea of a postseason run
is hardly worth mentioning.
"I don't think that we, the team, or me as
the coach need to buy into all the drama, be-
cause it comes down to, simply, we have got
to win basketball games," Donovan said. "The
most important game on the schedule is South
Carolina right now. All our energy and focus
needs to go into that."


BRYAN, from page 29


their frontcourt and no defensive pres-
ence outside of Dan Werner, who has
done a nice job playing out of position
for the entire season. I know he has
proven to be a good defender, but forc-
ing Werner to guard opposing centers
isn't exactly a recipe for success.
And I don't need to tell you how
young this team is. I know you fondly
remember the '04s for cutting down
nets, but if you can reach all the way
back into the deep, dark crevices of
your memory to the 2004-05 season,
you might recall that Joakim Noah
and company didn't exactly light the
basketball landscape on fire in their
rookie seasons.
While Corey Brewer had a fine
freshman season and Al Horford
was solid as well, Noah and Taurean
Green rode the bench most of the year.
Without David Lee, Matt Walsh and


Anthony Roberson, it's hard to be-
lieve that team would have made. the
NCAA Tournament.
So why would you expect Nick
Calathes and company to stroll into
March like it was a foregone conclu-
sion?
I'm guessing a lot of Gators fans
carried tempered expectations early
in the season but got sucked into all
the hype of an empty but nonethe-
less impressive winning percentage
and a strong start to the conference
schedule.
That said, the Gators are hardly
out of the tournament picture. In fact,
they are right in the thick of it and are
more than capable of earning a spot,
assuming they can turn things around
in the conference and maybe even pull
an upset or two. Who knows? Maybe
they'll even play a little defense.
So this is hardly the time to be pan-
icking. You're about nine months too
late for that.


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Gators answer with tourney's low round to finish fifth


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FINISHED TIED FOR SECOND
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By ANDY HUTCHINS
Alligator Writer
As usual, the UF men's golf team
did something unusual.
For Coach Buddy Alexander,
though, it was unprecedented.
"I don't remember being low
round of the day and high round
of the day on consecutive days in 30


years of coaching," Alexander said.
Yet after his Gators blistered the
Sawgrass Country Club course on
Tuesday for an even-par 288 that
vaulted them to a fifth-place finish
at the John Hayt Invitational, that
dubious honor was theirs.
Still, it wasn't totally unexpected
- Alexander himself predicted it.
"(Tuesday) morning, I told them
we shot high round of the day yes-
terday and that we were going to
shoot low round of the day today,"
he chuckled. "Go figure."
That phrase sums up much of the
topsy-turvy season to date.


The latest head-scratcher is
juniors Will Strickler and Billy
Horschel seemingly swapping
games for a week.
Strickler, who
played sparingly in
the fall, finished tied
for second, a-career
best, after a one-
Golf under 71 Tuesday
His two-under
led all Gators golfers, but since he
competed as an individual, his score
was not factored into the team tally.
Alexander was only mildly taken
aback.


"He wiggled his way into a
couple tournaments in the fall and
then played in an amateur tourna-
ment in January, tied for third and
caught my eye," Alexander said.
"He's coming on."
Horschel failed to submit a
round in red numbers during the
tournament, though his even-par 72
on Tuesday brought him to a tie for
38th that he shared with freshman
Bank Vongvanij, who shot a 73.
Alexander is surprised by the
two-time All-American's struggles.
"I don't think there's any ques-
tion that there's some concern," he


said. "So far, on the season, we're
not seeing the Billy Horschel we
saw the first two years here."
He's confident Horschel will re-
turn to form as UF sets its sights on
conference and NCAA crowns.
"Big-timers usually step up in
big situations," Alexander said.
Going forward, UF's newest
visionary sees more silver linings
than clouds.
"We've got a lot of horsepower,
and we're capable of some pretty
violent inconsistencies," Alexander
said, "(but) I think we're headed in
the right direction."


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