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SFCC evaluates procedures after gun scare
By APRIL DUDASH
Alligator Contributing Writer
An SFCC student accused of
pointing a gun at another student
made a first appearance in court
Wednesday while SFCC adminis-
tration spent the day evaluating
its crisis management.
Police believe student Talon
Deante Jackson, 21, pointed a gun
at another student in the SFCC
food court Tuesday afternoon.
The Alachua County Sheriff's
Office obtained an arrest warrant
for Jackson after interviewing
witnesses and. the victim, said
Sheriff's Office spokesman Sgt.
By 3 p.m., most students and
employees had been evacu-
ated from the Northwest Campus
where the incident occurred.
"It affected basically everyone
on campus in one way or another
in terms of disruption," Faulk
said. "We're just thankful that
nobody got hurt, either with the
weapon or by leaving the area."
On Wednesday morning, SFCC
employees voiced concerns to ad-
ministration and police at a meet-
ing in the campus gymnasium.
One concern was that some
notified of the
threat until a
S1 few hours af-
... terward. Some
S hadn't received
or checked the
Phone and e-
Jackson mail messages
tion sent out.
Others asked how staff and
students can be accounted for in
case of a future threat.
SFCC President Jackson Sasser,
who had been visiting parts of
campus Wednesday morning,
said those concerns had been
echoed by other students and staff
Sasser said his administra-
tion has already identified a few
changes that might be made.
For example, department
chairpersons might go from
classroom to classroom delivering
emergency messages, Sasser said.
In addition, SFCC will rework
its phone system and install a
siren system on March 1 that will
alert those on campus of potential
Administration and police also
discussed the possibility of turn-
ing all campus traffic lanes into
exit lanes during emergencies to
cut down the evacuation time,
"We're going to walk through
every phase of this," he said. "We
can sit back and pick each mo-
The SFCC crisis management
team will hold a meeting Friday
SEE SFCC, PAGE 8
CLAS dean field down to 4
College's interim dean fails to make cut
By DEBORAH SWERDLOW
Two in-house candidates are out of the run-
ning for the UF College of Liberal Arts and
Sciences dean position.
Joe Glover, CLAS interim dean since January
2007, and Allan Burs, CLAS associate dean for
faculty affairs, did not make Wednesday's cut,
which shrunk the field to four finalists.
Pramod Khargonekar, UF College of
Engineering dean and chairman of the search
committee that made its unanimous decision,
said members have "enormous respect" for
both of them, but they were up against stiff
In an e-mail Wednesday night, Bums wished
the remaining candidates the best of luck, and
he wrote that he is interested to see what else the
Glover could not be reached for comment.
The four finalists are Peter Coclanis, associate
provost for international affairs at the University'
of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Paul D'Anieri,
CLAS associate dean for humanities at the
University of Kansas; David Featherman, di-
rector of the Center for Advancing Research
and Solutions for Society at the University of
Michigan; and Barbara Romzek, associate dean
for social sciences at the University of Kansas'
"These four are very different individuals
- very different," Khargonekar said. "Each per-
son brings a different face and a different skill
set and a different background."
The candidates' current universities are each
about half the size of UF, but their liberal arts
and sciences colleges are roughly the same size.
UF's CLAS houses about 14,000 students, of-
fers 42 majors and provides general education
courses for almost every UF student.
Provost Janie Fouke accepted the commit-
tee's recommendation and said she would
schedule campus visits with each of the finalists
"Each person brings a different face
and a different skill set and a differ-
UF College of Engineering dean and chairman
of the search committee
During the visits, Fouke said candidates
would interact with faculty, staff, students and
other UF deans.
After the committee collects feedback from
the UF community, Fouke said she would
choose the dean.
Vanessa Goodwin, Student Body vice presi-
dent and the only student on the 10-member
search committee, said she thinks the students
will be satisfied with the finalists.
All of the finalists have strong visions for un-
dergraduate education, and many of them have
successfully implemented student programs
at their universities that would fit well at UF,
"Regardless of who comes, they'll benefit the
students," she said.
UF Physics Department Chairman Alan Dorsey discusses candidates at a Col-
lege of Liberal Arts and Sciences dean search committee meeting Wednesday.
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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2008 U ALLIGATOR, 3
Shands implements changes after toddler's death
By KATIE SANDERS
A 3-year-old's death in October,
following an overdose from an
injected chemical at a Shands pedi-
atric clinic, prompted hospital of-
ficials to make permanent changes
to Shands' infusion policies.
Dr. Mike Good, senior associ-
ate dean for clinical affairs at the
UF College of Medicine, said nine
steps, five of which were created
in response to the fatal October
error, have been implemented to
improve the center's medication
Sebastian Ferrero, who had
a slow growth rate, came to the
clinic on Oct. 8 to receive a dose of
arginine, a chemical that would de-
termine the deficiency of a growth
Sebastian died Oct. 10 after his
nurse gave him more than 10 times
the dose he needed.
One of changes is that all
children's outpatient medication
infusions are performed in a child-
specific Shands infusion center,
which is separate from the center
that treats adults, Good said.
Both are staffed by nurses with
specific infusion training, he said.
Also, unlike most outpatient
pharmacies, Shands now only pro-
vides the prescribed amount to the
nurse giving the treatment - not a
whole bottle ordered from a com-
pany, Good said.
"We enter the health care
profession because we
want to help people."
Dr. Mike Good
senior associate dean for
clinical affairs at the UF College of
"We enter the health care pro-
fession because we want to help
people," Good said. "We want to
be the best of the best."
Dr. Bruce Kone, dean of UF's
College of Medicine, started a
medication advisory committee
that meets every other week to re-
view medication practices and ap-
prove requests to administer drugs
in the clinics, Good said.
Good added that Sebastian's
story is a focus of safety curricu-
lum for UF medical students.
But improvements to the clin-
ic's care for children won't keep
Sebastian's parents from urging
Shands to create a separate build-
ing to house its children's hospital.
Sebastian's dad, Horst Ferrero,
said the policies should have been
in place before his child's death
- the catalyst for his family's push
to create a Gainesville children's
He said the family has earned
support from pediatricians at
the UF Health Science Center
and private pediatricians in
Gainesville, and he would meet
with Tim Goldfarb, CEO of Shands
HealthCare, and Kone at the end of
Debbie Joseph, executive di-
rector of the Sebastian Ferrero
Foundation, said the hospital
would cost between $300 million
and $400 million.
Dr. Aldan Rosenbloom, who
advises the foundation, said the
project would probably take at
least five years.
UF alumnus creates popular Obama Internet film
Film portrays Obama as 'Barackula'
By ALYSSA LaRENZIE
An online film inspired by presiden-
tial candidate Barack Obama that features
vampires dancing to funky music is gaining
Gavin Leighton, a UF alumnus, helped
create and produce the Internet video that
debuted on President's Day The short musi-
cal film, titled "Barackula," tells the story of a
young Obama becoming a vampire to over-
come the pressures of Harvard Law Review
students. The film is allegorical to Obama's
campaign, Leighton said.
The film's Web site, www.barackula.com,
received much media attention, with MTV
Networks first previewing the film on Super
Tuesday. The video was also mentioned in
the MSNBC program "Hardball with Chris
The film was shot in only two days at a
friend's home in Pasadena, Calif., using a
high-definition digital camera that was do-
nated by another friend, Leighton explained.
"It's been kind of a miracle project in the
sense that we've gotten so much support and
attention," he said.
In 2002, he earned a bachelor's degree in
theater and psychology. He stayed at UF for
graduate school and earned a master's degree
in management in 2003.
At UF he was known as Gavin Barsky. In
Los Angeles, where he is pursu-
U F ing an acting career, he is known
Alumni by his middle name, Leighton.
Leighton, who composed the
music for the video, first wrote
the music on his guitar and then added other
instruments like piano and horn to give the
music its funky sound.
"It was really fun, and it was all done in my
one-bedroom apartment in L.A," he said.
Justin Sherman, who plays young, Ivy
League Obama, wrote the lyrics for the mu-
sical numbers. Leighton also has a small role
as Robert, a Harvard vampire who provides
some comic relief. When Sherman originally
wrote the script, there were no vampires or
music, Leighton said.
"I don't know what happened, but it slow-
ly evolved into something with vampires," he
said. "And if you're going to have vampires,
you might as well have song and dancing."
The film is meant to entertain and get
people interested in politics, he said.
"Kids that aren't into any presidential can-
didates might be into a vampire musical," he
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4, ALLIGATORS THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2008
Display compares abortion, genocide
By LIA GANOSELLIS
Giant posters of bloody
bodies on UF's Plaza of the
Americas on Wednesday of-
fered passersby and students
eating lunch pictures of what
organizers called a new kind of
genocide - abortion.
The Center for Bio-Ethical
Reform, a national nonprofit
education foundation, dis-
played images of aborted fe-
tuses next to photos from the
Holocaust and Rwandan geno-
cide as part of its Genocide
UF's Pro-Life Alliance spon-
sored the event.
Student groups advocating
abortion rights quietly pro-
tested next to the display, of-
fering pamphlets on "abortion
Thomas Clifford, an English
senior, said the anti-abortion
group had as much right to
protest as anyone else, but the
display was done in poor taste.
"They're forcing these im-
ages upon people who don't
want to see them," Clifford
said. "I was actually eating as I
was walking up, and I couldn't
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UF doctoral student Azam Feiz reacts to the anti-abortion display on the Plaza of the Americas
Wednesday morning. The display was put on by the Center for Bio-Ethical Reform and rou-
tinely travels to college campuses across the country.
Saba Rahman, a freshman,
said it wasn't fair to equate
abortion to past genocides and
the lynching of blacks in the
19th and 20th centuries.
"That's not to say abortion
isn't tragic, but you're not kill-
ing someone because of their
race," Rahman said.
Still, Mark Harrington,
director of the Center for Bio-
Ethical Reform, said his group
has changed some minds with
its presentations over the
"I was actually eating as
I was walking up, and I
couldn't eat anymore."
UF English senior
At Florida State University,
Harrington said one student
said his views were changed
within 10 minutes of seeing the
"What we're trying to do
is plant the seed of thought,"
"All this is is a picture of
He said Adolf Hitler's per-
secution of the Jews was legal
at the time.
"There's a different motive,
but the result is the same," he
Shannon Boyer, vice
president of the National
Organization for Women's UF
chapter, said a woman should
be able to decide whether to
have an abortion without ob-
scene images in her face.
"They're graphic, but any
sort of medical procedure is
graphic," Boyer said.
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More than 100 female students
from three Alachua County middle
schools participated in Introduce
a Girl to Engineering Day on
The purpose of the event, which
was hosted by the UF Society of
Women Engineers, was to give the
students the chance to meet fellow
females who are experienced in the
field, said environmental engineer-
ing junior Cherona Levy, director of
On to a presentation by
Campus Deborah M. Mayhew,
assistant director of
student affairs for the College of
Mayhew spoke about the low
percentage of women in engineer-
ing and. encouraged the girls to
consider it for a career.
"Engineering is your chance to
make a difference," she told the
The girls received a campus tour,
sat in on classes and participated in
a science experiment.
For some students, it was simply
a day off from school, but for oth-
ers it was the chance to learn more
about becoming an engineer.
"It's good that I came today,"
said Lincoln Middle School student
Ceantra Davis-Robinson, 11. "This
way I might be able to get a head
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Dem. student groups split while GOPers band together
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By EMILY MOORHOUSE
Alligator Contributing Writer
Republican student groups at
UF have joined forces to support
Republican presidential candidate
front-runner John McCain while
Democratic groups remain split as
Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton
stay neck and neck.
There wasn't much support for
McCain on campus until recently,
but student groups that previously
backed other Republican candi-
dates are moving to the McCain
camp, said Ben Grove, UF's College
"There's really no chance for any-
one else but him to be the nominee,"
During the past few weeks,
members with Gators for McCain
have been talking with College
Republicans members about ways
to work together, Grove said. The
two groups decid-
.ed to conduct joint
Electos08 fundraising and
plan to promote
phone solicitation and door-to-door
campaigning beginning this sum-
mer or early fall, he said.
"We'll work together extremely
closely," he said.
While the Democratic Party is
still split between candidates, UF's
College Democrats have not been
able to get involved in the national
election. "At this point we can't be
partisan for either side," said Mark
McShera, the group's editorial chair.
The organization will start cam-
paigning once a nominee is picked,
Gators for Hillary and UF
Students for Barack Obama commu-
nicate with the College Democrats
but remain completely independent
from it, he said.
Despite political differences, sup-
porters for both parties' candidates
maintain that its a friendly compe-
tition. The College Democrats and
College Republicans have even
planned to compete in a charity
"Basically it's just a friendly ri-
valry until it gets too serious, closer
to the election," Grove said.
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Scare tactic murals
won't change minds
everyone strolling through the Plaza of the Americas
Wednesday was treated to a graphic display by a
seemingly scientific organization known as The
Center for Bio-Ethical Reform.
We just hope you weren't getting ready to dig in to your
Though there were futile signs warning passersby that
they were about to be exposed to graphic photos, the dis-
play - dubbed the Genocide Awareness Project- was, at
best, insensitive and tasteless.
So what did this demonstration entail? Explicit photos
from the conflict in Darfur?
No, just unnecessary photos of supposedly aborted fe-
tuses, some with their hands juxtaposed with quarters to
demonstrate their innocent vulnerability.
The center's Web site claims that the large photo murals
it carts to various college campuses across the country are
used to "illuminate the conceptual similarities which exist
between abortion and more widely recognized forms of
The mural goes as far as to compare the photos of these
aborted babies with blacks killed in racist lynchings and
Jewish Holocaust victims.
We think a more appropriate name for the demonstration
would have been The sensationalism Awareness Project.
Do they really think that this is the best way to stop
college women from having an abortion? Or to even get
through to.a college audience?
The graphic nature of the center's demonstration essen-
tially turns off anyone who would be willing to ask a ques-
tion or openly debate the issue.
When someone views the mural, the main instinct is
avoidance if the first instinct hasn't already been physical
The only thing a group that would stoop to the level
of displaying photos of fetuses demonstrates is a close-
While abortion continues to be a highly contested po-
litical and personal issue in the United States, the way in
which this group chooses to display their stance only hurts
their cause - wrong or right.
It's important to know that despite their obviously
confrontational and exploitive tactics, The Center for Bio-
Ethical reform is actually one of the more moderate anti-
The members promote non-violent methods of stopping
the practice and do not condone attacks on abortionists or
the clinics where they practice.
In fact, the center even promotes the belief that abortion
is justified only when the mother's life is imminently in
But you would never know it from its visit to the UF
And that's precisely why the center's approach will
accomplish nothing to eliminate what they call "the evil of
If members really wanted to combat the number of abor-
tions in the United States, they would offer resources for
young women who find themselves with an unplanned
pregnancy. If they really cared about the unborn children and
wanted to protect them, they would demonstrate the value of
adoption instead of burying it in the pages of their Web site.
And if they really wanted to change the minds of those
who identify themselves as pro-choice, then it would be
wiser to engage them in considerate, thoughtful discussion
- not a shocking scare tactic.
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Piercing gives insight into stereotypes
H e said to take a deep breath. I imagine that number has in-
I dosed my eyes. creased since then.
The needle went through, and then a series of As the trend becomes more ac-
painful tugs. Then, that was it. It was over. , cepted in today's culture, it amazes
So maybe I won't be able to donate blood plasma for a me that I feel like the victim of a
year - I can live with that. widely held stereotype.
What's a little more devastating is the six-week no-kissing Rebecca Ganzak In some African cultures, lip
rule. Way to put a damper on my social life. email@example.com piercings in women signify beauty.
Despite the $60 and what felt like hours of nervous an- For ancient Mayan and Aztec men,
ticipation and clammy hands, I don't regret putting a hole the labret piercing meant they were
in my lip. of higher class.
It's something I have wanted for a long time. Why in modem American culture do we feel it's appro-
I somewhat prepared myself for the pain by pinching my private to deem the pierced as "gothic" or "just looking for
lip while I sat in the piercing chair. But I wish I had taken attention?"
the time to be better prepared for the backlash I would get I have yet to tell my mom about my new stab, but I can
afterward. . foresee her reaction: "You'd better take that out before you
I had expected family members to be a bit judgmental, start looking for jobs!"
and I knew my friends would be shocked. I have been It's not like I tattooed my forehead.
known to be the exact opposite of spontaneous. But that's not even the point. In recent years, employers
However, I did not expect words such as "trashy" and have become increasingly lenient with their dress codes.
"ugly" and a facial expression that I can only describe as one I worked at a restaurant in 2002 and saw a hostess get
made when smelling rotten flesh. fired for refusing to remove her industrial piercing - the one
When I attended the Miss UF Pageant Monday night, a that extends across the top of the ear cartilage. At that same
woman asked if the seats next to me were saved. I politely restaurant today, at least four of the employees have facial
informed her that they were. piercings and a good handful have visible tattoos.
She took one look at my lip, saw the fact that my hair was But I know there will always be those bosses who make a
about 12 shades darker than everyone else's and made a re- snap judgment and let it define who I am.
mark to her friend. She then pointed at my piercing, made a What I want to know is: How does a tiny stud in my bot-
noise that sounding like she was choking on a hair ball and tom lip make me any less qualified to be a good writer or a
walked away. hard worker? I could be 10 times smarter than the girl with
What was that about? I tried to ignore the rude response, the pink, cable, v-neck cardigan and pearl earrings.
but I admit it bothered me. Later that night, I put my confu- Then again, she could be a genius.
sion and frustraRon to good use. This only proves my point - what we wear and how we
I did research and discovered that about half of people in express ourselves should not be the basis for what we have
their 20s have either a tattoo or a body piercing other than to offer.
earrings, according to a 2006 study in the Journal of the Rebecca Ganzak is a journalism senior. Her column appears
American Academy of Dermatology. on Thursdays.
The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator.
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The debate over the semantics of evolution
is time-consuming and wasteful.
The conservative Christians want it pre-
sented as a theory? Fine.
That's what it is. The problem stems from
a confusion between the words theory and
A theory is something that has held up to
repeated testing, such as the theory of grav-
ity. A hypothesis is just an idea with no proof
It seems that conservative Christians think
that evolution is a hypothesis.
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Pageant celebrates positive role models
As a judge in Monday's Miss UF Pageant,
I was disappointed to see the Alligator take
an uninformed and negative stance on such
a positive event.
The worst part of your coverage was the
uninformed editorial. UF should be proud
to put its name on an event that promotes
positive traits in young women. It celebrates
women, such as Brooke and Sarah, as positive
role models for young girls to counteract the
negative ones they see on television. In order
to win a pageant as large as this one, a woman
must not only be smart, talented and attrac-
tive, she must serve her community and be
passionate about that work.
To call it a "beauty" pageant implies that
the five of us sat in the front row and picked
the hottest girl we saw. I wish it were that easy.
Yes, we do have categories that determine
how a contestant looks in swim and evening
wear, but in order to win this title you must be
This means keeping one's self in good
physical shape and looking elegant in formal
occasions. But more than half of the final
score is determined by talent and private in-
terview, meaning that you do not have to be
fashion-model skinny to be Miss America, just
The young ladies I have met in my nine
years involved with the Miss America system
have far and away been the most intelligent,
personable and professionally driven that I
have encountered. They all aspire to be inde-
pendently successful, to better their communi-
ties, and to be positive role models to young
women everywhere. If UF does not want to
put its name on a program like that, then you
have to wonder what the school does want out
of its female student body.
I would ask you take a little time to see
what exactly you are criticizing before you
make blanket statements. To do so borders on
condescension to not only the 22 women who
participated, but to myself, my fellow judges,
the ladies who put on Monday's pageant and
the thousands of volunteers who make up this
country's largest provider of scholarship mon-
ey to women, the Miss America Organization.
On behalf of all of us, I have to say the Alligator
definitely got this one wrong.
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IFAS students oppose cuts
By KATIE SANDERS
Some UF agricultural students
have joined agriculture industry
leaders in opposition to potential
budget cuts to the Institute of
Food and Agricultural Sciences.
A riff between those in the
industry and UF President Bernie
Mahcen began after comments
about a "dying" Florida agricul-
ture industry were attributed to
Farm & Ranch News, an
online Tampa-based farming
newspaper, quoted Machen as
saying agriculture is "not worthy
of the investments being made by
the Legislature" in a Feb. 5 article
- statements Machen has pub-
Still, some students entering
the industry said the report was
troubling, especially since UF
will soon make expansive on-
campus funding cuts to deal with
a budget crisis.
Derek Orsenigo, agricultural
operations management junior,
said he hopes UF won't cut from
the College of Agricultural and
Life Sciences, which is overseen
"It's pretty ridiculous to
cut where you started
from. There's gotta be
other ways to do it."
agricultural operations manage-
Orsenigo said CALS may be
one of UF's smaller colleges, but
cutting funds would be detri-
mental to research and extension
work across the state - aspects
of IFAS that make UF a leading
land-grant institution, he said.
"It's pretty ridiculous to cut
where you started from," he said.
"There's gotta be other ways to
UF has to trim $50 million
from its budget by July 1. Specific
plans for cuts will be released in
April. Records from IFAS show
that the institute's general rev-
enue has enjoyed increases since
Machen's arrival to UF with a
nearly 8 percent increase in fund-
ing since 2003.
IFAS funding during the four
years before Machen arrived had
about a 1 percent growth.
But these funding increases
come from the state Legislature,
not from UF, said Jack Battenfield,
Machen wrote in a Feb. 13
e-mail that the cuts have not yet
"Hopefully, however, deci-
sions about cuts will be made
based on what is best for the
University - not based upon
"attitude," Machen wrote.
Pat Coclrell, executive direc-
tor of the Florida Farm Bureau,
said he is more concerned with
the prospect of targeted budget
cuts than figuring out if the ru-
mors are true.
SFCC to add sirens in March
SFCC, from page 1
to evaluate the response proce-
Across town, Alachua
County Judge William Davis
formally advised Jackson that
he had been charged with one
count of aggravated assault
with a deadly weapon and one
count of possession of a weapon
on a school campus. Jackson was
appointed an attorney and his
bond was set at $800,000, said
Spencer Mann, State Attorney's
He will have to pay 10 per-
cent of the bond, or $80,000, in
order to leave jail.
Gainesville bail bondsman
Sean Thomas of Roundtree
Bonding Agency said it's go-
ing to be almost impossible for
Jackson to make bail.
"The only way he's going
to get out is a bond reduction,"
Thomas, who said he thinks
judges often make arbitrary
decisions when setting bonds,
said the amount was justified
because of Jackson's extensive
Santa Fe ground.
Community Faulk said
College the bond was
set so high be-
cause of the chaos the incident
caused and the manpower that
was needed to resolve it.
"Obviously, the judge looked
at that and wanted to send a
very strict message," Faulk
said. "If you're going to bring a
gun to campus, you're going to
be dealt with very harshly."
Mann said the next phase
will be Jackson's arraignment,
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'Next Top Model' tryouts to come to Gainesville for the first time
ANDREA ASUAJE I AVENUE CONTRIBUTING WRITER
Want to be on top?
America's Next Top Model, the
popular modeling reality show
hosted by Tyra Banks, is searching
for up-and-coming models for its
next round of competition.
Since 2003, ANTM has been turn-
ing ordinary women into cover girls
and runway stars. This is the 11th
cycle, or season, for the show.
Gainesville is the second stop in
the casting-call tour, which started
Wednesday in Maumee, Ohio, and
ends March 29 in Los Angeles, Calif.
ANTM has never held a casting call
in Gainesville until this year.
"This year is special for us," said
Chuck Ellis, promotion director for
the Gainesville CW, the network
that airs the show.
The network held open casting
calls for another popular show,
"Beauty and the Geek," last semes-
The open call is a chance for local
models to have a package, contain-
ing professional pictures and video,
sent to the show's casting directors
in Los Angeles.
He said he expects about 100
girls to show up at Jay's Prom for
the casting call, held between 5 p.m.
and 8 p.m. Only the first 75 girls will
Many of the show's contestants
and some winners have been from
small towns, including cycle seven
winner CariDee English from Fargo,
N.D., and cycle nine contestant
Kimberly Leemans from Ocala.
Ellis said though ANTM is not
specifically looking for small-town
girls, these casting calls give models
a chance to show off their "it" factor
just like the girls from the big cities.
"You either have it or you don't,"
Leemans, whose cycle began air-
ing in September, said the show has
gotten her noticed, but not by the
people important to her career.
You either have it
or you don't.
Gainesville CW promotion director
"The whole reason I went on
the show was to get my name out
there," she said. "But a lot of agen-
cies think the show is crap."
She described the casting process
as a long series of auditions with
hundreds of girls in mini-skirts
and bikinis lining up, performing
runway walks in groups and slowly
"Its a lot of whittling and 'don't
call us we'll call you,'" she said.
She now lives in New York and is
searching for a modeling contract.
Though she doesn't regret doing
the show, she said she wouldn't do
All this information has not
distracted Madison-native Jessica
Nixon from traveling to Gainesville
and missing two days of work in
order to attend the casting call.
"I've always had a longing to do
it," Nixon said.
Each model is required to com-
plete an extensive application,
which includes basic questions
about height and weight but also
questions about family relations and
"Alot of the show happens when
they're not on the runway," she said.
"We're also trying to present an en-
Nixon and Leemans both under-
Nixon said the different per-
sonalities make the house more
"They want to focus on the
drama," Leemans said.
Still, Nixon thinks her humility
and colorful personality will help
her stand out in a crowd of girls.
"You have to be grounded," she
said. "Nobody wants somebody
who's really pompous."
Though apprehensive about
what to wear and how to fix her hair,
Nixon said she's very excited about
attending the casting call and will be
at Jay's Prom "bright and early."
Still, Leemans offers her best ad-
vice for girls in a similar position as
the one she was in not too long ago.
"Make sure you know what
you're getting yourself into," she
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SHazy commitment scary
I really thought I was up to date on my sex and
I know all the code names for the "bunk bud-
dy," I understand the intricate differences between
"hanging out" and "hooking up" and I completely
get what it means to be "talking."
So when my friend blindsided me with all the
Symptoms of a relationship minus the all-impor-
tant future prospect, I was at a loss.
She was in what looked like a relationship,
0 smelled like a relationship and tasted like a rela-
tionship, but wasn't a relationship at all. I felt like
Alexander Fleming accidentally stumbling upon
But was this new situation as potentially
rewarding as the aforementioned infection treat-
Here's the situation: my friend started sleeping
with our friend's brother. The guy would hang
out with her at bars, would take her to dinner and
would call and text her in daylight. She was even
chummy with his parents.
The distinction was that neither was interested
* in a traditional relationship that would "go any-
Both seemed ambivalent about a possible de-
mise and neither was keen on the term "relation-
ship," even though that's exactly how I would
define their dealings.
It confused me. I've never been the kind of per-
son who entered into something without a game
plan. I have clear motives and objectives if I start a
relationship, and if I'm not cool with the commit-
ment, it seems worthless
to entangle my emotions
in that kind of Russian
The situation reminds
me of being an office temp.
For a limited time you fulfill the job to the best of
your abilities, but without the chance for advance-
mert, I can't imagine having the motivation to give
Aren't relationships the same? If there is noth-
ing to gain in the end, is the experience worth it?
My friend would say absolutely, that from each
experience we learn, we grow and we evolve.
Perhaps I'm simply not evolved enough to
handle the possible minefield of jealousy, disap-
pointment and loneliness that accompanies such
But my main hesitation is this: where does that
leave commitment, the most essential ingredient of
A "temporary relationship" seems to foster a
greater connection than just sex. There is an inher-
ent commitment, even if it's never defined.
But unsanctioned commitment is like murky
swamp water, full of unforeseen threats.
Trying out new sexual situations is a normal
part of growing up, but be wary of your heart.
Your own desires can hurt others when you add
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Thin male models nix ideal body image
VANESSA DIMAGGIO )
The days of the bronzed, buff beefcake
as the male body ideal may be over.
At least that's the way it looked at this
year's New York Fashion Week. Male
models who hit the runway looked like
malnourished, scrawny-chested waifs,
much the way their female counterparts
have looked since the "heroin chic" era.
The male body ideal has become
increasingly lean since the 1980s, said
Maggie Labre, a former UF graduate stu-
dent who did her doctoral dissertation on
images in men's fitness magazines.
Originally, the muscular male body
image only appeared on bodybuilding
magazines, Labre said, but after the '80s
those images were targeting regular men
as well. That's when the changes in mus-
cularity among male body images in the
media began, she said.
This year, casting agents' ideal male
model was 6 feet tall, weighed 145 pounds
and had a 28-inch waist, a recent New
York Times article found.
Labre believes one of the reasons for
this change may be due to the recent trend
toward more androgynous clothing.
"I think it has to do with the design-
ers," she said. "They want to sell the same
products to men as they do to women, so
maybe that's why they're de-emphasizing
the muscles on men."
" Designers want to sell
the same products to
men as they do to women.
Male body image expert
She said that when designers change
the clothes, they also change the bodies.
More men are using Botox and coloring
their hair - things they didn't used to do,
perhaps because they are feeling pressures
women feel about their looks, she said.
If the "men's skinny look" catches
on and becomes a long-lasting trend, it
seems likely that it will have an influence
on the male body ideal, said Kim Walsh-
Childers, a UF journalism professor who
has done research on male body image in
the media. She has serious doubts that it
Generally, a man with six-pack abs,
well-defined shoulder muscles and pro-
truding pectoral muscles define the cov-
eted "Men's Health look," which has been
the male body ideal for the past 30 years,
Also, she said women may not find the
skinny look as attractive.
She said the trend toward skinnier
male models is interesting because the
male body ideal has become more muscu-
lar in recent years, not scrawnier.
But it remains that more and more
male models are on the slender side,
which could potentially lead to self-image
problems among men, she said.
But Labre thinks it's more complicated
"We're all exposed to this ideal, so why
do some people develop eating disorders
and some do not?" she said. "There are
so many factors that determine how one
person is affected."
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Who takes home a naked, gold dude? We like 'Juno'
DANNY DJELJOSEVIC ) AVENUE WRITER
It's that time of year again when
Hollywood pats itself on the back for a job
well done on a bunch of films that came out
in fall or winter, ignoring great films that
came out earlier in the year like "Zodiac."
While I care very little about the Oscars in
general (let's be honest here: a silly little
statue of a naked gold man means nothing),
here are my picks for the show on Sunday.
I can't decide between "No Country for
Old Men" and "There Will Be Blood," the
only truly worthy choices, so I'm going to
predict the crowd-pleasing underdog "Juno"
gets a surprise win, irritating a nation of film
students who worships the likes of Paul
Thomas Anderson and the Coen brothers.
"The Diving Bell and the Butterfly"
The film features the flashiest direction of
the nominees, but not in a bad way. Schnabel
deserves it for his true story of a man with
locked-in syndrome. It's easy to make such
a film heartbreaking, but he also manages to
make it appropriately funny.
Daniel Day-Lewis or Johnny Depp
I think we can all universally agree Ih.It
Day-Lewis is most deserving of the sittuc
The cynic in me has doubts, though all
of these men have statues except Depp
and Mortensen, and the Academy like-' ,
to make up for its snubbing blunder-
by awarding previous people for lessei
work (see: Martin Scorsese). Depp ha:
been nominated two other times and has.
been great in each role, so the award might
be his. Sorry, Viggo.
Laura Linney was good in "The Savages
but I see the beloved (and with good reason i
Ellen Page getting the Oscar for being such a
loveable, spunky kid.
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR A
Whilte adorable tyke Affleck
showed some off serious acting
chops in "Gone Baby Gone" and
Hoffman did some wonderful
scenery-chewing in "Charlie
Wilson," Bardem's performance
as a killer sociopath in "No
Country" gets the win.
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Blanchett's performance as Bob
D\ ian (which is hardly a "support-
ing role") in "I'm Not There" is so
fantastic that it's easy to forget
. it's a woman playing a man.
Or that she's not really Bob
Dylan, for that matter.
, BEST ORIGINAL
Diablo Cody, "Juno"
Diablo Cody is the "it girl" of
sci'eenwriters, so it's hard not to
.ee her get the win. Her script has
it- flaws, but it's hard not to get
behind the underdog with serious
contenders as "The Savages" and
"No Country for
Despite my irrita-
tion that Neil Gaiman
and Roger Avary
weren't nominated for
"Beowulf" (not only
do they make proper sense of the epic, but
they also inject it with things like character
development and humor), the Coen Brothers
clearly deserve the Oscar for their adaptation
of Cormac McCarthy's novel.
BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
Not "Surf's Up"
Apply my "Beowulf" complaint here,
too. "Ratatouille" was a great film, but
"Persepolis" is a legitimate film based on
an autobiographical indie comic and looks
different from the other films, so it would
be nice to see something non-Pixar get
some recognition. As long as the winner
doesn't have penguins in it, I'll be happy.
BEST ORIGINAL SONG
What's with all the "Enchanted" songs?
Why nothing from "Walk Hard?" The
Academy is lazy and tasteless, that's why.
Regardless, to reiterate what I've been say-
ing since I got this writing gig, "Once" is a
beautiful film about love and music with
more emotional power than the biggest of
big-budget music spectacles. The best song
in the film, "Falling Slowly," so deserves
this award that this would be the only one I
would get mad over.
And I didn't even get mad when "Crash"
won an Oscar!
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ANA MONTANO I AVENUE WRITER
How far would you go to see one of your
favorite groups from the '90s reunited in con-
cert? For me, the answer was New Jersey.
Ten years after creating mania all over
the world as the British ambassadors of Girl
Power, the Spice Girls reunited for a world
tour. Needless to say I was ecstatic.
I was lucky enough to be able to buy a
ticket last fall, but I wasn't even sure I was
going to be able to go.
When it came time to register for spring
semester, I made sure my schedule accom-
modated the trip. All the planning paid off,
and I was on my way to see the Spice Girls
The night of the concert, a huge line of
mostly girls snaked in front of the Prudential
Center in Newark.
Even in below zero weather, there were
some fans dressed as the Spice Girls. I was just
as excited as the next person about the show,
but you couldn't pay me to put on a tight
dress and pumps in that kind of weather.
There were people of all kinds there,
mostly college-age girls like me who were
into the group when they were younger, but
also parents, little kids, sorority girls and even
all-black-wearing gothic teens.
And we weren't the only ones that trav-
eled a ways to see them. The group of people
sitting next to us had driven hours from
After a couple of hours of waiting, the
lights went off and the Spice Girls rose from
the stage on individual platforms to complete
and utter pandemonium.
They didn't even allow the crowd to re-
cuperate from the excitement before going
straight into "Spice Up Your Life." After that,
their energy didn't dwindle as they delivered
hit after hit to fanatical crowds. When the
girls sang "Slam it to the left if you're having
a good time," you better believe everyone in
that arena was doing just that. -
My only friend crazy enough to travel to
Jersey for a concert with me was sold by the
end of the fifth or sixth song when she turned
to me and said, "This is the best concert I've
ever been to." I'm sure she wasn't alone.
The show was nothing short of spectacular.
It was extremely well performed and choreo-
graphed. The best part is that the girls seemed
just as overjoyed to be performing together as
we were to see them, frequently hugging and
joking with each other.
During their song "Mama," which they
dedicated to their mothers and children,
Mel B. brought her newborn up onstage and
they all played with him while they sang.
Meanwhile, pictures of the girls with their
mothers flashed in the giant screens behind
Just before aptly ending the show with the
song "Goodbye," they did a disco medley that
started off with "Celebration" and ended with
"We Are Family." But of course, no concert is
complete without an encore. The Fab Five
Aaam rantozzi / rruaenual ieener
The Spice Girls perform at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., on Feb. 10. The per-
formance was part of the group's reunion world tour.
came back out to earth-shattering screams
with "Wannabe," their first hit, and finished
off the show with a reprise of "Spice Up Your
Life" while glitter and confetti streamed from
the stage around them.
Overall, the show was everything you
would expect from a Spice Girls concert with
none of the pretentiousness you expect from a
massive reunion tour. With few exceptions, it
wasn't very moving or life-altering, but it was
thrilling as hell and pure, hardcore fun.
All planes, trains and cabs considered,
would I do it again? Would I skip class, work,
meetings, travel over 1,000 miles and brave
the freezing cold to see the Return of the Spice
Girls tour? Duh!
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, For Rent
*SICK OF SHARING A BATHROOM?*
Get your own this fall!
,2Br/2Ba flats, *3Br/3Ba townhms
SFREE Tanning, W/D, 24hr gym
PC Lab, Gated, All Amenities, Pt Friendly
Leasing for FALL*377-2777
GET HOOKED UPI
Luxurious 3's and 4's.
Giant 2/2.5 Townhomes.
No Hassle Roommate Matching!
Get it AIII-Furniture, Utilities, & Internet!
FREE Cable-HBO/Shtime, Tanning, Alarms
24 hr Fitness Center, W/D in Every Unit!
Great Bus Route 2 Miles to UF
"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
1, 2, 3, 4BR Apts.
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!
Roll Out of Bed & Into Class
$469 - $499 Gets you all this!
Fully Furnished, Free Ethernet, Free Cable
w/HBO, FREE UTILITIES, W/D,
Roommate match. 379-9300
Let's Face It
Size Does Matterl
Huge Floor plans
Lexington Crossing...Don't Miss Out!
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
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
2BLKS to UF-$360/Mo
4Br-$360/Rm Museum Rd-cable, internet,
water incll Move in now or fall. 281-3551. *LYONS SPECIAL*
4-23-72-1 $199 1st month's rent 377-8797
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.
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 email@example.com
Female roommate, own bed/bath, furnished,
new apple, 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
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-
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-
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
firstname.lastname@example.org $3200/month 2-26-
*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
MOVE IN TODAY OR AUGUST!
1 BR Available Now!
l's, 2's, 3's For Fall!
HUGE Floorplans! Great Rates!
Bike to WF * 335-7275
Be Unique - Have Optionsl
Make your apartment yours - 57 floorplans!
Wood floors*Fireplaces*Reserved Parking
Why be ordinary? 338-0002
Apartments off SW 20th Ave. Close to
shopping, bus line and a few miles from UF.
Price range $435 to $550. Includes water,
sewer, garbage and pest control. Sorry no
pets allowed. Call 335-7066 Mon-Fri. 4-
LEASING FOR FALL!
1BR $560 * 2BR $619
Pets Loved * Walk/Bike to UF
Quiet* Peaceful*372-7555 4-23-08-72-2
Deluxe, Large 3, 4, 5, 6, 7BR apt/house, 60
second walk to UF. Remodeled, Old House
charm. Central AC, washer/dryer included.
Wood floors. With Parking. By Private Owner.
538-2181 Iv message 4-23-08-72-2
Home Sweet Home
Huge 3 BR open NOW!
Alarm, patio, D/W, tennis, pool!
Call today! 352-376-4002
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
*GET TO CLASS ON TIME*
Close to UF!!!
Luxury 1/1, 2/2 flats & 3/3 TH
FREE cable HBO/Show & Tanning
Gated *Alarms * Pet Friendly
Oxford Manor, 377-2777
** ELLIE'S HOUSES **
Quality single family homes. Walk or bike to
SUF. www.ellieshouses.com 352-215-4991 or
APTS ACROSS FROM UF
Available FALL 2008
Rooms, Studios and 1/1s
From only $589 per month!
A SWEET DEAL
on our Luxury 1/1, 2/2 & 3/3 townhomes
FREE cable w/HBO & Showtime
All Amenities plus FREE Tanning
Gated*Alarm*Pet Friendly 335-4455
Right where YOU Want to BE!
HUGE 1,2, & 3 BRS!
Pet Friendly*FREE Parking @ UF
373-1111 * www.spanishtrace.org
Up your Game! Live large!
Stunning 2/2 & 3/3 twn hms
Garages avail. Prvt Dog Park,
Tanning bed, Bus stop, Sauna
BIVENS COVE - Leasing for Fall & NOWI
FREE TANNING! TWO POOLS!
W/D in select units. 376-2507
Knock Knock, Whose there?
1,2&3 Beds From $367/bed
One Month Free - Move Now
We love pets! * Call Now: 372-8100
The Boardwalk-Leasing for Fall & Nowl
1 BR-$709, 2BR-$425/person,
W/D in select units. FREE Tanning!
Be the BIGGEST on the block!
2Bdrs for FALL $839. We love ALL pets!
Pool, Gym, Park @ UF, Bball, Tennis
GREAT Specials! 352-332-7401
60 sec walk to UF. Short term avail. 1 or 2
rooms $425 & up. Call 352-538-2181 4-23-
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
Live at a Legend!
The Polos of Gainesville
Leasing for fall & immediate!
Spacious 1, 2 & 3 bedrooms. W/D in EVERY
unit, 3 pools, large 24 hour gym, computer
lab with free printing, tanning and more!
Minutes from UF, shopping and Shands. On
all major bus routes. Pets welcome. Call now
forspecials: 335-7656, www.thepolosuf.com
SIGN NOW FOR FALL!
1/1 and 2/1 Apartments
As low as $555 per month
Laundry On Site, Pets Welcome!
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!
Convenient Bus Route! 2 Miles to UF
FORGET YOU HAVE ROOMMATES!
Huge 4BR townhomes w/W/D. 1662 sq.ft.
FREE gym membership and FREE cable!
How To Place A Classified Ad:
Cash, Check, MC, or Visa
The Alligator Office
1105 W. University Ave.
M-F, 8am - 4pm
UF Bookstore at Reitz Union
M-F, 8am - 6pm, Sat. 10am - 5pm
Use forms appearing weekly in The
Alligator. Sorry, no cash by mail. MC,
Visa or checks only.
By Phone: (352) 373-FIND
Payment by Visa or MasterCard ONLY.
M-F, 8am - 4pm
By Fax: (352) 376-4556
When Will Your Ad Run?
Classifieds begin TWO WORKING DAYS
after they are placed. Ads placed at the
UF Bookstore may take THREE days to
appear. Ads may run for any length of
time and be cancelled at any time. Sorry,
but there can be no refunds or credits
for cancelled ads.
Corrections and Cancellations:
Cancellations: Call 373-FIND M-F, 8am - 4pm. No refunds or cred-
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Alligator errors: Check your ad the FIRST day it runs. Call 373-FIND
with any corrections before noon. THE ALLIGATOR IS ONLY RE-
SPONSIBLE FOR THE FIRST DAY THE AD RUNS INCORRECTLY.
Corrected ads will be extended one day. No refunds or credits can be
given after placing the ad. Changes called in after the first day will not
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1 For Rent: Furnished 6 Furnishings 11 Motorcycles, Mopeds 16 Health Services 21 Entertainment
2 For Rent: Unfurnished 7 Computers 12 Autos 17 Typing Services 22 Tickets
3 Sublease 8 Electronics 13 Wanted 18 Personals 23 Rides
4 Roommates 9 Bicycles 14 Help Wanted 19 Connections 24 Pets
5 Real Estate 10 For Sale 15 Services 20 Event Notices 25 Lost & Found
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j For Rent
LIVE THE LIFE!
All Inclusive Ind. leases
Big 2/2s 3/3s & 4/4s
Filling fast - Lease now
Who Would Have Thought?
HUGE & COZE 1 & 3 Beds
One Month FREE - Move Now
Call now: 372-8100* We love pets!
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
The Perfect Location at the Best Price!
Live in Downtown Luxury for Fall!
Two and Three Bedroom Townhomes
Washer/Dryers*Patios*We Love Pets!
Sign NOW for fall! 338-0002
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
All inclusive studios from $575
2brs from $395/room
Walk to class, free parking!
Pets Welcome! 352-372-7111
YOU'VE HEARD ABOUT IT
NOW EXPERIENCE IT
Live the Condo lifestyle in one of our
1, 2, or 3 bdrm apts.
Open Sat 10-5/Sun by appt.
3700 Windmeadows Apts
(behind Butler Plaza)
NOW LEASING FOR AUGUST
Large 1, 2 & 3 bdrm Floor Plans;
Furniture Packages Inc. Washer/Dryer;
Workout Rm, Tennis Court; Swimming Pool;
Sauna etc. Mon-Fri 9-6, Sat 10-3
700 SW 62nd Blvd 877-781-8314
* SPYGLASS *
NOW LEASING FOR AUGUST
Individual Leases: Furniture Packages,
Incl Washer/Dryer, FREE Hispeed Internet;
Every Unit is an End Unit
Mon-Fri 9-6, Sat 10-3
701 SW 62nd Blvd 866-747-8443
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Brand new 1, 2, & 3 bdrm
Conveniently located near
and SFCC. For more info. Call:
M-F 9-6, Sat b, Sun 1-5
Ask About Our Move In Specials
1 BR/1 BA starting at $655
Close to UF & Shands
2411 SW 35th PI
M-F 9-6, Sat. 10-2
ACROSS FROM UF!
All inclusive studios from $575
1BRs from $599 -Avail Fall 2008
Pets loved. Wood floors available
Available Now & Fall
Visions South Apts.
Walk to UF. new complex 1BR $999
2BR 2.5 BA washer/Dryer
$1499 pets allowed
Gore-Rabell Realty 378-1387
Your new home is here & waiting
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
BEAUTIFUL AND LUXURIOUS
Ceramic tile, maple cabinets, TV in Kitchen
Huge Scr. Porches, W/D, Walk-in Closets
Only 1.5 miles to UF
2/2's & 3/3's Starting at $500/per person
Hidden Lake 374-FUNN 4-23-72-2
**CAMPUS EDGE 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
LUXURY 2/2 STEPS TO UFI
LEASING FOR FALL 2008
Private baths, W/D, monitored alarm
From under $650 per person! Pets OK
4BR/4BA Furnished $1099
5BR/2BA Near UF $1095
3BR/2BA Duckpond $995
Ask about Move-In Specials!
30 + Properties Available!
1 Block to UF 1BR apt $600/mo.
2BR apt. $650/mo NW 15th Ave & 5th St.
3BR home $975 NW 7th Ave.
Call Michael 331-2100 3-7-44-2
2BR/2.5BA, W/D, quiet, only 1 year old, 35th
PI. Close to UF & Shands. On bus route.
$1100/mo. Available immediately. Call 352-
3 bedroom Across from UFI
Available fall 2008
ONLY $505 per person!
Open late and weekends
MOVE IN TODAY!
Studios and 1/1s
From as low as $629/person!
Open late and weekends
SORORITY ROW APTS
Brand new luxury apts w/gourmet kitchens,
balconies & swings. Walk to UF classes & so-
rorities next year! Tour today 352-376-6223.
Virtual tours: www.SororityRowApts.com.
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
*SUN ISLAND APTO
**Walk or Bike to Campus**
1-1 from $560/mo0*2-1 from $660/mo
** LUXURY APTS **
CLOSEST TO CLASS
2bd/2ba available for Fall
111 NW 16th St. #1, Call 376-1111
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
Plus July free on
15 month lease
May 08 - July 09
1.1 from $560
2.1 from $650
$375 - $650 No app or pet fee. 1 & 2BR,
most units have privacy fence & fireplace.
SW. Short lease some units. 352-331-2099
Cute cottage 2 bedroom 1 bath, with study,
nice yard 310 N.W. 20th Avenue $795/mo
call Barbara 317-4392, Green Tree Realty,
3 BLOCKS to UF
1,2, & 3 Bdrms
The Nicest Luxury Apts in Gville
Walk/bike to class. Summit House Condos,
across the street from the VA on 16th Ave.
2/1, avail 8/1, quiet, safe, renovated, added
features: micro, DW & island counter. Dep
$200/person, Rent $900/mo 352-843-0862.
**ONE MONTH FREE**
Private Single-story Villas
"1BR ONLY $529"
**2BR ONLY $669"
Alarms Avail*Small pets ok
Move-in Today*375-1519 4-23-60-2
*2BR + BONUS ROOM*
TODAY Only $699
*ONE MONTH FREE*
Move in TODAY!! 376-0828 4-23-60-2
WD HU*Storage*Large Kitchen
2BR/2BA ONLY $759
3BR/2BA ONLY $864
*ONE MONTH FREE**
Near Oaks Mall & Tower Rd.
Move-in TODAY*333-1120 4-23-60-2
Apt in Historic Duckpond
Large 2BR/1.5BA 2 blocks from downtown.
Amazing location. W/D. Quiet. Avail now.
508 NE 4th Ave. $750/mo. 379-4952 2-
Walk to UF. May: 3bd 2bth house $1300.
2bd 2.5 bth twn house $1000. 2bd 1bth
$700. 1bd Ibth $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.
email@example.com or 352-870-72S. 3-
Huge bedroom suite with separate sitting/
study area, private home on 20 acres, pri-
vate entrance. All utilities, cable, internet.
$595/mo 1602 SW Williston Rd 332-1429
BRAND NEW 2/2 TH AVAILABLE NOW!
2 BLOCKS TO CAMPUS ' -
W/D, DW, Granite! Pets welcome!
Call Today! Open late! 371-7777
Haile Plantation Villa 2/2 garage
$1,100 per mo. avail. Feb. 2008
9779 SW 52 Rd. Call 305-542-4650 3-18-
BLOCKS TO UF - Houses & Apts w/ample
parking. Rent directly from owner. No dealing
w/brokers or agents. Houses from $1500/mo;
apts from $525/mo. See dalyproperties.com
or call Carol 352-377-3852 2-29-08-23-2
2 bed/1 baths Avail.Now!
$575/mo. On busline,
Mins. To Shands, VA& UF
Union Properties 352-373-7578
Walk to UF from our many
Locations, 1,2,3, or 4 bedrooms
Behind Norman Hall or
Along Univ. Ave.
Don't Wait, Call Today!
Union Properties 352-373-7578
Union Properties of Gainesville, In.
Friendly, Professional Service.
Call us today so we may help you
find your next home.
CALLING ALL GATORS!
Walk to campus from our many
Properties close to UF.
1,2,3 & 4 bedrooms for FALL.
Union Properties 352-373-7578
WINDSOR TERRACE APTS.
3520 SW 20th Avenue
1bed/1 bath $475/mo
Bus Route, close to shops
Union Properites 352-373-7578
MALIBU COVE APTS.
1114 SW 7th Avenue
Spacious Loft Style
Behind Norman Hall
Union Properties 352-373-7578
AVAILAUG 1st - 5BR/2BA nice house. Large
fenced yard, country setting close to town,
fireplace, wood floors, wash/dry, dishwasher,
game room, 1803 SW43Ave $1600/mo pets
ok 339-2342 for directions. 2-21-08-15-2
>>>>>> Renovated 2BR/1BA, pool, walk to
Shands, VA, Dental, Vet. Med, Health Sci. &
heart of UF, 1700 SW 16th ct. $750/m call
262-0444 Avail. now. 2-21-08-15-2
Move In TODAY...
Start LIVING Tomorrowl
Huge 2BR w/Patio
Located behind Butler Plaza
373-1111 * spanishtrace.org
2158 sq ft 4/3 home in NW Gville. Minutes
from campus. Appl. included. Remodeled.
Ceramic tile throughout, 2 car gar, deck,
1/2 acre lot, fenced. $1,550/m, $2,000 sec.
dep. 3120 NW 31st Blvd. 352 466-0358.
16, ALLIGATOR 0 THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2008
2br2ba 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
Moviti/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
jiglaci�firstname.lastname@example.org 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
spacious 2BR 2 1/2 BA Sparrow
Condos,tower rd,near mall $750/mo+ $750
deposit available asap. 352.219.5603 2-
2, 3, 4 br. Upscale condos for rent
Sign a lease by Feb 29th
& receive a $500 signing bonus.
Visit our website:
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
Creek Forest, NW 1br minutes from shop-
ping, downtown $ UF, central air/heat, back
deck, w/d hookup, includes some utilities,
1731 NW 6th St. - 375-7104 x 113
Whispering Pines, brand new units
convenient to hospitals and vet school,
2br/2ba, fully equipped kitchen, icemaker,'
washer and dryer, monitored alarm system,
$'SO0/mo, now renting for summer/fall
semesters, ask about our specials!
1731 NW6th St. 375-7104 x113
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-
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.
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
Spacious*Affordable*Close to Camplis
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
*2BR HOUSE, cent A/C, wood floors,
fenced backyard, close to UF. $750/mo
*1teR Huge close to UF/SFCC, flex lease,
water incl. $400/mo.
Both off NW 6th St. Call 352-318-8822
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-
Available now. 1 & 2BR/1 BA apt 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
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
$580 plus sec. All painted, new kit counters,
new frig. 10 min. 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
2BR/1BA Downtown $450/mo
3BR/2BA Townhouse w/d, 8 mo old, $1200
Gore-Rabell Real Estate
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/internet. No deposit and pets
OK. Looking for March - July, call 386-344-
6543 if interested. 2-29-08-10-2
4/2 Family Home in Duckpond
Wood floors, new kitchen, big fenced yard.
$1350. Jeffrey 352-246-5801 3-7-08-15-2
$599 Studio apartment. All utilities excluding
cable and internet included in the price. FEB
rent is free! Located right across the street
from UF Pets allowed. Call 904-673-9798
or email email@example.com for more info. 2-
2BR/1BA Spacious, new carpet, cent H/AC,
W/D hk up. $650/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
Action Real Estate Services
Houses to Condos
1-4 BR, Starting at $450
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Available in Fall. 1-2-3 bedrooms, Hardwood
floors, fans, porches, downtown. No dogs.
1st-last-security. 373-3736 No Section 8
Spacious and Affordable 4BR/3BA House.
Located near campus on Archer Rd across
from bus route and Best Buy. $900/mo. 352-
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Apartments Sublet & Roommates
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 email@example.com 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
SUBLEASE Madison Pointe 1BR 1 BA Apt.
with W/D, dishwasher, & screen porch. Pool,
exercise room, sauna tennis, BBall court,
security guard on-site. $795/mo. + utilities.
Available April or May 1st-July 31st. Call Jen
lbd/lbr in the polo's, fireplace, vaulted
ceilings, washer and dryer included, walk-
in closet, Great Amenties, Great Location
AVAILABLE NOW! $730/mon. Call Kerri 561-
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
Now and/or Summer Sublease! Fully fur-
nished 1/1 in 4/4, w/d, utilities inc, cable +
internet & central a/c. bike or walk to campus!
major bus routes. $535/mo negotiable Call
Tatiana 352-256-8598 2-27-5-3
SUMMER SUBLEASE -1/1 in 2/2 @ Museum
Walk. Huge apartment, fully furnished, W/D,
dishwasher. Quiet neighborhood. $550/mo
inc. all utilities. Female only, please. Call
Brianna (727)492-0577. 3-20-16-3
Roommate Matching HERE
Oxford Manor 377-2777
The Landings 336-3838
The Laurels 335-4455
Hidden Lake 374-3866
Female grad student wanted to share spa-
cious 3/2 house. Convenient to UF, Shands
& vet school, very quiet neighborhood, large
privacy fenced yard. Clean/friendly pets may
be considered - sorry no cats. 352-359-3165
Quiet, county employee seeks roommate for
2BR/1 BA apt. All deposits are paid. $450/mo
incl rent, elec, local phone, cable & high
speed internet access. Seeking clean, quiet
person. Call 352-374-7158 2-22-08-32-4
* $280-$310/mo Nice rooms. Walk to UF.
Short term ok. Low move-in. Small pet pos-
* ALSO 5BR house, bike to UF. $1000. 352-
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
in 4BR/4BA at Countryside. Females only.
$400/mo includes everything. Short term
lease avail. 727-510-9346 or 727-542-8155
Quiet Nw neigherhood near UF $375-$475
3Br/2Ba house, large 2 car garage, Washer/
Dryer, fenced backyard, screened porch. Bus
route 8 & 29
352-214-9548 or firstname.lastname@example.org 3-
Room for rent 2/2 Brandywine - Old Archer.
Furnished, big screen TV. Short or long term
OK. Call Shane 941-932-1189 $390 + 1/2
SW Gainesville 4 bed 2 bath house. 2 rooms
for rent $450/$425 Includes all util. cable and
wireless. Five min. from campus. 352-339-
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 NW30th PL 2-28-08-17-4
ENJOY A ROMANTIC OLD HOUSE
Near library downtown. $285-$370/rm + utils.
Short term. No pets. No smoking. 378-1304
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
$275 or $300/month for female students) to
join a female UF student in sharing attractive
3BR house near NW 8th Ave, less than 3mi.
from UF and on bus rte. #43, tile/hardwood,
large yard, $275/mo for smaller BR and
$300/mo for larger BR, + 1/3 GRU & Cable
HSInternet-TV, call 332-3852. 3-31-08-30-4
One room for rent in a 3 bedroom house just
one block from UF. All students. Comfortable.
Central air. Living room, dining room. Low
rent. Share utilities. Call Brian 352-871-0415
$410-1 BR for rent in 3BR condo in
MARCHWOOD. Live with 2 male students,
near archer, bus routes, mall. Call 352-514-
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).
Roommate needed ASAP
2BR/1BA house at 1012 NE 1stAve.
$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 (mom) Ig yd fenced, pets ok, trees,
wooddeck, hottub, pond. 15 min drive to UF,
near bus, Lakeview Ests 352-682-6297 Ken
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
00* 4 LARGE BRS AVAIL NOW 000
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
before Aug 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, intemet with washer, dryer
and pool. No Lease. (352) 373-8712 or send
e-mail to Pacomanuf@aol.com 2-26-5-4
Female, UF, roommates wanted by UF
students to share Three beds/two bath,
furn/unfum townhouse. 5 mins to campus.
Washer/dryer. No smoking. No pets. 813-
Roommate needed to share 2bd/1ba
furnished condo, behind Oaks Mall.
Nonsmoker. $400+utilities (water, garbage,
pest control included). Call 941-746-0440 or
Available immediately 1BR in 3BR house,
1 mile from UF. Fenced yard, small pet ok.
$600/mo incl everything. 321-480-7612 2-
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NEW CONDOS -WALK to UF
3 BIks to UF. For Info on ALL 1, 2, 3, 4
Bedrooms for Sale, Call Eric Leightman,
Campus Realty at 352-219-2879. 4-23-72-5
GATOR PLACE CONDOS
2/1, w/d, 800 sq ft, 1 1/2 miles to Shands.
3600 SW 23rd St. $84,900 or rent for $650/
mo 352-372-0507 4-23-72-5
New 2, 3, & 4BR Upscale Condos
with uniqueArchitectural detailing. Starting at
$215,000 * Opening August 2008. 352-373-
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Walk to UF and Stadium from Luxurious
Jackson Square Condominiums
Built to last a lifetime. Prices starting at
$220s. Call 352-870-9453
2/1 condo, walking/biking distance to UF, VA,
Vet School, Summit House on SW 16th Ave.
$135,999. Call 352-843-0862 See photos
and description at forsalebyowner.com, list-
ing #20885030 3-5-30-5
80% SOLD OUT!
BRAND NEW CONSTRUCTION
CLOSE TO UF AND HANDS
Starting in the mid $170's
Gated Community on Bus Route
2508 SW 35th Place
OPEN HOUSE Th & F 2-5, Sat 12-5
Contact Birdie Mumane, Venture Realty
of North Florida at 352-222-8888 or visit
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call 262-0444 FREE computer! 1700 SW
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2BR/2BA Beautiful fully fum Rockwood Villas
condo. Sunrm, bonus rm, wd firs, ceramic tile,
lyr home warranty. See pics: craigslist.org,
select gainesville, real estate for sale, enter
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4BR/4BA LUXURY CONDO-
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AVAILABLE SUMMER 2008
ELEVATOR ON PREMISE 2-28-11-5
MILL RUN $123,9002 BR, 1? BATownhouse
wood floors thru-out, RTS bus stop at front
door, almost! Deck upstairs, patio outside,
W/D included Call 352/514.7328 ALVIN C.
TATE, Keller Williams Realty 3-7-08-14-5
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BED - QUEEN - $110 ORTHOPEDIC
Extra thick, pillow-top, mattress & box. Name
brand, new, still in plastic. Call 352-372-7490
will deliver. 4-23-08-72-6
BED - FULL SIZE - $85 ORTHOPEDIC
Pillow-top mattress & box. New, unused, still
in plastic w/warranty. Can deliver. Call 352-
MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT - $375
Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must
sell. Can deliver. Retail $1600. 352-372-7490
BED - KING - $170 PILLOWTOP
mattress & box springs. Orthopedic rated.
Name brand, new, never been used, in
plastic with warranty. Call 352-372-8588 Can
CHERRY SLEIGH BED solid with Pillowtop
Mattress & Box. All new still boxed. Cost
$1500, sacrifice $450 352-333-7516
Sofa $175 Brand new in pkg 333-7516
BEDROOM SET. 7pc Cherry, Queen/ king
bed, dresser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, chests
avail. Dovetail const. New, in boxes. Can de-
liver. Retail $6500, must sell, sacrifice $1100
(352) 372-7490 4-23-08-71-6
SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather.
Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail
$2650. Sacrifice $750. Call 352-377-9846
DINING ROOM Beautiful cherry set w/table,
6 Chippendale chairs, hutch & buffet. New,
still in boxes. Retail $5200, sacrifice $1100.
Must sell. Can deliver. 352-372-8588 4-23-
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FUTON Solid oak mission-style frame w/
mattress. New, in box. $140 332-9899
DINETTE SET 5pc $85 Brand new in box.
Never used. 352-377-9846 4-23-72-6
**BEDS -ALL BRAND NEW**
**Full $80 Queen $100 King $170**
Orthopedic pillow-top sets. Brand name
matching sets not used or refurbished. Still
in plastic, direct from factory! 352-333-7516.
BED- QUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mat-
tress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand
new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver.
Bed- All New King! 3pc Orthopedic pillowtop
mattress set. Brand NEW, still in plastic with
warranty. Can deliver. $200 352-333-7516.
BEDROOM SET- $300 BRAND NEW
Still in boxes! 6 pieces include: Headboard,
2 Nightstands, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must
sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 4-23-08-
FUTON - $60 Solid Oak Mission Style. With
plush mattress $140. All brand NEW still in
box. Can deliver. 352-333-7516 4-23-72-6
Pool Table - Gorgeous 8" All wood table.
Leather pockets, Italian 1" slate, carved legs.
Brand new still in crate. MUST SELL Retail
$5500. Sell $950. Can deliver 352-377-9846
Hot Tub/Spa - $1295 Brand New Loaded!
Waterfall, LED lights, cupholders, 110-v
energy efficient with warranty. Free delivery,
MUST SELL 352-372-8588 4-23-72-6
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all Furnishings ) Ml Motorcycles, Mopeds)j i
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
for both plus 100 set up return fee.$300
for year. Dial 352-318-3721. 2-27-08-10-6
2 WASHERS & 2 DRYERS
Excellent condition. $200/ea set or $100/ea
individually. Call 473-7772 2-22-5-6
CASH PAID FOR LAPTOPS
Working or not, Joel
www.pcrecycle.biz 336-0075 4-23-72-7
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Computer Help Fast Gatorland Computers
House/Dorm Fast response. No waiting/
unplugging/hassels. $30 Gator discount
w/lD. Certified MCSE Technicians. 338-8041.
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In the market for a new set of wheels or just
looking to add a second to that collection?
Want personalized handlebars or a fitted
seat? Check in the Alligator Classifieds
1 For Sale
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
bikes, computers, printers, vehicles and
more. All individuals interested in bidding go
Yeast Pee Beer T-Shirt Sale!
The alcohol you like to drink is
yeast pee, a waste byproduct of
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Many Brands Available 518 SE 2nd St.
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Great Scooters, Service & Prices!
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***GatorMoto*** Our new state of
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We have new scooters starting at $999. lyr
Warranties. We also service ALL brands of
scooters. Pickup Available. Low Labor Rates.
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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
CLOSE TO CAMPUS 534 SW4th Ave.
Scooters, E-bikes, Offroad, & Accessories!!
Best Prices and Customer Service!!
Buy A New Scooter, Buy A Used Scooter
All on one site! Check the website or call
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GATORMOTO is Gainesville's number 1
service facility. We repair ALL brands of
scooters. Pickups available. Lowest labor
rates around. Quickest turnaround time. Run
by Gator Grads so we know how to treat our
customers! 376-6275 4-23-08-72-11
3 New Electric Mopeds/Scooters
Burgundy, Blue, & Black. $689/ea.
Call 352-284-7174 Other models also
available at www.relectricscooters.com
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
HONDA CBR F3 600cc 1995, Fast & in Great
Condition. 15k miles. Many Extras must see!
$3000 OBO. 352-258-0134 3-5-10-11
*FAST CASH PAID FOR ANY CAROL
*Running or not!*
*NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS
*Over 10 yr svc to UF students
OCall Don @ 215-7987 4-23-72-12
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Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes
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CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150
OVER 50 IMPORTS UNDER $10,000
SELECT MOTOR CAR
THE YELLOW BUILDING
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For listings 800-366-9813 ext 4622
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For listings call 800-366-9813 ext 9765
POWER WINDOWS DON'T WORK?
On site available. Call Steve 352-226-1973
*FAST CASH PAID*
For any car, truck, or SUV - Running or not.
'94 and up. Call Segovia 352-284-8619 4-
* Sun City Auto Sales
* 2000 discount off finance price
* No credit check.
* All vehicles "0" down
S Sun City Auto Sales
� Buy Here/Pay Here
S More than 300 vehicles in stock
5 30 days warranty any finance
0 352-338-1999 4-23-08-58-12
S Sun City Auto Sales
S Free service until end of contract
S Any vehicle finance
S Oil change/tune up/brake job
* 352-338-1999 4-23-08-58-12
1997 MUSTANG COBRA
Leather interior, 5 SPD manual, 4.6L V8,
cobra rims, CD, cold AC, ABS, 100k mi,
very clean, Cruise control, Mack 460, head
turner! MANY EXTRAS!!! Call 407 460 6884
* Sunrise Auto Sales
* 2000 discount off finance price
* No credit check
* All vehicles inspected by mechanic
* 352-375-9090 4-23-57-12 -.
S Sunrise Auto Sales
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* More than 300 vehicles in stock
* 30 days warranty any finance
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* Sunrise Auto Sales
* Free service until end of contract ,'
* Any vehicle finance
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* Sunrise Auto Sales
* 06 Honda Civic EX, 2Dr, 39k, BIk $11,999
* 04 Honda Civic, EX, 76k, $10,999
* 04 Honda Accord, LX, 58k, $11,999
* 352-275-9090 4-23-57-12
S Sunrise Auto Sales
0 04 Honda Element, EX, $11,999
* 03 Honda Civic LX, 56k, $9999
* 02 Honda Odyssey, $9999
* 352-375-9090 4-23-57-12
* Sunrise Ato Sales
* 02 Honda Accord, EX, $8999
* 02 Honda Accord, SE, $9999
* 01 Honda Accord, SE, $7999
* 00 Honda Accord, SE, $7999 4-23-57-12
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:
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THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY
NEEDS VOLUNTEER DRIERS
Transport patients tolfrom treatments
Must have valid driver's license,
safe driving record & attend training session.
Call 352-376-6866 ext 114 for more info.
LOCAL ARTIST NEEDS:
* Gold * Diamonds * Gems * Class Rings
* ETC * Top Cash $$$ or Trade *
OZZIE'S FINE JEWELRY 373-9243. 4-23-
BE AN INSPIRATION!
Take a blind lady to Mass on Sundays and for
walks and shopping as needed. We'll have
lots of fun! And you will make a new friend!
Contact 219-6948. 2-29-08-72-13
UF GRAD PAYS MORE
for gold jewelry, scrap gold, Rolex, diamonds,
guitars, etc. Top $$$. Get my offer before you
sell! Call Jim 376-8090 or 222-8090 4-23-
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-
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
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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-
Paid survey takers needed in Gainesville.
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DELIVERY DRIVERS up to $12/hr.
KITCHEN HELP $7.00-$7.25/hr.
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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2008
Offense keeps UF in tourney hunt
By DANNY KLEIN ,C'I '1 U l 1"
Alligator Staff Writer
.~Jthard to lose when you can't miss.
The Gators (20-7, 7-5 Southeastern
Conference) hit 58.2 percent of their shots, in-
cluding 11 of 23 from beyond the arc, in a tense
85-82 win against lowly South Carolina (12-13,
4-7 SEC) Wednesday night at home.
UF found its shooting touch at just the right
time. After losing four of their last five games,
the Gators needed this one if they planned to
keep their tournament hopes alive.
"Thankfully we don't have to worry
about this one anymore."
UF sophomore forward
In the locker room following the win, the
players seemed to breathe a collective sigh of
Junior Walter Hodge, who scored 14 points
on 5-of-12 shooting, said if the Gators didn't win
this game, their NCAA Tournament chances
were likely gone.
Forward Dan Werner agreed and said he was
just happy to relax.
"Thankfully we don't have to worry about
this one anymore," Werner said.
In the final minutes, the contest - and the
season - swayed in the balance.
After trailing by as many as 15 in the second
half, South Carolina staged a furious comeback.
After Evaldas Baniulis, who connected on six
3-pointers in the game, hit two 3s within 11
seconds, the Gamecocks trailed by just 2 with 18
Guard Nick Calathes was immediately
fouled, and with 16.3 seconds remaining had a
chance to ice the game but missed one of two
from the charity stripe. Devan Downey quickly
scored on the other end to bring the score to
SEE HOOPS, PAGE 22
Casey Brooke Lawson / Alligator
UF forward Jonathan Mitchell tries to score during the Gators' 85-82 win
against the Gamecocks in the O'Connell Center on Wednesday.
Nelson breaks record in Gators' win
* NO. 7 UF TOPPED HOFSTRA TO
By KYLE MAISTRI
In the English language, a word or
number that reads the same forward
and backward is a palindrome.
In softball, there's one letter that
reads the same forward and backward
in the box score - K.
Swinging or looking, Stacey Nelson
mixed the variety of her strikeouts with
the same effectiveness as her pitches.
For every Hofstra player rung up
on a swing and miss, there was another
punched out with the bat frozen on their
"Strikeouts feel the same as the other
outs," Nelson said when asked about ty-
ing her career high for
strikeouts in a single
Nelson, the reign-
Softball ing Southeastern
Conference Pitcher of
the Week, continued
the most dominant stretch in UF history
from inside the circle when she recorded
her third consecutive shut out and the
Gators (14-0) won 5-0 against the Pride
The right-handed hurler extended
her school-record scoreless innings
streak to 39 2/3 innings, shattering her
record of 29.
"It's a tremendous amount of confi-
dence to sit in the dugout or sit on the
bucket and know that she's going to
give us her best," said UF coach Tim
Walton. "Most of the time, not all the
time, her best is good enough to beat
In this case, Hofstra (3-2) fell in the
category of anybody.
SEE SOFTBALL, PAGE 22
work left to do
for NCAA bid
W alter Hodge looked me
straight in the eyes, and he
shook his head.
"Probably not," he said.
That was Hodge's reaction when
I asked him if the Gators would
make the tournament if they had lost
In other words, no guts, no NCAA
Tournament. To put it nicely, UF's
men's basketball team still isn't playing
But at least this team full of freshmen
isn't going qui-
etly into the
good (a tourney
Brian Steele been slashed
Steele-ing Bases with a loss),"
had to do something spectacular after
this (to make it)."
The Gators don't have an abundance
of "great wins" on their NCAA resume,
but there's also that column called "bad
losses." This.would've been a bad loss
- a very bad one. The Gators have only
lost one game that they've absolutely
shouldn't have - against LSU at home
It doesn't look good to have many
of those when you're sitting on the
bubble. Even if the Gators only win
two of their four remaining regular-
season games (at Georgia, Mississippi
State, Tennessee and at Kentucky) they
should still squeak into the tourney.
This was a gut check night for UF,
and it pulled through - barely. I abso-
lutely don't buy this team making it far
in the tourney, but give credit to Nick
Calathes and Jai Lucas for nailing free
throws with a shot at March Madness
on the line.
If the Gators lost this game, not only
would they have lost a tourney berth,
this one would've haunted them for the
rest of their college careers. Blowing a
double-digit lead with your postseason
hanging in the balance doesn't breed
Now UF has a week to relax before
SEE BRIAN, PAGE 22
Tampa Bay vs. NY Islanders
SUN, 7 p.m.
Miami vs. Houston
ESPN, 8 p.m.
LA Lakers 130
(5) Duke 95
N The SEC announced its first-ever soft-
ball preseason coaches' all-conference
team Wednesday. The Gators had two
players (Stacey Nelson and Kim Waleszo-
nia) named to the first team and one
(Mary Ratliff) to the second.
EThe UF baseball team opens play
Friday against Siena. Check tomorrow's
Alligator for complete coverage, includ-
ing features on first-year coach Kevin
O'Sullivan and senior first-baseman
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2008 E ALLIGATOR, 21
Gators stay unblemished against Seminoles in rout
By CHRISTOPHER YAZBEC
The UF women's tennis team
continued its dominance of in-state
rival Florida State on Wednesday..
It wasn't as easy as the score
The No. 5 Gators posted a 6-1
victory to push their all-time re-
cord against the No. 20 Seminoles
"Probably about an hour and
change into the singles match,
it was dicey," UF coach Roland
Thomqvist said. "It was tight on
almost every court. And so I really
liked how we responded at that
UF (5-1) jumped out to an early
lead in doubles after being pushed
by FSU for a while.
The Gators were eventually able
to put away the Seminoles late in
each set, winning all three courts
by scores of 8-5, 8-4 and 8-5.
In singles, UF jumped out to
early leads on several courts before
FSU tightened things up.
"It "was good to see how we
could turn it on in another gear
when the match got close there in
singles," Thomqvist said. "That, to
me, speaks volumes."
Senior Whitney Benik was first
off the courts for UF, knocking off
her opponent 6-2, 6-4 to give her
team a 2-0 advantage.
FSU took its first match in a
straight-sets win, and with two
UF players already down a set, the
match was still up for grabs.
Freshman. Julia Cohen contin-
ued her solid play with a 6-3, 6-3
win against the No. 46 player in
Cohen has yet to lose a match in
her young collegiate career.
"I got down in the second set,
but I was able to win that," Cohen
said. "I was just really happy when
I won the last point,
just to get it over
After watching her struggle in
her first set, Thomqvist had a word
with her during the changeover in
the middle of the second set to try
and motivate her.
"I said, 'Look, we need you. We
need this court.' And from then on,
she turned it on," Thomqvist said.
Sophomore Csilla Borsanyi
completed the dual-match play
with a hard fought 5-7, 6-4, 1-0 (10-
6) win for UF.
The Gators have now won
two matches in a row against top-
ranked teams and will continue
to be tested on Sunday at No. 27
"Playing these quality matches
is really good for our develop-
ment," Thomqvist said.
he continues to be
"Julia's just tough," he said.
"She just finds a way. What I like
about her is she's very smart, and
she'll find a way to get under your
skin or do something that you
don't like. And the mental tough-
ness is what wins championships."
Sophomore Marrit Boonstra
was finally able to clinch the match
for the Gators in a comeback from
0-40 in her final game. She won 6-
UF picked up its final two wins
in third sets after the match was
Sophomore Anastasia Revzina
was able to turn things around
from a lowly first set to win 2-6,
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UF freshman Julia Cohen (right), shown here during the Gators' 7-0 win against UCF on Jan. 24, remained
undefeated after her straight-set victory Wednesday against No. 46 Katie Rybakova of FSU.
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CGuard Jai Lucas then made two from the
line and with 7.5 seconds left, the stage was
set for South Carolina.
The Gators elected to foul Downey,
preventing a potential game-tying shot.
Downey missed the front end of the one-
and-one, and the game was over.
"With the way they were shooting the
ball"UF coach Billy Donovan said. "I didn't
want" to take any chances."
The choice to foul was likely a response
to UF's poor defensive night.
The Gators allowed South Carolina to
shoot 50 percent and hit 12 of its 23 shots
from beyond the arc.
The defensive struggle was a letdown
for Donovan, who felt his team might have
turned a comer after giving up just 61 points
to Vanderbilt's high-oc-
tion boiled over during
the first half, when the
Gators failed to get back
on defense after a thun-
derous dunk by Marreese
Speights. South Carolina's
Speights Dwayne Day hit a 3-point-
er and Donovan appeared ready to explode
on the bench.
"It was just immature," Donovan said.
"Marreese Speights dunks, whether it was
a great dunk or an average dunk, it cer-
tainly wasn't anything like what I saw in the
dunk contest with Dwight Howard. Those
guys are sitting there celebrating and it just
boggles my mind."
Werner, who had hit just nine of his last
49 3-pointers, was 5 of 7 from the field, in-
cluding 3 of 5 from beyond the arc.
The sophomore, who made his bald
home debut, finished with 15 points and
"It's not about how your hair looks,"
Werner said. "It's how you shoot the ball."
Calathes led the way with 17 points and
Freshman Adam Allen played well com-
ing off the bench, tallying 9 points in as
UF now has a week off to work out
the kinks before heading to Georgia next
South Carolina 82
Player Min. Pts. Reb. Ast.
Downey, D. 38 18 1 7
Archie, D. 34 12 5 0
Baniuis, E. 32 18 6 1
Day, D. 31 . 9 6 2
Fredrlck, Z. 27 9 1 3
Holmes, M. 29 16 11 0
R-Ross, B. 8 0 0 2
Player Min. Pts. Reb. Ast.
Lucas, J. 37 11 2 2
Calathes, N. 32 17 4 7
Werner, D. 30 15 3 3
Hodge, W. 29 14 2 3
Speights, M. 26 10 10 1
Mitchell, J. 16 2 2 0
Parsons, C. 14 3 1 0
Allen, A. 9 9 1 2
Tyus,A. 7 4 5 1
Enea's home run provides
all the offense Gators need
SOFT, from page 20
Nelson, who can now add a
preseason All-SEC First Team
selection to her long list of ac-
colades, needed just one run
from UF's offense to improve
her record to a perfect 7-0.
She got five.
The first of those runs came
on the first pitch in the bottom
of the fourth inning. Center
Francesca Enea hit a towering
home run that seemed to clear
the wall before Kanye West's
"Flashing Lights" - the song
that plays over the loudspeak-
er before each of her at-bats
- could finish.
,Th Gators went on to score
two more runs off Hofstra er-
rors before leadoff hitter Kim
Waleszonia showed some
power, hitting an RBI double
into the left-field gap that
scored Corrie Brooks from
In the fifth inning, UF
would extend the lead by
manufacturing a run with its
Freshman Ali Paculba led
off the inning with a walk
and later stole second and ad-
vanced to third on a throwing
error by the Pride catcher.
After Enea drew a walk,
Walton put on a double steal
in which Enea stopped run-
ning before second base, sacri-
ficing herself in order to allow
"Her teammates really
enjoy playing behind
UF softball coach
Paculba to score from third.
Two innings later, it was
all high-fives and handshakes
as the No. 7 Gators improved
their best start in school his-
tory to 14-0.
Walton made a point to
comment on what he felt was
the most important part of
Nelson's pitching prowess.
"She really shows me a lot
of stuff from her teammates,"
he said. "Her teammates really
enjoy playing behind her."
Harrison Diamond / Alligator Staff
UF pitcher Stacey Nelson was named to the preseason All-
SEC First Team on Wednesday.
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going to Georgia for another game
where they have to avoid the "bad loss"
column against the Bulldogs. Nobody
said being a bubble team is easy.
Hey, but if the Gators can actually
learn to play consistent defense - you
know, what happens on the side of
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(if you have heard of this, do UF a
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continue to shoot the lights out they
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in Lexington with some old-fashioned,
I'll put it like this:
Keep it close against Tennessee and
Beat Kentucky at Rupp.
Have a decent run in the
Southeastern Conference Tournament.
And, after that, sayonara season!
Because this team simply isn't play-
ing like a team that will be successful
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