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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2008
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Departments avoid more cuts

* $11.5 MILLION CUT WILL COME
FROM UF'S RESERVE FUNDS.

* * By DEBORAH SWERDLOW
SAlligator Writer
dswerdlow@alligator.org

UF's budget situation got brighter
Thursday, at least for the near future.
UF President Bernie Machen announced
at a Faculty Senate meeting that UF's sec-
T .- ond round of budget cuts would be almost
$5 million less than expected, and no aca-
demic departments would have to reduce
their budgets.
The cut, now $11.5 million instead of
the previously announced $16 million, will
come from UF's
SUF reserves, a pool
TAdministration of one-time funds
separate from the
university's budget.
Bottom line: Students and faculty won't
feel a thing, at least for now. Machen said all
indications from the state Legislature and
economic projections point to more cuts
next year, maybe as high as $40 million to
$50 million.
The Legislature will determine next
year's budget during-its session in March.
Earlier this year, UF cut $34 million
. from its budget. In January, the university
.. learnedd it needed to trim $16 million more
.. by July based on an estimate of what the
Legislature would do in March.
., In a Thursday conference call, the Board
of Governors, which oversees Florida's
11 public universities, announced that the
Legislature's spring budget cut proposal is
Harrison Diamond Alligator StaO half as much as the board expected.
UF President Bernie Machen listens to a question during his report to the Each university will have a smaller bur-
Faculty Senate in the Reitz Union Auditorium on Thursday. SEE BUDGET, PAGE 16

UF ACADEMICS

Transfer students may bear brunt of cuts


By LIA GANOSELLIS
Alligator Writer
eganosellis@alligator.org

To comply with requests from the
Board of Governors to stifle enrollment
for the fall, UF may be left with only
one option: cutting transfer students.
And that news did not sit well across
town at SFCC.
In an e-mail sent out to UF admin-


istrators. Thursday,
Provost Janie Fouke
wrote that in order
to respond to the re-
quest from the board,
the State University
System's highest
governing body, UF
Fouke would likely accept
fewer transfer students this year.
All freshmen and several graduate


student admissions decisions have
already been announced, Fouke wrote.
And while UF awaits guidance from
the board, the Florida Legislature and
UF's Board of Trustees, the release of
transfer-admissions decisions will be
delayed until at least April 15.
Lawrence Keen, SFCC's assistant to
college President Jackson Sasser, made
a flustered call to Sasser when asked
SEE TRANSFERS, PAGE 16


Senators


make stop


at Shands

By LIA GANOSELLIS
Alligator Writer
eganosellis@alligator.org

Florida's two U.S. senators pledged to
look for ways to reduce financial burdens
on health care providers in an appearance at
Shands at UF on Thursday.
Sen. Mel Martinez, a Republican from
Orlando, and Sen. Bill Nelson, a Democrat
from Orlando, stressed the bleak effect of
Medicare budget cuts on Florida health care.
Martinez said one of the system's biggest
problems is Medicare fraud. He said people
seem to ask for resources and money they
don't need.
"Florida is particularly a victim of this
situation," he said.
For example, Martinez said only about
8 percent of people with AIDS nationwide
live in South Florida, yet 72 percent of all
Medicare claims for HIV infusions come
from that area.
"Florida is particularly a victim of
this situation."
Mel Martinez
U.S. senator

In another case, a woman from Florida
requested thousands of dollars for prosthetic
limbs, but she wasn't an amputee, Martinez
said.
He said he proposed a bill to double the
Medicare fraud penalty from five years in
prison to 10 years, which made it through
the U.S. Senate last week.
Nelson said physicians' financial woes
also result from Medicare reimbursement
cuts.
The 2007 bill extended Medicare and
Medicaid by offering physicians a 0.5 per-
cent reimbursement increase as opposed to
a 10 percent reduction, but that increase will
only last through June, Nelson said.
"There has to be some reordering," he
said. "The way not to do it is the way we do
SEE SHANDS, PAGE 16


* Shortstop Cole
Figueroa is part of
a UF infield that has
to make up for
former first base-
man Matt LaPorta's
exit. Tonight the
Gators kick off their
season with a game
against Siena.
See story, Page 18.


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Decal hikes


may lessen
Scooter decal prices, which were proposed
last month to increase from $36 a year to $121,
may now only rise to $64.
The proposal, suggested by UF's
Transportation and Parking Services, was
amended after students voiced concerns, said
Ron Fuller, the department's assistant director.
The prices must be approved at the March
meeting of the Board of Trustees, UF's high-
est governing body. Prices for all other decals
could also rise by about 10 percent if the pro-
posal is accepted.
iU F Fuller said the de-
Administration cal increases would
fund campus parking
maintenance, which costs almost $1 million a
year, and a $23 million new garage next to the
transportation department on Gale Lemerand
Drive, scheduled to open in June 2009. The de-
partment relies solely on decal sales and park-
ing ticket fees for its revenue, he said.
Over the years, scooters costs have exceed-
ed decal revenue.
Because the popularity of scooters and
motorcycles has grown, UF has had to provide
better, larger parking locations for them on
campus - renovations the .department can't
afford without decal hikes, Fuller said. In addi-
tion, he said the higher prices might decrease
the amount of scooters ridden on campus,
which currently poses a safety threat.
"You put hundreds of scooters flying by
Turlington at class time, and it's a big deal,"
he said.
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With UF Student Government elections
S \ just four days away, the three candidates from
each party said Thursday night that they are
.,. poised to tackle tough issues, including cam-
pus transportation and online voting.
SCandidates from the Gator Party and the
Orange and Blue Party spoke with about 50
students at a meet and greet hosted by the
Hispanic Student Association.
Frank Bracco, vice presidential candidate
for the Orange and Blue Party, said Regional
Transit System routes need to be improved.
Yooni Yi, vice presidential candidate for
Sthe Gator Party, said SG is already working
on a Global Positioning System, or GPS, for
buses so students know when to expect buses
to reach certain stops.
Students also asked candidates if they
agreed with the UF Supreme Court's Feb.
12 ruling of an online voting amendment as
unconstitutional.
Tommy Jardon, Student Body presiden-
tial candidate and president of Students for
Online Voting, said denying an amendment
suggests that the Student Body constitution
can't be improved.
Kevin Reilly, presidential candidate for the
Gator Party, disagreed. Reilly said when SG
starts "second guessing" the court, it under-
mines the court's authority, which could be
Nicole Safker/ Alligator Staff detrimental to SG's power in Florida.
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ENVIRONMENTAL i e ... e-

Experts say increased recycling efforts not only solution


By KATIE GALLAGHER
Alligator Writer
kgallagher@alligator.org

While both UF and the city
continue to push recycling services,
several experts say those types of
programs might not be enough to
make the necessary environmental
impact.
"Recycling is not bad in itself,
but it is a distraction from the
consumption of products and
containers," said Allan L. Griff, a
California-based engineering con-
sultant, in a phone interview.
"If you use nothing, that's the
smallest carbon footprint of all,"
Griff said.
Still, both the university and the
city are continuing to expand recy-
cling programs.
On Feb. 1, Gainesville broad-
ened its program to collect office
paper and junk mail.
Last December, the city offered


tips on how to recycle Christmas
trees.
And this Wednesday and
Thursday, Alachua County will
offer businesses free recycling
of electronics waste as the coun-
ty's Environmental Protection
Department and Office of Waste
Alternatives kick off a new "e-
scrap" program.
Dale Morris, solid waste co-
ordinator of UF's Physical Plant
Department, said the university
has recently instituted recycling
programs at Gator Dining and is
working to get more indoor recy-
cling bins.
The university is also competing
in Recyclemania, a 10-week recy-
cling contest among colleges. In
pounds recycled per person, UF is
currently 82nd out of 400 schools.
Dedee DeLongpre, UF's direc-
tor of sustainability, said recycling
is still better than throwing things
away.


"If it goes in a landfill, it's not
going anywhere," DeLongpre said.
But recycling can't be the only
answer, she said.
People should also look for
ways to reduce consumption, such
as buying durable products that
can be reused or boycotting those
with excessive packaging, she said.
"If something comes with a
whole lot of packaging, I write a let-
ter to the company and say, 'Why
does it have to have 92 pieces of


plastic for this one little thing?'"
she said.
Morris said the university itself
is working on using fewer materi-
als.
For example, he said, purchas-
ers are working with textbook
companies to use textbook editions
for a longer time, reducing wasted
paper.
"We still want to recycle what's
out there, but we definitely believe
in reuse," he said.


Griff said he didn't think people
will ever move past recycling and
reduce theirconsumption.
"You're dealing really with reli-
gious behavior," he said.
Btut DeLongpr6 said she believes
people who recycle are willing to
do more.
"People understand recycling,"
she said.
"Oftentimes for us, it's a point
of entry for a conversation about
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Editorial
We hate to say it, but it's sometimes just easier to
blame it all on the moon. Here at Darts & Laurels
headquarters, we're seriously thinking that the lu-
nar eclipse this Wednesday may be the only way to explain
some of the crazy things happening here in Gainesville and
halfway across the world. So if you're ready to leave this
week behind,and you've braved the rain once again to make
it to campus, we reward you with another week's edition
of...



Darts &+eees-
We have to start by offering up the mandatory protecting-
the-unborn-doesn't-require-exploiting-dead-fetuses DART to
UF's Pro-Life Alliance for inviting the Center for Bio-Ethical
Reform to our campus. If you were lucky enough to have missed
it, the prominent mural on the Plaza of the Americas displayed
images of aborted fetuses next to those from the Holocaust and
Rwandan genocide as part of its bogus "Genocide Awareness
Project."
Rather than engage anyone in any productive debate about
abortion, the project disgusted a majority of the passersby
with its graphic photos and missed a real chance to promote
its cause. If the Pro-Life Alliance really wanted to reach out to
UF students, it could start by not using lurid, insulting photos
to do it.
On to more conservative offenses, we bestow a shouldn't-
you-be-arguing-about-failing-test-scores-instead DART to the
State Board of Education for shying away from controversy
this week. Qualifying the landmark decision to teach evolu-
tion - yes, even in 2008 - with the words "scientific theory"
rather than a fact makes us question whether the separation of
church and state is even applicable in the sunshine state. And as
usual, students across the state are the ones who stand to lose
the most.
Educational standards were dealt yet another blow this
week by our usually suave Gov. Charlie Crist. Our orange-
glow governor earned himself a do-you-have-your-head-in-
the-sand-when-you-get-that-tan DART when he said state uni-
versities should live within their means and be satisfied with his
spending proposals, which include no tuition increase.
At the conference with university presidents, he told the St.
Petersburg Times that if "they're unhappy, maybe they ought
to turn the reins over to somebody else." Way to be diplomatic,
Charlie.
Another group that could use a lesson or two in diplomacy
is the irate Serbian protesters. When many nations recognized
Kosovo as an independent country, the angry Serbians decided
to set various embassies ablaze, including the American em-
bassy in Belgrade. They earned themselves the maybe-you-
shouldn't-oppose-what-you-call-instability-by-starting-riots
DART. Throwing rocks and breaking windows makes you look
like petulant children, not a political force to be reckoned with.
Just a thought, guys, just a thought.
Finally, we can't help but pick on one of our inspirations
with a this-is-why-Americans-blame-the-media-for-everything
DART going out to The New York Times. We question the pa-
per's decision Thursday to print what can only be described as
lazy and irresponsible journalism with a story that could have
wrongfully hurt the reputation of Sen. John McCain. The story
detailed a possible affair with a lobbyist - who bears a creepy
resemblance to Mrs. McCain if we do say so ourselves - from
eight years ago.
Thqt's right, eight years ago. Not only did the article have no
news value and relied heavily on anonymous sources, it gave
the Republican Party and its conservative base another reason
to dismiss the paper. Can't the Gray Lady come up with some-
thing that hasn't been recycled from two elections ago?


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Workouts must come with lifestyle change


human.
For the record, yes, I have a fem-
crush on her. I'd love to hang out
poolside with her. She's flawless.
Her body is absolutely Cancun
ready.
Carly Hallam This brings me to my next con-
letters@alligator.org cern. The pre-vacation Gator Nation
is made up of. the very same guys
and gals who are at the Swamp
Restaurant every night drinking pitcher after pitcher of
Budweiser. If you want to get in shape, you may have to
change more than the resistance on the StairMaster.
We have to be cautious of what goes into our bodies as
well. I am aware that many college students' daily diet con-
sists of caramel lattes, bowls of ramen noodles and a six-pack
of Bud Light. And I also know that socializing at the bar is a
top priority in many peoples' lives - which is fine.
. But for the record, a large amount of what you are con-
suming late at night completely reverses any positive effects
your workout may have had on your figure.
So if you want to devote yourself to a diet and exercise
routine, that's great. But it needs to be an almost comprehen-
sive lifestyle change. And remember that while many times
results cannot be seen in 14 days, they can be felt almost
immediately. And this should be more inspiration than an
upcoming Mexican cruise anyway.
So dig those Nike sneakers out of the back of your dusty
closet and join a few thousand of your closest friends at the
Rec Center for that Cancun Kickbox class tonight.
But only exercise if you are doing it to feel healthier and
happier, and not to drop 10 pounds before March 8. Because
folks, it's about as likely as Jessica Alba flopping down on the
pool lounge chair next to me for a chat.
Carly Hallam is an advertising senior. Her column appears
on Friday.


Have discouraging news.
Working out an hour a day for the next two weeks will
not drastically change your body before Spring Break. For
some reason or another, the concept of adopting pre-break
workout regiments has become a popular notion on our
campus. A lot of people have this idea that they can head to
the gym today, for the first time in a few months, and their
beer bellies will just evaporate into the dense Florida air.
At this time of the year, the gyms usually begin to crowd
with ambitious students who are all of a sudden determined
to whip their bodies into shape.
In fact, our collegiate gyms have even implemented a new
set of group exercise classes to be enjoyed for the next two
weeks. There's Tropical Total Body, Beach Bootcamp, Cancun
Kickbox and a few other newly scheduled opportunities to
"shape up" before the big bikini fest.
This, of course, only adds to the chaos of campus work-
outs. You can't get into cycling classes without lining up 45
minutes in advance. And you can't use the squat machine
without swapping repetitions with two other people.
I call this overcrowded gym phenomenon March
Madness. Oh, wait, that's already taken. I call it the pre-
vacation Gator Nation. Two weeks prior to Spring Break,
our motto changes slightly: The University of Florida is in
Gainesville. The Gator Nation is on the elliptical.
If your newfound love of the treadmill stems from how
great you feel after your workout, then tread on, my friend.
But don't kill yourself at Southwest Recreation Center every
evening expecting your body to transform like a before-and-
after ad for Hydroxycut. And definitely do' not stop eating.
This seems to be a late February trend as well.
Sure, we all want to look like pre-baby bump Jessica Alba
when we slip into our suits. But in reality, it's unfortunately
not going to happen, at least not before March 8. I'm certain
Jessica didn't wait until 14 days before the filming of "Into
The Blue" to work on those toned arms and rock-hard abs.
And she most certainly consumes food like any other healthy


The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator.


Thursday's question: Did you
watch Wednesday's lunar
eclipse?


Reader response
Today's question: Are you
working out to get in shape for
Spring Break?


Vote or post a message at www.alligator.org


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Letters to the Editor
Pageant winners chosen by appearances international law, but the U.S. is also helping
I was saddened to read Matt Meltzer's establish a dangerous Islamic state in the heart
response to the Alligator's take on the Miss of Europe as we fight the war on terror.
UF pageant in yesterday's paper. How does The Kosovo Liberation Army that fought
"well-rounded" mean hot? Look, it's great the regime of Slobodan Milosevic was hailed
that these girls are judged on more than as a heroic force by the American media, but
just beauty - but that's the whole point. It nothing could be further from the truth. A
doesn't matter if you've solved the energy recent Washington Times article stated the
crisis or can give a lecture on string theory. "KLA was among the first international ter-
If you aren't pretty, no one cares. You don't rorist groups linked to al-Qaida in the late
qualify, you aren't a good role model and 1990s. Western intelligence agencies observed
you don't get any money, its members training at al-Qaida terror camps
These pageants are like freak shows. a decade ago and more."
Wow, you mean this girl is pretty and smart? Just as America supported the mujahe-
She's such an anomaly! Mark this as the rant deen in Afghanistan during the 80s and paid
of some ugly chick who probably can't get dearly for it, I fear the same may happen with
a boyfriend if you'd like, but I'm certain Kosovo. Former members of the KLA are now
there are lots of smart girls at this school in the highest positions in the new govern-
who deserve scholarships and the title of ment of Kosovo. Kosovo is extremely poor,
role model, even if they aren't your idea of with 50 percent unemployment and an illegal
attractive, sex and drug trade. This hotbed of discontent
Lori Finkel lends itself to terrorism. Kosovo is pro-West
4JM now, but as riots in 2004 showed, Albanians
were quick to turn on the NATO troops there
* * * to protect them.
Serbians and Americans are on the same
side in the war on terror. An independent
U.S. should not have recognized Kosovo Kosovo will allow former KLA members
I am Serbian-American, but I speak as an now in government to oppress the Christian
American, not as a Serb, when I say America Serbian minority.
and other Western nations have made a Christopher Jurich
grave mistake supporting the independence 4BAr
of Kosovo. Not only is Kosovo illegal under


Abortion is not the same as genocide
The pro-life display this week on campus
was the most insensitive thing I have ever
witnessed. As a grandchild of Holocaust sur-
vivors, I am deeply offended by the Center for
Bio-Ethical Reform and Pro-Life Alliance's at-
tempt to compare the Holocaust with abortion.
Upon seeing the gruesome display, I ap-
proached one of the group's representatives to
ask her why they made this comparison. The
representative told me the definition of "geno-
cide" and asked me to determine if abortion
met the criteria of the definition. I responded
by saying that Hitler and the Nazis system-
atically tried to eliminate the Jews and other
groups through a master plan. The Nazis built
death camps capable of killing millions of peo-
ple for the simple reason that they were Jewish,
Catholic, handicapped, black, gypsy or political
opponents. The representative then said abor-
tion clinics are just like Nazi death camps but
never had the ability to explain why.
Pro-choice advocates are not shipping preg-
nant mothers in cattle cars to abortion clinics
and eliminating their unborn babies. One can't
compare the Holocaust to abortion - this pari-
ty would be calling the Supreme Court the Nazi
Party. I had the opportunity to travel to Poland
in 2004 to view the death camps at Auschwitz
and Treblinka. The trip has forever changed
the way I look at the world. Maybe these
pro-life sensationalists should go to Poland or


Rwanda before making inaccurate associations.
Jonathan Mann
7AC

Display allowed students to see truth
In Thursday's editorial, the author wrote
that the anti-abortion display set up by the
Center for Bio-Ethical Reform "was, at best, in-
sensitive and tasteless." Is it the display or the
result depicted that is insensitive? How does
this author have the audacity to call this group
insensitive? They are giving a voice to those
who can't speak.
The editorial also states the display "turns
off anyone who would be willing to ask a
question..." I find it interesting that this author
assumes to be speaking for everyone. When
I was looking at the pictures, I heard college
students actually say things like, "That's really
what abortion looks like?" Maybe if ignorant
pro-choice people learned what abortion re-
ally looks like, then America would outlaw this
form of murder. If you don't want to see the
insensitive results in these pictures, don't look.
And as you walk away, ask yourself, "Why do I
not want to see the truth of abortion?"
Maybe because to see the truth is to recog-
nize one's conscience, and in today's world,
a conscience is a barrier to our own selfish,
materialistic endeavors.
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Size Does Matter!
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3bdrm/3b nicely furnished townhouse,
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*QUIET, CLEAN, LOTS of GREEN SPACE.
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sewer, garbage and pest control. Sorry no
pets allowed. Call 335-7066 Mon-Fri. 4-
23-08-72-2

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4-23-72-2

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Windmeadows Apartments
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4-23-71-2


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SORORITY ROW APTS
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balconies & swings. Walk to UF classes & so-
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4-23-68-2

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4-23-58-2

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CLOSEST TO CLASS
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111 NW 16th St. #1, Call 376-1111
4-23-59-2

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


For Rent
unfurnished

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


PET'S PARADISE
$375 - $650 No app or pet fee. 1 & 2BR,
most units have privacy fence & fireplace.
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2-29-08-30-2

Cute cottage 2 bedroom 1 bath, with study,
nice yard 310 N.W. 20th Avenue $795/mo
call Barbara 317-4392, Green Tree Realty,
Inc. 3-24-08-40-2







3 BLOCKS to UF
1, 2, & 3 Bdrms
The Nicest Luxury Apts in Gville
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4-23-58-2


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Walk/bike to class. Summit House Condos,
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features: micro, DW & island counter. Dep
$200/person, Rent $900/mo 352-843-0862.
2-25-21-2

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Haile Plantation Villa 2/2 garage
$1,100 per mo. avail. Feb. 2008
9779 SW 52 Rd. Call 305-542-4650 3-18-
08-30-2
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TODAY Only $699-
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Move in TODAY!! 376-0828 4-23-60-2

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Walk to UF. May: 3bd 2bth house
2bd 2.5 bth twn house $1000. 2t
$700. 1bd 1bth $550. Studio $400.(
2bd 2.5 bth twn house $1000. 2 bi
$700. 1bd 1bth $550. 1 yr, SD, NS, IN
gvll32601@gmail.com or 352-870-72
28-08-40-2


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

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

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

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


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

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

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


MALIBU COVE APTS.
1114 SW 7th Avenue
Spacious Loft Style
Behind Norman Hall
Union Properties 352-373-7578
www.rentgainesville.com 4-23-55-2
Move In TODAY...
Start LIVING Tomorrow!
Huge 2BR w/Patio
Located behind Butler Plaza
373-1111 * spanishtrace.org
4-23-54-2

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

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

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

1BR & 2BR/1BA APTS
with W/D, cent H/AC, DW, ceramic tile,
private patio, pets arranged. Off SW 34th
St near bus rte. From $689/mo 377-1633
www.lenoxcorner.com 2-29-16-2


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

COTTAGE GROVE
2, 3, 4 br. Upscale condos for rent
Sign a lease by Feb 29th
& receive a $500 signing bonus.
Visit our website:
www.cottagegroveatgainesville.com
352-373-7959
4-23-47-2
Raise Your Standards
Why settle for less than you deserve?
FREE Utilities, FREE Cable, FREE Internet
Luxury 2s & 4s starting at just $499
RM Match & 1 Mi from UF - 271-3131
4-23-47-2
Creek Forest, NW 1br minutes from shop-
ping, downtown $ UF, central air/heat, back
deck, w/d hookup, includes some utilities,
$500/mo. www.edbaurmanagement.com
1731 NW 6th St. - 375-7104 x 113
4-23-47-2
Whispering Pines, brand new units
convenient to hospitals and vet school,
2br/2ba, fully equipped kitchen, icemaker,
washer and dryer, monitored alarm system,
$1000/mo, now renting for summer/fall
semesters, ask about our specials!
www.edbaurmanagement.com
1731 NW6th St. 375-7104 x113
4-23-47-2
Amazing 2-2 condo in The Links @ Haile
Plantation. Freshly painted, New Fixtures,
PC Room, Storage Space & Screened porch
w/stunning view, W/D incl. 870-8210 2-25-
08-10-2
Luxury Living - Just off Sorority Rowl
New this year - COTTAGES AT NORMAN.
Act Now - Only 2 cottages left. 2BR/2BA
or 3BR/2BA. Less than 100 feet from
Norman Hall. Ask about rent special.
www.b'bllaproperties.net or 352-335-5424.
3-7-08-18-2
Escape complex living at Palm Villas Apt.
Luxury Apartments targeting grad students
and young professionals. Very quiet, yet con-
venient to shopping. On RTS Bus Route #12.
See web page for photos and floor plans.
www.bellaproperties.net or 352-335-5424
3-7-08-18-2
Spacious*Affordable*Close to Campus
Available'NOW and Fall 2008
4/2 from $420/mo & 2/1 from $509/mo
Fully furnished, Cable w/HBO included
Fitness, Pool, Volleyball, B-ball and more!
Call now, spaces limited 352-377-6700
4-23-46-2

*2BR HOUSE, cent A/C, wood floors,
fenced backyard, close to UF. $750/mo
*1BR Huge close to UF/SFCC, flex lease,
water incl. $400/mo.
Both off NW 6th St. Call 352-318-8822
2-22-8-2
4/2 house avail Fall'08. Spacious house with
fenced in back yard. Pets welcorie. Quite
neighborhood. Mins to campus. Bus route.
$1100 a month. Avail August 6! 5402 NW
25th PL. Call April 352-514-1441 2-28-08-
11-2

******ANTIQUE HOUSE******
Available now. 1 & 2BR/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
REMODELED 2/1
$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 backyard, picnic
table. Call Mr. Kristoff 332-5030 2-22-5-2
AVAILABLE NOW-
2BR/1 BA Downtown $450/mo
3BR/2BA Townhouse w/d, 8 mo old, $1200
Gore-Rabell Real Estate
378-1387
www.gore-rabell.com
4-23-08-47-2


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For Rent
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Room for sublease in 3/3 apt @ Spyglass
Apts by oaks mail. $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

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
2-22-08-5-2


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

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

1920'S BUNGELOW
NE 10th St. W/D hk-ups. Hardwood, fans,
large backyard, excellent condition, $900/mo
No Dogs 373-3736 No Section 8. 3-3-10-2


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

1BR 1BA1 BLKTOUF!
Grad II Apts, Carpet,
Central H &Air, Laundry
1236 SW 4th Avenue $525
Includes Utilities. Call
Merrill Management Inc
352-372-1494 2-25-2-2
Spacious and Affordable 4BR/3BA House.
Located near campus on Archer Rd across
from bus route and Best Buy. $900/mo. 352-
281-0099 3-18-15-2


- For Rent
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Save gas & kick the roommate habit!
1BR/1BA now renting for Fall 2008!
Gatornest Apts. * 2 blks to UF
300 NW 18th St - $585/mo.
Gatorside Apts. * 4 blks to UF
1600 NW 4th Ave - $4301mo.
CenterpointApts. * Bike to UF
1220 NW 12th St - $475/mo.
Email Rentals@EFNProperties.com
or Call 352-371-3636
**No Application Fee**
2-22-08-1-2

Condo at Brandywine 2/1 2811 SW Archer
Rd. Updated kitchen and bath ALL NEW
carpet and paint. Available NOW. $650/mo
water/garb.included 813-924-7192 2-28-
08-5-2


For Rent 1
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3BD/3BA PERFECT STUDENT LOCATION!
ImmediateTemporary lease! A mile from
campus,close to 1-75, & a RTS stop! Patio,
big rooms, ceramic tile & furn living area!
$500 per room. Contact Me 813-777-5541
2-28-08-5-2
3BR/1BA - 1 BLOCK TO UF. 1227 SW 4th
Ave. -Aug 1st. $1475/mo. Cent H/AC, wood
floors, parking. Call 352-331-0590 and 352-
514-5060 cell. 3-6-08-10-2


1BR 1BAApt Near Sam's Club
Window A/C, Nat gas ht
Terazzo Floors. $425/Mo
2901 NW 14th Street.
First, Last & Deposit required
Call Merrill Management Inc
352-372-1494 2-25-2-2


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MONTEOCHA BAPTIST
CHURCH
Reformed & Evangelical
Sunday Worship 11 am & 6pm
9420 North County Road 225
monteochabaptist.org; 377-4446
Campus Bible Study Wed. 6:30pm
@ the BCM, 1604 W. Univ. Ave.


Parker Road Baptist Church
3200 SW 122nd Street.
Dr. James Jackson, Interim Pastor
332-4991. 9:45 Sunday School
WWorship @ 11am & 6pm
Wednesday
Worship@ 7pm and Youth WOW s
@ 6:30pm





St. Augustine Catholic
Church
1738 W University Avenue
Sunday Mass: 9am, 11:30am,
I 30p.n (Spanish), 5:30, 7:30pm ,
, -r. t audent dinner - Tuesdays
S,,, i rtholicGators.comi





Victory Church
A contemporary Christian church
serving UF & Gville community.
Sri ces Sun. 10:30am & Wed.
rpi.i. Exciting variety show for
ages 18-29 "Friday Night Live"
@ 7pm. Call for a ride
0#352.371.7800



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Christian Study Center
Cla.sc. . Re.iding Group,, Culture
Seinamir arnJ mor- For details
Ch,-rian.iluJcenter, .-re ,
Pascal's Coffeehouse
Open M-Th 8am-1 1pm F 8am-6pm
112 NW 16th Street
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Episcopal Chapel House
hBtpt.. ."-Ai.ufchapelhouse.com/ 5
Communion Services on Sun. at
46:30pm, Wed. at 5:15pm, and
Fri. at 12pm. Oasis in the city
� garden (with free wireless) open
9am to 9pm, fellowship, and mnor'.'
352.372.8506



J Holy Trinity Episcopal
Church
Sunday Worship Sam, 10:30ani.

10:30am. Wednesday Healing &
Corrmmuuin 12:15pm.




Creekside
. Community Church
S ind.m '�?cr. ce 10:30a.m.
C ...llee Bible Study Wed 7prn .ui
th.: C hristian Study Center
2640 NW 39th Avenue for more
information call (352) 378-1800
www.creeksidecc.org


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Chabad Lubavitch
Jewish Student Center
-Your home away from home.
-Friday Night Live!
-Services & Shabbat Dinner.
-7:30pm Spring semester
-352-336-5877; 2021 NW 5th Ave.
-(5 blocks north of the stadium)
-www.JewishGator.com





University Lutheran Church
&-Campus Ministry
1826 W University Ave.
Student Bible Study - Wed 5:30
Worship 10:25am Sundays


First United Methodist
S Church W
'Tradini.il Sunda. \\,r hip
' 8.25.1m, and 10.55am. All Ag- "^E
Sunday School Gro',p.-- 9:4- in.
Wednesday Dinner ti'2 b'rudnut
and Classes- 5:30 7:30pni
- O NE. I ,i St. -'.,,.tumcin,.org
13 1352 -..523



University United Methodist
Church
. The W\,'.les Found.anon mncting at
thc Prebster ri sC'
1 402 W Liniier,r, A, rntiu
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STradiriinal Blend : 0.sm
. Frce l'real,il,-ti 10:30.,m
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: First Presbyterian Church :'
Missing your home church? C ..me
worship with us at 10:55am and
then be our guest at The College
Cafe for a nutritious-lunch.
College Bible Study Wed. night 9pm.
www. I stpc.org/collegegroup
106 SW 3rd Street 352-378-1527


Faith Presbyterian Church
8:30 AM Worship -- 11:00 AM
Sunday School -- 10:00 AM
- oI lo NW 39th Avenue,
i" , iiesville
Phone: 352-377-5482
* swwv.fpc-gnv.org


Presbyterian & Disciples of
Christ Student Center
Open, affirming and spiritually
diverse. Taize worship Sun. at
7pm. $1 Dinners Weds. at 7pm.
Theology on Tap Tues. Stubbies
Pub Downtown 8pm
1402 University Ave, 376-7539
pdcsc.org


University City
Church of Christ
Gatoi. *,r C hn-I -.inmpu-
ministry - . .ll..-T. group
meets at l. Uri-sit Cir,
church .'n Sund', .,t L
30am .iJd \dneiid.. .. it
7pm- -r-dii" l .pplie.itic.n
from Gcd' ,-ord, plu. -cr'ice
project,. larec group eent,
free meal, and much moi.re...
(direction, anJ , mnd ,n al endar at
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PASSAGE Family Church
PASSAGE Fa.imil Church
2020 NE lihli Sir.,.'(
w w .p 3i.- ,g e n iini n tric-. m'rh . ",
SAM). 10 AM 11 AM tind. ,
7PM \\JIn,.da, Praier & Bible
Study. PA'.iAGE ,ia i r,. gi .e
non-den.'ii, iiii.nal nmni.ir lhaur
is Word-based and vision driven.


Women's Covenant Group
g Pre-.n [h i 3rd Annual Stir Up
the GI;ilt C onf�r.nce: A Woman's
\ Valk ni Wi.dom. 2 Featured
� GuiS t 'iF Akcr. March 7-8 @
7pm. At the Clanion 7417W.
N% bN rry Rd.Gainesville FL.
Rcgitrarioni Fee $40 inc
ludI, Lunch.Fir more info call
w o42. 451 or 3.6.2119





Unitarian Universalist
Fellowship
Imagine a religion where
mspiraton com.'s from not
on, but nman spirituall sources.
SundaJ Iorliip & Sunday school:
I akm 4225 NW 34th St. 3 miles
. nori, .,.t LI In otnnation:
4,A 377-1669 or wwvw.uuf.org


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Trinity Metropolitan
Community Church
Offering truly open and inclusive .
Christian worship.


Sunday Worship, 10:15am.
1164 SW Archer Road
for info, call 352-376-1100
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The Rock of Gainesvi
The Rock is a non-
denominational, Christian
Church, with a vibrant pre
on the campus! Our college
group, Rock UF, meets on
Wednesday nights at 8pm.
For more details and meeting
locations, visit www.rockuf.
Weekend services arce
Sunday at 8:45am and 11a
Call 352-33 I-ROCK or vis
www.therockonline.org


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Ii Subleases Roommates Roommates


APTS for rent close to UF!
www.merrillmanagement.net
Merrill Management Inc.
352-372-1494 x10 2-25-2-2


2BR 1 BA Home off NW 6th St.
Terazzo Floors, Window A/C, Nat
Gas ht. 750 sq. ft. $600/Mo
404 NW 28th Avenue.
Call Merrill Management Inc
352-372-1494 x 10 2-25-2-2


2BR 1 BA Garage Apt, 1 BLK
to UF! Wood Floors, Central H & Air
Includes all Utilities $850/Mo
1014 Sw 2nd Place #B
Call Merrill Management Inc.
352-372-1494 x 10 2-25-2-2



a ll Subleases


DON'T WAIT

TO PLACE

YOUR

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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


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) 2-22-5-3

1 BR apt in Spyglass. Furnished including TV.
Sublease thru July. $1100/mo OBO. Includes
cable & utils. 352-538-3559 3-6-08-10-3

Sublease Homestead Apt 2BR/2BA - March
1 thru July 31. $719/mo. 3 miles from cam-
pus. No last or security. Call 352-494-7857
2-28-5-3


all Roommates


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

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

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

* $280-$310/mo Nice rooms. Walk to UF.
Short term ok. Low move-in. Small pet pos-
sible.
* ALSO 5BR house, bike to UF. $1000. 352-
371-9409 3-28-08-40-4


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

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

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

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

1 bed/bath in a 3/2 house. Mins. from campus.
Only have 1 other roommate! Only $300/month
+ 1/2 utilities. Avail Aug 6th.Prefer Female
Grad Student or older. Call April at 352-514-
1441. 3331 NW 30th PL 2-28-08-17-4

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

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

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


Impeccably placed just off
Archer Road and across the
street from the University
of Florida campus.


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

Roommate needed ASAP
2BR/1BA house at 1012 NE 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 (morn) Ig yd fenced, pets .trees,
wooddeck, hottub, pond. 15 min drive to UF,
near bus, Lakeview Ests 352-682-6297 Ken
3-7-15-4

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

000 4 LARGE BRS AVAIL NOW ***
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, internet 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/unfurn townhouse. 5 mins to campus.
Washer/dryer. No smoking. No pets. 813-
892-3996 3-5-10-4

Roommate needed to share 2bd/lba
furnished condo, behind Oaks Mall.
Nonsmoker. $400+utilities (water, garbage,
pest control included). Call 941-746-0440 or
merl629@msn.com 2-27-08-5-4


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all Roommates

Available immediately 1BR in 3BR house,
1 mile from UF. Fenced yard, small pet ok.
$600/mo incl everything. 321-480-7612 2-
27-08-5-4


l Real Estate

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

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

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

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


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






Walk to UF and Stadium from Luxurious
Jackson Square Condominiums
Built to last a lifetime. Prices starting at
$220s. Call 352-870-9453
4-23- 8-5
2/1 condo, walking/biking distance to UF, VA,
Vet School, Summit House on SW 16th Ave.
$135,999. Call 352-843-0862 See photos
and description at forsalebyowner.com, list-
ing #20885030 3-5-30-5


ALEXANDRA
C,-.;,I T'..O)OD CONDOMINIUM

80% SOLD OUT!
BRAND NEW CONSTRUCTION
CLOSE TO UF AND SHANDS
Starting in the mid $170's
2BR/2.5BA Townhomes
Gated Community on Bus Route
2508 SW 35th Place
OPEN HOUSE Th & F 2-5, Sat 12-5
Contact Birdie Murnane, Venture Realty
of North Florida at 352-222-8888 or visit
WWW.ALEXANDRACONDOS.COM
2-29-26-5
>>>Renovated 2BR/1BA, pool, walk to
>>>>>Shands, VA, Health Sci. & heart of UF,
>>>>1700 SW 16th ct. -800 sq.ft $128K
call 262-0444 FREE computer! 1700 SW
16th ct. 2-22-08-15-5
2BR/2BA Beautiful fully furn Rockwood Villas
condo. Sunrm, bonus rm, wd firs, ceramic tile,
lyr home warranty. See pics: craigslist.org,
select gainesville, real estate for sale, enter
551736017, call 373-6191, 213-5476
2-27-W?-10-5
4BR/4BA LUXURY CONDO-
NR SORORITY ROW-BLT AUG 05
$275K INCLALLAPPL
AVAILABLE SUMMER 2008
ELEVATOR ON PREMISE 2-28-11-5
MILL RUN $123,900 2 BR, 1? 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.
TATEKeller Williams Realty 3-7-08-14-5


Real Estate

$477/Mo! 4BR/2BA HUD Home! (5% down
20 years @ 8% apr) More Homes Available
from $199/Mo! For listings call (800)366-
9783 Ext 5669. 2-22-1-5
Foreclosure! 3BR/2BA $23,300! Only $199/
Mo! 5% down 20 years @ 8% apr. Buy, 4/BR
$477/Mo! For listings (800)366-9783 Ext
5798. 2-22-1-5
HUD HOMES! 7BR $199/mo! 2/BR
Foreclosure! $246/mo! Stop Renting! 5% dw,
20 yrs @ 8% apr For Listings (800)366-9783
Ext 5853. 2-22-1-5
ASHEVILLE, NC LAND BARGAINS Up to
30% below appraisal.
www.seeriverhighlandsnc.com 2-22-1-5
Tennessee- Affordable lake properties on
pristine 34,000 acre Norris Lake. Over
800 miles of shoreline. Call Lakeside
Realty TODAY! (888)291-5253 or visit
www.lakesiderealty-tn.com. 2-22-1-5
NORTH CAROLINA MOUNTAINS-Almost
two acres of beautiful land with breathtak-
ing views near The Smoky Mtns., large
trees and great building site. Only $39,500.
(800)632-2212 http://valleytownrealty.com
valleytownrealty@verizon.net. 2-22-1-5
Tennessee Land Sale! 3 Acres & Log Cabin
only $59,900! Saturday March 8th! New 2128
sf log cabin package on 3 acres of farmland
with spectacular views. 1 mile to Nicklaus
designed golf course. Near TN River &
recreational lake. Or choose 5 acres with
crystal clear mountain stream just $34,900.
Excellent financing. Call & ask about how to
pay NO closing costs (866)999-2290 x 1736.
2-22-1-5


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BED - QUEEN - $110 ORTHOPEDIC
Extra thick, pillow-top, mattress & box. Name
brand, new, still in plastic. Call 352-372-7490
will deliver. 4-23-08-72-6
BED - FULL SIZE - $85 ORTHOPEDIC
Pillow-top mattress & box. New, unused, still
in plastic w/warranty. Can deliver. Call 352-
377-9846 4-23-08-72-6
MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT - $375
Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must
sell. Can deliver. Retail $1600. 352-372-7490
4-23-08-72-6
BED - KING - $170 PILLOWTOP
mattress & box springs. Orthopedic rated.
Name brand, new, never been used, in
plastic with warranty. Call 352-372-8588 Can
deliver. 4-23-08-72-6
CHERRY SLEIGH BED solid with Pillowtop
Mattress & Box. All new still boxed. Cost
$1500, sacrifice $450 352-333-7516

Sofa $175 Brand new in pkg 333-7516
4-23-72-6
BEDROOM SET. 7pc Cherry, Queen/ king
bed, dresser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, chests
avail. Dovetail const. New, in boxes. Can de-
liver. Retail $6500, must sell, sacrifice $1100
(352) 372-7490 4-23-08-71-6
SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather.
Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail
$2650. Sacrifice $750. Call 352-377-9846
4-23-08-72-6
DINING ROOM Beautiful cherry set w/table,
6 Chippendale chairs, hutch & buffet. New,
still in boxes. Retail $5200, sacrifice $1100.
Must sell. Can deliver. 352-372-8588 4-23-
72-6
FUTON Solid oak mission-style frame w/
mattress. New, in box. $140 332-9899

DINETTE SET 5pc $85 Brand new in box.
Never used. 352-377-9846 4-23-72-6
**BEDS - ALL BRAND NEW*
**Full $80 Queen $100 King $170**
Orthopedic pillow-top sets. Brand name
matching sets not used or refurbished. Still
in plastic, direct from factory! 352-333-7516.
4-23-72-6
BED- QUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mat-
tress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand
new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver.
$120 352-377-9846. 4-23-72-6


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Bed- All New King! 3pc Orthopedic pillowtop
mattress set. Brand NEW, still in plastic with
warranty. Can deliver. $200 352-333-7516.
4-23-72-6
BEDROOM SET- $300 BRAND NEW
Still in boxes! 6 pieces include: Headboard,
2 Nightstands, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must
sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 4-23-08-
72-6

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

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

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

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

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

DIAL A WASHER/DRYER :
semester lease. $100
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


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AMERICA'S FAVORITE Coffee Dist.
Guaranteed Accts. Multi Billion $ Industry.
Unlimited Profit Potential. Free Info. 24/7
(800)729-4212. 2-22-1-10


FIRE YOUR BOSS & BE YOUR OWN BOSS!
Say goodbye to your commute and long
hours. Make CEO income from anywhere.
No experience necessary. Training available.
20K-80K+ (Monthly) Don't Believe, Don't
Call! www.wealthwithintegrity.biz. (650)954-
8031. 2-22-1-10



Can You Type 20WPM? Internet Based
Company needs Internet data-entry
operators for immediate start, http://
www.20wpm.com. 2-22-1-10


Post Office Now Hiring! Avg. Pay $20/hour
or $57K/yr. Incl. Fed. Ben, OT. Offer placed
by Exam Services, not aff w/USPS which
does hiring. Call (866)713-4492. Fee Req.
2-22-1-10


SAWMILLS from only $2,990.00-Convert
your LOGS TO VALUABLE LUMBER
with your own Norwood portable band
sawmill. Log skidders also available.
www.norwoodsawmills.com/300N - FREE
Information: (800)578-1363-Ext 300-N. 2-
22-1-10


W11| Motorcycles, Mopeds)

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

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

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

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

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

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


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




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


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


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

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

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

ALL CASH CANDY ROUTE Do you earn
$800 in a day? 30 Machines, Free Candy
All for $9,995. (888)629-9968 B02000033.
CALL US: We will not be undersold! 2-
22-1-10
A CASH COW!! 30 VENDING MACHINES/
YOU APPROVE EACH LOCATION ENTIRE
BUSINESS - $10,970 HURRY! (800)836-
3464 #BO2428. 2-22-1-10


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P f Help Wanted


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

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

HONDA CBR F3 600cc 1995, Fast & in Great
Condition. 15k miles. Many Extras must see!
$3000 OBO. 352-258-0134 3-5-10-11


M il Autos

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

CARS -CARS Buy9SellTrade
Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes
Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars
3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com
CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150
4-23-72-12

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


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


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

* Sunrise Auto Sales
* 06 Honda Civic EX, 2Dr, 39k, BIk $11,999
* 04 Honda Civic, EX, 76k, $10,999
S04 Honda Accord, LX, 58k, $11,999
* 352-275-9090 4-23-57-12

* Sunrise Auto Sales
* 04 Honda Element, EX, $11,999
* 03 Honda Civic LX, 56k, $9999
* 02 Honda Odyssey, $9999
0 352-375-9090 4-23-57-12

* Sunrise Ato Sales
* 02 Honda Accord, EX, $8999
* 02 Honda Accord, SE, $9999
0 01 Honda Accord, SE, $7999
* 00 Honda Accord, SE, $7999 4-23-57-12

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


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


$500 POLICE IMPOUNDS Cars from $500!
Tax Repos, US Marshall and IRS sales!
Cars, Trucks, SUV's, Toyota's, Honda's,
Chevy's, more! For Listings Call (800)706-
1759 Ext 6465. 2-22-1-12

1997 Honda Civic
4 door LX, Black, 134,000 miles, great gas
mileage, $3,600 OBO, call Jessica 727 744
1266 3-6-10-12


'l| Wanted

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

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

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

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

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

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

Demo Homesites Wanted Now! In selected
areas! For the New Kayak Pool - The above
ground pool with inground features. Save $
with this unique opportunity. Free Estimates/
FAST INSTALLATION/EZ Financing. Call
(866)348-7560. www.KayakPoolsFlorida.co
m. 2-22-1-13


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

CIRCULATION DEPARTMENT
Alligator Early - morning paper delivery.
Must be available from 4:50am - 7:30am.
Must be extremely reliable - 99% attendance
required. Apply at Alligator office, 7T5 W.
University Ave. No calls please. Good pay.
LIKE TO WORK WITH LUXURY CARS?
Bright? Enthusiastic? Like people? Must be
over 22, stable work history, clean driving
record, drug-free, personal references.
www.carrsmith.com for details. 4-23-72-14
CNA CLASS: $250! learn @ your own
time & pace. All you need to be a CNA
& pass the state exam is on VCR tape.
I have a 95% PASS RATE! check it out:
www.lapcnatraining.com or 800-566-4913
4-23-72-14
Students in Accounting, Aviation, Business/
Sales and computer science needed for vari-
ous positions. Flexible schedules and com-
petitive pay. Join our team! Learn more at
www.gleim.com/employment 4-23-08-72-14

BARTENDING
$250 A DAY POTENTIAL
No experience necessary, training provided.
800-965-6520 ext 138 4-23-72-14
SECRET SHOPPERS
Needed-for evaluations of
Local Stores, Restaurants and Theaters
Flexible Hours, Training Provided
Call 1-800-585-9024 ext 6254
4-23-08-72-14
GATOR DOMINOS
Earn $12 - 15/Hour DRIVERS
$6.79 - $7.40/Hour INSIDERS
$8.35-$9.40/hr MANAGERS in training
Apply online at www.gatordominos.com/jobs
Or at any of the 6 locations. 4-23-08-72-14
Gator Domino's is growing again. We are
looking for career oriented teaw mnem-.
bers. Now hiring Assistant Managers and
future GMs. $8.00-$9.40/hr for Managers
in training. GMs $40k+. Send resumes to
Freddie@gatordominos.com. Learn more at
www.gatordominos.com 4-23-72-14

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

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

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

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

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

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


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' .HelpWanted


PARK PLACE CAR WASH
Now Hiring FT & PT positions available.
Great environment, flexible hours. Apply in
person 7404 NW 4th Blvd-Across from Home
Depot 4-23-08-72-14

.0
Phone survey interviewers wanted.
Start work today! No sales,
opinion research only! Flexible
Scheds! Perceptive Market
Research 336-6760 ex 4081 Call Now!
4-23-65-14



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



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



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



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

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



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



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



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



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



G8R2Wf.com
* Get Paid & Have Fun * Flexible Hrs
& Competitive $ * Sales Experience
Required 0 eBay exp. + * Resume to
g8rbay@bellsouth.net 3-5-08-30-14



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


1 Help Wanted A Help Wanted Help Wanted


ADVERTISING SALES REP
Greed is good. We're a Gainesville-area
newspaper looking for an advertising sales
rep who loves to make money. This person
needs to be able to impress a client and
speak eloquently. We need an ad represen-
tative who can not only walk into a business
and show off the paper and its Website but
also write detailed, professional letters to
clients. We need somebody who can attend
Chamber of Commerce meetings and have
no problems starting conversations with
complete strangers. Your reward for having
this sort of talent will be a great paycheck.
We pay a base salary plus a very generous
percentage of whatever you sell. You will not
be disappointed. We don't care if you're just
graduating from college or have decades
of experience. We're looking for somebody
who can dazzle us and our clients. Please
write us a great cover letter and tell us why
we should consider you. If we like what we
see, we'll contact you and answer your ques-
tions. Send your cover letter, resume and any
other supporting material to: Ad Rep Position
P 0 Box 14257, Gainesville, FL 32604 4-
23-58-14

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

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

FUN and ENERGETIC people wanted for
residential summer camp counselor posi-
tions. 45 min. from Gainesville. Contact
Campcrystal.com or 352-475-1414. 2-26-
15-14

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Comfort Inn West Hotel and Suites
SW40th Blvd- Immediate Openings for
FT & PT Front Desk-7a-3p & 3-11 p
PT Breakfast Attendant Mon & Tues,
No Experience Necessary - Apply in Person
2-22-08-5-14

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Moms and or Dads, want to fire your boss,
stay home with your kids, make residual
income, loose financial stress and gain
financial freedom. For more info contact
me at www.changingourlivesforever.info
3-21-17-14

OFFICE ASSISTANT
Non-smoker. Will handle, file management
and answer phones. Flex hours. Call 352-
371-4000 for more info. 2-29-7-14


CAREGIVERS
needed for persons w/autism. $11+/hr when
training; $12+ after training. Visit www.Hene
sHealthCareAgency.CityMax.com; call 352-
337-8333 ASAP 2-27-5-14

Looking for a business student to work part
time in office! Will work with school sched-
ule! Need bookkeeping experience! Also
need Quickbooks knowledge! 20 hrs wk.
PLease contact Leeanne 352-562-2634 2-
27-08-5-14

Now hiring PT Retail Clerk/Security for Night
Shift at Adult Retail Store. Call 352-468-2746
to inquire. 2-29-08-7-14

MAGAZINEDISTRIBUTOR
Award Winning Magazine
Part-Time I Make Your Own Schedule
$9-$12 per hour
Email: Lance@frankelmedia.com 3-5-08-
10-14

PART-TIME POSITIONS AVAILABLE!
Busy office seeking outgoing and energetic
workers. MUST be extremely organized,
detail-oriented and comfortable with sales.
Must be willing to commit to at least one year
of employment. Available hours are Mon/
Wed 10a-6p or Tues/Thurs 10a-6p. Please
e-mail resume and availability to melissa.and
erson@kaplan.com 2-28-08-5-14

Mystery Shoppers needed to visit fast food
restaurants in Gainesville, Ocala and sur-
rounding areas. For information:
Consumer Impressions, Inc.
P.O. Box 866966, Piano, TX 75086
Website: www.consumerimpressions.com
2-25-08-2-14

Office assistant needed for busy mortgage
lending office. Part time M-F to start, with
possibility of becoming full time. Perfect for
student seeking paid internship. Email inqui-
ries and/or resume to trobinson@americanfir
stmtg.com. 2-28-08-5-14

Cabot Lodge Hotel is hiring for a Breakfast
Attendant/Bartender. Positive and outgo-
ing attitude required. No phone calls, apply
within. 3726 SW 40th Blvd. 2-28-5-14

TECH SUPPORT
FT/PT Days and evenings.
Flexible hours. Send resume to
hr@gleim.com
www.gleim.com 3-6-08-10-14

WANT TO GO TO DENTAL SCHOOL?
Dental office looking to train to work in our
office while you approach application to
dental schools. Want motivated, reliable in-
dividual that is interested in learning. Good
references provided for your applications
to school. FT or PT positions available. Ph
352-331-4700. Fax resume 352-331-4743.
3-7-08-11-14

Drivers: LOVE YOUR JOB! Bonus & Paid
Orientation 36-43cpm Earn over $1000
weekly Excellent Benefits Class A and 3
mos recent OTR required (800)635-8669.
2-22-1-14

Driver-BYNUM TRANSPORT- needs
qualified drivers for Central Florida- Local
& National OTR positions. Food grade
tanker, no hazmat, no pumps, great ben-
efits, competitive pay & new equipment.
(866)GO-BYNUM. Need 2 years experience.
2-22-1-14


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Sales Agents needed for expansion in Fort
Lauderdale and surroundings. Well estab-
lished product/ company. 50k+benefits. Will
train. (954)315-1740 or steve@familyreaders
club.com More details www.familyreadersclu
b.com/careers code F10. 2-22-1-14

Sales/ Office Managers- Expansion in Fort
Lauderdale and surroundings. Door to
door experience required. Well established
product. Salary+comm+medical benefits.
$75- $100K. Will train. (954)315-1740 or
steve@familyreadersclub.com. More details
www.familyreadersclub.com/careers code
F20. 2-22-1-14

EARN UP TO $550 WEEKLY. Helping the
government. PT No Experience. Excellent
Opportunity. Call Today!! (800)488-2921 Ask
for Department G5. 2-22-1-14


SServices

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

***GREAT BANNERS & SIGNS***
Custom Posters 0 Exhibits * Awards
Top Quality * Fast Service 0 Low Prices
www.signpower.com
SignMasters 335-7000
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Editing and Proofreading Services: Mistake-
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Let our professional editors do the hard work
for you. Log on WriteltRight.com to perfect
your paper! 2-29-08-39-15
LAUNDRY SERVICE
Same day drop off service
Wash, Dry & Fold. 65 cents/lb
A Best Coin Laundry
2411 SW 13th St, - 352-336-0720
3-7-42-15

IMMIGRATION LAW
Marriage Visas - Employment Visas
Naturalization. Richard Ruth, Esq.
352-335-6748 www.ruthlaw.com
2-29-29-15
RECORD A HITAT TAYLOR MADE MUSIC
Recording Studio. Bands, singers, rappers.
3 hour Intro Rock Block $100. Free set-up.
Pro Tools HD. Live rooms, good ears. Ask for
Glenn 374-9230 or 283-0630 2-27-08-20-15
Pineforest Farm Quality Horse Boarding! 20
acres located in Alachua. Excellent care in
a safe and family oriented enviornment. Call
Anna for details (352) 318-9622 or visit us
online @ www.pineforestfarm.com 3-20-
08-29-15

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

BIOLOGY & CHEMISTRY TUTOR
Private turoring available in undergraduate
biology, chemistry, and organic chemistry
classes (UF & SFCC). Group rates available.
Call Zane at 662-617-5964. 2-22-08-5-15


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Run your ad STATEWIDE! You can run your
classified ad in over 100 Florida newspapers
for $475. Call this newspaper or (866)742-
1373 for more details or visit: www.florida-
classifieds.com. 2-22-1-15
Become Dietary Manager (average an-
nual salary $40,374.00) in eight months
in online program offered by Tennessee
Technology Center, Elizabethton. Details
www.ttcelizabethton.edu, (888)986-2368 or
e-mail patricia.roark@ttcelizabethton.edu.
2-22-1-15
AVOID/STOP FORECLOSURE! Federal
Programs Bring Mortgage Current. Service
Guaranteed. Call 24/7: (800)274-7143, ext
732; www.almaohr.com. 2-22-1-15
DIVORCE$275-$350*COVERS children, etc.
Only one signature required! *Excludes govt.
.fees! Call weekdays (800)462-2000, ext.600.
(8am-6pm) Alta Divorce, LLC. Established
1977. 2-22-1-15

ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE from Home.
*Medical, *Business, *Paralegal, *Computers,
*Criminal Justice. Job placement assistance.
Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified.
Call (866)858-2121, www.onlineTidewaterTe
ch.com. 2-22-1-15

AIRLINES ARE HIRING - Train for high
paying Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA
approved program. Financial aid if qualified
- Job placement assistance. Call Aviation
Institute of Maintenance (888)349-5387.
2-22-1-15

NOW AVAILABLE! 2008 POST OFFICE
JOBS. $18-$20/HR. NO EXPERIENCE, PAID
TRAINING, FED BENEFITS, VACATIONS.
CALL (800)910-9941 TODAY! REF #FL08.
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All Women's Health Center
ABORTION
Free Pregnancy Test
RU-486 Available
378-9191
www.abortiongainesville.com
4-23-72-16
***CHOOSE LIFE!!0*@
Adoption - confidential & compassionate
adoption advice. Expenses paid if needed.
www.AmericankidzAdoption.com FL Llc
#1107-41 Toll Free 866-303-1573 4-23-
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THE TRUE YOU!
Lose 8-15 pounds in 4 weeks
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Gain muscle while you lose fat
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ABORTION/ABORTION BY PILL (RU-486)
Student Discount.
Bread & Roses Women's Health Center
www.breadroses.com 352-372-1664
4-23-72-16

RED EYE & DISCHARGE ?
Research participants receive study related
examination, investigational drug and pay-
ment. Call Dr. Levy NOW 331-4040 4-23-
72-16
First Care of Gainesville
Urgent-Care / Walk-In Medical Clinic
4343 W. Newbery Rd, Ste #10, 373-2340
Students Welcome-No Appointment Needed
Most Insurances Accepted. 4-23-72-16
CLINICAL HYPNOSIS For Behavior Change
& Trauma Resolution. Including- Smoking;
Stress; Sports;
Relationship/Loss; PTSD; Sexual Trauma.
Institute For Clinical Hypnosis, 665-0928
3-26-08-40-16
Hey Seniorsl Give up smoking before
you land your dream jobi Discounts on
medications available to registered UF
students who enroll in the Student Health
Care Center QUIT Program (while supplies
last!) 392-1161 or Tobacco-Free@ufl.edu.
2-22-08-5-16


Personals

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

University Opticians
300 SW 4th Ave. 378-4480
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FLASHBACKS
Buys and sells modern casual clothing. 509
NW 10th Ave. 375-3752. We pay cash. Open
10-6. We buy till 5.. 4-23-72-18

*Family Chiropractic*
Since 1977. Two blocks from U.F.
373-7070
4-23-72-18


o Connections

Want to make a connection?
Place your ad here to look for someone to
share a common interest with or for your
true love
Young doctor looking for girlfriend 18-28
for traveling & good times. Send photos &
information to: drtomas2@yahoo.com 3-
31-08-33-19


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IS YOUR BUSINESS, CLUB OR
ORGANIZATION HAVING AN EVENT?
DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL
ANNOUNCEMENT? PLACE YOUR AD
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Fitness Bootcamp
4 week camp
limited availability
For more information call
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SHOTGUN SHOOTING SPORTS
Open To Public Wed-Fri-Sat-Sun
1 PM to Dusk -Skeet-Trap-5 Stand
Bunker- Gun Rental- Shells- 352-372-1044
gatorskeetandtrap.com 4-23-72-21
BAHAMAS SPRING BREAK
$189 for 5 DAYS or $239 for 7 DAYS. All
prices include: Round-trip luxury cruise with
food. Accommodations on the island at your
choice of thirteen resorts. Discounts and
Free trips for group bookings. Appalachia
Travel.www.BahamaSun.com800-867-5018.
Florida Seller of Travel Reg No ST35585 3-
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In Gainesville * Better Prices
Better Fields * Better Call 371-2092
8-13-08-79-21
CONDO ON MIAMI BEACH
FOR SPRING BREAK!!
March 9-16th. On beach! Accomodates 4
people. Includes fitness facility, pool & break-
fast. $800/wk. Call Jack or Nic 607-257-5585
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SEINFELD TIX
Jerry Seinfeld Friday Feb 22 at Performing
Arts Center. 6 tix @ $100/ea. 352-219-3945
2-22-08-1-22



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RUNWAYS. Travel Better.
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SPets

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


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Finders Keepers? If you find something, you
can place a FREE FOUND AD in our lost &
found section. Be kind to someone who's
lost what you've found. Call 373-FIND.


WAL*MART'


New Wal-Mart Supercenter Coming Soon to Gainesville!
With excellent opportunities for advancement, it's no wonder over 75% of our current managers
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Below is just a sample of positions for which we are currently accepting applications, additional
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Saturday, from 6am to 12pm

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Depts. asked

Sto prepare for

future cuts

BUDGET, from page 1
den to bear, and UF's will be $11.5
:-'million, said Bill Edmonds, the
board's spokesman.
But because of the reduced
cut this year, Edmonds said next
year's could be worse.
"The Legislature is burning up
its savings this year, which leaves
no cushion for the next," he wrote
in an e-mail.
To prepare for next year,
Machen said every UF department
must propose a
plan to deal with
a possible 6 per-
cent cut, which
would amount
to about $40
million to $50
million.
Machen In the long
term, he said UF
should rethink how it operates.
Machen pointed to a consistent
decline in UF's state support for
the past 20 years.
Machen said -he would work
with UF's chief financial officer
and ask other universities, espe-
cially private institutions, how
they manage without strong state
support.
"It's chilling," he said. "We get
our money from the state, and we
.~.spend it. It's a fair conclusion to
me that that model doesn't work
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it now - with this constant nail-
biting over whether you're going
to be reimbursed."
Nelson and Martinez ended
their 20-minute talk offering,
praise for UF and Shands.
"We're so proud of the
University of Florida, and we're
so proud of Shands
On and what you do
for Floridians,"
Martinez said, add-
ing that Shands once treated his
sister.
Tim Flynn, associate dean of
graduate medical education and
a professor of surgery at UF, said
he thought the senators tackled a
lot of important issues, particu-
larly the financial problems.
"We, as physicians, get frus-
trated when we can't provide the
care we'd like to," Flynn said.


SFCC students say UF's transfer cuts could affect plans


TRANSFERS, from page 1

about UF's proposal, saying that was the
first he had heard about it.
Keen said it's unfair for UF to solve its
budget dilemma by penalizing transfer
students.
"This is very, very serious to us," he
said.
Because UF and SFCC work so closely
together, he said SFCC students might not
be affected as much as other transfer stu-
dents across the country.
"We are by far the largest source of
students for the University of Florida,"
Keen said. "We are woven into the same
fabric."
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take as many as we have historically
taken?"
"We are by far the largest source
of students for the University of
Florida. We are woven into the
same fabric."
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Richard Wooley, a second-year SFCC
student, said if the number of transfer stu-
dents admitted to UF is cut back, he might


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have wasted a lot of time.
Wooley said he transferred to SFCC
from the University of Central Florida last
semester to increase his chance of being
accepted to UF.
"I changed my whole life to be here and
try to go to UF," he said. "Everything I've
done since October could be for nothing."
Katelyn Witsell, a first-year SFCC stu-
dent, said students shouldn't rely on just
one university to accept them but added
a reduction in transfer student admissions
would be a cause for concern for her, al-
though she doesn't plan on transferring to
UF until 2009.
"By then, it might be a total mess and
impossible to get in," Witsell said.
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IN FIELD, from page 18

knew. They gave me a lot of knowledge. And as time
has passed, I've been able to adjust and get into the right
frame of mind."
Sophomore Cole Figueroa, who hit 11 home runs and
drove in 50 runs last year, returns as the starting short-
stop. Senior Jon Townsend will be at third base, where he
started 40 games last year. Sophomore Hampton Tignor
is slated to open the season at catcher.
The biggest hurdle for the Gators may be establishing
cohesion. Though most of them have played multiple
games together, Townsend feels there is still room to
grow, especially for a team with just five seniors. It's here
that the late start to the season will help the Gators the
most.


"We have a lot of young guys that are going to have to
step up and play," Townsend said. "It's like that every-
where, but that definitely helped us out. The only way to
get completely comfortable with each other is by playing
other teams, but obviously practice time helps everyone
get more cohesive as a group. It helps us all learn our
roles."
Though scrimmages and practices may
help build team chemistry, the Gators are
itching to play an opponent who isn't
Baseball wearing orange and blue.
"It's been a long offseason," Townsend
said. "It's been a long wait. We're tired of beating up on
each other. We've used the practice days to fine-tune our
skills as much as we can, but I just want to get out and
play. I can't remember the last time I was this excited to
start a season."


Den Dekker returns in center to lead outfielders


OUTFIELD, from page 18

"I don't consider myself slow, but
they can fly," Pigott said.
Den Dekker, the Gators' center
fielder, comes back from a season
that also saw him selected to the SEC
All-Freshman team.
He will be the outfield's leader
both vocally and diving for catches.
"Matt's going to be a great leader
for us in center field," Barnes said.
"Yeah, he's young, but he got a lot
of experience as a freshman. We're
relying on him to kind of just be


our backbone out there, keeping us
straight, letting us know what we
have to do."
Among returning players, he had
the second-most home runs (seven)
in 2007 as well as
the second-most
steals (five).
"Matt's defi-
nitely a great as-
- set," Pigott said.
"He can cover
den Dekker ground like any-
one.
"I played next to him last year,


and I'm looking forward to it again
this year."
If the young outfielders need to
work on anything, Barnes said it's
their play as a unit.
Only den Dekker started more
than 10 games in his current position
in 2007. Once the season starts, their
trust in each other will grow even if
the situations are intense.
They will also welcome a new-
comer. O'Sullivan said Thursday
that Riley Cooper, a receiver for the
UF football team, will join the squad
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pitchers didn't hurt either.
"He told me he was going to help me with a lot of
different stuff this year," Toledo said. "He said he'd
help me develop a couple more pitches, and I felt that I
needed to get a little bit bigger."
O'Sullivan sees a lot of potential in Toledo but warns
that the team can't be dependent on any one pitcher.
"You can't rely on one or two guys," O'Sullivan
said. "I've played this schedule multiple times; I'm
used to it. It's not a one- or two-guy deal. It's an eight-
or nine-guy deal. We're going to need eight or 10 really- -.
good pitchers."
A big adjustment for the Gators' staff, which posted
a woeful 5.27 ERA last season, will be getting used to
catcher Hampton Tignor making the calls.
The pitchers will be allowed to shake off his signals,
but it is still a change for them.
"It's been a learning process," closer Josh
Edmondson said. "We've all got to be learning the hit-
ters' different tendencies.
"It's going to be a challenge, but it'll be a plus in the
long run."
The Gators' pitching style will'also change this sea-
son. O'Sullivan wants a faster-paced, more aggressive
style that will hopefully leave UF ahead in the count as
often as possible.
Improved play from the staff will be the key ingre-
dient to improving on last season's 29-30 record.
"If there's one question on this team, it's pitching,"
O'Sullivan said. "I've been pretty outspoken about it.
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Infield shuffles to fill LaPorta's spot

M BRANDON MCARTHUR WILL REPLACE THE
SLUGGER AT FIRST BASE.

-- By KARL HYPPOLITE
Alligator Writer
khyppolite@alligator.org

It's never easy replacing a legend.
Luckily for the Gators, first baseman Brandon
McArthur doesn't expect to. The senior only hopes to
serve as an adequate replacement for Matt LaPorta at
first base, not the 20 home runs LaPorta slammed last
season.
"LaPorta was obviously a big-time offensive player
for us," McArthur said. "But it took guys getting on base ,
for him. We're taking a whole different aspect, we have
a lot of speed and we've learned how to hit in various
ways. One guy's not going to replace him."
The Gators, with speed all over their lineup, figure
to transition well into a "small-ball" type of offense.
The biggest adjustment they face is McArthur's move . .
from second and third base, where he's played his entire
career, to first. His teammates expect the switch to be
smooth. '
"He's a real intelligent guy," sophomore second base-
man Clayton Pisani said. "He picks things up quickly,
and he's athletic enough to play anywhere. He used to .
play middle infield and did a great job there. It takes a .
different skill set to play at first, but he's looked great."
McArthur, who missed all but one game last season
with a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow,
admits that the change was difficult initially, but he has
adjusted to his new role.
"When I made the adjustment in the fall, there were a
lot of new things to learn," McArthur said. "The coach- Alligator File P
ing staff was a big help teaching me everything they UF sophomore shortstop Cole Figueroa was the Gators' second-lead


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hitter behind Matt LaPorta last season.


UF BASEBALL

Speedy outfielders provide Gators a spark


By EVAN DREXLER
Alligator Staff Writer
edrexler@alligator.org

If UF's strength this season is going to
be speed, the outfield may be the first place
people look.
The trio of Avery Barnes, Matt den
Dekker and Jonathan Pigott combined for
13 of the team's 25 stolen bases last season
among returning players. With new coach
Kevin O'Sullivan, expect the team's total to
increase and those three to take on the brunt
of the larger load.
"We definitely have a quick outfield,"
Barnes said. "With that, we're going to do
our best to try to make plays for our pitchers
in the outfield."
Barnes, a junior left fielder coming off
an Academic All-Southeastern Conference


year, will bat leadoff this season. The Gators
will rely on Barnes' speed to get him on
base early and often, as well as to make up
ground in the outfield.
"Being quick kind of helps you
make up for some mistakes."
Avery Barnes
UFjunior left fielder

"You definitely have a little bit more
room for error," Barnes said. "Being quick
kind of helps you make up for some mis-
takes."
Barnes hit .293 last season, a .066 increase
from his freshman campaign, and hopes to
adjust to the outfield after playing most of
last season at second base.
"I love Avery in the leadoff spot,"


O'Sullivan said. "He's a pain in the butt.
I mean, he'll slash a ball to the shortstop's
right, he'll roll the ball to the second base-
man's left, and he's got. some power. He's
reckless - he's got no fear of failure on the
base path. Our offense is going to start with
him."
Pigott, a sophomore right fielder, was
spread around the field last season. He
started 26 games in the outfield but only
10 in right. Still, he feels comfortable in that
position and is coming off a selection to the
SEC All-Freshman team.
Pigott hit .260 with 14 RBI last year,
including a 2-for-2 performance in his first
college game on Feb. 9, 2007 against Virginia
Military Institute.
He said he's the slowest of the outfield-
ers.
SEE OUTFIELD, PAGE 17


Mullaney


leads UF


pitchers

By KARL HYPPOLITE
Alligator Writer
khyppolite@alligator.org

The rise of Kyle Mullaney is
in full effect.
The sophomore, who spent
most of last season in the bull-
pen before ending the season as
the Gators' Friday night starter,
begins the season as the ace of
UF's staff.
Mullaney was 4-2 with a 4.25
ERA and five starts last season.
The right-hander, knowing
there would be more pressure
on him this season, spent the
off-season developing a change-
up he feels makes
him a much more
dangerous pitch-
Baseball er. Mullaney
Baseball is hoping the
change-up will
be a strong change of pace from
his fastball and curveball.
"If you want to start, you
have to have three pitches that
you can throw for strikes,"
Mullaney said. "Now that I do
that, I think I'll be a lot more
affective."
Coach Kevin O'Sullivan,
who has a strong pedigree
as a pitching coach, helped
Mullaney develop his change-
up throughout the off-season
and said Mullaney "would not
be starting Friday if he didn't
have three pitches."
Junior Patrick Keating, who
appeared in 21 games last sea-
son, will be the Gators' Saturday
night starter. Freshman phenom
Tommy Toledo will start on
Sunday.
Toledo was chosen in the
third round of the MLB draft
last year by the San Diego
Padres. Toledo spent the sum-
mer mulling his options but ul-
timately decided he needed a bit
more seasoning before he joined
the professional ranks.
O'Sullivan's history with
SEE PITCHING, PAGE 17


*NBA:
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SUN, 7 p.m.

Boston vs. Phoenix
ESPN, 10:30 p.m.


N Haven't had enough baseball coverage?
Check our Web site for an interactive graph-
ic featuring the Gators' starting lineup, and
two sportscasts concerning the baseball and
men's basketball teams. Also, the women's
basketball team will be in action Sunday.


NBA:
Miami 100
Houston 112
Gymnastics
Kentucky 48
(6) LSU 52


]* NBA: The Portland Trailblazers dealt
former UF guard Taurean Green to
the Denver Nuggets for former Florida
State guard Von Wafer on Thursday.
Green averaged 2.1 points and one
assist in eight games this year.


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Freshman Bruder contributes in utility role for UF


* UNDEFEATED UF WILL PLAY
FIVE GAMES THIS WEEKEND.

By KYLE MAISTRI
Alligator Writer
kmaistri@alligator.org

No. 1 in your hearts, No. 2, No. 33, No.
13, or No. 11 in your program.
The jerseys freshman utility player
Kelsey Bruder has worn so far this season
read like the winning lucky-program
numbers announced in between innings
at Pressly Stadium.
"[Coach Tim Walton] just says, 'Your
jerseys aren't in yet. Here's a medium,
wear it,'" Bruder said.
The lefty, listed as No. 2 in the media
guide, has begun to show versatility not
just in her number, but in her game.
In the Cox Communications Classic
last weekend, Bruder came in against
College of Charleston and earned her first
college victory, pitching three scoreless
and surrendering only one hit.
She is part of the reason why the No. 7
Gators (14-0) have enjoyed early success.
On Friday, UF will look to continue that
success in the Aquafina Invitational, as it
hosts Gardner-Webb and North Florida
before facing Notre Dame on Saturday.
Walton said at the beginning of the


season that Bruder and freshman Kristen
Adkins would be the third and fourth
pitchers in the Gators' staff.
While pitchers don't normally hit in
softball, Bruder has found her way into
the starting lineup as the designated
player in each of the last two contests.
"I love both of them, it's really hard to
say," she said when asked whether she
likes pitching or hitting better. "But I think
I might be a little more partial to hitting."
After struggling through her first few
at-bats, Bruder recorded her first hit as a
Gator on Sunday when she rocketed a
double into right field, scoring a run.
"I was putting so much pressure on
myself," she said of her slow start. "I had
a talk with Coach, and I feel like I'm get-
ting much better at-bats now."
Bruder, who is from Corona, Calif.,
and attended UC-Santa Barbara for the
fall semester, has plenty of support from
old friends as she adapts to the higher
level of softball.
Second baseman Aja Paculba and
third baseman Shaunice Harris are from
the same part of California as Bruder, and
the three played on a travel team coached
by Bruder's mom. Paculba and Harris
helped convince Bruder to attend UF.
"Aja and Shaunice, I've played with
them since I was 10. I talked to them and
they said they loved it here," Bruder said.


Harrison Diamond / Alligator Staff
UF softball player Kelsey Bruder swings during the Gators' 5-0 win against Hofstra on Wednes-
day at Pressly Stadium.


UF GYMNASTICS

Goodwin's return leads Gators' improved bars lineup


By BOBBY CALLOVI
Alligator Writer
bcallovi@alligator.org

The Gators may have finally found the solution to their
uneven bars problem.
After the first meet of the season, No. 3 UF (6-1, 4-1
Southeastern Conference) hadn't been able to put together a
championship score in the event.
Then came Friday's meet against LSU when Coach Rhonda
Faehn decided to return freshman Alicia Goodwin to the
lineup for the first time since the opening meet.
Goodwin led UF with the highest opening score of the sea-
son (9.875), and the team only continued to improve from there,


finishing with the third-highest bars total in school history.
Faehn had Goodwin compete in exhibitions in the five meets
between her two performances to gain more
experience and heal an ankle injury.
"She did start out great at the beginning
I - of the year but then struggled just a little
bit," Faehn said. "She became timid and
not as aggressive, and we really wanted to
give her more opportunities to kind of feel
her way in. She needed to learn a little bit of
Faehn a lesson about how you train in the gym is
how you are going to perform in the meet."
The decision to put Goodwin back in the lineup came after
she showed more consistency in her workouts and more confi-


dence in her exhibitions in recent weeks.
Her hard work was evident in Friday's meet as she put to-
gether a strong routine, and Faehn will look for the newcomer
to continue to get better with her newfound knowledge.
"If she just continues in that path of training well, she will
have a great opportunity to be in our lineup," Faehn said.
Goodwin needs to use Friday's upcoming meet at North
Carolina and the Gators' two other remaining regular-eason
competitions to get valuable practice for championship meets
in a little more than a month.
"I trust Alicia that in the more repetitions she does with
beautiful bar swing and great form and execution, I will feel
confident she will be able to take on (a leadoff) role," Faehn
said.


New coach's arrival prompts predictions of program's revival


O'SULLIVAN, from page 24

freshman again," McArthur said. "This team
is going to the top. ... (O'Sullivan is) going to
be our Urban Meyer who's going to make sure
we're competitive every year."
O'Sullivan's transition didn't come without
at least one rocky patch. Former Gators catcher
Cody Neer announced he was transferring to
Nebraska in December amid speculation that
he wasn't happy with the new coaching staff.
While the team refuses to get into specifics, it
appears they're happier without him.
"There were a couple guys who weren't
able to hop onto it and get the gist of it,"
McArthur said, "and fortunately they're not
here right now."

Brothers
O'Sullivan spent nine successful seasons
as an assistant coach at Clemson. The Tigers
compiled a 403-194 during that span and
had 29 players selected in the MLB draft. But
O'Sullivan wanted more. While he says he
never went out and looked for jobs, he admits
he was ready to listen to any offers.
In early July, UF Athletics Director Jeremy
Foley picked up the phone and asked
O'Sullivan if he was interested in the Gators'
suddenly vacant head coaching position.


* It was an opportunity he couldn't turn
down.
O'Sullivan was named UF's new baseball
coach on June 14. When the time came for him
to decide who would comprise his coaching
staff only two names came to mind - Brad
Weitzel and Craig Bell.
You'd be hard pressed to find many people
who know O'Sullivan better than them.
Weitzel coached O'Sullivan and Bell in the
1980s. Though they were only together for a
short time, the relationships they built were
lasting. O'Sullivan credits Weitzel with his
basic coaching philosophies.
"He's taken things that I taught them and
using them," Weitzel said. "He's taken them,
used them and been successful with them. I'm
very happy with that."
Weitzel admits that working alongside
O'Sullivan for more than 20 years after he
coached him forms an interesting dynamic.
"I feel like his big brother," Weitzel said. "I
feel like his uncle. He leans on me for a lot of
stuff outside of baseball."
Because there is so much mutual respect
between the coaching staff, O'Sullivan has
made an effort to have all three remain an
integral part of the decision-making.
O'Sullivan works with the pitchers, Bell
spends time with the fielders and Weitzel
focuses on hitting. But all three accept sugges-


tions and aid each other. O'Sullivan is clearly
the leader of the group though. His colleagues
saw those leadership qualities early on.
"This team is going to the top.
... (O'Sullivan is) going to be our
Urban Meyer who's going to make
sure we're competitive every year."

Brandon McArthur
UF senior first baseman


"He's the kind of guy where you can see it
right away," Bell said. "He was a good player
because he always knew what the other guys
were supposed to do. He was always real
demanding with the pitchers. He's got leader-
ship skills."

Picking up the Pieces
The shards of the Gators' broken baseball
program still haven't been picked up. While
everyone agrees hiring O'Sullivan is a step in
the right direction, there is still a lot of work
to be done.
O'Sullivan was hired largely because of his
reputation as a great pitching coach. He'll earn
every penny if he's able to turn around a UF
pitching staff that posted a woeful 5.27 ERA


last year.
O'Sullivan's plan is to drastically change
the team's approach to pitching. And he'll
have some baby pit bulls on his hands if suc-
cessful.
"Our pitchers are going to be very aggres-
sive," he said. "We want to attack hitters and
make them hit balls out of the park. We're
going to get after guys, and we don't want to
walk a lot of guys. We're not going to be afraid
of contact."
The Gators appear to have adjusted well to
O'Sullivan's style. The pitchers have received
rave reviews throughout preseason practices,
highlighted by improved play from sopho-
more Kyle Mullaney and the emergence of
freshman hurler Tommy Toledo.
Few outside of Gainesville give UF much
of chance this season, citing the loss of slug-
ger Matt LaPorta and youth throughout the
lineup.
Don't tell Weitzel that though - he atntici-
pates a swift return to national prominence.
"I have expectations to get right in the
middle of it right now," he said. "That's my
expectation. My expectation is we're going
to do everything we can to get a ring on our
finger."
O'Sullivan's story at UF has yet to be inked.
But if his mentor's feelings are correct, it will
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Opening Pitch


O'Sullivan brings new attitude


By KARL HYPPOLITE
Alligator Writer
khyppolite@alligator.org

The Kevin O'Sullivan story almost never
was.
In 1991, the first-year UF baseball coach
four himself at a fork in the road.
He could continue to pursue a career in
baseball - his passion since he was 7 years
old - or he could play it safe.
O'Sullivan, who earned a bachelor's de-
gree in education and sports medicine from
Virginia, also mulled over attending medical
school. (He also got a master's in exercise and


wellness science at FAU in 1995.)
In the end, he chose passion.
"It's hard to give up," O'Sullivan said.
"Everyone's playing days come to an end. But
I wasn't ready to give up my days in the base-
ball side of things. It was a pretty easy decision
and it's worked out well so far."
Not surprising for a guy the Gators de-
scribe as a pit bull.
The Pit Bull
O'Sullivan chuckles every time the nick-
name that has followed him for nearly 20
years is mentioned.
"I don't know about that," he said. "I think


I'm just a guy who works hard. I work hard at
everything I do."
His laid-back, self-effacing demeanor re-
minds you more of a proud lion than a grunt-
ing, growling pit bull.
That is, until he's in a game situations.
That's when his other side comes out.
You can see it during scrimmages. He sits
in a chair placed in front of the dugout with
his arms folded, staring intently at the play on
the field. He barks instructions at his players
throughout the session, his energy and inten-
sity filling McKethan Stadium. The Gators ap-
pear to be slowly taking on his personality, as
if he's imparting a piece of himself into them.
O'Sullivan does give a lot of himself. He
pours himself into his team because it's the


UF first-year baseball coach Kevin O'Sullivan will try to rejuvenate a pitching staff that posted a 5.27 ERA last season.


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only thing he knows.
And he expects the same in return.
"I think the kids feed off of a coach's per-
sonality," O'Sullivan said. "And you've got to
demand a lot if you're going to get a lot. If you
expect things to be done a certain way, the end
result is going to be that."
O'Sullivan is expecting a lot out of these
Gators, even if no one else is. After two sub-
standard seasons, the days of championship
contention are nothing more than a distant
memory.
Last week, UF was picked to finish fifth in
the Southeastern Conference East in the pre-
season coaches' poll.
Only six players remain that took part in
the 2005 College World Series, and UF hasn't
made it back to the NCAA Tournament since.
These tidbits mean little to the Gators.
O'Sullivan's confidence in his players breeds
confidence within them. In his first meeting
with his new team, O'Sullivan told the players
he would never coach a cellar dweller.
"Right off the bat he told us we weren't go-
ing to finish in last place," senior first baseman
Brandon McArthur said. "He said they've
never coached a last-place team before and he
won't be coaching a last-place team as long as
we put in the work"
Puttingin the work is the mantra O'Sullivan
lives his life by. He admits that he was unable
to continue his career as a player because he
simply didn't have big-league talent.
But that didn't keep him from having a suc-
cessful career at Virginia, capped off by being
named to the All-Atlantic Coast Conference's
first team as a catcher in 1991 - ahead of
Boston Red Sox catcher Jason Varitek.
O'Sullivan is working to instill that same
work ethic in the Gators, and they've respond-
ed. UF quickly embraced O'Sullivan and his
differences from former coach Pat McMahon.
Though McMahon was beloved by his
players, the common sentiment among them
is that a change was needed, and they'll shout
from the mountaintops that O'Sullivan is the
right man for the job.
"This new coaching staff focuses on being
perfect on every rep," pitcher Josh Edmondson
said. "Not just okay on some and good on oth-
ers, perfect on every rep. Every throw has to be
perfect, every bunt, every pitch."
McArthur is so excited he wishes he could
turn back time.
"I've told so many people I wish I was a

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