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UF trustees discuss budget, Bright Futures
By KATIE SANDERS
YULEE On a dirt-road plantation dot-
ted with rhinoceroses, buffaloes and zebras,
UF's top officials confronted the university's
own beast on Friday the budget crisis.
One facet in particular, the Florida Bright
Futures Scholarship Program, needs special
attention, said UF President Bernie Machen
at a retreat here Thursday and Friday for the
Board of Trustees, UF's highest governing
As is, Bright Futures threatens UF faculty
salaries and students' quality of education
because Floridians' dependence on the pro-
gram makes it difficult for state leaders to
raise tuition, Machen said.
Universities need tuition increases in the
face of state funding
UF shortfalls to hire more
Administration faculty and advisers,
program is funded by the Florida Lottery and
controlled by the Legislature. It covers tuition
for about 95 percent of UF's freshman class,
Machen invited Gov. Charlie Crist's chief
of staff, Eric Eikenberg, to bring a govern-
mental perspective to the board's budget
Dianna Morgan, chairwoman of the
board, told Eikenberg she understands
SEE TRUSTEES, PAGE 9
Center to celebrate opening
* FIVE FORMER FLA. GOVERNORS
WILL APPEAR WEDNESDAY.
By LIA GANOSELLIS
The Bob Graham Center for Public Service
will hold a weeklong grand-opening celebra-
tion starting today, including visits from five
former Florida governors and a two-time
Pulitzer Prize-winning historian.
The dedication ceremony will be held
Wednesday at 10:30 a.m.
Then former Florida governors Claude
Kirk, Reuben Askew, Buddy McKay, Wayne
Mixson and Bob Graham will hold a student
town hall meeting in Pugh Hall's Ocora
Room at noon.
Joseph Nye, professor at Harvard
University and a former assistant secretary
of state, will lecture on
leadership and public
policy today at 7:30 p.m.
Graham Center interim di-
rector, said Nye's speech,
sponsored in part by UF's
Center for Arts and Public
Graham Policy, is not officially part
of the grand opening it just happened to
be scheduled for the same week.
David McCullough, an American histo-
SEE GRAHAM, PAGE 8
By ILEANA MORALES
Though the Orange and Blue Party
lost the executive races in UF Student
Government elections last week, the party
gained 11 Student Senate seats a number
that hasn't been reached by an SG minority
party for several years.
The 11 seats won by Orange and Blue is
the highest number of seats won by a. mi-
nority party since Unite won 13 in 2006.
Last spring, the minority party, Pants,
won just one Senate seat. The Gator Party
won 43 out of 47 in addition to the execu-
tive ticket. This year, the incumbent Gator
Party won 34 of 47 available seats in addi-
tion to the executive positions.
The remaining two seats went unfilled,
as races in the nursing and veterinary med-
icine colleges did not have candidates.
"They have a perspective slightly
different from our senators and
it will help us become more
responsive to student needs."
Student Body president=elect
The Gator Party's Kevin Reilly, Student
Senate president and recently elected
Student Body president, said the Orange
and Blue Party brought a "hard-fought
campaign," and its representation in
Student Senate would enhance the ex-
change of ideas.
"They have a perspective slightly dif-
ferent from our senators, and it will help
us become more responsive to student
needs," he said.
SEE ORANGE AND BLUE, PAGE 9
online voting in its
ment elections, the
minority party won
the top two spots.
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and in several different lan-
guages, mostly in Spanish.
Alcohol Education Day
Reitz Union North Terrace, 10
a.m. to 3 pma., Tuesday
Mothers Against Drunk
Driving and the University
Police Department will be host-
ing this event to educate stu-
dents on responsible drinking,
and it will feature beer goggles,
drunken-driving videos and
Bench Press Competition
Southwest Recreation Center,
6 pmn. to 8 p.m., Tuesday
UF students will be able to
register at the event starting at
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Lorenzo said eight air condi-
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store at 55 NW 23rd Ave.
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lars in electronics.
"Not only did they steal
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Department is currently investi-
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MONDAY, MARCH 3, 2008 ALLIGATOR, 3
Orange and Blue guilty of 15 elections violations
By ILEANA MORALES
The more than 20 complaints
from the Student Government
spring elections were settled on
Saturday, with the SG Election
Commission finding the Orange
and Blue Party guilty of 15 viola-
The commission handed the
Orange and Blue Party six warn-
ings, four public reprimands and
$85 in fines.
Of 34 complaints originally
filed by the Gator Party against
the Orange and Blue Party, 19
were heard on Thursday, and five
were heard on Saturday.
Ryan Day, SG deputy chief of
staff and Gator Party volunteer
who filed the 34 complaints,
withdrew the remaining 10
throughout the deliberations.
The Orange and Blue Party
also dropped all five of its com-
plaints against the Gator Party.
Most violations resulting in
fines were for having campaign
"If I could fly and pass
through solid material, it
would still be 50 feet."
former Orange and Blue Party
material in unauthorized spots.
Six complaints concerned
referendum advertisements that
were missing a label designating
them as paid political advertise-
Tommy Jardon, who was
Orange and Blue's presidential
candidate, said one complaint
- campaigning within 50 feet
of a polling location is filed
during every SG election because
there is no clear definition.
Day presented pictures of
Orange and Blue Party members
campaigning on the outside stairs
of Turlington Hall, which he said
he measured within 50 feet of the
poll booths upstairs.
Jardon rebutted that rain
forced his party's campaigners
to find shelter, and they believed
in "good faith" they weren't too
close even when Sarah Krantz,
SG's supervisor of elections,
warned them they might be.
Day said it was "almost insult-
ing" that Orange and Blue cam-
paigners didn't heed Krantz's
"If I could fly and pass through
solid material, it would still be 50
feet," Jardon said, defending the
campaigners' location. .
The party was fined $25 for
New party holds top spot after FSU allows online voting
* TURNOUT ALSO INCREASED AFTER
ONLINE VOTING'S INTRODUCTION.
By ILEANA MORALES
Online voting recently implemented
for Florida State University's Student
Government Association elections brought
a new party into power and increased voter
turnout on Wednesday. But at UF, online vot-
ing is still only a hope for its supporters.
Two organizations Torch, known for
being "independent," and Insight, the incum-
bent group known for having high numbers of
Greek members ran in FSU's first-ever SGA
elections that employed online voting, Torch
spokesman Bobby Seifter said.
Torch won the FSU Student Body president
and vice president positions and five out of 34
Student Senate seats a large improvement
from last year, when Torch won no positions.
Seifter, the student senator who proposed
the online voting bill in January, said Torch's
wins Wednesday would have been impossible
without online votes.
Students for Online Voting, a UF group that
has been fighting for online voting in Student
Government elections, rejoiced Torch's victory.
The group, known as SOLVe, argued that on-
line voting at UF would even the playing field
for SG political parties.
UF's incumbent party, the Gator Party, won
the executive branch and 34 out of 47 open
Senate seats in Tuesday and Wednesday's elec-
tions. A constitutional amendment for online
voting, proposed by SOLVe, was absent from
UF's ballots after the UF
student Supreme Court deemed
ove me it unconstitutional on the
grounds that it could lead
to voter coercion.
Tommy Jardon, SOLVe president and
Orange and Blue Party presidential candidate,
said it's no coincidence that FSU's dominant
party lost during the first run with online vot-
"It's a perfect illustration of what we've
been talking about and what (the Gator Party
has) been so afraid of," Jardon said.
Gator Party member Kevin Reilly, UF
Student Senate president and recently elected
Student Body president, declined to comment
on FSU's election results.
Insight member Courtney Laster, recently
elected FSU's Student Body treasurer, said on-
line voting has varied which types of students
vote and made campaigning more difficult.
"There was a lot more Facebook, a lot more
e-mails, and I'm not saying we're behind on
that, but maybe we should've picked up more
aggressively," Laster said.
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Survey input falls short
* IT SEEKS STUDENT FEEDBACK
IN IMPROVING ACADEMICS.
By LIA GANOSELLIS
A new survey at UF will allow stu-
dents to have a say in how to improve
academics if enough participate,
The National Survey of Student
Engagement, an Indiana University-
based survey offered to all American
universities, was sent to about 4,500
randomly selected undergraduate UF
students last week, but only about 10
Daniel Wubah, UF associate pro-
vost for undergraduate affairs, said
the survey asks students about the
rigor of their classes and the amount
of time spent on schoolwork.
Wubah said UF would use the
feedback to improve areas students
deem inefficient, such as UF's high
faculty-student ratio. But a 10 percent
response rate isn't enough to produce
valid data, he said.
The survey will be sent out to stu-
dents in waves, Wubah said. It will be
sent two more times, which he hopes
will bring in a 30 percent overall re-
sponse rate, he said.
"We have to let students know
more about it and how important it is
for them to answer these questions,"
Wubah said. "The more students re-
spond to it, the better the data will be
in terms of analyzing it and explaining
what is happening."
"I think I saw that survey and
straight deleted it from my
UF finance senior
Jake Fuller, a finance senior, said he
doubted students would be inclined to
fill out the survey.
"I think I saw that survey and
straight deleted it from my e-mail
box," Fuller said. "I don't feel like I
would really have time to do a sur-
Still, he said he thought UF had
plenty of room for improvement.
Despite limited funding, he said
UF needed to use its resources to hire
"I think the sheer number of people
at UF is ridiculous," Fuller said.
"You're just one person in the masses,
so there's not a lot of one-on-one
interaction between faculty and the
Dodge cuts charity cash
By SHAUNA CANTY
Alligator Contributing Writer
Funding for GrabLife GiveLife, a col-
lege-based philanthropic contest spon-
sored by Dodge, was cut last week, which
could be bad news for a UF program.
The contest would have awarded
$20,000 to the first organization to reach
20,000 online votes, and Dance Marathon
at UF was in first place at press time with
more than 12,000 votes.
Mallory Ramos, the public relations
chairwoman for Dance Marathon, said
the only information she has received
about the cut is an e-mail from the Project
Adlego Campaign, which coordinates the
Dodge began the project in conjunc-
tion with Adlego a few years ago as a
way to connect more with students, said
Jennifer Sicard, chief operating officer of
the Sidlego Team, which coordinates the
Adlego projects. The money for the cam-
paign was coming from Dodge but was
directed through the team.
GrabLife GiveLife is one of multiple
programs that Dodge was forced to cut.
"It affects us pretty drastically," Sicard
said. "We don't have an obvious replace-
ment client. We would like to keep it go-
ing, but no one is on the board."
She said her team recognizes that stu-
dents will be upset by this decision.
The Sidlego Team will be contributing
$3,000 for the winner.
"There is really a larger picture to look
at," she said. "People aren't just going to
understand, so we had to come up with
something to compensate for their ef-
On the Adlego Web site,
Local a message was posted an-
News nouncing the withdrawal of
Other UF organizations were signed
up for the contest, including Relay for
Life and some sororities' and fraternities'
Ramos said she was surprised that
Dodge revoked its sponsorship because
it's such a large company.
Dance Marathon would have donated
the prize money to the Children's Miracle
"It is really unfortunate that this hap-
pened. We have done a lot of PR to get
people to vote," she said. "We were doing
really well at this and hoped to come out
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- Faculty set bad example
by keeping quiet
As most of us are politically aware undergraduates at
the flagship university of the state of Florida, we're
constantly being told to initiate change. We know we
need to make our opinions heard, organize and be leaders
in our communities and peer groups. We know that forming
Facebook groups doesn't count, either.
But we don't know why the faculty at UF isn't setting a
Take the recent hiring of state Sen. Mike Haridopolos as
case in point. Though professors and prominent lecturers
are traditionally hired after faculty review, Haridopolos
was appointed by UF officials without a careful review of
his academic credentials. Controversy ensued regarding his
salary, and allegations of resume inaccuracies soon followed.
Members of the media and a few individuals have thus far
generated most of the heat, but it's the faculty as a whole
whose rights have been most disregarded and whose voices
remain most unheard.
We understand the political nature of academia and the
danger to its inhabitants, tenured or not, inherent in speaking
against prominent administrators and politicians.
But we don't think we're out of line when we expect more
from our community of scholars at UF.
Look at the 25 faculty members at Florida State University
who protested in 2005 the fact that top administrators had
"enjoyed healthy salary increases" of about 8 percent a year
while faculty salaries increased by an average of 2.5 percent.
And both students and professors at Stanford University
banded together this past.fall to protest Donald Rumsfeld's
appointment to the Hoover- Institution, a think tank on
campus. Of the more than 3,500 signatures, nearly 300 were
It's hard to imagine that within a department where paper
is rationed and raises are unheard of, the professors don't
mind that a politician was hired without their traditional
approval and will be severely overpaid. Though several UF
professors have spoken during lectures about their anger
over the hiring one characterized the faculty response as
"tremendous resentment" a unified stance still remains to
We don't believe that the lethargic response from the
typically civic-minded inhabitants of Anderson Hall stems
from apathy or ignorance. What message are they sending to
their students? While earning our bachelor's degrees, we're
limited in our ability to effect long-term change. It's true that
some of us like to party, some of us prefer to listen to MP3s
instead of campus discourse and our voter turnout is wholly
disappointing. But it seems like even when we do organize,
our efforts are dismissed as selfish and trivial.
For example, a City Commission candidate told us that
students demand a better Regional Transit System because
we're the "MTV generation" that needs instant gratification
(the candidate even served us with a triple-snap). The gen-
eration before us shouldn't always assume the worst about
our motives just because of our age when they haven't given
us a good role model to follow.
The same campus leaders who characterize our demo-
graphic as uninvolved remain tight-lipped after being pub-
licly wronged. University professors, especially those who
promote political activism and social responsibility, need to
understand that students take notes on both their lectures
and their actions. The tenure system is designed to grant
professors the job security necessary to extend their lessons,
even unpopular ideas, beyond the classroom. Now is the
time to use it.
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Hiring senator at UF took some nerve
Recently told my students at UF to no longer e-mail as-
signments I'll have to print out. The history department,
too broke to buy paper and ink cartridges, is shutting
down its sole faculty printer.
Students are beginning to feel the same as their profes-
sors: demoralized. .
Faculty members have seen money for library materials
and conference travel disappear, forcing many to person-
ally fund job-related activities. History has quarantined its
copy machine, while other departments have unplugged
long-distance phone service, and cranky computers don't
get replaced. Worse, positions vacated by talented colleagues
leaving or retiring remain unfilled.
It's difficult to keep chins up as a great institution suffers
from hiring and salary freezes and has to do more with less,
and then watch the university president take an Olympian-
sized bonus. It was painful to learn recently that the state's
current fiscal slash and bum will translate into $47 million in
additional cuts at UF.
. Then came the news that UF had hired state Sen. Mike
Haridopolos as a lecturer with a joint appointment in the new
Bob Graham Center for Public Service and the Department of
Political Science. Many professors with distinguished teach-
ing and publication records and Ph.D.s would pant for the
princely $75,000 nine-month salary UF officials agreed to pay
I'm on the curriculum committee of the Graham Center,
and I teach one of its core courses. So I support the idea of
occasionally bringing in someone from a professional field to
teach our students.
Haridopolos' legislative experience suggests his presence
at UF will benefit the program. That said, faculty were told
long ago that the freeze prevented the appointment of a per-
manent director for the center, the most important individual
for launching its mission and fundraising effort. Why, then,
pay top dollar for someone who will actually have a limited
Jack E. Davis Haridopolos' contract period runs
Speaking Out for three semesters. Lecturers typi-
cally teach three courses a term. Not
Haridopolos. He will teach none in
his spring terms, and one or two in the fall. The university
maintains that in lieu of teaching, he will arrange student
internships in the Legislature. But my colleagues routinely
arrange internships themselves and receive no course reduc-
tion, no additional pay. Furthermore, the political science
department already has a faculty member who oversees a
successful internship program.
In appointing Haridopolos, UF officials took the unusual
measure of bypassing standard departmental procedures for
hiring lecturers. Many political-science faculty learned about
their new colleague only after reading the newspaper. Hiring
within the guidelines involves an important faculty review
to determine a candidate's qualifications.
In touting Haridopolos' credentials, he and UF-main-
tained that in addition to holding a master's degree from
the department of history at the University of Arkansas, he
was working on a Ph.D. there. The latter was news to folks at
Arkansas. The department graduate adviser, Richard Sonn,
told me Haridopolos "has not been associated with our pro-
gram since" 2000. Questioned, Haridopolos said he plans to
"enroll" in a Ph.D. program at Florida State University after
the legislative session.
A champion of tax relief, Haridopolos has done well
for himself at taxpayer-supported institutions. The nearly
$40,000 a year Brevard Community College paid him be-
tween 2005 and 2007 to write a book is the kind of money tal-
ented authors with a literary agent get from New York pub-
lishers. In the academic world, faculty hardly earn enough in
book royalties to pay off self-incurred research expenses.
Haridopolos is moving on to better money at a time when
Florida taxpayers and UF are having to cinch their belts
SEE COLUMN, PAGE 7
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tighter. We have no money to hire
adjuncts, bad news for the uni-
versity system with the country's
highest teacher-student ratio. We
may have to gut our graduate
program, and faculty may face
a 2.5 percent salary "furlough."
Lecturers, including those with
teaching awards (and families), '
may be laid off.
One wonders what lessons the
Graham students and future
state leaders will take away
from his appointment A dynamic
educational program named for a
true public servant, the Graham
Center needs a permanent direc-
tor and the history department
needs ink cartridges. Perhaps the
university shouldstart there and
let Haridopolos represent the
Jack E. Davis is an associate pro-
fessor of history at UF. This column
originally appeared in the Orlando
Sentinel on Friday.
Letters to the Editor
Greek machine breeds SG corruption
The brave young woman who wrote
Friday's letter exposing to the Student Body
how the Greek political machine works ought
to be commended.
Forcing social organizations to vote by
collection of "I Voted" stickers is the lifeblood
of the Gator Party. To those who are active in
Student Government politics, it is the elephant
in every room.
That is why the Pants Party gave out "I
Voted" stickers last spring. It is also why the
UF Supreme Court disqualified the Pants
Party. That is why the supervisor of elections
orders four different sets of "I Voted" stickers,
each with a different design, while at the same
time getting rid of polling locations because
they are too expensive. It is the reason the
Gator Party gets about 4,900 votes every se-
Neither I nor the Orange and Blue Party
hate the Greek community or the idea of a fra-
ternity or a sorority. We just hate the corrup-
tion a political machine breeds. We hate to see
people in Student Government get punished
because they wear the wrong letters.
We hate to see organizations get blacklisted
from socials because they don't support the
system's party enough. We hate to see entire
pledge classes forced to skip classes because
they must support the system or their organi-
zation will suffer.
The Orange and Blue Party will fight to
end corruption in Student Government.
Online voting would create problems
Friday's "anonymous sorority member"
knows something I don't. According to her,
only members of Greek organizations are able
to go to campus and vote at some point during
the 24 hours that polls are open.
Even though she may be told that voting is
mandatory now, she can still vote for whom-
ever she wants in the voting booth.
If online voting is established, organiza-
tions, Greek or otherwise, will be able to col-
lect members' logins and passwords so they
can not only make sure everyone votes, but
that they vote for the "right" party.
That doesn't sound so "inconceivable" to
me. Every student has the right to be heard
- all they have to do is vote. With polling
locations, all coercion is checked at the door,
and with two days to vote, it's hard to make
excuses not to.
It's time to put aside the argument that vot-
ers are disenfranchised without online voting.
Woody Allen said that 90 percent of life is just
showing up that includes voting.
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Haridopolos hiring is mismanagement
The circumstances surrounding the recent
hiring of Sen. Haridopolos is just one more
example of President Machen's mismanage-
ment of the University of Florida. I am not op-
posed to hiring Haridopolos entirely; it would
definitely be helpful for the university to have
a powerful senator to act as a lobbyist in the
The problem is hiring him as a lecturer
of political science without consulting the
faculty, and then awarding him an unusually
high salary at a time when the department of
political science cannot even afford for its pro-
fessors to make copies of their syllabi to hand
out in class.
To make matters worse, it has now come
out that Haridopolos has misrepresented his
resume. Haridopolos claimed to be working
on his Ph. D. at the University of Arkansas,
when in reality he has not been enrolled since
So now we expect him to complete his
doctorate, serve in the Senate and all the while
put in enough time here. at UF to warrant
his $75,000 salary, which is far beyond the
average $46,580 earned by similarly qualified
This is simply another example of
President Machen's mismanagement of our
university and our futures.
8, ALLIGATOR E MONDAY, MARCH 3,2008
City, state leaders discuss economic impact of litter
By KRISTEN HUFF
Alligator Contributing Writer
Gainesville leaders agreed at a
summit Saturday that litter is not
only an aesthetic problem for the
community but also an economic
At the event, which was orga-
nized by Keep Alachua County
Beautiful, a nonprofit organiza-
tion and affiliate of Keep America
Beautiful, a panel of community
leaders addressed an audience
-of roughly 30 about the various
effects of litter, especially its eco-
Steve Scanlon, Gainesville
maintenance engineer for
the Florida Department of
Transportation, said last year his
department, spent $350,000 pick-
ing up litter from 370 miles of
state road in Alachua County.
That money could have been
put toward other necessary re-
sources, especially in light of re-
cent budget cuts, Scanlon said.
"This isn't just a 'feels good'
type of thing this is a real eco-
nomic impact," he said.
Steve Joplin, interim solid
waste director for the City of
Gainesville,. said inmate "crews
clean up 13,000 to 15,000 pounds
of litter per month from 30 miles
of neighborhood roads.
However, other costs are in-
curred from litter aside from the
obvious expense of picking it up.
Marcheta Keefer, tourism mar-
keting manager for the Alachua
County Visitor and Convention
Bureau, said litter influences the
success of the tourism industry.
Clean locations emit a mes-
sage of safety and allow tourists
to focus on why they are visiting
instead of being distracted by lit-
ter, Keefer said.
"This isn't just a 'feels
good' type of thing this is
a real economic impact."
Gainesville maintenance engineer
for the Florida Department of
This is especially important in
a city where the slogan is "Where
Nature and Culture Meet," she
"If we do not address what we
are here to address today, we will
lose visitors," she said.
Gainesville Mayor Pegeen
Hanrahan said she noticed the
problem has been spreading.
IHanrahan said litter begets lit-
ter and when it becomes prolific,
neighborhoods become more sus-
ceptible to crime. Little regard for
the community can reflect little
regard for the law, she said.
Ray Khan/ Alligator
A panel of local and state leaders discuss litter problems in Gainesville Saturday morning at the Hippodrome
State Theatre. The summit is the kick-off event for the three-month long 2008 Great American Cleanup.
The mayor and others made
a point to say that teaching chil-
dren the consequences of litter
needs to' be a priority to change
the mindset of the community
and stop the problem before it
Other solutions were offered,
including stricter enforcement
of laws that are already in place,
which can result in fines or even
"People don't think of this as a
crime," Hanrahan said.
The summit was the kickoff
event to the three-month-long
2008 Great American Cleanup,
during which residents are en-
couraged to clean up, fix up and
Keep Alachua County
Beautiful has already sched-
uled volunteer cleanup projects
throughout March and April.
Graham Center to bring Crist, Martinez and Dean to speak this year
GRAHAM, from page 1.
rian with two Pulitzer Prizes for his books
"Truman" and "John Adams" will speak at
the University Auditorium on Tuesday.
Rosenbaum said he expects McCullough,
who also wrote "1776," to draw a large
crowd, although he said he isn't sure how
well-known he is among students.
"If he isn't, he should be," Rosenbaum Thursday with a lecture from Sen. Chuck
d. Hagel, R-Neb., and Sen. Jay Rockefeller,
Graham personally invited McCullough,
who will not be paid for his speech,
Rosenbaum said. Graham's daughter is
married to McCullough's son.
"It was a happy coincidence that we
could get a guy of this quality," Rosenbaum
The celebration will wrap up on
Free tickets are avail-
On able for the event, as well as
Campus McCullough's speech, at the
Graham Center office in Pugh
Hall, Room 220. The speech marks the
first in the Graham Center's Presidential
Lecture Series moderated by Graham.
Michael Bowen, assistant director of
the Graham Center, said the center would
continue to bring prominent political
speakers to UF throughout the year, includ-
ing visits from Howard Dean, chairman of
the Democratic National Committee, and
Florida Sen. Mel Martinez.
The Graham Center will also, sponsor
an appearance from Gov. Charlie Crist in
October, Bowen said.
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Crowd samples wild game at annual 'Beast Feast'
BY ANDREA ASUAJE
Alligator Contributing Writer
Stewed Bambi with vegetables.
Barbecued Pumbaa. Fried Albert.
For some, these dishes sound like
stomach-churning foods from a Discovery
Channel special. For others, they are delica-
All these unconventional meats and
more were served at Saturday night's 25th
Annual Wild Game Dinner, also known
as the "Beast Feast," held by UF's student
chapter of The Wildlife Society. About 500
people attended, said Rainer Shaw, the vice
president of the organization.
The feast is the group's major fundraiser
for the year, said Bill Giuliano, faculty ad-
viser for the society. Tickets were $15 for
adults and $6 for children, and Giuliano
said the society will use the funds to pay
operating fees and to fund competitions
and regional meetings throughout the
He said this year was different because
the feast offered more game from Africa
and Asia, including python and watusi, an
African cow. The feast also featured water
buffalo, wild boar and about 10 different
species of venison, the culinary name for
deer, he said.
"It's good for you," he said.
Shaw said other cultures throughout the
world find these animals to be perfectly
normal to eat, while Americans view eating
wild game as taboo.
This year is also the first year the feast
served iguana, he said.
"How often are you going to eat
UF English sophomore
"I don't know if too many people are go-
ing to try it," he said.
He said the most popular dish at the
feast is usually alligator. And the most ad-
Water buffalo tongue, he said assuredly.
He described how all the other meats
had been cooked a certain way or were
served with rice or vegetables in order to
make them less intimidating. However,
the water buffalo tongue was on a tray by
"It's out there for you to see," he said.
Emily Wood, a UF English sophomore,
attended the event in order to support her
friends in the society and out of curiosity to
try new things.
"I've always wanted to try food that's
interesting," Wood said.'
She said she would encourage others to
come to the feast.
"How often are you going to eat African
elk-deer?" she said.
Trustee fears 'brain drain' at university
TRUSTEES, from page 1
Bright Futures is beneficial to Florida families, but
the scholarship is also UF's "great detriment" be-
cause it keeps funds out of the university's hands
- funds UF needs to avoid losing its quality of
Eikenberg said he understood the board's case
for tweaking Bright Futures, but Crist is concerned
about the burden of higher costs for families.
Board members struggled with the idea that
many students whose families can afford tuition
go to UF. almost free of charge, leading some to
consider making the scholarship need-based or
increasing its standards.
At UF, where being eligible for the program is
almost a pre-requisite for admission, the lack of
revenue earned from tuition creates a disparity
between accessibility and a quality education, said
Carlos Alfonso, a UF trustee.
Trustee Joelen Merkel said Bright Futures was
established to keep Florida's students in-state, but
UF fears a similar "brain drain" in faculty members
because it cannot afford to increase their salaries.
Machen said no matter how deep the cuts are,
establishing a better salary program for faculty and
staff is long overdue.
Merit raises of only 1 percent for faculty would
cost UF $5 million, Machen said.
UF's inability to hire new faculty and advisers
during budget cuts is one of the board's biggest
concerns, Morgan said. UF ranks nearly last in
teacher-student ratios nationwide.
Rick Yost, UF trustee and chairman of the
Faculty Senate, said UF's student-teacher ratio is
Other institutions in the
Association of American
Universities have student-teach-
er ratios of 14-to-1 or 16-to-1, and
they also charge higher tuition
than UF, Yost said.
On Thursday, Machen pro-
posed cutting UF's enrollment
Machen by about 3,500 students over the
next few years to improve the
ratio, but cutting that many would only decrease
the ratio to 20-to-1. Another way to reach that ratio
would be to hire 175 more faculty members and
keep enrollment as is, he said.
Hiring that many faculty during a time of tight
budget cuts would be just about impossible with-
out extra tuition money funds hard to come by
under current constraints of Bright Futures.
"I think the only hope we have is to bring the
tuition up to where we can offer the kind of educa-
tion the students deserve," Yost said.
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OR ANG rm 1 line voting to SG elections.
ORANGE, from page 1 He said Orange and Blue
senators would meet Monday
Tommy Jardon, the for- nights before Tuesday Student
mer Orange and Blue Party's Senate meetings to discuss their
presidential candidate, said the goals and
party's senators plan to hold the Student how to make
Gator Party more accountable Government them a real-
and introduce more of their own ity, he said.
bills. The Orange and Blue Party
"We plan on getting them on and its ideas aren't going to fade
the record opposing or support- away, he said.
ing any number of student issues Jardon said though Unite
important to students," Jardon won a significant amount of
said. "And not letting them seats a few years ago, the party
waste time on passing resolu- didn't survive.
tions praising Tim Tebow." He said the Orange and Blue
Jardon, president of Students Party would run a full slate of
for Online Voting, said one of the Student Senate candidates in
first issues the Orange and Blue fall.
Party would push is bringing on-
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60 sec walk to UF. Short term avail. 1 or 2
rooms $425 & up. Call 352-538-2181 4-23-
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Biggest Town homes in Titletown!
1600 + SQF of awesomeness!
Garages/ 10ft ceilings/ Gated
Best kept secret in Gville- For Fall!
Must see to believe, 372-0400
Live at a Legend!
The Polos of Gainesville
Leasing for fall & immediate!
Spacious 1, 2 & 3 bedrooms. W/D in EVERY
unit, 3 pools, large 24 hour gym, computer
lab with free printing, tanning and more!
Minutes from UF, shopping and Shands. On
all major bus routes. Pets welcome. Call now
forspecials: 335-7656, www.thepolosuf.com
Move In Todayl
1/1's starting at $529
2/1's for fall $410/person
Quiet, pet-loving community
LUXURY STUDENT CRIBS
All Inclusive 3's and 4's.
GINORMOUS 2/2.5 Townhouses
Roommate Matching Available
FREE Cable, Tanning, Alarms, W/D
FREE 24 hr Fitness Center.
Furniture, Utility and Internet Packages!
Convenient Bus Route! 2 Miles to UF
FORGET YOU HAVE ROOMMATES!
Huge 4BR townhomes w/W/D. 1662 sq.ft.
FREE gym membership and FREE cable!
LIVE THE LIFE!
All Inclusive Ind. leases
Big 2/2s 3/3s & 4/4s
Filling fast Lease now
Who Would Have Thought?
HUGE & COZE 1 & 3 Beds
One Month FREE Move Now
Call now: 372-8100* We love pets!
BIG AND CHEAP
2/1.5 apt 1100 sq ft $675
3/2 apt 1300 sq ft $750
1800 NW 4th St. Over 20 houses also
available 373-4423 www.maximumre.com
MONDAY, MARCH 3,2008 I'ALLIGATOR, 11
unfurnished '1 Ii f
The Perfect Location at the Best Pricel
Live in Downtown Luxury for Fall!
Two and Three Bedroom Townhomes
Washer/Dryers*Patios*We Love Pets!
Sign NOW for fall! 338-0002
Gainesville's Best Kept Secret
Leasing for Fall & NOWI
Luxury 2/2 TH & 3/3 Flats
FREE Cable, FREE Tanning, FREE Alarms
Walk to UF *379-WALK
All inclusive studios from $575
2brs from $395/room
Walk to class, free parking
Pets Welcome! 352-372-7111
YOU'VE HEARD ABOUT IT
NOW EXPERIENCE IT
Live the Condo lifestyle in one of our
1, 2, or 3 bdrm apts.
Open Sat 10-5/Sun by appt.
3700 Windmeadows Apts
(behind Butler Plaza)
NOW LEASING FOR AUGUST
Large 1, 2 & 3 bdrmn Floor Plans;
Furniture Packages Inc. Washer/Dryer;
Workout Rm, Tennis Court; Swimming Pool;
Sauna etc. Mon-Fri 9-6, Sat 10-3
700 SW 62nd Blvd 877-781-8314
NOW LEASING FOR AUGUST
Individual Leases: Furniture Packages,
Incl Washer/Dryer, FREE Hispeed Internet;
Every Unit is an End Unit
Mon-Fri 9-6, Sat 10-3
701 SW 62nd Blvd 866-747-8443
For Rent p -,
CRICKET CLUB II
Brand new 1, 2, & 3 bdrm
Conveniently located near
and SFCC. For more info.. Call:
M-F 9-6, Sat b, Sun 1-5
Ask About Our Move In Specials
1BR/1 BA starting at $655
Close to UF & Shands
2411 SW 35th PI
M-F 9-6, Sat. 10-2
ACROSS FROM UF!
All inclusive studios from $575
1BRs from $599 Avail Fall 2008
Pets loved. Wood floors available
Available Now & Fall
Visions South Apts.
Walk to UF. new complex 1BR $999
2BR 2.5 BA washer/Dryer
$1499 pets allowed
Gore-Rabell Realty 378-1387
Your new home is here & waiting!
Fall openings for 1,2,3, & 4 BR's
HUGE BR's, alarm, patio, d/w, tennis, pool
Call 352-376-4002 or pinetreegardens.com
Ceramic tile, maple cabinets, TV in Kitchen
Huge Scr. Porches, W/D, Walk-in Closets
Only 1.5 miles to UF
2/2's & 3/3's Starting at $500/per person
Hidden Lake'374-FUNN 4-23-72-2
**CAMPUS EDGE CONDO**
2BR/2BAwalk to class/gym. Mins to Shands.
Tile floor, WD in unit. $535/room. Available
fall 239-250-6149, 239-992-2449 3-24-08-
LUXURY 2/2 STEPS TO UFI
LEASING FOR FALL 2008
Private baths, W/D, monitored alarm
From under $650 per person! Pets OK
.: For Rent For Rento
ii. n furnished unfurnished
4BR/4BA Furnished $1099
5BR/2BA Near UF $1095
3BR/2BA Duckpond $995
Ask about Move-In Specials!
30 + Properties Available!
1 Block to UF 1 BR apt $600/mo.
2BR apt. $650/mo NW 15th Ave & 5th St.
3BR home $975 NW 7th Ave.
Call Michael 331-2100 3-7-44-2
3 bedroom Across from UFI
Available fall 2008
ONLY $505 per person!
Open late and weekends
MOVE IN TODAY!
Studios and 1/1 s
From as low as $629/person!
Open late and weekends
SORORITY ROW APTS
Brand new luxury apts w/gourmet kitchens,
balconies & swings. Walk to UF classes & so-
rorities next year Tour today 352-376-6223.
Virtual tours: www.SororityRowApts.com.
60 Apts Near UF
on 1 website: www.Trimarkproperties.com
Photos & Virtual Tours for 60 apts near UF.
Studios $615+ 1BR $659+ 2BR $829+ *
3BR $617/br+ 4BR $474/br *352-376-6223
*SUN ISLAND APT*
**Walk or Bike to Campus**
1-1 from $560/mo*O2-1 from $660/mo
** LUXURY APTS **
CLOSEST TO CLASS
2bd/2ba available for Fall
111 NW 16th St. #1, Call 376-1111
$200 Signing Bonus
Sorority Row Townhomes
Luxury 2/2.5 from $635/room
Wood floors avail. Pets loved.
Plus July free on
15 month lease
May 08 July 09
1.1 from $560
2.1 from $650
Cute cottage 2 bedroom 1 bath, with study,
nice yard 310 N.W. 20th Avenue $795/mo
call Barbara 317-4392, Green Tree Realty,
3 BLOCKS to UF
1,2, & 3 Bdrms
The Nicest Luxury Apts in Gville
Walk/bike to class. Summit House Condos,
across the street from the VA on 16th Ave.
2/1, avail 8/1, quiet, safe, renovated, added
features: micro, DW & island counter. Dep
$200/person, Rent $900/mo 352-843-0862.
**ONE MONTH FREE**
Private Single-story Villas
**1 BR ONLY $529"
**2BR ONLY $599"
Alarms Avail*Small pets ok
Move-in Today*375-1519 4-23-60-2
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TODAY Only $699
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Move in TODAY!! 376-0828 4-2360-2
WD HU*Storage*Large Kitchen
2BR/2BA ONLY $759
3BR/2BA ONLY $864
Near Oaks Mall & Tower Rd.
Move-in TODAY*333-1120 4-23-60-2
Walk to UF. May: 3bd 2bth house $1300.
2bd 2.5 bth twn house $1000. 2bd lbth
$700. 1bd 1bth $550. Studio $400.00 Aug:
2bd 2.5 bth twn house $1000. 2 bd 1 bth
$700. 1bd lbth $550. 1 yr, SD, NS, No pets.
email@example.com or 352-870-7256. 3-
BRAND NEW 2/2 TH AVAILABLE NOW!
2 BLOCKS TO CAMPUS
W/D, DW, Granite! Pets welcome
Call Today! Open late! 371-7777
Haile Plantation Villa 2/2 garage
$1,100 per mo. avail. Feb. 2008
9779 SW 52 Rd. Call 305-542-4650 3-18-
BLOCKS TO UF Houses & Apts w/ample
parking. Rent directly from owner. No dealing
w/brokers or agents. Houses from $1500/mo;
apts from $525/mo. See dalyproperties.com
or call Carol 352-377-3852 3-31-08-39-2
2 bed/1 baths Avail.Now!
$575/mo. On busline,
Mins. To Shands, VA & UF.
Union Properties 352-373-7578
Walk to UF from our many
Locations, 1,2,3, or 4;bedrooms
Behind Norman Hall or
Along Univ. Ave.
Don't Wait, Call Today!
Union Properties 352-373-7578
Union Properties of Gainesville, In.
Friendly, Professional Service.
Call us today so we may help you
find your next home.
CALLING ALL GATORS!
Walk to campus from our many
Properties close to UF.
1,2,3 & 4 bedrooms for FALL.
Union Properties 352-373-7578
WINDSOR TERRACE APTS.
3520 SW 20th Avenue
Bus Route, close to shops
Union Properites 352-373-7578
MALIBU COVE APTS.
1114 SW 7th Avenue
Spacious Loft Style
Behind Norman Hall
Union Properties 352-373-7578
Move In TODAY...
Start LIVING Tomorrow-"
Huge 2BR w/Patio
Located behind Butler Plaza
2158 sq ft 4/3 home in NW Gville. Minutes
to UF. Appl. included. Remodeled. Ceramic
and wood floors, 2 car gar, deck, 1/2 acre
lot, fenced. $1,550/m, $2,000 sec. dep. 3120
NW 31st Blvd. 352 466-0358. Avail May. 3-
12, ALLIGATOR U MONDAY, MARCH 3,2008
dFornRent 1 ForRent Subleases -Subleases .
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2br2ba 1 car gar Home on 1 acre. Millhopper
$875 or we do lawn $1000. lbr 1 ba each a
garden apt SW $540 Pets ok both locations
mature only. 352-377-2150 Please leave us a
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/1BAAPTS
with W/D, cent H/AC, DW, ceramic tile,
private patio, pets arranged. Off SW 34th
St near bus rte. From $689/mo 377-1633
2, 3, 4 br. Upscale condos for rent
Sign a lease by March 15th
& receive a $500 signing bonus.
Visit our website:
Raise Your Standards
Why settle for less than you deserve?
FREE Utilities, FREE Cable, FREE Internet
Luxury 2s & 4s starting at just $499
RM Match & 1 Mi from UF 271-3131
Creek Forest, NW 1 br minutes from shop-
ping, downtown $ UF, central air/heat, back
deck, w/d hookup, includes some utilities,
1731 NW6th St. 375-7104 x 113
Whispering Pines, brand new units
convenient to hospitals and vet school,
2br/2ba, fully equipped kitchen, icemaker,
washer and dryer, monitored alarm system,
$1000/mo, now renting for summer/fall
semesters, ask about our specials
1731 NW6th St. 375-7104 x113
Luxury Living Just off Sorority Rowl
New this year COTTAGES AT NORMAN.
Act Now Only 2 cottages left. 2BR/2BA
or 3BR/2BA. Less than 100 feet from
Norman --Hall. Ask about rent special.
www.bellaproperties.net or 352-335-5424.
Escape complex living at Palm Villas Apt
Luxury Apartments targeting grad students
and young professionals. Very quiet, yet con-
venient to shopping. On RTS Bus Route #12.
See web page for photos and floor plans.
www.bellaproperties.net or 352-335-5424
Spacious*Affordable*Close to 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 morel
Call now, spaces limited 352-377-6700
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
2BR/1 BA Downtown $450/mo
3BR/2BA Townhouse w/d, 8 mo old, $1200
Gore-Rabell Real Estate
4/2 Family Home in Duckpond
Wood floors, new kitchen, big fenced yard.
$1350. Jeffrey 352-246-5801 3-7-08-15-2
Action Real Estate Services
Houses to Condos
1-4 BR, Starting at $450 -
2 & 3 bd houses for Aug in quiet areas.
Cute, clean, cent H/AC, WD, wood floors,
nice yards, bike to UF, $690 to $1200. 352-
336-6116 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
NE 10th St. W/D hk-ups. Hardwood, fans,
large backyard, excellent condition, $900/mo
No Dogs 373-3736 No Section 8. 3-3-10-2
Available in Fall. 1-2-3 bedrooms, Hardwood
floors, fans, porches, downtown. No dogs.
1st-last-security. 373-3736 No Section 8
Spacious and Affordable 4BR/3BA House.
Located near campus on Archer Rd across
from bus route and Best Buy. $900/mo. 352-
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
1/2 BLOCK TO UF & NORMAN HALL. 1
BLOCK TO SORORITY ROW. Spacious Full
1Bed/1Bath Unit. Large closets & Private
outdoor terrace. All kitchen appliances incl.
Only a couple left $650 Call 210-391-3794
Immediate Move In! Great location near
Oaks Malli 2br 1 1/2bth condo,$795 per
mnth.Unit features tile & wood floors, w/d, all
major appliances in the kitchen, fireplace.
For additional info call (352)514-0372 3-
1700 sq ft 3BR/2BA house for rent. Wood
floors, screened-in large back porch, jacuzzi,
W/D, corner lot. $1400/mo + utils. Call 352-
258-9116 to see. 3-24-08-15-2
Looking Glass Apartment for rent 2BR/2BA
across street from Library West. Reduced
Tent $1000/mo. Luxury apartment with bay
windows, full kitchen 813-767-9536 3-18-
lbd/lba $450 (Available Now), lbd/lba
- $475 (Available August), 4bd/2ba $1350
(Available July). All properties located on
the comer of NW 15th Ave. and 5th St. See
www.myspace.com/gvilleinfo for details. 3-
CRICKET CLUB II gated condos,
Tower Rd, NEW 1,2,3 bedrooms,
pool, gym, washer and dryer.
Starting at $119,900, 332-4544.
Choose your own incentives! 4-23-35-2
2/1 Completely upgraded throughout All new
kitchen stainless appliances All new bath
Cable/high speed internet avail Separate
laundry room 1 mile from UF, Shands,
shopping $765/mo. Sorry, no pets e-mail
email@example.com or 727-423-9463.
Bckgrd/credit check required. 3-7-08-7-2
Save $$$ on PARKING & GAS. PERFECT
for Medical, Dental, Vet, Grad. Students! 2
min. walk to UF, Shands & VA. 1 BR/1 Bath
avail. April, $610/mo. Very clean & quiet.
COUNTRY GARDENS (352)373-4500
Save gas & kick the roommate habits
IBR/IBA now renting for Fall 20081
Gatornest Apts. 2 bilks to UF
300 NW 18th St $585/mo.
Gatorside Apts. 4 biks to UF
1600 NW 4th Ave $430/mo.
Centerpoint Apts. Bike to UF
1220 NW 12th St $475/mo.
or Call 352-371-3636
**No Application Fee**
4BR/2BA, Study Room, Washer & Dryer,
Dishwasher. Available for August 2008. 610
NW 34 Terr. Call Manny 352 317 4408
3BR/2BA, Washer & Dryer, Family room/
Study room. Available August 2008. 929
NW 22 St. Call Manny 352-317-4408
*** Walk to UF***
2BR/1BA, Washer & Dryer, 2 Cars Tenant
Permits. 204 NW 18 ST. Call Manny 352-
Last spring semester
paper published on
2008 SUMMER SUBLEASE: 1BDRM IN
2/1 apartment, located 2 blocks behind
The Swamp Restaurant. Rent is $472/mon.
Including utilities and cable, approximately
$550. Enjoy mid-town at night GREAT
Live only steps from campus.& get a view
overlooking the stadium Sublease 2B/2Ba
apt at Looking Glass. The rent is $575 per
person. Available May until Aug & half the
rent for may will be payedl For more info, plz
call (954) 494-9856 3-31-16-3
CALL TODAY!!! I o ommates.
or mates ,
PLACE YOUR AD AT
Apartments Sublet & Roommates
SUBLEASE Madison Pointe 1BR 1 BA Apt.
with W/D, dishwasher, & screen porch. Pool,
exercise room, sauna tennis, BBall court,
security guard on-site. $795/mo. + utilities.
Available April or May 1st-July 31st. Call Jen
lbd/lbr in the polo's, fireplace, vaulted
ceilings, washer and dryer included, walk-
in closet, Great Amenties, Great Location
AVAILABLE NOWI $730/mon. Call Kerri 561-
Apr/May-Aug. sublease. 1 room in a 2/1
apt @ Univ. Commons. Rent paid thru May,
$489/mo, negotiable. Bldg next to pool.
Furnished, W/D, DW, balcony. 2nd room also
avail. Call Sarah 704-299-6451 3-4-08-10-3
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
1BR 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
Room for Rent sublet master bedroom, own
bath, NW, washer, dryer, March-July, $400/
mo 352-262-6541. 3-3-5-3
Sublease in Gainesville great locationlAmple
parking, private bath & walk in closets $395/
mo incl.cable/intemet + uti. Females only.
Call Ali (786)543-4137 3-4-5-3
SHORT LEASEI One bed apartment at Pine
Rush from March 15 July 31. Regular rent
$559 but apt is $489 only and no pay for re-
decoration fees (200). 4117 SW20th Ave. Tel
SUMMER SUBLEASE- Cabana Beach Apts.
1/1 in 4/4. Furnished. ALL utilities incl. (w/d,
cable, internet, gym, pool, study rm) Gated.
2 bus stops in complex. Avail May-Aug $505/
month. Female only. Call Cathy (305)528-
2/2 Sublet in Stoneridge Apts, May-July, 2nd
floor, next to pool tennis bball, fitness center
& laundry, 12 & 35 bus, 1,111 sqfti, cats al-
lowed, $710/mo negotiable,
SUMMER SUBLEASE: 3/3 townhouse apt. in
Greenwich Green. ALL ROOMS AVAIL. May
thru July. $1190/mo, cable + water inc. W/D,
furn. avail, pool. Close to campus. Bus 12
Sam 561-602-6589 or Nicole 561-307-9380
ROOM @ THE LANDINGS, Available Now
3 BR / 3BA with 2 Girls, Friendly Students
$481/mo. + 1/3 utilities W/D Incl.
Pool, Gym, and Free Tanning Available
Please Call 954-856-4433 3-3-08-2-3
Roommate Matching HERE
Oxford Manor 377-2777
The Landings 336-3838
The Laurels 335-4455
Hidden Lake 374-3866
* $280-$310/mo Nice rooms. Walk to UF.
Short term ok. Low move-in. Small pet pos-
* ALSO 5BR house, bike to UF. $1000. 352-
Quiet Nw neigherhood near UF $375-$475
3Br/2Ba house, large 2 car garage, Washer/
Dryer, fenced backyard, screened porch. Bus
route 8 & 29
352-214-9548 or firstname.lastname@example.org 3-
$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
HSIntemet-TV, call 332-3852. 3-31-08-30-4
Male roomie needed. Share fum 3BR/2BA
house w/yng prof $400/mo + 1/2 until Directv,
ph, wireless, Vonage, elec. W/D, office space
pvt BA (mom) Ig yd fenced, pets ok, trees,
wooddeck, hottub, pond. 15 min drive to UF,
near bus, Lakeview Ests 352-682-6297 Ken
*** 4 LARGE BRS AVAIL NOW 0*0
5 blocks from UF. Only $375/mo/ea incl utils.
Get set for fall...this place has it alli Wood firs,
W/D, ceiling fans. Save $30/mo move in now
before Aug prices 222-8910 3-4-10-4
Female, UF, roommates wanted by UF
student to share Three beds/two bath,
fum/unfum townhouse. 5 mins to campus.
Washer/dryer. No smoking. No pets. 813-
HANDYMAN SPECIAL Disc 4 wk. Share 2/2
MH Cornerstone. Fum rm avail now. $200
N/R dep. $400/m $100/wk incl elec, ph, cab,
laun & cook sve. N/A,N/S, N/D. Need vehicle.
Near bus/shops. Sm caged pet ok. 331-3666
Walk/bike to class, male to share 2/1 at
Summit House on SW 16th Ave. & half
utilities, $450/mo rent, $200 security. Avail.
now. Call 352-843-0862. No pets or smok-
ENJOY A ROMANTIC OLD HOUSE
Near library downtown. $285-$370/rm + utils.
Short term. No pets. No smoking. 378-1304
2 rooms open $100 p/week, locked BR,
cable/full. Call 376-0384 for info. If not there
leave msg. Will return all calls within 3-4 hrs.
Close to UF. Responsible individual needed
to share beautiful 4BR/2BA house. W/D.
$325/mo plus share of utilities and security
deposit. (352)-328-4210. 3-4-08-5-4
Quiet/non-smoking roommate wanted to
share 2/2 townhouse. Pets welcomed Huge
rooms, quiet neighborhood, ,ample.parking,
located on Bus Routes 9/35. $417.50 + 1/2
utilities; Available 8/08. 561-212-6451 3-3-
Responsible roommate needed in 3br/2
bath house. Furnished. Rent $350 plus
utilities. High sp. internet and cable.
March 1 Aug. 1st. (561)703-3338 or
Female roommate wanted for large 3BR/2BA
flat in nice complex. On bus route. $408/mo
+elec & internet. Call (813)230-1622 3-4-
Large furnished room, private bath NW Gvlle
house incl all utils + hi spd. $475/mo Male
preferred. Call Mike 352-372-7387 3-21-
S Real Estate
Sell your house, condo, acreage, mobile
home and much more in the ALLIGATOR
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sible buyersI Mastercard and Visa accepted
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SEE ALL CONDOS
Matt Price Campus Realty, 352-281-3551
NEW CONDOS -WALK to UF
3 Biks to UF. For Info on ALL 1, 2, 3, 4
Bedrooms for Sale, Call Eric Leightman,
Campus Realty at 352-219-2879. 4-23-72-5
GATOR PLACE CONDOS
2/1, w/d, 800 sq ft, 1 1/2 miles to Shands.
3600 SW 23rd St. $84,900 or rent for $650/
mo 352-372-0507 4-23-72-5
New 2, 3, & 4BR Upscale Condos
with unique Architectural detailing. Starting at
$215,000 Opening August 2008. 352-373-
Walk to UF and Stadium from Luxurious
Jackson Square Condominiums
Built to last a lifetime. Prices starting at
$220s. Call 352-870-9453
Available from Commercial News Providers"
MONDAY, MARCH 3, 2008 0 ALLIGATOR, 13
BsIt' Furnishings: JH : Furnishings. ," ^ or ae"
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
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.
TATE, Keller Williams Realty 3-7-08-14-5
LOCATIONI 3/2 townhouse 1.400 sqf with'
many upgrades and big size backyard.
The lowest HOA $60. Tile and wood floors
everywhere. New paint, newer roof-sidings.
included all appliances. 352-328-9117 3-
4/4 condo @ University Terrace West.
Owner asking $165K. See website for
details and photos ufcondoforsale.com.
All furniture and decorations seen in the
photos are included. Call 954-802-1776
2/2 Like new condo 125k
3/2.5 townhouse $159K
3/2 with office $235K
3/2 with pool $260K
5/4 9 blocks from UF $349,900
5/3 8 blocks from UF $659,900
Jay Jolicoeur Exit Realty Producers 3-27-
Need Quiet To Study? 1BR/1-1/2BA condo
in gated community has 1003SF, open
floor plan, sim. wood floors, comm. pool &
tennis.$153,000. Call Judie Irwin, CB MM
Parrish @ 352-339-6879. 2-6-08-5-5
2BR/2BA CAPSTONE QUARTERS CONDO.
Close to UF/ShandsNA. Furnished. Good
Condition. $124,500. Heather Swanson, Pru-
dential Preferred Properties, 352-222-6344,
4BR/4BA LUXURY CONDO
NR SORORITY ROW-BLTAUG 05
AVAILABLE SUMMER 2008
ELEV ON PREMISE-904-838-7581 3-11-
MELROSE LAKE HOME 3BR/2BA home,
lighted deck w/hot tub, appliances included,
new carpet/paint, 2 storage sheds w/carport,
sandy beach. Great home to study, relax,
and have fun!! $279K. Call 352-332-4997
10 years serving UF area
Buyers and Sellers. Call today for
a FREE consultation. 352-318-3384
a ll Furnishings '
BED QUEEN $110 ORTHOPEDIC
Extra thick, pillow-top, mattress & box. Name
brand, new, still in plastic. Call 352-372-7490
will deliver. 4-23-08-72-6
BED FULL SIZE $85 ORTHOPEDIC
Pillow-top mattress & box. New, unused, still
in plastic w/warranty. Can deliver. Call 352-
MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT $375
Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must
sell. Can deliver. Retail $1600. 352-372-7490
BED KING $170 PILLOWTOP
mattress & box springs. Orthopedic rated.
Name brand, new, never been used, in
plastic with warranty. Call 352-372-8588 Can
CHERRY SLEIGH BED solid with Pillowtop
Mattress & Box. All new still boxed. Cost
$1500, sacrifice $450 352-333-7516
Sofa $175 Brand new in pkg 333-7516
BEDROOM SET. 7pc Cherry, Queen/ king
bed, dresser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, chests
avail. Dovetail const, New, in boxes. Can de-
liver. Retail $6500, must sell, sacrifice $1100
(352) 372-7490 4-23-08-71-6
SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather.
Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail
$2650. Sacrifice $750. Call 352-377-9846
DINING ROOM.Beautiful cherry set w/table,
6 Chippendale chairs, hutch & buffet.. New,
still in boxes. Retail $5200, sacrifice $1100.
Must sell. Can deliver. 352-372-8588 4-23-
FUTON Solid oak mission-style frame w/
mattress. New, in box. $140 332-9899
DINETTE SET 5pc $85 Brand new in box.
Never used. 352-377-9846 4-23-72-6
"BEDS -ALL BRAND NEW"*
"Full $80 Queen $100 King $170"
Orthopedic pillow-top sets. Brand name
matching sets not used or refurbished. Still
in plastic, direct from factory 352-333-7516.
BED- QUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mat-
tress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand
new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver.
$120 352-377-9846. 4-23-72-6
Bed-All New KingI 3pc Orthopedic pillowtop
mattress set. Brand NEW, still in plastic with
warranty. Can deliver. $200 352-333-7516.
BEDROOM SET- $300 BRAND NEW
Still in boxes 6 pieces include: Headboard,
2 Nightstands, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must
- sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 4-23-08-
FUTON $60 Solid Oak Mission Style. With
plush mattress $140. All brand NEW still in
box. Can deliver. 352-333-7516 4-23-72-6
Pool Table Gorgeous 8" All wood table.
Leather pockets, Italian 1" slate, carved legs.
Brand new still in crate. MUST SELL Retail
$5500. Sell $950. Can deliver 352-377-9846
Hot Tub/Spa $1295 Brand New Loaded!
Waterfall, LED lights, cupholders, 110-v
energy efficient with warranty. Free delivery,
MUST SELL 352-372-8588 4-23-72-6
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
CASH PAID FOR LAPTOPS
Working or not, Joel
www.pcrecycle.biz 336-0075 4-23-72-7
Computer Help Fast Gatoriand Computers
House/Dorm Fast response. No waiting/
unplugging/hassels. $30 Gator discount
wilD. Certified MCSE Technicians. 338-8041.
*1 Bicycles -
In the market for a new set of wheels or just
looking to add a second to that collection?
Want personalized handlebars or a fitted
seat? Check in the Alligator Classifieds
NEW& USED BIKES FOR SALE
WE REPAIR ALL BRANDS
Best Prices in Town *
SPIN CYCLE 373-3355
424 W UNIV AVE (DOWNTOWN)
. "Copyrighted Material
o' Syndicated Content
Available from Commercial News Providers"
Private, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF.
Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-538-
2181. Can leave mssg. 4-23-08-72-10
UF SURPLUS EQUIPMENT AUCTIONS
bikes, computers, printers, vehicles and
more. All individuals interested in bidding go
NANTUCKET POLYLINK 3
Length 14'9", width 26", depth 13"755 Ibs,
350 lbs capacity, cockpit 17" x 34". Priced to
sell $500. 352-335-3959 3-5-5-10
** SCOOTERS **
RPM MOTORCYCLES INC
SALES, SERVICE, PARTS
Many Brands Available 518 SE 2nd St.
*****New Scooters 4 Less*****
Motor Scooter Sales and Service!
Great Scooters, Service & Prices!
118 NW 14th Ave, Ste D, 336-1271
***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
New Scooters 4 Less has LOW service rates!
Will service any make/model. Close to UF!
Pick-ups avail $19.99 oil changesl! 336-1271
CLOSE TO CAMPUS 534 SW 4th Ave.
Scooters, E-bikes, Offroad, &Accessories!!
Best Prices and Customer Service!!
Buy A New Scooter, Buy A Used Scooter
All on one site Check the website or call
336-1271 for more info! 4-23-08-72-11
GATORMOTO is Gainesville's number 1
service facility. We repair ALL brands of
scooters. Pickups available. Lowest labor
rates around. Quickest turnaround time. Run
by Gator Grads so we know how to treat our
customers! 376-6275 4-23-08-72-11
3 New Electric Mopeds/Scooters
Burgundy, Blue, & Black. $689/ea.
Call 352-284-7174 Other models also
available at www.relectricscooters.com
HONDA CBR F3 600cc 1995, Fast & in Great
Condition. 15k miles. Many Extras must seel
$3000 OBO. 352-258-0134 3-5-10-11
FAST CASH PAID FOR ANY CAR*
*Running or not!*
*NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS
*Over 10 yr svc to UF students
OCall Don @ 215-7987 4-23-72-12
CARS -CARS Buy*SellOTrade
Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes
Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars
3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com
CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150
OVER 50 IMPORTS UNDER $10,000
SELECT MOTOR CAR
THE YELLOW BUILDING
2715 N MAIN 377-1616
$500! POLICE IMPOUNDS!
HONDAS, CHEVYS, TOYOTAS, ETC.
For listings 800-366-9813 ext 4622
14, ALLIGATOR N MONDAY, MARCH 3,2008
M '11 Autos
JUNK CARS HAULED AWAY!
*00 FREE 0 FREE 0 FREE* FREE***
MUST HAVE TITLE! METRO GNV ONLY!
CALf DON 215-7987 4-23-72-12
CARS FROM $29/MO!
Hondas 0 Chevys 0 Jeeps and more!
$0 Down, 36 Months @ 8.5% apr.
For listings call 800-366-9813 ext 9765
POWER WINDOWS DON'T WORK?
On site available. Call Steve 352-226-1973
*FAST CASH PAID*
For any car, truck, or SUV Running or lot.
'94 and up Call Segovia 352-284-8619 4-
* Sun City Auto Sales
* 2000 discount off finance price
* No credit check.
* All vehicles "0" down
* 352-338-1999 4-23-08-58-12
* Sun City Auto Sales
* Buy Here/Pay Here
* More than 300 vehicles in stock
* 30 days warranty any finance
* 352-338-1999 4-23-08-58-12
* Sun City Auto Sales
* Free service until end of contract
* 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
* 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
* Biythere/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
0 Oil change/tune-up/brake job
* 352-375-9090 4-23-57-12
* Sunrise Auto Sales
0 06 Honda Civic EX, 2Dr, 39k, BIk $11,999
* 04 Honda Civic, EX, 76k, $10,999
0 04 Honda Accord, LX, 58k, $11,999
* 352-275-9090 4-23-57-12
* Sunrise Auto Sales
* 04 Honda Element, EX, $11,999
* 03 Honda Civic LX, 56k, $9999
* 02 Honda Odyssey, $9999
* 352-375-9090 4-23-57-12
* Sunrise Ato Sales
* 02 Honda Accord, EX, $8999
* 02 Honda Accord, SE, $9999
* 01 Honda Accord, SE, $7999
* 00 Honda Accord, SE, $7999 4-23-57-12
Hot air, Runs good, looks great $1950. Call
Steve 226-1973 3-17-08-20-12
1997 Honda Civic
4 door LX, Black, 134,000 miles, great gas
mileage, $3,600 OBO, call Jessica 727 744
2004 CHEVY CAVALIER
Gator Blue, Very Clean
55,000 miles. Looks new.
$6700. Call 373-1845
Leave call back # on machine 3-4-5-12
1968 Camaro SS,396
Big Block,350 turbo trans, Automatic, Price
5800 USD, Black on Black, 18000 miles,
contafwt: (567) 201 4106/ email@example.com(
(e-mail for pictures/details)
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-
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. 3-28-08-72-13
UF GRAD PAYS MORE
for gold jewelry, scrap gold, Rolex, diamonds,
guitars, etc. Top $$$. Get my offer before you
sell! Call Jim 376-8090 or 222-8090 4-23-
Aquatic volunteer partner to have fun with me
at the local Gainesville Koi Club. I am blind, &
I am interested in raising two KQi fish toenter
a show. in Gainesville by next fall, Please
help, we may have fun, 352-219-6948. 3-
M1i1 Help Wanted
This newspaper assumes no responsibil-
ity for injury or loss arising from contacts
made through advertising. We suggest that
any reader who responds to advertising use
caution and investigate the sincerity of the
advertiser before giving out personal infor-
mation or arranging meetings
LIKE TO WORK WITH LUXURY CARS?
Bright? Enthusiastic? Like people? Must be
over 22, stable work history, clean driving
record, drug-free, personal references.
www.carrsmith.com for details. 4-23-72-14
CNA CLASS: $250! learn @ your own
time & pace. All you need to be a CNA
& pass the state exam is on VCR tape.
I have a 95% PASS RATE! check it out:
www.lapcnatraining.com or 800-566-4913
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
$250 A DAY POTENTIAL
No experience necessary, training provided.
800-965-6520 ext 138 4-23-72-14
Needed for evaluations of
Local Stores, Restaurants and Theaters
Flexible Hours, Training Provided
Call 1-800-585-9024 ext 6254
Earn $12 15/Hour DRIVERS
$6.79 $7.40/Hour INSIDERS
$8.00-$9.40/hr MANAGERS in training
Apply online at www.gatordominos.com/jobs
Or at any of the 6 locations. 4-23-08-72-14
Gator Domino's is growing again. We are
looking for career oriented team mem-
bers. Now hiring Assistant Managers and
future GMs. $8.00-$9.40/hr for Managers
in training. GMs $40k+. Send resumes to
Freddie@gatordominos.com. Learn more at
COMMERCIAL CALL CENTER
Phone reps needed ASAP Political & Corp
Campaigns. Up to $9/hr + bonus potential.
352/371-5888 X111, 4112 NW 22 Dr. 4-
Paid survey takers needed in Gainesville.
100% FREE to join. Click on surveys.
SfII Help Wanted
Leasing Specialist, PT
Sales & customer service exp.
220 N. Main; 352-375-2152 X3Q1 x301
DELIVERY DRIVERS up to $12/hr.
KITCHEN HELP $7.00-$7.25/hr.
CALIFORNIA CHICKEN GRILL 378-2442
INSIDE SALES PEOPLE
For a major telecom company. Flexible hours.
PT or FT. No nights or weekends. Bilingual a
plus. EEOC. 372-2051 4-23-72-14
EARN $60 THIS WEEK!
Donate Plasma & Save a Life
Best part-time job youIll ever have.
Bring this Ad and Earn an
Extra $5 on Your 2nd Donation.
DCI Biologicals 150 NW 6th St.
PARK PLACE CAR WASH
Now Hiring FT & PT positions available.
Great environment, flexible hours. Apply in
person 7404 NW4th Blvd-Across from Home
Phone survey interviewers wanted.
Start work today No sales,
opinion research only Flexible
Schedsl Perceptive Market
Research 336-6760 ex 4081 Call Nowl
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.
If You're Not Earning
$500 A Day Part Time, visit
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 259 455-4267 4-23-71-14.
$STUDENTS GET CASH ON THE SPOT$
For gently used clothing/accessories & fur-
niture. No appt.necessaryl Sandy's Savvy
Chic Resale Boutique 2906 NW 13th St. 372-
Bonuses, Benefits & Upward Mobility:
FT & PT openings for outgoing,
customer friendly sales/leasing agents
w/ strong sales/closing skills. Fax/email
resume, cover letter & avail schedule
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-
Statewide Furniture Installers Needed.
Hiring Today for IT&Summer Work. Starting
$10-$12 On EXP. Hotel & Meal Comp.Fast
Advancement, Benefits, Vac & 401K. Must
Have valid FL DL. DFWP 352-373-7516.
0 Get Paid & Have Fun 0 Flexible Hrs
& Competitive $ 0 Sales Experience
Required 0 eBay exp. + 0 Resume to
Earn $800-$3200 a month to drive brand
new cars with ads placed on them.
S11 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-
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-
For adult entertainment company. Make
$1000+/wk. Flex schedule. 378-3312 4-23-
Clinical Assistant for full time patient care.
Will train. Email MCAT & resume to: Dr. Levy
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-
House Cleaning Job
All around Cleaning & Laundry
F/T- M-F 10am-5pm $6.75 hr
Call 256-3323 for more info and interview.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 3-7-08-
AM NANNY NEEDED ASAP i
for 7 mon. old, M-F am to 2pm,
thru Aug. min. Noah's Ark Nanny
e-mail resume, pix schedule to
T/TH all day NANNY asap
must be available thru summer
Noah's Ark Nanny e-mail resume,
pix, sched. email@example.com 3-7-08-
Fun summer jobs! Earn Great Payl
City of Gainesville Parks/Rec Dept.
is now hiring for seasonal recreation
and aquatics positions Apply Online
today at www.cityofgainesville.jobs
AA/EO/DFWNets Pref Employer.
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
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
Award Winning Magazine
Part-Time I Make Your Own Schedule
$9-$12 per hour
Email: Lance@frankelmedia.com 3-5-08-
P/FT office assist for busy tree farm. Duties
incl: cust. svc, purchasing, dispatch. Must
be organized; good communication skills
OJT Fax resume 386-454-5648 or email:
Experienced, self-starting telemarketerr
wanted for revenue-generating cold call-
ing. P/T position, send resume to
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 352-373-2724
Five Star Pizza is now hiring delivery drivers.
Applicants should have a good driving record
& a reliable vehicle. Earn $130+ on closing
shifts. Flex hours, great environment. Apply
in person at 600 NW 75th ST. 333-7979 3-
Sales person w/ keen interest in guns/
military/police supplies. 35+hrslwk-every
sat. 9:30-7. No calls, M&C Army Surplus,
626 NW 13th St. 3-18-10-14
25 Dynamic Individuals Needed
$8000-$12000 very flexible!
Responsible, loving, fun and smart part-time
after school nanny for two elementary age
children. Pick-up from school. Transport to
activities. Help with homework. Act as role-
model. Educational experience preferred.
References required. Hours between 1:
45pm-7pm M F. Salary dependent on quali-
fications. Call 371-3420 3-5-08-5-14
WANTED: Camp Counselors
Escape to the Shenandoah Mountains of
West Virginia. Timber Ridge Camp is a Co-
ed overnight camp seeking, fun, energetic
staff, to work with children for the summer.
Top salaries, travel allowances
Email: Trcamps@aol.com 3-7-08-7-14
Asst. Lab Tech / Cleaning Person Part
time, $8.50 per hour. Experience in
cleaning or lab work required. E-mail to
QMT2008@bellsouth.net for more info. 3-
M .Help Wanted
FT/PT. Days and evenings.
Flexible hours. Send resume to
Working student needed for horse farm. Start
young horses, feed, clean stalls, etc. Live in
separate house possible horse exp neces-
sary. Micanopy 352-591-2474 3-7-10-14
Help wanted Entry level web program-
ers; Requires PHP, Java Script, C++,
HTML, CSS, SQL, Please send resume to
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.
Classic Fare Catering, located on the UF
campus, is seeking banquet staff and super-
visors. We offer flexible hours, competitive
pay and a great working environment. No
experience necessary, we' will train. Apply
online at www.gatordining.com 3-17-08-
Get Paid To Play Video Games!
Earn $20-$100 to test and play new video
games, www.videogamepay.com 3-31-20-
ASST. PROPERTY MANAGER FT
Friendly' energetic person. Mgmt. exp.
Preferred. Good communication skills &
computer knowledge. Must be avail, week-
ends. Great benefit pkg. Apply in person
Hunters Crossing Apts. 4830 NW43rd Street
Book Keeper, Home Typist as Part-time or
full-time worker.Work 2-3 hours per week
from your PC Earn $1,500-$4,500 per month.
Experience not necessary.fbr more details
email at email@example.com 3-
MONDAY, MARCH 3, 2008 N ALLIGATOR, 15
* Help Wanted
Looking for a dependable
Clerical worker for office. PT.
CLERICAL POSITION FT/PT
Tues/Thurs a must
Please apply in person
Institute of Veterinary Spec
401-1 NW43rd St. SuiteA 3-5-5-14
TECHNICIAN NEEDED FT/PT
Tues/Thurs a must
Please apply in person
Institute of veterinary Spec
4011 NW43rd St. SuiteA 3-5-5-14
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STARTED. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
CALL 888-269-3581 3-6-5-14
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Oak Hall School is seeking energetic,
creative, and enthusiastic individuals with
a love for children to staff its summer day
camp program. Positions in the camp are
available in our preschool day camp, our
kindergarten day camp, and our elementary
school age day camp offered at Oak Hall and
at Camp McConnell in Micanopy. Individuals
for the day camp should be available to
work daily from June 9-July 25. Interested
applicants should submit a resume to Jeff
Malloy, Oak Hall School 8009 SW 14th
Avenue Gainesville, FL 32607 or via e-
mail at firstname.lastname@example.org by March 26,
2008. Interview information regarding group
interview on March 29th will be sent out upon
Perfect Part Time Job
Growing Call Center needs Committed Reps
M-F 6-10pm, Hourly+Comm
Earn up to $20/hr,Pd Training, Pd Weekly
Leaye message: 352-377-2573 3-20-08-
Technology* "Center **Administrator,* PT-
Resp. for proctoring exams, adhering to se-
curity policies & scheduling appts. Customer
service experience a must. Flexible hrs
including eves. & Sats. E-mail resume and
cover letter to email@example.com 3-6-
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SUNFLOWER HEALTH FOOD
Must have industry knowledge w/ nutritional
or bodybuilding experience. 87 SW 34th ST
Childcare Needed in my SW Home -
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MONDAY; MARCH 3,20081 ALLIGATOR, 17
Big Three leads big comeback
Harrison Diamond / Alligator Staff
UF guard Depree Bowden, shown here during the Gators' 73-67 win
against Auburn on Feb. 7, scored 7 straight in the final 90 seconds.
By PHIL KEGLER
Alligator Staff Writer
It looked like Sunday would be yet another
road blowout loss for the Gators.
Depree Bowden, Sha Brooks and Marshae
Dotson refused to let that happen.
Coming off two straight losses, UF (17-12, 6-8
Southeastern Conference) overcame a 17-point
halftime deficit and defeated Mississippi 72-66 in
its regular-season finale in Oxford. It was not only
the Gators' largest comeback this season, but it ties
for the second-largest in program history.
"The things that went on there in the second
half didn't have anything to do with coaching,"
UF coach Amanda Butler said in her postgame ra-
dio interview. "That just had to do with a team that
was going to refuse to lose, that was going to battle
and fight and show who we were."
Sunday's victory, combined with an Auburn
win against Arkansas, clinched the No. 7 seed
for the Gators in- the SEC Tournament. UF will
face No. 10 seed South Carolina in the first round
The Big Three of Brooks, Dotson and Bowden
combined for 37 second-half points as the Gators
outscored the Rebels (12-15, 6-8 SEC) 51-28 in the
final 20 minutes.
Defensive efforts clinched the victory when
three straight UF steals in the final 90 seconds
allowed Bowden to score 7 straight points and
turn a three-point deficit into a 70-66 lead with 38
seconds to go. It was the first UF lead since 9-8 at
the 14:45 mark of the first half. Brooks made two
free throws and Dotson stole the ensuing pass to
seal the win.
The Gators improved to 9-3 in games decided
by 6 points or less.
"When you get to this point in the season,
there's no secrets," Butler said. "They know what
we're going to run. We know what they're going
to run. It really comes down a lot of times to the
"If you have a team that's mature enough to
sense that and seize those moments, you're going
to win ballgames like this down the stretch'/
Butler somehow found a way to fire up her
team after a poor first-half effort.
Two fouls kept Dotson from being effective
early, and the junior went scoreless in the first half.
The Gators were outrebounded 29-18 in the first
half. UF held an early 9-& lead before Mississippi
went on a 14-3 run to open a 10-point lead.
Then the Rebels closed the first half on an 11-2
run going into intermission with a 38-21 lead.
"I just think we were playing
a little timid," Bowden said. "We
weren't playing aggressive like
we normally play."
Women's Butler reminded her team how
Basketball important this game would be in
determining SEC Tournament
seeding. Then the lone senior ad-
dressed the team.
"I just said that we can come back,", Bowden
said. "I told them that we could do it. We would
just have to play hard and have a lot of energy."
The Gators answered right away, opening
the second half on a 7-1 run to cut the lead to 11.
Sophomore guard Jennifer Mossor, who finished
with 11 points, scored 7 straight for the Gators to
cut the lead to 5 with 13:46 remaining. A big mo-
mentum boost came when Brooks sank a 3-pointer
from several steps behind the arc at the top of the
key with one second left on the shot clock to close
the lead to 62-61 at the 3:25 mark.
Sunday's wild comeback sets the stage for this
week's SEC Tournament, where the Gators will
need a good showing to have any shot at a NCAA
"We have a whole team that when it plays to-
gether, we can make special things happen on any
night, anywhere," Butler said. "You feel like you
can-do anything when you win a game like this."
A radio broadcast contributed to this report.
Ratliff hits walkoff home run to cap undefeated tourney
*THE GATORS DEFEATED NO. 10
By KYLE MAISTRI
The Gators (24-1) capped off Sunday by
adding a fresh scene to the show they've been
putting on all season a dramatic finish.
Down 3-1 in the bottom of the seventh
inning against No. 10 Stanford (20-2), senior
Mary Ratliff hit a three-run walk-off home
run over the left-center field wall to give UF
a 4-3 victory and a 5-0 record in the Worth
Invitational hosted by Cal State Fullerton.
"It was a no-doubter," coach Tim Walton
said. "She hit it, and everybody jumped out of
the dugout and ran to home plate."
Ratliff had arguably the biggest tourna-
ment for the No. 5 Gators. ,
Against Oregon State (9-12) on Friday, she
hit two home runs in a 2-for-3 performance,
setting a new career high for most RBIs in one
game (four) and ensuring an 8-0 victory.
She followed that by going 2 for 4 and
scoring three runs in a 10-2 win against Pacific
(8-11) that night.
The next day, ace Stacey Nelson (14-1)
struck out eight batters and allowed two hits
on the way to a 2-0 win against host Fullerton
"I was very pleased with our whole pitch-
ing staff," said Walton of the contributions
from inside the circle during the five games.
On Sunday, the Gators started off the
day with a 4-2 win against Louisville (7-8).
Freshman Stephanie Brombacher (9-0) earned
the win with Nelson pick-
ing up the save.
Nelson took the ball
again against Stanford
earning the win without
her best stuff. The All-
American hurler surren-
dered more hits and walks
l- five each then strike-
Rnatiff outs recorded (four).
"If you want to get really picky, you could
say that her walks are her downfall right
now," Walton said.
Freshman Tiffany DeFelice led off the bot-
tom of the last inning with a single. Then ju-
nior Ali Gardiner drew a walk, bringing Ratliff
to the plate with no outs.
Walton said that it was a situation where
UF may have bunted had it not been for his
confidence in Ratliff, who "delivered a huge
On a 2-2 pitch, pinch-runners Ami Austin
and Kristen Adkins got to jog home, where
they were met by their excited teammates.
"The second that ball came off Mary's bat, I
knew the game was over," said DeFelice who
hit two home run over the weekend. "When
she hit that shot, oh man, I was the first one
jumping over that dugout. Everybody knew it
was gone. Everybody was screaming. It was a
bomb. It was a shot."
A radio broadcast contributed to this report.
UF WOMEN'S TENNIS
Gators dominate, sweep opening weekend of SEC matches
By CHRISTOPHER YAZBEC
In what UF coach Roland
Thornqvist called a "trap match,"
the women's tennis team showed-
few signs of being caught Sunday
The No. 7 Gators routed the No.
22 Wildcats 6-1 to complete a confer-
ence-opening weekend sweep.
Following a 5-2 win against No.
14 Vanderbilt on Friday and just one
week before playing No. 2 Georgia,
Thornqvist was worried his team
might get complacent or look ahead.
That wasn't the case.
"I think that says a lot about our
team... that not falling into that trap
after the big win, come out and play
even better on Sunday, it speaks vol-
umes," Thomqvist said.
UF (8-1, 2-0 Southeastern
Conference) continued to dominate
in doubles, as the Gators have yet to
drop a doubles match this season.
They defeated the Wildcats (10-3,1-1
SEC) by scores of 8-2, 8-3 and 8-2.
Senior Lolita Frangulyan raced
to a 6-1, 6-1 win before fellow senior
Whitney Benik followed suit with a
6-2, 6-0 victory to give the Gators a
"She'll examine this match
more since she lost it than
if she had won it."
UF women's tennis coach
Freshman Julia Cohen rebound-
ed from her first college loss on
Friday by clinching the dual match
for UF, 6-2, 6-4.
Sophomore Megan Alexander
appeared to be on her way to a
straight-set win until her opponent
forced a third-set super tiebreaker.
She ended up winning 6-1, 4-6, 1-0
"After that second set was done,
I just got refocused and I just went
back to my game plan to the first
set," Alexander said.
Sophomore Marrit Boonstra got
her biggest test of the season so far.
She lost a set for the first time this
year, 6-2, after winning the first set,
Boonstra ultimately lost the
match in a third-set super tiebreaker,
1-0 (10-8), her first loss this season
and UF's only loss that day.
"If you look at it long-term, may-
be this was something she needed,"
Thornqvist said. "She'll examine
this match more since she lost it than
if she had won it."
UF's win against Vanderbilt (7-2,
0-2 SEC) on Friday was similar to
The Gators made it look easy in
doubles, winning all three courts 8-
4, 8-4 and 8-2.
UF continued to roll on courts
four, five and six to clinch the dual
match in just more than an hour of
"It's such a great start,"
Alexander said. "It gives us momen-
tum going into the (rest of the) SEC
season and gives us confidence as
we play the other SEC teams'.
MONDAY, MARCH 3,2008
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UF outworked at home by MSU
By DANNY KLEIN
Alligator Staff Writer
After a performance like this, it's clear: Even
with 29 games under its belt, the UF men's bas-
ketball team still has plenty of questions and no
time left for answers.
The Gators (21-8, 8-6 Southeastern
Conference), were outmuscled, outmanned
and outworked in a 68-59 loss at home to
Mississippi State (20-8,11-3 SEC) on Saturday.
They failed to play inspired basketball in
a game with so much on the line. For a team
fighting for its NCAA Tournament life, UF
dropped the ball.
"Having a loss like this at the end of
the season, it's hard to swallow."
UF freshman forward
"We weren't very smart with the things we
did today," forward Chandler Parsons said.
"Having a loss like this at the end of the season,
it's hard to swallow."
After taking a 4-3 lead, UF never led again.
The Bulldogs quelled every Gators run with a
clutch shot or a key defensive stop, highlighted
by center Jarvis Varnado's seven blocks.
The Gators continued to try to pound the
ball inside and seemed out of sync for most
of the contest. UF committed 10 turnovers and
played into Mississippi State's strengths.
"We made the game about athleticism,
strength and physicality, and that's what we
definitely are not," UF coach Billy Donovan
Donovan was disappointed by the Gators'
lack of patience. UF often took ill-advised shots
early in the shot dock and failed to display the
ball movement typical of this year's squad.
The Gators shot a dismal 36.1 percent from
the field, including just 7 of 25 from beyond
SEE HOOPS, PAGE 20
Figueroa's grand slam helps Gators avoid sweep
By EVAN DREXLER
Alligator Staff Writer
CORAL GABLES With a single swing of
his bat, Cole Figueroa made the entire week-
end worth the trip.
Tied 2-2 in the top of the eighth against
No. 8 Miami, UF's shortstop smacked a grand
slam just above the left field wall, giving the
Gators a four-run advantage.
Figueroa sped around the bases, pumping
his fist and pointing at the UF dugout on his
way to home plate.
"I was psyched," Figueroa said. "As soon
as I hit that ball, as soon as I found out it was
gone, I was motoring. I just wanted to get back
to my teammates. I was ready to get back and
The grand slam changed the entire com-
plexion of the three-game series, and the
Gators (6-2) held on to win the weekend finale
UF badly needed that hit from Figueroa, as
it seemed just a matter of time until Miami (5-
1) started scoring like it had all weekend.
The Gators lost 8-5 on Saturday night after
the Hurricanes came from behind to win, and
UF also dropped Friday's contest 8-4 after a
dominant pitching performance from Miami.
The Gators loaded the bases in the eighth
Sunday afternoon thanks to two bunt singles,
a sacrifice bunt and an error
by Miami's third baseman.
It was exactly the kind of
inning UF coach Kevin
"It put you in position to
have your best hitter at the
plate," O'Sullivan said. "I
O'Sullivan don't think it caught them
off-guard; we just executed
drags, hit them where they were impossible to
With the Hurricanes threatening in the
eighth inning, UF turned its third inning-end-
ing double play of the day.
UF starter Tommy Toledo went five in-
nings in his second career outing, giving up
two earned runs, walking three and striking
out two. He did not have the command he
showed last Sunday against Siena, but he got
out of tight innings against Miami thanks to
two of the three double plays.
"The two double plays, that was huge,"
Toledo said. "Defensively, you couldn't ask
For the first time all series, UF's bullpen
SEE BASE, PAGE 20
N Men's basketball:
Pittsburgh vs. West Virginia
ESPN, 7 p.m.
No. 4 Rutgers vs. No. 1 Connecticut
ESPNi, 7 p.m.
IThe No. 3 UF gymnastics team lost
at No. 5 Alabama. The men's and
women's track teams earned fourth-
place finishes at the SEC Indoor
Championships in Fayetteville, Ark.
See the Web site for the stories.
Soft style of play
leads to losses
t was painfully obvious.
Seriously, it was painful.
The second half started, and the Gators
were down by 12. They were just manhandled
by a Mississippi State team that looked like it was
playing like a team from the Southwestern Athletic
Conference (if you've never heard of the SWAC,
that's my point).
So, what do these big, tough Division I UF bas-
ketball players decide to do?
Dan Werner lofts a soft
runner with hopes that
Jarvis Varnado's 7-feet-
4-inch wingspan won't
be able to get it. Maybe
Werner was seeing how
much of his hair had
Brian Steele grown back when Billy
Steele-ing Bases Donovan went over the
firstname.lastname@example.org game plan of not going
up soft against the nation's
It's hard to say if the Gators' ego or bodies were
bruised more after this game.
Either way, this team has no muscle, and unless
it hits 26 3-pointers you have to factor in that UF
will miss at least 11 layups the Gators will not
beat any team more physical than they are. There's
a reason why Donovan went after elite post pros-
pects Kenny Kadji and Eloy Vargas so hard.
The sad part is if the Gators hadn't taken so
many stupid shots or actually looked like they fol-
lowed Donovan's game plan, they could've won
this game and sealed an NCAA Tournament berth.
Coming off a timeout with 9:17 left, Alex Tyus
- one of UF's tallest players got the ball and
took a quick short jumper with Varnado standing
right there. Varnado sent it right back in his face
SEE BRIAN, PAGE 20
Anarew tannll / Alligator starr
UF guard Nick Calathes tries to pass past Mississippi State's Jarvis
Varnado during the Gators' 68-59 loss to the Bulldogs on Saturday.
MONDAY, MARCH 3, 2008 U ALLIGATOR, 19
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Hot Shots Standings:
1. Nick Calathes (27 points) ;-
2. Marreese Speights (16 points) 'r.2
3. Walter Hodge (11 points)
4. Dan Werner (10 points) "
5. Jai Lucas (5 points)
6. Chandler Parsons (2 points)
7. Alex Tyus (1 point) H!,
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35 points, 20 40 points, 14 17 points, eight
rebounds, 14-of- rebounds, eight rebounds, 6-of-9
26 FGs assists FGs
Speights is turning into a double- Another terrific siat line for the The youthful, ageless swingfnan is -
double machine as the season King of Casselberry. The all-around -. turning into the Gaors' best (and
grinds down. He has now garnered guard was great in the win against maybe only) scoring option off the
three straight while racking up big Georgia, nailing his first three bench. Parsons scored an efficient -
time minutes. Speights played 32 shots from beyond the arc and 9 points in 15 minutes against
minutes in both games and seems helping the Gators race out to a Georgia. He played 22 minutes against
to have turned around his early 12-4 lead. Calathes dropped 22 Mississippi State and added 8 points J,
season fatigue woes. UF's lone %,` and grabbed seven boards in the .i and six rebounds in the contest.
77-64 road win. He continued to Parsons' athleticism and outside
big man refused to quit against 7-64 road in. He continued to
Mississippi State and played fill it up against Mississippi State offense in these final two games.
his heart out to the final buzzer. ,A and finished with 18 points and The lanky forward has improved his
The lanky forward has improved his
Speights dealt with the nation's .: seven boards. However. Calathes shooting lately and is sure to receive
leading shot blocker in Jarvis i') played a quieter role in the loss, his fair share of open looks in the
Varnado and held his own to the regardless of his stats. UF's upcoming tilts. Parsons will have a
tune of 20 points and 10 boards. X offense was stagnant at times, chance to become a potential game-
His potential is staggering, and if something the freshman must take changer and help UF spread the floor
he finds it in the upcoming week, I. on his shoulders to change. He something the Gators struggle with.
UF might stand a chance to make ,i represents UF's best playmaker, The freshman can also run the break
an unlikely run. The Gators need v and the team failed to make plays. .-and dunk over people, giving him an
Speights now more than ever. The It's time to step it up in these final explosiveness lacking on UF's squad.
question becomes, does he feel the two games. Parsons has played well recently, but he
same way'' needs to break out. What better time
J than now?
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UF unable to come closer than five after Mississippi State's early run
HOOPS, from page 18
'I vpuld think with the way we played to-
day that we had the most athletic team in the
United States of America," Donovan said. "It's
surprising these guys have won the games
they've won up to this point."
The Bulldogs' lead in the opening period
ballooned to as much as 13, and UF trailed
39-27 at the half.
UFkame within 5 in the second half when
guard Nick Calathes scored 5 straight to bring
the lethargic crowd back to life.
After a Bulldogs turnover, junior Walter
Hodge missed a jumper. Marreese Speights
grabbed, the rebound and was fouled but
missed both at the line. The Gators got the ball
back again, but Speights turned it over and the
momentum was gone.
"We had a chance," Speights said. "We just
The lead would grow to 13, but UF staged
one final comeback before packing it in.
With 3:09 remaining, Speights converted
a layup to bring the Gators
within 6. Mississippi State
guard Ben Hansbrough
brother of North Carolina
Men's star Tyler Hansbrough
k then hit a 3-pointer and
Basketball held his pose as the fans filed
for the exits and the Gators
slumped to the loss.
"This hurts real bad," Parsons said. "It's so
disappointing to come out here, and it doesn't
seem like we left it all on the line."
After losing four of five, then reeling off
two consecutive wins, a word Donovan has
adopted for this young squad is inconsistent.
With so few games remaining and the season
hanging in the balance, which UF team will
show up should be obvious but it's not.
"There's definitely things I see where I
sit there and think, 'Wow, you guys have no
due,'" Donovan said. "They just don't under-
Coming off two solid performances, for-
ward Dan Werner struggled. Werner went 0
for 6, including 0 for 3 from 3-point range, and
fouled out with 5:25 left.
Speights led the way with his third straight
double-double, tallying 20 points and 10 re-
bounds in the effort.
Calathes added 18 points and seven re-
bounds, while Parsons scored 8 off the bench.
"We tried to beat Mississippi State at what
they're great at," Donovan said. "We got beat
above the rim, and we got beat below the
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outpitched Miami's. Tony Davis,
Clint Franklin and Stephen Locke
combined for four scoreless innings.
Franklin (1-0) picked up the win.
"Franklin did a really, really nice
job," O'Sullivan said. "I thought that
was the key to the game."
UF retooled its starting lineup
Sunday, sitting usual left fielder and
leadoff man Avery Barnes in favor of
freshman Josh Adams. Adams came
through with two hits, including an
Miami starter Chris Hernandez
took a no-hitter into the fifth inning
before UF broke it up.
Matt den Dekker hit an infield
grounder and beat out the throw.
Adams followed that up with his
double, giving UF a 2-1 advantage.
Saturday's game started well for
UF, with Clayton Pisani hitting a
two-RBI single in the second inning.
Figueroa followed that with an RBI
ground-out to give the Gators a 3-0
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throughout the night and eventually
beat up on the Gators' bullpen. UF
committed five errors in the game,
and four of Miami's eight runs were
"The bottom line is, you make
five errors, you're not going to win
many ball games," O'Sullivan said
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UF shortstop Cole Figueroa slides back into first base during the Gators'
8-5 loss to Miami on Saturday night.
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BRIAN, from page 18
for one of his seven blocks and 38.5 shots he forced UF to
change. Call it a hunch, but I don't think that's how your
coach had it drawn up, Alex. Where was, I don't know, the
idea that maybe you could post up and take it hard to the
rack and force a foul?
"We just weren't going up strong enough," Speights
said. "We were going up kind of weak. It happens when
you go up soft like that."
When you try to put out your big lineup and the other
team is just in its regular lineup, and they're still dominating
you that's not good.
Varnado said he hadn't been blocking many shots lately,
so I guess going against an undersized team that played soft
is exactly what he wanted.
"We didn't understand shot selection. We didn't under-
stand offense. We really didn't understand how to attack
these guys," Donovan said. "We ran up and down and
jacked up shots like we were Mississippi State athletically.
I would think with the way we played [Saturday] we were
the most athletic team in the United States of America."
And did I mention the Bulldogs best player, Jamont
Olprdon, went 1 for 8 with just 4 points? The Gators got beat
by Mississippi State's third- and fourth-best players.
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