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Haridopolos defends UF hiring, salary
By DEBORAH SWERDLOW
As the Florida legislative session starts
today, many eyes will be on how lawmakers
will shave the state budget down to $70 billion
without compromising the quality of higher
But some may be distracted by a legislative
sideshow: state Sen. Mike Haridopolos' accep-
tance of a UF lecturer position.
"It basically raises eyebrows as to what
are the priorities of the state Legislature when
individual members are feeding at the public
crop," UF political science professor Daniel
Smith said Monday.
In February, Haridopolos, an Indialantic
Republican aspiring to become Senate presi-
dent in 2010, accepted a $75,000 offer to lecture
in UF's Department of Political Science and
coordinate internships at the Bob Graham
Center for Public Service.
Since then, UF faculty and the Florida
Democratic Party have complained about
Haridopolos' salary, his academic credentials,
a lack of faculty input in the hiring and a per-
ceived conflict between his duties as a senator
and a university employee.
But in a telephone interview Monday,
Haridopolos stood by his acceptance and
said he doesn't understand why his hiring is
He said he accepted the position after "a
lot of consideration" and he was especially
encouraged by former U.S. Sen. Bob Graham's
Responding to concerns over his sal-
"Who is more important to
launching the Graham Center,
Mike Haridopolos or a director?"
UF history associate professor
ary, Haridopolos pointed out that he's not
the highest-paid political science lecturer at
UF 11 political science lecturers make more
than he does and he has more experience
than the average political science lecturer.
"Most lecturers don't have 15 years of
classroom experience like I do," he said. "Most
lecturers have not authored or co-authored -
three books, which I have."
The average annual salary for a UF political
science lecturer is about $40,000, according to
university figures. The only lecturer without a
Ph.D. on campus makes $27,114 a year.
Haridopolos, who taught a politics course
at UF in fall 2005, earned a master's degree
from the University of Arkansas. He hasn't
been enrolled in Arkansas' doctoral program
His resume states he's completed the
coursework for a doctorate at the University
of Arkansas, but it says nothing about his
dissertation. Haridopolos said he would fin-
ish working on his degree at Florida State
Haridopolos' $75,000 salary covers
nine months, half of which will be spent in
Tallahassee for the spring legislative session,
when he will serve in his Graham Center role.
SEE HARIDOPOLOS, PAGE 5
school gets makeover
* STUDENTS, TEACHERS
SURPRISED BY UPGRADES.
BY KRISTEN HUFF
Alligator Contributing Writer
Though the freshly painted walls
of M. K. Rawlings Elementary School
weren't aglow with twinkling lights,
and the newly planted trees weren't
decked with ornaments, Principal
Emery Bishop said Monday morning
felt like "Christmas in March."
Over the weekend, unbeknownst
to students and teachers, close to 500
volunteers, most of them UF students,
gave the elementary school a make-
UF political science and classi-
cal studies senior Joshua Jackson
organized the event, calling it Project
Makeover: Rawlings Edition. The
effort was modeled after ABC's
"Extreme Makeover: Home Edition."
I Jackson first visited the school dur-
ing his freshman year when he volun-
teered with Student Government's Big
Gator/Little Gator program.
Ninety-eight percent of the students
are part of the free- or reduced-lunch
program, he said.
. Shifts of volunteers worked Friday,
Saturday and until about 9:30 Sunday
night. They painted colorful, educa-
tionally themed murals on the school's
gray walls, created a garden where
students will be able to' grow their own
herbs, built new benches, laid down
mulch and planted trees, flowers and
During the past two months, the
project raised $3,500 in donations from
various Gainesville organizations and
The City of Gainesville, Gainesville
Regional Utilities and
the UF Physical Plant
Local Division were among
News those who donated ma-
"It's really been a community ef-
fort," Jackson said.
Additionally, Books-A-Go Go and
Scholastic together donated more than
1,000 books. The media center and the
classrooms will be stocked, and each
child will get to take one book home
Before the students entered their
classrooms Monday morning, they
were led into the cafeteria for the first
The students began screaming
with excitement'and doing the Gator
SEE RAWLINGS, PAGE 5
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Students and a staff member at M. K. Rawlings Elementary School admire new murals Monday
in the school, which got a makeover over the weekend from roughly 500 volunteers.
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has taken its toll on
UF men's basket-
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see a different
urgency in him with
two games left.
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visit campus today
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College of Liberal Arts and
Sciences dean position will meet
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campus today and Wednesday.
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she will choose the dean, and
she hopes someone will be in
place by fall. It all depends on
whether the candidate is avail-
able to- start in August, she
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TUESDAY, MARCH 4, 2008 ALLIGATOR, 3
Fewer stick with religions
By KRISTEN HUFF
Alligator Contributing Writer
Americans are adding religion to their
shopping lists, according to a survey re-
leased last week.
The survey, which was conducted b
the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life,
found that 28 percent of Americans have
left their childhood religion for another re-
ligion or no religion at all. Roman Catholic
and mainline Protestant churches have
lost the most followers to other religions.
David Hackett, chairman of the UF
Department of Religion, said the mental-
ity that comes with living in America's
market economy encourages people to
"shop for religions."
This is reflected in the poll's finding
that 16.1 percent of Americans declare
themselves unaffiliated, Hackett said.
He said religion is supposed to critique
society and act as a standard, but instead,
religions are marketing themselves to
He also attributed affiliation changes
to Americans' increased mobility. When
people move, they encounter different
backgrounds, which may inspire curiosity,
The Rev. David Fuquay, pastor of
University United Methodist Church, at-
tributes the findings to the fact that people
are looking for more substantial and rel-
evant answers to their spiritual questions.
"I think the church doesn't have a very
good answer for people who are search-
ing," Fuquay said.
Though the size of his congregation
has been decreasing for the past 12 years,
he said the number of college students has
"We let our students take the lead on
how we worship," he said.
The Rev. John Gillespie, pastor of St.
Augustine Church and Catholic Student
Center, was not discouraged by the num-
bers in the poll.
The survey found that the .Catholic
Church has lost more followers as a result
of affiliation changes than any other reli-
gion, but Gillespie said that despite this,
the church is still growing.
"I think the church doesn't have
a very good answer for people
who are searching."
Rev. David Fuquay
pastor of University United
Rory Cartelli, a UF freshman who is
Catholic, said since coming to college she
attends church less frequently than she
used to, but she tries to go when she has
Cartelli said people leave the church
when they become less involved and
start believing what society says about
the church, rather than what the church's
"The church's view is actually really
different than what people say it is," she
Gillespie said the Catholic Church may
make small changes to keep with the times
when necessary, but.the church's doctrines
will not change.
In comparison to the rest of the world,
he said the numbers in the U.S. are not
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Push for open investments faces next hurdle: trustees
By ILEANA MORALES
Students for a Democratic Society is one
step closer to creating more transparent
investing at UF after a majority of students
approved the group's referendum in last
week's Student Government elections.
The referendum asked students whether
UF should create an independent commit-
tee to advise the Board of Trustees, UF's
highest governing body, on socially respon-
sible investments of UF endowments.
About 80 percent of UF students who
voted approved the referendum, according
to SG records.
Skeet Surrency, a UF organic and sus-
tainable agriculture junior and SDS mem-
ber, said the referendum is the first step of a
long-term process that could take between
10 to 20 years.
He said it's important because UF's in-
vestment records of $1.2 billion in endow-
ments are "all behind closed doors."
The UF Investment Corporation, which
oversees UF's investments, does not dis-
close the list of companies UF buys into
because the list changes so quickly, UF of-
ficials said. If UF disclosed its investments,
they maintain, others
might invest the same
way, which could mean
Two SDS members
plan to present the refer-
endum at the board's next
meeting March 13 and 14,
Alfonso Trustee CarlosAlfonso,
also a member of the UF Foundation Board
of Directors which oversees UF's endow-
ments said he looks forward to hearing
more of the group's ideas.
"Students are what it's all about,"
Alfonso said. "But that's a big word so-
cially responsible. Everybody has a differ-
ent idea of what socially responsible is."
He said his definition of "socially re-
sponsible investments" would include
those that support sustainability efforts
and wouldn't be harmful to anyone or the
But when it comes to money, "it's mind-
boggling how interconnected everything
is," he said.
'Making the Band' group performs for UF audience
By RACHEL ARROYO
As soon as the doors flung
open, girls pushed each other
as they flooded the Reitz Union
Auditorium, yelling things like
"I'm here for Willie" and "Thank
God, we've got good seats."
All the commotion was for
members of MTV's "Making the
Band 4," who broke a few hearts
at their appearance Monday
The band Day26 rose to star-
dom under the wing of Sean
"Diddy" Combs after members
were hand picked during MTV's
popular show "Making the Band
Crooning their way into
the hearts .of millions, Brian
Andrews, Mike McCluney,
Qwanell Moseley, Willie Taylor
and Robert Curry had UF stu-
dents on their feet, taking pictures
and dancing along to the ballads
blaring from the speakers.
Student Government spon-
sored the event, which included
a viewing of a new episode of the
show, a meet and greet and an a
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of about 500.
Day 26 requested to come to
UF as part of its southeast tour
of college campuses in order to
reach its target audience.
SG paid $200 for the audito-
rium rental and refreshments.
High-pitched screams made
it nearly impossible
On to hear and camera
Campus flashes made it hard
to see, but the band
members weren't deterred from
sitting in the crowd and giving
out dozens of hugs to overzeal-
When the audio for the tele-
vision episode didn't work for
about 20 minutes, fans got a little
rowdy and rushed into the aisles
to speak to their favorite band
Portia Fremgen, a business
management freshman, enjoyed
the performance but said her
experience was somewhat de-
tracted from by the fans.
"Seriously, it was just a whole
bunch of crazy girls'," she said.
"They didn't know when to sit
Audience members react to the entrance of Day26, the band featured on MTV's "Making the Band 4," in
the Reitz Union Auditorium before a viewing of this week's episode Monday night.
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TUESDAY, MARCH 4, 2008 U ALLIGATOR, 5
Democrats criticize Haridopolos, state GOP
Sometimes it pays to be green.
Ten UF groups that collected recyclables from tail-
gaters during home football games received a $5,600
award from Anheuser-Busch on Monday.
The recycling program, made of several campus
groups collectively known as the "Green Team," gathered
about 20,000 pounds of aluminum and plastics last fall.
Each club was awarded a percentage of the money based
on the number of hours they worked.
The program was sponsored by Burkhardt Distributing
Company Inc., Gainesville's Anheuser-
On Busch distributor. Anheuser-Busch repre-
Campus sentatives handed an oversized check to the
groups outside Tigert Hall.
Steven Burkhardt, one of the company's representa-
tives, said he hopes the students continue to recycle
- contest or not.
"It doesn't have to always be about money," Burkhardt
Gators for a Sustainable Campus received more than
any other group about $3,000.
-Alison Erlenbach, the organization's president, said
members contributed nearly 250 volunteer hours during
all the 2007 home football games.
Erlenbach said the extra funds would pay for T-shirts,
conferences and its new "drink sustainably" campaign,
which aims to replace traditional party cups that can't be
recycled with reusable containers.
HARIDOPOLOS, from page 1
Jack Davis, an associate professor of history at UF who
is on the Graham Center's curriculum committee, said he
was told there was no money to hire a permanent director
for thle center. Davis said he then heard rumors that UF
had found money to hire Haridopolos.
"Who is more important to launching the Graham
Center," he asked. "Mike Haridopolos or a director?"
Davis said he and other UF professors were concerned
about the lack of faculty input in the decision.
UF follows a shared governance policy, which involves
faculty in any new hires.
Haridopolos said he met with Graham, College of
LiberalArts and Sciences Interim Dean Joe Glover, Graham
Center Assistant Director Mike Bowen, Graham Center
Interim Director Walter Rosenbaum and Department of
Political Science Chairman Stephen Craig.
UF spokesman Steve Orlando said UF usually holds
Music department given check for $1,425
RAWLINGS, from page 1
chomp as the stage curtain was
pulled back to reveal a table piled
with backpacks, markers, binders,
folders, books and other school
supplies that were stacked in front
of the table as well.
Jackson then retrieved a giant
check for $1,425 signed "The Dream
Team" from behind the table and
presented it to the shocked music
teacher, David Ottenberg.
"Boys and girls, we're going to
buy keyboards for the music pro-
gram, and we can all learn to play
the piano now," Ottenberg said.
Next, the students were led on
a tour through the school to see the
"You all sure know how to
paint," said 7-year-old second-
grader Deion Sams.
Jackson hopes when he gradu-
ates this year, other students will
"We don't know what the
future holds, but it looks
continue to bring the program to
other schools of low socioeconomic
"We don't know what the future
holds, but it looks bright," he said.
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national searches to fill openings. However, a Jan. 30 let-
ter from Glover to Associate Provost Debra Walker King
requests a "waiver of advertising to allow CLAS to hire
Mr. Mike Haridopolos." Orlando said such waivers are
not uncommon aned if a position needs to be
filled quickly or if a hiring committee
is afraid its candidate will move on if
UF doesn't offer the job fast enough,
In Haridopolos' case, Orlando said
those involved felt they wouldn't find
anyone with the senator's qualifica-
tions even with a national search.
Meanwhile, the Florida Democratic
Haridopolos Party has seized an opportunity to
criticize Haridopolos and the Republican Party of Florida.
But he said his position at UF should not be viewed as a
conflict of interest with his legislative duties.
"Look at my past voting career and look how I vote
over the next five years," Haridopolos said, "And I think,
people, that's how they can judge me."
6, ALLIGATOR U TUESDAY, MARCH 4,2008
Commission should not
raise county gas tax
Anyone who has tried to make their- way out of
Gainesville on a Friday afternoon or has attempted
to rush over to The Oaks Mall for that last-minute
gift knows that we live in a football town with a major traffic
The Alachua County Commission will finally have to take
a good look at a transportation management plan this year,
and with many main roads busting at the seams, it's a won-
der it took this long.
The commissioners will have to figure out how much
money can be gathered from road improvement taxes and
how to get some of the developers to pay more for infrastruc-
ture. Also on the table is the decision to create rapid transit.
While we understand the dire need to maintain and im-
prove the most commonly used roads in Gainesville like
Newberry Road and Southwest 20th Avenue we don't
think placing more gasoline taxes (a possible reality) on an
already overburdened population is the best solution to the
Just this past January, a county increase of 5 cents that was
approved in summer bumped the gas tax up to 12 cents a
The extra money is expected to bring in a whopping $5.5
million a year.
So where is it all going?
Road resurfacing will take about 75 percent of the added
revenue, 15 percent will be spent on alternative surfacing
for unpaved roads and 10 percent will go to sidewalk and
bicycle lane projects.
We think the commission has allocated the existing tax
unwisely, and an additional tax would not be necessary if
they approached the traffic issue from a different angle.
The source of the problem must be addressed, instead of
continuing to deal with its expensive consequences.
The most basic definition of traffic is simply too many cars
and not enough room on the roads. Butbuilding more roads
is not going to stop the frequency of bumper-to-bumper grid-
lock. Essentially, if you build it, they will come, and that is
precisely what we don't want in Gainesville.
It seems that allocating more funds to sidewalks and
bicycle lane projects would be a wiser choice, and it would
have the added benefit of making Gainesville and Alachua
County greener in the process.
I With Regional Transit System switching over to biofuel,
the county should understand that environmentally friendly
options are no longer revolutionary.
Initiating road-widening projects is also not the answer,
and anyone from South Florida would agree. New roads
simply cause more traffic, repeating a vicious cycle that will
leave Alachua County paved over and more congested than
The bottom line is that the commission should strive to
create an environment where using a car is no longer the
most convenient option. 'Accommodating the people who
use cars, and taxing them for the privilege of doing so, is not
the most innovative idea.
Those that argue if driving becomes more expensive, less
people will choose to do it are misguided.
It's well known that those who already cannot afford to
use cars don't drive, and those who do will not be deterred
by rising gas prices.
In a sense, there has to be a more powerful incentive to
use alternative transportation, rather than a punishment for
doing more of the same.
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Students must look past preachers
Iff Tf you are a whoremonger, you hate Christ, and
|Christ hates youuuu!"
One of Friday's two traveling preachers was so
strange his message came off as just plain hilarious. Repeat
the sentence above, replacing whoremongerr" with various
other sinners and you honestly have his entire sermon. He
stood shouting the same .chorus in a tremulous voice like
a metronome for a few hours before moving on to another
campus. The man was downright ghoulish.
I vaguely remember my initial shock on the Turlington
Plaza preacher phenomenon, but after a couple semesters,
they have become as ordinary as those fearless squirrels
that inhabit campus.
Now, I must level with you: As pitiful and wretched
as many of these preachers are, I cannot totally dissociate
myself from them. Not only do I claim to be inspired by the
same person at least in name and the same book, but I
don't think yelling at strangers is necessarily deranged and
To be clear, this is by no means a defense of the preach-
ers' tactics. Neither is it an attempt to amputate them from
the reputation of my faith either. What I'm offering is some
insight into their crazed minds as someone a little bit squir-
First of all, with few exceptions, all these preachers con-
sider themselves Christians, specifically followers of Jesus
Christ, and correct interpreters of the Bible literally the
word of God. ,
The problem for Christians who sincerely believe in the
Christ of the Bible is that he claims to be the only way to
God. Furthermore, a fundamental Christian idea is that
mankind is, simply put, messed up in the head. Ironic, I
We're not alone, however, as most other religions and
even many atheists would agree that there's something
wrong with the way humans think.
So if you are of that persuasion
S as the Turlington crazies and
myself are you believe that the
only means of attaining sustain-
able joy in this life and the next
is through "the Book" and "the
Gerald Liles, Man."
A natural consequence of that
firstname.lastname@example.org belief, if you have any compassion
at all, is at the very least a latent
desperation to tell anyone you remotely care for about your
But how does that translate into screaming invectives at
college students here at UF?
Well, here's where I am going to generalize somewhat
The base ingredient is a sordid understanding of a
doctrine that some Christians believe in called Wesleyan
perfectionism. As stated before, pretty much all Christians
believe that humans are seriously messed up. A Wesleyan
perfectionist believes that through faith, God is willing to
completely fix you in this life. Simply put, a person can
reach a dash on the timeline of his or her life after which
they do no wrong. This is where the preachers and I divide
- I don't see that taught in the book.
Really though, the ingredient that gets the preacher go-
ing is pride. True Wesleyan perfectionism something I
respect even as I disagree with it gives God all the credit.
These men seem to have reveled too long in the notion of
their perfection and have forgotten God.
Inasmuch as that is the case, I can't resist requesting that
if you are interested in the Christian faith, look past the men
holding the big signs listing the hell-bound and focus on the
Man and the Book.
Gerald Liles is a history and religion senior. His column
appears on Tuesdays.
The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator.
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practice the religion you grew up
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Political hiring lacks common sense
In response to Jack Davis's guest
column Monday, I must say that I could
not agree more. As a student within the
Department of History, I see firsthand
how the budget crisis affects things at
every level. Classrooms lack dry-erase
markers for the white boards. In one class,
our midterms had to be printed on thirds
of sheets of paper.
Then comes President Machen with his
enormous bonus preaching the need to
stay the course and stay committed to be-
ing a top 10 university. How does hiring
a state senator who doesn't have a Ph.D.,
at a salary greater than professors with a
Ph.D., make much sense to anyone?
I applaud Davis for standing up and
speaking out. Maybe it's time for the
administration to take their own advice
and take one for the team. Maybe Machen
should take that bonus and give it to the
teachers and staff that truly make this
university great, because right now he
doesn't look like he deserves it.
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Sign a lease by March 15th
& receive a $500 signing bonus.
Visit our website:
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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 lbr 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 Row!
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 more!
Call now, spaces limited 352-377-6700
Houses, Duplexes, Condo, Townhouses.
WalkjBike/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 email@example.com
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 agd 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 Inl Great location near
Oaks Mall! 2br 1 1/2bth condo,$755 per
mnth.Unit features tile & wood floors, w/d,
all major appliances in the kitchen, fireplace.
For additional info call (352)514-0372 3-21-
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
firstname.lastname@example.org 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 habit
IBR/1BA now renting for Fall 20081
Gatornest Apts. 3 bilks to UF
300 NW 18th St $5851mo.
Gatorside Apts. 4 bilks 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-
$375-$425. No app or pet fee. 1 & 2 BR, pri-
vacy fenced. SW. 352-331-2099 3-7-08-4-2
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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
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
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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
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 payed! For more info, plz
call (954) 494-9856 3-31-16-3
SUMMER SUBLEASE- Huge 1BR/1BA
at Boardwalk. Avail. May-Aug4. Pet
friendly.Pool/gym/laundry room/tennis court.
Rent $695/mo. Close to UF and has bus
stop. Call Andrea 617-448-9332. 3-6-3-3
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SUBLEASE Pinetree Gardens! 1 BR/1BA
2nd floor overlooking pool. Pets allowed.
Quiet. Pool and tennis courts. $663/mo + util-
ities. Available May 1st-July 31st. Opportunity
to renew for fall. Call Jenn 352-870-0714 3-
Summer Sublease at Royal Village. Rent
negotiable. Room avail in 4BR/2BA, 5 min
bus ride to campus, 30 s drive to Winn Dixie,
pool, tanning bed, fumished 727-420-2978
a ll- Roommates
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-
f| Roommates ) l Roomm[ates
$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 util Directv,
ph, wireless, Vonage, elec. W/D, office space
pvt BA (mom) Ig yd fenced, pets ok, trees,
wooddeck, hottub, pond. 15 min drive to UF,
near bus, Lakeview Ests 352-682-6297 Ken
*** 4 LARGE BRS AVAIL NOW 000
5 blocks from UF. Only $375/mo/ea incl utils.
Get set for fall...this place has it all! Wood firs,
WID, 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/unfurn 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/AN/S, N/D. Need
vehicle. Near bus/shops. Sm caged pet ok.
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
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
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-
the independent florida
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announces the openings for the positions
a paid position as head of the Editorial Division.
and as an unpaid member of the Board of Directors
Paid positions. Unpaid member of the Board of Directors.
Must be available for,Summer A & B.
The applications for these positions are available at the reception desk
at the entrance of the first floor of The Alligator Building at 1105 W.
University Ave., each weekday between 1-4 p.m. from now until
March 7th. Please do not call. Further written information is available
at the time an application is picked up. Please allow up to 15 minutes
at that time to read information you will need for the application
process. The application must be returned to the same desk by 3p.m.,
March 19th. THIS IS AN ABSOLUTE DEADLINE. Interviews
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offices in a meeting open to the public beginning at 2:00 p.m.,
Friday, April 11th. Applicants must be present at that meeting to be
considered. Applicants must be degree-seeking college or university
students. Preference will be given to those who have experience at The
Campus Communications, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Clean, quiet, non-smoking pre-profes-
sional female for 2BR/2.5BA townhouse.
Unfurnished. Very quiet neighborhood. $550/
mo + utils & cable & internet. Call 561-827-
Sell your house, condo, acreage, mobile
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NEW CONDOS -WALK to UF
3 BIks to UF. For Info on ALL 1, 2, 3, 4
Bedrooms for Sale, Call Eric Leightman,
Campus Realty at 352-219-2879. 4-23-72-5
GATOR PLACE CONDOS
2/1, w/d, 800 sq ft, 1 1/2 miles to Shands.
3600 SW 23rd St. $84,900 or rent for $650/
mo 352-372-0507 4-23-72-5
New 2, 3, & 4BR Upscale Condos
with 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
2/1 condo, walking/tiking 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 1003.SF, open floor
plan, sim. wood floors, comm. pool & ten-
nis.$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,
0-' Real Estate )
4BR/4BA LUXURY CONDO
NR SORORITY ROW-BLTAUG 05
AVAILABLE SUMMER 2008
ELEV ON PREMISE-904-838-7581 i-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 l 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 King! 3pc Orthopedic pillowtop
mattress set. Brand NEW, still in plastic with
warranty. Can deliver. $200 352-333-7516.
BEDROOM SET- $300 BRAND NEW
Still in boxes! 6 pieces include: Headboard,
2 Nightstands, Dresser, Mirror, Chestflust
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 352-377w8846
The Board ofDirectors of Campus Communications, Inc., publisher of
12, ALLIGATOR N TUESDAY, MARCH 4,2008
D[.1ihsF JEl-Motorcycles, Mopes [ Autos l Help Wanted ,.f d leIpWanted -
Hot Tub/Spa $1295 Brand New Loadedl
Waterfall, LED lights, cupholders, 110-v
energy efficient with warranty. Free delivery,
MUST SELL 352-372-8588 4-23-72-6
Be -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
I Comp uters
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
w/ID. Certified MCSE Technicians. 338-8041.
COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS
We buy computers and laptops
Working and Non-working
378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street
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)
El For Sale
Private, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF.
Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-538-
2181. Can leave mssg. 4-23-08-72-10
UF SURPLUS EQUIPMENT AUCTIONS
bikes, computers, printers, vehicles and
more. All individuals interested in bidding go
NANTUCKET POLYLINK 3
Length 14'9", width 26", depth 13", 55 Ibs,
350 Ibs capacity, cockpit 17" x 34". Priced to
sell $500. 352-335-3959 3-5-5-10
Futon never slept on. Walnut with Rose Cover
52: Euro Love Seat Double bed. Bought at
Main St. Bedding for $700 Will sell for $250
- Call 352-332-9271 3-17-08-5-10
cl!aMea Ir J
** 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.
Fre4 estimates. 376-6275 GatorMoto.com
New Scooters 4 Less has LOW service rates!
Will service any make/model. Close to UFI
Pick-ups avail $19.99 oil changes!! 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*
ORunning or notl*
*NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS
*Over 10 yr svc to UF students
OCall Don @ 215-7987 4-23-72-12
CARS -CARS BuyeSelleTrade
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
JUNK CARS HAULED AWAY!
*** FREE 0 FREE 0 FREE* FREEOOO
MUST HAVE TITLE! METRO GNV ONLY!
CALL DON 215-7987 4-23-72-12
CARS FROM $29/MO!
Hondas 0 Chevys 0 Jeeps and morel
$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 not.
'94 and up. Call Segovia 352-284-8619 4-
* Sun City Auto Sales
* 2000 discount off finance price
* No credit check.
0 All vehicles "0" down
* 352-338-1999 4-23-08-58-12
0 Sun City Auto Sales
0 Buy Here/Pay Here
O More than 300 vehicles in stock
0 30 days warranty any finance
0 352-338-1999 4-23-08-58-12.
0 Sun City Auto Sales
0 Free service until end of contract
0 Any vehicle finance
0 Oil change/tune up/brake job
0 352-338-1999 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 EXTRASIl! 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
* Buy here/Pay here
* More than 300 vehicles in stock
* 30 days warranty any finance
* 352-375-9090 4-23-57-12
* Sunrise Auto Sales
* Free service until end of contract
* Any vehicle finance
* Oil change/tune-up/brake job
* 352-375-9090 4-23-57-12
* Sunrise Auto Sales
* 06 Honda Civic EX, 2Dr, 39k, BIk $11,999
* 04 Honda Civic, EX, 76k, $10,999
* 04 Honda Accord, LXk,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,
contact: (567) 201 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-
BE AN INSPIRATION!
Take a blind lady to Mass on Sundays and for
walks and shopping as needed. We'll have
lots of fun! And you will make a new friendly
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 Koi fish to enter
a show. in Gainesville by next fall, Please
help, we may have fun, 352-219-6948. 3-
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.conm/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.
Leasing Specialist, PT
Sales & customer service exp.
220 N. Main; 352-375-2152 X301 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
Available from Commercial News Providers"
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Donate Plasma & Save a Life
Best part-time job you'll ever have.
Bring this Ad and Earn an
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PARK PLACE CAR WASH
Now Hiring FT & PT positions available.
-Great environment, flexible hours. Apply in
person 7404 NW4th Bivd-Across from Home
Phone survey interviewers wanted.
Start work today! No sales,
opinion research only! Flexible
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P/T, F/T, flex hrs. Good pay, tips
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If You're Not Earning
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Room and Board included
Get Paid to Play!
The Florida Elks Youth Camp (FEYC) needs
male and female summer camp counselors
ages 18 and up. FEYC is an over-night camp
located off of Highway 450 in Umatilla, FL.
The camp runs June 9 July 26. Please
contact Krys Ragland at 1-800-523-1673
Ext. 251 or 253 455-4267 4-23-71-14.
$STUDENTS GET CASH ON THE SPOT$
For gently used clothing/accessories & fur-
niture. No appt.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 FT&Summer Work. Starting
$10-$12 On EXP. Hotel & Meal Comp.Fast
Advancement, Benefits, Vac & 401K. Must
Have valid FL DL. DFWP 352-373-7516.
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.
TUESDAY, MARCH 4, 2008 E ALLIGATOR, 13
SHelp Wanted Help Wanted Help Wanted
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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 yodr 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 jobsI 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.
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-
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 NW 43rd 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.for more details
email at firstname.lastname@example.org 3-
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 wl keen interest in guns/
militarylpolice 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!
12-15 hr wk
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-
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
4011 NW43rd St. Suite A 3-5-5-14
TECHNICIAN NEEDED FT/PT
Tues/Thurs a must
Please apply in person
Institute of veterinary Spec
4011 NW 43rd St. Suite A 3-5-5-14
NEED EXTRA CASH NOW
LEARN HOW TO SUPPLEMENT YOUR
INCOME. THIS IS NOT A GET RICH
QUICK SCHEME. EARNING POTENTIAL
IS $200-$600 WEEKLY. WE HAVE 24 HOUR
CUSTOMER SERVICE TO HELP GET YOU
STARTED. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
CALL 888-269-3581 3-6-5-14
Writers Wanted We?re looking for talented
writers who are looking to spark their careers
and get immediate exposure! Interested?
- Email us at Careers@LexerdGroup.com
and send along your contact information.
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 email@example.com by March 26,
2008. Interview information regarding group
interview on March 29th will be sent out upon
Childcare Needed in my SW Home
M, W, F 8:30 AM Noon
Must have own transportation and refs.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 3-6-
Perfect Part Time Job
Growing Call Center needs Committed Reps
M-F 6-10pm, Hourly+Comm
Earn up to $20/hrPd Training, Pd Weekly
Leave message: 352-377-2573 3-20-08-
SUNFLOWER HEALTH FOOD
Must have industry knowledge w/ nutritional
or bodybuilding experience. 87 SW 34th ST
For 2 adorable infants 10 mon & 7
mon old Wed 9am 3pm, Th 5 9
pm, now through Aug. Email resume to
SUMMER CAMP JOB FAIR
Counselors, Food Service,& Activity Leaders
Saturday, March 8th 10am 2pm
Florida Sheriffs Caruth Camp
14770 SE US Highway 19
Inglis, FL 34449
Columbia Swim Team in Lake City is seek-
ing swim coaches for its age group seasonal
& year-around teams. Must be able to pro-
vide competitive stroke coaching. Salary is
negotiable. Contact Todd at 386-288-8059.
SUMMER JOBS: Recreation Camp
Counselors/Supervisors for summer recre-
ation program 6/09/08-8/01/08 for children
ages 5-14. WSI/Lifeguard and Maintenance
Aides (5/08-9/08). Exp desirable. City of
Plantation (west of Ft Lauderdale) 400
NW 73 Ave, Plantation, FL 33317 or
www.plantation.org to download application.
Artists/Craftsmen, PT/FT, the following skills
a plus: painters (faux finish, mural, airbrush),
graphic, sculptors (faux rocks), carpenters,
fiberglass (laminate, chop gun). Some posi-
tions may required travel. Fax to 352-336-
2913 or mail PO Box 143203, Gville 32614
Attention Smokers! Smokers between the
ages of 18 and 50 are needed to participate
in a study on decision making and smoking.
You could earn $8/hour for your participation.
Contact the UF Smoking Lab and Clinic at
352-273-2151 or email@example.com.
LIFE COACH needed for high functioning
16 y.o. boy with developmental issues. Spend
time each day over spring break 3/16-28. Ref
required. $8-9 per hour plus mileage. Call
UF GRAD STUDENT SEEKS ARTIST
to illustrate a variety of children's books for
possible publication. Please call 856-816-
for traditional hand tossed New Jersey style
pizza,EXPERIENCE REQUIRED,part time
hrs, every Thurs & Fri,SW GNV,please call
SALES/CUSTOMER SERVICE POSITION
30yr Horticultural Company needs rep
to cover either SFL or CFL. Auto, ben-
efits, & excellent pay. Email resume to
ATTENTION PRE-LAW & LAW STUDENTS!
Kaplan Test Prep & Admissions is currently
hiring LSAT Teachers & Tutors. Kaplan offers
flexible schedules, competitive pay, extensive
training and a benefits package for part-time
employees and their dependents after just 30
days of service. Applicants must be willing to
commit to at least one year of employment.
For more information, please call 1-800-
KAPTEST or email katherine.puller@kapla
MATH & SCIENCE TUTOR
for a 7th & a 9th grader. Call for details 352-
Florida Museum of Natural History has open-
ings for two front line ticket sellers & two tick-
et takers. PfT 20 hrs wkdays/wkends. $7/hr.
Email resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org
or fax to 352-846-0253 3-24-08-10-14
Benefits & competitive pay. Flexible hourAp-
ply in person Ruby Tuesday. 3-20-8-14
Valets & Parking Attendants Shands
Hospital. Exc cust service skills/clean driving
record req. 1st, 2nd, 3rd shifts avail, FT & PT.
Excellent pay! Perfect for students! 1-888-
463-1954, Ext. 205 to apply. EOE, DFWP
NANNY NEEDED W,TH,FASAP,
20 TO 25 HRS 2 kids, $10.50hr
Noah's Ark Nanny e-mail resume,pix,
schedule to email@example.com 3-19-
NANNY NEEDED T,W,TH ASAP,
25 TO 30 HRS 2 kids, $10.50hr
Noah's Ark Nanny e-mail resume,pix,
schedule to firstname.lastname@example.org 3-19-
l r Services
IMPORT AUTO REPAIR.BMW, Mercedes,
Porsche, Volvo, VW, Honda, Toyota, Nissan,
Mazda. Quality craftsmanship, reasonable
prices, near UF, AAA approved 378-7830
HYPNOTIST Stop smoking. Improve mem-
ory & concentration. Elminate bad habits.
Past life regression. Learn self hypnosis. Low
Student Rates. Leonard UmansAAPH, NGH
certified 379-1079 4-23-72-15
EVERGLADE EQUESTRIAN CENTER
The countryclub for horses & owners.
Customer lounge w/full kitchen & bath. 250' x
160' riding ring, round pen &jump paddock.
Lessons. 30 acres, 40 matted stalls, 19 sepa-
rate paddocks. 24-hr security, 352-591-3175 .
Want to be a CNA? Don't want to wait?
Express Training Services can get you certi-
fied under 3 wks! Hands-on exp, no videos.
Day/eveiwkend. Class sizes limited. 338-
1193 for details. expresstrainingservices.com
PERSONAL TRAINING 300
Personal and Group Training
Flexible Scheduling Exclusive Facility
Call for a free workout
Lavie i voices :
All facilities & amenities, quality instruc-
tion; 15 minutes from UF. Jan at 376-7762.
Greathouse Equestrian Ctr. 8-13-72-15
** GATOR MOVING & STORAGE **
Ask about the student special
10 Free Boxes ($35 value!).
FL Reg Ml 19 One item or a housefull
Call Now! 352-374-4791, 800-797-6766
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**AWARDS & PERSONALIZED GIFTS**
Plaques Name Badges Cups Etc.
Best Selection In Town
***GREAT BANNERS & SIGNS***
Custom Posters 0 Exhibits 0 Awards
Top Quality 0 Fast Service 0 Low Prices
Same day drop off service
Wash, Dry & Fold. 65 cents/lb
A Best Coin Laundry
2411 SW 13th St, 352-336-0720
RECORD A HITAT TAYLOR MADE MUSIC
Recording Studio. Bands, singers, rappers.
3 hour Intro Rock Block $100. Free set-up.
Pro Tools HD. Live rooms, good ears. Ask for
Glenn 374-9230 or 283-0630 3-19-08-30-15
Pineforest Farm Quality Horse Boarding! 20
acres located in Alachua. Excellent care in
a safe and family oriented environment. Call
Anna for details (352) 318-9622 or visit us
online @ www.pineforestfarm.com 3-20-
T-SHIRT SCREEN PRINTING
*Call or Stop by for a QUOTE*
MONSTER PRESS 373-3355
424 W UNIV AVE (in Spin Cycle,-
RESEARCH & WRITING SERVICES
HELP WITH ALL SUBJECTS
customessay.com 1-888-345-8295 3-20-
Sharon Ruth, Esq.
WANT TO LOSE WEIGHT FAST
AND MAKE MONEY DOING IT?
Call (352)390-7413 for more info.
PADDOCK WITH SHELTER, 2 ACRES
Private. Watermelon Pond 2000 acre state
riding trails. FREE dog board w/horse. 7 mi
S. of Newberry. RV spot ok. 330-329-8834,
DATA RECOVERY by DATATRIANGLE
HARD DRIVE CRASH? General Repair
Professional, CCE Certified, and Reliable
$35/Hour, Only $30 minimum charge
All Women's Health Center
Free Pregnancy Test
Adoption confidential & compassionate
adoption advice. Expenses paid if needed.
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Flexible hours. Send resume to
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4-23-72-16 WALDO FARMERS & FLEA MARKET
Every Sat & Sun Hwy 301
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ResZteh participants receive study related 4-23-72-21
examination, investigational drug and pay-
ment. Call Dr. Levy NOW 331-4040 4-23- SHOTGUN SHOOTING SPORTS
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First Care of Gainesville 1 PM to Dusk -Skeet-Trap-5 Stand
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4343 W. Newbery Rd, Ste #10, 373-2340 gatorskeetandtrap.com 4-23-72-21
Students Welcome-No Appointment Needed
Most Insurances Accepted. 4-23-72-16 D l r ,, Dt-\, 4-k 'll
CLINICAL HYPNOSIS For Behavior Change
& Trauma Resolution. Including- Smoking;
Relationship/Loss; PTSD; Sexual Trauma.
Institute For Clinical Hypnosis, 665-0928
Expert help available 2417 for quitting
smoking. Call the Florida Quitline: 1-877-U-
CAN NOW (1-877-822-6669). Formal attire
not required for service! 3-7-08-5-16
Attention Smokers! Do you want to quit
smoking? Smokers are needed to par-
ticipate in a smoking cessation study. You
will be compensated for your participation.
If interested, call the UF Smoking Lab
and Clinic at 352-273-2151 or e-mail us at
HIV ANTIBODY TESTING
Alachua County Health Dept. Call
334-7960 for app't (optional $20 fee)
Buys and sells modern casual clothing. 509
NWV-4 Ave. 375-3752. We pay cash. Open
10-6. We buy till 5.. 4-23-72-18
Since 1977. Two blocks from U.F.
SAVE ON RAYBAN/SUNGLASSES
300 SW 4th Ave. 378-4480
Want to make a connection?
Place your ad here to look for someone to
share a common interest with or for your
Young doctor looking for girlfriend 18-28
for traveling & good times. Send photos &
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DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL
ANNOUNCEMENT? PLACE YOUR AD
HERE AND GET IT NOTICED
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For more information call
Reduce your mile time.
7min. 6min. or run an
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March 9-16th. On beach! Accomodates 4
people. Includes fitness facility, pool & break-
fast. $800/wk. Call Jack or Nic 607-257-5585
SCUBA CLASS--Starts March 7
1st & Last weekends of spring break.
Aquatic Center next to Publix on Archer Rd.
WEEKLY MIAMI BUS SERVICE
UF ORL, FT.P, FT.L, WPB, POMP, MIA
PH.219-8778. ORDER ONLINE AT:
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Cheapest fixed price in town to So. FL. __
Buy tickets on line, over the phone, in per-
son. $35 One Way $45 Rount Trip.
Regular and Reverse Trips One Price Pets
Furry, feathery, scaly...no, not your
roommate...pets. Find or advertise your pets
or pet products here in the Pets section of
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UF WOMEN'S BASKETBALL
Butler thinks NCAA still possible
By PHIL KEGLER
Alligator Staff Writer
One day after a 17-point come-
back on the road, reality set back in
Monday for the UF women's basket-
Despite earning the confidence-
boosting win and finishing well
above preseason expectations, the
Gators (17-12, 6-8 Southeastern
Conference) will likely be left out of
the NCAA Tournament field come
Selection Monday on March 17.
After being projected to finish
10th and 11th by the media and
coaches, respectively, UF wrapped
up the No. 7 seed in the SEC
Tournament with Sunday's win.
For weeks, the Gators flirted with
an NCAA Tournament bid and were
placed in and out of bracket projec-
tions week by week.
As of Monday, UF has an RPI of
44 and the No. 23 strength of sched-
ule, according to CollegeRPI.com.
Still, a sub-.500 conference record
looks like the final blow.
Coach Amanda Butler admit-
ted Monday that her team "most
likely" would be WNIT-bound but
isn't willing to give up NCAA hope'
"We're not going to start talking
about that until we see what we
do in the conference tournament,"
Butler said. "There's also an au-
tomatic bid to gain. Certainly, our
biggest focus is South Carolina, and
then it's a situation where we've got
to approach it one game at a time.
That's really all we're thinking about
"We're not going to start
talking about (the WNIT)
until we see what we can
do in the conference tour-
UF women's basketball coach
Many would consider UF a
long shot at taking home the SEC
Tournament crown because such
a path would require four straight
wins, all away from the 0' Connell
Center, including matchups with
No. 3 Tennessee, and then likely
No. 21 Vanderbilt and possibly No.
7 LSU after that.
But a potential second-round tilt
against the Volunteers would give
the Gators one final chance at a win
that could give the final push to a
CollegeRPI.com founder Jerry
Palm released his weekly bracket
projection Sunday morning before
the Mississippi game and left out all
mention of UF. In his Feb. 24 projec-
tion, he listed the Gators as one of
his teams "dose but not in tourna-
ment." Palm has six SEC teams mak-
ing the field the six teams seeded
above the Gators.
ESPN.com analyst Charlie
Creme posted his most recent
bracket projection on Monday. UF
moved from his "last four out" cat-
egory on Feb. 25 to his "next four
out" category, meaning he consid-
ers the Gators somewhere from the
fifth- to eighth-best team not listed
in his 64-team field. Creme has five
SEC teams making the tournament,
with Kentucky being the school that
Palm has in and Creme does not.
Butler noted there is "a lot on the
line" this weekend and alluded to a
possible NCAA bid or a higher seed
in the WNIT, but she's most worried
about how the Gators play and what
they expect of themselves.
"I don't want them to think
anything is supposed to happen
except us being in the championship
game," Butler said. "We've talked
about championship expectations
in April, and now it's time to deliver
those thoughts in actions."
O'Sullivan attempts to shake up Gators offense with different batting lineups
Harrison Diamond / Alligator Staff
UF shortstop Cole Figueroa swings during the Gators' 8-5 loss at Miami on Saturday night.
BASE, from page 16
his usual No. 2 spot, freshman Josh
Adams, who usually hits sixth or
seventh, moved up to second and
outfielder Avery Barnes was no-
where to be found.
The shakeup didn't exactly go
as planned, with UF scoring only
six runs, but O'Sullivan couldn't
sit idly by as the Gators lost the
first two games to Miami.
"We had to do something,"
.O'Sullivan said. "You know, you
can switch the guys around, but
the bottom line is it's the same
guys. We've got to get better."
UF will likely put Travis Lawler
(0-0, 12.27 ERA) on the mound
Wednesday for his second start.
COLE GETS SOME LOVE: A Miami
fan who retrieved Figueroa's
game-winning grand slam ball by
climbing a fence on Sunday went
to UF's dugout after the game to
get the shortstop to sign the ball.
Figueroa said he had no idea
who she was, but she did have an
interesting proposition for him.
"She tried to hook me up with
her daughter," Figueroa said with
ETC. Senior first baseman Brandon
McArthur's batting average plum-
meted from .500 before the Miami
series to .286 after Sunday's-t.ane.
McArthur did not have a hit in the
series and went 0 for 5 on Saturday.
The team batting average dropped
from .356 to .291.
... The Gators be-
gan the series in
Coral Gables with
Baseball 22 stolen bases on
23 attempts. They
ended the series 24 for 25, stealing
only two bases all weekend. Both
stolen bases came on Saturday, and
the Gators likely didn't steal more
because the Hurricanes' pitching
kept them off the base paths. ...
Sophomore lefty Tony Davis has
made more appearances (six) than
anyone on the team, but has faced
the fewest batters of anyone who
has pitched (nine). Davis usually
comes in to get out individual left-
handed batters, facing Miami's
lefty Yonder Alonso three. times
over the weekend. Alonso went 0
for 2 with a walk against Davis.
M IKE, from page 16
Wake Forest affiliate a few days ago:
"I have asked for my release from the
University of Florida, and now it's up to
Coach Meyer to make that decision. He
hasn't granted me the release yet because
he's hoping that I change my mind, but I
just don't think that Florida is the right place
It's a hard pill for Meyer to swallow, and
along with running back Emmanuel Moody,
Wilson was one of the first signs that the
Gators could go toe-to-toe with the Trojans
after he. switched his commitment from
Maybe Wilson wouldn't start against
Hawaii on Aug. 3Q, but you can bet that he
would've made a difference by season's end
and in the next few years when Jim Tartt,
Phil Trautwein and Jason Watkins have
Because he sat out this season with a knee
injury, Wilson could petition to get an extra
year so he could play a full four seasons at
his next school, but for all intents and pur-,
poses he's throwing a year of eligibility out
the window by leaving UF.
He's also giving up on a dream he has
carried for a while to block for Tebow.
I don't know all the details, but it's not a
good sign when UF can't hold onto some-
one that talented who stands to lose a lot by
The sky isn't falling, but it's a cause for
Until now, the Gators kept up with USC's
ability to weather the storm by not losing ir-
Sure, the Trojans lost Moody to UF. He's
great, but they had eight yes, that's eight
- other guys competing for a starting job at
It's not the same with Wilson, and the
Gators had better hope they don't runanto
him, wherever he lands, in the future.
Coach wants to see
passion in his players
HOOPS, from page 16
was acting any differently.
"1 would be disappointed if (Allen) would have felt like I've
changed from October 15 to now," Donovan said. "I would
be more disappointed of how he viewed me in October and
November versus how he views me now."
He deflected any notion of being more stressed than usual.' -
Before this team took the court, Donovan
had skepticism about its heart and ability to
compete at its fullest potential.
"I don't like the passion, the fire, the
intensity that we play with on a regular
basis," he said. "For whatever reason, I
haven't been able to get that out of them."
Due to the success of the program dur-
Allen ing the past two years, expectations for
this squad were inflated. Donovan said he
thought even his players felt they would walk into Gainesville
and leave as champions.
This path and this process, he said, are harder than they can
"If there's one thing I think I could do a better job of,"
Donovan said, "it would be to get them to be more embodied
in terms of reflecting me and my personality."
Donovan expressed regret at not instilling this toughness in
his players, but agreed there is still time to grow.
"I don't know if it's ever fun," Donovan said. "Fun would
not be a word that I would use."
TUESDAY, MARCH 4, 2008
Pressure for NCAA tourney bid wears on Donovan
Casey Lawson, Alligator
UF coach Billy Donovan watches his team during the Gators' 85-82 victory against South Carolina in the
O'Connell Center on Feb. 20. He has had the tough task of leading a young UF squad.
* UF REMAINS ON BUBBLE
WITH TWO GAMES LEFT.
By DANNY KLEIN
Alligator Staff Writer
Heading into the season, UF
coach Billy Donovan cleared his
plate, lowered his expectations
and hoped for the best.
He couldn't predict how far this
team would go, and he didn't try.
Now, with only two regular-
season games remaining, the ques-
tions are beginning to mount for
the two-time defending national
champion coach, whose players
have noticed the wear and tear of
such a difficult season.
"You can tell he's a lot more
stressed than he was at the begin-
ning of the year," forward Adam
Allen said. "He's really been press-
ing here lately and I'm sure he's
going through a hard time. He
probably can't sleep at night."
The likely causes of Donovan's
apparent insomnia are the worries
all coaches have.
The Gators (21-8, 8-6
Southeastern Conference) are on
the bubble for the first time in a
long time after a disappointing
loss to Mississippi State.
The Gators have made the
NCAA Tournament nine consecu-
tive times, and the streak is hang-
ing by a thread.
UF probably needs to win one
of its next two, which is no easy
task. The Gators first host No. 4
Tennessee on Wednesday before
heading to Lexington to take on
Kentucky in the
ably accounts for
Men's why Donovan,
Basketball as Allen said,
seems more up-
tight than usual.
"He's in the office a lot more
than he usually is. He was up
here 8 [Sunday night]," Allen said.
"Sunday nights at the office, you
Donovan hasn't dealt with
this type of anxiety in a long time
- not since 2004, when former
UF forward Christian Drejer left
a Gators team with a 5-6 confer-
ence record and headed for Spain.
Donovan said he wasn't aware he
SEE HOOPS, PAGE 15
pThis transfer hurts a little more
Let's be honest. Everybody wants
to be Southern Cal.
Pete Carroll has built a dy-
nasty worth emulating, and lately the
program that has the best chance at
doing so is UF.
The Gators have a young coach
who knows how to win, great recruit-
ing and a solid fan base, and they're
also in an attractive location even
if Gainesville isn't really part of the
Florida you see on television.
But there has been a kink iA the
Not everyone on the roster is hap-
py, and with offensive lineman James
Wilson's recent request to transfer,
that makes at least five players who
Wilson will soon follow in the foot-
steps of Chevon Walker, Jarred Fayson,
Bo Williams and Bryan Waggener, who
all left UF this year.
There are a multitude of reasons for
the transfers, and in a backward way
it's the sign of a good program. The
pond is stocked,
and some of the
guys have to go
L* 1 The previous
S: four, despite
Mike McCall their high poten-
McCall-in' It tial, were noth-
Like I See It ing to cry over.
firstname.lastname@example.org There's a
Rivals.com named him the No. 12
overall prospect of the 2007 class, even
ahead of the beloved Pouncey twins,-
who have already made their mark in
He was a dominant force in high
school and has one of the best personal
relationships with Tim Tebow, thanks
to their three years together at Nease
Don't think Wilsen is much of a
loss? Urban Meyer does.
Check out what Wilson told
SEE MIKE, PAGE 15
Gators host Fighting Camels
By EVAN DREXLER
Alligator Staff Writer
The UF baseball team spent the entire
weekend trying to prove it belongs with the
elite teams in the country.
Though they lost two of three, the
Gators scored 15 runs in a three-game series
against No. 8 Miami while the Hurricanes
scored only three more.
Junior pitcher Patrick Keating thinks
the team showed that it can hang with the
nation's best teams.
"We feel like we can play with anybody,"
he said Saturday. "We feel like we worked
harder than anybody in the off-season get-
ting ready for the season."
It was also the Gators' first road series of
the year, something the freshmen needed to
get under their belts.
Tuesday and Wednesday night, the
Gators (6-2) go back to playing weaker
teams, and they get to play at home.
UF takes on Campbell (3-3) at 6:30
p.m. Tuesday and again at 4 p.m. on
The Fighting Camels, who play in the
Atlantic Sun Conference and hail from
Buies Creek, N.C., will see a lineup the
Gators have not used this season.
"We feel like we can play with
anybody. We feel like we worked
harder than anybody in the off-
season getting ready for the
Usual center fielder Matt den Dekker
will take the mound for his first career start
- he did not pitch at all last season. He has
started five games at center field this season
and has four hits in 19 at-bats.
In eight games, UF has not had the same
starting batting order or defensive lineup.
Against Miami on Sunday, Coach Kevin
O'Sullivan made the most drastic change of
the year den Dekker became UF's lead-
off hitter, second baseman Clayton Pisani
moved to seventh in the lineup down from
SEE BASE, PAGE 15
Toronto vs. Orlando
FSN, 7 p.m.
Arkansas vs. Mississippi
ESPN, 9 p.m.
(4) Rutgers 46
(1) Connecticut 66
(9) Notre Dame
NFL: The Denver Broncos are backing
defensive tackle Marcus Thomas after
his arrest this weekend in Orange Park.
Police found cocaine and a handgun in
a car Thomas was in, but the driver has
since admitted it was his.
* UF senior Mary Ratliff was named
Southeastern Conference Softball
Player of the Week on Monday. Ratliff
hit two home runs in an 8-0 win
against Oregon State and had a walk-
off homer against Stanford on Sunday.