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Graham Center dedicated
By LIA GANOSELLIS
Hundreds of UF students, offi-
cials and alumni gathered at the Bob .
Graham Center for Public Service
on Wednesday morning to dedicate
the center and honor its namesake
- a man UF President Bernie Machen
deemed UF's "most prominent gradu-
Joe Glover, interim dean for the
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences,
made the opening remarks at the cer-
emony, commemorating former U.S.
Sen. Bob Graham for keeping public
service alive in higher education.
Machen also remarked on
Graham's political career spanning
half a century, beginning
On with his run for UF fresh-
Campus man class president in
1955 his only loss in an
election, Machen added.
But Graham didn't give up, he
said. Instead, he decided to run for
"Graham won, and a political ca-
reer was born," he said.
Machen said that establishing a re-
lationship with Graham and his wife,
Adele, was one of the best things that
had happened to him in his four years
living in Florida.
Jim Pugh, namesake for Pugh Hall
and a UF alumnus, noted Graham's
"work days" beginning in the 1970s,
when he worked side by side with
Florida police, construction workers,
teachers and even garbage men to
gain personal insight on the everyday
lives of Floridians.
"He's the only Harvard graduate
that I have ever known who enjoyed
manual labor," Pugh said with a
"He's been an inspiration to every-
one in this room."
In an interview after the ceremony,
Pugh said the event gave him an
opportunity to see a lot of familiar
He said he had high expectations
for the Graham Center, and it can only
improve over time.
Pugh, who graduated from UF in
1963, said he and his friends used
NIcole Satker / Alligator Staff
Former U.S. Sen. Bob Graham speaks about his future goals to a crowd of
dignitaries in the Ocora Room of Pugh Hall during the dedication of the Bob
Graham Center for Public Service on Wednesday morning.
to look at UF buildings and wonder
whom they were named after.
"Now we have our name on a
building," he said. "Our claim to fame
is no more than having great love for
TFollowing the ceremony, four
former Florida governors, including
Graham, took the stage.
Reubin Askew, Buddy McKay,
Wayne Mixson and Graham discussed
political leadership and the impor-
tance of the Graham Center to encour-
age public service among students.
Former Gov. Claude Kirk, who was
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By WILL AFFORD
A UF cheerleader was arrested Monday
for filing a false police report, a misde-
meanor, according to the University Police
Lauren Beard, 20, was arrested after police
discovered she was the author of several e-
mails she had reported to
Sbe from someone stalking
her, UPD Det. Amanda
According to the ar-
rest report, Beard came to
police on Feb. 18 to report
threatening e-mails she
"They gave the impression someone
could be following her or stalking her,"
Police then began an investigation in
which the e-mails were subpoenaed and were
found to be sent from Beard's computer.
On March 3, Beard came to police to re-
port another e-mail, and Spurlin told Beard
that police knew the e-mails were sent from
her personal computer.
Beard then admitted that she had written
the e-mails, Spurlin said.
Beard did not return an e-mail Wednesday.
Nick Zissimopulos, Beard's attorney, said
she has been under a tremendous amount of
pressure and stress recently.
"She is taking some time over the next few
weeks to address these issues," Zissimopolus
said. "She takes responsibility for her actions
and apologizes if she has caused anyone any
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awI Vols coach visits UF students
By MIKE McCALL
Alligator Staff Writer
Just a few hours before he
led the Volunteers in their
win over UF, the University
of Tennessee basketball coach
Bruce Pearl sported a yarmulke
that read, "It's Great to be a
Pearl was the guest of honor
at UF's Lubavitch-Chabad
Jewish Student & Community
Center on Wednesday as the
first speaker in the center's
Jewish Heritage Program,
which aims to unite Jewish pro-
fessionals with young members
of the faith.
Rabbi Berl Goldman, the
center's executive director,
contacted Pearl- through a rabbi
friend in Knoxville and asked
him to speak.
"He identifies himself as a
proud Jew, and that's why we
selected him," Goldman said.
Pearl spoke about his expe-
riences as a Jewish athlete and
coach and took questions from
an audience of more than 70
about his faith, personality and
After growing up in the
Boston area, Pearl attended
Boston College, one of the old-
est Catholic universities in the
country. He said that while
he was there, he tried to break
down stereotypes of Jews in
athletics and stay strong in
his faith while surrounded by
those of a different creed.
"I always thought it was
cool when my Catholic and
Christian friends would do
the sign of the cross and pray
before competition," he said. "I
did the Star of David. I did it,
and then I was included."
"If I'm going to talk
the talk, I have to walk
University of Tennessee
men's basketball coach
He was complimentary of UF
throughout, calling the Gators'
back-to-back national titles in
basketball "one of the greatest
stories in the history of inter-
collegiate athletics" and coach
Billy Donovan the best in the
sport. Pearl was quick to form a
bond with the students in atten-
dance, posing for pictures and
exchanging contact information
with them afterward.
"I think he's a wonderful
man," said UF freshman Remy
Horesh. "He spoke beautifully
about so many different things,
and he made it really warm
in this room. He was a great
speaker to jumpstart this pro-
gram that we're trying to lift off
the ground here."
Pearl said he felt a responsi-
bility to speak at the gathering
despite his team's game that
"If I'm going to talk the talk,
I have to walk the walk," he
said. "I'm in a position where
maybe I can affect some young
people positively. If they have
a better day today because of
something that was said that
they could connect with, it was
well worth it."
Jonathan Hack, a UF sopho-
more and student director the
Jewish Heritage Program, said
the program will invite at least
one more speaker this semester
and could have as many as one
per month next year. After the
ceremony, Goldman assisted
Pearl in donning tefillin, a tra-
dition for Jewish men during
"Gators by 1 point,"
Goldman predicted before they
On an afternoon filled with
pleasantries and where former
enemies became friends, Pearl
said he didn't expect the lovey-
dovey attitude to last long.
"Does it make it more dif-
ficult for the Jewish students
at Florida to hate me because
I came here? Yeah, it probably
makes it a little more difficult,"
Pearl said. "They have to hate
me a little bit because I'm at
"That's the way we roll."
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SG officials prepare to fill departing treasurer's spot
* EJ. WALICKI WILL SUGGEST
By KATIE SANDERS
E.J. Walicki's resignation from
his position as UF Student Body
treasurer will create a gap in UF's
executive branch, but Student
Government officials said there
would be a replacement by March
Walicki announced during a
meeting of the Student Senate on
Tuesday night that he must resign
from office to be with his fam-
ily following his father's death in
January. Today is his final day in
office, he said.
Before he returns to Baltimore,
however, Walicki will suggest
three candidates to potentially
fill his shoes until his term ends
If the nominees accept Walicki's
nod, they will give speeches and
answer questions posed by stu-
dent senators at March 18's Senate
meeting, said Student Body
President Ryan Moseley.
The senators will decide which
candidate will act as treasurer un-
til Paul Drayton, the newly elected
treasurer, takes the reigns in May.
Drayton was elected in last week's
SG spring elections.
Walicki said his candidates
would have strong experience in
both SG and business.
"I can't see putting someone
who is somewhat new or doesn't
have a lot of work or finance ex-
perience in there because it would
be a setback," he said.
Moseley said whoever takes
control will handle one of the
busiest seasons of the year. Many
student organizations need SG
funds to travel to conferences at
the end of spring, which requires
Drayton, who is
chairman of the
Walicki qualified" to
adopt the position now. He did
not say whether Drayton was one
of the top three candidates he was
"But Paul is a fantastic name
that comes to mind," he added.
Drayton said if Walicki nomi-
nated him, he would happily ac-
cept so he could get a head start
on his duties before he officially
takes over in May.
Walicki said he would return to
UF in the fall, after he completes a
Moseley said he would miss
"his boy" but understands why
Walicki, needs to return home.
"E.J. is a very strong kid,"
Moseley said. "He's a great kid."
ON THE WEB
New online service to deliver groceries to students
By SARAH KIENY
Alligator Contributing Writer
David Feinstein knows that students liv-
ing on campus face problems when getting
their weekly groceries, including time con-
straints, transportation issues and parking
Feinstein, a UF finance sophomore, is
starting Gator Grocers with two other UF
The company will deliver groceries to
students on campus to help alleviate the
headache caused by shopping.
Matt Chais, a management sophomore
and co-founder, said Gator Grocers will be
run entirely online.
Sam Frazer, a business administration
sophomore and co-founder said, "You'll
go to our Web site, fill your grocery cart,
schedule a delivery time and check out."
Students will be able to set up an account
similar to the Gator 1 declining balance and
will be able to deposit money on the Web
site, which is expected to be running in four
to six weeks.
Gator Grocers will accept orders until
8 p.m. the night before one of the four
scheduled delivery days per week. The
company plans on transporting the goods
in a converted trailer. Customers will pay
"You'll go to our Web site, fill your
grocery cart, schedule a delivery
time and check out."
Gator Grocers co-founder
a delivery charge of $3.50 to $4 and will
receive a phone call when their food arrives
at their residence.
The co-founders expect their startup
costs to be around $12,000, and they hope
to be fully operational by summer B. They
will use that time as a test run to prepare for
the influx of students in the fall.
Feinstein had the idea to start the com-
pany when he was taking an entrepreneur-
ship class last spring, he said.
He told Frazer and Chais about his idea,
and they jumped on board.
The three collected information on cur-
rent shopping habits by surveying 600
students from 12 different dorms. From
their findings, they realized that a grocery
delivery service would be useful.
"Right now, we're targeting incoming
freshman and people who live on campus
in dorms, sorority or fraternity houses,"
Feinstein said. "We hope to eventu-
ally expand to neighboring apartments and
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6, ALLIGATOR I THURSDAY, MARCH 6,2008
Concealed weapons do
not belong on campus
In the wake of recent shootings on college campuses, many
have been left wondering what can be done if anything
at all to make sure students are safe at school.
One state lawmaker in Arizona has decided that students
should be allowed to take matters into their own hands
The proposed law, which the state's Senate Judiciary
Committee approved last week, would allow people with a
concealed weapons permit to carry their firearms at public
colleges and universities in Arizona.
While other states have similar laws in place, this bill is
particularly alarming in that it would allow not only stu-
dents and faculty to bring their weapons on campus, but also
Currently, 15 states are considering legislation that would
make it easier for people to carry guns on college campuses
under certain conditions.
While Florida is not yet one of those states, we're really
hoping the idea does not catch on in our Legislature.
Groups like Students for Concealed Carry on Campus,
which held a nationwide protest by carrying empty holsters
on campuses last year, would have you believe that con-
cealed handguns would make colleges safer. We strongly
Take Tuesday's bomb threat, for example.
Many students evacuated the building without know-
ing the full reason for the alarm and were on edge about a
possible emergency situation. Some said the police were not
adequately handling the threat, and felt unsafe.
Just imagine what could have happened if a student-
turned-vigilante decided to take on the role of law enforce-
ment and instinctively retrieved a concealed weapon.
Though there was no shooter, university police could
have easily assumed the worse and confused the law-abid-
ing citizen for something more sinister.
The real potential for tragedy is just too great to change
the laws. A scared college kid with a gun doesn't necessarily
make anyone secure enough to warrant such a risk.
To obtain a concealed weapons permit in Florida, a person
must be 21, must be able to prove that he or she does not have
a history of mental illness or a criminal record, and must pass
a gun safety training course.
But how would anyone know if a mentally ill shooter
were on campus if everyone had a gun on his or her hip?
You don't even have to leave Gainesville to find another
reason why turning campuses into something resembling
military zones would be a big mistake.
Last month, less than a week after five students were
killed at Northern Illinois University, an SFCC student
pointed a gun at another student. Fortunately, the five-hour
manhunt ended in a peaceful arrest.
Who's to say what would have happened if armed stu-
dents in that cafeteria saw the incident and had a fatal, knee-
This is one area where we stand behind UF President
Bernie Machen in his effort to keep firearms out of the class-
In 2002, when Machen was president of the University of
Utah, he believed the university should be able to ban em-
ployees and students from carrying guns on campus to pro-
tect academic freedom. His stance earned him a court battle,
but the American Council on Education supported him.
Machen told The New York Times, "Classrooms, libraries,
dormitories and cafeterias are no place for lethal weapons."
And, for once, we couldn't agree with him more.
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New housing out of
A nice, traffic-congested drive down Archer Road will
Reveal to you a beautiful new apartment complex
JJ called The Bartram, which boasts lavish, "green"
On the comer of 20th Avenue and 62nd Boulevard is an-
other new complex, The Woodlands. It seems their hook is a
fancy clubhouse and "upscale amenities."
I could go on and give you directions to every new apart-
ment in town, but I won't. Just drive around odds are you
will pass one.
While it's nice to see that Gainesville is growing to ac-
commodate its several thousand students, I can't help but
wonder how many people can actually afford or are willing
to pay to live in such luxury.
Don't get me wrong, our quaint little college town does
offer affordable housing if you want to live in a 25-year-
old building with linoleum floors, stained carpets and cob-
webs draped from your ceiling.
I realize that some people will take what they can get and
not complain, while others will dish out as much as possible
to have granite countertops and a "sparkling pool."
But my main concern is this: Why are all these new living
facilities charging such ridiculous prices? Where are the new,
average-style apartments with affordable rent rates?
I don't know about you, but I don't have the guts to ask
my parents to float me a loan so I can live in a place with a
complimentary tanning bed. It would be nice, but it's just not
The new buildings going up around town are charging
anywhere from $1,200 to $2,000 a month for, just a two-bed-
room, two-bathroom unit. One-bedroom prices are even
Part of being a college student is the experience of scrap-
ing by. Ironically, if you live like you're on a parent-subsi-
dized resort vacation every day, you're missing out on an
important life lesson: independence.
This frustrates me, and I'm not even searching for an
reach for students
apartment. Rather, I am looking for
someone to take over my lease from
May until August while I am gone
for the summer.
Don't even get me started on
how hard it's going to be to find
Rebecca Ganzak someone to rent my place with all
email@example.com this competition. It seems as if a new
building is erected every month.
I think the epitome of my argu-
ment here is the new Wildflower Apartments complex. I
can't imagine who would pay $1,095 a month for a 737-
square-foot one-bedroom apartment. Are 9-foot vaulted ceil-
ings and 2-inch plantation-style blinds really necessary?
Maybe this is all part of Gainesville's plan to keep college-
aged people from moving away after they graduate. For as
long as I have seen it, the trend has been to get out as soon as
you grab your diploma.
I understand their efforts, but let's be practical. A 22-year-
old, fresh off campus and preparing for the first bill of stu-
dent loan payments, will most likely be seeking rent prices
around $350 per bedroom. Because of course, that doesn't
include utilities, high-speed Internet and what's that other
Ah, yes, food.
Maybe before bringing in another Woodlands or Bartram,
developers should instead worry about finishing construc-
tion on University Corners or Stadium Club first.
And if the city really cared about our needs, they would
be attempting to accommodate the average college student
and graduate in town.
Instead of constructing another unaffordable mass of lux-
ury living, the city should provide incentives to bring in new
housing that makes sense for our lifestyles and our wallets.
Rebecca Ganzak is a journalism senior. Her column appears on
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Letters to the Editor
Common sense needed during drills
In regards to Ms. Meyerson's letter
Wednesday about poor police response to
the bomb threat, I agree that perhaps more
information could have been made immedi-
ately available through emergency channels.
But it should also be said that students, staff,
and faculty need to use common sense when
it comes to fire alarms and announcements to
evacuate. The first priority of the police and
other emergency responders should be to get
people out of the building, with specific in-
formation about "why" as a lesser priority.
Knowing it was a bomb or an armed as-
sailant won't do you any good if you stuck
around and got blown up or shot while
checking your e-mail or Facebook account to
see what was happening.
When the fire alarm sounds, it would
benefit you to get out ASAP instead of check-
ing your e-mail to see if it is just a drill. The
probability is high that the next fire alarm
you hear will be a drill or false alarm, but are
you willing to gamble your life on it? What is
the winning payout compared to the possible
UF staff and alumnus
Message system should have been used
Months ago, UF required me to provide
my cell phone number with the promise of
notifying me if my life was in danger. On talism, non-discrimination and "operating
Tuesday, many students, including myself, to promote the public good." At its most
were evacuated from Florida Gym into the basic level, then, SRI is an attempt to ensure
pouring rain with absolutely no reason that the companies we invest in share those
given. My classmates and I had a hard time values.
believing they would conduct a drill in such a We recognize the Board of Trustees' con-
storm, and we assumed that anything serious cerns over the practicality and desirably of
would elicit a message from the university, transparency, and fully accommodated them
Needless to say, upon finding out on UF's into our SRI Committee proposal. Basically,
Web site hours later that it had actually been the Committee gets real-time transparency,
a bomb threat, I was quite upset. What is the and the public gets retroactive transparency
point of having a university-wide emergency over the previous year's investments.
notification system if they don't actually let Problem solved.
us know about threats? The part about this process taking 10 or 20
Will Clark years seemed a little confusing in the article,
3LS but I was only trying to get across that we
understand the need for a robust endowment
portfolio, and that we desire SRI to be a long
term goal instead of a rash, dramatic restruc-
Responsible investing long-term goal turning of UF's portfolio.
I'd like to offer a brief response to the Skeet Surrency
socially responsible investment story in 3LS
Tuesday's Alligator, for which I was inter-
When it comes to what Carlos Alfonso
called everybody's "different idea of what Marine training not at fault for video
socially responsible investing is," I'd like To suggest any Marine is deployed with as
to make myself very clear: it doesn't matter little as three months training as Mr. Kershaw
what SDS, me or anyone else thinks SRI is, did in Wednesday's Viewpoints is completely
because UF has already clearly stated where incorrect.
it stands on several important issues. Recruit training, or boot camp, is in itself
We're deeply committed to environmen- three months. The advanced occupational
training all Marines receive continues that
initial period. Prior to deployment, the
Marine and his or her unit are again trained to
recognize threat, risks and operational com-
mitments. The Unit Deployment Program is
generally 90 days or longer.
Mr. Kershaw's comments seem incorrect
and an issue of integrity if he is a Marine.
To suggest that men and women of the
armed forces are robots just completely disre-
spect to those who serve. I would suggest Mr.
Kershaw's opinion reflect the robot approach
in that he is unable to objectively think for
According to the laws of war and armed
conflict, supported by the Uniformed Code
of Military Justice, simple human morality
governs the conduct of all armed forces. The
training all military members receive address
unlawful and illegal orders.
As a retired Marine, I will defend Mr.
Kershaw's right of expression, but personally
I find it hard to stand beside him in defense of
his opinion or position. The training he sug-
gests he received draws deeply from the roots
of tradition and honesty. I fail to see the tradi-
tional values of the military in his column.
A young man made a poor choice; the
Marine Corps did not build that kind of con-
duct into any individual.
retired USMC chief warrant officer
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Library West reopens after plumbing problems fixed
By ILEANA MORALES
Library West reopened
Wednesday morning after plumb-
ing problems closed the building
for nearly 15 hours on Tuesday.
Bill Covey, interim director for
UF library support services, said
the library was opened for regular
hours on Wednesday at 8 a.m.
It had been dosed at 5 p.m.
Tuesday through the night.
Covey said he didn't know how
many students were at the library
at the time of the evacuation.
Eric Cochran, associate director
of UF Physical Plant Department
operations, said he thinks a "big
wad of paper towels" flushed
down a toilet probably clogged the
sewage pipes, causing the library's
west-side bathrooms on all floors to
"I don't know how much paper
"We don't need to go to the
bathroom. We just need to
UF civil engineering senior
towel," Cochran said. "It's a four-
inch pipe [in diameter], so that's
quite a few."
All the bathrooms use the same
'pipes, he added.
At 5 a.m. Wednesday, three of
the department's staff members
started to remove sections of the
first-floor's ceiling to access the
clogged piping, he said.
He said the repairs, which
would probably cost less than $500,
would be covered by PPD as part of
Carpets soaked with water leak-
ing from bathrooms on each floor
were sanitized and not perma-
nently damaged, he said.
With Library West closed early
during a week filled with mid-
terms, students found other places
to study. On Tuesday night, UF civil
engineering senior Gary Neal said
he didn't think a plumbing prob-
lem warranted closing the whole
building, but he wouldn't let it
interrupt his studies.
"That's alright," Neal said with
a laugh. "We don't need to go to the
bathroom. We just need to study."
Study suggests link between diet soda, metabolic syndrome
May lead to heart disease, diabetes
By GRACE STAINBACK
Alligator Contributing Writer
Jenna Holtzman often finds herself an-
noyed when she makes a trip to the soda
machines on campus.
"I feel like every time I want to buy a Diet
Pepsi, they are all sold out," the UF sopho-
more said. "Everyone else seems to like it as
much as I do."
Holtzman has been drinking diet soda on
a daily basis for several years. It tastes good
and helps her stay slim, she said.
But a new study suggests that the bever-
age may not have the health benefits that its
A research team from the University
of Minnesota and the University of North
Carolina at Chapel Hill found a correlation
between drinking diet soda and developing
metabolic syndrome, the cluster of risk fac-
tors that include high blood pressure, insu-
lin resistance and abdominal obesity.
In a paper published Jan. 22 in Circulation:
Journal of the American Heart Association,
researchers explained that among those who
drank one can of diet soda a day, the risk for
developing metabolic syndrome was 34 per-
cent higher than those who drank none.
Metabolic syndrome is a growing con-
cern because of its association with an ex-
tremely high risk of cardiovascular disease
and diabetes, said Michael Haller, assistant
professor at UF's Department of
Health Haller pointed out that the
study found only an associa-
tion between drinking diet soda and the in-
A host of unknown variables may be
the underlying cause for the correlation, he
Haller said that although the study re-
vealed new insight, further experimentation
is needed to prove that diet soda actually
contributes to the development of metabolic
"Until a reasonable explanation can be
provided, I doubt many physicians or pa-
tients will accept the idea that they should
avoid diet drinks," he said.
Holtzman said she would continue to
visit the Pepsi machines on campus for her
diet soda fix.
"Until there is more information, I just
don't have the motivation to quit drinking
it," she said. "It really is a staple in my ev-
eryday eating pattern."
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Local woman uses horses
to aid in patients' therapy
Nothing has inspired Cathi Brown quite like horses. Since she was
raised with them, speaking "horse" was her first language. Brown
realized her passion for horses had grown beyond a hobby. She vol-
unteered for an equine-assisted therapy program where she saw the
relationship between children and horses, and realized this was her
calling in life.
After earning her master's in occupational therapy, Brown co-
founded Horses Helping People, HOPE, a nonprofit organization that
specializes in equine-assisted therapy for people with special needs.
She now sees three patients a week.
"It provides something that you cannot find anywhere else," she
PHOTOS AND TEXT BY MARIANNE LIJEWSKI
LEFT: Holding and balancing objects is one exercise Brown teaches
Kaylee Ridaught, 6, to do while riding Harry during a therapy session
at Helping Hooves Farm in Archer.
BELOW: During the weekend, Brown likes to groom, ride and spend
time with her horses at her home in Fort White.
Crews, 8, could
ride the horse,
he is instructed
to take care
of the horse
by brushing its
mane. Crews vis-
its with Brown at
her home in Fort
she lives on 15
acres and owns
LEFT: In the HOPE
Brown works with
the patients on
fine motor, gross
tion and balance
to tend to the
ABOVE: After an hour-long therapy session, Brown chats with Christine Mor-
gan and her parents about her improvement in that day's work.
10, ALLIGATOR *THURSDAY, MARCH 6,2008
Sen. may teach summer
Sen. Mike Haridopolos could be at
UF as early as this summer after meet-
ing with UF's Department of Political
Science chairman Wednesday after-
While he visited campus for
the Bob Graham Center for Public
Service's grand opening celebration,
Haridopolos, R-Indialantic, spoke
with Department of Political Science
Chairman Stephen Craig about teach-
ing some summer classes in addition
to the ones he agreed to teach in fall.
Haridopolos accepted a $75,000
offer in February to lecture in the UF
Department of Political Science and
coordinate internships at the Graham
Center for nine months. He planned
to start teaching in August.
Steve Orlando, UF spokesman,
said Haridopolos has not signed any
agreements for the summer, and his
salary has not been
S shook hands
with guests at the
opening, he said he
wants to be back in
Harldopolos the classroom and
on campus all summer.
"The whole goal right now is not
just to kick off the Graham Center, but
to make sure the programs are start-
ing to be placed in motion," he said.
UF holds sculpture contest
Another order of french fries? More
There's no telling what UF's next on-
campus sculpture will be, but a new con-
test aims to find a piece of art for the lawn
outside the Hub along Stadium Road by
The contest is open to UF students,
alumni, faculty and staff. The deadline to
submit entries is Friday at 5 p.m. Photos
of entries and applications must be de-
livered to the International Center at the
Heather Barrett, who works in the cen-
ter's Office of Program Development, said
UF's Office of Academic Technology and
the International Center would pay the
winner $1,000 and host his or her work of
art in the Hub's front yard for a year. The
winner will be announced
On April 7.
Campus The sculpture should be
made from materials suited
for Florida's weather, like metal or wood,
said Oaklianna Brown, a graduate student
who is organizing the contest.
Artists working in paper or wax should
probably not apply, Brown said with a
Four former Florida governors attend center's dedication ceremony
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Former Florida governors, from left to right, Bob Graham, Wayne Mixson and Buddy MacKay,
answer questions at a town hall meeting at Pugh Hall on Wednesday.
GRAHAM, from page 1
also scheduled to appear at the fo-
rum, was unable to attend the event.
Graham said he hoped the center
would encourage students to be en-
thusiastic about their government.
He added that teachers need to be
just as eager to learn.
McKay said the center was not
only a dream fulfilled, but also the
beginning of more dreams to come.
"If the Legislature can deal with
long-term issues, students could,"
McKay said. "I'd like to see the stu-
When a student asked Askew, a
Florida State University professor
and UF alumnus, about the rivalry
between UF and FSU, Askew said he
was equally proud of both universi-
McKay added that the universities
share more interest today than they
ever have before and can help each
other become stronger.
Mixson said in an interview that
people expect political leaders to do
everything without public input.
"That's not the American system,"
"We need strong men and women
to advise us on what's right."
David Lopez, a political science
junior, said he thought the governors
made a good point by emphasizing
"If any change is going to
come about in the State Uni-
versity System, it's going to
have to come at the hands of
UF political science junior
"If any change is going to come
about in the State University System,.
it's going to have to come at the
hands of students," Lopez said.
The Graham Center will host a
lecture today at 7:30 p.m. with Sen.
Chuck Hagel, R-Neb., and Sen. Jay
Rockefeller, D-W.Va., as part of the
center's presidential lecture series.
Free tickets are available in Room
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Female roles debated
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By MIKALA KUCHERA
Alligator Contributing Writer
The president of the Network for en-
lightened Women discussed the distinc-
tion between two prominent feminist
groups at a speech Wednesday night.
Karin Agness, a University of
Virginia law student who in 2004
founded the group, known as NeW,
was invited to speak at Turlington Hall
by the NeW UF chapter to increase its
awareness on campus, said Holly Hall,
Agness spoke about the negative
aspects of liberal women's movements,
including victim mentality, androgyny
and the alliance between the sexual
revolution and feminism.
She advocated a more conservative
approach to feminism as opposed to the
classically liberal mindset, which aims
for complete equality with men. It's OK
to be different, she said, as long as men
and women have the same rights.
"Feminism has gone too far," she
said. "And it's time to offer a balance
to the women's rights movement and
She said NeW's goal is to provide
a resource for conservative women on
campus and emphasize that not every
woman has to join the workforce.
The nearly 40-member audience,
consisting mostly of women, included
members of both conservative and lib-
eral feminist groups.
Members of UF's chapter of the lib-
eral National Organization for Women,
known as NOW, sat together in the back
of the room and challenged Agness'
"Feminism has gone too far.
And it's time to offer a bal-
ance to the women's rights
movement and debate."
Claire Beach, president of UF's NOW
chapter, said Agness has a "fear of the
radical feminist," and her lack of under-
standing fuels the divide.
Beach said Agness and NeW's views
on liberal feminism are outdated. NOW
appeals to modem women, giving them
the opportunity to choose to have a ca-
reer or stay at home, she said.
"I challenge you to walk the walk
and support these liberal organizations
that you criticize," Beach said during the
question-and-answer segment after the
speech. "We are for the same thing."
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STEFANIE ROBERTS I AVENUE WRITER
You won't find any inebriated
college students commemorating
Spring Break with an indelible me-
mento at Anthem Tattoo Parlor this
"We absolutely won't tattoo
anyone who's been drinking," said
Anthem artist Mike Mehaffey. "Or
anyone under 18."
Mehaffey and fellow Anthem
co-owners Dave Kotinsley and Rob
Barnes adhere firmly to this policy
not only for obvious legal reasons,
but also out of respect for their craft
For the bearded, heavily-inked
trio, tattooing is as much about the
collaboration between artist and
client as it is the final product, if not
Between the three of them,
their experience includes rigorous
apprenticeships, art school and a
combined thirty years of tattooing
Kotinsley was working out
of a one-man studio dubbed the
Tatt Shack in the back of an office
complex parking lot on Sixth Street
before teaming up with Mehaffey
and Barnes, reputable artists he
knew from the Gainesville tattoo
and music scene.
The men bonded over a mutual
desire to further hone their artistic
merit and technique and provide
a unique, "one-on-one" tattoo ex-
perience. In January of 2007, they
opened Anthem at 102 SW Sixth St.
The parlor is named for Ayn
Rand's novel about "freedom and
the world's inability to dimi
human spirit," said Kotinsle
Along with newcomer
Moran, the three founder
expressive art that appeals
We're not goir
tattoo collectors than people
for "industry souvenirs."
"We're not going to tat
signs like] weed leaves,"
They are simply artists t
run a business, he added,
fce trepreneurs trying to make a buck
Unlike some local parlors that
shthe rely on gimmicks to draw in clients,
Anthem's reputation is built on ser-
y" vice and quality.
rMicah Kotinsley said- the Anthem
s create employees make their own tattoo
more to machines, secret-recipe inks and
Ig to even needles, and always remain
up-to-date on safety protocol and
like] sterilization. They have no patience
for tattooists who can't fix their own
"It's like a guitar player who
can't tune his own guitar,", said
looking Mehaffey even designed a care
package for freshly tattooed clients:
too [de- a Chinese takeout box stocked with
scoffed lotion, sanitizer, thank-you note,
and care instructions. And a fortune
trying to cookie.
not en- The package reflects the guys'
love for all things kitschy.
The walls at Anthem are plas-
tered with band posters, stickers and
watercolors by the parlor's artists.
Amid the artwork are shelves lined
with tacky memorabilia like boar
skulls and an imitation Christmas
Story leg lamp.
Most of the parlor's bizarre
adornments are gifts from satisfied
customers that act as conversation
fodder during long sessions.
"When you're tattooing someone
they'll ask, 'Why do you have a
battle axe on your wall?' There's a
half an hour [story] right there," said
Each artist also has his own per-
sonalized "studio" area.
The parlor's cozy yet professional
ambiance is certainly no gimmick.
"Anthem is an extension of my
person," said Kotinsley. "We put
our heart and souls into this place.
I wouldn't leave it to anyone who
E Our sex columnist examines the
different experiences singles and
couples have over Spring Break,
while our fashion columnist dishes
on the latest beachwear.
* We're chock full of criticism here
at the Avenue. This week we review
new releases from Stephen Malkmus
and the Jicks, Pelican, Kaki King and
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* Break differs for singles, couples
* My previous Spring Breaks have been pretty
I participated in the pandemonium of Panama
* City. I carelessly cruised the Caribbean. I sunbathed
on the sandy shores of South Florida's beaches.
During all these adventures, I sipped on frothy
0 beverages, bonged beers and made out with the
"Holiday Inn guy" and the "Lido deck guy." I even
entered a randy rump-shaking revue in Nassau,
only to lose to my more talented butt-bopping bud.
I should have prefaced that this all happened
when I was: A) single-and B) 19, which are two fac-
0 tors making that type of behavior warranted and
But alas, I'm now coupled, committed and un-
able to continue that careless conduct. And frankly,
I wouldn't want to.
It seems to me that Spring Break presents a
uniquely different experience for those in relation-
ships and those not.
Case in point: My plans for this break include
my boyfriend and I visiting each other's families
and going on various day trips that, at times, ap-
peal more to one than the other. I'll go to Spring
Training baseball games if he comes with me to the
Gone are the girly groups I used to travel with,
which have been replaced by my boyfriend and our
The key difference here
When I was younger and i
single, the goal of Spring
Break was always to get a
tan, get toasted with the girls
and find a guy to reiterate to me just how young,
single, tan and toasted I was. Indeed, hooking up
was an objective of all my trips and a necessity for
having a "juicy story" to tell all my friends.
The goal of this trip is decidedly different: relax
and impress the parentals. I doubt my "juicy sto-
ries" will do the trick there.
My point is that singles and those in relation-
ships are often pitted against each other, perhaps
unfairly so. Spring Break is no exception.
I'm sure there are fair shares of wild and crazy
couples, and perhaps it's my age, not my relation-
ship, that predisposes me to a certain kind of calm
I can't help but think I wouldn't be as game
to shake my rear in front of 100 random Spring
Breakers if my butt already had claims to it,
Truth is, I wouldn't change any of my breaks
(that hungover morning where I vomited con-,
tinually in St., Thomas not withstanding). It's those
crazy vacations that allow me to enjoy the calm and
collected break I'm about to have this year.
Malkmus finds gold
sound with 'Trash'
ROBERT HILSON I AVENUE WRITER
Being single sucks. Just ask Stephen Malkmus.
Like Lou Reed without the Velvet Underground and
Eric Clapton without Cream, the one-time Pavement
ringleader finds himself trying to evade ghosts of a
seminal past life.
Why? Because fame is a double-edged sword, either
inspiring shameless hero worship or consigning all sub-
sequent releases to the scrap heap.
So it's a good thing that
Malkmus is some sort of guitar-
wielding samurai, and his tunes on
"Real Emotional Trash," backed by
his band, the Jicks, transcend lazy
Stephen Malkmus Pavement comparisons.
and the Jicks. Indeed, the lengthy six-string
Real Emotional Ttash workouts on display are a far
cry from the lean perfection of
Pavement's "Cut Your Hair."
Certainly, "trash" aptly labels the filthy guitar tone
distinguishing this collection from previous outings.
Songs also showcase the kind of cryptic lyricism and
offbeat melody that make Malkmus the smart-ass, anti-
Dylan of his generation.
Hearing few throwaways, most will find Malkmus'
"Trash" listening treasure.
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Sandal, swimwear tips for the beach
VANESSA DiMAGGIO I AVENUE WRITER
Spring Break isn't just about not having classes, go-
ing on vacation or getting to relax for one week out of
the long spring semester it's about fashion..
For one week, you're taken out of your comfort
zone. You can try trends you were afraid wouldn't
work on campus and take fashion risks on vacation
where nobody cares what you look like or won't see
Here are a couple beach-friendly trends to try.
T-strap sandals are Spring Break essentials that
make your raggedy, old flip-flops pale in comparison.
These sandals scream sexy-island style. They come in
a variety of fashions, from embellished to braided to
metallic, so you can choose which style works best for
You may have seen these sandals featured in maga-
zines or on the likes of celebrities but never
knew where to find them for a
able clothing giant
Old Navy has released
a line of inexpensive, -
cute and comfortable
T-straps priced around
$15 to $20.
another beach must.
That's right, you can
wear jewelry to the beach.
Aside from the necessary pair of sunglasses, you
can add cute beach totes, long chain necklaces, bangles
and hoop earrings just not all at once. You can ac-
cessorize, but you shouldn't look like Elizabeth Taylor
when you do.
Gold is the color of the season so leave that silver
jewelry at home. Stick to one or two accessories for a
And now on to the ultimate Spring Break garb: the
Designers this season have offered some interesting
and stylish swimsuit trends.
Look to add the paisley-print bikini to your arsenal
of Spring Break swimsuits. This colorful print has a
cool '70s vibe that gives your suit an earthy, Bohemian
For. one-piece suits, there's been a resurgence
of swimsuits with interior shelf bras and gingham
prints that are a throwback to the glamorous
Hollywood style of the '30s.
Last but not least, the mismatched
bikini is a must-have this season.
Try matching a solid magenta
bandeau top with a gold
bikini bottom for a
So strap on those
sandals, tie up your
bikinis and have some
fashion fun on spring break.
Erykah Badu explores
space funk on album
ADRIAN RUHI I AVENUE WRITER
Erykah Badu has never
been one to-conform to
R&B's norms musically,
stylistically or oth-
erwise. It's only ap-
propriate that on her
first studio album in
three years, "New
Amerykah Part One
(4th World War)," Eryka
she manages to find New A
cohesion amidst Part 0
myriad sounds and Worl
If any recurring themes
are to be found in "New
Amerykah," they are slight
nods to both political com-
mentary (the war in Iraq)
and the music of a genius
(late hip-hop producer J
The album is a look into
Badu's stream of conscious-
ness, a series of stark vi-
gnettes that often clash
against what one would
usually consider musical. -
On one end, she is
a mellow soulstress,
as on the introspec-
"Me" and "Soldier."
On the other end,
Badu she's deep into psy-
erykah chedelic funk as on
e (4th the syncopated "The
War) Healer," "My People"
But "New Amerykah" is
at its best when she is most
The coffee shop-ready
"Telephone" and the single
"Honey," are the most
reminiscent of her debut,
"Baduizm," and are much
more accessible songs than
the lost-in-space weirdness
of much of the album.
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Students get nostalgic with elementary school games
CAROLYN TILLO I AVENUE WRITER
Recess has come to UF at last.
Amidst the crowds of the
university's bustling plazas, two
groups of students have con-
quered time and jumped back to
their elementary school pasts a
timiewhen black-top games were
more than just games.
Since the spring of 2004, stu-
dents have gathered on Turlington
Plaza at about 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on
Friday for a bout of four square.
For those of you without a
childhood, the game is simple:
four players must let the ball
bounce only once in their individ-
ual square before hitting it into an
opponent's square. If the ball does
not bounce, or if it bounces more
than once in a square, the player
who failed to hit it is out.
Although four square could be
considered an immature flashback
to the days on the playground,
some participants feel that this is
mainly the reason they enjoy this
game so much.
Caitlyn Shepard, a freshman
nursing major, said playing the
game at UF reminds her of her
. four-square victories in the fourth
"Up here, it's almost nostalgic,"
Shepard said. "It's a nice way to
end the week."
Her fellow four-square players
John "Jelley" Kelley, a junior
majoring in physics and geology,
said that four square is a weird
game to play on a Friday after-
noon, but agreed it's a good way to
start the weekend.
It's also a random, low-key way
to spend the time in between class-
es, said Matt Randolph, a senior
majoring in anthropology.
"It's a sign to people
that 'hey, it's okay to be
UF accounting junior
Randolph started playing four
square in the spring of 2005. He
said there were a lot of partici-
pants; everyone knew each other
and each person had a nickname.
These days the crowds that
line up for the game may not be
as large, but the matches are still
memorable as ever sometimes
Kevin Fillipps, a psychol-
ogy and business administration
sophomore, said he remembers
one Friday when his friend went
for a ball and slammed his neck
into the brick wall surrounding
Fillipps, who brings the four
square ball each Friday, also got a
dent in his leg while playing four
square, for which he still bears the
Despite the injuries reminiscent
of the scrapes and bruises earned
on the playground, Michelle Isgut,
a freshman animal science major,
said that the game's atmosphere
is still very friendly and inviting as
new faces mesh with those of vet-
erans to create a fun-loving group.
While four square reigns over
Turlington, a second group of
students can be found down the
road on the Plaza of the Americas,
where Avi Leavitt, a sophomore
computer engineering major,
started a jump-rope group.
Leavitt's interest in jump rope
began after trips to Disney and to
the University of Central Florida,
where Leavitt saw kids jumping
rope and doing Double Dutch
at a kid's fair. Leavitt, of course,
When he got back to Gainesville
at the end January, he decided to
start a jump-rope Facebook group,
which some of his friends have
joined because "they enjoy being
kids," Leavitt said.
Faryn Hart, an anthropology
junior, said she likes the group
because people come to it that
she has never seen and never met
and they can still bond with the
Although the group is small,
they are trying to build it up, said
Josh Pollock, a senior majoring in
wildlife ecology. -
Regardless of what the future
holds, returning to elementary
school games on a college campus
takes courage and confidence.
"It's such a good and simple
exercise," said Joshua Freesman, a
junior majoring in accounting. "It's
a sign to people that 'Hey, it's okay
to be yourself.'"
Pelican DVD shows band's chops, stoic performances
DAVID LOW I AVENUE WRITER
When a band decides to release a DVD
of its live act, it usually has something to
offer for the viewer at home.
Maybe it's a laser light show, maybe
it's a giant plastic bubble or maybe it's
make-up and elaborate costuming. The
L best is when it's just the power of the per-
Unfortunately for post-rock/metal
band Pelican, its live DVD, "After the
Ceiling Cracked," has none of these quali-
For one thing, there is no interaction
between the band and the audience in at-
tendance at the 2005 show in London.
Since there are no vocals in the music,
there aren't even microphones onstage
and the set moves from song to song in
an impersonal way with no endearing or
funny banter in between.
Camera angles are also limited and
there are few cuts to change up the visu-
The biggest detrac-
tion, though, is that
nothing really exciting
Pelican Don't get me wrong
"After the Ceiling the songs are heavy,
Cracked" technically proficient
and the dudes are into it,
head banging to their one-mile-per-hour
But that's about it.
The one thing the disc has going for it
is exceptional audio quality, but without
something to hold the eye, it begs the
question of necessity, especially since all
the songs are recorded at even better qual-
ity on their albums.
Film can take a lot out of a live experi-
ence though, so it's extremely unfair to say
Pelican is boring live.
You can judge for yourself, as the band
is set to play at Common Grounds tonight.
Tickets are $12 and doors open at 9 p.m.
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Civic Media Center:
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Kaki King changes
sound with vocals
ALLIE CONTI I AVENUE WRITER
Short, Sapphic songstress
Kaki King has entered uncharted
territory with her fourth full-
length album, "Dreaming of
The first woman ever to be
put on Rolling Stone's 'Guitar
Gods' list, King has
earned her cred as an ex-
cellent musician, but for
the first time, her music ,.
enters the instrumental-
folk genre that straddles
the line of straight-up Kaki
pop music. "Drear
Also, King shores up Reve
With 2006's "...Until We Felt
Red," King finally moved into
the world of singing with her
ethereal intonation only buttress-
ing the post-rock categorization
she earned with her furious
guitar tapping and untraditional
Previously, the storytelling in
King's music could only rely on
evocative finger picking and vis-
ceral but nebulously pronounced
lyrics, but now is finally sus-
tained through narrative.
Yes, it is with this album that
King evolved true songcraft.
While still largely instrumen-.
tal, "Dreaming" features distinct,
girlish crooning on song'-like
"Life Being What It Is," "Saving
Days In A Frozen Head" and "2
Also noteworthy is the use
of drums that wouldn't
be found on previous
The shortening of
song lengths has not af-
fected the epic feeling
King of her songs, thankfully.
ling of Clocking in at only three
age" and a half minutes, "So
'Much For So Little"
packs the same punch as some
of her works that approached the
"Can Anyone Who Has
Heard This Music Really Be A
Bad Person?" might even be her
most epic song yet, finding a cin-
ematic quality through its use of
As her discography has
moved distinctly from complex
guitar opuses to indie-rock to
pop-style song-craft in the past
half-decade, it will be interesting
to see what King does on subse-
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call Ashley at 305-323-9742. 1-20-7-1
Two block to UF. Furn room in 4BR condo.
Rent includes all utilities, internet, cable TV,
pool, laundry, TV & microwave. Very nice.
$395 378-4626 3-31-08-61-1
2BLKS to UF-$360/Mo
4Br-$360/Rm Museum Rd-cable, internet,
water incll Move in now or fall. 281-3551.
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bus stop, pool, hot tub, tennis, gym, $495,
1/3 utilities; avail now. Katie 407-361-1154
NEW OXFORD TERRACE II CONDO, 3
blocks from campus, 2BR/2BA of 4BR/4BA
condo, furn. W/D, cable/internet, 1 year
lease, $550/mo + util (954)937-8080 3-
Lodging for 4 students. Partially furnished.
14 min to UF, all utils incl, W/D, sauna,
decks. Come and see! $350/mo each. 1st,
last, $200 damage dep. Call 352-466-0165
1st floor Condo @ Univ Terrace West on
SW 34th Street on bus route near UF 4
bedroom/4 bath, washer, dryer, carpet, TV,
etc $350 pp plus utilities, 1 year lease Aug
15,2008-Aug 14,2009 352-586-6468 3-
Room for rent $450/mo
near SFCC & Oaks Mall & 1-75. All utilities
included. 786-325-7941 or 258-0277 3-28-
*QUIET, CLEAN, LOTS of GREEN SPACE.
Rustic 1BR apt. $375/mo.
*1BR cottage $435/mo. Call 378-9220 or
mobile 213-3901. 4-23-72-2
2 BLOCKS TO UFI WOOD FLOORS
1 and 2 bedrooms for Fall 2008
As low as $535/person
We love pets!
Open late! 371-7777
$199 1st month's rent 377-8797
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1's, 2's, 3's For Fall!
HUGE Floorplans! Great Rates!
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Why be ordinary? 338-0002
Apartments off SW 20th Ave. Close to
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Price range $435 to $550. Includes water,
sewer, garbage and pest control. Sorry no
pets allowed. Call 335-7066 Mon-Fri. 4-
LEASING FOR FALL!
1BR $560 2BR $619
Pets Loved Walk/Bike to UF
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second walk to UF. Remodeled, Old House
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Rooms, Studios and 1/1s
From only $589 per month!
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Minutes from UF, shopping and Shands. On
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1/1's starting at $529
2/1's for fall $410/person
Quiet, pet-loving community
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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.Nowl
$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.
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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 Tomorrowl
Huge 2BR w/Patio
Located behind Butler Plaza
) 'For Rent
iJ U i unfurnished
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-
2br 2ba 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 UFLfs 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.
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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 1br 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 NW 6th 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.
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/1BA 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
n For Rent. i l. For Rent
Sunfurnished J I unfurnished
20, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, MARCH 6,2008
" '1 For Rent
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-
3BIRMBA 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
Immediate Move In! 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-
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/I1 BA now renting for Fall 2008!
Gatornest Apts. 3 bilks to UF
300 NW 18th St $585/mo.
Gatorside Apts. 4 blks 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
3bd 2.5bth w/large spacious Rooms.Water
and-Garbage included in rent Property also
has amenities: poolsauna & exercise room
$900.00 a month for entire condo. Hurry! Call
352-219-5603 ask for Starling 3-18-08-5-2
1/1, Ridgeview, free water, next to park, on
the bus line, cent H/A, courtyard, 2 miles to
UF, convenientto shopping, no smoking/pets.
$450 S.D., $450/mo. 562-2824 3-18-08-5-2
NE aPth St. W/D hk-ups. Hardwood, fans,
large backyard, excellent condition, $900/
mo No Dogs 373-3736 No Section 8. 4-
Available in Fall. 1-2-3 bedrooms, Hardwood
floors, fans, porches, downtown. No dogs.
1st-last-security. 373-3736 No Section 8
MILL POND CONDO
3BR/2BA, garage, across from GHFC.
$1100/mo Avail May. Call 331-6872 3-28-
1 BLKTO UF! 1BR 1BA
Grad II Apts, Carpet,
Central H & Air, Laundry
1236 SW 4th Avenue $525
Call Merrill Management Inc
1BR 1BAApt, 3BLKS to UF!
Carpet, Central H & Air
1029 SW 3rd Avenue $525/Mo
Call Merrill Management Inc.
352-372-1494 x10 3-21-08-7-2
2BR 1BAApt Near Sam's Club
Window A/C, Nat gas ht
Terazzo Floors. $550/Mo
2901 NW 14th Street.
First, Last & Deposit required
Call Merrill Management Inc
APTS for rent close to UF!
Merrill Management Inc.
352-372-1494 x10 3-21-08-7-2
2BR 1 BA Home off NW 6th St.
Terazzo Floors, Window A/C, Nat
Gas ht. 750 sq. ft. $600/Mo
404 NW 28th Avenue.
Call Merrill Management Inc
352-372-1494 x 10 3-21-08-7-2
2BR 1BAGarageApt, 1 BLK
to UF! Wood Floors, Central H &Air
Includes all Utilities $850/Mo
1014 Sw 2nd Place #B
Call Merrill Management Inc
352-372-1494 x10. 3-21-08-7-2
4BR/3BA, over 2000 sq ft. Nice neighbor-
hood, 1 mi to UF. Pool, $1500/mo. 2816 W.
University Ave. 376-6183 3-18-08-4-2
i Su..Subleases -
Last spring semester
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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 NOW! $730/mon. Call Kerri 561-
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
a ll Subleases
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
2/2 Sublet in Stoneridge Apts, May-July, 2nd
floor, next to pool tennis bball, fitness center
& laundry, 12 & 35 bus, 1,111 sqft!, 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
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
SUBLEASE Pinetree Gardens! 1 BR/1BA
2nd floor overlooking pool. Pets allowed.
Quiet. Pool and tennis courts. $663/mo + util-
ities. Available May 1 st-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, furnished 727-420-2978
Luxury 1/1 in a 1/1 The Estates. No room-
mates! Fully furnished, W/D, cable, utilities,
Internet incld. Gym, .B-ball, 3 pools, gated.
Bus 20, 21. 5 min to campus! Aval. May-Aug
$695 Call (954) 478-9599 3-21-08-8-3
March-July sublease. MARCH FREE! 1BR-
1BA Towne Parc Apt. $615/mo. Walk-in
closet, Pool, Gym, W/D, Close to Campus,
Bus Stop, B-ball & tennis court. Call Brittany
@ 3057854128 or email@example.com. 3-18-
ONE MONTH FREE RENT! Spacious 2bed/
2bath, washer and dryer in unit. Courtyard
view, large porch, dog friendly and access to
all amenities. Short and easy 1 mile bus ride
to UF, 5 min drive to SFCC. For showing call
Erin 321-961-4850 3-18-5-3
Cabana Beach Apt for Sublet
May Aug summer session
Many Amenities $530 OBO
Call Mike at 813-841-9851 3-18-08-5-3
2BR/2BA @ Rocky Point avail summer A or
until July 31st. Partially furnished if desired.
$325/mo/rm/OBO + utils. On bus route 34 &
35. Pool & on site laundry. Call 305-773-3761
or 786-253-6798 3-18-08-5-3
CABANA BEACH Summer Sublease! 1BR/
1BA, individual lease, W/D, poolside, walk-in
closet, utils. incl., $50 off orig. rate $490/mth!
May 1 Aug. 10 (3 mths pay), call 813-
361-6422 / email firstname.lastname@example.org
SUMMER SUBLEASE -- 2 Blocks from UF!!!
Spacious 1BR studio style living at $450/mo
Call (850) 264-7431 or you can email me at:
920 SW Depot Ave. Available May 1st. 4-
Sublease atThe Gardens on tower road. 1 BD/
1BA. $660/mo. NO MOVE IN COST. 750 sq
ft. Very clean, very quiet. Pool/tennis/laundry/
balcony/pets. Some furn for sale. April 1st.
284-1806. CVermeulen@naylor.com 3-19-
or| Roommates I
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-
$275 or $300/month for female students) to
join a female UF student in sharing attractive
3BR house near NW 8th Ave, less than 3mi.
from UF and on bus rte. #43, tile/hardwood,
large yard, $275/mo for smaller BR and
$300/mo for larger BR, + 1/3 GRU & Cable
HSInternet-TV, call 332-3852. 3-31-08-30-4
Male roomie needed. Share furn 3BR/2BA
house w/yng prof $400/mo + 1/2 util Directv,
ph, wireless, Vonage, elec. W/D, office space
pvt BA (morn) Ig yd fenced, pets ok, trees,
wooddeck, hottub, pond. 15 min drive to UF,
near bus, Lakeview Ests 352-682-6297 Ken
HANDYMAN SPECIAL Disc 4 wk. Share 2/2
MH Cornerstone. Furn 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, $4501mo 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. 3-7-08-8-4
Large furnished room, private bath NW Gvlle
house inc all utils + hi spd. $475/mo Male
preferred. Call Mike 352-372-7387 3-21-
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-
Roommate wanted in 2 bedroom townhome
located near UF, Shands and Archer Road.
Female preffered. Rent $300/mo. Call 321-
Roommate Needed NOWII
M/F needed for 2br/2ba apt off
campus. Rent is 340$ + 1/2 of
utils inc net, ph, & pwr. call
Sky for details 352-682-6384 3-21-8-4
NS M to share a 2br 1.5ba condo in SW
area near Paramount Hotel. $400 mo + $200
deposit. Rent includes util, cable, internet.
Condo has washer, dryer and pool. NO
Lease (352) 373-8712. 3-18-5-4
Furnished 2 BR/ 2.5 BA new townhouse
5 min from UF. One room with prvt bath
avail for rent. Low Fall rate of $490 Mo Util/
Internet/ Cable/ Pool/ Gym included. Perf
female Grad/ Med student. 904-608-7609.
Quiet Haile Plantation male/female non-
smoker 2br/2bath garage & patio furnished
or non washer/dryer $600 + 1/2 utilities
Sell your house, condo, acreage, mobile
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SEE ALL CONDOS
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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
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
LOCATION! 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-
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a ll Real Estate
Need Quiet To Study? 1BR/1-1/2BA condo
in gated community has 1003SF, 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/Shands/VA. Furnished. Good
Condition. $124,500. Heather Swanson, Pru-
dential Preferred Properties, 352-222-6344,
4BR/4BA LUXURY CONDO
NR SORORITY ROW-BLT AUG 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
2BR/2BA Immaculate condo fully furnished.
Sunroom, many upgrades. Moving, must sell!
See pics on craigslist.org, select Gainesville,
real estate for sale, enter 567004863, call
352-373-6191, 352-213-5476 3-7-3-5
Beautiful condo 2/2, fireplace, scrn porch,
close to law school. Assoc. fees only $95
per quarter! Remodeled, gorgeous, private.
Jeff Tice, ERA Trend Realty 352-225-4616
www.JeffTice.com $168,000 3-19-5-5
*,1 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.
Bed- All New King! 3pc Orthopedic pillowtop
mattress set. Brand NEW, still in plastic with
warranty. Can deliver. $200 352-333-7516.
BEDROOM SET- $300 BRAND NEW
Still in boxes! 6 pieces include: Headboard,
2 Nightstands, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must
sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 4-23-08-
Due to Spring Break, the Alligator'will have the following
Deadline for Monday, March 17th paper:
TODAY, March 6th, by 4 pm
Deadline for Tuesday, March 18th paper:
TOMORROW, March 7th, by 4 pm
Theses deadlines apply to both Display and Classified advertising, as well as all
customers wishing to renew their classified ads March 19th or March 20th.
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
CDom PUTER 5
Computer Help Fast Gatorland 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)
i 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
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
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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 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
2005 Yamaha YZF R6
red/black/silver. Flawless, garage kept,only
1500 mi. Carbon fiber exhaust. Call Chris
*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*Sell*Trade
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!
00*** FREE FREE FREE* FREE***
MUST HAVE TITLE! METRO GNV ONLY!
CALL DON 215-7987 4-23-72-12
CARS FROM $29/MO!
Hondas 0 Chevys 0 Jeeps and more!
$0 Down, 36 Months @ 8.5% apr.
For listings call 800-366-9813 ext 9765
POWER WINDOWS'DON'T WORK?
On site available. Call Steve 352-226-1973
*FAST CASH PAID*
For any car, truck, or SUV Running or not.
'94 and up. Call Segovia 352-284-8619 4-
Sun City Auto Sales
2000 discount off finance price
No credit check.
All vehicles "0" down
0 352-338-1999 4-23-08-58-12
Sun City Auto Sales
Buy Here/Pay Here
More than 300 vehicles in stock
30 days warranty any finance
* 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
* 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
0 06 Honda Civic EX, 2Dr, 39k, BIk $11,999
* 04 Honda Civic, EX, 76k, $10,999
0 04 Honda Accord, LXk,58k, $11,999
* 352-275-9090 4-23-57-12
* Sunrise Auto Sales -
0 04 Honda Element, EX, $11,999
0 03 Honda Civic LX, 56k, $9999
0 02 Honda Odyssey, $9999
* 352-375-9090 4-23-57-12 --
* Sunrise Ato Sales
* 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 Jessiea-727 744
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)
Subaru Forester S 1998 $4950
121k miles, forest green, manual transmis-
sion, clean, cloth interior. Well maintained,
timing belt changed, no accidents. Pics at
aB Wanted 1
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 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 Koi fish to enter
a show. in Gainesville by next fatl* Please
help, we may have fun, 352-219-6948. 3-
22, ALLIGATOR 0 THURSDAY, MARCH 6,2008
il Help Wanted
This newspaper assumes no responsibil-
ity for injury or loss arising from contacts
made trough 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
S the independent florida
AD GRAPHIC DESIGNER
The Alligator Ad Graphics Production
Department is accepting student applica-
tions for the position of Ad Graphic Designer.
Experience with Adobe InDesign, Photoshop,
Illustrator, and Acrobat is preferred, but not
required. Friendly work environment, flex-
ible schedule, with hours between 9 a.m.
and 5 p.m. M-F. A one-year commitment is
expected. Fill out application at the front desk
of the Alligator, 1105 W. University Ave. be-
tween 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. M-F. Please include
references and availability on application.
Previous applicants are welcome to reapply
with current schedule. EOE 3-18-08-5-14
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: $2501 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 RATEI 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. .
Leasing Specialist, PT
Sales & customer service exp.
..- EOE, DFWP
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
Fora major telecom company. Flexible hours.
PT or FT. No nights or weekends. Bilingual a
plus. EEOC. 372-2051 4-23-72-14
1 Ij Help Wanted
EARN $60 THIS WEEK!
Donate Plasma & Save a Life
Best part-time job you'll 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 Now!
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 253 455-4267 4-23-71-14.
$STUDENTS GET CASH ON THE SPOT$
For gently used clothing/accessories & fur-
niture. No appt.necessary! Sandy's Savvy
Chic Resale Boutique 2906 NW 13th St. 372-
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. + Resume to
Earn $800-$3200 a month to drive brand
new cars with ads placed on them.
l 1 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 Jobsl
3 Coed Summer Camps in PA.
Travel Paid. Top Salary.
Cool Nights & Warm Daysi
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
House Cleaning Job
All around Cleaning & Laundry
FIT- 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 !
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.
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
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
M l Help Wanted 3
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.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-
Help Wanted 1
Sales person w/ keen interest in guns/
militarylpolice supplies. 35+hrs/wk-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
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
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LEARN HOW TO SUPPLEMENT YOUR
INCOME. THIS IS NOT A GET RICH
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IS $200-$600 WEEKLY. WE HAVE 24 HOUR
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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 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/hr,Pd 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.
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Available from Commercial News Providers" *
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-
Screen Businesses for Cash Advances
with no Credit Checks
Huge earnings potential
Leave Message: 352.275.9548 3-7-08-3-14
NEEDED: Afterschool nanny for two great
kids, ages 7 & 10. Tues, Wed, & Friday after-
noons. $9/hr. Reliable transportation needed
& references required. Must be willing to
have a background check done. Email re-
sume to email@example.com or call 352-381-
Now hiring experienced sushi and wok chefs.
Flexible hours PT or FT. Apply in person at
Newberry location next to Gator's Dockside
and Moe's. 4-8-08-20-14
El Help Wanted
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
LIFE COACH needed for high functioning
16y.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. P/T 20 hrs wkdays/wkends. $7/hr.
Email resumes to email@example.com
or fax to 352-846-0253 3-24-08-10-14
llJ Help Wanted
Customer service rep for local Home Audio/
Video store. Applicant should be personable,
responsible, detail oriented and have good
communication skills. Position is part time 10/
12 to 6pm 5 days per week and may include
Saturday. $7.50 per hour. Applicant can
email resume to eworld@bellsouth,.net or
fax to 352-332-5668 Attn. Mark 3-7-3-14
Healthy ENERGY DRINK just launched!
Reps wanted for nat'l expansion. Part-time.
Kathleen@VPureEnergy.com 4 FREE cans!
HIRING EXPERIENCED WAITSTAFF.
Apply in person, 39th Ave by Santa Fe,
LaFiesta Mexican Restaurant 3-21-8-14
Mom's Helper for 3 year-old. Duties include
some pre-school pick-up, playing, reading,
etc. To help mom with 'kid chores'. Schedule
flexible. $8. per hour. email resume to
Wanted for afterschool & fulltime in the sum-
mer. firstname.lastname@example.org 3-7-08-3-14
PT RECEPTIONIST NEEDED
for busy salon. Must be friendly, efficient
and have neat appearance. Apply in person
Gallery of Hair Design 5109 NW 39th Ave.
WANTED: RESPONSIBLE adult with valid
driver's license to drive awesome 11yo boy
to school in Gainesville by 7am Mon-Friday.
BARTENDERS, SERVERS & COOKS
needed day/night shifts. Apply Mon-Sat
10am-12pm & 2pm-4pm at Gator Tales,
5112 NW 34th St across from YMCA. 352-
SERIOUS ENTREPRENEUR? Looking for
profits and low overhead? Listen to 2 min
msg: 1-800-562-9719 3-19-5-14
Looking for pre-med students, evenings &
weekends. Call 373-4107 or fax a resume to
Part time nanny for 2 kids, near UF (20-25
hrs/wk); MNV/W/F afternoons and/or all day
T/Th. Experience and refs reqd; non-smoker;
own car. Must be avail at least thru June and
avail now. Call 494-6985. 3-7-08-2-14
PT Lawn services and local transportation for
errands. Must have phone & car. Call Dick
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 Umans AAPH, NGH
certified 379-1079 4-23-72-15
EVERGLADE EQUESTRIAN CENTER
The countryclub for horses & owners.
Customer lounge w/full kitchen & bath. 250' x
160' riding ring, round pen &jump paddock.
Lessons. 30 acres, 40 matted stalls, 19 sepa-
rate paddocks. 24-hr security, 352-591-3175'
Want to be a CNA? Don't want to wait?
Express Training Services can get you certi-
fied under 3 wks! Hands-on exp, no videos.
Day/eve/wkend. Class sizes limited. 338-
1193 for details. expresstrainingservices.com
PERSONAL TRAINING 300
Personal and Group Training
Flexible Scheduling Exclusive Facility
Call for a free workout
All facilities & amenities, quality instruc-
tion; 15 minutes from UF. Jan at 376-7762.
Greathouse Equestrian Ctr. 8-13-72-15
** GATOR MOVING & STORAGE **
Ask about the student special!
10 Free Boxes ($35 value!).
FL Reg Ml 19 One item or a houseful!
Call Now! 352-374-4791, 800-797-6766
Law Office of Robert Dixon
Same day drop off service
Wash, Dry & Fold. 65 cents/lb
A Best Coin Laundry
2411 SW 13th St, 352-336-0720
RECORD A HITATTAYLOR 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 enviornment. 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,
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Home runs propel Gators to early-season success
* UF WILL HOST CENTRAL
FLORIDA TONIGHT AT 6.
By KYLE MAISTRI
It's no secret chicks dig the
And after last weekend's tourna-
ment, it's not a secret anymore that
chicks can hit the long ball, too.
The Gators (24-1) have hit 22
home runs, eight more than they
had through the same amount of
games a year ago.
"I think we're hitting more home
runs because our swings have im-
proved a lot since last season," said
sophomore Francesca Enea, who,
with senior Mary Ratliff and fresh-
man Tiffany DeFelice, has accounted
for 17 of the team's 22 bombs.
Ratliff, who admits she watches
the ball on some home runs, earned
Southeastern Conference Player of
the Week honors
due in part to
the three homers
she hit over the
pointed to pitch-
Ratliff ing, and not the
offense, as the reason for No. 5 UF's
success the team ERA is 0.93 com-
pared with 1.57 through the same
amount of games in 2007 there's'
no denying the offensive display the
Gators have put on.
UF will take an offense that has
nearly doubled its runs scored and
RBIs from a year ago into Thursday
night's home game with Central
Florida (14-10), the last contest be-
fore the SEC slate gets under way.
Sunday's showdown with
Stanford proved UF can come from
behind with just one swing of the
bat and take pressure off of the stel-
lar pitching staff.
"I told Stacey the inning before
(Ratliff hit the walk-off home run),
'This year's team is different than
last year's team,'" Enea said. "'We're
going to score runs for you and
we're going to win this game.'"
The Gators are hoping that new-
found confidence will carry them to
a win against the Knights arid'mnto
conference play. UF holds a 5-1 all-
time series lead against UCF.
Brooks heads home to lead UF in SEC Tournament
The Gators face South Carolina
By PHIL KEGLER
Alligator Staff Writer
There's nothing like playing near home.
Junior guard Sha Brooks will get that op-
portunity again as she leads the Gators into
the Southeastern Conference Tournament in
Nashville, Tenn., beginning Thursday
Brooks, a native of Jackson, Tenn., flashed
a big grin Monday when she started talking
about playing near where she- grew up. She
expects to see a lot of friendly faces in the
"I have a lot of people coming to the
game," Brooks said. "To be able to play in
Tennessee again it's great. I love playing in
Tennessee because there's so many people, so
many fans that come and support us who are
from Tennessee. It'll be a great thing."
No. 7 seed UF (17-12,6-8 SEC) will face off
against No. 10 seed South Carolina (15-14,4-10
SEC) at 3:30 p.m.
This will be the third
matchup between the two
teams. The Gators won 60-57
Women's on Jan. 27 in Columbia, S.C.,
Basketball and the Gamecocks took the
aSketball game in Gainesville 69-65
on Feb. 24. South Carolina
guard Jordan Jones sank a potentially game-
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multitude of reasons. Not only was it Senior
Day, but it was also the Gators' best chance to
reach a .500 record in conference play, which
would have given them a better shot at an
NCAA Tournament bid.
"Meeting them for the third time is cer-
tainly not ideal," Butler said. "I don't know
who, when you look at the league, 'Well, we'd
like to play them.' There's no one that is going
to be easy to face."
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THURSDAY, MARCH 6, 2008
UF blows lead
in loss to Vols
By DANNY KLEIN
Alligator Staff Writer
Fifteen seconds of silence will be followed by three
days of disappointment.
Trailing by 3 with eight seconds remaining, UF for-
ward Dan Werner was called for an offensive foul that all
but ended the Gators chances.
On the ensuing inbound, Tennessee lost the ball out of
bounds, and a conference took place.
You could hear a pin drop as the
referees met near the baseline, where
a crowd of 12,046 fans, who were far
from silent all night, held their collec-
Men's tive breath.
asetls The group gave UF the ball and set
Basketball up one final gasp.
Guard Nick Calathes misfired on a
decent look from beyond the arc, and the Gators, whose
hearts and passion remained on the floor, slumped home
.'. after an 89-86 loss.
r -The crowd stood as the despondent Gators (21-9, 8-
7 Southeastern Conference) headed toward the locker
room, cheering a loss on a night when doing so some-
how made sense.
Calathes didn't agree. After the game, the troubled
S ..guard had nothing to smile about
"We're not proud of a moral victory," he said. "We
1 During the aftermath, UF coach Billy Donovan
kicked everyone but the players out of the locker room
and failed to show up for his radio interview.
Donovan seemed composed when he addressed the
media, and spoke of the loss in terms of an opportunity.
1 & "They could really, really grow from this," Donovan
-- said. "When you have pain and hurt like they do in the
Casey Brooke Lawson / Alligator locker room, there is a tremendous opportunity to bond.
UF guard Jai Lucas attempts to block Tennessee guard JaJuan Smith dur- Sometimes the pain and heartache really brings you
ing the Gators' 89-86 home loss to the Volunteers on Wednesday. SEE HOOPS, PAGE 27
Meyer offers speed challenge to students
By PHIL KEGLER
Alligator Staff Writer
Think you can beat Percy
Harvin, Deonte Thompson,
Louis Murphy and Chris Rainey
in the 40-yard dash?
UF coach Urban Meyer will
give students a chance to prove
it with a full scholarship on
Meyer announced the
first-ever speed challenge on
Wednesday. The event will take
place during the Orange and
Blue Game on April 12. ESPN
GameDay will broadcast from
Gainesville and the network will
televise the game live.
While full details have yet to
be worked out, Meyer said that
on Thursday of spring practices,
which begin March 19, strength
coaches will be out on the prac-
tice fields and students will be in-
vited to come out and train. The
entrants will be whittled down
to one lucky contestant who will
face Harvin, Thompson, Murphy
and Rainey in front of a packed
Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.
"I want to give back to our
students somehow," Meyer
said. "That's going to be a great
afternoon. If I'm a recruit and I
"I want to give back to
our students somehow."
UF football coach
come out and watch the ESPN
GameDay crew in the stadium,
watch it on a beautiful afternoon
in the spring in Florida, and then
you get to see a 40-yard dash in
front of 60,000 people, that'd be
kind of neat. Maybe that can help
us get a couple of fast guys in
WILSON WAITING FOR RELEASE:
Offensive lineman James Wilson
has requested a release from
his scholarship to transfer, but
Meyer isn't ready to let him go.
Meyer cited four offensive
linemen Jason Watkins, Jim
Tartt, Drew Miller and Steve
Rissler who quit the team
but rejoined later. He also said
Wilson would not practice this
spring due to a left knee sprain.
"Young people go through
issues, and we're not going to
stop trying to get him to come
back," Meyer said. "He has not
practiced once at the University
of Florida. He's going through
a funk like a lot of people do.
SEE FOOT, PAGE 27
By EVAN DREXLER
Alligator Staff Writer
Try to follow along.
In a baseball game Wednesday
afternoon, the Gators didn't horse
around and instead turned a Camel
named Fish into their goat.
OK, let's rephrase that.
,The UF baseball team (8-2) ham-
mered Campbell starting pitcher
Josh Fish in a 15-0 win, but freshman
infielder Chris Freshcorn really stole
the show in the seventh inning.
With the Camels (3-5) already
down eight, the freshman added
more insult to their day when he
smashed a two-/
run home run
into the left-field
his first career
swing on a fast-
ball right down
the middle ex-
O'Sullivan actly what he was
Oe'sulivan looking for.
"I was just ready to.get my first
at-bat," Freshcorn said. "It hap-
pened to be my first swing of my
college career, and it was a good
Freshcorn got one more at-bat,
smashing a single up the middle
and earning his third RBI.
"He's really loosey-goosey," UF
coach Kevin O'Sullivan said.
After injuring his eye and not
taking batting practice for two
weeks, O'Sullivan asked Freshcorn
if he thought he could swing.
"He's got a really good mind
for the game," O'Sullivan said.
"He doesn't let errors affect him.
He's really even keel, and we're
going to get him back out there this
His teammates were also thrilled
with what he did.
"That was awesome," center
fielder Matt den Dekker said. "He's
been working hard, battling some
injuries. ... The first pitch you see in
college a lot of people can't say
they've done that. First pitch, hit a
home run it's probably a great
SEE BASE, PAGE 27
No. 13 Connecticut vs. Providence
ESPN, 7 p.m.
No. -4 Clemson vs. Georgia Tech
SThe All-American Football League is
expected to announce Thursday that it will
not play its inaugural season, the Florida
Times-Union reported Wednesday. The
league's Team Florida had planned to play
several home.games in The Swamp.
Wednesday's question: Will you rush the
court if the Gators defeat No. 4 Tennessee?
No 60% (34)
Yes 40% (23)
57 TOTAL VOTES
THURSDAY, MARCH 6, 2008 E ALLIGATOR, 27
UF hits first nine shots to grab early lead but falters in second half
HOOPS, from page 26
closer as a team than winning."
Donovan said he was proud of his team,
which dearly knew how much was at stake.
All week they had spoken and said the right
things. Whether or not they would play like
they had everything to lose was the question,
and within the first five minutes everyone had
UF hit its first nine shots. The Gators
jumped out to a 55-42 lead at halftime, but
couldn't quell the fire of the No. 4 Volunteers
(27-3, 13-2 SEC), who were playing for their
first outright conference championship in 41
Tennessee came back and took the lead
with 7:43 left. It would widen the gap to 10,
but on this night, with so much in the balance,
UF wasn't ready to pack it
in. Pumping his fist, Werner
connected from 3-point
range as he brought the
score to 79-74 with just less
than 4:30 remaining.
Calatlhes then nailed a
3-pointer of his own and the
Gators were within 2, with
Calathes the crowd on their backs.
With 1:48 remaining, Calathes hit another
one, and the score was tied.
The Gators failed to block out on a missed
free throw from JaJuan Smith, and Tyler Smith
converted an easy basket to take a 2-point
lead, in what may have been the difference in
Marreese Speights had a chance to tie the
score from the charity stripe, but hit just one.
Soon the theatrics would follow, and the
Gators would come up short.
"I had a good look," Calathes said of his
potential game-tying 3-pointer. "But I didn't
knock it down."
UF heads to Lexington this Sunday and
likely has one final chance to keep its hopes of
playing in March Madness alive.
"We don't talk about the NCAA
Tournament," Donovan said. "We don't talk
about the bubble. They're too young to see
what you're all talking about."
Lawler picks up first career win in combined shutout
BASE, from page 26
After his home run, it was 10-0 in favor
of the Gators, but the game was over well
It only took one inning to show how
outmatched Fish was against UF. In the
first inning, shortstop Cole Figueroa laced a
double into the left-center field gap to score
Clayton Pisani from first base, and the rout
was on. The double also marked the sixth
straight home game in which UF scored in
the first inning.
A Jonathan Pigott RBI single brought
Figueroa home and extended Pigott's hit-
ting streak to 14 games, dating back to last
By the third inning, Fish had allowed
four runs and still had two runners on
base. Campbell took him out, and his relief
promptly gave up a three-run home run on
the second pitch to den Dekker.
Fish left after 2 2/3 innings, six runs and
His counterpart on the mound, UF starter
Travis Lawler (1-0, 5.19 ERA), was not giv-
ing the Campbell offense any help getting
back into the game. Of the first 15 batters he
retired, 13 of the outs came in the air.
"To me, it's just an out," he said. "I'm just
trying to get outs as easy as I can."
Lawler got his first career win in his sec-
ond career start, finishing after five innings'
and giving up no runs. He recorded only
one walk but no strikeouts on 78 pitches.
UF relievers J.K. LaCoste, Cody Barnes,
Stephen Locke and Kyle Mullaney com-
Andrew Stanfill / Alligator Staff
UF freshman infielder Chris Freshcorn rounds third after hitting a home run during
his first career at-bat in the Gators' 15-0 shutout of Campbell on Wednesday.
bined to complete the Gators' second shut-
out of the year.
Two other Gators got career firsts
Wednesday. After starting the day 0 for 4,
freshman Evan Chambers got his first career
hit and RBI with two outs in the eighth in-
Replacement catcher Hampton Tignor
immediately followed that with his first
career home run.
GAME.NOTES: After getting a hit Tuesday,
first baseman Brandon McArthur returned
to his weekend hitting form, going 0 for 5....
Josh Adams, who usually starts, was wear-
ing a shoulder wrap in the dugout during
the game. He did not play, and O'Sullivan
said Adams was fine but did not know how
it would impact his playing this weekend.
... Mullaney, UF's usual Friday-night start-
er, will likely not see a Friday start this week
after throwing the ninth inning Wednesday.
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FOOT, from page 26
At the end of the. day, I'm going to do
what's best for him because he is a good
Another lineman, freshman Torrey
Davis, has some work to do in the class-
room. Meyer said Davis would practice
with the team but would miss some
practices due to academic obligations.
UNHAPPY WITH NFL: Meyer said he
wrote a letter to NFL commissioner
Roger Goodell regarding the league's
process of evaluating college players
for the NFL Draft. Tight end Cornelius
Ingram went through the process in
the fall before deciding to return to
the Gators for his final year of eligibil-
ity. Meyer wishes the NFL's evaluations;j-
were more reserved in their projections.
"(Ingram's) papers said third
round," Meyer said. "Really, what
they should, if there's any question,
is put him fifth round. You're playing
with kids. That's lives. Put a price tag
on that your senior year of football
and a college degree. To go be a sixth-,
seventh-rounder and get cut in a year?
That's not fair to those guys."
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