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Sen. Jay Rockefeller, left, D-W.Va., former U.S. Sen. Bob Graham and Sen. Chuck Hagel, R-Neb., spoke
in Pugh Hall on Thursday evening.
By LIA GANOSELLIS
Two U.S. senators shared their
views on this year's presidential
candidates and the work await-
ing the winner during a speech
A crowd of about 200 people
listened as former U.S. Sen.
Bob Graham asked Sen. Jay
Rockefeller, D-W. Va., and Sen.
Chuck Hagel, R-Neb., a series of
questions on the country's future.
Rockefeller expressed support
for candidate Barack Obama, who
is vying against Hillary Clinton
for the Democratic nomination.
"He came from the bottom
up," Rockefeller said.
People seem to discount
Obama because of his age and
lack of experience compared to his
competitors, but that shouldn't b6
a concern, he said.
While a candidate's knowledge
is important, his or her quality as
a human being is equally impor-
tant, Rockefeller said.
Hagel said his pick for presi-
dent, Republican candidate John
McCain, must run against a tide
of bad feelings to-
On ward his party.
Campus "People aren't
Republicans over the
past eight years," he said.
When asked how he thought
confidence could be restored in
the U.S. government, Rockefeller
said foreign relations would be an
integral part of the process.
"You need to talk to your en-
emies," he said, referencing Iraq,
SEE SENATORS, PAGE 5
UNC, Auburn students killed
By ILEANA MORALES
Two college students died
this week after being shot in
North Carolina and Alabama.
Eve Carson, University
of North Carolina at Chapel
Hill Student Body president
and political science and biol-
ogy senior, was shot to death
Wednesday. Carson's body
was identified Thursday.
Lauren Burk, an Auburn
University freshman, died
from a single gunshot wound
Tuesday, stated an Auburn
Police Division news release.
UF spokesman Steve
Orlando said the University
Police Department was aware
of the shootings but did not
plan to alter UF's security.
Orlando said using the
system might be used in a
similar situation at UF, but it
would depend on the case.
"Ten miles away from
campus, maybe not, but if
it's a gunman right across the
street, probably so," he said.
22, was dis-
covered on a
a mile from
carson a f t e r
.reported hearing gunshots at
about 5 a.m.
Her body was identified
I She was shot several times
and at least once in the head.
A witness reported seeing
her car, a blue 2005 Toyota
Highlander with Georgia
plates, on a main road of the
Lt. Kevin Gunter, spokes-
man for the Chapel Hill Police
Department, wouldn't con-
firm if the police had found
Counselors from UNC and
nearby Duke University were
available to speak to students,
including some who passed
out flowers before Carson's
candlelight vigil Thursday.
"We have lost someone
whom we cherish and love,"
university Chancellor James
Moeser told a massive crowd
on the school's quad. "We're
all in a state of shock."
SEE DEATHS, PAGE 5
Police stress safety
By WILL AFFORD
University Police are urging
students to be careful during
Spring Break in light of several
deaths that have occurred during
breaks in the last year.
In 2007 a year that saw 34
UF student fatalities, three hap-
pened during Winter Break and
two during Spring Break, accord-
ing to UF statistics.
Not only do students face
dangers as they travel to their
Spring Break destinations, but
also once they arrive at their
vacation spots, University Police
Department Capt. Jeff Holcomb
As students are driving on the
interstate, they should be sure
to wear seat belts and not drive
under the influence of drugs or
alcohol, Holcomb said.
"A lot of the deaths we've
seen lately have been
University Police captain
"A lot of the deaths we've
seen lately have been traffic re-
lated," he said.
The two students who died
SEE BREAK, PAGE 5
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will travel to
Sunday for its final
game of the regular
season. The Gators
a win to help their
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Driver hits man on
A driver struck a man shortly
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Binh Nguyn, 26, the driver of
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The Florida Senate could soon
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., state's part in slavery.
Sen. Gary Siplin filed SR 2808
*. Monday, a resolution that would
> have the Senate express regret
S. for slavery and its effects to both
"- slaves and their descendants.
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* e represents parts of Orange and
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0 > '- "In life in general where you
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ALACHUA COUNTY COMMISSION
County asks residents for feedback
Trustees to talk
budget over break
The Board of Trustees, UF's highest governing body,
will discuss a host of issues including bleak budget
expectations, money-saving plans and new parking decal
prices at its meetings Thursday and Friday.
The board will discuss the state Legislature, which is
back in session this week.
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Administration ed to hit UF with slashes of nearly
Machen told UF faculty at a meeting last month to find
ways to cut 6 percent in all departments in preparation.
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pinpoint places in the budget that UF could cut from and
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By KATIE GALLAGHER
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addressed in coming years, in-
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roads and water availability.
At the top of the list, residents
felt the county should prioritize
its projects based on need and
the number of people who would
The meeting was the second
of four community workshops
to help evaluate the city's future
growth and development.
Held at Kanapaha Middle
School, the meeting attracted
25 people, mostly from west
Ken Zeichner, principal plan-
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though the county's growth plan
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Alison Law, an Alachua
County resident of 20 years,
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concerns about inadequate roads
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centers in the area.
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potholes and a lack of sidewalks
on Southwest 75th Street. Though
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bike to school.
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4, ALLIGATOR U FRIDAY, MARCH 7, 2008
Bomb threat investigation turns up no leads so far
* POLICE HOPE PAY PHONE
RECORDS WILL HELP CASE.
By DEBORAH SWERDLOW
Two days after a bomb threat'
closed UF's Florida Gym for
two hours, University Police
Department investigators said they
knew the same amount of informa-
tion about the threat as they did
And that's not much.
UPD Det. Jeff Moran, who's in
charge of the investigation, said
whoever called in the bomb threat
was so vague that it would be hard
to find him.
Around 2 p.m. Tuesday, a man
called the Alachua County 911
dispatch and whispered there was
a bomb in the Florida Gym. The call
was tracked to a pay phone, but no
one was there when
Public UPD investigators ar-
Students were let
back in around 4 p.m. after officers
and a police dog found no suspi-
cious materials in or around the
Moran said he's requested the
phone records from that phone that
day, and he's not sure when those
He also interviewed witnesses
and local businesses that might
have caught the caller on video
surveillance, but he hasn't had any
luck there either.
"There was a pretty big rain-
storm at that time, too, so that prob-
ably hindered people being able to
see what was going on," he said.
Moran said the investigation's
last hope would probably be the
phone records. If those don't reveal
anything, there's a good chance the
case will be dropped. But don't as-
sume he's giving up yet.
"Trust me," he said. "We're
working on it."
UF to host nearly 400 donors at Stakeholders Weekend
By DEBORAH SWERDLOW
As UF students head home for Spring
Break, almost 400 donors will head to cam-
pus to see what their money has done for
the university and possibly consider giving
UF is hosting its annual Stakeholders
Weekend on Friday and Saturday.
Carter Boydstun, senior associate vice
president for development forthe UF
Foundation, which oversees UF's endow-
ment, said UF has held the event for the past
few years to show UF donors where their
contributions have gone.
"We call it. a Stakeholders Weekend be-
cause those who we invited are truly people
who have invested in the University of
Florida's future," Boydstun said. "We want to
make sure they understand the significance
of that investment."
He said UF officials would present im-
"One of the things we find is when
we get people on campus, good
provements made possible by donations and
endowments. Donors would then be able to
meet with faculty and students who ben-
efited from their contributions, he said.
Boydstun said he was a little concerned
about faculty and students not being able to
attend the weekend because it was during
Spring Break, but the turnout should still be
UF President Bernie Machen said it's
important for UF supporters to see what the
university has to offer, which might lead to
"One of the things we find is when we
get people on campus, good things happen,"
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Senators stress foreign relations
SENATORS, from page 1
Iran and Korea. "As you talk to your enemies, you
gain intelligence about them."
Hagel said the U.S. focuses too much on its
"Great nations use all their instruments of
power," he said, one of which should be diplo-
BREAK, from page 1
during Spring Break 2007 were
killed in a car accident, accord-
ing to the fatality statistics. In
total, 14 students died as a re-
sult of traffic accidents in 2007.
Journalism professor Ronald
Rodgers said he warns his class
to be careful during Spring
Break because he has taught
students who have died during
"As you talk to your enemies, you gain
intelligence about them."
Both Rockefeller and Hagel agreed that getting
the country back on track would be no easy feat.
"It's going to take a spectacular effort," Hagel
Rodgers said he noticed one
of his female students, Ashley
Mills, wasn't sitting in her
usual spot during
Public editing class last
Safety year, and he later
found out she had
died in a car accident.
Now he makes sure to tell
his students to drive safely.
Holcomb said even afterstu-
dents reach their destinations,
certain precautions need to be
They should be sure to plan
ahead when they go out so they
don't put themselves in situa-
tions that require them to drive
while drunk, he said.
Students should also stay
in groups, be aware of their
surroundings and tell someone
if they're going somewhere
alone, he said.
"As our 50,000 students
leave for Spring Break, we're
hoping 50,000 return next
week," he said.
Campuses mourn loss-
es; University Police not
planning to alter security
DEATHS, from page 1
Police said it appeared to be
a random crime, arid there are
The murder of Lauren Burk,
18, was still under investiga-
tion Thursday by the Auburn
Police Division and the FBI.
Auburn Police received a
call from an injured female,
later identified as Burk, at
about 9 p.m. Tuesday.
Nearly a half hour later, a
second 911 call reported a car,
registered to Burk, on fire sev-
eral miles away in a campus
Police said in a news release
that they have since increased
officer patrols on the Auburn
Burk's sorority sisters
held a vigil
for her on
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Here at the Darts & Laurels department, we realize that
our most recent editions have been a bit, let's say, deficient
when it cones to laurels. But this week we promise that
we will make an effort to be more positive.
And it's not that hard because we finally made it. The
weeklong celebration that spring is so close we can almost
feel the sand beneath our toes.
While many have already hit the highways headed
to the beach to booze it up, we at Darts & Laurels stuck
around just a little bit longer to reward those who actually
had to come to campus with this week's edition of ...
Darts & Laurels
We can't start without offering up a thank-God-you're-
finally-here LAUREL to Spring Break itself. What other
time in our lives will it ever be socially acceptable for us
to cease doing anything productive for an entire week and
not wear anything more than a swimsuit? Whether you're
headed to a small Mexican city with a more-than-liberal
drinking age, or not doing anything much at all, you can't
disagree with honoring the spirit of living it up while we
And for those who will try to keep everything under
control while we completely lose ours, we continue this
positive kick by giving a somebody-has-to-be-the-respon-
sible-one LAUREL to the Florida Highway Patrol. Starting
last week, its Operation Safe Break includes an increase in
troopers on interstates and state roads, paid for by special
overtime funding from the Legislature.
Any measures taken to make sure all of us return to
class next week should be commended.
But, unfortunately, from the looks of the state Senate
this week, some people won't be making it back to
Tallahassee at all. The as-if-higher-education-didn't-have-
. enough-problems DART goes to the Senate Committee
on Education Pre-K-12 for voting unanimously for a
proposed constitutional amendment that would strip the
Board of Governors of most of its university oversight
power and reinstate an elected education commissioner.
If this third major reorganization of the state university
system in just the past decade comes into reality, we fear
the worst is yet to come for public universities.
While many of us were dragging through midterm ex-
ams and papers just to make it to this sweet, sweet Friday,
someone decided to buy themselves a little more time to
cram. A why-don't-you-just-suck-it-up-and-not-make-it-
worse-for-everyone-else DART goes to whoever called in
the bomb threat to the Florida Gym on Tuesday.
Though the perpetrator does deserve some kudos for
actually finding a working pay phone in 2008, it's actually
worse to extend an exam over Spring Break, especially if
you factor in that you will probably have to re-learn ev-
erything come Sunday night. Not to mention that whole
wasting taxpayer money and scaring people for no reason
Finally, the more obscure what-the-hell-is-wrong-with-
you DART goes to PGA Tour golfer Tripp Isenhour for
killing a protected migratory hawk with a golf shot in
Orlando while filming a video segment for the show
"Shoot Like A Pro."
Apparently, the red-shouldered hawk was making
noise and interrupting the taping, so the golfer decided
to murder it. And here we were thinking that golf was a
Maybe they should change the name of the show to
"Shoot Like a Deranged Psycho."
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High-tech dating leaves out the fun
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the calculator, high-tech dating. occasionally takes place, but if
I'm naming this phenomenon. High-tech dating is the use you think hard about the number
of technology to forego as much face-to-face getting to know Carly Hallam of times you've been asked out in
each other as possible. person, you'll realize how much
Let's say technological dating encompasses Facebook, firstname.lastname@example.org technology affects your dating life.
MySpace, AOL Instant Messenger, e-mails and text mes- Why couldn't Rachel and others
sages. If so, the majority of the couples I know became like her just give these poor guys their numbers and let them
acquainted through high-tech dating. I believed Bob Dylan buy a dinner? Because when they're asked out in person, the
when he said 'the times they are a-changin'. And for the most discomfort of traditional contact is so uncommon, it scares
part, societal progression is a good thing. them away.
I'm glad I don't have to try to park my horse and buggy I'll admit the ease of high-tech dating does seem enticing.
on campus. And I'm definitely glad I didn't have to attempt You get to prescreen any potentials to make sure they're in-
finance class with an abacus. But I am not okay with the terested in you before making any moves. You can also see if
direction our generation is steering toward the world of non- they have a sense of humor, if they have a good vocabulary
traditional dating. Just because the use of the word courtship and if their online profile seems like a good match.
has gone out of style doesn't mean the act has to as well. Despite these alluring qualities of high-tech dating, I'm
Traditional dating is so widely ignored by our generation still upset over its existence. Sometimes the fun is in getting
that when someone wants to engage in this old-fashioned to know the person.
activity, others often don't know what to make of it. So what's wrong with traditional courtship? Why do
For example, recently I was at Pita Pit with my friend women find it almost creepy if a guy walks over and invites
Rachel. A guy boldly approached our table, looked her in the them to a movie?
eye and said, "Hi, my name is something (I have trouble ac- I want to know why we can't hold on to this custom and
tively listening when a stranger introduces himself). Would continue to do this one thing the way our grandparents did.
you like to go to dinner with me?" Not all advancements are for the better, and I think high-tech
Out of shock, Rachel responded, "I'm going out of town dating has unfortunately tainted the mystique and exhilara-
tomorrow," as if his request for a date expired the next day. tion of getting to know a stranger.
But he didn't walk away. If you have any ideas of what could be done to backtrack
Mr. Old-fashioned-date-asker-outer stood at our table our way to traditional dating methods, please let me know
waiting for a better response. Rachel was looking at me for either on Facebook or through e-mail. But don't approach
help, but I was just smiling and thinking, come on Casanova, me in person because I'm going out of town tomorrow.
we're trying to eat our chicken pitas here. Then she said, "My Carly Hallam is an advertising senior. Her column appears
name is Rachel. You can find me on Facebook." on Fridays.
This wasn't awkward at all because she is definitely the
The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator.
Today's question: Have you ever Thursday's question: Are you
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Letters to the Editor
Guns give students way to fight back
After reading Thursday's editorial, it is
clear that those in charge of the section are
driven by fear and not logic with regard to
It is true that carrying a concealed
weapon doesn't guarantee one's safety.
Citizens with permits are educated
through the training required to obtain
a permit that even though they have the
ability to fight back, there is still a possibil-
ity that they can be harmed or killed.
Permit holders are also taught that the
first step in self-defense is to attempt to get
away from the danger, not move toward it
like a "student-turned-vigilante."
The reality of the situation is that luna-
tics are bringing guns into "classrooms,
libraries, dormitories and cafeterias."
Allowing permit carriers to pack simply
gives them the ability to fight back instead
of just waiting to be executed.
Gun-free zones are not safe campuses
In response to the editorial "Concealed
weapons do not belong on campus," there
are a few things that I would like to say.
First off, I feel that my life is worth pro-
tecting, be it by wearing a seat belt when
driving or carrying a gun.
If you do not feel that your life is worth
protecting, then don't carry a gun.
The fact that you throw assumptions
around about concealed permit holders
shows the fact that ignorance prevails in
your liberal ideas.
In every study you look at, gun vio-
lence is down when you have a concealed
carry policy in effect.
Gun-free zones only hurt the people
who do not illegally bring a gun into said
As former President Thomas Jefferson
once wrote, "Laws that forbid the carry-
ing of arms ... disarm only those who are
neither inclined nor determined to commit
FRIDAY, MARCH 7, 2008 E ALLIGATOR, 7
Such laws make things worse for the as-
saulted and better for the assailants.
They serve rather to encourage than to
prevent homicides, for an unarmed man
may be attacked with greater confidence
than an armed man."
Also, I do not think that being worried
about a possible gunman on campus with-
out the ability to protect myself in case
of a life-threatening situation constitutes
Next time, have some hard facts to back
up your argument.
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Two block to UF. Fum room in 4BR condo.
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$395 378-4626 3-31-08-61-1
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4Br-$3601Rm Museum Rd-cable, internet,
water incll Move in now or fall. 281-3551.
Female roommate, own bed/bath, furnished,
new appi, w/d. Windsor Park, close to UF on
bus stop, pool, hot tub, tennis, gym, $495,
1/3 utilities; avail now. Katie 407-361-1154
NEW OXFORD TERRACE II CONDO, 3
books 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,
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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-
Walk to Campus!
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cable, intmet incld. Starts @ $400. 904-859-
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*QUIET, CLEAN, LOTS of GREEN SPACE.
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o1BR cottage $435/mo. Call 378-9220 or
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2 BLOCKS TO UF! WOOD FLOORS!
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$199 1st month's rent 377-8797
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l's, 2's, 3's For Fall
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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
Quiet Peaceful *372-7555 4-23-08-72-2
Deluxe, Large 3, 4, 5, 6, 7BR apt/house, 60
second walk to UF. Remodeled, Old House
charm. Central AC, washer/dryer included.
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Home Sweet Home
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Call today! 352-376-4002
Deluxe, large one or two bedroom, 60 second
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available. Private Owner. $595-up. 352-538-
2181. Lv msg 4-23-08-72-2
*GET TO CLASS ON TIME*
Close to UF!!!
Luxury 1/1, 2/2 flats & 3/3 TH
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** ELLIE'S HOUSES **
Quality,single family homes. Walk or bike to
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Rooms, Studios and 1/1s
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unit, 3 pools, large 24 hour gym, computer
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Minutes from UF, shopping and Shands. On
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Move In Today!
1/1's starting at $529
2/1's for fall $410/person
Quiet, pet-loving community
LUXURY STUDENT CRIBS
All Inclusive 3's and 4's.
GINORMOUS 2/2.5 Townhouses
Roommate Matching Available
FREE Cable, Tanning, Alarms, W/D
FREE 24 hr Fitness Center.
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Convenient Bus Routel 2 Miles to UF
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Walk to class,free parking!
Pets Welcome! 352-372-7111
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NOW LEASING FOR AUGUST
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ACROSS FROM UF!
All inclusive studios from $575
1BRs from $599 -Avail Fall 2008
Pets loved. Wood floors available
Available Now & Fall
Visions South Apts.
Walk to UF. new complex 1BR $999
2BR 2.5 BA washer/Dryer
$1499 pets allowed
Gore-Rabell Realty 378-1387
Your new home is here & waiting!
Fall openings for 1,2,3, & 4 BR's
HUGE BR's, alarm, patio, d/w, tennis, pool
Call 352-376-4002 or pinetreegardens.com
Ceramic tile, maple cabinets, TV in Kitchen
Huge Scr. Porches, W/D, Walk-in Closets
Only 1.5 miles to UF
2/2's & 3/3's Starting at $500/per person
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Tile floor, WD in unit. $535/room. Available
fall 239-250-6149, 239-992-2449 3-24-08-
LUXURY 2/2 STEPS TO UFI
LEASING FOR FALL 2008
Private baths, W/D, monitored alarm
From under $650 per person! Pets OK
4BR/4BA Furnished $1099
5BR/2BA Near UF $1095
3BR/2BA Duckpond $995
Ask about Move-In Specials!
30 + Properties Available!
1 Block to UF 1BR apt $600/mo.
2BR apt. $650/mo NW 15th Ave & 5th St.
3BR home $975 NW 7th Ave.
Call Michael 331-2100 3-7-44-2
3 bedroom Across from UFI
Available fall 2008
ONLY $505 per person!
Open late and weekends
MOVE IN TODAY!
Studios and 1/1s
From as low as $629/person!
Open late and weekends
FRIDAY, MARCH 7, 2008 0 ALLIGATOR, 9
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SORORITY ROW APTS
Brand new luxury apts w/gourmet kitchens,
balconies & swings. Walk to UF classes & so-
rorities next year! Tour today 352-376-6223.
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60 Apts Near UF
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Photos & Virtual Tours for 60 apts near UF.
Studios $615+ 1BR $659+ 2BR $829+ *
3BR $617/br+ 4BR $474/br *352-376-6223
*SUN ISLAND APT*
0**Walk or Bike to Campus**
1-1 from $560/mo*O2-1 from $660/mo
** LUXURY APTS **
CLOSEST TO CLASS
2bd/2ba available for Fall
111 NW 16th St. #1, Call 376-1111
**$400 OFF 1st MONTH**
Sorority Row Townhomes
Luxury 2/2.5 from $635/room
Pets loved. Private balconies
Plus July free on
15 month lease
May 08 July 09
1.1 from $560
2.1 from $650
Cute cottage 2 bedroom 1 bath, with study,
nice yard 310 N.W. 20th Avenue $795/mo
call Barbara 317-4392, Green Tree Realty,
3 BLOCKS to UF
1,2, & 3 Bdrms
The Nicest Luxury Apts in Gville
Walk/bike to class. Summit House Condos,
across the street from the VA on 16th Ave.
2/1, avail 8/1, quiet, safe, renovated, added
features: micro, DW & island counter. Dep
$200/person, Rent $900/mo 352-843-0862.
For Rent 1
**ONE MONTH FREE"
Private Single-story Villas
*1 BR ONLY $529"
"2BR ONLY $599-
Alarms Avail*Small pets ok
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WD HU*Storage*Large Kitchen
2BR/2BA ONLY $759
3BR/2BA ONLY $864
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Near Oaks Mall & Tower Rd.
Move-in TODAY*333-1120 4-23-60-2
r For Rent
Walk to UF. May: 3bd 2bth house $1300.
2bd 2.5 bth twn house. $1000. 2bd lbth
$700. 1bd lbth $550. Studio $400.00 Aug:
2bd 2.5 bth twn house $1000. 2 bd 1 bth
$700. 1bd 1bth $550. 1 yr, SD, NS, No pets.
email@example.com or 352-870-7256. 3-
BRAND NEW 2/2 TH AVAILABLE NOW!
2 BLOCKS TO CAMPUS
W/D, DW, Granite! Pets welcome!
Call Today! Open late! 371-7777
Haile Plantation Villa 2/2 garage
$1,100 per mo. avail. Feb. 2008
9779 SW 52 Rd. Call 305-542-4650 3-18-
BLOCKS TO UF Houses & Apts w/ample
parking. Rent directly from owner. No dealing
w/brokers or agents. Houses from $1500/mo;
apts from $525/mo. See dalyproperties.com
or call Carol 352-377-3852 3-31-08-39-2
Reformed & Evangelical
Sunday Worship I 11 am & 6pm
9420 North County Road 225
Campus Bible Study Wed. 6:30pm
@ the BCM, 1604 W. Univ. Ave.
Parker Road Baptist Churcl
3200 SW 122nd Street.
Dr. James Jackson, Interim Pastor
332-4991. 9:45 Sunday School
Worshup (@ I lam &6pm
Worship@ 7pm and Youth WOW
u 6:30pm .
A contemporary Christian church
seeing UF & Gsille community.
Senices Sun. 10:30am& Wed.
7pm. Exciting varietyy show for,
Sages It.29 Fndas NightLive"
(0.7pm. Call for a ride
Christian Study Center
Classes, Reading Groups. Culture
Seminars and more. For detail.
I Chri stiansrud, center.org
Open M-Th Sam-I 1pm F Sam.6pr
112 NVW 16th Srreet
Holy Trinity Episcopal
Sunday Worship 8am, 10: 30am.
pm. Child care available 8 &
0:30am. Wednesday Healing &
A Communion 12:15pm.
Sunday Senice 10:30a.m.
College Bible Study Wed 7pm at
the Christian Study Center
2640 N'W 39lh Aenue for more
information call (352) 378-100
University United Methodist
. Church g
' Whe ,'ele, Foundation meeting at
^^t ie Prebvienan SC
1402 W LIniersiir Asenue
Sunday Worhip Cate
traditional Blend 9:30am
ree breakfast 10:30amr
modern Wor.hip 1 1:00am
ursday evening 8:00pm
tBuesley.cnm for more inlo
r First Presbyterian Church
Stising 'our home church? Come
worship with us at 10:55am and
then be our guest at The College
Cafe for a nutritious lunch.
SCollege Bible Stund Wed. night 9pm.
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Chabad Lubavitch 10b SW 3rd Street 352-378-1527
^^ Jewish Student Center .
S-our home awa, from home.
',"- .Friday Night Liee! : Faith Presbyterian Church
'w -Serice, & Shabbat Dinner. .i8:30 A.M Worship .. 11:00 .AN
7:730pm Spring cmester _. ..Sunday School .- 10:00 AM
"'- -352-336-5677; 2021 NNV 5th Ave. i.* 5916 NW 3qth Asenue,
; -' -15 blocks north of the stadium) Gainc~.vill-
-wvw.J)cishGator.com Phone: 352-377.5482
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L utheraC- hr : Presbyterian & Disciples of
University Lutheran Church Christ Student Center
^- & Campus Ministry ;Opcn. affirming and spirnuallN
1826 W University Ase. diverse. Taie worship Sun. at
Student Bible Study Wed 5.30 7pm. 'hl Dinner, Weds. at 7pm.
m Worship 10:25am Sunday, Theologs on Tap Tues. Stubbies
Pub Downtoivn 8pm
Church of Christ
Gators for Christ ampu,
ministry college group
meets at Uniier4si Cit
church on Sundays at 9:
30am and Wednesdays at
7pm practical application
from God's word, plus service
projects, large group events,
free meals and much more...
directions and esent, calendar at
PASSAGE Family Church
PASSAGE Family Church
2020 NE 15th Street
SAM 9:30 AAMI IA11, Sundays
7PM Wednesdays Prayer & Bible
Study. PASSAGE is a progressive
non-denominational minisoy thai
is Word-based and vision dri.en.
Come soar with us.
Offering truly open and inclusive
Sunday Worship, 10:15am. r
1164 SW Archer Road
for info, call 352.376.1100 or
vi;it mccgaine- ille.com. "Tearing
Domn WVall Building Up Hope"
The Rock of Gainesville
The Rock is 3 non.
Church, %%ith a vibrantt presence
on the campus! Our college group,
Rock UF, meets on Wednesday
nights at 8pm. For more details
and meeting locations, 1isit
Sunday at 8:45am and 1 lam.
Call 352-33 1-ROCK or visit
Women's Covenant Group
Preents the 3rd Annual Stir Up
the Gift Conference: A Woman's
Walk of Wisdom. 2 Featured
Guest Speakers, March 7-8 @
7pm. At the Clarion 7417 W.
NenbLrrv Rd.Gainesville FL.
Registration, Fee $40 inc
4A ludes Lunch.For more into call
642-4535 or 376-2119
Come and experience a religion
where inspirations comes from not
one but many spiritual source,.
Sunday >,orhip and Sunda3
SLhool: I lam 4225 N's 34th St
3 miles north ol UF 377-16b9
_, First United Methodist
Episcopal Chapel House Church FO" W)iC nT ) tl <'
Shrp:."www.ulchapelhouse.com. 7 Traditional Sunday Worship .
Communion Services on Sun. at 8:25am and 10:55am. All Ages w -
6:30pm, Wed. at 5:15pm, and Sunday School Groups- 9:45am. -r'-V N 't l af
Fri. at 12pm. Oas.is in the city Wednesday Dinner 152 Students) -
garden (with free wireless) open and Classes- 5:30 7:30pm. A
9am to 9pm, I'eUou-hjp. and more! 419 NE 1st St. siwss.fumcgn.nrg .
S352.372.8506 (3521372.85'3 .t 37 I^_4
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2 bed/1 baths Avail.Nowl
$575/mo. On busline,
Mins. To Shands, VA & UF.
Walk to UF from our many
Locations, 1,2,3, or 4 bedrooms
Behind Norman Hall or
Along Univ. Ave.
Don't Wait, Call Today!
Union Properties 352-373-7578
Union Properties of Gainesville, In.
Friendly, Professional Service.
Call us today so we may help you
find your next home.
CALLING ALL GATORS
Walk to campus from our many
Properties close to UF.
1,2,3 & 4 bedrooms for FALL.
Union Properties 352-373-7578
WINDSOR TERRACE APTS.
3520 SW 20th Avenue
Bus Route, close to shops
Union Properites 352-373-7578
MALIBU COVE APTS.
1114 SW 7th Avenue
Spacious Loft Style
Behind Norman Hall
Union Properties 352-373-7578
Move In TODAY...
Start LIVING Tomorrowl
Huge 2BR w/Patio
Located behind Butler Plaza
2158 sq ft 4/3 home in NW Gville. Minutes
to UF. Appl. included. Remodeled. Ceramic
and wood floors, 2 car gar, deck, 1/2 acre
lot, fenced. $1,550/m, $2,000 sec. dep. 3120
NW 31st Blvd. 352 466-0358. Avail May. 3-
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 UFL?s im-
proved off-campus housing service. Go to
www.offcampushousing.dso.ufl.edu to find
housing, roommates, and more. 4-23-48-2
1BR & 2BR/1BAAPTS
with W/D, cent H/AC, DW, ceramic tile,
private patio, pets arranged. Off SW 34th
St near bus rte. From $689/mo 377-1633
2, 3, 4 br. Upscale condos for rent
Sign a lease by March 15th
& receive a $500 signing bonus.
Visit our website:
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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 l1br minutes from shop-
ping, downtown $ UF, central air/heat, back
deck, w/d hookup, includes some utilities,
-1731 NW6th St. 375-7104 x 113
Whispering Pines, brand new units
convenient to hospitals and vet school,
2br/2ba, fully equipped kitchen, icemaker,
washer and dryer, monitored alarm system,
$1000/mo, now renting for summer/fall
semesters, ask about our specials
1731 NW6th St. 375-7104 x113
Luxury Living Just off Sorority Rowl
New this year COTTAGES AT NORMAN.
Act Now Only 2 cottages left. 2BR/2BA
or 3BR/2BA. Less than 100 feet from
Norman Hall. Ask about rent special.
www.bellaproperties.net or 352-335-5424.
Escape complex living at Palm Villas Apt.
Luxury Apartments targeting grad students
and young professionals. Very quiet, yet con-
venient to shopping. On RTS Bus Route #12.
See web page for photos and floor plans.
www.bellaproperties.net or 352-335-5424
Spacious*Affordable*Close to Campus
Available NOW and Fall 2008
4/2 from $420/mo & 2/1 from $509/mo
Fully furnished, Cable w/HBO included
Fitness, Pool, Volleyball, B-ball and morel
Call now, spaces limited 352-377-6700
Houses, Duplexes, Condo, Townhouses.
Walk/Bike/Bus to campus. Neat, clean, good
quality. Visit www.gatorpads.com for avail-
able units or call 284-0316 4-23-08-43-2
2BR/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
2 & 3 bd houses for Aug in quiet areas.
Cute, clean, cent H/AC, WD, wood floors,
nice yards, bike to UF, $690 to $1200. 352-
336-6116 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Spacious and Affordable 4BR/3BA House.
Located near campus on Archer Rd across
from bus route and Best Buy. $900/mo. 352-
Immediate Move InI 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
email@example.com or 727-423-9463.
Bckgrd/credit check required. 3-7-08-7-2
Save $$$ on PARKING & GAS. PERFECT
for Medical, Dental, Vet, Grad. Students! 2
min. walk to UF, Shands & VA. 1 BR/1 Bath.
avail. April, $610/mo. Very clean & quiet.
COUNTRY GARDENS (352)373-4500
Save gas & kick the roommate habit
1BR/1BA now renting for Fall 20081
Gatomest Apts. 3 biks to UF
300 NW 18th St $5851mo.
Gatorside Apts. 4 biks to UF
1600 NW 4th Ave $4301mo.
CenterpointApts. 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. Hurryl 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, convenient to shopping, no smoking/pets.
$450 S.D., $450/mo. 562-2824 3-18-08-5-2
NE 10th St. W/D hk-ups. Hardwood, fans,
large backyard, excellent condition, $900/mo
No Dogs 373-3736 No Section 8. 4-23-
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 I1BAApt, 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 1BA Garage Apt, 1 BLK
to UF! Wood Floors, Central H &Air
Includes all Utilities $850/Mo
1014 Sw 2nd Place #B
Call Merrill Management Inc
352-372-1494 x10. 3-21-08-7-2
4BR/3BA, over 2000 sq ft. Nice neighbor-
hood, 1 mi to UF. Pool, $1500/mo. 376-
3BR/1BA house 6 blocks from campus be-
hind The Swamp on NW 6th Ave. Big back-
yard, back deck. $1500/mo for whole house.
Need somebody to take over rent from May
to Aug 09. Call 305-394-9152 3-27-08-10-2
1 BR Apt $525, quiet, greenspace,trees,near
UF, busline, parking, spacious LR and BR,
adorable kitchen, pvt patio, carpeted, ceiling
fans, graduate students or mature, (352)376
0080/284 3873. No Dogs. Available 4-3-
House on Suwannee River with clear
spring in back yard; 3 bd, 2 ba, CHA, WD
Hookups,all appliances fumished,large
yard, double lot, trees, quiet, 5 mi north of
Bell, FI on 129. (352) 376 0080/284 3873
2BD 1 BA $800 1 block to Shands, VA, quiet,
downstairs, rennovated: new carpet, tile,
cabinets, counter, paint, Graduate student
or mature person. Some utilities included.
No dogs. (352) 376 0080/284 3873. Available
Near VA, Shands, UF.
2/1.5 with all buses, amenities, patios, pri-
vacy yard, park 2. $500-$600 range. Call
386-328-6229 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Last spring semester
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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-
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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
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 sqftl, cats al-
lowed, $710/mo negotiable,
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 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-
matesi 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
S':Subleases J Subleases
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 fumished 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 Subleasel 1BR/
1 BA, individual lease, W/D, poolside, walk-in
closet, utils. incl., $50 off orig. rate $490/mthl
May 1 Aug. 10 (3 mths pay), call 813-
- 361-6422 / email firstname.lastname@example.org
SUMMER SUBLEASE 2 Blocks from UFIll
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-
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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 fum for sale. April 1st.
284-1806. CVermeulen@naylor.com 3-19-
Ill Roommates .Real. Estate .
AVAILABLE NOW. $500.00/mo- no lease until
July. Non-smoker, 6 miles from UF and SFCC
NW quiet neighborhood. Bus avail room fur-
nished. Call 352-871-3987 4-2-14-4
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i Roommates ) Sell your house condo, acreage, mobil
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 fum 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. Fum rm avail now. $200
N/R dep. $400/m $100/wk incl elec, ph, cab,
laun & cook sve. N/A,N/S, N/D. Need vehicle.
Near bus/shops. Sm caged pet ok. 331-3666
Walk/bike to class, male to share 2/1 at
Summit House on SW 16th Ave. & half
utilities, $450/mo rent, $200 security. Avail.
now. Call 352-843-0862. No pets or smok-
ENJOY A ROMANTIC OLD HOUSE
Near library downtown. $285-$370/rm + utils.
Short term. No pets. No smoking. 378-1304
Close to UF. Responsible individual needed
to share beautiful 4BR/2BA house. W/D.
B $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 incl 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 proffered. 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
* 0 * * FEMALE ROOMMATE NEEDED FOR 4BE/
* 4BA CLEAN & QUIET FULLY FURNISHED
CONDO.$430 RENT ALL UTILITIES
INCLUDED. CALL DORY (954)816-1468.
home and much more in the ALLIGATOR
CLASSIFIEDS! Reach thousands of pos-
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SEE ALL CONDOS
Matt Price Campus Realty, 352-281-3551
NEW CONDOS -WALK to UF
3 BIks to UF. For Info on ALL 1, 2, 3, 4
Bedrooms for Sale, Call Eric Leightman,
Campus Realty at 352-219-2879. 4-23-72-5
GATOR PLACE CONDOS
2/1, w/d, 800 sq ft, 1 1/2 miles to Shands.
3600 SW 23rd St. $84,900 or rent for $650/
mo 352-372-0507 4-23-72-5
New 2, 3, & 4BR Upscale Condos
with unique Architectural detailing. Starting at
$215,000 Opening August 2008. 352-373-
Walk to UF and Stadium from Luxurious
Jackson Square Condominiums
Built to last a lifetime. Prices starting at
$220s. Call 352-870-9453
MILL RUN $123,900 2 BR, 1? BA Townhouse
wood floors thru-qut, RTS bus stop at front
door, almost! Deck upstairs, patio outside,
W/D included Call 352/514.7328 ALVIN C.
TATE, Keller Williams Realty 3-7-08-14-5
LOCATIONI 3/2 townhouse 1.400 sqf with
many upgrades and big size backyard.
The lowest HOA $60. Tile and wood floors
everywhere. New paint, newer roof-sidings.
included all appliances. 352-328-9117 3-
4/4 condo @ University Terrace West.
Owner asking $165K. See website for
details and photos ufcondoforsale.com.
All furniture and decorations seen in the
photos are included. Call 954-802-1776
2/2 Like new condo 125k
3/2.5 townhouse $159K
3/2 with office $235K
3/2 with pool $260K
5/4 9 blocks from UF $349,900
5/3 8 blocks from UF $659,900
Jay Jolicoeur Exit Realty Producers 3-27-
Need Quiet To Study? 1BR/1-1/2BA condo
in gated community has 1003SF, open floor
plan, sim. wood floors, comm. pool & ten-
nis.$153,000. Call Judie Irwin, CB MM.
Parrish @ 352-339-6879. 2-6-08-5-5
2BR/2BA CAPSTONE QUARTERS CONDO.
Close to UF/ShandsNA. Furnished. Good
Condition. $124,500. Heather Swanson, Pru-
denfial Preferred Properties, 352-222-6344,
4BR/4BA LUXURY CONDO
NR SORORITY ROW-BLTAUG 05
$275K INCL ALLAPPL
AVAILABLE SUMMER 2008
ELEV ON PREMISE-904-838-7581
BED FULL SIZE $85 ORTHOPEDIC
Pillow-top mattress & box. New, unused, still
3-11- in plastic w/warranty. Can deliver. CalFl352-
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 funl! $279K. Call 352-3324997
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, scm 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
www.REALTORSP.COM -SW GNV, Custm
entertainment house 2 acres: 6 rms, 4 ba
w/Murphy bd in ofc. Fm blk constru., Mom-n-
law rm w/prvt entr., kit & den rm,gas fplc 40 x
18 solar heated pool,ht tub,2,500 sq.ft. encl.
pool, 1998, 3,177 s.f., 3 car garage,5 car cp
$539,500 (352) 262-3430 3-17-08-2-5
3BR/2BA Foreclosure! $11,0001 Only $199/
Mol 5% down 20 years @ 8% apr. Buy, 4/BR
$477/Mo! For listings (800)366-9783 Ext
NORTH CAROLINA MOUNTAINS-Almost
two acres of beautiful land with breathtaking
views near The Smoky Mtns., large trees and
.great building site. Only $39,500. (800)632-
2212 http://valleytownrealty.com 3-7-1-5
North Carolina gated Lakefront Community
150 miles of Shoreline and great mountain
views call now (800)709-5253. 3-7-1-5
ASHEVILLE, NC LAND BARGAINS Up to
30% below appraisal.
Tennessee- Affordable lake properties on
pristine 34,000 acre Norris Lake. Over
800 miles of shoreline. Call Lakeside
Realty TODAY! (888)291-5253 or visit
VIRGINIA MOUNTAINS 2 acres on mountain
top near New River State Park, great fishing,
view, private, $29,500 must sell. Call owner
WATERFRONT Another Hot Summer?
Escape to Wisconsin! Lake Michigan
WATERFRONT Condo NEW 2 Bedroom
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ter dock $235,000 (800)265-2537
Lakefront Grand Openingl 3/15/08 Only 5
acres- $44,900 w/ deep dockable water!
SAVE $10,000! Gorgeous wooded acreage.
Boat directly to Gulf of Mexicol Excellent
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Tennessee Land Salel 3 Acres & Log Cabin
only $59,900! Saturday March 8th! New 2128
sf log cabin package on 3 acres of farmland
with spectacular views. 1 mile to Nicklaus
designed golf course. Near TN River &
recreational lake. Or choose 5 acres with
crystal clear mountain stream just $34,900.
Excellent financing. Call & ask about how
to pay NO closing costs (866)999-2290 x
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
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a 11 Furnishings
MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT $375
Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must
sell. Can deliver. Retail $1600. 352-372-7490
BED KING $170 PILLOWTOP
mattress & box springs. Orthopedic rated.
Name brand, new, never been used, in
plastic with warranty. Call 352-372-8588 Can
CHERRY SLEIGH BED solid with Pillowtop
Mattress & Box. All new still boxed. Cost
$1500, sacrifice $450 352-333-7516
Sofa $175 Brand new in pkg 333-7516
BEDROOM SET. 7pc Cherry, Queen/ king
bed, dresser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, chests
avail. Dovetail const. New, in boxes. Can de-
liver. Retail $6500, must sell, sacrifice $1100
(352) 372-7490 4-23-08-71-6
SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather.
Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail
$2650. Sacrifice $750. Call 352-377-9846
DINING ROOM Beautiful cherry set w/table,
6 Chippendale chairs, hutch & buffet. New,
still in boxes. Retail $5200, sacrifice $1100.
Must sell. Can deliver. 352-372-8588 4-23-
FUTON Solid oak mission-style frame w/
mattress. New, in box. $140 332-9899
DINETTE SET 5pc $85 Brand new in box.
Never used. 352-377-9846 4-23-72-6
"BEDS -ALL BRAND NEW"-
-Full $80 Queen $100 King $170"
Orthopedic pillow-top sets. Brand name
matching sets not used or refurbished. Still
in plastic, direct from factory! 352-333-7516.
BED- QUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mat-
tress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand
new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver.
$120 352-377-9846. 4-23-72-6
Bed- All New King! 3pc Orthopedic pillowtop
'mattress set. Brand NEW, still in plastic with
warranty. Can deliver. $200 352-333-7516.
BEDROOM SET- $300 BRAND NEW
Still in boxes! 6 pieces include: Headboard,
2 Nightstands, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must
sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 4-23-08-
FUTON $60 Solid Oak Mission Style. With
plush mattress $140. All brand NEW still in
box. Can deliver. 352-333-7516 4-23-72-6
Pool Table Gorgeous 8" All wood table.
Leather pockets, Italian 1" slate, carved legs.
Brand new still in crate. MUST SELL Retail
$5500. Sell $950. Can deliver 352-377-9846
Hot Tub/Spa $1295 Brand New Loaded!
Waterfall, LED lights, cupholders, 110-v
energy efficient with warranty. Free delivery,
MUST SELL 352-372-8588 4-23-72-6
Bed-FULL size pillowtop mattress & box.
New, in plastic, warr..Can del. $90 317-4031
Sofa $185 Brand newly Love seat $150 still in
pkg. Can del 352-333-7516 4-23-72-6
CASH PAID FOR LAPTOPS
Working or not, Joel
www.pcrecycle.biz 336-0075 4-23-72-7
Computer Help Fast 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)
'1* For Sale
Private, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF.
Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-538-
2181. Can leave mssg. 4-23-08-72-10
UF SURPLUS EQUIPMENT AUCTIONS
bikes, computers, printers, vehicles and
more. All individuals interested in bidding go
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
4BR/2BA DOUBLE WIDE
Close to UF, Shands & Butler Plaza. Screen
porch & storage shed. 1984 Redman $20,000
OBO call Ed 352 339-2700 3-20-5-10
GIGANTIC 4-Day Auction March 12, 13,
14, 15, 2008 Montgomery, Alabama (152)
Single, Tandem & Tri-Axle Dumps, (117, Are
2007-2005) Mack, Sterling (3) 2007 Mack
Roll Off Trucks, Truck Tractors, Lowboys,
(84) Crawler Loaders & Tractors, (67)
Excavators, (61) Motor Graders & Scrapers,
(38) Backhoes, (41) Rubber Tired Loaders,
Articulating Dumps, Compactors Grinders,
Forklifts, Paving, Skidders, Feller Bunchers,
Log Loaders, Farm Tractors J.M. Wood
Auction Co., Inc. (334)264-3265 Bryant
Wood AL LIC #1137. 3-7-1-10
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$800 in a day? 30 Machines, Free Candy
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Satellite Receivers Viewsat Ultra $167,
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from $29.99 www.starfta.com (866)441-
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or $57K/yr. Incl. Fed. Ben, OT. Offer placed
by Exam Services, not aff w/USPS which
does hiring. Call (866)713-4492. Fee Req.
SAWMILLS from only $2,990.00-Convert
your LOGS TO VALUABLE LUMBER
with your own Norwood portable band
sawmill. Log skidders also available.
Information: (800)578-1363-Ext: 300-N. 3-
MARCH MADNESS! FREE Installation
Limited Time offer For the New Kayak
Pool-The above ground pool with inground
features. Save $ with this unique opportunity.
Free Estimates/FAST INSTALLATION/EZ
Financing. Call (866)348-7560. www.Kayak
M l Motorcycles, Mopeds] M '
** SCOOTERS **
RPM MOTORCYCLES INC
SALES, SERVICE, PARTS
Many Brands Available 518 SE 2nd St.
*****New Scooters 4 Less*****
Motor Scooter Sales and Service!
Great Scooters, Service & Prices!
118 NW 14th Ave, Ste D, 336-1271
***GatorMoto*** Our new state of
the art facility will be completed this Spring!
We have new scooters starting at $999. lyr
Warranties. We also service ALL brands of
scooters. Pickup Available. Low Labor Rates.
Free estimates. 376-6275 GatorMoto.com
New Scooters 4 Less has LOW service rates!
Will service any make/model. Close to UF!
Pick-ups avail $19.99 oil 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
Julio Moreira Mobile Scooter Repair
Pick up free with any repair. Road assistance.
Open Monday thru Saturday from 8:30am to
6pm. 352-258-4183. Best prices around 4-
M l ,Autos
FAST CASH PAID FOR ANY CARe
ORunning or not!*
*NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS
*Over 10 yr svc to UF students
*Call Don @ 215-7987 4-23-72-12
CARS -CARS Buy*SelleTrade
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 0 FREE FREE FREEOOO
MUST HAVE TITLE METRO GNV ONLY!
CALL DON 215-7987 4-23-72-12
CARS FROM $29/MO!
Hondas 0 Chevys 0 Jeeps and morel
$0 Down, 36 Months @ 8.5% apr.
For listings call 800-366-9813 ext 9765
POWER WINDOWS DON'T WORK?
On site available. Call Steve 352-226-1973
*FAST CASH PAID*
For any car, truck, or SUV Running or not.
'94 and up. Call Segovia 352-284-8619 4-
Sun City Auto Sales
2000 discount off finance price
No credit check.
All vehicles "0" down
Sun City Auto Sales
Buy Here/Pay Here
More than 300 vehicles in stock
0 30 days warranty any finance
Sun City Auto Sales
Free service until end of contract
Any vehicle finance
Oil change/tune up/brake job
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
turned 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
* 04 Honda Accord, LX, 58k, $11,999
* 352-275-9090 4-23-57-12
* Sunrise Auto Sales
* 04 Honda Element, EX, $11,999
* 03 Honda Civic LX, 56k, $9999
* 02 Honda Odyssey, $9999
* 352-375-9090 4-23-57-12
* Sunrise Ato Sales
S02 Honda Accord, EX, $8999
S02 Honda Accord, SE, $9999
0 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
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
202-251-8637. 3-7-3-12 -
$500 POLICE IMPOUNDS Cars from $500!
Tax Repos, US'Marshall and IRS sales!
Cars, Trucks, SUV's, Toyota's, Honda's,
Chevy's, morel For Listings Call (800)706-
1759 x6465. 3-7-1-12
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.
illI Help Wanted
This newspaper assumes no responsibil-
ity for injury or loss arising from contacts
made through advertising. We suggest that
any reader who responds to advertising use
caution and investigate the sincerity of the
advertiser before giving out personal infor-
mation or arranging meetings
(DOB 05/16/79); 5'09",
170 Ibs, Black Hair,
Violation: Fail to
Report Name or
Call (352) 372-STOP
LOCAL ARTIST NEEDS:
* Gold Diamonds Gems Class Rings
* ETC Top Cash $$$ or Trade *
OZZIE'S FINE JEWELRY 373-9243. 4-23-
Take a blind lady to Mass on Sundays and for
walks and shopping as needed. We'll have
lots of fun! And you will make a new friend!
Contact 219-6948. 3-28-08-72-13
UF GRAD PAYS MORE
for gold jewelry, scrap gold, Rolex, diamonds,
guitars, etc. Top $$$. Get my offer before you
sell! Call Jim 376-8090 or 222-8090 4-23-
Aquatic volunteer partner to have fun with me
at the local Gainesville Koi Club. I am blind, &
I am interested in raising two Koi fish to enter
a show. in Gainesville by next fall, Please
help, we may have fun, 352-219-6948. 3-
FRIDAY, MARCH 7, 2008 a ALLIGATOR, 13
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: $250! learn @ your own
time & pace. All you need to be a CNA
& pass the state exam is on VCR tape.
I have a 95% PASS RATE! check it out:
www.lapcnatraining.com or 800-566-4913
Students in Accounting, Aviation, Business/
Sales and computer science needed for vari-
ous positions. Flexible schedules and com-
petitive pay. Join our team! Learn more at
$250 A DAY POTENTIAL
No experience necessary, training provided.,
800-965-6520 ext 138 4-23-72-14
Needed for evaluations of
Local Stores, Restaurants and Theaters
Flexible Hours, Training Provided
Call 1-800-585-9024 ext 6254
Earn $12 15/Hour DRIVERS
$6.79 $7.40/Hour INSIDERS
$8.00-$9.40/hr MANAGERS in training
Apply online at www.gatordominos.com/jobs
Or at any of the 6 locations. 4-23-08-72-14
Gator Domino's is growing again. We a
looking for career oriented team met
bers. Now hiring Assistant Managers ai
future GMs. $8.00-$9.40/hr for Manage
in training. GMs $40k+. Send resumes
Freddie@gatordominos.com. Learn more
COMMERCIAL CALL CENTER
Phone reps needed ASAP Political & Co
Campaigns. Up to $9/hr + bonus potent
352/371-5888 X111, 4112 NW 22 Dr.
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/i, 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-
rs Bonuses, Benefits & Upward Mobility:
to FT & PT openings for outgoing,
at customer friendly sales/leasing agents
wl/ strong sales/closing skills. Fax/email
resume, cover letter & avail schedule
Paid survey takers needed in Gainesville.
100% FREE to join. Click on surveys.
Leasing Specialist, PT
Sales & customer service exp.
220 N. Main; 352-375-2152 X301 x301
DELIVERY DRIVERS up to $12/hr.
KITCHEN HELP $7.00-$7.25/hr.
CALIFORNIA CHICKEN GRILL 378-2442
INSIDE SALES PEOPLE
Fora major telecom company. Flexible hours.
PT or FT. No nights or weekends. Bilingual a
plus. EEOC. 372-2051 4-23-72-14
LEASING AGENT, P'f
Friendly, energetic person. Experience
preferred. 20 hrs/wk. Hourly & bonus.Great
benefits. Must be avail. weekends.Apply in
person 13400 Progress Blvd. Alachua or
Hunters Crossing Apts. DFWP 4-23-08-
Statewide Furniture Installers Needed.
Hiring Today for FT&Summer Work. Starting
$10-$12 On EXP. Hotel & Meal Comp.Fast
Advancement, Benefits, Vac & 401K. Must
Have valid FL DL. DFWP 352-373-7516.
0 Get Paid & Have Fun 0 Flexible Hrs
& Competitive $ 0 Sales Experience
Required 0 eBay exp. + 0 Resume to
Earn $800-$3200 a month to drive brand
new cars with ads placed on them.
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 Days!
1-800-488-4321, www.lohikan.com 4-23-
For adult entertainment company. Make
$1000+/wk. Flex schedule. 378-3312 4-23-
Clinical Assistant for full time patient care.
Will train. Email MCAT & resume to: Dr. Levy
House Cleaning Job
All around Cleaning & Laundry
F/T M-F 10am-5pm $6.75 hr
Call 256-3323 for more info and interview.
PM NANNY NEEDED ASAP!
M-F 3pm till ?, thru Aug at least $$$
guys w/teen/pre-teen exp welcome;
Noah's Ark Nanny e-mail resume, pix,
schedule to firstname.lastname@example.org 3-7-08-
AM NANNY NEEDED ASAP !
-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 Pay!
City of Gainesville Parks/Rec Dept.
is now hiring for seasonal recreation
and aquatics positions! Apply Online
today at www.cityofgainesville.jobs
AA/EO/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
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 IHP, Java Script, C++,
HTML, CSS, SQL, Please send resume to
WANT TO GO TO DENTAL SCHOOL?
Dental office looking to train to work in our
office while you approach application to
dental schools. Want motivated, reliable
individual 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.
Help Wanted ) Help Wanted J Help Wanted
25 Dynamic Individuals Needed
$8000-$12000 very flexible!
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
Writers Wanted We?re looking for talented
writers who are looking to spark their careers
and get immediate exposure! Interested?
- Email us at Careers@LexerdGroup.com
and send along your contact information.
Oak Hall School is seeking energetic,
creative, and enthusiastic individuals with
a love for children to staff its summer day
camp program. Positions in the camp are
available in our preschool day camp, our
kindergarten day camp, and our elementary
school age day camp offered at Oak Hall and
at Camp McConnell in Micanopy. Individuals
for the day camp should be available to
work daily from June 9-July 25. Interested
applicants should submit a resume to Jeff
Malloy, Oak Hall School 8009 SW 14th
Avenue Gainesville, FL 32607 or via e-
mail at firstname.lastname@example.org by March 26,
2008. Interview information regarding group
interview on March 29th will be sent out upon
Perfect Part Time Job
Growing Call Center needs Committed Reps
M-F 6-10Opm, Hourly+Comm
Earn up to $20/hr,Pd Training, Pd Weekly
Leave message: 352-377-2573 3-20-08-
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.
l|l Help Wanted
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-
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 email@example.com 3-
Five Star Pizza is now hiring delivery drivers.
Applicants should have a good driving record
& a reliable vehicle. Earn $130+ on closing
shifts. Flex hours, great environment Apply
in person at 600 NW 75th ST. 333-7979 3-
Sales person w/ keen interest in guns/
military/police supplies. 35+hrs/wk-every
sat 9:30-7. No calls, M&C Army Surplus,
626 NW 13th St. 3-18-10-14
M 11 Help Wanted
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 Lauderdal3 400
NW 73 Ave, Plantation, FL 33317 or
www.plantation.org to download application.
Artists/Craftsmen, PT/FT, the following skills
a plus: painters (faux finish, mural, airbrush),
graphic, sculptors (faux rocks), carpenters,
fiberglass (laminate, chop gun). Some posi-
tions may required travel. Fax to 352-336-
2913 or mail PO Box 143203, Gville-32614
Attention Smokers! Smokers between the
ages of 18 and 50 are needed to participate
in a study on decision making and smoking.
You could earn $8/hour for your participation.
Contact the UF Smoking Lab and Clinic at
352-273-2151 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
LIFE COACH needed' for high functioning
16 y.o. boy with developmental issues. Spend
time each day over spring break 3/16-28. Ref
required. $8-9 per hour plus mileage. Call
UF GRAD STUDENT SEEKS ARTIST
to illustrate a variety of children's books for
possible publication. Please call 856-816-
for traditional hand tossed New Jersey style
pizza,EXPERIENCE REQUIRED,part time
hrs, every Thurs & Fri,SW GNV,please call
SALES/CUSTOMER SERVICE POSITION
30yr Horticultural Company needs rep
to cover either SFL or CFL. Auto, ben-
efits, & excellent pay. Email resume to
ATTENTION PRE-LAW& LAW STUDENTS!
Kaplan Test Prep & Admissions is currently
hiring LSAT Teachers & Tutors. Kaplan offers
flexible schedules, competitive pay, extensive
training and a benefits package for part-time
employees and their dependents afterjtist 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 kathedne.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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 3-19-
Screen Businesses for Cash Advances
with no Credit Checks
Huge earnings potential
14, ALLIGATOR N FRIDAY, MARCH 7, 2008
SiServices therices. Entertainment
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-
sumeto firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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
e-mail 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 cansl
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. e-mail resume to
Wanted for afterschool & fulltime in the sum-
mer. email@example.com 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
need-d day/night shifts. Apply Mon-Sat
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UF travels to Kentucky for regular-season finale
UF center Marreese Speights scores over Tennessee guard JaJuan Smith during the first half of the
Gators 89-86 loss to the Volunteers on Wednesday in the O'Connell Center.
* THE GATORS AND WILD-
CATS FACE OFF SUNDAY.
By DANNY KLEIN
Alligator Staff Writer
The long road has ended.
What remains is just inches
short of a dead end.
When the Gators (21-9, 8-7
Southeastern Conference) head
to Lexington on Sunday to face
Kentucky (17-11, 11-4 SEC), their
NCAA Tournament hopes will
hang on one last thread.
If UF can't win, its likely only
chance to play in the Big Dance
will be by winning the SEC
Tournament, a heavy burden for
There is very little hope for
the Gators to receive an at-large
bid with a .500 conference record,
especially during a year where
experts feel the SEC is below av-
The Gators are trying to look
past all the hoopla and remain
focused. UF coach Billy Donovan
doesn't seem worried by the task,
which he feels will elude this
young bunch. "
"No, I don't think they feel pres-
sured," Donovan said. "Did they
seem pressured against Tennessee?
These guys are too young to think
that far ahead."
The Gators seemed loose
against Tennessee in the early go-
ing, but the squad
came up short in
Men's 89-86 loss.
UF flew out
Basketball of the gate, play-
ing a brand of
motivated basketball seldom seen
The Gators played as if they
had everything to lose, and maybe,
in the end, they lost everything.
The Gators blew a 16-point lead
and made some costly mistakes
down the stretch.
Marreese Speights failed to
convert a free throw, and then
UF allowed Tyler Smith to grab
a rebound and put back an easy
SEE HOOPS, PAGE 16
Gators rely on pitching depth
By KARL HYPPOLITE
Who says you need a dominant pitcher to
It's 10 games into the season, and 12 differ-
ent pitchers have already made an appearance
on the mound for the Gators (8-2). No starter
has completed more than five innings in a
single game, a trend that could continue this
weekend against Brown.
Josh Edmondson and Billy Bullock lead the
team with 10 1/3 innings pitched, yet neither
has made a start.
Entering the season, UF coach Kevin
O'Sullivan said that without a true ace, the
Gators would have to depend on the depth of
its pitching staff.
He wasn't kidding. Even center fielder Matt
den Dekker, who is batting .310 with two home
runs, started Tuesday night's game against
Campbell with mixed results.
"We only have 11 arms, so we're going to
have to recycle in and out," O'Sullivan said.
"Over the course of the year, we may have sev-
en or eight guys get starts. It depends on who's
available on a Tuesday after a (Southeastern
O'Sullivan is hoping this strategy will keep
pitchers as fresh as possible for weekend games
and as the Gators get closer to the postseason.
In his estimation, a few innings here and there
from someone like den Dekker may result in
some extra wins later.
"(Bullock) needs to pitch. We need
to get him out there."
UF baseball coach
"At some point, he might save some innings
for some other guys and they can play on the
weekend," O'Sullivan said of den Dekker. "So
he gives up three runs [on Tuesday night], but
bottom line: We need him to get out there and
save some innings for other guys."
Sophomore Kyle Mullaney (0-1) entered the
season as the Gators' Friday night starter, but
after two poor performances, it appears that he
still has a lot of work to do.
The right-hander has an 8.64 ERA and has
allowed a team-high three home runs in 8 1/3
Bullock (1-1), who has a 2.61 ERA, will make
SEE BASE, PAGE 16
Top SEC teams visit
By CHRISTOPHER YAZBEC
No path to a conference champi-
onship is ever easy, especially when
playing five freshmen.
With the No. 17 UF men's tennis
team hosting two of the Southeastern
Conference's and nation's best this
weekend, the opportunity awaits
for this young team to show it can
contend right away.
"It would give the Gators a
chance to be in the hunt for an SEC
Championship with the majority of
the team's freshmen, which would
mean a lot to all of us," UF coach
UF (7-3, 2-0 SEC) takes on No. 14
Tennessee on Friday at 3 p.m. before
entertaining defending national
champion No. 3 Georgia on Sunday
at 1 p.m.
Because of the Gators' rigorous
non-conference schedule and two
road conference wins, Jackson be-
lieves his team is prepared for the
"I think that we're as ready
as we can be," he said. "We have
been severely tested. We are sort of
scarred from having played a lot on
the road. ... So
we're as ready as
we can be and be
more ready next
year, but we can't
wait until next
Jackson This weekend
will undoubtedly be the toughest
string of conference matches UF
The Gators are 5-1 at home this
season, including wins over No. 7
Illinois and No. 16 Florida State, but
their coach said they will have some
SEE TENNIS, PAGE 16
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game, but a date hasn't been set.
The Gators open SEC play Saturday.
(13) Connecticut 76
(24) Clemson 75
Georgia Tech 80
16, ALLIGATOR I FRIDAY, MARCH 7,2008
Win against Wildcats doesn't guarantee tourney bid
HOOPS, from page 15
basket. Dan Werner was called for an
offensive foul with less than 10 seconds
So at this point, one has to wonder:
Did the Gators choke under the pres-
"This was ,an important game,"
Speights said afterward. "We just didn't
Donovan kept pointing to how well
UF played in the loss. For the second
time against the Volunteers, the Gators
proved they can hang with the nation's
best. The problem is they can't close the
deal, something that has hurt them.
"We played really hard," Nick
Calathes said. "It just didn't work out
Donovan said he hopes the team will
be able to take the loss as a positive and
"When you have
pain and hurt like that
in the locker room, you
have such an unbeliev-
able chance to form a
bond," Donovan said.
"My biggest fear is that
Donovan they don't recognize it
because of their youthfulness."
Even if UF defeats the Wildcats,
a tournament bid is not guaranteed.
Kentucky is playing without leading
scorer Patrick Patterson and is mired in a
The Wildcats have been a nice story,
bouncing back from their early-season
woes to post a gaudy conference record
and a decent overall mark.
However, losses to Gardner-Webb and
San Diego at home won't disappear.
UF hasn't lost to Kentucky since 2004,
and if this group drops this one, they can
break two records at once.
Starting with UF's seven consecutive
wins against Kentucky tied with Notre
Dame for the most all time and most
likely its streak of nine straight NCAA
"I know you guys have to ask these
questions," Donovan said. "I'm not even
worried about that. I just want these guys
to keep getting better."
Gators host defending national champion Bulldogs on Sunday
TENNIS, from page 15
leeway to protect the home court in these matches.
"I think that's crucial (to win at home)," Jackson said, "but
having won twice on the road, where most teams don't hardly
win at all, it does give us a little bit of breathing room and enables
us to realistically say, 'If we can split, we can stay in the race this
Winning the doubles point has been a boost for UF as of late.
Since being swept off the doubles courts by the Seminoles,
the Gators have won three of the last four doubles points. The
Volunteers (11-1, 2-1 SEC) have lost only one doubles point all
season, so something must give.
"We played much better against Vanderbilt and Kentucky in
doubles, and I feel like that not only can we maintain that, but we
could improve that," Jackson said.
Sunday's match against the Bulldogs (11-1, 2-0 SEC) will be the
Gators' biggest test of the season.
Georgia defeated UF twice last year, once in Gainesville, 6-1,
and again, 4-0, in the NCAA Round of 16.
The Bulldogs have seven upperclassmen on their roster who
were on last season's national championship team and will hope
to use their experience against the Gators' lack of it.
"(Georgia has) one of the two or three best chances to win the
NCAA," Jackson said. "Whatever it will take to beat Tennessee, it
will take more to beat Georgia."
"We'd be more ready next year, but we can't wait
until next year."
UF men's tennis coach
The UF women's tennis team is in a similar scenario to the men,
only it will play on the road instead.
The No. 5 Gators will travel to Knoxville, Tenn., to battle the No.
17 Volunteers on Friday before heading to Athens, Ga., for their
showdown with the No. 3 Bulldogs on Sunday.
UF (8-1, 2-0 SEC) fell to Georgia (9-1, 2-0 SEC) twice last sea-
son, including the conference tournament final. The Gators and
Bulldogs shared the regular-season SEC crown.
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BASE, from page 15
his first start of the season Friday at 6:30
against the Bears.
"He needs to pitch," O'Sullivan said.
of Bullock. "We need to get him out
Mullaney has kept a good attitude
despite losing his spot in the rotation,
pitched an inning in
Wednesday's 15-0 drub-
bing of Campbell and
Baseball will be given an opportu-
nity to regain his starting
"He earned the opportunity to start
the first game, and he earned the op-
portunity to start at Miami," O'Sullivan
said. "Now that we've found out where
we are, we'll go to work a little bit. He'll
probably' find himself right back in the
"He's a tough kid, he'll be fine."
ADAMS OK: Freshman outfielder Josh
Adams is expected to play Friday af-
ter missing Wednesday night's game
against Campbell with a shoulder in-
jury. Adams was seen with his shoulder
wrapped up during the game.
O'Sullivan said Adams hurt himself
during batting practice but that the in-
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Alligator, Friday, March 7, 2008
Childhood court paves
way for hoop dreams
By DANNY KLEIN
Alligator Staff Writer
As the light leaves the sky behind his small, stone
home, John Calathes remembers.
It comes to him like the thoughts of those who
mourn, who choose to remember so they will never
"Sometimes I wonder about this place," he said.
"There were some hellacious battles here."
Calathes Sr., now 51 and balding just slightly be-
neath his Gators cap, points at the date 4-9-93, which
remains clear on this aging concrete.
It's a date that means so much in the scope of things,
simply because time has rendered this place, once a
basketball lover's Eden, into no more than cracks and
It's impossible to walk a circle around the hexago-
nal court, so he navigates in a crooked line to the place
where he can point out his youngest son's purple hand-
It's no bigger than a dog's paw and reads "Nicky"
above it. The "y" is starting to fade, which is slightly
ironic and fitting at the same time.
It belongs to UF freshman Nick Calathes, who was
just 4 then and has since dropped the "y." According to
his father, not much else has changed.
"He's still Nicky just a little bigger now," he said.
This basketball court, which appears unexpectedly
like water in a hazy desert, is where it all began.
In 1993, Calathes and his older, twin brothers Pat and
John fell in love with the game and asked their father
for a court in the backyard.
Their father agreed with one stipulation: they had to
.-7a f ;
"have at it."
It didn't take long for Pat to toss his younger brother
on the floor.
A bleeding, bruised Calathes couldn't get up, but
still shook his fist, and with tears in his eyes yelled,
"Come get it."
"Needless to say," John said, "Nick will never back
Calathes was the runt of the family, and he paid for
"He always got the worst of it," said Sue Calathes,
Nick's stepmother. "It hurts to think about it."
Band of Brothers
Calathes and his brothers, although fiercely competi-
tive at times, possess a bond proven by the marks they
This past summer, the three decided to ink their sen-
timents with matching tattoos.
Over the heart of each brother is a large black "C"
with the red, intertwined letters "J," "P" and "N," sig-
nifying their names in the middle.
"It represents our brotherly bond," Calathes said.
"It's about sticking together."
The family, for all its competitiveness and drive, is
woven together by the threads that all close families
Calathes speaks to Pat every day and his father be-
fore and after every game.
John is his son's biggest critic and most avid fan.
"Sometimes I have to divorce the coach from the
dad," he said.
Calathes' father admits he pushed his son, perhaps
too hard at times. It was always about basketball. Not
because he asked, but because his son had an almost
unhealthy drive to succeed.
When Calathes was in sixth grade, his grades began
to drop. His teachers complained he was falling asleep
during classes and slacking in his studies.
This was unlike Calathes, who was normally a stand-
His father discovered why. His son was spending
time as a ball boy for nearby Lake Howell High School.
"Telling a 4-year-old he has to build a basketball
court isn't easy," John said.
Calathes and his brothers decided to sell their bas-
ketball cards, which included an NBA Hall of Famer
Pete Maravich rookie card. They made $400.
Although not quite enough, it helped get things
John and his three sons began construction, and a
few weeks later it was done.
The three children, along with their neighborhood
friend Mark, dipped their hands in purple paint and,
made impressions in a crooked row near the edge of
where the now-cracked court meets the grass.
Growing up, Calathes and Pat, now a starting for-
ward for St. Joseph's, would compete in nightly heated
battles that forced their father to place lights atop the
The games would often come to blows, and John
would grab a pair of boxing gloves, so his children
could settle their differences.
"They thought it was pretty cool," he said. "I was
just happy they couldn't kill each other."
The competitive nature of the two children would
boil over at times. Calathes' forehead is a palette of
scars that remind.
Once, during a tense game of chess, Calathes de-
feated his older brother who decided to hurl the king
at his face.
"Every since I was young they would pick on me,"
Calathes said. "It's definitely made me stronger."
Calathes was on the wrong side of most brotherly al-
tercations, but even then he showed the fight and drive
he displays today.
This was evident one day during middle school,
when his father decided to bring Pat and three of his
high school teammates to scrimmage against Calathes'
Tuskawilla Golden Falcons team.
Pat and his friends manhandled the younger squad,
provoking Calathes to erupt in rage.
Their father cleared the court and told the two to
Accitiona ly, he was participating in the school's tresh-
man, junior varsity and varsity practices.
Calathes was playing basketball for nearly seven
hours every day, which worried and surprised his fa-
"I thought to myself, 'Holy mackerel, this kid has
drive,"' John said.
To get away from the world of basketball, the family
headed to Las Vegas this past summer. It was a 10-day
Calathes' father said it was the longest time they
have gone without mention of the game.
It was there, in the City of Sin, where Calathes' big-
gest fear came to light.
"My dad had to pay me to ride roller coasters when
I was younger," Calathes said. "I will never go on them
In a home video edited by his father, Calathes
chooses to film his brothers instead of going on a ride
that simulates falling off a building. The camera work is
shaky as he jumps up and down yelling obscenities.
Finding a fear in Calathes' life isn't easy. When he.
was 2 1/2 he raced bikes and motocross.
His stepmother said he was crazy, and it's clear by
the picture in a scrapbook, which has 'a caption that
reads, "He's good at it, too!" that she was proud as
"Nick wasn't afraid of anything and wanted to do
everything," Sue said.
His desire to break boundaries continued as he
Driven to Succeed
When he turned 3, Calathes was already succeeding
at basketball. He won the Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball
Tournament and the FBVA Slammin' Jammin' 3-on-3,
two competitions usually reserved for 5-year-olds.
Calathes played point guard, and next to his first
certificate for winning the Macker tournament it reads,
"Nick plays point guard, and he's good at it, too!"
Andrew Stanfill. Alligator Staff
UF guard Nick Calathes attempts a shot in the first half of the Gators' 77-67 win against Georgia on Feb. 9, 2008,
in the O'Connell Center.
It appears a trend was starting to develop.
As Calathes grew older, the scrapbook began to
It turns to a time when Calathes played for the
Florida Raptors, a 10-and-under AAU basketball team
coached by his father.
Calathes' father points to the team's first photo,
where a collection of familiar children wear oversized
purple and yellow jerseys.
Calathes is in the middle of the back row, smiling
with his hair sticking up like it still does today. Two
players to his right is Darius Washington, the former
Memphis star who had a taste of the NBA before head-
In the front row, all the way to the left, is former
Gators point guard Taurean Green.
There's a picture of the two childhood pals sharing
a tube at a water park in Greensboro, N.C., where they
would win the first-ever 10-and-under title in Florida
The path gets even more twisted, when in the sum-
mer of 2000, a 10-year-old Calathes and his Raptors
Calathes (above) looks to pass during UF's 88-72 vic-
tory against Jacksonville on Dec. 3, 2007.
Calathes (left) taps hands with Rutgers forward JR In-
man before the Gators' 88-63 win against the Scarlet
Knights on Nov. 17, 2007, in Gainesville.
squad squared off against a team featuring UF coach
Billy Donovan's son.
Calathes' team won by 25, and when John went to
congratulate Donovan on the Gators' first trip to the
Final Four in the previous April, Donovan greeted him
with a surprising response.
"He said, 'Thanks, but you deserve to be congratu-
lated, too,'" Calathes' father said. "He said we really
Donovan then came and spoke to the team, years
before he knew Green would lead him to the Promised
Land, and even longer before he would hand Calathes
the keys to the show.
"It was just neat, and you have to respect a man like
that," Calathes' father said. "Nick loved him, just like
he does now."
Calathes' basketball career continued to prosper and
his trophy collection grew too decorated to maintain.
His bedroom is a cathedral to his success. There are 41
trophies littered throughout, which makes it nearly im-
possible to find your way around.
The wall is lined with news clippings and pictures
of famous people, ranging from Bill Walton to John
Wooden to a Hooters waitress.
One of his brothers is slowly moving in, marked by
the leopard blanket his father assures doesn't belong to
His father sits in his living room decked out in
Gators gear from his hat to his belt buckle.
He pops in a DVD titled "Carpe Diem," which re-
counts Calathes' junior and senior seasons as a member
of the Lake Howell Silver Hawks, where he teamed up
with UF forward Chandler Parsons to win a Class 5A
State Championship in 2007.
"Nick has changed so much," John said. "Parsons, on
the other hand, looks exactly the same."
During the DVD, Parsons comes on screen and tells
the camera, "I'm proud of (Calathes) and proud to be
his best friend."
Some things never change.
Back on thd court in Casselberry, the sun is setting,
making it almost most too dark to see, and the many
workings of this one-time paradise are fading like the
There is a deflated ball resting beside the pole, and
cracks worm their way across the center.
The spots on the block and the free throw line have
become just shades on a dark surface.
There are 21 purple spots scattered throughout,
which stand out like memories as you try to forget
"One time, when Nick was 6," Calathes' father said
as he points to a spot near the basket, "he made 50 la-
yups in a row."
Calathes' father puts one hand in his left pocket and
scratches his head as he looks around.
You can tell this place tears at him, like any great
In some ways it seems like he's saddened, but
then with a quick smile it all changes and you can see
"He's been doing it his whole life," he said. "That
won't ever change."
20, ALLIGATOR I FRIDAY, MARCH 7, 2008
UF opens tourney with win against South Carolina
UF opens tourney with win against South Carolina
Gators take control with early run
X By PHIL KEGLER
Alligator Staff Writer
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -
Amanda Butler couldn't have
asked for a better birthday.
On the day she turned 36,
Butler got the perfect gift with
friends and family all around
when her seventh-seeded Gators
defeated 10th-seeded South
Carolina 71-57 in the first round
of the Southeastern Conference
Tournament on Thursday.
UF (18-12) will face sec-
ond-seeded and third-ranked
Tennessee at 3:30 p.m. on Friday.
"I just wanted to win," Butler
said. "Didn't care by how many,
didn't care what it looked like,
just wanted to win and ad-
Well, it looked pretty nice
considering the two regular-
season meetings between these
two teams were decided by a
combined 7 points. Thursday's
margin was double that, as
Butler's parents and more than
30 orange-and-blue-clad sup-
porters cheered for the Gators
from behind their bench.
UF did its best to shed its
moniker as a team that has been
decimated by slow starts all year.
The game was tied at 10 with 13:
53 left in the first half before the
Gators rattled off a 21-3 run that
blew%,pen the game before inter-
Guard Depree Bowden played
a big part in Butler's birthday
present. UF's lone senior scored
19 of her 21 points in the first
half, setting a new career high for
points in a half. Bowden drained
5 of 6 from behind the arc, setting
a new UF record for 3-pointers in
a SEC Tournament game.
"Well, I hit my first two and
I kind of got confidence from
there and just started shooting,"
Bowden said. "They beat me on
my Senior Night, so I knew I
wanted to get back at them.
-"Well, I hit my first two and
I kind of got confidence
from there and just started
shooting. They beat me on
my Senior Night, so I knew
I wanted to get back at
Bowden exacted her revenge
by sinking trey after trey as
South Carolina's missed defen-
sive assignments continued to
leave her open. She outscored the
Gamecocks 19-17 in the opening
20 minutes. Bowden capped it off
in appropriate fashion, draining
a 30-footer as the halftime buzzer
South Carolina (15-15) shot
just 19.2 percent during the first
"It did seem like everything
they shot went in the basket,"
Gamecocks coach Susan Walvius
said. "It says a lot about them to
come out and play the game the
way they did today.Their system
didn't change in this game, but
they were much more aggressive
within their system."
Bowden's play was even more
crucial because foul trouble
crippled junior forward Marshae
Dotson. Dotson picked up her
second foul less than two min-
utes into the game, leading to
an extended period of time on
the bench. She finished with
just 7 points in 20 minutes. UF
entered Thursday's contest 0-3 in
SEC games and 2-4 overall when
Dotson doesn't reach double fig-
ures in scoring.
"I think you saw an instance
of a senior sensing the moment,"
Butler said of Bowden's first-half
play. "Her shots were not just
big in terms of momentum and
that sort of things, but it made
everybody around her confident.
When one of our shooters is hit-
ting, I think it makes all of our
team feel like good things are
going to happen on both ends of
Junior guard Sha Brooks ran
the offense efficiently on her way
to scoring 14 points on 5-of-15
shooting. Brooks dished four
assists from the point and com-
mitted just two turnovers. The
Gators committed only 13 total
turnovers, tied for their lowest
amount of the season and well
below their average of 19.9 per
game. UF forced South Carolina
to commit 22 turnovers and
scored 23 points off them.
After dominating the first half,
the Gators did a great job of not
letting the Gamecocks back into
it after the intermission. South
Carolina came within 11 points
with 12:29 left to play but could
never lower the lead to single
Now UF must try and fig-
ure out a way to matchup with
The Volunteers defeated the
Gators 88-61 in Knoxville just
eight days ago.
"It always helps to have that
firm game under your belt and
have some actual film of you ver-
sus them to look at and see where
we fell short and see what we did
well," Butler said. "What we'll
do now is go back to the draw-
ing board because obviously the
game plan in Knoxville didn't
-turn out so well."
UF guard Sha Brooks celebrates a basket during the Gators' 71-57
win against the Gamecocks on Thursday.
UF WOMEN'S BASKETBALL
Former coach helps inspire Gators to lopsided victory
By PHIL KEGLER
Alligator Staff Writer
NASHVILLE, Tenn. UF has had diffi-
culties getting off to good starts lately.
So Thursday, Coach Amanda Butler
turned to an old friend and former UF lead-
er to give her team a pregame pep talk.
Carol Ross led the Gators to nine NCAA
Tournament appearances in her 12 seasons
at the helm and coached Butler when she
played for UF from 1990-94.
The plan worked beautifully, as the
Gators broke a 10-all tie at the 13:53 mark of
the first half by going on a 21-3 run to open a
hugeead before intermission.
Ross, who said she has "seen every
Southeastern Conference Tournament ever
played," talked to the current crop of Gators
about the importance of competing and
"I told them ... the teams that competed
the hardest and played with the most energy
would win," Ross said. "I'd always told my
tear._ I hope the team that plays the hardest
wins, and it better be you."
As UF's 71-57 victory came to a close,
Ross refused to take any credit for the team's
"I'm sure it wasn't my pep talk," Ross
said. "I also .told them their head coach is
going to coach her rear off."
The credit can be split,
but there's no denying the
success the Gators had.
Senior guard Depree
Bowden, who scored 19
of her 21 points in the
first half, said Ross' words
meant a lot to her.
Butler "She got us motivated
and inspired to play," Bowden said.
Ross was honored during halftime of
UF's game Thursday as a 2008 inductee into
the SEC Greats program. She will also pro-
vide color commentary for Fox Sports Net
during the tournament.
While Ross won't be available to ad-
dress the Gators before their second-round
matchup Friday, she said they will have to
compete just as hard, if not harder, if they
want to upset No. 3 Tennessee.
"The most talented teams don't always
win," Ross said. "That's why we show up.
That's why we compete. The most competi-
tive team will win.
"Florida's got to compete at a very high
level, and-they've got to believe in them-
FAMILIAR FACES: The Sommet Center fea-
tured more than 30 supporters donning
the Orange and Blue in the lower section
behind the UF bench Thursday. Some of the
more prominent fans included UF President
Bernie Machen, athletics director Jeremy
Foley, senior women's administrator Lynda
Tealer and associate athletics director Mike
Machen was very impressed with what
"I think they're playing their best basket-
ball of the year," Machen said. "We'll find
out how good we are (Friday)."
Machen will not be in attendance for the
Tennessee game Friday because he had to
return to Gainesville on Thursday night, but
he said he would definitely be watching on
Perhaps less noteworthy, but just as
meaningful, were some parents in the
stands, including those of Bowden and of
"I'm a family person," Butler said. "It's
great to see so many familiar faces and dif-
ferent people that mean a lot to me. You
know, I can't say that I looked up there too
"I did hear my mom whistling every now
YENSER MAKES TRIP: NCAA regulations
don't allow transfers to travel with their new
team on the road during the year that they
sit out. That doesn't mean Susan Yenser was
going to sit and watch this one on television,
Once she was cleared by her academic
advisor and teachers, Yenser found a way
to get to Nashville. Her travel arrangements
included a flight to Atlanta, where she met
up with her parents, and then they made the
"As hard as it is to sit (in the stands)
- it's so hard it's lot easier to watch when
we're up 17," Yenser said during halftime of
the South Carolina game.