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STUDENT GOVERNMENT


UF calls online-voting lawsuit illegitimate


The group, Students for Online
Voting, sued UF on Feb. 22 after
the UF Supreme Court ruled that


an online-voting amendment
UF has responded to the would be unconstitutional. The
lawsuit filed by a student group court said online voting could
supporting online voting in interfere with SG's ability to pre-
Student Government elections, vent voter coercion.
and according to UF, the suit is UF filed two motions Friday
illegitimate. stating that the suit should be


"We might as well crown
them king."
Sam Miorelli
SOLVe's executive director

suspended because the group,
known as SOLVe, filed its case in
the wrong court.
The UF Supreme Court's deci-


sion is not "subject to any judi-
cial appellate review in Florida
courts," the motions stated.
The response followed a Feb.
28 court order from Alachua
County Circuit Judge Frederick
D. Smith asking UF to "show
good cause" within 20 days of
when the suit was filed why an
online-voting amendment is un-


constitutional.
The amendment would allow
students to vote on whether they
want online voting in future SG
elections.
UF spokesman Steve Orlando
said he couldn't comment on
UF's response because the law-

SEE ONLINE, PAGE 5


Dems: No Florida revote


* STATE PARTY STILL TRYING TO FIND
WAY TO HAVE DELEGATES COUNTED.

By MEGAN TAYLOR
Alligator Staff Writer
mtaylor@alligator.org

The Florida Democratic Party has decided
there will be no revote after asking Democrats
for input on the possibility of holding anoth-
er presidential primary election.
"We spent the weekend reviewing your
messages, and while your reasons vary
widely, the consensus is clear: Florida doesn't
want to vote again. So we won't," wrote


Karen L. Thurman, chairwoman of the FDP,
in a memo addressed to Florida Democrats
on Monday.
In the memo, Thurman explained the deci-
sion and reassured voters that the Democratic
National Committee may
dab 08 still find a solution at the
Presi200 -dentialDNC Rules and Bylaws
Presidential Committee meeting in
April.
FDP spokesman Mark
Bubriski was unable to speculate on what the
DNC might decide.
DNC rules require primary elections to
SEE PRIMARY, PAGE 5


By LIA GANOSELLIS
Alligator Writer
eganosellis@alligator.org

A legislative proposal that would restruc-
ture education governance in Florida is a few
steps closer to becoming law. -
The joint resolution, which was pro-
posed last month, would amend the Florida
Constitution to place an elected educa-
tion commissioner on the Florida Cabinet
and decrease the members of the Board of
Governors, the State University System's
highest governing body, from 17 to eight.
The amendment would also decrease the
power of the board, only giving it authority
as provided by the Legislature.
Two Senate committees and one House
council voted in favor of the proposal, spon-
sored by Sen. Lisa Carlton, R-Sarasota, and
Rep. Joe Pickens, R-Palatka, but the Board-


of Governors is urging legislators not to rush
any decisions.
The amendment requires approval from
three-fifths of the Senate and House and a 60
S,.. percent voter approval.
The Senate floor will
hear the proposal next on
a date yet to be determined.
After that, it will move to
the House.
The Senate's Committees
on Education Pre-K-12
Carlton Appropriations and Higher
Education Appropriations
both voted unanimously in favor of the resolu-
tion on March 5 and 13, respectively.
Sen. Stephen Wise, R-Jacksonville,
chairman bf the Education Pre-K-12
Appropriations Committee, said an elected


SEE BOG, PAGE 8


*Guard Jai Lucas
and the rest of the
UF men's basket-
ball team were
banned from prac-
ticing in the team's
facility and from
wearing Gators ap-
parel by Coach Billy
Donovan.
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TUESDAY, MARCH 18, 2008


Education bill gains steam

Bill would shake up state higher ed


Luck of the Irish
Patrons wait to enter Mother's Pub and Grill on West University Avenue
late Monday night to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. The restaurant reached
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European Union Discussion
Anderson Hall Room 216,12:50
p.m., today
Simon Hix, professor of
European and comparative
politics at the London School
of Economics and Political
Science, will speak at the fo-
rum "What's Wrong with the
European Union and how to
Fix It."
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Members of the UF baseball
team will take a break from run-
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Wednesday against the Florida
Force wheelchair basketball team.
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to playing in a wheelchair.
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Student Government and held
in honor of Disability Awareness
Day, starts at 11 a.m. in the SFCC
gym.
"We usually talk to the young-
er kids about safety issues," Lilly
said. "This event is more about
the moral of our story."
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ON CAMPUS

Shands begins construction on underground tunnel


By KATIE SANDERS
Alligator Writer
ksanders@alligator.org

Construction on an underground tun-
nel linking Shands at UF with its new
cancer hospital began Monday.
The tunnel, scheduled for completion
in late November, will give hospital staff,
patients and visitors a 440-foot path they
can walk through instead of having to
cross Southwest Archer Road.
The underground entrance will be
separated into two 13-foot-wide paths,
giving patients and staff a different route
than visitors, said Kimberly Jamerson, a
Shands spokeswoman.
With dual hallways, visitors will not


have to move out of the way for oncoming
"gurneys and the like" traveling with hos-
pital staff and patients, Jamerson said.
The tunnel's construction costs are part
of the cancer hospital's $388 million con-
struction budget.
Brad Pollitt, vice president of facilities
at Shands, estimated that the tunnel proj-
ect accounts for $14 million of that total,
which includes the costs of construction,
interior finishes and concrete.
Shands is already connected to the
Malcom Randall VA Medical Center, lo-
cated on the other side of Archer Road, via
a different underground tunnel.
But that corridor's vanilla-colored walls
*and tile floors will pale in comparison to


the new tunnel's interiors, Pollitt said.
He said the walls in the visitor hallway
will be mostly white, but will include art-
work for splashes of color and and furni-
ture for visitors to rest on along the walk.

"We're doing the same thing we
would normally do with any corner
(of the hospital)."
Brad Polltt
vice president of facilities for Shands

The tunnel's lively interior was de-
signed to look like an extension of the
hospitals, he said.
"We're doing the same thing we would
normally do with any corner (of the hospi-


tal)," he said.
The hallway for doctors and patients
will resemble a traditional hallway that
allows for traffic on wheels.
The cancer hospital will also be the
new home of Shands' emergency and
trauma-related services when it opens in
September 2009.
Jamerson said some of the patients us-
ing the passageway could be trauma pa-
tients being transferred to Shands.
Access to Newell Drive from Southwest
Archer Road will not be affected by the
construction, but drivers will only have ac-
cess to the hospital through the Southwest
Archer Road and Southwest 16th Street
intersection entrance.


10 charged with selling drugs from local apartment


* SUSPECT TRIES TO HIDE
CRACK COCAINE BY EATING IT.

By WILL AFFORD
Alligator Writer
wpafford@alligator.org

Ten people were arrested
Friday and charged with drug-
related offenses, including sale
and possession of cocaine, in a
Gainesville Housing Authority
apartment.
Viola Williams, 20, was arrest-


ed for maintaining a drug dwell-
ing where police said cocaine
was sold after police searched
her apartment at 1110 NW Fifth
Ave., said Summer Hallett, a
Gainesville Police Department
officer.
Hallett said police had been
watching the house and making
related arrests on Fifth Avenue
before obtaining a search warrant
for Williams' apartment.
Williams was not inside when
police came to serve her warrant


on Friday, however, and GPD's
SWAT team forced entry.
Once inside,
police found
eight people
in possession
of cocaine and
drug parapher-
nalia and one
wi with a Percocet
Williams pill that was not
prescribed to him, Hallett said.
Police also found four infants
inside.


"The children were all in prox-
imity of loose prescription drugs,"
Hallet said. "Even the smallest
amount has a huge potential to
kill them."
Two suspects were charged
with child neglect, and Williams
with child abuse, for leaving
their children in the house while
drugs were being bought and
consumed.
One suspect, Eugene Knight,
18, fled from SWAT officers and
was seen eating crack in a pan-


icked effort to hide evidence,
Hallet said.
Knight was then taken to
Shands at AGH's emergency
room, where his stomach was
pumped and pieces of cocaine
were found, Hallet said.
Hallet said the suspects bur-
dened taxpayers who helped pay
the rent for their public housing.
"It's the taxpayers who are
picking up the other part of this
bill so they can set up a drug fran-
chise," she said.


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Framed by a Color Guard member's rifle, Thomas Cappello, director of the North
Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System, speaks at Monday's opening ceremony
for the Gainesville Vet Center on University Avenue and Northwest 75th Street.


ON CAMPUS

CLAS dean hopeful visits UF


By DEBORAH SWERDLOW
Alligator Writer
dswerdlow@alligator.org

During her two-day campus visit that
began Monday, Barbara Romzek, one of
three candidates for the UF College of
Liberal Arts and Sciences dean position,
emphasized that UF faculty input would
be paramount if she was selected as the
college's dean.
In a Monday morning forum at
Smathers Library, Romzek, University
of Kansas College of Liberal Arts and
Sciences associate dean for social sci-
ences, began gathering those faculty sug-
gestions.
Faculty members asked Romzek about
fundraising, interdisciplinary programs
and budget cuts.
Romzek said she wasn't scared of
funding cuts because she has dealt with
them during her tenure at the University
of Kansas.
"When a tornado comes through, it
really reorients your priorities," Romzek
said, comparing budget cuts to nature's
fury.
"So you're going to lose grandma's
china. What is the everyday china that


you need to eat?"
She said discussions with faculty
members would help her decide which
programs are essential, like the "every-
day china."
In addition to budget cuts, Romzek
said the recent restructuring of UF's ad-
ministration presents a new challenge to
CLAS.
UF President Bernie
Machen announced
Friday that UF's chief
financial officer, Matt
Fajack, would oversee
budget operations that
were formerly handled
Machen by UF's Office of the
Provost and the University Controller's
Office.
Romzek said this restructuring
wouldn't change her role as CLAS' ad-
vocate to the provost, but it would create
uncertainty among the faculty.
If chosen as CLAS dean, Romzek said
she'd try to keep everyone on the same
page.
"I operate on the principle that people
do better when they know what's going
on, so I spend a lot of time explaining to
people what I'm doing," she said.


City opens veterans center


Center will focus on mental health


By ANDREA ASUAJE
Alligator Contributing Writer

Local veterans, politicians and citizens
celebrated the Gainesville Vet Center's grand
opening Monday afternoon as one of 23 new
centers to open throughout the country.
The center in Gainesville will provide
mental health services for all eligible veter-
ans, including one-on-one counseling, group
counseling, marriage and family counseling,
and post-traumatic stress disorder counsel-
ing.
Congress set up the Vet Center Program
in 1979, offering Vietnam veterans free, con-
fidential counseling to help them readjust to
civilian life.
Since 1996, all veterans who have served
or were present in hostile combat areas are
able to use the Vet Centers and the services
they provide.
Before the opening of the center in
Gainesville, veterans interested in the servic-
es had to be sent to centers in Tallahassee or
Jacksonville, said Jim Lynch, director of the
Alachua County Veterans Service Office.
"As a die-hard Gator, I hated sending any-
one to Tallahassee," Lynch said.
The center provides something that the
Malcom Randall VA Medical Center doesn't
- time.
"We target the long-term," said Nicole
Delacerda, a counselor at the Gainesville Vet
Center.
Aside from traditional and group counsel-
ing, Delacerda said the center will also offer
anger management and support on identify-
ing and dealing with stress.
Wayne Plummer, a licensed clinical social
worker and team leader for the Gainesville
Vet Center, said the center is a nice option for
veterans interested in local services who may
not want to go to a hospital.


"We do mental health," Plummer said.
"We focus on privacy."
He also said the center is about providing
services to help those who are overwhelmed
and are trying to readjust to life after combat,
rather than focusing on people with disor-
ders.
"It's not about being crazy," he said.

"It's just one of those life experi-
ences. You've either been there or
you haven't."
Pegeen Hanrahan
Gainesville mayor


Gainesville, a city in which many veter-
ans reside, is a great place for a center that
provides activities and services, said Victoria
Van Buren, an Air Force veteran.
"This county is great for veteran sup-
port," Van Buren said.
Alachua County also offers services such
as vocational rehabilitation, disability com-
pensation and pension benefits for residents
who are veterans.
The event featured the Navy Southeast
Ceremonial Band and LeRoy Collins Jr, the
executive director of the Florida Department
of Veterans Affairs and a Navy veteran, gave
the keynote speech.
Collins said 10 percent of Florida's 18 mil-
lion residents are veterans.
Gainesville Mayor Pegeen Hanrahan
said the center is a wonderful addition to
the city.
Hanrahan added that it is important for
combat veterans to speak with each other
about their military histories.
"It's just one of those life experiences,"
she said. "You've either been there or you
haven't."


* STUDENTS EARN PLAQUE,
SPOT ON GRADUATION STAGE.

By DEBORAH SWERDLOW
Alligator Writer
dswerdlow@alligator.org

Nine UF seniors received
Outstanding Leadership Awards this
semester, earning them on-stage spots
during their graduation ceremonies.
Gene Zdziarski, UF's dean of stu-
dents, said the Alumni Association-
sponsored award is UF's highest
honor for leadership and service.
"It's really looking at someone
who is an overall well-rounded
leader and made an impact across the
university and campus community,"
Zdziarski said.
He said each student submitted
an application, resume and personal
essay.
Letters of recommendation are
optional, and most applicants usually
send three, he said.
Winners are: Marie Bragg, psy-


chology and English; Jamie Davis,
journalism; Sara Hartmann, history;
Anu Mathur, finance; Jillian Yoerges,
anthropology; Joshua Jackson, politi-
cal science and classical studies; Ryan
Merkel, marketing; Seth Mollitt, fi-
nance; and Joshua Weiss, philosophy
and political science.
The recipients will sit on the grad-
uation stage, where they
Student will receive a plaque and
Life their families will be rec-
ognized, Zdziarski said.
Their pictures and biographies
will also appear in the graduation
program.
Several of the winners have been
involved in the same organizations,
such as Florida Cicerones, UF Preview
staff, Student Government and social
fraternities.
Four students received honorable
mentions: Katherine Ball, neurobiol-
ogy; Sara El-Sherbini, psychology;
Dustin McLarty, aerospace engineer-
ing; and Kevin Reilly, political science
and Student Body president-elect.


Nine UF seniors awarded






TUESDAY, MARCH 18,2008 U ALLIGATOR, 5


UF joins science effort


* PROGRAM WILL WORK TO
IMPROVE TEACHER QUALITY.

By KATIE SANDERS
Alligator Writer
ksanders@alligator.org

UF's participation in two mul-
timillion-dollar programs aims to
improve the quality of the state's K-
12 teachers in response to a national
crisis in math and science education.
Earlier this month, UF joined
Florida State University and the
University of South Florida in a
$5.9 million project: The Florida
Partnership to Rejuvenate and
Optimize Mathematics and Science
Education, or Florida PROMiSE.
A three-year grant from the
Florida Department of Education
will allow PROMiSE participants
to teach K-12 math and science
teachers the updated Sunshine
State Standards for those fields.
The new standards, implemented by
the education department in 2007 for
math and in 2008 for science, encour-
age educators to focus on fewer top-
ics with greater concentration.
Tom Dana, director of the School
of Teaching and Learning in UF's
College of Education and UF's


PROMiSE director, said the state's
old standards produced math and
science education that was "inch-
deep and mile-wide," meaning that
teachers covered several topics with
minimal depth.
John Bailey, UF's PROMiSE co-
ordinator, said UF officials would
meet in April to plan a curriculum to
train teachers statewide in the new
methods. Bailey
AUF said the first group
Academics would be trained
by August.
The PROMiSE program is the sec-
ond major effort undertaken by UF
this year to improve the country's
declining quality in K-12 math and
science education.
In November, the College of
Education was one of 10 universities
that received a total of $3.4 million
in grants from the National Math
and Science Initiative and the Helios
Education Foundation to groom un-
dergraduate students for careers as
K-12 math and science teachers.
UF's program, called
FloridaTeach, is modeled after the
UTeach program at the University
of Texas at Austin and will launch
this summer, said Dana, who is the
program's co-director.


SOLVe: UF claim 'outrageous'


ONLINE, from page 1


suit is ongoing.
Sam Miorelli, SOLVe's executive direc-
tor, said UF's claim that decisions from
UF's Supreme Court are not subject to
review is "outrageous."
"We might as well crown them king,"
Miorelli said of the court. "It means they
have unlimited power to do anything."
Miorelli said what UF filed isn't really


a response because it doesn't address the
main issue whether students can decide
if they want SG online
voting.
Instead, he said, UF
states that SOLVe doesn't
have the right to sue.
It seems cowardly,"
Miorelli said.
He added that SOLVe
Orlando and its attorneys would
respond to UF's statements, but wasn't
sure when.


More than 2,000 respond to memo


PRIMARY, from page 1

take place between Feb. 5 and June 10.
Florida was stripped of its 210 delegates
after its primary election was scheduled
for Jan. 29.
More than 2,000 people responded to
Thurman's March 12 memo, which asked
presidential candidates, party leaders and
voters for input on a proposal to hold a
party-run "vote-by-mail" election.
Arguments against the revote included
concerns about whether the money would
be better spent in the general election,
whether the DNC might count the Jan. 29
election results and even the "we broke the
rules so we shouldn't get to vote" senti-
ment, according to Bubriski.
He said that the presidential candidates
were contacted, but did not commit to a
position on the issue.


Thurman wrote that the "vote-by-mail"
proposal was the only way the party could
comply with DNC rules, since a second
state-run election and a party-run primary
or caucus had been ruled out.
"This doesn't mean that Demo-
crats are giving up on Florida
voters."
Karen L. Thurman
Florida Democratic Party chairwoman

Although the March 12 memo cited a
poll showing that 59 percent of Democrats
wanted a revote, the input received by the
FDP made it clear that a revote was not the
solution voters wanted.
"This doesn't mean that Democrats are
giving up on Florida voters," Thurman
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Editorial


Puff and Pass

Governor's stance on

drug laws hypocritical
We weren't surprised by Florida Gov. Charlie Crist's
candid admission that he smoked pot long before he
became a public figure that seems to be the politi-
cal norm since the whole "I did not inhale" debacle.
However, we were a little confused when he revealed an
inflexible stance on drug law reforms in Florida during a press
conference last Saturday.
Basically, Charlie thinks everything is just fine the way it
is.
Nothing could be further from .the truth.
At current levels, the state prison system costs taxpayers an
astounding $1.4 billion each year.
And state officials estimate Florida's prisons will inflate to
100,000 inmates by this year's end alone.
So, with the almost-certain economic crisis before us and
the expected budget shortfalls to come, you would think
he would be trying to do whatever he could to conserve re-
sources and make any state-funded system more efficient with
innovative ideas.
Apparently, you would be wrong.
It seems that Crist is satisfied with the status quo.
By keeping the drug penalties the way they are, the gover-
nor is continuing to protect public safety as his No. 1 priority.
While we agree that it's important to make sure Florida's
streets are safe, we don't think it's as simple as "locking up bad
people," as Crist said during the press conference, according
to The Miami Herald.
Maybe he missed the fact that 20 percent of those incarcer-
ated are non-violent drug offenders.
Many of these offenders were employed and otherwise
law-abiding members of society not necessarily the "bad
people" the state needs to punish.
The governor admitted to using illegal drugs in the past
and yet doesn't seem to recognize the inherent hypocrisy of
his admission.
It's no secret that the current laws in place are doing little to
deter people from using drugs.
But with Florida's 8,000-plus miles of coastline, it is un-
reasonable to expect law enforcement to turn a blind eye to
the seemingly unlimited access and opportunities for drug
trafficking.
We don't advocate decriminalizing certain drugs, but
throwing offenders into a cell and letting them wait out their
time does not stop them from donning a jumpsuit for the sec-
ond or third time.
If each prisoner costs more than $19,000 a year to incarcer-
ate, according to the Herald, then at the current pace, Florida
will have to build two prisons a year through 2013 to keep up.
The red flags have been raised.
In other words, if the state incarcerates roughly 20,000
nonviolent drug offenders a year, the bill comes to the state
for $380 million.
Both legislative chambers are considering measures that
would funnel some inmates into work-release programs or
reduce their sentences and establish a commission to review
mandatory-minimum sentencing.
At least they recognize there is something that must be
done about the problem.
State Sen. Victor Crist, a Republican from Tampa with no
relation to the governor, contended that the state's drug laws
are based on outdated thinking and advocates placing drug
offenders into rehabilitation programs rather than a prison
cell.
Although there is no guarantee that rehabilitation is the
magic key to solving the state's problems with drug offenses,
we are hoping the governor realizes that something must be
done.


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Column

Primary responsibility goes to voters


t is official: Democrats who voted in Florida's January
29 primary were pretty much wasting their time. On
the bright side, no one is required to return that "I
Voted" sticker.
This is getting a- bit embarrassing. To quote the British
Broadcasting Network's standard British deadpan, Florida
"once again finds itself in controversial electoral waters."
If you prefer the American melodramatic assessment,
lament with Palm Beach County Elections Supervisor
Arthur Anderson. In a BBC article he said, "It's a big mess
- that's the only way to describe the situation." Thanks
for the insight Arthur.
Anderson's quote is part of a growing hysteria on this
issue, legally expressed in the lawsuit that breathed its last
gasp yesterday. In that lawsuit, Florida legislators accused
the Democratic National Committee of "wholesale disen-
franchisement" of Florida Democrats.
That statement was ridiculous, and the DNC was abso-
lutely right to ignore the lawsuit altogether.
The only remotely compelling charge of the suit was
that a RepubliCan-controlled Florida legislature plotted -
to get the Democratic primary nullified by moving it for-
ward, which would have been serious foul play.
Of course, the accusation remains compelling only if
it was not examined. Our State House of Representatives
passed the bill to move the primary unanimously, which
does not lend itself to the Republican-conniving claim,
unless they threatened to stuff the Democrats into their
lockers if they did not go along. Pending that revelation,
it is clear that the push to move Florida's primary up was
bipartisan.
Some have argued that the legislature should not have
the right to make such decisions, but that argument basi-
cally says: My elected representatives can only represent
me on the issues where they agree with me. If you don't
see anything wrong with that, I encourage you to vote this
November.


Speaking in strictly legal terms,
our state government thought it
I pa w would be a good idea to set the
tone of the races by being one of
the first primaries, and they got
burnt.
A revote was not economically
Gerald Liles viable, not to mention a question-
letters@alligator.org able improvisation on the DNC's
rules.
To put it bluntly, the people
we elected to make big decisions for us screwed up, and
Florida's Democrats have to suffer for- it. What can be
learned from this?
I cannot overstate this: We have to.learn that every
right has a corresponding duty. And when that duty is
ignored, the right does not last long.
In this case, the right of Florida Democrats was to par-
ticipate with the rest of their party members throughout
the country in selecting their candidate.The correspond-
ing duty, an infinitely reasonable one, was to follow the
rules of their party. This did not come out of nowhere.
The DNC stripped Florida of its delegates way back in
August of last year. They even gave a 30-day grace period
before enforcing the decision.
That was when Democratic duty called in a loud and
clear voice, but went unanswered. The Florida Capitol
should have been swamped with indignant calls, but I
suspect its secretaries had average weeks.
Who would have thought six months ago that Florida
would be irrelevant to the selection of the Democratic can-
didate? But that is now the ugly reality.
To borrow from the British again, may that fact serve to
kick all Floridians in the butt long before the general elec-
tion in November if we want our votes to count.
Gerald Liles is a history and religion senior. His column
appears on Tuesdays.


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


Reader response
Today's question: Do you plan
to attend Bob Saget's UF
performance?


Monday's question: Do you think
Florida should hold a re-vote for
the Democratic primary election?


Vote or post a message at www.alligator.org


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TUESDAY, MARCH 18, 2008 N ALLIGATOR, 7


Guest Column

New Russian president is not a puppet for Putin's agenda


Vladimir Putin, named "Person of the
Year" by Time magazine and the man
who changed Western nations' percep-
tions about his home country, is no longer the
president of the Russian Federation.
Putin's successor, Dmitry Medvedev, has
been chosen to be the most powerful man in
Russia. Western media are overwhelmed with
phrases like, "Putin's puppet," "Putin's heir"
and "anointed successor."
But is he truly a puppet of Putin, whose
democracy was hugely criticized among
Western nations? It doesn't take much time
to realize that although he is a good friend of
Putin, he is not a puppet by any means.


Medvedev and Putin worked closely for
more than 16 years and helped each other
over years of uncertainty to become who they
are now.Medvedev came to Moscow when
Putin called him to manage his presidential
campaign in 2000, and later he served as a
top Kremlin aide. In 2005, he became a deputy
prime minister primarily working on domes-
tic problems.
He is a lawyer who headed Russia's energy
giant Gazprom, from 2002 until 2008 when he
stepped down to become president.
The two friends realized what the people of
Russia have been seeking since the destruction
of the Soviet Union stability.


Mark Eight years under
Putin's rule have
Bondarenko shown the rest of the
Speaking Out world that Russia
doesn't need a lot of
time to pay off its multibillion-dollar interna-
tional debt and to have an economy with 7
percent to 8 percent annual growth.
Despite the proposal to keep his presidency
for a third term, Putin said that he would abide
by the constitution and leave office.
The new president, Medvedev, is not like
Putin. He is not a former'KGB officer, but a
lawyer with a Ph.D. in private law who never
served in the Russian army nor any other mili-


tary-related field.
Today's Russia- is not as hungry for
"American democracy" as it was in 1991,
when oligarchs weakened the country and
destroyed the pride of many Russian citizens.
Putin gave millions of Russian people
stability and the ability to do what they want
instead of doing something to survive.
Of course Medvedev is going to keep the
same political strategy as Putin outlined in his
eight-year term. He doesn't have to be Putin's
puppet because he has the same vision about
the future of Russia.
Mark Bondarenko is a journalism junior from
Russia.


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Saget to perform at UF


* ACCENT WILL PAY $55,000
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By ILEANA MORALES
Alligator Writer
imorales@alligator.org
"Full House" dad Danny Tanner is
coming to UF, but his visit will be for
"mature audiences only."
Bob Saget will perform a stand-up
comedy show on March 26, which
is free to the public and funded by
Student Government Productions and
Accent Student Government's speak-
ers bureau.
Steven Blank, Accent chairman,
said he expects a full house for Saget
and opening-act comedian Anthony
Jeselnik, who was featured on Comedy
Central and "Late Night with Conan
O'Brien."
Blank said Accent and SGP paid
about $55,000 for both comedians'


performances, and he expects students
to "flock" to the O'Connell Center for
Saget.
"He's just someone so many of us
grew up with, and now that we've
grown up and are in college, we get to
see a different side.of
him," Blank said.
He said he expects
Saget to poke fun at
his past TV roles on
"Full House" and
"America's Funniest
Home Videos."
Saget Most of Accent's
events are "family
friendly," but this one is not, he added.
Saget is known to offer humor aimed at
"mature audiences." He said attendees
could enter the non-ticketed event on a
first-come, first-serve basis. Doors open
at 7 p.m. for the 8 p.m. show.
"It's going to be the show of the
year," Blank said.


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education commissioner would balance
the Cabinet, which currently consists
of four members: Gov. Charlie Crist,
Florida's attorney general, the chief fi-
nancial officer and the commissioner of
agriculture.
An education commissioner currently
exists, but he is appointed by Crist and
does not serve on the Cabinet.
The House's Schools and Learning
Council also voted in favor of the pro-
posal March 7.
Pickens said an education system run
by elected officials would be less politi-
cized than the current one.
Currently, the governor appoints 14
Board of Governors members, and three
are elected. The proposal would de-
crease the appointed members to five.
If passed, the resolution would also
answer the question of who has author-
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lawsuit between the Legislature and the
Board of Governors.
Former U.S. Sen. Bob Graham filed
suit against the Legislature in July 2007,
arguing that the Board of Governors
- not the Legislature had power over


Florida's public universities, including
power to set tuition.
Senate President Ken Pruitt, R-Port
St. Lucie, and House Speaker Marco
Rubio, R-Miami, are the defendants.
"It'll wipe out the current Board
of Governors and establish a
new board that appears to have
less control managing resources
system-wide."
Bill Edmonds
Board of Governors spokesman

Bill Edmonds, Board of Governors
spokesman, said he hoped the
Legislature would not rush any deci-
sions on the newest resolution so that
voters could share their views.
More than 60 percent of Florida citi-
zens voted in favor of establishing the
board in 2002, Edmonds added.
"If a majority of voters change their
minds, then a lot changes," he said. "It'll
wipe out the current Board of Governors
and establish a new board that appears
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Students skip beach to help others during break


B STUDENTS TRAVEL TO
CENTRAL, SOUTH AMERICA.

By RACHEL ARROYO
Alligator Writer

Laying in the sand with a
Corona in hand is the essence of
Spring Break for some students.
Most keep the anticipated week
of freedom to themselves, but
some students travel nationally.
and abroad to address social issues
through community service.
Gloria Tavera painted an HIV
awareness mural with children in
Belize.
Nina Dawson built stoves for
Mayan families in Guatemala.
Alex Handfinger served meals
at an Atlanta homeless shelter.
Florida Alternative Breaks, a UF
organization, sent Tavera, Dawson,
Handfinger and other students on
trips to perform community ser-
vice projects that tackle issues such
as HIV and homelessness.
Tavera, a third-year neurobiol-
ogy and political science student,
was the site leader for the Belize-
bound group.
She said Belize has the highest
rate of HIV infection in Central
Am erica, creating a need for rais-
ing prevention and treatment
awareness. There were an estimat-
ed 3,600 people living with HIV or
AIDS in Belize in 2003, according
to the CIA World Factbook.
Jamie Runyons, a UF sopho-
more, was one of the participants
who worked alongside Tavera
passing out condoms and paint-
ing an awareness mural at a local
elementary school.
"It's amazing to think that we
could help save lives through the
education, part of what we have
done by just putting a mural on a
wall," Runyons said.
But even San Ignacio locals
were puzzled by the college
students' choice to give up their
Spring Break to work on projects
like informing Catholic schools


about the importance of teaching
HIV prevention, Tavera said.
Tavera and Runyon agreed that
while the trip was challenging, the
rewards were much greater than
anything they could get lying on a
beach in Cancun.
"As a Florida Alternative
Breaks participant or site leader,
you get to think outside of the
box and outside of your world,
which makes you a better person,"
Tavera said.
While their seven days of work
kept them busy, participants did
get a free day, which they spent
touring Mayan ruins, spelunking
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misty rainforests.
Across the border in Guatemala,
another group was busy as-
sembling stoves for families in a
Mayan community.
Jeremy Grossman, third-year
English student and
Student Guatemala trip site
Life leader, was struck by
the respiratory prob-
lems some Mayans face due to
the effects of cooking fires used in
absence of a stove.
Interacting with the locals was
Dawson's favorite part of the trip.
Her most memorable experience
was teaching a group of Mayan
children how to play "duck, duck,


goose.
As they drove away from
the Mayan village, tears filled
Dawson's eyes when she saw the
children giggling as they chased
each other.
Being exposed to poverty in
an underdeveloped country for
the first time was the biggest eye-
opener for Dawson.
"It definitely made me realize
how American L am," Dawson
said.
"Seeing it with your own eyes
was like a slap in the face, because
we're so spoiled here."
However, it didn't take an inter-
national trip for some participants


to get a glimpse at poverty.
Under the direction of site
leader Handfinger, a group of 14
traveled to Atlanta to renovate
buildings and serve meals at
homeless shelters.
Besides getting satisfaction
out of helping those in need,
Handfinger, who spent last Spring
Break in New Orleans rebuild-
ing communities destroyed by
Hurricane Katrina, said he enjoys
the trips because he returns to UF
with new friends.
"Obviously, just sharing these
powerful experiences with all of
these people, there's no way you
won't get close to them," he said.


Photo courtesy of Gloria Tavi
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breaks ground
The
University of
Florida recently
officially broke
ground on
the Pathogens
Research Facility,
- J. Glenn Morris a state-of-the-art
laboratory that will serve as home to
UF's Emerging Pathogens Institute.
This new building is the physical
manifestation of an initiative President
Bernie Machen began pursuing about
two years ago, but which has roots in
the university that go much deeper.
UF has a long history of research
in many disciplines that we now
collectively call emerging pathogens.
For example, IFAS' Florida Medical
Entomology Laboratory in Vero Beach
is one of the world's leading mosquito
research centers. Dr. Fred Southwick,
chief of infectious diseases in the Col-
lege of Medicine, is an international
expert on anthrax. And Dr. Cynda
Crawford and her colleagues in the
College of Veterinary Medicine are
often the first to spot new diseases in
animals.
With its warm climate, huge num-
ber of visitors and intense trade with
South America, Florida is probably
more susceptible to new diseases than
any other state in the country.
Rather than just waiting for these
new threats to arrive, the UF Emerg-
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anticipate their arrival, take preventa-
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treatments.
J. Glenn Morris

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Online MBA Program is ranked No. 1


A UF student reviews the online MBA program from the comfort of home.


The Economist magazine has ranked the
University of Florida's MBA Program at the
Hough Graduate School of Business No. 1
in the world.
The survey was the first to review
distance-learning MBA programs, and
was conducted by the Economist Intel-
ligence Unit (EIU). EIU's criteria included
program content, quality of students and
distance-learning elements, which incorpo-
rate standards like a sense of connection to
the school.
"We're proud of the level of camaraderie
and collegiality in these programs. Students
work together online, are interacting con-
standy in teams, and are fully invested in
working with their colleagues through this
program," said Alexander Sevilla, assistant
dean and director of UF's Hough Graduate
School of Business.
"Through this program, lectures are
documented on a DVD, broadcast as
podcasts and saved to students' iTouch
(which they receive as part of the program).
Students get a MBA library of content that



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has value throughout their MBA program
and career," Sevilla said.-
The program was created in 1999, with
an initial graduating class of 24 students.
Today, the Internet MBA draws the same
ratio of applicants as the traditional MBA,


3-to-1, and has a graduation rate of 99
percent. This year's one- and two-year
online MBA programs are both filled to
maximum capacity, 65 and 59 students
respectively, and a number of qualified
applicants were turned away.
Sevilla attributes the programs suc-
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weekend a semester at campus with
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day meeting new professors and class-
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The program's combination of
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rie affords students the opportunity to
work and interact with other business
professionals regardless of corporate or
geographic boundaries. In doing so, the
students and the university gain a vast
network of alumni contacts throughout
the world.
"We have nine different MBA pro-
grams, but each yields the same result...
every program requires the same amount
of rigor to earn a University of Florida
degree," Sevilla said.
By Kimberly Cruts i


Swing dancers stomp at The Swamp
More than 170 dancers from Gainesville things," said Florida Swing Club president
and across the country spun into town for Mika Turim-Nygren.
"Stompin' at The Swamp," Feb. 29- March The weekend also featured more than
2. The weekend's workshops, lessons and nine hours of lessons and workshops taught
dances had the theme of "Leaping through by guest dancers Michael Gamble and Jaya
Time." Dorf ofAsheville, N.C. I
The 21 hours of dances featured a wide Student Government provided half of /
variety of music. the funding for the event, while registra-
"A lot of dancers aren't used to listen- tion fees and fundraising covered the rest.
ing to '20s music and 'future' music, or "The most gratifying part for me was
dancing to it for that matter, so I think looking around and seeing that everyone
the theme forced a lot of people to dance was having a good time," said Turim-
outside their comfort zone and learn new Nygren.
By Kimberly Cruts


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7:30 p.m. Reserved seating $30 $50. Visit the
Phillips Center Box Office or call 352-392-ARTS
(2787) for tickets.
March 19
UF Choral Department presents UF Men's
Glee Club.& Women's Chorale Spring Concert.
University Auditorium, 7:30 p.m. Admission fee
and open to the public. Call 352-392-0207 for
more information.
March 20
Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies
presents "The Mirror" film screening. Florida


Gym, 6:15 p.m. Free and open to the public.
Call 352-392-2101 ext. 205 for information.
March 21
The Harn Museum of Art presents Visiting
Artist Lecture: Steve Kurtz and Steve Barnes.
Ham Museum of Art, 5 p.m. Free and open to
the public. Call 352-392-9826 for more informa-
tion.
March 22
UF Choral Department presents "Verdi
Requiem: University Choirs Concert." Phillips
Center, 7:30 p.m. Call 352-392-0207 for more
information.


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TUESDAY, MARCH 18, 2008 U ALLIGATOR, ADVERTISEMENT, 11

Note This ____________


UF researchers go high-tech to fight invasive plants


Jim Cuda is a matchmaker, but he
doesn't help lonely hearts find love. He
finds organisms to fight invasive plants
running amok in Florida.
An associate professor of entomology,
Cuda is one of several scientists with UF's
Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
who researches insects and pathogens that
keep the pest plants in check on their home
turf.
After conducting overseas field studies
and extensive laboratory research to prove
these organisms are host-specific, the natu-
ral enemies are released with government
approval, to provide long-term control of
the target plant species.
The practice is called classical biological
weed control. Though it's been around for
decades, genetic analysis has added a new
dimension.
"Without the technology to do genetic
matching, you're just guessing, basically,"
Cuda says.
Here's why-natural enemies may be
highly adapted to a plant, even adapted to
minor genetic variations found only in a
particular area. Over time, enemies develop
their own genetic variations to "match" the
host plant, he said.



Management professors
chosen as editors
Jason Colquitt and Jeffery LePine, both
full professors in the Warrington College
of Business Administration's department of
Management, were selected as the associ-
ate editors of two of the leading journals in
management research.
I Colquitt was selected as an associate
editor of Academy of Managemerit'Journal.
LePine accepted the position of associ-
ate editor for Academy of Management
Review. I


Faculty members named
Sloan Research Fellows
The Alfred P Sloan Foundation has
announced that two University of Florida
scientists have been named Alfred P. Sloan
Research Fellows among 116 of their
national peers.
Christopher Jermaine and Ivan K. Furic
have been conducting research at the fron-
tiers of physics and computer science with
the University of Florida and have received
$50,000 grants for a two-year period.

March 24
George Smathers Libraries and Asian Studies
presents "The Only Woman in the Room: Cre-
ating Japan's Modern Constitution." Turlington
Hall, 6 p.m. Free and open to the public. Call
352-392-2464 for more information.
March 26
UFPA presents "The Eroica Effect," Andrew
Manze conducting the Helsingborg Symphony
Orchestra. Phillips Center, 7:30 p.m. Reserved
seating $20 $40. Visit the Phillips Center Box
Office or call 352-392-ARTS (2787) for tickets.


So a moth that devastates
Brazilian peppertree in one
place may have much less
effect 500 miles away, because
the genetic variations don't
match as well.
Genetic analysis lets re-
searchers examine a pest plant
found in Florida and work
backward to pinpoint where
it originated.
Then researchers travel to
the plant's native range and
collect natural enemies. At
the laboratory, they examine
the performance of the natu-


ral enemies on plants with
the genetic variations found
in Florida, to determine which enemies
perform best.
It's not easy, and complications abound,
Cuda said. For example, some invasive
plants were introduced to Florida multiple
times, meaning there are multiple genetic
variations to identify.
Politics can make it difficult for re-
searchers to visit some foreign countries,
or export natural enemies, but the effort is
still worthwhile.


Christopher Jermaine


Ivan Furic


The Sloan Research Fellowships have
been awarded since 1955, initially in only
three scientific fields: physics, chemistry
and mathematics. Since 1955, 35 Sloan
Research Fellows have gone on to win the
Nobel Prize in their fields.


Professor wins Clyde
Ferguson Award
University of Florida Law Profes-
sor Berta E. Hernindez-Truyol has been.
awarded the 16th annual Clyde Ferguson
Award from the Minority Law Section of
the Association of American Law Schools
(AALS). The honor is named for one of the

March 27
Florida Museum of Natural History presents
Museum Nights. Florida Museum of Natural
History 5- 9 p.m. Free and open to the public.
Call 352-846-2000 for more information.
March 28
Dance Alive presents "Ballet Spectacular."
Phillips Center, 7:30 p.m. Reserved seat-
ing $15-30 $12, children and students $20,
seniors. Visit the Phillips Center Box Office or
call 352-392-ARTS (2787) for tickets,


Jim Cuda, associate professor of entomology, holds wee-
vils that may be useful in controlling Brazilian pepper-
tree, one of Florida's most troublesome invasive plants.


Recent success stories from UF include
the identification of several beetles and a
virus that can control tropical soda apple,
which takes over pastureland.
IFAS researchers are investigating clas-
sical biological control to manage insect
pests, too. One important project is aimed
at the Asian citrus psyllid, the insect that
spreads bacteria responsible for citrus
greening, the most serious disease facing
Florida's citrus industry.
By Tom Nordlie



first African-American tenured professors at
Harvard Law School.
Hern;ndez-Truyol is one of the found-
ers of the Latino Critical (LatCrit) Theory
movement and is widely published. She
also is co-author of a forthcoming book
on trade and human rights, which will be
published later this year.
She is the second UF law professor to
win the award in recent years. Kenneth
Nunn was honored with the distinction
in 2001.


Business undergraduates
earn first place
Four Warrington College of Business
Administration students earned first place
at the 18th Annual Undergraduate Market-
ing Case Challenge. Sarah Anassori, Mat-
thew Kuhl, Sashi Mylavarapu and Cath-
erine Nguyen devised ways to strengthen
Alltels future response to natural disasters.
AlItel's chief marketing officer commented
that he was particularly impressed with
the integrity of the team's solution and the
poise they exhibited.

March 29
UFPA presents
"Jigu! Thun-
.der Drums of
China." Phillips
Center, 7:30 p.m.
Reserved seat-
q ing $20 $35.
Visit the Phillips
Center Box
S Office or call
352-392-ARTS
(2787) for
tickets.


March is National
Nutrition Month
Garor\Vell and Healthy Gators 2010
are teaming up this month to promote
National Nutrition Month. This year's
theme, "Nutrition: It's a Marter of Fact,"
focuses on the importance of portion
sizes, as well as incorporating fruits and
vegetables into a balanced diet.
For more information, visit
www.bealthygators.hhp.ufl.edu/
nutritionmonth.shtml.

Herpetology Conference
is approaching
The Florida Museum of Natural His-
tory will host the 31st annual Herpetol-
ogy Conference on March 29-30.
For more information about the
conference, visit www.flmnh.ufl.edull//
herpetology/herpsconference/afhc.
htm or e-mail apitt@url.edu.

Journal submissions
deadline is May 1
The Universiry of Florida Journal of
Undergraduate Research is seeking sub-
missions for its 2008-2009 publication
year. The deadline is May 1. Submission
guidelines and writing tips can be found
at www.clas.ufl.edu/jur/submissions.
html.
For additional information. contact the
editor, Creed Greer, at cgreer@ufl.edu.

Sales benefit shelter


Allison Montague, aWtAKness


T-shirts, with sales benefirring the
UF College of Veterinary Medicine's
shelter program, may be purchased at
www.aWEARness-dothing.com. An
article in the Jan. 29 edition of Inside
UF referenced the clothing sales.






InsidcUF
Send submissions for publication
consideration at least two weeks in
advance to insideuf@ufl.edu.

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PC Lab, Gated, All Amenities, Pt Friendly
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FORGET THE DORM!
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4-23-72-1

"Live in the Moment"
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1, 2, 3, 4BR Apts.
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Don't Be The Only One Out!
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2/2 & 4/4's starting @ just $529
All inclusive, PC lab, Tan, Soccer field
3 Buses & RM Match! Going Fast!
352-271-3131
4-23-72-1

Roll Out of Bed & Into Class
$469 $499 Gets you all this!
Fully Furnished, Free Ethernet, Free Cable
w/HBO, FREE UTILITIES, W/D,
*Zoommate match. 379-9300
4-23-72-1

Let's Face It
Size Does Matter!
Huge Floor plans
Huge Parties
Huge Savings
Lexington Crossing...Don't Miss Out!
352-373-9009
4-23-72-1

Roommate wanted-Beautiful Mill Pond
Condo 2/2 furnished. minutes from UF bus
stop right in front to UF., no smoking! $600
month, 441 NW48 Blvd, directly across from
Gainesville Health and Fitness. If interested
call Ashley at 305-323-9742. 1-20-7-1


For Rent
furnished

Two block to UF. Furn room in 4BR condo.
Rent includes all utilities, internet, cable TV,
pool, laundry, TV & microwave. Very nice.
$395 378-4626 3-31-08-61-1

2BLKS to UF-$360/Mo
4Br-$360/Rm Museum Rd-cable, internet,
water incil Move in now or fall. 281-3551.
4-23-72-1

Female roommate, own bed/bath, furnished,
new apple, 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
4-9-60-1
NEW OXFORD TERRACE II CONDO, 3
blocks from campus, 2BR/2BA of 4BR/4BA
condo, furn. W/D, cable/internet, 1 year
lease, $550/mo + util (954)937-8080 3-
19-08-16-1
1st floor Condo @ Univ Terrace West on
SW 34th Street on bus route near UF 4
bedroom/4 bath, washer, dryer, carpet, TV,
etc $350 pp plus utilities, 1 year lease Aug
15, 2008 -Aug 14,2009 352-586-6468 3-
21-08-10-1

Room for rent $450/mo
near SFCC & Oaks Mall & 1-75. All utilities
included. 786-325-7941 or 258-0277 3-28-
08-13-1

Walk to Campus!
Fully furn bdrm in 4 bdrm condo. Utlil, pool,
cable, intrnet incld. Starts @ $400. 904-859-
7524 4-10-08-10-1
AMAZING all-inclusive discounted summer
sublease! $455/month for everything you
ever wanted! comes w/ own bedroom & bath,
nice furniture, huge tv, utilities, w/d, internet,
pools, cable, doorstep bus pickup, cool
roomies, and more! call Jennie 3053360703
3-21-5-1

For Rent
unfurnished

QUIET, CLEAN, LOTS of GREEN SPACE.
Rustic 1BR apt. $375/mo.
@1BR cottage $435/mo. Call 378-9220 or
mobile 213-3901. 4-23-72-2
2 BLOCKS TO UF! WOOD FLOORS!
1 and 2 bedrooms for Fall 2008
As low as $535/person
We love pets!
Open late! 371-7777
4-23-72-2


a ,l. For Rent
unfurnished


*LYONS SPECIAL*
$199 1st month's rent 377-8797
4-23-08-72-2


MOVE IN TODAY OR AUGUST!
1 BR Available Now!
1's, 2's, 3's For Fall!
HUGE Floorplans! Great Rates!
Bike to UF 335-7275
4-23-08-72-2


Be Unique Have Options!
Studios*1/1*2/2*3/3 Townhomes
Make your apartment yours 57 floorplans!
Wood floors*Fireplaces*Reserved Parking
Why be ordinary? 338-0002
4-23-72-2

Apartments off SW 20th Ave. Close to
shopping, bus line and a few miles from UF.
Price range $435 to $550. Includes water,
sewer, garbage and pest control. Sorry no
pets allowed. Call 335-7066 Mon-Fri. 4-
23-08-72-2

WELCOME HOME!
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.
Wood floors. With Parking. By Private Owner.
538-2181 Iv message 4-23-08-72-2

Home Sweet Home
Huge 3 BR open NOW!
Alarm, patio, D/W, tennis, pool
Call today! 352-376-4002
4-23-72-2

Deluxe, large one or two bedroom, 60 second
walk to UF. Wood firs, washer dryer included,
fireplace, patio deck. Can furnish. Short term
available. Private Owner. $595-up. 352-538-
2181. Lv msg 4-23-08-72-2

*SLEEP IN*
*GET TO CLASS ON TIME*
Close to UFI!!
Luxury 1/1,2/2 flats & 3/3 TH
FREE cable HBO/Show & Tanning
Gated *Alarms Pet Friendly
Oxford Manor, 377-2777
4-23-72-2


For Rent
unfurnished

** ELLIE'S HOUSES **
Quality single family homes. Walk or bike to
UF. www.ellieshouses.com 352-215-4991 or
352-215-4990 12-6-71-2,

APTS ACROSS FROM UF
Available FALL 2008
Rooms, Studios and 1/1s
From only $589 per month
371-0769 Collegeparkuf.com
4-23-72-2

A SWEET DEAL
on our Luxury 1/1, 2/2 & 3/3 townhomes
FREE cable w/HBO & Showtime
All Amenities plus FREE Tanning
Gated*Alarm*Pet Friendly 335-4455
www.thelaurelsuf.Com
4-23-08-72-2

A Place to Call Homel
HUGE 1, 2, & 3 BRSI
Pet Friendly*FREE Parking @ UF
Pool*Gym*Clubhouse
373-1111 www.spanishtrace.org
4-23-72-2

Up your Game! Live large!
Stunning 2/2 & 3/3 twn hms
Garages avail. Prvt Dog Park,
Tanning bed, Bus stop, Sauna
352-377-2801
4-23-72-2

BIVENS COVE Leasing for Fall & NOW!
1BR-$729, 2BR-$453/person,
3BR-$385/person, 4BR-$395/person
FREE TANNING! TWO POOLS
W/D in select units. 376-2507
4-23-08-72-2

Knock Knock, Whose there?
1,2&3 Beds From $367/bed
One Month Free Move Now
Cable*Full W/D*Tanning*Pool
We love pets! Call Now: 372-8100
4-23-72-2

The Boardwalk-Leasing for Fall & Now!
1BR-$709, 2BR-$425/person,
3BR-$335/person
W/D in select units. FREE Tanning!
377-7401
4-23-72-2

FREE RENT!!
1, 2 & 4 bed for imm. or fall,
FREE Alarm*FREE UF Parking
Pets Welcome
Close to everything!
Call for specials 332-7401
4-23-72-2


For Rent.
unfurnished


STUDIO APT
60 sec walk to UF. Short term avail. 1 or 2
rooms $425 & up. Call 352-538-2181 4-23-
08-72-2

Biggest Town homes in Titletown!
1600 + SQF of awesomeness!
Garages/ 10ft ceilings/ Gated
Best kept secret in Gville- For Fall!
Must see to believe, 372-0400
4-23-72-2

Live at a Legend!
The Polos of Gainesville
Leasing for fall & immediate!
Spacious 1, 2 & 3 bedrooms. W/D in EVERY
unit, 3 pools, large 24 hour gym, computer
lab with free printing, tanning and more!
Minutes from UF, shopping and Shands. On
all major bus routes. Pets welcome. Call now
forspecials: 335-7656, www.thepolosuf.com
4-23-72-2

Move In Today!
'1/1's starting at $529
2/1's for fall $410/person
Quiet, pet-loving community
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4-23-72-2

Affordable Luxury?l Yes It's Truel
All Inclusive 3's and 4's.
Roommate Matching Available
FREE Cable, Tanning, Alarms, W/D
FREE 24 hr Fitness Center.
Furniture, Utility and Internet Packages!
HUGE Luxury 2/2.5 Townhomes
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Convenient Bus Route! 2 Miles to UF
4-23-72-2

AS BIG AS A HOUSE!
Huge 4BR TH W/D inc.
FREE UF Parking*FREE Gym
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BIG AND CHEAP
2/1.5 apt 1100 sq ft $675
3/2 apt 1300 sq ft $750
1800 NW 4th St. Over 20 houses also
available 373-4423 www.maximumre.com
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The Perfect Location at the Best Pricel
Live in Downtown Luxury for FallI
Two and Three Bedroom Townhomes
Washer/Dryers*Patios*We Love Petsl
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4-23-72-2

MUSEUM WALK
Gainesville's Best Kept Secret
Leasing for Fall & NOW!
Luxury 2/2 TH & 3/3 Flats
FREE Cable, FREE Tanning, FREE Alarms
Walk to UF *379-WALK
4-23-72-2

MOVE-IN TODAY
All inclusive studios from $575
1brs from $619, 2brs from $790
Walk to class, free parking!
Pets Welcome! 352-372-7111
4-23-08-72-2

YOU'VE HEARD ABOUT IT
NOW EXPERIENCE IT
Live the Condo lifestyle in one of our
1, 2, or 3 bdrm apts.
Open Sat 10-5/Sun by appt.
Windmeadows Apartments
3700 Windmeadows Apts
(behind Butler Plaza)
352-373-3558
4-23-71-2

LAKEWOOD VILLAS
NOW LEASING FOR AUGUST
Large 1,2 & 3 bdrm Floor Plans;
Furniture Packages Inc. Washer/Dryer;
Workout Rm, Tennis Court; Swimming Pool;
Sauna etc. Mon-Fri 9-6, Sat 10-3
700 SW62nd Blvd 877-781-8314
www.lakewoodvilllas.com
04-23-08-72-2

SPYGLASS *
NOW LEASING FOR AUGUST
Individual Leases: Fumiture Packages,
Incl Washer/Dryer, FREE Hispeed Internet;
Every Unit is an End Unit
Mon-Fri 9-6, Sat 10-3
701 SW 62nd Blvd 866-747-8443
www.spyglassapts.com
4-23-08-72-2


CRICKET CLUB II
NOW LEASING
Brand new 1,2, & 3 bdrm
Luxury apartments
Conveniently located near
shopping, restaurants
and SFCC. For more info. Call:
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M-F 9-6, Sat b, Sun 1-5
4-23-08-72-2

ARBOR
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ACROSS FROM UF!
All inclusive studios from $575
1 BRs from $599 Avail Fall 2008
Pets loved. Wood floors available
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4-23-08-72-2

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
www.gore-rabell.com 4-23-08-72-2

Your new home is here & waiting
Fall openings for 1,2,3, & 4 BR's
HUGE BR'so,alarm, patio, d/w, tennis, pool
Call 352-376-4002 or pinetreegardens.com
4-23-72-2

BEAUTIFULAND LUXURIOUS
Ceramic tile, maple cabinets, TV in Kitchen
Huge Scr. Porches, W/D, Walk-in Closets
Only 1.5 miles to UF
2/2's & 3/3's Starting at $500/per person
Hidden Lake 374-FUNN 4-23-72-2

**CAMPUS EDGE CONDO**
2BR/2BA walk to class/gym. Mins to Shands.
Tile floor, WD in unit. $535/room. Available
fall 239-250-6149, 239-992-2449 3-24-08-
22-2

LUXURY 2/2 STEPS TO UFI
LEASING FOR FALL 2008
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Photos & Virtual Tours for 60 apts near UF.
Studios $615+ 1 BR $659+ 2BR $829+ *
3BR $617/br+ 4BR $474/br *352-376-6223
4-23-68-2

*SUN ISLAND APTO,
O*Walk or Bike to Campuses
1-1 from $560/mo092-1 from $660/mo
www.sunisland.info*0O376-6720
4-23-58-2

** LUXURY APTS **

CLOSEST TO CLASS
2bd/2ba available for Fall
www.LookingGlassApartments.com
111 NW 16th St. #1, Call 376-1111
4-23-59-2

**$400 OFF 1st MONTH**
Sorority Row Townhomes
Luxury 2/2.5 from $635/room
Pets loved. Private balconies
372-7111 CollegeManor.org
4-23-08-58-2

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

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







3 BLOCKS to UF
1,2, & 3 Bdrms
The Nicest Luxury Apts in Gville
www.jacksonsquarecondominiums.com
Call 352-375-8256
4-23-58-2


"ONE MONTH FREE**
Private Single-story Villas
"1BR ONLY $529**
*2BR ONLY $599-
2 Pools*Pond*Laundry
Alarms Avail*Small pets ok
Move-in Today*375-1519 4-23-60-2


*2BR + BONUS ROOM*
TODAY Only $699
POOL*GYM*POND
*ONE MONTH FREE*
Move in TODAYII 376-0828 4-23-60-2


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4BR/4BA Furnished $1099
5BR/2BA Near UF $1095
3BR/2BA Duckpond $995
Ask about Move-In Specials!

30 + Properties Available!
www.BosshardtPM.com
352-371-2118 4-23-72-2

3 bedroom Across from UFI
Available fall 2008
ONLY $505 per person!
Open late and weekends
371-0769 collegeparkuf.com
4-23-08-69-2

MOVE IN TODAY!
Studios and 1/ls /
From as low as $629/person!
Open late and weekends
371-7777 collegeparkuf.com
4-23-08-69-2

SORORITY ROW APTS
Brand new luxury apts w/gourmet kitchens,
balconies & swings. Walk to UF classes & so-
rorities next year Tour today 352-376-6223.
Virtual tours: www.SororityRowApts.com.
4-23-59-2


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


MALIBU COVE APTS.
1114 SW 7th Avenue
Spacious Loft Style
Behind Norman Hall
Union Properties 352-373-7578
www.rentgainesville.com 4-23-55-2

Ready For A Change?
MOVE IN TODAY
HUGE 1 or2BR!
Pets Welcome*Low Rates
373-1111 spanishtrace.org
4-23-54-2

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-
.21-08-30-2

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
msg. 3-25-08-30-2

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

1BR & 2BR/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
www.lenoxcomer.com 3-31-32-2

COTTAGE GROVE
2, 3, 4 br. Upscale condos for rent
Sign a lease by March15th
& receive a $500 signing bonus..
Visit our website:
www.cottagegroveatgainesville.com
352-373-7959
4-23-47-2

Raise Your Standards
Why settle for less than you deserve?
FREE Utilities, FREE Cable, FREE Internet
Luxury 2s & 4s starting at just $499
RM Match & 1 Mi from UF 271-3131
4-23-47-2


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"HUMONGOUS VILLAS**
WD HU*Storage*Large Kitchen
2BR/2BA ONLY $759
3BR/2BA ONLY $864
"ONE MONTH FREE**
Near Oaks Mall & Tower Rd.
"NEWLY RENOVATED"
Move-in TODAY*333-1120 4-23-60-2

Walk to UF. May: 3bd 2bth house $1300.
2bd 2.5 bth twn house $1000. 2bd 1bth
$700. 1bd 1bth $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.
gvll32601@gmail.com or 352-870-7256. 3-
28-08-40-2

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

Haile Plantation Villa 2/2 garage
$1,100 per mo. avail. Feb. 2008
9779 SW 52 Rd. Call 305-542-4650 3-18-
08-30-2

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

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


m .For:Rent
: I unfurnished J

Creek Forest, NW lbr minutes from shop-
ping, downtown $ UF, central air/heat, back
deck, w/d hookup, includes some utilities,
$500/mo. www.edbaurmanagement.com
1731 NW6th St. 375-7104 x 113
4-23-47-2

Whispering Pines, brand new units
convenient to hospitals and vet school,
2br/2ba, fully equipped kitchen, icemaker,
washer and dryer, monitored alarm system,
$1000/mo, now renting for summer/fall
semesters, ask about our specials
www.edbaurmanagement.com
1731 NW6th St. 375-7104 x11.
4-23-47-2

Spacious*Affordable*Close to Campus
Available NOW and Fall 2008
4/2 from $420/mo & 2/1 from $509/mo
Fully furnished, Cable w/HBO included
Fitness, Pool, Volleyball, B-ball and more!
Call now, spaces limited 352-377-6700
4-23-46-2

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

AVAILABLE NOW
2BR/1BA Downtown $450/mo
3BR/2BA Townhouse w/d, 8 mo old, $1200
Gore-Rabell Real Estate
378-1387
www.gore-rabell.com
4-23-08-47-2

Action Real Estate Services
Houses to Condos
1-4 BR, Starting at $450
www.action-realtors.com
352-331-1133
4-23-08-45-2

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

Spacious and Affordable 4BR/3BA House.
Located near campus on Archer Rd across
from bus route and Best Buy. $900/mo. 352-
281-0099 3-18-15-2

Immediate Move InI Great location near
Oaks Mail! 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-
08-14-2

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 813-7.67-9536 3-18-
10-2

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

Save $$$ on PARKING & GAS. PERFECT
for Medical, Dental, Vet, Grad. Students! 2
min. walk to UF, Shands & VA. 1BR/1Bath
avail. April, $610/mo. Very clean & quiet.
COUNTRY GARDENS (352)373-4500
3-19-8-2

***Near UF***
4BR/2BA, Study Room, Washer & Dryer,
Dishwasher. Available for August 2008. 610
NW 34 Terr. Call Manny 352 317 4408
3-21-08-10-2

***Near UF***
3BR/2BA, Washer & Dryer, Family room/
Study room. Available August 2008. 929
NW 22 St. Call Manny 352 317 -4408
3-21-08-10-2

*** Walk to UF***
2BR/1BA, Washer & Dryer, 2 Cars Tenant
Permits. 204 *NW 18 ST. Call Manny 352-
317-4408 3-21-08-10-2







14, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, MARCH 18, 2008


For Rent
unfurnished

3bd 2.5bth w/large spacious Rooms.Water
and Garbage included in rent Property also
has amenities:. pool,sauna & exercise room
$9.0.0 a month for entire condo. Hurry! Call
352-219-5603 ask for Starling 3-18-08-5-2

1/1, Ridgeview, free water, next to park, on
the bus line, cent H/A, courtyard, 2 miles to
UF, convenient to shopping, no smoking/pets.
$450 S.D., $450/mo. 562-2824 3-18-08-5-2

1920'S BUNGALOW
NE 10th St. W/D hk-ups. Hardwood, fans,
large backyard, excellent condition, $900/mo
No [3ogs 373-3736 No Section 8. 4-23-
31-2

HISTORIC APARTMENTS
Available in Fall. 1-2-3 bedrooms, Hardwood
floors, fans, porches, downtown. No dogs.
1st-last-security. 373-3736 No Section 8
4-23-31-2

MILL POND CONDO
3BR/2BA, garage, across from GHFC.
$1100/mo Avail May. Call 331-6872 3-28-
08-13-2

t BLKTO UFI 1BR 1BA
Grad II Apts, Carpet,
Central H & Air, Laundry
1236 SW4th Avenue $525
Call Merrill Management Inc
352-372-1494 3-21-08-7-2

1BR 1BAApt, 3BLKS to UF!
Carpet, Central H & Air
1029 SW 3rd Avenue $525/Mo
Call Merrill Management Inc.
352-372-1494 x10 3-21-08-7-2

2BR 1BAApt Near Sam's Club
Window A/C, Nat gas ht
Terazzo Floors. $550/Mo
2901 NW 14th Street.
First, Last & Deposit required
Call Merrill Management Inc
352-372-1494 3-21-08-7-2


APTS for rent close to UF!
www.merrillmanagement.net
Merrill Management Inc.
352-372-1494 x10 3-21-08-7-2


2BR 1 BA Home off NW 6th St.
Terazo 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

POOL HOUSE
4BR/3BA, over 2000 sq ft. Nice neighbor-
hood, 1 mito UF Pool, $1500/mo.. 376-6183
3-18-08-4-2

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-
08-15-2

House on Suwannee River with clear
spring in back yard; 3 bd, 2 ba, CHA, WD
Hokups,all appliances furnished,large
yard, double lot, trees, quiet, 5 mi north of
Bell, Fl on 129. (352) 376 0080/284 3873
4-3-08-15-2

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
4-3-08-15-2

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 moritae@yahoo.com
4-10-20-2


For Rent
a ll| unfurnished

4Bedroom/4Bath Condo near campus and
on bus route. Screen porch, washer, dryer,
furnished living room and dining room. Lots
of parking. Pool, basketball courts, club-
house. Countryside at University. Includes all
utilities, cable and high speed internet. Plus,
available security system.Avail. 8/1 thru 7/30.
$450/month. No pets 904 571-0860
3-28-10-2

STUDIOS FOR $515/MO
PLUS FIRST MONTH FREE!
Located behind Butler Plaza. Call 352-377-
2596 www.gremco.com 3-31-08-11-2

HOUSES STEPS FROM UF!
W/D, HUGE PORCH, MUST SEE!
5BR/3BA House $599/room
3BR/2BA Penthouse $730/room
Avail FALL 08! 372-7111
4-23-08-28-2 *

TOP QUALITY, GREAT LOCATIONS
Upscale 1 and 2BR apts. One block to cam-
pus on north and east side. Year lease begin-
ning summer or fall. No pets.
K&M Properties 372-1509 3-31-08-11-2

3BR/2BA, 1950 sq.ft. house for rent. CLOSE
TO CAMPUS. Wood floors, large yard, ga-
rage. Available August 1st. $1275/month.
3936 SW 3rd Ave. Call 352.359.1270 4-
23-28-2

**NEAR UF**
5BR/3BA, Family room, W/D, dishwasher.
630 NW 36th Street. $1800/mo. Call Manny
352-317-4408 3-21-08-5-2

***10 BLOCKS TO UF***
Quaint 1BR/1BA apts in historic Victorian
house. High ceilings w/fans, wood floors,
large rms, screened porches, AC/heat. Pets
ok. Avail Aug 1st. $550/mo 352-376-2184
3-31-08-10-2



a |l Subleases


DON'T WAIT

TO PLACE

YOUR

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

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


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


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

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-
306-6871 4-4-08-30-3

SUMMER SUBLEASE- 1/1 in 2/2@ Museum
Walk. Huge apartment, fully furnished, W/D,
dishwasher. Quiet neighborhood. $550/mo
inc. all utilities. Female only, please. Call
Brianna (727)492-0577. 3-20-16-3

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
3-20-08-15-3


a ll Subleases


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

Luxury 1/1 in a 1/1 The Estates. No room-
mates! Fully furnished, W/D, cable, utilities,
Internet incld. Gym, B-ball, 3 pools, gated.
Bus 20, 21. 5 min to campus! Aval. May-Aug
$695 Call (954) 478-9599 3-21-08-8-3

March-July sublease. MARCH FREE! 1BR-
1BA Towne Parc Apt. $615/mo. Walk-in
closet, Pool, Gym, W/D, Close to Campus,
Bus Stop, B-ball & tennis court. Call Brittany
@ 3057854128 or britt87@ufl.edu. 3-18-
08-5-3

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
Private bedroom/bath
Many Amenities $530 OBO
Call Mike at 813-841-9851 3-18-08-5-3

2BR/2BA @ Rocky Point avail summer A or
until July 31st. Partially furnished if desired.
$325/mo/rm/OBO + utils. On bus route 34 &
35. Pool & on site laundry. Call 305-773-3761
or 786-253-6798 3-18-08-5-3

CABANA BEACH Summer Sublease! 1BR/
1 BA, individual lease, W/D, poolside, walk-in
closet, utils. incl., $50 off orig. rate $490/mth!
May 1 Aug. 10 (3 mths pay), call 813-
361-6422 / email intaminagl@gmail.com
3-19-5-3

SUMMER SUBLEASE -- 2 Blocks from UF!!!
Spacious 1BR studio style living at $450/mo
Call (850) 264-7431 or you can email me at:
stevenvanlandingham@gmail.com
920 SW Depot Ave. Available May 1st. 4-
1-08-14-3

Sublease atThe Gardens on tower road. 1 BD/
1BA. $660/mo. NO MOVE IN COST. 750 sq
ft. Very clean, very quiet. Pool/tennis/laundry/
balcony/pets. Some furn for sale. April 1st.
284-1806. CVermeulen@naylor.com 3-19-
08-5-3

1Bd/1 Ba-Pinetree Gardens-$630.
Complex located off of 20th Ave.
Has everything you need.
Looking for someone to lease in
April or ASAP.Call:4073256855 3-20-08-4-3

SUMMER SUBLEASE 3 rooms available in
a 3/3 apt in Tivoli Apts -1.5 mi from campus.
Washer/Dryer and dishwasher, plus gym,
pool tennis and bball courts. Avail May-July.
$325/month+util obo. Call 941-380-1783
3-28-10-3

BEST SUBLEASE DEAL!
1br in 4/2 avail, at Royal Village. 7 min from
class, fully furnished, pool, gym, utilities
included, only $460/month but negotiable.
(727)698-5242. 3-21-5-3

OXFORD MANOR
Male Roomate Perfered
$450, Everything Included,
Furnished or Unfurnished
Please call Bridgette at (305)479-9579
3-28-10-3


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


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


al| Roommates


$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

ENJOY A ROMANTIC OLD HOUSE
Near library downtown. $285-$370/rm + utils.
Short term. No pets. No smoking. 378-1304
3-28-19-4

Large furnished room, private bath NW Gvlle
house incl all utils + hi spd. $475/mo Male
preferred. Call Mike 352-372-7387 3-21-
10-4 <

Roommate Needed NOW!!
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.
3-31-08-14-4

Quiet Haile Plantation male/female non-
smoker 2br/2bath garage & patio furnished
or non washer/dryer $600 + 1/2 utilities
(352)327-2432 3-19-08-5-4

FEMALE ROOMMATE NEEDED FOR 4BE/
4BA CLEAN & QUIET FULLY FURNISHED
CONDO.$430 RENT ALL UTILITIES
INCLUDED. CALL DORY (954)816-1468.
3-20-5-4

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

Female Roomate wanted for condo in
Rockwood Villas 3bdrm/3bath. $475 a mo.
includes everything. Call Jerry at 407-403:
0656 for more details. 3-31-10-4


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Sell your house, condo,. acreage, mobile
home and much more in the ALLIGATOR
CLASSIFIEDS! Reach thousands of pos-
sible buyers! Mastercard and Visa accepted
over the phone, by fax, e-mail or CHECK
OUT PLACING YOUR AD ONLINE AT
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New 2, 3, & 4BR Upscale Condos
with unique Architectural detailing. Starting at
$215,000 Opening August 2008. 352-373-
7959 www.cottagegroveatgainesville.com
4-23-08-72-5


Walk to UF and Stadium from Luxurious
Jackson Square Condominiums
Built to last a lifetime. Prices starting at
$220s. Call 352-870-9453
4-23-58-5

LOCATION! -3/2 townhouse 1.400 sqf with
many upgrades and big size backyard.
The lowest HOA $60. Tile and wood floors
everywhere. New paint, newer roof-sidings.
included all appliances. 352-328-9117 3-
20-14-5

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
www.exitgainesville.com 352-262-2621
Jay Jolicoeur Exit Realty Producers 3-27-
15-5

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

4BR/4BA LUXURY CONDO
NR SORORITY ROW-BLTAUG 05
$275K INCLALLAPPL
AVAILABLE SUMMER 2008
ELEV ON PREMISE-904-838-7581 3-11-
10-5

MELROSE LAKE HOME 3BR/2BA home,
lighted deck w/hot tub, appliances included,
new carpet/paint, 2 storage sheds w/carport,
sandy beach. Great home to study, relax,
and have fun!! $279K. Call 352-332-4997
3-21-10-5
CAMPUS REALTY
Ricardo Kokkas/Realtor
10 years serving UF area
Buyers and Sellers. Call today for
a FREE consultation. 352-318-3384
3-21-08-10-5

Beautiful condo 2/2, fireplace, scrn porch,
close to law school. Assoc. fees only $95
per quarter Remodeled, gorgeous, private.
loff Ti EORA ernd R al 52 >9-46

SEE ALL CONDOS www.JefTice.com $168,000 3-19-5-5
WWW.UFCONDOMINIUMS.COM
Matt Price Campus Realty, 352-281-3551
4-23-72-5-5 Furnishings


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

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


BED QUEEN $110 ORTHOPEDIC
Extra thick, pillow-top, mattress & box. Name
brand, new, still in plastic. Call 352-372-7490
will deliver. 4-23-08-72-6

BED FULL SIZE $85 ORTHOPEDIC
Pillow-top mattress & box. New, unused, still
in plastic w/warranty. Can deliver. Call 352-
377-9846 4--23-08-72-6


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MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT $375
Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must
sell. Can deliver. Retail $1600. 352-372-7490
4-23-08-72-6

BED KING $170 PILLOWTOP
mattress & box springs. Orthopedic rated.
Name brand, new, never been used, in
plastic with warranty. Call 352-372-8588 Can
deliver. 4-23-08-72-6

CHERRY SLEIGH BED solid with Pillowtop
Mattress & Box. All new still boxed. Cost
$1500, sacrifice $450 352-333-7516

Sofa $175 Brand new in pkg 333-7516
4-23-72-6

BEDROOM SET. 7pc Cherry, Queen/ king
bed, dresser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, chests
avail. Dovetail const. New, in boxes. Can de-
liver. Retail $6500, must sell, sacrifice $1100
(352) 372-7490 4-23-08-71-6

SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather.
Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail
$2650. Sacrifice $750. Call 352-377-9846
4-23-08-72-6

DINING ROOM Beautiful cherry set w/table,
6 Chippendale chairs, hutch & buffet. New,
still in boxes. Retail $5200, sacrifice $1100.
Must sell. Can deliver. 352-372-8588 4-23-
72-6

FUTON Solid oak mission-style frame w/
mattress. New, in box. $140 332-9899

DINETTE SET 5pc $85 Brand new in box.
Never used. 352-377-9846 4-23-72-6


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**BEDS -ALL BRAND NEW**
**Full $80 Queen $100 King $170**
Orthopedic pillow-top sets. Brand name
matching sets not used or refurbished. Still
in plastic, direct from factory! 352-333-7516.
4-23-72-6

BED- QUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mat-
tress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand
new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver.
$120 352-377-9846. 4-23-72-6

Bed- All New King! 3pc Orthopedic pillowtop
mattress set. Brand NEW, still in plastic with
warranty. Can deliver. $200 352-333-7516.
4-23-72-6

BEDROOM SET- $300 BRAND NEW
Still in boxes! 6 pieces include: Headboard,
2 Nightstands, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must
sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 4-23-08-
72-6

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

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

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

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

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


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Working or not, Joel
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Computer Help Fast Gatorland Computers
House/Dorm Fast response. No waiting/
unplugging/hassels. $30 Gator discount
w/lD. Certified MCSE Technicians. 338-8041.
www.GatorlandComputers.com 4-23-59-7

COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS
Network specialists
We buy computers and laptops
Working and Non-working
378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street
4-23-08-32-7


all Bicycles

NEW & USED BIKES FOR SALE
WE REPAIR ALL BRANDS
Best Prices in Town *
SPIN CYCLE 373-3355
424 W UNIV AVE (DOWNTOWN)
3-31-18-9


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

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


Wanted for:
Felony Violation of
Probation Warrant for
Child Neglect.
ALACMUA COUNTY

CRIME

STOPPERS

Call (352) 372-STOP


For Sale


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


ill| Motorcycles, Mopeds


** SCOOTERS **
RPM MOTORCYCLES INC
SALES, SERVICE, PARTS
Many Brands Available 518 SE 2nd St.
www.RPMmotorcycles.com 377-6974
4-23-08-72-11
*****New Scooters 4 Less*****
Motor Scooter Sales and Service!
Great Scooters, Service & Prices!
118 NW 14th Ave, Ste D, 336-1271
www.NS4L.com
4-23-08-72-11
***GatorMoto*** Our new state of
the art facility will be completed this Spring!
We have new scooters starting at $999. lyr
Warranties. We also service ALL brands of
scooters. Pickup Available. Low Labor Rates.-
Free estimates. 376-6275 GatorMoto.com
4-23-08-72-11

SCOOTER SERVICE
New Scooters 4 Less has LOW service rates!
Will service any make/model. Close to UF!
Pick-ups avail $19.99 oil changes!! 336-1271
4-23-72-11
SWAMP CYCLES
CLOSE TO CAMPUS 534 SW4th Ave.
Scooters, E-bikes, Offroad, & Accessories!!
Best Prices and Customer Service!!
Swww.swampcycles.com
4-23-71-11
***www. BuyMyScooter.com***
Buy A New Scooter, Buy A Used Scooter
All on one site! Check the website or call
336-1271 for more info! 4-23-08-72-11
GATORMOTO is Gainesville's number 1
service facility. We repair ALL brands of
scooters. Pickups available. Lowest labor
rates around. Quickest turnaround time. Run
by Gator Grads so we know how to treat our
customers! 376-6275 4-23-08-72-11

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

2005 Yamaha YZF R6
red/black/silver. Flawless, garage kept,only
1500 mi. Carbon fiber exhaust. Call Chris
407-923-1775 3-25-08-10-11

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

CARS -CARS Buy9SellSTrade
Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes
Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars
3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com
CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150
4-23-72-12
OVER 50 IMPORTS UNDER $10,000
SELECT MOTOR CAR
THE YELLOW BUILDING
2715 N MAIN 377-1616
www.selectmotorcar.us
4-23-08-72-12

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

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


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


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

* 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
0 Sunrise Ato Sales
* 02 Honda Accord, EX, $8999
* 02 Honda Accord, SE, $9999
* 01 Honda Accord, SE, $7999
0 00 HondaAccord, SE, $7999 4-23-57-12
1968 Camaro SS,396
Big Block,350 turbo trans, Automatic, Price
5800 USD, Black on Black, 18000 miles,
contact: (567) 201 4106/ david68@live.com(
(e-mail for pictures/details)
3-21-08-10-12


0019- Wanted

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

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

BEAN INSPIRATION!
Take a blind lady to Mass on Sundays and for
walks and shopping as needed. We'll have
lots of fun! And you will make a new friend!
Contact 219-6948. 3-28-08-72-13

UF GRAD PAY-S MORE
for gold jewelry, scrap gold, Rolex, diamonds,
guitars, etc. Top $$$. Get my offer before you
sellI Call Jim 376-8090 or 222-8090 4-23-
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CARS FROM $29/MO!
Hondas Chevys Jeeps and more!
$0 Down, 36 Months @ 8.5% apr.
For listings call 800-366-9813 ext 9765
4-23-72-12

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

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

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

* Sun City Auto Sales
* Buy Here/Pay Here
* More than 300 vehicles in stock
0 30 days-warranty any finance
0 352-338-1999 4-23-08-58-12

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

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

0 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


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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-
28-08-25-3


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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

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alligator

What's black and white and
"read" all over???
The Independent Florida Alligator
And you can be part of the sales team of
the largest college newspaper in the
country by applying to become an
ADVERTISING INTERN
(this is a non-paid position
requiring 10-15 hours per week
possibly leading to a paid sales position)
If you are a UF or
SFCC student available
to work both spring AND summer and are
eager to gain valuable sales experience,
stop by the Alligator. 1105 W. University
Avenue, to fill out an application and
class schedule by March 21st. We will con-
tact you for an interview opportunity to
get your career jump started EEO/AA
3-21-5-08-5-14

Sthe independent florida

alligator

What's black and white and
"read" all over???
The Independent Florida Alligator
And you can be part of the sales team of
the largest college newspaper in the
country by applying to become an
-ADVERTISING REPS
(this is a paid position
requiring 15-20 hours per week)
If you are a UF or SFCC student available
to work both spring AND summer and are
eager to gain valuable sales experience,
stop by the Alligator. 1105 W University
Avenue, to fill out an application and
class schedule by March 21st. We will con-
tact you for an interview opportunity to
get your career jump started! EEO/AA
3-21-5-08-5-14

LIKE TO WORK WITH LUXURY CARS?
Bright? Enthusiastic? Like people? Must be
over 22, stable work history, clean driving
record, drug-free, personal references.
www.carrsmith.com for details. 4-23-72-14

CNA CLASS: $2501 learn @ your own
time & pace. All you need to be a CNA
& pass the state exam is on VCR tape.
I have a 95% PASS RATE! check it out:
www.lapcnatraining.com or 800-566-4913
4-23-72-14

Students in Accounting, Aviation, Business/
Sales and computer science needed for vari-
ous positions. Flexible schedules and com-
petitive pay. Join our team Learn more at
www.gleim.comfemployment 4-23-08-72-14

BARTENDING
$250 A DAY POTENTIAL
No experience necessary, training provided.
800-965-6520 ext 138 4-23-72-14
SECRET SHOPPERS
Needed for evaluations of
Local Stores, Restaurants and Theaters
Flexible Hours, Training Provided
Call 1-800-585-9024 ext 6254
4-23-08-72-14

GATOR DOMINOS
Earn $12 15/Hour DRIVERS
$6.79 $7.40/Hour INSIDERS
$8.00-$9.40/hr MANAGERS in training
Apply-online at www.gatordominos.com/jobs
Or at any of the 6 locations. 4-23-08-72-14


Gator Domino's is growing again. We are
looking for career oriented team mem-
bers. Now hiring Assistant Managers and
future GMs. $8.00-$9.40/hr for Managers
in training. GMs $40k+. Send resumes to
Freddie@gatordominos.com. Learn more at
www.gatordominos.com 4-23-72-14

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

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

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

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

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

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

PARK PLACE CAR WASH
Now Hiring FT & PT positions available.
Great environment, flexible hours. Apply in
person 7404 NW4th Blvd-Across from Home
Depot 4-23-08-72-14

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

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

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

Summer Jobs
0 $2100
Co-ed camp
Room and Board included

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

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

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


LEASING AGENT, PT
Friendly, energetic person. Experience
preferred. 20 hrs/wk. Hourly & bonus.Great
benefits. Must be avail. weekends.Apply in
person 13400 Progress Blvd. Alachua or
Hunters Crossing Apts. DFWP 4-23-08-
65-14
Statewide Furniture Installers Needed.
Hiring Today, for FT&Summer Work. Starting
$10-$12 On EXP. Hotel & Meal Comp.Fast
Advancement, Benefits, Vac & 401K. Must
Have valid FL DL. DFWP 352-373-7516.
6-3-72-14

G8RBAY.com
0 Get Paid & Have Fun 0 Flexible Hrs
& Competitive $ 0 Sales Experience
Required 0 eBay exp. + Resume to
g8rbay@bellsouth.net 4-9-08-50-14
Earn $800-$3200 a month to drive brand
new cars with ads placed on them.
www.AdCarClub.com 4-23-59-14

ADVERTISING SALES REP
Greed is good. We're a Gainesville-area
newspaper looking for an advertising sales
rep who loves to make money. This person
needs to be able to impress a client and
speak eloquently. We need an ad represen-
tative who can not only walk into a business
and show off the paper and its Website but
also write detailed, professional letters to
clients. We need somebody who can attend
Chamber of Commerce meetings and have
no problems starting conversations with
complete strangers. Your reward for having
this sort of talent will be a great paycheck.
We pay a base salary plus a very generous
percentage of whatever you sell. You will not
be disappointed. We don't care if you're just
graduating from college or have decades
of experience. We're looking for somebody
who 'can dazzle us and our clients. Please
write us a great cover letter and tell us why
we should consider you. If we like what we
see, we'll contact you and answer your ques-
tions. Send your cover letter, resume and any
other supporting material to: Ad Rep Position
P 0 Box 14257, Gainesville, FL 32604 4-
23-58-14
400+ Counselor/Instructor Jobsi
3 Coed Summer Camps in PA.
Travel Paid. Top Salary.
Cool Nights & Warm Days!
1-800-488-4321, www.lohikan.com 4-23-
08-57-14

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

GRADUATING PRE-MEDS
Clinical Assistant for full time patient care.
Will train. Email MCAT & resume to: Dr. Levy
afn22025@cox.net 4-23-47-14
Fun summer jobs! Earn Great Payl
City of Gainesville Parks/Rec Dept.
is now hiring for seasonal recreation
and aquatics positions Apply Online
today at www.cityofgainesville.jobs
AA/EO/DFW/Vets Pref Employer.
7-10-08-58-14
Moms and or Dads, want to fire your boss,
stay home with your kids, make residual
income, loose financial stress and gain
financial freedom. For more info contact
me at www.changingouriivesforever.info
3-21-17-14

Get Paid To Play Video Games!
Earn $20-$100 to test and play new video
games, www.videogamepay.com 3-31-20-
14
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-
18-10-14

Sales person wl 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
HELP WANTED
25 Dynamic Individuals Needed
$8000-$12000 very flexible!
12-15 hr wk
888-464-0234 4-1-08-20-14


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 jmalloy@oakhall.org by March 26,
2008. Interview information regarding group
interview on March 29th will be sent out upon
receipt. 3-26-08-14-14

Perfect Part Time Job
Growing Call Center needs Committed Reps
M-F 6-10pm, Hourly+Comm
Earn up to $20/hr,Pd Training, Pd Weekly
Leave message: 352-377-2573 3-20-08-
10-14

NANNY NEEDED
For 2 adorable infants 10 mon & 7
mon old Wed 9am 3pm, Th 5 9
pm, now through Aug. Email resume to
momsterjsr@yahoo.com 3-20-10-14

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 ufsmokelab@hotmail.com.
3-21-10-14

PIZZA MAKER
for traditional hand tossed New Jersey style
pizza,EXPERIENCE REQUIRED,part time
hrs, every Thurs & Fri,SW GNV,please call
745-0456. 3-24-08-10-14

SALES/CUSTOMER SERVICE POSITION
AVAILABLE
30yr Horticultural Company needs rep
to cover either SFL or CFL. Auto, ben-
efits, & excellent pay. Email resume to
dennis@hillarypeat.com 3-31-15-14

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 wcoleman@flmnh.ufl.edu
or fax to 352-846-0253 3-24-08-10-14

COOKS WANTED
Benefits & competitive pay. Flexible hourAp-
ply in person Ruby Tuesday. 3-20-8-14


NANNY NEEDED W,TH,FASAP,
20 TO 25 HRS 2 kids, $10.50hr
Noah's Ark Nanny e-mail resume,pix,
schedule to gnv@nanoneone.com 3-19-
08-7-14

NANNY NEEDED T,W,TH ASAP,
25 TO 30 HRS 2 kids, $10.50hr
Noah's Ark Nanny e-mail resume,pix,
schedule to gnv@nanoneone.com 3-19-
08-7-14

BENTO CAFE
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

HEALTHY ENERGY
Healthy ENERGY DRINK just launched
Reps wanted for nat'l expansion. Part-time.
Info:1-800-969-8486 VPureEnergy.com.
Kathleen@VPureEnergy.com 4 FREE cans!
3-21-08-8-14

HIRING EXPERIENCED WAITSTAFF.
Apply in person, 39th Ave by Santa Fe,
LaFiesta Mexican Restaurant 3-21-8-14

WANTED: RESPONSIBLE adult with valid
driver's license to drive awesome 11yo boy
to school in Gainesville by 7am Mon-Friday.
352-215-7306 3-21-7-14

BARTENDERS, SERVERS & COOKS
needed day/night shifts. Apply Mon-Sat
10am-12pm & 2pm-4pm at Gator Tales,
5112 NW 34th St across from YMCA. 352-
376-9500 3-21-08-7-14

SERIOUS ENTREPRENEUR? Looking for
profits and low overhead? Listen to 2 min
msg: 1-800-562-9719 3-19-5-14

MEDICAL OFFICE
Looking for pre-med students, evenings &
weekends. Call 373-4107 or fax a resume to
373-2230 3-26-10-14

BABYSITTER
$12/hr Now & during summer. Various hrs
avail, for 3 boys ages 1,3 & 5. Exp, refs req'd.
Email rosenson@ufl.edu 3-19-08-4-14

Pinch A Penny 56
7112 W University Ave
PT/FT, Stock/clerks/sales needed. Apply in
person. 3-27-08-10-14


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BUILD CAT FURNITURE
Looking for a few good workers preferably
student. We pay well. Shop exp hlepful not
necessary 337-1535 3-18-3-14

Research Nurse (PT) RN or LPN position
in large Gainesville Cardiology practice.
Requires experience with clinical trial pro-
curement, patient enrollment, IRB review,
etc. Please fax cover letter, salary require-
ments and resume to 352-331-1588. 3-
19-08-4-14

Local finance co. seeks a FT Accounting
Asst to work approx 40 hrs/wk. Competitive
wage + bonuses. Candidate must be moti-
vated, mature, and long-term. Accounting
exp pref. Fax resume to 1-866-329-7293
4-23-08-29-14

Can you guess her age?
Participants needed for a study of age
perception in voices. $10 for one hour.
Email: debourgeois6@gmail.com
3-21-08-5-14

PARALEGAL WANTED

Established trial practice needs top qual-
ity paralegal. Primary duties, supporting
trial attorneys including: document analysis
& management, scheduling, client contact,
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TUESDAY, MARCH 18, 2008 www.alligatorSports.org


Donovan sends message to team

N THE COACH BANNED HIS PLAYERS
FROM THE PRACTICE FACILITY.

By DANNY KLEIN
Alligator Staff Writer
dklein@alligator.org

Welcome to the doghouse.
Inthehopes of finallygettinghis message through,
UF coach Billy Donovan is done playing games.
"They've got a massage therapist that makes sure 1
they're OK after games, they've got a private plane
that they take to games, the meals that they eat all
of those things. These guys came here and went right
to the penthouse," Donovan said.
Donovan has decided to ditch the high life and
get back to basics. Among the changes, the team has
been practicing at the O'Connell Center instead of its
newly renovated practice facility.
The team also has been forced to
get rid of its practice jerseys.
This overhaul took place after
UF's 80-69 loss to Alabama, when
Men's the team failed to show up for the
Basketball first half.
The punishment, or change of
pace, began right, away. UF prac-
ticed on Friday and during Selection Sunday.
"It's not embarrassing. It's just something we
have to overcome," guard Jai Lucas said. "We don't
deserve to be in the penthouse."
Lucas said Donovan has hinted about this all sea-
sop. It's likely Donovan thought he was unable to get
through to his players and needed to act drastically,
he said.
The Gators were selected to play in this year's
National Invitation Tournament but are missing the
Big chance for the first time in a decade and are un-
able to defend their back-to-back national titles.
The Gators represent the first team since Kansas
in 1988 to miss the NCAA Tournament after winning
it all. Andrew Stanfill / Alligator Staff
"This is his way of getting us motivated," Lucas UF guard Jai Lucas and his teammates aren't allowed to wear any
SEE HOOPS, PAGE 19 team apparel or practice in their facility.


ALL AMERICAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE

Financial troubles delay inaugural season

By NICK ZACCARDI "n their daughter. There's a big demand fo
Alligator Staff Writer A timethat you have a busi- it," Katz said. "I'm sure that's true for a lo
nzaccardi@alligator.org ness plan, you make certain of other rock stars. If Florida was going t
SGassumptions. play in a bowl game, their tickets wouls
Pro football in Gainesville must wait assumptions." sell out pretty quickly. We didn't have tha
another year. Marcus Katz going for us."
The All American Football Lea-ue will AAFL founder The news deals a major blow to th1


delay its inaugural season until 2009 due
to financial problems.
Gainesville was one of six host cities
for the league, which hoped to mix a col-
lege atmosphere with professional talent.
"Any time that you have a business
plan, you make certain assumptions,"
league founder Marcus Katz said. "In
our case, one of the assumptions that we
made was incorrect. We anticipated that


fans would really love this concept and
step forward and show that with purchas-
ing tickets in advance."
They didn't, but Katz doesn't blame
them.
"If Hannah Montana was going to do
a concert and come to The Swamp, they'd
probably sell 89,000 tickets in an hour be-
cause every parent would be hounded by


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upstart league, which was scheduled to
begin training camp this month and its
regular season games in April.
Slow ticket sales were not the only
reason for the downfall.
Team Florida coach Shane Matthews
said Katz did not receive a large sum of
money to help keep the league afloat.
SEE AAFL, PAGE 19


Gators host


highly ranked


Seminoles

By EVAN DREXLER
Alligator Staff Writer
edrexler@alligator.org

Josh Adams' fantastic weekend has con-
tinued into the week.
After going 8 for 11 with six RBIs in three
games against Auburn, the Southeastern
Conference named Adams. its Freshman of
the Week.
After Sunday's win, the second baseman
said he was spending more time in the bat-
ting cages during the week, and it showed
in his performance.
"(I) came out, got extra work in and
spent a little more time in the cages,"
Adams said. "I just came out swinging and
got lucky."
UF will need more than luck Tuesday
night as No. 3 Florida
State (16-1, 6-0 Atlantic
Coast Conference) comes
to Gainesville for a 6:30
game.
The game will be
Adams' first experience
with the in-state rivalry.
Adams He has moved all
around the diamond this
season, including stops at left field, center
field, third base and second base. Adams
has also been all over the lineup, batting
second, seventh and, now, cleanup.
"I figured I'd probably be down in the
order seven-, eight-, nine-hole, but the
extra work's paying off," Adams said.
Pollsters around the country are also
noticing the Gators' excellent start (14-3,
3-0 SEC).
Though the team has not cracked the top
25 in any national poll, UF received 23 votes
in the latest USA Today/ESPN coaches' poll
- good for 33rd-best in the nation.
Still, the great start will be tested against
the Seminoles, a team ranked third in the
same poll as well as Collegiate Baseball's
poll. Baseball America has them ranked
No. 10.
FSU boasts a four-game winning streak
and a head coach, Mike Martin, fresh off his
1,500th career win.
By comparison, the Gators' 14 wins this
season are all UF coach Kevin O'Sullivan
has to his name.
But that doesn't mean he stands no
chance against the Seminoles. In his 11
SEE BASE, PAGE 19


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*Baseball:
No. 3 Florida State vs. UF
FSN, 6:30 p.m.
*Men's basketball (NIT):
UNC-Asheville vs. Ohio State '
ESPN2, 7 p.m.


* 1949: Bob Adams throws UF's first
no-hitter in the Gators' 6-0 win against
North Carolina. The game lasted
seven innings, and the performance is
one of four complete-game no-hitters
in UF history.


* UF basketball guard Nick Calathes was
named SEC Newcomer of the Year by the
Associated Press and made the AII-SEC
team, and softball second baseman Aja
Paculba earned SEC Freshman of the
Week honors Monday.


NBA:
Cleveland 90
Orlando 104

Boston 93
San Antonio 91






TUESDAY, MARCH 18, 2008 U ALLIGATOR, 19


UF MEN'S TENNIS

Gators prepare to host Volunteers


By CHRISTOPHER YAZBEC
Alligator Writer
cyazbec@alligator.org

It's a six-letter word. It starts with an "E."
And it's what UF men's tennis coach Andy
Jackson said has been a constant on a team
that plays five freshmen.
"I think our season's been extremely con-
sistent with the thing that is the most impor-
tant, which is their effort," Jackson said.
After enjoying eight days off since their
last match, the No. 12 Gators will play host
to No. 13 Tennessee on Tuesday at 2 p.m.
The match, originally scheduled for
March 7, was postponed due to inclement
weather and forced UF (7-4,2-1 Southeastern
Conference) to take to the courts a little
earlier than planned, as its next match was
scheduled for Friday at Mississippi.
Jackson said the time off will be impor-
tant for his young team in the long run but
might leave the players a little rusty against
the Volunteers.
That's where the E-word enters.
"That's the focus with the Tennessee
match," Jackson said. "We want another


first-class effort, and then we'll let the chips
fall where they may."
UF fell at home to defending national
champion No. 3 Georgia 5-2 in its last match
on March 9, but it wasn't far from pulling
the upset.
"I think our season's been ex-
tremely consistent with the thing
that is the most important, which
is their effort."
Andy Jackson
UF men's tennis coach

UF was edged on the doubles courts
when the No. 59 duo of senior Greg
Ouellette and freshman Jeff Dadamo lost 9-8
(4) to give Georgia the deciding point, 2-1.
Dadamo then dropped his singles match
in three sets, 2-6, 6-2, 6-2.
Those two points swung the match in
Georgia's favor and handed the Gators their
first conference loss.
Now, UF will look to rebound against
another tough SEC foe.


"Our team, in the Georgia match and be-
fore that, has really shown that they're will-
ing to work and to fight hard," Jackson said.
"It showed that we can compete at the level
that Georgia is right now, which is a national
championship contender."
The Volunteers (13-1, 2-1 SEC) have won
three straight and are 3-0 on the road this
season.
Their only loss was a 4-3 squeaker at the
hands of No. 5 Mississippi. It was also the
only match in which Tennessee failed to win
the doubles point all season.
Though it is still early in the conference
season, Tuesday's match is essentially a
must-win for both teams to stay in the SEC
regular-season race. It is especially impor-
tant for the youthful Gators, who have a
road match against the Rebels looming on
Friday.
"In terms of the conference race, it's cru-
cial for both to have a chance to win the con-
ference," Jackson said. "But for us, the more
important thing is that we just are continu-
ing to learn and develop. The main thing
that counts is the NCAA Tournament."


Starter Locke has experience against in-state rival FSU


BASE, from page 18

years of assistant coaching
with Virginia and Clemson,
he had more than a few tussles


with FSU in ACC play.
The Tigers had a 15-17
record against the Seminoles
from 1999-2007 while he was
their pitching coach but took
six of seven games in the pre-


vious two seasons.
"They're playing awfully
well," O'Sullivan said of this
season's Seminoles, "and it
will be a big challenge for us."
Junior lefty Stephen Locke


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UF sophomore Stephen Locke fields a bunt in the Gators' 6-2 loss to Central Florida on April 10
at McKethan Stadium. Locke will start tonight against No. 3 Florida State.


(1-0, 4.30 ERA) will start on
the mound for UF. Locke has
pitched three times against
FSU in his career, most recent-
ly on April 18 in Tallahassee,
where he gave up three hits
and one run in one inning.
His best start came on March
30, 2005, when he went 5 2/3
innings and gave up only one
unearned run.
He won that game, running
his record to 4-0 on the season
at that point.
Locke squares off against
the Seminoles' junior righty Bo
O'Dell (1-0, 3.60 ERA), his op-
ponent on April 18. The Gators
won that game 5-4, with O'Dell
giving up all five of UF's runs.
A good crowd should be
on hand to watch the rivalry
game, and O'Sullivan doesn't
think his players will need
much motivation to get fired
up.
"I don't think they're going
to need any pep talks for it, any
rah-rah speeches," he said.
In fact, he doesn't want to
harm his players by making
too big a deal of the game.
"I don't want to put
too much emphasis, on it,"
O'Sullivan said. "It's a game.
We're excited about it, don't
get me wrong, and I know
our kids will be excited about
it, but I don't want to put any
pressure on them."


Players take

punishment

in stride

HOOPS, from page 18

said. "How do you (deserve this)
after winning two national titles and
not even making the tournament?" %.
Lucas said he's enjoying the
treatment and expects to return to
normalcy when the team starts liv-
ing up to expectations.
"We're not like slaves or any-
thing," Lucas said.
The fallout from the disappoint-
ing season is beginning to show.
Donovan said he noticed a certain
air about the young group before
it ever took the
court. It appeared

punching its
ticket a little pre-
maturely.
"I think that
probably, in some
Donovan respects, the con-
fetti is still falling
down around them," Donovan said.
"I would say that this group, when
Oct. 15 started, would have said
there is no way that we're not in the
NCAA Tournament, and I just think
that that's youthfulness."
The players didn't hide their dis-
appointment. Lucas said this team
can grow from the experience, but
there's no question it will plague
them for months to come.
"This is something that will
never leave us," Lucas said. "This
pain is unbearable."
Donovan spoke about hisY
comments following UF's loss to.
Alabama, when in a post-game
press conference he alluded to his
worries about coaching this squad
next season.
During the conference he pointed
out he wasn't sure putting "sopho-
more" next to their names would
make things any easier.
He said he felt misrepresented
and backed up his players.
"For someone to take those words
that I said and build it just around
that, there were a lot of things that
were missed, that were said before,
that were said after," Donovan said.
"When I made the comment that I
am not looking forward to sopho-
mores, it had nothing to do with
coaching them. ... We have great
kids with good families that are try-
ing to do the right things."


League to refund ticketholders while players seek employment in AFL, Canada


AAFL, from page 18

Katz delved deeper and blamed a collapse
in the student loan market last year just as the
league was starting to grow.
"It basically blindsided us. We were just
getting going in August and September when
all this came down," said Katz, who made his
fortune in the student loan business. "We had
three possibilities. One, a much larger player
would step in with much deeper pockets that
would see-the future of this league. Two, the


markets would settle down. Three, the fans
would say, 'This is going to be great fun. Let's
go buy tickets and go sit together.' None of
those three things happened."
Of the six host cities, which include
Birmingham, Ala.; Little Rock, Ark.; Detroit;
Knoxville, Tenn.; and Houston, Gainesville
and Team Florida seemed to have their act
together more than any other site.
"We had sold over $300,000 worth of tick-
ets, and we had great momentum going," said
Matthews, a former UF quarterback. "We did
it the correct way, which I was proud of. Get


as many local products, local players, state of
Florida players that fans can relate to. We had
quite a few."
Those included former Gators Chris
Leak and Eric Kresser at quarterback, Chris
Doering, Travis McGriff and
National Willie Jackson at wide receiver
NeWS and defensive standouts Bamn
Hardmon and Fred Weary.
Ex-Florida State star wide receiver Peter
Warrick and Miami wideout Ryan Moore
were also drafted.
All of the players on Team Florida's roster


will be allowed to seek employment else-
where. Some already jettisoned to the Arena
Football League and the Canadian Football
League, Matthews said. The league is in the
process of doling out refunds to everybody
who bought season tickets.
Katz, Matthews and other league brass are
not giving up yet, but the future prospects of
the league just got a whole lot dimmer.
"If we had just gotten out there and had
one good year, there's no telling what it could
have become," Katz said. "Now it's gojig to
be a little tougher."






20, ALLIGATOR N TUESDAY, MARCH 18, 2008


Women join UF men with NIT bid

By PHIL KEGLER
Alligator Staff Writer
pkegler@alligator.org

The UF women's basketball team will not go danc-
ing after all.
The Gators (18-13, 6-8 Southeastern Conference,
RPI 42) were left out of the NCAA Tournament field
Monday night but will still play in the postseason for
the first time since 2006.
Their consolation prize will be a bid to the National
Invitation Tourmanemt and a first-round bye. They
will face the winner of Friday's South Florida at
Florida Gulf Coast matchup on March 24 in a second-
round game at a site to be determined.
NCAA Tournament selection committee chair-
woman Judy Southard cited the Gators' losses to
teams in the bottom half of the SEC (at Mississippi
State, home against South Carolina) as well as their
6-13 record against teams in the RPI
Top 100 as things that kept them out
of the field.
"Florida was in the discussion
Women's very early but quite frankly did not
Basketball stay in the discussion for a length of
time," Southard said.
The Gators have the second-best RPI of teams not
selected for a bid after Gonzaga's RPI of 39, accord-
ing to CollegeRPI.com. Their strength of schedule,
ranked 20th, was the fourth-toughest among teams
not invited. UF faced 11 teams that made the Big
;. Dance, going 4-9 against them.
Auburn (20-11, 7-7 SEC, RPI 61) and Florida State
(18-13, 7-7 Atlantic Coast Conference, RPI 59) were
two surprising teams to squeak into the bracket,
0 bursting the bubbles of others.
SThe Tigers; whom the Gators defeated 73-67 at
home, finished sixth in the SEC and had the worst RPI
.. out of teams that made the field. The Seminoles did
not defeat any teams that made the tournament.
Still, Southard had plenty of positive things to say
about a team that has made a nine-win improvement
S .. under first-year coach Amanda Butler.
Harrison Diamond / Alligator Staff "Florida has made significant strides in their pro-
UF guard Depree Bowden, the team's lone senior, is fouled during gram under Amanda Butler," Southard said. "She is
the Gators' 73-67 win against Auburn on Feb. 7. UF was left out of a fine young coach, and she's going to do a great job.
Their best is yet to come."
the NCAA Tournament, but the Tigers received a bid.













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By ANDY HUTCHINS
Alligator Writer

Ornella Jouven has been overshad-
owed throughout the UF women's golf
team's season.
Not on Monday.
Jouven's even-par 72, keyed by three
birdies in her first five holes, set the pace
at the Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational.
The redshirt junior holds a one-shot lead
over New Mexico's Alexandra Phelps.
On a day when no
team broke 300 at the
University of Texas Golf
Club, which will be an
NCAA Regional site in
May, Jouven's steady
play helped UF cling
to second place two
Jouven shots behind New
Mexico.
Other UF players' scorecards were less
than healthy.
Senior Whitney Myers, whose rough
finish featured three bogeys and a birdie
in her last four holes, is tied for seventh
at 4-over.
Senior Tiffany Chudy's four back-nine
bogeys have her tied for 19th at 6-over,
and freshman Hannah Yun is at 7-over
and in a tie for 24th, with an 18th-hole
birdie the only red number on her card.
The highest score belonged to Jessica
Yadloczky, whose quadruple bogey on
the par-4 sixth hole helped doom her to a
nightmarish 81.
The round was the worst of her UF
career, and she is tied for 43rd.




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