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MONDAY, AUGUST 25, 2008


UF ACADEMICS


UF retains its No. 17 ranking


By ILEANA MORALES
Alligator Writer
imorales@alligator.org

In a year of shrinking state funds, UF
President Bernie Machen is pleased to see
two numbers stay the same: 49 and 17.
UF remains No. 49 of top national univer-
sities and No. 17 for top public universities in
U.S. News & World Report's America's Best
Colleges 2009 edition released Friday
UF was ranked No. 13 in the 2007 list of
top public universities but dropped four
spots in the 2008 edition.
The only other Florida school to make the
top public university list this year, Florida
State University, is tied at No. 50 with the
University of Massachusetts Amherst.


"The higher up you get, the
harder it is to rise."
Robert Morse
director of data research at U.S. News &
World Report

Machen's long-touted goal of making UF
a top 10 public university seemed less plau-
sible this year with more than $47 million
cut from its budget, which forced about 70
faculty and staff layoffs.
"Some people around here were talk-
ing that way," Machen said in a telephone
interview. "But I knew we had gotten better
in some things, so I wasn't that worried that
we'd go down."


Robert Morse, director of data research at
U.S. News & World Report, said UF's budget
cuts would likely hurt its ranking in the 2010
edition of the rankings because data used
for the latest edition was from the fiscal year
ending June 30,2007.
For UF to move up, Morse said it would
need to improve in several areas to jump
ahead of a few schools.
"The higher up you get, the harder it is to
rise," he said.
Machen said UF is strong enough to ad-
vance, but the ranking system adds weight
to faculty resources an area "where we're
weak."
In July, Machen announced the first raise
SEE RANKINGS, PAGE 35


Fay leaves minimal damages behind


* ONLY ONE REPORT OF
A DESTROYED HOUSE.

By KATIE GALLAGHER
Alligator Staff Writer
kgallagher@alligator.org

Leona Anglin didn't even
hear the wind from Tropical
Storm Fay Thursday night
when she got up to answer a
telephone call.
Still, something must have
caused the old oak tree to
come crashing through her
roof onto the couch where
she'd sat moments before.
"It had to happen to
somebody," Anglin said, sur-
veying the thousands of dol-
lars in damage to her home
on Northwest 12th Street.
Luckily, insurance is paying
for everything.
But destruction that severe
was rare when Fay reversed
direction in the Atlantic Ocean
and passed directly over
Gainesville early Friday.
The storm brought more
than five inches of rain and
gusts of wind up to 43 miles
an hour, according to National
Weather Service reports.
Damage was mostly limited
to downed power lines and


streets littered with debris,
including fallen trees that
blocked parts of 13th Street
and East University Avenue.
Crews from Gainesville
Regional Utilities, GAinesville


Public Works and Alachua
County's Emergency
Operations Center worked
around the clock to clear roads
and deal with power outages.
Two shelters opened


Thursday and remained open
throughout the storm. Schools,
government buildings, UF
and Santa Fe College closed
Friday.
SEE STORM, PAGE 40


SULnarles Hoop, ligalror iain
A Gainesville Police officer stands in the middle of Southwest 13th Street next to a fallen tree
that blocked the southbound lane in Southwest Gainesville on Thursday. Tropical Storm Fay


Machen


opposes


initiative

By JACQUELYN WEINER
Alligator Writer

A petition signed by more than
100 university presidents urging
lawmakers to rethink the national
drinking age has spurred a recent
wave of negative feedback and me-
dia attention.
Among the critics of the Amethyst
Initiative is
UFAdmtOl UF President
Adminsato B e r n i e
M a-c h e n,
who along with Patricia Telles-
Irvin, UF's vice president of student
affairs wrote an op-ed column
against the consideration published
in today's St. Petersburg Times.
"We do not believe that lowering
the drinking age would help solve
the largest public health and safety
problem here and at other campuses:
High-risk, or binge drinking," the
column states.
"In fact, evidence tells us that
lowering the drinking age would
worsen binge drinking."
Machen and Telles-Irvin's letter
references several studies, includ-
Sing one from the National Center on
Addiction and Substance Abuse at
Columbia University, which states
that at least 40 percent of college stu-
dents report binge drinking, which
is consuming five or more drinks in
one sitting.
As of Sunday, 128 university
presidents and counting have signed
the petition, according to the initia-
tive's Web site.
The petition is adorned with
headlines such as "It's time to
rethink the drinking age" and
"Twenty-one is not working."
"By choosing to use fake IDs, stu-

SEE AMETHYST, PAGE 40


* UF safety Ahmad
Black has found his
niche as a starter
at strong safety.
Black changed
positions from cor-
nerback due to a
lack of numbers at
the safety position.
See Story, Page
49.


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weariness of the return of classes
by getting their chuckle on to-
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Comedian Sherman Golden
will perform at the Orange and
Brew from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Golden, whose performance
was organized by the Reitz Union
Board, is a 68-year-old comedian,
according to his MySpace profile.
"He's best known for ap-
pearances on BET Comic View,
and he's also been part of a few
comedy tours with the likes of
Chris Tucker and Bruce Bruce,"
said Rilwan Ajayi, co-director of
the RUB committee in charge of
the event.
Ajayi, a UF accounting and
philosophy junior, said he
thought Golden's humor would
be a perfect fit with Black Student
Welcome Week.
The board did not receive
sponsorship for its Monday-night
comedy series, but two events
were scheduled anyway, starting
with Golden.
The committee's second event
will feature Redbone on Sept. 8.
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'Harold & Kumar' actor stops at UF to rally for Obama


By ILEANA MORALES
Alligator Writer
imorales@alligator.org

College students know Kal Penn from
movies and TV shows as Kumar or
Lawrence Kutner.
But Penn was at Pugh Hall on Saturday
to talk to UF students about Sen. Barack


Obama, the presumptive Democratic
nominee for president.
Penn, who stars in the "Harold &
Kumar" films and plays Dr. Lawrence
Kutner on the show "House M.D.," wasn't
there to act or be funny, but he made most
of the 300 students filling the room laugh
anyway.
UF is one of the stops on his Florida


Harrison Diamond / Alligator Staff
Actor Kal Penn speaks to students about his support for Barack Obama's presidential
campaign in the Ocora room in Pugh Hall Saturday evening.


college tour to endorse Obama. His
scheduled visits for the weekend included
the University of Central Florida, the
University of Miami, Florida International
University and Florida State University.
He said he's always been a registered
Independent and was never active in poli-
tics until he heard of Obama. A more per-
sonal situation made him care, too.
Penn said while he lived in Texas, he
had a friend working a minimum-wage
job to save up for college. His friend got
an offer from a corporation to drive a truck
for a year in Iraq for $90,000.
Penn's friend asked him for advice.
"It was really sad that the richest
country in the world could only offer our
buddy two options," Penn said.
His friend didn't take the offer, but the
proposition left Penn more cynical about
politics and a possibility of something
better.
He said his political mindset started
to change when he watched Obama give
the keynote speech at the 2004 Democratic
National Convention.
"And there's this skinny guy with big
ears talking about no red states and no
blue states, but a United States," Penn
said.
"By the end of the speech, I thought,
'Wow, this guy really needs to run for
president.'"
He said he was also impressed with
Obama's integrity when he'turned down
corporate law firms to work in civil rights
law and that he taught constitutional law.


When Obama did, Penn signed up as a
campaign volunteer in 2007.
In an interview before the event, he
said he likes Obama's understanding that
solving the environmental crisis is directly
related to boosting the economy.
Specifically, he approves of Obama's
plan to reduce carbon emissions by 2050
and create 5 million "green" jobs.
He added that he was proud of Obama's
Choice for running mate, Joe Biden.
"It was really sad that the richest
country in the world could only of-
fer our buddy two options."
Kal Penn
Obama supporter

Penn told the crowd that with 900,000
college students in Florida, they are a
group that can change the face of the
presidential election. He said 400,000
votes decided the Florida vote in 2004, and
there is no doubt about the voting power
of college students.
SHe urged students to vote, get their
friends to vote and volunteer for Obama's
campaign for people like his friend in
Texas.
It was enough to convince UF freshman
Bianca Orfanos, who walked in as an un-
decided Independent, to vote for Obama.
"Yes, definitely," Orfanos said with her
friend in an "Obama yo mama" T-shirt
cheering next to her.
"I think that was kind of the swaying
factor for me."


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Future UF raises get mixed reviews


Editor's note: This story was origi-
nally published in the July 29 edition
of the Alligator.

By KATIE SANDERS
Alligator Staff Writer

In an effort to bring some cheer
into a "negative" climate, UF
President Bernie Machen announced
Friday an $11 million plan to give
some faculty and staff pay raises for
the first time in two years.
Some think pay raises come at an
odd time considering UF's recent $47
million budget crunch that prompted
eight faculty and 68 staff layoffs.
Under the plan, some of UF's 5,400
faculty members could be awarded a
merit-based raise if they meet criteria
set by college deans.
UF's more than 8,300 staff mem-
bers, including secretaries, janitors
and top-ranking administrators, will
receive an across-the-board raise of
either 2 percent or $600 to cope with
rising cost-of-living expenses.
Machen said the intention of the
raises, which go into effect Sept. 19, is
to send a message to employees dur-
ing a summer of "gloom and doom"
that UF will try to help them even in
the "worst of times."
Machen said the funding for
raises stems from revenue generated
from state-approved tuition hikes


in January and July, both 6 percent.
increases, and from new fees, such as
the charge for transcripts.
UF faculty and staff last received
raises in 2006, when eligible faculty
and staff received a 3 percent across--
the-board increase.
In December 2007, all eligible
faculty and staff received a one-time
$1,000 payment, said UF spokes-
woman Janine Sikes.

"The conclusion has to be
that the administration hasn't
been telling us the truth all
these months. We will not let
that matter drop."
John Biro
UF philosophy professor


Frank Bova, Faculty Senate chair-
man, said the raise is a small step to-
ward putting UF at the same level of
compensation of its peer institutions.
John Biro, president of UF's chap-
ter and philosophy professor, said
raises for faculty in UF's chapter of
United Faculty of Florida, the union
that represents about 35 percent of
UF faculty, are under way.
Biro said raises are welcome, but
the move doesn't match what admin-
istrators have been saying all summer
that layoffs were unavoidable.


"The conclusion has to be that the
administration hasn't been telling us
the truth all these months," Biro said.
"We will not let that matter drop."
Machen said he expects criticism
from faculty who would rather keep
those slated for layoffs than receive
raises. He said the $11 million did not
go toward keeping faculty and staff
targeted for layoffs because the heads
of each unit determined those em-
ployees provided services UF could
do without.
Machen said he has chosen to
decline the raise he would have re-
ceived in the merit pool.
UF history professor Steven Noll
said the real statement of solidarity
would have been if Machen declined
his performance bonus of almost
$300,000 last year.
John Leavey, UF English professor,
said Machen's worries about prevent-
ing a brain drain of faculty and staff
will not be cured through boosting
salaries but by working to restore the
confidence some faculty lost after their
programs and colleagues were cut.
Machen said spending the money
for raises could be a risky move be-
cause of the potential onslaught of
additional budget cuts later this year.
However, he said he has been told
since March by the Board of Trustees,
UF's highest governing body, that
giving raises is a priority.


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lished in the May 29 edition of the Alligator.

After two run-ins with Gainesville law en-
forcement Memorial Day weekend, former UF
basketball player Joakim Noah entered a contract
May 27 to eventually drop his criminal charges
Police charged Noah on May 25 for an open
container violation and posses-
sion of less than 20 grams of
cannabis. His notice to appear
in court was suspended after
he entered into a.contract with
the State Attorney's Office, said
Spencer Mann, spokesman for
the office.
Noah The contract required $200 in
fines and a six-month probation.
If he does not violate any laws during that time,
his charges will be dropped.
In another incident that evening, Noah was
pulled over on campus in a 2008 Hummer for
speeding, said Maj. Brad Barber of the University
Police Department.
He was issued traffic citations for driving
without wearing a seat belt and driving with a
suspended license.
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Editorial


Broken Record

Machen plays the same

song to a new crowd
Fall is finally here, and we are being greeted with some
of the old traditions that we've come to hold so close to
our hearts.
Decked in Gator gear with eyes glued to their campus
maps, the new batch of baby Gators struggle to find their
way from Broward Dining to the Racquet Club.
The lines at every bookstore extend upstairs and
through halls, arid the shelves clear out before you find
what books you even need. That is, if you aren't waiting
for drop/add to finally toss together a decent schedule.
We all know that it wouldn't really feel like the begin-
ning of fall if President Bernie Machen wasn't already
fighting the good fight to eradicate the college binge-
drinking epidemic.
In response to the group of 128 university presidents
organizing to lower the legal drinking age to 18, Machen
and Patricia Telles-Irvin, UF vice president for student
affairs, teamed up to submit an op-ed column to the St.
Petersburg Times railing against the horrors of high-risk,
or binge, drinking.
The group of presidents created the Amethyst Initiative
petition because they believe that the current legal drink-
ing age has created a "culture of dangerous, clandestine
'binge-drinking' often conducted off-campus."
From what we understand, this means that playing
beer pong with your underage buddies before going
downtown is the root of the problem.
According to Machen, lowering the legal drinking age
from 21 to 18 would do nothing to quash the trend of top-
secret binging but would instead lead to more outright
partying by students who are under 21.
We regard this idea with indifference.
Whether you're a freshman or a super senior, if you
want to go drink with your friends, then you are going to
find a way to go drink with your friends.
While Machen's position certainly comes as no surprise
to the Editorial Board, neither should our position as stu-
dents. That is not the issue.
The issue falls upon the fact that rather than submitting
his thoughts and ideas with his own student body through
a local publication whether it's the Alligator, The
Gainesville Sun or even The Gainesville Iguana Machen
has reached out to the Tampa Bay-area newspaper to
spread his ideas to a larger community.
Machen's decision to choose the St. Pete Times as his
outlet comes off as more than a little bit political. Rather
than presenting his case to parents, the state and us simul-
taneously, he has gone over our heads and straight to the
unknown world beyond Gainesville.
We know your point of view, Bernie. We've been hear-
ing it for a few years now. As our president, you owe it to
all of us to submit something like this to us as well as any
other publications.
We know you don't want us to drink from communal
sources of alcohol, like kegs. We know you despise games
that encourage excessive drinking, such as beer pong and
flip cup.
However, as your students, we feel that you are ac-
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Blind faith for a fresh face will not solve all America's problems


Earlier this year, I attended a handful of
rallies for Democratic presidential hopeful
Sen. Barack Obama. Talking with other par-
ticipants made it cear that few of them could
agree on the specifics of this change.
Some interpreted change as pulling the
troops out of Iraq immediately, others as com-
mitting to renewable energy 100 percent. And
still others spoke of changing our health care
system into one that every other industrialized
nation takes for granted. Anyone who has lis-
tened carefully to Obama knows his proposals


Michael Belle are much more timid
Speaking Out than those of his fer-
vent supporters.
SMany Americans
want their nation to embrace ideals in step
with its global partners but hesitate to grab
onto Obama's coattails. Americans can tell the
difference between self-serving glorification
and a humble resolve.
Obama is walking a fine line between the
two.
It would behoove the Obama campaign to


be reminded that a charismatic executive is a
wonderful thing but only when paired with
a commitment to addressing specific national
concerns. Despite its contagious passion, the
Obama campaign must wake up to the nega-
tive consequences of steamrolling others into
an unhealthy, un-American obsession with
championing the ambitions of one man. The
proper response to a president who has taken
more liberties than the Constitution allows
would be for a majority to agree on what it
wants and to empower every representative


to take action.
However, finding a befter man and rush-
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carefully constructed democracy to unravel
even further.
An entire generation of new voters is likely
to sit back down when it realizes that, instead
of marching forward together to reclaim and
repair the nation, its great hope is just another
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AROUND GAINESVILLE

UF students struggle to find local jobs this summer


Editor's note: This story was
originally published in the July
24 edition of the Alligator.

By JENNA LANIA
Alligator Writer

A desk covered in backed-up
bills and a car with an empty
tank of gas. A passing dream of a
loyal paycheck.
And still no callbacks, no in-
terviews and no money.
Due to the downturn in
Florida's economy, many stu-
dents couldn't find work this
summer, and a UF professor says
they may still have trouble this
fall.
Economist and UF professor
David Denslow said Florida's
economic activity started declin-
ing in March 2008.
He said the economic status is
not seasonal, and Florida will be
in the recession for another year.


Several factors have led to
the current economic condition,
including the credit crunch, the
collapse of the housing boom and
soaring gasoline and food prices,
Denslow said.
With the recession taking its
toll on the economy, most people
use their money for necessities,
he said.
"People aren't eating out as
much," Denslow said. "They
aren't buying as many appliances
and cars, and they are cutting
back on other expenditures as
well."
Struggling to find work is
something Maxx Mann, a UF
health science junior, experienced
for a year.
Mann has three years of ex-
perience bussing tables and two
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and there are a lot of students
that are in Gainesville that are
looking for jobs, so there's not
just this giant mass for them to
serve," he said.
Reid had planned on getting
a part-time job in his spare time,
but by the start of summer B, he
still had not found a job.
The Factory Card & Party
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Gorman, who has worked at
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number of hires this summer was
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Another business feeling the
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Manager Monique Lara said


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for most businesses, but she has
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Lara said the store has only
hired one person out of more
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Bakery and Coffee, said he hasn't
seen the restaurant losing busi-
ness due to the recession, but he
has received more applications
this summer than last.
Darnell hired three people
from more than 30 applications.
This trend is likely to continue,
Denslow said.
"Unfortunately, I doubt the job
market for students will clear up
in the fall," he said. "There'll be
some seasonal relief as students
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GPS installed in buses


* SG OFFICIALS WORKED FOR MORE
THAN A YEAR DESPITE DELAYS.
Editor's note: This story was originally
published in the June 10 edition of the
Alligator.

By THOMAS STEWART
Alligator Contributing Writer

After months of delays, students who
commute to campus on RTS buses can
finally check the location of their buses
online thanks to newly installed Global
Positioning System units.
The Gator Locator bus tracking system,
which has been in the works for about a
year, launched June 11.
The GPS units are installed on 50 buses
that run on a total of about 30 routes, said
Bob Miller, UF's associate vice president of
business affairs.
The routes primarily go from on-cam-
pus to off-campus locations.
Buses that stay on campus were not
equipped with GPS units because they cir-
culate so frequently, Miller said.
Students can view the location of their
buses at www.ufl.transloc-inc.com. Links
to the Web site are also posted on the UF
Transportation and Parking Services Web
site and the Regional Transit System Web
site.
The plan to put GPS units on RTS buses
began more than a year ago when former
Student Body President Ryan Moseley as-
sumed office, according to Student Body


President Kevin Reilly.
The bus tracking system, sponsored
by UF and RTS, was delayed for sev-
eral months by electrical problems, said
Dominique Bischof, co-founder and vice
president of product development at
TransLoc, the company providing the GPS
service for the buses.
TransLoc also provides bus-tracking
services at six other universities, includ-
ing Auburn University, the University of
Alabama, Harvard University and Yale
University.
-This is the first time TransLoc has ever
provided the service for a
Summer fleet of buses that is operated
atdc3 Ip by the city and not the uni-
versity, Bischof said.
UF Transportation and Parking traffic
court reserves, funded by parking cita-
tions, will cover the $204,000 cost of the
system for the first year.
The UF transportation access fee, paid
by students, will fund $110,000 of the
$143,000 yearly cost after that.
RTS will cover the remaining $33,000
with money from a Florida Department of
Transportation grant.
While waiting for his bus on Monday,
Steven Schulz, a UF senior, said he thinks
the bus tracking system is great because it
is convenient and makes routes more ef-
ficient.
Andrea Leeth, also a UF senior, said she
probably won't the system.
"The bus comes every fifteen minutes,"
Leeth said. "So I just know to be out here."


SFCC changes name


Only Web site

reflects change

Editor's note: This story was origi-
nally published in the July 3 edition
of the Alligator.

By APRIL DUDASH
Alligator Staff Writer

Since the Florida College System
law went into effect July 1, SFCC is
going by its new name, "Santa Fe
College."
The bill permits a community
college to change its name and use
"college" if -it has been granted
the authority to award bachelor's
degrees, according to the Florida
Senate Web site.
SFC will offer two bachelor's
degrees, clinical laboratory science
and health, services management,
in fall 2009.
SFC has been offering four-year
degrees in collaboration with other
universities and colleges, including
Saint Leo University, for several
years, said SFC spokesman Larry
Keen.


All of Florida's 28 community
colleges now have the option of of-
fering bachelor's degrees.
SFC will go through a "pilot
year" along with other colleges dur-
ing which the state will determine
whether the college would ben-
efit from offering four-year degrees,
Keen said.
The state Legislature also asked
nine community colleges to work
on figuring out ways to fund the
new education system, said Anne
Kress, SFC provost
Santa Fe and vice president.
Co1lle For now, the col-
lege will simply
change its name on its Web site
links, Kress said.
The new domain name will be
www.sfcollege.edu.
Aside from online changes, Kress
said college officials aren't in a rush
to change tangible items like statio-
nery and signs.
"We're going to be very slow
on how we're going to implement
the actual physical brand change,"
Keen said.
Alligator Writer Christopher Myers.
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10, ALLIGATOR a MONDAY, AUGUST 25, 2008

SUMMER CATCH-UP

UF administration fires College of Medicine dean


Editor's note: This story was
originally published in the May
27 edition of the Alligator.

By ELIZABETH LEVA
and KATIE SANDERS
Alligator Staff Writers

Dr. Bruce Kone was removed
from his position as dean of UF's
College of Medicine May 22,
more than a month after his con-
troversial decision to overrule a
medical school admissions com-
mittee was made public.
Dr. Michael Good, formerly
the college's senior associate
dean for clinical affairs, was
made interim dean after taking
the helm as the college's acting
dean once Kone was fired.
Kone, who was selected as the
dean in May 2007, will retain a
faculty position in the depart-
ment of medicine in the division
of nephrology, according to an e-


mail sent by UF President Bernie
Machen and Doug Barrett, senior
vice president of health affairs.
Janine Sikes, UF spokeswom-
an, said Kone would retain the
salary he earned as dean in his
faculty position.
"Dr. Machen and Dr. Barrett
no longer have confidence in
Dean Kone's ability to lead the
College of Medicine," Sikes said.
Sikes would not comment
further, saying it was an internal
issue.
Good, an anesthesiologist,
joined the faculty in 1988 and
was a candidate for the dean
position during the spring 2007
search.
Now that he is interim dean,
Good's main task is to fill open
chair positions and search for
associate dean positions for the
college's education and research
programs.
He said he will encourage
faculty to work in teams across


departments to accomplish the
college's goals of training medi-
cal students, providing excellent
care for its patients and continu-
ing its research.
"It is the interim dean's job to
keep the college moving forward
and excelling in all its missions,"
he said.

under fire in ear-
ly April when it
was revealed
he admitted
a student the
college's admis-
sions committee
Kone rejected.
Sikes would
not say for sure if the decision to
remove Kone from his position
was related to the admissions
scandal.
"It is no one incident," she
said.
On April 4, Kone met with UF
officials to discuss his decision


to admit Benjamin Mendelsohn,
the son of a wealthy Republican
contributor who had not taken
the MCAT.
After the meeting, Kone sent
a critical e-mail to the officials,
including Machen and Barrett, in
response to their "pathetic" reac-
tion to the uproar.
"It's a small town. There are
small minds," he wrote.
"But for crap's sakes, and
speaking strictly as an alumnus,
wake up. You are talented. Start
leading."
On May 6, Kone apologized
for his e-mail at a College of
Medicine Faculty Council meet-
ing.
He sent out another e-mail
that night that summed up his
apology.
"It was disrespectful and
demeaning to our leaders, our
University, and our community,
and it was just plain wrong," he
wrote.


In the same e-mail, he revealed
some of Mendelsohn's qualifica-
tions that had not appeared in
media reports.
That list included a record of
civic and health policy leadership
and involvement in Northwestern
University's Honors Program in
Medical Education, which does
not require an MCAT.
"He meets the high academic
standards we have set for our
medical students," he said.
"He is every bit as qualified as
our Junior Honors students who
are so successful when they move
on to our medical school."
Calls and e-mails to Kone went
unreturned or were forwarded to
UF representatives.
Because the leak of
Mendelsohn's name to the media
may have violated federal privacy
laws, it sparked a UF investiga-
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Senate debates out-of-state Chomp the Vote director


By VICTORIA WINKLER
Alligator Contributing Writer

Can long-distance relation-
ships work? Student senators
proved they are once again will-
ing to find out.


With the controversy sur-
rounding Student Body Treasurer
Paul Drayton's ability to fulfill
his duties while interning in New
York City still fresh in senators'
minds, the Student Senate meet-
ing July 8 turned tumultuous


with the appointment of another
Student Government official cur-
rently out of state.
Senators debated Brett Roth's
ability to effectively fulfill his
duties as executive director of
Chomp the Vote, the agency in


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Student Senator Frank Bracco paces while Chomp the Vote Director Brett Roth explains his plans for the
program at the July 8 Student Senate meeting over the phone.


charge of mobilizing and regis-
tering student voters, while in-
terning in Washington, D.C.
Some argued because Roth
would not return to UF until
August, he would have less than
two months to get students reg-
istered before the end of voter
registration.
Some senators said Roth's
internship, which is with the
Republican National Committee,
shows improper partisanship for
an official in his position.
A nonpartisan student should
be entrusted with encouraging
students to vote, they argued.
Student Body President Kevin
Reilly, who made the appoint-
ment, said he is confident in
Roth's abilities to get students
registered -and remain nonpar-
tisan.
Sen. Jimmy Carlsen said the
position had been empty long
enough, and the Senate should
not wait any longer to fill it.
But not everyone was con-
vinced.
"I would hate to leave the
position unfilled any longer,
but filling it with someone in
Washington, D.C., is leaving it
unfilled as far as I'm concerned,"
said Sen. Eric Wolf.
"It's going to be a miracle if he
does a good job in such a short
time."


Sen. Frank Bracco, former
executive director of Chomp
the Vote, reached Roth by his
cell phone to clarify some of his
ideas.
A motiofi to suspend the rules
and "hear the man on the phone"
was passed, and in a repeat of the
Drayton debate, a disembodied
voice once again took the floor.
Roth proceeded to answer
questions from the senators on
his plans as director, which in-
clude encouraging students to
register with text message noti-
fications.
He also said because most stu-
dents are unsure of the address'to
put on voter registrations until
the fall, he would return in time
to do the most important work.
Although some senators re-
mained disappointed, Bracco
said in a phone interview July 9
that he was satisfied with the ap-
pointment.
"After I got clarification of his
ideas, I was pleased, but the fact
that the administration did not
want to give clarification was
troubling to me," he said.
"If students who have helped
make Chomp the Vote what it is
have concerns, shouldn't their
concerns be addressed?"
Editor's note: This story was
originally published in the July 10
edition of the Alligator.


UF Bookstore gives discount in lieu of tax-free days


Editor's note: This story was originally
published in the Aug. 7 edition of the
Alligator.

By MAGGIE LAWRENCE
Alligator Contributing Writer

In absence of this year's back-to-school
tax-free days, Student Government and
the UF Bookstore will be offering one
day of relief to students purchasing their


textbooks.
The UF Bookstore is sponsoring a
Textbook Sales Relief Day by providing a
6.25 percent discount on textbooks bought
at the store from open to close today, ac-
cording to an SG news release.
An annual nine-day exemption from
sales tax on books, clothing and school
supplies has been implemented in Florida
since 1998, according to the Florida Senate
Web site.
It started as an effort to provide relief


to families with schoolchildren, the Web
site stated.
The only time the tax-free days were cut
were in 2002 and 2003.
Summer A bill proposing the
back-to-school holiday this
year died in the House and
Senate in May following
many concerns about the loss of revenue
to the state government after budget cuts,
according to the Florida House and Senate
Web sites.


Florida's economy has been in a down-
turn since spring.
Student Body President Kevin Reilly
said SG organized the event because text-
books are a major expense for students at
the beginning of the semester.
"We've worked very hard with the state
to pass some of the textbook reform bills
they've passed recently," Reilly said.
"This is just another way we can help
make textbooks more affordable to stu-
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SUMMER CATCH-UP

Iraqi students stop in Gainesville during U.S. tour


Editor's note: This story was originally
published in the Aug. 5 edition of the
Alligator.

By APRIL DUDASH
Alligator Staff Writer

A group of Iraqi students spent the last
two weeks of July in Gainesville as part of
a month-long trip to the U.S.
The Gainesville chapter of Sister Cities
International, a nonprofit organization that
establishes partnerships between U.S. and
international cities, planned the trip.
Gainesville has been a sister city to
Duhok, Iraq, for about two years.
The high school students, aged 17 and
18, came from various Iraqi cities.
"It was a real mix or snapshot of the Iraqi
country," said Patrick Madden, president
and CEO of Sister Cities International.
Gainesville is among nine U.S. cities
with Iraqi sister cities.
"This whole program is about exposing
the students to American life and culture,"
Madden said.
Steve Kalishman, president of the Sister
City Program of Gainesville, said the goal
was to have the young men and women
experience Gainesville as typical American
teenagers.
During their travels in the U.S., the stu-
dents stayed in hotels while visiting Kansas


City, Mo., but stayed with host families in
Gainesville an experience Kalishman de-
scribed as "the heart of the program."
UF medical student Avan Armaghani,
21, is a member of a host family that took in
three Iraqi students.
Armaghani's family is originally from
Iraq, and she visited the country in 2005
and 2006.
"It was really special to be able to have
these kids here because we share this com-
mon bond," Armaghani said.
As a host, she spent time with the stu-
dents and drove them to their scheduled
Gainesville activities, which included
visiting the Hippodrome Theatre, Lake
Wauburg and City Hall.
"I kind of served as the soccer mom for
the time being," Armaghani said.
The students had never been to a movie
theater, so they went to see "Mamma Mia."
The students valued outings that
-Americans often take for granted,
Armaghani said.
She said she enjoyed the students' obser-
vations, such as their interest in bike lanes
and merchandise receipts at stores.
Madden said he believes the students
changed their opinions of Americans, who
some felt would be standoffish.
While flying to their first destination,
Kansas City, Mo., to attend a youth confer-
ence, the students said they were surprised


"We have a lot more in common
than we have different."
Patrick Madden
Sister Cities International
president and CEO

when Americans talked to them.
When the program mixed American and
Iraqi students together, they talked about
the same things: their school curriculum,
what's on TV and what's on their iPods,
Madden said.
"We have a lot more in common than we
have different," he said.
Besides sharing light-hearted moments,
Kalishman said the Iraqi students also
shared "horror stories" of growing up in
Iraq.
He said some students have witnessed
terrible displays in the streets back in Iraq,
such as beheaded, bullet-riddled bodies in
the streets, car bombings, and people being
rounded up, tied together and burned to
death.
Most of them have lost at least one fami-
ly member or friend; many have lost more.
"It's just been horrific for kids to have
to grow up like that," Kalishman said. "The
fact that they came here and seem well-ad-
justed and fine is just amazing to me."
A high level of security surrounded
the Iraqi students while they visited


Gainesville.
No one involved with the program was
allowed to reveal where the students live in
Iraq, their names, ages or physical descrip-
tions.
Some people in Iraq might attack the
students and their families if they knew
they were associating with Americans,
Madden said.
"We're trying to protect their identities
and their images in a world where every-
one has a camera and everything can be
put on the Internet and disseminated very
easily," Kalishman said.
Kalishman said the fact that Iraqi stu-
dents visited was a noteworthy event.
"This would have been national news
if we had the opportunity to promote it,"
he said.
Despite increased security measures in
Iraq, Kalishman said he wants to help plan
a trip to Duhok, Iraq, for Gainesville resi-
dents next summer.
SFC students, UF students and host
families have expressed interest in travel-
ing overseas and visiting the students they
now call friends.
"I would be more than willing to go be-
cause these kids are really amazing kids,"
Armaghani said.
"They're very inspiring, and I would
absolutely love to see them again and be
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UF president may travel to Iran


* MACHEN WOULD JOIN OTHER
UNIVERSITY PRESIDENTS.
Editor's Note: This story was origi-
nally published in the Aug. 5 edition
of the Alligator.

By KRISTEN HUFF
Alligator Writer

UF President Bernie Machen might
be among many Gators packing their
bags for a study abroad stint this fall.
Machen accepted an invitation
from the Association of American
Universities, or AAU, to serve as a
delegate to Iran in mid-November.
The AAU works to advance the
international standing of U.S. re-
search universities, according to its
Web site.
Delegates were selected based on
recommendations from Iranian uni-
versity presidents, who initiated the
exchange, Speicher said.
Machen said Iran has a well-de-
veloped system of higher education,
which will enable the universities to
learn from one another during the
weeklong trip.
However, Machen said the trip is
contingent on the political climate in
Iran, so it's not guaranteed to hap-
pen.
"I'm not going to go if it's too dan-
gerous," he said.
Machen made a point to emphasize
that politics would not be involved in
the discussions.
"The people organizing the trip be-
lieve that there are real scientific inter-


Edward Izqulero. Alligator
UF President Bernie Machen answers questions Monday afternoon in a
conference room at the president's office in Tigert Hall.


ests that could be furthered," he said.
"If that's not what's going to happen,
then we're not going."
While politics won't be discussed,
they will play a role in Machen's
travel plans.
Although the trip has the blessing
of the U.S. government, it is against
Florida law for university funds to be
used toward travel to countries un-
der "terrorist watch," which include
Venezuela, Cuba and Iran, he said.
Machen said he would pay his own
way.
Presidents from other public and
private American universities will
join Machen, but the list of delegates


isn't finalized yet, said Ann Speicher,
AAU associate vice president of pub-
lic affairs.
Wives of university presidents
were also invited. Machen said his
wife, Chris, plans to join him if the
trip takes place.
Delegates were selected based on
recommendations from the Iranian
university presidents, who initiated
the exchange, Speicher said.
Machen is optimistic about what
can be accomplished in the trip.
"I do believe that the United States
can help other countries and learn
from other countries working at this
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Editor's note: This story was originally pub-
lished in the July 3 edition of the Alligator.

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Grab your cowboy hats and blue suede
shoes, Gators.
Jon Reep, the winner of the fifth season of
NBC's "Last Comic Standing" and the self-pro-
claimed "best redneck dancer since
Gator Elvis," will perform his family-
Growl friendly, southern-themed comedy
act at this year's 85th annual Gator
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This year's Homecoming event, titled
"Gator Growl: Road to the Swamp," will be
held Oct. 24, the night before the Gators foot-
ball team takes on the.University of Kentucky.
Gator Growl is billed as the largest student-
run pep rally in the world.
Reep has had many television and movie
appearances, including Comedy Central's
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MONDAY, AUGUST 25, 2008 E ALLIGATOR, 15


Gainesville is for lovers


Student vexed by local changes after long absence
By DOMINICK TAO many people, a place where grandpa and during with maps and lanyards. The day-
Alligator Staff Writer grandma grads can go on for hours about labor guys on street comers, waving signs
their alma mater and the city it couldn't do advertising cheap liquor and mattresses,
The place is an alcoholic and a hippie, without. chicken wings and laundry service. The
a scenester and a sports star, a handbag- For others, it's where they find their subtle pleasure of getting a thrill out of
crazy nature freak as at ease in the library husband or wife, where they experience seeing a Gators license plate or bumper
as in a disco, first keggers, toe-curling orgasms or sticker and then realizing that here, that's
It's a town of around 100,000 that fills a nights away from home. the natural way of things.
stadium holding nearly as many weekend They'll never forget the smell of those
after weekend every fall. first dorm rooms, the sight of an under- "The feeling was like visiting home
It has an indefinable essence, the kind wear run or the endless sea of game-day from college only to find that your
of easy charm that has seduced artists of orange and blue. parents had moved, and the new
every chord, from our era's folkie giants, But a constant remains for all but the
like Bo Diddley, Tom Petty and Sister few who have a falling-out with the city: house doesn't have
Hazel, to the cutthroat flashpan of top-40 It's the place where they grew more than a room for you."
fame, like Less Than Jake and Against Me! they ever had before, where red bricks and
It's a mecca for a religion of pigskin and old trees and a long-painted wall become
Heisman heroes, with roots in a tiny place more than they actually are. I also rode around to get reacquainted.
called Hogtown, once upon a time just a That's Gainesville. This fall is different from any other I've
little railroad stop skirted by Civil War And I'm in love with the place. had with Gainesville. It is my.last as a stu-
ik;_,h *** dent, and for the past nine months, I have


s rms es.LL .
The city runs on a fuel of human experi-
ence, year after year of fresh-faced teenag-
ers, a late-summer bloom of new minds
ready or not to plunge into a place that
becomes, for many, more than a degree
factory.
Somehow, four years on, the city and
Sits surroundings stop feeling like an inani-
mate municipality.
It becomes an old friend, a love, a study
partner and a drinking buddy.
It's a cradle for so many firsts for so


Four years ago this week, I moved into
my first UF dorm room. Prior to that, I had
visited Gainesville one time before college,
and that was for the tour.
Since then, I've grown ana changed. So
has the city.
Then something happened. Upon my
return from summertime last week, I
rode my bicycle up and down streets for
hours and miles just to bask in the glow of
Gainesville during a semester start.
The excited clusters of freshmen wan-


been out of town, gallivanting with the
likes of Miami and St. Petersburg, work-
ing for newspapers.
For someone who swallowed the Kool-
Aid long ago and dreams about University
Avenue some nights surreal visions of 2
a.m. bar crowds and racing to class on my
Cannondale but never making it no matter
how hard I pedal nine months is an era
come and gone.
So the rush I felt when I finally settled
back a few days ago was like embracing a
lover after too long a separation.


Then reality set in.
While distance may make the heart
grow fonder, time changes all things. I'd
been gone long enough that the city had
gone on without me.
The feeling was like visiting home from
college only to find that your parents had
moved, and the new house doesn't have a
room for you.
Every day since has been a rediscovery
of a friend I thought I knew so well.
While I'm still struck by reminders
of why I feel so connected to this place
(Burrito Brothers and the crisp smell of
campus after a good downpour), I notice
new things at an astonishing pace. And
while these changes may be hardly earth-
shattering .for some, even called prog-
ress by others, for a guy like me who's
enamored with the idiosyncratic and au
natural beauty of the place, they can be
unsettling.
The trail of change began far from
Gainesville itself, beaming into my car
over the airwaves as I drove up 1-75.
I always knew I was close to the city
when I could hit the No. 2 preset on my
Pathfinder's stereo and fill the cabin with
the eclectic joys of 100.5 The Buzz.
This time, I got an earful of top-40 rock
and teenybopper punk.'
A year ago, the Buzz's advertise-
ments decried Linkin Park, Staind and
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Luxury apartments, mainstream radio, store chains trigger nostalgia for city


G-VILLE, from page 15

that dog s***."
The station needed to broaden
its audience and turn a profit,
I know. But that little piece of
Gainesville I loved was still gone
as fast as it took me to reset No. 2
to National Public Radio.


Merging off the freeway and
onto Archer Road, the theme of
bigger, nicer and name-branded
snapped into an even sharper
focus.
I found that the Indian Cuisine
mom-and-pop store on Archer
was shuttered, its little strip-mall
earmarked for upscale redevel-


opment, including a Shane's Rib
Shack, the southern cousin of
Moe's Southwest Grill.
Adjacent to the place, a Kohl's
department store so close to
opening that workers were ar-
ranging clothing racks inside
- had sprung up from a vacant
parking lot in little more than a


Anarew ian/ Alnigator
Dominick Tao, right, paints a section of the 34th Street Wall with friend Damiem Chamness. The mes-
sage they painted read, "Our years together seem so brief because there haven't been nearly enough."


semester.
Not that these new places
won't be useful to people (the
spot where the department store
was erected had been vacant for
months, the site of a sagging old
Win-Dixie, and Indian Cuisine
was able to set up shop down
the road), but they represented
change, commercialization.
And change, especially the
elimination of things that can't be
reproduced anywhere else, can
be scary.
So the sight of yet another
Dunkin' Donuts an icon for
brand uniformity and conformity
I've tasted from L.A. to Bangkok
- going up at Archer and 34th
Street stung me with a pang of
loss, rational or not.
Then there were the housing
developments.
The Bartram apartments
standing pretty where the dilapi-
dated Gatorwood once sagged.
The half-dozen new condo mul-
tiplexes slowly eating away the
student ghetto and its quaint
houses and storied tree-lined
streets. The stalled University
Corners project that has left a
two-block corner of University
Avenue rubble-strewn and use-
less for two years. The concrete
skeleton of University Club, also
languishing in a state of construc-
tion limbo across from Ben Hill
Griffin, Stadium, like a tombstone
for the typically old-Gainesville
haunt of Dirty Birds an always


fun hole-in-the wall beer shack.
For a guy who has lived in ev-
ery kind of traditional Gainesville
abode the Simpson Hall dorms,
the student suburbs of Lexington
Crossing, a 400-square-foot stu-
dent-ghetto hovel apartment to a
house with a big tree-filled back-
yard this strange, new and
expensive phenomenon of multi-
story, multi-million-dollar condo
construction is scary indeed.
Maybe it's the authors I read
- Carl Hiaasen, Jeff Klinkenberg
and Thomas McGuane, all la-
menters of the de-florification
of Florida. Maybe it's all the
time I've spent lounging around
the student ghetto, cycling
through San Felasco Hammock
and Paynes Prairie or sitting
cross-legged in the Plaza of the
Americas with a plate of Krishna
food.
Maybe it's just coming back
to Gainesville and recognizing
something that's been there all
along.
Upon my return this final fall,
the development of Gainesville
sprung at me like a big, loud ad
for some new wonder drug or
He-Man truck or sex, sex, sex
deodorant body spray.
While my memories are set
and safe, I wonder if the type
of relationship I have with
Gainesville will have a place in
the lives of those thousands of
students yet to meet this one-of-
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Machen unveils plans for UF's $47 million budget cut


Editor's note: The original budget story
was published in the May 13 edition of
the Alligator. It has since been updated.

By KATIE SANDERS
Alligator Staff Writer
Long-anticipated plans to slash the univer-
sity's budget by $47 million were announced
in early May by UF President Bernie Machen.
The plans attracted criticism from some
faculty and students who felt some decisions
about layoffs and program closures, mainly in
the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, were
made without adequate input from faculty.
All colleges and administrative units were
instructed in spring to prepare their budgets
for a 6 percent cut.
The $47 million cut, in addition to the $22
million UF absorbed in October, makes UF's
general revenue budget $69 million less than
last year's.
The original plan called for about 430 fac-
ulty and staff positions to be cut, which would
have resulted in about 20 faculty and 118 staff
layoffs. However, the latest layoff count is
down to eight faculty and 68 staff employees.
No tenured faculty members were laid off.
While the number of layoffs has decreased,


the number of faculty and staff leaving UF and
other Florida public universities has been on
the rise. Some have left willingly for jobs in
states with a rosier economic picture in what
has been coined a "brain drain."
Despite the layoffs, Machen said UF ex-
pects to hire 15 to 20 more faculty members,
in the 2008-2009 academic year because of
money earned from the Differential Tuition
Program, which allows UF to incrementally
raise tuition 40 percent over four years start-
ing with this fall's freshman class. A 6 percent
tuition boost from the state Legislature and
the 9 percent boost from UF will increase UF's
tuition by 15 percent this fall.
The program stipulates that the money
earned from differential tuition be spent to-
ward hiring more faculty members in colleges
where student demand is highest, he said. It
cannot be spent to retain faculty slated to lose
their jobs.
With the program, Machen said he could
hire 150 professors and counselors over four
years.
Plans to lower enrollment by 1,000 students
each year for the next four years were also re-
leased. The reduction was made this year by
cutting the number of transfer students UF
accepted for the upcoming fall by one-third,
or 1,000 students.


"Faculty are the intellectual re-
source of the university. We have
to have the capacity to fill some
vacant positions over time."
Jimmy Cheek
IFAS senior vice president

UF's security initiatives were spared from
the cuts, a move Machen said was an obvious
decision in light of recent U.S. college-campus
shootings. Library funds were not cut because
they are a necessity to many academic pro-
grams, he said.
CLAS cut $5.97 million from its budget,
the second-largest amount of all units. CLAS
expected 17 staff and 16 faculty layoffs, but
that decreased.
The college also shuffled a few departments
to save on administrative costs: Sociology was
absorbed into the criminology department,
all foreign languages were merged into two
departments, and the zoology, botany and
biology departments were combined.
Courses in Korean and Vietnamese lan-
guages were cut.
The college's doctoral programs in French,
philosophy and German were originally


planned to be eliminated, but Machen an-
nounced during a May 14 Board of Trustees
telephone conference that CLAS could keep
the programs as long as they did not admit
students for three years starting with the 2009-
2010 academic year.
After hearing faculty and student opposi-
tion to other parts of the plan, the trustees
granted Machen -a 60-day extension to con-
sider alternative solutions that would cut the
same amount of money. No other significant
adjustments were made.
Although rumors swirled in the spring that
Machen would oversee a disproportionate
cut to the Institute of Food and Agricultural
Sciences, the department took a 6 percent cut
like every other unit. That cut resulted in a
$9.5 million loss in state funding for next year,
which was the largest monetary cut taken by
any department.
No IFAS faculty were laid off, but about 66
staff members lost their jobs.
Jimmy Cheek, senior vice president of
IFAS, said in a May interview that retaining
faculty was his highest priority when deciding
what to eliminate and what to protect.
"Faculty are the intellectual resource of the
university," Cheek said.
"We have to have the capacity to fill some
vacant positions over time."


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Bus changes debated


Changes will

affect students

Editor's note: This story was
originally published in the July 17
edition of the Alligator.

By CHRISTOPHER MYERS
Alligator Writer
Gainesville residents voiced con-
cerns July 15 regarding the reduction
of Regional Transit System bus routes
and an increase in fares that may take
effect this fall.
At a City Commission meeting,
RTS officials made it clear that rising
gas prices forced RTS to reduce its
operating cost.
Frank Bracco, a UF senior and
student senator, said the new system
would shift much of the operating
cost to UF students while cutting
some of their services.
"When students arrive in the fall,


they are going to see their services
cut and be sitting at a bus stop won-
dering how the heck they are going
to get to class and how the heck they
are going to get home," Bracco said.
UF spokeswoman Janine Sikes
said UF generates about $9.2 million
for RTS per year.
City spokesman Bob Woods said
RTS projects its deficit this year to
be around $1.5 million. About $1.3
million of that comes from increased
fuel prices.
On campus, the frequency of
routes 122 and 126 would be reduced,
and the Lake Wauburg shuttle would
be eliminated.
Sikes said students are paying
$5.40 per credit hour to use RTS.
This will increase to $6.11 in the
fall, which means students will pay
$73.32 for a 12-credit semester.
Doug Robinson, chief transit plan-
ner at RTS, said it's impossible to
cover the operations costs by increas-
ing bus fares because they only cover
a small portion of operating costs.
"I wish it were that simple," he
said.


RTS to up fares, cut routes


Editor's note: This story was originally
published in the July 15 edition of the
Alligator.

By ZAHARA ZAHAV
Alligator Writer

Riders may have to wait twice as long for
a bus ride in August and have to use extra
change to cover an increased fare price.
The Regional Transit System announced
a proposal in a news release July 14 to re-
duce the frequency of buses on 12 routes
around the city and completely discontinue
service for two.
The release also stated that RTS may be-
gin charging riders $1.25 as opposed to the
current $1 fare.
City spokesman Bob Woods. said to
avoid a deficit next year, changes such as
decreased services and increased fares have
to be implemented, though such changes


are projected to raise only about $200,000.
He said the city would also seek ad-
ditional funding from private contributors
and the state or federal government.
Routes that would be affected by the
city's proposed changes were chosen be-
cause they had the lowest number of riders
an hour, the release stated.
Most revised routes would
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begin classes on August 18, 2008, and both UF and Santa Fe Community College open
their doors for the Fall Semester on August 25, 2008. The Alachua County Sheriff's
Office would like to offer some tips and information to make the back to school transition
a little easier.
For our young children:
If you walk or ride a bike, look in all directions before crossing the street.
NEVER cross against the light. Cross streets with a buddy. Always walk bikes
through intersections and have a safe place away from traffic to wait for the bus.
For our high school students:
If you drive to school, please be aware that teen drivers are four times more
likely to be involved in a fatal crash than more experienced drivers. If you are
a student driver, please buckle up, obey the speed limit, and NEVER drink and
drive.
For our college students:
It is important to note that the number one crime on campus is theft. Theft is
a crime of opportunity, so take precautions to never leave your personal items
unsecured. Utilize the buddy system or carry a cell phone if you jog. Make
sure someone knows where you will be if you go out alone.

The Alachua County Sheriff's Office would also like to remind out-of-area.
students that Florida Statute requires all residents to update their address with
the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles within ten (10)
days of moving. The Gainesville office is located at 5830 NW 34'h Street. Their
phone number is 352-955-2111. DHSMV also has online services available at
http://www.hsmv.state.fl.us. For additional information about our programs and
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UF removes dining hall trays to conserve food, water


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Students are ditching trays and juggling
plates at UF dining halls as part of a campus
sustainability effort.
Trays were removed from Gator Comer
Dining Center last week as part of an effort


by Gator Dining to cut down on wasted food
and water, said Susanne Lewis, Gator Dining
Services sustainability coordinator, in an
e-mail.
Students throw less food away when they
don't use trays, and dining halls use less water
when there are no trays to wash, according
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according to Lewis.
Trays are still available at UF, however.
They are still used during Preview, and if a
student requests a tray at one of the dining
halls, he or she will be given one, Lewis said.
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SUMMER CATCH-UP

Former CLAS interim dean selected as UF provost


Editor's note: This story was
originally published in the May
13 edition of the Alligator.

By KATIE SANDERS
Alligator Staff Writer

Joseph Glover, former interim
dean of the College of Liberal
Arts and Sciences, became UF's
provost on July 1.
.Glover will replace Janie
Fouke, who announced her resig-
nation in March.


Glover, whose promotion was
announced May 2, signed a three-
year contract as provost and will
receive $300,000 a year, according
to a UF news release.
UF President Bernie Machen
touted Glover's more than 25-
year history at UF and familiar-
ity with the state's budget in a
May 2 e-mail sent to faculty and
staff as reason to hire him for the
position instead of conducting a
national search:
"He has the perfect combina-
tion of foresight and institutional


memory, and that makes him
the ideal person for this job,"
Machen wrote.
In a tele-
phone interview
May 8, Glover
said he hopes to
focus his atten-
tion as provost
toward improv-
Glover ing the climate
of undergradu-
ate education and improving
UF's graduation rates.
Glover has served as the in-


terim CLAS dean since January
2007. He was eligible to become
the college's permanent dean,
but Paul D'Anieri, a University
of Kansas official, was chosen
to head the college instead.
Before leading UF's largest col-
lege, Glover was associate pro-
vost for six years and spent nine
months as interim provost from
December 2004 to August 2005.
Glover joined UF's faculty in
1982 as an assistant professor in
the department of mathematics,
and he was department chairman


from 1993 to 1998.
He also served as associate
dean for faculty affairs of CLAS
from 1998 to 2001.
Glover said one of the advan-
tages of spending time in the
provost's office is that he came
into contact with all segments
of UF. "Usually when you're a
department chair or a dean, you
come to know one college fairly
intimately," he said.
"I feel that I have a pretty good
understanding of a wide variety
of units across the university."


Pi Kappa Phi suspended following hazing allegations


Editor's note: This story was originally
published in the Aug. 5 edition of the
Alligator.

By KRISTEN HUFF
Alligator Writer

UF's chapter of the Pi Kappa Phi
Fraternity was suspended for four years
June 27 following allegations that mem-
bers of the fall 2007 pledge class were
forced to do hours of physical activity and
consume large amounts of alcohol as part


of hazing rituals.
In a recommendation sent to Mary
Kay Carodine, senior associate dean of
students, the UF Greek Judicial Board sug-
gested the fraternity be suspended for two
years.
Carodine said after reviewing the
board's report, it was evident that the
fraternity's culture of hazing would need
more than two years to fix.
The fraternity will not have an on-
campus house, recruit new members or
participate in philanthropies as part its
punishment.


The report stated that the fraternity
violated the Student Code of Conduct by
conducting hazing resulting in physical
or other harm and distribution of alcohol.
The fraternity accepted responsibility for
the charges without disput-
Summer ing allegations in the report.
atch-up In one event, new mem-
bers had to collectively fin-
ish two handles of Jim Beam
whiskey and a keg.
UF senior Lyle Long was president of
the fraternity at the ime of the incidents..
Long said he was never present at any


rituals, but knew they might be happen-
ing. He said he was working to change it,
but some members resisted.
He said his biggest mistake was not
viewing UF as a tool to stop hazing.
Jordan Whiddon, a member of.the fall
2007 pledge class, said new members al-
ways had the option not to participate in
the events taking place, but he agreed that
UF should have intervened.
"I think the times of having to prove
yourself to other people are over, and I'm
glad the university is making sure no one's
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UF students' party habits earn No. i national ranking


Editor's note: This story was originally
published in the July 29 edition of the
Alligator.

By THOMAS STEWART
Alligator Contributing Writer

Gainesville may not have won ESPN's
TitleTown USA contest, but UF students still
have something to party about.
On July 28, the Princeton Review named
UF the No. 1 party school in the nation.
The infamous ranking, based on 120,000
student surveys from 368 colleges, means
UF has high levels of drug and alcohol use,
a popular Greek system and students who
don't spend much time studying, according
to survey results.
This is the first time in the 17-year his-
tory of the ranking that UF has earned the
top spot. Last year, UF was ranked No. 4.


The highest ranking UF achieved before this
year was No. 2 in 1999.
UF's two NCAA basketball champion-
ships and one national football champion-
ship in the past few years likely contrib-
uted to this year's No. 1 ranking, said Steve
Orlando, UF spokesman.
"If (the ranking) means our students
know how to have a good time, we knew
that already," Orlando said.
He was quick to point out that UF stu-
dents may play hard, but they know how to
work hard as well. He said UF's incoming
freshmen have average SAT scores of 1300
out of 1600,and high school GPAs exceed-
ing 4.0.
Soon after his 2003 arrival, UF President
Bernie Machen launched a campaign to curb
underage and binge drinking.
The campaign included banning liquor
ads at campus venues and in UF television
productions. Machen also canceled Lex &


"If (the ranking) means our stu-
dents know how to have a good
time, we knew that already."
Steve Orlando
UF spokesman

Terry, a syndicated radio show with a live
drinking segment, from WRUF, and he criti-
cized all-you-can-drink specials at bars.
Being a top party school is just one
of 62 rankings included in "The Best 368
Colleges," a yearly book aimed at provid-
ing information for college-bound students
and families. The 2009 edition went on sale
July 29.
Robert Franek, author of the book, said
it helps to prompt discussion at colleges un-
happy with their rankings.
For example, he said the University of
Colorado at Boulder was ranked as the top


party school four years ago and implement-
ed policies to reverse that ranking. This year,
the university was ranked No. 13 on the list
of party schools.
UF had two more No. 1 finishes in the
book's other rankings. These were in catego-
ries labeled Students Study the Least and
Students Pack the Stadiums.
The Students Study the Least category
was based on the reported number of hours
students study per day outside of class, and
the Students Pack the Stadium category was
based on responses to questions about the
popularity of intercollegiate sports.
Dennis Sison, a UF nutritional science
junior, said UF's rankings as both the top
party school and the school that studies the
least actually shows the intelligence of UF
students.
"We don't even need to study that much,"
Sison said. "We know that we'll still get the
grade, even with a hangover."


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Sheriff burns evidence


Editor's note: This story was original-
ly published in the June 19 edition of
the Alligator. For the catch-up version
of this story, the evidence depart-
ment of the Alachua County Sheriff's
Office could not be reached for
confirmation that the evidence was
destroyed.

By APRIL DUDASH
Alligator Staff Writer

As of mid- June, the Alachua
County Sheriff's Office planned to
destroy truckloads of evidence used
in the Danny Rolling murder case by
the end of the month.
The murder case was officially
closed when Rolling, who brutally
murdered five Gainesville college
students during the first week of the
fall semester in 1990, was executed in
2006.
"That's about as final as it can
get," said Lt. Stephen Maynard, the
sheriff's office spokesman.
Thousands of items used as
evidence had been kept in a secure
evidence vault at the sheriff's office,
Maynard said. The items were to be
incinerated locally at a confidential
location.
"It's going to be a big job," he said.
Sheriff's office staff had to trans-
port the items and account for each


one as it was incinerated so they could
say they witnessed its destruction.
Items included clothing, receipts,
fingerprints, DNA evidence and car-
pet.
"Anything we thought we might
need, we took it."
Lt. Stephen Maynard
sheriff's office spokesman

The sheriff's office even had slid-
ing glass doors that Rolling removed
hinges from to get into an apartment
where he committed one of his mur-
ders, Maynard said.
"Anything we thought we might
need, we took it," he said.
The families of the victims
- Christina Powell, Sonja Larson,
Christa Hoyt, Tracy Paules and
Manny Taboada as well as relatives
of Rolling, were notified so they could
collect any items they were legally en-
titled to keep, Maynard said.
They were able to collect what they
wanted during the past year, but only
a fraction of the evidence was taken,
such as family photographs that were
on the shelves in the victims' apart-
ments, he said.
Other items, including furniture
and clothing, were not taken because
of the painful memories associated
with them, he said.


Faculty flee for higher pay


Editor's note: This story was originally
published in the May 20 edition of the
Alligator.

BY ELIZABETH LEVA
Alligator Contributing Writer

Budget cuts are costing UF something
more valuable than $47 million: its faculty
and staff.
Some UF employees are leaving
Gainesville in search of more stable admin-
istrations, better pay and brighter futures.
Marc Hoit, UF's interim chief informa-
tion officer, will be one of the first to go. He
will join North Carolina State University on
Sept. 1.
When Hoit began his UF career in 1984,
he told his wife that if a better career oppor-
tunity came up somewhere else, he would
take it.
For 24 years, the best opportunity has
been at UF. But times have changed.
Hoit will leave to become information
technology vice president and chief infor-
mation officer at NC State.
He is heading north because of the toll
budget cuts are taking on the UF commu-
nity.
Hoit is not alone. He said universities
looking to hire are jumping at the chance to
employ UF faculty and staff members who
were not ready to leave before now.
David Figlio, UF economics professor,
will move from his endowed chair position


to another at Northwestern University this
fall.
Although Figlio will technically be on
sabbatical from UF, he said he is almost
certain he will stay at Northwestern once
the year is complete.
Figlio said he received many offers dur-
ing his decade of employment at UF but
never considered any until now.
While Figlio will receive a higher sal-
ary from Northwestern University, he said
what he values most is a university's future
and UF's has
U F changed.
Administration "When a uni-
versity faces bud-
getary issues over
a couple years, it jeopardizes its ability to
hire outstanding faculty members," Figlio
said.
Chris Slobogin, UF law professor, will
also end his 25-year career at UF to begin a
new professorship at Vanderbilt University
Law School.
These employees, who announced their
resignation as a result of budget cuts, said
they know others who have threatened to
do the same.
Kyle Cavanaugh, senior vice president
for administration, said he understands
there are severe consequences to budget
cuts.
"Clearly the current budget situation
is one that has all of us concerned about
our ability to recruit and retain faculty,"
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UF saving reserve funds


* The $131 million was not used to
prevent faculty and staff layoffs.

Editor's note: This story was originally
published in the May 29 edition of the
Alligator.

By KATIE SANDERS
Alligator Staff Writer

A report released early this summer re-
vealed that UF had almost $131 million in
unrestricted funds at the end of the 2007
fiscal year none of which was used to
offset a $47 million budget cut in July.
The United Faculty of Florida, the
state's higher-education faculty union,
commissioned the report, which was
first publicized in a May 28 article in The
Gainesville Sun.
It has incited leaders of UF's faculty
and graduate student unions to question
whether digging into the "rainy-day
fund" could prevent roughly 130 UF fac-
ulty and staff layoffs.
John Biro, president of UF's chapter of
the union, said UF officials are obligated
to explain why the reserves, which are up
to the discretion of the Board of Trustees,
aren't being spent to prevent layoffs.
Steve Orlando, UF spokesman, said the
$130.9 million in 2007 reserves were not
tapped because the money is committed
to other projects.
He said $85 million is being used to
fund initiatives such as purchasing com-


puters every seven years and supporting
UF's sustainable building program. UF is
required to keep the remaining $45 mil-
lion for one-time, unexpected expenses,
such as a hurricane, he said.
He said it would be irresponsible to
use the money for recurring expenses,
such as payroll. But Biro disagrees.
"I think people should come before
equipment," he said.
Leroy Dubeck, a Temple University
physics professor, created the report.
He said he was surprised to learn UF
did not channel any of its unrestricted
reserves to avoid layoffs
because of the fund's
growth since 2003 and
because economic
downturns only last a
few years.
He used UF's annual
financial audits to the
Orlando Florida Auditor General
from 2003 to 2007 to determine that UF
was in excellent financial condition by the
end of June 30, 2007.
Bret Seferian, vice president of the bar-
gaining council for Graduate Assistants
United, said Dubeck's conclusion is in-
consistent with how UF is representing
itself in light of recent budget cuts. The
report has only made GAU members
more suspicious of UF administration,
Seferian said.
"Now is the time to use your rainy-day
fund," he said. "If you never use them,
then they never serve a purpose."


UF gyms to scan hands


Editor's note: This story was origi-
nally published in the July 31 edi-
tion of the Alligator.

By THOMAS STEWART
Alligator Contributing Writer

UF Students have mixed reviews
for technology that will soon require
them to scan their hands before en-
tering campus gyms.
David Bowles, director of
Recreational Sports at UF, said in-
stalling hand scanners in campus
gyms will eliminate the need for
students to bring their Gator 1 Cards
along for their workouts.
David Stopka, UF's associate di-
rector for facility operations, said the
scanning system will cost between
$35,000 and $50,000 at each fitness
location.
Stopka said he's not sure yet
where the money will come from,
but UF may decide to delay resurfac-
ing some tennis courts in order to
cover the cost of the scanners.
The scanners will be installed in
the lobby of the Student Recreation
and Fitness Center in September,
Bowles said.
Students will be required to scan
their hands in order to gain access to


the rest of the building and will have
to enter their UFID numbers as well,
he said.
There are plans to install the scan-
ners at Southwest Recreation Center,
but that could be postponed until
spring 2011 because of the gym's
renovations, he said.
Kiranmai Durvasula, a UF chemi-
cal engineering PhD student, said
she thinks the scanners are a waste
of money.
"It's not like there isn't enough
man power to just check the IDs,"
Durvasula said.
On Bowles said the scan-
Campus ners will also prevent
non-students from en-
tering the gyms.
The software will include updated
technology that can differentiate be-
tween current and former students,
he said.
Initially, students will be able to
register their hand profiles at the
gym, he said. In the future, however,
they will have to register at Gator 1
Central in the Reitz Union,
Hand scanners are being used
at other universities, such as the
.University of Georgia and the
University of Richmond, Stopka
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Campus limits scooter access


Editor's note: This story was originally published in
the July 8 edition of the Alligator.

By KATIE SANDERS
Alligator Staff Writer
Starting today, the auto-free zone of campus,
which is marked off by gates during the day to mini-
mize traffic, is off-limits to motorcycles and scooters
as well as personal vehicles, said Ron Fuller, assistant
director of UF's Transportation and Parking Services.
Fuller said the penalty for driving a scooter in the
zone during restricted hours could amount to a $50
fine this fall, up from $35 last year.
Fuller said the decision to block scooters from the
busiest part of campus was mostly to protect pedes-
trians.
Despite increased decal rates and the push outside
of the auto-free zone, Fuller said scooters are still the
best set of motor-powered wheels a student could
drive on campus.
Fuller said a recent survey showed that students


on scooters don't just park in one spot for the day
but make multiple trips throughout campus at their
convenience.
There are nearly 170 spaces in the four scooter
parking lots within the zone, including areas on the
Peabody service drive, the south end zone of Ben Hill
Griffin Stadium, outside Dauer Hall and outside the
infirmary.
However, about 270 spots will be available outside
of the zone, he said, which will actually
Summer create about 100 more parking spots
Catch-Up for motorcycles and scooters.
More spots will be added outside
Weil Hall and in the Museum Road
garage across from the University Police Department.
New parking areas will also be added on Newell
Drive by Library West and south of Tigert Hall on
Stadium Road, he said.
Scooter parking along Inner Road is unaffected by
the change.
There are no plans to designate the spaces located
in the auto-free zones for other vehicles and can still
be used after 4:30 p.m., he said.


City sells parking

decals on Internet
Editor's note: This story was originally published in the
Aug. 5 edition of the Alligator.
Parking in Gainesville justgot a little easier.
Residents living in areas surrounding UF's campus can
now buy neighborhood permits and decals online without
standing in lines at the Thomas Center, said Audrey Lewis, city
treasurer.
This year's new permits and decals, which residents are
required to purchase before the city's Sept. 12 deadline, cost
$17.50 each.
The decals and permits can be bought from the city's Web
site, www.cityofgainesville.org, under the "Online Decals" link
on the lefthand side of the page.
Residents who rent property will need to pick up the mailed
permits and decals from their property owners or managers.
Decals for students living in UF sorority and fraternity
houses that have provided member lists to the city are also
available online, according to the release. They will be mailed
to house directors.
Meal-only decals for sorority and fraternity members are not
included in the online service. If residents have any questions,
they should call the city parking decal office at 352-334-5024.
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UF's Student Government and
the UF Naval ROTC are working
together to help students feel safe
enough to run after dark.
The program, called Safe Run,
will provide students who want to
run on campus between the hours of
7 p.m. and 10 p.m., Monday through
Thursday, with a running partner
from UF's NROTC.
The program will begin Monday.
Brian Prior, coordinator of Safe
Run and a volunteer runner, said the
idea behind the program is that by
running in groups, students ire less
likely to be attacked.
Samantha Sexton, a member
of Student Senate's Student Safety
Committee and a leader of the
project, said the safety of student
runners is an issue because UF is an
open, public campus.
"There are conspicuous hiding
places that predators, if they wanted
to, could hide," Sexton said.
"We don't want our students to
be discouraged from
Student working out and lead-
dent ing a healthy life."
Li Ryan O'Mara, chair-
man of the Student
Safety Committee, said plans for the
program were "catapulted forward"
after a recent incident at Haile
Plantation, where a jogger was at-
tacked and raped.
O'Mara said by having an
NROTC-trained runner by stu-
dents' sides, the chances of a similar
incident occurring on campus is
S"slim to none."
Sexton said students could
schedule a weekly running appoint-
ment, which would eliminate the
need to call before every session.
There are eight projected loca-
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students can meet their partners:
Beaty Towers Commons, Southwest
Recreation Center, Lakeside
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the Racquet Club, Broward Dining,
Norman Field and Gator Corer
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The program is free to UF stu-
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Students go through a back-
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Department of Defense to join the
NROTC program, Prior said.
Students are asked to call
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Rush for Greeks
Rain and puddles couldn't prevent Kelsey Carr and
Marisa Eley from running across a soggy Norman Field on
Sunday to their new sorority house.
More than 1,000 sorority hopefuls gathered to open little
envelopes revealing which of the 16 Panhellenic sororities
they could call home as part of bid day, the last event of the
Panhellenic Council's 2008 recruitment week.
When Tropical Storm Fay swept across Florida, it was
more chaotic than usual for Greek organizations.
"[The weather] was a nuisance, but it didn't stop us,"
said Jack Causseaux, associate director for the Office of
Sorority and Fraternity Affairs.
Kristen Gillis, Panhellenic Council awards director,
said the most important round of recruitment, called
"Preferentials," was pushed from Saturday to Sunday
morning so bid day was movedto Sunday night.
Carr said the weather put a damper on her attire and
hair, but learning she would become a member of the Chi
Omega Sorority made up for it.
"It was a long, stressful week, but this-makes it all
worth it," Carr said.
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Alligator Writer

After weeks of speculation by
the press and by the public, pre-
sumptive Democratic presidential
nominee Barack Obama selected
Sen. Joe Biden, a Democrat repre-
senting Delaware, as his running
mate Saturday. .
Biden, who has been in the
Senate since 1972 and is known
for his foreign policy experi-
ence, is bringing praise from
Democrats and shaking heads
from Republicans.
In the end, one UF professor
said the choice may not matter.
"Voters look at the top of the
ticket," said Michael Heaney, an
assistant professor of political sci-
ence at UF.
Vice presidential candidates
hardly shape the campaign and
election process, Heaney said.
Obama now may win a few


more points in Delaware Biden's
senatorial state but Obama was
expected to win that state anyway,
he said.
The only way for a vice presi-
dential nominee to make a strong.
impact on the ticket is through
scandal and controversy, Heaney
Said.
"Barring a
huge scandal,
this is a fairly
safe pick," he
said. "It will
neither help him
nor hurt him."
Blden Heaney said
Obama's choice in Biden shows
how Obama may be concerned
about weaknesses in foreign policy
and experience.
Still, Democrats at UF are cheer-/
ing for Obama's running mate.
Mark McShera, a member of
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But Bryan Griffin from UF's
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question Obama.
"Obama's philosophy in his
campaign has been about changing
Washington," Griffin said. "I think
that this choice exposes a little bit
of hypocrisy and a little bit of the
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After nine-month search, CLAS dean is appointed


Editor's note: This story was originally
published in the July 8 edition of the
Alligator.

By KATIE SANDERS
Alligator Staff Writer

For Paul D'Anieri, the new dean of the
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, spend-
ing his time in meetings is just part of the
process -to put CLAS back on track even
if it means the punk rock enthusiast feels a
little self-conscious when listening to his old
Clash records.
After all, he is now "the man" of UF's
largest college and is in a position to make
changes that affect almost every UF student.
"Rebellion is a lot more fun than responsi-
bility," D'Anieri said.
"But at some point if you want to change
things, you've got to be part of an institu-
tion."
D'Anieri, 43, said the move to Florida
was relatively popular within his seven-per-
son family, especially with his wife, Laura,
who works in marketing and hates cold
weather.
She was thrilled to move from Bonner
Springs, Kan., a town of about 6,000 people
near Kansas City, to the greener and warmer
pastures of the Sunshine State, he said.
His last day as associate dean of humani-
ties at the University of Kansas was June 4.
He said it was hard to leave behind a good
environment with his former coworkers, but
he couldn't pass up the chance to lead CLAS.
D'Anieri, a political science professor,
signed a five-year renewable contract in
April that guarantees him an annual salary
of $225,000. He is the first CLAS dean in 20
years with a background in social sciences.
He won't be teaching any political science
classes this fall, he said, but he hopes to pick
up a class or two next year.


Sarah Hsu/ Alligator Staff
Paul D'Anieri, who assumed his position as the dean of UF's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences July 1, poses in his office
on June 30.
CLAS lost the most faculty of all colleges the languages, D'Anieri said it should not be college into the realm of top-tier liberal arts
as part of its 6 percent budget cut, and the assumed moves such as this would weaken programs in the country.
college's languages were reconfigured into the college and its programs. Doing this, he said, can be accomplished
two departments. While it's too early for him to set specific only by promoting the growth of "the heart
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Machen predicts additional budget cuts this year


WITH DECLINING STATE REVENUES,
MORE EDUCATION CUTS ARE LIKELY.
Editor's note: This story was originally
published in the July 17 edition of the
Alligator.

-By VICTORIA WINKLER
Alligator Contributing Writer

UF President Bernie Machen predicted
another round of budget cuts to come later
this year during a question-and-answer ses-
sion at UF's Student Senate meeting July
15.
In reference to the possibility of more
UF faculty and staff being fired this year,
Machen said additional cuts to UF's budget
are likely to occur because he learned earlier
that day that state revenues are projected to
have declined again for June.
UF's 2008-2009 budget will be $47 mil-


lion less than last year's. He said it would
be difficult to preserve the already dwin-
dling number of faculty and staff from an-
other round of budget cuts.
"With our budget being over 80 percent
people, it's not possible to think we would
not have additional impact on faculty and
staff," he said.
Machen predicted UF would be insulated
from making cuts until around December,
following national and local elections.
Making large cuts to the state's educa-
tion budget would be "politically unat-
tractive" for lawmakers seeking election in
November, he said.
Although questions about socially re-
sponsible investing, campus safety and
recent scooter restrictions were also ad-
dressed, most of the questions, written on
note cards before he took the lectern, were
related to the budget.


"With our budget being over 80
percent people, it's not possible to
think we would not have additional
impact on faculty and staff."
Bernie Machen
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Machen defended his decision to make
all colleges and administrative units plan a
6 percent budget cut after one of the cards
stated the plan harmed responsible colleges
and rewarded irresponsible colleges.
Machen said flat cuts were not meant to
single out colleges, but he warned that this
strategy could change in the future.
"I tell you, if this thing keeps going,
we're going to have to start singling out,"
he said.
"We can't continue to roll everybody


back every time there's a budget cut."
Later, the financial questions got a little
more personal when Machen was asked
to defend taking his $300,000 performance
bonus last year.
"That's not state money," Machen said.
"It comes out of the hospital. It comes
out of athletics, which we all know has
oodles of money, but that was done before
we got into the budget-cut situation."
Machen was also asked where he sees UF
in 10 years.
"I do think we have to solve our financial
dilemma," Machen said.
"Our faculty are only going to put up
with the financial situation for so long."
Nonetheless, Machen said he remains
hopeful for UF's future.
"Assuming we .can find the resources,
we'll be a top 10 university in the next 10
years," he said.


DMV to offer services at UF Bookstore for students


By ASHLEY SCOTT
Alligator Contributing Writer

Soon UF students will no lon-
ger have to endure hours of long,
lines to get driver's licenses or
identification cards.
The Florida Department of


Highway Safety and Motor
Vehicles will offer driver's li-
cense services at UF from now
until Sept. 4.
The department will be
able to print tag renewals and
handicapped placards as well as
driver's licenses and ID cards


from a mobile unit, said Maureen
Johnson, the department's chief
of field services.
Summer The unit will
Catch-up be located in the
UF Bookstore and
Welcome Center on the plaza
level from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Written tests will be admin-
istered for driver's licenses, and
individuals can schedule an ap-
pointment to take a driving per-
formance test.
People looking to transfer an
out-of-state license to a Florida
license will be able to do so. Also,


people will be able to replace a
lost or stolen license.
UF and the department are
considering offering the service
annually, Johnson said.
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34, ALLIGATOR 0 MONDAY, AUGUST 25, 2008


Homeless advocates raise awareness in Gainesville


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COUNTER STEREOTYPES AS PART OF THE LOCAL
10-YEAR PLAN TO END HOMELESSNESS.
Editor's note: This story was originally published in the
Aug. 7 edition of the Alligator.

By ZAHARA ZAHAV
Alligator Writer

Candy Ganyo wants you to know she's not a prosti-
tfte,'-drug addict or alcoholic.
But Ganyo was homeless, and to many people, there
isn't much of a difference, she said.
Ganyo, 51, spent about two years lining up for free
food, washing in store bathrooms and sleeping in the
backseat of a car parked in various Gainesville lots.
Now, she is working alongside homeless advocates,
like Amanda Haymond, to give a voice to the county's
nearly 1,400 men, women and children who will sleep on
the street tonight.
Haymond, a Las Vegas native and AmeriCorps vol-
unteer, moved to Gainesville last month to address what
she calls the dehumanization of the homeless through a
program that aims to dispel stereotypes and have people
see a face rather than an issue.
The program is called "Faces of GRACE Speakers'
Bureau" and will hold presentations beginning this fall.
The bureau, which is part of the city and county 10-
Year Plan to End Homelessness, is made up of homeless
and formerly homeless people willing to talk about their
experiences.
Twelve similar speakers' bureaus, all coordinated
through a nationwide program, will begin operating
across Florida this year.
The state ranks No. 1 in documented attacks against
the homeless for the last three years, according to speak-


ers' bureau statistics.
Haymond's interest in listening to an often-ignored
sect of society began six years ago when she was working
at a public library in Las Vegas.
She said her perceptions of the tired-looking, often-
unkempt people were stereotypically uninformed at first.
Then, she did something she says even do-gooders
often don't take the time to try.
She talked to them.
"The minute I saw them as people, only with problems,
I couldn't just say, 'OK, bye,'" she said. "I wanted others
to hear their stories, see their faces and how they're like
anyone else."
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homeless people and their advocates.
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university campuses, religious groups and civic organiza-
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Jon DeCarmine, executive director of the City of
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makes it harder for people to view them as less than hu-
man.
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know personally a bum or a vagrant."
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Taxi stands open


Despite soggy weekend
weather, students were out
on the town and utilizing
Gainesville's new taxi stands.
The stands, put in place last
week in front of Grog House on
West University Avenue and
across from Market Street Pub
on Southwest First Avenue, are
in service Wednesdays through
Sunday from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m.
City Commissioner Jeanna
Mastrodicasa, who pioneered
the service over the summer,
said she wanted to give more
options to students who would
rather not deal with a full Later
Gator bus.


The stands could also help
save cab companies money,
said Jerome Williams of Unimet
Taxicab Co.
"We're not out on the road
wasting gas,"
Around Williams
Gainesville said.
"It gives
us a place to park, and it benefits
us a lot."
Erica Murray, a UF senior
who took a cab Friday night,
said she's willing to spend the
cash for a safe way home.
"Money is anissue," she said.
"But I love it."
ANDREA ASUAJE


Buget cuts might hurt 2010 ranking


RANKINGS, from page 1

in two years for faculty and staff to help employees
deal with higher costs of living.
The $11 million plan, which goes into effect Sept.
19, will award merit-based raises to some of UF's
5,400 faculty members and an across-the-board 2
percent or $600 raise whichever is more to more
than 8,300 staff members.
Earlier this month, Forbes.com ranked UF No. 167
among all undergraduate schools and No. 16 for top
public universities in the magazine's first-ever list of
America's Best Colleges.
Forbes said its rankings, which came out ear-
lier than those by U.S. News & World Report, were
formed using databases and surveys unaffiliated
with any of the schools. Forbes also counted academ-
ic award recipients per school and student reviews on
Ratemyprofessors.com.
Morse said the methodologies for both systems
are so different there is no comparison. Machen said
it would be a few years before the rankings on the


Forbes list seemed right
Machen said there is "something wacko" if the
University of Michigan is ranked No. 26 on the U.S.
News list for top national universities but ranked by
Forbes a few spots above UP at No. 161.
To join the ranks of the University of California,
Berkeley- and the University of
Virginia, which are No.1 and No. 2
on the public universities rankings,
Machen said UF needs the Florida
Legislature to give him what UF
needs most: more money.
Until that happens, Machen
said the dream won't die because
Machen the Board of Trustees, UF's highest
governing body, has dearly set
cracking the top 10 as a goal.
"We pay attention to rankings," Machen said, "be-
cause parents and students do, and it really is a form
of measurement."
Morse agrees.
"People are hungry for sources of information that
judge the relative merits of schools," he said. "And
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Stadium opens gateway to public


Editor's note: This story was origi-
nally published in the Aug. 5 edition
of ,e Alligator.

By KRISTEN HUFF
Alligator Writer

The first floor of the James W.
"Bill" Heavener Football Complex,
commonly known as the Gateway of
Ch-inpions, opened unceremoniously
to the public Aug. 4.
The southwest corner of Ben Hill
Griffin Stadium, located at Gale
Lemerand Drive and Stadium Road,


has been under construction since
February 2007.
Workers have been crafting an ex-
pansion to recognize the accomplish-
ments of Gators football, said Greg
McGarity, a project manager.
The project finished on time and
within budget, McGarity said, with
a final price tag of $28 million. Gator
Boosters funded the project.
Once inside, fans come face-to-face
with an interactive display of 20 UF
football trophies commemorating in-
dividual player awards, SEC titles and
two national championships.
Jason Siegel, who graduated from


Charles Roop/ Alligator Staft)
UF senior Sean Royston, right, and Katherine Keller, a graduate student,
check out an interactive screen at the James W. "Bill" Heavener Football
Complex on campus Monday afternoon.


UF in 2001, pushed a button on the
glass case of the 1996 Sears Collegiate
Champions trophy, and a TV screen
behind the crystal football played
highlights from the season.
"I remember watching this game,"
Siegel recalled as an announcer spoke
in the clip.
Besides giving fans an up-close
look at the trophies that they watched
players kiss and hug on the small
screen, the construction revamped of-
fices by adding 30,000 square feet of
new space, McGarity said.
He said the head coach's office was
updated for the first time in 20 years.
Now that the expansion is com-
plete, UF athletes have more room to
stretch in the stadium's weight room,
which almost tripled in size from 7,500
square feet to 22,000 square feet.
"Every athlete we have here will
benefit," McGarity said.
In addition to celebrating the "or-
ange and blue victorious," the new
construction emphasizes another
color: green.
The roof over the weight room is
a partial "green" roof. A four-foot
layer of soil planted with palms and
lilies covers the roof, acting as an in-
sulator to cut energy costs, said Bahar
Armaghani, another project manager.
Even the building's clean-up was a
green effort, as about 77 percent of the
1,660 tons of waste produced during
construction was recycled, Armaghani
said.
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Alligator Contributing Writer

Members of UF's Student Senate promoted an
effort Aug. 5 to help students at the nation's No.1 '
party school get home safe.
Gator Ride, a student-run organization aiming
to shepherd students home after a night on the
town to prevent drunken driving, is set to begin
operating on Oct. 18, said Sen. Steven Reiss of the
senate's Student Safety Committee.
The service will run Thursday
CaSumm through Saturday, from 10p.m.to 3
__tch-up a.m. It is free, but a donation jar will
be in the cars.
"I'm sure that nobody would have a problem
donating 2 or 3 dollars as opposed to taking a taxi,
which is a pain," Reiss said.
Gator Ride will provide transportation from
any bar or club in Gainesville to any Gainesville
residence just not to another bar or dub, Reiss
said.
To use the service, a student must show his or
her Gatorl card to prove he or she is a UF student.
The organization will have three rented cars
adorned with identifying stickers, all rented from
Enterprise. Each vehicle will have a male and fe-
male student from the program present.
SAll of the drivers in the program will be given
instruction on basic first aid and taught how to
respond to emergencies such as alcohol poisoning,
according to a document from Sen. Ryan O'Mara.


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Customers shop Saturday afternoon in the newly opened Wal-Mart Supercenter on
Northeast 12th Avenue off of Waldo Road.


Editor's note: This story was originally
published in the May 13 edition of the
Alligator.

By CASSIDY MIRABITO
Alligator Contributing Writer

When the Wal-Mart Supercenter opened
its doors in early May, it brought more than
convenient shopping to East Gainesville.
The 24-hour .store, located at 1800 NE
12th Ave., is playing a role in community
redevelopment.
About 440 jobs were created from the
new 206,000-square-foot store, said Gene
Gessler, store manager.
It is the first Wal-Mart Supercenter in
Alachua County.
Rob Groeb, candidate for county judge,
has been involved in the effort to bring a
Wal-Mart Supercenter to Gainesville for
about four years. Groeb said he hopes the
opening of the store will stimulate econom-
ic growth, development, retail and housing


"We're looking to save energy
and pass those savings on to the
customer."
Quenta Vettel
local Wal-Mart spokeswoman

in East Gainesville.
The Wal-Mart Supercenter has donated
$18,000 in grants to organizations such as
the Gainesville Boys & Girls Club, Gessler
said during the store's opening ceremony
May 7.
The store is also making efforts to pro-
mote environmental sustainability.
"We're looking to save energy and pass
those savings on to the customer," said
Quenta Vettel, local Wal-Mart spokes-
woman.
Vettel said the supercenter saves energy
by using skylights that harvest daylight,
motion-detecting lights in the refrigerators
and freezers and non-chemical cleaners on
the concrete floors.


Former GPD officer will not face sexual battery charges


Editor's note: This story was originally published in the
July 29 edition of the Alligator.

By APRIL DUDASH
Alligator Staff Writer

A former Gainesville Police officer will not be charged with
sexual battery after a woman claimed he intimidated her into
having sex with him.
The state attorney found insufficient evidence to support a
sexual battery allegation against ex-officer John Robert Bostick,
said Spencer Mann, State Attorney's Office spokesman.


Bostick, 34, resigned from GPD in May following the al-
legations.
The State Attorney's Office is reviewing other evidence
and may decide to bring official misconduct charges against
Bostick, Mann said.
Gainesve Cy "It's still in the homework phase,"
Gainesville City he said.
Gover n GPD first received a complaint May 7
when a woman wrote in a "victim state-
ment" that Bostick was making her have sex with him to keep
him from "messing with" her family, according to the police
report.
He also allowed her to keep driving with a suspended


driver's license, it stated.
The woman, who said she met Bostick at a downtown
nightclub where she works, told police she had sex with him
against her wishes because Bostick had threatened her.
She video-recorded the sexual encounter at her house and
also recorded telephone conversations.
A GPD internal investigation found Bostick also shared
confidential police information with the woman.
When the woman told Bostick about her father's arrest,
Bostick responded that if he was the officer who had ar-
rested her father, who was found with drugs, he would have
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Child injured in head-on collision


By KATIE GALLAGHER
Alligator Staff Writer
kgallagher@alligator.org

A 3-year-old boy remains
in critical condition after a car
crash Friday.
Rachelle Jago, 26, was
driving south on Williston
Road at 1:30 p.m. with pas-
senger Brian Jackson Jr., 3, ac-
cording to a Florida Highway
Patrol report.
"There was nothing we
could do."
Chris Chambers
Gainesville resident

When Jago's black
Mitsubishi drifted to the
right, she overcorrected and
swerved left, crossing into
the path of an oncoming fur-
niture truck. The truck hit the
right side of the car, which
slid onto the left shoulder of
the rode. The car and both
passengers were thrown into
a ditch full of standing water.
Neither were wearing seat
belts.
The driver of the truck
and his two passengers, all
wearing seat belts, were un-
harmed.
Passenger Chris


Chambers, of Gainesville,
said he had been sleeping in
the truck until the crash.
"There was nothing we
could do," Chambers said.
Chambers kicked his door
open to see Jago lying in the
ditch, which was littered with
children's toys from the car.


"I pulled her out of the
ditch," he said.
"Then someone yelled
there was a kid."
Both Jackson and Jago
were brought to Shands at
UF, where Jackson remains
in critical condition, contrary
to a verbal report from the


Alachua County Sheriff's
Office that he had died.
Information on Jago's con-
dition is unavailable.
Criminal charges are
pending.
Alligator photographer
Andrew Stanfill contributed to
this report.


Andrew Stantill / Alligator Statt
Firefighters use a jack to lift a car to see if a victim is trapped underneath on Southwest
Willistoi Road on Friday afternoon. No passenger was found under the car.


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State University System's highest gov-
erning body, will ask lawmakers to dole
out $65.4 million in pay raises for faculty
and staff as well as provide $30.3 million
for rising utility costs next year.
The board's total budget request, ap-
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$3.7 billion and is about 9.5 percent-more
than last year's budget, raising faculty
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State legislators will consider the
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about $380 million more than the 2008-
2009 appropriation, during the spring
legislative session, said Bill Edmonds,
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and staff in the state with the promise of
a pay raise. State employees have gone
without raises in three of the last five
years.
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weeks after UF President Bernie Machen
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40, ALLIGATOR MONDAY, AUGUST 25, 2008


UF, SFC, schools, businesses closed Friday in preparation for storm's arrival


STORM, from page 1

UF's closing meant canceling
the Iew-student program called
"Navigating the Swamp" and re-
scheduling sorority recruitment.
"It definitely screwed up rush,"
UF freshman Nora Okonski said.
UF also 'suspended residence
hall check-in from Tuesday night
to Thursday morning to discour-
age travel in dangerous weather as


Fay hit South Florida. By Tuesday,
only 55 percent of residents had
checked into the halls, compared
with more than 70 percent the
year before, said Sharon Blansett,
assistant housing director.
Others tried to beat the storm
to Gainesville.
"It forced me to move into
my apartment earlier," said UF
freshman Jeanna Lee, whose early
arrival from Tampa on Monday
meant her building's maintenance


crews hadn't finished cleaning it.
Gainesville had a lot of time
to prepare for the storm, which
was originally predicted to hit
Wednesday
Around morning.
Gainesvllle "This is a
good primer,
obviously, for
the city," Gainesville spokesman
Bob Wood said. "It's a good re-
minder not only to the city gov-
ernment but to the residents of the


community to be prepared to take
precautions."
Before the storm hit, city and
county authorities urged resi-
dents to prepare evacuation plans
and stock up on food and water.
Fill-your-own sandbag stations
were available starting Monday.
"They said maybe 10 inches
of rain," UF senior Shakira
Dinally said as she filled up
bags Wednesday to protect her
hardwood floors. "Eight inches


flooded our family's house in
Palm Bay."
Flooding has been minimal in
Gainesville, but rain is expected to
continue throughout the week.
This can make traveling around
campus difficult, said sophomore
Clifford Mason, who trekked from
Fletcher Hall to the Reitz Union in
the storm.
"It's just been kind of annoy-
ing more than anything," Mason
said.


Machen continues years-long efforts to curb underage drinking in Gainesville


AMETHYST, from page 1

dents make ethical compromises that erode
respect for the law," the site states.
Statements such as these on the site have
attracted national attention and sparked
outrage from several groups, including
Mothers Against Drunk Driving.
MADD National President Laura Dean-
Mooney suggested in a news release that
parents rethink sending their children to in-


stitutions on the petition "that have waved
the white flag on underage and binge drink-
ing policies."
Although Machen acknowledged that
binge drinking is a problem on campus, the
number of UF students who indicate that
they binge drink has declined, he wrote.
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cent since fall 2004, according to data from a
Student Health Care Center survey.
Also, judicial referrals for alcohol viola-


tions fell about 27 percent, from 571 in 2005
to 419 in 2007, according to the data.
Machen, known for his efforts to curb
alcohol abuse during his administration,
said he plans to encourage change outside
the university.
"We would like to have legal support
to limit drink specials and to hold bars
accountable for 'over serving' patrons,"
Machen wrote. "It will take some new laws
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MONDAY, AUGUST 25, 2008


ALLIGATOR
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*SICK OF SHARING A BATHROOM?*
Get your own this fall
2Br/2Ba flats, *3Br/3Ba townhms
FREE Tanning, W/D, 24hr gym
PC Lab, Gated, All Amenities, Pt Friendly
Leasing for FALL*377-2777
12-10-74-1

$466 INCLUSIVE!
1 Month FREE
Luxury 3's and 4's
Inclusive 3's-$509; 4's-$466.
FREE Cable, Tanning, Alarms, W/D.
HUGE 2/2.5 Townhomes $520
Located on Serene Nature Preserve
336-3838 TheLandingsUF.com
Great Bus Route! 2 Miles to UF
12-10-74-1

Secure your Furniture NOW!
1,2&3 Beds*Free Rent!
FREE Cable with HBO*Most Utilities FREE
Pool*Hot Tub*Tanning*PC Lab*W/D
No move-in Fees! 372-8100*
12-10-74-1


1, 2, 3, 4BR Apts.
www.ApartmentslnGainesville.com
12-10-74-1

ONE month FREE rent plus more $$!!!
Sign for a luxury 2/2 and receive $720!!
Interested in a 4/4? Receive $300!!
Mention this ad and receive your $$
and NO SIGNING FEES!!
352-271-3131
12-10-74-1

The Crossing at Santa Fe
$484 $509 Gets you all this!
Furnished, Free Ethemet, Free Cable &
Utilities, W/D, Events,
Roommate Matching! 379-9300
12-10-74-1

FREE Wii & $450 CASH BACK
OR Get a Dell Laptop
OR Rents as low as $437 for 4/4's
$467 for 3/3's & $557 for 2/2's
Sign at Lexington Today!
Don't Miss Out on the Best Year Ever!
www.lexingtoncrossinguf.com
352-373-9009
12-10-74-1

ATLANTIC OCEAN BEACH COTTAGE drive, BIG/SMALL groups, sleeps 2-16 in
beds www.octagonbeach.com 813-760-6369
bicycle cruisers, boogieboards, fishing poles
incl. FULLY STOCKED: as low as $177 9-
18-70-1

$AVE YOUR CA$H FOR THE WEEKEND$
Fully furnished 2br and 4br condos starting
at ONLY $420/per bdrm. Includes Cable
w/HBO, alarm, full sized W/D, and more.
Rmmte Matching available! 377-6700**
www.ucommonscondos.com 12-10-74-1

100s of units available, furnished or un-
furnished. All utilities included, great bus
routes. $200 holds your unit for fall semester.
Call Frances @ 352-375-8787,Rent Florida
Realty,The Leader In College Housing 8-
26-08-30-1

Room Available: Huge master suite in large
home. Pool community near UFNA. Non-
smoking professional only. Utils, internet,
cable TV & garage. Kitchen & laundry avail.
$525/mo. Call 219-3410 8-29-30-1

"""""" LAMANCHA CONDOS *"*****
Walk to campus 4BR/1.5BA. Individual
leases, all utilities, cable, & internet in-
cluded $399/mo. Call 352-278-9347. Go to
www.lamanchacondos.com for more info.
8-27-14-1


." UNIVERSITY TERRACE WEST****
4BR/4BA Individual leases. Fully fur-
nished, utils included. W/D. $399/mo.
Plenty of parking. Call 352-278-9347. Go
to www.bogartproperties.com for more info.
8-27-14-1

Immaculate efficiency condo, renovated, w/d
premises. W/S incl. a/c, NS, No pets. 1.5 mi
S UF/Shands. Quiet area, 2Bus routes. Avail
August $480/mo 561-798-7437 8-28-08-
14-1

Countryside @ University 4BR/4BA Condo.,
2 rooms avail. 1 yr lease. 8/1/08 7/31/09.
TV, W/D, internet cable access, pool, gym,
on bus rt. $450/mo/room. Call 386-445-0043
ask for Francine or Tony, frannyro@cfl.rr.com
8-25-08-9-1

COUNTRYSIDE AT UNIVERSITY CONDO
4BR/4BA, 3BR/3BA available. 1 year lease.
Includes W/D. $425/mo per room. 352-870-
0242, 352-494-1891 8-29-08-11-1

4BR/4BA Furnished condo. Walk to UF. Only
2 blocks from campus. Utils, W/D, Cable,
Internet incl. 4 rooms available now, $575/mo
each. (954) 821-6228 8-29-08-10-1

Walk to UF!
Female roommate wanted
to share 3/2 fully furnished,
$495 incl. utilities
Call: 239-450-0198 8-25-08-5-1

2/2 Townhome in gated community w/Plasma
TV, 1-car garage, w/d. Pool, sauna, gym, ten-
nis for $1050/mo Keller Williams Gainesville
Realty, 2835 SW 91st St #300 Gainesville,
FL 32608 352.240.0600 8-25-08-5-1

2BR/2BA GREAT location!
Archer Rd, mins from UF; on
bus route, walk-in closets,
washer/dryer included, $800/month,
call Dianna at 954-829-5927. 8-25-08-5-1

Female roommate wanted to share 2BR/
3BA TOWNHOUSE! WALKING DISTANCE
to UF! $420/month Washer and dryer!
Private attached bath! Looking for someone
focused on school call (941)374-0637
8-27-08-5-1

Haile Plantation. 2 BR./ 2 bath condo for
rent, on Golf Course, 2nd floor balcony unit
with 1st floor entry; vaulted ceilings, walk-in
closets, private detached garage with no
roam towing, community center, pool, non-
smoking with alarm system available. $1100
month/ offer. Call Jason at 386-316-6020 or
Jmiles87@gmail.com 8-27-08-5-1

FOR RENT (FURNISHED)
Make Sure It's FULLY Furnished Couch,
bed, end tables, blah, blah, blah. Make sure
they've got what you REALLY need Cox
High Speed Internet! Included w/rent at the
best apartment complexes. Ask before you
sign. Then upgrade to Digital Cable and
Digital Telephone for the ultimate entertain-
ment. cox.com/gators 8-27-5-1

$350/4BR/2BA Walking Distance To UF
Campus. Furnished, 3rd floor condominium
at Univ. Commons. Rms are. on individual
leases & locks. Washer & dryer, full kitchen,
private balcony, 2 Free HBO Channels, $200
deposit, each room. 1 year leases only.
Call Brad: 813-854-5628 8-29-08-7-1

1bdrm/1bth in CreeksEdge--close to cam-
pus. Big screen tv, clubhouse w/ pool. $625
plus security. Ready nowl 352-375-7030 or
352-870-7577 8-27-08-5-1

Ibed/bath avble in 4/4 Countryside
August RENT FREE!!! Close to UFI
Cable/Wifi/Utilities all included
Looking for female full year lease
$425.. 7542815023-Shahrouz@ufl.edu 8-
27-08-5-1


FREEAPARTMENT-ALACHUA
in return for part time care of horses/dogs.
Horse experience a must. 352 281 9549
8-29-08-5-1

Looking for roommate to share co-ed 4bdr/
4bath unit in new complex on NW 13th St..
$595 includes all. JNS2589@aol.com 8-
29-5-1

2/1 Completely furnished, Kit. & appliances
like new, custom bath, laundry rm. incl. W/D,
parquet wd floors, window treatments. 1 mile
to shopping/Shands/UF. Sorry, no pets. Avail
9/01/08. $835/mo. Call Joe 727-423-9463
9-4-08-12-1

ROOM IN FULLY FURNISHED NEW
HOUSE. $350/mo, split utils 4 ways. 1 mile
from SFCC. Lula @ 352-283-9905 9-15-
15-1


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. 12-10-08-74-2

HOUSES ACROSS FROM UF!
**'1 MONTH FREE*"
**$0 Move in fees**
2, 3, & 4 BR from $415/person
371-7777 CollegeParkUF.com
12-10-08-74-2


*LYONS SPECIAL*
$99 1st month's rent 377-8797
12-10-08-74-2

1 & 2 BR's-HUGE! FREE RENT
NO MOVE IN FEES! ** 1 MONTH FREE!
*1 BR 732 SF ONLY $655"
2 BR 1050 SF ONLY $730
Water/Sewer Included! 335-7275
12-10-08-74-2

LOVE GOING OUT DOWNTOWN?
Luxury apartments with the best location!
Studios*1/1*2/2*3/3 Townhouses!
W/D*Alarm*Pets OK*1 mile to UF
GREAT LEASING SPECIALS 338-0002
12-10-74-2

Apartments off SW 20th Ave. Close to
shopping, bus line and a few miles from UF.
Price range $445 to $665. Includes water,
sewer, garbage and pest control. Sorry no
pets allowed. Call 335-7066 Mon-Fri. 12-
10-08-74-2

1 BR'sl NO FEES FREE RENT
*1 MONTH FREE / NO FEES
1 br ONLY $5601
Walk/Bike to UF Pets loved
Quiet Pools 372-7555
12-10-08-74-2

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 12-10-08-74-2

Calling all Cookslll
We have 1/1s @ $649 with-a
HUGE kitchen, pantry & breakfast bar!
Spacious bedroom w/ walk-in closet!
Pinetreegardens.com*376-4002
12-10-74-2

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 12-10-08-74-2


S For Rent For Rent For Rent
a l furnished furnished furnished


For Rent
unfurnished

*SLEEP IN*
*GET TO CLASS ON TIME*
Close to UF!!!
Luxury 1/1, 2/2 flats & 3/3 TH
FREE cable HBO/Show & Tanning
Gated *Alarms Pet Friendly
Oxford Manor, 377-2777
12-10-74-2

**ELLIE'S HOUSES **
Quality single family homes. Walk or bike to
UF. www.ellieshouses.com 352-215-4991 or
352-215-4990 12-10-71-2

AFFORDABLE 2 BR ACROSS FROM UF
**'1 MONTH FREE RENT**
***$0 Move in fees"*
*$500 Visa Gift Card*
371-0769 collegeparkuf.com
12-10-08-74-2

Now you can easily
submit your classified ad
for print andlor web editions
right thru our website!
Just go to
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Visa and Mastercard accepted.

THE LAURELS APARTMENTS
*Sign TODAY, get 1 MONTH FREE*
on our luxury, 2/2 & 3/3 townhomes
FREE Cable w/HBO and Showtime
All Amenities plus FREE Tanning
Gated*Alarms*Pet Friendly 335-4455
www.thelaurelsuf.com
12-10-08-74-2

2 BR's now just $730
PLUS One Month Free
Great location behind Butler Plaza
Pool*Gym*Clubhouse* Pet Friendly
www.spanishtrace.org *373-1111
12-10-08-74-2

Don't Settle
Come Home to Cobblestone
2/2 & 3/3 Luxury Apts.
Tanning, Pool, Bus stop,
Cable, Dog Park & MORE!
(352)377-2801
12-10-74-2

Bivens Cove HUGE Specials for FalllIIl
2BR-$399/person, 3BR-$316/person,
FREE TANNING! TWO POOLS!
W/D in select units.
Call or Come by Today! 376-2507
12-10-08-74-2

Going, Going, almost Gonel
Huge 1,2&3 Beds*one Month FREE
We love bets!*Cable
Full W/D*Tanning*Pool
Call Now for Free Internet: 372-8100
12-10-74-2

The Boardwalk-
CALL FOR FALL SPECIALSII!
1BR-$649, 2BR-$385/pers 3BR-$320/pers
GREAT Bus Route, POOL, FREE Tanning!
Call or Stop by Today!! 377-7401
12-10-08-74-2

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
12-10-74-2

***PARKING9OO
Private, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF.
Reserve nowl Reasonable rates. 352-538-
2181. Can leave mssg. 12-10-08-74-2


For Rent
unfurnished

Your Mom
wants you to live here
1,2, or3 BR
*Great Deals* -
Pet friendly, Gated
(352)372-0400
12-10-74-2

Free Rent @ The Polos
No move in fees
Free Tanning, 24 hr GYM,
Game Room, & Free printing
W/D, in every unit!
www.thepolosuf.com
(352) 335-7656
12-10-74-2

AVAILABLE IMMEDIATE I
2's from $393/person"
1's from $529
Quiet community, close to Butler Plaza
Hidden Village Apts. 376-1246
12-10-08-74-2

One Month Free!
Zero Signing Fees!
Luxurious Student Living
2's-$520, 3's-$447 & 4's-$422 Per Room
FREE Cable, Tanning, Alarms, & W/D
Furniture, Utility and Internet Pkgs.Availablel
Luxury 2/2.5 Spacious Townhomes
336-3838 TheLandingsUF.com
Convenient Bus Route! 2 Miles to UF
12-10-74-2 -

AS BIG AS A HOUSE!
Huge 4BR TH W/D ihc.
FREE UF Parking*FREE Gym
Call for specials 332-7401 12-10-74-2

FREE Wii & $450 CASH BACK
OR Get a Dell Laptop
OR Rents as low as $437 for 44f4s
$467 for 313's & $557 for 2/2's
Sign at Lexington Todayl
Don't Miss Out on the Best Year Everl
www.lexingtoncrossinguf.com
352-373-9009
12-10-74-2

A LOT for a LITTLE
HUGE & COZY 1 & 3 Beds
One Month FREE No move-in fees
W/D'Close to campus
Call now: 372-8100* We love pets!
12-10-74-2

ONE-DERFULI
Cozy Studios From $645
Spacious 1/1's From $825
The Perfect Downtown Location
GREAT LEASING SPECIALS!
Why have Roommates? 338-0002
12-10-74-2

MUSEUM WALK
Gainesville's Best Kept Secret
Leasing for Fall & NOWI
Luxury 2/2 TH
FREE Cable, FREE Tanning, FREE Alarms
Walk to UF *379-WALK
12-10-74-2

WALK TO UF & Save $$$!
No Move-in Fees, FREE RENT
2br/lba from $770
Wood floors avail! Pets loved!
FREE ParkingI 372-7111
12-10-08-74-2

LAKEWOOD VILLAS
NOW LEASING FOR AUGUST
Large 1, 2 & 3 bdrm Floor Plans;
Fumiture Packages Inc. Washer/Dryer;
Workout Rm, Tennis Court; Swimming Pool;
Sauna etc. Mon-Fri 9-6, Sat 10-3
700 SW 62nd Blvd 877-781-8314
www.lakewoodvilllas.com
12-10-08-74-2


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unfurnished


*SPYGLASS *
NOW LEASING FOR AUGUST
Individual Leases: Furniture Packages,
Incl wSther/Dryer, FREE Hispeed Internet;
Every Unit is an End Unit
Mon-Fri 9-6, Sat 10-3
701 SW 62nd Blvd 888-267-5078
www.spyglassapts.com
12-10-08-74-2


ARBOR
1 mo. FREE RENT
1BR/1BA starting at $655
Close to UF & Shands
2411 SW 35th PI
866-650-8069
M-F 9-6, Sat. 10-2
12-10-08-74-2


ACROSS FROM UF!
No Move-in Fees! FREE rent!
Studios $499, includes electric!
Pets loved. Wood floors available
372-7111 Collegemanor.org
12-10-08-74-2

NEW VISIONS SOUTH
LUXURY APTS
Walk to UF from sorority row
Gourmet kitchen, W/D, Tile,
Alarm, Spacious, Student friendly de-
sign. 1BR/IBA $999,
2/2.5 Townhouse $1499
Gore-Rabell Real Estate
378-1387 www.gore-rabell.com
12-10-08-74-2

SPREAD OUT
In 1096 sq. ft of our 3/2!
D/W*walk-in cliset*vanity
Pool*tennis/bball cts*alarm
$945 -just $315 p/person!
Pinetreegardens.com*376-4002
12-10-74-2

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 12-10-74-2

1 MONTH FREE 2 BR STEPS FROM UF
$0 MOYE IN FEES $500 Visa Gift Card
Fron~$445/person FREE PARKING
"- Avail*Wood Floor Avail*Pool*Pets Loved
CollegeParkUF.com 371-0769
12-10-08-74-2

TWO BLOCKS TO UFI
MIDTOWN Studios and 1/1s
"** $0 MOVE IN FEES **
"1 MONTH FREE RENT**
From $525*371-7777
12-10-08-74-2

Save Gas & Walk to UF!
1brs from $599 150 ft from UF!
$0 move-in fees + 1. month FREE!
FREE parking! Pets Welcome!
372-7111 CollegeManor.org
12-10-08-74-2

FREE RENT!I!!
Studios, 1BRs and 2BRs
Steps to UF, FREE PARKING
*$0 Move in fees*1 MONTH FREE*
371-7777 CollegeParkUF.com
12-10-08-74-2

Vaulted ceilings, resort style pool...
And morell Your luxurious 4/4 is waiting
COME IN TODAY
and receive a personal check for...
$300!l!!!!
352-271-3131
12-10-74-2

Whispering Pines, brand new units
convenient to hospitals and vet school,
2br/2ba, fully equipped kitchen, ice-
miXer, washer and dryer, monitored
alarm system, $1000/mo, now renting for
summer/fall semesters, ask about 1 mo free!
www.edbaurmanagement.com
1731 NW6th St. 375-7104 x113
12-10-74-2


AVAILABLE NOW & FALL
Walk to UF 1BR, $425-$785
2BR $575- $1000
'Gore-Rabell Real Estate
378-1387 www.gore-rabell.com
12-10-08-74-2


For Rent For Rent
unfurnished a unfurnished


Action Real Estate Services
Houses to Condos
1-4 BR, Starting at $450
www.action-realtors.com
352-331-1133
12-10-74-2

Like home
Everything you're used to and morel
The Polos Luxury Apts.
2 miles to UF
www.thepolosuf.com
352-335-7656
12-10-74-2

PET'S PARADISE
$375 $650. No app or pet fee. 1 & 2BR,
privacy fenced. SW. 352-331-2099 9-8-
08-61-2

Pet Friendly
24 hr fitness & Free tanning
No Fees & 1 month Free
W/D in every unit
Private patios and baths
352-335-7656
12-10-74-2




APARTMENTS
*1 MONTH FREE OR CASH BACK*
Brand NEW & leasing for Fall 08
>From 1080 sq ft/2brs 1633 sq ft/3brs
Beach-entry pool*free tanning*pet friendly
352.376.0696 www.EnclaveUF.com
12-10-08-74-2


FREE Wii & $450 CASH BACK
OR Get a Dell Laptop
OR Rents as low as $437 for 4/4's
$467 for 3/3's & $557 for 2/2's
Sign at Lexington Today!
Don't Miss Out on the Best Year Ever!
www.lexingtoncrossinguf.com
352-373-9009
12-10-74-2

2 MONTHS FREE
TOTALLY RENOVATED!
1BR. Villas
*No roommate hassles*
Courtney Greens Villas 375-3077
www.gremco.com 12-10-74-2

*Walk to UF, 3BD/2BA@
3 Blocks to Norman Hall
Historic, Stone Duplex
Newly Remodeled
WD, HVAC, Pet Friendly
$1350/mo
352-375-8256
12-10-74-2

Sign today and pay No Move In Fees
3/3's $1299 and 2/2's $1099
Our apartments offer cable w/HBO &
Showtime, Internet, 24 hour maintenance,
sparkling pool, tanning bed, & 24 hour gym.
Call Now for limited time offer
352-374-FUNN (3966)
12-10-74-2

APTS for rent close to UFI
www.merrillmanagement.net
Merrill Management Inc.
352-372-1494x10 8-29-37-2

ST CROIX APTS
829 SW 5th Avenue
2BR 1BAApts $650/Mo
5 BIks to UF, Central H &Air
Laundry Fac. Carpet
Pets Allowed. Call Merrill
Management Inc. 352-372-1494 8-29-30-2

Now you can easily
submit your classified ad
for print andlor web editions
right thru our website!
Just go to
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Visa and Mastercard accepted.


Live at The Links at Haile Plantation:
Beautiful 3br/2ba condo avail now- for
$1295/mo-Securtiy Dep $800; unit has
fireplace, screened porch, W/D and cov-
ered garage. Resident will have access
to pool, gym, clubhouse. Unit # T-118.
www.edbaurmanagement.com 1731 NW 6th
Street 375-7104 X110 12-10-74-2

Live at The Links at Haile Plantation:
Spacious 3br/2ba unit becoming avail 08/08:
rent $1350/mo-Security.Dep $800: This is an
end unit w/ screened porch. Resident will
have access to pool, gym, clubhouse. Unit
AA-155 www.edbaurmanagement.com 1731
NW6th Street 375-7104 X110 12-10-74-2

Live at The Links at Haile Plantation:
Spacious 3br/2ba unit becoming avail
mid-May: rent $1200/mo-Security Dep
$800; Unit w/screened porch and cov-
ered garage. Resident will have access
to pool, gym, cluhouse. Unit U-124.
www.edbaurmanagement.com 1731 NW 6th
Street 375-7104 X110 12-10-74-2

2 bedroom 2 bath townhomes and villas
minutes from UF. Quite and peaceful, $425
Furnished or unfurnished, Easy, low move in.
Call Frances @ 352-375-8787 Rent Florida
Realty, The Leader In College Housing 8-
26-08-30-2

Two blocks from campus
2 bed / 1 bath $900
Available Aug.1
Call (352)377-2930 9-5-08-9-2


Brand New/ Leasing for Aug.
Have your own house and live in
G'ville largest floor plans.
Clubhouse w/ pool, fitness, computer study,
free tanning. Pet Friendly
2BR/2.5BA sq ft 1,263
3BR/3BA sq ft -1,530
4BR/4BA sq ft 1,794
REDUCED RATES AND NO MOVE IN
FEES FOR A LIMITED TIME
Ask About $500 Special!
352-373-7959
www.cottagegroveatgainesville.com
12-10-08-74-2

"WALK TO UF"
3 and 4 bd houses avail for Fall.
Starting @ $1500/mo.
Call Campus Realty @ 352-692-3800 today.
rentals.campusrealtygroup.com
8-25-24-2

**2 Story Townhouse"
Large 2bd/2.5ba unit avail. In Archer Lane.
Tryly a MUST SEE at $1200/mo.
Call Campus Realty 352-692-3800
rentals.campusrealtygroup.com
8-25-24-2

I! Starting @ $2991Mthll
Individual leses avail for
4bd condos and townhouses.
Some units offer utiltiy packages
rental.campusrealtygroup.com
8-25-24-2

!! LOCATION IS KEY I!
Large 3/2 house w/huge bonus room and
attached 1/1 studio for $2100/mo.
Located just 8 blocks to UF.
rentals.campusrealtygroup.com
8-25-24-2

*GREAT UF LOCATIONS"
2bd/1bath units avail for Fall
All within walking and biking distance to UF.
Rents starting @ $650/month.
rentals.campusrealtygroup.com
8-25-24-2







2 bed luxury condos for rent.
Granite tops, tall ceilings, private balcony,
super quiet construction. $1600/mo.
Call Eric Wild at 352-870-9453
12-10-74-2


I 1 UI uIFor Rent
unfurnished


New & Nice! Close to UF
3 bed 3 bath on Williston Rd.
Gorgeous home w/everythingl
Union Properties 352-373-7578
www.rentgainesville.com 12-10-74-2

AUGUST FREE! CASABLANCA WEST!
2 BR 2.5 BA townhouses,
w/d hookups, pool, ceramic tile, $815/rent
2735 SW 35th Place #904
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
www.TurlingtonRealEstate.com 8-29-
26-2

BIKE TO UF/WALK TO DOWNTOWN
Large 5 BR house in historic Duckpond,
wood floors, w/d hookups, $1895/rent
406 NE 7th Street
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
www.TurlingtonRealEstate.com 8-29-
26-2

MARCHWOODI AUGUST FREE
2 BR 2 BA townhouse,
New flooring & paint, w/d hookups,
Vaulted ceilings, pool, $775/rent
4385 SW 20th Lane
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
www.TurlingtonRealEstate.com 8-29-
26-2

WALK TO UF! 3BR 2 BA, new flooring
Before move-in! vaulted ceilings, garage,
Washer/dryer, $1600/rent, 2624 NW 4th Ave
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
www.TurlingtonRealEstate.com 8-29-
26-2

CLOSE TO OAKS MALL 3 BR 2 BA,
New ceramic tile & paint, carport, wld
Hkups, $925/rent, 1410 NW 55th Terr
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
www.TurlingtonRealEstate.com 8-29-
26-2


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BRIGHTON PARK 2BR 2.5BA townhouse,
separate dining, high ceilings, Jacuzzi tub,
pool, $895/rent, 4415 SW 34th St. #609
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
www.TurlingtonRealEsstate.com 8-29-
26-2



HISTORIC DOWNTOWN 1st Month FREE
3 BR 2 BA Duplex, wood floors, lawn/water
included, Washer/dryer, $1025/rent,
220 SE 8th St #2
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
www.TurlingtonRealEstate.com 8-29-
26-2



BIKE TO CAMPUS! AUGUST FREE
2 BR 1.5 BA townhouseS,
Ceramic tile, newer carpet, w/d hkups,
$675-695/rent, 3925 SW 26th Terrace
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
www.TurlingtonRealEstate.com 8-29-
26-2



DUCKPONDI Super cute 2 BR 1 BA house,
Carport, CH/AC, w/d hkups, $925/rent
738 NE 8th Avenue
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
www.TurlingtonRealEstate.com 8-29-
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Affordable, Quiet, Comfortable
1's from $529* 2's from $393/person
Close to UF, Shands, Butler Plaza
Pet Friendly 376-1248
www.hiddenvillageapt.com
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WINDMEADOWS
*LIMITED TIME SPECIAL!!!

Effective 8/1/08 -

* You will pay no application fees!
(Normally $35 per person)
* Washer/dryer included in the Buckeyes
and Emperors floorplans

Mon-Fri 9-6, Sat 10-6, Sun 11-5
3700 Windmeadows Blvd -
Behind Butler Plaza. 352-373-3558

*Special may be renewed weekly. Check
with Windmeadows each week to ensure
special is still running.
12-10-08-74-2

ENJOY YOUR OWN BATH!
3BR/3BA homes off of SW 34th Str
Close to UF. W/D incl
Union Properties 352-373-7578
www.rentgainesville.com 12-10-74-2

1 BLOCK FROM NORMAN HALL
2BR/1BA, 2 story duplex. Wood & ceramic
tile floors, updated kitchen, appliances incl
W/D, privacy fenced backyard. Pets ok.
Reserved parking at front door. Owner pays
water $825/mo. Call Carol 352-377-3852 9-
4-08-23-2

Homestead Apartments
Aug & Sept free on our 1BR & 2BR/1 BA
$139 moves you in
1 & 2 BDs starting from $699
Please call (352) 376-0828
gremco.com 12-10-74-2

Pinerush Villas
Aug/Sept FREE
$139 moves you in
1 & 2 BDs starting from $539
Please call (352) 375-15.19
gremco.com 12-10-74-2

Sundown Apartments
First month free
$139 moves you in
Studio apts starting from $499
Please call (352) 377-2596
gremco.com 12-10-74-2

BRAND NEW CONDOS W/GARAGES
Luxurious Double Master Suites! 2 br
/ 2.5 baths, 1 Car Garages. Hannah's
Apartments. Close to shopping, 1-75 and
convenient to Camps! $1,195/month w/ no
security deposit. Call Bosshardt Property
Management, Inc. 352-371-2118. 8-25-12-2


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GREAT STUDENT RENTALS
WALKING DISTANCE TO UF
Starting @ $299. Per month
Call 352-692-3800 or visit our website @
http://rentals.campusrealtygroup.com
8-29-08-17-2

Bike to UF, NW 3br home on quiet
deadend street, wood floors, beauti-
ful great room, 2 car garage, $1550.
www.edbaurmanagement.com 1731 NW 6th
Street 375-7104 12-10-74-2


Quiet Area Near Duck Pond
2 Bed, 1 Bath w Washer Dryer, Pets OK,
$650, August 1st. Call Jeffrey @ 352-246-
5801 8-29-08-17-2

Available August 1st, 2/1 Downtown for
$799/Month PET FRIENDLY. Plenty of park-
ing ,NO TOWING! Call John at 213-8417 or
email JohnOdd24@yahoo.com for pictures
and more information,
7-29-08-7-2


BIKE TO UF
4BR/3BA, over 2000 sf, nice area 1 mi to
UF. 2816 W Univ Ave. $1550/mo. 1st, last
mo & 1 mo SD 376-6183, 352-327-2931
8-29-08-8-2

Great Location near UF
Large 3BD/2BA home, w/wd
Lawn service, screens porch
2041 NW 7th Place $1400/mo
Union Properties 352.373,7578
www.rentgainesville.com 12-10-74-2

CASABLANCA EAST
2BD/1.5 BA $ 725/mo
Pets OK w/fee
Union Properties 352.373.7578
www:rentgainesville.com 12-10-74-2

3BR 2BA Home with Family Room
Central H &Air, Washer/Dryer
Nice Large Home $1275/mo.
2320 NW 16th Ave
Merill Management Inc.
352-372-1494 8-29-16-2

AFFORDABLE RENT! 2BR 2BA mobile
Home, split plan, large living room, w/d hk-
ups, Close to Butler Plaza;
$695/rent, 6723 SW 54th Ave
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
www.TurlingtonRealEstate.com 8-29-
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REMODELED 2BR 1BA duplex,
Biking distance to UF, ceramic tile, fenced
yard, Pets considered, $650/rent,
2644-B SW 31st Place
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
www.TurlingtonRealEstate.com 8-29-
16-2

1st MONTH FREE! 3BR 2BA,
Living & family room, 2 bonus rooms,
w/d hkups, fireplace, $1095/rent,
3305 NW 46th PI
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
www.TurlingtonRealEstate.com 8-29-
16-2

READY FOR MOVE-INII 2BR 1BA, new
flooring/paint, w/d hkups, CH/AC, courtyard,
$575/rent,
535-B NW 26th Avenue
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
www.TurlingtonRealEState.com 8-29-
16-2

Executice- New Home never lived in-3/2,only
blocks from Shands & U of F. No smoking
no pets. 1st and security required. Available
Aug. $1900/Mo. Call Gary 352-258-9116 8-
29-08-15-2

$AVE MONEY*$AVE GAS
50 NEW Scooters Availablell
4BR RMMTE MATCH from $3991mo
includes Cable w/HBO Full Size W/D, DW,
Pool, Gym, PC Lab & More
www.ucommonscondos.com 352.377.6700
8-29-08-15-2

***4BR/2BA HISTORIC HOUSE***
10 blocks to UF. Near downtown. High ceil-
ing, wood floor, cent A/C, W/D, tons of char-
acter. Avail Now 237 SW 4th Ave. $980/mo
352-214-9270 12-10-08-74-2

1BD/1 BA CONDO GREAT LOCATION
Close to campus and Shands. W/D included
Huge walk-in closet.$800/mo.
AVAILABLE NOW
321-543-8142 billdodds@earthlink.net.
8-29-08-14-02

Bike to UF, 3BR/2BA, on quiet dead
end street, wood floors, 2 car garage,
washer/dryer, & yard care. Nice! $1400/mo.
www.edbaurmanagement.com 1731 NW 6th
Street 352-375-7104 12-10-74-2

Across from campus, brand new
apt.units, 2br/2ba, security, wa/dr, 1185 Sw
9th rd., $1000, 375-0048 8-29-08-14-2

WALK TO SHANDS/UF.
Affordable and quiet 2/2 located at
Campus Edge. Wood floors,
upgraded cabinets, washer and dryer.
Call now for special pricing 954-325-6375
8-29-14-2

2BR/1BA near UF & Shands
Large, quiet, very private
$695, see www.mamasoes.com/apt
for video and photos
9-25-08-31-2


S2/2 Condo very close to campus. Fully
renovated w/vaulted ceilings & loft-style MB
w/WIC. Pets OK. $999. (786) 255-5705,
gdxxl@aol.com 8-26-08-10-2

Near UF, available now. 3/2 house with
large living area and yard, window A/C, W/D
hookups, yard service included, off street
parking. 414 NW 10th St. $1000 per mo.
Edbaurmanagement.com 1731 NW 6th St.
375-7104 12-10-74-2

.1BR/1BA in golf course community. Newly
refurbished, tile floors, granite counter tops,
new appliances, W/D.
11961 Turkey Creek Blvd. 386-462-0994
$650/mo, $500 security deposit. 8-27-08-
11-2


2BR/1BA HOUSE FOR RENT
6 blocks from UF, 1 block from Mother Earth.
$900/mo 352-215-4880 or 352-281-6640 8-
26-08-10-2

Horse Barn & Mobile Home: 6 mi to UF, 2
brdroom, one bath, washer/dryer/ screened
porch/fenced yard. 10 stall barn,padded
stalls,automatic waterers, hay barn, round
pen, arena, grassy paddocks. Deposit and
references required. CALL 352-376-8792
8-29-08-12-2


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2BR 2BA Condo in Timberway
Central H &Air, Carpet $800/Mo
3317 NW 51st Terrace
Call Merrill Management Inc. 352-372-1494
8-29-12-2

We've Rolled Back the Prices!
$450/mo 1 BD/1 BA close to UF
Windsor Terrace Apts.
3520 SW 20th Avenue
Union Properties 352-373-7578 12-10-74-2

HARDWOOD FLOORS!
Adorable & Remodeled
2BD/1BA $995/mo W/D incl.
Near Norman & Sorority Row
Union Properties 352-373-7578
www.rentgainesville.com 12-10-74-2

One BR apt. for rent. 1 person, 1 car, no
smoking, no pets, no fleas. It is small but has
it all. All util. pd. $360/MO, unfurnished. Call
Charlie "Whitey" Webb. 375-4373 Stop by
1215 NE 20thAve. 8-29-12-2

Phoenix Apartments (3120 SW 26th Way)
2 Br 1 Ba (freshly updated) apartment, 900
square foot, on bus route UF/Shands. W/D
hookups and fenced backyard.2 apartments
available ($550-560) 562-2782 or 514-6869
8-28-10-2

LAW SCHOOL 5 MINUTE WALK
3BR/1BA, cent AC/Heat, carport, garage,
remodeled kitchen. $1250/mo. 1stllast/sec.
Avail 8/15. 106 NW 25th St. 363-0658 8-
29-08-11-2

$1200/TOWNHOUSE IN
MEADOWBROOKE FOR RENT
This is a charming 2br, 2ba end unit town-
house w/ garage on the fairway. Just minutes
from the mall, Santa Fe College and UF.
Gated community, quiet neighborhood which
is great for grad students and families. 1165
Square feet, granite countertops, like new
appliances, w/d included if needed, energy
star home, security system available, access
to clubhouse, exercise room and golf course.
352 538-3952 8-28-08-10-2

. NW 39th Ave. Fancy Ig 2/2 + loft (3rd BR).
Open, bright, costly laminated wood look-
ing firs. $765-$775. Add new ceramic tile fir.
$900. Nice 2/2 gated patio, trees $650'670.
On bus rt. Good area. 373-8310 / 219-3937
8-27-8-2

READY TO MOVE IN Today!!

Rocky Point
1,2,3 Bedrooms
3100 SW 35th Place
352-376-1619

Archer Woods
1,2, Bedrooms
3020 SWArcher Rd
352-373-8727 .

Country Gardens
1&2 Bedrooms
2001 SW 16th St.
352-373-4500
8-29-08-10-2

oakbrook condo walk to shands/uf
move in now very nice 2br2ba has
large storage w/d,all appliances
free parking/water/july,$900/mo
352-281-0733 or 352-284-0316 8-27-08-
8-2

1 BR apt close to UF
$450/mo. Quiet neighborhood. Call 332-8481
or 359-1644 8-29-08-10-2

HISTORIC HOUSES
3BR/1BA, high ceilings, porch, wd firs. 923
SE 4th St. near S. Main. $1100/mo. 3BR
Bungelow, NE 10th st. oak firs, Irg yrd. $875/
mo. No dogs. sallygville@aol.com 378-3704
8-29-10-2

2BR/2BA Fully Renovated. All new appli-
ances, tile and wood floors, etc. Gated com-
munity minutes, from Shands/UF campus.
Amenities include pool and racquetball court.
875/month 305-992-5375 9-8-14-2

$625 1BDR/1BATH CONDO AT THE OAKS
walk to mall or North Fla. Medical, bus route
available, 2nd floor, good privacy, no pets
and smoke free. Call 352-495-7826 or 352-
226-0220 First months plus $375 Security.
8-25-08-5-2


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3/2 house 1 ml from UF stadium 3025
University Ave. Must see layout! Huge screen
room on back of house. Fenced backyard.
Pets ok. Reduced $1,450/mo. Call 407-353-
0564 8-25-5-2

Millpond Tnhs, across frm Gns alth &
Fitness, 2/2 fire pl,wd flrs,scrn prch,pati
o,garage,w&d,pool&tennis cts,near U/F,
the Mall, on bus line. Pets ok. $975. Irene
Larsson Mgmt 352-373-2605. Ready now!
8-25-08-5-2

Lg.2/2 for rent. Bdrms 13x19
Sparrow Condo SW 75th Street
dep$700.00/ $775.00 monthly
Bus line/Mall/Good schools
262-7979 10-1-08-30-2

2 Urban-Chic Downtown Townhomes w/
hardwood floors, paid utilities, cable, inter-
net, w/d for only $850/mo! Keller Williams
Gainesville Realty, 2835 SW 91st St #300,
Gainesville, FL 32608 -352.240.0600- 8-
25-08-5-2

1 BLOCK NORMAN HALL/1.5 BLK to UF
3BR/1BTH Living rm, dining rm, wash/dryer,
sunroom, parking included, owner pays wa-
ter 12 mo lease avail-8/1
call 352-224-8460 $1500 9-2-08-10-2

2 Bedroom/2 1/2 bath Condo, upstairs
and downstairs, washer and dryer, pool in
complex, great condition, intemet access
included. 518-859-9258 8-25-08-5-2

HUGE 2 BR 1 BA
Ask about 1 month FREE RENT,
W/D hookups. Pets OK
Walk to Vet School
$700 mo. Move in today!
866-747-8314 CMC LLLP
Lic. Real Estate Broker
Equal Housing Oppty.
12-10-08-74-2

3 bdrm/2 bath, a/c, hardwood floors, large
family room, fenced back yard, walk to UF,
available now, $1000/mo. 352-377-2399 8-
26-08-5-2

2BR/2BA 1st floor Condo newly remod-
eled washer/dryer quiet SE area Treehouse
Village(on bus-line)Complex has 2 pools and
fitness center non-smoking 769/month 769/
security (321) 213-5059 8-26-08-L2- -

Lovely ENERGY EFFICIENT Home
In Quiet Residential Area
Brand New Heat Pump/AC unit
Extra Insulation Sprayed into Ceiling
Almost New Windows
Beautiful-Clean-Newly Painted
3BR/2BA NW Gville.
3 mi-10 min drive to UF & 10 min drive
to SFCC. Great open floor plan w/custom
kitchen, newer appliances & new kitchen
countertop, smooth-top range, dishwasher,
W/D, fully fenced half-acre back-yard,
fully tiled w/large beige marble-like ceramic
Spanish tiles throughout house, handsome
custom woodwork on all doors & moldings,
"Hunter" ceiling paddle fans, 1-car garage.
Close to shopping/park.
A must see property,
Avail on/before Aug 1st. Good references
required. $1,095. + dep. 727-465-4166
Professional and / or Grad Student only
8-26-08-5-2

2BR/1BA HOUSE
Close to Campus
W/D S650/mo, Avail Aug.
711 NW 8th St Call 352-215-8744 8-25-
08-4-2

SAVE Money Miami Style New Tiled
2/2 Duplex vaulted ceiling, central heat, air
W/D H/U, close to UF/Mall, Private Backyard
$6751mo Call 352-374-4216 for app. 8-29-
08-8-2
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Room(s) for rent, walk/bike to uf, W/D, 4BR
3BA house, utilities and cable included, $350
$550; 352-514-6456 8-25-4-2

2BD/1BA House SW 57th Dr. $1000/mo,
1st/last/$500 security, 1 yr lease
fireptace,fenced backyard, lawn maintenance
and pest control included, pets considered.
Call (352) 258-1600 or brudekr@cox.net
8-27-08-5-2







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2BR/2BATH JACKSON SQUARE CONDO
$1500/month. Corner 3rd floor unit with
large balcony. Luxury new condo. $1500 de-
posit. 325 NW 14th St. Sally 352-214-6964
8-26-08-4-2

4/2 HOUSE
Close to UF, movies and restaurnats. $1250/
mo. $1000 deposit. Immediate availability,
Call 352-284-0740 8-27-08-5-2

FANTASTIC LOCATION
2BR/1BA single story duplex. Easy walk to
UF & Shands at AGH. $600-$625. First, last,
security 1 year lease no pets, no smoking.
Private off-street parking. 494-1188 8-27-
08-5-2

FIRST MONTH RENT IS FREE
IN IRONWOOD GOLFCOURSE VILLAGES
QUIET, SPACIOUS, 8 MINUTES FRM UF
3 BD/ 1 1/2BA Unfurn, Jacuzzi $1050 mo.
Pets ok, 1/2 off Sec. Dp. 3523766220 8-
27-5-2

$575...Cute 1 bedroom apartment.
Hardwood floors and ceiling fans
Located on NW 7th St behind Leo's 706.
Close to UF and downtown
Cats allowed 904-540-0342 8-27-5-2

IMMEDIATE AVAILABILITY
Efficient, Clean & Spacious, Wood or Tile
Floors, Fenced yards, Close to Campus, Pet
Friendly, Reasonable Rates 352-494-8959
*Apartments, Quad Plex:
2 BR/1BA- 1BR/1BA-SWAREA
*Houses: 4BR/2BA-3BR/2 BA-SWAREA
*Condo: 3BR/2.5 BA, GARAGE-
BELLAMY FORGE, NW, 43RD ST. 8-
27-08-5-2

3BR/2BA in Springtree. All appliances,
fenced backyard, garage, covered patio.
Nice. $1100/mo. $1100 sec. dep. 538-9829.
Available Now. 8-29-08-7-2

MILL POND Across from Gainesville Health
& Fitness. 2/2 plus loft room, W/D, tile down-
stairs, carpet up. Pool, tennis, small pets ok.
2A.mi to stadium. $1000/mo. Call 278-8827
Big rooms and extra storage. 8-27-08-5-2

Golfview home available for visiting
professor or family. Abuts UF law school.
$1,700 per month.
Three'fieroom, 2 1/2 baths, swimming pool,
fireplace. Fall term available. 378-3855 8-
26-08-4-2

GREAT LOCATION. $650, 1 BR WITH
LARGE STUDY, 1 BLOCK SHANDS/
CAMPUS,SOME UTILS,(352) 376 0080,
(352) 284 3873. NO DOGS 9-18-08-20-2 '

SW 3bdrm/2bth, Ig living rm w/ fireplace,
dining rm, screened patio, attached garage,
fenced, new carpet. $1000./mth plus security.
Call 352-375-7030 or 352-870-7577 Avail
now. 8-27-08-5-2

Adorable Vintage Home in Williston 3BR,
1.5 BA, indoor laundry, completely remod-
eled, backporch overlooking woods, walking
distance to town and schools, no smoking or
pets $750 mo.(352)339-0634 8-29-08-8-2

Beautiful home in Haile Plantation 3BR 2BA
2 car garage, culdesac, 1770 sq ft, tiled
screened porch, split br plan open with vault-
ed ceilings, no smoking or pets. $1500/mo.
Call(352)339-0634 8-29-08-8-2

Room for rent in 4br 2 bath home off williston
Road. Only 2 miles fron UF and 1.5 miles
from 1-75. $295 a month plus utilities Please
call 727-430-1490 9-4-10-2

Charming 3b/1b House, quiet country set-
ting, close to town (5min to dwtn, 10min to
UF). Wood firs, screen porch, cent H/AC,
W/D. No smokrs. Avail 8/15. $700/mo. 375-
6854. Grad student or professional prfd.
8-28-0,8-2

Minutes to UF, Shands VA Hosp & UF horse
farm. 4Br/2Ba home open floor plan, screen
patio, huge oaks and privacy fenced back-
yard $1250/mo. Friendly pets ok 262-9131
9-5-08-10-2

Fabulous 3 BD/2.5 BA townhome
w/garage. Clean & bright, w/pool,
tennis, W/D. Near UF, Oaks
mall, afdWbus line. $1400/mo.
Call 352-246-7712. 8-28-08-5-2


SPRINGTREE 2BR/2BA, in quiet NW
neighborhood, garage; W/D, fireplace,
cathedral ceiling, A/C & fans throughout,
end. porch, $875/mo + 1 mo sec. dep. ph #
333-1990 8-28-08-5-2


Beautiful 3/3 in Rockwood Villas, you will
need to furnish your room. Rent is 400 plus,
1/3 utilities. There is a washer and dryer in
the townhouse with NEW paint, carpet, tile
and appliances. Please call Lena at 941-302-
0582 ASAP. 8-28-5-2


2 BR 1 BA Duplex 6 BIks to UF
Central Heat & Air $600/Mo
605 NW 13th Terrace
Call Merrill Management Inc.
352-372-1494 8-29-6-2


3BR 2BA Home with Family Room
Central H &Air, Washer/Dryer,
Nice Large Home $1275/Mo
2320 NW 16th Avenue
Call Merrill Management Inc. 352-372-1494
8-29-6-2


2BR 1.5BA Condo
#1005 4411 SW 34th st
$750/mo, new carpet, new tile,
1000 sq ft. Pool, Clubhouse, etc
Call Merrill Management Inc.
352-372-1494 8-29-12-2


2br/1ba units located steps away from UF at
1215 SW 4th Ave. House is separated into
upstairs and down units: tile floors, wooden
accented interiors; decaled parking spaces
inc. w/rent; access to laundry facilities for
residents. $625/mo, Security $650
www.edbaurmanagement.com- 1731 NW 6
Street- 375-7104 12-10-74-2


2br/lba at NE Blvd Apts-high ceilings and
wooden floors make this unit an excellent
student rental: close to dwntwn and laun-
dry facility on site; ample parking; $625/
mo,Security $650
www.edbaurmanagement.com-1731 NW6th
Street- 375-7104 12-10-74-2


Across from SFCC-2br/1ba has a lot of
upgrades in kitchen, good paint job, W/D
incl. storage area on bckprch for bikes etc;
$650/mo security $800; 3143 NW 79th Ct
www.edbaurmanagement.com-1731 NW6th
Street-375-7104


2br/2ba twnhs, loft style-Rockwood Villas
#824 SW 55th Terr, Close to Oaks Mall,
and on bus route. Unit is spacious and has
Ig walk-in closet upstairs; W/d incl; New
Dishwasher, screen back porch; pet friendly;
$800/mo, Security $750
www.edbaurmanagement.com-1731 NW6th
Street-375-7104 12-10-74-2


2br/2.5 ba twnhs at Hailey Forest just west
of 1-75, live near all the amenities of Archer
Road, also on bus route; unit has only been
rented once, almost brand new; has W/D
hkps and nice appliances; no pets or smok-
ers; one month FREE RENT w/signed lease;
$975/mo, Security $1000
www.edbaurmanagement.com-1731 NW 6th
Street-375-7104 12-10-74-2


Live at The Links at Haile Plantation:
Spacious 3br/2ba units avail now: nice
appliances- W/D hkps, AA-155-new paint
throughout; $1150/mo Security Dep $800;
This is an end unit w/ screened porch. Unit
U-124-$1100/mo-$800; Both units have golf
course view; Residents will have access to
pool, gym, clubhousre
www.edbaurmanagement.com 1731 NW 6th
Street 375-7104x110 12-10-74-2


RENT REDUCED-3br/2ba 1100 sq ft home
in Palmetto Creek; totally new paint, new
carpet; firepl; 2 car garg, W/D hkps; fenced
bkyrd; MUST SEE; $1000/mo, security $500
www.edbaurmanagement.com 1731 NW 6th
Street 375-7104 12-10-74-2


Not Happy
With Your Current Living Arrangement?

We'll Pay To Cancel Your Current Lease!*

3/2 Campus Edge $1195
2/2.5 Brighton Park $795
3/1.5 House $895
1/1 Duck Pond $575
3/3 Campus View $1750
4/4 Countryside $1300
4/4 Univ. Terrace W. $1200
3/3 Gables $1150
1/1 Campus Edge $770
2/2 Capstone $850
3/3 Downtown $1550
2/2 Hawthorne Reserve $950

DOZENS of Properties Available NOW!
Other Move-In Incentives Available
Call Today 352-371-2118
or www.BosshardtPM.com
*Some restrictions apply.
Not all properties qualify.
Each property individually owned.
Cash value of offer varies by property.
Call for details. 8-25-08-2-2

HURRY, HORSE PROPERTY. 2BR/1BA
cottage, lakefront views, 20 acres, fenced,
adjoins Gothe State Forest. 330-329-8834.
Email writer777@att.net. Riding trails, 15 mi
from campus, 1.5 mi dirt driveway. 9-8-10-2

Condo 2/1 Brandywine Old Archer Rd. Like
New. Call to see @813-924-7192, Avail now.
$650 per month, includes water. Laundry
Room, Pool, Rec Room on premises. Quiet.
No Pets. 8-29-08-5-2

Move In Now!
2 bed/2.5 bath condo in Kensington North
(SW 20th Ave) avail, for $900/mth. Internet
included. Call Tarah at 941-705-0778. 8-
29-5-2

MONTICELLO CONDO
2BR/2BA/1 CAR GARAGE, pool & tennis
court privileges, across from GHFC, $1100/
mo. Call 331-6872 9-8-08-10-2

HOUSE 4BR/2BA 2000 sq ft. Central heat/
air. Wood floor, tile, carpet in bedrooms.
Garage plus 2 car carport. 1105 NW 14th
Ave. $1390/mo Andree Realty 375-2900
9-30-08-26-2

One Bedroom/One Bath in Campus Point.
Located a block from UF and Shands.
Washer and Dryer included. Rent is $650 a
month. Contact Luke Brantley 352-359-0711
for showing. 9-4-8-2

4BR/3BA HOME
3000 sq ft, 1 mile.to UF $2200/mo. 352-213-
3943 8-29-5-2


Rocky Point
376-1619

2/2 Furnished
$824 mo

2/2 w/washer dryer &
Aug/Sept rent free
950 sq ft
$899
Pets welcome
9-8-08-10-2


Large house for rent: 3bd/2ba, wood/tile firs,
fenced bk yd, Ig Ivrm, Ig frilyrm, scrn porch,
cent h/ac, w/d, 10 min to UF. Non-smkrs.
1140 NE 10th Ave. $900/mo, 375-6854. 8-
29-08-5-2

MILL RUN CONDO
Nice place, close to campus. 2Br/1.5BA ap-
prox 1000 sq ft. W/D hk-up. Below market
rent $695/mo. Avail now. Call 352-359-8311
9-30-26-2

Rockwood Villas Rooms Available. Three
bedrooms with their private bathrooms. Each
room is very spacious(12'x11') with large
closets. The living and dinning rooms are
furnished. Rent is only $400 doesn't include
utilities. Eddy @305-298-0033. 8-29-5-2


-, For Rent For Rent
unfurnished II unfurnished )


Apartments Sublet & Roommates
Browse FREE!
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1/1 in a split-bdrm 2/2 at Cabana Beach
apts, Aug 23-May 12, $689/mo: NO SEC
DEP. $400 off rent. Includes fum, elec, hgh
spd intnet, was/dry, cable. They match room-
mate for u. Call Maureen at 352-281-2055.
8-28-08-8-3

$500.00 CASH INCENTIVE.Great location!
on bus route.Archer Rd. Fully furnished
private room in 4/4. $425/Mo includes
utilities.W/D,pool,Gym. 786-488-8450,786-
546-4836 9-10-08-15-3

MUST get out of lease
4/4 Lexington Crossing. Utilites Included. An
extra $200 for the person who takes it over.
954-261-6166 8-27-08-3-3

2BR/1.5BA, furnished or unfurnished. $800/
mo. Sublease Brookwood Terrace. Call 672-
1096 8-29-08-5-3


"ll Roommates )--- -----
RoommateRoomate, own Bathroom, 1/2

Rommate Matching HERE of 2BR house $500 +1/2 utirs.
oommate Matchingor 372777 Call 332-222-0267 9-30-29-4
Oxford Manor 377-2777 Call 332-222-0267 9-30-29-4


The Landings 336-3838
The Laurels 335-4455
Cobblestone 377-2801
Hidden Lake 374-3866
12-10-74-4


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submit your classified ad
for print andlor web editions
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Visa and Mastercard accepted.

Wanted Gentleman to ;hare 2/4 condo w/Ut
UF very close Beautlfu' courtyard & pool
$400/rm 352-328-5448 '0-16-08-60-4

Lg Room w2 closets in 3BR HOUSE, NW
39Ave, Lg Fenced Yard, Fets OK (<40
lb),Washer/Dryer, $385 +split u il. Female
preferred 352-283-6100 8-25-08-21-4


Handyman Special Disc 4 wk Share 2/2 MH.
Furn rm avail now. $200 N/R dep. $400/m
$100/wk incl util, laun & cook svc. N/A, N/S,
N/D. Need car. 30 day notice 2 vacate. Nr
bus/shops Sm caged pet ok 331-3666 8-
29-8-4

UF male JR looking for roommate, spacious
2/1 apt, $290 plus share of utilities and secu-
rity deposit near SW 34th St & SW 2nd Ave.
Call 254-424-8322 8-29-08-8-4

kitten and 2 cool cats need 3rd human for
3bd/3ba. awesome digs!: washer+dryer,
highspeed intemet+cabletv, great neighbor-
hood @ rockwood villas. $550/mo for every-
thing! call steve@3862998366 8-26-08-5-4

LARGE 34' 14' BEDROOM in 4/2. Cable
and internet included. Quiet neighborhood,
on bus route, un/fumished, washer, dryer,
deck (great for entertaining), parking, large
yard, pets ok. $450/month (352)283-2005
8-29-08-7-4


For Rent
unfurnished


BIKE TO UF
Avail now. 2/1 house. Fenced yard, W/D. Look
at 711 NW 8th St, then call 352-215-8744
$650/mo. 8-26-08-2-2

WALK TO UF! 2 r ms avail asap in 4 br
house. Female only. Indoor wash/dry, huge
backyard, screen porch, pets negotiable.
$395/mo, 813-295-3010. 9-3-7-2

2 bed/2.5 bath renovated townhouse in Mill
Run. 1 mile to UF. On bus rt. Sm fenced yard.
W/D. Stainless appl. Tile 1st fl/laminate 2nd
fl. Pool. Pets ok. $800/m. 352-378-8537 8-
29-08-5-2

REDUCED CLOSE TO CAMPUS
3BR/1BA, W/D in house, carport, tile, well
kept, August FREE. 352-335-3787 8-29-
08-5-2

Lofts Oasis Unique "Urban Style Loft Living"
less than 2 miles from Shands and UF
campus! Close to shopping, entertainment
and on bus line. Perfect for the young profes-
sional or serious student! 2 and 3 bedroom
unitsavailable, starting at $1,000/month. See
pictures and more info at www.edbaurmanag
ement.com 1731 NW 6th Street (352) 375-
7104x105 12-10-74-2

House near UF 3/2 house just blocks from
UF! Plenty of parking, WD hookups, fenced
yard. Available NOW! See pictures and
more info at www.edbaurmanagement.com
-(352) 375-7104 x105 12-10-74-2

Mallorca Square 2/2.5 spacious condo
near shopping, movie theatre, hospi-
tals and UF. $1050/month Available
NOWI See pictures and more info at
www.edbaurmanagement.com (352) 375-
7104x113 12-10-74-2


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aII Roommates

Clean, Quiet, non-smoking pre-profes-
sional female for 2BR/2.5BA townhouse.
.Unfurnished. Very quiet neighborhood. $450/
mo + 1/2 utils & internet. Call 561-827-4970
9-3-08-27-4

MATURE PROFESSIONAL share 3BR/3BA
pool home near UF. Safe area across from
Plaza Royale movie theatre. No alcohol/
drugs. Furn/unfurn. $325/mo + 1/3 util. I-net
W/D. Avail 8/1. yr lease. No pets. 371-3837
8-28-08-16-4

ENJOY A ROMANTIC OLD HOUSE
Near library downtown. $370-$375/rm + utils.
Short term. No pets. No smoking. 378-1304
8-29-08-17-4

Male, grad student, small apt on side of
private home close to UF on bus line. One
person only, no pets. Cable, patio, clean,
quiet. $500/mo. Utilities included. 378-2016
8-29-08-16-4

1 Bd/1 Bth-Master Ste-ln large 2 bd condo
w/washer/dryer located in Las Pampas.$450
a month plus shared utilities-$300 security.
256-4542 8-25-08-10-4

SHORT TERM LEASE OK
Avail immediately. Perfect for grad/med stu-
dent. Spacious room w/pvt bath, kitchenette,
pvt entrance. In large, quiet home, 5 min to
UF. WID, A/C. $575/mo + utils 352-284-0979
8-25-08-10-4

Share 1/2 of big house. 5 blocks from Law
School. Private entrance to Master Bed w/
huge shower + walking closet + private so-
larium. Beautiful backyard w/ gazebo $600 +
1/2 utilities. 727-492-2529 9-3-08-14-4

Male student to share expenses in 2/2.5BA
condo at Haily Gardens condo. Corner of
20th and 42nd St. Move-in ready. $500 +
$250 deposit. Call 386-426-1340 or 386-212-
2422 for appointment 8-29-08-12-4

Female professional / grad student needed in
2BRI1BA off of Tower Road. $325/mo. + 1/2
utilities. W/D. Close to bus line. No smoking.
No pets. Please call 352-871-0932 or email
femalcomic@yahoo.com. 8-25-08-8-4

Master bedroom with private bathroom at
Point West apartments available for $430,
including utilities(cable, high speed internet,
and electricity). Located on 34th St. across
from the UF golf course. Very quite com-
munity, great for students. E-mail me at
Saundemk@gmail.com or call me at 804-
267-0690 if you are interested. 8-24-08-1-4

Roommate needed in 4 bedroom 2 bath
house. Close to campus, short walk to bus
stops,cable and wireless intemet. 450/month
plus utilities. Call (941)713-5081 or (941)720-
4858 8-25-5-4

1/1 master room in 2/2 apt. Rent is
$365+utils,total about $440/month. Female
roommate needed. Apartment is fully fur-
nished, only furniture for room needed.
Please call for more detailslAsk for Aylen
or Teresa. (352)256-6866 & (352)792-5239
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NS Female. On bus rte. Laundry facility.
Close to UF. $230/mo. Incl util. Jane 871-
6065. Move-in immediately. CLEAN CATS
OK 8-25-08-3-4

1 or 2 Female rmmates wanted by UF
student to share 3bd/2 ba, furn house in
NE Gville's. IRONWOOD GOLFCOURSE
VILLAGES $455 util incl. 1 month free
3523766220 8-27-5-4

Very nice room for rent with large bathroom
in a 2 bed/ 2 bath. 5 Blocks from Ben Hill
Griffin Stadium. House has W/D, fireplace.
Perfect for UF students Call Patrick at 352-
682-9342. 8-29-08-7-4

3 rooms in'4br/2ba home near NW 27Ter &
62PL for Female grad/professional students.
$400/mo includes utilities, Internet & office.
863-612-0548 www.gradschools.org/uf 8-
29-08-7-4

OXFORD TERRACE II CONDO
ONLY 3 BLOCKS TO UF CAMPUS
Female for 1BR/1BA in 4BR/4BA. Fully fur-
nished, W/D, cable/internet. 1 yr lease. $550/
mo + util. 954-937-8080. 9-5-08-10-4

CLOSE TO UF Responsible individual to
share beautiful 4BR/2BA house. WD, $325/
mo plus share of utilities and security deposit
- No pets. Call: (352)-328-4210 or (904)343-
3680. 8-29-08-6-4

Las Pampas. Large 1bed/lbath avble in 2/2.
$450 + 1/2 utilities + sec. Great location, W/
D, community pool, no pets. First and Sec.
moves you in. 352.256.4542 8-28-08-5-4


Engineering junior, clean, quiet, looking for
same. 2 BR/1 BA, 1 blk from Shands. $400/
month + 1/2 utilities. $200 deposit. No pets,
12 mo. lease. Call 352-843-0220 9-5-10-4

2BR/1BA available in 3BR/2.5BA townhouse
in the Hawthonre Reserve. Clubhouse, pool,
tennis courts & much morel $900/mo or
$450/rm. Includes all utils w/$100 electric
cap. Call 954-328-8421 9-19-08-20-4

1 or 2 Female roommates wanted for a 3 Bed,
2 Bath spacious house. Gym, Pool, Tennis
Courts. Ideal for studious quiet students.
Cable TV and wifi intemet. House and rooms
furnished. $350/month utilities incl. Contact
Linda 561-843-1886 or masayume@ufl.edu
8-29-5-4

Wanted to share 2BD Condo off Tower
Archer Rd. Greenleaf Prefer non-smoker
clean & considerate no pets 600/mo incl
elec/ca/WD
352-281-4419 or rdaringer@gmail.com 9-
3-08-7-4

Female roommate,non-smoker, easy-go-
ing for quiet 2/2.5 town home. All utilities
included in price. 600/month, parking and
bus route, beautiful private neighborhood,
near 1-75 and Archer Rd. 904-703-7262
8-29-08-5-4

Room for rent in nice 4BR/3BA home off 16th
Ave between SFCC & UF. Cox cable & inter-
net, DW, W/D, along bus route, newA/C sys.
No cats/dogs. No smoking. $385/mo all utils
incl. 328-4995 8-29-5-4


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1/1 available in luxury 3/3 condo. Private bath
& BR., 1.5 miles from UF.
$500/mo + utilities, Avail. immediately
Call (561)-346-6718 8-29-08-5-4

1/1 available in a 2/2.5 beginning ASAP-July
'09. Email Erica atdarkpoetlover@gmail.com
for more details. 8-25-08-1-4

1 roommate wanted 2BR/1BA house. Cent
H/AC, W/D, nice yard for garden, in Alachua.
Wood floors, porch. Perferred NS. $338/mo +
1/2 utils. Call Margot 386-462-5205. Has live-
in cat, small pets ok. 8-29-5-4

Roommate needed 2BR/2.5Ba furn town-
home in Brighton Park on bus route to UF
every 15 mins. $400/mo + utils. Call Bobby
665-0751 8-29-08-5-4


ROOMMATES
Great neighborhood, 703 NW 11th ave.
7 min to UF & downtown, new cent H/AC,
new stainless kitchen, & W/D. Very nice
inside, 6' fenced yard, deck, Irg pool. Only
two bds left! $420 & $450 Call Karl 332-5030
9-5-08-9-4

SW 16th Ave, Oakbrook Condo, 2BR/2BA,
near Shands, VA hospitals, campus.
Engineering student needs roommate; $450
+ util; lease by semester possible call Brad at
561-312-8352 8-29-08-5-4

Roomie needed for 1 female & friendly puppy
in large furnished 2 BD/1.5 BR apt @ Arbor
Park. Under 1 mile from UF and downtown,
ample parking. $370/mo+1/2 util. Call 954-
557-4894. 8-29-08-5-4



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CONDO-CLOSE TO UF. 2BR/2 1/2BA.
ALMOST NEW. TILE FLOOR, WASHER/
DRYER, ETC. $148,000. INCLUDES 42"
PLASMA TV.
CALL 1-321-217-4145. 8-29-08-30-5


Brand new luxury condos starting at $288k.
Granite tops, tall ceilings, private balcony,
steel & concrete construction, alarm system.
Call Eric Wild at 352-870-9453 12-10-74-5

AFFORDABLE LUXURY NEW CONSTRUC-
TION NEAR UF, SHANDS, LAW SCHOOL
2Bed/3 Full Baths + Office. Granite
Counters, 2 Direct Bus Stops to UF. Matt
Price, Campus Realty 352-281-3551
12-10-16-5.

Downtown Sun Center
Club & Retail space available
McGum Management Company
352-372-6172 Ext. 2 8-25-08-7-5



Spacious, attractive 2/2 Green Leaf condo.
Master suite with study in loft, 2 story living
room w/ dining room. 2nd BD & BA down-
stairs. W/D in util room. By owner $85,000
281-9406 or 378-7715 8-29-10-5

New Home for Sale. 3/2 with study, 2 baths,
granite counter tops 2 car garage, CBS on
nearly 1 manicured acre just minutes from
UFL in Williston. 305-978-4824 9-5-08-10-5


New Home for Sale. 3/2 with study, 2
baths, granite counter tops 2 car garage,
CBS on nearly 1 manicured acre just min-
utes from UFL in Williston. 305-978-4824
www.hinthint.net 9-5-08-10-5

1985 2/1 Clar Manufactured Home in
Beautiful Oak Park Village of Gainesville.
Split bedroom plan, open kitchen & living-
room, new refrigerator, washer and dryer,
and central AC/heat. 3 miles from University.
Asking $11,500. Monthly lot rent $280. 865-
585-2977 9-12-14-5

WALK TO U.F. No parking costs
2BR 1BA w/front porch. Washer/dryer hook-
up (dryer present). Enclosed porch conve-
nient for storage or office. $700. 1324 NW
4th PI. Call 376-6381 8-29-08-5-5

Quality Home Close to UF
Great for grad students. 2BR/1.5BA. Asking
$170K or $1200/mo to rent. Completely re-
furbished. Call 352-359-6225 8-29-08-5-5

1985 66x14 single wide mobile home 3BR/
2BA home in excellent cond, located front of
park, Newberry rd/Tower rd, easy access to
RTS. W/D hook up, stove & fridge incl. Call
871-6319 or email cosmith@flmnh.ufl.edu
8-29-08-5-5


BED QUEEN $110 ORTHOPEDIC
Extra thick, pillow-top, mattress & box. Name
brand, new, still in plastic. Call 352-372-7490
will deliver. 12-10-08-74-6

BED FULL SIZE $90 ORTHOPEDIC
Pillow-top mattress & box. New, unused, still
in plastic w/warranty. Can deliver. Call 352-
377-9846 12-10-08-74-6

MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT $400
Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must
sell. Can deliver. Retail $1600. 352-372-7490
12-10-08-74-6

BED KING $170 PILLOWTOP
mattress & box springs. Orthopedic rated.
Name brand, new, never been used, in plas-
tic with warranty. Call 352-372-8588. Can
deliver. 12-10-08-74-6

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
12-10-74-6

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 12-10-08-74-6

SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather.
Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail
$2650. Sacrifice $750. Call 352-377-9846
12-10-08-74-6

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 12-
10-74-6

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

DINETTE SET 5pc $120 Brand new in box.
Never used. 352-377-9846 12-10-08-74-6

"BEDS -ALL BRAND NEW**
"Full $100 Queen $125 King $200"
Orthopedic pillow-top sets. Brand name
matching sets not used or refurbished. Still
in plastic, direct from factory! 352-33S'Si6.
12-10-74-6

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. 12-10-74-6

Bed- All New King! 3pc Orthopedic pillowtop
mattress set. Brand NEW, still in plastic with
warranty. Can deliver. $200 352-333-7516.
12-10-74-6

BEDROOM SET- $300 BRAND NEW
Still in boxes! 6 pieces include: Headboard,
2 Nightstands, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must
sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 12-10-08-
74-6

FUTON $60 Solid Oak Mission Style. With
plush mattress $140. All brand NEW still in
box. Can deliver. 352-333-7516 12-10-74-6

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
12-10-74-6

HOT TUB/SPA $1295 Brand New Loaded!
Waterfall, LED, lights, cupholders, 110-v
energy efficient with warranty. Free delivery,
MUST SELL 352-372-8588 12-10-74-6

Bed-FULL size pillowtop mattress & box.
New in plastic, warr. Can del. $100 317-4031

SOFA $185 Brand new! Love seat $'.still
in pkg. Can del 352-333-7516 12-10-74-6

FURNITURE & THINGS
Buy & Sell. New & Used. Wed-Sat 10-6
Corner of Waldo & Univ Ave 22 NE 11th St.
381-5577 or 283-3080 8-25-08-25-6

WIFE RAN AROUND I
All over town, looking for the best deals on
furniture and bedding. She found the at
Dumas Discount Furniture and Bedg
1201 East Univ. Av 352-371-4422
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6pc Bedroom Set Can fit F / Q
Several styles, several colors! Never used!
352-W-9799 9-3-08-10-6

2 PC Mattress Set-
ALL Brand New in Plastic w/warranty!
$199 352-372-2048 9-3-08-10-6

Brand New
Sofa & Loveseat Set
w/ full,w arrantyl 352-372-2048 $599 9-3-
08-t -

Corner desk set with hutch, free-standing
bookshelf, file, and executive chair. $125;
Black metal queen futon. $125; glass-top
metal breakfast table with four matching
chairs. $75. 332-7464. 8-26-5-6


Futons, Bi-folds & Chairs
$100-$250 Lightly used Remodeled
Call 339-4288 8-25-08-3-6

GE side by side refrigerator/freezer, ice
dispenser, excellent condition. $300. Manual
available.
372-6658 8-26-3-6


Co.mputers


CASH PAID FOR LAPTOPS
PDA's Modems Cameras
Any condition 336-0075 www.pcrecycle.biz
12-10-08-74-7

COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS
Network specialists
We buy computers and laptops
Working and Non-working
378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street
12-10-08-72-7


Bicycles

In the market for a new set of wheels or just
looking to add a second to that collection?
Wan-itsonalized handlebars or a fitted
seat? Check in the Alligator Classifieds

NEW& USED BIKES FOR SALE
WE REPAIR ALL BRANDS
Best Prices in Town *
SPIN CYCLE 373-3355
424 W UNIVAVE (DOWNTOWN)
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PARKING:
Private, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF.
Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-538-
2181. Can leave mssg. 12-10-08-74-10

UF SURPLUS EQUIPMENTAUCTIONS
are underwAy...
bikes, computers, printers, vehicles and
more. All individuals interested in bidding go
to: http://www.surplus.ufl.edu/online/
12-10-08-99-10

Need a spot to park that's close to UF? As
spaces become less available and more
expensive, for $50/mo you can have a
decaled spot on Alligator Alley, located at
1120 SW 1st Ave. These spots are rented
by the semester to accommodate students
and faculty alike. For more info, contact:
www.edbaurmanagment.com 1731 NW 6th
Street 375-7104X110 12-10-74-10

Restaurant Equipment
new & used, One Fat Frog, 407.936.2733,
info@onefaffrog.com 8-27-15-10

CBproads- Best books and software on the
planet, educational, inspirational, financial,
and extra-curricular activities. Instant down-
loads at: www.infodownload.ws 8-26-5-10

PARaNG SPACE FOR RENT
1117 SW 7th Ave, 1123 SW 7th Ave, 922
SW 7th Ave. $720 annually. 372-4903 8-
29-08-6-10


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Need a spot to park that's close to UF? As
spaces become less available and more
expensive, for $50/mo you can have a
decaled spot on Alligator Alley, located at
1120 SW 1st Ave. These spots are rented
by the semester to accommodate students
And faculty alike. For more info, contact:
www.edbaurmanagement.com 1731 NW 6th
Street 375-7104 12-10-74-10

PARTY SUPPLIES Complete line of
Bar Suppies, glassware, beer taps, draft
beer equipment. Professional Cooking
Utensils. R.W. Beaty Co 1206 N Main St.
RWBEATY.COM 376-5939 M-F 8-5, Sa 10-3
12-10-74-10


*FAST CASH PAID FOR ANY CAR*
ORunning or not!l
*NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS
*Over 10 yr svc to UF students
*Call Don @ 215-7987 12-10-08-74-12

CARS CARS BuyOSellrTrade
Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes
Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars
3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com
CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150
12-10-74-12

OVER 50 IMPORTS UNDER $10,000
SELECT MOTOR CAR
THE YELLOW BUILDING
2715 N MAIN 377-1616
www.selectmotorcar.us
12-10-08-74-12

$500! POLICE IMPOUNDS!
HONDAS, CHEVYS, TOYOTAS, ETC.
For listings 800-366-9813 ext 4622
4-22-72-12

JUNK CARS HAULED AWAY!
0** FREE 0 FREE FREE* FREE***
MUST HAVE TITLE! METRO GNV ONLY
CALL DON 215-7987 12-10-08-74-12

CARS FROM $29/MO!
Hondas Chevys Jeeps and more!
$0 Down, 36 Months @ 8.5% apr.
For listings call 800-366-9813 ext 9765
12-10-74-12


*FAST CASH PAID*
For any cars or trucks. Running or not. Clean
or wrecked. Segovia 352-284-8619 12-10-
74-12

*****ATTENTION*****
*****SUN CITY AUTO SalesO***
WHY PAY MORE? YOU COULD PAY LESS!
300+ vehicles @ wholesale prices 338-1999
12-10-08-74-12


Buy and Sell new and used Textbooks
with University of Florida students college
students nationwide. Cut out the middle
man and try MyTextbookSpace.com! 8-
29-08-5-10

2006 Nat'l Champ T-shirts. $1 each
Silkmasters' Warehouse 4405 SW 35th
Terrace near Alley Katz. 9-5 M-F 372-8958
S8-29-08-5-10

PARKING
60 sec from UF. Close to business college &
general classrooms. Lowest rates. 352-538-
2454 8-29-08-5-10


Motorcycles, Mopeds


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RPM MOTORCYCLES INC
SALES, SERVICE, PARTS
Many Brands Available 518 SE 2nd St.
www.RPMmotorcycles.com 377-6974
12-10-08-74-11

*****New Scooters 4 Less*****
Motor Scooter Sales and Servicel
Great Scooters, Service & Prices!
118 NW 14th Ave, Ste D, 336-1271
www.NS4L.com
12-10-08-74-11

***GatorMoto***
Largest Scooter Store in Town! Run by Gator
Grads! New scooters starting at$999. No legit
shop can beat these prices! lyr Warranties
included. 376-6275GatorMoto.com 12-10-
08-74-11

SCOOTER SERVICE
New Scooters 4 Less has LOW service rates!
Will service any make/model. Close to UFI
Pick-ups avail $19.99 oil changes! 336-1271
12-10-08-74-11

***www.BuyMyScooter.com***
Buy A New Scooter, Buy A Used Scooter
All on one site Check the website or call
336-1271 for more infol 12-10-08-74-11

GATORMOTO is Gainesville's number 1
service facility. We repair ALL-b-ands 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 12-10-08-74-11

SWAMP CYCLES
New location Closest to campus.
Scooters-Service-Pickup-Parts-Acces morel
633 NW 13th Street
www.swampcycles.com
12-10-74-11

BRAND NEW 50 CC SCOOTER $1100.00
CASH OR YOU CAN PUT $750.00DN AND
PAY $100.00 A MONTH.80-114 MPG,47
MPH (904)525-6716 NIKKI 8-26-08-5-11


2002 Suzuki Hayabusa, $4000, FATTIRE KIT
240, Mileage 11000, Engine Size (cc)1300 ,
Colour Gold,Dyno 175 RWHP, Custom RC
components huligan rims, front(17inch) &
back(18inch) Contact info:206-202-7313 or
jeniferpasic@hotmail.com 8-29-08-7-11

***SOLANO CYCLE***
Scooters from $899. Largest selection from
KYMCO, Daelim, Hyosung, Adly, Genuine,
Schwinn, others. 2 yr warrantees.
1024 S Main St 338-8450 solanocycle.com
12-10-08-74-11


1994 Toyota Corolla
Its a great car. Sched. maintenance. 103
K mi. Tan 4dr Ac/Heat New brakes No
problems Asking $2500 Call 231-1962 8-
27-08-4-12

Top dollar paid for unwanted cars, trucks
We haul- vehicles picked up daily. We'll sell
you the parts to repair it or we'll buy it
Columbia Auto Salvage
1-800-445-4879
8-29-14-12

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MAKE A DIFFERENCE?
Become a Crisis Counselor
Training begins: Sept 13th.
For more info contact
Ali Martinez 264-6782
amartinez@alachuacounty.us
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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-
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LAYOUT & DESIGN POSITION
The Alligator Production Department is
accepting student applications for the posi-.
tion of Ad Graphic Designer and Daycrew
Prodution Staff. Will train, but experience with
Adobe inDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, and
Acrobat is preferred. Friendly work environ-
ment, flexible schedule, with hours between
9AM and 5PM Mon-Fri. Fill out an application
at the front desk of The Alligator, 1105 W
University Ave, Mon-Fri 9AM 5PM, Include
available work schedule and references.
Previous applicants are welcome to reapply
with current schedule. Please no phone calls
or emails. EOE

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. 12-10-
74-14

Students in Accounting, Aviation, Business/
Sales and computer science needed for
various positions. Flexible schedules and
competitive pay. Join our team! Learn more
at www.gleim.com/employment 12-10-08-
74-14

SECRET SHOPPERS
Needed for evaluations of
Local Stores, Restaurants and Theaters
Flexible Hours, Training Provided
Call 1-800-585-9024 ext 6254
12-10-08-74-14

Political/Commercial Call Center
Phone reps needed ASAP Political & Corp
Campaigns. Up to $9/hr + bonus potential.
352/371-5888 X111, 4112 NW 22 Dr. 12-
10-74-14


Good condition. Serviced oy Ricnar s volvo.
Newly painted yellow. Price $1200. Call PARADIGM PROPERTIES
David 371-3452 8-29-08-5-12 Leasing Specialist, PT
Sales & customer service exp.
EOE, DFWP
n352-375-2152 x301 Apply online at:
www.teamparadigm.com
12-10-74-14


LOCAL ARTIST NEEDS:
* Gold Diamonds Gems Class Rings
* ETC Top Cash $$$ or Trade *
OZZIE'S FINE JEWELRY 373-9243. 12-
10-74-13

UF GRAD PAYS MORE
for gold jewelry, scrap gold, Rolex, dia-
monds, guitars, etc. Top $$$. Get my offer
before you sell! Call Jim 376-8090 or 222-
8090 12-10-08-74-13

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 friendly
Contact 219-6948. 8-29-08-30-13

NEED CAD DRAWING
OF DOME STRUCTURE.
www.floridadomes.com. Tom 352-481-3322
8-29-08-9-13


DELIVERY DRIVERS up to $12/hr.
KITCHEN HELP $7.00-$7.25/hr.
CALIFORNIA CHICKEN GRILL 378-2442
12-10-74-14


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.
DCI Biologicals 150 NW6th St.
352-378-9204
12-10-08-74-14

PARK PLACE CAR WASH
Now Hiring FT & PT positions available.
Great environment, flexible hours. Apply in
person 7404 NW4th Blvd-Across from Home
Depot 12-10-08-74-14

Phone survey interviewers wanted.
Start work today! No sales,
opinion research only! Flexible
Scheds! Perceptive Market
Research 336-6760 ex 4081 Call Now!
12-10-74-14

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

$STUDENTS GET CASH ON THE SPOT$
For gently used clothing/accessories & fur-
niture. No appt.necessary! Sandy's Savvy
Chic Resale Boutique 2906 NW 13th St. 372-
1226 12-10-08-74-14:

SALES AND MARKETING
We are expanding and
seeking self starters,
must be $$$ motivated,
team player, ready to
produce large results NOW!
Call 800-294-4186 8-28-30-14

Now you can easily
submit your classified ad
for print andlor web editions
right thru our website!
Just go to
www.alligator.org/classifieds
Visa and Mastercard accepted.

BARTENDING
$250 A DAY POTENTIAL
No experience necessary, training provided.
800-965-6520 ext 138 12-10-08-
74-14

Graphics and Web Design internships
available at 352 Media Group. Email
jsasser@352media.com for more info. 8-
25-08-18-14

Web Design and Programming intern-
ships available at 352 Media Group. Email
jsasser@352media.com for more info. 8-
25-08-18-14

Advertising and Marketing and Project
Management internships available at 352
Media Group. Email jsasser@352media.com
for more info. 8-25-08-18-14

Why Wait To Graduate? Earn While You
Learn! $8000-$12000 very flexable, 20
openings CALL NOW! 1-800-631-2648 9-
2-08-20-14

Career Opportunity! Business Owner Seeks
Leaders And Trainees, 15-20 Hour Weeks,
Get Paid What You're Worth! 1-800-783-
2614 (Leave Message) 9-2-08-20-14


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E l Help Wanted

Hardworking UF and SFCC students wanted
for part time employment. Apply at The Gator
Shop 1702 West University Ave or call 376-
5191. Game days required. Serious inquires
only. 8-29-17-14

PT/FT teachers needed for high qualityplay
based child care center. Paid holidays &
medical insurance for FT. AA/CDA preferred.
Low ratios & friendly atmosphere. Email us at
HTCCC@holytrinitygnv.org 8-25-08-9-14

Work on Campusl
Gator Dining Services, located on the UF
Campus, is now hiring! We offer flexible
schedules, competitive pay, employee meals
and a great working environment. Apply
online today at www.gatordining.com EEOC/
Drugfree Workplace 8-29-08-12-14

Teachers Needed
Imagine Learning Center 371-5450. Taking
applications from reliable, creative & loving
individuals who enjoy working with children.
info@imaginelearningcenter.com 8-29-08-
12-14

BARN HELP NEEDED in exchanges for
boarding or lessons at 1st class hunter/
jumper facility. Different shifts available.
EXPERIENCE NECESSARY Please call
352-359-4149 8-29-11-14

VIDEO TECH
SOFTWARE DEVELOPERS
ADMINASST
NETWORK ASST
SALES CONSULTANTS
PROOFREADER
TECH SUPPORT
PAINTER
Full and part time positions.
Send resume to hr@gleim.com
www.gleim.com 9-8-08-15-14

Do U like gourmet COFFEE? I'm looking 4
energetic, very motivated people 2 sell gour-
met coffee 2 restaurants, coffee shops, etc.
(Web site: www.honduras.net) By commis-
sion. Tel 352.262.0444 9-26-08-29-14

TGR INVESTMENTS is looking for
OFull time employees, both male & female.
*Starting pay $8/hr.
*Apply Mon-Fri, 10-5 @ 1031 NW 6th St.,
Suite A-3, Gville. 8-25-5-14-

WINDOW BLIND INSTALLERS
Needed PT for independent contractor.
Please call 352-339-4600 9-5-08-13-14


Club Decadence
NOW HIRING DANCERS
Apply 12 SW 2nd St, Downtown Gainesville,
behind 8 Seconds next to parking garage.
352-222-2746, www.clubdecadence.com.
8-29-08-9-14

CNA TRAINING CLASS: $250! Work at your
own time & pace in your own home To get
program on DVD's call 352-597-2559. For
online program visit www.lapcnatraining.com
Get started right away! 12-10-72-14

RECEPTIONIST/SALON COORDINATOR
PT, Wed & Fri: 2-7pm, Sat: 9am-5pm.
Available immediately. Call Lisa 352-258-
5566 8-25-08-5-14

CERTIFIED MECHANIC NEEDED
Own tools, experienced only.
Great starting pay!
Must be dependable.
352-338-1999 8-25-5-14

DRINK SELLERS NEEDEDIIIIII
All Gator Home Football Games. Join the
excitement and make money too! Here's
how... Attend a sign up meeting in the South
End Zone of Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, enter at
gate 2, on Aug. 16th or Aug. 23th at 10am.
You must have a Photo ID and $7.50 to pur-
chase required shirt, call (352) 375-4683 ext.
6500 8-27-08-6-14

WAREHOUSE STAFF!
FT/PT inventory control, flexible hours. Great
job for students! Will work around Class
schedule. Apply at Concessions Office,
South End Zone Ben Hill Griffin Stadium,
next To the Gator Sport Shop (352) 375-4683
x6500 8-27-08-6-14

EVENT SUPERVISORS!!
PT Supervisors needed. days, nights week-
ends. Flexible hours. Great 2nd Job! Apply at
Concessions Office, South End Zone Ben
Hill Griffin Stadium, next to the Gator Sport
Shop (352) 375-4683 x6500 8-27-08-6-14






Have a 3.6 GPA & want to earn some extra
cash? We are now hiring notetakers for
summer & fall. Go to www.HowlgotanA.com
8-29-08-9-14


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Medical Assistant
Dermatology Practice has an opportu-
nity for Full-Time and Part-Time employ-
ment. Excellent Benefits and Competitive
Salary. Excellent Opportunity for Physician
AssistantApplicants. Please send resume to
fscds2008@yahoo.com 8-25-4-14

Animal Care Technician to work family
business on reptile breeding farm. Must be
responsible and dependable. PT/FT, start at
$6.80/hr. Send resume to bos@repster.com
352-495-3075 8-29-7-14

* Kind, loving nanny/childcare person 0
At my office in G'ville &/or my Alachua home.
Flex hrs, mornings, afternoons some eve-
nings. Darling 3-mo old girl. Refs req'd, own
trans. Salary negotiable. katiegator@aol.com
8-25-08-3-14

* HAIRSTYLIST
* OAIL TECH
Positions available. Upscale salon. NW sec-
tion. Available immediately. Call Lisa at 352-
258-5566 9-30-08-28-14

SERVERS
Experienced & friendly. Aply in person be-
tween 3 & 5pm. NAPOLATANOS'S, 606 NW
75th St. 8-27-08-5-14

*IT/Programming Internship. Local invest-
ment firm seeks individual to work PT/FT
with SQL, HTML, ASP, databases, servers,
and networks. 2+ yrs exp pref. $15-20 per
hour + bonuses, long term capability. Fax
resume to 352-378-4156.* 9-30-08-28-14

Office Manager position available at 352
Media Group. Administrative, collections,
Quickbooks experience a plus. Email
resume to carolinec@352media.com 9-
19-08-20-14

CALICO JACK'S
now hiring experienced cook, front of house
supervisor, back of house supervisor, bar-
tenders, servers & shuckers. Apply in person
calicojacks@bellsouth.net, 371-1675 8-25-
08-2-14

WANTED: HOMEWORK TUTOR FOR A
MALE STUDENT GOING INTO SEVENTH
GRADE AT OAK HALL MIDDLE SCHOOL.
BETWEEN 4 AND 5 DAYS A WEEK.
TIMES ARE WHATEVER WORKS FOR
THE STUDENT AND TUTOR.
CALL DENISE ELLIS 352-318-0447
8-26-08-3-14

Caregiver needed for 25 yr old disabled girl.
Must have your own personal low-profile've-
hicle (ie, no SUV?s). Must be a UF student
and be in good physical condition. Hours:
Every Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. $10/hr.
Luxurious work conditions. Call Jerry at 377-
1306. 8-28-08-5-14

Sun Country Sports is hiring All programs,
All levels. Gymnastics, Cheerleading,
Tumbling, Dance, AfterSchool, RockWall,
Office, Cleaning/Maintenance, Drivers
& more. Applications available online at
www.suncountrysports.com. Fill one out
today and bring to either location.
8-29-08-6-14

PART TIME WORK HOME & OFFICE
Students only. $9/hr start. Weekends and
weekdays. Mowing experience preferred. Tel
352-591-3000 8-29-08-6-14

LANDSCAPER
for commercial properties needed FT.
VALID DRIVER'S LICENSE & CLEAN
BACKGROUND A MUST. Exp preferred. Call
352-222-1904 9-30-08-27-14

NERO'S PIZZAAND PASTA
Now hiring experienced servers & counter
staff for FT & PT positions. 5240 NW 34th
St. across from YMCA for interview. 9-12-
15-14
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COMPUTER Is Required To Start FREE
Infol Call Nowl 866-654-5758 8-28-5-14




NOW HIRING
Experienced Notetakers and Editors
Fall 2008 apply online at
www.SmokinNotes.com
8-29-08-11-14


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YARD WORK SW Gainesville.
FLEXIBLE HOURS.
Call Myriam 372-2707 8-28-08-5-14


OFFICE CLERK
PT friendly office: Data entry, typing, phones,
cust svc, computer exp & multitasking. Must
be willing to learn. Flex hrs. $8.50-$11/hr.
DFWP Call Myriam 372-2707 8-29-08-5-14


PERSONAL ASSISTANT
Shadow Executive Mom: office work, as-
sist cooking healthy meals, housekeeping,
etc. Meals provided on work days. Flex hrs.
$8.50-$11 DFWP Call Myriam 372-2707 8-
28-08-5-14


THE RED ONION
NEIGHBORHOOD GRILL Now hiring mo-
tivated, exp line cooks & servers. Please
apply in person, located in Uptown Village
at Townsend, NW 39 Ave, 3885 NW 24 Blvd.
8-29-6-14


Sales support admin FT $8-12h
Support order process, track &
expedite. Great fast-paced work
environ. Located in G'ville.
email cpowers@e-techservices.com 8-25-
08-2-14




PREMIER
PRODUCT ONS

Now Hiring Full Time
Internship Positions
Business, Marketing, Finance, Field
Experience Customer Service Reps,
Order Processing, Sales Assistant,
Account Executives (Exp Req), Managing
Accounts with: Student Organizations &
Corporate businesses. Send Resumes to
jobs@premierparties.com 8-29-08-6-14


P/T Receptionist
Needed for pm hours in busy upscale hair
salon on univ. ave. Please Call 226-8636
8-25-08-1-14


DRIVER WANTED
for daily afternoon ride from Eastside
highschool to Jonesville. Reliable and safe
driving record. 352-472-6672 evenings 8-
26-08-2-14


JOB ANNOUNCEMENT
LOCATION: GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA
TITLE: BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE
TECHNICIAN GS-0404-04
DURATION: 2 TO 6 MONTHS SCHEDULE:
FLEXIBLE (20 HOURS A WEEK)
SALARY: $12.77 AN HOUR

JOB DESCRIPTION: Assists in screening
specimens in targeted surveys for exotic in-
sects. Includes dissecting, chemically treat-
ing specimens, identifying moths, data entry,
shipping materials, retrieving traps from the
field, etc.

MAIL OR FAX RESUME TO: [MUST BE
RECEIVED BY SEPTEMBER 19, 2008].
USDA APHIS PPQ
8100 NW 15TH PLACE
GAINESVILLE, FL 32606
TEL: 352-313-3040
FAX: 352-313-3041 8-29-5-14


HOMEWORK COACH
Needed for bright 6th grader. Must have own
transportation. $10 an hour plus mileage,
Call Arlene 331-3892 8-26-08-2-14


Opus Cafe Coffee Bar
We are searching for fun and active stu-
dents to work 12 to 30 hours per week at a
fast paced coffee bar near campus. Starting
pay is $7.25/hr. + tips. Call Tim for employ-
ment information at 352.262.0822.
An application may also be downloaded at
www.opus-cafe.com
9-3-08-7-14


E ll Help Wanted


EXACTECH, an orthopedic company based
in Gainesville, has 3 part-time, internship
opportunities available for an undergraduate
or graduate student majoring in public rela-
tions, marketing, business, east Asfllan-
guages, finance or accounting. The Finance
Analyst Intern position will be supporting
our corporate sales team. This person will
be responsible for managing and analyzing
sales reports. Ideal candidate should have
basic finance knowledge and be proficient
in Microsoft Word and Excel. The Marketing
Analyst Intern position will be responsible
database management, analyzing market
trends and generating graphs frco liata.
The Japanese Translation Intern will work
closely with our Information Systems
group. The candidate will be responsible for
translating data from English to Japanese
and vice versa. If you are interested in
learning more about these opportunities,
please submit your cover letter and resume
to pjuman.resources@exac.com or visit
wwwv.exac.com. 9-2-08-10-14


NANNY NEEDED
For needed for two kids after school: 2:45
- 5:45pm, Mon-Fri. Call 352-318-5110 9-
8-10-14

Employment Opportunity
for avid sports fan to promote the
SportMast TM, a trailer hitch flag pole
designed to fly a 3'x5' team flag
at highway speeds.
Receive a free SportMast TM and
team 3'x5' flag ($200 retail value)
and be the ultimate sports fan
earning financial incentives.
Must have truck with 2" trailer hitch receiver.
Please go to www.sportmast.com to email
or call 1-888-FAN-9909 for details.
8-29-08-5-14

TUTORS NEEDED 1-on-1 tutoring at-risk
elem school students. 1-4 afternoons/wk
$9.50/hr 15-20 min S of UF. Fed wk study
req for emp. Volunteers welcome Contact
Sally 352-384-1155; st23@cox.net
8-29-5-14

Dependable, NS, F Babysitter needed 3 days
a week M, T, W, TH fall/spring commitment.
Reliable transportation to p/u 3 bif'from
school and keep in my Newberry home.
Hours 1:30-5:30 call 258-9216 Iv msg. 8-
29-08-5-14

PSIGENICS/QUANTUM WORLD CORP

Immediate, full-time positions:
* Programmer, Technical-IT,
C, GUI, and Windows OS;
* Engineer, Electronic/
Electrical-circuit design, testing and FPGA
Min. BS and 5 yr experience.

Three part-time intern opportunities
also available:
* Research Assistant, Human Testing;
* Programmer, FPGA;
* Programmer, Games.

Email resume: contact@comscire.com,
or call 352-334-7299 for more information.
9-8-08-10-14

After-School Coach for 16 yo with ADHD
& LD. Daily pick up 2:30 pm &
activities including homework.
Transportation and references required.
Therapy or special ed background
preferred. Please call 246-2353
8-29-08-5-14

PiT exp. Website operator: fill orders & up-
date info. Must be available thru holidays with
a flexible schedule. Fax resume to 352/332-
2518. 9-3-08-7-14


DELIVERY DRIVER
Golden Buddha PT/FT Call 372-4282 8-
29-5-14

Nanny Wanted
M-F 3PM to 8ish. Every other wk. $10/hr.
Involves picking up from school,driving to
activities, help with homework and di.ners.
Call Jay 870-2734
9-12-08-14-14








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FISH LOVER WANTED.
Knowledgeable hobbiest wanted to work
with our customers. Must be enthusiastic
wtih qaity to identify a considerable amount
of freshwater, and saltwater fish. See Karen
at Aquatropics 2100 SW 34th Street
9-3-08-7-14

Front of House staff needed @ Liquid Ginger.
Experience preferred, not necessary. Come
& fill out application. 101 SE 2nd Place Suite
118, Downtown behind Hipp. 8-27-3-14

SANBO SAVVY CHIC RESALE
BOUTIQUE NOW HIRING. Great working
environment. PT/FT positions available. $7-
$7.50/hr + incentives. 352-372-1226 2906
NW 13th St. 9-8-08-10-14

EVENT TELLERS!!
PT Cashiers needed. days, nights weekends.
Flexible hours. Great 2nd Job! Bank Teller
experience required Apply at Concessions
Office, South End Zone Ben Hill Griffin
Stadium, next to the Gator Sport Shop (352)
375-4683 x6500 8-27-08-3-14

Caregiver for functional autistic 21-year-old
man after school and weekends.? Hawthorne
area.? Experience a plus. References re-
quired.? Fax note or resume 352 481 2777 or
email oc4444@bellsouth.net 8-29-08-5-14

Cabot Lodge is hiring immediately for
breakfast & bar, hours .5.30-10.30am &
4.45-8.30pm, part-time, fixed schedule,
drug/background check, $7 per hour, call
375-2400 and come fill an application 8-
29-08-5-14

Stride Rite Children's Shoe store is look-
ing for experienced & energetic retail sales
person. Store hours are 10-6 must be avail-
able to work weekends. Apply in person
Oaks Mall Plaza 6753 W. Newberry Road
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UF safety Ahmad Black jumps for a ball during practice at the UF
practice fields on Aug..5.


By PHIL KEGLER
Alligator Staff Writer
pkegler@alligator.org

Last year, Ahmad Black played in seven games
as a cornerback but didn't crack the two-deep depth
chart.
This spring coaches asked him to move to safety
even though his 5-foot-9 frame might pose a hin-
drance.
Now, Black looks to be the starting strong safety
and hopes to lead an improved pass defense that
ranked last in the Southeastern Conference in 2007.
While the sophomore has developed quickly at
his new position, dwindling depth increased the ur-
gency for him to change positions.
i Black can still remember the day
in July when junior Dorian Munroe
tore the ACL in his right knee, ending
Football his 2008 season before it even began.
Munroe was expected to be the start-
ing strong safety after Tony Joiner's
graduation.
"We were doing a little 7-on-7 and like a regular
play, he went up for the ball, (receiver) David Nelson
went up for the ball. It didn't look bad, you know?"
Black said. "He just came down, and he was kind of
injured. I asked him if he was all right, he was telling
everyone he was fine. He was ok. I went in with the
(second team) right after that and got some reps in.
Then when it was time for the (first team) to go back
in, he told me to go back in for him."
Munroe was just one of many players the team
lost at the safety position. Jamar Homsby was
kicked off the team after he was charged with us-
ing the credit card of UF student Ashley Slonina,
who had recently died in a motorcycle accident.
John Curtis also went down with a season-ending
ACL injury, while Bryan Thomas is expected to par-
ticipate in his first practice today after having a cyst

SEE SAFETIES, PAGE 57


UF FOOTBALL

Veterans lead talented, versatile line


.By MIKE McCALL
Alligator Staff Writer
mmccall@alligator.org

Plenty of attention is paid to UF's play-
makers at skill positions, but the quaiter-
back, running backs and receivers are not
what make the Gators offense go.
Before Percy Harvin can make some
poor defensive back fall out of his shoes or
Tim Tebow can do something ridiculous,
the big boys up front have to take care of
business.
They don't get the glory the rest of their
teammates do, but the offensive linemen
are the difference between UF's dynamic
offense running wild or hitting the wall.
This season's unit has more depth and
versatility than those of previous seasons,


but it has been a challenge for the group
to become a cohesive line. Small, nagging
injuries plagued the position throughout
the preseason, and offensive line coach
Steve Addazio said the health issues led to
a patchwork practice style.
"We are pretty versatile, and
thank God."


Steve Addazio
UF offensive line'coach-


Players rotated in and out of differ-
ent positions as needed, which allowed
backups to get more experience and learn
to play at several spots. Addazio named
seven linemen that could play at least two


positions on the line, a trait that should
help compensate for injuries throughout
the season.
"We are pretty versatile, and thank
God," Addazio said. "Thats why you
have to do it, so you're not pigeonholed in
a situation when a couple of guys get hurt
and you can't function." '
He added that Marcus Gilbert can fill
both guard and tackle spaces and Mike
Pouncey can play all five slots. Couple that
with the grizzled veterans that lead the
group, and the line could be the most solid
part of the offense.
Guard Jim Tartt and tackles Phil
Trautwein and Jason Watkins are all en-
tering their fifth seasons at UF, and the

SEE O-LINE, PAGE 57


Harvin must


play more to


prove value
D ear Percy,
Sweet mercy, didn't you take
your Flintstone Vitamins as a
child? Honestly, I feel for you. Your body
hasn't held up its end of the bargain
since you've been here: Migraines, your
ankles, your neck sprain, a hip pointer,
tendonitis in your knee .and most re-
cently your heels.
It's not fair, really. And people criti-
cize you for being a cancer on every team
you've been on. There's a reason you
weren't voted as a team captain. You're
not a leader. You
know that. Urban
knows that. All of
your teammates
know that. But
that doesn't make
Brian Steele you a bad guy.
rian teee Sure, there was
Steele-ing Bases a scrap between
bsteele@alligator.org you and Chris
Rainey during
practice, but if you were James Smith
(he's the long snapper, by the way) in-
stead of Percy Harvin, nobody would've
cared.
To pretend like every player adores
every other player is akin to saying Ohio
State would keep a championship game,_
close. It's just silly.
I wish people would lay off you and
actually talk to you before they say your
attitude is a detriment. It isn't a plus,
but your attitude isn't going to keep this
team from making a BCS bowl.
What's going to make the difference
is whether your heel finally stops doing
whatever it's doing. I'd get into more
specifics, but that's about all we know.
I know practice isn't your thing. You're
one of the most athletically blessed indi-
viduals in the country, and you have the
unique ability to turn it on whenever you
want. Unfortunately for you, the NFL
scouts aren't going to see it that way.
Sitting it'out and taking it easy is no
longer an option for you. If you keep this
up, it could be the difference between a
top-10 NFL Draft pick and barely staying
in the first round. NFL teams aren't go-
ing to waste millions on you if they think
you'll only sh&w up on Sundays.
You need to take a hard hit, and then
force your body up to take a slow jog

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Hill 34% (79)
Demps 18% (42)
W. Green 6%(15)
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SEC Preview: Mississippi Rebels


ON OFFENSE: New coach Houston Nutt sure has a lot on his hands. The Rebels
finished dead last in scoring offense last season in the Southeastern Conference, and
on top of that they're returning seven of their 11 offensive starters. So should anyone
in the SEC expect more from these same seven players? Included in the list of Rebels
gone away is 1,000-yard rusher BenJarvus Green-Ellis and quarterback Seth Adams,
which means the offense has lost its most productive members. However, they do
retain four of their five offensive linemen, an incredibly important part to keeping new
quarterback Jevan Snead upright. They also return two upperclassmen wide receivers.
Left tackle Michael Oher was one of only two Mississippi players named to either pre-
s3eason All-SEC team by the media. It's probably going to be a rough season for the Ole
Miss offense.

ON DEFENSE if the offense finished dead last in the SEC in 2007, there's no way
the defense could have been worse. Instead, the defense finished a sterling 11th out
of 12 in the SEC in scoring defense, 11th in rushing defense and a breathtaking 10th
in pass defense. They might want to put Oher out there on the defensive line just
for the heck of it. Returning for the Rebels ordlefense, however, are eight starters
from last season. And 13 of their top 14 tacklers are coming back, including senior
linebackers Ashlee Palmer and Tony Fein. Palmer also led the team with three
interceptions. This year should bring an older and much-improved defense for the
Rebels. But in this conference, those improvements probably won't turn Ole Miss into
a defensive powerhouse.

ROCK: Mississippi will rock because it returns eight starters on defense, a
dominating force in Michael Oher who protects the quarterback at all costs and a
simple schedule when it isn't playing in the SEC.


ROLL: Mississippi will get rolled because of a lack of experience on offense and its
overall lower quality of players than anyone else in the SEC. The Rebels shouldn't
go winless in conference again Arkansas, Vanderbilt and Mississippi State are all
potential in-conference wins but they're way out of their league when it comes to
the rest of the SEC.


IMPACT PLAYER: IT MICHAEL OTHER
Michael Oher is a character from a book, "The Blind Side," by Michael Lewis.
Oher has a phenomenal story, but he doesn't even know it.
"I'm not even into that kind of stuff," Oher said when asked to give a review for the book.
""I couldn't tell you. I haven't read it."
The fairy-tale left tackle will be a top-five pick in the NFL Draft in 2009 for sure, but
nearly exited for the pros this summer.
"I decided to go to the NFL," Oher said. "I justthought I was ready to go. One of my besthe
friends was in the NFL, (49ers linebacker) Patrick Willis, so he was helping me. I was er
trying to go be him a little bit."
Luckily for the. Rebels, Oher wound up staying in Oxford for another year.
"Coming back, I found, was the best decision I probably ever made," Oher said.
With Oher protecting the Mississippi backfield for one more season, the offense might finally have a chance
to get going. Oher racks up the individual accolades and helps running backs rack up the yards.
With Nutt at the helm, wanting Oher to be more physical this season, defensive linemen better watch out for
fear of making Oher's 2009 Draft highlight reel.
"I've gotten so much stronger than last year," Oher said. "It's unbelievable. Everything's looking good for
me."
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MONDAY, AUGUST 25, 2008 E ALLIGATOR, 51


Season predictions: No Heisman for


T ake solace, UF fans, as the Gators will
re-enter national prominence this
season.
Just don't plan those road trips to Miami,
site of the 2009 BCS National Championship,
just yet or to Atlanta for that matter.
' Sorry guys, but UF will not play for the
conference championship.
Those pesky Georgia Bulldogs everyone
likes will be the SEC East representative
- but not because they win the game-
formerly-known-as-the-World's-Largest-
Outdoor-Cocktail-Party.
That's right, the Gators will win the battle
in Jacksonville on Nov. 1, but neither team
will enter the game undefeated. Arizona
State will upset Georgia on Sept. 20 the
same day Tennessee exacts some revenge on
UF, upsetting the Gators in Knoxville.
Urban Meyer's background in psychol-
ogy will get UF all fired up for Georgia, thus
putting the Gators in the driver's seat to
win the SEC East, with only games against
Vanderbilt and South Carolina remaining.
But a la 2005, Steve Spurrier's Gamecocks
will upset them on Nov. 15. Georgia will fin-
ish the SEC season 7-1, pushing them past
6-2 UF.


Georgia will defeat
Auburn in the SEC
Championship game,
but the Bulldogs' two
losses will keep them
Phil Kegler from playing for the
Phil negler H national title, breaking
Phil on the Hill the streak of SEC domi-
pkegler@alligator.org nance.
nance.
UF will take a path
similar to Georgia last year the Gators
will earn a BCS at-large bid even though
they don't even win their division.
Sorry, Tebow, but no repeat Heisman
for you this year. In fact, I think No. 15
might very well leave Gainesville with two
Heismans, but the second one isn't coming
until 2009.
Because of voter bias against a repeat
winner, Tebow would have to put up num-
bers gaudier than last season, and I just
don't see that happening.
The biggest X-factor surrounding 2008 is
the lower body of Percy Harvin.
UF can be successful without Harvin,
but if defensive coordinators don't have to
worry about him, it could be a slight blow to
the Gators' potent offensive attack.


Tebow, UF goes
Preseason projections are often an
exercise in futility that allows bur
loyal readers to tell us how smart
we aren't when the team we picked to
set its sport back a generation wins the
whole thing.
But it's something I must do, so here
it goes.
Glancing over the Gators' schedule,
it certainly doesn't look as imposing as
it has in years past, and it's certainly
not as imposing as the slate the 1996 or
2006 teams faced in their title runs.
Miami is down, Tennessee is look-
ing to replace its starting quarterback,
LSU has a guy who couldn't make
Harvard's varsity team competing for
quarterback Matt Flynn's old gig and
Bobby Bowden is, to put it nicely, past
his coaching prime.
The two best teams on the sched-
ule appear to be Georgia and a South
Carolina team that should be improved
after a disappointing 2007 season.
Undoubtedly, the game of the year
in the Southeastern Conference (maybe
the season) is going to be the annual
showdown in Jacksonville between the


to Sugar Bowl
Bulldogs and the
Gators.
I've got UF
entering the
contest 7-0 and
Georgia atl' 7-1
Karl Hyppolite with its only
Hy-lite Reels blemish coming
khyppolite@alligator.org at the hands of
Nick Saban and
Alabama.
But the Bulldogs will be pulling off
the upset for the second consecutive
year.
UF will run the table the rest of the
way while Georgia loses a heartbreaker
to Auburn, giving the Gators the SEC
East title.
UF will go on to defeat Alabama in
the SEC title game and accept a bid to
play in the Sugar Bowl, where they'll
face at-large bid Brigham Young.
The Gators' spread offense will be
too much for Brigham Young and UF
will win in a rout, setting themselves
up as the favorites in 2009 despite
Percy Harvin declaring for the NFL
Draft.


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Season predictions: UF BCS bound, Tebow not guaranteed Heisman


See Exhibit A: Tim Tebow. The most dominant player in
college football who could transcend his position for
years to come, if he hasn't already.
See.Exhibit B: Brandon Spikes. A very talented, intimidat-
ing linebacker with ridiculous size as a linebacker who under-
aclhieved last year at least for his talent level.
And guess what? The Gators' success depends firmly
on Exhibit B and his leadership ability. If you don't believe
Tebow is going to duplicate or at least come close to his
2007 success or that this offense can score more than 30 points
a game, just remember Tim Tebow can Believe It's Not Butter.
All of UF's success this year, and even Tebow's hopes of
repeating for the Heisman, depends on the defense. And the
defense depends on Spikes. The defense will win games, and
the Heisman voters have to see Tebow can win before they
vote for him again.
The season will start off with a
romp against Hawaii on Saturday, then
a closer-than-expected win against
Miami the next week.
The Gators will barely get past
Tennessee and will eventually head
into the Nov. 1 Georgia game with both
Brian Steele teams undefeated.
Steele-ing Bases The Bulldogs have all the tools
bsteele@alligator.org to match up well against the Gators.
They have a strong rushing attack with
Knowshon Moreno and Matt Stafford has at least proven him-
self as a great possession quarterback. But intangibles count
for something, and UF has those on its side. After watching
the entire Georgia team celebrate on the field after a score
last year, Timmy's mad. A mad Tebow isn't pretty. Gators 27,
Georgia 21.
Next stop: Atlanta. The Gators win the Southeastern
Conference and clinch a spot in the national title game against
Oklahoma. The Heisman voters needed Tebow to prove he
could win to vote for him again, and he does as Tebow joins
Archie Griffin as the second player ever to repeat as Heisman
winner.
So the Gators come into the Orange Bowl as high as they
can be, and then Oklahoma does to them what UF did to Ohio
State two years ago.
Sooners 35, Gators 27.
Tebow, Spikes, Percy Harvin and Jermaine Cunningham
all bolt for the NFL.


ust like last year, UF's season will probably come
down to a handful of plays that will be the differ-
ence between a trip to the Capital One Bowl or a
berth in the national title game.
In 2007, the defense came up empty on crucial
drives against Auburn and LSU, and allowed Georgia
to take over the game with big, momentum-swinging
plays.
The reason for that wasn't a lack of talent. And
thanks to years of top recruiting classes, "lack of
talent" is a phrase that shouldn't be uttered in
Gainesville for quite some time.
The Gators are loaded with athletic ability, but the
question now is whether they can come together.
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fense has to learn how to play
as a unit. That's what you saw
to perfection during the 2006
title run, and without it UF is
doomed to another disappoint-
ing year.
The Gators clearly have a
tough schedule, but it's hard to
find a team on there with more
talent than UF. Even consensus
No. 1 Georgia might not be as
loaded, but can the Gators be


more consistent this year?
My vote is yes, but I still see a puzzling loss some-
where along the way. UF will beat LSU and Georgia
but stumble against either Tennessee, Vanderbilt or
South Carolina, take your pick.
The Gators go 11-1 after a tight game against hun-
gry Florida State (I'm serious) and win the SEC title as
long as they don't face Auburn. From there, it's up in
the air whether they get into the national title game,
but I just pray I don't have to watch them play Ohio
State.
Oh, and Tebow wins another Heisman despite
missing the majority of one game with an injury. He
wins simply because I have no reason to doubt him
anymore.


Making preseason college football predictions
is about as useless as a 5,209-word Wikipedia
entry about the mosquito. The predictions al-
most always fail, never take into account the multitude
of injuries that occur midseason and can't possibly cope
with season-destroying games like Appalachian State-
Michigan or Stanford-USC.
That said, here are my predictions for the Gators this
year, because they're so easy to write and no one will
remember how wrong I was come January except my
roommates.
After romps against Hawaii and Miami both
schools without quarterbacks UF will falter a bit
against Tennessee and Ole Miss, winning both games, but
by a very small margin.
The Gators get back to the butt-
kicking against Arkansas, but lose
at home to LSU three weeks before
the cataclysmic UF-Georgia game
in Jacksonville.
SDon't worry, though. Georgia
Evan Drexler will have lost by then, too, and the
The Drex Factor meeting will still be the game of
edrexler@alligator.org the season for both teams.t
The winner, Georgia by two
touchdowns, goes on to the Southeastern Conference
Championship Game in Atlanta against Auburn, while
UF obliterates the last four teams on its schedule out of
anger.
The Gators get another source of motivation heading
into bowl season when quarterback Tim Tebow fails to
win the Heisman Trophy for a second season in a row by
a narrow margin.
Tebow dominates his opposition in the Fiesta Bowl or
Sugar Bowl there's no sense trying in August to predict
what the bowl selection people will do but is still hun-
gry for more and returns for his senior season.
The Gators finish with a final record of 11-2, but are not
at all satisfied with the result. The only team truly happy
is your national champion, the USC Trojans.
Just remember: In four months when all of this turns
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By BRIAN STEELE
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bsteele@alligator.org


Tate Casey was a student athlete who
felt like he was being faulted for, well, be-
ing a student.
While Casey, now a fifth-year senior,
'diireased tor all 13 games last season, his job
was to play only in an emergency, as he was
still recovering from right elbow surgery. If
tight ends Cornelius Ingram or Aaron
Hemandez went down, Casey would go
in. But they didn't, and Casey barely saw
the field.
This probably doesn't seem like a big
deal-but if Casey had decided to sit the
season out and have the surgery earlier, he
would've been almost guaranteed a medi-
cal hardship waiver and another year of
eligibility. Basically, just putting on a jersey
and standing on the sidelines could have
cost him an extra year of healthy football.
He kept his grades up in the fall and
continued to prep like he was going to


graduate in the spring. Casey applied for
a hardship after the season, but it wouldn't
be easy as he was ready to graduate and
had actually dressed for games.
After 10 to 12 rough drafts of an essay
explaining why he deserved the hardship,
he delivered it to the compliance office.
"It's one of those things
you can't bullshit," Casey
said. "Pretty much straight
from the heart."
Football Apparently his heart
was in the right place. After
a spring and summer A
semester during which he had to pick up
two minors and get all As, he was granted
his hardship.
"It was the worst eight months that I
think I've had since I've been in college,"
Casey said. "It's one of those things where
it's really out of your control.
"(The committee) doesn't know you
from Adam, you don't know them from
SEE CASEY, PAGE 58


UF FOOTBALL

Spikes leads defense


By BRIAN STEELE
Alligator Staff Writer
bsteele@alligator.org

Brandon Hicks is out on the practice
field, and he misses a tackle. He misreads
the play and gets caught in the wrong
gap.
Last year his teammates would've just
lined back up without doing anything.
Not anymore. Now, as he looks around
he sees Brandon Spikes staring right into
his pupils with "the look."
"It's funny because it's not really a
scolding look," fellow linebacker Dustin
Doe said. "It's kind of a funny look, he's
looking at you with a scrunchy face, like,
'You know you messed up, right?'"
This is the new and possibly im-
proved Spikes. The middle linebacker
who doesn't let you make a mistake with-
out pointing it out to you, and the one
who now realizes he has to know more
than just where he's suppose to be. He
has to know where the 10 other defensive
players are supposed to be.
The bottom line is it's going to take


a lot more than his 6-foot-3, 245-pound,
almost defensive lineman-like frame to
get his job done. As intimidating as he
is on the field to opponents, his biggest
impact comes before the snap and in the
locker room.
And that's a role he's finally starting
to understand. Hicks called Spikes the
"daddy of the defense."
"Last year, I wasn't
really much as a vo-
cal leader. I let Derrick
Harvey and Tony
Joiner do that because
they were the older
guys, but I kind of
regret it now," Spikes
Spikes said. "Right now it's
about somebody step-
ping up and taking ownership of the
defense. I feel like me being a junior,
growing up, making a couple plays last
year, it's time."
Last year Spikes was handed the start-
ing spot. Brandon Siler left early for the
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Lack of size problematic for sophomore strong safety


SAFETIES, from page 49

removed from his knee. Academics even
played a part when Scout.com's No. 5-
ranked safety Dee Finley failed to qualify
and was forced to enroll at prep school for
a semester. Jerimy Finch, who also played
linebacker, transferred to Indiana.
With all the losses adding up, many
believed highly touted incoming fresh-
man Will Hill would be the other starter
alongside sophomore Major Wright. But
Scout's No. 1 safety has failed to impress
and is not among the nine new players
who have lost their helmet stripe, which
signifies becoming part of the team.
"I wish he would be a little bit more
advanced right now," Meyer said of Hill
early last week.
Now it's Black's opportunity to shine,
although he realizes his biggest roadblock
every time he looks in the mirror.
"I need to get more size on me," he


said with a laugh.
Black's frame puts him at a disad-
vantage against the typical Southeastern
Conference receivers who measure taller
than 6 feet.
"As I always say, everybody's got
some deficiency," safeties coach Chuck
Heater said. "Some guys are not fast
enough, some guys don't bend well


enough, some guys aren't smart enough,
some guys aren't big enough. Well, you
look at him and say he's not big enough.
Can he play? We'll see. My personal opin-
ion is I have no questions about that. He's
got a lot of football in him. He does some
of the fundamental things in the game of
football you have to do that some guys
never do ... Time will tell."


Safeties Depth Chart
After losing five safeties from last year's team, here's how the Gators' reorganized
depth chart looks at the safety spots.


Free Safety


1) Major Wright
2)Justin Williams
3) Will Hill
4) Cade Holliday


Strong Safety


1) Ahmad Black
2)Justin Williams
3) Will Hill
4) Cade Holliday


Wright


Addazio wants nine or 10 linemen to play consistently


O-LINE, from page 49

coaching staff expects them to
lead the way for their younger
linemates.
"When you have that group
of seniors up front, they're the
horse, and the carriage has
to stay with them the car-
riage being everybody else,"
assistant offensive line coach


John Hevesy said. "We do that
with all our seniors. They're the
horse that runs, and now every-
one has to go with them."
Luckily for the Gators, that
carriage is filled with young
talent. Sophomore Maurkice
Pouncey established himself
as the center early, and twin
brother Mike will fill the jack-
of-all-trades role. Gilbert, James
Wilson, Maurice Hurt and Carl
Johnson all redshirt sopho-


mores or younger should
get plenty of playing time as
well since Addazio wants to
have nine or 10-
lineman play-
ing consistently.
Wilson moved
FOOtb up the depth
chart fast since
he nixed a transfer away from
Gainesville in the spring, but
he will have to get used to live
action again after injuries ended


his freshman year. But since
everyone else has game experi-
ence, Hevesy expects to see big
improvements this season.
"As a veteran group, the
biggest thing is they can work
on little things," he said. "It's
not just.where to go and when
to get there, but its what set or
step to use because they under-
stand what the defense is doing
rather than just trying to figure
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shining moment, but it will be the4
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Forget running the ball, too. If
people don't know you're gifted with
the ball, then they need to stop star-
ing at Tim Tebow every play. Instead,
you need to be right there laying
your body down for a block against a '
clueless defensive back when Rainey
or Emmanuel Moody darts to the
outside.
Percy, you deserve props for going
through all that you've gone through
healthwise. It's more than most do.
The thing is, however, you have the
ability to be an outstanding athlete,
and you have to do more than what
you've been doing to accomplish that.
Get out on the field. Play through
pain. Become a complete receiver. Go
to the NFL.
If you want to take the couple
million guaranteed dollars and then
be done, go ahead. We're blessed
enough to live in a country where
that's allowed. If you have plans on
doing more, well, get to work. That's
something you're going to have to
start doing more of no matter how
your body feels.
Sincerely,
Brian







58, ALLIGATOR 0 MONDAY, AUGUST 25, 2008


Opportunity arises for senior


CASEY, from page 54

Adam. They're reading a sheet of
paper that's your story. Whatever
you put in there better be pretty
good stuff. It can easily be approved
or denied just that quick."
There was another problem,
though. Ingram and Hemandez
were still well ahead of him on the
depth chart. Casey added 20 pounds
of muscle in the offseason, but sig-
nificant playing time was about as
far away as his home state of Texas.
That's until Ingram tore the ACL
in his left knee and went out for
the season. UF coach Urban Meyer
had talked all offseason about the
two-tight end sets the Gators were
going to use, and suddenly Casey
was hit in the face with a bucketful
of opportunity.
But that bucket was also filled
with the pressure of replacing a
team captain and someone Tim
Tebow calls a "freak" of an athlete.
Good luck, Aaron and Tate.
"My stomach went weak,"
Hernandez said of his reaction to
learning Ingram was out. "It was si-
lence because it happened to some-
one who's a great person. Never
drinks, smokes, anything.
"It puts that more pressure on
everyone."
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"We'll be damned if it's going
to be our position that lets the team
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So far, so good. While neither
Casey nor Hemandez is athletic as
Ingram, they do have solid route-
running skills, and both are capable
of rumbling down the field with the
ball after a catch.
"Can Tate do all the things CI
does? Not necessarily," tight ends
coach John Hevesy said. "But can
CI do all the things Tate can? I'd
answer the same
way. There's
different things
that CI brought
to the team that
Tate couldn't,
and there's a few
things that Tate
Casey can bring that CI
couldn't."
To prove his point, Hevesy men-
tions what happened in 2006, when
defensive linemen Steve Harris and
Joe Cohen stepped in for Marcus
Thomas and Carlton Medder be-
came a starting offensive lineman.
That transition was fluid, and
now the Gators are hoping the same
thing happens here.
"We've lost a guy that's g6ing
to catch 10 balls a game," Hevesy
saids. "We've lost a guy that's going
to play 50 plays a game. Those plays
got to be made up from somewhere.
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SPIKES, from page 54

NFL, and Spikes was the heir apparent. With nobody
to challenge him, he didn't have to challenge himself.
"He really didn't have to work for it," defensive
coordinator Charlie Strong said.
"He didn't have to beat anybody out. I'm the
starter. This is my position. So if guys don't really have
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I don't really have to be a leader, I'm just going to do
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Spikes' lack of leadership wasn't the only prob-
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needed to blame each other more. At least that's the
way Doe sees it.


"Our problem, to a certain extent, was there
wasn't enough finger-pointing," Doe said. "Guys
would ignore guys. When a guy messed up, and
instead of a guy saying, 'Come on, baby, that's your
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University of Florida," Spikes said. "It's not just start-
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you. A lot of times when the defense doesn't play
well, they put it on you."
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Fraine, Berlingo split goalie duties in first matches


By BOBBY-CALLOVI
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bcallovi@alligator.org

Nine months after the 2007
season ended, UF heads into a new
year with the same dilemma.
Who will start in goal?
Redshirt sophomore Katie
Fraine and sophomore Meghan
Berlingo split time in the net last
season.
Fraine began the season before

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sharing duties with Berlingo, who
started the final 11 games with
Fraine coming in for the second
half.
While the team had success
with the two-goalie rotation (it
won 10 of 11 matches before los-
ing to eventual national champion
Southern Cal in the Sweet Sixteen),
coach Becky Burleigh wants one
goalie to play the majority of the
time.


"We're trying to find a starter,
but preseason is short for us,"
Burleigh said.
"We only had two weeks to pre-
pare for our first game, and we still
don't have a starter chosen yet."
In the opening weekend of play,
the two goalies were put to the
test, with each starting and play-
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Fraine got the first start in a 1-1
tie at Colorado on Friday night and


Andrew Stanfll 'Alligator Staff
UF goalkeeper Katie Fraine throws the ball during the Gators' 1-0 win against Indiana on Aug. 31.


Berlingo got the 2-1 overtime win
at Florida Atlantic on Sunday.
Fraine made five saves to
Berlingo's two.
Fraine is looking to make the
most of her time in goal but still
would like to know whom the
coaches are going to choose as the
team's starter.
"We haven't been (told) yet
who will start," Fraine said. "But
it has been a battle all throughout
preseason between the two of us.
"So I'm interested myself to
find out, but they are keeping that
from us."
Neither player has separated
herself far enough from the other
for Burleigh to name a starter for
the Gators, who enter the season
No. 20 by the National Soccer
Coaches Association of America.
If there is no apparent starter,
Burleigh is still unsure if she will
stick to rotating the two again this
season.
"That is a bridge we will have
to cross if we come to it," she said.
While the Gators are still un-
sure who will be in goal each
game, they still have other issues
to solve if they are to improve
on their 2007 season, which in-
cluded a Southeastern Conference
Championship.
UF lost its top three goal scorers
from last year's team and will be
looking to two preseason All-SEC
midfielders in junior Ashlee Elliott
and senior Ameera Abdullah.
Abdullah will be trying to regain
her 2006 form, when she was sec-
ond on the team in goals with 11
compared to four in 2007.
"I'm going to try my hardest
to play consistent throughout the
whole game and try to score,"


Abdullah said.
"But if that's my job, I have to
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She got off to a quick start in her
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UF's first goal of the season against
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"It was terrific for her to start
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The Gators added 16 new faces
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even be counted on to start for UF
on defense.
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Once the freshmen become
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and the goalie situation is solved,
UF is expected to compete for its
third consecutive SEC title.
The Gators were picked by the
league coaches to win the confer-
ence.
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about our reputation or anything
other people think," Fraine said.
"We just want to come out and
beat teams no matter what they
think of us. We just want to out-
play them and show them what
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UF VOLLEYBALL

New Gators take the court


By KYLE MAISTRI
Alligator Writer
kmaistri@alligator.org

Nick Calathes, Jai Lucas and
much of the rest of the UF men's
basketball team could be found
chatting with Doc Rivers, coach
of the world champion Boston
Celtics, in the O'Connell Center
Sunday afternoon.
Except they weren't there
to play basketball, and Rivers
wasn't there to impart wisdom
on a youthful squad.
On Sunday, they were all
spectators of the volleyball
team's annual Orange and Blue
Game, where Rivers' daugh-
ter, Callie, took part in to get
ready for her second season in
Gainesville.
"It was a lot of fun," junior
libero Elyse Cusack said. "The
crowd was great. I love our
fans."
The team signed autographs
for anyone who turned out,
provided they stuck with the
NCAA-approved team poster
and showed up before the
game.
After the players warmed
up, coach Mary Wise took the
microphone and introduced
"some players for the first time
and some for the last."
In her 18th season at UF, she
.presented the crowd with the
youngest team to take the court


during her tenure.
"Any college coach would
tell you there's no substitute for
experience," she said.
This year, the Gators add six
true freshmen to their roster as
well as redshirt freshman Kristy
Jaeckel.
"Our main goal, definitely,
is to win a national cham-
pionship and to win an
SEC title."
Elyse Cusack
UFjunior libero

But inexperience might be
the only thing holding this
team back from elite status.
There's certainly talent. The
freshman class was ranked No.
1 by Prepvolleyball.com and
Volleyball Magazine.,
Guiding the surplus of young
talent will be UF's two preseason
All-Southeastern Conference
selections, Cusack and senior
middle blocker Kelsey Bowers.
Though much of the respon-
sibility will be on the two stars'
ability to mesh with the new tal-
ent, Wise said she will count on
all the returning players to teach
freshmen how to fit into a sys-
tem that lost its leading passer
(Angie McGinnis) and scorer
(Marcie Hampton).
Because of those two enor-
mous losses, Wise also said the


team's No. 8 preseason ranking
might be misleading.
"The ranking is a reflection of
last year's team," she said.
The new group of players
will have to earn its own spot in
the pecking order as the season
moves on.
Wise, Cusack and Bowers
know the freshmen will be a big
part of their success or failure.
Cusack named Kelly Murphy
as the most impressive freshman
thus far, citing her versatility as
her biggest attribute.
During the Orange and Blue
Game, Murphy was able to
showcase her digging and set-
ting in between a few booming
kills from the opposite hitter
position. Along with Murphy,
Cindy Bathelt will be expected
to fill the void in the middle left
by McGinnis, too tough a task
for just one person, according
to Wise.
As for replacing Hampton's
team-leading 4.49 kills per game,
Rivers, a sophomore, showed
she's up for the task, logging 10
kills throughout Sunday's three
games. There are many roles
to be filled as the Gators start
the long season ahead, but that
hasn't stopped the team from
setting lofty goals.
"Our main goal, definitely, is
to win a national championship
and to win an SEC title," Cusack
said.


Andrew Stantill / Alligator Stan
UF libero Elyse Cusack anticipates a play during the Gators' 3-1 win
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SEC Preview: Kentucky Wildcats


ON OFFENSE: The man with the unnecessary apostrophe quarterback Andre'
W dson is long gone after what was a magical senior season. A 5-0 start had
people around the country thinking Heisman for Woodson, so his presence will
certainly be missed more than anyone else in Wildcat blue. 'Woodson is the most
Important of the five starters" not coming back to Kentucky this season, but wide
receivers Steve Jonnson and Keenan Burton who combined for 22.touchdowns
last season have also gone the way of the dodo. It's up to new starting quanerback
Mike Hartline to handle the 'Cats offense, and he'll at least have wide receiver Dicky
Lyons Jr., to catch his passes. But after Lyons, the wide receiving COrps is thin at best.
Two offensive linemen have departed, but senior left tackle Garry Williams will anchor
an otherwise solid line. He was voted an All-Southeastern Conference second-team
selection last season.

ON DEFENSE: Kentucky's defense allowed 22 points per game in their first five wins.
but then that number skyrocketed to 34 in their final eight contests. What happened?
Well. SEC football happened. Tne Wildcats put up respectable numbers in out-of-
conference play, including a 50- 10 domination of mighty Eastern Kentucky in week
one, but the LSUs and Tennessees of the world lit into them for 37 and'52 points,
respectively. We should expect more of the same from Kentucky's defense this year:
pretty good out of conference but nowhere near good enough to stand up to the SEC
juggernauts it will be facing. Eight starters return, including two linebackers and both
corners. Most importantly, junior Jeremy Jarmon is back on the defensive line. The
pass-rusher extraordinaire will get plenty of attention from opposing offenses as he
recorded nine sacks in 2007.

ROCK: Kentucky will rock because of a solid running game, eight returning starters
on defense and Jererny Jarmot constantly pressuring the opposing quarterbacks..

ROLL: Kentucky will get rolled because of a new starting quarterback, tittle talent at
the wide receiver position and an overall skill level that just doesn'tcompare to the
rest of the SEC.


IMPACT PLAYER: WR DICKY LYONS JR.
When he's not having nightmares where Georgia quarterback Matt Stafford punches him for
slapping his fianc. Dickv Lyons Jr. can catcn the football.
His 2007 numbers- 56 receptions for 655 yards and seven touch hdowns were pretty solid
and good for tmird on the team.
This season, he's going to have to catch even more. The r~o receivers in front of nim have
moved onto bigger and better things.
And he knows it.
"This is what I've been looking forward to," Lyons said. "I had 56 catches with three great Lyons
others receivers. Those guys are gone. So I'm trying to step up n,\ catches. ana if you trink about it, I should oith
all those guys leaving."
He spent time this summer at the Manning Passing Academy, nrsted by NFL c.uarterbacis Pe-vtn and Eli
Manning.
"Itwas like a dream come true." Lyons said. "I asked to take pictures with them, and ther golt a little upset.
But it wasn't all jaw sessions and photo ops. Lyons learned a thing or two from the Manning broin.irs.
"They actually had a session for like 45 minutes where tney just sat me and a couple other players down wrho were
at the camp, and just let us know what to look forward to, what to do. what not to do.' Lyons said.' II would haie
known that four years ago. I would name oeen such a better player."
He's a better player now, and he'll be instrumental in getting Hartline adjusted to runningthe offense full-timre.


LAST YEAR'S RECORD: 8-5 (3-5 SEC]

THIS YEAR'S SCHEDULE:


Kentucky
Norfolk State
Middle Tennessee
Western Kentucky
Kentucky
South Carolina
Arkansas
Kentucky
Kentucky
Georgia
Vanderbilt
Kentucky


@ Louisville
@ Kentucky
@ Kentucky
@ Kentucky
@ Alabama
@ Kentucky
@ Kentucky
@ Florida
@ Mississippi State
@ Kentucky
@ Kentucky
@ Tennessee


-Aug. 31
Sept. 6
Sept. 13
Sept. 27
Oct. 4
Oct. 11
Oct. 18
Oct. 25
Nov. 1
Nov. 8
Nov. 15
Nov. 29


POSITION GRADES:
QB: D
WR: D+
RB: C+
OL: C
DL: B-
LB: C-
CB: C+
S: C-
Special teams: C


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UF FOOTBALL

New group of running backs ready to share the load


By BRIAN STEELE
Alligator Staff Writer
bsteele@alligator.org

You could call it the Kestahn Moore show.
Or maybe it'll be the Chris Rainey extrava-
ganza.
Prep yourself for the Emmanuel Moody
spectacle as well.
There might even be a guest appearance
by Jeff Demps.
Basically, UF's running game is going to
be a whole lot more than just Percy Harvin
and Tim Tebow this year. While Moore was a
staple of the Gators rushing attack last season
- and he is still the anticipated starter based
on leadership you're going to get a dose of
several new and talented runners.
Rainey busted out in the Orange and
Blue scrimmage this spring, and Moody
proved his talent at Southern Cal before he
transferred to UF. Demps ran a 10.01 100-
yard dash this summer, and UF coach Urban
Meyer loves speed.
So while Moore is the anticipated starter,
does it really matter who starts with so many
new threats?
Rainey shook his head: Nope. Moody
gave the same reaction.


Whoever is out there better get ready to
fulfill some big expectations.
"Our running back group is as good as
any other running back group in the coun-
try," running backs coach Kenny Carter said.
Considering Moore had untimely fumbles
in 2007, Rainey missed most of the season
with a shoulder injury and Moody is an in-
coming transfer, that's a tall order.
But the group certainly isn't backing
down.
"We have to have a minimum of 1,000
yards (collectively)," Rainey said.
That's a goal Meyer has set, too. He
simply looked at all the backs one day and
told them he wanted 1,000 yards from them.
Then, after he locked eyes with each of them,
he left the room.
With the health of Percy Harvin still un-
known and tight end Comelius Ingram done
for the season with a tom ACL in his left knee,
the running game will need to produce.
"I expect big things from all of (the run-
ning backs)," Carter said. "They've all set
themselves apart. There's not a player that's
recruited at any position in this school that's
not supposed to be as good a player as there
is in the country."
Even Rainey admits he wouldn't know


who to give the ball if he was a head coach.
"That's too much speed out there," he
said. "I just juke and others just run people
over."
After struggling in the spring and failing
to meet high expectations, Moody has gotten
spot in the rotation, too.
"Our running back group is as
good as any other running back
group in the country."
Kenny Carter
UF running backs coach

There's doubt about who will get the ball
the most, but there's no doubt about who is
the leader of the backs. Once again, Moore is
it. Meyer gushed over Moore last year, and he
and Carter have done the same this year
"The biggest thing is that he's not a selfish
guy," Carter said. "We have a big brother pro-
gram on the team and he's a big brother to Jeff
Demps. He takes Jeff and teaches him things.
Just a great person."
Moody said it simply by saying Moore
"brings it all to the table."
Rainey called Moore the "work horse" of


the running backs. That work has certainly
been noticed.
While Moore isn't going to score theffashy
touchdowns that Rainey, Moody or Demps
probably will, he'll be the one congratulating
them and telling them what to do better when
they come back to the sidelines.
If he can just learn to hold on to the ball bet-
ter, he will be a complete player.
"It was kind of frustrating," Moore said of
last season's fumbles. "That'd be frustrating
for anybody. It's a new year. I'm looking at try-
ing to do good things for the team this year."
When asked about the running backs,
Meyer becomes about as happy as he does
about anything.
"Those are some home run hitters," Meyer
said.
But they're not just fast. At least according
to the coaching staff, they have everything you
look for in a running back.
"They have all the tools that are necessary,"
Carter said. "I've coached in the Big 10. I've
coached in the [Southeastern Conference]
three different times. I've coached in the
Big East and seen some really good players,
coached some really good players. They're as
good as all of them or better. And a bunch of
those guys are in the NFL."


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