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TUESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2008


Machen to donate Trustee-approved bonus


UF President Bernie Machen listens to trustees talk about his bonus for 2008 during a meeting of the UF Board
of Trustees at Emerson Alumni Hall on Monday afternoon.


STUDENT LIFE

Jobless graduates turn


to service, grad school


By DAVID CUMMING
Alligator Writer

Romano Mufliz is on top of his game.
He's worked three internships with differ-
ent accounting firms during his college years.
But as a UF finance senior, that's just not good
enough to land Mufiiz a job after graduation.
"Everything is pretty much slim pickings,"
Mufiiz said. "The market's bad, so I'm starting
to readjust where I'm looking."
Jobs will be a lot scarcer for students like
Mufniz who are graduating in winter or spring,
said David Denslow, a UF professor and re-
search economist.
Some future graduates are considering law
school, international ventures or years of ser-
vice instead of going into their chosen field.
On Friday, the Labor Department an-
nounced a loss of .533,000 jobs nationwide


for November on top of an October loss of
320,000.
The recession could last until mid-2010,
according to a presentation by 'UF's Chief
Investment Officer Mike Smith at UF's Board
of Trustees meeting Monday.
"I don't know how we're going to come out
of this," Denslow said.
'Everything is so shaky.'
Florida alone lost about 156,00 jobs in the
last year, according to Florida's October em-
ployment figures released by the Agency for
Workforce Innovation.
The state's October unemployment rate
was at 7 percent, which is slightly higher than
November's national estimate of 6.7 percent.
As a result, UF has seen an increase in reten-
SEE JOBS, PAGE 4


* HIS BONUS WAS $285K.

By THOMAS STEWART
Alligator Writer

Just in time for the holidays,
Bernie's giving back.
About 10 minutes after the
Board of Trustees, UF's high-
est governing body, voted
Monday to give UF President
Bernie Machen performance
bonuses totaling $285,000,
Machen announced he was
donating the money to UF.
Machen told the board he
and his wife, Chris, would give
"at least" the amount of the bo-
nus to the Florida Opportunity
Scholars Program, which
gives financial aid to first-gen-
eration Florida students whose
household income is less than
$40,000 a year.
Like last year, the only
member to vote against the
extra pay was Trustee Al
Warrington. Before -voting on
Machen's bonus, the board
also voted to increase dorm


Gas prices r
By FAITH REAVES
Alligator Writer

Gasoline prices, -which seem lower
with each trip to the gas station, could
drop as low as $1 a gallon soon.
Many oil industry experts speculate
that the $1-a-gallon price could be seen
within the next few month, according
to a news release from AAA.
Gregg Laskoski, managing director
of AAA Auto Club South, said plung-
ing gas prices are a result of the slow
economy. With less demand for crude
oil, prices have fallen in response.
Prices in Gainesville averaged $1.83
on Monday, down about 50 cents from
a month ago and about $1.30 from a
year ago.
The state average, at $1.77, and the


rent by $40 in the spring and
increase student fees by nearly
$2 per credit hour.
Bonus Points
After the meeting, Machen
said his decision to donate his
bonus had nothing to do with
critics who have complained
about the size of his bonus in
light of recent budget cuts.
"No, I earned it," he said.
He also rejected the idea
that he was following in the
footsteps of other university
presidents, such as University
of Central Florida President
John Hitt, who have denied
raises or given back bonuses.
"This is something Chris
and I wanted to do," he said.
Machen said he doesn't
think university presidents are
overpaid.
"I think it's the hardest
job I've ever -had," he said.
"I think that most university
presidents work very hard for
what they get."

SEE TRUSTEES, PAGE 5


nay still drop
national average, at $1.71, were also
down about $1.30 from last year.
Once the economy improves, con-
sumer demand will increase and the
price for crude oil will rise, Laskoski
said.
State But the continued
News decrease in prices is not
certain, he said. While
prices should remain
low overall, other factors could cause
them to increase sooner than expected.
Laskoski said crude oil prices were
up Monday afternoon in response to a
proposed bill to create financial bailout
packages for top American automak-
ers.
Whether prices decline or in-
crease, he said any movement will be
gradual.


UF quarterback
Tim Tebow (right)
may not have
gaudy numbers like
the other siggal-
callers vying for the
Heisman Trophy,
but his game man-
agement may put
him over the top.
See Story, Page 14.


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2, ALLIGATOR I TUESDAY, DECEMBER 9,2008

News Today -


WHAT'S HAPPENING
Inter-Residence Hall
Association's Winter Ball
Today, 9 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Hillel
Dress is semi-formal. Bring an
unwrapped toy to donate and
enjoy the evening. Food and
music from DJ Joubert Delsoin
will be provided.

Holiday Silent Auction
Today through Wednesday, 10.
am. to 3 p.m.
Reitz Union Colonnade
Recurso will be auctioning art-
work, jewelry and other holi-
day gifts. All proceeds benefit
Recurso's 2009 International
Service Trip to Nicaragua.

Festival of Lights Party
Wednesday, 10:30 p.m.
Rue Bar
The Jewish Student Union in-
vites everyone to come out and
celebrate the Festival of Lights.

Florida Alternative Breaks
Fundraiser
Thursday, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The Gelato Co.
Come support Florida
Alternative Breaks'
International Children's
Medicine trip. You must say
you're with FAB for the pro-
ceeds to go toward our trip.
There is a dinner special, which
includes a drink and gelato for
under $10.
For more information on
Florida Alternative Breaks,
visit www.dso.ufl.edu/
studentorgs/fab

LOCAL NEWS
City approves contest to
redesign overpass
The overpass that stretches
across Southwest 13th Street
near Archer Road could be reno-
vated with a design contest being
launched in January.
The city has approved a contest
to redesign the overpass, which is
used by pedestrians, and cyclists,
in an effort to improve its looks
and accessibility, said Anthony
Lyons, manager of the Community
Redevelopment Agency.
The bridge is currently topped
with a chain-linked cage for safety
reasons.
Users must also travel several
blocks out of the way or cross con-,
gested roads to access it.


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Lyons said the contest is
a chance to enhance the area,
which he said serves as a
gateway to the university and
Shands at U F.
Once the contest begins
in January, officials expect
the selection process to take
two to three months, he said.
Construction should begin in
late 2009 to early 2010.
The winner of the contest,
will be contracted to do the full.,
design.
-FAITH REAVES

Arrested man kicks in
police-car window
A Gainesville resident being
placed under arrest Sunday
morning kicked out the side
rear window of the police car
where he was being held, police
reported.
After a 1974 Buick did not
respond to emergency lights
at about 2:20 a.m., Gainesville
Police Sgt. Dana Strama fol-
lowed the car onto Southwest
Sixth Place, which is a dead
end, a GPD report stated. Police
identified the driver as Cortez
Foster, 21.
According to the report,
Foster did not comply when
police were searching him and
would not get in the back of the
police car when asked.
After he was in the car, Foster
kicked out the right rear win-
dow causing less than $1,000
in damage to the car, the report
stated.
"GPD spokeswoman Summer
Hallett said the windows in the
department's police cars don't
have more reinforcements than
ordinary cars.
According to the report,
Foster was driving with a li-
cense that has been suspended
since August 2006. He was ar-
rested and charged with three
misdemeanors andctwo felonies,
including operation of a mo-
tor vehicle with a suspended
license and resisting an officer


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--KATIE EMMETS

STATE
Oeirich to remain chair of
higher education committee
Florida Sen.- Steve Oelrich
will remain the chairman of the
Higher Education Committee for
the Florida Senate's 2008-2010
legislative term, he announced
Monday.
Oelrich, whose district en-
compasses Alachua County, will
also serve on six other commit-
tees, including- a new position
as the vice chair of the Military
Affairs and Domestic Security
Committee, according to a state-
ment from his office. He will
also take new positions on the
following committees: General
Government Appropriations;
Communications, Energy
and Public Utilities; Policy
and Steering Committee on
Governmental Operations; and
Joint Legislative Committee on
Everglades Oversight.
He will serve on the Commerce
Committee for a second term.
Oelrich was elected to the
Florida Senate in November
2006 after serving as the Alachua
County sheriff for 14 years.
-KATHRYN WATSON

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STUDENT GOVERNMENT

Senate plans for next semester at final meetings


By LAUREN BAKER
Alligator Writer
lbaker@alligator.org

Senators will hunker down for
back-to-back meetings tonight to
wrap up the fall semester.
All branches of Student
Government will attend the General
Assembly in the Reitz Union, run
by Student Body President Kevin
Reilly, before this week's Senate
meeting at 8 p.m. ',
Reilly said the meeting would
highlight this semester's accom-
plishments and upcoming goals,
which include having a vocal pres-
ence in the spring legislative session


in Tallahassee.
Meanwhile, Senate President
Jordan Johnson said he hopes sena-
tors put politics aside and lay some
groundwork for next semester /
"We've had a heck of 7a first
month," Johnson said. "One that
has not been quite as productive as
I would have wished."
Senators will be looking to vote
on a resolution to protect Bright
Futures in anticipation of state bud-
get cuts. A copy has been mailed to
the Speaker of the House, according
to an SG news release.
"We are not in favor of budget
cuts, but we also want to be realistic
here," Johnson said.


A resolution is a piece of legisla-
tion that presents an opinion but
takes no action.
Johnson's Replacement and
Agenda Transparency Committee
will also be pre-
senting a three-
page memo on
future measures
to ensure sena-
tors' ethical be-
havior.
The commit-
Johnson tee was created
in response to
private e-mails sent by members
of the Replacement and Agenda
Committee in May pre-selectirig


applicants before they were inter-
viewed and planning how to keep
Orange and Blue Party members
out of committees.
The memo recommends add-
ing video coverage to the R&A
Committee's meetings and having a
parliamentarian keep minutes.
Legislation defining the rules
and requirements for SG elections
will also be presented at Senate.
Judiciary Committee Chairman
Thomas Cockriel said the changes
were drawn from past election
experiences. Some measures are
intended to ensure the selection of a
nonpartisan election commissioner
and to limit any future debacles over


claiming SG political party names.
If the party name has been used
at least once during the last three SG
election cycles, the party president
who used the name has first dibs
on using it again, according to the
legislation.
Orange and Blue Party Sen. Sam
Miorelli said the Orange and Blue
Party will hold a meeting Thursday
to hear nominations for the party's
Student Body presidential candidate
in spring elections.
However, Miorelli said senators
should keep the focus off of upcom-
ing SG elections, which emphasize
party lines, and on upcoming Senate
initiatives.


Fragrance company to offer UF-themed perfume, cologne


* BOTTLES TO SELL FOR ABOUT $60.

By KYLE MAISTRI
Alligator Writer
kmaistri@alligator.org

For UF students, school spirit smells
like orange Valencia, juicy mandarin, cool
Mediterranean lavender- and sun-sparking
ozone.
At least that's the way a team of perfumers
hired by Katie Masich, president and CEO of
Masik Collegiate Fragrances, imagined it.


Masich, a Bucknell University graduate,
had the idea for creating signature scents for
higher-education institutions about a year and
a half ago, she said.
The company has already formulated
signature fragrances for Pennsylvania State
University and the University of North
Carolina. Masich said her company tries to
target schools with large fan bases and plenty
of alumni who would be interested in pur-
chasing a college-specific product.
UF is one of the next schools in line to have
its own scent, which will come as perfume for


"If I were going to spend $60
on perfume, I would buy some-
thing brand name, not anything
UF-related."
Holly Cunningham
UF interdisciplinary studies junior

women and cologne for men.
UF's fragrance is influenced by Albert,
Century Tower and orange and blue, she said.
Bottles are selling for about $60 for 3.4


ounces, and about 10 percent of the proceeds
go to the university's scholarship and athletic
funds, she said.
Although Masich is trying to get away
from the brand-name fragrance marketing
campaigns that use clothing lines and celebri-
ties to sell the product, some students may not
want to buy perfume or cologne that doesn't
have that kind of appeal.
"If I were going to spend $60 on perfume,
I would buy something brand name, not any-
thing UF-related," said Holly Cunnifngham, a
UF interdisciplinary studies junior.






4, ALLIGATOR N TUESDAY, DECEMBER 9,2008


LOCAL

Horse owners


balk in failing


economy

By ANDREA ASUAJE
Alligator Writer
aasuaje@alligator.org

For some horse owners, keeping their animals
healthy and happy can mean getting a month behind
on rent.
Economic instability, rising costs of grain and an
overabundance of horses are leading more owners in
North Central Florida to respond to the dilemma by
abandoning their animals.
"We definitely have an abandonment problem," said
-Jillian Lancon, the director of Marion County Animal
Services. Ocala, in Marion County, calls itself the horse
capital of the world.
Lancon said the office receives two to three calls a
week about abandoned horses but cannot take them in.
Instead, it advertises about the abandoned animals,
and if the owner doesn't come forward, the horses are
auctioned off.
The problem is getting worse because owners can
no longer afford to pay for food to feed the animals,
she said.
Justin Callaham, a farm manager at the UF Horse
Training Unit, said keeping a horse can cost as much as
$5,000 a year, not including veterinary bills, which can
sometimes be in the thousands.
Some high-end horses can cost as much as $30,000 a
year, Callaham said.
"You could buy a car with what -it costs to keep a
horse for a year," he said.
Lancon said the problem has also grown since a na-
tional ban on horse slaughterhouses passed in 2007.
Morgan Silver, the executive director of the Horse
Protection Association of Florida, said the ban has af-
fected the horse industry, but not as much as the over-
breeding of horses.
"You could buy a car with what it costs to
keep a horse for a year."
Justin Callaham
farm manager at the UF Horse Training Unit


"People have produced so many horses that they
flooded the market and lowered the value," Silver said.
With so many horses available for sale, little money
can come from selling horses anymore unless the horse
is trained and purebred, she said.
She said desperate owners have become creative
with their attempts to get their horses adopted, with
some even putting horses in empty trailers so others
will take them home from horse auctions.
Lancon mentioned that some people had observed
a herd of 40 to 50 wild, abandoned horses in the Ocala
National Forest, though Silver said this is a rumor.
In Alachua County, abandonment has not been as big
a problem as neglect, said Art Forgey, a spokesman for
the Alachua County Sheriff's Office.
Forgey said the rough economic times have led to the
near-starvation of horses throughout the county.
"People will probably quit feeding their animals be-
fore they quit feeding themselves," he said.
He said the office is preparing plans for how to deal
with horse abandonment if the problem should spread
to Alachua County.
Callaham said the best solution to the problem
would be to educate breeders and would-be horse own-
ers, but the only short-term solution he could think of
was euthanasia.
A skewed view of what life is like with a horse has
led to the abandonment problem, he said.
"Everybody wants a baby horse," Callaham said.
"When that horse is here, you better have a plan for it."


Peace Corps recruitment surges 40 percent


JOBS, from page 1


tion for graduate programs, including
law and medical school, Denslow said.
Mufiiz applied to accounting firms
this semester he knew had been stable in
the market for more than 20 years.
Now he is counting on acceptance
into a UF entrepreneurship graduate
program this summer to be more com-
petitive.
Although Muniz worked throughout
college to avoid taking out loans, UF tu-
ition fees and no job prospects will make
it difficult to avoid post-graduate loans,
he said.
"I'm excited, but at the same time, I
hear about all these families with mort-
gage payments, and it makes me worried
that I'm going into an unsecure field," he
said. "Everything is so shaky."
Alex Mahfood, a UF finance senior,
went to a career fair in spring to find an
internship, which he said would make
him a more marketable candidate when
he graduates.
"It was pretty demoralizing to be
honest," Mahfood said. After nobody
hired him, he worked for his father over
the summer, which made him realize he
may be entering the workforce at the
wrong time.
He and many of his friends are ap-
plying to law schools across the country.
Mahfood said if he is accepted into a top-
20 school, he's nearly certain he'll have to
take out loans.
Unless students are inthe top- tier at
the finance school, it's difficult to be hired
with a bachelor's degree, he said.
"Now there's this sense of apathy
among finance majors," he said. "People
are asking themselves, 'Where am I going
with this finance degree?'"


Don't overlook overseas ventures
Robert Butora applied to law school
and researched a few other options, but
digging into more loans wasn't an option
for the political science senior.
Butora is considering the U.S. Navy's
Officer Candidate School upon gradu-
ation. A position as a Judge Advocate
General, the military equivalent of a
lawyer, may give him experience in law
while serving overseas, he said.
An increase in international business,
religious studies and global human-
ity majors at UF has students turning to
other options for post-college programs,
Denslow said. Willingness
Student to travel and master lan-
fent guages could differentiate
Lif- students from other appli-
cants, he said.
Others in search of an alternative
to unemployment, like Butora, flock to
the U.S. Naval Recruitment Office each
week.
Petty Officer Muhammed Morad, a
recruiter for the Gainesville office, said
people sign up to acquire job training,
college education, financial stability and
family benefits.
."But lately, job security has been the
reason why people are signing up,"
Morad said.
The Peace Corps saw a 40 percent in-
crease in national recruitment by the end
of the 2007-2008 fiscal year in September,
said Amy Panikowski, director of the UF
Peace Corps office.
UF, with 59 nominations, was one of
the nation's top 20 recruitment offices.
David Leavitt, Peace Corps spokes-
man for the Atlanta division, said the
strong turnout is a result of increased
interest in global humanities and service.
"Peace Corps fits that paradigm and
serves as a good segue for students into


the job market," Leavitt said.
Although internships show a
three- or four-month commitment to
an employer, overseas programs of 24
months or more show stronger job dedi-
cation, Panikowski said. However, only
27 percent of employers agreed overseas
experience is essential to being hired,
according to a report by the Collegiate
Employment Research Institute at
Michigan State University.

Who's hiring
A demand for medical personnel
will increase hiring as well as open up
new fields, Denslow said. Health and
education services rank first among new
Florida jobs, which expanded by 35,100
over the year due to growth in hospitals
and ambulatory health care services.
"Biotech will get stronger over the
next year," Denslow said. "Increased
funding for biomedical research has been
flat for President Bush, and both presi-
dential candidates were pushing for that
even with the budget crunch."
,Even skills in green business are
gaining prominence with the College of
Liberal Arts and Sciences' addition of a
sustainability minor.
"If we've got a working economy, I
think the green sector will do very well,"
said Les Thiele, a political science profes-
sor and faculty advisor for the minor.
President-elect Barack Obama's plan
for distancing the U.S. from foreign oil
and combating greenhouse gases and cli-
mate change will include a large invest-
ment in the green sector, Thiele said.
"It would be naive to simply say that
everybody in the green business area
will be able to get a job," Thiele said. "I
just think that these are pretty uncertain
times regarding the market."


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TUESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2008 E ALLIGATOR, 5


Board votes for higher student fees, campus housing rent increase


TRUSTEES, from page 1

According to figures provided
by Brian Beach, UF's interim
senior vice president, Machen is
eligible for just over $1 million in
compensation in 2008-2009.
But Machen said he may only
receive about $700,000. He said he
has the option of receiving the rest
but may decide to wait.
A November Chronicle of
Higher Education report listed
Machen as the highest paid presi-
dent in Florida and the eighth
highest paid in the U.S. in the
2007-2008 fiscal year.
Only $225,000 of Machen's sala-
ry comes from state funds, the rest
comes from Shands HealthCare,
the UF Foundation and the
University Athletic Association.
Machen's donation, which he
said will likely be spread over
several semesters, follows the an-
nouncement in October of a $50
million fund-raising initiative by
head coaches Urban Meyer and
Billy Donovan.
Machen said his donation is
separate from their campaign.
"I hope Urban will raise his
own'$50 million," he said. "This
is really just to tide us through the


next year or so."
Machen said he would like to
see the program, which he created
in 2006, accept 400 more students
in 2009-2010. It could only accept
about 330 in 2008-2009 because of
a lack of funding, he said. About
1,100 students are currently en-
rolled, according to a UF news
release.
Costs for the program are ex-
pected to jump from almost $6
million to almost $8 million next
academic year, according to the
release.
UF has raised about $5.4 million
in donations for the program since
its start in 2006 and about $144,000
since Meyer and Donovan an-
nounced their fund-raising effort
in October, said Chris Brazda, the"
UF Foundation spokesman.
The scholarships, which cover
tuition, books, and room and
board, are funded by a mix of
money from UF, the state and the
University Athletic Association.
Board members evaluated
Machen's performance in the
2007-2008 academic year to decide
whether to award the bonus. The
evaluation included a consider-
ation of his progress on a number
of one-year and three-year goals
agreed to by Machen and the
board.


The goals, which were for
2007-2008, .included maintaining
average SAT scores of incoming
freshman and providing faculty
and staff with raises.
In his self-assessment, Machen
noted the year included a number
of unfortunate events, including
a record num-
ber of student
deaths, the lack
of a national
sports champi-
onship and the
Andrew Meyer
Taser incident.
Warrington Despite all
that, the board determined that
Machen only failed to meet two
of the goals discussed on Monday:
increasing research 'grants and
awards and increasing the num-
ber of Hispanic and black incom-
ing freshmen.
The board noted that research
awards declined from $583 mil-
lion in 2006-2007 to $562 million
in 2007-2008, and the percentage
of incoming Hispanic and black
freshmen declined from 28 percent
to 26 percent..
In voting against giving
Machen the bonus, Warrington
said he couldn't justify the reward
while UF is drastically cutting its
budget and faculty are being laid


off.
He said he thinks Machen has
done an excellent job in tough
times.
"I want to make it clear I am
not voting against that bonus
based on merit," he said. "I give
him nothing but high marks."
But in the corporate world, he
said, bonuses are "a thing of the
past, except in exceptional circum-
stances."
In the future, he said he would
be more inclined to give Machen
his bonus.
"There's better, times ahead,"
he said. "Certainly he's deserving
when those times return."
In response, Trustee Steve
Scott said this is an exceptional
circumstance, and he is especially
impressed with the way Machen
was able to give faculty and staff
pay raises this year in the midst of
large budget cuts.

Higher Fees, Higher Rent
Before the vote on Machen's
bonus, the board voted to increase
the Student Activity & Service
Fee, the Student Health Fee and
the Transportation Access Fee a
combined $1.77 per credit hour.
The increase will bring UF an ad-
ditional $2.3 million in revenue,
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Part of the increase in the
Student Health Fee will go toward
hiring two full-time counselors in
UF's Counseling Center.
Sherry Benton, the director of
the center, said adding two coun-
selors to the 12 they already have
is a huge deal. However, the hires
may be negated by potential laid-
off counselors due to 2009-2010
budget cuts, she said.
More counselors would mean
shorter wait times for students,
which could be crucial.
"A student who's depressed,
who waits three weeks, they'd
lose their whole semester," she
said. "They just can't afford to
wait."
The board also voted to in-
crease dorm rent by $10 a month,
or $40 total, in the spring, due to
record increases in utilities.
The increase will bring in an
estimated $294,240 in' additional
revenue in the spring to cover an
estimated $250,000 to $300,000
increase in utilities, according to
board documents.-
Norbert Dunkel, the assis-
tant vice president and direc-
tor of Housing and Residence
Education, said bills for the in-
crease would be mailed to dorm
residents this week and would be
due in a month.


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Editorial


Give a Little Bit

Machen's choice reflects

holiday spirit

In the spirit of the holidays, President Bernie Machen has
chosen to donate $285,000 the amount of his annual bo-
nus to a scholarship program.
It seems Bernie truly believes in the notion that it's better to
give than to receive.
Although he receives a hefty annual paycheck, Machen's
gift should be appreciated.
We can't turn down the $20 we get for selling our plasma
and we wish we got paid for donating blood. Passing on nearly
$300,000 is impossible for us to comprehend. With that kind
of money, we would be able to watch UF destroy every one
of their opponents in person, no matter the distance or ticket
price.
The beneficiaries of Machen's generosity are students who
qualify for the Florida Opportunity Scholars Program, a pro-
gram Machen created in 2006 to assist Florida students who
would otherwise struggle to meet the financial requirements
to attend college.
Before we sound too pro-Bernie, we recognize the potential-
ly huge tax write-off he would get for a donation of this size.
You know what? Who cares?
The man is donating a giant chunk of his yearly earnings to
the students who need it more than he does.
Be skeptical if you must, but we think this gesture is both
kind and financially sound, and those two things don't have to
be mutually exclusive.
Spreading the wealth isn't so bad, is it? This isn't socialism.
It's generosity and giving.
The Florida Opportunity scholarship could help about
1,500 students next year. Few people have the opportunity to
help so many others.
Take your tax break, Bernie. You did good, kid.


The Nose Knows


F following the lead of a
couple other big uni-
versities, UF will soon
be getting its own signature
scents.
Supposedly, the perfume
and cologne, which will be
created by Masik Collegiate
Fragrances, are being con-
cocted to trigger memories of
time spent at UF, an ideawe
find both decent and terrible.
Who's to say what smells
remind us of college? Surely,
these memory-triggering aro-
mas cannot be universal.
Orange Valencia, sun-
sparking ozone and cool
Mediterranean lavender
would probably be toward
the bottom of our list of
college experience-related
odors.
However, that's not to say
we dislike these smells. This
bunch just won't accurately
represent our college experi-
ences.
On the other hand, cologne


reeking of vomit-encrusted
tile coated with bleach would
definitely remind us of a few
long Friday nights as fresh-
men. Obviously, we'll take
the Orange Valencia over that
awful nose pollution.
We're glad the fragrance
company won't be going for
complete accuracy because
we know where we've been
along our UF journey, and
unfortunately, many of our
little pit stops are renowned
for the awful smells that ac-
companied them.
Intramural flag football
and game days in the Swamp
are all fine and dandy while
you're there, but no one
wants to take that funk back
home with them.
We will give the UF scents
a whiff because we'll be nos-
talgic alumni sooner rather
than later, but we don't ex-
pect the smell of oranges
to remind us of our time in
Gainesville.


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More to Gainesville than UF, students


/ f^ ause we're two truck stops off the interstate,
promised land with a twist of fame, we're a
town for all the lost and found, so sleep tight
in this smoky room, still buzzed from this afternoon, and I
may be going broke but I'm never broken down."
These immortal words, from Gainesville's own Less
Than Jake, ring true with a majority of Gainesville's
66,000 UF and SFC students.
Famed for its football and academics, UF brings a
glow to the city of Gainesville. Despite how deeply Less
Than Jake's lyrics may resonate within us as we throw
back a couple cold ones and search for ourselves, they
don't capture the true essence of the city.
Beyond the corridors of 13th and 34th streets, the
glow of UF rapidly fades away to a much darker and
destitute reality.
For the remaining residents of Gainesville not sup-
ported by their parents or student loans, the light of UF
fails to brighten their lives.
According to the National Coalition for the
Homeless, Gainesville is one of the 20 meanest cities
for the homeless, beating out metropolises such as New
York City and Los Angeles.
The city has done little to actually solve the problem.
Criminalizing panhandling, issuing brochures that ex-
plain why giving to beggars is bad and effectively mak-
ing it illegal to sleep-are all crimes the city is guilty of.
Being homeless is not a crime; it's a human reality.
Even though students' plans do not usually include
homelessness, and, as Less Than Jake aptly points out,
"we have our master plan bottled and canned, living
in the 352," Alachua County has another problem UF
students can relate to.
According to the most recent census data, Alachua


County is the most impover-
ished county.in Florida.
To be fair, about 11 percent of
the impoverished people in the
county are students. Still, when
students are removed from
Kyle Robisch this data set, Alachua County's
letters@alligator.org rate of homelessness still ex-
ceeds the national average.
It is difficult for us, UF's privi-
leged students, to consider and understand just how
dire the situation is for those forced to sit outside the
golden gates of UF.
By any measure, Gainesville is way behind the curve
in terms of fighting homelessness and poverty, but most
students fail to realize this city is much more than a col-
lege town.
The next time you navigate through campus on your
scooter or post up in Club West to buckle down for fi-
nals, take a moment to burst your UF bubble.
Think about those who comprise the fabric of our
temporary home just as much as you and me, if not
more.
We need to peer through the glamour of ESPN cov-
erage and ego-boosting rankings from the Princeton
Review and look deeper into what Gainesville does and
doesn't have to offer.
We know we can change the world around us, which
I hope is why we're all here in the first place.
What better place to start than right in our own
backyard? After all, Gainesville is a town for all the lost
not just the found.
Kyle Robisch is a political science and economics sopho-
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Letters to the Editor
Dictor interested in politics, not results
I congratulate Student Sen. Ben Dictor
on making a bold move in his political
career.
I use the word career because it has be-
come obvious to me and my fellow sena-
tors that Dictor wa never interested in
helping students, but in helping himself.
He hasn't fought for any of his platform
ideas, such as free printing or free STD
testing.
Instead, he has fought for more posi-
tions for himself and his fellow Orange
and Blue cronies.
The irony is that he has claimed to be
above'the fray and not political, but since
the fall elections, there has been no one
more political than him.
The Gator Party has tried to fix prob-
lems in the Senate process the problems
Dictor wanted fixed but he stood in the
way.


Dictor has not proven results. He has
only delivered misleading rhetoric- and
slowed Senate's progress.
It seems his new powers have gone to
his head.
Jonathan M. Fager
Gator Party Leader, 4LS



Whiny column waste of time, space
I found Wes Hunt's grumbling article a
waste of time and a waste of ink.
What was this article about other than
one man's depressing view of life and ha-
tred of interpersonal communication?
I've never felt compelled to write a let-
ter to a newspaper before, but this was a
disturbing misuse of the resources of the
nation's best student paper.
Please don't allow one student's nar-
row-minded commentary on UF stereo-


types to be your main opinion article, Wes Hunt's column misses point
especially when I know there are so many Mr. Hunt, your column showed a gross
more worthy opinions being written about misunderstanding of the issues facing the
today's issues from "pretentious, dumb" UF Student Body.
UF students. You completely missed the point of
Ryan Earls world hunger initiatives'- an easy mis-
UF alumnus take for a rookie logician like yourself to
make. We don't want to feed the people
Pretentious, dumb students always haters of the world. We want to feed the world
Dear Wes Hunt, itself. All these people live on the planet,
Will you marry me? but no one is doing anything to cure its
Don't listen to those haters who are case of the munchies.
hating on you for hating. Many students Your insinuation that an average pre-
probably read your column and said, "But school contains more intellect than our
wait! I do care about world hunger, China beloved institution is about as shocking as
and glowing tomatoes! This guy Wes is a a rubber glove. Of course preschoolers are
real douchebag." smarter than us. They haven't had their
To them, I say "Ya'll are pretentious, brain cells eroded by alcoholic binging.
dumb." I hope you think twice before opening
Juliana Sams your mouth next time, Mr. Hunt.
4LS Nate Juster
2LS


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Blackwater contractors worst case. of Bush cronyism


Ever since the U.S. err,
George and Dick strong-
armed its way into the
Middle East under the guise of the
tragically flawed Bush Doctrine,
Blackwater has reaped the vast
financial benefits of government
contracts. .
Are they construction contrac-
tors, truck drivers or, dare I ask,
peacemakers? Sure they are, if up-
holding peace constitutes using ille-
gally acquired assault rifles to open
up a can of whoop-ass on a group
of 17 unsuspecting, unarmed and
utterly harmless Iraqis in Nisour
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in Iraq.
What boggles my mind is how
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Daniel Seco Washington,
Speaking Out D.C.?
Clearly
more cunning
than compassionate, Blackwater's
henchmen seek to exploit.Utah's
reputation as a conservative state
in hopes of having their fate deter-
mined by a group of their "peers."
How do I define peers in this
case?
Try right-wing, George-W.-
Bush-worshipping, reduced-alco-
hol-beer-drinking, warmongering
Republicans who will have them
back on the streets of Iraq ready to
kill before you can drop the "elect"
from Barack Obama's title.
Blackwater's "soldiers of for-


tune" must have been facing noth-
ing short of a torrent of danger to
result in ending the lives of hoards
-of innocent people.. .right?
No hero shoots a victim who has
his hands raised above his head in
an obvious sign of surrender. There
is no bravery in firing upon vehi-
cles fleeing the scene in an effort to
avoid any hint of further conflict.
Hell, why do you think the U.S.
has such a piss-poor image abroad?
Anti-American sentiment stems
from our government holding ev-
ery other country in the world to a
fastidious standard while our daily
course of action reveals an utter
lack of adherence to any law.
President Bush, you wonder


why you will go down as the worst
president in history. I laugh as you
scramble to assemble a crack-team
to spin the last eight years in hopes
of giving your legacy a scrap of
credibility.
Sir, your work here is done.
Turn off the faucet there is no
washing the blood off your hands
this time. Nixon had his plumbers
and we all saw how that turned
out.
While our country's leaders
continue to play camp run-amok
in the waning hours of a failed ad-
ministration, we can take solace in
one thing only 42 more days.
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incl. $525/ea. room obo. 305-788-5681/
Windsor515@gmail.com. 1-6-08-18-1

$295 Condo Rms At University Commons
Walk to UF campus & bus routes.
2BR/2BA. Indiv leases & locks. Washer,
dryer, kitchen, balcony, Free HBO. Brad
bradshepherd2@gmail.com 813-854-5628
12-10-08-8-1

1 room in beautiful 2BR/1BA Downtown
condo. Vaulted ceilings, sky lights, Italian
style floors. Close to library, UF, Shands, and
shopping. $450/mo Mo-to-mo. Pets ok. walk
to popular spots dwntn festivals. 262-1351
1-6-08-9-1


FURNISHED 3BR/3BA
#1117 Windsor Park Condos. 3705 SW 27th
St. $550/mo.elec incl. Bus comes every 10
min. Vast amenities. For ihfo: 386-597-1167
1-6-08-8-1

room In a NW quite home $400 Includes it
all wireless, TV In room 72 channels, bus to
UF is near, for female, International welcome
sharing with two others Barbara 352-281-
8935 12-10-6-1

The Enclave Sublease for Spring 2009
Brand new apartment pets allowed bdr in 4
bdr apartment large bdr 12'x 12' with own
bath and walk in closet, walking distance
to bus stop buses 34,35,36 short ride to UF
$450 + utilities Great Deall Call (561)346-
5013 12-10-08-5-1

Female only to share apartment at The
Enclave for second semester. $600 plus
half utilities 972-467-0390, Kristen 12-10-
08-5-1


For Rent
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furnished

**HIDDEN LAKE APARTMENTS"'
2/2 LUXURY APTS.
$490/PER PERSON
SPECIALS???lUNDREDS OF $$$$
CALL NOWTO FIND OUT HOW!
352-374-FUNN (3866)
4-22-72-1

FURNISHED OR UNFURNISHED LARGE
HOUSE 5BR/3BA, wood floors. 1 mile to
UF, 1 block from Newberry Rd & Plaza Royal
Shopping. 3806 SW 2nd Ave. $1600/mo Call
407-363-7198 or 407-234-1380 1-6-08-6-1

$299 A MONTH! Walk to UF!
Campus Realty 352-692-3800
1-28-08-20-1

$555-1br/1ba in new 4/4 apartment for
spring/summer. Cable, internet, utilities
included. Individual lease. Walk in closet,
own locks. Price negot. Avail Dec 16 (get
dec free) call 321-604-0830 or email
cartdavis@gmail.com 1-6-5-1



|[l| UNIVERSITY CLUB
km m APA RT M E N T S
FREE PIZZA! University Club
OPEN HOUSE
on Thursday, December 11, 2008
from 6-8 pm.
Now leasing and new
furniture packages for 2009-2010!
Stop by for a slice of pizza and a tour of
Gainesville's Best Student Living.
We are at 2900 SW 23rd Terrace, -
just south of Archer Road.
Call us at 352-380-9899 or visit us at
www.universityclubapts.com.
See you there
12-10-08-4-1

Roommate needed to share 3/2.5
Townhouse. Approx. 1.5 miles to UF and on
2 bus routes. $600/month utils.,cable, & inter-
net included. Available 1/1/08. Call (772)633-
6687. 1-14-08-10-1

Serious Student, Non-Smoker Wanted
Windsor Park Condo 3BR/3BA
$425/mo, Mo-to-Mo
Close to campus, includes internet, cable TV,
Washer, dryer, pool, hot tub, weight room
Matt 941-323-0778, flrgtr@ufl.edu 1-16-
12-1

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 1-6-08-3-1

$590 1/1 in a 3/3 LUXURY townhome at
The Woodlands of Gainesville, All Inclusivel
BRAND NEW (only lived in for 2 mos). Two
respectful female roomates. HUGE room
Visit www.woodlandsofgainesville.com for
fp, pics, and Info. Call Maria 561-632-6700 to
come see aptl 12-10-2-1


.For Rent
unfurnished

QUIET, CLEAN, LOTS of GREEN SPACE.
Rustic 1 BR apt. $380/mo.
01BR cottage $435/mo. Call 378-9220 or
mobile 213-3901. 4-22-08-72-2

TWO BLOCKS TO UFI
Studios and 1/1s as low as $450
Available'Now and Spring '09
$0 MOVE IN FEES
371-0769 CollegeParkUF.com
4-22-08-72-2


*LYONS SPECIAL*
$99 1st month's rent 377-8797
4-22-08-72-2

NO FEES 1 MONTH FREE
* 2 BEDROOM ONLY $724!
* Includes water/sewer
* HUGE Floorplans!
* Pets Loved 335-7275
4-22-08-72-2 /

THE ULTIMATE IN LUXURY
NEW DOWNTOWN APTS
Studios*Ones*3 Bed Townhouses
Washer & Dryers in every home!
Wood Floors*Alarms*Balconies*Pets OK
Be exclusive! 338-0002
4-22-72-2

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. 4-
22-08-72-2

1 MONTH FREE! NO FEES
* 1 BEDROOM ONLY $560
* Courtyards w/pools Quiet
* Walk/Bike to UF/Shands
* Pets Loved 372-7555
4-22-08-72-2

Deluxe, Large 3, 4, 5, 6, 7BR apt/house, 60
second walk to UF. Remodeled, Old House
charm. Central AC, washer/dryer included.
Wood floors. With Parking. By Private Owner.
538-2181 Iv message 12-10-08-74-2

Available TODAY & Jan!
2/1.5 900 sq. ft.-$710
Townhome! Washer/dryer!
Dishwasher! We love Pets!
No move-in fees & 1 mo free
Pinetreegardens.com*376-4002
4-22-72-2

Deluxe, large one ortwo 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

MONTH FREEINO FEES!!!
Oxford Manor
HUGE 1/1's, 2/2;'s, 3/3's
Less than 1 mi from UF!II
*FREE tanning&cable *GIANT 24hr gym
(352) 377-2777
4-22-72-2

** 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

2BRs STEPS TO UFI
$0 MOVE IN FEES
$500 Signing Bonus!
As low as $296/person
371-7777 CollegeParkUF.com
4-22-08-72-2

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

THE LAURELS APARTMENTS
*Sign TODAY, get I 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
4-22-08-72-2


Huge 2 & 3 BR's
Starting at $730
Pets Welcome Great location *
Close to UF, Dining
373-1111* SpanishTrace.org
4-22-08-72-2

Don't Settle
Come Home to Cobblestone
2/2 & 3/3 Luxury Apts.
Tanning, Pool, Bus stop,
Cable, Dog Park & MORE!
(352)377-2801
4-22-72-2

Bivens Cove- Leasing for NOW & Springl
1BR-$669/mo, 2BR-$799/mo,
ONE MONTH FREE'& NO Move-in Fees!
Call or Come by Today! 376-2507
4-22-08-72-2

All Paws On Deck!
Huge 1&2 Beds*Great LOW rates
FREE Cable Free Internet
Full W/D in each unit!*Free Tanning!
Move NOW: 372-8100
4-22-72-2

The Boardwalk-
Leasing for Now & Spring!!!
2BR-$759/mo 3BR-$959/mo
NO MOVE-IN FEES! Great Bus Route
Call or Stop by Today!!! 377-7401
4-22-08-72-2

ALL THE SPACE YOU NEED!
At the price you want
No Move-in Fees! Move in TODAYI
1, 1 w/den & 2 BRs Reduced Rates!
FREE UF parking FREE Gym
Pets Welcome 352-332-7401
4-22-72-2

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

Your Mom
wants you to live here
1,2, or 3 BR
*Great Deals'
Pet friendly, Gated
(352)372-0400
4-22-72-2

JANUARY SPECIALS!
Why wait to move in the Fall?
Luxury 1/1 @ $699
No Deposit Move' in TODAYI
352-335-7656 www.thepolosuf.com
4-22-72-2

Affordable, Quiet, Comfortable
1's from $539 2's from $375/person
Close to UF, Shands, Butler Plaza
Pet Friendly 376-1248
www.hiddenvillageapt.com
4-22-08-72-2

AS BIG AS A HOUSE
Huge 4BR TH W/D inc.
FREE UF Parking*FREE Gym
Call for specials 332-7401 4-22-72-2

Great LOW RatesI
GIANT 1&2 Beds
No move-in fees'Full W/D!
We love pets* Free Tanningl
Call now: 372-81001
4-22-08-72-2




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LIVE THE DOWNTOWN LIFE
Steps from clubs-blocks to UF
Studios. 1/1's, 2/2's & 3/3's
Reserve NOW for fall! 338-0002
4-22-72-2


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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
4-22-72-2

THREE BLOCKS TO UF!
2br/1ba from $650
No Move-in Fees! Water included
Wood floors avail! Pets loved
FREE Parking! 372-7111
4-22-08-72-2

LAKEWOOD VILLAS
Large 1, 2 & 3 bdrm Floor Plans;
Furniture Packages Inc. Washer/Dryer;
Workout Rm, Tennis Court; Swimming Pool;
Sauna etc. Mon-Fri 9-6, Sat 10-3
700 SW 62nd Blvd 877-781-8314
www.lakewoodvilllas.com
4-22-08-72-2


SPYGLASS
Individual Leases: Furniture Packages,
Incl Washer/Dryer, FREE Hispeed Internet;
Every Unit is an End Unit
Mon-Fri 10-5:30, Sat 11-2
701 SW 62nd Blvd 888-267-5078
www.spyglassapts.com
4-22-08-72-2

ACROSS FROM UF!
No Move-in Feesi Pets loved.
Studios $499, includes electric!
Wood floors available. FREE parking.
372-7111 Collegemanor.org
4-22-08-72-2

**HIDDEN LAKE APARTMENTS-*
3/3 LUXURY APTS.
$425/PER PERSON
CALL NOWTO FIND OUT HOW WE
WILL SAVE YOU HUNDREDS OF $$$$
I 352-374-FUNN (3866)
4-22-08-72-2

AVAILABLE TODAY
1BRs *As low as $514
$0 move in fees
Pets ok, W/D Avail, Wood Floors Avail, Pool
371-07'69 CollegeParkUF.com
4-22-08-72-2

Walk to Class!
1brs from $565 150 ft from UF!
$0 move-in fees! Move-in Today!
FREE parking! Pets Welcome!
372-7111 CollegeManor.org
4-22-08-72-2

Vaulted ceilings, resort style pool...
And morell Your luxurious 4/4 is waiting!
COME IN TODAY
and receive a personal check for...
$300111111
352-271-3131
4-22-72-2

Action Real Estate Services
Houses to Condos
1-4 BR, Starting at $450
www.action-realtors.com
.352-331-1133
4-22-08-72-2

Moving In the FALL?
Close to UF Tanning, 3 Pools
24 hr gym, Billiards Room
B-ball, V-ball & Tennis courts
352-335-7656 www.thepolosuf.com
4-22-72-2


2 bed luxury condos for rent.
Granite "tops, tall ceilings, private balcony,
super quiet construction. $1600/mo.
Call Eric Wild at 352-870-9453
4-22-72-2


Tired of Vanilla Apts?
Check out our newly renovated 1, 2, or 3
bdrm floorplans starting at $795,
with only $99 move-in fees.
(Limited time offer)

Windmeadows Apts
3700 Windmeadows Blvd -
(Behind Butler Plaza) 352-373-3558
12-10-08-74-2

Homestead Apartments
1 Month Free on our 1 BR & 2BR/1 BA
$189 moves you in
1 & 2 BDs starting from $599
Please call (352) 376-0828
gremco.com 12-10-74-2

Pinerush Villas
2 Months FREE
$139 moves you in
' & 2 BDs starting from $499
Please call (352) 375-1519
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 -

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

SUN ISLAND
Both Decembers FREE on 13 mo lease!
Sun Bay Sun Key Sun Harbor
352-376-6720
12-10-08-71-2

**WOODLAND VILLAS**
2BR units starting at
$745. Gated community.
Private courtyards.
M-F 10-6 Sat. 10-2
5950 SW 20th Ave.
888-803-7678
www.woodlandvillas.com
4-22-08-72-2

*THE PALMS*
Walk to UF
Spacious 2/2 condo
Guaranteed parking. Pool.
Starting @$1250.
230 SW 2nd Ave. 494-6027
www.gainesvillepalms.com
4-22-08-72-2

MOVE IN TODAYII
Great Specials on all our unltsl
Minutes to UF, Shands, & SFCCI
1/1, 2/2, & 3/3 units avallablel
352-335-7656 www.thepolosuf.com
4-22-72-2


0. THE GROVE VILLAS *
Brand Spankin' New Rental Community
Move-in today and WE PAY YOU 1 mo. FREE RENT
Visit our models and sign for Fall 09 1BR Loft Style Starting at $600
Huge,luxury 1br-4brs with tvs in kitchen Gated Community 6400 SW 20th Ave.
Beach-entry pool*free tanning*pet friendly 888-373-08'49
*352.376.0696 www.EnclaveUF.com* 4-22-08-72-2
4-22-08-72-2


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WALK to UF Available January.
2BR/2.5BA $1000. 1BR/1BA $600. No
pets, no smoking. Contact 352-870-7256 or
gvll32601@gmail.com 12-10-08-41-2

1/1, Ridgeview, free water, next to park, on
the bus line, cent H/A, courtyard, 2 miles to
UF, convenient to shopping, no smoking, no
pets. $470 SD, $470/mo 562-2824 12-10-
08-30-2


For Rent For Rent
8 1 unfurnished unfurnished


Duckpond
2 bd 1 ba 1200 sq ft townhouse in heart of
historic neighborhood.w/d Blocks to down-
town shops & restaurants. 528 NE 4th A ave
avail Jan $795/mo 379-4952
12-10-08-35-2

STUDIO & 1 BR Walk to UF
Available Dec & Jan 1st.
$410-$495/mo.
Gore Rabell Real Estate
378-1387 Gore-Rabell.com
1-6-08-27-2

Walking Distance to UF Law School!!l
419 NW 25th Street. Clean, beautiful new-
er home 3 bd/2ba w/d included $1500/mo.
Avail, end of Dec./early Jan. Call Anne @
810-610-0110 for more info. 12-10-26-2

2b,lb I block MidTown *
2 Car Decal WiFi-lntemet Washer & Dryer*
Jan-July 204 NW 18 St Manny 352 317 4408
12-10-08-31-2

POOL HOUSE AVAIL NOW!
Bike to UF 4BR/3BA, over 2000 sf, nice area
1 mi to UF. 2816 W Univ Ave. $1500/mo 1st,
last mo & 1 mo SD 376-6183, 352-327-2931
12-10-08-23-2

HISTORIC HOME 4BR/2BA near UF. 1105
NW 14th Ave. Over 2000 sqare feet, central
heat & air. Pets ok. Call today, Fred 352-375-
2900. www.AndreeRealty.com $1200/mo.
12-10-08-22-2

HOME FOR RENT 3BR/2BA, 1 car garage,
screened porch, fenced yard, new carpet
& paint. $995/mo. Call Fred 352-375-2900.
www.AndreeRealty.com 12-10-08-22-2

RIGHT PLACE, RIGHT PRICE, RIGHT NOW
Steps from VA, Shands, Vet School & UF.
1 & 2 Bedrooms from $625. Grad student &
VA/Shands discounts Renovated units avail
Union Properties@Summit House 376-9668
4-22-08-72-2

Spacious 1 & 2 & 3 bedrooms.starting at
$525. $625 & $795. Different floor plans'
some with enclosed patios or balconies.
Italian Tile, bedrooms carpeted, D/W, W/D
hookups, verticals Central Heat & air. Lots
of storage space. Near bus route .332-7700
1-30-38-2

2MasterBr/2Ba Luxury end unit condo in The
Gables. Vaulted ceilings, granite & custom
cabinets throughout, stainless apple, garage,
scr patio, comm pool, cable w/HBO&SHQ
MUST SEEICall 4 picsl$1250 727-492-9836
11-19-5-2

2 BED / 2 BATH CONDO $800/MONTH
Located in Capstone Quarters near the cor-
ner of Archer Rd. and 34 St. Great location
for school and shopping www.gainesvillecon
do.info or 630-390-6612 1-6-08-19-2

SW University area, bus, bike, walk to UF.
1BR/IBA in 4/4 condo available now & for
spring. $450/mo all utils inc. Call Nalini
Pandey 352-514-3398 or email nalinijoshi2
1@gmail.com 12-10-08-18-2

2 & 3BR on shady lot. AC/heat. From $400/
mo. Water included. No pets. 4546 NW 13th
St. Call 376-5887 12-10-08-18-2

SUN ISLAND
1 BRs from $580 2BRs from $650
Sun Bay e Sun Key Sun Harbor
352-376-6720
4-22-08-72-2

2 Rooms Avail. In 4 Bedroom House
Avail. Dec 08' or Jan 09' $450 a room
Short term lease Avail. Other 4 bedroom
houses available for Spring Sublease
Or Year Lease Starting Aug 09' Email
erlcmanln@yahoo.com or 352-682-7424
12-10-08-18-2

SERENOLA PINES APTS
Off SW 34th St near post office
1BR $515, 2BR $580
Call for daily specials
352-335-0420 1-6-08-18-2

WOODLAND TERRACE APTS
Off SW 34th St near post office.
2BR $535
Call for daily specials
352-335-0420 1-6-08-18-2


u For Rent ..
*1 nnunfurnished


Historic Duckpond
1 bd,lba or studio apt. in vintage
house.hardwood floors, W/D, blocks to
downtown ,large yard,very peaceful 306 ne
6th st. avail Dec Ist,$480 379-4952
12-10-08-17-2

PERFECT LOCATION!
VERY NICE lbd/lba condo. Walk or bike
to campus and Shands. W/D, pool & fitness
cntr. Large walk-in. Vaulted ceiling. $695/mo.
Call for details. 321-543-8142
12-10-08-16-2

Walk to UF 5 Blocks
Apt avail 12/15. Large BR/BA w/kitchenette,
cent A/C, ceiling fan, W/D on site. No pets
allowed. $575/mo. Call 609-513-6383 1-6-
08-17-2

Bike to UF! Available Now! 4/2.5 $1600/rent.
Lots of storage, 2433 sq ft two story home in-
cludes washer/dryer, dishwasher, screened
porch and fenced back yard. Call Campus
Realty @ 352-692-3800 1-6-08-18-2

* FORGET THE CAR SAVE THE GAS*
WALK TO CAMPUS
3/2 1351 sq ft 1118 NW3Ave $995
3/2 1500sqft 403NW25St $1100
4/2 1736 sq ft 5 NW25 St $1150
Edbaurmanagement.com-1731 NW 6th St-,
375-7104 12-10-08-15-2

Brand New Campus View Condos- maple
cabinets, all apple. incld., w/d, 9ft ceilings, cwn
molding, int.hlwy, alarm 2/2 $1000 w/1 de-
caled pking space & 3/3 $1500 w/2 decaled
pking spaces Edbaurmanagement.com 1731
NW6th St-375-7104 12-10-15-2

NW 39th Ave Fancy Ig 3/2 w/loft. Open,
bright, laminated wd looking fir $750-775.
Xtra Ig loft, ceramic tile fir $900. Nice 2/2 gat-
ed patio, trees $600-640. laminated fir $675
Good area, 373-8310, 219-3937 12-10-27-2

***ANTIQUE 1 BR APT***
Large 1BR, hdwd firs, clawfoot tub, 1908
house. Downtown near Waldo Rd. Pets ar-
ranged. $475/mo. Avail now. Greg 214-3291
12-10-14-2.

******MICANOPY HOUSE******
3BR/1BA, bathrm is huge, large yard, in
Maconopy city. Pets arranged. Cool old
house. $600/mo 1 st/last/dep. Avail now. Greg
214-3291 12-10-14-2

**NEAR SUPER WALMART**
Large 1BR apt, walk to Walmart. No pets.
$375/mo. 1st, last, dep. Avail now. Greg 214-
3291 12-10-14-2

3/2 w/2car carport 1901 sf huge liv. room, din.
rm, fam.rm, eat-in kitch, new d/w, w/d hkups,
wood/carpet, hge corner lot, great location
avail now $1050 edbaurmanagement.com-
1731 NW 6th St-375-7104 12-10-08-13-2

2/2 townhse-newly remodeled from ceiling to
floor incl w/d & a/c/heat pump, save on en-
ergy costs. Walk or bike to Shands avail now
$800 edbaurmanagement.com-1731 NW6th
St.-375-7104 12-10-08-14-2

$500 $550 2 BD Apartments
Historical Downtown, W/D hookups,
porches, Bike to UF 10-15 mins. Great
Sizel Cute! Must Seel $99 Deposit special
rentalworkshop.com 505-9264, 870-0904
12-10-08-13-2

Available TODAYI
No move-in fees & 1 mo free
1/1 : 620 sq ft $649
2/2 : 975 sq ft $769
3/2: 1096 sq ft $945
pinetreegardens.com 376-4002
4-22-08-72-2

House 4BR/3BA Fenced yard Garage
Lndry Rm Wsh/dry incl. 2 master suites
North off 34th. $1300/mo. 954-340-2732
tander@bellsouth.net 12-10-08-13-2

1 unfurnished bedroom in a 4BR house.
W/D. Avail Dec 1st. $350/mo + 1/4 utils. First
and last. 2100 NW 54th Terr. 941-724-0261
12-12-08-13-2


For Rent
unfurnished

REAL 111s for Jan 2009 at GATORNEST
Where you can kick the roommate habit &
walk to campus! 575 sq ft big for only $585.
Just 3 blocks to UF @ 300 NW 18th St.
No application fee. Most pets welcome!
Call EFN Properties @ (352) 371-3636 or
email Rentals@EFNProperties.com
12-10-08-13-2

PET'S PARADISE
$375 $650. No app or pet fee. 1 & 2BR,
privacy fenced. SW 352-331-2099 12-10-
08-11-2

**ARCHER ROAD HOUSt**
3BR/2BA, fenced backyard, tile floor, nice.
$775/mo. Call Greg 214-3291 12-10-12-2

Room in 3br house includes all
utilities,internet and washer/dryer. Ten min-
utes from campus. One at 400 and one at
350. 3331 nw 29th ave Call'850-803-5342
1-9-08-15-2 .

House for rent 2 mi from UF. 2BR/1 BA/1 car
garage. 100% renovated. New kitchen appli-
ances, new tile, carpet, fixtures & window
treatment. W/D Large fenced lot. Grad or prof
only. $995/mo. Available-now. 386-295-8488
12-10-08-10-2

2 bed 2 bath condo in Capstone Quarters on
Archer Rd and SW 34th ST. New paint and
carpet, washer and dryer included. Plenty
of parking and close to campus, shopping
and entertainment $800/mo. (352)672-0917
12-10-08-10-2

100+ Apts: Walk to UF
Live within 3 blocks of Criser Hall Studios
to 6BR Houses Virtual tours & photos *
www.ForRentNearUF.com 352-376-6223
4-22-72-2
Summit House I BR Condo for $605 per
mo. Quiet, near VA and Shands, $250 se-
curity. Lease negotiable. Call 352-672-1482
1-.13-08-15-2

1BR/1BA studio apt, 7th floor of Seagle
Building, 6 blks to UF. W/D, DW, garbage
disposal, garage parking, storage room.
Beautiful view of downtown G'ville. 472-
9273 billconradconstruction@yahoo.com
1-6-08-10-2

1 room in beautiful 2BR/1BA Downtown
condo. Vaulted ceilings, sky lights, Italian
style floors. Close to library, UF, Shands, and
shopping. $450/mo mo to mo. Pets ok. walk
to popular spots dwntn festivals. 262 1351
1-6-08-9-2

2BR 1BAApts $600/Mo
5 Biks to UF, Central H &Air
Laundry Fac. Carpet, Pets Allowed.
Short Term lease Avail.
829 Sw 5th Avenue
Call Merrill Management Inc.
352-372-1494 12-10-7-2

2BR 1 BA Garage Apt in the
DUCKPOND AREA. Wood Floors,
Central H & Air, Laundry Facilities
726 NE 4th Street $800/Mo
Call Merrill Management Inc. 352-372-1494
12-10-7-2

7BR/5BA House, 2 blocks to downtown,
3/4 mile to UF. Cent. A/C, wood floors, W/D,
large living room. Great for group or use as
3-1BR/1BA apartments with 2 studios. 224
SW 3rd. Avenue, $1,800/mo. (386)266-9147
12-9-08-5-2

Mill Run Townhome for rent. End unit, 2bd, 1
bath, washer/dryer, fire pl, new carpets, 2005
appi, move in cond, $725 mo, 1st mo & 1
mo security. Call 352-214-2022 or 305- 788-
8233. 12-9-08-5-2

3BR 2BA Home near UFI $850/Mo
Tile and Carpet Floors, Central H &Air,
Xtra Rm could be used as a 4th BR, carport,
Nice Back Yard. 319 NW16thAventie
Call Merrill Management Inc
352-372-1494 12-10-6-2

1BR 1BA 1BLK to UFI $525/Mo
Carpet, Central H & Air, Laundry
Facilities on site. 1236 Sw 4th Ave
Call Merrill Management Inc
352-372-1494 12-10-6-2

Large .2BR/1 BA
Close to Shands. $550/mo $400 deposit. No
W/D. 352-372-3131 12-10-08-6-2








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3BR/2BA House. Hardwood floors, fireplace,
new baths, screened patio, big yard, minutes
to UF, on bus route, carport, storage shed.
$1400/mo. lst/last/sec. 954-899-7197 1-
6-08-7-2

***NEW HOMES NEAR UF***
*Victorian 3BD/2BA hardwd, granite $1295
*Ranch style 4BD/2BA tile, law schi $1395
1,2 blocks 2 UF! HUGE 1BD hardwd $625
All Renovated with W/D, DW 373-5295 12-
9-5-2

1/2 mile offArcher Rd. Close to UF, Shands,
VA Hospital on SW 31st PI. 2BR/1BA apt.
Ceramic tile, cent AC/heat, W/D hook-ups.
$590/mo. 407-363-7198, 407-234-1380 1-
6-08-6-2

3BR 2BA House for rent. Privacy fence, new
wood floors, fireplace and attached garage.
Quiet neighborhood, Off Tower Rd. ONLY
$950/inth 352-494-6485 1-16-08-14-2

MONTICELLO CONDO 2BR/2BA
1 car garage. Pool & tennis court privileges.
Across from GHFC. No pets. $1000/mo. Call
331-6872 1-20-08-15-2

***GORGEOUS HOME***
3BR/2BA Bike To UF! Just redone w/ new
appliances, hrdwd, tile, granite, deck, private
acre yard plus lawn service, on RTS line
$1295 Call 373-5295 1-6-08-7-2

Immaculate NW 3br/2ba home on Ige
lot, convenient to dtwn &. UF, wood firs,
den/fam.room, yard care 3726 NW 36th St
$1100/mo Edbaurmanagement.com-1731
NW6th St-375-7104 12-10-08-5-2

3 br/2ba doublewide on 6.75 acre, fenced &
cross fenced, includes pole barn, great for"
horses $1000/mo
Edbaurmanagement.com-1731 NW 6th St-
375-7104 12-10-08-5-2

New 3br/2.5 ba .in NW near dwntwn & UF,
wood & cer tile firs; bkshelves, screened
porch, pool $1100
Edbaurmanagement.com-1731 NW 6th St-
375-7104 12-10-08-5-2

2 br/2ba in Whispering Pines, SW near UF,
S high ceilings; Ige all equipped
kitchen w/cer tile $1000/mo-1 month free!
Edbau4imanagement.com-1731 NW 6th St-
375-7104 12-10-08-5-2

***BIG HOME NEAR UF***
4BR/2BA, just redone, new tile and counters
W/D, DMW, Walk to Law School & Shopping!
2000 sq ft, Irg private yard plus lawn service
$1395 Call 373-5295 1-6-08-7-2

3br/2.5ba, SW near UF, screened prch, W/D,
includes some utilities $750/mo
Edbaurmanagement.com-1731 NW 6th St-
375-7104 12-10-08-5-2

CONDO in upscale Charleston Place, 2/2
both BR's are masters, W/D in unit, ceil-
ing fans, tile throughout,storage locker, like
new,$1,275/mo, available immed, 352-335-
3787 1-6-08-5-2

Lge 2br/2.5ba twnhse in NW golf & gated
community, W/D, screened prchs, walk-in
closets, comm. pool & tennis $1150
Edbaurmanagement.com-1731 NW 6th St-
375-7104 12-10-08-5-2

Townhouse for rent 2BR/1.5BA. Private
courtyard. New kitchen. $750/mo. $700 sec
dep. Pets ok. 3935/4007 SW 26th Terrace.
Please call 352-371-3473 1-6-08-5-2

Duplex for rent 2BR1BA. New kitchen &
bathroom. $650/mo $600 sec dep. Pets ok.
Large backyard. 718 NW 19th Ave. Please
call 352-371-3473 1-6-08-5-2

**3/2, 3 Blocks to UF**
W/D, Pets, Dec Free
r $1200/mo. 352-375-8256
4-22-76-2

1 bedroom for rent in a 2 bed, 1 bath condo
near oaks rmall. Newly remodeled, has w/d.
Rent includes utilities, cable and internet,
$425/mo. On two bus lines(5 & 20) to
campus. Available Jan. 2009. (904)866-7155
12-9-08-3-2

3/2 split plan home in NW Gainesville $1200
Lg master & bath, Garage,Washer&Dryer,
view ofPond & Woods, Talbot elem.
b.wunderlich@juno.com or 706.691.9784
1-6-08-5-2


Three rooms available for rent in large
house! 4/3 w/ pool across from Royal Park
Stadium Plaza. Month-to-month lease avail-
able. Rooms from $400 to $475, utilities
incl. Contact 786-201-2990 for more info.
1-6-5-2

2BR/1BA SPACIOUS TOWNHOUSE
7209 SW 45th PI, Gainesville. Cent H/AC,
W/D hk-up. $600/mo, $500 sec dep. No pets.
Call 386-462-0994 1-6-08-4-2

WALK TO UF 2 bdrms in 4/2 house
Female Roommates Needed Immediately
$520/month + util. Full bed included
Wireless included; Plenty of Parking
If interested, call Sarah 561-843-7452 12-
10-08-3-2

**Available Now**
5 blocks from UF Rare loft apt.
1bdrm 1bath Lg floorplan w/kichenette
Energy efficient central air and ceiling fan
Washer and Dryer on site No pets
Call before its Gone 226-4111 or 283-5411
1-6-08-4:2

3BR/1BA HOUSE
1 car garage. Biking distance to UF. $900/mo.
$700 sec dep. No pets. 825 NW 10th Ave.
386-462-0994 1-6-08-4-2

LARGE HOUSE 2000 sq ft.
5 min to campus. 3/3. Cent H/AC, wood floors,
W/D, large fenced in yard, pets ok. $1250/mo
+ utils. 514-0264 shanaelan@hotmail.com
1-6-08-4-2"

4/2 PLUS STUDY, HOME FOR RENT
Comer lot, W/D, 2385 sq ft for $1300 + $1800
dep. 3608 NW 22nd PI.. Call 352-214-1956
1-6-08-4-2

Immaculate and newly renovated historic
home. New hardwood firs, appliance, paint.
Walk to campus. 3/1 $800/mo. For two occu-
pants. Through July 31st. 911 NW 10th Ave.
215-7199 1-6-08-4-2

NICE ONE BEDROOM APT
Refinished hardwood floors, tile bath, in-
cludes W/D, swimming pool, all utils. Great
location just 5 min to UF & downtown. Rent
$615. Call Mr. Kristoff 332-5030 .1-6-08-4-2

Just Reducedl 2BD/1BA House for rent.
Oaks of Kanapaha. $800/mo. 1st, last, $400
security required. Lease through August then
yearly. Lawn maintenance included. 352 258-
1600 or brudekr@cox.net 12-10-08-3-2

2 Blocks from UF Stadium
1 Person Studio Apartment
Available Jan. 1 352-377-2930 1-6-08-4-2

BRAND NEW FOR AUG 09
CAMPUS VIEW PLACE
2BR/2BA OR 3BR/3BA
Luxury Suites near Shands,
Norman Hall, UF Sorority Row
1240 SW 9th Road
Please visit us at the model
1185 SW9th Road 1-5pm
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LEASING FOR AUG 09
Quality Student Housing
Near UF, Norman & Shands
1,2,3,4 & 5 BR Properties
List Avail Jan 20th !!
Please call or e-mail us to
Receive a list before they
Are all gonell!!!
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CAMPUS VIEW SOUTH
Now Leasing 2BR/2BA "
Luxury Dual Suites
1185 SW 9th RD $1000/mo
Close to UF, Norman Hall
& Sorority Row. -
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1, 2, 3 & 4BR Properties.
Many have been drastically reduced
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NOW LEASING
2BR/1.5BA MidTown Apts
Parking/laundry hkups
Walk to UF $850/mo
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MOVE IN TODAY
Casa East end unit
2BR/2.5BA $800/mo
Pets OK w Fee
Union Properties 352-373-7578
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PET FRIENDLY
3BR/3BAw room to run
behind Hilton on SW 34th ST
Union Properties 352-373-7578
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Available NOW
1BR/1 BA w/laundry hkups
Pets OK w/fee close to UF
Water, sewer & trash incl.
Union Properties 352-373-7578
www.rentgainesville.com 4-22-75-2


$995/MO 3BR/2BA
NEAR UFII w/d incl.
2041 NW 7th Place
Large family room w/fireplace
Hardwood floors & nice yard
Union Properties 352-373-7578
www.rentgainesville.com 4-22-75-2


Looking Glass Apartments. Roommate
Wanted 2/2. Walk to UF, by stadium-GO
GATORS! New carpet, baywindow. W/D in-
clu, call 941-223-3150 $575 1-6-08-4-2


2B/2B BIG apartment for $755. Arbor Park:
quiet, clean, 3 min from campus. Complex
has W/D. Pets OK.?D/W. Lease begins in
Jan w/ no deposit. Call 850.766.1113 12-
10-08-2-2


2Bd/1Ba House in Duckpond Nbhd Avail Dec
27th for 1 Year Lease, 2 miles to UF, CH/A,
1 car garage, W/D, DW, Microwave, Patio,
Large Fenced Yard, off street parking, pest
control, $1100/mo + Utilities 352-278-1176
1-6-08-3-2


For rent 4 bd 2 bath with family room. Close
to university, schools, shopping and dining.
Great for roommate sharing. Call Bobbie at
352-514-6712, 1-8-08-5-2


Live Alone! 1BD/1BA. Bike to UF! Pets OK!
W/D Included. Very quiet Creekside Villas
- 1515 NW 29th RD 32605. Flexible lease
terms. Walk to food and shops. $625 rent.
$350 deposit. 352-275-2843 or blw@ufl.edu
1-6-08-3-2



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oxford manor 2/2 sublet 1 rionth
free w/ lease, gated entry, w/d
in unit, free cable and tanning,
large gym, 2 pools, sauna $906mo.
lease exp. 7/30/09 #863-381-7182 12-10-
30-3.


1 BR./ 1 BA apartment sublease from
January to August. Fully furnished
apt. @ The Estates includes internet,
cable & alarm at almost 600 sq. ft.
Contact (813) 679-4946: 12-10-08-22-3


$635/mo. 1BR in 2BR/2.5BA townhouse
with W/D, D/W, full kitchen, private balco-
nies, large closets. 5 min walk to campus.
Pets with deposit. Available now. Call
904.484.4156 or email cavguns@ufl.edu
1-6-08-21-3


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Sublease 1BR apt @ College Manor. Walk
to UF in seconds. 1BR/1BA, pets allowed,
smokers allowed. Contact maryana@ufl.edu
(Normally $600/mo, but subleased at $500/
mo + utils) 440-263-3013 12-10-08-13-3

ONE MONTH FREE!.1BR/1BA in 3/3 Luxury
Townhouse. $550/ month. (Starts Jan 09).
All utilities (Premium Cable, HS internet,
Electric, etc) INCLUDED. Further, the room
is fully furnished! Call 954-483-4597. 1-6-
08-14-3

Live without roomates across the street from
campus! College Manor spring 2009 sub-
lease. 1 BR/1 BA apt. $565/mo + Utilities. Will
leave apt furnished. Pet-friendly complex.
352-328-9518 danilizaso@ufl.edu 12-10-
08-13-3

ONE BLOCK FROM CAMPUS/LIBRARY
WEST! Spring/Summer. 111 NW 16th St.
Looking Glass Apts. 1 Br/1 Ba. Big BR. Free
internet, Washer/dryer, dish washer. $545/
month. Call (850) 525-4532. 1-6-14-3

Cabana Beach Sublease! WILL GIVE $500
NOW or 1st Mo. Rent Free! Jan 09-Jul 09.
Private 1 BR/1 BA in 4/4. furnished w/walk in
closet. internet. tv/cable, pool, & gym. $530/
mo. 904-536-9690 or andrea87@ufl.edu
12-10-9-3

1BA/1BR deluxe in a 4/4 at the Estates for
Spring/Summer. $575 obo. Female. Close to
campus. Go to TheEstatesUF.com for ameni-
ties. Call Kellie at 352-283-0860 12-10-9-3
$500-1/1 available in 2/2 townhome 4 spring/
summer. Cable, internet, water & sewer in-
cld. Pets welcomed. W/D in unit. Furnished/
Unfurnished. Price negot. Dec 15th avail.
Call 352-792-5995 12-10-8-3

1 room in-beautiful 2BR/1BA Downtown
condo. Vaulted ceilings, sky lights, Italian
style floors. Close to library, UF, Shands, and
shopping. $450/mo mo to mo. Pets ok. walk
to popular spots dwntn festivals. 262 1351
1-6-08-9-3

$425-1 or 2 females needed for Univ. Terrace
condo on 34th; utilities included; un/furnished,
bus routes 12 and 35; call 352.514.3398 or
emailanu87@ufl.edu 1-12-08-8-3

$425-Male roommates needed for 4/4 Univ.
Terrace condo (SW 34th St.); utilities includ-
ed; on routes 12 and 35. Call 352.514.3398.
Negotiable. 12-10-7-3 .

First month FREE 1BA/1BR in 4/4 spring/
summer Gainesville Place apt. Discounted
rent $499(negotiable)lncludes all utilities.
Move in ready in December. Call to see Apt
and meet female roommates 727-422-7705
12-9-08-5-3

$789 Arbor Lofts Sublease Jan 09-July
09. 1br/1bath. 3 blocks from stadium, quiet
neighborhood, tons of parking.
contact kris tine at schiavonek@ufl.edu or
386-214-9910
12-10-08-6-3

$525 Utilities FREE! for master bedroom W/
private bathroom in 4b/2b house.SE 2nd PL
walk.down town in 3 min bike to campus in 7
min buses 1 block away (321) 591 7007 or
E_G270@msn.com 12-9-5-3

Arbor Lofts. Only 3 blocks from UF by the
football stadiumil lbed/lbath w/a large
living room and kitchen. Parking included.
Available now thru end of July. $749/month.
Please call, text, or email: (239)249-0216 or
eweyl@ufl.edu 12-10-08-7-3


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Arlington Square (2b/2ba) -$1025/mo-
UF Campus/Downtown Gainesville. Avail 12/
18/08. Utils not incl. Must be willing to take
over existing lease. Security deposit free.
Contact sean6cly@ufl.edu or 239-410-1603
2-9-08-30-3

1BR/1BA in a 2/2. $455/mo
Includes private study,
full kitchen & washer/dryer. 941-356-6672
12-10-08-6-3

1BR in Lexington Crossings. Have your own
bathroom with fully furnished room. Located
in 4/4 male apartment. December rent FREE.
$499/mo price is negotiable. Desperate to
sell. 321-947-0077. Spring sublease 12-
10-08-6-3

LEASE TAKEOVER Mount Vernon
Apartments, 1B/1B $630 a month, partially
furnished, less than 1.2 miles from the sta-
dium, good until 07/09, option to extend, call
or text 386-589-5987 or jedi1987@ufl.edu
12-10-08-5-3

EXTREMELY QUIET 1 BD/1 BA LIVEALONE
Jan 1- May 31 $595/MO and NO DEPOSIT
spacious bedroom with walk-in closet
Nice Kitchen w huge pantry
Call Chris at 407-587-6774 12-10-08-5-3

$330 1/1 in a 4/4 @ Gville Placel
female only; all utilities incl'd!
close to amenities (pool/gym/bus..)
sublease available now july 31,09
fully furnished; call 352-414-6550
12-10-5-3 -

1 BR/1 BA in 3/3 townhouse available for
spring/summer sublease. Great location
close to campus. Available furnished or un-
furnished. Oversized bedroom with double
closets, washer/dryer included. Rent is
$425, will sacrifice for $300 954-288-5889
12-10-08-5-3

Spring Sublease for one bedroom in a 3/3
furnished apt. at Gateway at Glades. $485
includes all utilities. Two female roommates.
Bus Routes 12 & 35. Available on Dec. 11th.
Call 727-236-0042. 12-10-5-3

Female to sublease 1 bedroom in 2 bedroom
apt. in The Estates on 20th Ave, spring/
summer 2009. $600/mo, furnished, poolside,
2nd floor, gated community. Call 321-431-
3390 or 321-431-6052 12-10-08-5-3

2 MONTHS FREE RENT! NO MOVE IN
FEES! 1/1 IN 2/2 @ HIDDEN LAKE $520
month w/ cable/internet. Washer/dryer, Dogs
ok, Pool, gym. Individual lease. Call Arthur
at 401-595-0588 www.hiddenlakeuf.com
12-10-5-3

1Br/1BA FURNISHED in a 4B/4B @
Gainesville Place apts. All INCLUSIVE
(utilities,cable,intemet) $425/month
FLEXIBLE LEASE TERMS
mxracer@cfl.rr.com OR 321-302-1175 1-
20-08-14-3

Furnished 1/1 in 4/4 at Gainesville Place for
spring semester. Original sublease $540/mo
but available at $400/mol! Includes utils.
Currently has 3 responsible male residents.
305-431-2193, gully12@ufl.edu 1-6-08-5-3

Need F to sublease 3/2 flat in Greenwich
Green for spring/summer. 383/mo.+utilities.
W/D in apt, wireless internet, BR furnished or
unfurnished, bus stop right outside complex.
Call Kat at 561-271-5708. 12-10-4-3

Bedroom available in 5BR/3BA house.
Located next to holiday inn at university and
13th. only 1 block walk to campus, $525/mo,
plus utilities. Cable and internet included.
available spring/summer. 954-303-2245 1-
6-08-5-3

Sublease in Royal Village 1 room in 4/2
female apt. Available now. First month free!
$499/mo incl all utilities. Roomies are quiet
and clean. Lease now-July. 239-405-1491.
12-10-3-3

1/1 in 3/3 Gateway at Glades apartment
complex. Bedroom has own bathroom &
walk-in closet. EVERYTHING included in
rent except electricity overage (split 3 ways).
Must be female!

Contact stefanieapost@gmail.com 1-6-
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Sublease available Spring and/or Summer
2009. Price is negotiable, incl utilities, cable
TV, internet. Females only. 1/1 in 4/4 apart-
ment at The Estates, close to UF. Contact
Carolina if interested 305-495-7270. 1-6-
08-3-3


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Room in 4br condo incl utils, internet,
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08-614

MUST SEE 1Bd/1Ba in nice 2/2.5 condo
1.5 mi from UF. W/D, internet, newer appis,
pool, open parking, condo fully furnished.
$550/mo + 1/2 utils. call Chris 5614459034
12-10-08-21-4
Walk/bike to class.Clean, quiet, engineering
student needs roommate for a 2/1 at Summit
House Condos on SW 16th Ave. $400/mo +
1/2 elec. & cable. $200 dep. Call Tim, 352-
843-0220 12-10-17-4

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Female roommate needed in condo
1 mile from UF, $455/MO includes
cable, internet, utilities, pool+ more
beautifully renovated, on bus route,
Available 1/1/09, 7262-2871 12-10-08-9-4

Roommate needed SPRING ONLY $535
SPRING+SUMMER $425.4BR/4BA Fully
furn. Utilincl +internet,cable,
private bath,W/D,pool. 2 Bus rts
short ride to UF 954-593-3063 1-6-08-9-4

1 room in beautiful 2BR/1BA Downtown
condo. Vaulted ceilings, sky lights, Italian
style floors. Close to library, UF, Shands, and
shopping. $450/mo mo to mo. Pets ok. walk
to popular spots dwntn festivals. 262 1351
1-6-08-9-4

HANDYMAN NEEDED Disc 4 wk Share 2/2
MH Furn rm avail now $200 N/R dep. $300/m
$75/wk inci util. 2 wk adv. laun/cook svc avail
N/A, N/S, N/D. Car a+ 30 day notice 2 vacate.
Nr bus/shops Sm caged pet ok 331-3666
12-10-6-4

FREE December Rent $475/MO M or F
roommate needed for Unfurnished room in
furn 3/2 condo @ Campus Edge, util cable &
wireless included. Complex has pool & gym.
laundry room in unit! Available now! 954-554-
6059 or aldraper@ufl.edu 12-10-08-6-4

Roommate needed 2BR/2.5Ba furn town-
home in Brighton Park on bus route to UF
every 15 mins. $400/mo + utils. Call Babby
352-665-0751 1-6-08-7-4

Walk to Shands, VA'& UF.campus. 2/2 first
floor comer, W/D, part furn. Avail Jan 09.
$800 + util. Flex terms. SW 13th St & SW
16th Ave. 561-373-0979 1-6-08-6-4

Female needed for a great 4/2 house. DW,
W/D, and pool. Also includes utils. Very nice
neighborhood location. $390 to $495. 6 or 12
mo lease. Please call Mr. Kristoff 332-5030
1-7-08-7-4

ENJOYA ROMANTIC OLD HOUSE
Near library downtown. $285-$375/rm + utils.
Short term. No pets. No smoking. 378-1304
1-6-08-5-4

Non-smoking, quiet roommate, m/f, needed
to share a 2 br/ 2bath townhouse asap. in the
Rockwood Villas on 62nd Blvd. $395/month.
MikeReed@cfl.rr.com 1-9-08-7-4

Roommate Needed. 2Br/2.5Ba fully fur-
nished (really nice) 2 story condo in' Hailey
Gardens. $500/mo + cable and util. W/D
included in unit. Located just north of inter-
section of SW 24th Ave and SW 43rd st. No
towing. 6 min walk from an early-in-the-route
bus stop where the 20 and 21 run constantly.
Call Andrew at (386)216-7597. Cheers 12-
10-08-3-4

Need 1 female to share big 4/2 on horse
-farm. Pets ok. $300/mo + util. Jan July Call
Meg 352-495-7714 1-7-08-4-4

2 br 1ba condo with 1 br for.rent. Central
air and heat. 2 pools in complex. Walking
distance to Shands and UF. Call Mike 352-
316-3930. Avail 12-20-08. Rent 395/mo
1-6-08-3-4

8 blocks n. of stadium. PhD student seeks
responsible NS M/F for own RM/BA in large
quiet home, no pets. $535 includes all utils.
727-433-0229 1-6-08-3-4

2 Rooms for Rent.
3BR/2BA 9637 SW 96th Terr 2005 Home.
1600 sq.ft. On 1 Acre In Meadows On The
Prairie. 15 Min. To UF/20 Min. To SFCC.
Facebook Mike Rollins For Pic.
$550/mo. Util. Incl. 727-224-5852 1-6-08-
3-4

Master BD w/ Private Bath
in 4BD/3BA house off NW 16th Ave. DW, W/
D, Cox cable w/ networked internet, new car-
pet & ceiling fans. No cats or dogs 328-4995
1-8-08-5-4
Sell your house, condo, acreage, mobile
home and much more in the ALLIGATOR
CLASSIFIEDS! Reach thousands of pos-
sible buyers! Mastercard and Visa accepted
over the phone, by fax, email or CHECK
OUT PLACING YOUR AD ONLINE AT,
www.alligator.org. or please call 373-Find


Brad Jernigan
White Male
(DOB 03/29/78); 5'03",
155 lbs, Black- Hair,
Brown Eyes
Wanted for:
4 Felony Violation of
Probation Warrants for
2 Counts of Felony
Larceny, Pawnrboker
Transaction Fraud,
Dealing in Stolen
Property and Illegal
Use of a Credit Card
ALACMUA tOUNtY


CRIME

STOPPERS

Call (352) 372-STOP


SEE ALLCONDOS
WWW.UFCONDOMINIUMS.COM
Matt Price Campus Realty, 352-281-3551
12-10-74-5

NEW CONDOS -WALK to UF
3 BIks to UF. For Info on ALL 1, 2, 3, 4
Bedrooms for Sale, Call Eric Leightman,
Campus Realty at 352-219-2879. 12-10-
74-5






Brand new luxury condos starting at $220k.
Granite tops, tall ceilings, private balcony,
steel & concrete construction, alarm system.
Call Eric Wild at 352-870-9453 4-22-72-5

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

CONDOS AT UF
www.CONDOSatUF.com
Matt & Tiffany Thomas, Bosshardt Realty
(352) 494-0194 or (352) 316-5556 2-17-
60-5.
3/2 split plan in NW Gainesville $196,000
Talbot district, Large Master Bed & Bath,
view of Pond & Woods, Bonus Room.
b.wunderlich@juno.com or 706.691.9784
1-8-08-7-5
Condos for sale near UF/Shands!!
Many affordable units available.
Call Carolyn/Maureen at:
(352)284-4428 or (386)365-8590
@ Matchmaker Realty. 1-7-08-5-5


a | Furnishings


BED QUEEN $110 ORTHOPEDIC
Extra thick, pillow-top, mattress & box. Name
brand, new, still in plastic. Call 352-372-7490
will deliver. 4-22-08-72-6

BED FULL SIZE $90 ORTHOPEDIC
Pillow-top mattress & box. New, unused, still
in plastic w/warranty. Can deliver. Call 352-
377-9846 4-22-08-72-6

MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT $400
Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must
sell. Can deliver. Retail $1600. 352-372-7490
4-22-08-72-6

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. 4-22-08-72-6
CHERRY SLEIGH BED solid with Pillowtop-
Mattress & Box. All.new still boxed. Cost
$1500, sacrifice $450 352-333-7516

Sofa $175 Brand new in pkg 333-7516
4-22-72-6

BEDROOM SET. 7pc Cherry, Queen/ king
bed, dresser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, chests
avail. Dovetail const. New, in boxes. Can de-
liver. Retail $6500, must sell, sacrifice $1100
(352) 372-7490 4-22-08-72-6
SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather.
Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail
$2650. Sacrifice $750. Call 352-377-9846
4-22-08-72-6

DINING ROOM Beautiful cherry set w/table,
6 Chippendale chairs, hutch & buffet. New,
still in boxes. Retail $5200, sacrifice $1100.
Must sell. Can deliver. 352-372-8588 4-
22-72-6

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 4-22-08-72-6
"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 352-333-7516.
4-22-72-6


For Sale


BED- QUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mat-
tress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand
new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver.
$120 352-377-9846. 4-22-72-6

Bed- All New King! 3pc Orthopedic pillowtop.
mattress set. Brand NEW, still in plastic with
warranty. Can deliver. $200 352-333-7516.
4-22-72-6

BEDROOM SET- $300 BRAND NEW
Still in boxes! 6 pieces ir)clude: Headboard,
2 Nightstands, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must
sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 4-22-08-
72-6

FUTON $60 Solid Oak Mission Style. With
plush mattress $140. All brand NEW still in
box. Can deliver. 352-333-7516 4-22-72-6

POOL TABLE Gorgeous 8" All wood table.
Leather pockets, Italian 1" slate, carved legs.
Brand new still in crate. MUST SELL Retail
$5500. Sell $950. Can deliver 352-377-9846
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 $150 still
in pkg. Can del 352-333-7516 4-22-72-6


SCOOTER SERVICE
New Scooters 4 Less has LOW service rates!
Will service any make/model. Close to UF!
Pick-ups avail $19.99 oil changes!! 336-1271
4-22-08-72-11


***www.BuyMyScooter.com***
Buy A New Scooter, Buy A Used Scooter
All on one site! heck the website or call
336-1271 for more info! 4-22-08-72-11

GATORMOTO is Gainesville's number 1
service facility. We repair ALL brands of
scooters. Pickups available. Lowest labor
rates around. Quickest turnaround time. Run
by Gator Grads so we know how to treat our
customers! 376-6275 12-10-08-74-1-'-

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

***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


Autos

*FAST CASH FOR ALMOST ANY CARS
*Running or not!*
*NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS
*Over 15 yr svc to UF students
*Call Don @ 215-7987 12-10-08-74-12

CARS CARS Buy0SellTrade
Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes
Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars
3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com
CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150
4-22-72-12

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!
***0000 YOU PAY ONLY $40!!! 0000
MUST HAVE TITLE! METRO GNV ONLY!
CALL DON 215-7987 12-10-08-74-12


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

ST PATRICK'S THRIFT SHOP
NOW OPEN 2010 NW 6th St. 373-2206
Help us help others w/your generous dona-
tions of clothing, household, books, etc.
1-6-08-3-10


M |il Motorcycles, Mopeds


000000 SCOOTERS 000000
RPM MOTORCYCLES INC
SALES, SERVICE, PARTS
Many Brands Available 518 SE 2nd St.
www.RPMmotorcycles.com 377-6974
4-22-08-72-11

*****New Scooters 4 Less*****
Motor Scooter Sales and Service!
Great Scooters, Service & Prices!
118 NW 14th Ave, Ste D, 336-1271
www.NS4L.com
4-22-08-72-11

***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


WIFE RAN AROUND I
All over town, looking for the best deals on
furniture and bedding. She found them at
Dumas Discount Furniture and Bedding
1201 East Univ. Av 352-371-4422
12-10-08-74-6


" || Computers j


,CASH PAID FOR LAPTOP'S
Buy Sell Trade Any Condition
336-0075 www.pcrecycle.biz Joel 4-22-
08-72-7





J- -
C 0 PUTERS
12-10-74-7

Computer Help Fast Gatoriand Computers
House/Dorm Fast response. No waiting/
unplugging/hassels. $30 Gator discount
w/ID. Certified MCSE Technicians. 338-8041.
www.GatorlandComputers.com 12-10-74-7

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



a l Bicycles

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


NEW& USED BIKES FOR SALE
WE REPAIR ALL BRANDS
Best Prices in Town *
SPIN CYCLE 373-3355
424 W UNIV AVE (DOWNTOWN)
12-10-74-9

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

UF SURPLUS EQUIPMENT AUCTIONS
are underway...
bikes, computers, printers, vehicles & more.
All individuals interested in bidding go to:
http://www.surplus.ufl.edu/online/ 392-0370
4-22-08-72-10


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12, ALLIGATOR 0 TUESDAY, DECEMBER 9,2008


Autos Help Wanted Help Wanted Help Wanted


Mil| Help Wanted


CARS FROM $29/MO!
Hondas 0 Chevys 0 Jeeps and morel
$0 Down, 36 Months @ 8.5% apr.
For listings call 800-366-9813 ext 9765
4-22-72-12


*FAST CASH PAID*
For any running cars or trucks. 1995 and
up. Clean or ugly. Segovia 352-284-8619
4-22-72-12


**,***ATTENTION*****
OO***SUN CITY AUTO SALESOOOOO
WHY PAY MORE? YOU COULD PAY LESS!
300+ vehicles @ wholesale prices 338-1999
4-22-08-72-12

2003 Honda Civic LX sedan 98k automatic,
AC, CD, silver with gray cloth, power every-
thirigrvery clean, $8,400 OBO 352.514.1800
pics: lunadog@cox.net 1-8-9-12

$$ CASH TODAY! $$
For your unwanted cars
JunklI Trucks, RVS & Wrecks!ll
TOP DOLLAR PAID!
386-234-0072 & 386-234-0075
12-10-08-5-12 -

01 Silver Honda Civic EX Coupe $7,995
71K miles, high gas mileage. AC, power
__ w..ws and locks, front and side airbags,
sunroof, tinted windows. Brand new tires.
Must sell ASAP. Call Lori (352) 219-4911
^--42-10-08-3-12


Wanted


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, diamonds,
guitars, etc. Top $$$. Get my offer before you
sell! Call Jim 376-8090 or 222-8090 4-22-
08-72-13

BEAN INSPIRATION!
Take a blind lady to Mass on Sundays and for
walks and shopping as needed. We'll have
lots of fun! And you will make a new friend!
Contact 219-6948. 12-10-08-74-13


The American Cancer Society
Road to Recovery Volunteers Needed!
VOLUNTEER DRIVERS NEEDED
to transport cancer patients to treatment.
Flexible schedule.
Training and liability insurance provided.
Please call
352-376-6866 ext. 5079 if interested.

$$$Need Cash?$$$
I'll buy gold, jewelry, guns, cars/motorcycles
or anything of value. Will pay cash on thi
spot. Call (561) 252-3135 or (386) 972-669!
12-10-08-6-13. '


the independent florida

alligator

FULL-TIME ACCOUNTING CLERK

Full-time position in accounts receiveable.
Must be able to work from 8am-5pm, M-F.
This position combines billing with sales
related reports, cash receipts posting, mark-
ing up the paper, etc. Communication skills
with customers and students important.
QuickBooks and Excel spreadsheets experi-
ence preferred. .

Please send resume, along with a cover
letter, to: Business Office, The Independent
Florida Alligator, PO Box 14257, Gainesville,
FL 32604-2257. Email:
rmalloy@alligator.org AND
tcarey@alligator.org or
Fax 352-376-4556.
No phone calls please.
EOE
the independent florida

alligator

LAYOUT & DESIGN POSITION

The Alligator Production Department is ac-
cepting student applications for the
Nitecrew Production staff. Will train, but
experience with Adobe inDesign,
Photoshop, Illustrator, and Acrobat is pre-
ferred. Friendly work environment,
flexible schedule, with hours between 6PM
and 1AM Stin-Thurs. Fill out an application
at the front desk of The Alligator, 1105 W
University Ave, Mon-Fri 9AM 5PM,
Include available work schedule and refer-
ences. 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. 4-22-72-14
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

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


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 NW 6th St.
352-378-9204
1-6-08-74-14


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Warriors for Christ
Help Feed the Homeless
Work Program
In the Downtown Plaza Sundays at 4pm
Contributions would be greatly appreciated
to help with our community project
Monetary Gifts WelcomedO
Canned Goods Blankets 0 Etc
Mail to: 3207 NW 53rd Ave, Gville 32605
WILL PICK UP TOOl
For information call Pastor John 246-6623
12-10-4-13

This newspaper assumes no responsibil-
ity for injury or loss arising from contacts
made through advertising. We suggest that
any reader who responds to advertising use
caution and investigate the sincerity of the
advertiser before giving, out personal infor-
mation or arranging meetings


PARK PLACE CAR WASH
Now Hiring FT & PT positions available.
Great environment, flexible hours. Apply in
person 7404 NW4th Blvd-Across from Home
Depot 1-6-08-74-14

Phone survey interviewers wanted.
Start work today! No sales,
opinion research only! Flexible
Scheds! Perceptive Market
Research 336-6760 ex 4081 Call Now!
1-6-74-14

.$STUDENTS GET CASH ON THE SPOT$
For gently used clothing/accessories & fur-
niture. No appt.necessaryj Sandy's Savvy
Chic Resale Boutique 2906 NW 13th St.,
372-1226 4-22-08-72-14

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 1-6-08-74-14

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.4apcnatraining.com
Get started right away! 4-22-72-14

www.gatorsneedjobs.com
Paid survey takers needed in Gainesville.
100% FREE to join. Click on surveys.
1-6-75-14


DOMINO'S PIZZA
Now hiring future managers. 8 locations
serving Gainesville 352-283-0077 12-10-
08-74-14

DOMINO'S
Now hiring Delivery Drivers $12-$16/hr. You
need a great attitude & dependable car. Hiring
lunch, dinner & late night shifts. Our closing
drivers earn $100 per night. Apply @ any of
our 8 location or @ gatordominos.com/jobs.
12-10-08-74-14

Tired of Working Retail?
Local real estate co. hiring part-time Sales &
Leasing Associates. Need previous sales
or retailexp & outgoing personality. No real
estate exp req (training provided). Bonuses
& benefits. Send resume, cover letter & avail
schedule to hr@trimarkproperties.com
4-22-72-14

CLEANING JOBS
All around cleaning & laundy FT/PT. Sun -
Fri, 12pm-7pm $7/hr. Call 256-3323 for more
info.and interview. 12-10-08-38-14


Software Developer, P/T or F/T
For small medical software company in
Gainesville. Full or part time with flexible
scheduling. Experience with VB6 and/or SQL
are a plus. www.oandp.com/careers 1-6-
08-21-14


GET A FREE CLASSIFIED AD!
AND
HELP FEED THE NEEDY
FOR THE HOLIDAYS
Bring in 5 non-perishable food items and
get a coupon for a
One Day Basic Classified Ad
Both Print AND Web Versions
Coupons are valid through July 31, 2009.
Donations must be brought to
The Indepent Florida Alligator office at
1105 West University Ave between
8am and 5pm, Monday through Friday.
Food drive runs through Dec. 10, 2008
You CAN make a difference:)
Coupon value is $9.00
Proceeds go to ,
Gainesville Harvest


SANDY'S 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. 12-10-08-14-14


Orange and Blue Textbooks is taking applica-
tions for Spring Semester book rush. Looking
for upbeat, experienced cashiers, floor and
shipping people. Apply in person at the store.
309 NW 13th Street. Availability during the
semester break a plus. 1-7-15-14


Spring09 SALES INTERNS
Breakthrough leadership co. needs asser-
tive interns to help generate leads in top
US companies, http://perthleadership.org/
internsales.htm 12-10-08-13-14


RGIS INVENTORY SPECIALISTS
*Part-time hourly work
*Flexible schedules
*$8 an hour to start
Apply online at RGIS.COM 12-10-08-12-14


WEB DEVELOPERS wanted at UF's Center
for Instructional Technology and Training.
Familiarity with Dreamweaver, CSS,
XHTML and Photoshop required.
Portfolio links must be included with
application. Full or part time positions.
Pay starts at $10.00 per hour.
jksmith@ufl.edu, online application at
http://www.citt.ufl.edu/employment.php.
12-10-08-12-14

Holiday Help
Great Pay
Work in Gville or Htown
over winter break. PT/FT
Resume Builder, No exp neces,
Conditions apply
www.workforstudents.com
352-872-6655
12-10-10-14

Sun Country Sports is hiring! All programs,
all levels. Office, Gymnastics, Rockwall,
Cheerleading, Tumbling, Dance, Afterschool,
leaning/Maintenance, Drivers & more.
Applications available online at
www.suncountrysports.com. Fill one out
today and bring to either location.
12-10-08-9-14


*MOVIE EXTRAS NEEDED!*
All looks and ages wanted for films. No
experience needed. Earn from $150 to
$250/day. Call now! 1-888-268-5460 ext 319
1-7-08-9-14


T/TH 8 to 6 NANNY
must start Tue 01-06 thru April;
infant exp req.
Noah's Ark Nanny e-mail resume,
pix, sched. gnv@nanoneone.com
8-14


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Bilingual NANNY: Eng/Russ or
Eng/Ger; 20-30 hrs/ M-F 9-3pm;
$10/hr; inf exp req; e-mail res, pix, sched;
Noah's Ark Nanny gnv@nanoneone.com
1-6-08-8-14



OFFICE ASSISTANT

Approx 25 hr/wk, afternoons and some Sat
mornings. Tasks include taking rent pay-
ments, answering phone, filing, writing let-
ters. Min 1-yr commitment expected. Starting
pay $7.50/hr. Good PTjob for student. Please
send resume and cover Itr to Gore-Rabell
Real Estate, 909 NW 6th St, Gvl 32601.
Email rabell@atlantic.net or fax to 378-2411.
No phone calls please. 1-6-08-7-14



PIANO TEACHER WANTED
Instruction required in NW home. 3 miles
from campus for middle school child. Please
email resume to paulsrothstein@yahoo.com
12-10-08-5-14


Outgoing energetic with adv/PR major or exp
in field for paid internship w/ local company.
Start immediately. Flex hrs. 6-10 hrs/wk.
You'll be working for UF grad. Email resume
to soofinc@yahoo.com 1-6-08-6-14



*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.* 1-30-08-21-14


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Event Notices


Work While the Kids Are at School
9-12 M-F
Great Office Enviroment
Mailroom Duties, 15-20 hrs per week
Call for Interview: .352-327-3595 1-6-08-
5-14

SERVER
Experienced & friendly. Hiring for January.
Train now & be off for the holidays. Apply in
person b/t 3-5. Napolatanos 606 NW 75th St.
1-12-08-9-14

KITCHEN HELP
Experienced & reliable for nights & week-
ends. Apply in person b/t 3-5. Napolatanos
606 NW 75th St. 1-12-08-9-14

COURIER
PT position. Mon.-Fri., 12 to 5. Must have
valid FL driver's license. Friendly, energetic,
reliable person needed. Apply in person:
Contemporary Mgmt. Concepts 13400
Progress Blvd. Alachua 12-10-08-4-14

PT transcriptionist (75+ wpm) needed for
psychology practice in Gville area. Flexible
hrs, ideal for student. References required.
Fax resume (352)373-1237 or email at
combehserv@gmail.com 1-6-08-4-14

housekeeper / NANNY needed
$11/hr M-F 12 to 4; need refs, DL,
Spanish/Eng speaking, must be legal;
e-mail resume,photo, to Noah's Ark
gnv@nanoneone.com 1-6-08-4-14


Av


Need after school care for 2 children start-
ing 01/05/09. Weekdays 1:20-4:45 except
Wed. 12:20-4:45. Need pick up from Wiles
Elementary school. Good driving record and
references required. mymi.b@hotmail.com
1-6-08-3-14


SPetsitter Wanted
Professional or graduate student needed
to watch two older dogs full-time. Live rent
free in lovely three bedroom home, cable,
internet, utilities and housekeeper once per
week included plus an allowance in return
for providing loving care to two beautiful,
older dogs. Must be non-smoker, clean, and
professional. Please call Ann at
352-870-6275.
1-12-08-7-14



M l IServices


IMPORT AUTO REPAIR.BMW, Mercedes,
Porsche, Volvo, VW, Honda, Toyota, Nissan,
Mazda. Quality craftsmanship, reasonable
prices, near UF, AAA approved 378-7830
www.carrsmith.com 4-22-72-15

EVERGLADE EQUESTRIAN CENTER
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Tebow's Heisman hopes justified on field, not paper


Andrew Stanlill Alligaltor StafH
UF junior quarterback Tim Tebow roars to the crowd in the closing minutes of the Gators' 31-20 Southeast-
ern Conference Championship Game win against Alabama in the Georgia Dome in Atlanta on Saturday.


By BRIAN STEELE
Alligator Staff Writer
bsteele@alligator.org

If the player with the best sta-
tistics wins the Heisman Trophy, it
won't be Tim Tebow.
* However, if the player wlo
has made the biggest impact on
his team wins the award, then
you may see Tebow become only
the second player ever to win
the Heisman
in back-to-
back years.
His impact has
been the big-
gest among the
other Heisman
candidates, at
least according
Haden to his team-
mates and coaches.
"He's not just the leader on the
offense," cornerback Joe Haden
said. "He's the leader on the de-
fense, too. And the leader (for the)
kickoff team. You see us in the
huddle, you're going to see Tebow
coming in. It's not even in the stat
sheet, it's just him being around,
his love for the game."
Tebow has 40 touchdowns on
the year, well below last season's


mark of 55, a season in which
he didn't have the Southeastern
Conference Championship Game
to boost his numbers. His 40
scores are significantly behind
the 53 touchdowns Oklahoma
quarterback Sam Bradford has
compiled, and just short of Texas
signal-caller Colt McCoy's 42.
However, when Tebow went
in front of cameras on Sept. 27
after the 31-30 loss to Mississippi
and proclaimed nobody would
work harder for the rest of the
season, he sent a message. Not
only will he outwork everyone
else, but he'll also make sure his
teammates do.
That's a big reason why the
Gators will play the Sooners for
the national championship.
"I've never had (a player)
like this," coach Urban Meyer
said, "and I've been around this
game a long time. But Tim has
got there's a special something
inside of him, and I'm not talking
about throwing. I'm not .talking
about running. I'm talking about
the ability to make the level of
play of everyone else around him
better."
As a former Heisman winner,
SEE HEISMAN, PAGE 16


DE Kasa looms large


By EUGENIO TORRENS
Alligator Writer

Sasquatch is coming to UF.
Not the beef-jerky-commercial
Sasquatch, but rather the 6-foot-7
defensive end prospect Nick Kasa,
aptly nicknamed Sasquatch because
of his looming frame.
The five-star UF verbal com-
mit, hailing from Legacy High .in
Broomfield, Colo., has long been
easily identifiable because of his
height.
"It's been from preschool on
up," Maureen Kasa, his mother,
said. "In kindergarten he was a
, head taller than any other kid in the
dassroom."
His height made him so dis-
tinguishable that in preschool he
dressed up for Halloween in a mask,
and everyone still greeted him.
"'It doesn't matter if you cover
up his face, because everybody in


the school knows him,'" Maureen
recalled his teacher telling her.
As the years passed, Nick's size
climbed.
"When he'd bump into a kid,
a kid would go flying," Legacy
High coach Wayne Voorhees said.
"Another kid could run full speed
into him and fall
Eventually, even
scouts couldn't ig-
FOot all nore Nick's towering
presence.
Offers rained in
from UF, Colorado, Notre Dame and
Nebraska, among others.
"We're a pretty low-key kind
of people, so for him to get all this
attention has been nice for him and
nice for us," Maureen said. "A little
overwhelming."
Through the strenuous recruiting
SEE KASA, PAGE 16


UF VOLLEYBALL

Gators to face Cardinal in Colo.


By KYLE MAISTRI
Alligator Writer
kmaistri@alligator.org

Fresh off two victories to start the NCAA
Tournament, UF coach Mary Wise gave her
first evaluation of her team's reward No. 2
Stanford.
The Cardinal is led by two outstanding senior
performers, outside hitter Cynthia Barboza and
middle blocker Foluke Akinradewo, both of
whom were first team All-Americans last season.
Akinradewo, the returning National Player of
the Year, was recently named Pacific 10 Player of
the Year for the second consecutive season.
"The best matchup with Stanford ... um ... I
think warm-ups will be pretty good," Wise joked.
"They're the most physical team we've played all
year."
Stanford also receives huge contributions
from sophomore outside hitter Alix Klineman,
who leads the team with 3.6 kills per set.
"Is this a huge challenge for our group? Sure,"
Wise said. "But we look at it as at least we get
them on a neutral court. This could be a whole lot
harder if this regional was held at Stanford."
FORT COLLINS, HOME AWAY FROM HOME: UF
will be making its second road trip of the season


to Fort Collins, Colo., after knocking off home-
town team Colorado State in Gainesville.
The neutral site will be just that with the Rams
out of the tournament, giving the two rounds a
different feel than the "neutral" Gainesville site.
"We're kind of hoping that maybe the
Colorado State fans in attendance won't hold
Saturday's match against us," Wise said. "Maybe
they can cheer for the team that beat their own.
.. Maybe."
"They're the most physical team
we've played all year."
Mary Wise
UF volleyball coach

Even with the crowd behind them, knocking
out one of the country's most decorated volley-
ball programs will be a tough task for UF
Playing against Stanford in Fort Collins could
yield the same result for UF, a 3-0 sweep, as the
last time it was in town.
"What's different is who we're playing," Wise
said.
"This is a very talented Stanford team who
has year in and year out gone through this tour-
nament and reached the finals."


mUEFA Champions League: CFR
Cluj vs. Chelsea
ESPN2, 2:30 p.m.
*NCAA Basketball: No. 6 Texas
vs. No. 15 Villanova
ESPN, 9:30 p.m.


NBA
Bobcats 96
Heat 100
NHL
Lightning 3
Bruins 5


M 1972: The Gators lose 28-24 to No. 16
North Carolina in Jacksonville in their last
game of the season. It is the only game
UF has played on Dec. 9 in its history. The
Gators finished 5-5-1 that year.


SStaff Writers Brian Steele and Phil
Kegler will be traveling to New York to
bring the latest news on quarterback Tim
Tebow's chances at a second Heisman
Trophy. Check alligatorSports.org from
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Quarterback's fourth quarter in SEC title game helps Heisman hopes


HEISMAN, from page 14

Tebow can vote for himself. He admitted early
last wkek it would be "cocky" if he did that,
but that's something his teammates are hop-
ing he does.
Tebow said he has narrowed his choices
between Bradford, McCoy and himself.
When asked if he had ruled out voting for
himself, Tebow smiled and said "no."
"(A Heisman winner) has to set a standard
-for their team," Tebow said:
"They have to probably. be a great leader
and probably do something that's really rec-


ognizable as far as something that they did
that year as far as either leadership, athletic
ability, winning games, dutch. Something to
set themselves apart."
And if the voters are looking for a signature
Heisman moment, it may have happened in
the fourth quarter Saturday when Tebow
drove his team down the field twice for touch-
downs. The Gators started the final 15-minute
period down 20-17.
"Our team without Tebow we really
don't have t6o much going for us," Haden
said. "I'm not going to be a voter, but he's
definitely my top."
Even without the gaudy statistics, Tebow


has improved his game management and has
learned to make better decisions.
"Everybody I've seen this year, I think
Tim's the best player in college
football," offensive coordinator
Dan Mullen said.
"He's much better this year
Foot all than last year."
Voting for the Heisman isn't
the only important decision
Tebow will have to make soon. As much as
Tebow said he loves Gainesville, he admitted
money' he could receive from being a first-
round draft'pick would help him with his
dreams of running charities.


"I don't want to leave here, but if I get
blessed and have an opportunity to do a lot
of things financially with that, I could do so
many great things as far as organizations and
community work, stuff I've always dreamed
of doing with that money," Tebow said.
Meyer said he would talk with Tebow after
the season about whether it would be better
for him to return for his senior season or go
to the NFL.
Tebow said, as of now, he was leaning to-
* ward returning to UF
"Win or lose, I still want to play another
year here," Tebow said. "But it also would be
great and really fun to go to the next level."


Defensive end chooses Gators over Buffaloes because of program's prestige


KASA, from page 14


process, Nick has maintained his jo-
Svial, light-hearted personality.
"He's punting before practice,
and I'm just cringing because I see
him, tweaking his hamstring or
something stupid," Voorhees said.
"And I'm sure that's part of the rea-
sorthe did it." .
I Nick, an avid Xbox player, said
he's always playing NCAA Football
and Madden.
"I actually made myself into
a quarterback," said Nick, who
played running back in eighth
grade. "I loved (playing running
back), but I know now that it's out of
the question."
That's something that almost
became a reality.
"He's thought since day one that


he should be a tailback, kick return-.
er," Voorhees said. "He's thought
since day one at 6 (foot) 7 that he's
a tailback. He did catch one pass in
high school."
The humble dreamer who used
to play soccer where he got his
4.7-second- to mid-4.6-second 40-
yard dash speed had nobody
laughing when he tried out for
Legacy.
"He went against freshmen for
about the first minute," Voorhees
said. "Then we moved him over
with the (junior varsity) kids, and he
dominated them.
"And then he was over with the
varsity kids, and he was dominat-
ing. Then we put him against our
best kid, and he ends up stalemating
him."
That was when Voorhees knew
he had something special.


"Nick the person and Nick the
football player are completely op-
posite," Voorhees said.
The guy who used to be self-con-
scious about his size became a fierce
competitor on the field.
"I'm more se-
rious on the field.
When I'm off the
field, I'm really
goofy," Nick said.
"During a game I
stay pretty calm
until I get pissed
Kasa off.
"If I'm pissed,
I'm pissed nothing's going to stop
me."
In his junior year, attention start-
ed being shoveled his way.
Nick stayed. modest through it
all, as trying as it was.
"It's pretty stressful when I'm


missing calls from Urban Meyer and
(Notre Dame coach) Charlie Weis,"
Nick said. "It gets overwhelming at
times for anybody."
As nerve-racking as deciding
where to play college football can
be, Nick may not have had any say
in the matter at all.
His parents lived in Florida be-
fore Nick was born, and he's been
visiting the state his whole life.
"The thing that made us feel good
is that we do know the Florida area,"
Maureen said. "He's got friends and
family that are dose by."
"Up until the end, it was going to
be Florida or CU (Colorado)," Nick
said. "It came down to Florida a
way better programn"
Nick isn't afraid about the move
east from Colorado. And neither is
his mother.
"He's one of those kids that other


kids gravitate toward," Maureen
said. "Some of that I think has to
do with his height, people are over-
whelmed. 'Wow, look how big he
is.' But then I think what happens
is then people go, 'Wow, he's a nice
guy. '"
Nick agreed with his mother's
analysis.
"I'm pretty good at just kind of
meshing," Nick said.
College life maybe demanding at
first, especially working to impress
at a school that is one game away
from its third national champion-
ship and second in three years.
Nick, who was recruited based
on his freakish speed for his size,
knows he'll have to be quick to
compete in the lightning-bolt-fast
Southeastern Conference.
"I need to stay fast," Nick said.
"That's what Florida is all about."


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