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Conflicting protests converge downtown

About 140 people turn out to support Israel, peace in Gaza conflict

BY CHELSEA KEENAN
Alligator Contributing Writer
The chant "am Israel chi"
filled the air as about 100 peo-
ple marched down University
Avenue on Monday.
Their chant, which means,
"The nation of Israel lives," rang
out as the rally continued down
University Avenue, starting at acn
Ben Hill Griffin Stadium and end- i a
ing at the Bo Diddley Community
Plaza.
Participants waved signs while
they walked, which read "We
Stand with Israel" and "Israel
wants Peace," only to encounter
another protest demanding peace \
on both sides.
Sandy Baum, a UF English se-
nior, helped organize the march
alongside the Lubavitch-Chabad
Jewish Student and Community
Center.
"I thought, we need to do
something now," she said. "We
wanted Gainesville to stand up
for Israel."
Baum said they marched in
support for Israel and to stand up
for those who were affected by
the attacks by Hamas.
UF biological engineering se-
nior Lee Ravid said the attacks
hit close to home.
Ravid was born in Israel but Andrew Stanfill /Alligator Staff
has attended UF for the past Protesters supporting peace in Gaza and others supporting Israel in the regional conflict come together after separate protests to discuss
SEE PROTEST, PAGE 8 their differences as rain pours at the band shell at Bo Diddley Community Plaza Monday afternoon.


Mayor Hanrahan to make State of the City address


* DOWNTOWN SPEECH WILL
SUMMARIZE GROWTH, DISCUSS
PLANS FOR SUCESSFUL FUTURE.

BY MORGAN COLLINS
Alligator Contributing Writer

Mayor Pegeen Hanrahan will make her
annual State of the City address Wednesday
at 8 a.m. in front of the Hippodrome State
Theatre.


The speech will give a summary of the ing budget shortfalls for the city, he said.
city's growth over the past year and discuss City Manager Russ
plans for a successful future, according to a Blackburn is working on
City of Gainesville news release. a budget plan and asking
One of the major issues Mayor Hanrahan different city departments
will touch on is the receding economy's to find programs and ser-
effect on Gainesville, said Bob Woods, vices that can be cut in or-
Gainesville's communications and market- der to relieve budget ten-
ing director. sion.
With the Florida Legislature making Hanrahan This upcoming fiscal
drastic budget cuts, the mayor is anticipat- year is the third year in a row that the city


manager has had to schedule cuts.
A meeting is scheduled next month for
Blackburn to present a budget plan to the
mayor and the rest of the Gainesville City
Commission.
Despite budget problems and the slack-
ing economy, the city has many accomplish-
ments, which Hanrahan will highlight dur-
ing her speech, Woods said.
"There is still much to be excited about in
Gainesville," he said.


m UF wideout
David Nelson (left)
has earned the
trust of his coach,
and the junior
more than doubled
his career recep-
tions this season.
See Story,
Page 14.


Fla. denies rate increase for hurricanes
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) The state insurance com-
missioner Monday again denied State Farm Florida's pro-
posed average 47.1 percent rate increase for homeowner
coverage against hurricanes and other property losses.
Commissioner Kevin McCarty previously denied the
increase but State Farm, Florida's second-largest property
insurer, appealed. An administrative law judge also de-
nied the increase last month, sending the matter back to
McCarty.
State Farm Insurance Co. now has 30 days to take the
case to the 1st District Court of Appeal.


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WHAT'S HAPPENING?
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Join the Black Graduate Student
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an Inclusive Campus."

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Tuesday, Jan. 13, 7:30 p.m.
The group will meet at the Reitz
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upcoming tournaments, club
activities and practice rounds.
Beginner, intermediate and ad-
vanced players are welcome.

"No More Hamas" Student Rally
Thursday, Jan. 15, 11 a.m. to
3p.m. Apeaceful demonstration
against Hamas on Turlington
Plaza.

Peace Corps & the Environment
Thursday, Jan. 15, 6:30 p.m.
The Hub, International Center
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Inmate clean-up project saves county tax dollars


* MORE THAN $90,000 HAS BEEN
SAVED SINCE OCTOBER 2007.

Jail inmates inAlachua County saved local
taxpayers more than $4,000 in December.
Instead of hiring companies to provide
handiwork services around the county, the


inmates worked 340 hours and saved the
county $4,450.60.
From January through November, the
inmate squads performed 6,038 hours of
labor saving a total amount of $79,037.42
in tax dollars for those months, according
to a news release from the Alachua County


Sheriff's Office.
Since the inmate projects began in October
of 2007, the county has
Around saved a total $92,356.50.
Gainesville In December the in-
mates cut trees and brush
and removed debris at the Gainesville


Regional Airport.
They also painted and cleaned the in-
mate holding area in the Criminal Justice
Courthouse, cleaned the firing ranges and
removed debris from the Santa Fe College
Institute for Public Safety.
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LOCAL

UF trounces Florida colleges in specialty plate sales


By MATTHEW BEATON
Alligator Contributing Writer

UF has another title to add to its
heap.
Florida drivers bought 113,562
specialty license plates in 2008, top-
ping sales for any other plate type.
UF trounced the other Florida
colleges and universities in specialty
plate sales. Florida State University
finished second in school sales and
fifth overall with 75,707. FSU was
followed by Miami with 29,355 and
Florida A&M with 20,961.


According to the Florida
Department of Highway Safety and
Motor Vehicles, this was the third
straight year UF led in statewide
specialty license plate sales. In 2007,
the university sold 105,361, and in
2006, it sold 90,436.
"I think that the success of the
athletic programs, (has increased
plate sales) as well as the state-
wide interest in the university,"
said Courtney Heidelberg, deputy
director of communications at the
Florida Department of Highway
Safety and Motor Vehicles.


Specialty plates are available for
an extra $27 at Florida tax collec-
tors' offices.
"I think our alumni are very
loyal to their institution.
This is one more way they
can show their loyalty."
Nina Kaharl
Florida Fund spokeswoman

"Twenty-five dollars of that
is the specialty plate fee which
goes to the University of Florida,"


Heidelberg said, "and the other two
dollars is a processing fee that goes
back to the state."
The state of Florida collects li-
cense plate fees, and the money is
later distributed to the charity or
university for which the plate was
bought.
A UF foundation called The
Florida Fund decides how the li-
cense plate money is spent.
"It does not go to any particu-
lar department," said Nina Kaharl,
spokeswoman for the fund.
The university's promotional ef-


forts may also contribute to its con-
sistent leading sales.
Kaharl said UF sends birthday
postcards to alumni reminding
them that it's time to renew their
plate and suggesting that they con-
sider a UF plate.
"I think our alumni are very
loyal to their institution. This is one
more way they can show their loy-
alty," Kaharl said.
Following the UF tag, the
"Protect the Wild Dolphins" spe-
cialty plate was second in 2008
sales. It sold 80,797.


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Meeting dispels myths


about adoption process


By FAITH REAVES
Alligator Contributing Writer
When Bobby and Sarah
Finn discussed the all-impor-
tant topic of having children,
they decided they wanted to
adopt.
To learn more about foster
care and adopting, the couple
attended the Children's Home
Society's adoption orientation
on Monday night in down-
town Gainesville.
There are a lot of children
that don't have a good home
and deserve one, Bobby Finn
said.
Although Children's Home
Society handles international
adoption, private adoption
and foster care, the mid-Flor-
ida division, which includes
Alachua County, only pro-
vides foster care adoption ser-
vices.


Six people attended the
meeting led by dependency
specialist Amy Mills.
Mills said the orientation is
the first step in becoming an
adoptive parent. After orien-
tation, families must complete
a pre-service training class
and participate
Local in a home study
News before being
approved and
matched with a child.
Last year, 187 children were
adopted in the mid-Florida di-
vision.
Jennifer Anchors, an ex-
ecutive director of the mid-
Florida division, said that
while 150 to 200 children are
adopted per year on average,
more children are entering the
system.
Anchors said the rise is a
result of multiple factors, in-
cluding the economy.


When people are struggling
financially and do not proper-
ly know how to cope, children
are more often abused and ne-
glected, she said.
Mills said she expects the
numbers to continue to in-
crease.
Although people may face
more financial obstacles, more
families are looking to adopt,
said Anchors.
She said the growth is due
to enhanced public knowl-
edge on adoption and expects
the boost to continue. For ex-
ample, the belief is being dis-
pelled that all forms of adop-
tion are expensive.
Although private and in-
ternational adoption are cost-
ly, Mills said that foster care
adoption doesn't cost any-
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Editorial


Greedy Gators

BCS gear shouldn't cost

us limbs we can't spare
When you're a Gator, you can almost always bet on
Christmas coming twice a year.
Reaching the pinnacle of the college football
world means championship rings for the team, a spectacu-
lar new trophy for UF not to mention a smorgsabord of
memorabilia to the delight of loyal fans.
The stores in town?
Let's just say their eyeballs have been replaced with dollar
signs for the next couple weeks as hordes of faithful Gators
look to upgrade their wardrobes and collect anything and
everything from a flag for the car to the ever-popular shot
glass.
We think it's safe to assume if the Gators had ended the
season on a more Aubum-esque note, fans wouldn't exactly
be diving under couch pillows for an extra 25 cents to snag a
set of championship golf balls.
The Editorial Board supports the local merchants in their
efforts to grab a slice of the BCS pie. Heck, don't be surprised
when you see us walking around campus decked out from
head to toe in the freshest of championship gear.
All we ask is that the stores in and around Gainesville re-
frain from exploiting the not-so-deep pockets of The Gator
Nation. Sure, we know that you have to "get yours" too, but
we caution you to expect a follow-up editorial if word on the
street is T-shirt prices have hit 30 bucks a pop.
There's nothing wrong with padding the bank account a
little bit and clearing some inventory -just don't get greedy
and end up taking our wallets for a whirl.


Bye-bye
The Editorial Board
knows we aren't per-
fect look around
hard enough and you're
bound to come across some
minute error somewhere
within our pages. But, un-
like the outgoing president,
when we admit our faults
we would like to think we
own up to them. Eight long
years and you're halfway
there, George.
If only you could've had
your suits outfitted with a
dry-erase board to constant-
ly update the nation with a
running list of corrections.
We'll be sure to bring up
the idea again the next time
a Republican takes office
(don't hold your breath).
At the very least our pro-
posal could launch a whole
line of Dubya Halloween
costumes a la Flavor Flav's
oversized hanging clock.
Dare we say post-presi-
dency pet project?


Georgie
The Editorial Board must
admit a small smile crept
upon our faces when, at
your final news conference
of your, cough, illustrious
presidential career, you of-
fered the media a bit of truth
about some of your deci-
sions.
We really do want to of-
fer you a heartfelt thanks for
at least alluding to the fact
that you are leaving office in
the midst of a major reces-
sion. Nice touch admitting
the lack of weapons of mass
destruction in Iraq was a
"disappointment" and con-
ceding that giving a speech
under a banner proclaiming
"Mission Accomplished"
was a bit of a misstep.
Did we forget anything?
George, don't fault us for
shedding a tear or two come
next Tuesday but at least
we'll own up to the fact that
we're crying for the other
guy.


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Column

Jack Sparrow missi
While Somali gunboats and high-seas kidnap-
pings have once again moved the most visible
pirates back out into the open ocean, the piracy
of copyrighted information remains one of the main grass-
roots responses to the flows of data products deemed le-
gitimate by the controlling global corporate structure.
Unlike that burned Lil Wayne CD you play much too
loudly in mom's old sedan, actual pirates are once again
disrupting the global supply chain for the first time in a
couple hundred years.
Old-school pirates once again dominate the headlines,
and thus far 2009 has undoubtedly been the "Year of the
Pirate." This week alone, a $3 million ransom parachuted
down to complete the release of the Saudi supertanker
Sirius Star and a dead pirate washed ashore with $153,000
in soaked U.S. currency have vividly completed the saga
of the most daring and ambitious act of piracy in mod-
ern history. These North African pirates represent a clean
break from the romanticized buccaneers who parlayed
three movies into almost $3 billion in worldwide box-of-
fice receipts. The world embraced those scalawags with
both arms, yet few in the media have approached actual
working pirates with the same enthusiasm.
Real pirates, like their egalitarian cinematic counter-
parts, still embrace themes of equality and freedom any
ransom paid to them is always split up evenly amongst
the whole crew. That sopping wet $153,000 in the pocket of
our unfortunate drowned pirate is currently being dried
out by his family in central Somalia, where it will be put
directly into the local economy one way or another. A re-
port from BBC News states that this lone dead man was
the only one of the pirates to have held on to his loot in the
aftermath of the Sirius Star release.


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ng in Somali seas
Since January 1991, Somalia has
Tommy Maple been without a functioning govern-
letters@alligator.org ment. Eighteen years of crushing
poverty and utter mayhem seems
to have created the ultimate cru-
cible for the formation of a full-fledged cottage industry in
the acquisition of seafaring salvation. Global corporations
send 20,000 vessels a year past the Somali coastline, and
the starving desperadoes raised in hell on earth should do
what, exactly wave serenely from the shoreline?
An editorial in the London Independent last week
drew international fire for daring to suggest that these pi-
rates were anything other than crazed subhuman maraud-
ers. Johann Hari states that these Somalis certainly count a
number of outright criminals amongst their ranks, but that
the men we call pirates are actually functioning as the de
facto Somali Coast Guard.
European fishermen seeking to evade strict EU regu-
lations illegally take an estimated $300 million worth of
fish from Somali waters each year. Quite a bit more sin-
ister is Hari's accusation that European countries, using
the well-known discounted disposal services of the Italian
mafia, have been dumping huge amounts of nuclear and
medical waste into unregulated Somali seas since the 1991
collapse.
Perhaps the truth of the matter behind these pirates is
more difficult to ascertain than simply splitting the dis-
tance between Black Hawk Down and the Pirates of the
Caribbean series. If so, I suspect most of us will simply go
back to downloading that bootlegged copy of The Dark
Knight.
Tommy Maple is a journalism graduate student. His col-
umn appears on Tuesday.


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Letters to the Editor
BCS system breeds doubt
The BCS is a flawed system that
has ruined the mystique of the bowls
that existed before 1998.
Kyle Whittingham, head coach of
the Utah Utes, would like to sched-
ule his team against "big" out-of-
conference opponents, but the only
team that accepted the request this
season was Michigan.
They beat the team that was
ranked at the top for most of the sea-
son in Alabama, yet they received
little to no respect from the media.
Out of the teams with one loss,
Texas' defeat came on the best play
of the year, while UF's was the worst
occurring in the Swamp by a good,
but still developing Mississippi
team.


The Atlantic Coast Conference
was 6-6 against the Southeastern
Conference this year and the Big
East Conference had the best win-
ning percentage of any league, even
though these conferences are per-
ceived as weak. There is parity in
college football that the media con-
tinues to ignore.
UF's only challenge for next sea-
son is LSU, as the team does not play
Alabama or Mississippi during the
regular season.
They will not even play the next
two best SEC teams until the SEC
Championship Game.
Even in the plus-one system,
some analysts left off Utah and in-
stead placed Texas, USC, Oklahoma
and UE


An eight-team playoff
way to remove the doub
Until we get that syst
tional championship w
to be judged by the med
puters rather than sett
field. Congratulations to
on the win, but doubts
tached to that crystal bal





Palestinian supporter
ignorant, should spea
After reading a rece
on how Gainesville resic
norant about the Israeli


If is the best conflict, I noticed that the the igno-
ts. rance was directed toward those
tem, the na- that support Palestinians.
ill continue In America, we are allowed
ia and com- free speech, and any attempt to si-
led on the lence it is un-American. There are
the Gators many reasons for people to support
will be at- Palestinians and speak up about it.
1. After all, the majority of the world
Ali Khan finds the United States and Israel in
Gators Fan the wrong. Are they ignorant, too?
I would love to see peace in the
Middle East, but I do have some
concerns with Israeli politics.
Long before this recent war,
s not Israel imposed blockades, check-
ik up points, restrictions to humanitarian
nt editorial aid, settlement building, dividing
lents are ig- walls, electricity shut-offs, etc., that
-Palestinian have all created suffering and anger


among many in the world, especial-
ly Palestinians. This fuels constant
retaliation. People in Gaza are caged
in without an airport, port or other
means to live a normal life. Even
media coverage is restricted.
Is this not enough to compare
Israel to other oppressive regimes of
the past and to protest? Why doesn't
Israel start helping these people
instead of creating more enemies?
How about helping build schools
and hospitals or allowing import of
goods?
This would show the people of
the world that they want peace in-
stead of continued occupation and
oppression.
Peter Nazzal
Jacksonville resident


Guest column


Online proposals no substitution for face-to-face romance


SuckyD0g21: So what are
your plans for this weekend?
.SunshineGrl43: I'm gonna hang out
with the girls and maybe go see Bride Wars.
LuckyDOg21: You think you can squeeze me
in for a date?
No matter how it's phrased or what online
method is used, it's becoming more common
for guys to ask girls out online.
I can't help but wonder why.
My friends suggested shyness, a desire to
speed up the relationship or maybe just the
opportunity presenting itself. Though these
are all critical, I think the real core issue is re-
jection. That, I think, is the harsh reality that
makes guys use the online method when ask-
ing girls out.
They can ask for a date and if the answer is
no, well, it wasn't said to their face, so they've
saved their ego. How convenient.


Since when did rejection become so avoid-
able?
Rejection is something we should face,
I believe, fairly frequently. Rejection will
make you tougher and make you work for
the things you really want. If there's someone
you wish to spend time with, no amount of
rejection will stop you from getting what you
want.
Aside from the obvious, experiencing
rejection will influence how you reject oth-
ers. My personal experience with rejection,
though sometimes painful, has proved ben-
eficial.
When I was placed in the position to re-
fuse an applicant for hire, I did it gently and
gave her another option, pointing her across
the street to another place that was hiring.
Who knows maybe I pushed her through
the door that was supposed to be opened by


Mic e Hip my rejection of her
Michelle Hipps application.
Speaking Out Avoiding rejec-
tion and placing buf-
fers around you to prevent rejection is, quite
frankly, weak. Rejection and all the other
pains of life make you stronger, so avoiding
them is your undoing. Knowing this, I won't
accept a proposal for a date when asked on-
line.
Ask me in person, or ask me over the
phone and put yourself out there. Show me
your courage; show me you're willing to face
rejection to get what you really want.
I'm not saying that asking a girl out in per-
son or over the phone where you're more vul-
nerable will secure your chances of scoring a
date. Nope, I can't guarantee that. However,
it will make us respect you. It reminds us
what you're putting on the line to ask us out:


yourself. It also reminds us ladies that we
can't just CTRL+ALT+DEL the conversation
like nothing happened.
No, if we turn your offer down we need
to do it gracefully and nicely because we are
dealing with a person and not some vague
online identity. Conversing and dealing with
people in person is tough on both parties, but
we haven't reached a point in our lives where
we strictly deal with people online. We still
have to master face-to-face interaction with
people, which means we need to practice it.
So put down your BlackBerry or iPhone
and say hello to the person next to you es-
pecially if it's a person you're interested in.
And instead of asking them for their e-mail
address, I suggest starting with, "You wanna
get some coffee?"
Michelle A. Hipps is a telecommunications
senior.


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8, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, JANUARY 13, 2009


Gator gear sales low compared to previous title win


Store owners remain optimistic that sales will increase


By MORGAN COLLINS
Alligator Contributing Writer

The recent BCS National
Championship boosted demand
for Gator fan-ware, but some
stores said business isn't as good
as it was after past title wins.
Taryn Emswiler, 23, the gen-
eral merchandise manager at the
Florida Bookstore on University
Avenue, said sales should pick
up within a few days and keep
steady for several months as UF
alumni and other fans trickle into


Gainesville.
But so far, the rush has been
smaller than former champion-
ships.
"Last time, we couldn't get
around the store with all of the
people inside," she said.
David Bushnell, 55, owner of
Gator Fever I in Butler Plaza, said
there have been less T-shirt sales
this year compared with the 2006
football championship.
When UF played Ohio State,
it hadn't won a football champi-
onship game in 10 years and was


cast as the game's underdog.
"We wanted to win," Bushnell
said. "We just didn't expect it."
A number of different circum-
stances affect the
L l amount of shirts
News sold, he said.
The weak econ-
omy has left people
with less money to spend, and
the location of the championship
game also factored into the de-
cline.
Since the game was held in
Miami, a lot of people are still out


of town and haven't yet returned
to buy Gator gear, Bushnell said.
"If I was a college student,
and the game was in a town with
a beach, would I come back?" he
said.
Also, the 2006 and the 2008
championships had different cir-
cumstances surrounding them.
For example, after the 2006
championship, media hype spec-
ulating back-to-back champion-
ships for the basketball team
crossed over into football, driv-
ing T-shirt sales up.


Still, the Florida Bookstore
and Gator Fever I have sold lots
of championship gear, and sales
have been up since Thursday's
game.
At Gator Fever I, a bestseller is
the "Promise Kept" T-shirt, with
Tim Tebow's complete, emotional
promise of dedication after UF's
loss to Mississippi, Bushnell
said.
The store received two orders
of nearly 1,500 of the shirts over
the weekend. As of Monday, only
a couple hundred were left.
"It was a great, great game,"
he said. "Hopefully, there will be
another."


Diverse group calls for peace


PROTEST, from page 1


three years.
"(Israel) is my home," she said. "This
is where my family lives."
Ravid also said she has friends on the
front lines fighting.
"I pray for my friends who are sol-
diers," she said. "They are fighting for
Israel's future and the future of this
world."
As the protesters worked their way
down University, they received cheers
and honks from people driving by.
"The fact that people are pro-Israel ex-
pression is a good thing," said Rabbi Berl
Goldman.
However, a different chant was heard
in the distance as the pro-Israel protesters
neared the plaza.
A group called United Voices for Peace
waited in response to the approaching
demonstration.
The diverse group of about 40 people
united Muslims, Christians and Jews,
who were protesting for peace and a halt
to civilian casualties.
"We want peace, we want justice," said
UF senior Nadine Sfeir, a Middle Eastern
studies major.
As Sfeir chanted "justice, peace, justice,


peace," tears streamed down her face.
Born in Bethlehem, Sfeir lost her home
when she was young.
Her family members were refugees
for 15 years before obtaining U.S. citizen-
ship.

"Once they understand, they'll
see we're all on the same
ground."
Nadine Sfeir
Middle Eastern studies major


Sfeir said she was against the killings
on both sides and wants the occupation
of Israeli forces in Gaza to end.
"Gaza is a baby," she said. "It can't
walk, it can't talk, it can't feed itself. And
when this baby grows up, it's going to be
a monster."
While members of the pro-Israel pro-
test dispersed as the march ended, about
15 students stayed behind to have an
open discussion with the members of
United Voices for Peace.
Sfeir said the issue was not one of poli-
tics but about the loss of life.
"We're all citizens of the world," Sfeir
said. "Once they understand, they'll see
we're all on the same ground."


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352-377-7401
4-22-08-72-2

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

*OOPARKINGOOO
Private, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF.
Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-538-
2181. Can leave mssg. 4-22-08-72-2

Your Mom
wants you to live here
1,2, or3 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 TODAY!
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

A Lot for so Little!
1&2 Beds from $699!
Free Tanning!*Full W/D!
Pet friendly*Lots of Space
No move-in fees: 372-8100!
4-22-08-72-2

Downtown Luxury & Cash Back 4 Fall!
Too Good To Be True!
Perfect Location-Great Price
W/D*Wood Floors*Bring Your Pets!
Great parking-walk to bars-bike to UF
Reserve now! 338-0002
4-22-72-2


MUSEUM WALK
Gainesville's Best Kept Secret
Leasing for Fall & NOW!
Luxury 2/2's & 3/3's
FREE Cable, FREE Tanning, FREE Alarms
Walk to UF *379-WALK
4-22-72-2

THREE BLOCKS TO UF!
2br/1ba from $700
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;
Starting at $695
Furniture Packages Inc. Washer/Dryer;
Workout Rm, Tennis Court; Swimming Pool;
Sauna etc. Mon-Fri 9-6, Sat 10-3
700 SW62nd Blvd 877-781-8314
www.lakewoodvilllas.com
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 SW62nd Blvd 888-267-5078
www.spyglassapts.com
4-22-08-72-2

ACROSS FROM UF!
No Move-in Fees! Pets loved.
Studios $549, includes electric!
Wood floors available. FREE parking.
372-7111 Collegemanor.org
4-22-08-72-2

Where in the world is Hidden Lake?
You may want to find these luxury apts!
3/3's start at $425 person for Immediate
2/2'sare$490 person, I ncludesCable&Internet
Call Now 352-374-3866
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
371-0769 CollegeParkUF.com
4-22-08-72-2

Walk to Class!
1brs from $599 150 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 more!! Your luxurious 4/4 is waiting!
COME IN TODAY
and receive a personal check for...
$300!!!!!!
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

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Visit our models and sign for Fall 09

Huge, luxury 1br-4brs with TVs in kitchen
Beach-entry pool*free tanning*pet friendly
*352.376.0696 www.EnclaveUF.com*
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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

***4BR/2BA HISTORIC HOUSE***
10 blocks to UF. Near downtown. High ceiling,
wood floor, cent A/C, W/D, tons of character.
Avail Now 237SW4thAve.$980/mo 352-214-
9270 4-22-08-72-2

WOODLANDD VILLASOO
2BR units starting at
$695. 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

MOVE IN TODAY!!
Great Specials on all our units!
Minutes to UF, Shands, & SFCC!
1/1, 2/2, & 3/3 units available!
352-335-7656 www.thepolosuf.com
4-22-72-2

1/1, Ridgeview, free water, next to park, on the
busline,cent H/A,courtyard, 2 milestoUF, con-
venienttoshopping, nosmoking, no pets.$470
SD, $470/mo 562-2824 1-20-08-40-2

STUDIO & 1BR Walk to UF
Available Dec & Jan 1st.
$410-$495/mo.
Gore Rabell Real Estate
378-1387 Gore-Rabell.com
4-22-08-72-2

2b,lb 1 block MidTown *
2 Car Decal WiFi-lnternet Washer & Dryer*
Jan-July 204 NW 18 St Manny 352 317 4408
1-20-08-41-2

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

SUN ISLAND
1BRs from $580 2BRs from $650
Sun Bay 0 Sun Key 0 Sun Harbor
352-376-6720
4-22-08-72-2

SERENOLA PINES APTS
Off SW 34th St near post office
1BR $515, 2BR $580
Call for daily specials
352-335-0420 1-30-08-48-2

WOODLAND TERRACE APTS
Off SW 34th St near post office.
2BR $535
Call for daily specials
352-335-0420 1-30-08-48-2

Available TODAY!
No move-in fees & 1 mo free
2/2 : 975 sq ft $705
3/2 : 1096 sq ft -$866
pinetreegardens.com 376-4002
4-22-08-72-2

PET'S PARADISE
$375 $650. No app or pet fee. 1 & 2BR,
privacy fenced. SW. 352-331-2099 1-20-
08-21-2

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 1 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


3BR 2BA House for rent. Privacy fence, new
wood floors, fireplace and attached garage.
Quiet neighborhood, Off Tower Rd. ONLY
$950/mth 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

**2/1, 3 Blocks to UF**
HW Floors, Centr. AC
Pet Friendly $850/mo
352-375-8256
4-22-76-2

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
Union Properties 352-373-7578
www.campusviewplace.com 4-22-75-2

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 email us to
Receive a list before they
Are all gone!!!
Union Properties 352-373-7578
info@rentgainesville.com
www.rentgainesville.com 4-22-75-2
CAMPUS VIEW SOUTH
Now Leasing 2BR/2BA
Luxury Dual Suites
1185 SW9th RD $1000/mo
Close to UF, Norman Hall
& Sorority Row.
Union Properties 352-373-7578
www.rentgainesville.com 4-22-75-2

WWW.RENTGAINESVILLE.COM
Check out all of our available listings!
1, 2, 3 & 4BR Properties.
Many have been drastically reduced
For immediate occupancy!
Union Properties 352-373-7578 4-22-75-2

NOW LEASING
2BR/1.5BA MidTown Apts
Parking/laundry hkups
Walk to UF $850/mo
Union Properties 352-373-7578
www.rentgainesville.com 4-22-75-2

MOVE IN TODAY
Casa East end unit
2BR/2.5BA $800/mo
Pets OK w Fee
Union Properties 352-373-7578
www.rentgainesville.com 4-22-75-2

PET FRIENDLY!
3BR/3BA w room to run
behind Hilton on SW34th ST
Union Properties 352-373-7578
www.rentgainesville.com 4-22-75-2

Available NOW
1BR/1BAw/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 UF!! 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

*CAMPUS EDGE CONDO*
2/2 Walk to UF, Shands & VA. Tile floor, W/D
in unit, avail fall. Reasonable rate. 239-250-
6149, 239-992-2449 1-30-08-19-2

5BR/3BA HOUSE
Block from law school, biking distance from
UF. W/D incl. Pets ok. Huge yard. $1600/mo.
Call Solomon 262-3472 2-3-08-20-2

* 2BR/2.5BA- $725/mo.
* 2BR/1.5BA- $625/mo.
Off SW 34th St. Close to UF, Shands, shop-
ping & dining. Fenced yard, util room. private
parking, pets ok. Call Solomon 262-3472
2-3-08-20-2


University Terrace West
1 Female needed $325/mo
Lease through July 2009
Union Properties 352-373-7578
www.rentgainesville.com 4-22-72-2

WALK TO SANTA FE
2bd/2ba $750/mo
1 car garage. dw, mw. wd incl
Fenced yard. Avail Now!
Union Properties 352-373-7578
www.rentgainesville.com 4-22-72-2

Mallorca Unit near Royal Park
2BD/2.5BAAvail Now!!
Beautiful, luxury townhouse
w/ garage. $950/mo
Union Properties 352-373-7578
www.rentgainesville.com 4-22-72-2

Visit www.gatorpads.com
for available units or call
352-284-0316 / 352-281-0733
Houses, Duplexes, Condo, Townhouses.
Walk/Bike/Bus to UF. Neat, clean, quality
1-30-08-18-2

2BR/2BA Townhouse, small pets ok! private
courtyard,icemaker,dishwasher,washer/dryer
hookup. walkto restraunts/grocery. $799. mo.
quiet neighbors. 318-0089 2-4-09-21-2

Room for rent with private bathroom in 2/2.5
townhouse. 2.5 miles from UF. W/D upstairs;
alarm; common areas furnished. $450/month
& half of utilities. Negotiable. Call Jenn (352)
672-0238
1-20-09-10-2

2bd/2.5batownhouse. Petfriendly.Closetol-75
and bus routeto main campus. New paint and
2parkingspaces.Rentis$750amonth plus$10
perpet.Januaryfree!!CallRhondaat(727)-243-
4688. 2-3-09-20-2

Roomy 1 BdRm/1 Bath NowAvail; Brandywine,
OldArcher Rd. $650 per mo incl. water. Ready
to move in. First floor, carpeted, private. Full
kitchen.Verynice.Call813-924-7192whilelasts.
1-20-09-10-2
3BR/2B House near Westside Park. Beautiful
hardwoodflrs.LgLR,DR,Family Rm.Dishwasher,
Cent AC&Htr. Free laundry fac. Fenced, land-
scapedyd.Monthly prepaydiscount. 1019NW
36th Dr.$1395/mo+Util. 773-206-1774 1-20-
09-10-2


LOTSOFGREENSPACE
2BR home. $700/mo. 352-378-9220 or 213-
3901 1-20-09-10-2


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when you sign a one year lease. Near UF,
3BR/2BA+ Office, fenced, pets OK, lawn care
manyextras.$1650/mo. 1003NW22ndSt.352-
256-3945 1-16-9-2


Rocky Point Apartments
3/2 W/D hkps Pets welcome!
$899.00 call now 352-376-1619 2-3-09-20-2

TheGreensatWestEnd-2bd/2bacondo,vault-
ed ceilings, computer nook, screened porch,
attached 1 car garage. Rent is $1100/mo. Call
Anna at 352-318-2183. 1-13-09-5-2

1 BRapt.w/pvtgated courtyard located in small
proffesionalcomplex@3320SW23dSt.Single,
matureapplicantsonly. $540.00/mo small pets
ok @ $25.00/mo352 377-2150 Please leave a
msg. 1-21-09-10-2

Spacious 1BR/1BA Condo
*Only 1.8 mi to UF
*Completely remodeled
*Pool,clubhouse,fitness center
*$675/mo. Call 954-650-8919 1-13-09-5-2

4BED3BATHHOUSEFORRENTSTARTINGAUG
1, 2009. On University Ave near the corner of
NW30th St. $2,000 per month, pets OK. Large
backyard and deck. Call 630-390-6612. 2-27-
09-37-2

BEAUTIFULCONDOFORRENT!FIRSTMONTH
FREE! 3 bed/2 bath, laminate wood floors,
fenced backdeck, 1.5milestoUF!Allappliances
included .Available NOW! Pleasecall(352)384-
3604oremailenkanderson@gmail.com 1-13-
09-5-2

**Duckpond Duplex**
2BR/1BAinquietneighborhood.Closetodown-
town &on busline. Spacious, carpeted,W/Don
premises, D/W, Cent H/AC. No dogs. $650/mo
Available now 352-376-0080 1-21-09-10-2

POOL HOUSE AVAIL NOW!
BiketoUF4BR/3BA,over2000sf,nicearea1 mi
toUF.2816WUnivAve.$1500/moorcandivide
into 3/2 for $1200/mo. Pool service extra376-
6183, 352-327-2931 1-13-09-5-2

2BR/2.5BATownhouse condo near UF. Wired
for inet + sec system, W/D hk-up, appliances,
comm pool,2 MasterBRsw/own BA, Idealfor2
toshare. 1 st&secdepreq. $1100/mo954-805-
7827 dennismiller@tycoint.com 1-21-09-10-2


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Duckpond
2 bd 1.5 ba 1200 sq ft townhouse in heart of
historic neighborhood.w/d Blocks to down-
town shops & restaurants. 508 NE 4th A ave
avail immediately $795/mo 379-4952
1-21-09-10-2

2/1.5NewlyRenovatedTownhouse.AvailJan1st.
ClosetoShands,ParkNRide2,and Shopping.
InclW/D,centA/C, Private Patio, & Pool. $745/
mth & $500 Dep. No Pets PIs. 772-538-5792 or
Itsao12@hotmail.com 1-14-09-5-2

1 br/ba apartment in Hidden Village off Archer
road close to UF. Take over lease til July 31,
2009.0nly629.00amonth.Hugebackyardarea
for your dogs to run and quiet neighborhood.
Many residents either bus, bike, orridescooter
to class. Call 352-246-4630forthisquietoasis.
1-14-09-5-2

1 BR/1BA w/lg STUDY Great Location*
1 blkto UF/ShandsAvail Now! Energy efficient,
some utils. Very spacious, carpet, decal park
Prefergrad student/mature.$650. postj@bell-
south.net 352-376-0080, 284-3873 1-30-09-
16-2

POOL HOUSE 7 Blocks to campus
4 bedroom 3 bath avail now till August
$2350 and $2550 for next year
1roomalsoavailnow$400352-222-0211 1-14-
09-5-2


1 & 2 BD Cottages starting at $500/mo
Historical Downtown, WID hookups,
porches, Bike to UF 10-15 mins. Great
Size! Cute! Must See! $99 Deposit special
rentalworkshop.com 505-9264, 870-0904
1-16-08-7-2

Immaculate and newly renovated historic
home. New hardwood firs, appliances, paint.
Walk to campus. 3/1. $800/mo for two occu-
pantsthroughJuly31st.911 NW10thAve.215-
7199 2-6-09-20-2

2BR/1BA Spacious. 7209 SW 45th Lane,
Gainesville. Cent H/AC, W/D hk-up. $600/
mo. $500 sec dep. No pets. Call 386-462-
0994 1-23-09-10-2





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Room in 4brcondo incl utils, internet, cable TV,
pool. Very Nice $375. 283-8777
www.Gainesville-Rooms-4-Rent.com4-22-09-
68-1

NICE, SAFE 1 BEDROOM 4 BLOCKS FROM
SWAMPINHEARTOFALLTHEACTION.GREAT
SMALLCOMPLEXWITHPARKINGSTICKER.
ASSUME LEASE $818/MO352.341.1230 OR
678.8783 1-14-09-3-2

1 BEDROOM NEAR UF
UTILITIES INCLUDED IN RENT.
724 NW 3rd AVE
$590/mth************Call 371-3260 1-26-09-
10-2

2 BEDROOM DOWNTOWN
Quaint 2 brapt in the heart of downtown. Wood
floors,Screen porch.216SW3rdAve$680/mth
Call 371-3260 1-26-09-10-2

AvailAugust 1-4BR/2BAnice,large house. Hot
tub, fenced yard, washer/dryerprovided, 3413
NW8thAve. $1625/mo. Screened back porch,
other housesavailable. Call339-2342formore
info. 1-16-09-5-2

1 Roominbeautiful2BR/1BAdowntown condo.
Vaulted ceilings, skylights, Italian style floors,
close to library, UF, Shands & shopping. $450/
mo month-to-month. Pets ok. Walk to popu-
lar spots & downtown festivals. 352-262-1351
1-23-09-10-2

4/3,3000+sf,w/d,$2000,352-213-3943 1-16-
5-2


*2/1 Funky Upstairs Apt*
3 Blocks to UF
Pet Friendly $750/mo
352-375-8256
4-22-68-2


*2/1 House w/ Big Yard*
4 Blocks to UF, HW Floors
Pet Friendly, Outdoor Kennel
352-375-8256
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*2/1 Apt, 1000 SF*
Island Kitchen, WD hookups
Centr. AC, Pet Friendly $700/mo
352-375-8256
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2BR/1 BAupstairs, hardwood floors, no pets. 1
blockfromO'Connell Center,just off University
Ave.$590/mo 727-697-311 0or727-237-2121
1-14-09-2-2


WOODSIDEVILLASoffTowerRd. 7200SW8th
Ave.2BR/1 BA+bonusroom&diningarea.1072
sqft.Vaultedceiling,W/D,DW,fans, pool, newer
carpet/tile, bus rte, smoke-lfree, no pets. $800/
mo.Quietarea.Call352-339-6502 1-22-09-7-2


4BR/2BA MUST SEE!
Available 8/1. Remodeled,W/D, lawn care, 1.8
mi to UF, No pets. 3532 NW 7th Ave Fenced
$1400/mo.373-1558or246-86451-20-09-5-2


****ANTIQUE 1 BR APT****
Large 1BR, hdwd floors, clawfoot tub, 1908
house. Dntown nearWaldoRd. Petsarranged.
$475/mo. ALSO pvt room in trailer, Archer Rd
nearPublix$275/mo.CallGreg214-32911-27-
10-2


****WALK TO UF****
No parking problems, large room avail now.
Ceiling fan, W/D, built-in cabinets. Last room
left. $400/mo incl utils. No pets. Call 226-4111
1-20-10-2



***MICANOPYHOUSE***
3BR/1BA, bathroom is huge, large yard, in
Micanopy city. Pets arranged. Cool old house.
$600/mo, 1st, last, dep. Call Greg 214-3291
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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 FURNISHED in a 4B/4B @
Gainesville Place apts. All INCLUSIVE
(utilities,cable,internet) $425/month
FLEXIBLE LEASE TERMS
mxracer@cfl.rr.com OR 321-302-1175 1-
20-08-14-3

Nice 2/2 apt close to campus and downtown!
W/D, dishwasher, ceiling fans, pets allowed!
availnowthru July 31.$800/month. 110NW9th
Terr.CallLindsey 561-398-6720 1-13-08-6-3

4/4 Fully furnished apartment with first month
free. Utilitiesincluded .$500permonth. Located
in Lexington Crossing. For more info call (813)
390-7761. 1-13-09-6-3

1 bed 1 bath, part of a 3 bed 3 bath apartment
with two other roomates. Very spacious, great
location, vaulted ceilings. $385 a month. In the
polos,2330SWWilliston Rd.apt.2825.Call386-
490-5947 1-20-10-3

1BR/1 BA apt for sublease at Summer Place
Villas. $560/month, includes water. Available
NOW! Call 941-457-3444 or swatts@ufl.edu
1-27-09-15-3

Furnished or unfurnished 1/1 in 3/3 in
Stoneridge (3800 SW 34 St.) available im-
mediately. $365/month + utilities. January
rentisFREE.Greatroommates.817-504-6884,
KathrynL@ufl.edu. 1-13-09-5-3

SubletMadison Point. Furnished bedroomwith
privatebathand largeclosetin3BRunit.$450.+
Utili.Neg.Availablel mmediately.239-370-0418,
239-370-8201, 239-596-1901 1-13-09-5-3

2 BLOCKS TO STADIUM
Sublease 1BR in 4BR house. Share w/3 male
UFstudents.Availablenow.$495/mo.Call335-
4790 1-13-09-5-3


Magnolia Manor Apartment 2/2 $640/mo
spring/summer.Washer/dryer,dishwasher, up-
datedappliances.Closetocampusonroutes34,
9,36. No roamtowing.Available now. Call 352-
336-0000 or ashlei87@ufl.edu. 1-13-09-5-3

$420 +1/2 utilities-Sublease 1 Brin a 2/1 house
with female UF student; screened in porch,
fenced-in backyard, carport,closetobusroute,
parkingdecalincluded,petsok.CallBarbarafor
more info 954-673-9822 1-29-14-3

1/1 in towne parc for $635/month
Immediate movein! Ill pay Jan.
rent and move-in fees! great pet
/family community. apt is unfurn
813817-1524orjakepapp@ufl.edu 1-15-5-3

1 Roominbeautiful2BR/1BAdowntowncondo.
Vaulted ceilings, skylights, Italian style floors,
close to library, UF, Shands & shopping. $450/
mo month-to-month. Pets ok. Walk to popu-
lar spots & downtown festivals. 352-262-1351
1-23-09-10-3

Two Blocks to UF! 2/1 includes parking spot.
Leasing the entire apartment Jan-July. $799
per month. Corner of SW 10th St and 4th Ave.
Contact Monica at (904)945-9918 or
monicamoore02@gmail.com. 1-15-09-3-3


Roommate Matching HERE
Oxford Manor 377-2777
The Landings 336-3838
The Laurels 335-4455
Cobblestone 377-2801
Hidden Lake 374-3866
4-22-72-4

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.


02 br 1 ba condo with 1 br for rent. Central air
and heat. 2 pools in complex. Walking distance
to Shands and UF. Rent 395/mo
01 BR avail w/private bath in large NW house
$425/mo. Call Mike 352-316-3930. 1-13-09-
8-4

Master BD w/ Private Bath
in 4BD/3BA house off NW16thAve. DW, W/D,
Cox cablew/networked i-net, newcarpet, ceil-
ing fans. No cats/dogs$450inclutils328-4995
1-15-10-4

Very close to campus 4/2 remodeled condo
opensto lovely courtyard and pool.$425w/UT
cableandinternetincluded.(forsaleorrent)call
352-870-0291 2-17-09-30-4

Share3BRfurn.THCasablancaWestwith2UF
students. $300/mo., + 1/3 utilities. Smoking
patio only. Male or Female. Avail. now. Near
busstop.786.514.5319(Max)or786.299.8626
1-13-09-6-4

Male roommate needed. Share furn 3BR/2BA
house w/yng prof $400/mo +1/2 util Directv,
ph, wireless, Vonage, elec. W/D, ofc space
pvt BA (morn) Ig yd fenced, pets ok, trees,
wooddeck, hottub, pond. UF-15 min drive,
near bus, Lakeview Ests 352-682-6297
1-27-15-4

PEACE,PETS,TREES&GREATROOMMATES!1BR
available in house near all!. See craigslisting:
https://post.craigslist.org/manage/975799217/
gsyua for more/contact info. 1-13-09-5-4

2ROOMSAVAILABLEFORFEMALESONLY
in 4/2.5townhouse. $475/mo/room.AII includ-
ed. 754-204-1624 1-30-09-17-4

female wanted to share brand new
3br/3ba home near campus. washer
& dryer included. $500 plus 1/3
utilities, non-smoking, serious
students only. 813-610-1698 1-16-7-4

WALK TO UF 1 bdrm in 4/2 house
Female Roommate Needed Immediately
$499/month + util. Full bed & Wireless internet
included; Plenty of Parking
Ifinterested,callSarah561-843-7452 1-16-09-
7-4

Looking for quiet roommate to share 3BR/3BA
house.$380/mo includes utils. Haspool,tennis
and clubhouse. Call 352-328-8299 or
robertoleider@gmail.com 1-14-09-5-4

Roommate needed 2BR/2.5Bafu rn town home
in Brighton Park on bus route to UF every 15
mins. $400/mo + utils. No lease required. Call
Bobby 352-665-0751 1-14-08-5-4
2 FemaleroommatesNS/NDtoshare a new4/2
house in a quiet neighborhood 3 mi. Wof 1-75.
w/ cable, internet & security alarm. $475/mo.
util. incl. Call 352 331 8794 2-20-30-4

movein2ourFREAKINAWESOMEhouse.1 blk
from campus, nxtto mellow mush. 4b/2br, w/d,
furnished, big rooms, back porch, pingpong
tbl, firepit, big yard, storage. $520/mo. 3 chill
studentroommates.CallMike@843-816-5337.
1-23-09-10-4

2Femaleroommatesneeded! Hugebrand new
houseoff 13th.own private bathrooms. Master
bedroom $419 a month, other room $387 a
month. Call (717) 434-0991 1-15-5-4

Roommatetoshare3BR/2.5BAinCasablancaEast,
$400/mo (incl utli,internet, CaTV),semi-furnw/
bed, TVstd, night std, closet shelves), busstop
very close, avail now! Nicole 954.629.8978
1-14-09-4-4

1 Roominbeautiful2BR/1BAdowntown condo.
Vaulted ceilings, skylights, Italian style floors,
close to library, UF, Shands & shopping. $450/
mo month-to-month. Pets ok. Walk to popu-
lar spots & downtown festivals. 352-262-1351
1-23-09-10-4

$400/mo. M/F Subleasee needed fora 1/1 in a
3/3apt@LexingtonCrossing:furnished,cable/
internet, electric, w/d. I will pay for your 1st mo
rent & security deposit. incentives negotiable.
David 3052054859 1-26-09-10-4

$350- Across the Street from UF
2/1 apartment on 3rd ave and 13th. Cable,
Water, Sewage, and Parking is included in
price. Call Stephany for any questions at
352-215-5869 1-13-2-4


NEEDROOMMATE!1MONTHFREE!1yearold3
bdrmtownhouselocated nearUFandSanteFe.
Students preferred. wsh/dry,cable,gym, pool.
$500/month + 1/3 util.Flexible lease.
Call Alex 954-663-8255 2-2-14-4


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

SEE ALL CONDOS
WWW.UFCONDOS.COM
Matt Price Campus Realty, 352-281-3551
4-22-72-5

NEW CONDOS -WALK to UF
3BlkstoUF. ForlnfoonALL1,2,3,4 Bedrooms
forSale,CallEricLeightman,CampusRealtyat
352-219-2879. 4-22-72-5







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
4-22-72-5

CONDOS AT UF
www.CONDOSatUF.com
Matt & Tiffany Thomas, Bosshardt Realty
(352) 494-0194 or (352) 316-5556 2-17-
60-5

Condos for sale near UF/Shands!!
Many affordable units available.
Call Carolyn/Maureen at:
(352)284-4428 or (386)365-8590
@Matchmaker Realty. 1-30-09-21-5


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


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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

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 include: 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

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


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

COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS
Network specialists
We buy computers and laptops
Working and Non-working
378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street
4-22-08-72-7








C 0 omPUTER 5
4-22-70-7

Computer Help Fast Gatorland Computers
House/Dorm Fast response. No waiting/un-
plugging/hassels. $30 Gator discount w/ID.
Certified MCSE Technicians. 338-8041. www.
GatorlandComputers.com 4-22-70-7


In the market for a new set of wheels or just
looking to add a second to that collection?
Want personalized handlebarsorafitted 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)
4-22-72-9

Did you know that the Schwinn Shop has more
thanjustgreatdealson newand used bicycles?
TheyalsohaveawesomeSchwin n scootersboth
newandused.Pleasecomecheckusout@1225
W University Ave. 352-427-6666 1-15-5-9




PARKING:
Private, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF
Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-538-
2181. Can leave mssg. 4-22-08-72-10

UF SURPLUS EQUIPMENTAUCTIONS
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


000000 SCOOTERS 00000*
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 4-22-
08-72-11

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

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

GATORMOTO Gville's #1 service facility. We
repair ALL brands of scooters. Pickups avail-
able. Lowest labor rates around. Quickest
turnaround time. Run by Gator Grads so we
know how to treat our customers! 376-6275
4-22-08-72-11

SWAMP CYCLES
Closest to Campus. Largest selection,
Best Customer Service.
Motorcycles,ScootersAccessories,andService.
633 NW13th Street www.swampcycles.com
4-22-72-11

***SOLANO CYCLE***
Scooters from $799. Largest selection from
KYMCO, Daelim, Hyosung, Adly, Genuine,
Estblished 10 yrs, 2 yr warranties
1024 S Main St 338-8450 solanocycle.com
4-22-08-72-11


*FAST CASH FOR ALMOST ANY CARS*
*Running or not!*
*NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS
*Over 15 yr svc to UF students
*Call Don @215-7987 4-22-08-72-12

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

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


CARS FROM $29/MO!
Hondas 0 Chevys 0 Jeeps and more!
$0 Down, 36 Months @ 8.5% apr.
For listings call 800-366-9813 ext 9765
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*****
*****SUN CITY AUTO SALES*0000
WHY PAY MORE? YOU COULD PAY LESS!
300+ vehicles @ wholesale prices 338-1999
4-22-08-72-12

2002NISSANSentraGXE.90250mi,runssmooth-
ly and has never broken down. Black with gray
cloth interior. Power locks,windows and mir-
rors work perfectly.Cold AC. Maintenance up
to date. Good deal/Negotiable.Interested call
3528707022 1-13-5-12


LOCAL ARTIST NEEDS:
* Gold Diamonds Gems Class Rings
* ETC Top Cash $$$ or Trade *
OZZIE'S FINE JEWELRY 373-9243. 4-22-
72-13

UF GRAD PAYS MORE
for gold jewelry, scrap gold, Rolex, diamonds,
guitars, etc. Top $$$. Get my offer before you
sell! Call Jim 376-8090 or 222-8090 4-22-
08-72-13

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


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

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alligator

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

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


EARN $60 THIS WEEK!
Donate Plasma & Save a Life
$$$$$$$$$$$$
Best part-time job you'll ever have.
NEW DONORS
Bring this Ad and Earn an
Extra $5 on Your 2nd Donation.
DCI Biologicals 150 NW6th St.
352-378-9204
4-22-08-72-14

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


BARTENDING
$250 A DAY POTENTIAL
No experience necessary, training provided.
800-965-6520 ext 138 4-22-08-72-14

CNA TRAINING CLASS: $250! Work at your
own time & pace in your own home! To get
program on DVD's call 352-597-2559. For
online program visit www.lapcnatraining.com
Get started right away! 4-22-72-14

Tired of Working Retail?
Local real estate co. hiring part-time Sales &
Leasing Associates. Need previous sales
or retail exp & 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

*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


NOW HIRING
Experienced Notetakers and Editors
Spring 2009
Apply online at www.SmokinNotes.com
1-16-08-10-14




Bookkeeper Office Manager (PT) needed for
local law office. Must be proficient in Quick
Books. Email resume to:
robjac@myimmigrationlaw.com 1-21-09-11-14




Software Engineers/Programmers
C/C++ programmers for Embedded digital
TV software (Cable, Satellite, Video over IP).
Nagravision has openings in our Atlanta and
Gainesville offices. Competitive salaries, ben-
efits, relocation. Send resume or questions to
resumes.atlanta@lw.net 1-14-09-7-14



Part-time Student Assistant needed to assist
with survey development, data analysis and
research. To reviewposting &apply see https://
jobs.ufl.edu, requisition #0801253. Screening
will begin on Friday, January 16 and will con-
tinue until the position is filled. The University
of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Institution &
women & minoritiesare encouragedto apply. If
anaccommodation duetoadisability isneeded
toapply,call(352)392-4621 orTDD1-800-955-
8771. 1-16-09-9-14


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Part-time Public Relations Student Assistant
needed to promote the Healthy Gators 2010
coalition.To review posting & apply see https://
jobs.ufl.edu, requisition #0801214. Screening
will begin on Friday, January 16 and will con-
tinue until the position is filled. The University
of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Institution &
women & minoritiesareencouragedtoapply. If
anaccommodation duetoadisability isneeded
toapply,call(352)392-4621 orTDD1-800-955-
8771. 1-20-09-10-14


Afternoon nanny for elem age
M-F 1:30 --; W 12:30; must commit thru
Aug min; Noah's Ark Nanny e-mail
res/pix/sched/ gnv@nanoneone.com 1-21-
09-10-14

BARTEND!!!!
Earn up to $300/day!
Noexperience necessary. 888-631-5552 X-92
2-17-09-30-14


TUTORS NEEDED 1-on-1 tutoring at-risk
elem school students. 1-4 afternoons/wk
$10/hr 15-20 min S of UF. Fed wk study
reqforemp.VolunteerswelcomeContactSally
352-384-1155; st23@cox.net
1-21-09-10-14


PTBABYSITTER/NANNY$12/hrfor3boysages
2, 4 & 6.Various times needed. EspTU, TH, F
7:45am-1:45pm, also wkends. Ref & exp re-
quired. No smokers. Email resume to
betharosenson@yahoo.com 1-14-09-5-14


WEB DEVELOPERS & COMPUTER
CONSTULTANTS: UFCenterforlnstructional
TechnologyandTraining.Webdevelopersmust
befamiliarwithDreamweaver,CSS,XHTMLand
Photoshop. Portfolio links must be included
with application. Consultant position requires
expertskillswithWindowsand Microsoft Office
applications. Excellent communication skills
required. Paystartsat$7.50perhour.jksmith@
ufl.edu, online application at http://www.citt.
ufl.edu/employment.php.
1-30-17-14

Afternoon nanny needed
12-6pm w/ 3.5yr old; must commit
to lyr+; non-student pref;
Noah's Ark Nanny e-mail resume,
pix,schedgnv@nanoneone.com 1-21-09-10-
14

MWF 7:30 to 5 NANNY for
newborn twins; 20-30hrs/wk;exp req.;
Noah's Ark Nanny e-mail resume,
pix,sched.gnv@nanoneone.com 1-21-09-10-
14

The Honey Baked Ham Co & Cafe is now
hiring for sales associate. Approx 20-25 hrs
$7.50/hr starting pay. Apply in person 618
NW 60th St (Behind McDonalds on Newberry
Rd.) Call 331-1253 1-13-08-5-14

UF Survey Research Center
Telephone Interviewers
NO SALES
$8.00 $8.50/hr
Students and Non-Students
352-392-2908 Ext: 105
408 W. University Ave. Suite 106
4-22-70-14


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HORSESAVVY?Volunteerssoughttohelpwith
equine assisted physical therapy, and horse/
barn related activities. Please contact Carol at
Hippopt@aol.com. 1-15-09-5-14

SERVERWANTFORFT/PT
Accepting applications from 2-4pm. 1624 SW
13thSt.SawamuraJapaneseSteakhouse. 1-15-
5-14

Nanny needed for 2 children-ages 3 & 6. Mon
thru Fri approx 2:30-6:30pm. Transportation
required. Dutiesinclude: pickup, errands, play-
time, light housework. 3 refs required. Please
call1352-495-9203w/interest&emailresumeto
LRGatorl@aol.com 1-13-2-14

WEEKEND COACH Needed for 17 yo
boy with ADD-LD. Activities of daily living,
movies, bowling, etc. Referencesand traspor-
tation required .Experience preferred.Call246-
2353 1-16-09-5-14

SUMMER IN MAINE
Males and females.
Meet new friends! Travel!
Teach your favorite acitivity
Tennis Swim
Canoe Sail
Waterski Kayak
Gymnastics Archery
Silver Jewelry Rocks
English Riding Ropes
Copper Enameling Art
Basketball Pottery
Field Hockey Office
Softball Photo
Newsletter Soccer
Lacrosse Dance
Theater Costumer

June to August. Residential.
Enjoy our website. Apply online

TRIPP LAKE CAMP for Girls:
1-800-977-4347
www.tripplakecamp.com
1-16-09-5-14

Cook:
Interface Youth Program is seeking a highly
motivated individual to plan and prepare
nutritious meals in a residential facility for
adolescents. This is a part time position with
flexible hours. Pay rate is $10.50 per hour.
High School diploma or equivalent required.
An application may be picked up at: 1400 NW
29thRoad,Gainesville,FL32605.Pleasesubmit
completed application and/or resume to Zeke
Whitter, Residential Supervisor, at 1400 NW
29th Road,Gainesville, FL32605. Background
Screen Req. EOE/DFWP
1-14-3-14

ATTN!WANTED29SeriousPeopletoWorkFrom
Your Location using a computer. Earn $1500-
$6500 PT/FT www.healthmagnate.com 1-16-
09-5-14

Paradigm Properties
Leasing Specialist, PT
Sales & Customer service exp.
EOE, DFWP
Apply on-line at: www.teamparadigm.com
352-375-2152 ex 301 4-22-67-14


IMPORTAUTOREPAIR.BMW,Mercedes,Porsche,
Volvo, VW, Honda, Toyota, Nissan, Mazda.
Qualitycraftsmanship, reasonableprices,near
UF, AAA approved 378-7830 www.carrsmith.
com 4-22-72-15

EVERGLADE EQUESTRIAN CENTER
The countryclub for horses & owners.
Customer lounge w/full kitchen & bath. 250' x
160' riding ring, round pen & jump paddock.
Lessons. 30 acres, 40 matted stalls, 19 sepa-
rate paddocks. 24-hr security, 352-591-3175
everglade-equestrian.com 4-22-74-15

Want to be a CNA? Don't want to wait?
Express Training Services can get you certi-
fied under 3 wks! Hands-on exp, no videos.
Day/eve/wkend. Class sizes limited. 338-
1193 for details expresstrainingservices.com
4-22-08-72-15

PERSONAL TRAINING 300
Personal and Group Training
Flexible Scheduling Exclusive Facility
Call for a free workout
339-2199
4-22-72-15


TLC HORSEBOARD
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Nelson climbs receiver ranks


By EVAN DREXLER
Alligator Staff Writer
edrexler@alligator.org

Coming into the season, he was
a receiver with nine catches and no
touchdowns to his name.
Five months later, he was on
the receiving end of the clenching
touchdown in the BCS National
Championship Game on Thursday
night.
It's safe to say junior David
Nelson has made some positive
strides in the Gators' offense this
season.


When he first came to Gainesville,
he expected to play right away, and
it took him a while to realize that
would not be the case.
"He didn't
practice very good,
and he didn't play
very well," coach
Football Urban Meyer said
Friday.
But his work
ethic improved dramatically over
the last two seasons, and his attitude
toward his spot on the team is vastly
improved as well. He knows it takes
a special talent to get on the field as


a freshman.
"You just got to come in here and
just do what you can for your team,"
Nelson said. "Work your way up.
Not everybody can be Percy Harvin
and play right away."
Two springs ago, after UF de-
feated Ohio State to win the second
football national championship in
school history, Nelson went on a
cruise, and the ship's passengers
confused him with then-quarterback
Chris Leak. Most Gators fans would
have been hard-pressed to pick him
out of a lineup.
SEE NELSON, PAGE 15


Andrew Stantill / Alligator Start
UF wide receiver David Nelson recovers a punt blocked by Carlos Dunlap during the Gators' 42-14 win
against Vanderbilt on Nov. 8 in Nashville, Tenn.


Sports
TUESDAY, JANUARY 13, 2009


UF MEN'S BASKETBALL

Hodge's hairstyles inspire teammates to perform


By MIKE DiFERDINANDO
Alligator Staff Writer
mdiferdinando@alligator.org

Walter Hodge's haircuts have gone
through almost as many ups and downs as
the UF basketball team this season.
Everything from "GATORS" to
"DEFENSE" has been shaved into the side
of the senior's head.
But Hodge is hoping his style will lead to
a bit more substance for a UF team that has


been anything but consistent.
"It's not about just looking good with a
haircut," Hodge said. "I'm doing it for the
other guys."
Hodge's hairstyle has changed almost on
a game-to-game basis this season each
opponent brings him a new artistic vision.
"It will change. It just depends how I feel,"
the guard said. "The guys like it. They're al-
ways looking for something new."
If defensive back Joe Haden's BCS de-
sign during last week's championship game


"It's not about just looking good
with a haircut. I'm doing it for the
other guys."
Walter Hodge
UF senior guard

looked familiar, it's because the pair share
the same barber.
"At the SEC Championship, (Justin)
Trattou had a Mohawk, and I liked the de-
signs that he had in his head, and I asked him


who did it so I could get it for the National
Championship Game," Haden said.
The man behind the madness is Tony, or
as he is known to his customers, "Mr. T," of
So Sharp Cuts and Styles.
"Joe and I go together sometimes,"
Hodge said.
Designs range from team-oriented to per-
sonal.
During the basketball team's November
trip to Kansas City for the CBE Classic,
SEE M-HOOPS, PAGE 15


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* Check out tomorrow's Alligator for a com-
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look for our 2008 Swamp Stud, full-page
graphics and summaries of each game.


Today's question: Assuming Percy Harvin Percent (Votes)
leaves, who is UF's No. 1 receiver next season? Both 43% (105)
Neither 26% (63)
Previous question: Will Percy Harvin or Bran- Spikes only23% (55)
Harvin only 8% (19)
don Spikes follow Tim Tebow and stay for their 242 TOTAL VOTES
senior seasons? (see right for results)


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Fans expect 3rd title

Was there ever really any doubt?
Yeah, Tim Tebow's speech at the celebration
Sunday may have given you pause. But deep
down, you just kind of knew he was going to come back,
right?
In an era of athletes being all about the money, it's re-
assuring to know people like Tebow still exist. This is not
a blanket statement I understand there are some family
circumstances where money simply
is that crucial.
But now that the junior quarter-
back has satisfied many UF fans'
dreams, he must understand some-
thing.
In following the example of the
Phil Kegler '04s Al Horford, Taurean Green,
Phil on the Hill Corey Brewer and Joakim Noah -
pkegler@alligator.org Tebow inherits the bar they set.
The expectations are already clear
it's win a national title or bust for
the 2009 Gators.
Now, you probably won't hear them say it.
Come spring and fall, UF players and coaches will utter
the same "just get to Atlanta" rhetoric, but it'll seem a little
more empty this time around.
While UF fans may not have accepted it, the drop-off
from 2006 to '07 had to happen due to the lack of depth and
an extremely young defense filled with players who simply
weren't ready to be starters in the grueling Southeastern
Conference.
The excuse factor is gone now, because the 2008 Gators
just became the youngest team ever to be crowned college
football champs.
Barring injuries, the defense should compete to be one
of the best ever in college football history. Certainly the top
in 2009.
Heaven forbid Percy Harvin foregoes the NFL Draft. If he
did, the Gators would also have one of the scariest offenses.
Best offense + best defense should equate to a national
champion, right?
SEE PHIL, PAGE 15


ON TELEVI S1I[ON





TUESDAY, JANUARY 13, 2009 U ALLIGATOR, 15


Tebow undergoes minor shoulder surgery


NELSON, from page 14

"Hopefully I've gotten past
that now," Nelson said, laughing.
"Hopefully, now that he's been
gone for two years, hopefully I've
made a name for myself now."
After a 12-catch, five-touch-
down 2008 where he led the team
in yards per catch (19), Nelson will
begin next season as one of the top
receivers.
There is no doubt he made a
name for himself this season, es-
pecially with the touchdown catch
Thursday coming on one of Tim
Tebow's famous jump passes.
Meyer said deciding which
receiver would make that catch
while designing the play was a
painstaking process, one that took
a long time to resolve.
"That was a two-hour discus-
sion about who's going to get that
play, because you only get one shot


at it, and if you cut it short, go too
deep, don't sell it, you're wasting
a play," Meyer said. "We knew
we were going to call it at a critical
time."
Nelson was also quick to deflect
credit when asked about the touch-
down catch. He
said any receiv-
er on the team
wouldhavebeen
able to make the
catch.
But his num-
ber was the one
ow offensive co-
ordinator Dan
Mullen called. Why did they de-
cide to go with Nelson in the end?
"That's because he's extremely
disciplined and practices his tail
off," Meyer said.
That catch was five days ago,
and Nelson is ready to start pre-
paring for 2009. He said he is going


to enjoy the national championship
victory for a little while but then
work toward successfully defend-
ing UF's crown next year.
"This is the most important off-
season of my life," Nelson said.
"Not only for myself, but to get this
team ready to go play next year."
TEBOW UNDERGOES SURGERY:
UF quarterback Tim Tebow, who
announced he would return for
his senior season Sunday, had ar-
throscopic surgery on his right
shoulder early Monday morning.
The surgery was to remove a
bone spur and reduce chronic in-
flammation. Tebow aggravated the
shoulder earlier this year after in-
juring it in 2007.
Team physician Pete Indelicato
said in a press release that Tebow
should be able to throw again
in three to four weeks, and the
Heisman winner is expected to re-
cover fully from the surgery.


PHIL, from page 14


That's a scary proposition,
though.
You never can tell how a team will
respond to the off-season pressures
of everyone projecting it as national
champs, even with Urban Meyer's
well-known ability to motivate.
Meyer already has some good ma-
terial to use, though, if he looks up his
rivals in Athens.
Georgia came into this season as
a highly touted No. 1 with Matthew
Stafford and Knowshon Moreno
poised to win a ring in Miami.
The Bulldogs finished 10-3, didn't
even win the SEC East and played in
the Capital One Bowl.


i


Besides the mystique of repeat-
ing that hasn't been done since
Nebraska in 1994-95 there is one
other thread of motivation: an unde-
feated season.
It's never been done at UF, and
Tebow has stated multiple times that
it is a goal of his.
Can Tebow steer UF through the
pressures and deliver UF's first un-
blemished record?
He "couldn't" win the Heisman -
and then he did.
He "couldn't" pass the ball well
enough and then did.
He "couldn't" lead a team trailing
in the fourth quarter and then he
did.
I wouldn't bet against him.


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M-HOOPS, from page 14


Hodge paid tribute to his 2-year-old daugh-
ter, Kaylanis, with the name "KIKI."
"It's something she can look at on TV and
point at," Hodge said. "She gets all excited
and calls out, 'Daddy! Daddy!'"
In fact, you could say Hodge has started a
bit of a hair renaissance within the team.
"I got a little Mohawk going," sopho-
more forward Chandler Parsons said. "But
my hair is made a little different than his. It
must be a Spanish thing."
Parsons claims his new look started out as
a Ray-hawk, as he cheered on the Tampa Bay
Rays during the MLB playoffs, but Hodge's
influence is unmistakable.
According to Parsons, Hodge's hair has
made an impact on the team this season,
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"He's all about the team," Parsons said.
"He'll write whatever he thinks will help
motivate us."
Even the always-put-together, often-
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Hodge Mania.
"It's something we make fun of him
about, but I think it defi-
nitely helps us," Calathes
said. "When it says defense
on his head, it means we


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But would Calathes,


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opposing fans in the past
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hair, be willing to make the same sacrifice for
the good of the team?
"If the team needed me and wanted me to
do it I would," he said.
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16, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, JANUARY 13, 2009


Dungy retires after seven years coaching Indianapolis


* HE WON SUPER BOWL XLI
WITH THE COLTS IN 2007.

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
INDIANAPOLIS -Tony Dungy
has retired after seven years as coach
of the Indianapolis Colts, saying this
was the right moment.
"These seven years have been
better than I could ever have imag-
ined," Dungy, the only black coach
to win a Super Bowl, said at a news
conference Monday. "I just have to


thank everyone."
He will be replaced by associate
coach Jim Caldwell.
Dungy, 53, has spent the past
five years debating whether to leave
football to spend more time with his
family. He said he and his wife dis-
cussed the decision.
"We just felt this was the right
time," Dungy said. "Don't shed any
tears for me. I got to live a dream
most people don't get to live."
Dungy is the Colts' franchise
leader in victories. He went 85-27
in the regular season and 7-6 in the


playoffs, including the victory over
Chicago in the 2007 Super Bowl.
"You don't always get to go out
on top," Dungy
said, "and it's
hard to go out on
top."
The plan to
have Caldwell
replace Dungy
was put in place
Dungy last year when
the coach pon-
dered retirement. Caldwell joined
Dungy's staff in Tampa Bay in 2001,


then moved with Dungy to the Colts
in 2002 as the quarterbacks coach.
A year ago, Caldwell was elevated
to associate head coach, though he
continued to coach Peyton Manning
and Jim Sorgi.
"He is ready, he's more than
ready," Dungy said. "He's going to
do a great job."
Dungy's decision comes a little
more than a week after the Colts
were eliminated from the playoffs.
He spoke to several of his players
Monday, including Manning.
"That's the tough part," Dungy


said. "That's been the emotionally
draining part of today."
He has spent the past five years
debating whether to leave football,
each year taking about a week to
meet with his family in Tampa.
"I'm going to be a Colt forever,"
Dungy said, adding that he plans to
still spend time in Indianapolis.
The decision ends a tenure in
Indianapolis during which Dungy
led the Colts to the playoffs all sev-
en seasons, winning five division
titles and appearing in two AFC title
games.


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