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Speech highlights environment, economy


* MAYOR ALSO PROMISES
INTEGRITY AMONG OFFICERS.

By HUNTER SIZEMORE
Alligator Contributing Writer

Economic and environmental sustainability
were themes of the 5th annual State of the City
address given by Mayor Peegen Hanrahan


Tuesday morning.
She announced several new additions
to the Gainesville Police Department and
Gainesville Fire Rescue, praised the city's en-
vironmental friendliness and spoke against an
upcoming amendment.
An Intelligence Center will be built behind
the GPD's Operations Center, which is being
renovated, Hanrahan said. The Intelligence
Center will house crime analysts from GPD


and the Alachua County Sheriff's Office,
which will help the agencies share information
and expertise.
Hanrahan also ad-
Gainesville City dressed GPD's em-
Commission barrassment over a
November scandal in
which police officers were arrested for solicit-
ing prostitutes while on duty.
"Our management team is taking strong


and unambiguous actions to reinforce core
values, code of conduct, professionalism, eth-
ics and integrity," Hanrahan said.
All members of GPD were asked to attend
a training in organizational ethics and integ-
rity.
Gainesville Fire Rescue is planning a new
fire station and a custom-built fire truck. The
SEE ADDRESS, PAGE 8


LOCAL

Essay winner


details road to


inauguration
By MORGAN COLLINS
Alligator Writer

Cynthia Russell, 50, of Newberry, recently won
a ticket to President-elect Barack
Obama's inauguration through
an essay contest sponsored by the
Presidential Inaugural Committee.
Russell, who has lived in the area
since 1978, worked with Obama's
grassroots campaign. She owns
three businesses, Emerald Ventures,
Obama a construction company, Studio
One Home Staging, an interior design company, and
Magnolia Manor, a property management company.

MC: What qualities in Barack Obama attracted you to
his campaign?
CR: He seems highly intelligent very intelligent
- very focused and very calm. It never seemed like David Cumming/ Alligator
he got really negative in the campaign. You know, he Across the Americas
seems like he respects people and their ideas, but the
biggest thing was hs message of change. I've voted Taylor Sincich traverses from one tree to another across the Plaza of the Americas on Wednesday afternoon.
Republican in the past, and I don't vote for a particular
party. I vote for whoever I feel will do the best job.
SEE OBAMA, PAGE 8


Board votes on Shands corporate structure expansion


A Wednesday vote by UF's Board of
Trustees increased the likelihood that UF nurs-
ing students will have new places to train.
The board voted unanimously to help com-
plete the corporate restructuring of Shands
Healthcare to make it easier for medical fa-
cilities to become partners with the not-for-


* Erving Walker
(left) and Walter
Hodge came up
with late 3-point-
ers to save UF
at Auburn on
Wednesday.
See Story,
Page 18.


profit company and opening up new training parent company to oversee all of the hospital's
grounds for students. subsidiary units, like
The bulk of the restructuring was approved UF Shands Jacksonville.
by Shands' board of directors late last year, but Administration Tim Goldfarb,
UF's trustees amended the corporate rules of Shands Healthcare
Shands at UF to make them compatible with CEO, said after the meeting that all major uni-
the new configuration, which established a versities with hospitals have already done so.


To read
more about
the State
of the City
address and
the Obama
essay contest
winner, visit
alligator.org.


Ind. money manager charged in ill-fated flight
CHATTAHOOCHEE, Fla. (AP) A daredevil money
manager whose run from ruin was halted when investiga-
tors interrupted his suicide attempt at a Florida campground
found his legal problems compounded Wednesday as author-
ities filed federal charges against him in the three-day ordeal.
U.S. Marshals tracked Marcus Schrenker, 38, to a north
Florida campground late Tuesday night, peeling back the flap
to his one-man tent to discover him in clouded consciousness
with blood-soaked arms, muttering the word "die."


Goldfarb said the new setup will let future
partners have more autonomy, but will not
change basic operations.
"It's paperwork, it's legal documentation,
it makes no difference in how we do day-to-
day business," he said.
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WHAT'S HAPPENING?
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Thursday, Jan. 15, 5 to 7 p.m.
Students are invited to learn
about the Warrington College
of Business and its related pro-
grams. Food will be served to
those who arrive at 5 p.m.

Reitz Union Board Entertainment
Presents Free Live Music
Today, 8 p.m., Orange & Brew
Featuring Rachel Goodrich,
Sweet City Action and Making
Eyes and the Toy Tambourine.

"No More Hamas" Student Rally
Today, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Peaceful demonstration against
Hamas on Turlington Plaza.

Demonstration for Gaza
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Agencies provide homeless with shelter from cold


John Lockett/ Alligator
John Miller, a Gainesville homeless man, gets ready for bed Wednesday night at the St. Francis House homeless
shelter on South Main Street.


* LOWS WILL HIT 20 BY
THE WEEKEND.

ByYVONNEAYALA
Alligator Contributing Writer

Local agencies are prepar-
ing extra shelter for homeless
people looking to get away
from the cold as tempera-
tures dip below freezing this
week.
"Anytime the tempera-
ture is 45 degrees or below,
we open up additional emer-
gency shelter, which allows
us to increase our numbers
above the normal 35," said
Kent Vann, executive direc-
tor at St. Francis House.
St. Francis House opened
its doors to more than 90
people this fall, and the shel-
ter expects more of a turnout
if temperatures drop to pre-
dicted record lows.
The agency provided
shelter for 92 people Tuesday
night.
"The number of home-
less people in Gainesville


has gone up 43 percent in
the past year alone," said Jon
DeCarmine, executive direc-
tor of the City of Gainesville/
Alachua County Office on
Homelessness.
The temperature early
Thursday morning is pre-
dicted to be 28 degrees,
dropping to 26 degrees early
Friday and 20 degrees by
Saturday, said Marie Trabert,
a meteorologist
Local at the National
News Weather Service
Forecast Office in
Jacksonville.
Other local agencies like
HOMEvan, a mobile outreach
unit of the St. Vincent de Paul
Society, is also helping.
HOMEvan handed out
100 blankets Tuesday night
and served about 400 meals
last week, said HOMEvan co-
ordinator Arupa Freeman.
"There's so many more
homeless people this winter
than last," she said. "Even
if you have 12 blankets, can
you imagine living outside in
that?"


STUDENT LIFE

No official campus events planned for inauguration


By JACQUELYN WEINER
Alligator Contributing Writer

Although UF has no official
plans to for President-elect Barack
Obama's inauguration Tuesday,
student groups will be holding
viewings and other events on cam-
pus.
Obama will take office as the
44th president of the United States
on Jan. 20 at noon.
"It's just not an event we
planned for," UF spokseman
Aaron Hoover said.
Hoover said he could not cite
a specific reason for the lack of a
university-sponsored celebration.


There are, however, other on-
campus options for celebrating the
historic event.
A screening of the inaugura-
tion, complete with free food, will
be held at the Orange & Brew. from
11 a.m. to 2 p.m., according to the
Reitz Union Web site.
If there is overflow, the inaugu-
ration may also be shown in room
282 of the Reitz Union, Hoover
said.
The Reitz Union is funded by
Student Government, according
to its Web site.
Eric Conrad, former co-chapter
coordinator for UF Students for
Barack Obama, said the celebra-


tion at the Orange & Brew will be
the place to be for student demo-
crats come Tuesday.

"I actually kind of find
that strange. I would think
that there would be a lot
more involvement and
awareness."
Katie Perez
UF advertising junior

"Some groups were trying to
plan stuff on their own, but as soon
as we knew the Reitz Union Board
was planning something, we


jumped on board," Conrad said.
Conrad said UF's decision not
to host additional screenings of
the noon-time inauguration is un-
derstandable and is "really more a
symptom of the timing."
In addition to the party at the
Orange & Brew, Jan. 20, 2009 was
deemed "Barack Obama Day" in a
Student Senate resolution passed
at the first meeting of the spring
semester.
Still, the inaugural efforts by
students and the university pale
in comparison to the enthusiasm
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"Inauguration is just telling people
what they already know."
Katie Perez, an advertising ju-
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much buzz about the event around
campus, but said she was sur-
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"I actually kind of find that
strange," she said. "I would think
that there would be a lot more in-
volvement and awareness."




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Woman arrested in stabbing

Argument over birthday leads to violence


By KATIE EMMETS
Alligator Writer

A Gainesville woman was ar-
rested on her birthday after turn-
ing herself in for stabbing her boy-
friend.
Alachua County Sheriff's Office
deputies arrived at Majestic Oaks
Apartments at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday
after receiving a call that a man
had been stabbed.
According to the ASO arrest
report, they saw a man lying on
the ground in the parking lot with


multiple stab wounds to his neck,
chest and back.
He was taken to Shands at UF
for treatment where
Local the medical staff said
News he had a punctured
lung and was put on
a ventilator, the re-
port stated.
Sherry Curtis, 23, contacted
the Combined Communications
Center and turned herself in five
hours after the search for her be-
gan.
When arrested, she told police
that her boyfriend did not agree


with her going out to celebrate her
birthday, but that she had gone
anyway.
Curtis told police she was run-
ning from the apartment when she
heard her boyfriend scream, "I'm
going to kill you."
She turned around, she said,
and he punched her in the face.
Curtis said she then grabbed a
broken beer bottle on the ground
and stabbed her boyfriend.
According to the report, Curtis
was arrested and charged with
aggravated battery with a deadly
weapon.


* MAN ON RTS BUS CHARGED WITH LEWD
OR LASCIVIOUS EXHIBITION.

A man was arrested Tuesday after two teenagers
reported to authorities that he was masturbating on a
city bus.
At about 8:25 a.m., a man walked onto RTS bus No.
6 and sat down between two girls, ages 15 and 17, who
were on their way to school.
According to the Gainesville Police Department ar-
rest report, the man asked one of the girls if she could
give him lotion.
After the girl put the lotion in his hand, the man put
his hands down his pants and began to touch himself
while the two underage girls were sitting on either side
of him.
The girls reported that he took his genitals out of his
sweatpants and continued to touch himself.


"When the girls got off, they reported the incident
to the school resource manager who contacted GPD,"
said GPD spokeswoman Summer Hallett. "We tracked
down the bus, and the man was still on it."
"When the girls got off, they reported the
incident to the school resource manager
who contacted GPD."
Summer Hallett
GPD spokeswoman

Robert Hill, 50, was arrested and charged with lewd
or lascivious exhibition.
Hill admitted to asking the girl for lotion, but he said
he did not touch himself inappropriately, Hallett said.
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on national tour
By KATIE EMMETS
Alligator Staff Writer

Award-winning actress Carol Bumett performed at the
Phillips Center for the Performing Arts Wednesday as part
of her national tour "Laughter and Reflection with Carol
Bumett."
For two and a half hours, Bumett answered questions from
the audience and played clips from "The Carol Bumett Show,"
her variety show on CBS that started in 1967.
"The most amazing thing in my career was having the show
on for 11 years," Bumett said.
The show, which featured actors and per-
formers including Ray Charles, Steve Martin
and Lucille Ball, was a smorgasbord of com-
edy sketches and musical performances.
Although the five-time Emmy Award-
winning actress acquired fame from stage
performances, television and movies, in-
cluding her role as Miss Hannigan in Annie,
Burnett Burnett said she didn't originally plan to be
an actress.
"I wanted to be a journalist," she told the audience of 5,000.
"I was the editor of my high school paper."
As a child, Burnett's grandmother took her to see a movie
starring James Stewart, who first inspired her.
Burnett met Stewart, who she referred to as "my love since I
was 3 years old," at the dawn of her acting career.
She confessed to publicly embarrassing herself when she
met him on his lunch break on his movie set.
"I didn't know what to say, so I said, 'Well, I guess it's time
to tie on the old feedbag," she said. "And then, I stepped off the
platform into a bucket of whitewash."
Bumett took questions from fans throughout the night.
One man in the audience asked, "Carol...your legs. They are
far from unattractive. What do you do to keep them so thin?"
Burnett replied, "I just don't let the hair grow too much."






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THURSDAY, JANUARY 15, 2009 U ALLIGATOR, 5


STUDENT GOVERNMENT

Parties vie for


official names
By LAUREN BAKER
Alligator Staff Writer
Ibaker@alligator.org

Although Student Government elections are more
than a month away, the rush to register student par-
ties began Monday.
Seven parties: Change, Gator, Orange and Blue,
Progress, Reform, Swamp and Unite have put their
names down so far, according to Supervisor of
Elections Dan Siegel.
Five turned in paperwork about 15 minutes after
the registration began at 9 a.m., he said.
"That's how it is every year," Siegel said.
He added that some party presidents camped out
starting at 8 a.m. to nab their name of choice.
Two people applied to use Unite and Swamp as
party names, he said.
As of 5 p.m. Wednesday, Siegel said the Swamp
Party name dispute has not been settled.
Student senators recently approved legislation
that gives first dibs to the party president who has
used the name in question at least once in the past
three semesters.
He said the number of parties registered is un-
usual.
"All of the party presidents are people who are
pretty active on campus and I think are maybe kind
of tired of the student party system," Siegel said,
adding they may be disappointed with the results
past parties have achieved.


Orange & Blue nominate McShera


By LAUREN BAKER
Alligator Staff Writer
Ibaker@alligator.org

Sen. Mark McShera will run for Student Body president
after the Orange and Blue Party nominated him Saturday.
McShera, who represents students in UF's College of
Liberal Arts and Sciences, said running on the executive
ticket is an exciting opportunity and hopes to broaden the
work of SG to reach the majority of students.
"Student Government's history certainly is exclusive
rather than inclusive, and I think Orange and Blue really at
its core will make Student Government respectable to the
average student," he said.


McShera, a UF history junior, said he began his involve-
ment with SG in fall of 2007.
As a senator, he helped increase representation for CLAS
in the Student Senate and aided in crafting an Amendment
2 resolution and negotiations between parties, he said.
McShera said he expects online voting and responsible
spending to be a big part of the Orange and Blue Party plat-
form, which will be released in the coming weeks.
If he wins, one issue McShera said he intends to push for
is switching UF's Webmail system to Gmail.
McShera says he expects to win and has distanced him-
self from past UF Student Body presidents.
"I think I am a lot more in touch with the average stu-
dent," he said.


Senate President to run with Unite Party


BY CHELSEA KEENAN
Alligator Contributing Writer

Student Senate President Jordan
Johnson announced Wednesday that he
will be running for Student Government
president this spring.
Although Johnson, who represents
District B, has represented the Gator
Party in the past, this election he has cho-
sen to run on a new party's ticket: the
Unite Party.
"The Unite Party was created to bring
people together," he said. "It offers stu-


dents something different."
Johnson, a UF economics senior, has
been involved with SG for two years.
He servedas the chairmanof the Senate
Budget and Appropriations Committee,
overseeing SG's $13.7 million budget, be-
fore becoming Senate president.
Johnson said he decided to run be-
cause he believes it is time for a positive
change.
"There has been a major division in
Student Government between parties
and politics," he said. "It's time to unite
and to work toward bipartisanship."


Johnson said students care about ef-
fectiveness and results, not petty bicker-
ing between student political parties.
"In order to implement change, it
must start from the top," he said.
He has yet to choose a vice president
and treasurer as his running mates.
He plans to start interviews next
week.
Johnson believes that he has a good
chance of winning the upcoming elec-
tion.
"Absolutely," he said. "But I don't ex-
pect to win without working hard."


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Editorial

Left in the cold

City's fairweather

policies need overhaul
As plummeting temperatures hit Gainesville this week,
securing a bed in area homeless shelters has become
a hotter commodity than the SG presidency.
The unforgiving chill of Tuesday evening saw more than
90 homeless people descend upon the St. Francis House for a
place to stay as the mercury dropped below 45 degrees.
So much for coming to Gainesville for the weather.
The Editorial Board has the utmost respect for the area
shelters working around the clock to meet the needs of
Gainesville's homeless population, but we must concede not
enough is being done to help them.
We aren't talking about UF students refusing to part with
their spare change or crossing the street to avoid confronta-
tion with a homeless person. Rather, we take issue with the
city for failing to deliver on its promises of a one-stop home-
less shelter for Gainesville a place with plenty of room that
can open its doors regardless of the weather.
Just because the temperature may be over 45 degrees
doesn't exactly bode for pleasant conditions on the street.
We urge the city of Gainesville to stop treating the home-
less as second-class citizens and move forward with their
plans to build a shelter. Give this ever-growing demographic
of our population a chance to reclaim their lives and break
free from the cyclical nature of their existence.
It's so easy to turn a blind eye but is it really so much
harder to make a difference?




Lotion in motion


When male genitalia
make an unpubli-
cized appearance
on the bus ride to school,
you know your morning can
only "go up" from there.
Suddenly that five-essay
exam in Advanced Lit. no
longer seems like the bane of
your existence.
On Tuesday morning, a
woman riding on an RTS bus
had the unfortunate luck of
obliging what appeared to
be one man's innocent re-
quest for a dollop of lotion.
While the Editorial Board
is hardly a bunch of prudes,
when we think lotion, we vi-
sualize moisturizing a pair
of dry hands or soothing
the razor burn from a hasty
shave.
Hardly the case.
This seemingly benign of-
fering had the same effect as
a full moon on a werewolf -
mild-mannered man became
instant wank bandit.


What did the woman get
in return? You don't wanna
know.
Perhaps it's time for the
Editorial Board to pass a hat
around the newsroom so we
can purchase the mystery
masturbator a bicycle to ride
around town.
Forget our nearly non-
existent wages, we'd rather
have the peace of mind
knowing we can take the bus
to class without sitting next
to a wanna-be Ron Jeremy
practicing for his next skin
flick.
There's no need to fear
him taking his dog and
pony show on two wheels
- hell, we'll place the call
to Guinness if he manages to
pull off such a stunt.
What? He masturbated
while riding his new bike?
And he ate a whole wheel of
cheese? How'd he do that?
Heck, we're not even
mad; that's amazing.


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Obama's bailout will be more of same


etter known as "the bailout," Congress passed the
$700 billion Troubled Assets Relief Program last
October. This program was widely criticized for
its sheer volume as it nearly doubled the federal deficit
for 2008.
People also wondered what else could be done with
$700 billion a figure higher than the gross domestic
product of Turkey.
What did we learn from this outrageous government
spending? Is it that we need to put an end to this excess?
Or maybe we should just put a stop to the regulation
and government interference that caused the economic
disaster in the first place?
Nope. We learned absolutely nothing from the bail-
out. In fact, President-elect Barack Obama is about to go
at it again.
Even though he's not the president yet, he's already
working with lawmakers to create an "economic stim-
ulus package" of $800 billion. Yes, you read that right
- $100 billion more than last year's federal bailout.
Insiders have estimated that this could push this year's
deficit spending up to about $2 trillion more than
double what it was in 2007.
The package includes about $300 billion in tax cuts
for the middle class and businesses, in addition to about
$500 billion in new spending on infrastructure, develop-
ment and renewable energy. The question is, would this
stimulate the economy? And does such a responsibility
fall on the government's shoulders?
Unfortunately, government spending and handouts
have proven largely ineffective at stimulating the econ-
omy. The $165 billion "stimulus package" last summer
that sent $600 checks to families did nothing to stop a


Johnathan Lott looming recession. And "govern-
letters@alligator.org ment spending" is usually just a
nice way of saying inefficient allo-
cation of resources.
Unless the spending is an equal or better allocation
of the money than it would be if the money were spent
by the people who earned it, the government spending
is actually hurting us. And I don't trust the same people
who run the DMV to properly allocate $800 billion.
Nothing about Obama's package or the one before it
makes any attempt to address the causes of our recession
in the first place. Government regulations which man-
dated low-income loans caused the housing bubble, and
the federally controlled Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac
undercut private competition to lead our financial sec-
tor into ruin. The federal bailouts set an ominous prec-
edent in which bad management is federally protected.
And so Obama's solution is more government spend-
ing.
This would be like stuffing your face with five
cheeseburgers. After that much meat and cheese, you're
probably going to feel sick and tired.
Most of us at this point would probably stop eat-
ing, but the federal government would do otherwise. It
would say that it is tired because it needs more energy,
and so to get that energy would eat another five cheese-
burgers. Hopefully after 10 servings, the government
will finally realize its mistake.
I was under the impression that Obama would bring
about change. Hopefully next week he'll change my
mind, but as of now I'm thoroughly disappointed.
Johnathan Lott is a political science and economics sopho-
more. His column appears on Thursdays.


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


Reader response
Today's question: "Do you have Monday's question: Do you have
any lotion I could borrow?" a fake ID?

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THURSDAY, JANUARY 15, 2009 U ALLIGATOR, 7


Letters to the Editor
Column ignores Americans
killed by terrorists
My letter is in response to
Naudia Jawad's blatantly terror-
sympathetic column entitled
"Is there life for detainees af-
ter Gitmo?" in Wednesday's
Alligator.
Therein, she states that any
glimpse we get into the world
of the prison at Guantanamo
Bay shows harmless, "subdued"
men who just mope around or sit
against fences.
Jawad goes on to say, "They
certainly don't seem like mur-
derous masterminds..." While I
must admit I'm impressed with
her clairvoyance and insight into
the minds of men at an institution
so far away from her, I have huge
problems with her facts and her
position.
Photographs and forensic
evidence like fingerprints and
DNA have linked 61 previously
released detainees from Gitmo
to recent terror activity, accord-
ing to Pentagon spokesman Geoff
Morrell. This number is up from
37 as of March of 2008.
So much for their alleged in-
nocence.
Next, Jawad belittles a terror
suspect trained in the art of mak-
ing detonators out of Sega video
game cartridges, saying, "If his
little terrorist buddies are as bad
as he is, Guantanamo must be a
horrid place indeed."
Yes, it is a horrid place. Perhaps
she's never had a friend who was
killed by a remote-detonated
device. I have, and I take great
offense to your unprofessional
and irresponsible prattle about a
subject in which you are not well
versed.
Finally, this "local gang,"
as she calls them, would never
have been "rounded up" if 2,974
American civilians had not been
executed by their "alleged" affili-
ates in 2001.
Josh Jenkins
UF alumnus




Commission's proposition
doesn't spell prohibition
The proposition concerning
the limit of underage students in
bars is a good thing in my opin-
ion.
After all, what is the law for?
It is already illegal to give alcohol
to minors, and it is obvious that
the bars and underage students
are unable to police themselves.
If the city can no longer afford
to pay for Party Patrol manpow-
er, then a law that would allow
the police to spend less is the next
logical step.
I am only 20, but it seems ri-
diculous that anyone could be
upset at the city's wishes to bal-
ance the budget.
Matthew White
2LS





8, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, JANUARY 15, 2009


GRU solar feed-in tariff

endorsed by Hanrahan


ADDRESS, from page 1

completion date for the fire station is
May 2010. Both the building and the
truck will be built to green standards.
Hanrahan discussed environmental-
ism, pointing to Gainesville's acceptance
of Wild Spaces, Public Places as a sign of
Gainesville's commitment to combat cli-
mate change.
Gainesville Regional Utilities has also
helped make Gainesville more environ-
mentally sound, she said.
GRU's proposed solar feed-in tariff,
which would pay citizens for their excess
solar power, met praise from environ-
mental organizations around the world.


"I'm very pleased with the environ-
mental issues she brought up," said Kali
Blount, a community advocate who at-
tended the address. "That's getting us
out of the Stone Age."
After pointing out Gainesville's dedi-
cation to diversity, Hanrahan spoke out
against an amendment that will be put
before the citizens on May 24. The pro-
posed amendment would remove anti-
discriminatory protections for public
workers.
"[It] would mark Gainesville, wrong-
ly, as a place willing to tolerate intoler-
ance," Hanrahan said.
For additional information from the city
of Gainesville, go to www.alligator.org


Mayor Pegeen Hanrahan delivers the 2009 State of the City address at the
Hippodrome State Theatre on Wednesday.


Winner worried she'd been Punk'd


OBAMA, from page 1


MC: How does Barack Obama inspire you?
I said in the essay he gave me hope that
the coming years would be better. The eco-
nomic situation especially affects all of us.
The housing industry has been hurting for
a while in Gainesville. We've been feeling it
for a couple of years, but it's just now get-
ting where people are noticing it in the banks
and Wall Street and retail. I think all of that
stems from the housing market. When I build
a house, I put hundreds of people to work.
That trickles down to hundreds of suppliers
and hundreds of manufacturers that make
our products. That's one of the problems
with the economy. I've built one house in
one-and-a-half years. That's what gives me
hope: Finally, someone's going to get in there
and take care of the changes that need to be
done. He may not be able to do it this year or
next because of the economy, but I think that
it will eventually get taken care of. The guy's
got a lot on his shoulders. I don't know why
anyone would want to be president, but I'm
glad he does.
MC: What was your initial reaction when
you found out you won a ticket to the inaugu-
ration?
CR: Right when they called, I thought,
"Hmmm. What's going on?" The guy on the
phone said, "We're trying to narrow them (the
essay entries) down," and I said, "OK. Maybe
I'm in the running." I thought my boyfriend
had put someone up to trick me. I said to the
guy, "I hope I'm not being Punk'd." I'm still
surprised in my essay because it's very short.
I didn't even realize it was an essay. It was
just a thought that I had about my situation,
and I guess it's what they were looking for
because it really did come from the heart.
MC: If you had to name one fault in
Obama, what would it be?
CR: He wants there to be a playoff (laughs).


I think we know the winner and who's No. 1
- it's the Gators.
As far as some of his other things, I'm not
really involved in Washington politics at all.
I never went into this automatically thinking
that I was going to support Barack Obama. I
did try to get onto his Web site
Local so I could be a little knowledge-
News able, but it's really impossible
for someone like me, in Florida,
working every day, to know everything that's
going on in Washington. I was always getting
these e-mails saying that Obama is bad, and
that he voted for this or against that. And then
I look at the actual bills, and they have all of
these attachments and add-ons that most
people don't even realize exist. I just have to
vote for the person who I feel the most com-
fortable with, who agrees with me. With John
McCain, I thought he was a wonderful man
and a great public servant. I believe he would
have tried to do the best job possible, but for
some reason, I didn't see him as our leader,
the president, but as a politician trying to get
the next job up the ladder, you know? And
the issue of him being black wasn't an issue
for me. I'm glad we have our first black presi-
dent. I'll be glad when we elect a woman,
but really I just want the best leader whether
they're white, black, male or female.
The Winning Essay
"I'm a single woman who has been
building homes for over 18 years. I've sup-
ported myself and have been able to help
out my mother from time to time. Now I
find myself wondering how much longer I
can hold on and be able to pay my bills and
keep the doors open for business. Barack
gives me hope. Hope that 2009 will truly
bring change to Americans who find them-
selves in this mess with me."
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10, ALLIGATOR T THURSDAY, JANUARY 15, 2009


SPresidential tradition


boardrooms to bedrooms

ASHLEY ROSS AVENUE WRITER
Well, ladies and gentlemen, and Obama were getting too
the time has finally come. In less close. I know she was a big sup-
* than a week, Bush is out of office. porter during the campaign, but
Critics might allege that he de- come on, seriously? He can do
stroyed our economy, started two way better.
9 wars and even failed to correctly If he were going to go after
pronounce the word nuclear on someone, it would definitely not
a regular basis. But he succeeded be Oprah. Obama may be the
in one area-he is leaving the Kennedy of our time, but there
White House without a sex scan- is no modern-day comparison to
* dal on his record. Marilyn Monroe. Her legacy will
As detrimental to our govern- reign forever. So, who would it
ment as the Clinton-Lewinsky be?
9 scandal was, we all secretly Let's think diva. Beyonce
know it was nice to hear that could be a good match. Her cara-
the president was just a regular mel skin and hip-shaking abili-
9 guy in need of some "sexual re- ties could definitely earn her
lations." some playtime in the oval office.
* So, with a new president tak- Her talent is a plus, too. You
ing office, are we in for any juicy know you'd be turned on if
sexual controversies? It's been Beyonce sang "Happy Birthday"
Sa while since any groundbreak- to you. But then again, even the
ing government gossip has been secret service might not be able
spilled. to stop a scorned Jay-Z. Perhaps
9 Sure, Sarah bootylicious isn't
Palin's teenage So with a new the best choice.
Daughter got Maybe some-
knocked up, but president tak one more excit-
that was hardly office, are ing would be
* entertaining, we in for any juicy sexual better, like the
Of course controversies? )) newly single
there was Eliot Britney Spears.
* Spitzer, the gov- According to
ernor of New York, who could MTV's "For the Record," she's
have pulled the country out of not as crazy as we all thought,
Sour economic deficit with all the and I'm sure K-Fed wouldn't
money he spent on prostitutes, mind either. Obama is just the
Sbut still, not outrageous enough. womanizer she's been looking
Barack Obama has often been for.
called the John F. Kennedy of our But he could just skip the di-
g time. He's young, good-looking, vas and go straight to an actress.
has a beautiful family and speaks Halle Berry anyone?
for new America. But JFK's re- She was the first African
S cord wasn't quite as clean (sexu- American woman to win best
ally) as Bush's. actress, and he's the first African
I'm sure you've all heard American president; they'd be
it: The sultry voice of sex icon the perfect history making cou-
Marilyn Monroe singing "Happy ple!
* Birthday Mr. President." Well, Maybe she'd rip out her cat-
let's just say she gave him more woman costume and play dress
than a song for his birthday. up for Mr. President.
S Kennedy isn't the only U.S. Or maybe he'd be even more
president who sought out a mis- scandalous and go for a younger
tress, though. Wilson, Roosevelt lady like Rihanna, who could
and Eisenhower all carried on il- easily seduce Obama on a rainy
licit relationships. day in Washington D.C.
5 There were even rumors that I'm sure she'd have no prob-
Jefferson fathered the child of lem inviting Obama to stand un-
one of his African-American der her umbrella.
S slaves. Let's just hope, for the coun-
And just to clarify, though try's sake, that if there is a first
Deep Throat sounds like a strip- mistress in the making, it doesn't
Super name, Watergate had noth- create a national uproar.
ing to do with sex. America is already dealing
S So, if the Obamas are the with a war and a crumbling
supposed reincarnation of the economy. We don't need an im-
Kennedys, it seems as though we peachment on our hands, too.
9 might have a sex scandal on our After all, we all know-and
hands in the next four years. I think even Joe Six-Pack would
I recently saw the cover of a agree-that every now and then
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12, ALLIGATOR" THURSDAY, JANUARY 15, 2009


Strip club enhances


party conversation

ERIK VOSS AVENUE WRITER
I'm on a mission to be more ap- Eventually she revealed her in-
proachable. The rare, 20-second con- tentions a lap dance, paid for by
versations at parties are really get- my friends and she led me to a
ting disheartening, especially when curtained booth in the back.
they end with, "You're blocking the While waiting for her to prepare,
keg." I read signs on the walls of the booth
So to break the ice, I dove in warning against having an orgasm.
headfirst: live adult entertainment. I found this interesting for two rea-
Clothing is always awkward for me, sons: One, I found something in
so perhaps by talk- common between
ing to people not Maybe I should've pulled a strip club and a
wearing any, I'll the leash on my sexual church; and two,
gain some perspec- fantasies when they I had no idea men
tive. started involving had any control
Also, naked Broadway musical ff over that sort of
women! numbers thing, especially
The venue's in- with topless erotic
terior had a more practical design dancers grinding on their crotches.
than I predicted. I was expecting a The lap dance was fun, but
big spectacle with strobe lights and quiet. If there was a conversation,
a bubble machine, but instead I saw no words were involved only
simpler transaction: sexy women a few developments down south.
dance while men stare at them. You're probably supposed to just
I suppose that makes sense. enjoy it and forget that the dancer
Maybe I should've pulled the leash is a human being, but a big part of
on my sexual fantasies when they me wanted to know who was really
started involving Broadway musical "behind the G-string."
numbers. My mind raced with: "Do you
I found myself focusing more on feel weird that guys just stare at
my hot wings than the dancers. At you?" and "I bet you find sex pretty
one point, I looked over and saw boring, huh?" But then, five minutes
that one of them had slipped into were up. She said she had to get
a seat next to me, which had been back. I blinked and said thanks.
mysteriously vacated. She noticed No orgasm, thank God.
the chicken graveyard. I'm not sure if I'm more ap-
"Do you like to eat meat?" she proachable now, post-lap dance. I
asked provocatively, staring me di- know my friends had to pay some-
rectly in the eyes. Subtlety, it seems, one to approach me. But hey, if I can
doesn't make money. handle a stripper, party talks should
"Yes," I responded. Sexy, I know. be easy, right?


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Goodrich kicks off free concerts

HENRY TAKSIER AVENUE WRITER


Singer-songwriter Rachel Goodrich isn't fond of
planning ahead. She said her debut album, "Tinker
Toys," had no direction whatsoever.
"It all came together on its own at the last min-
ute," she said. "We just see how it untangles and
works out."
She said her brain is constantly thinking of ran-
dom things, and her songs are a way of letting it
out. She has no idea what her shows will be like
until she plays them.
"It's not like we rehearse," she said. "We don't
get together or plan it out or have any structure in
mind. Expectations suck."
Goodrich, 24, will perform Thursday at Orange
and Brew in the Reitz Union. The free show,
sponsored by the Reitz Union Board Live Bands
Committee, begins at 8:30 p.m.
The show is part of the Reitz Union Board's
Local Brew series and features two other bands:
Sweet City Action and Making Eyes and the Toy
Tambourine.
Adriana Alminana, director of the Reitz Union
Board's bands committee, described Goodrich's
music as "indie rock with a fun, whimsical flare."
"She's a unique performer with a great live
show," Alminana said. "You can go there and
know you'll have a great time."
Goodrich not only sings, but also plays guitar,
percussion, ukulele, piano, banjo, kazoo and auto-
harp. She loves anything with strings and hopes to
learn violin someday.
"Tinker Toys" is "just a lighthearted, dark
carnival kind of scene," she said. "Very playful.
Everything is creepy but you know they mean
well."
Goodrich said she was a quiet kid. Inspired by
Walt Disney and Dr. Seuss, she drew sketchy char-
acters with scratchy faces before she ever created
music.
Growing up in Miami Beach, she was sur-


rounded by bright colors, diverse
people and new construction.
She spent a few years studying
music at Santa Fe College before
she dropped out.
In Gainesville, Goodrich loved
to camp near natural springs and
wander the forests late at night.
"The land is definitely inspir- Goodrich
ing," she said.
One time, when it was freezing cold, she and
her friends got lost in the forest. Unable to see, they
hoped to find their way out by lighting a shirt on
fire.
"Some dude picked us up," she said. "We were
riding in his truck and there was something clunky
underneath our seats.
"We were wondering if it was a dead body
or something. He ended up dropping us off in a
neighborhood. Thank God."
Goodrich said "little adventures" are among
her eclectic sources of inspiration.
"Sometimes when you stare at someone too
long, their face kind of morphs into something
else," she said. "That sort of inspires me."
Other inspiration comes from books she reads,
including the Chronicles series by Bob Dylan and a
famous rock documentary called "The Last Waltz."
Her musical influences include the Beach Boys and
the Grateful Dead.
Goodrich said she likes to stay true to herself.
Some of her songs are blunt like "Little Brass
Bear."
Goodrich's show will have some songs from
"Tinker Toys" and others her band has yet to re-
lease.
"It's a lovely thing to be able to do what you
want to do and have fun with it," she said. "I just
want to see what happens, you know, that's the
whole thing."


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A For Rent
S furnished

No Deposit/No Fees!!!
$490/bed ALL INCLUSIVE
<1 mi from UF! Huge 24hr gym!
free tanning,freeHBO/showtime
*Oxford Manor*(352) 377-2777
these apts kick other apts in the teeth
4-22-72-1

Need Roommates? Furniture?
No Fees to Sign!
Inclusive 3's-$540, 4's-$479;
HUGE 2/2.5 Townhomes at $520/person.
FREE UF PARKING!
FREE Cable, Tanning, Alarms, W/D,
24hr Gym, Pool, Tennis, BBall
336-3838 TheLandingsUF.com
Great Bus Route! 2 Miles to UF
4-22-72-1

Prrr...Woof!
Rates from $699*FREE Cable
Huge 1,2,&3 Beds*W/D in unit*
Waived Move-in Fees!
Free Tanning! 372-8100
4-22-72-1


1, 2, 3, 4BR Apts.
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4-22-72-1

ONE month FREE rent plus more $$!!!
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Interested in a 4/4? Receive $300!!
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and NO SIGNING FEES!!
352-271-3131
4-22-72-1

The Crossing at Santa Fe
$484 $509 Gets you all this!
Furnished, Free Ethernet, Free Cable &
Utilities, W/D, Events,
Roommate Matching! 379-9300
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$IGN AND GET CA$H BACK!
$400 CA$H OR CREDIT
PRICES START FROM $466
MOVE IN FEES ONLY $99
www.LexingtonCrossingUF.com
CALL NOW! (352) 373-9009
4-22-72-1

WE HAVE YOUR ROOMMATES!

Minutes from UF 2/1 and 4/2 Condos
available by the bedroom starting at only
$375/mo. Includes furnished unit ,Cable
with HBO,5 bus routes, Scooters and more!
SHORT TERM OK**Call 352-377-6700.
www.ucommonscondos.com 4-22-72-1

CasablancaWestcondonearUF&Shands;easy
access;2bdr/2.5bath;allfurnished/allinclusive;
great for student/fam.; only $975/mo; 1st mo
rent free. Leasing options available; ready to
move in! Call Ed 305-972-6432 1-30-08-56-1

THE BEST SPRING SPECIALS
All inclusive w/free roommate matching
Move in for ONLY $99
4/4 @ $399
3/3 @ $429
2/2 @ $549
Lexington Crossing 373-9009
4-22-72-1

Windsor Park. 2BR/2BA Furnished Unit.
New W/D. Clubhouse, fitness and business/
computer center. Cable/Internet incl. $525/
ea. room obo. 305-788-5681/Windsor515@
gmail.com. 2-4-08-38-1


For Rent
furnished

Best All Inclusive Rate In Town!!
We will find you a roommate!
3/3's start at $543 and 2/2's start at $633
Incl. Utilities, Cable & Internet
Call Now: 352-374-3866
4-22-72-1


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

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 UF/VA. Non-
smoking professionalonly. Utils, internet, cable
TV, &garage. Kitchen&laundryavail. $525/mo.
Call 219-3410 1-21-08-8-1

- Furnished. 1 br/1 ba, WindsorPark. 2 mito UF,
$ 825/mo. Available Feb 1/09. Elec, cab.tv, in-
ternet, gym, pool, washer/dryer, walk in closet.
Basketball, .soccer & tennis courts. 305-408-
4330 orc2000_1@msn.com 1-15-09-8-1


2 ROOMS
one$90/p/w, one $100 p/w. Full cable +TV For
details & info 352-262-6748 1-21-10-1

ROOMFORRENT$500/MO
Allutilsincl.NearSFC,OaksMall&UF786-325-
7941 1-21-09-10-1

Furnished lbr/lba to rent in beautiful
2/2 Apt,Hawthorne Reserve-5min bus from
UF.Apt renovated a yr ago w/washer,dryer,
high speed internet,cab tv,pool,bbq area,
fitness,tennis.$700/mo everything included.
Avail now until end of semester. 415 609 6322
anasical@ufl.edu 1-15-4-1

1 room in beautiful 2BR/1 BAdowntown 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
1-23-09-10-1

**Cypress Pointe** $450.00-$500.00
2 Rooms available immediately for rent in 3/2
Townhouse near Oaks Mall. On 20 bus route
Leasedurationisnegotiable. PetsOK.Call305-
710-5718orfernando.nin@gmail.com 1-16-09-
5-1

Beautiful1/1 availableina2/2atCabanaBeach,
Feb-July, Feb rent free, $614 includes every-
thing,otherroomvacant, furnished, plasmaTV,
with W/D, gym, gated, nearbusstop. Call Judy
954-682-9738 oremailatjudy.vasquez@g mail.
com for more info. 1-26-7-1

For Rent
unfurnished

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

TWO BLOCKS TO UF!
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


For Rent
unfurnished

1, 2, &3 BR- Live Life Big!
*Available Today & August!
* HUGE Floorplans! Pets Loved!
*1BR $655 & 2BR $755 3BR $889
* Bike to UF/Shands 335-7275
4-22-08-72-2

Want Specials? Want Location?
Perfect Downtown Apts with 1 month free!
Low move-in fees*FREE Parking
W/D*Alarms*Pool*Wood Floors
www.arlingtonsquare.org
Move-in TODAY! 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 & 2 BRs Now & August!
* Quiet, Convenient, Affordable
* 1 BR $560 ** 2 BR $639
* Walk/Bike to UF/Shands
* Pets OK 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 4-22-08-72-2

Available TODAY & Jan!
2/1.5 900 sq. ft.-$651
Townhome! Washer/dryer!
Dishwasher! We love Pets!
No move-in fees!!
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 4-22-08-72-2

No deposit, No move-in fees!!!
Huge 1/1's 2/2's 3/3's
<1 mi from UF! Giant 24hr gym
FREE tanning/FREE cable
*Oxford Manor* (352) 377-2777
These apts kick other apts in the teeth
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 12-11-171-2

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

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


For Rent
unfurnished

COBBLESTONE
Luxury Townhomes
Private Dog Park!
Free Cable
Gated, Garages, Gorgeous!
Immediate Move-in
Specials!
(352)377-2801
4-22-72-2

1&2BRSAVAILABLENOW!NOMOVE-INFEES!
1/1- 750 SQ FT $699
2/2- 1007 sq ft for $799 or $899 for brand new
& w/d. Water & Sewer Included!
Call Today! 352-376-2507
4-22-08-72-2

Amenities You Want!
Huge 1,2,&3 Beds *Hot tub
FREE Cable w/HBO & Water
W/D in each unit!*Free Tanning!
We love pets: 372-8100
4-22-72-2

1,2,&3BRSPACIOUSHomesAvailableNOW!!
No Move-in Fees!
1/1 Loft (very unique)-$649 1/1 Flat (800 sq ft)-
$699,2/2 foronly $769,3/2 for only $899-$969
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

***PARKING***
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!
AMAZING DEALS!
1, 2, & 3 bdrms, W/D
Gated, Pet friendly,
Immediate Move-in Specials
(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

Sweet Deals Now!
1,2,3 Beds from $699!
Pet friendly*W/D in Unit
Free Cable w/HBO & Water
Low 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


For Rent
unfurnished

THREE BLOCKS TO UF!
2br/lba 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 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 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, IncludesCable&lnternet
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!
1 brs 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


Gator Championship Special

Sign a lease and get up to $1,800 cash
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*
4-22-08-72-2







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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

OOWOODLAND 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

WALK TO UF -AVAILABLE NOW& FALL
1 BR/$495 to $999/mo
2BR/2.5BA $1499/mo
Gore Rabell Real Estate
378-1387 Gore-Rabell.com
4-22-08-72-2

WALK 2 BLOCKS TO UF
2b,lb 1 block MidTown 2 Car Decals,
WiFi-lnternet Washer & Dryer. Sm pet ok.
Jan-July 204 NW 18 St Manny 317 4408
1-30-08-18-2

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
On 1 website: www.LiveNearCampus.com
Photos & Virtual Tours for 100 apts near UF
Studios $610+ 1BR $679+ 2BR $839+
3BR $650/br+ 4BR $479/br 352-376-6223
4-22-72-2

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

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/1BA 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 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 route to main campus. New paint and
2parkingspaces. Rentis$750amonth plus$ 0
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
2BRhome.$700/mo.352-378-9220or213-3901
1-20-09-10-2

FREE SCOOTER
when you sign a one year lease. Near UF,
3BR/2BA+ Office, fenced, pets OK, lawn care
manyextras.$1650/mo. 1003 NW22nd St.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

1BRapt.w/pvtgated courtyard located in small
proffesionalcomplex@3320SW23dSt.Single,
mature applicants only. New carpet. $575.00/
mo small pets ok @ $25.00/mo 352 377-2150
Please leave a msg. 1-21-09-10-2

4BED3BATHHOUSEFORRENTSTART1NGAUG
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

**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,nicearea mi
toUF.2816WUnivAve.$1500/mo orcandivide
into 3/2 for $1200/mo. Pool service extra376-
6183, 352-327-2931 1-21-09-10-2


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


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


1 BR/1 BA 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


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


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

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.216 SW3rdAve$680/mth
Call 371-3260 1-26-09-10-2

AVAILABLE AUGUST 1
4BR/2BA nice, large house. Hot tub, fenced
yard,washer/dryerprovided,341 3NW8thAve.
$1625/mo.Screened backporch,otherhouses
available.Call339-2342formoreinfo. 1-23-09-
9-2

1 Roominbeautiful2BR/1 BAdowntowncondo.
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
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*2/1 House w/ Big Yard*
4 Blocks to UF, HW Floors
Pet Friendly, Outdoor Kennel
352-375-8256
4-22-68-2

*2/1 Apt, 4 Blocks to UF*
Central AC, No Tow Parking,
Pet Friendly, $700/mo
352-375-8256
4-22-68-2

*2/1 Apt, 1000 SF*
Island Kitchen, WD hookups
Centr. AC, Pet Friendly $700/mo
352-375-8256
4-22-68-2

2BR/1BA upstairs, hardwood floors, freshly
painted, new kitchen floor, free month. 1 block
from O'Connell Center, just off UniversityAve.
$590/mo 727-697-3110 1-16-09-4-2

WOODSIDEVILLASoffTowerRd. 7200SW8th
Ave.2BR/1BA+bonusroom&diningarea.1072
sqft.Vaulted ceiling,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.
$395/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
1-27-10-2

Cute & Funky upstairs loft behind Leonardo's
706,six blocksto UF/downtown .Available now!
Short lease possible. $450/mo
(352)338-7670 or shepley@cozygator.com
Others places listed at www.cozygator.com
1-21-09-5-2

Cute &Clean Vintage 4bd/2.5ba house behind
Applebee's. Bike to UF. Wood floors, CH/AC,
W/D, fans, blinds. Huge rooms!Available now!
907 NW 1ithAve. $1150/mo. cozygator@bell-
south.net 352-338-7670 1-21-09-5-2

2 bed / 1 bath apartment avail in quadplex.
1037 NW41 stAve. WD hookups, dishwasher,
central heat and air. New carpet, paint. Nice
unit!Sorry, nopets.Call352-375-5250ore-mail
glenn.primack@gmail.com 1-21-5-2

Spacious 1Br/1Ba in Gatornest Apartments.
$585/mo. Petswelcome!Walkingdistancetoall
midtown bars and only 2 blocks from the sta-
dium!! Call now-386-316-5777 1-22-09-6-2

Bike/bus to UF. New Condo at Chase Hollow.
1150 sq ft. Lv rm, dng rm, 2 bedrms, 3 baths
& porch. Tile 1st fl, carpet 2nd fl. Rent $1150.
PIs call 407-497-9024
1-23-09-7-2

AVAILABLE AUGUST 1
4BR/3BA large house with large bedrooms.
House only 4 yrs old. Fireplace, washer/dryer
provided, vaulted ceilings. 2108 NW8th Court.
$1575/mo. Call 339-2342 fordirections. 1-23-
09-7-2

AVAILABLE AUGUST 1
4BR/2BA, nice modern house on large private
lot. Fireplace,washer/dry provided. $1425/mo.
2606NW34thSt.Petsok.Deck,lotsoftrees.Call
339-2342 1-23-09-7-2

2 story 2 bdrm 2 bth townhome w/firplace in
ShellRockVillas.NiceareaclosetoUF,OaksMall
and bus stop. $625 mo plus security dep. Call
Ms. Mitchell (678) 642-1223 1-21-09-5-2

$313/month! Jan rent free-$125 @ sign-
ing. Bus rt 13, <1 mile to UF, quiet complex,
great roommates.pets welcome. No move in
fees. Nice apt, close to UF, Butler Plaza, 75,
Shands, and VA. Emily 704-223-0423 1-16-
09-3-2


3BR/1BA,carport,W/Dhook-up,fencedinyard.
Sec. 8 Available. Call for info 352-224-5693
1-21-5-2

Priced like apt, feels like a house. Spacious
2BR/1BA duplex, close to downtown. Eat-in
kitchen, screened porch, fenced yard, W/D hk-
ups,bigtrees,hugecarport. Immaculateinside
& out. Available now $645/mo 352-378-4684
1-21-5-2

Available Soon!! 2/BR 1/BA house w/
fencedyard.Biketo UF/AGH/Shands. Can ne-
gotiate pets. $695/mo 115 SE 9th ST. Drive by
thencall352-538-131 0or352-538-1329.1-23-
09-6-2

Available Now!! A cozy 2/BR 1/BA stone
cottage w/ office. Bike to UF/AGH/Shands.
Some petsok. $795/mo303SE 8th ST. Drive by,
thencall352-538-13100or352-538-1329 1-23-
09-6-2

AVAILABLE AUGUST 1
Largehouse4BR/2BA,largebedroomsandlarge
living room, privacy fence, pets ok. Washer/
dryerprovided.$1400/mo2100NW8thCt.Call
339-2342 1-23-09-6-2

AVAILABLE AUGUST 1
Nice house 3BR/1 BA, hardwood floors, porch,
washer/dryerprovided,Very private backyard,
detached garage. $1125/mo 924 NW9th Ave.
Call 339-2342 1-23-09-6-2

Luxury! No Fees!
On Bivens Arm Nature Preserve
Inclusive 2's, 3's, and 4's
MASSIVE 2/2.5 Townhomes!
W/D and Microwaves in Every Unit
Free Cable, Tanning, Alarms, Pool
336-3838 TheLandingsUF.com
Great Bus Route! 2 Miles to UF
4-22-63-2

$375 month..lrm in 4bdrm/4bth apt..female
student ideal..near uf/shands..call Drew
561-716-1240orrongo66@msn.com 1-22-09-
5-2

LARGE AFFORDABLE CONVENIENT
Serious students upgrade into private condo
2BR/2BAvaulted ceilings, breakfast bar,tile,car-
pet,smoke-free,laundryroom,fenced backyard.
$675. SW. 374-4216 appt. 2-12-09-20-2

1 BR/1 BAVintageapt3 blocksto UF$495/mo
112 NW9th St.
*2BR/1 BA Charming vintage house,fenced,
shed. $650/mo Pets okay. 3406 NW21st St.
514-6281 1-22-09-5-2




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

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


$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 Room in beautiful 2BR/1BA downtown
condo. Vaulted ceilings, skylights, Italian
style floors, close to library, UF, Shands &
shopping. $450/mo month-to-month. Pets
ok. Walk to popular spots & downtown festi-
vals. 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

Female needed to take over a lease on a 3/2
furnishedflatinGreenwichGreen.Rentis$383/
mo+ utilitiesand includeswirelessinternet and
cable. W/D in apt. January rent is free. E-mail
kmel397@ufl.edu 1-21-5-3

Furnished 1/1 in2/2aptforsubleaseinLexington
Crossing.Need male roommate. Utilitiesinclud-
ed.JanuaryFree.$500/month(Originally$557).
AvailforJan17toAug7.Contact:352-872-8329
orywpark@ufl.edu 1-15-1-3

Jan.FREEatRoyalVillage.Movein NOWanden-
joy reduced rent of$400/mo.AII utls incl. Room
infemale4/2. Freetan, gym, park. CallMichelle
@239-405-1491 ormichro@ufl.edu. 1-23-09-
6-3


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. 1-21-09-
13-4

Master BD w/ Private Bath
in 4BD/3BA house off NW 16thAve. DW W/D,
Cox cablew/networked i-net, new carpet, ceil-
ing fans. No cats/dogs$450 incl utils328-4995
1-15-10-4

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

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

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


2 FemaleroommatesNS/NDtoshare a new4/2
house in a quiet neighborhood 3 mi. Wofl-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 3th.own private bathrooms. Master
bedroom $419 a month, other room $387 a
month. Call (717) 434-0991 1-15-5-4


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
1-23-09-10-4

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

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

1BD/1 BA avail NOW in 2/2.5 condo near UF.
Furnished, W/D, pool, open parking, on 4 bus
rts.$400/mo+1/2 utils.CallChris561-445-9034
2-6-09-17-4

HANDYMAN NEEDEDDisc4wkShare2/2MH
Furn rm avail now $200 N/R dep. $400/mo;
$100/wk incl util. 2 wk adv. laun/cook svc avail
N/A, N/S, N/D.Cara+30day notice2vacate.Nr
bus/shops Sm caged pet ok 331-0762 1-20-
4-4

Furnished 1 Bd in 2 Bd/1 Bath Condo across
fromUFJan-May2 (optional). BusRtsPoolGym
Free Parking Much More $500 incl utilities& in-
ternetcall Helen 772-631 -5430formoredetails
1-16-09-3-4




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
3Blksto UF. 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

AlachuaCounty- Big block home. Nice country
location. 4BR/2BA, 2-car garage, pool. Needs
work.35yrsold. $90K/OBO.Appraised$190K.
Financing possible. Call 727-939-1864 1-28-
09-10-5


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

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

QUEEN SIZE FUTON BED
60x80 solid wood maple,
coral,teal and cream print.
$150.00.353-332-5890.
1-29-09-10-6




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








COmPUTERB
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







16, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, JANUARY 15, 2009


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

NEW ROAD BIKES $250
Ok Gainesville, you asked for it! A new afford-
able roadbike for less than $300. Head to the
Schwinn Shop @ 1225 WUniv.-2 doors down
fromLeonardo's& leave happy! 352-427-6666
1-22-5-9





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

The Book Bush Does Not Want YOU to
Open:


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*****
WHY PAY MORE? YOU COULD PAY LESS!
300+ vehicles @ wholesale prices 338-1999
4-22-08-72-12

All Vehicles Must Go!
Liquidation Sale Special
60 Days Payoff on Cash Vehicles
(Payoff time negotiable)
Sun CityAuto 352-338-1999 4-22-09-62-12


"Diary From the Dome: Reflections on Over 250 Vehicles Will Be Sold At
Fear and Privilege During Katrina" Wholesale Prices to the Public
Including Cars, Trucks, Vans & SUVs
(Amazon, etc.) 1-15-09-1-10 Sun City Auto 352-338-1999 4-22-09-62-12


00000* 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 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 NW13thStreet 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


Bring Your W-2 and Ride Home Today
Why Wait for Your Refund?
File Your Taxes Here and
Drive Off in Your Vehicle
Sun City Auto 352-338-1999 4-22-09-62-12

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No Credit Check
All Vehicles $0 Down
Buy Here Pay Here
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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! Contact219-6948. 1-16-08-74-13

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.


Volunteers Wanted Horses
Helping People is seeking
volunteers for therapy and
horseback riding program. Visit
horseshelpingpeople.org for info. 1-21-5-13


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

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
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Bring this Ad and Earn an
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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

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.

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 re-
sume to 352-378-4156.* 1-30-08-21-14


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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

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

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 & minoritiesare encouragedto apply. If
anaccommodation duetoadisability isneeded
toapply,call(352)392-4621 orTDD1-800-955-
8771. 1-20-09-10-14

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
req foremp.VolunteerswelcomeContactSally
352-384-1155; st23@cox.net
1-21-09-10-14


WEB DEVELOPERS & COMPUTER
CONSTULTANTS: UFCenterforlnstructional
TechnologyandTraining.Webdevelopersmust
befamiliarwith Dreamweaver, CSS,XHTM Land
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 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

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

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

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

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

SUMMER IN MAINE
Males and females.
Meet new friends! Travel!
Teach your favorite acitivity


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Waterski
Gymnastics
Silver Jewelry
English Riding
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Basketball
Field Hockey
Softball
Newsletter
Lacrosse
Theater Costumer


Swim
Sail
Kayak
Archery
Rocks
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Art
Pottery
Office
Photo
Soccer
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June to August. Residential.
Enjoy our website. Apply online

TRIPP LAKE CAMP for Girls:
1-800-977-4347
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1-16-09-5-14

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

D-LYONENTERPRISES,anewmusicproduction
company, nowhiring for PTresearch, develop-
ment & bookkeeping position. Must be ener-
getic,out-going &people-friendly.CallCraigfor
more info 352-213-7440 1-28-09-10-14

Earn extra money. Students needed ASAP.
Earn up to $150/day being a mystery shop-
per. No experience required. Call 1-800-722-
4791 4-22-09-65-14


Workremotely.Adminandanswerphone.Must
have text messaging.
Email cpledger@naybor.us for more details.
1-16-2-14

Busydoctorneedsprofessionalexecutiveassis-
tant20-30 hrs/week. Experience isanabsolute
must. Ideal applicant able to anticipate need.
Compensation based on experience,emailCV
to gm@ehsfamily.com 2-16-09-22-14

Part Time Work for
Full Time Pay
Phone Sales Reps M-F 6:30-10pm,
no wknds,pd wkly, Call 352-378-2262
for intrvw, exp. preferred 1-29-09-10-14

Busy doctors office seeks helper for clerical
work. 10-20 hrs/wk$7-9based onexperience.
WillconsiderallapplicantsReferencesrequired
Emailresumetogm@ehsfamily.com 2-2-12-14

Housekeeperneededforbusyfamily, 10-20hrs/
week can be less $8-9, must like big dogs and
little cats prefer someone willing to stay for
morethan lyearbutwillconsiderallReferences
required dsarkis@gmail.com 1-26-7-14

Students interested in working/living with per-
sonswith developmental disabilitiesare need-
ed. Help with activites of daily living as well as
enjoyingcommunityeventsandresources. Fun
job and very rewarding! Lynzmgmt@aol.com
1-22-09-5-14

SUMMER INTERNSHIPS AVAILABLE
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forsingers,dancers,musicians.352-332-0515or
352-332-0514 1-29-09-10-14


IMPORTAUTOREPAIR.BMW,Mercedes,Porsche,
Volvo, VW, Honda, Toyota, Nissan, Mazda.
Qualitycraftsmanship, reasonableprices,near
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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-
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everglade-equestrian.com 4-22-74-15

Want to be a CNA? Don't want to wait?
Express Training Services can get you certi-
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Day/eve/wkend. Class sizes limited. 338-
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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
All facilities & amenities, quality instruc-
tion; 15 minutes from UF. Jan at 376-7762.
Greathouse Equestrian Ctr. 4-22-72-15

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Local and long distance moving
One item or a houseful!
10% off with this ad! FL Reg IM 19
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4-22-08-72-15

HORSE BOARDING
12 x 12 stall cement block barn. Good grass
turnout with room to run! Limited # of stalls
available. 352-472-2627 for info & directions.
4-22-08-72-15

HYPNOTIST- Stop smoking. Improve mem-
ory & concentration. Elminate bad habits.
Past life regression. Learn self hypnosis. Low
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Gator Slide Farm: Horse boarding. Owner
housing. Dressage, stadiumjumping,X-country.
Lessons/schooling opportunities. Feeding/
mucking mitigate monthly charges. Visitors al-
ways welcome. Contact Dibbie 352.466.3538
or gtrslfrm@aol.com. 1-26-08-20-15






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Major/minor auto repairs ASE cert. Free
pickup & delivery of your car. UF grad
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Alachua County Health Dept. Call
334-7960 for app't (optional $20 fee)

All Women's Health Center
ABORTION
Free Pregnancy Test
RU-486 Available
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Attention cigarette smokers! Are you in-
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Researchers at University of Florida are re-
cruiting healthy cigarette smokers between
the ages of 18 and 60 to test a new behav-
ioral treatment to help you quit smoking.
You will be compensated for your participa-
tion. If you're interested, please contact the
University of Florida Smoking Laboratory
and Clinic at 352-273-2188 or send an email
to ufsmokelab@gmail.com. 1-21-10-16




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Sports
THURSDAY, JANUARY 15, 2009


ALLIGATOR
www.alligatorSports.org


UF MEN'S BASKETBALL

Late threes


save Gators

By MIKE DiFERDINANDO
Alligator Staff Writer
mdiferdinando@alligator.org

AUBURN, Ala. With the first three, Erving
Walker gave the Gators a chance, with the second,
he gave them hope, and with the third, Walter
Hodge delivered a win.
UF (15-2, 2-0 Southeastern Conference) knocked
down three 3-point shots in the game's final four
minutes to rescue a 68-65 victory from the hands of
defeat Wednesday night at Auburn (10-6, 0-2 SEC).
"I like taking the big shot," Walker said. "I love
playing with the crowd against me."
Walker, who was limited by flu-like symptoms,
managed to sink the game's biggest shots and

ner despite being depleted by the
sickness.
"I'm dying," Walker said after
the game. "My throat's killing me,
and my body just feels cold."
Walker, who finished with
9 points, wanted the ball in his
Donovan hands late in the game.
"In that situation, I wasn't
thinking about my sickness," Walker said. "I knew
we needed those shots."
UF held a 6-point halftime lead but allowed the
Tigers to climb back into the game with untimely
second-half turnovers.
The Gators coughed the ball up 17 times and
found themselves down 52-51 with just under 7
minutes to play.
The Tigers had a chance to win the game down
the stretch, but couldn't close the deal from the foul
line. Auburn shot 10 for 21 from the stripe.
"When you play on the road, you have to find
a way to answer," UF coach Billy Donovan said.
SEE HOOPS, PAGE 19


Second-half


woes persist

By KYLE MAISTRI
Alligator Writer
kmaistri@alligatororg

AUBURN, Ala. In their first two
Southeastern Conference bouts, the Gators have
scored the first knockdown only to have their
opponents pick themselves up off the canvas.
Winthrop, Stetson and Longwood all
stayed down for the proverbial 10-count, but
this young UF squad is learning a lesson: The
heavyweights fight back.
In the last two games, UF has outscored its
opponents 93-73 in the first half but has been
outscored 60-53 in the second period.
The Gators were the first to score Wednesday
night in Auburn and opened up a 9-point lead
with a minute remaining in the first half.
Freshman forward Kenny Kadji and sopho-
more forward Alex Tyus combined for 21 points
and nine rebounds, controlling the paint against
an undersized Tigers' front line.
Auburn settled for long-range shots against
UF's two-three zone and headed to the locker
room after converting on just one of 13 3-point
attempts.
"They had a lot of open looks, to be honest,"
UF guard Nick Calathes said. "They missed
shots, but I thought our tempo got them tired."
When the two teams resumed play, Calathes
and the Gators seemed equally worn down
from the aggressive tempo, jacking up 14 threes
and abandoning the pick-and-roll game that led
to easy points in the paint in the first half.
"We could have worked some possessions a
little bit deeper to find a way to maybe go in-
side a little bit more (in the second half)," UF
coach Billy Donovan said. "The ball was moved
around the perimeter, and we never had any-
thing going to the basket. We settled posses-
sions where it looked like we were trying to win
Harrison Diamond/ Alligator Staff the game from the 3-point line."
UF guard Erving Walker passes the ball during the Gators' 80-58 home win For a while it looked as though UF might lose
against Toledo on Nov. 14. SEE SECOND HALF, PAGE 19


Fans should be thankful for time spent with Harvin, Spikes at UF


Don't be greedy.
If Percy Harvin or
Brandon Spikes or both,
for that matter announce to-
day that they're going to the next
level, be proud of their achieve-
ments while wearing orange and
blue.
Two national championships
in three years? That's damn
good. What more do they have to
prove?
It's natural to be a bit selfish,


sure, but real-
Eize that if the
juniors de-
cide they've
accomplished
all they can
Evan Drexler in the college
The Drex Factor ranks, they
edrexler@alligator.org
may be right.
Mothers
and fathers eventually come to
the realization that their children
need to leave the roost, spread
their wings and fly away, much


like your parents did when they
sent you off to UF.
Spikes and Harvin have some
pretty phenomenal wings.
Instead of being upset and
screaming at them and calling
them money-hungry jerks, re-
member the good times.
Remember the time Harvin
tore up the Southeastern
Conference Championship Game
in 2006 against Arkansas with
two touchdowns, one coming on
a 67-vard run.


Remember earlier this year
when Spikes threw Georgia run-
ning back Knowshon Moreno to
the ground, effectively claiming
that game for the Gators on the
second play.
Remember the Harvin who
broke off an 80-yard scamper on
the first play of the second half
against South Carolina this year,
then sat the rest of the game be-
cause it was a blowout.
And remember Spikes'
shanked punt into the south end


zone stands against LSU after he
had his first interception return
for a touchdown at any level.
For three years, these juniors
have put their stamp on the pro-
gram.
Harvin's ankles have been
sprained and he has broken a
few ankles of his own. Spikes has
been through a nagging foot inju-
ry and lifted plenty of opponents
off their feet.

SEE EVAN, PAGE 19


NBA
Heat 102
Bucks 99
NCAA Men's Basketball
(8) Syracuse 74
(13) Georgetown 88


*NCAA Men's Basketball: (5) North Carolina
vs. Virginia
ESPN, 9 p.m.
*NBA: Cleveland vs. Chicago
TNT, 8 p.m.


POL QUSTO I


Today's question: Would you forgo your senior
year to make an NFL salary?

Previous question: Who is the best coach in
UF football history? (see right for results)


Meyer
Spurrier
Zook


Percent (Votes)
60% (157)
29% (76)
11% (28)
261 TOTAL VOTES






THURSDAY, JANUARY 15, 2009 U ALLIGATOR, 19


Gators look to avenge loss
By CHRISTOPHER YAZBEC Tournament berth and was 16 points to lead the Gamecocks
Alligator Writer left wondering whether a win in their upset.
cyazbec@alligator.org against South Carolina could The reason she won't be play-
have made the difference in its ing: Jones transferred to UF and
It might be used as added postseason fate. is currently sitting out until
motivation, or it might just be The Gators redeemed them- next year due to NCAA transfer
a painful memory from last sea- selves in the SEC Tournament, rules.
son. defeating the Gamecocks 71-57, Butler could not be happier
When the No. 19 UF wom- but it was too little, too late. knowing Jones is on her side
en's basketball team (15-2, 1-1 The earlier loss to South now, but she is also aware that
Southeastern Conference) trav- Carolina was likely the final South Carolina is far from a
els to Columbia, S.C., to take on dagger in UF's tournament pushover.
South Carolina (8-7, 0-2 SEC) hopes last year. "They've played an incred-
tonight at 7, they will likely be ible non-conference schedule,
reminded of what could have "They've played an in- probably one of the toughest
been a year ago. credible non-conference non-conference schedules in the
The Gators sat on the NCAA schedule, probably one country," Butler said. "Their re-
Tournament bubble for much of of the toughest non- cord is in no way an indication
conference play last season, and conference schedules in of how good they are or how
each game was as important as the country." good they can be."
the next in determining their Amanda Butler The Gamecocks' two confer-
chances of making the 64-team UF women's basketball coach ence losses came at the hands of
field. No. 6 Auburn by 4 points and at
On Senior Day, UF's final reg- Georgia by 6.
ular-season home game, South "It's hard to forget some UF is coming off its first
Carolina came to Gainesville things like that, losses that loss (at Auburn by 16) after 15
and spoiled the ceremony, win- maybe kept us out of the NCAA straight wins and is looking to
ning 69-65 in a game UF didn't Tournament, a disappointing se- rebound by capturing its first
expect to lose. nior night for Depree Bowden," SEC road win.
The Gators' lone senior and UF coach Amanda Butler said. "The biggest part of it is,
team leader, Depree Bowden, "I hope that maybe they'll get we're going to South Carolina,
didn't get the exit she wanted, some extra motivation from and they're hungry for their first
but the loss might have cost her that." SEC win," Butler said.
team more. This time around, both teams "So we're going to have to be
While losing to the will have a different look. ready."
Gamecocks was not the only South Carolina has a new As long as their memories
reason the Gators were left out coach and is without 3-point don't fail them, the Gators
of the NCAA Tournament, it did shooting threat Jordan Jones. should know now not to take
not help their cause. Jones torched the Gators in not even the weakest team for
In the end, UF had to settle for their loss last year, shooting 5 of granted
a Women's National Invitation 9 from 3-point range and scoring Doing so could be costly.


Frontcourt stands tall


HOOPS, from page 18

"Walker's two threes were
big. That really helped us hold
down the fort late."
The Gators went 5 of 23
from 3-point range, but came
up perfect with the game on
the line.
After having their back
broken on the boards by
Mississippi, the UF frontcourt
may have finally found its
spine.
The Gators were punished
on the glass by a Rebels team
that, at the time, had the worst
rebounding margin in the con-
ference.
UF outrebounded Auburn
46-36 and may have won back
some of the pride it had given
away to Mississippi.
"We had some tough prac-
tices after that game, and we
know that needs to be our fo-
cus," Alex Tyus said.
While Kenny Kadji has
struggled to find consistency
this season, he showed once
again he can provide the
Gators with another solid
option inside. The freshman
scored 11 points and grabbed
eight boards, had two steals
and blocked two shots in the


win.
"As long as (Kadji's) mind
is right, he's a really good
player," Tyus said. "He's re-
ally starting to come along."
Eloy Vargas saw what may
have been the first mean-
ingful minutes of his career
Wednesday.
The freshman came off the
bench in the first half to score
2 points and snatch two re-
bounds.
"We wanted
to play Vargas
more, but it was
Men's just hard for us,
Basketball matchup wise,"
Donovan said.
Nick Calathes
led the Gators in scoring with
17 points.
The win was Donovan's
300th as the coach of the
Gators.
"It's tough in this league,"
Donovan said. "Every night is
a constant battle."
According to UF Sports
Information Director Fred
Demarest, freshman forward
Allen Chaney did not make
the trip to Auburn with the
rest of the team because of
back spasms. He is prob-
able for UF's game against
Arkansas at home Saturday.


Harrison Diamond/ Alligator Staff
Former UF guard Depree Bowden shoots during the Gators' 69-65 loss
to South Carolina in the O'Connell Center on Feb. 24.


UF again relies on Calathes' playmaking


SECOND HALF, from page 18

the game from the 3-point line, as Kadji and Tyus com-
bined for just five shot attempts in the second half.
Just like Mississippi before it, Auburn battled back
from an early deficit, but the Tigers were able to do
something the Rebels couldn't take the lead.
"They gave us the opportunity to put them away,"
Calathes said. "We definitely could've put them away
earlier."
The Gators leaned heavily on their sophomore
playmaker to push, distribute and take care of the
ball, something Calathes only lived up to in the first


EVAN, from page 18


Any decisions these two make
will have been thoroughly thought
out.
They're not going to make de-
cisions as serious as this one in a
heartbeat Urban Meyer wouldn't
let them. Meyer has undoubtedly
put Harvin and Spikes in contact
with NFL coaches and analysts who
will inform the two of their best op-
tions.
Besides, The Gator Nation should
be thankful it still has at least Tim
Tebow. My roommate told me
Wednesday that, two weeks ago, he


20 minutes.
Before the break, he scored 11 points and dished
out four assists without turning the ball over a single
time. In the second half, he had as many turnovers as
points and added only one assist to his total.
"Your team is going to go, offensively, as your
point guard goes, and Nick turned it over six times,"
Donovan said.
If Donovan's team is going to start putting away
conference foes, Calathes can't be leading the team to
a 17-giveaway performance.
"My fault," Calathes said. "I turned the ball over
way too much, forcing things, but I think we hit big
shots at the end."


would have been thrilled with just
Tebow returning, would have been
ecstatic if two juniors stayed, and
would have "crapped my pants"
should all three come back.
Every college program in the
country is jealous of the success
Harvin and Spikes have had in
Gainesville.
How much would FSU have
loved to land the two of them three
years ago? Where would Oklahoma
or Ohio State or West Virginia be
right now with that duo added to
its roster?
No, don't be mad if you get some
sad news today.


Be proud of Harvin and Spikes.
Be happy with the time you shared.
And if, somehow, Gainesville
gets some unbelievable news today
- Harvin and Spikes are staying
for their senior years then un-
derstand how truly lucky you are.
Talents like them using up all four
years of their eligibility nowadays
are extremely rare. If this trio pulls a
Noah-Horford-Brewer-Green, you'll
be witnessing one of the greatest
acts of school spirit trumping mil-
lions in history.
You'll get to see them flap their
wings one more time and soar over
all of college football.





20, ALLIGATORS THURSDAY, JANUARY 15, 2009


SANTA FE COLLEGE MEN'S BASKETBALL

Saints shoot down Stars in first conference game


By JESSICA ETTER
Alligator Writer
The stars weren't aligned for Florida
Community College at Jacksonville against
Santa Fe College on Wednesday night.
The Saints came out on top 71-63
over the Stars in the teams' Mid-Florida
Conference openers.
The Saints (15-4, 1-0 MFC) are coming
off two straight seasons of winning the
MFC Championship and have a 25-1 re-
cord in their last 26 MFC games.
The Stars were well aware of that going
into the game.
"It's our first conference game," said
Stars coach Neil Orr. "Probably against
the best team in the entire conference."
The Stars shined throughout the game,
including during their 10-0 run in the sec-
ond half to chip away at the Saints' lead
and come within 6 points.
SFC sophomore guard Aaron Holmes
ended that run when he scored back-to-
back 3-pointers to keep the Saints march-
ing on.
But when it was all said and done, the
Stars were unable to provide the defense
necessary to win.


"I don't think we matched tl
ty on the defensive end," Orr s
come back with more intensity
game, I guarantee you that."
FCCJ substituted players mu
throughout the game. Eleven
14 players listed on the roste
Wednesday.
"I don't think we match
intensity on the defensi
We'll come back with mo
sity for the next game, I g
you that."



Orr and the other FCCJ coa
ued to push their team on the
ing "pressure" and calling pla
sidelines.
Stars freshman guard Jimm)
was perfect from the free-throv
ing four shots and contributing
Holmes, who will play at
season, provided the Saints wit


heir intensi- He shot 60 percent from the free-throw line
,aid. "We'll and added 9 points from long distance.For
for the next the season, Holmes averages 21.6 points
per game and typically goes 77 percent
iltiple times from the free-throw line.
of the Stars' "Aaron did a nice job knocking down
r saw time his threes," said SFC coach Chris Mowry.
"He's a very talented player."
Holmes and teammates Roderick
ed their Emanuel, Julien Bendeke and Jon Nolton
ve end. all scored in double digits for the game.
SFC managed to balance its scoring
re inten- drives and pass the ball around to differ-
,uarantee ent players.
Bendeke, a non-starter, was 3 of 4 from
the 3-point line and finished with 10
Neil Orr points.
FCCJ coach Marvin Davis also came off the bench to
provide 7 points for the team.
ches contin- "Our guys on the bench are very good
Sn players and are capable of scoring," Mowry
court, yell- said. "We have a deep bench. Game in and
Game out, they continue to step up."
Gaskins Jr. SFC managed 19 offensive rebounds
v aine, mak- and 26 defensive rebounds throughout the
12 points, game, which Orr noticed.
"We didn't do a good job with second
Tulane next shots," Orr said. "Second shots killed us,
h 21 points. and that's my fault."


SFC will travel to Sanford to continue
MFC play against Seminole Community
College at 4 p.m. on Saturday.
"We have to come out and play hard
for 40 minutes," Mowry said. "We need to
continue to bring intensity."

Get to know Santa Fe
Mascot: Saints
Colors: Blue and White
Conference: Mid-Florida
Coach: Chris Mowry
Tenure: 5 years
Asst. Coaches: Brad Traina, Brendan
Foley
FCCAA Ranking: 7
Leading scorer: G Roderick Emanuel
(So.)
Leading rebounder: F Charlie Lytle (So.)
Assists leader: PG Marion Rivera (Fr.)


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