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FRIDAY, JANUARY 16, 2009


Machen: UF faces massive budget cuts


By THOMAS STEWART
Alligator Staff Writer
tstewart@alligator.org

If there's one thing besides na-
tional championships that UF
should be getting used to by now,
it's budget cuts.
On Thursday, exactly a week


after UF toppled Oklahoma in
the BCS National Championship
Game, President Bemie Machen an-
nounced to the Faculty Senate that
UF will start preparing for massive
budget cuts.
Because of a predicted state bud-
get that is $3.4 billion less than this
year's, Machen said UF will ask


each college and administrative unit
to submit budget proposals for the
2009-2010
UF fiscal year
Administration with 10 per-
cent cuts.
Added up, the cuts would entail
a university-wide budget that is $72
million to $75 million leaner than the


2008-2009 budget.
The budget cut for 2008-2009 was
$47 million.
Machen said the 10 percent bud-
get cut he is asking for is only an es-
timate suggested by lawmakers.
He said this is a worst-case sce-
nario but noted other state universi-
ties are preparing for the same sized


cut.
Ultimately, UF won't know ex-
actly how much is being cut from the
2009-2010 budget until the Florida
Legislature decides the state budget
during the spring session, which
runs from March 1 to May 1.

SEE BUDGET, PAGE 10


Proposal passes


first reading
By MORGAN COLLINS
Alligator Contributing Writer

An ordinance that puts pressure on bars, restaurants and
dubs that violate underage drinking laws is one step closer to
becoming law after the Gainesville City Commission unani-
mously passed its first reading at a meeting Thursday.
The ordinance allows the city to prohibit establishments
that rack up violations from admitting patrons younger than
21 between 9 p.m. and 2 a.m. The commission will meet again
on Feb. 5 to decide the ordinance's fate in the final reading.
"The problem is not going to go away unless
we take a more progressive approach."
Lonnie Scott
Gainesville police captain


"These are only establishments that, in the realm of their re-
sponsibility, have engaged in illegal acts," said Commissioner
Jack Donovan, who acted as mayor pro tempore in Mayor
Pegeen Hanrahan's absence.
Assistant City Attorney Stephanie Marchman told com-
missioners the ordinance is not a wide-sweeping ban and is
the least restrictive approach possible.
If the ordinance was in place today, only 12 of the city's 400
alcohol-serving establishments would be affected, she said in
a phone interview before the meeting.
Underage drinking in bars and restaurants in downtown
and midtown are putting a strain on the Gainesville Police Harrison Diamond/ Alligator Staff
Department's staff and budget, said GPD Capt. Lonnie Scott. Joey Friedman, president of Uber Promotions, is interviewed by a television crew while protesting Ordinance 0-07-121
SEE ORDINANCE, PAGE 10 in front of City Hall in downtown Gainesville on Thursday.

LOCAL

Grapski released from jail after pleading no contest


By KATIE EMMETS
Alligator Staff Writer

Charles Grapski, 43, was released from jail
Thursday after he spent 91 days locked up on
two misdemeanor charges.
A trial was held for the controversial politi-
cal activist, known for going on hunger strikes


protesting what he saw as his unfair jail sen-
tences.
Grapski was arrested Oct. 12 after he re-
portedly broke the door window at the house
of his friend of eight years and entered without
permission while the man had guests over.
The first witness, owner of the house Mark
Kiester, said he instructed one of the guests to


call 911 after Grapski broke the window.
At the scene, Gainesville Police officers
told Kiester to choose whether officers should
write Grapski a notice to appear in court or
physically arrest him, said State Attorney's
Office spokesman Spencer Mann.
Kiester said he chose to have Grapski phys-
ically arrested because his guest wouldn't stay


if Grapski was in the area.
Grapski was arrested at 3:13 a.m. and
charged with criminal mischief and trespass-
ing.
He was placed in the Alachua County Jail
without bond because this arrest violated his
terms of probation from two past felonies,
SEE TRIAL, PAGE 11


* UF wideout
Percy Harvin (left)
has declared for
the NFL Draft
while linebacker
Brandon Spikes
is staying at in
school for his
senior season.
See Story, Page 18.


Poodle left inside vehicle for 19 days
SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) Police say a poodle mis-
takenly left for nearly three weeks inside a van in a Vermont
airport parking garage has survived.
The 12-year-old miniature poodle lost half its body weight
and endured subzero temperatures. Police believe it was with-
out food and water for 19 days.
The male dog was discovered Jan. 6 after someone reported a
foul odor coming from the vehicle. The owner, 50-year-old Pascal
Bellon of Frelighsburg, Quebec, said he didn't know the dog was
in the vehicle. He was issued a ticket for cruelty to animals and
agreed to give up custody of the pet and pay veterinary bills.


* UF students
met in a
peaceful protest
Thursday to
raise awareness
for the conflict
in Gaza.
See story,
Page 5.


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News Today


WHAT'S HAPPENING?
Health Law Forum
Tuesday, Jan. 20, 7 p.m., in
Pugh Hall
Hosted by PhiAlpha Delta Law
Fraternity and the American
Medical Student Association.
A panel of professionals from
the medical and legal fields
will be discussing their career
experiences and answering
questions. Free food will be
provided to all attending.

Jewish Student Union Spring
Welcome Week
Jan. 19 23. Events include
hookah at Farah's, a movie,
arts and crafts, karaoke and
Skate Station Funworks. For
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Facebook event page, JSU
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STUDENT LIFE
Carless student wins
$1,000 in eco-friendly gas
He does not have a car, but he
won free eco-friendly fuel for a
year.
Josh Nicdao, UF athletic train-
ing junior, received a phone call
last week telling him he had won
the free fuel contest sponsored
by the Ethanol Promotion and
Information Council as a part of
the 2008 Fox TailGate Tour.
Nicdao, who said he has never
won a contest before, decided to
enter the contest with his friends
during the UF-LSU game in
October to get a free T-shirt.
Nicdao said he is not sure what
he is going to do with his $1,000
check, but he does recognize the
importance of the contest and its
ethanol-enriched fuel.
"I guess it's like an easy way to
let everybody know how impor-
tant the environment is and how
endangered it is," Nicdao said.
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STUDENT LIFE

Students launch one-stop source for drink specials


ByYVONNEAYALA
Alligator Contributing Writer

Barhoppers now have a one-
stop source for finding the cheap-
est drink deals and night clubs
around Gainesville.
On Jan. 1, UF finance juniors
Justin Aiello and Daniel Noste
launched GatorNites.com, a Web
site profiling the night clubs and
bars in town.
Since its launch, the site has re-
ceived more than 5,500 hits.
Aiello and Noste dreamed up


the Web site while taking an entre-
preneurship course together.
After pooling their resources,
Aiello said they came up with
$5,000 and used only $1,000 to
launch the Web site.
He said the rest was spent on
promoting their product.
"It's a market that hasn't been
saturated," Aiello said. "The only
reliable, current source for drink
specials is monthly print publica-
tions."
"The site was really easy to
navigate," said Alexa Stickel, a


"It's a market that hasn't
been saturated."
Justin Aiello
UF finance juniors

UF psychology junior who found
the XS free ladies' night special on
GatorNites.com. "I liked that they
offer prizes and raffles. I don't
think you get that benefit with any
other site."
On Wednesday night, the site's
owners were at XS promoting their
new site.


"The students at UF don't want
to go to 10 different Web sites to
find out where they want to go,"
Aiello said. "They want to go to
one."
GatorNites.com profiles bars
and clubs who pay a monthly ad-
vertising fee to be featured on the
site and post drink specials.
Students can scope out the
scene for free and leave feedback
on what they're looking to get out
of their club or bar experience.
"There's so many options in
Gainesville, so many bars or clubs


out there, it narrows down what's
out there," Stickel said.
The owners and their presi-
dent of marketing, UF finance ju-
nior Eric Wolf, do all the legwork,
Aiello said.
He said they search for the most
popular scenes and try to convince
bar and club owners to give stu-
dents what they're craving.
Each profile gives a description
of the club or bar, its age limit, mu-
sic and drink specials. Some clubs
even allow for online bottle reser-
vations.


UF leads Southeast region in Peace Corps recruitment


* UF SENT 53 ALUMNI OVERSEAS
WITH THE PROGRAM LAST YEAR.

By CHELSEA KEENAN
Alligator Writer

In addition to football, UF also takes the
No. 1 ranking in Peace Corps volunteer re-
cruitment for the Southeast, having sent 53
alumni overseas last year.
On-campus recruiter and UF graduate
student Amy Panikowski said UF has held
the No. 1 spot in the Southeast for the past
four years.
"This generation is a generation of ser-
vice," Panikowski said. "A lot of Florida stu-


dents had to volunteer in high school, and
these kids have continued to serve."
Nationally, UF is ranked at No. 15,
Panikowski said. UF has received high rank-
ings in the past nationally, she said, adding
she would like to see its current status im-
prove.
Panikowski said UF's national ranking
might rise if more students take advantage of
programs at UF that prepare participants well
for the Peace Corps, such as the teacher train-
ing program in UF's College of Education.
She said UF's current rankings might stem
from specific programs offered at UF to help
students gain the skills they need in order to
do well in the Peace Corps, such as language


and agriculture programs.
"Students can find tangible skill sets here,"
she said. "Everyone has something to offer."
UF linguistics junior Zak Rinehart plans
to join once he graduates. He hopes to teach
English as a second language in Asia or
Eastern Europe.
Student "I really want to serve my
Life country and the military isn't for
me," he said. "This will make an
impact on other people."
Another reason for the increase seen in
Peace Corps volunteers could be the cur-
rent state of the economy and job market.
However, Rinehart doesn't think that a strug-
gling economy should be the driving force


behind students' decisions to join.
"It's not a way to get out of working,"
Rinehart said. "This is not something to be
taken lightly."
Panikowski agrees. She said the Peace
Corps is not for people who want to delay
getting into the work force.
"The Peace Corps is for people who are
tired of reading about the problem and want
to be part of the solution," she said.
She also said that the 27-month nonstop
commitment sets Peace Corps volunteers
above others when applying for jobs or to
graduate schools.
"You're not losing anything by spending
two years overseas," Panikowski said.


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FRIDAY, JANUARY 16, 2009 u ALLIGATOR, 5


Campus protests educate students on Gaza conflict


* THE OPPOSING GROUPS
MET PEACEFULLY.

BY CHELSEA KEENAN
Alligator Writer

One hundred black balloons and
a banner displaying 6,000 red dots
blew in the wind on Turlington
Plaza Thursday afternoon as two
groups of students representing
each side of the Gaza conflict pro-
tested separately for four hours.
An archway of balloons, each
balloon symbolizing 10 lives lost
in Gaza, hung above members
of Islam on Campus, the Arabic
Cultural Association and College
Democrats.
Meanwhile, students from
the Jewish Student Union, Hillel
Jewish student center and College
Republicans held a banner showing
the 6,000 rockets that have been re-
portedly launched into Israel since
the cease-fire, according to Sandy
Baum, an English senior and stu-
dent activist.
Although there are not many
issues the two sides have been
able to agree upon, one point both
groups stand behind is that UF stu-
dents should become more educat-


ed about the conflict.
"We're here to raise aware-
ness about what's going on," said
Jonathan Bull, vice president of
external relations for Islam on
Campus.
Jewish Student Union board
member Ben Erez agreed that stu-
dents need to be more informed
on the issues surrounding the con-
flict.
"People are too emotional
to have a rational conver-
sation. It's fine if it's a one-
on-one basis, but you can't
shout."
Emily Bernstein
UF Jewish studies major


"The only people who are voic-
ing their opinions are those who
are pro-Israel or pro-Palestine,"
Erez said.
The anti-Hamas protesters en-
couraged students to write their
congressmen about the issue,
while the pro-Gaza demonstrators
presented statistics to educate stu-
dents.
Overall, the protest was peace-
ful. However, a short-lived tension


Edward Izquierdo/ Alligator
Demonstrators lie on the ground, representing the dead in Gaza. The demonstrators were protesting
across from students demonstrating against Hamas on Turlington Plaza Thursday afternoon.
rose around 2 p.m. when inflam- "People are too emotional to Jewish studies major. "It's fine if
matory remarks were made, Bull have a rational conversation," it's a one-on-one basis, but you
said. said Emily Bernstein, a UF senior can't shout."


STUDENT GOVERNMENT

Student group offices in Reitz get $60K in upgrades

By MARY MANCHESS lack of office space is the primary com- Rabionet said. "It caught my eye." But student groups that already hav
Alligator Contributing Writer plaint by SG-funded organizations. Johnson said he worked with Nancy space for the 2008-2009 academic year a


Student Government-funded renova-
tions over winter break have ended in the
student organization wing of the Center
for Student Activities and Involvement on
the third floor of the Reitz Union.
The work space for student organiza-
tions at UF was reconstructed using the
$60,000 in SG funding allocated last July.
New additions include extra cubicles,
office furniture, power and Internet work
stations, outlets and storage cabinets.
Senate President Jordan Johnson said


"In my opinion, these student organi-
zations are at the heart of what Student
Government is," Johnson said.
Student organizations that wish to uti-
lize the reconfigured workspace, which
now offers 13 cubicles and 34 storage spac-
es, must apply each year.
A lounge area and a conference table
were also added.
Alex Rabionet, a UF integrative biol-
ogy senior, was using the lounge area as a
place to study in between classes.
"I definitely didn't notice it before,"


Chrystal-Green, the director of the center,
on the design and layout
of the project.
Chrystal-Green said
she got input from stu-
dent organizations.
"I made sure we picked
products that would be
Johnson pretty sturdy and also
have an orange-and-blue
theme that you will notice," she said.
Chrystal-Green said the new workspac-
es have yet to be assigned.


re
re


enjoying the new layout.
Martina Harte, a UF sophomore who
is involved with Florida Players, is happy
with the new workspace.
"Honestly, it's just good to have the
space for our stuff," said Harte.
As for changes in the future, Chrystal-
Green hopes continue renovations in the
other parts of the center.
"I don't have any solid plans right now.
We just don't have the funds," Chrystal-
Green said. "I do have a ton of a wish
list."


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Editorial


Darts & Laurels
Forgetting to set your alarm has never seemed so inno-
cent, especially when a 50-year-old man "morking the
mindy" stands in the way of getting to class.
The Editorial Board pours a we-will-never-think-of-hand-
lotion-in-the-same-way DART into the hands of the RTS
masturbator for transforming a Dave Chappelle comedy
sketch into a midmorning nightmare.
Would we be shocked to hear hand lotion sales at area
supermarkets have skyrocketed since the story broke?
Probably not.
As dollar bills seem to only appear in Geico commer-
cials these days, the Editorial Board recognizes the City
Commission for thinking outside the box. Faced with the
prospect of having to lay off a portion of the police force,
the commission created legislation that will cut down on the
Party Patrol presence in Midtown.
With too many underage kids getting tipsy anyway,
we present a J-Kwon inspired teen-drinking-is-very-bad
LAUREL to the City Commission for their efforts to do the
right thing when balancing the budget.
Given the opportunity to own up to eight years of run-
ning the country into the ground, President George W. Bush
once again failed to save face.
The Editorial Board graciously bestows an admitting-you-
made-mistakes-is-only-half-the-battle DART to the soon-to-
be former president as he rides off into the Crawford, Texas,
sunset. And so we have reached the final hour of the Bush
Dynasty bringing the number of times the Yale grad's
name will grace the esteemed pages of the Alligator to single
digits.
While we wish Percy Harvin the best of luck at the next
level and graciously thank him for his contributions to the
team, we can't help but wonder why he couldn't be a little
more like his defensive counterpart.
The Editorial Board awards linebacker Brandon Spikes
a thank-you-for-helping-secure-UF-a-preseason-No. 1-rank-
ing LAUREL for putting his entry into the NFL Draft on hold
for another season. With millions of dollars just waiting to be
snagged and the limelight of playing on Sundays, Spikes' de-
cision to return to school renews hope of the Gators bringing
home another championship to Gainesville.
Not exactly a slam dunk choice, though especially con-
sidering the fact he could've used his hefty wages to secure a
top-notch attorney for his currently incarcerated brother.
With temperatures plummeting so low you can see the
steam from a mouse fart, the Editorial Board can't help but
think about the innumerable homeless people living in and
around Gainesville.
As much as the local shelters have stepped up their efforts
to lend a helping hand, we are forced to call out the city of
Gainesville for making homelessness into seemingly a non-
issue. We shake our collective heads as we award the City
of Gainesville a where-the-bleep-is-the-one-stop-shelter?
DART for failing to deliver on promises of a better facility
for the city's growing homeless population.
While we aren't a bunch of complainers, working at the
Alligator can make it pretty tough to enjoy home-cooked
meals. Late nights and tight deadlines don't exactly bode
well for developing our inner Bobby Flay.
Since the Editorial Board doesn't know a spork from a
spatula in the kitchen, we rely on the local establishments to
keep our stomachs full and fingers typing. From Leonardo's
to Gator Dawgs and Gyro Plus, we award the West University
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Take time to remember King's legacy
Assume everyone realizes why Martin Luther King Jr. him the national attention neces-
had a day dedicated to his memory, but I know for cer- sary to create enough awareness to
tain this weekend will spark more shouts of, "Sunday reinforce his cause.
fun day!" than of the more appropriate, "Where the hell Consciousness snowballed into
would we be without that guy?" an avalanche of furious discon-
I'm a white kid, I'm not religious and I grew up in the tent that overtook the nation. The
1990s, not the 1960s. Adam Wynn nation's reaction ignited a glori-
I don't know much about Ken Kesey and "Furthur"; letters@alligator.org ous change in government and
the only Magic School Bus I know about was driven by a American society.
cartoon rendition of Kathy Griffin named Ms. Frizzle. Such change garnered by King's
I know about Iraq, Kuwait, Afghanistan and Kosovo. efforts (not to discredit the thousands of other faces of the
All I know about Vietnam I learned from history class and 1960s civil rights movement) was something Americans
Forrest Gump. could believe in.
Overlooking a life lost 30 years ago is more convenient Sound familiar?
than somberly remembering the deeds of a national hero There shouldn't be a person on the UF campus who is
two generations removed. Convenience cannot lead to for- able to conscientiously ignore the power of King's voice
getfulness. and the effects of his policies.
Where would the United States be today if King had not President-elect Barack Obama has become the face of
brazenly stuck his neck out for the good of his people? American politics in the past two years. Would his rise
It's a question no one can answer, but thankfully, no have been possible without the work of King and the rest
one has to. of the civil rights movement?
At some point this weekend, dedicate a fraction of your If not for King's leadership back then, would we even
time to recognizing the triumphs of a movement led by be able to envision a black president now?
the will and the virtue of one man. Fortunately, our generation doesn't have to consider
King was a black man who campaigned for the civil these possibilities. Instead, we have been blessed with the
rights, of all people, not just people of his race. opportunity to witness the fruits of King's labor.
Civil rights apply to everyone, regardless of skin col- Upon learning of threats made on his life in 1964, King
or. King wanted all people to do the right thing, not just responded, "If physical death is the price that I must pay to
whites. free my white brothers and sisters from a permanent death
He favored civil disobedience over the take-by-force of the spirit, then nothing can be more redemptive."
mentality of Malcolm X. King's words-over-weapons ap- King struggled for everyone, and his triumph is shared
proach allowed him to gain the favor of white Americans by all.
- stamping his signature on the civil rights movement. Adam Wynn is a journalism senior. His column appears on
His impassioned speeches and peaceful policies gained Fridays.
The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator.


Reader response
Today's question: Could Obama
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Guest column

No place for puppies in mainstream media


There has been a disturbing trend toward
fluffy, feel-good stories in the main-
stream media for some time now. In
the wake of President-elect Barack Obama's
thrilling victory in the general election, this
trend became even more pronounced than
usual.
The new president is going to have more
on his plate on his first day in office than
any commander in chief in recent memory
- there are two wars and an economic cri-
sis that is being compared to another Great
Depression.
Obama is building a team dedicated to
change and I, in the flush of his victory, was
eager to keep up with the news reports on
what he was doing. Then, one day, it started.
And my faith in mainstream news plummet-
ed as sharply as the stock market.
During his acceptance speech, Obama had
promised his daughters, Sasha and Malia, that
he would get them a new puppy to join them
in their new home. What transpired could
be described as nothing less than the media
pouncing on the story with extreme ferocity.
News articles flooded onto Google, bring-
ing with them the questions deemed worth
reporting. What breed of dog will it be? Will it
be a rescue dog or will it come from a breeder?


Eric Chian Malia is allergic this
ric C anese means the dog has to be
Speaking Out hypoallergenic!
Somewhere,Edward
R. Murrow needed a drink.
CNN even went so far as to run a poll
where the readers could take their pick about
what sort of dog the president-elect should
choose. This happened during a time in which
Obama appointed his former nemesis Sen.
Hillary Clinton to the secretary of state post,
the recession worsened and Illinois Gov. Rod
Blagojevich gave America a dose of Chicago
politics in his bid to sell Obama's Senate seat.
Then miraculously the story faded
into the background, even if it wasn't entirely
forgotten. I was able to breathe again. Surely
such media lunacy was an anomaly.
Sadly, with a suddenness of the Pokemon
craze, a new wave was upon us. The cover-
age of Sasha and Malia Obama's adventures
in academics began. The questions took a fa-
miliar tone. Which school will the girls be sent
to? What kind of security detail will they get?
There was even my favorite report on a
most vital matter: the complete school lunch
menu that the girls will choose from!
Will it be tacos or mystery meat?
And so I'm reliving a nightmare. I find


myself breaking into tears whenever I think
of H.L. Mencken even a sensationalist "re-
porter" like Geraldo Rivera would offer better
coverage than what's been out there recently.
Don't misunderstand. Fluff stories are not
necessarily harmful, and it isn't as if no atten-
tion is being paid to the more important news
items that I've mentioned. But with so much
of importance going on, how can a moment
be spared to worry about the First Dog or
school lunches?
The mainstream media are suffering from
a credibility gap these days. They have not, in
my view, earned forgiveness for the softball
questions they lobbed at Bush for eight years
or the laissez-faire attitude they took toward
the "intelligence" that was used as the basis
for invading Iraq.
This is, as so many politicians have been
heard arguing lately, an important time in
American history.
Simply put, soft news coverage isn't going
to cut it. The mainstream media need to get
back to writing news for adults. We should be
answering all of the soft news questions that
have been given ink during these glory days
of hack journalism with a question of our
own: Who cares?
Eric Chianese is an English junior.


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Jordan Johnson claims that his
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students in Senate, by limiting their
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would neuter minority rights.
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Tariff rewards


solar customers
By CAROLYN TILLO
Alligator Contributing Writer

A bright idea proposed by Gainesville Regional Utilities
will cut the cost of solar power in Gainesville.
The new solar photovoltaic electric feed-in-tariff pro-
gram, which had its first reading at the Gainesville City
Commission meeting Thursday, will allow GRU customers
to sell back all of the solar power they produce to GRU, said
Rachel Meek, the solar program manager.
Customers with the photovoltaic systems used to pro-
duce solar power will get a monthly or quar-
terly check from GRU for the energy their sys-
Local tems produce, Meek said.
News The program will launch March 1.
GRU's current program only pays custom-
ers for the excess power they produce that is not used by
their homes and businesses, she said.
The steady income promised by the new program, the na-
tion's first to be offered by a utility company, will make it
easier for customers to get loans to cover the upfront costs of
their photovoltaic systems, Meek said.
Meek said part of the problem with solar power is that
middle America cannot afford it because it is too expensive.
With this program that pays customers for all the solar
power they produce, that will change.
Solar electric companies seem to like this plan, and
Meek said she predicts a solar electric company boom in
Gainesville.
UF is also considering the program for the off-campus
buildings where GRU provides utilities, said John Lawson,
the interview coordinator for UF's Physical Plant Division.
Despite the interest in the feed-in-tariff program, being
the first utility company in the nation to launch it is not
easy.
"We're handling the growing pains," Meek said.


Century Tower Carillon turns 30

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The sweet sounds of the Century
Tower Carillon are turning 30 and will
ring for an hour out of each month in
2009 to celebrate.
UF boasts one of the largest carillons
in the nation and one of only four caril-
lons in the state, according to Stephanie
Smith, graduate assistant at the UF
Carillon Studio.
"It's another thing we have that FSU
doesn't have," Smith said.
The cast-bell carillon inside the tow-
er is a musical instrument made up of
61 finely tuned bells with a five-octave
range and is played using a combina-
tion of foot pedals and hanging batons,
according to the UF Carillon at Century
Tower Web site.
The tower rings at every quarter of
the hour from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., helping
students stay on time, and plays a dis-
tinctive song at the hour, according to
the site.
On Sunday at 3 p.m., Century
Tower will begin honoring its 30th year
of making music with a recital by Dr.
Laura Ellis, professional carillonneur
and professor of organ, harpsichord
and carillon.
Children and families, as well as stu-
dents, are encouraged to come to the re-
cital, Smith said.
"People can bring Frisbees or make
a picnic out of it," she said. "It's going
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a SHE HELPS STUDENTS
WITH DISABILITIES.

By MELISSA MILCHMAN
Alligator Contributing Writer

A Santa Fe College student was
named School Volunteer of the Year
for Alachua County Public Schools.
Marci Quested, a 21-year-old


elementary education major, has
volunteered with special education
students at Rawlings Elementary
School for two years.
Quested relates to the students
she works with because she was
bom with visual and neurological
impairments.
She shares her challenges with
the students at Rawlings Elementary
to help them realize that they can do


anything they put their minds to,
she said.
Every year, Alachua County
Public Schools name Volunteer of
the Year in three cate-
Local gories: one youth, one
News adult and one senior.
Liz Stark, volun-
teer coordinator for Alachua County
Public Schools, said Quested was
chosen as the youth Volunteer of the


Year because of her exceptional ef-
forts.
Students usually volunteer as
a requirement, but Quested does
it because she wants to help, Stark
said.
Quested is excited to get expe-
rience with special education stu-
dents because she wants to work
with them as a career.
"It makes them feel great to get


a high-five for a good grade, and it
makes me feel proud to that I had a
hand in helping them," she said.
Quested said she believes that
the most important thing she does
to help these students is to look past
their disabilities to see them for who
they really are.
"I look above and beyond their
challenges," she said. "They are just
kids."


Machen seeks open disclosure


BUDGET, from page 1


However, due to criticism that UF did not
give faculty enough time to discuss the last
round of cuts, Machen said he wants to start
the discussion earlier this time.
Instead of starting in March, UF will start
this week and hopes to make the final pro-
posals public by mid-to-late March.
At that point, the UF community will have
30 to 45 days to discuss the proposed cuts
before final recommendations will be made
by administrators to UF's Board of Trustees,
which will cast the final vote.
Unlike last time, Machen said cuts will
be more strategic, instead of even across-the-
board cuts.
Machen also said this round of cuts will
likely be more difficult. While most of the po-
sitions that were eliminated last time were al-
ready vacant, there are fewer vacant positions
now, he said, which might translate to more
employees being laid off.
Over 400 positions were eliminated, but
only eight faculty and 65 staff members
were laid off after the last round of cuts,
said Interim Vice President for UF's Human
Resource Services Paula Fussell.
On the other hand, Machen delivered
some good news during the meeting when
he said UF is no longer expecting a mid-year
budget cut from lawmakers, who finished
their special session Wednesday without
making further cuts to universities.
Also, if lawmakers pass Gov. Charlie
Crist's differential tuition plan this year, it


could offset about $24 million of the cuts.
Crist's plan would allow state universities
to raise tuition by 15 percent a year until they
reach the national average.
UF has the ability to raise tuition by that
much, but it only applies to students who en-
roll in Fall of 2008 or later.
Regardless of whether Crist's proposal
passes, UF will probably hike tuition the full
15 percent next academic year, Machen said.
"I'm afraid that rather than hav-
ing a positive discussion it could
degenerate into an intellectual
brawl."
James Klausner
UF professor

To demonstrate his desire for increased
transparency this time, Machen sent an e-
mail Thursday afternoon to UF students, fac-
ulty and staff explaining the situation.
But not everyone is smitten with the idea
of increased transparency. James Klausner,
a UF professor, said he thinks it might be a
better idea to have budget discussions within
each college before opening the process to the
entire university. He said he's afraid that col-
leges will start arguing over who is more im-
portant to the university, which will tarnish
relationships.
"I'm afraid that rather than having a posi-
tive discussion it could degenerate into an
intellectual brawl," he said.


Bar owners oppose ordinance


ORDINANCE, from page 1

Last year, these establishments repre-
sented 439 of the 766 incidents.
"The problem is not going to go away
unless we take a more progressive ap-
proach," he said.
The GPD pays a permanent staff of
five officers $300,000 each year to moni-
tor a three-block downtown area, said
GPD spokesman Lt. Keith Kameg.
During busy weekends, the depart-
ment enlists officers for downtown's
Neighborhood Enforcement Initiative
and midtown's Operations Bureau.
Staffing these patrols requires over-
time payment to officers, a sum that in-
creases each year as Gainesville grows.
In 2005, the department staffed the
area with the five officers.
In 2006, the city added overtime offi-
cers for an additional cost of $22,000. The
next year, in 2007, overtime went up to
$75,000.
In 2008, overtime and staff cost the
city nearly half a million dollars, a sum
that only applies to downtown patrols-
not midtown.
Considering that GPD's budget only
allots $30 million for staff and services, a
disproportionate amount is spent on pa-


trols to monitor bars and clubs, Kameg
said.
"Something's got to give," he said.
"No one is stepping up to the plate to
help fund the services we're giving."
Gainesville residents told commis-
sioners that the ordinance would hurt
more than it would help. A dozen oppo-
nents protested out-
side the meeting.
UF Student
Government External
Affairs Director Matt
Goldberger spoke
on behalf of Student
Body President Kevin
Reilly and said the or-
Kameg dinance would have
negative effects like an increased market
for fake IDs and more unregulated house
parties with underage drinking.
Robert Zeller, a co-owner of Grog
House, XS, the Copper Monkey and
Gator City said the ordinance would vio-
late his property rights and due process
to fight a prohibition. He also said the
ordinance doesn't protect owners from
fake ID users who try to fraudulently
enter a bar.
"I'm getting demonized by this city,"
Zeller said.


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Witness changes story from arrest report, tries to drop all charges


TRIAL, from page 1
Mann said. Grapski will go to trial for the felo-
nies in the next two months.
About a week later, Kiester went to the
State Attorney's office to explain what hap-
pened before the arrest.
He told Attorney David Margolis that
Grapski was knocking on the door asking to
come in after Kiester had told him to leave.
After breaking the glass, he entered the kitch-
en through a side door and asked Kiester to
help him find his glasses, the GPD arrest re-
port stated.
On Dec. 16, Kiester e-mailed the State
Attorney's office asking for charges against


Grapski to be dropped. He told the court that
when he first spoke to Margolis he was still
shaken and not thinking
clearly.
Kiester had previously
told the State Attorney's
office that Grapski was fol-
lowing him around the
house shouting at him.
But at the trial, Kiester said
Grapski Grapski was kindly asking
for his glasses.
Kiester added that he thinks Grapski unin-
tentionally broke the window.
Grapski's defense attorney, Stephen
Bernstein, asked Kiester if he had spoken to
anyone that may have influenced his decision


to drop the charges, and Kiester said he hadn't
been influenced.
Despite Kiester's request, the State
Attorney's office had believed that Kiester
was pressured into the decision and refused,
Mann said.
Grapski pled no contest to disorderly con-
duct. Judge Thomas Jaworski found him
guilty of that charge, reinstated bond and sen-


tenced him to six months probation, during
which he cannot drink or come in contact with
Kiester, Mann said.
Both misdemeanor charges were dropped
and Grapski was told he would be let out of
jail later that evening.
Because he was in jail for three months,
there will be three months taken off his proba-
tion time.


The Jail Record of Charles Grapski, Political Activist
May 12006 -Jailed for allegedly recording a conversation with City Manager Clovis Watson, Jr.
Feb 12-13 2007- Jailed for battery on law enforcement officers and resisting arrest.
Aug 13-25 2007- Jailed for battery on three police officers while resisting arrest and trespassing
Oct. 12 2008-Jan 15 2009-Jailed for trespassing and criminal mischief. Grapski was released
after pleading guilty for disorderly conduct and paying $1,300 bond.


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For Rent
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.
www.ApartmentslnGainesville.com
4-22-72-1

ONE month FREE rent plus more $$!!!
Sign for a luxury 2/2 and receive $720!!
Interested in a 4/4? Receive $300!!
Mention this ad and receive your $$
and NO SIGNING FEES!!
352-271-3131
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
4-22-72-1








$IGN AND GET CA$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 UFNA. Non-
smokingprofessionalonly. Utils, internet, cable
TV,&garage. Kitchen&laundryavail. $525/mo.
Call 219-3410 1-21-08-8-1


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

ROOM FOR RENT $500/MO
All utils, cable & internet incl. Bedroom set &
vaseincluded. NearSFC, Oaks Mall & UF 786-
325-7941 orafter8pm352-332-9305 1-28-09-
15-1

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

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

4/4 First month Free at Lexington Crossing.
Need male student to sublease 1 room.
All inclusive, 3 bus routes.
For more info call (813) 390-7761.
1-23-5-1

4/2 Beautiful Spacious Home for Rent! Walk
to campus, huge yard! Available Fall 2009.
Professional/Graduatestudentspreferred.Call
Michelle (561)289-4759 2-6-09-15-1

**LAMANCHA CONDOS**
WalktoCampus4Br/1.5Ba. Includeselect, cable
tv, &highspeed internet. $399/moCall352-278-
9347orwww.lamanchacondos.com 1-30-10-1

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 or two bedroom, 60 second
walk to UF Wood firs, washer dryer included,
fireplace, patio deck. Can furnish. Short term
available. Private Owner. $595-up. 352-538-
2181. Lv msg 4-22-08-72-2

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)-$6491/1 Flat (800 sqft)-
$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
I'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/1ba from $700
No Move-in Fees! Water included
Wood floors avail! Pets loved!
FREE Parking! 372-7111
4-22-08-72-2


LAKEWOOD VILLAS
Large 1, 2 & 3 bdrm Floor Plans;
Starting at $695
Furniture Packages Inc. Washer/Dryer;
Workout Rm, Tennis Court; Swimming Pool;
Sauna etc. Mon-Fri 9-6, Sat 10-3
700 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, Sun 12-4
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$490person, 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!
1brs from $599 150 ft from UF!
$0 move-in fees! Move-in Today!
FREE parking! Pets Welcome!
372-7111 CollegeManor.org
4-22-08-72-2

Vaulted ceilings, resort style pool...
And more!! Your luxurious 4/4 is waiting!
COME IN TODAY
and receive a personal check for..
$300!!!!!!
352-271-3131
4-22-72-2

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

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


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.EnclaveUFcom*
4-22-08-72-2






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






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


***4BR/2BA HISTORIC HOUSE***
10 blocks to UF. Near downtown. High ceil-
ing, wood floor, cent A/C, W/D, tons of char-
acter. Avail Now 237 SW 4th Ave. $980/mo
352-214-9270 4-22-08-72-2


WOODLANDD VILLASOO
2BR units starting at
$695. Gated community.
Private courtyards.
M-F 10-6 Sat. 10-2
5950 SW 20th Ave.
888-803-7678
www.woodlandvillas.com
4-22-08-72-2

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

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

WALK TO UF -AVAILABLE NOW& FALL
1BR/$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


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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

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


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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
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HW Floors, Centr. AC
Pet Friendly $850/mo
352-375-8256
4-22-76-2


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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 SW 9th 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 SW 9th 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/3BAw room to run
behind Hilton on SW 34th ST
Union Properties 352-373-7578
www.rentgainesville.com 4-22-75-2

Available NOW
1BR/1BAw/laundry hkups
Pets OK w/fee close to UF
Water, sewer & trash incl.
Union Properties 352-373-7578
www.rentgainesville.com 4-22-75-2

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


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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$10
perpet.Januaryfree!!CallRhondaat(727)-243-
4688. 2-3-09-20-2

Roomy 1 BdRm/1 Bath NowAvail; Brandywine,
OldArcher Rd. $650 per mo incl. water. Ready
to move in. First floor, carpeted, private. Full
kitchen.Verynice.Call813-924-7192whilelasts.
1-20-09-10-2

3BR/2B House near Westside Park. Beautiful
hardwoodflrs.LgLR,DR,Family Rm.Dishwasher,
Cent AC&Htr. Free laundry fac. Fenced, land-
scapedyd.Monthly prepaydiscount. 1019NW
36th Dr. $1395/mo+Util. 773-206-1774 1-20-
09-10-2


LOTSOFGREENSPACE
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 NW22ndSt.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, DWN, Cent H/AC. No dogs. $650/mo
Available now 352-376-0080 1-21-09-10-2

POOL HOUSE AVAILABLE NOW!
Bike to UF 4BR/3BA, over 2000 sf, nice area 1
mi to UF. 2816 W UnivAve. $1500/mo now or
$1700/mo in fall. Can divide into 3/2 for$1200/
mo.Poolserviceextra376-6183,352-327-2931
1-28-09-15-2

2BR/2.5BA Townhouse condo near UF. Wired
for inet + sec system, W/D hk-up, appliances,
comm pool,2 MasterBRsw/own BA,Idealfor2
toshare. 1 st& secdep req. $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*
1blktoUF/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.
$500secdep. Nopets.Call386-462-0994 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.216SW3rdAve$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/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
1-23-09-10-2

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

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

*2/1 House w/ Big Yard*
4 Blocks to UF, HW Floors
Pet Friendly, Outdoor Kennel
352-375-8256
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.Vaultedceiling,W/D,DW,fans, pool, newer
carpet/tile, bus rte, smoke-lfree, no pets. $800/
mo.Quietarea.Call352-339-6502 1-22-09-7-2

4BR/2BA MUST SEE!
Available 8/1. Remodeled,W/D, lawn care, 1.8
mi to UF, No pets. 3532 NW 7th Ave Fenced
$1400/mo.373-1558or246-8645 1-20-09-5-2

****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,sixblockstoUF/downtown.Availablenow!
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 NW1 1thAve. $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!Janrentfree-$125@signing.Bus
rt 13, <1 mileto UF, quiet complex, great room-
mates.petswelcome.Nomoveinfees.Niceapt,
closeto UF, ButlerPlaza, 75, Shands, and VA.
Emily 704-223-0423 1-20-09-3-2

3BR/1 BA,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
561-716-1240 or rongo66@msn.com 1-22-
09-5-2

LARGE AFFORDABLE CONVENIENT
Serious students upgrade into private condo
2BR/2BA vaulted ceilings, breakfast bar, tile,
carpet, smoke-free, laundryroom, fenced back-
yard. $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


AVAILABLE AUGUST 1
3BR/2BA, oneblockfromcampus. Nice2-story
house,washer/dryerprovided,fireplace,wood
floors, dishwasher. $1350/mo 110 SW 12th St
Call 339-2342 1-23-09-5-2


5br 3ba MH on 5ac.
15 min to UF. $1600 mth.
352-213-3943 1-23-5-2


507 NW 39th Rd #229. Clean 2 bed
2 bath, washer, dryer, pool,
tennis, clubhouse. $850 month
plus $850 security, no pets.
Smart Choice Realty 376-2779 1-23-09-5-2


HUGE 2BR 1BA
W/D hookups. Pets OK
Walk to Vet School
$650 mo. Move in today!
866-747-8314 CMC LLLP
Lic. Real Estate Broker
Equal Housing Oppty.
4-22-09-61-2


Your roommate hasn't done the dishes in
How long?! Find a better dishwasher in the
Alligator Classifieds.


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


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


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 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


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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
kme1397@ufl.edu 1-21-5-3

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

$700: 2 bedroom-1.5 bath 900sqft.
Townhousein ColonialOaks.NewWasher/Dryer.
Pets Allowed. Short bike ride to Butler Plaza.
Availableimmediately!ContactCaitlin(850)572-
1518 or Kayla(850)261-7928 1-20-2-3

SUBLEASE1 bedroomunfurn.apt.atPineRush
Villas.LeasefromJan.toJuly. Jan. ispaid.$529/
mo. + util.
call 352-222-1428 Larry 1-23-5-3


Roommate Matching HERE
Oxford Manor 377-2777
The Landings 336-3838
The Laurels 335-4455
Cobblestone 377-2801
Hidden Lake 374-3866
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Church of All Worlds,
SFlorida
Interfaith family with Neopa-
gan roots. Meets Sundays @
11 am. 352-378-9659
C cawflorida@yahoo.com
www.cawflorida.org







Episcopal chapel House
Chapel of Incarnation
www.ufchapelhouse.com
2 weekly communion services,
lovely garden, sweet fellow-
ship, holy fun! 352-372-8506




University Lutheran Church
& Campus Ministry
1826 W University Ave.
Student Bible Study Wed. 5:30
Worship 10:25 am Sundays






Chabad Lubavitch
Jewish Student Center
-Your home away from home.
-Friday Night Live!
-Services & Shabbat Dinner.


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

Very close to campus 4/2 remodeled condo
opens to lovely courtyard and pool. $425w/UT
cableand internetincluded.(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 Female roommates NS/ND to share a new
4/2 house in a quiet neighborhood 3 mi. W
of 1-75. w/ cable, internet & security alarm.
$475/mo. util. incl. Call 352 331 8794 2-20-
30-4


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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

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

$400/mo. M/F Subleasee needed fora 1/1 in a
3/3apt@LexingtonCrossing:furnished,cable/
internet, electric, w/d. I will pay 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
from UF Jan-May 2 (optional). Bus Rts Pool
Gym Free Parking Much More $500 incl utili-
ties & internet call Helen 772-631-5430 for
more details 1-16-09-3-4


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5th Ave.
-(5 blocks north of the sta-
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Grace United
Methodist Church
Sunday Bible Study 9:30am
Sunday Worship 9:00 &
10:45
9325 W. Newberry Rd.
352-332-8770 gracefl.org
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First United Methodist
Traditional Sunday Worship
8:25am and 10:55am. All
Ages Sunday School Groups -
9:45am.
Wednesday Dinner ($2
Students) and Classes 5:30-
7:30pm
419 NE 1 st St. www.fumcgnv.org
(352) 372-8523


Southwest United
Methodist Church
Open and inclusive, family
away from home, Informal


using student input.
Sunday worship 10:45am
2400 SW Williston Rd
352-378-4931




Faith Presbyterian Church
10Am Worship
9Am Sunday School
5916 NW 39th Avenue
Gainesville
Phone: 352-377-5482
www.fpc-gnv.org


Presbyterian & Disciples
of Christ Student Center
Open, affirming and spirtually
diverse. Taize worship Sun.
at 7pm. $1 Dinners Weds. at
7pm. Theology on tap Tues.
Stubbies Pub Downtown 8pm.
1402 University Ave.
376-7539 pdsc.org


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Kaela Hill, Alligator Advertising,
at 376.4482.
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Room in 3/2 house by 34th & Univ. $450/mo +
utils, house has pooltable, screen porch, large
yard,quietneighbors,neareverything (movies,
moe's,bento,UF,etc.)Calltosee678-457-1635
1-27-7-4

Male roommate wanted 1BR/1BA for rent in
a 4BR/4BA. Room is fully furnished. $425/mo
incl all utils & cable. $125 sec dep required.
AvailablefromnowuntilAugust 30th,2009.Call
352-871-2982 1-23-5-4


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AFFORDABLE LUXURY NEW CONSTRUC-
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Condos for sale near UF/Shands!!
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Call Carolyn/Maureen at:
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AlachuaCounty- Big block home. Nice country
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work.35yrsold. $90K/OBO.Appraised$1 90K.
Financing possible. Call 727-939-1864 1-28-
09-10-5

FloridaForeclosure!37AC-$39,900Nicehome-
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20+ACRES&POST&BEAM BARN$119,900.
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TENNESSEE LAND RUSH! 1+acre to 2acre
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MID TENN MTNS By Owner, 5 acres, perfect
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Golf LotBargain! NOW$39,900 (was 139,900)
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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







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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








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


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

NEW & USED BIKES FOR SALE
WE REPAIR ALL BRANDS
Best Prices in Town *
SPIN CYCLE 373-3355
424 W UNIV AVE (DOWNTOWN)
4-22-72-9

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

COMPLETE SET OF
IRONS & METAL WOODS.
Oversized heads. Bag included. Likenew. $75.
Ron 352-332-5757 1-22-09-4-10

100%RECESSIONPROOF!Doyouearn$800in
a day? 25 Local Machines and Candy $9,995.
(888)629-9968BO2000033CALLUS:Wewillnot
be undersold! 1-16-1-10

DNAGUIDEDNUTRITIONThehugemoneymak-
er in 2009. Call now to get all the information
onthefutureofyourHEALTHandyourWEALTH!
(877)388-3234 1-16-1-10

NOWAVAILABLE!2009POSTOFFICEJOBS.$18-
$20/HR.NOEXPERIENCE,PAIDTRAINING,FED
BENEFITS,VACATIONS.CALL(800)910-9941
TODAY! REF#FL08. 1-16-1-10


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


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

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

CARS CARS Buy*Sell*Trade
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 City Auto 352-338-1999 4-22-09-62-12

Over 250 Vehicles Will Be Sold At
Wholesale Prices to the Public
Including Cars, Trucks, Vans & SUVs
Sun City Auto 352-338-1999 4-22-09-62-12

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


Friends don't let friends be driven home by
drunk drivers


Sun City Auto
No Credit Check
All Vehicles $0 Down
Buy Here Pay Here
352-338-1999 4-22-09-62-12


DONATE YOUR VEHICLE RECEIVE $1000
GROCERYCOUPONUNITEDBREASTCANCER
FOUNDATION Free Mammograms, Breast
Cancer Info www.ubcf.info FREE Towing, Tax
Deductible, Non-RunnersAccepted,(888)468-
5964. 1-16-1-12

IRS Vehicle Auction 1/21/09 10AM Sarasota
FLMust Be Onsite 1361 WUniversity Parkway
For more info Call (954)654-9899 Email
Sharon.W.Sullivan@irs.govOrvisitwww.irsauc-
tions.gov 1-16-1-12




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

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

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

Wanted: Papers and Essays.
Will pay $15 for old papers. For research pur-
posesonly.Emailsusan@dailylovelies.comfor
details. 1-26-6-13




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
record, drug-free, perssonal references.
www.carrsmith.com for details. 4-22-72-14

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

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

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


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


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

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 orTDD 1-800-955-
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.Volunteerswelcome Contact Sally
352-384-1155; st23@cox.net
1-21-09-10-14

WEB DEVELOPERS & COMPUTER
CONSTULTANTS: UFCenterforlnstructional
TechnologyandTraining.Webdevelopersmust
befamiliarwithDreamweaver, 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, sched gnv@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

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
Tennis Swim
Canoe Sail
Waterski Kayak
Gymnastics Archery
Silver Jewelry Rocks
English Riding Ropes
Copper Enameling Art
Basketball Pottery
Field Hockey Office
Softball Photo
Newsletter Soccer
Lacrosse Dance
Theater Costumer

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

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

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

EARN Extra Income Mailing Brochures.
Weekly pay check! Free 24 hour information.
(877)220-4470. 1-16-1-14

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

Earnextramoney.StudentsneededASAP. Earn
upto$150/day beinga mysteryshopper. Noex-
perience 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

Busy doctor needs professional executive
assistant 20-30 hrs/week. Experience is an
absolute must. Ideal applicant able to an-
ticipate need. Compensation based on ex-
perience, email CV to gm@ehsfamily.com
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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 $7-9 based on experience.
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
fromMay 1stthruAug20thin Branson,Missouri
forsingers,dancers,musicians.352-332-0515or
352-332-0514 1-29-09-10-14

Nanny needed for 9 & 6 year old afterschool
2-3 days/wk. Homework, errands, playtime.
Referencesreqired.Send resumetokthcrfts@
gmail.com 1-20-2-14

Homework coach for 10th-grade girl need-
ing organization & motivation; some tutor-
ing. Pick up at school & confer w/ teachers.
Female, non-smoker, good driving record.
Min. 3 days/wk from 2:30. $9 + mileage. 335-
7529 1-20-09-2-14


Colonial Life seeks an entrepreneurial pro-
fessional with sales experience to become a
District Manager. A Life/Health license is re-
quired. Substantial earnings potential. Please
contact: meredith.brewer@coloniallife.comor
call (904)424-5697. 1-16-1-14

DRIVERS-ASAP!Sign-OnBonus35-41cpmEam
over $1000 weekly Excellent Benefits Need
CDL-A&3mosrecentOTR(877)258-8782www.
meltontruck.com 1-16-1-14

IMMEDIATEOPENINGS.CDL-Ateams&drivers
willing to team. Company team splits $1.06/
mi. O/OP teams earn up to $2.25/mi. Hazmat
required.$2,000teamsign-onbonus.(800)835-
9471 1-16-1-14

Driver-Join PTLtoday! Company driversearn
upto40cpm. 1/2cpmincreaseevery60Kmiles.
Average 2,800 miles/week. CDL-A required.
www.ptl-inc.com Call (877)740-6262. 1-16-1-
14

HELPWANTED:NoTruckDriverExperience-No
Problem. Wil-Transwillteach you howtodrive.
CompanySponsored CDLTraining. (888)368-
1205. Must be 23 1-16-1-14


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

MATH & PHYSICS TUTOR
First hour FREE. 11 years experience. Bilingual.
Call Francisco at 352-494-8582 1-30-15-15


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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-
rate paddocks. 24-hr security, 352-591-3175
everglade-equestrian.com 4-22-74-15

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

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

TLC HORSEBOARD
All facilities & amenities, quality instruc-
tion; 15 minutes from UF. Jan at 376-7762.
Greathouse Equestrian Ctr. 4-22-72-15

**GATOR MOVING & STORAGE **
Local and long distance moving
One item or a houseful!
10% off with this ad! FL Reg IM 19
Call Now! 352-374-4791, 800-797-6766
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
Student Rates. Leonard UmansAAPH, NGH
certified 379-1079 4-22-72-15

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GatorSlideFarm:Horseboarding.Ownerhous-
ing. Dressage, stadium jumping, X-country.
Lessons/schooling opportunities. Feeding/
mucking mitigate monthly charges. Visitors al-
wayswelcome.ContactDibbie352.466.3538or
gtrslfrm@aol.com. 1-26-08-20-15

Absolute Value Automotive
Major/minor auto repairs ASE cert. Free
pickup & delivery of your car. UF grad
owned. Lowest price guaranteed. All
makes/models. 9420 NW 13th St 379-3130
1-30-08-23-15

T-SHIRT SCREEN PRINTING
Greeks-Sports-Clubs-Bands
*Call or Stop by for a QUOTE*
MONSTER PRESS 373-3355
424 W UNIV AVE (in Spin Cycle)
4-22-72-15

Eschatology Journal is a study of last
things, including the end of the world and the
end ofour personal lives. Forfree subscription
send email request to 8v@8v.com 1-20-1-15

Runyourad STATEWIDE and SAVE $$$! Run
your classified ad in over 100 Florida newspa-
pers reaching over4 MILLION readersfor$475
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newspaperor(866)742-1373formoredetailsor
visit:www.florida-classifieds.com. 1-16-1-15

Post OfficeNowHiring!Avg Pay $20/hror$57K/
yrlncluding FederalBenefitsandOT Placed by
adSource notaffiliatedw/USPSwho hires. Call
(866)713-4492. 1-16-1-15

Learn to Operate a Crane or Bull Dozer Heavy
Equipment Training. National Certification.
Financial & Placement Assistance. Georgia
SchoolofConstruction.www.Heavy5.comUse
code"FLCNH"orcall(866)218-2763.1-16-1-15

NEED A LAWYER? Personal Injury. Workers
Comp. Criminal/DUI/Traffic. Divorce/Custody
Bankruptcy/Foreclosure.Wills/Probate.GetHelp
Now!AAAAttorney Referral Service (800)733-
5342 1-16-1-15

AIRLINES ARE HIRING Train for high pay-
ing Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA ap-
proved program. Financial aid if qualified
- Housing available. CALLAviation Institute of
Maintenance (888)349-5387. 1-16-1-15

ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE from Home.
*Medical, *Business, *Paralegal, *Computers,
*Criminal Justice. Job placement assistance.
Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified.
Call(866)858-2121 ,www.CenturaOnline.com.
1-16-1-15




HIV ANTIBODY TESTING
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
378-9191
www.abortiongainesville.com
4-22-72-16
THE TRUE YOU!
Lose 8-15 pounds in 4 weeks
Only $119!
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FRIDAY, JANUARY 16, 2009


ALLIGATOR
www.alligatorSports.org


Harvin heads to NFL; Spikes returning for senior year

By EVAN DREXLER
Alligator Staff Writer
edrexler@alligator.org

There's good news and there's bad news.
The good news: UF junior middle linebacker Brandon
Spikes announced his decision to stay in Gainesville for his
senior season Thursday.
The bad: UF junior wide receiver Percy Harvin is making
the jump to the NFL.


UF quarterback Tim Tebow lifts wide receiver Percy Harvin to celebrate a touchdown during the BCS National Cham-
pionship Game in Dolphin Stadium in Miami Gardens on Thursday. UF defeated Oklahoma 24-14.


UF MEN'S BASKETBALL

Hogs led by strong front line


By MIKE DiFERDINANDO
Alligator Staff Writer
mdiferdinando@alligator.org

The young UF frontcourt showed flashes
of its potential against Auburn on Wednesday.
Saturday, the Gators will be face to face with
talent realized.
When they take the court against Arkansas
in the O'Connell Center at 2 p.m., Alex Tyus
and company will get a firsthand look at the
best the Southeastern Conference has to offer.
Razorbacks big man Michael Washington
is averaging 17.1 points and 10.5 rebounds per
game and is the only player in the SEC averag-
ing a double-double.
"Michael Washington right now, I think,
just based on this point in time of the season,
has got to be a guy that you would consider
for player of the year in the league," UF coach
Billy Donovan said. "We've got to be very, very
concerned."


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For a UF team (15-2, 2-0 SEC) that has strug-
gled to stand strong in the paint this season,
containing the platoon of athletic Arkansas (12-
3, 0-2 SEC) post players will be a tough task.
The Razorbacks complement Washington
with 6-foot-8 forward Michael Sanchez.
"I think if we're small
like that, we've got to hit
them first. Hit 'em in the
legs, box 'em out and get the
rebound. ... I think we got
to hit 'em first," UF point
guard Nick Calathes said.
Arkansas will also throw
Washington out 6-foot-6, 220 pound
former NFL wide receiver
Marcus Monk. As a freshman, Monk played
sparingly on the basketball team but starred
on the football field, setting an SEC freshman
record with 37 receptions.
Monk had a breakout season as a junior
SEE HOGS, PAGE 20



EThe UF track and field teams will start up
their indoor seasons Friday with a meet at
Kentucky. For more, and a story on the UF
tennis teams and swim teams, check out
alligatorSports.org.


"When it is all said and done, I wanted to win.
I wanted to be a part of championship teams.
We did that at Florida."
Percy Harvin
UFjunior wide receiver

Harvin, who was responsible for a team-high 17 touch-
downs and 40 catches this season, said his main goal at UF
was winning championships, something he did twice in his
three years in orange and blue.
"When it is all said and done, I wanted to win," Harvin
said in a statement.
"I wanted to be a part of championship teams. We did
that at Florida."
Harvin is No. 24 on Scout Inc.'s list of the Top 32 draft
prospects and is the third wide receiver behind Texas Tech's
Michael Crabtree and Missouri's Jeremy Maclin.
Spikes will enter the 2009 season as one of the top line-
backers in the country, and he said his decision was a tough
one.
"I just felt like it was the right choice to come back,"
Spikes said in a statement. "I love the coaching staff and my
teammates, and I look forward to playing another year in
front of the best fans in America."


UF rebounds after loss


By CHRISTOPHER YAZBEC
Alligator Writer
cyazbec@alligator.org

After losing its first game of the
season on Nov. 14, UF answered with
a win over Jacksonville to begin a 15-
game winning streak.
Coming off a loss for just the sec-
ond time, the No. 19 Gators (16-2, 2-1
Southeastern Conference) responded
in similar fashion at South Carolina
(8-8, 0-3 SEC) on Thursday night by
claiming a 77-63 victory.
While a long winning streak like
the first is not likely to happen again
this season, getting a gritty road
win following the loss to Auburn on


Sunday was satisfying enough for UF
coach Amanda Butler.
"Any road win in the SEC counts
double, but especial-
ly with a team that
plays as tough and
physical as South
Women's Carolina does,"
Basketball Butler said.
The Gators bat-
tled back from down
7 early to take a 35-25 lead into half-
time.
It wouldn't get much closer than
that, as UF exploded midway through
the second half to blow the game

SEE W-HOOPS, PAGE 20


I P S


Today's question: Which UF football national
championship team is best?

Previous question: Would you forgo your
senior year for an NFL salary? (see right for
results)


Percent (Votes)
51% (99)
49% (96)
195 TOTAL VOTES






FRIDAY, JANUARY 16, 2009 U ALLIGATOR, 19


JUMPBALL

Which Gators national championship football team reigns supreme?


Y ur first sultry kiss of another's lips
gives you goosebumps. It's exciting,
nerve-wracking, but still an experience
unlike any other. It's more memorable than
that third one for sure, even if that third time
around you were much better at the art of lip
smacking.
There wasn't much national historical
significance about UF's '96 national title, the
football program's first championship. They
were a great team led by a Heisman-winning
quarterback in Danny Wuerffel. That's hap-
pened many times before.
However, when Tim Tebow approached
the podium and made a promise, he left an
imprint on college football history.
This championship, that speech, will be
remembered as one of the most remarkable
moments in college football history.
But it's not the best championship in
UF history. That's still 12 years ago, when
Wuerffel was throwing lasers to Jacquez
Green and Reidel Anthony, while Lawrence
Wright was knocking the poop out of oppo-
nents' receivers.
If there was no '96 title, there is no '08 title.
The first is still best, and it should always be
that way. That's what my somewhat esteemed
colleague Phil on the Hill has missed.


These two teams
took similar paths.
They had disap-
pointing bowl losses
the year before and
then, the following
year, had a group
Brian Steele of leaders come to-
Steele-ing Bases gether who swore
bsteele@alligator.org that wouldn't hap-
pen again. It didn't
for either team.
They had stretches were they were as domi-
nant as a football team can be.
Wuerffel and his gang did something that
hadn't been done here before, and that de-
serves brownie points. Greatness was expect-
ed in 2008 in large part because of what hap-
pened in 1996. Have you ever seen a movie
where the sequel is significantly better than
the first one? There aren't too many. Sequels
are made because the first was successful.
When the history of UF football is talked
about in 20 years, the conversation still starts
with Wuerffel, Steve Spurrier and 1996. It
leads into Tebow, Urban Meyer and 2008.
This is just another chapter in what's be-
coming a great novel. But you don't get to the
middle unless you read the introduction.


t is easy to overvalue the present and im-
mediately believe what you just saw is
better than the previous "best." The trap
always looms. So going into this debate, I
took special notice to steel myself against the
norm.
I still believe the 2008 team is the best of
UF's national champions. You likely came
to the same conclusion after Wednesday's
"Who's the Best?" graphic.
Let's take a look at the statistics.
Offensively, the teams are a wash. Tim
Tebow, Percy Harvin and the weapons of this
year are pretty much comparable to Danny
Wuerffel, Fred Taylor and friends. While '96
did average slightly more points per game
(47 to 43.6), this can be attributed to the new
clock rules this year. Both offenses averaged
the same number of yards per play (7.1).
The special teams certainly wasn't too
shabby this season, as punt returner Brandon
James was a force early in the season. With
opponents keying on James, punt and field-
goal blocks became an every-game affair. The
2008 outfit blocked nine kicks, tying 1995 for
the school record.
But when it comes to defense, '96 is no
match for '08. This year's squad allowed few-
er points (12.9 versus 17), set a school record


for interceptions
(26), and the start-
ers allowed only six
touchdowns dur-


Spikes and compa-
Phil Kegler ny held Oklahoma,
Phil on the Hill the highest-scoring
pkegler@alligator.org team in NCAA his-
tory, to 14 points.
And this year's
squad was much younger, with not a single
senior starter and only three upperclassmen
total, compared to four seniors on the '96 de-
fense.
The 2008 Gators became the first team in
Southeastern Conference history to win six
league games by 28 points or more.
Add on Tebow, probably the best player
in college football history, and his promise af-
ter the Mississippi loss, and 2008 simply be-
comes storybook. What you may not realize
is that even in a year where Tebow had to do
less, he still had one more total touchdown
(42 to 41) than Wuerffel.
So for once, don't worry, UF fans. You're
not just trapped in the moment this one re-
ally can be considered the best of the best.


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UF to open SEC play


By EUGENIO TORRENS
Alligator Writer

The first gymnastics meet
shouldn't have been the one to cata-
pult UF to a No. 1 ranking.
Four freshmen one-third of the
team were donning orange and
blue for the first time. But that didn't
stop the Gators from setting the high-
est score (196.50) in the country this
year and earning the No. 1 ranking.
"The whole team proved them-
selves at the first meet," senior Corey
Hartung said. "If that was the first
meet and we did that well, then I
know we can do so much better, and
we will do so much better."
UF will get its chance to do even
better tonight in its second consecu-
tive home meet against No. 4 Auburn
at 7 p.m. in the O'Connell Center to
begin Southeastern Conference play.
The Tigers won their first meet hand-
ily against Illinois-Chicago but suf-
fered a setback against rival Alabama
on Friday, losing by the narrowest
margin possible, 0.025.
"Obviously there were some areas
and some issues, some mistakes that
we made, things that we have to iron
out and things that (we've worked)
on this week, such as the lineup po-


sitioning and changing a few things
with routine composition," UF coach
Rhonda Faehn said.
Faehn reiterated the importance
of starting strong against Auburn.
"Once again, we have to just get
the ball rolling on vault," she said.
Freshman Nicole Ellis, who com-
peted in vault Friday, said she needed
to hone her focus against Auburn.
"Last weekend I was more ner-
vous than I think I will be this week-
end just because I
know what to expect
now," Ellis said.
Gymnastics The Oklahoma
meet seemed to rest
the worries of the
team in general, not just freshmen.
"Overall, I guess the biggest feel-
ing I have from last week is I have
more confidence," Hartung said. "I
actually believe in this team."
She'll have to feel good if UF
can put away Auburn like they did
Oklahoma.
"I know the SEC is the toughest
conference," Hartung said. "If we're
there on Friday, we'll be great."
ZAISER OUT FOR YEAR: Junior
Rebekah Zaiser will miss the rest of
the season after suffering a broken
foot in practice this week.


Chaney likely to play against Arkansas


HOGS, from page 18

(50 catches for 962 yards and 11
TDs) and gave up his final year
of college eligibility for the NFL
Draft.
He was taken in the seventh
round by the Chicago Bears but
was cut midway through the
preseason.
Monk is now using his final
year of eligibility while he waits
for his next NFL opportunity.


Arkansas reeled off impres- pie thought in November or
sive wins against then-No. 4 December, because I still think
, Oklahoma there's a lot of youthfulness in
and then-No. our league," Donovan said.
7 Texas earlier Freshman Allen Chaney
Men's this season be- missed Wednesday's game
fore going 0-2 against Auburn with back
BSketball to start SEC spasms, but should play against
play. the Razorbacks.
The Hogs are coming off "Any time you're dealing
a 74-65 loss to Mississippi on with a back and the discomfort
Wednesday night. he was in, you just always want
"I think the league is maybe to make sure he gets himself
a lot better than what peo- back healthy," Donovan said.


Dotson's 13 first-half points lead Gators


WHOOPS, from page 18


wide open, thanks mostly to South Carolina
turnovers.
The Gators were fueled by 24 Gamecocks
turnovers compared to just 14 of their own,
and they led by as many as 21 points after the
break.
"It was important for us to play good team
defense tonight because we knew that we had
not done that at Auburn," Butler said.
Marshae Dotson sparked her team with 13
first-half points. She shot a perfect 8 for 8 from
the field and finished with 19 points and six re-
bounds.
"Lucky for us, Marshae Dotson had her bat-
tle gear on today, and she came ready to play,"
Butler said. "She did a great job on the low


block of wanting the ball first and foremost,
and that made all the difference in her offen-
sive output."
Sha Brooks continued to struggle from the
floor early on, shooting just 3 of 14 in the first
half. Despite what seemed to be a cold shooting
night for her, the senior guard finished with 25
points on 8-of-21 shooting from the field.
She was also a perfect 9 for 9 from the free-
throw line and threw in nine assists.
UF must now get ready to host Georgia on
Sunday at 2 p.m.
The Bulldogs handled the Gators rather eas-
ily last season, winning two games by 27 and
19 points, respectively.
It's the Gators, however, who will enter this
game ranked higher in the SEC standings and
looking to add to a new winning streak.
A radio broadcast contributed to this report.


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