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TUESDAY, JANUARY 20, 2009


Obama realizes hope for MLK generation


* INAUGURATION TO BEGIN
AT NOON TODAY.

By MORGAN COLLINS
Alligator Contributing Writer

Rev. Milford Griner, 51, remem-
bers where he was April 4, 1968.
Griner, then a 10-year-old boy,
was watching television with his
family when a news blurb an-
nounced the assassination of
Martin Luther King Jr.
As the details of King's death
drifted from the TV set, tears rolled
down his parents' faces. A somber
mood overtook them.
"It was a quiet, eerie time," he
recalled.
Griner, now the pastor of Hall
Chapel United Methodist Church
in Gainesville, is one of many black
Americans remembering King's
life as the country begins a new era
with President Barack Obama's in-
auguration.
Obama's election shows how
far black Americans and the coun-
try have come since the civil rights
movement, he said.
This is history in the making for
America, Griner said.
"I'm filled with pride not just
as a black American but also as an
American," he said.
This enthusiasm for a new
America is contagious, as Obama
continues to spread his message
of change throughout Alachua
County, the country and the
world.
Christy Durr, 56, said it's been a
long time coming.


People gather Sunday on the National Mall for the "We Are One: Opening Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial" in Washington.


For Durr, Obama's Inauguration
is the fruit of hard work. She volun-
teered with the Obama campaign
during the election.
"I couldn't just sit back here and


do nothing and expect change,"
she said.
Durr never doubted Obama's
ability to win because his message
transcended racial boundaries. He


talked about a common ground to or black America, but the United
bring all Americans together. States of America," Durr said.
"He reminded us that this Still, Obama's inauguration
country isn't a red America, or a does not signal an end to the coun-
blue America, or a white America INAUGURATION, PAGE
SEE INAUGURATION, PAGE 11


LOCAL

UF professor arrested, charged with selling cocaine


By KATIE EMMETS
Alligator Writer
Kemmets@alligator.org

A UF anthropology professor was arrested
Saturday night after he admitted to trying to
trade cocaine for sexual favors from another
man.
Michael Heckenberger, UF's 2005 Teacher
of the Year for the College of Liberal Arts and
Sciences, threw down a small plastic bag near
the 900 block of Northwest Fourth Place after


he saw a Gainesville Police Department car.
The bag, picked up by GPD officer Steve
Jones, field tested positive for cocaine, accord-
ing to the GPD arrest report.
After he was arrested, Heckenberger,
46, said the cocaine he carried was not his.
According to the report, Heckenberger told
Jones he planned on trading the cocaine for
sexual favors from a man.
Because he was discovered about 450 feet
away from the Progressive Church of Our
Lord Jesus Christ, Heckenberger, was charged


with the sale of a controlled substance within
1,000 feet of a church.
Heckenberger was
placed on administrative
leave and a substitute will
temporarily take over his
classes, said UF spokesman
Steve Orlando.
The university has not
received the arrest report
Heckenberger and still needs more infor-
mation, Orlando said.


Heckenberger won the College of Liberal
Arts and Science's Teacher of the Year Award
in 2005 and has taught at UF since 1999.
According to the resume on his Web site,
Heckenberger's work was recognized in pub-
lications such as the New Yorker, Scientific
American, MSNBC and CNN.
He also worked with the History Channel
and the Discovery Channel, according to his
Web site.
Heckenberger was released from jail
Monday on a $25,000 bond.


* Nick Calathes
(left) and the UF
men's basketball
team pulled away
from Arkansas in
the second half
Saturday.
See Story,
Page 20.


One dead after retirement center fight
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) -- Authorities say a 72-year-
old Fort Myers man is dead after an apparent fight at a
retirement center.
According to a police report, police responded to a
possible assault after a fight broke out at the Hidden
Oaks Retirement Center on Sunday night, witnesses
said
Chrisanto Beltran had already died by the time po-
lice arrived at the center. Another man, Kenneth Knauf,
87, of Fort Myers was taken to a hospital. Authorities
are still investigating the cause of death.


The UF Century
Tower carillon kicked
off the celebration for
its 30th anniversary
Sunday with a faculty
recital. The perfor-
mances will continue
throughout 2009.
See story, Page 10.


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Professionals from the medi-
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food will be provided.

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water conservation issues.

Jewish Student Union Spring
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Events include hookah at
Farah's, a movie, arts and
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Stearns selects SFC to host inaugural celebration


* THE EVENT WILL BEGIN AT 11A.M.
IN THE SFC GYM


day at the college's Northwest Campus.
SFC Student Body President Cesar
Fernandez is coordinating the celebration
wnith th- adrlmini tration anr St-arn' nffire


BY KATIE EMMETS
Alligator Wrr Students and community members are
invited to the gym to watch network cover-
age of the inauguration. The event begins
Congressman Cliff Stearns selected at 11 a.m.
Santa Fe College to host the Inaugural "The inauguration is a once-in-a-life-
Celebration for President Barack Obama to- time opportunity watershed moment in


"The inauguration is a once-in-a-
lifetime opportunity watershed
moment in American history."
Jackson Sasser
SFC President

American history," said SFC President
Jackson Sasser.
"The college wants our students and


employees to experience that moment in a
setting that is appropriate to the occasion,"
he said.
Although Sasser said the beginningof
the semester is a very busy time, he said he
encourages teachers to bring their students
to the event.
More than 800 students and faculty have
signed up to attend, said SFC spokeswom-
an Julie Garrett.


UF FACULTY

English professor retires following plagiarism scandal
BY CHELSEA KEENAN Freelance writer and former happened. thought the severity of Twitchell's Paul D'Anieri, dean of tl
Alligator Writer Los Angeles Times employee Roy Although Twitchell called to actions warranted a public apol- College of Liberal Arts ai


Following the plagiarism con-
troversy that surrounded him last
spring, English professor James
Twitchell retired last month, end-
ing a 35-year career at UF.
Twitchell admitted to plagia-
rizing in April, which resulted in
a five-year suspension without
pay.
Twitchell refused to comment
for the story.


Rivenburg was one of the authors
from whom Twitchell stole.
"I was unhappy when I dis-
covered Twitchell was getting
credit and book royalties for ma-
terial written by me and several
other writers," Rivenburg wrote
in an e-mail.
Rivenburg said he e-mailed
both Twitchell and Simon &
Schuster, Twitchell's book pub-
lisher, when he realized what


apologize, Rivenburg was skepti-
cal of his expla-
nation.


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English profes-
sor, Twitchell
knew the rules
and had no ex-
cuse for pla-
giarizing," he
wrote.
wrote that he


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UF spokesman Steve Orlando
said that he does not expect
the controversy surrounding
Twitchell to tarnish UF's reputa-
tion.
"The fact that there was a
consequence is important," he
said. "We expect integrity from
our students therefore we expect
the same from our faculty mem-
bers."


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Sciences, agreed with Orlando.
He said UF handled the situ-
ation well by taking definite ac-
tions rather than trying to hide
the situation.
D'Anieri said he was sad to see
what came of Twitchell's career.
"He's a good guy that made
some big mistakes," he said. "He
had a good career while he was
here, and it's a shame it had to
come to this."


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Two 8-year-olds stop man from beating ex-girlfriend


a THE MAN WAS ARMED
WITH A GUN.

By KATIE EMMETS
Alligator Writer
Kemmets@alligator.org

A man was arrested Sunday af-
ter an armed confrontation with his
ex-girlfriend and two boys wield-


ing baseball bats, according to a
Gainesville Police Department ar-
rest report.
Charles Bradley, 30, attempted
several times to reunite with his
ex-girlfriend, and he threatened
violence each time she refused, the
report stated.
Just before 7 p.m. Bradley arrived
at his ex-girlfriend's house, where
their 8-year-old son was with his


8-year-old friend.
According to the report, Bradley
hit his ex-girlfriend on the back of
the head with a gun in
front of the two boys.
Local He then forced the
News gun into her face.
"He tried to get her
to open her mouth so he could put
the gun inside and told her he was
going to kill her," said GPD spokes-


woman Summer Hallett.
The two 8-year-olds got alumi-
num baseball bats and attacked
Bradley, which made him stop,
Hallett said.
After the attack, the woman and
the two boys went to the GPD to tell
police what happened.
"After all of their stories matched
up, the 8-year-olds took the officers
where they thought Bradley might


be," Hallet said.
When they got to 1900 S.E. Third
Terrace, police saw Bradley walking
in the parking lot, she said.
Bradley was arrested and
charged with four felonies including
aggravated assault and possession
of a firearm/concealed weapon by
a convicted felon. According to the
Gainesville police report, Bradley
has eight felony convictions.


UF ADMINISTRATION

Faculty Senate to launch budget cut blog on Web site


By THOMAS STEWART
Alligator Staff Writer
tstewart@alligator.org

Now that UF has decided on a budget cut
target for the 2009-2010 fiscal year, the ques-
tion becomes: What can be cut?
This year, with more time and a little expe-
rience working in the university's favor, the
answers may come from some new places.
UF's Faculty Senate, for instance, has de-
cided to establish a budget cut blog on its
Web site.


Frank Bova, Senate chair, said the blog
will be a place for faculty to come together
and honestly discuss the cuts.
Bova said he hopes the blog will be up and
running by the end of the month.
Also in the works is a Web site to display
information and updates about UF's bud-
get situation, said UF spokeswoman Janine
Sikes.
Once colleges and administrative units
have prepared their budget proposals, they
will be posted on the site for the public to see,


UF plans to launch the
site today, Sikes said. A link
will be posted at www.ufl.
edu.
Meanwhile, Student
Senate President Jordan
Johnson said the Senate
will be hosting town hall-
Sikes like forums at each of UF's
colleges to gather student input on the cuts.
An ad hoc budget cut committee will also


be created to oversee all of the efforts relating
to cuts, he said.
Frank Bracco, a UF political science se-
nior and former student senator, said while
senators help colleges decide which cuts to
make, he hopes Student Government will
take a look at its own budget. Spending al-
most $17,000 for 16 recycling bins at the Reitz
Union is a good example of wasteful spend-
ing, he said.
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Human after all

America should keep

expectations in check
ith President Barack Obama set to make history this
afternoon, the Editorial Board can't help but offer a
word of caution as excitement over his presidency
reaches epic proportions.
Gasp has the Alligator Editorial Board taken a sharp
turn to the right?
There is no denying the fact that we are extremely proud
of America for putting race aside in electing Obama to the
highest office in the land. Nor do we have anything but the
kindest of words to bestow upon the man who ran a nearly
flawless presidential campaign.
But when we get past the glitz and glamour of the inau-
guration, the Editorial Board wants clear-cut results from
Obama before we start drawing comparisons to the likes of
Teddy and Franklin Roosevelt, JFK and other presidents of
such ilk.
Quite simply, America and Obama himself are being set
up for failure if the country is ready to deem his four years in
office as a can't-miss success.
Do the words "Michael Jordan" and "baseball" ring any
bells?
Yes, there is something undeniably special about Obama
being the first black man to assume the presidency. Not to
mention the long odds he faced and the stalwart opponents
he defeated over the course of a truly tenuous process lead-
ing up to today's inauguration. But, let's give the man credit
only when credit is due.
Sure, Obama represents change but only in the sense
that under his watch the country has rid itself of a failed
agenda and now has the opportunity to rise from the ashes.
We cannot simply assume when Obama takes office the
litany of problems currently plaguing our nation will sud-
denly dissipate overnight. Sadly, there are many who are
caught up in the hype, throwing policy and careful planning
out the window and expecting nothing short of a thriving
economy by the weekend.
Dare we ask, has the bar been set so high that anything
less than excellence may be deemed a failure on the part of
Obama?
The Editorial Board is not a bunch of closeted McCain
sympathizers nor do we aspire to be hockey moms one day.
Our concern over "Obamarama" lies in hoping the nation
gives the man a chance to earn his reputation and remains
optimistic when he does not convert water into wine during
his first day in the Oval Office.
We strongly believe in Obama, and we hope for noth-
ing but the best from the president challenged with one of
the most arduous tasks in American history. But, Americans
across the country need to realize Obama is a man flawed
and human just like the rest of us.
While we encourage you to throw your heartfelt support
behind Obama, we hope you will keep in mind that placing
unrealistic expectations on him will ultimately spell disap-
pointment and unfairly so.
That being said, the Editorial Board could not think of a
sounder individual to lead the nation through the perils of
economic failure and restore our standing in the world.
Barack Obama is on top of the world right now. Millions
have descended upon Washington, D.C., to celebrate the ut-
terly historic moment brought to fruition through the tireless
work of black luminaries from Parks to King.
Come noon, we expect greatness an inauguration
speech that will inspire a nation and one day be studied by
our children as the model for excellence in political rhetoric.
Starting Wednesday, Obama will have the chance to de-
liver on his word.


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Column

Man behind image
S tarting Wednesday, President Barack Obama must
live up to his celebrated image.
On top of saving the world and renewing hope in
humanity, Obama must regain control over his sublimely
powerful and visible position on the cusp of a worldwide
wave of optimism.
Inauguration celebrations that cost $170 million do
not applaud those who lack power, and our bailed-out
circumstances have charged the new president with
spending a sum of money that even mathmagicians
find difficult to fathom. Teetering on a super majority in
Congress, Obama spearheads a Democratic machine set
to rule absolutely.
America may be crippled with debt and paralyzed
by wars against nations and nouns, but we remain the
shining light on the hill. America, translated into any lan-
guage, still means that a more perfect union is possible.
America is an ideal but it is a reality as well. Heck,
this is "where wings take dream," as outgoing President
George W. Bush so eloquently put it.
Obama is a one-man economic revival kit who now
stands as the most successful campaign fundraiser in the
history of politics. The man oozes charisma and has a de-
cent jump shot, but bootlegged T-shirts and commemora-
tive plates only go so far. Obama may find it imperative
to beat back the desperate and hungry minions of the
media in order to separate the man from the myth and
actually govern this country.
Everybody wants a slice of Obama's shine, but none
more so than the corporate media industry. Television
and print media have completely hitched their fading
fortunes to an iconic image of Obama that no man can
reasonably sustain. Television executives are calling


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needs to lead U.S.
this inauguration a "second Super
Bowl" because of the exorbitant
rates charged for advertising.
Such an over-dependence on
advertising, however, is the addic-
tion that has placed our media in
Tommy Maple its current sorry state. Nobody in
letters@alligatororg corporate media has figured out
a way to make any money off the
Internet as of yet, and newspapers are less economically
solvent than your average crack dealer. Fawning over
Obama means advertising revenue right now, and per-
haps favorable terms in the inevitable newspaper bailout
conundrum looming in our immediate future.
Even without the cloying media orgy, Obama's im-
age is of critical commercial interest across the world.
Shepard Fairey created the now-famous red, white and
blue "Hope" image associated with Obama's campaign
after becoming legendary for making pseudo-propa-
ganda under the equally powerful slogan "Obey." Pepsi
spent millions of dollars re-engineering their logo to be
more similar to the iconic Obama campaign "O," and
synced it with the launch of a huge ad campaign tout-
ing "Optimism" alongside their corn-syrup concoctions.
Ideally, one need not obey in order to have hope and op-
timism.
Perhaps these views are more cynical than such a
celebratory moment deserves, and for that, I apologize.
Today's inauguration may very well be the greatest day
in the history of our American union, but as we move
forward, a man not a symbol shall lead the nation.
Tommy Maple is an international communications graduate
student. His column appears on Tuesdays.


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


Reader response
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Guest column

D.C. partisanship could hinder change


Letters to the Editor
Ordinance will not save city money
I may only be one of the simple folk, but I fail to see
how the underage prohibition ordinance being consid-
ered by the Gainesville City Commission presents sub-
stantial savings, if any at all.
Costs associated with bar patrol have risen over the
past couple of years because police officers are being
paid more for overtime. Members of the commission
and the Alligator have argued this ordinance somehow
decreases costs of bar patrol, but how?
Bar patrol officers are out to help protect our com-
munity by making sure all patrons both of age and
underage are not engaging in dangerous behavior,
including underage drinking.
By stopping some restaurants, clubs and bars from
admitting patrons under 21, are we magically stopping
all patrons from engaging in unsafe behavior?
What about underage patrons impacted by this or-
dinance? Underage individuals will simply go to other
clubs, bars and house parties and will still engage in,
well, what young people engage in.
There are hundreds of establishments that serve al-
cohol in Gainesville where unsafe behavior can occur
any night, but bar patrol barely scratches the surface of
patrolling these areas.
If we are looking to solve the problems of underage
drinking and driving under the influence, we should in-
crease the number of officers on the street, not decrease
the number of officers.
Shame on you Alligator. We all know what young
people do, and we all know this ordinance is not the so-
lution to our problems.
Frank Bracco
4LS


Less than a week after Martin Luther King Jr.'s birth-
day, Barack Obama will take an oath for the high-
est office in the land. He will do so surrounded
by family and friends, members of our government and
anywhere from 3 million to 5 million onlookers all by-
standers to one of history's momentous junctures.
With a financial crisis rivaling the Great Depression
and constant bloodshed looming overhead, President-
elect Obama will face enormous challenges in the next
four years, all with global ramifications.
Obama, who will take his oath of office on the same
bible Abraham Lincoln used to affirm our nation's 16th
presidency, should remember one of Lincoln's better-
known axioms: "I claim not to have controlled events, but
confess plainly that events have controlled me."
Certainly, President George W. Bush knows this all too
well, having spent the last week in a media circus seeking
to shore up his image as the Commander in Chief who
comforted the nation atop smoldering rubble in down-
town Manhattan on Sept. 14, 2001. It's by far a better im-
age than that of the arrogant and aloof "decider" who
cavalierly admitted that maybe invading Iraq wasn't
such a "great decision."
Undoubtedly, the decisions and non-decisions of
the Bush administration will severely restrain the new
president and his circle of advisors and, unfortunately,
will also restrain our nation for years to come. In a sen-
sationalized 24-hour news cycle, there's little chance that
Obama will be given a longer honeymoon to sort through
the Bush administration's mess, as is typical for most new
presidents.
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While it may seem that
Washington cannot afford to give
Obama and team a free pass from
political squabbling, I can only
hope that we give Obama the
ultimate zeitgeist a welcoming
Matthew Christ respite from the demagoguery of
letters@aligatororg partisanship in the form of spir-
ited cooperation.
No matter if his first decisions are of the supposed lib-
eral fashion, such as issuing an executive order to close
Guantanamo Bay, or the perceived conservative notion of
supporting the death penalty in cases of child rape.
Obama is now faced with the task of seeking peace
in a time of international contention, perpetuating hope
and a promise of positive change in this unusually frigid
winter of alarm and anxiety. Yet for the first time in seven
years, Americans should realize that our destiny is not
predetermined or at the will of fanatical terrorists and un-
apologetic Wall Street magicians.
Americans have been yearning for change, a craving
the savvy new president realized early on in his cam-
paign for this extraordinary but solemn office.
Yet Obama's promise to change the ways of Washington
and usher in a new era of governing is not a new promise
from a political standpoint. It is merely a deposit for any
political campaign. The true test is whether Washington,
D.C., will fall back into the rut of partisanship and cyni-
cism during this crucial time in American history instead
of trusting the man whom so many have entrusted their
future to.
So help us God.
Matthew Christ is a political science freshman.






8, ALLIGATOR U TUESDAY, JANUARY 20, 2009


Gainesville remembers MLK as inauguration nears

By HUNTER SIZEMORE
Alligator Contributing Writer

For many, Monday marked a celebration of a past and a
future built on the words "I have a dream."
"Forty-five years later the King's dream lives on," said
Jaham Smith, 24, who spent her Martin Luther King Jr. Day
at a celebration in East Gainesville.
About 2,300 people gathered at the Martin Luther King
Multi-Purpose Center on Monday afternoon to dance to live
gospel and celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The event
was part of a weeklong celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.
and the civil rights movement.


"This is the beginning of a dream. There is still
racism. There are still poor people that need
jobs and access to health care."
Janice Nix-Crews
Martin Luther King Jr. Commission of Florida treasurer

Before the show, about 1,800 people walked to the Center
from downtown in the annual Martin Luther King Jr. com-
memorative march, said Diyonne McGraw, an event orga-
nizer.
Barack Obama's Inauguration reminds the Rev. Karl
Anderson of King's "I Have a Dream" speech 45 years ago.
"We're making great headway," said Anderson, master
of ceremonies for the gospel show. "I think this will be a
springboard to more."
But the inauguration does not embody the fulfillment of
King's dream, said Janice Nix-Crews, treasurer for Martin
Luther King Jr. Commission of Florida, which organized the
event.
"This is the beginning of a dream," she said. "There is still
racism. There are still poor people that need jobs and access


Matt Tripp/ Alligator
Apostle J.L. Cash and another band member of Apostle J.L. Cash and Praise perform at the Martin Luther King Jr.
Multi-Purpose Center in Gainesville on Monday. The group performed in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday
along with several other performers.
to health care." Church.
A Coretta Scott King observance will be held in honor "She sacrificed so much for the cause that we like to hon-
of King's wife on Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Passage Family or her separately," Nix-Crews said.


NATIONAL

Local residents give Obama advice


By KATIE EMMETS
Alligator Writer
Kemmets@alligator.org

Whether discussing the environment or economics,
Gainesville residents have no shortage of advice for in-
coming President Barack Obama.
UF English and education senior Danni Bay said she
thinks Obama should work to balance finances among
public schools.
"In the course of my studies I have visited many
schools," Bay said. "The lower socio-economic status
schools have some of the worst resources, books and
teachers."
People fault the children when their FCAT scores are
poor, but the reason for the low scores is probably lack
of funding for good teachers, she said.
"I think Obama is the right person to make the ini-
tial decisions for bettering education," she said as she
looked at her laptop with an Obama campaign sticker
on the front. "But we have to step up our expectations
of those who can make the difference like teachers, PTA
and students."
Bryan Griffin said he thinks Obama should abide by
the West African proverb famously quoted by Theodore
Roosevelt and "speak softly and carry a big stick" when
dealing with American foreign policy.
Griffin, the chairman of UF's College Republicans,
said he thinks there have been no major terrorist attacks
since Sept. 11 because President Bush kept to his foreign
policy commitment.
Luz Martin del Campo, a doctoral student at UF, said
she is worried about the lack of women's jobs in areas
the government is trying to grow.
"They're all male-dominated sectors of the econo-
my," she said. "In construction, women only make up 8
percent of the industry, and in engineering, women only
make up 13 percent."
Her 9-year-old daughter Zo6, who attends J.J. Finley
Elementary School in Gainesville, thinks Obama should


raise money to plant trees.
"In the rain forest, more animals die every day be-
cause trees are getting cut down," she said.
Zo6, who wants to be a veterinarian when she grows
up, said she understands that people need to cut down
trees to make paper, but while trees are being cut down,
animals die.

"I think Obama is the right person to make
the initial decisions for bettering education.
But we have to step up our expectations
of those who can make the difference like
teachers, PTA and students."
Danni Bay
UF English and education senior


She said she thinks Obama should not only plant
trees in the rain forest but also in U.S. neighborhoods.
"In my old neighborhood in Brooklyn, there was
only one tree. One big tree and a few little weak ones,"
she said, her blue eyes widening.
Jennifer Kacerosky, co-president of UF's chapter of
Pro-Life Alliance, said if she could give Obama advice it
would be about abortion.
"I would ask him to begin recognizing pre-born
American children as whole human persons," she
said. "African-Americans were once not recognized as
whole human persons, and look where that brought us.
Imagine if that is how it was still seen."
UF graduate student Matthew Wardell said his ad-
vice to the president would be to keep up the good
work.
"I'd ask the president to continue doing the thing
he's been so good at: making American citizens feel like
contributors. Not just observers of their government,"
Wardell said.
"That, and I'd ask for a little help with my student
loans," he added with a smile.


Fire engulfs car


on UF campus

By THOMAS STEWART
Alligator Staff Writer
tstewart@a Iligator org

A white 1994 Ford Explorer was consumed by fire in
front of Turlington Hall just after 7 a.m. on Friday.
While driving to work, Richard Vlasak, 45, the owner
of the car, said he noticed smoke escaping from under the
hood of the vehicle and smelled burning leaves, said UPD
spokesman Lt. Robert Wagner.
Vlasak, a physician at Shands at UF, pulled over on
Newell Drive in front of Turlington, and the car soon
caught fire, Wagner said.
A 911 call was placed around 7:15 a.m. UPD and
Gainesville Fire Rescue responded.
About 5 minutes and 500 to 600 gal-
National lons of water later, the fire was extin-
News guished, said driver and operator Jeff
Schuhmacher of GFR.
Schuhmacher estimated the flames
were about 15 feet high.
No one was injured, but the car was destroyed, he
said.
Vlasak was the only one in the vehicle when it caught
fire, he said.
He said Vlasak told authorities he rarely used his car
because he typically rode his bike to work.
In the past, with the car out of use for months at a time,
animals have been known to build nests in the engine
compartment, Vlasak told authorities.
Schuhmacher said a nest could have caused the fire,
but the car was too badly burned to know for sure.
The charred remains of the car were towed and UF's
Physical Plant Division was called to clean the area at 7:50
a.m., Wagner said.
There was no apparent damage to UF property, he
said.






TUESDAY, JANUARY 20, 2009 U ALLIGATOR, 9


STUDENT LIFE

'History makers' embark on ticketless trek to D.C.


By BRIDGET HIGGINBOTHAM
Alligator Contributing Writer

When President Barack Obama
is sworn into office at noon to-
day for the 56th Presidential
Inauguration, some UF students
will be among the millions there.
Members of UF's Black Student
Union will face huge crowds and
freezing weather to attend -
without tickets the inaugura-
tion of the nation's first African-
American president.
"I just feel like, as a black man,
it is very important that I be pres-
ent because this is a landmark
moment for the nation," said UF
sophomore Andre Haughton, add-
ing that the event also carries per-
sonal significance. "It's like this is


the last glass ceiling being broken
for me, so I think it's important to
be there."
The day after Obama was elect-
ed, BSU began planning its trip.
UF sophomore Sarah Janvier,
who planned the trip as co-director
of BSU's social cabinet, reflected
on the historic nature of the event.
"When Obama won, I cried,"
Janvier said. "So I can't imagine
what I'm going to do during those
moments. I know I am excited
beyond belief to know that I'm
just getting the opportunity to be
there."
While BSU travelers will not
be among the 240,000 ticket hold-
ers in the reserved area at today's
inauguration, they will get as
close to the festivities as they can,


"America isn't 100 percent
where it needs to be, but
this a stepping stone on
the path where we need to
be."
Courtney Stephenson
BSU president

Janvier said.
"I'm going to see a historic
event. I'm going to see the first
black president," said Shakelia
LeBlanc, a UF business junior. "No
matter how far away we're sitting
or standing, I want to be there."
The journey to Washington,
D.C., started at about 4 a.m. on
Monday when the last of the 57


passengers climbed onto the bus,
past a sign on the door welcoming
the student "History Makers."
After about 12 hours on the
bus and two shopping stops, BSU
members arrived at their hotel in
Fredericksburg, Va.
The students will spend all of
today in the Capitol. Before return-
ing to Gainesville on Wednesday,
they will tour theAfrican American
Cultural Center in Raleigh, N.C.
The travelers each paid $100 for
the trip, and the Student Senate's
allocation committee subsidized
about $4,800 to cover the bus ride
and two-night hotel stay.
According to Janvier, the trip
was open to all students, though
the first day of ticket sales was
limited to people who had attend-


ed four or more BSU events.
Only a few non-BSU members
are on the trip, she said.
Students on the trip said they
are hopeful for the impact of
Obama's inauguration.
UF sophomore Le'Asia Lundy
hopes more jobs will become
available and the economy will
improve.
But BSU president and finance
senior Courtney Stephenson
looked at the bigger picture.
"America isn't 100 percent
where it needs to be, but this is a
stepping stone on the path where
we need to be," Stephenson said.
"Now I can look at my grandchil-
dren and say that if you want to be
the president of the United States,
it's definitely possible."


Writing on the Wall Project promotes taboo discussion


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Alligator Contributing Writer

Perhaps the Writing on the Wall Project
did bring about change this past year.
Last year, Alex Hayes, a UF anthropology


junior, painted a brick that read, "A black
man will never be president."
But today, a black man will become the
56th president.
The seventh annual Writing on the Wall
Project, which starts today, aims to break
down walls of hatred by knocking down a
brick wall adorned with offensive words.
Bricks will be available for anyone to


paint on the Plaza of the Americas until change," Seguin said. "But the project is
Wednesday. The project will then move to there to promote dialogue about often-taboo
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UF carillon celebrates 30 years with Sunday recital


By TATIANA GONZALEZ
Alligator Contributing Writer

It keeps the time, sings during
midday luncheons and plays the
background music to on-campus
life. It's the Century Tower Carillon,
a part of the UF community for near-
ly 30 years.
A recital was held Sunday in hon-
or of the Century Tower Carillon's
30th anniversary performed by UF


music professor and professional
carillonneur Laura Ellis, who plays
UF's carillon at least three times
a week. The recital kicked off the
Spring 2009 Sunday Afternoon
Concert Series.
"I like the solitary nature of the
carillon," Ellis said. "You never
quite know what people are think-
ing downstairs."
The carillon is a mammoth 61-
bell instrument with a five-octave
range, according to the event's pro-


gram. The largest bell, a low B-flat,
stands 5-feet tall and weighs about
7,000 lbs.
The carillon cost $200,000 and was
first installed in 1979 after Student
Senate unanimously endorsed the
purchase in 1976. The bells, cast by
the Royal Dutch Bell Foundry of the
Netherlands in 1978, have carefully
shaved metal interiors that never
has to be re-tuned.
Those who play the carillon climb
11 flights of stairs daily to reach the


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day afternoon. The recital was held in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the carillon's installation.


instrument at the top of the tower.
"It's my daily workout," Ellis
said.
The carillonneurs play the clavier,
which resembles a giant keyboard
and is connected to the bells above.
But while a piano's keys take a
light touch, the clavier's wooden ba-
tons require a heavy fist and a strong
stomp to play the foot pedals. Each
baton and pedal move a clapper that
strikes the appropriate bell.
Behind the clavier is a metal lad-
der that leads to a hatch in the ceil-
ing. The hatch opens to the top floor
where each bell hangs from stainless
steel bolts within an enormous steel
frame.
The foundry that cast the bells
does a yearly "oil change" for the
carillon to ensure the instrument is
working properly.
"It's between you and chicken
wire," Ellis said of the danger of vis-
iting the top floor.
According to Ellis, students who
are training to play the carillon are
many times non-music majors who
want to learn something new after a
background in piano or organ play-
ing.
Would-be carillonneurs train two
to three months on practice claviers
at the bottom of Century Tower be-
fore playing the real thing.
Newbies need about a year to
become proficient and comfortable,
said Ellis, who began playing be-
tween the late 80s and early 90s at
the University of Kansas under Bert
Gurken, the best carillon instructor
in the U.S. at the time.
Ellis, who was the first of 12 caril-
lonneurs who will play throughout
2009, said she selected musical com-
positions by UF alumni and songs
that reflected the carillon's history.
When Ellis plays the carillon, she


shifts along the wooden bench ad-
justing her stance at some points in
order to reach the right notes. Her
body moves up and down with the
force she must put into the keys.
With the help of the colossal set
of chimes, she defeats the noise of
the rushing wind and replaces it
with the rich sound of the bells that
cascades down to those listening be-
low.
"It's a nice instrument," Ellis
said.

Ringing in 30 Years
*The carillion in UF's Century
Tower was installed in 1979

SUF's Student Senate allocated
$200,000 in 1976 toward pur-
chasingthe instrument, money
collected and saved from student
fees during previous years.

*The first carillon performance
was held on May 14, 1979.

*The bells, cast and imported
from The Netherlands, require
little to no maintenance.

In 2002, the bells received
a makeover. Twelve bells were
added to the original
collection of 49.

*The heaviest bell weighs 7,000
pounds and stands five feet tall

*UF's carillon is currently the
largest of the four found in the
state of Florida

Information from the event program
celebrating the 30th Anniversary of
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INAUGURATION, from page 1
try's problems. The work to unite this coun-
try and heal its wounds has just begun, Durr
said.
His to-do list includes working with
Congress to implement an economic stimu-
lus plan. He must also build trust between
the U.S. and other countries and lead those
who doubt his ability.
"He can't cash in on our differences,"
Durr said.
Some believe racism will not end when
Obama puts his right hand on Abraham


Lincoln's bible and takes the oath of office.
Martha Danzy, 54, thinks the election of
Obama doesn't signify the end of racism.
"Not by a long shot," said Danzy, hugging
her 9-year-old granddaughter, Shamariya, to
her chest. "It's definitely not over."
Danzy stood with her granddaughter
as they listened to the words of "Lift Ev'ry
Voice and Sing," the black national anthem,
at downtown Gainesville's Martin Luther
King Jr. Day festivities.
She said not everyone is going to accept a
black man as president, but Obama's presi-
dency breaks racial barriers.
Racism is still alive for Takiana Carter,


"He reminded us that this coun-
try isn't a red America, or a blue
America, or a white America or
black America, but the United
States of America."
Christy Durr
Alachua County resident

17, a Santa Fe High School junior. During
the campaign, the school held mock presi-
dential elections. The result, in favor of Sen.
John McCain, divided the school by race.


On Nov. 4, black and white students
avoided each other. The day after Obama
won, a white student brought a gun and a
Confederate flag to school.
"I was nervous. Scared," Carter said. "I
didn't know what was going to happen. I
thought someone was going to shoot us."
Race is still an issue, but Obama gives peo-
ple hope, just as King did, Durr said. Obama
exemplifies King's belief that Americans
who work together for a more perfect union
can transform society.
"Obama brings this promise to reality
by uniting people and reminding them that
change is within us," she said.


Why do you need the University of Florida-sponsored
student health insurance plan?
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out of school unless you have health insurance.
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Budget cuts to

deepen
Allow me to
bring you up
to date on our
current budget
situation and
outline how we
plan to proceed
in developing the
budget for the J. Bernard Machen
next year.
As part of its mid-year budget plan
to close a $2.3 billion shortfall, the
Legislature last week made permanent
the 4 percent hold-back from last
July. We have already set aside these
funds, so no more cuts for the current
fiscal year will be required.
Next year, however, is problem-
atic. Estimates indicate the state's
budget will be at least $3.4 billion less
than this year. That is a huge deficit
going forward and all sectors of the
state will be affected. We believe we
may face a budget cut between $72
million and $75 million.
I have asked all academic and
administrative units to prepare
proposals to reduce their budgets by
10 percent. This process will involve
faculty, staff and students, though
it will be led by the administrators
who are responsible for fiscal matters.
Provost Joe Glover and others are also
developing a set of possible reductions
that cut across units.
We expect to have a list of possible
reductions by mid-to-late March and
we will encourage open discussion
for 30 to 45 days. We will not know
the exact amount of our reduction
until the legislative session ends
on May 1. After that time, final
recommendations will be made to
UF's Board of Trustees.
We will provide periodic updates
as we move through the budget-cut-
ting process. The information will be
posted on a new Web site in coming
weeks. A link for the Web site soon
will be available on UF's home page.
Thank you for your support
during this difficult time.

Sincerely,

J. Bernard Machen
President


Your campus news source
Produced by the
University Relations Office
for faculty, staff and students
of the University of Florida
Editor Susan Stewart
www.insideuf.ufl.edu
January 20, 2009


UF alumnus works on new NASA spacecraft 'Orion'


Duane Chin wouldn't be a good can-
didate for space flight he gets motion
sickness. But it doesn't stop him from
working with NASA.
Chin, a University of Florida graduate,
works as a biomedical engineer for NASA.
His current project concerns NASA's Con-
stellation Program.
The Constellation Program is devel-
oping spacecraft and booster vehicles to
replace the space shuttle and return astro-
nauts to the moon and beyond.
Chin is helping develop the Orion
spacecraft's crew compartment for the pro-
gram. He works as a crew health integra-
tions specialist, developing ways the crew
can stay healthy in space while living in a
small area.


Artist's rendering of the Orion crew
exploration vehicle in lunar orbit.


"The shuttle's volume of livable
space is like a bus," Chin said. "Orion
is like a VW Beetle."
Chin is working with engineers and
flight surgeons to make sure the crew's
medical needs are met in the small
space provided.
"We have to get down to the ba-
sics," Chin explained. "The crew still
needs to exercise every day but there is
limited space."
The Orion vehicle is planned to
debut in 2015.
University Ties
Chin, who graduated from UF in
1999 with a Bachelor of Science in
engineering science and mechanics,
first heard about the opportunities at
NASA for engineers from his profes-
sors at UE
"Going through the UF Biomedical
engineering program with professors
so close to Kennedy Space Center
definitely helped me," Chin said. "UF
has a great engineering program and
enabled me to be a great engineer."
Chin's work at UF has now paid off.
His job with NASA is paramount and
unrivaled.


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Age of earth may be millions of years off, say UF scientists


After researching for six weeks in India,
geologists believe they have been wrong
from the beginning, literally.
A team of geologists studying the Vind-
hyan basin of India has dated the area to be
about 1,073 million years old. Fossil organ-
isms in these basins are also significantly
older than previously thought.
Until this discovery last July, the basins
of Central India were believed to have
formed 500 million to 700 million years
ago during the Ediacaran and Cambrian
period.
"The possibility that organisms in
this basin are much older than originally
thought was the most interesting implica-
tion of the study," said Joe Meert, a Univer-
sity of Florida geology professor and leader
of the team who made the discovery.
The geologists were able to establish
a date of origin of the basin through a com-
bination of dating methods using kimber-
lite, a volcanic rock containing diamonds,
and zircon minerals found within the
sandstones in the basin.
The 500-million-year discrepancy is
controversial in the science world.


The findings could alter aspects of the
theory of evolution. Scientists have always
believed in a Cambrian explosion resulting
in a rapid appearance of most major groups
of complex, multi-cellular animals, Meert
explained.
Yet multi-cellular life, in the form of soft-
bodied Ediacaran organisms, was discovered
in the Vindhyan basin, leading Meert and
co-authors to suggest that the explosion may
have been more of a slow burn.
The study also helped
reconcile an inconsis-
tency in the Snowball Earth
hypothesis that states the
Earth was covered in snow
and ice from 635 million to
700 million years ago.
A major roadblock for
this hypothesis had been
that the Vindhyan and
other Purana basins did
not have signs that glaciers
existed during that period.
Now that the origins of
these basins have been
pushed back to before Joe Meert dri


Snowball Earth, the lack of glacial evidence
is no longer problematic.
Information from the study appeared
in the online and print editions of the
journal Precambrian Research, as well as
in National Geographic and The Christian
Science Monitor.
"In modern geology, a 500-million-year
revision in age is pretty unique," Meert said.
By Claibourne Smith


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Duane Chin


"The opportunity to help in a launch,
something that only a few countries in the
whole world can do, is exciting," Chin
said. "To be a part of (the Constellation
Program) is really huge."
By Claibourne Smith


Construction projects cause traffic, parking changes


Beginning last December, portions
of four major roads on the University of
Florida campus became partially closed for
restoration. The repairs include Museum
Road, Newell Drive, Stadium Road and
Buckman Drive.
The restoration stretches from Gale
Lemerand Drive to Pugh Hall on Stadium
Road, from Museum Road to Union
Road on Newell Drive, from Pugh Hall to
University Avenue on Buckman Drive, and
from Gale Lemerand Drive to Beaty Tow-
ers on Museum Road.


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Listings in this section are a
sampling of events at the University
of Florida, compiled fom entries
listed in the full calendar that
appears on the Web at calendar. ufl.
edu. To submit an event online, visit
http://calendar.ufl. edu/submit/.


Workers are removing the old asphalt
and replacing it with 2 inches of new
asphalt, which will eliminate roadway ruts
and dips. Although some delays should be
expected, at least one lane of traffic will
remain open in the affected areas.
Construction is scheduled to be com-
plete by the end of February.
For a map of the affected areas, visit
www.ppd.ufl.edu/ppdnews.htm.
Also in December, construction began
on a new addition to the College of Busi-
ness, Hugh Hall.


Jan. 20 21
Career Resource Center presents "Career
Showcase." O'Connell Center, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Day One will host non-technical employers.
Day Two will feature technical employers. Free
and closed to the public. Call 352-273-2322
or visit http://crc.ufl.edu/showcase for more
information.

Jan.23
Spring S-U Grade Option Deadline. Call 352-
392-1374 or visit http://www.registrar.ufl.edu
for more information.


Located in the former parking area of
Criser Hall, the construction area has cre-
ated the loss of a number of parking spaces.
As a result, parking changes are now in
effect for several areas of campus, including
carpool, gated, orange, red one, all red and
any decal parking. For more information,
visit http://www.parking.ufl.edu/spring
parkingchanges/springparkingindex.html.
By Susan Stewart




Jan. 26
UFPA presents Riverdance. Phillips Center,
7:30 p.m. Ticket prices: $45-75. Open to the
public. Call 352-392ARTS (2787) or visit
http://www.performingarts.ufl.edu for ticket
information.

Jan.30
Spring Degree Applications Deadline and
Spring Withdrawal Deadline, all courses, with
25% refund (W assigned). Call 352-392-1374 or
visit http://www.registrar.ufl.edu for deadline
information.


Tax policy series established
Examining modern tax policy and how
its implementation affects the economy and
people's lives is the purpose of the newly
endowed Ellen Bellet Gelberg Tax Policy
Lecture Series established at the University
of Florida Levin College of Law. Gelberg, a
1977 graduate of the college's Graduate Tax
Program, has pledged $500,000 from the
Stein Gelberg Foundation to the college's
LL.M. Tax Programs Endowment Fund.
The series will bring a prestigious lec-
turer to the college every year.
The $500,000 pledge will become eli-
gible for 50 percent state matching dollars
through the state's Major Gifts Trust Fund
Program, which would increase the endow-
ment to $750,000.
International Educator
awards announced
The University of Florida International
Center (UFIC) recently announced the
recipients of the 2008 International
Educator of the Year Award. Charles H.
Wood, professor of sociology and Latin
American studies, was given the senior
faculty award. The junior faculty award


went to Juan Carlos
Molleda, associate
professor of public
relations.
UFIC established
the award to recognize
outstanding interna-
tional endeavors by UF
faculty members, in
order to support UF's Juan Carlos Molleda
strategic goal of inter-
nationalizing the campus and curriculum.
Consideration was given to three main
factors: research, teaching and service.
For a brief profile of each winner, please
visit http://www.ufic.ufl.edu/iea.htm.
Pulvermacher awarded
commissions, performances
Neta Pulvermacher, assistant professor
of dance and a choreographer, recently re-
ceived commissions from Massachusetts In-
stitute of Technology (MIT), Manhattan-
ville College and the Dreyfoos School for
the Arts. In addition, Pulvermacher's new
production "Fold and Air," to premiere
in February at the Danspace project in
New York City, received support from the
Bossak Heilbron Charitable Foundation,


Feb. 1
School of Theatre and Dance presents
"Electronic City." Nadine McGuire Black Box
Theatre, 2 p.m. Admission fee and open to the
public. Call 352-392-1653 or visit
http://www.arts.ufl.edu/theatreanddance/ for
more information.

Harn Museum of Art presents "Exhibition
Spotlight Tours: Highlights from the Photog-
raphy Collection." Samuel P. Harn Museum
of Art, 2 p.m. Free and open to the public. Call
352-392-9826 or visit http:/www.harn.ufl.edu
for more information.


The Helen & William Little Foundation
and the Harkness Foundation for Dance.
In December, the critically acclaimed work,
"Blue," choreographed by Pulvermacher,
was performed by the world-renowned
Jose Limon Dance Company at the Joyce
Theatre Season, New York City.
Judy Fisher awardees
recently announced
Sanford Berg and Subhajyoti Bandyo-
padhyay, Warrington College of Business
Administration professors, recently received
the 2008 Judy Fisher Teaching with Tech-
nology Award for their innovative use of
technologies such as wikis, podcasts, and
e-mail newsletters.
Berg is a UF Distinguished Service
Professor in Economics and Distinguished
Teaching Scholar and director of Water
Studies for the Public Utility Research
Center (PURC). Subhajyoti Bandyopad-
hyay is an assistant professor in the college's
Department of Information Sciences and
Operations Management.
The annual Judy Fisher Teaching with
Technology Award was established in
memory of former faculty member Judy
Fisher.


Repeating Events
Florida Museum of Natural History presents
"Women's Medicine: Traditions of the Florida
Creek Indians" on display through April 12.
Florida Museum of Natural History. Free and
open to the public. Call 352-273-1820 or visit
http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu for more information.

Harn Museum of Art presents "Momentum:
Contemporary Art from the Harn Collection"
on display through May 12. Harn Museum
of Art. Free and open to the public. Closed
Mondays. Call 352-392-9826 or visit
http://www.harn.ufl.edu for more information.


ITOP St


Teacher/scholar
nominations sought
All colleges are invited to submit
nominations for the Teacher/Scholar
of the Year Award for 2008-2009.
The award offers an honorarium of
$5,000, in addition to other appro-
priate recognition. Current faculty
members of the University of Florida
are eligible.
For more information, call
Candace Buford of Faculty
Development at 352-392-6004.

2009 holiday
schedule announced
Human Resources has announced
the holiday schedule for 2009. Please
note that areas of campus, including
medical clinics, may remain open dur-
ing holidays.
Memorial Day, May 25
Independence Day, July 3
Labor Day, Sept. 7
Homecoming, Oct. 16
Veterans Day, Nov. 11
Thanksgiving, Nov. 26, 27
Christmas Day, Dec. 25
2009 Holiday, Dec. 28 Dec. 31
For additional information about
the holiday schedule, visit http://
www.hr.ufl.edu/leave/holidays.asp.

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upcoming events. Just look for the
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nade, 11:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.
Jan. 28 at the O'Connell Center
prior to men's basketball at 8 p.m.
Feb. 8 at the O'Connell Center prior
to women's basketball at 2 p.m.
Feb. 20 at the O'Connell Center
prior to gymnastics at 7 p.m.
Feb. 27 at the McKethan Stadium
prior to baseball at 6:30 p.m.
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TUESDAY, JANUARY 20, 2009 0 ALLIGATOR, 15


1,2,&3BRSPACIOUSHomesAvailableNOW!!
No Move-in Fees!
1/1 Loft (very unique)-$6491/1 Flat (800 sq ft)-
$699,2/2 foronly $769,3/2 foronly $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

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

YOUR MOM...
...wants you to live here!
AMAZING DEALS!
1,2, & 3 bdrms, W/D
Gated, Pet friendly,
Immediate Move-in Specials
(352)372-0400
4-22-72-2

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

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


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

Sweet Deals Now!
1,2,3 Beds from $699!
Pet friendly*W/D in Unit
Free Cable w/HBO & Water
Low move-in fees: 372-8100!
4-22-08-72-2

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

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

THREE BLOCKS TO UF!
2br/1ba from $700
No Move-in Fees! Water included
Wood floors avail! Pets loved!
FREE Parking! 372-7111
4-22-08-72-2

LAKEWOOD VILLAS
Large 1, 2 & 3 bdrm Floor Plans;
Starting at $695
Furniture Packages Inc. Washer/Dryer;
Workout Rm, Tennis Court; Swimming Pool;
Sauna etc. Mon-Fri 9-6, Sat 10-3
700 SW62nd Blvd 877-781-8314
www.lakewoodvilllas.com
4-22-08-72-2


SPYGLASS *
Individual Leases: Furniture Packages,
Incl Washer/Dryer, FREE Hispeed Internet;
Every Unit is an End Unit
Mon-Fri 10-5:30, Sat 11-2, Sun 12-4
701 SW62nd Blvd 888-267-5078
www.spyglassapts.com
4-22-08-72-2

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

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

AVAILABLE TODAY!
1 BRs *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!
brs from $599 150 ft from UF!
$0 move-in fees! Move-in Today!
FREE parking! Pets Welcome!
372-7111 CollegeManor.org
4-22-08-72-2

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1-4 BR, Starting at $450
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352-331-1133
4-22-08-72-2

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Close to UF Tanning, 3 Pools
24 hr gym, Billiards Room
B-ball, V-ball & Tennis courts
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4-22-72-2

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

***4BR/2BA HISTORIC HOUSE***
10 blocks to UF. Near downtown. High 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 bus line, cent H/A, courtyard, 2 miles to
UF, convenient to shopping, no smoking, no
pets. $470 SD, $470/mo 562-2824 1-27-08-
45-2

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

PET'S PARADISE
$375 $650. No app or pet fee. 1 & 2BR,
privacy fenced. SW. 352-331-2099 2-10-
08-37-2

100+ Apts: Walk to UF
On 1 website: www.LiveNearCampus.com
Photos & Virtual Tours for 100 apts near UF
Studios $625+ 1BR $679+ 2BR $839+
3BR $650/br+ 4BR $479/br 352-376-6223
4-22-72-2

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

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

BRAND NEW FOR AUG 09
CAMPUS VIEW PLACE
2BR/2BA OR 3BR/3BA
Luxury Suites near Shands,
Norman Hall, UF Sorority Row
1240 SW 9th Road
Please visit us at the model
1185 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/3BA w 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







16, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, JANUARY 20, 2009


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

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

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


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


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


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

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

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


2BR/2BA Townhouse, small pets ok! private
courtyard, icemaker, dishwasher, washer/
dryer hookup. walk to 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/2.5ba townhouse. Pet friendly. Close
to 1-75 and bus route to main campus. New
paint and 2 parking spaces. Rent is $750 a
month plus $10 per pet. January free!! Call
Rhonda at (727)-243-4688. 2-3-09-20-2

Roomy 1 BdRm/1 Bath NowAvail; Brandywine,
Old Archer Rd. $650 per mo incl. water.
Ready to move in. First floor, carpeted, pri-
vate. Full kitchen. Very nice. Call 813-924-
7192 while lasts. 1-20-09-10-2

3BR/2B House near Westside Park. Beautiful
hdwd firs. Lg LR, DR, Family Rm. DW, Cent
AC&Htr. Free laundry fac. Fenced, land-
scaped yd. Monthly prepay discount. 1019
NW 36th Dr. $1395/mo+Util. 773-206-1774
1-20-09-10-2


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


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

1BR apt. w/pvt gated courtyard located in
small proffesional complex @ 3320 SW 23d
St. Single, mature applicants only. New car-
pet. $575.00/mo small pets ok @ $25.00/mo
352 377-2150 Please leave a msg. 1-21-
09-10-2


4 BED 3 BATH HOUSE FOR RENT
STARTING AUG 1, 2009. On University Ave
near the corner of NW 30th St. $2,000 per
month, pets OK. Large backyard and deck.
Call 630-390-6612. 2-27-09-37-2

**Duckpond Duplex**
2BR/1BA in quiet neighborhood. Close to
downtown & on bus line. Spacious, carpeted,
W/D on premises, D/W, 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 Univ Ave. $1500/mo now
or $1700/mo in fall. Can divide into 3/2 for
$1200/mo. Pool service extra376-6183, 352-
327-2931 1-28-09-15-2

2BR/2.5BA Twnhouse condo near UF Wired
for inet + sec sys, W/D hk-up, appliances,
comm pool, 2 Master BRs w/ own BA, Ideal
for 2 to share. 1st & sec dep req. $1100/mo
954-805-7827 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

01 BR/1 BA w/lg STUDY Great Location*
1blk to UF/Shands Avail Now! Energy effi-
cient, some utils. Very spacious, carpet, de-
cal park Prefer grad student/mature. $650.
postj@bellsouth.net 376-0080, 284-3873
1-30-09-16-2

Immaculate and newly renovated historic
home. New hardwood firs, appliances, paint.
Walk to campus. 3/1. $800/mo for two occu-
pants through July 31st. 911 NW 10th Ave.
215-7199 2-6-09-20-2

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

:: 2 Blocks To UF:: -
Room in 4br condo incl utils, internet, cable TV,
pool. Very Nice $375. 283-8777
www.Gainesville-Rooms-4-Rent.com 4-22-
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 br apt in the heart of downtown.
Wood floors, Screen porch. 216 SW 3rd Ave
$680/mth Call 371-3260 1-26-09-10-2

AVAILABLE AUGUST 1
4BR/2BA nice, large house. Hot tub, fenced
yard, washer/dryer provided, 3413 NW 8th
Ave. $1625/mo. Screened back porch, other
houses available. 339-2342 for more info.
1-23-09-9-2

1 Room in beautiful 2BR/1BAdwntwn condo.
Vaulted ceilings, skylights, Italian style floors,
close to library, UF, Shands & shopping.
$450/mo mnth-to-mnth. Pets ok. Walk to
popular spots & dwntwn festivals. 262-1351
1-23-09-10-2

*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


WOODSIDE VILLAS off Tower Rd. 7200 SW
8th Ave. 2BR/1BA + bonus rm & dining area.
1072 sq ft. Vaulted ceiling, W/D, DW, fans,
pool, newer carpet/tile, bus rte, smoke-free,
no pets. $800/mo. Quiet area 352-339-6502
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. 373-1558 or 246-8645
1-20-09-5-2

****ANTIQUE 1 BR APT****
Lg 1BR, hdwd firs, clawfoot tub, 1908 house.
Dntwn near Waldo Rd. Pets arranged. $395/
mo. ALSO pvt rm in trailer, Archer Rd by
Publix $275/mo. Greg 214-3291 1-27-10-2


****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. 226-4111
1-20-10-2


***MICANOPYHOUSE***
3BR/1 BA, huge bathrm, large yd, in Micanopy
city. Pets arranged. Cool old house. $600/mo,
1st, last, dep. 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 be-
hind Applebee's. Bike to UF Wood floors,
CH/AC, W/D, fans, blinds. Huge rooms!
Available now! 907 NW 11th Ave. $1150/
mo. cozygator@bellsouth.net 352-338-7670
1-21-09-5-2

2 bed / 1 bath apartment avail in quadplex.
1037 NW 41st Ave. WD hookups, dishwash-
er, central heat and air. New carpet, paint.
Nice unit! Sorry, no pets. Call 352-375-5250
or e-mail glenn.primack@gmail.com 1-21-
5-2





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Spacious 1Br/1Ba in Gatornest Apartments.
$585/mo. Pets welcome! Walking distance
to all midtown bars and only 2 blocks from
the stadium!! 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/dry-
er provided, vaulted ceilings. 2108 NW 8th
Court. $1575/mo. 339-2342 for directions.
1-23-09-7-2

AVAILABLE AUGUST 1
4BR/2BA, nice modern house on large pri-
vate lot. Fireplace, washer/dry provided.
$1425/mo. 2606 NW 34th St. Pets ok. Deck,
lots of trees. Call 339-2342 1-23-09-7-2

2 story 2 bdrm 2 bth townhome w/firplace
in Shell Rock Villas. Nice area close to UF,
Oaks Mall and bus stop. $625 mo plus se-
curity dep. Call Ms. Mitchell (678) 642-1223
1-21-09-5-2

$313/month! Jan rent free-$125 @ sign-
ing. Bus rt 13, <1 mile to UF, quiet complex,
great roommates.pets welcome. No move in
fees. Nice apt, close to UF, Butler Plaza, 75,
Shands, and VA. Emily 704-223-0423 1-20-
09-3-2

3BR/1BA, carport, W/D hook-up, fenced in
yard. 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 dwntwn. Eat-in
kitchen, scr porch, fenced yd, W/D hk-ups,
big trees, huge carport. Immaculate inside &
out. Available now $645/mo 352-378-4684
1-21-5-2

Available Soon!! 2/BR 1/BA house w/
fenced yard. Bike to UF/AGH/Shands. Can
negotiate pets. $695/mo 115 SE 9th ST.
Drive by then call 352-538-1310 or 352-538-
1329. 1-23-09-6-2

Available Now!! A cozy 2/BR 1/BA stone
cottage w/ office. Bike to UF/AGH/Shands.
Some pets ok. $795/mo 303 SE 8th ST.
Drive by, then call 352-538-1310 or 352-538-
1329 1-23-09-6-2

AVAILABLE AUGUST 1
Large house 4BR/2BA, large bedrooms and
large living room, privacy fence, pets ok.
Washer/dryer provided. $1400/mo 2100 NW
8th Ct. Call 339-2342 1-23-09-6-2

AVAILABLE AUGUST 1
Nice house 3BR/1BA, hardwood floors,
porch, washer/dryer provided, Very private
backyard, detached garage. $1125/mo 924
NW 9th 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
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$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
backyard. $675. SW. 374-4216 appt. 2-12-
09-20-2


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

AVAILABLE AUGUST 1
3BR/2BA, one block from campus. Nice 2-s-
tory house, washer/dryer provided, 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

2/1 Great remodeled house. Hardwood
floors, central h/ac, dishwasher, new kitchen.
Close to campus. Great neighborhood. 1004
NW 15th Ave. Avail. now. 850mo. 352-256-
5343, atwa0002@hotmail.com. 1-23-09-
4-2


2-Story Townhouse for Fall
Rent an entire 4BR or use Free Roommate
Matching. ONLY 10 Steps to UF $479-$504*
All-Inclusive Rent Fully-furnished
www.TheCourtyards.net 352-372-3557
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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 dep 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, 2330 SW Williston Rd.apt. 2825.
Call 386-490-5947 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 1Br in a 2/1
house with female UF student; screened in
porch, fenced-in backyard, carport, close to
bus route, parking decal included, pets ok.
Call Barbara for more info 954-673-9822
1-29-14-3

1 Room in beautiful 2BR/1BAdwntwn condo.
Vaulted ceilings, skylights, Italian style floors,
close to library, UF, Shands & shopping.
$450/mo month-to-month. Pets ok. Walk to
popular spots & dwntwn festivals. 262-1351
1-23-09-10-3

Female needed to take over a lease on a 3/2
furnished flat in Greenwich Green. Rent is
$383/mo + utilities and includes wireless in-
ternet and cable. W/D in apt. January rent is
free. E-mail kme1397@ufl.edu 1-21-5-3

Jan. FREE at Royal Village. Move in NOW
and enjoy reduced rent of $400/mo. All utls
incl. Room in female 4/2. Free tan, gym,
park. Call Michelle @ 239-405-1491 or
michro@ufl.edu. 1-23-09-6-3

$700: 2 bedroom-1.5 bath 900sqft.
Townhouse in Colonial Oaks. New Washer/
Dryer. Pets Allowed. Short bike ride to Butler
Plaza. Avai immediately! Caitlin (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


ONE BLOCK TO UF/LIBRARY WEST!
Looking GlassApts. 1BR/1BAIN 2/2. Free in-
ternet, W/D Tile kitchen/bath. MUST LEASE
NOW! PRICE GREATLY REDUCED. WILL
ACCEPT BEST OFFER!! (850) 525-4532
1-30-9-3

Will pay $500 to take over my room in a
4bed/4bath apartment from January 2009-
August 2009 needs sublease and it comes
fully furnished with everything included $499/
mo call Fredrick Williams (813)849-8125:
2-2-10-3


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


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

02 br 1 ba condo with 1 br for rent. Central air
and heat. 2 pools in complex.Walking distance
to Shands and UF. Rent 395/mo
01 BR avail w/private bath in large NW house
$425/mo. Call Mike 352-316-3930. 1-21-
09-13-4

Very close to campus 4/2 remodeled condo
opens to lovely courtyard and pool. $425 w/
UT cable and internet included.(for sale or
rent) 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 4/2.5 townhouse. $475/mo/room. All in-
cluded. 754-204-1624 1-30-09-17-4


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-
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blk from campus, nxt to mellow mush. 4b/2br,
w/d, furn, big rms, back porch, pingpong tbl,
firepit, big yard, storage. $520/mo. 3 chill stu-
dent roommates. Call Mike @ 843-816-5337.
1-23-09-10-4

1 Room in beautiful 2BR/1BAdwntwn condo.
Vaulted ceilings, skylights, Italian style firs,
close to library, UF, Shands & shopping.
$450/mo month-to-month. Pets ok. Walk to
popular spots & dwntwn festivals. 262-1351
1-23-09-10-4

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


NEEDROOMMATE!1MONTHFREE!lyearold3
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. Call Chris 561-
445-9034 2-6-09-17-4

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

Room in 3/2 house by 34th & Univ. $450/mo
+ utils, house has pool table, screen porch,
large yard, quiet neighbors, near everything
(movies, moe's, bento, UF, etc.) Call to see
678-457-1635 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 re-
quired. Available from now until August 30th,
2009. Call 352-871-2982 1-23-5-4

Looking for male college student (preferred)
to share 4BR/4BA condo with same. Own
bathroom. W/D, high speed internet. Includes
utilities $430/mo (available immediately) 863-
634-1893 1-26-08-5-4


Sell your house, condo, acreage, mobile
home and much more in the ALLIGATOR
CLASSIFIEDS! Reach thousands of possible
buyers! Mastercard and Visa accepted over
the phone, by fax, email or CHECK OUT
PLACING YOUR AD ONLINE AT www.al-
ligator.org. or please call 373-Find

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

NEW CONDOS -WALK to UF
3 Blks to UF. For Info on ALL 1, 2, 3, 4
Bedrooms for Sale, Call Eric Leightman,
Campus Realty at 352-219-2879. 4-22-72-5






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

AFFORDABLE LUXURY NEW CONSTRUC-
TION NEAR UF, SHANDS, LAW SCHOOL
2Bed/3 Full Baths + Office. Granite
Counters, 2 Direct Bus Stops to UF. Matt
Price, Campus Realty 352-281-3551
4-22-72-5

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

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


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


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

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

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

BED KING $170 PILLOWTOP
mattress & box springs. Orthopedic rated.
Name brand, new, never been used, in plas-
tic with warranty. Call 352-372-8588. Can
deliver. 4-22-08-72-6

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

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

BEDROOM SET. 7pc Cherry, Queen/ king
bed, dresser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, chests
avail. Dovetail const. New, in boxes. Can de-
liver. Retail $6500, must sell, sacrifice $1100
(352) 372-7490 4-22-08-72-6

SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather.
Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail
$2650. Sacrifice $750. Call 352-377-9846
4-22-08-72-6

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

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

DINETTE SET 5pc $120 Brand new in box.
Never used. 352-377-9846 4-22-08-72-6

**BEDS -ALL BRAND NEW**
**Full $100 Queen $125 King $200**
Orthopedic pillow-top sets. Brand name
matching sets not used or refurbished. Still
in plastic, direct from factory! 352-333-7516.
4-22-72-6

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

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

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

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

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

SOFA $185 Brand new! Love seat $150 still
in pkg. Can del 352-333-7516 4-22-72-6

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




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


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COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS
Network specialists
We buy computers and laptops
Working and Non-working
378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street
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4-22-70-7

Computer Help Fast Gatorland Computers
House/Dorm Fast response. No waiting/
unplugging/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 af-
fordable roadbike for under $300. Head to
the Schwinn Shop 1225 W Univ.-2 drs from
Leonardo'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. Like new.
$75. Ron 352-332-5757 1-22-09-4-10





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 NW13th Street www.swampcycles.com
4-22-72-11

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


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

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

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

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


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


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

I'VE HAD IT WITH YOUR LOUD MUSIC!
Is your roommate driving you crazy? Find a
replacement in the Alligator Classifieds!

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

Finders Keepers? If you find something, you
can place a FREE FOUND AD in our lost &
found section. Be kind to someone who's
lost what you've found. Call 373-FIND.


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

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

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

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
purposes only. Email susan@dailylovelies.
com for details. 1-26-6-13


This newspaper assumes no responsibility
for injury or loss arising from contacts made
through advertising. We suggest that any
reader who responds to advertising use cau-
tion and investigate the sincerity of the ad-
vertiser before giving out personal informa-
tion or arranging meetings

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

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

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

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

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


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


*IT/Programming Internship. Local invest-
ment firm seeks individual to work PT/FT with
SQL, HTML, ASP, databases, servers, and
networks. 2+ yrs exp pref. $15-20 per hour
+ bonuses, long term capability. Fax resume
to 352-378-4156.* 1-30-08-21-14


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 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 continue until the position is
filled. The University of Florida is an Equal
Opportunity Institution & women & minorities
are encouraged to apply. If an accommoda-
tion due to a disability is needed to apply,
call (352) 392-4621 or TDD 1-800-955-8771.
1-20-09-10-14



BARTEND!!!!
Earn up to $300/day!
No exp necessary. 888-631-5552 X-92
2-17-09-30-14


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



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



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



Afternoon nanny needed
12-6pm w/ 3.5yr old; must commit
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TUESDAY, JANUARY 20, 2009


ALLIGATOR
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Calathes, Gators conquer Razorbacks


By MIKE DiFERDINANDO
Alligator Staff Writer
mdiferdinando@alligator.org

Nick Calathes caught the ball
at the top of the key, took one step
behind the 3-point line and bur-
ied the Razorbacks.
Calathes scored 28 points and


grabbed 10 rebounds as he carried
No. 24 UF (16-2, 3-0 Southeastern
Conference) to an 80-65 victory
against Arkansas (12-4, 0-3 SEC)
on Saturday in the O'Connell
Center.
The sophomore drained his
third consecutive three with 9:15
left and put to rest any thoughts


of another second-half slump.
The Gators have struggled to
close out games all season, but
this time around, Calathes and
the Gators finished the deal.
UF opened the second half
with a 9-0 run and prevented
Arkansas from scoring for almost
four minutes.


UF guard Nick Calathes calls a play during the Gators' 80-65 home win against Arkansas on
Saturday.


It was the third double-double
of the season for Calathes and the
second-highest point total of his
career.
"I was open and my team-
mates found me," Calathes said.
"I guess it was just my night
shooting."
Calathes knocked down a ca-
reer-high six 3-pointers and shot
60 percent from long distance.
It was the 10th straight win
for UF, which is perfect through
three games of conference play.
Coming into the game, there
were serious questions about
whether or not UF would be
able to contain Arkansas cen-
ter Michael
( Washington -
the only player
Men's in the SEC aver-
aging a double-
Basketball double.
Washington
finished with
21 points, but the Gators out-
rebounded the Razorbacks 39-
33, and both center Alex Tyus
(11 points) and freshman backup
Kenny Kadji (10) scored in dou-
ble figures for the second straight
game.
"With someone like Nick out
there passing the ball, when you
get open, you're going to get easy
baskets," Kadji said.
The freshman center has
emerged as an inside presence for
the Gators in the last two games.

SEE ARKANSAS, PAGE 22


By CHRISTOPHER YAZBEC
Alligator Writer
cyazbec@alligator.org

UF had a lot to prove Sunday against
Georgia, and the team sure played like it.
Having lost nine straight games to the
Bulldogs, the Gators were not ready for an-
other disappointment.
Problem solved.
No. 15 UF (17-2, 3-1 Southeastern
Conference) handled its rival 61-45 in front
of a loud home crowd, making a statement
on how far the team has come from a year
ago.
Even Georgia coach Andy Landers, who
recently captured his 800th career win, no-
ticed a difference in this Gators squad from
the one last season.


"They play well together," he said.
"They do a much better job of executing
and doing the things that they want to do
together."
"They have set the tone in this
rivalry, and that's just another
thing that makes it a great win for
us."
Amanda Butler
UF coach

UF coach Amanda Butler knows just
how big the win was for her team, espe-
cially the seniors, who had yet to defeat
Georgia (11-7, 1-2 SEC).
"They have set the tone in this rivalry,
and that's just another thing that makes it a


great win for us," Butler said. "More impor-
tantly than that is that it's an SEC win."
Gators fans wearing pink for breast can-
cer awareness stood for the first four min-
utes of the game and watched Butler's em-
phasis on starting strong come to life.
While UF set the pace early on and
seemed to control the game for much of the
first half, it only led by 2 at the break, after
not making a field goal in the last 5:23 of
the half.
Georgia grabbed the momentum early
in the second half, taking a 30-29 lead, but it
didn't last long.
Sha Brooks took a charge at midcourt
with 16:02 remaining that seemed to fire up
her teammates and the crowd.
SEE GEORGIA, PAGE 22


UF defense


ready to


shine in '09
im Tebow's reign is over.
For the past two sea-
sons, UF's quarterback and
his dynamic offense have ruled
Gainesville, but with linebacker
Brandon Spikes' announcement
that he'll return to the Gators for
his senior season and receiver
Percy Harvin's decision to enter
the NFL Draft, the 2009 UF football
team will be a defense-first outfit.
The defense will bring back its
entire two-deep roster every
starter and backup and even the
backups to the backups will stick
around.
It's
a scary
thought,
but the
unit that
Sallowed
Mike McCall fe wer
than 13
McCall-in' It Like I thn per
points per
See It game and
mmccall@alligator.org held the
highest-
scoring team in college football
history to just two touchdowns is
about to get even better.
Meanwhile, the offense will
keep Tebow, tight end Aaron
Hemandez, a few unproven re-
ceivers and running backs Chris
Rainey, Jeff Demps and Emmanuel
Moody while losing top receivers
Harvin and Louis Murphy, and
Harvin's absence alone will make
the group a bit less dangerous.
Make no mistake about it:
Harvin was every bit as important
to UF's offense as Tebow. Not only
was he a threat to break a big run
or make a huge catch at any time,
but Harvin made everyone else on
the field better. His fellow receivers
had an easier time getting open,
the backs had more running room
and the pressure wasn't always on
Tebow to make the big play.
Now, coach Urban Meyer will
have to rework the offense with-
out Harvin, and he'll have to do
it without his right-hand man,
as offensive coordinator Dan
Mullen skipped town to take the
SEE MIKE, PAGE 22


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UF ranked for first time since Nov. 24


ARKANSAS, from page 20

"Kenny is stepping up. Our inside game is
getting a lot better," Calathes said. "I think we're
going to start going inside-out a lot more."
Erving Walker, who has been battling flu-like
symptoms for more than a week, celebrated his
19th birthday with 13 points and two steals.
"We're a lot more mature," Calathes said.
"Our freshmen stepped up huge for us tonight.
I don't think they could have played those min-
utes (earlier this season)."
UF coach Billy Donovan put the lid on his
team's shooting during practice leading up to
their game against Arkansas, and it appears he
has taken the top off of whatever was holding
back their rebounding as well.
Donovan placed a plastic seal on the baskets
that prevented the ball from going in the net.
"If you wanted to get off of defense, you had
to get the rebound," forward Chandler Parsons
said. "We know we're not the biggest or stron-
gest team, but that showed us that it's all about
playing with passion on the defensive end."


The Gators were embarrassed on the boards
by Mississippi a week ago but have outrebound-
ed their opponents in the last two games.
For the first time in his career, Arkansas coach
John Pelphrey sat on the visitor's bench in the
O'Connell Center.
Pelphrey worked as an
assistant to UF coach Billy
Donovan from 1997-2002 be-
fore leaving to become the
head coach at South Alabama.
Pelphrey moved to Arkansas
in April 2007.
Tyus "This is a special place to
be," he said. "Being a part of
that coaching staff was a special time. There was
just something about that group of guys."
UF moved back into the national rankings
Monday for the first time since losing to No. 8
Syracuse on Nov. 24 in Kansas City, Mo.
Despite his team's fast start in the SEC,
Donovan played down any thoughts of a return
to the national stage.
"I don't think we warrant being ranked,"
Donovan said.


MIKE, from page 20


Mississippi State head coaching job.
Surely, with all the talent in place and the
hotshot recruits who will wind up at UF, the
Gators will still be a solid offensive team, but
defense will be their new calling card. Here
comes the payoff for the defense's imitation of
swiss cheese during the 2007 campaign.
The defensive line, probably the team's
weakest unit in 2008, will have two top-flight
pass rushers in Carlos Dunlap and Jermaine
Cunningham, and if defensive tackle Torrey
Davis can fulfill the potential he showed on
critical goal line stops against Oklahoma, he
could become a real beast in the interior.
Most importantly, Dan McCamey, the first-
year defensive line coach who restored the
group to relevancy, resisted jobs elsewhere
and should have them playing even better.
The linebackers will be the defense's en-


gine, especially with Spikes still in the middle,
but the secondary will be the sparkplugs.
Just a year removed from being the na-
tion's No. 98 pass defense, UF tied Boston
College for the most interceptions with 26 this
year, and it will add more playmakers to the
group that accomplished that.
Safety Dorian Munroe, a projected starter
for 2008, will return from the knee injury that
kept him sidelined, freshman comerback
Jeremy Brown will be unleashed after a red-
shirt year, and heralded safety Dee Finley will
arrive from prep school. But if comers Joe
Haden and Janoris Jenkins, safeties Ahmad
Black and Major Wright and nickelback Will
Hill keep playing the way they did this season,
those other players won't leave the bench.
That's the kind of competition that built
the offense in recent years. With the high
number of underclassmen clogging the depth
chart, expect the UF defense to stay on top for
a couple more seasons.


Team not satisfied with 17-2 mark


GEORGIA, from page 20

"As fun as it is to score points and
that sort of thing, this team really gets
their energy from defense," Butler
said.
From that point on, UF took con-
trol.
Steffi Sorensen proved to be reli-
able once again. The junior guard hit
three 3-pointers in the second half, the
last putting the Gators up by 12.
UF scrapped for 15 offensive re-
bounds and was able to score key
baskets resulting in 13 second-chance
points.
The Gators locked down defensive-
ly, allowing just 20 points in the sec-
ond half and capitalizing on 30 points
off turnovers.
After Brooks hit a three to put UF


up by 17 with about eight minutes
remaining, she showed off her dance
moves on the way back up the floor.
"I was thinking that I just stepped
on their throat," Brooks said. "You can't
let up on Georgia, and
I think that got the
whole team hyped."
W men' Butler said she
Women's likes the situation her
Basketball team is currently in
with a week to pre-
pare for Mississippi, but the last thing
she wants her players to do is let their
foot off the gas.
"Three and one is great. 17-2 is
great," Butler said. "But we've got a
lot of basketball to play, and we're not
ready to plateau.
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No. 1 Gators come back to beat Auburn by 0.25


By EUGENIO TORRENS
Alligator Writer

The UF gymnasts didn't know
they were losing after a less-than-
stellar performance on balance
beam.
They didn't need to.
No. 1 UF (2-0, 1-0 Southeastern
Conference) rode a resilient ef-
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"I feel like the No. 1 most im-


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said junior Maranda Smith. "We
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we can always come back and per-
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It was the second straight year
UF trailed after the third event
against Auburn and emerged vic-
torious.
The Gators staggered to score a


48.325 on beam, their lowest score
of the evening on any event by
nearly a full point and lowest on
beam since 2006.
Courtney Gladys then led off a
dominant floor lineup, scoring a
9.775, to make the Gators and
crowd forget their follies on
beam.
The team notched the highest
score of the night, Corey Hartung's
9.95 on floor. She matched her col-
lege best for the sixth time of her
career.


Harrison Diamond/ Alligator Staff
UF gymnast Corey Hartung performs a floor routine during the Gators' 196.5-196.25 win against Auburn
on Friday in its Southeastern Conference opener.


"Floor was on our minds and
not how we did on beam," Hartung
said. "We just moved on."
The team managed to turn floor
into the second-highest scoring
event of the night with contribu-
tions from the entire lineup, includ-
ing Smith's second 9.9 of the night.

"It's been three years since
I have done an actual
competition vault, so there
were really no nerves in
me."
Maranda Smith
UFjunior


Smith's first 9.9 came on vault,
marking the first time she had com-
petitively vaulted since her fresh-
man days at UCLA in 2006.
"It's been three years since I
have done an actual competition
vault, so there were really no nerves
in me," Smith said. "It was more ex-
citement and trying to prove myself
that I could be a competitive vaulter
again."
Hartung won the all-around ti-
tle with a 39.475, even significantly
contributing on beam with a 9.775.
Floor brought the Gators back
into the meet, but it was uneven
bars that made it possible.
With the core four Melanie
Sinclair, Amanda Castillo, Hartung
and Smith stacked at the end
of the lineup and fueled by Alicia
Goodwin's college-best 9.925, UF
made bars its strongest event.
An event-high 49.5 on bars was
able to neutralize the ensuing beam
troubles.
Sinclair, winner of the all-around


title in the Jan. 9 meet against
Oklahoma, turned in a solid 9.925
along with consistently valuable
scores in her other events. She fin-
ished second in the all-around cat-
egory behind Hartung at 39.450.
"Bars was phenomenal," UF
coach Rhonda Faehn said. "This is
what I said from the beginning, that
I felt like bars is our best event, and
we have the greatest chance of get-
ting our highest scores there."
Injuries to the team triggered
changes to the lineup.
Castillo still turned in a 9.875 on
bars, but even the decorated junior
wasn't immune to the beam bug,
scoring an uncharacteristically low
9.475.
She was rested from vault and
floor because she has been nursing
bursitis in her ankle.
Rebekah Zaiser was also out af-
ter sustaining a season-ending bro-
ken foot.
"That was really tough on our
team emotionally," Faehn said.
"She was in that leadoff position.
That's when the team really looks
to depend on that athlete."
Changes to the lineup meant
freshmen getting more exposure.
Freshman Elizabeth Mahlich
competed in three events, includ-
ing her first competitive bars rou-
tine. Mahlich also anchored floor,
ending the Gators on a high note of
9.875.
Freshmen Nicole Ellis, Amy
Ferguson and Mahlich all appeared
in the lineup for the second consec-
utive meet.
"The athletes that are stepping
up and stepping in right now when
we're a little bit beat up they're
doing a great job," Faehn said.


Kevkhishvili earns spot in NCAA Indoor Championships


Swimming, diving teams dominate Florida Atlantic


By TONI-ANN MILLER
Alligator Writer

As a team, UF didn't blow the competi-
tion away, but Mariam Kevkhishvili single-
handedly did while securing her place in the
NCAA Indoor Championships.
In only the first indoor meet of the sea-
son, Kevkhishvili threw the shot put 55 feet,
10.5 inches to clinch first place and her spot
in the year-end championships.
Coach Mike Holloway was not sur-
prised.
"We expect that from Mariam," Holloway
said. "She's the defending NCAA champion
and comes into the season the No. 1-ranked
girl in the country, so we expect her to do
things like that."
Keely Medieros also performed well in
shot put. Medieros threw the shot 51 feet,
2.25 inches to claim third place.
Another outstanding performer on the
women's side was freshman Alishea Usery,
who placed fourth in the 400-meter dash,
clocking 54.77 seconds.
"Alishea is a very talented young lady,
and we expect big things out of her,"
Holloway said.
Usery shed almost a full second off her
high school time in her first college perfor-
mance, Holloway said.


In other women's events, Jenna Utecht
placed fourth in the high jump, Madara
Apine and Michelle Jenije placed fifth and
seventh respectively in the triple jump and
Madison McNary claimed seventh place in
the 200-meter dash.
McNary also placed eighth in the 60-me-
ter dash.
On the men's side, junior Calvin Smith
anchored UF's sprint corps and captured
first place in both the 400- and the 4x400-
meter relay.
"He's one of the top four or five guys in
the country, and we expect him to be one of
our team leaders this year so we thought
he did a great job this weekend," Holloway
said.
Smith's senior teammate, Carlos Phillips,
claimed eighth place, and R.J. Anderson
grabbed the tenth spot in the 400.
Other first-place honors went to long-
jumper Christian Taylor, who jumped 25
feet, 4 inches, and shot-putter Kemal Mesic.
Mesic threw the shot 62 feet, 0.50 inches.
William Wynne ran 7.88 seconds and
claimed fifth in the men's 60-meter hurdles
while Dennis Martin (7.89 seconds) took the
sixth spot.
In the 800-meter run, Ethan Philpot was
fourth with a time of 1:52.90, Terrell Wilks
was ninth in the 200-meter dash and Gray


Horn tied for seventh in the men's high
jump.
UF didn't turn heads but put out a solid
performance.
"It's an early season meet, and we use
(Southeastern Conference) games to see
where we are in terms of competitive spirit,"
Holloway said.
"Everybody trained really hard last week,
Sso it wasn't like we went
with very fresh legs. A big
part of being a champion in
Swimming track and field is having a
lot of heart and a lot of de-
sire, so we challenged our
kids to go in this weekend knowing they
were a little tired and compete hard."
GATORS STILL PERFECT VS. OWLS: The UF
swimming and diving teams make a habit
out of defeating Florida Atlantic.
Saturday brought more of the same.
After the Gators' home meet against the
Owls, UF's record against Florida Atlantic
was still unblemished.
The Orange and Blue took all but two of
the 32 events at the meet in the O'Connell
Center to improve their all-time marks
against Florida Atlantic to 12-0 for the men
and 13-0 for the women.
They swept multiple events, including
the men's 200-yard freestyle, the men's and


women's 200-yard butterfly, the women's
3-meter dive, the men's 100-yard free and
the men's 200-yard backstroke.
The men (6-1) and women (6-2) swept
Florida Atlantic by more than 30 points
each.
Junior Roland Rudolf, who won three
events Saturday, still thinks there is room for
him to grow and hopes he is able to "loosen
up his shoulders with more training to get
in shape."
At the same time, the more advanced men
and women swimmers were at the Dallas
Morning News Classic and the College
Conference Carnival in Piscataway, N.J., re-
spectively.
The UF women won the College
Conference Carnival, and the men took sec-
ond in Dallas.
"These three meets were perfect for those
competing in them," said Anthony Nesty,
associate men's head coach. "The meets
were important because they knew we were
picking the last couple of kids to go to the
Southeastern Conference Championship,
and it gave them a chance to shine."
Senior Bradley Ally won an NCAA auto-
matic qualifying mark in the 400-yard indi-
vidual medley in Dallas, and junior Gemma
Spofforth had her own reason to celebrate in
Piscataway.
Spofforth set a Sonny Werblin Recreation
Center record in the 200 back.
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