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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2009


Animal rights groups protest mousetraps


By EMILY FUGGETTA
Alligator Writer

While most of Gainesville
was trying to stay warm and dry
Monday afternoon, Carmen Cusack
was lying on a giant mousetrap
wearing only a bikini, heels and a
pair of mouse ears.
Cusack, a volunteer with People
for the Ethical Treatment of Animals,
was one of about a dozen activists
who stood outside the Lowe's on
Northwest 13th Street from noon to
1 p.m. protesting the company's sale
of glue mousetraps.
"All I could think about while
I was lying there freezing was that
there are mice all over Gainesville
in the same position," she said. "But
PETA's going to buy me lunch, and
those animals are going to starve."
The demonstration was one of
five stops this week on PETA's tour
of Lowe's stores across Florida and
Georgia.
Animals stuck in these traps of-
ten suffer for days, eventually dying
of dehydration and starvation, said
Ashley Byrne, PETA campaign co-
ordinator. Many animals chew off
their own limbs in a desperate at-
tempt to break free.
"Even kittens and hamsters have
gotten stuck in them," Byrne said of
the traps.


According to Byme, Lowe's is
one of a shrinking number of stores
who still sell glue traps instead of
more humane options like box traps,
which capture the animals alive and
allow for release.
"All I could think about
while I was lying there
freezing was that there are
mice all over Gainesville in
the same position."
Carmen Cusack
Activist

"Before we started this cam-
paign, we spoke to Lowe's and
asked them to take these products
off the shelves," she said, "but they
refused."
Lowe's manager Tom Bragdon
declined to comment on the demon-
stration or Lowe's' position on glue
traps.
Tommasina Miller, president of
Animal Activists of Alachua, held
signs along with other club mem-
bers in support of PETA's cam-
paign, but said she didn't agree with
its methods.
"Our philosophy is to educate
and reach out to the public, which
SEE PETA, PAGE 5


PETA members Kate Brindle, 29, left, Carmen Cusack, 29, center, and Nicole Barrera, 19, protest glue
mousetraps, which they said were cruel to animals. outside Lowe's on Northwest 13th Street on Monday.


Sorority house catches fire


* THERE WAS ABOUT $11,500 IN
TOTAL DAMAGE TO THE HOUSE.

By KATIE EMMETS
Alligator Writer
kemmets@alligator.org

The Alpha Epsilon Phi sorority house was
evacuated Sunday night after a window air
conditioner caught fire.
The fire, which started in a bedroom on the
second floor, was quickly controlled by the
sprinkler system in the house.
"The sprinklers put out 90 percent of the
fire, and the fire completely extinguished


within minutes of Gainesville Fire Rescue
arriving on scene," said GFR spokeswoman
Carol Davis.
Davis said that although there was about
$1,500 in fire damage, the real damage was
caused by the sprinklers, which
Local totaled about $10,000.
News After evacuation, the residents
of the house were able to go back
inside in small groups to get their belongings.
According to the GFR release, the residents
were sent to the Reitz Union, neighboring
sorority houses and friends' houses and can
move back into the house within the next cou-
ple of days.


Commission hopefuls


announce candidacy


By MORGAN COLLINS
Alligator Writer

Two hopeful candidates an-
nounced their bids Monday for
Gainesville City Commission seats
that will open in March.
Robert Krames, 26, a Web de-
signer, has his eyes on the at-large
District seatheldbyCommissioner
Jeanna Mastrodicasa.
Marcia Wimberly, 50, a former
social worker, faces Commissioner
Scherwin Henry, who also wraps
up his term for District 1.
Potential candidates must qual-
ify this week.
"We desperately need change


in leadership in Gainesville," said
Krames, who moved to Gainesville
at age 7. "There is a huge discon-
nect between the City Commission
and the people of
Gainesville and
their needs."
He said the
commission of-
ten ignores the
opinions of city
residents and cit-
ed the passing of
Mastrodicasa the gender iden-
tity ordinance as an example.
The ordinance, which prohibits

SEE COMMISSION, PAGE 5


* Chandler Parsons
(right) and the UF
men's basketball
team will try to
avenge their loss to
South Carolina last
month when the
teams meet in the
O'Connell Center
tonight at 9.
See Story Page 16.


Punxsutawney Phil sees shadow; winter six weeks longer


PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. (AP) The
world's most famous groundhog saw
his shadow Monday morning, predicting
that this already long winter will last for
six more weeks.
Punxsutawney Phil emerged just after
dawn in front of an estimated 13,000 wit-
nesses, many dressed in black and gold
to celebrate the Pittsburgh Steelers' Super
Bowl victory the night before.


"There's significant buzz from the
Steelers win and quite a few Terrible
Towels floating from the crowd," said
Mickey Rowley, deputy secretary for
tourism in Pennsylvania.
The annual ritual takes place
on Gobbler's Knob, a tiny hill in
Punxsutawney, a borough of about 6,100
residents some 65 miles northeast of
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WHAT'S HAPPENING
Teach For America State of
Emergency Panel
Today, 8 p.m.
Reitz Union Room 363
A panel of Teach For America
applicants will discuss their re-
cent visit to New Orleans.

Black History Month's Black Fact
Flashback Game Show
Today, 6:30 p.m.
Orange & Brew
Come test your black history
and popular culture knowledge
for fun and prizes.

Business Study Abroad Info
Session
Feb. 5,3 p.m.
Stuzin Hall, Room 200
There will be an informa-
tion session highlighting the
Warrington College of Business
Administration Study Abroad
programs. All UF students are
welcome. Come learn about the
three programs offered every
semester in London, Madrid
and Rome. Contact Lucy DiLeo
or Joe Rojo at 352-273-0165 to
schedule an appointment if you
cannot attend the session. On
the web at: http://www.cba.
ufl.edu/sb/intlprograms/uf/.

Gainesville Holistic Health Fair
Feb. 7, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
At the United Church of
Gainesville, 1624 N.W. 5th Ave.
Local practitioners and vendors
specializing in holistic medi-
cine, health care and nutrition
will be available to demonstrate
self-care techniques and healthy
food preparation. There will be
art, music, dance and children's
activities. A $5 donation at the
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Monday. February 2
Mind, Body, Soul: A Complete You
Tuesday. February 3
Black Fact Flashback Game Show
Wednesday February 4
Lunch at the IBC
Weeks of Service SE Boys & Girls Club
How to Keep a Black Man Down, Forum
Thursday, February 5
Black Student Union 11th General Body Meeting
Passport to Fitness: African Dance
Friday, February 6
Showtime at the Swamp
Sleep out for the Homeless
Saturday. February 7
Black Student Leadership Conference
Sunday February 8
Church Service
Miss Black and Gold Scholarship Pageant

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RUB Entertainment Presents:
Zack and Miri Make A Porno
Reitz Union Cinema
Feb. 4 at 8 & 10:30 p.m.
Feb. 5 at 8 & 10:30 p.m.
Lifelong platonic friends Zack
and Miri look to solve their
respective cash-flow prob-
lems by making an adult film
together.

SG Image Applications Due
Feb. 6,4:30 p.m.
Reitz Union Room 305
Student Government Image
Agency is accepting applica-
tions for directors and vice
chairmen. Image is in charge
of videotaping Senate meet-
ings and special events for SG.
To apply for a position visit
www.sg.ufl.edu and click on
"Apply Here" or come to the
SG Office in Room 305 of the
Reitz Union.

Bob Marley Celebration
Feb. 6, 7 to 9 p.m.
Reitz Union Colonnade
Join UF's Jamaican-American
Student Association (JAMSA)
in celebrating Bob Marley's
birthday. Come to the
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SG's search for Senators ends today in Reitz Union


* EACH PARTY'S TICKET HAS
50 AVAILABLE SEATS.

By CHELSEA KEENAN
Alligator Writer

Student political parties contin-
ued the search for possible candi-
dates to fill their spring tickets on
Monday.


About 87 students stopped by
on the second day of qualifying,
hoping to be chosen to fill one of the
50 available Senate seats on each
party's ticket.
"(Monday) was slower than
last year," said SG Supervisor of
Elections Dan Siegel, adding that
the rain put a damper on student
turnout. "But I'm expecting it to
pick up."


Five of the seven registered par-
ties conducted interviews: Orange
and Blue, Progress, Unite, Keg and
LAN.
Both the Gator and Swamp par-
ties remained
GStudent absent.
vernment Ten students
registered with
the Progress Party, 46 students reg-
istered with the Unite Party and 14


students registered with the Orange
and Blue Party, according to Siegel.
Other parties also snagged a few
candidates. Three students regis-
tered with the LAN Party, while
two students registered with the
Keg Party.
About 12 students remained un-
decided, Siegel said.
Meanwhile, the Orange and Blue
Party will announce its completed


executive ticket today at 12:40 p.m.
on the Reitz Union Colonnade.
"I think the Student Body will be
pleasantly surprised with our exec-
utive ticket," Orange and Blue pres-
idential candidate Mark McShera
said. "We have three candidates
with strong resumes."
The last chance to interview is
today from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Room
284 of the Reitz Union.


ON CAMPUS

Accent to bring famous, less political speakers to UF


By CHELSEA KEENAN
Alligator Writer
Continuing a semester driven by star pow-
er, February will be a busy month for Accent
Speakers Bureau, the Student Government or-
ganization that brings renowned speakers to
campus.
The organization will host two nation-
ally known speakers this month, according to
Accent Chairman Andrew Guglielmo.
Accent, along with UF's Black Student
Union, will present National Public Radio and


Public Broadcasting Station personality Tavis
Smiley on Feb. 12.
Smiley, who is coming to UF in conjunction
with Black History Month, will speak at the
Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.
Accent will also co-sponsor self-esteem
expert Jessica Weiner on Feb. 24 along with
Gator Well, the Dean of Students Office and
the Panhellenic Council. Weiner, author of
several self-esteem books, will be addressing
body image topics.
Accent usually brings in one speaker a
month, Guglielmo said.


"These are people you get to see
on TV everyday."
Andrew Guglielmo
Accent chairman

A few more speakers are in the works, but
Guglielmo would not share details on upcom-
ing shows.
Meanwhile, some students have voiced
complaints concerning Accent's lack of ad-
vertising for last month's speakers Mike


Rowe and Jon Douglas Rainey, both hosts of
Discovery Channel series.
But Guglielmo said Rowe's popularity
made it difficult to book a date far in advance,
which slowed down spreading the word to
students.
Guglielmo said he is looking forward to
the rest of the semester and upcoming speak-
ers.
"This semester is a lot more fun and enter-
tainment-based than last semester, which was
politically based," said Guglielmo. "These are
people you get to see on TV everyday."


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'Idol' runner-up sings


to fans at The Swamp


* ABOUT 300 PACKED THE
RESTAURANT'S BACK PORCH.

By KATIE EMMETS
Alligator Writer
kemmets@alligator.org

Screams of "I love you" came from an
audience of about 300 people as David
Archuleta took the stage at The Swamp
Restaurant Monday afternoon.
Archuleta, the 18-year-old American
Idol Season 7 runner-up, performed
"Crush" and "A Little Too Not Over You"
as part of KISS 105.3's concert series.
KISS 105.3 chose The Swamp because
it is a traditional Gainesville restaurant
and a staple in the city, said KISS em-
ployee Christian Chase.
Archuleta was scheduled to sing on
the front porch of the University Avenue
restaurant, but because of the rain it was
moved to the second floor's back porch.
"I love the rain," Archuleta said. "But
if you are in it too long you can get sick
and that gets risky, especially if you have
to sing."
In the front row, Kelly Peterson, 13,
sang every word to his single "Crush."
"I love him," she said.
Kelly said she skipped school and her
orthodontist appointment to attend the
concert.


Archuleta also posed for pictures,
signed autographs and answered ques-
tions from the audience. Because many of
the songs on his CD are about love, one of
the audience members asked Archuleta if
he has ever been in love himself.
"I don't think I've ever been in love
before, but I have loved a lot of people,"
he said. "I still need to mature. A lot of
my friends think they are in love, and I
don't want to make the same mistakes as
them. I am still waiting for
Local that special person."
Lo l Two women trekked
N ews from Orlando to see
Archuleta perform.
Mirta Vila, 48, and Sheryl Radford,
45, said they met on fansofdavid.com last
year and have been best friends since.
They traveled together to Tampa to
see Archuleta when he performed in the
American Idol tour during the summer,
and will be at a meet-and-greet tomor-
row with Archuleta in Daytona.
"I'm not a teenager and I'm not a
groupie, but if I had no children or re-
sponsibilities, I would be following him
around everywhere," Vila said, wearing
her David Archuleta sweater.
Radford said that Archuleta is the Tim
Tebow of Music.
"Not only is he good at his craft, he is
also a great role model and a good kid,"
Radford said.


Judges crown new Miss UF


By TYLER RUTSTEIN
Alligator Contributing Writer

Fifteen contestants danced in sparkling
black dresses to kick off the Miss UF Pageant
at the Phillips Center for the Performing
Arts Monday to a cheering crowd of about
500.
Paige Smith, the newly crowned Miss
UF, and Diana Kelly, the Miss Florida
Gator winner, each received a $750 scholar-
ship and will go onto compete for the title
of Miss Florida, according to the Miss UF
Pageant Director Amanda Hall.
The Florida Blue Key hosted the event,
which consisted of private interviews, on-
stage performances and competitions in
swimwear and evening wear.
Shelley Meyer, wife of UF football coach
Urban Meyer, was one of the masters of
ceremonies facilitating the pageant and
pumped up the audience with "Go Gators"
during every intermission.
The contestants shared their passion for
organizations such as Gainesville Pet Rescue
and Healthy Women, Healthy World.
The participants displayed a variety
of talents including a Broadway vocal, a
Tahitian dance to "Bora Bora," baton twirl-
ing to "Hot Hot Hot," a piano performance
and a comedic monologue, all in hopes of
being crowned Miss UF.
Lauren Beard, contestant eight, said be-


fore her piano performance of "Chopsticks,"
she kept telling herself, "I'm not nervous
anymore. I practiced this a thousand times.
There's no point in being nervous any-
more.
They were judged by Miss America-
certified judges as well as Jeanna
Mastrodicasa, Gainesville city commis-
sioner and UF's assistant vice president of
student affairs.
"This is not just a beauty contest.
These are normal girls."
Amanda Hall
Miss UF Pageant Director

According to Amanda Hall, director
of the event, 35 percent of the contestants'
score was from the talent portion.
"This is not just a beauty contest. These
are normal girls," Hall said."These girls are
leaders on campus representing a philan-
thropic organization that they support in
the Gainesville community."
Brooke Helvie, Miss UF 2008, asked
questions to the contestants and sang
"Somewhere Over the Rainbow."
"The pageant gave me opportunities to
touch people's lives through my voice,"
Helvie said. "It is a wonderful event that is
great for the contestants and really makes a
difference."


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Google adds ocean exploration


* THE WEB SITE OFFERS
SUNKEN SHIP SEARCHES.

By CHELSEA KEENAN
Alligator Writer

Google users can now search
the ocean depths thanks to a new
feature of Google Earth. The fea-
ture may even become a handy
tool in some of UF's classrooms.
"Google Earth has gotten peo-
ple interested in looking on the
surface of the earth," said Ellen
Martin, an associate professor in
UF's geology department. "So
now people might be more inter-
ested in the ocean."
Google Ocean allows viewers
to explore the ocean floor and its


"Google Earth has gotten
people interested in look-
ing on the surface of the
earth, so now people might
be more interested in the
ocean."
Ellen Martin
UF Associate professor

inhabitants, according to the Web
site's informational video.
It also offers 3-D explorations
of sunken ships, according to the
Web site at earth.google.com.
Martin said Google's new
views provide access to areas of
the ocean that most people will


never see.
She also called attention to its
value as a teaching tool.
"It'll give students a better
sense of what the sea floor looks
like," she said.
Martin said the program will be
able to highlight different features
of the floor, such as ocean ridges,
trenches and under water volca-
noes, aiding students learning.
Although Google Ocean will
be useful for students and teach-
ers, Martin said, it probably won't
be used to further research the sea
floor any time soon.
"There is already a program
that does that," Martin said. "It
seems to me that (Google Ocean)
is more for the general public."


Krames says Commission out of touch, Wimberly wants renter tax refund


COMMISSION from page 1

discrimination on the basis of sexual iden-
tity in public facilities, allows people who
identify themselves as transgender to use
the public restroom of their choice. Those
against the ordinance feel it gives sexual
predators a free pass.
Mastrodicasa, Krames' opponent, sup-
ported the ordinance, which became law in
January of 2008.
"The City Commission is out of touch
with the people of Gainesville," Krames


said.
He also listed other issues, including traf-
fic congestion and increasing utility costs,
which he said is especially problematic for
low-income residents.
Although this is his first time running for
public office, Krames believes he can get the
job done.
"I just want to help make Gainesville a
better place," he said.
This is also the first time Wimberly has
run for a public office, but she has been in-
volved in politics before. She worked on
congressional and local campaigns and in-


terned with the Georgia State Legislature,
she said.
A Gainesville resident since 2004,
Wimberly said she wants to increase voter
turnout by build-
Gainesvj ity ing on the excitement
Gainesville City President Barack
Commission Obama brought to po-
litical involvement dur-
ing his campaign.
"(Voters) seem to have a lot to say,
but they may feel that no one will listen,"
Wimberly said.
She hopes to sponsor a rebate for renters,


which she said could benefit UF students.
For property owners, she said she would
support a tax credit to increase residents'
cash flow and stimulate the economy.
Renters who paid rent for the 12 months
prior to filing taxes would receive refunds
on the property tax included in their rent,
she said.
The credit, which is already in effect in
California and Vermont, would give prop-
erty owners $500 in tax credit, she said.
"We're going to have to work together
and be one big community, not just UF and
the rest of the community," she said.


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I feel like simply holding signs can do," she said. "I don't
think objectifying women or having (Cusack) lying around
in the freezing rain is necessary."
Although Animal Activists of Alachua, an on-campus
animal rights group, is not affiliated with
Local PETA, the organization wants to encourage
News Lowe's to stop selling the traps, Miller said.
Gainesville resident Mike Foust, however,
said the demonstration was unique and effective.
Foust said that though he does use animal traps, the dem-
onstration would make him less likely to use glue traps.
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Editorial


Bongwater

Phelps disappoints fans,

ruins image

In hiding behind his youth as an excuse for smoking pot,
Michael Phelps demonstrated to the world a clear lack of
understanding regarding his celebrity.
Simply put, there is no separation of lifestyles. Phelps, the
world-class athlete who achieved Olympic immortality in
Beijing, cannot coexist with his alter ego the bong-hitting
frat-boy wannabe.
With the fame of countless gold medals and dollar signs
from corporate sponsorships, Phelps' aura will quickly dissi-
pate if he elects to play the role of Olympic icon only when it
is most convenient for him. Whether he likes it or not, being
Michael Phelps is a 24/7 operation that requires great fore-
thought and care in maintaining his public image.
Sure, Phelps survived the public relations nightmare of
committing a DUI back in November 2004, but he was 19
years old at the time.
Clearly, to fault his youth in that situation doesn't make
up for the recklessness of his behavior, but there is a stark
difference between being 19 and being a 23-year-old who
should have understood his responsibilities by now.
The Editorial Board isn't here to chastise Phelps for put-
ting his future sponsorships in question. The issue is not
about money.
What bothers us is the fact that he sorely let down his
fans. In a time in which America's top athletes routinely
make headlines for steroid allegations, we thought we could
have taken solace in Phelps' resounding success.
The seemingly wholesome image of Phelps championing
America on the grandest stage will forever be marred by his
immature desire to have the best of both worlds.



Voluptuous Veggies


In the wake of NBC's
decision to cut PETA's
risque commercial from
the Super Bowl broadcast,
animal cruelty awareness hit
Gainesville on Monday.
At a local Lowe's hard-
ware store, PETA support-
ers congregated in full force
to protest the sale of glue
mousetraps. The major issue
with the glue traps stems
from the fact mice often suf-
fer significant pain before
ultimately meeting their de-
mise.
Perhaps the most impas-
sioned among those in at-
tendance was a bikini-clad
young woman sprawled out
on the ground. Not only was
she scantily clad, she also
sported mouse ears as rain
fell on her all afternoon.
And who said Disney
World was in Orlando?
Curious to find out why
the commercial had been
cut from Sunday's program-


ming, the Editorial Board
did a bit of research and
sought out the video online.
What we discovered was
nothing short of absurd (and
awesome). Billed as "Studies
show vegetarians have bet-
ter sex," the advertisement
featured luscious lovelies
engaging in lewd acts with
vegetables.
Porn merchants every-
where had dollar signs in
their eyes as suddenly a new
fetish sprung up overnight.
As for the lady with the
funny ears and swimsuit, we
can only hope she takes com-
fort in the mass of young men
who will undoubtedly clip
her photo from the Alligator
to hang on their walls.
From Pamela Anderson
donning an outfit construct-
ed out of lettuce to our feline-
fearing friend in Gainesville,
adapting the mantra of "sex
sells" seems to be a mainstay
for PETA's business model.


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Column

Bad investing has global implications


or the past 30 years, Western society has fun-
neled its best and brightest minds into the finan-
cial sector. Harvard, Oxford and State U all sent
their most illustrious stars into the wide-open galaxy of
wealth creation, where the collisions of brainpower and
avarice resulted in spectacularly profitable inventions
like the now-poisonous derivatives market.
Real stars burn bright for far longer than our educated
and privileged scions managed so we must have just
been shooting fancy fireworks up there. They exploded
and wowed us all, but the empty shells came crashing
down onto a rickety global economic structure.
Regular folks got kneecapped by Wall Street, and
suddenly the term "working poor" became a much larg-
er umbrella. Finance is shaky and volatile even in the
best of times, but this market is the crowning achieve-
ment of a whole generation of preeminent talent dedi-
cated to worthless fakery.
What does a society do when its most valuable peo-
ple produce something of no value?
In Europe, the response has been to protest the gov-
ernment and do a little rioting. Mad at the banking sys-
tem? Grab your finest bandanna and a hunk of concrete.
Europe responds to the rapid degradation of living
standards by inflicting damage on property, courting
bloody noses with vital and angry dissent.
Here in America, we listen to talk radio and blog like
mad. A nation of "first-time caller, long-time listeners"
and message board bombers are we, quick to forcefully
opine behind the comforting mask of technology.
This strategy works for us because, even now, we are
at the top of the economic food chain. We can spend
our way out of this regardless of what Europeans are


screaming.
Last week in Davos, the lead-
ers of the invested world stood
up and said, "Not so fast, my
friend." Russian, Chinese and ma-
jor European leaders made sure
Tommy Maple that President Barack Obama and
editor@alligator.org the most influential senators knew
that globalization isn't just a fancy
term.
Most at Davos agreed that the creation of a "bad
bank" to store our worthless crap investments is a good
start, and they already know that we are quite skilled
at creating bad banks. The hope is that we can clean up
the messes our spoiled brat bankers made by hiding the
mistakes in this bad bank, thereby encouraging the skit-
tish bankers to begin loaning money and spurring in-
vestments and inventions. This, more or less, would be
a start for getting back to the very core of our society's
ostensible purpose.
Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow Monday, which
means that our winter of discontent is that much lon-
ger this year. If we can yank our privileged financial
sons out of their holes and convince them the shadow of
their past mistakes are hidden away in these bad banks,
we may be able to slog our way through a regular and
healthy contraction inherent to market economics.
However, solving the problem of a generation of
fallen stars and decades of lost potential may be
more difficult than riots or talk radio are equipped to
handle.
Tommy Maple is an international communications
graduate student. His column appears on Tuesdays.


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


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Letters to the Editor
Unite Party is undemocratic
I have wanted to become in-
volved in student politics ever
since I arrived at UF last fall. But
when I got here, I had no idea that
UF had different political parties,
like Orange and Blue, Gator or
Unite.
I read in the Alligator that the
Gator/Unite Party (which I will
refer to as the Unite Party because
they are one in the same, a name
change prompted by the scandals
in the fall) was fixing interviews so
that only applicants with certain
organizational affiliations would
be selected for positions.
At Student Senate meetings, I
observed time after time the Unite
Party would select unqualified


people over those with outstand-
ing credentials for SG positions
because the unqualified ones had
personal loyalties to Unite's politi-
cal leadership.
What I discovered was that the
Unite Party tried to destroy minor-
ity protection laws in the SG rules
because their party leadership did
not want to be questioned.
It was very clear to me by the
second Student Senate meeting
that the Unite Party is extremely
undemocratic.
At these same Student Senate
meetings, I watched as the Orange
and Blue Party tried to pass bills
and was shot down every time by
the Unite Party, even on blocking
hand scanners, which 85 percent of


the students disapproved of in the
last election.
As a result, I became con-
vinced that the only way change
would happen is if the Orange
and Blue Party took over Student
Government.
It is for these reasons that I have
interviewed to run with the Orange
and Blue Party for a College of
Liberal Arts and Sciences senate
seat at the Reitz Union on the sec-
ond floor. They will be interview-
ing today from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
I hope everyone interested in
making Student Government as
good as the quality of UF's stu-
dents will come out.
Travis Hornsby
3LS


Home court lacks heart
I have one question whatever
happened to the Rowdy Reptiles?
When I was a student at UF,
the O'Dome was electric. It started
when the doors opened and we
raced down into our seats two
hours before the game.
It didn't matter that we had
to wait a while for tipoff; we just
had to secure our seats in the front
row.
A couple of times I think I even
knocked over a couple of people
racing down the bleachers!
We always had fun. We would
razz the opponents during warm-
ups and Lee Humphrey used to let


us shoot three-pointers before the
game.
Simply put, the experience was
the absolute best.
Now that I have graduated, I
still make it to every game. I leave
my job and race to the arena, only
to see empty seats just 45 minutes
before the game. I can't believe the
"House of Horrors" has sunk to
this level.
It is terrible. We have a great
team that already has 18 wins and
we're currently leading the SEC
East.
What else do the students want
Billy and the boys to do?
Frustrated fan in the 3rd level
UF alumnus


Column

Fleeting Facebook fad nothing more than selfish endeavor


I refuse to do it.
This "25 things about me" list has
taken over Facebook with everyone and
their mother writing about themselves and
tagging me.
Do these people think I want to know
if they are addicted to www.icanhascheez-
burger.com? Wonder no more. I didn't.
Why do people feel the need to share things
about themselves? Are they looking for ad-
miration, a pat on the back, what?
I refuse to relent simply because they feel
like they need a spotlight. Don't tag me if
you're looking for an audience.
The whole idea is egotistical. I've been
told that people just want to share them-
selves with others, but they really just want
the attention.
That's what it's all about and I refuse to
acknowledge anyone's "me list."


So, to the people who have participated in
this facebook phenomenon: If people want
to get to know you, they will. If you wrote
this list because you felt like no one was in-
terested in your life, take a hint; maybe your
life isn't interesting.
Interesting people don't have to advertise
that they're interesting. Maybe you should
pick up a hobby or join a club. Maybe you
should invest in other people. That's a novel
idea. Tagging people and obligating them to
comment doesn't count.
If you really crave attention, feedback or
whatever, become another Mother Teresa.
Do something productive and worthwhile
with your time instead of devoting it to
something about you. Why can't we write
lists about each other?
We all spend enough time on ourselves.
Why are we creating lists about ourselves?


Michelle Hipps
editor@alligator.org


I can't wrap my
mind around the idea.
Who do you think is
going to read it? I've
read two of them and
I stopped less than
a quarter of the way
through out of bore-
dom.


I asked one friend
why she did it, and she said, "Well I had to
sound just as good as everyone else." Why?
Who are these people that you have to build
yourself up for?
What happened to actions speaking
louder than words? I determine the charac-
ter of a person based on what they do rather
than what is said or written about them.
Every one of us is unique and has a lot more
than this "25 things about me" list can offer.


We need to take the focus off ourselves and
shift it to the person next to us. Focus on the
person who needs a friend or the person who
dropped their books and needs help picking
them up. Focus on anything but yourself.
Our world accommodates far too much
"me" thinking, and it has been to our det-
riment. We are consumed with ourselves
and have forgotten how far helping others
can reach. The 45 minutes you spent writing
your "you list" could have been spent vol-
unteering at the St. Francis House or writing
a letter to your local firefighters thanking
them for their tireless efforts.
You could have made a difference with
that time. I encourage you to think about
that the next time you get tagged in one of
those "you lists."
Michelle A. Hipps is a telecommunications
senior. Her column appears weekly.


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Inside


Celebrating the Firsts


The year 2008
marked the 50th
anniversary of
integration at
the University of
Florida, and the
culminating gala
event is Feb. 7
at Emerson


Florida
Bridgewater-Alford


Alumni Hall.
"Commemorating 50 years of
Integration: Celebrating the Firsts,"
began last February. As part of
the recognition, the history of UF
integration has been examined while
also focusing on the future of UF's
commitment to diversity. A keystone
gala and performance, scheduled for
Feb. 7 at Emerson Alumni Hall, will
be the event culmination.
The "Celebrating the Firsts" gala
honors the first African-American
graduates from each college at UF
who broke through racial barriers to
make the university a more humane
institution. Fifteen honorees will
be recognized. UF Board of Trustee
Courtney Cunningham will serve as
host and emcee.
The weekend features Denyce
Graves on Feb. 6 at the Phillips
Center for the Performing Arts. On
Feb. 7, UF's Elizabeth Graham will
be accompanied by Kevin Sharpe and
Anthonio Canty, and on Feb. 8, the
African Children's Choir will perform
at the Phillips Center.
Reservations for the gala will be
accepted through today at http://
www.urel.ufl.edu/50/ or by contact-
ing Tamara Johnson, UF Conference
Office, at 392-1701 ext. 239.
For additional information,
contact me at 352-392-4567 or
bridgefl@ufl.edu.

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Your campus news source
Produced by the
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for faculty, staff and students
of the University of Florida
Editor- Susan Stewart
www.insideuf.ufl.edu
February 3, 2009


The Gator Nation mobile studio makes friends in Miami


The Gator Nation is everywhere and
it seems the mobile studio that films Gator
stories is everywhere, too.
The mobile billboard vehicle, which
also serves as a video recording studio,
racked up more than 600 miles driving to,
from and around Miami during the week
of the recent BCS National Championship
Game. The truck was very visible in the ar-
eas of the Fan Fest celebration, the stadium
and other populated areas.
"When did you become a Gator?" is
part of the current university branding
campaign.
In addition to driving around town,
the truck was an integral part of promot-
ing University of Florida academic and
research excellence during events sur-
rounding the game. Although the mobile
studio is a new addition this year, Univer-
sity Relations has journeyed to the bowl
games for the past three years to promote
academics and research.
In partnership with the UF Athletic
Association (UAA), Gator Club of Miami
and Florida Hispanic Alumni Association
(FHAA), this year's venues included "A
Night With The Caimanes" alumni party
in Little Havana, a five-hour pep rally
event at Jungle Island in the downtown
Miami area and a game-watching party at
Shula's Steak House in Miami Lakes.
A visual display highlighted various UF
inventions and academic excellence. The
display was accompanied by the mobile
studio, as well as UF-invented air-cooled
shoulder pads, Gatorade, the College of
Engineering's unmanned robotic submers-
ible, SubjuGator, and autonomous vehicle,
NaviGator.
The NaviGator was developed by UF
engineers including Carl Crane and David
Armstrong. The vehicle was featured during
events of the 2006 BSC National Cham-
pionship Game and last year's Capital One
Bowl prior to this year's appearance.
"We want to show the public the




Listings in this section are a
sampling of events at the University
ofFlorida, compiled from 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/.


TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2009 0 ALLIGATOR, 9

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The University of Florida may be in
Gainesville, but the Division of Continu-
ing Education (DCE) touches the world
every day both online and in person.
From on-campus programs to conferences
held in Japan, the division's reach is infinite
both geographically and academically.
"The Division of Continuing Education
is the University of Florida's best-kept secret,"
said Eileen Oliver, interim dean of DCE.
DCE caters to the interests of certificate-
seeking professionals, college students, fac-
ulty and researchers from all over the globe.
"Our mission is to provide access to
quality education for traditional and non-
traditional students," said Oliver.
The division's 31 online Flexible Learn-
ing courses are taught by UF faculty.
"Our new online courses mirror the
quality of those taught on campus," said
Oliver. "We are very proud of them."
This year 38,500 students from around
the world are enrolled in DCE programs,
including 3,500 students in Flexible Learn-
ing courses.
Students work independently and may
complete courses in 32 weeks, or as few as
eight weeks with instructor permission.
Several departments, including Con-
tinuing Medical Education, Allied Health,
Conferences, Leadership Development
Institute (LDI), Training, and various affili-
ates make up the division.
"We have everything from brain surgery


to waste water," said Oliver.
The department is involved with all
UF colleges and hundreds of universities
around the world. In April the department
will partner with the American Nuclear
Society for a conference featuring interna-
tional nuclear industry leaders.
Rebecca Johnson, Conferences director,
said she enjoys bringing researchers from all
over the world to Gainesville because "you
can come and hear some of the world's


experts on leading-edge topics."
Assistance is available to faculty ap-
plying for VisitGainesville's 2009 Spring
Conference Grant Program. The program
will award $75,000 to meeting planners
who help generate lodging revenue. Visit
http://visitgainesville.com/grants for more
details.
For more information on DCE courses
and conferences, visit http://dce.ufl.edu.
By Bridget Brennan


I seen & Heard


NaviGator and the UF research display accompanied the mobile studio (right) at Miami's
Jungle Island the day before the BCS National Championship Game.


impact UF research has on the state and on
the country," Crane said.
Crane said he enjoyed talking with UF
fans, alumni and the media.
Miami news media attended all of the
venues this year and were interested in
learning about UF research.
"We're here to tell the media and fans
alike that UF excels in academics and
research, as well as athletics. It's great when
even the Sooners fans want a picture of
themselves wearing the UF-invented air-
cooled shoulder pads," said Susan Stewart,
associate director of public relations.
At all of the events, UF fans were
encouraged to share their personal Gator
stories.
Stories included those from UF cheer-
leaders, Albert and Alberta and several UF
marching band members. When Alberta
was asked about the moment she became a


Feb. 5
UFPA presents "Oliver!" Phillips Center, 7:30
p.m. Ticket prices: $30-50. Open to the public.
Call 352-392ARTS (2787) or visit http://www.
performingarts.ufl.edu for ticket information.

Feb. 8
Gator Women's Basketball vs. Tennessee.
O'Connell Center, 2 p.m. Call 352-375-4683
or visit http://www.gatorzone.com for more
information.


Gator, she wrote on a poster that it was the
moment she met Albert.
The mobile studio recorded more than
60 stories during the Miami events, and it's
not finished collecting stories. Gators back
home in Gainesville continue to have nu-
merous opportunities to share their stories.
Alpha PRoductions, a student-run
public relations firm, has teamed up with
The Gator Nation Campaign to record
Gator stories at UF events. Upcoming film-
ing events include prior to the women's
basketball game on Feb. 8, prior to the
gymnastics meet on Feb. 20 and prior to
the baseball game on Feb. 27.
Currently, more than 400 video stories
and 200 written stories have been collect-
ed. To view or upload videos and stories,
visit http://insidethegatornation.com.
By Bridget Brennan



UFPA presents "The African Children's Choir."
Phillips Center, 10:30 a.m. Tickets $20-30. Call
352-392ARTS (2787) or visit http://www.
performingarts.ufl.edu for more information.

Feb. 10
UF Asian Studies presents "When a Woman
Ascends the Stairs." Hippodrome Theater, 7
p.m. Free and open to the public. Call 352-392-
2464 or visit www.clas.ufl.edu/asian for more
information.


Technology provides unique
music lesson
Jinghua Pu, graduate student of the
School of Music, recently had the op-
portunity to participate in an unusual
performance and master class that used
high-speed Internet technology to bridge
the gap of some 1,000 miles. Real-time
transmission of audio and video allowed
Pu's live piano performance to be streamed
to master teacher, concert pianist Stewart
Goodyear. Pu and Goodyear were able to
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Feb.11
North Florida Foundation for Research and
Education presents "The Lioness: A Film
Screening." University Auditorium, 7 p.m. Free
and open to the public. Call 352-376-1611 or
visit http://www.performingarts.ufl.edu for
more information.

Feb.14
Florida Museum of Natural History presents
"Darwin Day." Florida Museum of Natural
History, 10 a.m. 4 p.m. Free and open to the
public. Call 352-273-1820 or visit http://www.
flmnh.ufl.edu for more information.


class event was conducted by the Philadel-
phia Orchestra. Digital Worlds Institute,
UF Performing Arts and the UF School of
Music collaborated on the project.
Osfield completes new book
Kenneth J. Osfield, University of
Florida ADA coordinator and a 19-year UF
employee, recently completed a book titled
"Internationalization of Student Affairs
and Services: An Emerging Global Perspec-
tive," which is being published by Student
Affairs Administrators in Higher Education
(NASPA). For more information about the

Carl Beeman (left), a retired chair-
man of the University of Florida's
agricultural education and com-
munications department, recently
accepted the E.T. York Distinguished
Service Award from Jimmy Cheek,
senior vice president for agriculture
and natural resources. Beeman,
who led the department from 1975
to 1996, is perhaps best known for
expanding the curriculum with the
addition of an agricultural communi-
cations program.



Feb.15
School of Music presents "Carillon Recital."
Century Tower, 3 p.m. Free and open to the
public. Call 352-273-3181 or visit http://arts.ufl.
edu/carillon for more information.


book, visit http://bookstore.naspa.org/
internationalizationofstudentaffairsand
services.aspx
International Educators


announced
The College of
Fine Arts recently an-
nounced its 2008-'09
International Educa-
tors of the Year. This
year's awards went to
Associate Professor
Paul Richards, School
of Music, in the
senior category and
Assistant Professor
Lauren Garber Lake,
School of Art and
Art History, for the
junior category. The
award was created by
the UF International
Center in 2004 to
recognize outstand-
ing international
endeavors by UF
faculty members.


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Lauren Garber Lake


Repeating Events
Florida Museum of Natural History presents
"Everglades Double Feature Public Opening"
on display through May 31. 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.

University Galleries Exhibit: "Sacred places
+ skies redux: petit selection" on display
through March 27. Grinter Gallery. Free
and open to the public. Call 352-392-0207 or
visit www.arts.ufl.edu/galleries/for more
information.


The Division of Continuing Education reaches around the globe


This Clearwater Beach conference last fall is one of the many meetings arranged by DCE.


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Web page provides
budget information
A new presidential Web page has
been created to provide budget-related
university information. The address
is http://budget.president.ufl.edu/.
There is a direct link to the site from
the UF homepage, www.ufl.edu.

Gator stories abound on
Insidethegatornation.com
The following excerpt is one
sample of the hundreds of stories on
http://insidethegatornation.com/.
"I recently celebrated two very
important anniversaries: being cancer-
free for 11 years and working as a
television news reporter in Miami for 30
years. The University of Florida helped
me reach both of those milestones.
I graduatedfrom UF in December
1978, with a job in hand. My classes
and work experience at WUFT and
WRUF in Gainesville prepared me
well. I wasn'tprepared to learn I had
cancer 20 years later... my doctor here
recommended I see a specialist at the
University of Florida. I moved back to
Gainesville for six weeks while undergo-
ing radiation treatment and surgery at
Shands... Itfelt like I was home again.
Now I return once a year for a check-up.
During my annual trip in November,
I was given a tour ofShands Cancer
Hospital.. and I spoke to students in
two TV news reporting classes... Then we
took a tour of the WUFT newsroom and
studios. Itfelt like I was home again. So
this week (BCS National Champion-
ship), my daughters and I will be cheer-
ingfor my Florida Gators, our orange
and blue hearts bursting with pride
and gratitude."

Tell your Gator story
Visit http://insidethegatornation.
com/ to browse hundreds of video and
written stories or to upload your
own video or written story. The site
also contains university news, campus
photos and more.
Upcoming opportunities to tell
your Gator story at the mobile record-
ing studio include the following:
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 the gymnastics meet at 7 p.m.
Feb. 27 at the McKethan
Stadium prior to the baseball game at
6:30 p.m.

Daily news is online
InsideUF news is available 24-
hours a day, seven days a week, by
clicking on the blue "InsideUF" on
the UF homepage, www.ufl.edu.



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Classifieds

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2009


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Incl. Utilities, Cable & Internet
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3/2 Beautiful Spacious Home for Rent! Walk
to campus, huge yard! Available Fall 2009.
Professional/Graduate students preferred.
Call Michelle (561)289-4759 2-6-09-15-1

-:: 2 Blocks To UF ::-
Room in 4br condo incl utils, internet, cable
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09-68-1

**LAMANCHA CONDOS**
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cable tv, & high speed internet. $350/mo
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2-13-20-1

2-Story Townhouse for Fall
Rent an entire 4BR or use Free Roommate
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month* All-Inclusive Rent Fully-furnished
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4-22-60-1

3BR/3BA avail Jan 08 in 4BR/4BA Country-
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3 mi. Bball, pool, exercise room, nicely furn.
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- Furnished. lbr/lba, Windsor Park. 2 mi to
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tv, internet, gym, pool, washer/dryer, walk in
closet. Basketball, .soccer & tennis courts.
305-408-4330 or c2000_1@msn.com 2-3-
09-8-1

1/1 in a fully furnished 2/2 1/2. Casablanca
west condos. All inclusive. Female, non-
smoker only. Available now. Close to 4 bus
lines. $525/month. Call 352-256-2259. 2-6-
10-1

4BR/4BA condo University Terrace. Spacious
kitchen & living area, newly remodeled.
Convenient to UF & shopping. Close to
bus stop. Rent: $450/mo OR QUICK SELL:
$150k. Call 941-232-1960 2-23-09-20-1

2/1, 10 min fr UF, fenced yd
appliances and some furn incl;
$700/month. Small pets OK.
Call (386) 496-8138 or
(352) 316-4024 2-3-09-5-1

$465-4/4 University Terrace condo; includes
cable, internet, and utilities. On routes 12
and 35. Immediate occupancy. 352.514.3398
2-12-10-1

ROOM FOR RENT $500/MO
All utils, cable & internet incl. Bedroom set
& vase included. Near SFC, Oaks Mall & UF
786-325-7941 or after 8pm 352-332-9305
2-13-09-10-1

Woods Edge South Condo
2 years new
2 Bdrm. 2 1/2 B. Townhome
Perfect for students or family
Call 954-341-4797 for info. 2-6-09-5-1


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

LUXURY 2/2 ACROSS FROM UF!
Under 600/person! W/D
Pets welcome! Free Parking!
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*LYONS SPECIAL* TH LAURELS T
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of Gairnesville


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


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4-22-72-2


Apartments off SW 20th Ave. Close to shop-
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range $445 to $665. Includes water, sewer,
garbage and pest control. Sorry no pets al-
lowed. Call 335-7066 Mon-Fri. 4-22-08-
72-2


1 & 2 BRs Now & August!
* Quiet, Convenient, Affordable
* 1 BR $560 ** 2 BR $639
* Walk/Bike to UF/Shands
* Pets OK 372-7555
4-22-08-72-2


Deluxe, Large 3, 4, 5, 6, 7BR apt/house, 60
second walk to UF. Remodeled, Old House
charm. Central AC, washer/dryer included.
Wood floors. With Parking. By Private Owner.
538-2181 Iv message 4-22-08-72-2


1 Tour & You're Sure!
Leasing for Now & Fall
1, 2, 3 & 4 brs, 2br Townhomes
W/D, dishwasher, tennis/bball courts
We love pets! Ask about specials!
pinetreegardens.com*376-4002
4-22-72-2


Deluxe, large one ortwo bedroom, 60 second
walk to UF. Wood firs, washer dryer included,
fireplace, patio deck. Can furnish. Short term
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2181. Lv msg 4-22-08-72-2


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** ELLIE'S HOUSES **
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352-215-4990 12-11-171-2


STUDIOS and 1/1s
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COBBLESTONE
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(352)377-2801
4-22-72-2



2/3/4 BR's for Fall From $335/per person
W/D avail, pet griendly, inc water & sewer
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HUGE floorplans, pool, fitness
www.bivenscove.com 352-376-2507
4-22-08-72-2



Beautiful 1,2 & 3 Beds
FREE Cable w/HBO & Internet
LOW Rates starting at $699
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Three Pools! Three Bus Routes!
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weights! Sand Volleyball!
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1/1-$779 2/2-$930 3/3-$1115
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2330 SW Williston Rd.
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4-22-72-2

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1's from $539 2's from $375/person
Close to UF, Shands, Butler Plaza
Pet Friendly 376-1248
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4-22-08-72-2

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

Great Pet Place!
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4-22-08-72-2

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4-22-72-2


4-22-7 We love pets: 372-8100 MUSEUM WALK
4-22-72-2
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Boardwalk 4-22-72-2


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4-22-08-72-2



ALL THE SPACE YOU NEED!
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4-22-72-2



***PARKING***
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Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-538-
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YOUR MOM...
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4-22-72-2


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4-22-08-72-2


LAKEWOOD VILLAS
Large 1, 2 & 3 bdrm Floor Plans;
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4-22-08-72-2


*SPYGLASS *
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701 SW 62nd Blvd 888-267-5078
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4-22-08-72-2

ACROSS FROM UF!
No Move-in Fees! Pets loved.
Studios $549, includes electric!
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Where in the world is Hidden Lake?
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2/2'sare$490 person, I ncludesCable&Internet
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4-22-08-72-2

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Pets loved! WID avail
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4-22-08-72-2


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4-22-08-72-2


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

***4BR/2BA HISTORIC HOUSE***
10 blocks to UF. Near downtown. High ceil-
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352-214-9270 4-22-08-72-2

9*WOODLAND 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

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 2-3-08-
50-2

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

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

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

1 Tour & You're Sure!
Leasing for Now & Fall
1, 2, 3 & 4 brs, 2br Townhomes
W/D, dishwasher, tennis/bball courts
We love pets! Ask about specials!
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.ForRentNearUF.com
Photos & Virtual Tours for 100 apts near UF
Studios $625+ 1BR $689+ 2BR $839+
3BR $650/br+ 4BR $479/br 352-376-6223
4-22-72-2


**2/1 House w/ Big Yard**
4 Blocks to UF, HW Floors
Pet Friendly $1200/mo
352-375-8256
4-22-76-2

BRAND NEW FOR AUG 09
CAMPUS VIEW PLACE
2BR/2BA OR 3BR/3BA
Luxury Suites near Shands,
Norman Hall, UF Sorority Row
1240 SW 9th Road
Please visit us at the model
1185 SW9th Road 1-5pm
Union Properties 352-373-7578
www.campusviewplace.com 4-22-75-2

LEASING FOR AUG 09
Quality Student Housing
Near UF, Norman & Shands
1,2,3,4 & 5 BR Properties
List Avail Jan 20th!!
Please call or email us to
Receive a list before they
Are all gone!!!
Union Properties 352-373-7578
info@rentgainesville.com
www.rentgainesville.com 4-22-75-2


CAMPUS VIEW SOUTH
Now Leasing 2BR/2BA
Luxury Dual Suites
1185 SW9th RD $1000/mo
Close to UF, Norman Hall
& Sorority Row.
Union Properties 352-373-7578
www.rentgainesville.com 4-22-75-2

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

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

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

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

$995/MO 3BR/2BA
NEAR 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

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


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

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


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. 2-4-09-
20-2


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 2-12-09-25-2

2BR/2.5BA Twnhouse condo near UF. 2
Master BRs w/ own BA, Ideal for 2 to share.
Wired for inet + sec sys, W/D hk-up, appli-
ances, comm pool, 1st& secdep req. $1000/
mo 954-805-7827 dennismiller@tycoint.com
2-4-09-20-2

01BR/1BAw/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
2-27-09-36-2

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

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.
2-6-09-19-2

*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

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.
2-6-09-17-2

AVAILABLE AUGUST 1
4BR/2BA, nice modern house on large pri-
vate lot. Fireplace, washer/dry provided.
$1425/mo. 2606 NW34th St. Pets ok. Deck,
lots of trees. Call 339-2342 2-6-09-17-2

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

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


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


AVAILABLE AUGUST 1.
Studio with separate kitchen, fireplace,
washer/dryer provided, wd floors. 1 blk from
campus, attached to house with separate en-
trance. 106 SW 12th St. $525/mo 339-2342
2-6-09-12-2


*Huge 1 BR Loft w/Skylight*
3 Blocks to Mid-Town/Univ Ave*Walk to UF
Cathedral Ceilings*Only $799 at Arbor Lofts
www.ForRentNearUF.com 352-376-6223
4-22-59-2

BRAND NEW Cricket Club
Phase II, 2BR/2BA Condo
gated,pool,fitness center,W/D
$1100/mo,call mario 352-219-4426
or jmacmaster@e-techservices.com 2-4-
10-2

2BR WALK TO CLASS!
As low as $380/person!
Pets welcome, wood floor avail
Pool, Open late and weekends
371-0769 CollegeParkUF.com
4-22-09-59-2

WALK TO SANTA FE COLLEGE
2BR/2BA $750/mo til 7/31/09
3108 NW79th Court 1 car garage
Union Properties 352-373-7578
www.rentgainesville.com 4-22-59-2

LARGE HOME NEAR UF
Nice home w/many upgrades
Ready now! 1789 SF Garage
Union Properties 352-373-7578
www.rentgainesville.com 4-22-59-2

HISTORIC HOMES
1-3BR apts + 2 houses 923 SE 4th St, 18
NE 10th St. High ceilings, porch, wood floors.
$500-$1100/mo. No dogs. 1st, last, sec. Call
378-3704, sallygville@aol.com 2-19-20-2

QUIET, CLEAN, LOTS OF GREEEN SPACE.
2BR/1 BA house. $650/mo.
Call 352-378-9220 or mobile 213-3901 2-5-
09-10-2

4/2 HOME PLUS STUDY
corner lot, H/D 2385 sq ft for $1800 + $1800
deposit. 3608 NW 22nd PI. Call 352-214-
1956 2-19-09-20-2

Summit House 1BR/1BA Available Now
$605 per mouth $250 security Walk to VA or
Shands Call 352-672-1482 3-6-09-30-2


**Across From UF **

$1150/mo Special!
2br/2ba Limited Time Offer for Fall
Luxury Apts w/ Internet & Parking Incl.
www.LookingGlassApartments.com
111 NW 16th St. -- Call 376-1111
4-22-09-59-2

One month FREE!
1 & 2 BR single-story villas starting from
$529
Move in costs starting at $139
Close to Oaks Mall and Archer Road.
Pine Rush Villas 375-1519 4-22-09-
59-2

One month FREE!
1 & 2 BR flats starting from $599
Move in costs starting at $139
Two blocks south of Archer Rd. & 34th St
Homestead Apts. 376-0828 4-22-09-59-2

One month FREE! $189 Moves you in!
HUGE 2 & 3 BR single story villas
starting from $759
Close to Oaks Mall & Newberry Rd.
Ashton Square Villas 333-1120 4-22-09-
59-2

3BR/1BA apts. 1 BIk to UF August 1st.
Renovated historic building. 1227 SW 4th
Ave. Wood firs, cent H/AC, parking, some
utils pd. $1475/mo. Call 352-514-5060 cell.
2-9-10-2

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
2-6-09-8-2

LARGE 2BR DUPLEX NEAR UF. Fenced
backyard, lots of privacy, W/D, screened
porch & extra large utility room. Only $500
deposit & $725/mo. Call 352-372-3131.
Location: 1710 SW 38th Terr. 4-22-09-
58-2







12, ALLIGATOREl TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 3,2009


UNREAL LOCATION ON UNIVERSITY
AVE/LAW SCHOOL
2360 W University Ave
4 bed/ 2 bth, w/d, Large Yard, Fireplace.
Walking distance to UF, 1 block from law
school. Call Bill at 615-400-5178
$1000.00 a month through July. $1400.00
Starting Aug 1. 2-10-09-10-2

***HOUSE 4BR/2BA***
Avail 8/1. Lovely remodeled. W/D. Bike to UF.
No pets. Details at 3532 NW 7th Ave. $1400/
month. 373-1558 or 246-8645 2-4-09-5-2

FIRSTMONTH FREE OR $300 CASH! $650/
mo, 1/1, quiet friendly complex,2 miles from
reitz union.Grad student, moved up north, I
need to rent my place! lreiden@hotmail.com,
973-534-3788 for more details. 2-6-09-7-2

Huge 5/3 MH on 5ac 12 min to UF, w/d, no
pet fee. $1600 mth. 352-213-3943 2-17-
14-2

Spacious POOL home in Keystone Heights
3BR 2Bath, 35 min from G.ville, quiet cul du
sac, lots of extras, PET FRIENDLY
Call Trevor Water Realty 352-473-7777
2-4-5-2

$445-4/4 University Terrace condo; includes
cable, internet, and utilities. On routes 12
and 35. Immediate occupancy. 352.514.3398
2-12-10-2

1 BR/1 BA Next to UF Campus
W/D incl in unit. Small pet ok. Pool/exercise
room. $800/mo 352-378-5801 x 5 2-12-09-
5-2

HURRY HORSE PROPERTY!
Cabin, 20 acres, 7 mi south of Newberry.
Paddocks, riding trails. $575/mo + $100 per
horse, u-feed. Dogs welcome 330-329-8834
writer777@att.net 2-5-09-5-2

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 $695/mo 379-4952
2-13-09-10-2

1BR/1 BA apt. Large screened in porch, W/D
hook-ups, pets ok. Rent $525/mo; sec dep
$525. 3300 SW 23rd St. Apt. #2. Call 352-
371-3473 2-13-09-10-2

2BR/1.5BA Townhouse. Fenced in courtyard,
W/D hook-ups. Newly remodeled kitchen.
Monthly rent $700. Pets ok. Sec dep $700.
3935 & 4007 SW 26th Terr. Call 352-371-
3473 2-13-09-10-2

Downtown Luxury & Cash Back 4 Fall!
Sign now for studios, 1/1, 2/2, 3/3s! Perfect
Location-Great Price-No Move-in Fees
W/D*Wood Floors*Bring Your Pets!
Great parking-walk to bars-bike to UF
Reserve now! 338-0002
4-22-09-53-2

1 & 2 BRS Avail NOW! NO MOVE-IN FEES!
1/1 750 SQ FT $699
2/2-1007 sq ft for $799 or $899 for brand new
& w/d. Water & Sewer Included!
Call Today! 352-376-2507 4-22-58-2

*CAMPUS EDGE CONDO*
2/2 Waltk to UF, Shands & VA. Tile floor, W/D
in unit, avail fall. Reasonable rate 239-250-
6149 239-992-2449 2-20-09-14-2

Why Pay More?
Great Apartments at a Great Price!
1/1 From $689; 2/2 From $759;
3/2 From $899 CALL: (352) 377-7401
www.theboardwalkapt.com 4-22-09-56-2

We have REAL 1/1s for Feb '09!
3 blocks to UF GATORNEST
300 NW 18 St-Large, 575 sq ft only $585!
Bike to UF CENTERPOINT
1220 NW 12 St-530 sq ft big, only $475!
No Application Fee, Most Pets OK. For info
call E.F.N. Properties, (352) 371-3636 or
email Rentals@EFNProperties.com
2-20-09-14-2

*Live on UF Lake*
Huge 2/2 with Den 3/2
Fully Remodeled $1275/mo
352-375-8256
4-22-53-2


*Live on UF Lake*
Large Estate, 5 bedrms
Dock & Pool, $2500/mo
352-870-9453
4-22-53-2





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Last spring semester

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April 22rd.


CALL TODAY!!!
or
PLACE YOUR AD AT
WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG
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

First month's rent FREE!
Fully furnished premium apt. at Gateway at
Glades. $455/mo., all utilities included.
jbreland@ufl.edu 2-11-15-3

1 BR/BTH 1/2 mile from UF. Near Oaks Mall
& other attractions. On bus 20 & 21 route.
$549 a mth. Pet-friendly. Call Vicki at 865-
363-7044. 2-9-09-7-3

$400/MONTH SUBLEASE THRU AUGUST
Apt less than a mile from campus & down-
town. Amenities include W/D, dishwasher,
oven w/ stovetop, & refrigerator For more
info call 863-370-9602 or 863-581-4928.
2-4-09-5-3

Subleasing a 1/1 in a 2/2 at Cabana Beach.
Available NOW-July 31st. First month FREE.
$614/month includes: Utilities, Gym, Pool,
Furnished, W/D, Large plasma TV, Balcony,
Vaulted ceilings, near Buses. $200 deposit
moves you in today, first month FREE! Call
954-682-9738. 2-6-5-3

Subleasing a 1 bedroom/lbath in a 4/4,
february is paid for on me. Nice apartment,
furnished and great amneties $550 a month,
everything included: furnisher, utilities, locat-
ed on Archer Rd and 23 terrace,contact me
at (954)865-6539 or gazouzoul8@hotmail.
com; don't miss out! 2-4-09-3-3

ONE BLOCK ACROSS FROM UF/LIBRARY
WEST!
$410/month for 1BR/1BA in 2/2 at Looking
Glass Apts. Great location, price great-
ly reduced! Can lease through August.
561.261.2249 2-6-5-3


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
2-10-25-4

2 BRsAVAIL FOR FEMALES ONLY
in 4/2.5 townhouse. $450/mo/room. All in-
cluded: internet, cable, electric, etc. 754-
204-1624 2-13-09-27-4

2 Female roommates NS/ND to share a new
4/2 house in a quiet neighborhood 3 mi. W
of 1-75. w/ cable, internet & security alarm.
$475/mo. util. incl. Call 352 331 8794 2-20-
30-4

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

Share 2/2 MH Furn rm $200 N/R dep. $400/
mo; $100/wk incl util. 2wk adv. laun/cook svc
avail N/S, N/A, N/D. Discount for handyman.
Car a+ 30 day notice 2 vacate. Nr bus/shops
Sm caged pet ok 331-0762 2-9-10-4

::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-
09-62-4

Master bed w/private bath in 4BR/3BA house
off NW 16th Ave. DW, W/D, Cox cable w/
networked inernet, new carpet & ceiling fans.
No cats or dogs. $425/mo incl utils. 328-
4995 2-5-10-4

TWO FEMALE ROOMMATES needed for a
nice 4/2 house to live with two other gradu-
ate professional women. ONLY $350 & $375.
Includes util and swimming pool. Great loca-
tion, quiet neighborhood. Call Mr. Kristoff
352-332-5030 2-10-09-10-4

1/2 OFF 1st MONTH Rent if in by March!
Seeking 2 roommates-1.5 miles to UF
easy ride2 SFCC off-NW 16th-HUGE house,
PoolTable,65"TV Large rooms!sayNo2apts
$495/MONTH per room 561-756-5368 2-3-
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 2-4-5-4

1BR/1BA avail march 1st in 2Br/2BA for re-
sponsible mature individual. $425-$450/mo
+ utils. Barandywine on Archer Rd. yttek@
yttek@hotmail.com or 305-332-6566 2-6-
6-09-6-4

ENJOY A ROMANTIC OLD HOUSE
Near library downtown. $285-$375/rm + utils.
Short term. No pets. No smoking. 378-1304
2-6-5-4


Roommate Matching HERE
Oxford Manor 377-2777
The Landings 336-3838
The Laurels 335-4455
Greenwich Green 372-8100
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.

*1br w/pvt entrance available in 2BR condo
Central air and heat. 2 pools in complex.
Walking distance to UF. Rent 375/mo
*1BR hdwd firs, pvt ba avail in beautiful NW
house close to UF $395/mo 352-316-3930.
2-13-09-30-4


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

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


HUGE 4bd/3.5ba NW home in Walnut Creek
off 39th Ave! Great location to UF or SantaFe!
Tons of upgrades, huge porch off 2nd story,
2 car garage & more. $229,900! Please call
Dana Fults @352.318.0686! 2-18-15-5

2BR/2BA Unfurnished for $600. 7200 SW 8th
Ave- Unit B#8 Woodside Villas off of Tower
road. 1YR Leases. Call: Joanne at 808-779-
0714 2-9-09-5-2


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/mat-
tress. New, in box. $160 332-9899

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.
$130 352-377-9846. 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


BED QUEEN $120 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 $100 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


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

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

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


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

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







COmPUTERS
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





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

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


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


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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 cheap oil changes!! 336-1271
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HOOPS, from page 16


situations he can and cannot put himself
into."
The UF offense sputtered without
Calathes, and by the time he re-entered the
lineup, Tennessee had already solidified
a lead that would prove too much for the
Gators to overcome.
"Every team has got a guy like that,"
Donovan said. "I don't know if they were
in shock, but there's no question that tak-
ing him off the floor definitely changed our
team."
If UF hopes to cement a place in this
year's NCAA Tournament, the Gators will
have to find a way to run their offense, at
times without Calathes.
"That's the first time all season that
we've had to play without him without
the ball in his hands," forward Chandler
Parsons said.
Parsons is the man who might be able to
fill the scoring gap.
Since missing the free throw that led
to UF's loss in its last meeting with South
Carolina, the sophomore has scored in
double figures in four straight games and
is averaging 17 points per game.
"I'll never forget about that the rest of


my life," Parsons said. "I definitely want to
play those guys again."
CALATHES HAS SAID NO TO GREEK PRO
CLUBS: Calathes revealed Monday that
he received professional offers when he
traveled to Greece this summer to try out
for the Greek Olympic team.
Calathes said the offers were from small
clubs and added that he didn't take them
too seriously.
"I told them it was a situation where
coach Donovan knew I would be back
here. They all knew," Calathes said. "I love
Florida, and I want to play here and for
coach Donovan."
While Calathes hopes to one day pursue
a career in the NBA, he said he welcomes
the opportunity to play overseas.
"At the end of my four years, there are
always options," Calathes said. "It's great
to have options, but right now I'm just
thinking about right now."
When asked if he intended to stay at UF
for all four years of his eligibility, Calathes
backed off his initial statement.
"End of four years, or whenever it
ends," Calathes said. "It's not on my mind
right now. (I am) just trying to win a cham-
pionship at Florida, trying to compete for
an SEC championship."


PHIL, from page 16


UF's potential. He might be right, but the
sophomore had 7 points against Tennessee
after going for 18 versus Georgia.
Others have mentioned Erving Walker
as the key. Or Chandler Parsons. Or Walter
Hodge.
All of this has led me to only one line
of thinking since UF's embarrassing loss in
Knoxville.
Maybe this team doesn't have a tipping
point.
The Gators don't seem one "moment"
away from being great.
Maybe the pieces just can't mix for some
reason. There seems to be a good amount
of talent, but it's just not working.
There are many times when it seems
there is only one thing keeping UF together
- Nick Calathes.
The sophomore guard continues to
show why he is one of the premier players
in the nation, despite the fact that he plays
on a not-so-great team right now. He holds
two of the three triple-doubles in school
history after last week, and we all saw how
out-of-sync the Gators were when Calathes


went down with foul trouble early in the
Tennessee game.
He still managed to be the game's lead-
ing scorer.
Calathes alone might be the difference
between this 18-4 team being 14-8. The
sophomore ranks eighth in the nation in as-
sists (6.5 per game) and comes in at 71st in
scoring (18 points per game).
While that ranking seems low, con-
sider that of the top 15 scorers, only three
reside on teams ranked in this week's AP
poll (Blake Griffin, No. 2 Oklahoma; Tyler
Hansbrough, No. 3 North Carolina; James
Harden, No. 24 Arizona State).
But to really give you a good crystal-ball
prediction for the UF men's hoops team, I
turn to another, more-famous Phil, who
just so happened to come out of his hill on
Monday.
I'mtalking about good ol' Punxsutawney
Phil, of course.
And locals say Phil is never wrong
(cough, cough ... just like this Phil, right?).
In his 124th year of forecasting the
weather, the groundhog saw his shadow
and predicted six more weeks of winter.
I guess the Gators won't be getting that
spring awakening any time soon.










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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2009


ALLIGATOR
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SEC East lead


at stake vs. S.C.

By MIKE DiFERDINANDO
Alligator Staff Writer
mdiferdinando@alligator.org
When South Carolina's Zam Fredrick beat the buzzer
to top UF 70-69 on Jan. 21, he delivered the Gamecocks'
biggest win to date.
But even he couldn't have predicted the jump-start his
layup gave to the South Carolina program.
Since their win against the Gators, the Gamecocks (16-4,
5-2 Southeastern Conference) have reeled off four straight
victories, including a thrilling 78-77 win against Kentucky
on Saturday.
South Carolina now joins UF and Kentucky in a three-
way tie for first place in the SEC East.
"(Calathes) has to understand what situa-
tions he can and cannot put himself into."
Billy Donovan
UF men's basketball coach

The Gators (18-4, 5-2 SEC) will get a chance to try to
pull away from the Gamecocks tonight when they take the
floor at 9 in the O'Connell Center.
"Going to (Kentucky) and winning, beating us at home
in a close game, right now they have every right to be a
confident team," UF coach Billy Donovan said.
UF comes into the game off a disappointing 79-63 loss
at Tennessee on Saturday that cut the Gators down just as
they had started to build momentum in the conference.
"We responded well after the South Carolina game
against Vandy," Donovan said. "I thought we responded
well playing against Georgia. The big thing now is, can we
come back? How we respond tomorrow will be very im-
portant."
When point guard Nick Calathes picked up two fouls
in the first three minutes against the Volunteers, Donovan
chose to sit the sophomore for most of the first half.
"I told him when he got his first (foul) that he needed
to be careful," Donovan said. "He has to understand what
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3. North Carolina
4. Duke
5. Louisville
6. Pittsburgh


20-1
21-1
19-2
19-2
17-3
19-2


F5 POL QUSIO


Today's question: Will the UF men's basketball
team get revenge on South Carolina tonight?

Previous question: Who was more important
to the Gators offense: Percy Harvin or Tim
Tebow? (see right for results)


Percent (Votes)
Tebow 82% (206)
Harvin 18% (46)
252 TOTAL VOTES


Gators' fate

hard to guess
T he UF men's basketball team's
recent loss to Tennessee got me
thinking of an old saying:
"Fool me once, shame on you; fool
me twice, shame on me."
I'd edit the second half to say "fool
me many times, shame on me."
Because that's exactly what keeps
happening with
people (includ-
ing myself) who
try to explain this
men's basket-
ball team here in
Gainesville.
Phil Kegler It's safe to say
Phil on the Hill many people -
pkegler@alligator.org writers and fans
alike approach
the team as a guessing game.
It seems the Gators have the pieces
to be a decent team, but no one knows
what will be the catalyst for them to put
it together.
Some thought a heart-breaking road
loss to South Carolina would do it. I'll
stop shy of pounding my chest too
much, but as I predicted, comparisons
to the football team's loss to Mississippi
were misguided.
I took a shot at guessing the X-factor
in my column on Kenny Kadji on Jan. 20.
I swung and missed there as the fresh-
man big man scored 18 points combined
in the following four games.
My fellow columnist Brian Steele
pegged Alex Tyus as the key to unlocking
SEE PHIL, PAGE 15




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