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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2009


Local homeless population up 71 percent


* CENSUS TAKEN JAN. 27 AND 28.

By HUNTER SIZEMORE
Alligator Writer

The number of homeless people in
Alachua County rose from 952 to 1,631, a
71-percent increase, since January of 2007,


according to the Alachua County Coalition
for the Homeless and Hungry.
The data, which were collected during
a 24-hour period on January 27 and 28 in-
cluded results from a survey and informa-
tion from schools, shelters, jails and other
Alachua County institutions.
"The amount of time that people spend


on the street is getting longer, especially
for families," said Jon DeCarmine, director
of the coalition. "And the longer you're on
the streets, the harder it is to get back off
of them."
The number of homeless school chil-
dren also rose, from 279 in 2007 to 546 in
2009, a 96-percent increase. These children


often represent hidden homeless par-
ents who are likely not housed but are dif-
ficult to count.
"Homeless children are kind of like the
canary in the coal mine," DeCarmine said.
"When we see the number of homeless
children go up we can virtually guarantee
SEE CENSUS, PAGE 11


STUDENT GOVERNMENT

Parties announce candidates for executive tickets


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UF political science and economics junior Kori Benton, left, fills out paperwork to slate for a Student
Senate seat with the Unite Party for the election on the second floor of the Reitz Union Tuesday.


By CHELSEA KEENAN
Alligator Writer

Tuesday marked the end of
Student Government Senate inter-
views and the newest announce-
ment of candidates for an exectu-
tive ticket. Following three days of
interviews, parties had to submit
their selected applicants for the
50 available Senate seats by mid-
night.
During the three days of inter-
viewing, more than 400 students
participated.
More than 700 students inter-
viewed to join a party ticket last
semester.
But Supervisor of Elections Dan
Siegel said he was not disappoint-
ed by the lower turnout.
"I saw quality over quantity,"
he said.
About 221 students registered
with the Unite Party, about 89
registered with the Orange and
Blue Party and about 65 registered
with the Progress Party, according
figures reported throughout the


week.
About 229 students showed up
the last day to interview for the
chance to campaign for an open
Senate seat.
Four parties were present on
Tuesday: Keg, Orange and Blue,
Unite and Progress.
"I think this is the year.
Students know it's time for
change, and I'm ready to go
and get it."
Stacey Gray
Vice presidential candidate

The Gator Party, Swamp Party
and LAN Party chose to not par-
ticipate.
About halfway through the
eight final hours of interviews, the
Orange and Blue Party's presiden-
tial candidate, Mark McShera, took
a break to announce his completed
executive ticket.
McShera will be running along-

SEE SLATING, PAGE 12


Tariff allows GRU to buy solar energy from customers


By KATIE EMMETS
Alligator Writer
Kemmets@alligator.org

TALLAHASSEE After years of plan-
ning, the U.S. will finally be on the map
when it comes to renewable energy, and
Gainesville is the city that will put it
there.
The Florida Alliance for Renewable


Energy held a conference in Tallahassee
Wednesday to discuss renewable energy
plans for Florida, of which Gainesville is
the leader.
Feed-in tariffs, a renewable energy pol-
icy that offers payments to electricity de-
velopers for the electricity they produce,
were the common thread throughout the
conference that had about 220 attendees.
The tariffs will allow Gainesville


Regional Utilities to buy 100 percent of
the solar energy produced by houses and
businesses.
Gainesville will be the
State first city in the United States
News to have a feed-in tariff.
Thursday will be the sec-
ond reading of the feed-in tariff bill at the
Gainesville City Commission.
If it is passed on Thursday, it will be-


come law.
"We expect it to hit the streets by March
1," said John Crider, a GRU utilities ana-
lyst.
Crider said it is more of a policy change
than a new law.
"We've always paid people for their
solar energy," he said. "But we were only
able to buy what energy that had left over
SEE FORUM, PAGE 12


U UF at Shands is
seeing an increas-
ing number of
women interested
in egg donation,
possibly as a way to
make extra money.
See story, Page 11.


Man gets 15 years in molestation case
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) A man who pleaded no contest
to charges he molested a 12-year-old in the back of an ice
cream truck in Sarasota has been sentenced to 15 years in
prison.
Galen L. Yoder, 39, was sentenced Monday and will
have to register as a sex offender once he is released.
The girl told police that Yoder drove the truck to a se-
cluded part of Sarasota and molested her.
Prosecutors dropped three other charges and Yoder
pleaded guilty to one remaining charge as part of the plea
agreement.


* The UF men's
basketball team
had six players
score in double
figures in Tuesday
night's win
against South
Carolina including
Alex Tyus (left)
and Erving Walker.
See Story, Page 23


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WHAT'S HAPPENING
Go Green Alternatives presents
Green Drinks
Today, 5 to 7 p.m.
The New Deal Caf6
3445 W. University Ave.
Gainesville Green Drinks will
provide a meeting place for
those interested in or involved
with environmental issues to
learn about one another's pro-
grams and how they might
work together. Come share
news about your green project
or something you'd like to see
here in the greater Gainesville
area. The meeting is open to
anyone interested in environ-
mental issues.

Business Study Abroad Info
Session
Thursday, Feb. 5, 3 p.m.
Stuzin Hall, Room 200
There will be an informa-
tion session highlighting the
WarringtonCollege 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.
Online: http://www.cba.ufl.
edu/sb/intlprograms/uf/.

RUB Entertainment Presents:
Zack and Miri Make A Porno
Reitz Union Cinema
Today, 8 and 10:30 p.m.
Thursday, 8 and 10:30 p.m.
Lifelong platonic friends Zack
and Miri look to solve their
respective cash-flow problems
by making an adult film to-
gether.

Bob Marley Celebration
Friday, 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 during Gator
Nights for free birthday cake,
trivia, Bob Marley-themed ka-
raoke, reggae music and more.

Gainesville Holistic Health Fair
Saturday, Feb. 7, 10 a.m. to
5 p.m., United Church of
Gainesville
1624 N.W. Fifth Ave.
Local practitioners and ven-
dors specializing in holistic
medicine, health care and nu-
trition will be available to dem-
onstrate self-care techniques
and healthy food preparation.
There will be art, music, dance
and children's activities. A $5
donation at the door is request-
ed, but no one will be turned
away for lack of funds. Funds
raised will benefit local ser-
vice organizations, including
the Home Van, which assists
homeless people. For details,
go to www.NatureFinder.net.

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Love triangle may end in firing


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By MORGAN COLLINS
Alligator Writer

* THE ROAD WORK WILL COST ABOUT $493,000.

The Florida Department of Transportation has temporar-
ily shut down an Interstate 75 rest area for road repairs.
The rest area is on 1-75 southbound at Paynes
Local Prairie, south of State Route 121 at exit 121, a
News news release stated.
The current exit ramp needs repairs to help
motorists exit the interstate properly.
Part of the highway's shoulder near the exit may be closed
occasionally during construction, the release stated.
The exit will reopen after March 6.
Until it reopens, travelers can use the two nearest rest ar-
eas. One stop is south of Ocala, 37 miles south of Gainesville.
The other is south of Lake City, 30 miles north of Paynes
Prairie, the release stated.
The road work will cost about $493,000.


By THOMAS STEWART
Alligator Staff Writer
tstewart@a ligator.org

Three UF faculty members are
involved in an alleged love trian-
gle that could end in a restraining
order and a simple battery charge
against one of them, according to
documents filed with the county.
Their names are not being
printed because no charges have
been filed by the State Attorney's
office and a judge has not yet
ruled on the merits of a petition
for a restraining order.
According to the petition, in
December, a UF clinical assistant
professor walked in on the man
she was dating, a UF associate
professor, while he was having
sex with another woman, who is
a lecturer at UF.
The assistant professor con-
fronted the man and he became
angry and violent, grabbing her
in a bear hug and pushing her


against the wall, according to
court records.
"He was very threatening, very
intimidating, and blamed me for
causing all these problems," the
woman alleged in the petition.
"He was very threaten-
ing, very intimidating, and
blamed me for causing all
these problems."
UF clinical assistant professor
quoted in petition


The two had been dating for
about two years and he had given
her a "promise ring" the day be-
fore, indicating his intention to fi-
nalize his divorce and marry her,
she said.
According to the petition, the
associate professor is married, but
separated from his wife in 2006.
A sworn complaint was also
filed with the Gainesville Police


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Department in January, alleging
simple battery. The complaint is
being investigated by the State
Attorney's Office and no decision
on whether charges will be filed
has been made yet, said State
Attorney's Office spokesman
Spencer Mann.
UF spokeswoman Janine Sikes
said UF is aware of the dispute,
and if the associate professor is
charged and convicted, UF could
decide to levy a punishment rang-
ing from a reprimand to termina-
tion.
The associate professor's law-
yer said his client is innocent.
"Allegations can be eas-
ily made. Proving something is
a whole lot different. I have no
doubt that the truth will come out
in court," he said.
While a temporary restraining
order was issued in December, a
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UPD to patrol for lawbreaking motorcycles, scooters


By KATIE EMMETS
Alligator Writer
Kemmets@alligator.org

The Universityof FloridaPolice Department
will pull over lawbreaking motorcycle and
scooter riders on campus today to talk to them
about motorcycle and scooter rules.
From 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., officers will


patrol campus to educate motorcycle and
scooter riders about helmet and eye protection
laws.
Florida state law requires motorcycle riders
under the age of 21 to wear a helmet with a
shield, according to the UPD release.
Riders over 21 are only required to wear
some type of eye wear, like glasses.


If the rider is not wearing a helmet and
his or her license plate says they are under 21
years old, the license plate alone
On does not give the officers reason
Campus enough to pull them over, said
GPD Lt. Stacy Ettel.
Ettel said the officers have to wait un-
til there is another reason for the rider to be


pulled over, like speeding on campus.
Although a scooter is defined as having an
engine smaller than 50cc, Florida law treats it
like a motorcycle when it's going over 30 mph
on flat land, Ettel said.
He said there are a lot more rules the rider
has to abide by because motorcycles have a
different set of rules from scooters.


Senate passes bill that gives 'green'

* NEW LIGHTING WILL SAVE
ABOUT $44,000 PER YEAR.

By CHELSEA KEENAN
Alligator Writer

The Reitz Union will soon
undergo a makeover to become
greener and more energy efficient,
after Tuesday night's Senate meet-
ing.
After about 30 minutes of de-
bate, senators passed a bill giving
the Reitz Union $35,000, which
will be used to replace its current
fluorescent bulbs and light fixtures
with newer, more energy-efficient
lighting.
Chairman for the Reitz Union
Board of Managers and UF stu-
dent Josh Krivisky stopped by and
encouraged senators to pass the
bill.
"It would decrease the energy
and utility costs," he said, add-
ing the board would be able to
pay back the money in nine to 14 Saral
months. Student Sen. Shire Patel discusses his qualifications for filling the budget allocation seat
"(The bill) had been in the ment and Agenda Committee, a position he won by majority vote, at the Senate meetin
works for some time, but it had aging infrastructure, which has in- Kan, who presented the bill, said However, son
been put off because of more press- cluded broken pipes and a broken renovations would take about two Blue Party mem
ing maintenance issues," Krivisky air chiller. months, and the new lights would with the bill, whi
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Orange and Blue Sen. Sam
Miorelli, who represents students
living in District D, said the gallery
may need special lighting in order
for the art to be viewed properly.
"This is no trivial matter,"
Miorelli said.
After some debate, an amend-
ment was added, saying the art
gallery's director must be con-
sulted before any renovations are
made.
After the amendment was add-
ed, the bill passed unanimously.
Senators also voted on two
candidates to fill a vacant seat on
Senate's Replacement and Agenda
committee, which sets the agenda
for the weekly meetings and in-
terviews candidates for unfilled
Senate seats.
The seat became vacant after
Gator Party Sen. Cecil Duffie was
suspended due to too many Senate
absences.
/ Alligator Staff Gator Party Sen. Shire Patel and
he Replace- Orange and Blue Party Sen. Stacey
esday. Gray both vied for the open seat,
each having a turn to state their
)range and qualifications and answer ques-
took issue tions from the senators.
id not sepa- After a vote of 46 to 21, Patel
hting in the was appointed to the seat.


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Monday, February 9
Look for the bloodmobiles at the
Hub, Turlington, Broward Dining
locations, or visit one of our donor
centers.
We have partnered with Kentucky
Blood Centers in Louisville for this
blood donation competition between
Florida and
Kentucky fans.
All donors receive a special 'Orange
& Blue Slam' T-shirt. Donors must
be at least 16 years old, weigh 110
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Editorial


In Hot Water

Phelps shouldn't be

prosecuted for pot
For Michael Phelps, one rip of the ROOR could end up
costing him 30 days of freedom.
According to a report from ESPN.com, the Richland
County Sheriff's Office is currently conducting an investiga-
tion regarding the highly publicized photo of the Olympic
champion smoking weed out of a bong.
If charged, Phelps faces up to $700 in fines, not to mention
a month in the slammer.
While the Editorial Board made clear our stance on
Phelps' decision to engage in such behavior, we believe it
would be ludicrous for the athlete to face a criminal trial in
South Carolina.
Normally such an announcement would appear to be a
publicity stunt by law enforcement, but Richland County
Sheriff Leon Lott has a reputation for taking a strong stance
against drugs.
Lott isn't exactly some doughnut-downing rent-a-cop -
rather, he has extensive experience cracking down on drug
dealers. Working undercover with federal agents A la "Miami
Vice," Lott went as far as to drive around in a Porsche com-
plete with snazzy suits and long hair.
The Editorial Board encourages Lott to take a hint from
Columbia police who said they will consider the incident
a nonissue so long as no new information surfaces. We can
empathize with Lott's fear of appearing "soft" while in the
public eye, but unfairly bringing down Phelps' star probably
isn't the answer.
If a picture of a random Gamecocks student smoking pot
in November surfaced today, do you think Lott would care?
Then again, perhaps Speedo should fast-track plans to de-
sign Phelps' latest swimsuit with pinstripes.


Fashion Police


H ere's a tip from
Robbery 101: wear-
ing "crazy pajama
bottoms" can hardly be de-
scribed as inconspicuous
criminal attire.
A suspect in a spree of
stickups in northern Alachua
County on Tuesday, a
Fairbanks man was undeni-
ably guilty of committing a
fashion faux pas.
After the individual held
up a La Crosse convenience
store on Tuesday morning,
witnesses described him as
wearing a peculiar pair of
pants with a camouflage pat-
tern.
Unfortunately for this
bandit, local law enforce-
ment tracked down his vehi-
cle leading to a chase that
included gun fire from the
officers. After losing control
of his Geo Tracker, the sus-
pect flipped his vehicle and
was pronounced dead at the
scene.


While taking money from
our moms' purses may be
the biggest crime committed
by the Editorial Board, we
have a hunch wearing mem-
orable clothing to a robbery
is like asking for a one-way
ticket to prison.
We can't help but wonder
why he didn't take more time
in picking out his clothes
Tuesday morning.
The thought of death
must've crossed his mind as
he scoured his wardrobe for
the perfect pair of pants.
Granted, if he's a crook,
it's safe to assume his clos-
est isn't exactly The Rail at
Nordstrom.
But if there is a chance the
Editorial Board might not
make it through the day, we
sure as hell are going to rock
our Sunday's best not
some rags from a consign-
ment shop.
Rest in peace, "crazy pa-
jama bottoms" man.


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Column

Shoe-throwing: The next fad in violence
L ong live democracy. In a size 10." throwing is not just for your dis-
So proclaimed a comment left on an online gruntled journalists anymore.
news article about a fad that seems to be slowly For al-Zaidi, going down in


catching on across the globe.
We live in an ever-changing world one where geese
hurl themselves towards airplanes and shoes are chucked
at the heads of dignitaries.
Less than two months ago, an Iraqi broadcast journal-
ist named Muntader al-Zaidi catapulted to fame for this
shocking act, launching both of his shoes at then-President
Bush during a press conference. On Monday, a nameless
protester threw his shoe at Chinese Premier Wen Jiabo
as he gave a speech on the global economy at Cambridge
University.
What can be done to stop these rogue shoes from leap-
ing at the craniums of our heads of state?
Shall we ban them from political talks and force them to
wait outside? Is there going to be a need for a loafer and ox-
ford shoe-check at speeches throughout the world now?
Maybe Kryptonite should go from making U-locks for
bicycles to patenting a SHU-lock that will secure footwear
to the ankles of its wearer while in the presence of digni-
taries. Pumps and wingtips can't go very far when they're
attached to bodies.
The Cambridge protester's aim was not nearly as ac-
curate as al-Zaidi's. Perhaps he can practice for his next
shoe-to-skull encounter by playing the online game Sock
and Awe, where players can virtually hone their "Bush-
shoeing" skills.
To throw a shoe at someone in the Arab world is to in-
sult to the highest degree. To do so in England probably
means you left your knife on your bedside table. Either
way, with the Cambridge incident being the second such
incident in as many months, it seems that the art of shoe-


Naudia Jawad
letters@alligator.org


history as "the guy who threw
a shoe at the president's head"
put him in jail for up to 15 years,
but it also left him a hero to
some. Not only was he given a
job offer from a Lebanese tele-


vision channel, he has also re-
ceived more marriage propos-
als than he can shake a shoehorn at. A Saudi businessman
even went so far as to offer $10 million to buy the shoes,
but they were destroyed by Iraqi and American security
agents.
A sofa-sized bronze statue replicating one of the de-
stroyed shoes was erected outside an Iraqi orphanage, but
was later taken down. This brogue effigy was apparently
going against the law of using government property for a
political statement. Yet again, a shoe transcends the rulings
of the land.
He is not the only one banking on the event, though.
The maker of his shoes has seen orders soar over the past
few months. This looks like a possible stimulus for the
shoe manufacturing industry. It seems that now is a good
time to be in that industry, what with people flinging their
footwear away left and right.
What's next for this fad, you may ask? I predict more
shoe-related violence drive-by shoe-ings, grand theft
sneaker and socketeering, to name a few.
And perhaps now we will see Maxwell Smart's shoe
phone in a whole new light.
Naudia Jawad is journalism graduate student. Her col-
umn appears on Wednesdays.


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


Reader response
Today's question: Should Michael Tuesday's question: Would you
Phelps face jail time for smoking pot? get it on with vegetables?

Vote or post a message at www.alligator.org


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64% NO
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Letters to the Editor
Nothing wrong with Phelps smoking pot
The thought of unjustly demeaning an
American hero disgusts me.
Dare I say that Tuesday's editorial
"Bongwater" attempted to do just that to
14-time Olympic gold medalist Michael
Phelps.
Luckily, it will take a lot more than
puffing the magic dragon to take down
this legend who won a historic eight gold
medals in last year's Beijing Olympics. As
far as I'm concerned, this makes Phelps
even more of a badass.
As a symbol of our generation, Phelps
has, consciously or not, taken a stand
against the antiquated laws of America's
past. But marijuana's absurd illegality
is not the issue here. What is at stake is
the reputation of an American hero. To
say that Phelps' image "will be forever
marred" is a quantum leap to say the least.
Fortunately, the American public is smart
enough to know that hitting on some grass
won't cook your ass.
Marijuana is not dangerous and has
never killed anyone, unlike so many legal
drugs out there like prescriptions, tobacco
or alcohol. Just because something is ille-
gal does not mean it is wrong.
Given his swimming record, I think
Phelps is more than strong enough to re-
cover from this debacle concocted by the
media.
Brooks Heatherly
4JM

Phelps' drug use mostly harmless
While reading the editorial about
Michael Phelps on Tuesday, I was sur-
prised to see such a negative reaction.
The last line, "the...imageof Phelps... will
forever be marred by his immature desire
to have the best of both worlds," changed
my surprise to outrage. Comparing a
bong rip to a DUI is irresponsible at best
and definitely misleading. One of these
things intentionally endangers multiple
lives and property; the other is an act that
only affects one person and, statistically,
has never caused immediate harm. No
connection exists between smoking mari-
juana and taking performance-enhancing
supplements in order to obtain an unfair
edge over competition at the world's high-
est level.
I am disappointed in Phelps for how
he handled the situation. He should have
stood up for his beliefs and used his con-
siderable influence to try to make a posi-
tive change in this country.
This was an opportunity for the best


athlete on the planet to stand up, admit to
using marijuana and be the living proof
that pot is less destructive than drinking
alcohol or smoking legal tobacco prod-
ucts.
If Michael Phelps can smoke and ac-
complish what he has, what reasons re-
main for keeping marijuana illegal?
Ryan Broderick
4BA



Columnist misses point of '25' lists
I was disappointed that Michelle Hipps
decided to utilize her column in Tuesday's
edition of the Alligator to chide an entire
category of Facebook users who partici-
pated in creating a "25 things about me"
list, claiming that the act is egotistical and
selfish.
Her rationalization is that those people
are craving attention and ways to make
themselves appear more interesting. She
asserts that the "45 minutes" each person
spent writing his or her list could have
been put to better use by such things as
volunteering or writing letters thanking
our firefighters. However, I have to won-
der how much time and effort she spent
on writing that very uninspiring not to
mention insulting column. Two, three
hours? Maybe more?
To be fair, I'm sure she was giving out
blankets to the homeless while typing with
her other hand.
The "25 things about me" lists are
meant to be entertainment, and I think she
missed that point entirely. I learned some
new things about my friends that probably
wouldn't have come up in typical conver-
sations. I reminisced with old coworkers
about some of the silly habits they listed.
My friends weren't being conceited; they
were being real.
Maybe Michelle should try writing
her own list and see how it fares out in
Facebook land. Or perhaps she just doesn't
have 25 interesting things to say about
herself.
Either way, she shouldn't fault the rest
of us for taking part in a lighthearted and
harmless survey between friends.


Facebook lists not self-abso
You know what? Michel
right. Creating a 25-point list
and jokes about oneself is to


sorbed and selfish! As she said, instead of
writing your little list, you could have vol-
unteered at the St. Francis House.
I don't know about y'all, but every
time I simply log in to Facebook I think,
"Taylor, you are such an ass-hat; why
aren't you building a house for Habitat for
Humanity?" I personally wouldn't do one
of these lists because I am too amazing to
limit myself to just 25 things, but really,
just glancing at some of them I see things
like "I stabbed my mom in the head with a
fork when I was 2" or "I have some of the
most amazing friends." If that's not self-
absorbed, then I don't know what is.
I have a lot more to say, but I am off to
the soup kitchen to feed the homeless.
Taylor Moore
4LS

Facebook listers not just time-wasters
Michelle Hipps, perhaps you should
stop taking yourself so seriously and re-
alize that Facebook is a form of entertain-
ment.
The "25 things about me" lists are a
little silly, but where is the real harm in it?
I made a 25 list because I wanted to, not
because I feel a desperate need for atten-
tion or because I think my life should be
commented on by the masses.
Nobody obligates you to respond to
the lists, and Facebook probably has a set-
ting that allows you to remove the notes
from your alerts. The assumption that
everybody who made a list is some self-
absorbed, vapid waste of space is fairly
extreme.
For the record, I volunteer every Friday
from 4 to 7:30 a.m. making breakfast for
labor-pool workers on the east side of
Gainesville. It's one of the parts of my
week that I enjoy most because I come into
contact with people vastly different from
myself.
There's even a Facebook group for it.
Gabrielle Falconeiri
4JM



Greeks deserve respect in Senate
I am getting quite tired of the Orange


Allison Myers and Blue Party's claims that because they
UF alumna aren't affiliated with a Greek organization,
they are inherently more qualified for SG.
rbed The Greek community is a group of
le Hipps is driven and organized individuals; they
)f little quips are the driving force behind Gator Growl
tally self-ab- and Dance Marathon, two events that the
entire university can take pride in. Those


Greeks involved in SG, regardless of party
affiliation, are the best and the brightest
when it comes to doing work for UF as a
whole.
The Orange and Blue Party lost half of
its members to the Progress Party because
Orange and Blue cannot handle being in
a position to help the student body. All
Orange and Blue understands is minority-
party tactics and political moves, defama-
tion of character and self-righteous whin-
ing.
During election time, look at who is ex-
plaining their platform and who is setting
the stage for yet another tedious and par-
tisan semester in Student Senate. Senators
are elected to help the students. Every sen-
ator is intelligent and qualified.
Wasting time looking sideways at each
other in the Senate chambers hinders you
from looking forward for UF.
Alex Andrade
2JM



Krames sells transgender clause short
Despite commission candidate Robert
Krames' attempts to attack our current city
commissioner, Jeanna Mastrodicasa is not
"out of touch."
She votes with interests of representing
students and has stood up against bigotry
in Gainesville.
Krames mislabeled her vote on the gen-
der identity and expression addition to
Gainesville's anti-discrimination clause as
a "bathroom ordinance."
This ordinance bans discrimination
based on gender expression, the same kind
of protection originally afforded to women
and blacks in the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Banning discrimination means no busi-
ness or public service can deny you ser-
vice based on how you express your gen-
der. Could you imagine if you were fired
because you came in dressed too "femme"
or "butch"? Neither could I. The ordinance
is a common-sense reform that merely en-
sures equal treatment.
Gender identity and expression is al-
ready protected in 23 states, 80 cities and
230 major corporations. In fact, a majority
of UF students voted to add this protection
to the SG constitution in 2007.
While Mastrodicasa stands up to fear-
mongering, Krames is stuck to the same
old politics, the tired rhetoric and the mis-
leading arguments.
Adam Amir
3LS


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STUDENT LIFE

Gator Motorsports to unleash 'baby' at races in May


By CAROLYN TILLO
Alligator Contributing Writer

The Gator Motorsports fam-
ily is preparing for a road trip to
Michigan, where its "baby" will
take its first competitive steps.
The baby's carbon fiber and fi-
berglass body will accelerate from
zero to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds a
feat that should give the team an
edge in the upcoming competition.
UF's student organization Gator
Motorsports is in the process of pre-
paring its student-built, single-seat,
open-wheel race car for events at the
Michigan International Speedway
from May 13 16.
After finishing in the top 10 for


the past three years, the team hopes
to finish in the top five with this
year's car, said Michael Braddock,
the faculty adviser for the organiza-
tion.
But before the car can hit the
speedway, the team still has some
adjustments to make.
When the driver brakes quick-
ly, for instance, the car shakes and
shimmies from side to side, said
Lane Gniewek, a senior mechani-
cal engineering major and a team
leader.
Team captain and UF mechani-
cal engineering senior Pedro Rivero
said after team members make all
the necessary tweaks, they will tune
the engine and choose the fastest


"It's definitely a nail-biter
just watching the judges
look at your car and ques-
tion every aspect of it."
Lane Gniewek
UF Senior

drivers for the competition.
Rivero said the team will take
about two months to prepare the
chosen drivers, who will compete in
events such as the skid-pad where
the car completes a figure eight, an
acceleration run, an autocross event
where the car makes a timed lap
around the course and a 22-kilome-


ter endurance event.
UF junior Lori Harrington, presi-
dent of Gator Motorsports, said the
endurance portion of the competi-
tion is the most stressful, given its
high point value.
"I hold my breath the entire
time," she said.
Gniewek said each car must also
pass a technical inspection, and
each team has to describe how its
car could be marketed and sold.
"It's definitely a nail-biter just
watching the judges look at your
car and question every aspect of it,"
Gniewek said.
But students gain more from the
experience than merely the thrill of
competing.


Braddock said working on the
car gives students an experience
similar to an internship but one that
works well with their schedules,
Braddock said.
It also offers lessons in commit-
ment and integrity because if team
members do not meet deadlines it
sets the whole team back, Braddock
said.
Harrington, who is also presi-
dent of the Society of Automotive
Engineers, said time management
is the hardest part of the prepara-
tions.
"It's like a family, and we're
all putting in an effort toward one
thing," Harrington said.


UF researchers develop possible cure for herpes virus


* THE TREATMENT HAS NOT BEEN
TESTED ON HUMANS YET.

By JESSALYN BERGER
Alligator Contributing Writer

The version of the herpes virus that can
result in cold sores and blindness might have
a cure, thanks to UF researchers who have
been seeking a healing method since 2000.
UF researchers have developed a special
enzyme that blocks the herpes virus from
replicating.
The HSV-1 strand of herpes is the leading
cause of infectious blindness in the United
States, according to David Bloom, a virolo-
gist at the UF College of Medicine and the
research team's leader.


"The data is very encouraging so far,"
Bloom said. "It has worked better than I had
imagined."
The designed RNA enzymes, called ham-
merhead ribozymes, cleave off strains of the
herpes virus to prevent replication, accord-
ing to UF's research report published in the
Journal of Virology at www.jvi.asm.org in
August. The enzyme disables a gene that
releases a protein to start replication of the
herpes virus, causing it to spread and cause
eye infections, scarring as well as genital and
cold sores.
Genital herpes has not been treated yet by
the findings, Bloom said. Current treatments
keep the virus in check but cannot fully de-
stroy it, said Arthur Lewin, a molecular ge-
neticist on the research team.
The new medication hasn't been tested on


people, Lewin said, adding the team hopes to
run clinical trials on adults in at least a year.
Currently, mice and rabbits are used for
testing. Lewin said the team hopes to turn
the findings into a cure via a topical cream
applied weekly to prevent outbreaks.
He said future research
UF is in the works to see if the
Research findings will cure genital
herpes.
Despite competing with
researchers working on the same issue,
Lewin said coming in first is less important
than finding a cure.
"It is not just about the research but about
training scientists," he said.
UF's team has founded the sole existing
solution to eradicate HSV-1.
Lewin said the team's budget was smaller


than normal, only amounting to hundreds of
thousands of dollars over the years. The re-
search team, which also includes an ophthal-
mologist and a doctor of obstetrics and gyne-
cology, gets its funding from the University
of Florida Office of Translational Research
along with The Burroughs Welcome Fund
and Research to Prevent Blindness.
Bloom said the widely applicable nature
of the research drew enough funding.
"They saw it has potential for commercial
use," he said.
If the project gets approved to start clinical
testing on humans, he said, the budget will
move to the millions. The team has already
had people step forward with grant money
as well as to volunteer for the trial.
"People are anxious for something bet-
ter," Bloom said.


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STATE

Survey: Fla. voters favor cigarette tax

By HUNTER SIZEMORE
Alligator Writer

Less secondhand smoke and smaller deficits
might go hand- in-hand for Florida voters.
Seventy percent say they would support a $1 flat-
tax increase on the price of cigarettes, according to a
survey performed by War Room Logistics, a research
company based in Gainesville.
The company interviewed 712 registered Florida
: voters over the phone about this and other issues in
late January.
An increase would be the first since 1990, when
the tax was raised to 33.9 cents. The average cigarette
tax amount in the U.S. is 99 cents per pack, according
to the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy.
State Rep. Jim Walden proposed the increase in
November as a way to fight the state's budget defi-
cit.
"Smoking is one of those things that's so bad I
don't mind that people would have to pay a premi-
um," said David Digiacomo, a student at UF.
Digiacomo doesn't smoke and suffers from re-
spiratory infections after being around cigarettes, he
said.
Naxim Uddin, owner of Gator's Tobacco, isn't
worried about how the increase would affect his
business.
"The government might increase the tax. What
can you do, you know?" he said.
Because the tax is on the customer, it wouldn't af-
fect him directly.
The tax, if passed, might lower cigarette sales.
But Naxim has a niche, he said.
Imported cigarettes make up a large part of
Naxim's business. Several brands he offers, such as
Fortuna from Spain, Dunhill from England and Mild
Seven from Japan, are available in Gainesville only in
his shop, he said.
Bill Blackburn, who was out smoking on a bench
Sarah Hsu/ Alligator Staff in Bo Diddley Community Plaza on Tuesday after-
Bill Blackburn smokes a cigarette at the Bo Diddley Community Plaza on noon, doesn't like the idea of an increase.
Tuesday afternoon. A proposed bill may raise cigarette taxes by $1. "I guess if it happens, I'll be smoking less," he
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Alligator Contributing Writer

Changes are in the works for the
Reitz Union to keep the facility up-to-
date and stay in line with the needs of
faculty and students.
After revamping the first-floor lob-
by and creating an expanded lounge
area in August 2007, the Reitz Union
is planning renovations of the Rion
Ballroom and Arredondo Room and
the addition of Pollo Tropical in the
food court.
Construction on the Arredondo
Room, which offers a hot entree buf-
fet, began in October and is expected
to be done by the end of February.
Construction on Pollo Tropical,
which will replace Italian restaurant
Capeesh, is expected to begin in April
and end in July.
Renovations on the Rion Ballroom
are expected to begin in early March
and finish in late July or early August.
Eddie Daniels, executive
On director of the J. Wayne
Campus Reitz Union, said the
ballroom is outdated
and needs a new look to
stay current with the times.
"We are trying to provide an at-
tractive atmosphere and comfortable
atmosphere that meets the expec-
tations of our students and help to
promote a more rich campus life,"
Daniels said.
In addition to those projects, the
Reitz Union will refresh Home Zone,
which offers home-style food, in its
design. Also, the vacant retail spaces
on the ground floor will be occupied.
Daniels said they are trying to
bring in a convenience and food store
to fill the spots that were once filled
by STA Travel and Lange Eye Care.
STA Travel was removed from the
Reitz Union in 2008 due to a new na-
tional business model, and UF ended
its contract with Lange Eye Care in
2007.
Jill Rodriguez, Gator Dining
Services Marketing Manager, said
Gator Dining is conducting focus
groups with students and staff to de-
termine what food stores they are in-
terested in.
Another prospective change on
the ground floor would be to re-
place Freshens with Jamba Juice.
Negotiations are still being worked
out on the project, but the transforma-
tion will hopefully be under way by
fall 2009, Daniels said.
He said there will be minimal
changes, if any, to the prices of food.
"We are trying to provide an edu-
cational environment and satisfy the
needs of students," Daniels said. "We
are constantly looking at trends and
conducting surveys to get informa-
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UF student announcer gets to perform 'dream job'


By MATT TRIPP
Alligator Contributing Writer

One UF student's dream came
true Tuesday night after he an-
nounced the UF-South Carolina
basketball game live on ESPNU.
UF telecommunications se-
nior John Hornbuckle, from Vero
Beach, was chosen to sit along-
side regular play-by-play com-
mentator Rob Stone and fellow
college student Cory Burkharth,
a University of South Carolina
broadcast major.
This will be Hornbuckle's first
attempt at colorful commentary
for a major UF game. He was se-
lected based on his prior work for
Campus Connection.
"It's not going to be regular
stats and breakdowns. We're go-
ing to be talking about college life
and what it means to be at UF,"
said Hornbuckle, 22.
Burkharth will be doing the
same, but from South Carolina's
perspective.
Before the game, Hornbuckle
shared his secret for calming the
nerves.
"I mean, I get nervous, but I
take a deep breath and zone ev-
erything out," he said, adding that
as a Gator fan he is well-prepped
for the job ahead.
Hornbuckle said he has fol-


lowed the team's progress closely
and already knows everything
about the players and their stats
After discovering he was se-
lected for the spot after the break,
Hornbuckle said he immediately
called his family to tell them to
watch.
He described commentating
for the game as the biggest oppor-
tunity of his college career.
"It's pretty big. There could be
thousands of people watching,"
Hornbuckle said.
Of all the classes Hornbuckle
has taken at UF's College of
Journalism and Communications,
none of them pre-
Student pared him for com-
Smentary of a major
game, he said.
"There are no classes that teach
play-by-play commentary, so you
have to rely on prior work experi-
ence," Hornbuckle said.
"This is a big resume builder.
Any time you can say you've been
on ESPN, it's a huge confidence
boost," he said.
Hornbuckle has also done
play-by-play commentary for the
Gator softball team since last sea-
son, among other things.
But doing basketball or football
commentary would be his "dream
job."
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buckle was an honorary commentator during the Gators' 97-93 win against South Carolina.
on the court, Hornbuckle said the perience in a big way. "People want to be part of
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to play, adding the commentator's commentators to interpret the self part of the show for them, he
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UF officials named to federal food safety committee


By KATHRYN STOLARZ
Alligator Contributing Writer

Three UF officials are serving on a
12-person federal committee charged
with assessing the U.S. Food and Drug
Administration's role in ensuring food
safety.
"The fact that there are three commit-
tee members from UF is really just a coin-
cidence," Gui Liu, the committee's senior
program assistant, wrote in an e-mail.


"But three is the greatest number of offi-
cials from one institution."
The federal food safety committee
met for the first time last Thursday in
Washington.
It plans to submit a two-year report
examining the gaps in the FDA's mea-
sures for farm-to-table food safety and
public health protection, according to The
National Academies' Web site.
The committee's first meeting coincided
with the nationwide salmonella scare and


resulting peanut butter recall, Liu said.
Although current issues will certainly
be addressed, the committee is not focus-
"The fact that there are three com-
mittee members from UF is really
just a coincidence.
Gui Liu
Senior program assistant

ing on any specific food safety recalls.
Douglas Archer, associate dean for re-


search at UF's food science and human
nutrition department, was chosen along
with UF's Emerging Pathogens Institute
Director J. Glenn Morris Jr. and Martha
Roberts, special assistant to the dean for
research at UF's Institute of Food and
Agricultural Sciences.
Archer, who has been involved with the
FDA for about 20 years, said in an e-mail
that he and his fellow UF committee mem-
bers have extensive past experience with
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By CHELSEA KEENAN
Alligator Writer

As wallets tighten due to economic woes, hos-
pitals around the country have been receiving
more than just donations of blood and organs.
Hospitals have seen a rising number of wom-
en interested in donating their eggs in return for
cash, and this trend has spread to Shands at UF.
Jean Melby, a registered nurse at the hospital,
said she has seen more of an interest in egg dona-
tions over the past year.
However, she doesn't know if the increase is
caused by people looking to make extra money
in the faltering economy or if it is simply from an
increase in the general public's awareness of the
program.
Local Dr. Robert Williams, director
News
Sof the Obstetrics and Gynecology
department at Shands at UF, said
donors must go through a long process before re-
ceiving the $2,000 compensation for their eggs.
"It involves three months' worth of medical
care, injections and an outpatient procedure,"
Williams said.
Egg donors must be between the ages of 21 to
30 and have a clean bill of health.
There is also a psychological assessment,
where donors are screened by a psychologist to
ensure they are donating for the right reasons
and won't have any regrets 10 years down the
road, said Williams.
Melby agreed.
"(Egg donation) is a wonderful gift," she said.
"While some financial compensation is nice, it
shouldn't be the most important reason. A sense
of altruism should be the driving force. "
Although the number of egg donors has risen
over the past year, Williams said there are still
more couples waiting for a donation than the
number of available donated eggs.
Melby said only about 10 percent of women
who consider donating actually make it through
to the end of the process.
"People don't just do it for the money,"
Williams said. "You can make money easier."


Fish go belly-up due to cold, depth


By REBECCA WEISS
Alligator Contributing Writer

Dead fish floated belly-up on the
surface of the Reitz Union's pond last
Wednesday.
The culprit? Freezing temperatures
combined with the shallowness of the
water.
Thisisthefirsttimeanythinglikethis
has happened, said Mike Mironack, di-
rector of operations at the Reitz Union.
"We're keeping an eye on it to see if it
was a one-time thing or not," he said.
"If not, we'll call someone with more
expertise to have it fixed."
Two types of fish were found float-
ing in the pond: grass carp and tilapia,
according to Marty Werts, landscap-
ing and groundskeeping superinten-
dent for UF's Grounds Department.
Both are non-native species.
Werts said the fish were probably
used to a warmer climate and unable
to survive the freezing, 20-degree

Census reveals

large increase

in homeless

children locally

CENSUS, from page 1


an increase in the overall number of
homeless."
While many housed people in
Gainesville are familiar with the home-
less who hang around downtown, these
people don't represent the diversity of
the homeless, DeCarmine said.
"Those people who present 100 per-
cent of the public perception make up
about 10 percent of the population," he
said.
DeCarmine, who has helped the
coalition bring over $8 million in state
and federal funds to the local homeless
assistance network since 2003, said he
feels this misperception makes home-
less advocacy more difficult.
"We tend to marginalize and push
the homeless to the furthest edges of
society and then question why they
can't get back in," he said.


nights Gainesville has been experi-
encing recently.
"Everybody I've talked to says that
it had to do with the low temperature
and depth of the pond," he said.
"We're keeping an eye on it
to. If not, we'll call someone
with more expertise to have it
fixed."
Mike Mironack
Director of operations at the Reitz
Union

He explained that the fish were
probably placed in the pond to eat
some of the aquatic weeds.
"The grass carp could've been put
in there a long time ago," he said. "The
tilapia are an invasive species a wa-
ter bird or an osprey can pick one up
out of another pond and drop it in."
Werts also confirmed that Aquatic


Weed Control had not sprayed any-
thing poisonous into the pond before
the fish died.
"During the growing season, they
will occasionally spray weeds," he
said. "But they didn't [this time.]"
Mironack said he speculated that
something detrimental could have
been thrown into the water. Since
anyone has access to the pond, a de-
structive item thrown in could be
very harmful to its environment and
creatures.
He said hopes that this will not oc-
cur again anytime soon.
The recently installed Veterans
Memorial Fountain in the center of
the pond will hopefully help prevent
another fish kill.
According to Mironack, the foun-
tain will improve the water quality of
the pond by introducing more oxygen
into the water. The increase in oxygen
will ultimately benefit the creatures
living in the pond, he said.


Meghan McMullen Alligator
Jon DeCarmine, director of the Alachua County Coalition for the Home-
less and Hungry, presents census results to a UF class Tuesday.


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TV switch date unset


By LINDSEY MARMORSTEIN
Alligator Contributing Writer

The switch to digital transmis-
sion is supposed to take place Feb.
17, but it may be pushed back to
June 12.
President Obama wants to give
people more time to prepare for the
switch from analog.
"We have no idea when we will
experience the digital transition,"
said city spokesman Bob Woods.
Viewers have three ways to pre-
pare for the switch. They can pur-
chase a newer TV with a built-in
digital tuner, purchase a converter
or become a Cox Communications


customer.
But students living in dorms will
not be affected by the switch to digi-
tal transmission because UF housing
is a Cox Communications customer,
said Sharon Blansett, assistant direc-
tor of housing for
National marketing, public re-
News lations and research.
Because digital
signals take up less space, the transi-
tion will provide better quality, reli-
ability and additional channels, said
Bradley Spatz, Cox Communications
vice president of engineering.
For more information about the
digital transition, visit http://www.
dtv.org.


Students apply to fill open senate


seats; executive candidates chosen


SLATING, from page 1


side Orange and Blue Sen. and vice-presi-
dential candidate Stacey Gray as well as for-
mer Gator Party Sen. Brandon White, who
announced he was leaving the Gator Party
at last week's Senate meeting.
McShera said the Orange and Blue Party
looked at four possible candidates before
choosing the two he thought to be the most
qualified.


"I'm at a place where I'm happy," White
said. "There is no reason you should have to
stick to one side."
All three can-
Student Government didates said they
Elections are looking for-
ward to the up-
coming election.
"I think this is the year," Gray said.
"Students know it's time for change, and
I'm ready to go and get it."


Gainesville residents first in U.S. to benefit from renewable energy policy


FORUM, from page 1


after using it to power their home or busi-
ness."
With the feed-in tariff, GRU will buy
all of the solar energy produced at $0.32
a kilowatt-hour and sell the energy back
to the private vendor for $0.12 a kilowatt-
hour.
This way, everyone with solar panels
will be paid to power their houses or busi-
nesses.
Crider said there are currently 60 hous-
es and businesses in Gainesville with so-
lar panels, but he expects that number to


drastically increase with the new feed-in
tariff.
"We have been getting calls every day
from people who are showing a lot of in-
terest in installing solar panels," he said.
In Europe, 20 out of 27 countries have
entered into feed-in tariffs that have all
been successful, said Adel El Gammal,
secretary-general of the European
Photovoltaic Industry Association.
Mayor Pegeen Hanrahan was invited
by the conference to be the keynote speak-
er on behalf of Gainesville's renewable en-
ergy success.
Gainesville, which has a population of
130,000, is one of the state's greenest cities,


Hanrahan said.
She said that Gainesville has done many
things to contribute to make the city more
environmentally sound
like planting more trees
and installing more effi-
cient street lights.
Hanrahan said that
Gainesville is a city with
underlying poverty and
disparity.
The feed-in tariff will
create more jobs for construction workers
and electricians, she said.
The city is also hoping to create a bio-
mass plant, Hanrahan said.


The plant will create energy by burn-
ing organic waste like tree thinning waste,
urban waste and parts of vegetables and
fruits that are not used for consumption,
Crider said. He said it is under negotiation
now and if it is built, it will not be finished
until 2013.
Mike Antheil, executive director of the
Florida Alliance for Renewable Energy,
said Florida's status as the Sunshine State
makes it the rightful leader of renewable
energy in the U.S.
"Our decision makers and policy mak-
ers need to take advantage of that to allow
Florida to create the roadway for the rest
of the nation," Antheil said.


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UF's beam troubles persist


By EUGENIO TORRENS
Alligator Writer

After UF's win against Kentucky on Friday,
Corey Hartung said one bad balance beam
performance was fine, but two referencing
the team's performance against the Wildcats -
was unacceptable.
The team hopes the third time's a charm
when it travels to Baton Rouge, La., to take
on LSU (6-2, 1-2 Southeastern Conference) on
Friday night.
UF (3-1, 2-1 SEC) showed improvement on
beam against Kentucky from its Jan. 23 loss to
Arkansas, scoring marginally higher.
Against the Razorbacks, the team scored a
47.9 on beam, its lowest beam score of the sea-
son. Against the Wildcats, the team raised the
score to a 48.125.
"It's all mental," UF coach Rhonda Faehn
said. "It comes down to the mental prepara-
tion. This team knows that they are a very
good beam team."
"It's all mental. It comes down to the
mental preparation. This team knows
that they are a very good beam
team."
Rhonda Faehn
UF gymnastics coach

In the first meet of the season, beam was
actually the team's best event. UF tallied an
event-high 49.25.
Beam woes since then have included occa-
sional falls and wobbles.
"It's just a matter of knowing that, 'Hey, if
someone does go out and make a mistake, it
should not affect anyone else.' You still have a
job to do," Faehn said.
Inconsistencies in the beam lineup have also
hindered the team.
Faehn said Tuesday the beam lineup should
be the same as it was for the Kentucky meet,
but with one more day of practice, that could


change. A different lineup would be the fifth
different beam lineup in as many meets.
Junior Amanda Castillo, who is nursing bur-
sitis in her ankle, has had a tough go at beam.
Faehn said she would keep exposing Castillo,
an All-American, to beam despite recent falls.
"Just to get her confidence back, (Amanda's)
going to do a different beam dismount," Faehn
said.
Even Hartung, the decorated senior, wasn't
immune to beam problems, falling during
her beam routine in Fayetteville, Ark. She re-
bounded against Kentucky with a 9.9.
"Hartung's beam was back to the level of
near perfection, which she's capable of," Faehn
said.
Because UF is the visiting team against LSU,
the order of events is different than at home
meets, and beam will be the anchoring event.
Against Arkansas, a 0.525-point lead head-
ing into beam vanished after the Gators suf-
fered three falls.
Faehn said the struggles on beam against
Kentucky led to a bit of lost momentum head-
ing into the floor exercise.
The different order of events may help since
the Gators will perform floor before beam.
Perhaps most importantly, the varying or-
der of events means the gymnasts get to open
on uneven bars, their strongest event. The team
ranks No. 1 in the country on bars.
"That should be able to help the confidence
level of our team," Faehn said.
She hopes to carry the momentum from
bars throughout the whole meet.
In the team's most recent win against
Kentucky, junior Melanie Sinclair scored a per-
fect 10 on bars.
Her 10 came in the middle of 9.9s posted by
junior Maranda Smith and Hartung.
Overall on bars, the team scored a 49.5, ty-
ing its Jan.16 performance for the highest-scor-
ing bar performance this season. No gymnast
scored lower than a 9.8 against Kentucky.
"Our bar lineup is perhaps one of the stron-
gest in the country," Faehn said.


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1,2, & 3 bdrms, W/D
Gated, Pet friendly,
Immediate Move-in Specials
(352)372-0400
4-22-72-2



iTt
PO LO S
Tof Gainesville

Three Pools! Three Bus Routes!
Two Jacuzzis! Business Center!
Billards Room! Fitness Center w/ Free
weights! Sand Volleyball!
Tennis Courts! Basketball Courts!
Close to UF, Shands, 1-75, & Shopping!
1, 2 & 3 Bedrooms for NOW& Fall!!!
GREAT SPECIALS!!!
1/1-$779 2/2-$930 3/3-$1115
Washer/Dryer in ALL UNITS!
2330 SW Williston Rd.
www.ThePolosUF.com 352-335-7656
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

Great Pet Place!
Waived Move-in Fees!
Free Cable w/HBO & Internet
W/D in Unit*Free Tanning!
Huge 1,2,3 Beds: 372-8100!
4-22-08-72-2

LOVE GOING OUT?
Luxury 3/3TH Perfectly Located Downtown!
1 month free for fall &
no move-in fees from $500/person!
W/D*Free Parking*Pets Welcome
Live where you play!! 338-0002
www.arlingtonsquare.org
4-22-72-2

MUSEUM WALK
Gainesville's Best Kept Secret
Leasing for Fall & NOW!
Luxury 2/2 THs and 3/3 Flats
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;
Rates start at $485
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

3 and 4 BRs STEPS TO UF
From $450/person
Pets loved! WID avail
Pool, Open late
CollegeParkUF.com 371-7777
4-22-08-72-2

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

GREAT ODIN'S RAVEN:
Our 4/4's are classy!!
SIGN TODAY and get $720 off your lease!!
Rates starting at $509!!
CALL: 352.271.3131
GainesvillePlace.com
4-22-72-2

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


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 2-10-09-
55-2

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


Gator Championship Special

Sign a lease and get up to $1,800 cash IM ST W I NT D
Visit our models and sign for Fall 09


Huge, luxury 1br-4brs with TVs in kitchen
Beach-entry pool*free tanning*pet friendly
*352.376.0696 www.EnclaveUF.com*
4-22-08-72-2

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

***4BR/2BA HISTORIC HOUSE***
10 blocks to UF. Near downtown. High 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

**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


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Wanted for:
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Call (352) 372-STOP


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



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



CAMPUS VIEW SOUTH
Now Leasing 2BR/2BA
Luxury Dual Suites
1185 SW 9th RD $1000/mo
Close to UF, Norman Hall
& Sorority Row.
Union Properties 352-373-7578
www.rentgainesville.com 4-22-75-2


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

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

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

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

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







WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 20090 ALLIGATOR, 17


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

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 & sec dep req. $1000/
mo 954-805-7827 dennismiller@tycoint.com
2-4-09-20-2

01 BR/1 BA w/lg STUDY Great Location*
Iblk 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


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*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 NW 34th 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
$595 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
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 NW 79th 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
S 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. Flex leasing
terms. 1072 sq ft. Vaulted ceiling, W/D, DW,
fans, pool, newer carpet/tile, bus rte, NS, no
pets. $750/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

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

FIRST MONTH 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! Ireiden@hotmail.com,
973-534-3788 for more details. 2-6-09-7-2


2-4- 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

1 BR/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


2 bdrm/1 bath, Sun Bay Apts. near UF cam-
pus, bus route, 2 pools, workout room, W/D
hookup, $685/mo. (negotiable). Contact for
more information: slw@hellokitty.com or
(352)870-0010. 2-10-09-5-2


2/1.5 Newly Renovated Townhouse. Avail
Now or Fall 09. Close to Shands, Park N
Ride 2, & Shopping. Incl W/D, A/C, Pvt Patio,
& Pool. $745/mth & $500 Dep. No Pets
PIs. 772-538-5792 or Itsao12@hotmail.com
2-10-09-5-2


2BR/1 BA SPACIOUS
7209 SW 45th PI, Gainesville. Cent H/AC,
W/D hk-up. $600/mo, $500 sec dep. No pets.
Call 386-462-0994 2-17-08-10-2


3BR/1 BA HOUSE
1 car garage. Biking distance to UF. $900/
mo. $700 sec dep. No pets. 825 NW 10th
Ave. 386-462-0994 2-17-09-10-2


AFFORDABLE, COZYAND PRIVATE!!!
2bdrmS/1bath apt and 2bdrmS/2baths/1Loft
home for rent. Near UF, SFCC, Shands,
Restaurants and Shopping. For more info,
please call 352-359-0711. 2-10-09-5-2


GOT LATE NIGHT MUNCHIES?
Tropical Smoothie Cafe
NOW OPEN 24 HOURS
Come study with us Free WiFi
3345 SW 34th Street 2-17-10-2


2BR/2.5BA CONDO
with furnished living room, dining room &
kitchen. $550/mo/person. utils included.
Great location near UF. Available immedi-
ately. Call 561-753-6972 2-10-09-5-2





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DON'T WAIT

TO PLACE

YOUR

SUBLEASE AD
Last spring semester
paper published on

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

Furnished 1/1 in 2/2 apt @ Lexington
Crossing. $557/mo. utilities included. FEB
FREE, NEGOTIABLE. Avail today through
Aug 7. For more info ywpark@ufl.edu or 352-
872-8329 2-6-3-3


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.

01br 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


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
2-10-10-4

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

2 female grad nonsmokers seek 3rd F non-
smoker for 3/3 @ new Enclave beg. Aug 1.
Clean, quiet, no pets. $510/mo, appliances,
pantry, carpet/tile, walk-in closet, 3 bus
routes. ebisibe@yahoo.com to SIGN ASAP
2-5-2-4


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


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


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

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

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







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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


HP PAVILLION 524C
For sale including keyboard, monitor &
speakers. $100/OBO. 352-332-2705 2-10-
5-7


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)
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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



0 1 Motorcycles, Mopeds)

00000* SCOOTERS 000000
RPM MOTORCYCLES INC
SALES, SERVICE, PARTS
Many Brands Available 518 SE 2nd St.
www.RPMmotorcycles.com 377-6974
4-22-08-72-11

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

***GatorMoto***
Largest Scooter Store in Town! Run by Gator
Grads! New scooters starting at$999. No legit
shop can beat these prices! lyr Warranties
included. 376-6275GatorMoto.com 4-22-08-
72-11

SCOOTER SERVICE
New Scooters 4 Less has LOW service rates!
Will service any make/model. Close to UF!
Pick-ups avail cheap 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,and Service.
633NW13thStreet 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


|Motorcycles, Mopeds


2008 Redstreak SuperSport 49cc Blue
Scooter:
approx. 750 miles, great condition, paid
$1800, asking for $1050 Please call 352-
672-0328 2-4-5-11

2008 Redstreak MetroRetro 49cc Scooter:
approx. 442 miles, great condition, white with
teal accents $900 Call 352-514-1116 2-4-
5-11

Autos

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

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

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

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


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


S2003 Saab 93, 60,000 miles fully loaded in
excellent condition! $10,000.
02002 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS, manual trans-
mission, $85,000 miles. $4,800. Call (352)
284-8478 or e-mail jessiesawka@gmail.com
2-18-20-12

$$ CASH TODAY! $$
For Your Unwanted Cars
Junk!! Trucks, RVs, & Wrecks!!!
TOP DOLLAR PAID!
386-234-0072 & 386-234-0075
2-27-09-24-12


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.



BEAN INSPIRATION!
Take a blind lady to Mass on Sundays and for
walks and shopping as needed. We'll have
lots of fun! And you will make a new friend!
Contact 219-6948 2-12-09-74-13


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


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


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


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


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

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


Busy doctor needs professional executive
assistant 20-30 hrs/week. Experience is an
absolute must. Ideal applicant able to an-
ticipate need. Compensation based on exp,
email CV to gm@ehsfamily.com 2-16-09-
22-14


*Two, three, and four-bedroom town homes

*Great fitness center with universal machine
treadmills, elliptical and recumbent bike

*Clubhouse with billiards and foosball

*Lighted basketball, racquetball
and tennis courts

*2 bus routes to UF (9 & 35)

*Great NTC communications packages avilable


Areyou tired ofworking moreforlessand less?
Break the cycle & get what you really want:
1-800-679-7042 Ex.2660 2-16-20-14


Web Designer/Programmer to maintain and
build web applications. Experienced with
PHP, ASP, MySQL, Dreamweaver, etc. hr@
alesys.com 2-5-09-11-14

Immediate opening for a
Professional Leasing Agent!
Part Time or Full Time
Experience Preferred, Great Pay!
Fax resume to 352-372-0708 4-22-59-14

NO JOBS AVAILABLE,
BUT WE OFFER CASH AND TRADE for
CDs and DVDs (and we sell them too).
HEAR AGAIN CDs & DVDs
818 W University Ave 32601 2-17-09-20-14

Paralegal/Legal Assistant; Legal office expe-
rience preferred. Energetic, High work ethic,
good people skills and attention to detail a
must! Full time, non-smoker. Fax resume
with cover letter to Law Office of Carl Carrillo
(352)371-7127. 2-11-09-14-14

Local Webpreneur sold portfolio of
companys, looking to do it again with a new
local team. Exciting Oppty --Contract to
perm pos. MUST know PHP, MYsql, CSS,
Flash, Web/Ad Creatives. Resume, portfolio
and rates to resume@gvilleholdings.com
2-5-09-10-14

400+ Counselors/Instructors Jobs!
3 Coed summer camps in PA.
Travel Paid, Top Salary.
Cool Nights & Warm Days!
1-800-488-4321, www.lohikan.com 4-22-
09-59-14

STUDENTPAYOUTS.COM
Paid survey takers needed. Gainesville.
100% FREE to join. Click on Surveys 4-22-
09-59-14

Homework Coach needed for bright disor-
ganized 9th grader. Daily Sun Thurs. (2
hours). Hours can be flexible. $9.00/hour
with .445/mile. Fax or email qualifications,
letter(s) of recommendation, and contact
info. to Judith Wishin email wishin@cox.net
Fax 846-1287. 2-4-09-7-14

Medical Office Assistant PT. Afternoons &
evenings, Mon-Fri, 4-6pm. Duties incl: medi-
cal billing, dictation & scheduling. Some pa-
tient interaction. Mail resume to TRC 6400
Newberr Rd, Ste 301, Gville 32605 2-9-10-
14

SELF-MOTIVATED start today and receive
$500-$3500 per week. Asolutely no selling.
800-242-0363 ext 8852; www.mygoldplan.
com/gmgreen (serious inquiries only) 2-4-
09-5-14

Toddler Teacher Needed. Imagine Learning
Center info@imaginelearningcenter.
com 371-5450. Taking applications from
reliable,creative individuals who enjoy work-
ing with children. 2-18-09-15-14

Models needed for photo and film shoots. 18
to 25, excellent shape (toned, defined, mus-
cular), attractive no experience necessary.
Great cash opportunity. Apply at www.asftal-
ent.com/alligator 2-6-6-14

ReplModel wanted to promote local
Motocross Track. Some local travel
involved, looking for outgoing,
personable, some computer skills,
dependable transportation. Salary
Negotiable. Email photo and resume to
Terri at admin@lcmg.info 2-12-09-10-14

Baby Photographer / Sales Rep
Our365 is currently seeking a sales and
customer service-oriented individual to
take photos of newborns at North Florida
Regional Medical Center. Part-time.
Must be 18. EOE. Apply online at
www.our365.com/opportunities.
2-4-09-4-14

NEED PIANO, GUITAR, VOICE, VIOLIN
TEACHERS Immediate openings for music
teachers to drive to clients' homes to teach.
Best pay of any studio in town. Refs, Exp.,
Music Degree/pending important. Email
through website: www.kaleymusic.com.
2-6-6-14







20, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2009


PT Help Needed imm. Student w/ excel-
lent organizational skills to organize library,
mags, Itrs, & Irge house. 5-10 hrs/wk, wknds,
hrs flexible. $8/hr. E-mail res and 2 Itrs of ref
to kinsbill2000@yahoo.com 2-4-09-3-14

FLORAL EXPRESSIONS FLORIST needs
Valentine's Week helpers with florist exper.
come join us Top $$.
Call E-Beth @ 375-1234. 2-6-09-5-14

DELIVERY DRIVERS with own vehicle for
Valentine's Day 13th/14th. TOP $$$
Call Brett 375-1234 @ Floral Expressions
Florist. 2-6-09-5-14


DANCERS NEEDED
For adult entertainment company. Make
$1000+/wk. Flex sched 378-3312 2-6-5-14


Survey Takers Needed:
Make $5-$25 per survey.
GetPaidToThink.com 2-27-20-14


FLOWER SHOP HELPERS
for Valentine's week. Apply 635 NW 13th St.
2-11-7-14


DELIVERY DRIVERS
Needed for flower shop for Valentine's week.
Must have own car. Apply 635 NW 13th St.
2-11-7-14

An awesome summer job.
If you're looking to spend this summer out-
doors, have fun while you work, and make
lifelong friends, then look no further. Camp
Mataponi, a residential camp in Maine, has
female/male summertime openings for Land
Sports, Waterfront (small crafts, skiing, life
guarding, WSI, boat drivers), Ropes Course,
Tennis, H.B. Riding, Arts & Crafts, Theater,
Cooking, Gymnastics, Dance, Videography,
Group Leaders & more. Top salaries plus
room/board & travel provided. Call us today
toll free at 1-561-748-3684 or apply online at
www.campmataponi.com. 3-19-09-28-14


Summer Jobs
S$2100
Co-ed camp
Room and Board included

Get Paid to Play!
The Florida Elks Youth Camp (FEYC) needs
male and female summer camp counselors
ages 18 and up. FEYC is an over-night camp
located off of Highway 450 in Umatilla, FL.
The camp runs June 8 July 25. Please
contact Krys Ragland at 1-800-523-1673
Ext. 251 or 352 455-4267 4-22-09-72-14.

Local established rock band seeks drummer
and bassist. Must be committed to practice
and shows. This is a serious band having a
lot of fun. We have a large practice room with
full kit and gear. For more info call 352-316-
1199. 2-6-3-14


PT tennis ct & gen maintenance/tennis shop
person at Haile Plantation CC. Early morn-
ing hrs req. Must have proven background
of reliability & punctuality. Tennis background
a+, enjoys customer relations. Bob 335-4105
2-10-09-5-14

DANCE INSTRUCTORS
FOR POLE DANCING LESSONS
Call French Addiction 352-373-6628 or stop
by 819 W. University Ave. 2-10-09-5-14

TROPICAL SMOOTHIE CAFE
Come Study with Us Free WiFi
NOW OPEN 24 HOURS
3345 SW 34th Street 379-9988
2-17-10-14


IMPORT AUTO REPAIR. BMW, Mercedes,
Porsche, Volvo, VW, Honda, Toyota, Nissan,
Mazda. Quality craftsmanship, reasonable
prices, near UF, AAA approved 378-7830
www.carrsmith.com 4-22-72-15

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

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

PERSONAL TRAINING 300
Personal and Group Training
Flexible Scheduling Exclusive Facility
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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2009 U ALLIGATOR, 21


Gators dial up long-distance record with 13 threes


By CHRISTOPHER YAZBEC
Alligator Writer
cyazbec@alligator.org

While the UF women's basket-
ball team was busy breaking the
school record for 3-pointers on
Sunday against Arkansas, none of
the players had any idea how the
final numbers would crunch.
All they knew was that the
threes kept falling, and until they
stopped, the team was not going
to let up.
"We were just feeling good
about ourselves," Sha Brooks said.
"I know earlier in the week, a lot
of us came in. We got a lot of shots
in. We just had one of those nights
where it just felt like we can't miss
from the 3-point line."
The No. 11 Gators (20-2, 6-1
Southeastern Conference) went
on to make 13 treys, which broke
the previous school mark of 11
and boosted their score to 94, their
highest output of the season.
Brooks, who tallied a season-
high four shots from long distance,
said she knew what her team was
capable of doing.
"On any night, any one of our
players can go off, even people
who come off the bench," Brooks
said. "It's tough to defend us
when we're playing our best."
For Arkansas, it was a night-
mare watching UF shoot just shy
of 62 percent from beyond the
arc.
Junior guard Susan Yenser,
who added two from long range,
saw what making shot after shot
did to the Razorbacks.
"When you're on defense and


somebody hits a three, it takes the
wind out of you," Yenser said.
"In Arkansas, even when they
hit a couple threes, we came back
down and answered their threes.
So when they're trying to make a
run and we answered with threes,
they fell off."
UF has been a solid, consistent
3-point shooting team all year.
The Gators are shooting 37.2
percent from long distance on the
season and in SEC play.
They are way ahead of pace
to break the school record of 179
threes in one season, needing just
27 more to match
That total, set last
year.
Not only that,
Women's but they're aver-
Basketball aging 6.9 treys per
game thanks to
shooters like Steffi
Sorensen, who has made a three
in 17 straight games. She leads the
team with 53 from downtown.
Despite these impressive num-
bers, players and coaches don't
think this team relies on the
3-point shot to win.
"We're really balanced,"
Yenser said. "We know that when
our shots are hitting, it can get us
through a ballgame. But also we
know that we can get it inside and
rely on that, too. So really we're
kind of like a double threat."
UF coach Amanda Butler
agrees that her team's shots come
in the flow of the game.
"I'd like to think that what we
rely on the most is our defense,
and that leads to a lot of our
threes because we're able to get a


Katie Tschopp/ Alligator
UF guard Susan Yenser pauses before passing the ball during the Gators' 75-54 win against the Rebels
in the O'Connell Center on Jan. 25.
steal, get a rebound, push it back up the rest of the floor and forces 3-point shot, Marshae (Dotson)
down and put them in matchup defenders into a decision, one-on-one on the block is really
situations where a lot of times the "You put the opposing defens- hard to guard."
shooter is who gets left," Butler es in really a little bit of a quan- With the way UF's been shoot-
said. dary," Butler said. ing, opponents must choose their


Making long range shots opens


"If you try to take away a


fate wisely.


UF's linebacker class could be best in nation with Jenkins, Jones


RECRUIT, from page 23

from junior college. They are the only sure things for UF.
Beside those six, UF enters today with 10 oral commitments,
but there have been rumors of signing-day switches.
Andre Debose, a five-star wide receiver from Sanford, com-
mitted to the Gators last month, but took an official visit to
Florida State last weekend. Nu'Keese Richardson, a wideout
from Pahokee, had never visited another school until this past
weekend, when he went to Tennessee. Both are still expected
to sign with UF, but their actions over the last week have made
fans anxious.
Another potential Gators de-commitment is Marsalis
Teague, an athlete from Paris, Tenn. Rumors have been cir-
culating that Teague, who is expected to play defensive back
should he come to UF, would feel nervous about going to col-
lege far from his home.
"If (Teague) follows his gut, it's Florida," Jamie Newberg
of Rivals.com said. "If distance plays a factor, it could end up


being 'Bama or Tennessee."
While some UF commits have been getting cold feet, there
are a few uncommitted players recruiting analysts think will
become Gators.

"(UF) needed linebackers, and it looks like
they're going to get the best three in the coun-
try."
Jamie Newberg
recruiting analyst for Rivals.com

Jelani Jenkins, a linebacker from Olney, Md., and the na-
tion's No. 10 overall prospect according to Rivals, is believed to
favor UF over Penn State.
Another potential UF linebacker is Jarvis Jones out of
Columbus, Ga. But Jenkins is believed to be leaning more heav-
ily toward than Jones, who has visited Texas and Louisiana
State in the past two weeks and is also rumored to like Southern


Cal.
Landing Jenkins and Jones would give UF a strong class of
linebackers that already includes Jon Bostic, a four-star out of
Wellington who is already on campus.
"(UF) needed linebackers, and it looks like they're going to
get the best three in the country," Newberg said.
The Gators are also expected to score a commitment from
safety Joshua Evans of Irvington, N.J.
If UF signs Jenkins, Jones and Evans, as well as its current
commits, the school will have 19 signees.
But that might not be all.
The Gators are believed to have an outside chance at a few
players: running back Trent Richardson of Pensacola, defensive
tackle Brandon Moore of Montgomery, Ala., and wide receiver
Marlon Brown of Memphis, Tenn.
Richardson and Moore look like Alabama commitments and
Brown is rumored to be Tennessee-bound, but nothing is final
until they sign their names to the letter of intent Wednesday.


BRIAN, from page 23


of hacky sack then wrap her mind around
that.
"I don't know. I don't believe it," a red-
faced Nelson said when asked if she ever re-
alized she was among the best players in the
nation. "If that's what people think, I guess
they're getting fooled."
Actually, the fools would be football
players Dustin Doe, Ahmad Black and
Wondy Pierre-Louis, along with a group of
baseball players who thought they could hit
off Nelson. In Sunday's Swing for Cancer
competition, Nelson struck out athletes from
several UF sports and at times made Billy


Donovan wish he was playing T-ball.
She's already UF's career leader in wins
(95), saves (15), shutouts (36), complete
games (99), innings pitched (856.1) and
strikeouts (759). She downed No. 1 Michigan
in her freshman year and led UF to its first
Women's College World Series last year.
This is where the competitive side comes
in- the non-Diet-Coke-sipping, Bob-Marley-
listening and hacky-sack-flipping side.
"She does have this driving side of her
that wants to be a perfectionist," outfield-
er and close friend Kim Waleszonia said.
"With homework, she wants to be a perfec-
tionist. ... From a one-page assignment to a
huge 20-page paper. Some people just get


it done to be done and turn it in. She gets
it done and makes sure it's done right and
looked over 10 times. It doesn't matter if the
teacher's easy or a hard grader. She makes
sure it's done to perfection."
Thanks for screwing up that test curve,
Stacey. Some people depend on those, you
know?
It'd be a lot easier for everybody if she
stayed carefree all the time.
"The deceiving part about it is, when
she does get in the circle, there is nobody
more competitive than she is," UF coach
Tim Walton said. "She's competitive with
strikes. She's competitive with balls. Those
are the things that make her very special."


Even if Nelson doesn't realize it, she is
the athlete who has fueled a program for
years to come. Walton, in just his fourth year
at UF, has been the director, but Nelson has
been the performer.
Ten years from now, when the Gators
softball program has become one of the
best, most consistent programs in the coun-
try, Nelson will be the player most talked
about.
If you want to talk to her about it, howev-
er, stand on the side of the road with a case
of Diet Coke, a Bob Marley CD and a hacky
sack. But good luck talking to her about her-
self, because she'd much rather talk about
that next bump in the road.





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Walker leads UF to close win


Freshman guard scores career-high 18


By MIKE DiFERDINANDO
Alligator Staff Writer
mdiferdinando@alligator.org

With a hot hand and an icy
glare, Erving Walker led the
Gators on the road to redemp-
tion.
The freshman, who turned the
ball over five times during UF's
last meeting with South Carolina,
finished with a career-high 18
points and four assists while
knocking down three shots from
3-point range as the Gators (19-4,
6-2 Southeastern Conference) beat
the Gamecocks (16-5, 5-3 SEC) 97-
93.
"It would have hurt to lose two
(games) in one week," Walker
said. "We didn't want to lose to
these guys again."
The Gators had six players
score in double figures, including
all five starters and Walker.
The game went was close
throughout and was tied on 17
separate occasions.
With the victory and
Kentucky's loss to Mississippi
State on Tuesday night, UF now
has sole possession of the lead in
the SEC East.
South Carolina had won four
straight coming into the game.
Forward Chandler Parsons
cried in the locker room after the


Gators loss to the Gamecocks on
Jan. 21.
As he walked off the court
Tuesday night, the sophomore
couldn't help but crack a smile.
Parsons finished the game with
14 points and 10 rebounds.
"I felt like someone stole some-
thing from me," Parsons said.
"That game was a bad memory,
but I think we've learned from
it."
"It would have hurt to lose
two (games) in one week.
We didn't want to lose to
these guys again."
Erving Walker
UF freshman guard


Sophomore center Alex Tyus
stood tall in the paint, scoring
19 points and grabbing seven re-
bounds.
The two teams traded baskets
in a first half that saw UF take a
49-45 lead into the locker room.
But South Carolina started
the second half with a 7-2 run in
which the Gamecocks took a 52-51
lead.
With the scored tied 72-72, UF
went on a 5-0 run in which the
Gators began to separate them-
selves for the first time.
They wouldn't give up the lead


again.
Senior guard Walter Hodge
made several crucial free throws
down the stretch and finished 5 of
7 from the line.
"They made some big shots,
but we came down and made our
free throws when it counted," said
sophomore guard Nick Calathes,
who finished with 22 points, six
rebounds and five assists on the
night.
South Carolina turned the ball
over 17 times, while UF capital-
ized on Gamecocks fouls and
controlled the game down the
stretch.
Gamecocks guard Devan
Downey kept his team alive late
in the game, scoring 33 points and
going 7 of 9 from 3-point range.
"I looked at him and I was in
awe," Parsons said.
After coming back into the
game with 57 seconds remaining,
Downey hit three 3-pointers in a
29-second span.
He could not connect on four
straight shots, however. He
missed the Gamecocks' final shot
with 12 seconds remaining.
Still, his performance im-
pressed the Gators.
When asked after the game to
describe his effort in one word,
Tyus knew his answer.
"Lethal," he said.


Andrew Stanfill / Alligator Staff
UF center Alex Tyus dunks during the Gators' 97-93 victory against
South Carolina on Tuesday night in the O'Connell Center.


Recruits to
By TYLER JETT
Alligator Writer

For UF coaches, today could not come
soon enough.
All year, while game-planning week to
week and hoping to guide their players to
a national championship, the UF staff has
had Feb. 4 in the back of its mind. Today
is the reason the staff has spent countless
hours on phones, in living rooms and in
the ears of high school coaches, all in the
hopes of swaying teenagers to their side
in a life-changing decision.
Today, Urban Meyer and company
find out if it was worth it.
Across the nation, high school stu-
dents will don baseball hats with a dress
shirt and tie as they announce where they
will spend the next three to five years,


sign today
barring off-the-field setbacks. They will
sign a contract that binds them to a foot-
ball program in exchange for a fully paid
education, books and housing included.
Until today, little is guaranteed. Some
players have orally committed, but they
can change their
minds so long
as they haven't
signed a letter of
intent.
t l The Gators
FOOtball enter Wednesday
with 16 commit-
ments. Of those
16, six are already on campus. These
players either graduated high school ear-
ly, came from prep school or transferred
SEE RECRUIT, PAGE 21


Nelson relaxed despite success


he cruises around town, car windows
down, maybe even a foot sticking out
the window.
A Diet Coke likely sits in the cup holder
as thoughts of the next rendezvous with
her hacky sack are close by. While the mel-
odies of Bob Marley and other oldies mixes
relax her until the team arrives at its desti-
nation, she has conversations reminiscing
about random bumps in the road she and
her teammates have encountered.
This is the second-best athlete at UF.
Welcome to the world of Stacey Nelson.
Other than Tim Tebow, she is
Gainesville's top attraction.
She may be the best player in the coun-


try, but she doesn't
know it. She could
be the player that,
years from now, is
known as the pitch-
er most responsible
Brian Steele for starting a soft-
ball powerhouse,
Steele-ing Bases but she's blushing
bsteele@alligator.org at the thought of it.
She may be one of
the most decorated
athletes in all sports to come to UF,
but she would rather get to another game


SEE BRIAN, PAGE 21


N T VSISIN TODAY IN*USPORTS HITOYPOLU*STION
* NCAA Men's Basketball: Wake U 1970: LSU guard Pete Maravich scores Today's question: Who is the second-best Percent (Votes)
Forest vs. Miami 52 points on 20-of-38 shooting, grabs athlete at UF? Yes 94% (64)
ESPN2, 7:30 p.m. nine rebounds and dishes out seven as- No 6% (4)
68 TOTAL VOTES
*NCAA Men's Basketball: West sists in Florida Gym, leading the Tigers to Previous question: Will UF avenge its loss to
Virginia vs. Syracuse a 97-75 win over the Gators. South Carolina on Tuesday night? (see right for
ESPN, 7 p.m. results)





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