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Body found in Regal Cinema parking lot
By NICOLE SAFKER
Alligator Staff Writer
editor@alligator.org
A man was found dead in
his car in the parking lot of
a Gainesville movie theater
Wednesday evening.
The body of Inverness man
Timothy Ball, 26, was found in- FORENSIC CRIME
side a silver Kia in the parking lot
of Regal Gainesville Cinema 14.
Ball had been stabbed in his
upper torso, said Gainesville
Police Department spokesman
Keith Kameg.
Kameg said GPD will conduct
a death investigation, but the de-
partment does not suspect any
foul play.
Ball is not a UF student and has
no apparent ties to Gainesville,
Kameg said.
Kameg said police were dis-
patched to an injured person
call at the theater, located at 3101
S.W. 35th Blvd., at 5:47 p.m.
Ball's body was sitting upright
in the driver's seat of his parked
car in the lot. His head was slight-
ly tilted to the right and his gray
polo shirt was bloodstained.
The weapon was found in the
car, Kameg said.
A Regal employee said they
saw Ball alive in the car earlier
in the day, apparently talking on
his cell phone, Kameg said.
The cause of death will be
determined after the autopsy re- Harrison Di
sults come back. Harrison Diamond/ Allig
Alligator Staff Writer Katie Gainesville Police officers and investigators cover with tarps a car containing the body of Timothy Ball of Inverness, Fla., who died fror
Emmets contributed to this report. wounds in the parking lot of the Regal Gainesville Cinema 14 in Butler Plaza on Wednesday. Police do not suspect any foul play.

LOCAL

GPD officer arrested, charged with three felonies


By KATIE EMMETS
Alligator Staff Writer
kemmets@alligator.org

After seven months of investigations,
a Gainesville Police Officer was charged
with three felonies, including grand theft
valued at $5,000 or more, official miscon-
duct and scheme to defraud and obtain
property.
In a related investigation, Bill Billings,
51, was charged Jan. 28 with having sex
with prostitutes while on duty.
At 4:30 a.m. Wednesday, Billings turned
himself in and was released from jail un-


der the condition that he would return for
his court date, according to an Alachua
County Jail employee.
In July, Billings was placed under secret
surveillance after his fellow police officers
were tipped off that he'd paid prostitutes
to have sex with him in the back of his pa-
trol car.
During the surveillance that lasted
from July 7 to Aug. 25, a GPS placed on
Billing's car revealed that he was getting
paid for overtime assignments that he was
not working.
According to the GPD arrest report,
Billings was assigned to be the Gainesville


Police Department Recruiter as part of his
overtime duties.
"His arrest today is the next step
in the case."
Norman Botsford
GPD Chief

The GPD internal investigation revealed
that Billings took care of personal business
in other cities while he was supposed to be
recruiting, the report stated.
Billings signed his time sheets every
pay period knowing that the information


on them was false, the report stated.
According to the report, Billings re-
ceived $5,409.38 during the seven weeks
he was under surveillance.
Billings was placed on administrative
leave on Aug. 26. When confronted by
officials about the surveillance, Billings
apologized for his actions for dishonoring
the department, the report stated.
Billings resigned on Aug. 29.
"The Gainesville Police Department
concluded the investigations into former
employee Bill Billings," said GPD Chief
Norman Botsford. "His arrest today is the
next step in the case."


* UF picked up 16
recruits on National
Signing Day includ-
ing defensive tackle
Gary Brown (right)
from Greensboro
West Gadsden. It
was the Gators'
smallest class under
coach Urban Meyer.
See Story Page 18.


Crist backing new central Fla. commuter rail bill
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) Gov. Charlie Crist is backing an ef-
fort to revive a proposed commuter rail line for central Florida.
Crist held a news conference Wednesday with Orlando Mayor
Buddy Dyer and area lawmakers to tout the $1.1 billion SunRail proj-
ect. The price includes $491 million in state money to buy tracks from
CSX, improve the rail company's facilities and relocate a freight yard.
The rest of the local, state and federal money would be spent building
the system.
Crist and others said new legislation resolves liability issues that
caused the Senate to reject a House-passed measure last year.
Critics, though, still stay it'll be a costly handout to CSX.


* A national
group is
organizing a
Teach-In to
raise global
warming
awareness.
See Story at
alligator.org.


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Employees of local Japanese
bistro Rolls 'n Bowls will be
handing out cash around cam-
pus today as a way of giving
back to the students of the uni-
versity. This stimulus is an at-
tempt to encourage students to
spend the money and help local
restaurants.

Jesus Camp screening
Today, 7 p.m.
Matherly Room 102
Society of Academic Religious
Studies will be screening Jesus
Camp, a documentary follow-
ing the lives of children belong-
ing to a Pentecostal summer
camp. Refreshments will be
served after the film.

Study abroad info session
Today, 3 p.m.
Stuzin Hall, Room 200
An information session high-
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of Business Administration
study abroad programs. All UF
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ADMINISTRATION


Machen meets with FBI in D.C. to discuss Iran trip


* HIS PRIMARY PURPOSE WAS TO
SEEK FUNDING FOR UF PROJECTS.

By THOMAS STEWART
Alligator Staff Writer
tstewart@alligator.org

UF President Bernie Machen will be re-
turning to the office today after spending
the last three days in Washington, D.C.


Machen was in the capital lobbying for
more federal funds, discussing the eco-
nomic stimulus package with lawmakers
and meeting with the FBI.
The primary purpose of the trip was to
seek funding for UF projects that might
not see state dollars because of the state's
budget crunch, said UF spokesman Steve
Orlando.
"We're looking at all other possibilities,"
Orlando said.


The projects include research on breast
cancer, citrus diseases,
aging, alternative fuels
and rehabilitation tech-
niques for soldiers com-
ing home from Iraq and
Afghanistan.
Machen was also get-
ting a sense from law-
Machen
makers on how much UF
might receive from the $800 billion-plus


economic stimulus package before the U.S.
Senate.
On Wednesday, Machen met with
the FBI during the quarterly meeting of
the National Security Higher Education
Advisory Board, appointed in 2005 to foster
communication and cooperation between
higher education and the bureau on issues
like terrorism and counterintelligence.
At the meeting, Machen discussed his
recent trip to Iran, Orlando said.


'Juicy' site


to close


today

By THOMAS STEWART
Alligator Staff Writer
tstewart@alligator.org

The tumbling economy has
claimed another victim: gossip.
Citing a plunge in advertisement
revenue and a lack of funding from
investors, the college gossip Web
site www.JuicyCampus.com an-
nounced it will be shutting down
today.
The site, which was up and run-
ning for about a year and a half, al-
lowed users at about 500 campuses
across the country to post anony-
mous comments about any topic of
their choosing.
Many of the posts, however, had
raunchy themes like, "Who is the
sluttiest girl??????" or "Porn Star on
Campus?"
Many posts referenced students
by name.
As a result, the site was threat-
ened with lawsuits and was even
investigated by the attorneys gen-
eral of at least two states.
After receiving complaints from
students, UF Student Body President
Kevin Reilly also sent a letter, along
with former UF chief information of-
ficer Marc Hoit, to Florida Attorney
General Bill McCollum urging him
to look into the Web site.
McCollum's office said at the
time that it had already been moni-
toring the Web site for reasons of
public safety and medical privacy.
"I think its great that it's shutting
down," Reilly said on Wednesday.
"I don't think it added anything
positive to our community or to any
other university community," he
said. "Good riddance."
But others were less pleased.
"It sucks," said UF business
administration sophomore Evan
Foumier. "It was a good time wast-
er."
"It shouldn't be on (the Internet),
but when it was on there it was kin-
da funny," he said.
Flavia Cervantes, a UF market-
ing sophomore, said she's glad the
Web site is closing but thought it
wouldn't put a stop to Internet gos-
sip.
"I feel like something else will
pop up like it," she said.
Sure enough, users of the site
were already discussing alterna-
tives on Wednesday, such as www.
getitgreek.com.


Sarah Hsu/ Alligator Staff
Roulette for Rent
Jill Guillory, left, representing Bellamy Grand Apartment Homes, spins a roulette wheel for students for prizes, including free
rent, at the Spring 2009 Housing Fair on the Reitz Union Colonnade on Wednesday afternoon. Student Government hosted the
event, allowing a number of off-campus apartments to showcase their incentives for students.




Study: Fla. students fall below national average


* THE STATE WAS RANKED
NO. 37 LAST YEAR.

By EMILY FUGGETTA
Alligator Writer

Florida's school system was
ranked No. 36 in the nation in the
American Legislative Exchange
Council's 15th annual Report Card
on American Education, released
Tuesday.
The rank is a step up from last
year's No. 37 ranking and is the
state's highest position since 1998,
but still places Florida behind about
70 percent of the country.
The council issued its rankings
based on three underlying per-
formance factors: ACT, SAT and
National Assessment of Educational
Progress scores, all of which Florida
ranked below average.
Although Florida fourth-grad-
ers received higher NAEP math-


ematics and reading scores than the
national average, eighth-graders in
the same areas scored below the av-
erage.
Florida's scores were worse than
the nation's average ACT scores by
about two points out of 30, and
worse than national averages in
SAT scores by 24 points. State av-
erages were lower than national
averages for educator salaries, per-
student expenditures and teacher-
student ratios.
Only 59.4 percent of students
graduated in Florida compared to
the national average of 70.2.
Graduation is a serious con-
cern across the state, according to
Alachua County School District
spokeswoman Jackie Johnson, who
blames the problem on budget
slashing, which resulted in cutting
the high school day from seven pe-
riods to six and slashing funds for
summer school.
Without funding for seven-


period days and summer school,
Johnson said, it is difficult for stu-
dents to graduate with 24 credits.
"It gives the kids no wiggle
room," she said. "If a kid fails one
class, it means he's not going to
graduate on time."
According to the report's author,
Andrew T. LeFevre, there is no cor-
relation between ed-
State ucation funding and
News student achievement.
However, Florida
education expenditures are notori-
ously low, Johnson said.
"There are a number of state and
national reports that make it clear
that Florida does a terrible, terrible
job of funding public education,"
Johnson said. "Florida has essen-
tially done this to itself."
Alachua County, which has seen
increases in graduation and African
American graduation in particular,
is a bright spot in Florida's gradua-
tion record, Johnson said.


Alachua County has an average
SAT score of 1090, beating Florida
at 993 and the national average of
1017.
Florida's per-student expendi-
tures totaled $7,652, which is below
the national average and between
about $1,500 and $5,500 below the
top three ranking states, Minnesota,
Vermont and Massachusetts.
Lawson Brown, assistant prin-
cipal of Abraham Lincoln Middle
School, said that while throwing
money at the school system would
not immediately improve test
scores and graduation rates, addi-
tional funding would give schools
more flexibility to address student
achievement.
"The reality is that there are
some dollar issues that limit what
we can do in school," he said.
The ALEC is a nonpartisan
group for lawmakers who believe
in limited government, according
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Editorial


Out of Juice

Juicy Campus shut down

in wake of economy

or Matt Ivester, the "juice" just wasn't worth the
squeeze.
The founder of Juicy Campus announced that the
online gossip site will be shutting down today in the wake of
the current economic crisis.
Students at colleges across the country can let out a col-
lective sigh of relief, as they no longer have to fear becoming
fodder for the site's frenzied followers.
In a world where Juicy Campus was alive and kicking,
college coeds were forced to think twice before engaging in a
questionable hookup or wearing bunny pajamas to lecture.
For some, waking up to see their name on the site spelled
nothing short of social suicide. If Joe Jock spent the overnight
shagging his physics TA, you could be sure someone would
quickly bring the entire campus up to speed. The anonymous
nature of the site meant best friends could take turns back-
stabbing each other by leaking secrets without fear of reper-
cussion.
But there was backlash.
From students ending up in jail for making threats to
relationships ending over allegations of infidelity, one
would be hard-pressed to identify any redeeming quality of
JuicyCampus.com.
The Editorial Board takes delight in the fact that this de-
plorable site now ceases to exist. Perhaps Ivester created
Juicy Campus with hopes of providing another entertaining
distraction for students, but it was only a harbinger for hate.
While Juicy Campus may be no more, at least we can still
count on Blair Waldorf to continue ruining Dan Humphrey's
life with her ill-intended texts on "Gossip Girl."


Malice on MySpace


tart taking notes,
Facebook. MySpace just
made social networking
a whole lot safer.
The company announced
Tuesday that it removed over
90,000 registered sex offenders
from its site to help improve
the safety of young users.
Using a program called
Sentinel Safe, which provided
MySpace with pertinent infor-
mation about sex offenders,
the data was compared with
MySpace members' profiles
to find matches.
The efforts to curtail the
chances of an encounter be-
tween a sex offender and a
child were spearheaded by
the attorney generals of North
Carolina and Connecticut,
who strongly encouraged the
change.
The Editorial Board ap-
plauds MySpace for taking a


proactive approach to making
social networking safer for in-
nocent youngsters. While the
substantial account removal
is certainly a step in the right
direction, more efforts can be
made to ensure an unsafe en-
counter between a child and
an offender does not occur.
We encourage Facebook
to follow suit regardless
of its claim that a registered
sex offender has never met
a minor through the site. If
over 90,000 offenders were
found on MySpace, we can't
imagine how many of these
undesirables are now lurking
on Facebook, a site that boasts
over 150 million users.
Now if only MySpace
could do something about
those half-naked creeps who
take pictures of themselves in
the mirror with their camera
phones.


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Public schools inefficient, bureaucratic


n Monday, Michelle Obama officially began
exercising her power as first lady. Making the
rounds, she toured federal agencies to praise
them and make them feel like they, despite being gov-
ernment bureaucrats, are doing legitimate work.
Speaking to the U.S. Department of Education, she
proudly spouted to a group of about 350 overpaid edu-
cation bureaucrats, "I am a product of your work!"
What? I call shenanigans.
She attended a selective magnet school that consis-
tently ranks as one of the top high schools in the nation
- not exactly typical of the Chicago school system. She
went on to attend some of the finest private schools in
the nation.
It's cute that the first lady wants to give the
Department of Education a barely deserved pat on the
back, but she is apparently oblivious to the reality of
American public education. It's terrible, especially
for poor people like the ones who lived around her in
Chicago. The U.S.recently ranked 18th out of 24 indus-
trialized nations in education, and low-income schools
are even worse than rankings reflect.
But all our problems would be solved if we had more
funding, right? Not so much. The U.S. already spends
over $9,000 per student on average -- among the highest
in the world. We allocate more than $500 billion total
for K-12 education, and under Obama's plan it would
add over $100 billion to the number. On a side note, I'm
still not sure how spending over $100 billion in defi-
cit money on education will be a short-term economic
stimulus.
So if we spend so much, why is our education so
bad? In short, the government manages to break every-
thing it touches. The government doles out funds where


Johnathan Lott
letters@alligator.org


it thinks they will best used, which
often isn't the best place. To facili-
tate this, we pay billions of dollars
to bureaucrats who have no direct
contact whatsoever with students.
Teachers unions aggravate the
problem by keeping salaries low,
making it impossible to hold teach-
ers accountable for their work or


fire bad ones.
Private schools, on the other hand, are run for as
little as one-half the cost per pupil as the government
behemoth that is public education. They also manage to
pay their teachers better.
The education establishment will prevent any at-
tempts to increase efficiency in the system through
competitive solutions such as vouchers and privatiza-
tion. However, we need to do something to improve the
allocation of funding in education. The money is there,
it's just not getting to the places it needs to be. Until it
does, our education system is going to remain in the
dumps and Americans will continue to struggle in a
global economy.
In the meantime, the last thing we need is to have our
first lady praising the DoE for work it didn't do. And
we certainly don't need her to lie to them about being
their "product" to make them feel better.
Michelle Obama attended competitive and private
schools her entire life, and she turned out pretty well.
Until everyone receives this sort of education, there's
no reason to go about praising our undeserving govern-
ment.
Johnathan Lott is a political science and economics sopho-
more. His column appears on Thursdays.


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


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Letters to the Editor
Keg Party here for all students
I applaud Alex Andrade for taking pride
in the Greek community, but he has been
misinformed.
First, Gator Growl and Homecoming
are organized by Florida Blue Key, not the
Greek community.
Although you might have been led to be-
lieve Florida Blue Key is a Greek honorary,
it is in fact the most prestigious honorary


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eek letters and membership in FBK is regulations that would harm Greek houses.
rely consequential. Contrary to popular I have seen Unite Party campaign manag-
lief, FBK does not "officially" get involved ers punish members of Greek life for show-
campus politics. ing interest in other parties.
Secondly, I encourage Alex to attend I have seen threatening text messages
nate meetings rather than blindly trust- sent by Unite Party's leaders during votes,
g the stories of the Gator Party Senator he and I have seen the Unite Party promise po-
tes. sitions to keep certain cultural organizations
I have seen Senators of the Gator Party, in the fold at the expense of qualified stu-


dents, including Greeks.
During the Election look at the real party
that is fighting for the students, look at the
real party that is going to work to make sure
the rights of Greeks are protected, look at
the Keg Party.
The Keg Party is here for the Greek com-
munity, and we are here for the students.
Frank Bracco
Keg Party President


Guest Column

Dying young preserves musical fame, keeps star from falling


Don't you wish The Beatles
could still make music?
They could be like the
Stones a geriatric revision of a
once-great band, a caricature of the
rock 'n' roll spirit, marred by years
of commercial intrusion, a unrelent-
ing cult of personality, a series of
failed expectations and a string of
lackluster albums.
Wouldn't that be awesome?
But seriously, the secret is to die
young just ask Elliott Smith, Kurt
Cobain or Nick Drake. Oh, wait. You
can't. Because they're dead, and the
only artist who continually makes


posthumous contact with his fans is
Tupac (still waiting for the album in
which he names his killer).
But what if they weren't dead?
Or at least made it a few more years?
Elliott could have made a video
with Kenny Chesney, Kurt could
have gone nu-metal, Nick could
have done a mash-up with the Jonas
Brothers. Of course, we'll never
know. But at least these guys didn't
give themselves the opportunity to
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STUDENT GOVERNMENT

SG parties submit candidates for open Senate seats


By CHELSEA KEENAN
Alligator Writer

Three parties have submitted a list of can-
didates for 50 available Senate seats in the up-
coming Student Government elections.
Nearly 150 students were chosen out of the
roughly 400 senator hopefuls who stopped by
during three days of interviews.
The Unite Party was the only party to sub-
mit candidates for all 50 seats. The Progress
Party and the Orange and Blue Party came in
six and four seats short, respectively, of filling
their entire ticket.


The Keg Party dropped out of the running
for Senate seats, but will run an executive tick-
et, said Frank Bracco, party president. Each
party will meet this week to discuss issues to
focus on in the upcoming season. Unite Party
President Will Harrell said the meeting will be
used for team-building.
"We're all going to have to become good
friends pretty soon," Harrell said.
Orange and Blue Party President Donte
Hargrove said he was pleased with his party's
overall ticket and student turnout.
"We had a lot of young students come
out," he said, adding this surge of underclass-
men may have stemmed from the recent pres-


"We're all going to have to be-
come good friends pretty soon."
Will Harrell
Unite Party President

idential election, piquing students' interest in
politics.
The Progress Party's communications di-
rector Eric Conrad also spoke about the in-
creased number of younger students.
"We had a good turnout of younger people
and new ideas," he said, adding the party had
many freshman and sophomore candidates.


The Progress Party also snagged former
president of the LAN Party, Kevin Seymour,
who joined Progress after a low turnout in in-
terviews with his own party.
Conrad said a party meeting this week will
prepare the candidates, "so they can avoid pit-
falls and get into hardcore campaigning."
Bracco, of the Keg Party, announced the
party's executive candidates as presidential
candidate Frank Walch and, candidates for
vice president and treasurer, Russel Ward and
Elizabeth Stinson. Walch said there was little
to no chance the Keg Party would win.
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STEPHANIE GRANADA
AVENUE WRITER
In 1930, Marlene Dietrich was the
first woman to wear men's clothing in
a major motion picture. In "Morocco,"
Dietrich shimmies her way across a
nightclub stage wearing a tuxedo. The
world was shocked.
Later, Katharine Hepburn followed
suit, wearing the loose, pleated trou-
sers the style icon is known for.
Some women followed her example,
but menswear wasn't popularized in
the women's fashion world until Diane
Keaton wore vests, trousers and tie
as Annie Hall in Woody Allen's film.
Since then, women have rocked mens-
wear, sometimes doing it better than
the boys.
At the most basic level, a classic
jean and fitted tee is the go-to outfit
for many girls. Cowboys have been
working the look since Levi Strauss
emerged in 1853, but girls take it out
of the country and into everyday cute.
This season, menswear for women
is as popular as ever. Fashion shows
sent girls down runways in slouchy
pants and blazers, tailored trousers
and v-necks, cuffed boyfriend jeans
and tank tops. And Yves Saint Laurent
and the Chloe Sevigny label have an-
nounced soon-to-come unisex lines.

SMenswear gives women the
ability to wear clothing that
is comfortable and durable, without
having to pass up on style
or elegance.

The man-on-woman craze, exem-
plified best by YSL, Alexander Wang
and Ralph Lauren, is fueled by the
simplicity and ease of the pieces. Men's
clothing that is well-made and tailored
instantly makes the person wearing it
look pulled together and stylish.
Menswear gives women the ability
to wear clothing that is comfortable
and durable, without having to pass
up on style or elegance.
The guise is done best when girls
make use of their femininity to frame
the clothes. There has to be balance.
If the pants are loose, the top should
be fitted and show some skin. Tight
pants call for a blazer or other more
structured pieces.
The style is in the details with this
look. Jewelry, hair and makeup can
take the ensemble from casual to night-
wear. During the day, light makeup,
loose wavy hair and delicate jewelry
will keep femininity in the air.
At night, turn femme with bold
custom jewelry, eccentric heels and
dramatic makeup. Sexiness doesn't go
out the window with these clothes.
Menswear-inspired clothing is
most appealing for what it says about
the woman wearing it. She exudes
confidence and strength. She doesn't
rely on cleavage and leg to show her
allure, because she doesn't have to.
Who would have thought before
ladies like Dietrich and Hepburn ap-
peared on the scene that it would take
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With a new EP/demo under
their belt coming out in mid-March,
and a lineup of upcoming shows,
the band Dear Dakota is keeping
busy and ready to take on a new
stage. Originally hailing from the
Gainesville and Ocala area, their
music is filled with quirky lyrics
and catchy melodies.
Not only are they passion-
ate about the sheer joy of playing
music, but they are philanthro-
pists. With a new merchandise
line with Loveless Apparel, being
named one of the top six unsigned
bands in the world by "Alternative
Press" magazine, and an expand-
ing tour agenda, they are not stop-
ping short of anything.
Describing their sound like that
of Steve Perry (Journey) with a mix-
ture of the Police and Taking Back
Sunday, guitarist James Patrick
and bassist/vocalist Tyler Cole
give their take on the fans, the new
demo and most importantly, the
music. Dear Dakota will be play-
ing at a few schools in Gainesville
throughout February and March.
You guys originally hail from
Gainesville. Does this pose as
a barrier in terms of furthering
your music?
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always good to get out there and
play in bigger cities. But it's always
nice to play Gainesville because
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it's comfortable.
Do you have any ties to the
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band it would be Incubus.
You guys have faced many
challenges. How did you rebound
after the death of the founder/
bassist Adam Arbitman?
Tyler: For me it was definitely
a rehab, a way for me to get myself
together. He was one of my best
friends. It was weird, once I took
his place it was like I was continu-
ing what he wanted to do. I know
if I passed away, I would want him
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James: It was really weird. I
didn't accept it. I just denied it...
there was never a moment where I
was like 'this is going to be the end
of our band.' It's cool to have Tyler
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different shows together...once we
got over the fact...it was kinda cool
that it worked out so peacefully af-
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tough nature of making it in the
music industry?
James: You have to love it
or give it up; there's no middle
ground. I'll go out with friends
and you'll meet people and they
ask "so what's your backup plan,"
and I say there is no backup plan.


We're all about this and nothing
else. This is the only option I have
for myself.
Recently, you guys have played
some philanthropic shows. How
was that? Where did you guys
play?
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middle school). It was scary. There
were like 700 kids in the cafeteria.
We walked out and the kids were
so excited that we were playing.
Zane (lead singer) came out and
they were like shoving toward him
and trying to touch his hand.
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the show? Do you guys do any
special tricks or have surprises for
the people attending?
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We just want fans to have a good
time. We do some improv. We did
a "Beat It" cover not too long ago
and we had an encore. The fans
wouldn't stop 'til we came back, so
we had like an hour long set. We
like when older people come and
we appeal to all ages.
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singing in the crowd. You see like
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lines. $525/month. Call 352-256-2259. 2-6-
10-1

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

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

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

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

FREE Feb. Rent- Prvt Bathrms, Pets OK.
$465/room/month- Single rooms or all 3 avail-
able in 3/3 Townhouse. Furnished Kitchen w/
dishwasher and W/D (cobblestoneuf.com)
Call Josh 352-275-2640 2-6-09-3-1

2 Bedroom 2.5 Bath, pet friendly,
approximately 15-20 mins to campus.
Cost $995 + Utilities. Immediate Move in
Lease length negotiable
e-mail magatsu0067@yahoo if interested.
2-10-5-1

FEMALE ROOMMATE WANTED! to share
with artist in the Seagle Building, heart
of downtown. Private room and bath,
spectacular views and security. Laundry
in-house. Really great living environ-
ment for the right person. Available im-
mediately! $650/mo includes utilities. Call
352.318.1675 or email info@duckwood.
com 2-5-1-1


Il For Rent
unfurnished


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


For Rent
unfurnished

LUXURY 2/2 ACROSS FROM UF!
Under 600/person! W/D
Pets welcome! Free Parking!
Open late and weekends!
371-7777 CollegeParkUF.com
4-22-08-72-2


*LYONS SPECIAL*
$99 1st month's rent 377-8797
4-22-08-72-2

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

Terrific Two Bedrooms For Fall!
W/D*huge walk-in closets*park free
Downtown location Close to UF
Steps from everywhere you want to be!
Sign now, don't miss out the best location!
No fees & get $350 cash back! 338-0002
4-22-72-2

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

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

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

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

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


For Rent
unfurnished

No deposit, No move-in fees!!!
Huge 1/1's 2/2's 3/3's
<1 mi from UF! Giant 24hr gym
FREE tanning/FREE cable
*Oxford Manor* (352) 377-2777
These apts kick other apts in the teeth
4-22-72-2

** ELLIE'S HOUSES **
Quality single family homes. Walk or bike to
UF www.ellieshouses.com 352-215-4991 or
352-215-4990 12-11-171-2

STUDIOS and 1/1s
ONLY 2 BLOCKS TO UF!
As low as $525, Pets ok
Pool, Open late and weekends
371-0769 CollegeParkUF.com
4-22-08-72-2

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THE LAURELS


Come see our 1/1, 2/2 & 3/3 townhomes!!
FREE Cable w/HBO and Shotime
All Amenities plus FREE Tanning
Gated*Alarms*Pet Friendly
*Sign Today, Get 1 MONTH FREE*
www.thelaurelsuf.com 352-335-4455
4-22-08-72-2

Huge 2 & 3 BR's
Starting at $730
Pets Welcome Great location *
Close to UF, Dining
373-1111* SpanishTrace.org
4-22-08-72-2

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


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14, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2009


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

Beautiful 1,2 & 3 Beds
FREE Cable w/HBO & Internet
LOW Rates starting at $699
W/D in each unit!*Free Tanning!
We love pets: 372-8100
4-22-72-2


The


Boardwalk

Available Today!
$0 Move In Fees!
1/1-from $649*2/2-from $769*3/2-from $899
(352) 377-7401 www.theboardwalkapt.com
4-22-08-72-2

ALL THE SPACE YOU NEED!
At the price you want
No Move-in Fees! Move in TODAY!
1,1 w/den & 2 BRs Reduced Rates!
FREE UF parking FREE Gym
Pets Welcome 352-332-7401
4-22-72-2

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

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



i T t
PO LOS
-of 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

Gator Championship Special

Sign a lease and get up to $1,800 cash
Visit our models and sign for Fall 09

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

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


4BR/2BA HISTORIC HOUSE
10 blocks to UF. Near downtown. High 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 VILLAS
2BR units starting at
$695. Gated community.
Private courtyards.
M-F 10-6 Sat. 10-2
5950 SW 20th Ave.
888-803-7678
www.woodlandvillas.com
4-22-08-72-2

1/1, Ridgeview, free water, next to park, on
the bus line, cent H/A, courtyard, 2 miles to
UF, convenient to shopping, no smoking, no
pets. $470 SD, $470/mo 562-2824 2-10-09-
55-2

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

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 Sun Key Sun Harbor
352-376-6720
4-22-08-72-2

1 Tour & You're Sure!
Leasing for Now & Fall
1, 2, 3 & 4 brs, 2br Townhomes
W/D, dishwasher, tennis/bball courts
We love pets! Ask about specials!
pinetreegardens.com*376-4002
4-22-08-72-2

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

100+ Apts: Walk to UF
On 1 website: www.ForRentNearUF.com
Photos & Virtual Tours for 100 apts near UF
Studios $625+ 1BR $689+ 2BR $839+
3BR $650/br+ 4BR $479/br 352-376-6223
4-22-72-2

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

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

LEASING FOR AUG 09
Quality Student Housing
Near UF, Norman & Shands
1,2,3,4 & 5 BR Properties
List Avail Jan 20th!!
Please call or email us to
Receive a list before they
Are all gone!!!
Union Properties 352-373-7578
info@rentgainesville.com
www.rentgainesville.com 4-22-75-2
CAMPUS VIEW SOUTH
Now Leasing 2BR/2BA
Luxury Dual Suites
1185 SW9th RD $1000/mo
Close to UF, Norman Hall
& Sorority Row.
Union Properties 352-373-7578
www.rentgainesville.com 4-22-75-2

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


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

PET FRIENDLY!
3BR/3BAw room to run
behind Hilton on 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

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


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


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

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


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

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

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

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 1BR 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

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 $1500 + $1500
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

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

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

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

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

Duckpond
2 bd 1.5 ba 1200 sq ft townhouse in heart of
historic neighborhood.w/d Blocks to down-
town shops & restaurants. 508 NE 4th A ave
avail immediately $695/mo 379-4952
2-13-09-10-2

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

2BR/1.5BA Townhouse. Fenced in court-
yard, 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

WALK 2 BLOCKS TO UF
2b,lb 1 block MidTown 2 Car Decals,
WiFi-lnternet Washer & Dryer. Sm pet ok.
Jan-July 204 NW 18 St Manny 317 4408
2-18-09-10-2

1/1 Avail 2/15 $585mo dep $300
CentHeat/Air W/D tile & carpet
near Sam's in a creek setting
Lease options /can furnish
352.224.8163 2-11-09-5-2

Very Nice Mother-in Law Suite Near Haile
1BR, kitchen, dining room, full bath, W/D,
cable, utilities all included. $750/mo. 367-
0372 3-6-22-2


Sorority Row Apts
Luxury Apts Steps from Sorority Row & UF
New 1BR to 4BR Virtual Tours & Photos *
www.SororityRowApts.com 352-376-6223
4-22-50-2

$500 2BR/1.5BA TOWNHOUSE
UF, Shands area. Private parking & backyard;
W/D hk-ups, laundromat, buses. Quiet, safe,
pvt owner. Ceramic/carpet options. 386-972-
4115 moritae@yahoo.com 2-18-9-10-2





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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

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

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!


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

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





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home and much more in the ALLIGATOR
CLASSIFIEDS! Reach thousands of possible
buyers! Mastercard and Visa accepted over
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PLACING YOUR AD ONLINE AT www.al-
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Just go to SEE ALL CONDOS
www.alligator.org/classifieds WWW.UFCONDOS.COM
Visa and Mastercard accepted Matt Price Campus Realty, 352-281-3551
4-22-72-5


1br w/pvt entrance available in ZBR 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


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







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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







COMPUTERS
4-22-70-7

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

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)
4-22-72-9




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

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





SCOOTERS
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,andService.
633 NW13thStreet www.swampcycles.com
4-22-72-11

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





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

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

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


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


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


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

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

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

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

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

2003 Saab 93, 60,000 miles fully loaded in
excellent condition! $10,000.
2002 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

Areyou tired ofworking more for lessand 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
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Sports
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2009


ALLIGATOR
www.alligatorSports.org


DT Brown's commitment to UF influenced by many


By TYLER JETT
Alligator Writer

GREENSBORO They say it takes a
village to raise a child. For Gary Brown, it
took that much to pick a school.
"I can't even begin to count the number
of people (who have helped with the deci-
sion)," said Elesha Brown, Gary's mother.
"Some of it was as far as spiritual guidance
... different types of experiences that other
people have been through."
Between the parents, principals, coach-
es, pastors, school board members and
uncles, practically half of Greensboro was
in the West Gadsden High media center
Wednesday morning as Brown announced
his decision to play football at UF.
Brown, a 6-foot-3, 275-pound defensive
tackle, committed to the Gators last March
but was rumored to favor Florida State
lately.
He eased coach Urban Meyer's anxiety
a few hours before going public with his
decision.
"(I) told him, 'It's great to be a Gator,'
and I had a nice little conversation with
him," Brown said.
The defensive tackle said a football
scholarship wasn't always in his plans.
Brown originally had dreams of playing
baseball and was a pitcher and first base-
man.
He described his feelings the first day


* THE CLASS IS UF'S SMALL-
EST UNDER URBAN MEYER.

By MIKE McCALL
Alligator Staff Writer
mmccall@alligator.org

The fax machine was quieter than
usual this year in the UF football of-
fice, and Gators coach Urban Meyer
couldn't be happier about it.
After signing 22-plus players in
each of the last three seasons, Meyer
brought in 16 signees Wednesday,
and the smaller size of the 2009 re-
cruiting class is mostly because UF
didn't have many holes to fill.
The entire defense will return to
Gainesville for next season, as will


he played football in high school as "ner-
vous."
"My uncle said, 'You ready to be a
Bulldog?' And I said, 'Yeah, sure.' Boy was
I nervous."
Brown, a strong Baptist, says he would
one day like to become a pastor. Elesha has
been taking him to church since he was
born and believes her son has been a good
role model for his two younger sisters,
Tarra and Stephanie.
His mother wasn't the only one to
anoint Brown as a role model.
West Gadsden's principal, Sylvia
Jackson, said Brown has
shown other students the im-
portance of academic success
FOotball to an athletic career.
A member of the county
school board said he expects
Brown to come back to Greensboro after
winning a national championship with UF,
he noted and reach out to the children.
"I can promise, when I go to school, I'm
coming back and helping this communi-
ty," Brown said.
The community has put so much em-
phasis on Brown's ability to impact his
surroundings off the field that his abili-
ties as a football player were almost over-
looked Wednesday.
The West Gadsden lineman let it be
known that he hopes to compete immedi-
ately and that he will be hitting the weights


a large number of offensive play-
makers, leaving Meyer with a more
manageable class that's less likely
to result in players transferring due
to lack of playing time.
"This is right where we want
to be," Meyer said at his National
Signing Day press conference. "We
want to have 18 to 21 every year.
If we're doing a good job and we
don't have a mass exodus of juniors
to the NFL, we should be right
there.
"If you had said, 'Coach, where
do you want to be four years into
the program?' Right here."
But National Signing Day wasn't
without the usual drama.
SEE SIGNING, PAGE 20


POLLQUES*SION


Today's question: Which recruit are you most
upset the Gators did not sign?

Previous question: Who is the second-best
athlete at UF? (see right for results)


Spikes
Calathes
Nelson
Cusack


Percent (Votes)
40% (46)
36% (42)
19% (22)
5% (6)
116 TOTAL VOTES


hard until June, when he will move to
Gainesville.
But while playing time, and eventually
a national championship will be his on-


field mission, it is not his ultimate goal.
"Truly, without (God), I would be noth-
ing," Brown said. "I plan on leading a lot
of people to Christ."


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UF commit Gary Brown (No. 75, in white) chases down Team Black quarterback Gar-
rett Gilbert during the Under Armour All-America High School Football Game in the
Citrus Bowl in Orlando on Jan. 4.

UF FOOTBALL

New coaches Loeffler, White


get fresh outlook from team


By MIKE McCALL
Alligator Staff Writer
mmccall@alligator.org

One of the biggest challenges facing the
2009 UF football team will be staying hun-
gry and humble despite two national titles
in three years, and the Gators' two newest
coaches should be a big help in that depart-
ment.
Quarterbacks coach Scot Loeffler and
tight ends coach Brian White won't enter
next season with the same fond memories
of 2008 that their players will.
While UF rumbled to a championship,
Loeffler's and White's teams were a com-
bined 0-28, but they expect the lessons
learned during their tough seasons to pay
off in the future.
"I think I lost more games last year than


EThe UF men's tennis team will be taking on Central
Florida today with sophomore Alex Lacroix leading
the way. For more on the tennis team and summaries
of last night's Santa Fe College men's and women's
basketball games, check out alligatorSports.org.


I lost in my entire football career, but it was
humbling," Loeffler said.
"That's the wonderful thing about the
game of football: You've never arrived. You
can be on top of the world and get kicked
square in the rear end."
"Athletes are walking around with
a tremendous amount of con-
fidence, and there are a lot of
smiles. It's nice to be around."
Brian White
UF tight ends coach


And Loeffler was kicked hard. After
coaching quarterbacks at Michigan from
2002-07, he spent a year in the same position
with the Detroit Lions, and they amassed
SEE COACHES, PAGE 20



*The UF softball team is kicking off
its season tomorrow against Baylor.
Look for a complete season preview
with profiles of Ali Gardiner and Franc-
esca Enea in Friday's Alligator.


Gators sign 16 recruits






THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2009 U ALLIGATOR, 19


Meyer's clout not enough to rip Richardson from Tide


* THE ESCAMBIA HIGH RB
SIGNED WITH ALABAMA.

By TYLER JETT
Alligator Writer

PENSACOLA Trent
Richardson tried to keep his deci-
sion secret until the last minute,
but his brothers tipped his hand
by revealing a houndstooth hat.
As hundreds of Escambia High
students and teachers filled the me-
dia center awaiting Richardson's
announcement, the highly touted


running back's brothers came
in wearing UF, Alabama and
LSU baseball caps. On their way
past the desk where Richardson
would make his decision known,
a hat made famous by legendary
Crimson Tide coach Paul "Bear"
Bryant was, perhaps accidentally,
revealed.
Just like that, UF's small hope
of landing Richardson died.
For all of Urban Meyer's ac-
complishments since joining UF
in 2005 two national champi-
onships, two SEC titles and the
creation of an entertaining and


balanced offense he has never
been able to recruit a power run-
ning back who can take the bulk of
the carries.
Meyer tried to change that
this year by hosting
Richardson on an
official visit that the
Football tailback described
to Rivals.com as "a
perfect 10." The UF
coach followed this up with an in-
home visit last week.
But in the end, Richardson
stayed with the team he's been
committed to since last June.


"I look at it really like a mar-
riage," Richardson said. "I mean,
you can see yourself with a girl
that's been with you more than
one that's just tagging along with
you."
It was believed UF would not
have a chance of landing a grind-
it-out back of Richardson's caliber
because the Gators' spread does
not favor that style, something the
Escambia star denied.
"I feel very comfortable with the
I-formation, (but) I like Florida's
offense too," Richardson said.
"The thing about their offense is


they do basically about the same
things except put you in space."
The Gators may not have had a
single back of Richardson's caliber
under Meyer, but they have been
able to balance their attack. Last
season's team had four players
rush for over 600 yards.
UF has been able to bring in
speed players who thrive in the
open-space style of the spread-
option like Jeff Demps and Chris
Rainey.
The last UF running back to
rush for over 1,000 yards in a sea-
son was Ciatrick Fason in 2004.


UF WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

Gators try for sixth straight win against reeling Alabama


By CHRISTOPHER YAZBEC
Alligator Writer
cyazbec@alligator.org

They're doing it again.
No. 11 UF (20-2, 6-1 Southeastern
Conference) is on another winning streak, not
yet as long as the first, but all of these wins
have been against conference foes.
The number currently sits at five, and to-
night at 7 the Gators will try to boost that fig-
ure to six when they travel to take on a reel-
ing Alabama (12-10, 0-7 SEC) team.
Of course, UF coach Amanda Butler


doesn't get caught up in all the hoopla of
winning streaks.
"I don't think we sit here and think about,
'Well, if we win Thursday, that'll be six in a
row,'" Butler said.
"We're just really focused every single
time on let's win the next one. If you keep
your focus really simple, that's when you
tend to see those things happen."
After the Gators' loss in the first game of
the season at Florida Gulf Coast, they reeled
off 15 straight victories.
If they were to go on another 15-game
winning streak now, they would hold the


SEC regular season and tournament titles,
with the 15th game being the tournament
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"Our hardest task in the SEC is to
play on the road."
Susan Yenser
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Yenser said. "A double 15-game winning
streak."
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five SEC opponents by an average of 16.4
points per game, the closest win by 14 at
South Carolina.
More importantly, two of those wins came
on the road, and that is probably the biggest
challenge the Gators will face against the
Crimson Tide.
"Our hardest task in the SEC is to play
on the road," Yenser said. "So we don't take
anybody lightly on the road.
"We just know that we've got to bring it
night in and night out against any SEC op-
ponent. Anybody can beat anybody."


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SIGNING, from page 18


The Gators lost two verbal commits at
the last second but added two big pros-
pects, including one who may be remem-
bered as the centerpiece of the class.
Jelani Jenkins, widely regarded as the
nation's best outside linebacker, chose
UF over Penn State, Southern Cal, Notre
Dame and Stanford, and it's hard to imag-
ine a better fit for Meyer than the 6-foot-i,
200-pounder.

"I'll be disappointed if (Jenkins is)
not a captain at Florida someday."
Urban Meyer
UF football coach

Jenkins, just 16 years old, boasts a per-
fect grade point average and the speed to
run a 4.4-second 40-yard dash and is a fi-
nalist for the high school equivalent of the
Heisman Trophy, the Watkins Award.
He even devised a three-page matrix
with his family to help him choose a col-
lege.
"I'll be disappointed if he's not a cap-
tain at Florida someday," said Meyer, who
added that Jenkins committed to him a
week ago.
Along with four-star defensive back
Josh Evans who also chose UF on
Wednesday Jenkins gives the recruiting


class some luster.
"(Jenkins) shows exactly what this
Florida class is about: potential," said
Scout.com recruiting analyst Miller Safrit.
"I think some people may have looked at
this class and been upset about it, but add-
ing Jenkins completely changes that."
While Jenkins and Evans provided the
Gators a boost, two others turned in their
UF gear for a different shade of orange.
Pahokee High receiver Nu'Keese
Richardson and Paris (Tenn.) defensive
back Marsalis Teague both four-star
prospects broke off their verbal com-
mitments to sign with Tennessee.
That was a major coup for the
Volunteers' new head coach, Lane Kiffin,
who made it clear he'd be gunning for the
Gators at his introductory press confer-
ence when he said he most looked forward
to "singing 'Rocky Top' all night long after
we beat Florida next year."
Even with those losses and defensive
back Greg Reid who committed to UF
in his junior season signing with Florida
State, the Gators came away with a class
that will plug all the necessary holes.
"I'd give it an 'A' for fitting needs,"
Safrit said.
"The loss of a couple of guys here at the
end probably kept it from being an A-plus.
When you look at it, they fit all the needs
they had, but a big portion of that is they
didn't have many needs. With what they
have coming back, they probably should


Name
Nick Alajajian*
Jon Bostic*
Gary Brown
Andre Debose
Josh Evans
Dee Finley*
Mike Gillislee
Jon Halapio
Jonotthan Harrison*
Edwin Herbert*
Jelani Jenkins
KedricJohnson
Kyle Koehne
Xavier Nixon
Desmond Parks*
Jordan Reed


2009 UF Recruiting Class
Pos. Ht Wt. Hometown/HS (Previous School)
OT 6-4 280 Naples/Naples
LB 6-2 225 Wellington/Palm Beach Central
DT 6-4 275 Greensboro/West Gadsden
WR 5-11 176 Sanford/Seminole
DB 6-2 185 Irvington, N.J./lrvington
S 6-1 193 Auburn, Ala/Auburn/(Milford Academy)
RB 6-0 190 DeLand/DeLand
OG 6-4 300 St Petersburg/St Petersburg Catholic
OL 6-3 279 Groveland/South Lake
DT 6-3 295 Fairfield, Calif/Armijo/(College ofS.F.)
LB 6-1 200 Olney Md/Our Lady of Good Counsel
DE 6-4 215 Palmetto/Palmetto
OL 6-6 300 Indianapolis, Ind/Cathedral
OT 6-6 285 Fayetteville, N.C/Jack Britt
TE 6-6 215 Greer S.C./Greer
QB 6-3 225 New London, Conn/New London

Enrolled at UF in January 2009


get an A-plus just for keeping Brandon
Spikes and Tim Tebow."
There's no question about who Meyer's
favorite player in the class is.
Sanford Seminole High receiver Andre
Debose drew high praise from his new
coach, who expects him to fill the role of
NFL-bound playmaker Percy Harvin.
"I've got to tell you, this Andre Debose
- I know I can't single guys out, but I'm
going to single him out," Meyer said.
"He's as good as there is. I think he's
the best player in America. ... Before I
came down here, I flipped on his highlight
tape one more time so I'll leave with a big


smile on my face."
The Gators also added five offensive
linemen to replenish the gap left by gradu-
ates Jim Tartt, Phil Trautwein and Jason
Watkins, and they may get another player
in the coming days.
Meyer hinted during his press confer-
ence that one more would sign, and Tampa
Plant High tight end Orson Charles is a
likely candidate.
Charles, rated the nation's No. 3 tight
end by Scout.com, made headlines in 2007
when he accidentally broke UF's 2006 na-
tional championship trophy on a recruit-
ing visit.


Loeffler looks to guide Tebow to second Heisman, develop QB into NFL-ready player


COACHES, from page 18

an 0-16 record, the worst in NFL
history.
White coached at Washington
last season, when the Huskies
went 0-12, and he noticed a dif-
ference between the Gators and
his former team right away.
"The difference is the way
people carry themselves," White
said.
"Athletes are walking around
with a tremendous amount of
confidence, and there are a lot of


smiles. It's nice to be around. I've
been a part of that atmosphere a
lot in the past, but the past three
years has not been like that. It's
very refreshing."
The pair will get a pick-me-up
from a couple of talented athletes
at their positions.
Loeffler will guide quarter-
back Tim Tebow in his quest for
a second Heisman Trophy and
successful NFL career, while
White will tutor tight end Aaron
Hernandez, one of the nation's
best.
Loeffler, who played quar-


terback at Michigan, recruited
Tebow when he was with the
Wolverines, and he is excited
about the chance to finally work
with him.
S "As a quarterback
Sand a quarterbacks
coach, you always
pride yourself in
having a tough guy
out there," Loeffler said.
"We have one. He's a war
daddy, as they would say. He's
unbelievable."
Loeffler added that Tebow can
"without a doubt" be a successful


pro quarterback, and that coach
Urban Meyer has just one rule for
him.
"All coach Meyer said is,
'Don't screw him up,'" Loeffler
said.
"We'll try not to screw him
up, that's for sure."
White, a Harvard graduate,
will take over the tight end po-
sition as it becomes increasingly
important to the Gators' offense.
Without a clear-cut No. 1 re-
ceiver, UF is likely to turn to
Hernandez often, and White sees
a high ceiling for his player, along


with room for improvement.
"I think most importantly,
it's just some on-the-line consis-
tency with blocking," White said.
"That's the first area where he
can vastly improve.
"He's so athletic that he should
dominate on and off the line of
scrimmage.
"He has every tool that you
need to be as good a tight end as
there is in the country, and we're
going to challenge him to be the
best tight end in America this
year."


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