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Senior first baseman learns game

from father on way to winning career


By ADAM BERRY
Alligator Staff Writer
aberry@alligator.org

When Ali Gardiner steps into the batter's
box, she only hears one voice resonating
from the stands.
It's the same voice she heard as a 12-year-
old working on her game in the basement of
her home in New York the voice that not
only helped teach her how to perform on
the field, but off the field as well.
Whether they are words of encourage-
ment after a strong hit or disappointment
over a missed opportunity, Ali can hear the
words of her father, Wally Gardiner.
"We can have a packed house, and if I
swing and miss and mess up, I can hear
him," Ali said. "Or if I get a hit, I can hear
him say, like, 'Thatta girl.' And I'm very
good at blocking out stuff."
Wally, who played for the UF base-
ball team for four years, began helping his
daughter train during the long, cold win-
ters in New York from the time she was 12
until she entered high school. They worked
together for three or four days a week for
a few hours a night, splitting time between
pitching and hitting.
"She always had an aptitude for it,"
Wally said. "I do expect a very high level
from her because she is that good."
Gardiner, now a senior first baseman
for the Gators, has met even surpassed
- those expectations, as she broke record
after record on the way to being named an
All-American last year on UF's 70-5 softball
team.
"Ali's always had one trait, and it's that
she's always won," her father said.
This season, Gardiner hopes to continue
her winning ways and help lead the Gators
to the top of the college softball world.


Family Matters
Growing up in a baseball family, Gardiner
learned a lot of things about the sport from
her father.
One of the most important things he
taught her, however, was not how to swing
the bat, how to throw a strike or how to
make a play at first base. It was to never
take things for granted and to work hard to
achieve her goals on or off the field.
"In life, you have to realize that when
you learn things, it's not an all-of-a-sudden
thing. It's a process," he said. "You don't
become a good writer overnight, you don't


become a good hitter overnight and you cer-
tainly don't become good at anything else
without going through the process of get-
ting better. You've got to work hard, stay
consistent, and you can accomplish any-
thing."
Gardiner made her first step toward suc-
cess in third grade when she began playing
slow-pitch softball, where coaches pitched
to the players. A few years later, when her
father realized she had a better feel for the
game and more potential than he thought,
Gardiner began playing travel ball in
Katonah, N.Y., a few miles away from her
hometown of Waccabuc, N.Y.
By her second year of high school, she
had decided she wanted to play softball in
college, which meant taking her game to
Gold-level travel ball, the highest tier of the
sport.
The list of players who have taken the
field for her team the Virginia Shamrocks
- over the last few years reads like a who's
who of NCAA softball players.
Angela Tincher, the 2008 NCAA Player
of the Year, played for the Shamrocks in
2004. All-American shortstop Courtney
Bures, who now plays at Mississippi State;
Arizona State pitcher Megan Elliott; and
Maddy Coon, the starting shortstop for
Stanford and Gardiner's best friend, played
alongside Gardiner in 2005.
But since team practices were held in
Leesburg, Va. a five-hour drive from the
Gardiners' home Ali gave up her week-
ends to be a part of the Shamrocks.
"Every weekend in December and
January, my dad and I would drive five-
and-a-half hours to practice for three
hours, where all we did was hit, and then
we'd drive back up. So I sacrificed a lot,"
Gardiner said.
"There were these little things that I
missed, but in the long run, obviously, I
wouldn't change it for the world."


The Perfect Fit
The Shamrocks had just become the
first east-coast team to ever win the Gold
Nationals, a point at which most players
would have rushed the mound, screaming
and dogpiling on top of each other.
Gardiner and her teammates displayed a
different kind of postgame emotion.
"We all just kind of like looked at each
other, and we were like, 'It's over. The sea-
son's over. We're now all going to college,


Harrison Diamond/ Alligator Staff
Gardiner waits for the batter to swing during the Gators' 7-2 fall-ball win against Chipola
College on Nov. 13.


Harrison Diamon/ Alligator stall
UF first baseman Ali Gardiner throws the ball during the Gators' 6-1 win against LSU at Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium on Mar. 29.
Gardiner is entering her senior season at UF.


and we will never play together again,'"
Gardiner said. "It was a bittersweet mo-
ment. We did it, we'd made it all the way to
the end, but we would never play together
again."
So the Shamrocks went their separate
ways, and Gardiner enrolled at North
Carolina-Wilmington, which she chose over
UF before her freshman year because, at the
time, she would have been relegated to the
role of designated hitter.
"I was looking for a place where I could
pitch, play first and hit, and Wilmington
was on the beach. The school's beautiful,"
Gardiner said.
It was an ideal playing situation in the
perfect place. Or so she thought.
"I loved the school, I loved the coaching
staff and I loved the girls, but the competi-
tion just wasn't what I wanted," she said.
Gardiner transferred to UF, where she
made an immediate impact, starting all 72
games and tying for the team lead in RBIs
with 40. That season, the Gators, in their sec-
ond year under coach Tim Walton, finished
50-22. Gardiner finished with the team's
third-highest batting average (.290).
"She came here very highly touted as a
hitter," Walton said. "A couple people told
me, 'You're getting a very good hitter, but
she'll probably just be a DH for you.' That's
what they told me, and that's what I told
her. We really worked with her to become a
better, more complete player."
Gardiner attributed her quick improve-
ment at UF to Walton's style of coaching.
"He called me, and it clicked," she said.
"He's a hitting coach. He focused on hitting,
and that's why I love the game so much.
There was a spot for me, it fit and my dad
and I were ecstatic."
Although Gardiner and the Gators were
moderately successful in 2007, it was only a
hint of things to come in 2008.


One Last Step
Even though Gardiner led the team in six
offensive categories last season, she can't
remember herself hitting that well. Instead,
she remembers her teammates' ability to
build on each other's success.
"When one person did well, the next per-
son followed because we wanted to play
with them," she said. "It reminded me of the
summer when I was with the Shamrocks,
when everything was going our way be-
cause we were all there to have each others'
backs."
Gardiner had a team-leading and single-
season school-record batting average of .407
and led the team in hits (88), doubles (18),
on-base percentage (.508), slugging percent-
age (.616) and walks (42).
But teammates praise her consistency,
not her gaudy statistics.
"Even when she's not clobbering the ball


or hitting home runs, she finds a way to
put the ball in play," senior pitcher Stacey
Nelson said. "As a teammate, you love to
see someone like that up to bat because
they're always going to give you a chance,
and that's so comforting."
Gardiner could be counted on at the plate
during her junior season no matter who she
was facing. She hit good pitching. She hit
bad pitching. She even hit great pitching, as
some of her best at-bats came against upper-
level competition.
She took her hitting to the next level in
conference play, as she batted .500 with four
hits in the SEC Tournament and went 2 for
3 with a triple in the conference champion-
ship game against Alabama.
"I call her a professional hitter," Walton
said. "That's her nickname from me. She
knows how to hit. She knows how to set
a pitcher up, and she knows how to make
adjustments when she feels like she's being
set up."
With Gardiner leading the offense and
Nelson in the circle, the 2008 Gators cruised
to an NCAA-record 70 wins but fell short
of a Women's College World Series champi-
onship after their loss to Texas A&M in the
semifinals.
After such unprecedented success,
Gardiner will enter her senior season her
last chance at a national title with the


same attitude she's had when facing any
other challenge life has thrown her way.
"Although we have the confidence from
last year, we're still starting at the same
place when it comes to not looking ahead,"
she said.
"It's in the back of our minds, but we're
taking it one game at a time."
Taking everything one step at a time and
nothing for granted just like her father
taught her.


Harrison uiamon / Alligaior siari
TOP: Gardiner swings during the Gators' 12-1 win over Mercer in the second game of a
doubleheader at Pressly Stadium on Feb. 13.
ABOVE: Gardiner reaches second base during the Gators' 6-1 win against LSU at Pressly
Stadium on Mar. 29.


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Norovirus outbreak



sickens sorority house


By THOMAS STEWART and
LEORA ARNOWITZ
Alligator Staff Writers

UF's Delta Phi Epsilon
sorority house reopened
Monday after closing for near-
ly a week due to an outbreak
of Norovirus, a food-borne
illness that may have infected
about 35 members.
The outbreak was first re-
ported to UF's Student Health
Care Center on Jan. 28, said
Paul Myers, assistant director
of the Alachua County Health
Department.
There were no reported
cases outside the sorority,


Myers said.
Myers said the department
is still investigating the source
of the outbreak, but he said
it may never learn how the
virus was introduced to the
house, located at 1115 S.W.
Ninth Ave.
Once inside the house,
though, he said
Local the virus likely
News spread because
of poor hygiene.
"Someone who is infected
with the virus goes to the
bathroom, does not wash
their hands appropriately and
then can spread it to ready-to-
eat foods such as salads, such


as ice," he said.
In addition to halting
group meals, he said the
house's kitchen was given a
"total cleandown" and the
residents were told to sanitize
the bathrooms, banisters and
doorknobs.
Norovirus, also known as
the "cruise-ship virus" be-
cause of outbreaks on cruise
ships, is possibly the most
common cause of food-borne
illness, he said.
Symptoms include nausea,
vomiting, headaches and di-
arrhea.
UF freshman Shayna Brant
SEE OUTBREAK, PAGE 4


By JACQUELYN WEINER
Alligator Contributing Writer

Sorry, freshmen.
Underage drinking will likely only get hard-
er in Gainesville, thanks to a new ordinance
that punishes local bars, clubs and restaurants
for underage drinking violations.
Under the ordinance, passed at Thursday's
City Commission meeting, alcohol-serving es-
tablishments that exceed a specific number of
underage drinking incidents will be restricted
from admitting patrons under 21 after 9 p.m.
The ordinance will be effective immediately,
but enforcement of penalties won't begin until
April 1, said City Attorney Marion Radson.
"This is really going to hit hard, I think,
when the next fall season begins," Radson


said.
A major complaint students had about the
ordinance is that it can restrict
the age of guests at private
events held at penalized es-
tablishments, Commissioner
Jeanna Mastrodicasa said.
Mastrodicasa is also assis-
tant vice president of student
affairs at UF.
r UF Student Senate
Hanrahan
President Jordan Johnson
also spoke to the Commission about the effect
the ordinance could have on student organiza-
tion events.
"These events would not be a success if [the
bars] were closed down for passing, you know,
SEE BAR, PAGE 4


STUDENT GOVERNMENT

SG parties' candidates use Internet to gain advantage
By CHELSEA KEENAN edge and stirring up controversy in SG's Supervisor of Elections er or not the charges have conse- taken in late last fall.
Alligator Writer the process before the elections on Dan Siegel said accusations include quences, Siegel said, adding it was "If you want an unfair advan


Much like their real-world coun-
terparts, UF's student political par-
ties and their candidates are out to
win, using tactics to gain an extra


Feb. 24 and 25.
The Orange and Blue Party
filed 13 election violations in one
day against the Progress Party last
week.


illegal campaigning and announce-
ments made by the Progress Party
members on Facebook.
SG's Elections Commission will
meet Monday to determine wheth-


"pretty frivolous" to file so many
violations the first day.
Orange and Blue Party Sen. Sam
Miorelli, who filed the complaints,
said some dated back to actions


tage where you get to steal the elec-
tion, you do something like this,"
he said. "This is unacceptable and
unfair."
SEE TACTICS, PAGE 9


* Stacey Nelson
(left) and the UF
softball team be-
gin their season
Friday against
Baylor with na-
tional champion-
ship aspirations.
See Story,
Page 20.


Phelps faces three-month suspension
(AP) Michael Phelps was suspended from competition for
three months by USA Swimming, the latest fallout from a photo
that showed him inhaling from a marijuana pipe.
The sport's national governing body also cut off its financial
support to Phelps for the same three-month period, effective im-
mediately.
"This is not a situation where any anti-doping rule was vio-
lated, but we decided to send a strong message to Michael be-
cause he disappointed so many people, particularly the hundreds
of thousands of USA Swimming member kids who look up to him
as a role model and a hero," the federation said in a statement.


An RTS bus
collided with a
lawn mainte-
nance truck while
makinga turn on
the UF campus.
No one was hurt.
See story at
alligator.org.


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WHAT'S HAPPENING
Bob Marley Celebration
Today, 7 9 p.m.
Reitz Union Colonnade
Join UF's Jamaican-American
Student Association (JAMSA)
in celebrating Bob Marley.
Come to the Colonnade dur-
ing Gator Nights for free
birthday cake, trivia, Bob
Marley-themed karaoke, reg-
gae music and more.

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

The Society of Professional
Journalists Presents:
Carlos Frias
Monday, Feb. 9, 7:30 p.m.
Leigh Hall Room 207
SPJ welcomes "Palm Beach
Post" reporter Carlos Frias,
author of "Take Me With
You." Frias will talk about
his memoir and delve into
what he experienced while
reporting in Cuba. Books will
be available for purchase on
site, and there will be a book
signing after the presentation.
This event is free and open to
the public.

Gainesville Holistic Health Fair
Saturday, Feb. 7
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
United Church of Gainesville,
1624 N.W. 5th Ave.
Local practitioners and ven-
dors specializing in holistic
medicine, health care and
nutrition will be available to
demonstrate self-care tech-
niques and healthy food
preparation. There will be art,
music, dance and children's
activities. A $5 donation at the
door is requested, but no one
will be turned away for lack
of funds. Funds raised will
benefit local service organi-
zations, including the Home
Van that assists homeless peo-
ple. For details, go to www.
NatureFinder.net.


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SG Election Absentee Ballot
Request Deadline
Friday, Feb. 13, 5 p.m.
To request an absentee bal-
lot, please visit the SG Web
page and click on "Election
Page Updates -Spring 2009"
then click on "Absentee
Ballot Application." You
can e-mail your request to
the Supervisor of Elections
at elections@sg.ufl.edu.

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CAMPUS
UPD details to continue
Nearly 100 tickets and
warnings were issued by the
University Police Department
on Wednesday as part of its
second saturation detail, where
the department increases the
number of officers on campus
and focuses on educating stu-
dents about a specific law.
UPD will conduct a detail
each Wednesday this semester,
giving warnings to most first-
time offenders, said UPD Lt.
Stacy Ettel.
This week's focus was
scooter helmets.
Of the 92 tickets and warn-
ings issued, none were for fail-
ure to wear a helmet, while
61 warnings were given for
other motorcycle and scooter
violations, including not using
headlights or wearing eye pro-
tection.
"Our goal here is educa-
tion," Ettel said. "If we write a
$104 ticket for no helmet then
how do they afford a helmet?"
Last week's detail, which
targeted skateboarders riding
illegally in the street, saw 113
tickets and warnings.
Of those, 29 were warnings
for skateboarding. No skate-
boarders were ticketed.
Ettel said about 60 percent
more tickets are issued during


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THOMAS STEWART

ADMINISTRATION
Veep finalists announced
Eight finalists for the position
of UF's senior vice president for
health affairs were announced
Tuesday.
They will be interviewed in
Gainesville on March 18 and 19,
and UF hopes to have a new vice
president no later than fall se-
mester, said Win Phillips, UF's
vice president of research and
chair of the search committee
charged with finding a replace-
ment for Doug Barrett. He an-
nounced in March he was step-
ping down and but postponed
his departure in June.
The new vice president
will have new responsibili-
ties, Phillips said. Instead of
simply overseeing UF's Health
Science Center, which includes
six colleges dentistry, medi-
cine, nursing, pharmacy, public
health and health professions
and veterinary medicine the
vice president will be chair of
the Shands HealthCare board of
directors.
"It's a big job," Phillips said.
"One of the most important in
the U.S."
The Health Science Center
generates over half of all of UF's
research awards and has over
6,000 students enrolled in its col-
leges.
Shands HealthCare includes
eight hospitals which logged
more than 1 million outpatient
visits in the 2008 fiscal year, ac-
cording to its Web site.
-THOMAS STEWART


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reports and editorials. If you
find an error, please call our
newsroom at (352) 376-4458
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Utility rate hikes force millions cut from UF budget


By THOMAS STEWART
Alligator Staff Writer
tstewart@alligator.org

This year UF may see the largest increase
in its utility bill ever, and since the state can
no longer afford to foot the bill, it means UF
will be forced to cut millions from its budget
to keep the lights on.
Typically the state covers the cost of utilities
- gas, water, electricity, etc. for educational
facilities at UF, but with the state short on cash
and electricity rates rising, it has decided not
to pay the increases this year, said Ed Poppell,
UF's vice president for business affairs.
This fiscal year, the state is supposed to cov-
er about $53 million of UF's $72 million utility
bill. Some facilities, like dorms and Shands at
UF, are not state-funded.
"We're short $8.3 million this year because
utility costs have gone up that much," he said.
"That's like a budget cut."


He said, to his knowledge, this is the larg-
est percentage and dollar-amount increase in
utilities over one year that UF has ever seen.
And next fiscal year, in 2009-2010, the in-
crease is slated to be $3 million more, which
means UF will have to find another $11 mil-
lion to cut from its budget.
UF has already factored that amount into
the $72 million to $75 million possible budget
cut that UF President Bernie Machen asked
colleges and administrative units to prepare
for in January, said Matt Fajack, UF's chief fi-
nancial officer.
But the $8.3 million shortfall UF is experi-
encing this year will have to be pulled from
UF's reserves, Fajack said.
UF's reserves, which totaled about $80 mil-
lion at the end of June, are used by colleges
for things like lab equipment and emergency
cash, he said.
He said UF's reserves are already lower
than they should be. A presentation to the


Faculty Senate in December revealed the re-
serves are equal to about 15 days of UF's op-
erating expenses, which are about $1.3 billion
a year.
Fajack said it would be better if the reserves
could cover about 60 days
of expenses.
He also responded to
critics, like John Biro, presi-
dent of UF's chapter of the
United Faculty of Florida,
arguing that UF should ex-
haust its reserves during
Machen budget cuts to prevent fac-
ulty layoffs.
This year is an example of why that is not
such a good idea, he said.
"It works for one year but, unless (state)
appropriations money comes back next year,
we'd just have to lay them off next year," he
said. "So all it does is save them a year."
And depleting the reserves would leave


UF vulnerable if utilities were to spike again
or if a hurricane hit, he said.
Several factors caused the rate increase.
Progress Energy, which sells electricity to
UF, raised its rates by 28.6 percent starting in
January to cover costs incurred from comply-
ing with new environmental standards, in-
creasing fuel costs and the construction of a
nuclear power plant. That increase followed a
4 percent increase over the summer.
Fajack said because fuel prices have come
down, UF may be spared some of next year's
potential utility increases.
But Poppell said the price of coal, used to
produce much of the company's electricity, is
still high because of demand in China.
Still, Poppell said UF is seeing positive re-
sults with its energy conservation efforts.
He said even though UF added many new
buildings over the past year, including ener-
gy-intensive research facilities, campus energy
consumption was up less than 1 percent.


Local nightclub promoter charged with sexual battery


BY KATIE EMMETS
Alligator Writer
Kemmets@alligator.org

A well-known nightclub pro-
moter was arrested Monday and
charged with four felonies after an
investigation proved he sexually
battered two women in September,


according to a Gainesville Police
Department arrest report.
On Sept. 13, Luis "Luijo" Pereira,
31, and two girls were drinking al-
cohol at local bars and eventually
went back to his apartment at 207
S.E. 2nd Place where they continued
drinking.
Both women passed out and


were carried to Pereira's bedroom,
the report stated.
At about 5 a.m.,
Local one of the women
News told officials that
when she woke up,
Pereira was sexually
assaulting her, but she was unable
to stop him.


According to the report, when
she got out of bed to leave the apart-
ment and call the police, Pereira
raped the second woman.
The second woman told police
she woke up while Pereira was pen-
etrating her with his penis, but she
was unable to resist him and fell
back unconscious.


According to the report, both
women told police they never gave
Pereira consent to have sex with
them.
Pereira was charged with two
counts of sexual battery while the
victim was physically helpless and
two counts of sexual battery while
the victim was incapacitated.


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Gainesville first with solar feed-in tariffs


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By JACQUELYN WEINER
Alligator Contributing Writer

Gainesville will be the first
city in the U.S. to implement
a solar feed-in tariff, city com-
missioners decided in an unani-
mous vote Thursday.
"What we're doing here to-
day is moving to the new way
of doing things," Commissioner
Lauren Poe said at Thursday's
meeting.
The new feed-in tariff will
allow Gainesville Regional
Utilities to purchase 100 percent
of the energy generated in the
city via solar panels, commercial
and residential alike.
The tariff is expected to be in
place by March 1.
This energy will be produced
at $0.32 per kilowatt-hour and
sold back to the private citizen
or business for $0.12 per kilo-
watt-hour.
This full compensation pro-
vides a greater incentive for
long-term investment in renew-
able energy.
Previously, those with solar
panels were only partially reim-
bursed for the energy produced.
Gainesville's feed-in tariff
is modeled after such tariffs al-
ready in place in Europe.
Because it is the first time
such a program has been created
in the U.S., Gainesville's feed-in
tariff has received both national
and international attention.
The tariff was a major topic of
discussion Tuesday at the Florida


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Gainesville Mayor Pegeen Hanrahan listens to a GRU proposal
at the City Commission meeting Thursday night at City Hall.


Alliance for Renewable Energy
conference in Tallahassee.
In a display of international
support, delegates from the
European Photovoltaic Industry
Association attended the confer-
ence in Tallahassee and visited
Gainesville.


The delegates attended a
workshop with GRU Thursday
morning, said Robert Hunzinger,
GRU general manager.
Some of the delegates ex-
pressed their support at the city
commission meeting and their
hopes for the future of renew-


able energy.
"It's a pioneering day," said
Murray Cameron, vice president
of the EPIA.
Cameron praised Gainesville
for being the first to venture into
the solar feed-in tariff, an idea
which he said has seen great
success in Germany.
The feed-in tariff began in
municipalities and grew to the
national level, generating more
jobs today than Germany's coal
industry, Cameron said.
If America follows a similar
pattern, Gainesville may lead the
way to the spread of solar feed-
in tariffs nationwide, he said.
Cameron predicted that if
such a pattern plays out, the U.S.
could be the No. 1 solar power
market within three years.
"The eyes of the solar world
are on you today," Cameron
said.
In addition, Gainesville's so-
lar feed-in tariff is expected to
have several local benefits.
"This will grow the indus-
try," said Wayne Irwin, presi-
dent of Gainesville-based Pure
Energy Solar.
Irwin said his company has
already seen growth in antici-
pation of the new solar feed-in
tariff.
Mayor Pegeen Hanrahan
said if all works out as planned,
the new tariff will bolster
Gainesville's economy and
make the city more environmen-
tally friendly.
"There are very few com-
munities in this country that can
say they will meet the Kyoto
Protocol by 2013," Hanrahan
said.


Some women moved out to avoid getting virus


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said some sorority members think the vi-
rus came from a bad batch of food deliv-
ered to the house.
Brant was the first one to get sick and


went to the emergency room.
"I had to go to Shands
Local because it was late at night
News when I got sick, and I
couldn't go to the infirma-
ry," Brant said. "There was a really long
wait, and it took almost six hours before


I got out."
Jackie Soloff, a UF freshman, said some
women temporarily moved out of the so-
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but the ones that didn't went to stay at
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that five or 10 drinks the week their
event was to occur," Johnson said.
Another issue discussed was the
number of underage drinking strikes
a venue can have before being penal-
ized.
For bars with a maximum occu-
pancy of less than 201, a penalty will
be enforced after more than five inci-
dents of underage drinking, accord-
ing to the agenda.
Bars with maximum occupancy
loads of more than 201 will be pe-
nalized after more than 10 incidents.
The penalty periods will range from
90 days to one year.
"This ordinance is just go-
ing to place undue burden
on responsible business
owners."
Robert Zeller
co-owner, Grog House, XS,
the Copper Monkey and Gator City

If an establishment fails to follow
the Underage Prohibition Order, a
$500 fine may be issued, according to
the agenda.
Continued violation may result in
the arrest of the owner or other em-
ployees.
During public discussion before
the commission's vote, several local
bar and restaurant owners voiced
their opposition of the ordinance.
"This ordinance is just going to
place undue burden on responsible
business owners," said Robert Zeller,
a co-owner of Grog House, XS, the
Copper Monkey and Gator City.
Zeller said he's already doing
his best to crack down on underage
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Editorial
After a week of weather more akin to the wondrous land-
scapes of New Jersey, we can only pray for warmth to
retire our winter wardrobe once and for all. With tem-
peratures dipping into the teens, the Department of Darts &
Laurels dusted off our cat mittens (tail included) and discov-
ered a newfound love for down comforters (uh-maze-ing).
While we crank up our space heaters and sip on some co-
coa, we'll bring you this week's if-it's-so-cold-why-won't-it-
snow-already edition of...



Darts & Laurels
Reports out of Kentucky reveal that the 1.3 million people
left without power after an ice storm may have received taint-
ed food kits from, gasp, FEMA. Specifically, the now-recalled
packages included containers of peanut butter which poten-
tially contain salmonella. The Department of Darts & Laurels
groans as we launch an excuse-us-while-we-feign-surprise
DART at FEMA for its dimwitted emergency meal mishap.
With the government organization still catching flack for
botching recovery efforts along the Gulf Coast, we'd think it
would have proceeded with a bit more caution.
As students in cafeterias statewide continue to devour sug-
ar-laden sweets, one man has emerged with a plan to clean up
their diets. Under the "Farm to School" program, school dis-
tricts will have the opportunity to incorporate locally grown
produce onto their current lunch menus. For helping farmers
and downsizing waistlines, the Department of Darts & Laurels
proudly extends a say-goodbye-to-cookies-and-chips LAUREL
to Florida agricultural commissioner Charles Bronson. And to
think, we only thought he made action movies.
For years the infield at the Preakness was a mecca for alco-
hol-fueled debauchery as "horse racing fans" descended upon
the track armed to the teeth with booze. Word out of Baltimore
informs us that bringing carry-in drinks to the event has now
been replaced with a concert and volleyball tournament. The
Department of Darts & Laurels chucks a think-of-the-local-
liquor-stores DART at Pimlico Race Course for ruining the
time-tested tradition of binge drinking at its finest. We'd hard-
ly be shocked to see Facebook groups spring up over the next
few days calling to eliminate the race as the second leg of the
Triple Crown.
After paying his dues as a practice player and team man-
ager, a Maine student with autism was afforded the oppor-
tunity to suit up for a recent game. In the starting lineup on
"Senior Night," the young man made his presence known
with hard-nosed defense, even scoring a bucket at the buzzer
in the team's winning effort. For his stellar performance on the
hardwood, the Department of Darts & Laurels smiles as we
present a you-truly-are-an-inspiration-to-us-all LAUREL to
Patrick Thibodeau. What makes the story even more compel-
ling is the fact that his father, who recently suffered a stroke,
had to beg, borrow and deal his way out of the hospital just to
see his son play.
For many soon-to-be driving teens, the biggest fear about
getting their license stems from ensuring they can prop-
erly parallel park their car. But for a 68-year-old woman out
of South Korea, the written test continues to throw her for a
loop 771 attempts and counting. The Department of Darts
& Laurels can't help but laugh as we give a why-don't-you-
try-writing-the-answers-on-your-hand DART to "Cha" for
her utter ineptitude with identifying street signs. Even if she
does pass, we can't say we'd be too thrilled to share the road
with her.
Even though Arizona faced Pittsburgh in the Super Bowl,
there was no love lost between one player and fans of the ri-
val team. Dining with his wife and children in Tampa before
the game, Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner covertly paid
the check for a group of Steelers faithful at the restaurant. For
picking up the tab for 20 "Iron City" diners, the Department
of Darts and Laurels passes a we-were-rooting-for-your-dad
LAUREL to the Warner family. Even after achieving stardom
and collecting a hefty paychek, Warner continually sets an ex-
emplary example to be modeled by all professional athletes.
That's all for this week. Try to stay warm.


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Super Bowl commercials not so super


nother Super Bowl came and went, and did any-
thing come from it? Personally, I didn't learn
anything new or surprising.
However, the big game did serve to reaffirm a notion
I have believed in for a long time: Worthwhile American
advertising has lost control of the wheel, pinballed off
two highway guardrails and skidded to a halt beneath a
WWJD billboard.
I watch the Super Bowl for the game itself. For me,
the commercials are usually the hilarious icing on the
cake. The problem with most of these new ads is they
don't really make sense. Many of them tried way too
hard to show us the funny, and all but two of them came
up lame.
The 1-second Miller High Life commercial was ab-
surdly hilarious. This easily missed commercial was
more memorable than any 60-second Pepsi ad.
The other winner of the night was CareerBuilder.com.
Anyone who has ever had a job knows what it's like to
pull into your company's parking lot wanting to scream
your hatred for the building in front of you.
As for dreams of riding seals and snout-punching ko-
alas slurping coffee, I can't say I've ever felt that strong-
ly about a job, but the point remains. CareerBuilder.com
wants to find you a job you enjoy.
An ad should make a relevant point and use the
funny cherry on top to help the audience remember it.
Most times, though, the cherry becomes the base of the
marketing sundae, and that's when advertising gets ri-
diculous.
I can deal with the fact that advertisers want their
clients to stick out in viewers' minds. What's the point
of knowing a company's name if the audience doesn't


know what good or service they're
providing?
In this sense, public enemy No.
1 is Geico.
Does anyone remember what
Geico actually is? Last time I
Adam Wynn checked it was an insurance com-
letters@alligator.org pany, but I'm not sure anymore.
If you didn't know what Geico
was and you tuned in halfway through one of their new
commercials, you would have trouble pinpointing what
service they provide.
Between Billie Jean King and the googly-eyed wad of
money, I can't remember exactly what is "so easy a cave-
man can do it." I see more ads for Geico than for any-
thing else, but the real question is whether they work.
Absolutely not. Geico has irritated me beyond the
point of taking 15 minutes of my life to see if it would
save me 15 bucks a month though I know they
wouldn't, thank you Progressive. In fact, I don't know
anyone who uses Geico.
Way to go, ad wizards, you've driven off potential
clients. Not exactly your goal, was it?
Advertising doesn't have tobe annoying. Commercials
can be weird, obscure or they can make you laugh till
you snort, but does any of that matter if they fail to make
a point?
I like to laugh as much as the next Super Bowl fan,
but commercials shouldn't have to shoulder the entire
burden when Bruce Springsteen's 60-year-old package
thumps against TV sets worldwide.
Adam Wynn is a journalism senior. His column appears
on Fridays.


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Letters to the Editor
Photo too graphic to publish
Have you ever heard the words "jour-
nalism integrity" before? For the last two
years I have watched the Alligator make a
mockery out of journalism, but Thursday's
story is just too much.
I've sat back and read your crass stories
and viewed your questionable pictures,
but what I found on your cover disturbed
me the most. Why would you ever put a
picture of a dead person in your paper, let
alone on the cover?
Where are your ethics? What if that
was your friend, brother or your mother?
Would it then be too much?
If you grabbed a paper only to see your
deceased loved one on the cover, would it
then be too much?
Think about other people besides your
bottom line and your writing staff. I'm not
even a journalism major, but I understand
common sense.


So do us all a favor, put on your big-boy-
writing pants, grow up and stop going for
pure shock value.
I understand that the Alligator is strug-
gling this semester, but exploiting a corpse
is not the way to fix it.
Mallory Ryska
UF student

Alligator should be ashamed of photo
In regards to Thursday's front cover
photo I am disgusted that the Alligator de-
cided in its infinite wisdom to publish such
a blatant disregard for respect of the dead.
The gory portions of the crime scene are
thankfully undetectable in the photo, but I
am baffled that a "photo-journalist" could
shamelessly snap that sight.
The collective staff at the Alligator
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Stimulus will ensure future prosperity
I would like to respond to Johnathan
Lott's column regarding public schools. As a
side note in his column Lott wrote, "I'm still
not sure how spending over $100 billion in
deficit money on education will be a short-
term economic stimulus."
I take great issue with the implication that
this stimulus should be spent solely for short
term gains. The economic stimulus plan does
need to immediately boost our economy. It
does need to put people to work now, but it
also needs to ensure that we won't face this
problem again in the future.
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education funding. We don't have to look
further than our own colleges here at UF to
see the negative effects of the budget cuts.
Then, I would encourage you to look
beyond the bubble of our campus and see
the immense difficulties facing truly under-
funded schools across America.
If you give a man a fish, you have fed
him for today. If you teach a man to fish,
you have fed him for a lifetime. It's time we
teach our country to fish. It's time to prop-
erly fund our schools so that every child has
equal access to a good education and every
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GPD to receive


40 new Tasers
By JACQUELYN WEINER
Alligator Contributing Writer

The Gainesville Police Department will receive 40 Taser guns
after the City Commission approved a proposal at Thursday's
meeting.
The cost for the Tasers and other equipment will be $47,000 or
less and will come from the Federal Law Enforcement Contraband
Forfeiture Fund, consisting of money seized during drug raids.
The current balance of the fund is
Gainesville City $1,887,015.
Commission "This is not a matter of your taxes,"
om GPD spokesman Keith Kameg said. "This
is drug dealers' money that we took."
The seized money will fund 40 Taser International Inc. X 26E
Advanced Tasers and accessories like holsters and batteries.
"We've had Tasers for a while now," she said. "We're just buy-
ing more," said City Commissioner Jeanna Mastrodicasa.
Kameg said about 60 officers have Tasers. GPD hopes all of its
200 to 225 officers have Tasers by mid-2010.
"They have proven to be very successful. These Tasers have
actually cut back on our own injuries," Kameg said.


The Progress Party's Student Body presidential
candidate, Sen. Ben Dictor, said he believes the viola-
tions were filed in retaliation to his and other Progress
Party members leaving the Orange and Blue Party.
"We left the party for these reasons," he said.
"Frankly, I think the Orange and Blue members who
filed the violations are trying to muscle us out of the
election."
Meanwhile, Unite Party presidential candidate
Jordan Johnson spoke with more than 10 UF or-
ganizations starting mid-January, including the
Black Student Union, sorority and fraternity houses,
the Jewish Student Union, the Hispanic Students
Association and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
"I made sure to follow the rules," Johnson said,
adding he wasn't promoting himself or the party, but
told students about slating and the importance of the
upcoming election.
Dictor and the Orange and Blue Party's presiden-
tial candidate Sen. Mark McShera said they have also
visited different student groups.
Dictor said the Progress Party is targeting smaller
groups, such as UF's video game club, which are of-
ten overlooked.
He also said two Progress Party members asked
random students on campus for their input on issues,
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Facebook, Web sites and even a YouTube video
have all been used as a free source to gain student
support.
"We're running on people power," Dictor said,
joking about how he asked his dad for $20,000 for the
campaign and was turned down.
"Student Government shouldn't be reserved for
the financial elite who can afford to buy votes," he
said. "(Facebook) is very available
and very affordable."
Both the Unite Party and the
Orange and Blue Party have Web
sites and Facebook groups.
The Keg Party plans to put up
its Facebook page within the next
week, presidential candidate Frank
Dictor Walch said.
Meanwhile Unite Party President
Will Harrell posted a YouTube video in the party's
Facebook group.
"We've received a lot of feedback," said Harrell,
the star of the video. "So there are more to come in
the future."
The Keg Party, which is slating candidates for the
executive ticket but not for Senate seats, also plans to
use creative tactics to reach the student body, Walch
said.
Walch said he has proposed placing a root beer
keg in Turlington Plaza next to the Dean of Students
Office.






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Rush captures lecture audience with comedic relief


By MARA RUDOLPH
Alligator Contributing Writer

In a small production room in
ivy-covered Bryan Hall, a moppy-
haired man clad in a blue long-
sleeved collared shirt and dark
jeans appears on eight different
screens.
"Oh director," he calls.
Many people would identify
the phrase as part of the regular
vocabulary of Mark Rush, profes-
sor of microeconomics at UF.
The eight on-screen clones of
Rush stand in front of a chalky
blackboard, speaking excitedly
about the "Midterm party" he is
throwing.
He announces to his students
that along with pencils, they should
B.Y.O.B. Bring your own brain.
Chuckles emerge from the lec-
ture hall with fewer than 100 peo-
ple in the audience.
But Rush's lectures also reach
nearly 2,000 students via the
Internet.
Since he started teaching at UF
in 1982, Rush has become widely
recognized for his humorous lec-
tures and quips with "the direc-
tor," who oversees the filming of
Rush's class.
Rush even has a Facebook group
dedicated to him the "Dr. Mark
Rush is a God" group.
He said it is difficult to walk
around campus without being rec-
ognized and stopped.
Rush described his teaching


UF economics professor Mark Rush poses in his office in Matherly Hall on Thursday afternoon.
UF economics professor Mark Rush poses in his office in Matherly Hall on Thursday afternoon.


philosophy as simple: a blend of
lectures and laughs.
Because his class is largely
based on students watching the
Web lectures on their own time, he
uses moments of comedic relief to
keep them focused.
"There is not the same degree
of attachment," he said, comparing
online courses with those only in
the classroom. "If I make my lec-
tures more entertaining, they are
more inclined to watch."


Much of the entertainment
comes from the daily dueling be-
tween Rush and Anthony Bouton,
better known as the director.
Bouton never shows his face on
camera, but this doesn't stop him
from firing insults from his studio
in the back.
Though the director often serves
as the scapegoat for Rush's jokes,
the two have worked together for
nearly a decade, and this comedic
routine is just part of the show.


"His humor helps the students.
It relaxes them and refocuses their
attention. He just knows how to
use the media to do it," Bouton
said of Rush.
Rush has had a lot of time to
perfect his comedy routine in his
30 years of teaching.
Originally from California,
he got his bachelor's degree at
California State University at
Hayward.
Before graduating, Rush, then


a chemistry major, dropped out
to become an eligibility worker,
which was when he discovered the
applicability of economics.
"I realized economics wasn't
just this theory. It had a lot of real-
world relevance," he said.
Rush later applied to the
University of Rochester, where he
earned a doctorate degree in eco-
nomics.
He taught at the University of
Pittsburgh for three years before
transferring to UF. He has lived
in Florida happily since then with
his college sweetheart, Susan, and
their three children.
Over the past year, Rush re-
newed his dedication to healthy
living and lost 50 pounds after
grappling with his weight since he
was a child.
He cut down on many of
his regular foods and switched
from drinking his favorite soda,
Mountain Dew, to Diet Mountain
Dew.
"I was very diligent," he said.
"It does suck if the high point of
your day that you reach is 10 min-
utes after you wake up when you
step on the scale to see if you lost
weight."
Rush is now not only recognized
for his humor, but for his 50-pound
weight loss, achieved without an
extreme exercise routine.
"I'd rather do other stuff," he
said, "like dream up ways to tor-
ture students. That's time well
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By CHRISTOPHER YAZBEC
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It looked for a while like UF might get
caught looking ahead on Thursday night at
Southeastern Conference doormat Alabama.
Not so much.
The No. 11 Gators (21-2, 7-1 SEC) trailed
for most of the first half, but in the final 6:49
before the break, UF stole the game away and
never looked back en route to a 92-71 victory
over the Crimson Tide (12-11, 0-8 SEC).
The win marks the best start for a UF team
after 23 games.
It also sets up a showdown with No. 12
Tennessee (17-5, 6-2 SEC) on Sunday at 5
p.m. in the O'Connell Center. The game will
be shown to a national television audience on
ESPN2.
"Any time you can go on the road in this
league and win, you've got to take your bags
and get back on the plane
Sand get home as quickly as
you can and be thankful," UF
coach Amanda Butler said.
Women's The Gators trailed 30-26
Basketball against the Crimson Tide and
were playing porous defense
until they finally woke up and seized con-
trol.
UF tightened up defensively and finished
the first half on a 22-5 run to take a 48-35 lead
to the locker room.
The Gators' bench ignited the spark dur-
ing the run. Centers Aneika Henry (7) and
Azania Stewart (6), and guard Trumae Lucas
(5) tallied a combined 18 points in the first
half.
"One of our game goals was for our bench
to score at least 30 points, and when we put
it up there, I thought, 'Gosh, that might be a
little lofty goal,'" Butler said.
It wasn't, as the Gators' bench recorded
32.
Sha Brooks, who started slow and had 10
points in the first half, seemingly could not
miss in the second half.
The senior guard lit it up from 3-point
range, shooting 6 of 9 from distance. She fin-
ished with 29 points, just 2 shy of her career
high.
"She hit that first one, and I said, 'Here we
go,'" Butler said.
"That's kind of Sha's measuring stick.
She's one of the best point guards in the coun-
try."
Junior guard Steffi Sorensen also provided
big shots from deep, going 4 of 5 from long
range and totaling 15 points.
UF followed up its record-setting 13


3-pointers on Sunday by shooting 11 of 17
from behind the arc against Alabama.
The Gators must now welcome the
Volunteers to town on Sunday, the first game
in a stretch where UF will face three of the top
six SEC teams.
Tennessee coach Pat Summitt, who
reached her 1,000th career win Thursday
night by dismantling Georgia, commented
in her weekly teleconference Wednesday on
UF's success this season.


"I haven't had a chance to really watch
them, but just looking at their numbers and
how they're playing, clearly (Butler's) got
her team playing great basketball," Summitt
said.
"I think just their toughness and how they
come at people, everyone's talking about just
their aggressiveness offensively and defen-
sively. They're certainly playing well together
from everything that I've heard."
A radio broadcast contributed to this report.


Harrison Diamond/ Alligator Staff
UF coach Amanda Butler talks to guard Trumae Lucas during the Gators' 75-54 win
against Mississippi on Jan. 25 in the O'Connell Center.


By JOSEPH R. HOLZER
Alligator Writer

In its last home dual match
before heading north for indoor
play, the UF men's tennis team
improved to 5-0 on Thursday.
The No. 7 Gators defeated
Central Florida 6-1 amid a chilly
wind blowing through Linder
Stadium. They have played the
Knights (3-2) every year since
2001, winning all nine matches.
"I thought we played a good
match under difficult condi-
tions," UF coach Andy Jackson
said. "We needed to develop our
depth, and it gave us a chance to
do that."
With Carlos Cueto and Johnny
Hamui sitting out, Erik Corace


and Daniel Cash took courts 5
and 6, respectively.
Cash and Corace won their
doubles match 8-3. In singles,
Cash beat Danny Colon 6-2,
6-4, while Corace lost to Eugene
Dolgovykh 7-6 (7-1), 6-3.
"Both of them were good in
doubles, and Daniel was good in
singles, so it gives us confidence
that we have other options,"
Jackson said.
"We play four matches in six
days, and the likelihood one of
those guys will have to play is
high."
Cash, son of 1987 Wimbledon
champion Pat Cash, was excited
about his first start of the season.
He said his game has improved
by taking a more aggressive ap-
proach.


"It's just recently that I've
been coming in (toward the
net)," the junior said. "I enjoy it
a lot more.
"We haven't had much
success at Illinois, so
it's going to be a big
challenge for us."
Andy Jackson
UF men's tennis coach

"It was my first match in a
while, so I was a little bit ner-
vous. But I'm happy to be out
there again."
Alex Lacroix played Court 1
for the second time this season,
defeating Johan Beigart 6-2, 6-2.
The sophomore was coming off


three consecutive wins over top-
100 players.
Lacroix remains humble
about his recent success, though.
He acknowledged that having
Cueto and Hamui in the lineup
is necessary for the team to con-
tinue winning.
"When I get a chance to play
No. 1, I do it and try to do my
best," he said. "I just do my job."
UF will head to Champaign,
Ill., on Tuesday to face No. 13
Illinois before the Intercollegiate
Tennis Association Indoor
Championships begin Feb. 13 in
Chicago.
"We haven't had much suc-
cess at Illinois, so it's going to be
a big challenge for us," Jackson
said.
"We're excited about it."


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UF heads


to LSU

By EUGENIO TORRENS
Alligator Writer

The first road meet of the sea-
son for the No. 8 UF gymnastics
team didn't go nearly as well as
the team would've liked: They
lost for the first time in school his-
tory against Arkansas.
Tonight, the Gators (3-1, 2-1
Southeastern Conference) will be
competing in Baton Rouge, La.,
for their second road meet of the
season against No. 11 LSU.
The two schools have a tight
history. The Gators own a 52-28
series record over the Tigers (6-2,
1-2 SEC). But since 1995, 19 meet-
ings have been decided by less
than half a point.
If the Gators want to win their
first road meet of the season, they
may need to
avoid a collapse
like the one they
suffered against
the Razorbacks
in Fayetteville,
Ark., on Jan. 23.
The team had
Smith a 0.525-point
lead heading
into the last event, balance beam,
against the Razorbacks. Three falls
later spelled a loss for UF.
"On beam, we just need to start
having confidence and obviously
make our routines with minimal
deductions so we can get higher
than 195 scores," junior Maranda
Smith said.
The team has scored 195.425
and 195.925 the last two meets (1-
1), respectively, after scoring 196.5
in the first two (2-0).
"We just need to get through
our competition with lots of con-
fidence and hitting 24-for-24 rou-
tines to prove ourselves," Smith
said. "If we can go to some other
team, with their fans yelling and
still perform really well and get
9.9s and above, then that just helps
our confidence overall."
UF coach Rhonda Faehn said
she wants her team to compete ag-
gressively "no matter what."
Aggressive competition comes
from confidence, and a road win
would certainly go a long way to-
ward boosting morale.
"It's very important to always
get a road win," Smith said.
"Not only is it important for
our confidence, but we also need
to know how to compete when
we're not in front of our home
crowd, when maybe a crowd is
against us."
Because UF is the visiting team,
it will open the meet with uneven
bars, statistically the team's stron-
gest event.
The Gators come in ranked as
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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2009 0 ALLIGATOR, 13


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


Victor


ry Church


SAn upbeat church with focus
on college life. Victory UF in
Turlington Thurs/Fri 12-2pm.
SFriday Night Live variety show
I @ 8pm. Sunday Service @
10:30am. Call for a ride.
352-371-7800
victorychurch.us






New Life Community
Chapel
New Life Community Chapel
Westside Park Rec. Center
Sundays at 10:30 AM
www.newlifecommunitychapel.
org Phone: (352) 214-4462




Church of All Worlds,
Florida
Interfaith family with Neopa-
gan roots. Meets Sundays @
11 am. 352-378-9659
cawflorida@yahoo.com
www.cawflorida.org






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




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


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


*OOPARKINGOOO
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


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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-$754 2/2-$440/person 3/3-$350/person
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


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-Your home away from home.
-Friday Night Live!
-Services & Shabbat Dinner.
-7:30pm Spring Semester
-352-336-5877; 2021 NW
5th Ave.
-(5 blocks north of the sta-
dium)
-www.JewishGator.com




Grace United
Methodist Church
Sunday Bible Study 9:30am
Sunday Worship 9:00 &
10:45
9325 W. Newberry Rd.
352-332-8770 gracefl.org
www.facebook.dj/passport

Southwest United
Methodist Church
Open and inclusive, familay
away from home, Informal
Traditional Worthsip, Classes
and activities will be planned
using student input.
Sunday worship 10:45am
2400 SW Williston Rd
352-378-4931

First United Methodist
Traditional Sunday Worship
8:25am and 10:55am. All
Ages Sunday School Groups -
9:45am.
Wednesday Dinner ($2
Students) and Classes 5:30-
7:30pm
419 NE 1 st St. www.fumcgnv.org
(352) 372-8523


Sundays at 9:30am and
Wednesdays at 7pm practi-
cal application from God's
word, plus service projects,
large group events, free meals,
and much more... (directions
and events calendar at
www.gatorsforchrist.org)




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

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







For more information
contact Kaela Hill, Alligator
Advertising,
at 376.4482.



Sinependent ori

alligator


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
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! W/D 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


NOW FULLY FURNISHED/ALL-INCLUSIVE

Introductory rates starting at $529!
Visit our models and sign for Fall 09

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

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.







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

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

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

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
1 BRs 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







14, ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2009


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

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

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

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

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

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

Available NOW
1BR/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


University Terrace West
1 Female needed $325/mo
Lease through July 2009
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

01 BR/1 BA w/lg STUDY Great Location*
1blk to UF/Shands Avail Now! Energy effi-
cient, some utils. Very spacious, carpet, de-
cal park Prefer grad student/mature. $650.
postj@bellsouth.net 376-0080, 284-3873
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, privacy
fenced yard, W/D provided, 3413 NW 8th
Ave. $1600/mo. Screened back porch, other
houses available. 339-2342 for more info.
2-13-09-24-2


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


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


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


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

AVAILABLE AUGUST 1
4BR/3BA large house with large bedrooms.
House only 4 yrs old. Fireplace, washer/dry-
er provided, vaulted ceilings. 2108 NW 8th
Court. $1575/mo. 339-2342 for directions.
2-6-09-17-2

AVAILABLE AUGUST 1
4BR/2BA, nice modern house on large pri-
vate lot. Fireplace, washer/dry provided.
$1425/mo. 2606 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, fireplace, washer/dryer provided, wd
floors. Yard area for grill, etc. 1 blk from cam-
pus, attached to rental house w/separate en-
trance. 106 SW 12th St. $525/mo 339-2342
2-13-09-17-2

*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/1 BA 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
352-339-4862
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/1BA 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,1b 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



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 2-12-09-5-2



1BR apt. w/pvt gated courtyard located in
small proffesional complex @ 3320 SW 23d
St. Single, mature applicants only. $550.00/
mo small pets ok @ $25.00/mo 352 377-
2150 Please leave a msg. 2-19-09-10-2



*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
2-19-09-20-2



Beautiful, spacious 4/4 2 blocks from UF in
Oxford Terrace. $550/month incl. washer/
dryer, electricity, water, cable, and internet.
Bus comes every 10 min. Avail in August.
Call Amy (954) 536-2052 for more info.
2-25-14-2



BRAND NEW Cricket Club
Phase II, 2BR/2BA Condo
gated,pool,fitness center,W/D
$1100/mo,call mario 352-219-4426
or jmacmaster@e-techservices.com 2-19-
10-2






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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


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$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
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Just go to
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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
01BR 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-
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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


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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
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sponsible mature individual. $425-$450/mo
+ utils. Barandywine on Archer Rd. yttek@
yttek@hotmail.com or 305-332-6566 2-6-
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

1 bedroom for rent in 4/2 house near Gville
PI. $400 everything included (elect, cable,
internet). Looking for mature M or F Flexible
lease period. 727-420-5699 2-12-09-5-4



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

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

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





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


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

3BR/2BA Foreclosure! $11,000! Only $199/
Mo! 5% down 15 years @ 8% apr. Buy, 4/
BR $259/Mo! for listings (800)366-9783 Ext
5798. 2-6-1-5


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BIG LOT SMALLEST PRICE 12 acres just
$99,900. Best neighborhood in Tallahassee
area! Rare spacious country living close
to everything! Great for kids w/horse privi-
leges. Best Price EVER, A Must See. Great
Financing (866)938-1521 2-6-1-5


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NOW $39,900 (was $139,900). Rare op-
portunity to own beautiful view homesite in
area's finest golf community- NOW for frac-
tion of it's value. Paved roads, water, sewer,
all infrastructure complete! Golf front lots
available at comparable savings! Low rate
financing. Call now (866)334-3253, x 2155
2-6-1-5

Timber Company Liquidation! 50 TO 500+
ACRES. Own prime WV acerage at frac-
tion of value! Timber Company liquidating
over 33,000 acres! So many deer & turkey,
natives call them pests! Mountian streams,
wildlife ponds, spectacular views, mean-
dering trails. Recreational paradise! Own
for $1,300 to $2,000 per acres! Perfect for
camp/cabin! Financing. Call (877)261-4868,
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NOW is the time to buy your TENNESSEE
lake property. Four seasons & no state in-
come tax. Call Lakeside Realty (888)291-
5253 or visit www.lakesiderealty-tn.com
2-6-1-5

VIRGINIA MOUNTIANS Brand new luxury
cabin! On river, private 5 acres, great fishing,
ready to move In! Bank Financing. $349,500.
Call owner (866)789-8535 2-6-1-5


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
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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 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


METAL ROOFING. 40yr Warranty-Buy di-
rect from manufacturer 30/colors in stock,
w/all accessories. Quick turn around.
Delivery available. Gulf Coast Supply & Mfg,
(888)393-0335 www.GulfCoastSupply.com
2-6-1-10

100% RECESSION PROOF! Do you earn
$800 in a day? 25 Local Machines and Candy
$9,995.(888)629-9968 B02000033 CALL
US: We will not be undersold! 2-6-1-10

STEEL BUILDING SALE- Low As $3.89/
SF. Commercial 30 Year Warranty. Church
Family Life Centers. Garages, Warehouses,
Mini-Storage, Factory Erection. Field Service
From Our Representative (800)720-6857.
2-6-1-10


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

*****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 NW 13thStreet www.swampcycles.com
4-22-72-11

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


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

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

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


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


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


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

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.
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

DONATE YOUR VEHICLE RECEIVE
$1000 GROCERY COUPON UNITED
BREAST CANCER FOUNDATION Free
Mammograms, Breast Cancer Info www.
ubcf.info FREE Towing, Tax Deductible, Non-
Runners Accepted, (888)468-5964. 2-6-1-
12

Police Impounds! 97 Honda Accord $500! 94
Toyota Camry $600! 95 Honda Accord $800!
for listings call (800)366-9813 Ext 9275 2-6-
1-12

Police Impounds for Sale! 95 Honda Civic
$800! 98 VW Jetta $900! for listings call
(800)366-9813 Ext 9271 2-6-1-12


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 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-
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18, ALLIGATORS FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2009


NEVER A DOUBT


Junior left fielder to play with second ACL tear


By KYLE MAISTRI
Alligator Staff Writer
kmaistri@alligator.org

Five minutes of tears washed away four
months of dreams.
In September, UF junior left fielder
Francesca Enea was, once again, diagnosed
with a torn ACL in her right knee.
The doctor wanted her to undergo sur-
gery and forgo her junior season.
"I started to cry because I'm a crybaby,
and after he saw me cry, he said, 'Well let's
get an MRI and see how it looks just to see
what you can do,'" Enea said.
The meniscus wasn't torn, which meant
Enea could play on it, but the doctor


warned her about further damaging the
knee if she chose not to sit out.
For the second time in her college ca-
reer, Enea had to decide whether or not to
play on a torn ACL.
UF coach Tim Walton tried to educate
her on the pros and cons of playing and
redshirting, but the decision was hers.
"Really, she gave me the options,"
Walton said. "She said, 'There's no way
that I'm not playing this season,' and that
was it."
The Gators start their schedule Feb. 6
when Baylor comes to Gainesville for a
three-game series. Enea will be penciled in
for her usual spot in the lineup batting


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UF left fielder Francesca Enea runs to third base during the Gators' 6-1 win against
LSU at Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium on Mar. 29, 2008.


fourth and playing left field. She will wear
a brace on her right knee for the first time
since her freshman season.

Hard Times
During fall practice, Enea and the rest
of the outfielders took part in a drill de-
signed to work on throwing runners out.
Walton hit a deep fly ball, and Enea got
under it, readying herself to fire the ball to
whichever base the runner was heading.
"When I hit the ball to her in the out-
field, it was just a routine drill, and she
made a funny move, and I immediately
got this feeling in the pit of my stomach
that said she just tore her ACL," Walton
remembered. "She finished practice, went
about her day, hit and didn't say another
word."
Enea went through a normal week of
workouts on her sore knee before decid-
ing to get an MRI. It was then the doctor
told her she had a partial tear of the ACL.
And after those five minutes of crying, he
told her she could continue to play with-
out missing any time if she wore a brace.
It was a familiar trade-off for Enea, who
played the second half of her freshman
season with a support on her knee.
That first injury occurred after she
collided with former UF pitcher Stacey
Stevens going for a pop-up near first base.
Given a similar choice, Enea decided to
postpone surgery and took the necessary
month off before returning to the field.
The now second-team All-American
finished her freshman season with a .227
average and just six home runs before go-
ing under the knife June 6, 2007 a date
Enea remembers exactly when asked about
her surgery.
"It was a learning experience for me,
and I always keep that year in the back of
my mind to remind me how bad I could
do," she said.
In addition to her on-the-field struggles,
the Woodland Hills, Calif., native was hav-
ing a hard time fitting in with her team-
mates. They thought she was too girly and
teased her for putting on makeup before
practices and games.
"I didn't know how to cope with the in-
jury and cope with the transitional stage,"
Enea said.
"I loved all my teammates, but I was
new and I wasn't that close with any of
them. Even before the injury, I was having
problems trying to fit in.
"With all those things going on and
being so far away from home, it was re-
ally hard for me to try to figure out who
I was at the time. I think it all came down
on softball, and I put a lot of pressure on
myself."

Finding Herself
Enea spent the off-season rehabbing
and returned to school ready to make her
sophomore year memorable for the right
reasons.
The Gators won an NCAA-record 70
games behind ace Stacey Nelson and the
most explosive offense in school history.
Enea was right in the middle of that
lineup and finished the season hitting .336
with 17 home runs and 64 RBIs.
UF's cleanup hitter had become the


player everyone thought she would be,
and the team chemistry seemed to build
itself.
In the biggest home series of the season,
UF swept LSU, breaking an 11-game los-
ing streak to the Tigers. After the final 7-0
win, Enea fielded questions about the two-
run home run she blasted and the bright
sun in left field. She explained the long
ball humbly, saying that she got lucky and
hit it over the fence.
As for the sun? Tan lines, not line drives,
were the biggest problem.
Enea was still the same girly-girl, but
her teammates now embraced her bubbly
personality.
"Now they ask me, 'Franny, do you
have eyeliner I can borrow?"' she said.
"Well, what do you want? I have all dif-
ferent kinds."

Ready to Lead
The close-knit team of a year ago is
returning every player except for one -
right fielder Mary Ratliff, who was the
team's emotional leader.
Their historic 2008 run has carried ex-
citement and expectations into 2009. The
Gators are ranked No. 1 in the nation
and expected to follow up last season's
Women's College World Series semifinal
loss with a national championship.
"I just couldn't miss out on this sea-
son," Enea said. "We're projected to win
the World Series. I just can't see myself
sitting on the bench not participating. It's
just too weird."
It's that kind of attitude that makes
Ratliff confident the team won't miss a
beat in her absence.
Enea's hard work and determination to
stay on the field is motivational to a team
looking to avoid an untimely fall from
grace.
"With Francesca, the only way you
find out she's injured is somebody telling
you like a doctor's diagnosis because
she's not really somebody who lets it slow
her down," Ratliff explained. "She doesn't
let it get to her mentally. She hasn't taken
any days off, and she doesn't expect any
kind of special treatment. She's ready to
play and ready to get through it again this
season."
Walton describes his junior slugger as
a fierce competitor who will "run through
the wall to catch the ball" to help her team
win.
He admitted the ACL injury likely kept
Enea from superstar production during
her freshman year, but he hasn't seen any
signs that she has taken a step back this
time around.
If Enea were to re-injure her knee and
found herself unable to play, Ratliff knows
she would still be a huge contributor.
"Something that is overlooked is how
she helps out teammates," Ratliff said.
"She's the first one to be there to hug some-
body or tell them that it's OK. She's some-
one who likes to take care of other people,
no matter who it is older, younger, best
friend, somebody she doesn't talk to a
lot she's always looking to help out. It
doesn't matter who you are, she wants to
make sure you're doing well on a personal
level."
For five minutes, her statistical produc-
tion was in doubt.
Her value to the team never was.






FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2009 U ALLIGATOR, 19


UF to deal with lofty preseason expectations


SOFT, from page 20


nior on the team last year, but this
season, four of the team's seven
seniors will take the field as start-
ers. Three of them Nelson, first
baseman Ali Gardiner and center
fielder Kim Waleszonia were
named to the 2009 USA Softball
Collegiate Player of the Year
Preseason Watch List.
The Gators have the talent
necessary to make it deep into
the postseason, but senior catch-
er Kristina Hilberth emphasized
UF's focus on taking the regular
season one game and one series
at a time.


"Every team that comes
out here is going to play their
best game or like they're at the
Women's College World Series,"
Hilberth said.
"And that's
good for us.
It means that
there's not
one day that
we can throw
our gloves out
Waleszonia on the field.
Even when we
weren't at the level that we are
now, we tried to maintain that
mentality, and now, we're going
to be forced to."
Walton, who won a national


championship as a baseball play-
er at Oklahoma and served as the
assistant coach on the Sooners'
national title softball team, said
he plans to use his experience
to help his players deal with the
preseason hype and the pressure
that comes with being the na-
tion's top-ranked team.
"It's not where you start. It's
where you finish. That's all that
really matters," Walton said.
"We're going to play with that
intensity, that mentality, the tar-
get on our back every day wheth-
er we're ranked No. 1, No. 2, No.
10, it doesn't really matter. You
won't see a difference in the way
we play at all."


Allen out for rest of season with knee injury


HOOPS, from page 20


freshman Eloy Vargas could see more minutes while
Chaney recovers. The coach plans to use the time to
experiment with different frontcourt lineups.
Don't be surprised if Dan Werner and Chandler
Parsons play together on the block when UF plays
Kentucky on Feb. 10.
"There are times when playing Dan and Chandler
together give us an edge offensively because we can
kind of space the floor and those are two good ball
handling and passing guys," Donovan said.
Though the combination of Werner and Parsons
gives the Gators more offensive firepower, their in-
ability to guard bigger, more athletic post players
may be too much to overcome defensively.
"You give up a lot on the defensive end of the
floor," Donovan said. "You play some zone to mask
it, but you still have to rebound the ball."
Donovan has moved away from his traditional


man-to-man defense in recent weeks in favor of a
matchup zone that has helped the Gators camou-
flage their lack of defensive speed.
The coach said he has also tinkered with the idea
of playing center Alex Tyus alongside Kenny Kadji.
"You rebound the ball better, but maybe you're
not quite the scoring team you
could be," Donovan said. "Doing
some unconventional things with
the lineup is something that could
Men's possibly help us."
Basketball ALLEN DONE FOR SEASON:
Sophomore Adam Allen is now of-
ficially done for the year.
Allen was hopeful that he may have been able to
recover from the knee injury that has sidelined him
this season in time to make it back on the floor this
year, but Donovan said Thursday that Allen will be
taking a medical redshirt.
"He is definitely, for sure, not playing this year,"
Donovan said.


EVAN, from page 20

How did Meyer respond?
After stewing all summer
in the memory of that embar-
rassing celebration, Meyer's
Gators nearly hung half-a-
hundred on Georgia and
twisted the knife by calling
two timeouts in the last min-
ute of a 49-10 slaughter.
This summer, Meyer
has two recruiting failures
and the taunts of a rookie
Southeastern Conference
coach to keep his playmak-
ing brain occupied. If the
Gators dropped 59 points
on the Volunteers two years
ago without any motiva-
tion other than a rivalry
game, imagine what they
will do to a team without
a quarterback next season.
And it turns out Kiffin's
claims weren't even factual.
He must have been high on
the love he has been get-
ting from Tennessee boost-
ers for taking Richardson
and Teague from UF that he
couldn't help but embellish a
little.
UF athletics director
Jeremy Foley released a state-
ment Thursday to deal with
the news that had already
begun to explode online. The
statement was, well, emphat-
ic, to say the least.
After confirming there
was no rule violation with


the SEC, Foley went on to
defend his coach and all but
trash Kiffin.
"It is obvious that Coach
Kiffin doesn't know that
there is not a rule precluding
phone contact with a pros-
pect during an official visit
on another campus during a
contact period," Foley said.
"His allegations are inappro-
priate, out of line and, most
importantly, totally false. It
is completely unfair to Urban
Meyer, our coaching staff,
our football program and our
institution."
If you've been looking for
drama, you found it.
This has the potential to be
bigger than Georgia's celebra-
tion debacle simply because
the coach can't deny intent
this time. Kiffin apologized
later on Thursday, saying he
was just putting on a show
for donors and alumni and
didn't mean to offend any-
one at UF, but he can't take
the words back. Behind every
joke, there is some truth.
Questions about Kiffin
will be the first thing Meyer
hears at his next press confer-
ence. They'll be the first thing
he hears after UF walks over
Troy in Week 2.
And Kiffin will be the last
thing Meyer thinks about be-
fore going to sleep on Sept.
18.
On Sept. 19, Kiffin will be
the one having nightmares.


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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2009


ALLIGATOR
www.alligatorSports.org


Record-breaking Gators open season against Baylor


By ADAM BERRY
Alligator Staff Writer
aberry@alligator org

After finishing 70-5 and rewrit-
ing the school's record book last
year, coach Tim Walton knew his
team would enter this season with
a target on its back.
So when the UF softball team
resumed practice on Jan. 5, Walton
outfitted his team in blue shirts
complete with orange bull's eyes
clearly visible on the back.
"I'm not one of those who wants
to dodge the bullet," Walton said.
"What we're trying to work on
and learn is how to play with that
(target) and to play with a chip on
our shoulders, because we need to
be the best every day."
In 2008, UF was the best it
had ever been, breaking or tying
32 school records and setting the
NCAA record for most wins in
a season, and five Gators were
named All-Americans.
When No. 1 UF opens its sea-
son tonight at 6 against Baylor,
the team won't have to look far
to be reminded of the success it
enjoyed last year. Insignias com-
Harrison Diamond/ Alligator Staff memorating the team's Women's
UF pitcher Stacey Nelson throws a pitch during the Gators' 6-1 win against LSU in Katie Seashole Pressly College World Series run and
second Southeastern Conference
championship now adorn the


UF MEN'S BASKETBALL

Chaney out 2-3 weeks


By MIKE DiFERDINANDO
Alligator Staff Writer
mdiferdinando@alligator.org

UF coach Billy Donovan revealed
Thursday that freshman power for-
ward Allan Chaney will be out two to
three weeks with a stress fracture in
his left heel.
"He won't be able to practice or
play in the game against Kentucky
right now," Donovan said.
Donovan said the injury was disap-
pointing and that Chaney had begun
to work his way into the rotation in
recent games.
"That's not good for us practicing
and going forward because I really
thought he was starting to do some
good things, and he was starting to
do some things in practice where I
was gaining some more confidence
and giving him some more minutes,"


Donovan said.
Chaney was averaging 3.1 points
and 2.2 rebounds in a little more than
10 minutes of play per game this year.
"Hopefully, someone else in our
frontcourt can step up and give us
some more minutes," Donovan said.
The injury occurred during the first
half of UF's 97-93 win against South
Carolina on Tuesday night.
Chaney scored 2 points and
dished out two assists against the
Gamecocks.
"Now, with Allan being out, that
eliminates a power forward for us the
next couple of weeks," Donovan said.
"So I think logically Ray (Shipman)
getting some more minutes seems to
be the next logical thing for us, and
he's got to respond well here in prac-
tice the next three or four days."
Donovan also said that 6-foot-10
SEE HOOPS, PAGE 19


Well, that was stupid.
First-year Tennessee coach
Lane Kiffin has just made himself
public enemy No. 1 in Gainesville with his
mindless bragging to the Volunteers faith-
ful Thursday morning.
After snagging two big recruits from
Urban Meyer and the Gators Pahokee
wideout Nu'Keese Richardson and Paris
(Tenn.) defensive back Marsalis Teague -
the Vols' new kid on the block asked for
serious trouble.
Kiffin told a crowd that Meyer illegally
tried to contact Richardson over the phone
while Richardson was on an official visit to
Knoxville last weekend. Kiffin said Meyer
calling Richardson while the recruit was in
Tennessee is not allowed.
After that, Kiffin boldly made this com-
ment:


left-field fence of Katie Seashole
Pressly Stadium.
The Gators are looking to add
a few more decorations to the sta-
dium's walls this season.
Reigning SEC Pitcher of the
Year Stacey Nelson said the team's
first goal, timeline-wise, is another
conference championship, but she
and her teammates are not shy to
say that their goal this year is a na-
tional championship.
"What we're trying to work
on and learn is how to
play with that (target) and
to play with a chip on our
shoulders, because we
need to be the best every
day."
Tim Walton
UF softball coach

UF's title run last year ended
with a 1-0 loss in the Women's
College World Series semifinals
to Texas A&M, but after retaining
all but one key player on last sea-
son's squad, Nelson understands
the importance of finishing what
the team started last year.
Mary Ratliff was the only se-
SEE SOFT, PAGE 19


"I love the fact that
Urban had to cheat
and he still didn't get
him."
Calling Meyer a
cheater? Idiotic.
Evan Drexler Calling Meyer a
cheater and bragging
The Drex Factor about your conquest?
edrexler@alligator org Suicide.
Getting Urban
Meyer angry has not exactly proven suc-
cessful. Just ask Mark Richt.
Two seasons ago, the Georgia coach
told his team to celebrate after scoring
its first touchdown against UF. While he
didn't plan for his entire sideline to clear
and dance in the end zone, that's what his
team did.
SEE EVAN, PAGE 19


* We've got more coverage of the softball team
inside. For Kyle Maistri's feature on Francesca
Enea, check out Page 18. We've also got cover-
age of UF women's basketball, gymnastics and
men's tennis on Page 11.


Go to alligatorSports.org for an epic
35-minute podcast with Alligator columnists
and beat writers. We touch on Lane Kiffin,
UF men's basketball and the upcoming soft-
ball season while making fun of each other.


POLL QUESTN I


Today's question: Will the UF softball tea m
make it back to the Women's College World
Series?
Previous question: Which recruit the Gators
did not sign are you most upset about? (see
right for results)


Percent (Votes)
Nu'Keese 51% (72)
Trent 28% (40)
Jones 16% (22)
Teague 5% (7)
137 TOTAL VOTES


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