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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2009


STATE


Fla. highway deaths lowest since 2000


By MORGAN COLLINS
Alligator Writer
The state's highway fatali-
ties have dropped to the lowest
number since 2000, according to a
Florida Highway Patrol release.


The Florida Department of
Highway Safety and Motor
Vehicles data on highway acci-
dents showed 2,986 traffic fatalities
for 2008 compared with 2,999 for
2000.
The numbers for the two years


are similar, but Florida's popula-
tion grew by more than 2.8 million
over those nine years, the release
stated.
In 2007, the number was 3,221.
For Alachua County, there
were 57 fatalities in 2007, up from


44 in 2000, according to the Florida
Department of Highway Safety
and Motor Vehicles Web site.
County data for 2008 has not yet
been released.
Florida Highway Patrol spokes-
man Lt. Patrick Riordan said a


combination of factors played a
role in the decrease.
Factors included enforcement
of current traffic laws and public
relations campaigns that spread

SEE FATALITIES, PAGE 9


Man confesses to


murdering girlfriend


By KATIE EMMETS
Alligator Writer
Kemmets@alligator.org

A Gainesville man was charged with
murder after allegedly killing his girl-
friend with an aluminum baseball bat
early Saturday.
The Gainesville Police Department
responded to a 10:30 a.m. call from
Travis Mingo, 33, who said he found his
girlfriend's body lying on her bed.
When GPD arrived to 436 S.E. 24th
Terrace, they found Mondrecia Lillie
dead. Her unharmed 6-month-old son
was next to her, the report stated.
Lillie had severe blunt head trauma
to the back of her head and a bruised up-
per back, the report stated.
The blood spattered on the walls
and ceiling was consistent with a violent
strike from a bat, the report stated.


Mingo first told police he didn't know
what happened, the report stated.
GPD spokesman Keith Kameg
said Mingo initially tried to be a Good
Samaritan by calling in a crime.
"After a multi-hour interview with
Detective Bennie Smith,
Mingo confessed to kill-
Local ing her," Kameg said.
News Mingo and Lillie were
living together as domes-
tic partners, the report stated.
He told police that after arguing with
Lillie, he struck her on the back of the
head with the bat. Afterwards, Mingo
went to the store, leaving their 6-month-
old and Lillie's 9-year-old daughter
alone, Kameg said.
Mingo has previously been charged
for burglary, weapons and drug viola-
tions and has spent time in the state
prison, Kameg said.


By HUNTER SIZEMORE
Alligator Writer

One fest's famine is another fest's
feast. Langerado, a Miami-based music
festival, was canceled Tuesday, the same
day that Harvest of Hope, a festival in
St. Augustine, released its line-up.
However, Langerado's demise meant
changes for Harvest of Hope.
Headliners The Faint and Ra
Ra Riot dropped. They can't justify
the trip to Harvest of Hope, which
raises money for migrant worker's
rights, without the pay they would


have received from Langerado, said
Ryan Murphy, an event coordinator.
However, Gaslight Anthem and Black
Kids have signed on to the Harvest of
Hope ticket after being freed up from
Langerado.
"I really feel bad for the guys at
Langerado," Murphy said.
But Murphy hopes that people who
had planned to go to Langerado will
come to Harvest of Hope instead.
Langerado was canceled because
ticket sales were slow, according to the
festival's Web site. The festival was
SEE FEST, PAGE 9


Sha Brooks'
(right) 12 straight
second-half points
led the No. 11 UF
women's hoops
team to a win
against No. 12
Tennessee and kept
the Gators atop the
conference.
See Story, Page 16.


Police interview singer after alleged beating
LOS ANGELES (AP) -Police say Chris Brown turned himself
in to authorities investigating an alleged felony battery involving
the R&B singer.
Police say the 19-year-old singer and a woman were in a ve-
hicle early Sunday when they began arguing, and the argument
escalated when they got out of the car. The woman identified
Brown as her attacker, but he was gone by the time officers ar-
rived, according to officials.
Both Brown and his girlfriend, fellow singer Rihanna, were
no-shows for Sunday night's Grammy Awards. Both were nomi-
nated and scheduled to perform.


UF honored 20
alumni Saturday
night during
"Celebrating the
Firsts," a gala com-
memorating UF's
earliest known black
graduates. See Story
at alligator.org.


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Funny Business
UF student Tim Keck performs his stand-up routine in the on-campus talent search
round of the RooftopComedy.com National College Comedy Competition at the Or-
ange and Brew in the Reitz Union on Friday night. See story at alligator.org.


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News Today


WHAT'S HAPPENING
The Society of Professional
Journalists Presents Carlos Frias
Monday, Feb. 9, 7:30 p.m.
Leigh Hall 207
SPJ welcomes Palm Beach
Post reporter Carlos Frias, au-
thor of "Take Me With You."
Frias will talk about his mem-
oir and delve into what he ex-
perienced while reporting in
Cuba. Books will be available
for purchase on site, and there
will be a book signing after the
presentation. Free and open to
the public.

Peace Corps and the Liberal
Arts Major
Tuesday, Feb. 10, 6:30 p.m.
The Hub, International Center
The panel includes returned
volunteers who graduated
with liberal arts degrees.
Learn how to make yourself
competitive for Peace Corps.
A recruiter will be available
to discuss the application pro-
cess. Open to students and the
public.


FORECAST


WEDNESDAY


PARTLY
CLOUDY
79/57


Ne-Yo featuring Musiq
Soulchild
Tuesday, Feb. 10, 8 p.m.
Doors open at 7 p.m.
O'Connell Center
Tickets are still available
for $10 at the University
Box Office for UF students.
Tickets for the general pub-
lic can be purchased at
Ticketmaster.com for $20.
Prices do not include appli-
cable fees and taxes. Limit
eight per person. Visit uf-
blackhistorymonth.com or
oconnellcenter.ufl.edu for
more details.

Study Abroad Information
Session
Wednesday, Feb. 11, 3 p.m.
Academic Advising Rm. 200


THURSDAY


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Hosted by the Center for
European Studies. Meet
students and faculty of the
Brussels, Krakow, Salzburg
and Prague programs. Free
pizza.

Got something going on?
And want to post it in this
space? Send an e-mail to
kbjornsen@alligator.org with
"What's Happening" in the
subject.

The Alligator strives to be
accurate and clear in its news
reports and editorials. If you
find an error, please call our
newsroom at (352) 376-4458
or send an e-mail to editor@
alligator.org.


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4, ALLIGATOR MONDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2009


UF cyclists sweep races


* TEAM FLORIDA TOOK SEVEN
OUT OF THE TOP 10 POSITIONS.

BY EMILY FUGGETTA
Alligator Writer

Local cyclists exchanged their sweat-
ers for spandex Saturday for the two-day
Swamp Classic.
The Classic, a series of bicycle races
where cyclists of all skill levels competed
for points, prizes and prestige, wound
through the tree-lined roads of Archer
and kicked off the Southeastern Collegiate
Cycling Conference season.
The riders and teams do not compete
against one another directly rather,
they try to finish as fast as possible to earn
points for their teams in hopes of earning
enough to go to the national competition
held in May, said Joel Hackman, a UF
student and Team Florida's sponsorship
coordinator.
The event, hosted by UF's Team
Florida Cycling, continued Sunday with
collegiate and open races, in which rid-
ers raced around city blocks that had been
closed to traffic in downtown Gainesville.
Members of Team Florida triumphed
in various categories, taking seven out
of the top 10 positions including first
and third in the Collegiate A race and
first and second position in the Collegiate
Women's race.
Bobby Sweeting, a UF student who
is a member of both Team Florida and a
professional team sponsored by Toshiba,
won a 55-minute collegiate race Sunday,
earning points for his team just hours
before competing in a 65-minute profes-
sional race.
Hackman said that Team Florida is
lucky that Sweeting is so devoted to his
school and team.


"All he got was glory and points for
our school," he said of Sweeting. "It's like
a recreational tennis player having access
to Roger Federer."
According to Sweeting, the feeling is
mutual.
"UF is fortunate to have a lot of really,
really strong riders," Sweeting said. "We
can go out there and really put the screws
to some people and do well."
Team Florida is sponsored in large
part by local companies, including Chain
Reaction Bicycles, and national compa-
nies like Clif Bar and the anti-chafing
cream AsMASTER, as well as the City of
Gainesville, according to Hackman.
Hackman calls Gainesville a "mecca
for cycling in the state
Around of Florida," citing
Gainesville Gainesville's mix of
city atmosphere and
country roads as the perfect combination
for cyclists.
The Swamp Classic was not without
incident cars sometimes clogged the
road on Saturday, and a wayward scooter
and allegedly stolen car were brief distrac-
tions on Sunday's course. But the overall
demeanor of the cyclists was remarkably
mellow.
Alexis Dabroski, who won the
Collegiate Women's race by almost an
entire lap, stayed relaxed despite working
full time as a firefighter while attending
graduate school at UF.
"People are here cheering me on," she
said. "I know that no matter how bad I do,
they're going to be here supporting me."
She also attributes her success to her
teammates.
"I definitely couldn't have done it
without them," she said. "People would
have chased me down and brought me
back in. It's great to have a strong team
out there."


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UF Libraries Web site has 'user-friendly' redesign


By REBECCA WEISS
Alligator Contributing Writer

The UF Libraries Web site, uflib.
ufl.edu, has been redesigned to make
it more user-friendly and aestheti-
cally pleasing. The new home page
was released today for public test-
ing and will be officially launched
on Feb. 16.
"We created a new home page
with the user in mind," said Matthew
Daley, co-designer of the site. "It's
very unique and very colorful."
The current site will have a link
to the new page, which was created


in about six months, Daley said.
According to Michele Crump,
interim director for UF's Technical
Services Management Group, the
current Web site has not been up-
dated for more than two years and
was due for a change.
"There was too much informa-
tion for people to really find things,"
Crump said. "There were lots of
links, and we think it was confusing
to the user. We're trying to make it
simpler."
The new design aims to highlight
frequently used areas like online
journals and databases


The site will also feature special
displays, news items and events.
"People will have a week to look
"I believe this is a sincere
attempt to improve things."
lona Malanchuk
Librarian, UF College of Education

at it, try some things out and send
some comments to our Web mas-
ter," Crump said. "It's a work in
progress."
So far, the site has received mixed
reviews.


lona Malanchuk, a librarian at
UF's College of Education, doesn't
mind the difference.
"We're in the world of comput-
ers, which means constant change,"
she said. "I believe this is a sincere
attempt to improve things."
Others, however, are worried
about how the change will affect us-
ers.
"Once we do our instruction and
show folks how to navigate the site,
it can be confusing for them when
it changes in the middle of a semes-
ter," wrote Pat Reakes, librarian at
the journalism school's Allen H.


Neuharth Library, in an e-mail.
Daley said although the timing is
not ideal, releasing the site now will
provide time for user feedback and
further improvement.
Crump said users should be able
to add a personal touch to the Web
site this summer. "[The Web mas-
ter] is designing a page that you
can make your own 'my library,'"
Crump said. The feature would al-
low users to bookmark certain jour-
nals or pages they frequently use,
she said.
The redesign did not cost
UF any money, Daley said.


UF will now accept 45 credits from outside exams


* CREDITS HAVE ALREADY BEEN
ADJUSTED FOR FRESHMEN.

By THOMAS STEWART
Alligator Staff Writer
tstewart@alligator.org

UF has changed its policy to accept more
incoming credits from high school exams af-
ter learning it was in violation of a statewide
regulation.
The violation may have resulted in stu-
dents taking classes they had already earned
credit for in high school.


UF sent an e-mail Friday to about 3,200 cur-
rent students who were affected by the policy
change said Steve Orlando, UF spokesman.
Before the change went into effect, UF ac-
cepted up to 30 credit hours from Advanced
Placement, International Baccalaureate,
Advanced International Certificate of
Education (AICE) and College Level
Examination Program (CLEP) exams.
UF will now accept up to 45 credits from
these exams.
Orlando said UF made the change to com-
ply with a Florida Board of Governor's regula-
tion that went into effect about 3 years ago.
"The Board of Governors brought it to our


attention that it needed to be fixed, and we
fixed it," he said.
The board governs the state's 11 public uni-
versities. UF has already adjusted the credit
hours for the freshman class, Orlando said.
He said UF urged all oth-
UF ers who may be affected
Academics to contact their academic
advisers. He said there was
a slim chance the violation may have delayed
graduation dates for some students.
"It's conceivable but, you know, they prob-
ably already made up the difference anyway,
so it really wouldn't have affected anybody,"
he said.


The violation may have also caused stu-
dents to pay for classes they would have had
credit for if UF had been in compliance with
the regulation.
When asked for comment on the possible
financial impact on students and the state,
which pays tuition for more than 70 percent of
UF's undergraduates through Bright Futures,
Orlando said he didn't think the policy had af-
fected many students.
It's unusual for students to come in with
more than 30 credits, he said.
Bill Edmonds, board spokesman, said there
is usually no penalty if a university fails to im-
plement a regulation.


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Editorial


Facebook Fraud

New scam preys on

e-friendliness

W e've all been there before.
Every college student has fallen asleep with their
Facebook page open after a long night of drinking
only to later discover their profile chock full of interesting ad-
ditions.
From a change in sexual preference to new interests in-
cluding "pole-dancing" and "one person garage parties," the
Editorial Board has seen it all.
While pulling a prank on an unsuspecting buddy's Facebook
page won't exactly end a friendship, the growing issue of
Facebook impersonation is no laughing matter.
According to a report on CNN, criminals are hacking their
way into people's Facebooks and posing as the individual. Once
they take over the account, the crook will post a status update
saying that he or she is in some sort of trouble. Usually what
ensues is that a kindhearted friend will respond to the plea by
wiring money to whom they believe is their friend in need.
One incident left a good Samaritan out over $1,000 after
sending his friend money upon hearing he had been mugged
while vacationing in London. Unfortunately for the man who
thought he had done a good deed, his friend was safely at home
in Seattle.
The Editorial Board encourages you to be careful with your
Facebook account. We aren't trying to sound like your mom and
dad, but we'd hate to catch word someone hacked into your ac-
count because you used a disturbingly obvious password like
"gators." We want you to have fun "networking," but be sure
to play safe.


Credit Crunch


times can make people
do pretty crazy things.
Gainesville businesses are
closing up shop. UF can't af-
ford to pay its electric bill.
Untenured faculty are getting
the boot in round after round
of layoffs.
Even the Editorial Board
has considered switching to
an all-Easy-Mac diet to con-
serve our ever-dwindling
money stash.
Understandably, UF's
administration is looking for
new ways to save cash.
The newest stop on their
budget-cut train is to allow in-
coming students to bring in 45
hours of Advanced Placement
and dual enrollment credit
from high school. Previously,
the cap was set at 30 credits.
We can understand their
reasoning. Students will prob-
ably graduate quicker and
take up fewer seats in classes
like Freshman Comp. Fewer
warm bodies equates to fewer
class sections, so UF won't
have to spend as much money
to pay faculty and keep those


pesky lights on.
Also, accepting more out-
side credit will be mutually
beneficial UF can pad its
statistics and high-school
overachievers can pad their
transcripts. But, may we ask,
why must this change be
blamed on budget cuts?
If increasing the cap will be
so beneficial to students and
university alike, why didn't
UF always allow students to
bring more credits in with
them?
It seems now more than
ever a lack of funding is be-
coming the scapegoat for
unpopular or otherwise un-
savory decisions. A small lib-
eral arts program is taking up
valuable research money? Cut
it. Tenured faculty can enjoy
the job security while adjunct
lecturers toil in basement of-
fices.
We understand things
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U.S. defense spending a budget buster
he United States of America allocates more funds Of course, no hawkish
than all other countries combined to defense spend- Republican congressman or
ing. It's a statement I've heard before but never re- congresswoman will ever
ally believed. suggest trimming the defense
Take China, Russia, India, Germany, France and every budget. That's essentially
other state army in the world combined, and we outspend a sacrilegious suggestion if
them. We're No. 1. In 2008, our country spent $479.5 bil- you belong to the Grand Old
lion on defense before spending any money on the actual Matthew Christ Party. Unfortunately, the
War on Terror. In comparison, the entire European Union letters@alligator.org GOP's congressional counter-
spent nearly $312 billion on defense. China spent $60 bil- parts also lack the cojones to
lion. Russia spent $50 billion. Iran? As of 2005, the gulf break out the budget chisels.
state spent a measly $6.3 billion. Why? Members of our armed forces are voters, too.
How much were we spending at the height of the Cold There's a psychological benefit to having the most ex-
War, right before the USSR collapsed? Roughly $500 bil- pensive armed forces in the world. There's even an eco-
lion in 2007 dollars, and former President Ronald Reagan nomic benefit: somebody has to build and supply the parts
was already echoing former President Jimmy Carter's for the F-22s, F-35s and other instruments of warfare.
premonitions of a vast military-industrial complex taking Yet, our economy is now in the gutters. Our GDP
over our defense department. Today, we spend more on shrunk 3.8 percent last quarter alone. Last Friday, the U.S.
defense and the War on Terror than what we spent at the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that unemployment
height of the Cold War, when Reagan asked George Lucas has now risen from 7.2 percent to 7.6 percent. Congress
if he could write the next "Star Wars" script, wrangled all last week to compose an economic stimu-
Proponents of our massive defense spending will lus bill, and senate democrats finally reached a compro-
rightly argue that the defense budget under Reagan was mise with republicans to trim the bill. What did they cut?
roughly 6 percent of the GDP, as today our defense bud- Education, of course.
get is only 3 percent of our GDP. We may still spend the Meanwhile, the Defense Department has requested a
same amount of money, but our economy has grown since larger budget this year, so that we're again poised to fight
Reagan left office, and so we spend a smaller amount of another great superpower.
our economy on defense. That's true, but when did radical When the next biggest defense spender are the com-
terrorists become the Red Army? bined nations of the European Union, I have to wonder
Do we really need another multibillion-dollar naval who exactly our real enemy is?
warship when we're fighting in a desert? Can we only Must be the French.
spread the gospel of democracy by outspending every Matthew Christ is a political science freshman. His col-
other nation-state's defense budget? Why can't Congress umn appears on Mondays.
break out the budget scalpel and start trimming the fat?
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Students should participate in city vote
Last Thursday's Alligator article on
the City Commission's first-in-the-nation
vote to implement solar energy incentives
shows why it's important for all UF stu-
dents to vote in the Gainesville city elec-
tions on March 24.
Commissioner Jeanna Mastrodicasa
was a leading voice for the new solar en-
ergy plan, which allows residents and
companies with solar panels to sell back
energy to GRU. Similar programs overseas
have generated profits for consumers and
have been wildly successful in promoting


renewable energy adoption.
In addition to her energy work,
Mastrodicasa has been a strong advocate
for students and our community, work-
ing on public safety, economic growth and
equality for all.
Ben Cavataro
UF College Democrats Vice President



More 'green' sex tips available
Thanks for the "green" sex tips in
Friday's issue. Sure, some people like it


dirty in the bedroom, but we shouldn't
have to sacrifice a clean planet to satisfy
our sexual desires.
If you want more sustainable sex tips
other than turning out the lights and buy-
ing PVC-free toys, Gators for a Sustainable
Campus is dishing out info on going green
in the bedroom at our general meeting on
Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in CSE E119.
Chris Cano
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U U


UF women exhibit terrible towel use
I'm writing to express my disgust for
bathroom habits at UF. While I'm happy
that most of us wash our hands before
leaving the bathroom, I am appalled by
the amount of paper towels that women
find necessary to dry their hands. Friday
in the library, I saw a girl use four paper
towels, when you only need one. Let's try
to conserve not only our resources, but our
usage of space in landfills. It's a simple
thought to not be wasteful.
Jessica Mackey
6AR


Guest column

Nu'Keese should stay away from Southeastern Conference


Dear Nu'Keese,
I'm sure your life has been
quite a whirlwind in the last
few days, and the notoriety you
have gained may not be so welcome.
I'm writing to offer you some advice
that you may want to consider.
I think it is clear to most observ-
ers your life has become caught up
with some people who may not have
your best interests in mind. I'm not
referring to Nu'Keese Richardson
the football player, I'm referring to
Nu'Keese Richardson the human
being. Because of the ugly and in-
credibly public way your recruit-
ment has been dramatized, you run
the risk of being branded by it for the
rest of your college career or even
longer. You may no longer simply


be Nu'Keese Richardson the football
player, you will be famous for your
involvement in this episode, deserv-
edly or not.
When you step on the football
field, you may become a target for
those who would otherwise have no
reason to single you out. They may
simply use you as a proxy for their
enmity against your head football
coach and your institution.
From public accounts, your be-
havior in this episode was far from
exemplary. And while the actions of
those who recruited and guided you
in this episode were reprehensible,
you need to accept responsibility for
your actions as well.
Your decision to change schools
was certainly appropriate. It's your


life. And
Rich Kleinman while the
Speaking Out process
you went
through in
making the change wasn't one to be
proud of, you are certainly not alone
in that imperfection.
What makes your situation
unique, Nu'Keese, is the way your
recruitment was used as a pawn by
your head coach to try and demon-
strate his value as the leader of the
Tennessee football program. While
there is quite a consensus as to the
impropriety of the comments them-
selves, I don't hear much commen-
tary about how all of this impacts
the young man unwittingly thrown
into this storm. I think it's clear your


coach did not consider this impact
heavily when making his com-
ments.
You alone can determine how
best to go forward from here, but a
little advice may be in order. If you
were my brother, I'd suggest the fol-
lowing:
First and foremost, apologize to
your family and those in your com-
munity for your breach of trust with
them. These are the people who have
supported you and will be there for
you in the future when the chips are
down. Secondly, I think you should
seriously consider enrolling in a uni-
versity outside of the Southeastern
Conference. With your talent, there
would be no shortage of schools
willing to take you on.


The consequences of this episode
will not die away quickly and with
no intent on your part, when people
see you at UT, they will think of your
recruitment and see you as a symbol
of your head coach's identity. This
will be both on campus and on the
football field.
It occurs to me that this situa-
tion has made you famous in some
respects and might make you pretty
popular in a lot of circles at UT. But
in the end, I think you'll be better off
making a name for yourself based
upon your own accomplishments
than via a sad situation like this.
The choice is yours, but that's
what I'd tell you if you were my
brother.
Rich Kleinman is a UF alumnus.


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Denslow speaks before House on economic issues


By LAUREN HANTMAN
Alligator Contributing Writer

UF macroeconomics professor
Dave Denslow appeared in front of
the Florida House of Representatives
Feb. 4 to share his take on the econo-
my and its effect on Florida.
In an interview Thursday, he said
the state's economic future is uncer-
tain and Floridians should expect a
deeper recession than the rest of the
nation. He also addressed the com-
parisons drawn between today's
economy and the Great Depression.
"I don't think it's going to be as
bad as the Great Depression," he
said. "Having gone through that ex-
perience, we have learned from it."
While a similar credit crunch led
to the crisis of 1929, he said, that situa-
tion was worsened by a trade war.
Some worry a trade war could


arise from the stimulus package's
proposed "Buy American" clause,
Denslow wrote in an e-mail on
Sunday.
"I think there is a significant
chance that this recession
will be deeper and longer
than any we have seen in
our lifetime."
Joel Houston
Financial management professor

This clause mandates that feder-
ally funded projects use U.S.-made
products. The clause is meant to sup-
port American companies, but some
argue the provision violates estab-
lished trade agreements and might
spur other countries to cut U.S. im-
ports.


Financial management professor
Joel Houston agrees with Denslow.
"I think there is a significant chance
that this recession will be deeper and
longer than any we have seen in our
lifetime," Houston wrote in an e-mail.
"I don't expect that this downturn
will be as bad as what was observed
during the Great Depression."
Still, Houston wrote he was not
convinced the worst is over for Wall
Street, citing substantial losses.
While some students think the
economy is to blame for the tough job
market, others think panicking may
be harmful, such as UF engineering
graduate student Jonathon Jeske.
"People are worsening the effects
by propagating the idea of an im-
pending depression," Jeske said.
But according to Denslow, the re-
ality is that Florida will see a worse
economy than its fellow states in the


short run.
"We're experiencing a more se-
vere housing crash than the country
overall," Denslow said.
Florida also faced the second-
largest decrease in employment
during 2008, after
California, accord-
ing to The Bureau
of Labor Statistics'
Web site.
Despite this,
Denslow said
Florida's long-run
Denslow prospects are com-
paratively higher
because of the warm climate, tourism
and retirees.
As the Baby Boomer popula-
tion ages, more retirees will strain
Medicare and Social Security, he said.
But Boomers will help Florida's econ-
omy as they flock to the Sunshine


state. Currently the recession is ex-
pected to last through the third quar-
ter of this year this summer, he
said. Then, he expects things to flat-
ten out.
Neeta Thoguluva, a UF finance
senior, agreed with the forecast and
said President Barack Obama's plans
and the stimulus package will soon
help the economy.
Denslow said upcoming gradu-
ates will have a hard time getting a
job, but UF students will have an ad-
vantage due to the prestige of their
alma mater. He advised students to
build their resume by taking courses
that teach analytical, writing and cre-
ative-thinking skills.
"You can take the easy route
through this vast university and not
learn a thing," he said. "Choose easy
classes and you'll get a degree that
means nothing."


Festival changes line-up


FEST, from page 1
held in the Everglades in 2008,
and the switch to Miami this
year turned off many would-be
festival-goers.
Many fans feel that the move
to Miami, where there is no
camping, led to low sales.
"When it was in the
Everglades, that was an amaz-
ing festival," said UF zoology
senior Scott Clayman, who has
attended Langerado several
times. "It was perfect."
Hillary Cassel, another fes-
tival-goer and a UF graduate,
said that the new location put it
out of some peoples' budgets.
"Hippies who are saving up


money for the festival can't af-
ford a hotel on Miami Beach,"
she said.
Among bands slated to play
at Langerado were Modest
Mouse, Death Cab For Cutie,
The Pogues, Public Enemy,
Against Me! and Girl Talk.
In 2008, the early bird tickets
started at $170 and at-gate tick-
ets were $225.
This year tickets started at
$120 and were $165 at cancel-
lation. Cassel said the lower
prices were not convincing.
"Making it a little bit cheaper
doesn't make up for no camp-
ing," she said. "Camping is one
of the best things about a music
festival."


Reinforced laws lower number of fatalities


FATALITIES, from page 1

awareness of laws and instilled good
driving habits, he said.
Last year, one campaign focused
on the Move Over law, which is de-
signed to help emergency vehicles
travel on highway shoulders to aid
in accidents.
All drivers are not aware that
they're supposed to move out of the
way or slow down when they see
flashing lights behind them, he said.
The FHP also partnered with dif-
ferent state and local agencies for
community traffic programs.
The programs help agencies pro-
tect drivers, Riordan said.
"We can learn from other agen-
cies," he said. "We can put our
heads together and address future
problems."
But Riordan added that highway


safety starts with drivers.
People cannot send text messag-
es, put on makeup, adjust the radio
or eat and drink while they drive, he
said.
Drivers must also control their
speeding and keep a safe distance
between their vehicles
and others.
State Traditionally, a ve-
News hide should keep a
car-length of distance
per every 10 mph between itself and
the vehicle in front of it
He said if a car speeds at 100
mph, it can travel the length of a
football field in three seconds, which
is dangerous if other cars are not go-
ing that fast.
Still, Riordan said the most im-
portant thing drivers can do is re-
member the basics: Wear a seatbelt.
"My angle is to let people think
a little more about their driving," he


said.
Riordan said he hopes to see fa-
talities continue to drop. A recent
state law increasing fines for traffic
violations could make a difference.
Although the law is designed to
help state budget problems and it is
too early to know the effects, people
may drive safer if they know a $200-
plus fine awaits them, said Florida
State Rep. Chuck Chestnut in a
phone interview.
In terms of the state's budget
problems, the biggest issue is keep-
ing enough officers and highway
patrols to enforce traffic laws.
The number of fatalities could
increase if there isn't enough law
enforcement to catch violators, he
said.
"Just on my way to Tallahassee,
I was going about 70, and people
passed me like I was sitting still," he
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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2009 0 ALLIGATOR, 11


The


Boardwalk

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


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



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


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


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


MUSEUM WALK
SI t Gainesville's Best Kept Secret
Po L- S Leasing for Fall & NOW!
P O L O S Luxury 2/2 THs and 3/3 Flats
i of GaineSVlle FREE Cable, FREE Tanning, FREE Alarms
Walk to UF *379-WALK
Three Pools! Three Bus Routes! 4-22-72-2


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


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


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 SW 62nd 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


RIGHT PLACE, RIGHT PRICE, RIGHT NOW
Steps from VA, Shands, Vet School & UF.
*Taxprepfeesforcollegestudentsfilingdependentreturnstartat$29. Dependentreturnncludes 1040 EZandonestatereturn. Taxprepfeesforcollegestudentsfilingnondependentfederaleturnstartat$52(additionalfeesapplyforastatereturn). Pricingvaries by state. 1 & 2 Bedrooms from $625. Grad student &
*IfyoudiscoveranH&RBlockerroronyourreturnwhichentitlesyoutoalargerrefund(orsmallertaxliability)thanwhatwecalculated, wellrefundyourtaxprepfeeforthatreturn. Refundclaimsmustbemadeduingcalendaryearnwhchtareturnisprepared. VA/Shands discounts Renovated units avail
Union Properties@Summit House 376-9668
4-22-08-72-2


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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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 ef-
ficient, some utils. Very spacious, carpet,
decal park Prefer grad student/mature. $650.
postj@bellsouth.net 376-0080, 284-3873
2-27-09-36-2







12, ALLIGATOR MONDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2009


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

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

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!
Zero Redec Fee
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!
Zero Redec Fee
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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

*Live on UF Lake*
Large Estate, 5 bedrms
Dock & Pool, $2500/mo
352-339-4862
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,lb 1 block MidTown 2 Car Decals,
WiFi-lnternet Washer & Dryer. Sm pet ok.
Jan-July 204 NW 18 St Manny 317 4408
2-18-09-10-2


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


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


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

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

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

2br/2.5ba townhouse for rent! First month
free! Close to UF and Santa Fe. Bus stop
in front of complex! W&D included and pets
allowed! $750 a month. Call Rhonda at (727-
243-4688) or (813-833-3495). 2-27-09-
15-2


WOODLAND TERRACE APTS
Off SW 34th St near post office.
2BR$550 1BR$500
Call for daily specials
352-335-0420 3-6-09-20-2


3BR & 4BR/2BA HOUSES
Hardwood floors, fireplace, new baths,
screened patio, big yard, carport, storage
shed. Minutes to UF, on bus route, $1400-
$1500/mo First, last security. 954-899-7197
3-6-09-20-2


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or
PLACE YOUR AD AT
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Arlington Square (2b/2ba) -$1025/mo-
UF Campus/Downtown Gainesville. Avail
12/18/08. Utils not incl. Must be willing to
take over existing lease. Security dep free.
Contact sean6cly@ufl.edu or 239-410-1603
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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

ONE BLOCK ACROSS FROM UF/LIBRARY
WEST! $410/month for 1BR/1BA in 2/2 at
Looking Glass Apts. Great location, price
greatly reduced! Can lease through August.
561.261.2249 2-13-10-3

Sublease a 1-bd unfurn. Apt. at Pine Rush
Villas. Feb. rent free, $429 + utilities, call
352-222-1428 (larry)Lease is thru July 09.
2-13-5-3

1bdrm/1bth at looking glass apt
1 block across from fl field
available 3-09
$500/month through august
email heather at h.shirk@ufl.edu 2-13-09-
5-3

NICE furnished 1/1 in 4/4. AVAILABLE NOW.
First month *FREE*. $425/month includes:
utilities, cable, internet, parking. No Deposit.
Washer/dryer. Pool at complex. Buses 35 &
12. UF 10 min bus ride. CALL 352-262-4240
2-12-09-4-3

Windsor Hall large luxury dorm style apt.
Summer sublease. Fully furnished w/ bath-
room, electricity included, 1 roommate, 3
blocks to campus, gym downstairs! $509/mth
Avail. for Summer C. Call Carla at 443-244-
1184 or www.trimarkproperties.com for more
information. 2-13-5-3


Roommate Matching HERE
Oxford Manor 377-2777
The Landings 336-3838
The Laurels 335-4455
Greenwich Green 372-8100
Hidden Lake 374-3866
4-22-72-4


Timothy Ervin

Head
Black Male
(DOB 12/17/57); 5'08",
200 Ibs, BlondeHair,
Blue Eyes


Wanted for:
Violation of Probation
for DUI Alcohol or
Drugs 2nd Offense
ALACIHA COUNTY


CRIME

STOPPERS

Call (352) 372-STOP


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

Very close to campus 4/2 remodeled condo
opens to lovely courtyard and pool. $425 w/
UT cable and internet included.(for sale or
rent) call 352-870-0291 2-17-09-30-4


Male roommate needed. Share furn 3BR/2BA
house w/yng prof $400/mo +1/2 util Directv,
ph, wireless, Vonage, elec. W/D, ofc space
pvt BA (morn) Ig yd fenced, pets ok, trees,
wooddeck, hottub, pond. UF-15 min drive,
near bus, Lakeview Ests 352-682-6297
2-10-25-4

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

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

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

:: 2 Blocks To UF:: -
Room in 4br condo incl utils, internet, cable
TV, pool. Very Nice $375. 283-8777
www.Gainesville-Rooms-4-Rent.com 4-22-
09-62-4

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

1/2 OFF 1st MONTH Rent if in by March!
Seeking 2 roommates-1.5 miles to UF
easy ride2 SFCC off-NW 16th-HUGE house,
PoolTable,65"TV Large rooms!sayNo2apts
$495/MONTH per room 561-756-5368
2-10-10-4

1BR/1BA avail march 1st in 2Br/2BA for re-
sponsible mature individual. $425-$450/mo
+ utils. Barandywine on Archer Rd. yttek@
yttek@hotmail.com or 305-332-6566 2-13-
09-11-4

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

Housemate wanted in NW G'ville. NICE pri-
vate bdrm and bath. House has PRIVATE
pool/fireplaces/large fenced yard. Utilities
included (WiFi/cable/electric). 500/month
contact max (215-917-0829) maxs@ufl.edu
2-20-09-10-4

1/1 in 2/2.5 townhouse avail NOW-7/30/09
at 1812 nw 2nd ave. $675/mo OBO + 1/2
utilities. w/d, dishwasher, common areas fur-
nished, pets ok, m/f. call lauren 3862162038
or laurenkropp@yahoo.com 2-13-5-4


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


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

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


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

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

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

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

WALK TO UF & DOWNTOWN!
THE PALMS New Ultra-Luxury Condos.
Granite, Huge Closets, Pool, Call Eric
Leightman, Campus Realty, 352-219-2879
4-22-49-5


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
4-22-08-72-7







COmPUTERS
4-22-70-7

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

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


In the market for a new set of wheels or just
looking to add a second to that collection?
Want personalized handlebars or a fitted
seat? Check in the Alligator Classifieds

NEW& USED BIKES FOR SALE
WE REPAIR ALL BRANDS
Best Prices in Town *
SPIN CYCLE 373-3355
424 W UNIV AVE (DOWNTOWN)
4-22-72-9




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

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





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

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

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


SCOOTER SERVICE
New Scooters 4 Less has LOW service rates!
Will service any make/model. Close to UF!
Pick-ups avail cheap oil changes!! 336-1271
4-22-08-72-11

***www.BuyMyScooter.com***
Buy A New Scooter, Buy A Used Scooter
All on one site! Check the website or call
336-1271 for more info! 4-22-08-72-11

GATORMOTO Gville's #1 service facility. We
repair ALL brands of scooters. Pickups avail-
able. Lowest labor rates around. Quickest
turnaround time. Run by Gator Grads so we
know how to treat our customers! 376-6275
4-22-08-72-11

SWAMP CYCLES
Closest to Campus. Largest selection,
Best Customer Service.
Motorcycles,ScootersAccessories,andService.
633 NW13thStreet www.swampcycles.com
4-22-72-11

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

Vintage Motorcycle Works, Buying-Selling
352.871.3863, Gainesville, FL 32609
Service on new/old custom motorcycles and
scooters. Lowest rates in town. 2-13-09-5-
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
352-338-1 999 4-22-09-62-12







14, ALLIGATOR MONDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2009


* 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


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 NW 6th St.
352-378-9204
4-22-08-72-14

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

DANCERS NEEDED
For adult entertainment company. Make
$1000/wk. Flex schedule 378-3312 4-22-
54-14

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

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

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

Summer Jobs
0 $2100
Co-ed camp
Room and Board included

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

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

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


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


CLERICAL/TECHNICIAN POSITION FT
Please apply in person
Institute of Veterinary Spec.
4011 NW 43rd St. SuiteA. 2-11-5-14

THE RED ONION
NEIGHBORHOOD GRILL Now hiring exp
line cooks & exp day servers. Please ap-
ply in person, located in Uptown Village at
Townsend, NW 39 Ave, 3885 NW 24 Blvd
2-11-5-14

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

Atttorney needed for will contest. Florida
Bar certified. Preferably someone new and
affordable. 352-332-0515 or 352-222-0267
3-4-09-20-14

Sick of your job? Get paid what you're
worth working for yourself. Free 2 min msg:
888.463.8862 2-9-2-14

GENERAL HELP WANTED
Mon-Fri 10am-5pm. Starting $8/hr. No exp
req'd. Apply in person 1031 NW6th St. Suite
A-3, 352-379-2812 2-12-5-14

CAREGIVING POSITIONS AVAILABLE
for Nursing, PT, OT, and healthcare majors.
Must be available nights and weekends for
more info call Staphanie @ 352-231-0815
2-13-09-5-14


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

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

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

PERSONAL TRAINING 300
Personal and Group Training
Flexible Scheduling Exclusive Facility
Call for a free workout
339-2199
4-22-72-15


TLC HORSEBOARD
All facilities & amenities, quality instruc-
tion; 15 minutes from UF. Jan at 376-7762.
Greathouse Equestrian Ctr. 4-22-72-15

**GATOR MOVING & STORAGE **
Local and long distance moving
One item or a houseful!
10% off with this ad! FL Reg IM 19
Call Now! 352-374-4791, 800-797-6766
4-22-08-72-15


HORSE BOARDING
12 x 12 stall cement block barn. Good grass
turnout with room to run! Limited # of stalls
available. 352-472-2627 for info & directions.
4-22-08-72-15


HYPNOTIST- Stop smoking. Improve mem-
ory & concentration. Elminate bad habits.
Past life regression. Learn self hypnosis.
Low Student Rates. Leonard Umans AAPH,
NGH certified 379-1079 4-22-72-15

***** MOVING? *****
000000 FREEWAY MOVING 000000
You'll love our low rates & references. Student
Discount. Call 352-256-0999. Lic #1M707
4-22-72-15


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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2009 U ALLIGATOR, 15

UF GYMNASTICS


Gators stumble at LSU in year's second road loss


By EUGENIO TORRENS
Alligator Writer

If there is such thing as a home
away from home, Baton Rouge, La.,
is not that place for the UF gymnas-
tics team.
No. 8 UF lost its second road
meet of the season, this time 196.80-
195.825 to LSU on Friday.
The Tigers (7-2, 2-2 Southeastern
Conference) dropped the Gators (3-
2, 2-2 SEC) to 0-2 in road meets this
season.
UF opened the meet on its stron-
gest event, uneven bars, but didn't
start as strong as it would have
liked.
Due to some landing problems,
the team scored a season-low 48.975
on bars. Amanda Castillo and
Maranda Smith both led the team


with 9.9s.
Melanie Sinclair caught her foot
on her first release, bumping her
score down to a 9.675. Sinclair scored
a perfect 10 on the same event in the
Jan. 30 meet against Kentucky.
"I honestly don't think the slow
start on bars really affected us,"
Smith said. "We've competed for so
long, and we've gone through meets
where there's been slow starts. We
know how to handle the situation
because we have experience."
Despite the slow start on bars,
the team rebounded with a 49.175
on vault, with lineup scores ranging
from 9.8 to 9.85.
Sinclair had one of the team-
leading 9.85s along with freshman
Nicole Ellis.
"We typically depend on bars to
be our go-to event that we're real-


ly going to capitalize on getting the
high scores. They came back strong
on vault," UF coach Rhonda Faehn
said.

"I honestly don't think the
slow start on bars really af-
fected us."
Maranda Smith
UFjunior gymnast

The Gators moved to floor exer-
cise, where they turned in their sec-
ond-best performance of the season,
a 49.325.
Corey Hartung and Smith led the
lineup with 9.9s, marking Smith's
second 9.9 of the night.
Castillo also made her first ap-
pearance on floor this season. The
two-time SEC floor champion has


been hampered by bursitis in her
ankle and hasn't performed as much
as usual in order to rest up for the
latter part of the season. She scored
a 9.575.
"(Castillo) said she really want-
ed to go," Faehn said. "She had to
start somewhere. I thought that was
great. I thought that was really a
positive step for her."
UF closed the meet on balance
beam, a troublesome event for the
Gators this season.
While the Gators didn't score
remarkably high, they showed im-
provement from previous weeks,
and the team's 48.35 was the second-
highest score on beam this season.
The meet was held up after the
judges trimmed Courtney Gladys'
beam score. Originally a 9.825 rou-
tine, Gladys had to settle for a 9.525


after the judges assessed a three-
tenths neutral deduction when the
springboard wasn't removed after
Gladys' mount.
"The scores weren't justified,"
Gladys said. "I still think we, over-
all as a beam group, I think we did
great."
While this meet marked an im-
provement from past meets, the
team is still having consistency is-
sues, Faehn said.
"We still are finding that we are
having difficulty just putting it all
together all at once," Faehn said.
"We're finding that at each meet it's
something different a different
mistake or a different athlete on a
different event.
"So it's really kind of frustrat-
ing, and I know it's frustrating for
them."


Brooks' 12 consecutive points fuel victory


VOLS, from page 16


She scored 12 straight points for
UF, including back-to-back threes
and a three off the backboard to
reverse the score from a 7-point
Tennessee lead to a 3-point swing
in UF's favor.
"It meant a lot to everybody,
just to show everybody that we are
who we say we are," Brooks said.
"That we really go out and we try
to get a win. We don't just put on a
show. We just don't put on a jersey
just because it's got Florida on the
jersey."


Up 57-55 with the ball and com-
ing out of a timeout with 1:25 re-
maining, Steffi Sorensen gave the
Gators some separation.
The junior
hit a three from
the corner off an
inbounds pass
from Brooks
that put UF up
by 5.
"Steffi's slip-
Butler pery," UF coach
Amanda Butler
said. "Great shooters find ways to
get themselves open."
The Volunteers failed to an-


swer on the next possession, miss-
ing the front end of a 1-and-i, and
the Gators iced the game on free
throws.
Tennessee coach Pat Summitt
couldn't help but comment on the
performance of Brooks and UF.
"She's a heck of a player,"
Summitt said. "That's a tough chal-
lenge, but I've got to give her a lot
of credit. When they needed points,
she provided it. This Florida team
is playing really well together.
They've got a veteran group that
understands a commitment to de-
fense, to rebounding and to sharing
the basketball."


Nelson gets 37th career shutout in Game 1


BAYLOR, from page 16


his hitters after the game, Walton noted the excellent
pitching of Baylor's ace, who held the Gators to just
seven hits and one earned run in her 13 innings of
work over the weekend.
"(I would tell my team) we don't face Whitney
Canion again until maybe the end of the season, so
good job and good luck," Walton said. "Everybody's
going to be gunning for you all year long, and this is
what it's going to be like."
The Gators also struggled at the plate against
Canion in Game 1 but prevailed 3-0 thanks to Kelsey
Bruder's fourth-inning home run and some uncon-
ventional scoring.
Enea crossed home plate on a passed ball in the


second inning, and catcher Kristina Hilberth put
UF up by 2 on another passed ball when Canion at-
tempted to intentionally walk Enea in the bottom of
the third.
Nelson threw her 37th career shutout, struck out
eight and only walked one batter despite giving up
O two hits to the first two Bears she faced
Friday.
"I wish I could say it was jitters. I
Softball think I was just missing my spots,"
Nelson said after Game 1. "I wasn't re-
ally in game mode yet. I wasn't jittery,
but I needed to settle down and get into my zone."
UF appeared to be back on track Saturday in
Game 2, scoring 8 runs on nine hits while sophomore
Stephanie Brombacher (1-0) pitched six scoreless in-
nings.


PHIL, from page 16


And while this one cer-
tainly won't hold any sort of
asterisk, it must be pointed
out that this is not one of
Tennessee's better teams.
Coach Pat Summitt has
won 1,000 games and eight
NCAA titles. She likely won't
be winning her ninth this
year.
This was the first time UF
ever entered a game against
Tennessee as the higher-
ranked team (No. 11 vs. No.
12).
But taking down the giant
still means a lot, especially in
the game of women's basket-
ball, where parity is not com-
mon.
"There's no question
Tennessee does set the stan-
dard," Butler said. "You al-
ways know that Tennessee is
going to be a contender to win
our league and a contender
to win the national champi-
onship. That's just how it is
in women's basketball."
And Sunday was going to
be huge, win or lose. ESPN2
televised a women's game
from the O'Connell Center


for the first time since 2002.
UF was able to get the
crowd it wanted, filling the
seats with 8,060 people, the
second most in program his-
tory.
The biggest attendance
mark, not surprisingly, came
from another UF-Tennessee
affair. That game was on
Feb. 11, 2001, when the
No. 2 Volunteers came to
Gainesville to face the No. 6
Gators.
The 12,222 fans in atten-
dance watched Tennessee
blow out UF 103-73.
This time, UF responded
under the lights.
In Summitt's first game
since her 1,000th win, she got
outdueled by Butler's Gators
in a game that emphatically
put them in the national spot-
light to stay.
"Is (defeating Tennessee)
something to be excited
about? Oh my gosh, I grew
up in Tennessee," said Butler,
a native of nearby Mt. Juliet,
Tenn. "Are you kidding me?
I went to the Pat Summitt
basketball camp when I was
15 years old."
Looks like she learned
well.


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ALLIGATOR
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Gators knock off powerhouse Vols

By CHRISTOPHER YAZBEC
Alligator Writer
cyazbec@alligator.org

The stage was set. The script was written. All UF
needed was a hero.
Sha Brooks filled the role perfectly.
The senior guard posted 29 points and played
the emotional leader the No. 11 Gators needed to
knock off No. 12 Tennessee 66-57 on Sunday in front
of 8,060 screaming, blue-clad fans in the O'Connell
Center.
The win, in front of the second-largest crowd
in school history, keeps UF (22-2, 8-1 Southeastern
Conference) tied atop the SEC with Auburn nine
games into the conference season.
Brooks, who has averaged more than 20 points
against the four ranked opponents UF has faced this
season, scored nearly as many points as the rest of
her team (37) against the Volunteers (17-6, 6-3 SEC)
despite only shooting 10 of 18 from the free-throw
line.
She proved again that she plays
Usher best in the big games.
"I basically just took what the de-
Women's fense gave me," Brooks said. "It was
a lot of teamwork."
Basketball For Brooks, who hails from
Jackson, Tenn., it was obvious from
her emotions and what she said after the game how
important getting this win was to her.
"It's just something about wanting to beat
Tennessee," Brooks said. "Not saying that I don't
want to beat every other team, but I really, really
want to beat Tennessee."
The Gators, wearing black jerseys at home for the
first time this season, had a real size disadvantage ,
and were outmatched at every position.
UF used balanced scoring from eight different
players and stingy defense in the first half to go into
the locker room down just 29-27 at the break.
Tennessee appeared to be in control in the sec-
ond half after guard Angie Bjorklund hit a three at
the shot-clock buzzer to put her team up 6 with 10:25
left.
Brooks decided at that point it was time to save Harrison Diamond/ Alligator Staff
the day. UF guard Sha Brooks pushes her way past Tennessee's Briana Bass during

SEE VOLS, PAGE 15 the Gators' 66-57 win in the O'Connell Center on Sunday night.


Butler's rebuilding of program nears completion


Before coaching her first game at UF,
Amanda Butler talked about lofty
goals.
She talked about championships, own-
ing the home court and "climbing the
Tennessee mountain."
It sounded an awful lot like optimistic
"coach speak."
This was a Gators program coming off
a 9-22 record in its 2006-07 season. UF had
defeated Tennessee only two times in 39
meetings.
Better make that three wins in 40 meet-
ings after UF beat Tennessee 66-57 on
Sunday.


It's time to say
Butler may have
known what
she was talking
about.
Last year, she
used pretty much
Phil Kegler the same roster
Phil on the Hill as the nine-win
pkegler@alligator.org squad but turned
it into a 19-win
team.
Now, the Gators have their best start
in program history through 24 games
(22-2) and are tied with Auburn atop the


Southeastern Conference standings.
UF will likely move into the top 10 of
the AP poll this week after earning its
fourth win against a ranked opponent.
If the Gators can get through road
games against Vanderbilt and LSU this
week, they should earn a No. 3 seed (or
better) in the NCAA Tournament.
Oh, and about that whole owning the
home court thing? The Gators are 13-0 this
year and 27-5 in the two seasons under
Butler.
Through it all, Butler will say Sunday's
victory is just another win.
SEE PHIL, PAGE 15


UF drops


final game


of series

By ADAM BERRY
Alligator Staff Writer
aberry@alligator.org

Even the No. 1 team in the nation
can stumble out of the gate.
The UF softball team won the first
two games of its three-game series
against Baylor at home this weekend
but fell 1-0 on Sunday in Game 3.
The Gators (2-1) outscored the
Bears (1-2) by 10 runs over the week-
end, but Baylor freshman pitcher
Whitney Canion (1-1) struck out 10
batters and held UF to three hits in
seven scoreless innings in Game 3.
The Gators won 19 straight games
to start the season last year.
"We're going
to have to hit.
We can't get shut
out," UF coach
Tim Walton said.
"There's no way
a team like this,
with the offense
we have, gets shut
Nelson out. I think that's
where I put all the
blame and all the guilt it's on the
nine hitters in the lineup who didn't
come through today."
Senior pitcher Stacey Nelson (1-1)
only gave up one hit on the day, but
the Bears capitalized on two costly
fifth-inning errors by the Gators and
took a one-run lead from which UF
could not recover.
"It's always disappointing when
you lose, but I'm not going to freak
out about one loss in the first week-
end of the season," Nelson said.
UF had its best chance to score in
the first inning with Kim Waleszonia
on third and Aja Paculba on sec-
ond after a sacrifice bunt by Ali
Gardiner. Canion responded by
forcing Francesca Enea to foul out
and striking out designated hitter
Tiffany DeFelice.
Waleszonia attributed the team's
lack of offensive production to the
hitters not adjusting to what they
saw from Canion on Friday night or
in their first at-bats Sunday.
When asked what he would tell
SEE BAYLOR, PAGE 15


* For stories on the UF women's tennis team,
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This week's top UF men's basketball
players, as voted on by the alligator-
Sports staff.
1. Nick Calathes
2. Alex Tyus
3. Erving Walker


POL QUSTIO


Today's question: Will the UF women's bas-
ketball team advance past the Sweet 16 this
season?
Previous question: Will the UF softball team
win the Women's College World Series? (see
right for results)


Percent (Votes)
Yes 85% (61)
No 15% (11)
72 TOTAL VOTES




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