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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2009


Spring semester could bring more DUIs


By KATIE EMMETS
Alligator Writer
Kemmets@alligator.org

Sixteen UF students were in-
volved in DUI incidents since July
1, the beginning of the fiscal school


year.
This year's student DUI statis-
tics are below pace compared to
years before, but Assistant Dean of
Students Chris Loschiavo said he
expects the number to rise before
the second half of the spring se-


mester since people tend to drink
more close to graduation.
There were 65 UF
Local students referred to
News UF's office of Student
Conflict and Conduct
Resolution for DUI's, during the


2007-2008 school year, Loschiavo
said.
When a student is referred by a
law enforcement agency for a DUI,
the student must meet with one
staff member or attend a student
conduct committee hearing.


In the meetings and hearings,
evidence against the student is
presented and disciplinary options
are discussed, Loschiavo said.
"We take each individual's cir-
SEE DUI, PAGE 4


ON CAMPUS

Ex-prof. claims


discrimination

By THOMAS STEWART
Alligator Staff Writer
tstewart@alligator.org

A former associate professor in UF's Levin College
of Law filed a lawsuit against UF last week alleging she
was forced to resign in 2007 because of sex and race dis-
crimination.
In one instance, she alleges she was talking with a
black student when a male colleague pushed her into
the classroom's whiteboard as class was about to start.
Sherrie Russell-Brown, who was hired in 2001 as
an assistant professor of law, filed suit in federal court
against UF's Board of Trustees, the College of Law and
its dean, Bob Jerry.
Russell-Brown, who is black, alleges that the bulk
of the discrimination occurred after she returned from
England, where she was studying for a degree in public
international law at the University of Oxford while on a
two-year leave of absence. While in England, she wrote
e-mails to faculty in the law school detailing episodes of
discrimination. When she returned in January 2007, she
found her office a mess and learned that her personal
mail and e-mails had been accessed in her absence, she
said.
She claims her colleagues completely shunned her Sarah Hsu/ Alligat
and their hostility transferred to the students. One white A Spirited Performance
male student sent her a threatening e-mail the day after Grammy award-winning R&B artist Ne-Yo performs for about 4,000 fans as part of his "Year of the Gentler
the Virginia Tech killings, leading her to cancel the last Tour at the Stephen C. O'Connell Center on Tuesday night. See Story, Page 3.
day of class for the semester, she said.
SEE LAWSUIT, PAGE 4


UF experts call for change to parts of stimulus plan


By CAROLYN TILLO
Alligator Contributing Writer

The U.S. Senate voted to approve the $838
billion economic stimulus bill on Tuesday,
but UF experts have identified aspects of
the recovery program they would like to see
changed.
Michael Cook, a professor with the Rinker
School of Building Construction, said the bill


should focus more on building public schools spend.
than on infrastructure projects, which include Doug Waldo, an as-
improving highways and bridges. sociate professor in UF's
Cook said more people will appreciate a department of economics,
stimulus plan that spends money on schools said funds from the plan
rather than infrastructure because the build- that are allocated to Florida
ing of schools involves a larger sector of the would hopefully help re-
population. B duce UF's budget cuts.
"In my opinion, there is really no substi- Cook But Waldo said goverm-
tute for dollars spent on education," he said. ment officials should focus
UF may indeed now have more money to on bank reform before finalizing the stimulus


plan.
The plan will only be useful if the prob-
lems in the banking sector are dealt with first,
Waldo said.
However, the plan may have a useful ef-
fect on Florida's agricultural industries.
Tom Spreen, chairman of UF's food and
resource economics department, said if the
plan works, it could help raise the prices of
SEE STIMULUS, PAGE 5


Nick Calathes
(right), who scored
a career-high 33
points, couldn't
do it all for UF
against Kentucky
on Tuesday night as
the team lost after
a late Jodie Meeks
3-pointer.
See Story, Page 14.


UF and University of Kentucky battle for blood donations
UF and Kentucky fans were fighting a bloody battle nearly a
week before the men's basketball game.
LifeSouth Community Blood Centers in Gainesville and Ken-
tucky Blood Centers hosted a competition from Feb. 2 to Feb. 9 to
determine who could donate the most blood prior to the game.
Kentucky was proclaimed the winner of the blood drive during
halftime of the men's basketball game Tuesday night with 2,366 do-
nations, topping UF's 2,173 donations.
This is the first year that LifeSouth has held a competition dur-
ing men's basketball season.
-JEREMY GRINER


For the first
time, UF will offer
free STD screen-
ings at the Stu-
dent Health Care
Center today
from 5 to
8 p.m. See Story,
Page 8.


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News Today


WHAT'S HAPPENING
RUB Entertainment Presents:
The Dating Game
Today, 8 p.m.
Orange & Brew
Join RUB Entertainment for its
first dating game. Come find
the right lady or guy or enjoy
the show as guys and ladies
get up on stage to try and find
their perfect matches.

Study Abroad Information
Session
Today, 3 p.m.
Academic Advising, Rm. 200
Study in Europe this summer!
Hosted by the Center for
European Studies. Meet
students and faculty of the
Brussels, Krakow, Salzburg
and Prague programs. Free
pizza.

Outreach Ambassador Program
Meeting
Today, 6:30 p.m.
Turlington L011
Want to inspire youth, increase
diversity and recruit students
to The Gator Nation? OAP
invites students to its second
general body meeting.

RUB Entertainment Presents:
Casablanca
Today and Thursday, 8 and
10:30 p.m.
Reitz Union Auditorium
An American romantic drama
starring Humphrey Bogart,
Ingrid Bergman and Paul
Henreid. Set during World
War II, it focuses on a man
torn between love and virtue.

Gator Disc Golf Club Meeting
Thursday, Feb. 12, 7:30 p.m.
Reitz Union Rm. 246
The group will discuss up-
coming events, tournaments,
disc fundraisers and practice
rounds.

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.

Guest Speaker Dr. Debra
Walker King
Friday, Feb. 13
1 to 2:30 p.m.
Smathers Library (East) Rm.
1A. Dr. Debra Walker King
will speak about her book
"African Americans and the
Culture of Pain." Free and
open to the public.

JAMSA Presents Cupid's
Moonlight
Friday, Feb. 13, 7:20 to 9 p.m.
CSE E121
The Jamaican-American
Student Association (JAMSA)
presents a romantic, relaxing
night of arts and crafts, speed
dating, refreshments, music


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RUB Entertainment Presents:
Speed Dating
Friday, Feb. 13, 8:30 p.m.
Orange and Brew
Join RUB Entertainment for
a night of mixing and min-
gling.

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And want to post it in this
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kbjornsen@alligator.org
with "What's Happening"
in the subject line.

LOCAL
Man robs local bank
A man robbed a Gainesville
bank Tuesday by discreetly ap-
proaching a teller and handing
her a threatening note.
The robbery was at the Cam-
pus Credit Union Bank at 1200
S.W. Fifth Ave.
"She did exactly what
we would have wanted her
to do," said Gainesville Po-
lice Department spokesman
Keith Kameg. "She gave him
an undisclosed amount of
money, and he left walking
in the northerly direction."
Kameg said the man was so dis-
creet that the witnesses in the
bank didn't even know a rob-
bery was taking place.
The man, described as be-
ing bald and in his forties, was
wearing a gray shirt and sun-
glasses.
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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2009 0 ALLIGATOR, 3


County encourages


pet waste cleanup


The city of Gainesville and
Alachua County want you to
scoop the poop.
Alachua County commission-
ers approved a $40,655 addition
to the Alachua County Environ-
mental Protection Department's
budget Tuesday for a pet waste
public education program.
"Scoop it, Bag it, Trash it!,"
aims to encourage residents to
clean up after their pets and to
educate them on the environ-
mental and health dangers of not
doing so, according to the agenda
item.
The campaign will spread the
word through commercials, post-
ers, veterinarian offices and bag
dispensers at public events.
The city of Gainesville is
funding the project, according to
the county's Web site.


Throughout the county, pet
waste has become an environ-
mental concern because of the fe-
cal coliform bacteria that is spread
to waterways through runoff, ac-
cording to the agenda item.
Fecal coliforms live in the
warm in-
testines of
Alachua County animals
Commission and are a
strong in-
dicator of the presence of fecal
matter in water. Total maximum
daily loads for the bacteria have
been found at Hogtown Creek,
Sweetwater Branch and Tumblin
Creek, according to the agenda.
In addition, Hatchet Creek,
Little Hatchet Creek and Possum
Creek are on the 2008 Impaired
Waters List for fecal coliform.
-JACQUELYN WEINER


R&B act Ne-Yo entertains UF


ABOUT 4,000 PEOPLE ATTENDED.

By MAE BASIRATMAND
Alligator Contributing Writer

Nearly 4,000 people flocked to the O'Connell
Center Tuesday night to see Ne-Yo, an artist
known for his R&B and pop stylings.
Audience members, many of them women
wearing stilettos and sequined tops, cheered as
the opening acts heated up the anticipation for
Ne-Yo's performance.
UF's Student Government Productions and
Black Student Union presented the concert as
part of Black History Month.
Electric Red, a female R&B band, opened by
dancing provocatively on stage. The crowd re-
sponded with screams as the women used their
microphones as if they were shot glasses.
Solo artist Musiq Soulchild followed, dressed
in a gray suit and sunglasses. He addressed the
crowd between his soulful stylings.
"What's good in the 'ville, y'all?" he said.
Audience members jumped to their feet when
Ne-Yo rose up out of a trap door in the middle
of the stage and started singing his 2007 hit, "Be-
cause of You."
While he performed songs off of his most
recent album, "Year of the Gentleman," Ne-Yo


flirted with members of the audience by throw-
ing red roses into the crowd.
He interacted with his female backup dancers
as he moved around stage, eventually taking a
break to introduce himself to the audience.
"How 'bout them Gators?" he said.
The stage was simple, with deep blue and
lights in the backdrop.
pMembers of the audience
mouthed the lyrics to his songs
as he smoothed his hand over
his top hat and spun around,
a move that received screams
from the audience.
Soulchild Many attendees said they
came by just to enjoy the show,
which cost $10 per ticket for UF students.
Khelia Johnson, a fourth-year telecommunica-
tion management major, came for the music.
"I want to see him dancing out on stage," she
said. "I hope it's good. I saw his performance on
B.E.T. Honors and it was weak. I just want to see
the dancing."
UF Marine Corps recruiter Armondo Vickers
bought tickets as an early Valentine's Day pres-
ent for his wife, Shretha.
"We just want to have a good time. It's a re-
laxed atmosphere," Vickers said. "It's more for
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Barbergators offers singing Valentines for loved ones


Barbergators members, from left to right, Mike Roth, Travis Crew, Dick Moss and John
Dew perform a singing valentine during a practice at Santa Fe College Tuesday night.


ByYVONNE AYALA
Alligator Contributing Writer

Harmonious "oohs" and "aahs" filled a
Santa Fe College music practice room Tues-
day night as Gainesville's Barbergators Cho-
rus held their last rehearsal before Valentine's
Day.
Barbershop-style quartets, dressed in
bright orange jackets and shiny blue vests,
will be available to croon to your gal or fella
Friday and Saturday in the '20s and '30s vocal
style. The quartets can deliver the valentine to
your sweetheart's work, home or anywhere
else in Gainesville.
"It's a great fund-raiser, but it's also good
to get out in the community and good to be
seen," Barbergator Travis Crew said. "It's a
different kind of gift that you don't see often
- you don't see four guys in tuxedos just
showing up at your job and singing with ev-
eryone looking."
The singing valentines go for the tune of
$50 and include a flower, a personalized val-
entine card, two songs and an instant photo
with the quartet.
"We have plenty of spots open, lots of
availability," said Barbergators musical di-


rector Dave Jacobs.
The chorus had scheduled more singing
valentines by this time last year and think
more people will order valentines as the
holiday approaches, said Barbergator Mike
Roth.
"Everybody is always last minute about
Valentine's Day," Roth said. "I always was.
Why shouldn't anybody else be?"
Last year the chorus performed 30 singing
valentines.
"What's fun is really surprising someone
who has no idea that it's coming," Crew
said.
One quartet from the chorus sang to a
woman who worked at Nationwide Insur-
ance, and all the employees on her floor lis-
tened in on the singing valentine, Crew said.
The chorus, ranging from 20- to 80-year-
olds, sings turn-of-the-century old-time love
songs and this year will perform "Let Me Call
You Sweetheart" and "Heart of My Heart."
While the choir wants to get the message
of the song across, for most of the singers it's
more about the harmony. It's more of being
a fan of the style, the way the chords are and
the way it makes you feel even when you're
not familiar with it, Crew said.


Students risk suspensions


for drunken driving


DUI, from page 1


cumstances into account when we
meet with them," he said
If the student is found guilty
for drinking and driving, he or she
will probably be suspended from
school for a semester, he said.
Students might also be required
to attend traffic school, complete
service hours and write a reflection
or research paper.
UF Police Lt. Stacy Ettel said
UPD has two strategies for catch-
ing drunken drivers.
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locks down a roadway and stops
a certain percentage of traffic to
check for DUIs.
In other cases, law enforcement
officers disperse over a certain
area to remind drivers not to drive
drunk, and they pull over those
driving erratically.
Ettel said when drivers see that
uniformed officers are in the area,
they are less likely to drink and
drive.
"Catching a DUI is not our
goal," he said. "Our goal is to make
people aware that they should not
be drinking and driving."


Lawsuit claims exemplary performance


LAWSUIT, from page 1


She said she reported the incident, as well as
the assault by the male colleague in February
2007, but UF did nothing about either incident.
In August of 2007, she filed an internal discrim-
ination complaint against UF. The investigation
determined all her claims were unsubstantiated.
She also filed a discrimination complaint with the
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
According to the lawsuit, the office found reason
to believe violations of federal civil rights laws
had occurred.
The next day, Russell-Brown was placed on
unpaid leave. She alleges this violated UF regula-


tions and filed a grievance. She resigned on Dec.
31,2007.
The lawsuit claims Russell-Brown's perfor-
mance as a professor was exemplary, citing her
promotion in 2004 and nomination as "Professor
of the Year" in 2002 and 2003.
In a letter sent to law students Monday, Jerry
denied the allegations.
"At this time, I am at liberty to say that the al-
legations...are unfounded," he wrote. "We will be
responding vigorously to this complaint." An al-
most identical letter was sent to faculty.
Debra Amirin, director of communications for
the law school, added the college is committed to
diversity, with minorities making up over a quar-
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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2009 U ALLIGATOR, 5


STUDENT GOVERNMENT

Controversy arises over allocation of SG funding


By CHELSEA KEENAN
Alligator Writer

Student senators decided to shell
out about $5,500 during Tuesday
night's Senate meeting to four stu-
dent organizations.
But while senators tried take care
of business, tension from the upcom-
ing Student Government elections
seeped in and slowed progress.
Controversy arose during the
UF Paintball Team's presentation
to convince senators of the group's
need for funding.


IndependentSen. BrandonWhite,
who represents the Warrington Col-
lege of Business Administration, ac-
cused Orange and Blue Party Sen.
Ben Dictor, who represents the Col-
lege of Liberal Arts and Sciences, of
campaigning while he spoke on be-
half of the team's monetary need.
White is running for Student
Body treasurer with the Orange and
Blue Party, while Dictor is running
for Student Body president with
the Progress Party. "This is outra-
geous," Dictor said. "This senate
is sleeping on the job, and this has


"We're not giving out
money just because we
have it."
Brandon White
Independent Senator

nothing to do with campaigning.
Wake up. Please give the gentleman
who came here from the paintball
committee respect that you didn't
give me."
After tempers settled, UF senior
Ross Marshman, the paintball team's


representative, tried to lighten up
the atmosphere.
"I hope this presentation is worth
it since it brought about a lot of emo-
tion," Marshman said.
In the end, the majority of sena-
tors voted to give $3,274 to the team
so they could attend the national
paintball championships.
White, who is also the Budget
and Appropriations chairman, cau-
tioned senators against excessive
awarding.
"I want us to keep in mind, as a
Senate, that the money we are giv-


ing out is supposed to benefit every-
one," he said. "We're not giving out
money just because we have it."
UF graduate student Matt Martz
also came by to say he will not pub-
licly apologize for creating the Face-
book group, "KICK OUT the Gator/
Unite Party."
Martz was ordered yesterday to
apologize by SG's Elections Com-
mission, an act he said infringed
upon his constitutional rights.
"It's my political opinion," he
said, adding that he expects to be
disqualified because of the act.


Traveling couple promotes breast cancer awareness


THEY PLAN ON VISITING 50
CAMPUSES IN FOUR MONTHS.

By EMILY FUGGETTA
Alligator Writer

Brandon Mendelson wants you to touch
your breasts.
In fact, he and his wife Amanda are travel-
ing across North America telling college wom-
en to do just that.
Mendelson, 25, is the college community
organizer for the 1 in 8 Foundation, a nonprofit
organization named for the number of women
affected by breast cancer in the U.S.
Cancer is prevalent in Mendelson's family,
and his grandmother survived breast cancer
because she was screened early, he said.
"I knew if I had time to do something, (rais-
ing awareness) would be it," he said.
The couple began their trek in New York,
drove to Washington, D.C., and then made


their way to the Southeast. In the next four
months, the Mendelsons plan to visit at least
50 college campuses.
According to 1 in 8 president and CEO Ken
Vrana, 1 in 8 is different from most cancer or-
ganizations because it focuses on prevention,
not a cure.
"While the money is obviously important,"
he said, "it doesn't mean as much as (Mendel-
son) leaving a university and having even just
one girl say, 'You know what? I'm going to
have a mammogram done next week.'"
While most 1 in 8 employees receive a com-
mission for the money they raise, Mendelson
- who calls himself cancer's butt-kicker is
working toward a grant that he says will fur-
ther his efforts to "fight Generation Y's cancer
epidemic."
Vrana said that Mendelson's tour has gar-
nered interest in the foundation from major
media entities like CNN, and although he
could not divulge details, he said President
Barack Obama "is going to do something very
special for the foundation."


Beginning about a week ago, Mendelson
and his wife drove from state to state sleeping
wherever they could find someone willing to
house them -but so far, he said, hotel owners
have donated rooms, including one at Gaines-
ville's Camellia Inn.
While Mendelson, a graduate student at
the State University of New York at Albany,
said the motive for adding Gainesville to the
trip was his love for the Gator
Local football team. He said that
News UF's size creates a great op-
portunity.
"I think we could really do some good for
Gainesville if we get everyone together," he
said.
During their two days in Gainesville, the
Mendelsons spoke to Mayor Pegeen Hanrah-
an about their mission, donated health drinks
to a local homeless shelter and met with Ga-
torStrong, a UF cancer awareness group.
Laura Teisch, president of GatorStrong,
said that she hopes the meeting with Mendel-
son will help publicize GatorStrong and its


mission across the student body.
The Mendelsons also collect CDs and CD
players to distribute at pediatric cancer cen-
ters. They plan to make the first drop in Or-
lando.
Mendelson wants to raise $5 million for the
1 in 8 Foundation, but he set an initial goal of
$8,000, a number he thinks is a realistic short-
term target.
The money raised goes directly to hospitals
and clinics for mammograms, said Mendel-
son.
Although the man-and-wife duo doesn't
have time to linger anywhere for more than a
day or two, Mendelson encourages students
to continue to collect donations or contact him
to set up a drive or discuss ideas.
This approachability is one thing Mendel-
son says he and his wife offer where a lot of
organizations especially those run by celeb-
rities fall short.
"We're not MTV. We're not VH1," he said.
"We're just a husband and wife doing the best
we can with what we've got."


Plan could aid in


Fla. agriculture

STIMULUS, from page 1

Florida's agricultural commodities, such as oranges.
Sam Selikoff, a UF finance senior and teaching as-
sistant for a managerial economics course, does not
see the bill in such a positive light.
Selikoff said it makes him nervous that a small
group of government officials is making this big eco-
nomic decision.
"In my opinion, there is really no substi-
tute for dollars spent on education."
Michael Cook
UF Building Construction Professor

However, time and time again, he said, the coun-
try has shown that private industry and individuals
are the best way to make up for the economic shocks
the country experiences.
Ted Kury, the director of energy studies for the
Public Utility Research Center at UF, said a national
policy should not be dictating the actions of every
state.
He said the government is attaching a lot of strings
to the stimulus plan.
As of now, the plan is requiring the states to adapt
a decoupling of utility companies' revenues, which
would cut the bond between sales and revenues.
This means that while utility companies receive a
steady revenue via the plan, customers will not nec-
essarily get a lower bill.
The federal government is assuming this plan will
work well for all states, he said, adding that this may
not be the case.


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Fortuitous Flexing
Monty Sibley, Mr. Phi Gamma Delta, flexes in front of the other contestants at the Mr. UF Pageant in the Reitz
Union Grand Ballroom Tuesday night. To read more about the pageant, see the story at www.alligator.org.






6, ALLIGATOR E WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2009


Editorial


Pick me!


Burger flipper makes

super-sized appearance

ven while boasting recession-proof returns, McDon-
ald's can't help but smile after receiving free advertis-
ing at the hands of a loyal employee.
Especially when that plug comes while conversing with
President Barack Obama.
Tuesday's town hall meeting between Obama and the citi-
zens of Fort Myers offered a sobering account of the current
economic crisis at least until Julio Osegueda had the op-
portunity to speak his mind.
When Obama informed the audience he wanted to hear
from a man for the final question, he called upon Osegueda, a
college student and burger purveyor who was going crazy to
catch Obama's eye. Captivating both the audience and presi-
dent alike, Osegueda asked the president what he planned to
do to assist individuals like himself, a McDonald's employee,
given the financial climate.
The Editorial Board thinks Osegueda is a downright awe-
some individual for his gregarious antics. His passion and
enthusiasm helped lighten up an event dealing with one of
most serious issues our country has ever faced.
What we find especially hilarious is the fact that Osegue-
da turned to Facebook on Monday with hopes of unloading
a spare ticket not exactly the most legal way of turning a
quick buck.
While Osegueda failed to find a buyer, we are happy to
report he walked away from the town hall meeting with a
new job offer.
Invited by the Fort Myers Miracle, a minor league base-
ball team, the aspiring disc-jockey-slash-broadcaster will
have the opportunity to announce an upcoming game.
The pay? $25.


Ridin' Dirty
From marijuana grow jewelry, not to mention a
houses to teachers whole mess of credit cards
wielding weapons, ab- and licenses.
surdity runs rampant on the Among the most out-
North Central Florida crime landish items in the treasure
scene. chest? A Cox Cable remote.
The latest incident of The Editorial Board won-
devious debauchery stems ders why the two men in the
from a routine traffic stop vehicle were driving around
after a police officer smelled Gainesville with a stolen re-
pot emanating from a vehi- mote control.
cle on Tuesday. Maybe they enjoyed sit-
Expecting to discover ting outside houses discreet-
rolling papers and a dime ly changing the channel on
bag, we can safely assume unsuspecting TV watchers.
the discovery of thousands With the click of a button,
of dollars worth of stolen a seemingly innocent view-
goods left the officer nothing ing of "The L Word" can
short of wide-eyed. quickly turn into the latest
According to a Gainesville edition of "SportsCenter."
Sun article, the driver and Or perhaps they simply
passenger currently being had the best interest of the
held may be the master- now-remote-less person in
minds behind a string of re- mind.
cent robberies in the area. Nothing like burning a
Nothing short of a pawn few calories by getting off the
shop on wheels, the vehicle couch to change the channel
contained a handgun, mul- after a five-hour marathon of
tiple watches and assorted "Bromance."


the independent florida

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Column

Snuggie comforts you with open arms


Not many things are quite as impressive as the Snug-
gie the blanket with sleeves that "won't slip and
slide like a regular blanket."
After hearing of this wondrous item, my life was forever
changed. Who would have thought that taking a robe, mak-
ing it longer and wearing it backwards would be so inge-
nious and so lucrative?
More than four million of these miracle items have been
sold, liberating arms from the imprisoning confines of op-
pressive blankets all over the country. At $19.95 a pair (plus
shipping and handling,) this bastard child between a blan-
ket and a sweatshirt is one of the best-selling novelty items
of the winter.
For those with more expensive tastes, there is the Slanket
at $44.99. For those who want to splurge even more, look
no further. The Blankoat from Iceland-based designer Sruli
Recht will set buyers back a whopping $350 all for the
Snuggie's more avant-garde cousin. Made out of Icelandic
wool, the pedigreed Blankoat makes the Snuggie look like
a mutt.
Therein lies the charm of the Snuggie. The campy info-
mercial that plagues prime-time television is just so hideous
that it is amazing. In a time of economic downturn, as the
infomercial points out, people are turning down their ther-
mostats and reaching for fleece alternatives. Praise be to
the failing economy for giving us the chance to bring these
blankets with sleeves into our homes.
There is even an LED light included for when the electric
company cuts off your power.
The slow economy is also to thank for the mass exposure
to items like the Snuggie and the superabsorbent Sham-
Wow!, the German-created towel that will dry a sweater
faster than Marty McFly's self-drying jacket from the year
2015. Because of plummeting prices for airtime, the mar-


keters of these kitschy products
swooped in and have taken
advertising spots that used to
be reserved for more highbrow
items.
The Snuggie has made many
appearances in the morning
Naudia Jawad news circuit, including NBC's
letters@alligator.org "Today Show," in which the
whole cast and crew donned
Snuggies on-air. One would
think that all of this fame would go to the Snuggie's head.
Quite the contrary, this fleece delight is as humble as ever.
Wait, there's an idea! Add a hood to the Snuggie!
It does not look like the Snuggie era is coming to an end
any time soon, either. The infomercials have made it to You-
Tube and have spawned quite a few parodies, "The Cult
of Snuggie" and "The WTF Blanket" included. Pop culture
has embraced the Snuggie and made it more popular than
its makers could have ever hoped for.
Yes, those wearing Snuggies may look absolutely ridicu-
lous, but they also look surprisingly happy. There is some-
thing almost touching about a product that can promise
you total comfort in a time when people are worried for
their futures. Perhaps the Snuggie is selling more than just
a blanket replacement.
And if you happen to tear your Snuggie, Billy Mays an
apparent long-time sufferer of the dreaded voice immodu-
lation disorder has the perfect answer in the machine-
washable Mighty Mendit bonding agent.
Thank you, Billy Mays. Now we can keep our Snuggies
forever!
Naudia Jawad is a journalism graduate student. Her column
appears on Wednesday.


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


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Guest column

'Roids ruin youthful nature of sport


S"rI lield of Dreams" will always be one of my fa-
Svorite movies, but I'm not sure how anyone
Scan be a fan of professional baseball in this
day and age.
You know what Babe Ruth used to do before a game?
Drink a beer and eat a goddamn hot dog.
That would be unheard of today. Athletes have their
diets planned for them and their bodies sculpted by per-
sonal trainers. And, for players today, a more common
fortification than beer is human growth hormones.
Where's the humanity?
Athletes are scouted from regions far removed from
the area they eventually represent, and millions of dol-
lars are poured into the cultivation of their skills.
Now Alex Rodriguez, widely regarded as the most
talented player in baseball, has joined the ranks of Barry
Bonds and Roger Clemens as outed steroid users.
Never again will there be a moment in baseball like
The Shot Heard Around the World, a moment in which
a genuine home run, a genuine feat of athleticism and
grace (a line-drive hit in the Polo Grounds, about 500
feet) changes the course of history or even partially
- defines an era. The professional athlete is not a hero
but a commodity. Sometimes, in this era of fervent drug


abuse, he is an embarrassment.
Allie Conti Home run records seem to
Speaking Out be broken, or almost broken,
every season now. How could
they not be, with the way the
league facilitates it? Ratings are everything. Baseball
doesn't have the pull it used to, so what better way to
get people to watch than to pull in the fences and allow
for some more action?
There's a military-industrial complex in baseball
now. Franchises pour increasing amounts of funds into
building the best teams they can. Where's the sport of it?
It's all about resources.
How can someone truly love a team? Do the players
represent them? Are their accomplishments the result of
drugs or their own skill? Are they playing for the love of
the game or for an exorbitant salary?
Put simply, would you rather have a hero than can
hit a homer with a few beers in him, or would you rather
have one that can only do it after devouring a bunch of
testosterone?
Everyone in the latter category should be pushed into
a corn vortex and never heard from again. Bottom line.
Allie Conti is an English and journalism sophomore.


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Letters to the Editor
Alligator guilty of self-righteous agenda
I notice the Alligator tends to be pretty
opinionated, which is good it's more in-
teresting that way. However, the newspaper
is also pretty ignorant, which is something I
personally dislike.
Let me try to explain the difference between
the two: I have strong opinions on quite a few
subjects (for example, I don't like the idea of
homosexuality).
However, I'd like to think that I'm not ig-
norant enough to claim my opinions are some
sort of absolute truth, and I can change them
based on new ideas.
Many Alligator articles, on the other hand,
are worded as if the writer had some sort of
a divine being clearly explain to him what's


good and bad and is now compelled to pass
that knowledge on to the readers.
Daniel Shabashvili
UFalumnus



Ad sends unhealthy message to women
Dear Gainesville Health and Fitness Cen-
ters,
In facing my anorexia I have come to real-
ize how distorted this world is.
These gross depictions of what is normal
and right have caused eating disorders and
body dissatisfaction to permeate today's soci-
eties. It is no longer the stereotype of teen girls
starving themselves.


It is young, it is old. It is women, it is men.
It is restricting, it is binging.
The matter of what, when and in whom
symptoms manifest is not the problem. What
results is intensive self-loathing and a society
obsessed with perfection that calls for the ig-
norance of health and happiness.
My membership to your gym allowed for
my sixty-pound weight loss. I was finally the
girl I saw in advertisements. Yet most disturb-
ing was the fact that I was still not happy.
As my treatment for anorexia progresses, I
have come to find that unrealistic expectations
and unhealthy emotions and behaviors occur
at any size.
Therefore, I was disgusted when I saw an
ad of yours displaying a girl with absolutely


no ass in a white bikini.
The slogan "To get here...start here" sick-
ened me.
The message you are relaying is the very
essence of eating disorders and distorted im-
ages that are perpetuated by the naive general
public.
This needs to stop.
I am begging you to pull this ad and others
that emphasize body shape over the impor-
tance of health.
The very fact that "health" is in your com-
pany name is a lie if you continue to support
unhealthy body types and images in order to
sell more memberships.
Allison Palmberg
3ED


WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2009 U ALLIGATOR, 7


Column

Republican party


takes a breather

A s I write, the Senate has passed the economic stimu-
lus package, sending it back to the House for the final
tage of negotiations. It's a wonder they achieved any
deal, however fragile it was, considering the attempts by Con-
gressional Republicans to dynamite the process.
Three Republican senators supported the stimulus pack-
age, which is downright shameful. Of 219 Republicans on
Capitol Hill, only three had the gumption to buck party lead-
ers and broker a compromise with the
The rest justify their attempted ob-
structionismby claiming that the stimu-

is patently false. While final numbers
may vary, about 58 percent of the bill
Jake Miller is government spending, the preferred
recovery policy of Democrats. The oth-
Speaking Out er 42 percent is comprised of tax cuts,
the preferred stimulus measure of Re-
publicans. Despite the fact that many
Democrats argued against the tax cuts, they were included to
attract votes from across the aisle.
They attracted three. Hallelujah for bipartisanship!
By contrast, 40 Democrats supported President Bush's eco-
nomic growth package in 2001, a package composed almost
entirely of tax cuts. In other words, Democrats were told to
stuff it, and they still managed to be more cooperative than
Republicans are being.
If they had their own ideas to offer, the Republicans'
almost-unanimous negation wouldn't be so offensive. Yet
when pressed for solutions of their own, these Republicans
have only one answer: tax cuts. If this answer sounds famil-
iar, it should. For eight long years, tax cuts were the solution
thrown at every economic problem, every time. They were the
president's bread-for-the-masses a popular bit of slogan-
eering that stimulated Bush's election results more than they
did the American economy. So we've tried the tax-cuts-cure-
all approach. In case you forgot, we are currently staring into
the economic abyss. Call it a hunch, but something tells me
Bush economics weren't quite a rousing success.
I'm not arguing that tax cuts can't help the economy I'm
arguing that they're occasionally useful but wholly inade-
quate. If they are targeted to soften the impact of this recession
on those who need help most, I can understand their inclu-
sion. But they simply won't solve the problems of an economy
that has shed almost a million jobs since the year began. They
are relief, not recovery. Anyone who tells you otherwise is a
liar, pure and simple.
I have a message for Republicans on Capitol Hill: This is
what life feels like when you're in the minority (and a small
minority, at that). You don't get to construct policy. You get
to watch policy being constructed and hope it doesn't offend
your delicate sensitivities. Democrats watched for years as
President Bush ran amok with the help of a Republican Con-
gress. They feel your pain, believe me.
It may seem unfortunate, but elections have consequences,
and this is one of them: If you lose, you lose. You don't get to
continue acting like you won. The country made a big, collec-
tive decision last November, and we decided we preferred the
ideas of the guy with the "D" next to his name.
Typically, this is the point at which those ideas become re-
ality. Deal with it.
Jake Miller is a political science and anthropology senior. His
column appears weekly.





8, ALLIGATOR U WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2009


SHCC offers first free STD screening on UF campus


By MATT TRIPP
Alligator Contributing Writer
As the holiday that emphasizes love and
intimacy approaches, students will have the
chance to get checked for STDs.
For the first time, UF will host free STD
screenings at the Student Health Care Center
on campus from 5 to 8 p.m. today.
Dr. Shirley Haberman, director of UF's
GatorWell Health Promotion Services, col-
laborated with the Alachua County Health


Department to hold the "Play it Safe: Get
Tested" event on campus.
Haberman said she organized the event
after learning from a colleague at the ACHD
that chlamydia was on the rise in Alachua
County.
"(STD rates are) increasing, and we're
looking for ways to impact that," Haberman
said.
The number of cases of chlamydia in Ala-
chua has more than doubled since 1996, ris-
ing from 514 to 1,263 in 2005, according to the


Florida Department of Health.
The Student Health Care Center will be
screening for chlamydia, HIV, syphilis and
gonorrhea. Gardasil, the HPV vaccine that
consists of three injections over
a six month period, will be of-
On fered for $165 a shot.
Campus According to the SHCC, STD
screenings normally cost about
$75, whereas HIV testing runs about $15. But
with ACHD footing the bill, money won't be
an issue.


"It will give peace of mind to students, be-
ing able to get the tests and not worry," Hab-
erman said.
Samantha Evans, UF health promotion
specialist, said there were about 1,520 STD
tests given at the SHCC from Jan. 1 to June
30 in 2008.
The number of students being tested is in-
creasing, she said.
"Students need to be realistic, that if
they're sexually active, they may have an
STD," she said.


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cable tv, & high speed internet. $350/mo
352-278-9347, www.lamanchacondos.com
2-13-20-1

2-Story Townhouse for Fall
Rent an entire 4BR or use Free Roommate
Matching. ONLY 10 Steps to UF $479-$504/
month*All-Inclusive Rent Fully-furnished
www.TheCourtyards.net 352-372-3557
4-22-60-1

3BR/3BA avail Jan 08 in 4BR/4BA Country-
side condo. $435/mo/room. Direct bus to UF
3 mi. Bball, pool, exercise room, nicely furn.
3rd Fir. W/D, wireless. Flo 352-357-9656,
Sebastian 352-874-8905 2-27-09-26-1


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

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

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

INDIVIDUAL BR W/ FULL BATH & WALK-
IN CLOSET in 4BR Countryside. Util, DSL,
cable, W/D, 51 in TV, year lease from 8/09.
$400/mo 352-281-4588 2-20-09-10-1

Furnished sublease in Looking Glass.
Reduced Rent ($475 a month + utilities).
Master bedroom (1 br/1 ba) in a 2br/2ba. Great
location easy walking distance to campus.
Call 727-742-6610. 2-18-09-7-1

2009/2010 school year starting Aug 15,2009,
4 bedroom/4 bath VERY CLEAN furnished
Condo on ground floor at University Terrace
West on 20th Ave between UF and Butler
Plaza. Washer/dryer, pool, hot tub, bus line,
etc. $400/month plus utilities. 352-586-6468
2-27-09-14-1

La Mancha furnished room 4 rent $350 2 blks
to UF/Shands/ VA includes dsl,utilities,cable
free call 352-284-7304 3-23-09-30-1


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

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


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


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

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

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


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


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

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

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

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

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


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

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THEo LAURELS


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

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


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

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


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10, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2009


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

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



iTth
PO LO S
'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

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! 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

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

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

OOWOODLAND 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 2-17-09-
60-2


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

RIGHT PLACE, RIGHT PRICE, RIGHT NOW
Steps from VA, Shands, Vet School & UF.
1 & 2 Bedrooms from $625. Grad student &
VA/Shands discounts Renovated units avail
Union Properties@Summit House 376-9668
4-22-08-72-2

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

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


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

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

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

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

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 3/2 for $1200/
mo. Pool svc extra376-6183, 352-327-2931
2-19-09-30-2

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

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

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

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

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





MOST WANTED


Shenika Nobles
Black Male
(DOB 01/28/87); 5'06",
180 Ibs, Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Wanted for:
Felony Violation of
Probation Warrant for
Aggravated Battery
with a Deadly Weapon
ALACNUA COUNTY


CRIME

STOPPERS

Call (352) 372-STOP







WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 20090 ALLIGATOR, 11


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

2/1.5 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
2-17-09-10-2


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


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

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


*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-
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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

4BR/3BA 1700+sqft home for rent. 1.3 miles
from UF. Wood floors, newly renovated
kitchen, washer/dryer, dish washer, fenced-
in back yard, and much more. $1450/month.
Available ASAP. Call 305-764-0975 for info
2-24-11-2

Andree Realty
4br 2 ba, 2406 sq ft $1600
4br2ba, in SW Pool $1400
3br 2ba Rosemont $1350
3br2ba, nearUF $1200
3br 2ba condo $990
3br 2ba House SW $975
2br 2ba T-House $1000
2br 1ba Timberway $675
1br ba Furnished $650
www.AndreeRealty.com
352-375-2900
2-18-7-2

Available now 2BR duplex behind Norman
Hall. Free parking $625/mo. 1119 SW 7th
Ave. Call 372-4903 or 917-416-6968 2-13-
09-4-2

HURRY HORSE PROPERTY!
Cabin, 20 acres, 7 miles south of Newberry
- Paddocks, riding trails. $575 + $100 per
horse u-feed. Dogs welcome 330-329-
8834, writer777@att.net 2-17-5-2

Only Two Left For Fall
4BR/4.5BA Townhouse
Walk to Sorority Row
Norman Hall Area $2800/mo
Fabulous units w/Large Front
Porch, Balconies, Parking
All appliances incl.
Union Properties 352-373-7578 4-22-48-2

WWW.RENTGAINESVILLE.COM
Now updated with our Fall Rentals
Or Call Union Properties 352-373-7578
For more info or a list emailed to you. 4-22-
48-2

Midtown Location
Close to UF and nightlife!
1433 NW 3rd Avenue $975/mo
Decal parking. W/D hookups
Union Properties 352-373-7578 4-22-48-2

Homes Available near
Ballyhoo, Royal Park
314 NW 36th Street $950/mo
518 NW 35th Terrace $1395/mo
537 NW 36th Street $1100/mo
Union Properties 352-373-7578 4-22-48-2

Homes For Fall!
Across from Stadium!
3BR/1.5 BA $2100/mo
202 NW 20th Terrace
4BR/2BA $2400/mo
202 NW 21st Terrace
117 NW 21st Terrace
Union Properties 352-373-7578
www,rentgainesville.com 4-22-48-2

Malibou Cove Apts
700SF 1BR's walk to UF,
Norman Hall & Sorority Row.
Decal parking. $725/mo
1114 SW 7th Avenue
Union Properties 352-373-7578 4-22-48-2

2BR/1 BAAcross from Stadium
1912 NW 1st Ave $1250/mo
Plenty of parking and w/d incl.
Union Properties 352-373-7578 4-22-48-2

Walk to Soroity Row
Norman Hall & UF
1,2 or 3 BRs.
1114 SW 7th Ave $725
1212 SW 5th Ave $700-$900
1128 SW 6th Ave $1200
304 SW 12th Str $2000
Union Properties 352-373-7578
www.rentgainesville.com 4-22-48-2


Check out these rents!!
2BR 2.5BA $925/mo
Victoria Station Townhouses
Mins to UF, Internet & w/d incl.
Union Properties 352-373-7578
www.rentgainesville.com 4-22-48-2

3 bedroom/2 bath house in NW. Near SFCC
and on UF bus route. Large fenced backyard
with wooded lot on quiet culdesac. Nice, safe
neighborhood. Available March 1st. $1100/
mo. Jenny 352-870-3975. 2-19-7-2

1 & 2BR/1BA
W/D, DW, cent H/AC, ceramic tile through-
out, front gated patio. Off of 34th St. On bus
#12. From $695/mo. Call 352-377-1633
2-24-10-2

SPACIOUS 1BR CONDO
Modern and attractive. 1 mi to UF & Shands.
Plenty of parking. W/D incl. $550/mo + dep.
Call 371-9520, 317-2642 2-24-09-10-2

HAILE PLANTATION 2BR/2.5BA condo for
rent. Next to the Village Center. Great loca-
tion. Walking & jogging trails, golf course.
Call 335-5674 2-17-5-2

1 BR/1 BAfor rent. Next to Oaks Mall. Walking
distance to movie theater, restaurants & book
store. Call 335-5674 2-17-5-2


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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

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

Subleasing 1 rm in a 4 bed, 2 bath. Lease
can start asap and ends in Aug w/chance to
renew. 312 a month, need first/last to move
in (will prorate rent for first month). Call 352-
328-8630 for more details. 1904 nw 6th st
2-17-5-3


Sublease, Female, 1/1 of 2/2 in Oakbrook
Walk, $609 monthly with rent, utilities, cable
and internet included. Roommate is profes-
sional student. Third floor, end unit. Close to
UF and Shands. March 1 through Aug 15 with
Aug paid for. 352 256 5128 2-11-09-1-3

Subleasing a 1/1 in a 2/2 @ Cabana
Beach. No roomate right now. Available
until July 31st. Regular $609 but subleas-
ing for $450/Month. Includes utilities, cable,
TV,furnished,W/D, gym, Call 352-870-4026.
2-17-5-3


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

Now you can easily
submit your classified ad
for print and/or web editions
right thru our website!
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
*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

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 2-16-15-4

-:: 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

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
2-17-15-4

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

09/10 school year. 2rms avail in 3/2 beautiful
5 yr old house for 2 females. 2 car garage,
fully furn, except BRs. W/D. 7 mins to UF on
bus rte. Very safe community $525/mo + utils
(~$35/mo) Please call 321-662-1772 2-23-
09-10-4


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4/3 w 1 female & 1 male looking for additional
female roomate for next year. Nicest student
home in Gville. Gym, HotTub, Beautiful
Kitchen, HUGE bedrooms, etc. Walk/Bike to
UF (near 34/univ) $595 Cell: 954-290-5657
2-18-09-6-4


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
5-21-49-5


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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

SWAMP CYCLES
Closest to Campus. Largest selection,
Best Customer Service.
Motorcycles,ScootersAccessories,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*****
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


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!
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NEW DONORS
Bring this Ad and Earn an
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352-378-9204
4-22-08-72-14

$STUDENTS GET CASH ON THE SPOT$
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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2009


ALLIGATOR
www.alligatorSports.org


Late 3 spells


loss for UF

By MIKE DiFERDINANDO
Alligator Staff Writer
mdiferdinando@alligator.org

LEXINGTON, Ky. Nick Calathes did
all he could Tuesday night.
It wasn't enough.
Despite scoring a career-high 33 points,
Calathes and UF (19-5, 6-3 Southeastern
Conference) fell 68-65 to Kentucky (17-7, 6-3
SEC) in Rupp Arena.
Kentucky's Jodie Meeks dazzled the Lex-
ington crowd with 23 points and the game-
winning 3-pointer with 4.7 seconds to play.
"He just made
some great shots,"
UF center Alex
Tyus said. "Some-
times there's
nothing you can
Mean's do about that."
I With theGators
Basketball up 64-63 and 1:17
left on the clock,
forward Dan
Werer missed
a three that led to Meeks getting fouled in
transition.
He made both foul shots and put the
Wildcats up 65-64.
Werner was fouled on the next posses-
sion and tied the game at 65 after making
one of his two shots from the line.
With 4.7 seconds left, Meeks hit a three
from the left shoulder of the court while be-
ing closely guarded by Calathes to put Ken-
tucky on top 68-65.
Calathes was fouled taking a despera-
tion three with 0.6 seconds left but missed
all three shots.
"I just missed it," Calathes said. "I feel
like I let the team down."
Tyus had confidence that his point guard
would hit the free throws.
SEE HOOPS, PAGE 16


UF guard Nick Calathes shoots in front of Kentucky's Ramon Harris during the first
half of the Gators' 68-65 loss against the Wildcats in Lexington, Ky., on Tuesday
night.


Calathes only one

holding team up

W ith 0.6 seconds left, Nick Calathes
finally became like the rest of his
teammates.
He morphed into an average college bas-
ketball player.
Calathes won't forgive himself for missing
the game's final free throws that more than
likely would have sent
the game into overtime
ever.
That's why he has
become one of the best
players in the nation,
as a 33-point and sev-
Brian Steele en-rebound showing
Steele-ing Bases proves.
bsteele@alligator.org When the rest of
your team shoots 35
percent and only hits 12
field goals, however, it makes those 33 points
not enough. And you can't blame Calathes for
that.
He was the only player to show up for
the Gators in their 68-65 loss at Kentucky on
Tuesday night.
Alex Tyus made a cameo every now and
again, but Calathes was the only UF player
who stood out.
Tuesday night's show featured Walter
Hodge missing a wide-open three while Dan
Werner tossed the ball right into the hands of
Kentucky defenders.
And most of Tyus' scores come off of Cal-
athes' ability to see the floor.
This is why UF is still stuck in the mud of
mediocrity.
Without Calathes leading them, the Gators
are one of the worst major-conference teams
in the country.
With him, they'll be one of 65 teams get-
ting to play for a national championship. The
Gators have other players who are capable of
scoring, but they can't be counted on for ev-
SEE BRIAN, PAGE 16


UF WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

Gators winning with attributes other than height


By CHRISTOPHER YAZBEC
Alligator Writer
cyazbec@alligator.org

For UF, winning isn't a matter of physi-
cal ability, talent or size.
If the team only relied on those at-
tributes, then the No. 9 Gators (22-2, 8-1
Southeastern Conference) would not have
anywhere near the success they have had
so far this season.
UF is undersized and outmatched


against almost every team it faces, and the
same was true, by far, against Tennessee on
Sunday.
The Volunteers stood taller than the
Gators at every position, and all five of
their starters were 6 feet or taller.
To put it in perspective, UF forward
Marshae Dotson is only 5-foot-11, and she's
the tallest player in the Gators' starting
lineup.
So how does this team win games? How
do they match up with other teams when


they're overmatched on paper 90 percent of
the time?
For UF coach Amanda Butler, the an-
swer is simple.
"When it comes down to it, it is effort, it
is heart, it is desire," Butler said.
That is probably the best explanation,
considering four of the Gators' starters this
season were on the 9-22 squad from two
years ago.
Want, passion, motivation Butler
could probably throw those words in there


as well to describe and explain the reason
for her team's success.
"When talent is fairly equal, it comes
down to who wants it more," Butler said.
"That's what we see from this team over
and over and over again, is they're not go-
ing to be denied.
"When it comes down to it, I want the
ball more than you do. I'm going to beat
you to the spot. I'm going to dive and get
on the floor before you do. It's those little
SEE HEIGHT, PAGE 16


NCAA Men's Basketball: (23) Syra-
cuse vs. (1) Connecticut
ESPN, 7 p.m.
NCAA Men's Basketball: (3) North
Carolina vs. (6) Duke
ESPN, 9p.m.


2006: UF defeats LSU 71-62 in the
O'Connell Center. Sophomores Corey Brewer
and Joakim Noah each scored 16 points,
while junior Lee Humphrey came off the
bench to score 13.


NCAA Men's basketball
(10) Marquette 84
(13) Villanova 102
NBA
Nuggets 99
Heat 82


The No. 7 UF men's tennis team dropped a
close match to Illinois on the road Tuesday.
It was the Gators' first loss of the season.
For more on the match, check out alligator-
Sports.org.






WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2009 0 ALLIGATOR, 15


UF SOFTBALL

Gators look to rebound in Jacksonville after loss

By ADAM BERRY
Alligator Staff Writer
aberry@alligator.org

Sometimes a loss is just a loss nothing more, nothing
less.
Following the No. 2 Gators' (2-1) 1-0 loss to Baylor on
Sunday, UF coach Tim Walton said he doesn't want to let
the defeat only the team's second loss at home since April
27, 2007 affect the way he coaches his players at the plate
throughout the rest of the season. That starts with UF's game
today at Jacksonville (1-4) at 5 p.m.
"There wasn't any difference (in the way we played) be-
tween the wins and the losses. We just weren't able to get any
hits or get anything going," Walton said. "We're not going
to change anything. You saw what we can do on Saturday in
front of 1,572 people. We can really hit."
The Gators proved they have the talent to win games with
their hitting Saturday by scoring 8 runs and knocking three
balls out of the park, but talent alone isn't always enough to
come out on top in a close game against a dominant pitcher.
"We're going to have to learn how to win games like that,"
Walton said. "The difference between this year and last year
is that we found a way to win those kind of games last year,
but arguably, in our five losses, it was exactly like that."
In their 70-5 2008 season, the Gators' losses were by a com-
bined 5 runs. One key difference, however, was that UF's first
loss last season came after 19 straight wins. The Gators fell 2-1
after 10 innings at Long Beach State on Feb. 27.
After an impressive offensive performance Saturday, UF
came up empty at the plate in Game 3 against Baylor. Center-
fielder Kim Waleszonia attributed the lack of offensive pro-
duction to the Gators' failure to make the necessary changes
after their first at-bats. Harrison Diamond/ Alligator Staff
"We just didn't make the adjustments we needed to make," UF left fielder Francesca Enea celebrates after passing coach Tim Walton on her way to home plate after hitting a
Waleszonia said after Sunday's game. "By the third round, we home run during the Gators' 8-0 win against Baylor in Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium on Saturday.
should have been taking better hacks and not doing the same stop, where sophomore Megan Bush started all three games run of the game.
things we did Friday night or in our first at-bats today. We over the weekend but made a critical error in the fifth inning Senior Le-Net Franklin, who only took the field during the
just didn't make the adjustments fast enough or at all." of Game 3. Baylor capitalized on Bush's mistake and an un- weekend's games as a pinch runner, will see more time on the
Walton noted the team's need for improvement at short- characteristic error by pitcher Stacey Nelson to score the only field as the season progresses, Walton added.


Gymnasts far from potential


By EUGENIO TORRENS
Alligator Writer

Out of the frying pan that is Baton Rouge,
La., and into the fire that is East Lansing,
Mich.
The No. 9 UF gymnastics team will take to
the road for its second consecutive away meet
to take on Michigan State in a Valentine's Day
meet.
The Gators (3-2, 2-2 Southeastern Confer-
ence) are 0-2 on the road this season after los-
ing their latest bout at LSU last Friday.
Even though UF coach Rhonda Faehn said
the performance against the Tigers was better
than the previous two meets, it wasn't good
enough for the win. Faehn added that the per-
formance showed how far away the team was
from tapping its true potential.
A large part of the blame falls on injuries,
which have prevented UF from putting out a
consistent, 24-for-24 lineup this season.
Amanda Castillo has nursed bursitis in her
ankle the whole season and has been scattered
around on events since the first meet. After
performing on balance beam and uneven bars
for the first four meets, she was taken off beam
against the Tigers, but was still plugged into
the floor lineup for the first time this season.
She was on the vault lineup the first meet
and hasn't appeared on vault since, but Faehn
said Castillo has started training on vault this
week and may be in the lineup unveiling yet
another lineup change.
Freshman Nicole Ellis had a hip problem
take her out against Arkansas on Jan. 23 after
she had performed in the first two meets. She
returned against Kentucky on vault Jan. 30,
scoring a 9.775. Her hip appeared to be better,
and Ellis improved to a 9.85 on vault against


Six weeks into the season, it appears Faehn
may finally be getting close to a final lineup.
She said the team was set on bars and vault
is close, but depends on Castillo's progress.
Castillo should also be in the floor lineup
again, but where she competes in the lineup is
unsure and may be meet-to-meet.
The most problematic event for the team
this season, beam, may finally be tamed.
"On beam, I truly feel the lineup we're go-
ing to have this weekend at Michigan State will
be our set lineup," Faehn said. "We're hoping
it will be there, and we're not
deviating from it, no matter
what."
Beam has been the team's
weakest event this season
after it was the Gators' best
event in the first meet. The
team is ranked 22nd in the
Faehn country on beam coming
into this meet.
As if the team needed anything else going
against it, they will have to leave the confines
of Gainesville for a second straight meet.
"I would say that right now (the road
meet's) not any different than any of our home
meets," Faehn said. "We haven't performed
the way we needed to at either place."
If the Gators want some Valentine's Day
love in East Lansing, they will need to improve
upon this season's performances and pull bits
and pieces of highlights from every meet, cul-
minating with the team shedding its tentative-
ness.
"This isn't the place we want to be right
now, and it's not where we anticipated being
this far down in our season," Faehn said. "We
know we have a hill we have to climb."


UF improves on Day 2


By ANTHONY CHIANG
Alligator Writer


Tuesday was a step in the right di-
rection for the UF women's golf team
but also a step back.
The Gators shot 25 over par
Tuesday in the second round of the
Northrop Grumman Regional Chal-
lenge in Palos Verdes, Calif., a 16-
shot improvement from Monday's
first round.
Despite that turnaround, the Ga-
tors fell even further back on the
leaderboard and are now 35 strokes
behind first-place Arizona State in
seventh place.
The one constant was sophomore
Jessica Yadloczky, who matched her
first-round score of 4 over par. She
moved up on the individual leader-
board, tying for fifth place.
"I've really stuck with my goals
for the week," Yadloczky said. "I've
been concentrating not on my physi-
cal game but on my goals I set out be-
fore I came to the tournament."
The weather was much better than
in round one, helping the other three
golfers achieve lower scores.
Freshman Andrea Watts made
the biggest jump from the first round.
Her second-round score of 5 over par
translated into a six-shot improve-


ment from Monday's score. She fin-
ished the day strong with her only
birdie coming on the last hole.
Lauren Uzelatz and Evan Jensen
also had much better rounds on Tues-
day. Uzelatz shot a second-round
score of 10 over par while Jensen shot
6 over par. Both golfers made a five-
shot improve-
ment.
These
S lower scores
were in most
part due to the
Golf clearer weath-
er, Watts said.
"A lot of it
had to do with the weather, a lot of
it also had to do with how upset we
were with our performance yester-
day," she said. "We were fired up,
ready to improve, and ready to play
better today."
The team will not rest after Tues-
day's better performances.
"I think it's motivating," Watts
said. "We need to work harder and
move forward, just try to improve for
tomorrow."
The Gators will go with the same
lineup for the tournament's final
round Wednesday as they used
Tuesday.
Marika Lendl will still not be
available for the third round.






16, ALLIGATOR U WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2009


Calathes' missed free throws prevent game from going to overtime


HOOPS, from page 14

"I thought he was going to
make those shots," Tyus said. "I
was ready to go to overtime."
In the first half, UF forward
Chandler Parsons was sent to the
bench after picking up two fouls
with 12:51 to play.
With Parsons out of the game, it


BRIAN, from page 14


ery game, as this loss shows.
There is nobody to grab the tough re-
bound.
There is nobody to guard the oppo-
nent's best player, regardless of position.
There is nobody who can be counted on to
find the open teammate when the defense
breaks down.
Calathes is not that big or strong, but
he's tough enough to wrestle the ball


was up to Calathes to shoulder the
offensive burden.
The sophomore rose to the chal-
lenge, scoring 18 in the first half.
After leading early on, the
Gators allowed the Wildcats to go
on an 18-4 run that gave them a
24-18 lead with 4:44 left in the first
half.
With less than a minute to play
in the opening period, Calathes


"I just missed it. I feel like
I let the team down."
Nick Calathes
UF sophomore guard

knocked down a three that cut the
Kentucky lead to 2. He was fouled
on the next possession and made
both foul shots to tie the game at
30 heading into halftime.


The Gators opened the second
half strong, jumping out to a 36-34
lead when senior Walter Hodge
was given a flagrant technical foul
and ejected from the game. He
stepped on the right arm of Ken-
tucky's Perry Stevenson.
"I don't think (Hodge) kicked
him," Calathes said. "He's not
the kind of player who would do
that."


from players bigger and stronger than he ting on North Carolina blue and playing at
is. He's not exceptionally athletic, but he Duke's Cameron Indoor Stadium.
leaves players far more physically gifted He was a Boston Red Sox hitter going
than he is behind him and wondering up in the bottom of the ninth, down by one
what just happened. run with two outs against the New York
He is the only reason the Gators have Yankees.
any chance of advancing past the opening He was a star Miami Dolphins lineback-
round in the NCAA Tournament this sea- er looking to dismember the New York
son. Jets' quarterback.
When it looked like this UF-Kentucky His teammates, on the other hand,
rivalry was beginning to simmer and go played like they were the Los Angeles
on the back burner, Calathes played with Clippers hiding behind the shadows of the
a passion that made you think he was put- Lakers, hoping to not even be noticed.


The Wildcats fought their way
to a 50-47 lead with 9:06 to play
in the game when big man Pat-
rick Patterson went down with
an ankle injury after fouling UF
freshman Kenny Kadji. Patterson
finished with 7 points and eight
rebounds.
With Patterson out of the game
things, opened up for Tyus, who
scored 14 points.


Or maybe they were the Cincinnati Ben-
gals, just hoping to be average.
It's too bad the lasting memory of this
game for UF fans will be Calathes shaking
his head at the free-throw line.
They should be reminiscing about that
Chandler Parsons miss or one of Werner's
many clankers, or maybe even Hodge's
ejection.
Calathes was shaking his head after
those misses, but it was those other guys
who will be keeping their heads down all
the way back to Gainesville.


Tennessee coach Summitt impressed by UF's passion, energy, effort


HEIGHT, from page 14


things that are making the difference."
Those are the things Butler did so well in her career as
a player at UF, and she has instilled the same qualities in
her team now.
Butler said she even has to shorten drills in practice be-
cause the players get too physical or intense.
Tennessee coach Pat Summitt noticed the fight and the
energy the Gators brought on Sunday, something she said
her own team didn't do at times.


"The thing that impressed me so much watching them
on tape is how hard they play, how passionate they are,"
Summitt said. "Clearly, they're not a
Steam that's taking possessions off."
Summitt said UF's leader, Sha Brooks,
knows how to motivate her team, but
Women's Summitt questioned whether doing so
Basketball s necessary.
sl "I don't know if she has to do very
much," Summitt said. "They're pretty
motivated to begin with."


So to recap, the words used that best explain the Gators'
success go as follows: effort, heart, desire, want, passion
and motivation.
"We aren't taller than anybody," Butler said. "I don't
feel like we have this huge talent advantage any night, but
I've got so much confidence in how they play together, and
they've got so much confidence in one another.
"And we know that if the outcome of the game is going
to be determined by effort, it's going to be determined by
pursuit of the ball and those sort of things, then we're go-
ing to be in good shape."


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