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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2009


STUDENT GOVERNMENT


Party fined for violating campaign rules

By CHELSEA KEENAN Of the 13 complaints filed against tinued after being cut short on Mon- message and political rally held in they made a large mistake," said
Alligator Writer the Progress Party, 12 were voted day night. the Plaza of the Americas. Michael Maguire, a member of the
valid. Miorelli presented eight com- During the two-and-a-half-hour commission.
The Progress Party was not dis- Progress Party President Josh plaints to convince the commission meeting, Simmons and Miorelli pre- But Miorelli disagreed.
qualified Wednesday night by Stu- Simmons went head-to-head with that the Progress Party was in vio- sented evidence and refuted each "I think what came out of this
dent Government's Elections Com- Orange and Blue Party Sen. Sam lation for campaigning before Jan. other's claims. In the end, the Prog- shows you can campaign outside
mission, but they will have to dish Miorelli, who filed the complaints, 27. Violations include a premature ress Party was fined. the election season," he said. "And
out $80. when the commission meeting con- Web site, Facebook group, Facebook "The Progress Party understands that's deplorable."


Lecturer/Sen.


earns big bucks
By THOMAS STEWART
Alligator Staff Writer
tstewart@a ligatororg

Though the $75,000 salary of state Sen. Mike Haridopolos,
hired last spring as a lecturer at UF, drew criticism because
it eclipsed most others in the political science department, it
turns out UF approached him in the fall about teaching a semi-
nar, which would have bumped his salary even higher.
Haridopolos, R-Indiatlantic, said he turned the offer down,
but not because of the controversy.
"The idea was brought up, and I quickly came to the con-
clusion that my plate was full, and we moved on," he said. It is
unclear how much more he would have been paid.
While Haridopolos does not have a Ph.D.,
he makes more than 28 of the 37 professors
and lecturers on the political science depart-
ment payroll. All but one of those faculty
members have earned Ph.D.s, according to
UF's Web site.
The only other faculty member who has
not earned a Ph.D. is paid about $27,000.
Haridopolos Haridopolos, who taught three classes
last semester and is currently teaching 10
students in Tallahassee, said he is working on his doctorate at
Florida State University. He said Graham was looking to hire Ana Goni-Lessan/ Alligator
someone with experience as a lawmaker and a teacher. Showing off Safe Sex
He said he has a unique perspective and has gotten positive Kerri Boyd, a GatorWell health education intern, discusses dental dams as part of a safer sexual lifestyle
feedback from students, who gave him an average overall rat- with UF sports management sophomore Tiffany Giardino, left, and UF event management junior Sarah
ing of 4.5 out of 5 for two of his classes last semester.
ing of 4.5 out Haridopolos said he's been teaching for 15 years, mostly at Sheldon, at the first Prevention Fair at the Reitz Union Colonnade on Wednesday.
Haridopolos said he's been teaching for 15 years, mostly at
Brevard Community College, and said he looked forward to
teaching at UF again next year.


Machen may face salary cut under Treasury's new rules


By CHELSEA KEENAN
Alligator Writer

UF President Bernie Machen's salary may
be lowered if the U.S. Treasury Department
extends its new guidelines to university presi-
dents. On Feb. 4, the department tried to cap
top executives' salaries at some companies to


$500,000 in order to ameliorate the nation's
financial crisis, according to a Chronicle of
Higher Education article released last week.
Although the new regulations are directed
at corporations receiving federal bailout fund-
ing, some believe they may eventually affect
universities, according to the article.
This might put university presidents' sala-
ries at risk. Machen's 2008 salary of $731,811


made him Florida's highest-paid public uni-
versity president.
However, UF spokesman Steve Orlando
said the possibility
UF was only based on
Administration speculation, adding
that Machen has a
base salary of $220,000. The rest comes from
bonuses and private funds from UF's Athletic


Association and Shands at UF.
He said if UF were to be compared to a cor-
poration, then Machen would be in charge of
24,000 employees and about a $4-billion bud-
get. This does not including the 51,000 or so
students who attend UF, Orlando said.
He added that UF produces $7 billion for
the state economy through sports and re-
search.


UF men's
basketball coach
Billy Donovan is
not blaming Nick
Calathes (right) for
Tuesday's loss to
Kentucky. Instead,
Donovan said he
got very little from
other players.
See Story, Page 18.


EFeeling lonely this
Valentine's Day?
Sex columnist
Ashley Ross wants
you to pamper
yourself despite
your single status.
See story,
Page 12.


$789B agreement announced in race for stimulus bill
WASHINGTON (AP) Moving with lightning speed,
key lawmakers announced an agreement Wednesday on a
$789 billion economic stimulus measure designed to create
millions of jobs in a nation reeling from recession.
The bill includes help for victims of the recession in the
form of unemployment benefits, food stamps, health cov-
erage and more, as well as billions for states that face the
prospect of making deep cuts in their own programs.
It also preserves Obama's signature tax cut a break
for millions of lower and middle income taxpayers, includ-
ing those who don't earn enough to pay income taxes.


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News Today


WHAT'S HAPPENING
Tavis Smiley
Today, 8 p.m.
Curtis M. Phillips Center for
the Performing Arts
Presented by Black History
Month 2009 and ACCENT.
Listen to the accomplished
activist, author, philanthro-
pist, and radio and television
personality speak about his
experiences. Free and open to
the public. Visit ufblackhisto-
rymonth.com for details.

RUB Presents: Local Brew
Today, 8 p.m.
Orange and Brew
Free show with The Righteous
Kind (featuring UF chemistry
professor Charles Martin),
Mystery Machine and
Funkatron.

Prophet Muhammad: A Mercy
to Humankind
Today, 7-9 p.m.
Rion Ballroom, Reitz Union
To shed light on the true teach-
ings of "the most influential
figure in history" (Michael
Heart's "The 100"), Islam On
Campus invites students
to see why Prophet
Muhammad is dear to over 1.2
billion people across the globe.
Imam Abdul Malik, a national
social activist and motivation-
al speaker, will speak on the
topic.

NCASC Gator Chapter Meeting
Today, 5-7 p.m.
Rolfs Hall 211.
Business meeting from
5-5:30. Presentation at 5:30:
"Communication Between the
Sexes" presented by Professor
Diana Karol-Nagy. This event


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Gator Disc Golf Club Meeting
Today, 7:30 p.m.
Reitz Union Room 346
The group will discuss up-
coming events, tournaments,
disc fundraisers and practice
rounds.

RUB Entertainment Presents:
Casablanca
Today, 8 & 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.

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
email your request to the
Supervisor of Elections at
elections@sg.ufl.edu.

Guest Speaker:
Dr. Debra Walker King
Friday, Feb. 13, 1-2:30 p.m.


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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 9 p.m.
CSE E121
The Jamaican-American
Student Association (JAMSA)
presents a romantic, relaxing
night of arts and crafts, speed
dating, refreshments, music
and poetry. Come with your
love song requests.

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

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

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


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Man tries to
MHE IS A MEMBER OF THE UNITED
BLOOD NATION.
A Gainesville man was arrested Mon-
day and charged with stealing money in
order to raise his ranking in the United
Blood Nation, a gang more commonly
known as the Bloods.
On Feb. 2, a woman reported her wallet
stolen from her car while she was at Wal-


pay gang with stolen cash,

According to the Gainesville Police De- er Parker, 24, were both
partment arrest report, the woman told arrested and charged
police her stolen credit card had been used with burglary, theft and
to wire money through Western Union, a fraudulent use of a cred-
money transferring business. it card.
After an investigation of Western Union Hernandez told po-
Financial Services, officials found that Hernandez lice that he and Parker
$1,400 of the woman's money was wired stole the wallet that had
to Pedro Hernandez, 24. $1,000 in cash and various credit cards.


credit cards
According to the report, Hernandez
said Parker told him he could wire the
money into Hernandez's account and that
they arranged to split the money.
Hernandez said that he is required to
pay dues to the Bloods with the money
he makes from criminal activity, which
would raise his status within the gang, the
report stated.
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NATIONAL

UF ranks No. 10 in study of nation's popular colleges


By CHELSEA KEENAN
Alligator Writer

UF can add one more title to
its list after a recent study ranked
it among the top 10 most popular
colleges in the U.S.
Each university was ranked by
its 2007 yield, which is the per-
centage of students who elected
to attend the school out of the
number of students who were ac-
cepted.
A lower yield indicates the
university is frequently a second


choice for students or a safety
school, according to a study from
U.S. News & World Report.
A high yield shows students
are strongly motivated to go
there, according to the report.
UF grabbed the No. 10 spot
with 63 percent of accepted stu-
dents choosing to attend in the
fall of 2007.
It beat out opponents like the
University of Georgia, which
came in at No. 20, and The Ohio
State University, at No. 25.
Harvard took the No. 1 spot,


with nearly 80 percent of stu-
dents who were accepted choos-
ing to enroll.
Brigham Young
University and
the University
of Nebraska
took second and
third place.
UF spokes-
Orlando man Steve Or-
lando said he
believes UF will keep a top spot
on the list because the number of
applicants continues to rise from


year to year.
In 2008 alone, 28,000 students
applied and 10,000 were accept-
ed, Orlando said, adding the UF
admissions board set a goal of
wanting 6,600 students to attend
UF the following fall.
"(The amount of applicants)
continues to get higher because
(UF) becomes more and more
competitive each year," he said.
UF freshman Scott Schumach-
er said he thought UF's rise in
popularity could stem from the
success its sports teams are hav-


ing.
He also said its reputation in
academics is another reason ad-
missions have become so com-
petitive.
Schumacher, from Tampa,
said about half of his friends who
applied were not accepted.
Orlando said there is a down-
side to being so popular.
"With all the recent budget
cuts, if we remain popular we
may not be able to give students
what they came here for," he
said.


Gainesville hopes for cut of stimulus to fund projects


n THE CITY HAS PLANNED 121
PROJECTS COSTING OVER $860M.

By HUNTER SIZEMORE
Alligator Staff Writer
jhsizemore@alligator.org

Gainesville is hungry for a slice of
Obama's $789-billion stimulus pie.
The city government has compiled a list
of 121 projects, totaling over $860 million,
that are ready to go but have no funding.
Projects range from a $125,000 remedia-


tion of Depot Park to a $48-million reloca-
tion of Gainesville Regional Utility's opera-
tion center.
One of the stimulus plan's major goals
is to fund municipal projects, which will
put cash into the economy immediately.
On Wednesday, Congress finalized the eco-
nomic stimulus package, which will be di-
vided between businesses, state and local
governments and tax payers. The Senate
and House will vote on it soon, and the bill
could be on the president's desk in days.
But details on how the stimulus will work


are scarce.
How cash will be distributed to local
governments, what types of projects will be
funded and the amount
in of money available are
Gainesville City
Commission all questions that will
be answered in the
near future.
Diane Wilson, a Gainesville Regional
Utilities analyst, was willing to share her
wish list.
"$40 million would be great to have," she
said. "But that would be tough to get."


Wilson speculates that the stimu-
lus package could bring between 50 and
500 jobs to the Gainesville community.
While what projects get funded will be de-
termined by the focus of the package, City
Commissioner Jeanna Mastrodicasa has one
favorite picked out.
"If there is an opportunity to build the
Depot Avenue project, I'm particularly ex-
cited about that," she said.
Plans to build a park in the low-income
area have been in the works for years, she
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6, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2009

Editorial

Deal or No Deal

Education takes a

backseat to progress
Wednesday afternoon brought word from Washing-
ton of an oh-so-close deal on the proposed eco-
nomic stimulus package.
Hold your horses.
While the House of Representatives and Senate reached
a general agreement on the terms of the bill in the early eve-
ning, differences remained over the inclusion of $10 billion of
added support for the nation's schools.
Specifically, members of the House were concerned over
a portion of the package designated for the construction and
renovation of public schools.
Even though the Senate's version of the bill included the
same monetary funds, the House's legislation would have
provided the financial support much sooner and explicitly
for schools with the most need.
In a late-breaking announcement on Wednesday, both the
House and Senate agreed on a final bill to present to Presi-
dent Barack Obama for his signature sans funding for
school construction.
The Editorial Board is pleased to hear that a deal is finally
in place bound to help remedy the country's economic
situation. But we are disappointed that the House's attempts
to keep language in the bill regarding assistance for construc-
tion on schools fell through.
Sadly, under the latest version of the legislation, those
rat-infested, asbestos-ridden schools of America lost out on
a second chance.
At least Obama will most likely meet his goal of signing
the bill into legislation on President's Day at the expense
of education.


It's Just A Game


T he Editorial Board
loves playing practi-
cal jokes on each other
during our rare moments of
free time.
From arranging prank
phone calls to the newsroom
asking for "muffin" to writ-
ing fake love notes on Sub-
way napkins, we certainly
know how to illicit a good
chuckle from time to time.
While we'll even go as far
as to "misplace" someone's
budget sheet, the Editorial
Board knows better than to
lose our sacred copy of
"Goldeneye" for Nintendo
64.
But as much as we love
007 (we heart multi-player),
we certainly don't grab our
co-workers by the throat and
bash their heads on a desk if
we can't find the game.
Sadly, one resident of
Gainesville has taken his
gaming obsession way too
far.


According to a Gainesville
Sun article, a 26-year-old
man was arrested for beat-
ing a 10-year-old boy after a
dispute over a missing video
game.
We assume the child lost
the man's favorite game,
causing the man to allegedly
grab the child by his throat
and hit his head repeatedly
against a dresser.
Fortunately, the boy did
not require medical atten-
tion and can now play to
his heart's content while
his attacker faces criminal
charges.
What makes the story
even more absurd is the fact
that the game in question
was apparently for the origi-
nal PlayStation system.
While Nintendo 64 has
achieved hipster-chic status,
we have one bit of advice for
this violent video game vil-
lain 1994 just called, they
want their technology back.


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A Gainesville teacher was arrested on Monday after arrived.
he was found to be in possession of two loaded The only way we can stop crimi-
firearms a small one in his pocket and a larger nals from using guns is to let good
one in his car. people have guns, too.
The teacher, Mark Stockdale, was being investigated Concealed weapons permits al-
for a battery charge that allegedly occurred the night be- low people to carry completely hid-
fore. We have no idea what Stockdale's motives were, but Johnathan Lott den guns on their person for self-de-
we do know his crime. He was charged with two felonies letters@alligator.org fense. These permits require training
for having concealed handguns at his school. to obtain, and carriers are highly
My question is why are we so concerned about people unlikely to commit a crime (one out
bringing guns to school? 350,000 carriers was convicted for homicide, according to
Guns are not bad per se. Guns are tools of self protec- a study done from 1987 to 1997).
tion. Some estimates place the number of times people use But, wouldn't it be unsafe to have thousands walking
a gun for self-defense as high as two million a year. The around with guns in our schools? No. Only those over 21
Supreme Court has ruled that the Constitution protects and trained could carry a firearm. The weapons would be
the individual right to keep and bear firearms. concealed and only used in the event of a true emergency.
Guns are only bad when they are used to hurt the in- Criminals fearing for their lives would be deterred by just
nocent. Simply having a gun in your possession does not knowing that guns could be present, and if criminals are
mean that you are planning to use one illegally. still crazy enough to start shooting, they could be quickly
Then we come to the question of schools. We remember taken down before they do nearly as much damage as they
the horrible tragedies at Virginia Tech and Columbine and otherwise might.
want to do everything we can to stop recurrences, so we I'm not sure of the intentions of Stockdale, but just car-
think that banning guns in school will reduce crime. rying a firearm at school should not be a felony. Trained,
It's already illegal to shoot a gun at an innocent per- well-intentioned carriers are the only thing that can pre-
son, so how will banning the presence of guns at school vent a tragedy from becoming a massacre. Criminals
keep us from doing this? If someone plans to commit mur- know this, and hence, so many massacres occur in gun-
der, charging them for gun possession isn't going to deter free zones like schools and post offices.
them. How many lives could have been saved if a trained
What a gun ban is going to deter is someone who plans teacher at Columbine had a gun?
to use it for self-defense. Without good people carrying We will never know the answer, nor will we see any
guns for self-defense, the only people who have guns tragedy prevented, so long as we continue to allow crimi-
are criminals. A perpetrator with a handgun can fire the nals to monopolize guns.
weapon well before police arrive. Seung-Hui Cho went on Johnathan Lott is a political science and economics sopho-
a rampage for nine minutes at Virginia Tech before police more. His column appears on Thursdays.
The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator.


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Letters to the Editor
UF shouldn't punish students for DUIs
In reference to Wednesday's article about
DUIs, I was encouraged that the rate has, at the
moment, decreased. However, I was appalled
to lear that a student who is dumb enough to
receive a DUI not only faces charges from the
government but has to submit themselves to
UF's discipline.
What right does a public school have to
judge your actions outside of school? I can


understand if the act is committed on campus,
but if a student commits a crime outside of UF,
UF should stay out of the matter. I understand
that we represent UF and the bad publicity
DUIs warrant, but what about when teachers
have their scandals? Do the students receive
any compensation for attending the school
with the cocaine-trading teacher or with the
English professor who forgot what plagiarism
was?


Not only is this single act of UF invasive,
it leads down a slippery slope. The main rea-
son UF has to punish us for our acts outside
of campus is that we represent the university.
Well, what if a student is a Nazi or Racist?
These groups could tarnish UF's reputation,
and if UF took the same logic as with the DUI,
it wouldn't allow any undesirable into the
school. And that, my friends, is wrong.
It is illegal. It is unacceptable. UF, as well


as a large number of other universities, tries
to keep its reputation as high as possible, but
stay out of our lives because they are not your
concern.
We pay you to go here; you do not pay us.
Either take our money (please spend it wisely)
or do not. But please concern yourself with
schooling matters, not personal ones.
Lawrence Mackey
3BA


Guest column


Despite steroid use, baseball remains America's pastime


Many fans are quick to say
the game of baseball is be-
ing ruined and degraded
by the use of steroids.
The fact is the game was being
ruined, but the serious stance Major
League Baseball has taken ever since
is restoring the glory to the game.
Remember, the reason why ste-
roid testing didn't occur sooner was
because of disputes between the
players' union and owners.'
Certain players were trying to
preserve their positions and weren't
willing to own up to what they had
been doing for who knows how
long.
As reluctant as they were to al-
low testing, players are finally re-
deeming themselves of their fault.
Exposing Alex Rodriguez for using
performance enhancers was sup-


posed to be a crushing blow, but it
my eyes it's a reawakening of hon-
esty in baseball.
I am a lifelong New York Yan-
kees fan one who fits in the cat-
egory "never liked A-Rod." He was
arrogant, choked during the clutch
and epitomized owner George
Steinbrenner's shortsightedness of
buying hitters instead of building
a team like the Yankees of the late
'90s.
His interview, however, showed
a whole new side to him and, in
my eyes, redeemed himself. Here's
a man who fell victim to a super-
charged industry where a hall-
of-fame performance is expected
season after season. He made a deci-
sion to use illegal substances, and it
burned him.
But unlike the player who is us-


Jason Kieffer ing until the
point he gets
Speaking Out caught and
then says he
is sorry, A-Rod stopped, on his own,
five years prior to anyone even be-
ing able to know what he had done.
People who use until they're caught
are simply sorry they got caught, flat
out.
They are sorry for the embarrass-
ment and the judgment that will be
passed upon them, but they are not
sorry for using. A man who upon
his own will stops before that point
is genuinely repentant. He made a
personal decision uninfluenced by
the media or fans or anyone. There
are no ulterior motives to speculate
about.
All this has led me to change my
mind about A-Rod. The inhuman


baseball behemoth comes across as
a human, with strengths and weak-
nesses and a need for some support.
If other athletes come forward and
drop the arrogant and defensive BS,
maybe people will learn to embrace
them for their honesty.
People shouldn't idolize players
just because they lead the league in
home runs, or they might get their
hearts broken to learn who they re-
ally are. That's as superficial as girls
who idolize Paris Hilton because of
her money.
Just like anything else, you're go-
ing to have your jackasses and your
persons who are worthy of praise.
Baseball is working to correct its
mistakes but it is still as pure as any
other professional sport.
If Allie Conti questions if you can
love a team, I think she doesn't un-


derstand what baseball still means
to some of us.
When Yankee Stadium closed,
I was on the verge of tears watch-
ing all the greats announced on the
field, including my favorite Yankee,
Berie Williams, who got a standing
ovation his first time back in Yankee
Stadium since his retirement.
Watching players like Derek
Jeter makes you feel proud, and
you think of them as family, much
the way Gators fans feel about Tim
Tebow. And when Derek Jeter even-
tually retires... well, it's an emotion-
al thought I don't think any Yankee
fan wants to think just yet.
If that doesn't demonstrate love
for a team and its players, maybe I
should send them all a Valentine's
Day card and some chocolates.
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10, ALLIGATOR 0 THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2009


Less than


Jake returns


home
MARY MANCHESS E
AVENUE CONTRIBUTING WRITER
After a cold winter spent touring
Europe, Gainesville's Less Than Jake is
home.
"I now feel warm and rested," said
drummer Vinnie Fiorello.
Less Than Jake, who play a mix of
ska, metal and punk, will perform at The
Venue Friday. Doors open at 8 p.m. and
tickets are $18.
"I can say that we are stoked to
be home, and we are excited to play
Gainesville," Fiorello said. "By the way
we are playing Friday the 13th, which is
an added hilarity."
LTJ will be playing with Coffee Proj-
ect, Springfield Cubs and Chupaskabra.
Buddy Schaub, LTJ's trombone player, is
part of the duo Coffee Project, which will
be the show's opening act.

I think we are going to
dive deep into our catalog
and do some songs we haven't
done in a while or at all live.
-Vinnie Fiorello ,
Drummer

"I am really excited to see Buddy
play," Fiorello said. "It is one of those
things where everyone in the bands is
interrelated through some shape or form
through friendship. That's kind of sort of
a cool family tree aspect."
Being home brings out a lot of differ-
ent emotions and memories for the band.
And loyal fans will have plenty to look
forward to because the band plans on tak-
ing a walk down musical memory lane.
"I think we are going to dive deep
into our catalog and do some songs we
haven't done in a while or at all live,"
Fiorello said.
On top of their old tunes, LTJ will per-
form songs off of its new album, "GNV
FLA," released last summer.
The Gainesville show will kick off a
new tour. After Friday's show, the band
will go to Australia and then back to the
states for another tour. Then they are off
to Japan, South America and back to the
U.S. for the Vans Warped Tour '09.
"GNV FLA" is a titled tribute to the
band's roots in Gainesville. On the album,
the band touches some serious social is-
sues lyrically. Fiorello said there are sev-
eral metaphors within the lyrics.
"The underlying message is commu-
nication, that you have to sort of under-
stand someone or understand where they
are coming from," he said. "Little bits and
pieces of social politics."
Along with the release of the new al-
bum, the band also recently broke away
from the world of big record companies,
starting its own label, Sleep It Off Re-
cords.
Aside from focusing on LTJ, the band
is excited to branch out and work on
smaller projects.
"We have been a band for so long
that we can sort of allow ourselves to do
other projects outside and inside of LTJ,"
Fiorello said. "I think you can expect that
we will do more different and collectible
things on the label."
Despite all the places success has taken
the band over the past decade and half,
they have a rooted themselves loyally to
Gainesville.


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12, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2009


For singles on V-Day, don't fear your fingers, bubble baths


* ASHLEY ROSS + AVENUE WRITER
Let's just put aside the flowers and
0 chocolate for a moment of honesty. I'm
not going to lie or pretend for one sec-
ond that being single on Valentine's Day
is fun. It's like this sick, twisted holiday
created to constantly remind you that
* you're alone and unattached, leaving
you stranded while the rest of the world
is bursting with pink hearts and teddy
i bears.
While there is no quick fix to the single
part, there are a few things you can do to
0 escape wallowing in self-pity this Satur-
day. And as much as I hate to use a cli-
* ch6, looking on the bright side of things
can actually make life, well, brighter.
Valentine's Day is supposed to be
* about love, but it ends up being about
money, money, money. Cards, flowers,
expensive dinners, fancy jewelry (and
new shoes to wear out to expensive din-
ners) tend to add up to more than our
student budgets can handle. You're bet-


ter off not buying extravagant gifts for
your loved one because chances are, the
relationship might not last that long any-
way.
It's time to bask in the magnificence
of your singleness. Valentine's Day is
all about love, so forget about loving
anyone else and love the
most important person in t Valent
your life: you. Buy your- is all a
self flowers, the kind you so forget ab
want. That way you don't
have to worry about your ay ee
honey getting you cheap most importa
carnations. your life: you.
And make yourself
feel as sexy as possible.
I know you've been working on getting
your hot body ready for spring break,
so treat yourself to some sexy lingerie.
Whoever said you had to wear lingerie
for someone else anyway? This V-Day is
all about you.
Dip your sexy body into a steaming hot
bubble bath with scented candles nearby


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an tdie cwee u e e e e


to keep the mood as sensual as possible.
Guys, I know bubble baths aren't really
on the top of your to-do list, but I prom-
ise they'll make you feel sexier than you
would after a quick shower. Just because
you don't have a naked lady in the tub
with you doesn't mean you won't enjoy
it, and I promise, we won't
e's Day even judge you when you
out love, do.
it loving But this V-Day might not
dlovee only be about emotional
d love the loneliness. Physical loneli-
t person in ess can almost be worse,
especially on a day when
you know everybody else
is receiving overwhelming
amounts of sexual pleasure. And some-
times it's just too hard to curb the urge
to want some too. So, without a buddy
to keep you satisfied, perhaps it's time to
step outside your comfort zone and plea-
sure yourself.
There's no reason to be afraid of it.
Masturbate. There, I said it. And while


your face is probably showing embar-
rassment right now, your mind is most
likely thinking that it might just be a
good idea. There's no reason to feel like
you shouldn't please yourself, especially
on Valentine's Day. Dare to go down
there yourself and I promise you'll feel
gratified, maybe even more so than you
would if you had a loved one.
Vibrators aren't that expensive any-
more and come in all different colors and
varieties, so you can find exactly what
will make you happy. Even the iPhone
has a vibrating massager application. See,
everyone's mind is in the gutter. Don't be
afraid to let a little sex toy into your life.
Whether you treat yourself with can-
dles and cookies, or personal passion, re-
member that Valentine's Day is supposed
to be about love. And love isn't just for
couples. It's for everyone.
So crack open a box of conversation
hearts and seize the single life because
after Saturday, you won't have to worry
about Cupid for another year.


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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


For Rent
ll unfurnished

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

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

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

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THE LAURELS


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

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


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


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not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. All persons are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised are available on an equal opportunity basis. All employment opportunities advertised herein are subject to the laws which prohibit discrimina-
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14, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2009


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

Fall in Love Now!
Rates starting at $329 per bedroom!
FREE Cable w/ HBO & Internet
W/D in each unit!*We love pets
Waived Move-in Fees!: 372-8100
4-22-72-2


The


Boardwalk

Move In Today!
AMAZING SPECIALS!
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



iT t

PO LOS
of Gainesville
Three Pools! Three Bus Routes!
Two Jacuzzis! Business Center!
Billards Room! Fitness Center w/ Free
weights! Sand Volleyball!
Tennis Courts! Basketball Courts!
Close to UF, Shands, 1-75, & Shopping!
1, 2 & 3 Bedrooms for NOW& Fall!!!
GREAT SPECIALS!!!
1/1-$754 2/2-$440/person 3/3-$350/person
Washer/Dryer in ALL UNITS!
2330 SWWilliston Rd.
www.ThePolosUF.com 352-335-7656
4-22-72-2

Affordable, Quiet, Comfortable
1's from $550 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

Love in the Air?
Rates as LOW as $329 per bed!
Free Cable w/HBO & Internet
Waived Move-in Fees!
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 SW 62nd Blvd 877-781-8314
www.lakewoodvilllas.com
4-22-08-72-2

SPYGLASS *
Individual Leases: Furniture Packages
Incl Washer/Dryer, FREE Hispeed Internet;
Rates start at $485
Every Unit is an End Unit
Mon-Fri 10-5:30, Sat 11-2
701 SW62nd Blvd 888-267-5078
www.spyglassapts.com
4-22-08-72-2

ACROSS FROM UF!
No Move-in Fees! Pets loved.
Studios $549, includes electric!
Wood floors available. FREE parking.
372-7111 Collegemanor.org
4-22-08-72-2

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

Stop staring at my Apts!
It's hard not to now that
we are furnished/all-inclusive
Brand NEW, Close to campus, 4 bus routes
Large, luxury 1br-4brs with TVs in kitchen
Beach-entry pool*free tanning*pet friendly
*352.376.0696 www.EnclaveUF.como
4-22-08-72-2







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

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

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


1/1, Ridgeview, free water, next to park, on
the bus line, cent H/A, courtyard, 2 miles to
UF, convenient to shopping, no smoking, no
pets. $470 SD, $470/mo 562-2824 2-17-09-
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 NW79th 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


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4/2 HOME PLUS STUDY
corner lot, H/D 2385 sq ft for $1500 + $1500
deposit. 3608 NW 22nd PI. Call 352-214-
1956 2-19-09-20-2

Summit House 1BR/1BA Available Now
$605 per mouth $250 security Walk to VA or
Shands Call 352-672-1482 3-6-09-30-2

**Across From UF **

$1150/mo Special!
2br/2ba Limited Time Offer for Fall
Luxury Apts w/ Internet & Parking Incl.
www.LookingGlassApartments.com
111 NW 16th St. -- Call 376-1111
4-22-09-59-2

One month FREE!
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-
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508 8th Ave.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

*Live on UF Lake*
Large Estate, 5 bedrms
Dock & Pool, $2500/mo
352-339-4862
4-22-53-2

2/1.5 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/1BA HOUSE
1 car garage. Biking distance to UF. $900/
mo. $700 sec dep. No pets. 825 NW 10th
Ave. 386-462-0994 2-17-09-10-2

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

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

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


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

2BR/2BA Unfurnished for $600. 7200 SW 8th
Ave- Unit B#8 Woodside Villas off of Tower
road. 1YR Leases. Call: Joanne at 808-779-
0714 2-12-09-5-2

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

*2BR/2.5BA Twnhouse condo near UF. 2
Master BRs w/ own BA, Ideal for 2 to share.
Wired for inet + sec sys, W/D hk-up, appli-
ances, comm pool, 1st & sec dep req. $1000/
mo 954-805-7827 dennismiller@tycoint.com
2-19-09-20-2

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

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

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

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

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

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
4br 2ba, 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 1ba 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

VWW.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


1.5 blocks to UF. 4/4 gorgeous 1920s bunga-
low completely refinished. 2600 sq ft, hard-
wood floors, new appliances, washer/dryer,
parking, secure. Available in June, $2800.
904-534-3444 2-18-09-5-2


2BR/1BA, central heat, mobile home from
$375-$450/mo incl water. No pets. 4546 NW
13th Street. 376-5887 2-25-10-2


BLOCK FROM UF
Available Aug 1st. Houses single family &
attached. Apts. Rent directly from owners. No
middle agent. Flexible terms. 352-377-3852
www.dalyproperties.com 3-31-09-29-2


DON'T WAIT

TO PLACE

YOUR

SUBLEASE AD
Last spring semester
paper published on
April 22rd.


CALL TODAY!!!
or
PLACE YOUR AD AT
WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG

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

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


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







16, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2009


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

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


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


Special 1 month free with a yr.lease!
Haile Plantation 2/2 avail Mar 15th
9779 SW 52 Rd. $999.00 per. mo.
Call Valerie 305-542-4650 2-17-09-4-5


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

* Queen size bed $60 0 Sofa $60
* Recliner $50 0 Nice dresser $60
* Table & 4 chairs $80 0 Lawn mower $50.
Call 904-363-7045 2-18-5-6


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


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 00000*
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!l
*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, personal references.
www.carrsmith.com for details. 4-22-72-14

EARN $60 THIS WEEK!
Donate Plasma & Save a Life
$$$$$$$$$$$$
Best part-time job you'll ever have.
NEW DONORS
Bring this Ad and Earn an
Extra $5 on Your 2nd Donation.
DCI Biologicals 150 NW6th St.
352-378-9204
4-22-08-72-14

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







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
ALACHMA COUNTY


CRIME

STOPPERS

Call (352) 372-STOP







THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2009 U ALLIGATOR, 17


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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

BJ's Restaurant &
Brewhouse
Voted one of the
"Best Places to Work"
by Chain Leader Magazine










RESTAURANT

BREWHOUSE

OPENING SOON
at The Oaks Mall!
NOW SEEKING
Servers, Hosts, Cooks,Take Out,
Dishwashers, Expeditors, Bartenders

Our team enjoys:
great pay & benefits
vacation & discounts
a place where you work with friends,
connect with guests & feel great!

Apply in person
Mon-Fri I Oam-5pm, Sat I Oam- pm
The Oaks Mall in Gainesville
(near Dillard's)
Apply online:
WorkAtBJs.com
EOE


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

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

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

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

An awesome summer job.
If you're looking to spend this summer out-
doors, have fun while you work, and make
lifelong friends, then look no further. Camp
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female/male summertime openings for Land
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Cooking, Gymnastics, Dance, Videography,
Group Leaders & more. Top salaries plus
room/board & travel provided. Call us today
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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2009


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UF MEN'S BASKETBALL

Donovan not blaming Calathes for loss to Kentucky

By MIKE DiFERDINANDO
Alligator Staff Writer
mdiferdinando@alligator.org

It's like a horrible nightmare the Gators just can't wake up
from.
Nick Calathes stood at the foul line in Rupp Arena on
Tuesday night with the ball in his hands and a chance to force
overtime.
He missed all three shots the last was an intentional
miss and UF fell to Kentucky 68-65.
But after Calathes scored a career-high 33 points and prac-
tically played as a one-man team the entire night, UF coach
Billy Donovan believes Calathes hardly deserves the blame
for this one.
"I feel bad for Nick," Donovan said. "If it hadn't have been
for Nick, we wouldn't have even been in that situation."
Just moments before Jodie Meeks let go of the game-win-
ning 3-pointer, Calathes found a wide-open Dan Werner for
three in the comer.
But with the Gators up 64-63, Werner, who was 1 for 6
on the night, missed and fouled Meeks while trying to chase
down the ball in transition.
The Kentucky sharpshooter made both shots, giving the
Wildcats a 1-point lead with less than a minute to play, and
set the stage for his own late-game heroics.
"I had confidence in Dan," Calathes said. "He's one of the
best shooters on our team. I thought he was going to make it,
but he missed."
Chandler Parsons (0 for 4 from the field) had his chance at
the line to give the Gators some much-needed breathing room
with 2:40 left and sent both shots off the back of the iron.
Senior Walter Hodge went 1 for 5 and was ejected from
the game after being given a flagrant technical foul for step- Andrew Stanfill/ Alligator Staff
ping on Kentucky's Perry Stevenson. UF guard Nick Calathes shoots a free throw during the first half of the Gators' 97-93 win against South Carolina in the
SEE LOSS, PAGE 20 O'Connell Center on Feb. 3.


No. 9 Gators get no rest


By CHRISTOPHER YAZBEC
Alligator Writer
cyazbec@alligator.org

UF beat Tennessee for the third time ever,
entertained the second-largest crowd in school
history and showed a national television audi-
ence why it deserves to be mentioned with the
best teams in the country.
The Gators' reward for doing all that? A
trip to preseason Southeastern Conference fa-
vorite and current No. 24 Vanderbilt.
The No. 9 Gators (22-2, 8-1 SEC) will try to
get an important road win tonight at 8 at Me-
morial Gymnasium against the Commodores
(18-6, 7-2 SEC) to keep pace with Auburn at
the top of the conference standings.
"It's a shortened celebration, that's for
sure," UF coach Amanda Butler said. "We
knew that. We wanted the team to enjoy as
we always do on our Sunday wins enjoy
this tonight. You got a day off. Rest your bod-
ies. Reflect back on the things that were good,
and then on Tuesday get ready to refocus."
Butler said it's hard to let off the gas after
beating the Volunteers because playing the




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Commodores will be just as much a challenge
in a hostile environment.
Before and after UF's win against Tennes-
see, Butler told her team it doesn't get a bonus
point for beating the Volunteers.
It was just one more SEC game, and so is
the game against Vanderbilt.
"Our team is mature enough to handle
that," Butler said. "We can talk
about that and make it a pos-
sibility, but I don't know why
Womn they would treat this Sunday
to Thursday any different than
Basketball we have the other ones."
The Gators have an oppor-
tunity to do something they haven't done yet
in conference play: beat a high-quality oppo-
nent on the road.
Their three SEC road wins came against
the bottom three teams in the conference
standings.
What better place to start than trying to
tackle the SEC's preseason No. 1 team on its
home floor?
"It's almost like you've got to double-focus
SEE VANDY, PAGE 20




2006: UF outfielder Lindsey Cameron
breaks the school record for career home
runs in the Houston Tournament, belting
her 29th career home run with a grand
slam. She still holds the record (36).


Role models? No, just humans


've been a sports nut since I was
little, and while I have always had
favorite players, I never turned them
into more than that.
I wanted to hit like Chipper Jones, so
I patterned my batting stance after him.
When it didn't work out for me, the
message was loud and clear: You can't
become your favorite athlete, so don't
aspire to be your favorite athlete.
So I've never understood the phe-
nomenon of using athletes as role mod-
els. Sure, I always wanted to be No. 10
in honor of Jones, but that was where it
stopped. I wanted to be a good baseball
player like him, not tie my happiness to
his off-the-field actions.
In the past few weeks, we've seen
three "role models" come crashing
down to earth. Swimmer Michael Phelps
had angry fans outside his apartment
and lost an endorsement after a picture


NCAA Men's Basketball
(3) North Carolina 101
(6) Duke 87


Georgia
Tennessee


ran in a Brit-
ish tabloid that
showed him us-
ing a bong.
Miami Heat
guard Dwyane
r Wade who
Mike McCall won a "Father
of the Year"
McCall-in' It Like of the Year"
award in 2007,
I See It anhonor shared
mmccall@alligator.org by Hulk Hogan
by Hulk Hogan
and John Ed-
wards is in the middle of a nasty di-
vorce, and allegations abound that he's
an absent father and sexaholic.
And this week, word broke that New
York Yankee Alex Rodriguez tested
positive for steroids in 2003.
Now, it's depressing enough that
almost all the sports news right now is
SEE MIKE, PAGE 20


Today's question: Which professional athlete's
actions in the last few weeks are you most
disappointed with?
*Michael Phelps
*Alex Rodriguez
*Dwyane Wade






THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2009 U ALLIGATOR, 19


UF SOFTBALL

Gators rebound from loss


UF forces mercy rule in victory


By ADAM BERRY
Alligator Staff Writer
aberry@alligator.org


After falling 1-0 to Baylor on Sun-
day, UF coach Tim Walton placed all the
blame for the loss on his hitters. Wednes-
day, the Gators showed their true poten-
tial at the plate.
The No. 2 UF softball team (3-1) held
just a 1-run lead entering the top of the
fifth inning of its game at Jacksonville (1-
5), the team's first road game of the sea-
son. The Gators then blew the game wide
open with 10 runs in two innings, includ-
ing 8 in the sixth on five hits.
"We kind of started off slow, but we
finally made adjustments and got every-
thing together and really started produc-
ing runs," second baseman Aja Paculba
said.
Almost everyone was effective at the
plate for UF on Wednesday, as seven dif-
ferent Gators finished the game with at
least one RBI, and Paculba led UF by go-
ing a perfect 3 for 3 at the plate, driving
in 3 runs and scoring twice.
"She's got so many different dimen-
sions to her game," Walton said.
Left fielder Francesca Enea was the
only other player to turn in more than
one RBI, and she did so on just one hit -
a 2-run double with one out during the
Gators' explosive sixth inning.
UF started off slow on offense, and
Jacksonville maintained a scoreless tie
entering the third inning. But when the
Gators were backed into a corner, the top


of the order came through.
UF had two outs and nobody on base,
but Kim Waleszonia dropped a bunt to
keep the inning alive.
Paculba followed up with a single up
the middle, and, after fouling two balls to
the same spot in left field, Ali Gardiner
knocked a single into the outfield that
brought in Waleszonia for the Gators'
first run of the game.
The Gators continued their scoring
in the top of the fifth once again with
two outs against them. After pinch-run-
ner Danyell Hines moved ahead to third
base on back-to-back sacrifices, Paculba
knocked the ball deep out of left field
for a 2-run home run, her second of the
year.
Pitcher Stephanie Brombacher (2-0)
shut out the Dolphins, throwing six in-
nings, giving up only two hits, striking
out eight batters and walking none.
"It makes pitching a lot easier when I
know they're going to put 11 runs on the
board," the sophomore said. "I think any
pitcher can pitch with that kind of run
support."
Redshirt freshman Shaunice Harris,
who sat out all but three games last year
and the preseason with a torn ACL, saw
some time on the field in the sixth in-
ning.
Harris grounded out in her first at-bat
back with the Gators but ended the game
by throwing out Jacksonville's Amanda
Schmidt at first.
A radio broadcast contributed to this
report.


A -


Harrison Diamond/Alligator Staff
UF second baseman Aja Paculba runs to home plate as she watches Francesca Enea's
home-run ball fly out of the park during the Gators' 8-0 win against Baylor on Saturday.


Hodge to be available at Georgia despite Tuesday's flagrant technical foul


LOSS, from page 16


"Obviously, Walter, Dan, Chandler shoot-
ing the ball we didn't get a lot out of them,"
Donovan said.
Werner, Parsons and Hodge were a com-
bined 2 for 15 from the field.
"It was really Nick pretty much carrying
us," Donovan said. "He was the total, main


reason why we were even in that position."
The Gators once again had a chance to win
a game with free throws down the stretch, and
once again they failed to do so.
UF missed its last four foul shots of the
game while Kentucky converted its final four.
That marked the second time this season
the Gators have failed to make free throws at
the end of a big road game.
But Calathes said he doesn't believe the


missed shots are a trend.
"Not at all," he said. "I'm
going to be in that situation
again, and I'm going to be
ready."
Men's HODGE WILL PLAY AT
Basketball GEORGIA: The Southeast-
ern Conference office has
confirmed that the senior's ejection Tuesday


night was for a flagrant technical foul and
not for fighting.
Hodge will be available to play in UF's
game at Georgia on Saturday.
"I didn't see it," Donovan said. "The of-
ficials were judging whether he had intent of
stepping on the guy. At the time, Walter was
baffled and confused. I don't know if that was
Walter's intent, but, you know, it was a veteran
crew out there, and I trusted their judgment."


UF enters year's toughest stretch


VAN DY, from page 16

because it's a road game," senior for-
ward Marshae Dotson said.
UF has won a school-record
seven straight SEC games and is off
to the program's best start after 24
games.
The Gators are in the heart of
their toughest stretch of the season,
with a trip to LSU, a team that has
been to five straight Final Fours,
looming Sunday.
But Vanderbilt is not just a sand-
wich game.
The Commodores have the
Gators' full attention.
"Coach Butler ain't going to let us
lose focus," guard Sha Brooks said
Tuesday. "I'm pretty sure today's
going to be even 10 times more in-
tense (in practice) just to show us
that we can't get relaxed and we
can't get comfortable with being


ranked No. 9. We still want to strive
and hopefully be up there at No. 1
and No. 2."
If practice was anything near as
intense as Butler's pre-practice inter-
views, then Brooks was right about
her team's focus.
"It's almost like you've got
to double-focus because
it's a road game."
Marshae Dotson
UF senior forward


Butler sat and rode her workout
bike Tuesday while at the same time
watching film of Vanderbilt, remote
in her left hand and giving out-of-
breath answers to reporters' long-
winded questions.
It appears the Gators' intense
coach has herself and her team as
focused as ever.


MIKE, from page 16


negative, but the thing that bothers me the most
is hearing how these guys have let down all the
people who look up to them.
Why do people build athletes up into role
models, hold them to a moral standard that is
probably out of reach and then act shocked when
they fail to meet expectations?
Phelps is a 23-year-old with millions in the
bank and a DUI arrest from when he was 19. But
because he swims fast and has a goofy smile, peo-
ple look up to him.
Same with A-Rod. He hits a baseball well, but
why do people put a stake in his morality? He
was caught running around on his wife, and now
we hear that he cheated in sports, too.
And I don't buy his apology, either. He went
into a choreographed interview with ESPN's Pe-
ter Gammons, who he knew wouldn't bury him
with tough questions, and then he lied.
Rodriguez said he was under pressure and he
experimented with some supplements, and he


implied that he got them at GNC.
Only problem: The things he reportedly tested
positive for, testosterone and Primobolan, can't
be bought at GNC. Those come from people who
specialize in dealing steroids.
So A-Rod is a cheater and a liar, and Phelps is
prone to lapses in judgment. Honestly, who hasn't
fit into those categories from time to time?
It's only a big deal because, for some reason,
we expect more from them.
This is the worst time to be a role model. There
are entire Web sites set up for the sole purpose of
showing famous athletes and celebrities getting in
trouble. There are eyes everywhere.
Athletes in the past didn't have to deal with
this level of scrutiny, but that will never be the
case again, meaning we should be far more hesi-
tant before we name a fast, strong or big dude an
exemplary human being for all to emulate.
Luckily, there's an easy way for us to stop this
trend. When you have children, be a role model
for them. Don't let them use athletes.
Except for Tim Tebow, of course.






20, ALLIGATOR 0 THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2009


UF WOMEN'S GOLF

Gators finish in middle of pack


Jaguars reiet WR


Porter. CS Foence


"Copyrighted Material


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Available from Commercial News Providers"


By ANTHONY CHIANG
Alligator Writer

After a long trip to Califor-
nia, the UF women's golf team
will have a long trip back to
Gainesville.
The Gators just could not
escape the middle of the lead-
erboard in the Northrop Grum-
man Regional Challenge in Pa-
los Verdes, Calif.
The team finished the tour-
nament tied for eighth place
out of 16 teams with a score of
96 over par. In Wednesday's
third round, the team shot 30
over par.
Freshman Evan Jensen's
third-round score was the low-
est single-round score of the
tournament for the Gators. She
shot 3 over par and knocked in
three birdies on the day. Jensen
got off to a good start with a
score of 1 under par in her first
nine holes.
"I just stayed really patient


and tried to go through my
routine every time," she said.
Her third-round score was a
big improvement from her first
two rounds, which totaled 17
over par.
"I just hit the ball overall
better today," Jensen said. "I
think every
day you play
this course
you get a lit-
tle bit better,"
Jensen said.
The usu-
ally depend-
Jensen able Jessica
Yadloczky
could not find a rhythm in the
final round and shot 11 over
par, the worst score of the day
for the Gators.
She struggled with nine bo-
geys and one double bogey.
Her tournament score of 19
over par, however, was the best
on the team.
Andrea Watts and Lauren


Uzelatz both shot mediocre
rounds. Watts finished the day
with a score of 7 over par, while
Uzelatz shot 9 over par.
If the team learned anything
in this tournament, it was the
importance of being patient,
Jensen said.
"I think we have all learned
patience and that you can't
force it," she said. "You have
to be patient and let it come to
you."
Arizona State won the tour-
nament with a score of 46 over
par.
The Gators hope the experi-
ence they gained this week will
help them in the long run.
"We are definitely young
and still learning," Jensen said.
"So any kind of experience we
can get will help us for the next
tournament."
The Gators will be back in
action on Feb. 22 at the Kiawah
Island Intercollegiate in South
Carolina.


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Performing Arts

Saturday, February 14,7:30 p.m.
University Auditorium
There will be a pre-performance discussion at 6:45 p.m.
Tickets are available at the Phillips Center Box Office, the University
Box Office at the Reitz Union and all Ticketmaster locations or
by calling the Phillips Center Box Office at 392-ARTS (2787).
*$10 student tickets are available (while supplies last).
Visit the Phillips Center Box Office or the University Box Office at
the Reitz Union with valid student ID. Each student may purchase
one student ticket per performance for himself or herself only.
n University of Florida Performing Arts is supported in part by University of Florida
Student Government and by Santa Fe Community College.
Events, dates, times and programs are subject to change.
For more information, visit www.performingarts.ufl.edu


SMOKERS
Ages 18 through 21
If you smoke a minimum of I cigarette per week, you can earn
$40 for less than 2 hours of your time by helping with a Duke
University and University of Florida at Gainesville study on
evaluating a booklet of information on genetic testing. Tasks involve
completing a short survey, participating in an interview about
genetic testing and smoking, and reading a booklet about genetic
testing and smoking. No classes, medications, or counseling involved.
If interested, and to see if you qualify, please call 352-273-2165
or go to http://www.psych.ufl.edu/~shepperd/surveys/gstmlsurveyl.html
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