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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2009


Organizations host debates for SG elections


* DEBATES TO BE HELD NEXT WEEK.

By CHELSEA KEENAN
Alligator Writer

The week before Student Government
elections, candidates running on the executive
ticket will have the chance to prove their cre-
dentials in a series of public debates.


The events will be held in different ven-
ues starting Sunday and continuing through
Thursday
Each will be hosted by a student organi-
zation, including the Freshman Leadership
Council, Hispanic Student Association and
UF's College Republicans, which will co-host
three debates with the Independent Florida
Alligator.
Meant to inform and familiarize students


with the candidates, Progress Party presiden-
tial candidate Ben Dictor said debates offer a
chance for different ideas to be heard.
"It gives us the opportunity for students to
hear where we differ on the issues," he said.
On Sunday, the FLC will hold its fourth an-
nual SG debate in the Reitz Union Grand Ball-
room at 7:30 p.m.
All four political parties the Keg Party,
the Orange and Blue Party, the Progress Party


and the Unite Party will be represented, ac-
cording to Matthew Cannella, co-director of
the debate.
"Questions are focused on a variety of
things, everything from their platform to the
UF budget and current economic situation,"
Cannella said, adding questions were collect-
ed from students around campus.
SEE DEBATE, PAGE 9


ON CAMPUS

Lincoln impersonator visits campus

By REBECCA WEISS
Alligator Contributing Writer

President Abraham Lincoln was
spotted celebrating his 200th birthday
on campus yesterday in Turlington
Plaza.
This 16th U.S. President recit-
ed quotes and read aloud, pausing
to argue with Brother Micah, who
was also preaching in the plaza.
Lincoln, better known as UF alumnus
Lew Welge, said this is his fourth or fifth
year coming out for the re-enactment.
Wearing an old-fashioned black suit,
Welge, 53, sported the iconic top hat
and beard. He said his costume was de-
signed by a woman in St. Augustine.
Standing 6 feet 8 inches tall, Welge's
appearance caused people passing by to
do a double take.
"My first thought was it's interesting
that there was a guy in a costume," said
UF sophomore Tim Johnson. "But he's
more than that; he's very philosophi-
cal."
Welge spoke eloquently about his
own ideas and quoted Lincoln occasion-
ally.
"He's an icon, but let's avoid idola-
try," he said. "I'm a re-enacter because
I want people to appreciate him for his
nuance, like our current president."
He said he first got the idea to dress
up as Lincoln while working at Kirby-
Smith Middle School in Jacksonville,
Fla. Welge said he would hand out cop-
ies of the Gettysburg Address and read
it to the students.
School visits and presentations are
not uncommon for the impersonator.
Part of Thursday was spent visiting
a local school. Welge said the root word
of education is "educe," which means to
Sarah Hsu/ Alligator Staff draw out.
Lew Welge, dressed as Abraham Lincoln, reads about the late Abe's life to pass- "The best teachers draw out innate
ers-by on Turlington Plaza on Thursday afternoon. SEE LINCOLN, PAGE 9


The No. 9 UF
women's basket-
ball team suffered
a letdown after
its win against
Tennessee on
Sunday, dropping
a game to No. 24
Vanderbilt on
Thursday night.
See Story, Page 22.


Same-sex couples protest nationwide marriage bans
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Same-sex couples seeking
to wed showed up at marriage license counters nationwide
Thursday to highlight a right they don't have in 48 states.
In San Francisco, where same-sex marriage was legal for
nearly five months last year before California voters approved
a ban, many couples who came to City Hall had already tied
the knot but wanted to express their gratitude and to show
they're still part of the fight.
"All of our marriages are under the cloud of Proposition 8,"
said Stuart Gaffney, 45, referring to California's ballot initiative
banning gay marriage. "Equality is an unfinished business in
California."


HUF plans to
spend about
$400,000 on
the first phase of
a plan to install
wireless Internet
in 12 dorms on
campus.
See Story, Page 4.


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VOLUME 102 ISSUE 102


Economy


ups visits


to library

By EMILY FUGGETTA
Alligator Writer

When thinking of a city hot spot, the li-
brary isn't usually what comes to mind.
But in the face of a sunken economy
and high unemployment, people line
up to take advantage of what they've al-
ready paid for with their tax dollars.
According to Angela Harris, market-
ing and public relations manager for the
Alachua County li-
Around brary district, the past
Gainesville year has ushered in a
new high for library
usage.
The county's 10 public libraries have
become more popular as penny pinchers
seek free forms of entertainment. Com-
puter use has also soared as the unem-
ployed line up to job search on library
computers, Harris said.
"With a lot of people out of work," she
said, "they're coming in to fill out online
job applications."
The number of people who use the li-
brary's computers to access the Internet
rose so much in the past year that the
library began enforcing time limits on
computers, Harris said. In the past, users
stayed as long as they needed.
According to an ACLD statistical re-
port, about 10,000 more people have
visited the library this fiscal year, which
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News Today


WHAT'S HAPPENING
"Addiction: No One Knows But
Me"
Today, 7 p.m.
Phillips Center for the
Performing Arts. Presented by
Black History Month 2009 and
The Remnant College Ministry.
This event is free and open to
the public. Visit ufblackhistory-
month.com for details.

SG Election Absentee Ballot
Request Deadline
Today, 5 p.m.
To request an absentee ballot,
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
Today, 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Smathers Library (East) Rm 1A
Dr. King will speak about her
book "African Americans and
the Culture of Pain." Free and
open to the public.

JAMSA Presents
Cupid's Moonlight
Today, 7:20 to 9 p.m.
CSE E121
The Jamaican-American
Student Association presents a
night of arts and crafts, speed
dating, refreshments, music
and poetry.

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

Fourth Annual Student
Government Debate
Sunday, Feb. 15, 7 to 10 p.m.
Reitz Union Grand Ballroom
Freshman Leadership Council
presents the annual Student
Government Debate moderated
by Dr. Victoria Dickinson. The
Keg, Orange and Blue, Progress
and Unite parties will answer
questions on student issues.


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Library-Museum Sunday
Speaker Series in Florida
History
Sunday, Feb. 15, 1:30 p.m.
At the Florida Museum
of Natural History. "The
Founders of Florida Audubon
and the Fight to Save Florida's
Birds." Free and open to the
public.

Walking to Break the Sickle
Cycle 5K Walk
Saturday, Feb. 14,8 a.m.
Plaza of the Americas
Presented by Black History
Month 2009, Alpha Kappa
Alpha Sorority, Inc. and
Shands Streetlight. The
event will benefit the Sickle
Cell Disease Association of
North Central Florida. The
walk is open to the public.
Registration is $10 per person.
Registration for groups of 10
or more is $7 per person. Visit
ufblackhistorymonth.com for
details.

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STUDENT LIFE

Brain blamed for blues


By KATIE EMMETS
Alligator Writer
kemmets@alligator.org

Those missing an ex on Valentine's Day
should remember that the source of their pain
might not be love, but dopamine.
When a person is rejected, his or her brain
releases dopamine, which can cause obsessive
thinking and an intense emotional craving to-
ward the rejector, according to a study.
UF freshman Kevin Olivier said he knows
these feelings all too well.
Olivier said that although his girlfriend
broke up with him four months ago, he still
deals with these feelings.
"At first you start to think about what was
wrong with you," he said. "But then you want
them back more than you think you will."
After the breakup, Olivier said he thought
about his ex and looked at her Facebook of-
ten.
Helen Fisher, who wrote several books on
the topic, explains that rejected people feel
abandonment rage toward their rejecting part-


ner.
"Men and women can be furious at a re-
jecting partner, while still being very much in
love with him or her," Fisher writes.
While being dumped does take a biologi-
cal toll, it also has psychological and physical
consequences.
"When you are rejected and emotionally
hurt, the part of the brain that causes physi-
cal pain may light up also," said Ilan Shrira, a
visiting UF psychology professor.
Shrira said people who are rejected often
experience symptoms of acute depression that
last one to two weeks.
During this period, the rejected person may
not be able to think rationally.
Shrira said that romantically rejected peo-
ple lose their motivation and often need ad-
vice on how to get their lives back on track.
UF senior Jessica Funk said after her boy-
friend broke up with her, she went through a
phase where she felt bad about herself.
"It was more me obsessing about what was
wrong with me that he didn't like, than me ob-
sessing about him," Funk said.


SG prepares for V-Day


By CHELSEA KEENAN
Alligator Writer

Although UF administrators and
Student Government big shots are
usually concerned with budget cuts
and solving problems. Come Satur-
day, love will be the only thing on their
minds.
"It's a chance to recognize what a
relationship means," said Paige Cran-
dall, interim Dean of Students, adding
that is her favorite part of Valentine's
Day.
Crandall said a more traditional ap-
proach, such as flowers and a nice din-
ner, is the way to win over her heart.
While some look forward to spread-
ing the love, Valentine's Day can also
put the pressure on relationships and
bring disheartening feelings, especially
to men.


"I'm not a very big Valentine's Day
guy," said Student Body President
Kevin Reilly. "There's a lot of unneces-
sary pressure."
Still, Reilly said he is looking for-
ward to planning a homemade dinner
and movie-watching on Saturday night
with his girlfriend, an SG
On senator, who he has been
Campus dating since fall.
Paul Drayton, Student
Body treasurer, shares
the same feelings as Reilly.
"It forces you to spend extra mon-
ey," he said, adding the holiday loses
the good intentions when it becomes
too materialistic.
This year, Drayton's plans include
a trip home to spend the holiday with
his mom.
"Since I'm a single man, she's going
to be my valentine this year," he said.


UF project brings wireless


Internet to dorm commons


Sun Tech Communications employee Mike Clement, left, watches co-worker Jason Vining
run cables through a conduit in Hume Hall East on Thursday. The cables will provide the
data connection to new wireless routers being installed in the dormitory.


THE PROJECT WILL TAKE THREE
YEARS TO COMPLETE.

By SARA HORN
Alligator Contributing Writer

Students spoke, and the Department
of Housing and Residence Education lis-
tened.
Wireless will be installed in lobbies,
hallways, lounges, laundry rooms and
commons but not in dorm rooms because
there is a local network connection.
Representatives from Student Gov-
ernment and Mayors' Council, which
represents residents of Family and Single
Graduate Housing, presented the idea
because of a demand by on-campus stu-
dents.
"I think people are beginning to ex-
pect wireless wherever they go," said
Sharon Blansett, assistant director of


housing for marketing, public relations
and research.
The project will be completed in three
phases over three years, Blansett said.
Phase one, which should be completed
this month, includes Hume Hall, Beaty
Towers, Jennings Hall, the Broward Area
and the Yulee Area.
Phase two is set for next year and will
include Tolbert Area, Graham Area and
the Keys Residential Complex.
Phase three will be completed in 2010
or 2011 and will include the Springs and
Lakeside residential complexes and Mur-
phree area.
Azfar Mian, director of housing for
administrative services, said the cost for
phase one is about $400,000.
The price of phases two and three is
still being researched. Blansett said be-
cause the department does not receive
funds from the state or school, its budget
primarily comes from students' rent.


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Smiley discusses black history


By LIDIA DINKOVA
Alligator Contributing Writer

Tavis Smiley urged UF stu-
dents to find their calling during
his speech Thursday night.
Besides the importance of
leadership, Smiley also spoke
about the meaning of Black His-
tory Month and Barack Obama's
presidency.
"We celebrate black history
today because somebody did
something yesterday, and if we
don't do something today, there
is no black history to celebrate


tomorrow," he said.
UF is not just preparing stu-
dents to find jobs but to pursue
leadership. The heart of leader-
ship is love and service for other
people, he said.
More than 300 people attend-
ed his speech at the Phillips Cen-
ter for Performing Arts.
Accent Speaker's Bureau
helped collaborate Smiley's atten-
dance with Black History Month.
UF paid about $40,000 to bring
Smiley, who hosts a late night TV
talk show on PBS and "The Tavis
Smiley Show" on NPR.
In his speech, Smiley said


Naudia Jawad/ Alligator
NPR and PBS personality Tavis Smiley speaks at the Phillips Cen-
ter for the Performing Arts on Thursday night.


black leaders and not black peo-
ple are the reason Black History
Month is celebrated today.
In disagreement with the sug-
gestion that Black History Month
should no longer be celebrated
since Obama has become presi-
dent, Smiley emphasized black
history is essential to American
history.
"If there was no Frederick
Douglas, then there was no Abra-
ham Lincoln," he said.
He challenged UF students
to think where their football and
basketball championship teams
would be without their black
players. He encouraged them
to think what music in America
would be like without black art-
ists.
Still, Smiley said it was impor-
tant that students hold Obama
accountable.
He said getting Obama elect-
ed was the easy part to building
a racially equal country. The real
challenge is for Americans to
push the president to do the right
thing during his term.
"The minute you start gov-
erning, you start disappointing,"
Smiley said. "We got to push him
into his greatness. We can't aban-
don our post now."
He pointed to shortcomings,
such as Obama's failure to ap-
point a leader of the Department
of Commerce in the midst of an
economic crisis.


U.S. ambassadors


speak at Pugh Hall


By MATT TRIPP
Alligator Contributing Writer

About 90 people packed into
Pugh Hall on Thursday night to
hear three former U.S. ambassa-
dors speak on America's foreign
policies and what changes Presi-
dent Barack Obama's adminis-
tration might bring.
The speakers came to UF as
part of the Bob Graham Center
for Public Service's 2009 Presi-
dential Lecture Series, "Transi-
tion to Power."
Ray Mabus, former ambassa-
dor to Saudi Arabia and former
governor of Mississippi; Doug-
las McElhaney, former ambassa-
dor to Bosnia and Herzegovina;
and Frank McNeil, former am-
bassador to Costa Rica, all spoke
at the lecture.
The event was the first part
of a three-part series that will
bring prominent politicians and
experts to UF to speak this se-
mester.
Paul D'Anieri, dean of the
College of Liberal Arts and Sci-
ences, moderated the event and
introduced the speakers.
Over the course of about 45
minutes, the former ambassa-
dors casually replied to ques-
tions asked by D'Anieri.


"If we don't fix the economy,
the rest doesn't matter," said
McNeil, who graduated from
UF in 1954.
The speakers agreed on most
of the issues that were covered,
even cracking jokes at times.
During a question-and-
answer session, some students
asked about the
On role of the U.S. in
Campus international law
and the conflict be-
tween Palestine and Israel.
"It was a very useful dialogue
on international diplomacy,"
said Logan Perel, a UF political
science sophomore. "They spoke
about relative and current is-
sues."
UF paid for travel and lodg-
ing for the guests, said Mike
Bowen, assistant director of the
Graham Center.
Former Sen. Bob Graham,
who invited the speakers, said
bringing international speak-
ers like these allows students to
become connected to the outside
world.
"I believe that student life
shouldn't be lived inside the
walls of the university," he said.
"Students need to be exposed to
real-world people and events."


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Kick-Off Social
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Friday, February 13 10:00pm
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Engineering Leadership Forum
Reitz Union Auditorium
Sunday, February 15 11:OOAM-4:00PM
Engineering Bowl
Reitz Union Rion Ballroom
Sunday, February 15 7:OOPM-9:OOPM
Engineers Week Reception
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Tuesday, February 17 6:30PM-9:30PM
Engineering & Science Fair
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Editorial
After a week highlighted by a confession from base-
ball's biggest star, we can only pray this weekend's
unofficial start to the sport's season brings hope for
renewal. While A-Rod may have given into the urge to use
steroids, the Department of Darts & Laurels proudly admits
we haven't succumbed to the temptation of "artificially"
bringing you the best college paper possible.
Unless of course, you consider the massive of amounts of
coffee constantly being consumed.
As we chow down on fistfuls of Valentine's Day candy
for fuel (coffee's not ready yet), we proudly present you this
week's performance-enhancing-drug-free edition of...



Darts & Laurels

Generations of wanna-be hip moms and dads have turned
to alcohol to become buddies with their teenage kids. While
the occasional beer or two is no big deal, hooking your child
up with a keg scores a big fat "F" in Parenting 101. For buy-
ing excessive amounts of contraband for their children, the
Department of Darts & Laurels scowls at "cool parents" with
a stop-trying-to-use-booze-to-get-laid-by-your-child's-friend
DART. If you want to make friends, try Craigslist.
So much of America's success as a country can be traced
back to the work of our 16th president. From his heroic ef-
forts in emancipating the slaves to fighting for national unity,
former President Abraham Lincoln set a high standard for
every future president to follow. In memory of what would
have been his 200th birthday, the Department of Darts &
Laurels is proud to award a you-paved-the-way-for-so-
many-in-America LAUREL to former President Lincoln. If
President Barack Obama is in awe of someone, they must be
pretty freaking special.
Word out of South Carolina reveals that the Michael Phelps
bong debacle won't be put to rest anytime soon. According
to the Washington Post, Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott
rounded up eight usual suspects last Saturday with a connec-
tion to the Phelps photo hoping to dig up new dirt. For his
obsession with wrongfully bringing down an American icon,
the Department of Darts & Laurels launches a stop-trying-
to-get-your-15-minutes-of-fame DART at the Sheriff Leon
Lott. We might be going out on a limb here, but we're sure
there are some "real" crimes worth your attention.
After a week of negative publicity from the media, East-
side High School found redemption hiding in the kitchen.
The school's Institute of Culinary Arts stole the show at the
Florida Prostart Invitational by securing a state champion-
ship and $300,000 in scholarship money. The Department
of Darts & Laurels hungrily presents a spicy-shrimp-and-
pomegranate-lemon-cake-sound-delicious LAUREL to the
Eastside Institute of Culinary Arts for their killer cooking.
Consider this an open invitation to come into the newsroom
and dazzle us with a delicious dinner.
Apparently no one wants to be the next secretary of com-
merce after Thursday's announcement. A little over a week
after accepting President Obama's nomination to join the
cabinet, Sen. Judd Gregg decided to join Gov. Bill Richard-
son's thanks, but no thanks club. The Department of Darts &
Laurels chucks an admit-you-quit-because-you-lost-control-
of-the-stimulus DART at Sen. Judd Gregg for withdrawing
his nomination due to the "stimulus bill." Step aside Sen.
John Kerry, there's a new flip-flopper in town.
Blessed with the dashing good looks of Karl Childers and
the voice of William Hung, one Pensacola crooner is taking
the rock scene by storm. From singing in the clouds to the
montages of beautiful women throughout his impressive
music videos, this guy is one heck of a mack daddy. For his
captivating lyrics and incredible range, the Department of
Darts & Laurels can't help but laugh as we extend a you're-
the-next-Rick-Astley LAUREL to Mark Gormley a soon-
to-be viral video sensation.
You just got Gormed!
That's all for this week. Only three more until spring
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Alligator to host SG debates next week
've got one reason why you should care about Stu- is running for Student Bod
dent Government elections, and it's worth $13 mil- ,, president with the Orange an
lion. EXECUT VE BlueF Party.


The activities and service fee you pay (about $8 for
12 credit hours if you enrolled fall 2008) makes up Stu-
dent Government's $13 million budget, which is divided
among Rec Sports, the Reitz Union and student organi-
zations.
And guess who decides how to divvy it up?
That's right: The student representatives you vote (or
don't vote) for.
By getting informed and voting, you're choosing the
leaders who decide how to spend that money.
But with party supporters following you to your
classes and tucking glossy fliers into your backpacks,
figuring out who represents your interests can be dif-
ficult.
Well, we're going to help you out a little.
The Alligator, in partnership with College Republi-
cans, will be conducting three executive debates Mon-
day to Wednesday at 1 p.m. on Turlington Plaza.
You'll hear from candidates running for all three ex-
ecutive positions. And if you can't make it, head on over
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video of the debates.
It's time to get your questions answered.
We've even taken extra precautions to make sure
these candidates are getting a fair shake.
Originally we invited College Republicans and Col-
lege Democrats to organize and host it with us to keep us
in check, but unfortunately, College Democrats respect-
fully declined.
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sion but still proceeded with
College Republicans.
Each debate should last about one hour, and mem-
bers of College Republicans and the Alligator staff will
moderate. Questions have been drafted and reviewed
by current and former Alligator staffers to make sure
we're hitting the issues that students care about.
To prepare, candidates have been provided with a
list of topics. With three of the parties having confirmed
their attendance, we're looking forward to a truly infor-
mative debate.
So if you're eating lunch nearby, bring your Chik-fil-
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are there for you.
Don't forget it's your money at stake, and $13 million
is not something to brush off or laugh about.
Elections are your time to participate and determine
how your money will be spent.
For example, in a Wednesday article, the Alligator
reported that the Student Senate gave $3,274 to the UF
Paintball Team so they could attend the national paint-
ball championships.
Whether you agree with that isn't really the ques-
tion.
It's whether you're voting for candidates who repre-
sent your views, whatever they may be.
If you don't vote, then you can't complain.
Jessica DaSilva is a journalism and political science senior.
She is the Alligator's ombudsman and a former editor-in-chief.


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


Reader response
Today's question: Does Valentine's Day mean Thursday's question: Do you
just another chance to get drunk alone? think guns have a place in
schools?
Vote or post a message at www.alligator.org


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Letters to the Editor
Woman's courage helps many others
I wanted to commend the courageous
woman who spoke out against the offensive
ad run by Gainesville Health and Fitness.
It depicts what appears to be the ass of a
prepubescent girl in a feeble attempt to re-
cruit new members. This image and its ac-
companied slogan, "To get here, start here,"
sends the message to girls and guys alike
that body image should be one's sole incen-
tive to engage in physical activity.
I completely agree with Wednesday's
letter to the editor that this is precisely the
attitude towards fitness that drives body
dissatisfaction and eating disorders in our
disillusioned society. This is just one of the
many advertisements that we are bombard-
ed with daily. They are all alike in their mo-
tive to stir up deep-seated insecurities and
profit from the patronage of the countless
Americans who resolved to "get in shape"
this New Year.
Her letter to the editor eloquently illus-
trated how conforming to the media's twist-
ed standards of beauty will only leave one
feeling isolated and insufficient.
I can't express how honored I am that this
woman shared her experience with our com-
munity. She managed to bring awareness to
an epidemic that is pervasive in our world
and yet rarely addressed. She unknowingly
connected countless readers who have ever


felt alone in believing their bodies to be in-
adequate or imperfect.
Namast6, my brave solider of truth. Na-
mast6.
Ashton Alexander
3HP



Give Orange and Blue a fair shake
It has been disappointing to see letters in
the Alligator the past few weeks engaging
in ad homonym attacks against the Unite
Party.
Just like both Progress and Orange and
Blue, the Unite Party is made up of former
members of both parties myself once be-
ing one who voted along Orange and Blue
Party lines.
However, as a former independent can-
didate for Student Senate, one that this very
publication endorsed in the fall of 2007, Ibe-
lieve that the Unite Party will move Student
Government in a positive new direction
away from the Gator and Orange and Blue
parties of old.
It took a lot to sell me on the idea, but if
students are willing to give it a chance and
look past the "Gator equals Unite" attacks of
both the Progress and Orange and Blue Par-
ties, I think they will come away convinced
as well.


From our party president, who isn't a
member of Greek life, to our innovative and
tangible platform, it is clear that Unite is try-
ing to usher in a new era for SG.
It is time that SG started working for, and
not against, the students.
As president of a student organization
and a former writer for this newspaper, that
is something I firmly believe in.
Kyle Robisch
Unite Party



Democrats will eliminate bipartisanship
The recent debacle in Congress over the
economic stimulus bill has finally dashed
the faint light of optimism and faith I had in
our elected officials.
First, let's look at the Republicans. De-
spite having control of every branch of gov-
ernment for six of the past eight years where
they have driven the country into economic
collapse and have given us record-breaking
deficit spending, they continue to maintain
that they are the fiscally conservative party
that has the right ideas when it comes to the
economy. Really?
How about spending a projected $1 tril-
lion on an utterly unnecessary war in Iraq
that has done little besides make Halliburton
investors rich? Sound fiscally conservative?


Yet when it comes to renovating and
building new schools for needy districts,
providing assistance for higher education
and expanding health care access to over
500,000 people, who are losing their jobs ev-
ery month that's just being an un-Amer-
ican, tax-and-spend liberal. Never mind the
fact that the largest single entity of Obama's
plan (about a third) was made up of tax cuts
for middle to low income Americans.
Then there are the Democrats, the most
spineless group of people in power since,
well, ever. Let's remember something: you
won. The people wanted something differ-
ent. A change in the way of thinking. Some-
thing bold.
Instead, what we got was an evisceration
of progressive principles in favor of three
Republican votes in the Senate. Three! Was
it worth it? Because to me, it doesn't make
sense to be bipartisan when members of the
other party are made of a bunch of self-inter-
ested half-wits with a piss-poor track record
on making decisions.
So, Democratic members of Congress,
next time the people who have put this
country in the worst position in decades tell
you what to do, stop being such a wet blan-
ket, give them the ol' one-finger salute, and
do what is right for once.
Brandon Sack
7MD


Column


America's most powerful must set good example for public


Here's a joke: What's the only
thing former Senate Major-
ity Leader Tom Daschle
and notorious gangster Al Capone
have in common?
Neither one seems to care about
paying their taxes!
In all seriousness, however,
why can't these public officials
who President Barack Obama has
been appointing to various posts
just pay their taxes?
Daschle, who was up for the
position of secretary of Health and
Human Services (and who could
have had a lead role in implement-
ing Obama's sacred health care re-
form), was forced to withdraw his
name from consideration.
In a humorous aside, Daschle's
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Timothy Geithner, the man who
became the new Treasury secretary,
watched his reputation wither as
similar unpaid tax problems were
brought to light about him.
Then, on Wednesday, in what
can only be described as a Sena-
torial sigh-and-eye-roll, Obama's
Labor secretary designee, Hilda
Solis, was given a pass and recom-
mended for confirmation despite
her husband's unpaid taxes.
This is getting hilarious.
Now, I'm not going to sit here
and rant about how failing to pay
taxes is unpatriotic, and so the
Democrats must be traitors. As
much as I admire Fox News and
Rush Limbaugh (oh and trust me,
that's a lot), I just can't bring my-
self to emulate them in this vein.
I will say, however, that when


you are a
public offi-
cial, you're
probably en-
joying quite a
few remuner-
Eric Chianese ative benefits
letters@alligator.org from your
role and con-
nections it
shouldn't be this painful for you to
fork over some tax money.
If Daschle, Geithner and the rest
of the "No Taxation-ers" really find
it so vulgar to return some of their
cash to Uncle Sam, they should try
assuaging their anger by thinking
of all the schools that can be built
- or some other equally cheery
lie.
The recent outbreak of this tax
allergy among public officials is
indicative of a graver problem


- Washington's love of money.
I don't particularly think this is
a surprise to anyone. I, however,
would like to go one step further
than the usual "throw-the-bums-
out!" rhetoric and offer a truly
unique and Utopian solution for
modem times.
In the world I see, this great
democracy of ours would be run
not by professional politicians, but
instead by the Joe Six-Pack com-
moners who at least pay their
taxes (oddly enough, Sarah Palin
would still qualify for public ser-
vice.).
Roles of public office, from pres-
ident on down to comptroller, will
be "awarded" in a similar manner
as jury duty.
Somewhere a big computer ran-
domizes names from across the na-
tion and just like that we have


our new elected officials.
These officials would make
only the same amount of money
they were making in their previous
professions and enjoy no perks of
travel or gifts of home remodeling.
Believe me, these individu-
als would be eager to resign from
public service. At the end of their
terms, if a referendum says they
did a good job, they never have to
serve again.
If not, they're back for round
two.
And, on their way out the door,
a large bouncer would turn them
upside down and shake them -
anything that falls out can go to
fund the next stimulus package.
Hard to imagine, I admit, but a
man can dream...
Eric Chianese is an English junior.
His column appears weekly.


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LOCAL

Gainesville voted No. 9 on list of top 10 college towns


* CITY VIEWED AS
"CLASSIC COLLEGE TOWN."

Gainesville was voted No. 9
on the American Institute for Eco-
nomic Research's top 10 college
towns in America.


The institute also created three
other top 10 lists for cities with
colleges and universities: major
cities, mid-size metros and small
cities.
"Gainesville is the classic col-
lege town," said UF spokesman


Steve Orlando.
Orlando said he thinks
Gainesville belongs in the top 10.
Gainesville is a very affordable
place for both students and fami-
lies to live, he added.
Orlando said that Gainesville


has everything that people look Orlando added that there are
for in a small town, and it has the exciting Gator sporting events
same amenities as the city of Or- that attract many people.
lando. State College, Pa., ranked high-
"We attract world-class enter- est on the list, with Bloomington,
tainment, have great dining and Ind., in second place.
have a vast music scene," he said. KATIE EMMETS


Executive candidates stress key issues


DEBATE, from page 1

"This is what debates are for," said Jordan Johnson,
the Unite Party presidential candidate. "To stress the is-
sues (students) want to discuss."
Debates will also be held in Turlington Plaza at 1
p.m. on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and will be
moderated by the College Republicans and Indepen-
dent Florida Alligator. More information can be found
at http://alligator.org/sg2009/.
But for a more intimate setting, students can stop by
Hillel on Thursday at 7 p.m. for the HSA's debate and
meet-and-greet.


But according presidential candidate Frank Walch,
Keg Party members will not be present due to class and
prior engagements.
Still, HSA President Diego Recinos said he believes
the event will still be a success.
E' EXECU TIVE "We want the members and
SDEBATES 9 the UF community to be in-
formed," he said.
Mark McShera, the Orange
and Blue Party's presidential candidate, is looking for-
ward to the opportunities both debates will present.
"This is our time to shine," he said. "When we're in
front of students is when we are at our best."


Welge encourages students to keep learning


LIN COLN, from page 1

wisdom," he said.
During his time at Turling-
ton, Welge smiled at viewers and
posed for pictures.
He also took a break to hear
Brother Micah preaching to a
crowd of students. Welge chal-
lenged Brother Micah on several
points such as Catholic dogma


"Keep on learning, man.
Lifelong learning is the
best high."
Lew Welge
Abraham Lincoln impersonator

and sin and the concepts of heav-
en and hell.
"These type of things need to
be challenged, so that people's


theological viewpoints can be in
line with their spiritual inclusion,"
he said.
He advised students to edu-
cate themselves in preparation for
coming struggles, stay creative
and fight for equal opportunity.
As a student walked away, Welge
left him with some advice.
"Keep on learning, man. Life-
long learning is the best high," he
said.


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reach a new record

LIBRARY, from page 1

started in October, than the same period last year. About
6,000 more people have registered as borrowers.
Circulation also rose by nearly 100,000 checkouts about
10% from the same point last year, the report stated.
Iona Malanchuk, head of UF's Education Library, said
that people turn to libraries as a source of relaxation, as well
as convenience, when they are stressed.
"People are feeling the stress of a reduction in income...
uncertainty as to what lies ahead," she said. "And they want
and need peace and quiet."
Gainesville resident Angela Charlton said she uses the li-
brary as a distraction from daily life.
"I like to check e-mail and look at books," she said. "I also
meet my friends here."
Charlton, who doesn't own a computer, said the library
has also helped her job hunt. She uses the free computers to
submit applications.
"I can't do that at home," she said, "so I come to the li-
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LOCAL

Businesses expect


normal holiday sales


By KATHRYN STOLARZ
Alligator Contributing Writer

Local businesses expect to rake
in the usual profit this Valentine's
Day season, despite a national sur-
vey predicting the average con-
sumer will spend about $20 less on
Valentine's Day gifts than in 2008.
Some Gainesville shop owners
said their sales will not be affected
by the poor economy, despite a
survey by the National Retail Fed-
eration that predicts less will be
spent.
Still, the survey revealed most
Americans will continue to buy
traditional holiday favorites, such
as flowers.
A poll of about 8,850 U.S.
consumers from Jan. 1 to Jan. 8
showed the average consumer
plans to spend about $103 in light
of the amorous holiday this year,
down from last year's average of
about $123 per person.
But Terri Parker, owner of
The Flower Shop of Gainesville,
said Valentine's Day flower sales
haven't changed since last year.
Thornebrook Chocolates hasn't
seen a change in sales either, said
Ellen Frattino, a store employee
who has worked there for more
than two years.
"When it comes to chocolate,
people aren't as thrifty," she said.
"People get carried away with
chocolate, and I don't think we


have any differences in purchas-
es."
Renaissance Jewelers' owner
Robert Peace also said Valentine's
Day sales have not differed from
last year. He said the store has
actually experienced increased
customer traffic because it just re-
located to the Westgate Regency
Shopping Center.
"If you like someone or
something, then money
shouldn't be a boundary."
Micah Pastula
UF freshman


According to the survey, the
highest-spending age group, 35
to 44 years of age, plans to spend
about $119 per person. Young
adults, ages 18 to 24, will be the
second-highest spenders, with an
average of $114 per person.
UF freshman Micah Pastula
said the current economic reces-
sion didn't affect his spendings be-
cause Valentine's Day is a special,
once-a-year event.
Pastula said he bought his
girlfriend a stuffed dog and a gi-
ant singing card. He also plans
on serving up a homemade picnic
dinner on the beach.
"If you like someone or some-
thing, then money shouldn't be a
boundary," Pastula said.


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Thank you for everything you do for me,
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Happy Valentine's Day Andrew! I love you
with all my heart. Y Kaitlin


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more and more. You're fun, beautiful, and it and h te cors crdinais to your
smart. happy v-day clothes from your manicured nails to your
smart. happy v-day
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Dear Sweets,
Y Y BLOCK, I know I put a lot of time into When I look at you my V flutters. When we
my work. Always remember that although U kiss, my lips melt. I have enjoyed our ad-
mightfeel as if U R laston my list, U Rthe 1st ventures together, large or small. You have
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day. I Love You. Happy Valentines day! ? friend. Thank you for being you.
Expressed profound love...Babes

Carebear, You mean more to me than I can -
express. This last year together has been the Hey Jenny! Happy Valentine's D
sweetest and most secure of my life. Thank Love you very much! You're the be
you so much for all the thoughtful romantic Another wonderful valentine's
things you do. I Y you. Emma Love pEdgar


Y Emily Y
Y You will always be my Valentine! Y
Y Love you biggest, Y
Y Mom


brushing teeth & dancing nude,
museum trips & breakfast food.
study "breaks" & tin foil hats,
baboon sticks & hating cats.
just a few reasons why I will never
stop falling in love with you. hurry back!


My Dear Tyler, I miss you everyday. The
thousand miles between us does not allow
me to see you often, but it has only made my
love for you grow. I wish I could be with you
this Valentine's Day. I love you very much.
Always yours, Kara.

To the love of my life Danni B.
You brighten my day & bring light to my fu-
ture. IV U & Happy V-Day!
m yours truly Vernon H.

"Love is patient, Love is kind. Love does not
delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It al-
ways protects, always trusts, always hopes,
always perseveres. Y Love never fails."


Y V

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Josh,
Aerosmith once said "Falling in love is ha
on the knees" You owe me some kneepads!
Y Seeta



My father once told me you know you really
love someone when you feel comfortable far-
ting in front of them. Let's have burritos for
dinner. Y


Dearest Zachary,
Lettuce Be Together Forever.
V Love Loo


EB,
You are my shining staj I look forward to
many more Valentine's lays with you.
Love, TB


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Love,
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Kiwi,
You are my constant K in delta (vrything).
There are no words to explain it' just better
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Y Okay, it is not a fancy card, but it does
have hearts on it, RIGHT Y And, that should
mean something, RIGHT Y!!!!
Happy Valentines Day,
Y Y Bill and Diane Y Y

Dear CSRH,
I Y you so much! Looking forward to the next
4 years.
Y VES


J. Steele,
Happy 6 year Anniversary & Valentine's Day
to the most wonderful "daddy-to-be" ever!
Surprise! V Jessi


Goldfish,
All I want to do...is cash my check and drive
right home to you.'Cause Baby all my life I
will be driving home to you.
Love, Chuckles


A buh buh
I love playing games with you,
Because every time you lose,
And every time I win,
I'm glad we broke the rules :)
- Buh buh

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Nicole,
The past six months with you have been
amazing. I feel so lucky to have found you
and I look forward to making many more
happy memories together. I love you!
Love Always,
John

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I V you Ana,
Happy Valentines Day!
7-28-05
Mark & Ana


Zach, the past 2 years with you have been
absolutely amazing and you still give me but-
terflies like you did when we first met. Thank
you for beinge best boyfriend. I loveou
always babe. ippa


Mary:
A quarter cnt
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still madly inlo in G
Each yearwit
improves upon th ast.
Our love has carried us
on many adventures.
I can't wait to see
where it will take us next.
Chris


Rachlekins!
All I can say is thank you. You have always
been there for me through thick and thin. I
am so happy found a soulmate in my BBFL!
And always know that you will always be my
Valentine just like in HS


To my dearest Littles Kri
Words can't describe wh
am so lucky to have you
Valentines Day and alwa:
one way!
Love AIwa


Y Maddie


and Marina.
ou mean to me. I
hi Have a Happy
'ememberone Y

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My Dearest Wayne, Icannot believe that we
have been together for almost 4 years now.
You've always stuck with me through think
and thin and I couldn't imagine being with a
more perfect person. Thanks for always be-
ing my knight in shining armor. Y Karina


Sheetal Your love is music to my soul,
To your rhythm my heart beats,
You are the rockstar of my world,
Life rocks with you in it!
- Ritesh


Burnie,
Will you be my Valentine again?
How about forever?
Love,
Mampfish

Babycakes,
You can pout that bottom lip for me anytime.
You cute, cute man. I Y you so much!
Your very own 8.8875


Moira,
Between you & the championship this past
year has been great Let's keep it up!
I love you, Happy Valentines Day.


Jenna,
From the first day I met you freshman year
you have always been there for me, on this
valentines day I just want you to know how
much I love you.
Forever, David

Aaron
It's been a r I still love staring into
those green eyes get lost in our kiss & in
your ars.Wit I can be myself, & I am
thankful every day have you in my life.lLY
Nicole

To My Superman, Cribbage Champ, News
Broadcaster & Princess,
Mom's advice: Live each day as if it's your
last; laugh, smile & dance as much as pos-
sible; appreciate life's little gifts; love and re-
spect all living things; above all remember
that I love you, miss you, and think of you
Always!
Happy Y Day! The Fairie Quee


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You have the ey to my sooo
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Jacky,
You are my Y, my love, my soulmate.
I love you.
Kell


Samuel,

Hmmph...

Y Sarah


To My Menfolk Y,
Y Tracy, after almost 36 years, you are still
the one! Y Justin, my first born you will al-
ways be my baby even though you are big-
ger than I am! Y Sam, my sweet little guy -
you keep me young!
I may complain about the testosterone levels
around the house, but I wouldn't be happy for
a minute with out all of you.Y
With lots and lots of love, hugs and kisses.


Quigley-
On Valentine's Day, I just wanted to say...
Here's to all the times I made you yell
"Boom There goes the dynamite!"
Your Latina Lover


Kell,
YOU'RE SO AWESOME and even though
it's been only a short time, I love you with
all my Y!
Jacky


Ryan- you steal my internet and my
pomegranate juice. You make retarded
jokes, are occasionally kind of smelly,
and don't appreciate cephalopods enough.
Its a good thing I love you because
otherwise I'd be forced to kill you.
Happy Valentines Day babe Y Ash


Tarzan,
I Y everything about you
even your hairy toes
Y I fell in love with you the moment I saw u
I am the luckiest girl ever
without u I would go crazy
I T U with all my Y
Forever Yours, Beautiful

Moira,
Between you & the championship this past
year has been great Let's keep it up!
I love you, Happy Valentines Day.


Hey brother, unless I'm wrong, which you
know I'm not, it's been hard (that's what she
said) to see something so Ikki get Chopped.
But I will watch it all with you because I love
(money) you.


To my love Amanda, a day without you is a
day without gravity. I fell for you like Newton's
apple fell for his head. The first time I met
you, the sparks flew like electrons drawn to
a proton. Our love is now even greater than
Avogadro's number and that's saying some-
thing. Please be the chemist that emulsifies
my heart this Valentine's Day.

ROO! I love you so much! I understand how
hard you work to keep everything going and
hope it is worth it. So excited to go to Disney
with you and so happy I found you in L.A. this
summer. Love Always, Madeline


Sam, You make my V go bam!
Be my Valentine!
Love you, Kaia


SHANE,
Another Valentines Day
and another chance to say,
It's wonderful living next door
to someone I adore.
Love, Tricia


TAG, You're it!
Be my Valentine.
Love, Lenora


Dana,
You're an awesome sister!!
Thanks for driving me everywhere, and
making me take F-book picures! LOL
Have a great V-day! Y Y Y Sara

Stephen,
Happy V-day! I know we will have a great
time at the weightlifting meet! Thanks for a
great year! I Love You!
Y Sara

John,
I am so glad that I met you. The last few
months have made me so happy. I hope
there are many more. I love you!
Love, Nicole


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To my dearest Nicole:
Violets are blue and roses are red
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have you in my Life. The way you smile at me when I m e
you laugh. The look in your eyes when you tell me you Io
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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

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


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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
ALACIMA COINTv


CRIME

STOPPERS

Call (352) 372-STOP


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



i T f
PO LOS
of Gainesville

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

Affordable, Quiet, Comfortable
1's from $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 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

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.com*
4-22-08-72-2

Now you can easily
submit your classified ad
for print and/or web editions
right thru our website!
Just go to
www.alligator.org/classifieds
Visa and Mastercard accepted.







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

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

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

1/1, Ridgeview, free water, next to park, on
the bus line, cent H/A, courtyard, 2 miles to
UF, convenient to shopping, no smoking, no
pets. $470 SD, $470/mo 562-2824 2-17-09-
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
1 BRs from $580 2BRs from $650
Sun Bay 0 Sun Key 0 Sun Harbor
352-376-6720
4-22-08-72-2

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


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

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

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

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

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

1 BR/1 BA w/lg STUDY Great Location*
1blk to UF/Shands Avail Now! Energy effi-
cient, some utils. Very spacious, carpet, de-
cal park Prefer grad student/mature. $650.
postj@bellsouth.net 376-0080, 284-3873
2-27-09-36-2

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

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

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







18, ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2009


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

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 2-26-09-
15-2

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2/1.5 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,1b 1 block MidTown 2 Car Decals,
WiFi-lnternet Washer & Dryer. Sm pet ok.
Jan-July 204 NW 18 St Manny 317 4408
2-18-09-10-2


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

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
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 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


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

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

4BR 3BA. Spacious house on corner of 34th
St. and University. Close to Publix, dining,
movies and shopping. Only 5 min. bus ride to
campus. W/D. $1,500/mo + util.
1st mo. + last month to move in. Available
now. Call 321-459-3700. 3-4-09-14-2


GREENLEAF 2BR/1BA
Very clean & quiet. Vaulted ceilings. Nice
covered deck. W/D hook-ups. Near bus line
& park. $625/mo + dep. Available now. Call
352-332-8196, 339-6177 2-20-09-6-2


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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


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


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How long?! Find a better dishwasher in the
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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


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01 br w/pvt entrance avail in 2BR condo Cent
AC/H. 2 pools. Walk to UF. 375/mo
*1BR hdwd firs, pvt ba avail in beautiful NW
house close to UF $395/mo
352-316-3930 www.gainesville-rent.com.
2-27-09-40-4


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


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


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Monteocha Baptist Church
SReformed & Evangelical
Sunday Worship 11am & 6pm
9420 North County Road 225
Smonteochabaptist.org
N 377-4446
Campus Bible Study TH 12:45
@ BCM, 1604 W. Univ. Ave.




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






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




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


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




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




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




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


For more information, contact
Shaun O'Connor, Alligator Advertising,
at 376.4482.


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




University City Church of
Christ
Gators for Christ campus
ministry college group meets
at University City church on
Sundays at 9:30am and
Wednesdays at 7pm practi-
cal application from God's
word, plus service projects,
large group events, free meals,
and much more... (directions
and events calendar at
www.gatorsforchrist.org)




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

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

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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 $495/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


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

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

Bank Foreclosures! 4 Br $25,000! Only $225/
Mo! 3 Br $12,500! Only $199/Mo! 5% down
15 years @ 8% apr. for listings (800)366-
9783 ext 5669. 2-13-1-5

3Br 2Ba Foreclosure! $11,000! Only $199/
Mo! 5% down 15 years @ 8% apr. Buy, 4
Br $259/Mo! for listings (800)366-9783 Ext
5798. 2-13-1-5

6Br 3Ba Foreclosure! $29,900! Only $238/
Mo! 5% down 20 years @ 8% apr. Buy, 4 Br
$326/Mo! for listings (800)366-9783 ext 5760
2-13-1-5

BIG LOT SMALLEST PRICE 12 acres just
$99,900. Best neighborhood in Tallahassee
area! Rare spacious country living close
to everything! Great for kids w/horse privi-
leges. Best Price EVER, A Must See. Great
Financing (866)938-1521 2-13-1-5

Florida Land Bargain of the Century! 2 acre
waterfront homesite only $69,900. (appraised
at $169,900). Private, gated community with
2 recreational lakes. Municipal water &
sewer. Low taxes. Just 90 minutes Orlando!
Excellent financing. Call now (866)352-2249,
x 2184. FLlandbargains.com 2-13-1-5


NOW is the time to buy your TENNESSEE
lake property. Four seasons & no state in-
come tax. Call Lakeside Realty (888)291-
5253 or visit www.lakesiderealty-tn.com
2-13-1-5

VIRGINIA MOUNTAIN CABIN, Ready to
move in! Great views! Near large stocked
trout strm, private, 2 acres, only $159,500
owner. (866)275-0442 2-13-1-5


BED QUEEN $120 ORTHOPEDIC
Extra thick, pillow-top, mattress & box. Name
brand, new, still in plastic. Call 352-372-7490
will deliver. 4-22-08-72-6

BED FULL SIZE $100 ORTHOPEDIC
Pillow-top mattress & box. New, unused, still
in plastic w/warranty. Can deliver. Call 352-
377-9846 4-22-08-72-6

MICROFIBER SOFA& LOVESEAT- $400
Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must
sell. Can deliver. Retail $1600. 352-372-
7490 4-22-08-72-6

BED KING $170 PILLOWTOP
mattress & box springs. Orthopedic rated.
Name brand, new, never been used, in plas-
tic with warranty. Call 352-372-8588. Can
deliver. 4-22-08-72-6

CHERRY SLEIGH BED solid with Pillowtop
Mattress & Box. All new still boxed. Cost
$1500, sacrifice $450 352-333-7516

Sofa $175 Brand new in pkg 333-7516
4-22-72-6

BEDROOM SET. 7pc Cherry, Queen/ king
bed, dresser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, chests
avail. Dovetail const. New, in boxes. Can de-
liver. Retail $6500, must sell, sacrifice $1100
(352) 372-7490 4-22-08-72-6

SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather.
Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail
$2650. Sacrifice $750. Call 352-377-9846
4-22-08-72-6

DINING ROOM Beautiful cherry set w/table,
6 Chippendale chairs, hutch & buffet. New,
still in boxes. Retail $5200, sacrifice $1100.
Must sell. Can deliver. 352-372-8588 4-22-
72-6

FUTON Solid oak mission-style frame w/mat-
tress. New, in box. $160 332-9899

DINETTE SET 5pc $120 Brand new in box.
Never used. 352-377-9846 4-22-08-72-6

**BEDS -ALL BRAND NEW**
**Full $100 Queen $125 King $200**
Orthopedic pillow-top sets. Brand name
matching sets not used or refurbished. Still
in plastic, direct from factory! 352-333-7516.
4-22-72-6

BED- QUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mat-
tress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand
new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver.
$130 352-377-9846. 4-22-72-6

Bed- All New King! 3pc Orthopedic pillowtop
mattress set. Brand NEW, still in plastic with
warranty. Can deliver. $200 352-333-7516.
4-22-72-6

BEDROOM SET- $300 BRAND NEW
Still in boxes! 6 pieces include: Headboard,
2 Nightstands, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must
sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 4-22-08-
72-6

FUTON $60 Solid Oak Mission Style. With
plush mattress $140. All brand NEW still in
box. Can deliver. 352-333-7516 4-22-72-6

Bed-FULL size pillowtop mattress & box.
New in plastic, warr. Can del. $100 317-4031

SOFA $185 Brand new! Love seat $150 still
in pkg. Can del 352-333-7516 4-22-72-6


* 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


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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







C 0 omPUTER 5
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 EQUIPMENT AUCTIONS
are underway...
bikes, computers, printers, vehicles & more.
All individuals interested in bidding go to:
http://www.surplus.ufl.edu/online/ 392-0370
4-22-08-72-10

METAL ROOFING. 40yr Warranty-Buy di-
rect from manufacturer 30/colors in stock,
w/all accessories. Quick turn around.
Delivery available. Gulf Coast Supply & Mfg,
(888)393-0335 www.GulfCoastSupply.com
2-13-1-10

100% RECESSION PROOF! Do you earn
$800 in a day? 25 Local Machines and Candy
$9,995. (888)629-9968 B02000033 CALL
US: We will not be undersold! 2-13-1-10

"BUILDING SALE!"..."UNPRECEDENTED
LOW PRICES" SALE ENDS FEBRUARY
16. 25X40 $5,190. 30X50 $6,390. 35X60
$8,990. 40X60 $12,700. 60X100 $33,600.
OTHERS! Pioneer Steel. (800)668-5422.
Since 1980 2-13-1-10




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

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

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

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


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

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

SWAMP CYCLES
Closest to Campus. Largest selection,
Best Customer Service.
Motorcycles,ScootersAccessories,andService.
633 NW 13th Street www.swampcycles.com
4-22-72-11

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

Vintage Motorcycle Works, Buying-Selling
352.871.3863, Gainesville, FL 32609
Service on new/old custom motorcycles and
scooters. Lowest rates in town. 2-13-09-5-
11


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

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

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


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



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


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


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

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

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

Sun City Auto
No Credit Check
All Vehicles $0 Down
Buy Here Pay Here
352-338-1999 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

2001 HONDA CIVIC EX
Only 105K miles. Excellent condition.
Automatic, 4-door, CD player, cruise control,
sunroof & more. Cream color. $6300. 352-
505-0711 or 352-392-7265, ungal@ufl.edu
2-19-09-5-12

DONATE YOUR VEHICLE RECEIVE
$1000 GROCERY COUPON UNITED
BREAST CANCER FOUNDATION Free
Mammograms, Breast Cancer Info www.
ubcf.info FREE Towing, Tax Deductible, Non-
Runners Accepted, (888)468-5964. 2-13-
1-12


LOCAL ARTIST NEEDS:
* Gold Diamonds Gems Class Rings
* ETC Top Cash $$$ or Trade *
OZZIE'S FINE JEWELRY 373-9243. 4-22-
72-13

UF GRAD PAYS MORE
for gold jewelry, scrap gold, Rolex, diamonds,
guitars, etc. Top $$$. Get my offer before you
sell! Call Jim 376-8090 or 222-8090 4-22-
08-72-13


The American Cancer Society
Road to Recovery Volunteers Needed!
VOLUNTEER DRIVERS NEEDED
to transport cancer patients to treatment.
Flexible schedule.
Training and liability insurance provided.
Please call
352-376-6866 ext. 5079 if interested.


BEAN INSPIRATION!
Take a blind lady to Mass on Sundays and for
walks and shopping as needed. We'll have
lots of fun! And you will make a new friend!
Contact 219-6948 2-13-09-74-13


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

Now you can easily
submit your classified ad
for print and/or web editions
right thru our website!
Just go to
www.alligator.org/classifieds
Visa and Mastercard accepted.

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


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


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

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

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

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

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

Toddler Teacher Needed. Imagine Learning
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Sports
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2009


Commodores' 3-pointers sink Gators

0 VANDERBILT JUMPED OUT TO A
12-0 LEAD AND NEVER TRAILED.

By CHRISTOPHER YAZBEC
Alligator Writer
cyazbec@alligator.org

The Gators finally found their poi-
son: playing a hot-shooting team on the
road.
Preseason Southeastern Confer-
ence favorite Vanderbilt (19-6, 8-2 SEC)
jumped out on UF early on Thursday lnh
night, and the Gators (22-3, 8-2 SEC)V i| M t ia
could never recover, falling 84-68 in
Nashville.
The No. 24 Commodores set the tone icate
in the first four minutes, a theme that fme
usually belongs to the Gators. Available from Commercial News Providers
Vanderbilt began the game on a 12-0
run just 3 1/2 minutes after the tip and
sank 6 of 7 3-pointers in the first 8:10, ex-
panding its lead to 24-7.
"They came right out and set the tone,
set us back on our heels, and they set us
so far back on our heels we never could
get back up out of that hole," UF coach
Amanda Butler said.
"We just got an old fashion butt-
whooping tonight."
UF trailed by as many as 17 before
the break, and it spent the rest of the half
scrapping and clawing its way back into
the game.
The Gators went into the locker room
down just 37-29, thanks to a rare 5 points
from Azania Stewart, who finished with
a career-high 16, and a combined three
3-pointers from Steffi Sorensen and Su-
san Yenser.
But UF could never find a rhythm in
the second half, having to deal with foul
trouble from its best players. Marshae
Dotson had two fouls in the first 5:30 of
the game, and Sha Brooks picked up her
fourth foul with 4:37 left.
Vanderbilt shot lights-out from long Vanderbilt's Merideth Marsh drives past UF guard Sha Brooks in the first half of

SEE LOSS, PAGE 23 the Gators' 84-68 loss to the Commodores on Thursday night in Nashville, Tenn.


ALLIGATOR
www.alligatorSports.org


Brombacher's expanded role complements ace Nelson


By ADAM BERRY
Alligator Staff Writer
aberry@alligator.org

Most college softball teams are
lucky if they have one dominant
pitcher, the kind who can throw a
shutout on any given day.
Last year, the Gators relied on
Stacey Nelson to carry the team
and step into the circle during
every big game. But this season



NBA
Heat 95
Bulls 93
NCAA Men's Basketball
(11) UCLA 67
(18) Arizona State 74


could be different for the UF soft-
ball team with the emergence of
Stephanie Brombacher, who will
play a larger role this season than
she did in her freshman year.
"We've got two quality No. 1
pitchers, which is what I'm going
to call Stephanie from now on -
another No. 1 pitcher," UF coach
Tim Walton said.
The Gators will host the Lip-
ton Invitational this weekend at


Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium,
where they will
play five games
in three days,
and Walton
thinks having
two reliable,
unique pitchers
will give UF a
Nelson distinct advan-
tage.
"It's very hard to face Stacey


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and Stephanie in the same day
- very, very tough because
one throws the ball totally dif-
ferent than the other one, so your
eye adjustment better be pretty
quick," Walton said.
Brombacher, who is more of
a power pitcher than Nelson,
finished the 2008 season with an
unprecedented 20-0 record and
became the only pitcher in UF
history to start her career with


more than 10 wins without suf-
fering a loss.
This season, the sophomore
has won both of her starts, struck
out 16 batters and only walked
one in her 12 innings of work.
She has started as many games as
Nelson, who gave up just 1 run in
her 14 innings against Baylor last
weekend.
SEE SOFT, PAGE 23


POLLQUES*TION


Today's question: Should Nick Calathes leave
for the NBA after this season?

Previous question: Which professional ath-
lete's actions in recent weeks are you most
disappointed with? (see right for results)


Percent (Votes)
A-Rod 62% (39)
Phelps 21% (13)
Wade 17% (11)
63 TOTAL VOTES


Werner off


his game

By MIKE DiFERDINANDO
Alligator Staff Writer
mdiferdinando@alligator.org

Dan Werner has always done the small
things grabbing the tough rebounds,
chasing down the loose balls.
His polished passing from the post has
opened up the offense for more flashy
players on countless occasions.
But lately, even the little things have
become a big question mark.
"He made that transformation from his
freshman year to his sophomore year. He
kind of carved out a niche and an iden-
tity for himself," UF coach Billy Donovan
said. "But there is also
S that individual growth
where you expect your-
self to now take another
Men's step as a player to that
next tier, and we're
Basketball trying to get him to do
that."
When the Gators make the trip to
Athens, Ga., on Saturday to take on the
Bulldogs, Donovan hopes Werner will be
able to rediscover the form he showed a
year ago.
With Werner playing somewhat un-
dersized at the power forward position,
he has had to hustle his way to produc-
tion.
Even while being outmatched at times
defensively, Werner has found a way to
become a solid defender for UF.
Donovan has even called him one of
the best defensive players he has ever
coached.
"I think the biggest thing for Dan -
or any frontcourt player where speed or
strength or athleticism becomes an issue

SEE WERNER, PAGE 23






FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2009 U ALLIGATOR, 23


Track, field teams split for meets in Iowa, Arkansas


* GATORS VETERANS ARE
LEADING BY EXAMPLE.

By TONI-ANN MILLER
Alligator Writer

Leaders come in two forms:
those who are vocal the Tim
Tebows of the world and those
who choose to lead only by their
examples.
Heading into split track and
field meets, UF's veterans have
been the latter, and they look to
continue their impressive on-field
leadership.
The Gators will send the throw-


ing squad and coach Steve Lemke
to Ames, Iowa for the Iowa State
Classic. The remainder of the team
will head to the Tyson Invitational
in Fayetteville, Ark.
The decision to split the team
was a fairly simple one for coach
Mike Holloway.
"The Tyson meet, the way it's
set up, is not a very good venue for
throwing," Holloway said. "We felt
like going to Iowa State was a much
better venue for the throwers and
also some great competition."
In Iowa, junior shot-putter Mar-
iam Kevkhishvili will lead UF's
throwers.
Kevkhishvili is not the archetype


of a vocal leader, but her on-field
performance in the shot put speaks
for itself.

"This weekend I'm going
to be in one of the faster
heats, so I'm trying to
go ahead and break my
season time."
Carlos Phillips
UF senior runner

Kevkhishvili has thrown NCAA
automatic-qualifying distances of
55 feet, 10.5 inches; 56 feet; and 56


feet, 2 inches in the team's three
meets this season.
Kevkhishvili is also the recipi-
ent of two Southeastern Conference
weekly awards but does not focus
on these accolades. She believes
there is much more left in her.
"I'm still in the weight-lifting
program, so I'm not throwing far
yet," Kevkhishvili said. "I think I
can throw farther. I'm ready for big
throws."
Of the group heading to the Ty-
son Invitational, senior Carlos Phil-
lips hopes to be an example for his
teammates by bettering his season-
best time of 1:49.86 in the 800-meter
run.


"This weekend I'm going to be
in one of the faster heats, so I'm try-
ing to go ahead and break my sea-
son time," Phillips said. "Hopefully
this week I can get an automatic
time."
As a senior, Phillips under-
stands that some of his younger
teammates look up to him, and he
embraces the role.
"Whether I want to or not, I
have to set an example," Phillips
said. "On the track, I always do the
workouts and never shortcut any-
thing."
This weekend's split meets will
be the final events for UF before the
SEC Indoor Championships.


Donovan challenges junior forward to do more for team


WERN ER, from page 22


- I believe in the old adage, 'Where there's a will
there's a way,'" Donovan said. "You can use your
smarts."
This season however, Werner has struggled to
put up the numbers he did last year.
He averaged 6.4 rebounds per game as a soph-
omore, but this season he has only managed 4.4.
He's second on the team in turnovers, leads the
team in fouls and is shooting just 33 percent from
the field in Southeastern Conference play.
"There are things that, statistically, when you
look at him, his shooting percentage in the league,
his rebounding, there are some areas where he
can improve," Donovan said
Last season, Werner was second on the team in
rebounding. This year, he checks in fourth behind
Alex Tyus, Chandler Parsons and point guard
Nick Calathes.
"A lot of times it comes down to you have an
internal drive and commitment to yourself to
say, 'You know what? I'm going to play better,"'
Donovan said. "I think he has done a lot of great
things that don't show up in the stat sheet, but
certainly I think that there is more he can do."
DONOVAN UNSURE OF CALATHES' FUTURE: With
his standout sophomore season, there has been
increasing speculation that this may be Calathes'
last year in Gainesville.
But according to Donovan, the NBA is the last
thing on his star's mind.
"I haven't talked to anybody about that, and
that includes people at the next level," Donovan
said. "I really believe Nick's focus is on helping
our team."
If Calathes did want to test the NBA waters,
Donovan is in a position to ensure the right deci-
sion is made.
"Stu Jackson, who handles all that stuff and
works in the NBA office, coached me in college,
so there is a very close relationship there. I'm able
to get a lot of honest and relevant information that
allows guys to get to the next level," Donovan
said. "It would be the same situation as a guy like
Marreese Speights. I really don't have any idea
with Nick."


Walton not concerned about pitting pitchers against each other


SOFT, from page 22

After last season, Brom-
bacher went to her coach and
said she wanted the ball more,
and Walton took that as a sign
that she was ready to be a more
consistent option in the circle.
"She's now taking her abil-
ity to be mentally tough and to
pitch against the better teams,"
he said. "She's not afraid of
Francesca Enea in intrasquad
(scrimmages). She's ready to


go after her, and that is what
catapults her into wanting the
ball against the quality oppo-
nents we're going to face this
year."
Nelson, who led the nation
in wins (47) and had the fourth-
lowest ERA (0.76) while pitch-
ing 352.1 innings last season,
will still get more than 50 per-
cent of the starts, Walton said.
Despite Brombacher's impres-
sive performance in fall and
preseason practices, the senior
remains the unquestioned ace.


Rather than seeing the
younger pitcher as a threat to
her position, Walton said Nel-
son realizes Brombacher can
help her improve,
9 and Nelson can
help Brombacher
turn into a more
Softball complete pitcher.
"They're a
great team to-
gether," Walton said. "They
work together, have a great
chemistry together, and it's
never really about pitting any-


one against each other."
Nelson said she has wel-
comed Brombacher's expand-
ed role with open arms and
has benefited from having
another reliable pitcher in the
rotation.
"I don't really feel like I
help her not that I don't,
but everything she's done has
been on her own," Nelson
said. "She's a great pitcher.
She's grown over the past year
and learned how to pitch at
this level."


UF falls one

game behind

Auburn in SEC

LOSS, from page 22

range in the second half as well
and extended its lead to as much
as 27.
The Commodores found them-
selves with more wide-open looks
from distance than contested
shots, and most of the time the
ball didn't even touch the rim as
it went through the net.
Guard Merideth Marsh and
forward Christina Wirth made all
of Vanderbilt's 13 threes.
The Commodores, who were
shooting 62 percent from beyond
the arc at one point, finished 13 of
23 from long range.
"The open looks that we con-
tinued to give them, I think, pri-
marily was because of a lack of
communication," Butler said.
"They just really took it to us, and
we did very little to try and slow
that down."
UF shot itself in the foot with
23 turnovers, and Vanderbilt cap-
italized on them with 26 points.
Also not helping their own cause,
the Gators went just 9 of 20 from
the free-throw line.
"We didn't play with very
much composure," Butler said.
"We just let down on every front.
Theyjust out-hustled us. Theybeat
us to balls. They were more physi-
cal than us. They out-toughed us.
The list goes on and on."
The road doesn't get much eas-
ier for the Gators, who now trail
Auburn in the SEC standings by
a game following the Tigers' win
over Kentucky on Thursday.
UF will travel to Baton Rouge,
La., on Sunday at 1 p.m. to take on
LSU (12-9, 5-4 SEC).
The Tigers, who have ad-
vanced to the Final Four for five
straight years, field the best de-
fense in the conference and will
be coming off a bye week to get
ready for the Gators.
A radio broadcast contributed to
this report.


UF forward Dan Werner pressures Mississippi guard David Huertas during the
Gators' 78-68 win against the Rebels in the O'Connell Center on Jan. 10.






24, ALLIGATOR U FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2009


JUMPBALL

Should Calathes stay to improve fundamentals or make jump to NBA?


Disclaimer: I have a lot of respect for
Nick Calathes and Billy Donovan, so
do not misunderstand the tone of this
letter. It is designed to be a joke, is very
tongue-in-cheek and only intends to
make you laugh but maybe make a
few points along the way.
Dear Nick,
Alright, I understand there is
simply no way you're going to be a
four-year player here at UF. But hey, can I
just get a third year?
I know everyone is going to be telling you
to leave for the NBA after this season.
"Nick Calathes could be a lottery pick,"
one NBA analyst will say. "Definitely a first-
round pick," another expert will add.
I know this season has worn on you. I
told you things wouldn't be that bad after
the departure of Marreese Speights Al-
right, I was wrong.
And yes, it's pretty pitiful that you went
for a career-high 33 points at Rupp and we
couldn't close it out despite Kentucky miss-
ing Patrick Patterson near the end.
But come on man, we're making prog-
ress. I'm pretty sure we can't find a way


to miss the NCAA
Tournament this year,
though we could use
a third scoring option.
And yeah, you
might win SEC Player
Phil Kegler of the Year this year,
Phil on the Hill but you would be a
pkegler@alligator.org lock next season!
We're only losing
Walter. And the SEC
will likely still be down. We could put an-
other banner up in the O'Dome.
Next year, you'd get to play with two real
big men with Vernon Macklin being eligible.
Imagine that! TWO great big men!
Your buddy Chandler will still be here,
and you can each get more chances next
year to not miss critical free throws with the
game on the line. (Oops, is that still a sensi-
tive spot?)
And your stock surely wouldn't go down
by sticking around. Maybe next year I could
even get you guys to play defense! C'mon
man, take a page out of Tebow's book let's
do it again next year (but better)!
Yours truly,
Billy D.


H ere's what Nick Calathes excels
at and why NBA teams will draft
him:
1. He sees the floor as well as any 6-foot-
6-inch player can.
2. He's a point guard, and he's 6 feet 6
inches tall.
3. His shot is getting better and his
shooting range extends out to the NBA
3-point line.
And here's why they will pass on him:
1. He is not a top-notch athlete. Chan-
dler Parsons jokes he can't even jump over
one of the Alligator's weekday editions.
2. He won't ever be a great one-on-one
defender because of that lack of athleti-
cism.
3. His shot isn't at an elite level and he
doesn't have a quick release.
Now, can Calathes improve on those
strengths? Yes, but he is already at the elite
level in college. There are very few players
who see the floor as well as he does, and
there is nobody who has his size to go with
that playmaking ability.
If teams are looking for a playmaker in
the draft, Calathes will be one of the first
they think of.


And what about
those faults? Calathes
isn't turning into an
exceptional athlete or
a shut-down defend-
er. Those aren't areas
Brian Steele he was blessed in.
Steele-ing Bases That is why he's
bsteele@alligatororg ready for the NBA af-
ter this year.
If Calathes wants
to stay at UF and have a shot at making
a deep tournament run, good for him. It
won't hurt his draft status or how he'll play
in the NBA. If he's ready, however, to be
financially set for the rest of his life, then let
him go to the NBA.
He's got skills teams can use, and those
aren't going to get much better at the col-
lege level. His talents will improve when
he's playing with NBA athletes who will
force him to study the game even more.
Nothing against UF strength and con-
ditioning coordinator Matt Herring, but
NBA coaches can help Calathes add more
muscle and fine-tune his shot more when
he doesn't have to worry about that Man's
Food test.


Mahlich returns home for meet against Michigan State


* THIS MARKS UF'S SECOND
ROAD CONTEST IN A ROW.

By EUGENIO TORRENS
Alligator Writer

For Elizabeth Mahlich, the trip
north to East Lansing, Mich., this
weekend is more of a homecom-
ing than a road meet.
Mahlich grew up in Mason,
Mich., about a 20-minute drive
from East Lansing, and is ready
to see friends and family cheering
her in a less-hostile crowd than
most away meets.
"It'll be fun competing at a
meet that I always used to go to,"
Mahlich said.
The No. 9 Gators (3-2, 2-2
Southeastern Conference) will
face Michigan State on Saturday,
treating the team to a homey feel


Friday night.
"They're all excited to have a
nice home-cooked meal instead of
a catered one," Mahlich said.
She said the team will be vis-
iting her house Friday night and
that it will be a radical change of
scenery.
"Going to our actual house and
knowing how and where I used to
live will probably be a little differ-
ent and exciting for (the team),"
she said.
"I live out in the country,
around absolutely no one, so it's
going to be a lot different."
UF coach Rhonda Faehn sees
this meet as a showcase event for
the all-around freshman.
"Elizabeth has done a tremen-
dous job for this team this year,"
Faehn said. "She's really stepped
up as a freshman and has really


just come out in pressure situa-
tions and done a great job. We're
really excited for her to be able go
home to see her family, to see her
friends, but also to show them just
what a great job she's doing for
this program."

"We have something we
have to prove. We have to
turn this season around."
Rhonda Faehn
UF gymnastics coach

The Gators will take on the
Spartans (5-8) in their first road
meet against a non-SEC opponent.
That may be good news since the
team is 0-2 on the road this sea-
son.
Both losses came against SEC
opponents, including a loss on the


road at LSU on Feb. 6.
"There's nothing to lose," ju-
nior Melanie Sinclair said. "We've
gone into two away meets already
and have had not-so-good experi-
ences. (We) might as well go out
and give it our all."
Even though ranking- and re-
cord-wise Michigan State may be
one of the weakest teams on UF's
schedule, Faehn wants her team
to focus internally more than any-
thing else.
"We don't ever look at who
we're competing against as far as
how we're supposed to perform,"
Faehn said.
"We have something we have
to prove. We have to turn this sea-
son around."
The team improved its per-
formance against LSU, and even
though it wasn't enough for the


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win, Sinclair pointed out the
meet's positives.
"We just have little flukes here
and there," Sinclair said.
"Overall it was a decent com-
petition, and it makes you feel
good that knowing that even
though we did have mistakes, we
kept a positive attitude, we kept
the composure as a team that we
needed to keep."
In a sport that focuses more on
individual performance, having
that team energy is vital for the
rest of the squad.
Faehn wants her gymnasts to
start the meet with energy and
have it snowball.
UF opens the meet on bars be-
cause it is the road team. Mahlich
is penciled in for the first spot.
"What a way to start out the
competition," Faehn said.

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