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VOLUME 102 ISSUE 103


MONDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2009


LOCAL


Women drugged in bar


By HUNTER SIZEMORE
Alligator Writer
jhsizemore@alligator.org

Date rape drugs were
slipped into the drinks of at
least three women at Grog
House, wrote the president of a
UF club that networks interna-
tional and domestic students.
NaviGators International
President Heather Lear sent
an e-mail to club members
Wednesday, warning them to
watch for date rape drugs at lo-


cal bars.
"Several of our internation-
al girls have had their drinks
drugged at Grog on more than
one occasion, and I wanted to
make everyone aware of this
trend," Lear wrote.
The first incident was in Jan-
uary, followed by another on
Feb. 4, said Jessica Bode, Navi-
Gators vice president.
In the February incident,
two women in NaviGators
shared a vodka-mixed drink
and then showed signs of date


rape drugging, Bode said while
waiting for friends to show up
at Grog Wednesday night.
One of the women woke
up at Shands and could not
remember how she got there,
Bode said.
Nick Roller, a Grog security
guard, said that drugging is
uncommon in Gainesville bars.
He hears of a case about every
six months, he said.
Assumptions about what

SEE GROG, PAGE 8


SG candidates debate issues


By CHELSEA KEENAN
Alligator Writer

Candidates running on the executive ticket
showcased their platform ideas during a debate
Sunday night in front of about 200 students, as
the Feb. 24 and 25 Student Government elec-
tions loom closer.
They answered questions for nearly two
hours in the Reitz Union Grand Ballroom for
the Freshman Leadership Council's fourth an-
nual SG debate.
Representatives from all four political par-
ties running were present the Keg Party,
the Orange and Blue Party, the Progress Party
and the Unite Party. But two-thirds of the Keg
Party's executive ticket was absent, including
vice presidential candidate Russ Ward and
treasurer candidate Elizabeth Stinson.
Jordan Johnson, presidential candidate for
the Unite Party, said he was pleased with the
student turnout, adding that there was room
for improvement.
"It looked that about 75 percent had party


T-shirts on," he said.
The debate served as a venue for candidates
to share their party's platform and personal
view on sustainability, textbook pricing, free
printing and online voting.

"You don't stop a cock fight by add-
ing more cocks to the fight."
Ben Dictor
Progress Party presidential candidate

"We pride ourselves in being the party that
has supported online voting, getting the nearly
6,000 signatures to have it on the ballot," said
Orange and Blue Party presidential candidate
Mark McShera.
One party took a lighter approach when
speaking on the issues.
"I dream of the day I can engage in student
government the only way someone should
engage in student government," said Frank
Walch, presidential candidate of the Keg Party.
SEE DEBATE, PAGE 8


Friends remember UF alumna who died in plane crash


MAURER WAS ONE OF 49 WHO
DIED IN THURSDAY'S CRASH.

By THOMAS STEWART
Alligator Staff Writer
tstewart@alligator.org

UF alumna Lorin Maurer was one of 49
who died aboard Continental Connection
Flight 3407 when it crashed into a home near
Buffalo, N.Y., Thursday night.
A man inside the home was also killed


and his wife and child were injured, accord-
ing to news reports.
Officials said "significant icing" of the
plane's windshield and wings could have
played a part in the crash.
Maurer earned a master's degree in sports
management from UF in 2002, according to
the Daily Princetonian. She attended Row-
an University in 2001, earning a degree in
health and exercise science.
At the time of her death, she was a fund-
raiser for the athletics department at Prince-
ton University. She was flying to Buffalo for


her boyfriend's brother's wedding.
Friends described her as an outgoing
sports nut and a huge Gator fan.
She attended the last two UF basketball
championships and was in Miami in January
when UF beat Oklahoma for
National the BCS National Champion-
News ship, according to friends.
She would also watch the
Gators play on TV whenever she could, said
Robert Allen, her roommate and co-worker
at Princeton.
Allen, who graduated from UF in 1997


with a degree in economics, said Maurer
was very athletic.
"She ran every morning in the ice, in
the snow you name it, she would always
get out there and run," he said. "She was
very disciplined."
Bobby Darnell, who met her in 2003
when they were in the same NCAA intern-
ship program, said Maurer made friends
with everyone.
"It was like she never met a stranger,"
he said. "We would go all kinds of differ-
SEE CRASH, PAGE 8


* Georgia, previously winless
in the Southeastern Confer-
ence, got huge games from
forward Terrance Woodbury
and Trey Tompkins (right) in
its upset of UF in Athens on
Saturday. Gators guard Erving
Walker missed a shot with
four seconds left to seal the
win for the Bulldogs.
See Story, Page 14.


Chavez wins vote to scrap term limits in Venezuela
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) President Hugo
Chavez won a referendum to eliminate term limits Sun-
day, paving the way for him to run again in 2012 and
beyond and push through his vision of a socialist Ven-
ezuela.
With 94 percent of the vote counted, 54 percent voted
in favor of the constitutional amendment, National Elec-
toral Council chief Tibisay Lucena announced.
Forty-six percent had voted against the measure to
eliminate term limits on all public officials, too few to
make up the distance with the remaining votes.


A registered
sex offender was
arrested Friday
in connection
with Tuesday's
bank robbery at
the Campus USA
Credit Union.
See story, Page 5.


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Community leaders came to share stories, read books about African
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WHAT'S HAPPENING
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GSMC presents former Los
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Anderson Hall, Room 101
The group will discuss up-
coming events during March
(American Red Cross Month),
and directors from the local
chapter will be at hand to elabo-
rate on activities planned. All
interested students are welcome
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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2009 U ALLIGATOR, 3


UF ACADEMICS

Prospective UF students learn of application status


By KRISTEN HUFF
Alligator Contributing Writer

When St. Thomas Aquinas se-
nior Lauren Sharifi couldn't see if
she had been accepted to UF on Fri-
day because the online system was
jammed, she, like many others, re-
sorted to Facebook.
"Everyone's status was like 'Hey,
I got in!' or 'Ah, it's not working!'"
said Sharifi, 18.
According to UF spokesman
Steve Orlando, this is often the
case on the day the university in-


forms prospective students online if
they've been accepted.
"Ultimately 7,000 people are go-
ing to slam that system at 6 p.m.,"
Orlando said.
Sharifi was able to access the sys-
tem the next day and was happy to
learn she had been accepted.
"It was kind of weird because I
wasn't really expecting to get in,"
she said.
UF received about 27,850 appli-
cants by the November deadline, but
students can still apply by March 1,
according to Orlando. Those who


apply by the sec-
ond deadline will
be informed of
their application
status in April.
Because all
applications have
not yet been re-
Orlando ceived, Orlando
said, it's safe to
say UF will surpass the 28,000 total
applications it received last year.
Orlando attributed the increase
in applicants to the state of the econ-
omy. Many prospective students


who would have looked out of state
decided to stay in Florida, he said.
As of Friday, the official num-
ber of potential students accepted
was not released, but Orlando said
it won't be much different from last
year's 10,600 acceptances.
The Office of Admissions doesn't
release that information until a few
days after acceptances have been
posted because they're subject to
change right up until 6 p.m., Orlan-
do said. The target size of the fresh-
man class is 6,400 students.
Orlando said the quality of this


year's freshman class will be even
better than last year's, but specific
data on this year's applicants has not
been released yet.
The average weighted GPA of
last year's freshman class was 4.1
and the average SAT score was 1276,
Orlando said. Acceptance letters
will be mailed sometime this week.
Sharifi was visiting friends in
Gainesville this weekend when she
learned of her acceptance.
"I could have either been cel-
ebrating or like 'I hate this place,'"
she said.


Pets find new homes at Valentine's Day adoption event


* MORE THAN 20 ANIMALS WERE
ADPOTED AT THE EVENT.

By EMILY FUGGETTA
Alligator Writer

While most people looked for a properly
waxed date on Feb. 14, others found a valen-
tine with a little extra fur.
More than 20 people found cuddly com-
panions on Saturday at the Alachua County
Animal Services "Come Fall in Love" event.
The organization offered reduced adoption
fees, including vaccinations and spaying or


neutering. People paid less than half the shel-
ter's regular rates for dogs and cats.
Visitors had free coffee, spaghetti and
donuts as they toured the pink-and-red-bal-
looned shelter and met eligible dogs, cats, rab-
bits and hamsters.
Trey Regar, 4, may have been a little too
young for a Valentine's Day date, but he found
the perfect companion one that doesn't
mind getting dirty and never gets tired of
chasing a ball when he met Ranger, a young
pit bull mix.
"He needed a boy's dog, and this is a boy's
dog," Trey's father, Ron Regar, said of Rang-
er.


"I didn't want to get him a little sissy dog."
According to Regar, the family searched
for the perfect dog since Trey's Rottweiler
died several weeks before, and they thought
Ranger was the perfect match.
"They just clicked the second they met
over at the cage," he said.
Around "Trey said, 'This is the one
Gainesville Iwant.'"
ACAS spokeswoman
Hilary Hynes said the connection between
Trey and Ranger was exactly what the events
are designed to create.
"We watch for the moment when [the
adopter] is holding the animal in their arms


and you can just tell it's right," she said.
"We're in the business of permanent happy
endings," she said.
Hynes said that the shelter usually has
about 16 adoptions per week, but events like
the one Saturday often result in the placement
of about seven times that many.
Saturday was no exception.
"When we opened at 9:30, we had people
running to the front door," she said.
Hynes attributed the event's success to the
low adoption fees and to the good spirits peo-
ple tend to be in on holidays.
"It's Valentine's Day," she said. "It's a rea-
son to come fall in love."


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* THE $1M WILL BE USED
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Alligator Writer

Despite recent cuts to UF's bud-
get, some programs will continue to
flourish.
Thanks to a $1 million grant from
the National Science Foundation,
some UF graduate students will
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ships for graduate students who are
studying science, engineering, tech-
nology and mathematics.
Emory University has a similar
program, so Patricia Marsteller, the
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"There's not any formal pro-
gramming on how to apply for jobs,
networking or teaching," she said,
adding that the grant has the poten-
tial to provide all of these things.
Many graduate
UF students feel un-
Research aware of what to
do or where to go
once done with school, she said.
One function of the grant will be
to help graduate students learn the
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Learning to write grants, nego-
tiate starting salaries or prepare re-
search statements will help students
gain further funding.
The grant will also allow students
from the different departments re-
ceiving the money to work together.
This can be a challenge though,
Marsteller said, because different
departments have different needs.
"You have to get where you can
sit down and create partnerships
that are win-win for both (depart-
ments)," she said.
Marsteller went on to offer advice
for when the time comes to divvy up


the money.
"Plan strategically," she said.
"When the money goes, so will the
institution's commitment. Ask the
grad students what they're not get-
ting. She said that leadership may
lose interest in the program once the
funding is gone.
Marsteller said although UF has
the money in hand, the hard part
will be deciding where the money
will go.
"Remember," she said. "(The
process is) hard and it's slow. You
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Engineering Leadership Forum
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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2009 U ALLIGATOR, 5


LOCAL

CMC moves to bigger location


By JOHN LOCKETT
Alligator Contributing Writer

After 15 years on West Univer-
sity Avenue, the Civic Media Cen-
ter packed up its books and moved
into a bigger space more than a
mile away.
The move to 433 S. Main St. be-
gan Tuesday and continued until
Saturday. Regular hours will re-
sume today.
A grand reopening ceremony


"I put a lot of my life into
this organization and a lot
has happened here."
Jimmy Schmidt
Civic Media Center co-coordinator


will take place Saturday with a rib-
bon-cutting at 4 p.m. and an open
house from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
The biggest reason for chang-
ing locations was rent, said Jimmy


Schmidt, co-coordinator of the
CMC.
"It just keeps going up and up,"
Schmidt said.
Money wasn't the only reason
for the move, he said. The CMC
started to outgrow its University
Avenue location.
"I put a lot of my life into this or-
ganization and a lot has happened
here," Schmidt said. "On the other
hand, I'm so excited about the new
chapter and moving forward."


County man admits to robbery


* THE MAN WAS UNDER INVESTIGATION
FOR PROVIDING A FALSE ADDRESS.

A registered sex offender was arrested Friday in
connection with Tuesday's bank robbery of Campus
USA Credit Union.
Clinton Ponce, 27, was under investigation during
the time of the robbery for giving authorities a faulty
address after moving to Alachua County. Registered
sex offenders must notify officials within 48 hours of
an address change.
When the still photo of the bank robbery came out,
Gainesville Police Department investigators Jim McCo-
llum and Courtnay Roberts recognized Ponce from pri-
or investigations, said GPD spokesman Keith Kameg.


Ponce was arrested at the Alachua County Public
Library at about 2:30 p.m. when police got a tip that he
was in the area.
After interviews with GPD and
the FBI, Ponce admitted to the bank
robbery.
He had been released from prison
Feb. 7 after a 2001 child pornography
conviction, Kameg said.
"In six days of Ponce's relevant
Ponce freedom, he committed two felo-
nies," Kameg said.
Ponce was charged with failing to register his ad-
dress as a registered sex offender and bank robbery.
-KATIE EMMETS


Machen given


"Green Valentine"


BY THOMAS STEWART
Alligator Staff Writer
tstewart@alligator.org

UF President Bernie Ma-
chen got some pre-Valen-
tine's Day love Friday morn-
ing from a student group
seeking to recognize him for
his environmental efforts at
UF.
UF's chapter of Florida
PIRG, short for Public Inter-
est Research Group, present-
ed Machen with a "Green
Valentine" in the President's
Conference Room in Tigert
Hall.
The group advocates
change on issues including
the environment, higher edu-
cation and homelessness.
Five of the 30 or so mem-
bers in the group gave Ma-
chen the card, signed by hun-
dreds of UF students, and
asked him to be their eco-
friendly valentine, to which
he replied, "It would be my
honor."


"Thanks for what you're
doing," he said to the group.
"It's your world and it's our
world and, unfortunately,
my generation has made it
a problem
for your
world, and
maybe to-
gether we
can fix it,"
he said.
He said
Machen his envi-
ronmental
efforts are largely the prod-
uct of student demand.
"I was going to get run
over by the students if I didn't
do something," he said.
But he said budget cuts
will make it difficult for UF
to maintain its commitment
to sustainability.
He also noted that his wife
has been looking into buying
an electric scooter.
"My wife's all over it," he
said. "But she will wear a hel-
met, I promise you."





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Editorial

Top Cop

Gainesville officer nets

more than 100 DUIs
For many UF students, the words "police officer" con-
jures imagery of underage alcohol violations and tick-
ets for jaywalking.
Until you meet Gainesville police officer Joey Devore -
single-handedly making his life's mission to keep you alive
with more than 100 DUI arrests in the past year.
Not exactly a cop you would mind sharing a doughnut
with.
Interestingly enough, Devore didn't end up as the depart-
ment's designated DUI enforcer by choice, but rather due to
the fact that his vehicle was equipped with a camera.
Utilizing the technology and understanding the impor-
tance of his role, Devore's efforts have not gone unnoticed as
Mothers Against Drunk Driving has acknowledged him for
his top-notch work.
According to a Gainesville Sun article, Devore will be rec-
ognized for his achievements at the annual Florida MADD
banquet this spring, along with other officers from across the
state.
The Editorial Board salutes Officer Devore for his out-
standing contributions to the Gainesville community.
Too often we are guilty of taking the work of law enforce-
ment for granted and failing to honor their laudable efforts.
Through Devore's dedication to making the roads safer
for North Central Florida, he kept countless innocent people
from succumbing to an early death at the hands of an irre-
sponsible driver.
We can only hope that all officers strive to follow the ex-
ceptional example set by Devore.



Babies having babies


Word across the pond
reveals news of a
13-year-old who
became a father after his girl-
friend gave birth last Mon-
day.
According to British tab-
loid The Sun, Alfie Patten
and Chantelle Steadman (a
cougar-like 15-year-old),
conceived a baby girl after
engaging in one night of un-
protected sex.
Looks like the young Brits
were sleeping during sex ed.
Patten may be 13, but a
quick Google search reveals
the portrait of a child a good
decade away from his first
shave.
The latest on the situation
has other young men coming
out of the woodwork to claim
that they, not Patten, are the
true father of the baby.
While the Editorial Board
can't help but be impressed
by the young man's pre-
sumed sexual prowess, we


do harbor some concern for
the baby's well-being.
Not only does the couple
lack jobs, the Steadman fam-
ily's current financial situa-
tion includes living off the
country's equivalent of wel-
fare hardly the ideal situ-
ation considering the many
needs of a newborn.
It's great that Patten
seems to have embraced the
responsibility that comes
along with being a new dad,
but how does he expect to
provide diapers, formula and
clothes for his baby girl?
Let's be honest, a newly
minted teenager has no busi-
ness rearing a child. His skill-
set is much better suited for,
oh say, eating junk food and
watching television.
But seriously, will he even
graduate from high school
before his daughter's first
day of kindergarten?
At least they can always
share toys.


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SG online voting has dirty little secret


In 2007, UF students Tommy Jardon and Sam Miorelli,
both current leaders of the Orange and Blue Party,
started to renew efforts to make online voting the
norm for Student Government elections.
Their organization, Students for Online Voting
(SOLVe), needed to collect signatures of at least 10 per-
cent of the entire student body, which they did.
Then, according to the student constitution, they were
"guaranteed the right to submit initiatives and referen-
dums for ratification by the electorate." Specifically, the
proposed amendment for online voting had to pass ap-
proval by 60 percent of the UF electorate.
Yet, we're not voting online because SOLVe hit a snag
right before the referendum was placed on the spring
2008 ballot to be voted on by the students. The UF Su-
preme Court decided to review the constitutionality of the
proposed amendment. Guess what? Turns out voting on-
line, or voting any place outside of the privacy of a voting
booth is, gasp, illegal.
I was shocked, too. To think that my last absentee bal-
lot was suddenly unconstitutional made me sick to my
stomach. The UF Supreme Court's lone and courageous
dissenter, Justice John Campbell, argued that the court
lacked the authority to even review the constitutionality
of the referendum, and then for kicks went on to inform
his judicial colleagues that online voting had been ap-
proved for national presidential primaries.
Campbell's dissent wasn't enough. Jardon and Mi-
orelli's last hope was appealing to the vice president of
Student Affairs' office.
A committee was promised to look into the issue, and
was eventually delegated to what became a partisan group
of SG members. Needless to say, the committee wasn't in-


credibly productive.
So, Jardon and Miorelli sued.
They sued the UF administra-
tion, they sued SG and they sued
the UF Supreme Court. If a fake
court wouldn't follow the laws of
Matthew Christ logic and even legal precedence,
letters@alligator.org then hopefully a real one could.
What's wrong with online
voting? According to its dissent-
ers, first it was unsecure, prone to Internet hackers.
Next, online voting would supposedly lead to voter
coercion. But online voting, if ever allowed, would be ac-
cessed through a secure and encrypted server by use of a
voter's Gator ID and password, the same process we trust
for our grades and planning our course schedule. Privacy
wise, Georgetown, Penn State, Duke, FSU and a host of
other universities have not had privacy infringement is-
sues.
They've just seen higher voter turnout.
That's what's wrong with online voting. If ever al-
lowed, it would expand the electorate, making elections
inherently more fair. Dissenters to online voting don't
want to challenge the status quo. They, the Gator Party
or its newest quasi-iteration, the Unite Party, want to
win. They need the "I-Voted" stickers; they need bands
of easy-to-please pledges collecting those stickers, gently
reminding people who to vote for. They need a small elec-
torate. They need your apathy.
They get it; they just don't want you to. That's how you
win an election.
Matthew Christ is a political science freshman. His column
appears on Mondays.


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Letters to the Editor
Ads fuel body insecurities
I would like to follow up on the
letter about the Gainesville Health
and Fitness ad from last week. The at-
tention that has been brought to this
issue could not come at a better time.
In one week, UF will join other
universities, communities and indi-
viduals across the country to raise
awareness of the dangers of eating
disorders during National Eating
Disorders Awareness Week 2009.
According to the National Eating
Disorders Association, approximate-
ly 10 million women and 1 million
men are engaged in a life-and-death
battle every day with an eating dis-
order. These are serious illnesses, not
"choices" whose causes are multidi-
mensional and complex.
Ads like the one runby Gainesville
Health and Fitness feed into the in-
securities of both women and men.
They portray unrealistic standards
that are impossible to achieve. But
they do more than that, these types of
ads trick us into believing that when
we have a body like the one they
show, we will be happy.
Regardless of the product being
sold, the perfect body is equated with
absolute happiness. But I can tell you,
as I am sure the young woman who
wrote the original letter last week
can attest, that no matter how much
weight we lose, happiness does not
come with a number attached.
We have cultivated a society
that places an incredible amount
of importance on physical beauty
and thinness. Consequently, we see
people starving themselves and us-
ing compulsive measures to rid their
bodies of nourishment in their search
for "the perfect body." This vicious
cycle leads to feelings of inadequacy,
worthlessness and isolation that are
difficult to escape.
I commend the young woman
who has taken a stance against the
images and ideals we are confronted
with on a daily basis.
She eloquently illustrated how ads
like these can contribute to the devel-
opment of eating disorders, body
image issues and disordered eating
problems. The good news is that we
do have the power to change things.
We have the power to stand up to the
media, to corporations, to our friends
and to our families and say enough is
enough.
The beauty of being human is that
everyone is unique. We come in a va-
riety of shapes, sizes and colors.
It's time to celebrate the qualities
that make us unique, rejoice in our
diversity and find the beauty in each
of us.
Jennifer Goetz
4LS



Hygiene not cause of virus
An article appeared in your publi-
cation recently detailing the outbreak
of the norovirus in our house that I
felt warranted a response.
First of all, if you have ever been
to our house the first thing you will
notice is how beautiful and immacu-
late it is. Our staff takes great pride in
their work, from our housekeeper to
the chefs in our kitchen.
Our housekeeper has worked on
this campus for over 17 years and
is very meticulous in her work. The
bathrooms are cleaned daily with
bleach and she often scrubs the cor-
ners and floors with a toothbrush. You


can smell the cleanliness throughout
our house.
Our kitchen is inspected on a
quarterly basis by the Alachua Coun-
ty Health Department, and has al-
ways received an excellent review. I
would challenge anyone to question
the way that our kitchen is run from
the delivery, preparation and serving
of our food. We have two chefs that
are absolutely the very best and are
constantly aware of making sure that
their kitchen is clean and no contami-
nation occurs.
Due to their meticulous preventa-
tive measures, the spread of the no-
rovirus was in no way related to the
preparation of our food.
Your article stated that the kitchen
was given a "total cleandown." Once
again I would like to say that we
have one of the cleanest kitchens on
campus and it receives a total "clean-
down" every evening before the staff
goes home.
You mentioned in your article
that the virus could have come from
food brought into the house. All food,
besides fresh fruits and vegetables
(which are washed before they are
served), delivered to our house arrives
in either vacuum-sealed packages or
in boxes that have been sealed.
The outside vendors we use de-
liver to almost every single Gator
Dining facility as well as other Greek
houses here on campus. Food is not
delivered or brought into our kitchen
from any other sources.
The norovirus that hit our house
could have been contracted any-
where. It is passed from person-to-
person contact. We have many guests
that eat at our house on a daily basis.
This virus could have been intro-
duced into our house by any of these
visitors and then passed along very
quickly to our sisters.
Due to the quick response and co-
operation of our membership, as well
as our community, the virus was con-
tained and did not spread.
Sharon Stone
Delta Phi Epsilon House Director



DUI punishment more than fair
UF students who are academically
sanctioned for driving under the in-
fluence are generally only suspended
for one semester, a slap on the wrist
when put into perspective.
When my car was hit head on by
a UF student driving with a blood
alcohol content level of .156, or twice
the legal alcohol limit, I was the only
one incapable of going to school the
next day. Not only did this one single
invasive act put me in a coma for 11
days, it took me out of school for a
year, and left my friends and family
in the Shands ER waiting room where
they were prohibited from seeing me
because my mother did not want
them to witness what I looked like
when machines were breathing and
consuming food for me.
So when does a public school have
the right to judge someone's actions
outside of school?
When those actions put the pub-
lic, sometimes their own students,
at risk. You may pay to go to school
here right now, but I will forever pay
a price for another student's decision
to drink and drive.
With this in mind, please pay your
own tab and designate a driver.
Nicole Martingano
4LS


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It's OK to bullshit with strangers


eople have forgotten how to talk to each
other.
Instead, we argue. We mumble and avoid
eye contact, leaving out the most human parts of
communication.
Communication happens among people. It is a
give and take. Two different perspectives have the
glorious opportunity to cross paths and learn from
each other.
If the ability to speak separates us from lower
species, why do we disregard our blessing like the
crinkly, burnt French fry at the bottom of the Fry-
pod?
We don't converse. We talk at and over each
other. There is no listening, and there's zero com-
promise. Hollow small talk and battles for correct-
ness prevail.
You ask anyone how they're doing and they go
straight to their internal answering machines. They
mutter "good" or something equivalent in a tone
as humdrum as the Rev. Lovejoy from "The Simp-
sons."
We don't need to exchange "E! True Hollywood
Stories," but a little enthusiasm never hurt anyone.
I know everyone has crappy days even Mary
Poppins gets the flu but there has to be some
middle ground between robotic responses and un-
necessary traumatic anecdotes.
When we aren't piling useless fillers into our
spare time, we may actually engage someone on a
subject we care about. Unfortunately, discussions
among different points of view often turn ugly.
Someone disagrees with us, and we become ra-
bid dogs, backed into a corner. The only percep-
tible means of escape is to thrash through any rival
ideals, hopefully leaving a gang of like-minded
zombies in our wake.
The knee-jerk reaction to fight off the evil neo-
cons or the hell-bound pro-choicers comes too
naturally, and there's something seriously wrong
with that.
The loudest, most ardent voices are not right by
default. Correctness is subjective, and shouting in-
sults doesn't alter circumstance.
Democrat, Republican, pro- and anti-abortion


rights, affirmative ac-
tion opponent or pro-
ponent, Catholic, athe-
ist, pro- or anti-gay
marriage: Every one of
you is right, and every
one of you is wrong.
Adam Wynn Our ideals cannot ob-
letters@alligator.org struct our abilities to
reason, listen, learn
and grow.
Debate should lead to compromise, not to win-
ners and losers. "I told you so" won't fix a problem,
but practical strategy might have a shot.
Not everyone is an enemy or a lunatic. They can
talk, reason and analyze just like you. People are
worth talking to, so give them a shot.
Last Wednesday I was sitting at a table on the
Mother's patio waiting for a couple of my friends
to arrive. An older guy walks out of the bar clutch-
ing a mug. He started talking to the group of peo-
ple across from me, and they glared at him with
we-don't-know-you eyes. The conversation fizzled
immediately.
The same guy walked over to me with the same
conversation lead-in. He wasn't smashed, like I as-
sumed, not even close. I typically would have re-
acted as the other group did. Instead, I answered
him. Turns out he was a badass from Boston who
had done a million things during his life.
All he wanted to do was bullshit with someone
while he finished his cigarette.
I don't want a medal for talking to somebody. I
probably did it out of discomfort I was cornered
on the porch. Regardless, I enjoyed myself. I actu-
ally learned something from the bespectacled Bos-
tonian, and I'm happy about that.
Break the social trend of unsociability.
It may be convenient to cross campus with your
sunglasses on while your iPod blares and you ham-
mer away at your phone's QWERTY keyboard, but
it doesn't hurt to unplug, look up and smile for the
hell of it.
Others might even respond.
Adam Wynn is a journalism senior.






8, ALLIGATOR U MONDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2009


UPD saturation details to continue during semester


The University Police Depart-
ment handed out 127 written
warnings and citations Wednes-
day for crosswalk violations.
The crackdown was a result of
a saturation detail, a strategy in
which police assign many officers
to focus on a particular type of of-


fense.
The crackdown's purpose is
to focus on "the education and
enforcement of crosswalk viola-
tions," according to a press re-
lease.
Thirty-seven of the citations
were crosswalk related issues,


such as failing to yield to pedes-
trians, blocking crosswalks and
hindering traffic.
On Additionally, 22
Campus vehicle warnings
were given to drivers
who failed to yield to pedestrians,
blocked crosswalks, ran stop signs


and red lights, sped or drove in
the wrong direction on a one way
street.
Sixty-one bicyclists were
stopped for failing to yield to pe-
destrians, wearing headsets, rid-
ing the wrong way on a one-way
street, riding without hands or


having improper bike lights.
Saturation details will contin-
ue during the semester, accord-
ing to the release. The next detail
is scheduled for Feb. 25 and will
target lane change and passing
violations.
BRITTANY DAVIS


Women warned


to watch drinks

GROG, from page 1
happened on those nights should be made
carefully, because the symptoms of date
rape drugs are similar to those of heavy
drinking, Roller said.
Also, because the drug blocks memory,
the women may have received the drug
elsewhere and can only remember as far
back as Grog, he said.
"If this is true, it's really scary."
Lynn Frazier
Interim dean of UF's International Center

Members of NaviGators continue to at-
tend Grog on Wednesdays, Roller said.
UF's International Center, which co-
sponsors the organization, learned of the
incidents through Wednesday's e-mail and
is still investigating, said Lynn Frazier, in-
terim dean of the center.
UF Student Affairs plans to notify the
Gainesville Police Department Monday.
"If this is true, it's really scary," Frazier
said.


Bickering, mudslinging tempered debate discussion


DEBATE, from page 1


"In my home with my arm around my
keg."
Walch frequently referenced the word
"keg" or "beer" in his responses.
Keeping UF's libraries open 24 hours a
day was also a hot topic.
The Orange and Blue Party did not
support the idea, which was a main point
on the Progress Party's platform.
"Three hundred and fifty thousand
dollars a year," said Brandon White, trea-
surer candidate for the Orange and Blue
Party. "This is how much it costs to open


a library 24 hours a day for a year. We
cannot fund this."
Progress Party presidential candidate
Ben Dictor disagreed.
"Absolutely, this can be done," he
said. "To say 'It can't,' is pessimistic."
Bickering and mudslinging occasion-
ally ruffled up the flow of discussion
as candidates spoke on differing party
ideas.
"Jordan Johnson and the Unite Party
talk a good game about changing Stu-
dent Government, but the students know
better than that, because he is part of
the same old Gator Party, through and


UF alumna remembered as


CRASH, from page 1
ent places and she would just
be like, 'Hey, how ya doin', I'm
Lorin Maurer,' and, you know,
it would be on from then," he


said.
He said friends would get to-
gether every week at her house
and watch "The O.C." on FOX
and "Playmakers" on ESPN.
"It was pretty sad," he said.
"But we loved those shows at


through," McShera said.
Later on, Johnson called attention to
White, who criticized both Johnson and
Unite several times throughout the eve-
ning.
"Sen. White certainly has a differ-
ent opinion with my party than he did
two weeks ago when he came and inter-
viewed with my party," he said.
Meanwhile, Dictor expressed his irri-
tation at the arguing.
"Again the bickering, did you hear it?"
he said, while Walch replied via proverb.
"You don't stop a cock fight by adding
more cocks to the fight," he said.


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He said Maurer, who interned "It was just cool to meet those
with the University Athletic As- people and just see what they
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Walk to Campus 4Br/1.5Ba. Includes elect,
cable tv, & high speed internet. $350/mo
352-278-9347, www.lamanchacondos.com
3-6-35-1

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1/1 available NOW in a 2/2 apartment in
The Avenues, DIRECTLY ACROSS from
CAMPUS! 1 Block to Uiversity Ave, UF,
Midtown!*REDUCED RENT *Available fur-
nished or unfurnished, flexible lease dates.
Contact carrie20@ufl.edu 2-17-4-1

Beautiful Open Home 4/2 plus bonus apart-
ment on huge lot one mile to UF! Perfect for
family or professional student.
Available Now or Fall. Call 352-316-3344.
2-26-11-1

$465-Countryside 4/4 well-maintained con-
do. Includes all utilities, on routes 9 and 35,
individual leases. Call 352.514.3398. 3-5-
15-1

$425mo+elec Rockwood Villas 2 rooms avail
Summer A&B in 3BR/3BA,nicely furn,w/d
call(321)544-7494 msorensen@cfl.rr.com
3-16-21-1


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

LUXURY 212 ACROSS FROM UF!
Under 600/person! W/D
Pets welcome! Free Parking!
Open late and weekends!
371-7777 CollegeParkUF.com
4-22-08-72-2


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.


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



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




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



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



Fall in Love Now!
Rates starting at $329 per bedroom!
FREE Cable w/ HBO & Internet
W/D in each unit!*We love pets


*Ttlt
POLOS
3of Gai nesville
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
l'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


Waived Move-in Fees!: 372-8100
4-22-72-2 MUSEUM WALK
Gainesville's Best Kept Secret
Leasing for Fall & NOW!
Luxury 2/2 THs and 3/3 Flats
SF C F FREE Cbl FREE Tanning, REE Alarms
SWalk to UF *379-WALK


Boardwalk 4-22-72-2
THREE BLOCRI KS TO IIF


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



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



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



YOUR MOM...
...wants you to live here!
AMAZING DEALS!
1, 2, & 3 bdrms, W/D
Gated, Pet friendly,
Immediate Move-in Specials
(352)372-0400
4-22-72-2


2br/lba from $700
No Move-in Fees! Water included
Wood floors avail! Pets loved!
FREE Parking! 372-7111
4-22-08-72-2


LAKEWOOD VILLAS
Large 1, 2 & 3 bdrm Floor Plans;
Starting at $695
Furniture Packages Inc. Washer/Dryer;
Workout Rm, Tennis Court; Swimming Pool;
Sauna etc. Mon-Fri 9-6, Sat 10-3
700 SW 62nd Blvd 877-781-8314
www.lakewoodvilllas.com
4-22-08-72-2


SPYGLASS *
Individual Leases: Furniture Packages
Incl Washer/Dryer, FREE Hispeed Internet;
Rates start at $485
Every Unit is an End Unit
Mon-Fri 10-5:30, Sat 11-2
701 SW 62nd 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






10, ALLIGATOR U MONDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2009


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's are $490 person, Includes Cable &
Internet
Call Now 352-374-3866
4-22-08-72-2

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

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

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

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

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 andlor web editions
right thru our website!
Just go to
www.alligator.org/classifieds
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2 bed luxury condos for rent.
Granite tops, tall ceilings, private balcony,
super quiet construction. $1600/mo.
Call Eric Wild at 352-870-9453
4-22-72-2

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

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

1/1, Ridgeview, free water, next to park, on
the bus line, cent H/A, courtyard, 2 miles to
UF, convenient to shopping, no smoking, no
pets. $470 SD, $470/mo 562-2824 2-17-09-
60-2

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

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


SUN ISLAND
1BRs from $580 2BRs from $650
Sun Bay Sun Key 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. 2816W Univ Ave. $1500/mo now
or $1700/mo in fall. Can divide 3/2 for $1200/
mo. Pool svc extra376-6183, 352-327-2931
2-19-09-30-2
01 BR/1 BA w/lg STUDY Great Location*
lblk to UF/Shands Avail Now! Energy ef-
ficient, some utils. Very spacious, carpet,
decal park Prefer grad student/mature. $650.
postj@bellsouth.net 376-0080, 284-3873
2-27-09-36-2

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.
2-20-09-29-2

*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 blkfrom cam-
pus, attached to rental house w/separate en-
trance. 106 SW 12th St. $525/mo 339-2342
2-20-09-22-2

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

2BR WALK TO CLASS!
As low as $380/person!
Pets welcome, wood floor avail
Pool, Open late and weekends
371-0769 CollegeParkUF.com
4-22-09-59-2

WALK TO SANTA FE COLLEGE
2BR/2BA $750/mo til 7/31/09
3108 NW 79th Court 1 car garage
Union Properties 352-373-7578
www.rentgainesville.com 4-22-59-2

LARGE HOME NEAR UF
Nice home w/many upgrades
Ready now! 1789 SF Garage
Union Properties 352-373-7578
www.rentgainesville.com 4-22-59-2

HISTORIC HOMES
1-3BR apts + 2 houses 923 SE 4th St, 18
NE 10th St. High ceilings, porch, wood floors.
$500-$1100/mo. No dogs. 1st, last, sec. Call
378-3704, sallygville@aol.com 2-19-20-2

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

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


** Across From UF **

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

One month FREE!
Zero Redec Fee
1 & 2 BR single-story villas
starting from $529
Move in costs starting at $139
Close to Oaks Mall and Archer Road.
Pine Rush Villas 375-1519 4-22-09-59-2



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One month FREE!
Zero Redec Fee
1 & 2 BR flats starting from $599
Move in costs starting at $139
Two blocks south of Archer Rd. & 34th St
Homestead Apts. 376-0828 4-22-09-59-2

One month FREE! $189 Moves you in!
HUGE 2 & 3 BR single story villas
starting from $759
Close to Oaks Mall & Newberry Rd.
Ashton Square Villas 333-1120 4-22-09-
59-2

LARGE 2BR DUPLEX NEAR UF. Fenced
backyard, lots of privacy, W/D, screened porch
& extra large utility room. Only $500 deposit &
$725/mo. Call 352-372-3131. Location: 1710
SW 38th Terr. 4-22-09-58-2

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

1BR/1BA Next to UF Campus
W/D inc in unit. Small pet ok. Pool/exercise
room. $800/mo 352-378-5801 x 5 2-26-09-
15-2

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


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

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

GOT LATE NIGHT MUNCHIES?
Tropical Smoothie Cafe
NOW OPEN 24 HOURS
Come study with us Free WiFi
3345 SW 34th Street 2-17-10-2

*WALK 2 BLOCKS TO UF*
2b,lb 1 block MidTown 2 Car Decals,
WiFi-lnternet Washer & Dryer. Sm pet ok.
Jan-July 204 NW 18 St Manny 317 4408
2-18-09-10-2

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


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

$500 2BR/1.5BA TOWNHOUSE
UF, Shands area. Private parking & back-
yard; 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
4br 2ba, in SW Pool $1400
3br 2ba Rosemont $1350
3br2ba, nearUF $1200
3br 2ba condo $990
3br 2ba House SW $975
2br 2ba T-House $1000
2br 1 ba Timberway $675
1br lba Furnished $650
www.AndreeRealty.com
352-375-2900
2-18-7-2

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


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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 BA Across from Stadium
1912 NW 1stAve $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 BA for 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

2640 SW 31st PI Apt. A. Large 2BR 1 1/2
Bath updated 2 story apt. with WD hookup
and private fenced backyard in Phoenix apt.
$500 security deposit and $550/month. Wont
last long CALL 562-2782 or 514-6869 2-27-
10-2

Beautiful! Great location 2.5 miles to UF.
5BR/2.5BA newly renovated 2400 sq ft, 2
story, furnished kitchen, W/D, DW, hrdwd
firs, Ig lot. $1800/mo + utils. Available March
1st. Call 727-224-1288 2-27-09-10-2

2BR/2BA Luxury Town Hse 1600SF, ideal
for Grad Students, 4941 NW 1 PL, near UF
in Mills Pond, Energy Star rated, wired for
internet & Sec Sys, Ref, W&D, DW, Pool,
Tennis, Rec Ctr, no pets, util not incl, 2 mo
dep. req. $1000/mo. Avail 8/15/2009 Call
Rick Smith 954-895-8438/954-928-1507
2-20-09-5-2


DON'T WAIT

TO PLACE YOUR

SUBLEASE AD

Last spring semester

paper published on

April 22rd.


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


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

4/4 Apartment for $350 per month. Utilities,
cable, internet etc. all included with washer
and dryer. Large bedroom and closet.
Individual bathrooms. Three bus routes
directly to campus. 5 minute drive by car.
Multiple pools, basketball and tennis courts
on property. Lease through summer. For
more information call (813) 390-7761
2-20-5-3


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

Now you can easily
submit your classified ad
for print andlor web editions
right thru our website!
Just go to
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Visa and Mastercard accepted.

1 br w/pvt entrance avail in 2BR condo Cent
AC/H. 2 pools. Walk to UF. 375/mo
01BR 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 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 2-20-
09-16-4

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

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
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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 orSantaFe!
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







12, ALLIGATOR U MONDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2009


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

Mill Pond 2/2. Immaculate. Immediate occu-
pancy. Many upgrades. Across from GHFC.
$149,900. 561-628-2866 2-20-09-5-5


$77,900 $$
Nice condo. SW Large 2/2. 374-4216
ALSO 2/1 $66,900 2-20-09-5-5


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/
mattress. New, in box. $160 332-9899

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

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

BED- QUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mat-
tress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand
new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver.
$130 352-377-9846.4-22-72-6

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

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

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

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

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


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


CASH PAID FOR LAPTOP'S
Buy Sell Trade Any Condition
336-0075 www.pcrecycle.biz Joel 4-22-
08-72-7

COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS
Network specialists
We buy computers and laptops
Working and Non-working
378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street
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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


In


00000* SCOOTERS ******
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, Scooters, Accessories, and
Service.
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

2007 Schwinn Graduate 150cc scooter
for sale $2,000. Charcoal metallic color, 112
miles. Contact schwinn4sale@gmail.com for
more information. 2-27-10-11


FAST CASH FOR ALMOST ANY CARS 0
*Running or not!*
NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS
*Over 15 yr svc to UF students
OCall Don @ 215-7987 4-22-08-72-12

CARS CARS BuyOSellOTrade
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*****
000** SUN CITY AUTO SALES50000
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.
S2002 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. Green color. $6300. 352-
505-0711 or 352-392-7265, ungal@ufl.edu
2-19-09-5-12


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, dia-
monds, 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.

BE AN 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 2-16-09-74-13


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


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

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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

Are you tired of working more for less and
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!
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UF MEN'S BASKETBALL

Dawgs stun Gators
By MIKE DiFERDINANDO son.
Alligator Staff Writer It was their first victory of the


mdiferdinando@alligator.org

ATHENS, Ga. Georgia
forward Terrance Woodbury
hugged the ball with both arms
as he jumped up and down in the
Bulldogs student section, revel-
ing in one of the biggest upsets
of the Southeastern Conference
season.
Woodbury scored a game-
high 32 points as Georgia (10-15,
1-9 SEC) knocked off UF (19-6,
6-4 SEC) 88-86 on Saturday in
Athens.
The Gators have now lost
three of their last four games and
back-to-back games for the first
time all year.
Point guard Nick Calathes'
head fell into his hands while
cheerleaders waved flags at cen-
ter court.
It's happening all over again.
"Our backs are against the
wall," Calathes said. "It's back to
last year."
After playing their way into
the national rankings early last
season, the Gators unraveled
down the stretch, losing eight of
their last 11 SEC games.
The Bulldogs, who fired coach
Dennis Felton following their 83-
57 loss to the Gators back on Jan.
28, came into the game without a
win in conference play this sea-


2009 calendar year.
Calathes scored 16 points,
dished out 13 assists and came
within one rebound of a triple-
double.
"That doesn't mean anything
to me right now," Calathes said.
"We've got a loss against a team
we should have beaten."
For the first time in several
games, the sophomore had help
on the offensive end of the floor,
with four teammates scoring in
double figures.
But as it has been all season,
the Gators were betrayed by de-
fense.
The Bulldogs opened the
game with eight straight made
baskets and shot 69 percent in the
first half.
They finished the night going
57 percent from the field.
"You can't win when the
other team is shooting that per-
centage," said guard Walter
Hodge, who scored a team-high
22 points. "We have to play better
defense."
The Gators took their first lead
of the game with 8:06 to play fol-
lowing two Ray Shipman foul
shots.
But UF scored just 2 points in
the final five minutes of the game
SEE UPSET, PAGE 15


Georgia's Trey Tompkins shoots to put the Bulldogs up for good as UF's Alex Tyus defends during the sec-
ond half of the Gators' 88-86 loss against Georgia at Stegeman Coliseum on Saturday.


UF defense weak in loss


By KYLE MAISTRI
Alligator Staff Writer
kmaistri@alligator.org

ATHENS, Ga. Defense wins
championships or at least road
games against winless conference op-
ponents.
UF was unable to clamp down on
Georgia, which poured in jump shot
after jump shot in front of the home
crowd on its way to an 88-86 upset win
on Saturday.
The Bulldogs shot 69 percent in the
first half and burned down the nets
on their way to a 54-47 halftime lead.


Three days earlier, Georgia could only
muster 48 points in a blowout loss to
Tennessee.
"When you start to make shots, it
creates a different level of energy," UF
coach Billy Donovan said. "They made
their first couple shots, and I think what
happened is their confidence grew in
terms of their ability to shoot the bas-
ketball."
Confidence was all the Bulldogs
had to rely upon.
Coming into the matchup with UF,
Georgia was averaging a league-low
64.8 points per game and shooting 41
SEE DEFENSE, PAGE 15


Season in dour
ATHENS, Ga.
uring a timeout with 35 seconds left
in the UF-Georgia basketball game on
Saturday, the public address announc-
er at Stegeman Coliseum had a simple request.
He wanted fans to please refrain from running
onto the court, if they would be so kind.
Instead, Georgia forward Terrance Wood-
bury and center Albert Jackson went to them.
In a game where it seemed fans showed
up at halftime when they heard it wasn't a
20-point blowout in favor of the Gators, the
Bulldogs spread some love by earning their
first Southeastern Conference win, charging
into the student section and jumping for joy.
A shirtless Georgia fan had his chest signed
by members of the team. A mosh pit formed
around an ecstatic Jackson.
"It's a terrific day for Georgia and the kids
on this team," Bulldogs interim coach Pete
Herrmann said.
That might be a bit of an understatement.


bt after upset
Georgia is a mess

Bulldogs are using
an interim coach af-
ter firing Dennis Fel-
ton when they lost to
the Gators just three
Evan Drexler weeks ago. They
The Drex Factor struggled to draw
edrexlerl@alligator.org fans for this game
against a hated rival,
and the 10,000-seat
arena appeared bare-
ly half-full even at its peak Saturday. A chant
of "orange" and "blue" broke out in the sec-
ond half.
This is a program whose public address an-
nouncer deemed it necessary to remind previ-
ously joyless fans to stay off the court in case of
a lone SEC victory.
SEE HOOPS, PAGE 15


SWe've got tons more coverage of UF sports
online, including results from Gators gymnas-
tics, softball, tennis, golf and track and field.
There's also Santa Fe College baseball and
softball updates, all at alligatorSports.org.


This week's top UF men's basketball
players, as voted on by the alligator-
Sports staff.
1. Nick Calathes
2. Walter Hodge
3. Alex Tyus


POL QUSTIO


Today's question: Will the UF men's basketball
team's loss at Georgia keep them from the
NCAA Tournament?
Previous question: Should Nick Calathes
jump to the NBA after this year? (see right for
results)


Percent (Votes)
77% (63)
23% (19)
82 TOTAL VOTES







MONDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2009 U ALLIGATOR, 15

UF WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

Gators score season-low 53 points in loss to Tigers


By CHRISTOPHER YAZBEC
Alligator Writer
cyazbec@alligator.org

LSU's defense slowed down UF
and may have cost the Gators a lot
more Sunday.
The Tigers (13-9, 6-4 Southeast-
ern Conference), who have the best
scoring defense in the SEC and al-
low fewer than 53 points per game,
held No. 9 UF to a season-low point
total and gave the Gators (22-4, 8-3
SEC) their second consecutive loss
by a 66-47 score in Baton Rouge,
La.
LSU also put a damper on UF's
SEC regular-season title hopes. The
Gators now trail Auburn by two
games and Vanderbilt by one with
three to play.
"We play in the best league in the
country, and you've got to come on
someone else's home floor not with
your best game, but the best game
that you've played all year," UF
coach Amanda Butler said. "Espe-
cially when you've had a little suc-
cess and the target on your back's a
little bit bigger. And we're just not
understanding that."
Sunday marked the first time
this season UF has lost back-to-back
games.
The Tigers held the Gators to
just 32 percent shooting, forced 20
turnovers and recorded 14 steals.
UF, which came up 14 points
short of its previous lowest season
output, was averaging nearly 76
points per game before the trip to
Baton Rouge.
The Gators were 1 for 12 shoot-
ing from 3-point range, and Steffi


Sorensen's streak of consecutive
games with a three ended at 20.
Even when UF wasn't being
defended on free throws it
struggled to convert. The Gators
went just 12 of 22 from the line.
"You know there's going to be
nights when you don't hit threes,"
Butler said. "That's something that
you accept. But the free-throw line
is not guarded, and the free-throw
line is an area where we've excelled.
It just shows mental weakness."
UF started the game shooting 1
of 12 and trailed 16-2 at the 10:38
mark.
Despite going 0 for 6 from down-
town in the first half and shooting
just 24 percent from the field, UF
only trailed by 11 at halftime.
The Gators got within 8 on three
separate occasions in the second
half but could never close the gap
any further.
UF could not stop LSU guard
Allison Hightower, who torched
the Gators with 21 points, many
of which came off steals and fast-
breaks she started.
Marshae Dotson allowed UF
to hang around in the second half,
adding 15 points and 10 rebounds,
but the Gators got little production
elsewhere.
"Our post players really let us
down in the first half because I felt
like we got good looks and just re-
ally didn't play with any toughness
at all," Butler said.
UF fell victim to its toughest
stretch of the season, going 1-2
against Tennessee, LSU and Van-
derbilt.
For Butler, it's obvious what the


AP Photo
LSU guard Allison Hightower gets a hand on the ball to block a shot by UF guard Lonnika Thompson dur-
ing the first half of the Gators' 66-47 loss to LSU in Baton Rouge, La., on Sunday.
reason is for their poor play. the game, inside-out, mentally or got a problem."
"Not a tough performance in physically. A radio broadcast contributed to
any regard," Butler said. "We're "When the other team exceeds this report.
not playing tough in any aspect of your toughness level, then you've


Donovan decides against calling late timeout


UPSET, from page 14
and converted on only one of its final
six possessions.
With the Gators down 2 and the
clock inside of 16 seconds, guard Er-
ving Walker grabbed a rebound and
raced down the court.
The freshman frantically dribbled,
looking for an open man, but settled
for a leaning jump shot over two de-


fenders with four seconds left.
The ball flew off the rim, and the
game fell out of reach.
"Erving got caught
with the ball, and I
Men's think what you want
Basketball to do in that situation is
give it up and quickly
pass it," Donovan said.
"He probably held on to it a little
too long, and I think it's going to be a


good lesson for him on the film how
to make a play there."
Donovan had a timeout left in his
pocket but decided against using it.
"I've been in situations where you
call a timeout, and you don't get a
great shot up, and playing in transi-
tion is better," Donovan said.
"I've always felt with our team,
the best thing we do is play in transi-
tion."


Mental mistakes on defense costly to Gators


DEFENSE, from page 14
percent from the floor as well as 32 percent from the 3-point
line, good for last and ninth in the conference, respectively.
When Erving Walker's final jump shot bounced off the
rim and sealed the Bulldogs' first SEC victory, the score-
board showed that the Gators allowed their opponent to
shoot 57 percent from the field.
"Every SEC team is going to play above their level," UF
guard Nick Calathes said. "They were hungry, they wanted
a win and they got the win."
Georgia forward Terrance Woodbury set the tone ear-
ly and led the charge in exploiting UF's defense, which is
ranked 10th in the SEC in both field goal and 3-point per-
centages allowed.
The Bulldogs' senior leader connected on his first eight
shots and also dumped in 20 points by halftime. Woodbury,
who came into the contest shooting 39 percent from the field
and 29 percent from 3-point range, converted seven of his 10
shots from deep and scored a game-high 32 points.
Donovan described Woodbury as a "streaky player" and
hinted he didn't expect that type of performance when he
watched the forward on tape.


Both Donovan and UF guard Walter Hodge, who led the
Gators with 22 points, said the team played well on offense
but couldn't defend well enough to win. Though Hodge
pointed to the Bulldogs' ability to spread the court as the
main reason for their success, Donovan was displeased with
his team's mental mistakes on defense.

"Every SEC team is going to play above their
level."
Nick Calathes
UF sophomore guard


With 7:14 remaining and UF up by 3 points, Calathes
was called for a foul while attempting to trap Woodbury in
the backcourt, resulting in two made free throws and put-
ting Georgia in the bonus for the rest of the game.
Just 17 seconds later, forward Dan Wemer was called for
an over-the-back foul on Howard Thompkins, giving the
Bulldogs two more free throws and a 1-point lead.
"The balance between maintaining the level of aggres-
siveness and maintaining the level of discipline is a balance
we're still trying to figure out," Donovan said.


EVAN, from page 14
It was a delightful scene, really. Barking fans finally
got repaid for their loyalty. An entire conference sea-
son's worth of frustration rolled right off the backs of
Georgia players.
But now that frustration weighs heavy on UF, and
the Gators' season is in doubt after a loss that should
never have been, a loss that could spiral their year out
of control. The team has lost two straight games for the
first time all season. UF has just two conference victories
on the road. At a time when tournament resumes start
getting dissected, bracket makers might find the Gators
empty inside.
The craziest part of the Gators' three losses in their
last four games is that they've all been decided in last-
minute situations. If Chandler Parsons hits one free
throw against South Carolina on Jan. 21, if Kentucky's
Jodie Meeks doesn't drain a falling-away 3-pointer on
Tuesday and if UF finds a way to sink a basket in the
waning seconds Saturday, this team could have one
conference loss and a berth in the NCAA Tournament
locked up.
Saturday brought a loss that shouldn't have been.
But the Gators can't let two straight heart-crushing de-
feats bring them down. Last season, UF lost four of its
first five games in February, then lost in the first round
of the SEC Tournament and faded into NIT obscurity.
UF coach Billy Donovan said after the game he isn't
worried about the team's confidence, but after a defeat
like this, it might be time to worry.
Half an hour after the game had ended, Stegeman
Coliseum was empty of fans. They might forget about
this game in one week or maybe even one day.
But if UF forgets the sting of this loss to Georgia in
one week, and if UF is not worried now, an NCAA
Tournament bid will elude the Gators again.




16, ALLIGATOR U MONDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2009


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