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VOLUME 102 ISSUE 104


TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2009


NATIONAL

Cable providers delay digital switch


By HUNTER SIZEMORE
Alligator Writer
jhsizemore@alligator.org

Maurice watches TV at Safety Cab
headquarters, a Gainesville taxi com-
pany, in between dispatching drivers.
He picks up three, sometimes four,
channels through the antenna that sits
on top of the set.
But by June 12 there won't be any
signal.
Today would have been the initial
date for the transition from analog to
digital, but the mandatory switch was
pushed back three months. Networks
can switch today if they choose, requir-


"The switch will provide a uni-
formity of quality."
Mike Giampietro
Cox general manager

ing people who want to continue to
watch their old TVs to buy a converter
or switch to cable.
The least expensive converter on
Radio Shack's Web site is $60. To help
with the switch, the Bush administra-
tion set up a $40 coupon program, but
the program, which ran out of money,
has a waiting list now millions long.
The switch from analog to digital


signal will free up parts of the broad-
cast spectrum, some of which will be
auctioned to wireless Internet compa-
nies, according to a government Web
site. Emergency services will also use
the new space to communicate.
"The switch will provide a unifor-
mity of quality," said Mike Giampietro,
general manager at Cox Communica-
tions.
But Maurice, who did not give a last
name, is skeptical of the switch.
"They say they're doing us a favor,"
Maurice said. "But it's really about the
money."
Safety Cab may get cable, but they
SEE ANALOG, PAGE 5


Alex Tyus (right),
Kenny Kadji, Allan
Chaney and Eloy Var-
gas have been trying
to pick up the slack
left by the departure
of former Gators
forward Marreese
Speights to the NBA
after last season.
See Story, Page 16.


Clinton warns North Korea against missile launch
TOKYO (AP) U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clin-
ton says a possible missile launch hinted at by North Korea should
not be carried out.
Clinton, in Japan on her first trip abroad in her new position,
said Tuesday that such a launch would hurt relations. "The pos-
sible missile launch that North Korea is talking about would be
very unhelpful," she said in a news conference.
On Monday, the 67th birthday of North Korean leader Kim
Jong II, Pyongyang claimed it has the right to "space develop-
ment" a term it has used previously to disguise a missile test
as a satellite launch.


To learn
about Student
Government
party platforms
in time for the
upcoming
election, see
Page 5.


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Parties on the Plaza
Maryam Laguna, Unite Party candidate for Student Body treasurer, discusses how she would allocate the Stu-
dent Senate budget if her party were elected while opponent Brandon White listens during a debate on Turling-
ton Plaza Monday afternoon. See story on page 5.


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two locals

* THE CRASH INVOLVED EIGHT VEHICLES.

By THOMAS STEWART
Alligator Staff Writer
tstewart@a Iligator org

The life of UF student Shannon Kane, 22, was cut
short early Monday morning in a traffic accident on
1-75 involving eight vehicles in north Marion County,
south of Gainesville.
Kane was a graduate teaching assistant for UF's
bands and working on her master's degree in wind
conducting. She was also the director of the UF wom-
en's volleyball pep band. She earned her bachelor's
degree from Syracuse University.
Susana Cruz, 52, the mother of a UF student, also
died in the crash, said UF spokesman Steve Orlando.
There were no other deaths or serious injuries, accord-
ing to officials.
The accident began around 5:40 a.m. when the
driver of a 2000 Ford F-150 lost control
Local and crashed into the median, causing six
News other vehicles to crash, according to the
Florida Highway Patrol crash report.
Kane, originally a passenger in one
of the vehicles involved, was killed when she was
knocked off the interstate's overpass by a vehicle that
struck the vehicle she was standing next to, pushing
her onto a car traveling below on State Road 326.
Cruz, driving a 2007 Toyota, struck the initial ve-
hicle that crashed into the median and was then struck
from behind by another vehicle. She was ejected 100
to 150 feet from her car, said Heather Danenhower, a
spokeswoman for Marion County Fire Rescue. Cruz's
car then caught fire, Danenhower said. Both women
were taken to Shands at UF where they were later pro-
nounced dead. The 1-75 southbound lane was dosed
for about five hours after the accident.
An e-mail sent to music students Monday by UF
assistant professor John Watkins stated that Kane's
boyfriend, Michael Ubbens, was in the car with Kane
at the time of the crash. Watkins told students that re-
hearsals and concerts for UF's bands have been can-
celed for the week and funeral services are planned for
later this week in Kane's hometown of Saylorsburg,
Penn. Counseling will be available on Wednesday at
1:55 p.m. at the Steinbrenner Band Hall, he wrote.
Katelyn Bailey, a UF health education junior, said
she will remember Kane's infectious smile.
"Every time you saw her she was always smiling,
just radiating," she said.
"It really is true; the good die young," she said.
"She was very undeserving of that kind of death."


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News Today


WHAT'S HAPPENING
First Annual Black History
Month Bowling Tournament
Today, 7 p.m.
Reitz Union Game Room
Co-sponsored by VISA.

Red Cross Gators Meeting
Wednesday, Feb. 18, 7 p.m.
Anderson 101
The group will discuss up-
coming events during March
(American Red Cross Month),
and directors from the lo-
cal chapter will be on hand
to elaborate on activities
planned. All interested stu-
dents are welcome to attend
and learn more about the or-
ganization and volunteering.

Got something going on?
And want to post it in this
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kbjornsen@alligator.org with
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STATE
Authorities scale back
search for missing Fla. girl
SATSUMA, Fla. (AP) Au-
thorities have scaled back their
search for a missing 5-year-old
girl who vanished from her home
last week and a volunteer search
group has been dismantled.
Putnam County Sheriff's of-
ficials said they sent about 50 of-
ficers Monday to a wooded area
that had not previously been
searched after receiving a tip on
Haleigh Cummings' disappear-
ance, but nothing was found.
That agency has since scaled
back and will now search in stra-
tegic places if they receive tips,
saying searching the same areas
repeatedly is not feasible.
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Man accused of impersonating police,
By KATIE EM METS have sex with him for money, he showed her and the escort left, the report stated.
Alligator Writer a police badge that said GPD and told the According to the report,
kemmets@alligator.org woman he was a police officer, the arrest at the time of his arrest, he
report stated. told officers he had not
A man allegedly impersonating a police According to the report, Keith told the hired or called an escort
officer was arrested after he was accused escort that she was not allowed to leave and service in a long time and
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After the escort told Keith she would not about the escort business, Keith fell asleep phone last week, asked for him by name and


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accused him of impersonating a GPD officer
to keep her in the house against her will.
He told police that he didn't know what
the escort was talking about and was un-
aware as to how she got his number or knew
his name, the report stated.
Keith also couldn't explain how the
woman was able to describe his appearance
and identify him from a photo lineup.
Keith was charged with false imprison-
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STUDENT GOVERNMENT

SG sees huge increase in requests for absentee ballots


By TYLER RUTSTEIN
Alligator Contributing Writer


This semester's Student Gov-
ernment elections made history on
Friday, and the votes haven't even
been cast yet.
According to Supervisor of Elec-
tions Dan Siegel, more than 90 ab-
sentee ballots were requested, the
most in SG history. Last year there
were fewer than 10, he said.


Siegel credited the large spike in
absentee ballot requests to the large
number of parties competing in the
election.
"This is the most competitive
election in Student Government his-
tory with four parties," Siegel said.
Sen. Sam Miorelli said the Or-
ange and Blue Party pushed the ab-
sentee ballot because one of its can-
didates, Molly Flynn, is a pharmacy
student at Jacksonville's satellite UF
campus.


"This is the most com-
petitive election in Student
Government history with
four parties."
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Flynn campaigned to get stu-
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Frank Bracco, its president, said ab-
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more people involved in student
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To combat youth violence in Gaines-
ville, the National Organization of Black
Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE)
is partnering with the Gainesville Po-
lice Department and the State Attor-
ney's Office.
The three organizations will apply
for juvenile violence grants, host youth
town hall meetings and try to get lo-
cals involved in decreasing juvenile
violence rates, according to a NOBLE
release.
The organization will kick off the
partnership with a
Local meeting March 4, said
NeWS training coordinator
Pamela Chapman.
"Instead of adults talking at the
youth, telling them what to do, the
youth will be telling the adults what
they think the problems are," Chap-
man said.
She said community leaders and
concerned Gainesville citizens, includ-
ing children, will meet to discuss juve-
nile violence and strategies for inter-
vention.
NOBLE previously met in five cit-
ies and compiled recommendations for
addressing youth violence.
NOBLE National President Joseph
McMillan said that communities must
brainstorm new ideas to address youth
violence.
"This partnership highlights NO-
BLE's ongoing efforts to reduce juve-
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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2009 U ALLIGATOR, 5


Progress touts


transparent SG


By CHELSEA KEENAN
Alligator Writer

The Progress Party's interactive platform has been avail-
able since Wednesday, allowing students to view and rank
its key points online.
Once students view the party's stance on issues such as
a 24-hour library, expanded recycling efforts and available
Senate records in order to produce a more transparent Stu-
dent Government, they can give the issues a ranking from
one star to five stars.
"To be able to go online and see everything is encourag-
ing students to participate in Student Government in ways
we haven't seen in the past," said Eric
Student Conrad, the party's communications di-
Government rector.
Conrad said in order to compile the
platform, party members surveyed students around campus
to unearth issues important to UF's Student Body.
Collected answers were added to ideas given by the par-
ty's Senate candidates before the eight-prong platform was
finalized.
"We've got the best from all the parties," Conrad said,
referring to the party's ticket, which carries candidates from
the Gator Party and the Orange and Blue Party, as well as
those who have never been involved with Student Govern-
ment before. "Our platform is one of our strongest assets."
Conrad added that one factor distinguishes the Progress
Emily Fuggetta/ Alligator Party's platform from its opponents' ideas.
Propagating Protection "What matters is that we'll make an effort," he said,
English junior Whitney Green, left, and psychology freshman Rocio Lopez pass out condoms for VOX: "rather than just bringing an issue up during the election
Voices for Planned Parenthood in Turlington Plaza on Monday as part of National Condom Week. cycle."
Conrad said other ideas the party plans to pursue are
modernizing SG's bike repair services and obtaining student
input on how money is spent on Reitz Union affairs.
The platform can be found on the party's Web site at
www.progressuf.com.

STUDENT GOVERNMENT

Unite Party declares student concerns No. I priority


By CHELSEA KEENAN
Alligator Writer

The Unite Party posted its
platform online Monday night.
The platform, which has 15
points, addresses issues such as
building a sustainable campus,
parking problems and strenuous
textbook costs.
"We have very innovative, cool
ideas that will definitely make a


difference on campus," said Ash-
ton Charles, party spokeswoman.
"A lot of ideas are recycled every
election."
Some key ideas include add-
ing motion sensors to dorm hall-
ways and common areas to save
energy, increasing the use of on-
line class materials and creating
a parking garage solely for stu-
dents.
Charles said the Unite Party


"We wanted to see what
students were really con-
cerned with."
Ashton Charles
Unite Party spokeswoman


plans to take $2 from every park-
ing ticket in order to pay for the
new garage.
According to Charles, the par-


ty spent six hours a day for three
days on the Reitz Union Colon-
nade gathering student input on
white boards before talking ideas
over with Senate candidates and
completing the platform.
"We wanted to see what stu-
dents were really concerned
with," she said.
She also added that Unite Par-
ty presidential candidate Jordan
Johnson, who is currently SG Sen-


ate president, has already started
working with some people to get
the ball rolling.
"These are tangible things that
can be accomplished," she said.
In addition to the 15 key
points, Charles said the party
will develop college-specific plat-
forms in the coming days.
The platform can be viewed
online at the party's Web site,
www.uniteparty.com.


Orange and Blue focuses on sustainability, 'Rally in Tally'


* THE PLATFORM ADDRESSES
EIGHT THEMES.

By CHELSEA KEENAN
Alligator Writer

The Orange and Blue Party released its
platform online Monday night. It addresses
eight themes, including sustainability, free
printing and transportation.
"We think we brought the best candidates,
who really sat down and pounded out inno-


vative ideas," said Mark McShera, the party's
candidate for Student Body president.
McShera said one of the biggest issues on
the platform is the "Rally in Tally," which
will happen in March.
Party members plan to bring a group of
students to the state capitol in order to lobby
for a "fully funded university," despite the
budget cuts.
"We need to mobilize students," McShera
said.
According to McShera the platform's


points came from Senate candidates as well
as party leaders. However, Senate candidates
were encouraged to talk to their student con-
stituents in order to get a
Student sense of other needs that
Government may have been unful-
filled in the past.
McShera said candidates came up with
ideas after speaking with constituents and
friends, such as creating a scooter repair cen-
ter on campus similar to that of the campus
bike repair.


McShera hopes the ideas on the Orange
and Blue Party platform will interest stu-
dents and push them to the polls. He ex-
plained how on-campus turnout can have a
larger impact.
"An increase in student involvement in
Student Government means they are more
likely to vote in local elections and national
elections," he said.
The platform can be found on the party's
Web site, http://www.orangeandblueparty.
com.


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and they keep sending us more," News will give the Fed-
he said. eral Communications Commis-
After today, no channels will sion time to fix any problems.


well thought out, Isom said.
Some channels, such as the lo-
cal Public Broadcasting System,
will wait until June 12 to switch
to analog.


tors receive us through over-the-
air signal," said Larry Dankner,
general manager of WRUF.
"We're trying to maintain uni-
versal service."


probably won't buy the digital
converter, he said.
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6, ALLIGATOR U TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2009

Editorial

Testing Turmoil

High school athletes no

longer face drug screens
As economic woes ravage Florida, cutbacks in the
state's public school system abound.
From teachers losing their jobs to the elimination
of enrichment programs, the effects of the financial crisis
have hit the Sunshine State hard.
The latest to receive the axe? Florida's pilot anti-steroid
program for high school athletes.
According to a Gainesville Sun article, state officials blame
the economy for having to eliminate the randomly adminis-
tered testing.
The program cost the state $100,000 per year because of
the steep price of $166 per test all to find one athlete guilty
of abusing performance-enhancing drugs.
In the wake of Alex Rodriguez's steroid admission as well
as undeniable suspicion surrounding other athletes, the Edi-
torial Board is not quick to dismiss the importance of random
steroid testing for high school athletes.
Students in their mid-teens are highly impressionable
individuals who may have no qualms justifying steroid use
after seeing star athletes in professional baseball who made
using the drug almost commonplace.
While only one high school student was caught using ste-
roids, who knows how many others were deterred solely due
to the risk of being randomly subjected to testing?
We realize that the state of Florida is strapped for cash
and that any available funds should be directed into the
classroom.
But don't think for a second that a fringe college prospect
won't entertain thoughts of subjecting his body to steroids as
a potential athletic scholarship hangs in the balance.


Thanks but no thanks


Another week and,
sigh, another case of
a ridiculous crime
being committed on the
mean streets of Gainesville.
After being turned down
by an escort when inquiring
about the cost of having sex,
one local man pretended to
be a police officer, even go-
ing as far as to wave a badge
in the woman's face.
The would-be john
flashed credentials similar
to ones used by local law
enforcement and informed
the woman that more police
were waiting on the street.
What ensued was an
hour-and-a-half-long im-
prisonment that featured
the "cop" asking the escort a
series of questions about her
line of work before he finally
fell asleep.
Escorts around the area
can now breath a deep sigh


of relief, as this pathetic per-
petrator currently calls Ala-
chua County jail home.
The Editorial Board
thinks that impersonating a
police officer is nothing to
kid around about.
The escort was put into a
rather precarious situation,
but fortunately walked away
without suffering any physi-
cal harm.
While her line of work
may not be the most whole-
some way to earn a living,
we applaud the woman for
not giving into his demands
and turning her charade into
an illegal activity.
What we find most hilari-
ous is the fact that the man
engaged the escort in an "in-
terview" of sorts to gather
information about her pro-
fession.
Maybe he's just a big fan
of "Frost/Nixon."


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Column

No chance for Enron 2.0 under Obama


T he Enron-aissance may finally be over.
When Enron exploded in late 2001, the news
media descended upon Houston to pick clean the
carcass of a wholly despicable entity.
Somebody made a documentary that got some criti-
cal acclaim and every news channel sent reporters to
Texas to interview "regular folks" who lost their jobs
and their pensions.
A small group of top officials got creampuff sentenc-
es in white-collar penal resorts, and the big boss of the
company went ahead and died on a ski trip to Aspen
while awaiting trial.
False profit statements pasted over huge hidden
debts were only the most visible of Enron's many finan-
cial crimes.
The culture of corruption in that corporation spread
much further than some cooked books. Enron was only
a symptom of the sickness.
Having discarded that one bad apple, we decided to
just turn around and pretend that everything was all
better.
More worried about Sept. 11 and the impending war,
the American system could not handle cleaning up a
mess that obviously extended far beyond just one com-
pany and their "rogue traders."
Those traders scurried to the shelter of the banking
system, where crazy and barely ethical schemes became
as commonplace as expensive suits and erectile dys-
function.
The old white guys at the top of the game cashed
their checks and walked away from the smoldering fire
- but not until after they lit their cigars.
This year, "60 Minutes" and "Frontline" explored the
Enron-aissance as it seeped into every part of American


life and eventually poisoned the
entire world.
In 2006, the total global output
of all nations was $47 trillion. The
total of all stock and bond markets
was $117 trillion but the deriva-
Tommy Maple tive markets were dealing with
letters@alligator.org $473 trillion.
Keep in mind that America
spearheads this insane growth
while fighting wars on two fronts.
Every aspect of this blooming flower of fraud was
unprecedented in history.
Maybe it felt good to pretend that we all had a chunk
of that fake money in our own bank accounts, but real-
ity had to intervene at some point in the near future.
Enter President Obama.
Among the clattering responses to the colossal
spending plan Obama will sign into law today is an
important clause limiting executive pay at companies
that accept bailout money.
These limits will include deep cuts to the shameless
bonuses that CEOs and VPs have used to siphon off mil-
lions of dollars in essentially stolen money.
Many in the media are worrying about how a
$500,000 limit on executive salary will drive top execu-
tives to competing world markets, where their "talents"
allow them to entertain offers in the tens of millions.
But really, these spineless individuals have spear-
headed our descent into an Enron-aissance of corrup-
tion and twisted capitalism into an empty charade. Can
we afford to give them anything more?
Tommy Maple is an international communications
graduate student. His column appears on Tuesdays.


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Column


Obama needs to convert platform to policy


Letters to the Editor
Drugging concerns belittled
Monday's article titled, "Wom-
en drugged in bar" belittles the is-
sue of how completely disgusting
it is to drug anyone in an effort
to make them unaware of their
actions and have no memory of
what has happened to them.
Using a Grog security guard's
estimation of the instance of drug-
ging short-changes the issue, as if
it is not important enough to get
information from a more autho-
rized source. The security guard is
surely not on duty every night of
the week, nor is he notified every
time a drugging has occurred.
Assuming the guard is a quali-
fied source of information, Hunt-
er Sizemore writes that drugging
is uncommon in Gainesville bars,
meaning the guard hears of a case
every six months. Again, this
reporting understates the sicken-
ing act of drugging someone by
implying that somehow drug-
ging only every six months is ac-
ceptable or even good, when it is
never acceptable behavior.
Leah Greenblum
4LS


he first 100 days of a new presidency
are supposedly a telling period, a
unique window of time in which a
president can enact big change. It's a com-
pletely arbitrary deadline, devoid of any real
significance, but it has become conventional
wisdom nonetheless. Why do we accept this
absurd notion that only in the shell-shocked
aftermath of an election can meaningful
policy be shoved through our cantankerous
political system?
Presidential terms are four years long.
That's 1,461 days. What do we expect Presi-
dent Barack Obama to do for the final 1,361,
learn to fiddle? I suppose he could follow
former President George W. Bush's lead and
start a war or two to maintain relevance.
This obsession with the first 100 days is
closely linked to another stale bit of Washing-
ton lingo, the concept of political capital.
"Obama looks to cash in political capital,"
blared the headline on CNN's Political Tick-
er. The author's shrewd analysis followed:
"President Barack Obama, who arguably
won a large chunk of political capital in the
2008 election, is now looking to cash in as he
urges Congress to pass a massive economic
stimulus package."
Such descriptions treat political capital
like a pile of poker chips. It's a finite stash -
spend it wisely because when it's depleted,
the game becomes pretty difficult to win.
This oversimplification ignores those pres-
idents who have enacted serious, substantive
policy well into their tenures, after the evapo-
ration of their supposed political capital. We


should view political
capital as something
more elusive and less
ephemeral than the
spoils of victory. Per-
haps political capital
Jake Miller is simply a president's
letters@alligator.org ability to mobilize the
country behind an
agenda. In this sense,
it's not necessarily how many legislators
want to work with you, but rather how many
people want legislators to work with you.
The most effective presidents, executives like
Reagan and FDR, sustained their political
capital by bringing the people with them to
Congress, not vice versa.
If this is the template of an effective presi-
dency, one that successfully converts plat-
form into policy, then we may be witnessing
the beginning of a hugely effective presiden-
cy, and the dawn of some truly monumental
shifts in our political landscape.
The last two weeks have offered two main
lessons: Americans largely trust Obama to do
the right thing, and Republicans will be hard
pressed to stop him.
When the stimulus package was origi-
nally introduced, the Republican talking-
point-machine exploded. Congressional Re-
publicans, fueled by Rush Limbaugh and his
ditto-heads, pulled their criticisms straight
out of 1980, deriding the stimulus bill as a
"liberal wish-list" filled with "wasteful Wash-
ington spending." Never mind that stimulus
without spending is technically impossible


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- they had their sound byte, and they were
running with it.
Analysts and jittery Democrats fretted
that Obama was "losing control of the mes-
sage," and many wondered if our new presi-
dent knew how to play hardball. Obama,
serene as usual, bypassed the Washington
echo chamber and took his case directly to
the people. He explained his recovery pack-
age at a prime-time press conference and
several town hall meetings thereafter, calmly
brushing aside any criticism of the plan and
reminding Americans that this recession is
real and growing but solvable.
In the end, only three Republican senators
supported the president's recovery package.
Yet as it turned out, that was all he needed.
The bill will be signed into law today. For Re-
publicans, this must have been a startling re-
alization that Obama can do so much with
the consent of so few.
Through it all, the president's approval
ratings have remained unchanged, hovering
in the 60s and 70s and providing him with
ample clout for the months to come. Repub-
licans in Congress, meanwhile, are mired in
the 30s where they started. In other words,
"Just say no" may not be the right answer.
I'm sure they'll keep looking.
In the meantime, they may find them-
selves hoping that Obama's political capital
is an expendable sum and not a sustainable
quality. Because if he can sustain it, they're
screwed.
Jake Miller is a political science and anthro-
pology senior. His column appears weekly.


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8, ALLIGATOR 0 TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2009


Inside


Greetings Gators!
Our student
athletes here at
the University of
Florida are not
only dedicated to
their sport(s), but
also participate in
many events that
Rew Woodruff
benefit children Re W dr
in the community
each year. There are a handful of large
University Athletic Association (UAA)
events throughout the year, as well as
regular weekly events.
One of the larger annual events
includes a Field Day in April when
elementary students have the opportu-
nity to come to campus to play games
with the athletes.
Another large event is "Climb for
Cancer," which occurs each October.
Children and adolescents who either
suffer from or have survived cancer
come with their families to campus and
literally play sports with our student
athletes for "Climb for Cancer." This
past October, we had more than 100
athletes interacting with approximately
75 young people for a few hours in the
morning, and the event was capped off
with a pizza lunch.
Just before the December holiday
break each year, student athletes and
coaches participate in the "Gator
Tracks" program. We gather monetary
and/or shoe donations to provide a new
pair of athletic shoes to needy elemen-
tary school children. This past fall,
we brightened the holidays for 550 kids.
Our weekly events range from play-
ing games and chatting with seriously
ill patients in the Shands pediatric unit
to visiting local elementary schools to
read or play sports with the children.
UAA and the individual student
athletes are proud to interact with and
help brighten the lives of many chil-
dren in our community each year.
Rew Woodruff
Life Skills Coordinator/Career
Counselor for UAA student athletes


Your campus news source
Produced by the
University Relations Office
for faculty, staff and students
of the University of Florida
Editor Susan Stewart
www.insideuf.ufl.edu
February 17, 2009


UF commemorates its first African-American graduates


Fifty years after the University of Florida
began integration in September 1958, 20
of the first African-American graduates
were formally recognized by a university
forever imprinted by their legacy.
A special weekend dedicated to "the
firsts" commenced on Friday, Feb. 6, with
opera singer Denyce Graves' performance
at the Phillips Center.
"I am flattered, and it's a tremendous
honor for me to be a part of UF's 50th
Commemoration of Integration. I'm here
because of those that came before me,"
Graves said.
On Saturday, Feb. 7, more than 250
guests attended "Celebrating the Firsts," a
gala at Emerson Alumni Hall honoring the
earliest-known African-American graduates
from UF's various colleges.
The event, organized by University Re-
lations and a 17-member committee of UF
professionals and community members,
was the culmination of events held during
the past year.
Black silk fabric dressed the tables and
chairs in the President's Ballroom, and
metallic gold candles and flowers adorned
the tables.
The 2009 Black Student Union Leader-
ship Council opened the program with
"We Speak Your Names," a song/poem
recognizing the honorees.
Joe Clover, UF provost, greeted guests
and thanked the firsts for their courage.
"We are not celebrating the university's
achievement, we are celebrating your
achievement," he said.
UF Trustee J. Courtney Cunningham,
emcee, presented the honorees with a
framed photograph of a personalized,
commemorative brick. The bricks will be
placed at UF's Commemorative Circle, lo-
cated across from the Plaza of the Americas
and surrounding the alligator statue.
Family members or friends accepted the
plaques for two deceased honorees, as well




Listings in this section are a
sampling of events at the University
of Florida, compiled fom entries
listed in the full calendar that
appears on the Web at calendar.ufl.
edu. To submit an event online, visit
http://calendar.ufl. edu/submit/.


as two others not in attendance. Three of
the firsts could not be located, but their
yearbook photos were shown on a slide-
show as their names were announced.
Cunningham offered his personal grati-
tude to the honorees. "These students had
to be strong prospects for future students
like myself rested on their shoulders," he
said.
UF Historian Carl Van Ness spoke
briefly during the program and clarified
UF's record of first African-American
graduates.
"No list of all initial black students ex-
ists," Van Ness said. Racial identity was not
entered into UF's official records.
The university's current list was com-
piled from both official and unofficial
sources.
After dinner, Michael Blachly, director
of UF Performing Arts, introduced the
evening's performers. Singers Elizabeth
Graham and Anthonio Canty were accom-
panied by pianist Kevin Sharpe.
Blachly later said in an interview,


"These pioneers (honorees) make it pos-
sible for our community to experience
many of the greatest performing artists the
world has to offer."
One of several deans who attended
the gala was Chris Silver of the College of
Design, Construction and Planning. After
the program Silver said, "This really hit
home for me."
Silver was reminded of his mid-1960s
high school experience in Biloxi, Miss.
"Black students were bused in, and I
witnessed daily the bravery they needed to
survive in such a hostile environment."
The first College of Veterinary Medicine
graduate, Gerald Johnson, said after the
gala that he was thankful to be honored
and to meet other honorees.
"UF gave me the ability to live out my
dream every day," he said.
Johnson was proud his daughter could
attend, he said.
"My daughter will never forget this,"
Johnson said.
by Bridget Brennan


Feb.17
School of Music presents the Wind Symphony.
University Auditorium, 7:30 p.m. Tickets $8.
Open to the public. Call 352-392-0207 or visit
http://www.arts.ufl.edu/music for more infor-
mation.

Feb. 17 -18
UFPA presents "STOMP."
Phillips Center, 7:30 p.m.
Tickets $25-45. Open to the
public. Call 352-392ARTS
(2787) or visit http://www.
performingarts.ufl.edu for
more information.


Feb.18
School of Music presents the Symphonic
Band. University Auditorium, 7:30 p.m. Tickets
$8. Open to the public. Call 352-392-0207 or
visit http://www.arts.ufl.edu/music for more
information.

Feb.20
FPA presents "Classic Albums Live The
Who: Who's Next?" Phillips Center, 7:30 p.m.
Tickets $20-30. Call 352-392ARTS (2787) or visit
http://www.performingarts.ufl.edu for more
information.


TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2009 0 ALLIGATOR, 9

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Extreme Makeover: Getting down to business


In December 2008, the prominent
fountain that stood behind Tigert Hall
sprung its last drop of water.
The fountain was demolished to make
way for the William R. Hough Hall of the
Warrington College of Business. Con-
struction is scheduled to be completed
during fall 2010.
The building will be equipped with
classrooms, meeting space, an open-air
atrium, a fast-food center, student lounges
and locker rooms with showers, along
with other amenities, according to Tracey
Johnson, director of publications.
"We are bursting at the seams," Johnson
said. The college needs more space to ac-
commodate its numerous events, such as
conferences, luncheons and seminars.
The building has been designed to
earn a high-level silver or gold LEED
certification, in support of the University
of Florida's promotion of environmental
quality and sustainability.
LEED's third-party certification (http://


The iconic UF fountain has been removed.

www.usgbc.org/Default.aspx) is awarded by
a LEED official after construction is complete.
UF currently has two gold-certified buildings,
Rinker Hall and Library West, as well as eight
buildings certified at the basic level.
Although the new building will be
an innovative, state-of-the-art student
resource, some Gators may be concerned
about the loss of the well-known fountain.
"I personally have not received any


g complaints about the fountain," said
2 Johnson, "but others have heard
remarks."
UF senior Brittny Lambert said she
Swas shocked when she noticed that the
g fountain was gone.
f "When I turned onto Union Drive
2 from 13th Street, I thought I went
down the wrong road," she said.
Ed Poppell, vice president of Busi-
ness Affairs, said although there are
no current plans to construct a new
fountain, the Art in State Build-
ings Program soon will announce an
opportunity for artists to design the
building's art.
The program places remarkable artwork
in public spaces, according to UF's Art in
State Buildings Web site, http://www.arts.
ufl.edu/asb/?p=2.
"The building will have art as required
by law," Poppell said. "Where and what has
not been determined. That will occur closer
to when the building is complete."
By Bridget Brennan


Is e & He rI


Nobles chosen as Civilian
of the Year
Janet Nobles, office manager for Univer-
sity of Florida Air Force ROTC Detach-
ment 150, recently was announced as the
national 2008 Civilian of the Year. Nobles
was chosen from a pool of civilians from
more than 144 detachments throughout
the United States and Puerto Rico. The
award is presented to a non-military em-
ployee who goes above and beyond the call
of duty every day.
Su donates $250,000 for
endowment
Nan-Yao Su, professor of entomology
at the University of Florida, has donated
$250,000 to the Entomological Society of
America (ESA) for the establishment of an
endowment to award creative entomolo-
gists who have demonstrated the ability to
find alternative solutions to problems that
significantly impact entomology.
Each year, interest from the $250,000
will be presented to the winner of ESA's
newest award, the Nan-Yao Su Award for
Innovation and Creativity in Entomology.
Su's own creativity led to the inven-
tion of an innovative solution to termite


Feb. 20 21
The Levin College of Law presents the Sev-
enth Annual Music Law Conference. Feb. 20,
9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at a local music venue; Feb.
21 conference, 9 a.m. at Chesterfield Smith
Ceremonial Classroom. Visit http://www.law.
ufl.edu/musiclawconf/registration.shtml for
more information.

Feb. 22
Gator Women's Basketball vs. South Carolina.
O'Connell Center, 1 p.m. Free and open to the
public. Call 352-375-4683 or visit http://www.
gatorzone.com for more information.


problems, the Sentricon System. Sentricon
has been marketed in 18 countries since
1995 and protects more than two million
homes and famous structures, including
The White House and Statue of Liberty.
Su's invention has reduced pesticide use by
more than 6,000 metric tons. His goal is to
encourage similar innovations and thought
processes in future generations.
UF experts serve on FDA
task force -
Three of 12 experts


appointed to a national
task force on America's
food safety hail from
The Gator Nation.
Task force members
include the University
of Florida's Douglas
Archer, IFAS associate
dean for research, Mar-
tha Rhodes Roberts,
IFAS special assistant
to the director of the
Florida Agricultural
Experiment Station and
dean for research, and
Glenn Morris, direc-


Douglas Archer


tor of UF's Emerging
Pathogens Institute.
The committee re-
cently met on Jan. 29,
with a one-year goal of
creating recommenda-
tions for improving the
Food and Drug Admin-
istration's approach to


food safety.
DiMatteo wins Best Paper
Award
Larry A. DiMatteo, Huber Hurst
Professor of Contract Law & Legal Studies,
recently was granted the "2008 Best Paper
Award" by the Southeastern Academy
of Legal Studies in Business (SEALSB).
DiMatteo is a professor and former
Department of Management chair in the
Warrington College of Business Adminis-
tration.
The winning paper, co-authored with
Harvard Law School's Samuel Flaks, is
titled "Conservative Legal Realism: Nathan
Isaacs, Jewish Law, and Modern Legal
Theory."


Martha Roberts
Martha Roberts


Feb.24
CRC presents CALS Career Expo. Reitz Union
Grand Ballroom, 9 a.m. 3 p.m. Free and
closed to the public. Call 352-392-1963 or visit
www.cals.ufl.edu for more information.

School of Music presents the Jazz Band. Uni-
versity Auditorium, 7:30 p.m. Tickets $8. Open
to the public. Call 352-392-0207 or visit http://
www.arts.ufl.edu/music for more information.


Repeating Event
School of Theatre and Dance presents
"Glengarry Glen Ross," showing from Feb.
28- March 8 (not presented everyday).
Constans Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Free and open
to the public. Call 352-392-1653 or visit http://
www.arts.ufl.edu/theatreanddance/for
more information.


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Pictured (left to right) are attending honorees Neil Butler Jr. (representing deceased father,
Neil Butler), Dr. Reuben Brigety, W. George Allen, Evelyn M. Mickle, Federal Judge Stephan
Mickle, Gwyndolyn Francis, Jeraldine Williams-Shaw, Gerald J. Johnson, Dr. Joseph P Ram-
sey, Johncyna Williams McRae, Dr. Henry E. Cotman, Bernard Allen Mackey. Not pictured:
Lee Bailey and Marvin Wells.


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myUF Market coming soon
This spring, UF Purchasing will
introduce myUF Market, a new pur-
chasing/procurement system for the
University of Florida. The new system
is expected to provide a user-friendly
online marketplace that is designed to
streamline the way UF departments
purchase goods and services. The adop-
tion of myUF Market represents UF's
ongoing commitment to initiatives
that strategically reduce costs without
sacrificing service. For more details, visit
www.purchasing.ufl.edu/myufmarket.

Council on Diversity created
The establishment of the Presi-
dent's Council on Diversity recently
has been announced. The council has
been charged with identifying ways
to increase the diversity of University
of Florida faculty, staff and students,
including gathering and analyzing diver-
sity data at the college and departmental
levels. The committee's goal is to help
accomplish academic excellence within
the community -- reflective of the rich
culture and diversity of the state and
nation. For more information, visit
the Diversity Web site at http://www.
hr.ufl.edu/eeo/diversity.htm.

Tell your Gator story
Visit http://insidethegatornation.
com/ to browse hundreds of video and
written Gator stories.
One of the many written stories is
included below:
"I came to UF as vice president for
Student Affairs in 1973, after having
worked at Miami University (Ohio),
Michigan State University and Iowa State
University... I was only 34years old
and never dreamed that I would stay in
this same job at UF until 1999... then I
became a full-time professor until I retired
in 2004.
I 'became a Gator' because of my
respect and affection for thousands of
students who gave their hard work, time
and talents to improve the quality of
campus life over all these years. UF has
an incredible spirit among its students,
and they have always been very active in
doing countless numbers ofpositive things
for others this is the true Gator Spirit.
It' unmistakable and it's the thing that
impresses me most about this university. I
will forever be thankful to the thousands
of UF students who made it easy for me to
become a Gator!"
Upcoming opportunities to tell your
own story at the "When Did You Be-
come a Gator?" mobile recording studio
include the following:
* Feb. 20 at the O'Connell Center
prior to the gymnastics meet at 7 p.m.
* Feb. 27 at the McKethan Stadium
prior to the baseball game at 6:30 p.m.




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Classifieds
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2009


ALLIGATOR
www.alligator.org/classifieds


$485 per bedroom-All inclusive!
3/3 TH!! Roommate match avail
<1 mi from UF! Huge 24hr gym!
free tanning,freeHBO/showtime
*Oxford Manor*(352) 377-2777
these apts kick other apts in the teeth
4-22-72-1


NEED ROOMMATES?
One Month Rent Free!
Inclusive 3's-$535, 4's-$482;
HUGE 2/2.5 Townhomes at $530/person.
FREE UF Parking, Cable, Water!
FREE Roommate Match, Tanning
FREE Alarms, W/D, 24hr Gym
Sparkling Pool, Tennis, BBall
336-3838 TheLandingsUF.com
Great Bus Route! 2 Miles to UF
4-22-72-1




Embrace Great Deals!
1,2,&3 Beds starting $329 per bed!
FREE Internet*FREE Cable
W/D in unit* Free Tanning
Waived Move-in Fees! 372-8100
4-22-72-1





1, 2, 3, 4BR Apts.
www.ApartmentslnGainesville.com
4-22-72-1




WANT $$$ JUST FOR LIVING HERE?!?
2/2 & 4/4 APTS STARTING AT $509!
MOVE IN FOR ONLY $35!!
GET $750 OFF YOUR LEASE TODAY!!
CALL NOW: 352.271.3131
GainesvillePlace.com
4-22-72-1


The Crossing at Santa Fe
$484 $509 Gets you all this!
Furnished, Free Ethernet, Free Cable &
Utilities, W/D, Events,
Roommate Matching! 379-9300
4-22-72-1


PICK YOUR SPECIAL
IT'S THAT EASY!
Pick-A-Pair:Wii, Xbox 360,
iPOD touch, Cash, Cruise for 2
OR BRAND NEW SCOOTER
RENT FROM $459
Groups of 3+ also receive
42" TV or New Furniture
www.LexingtonCrossingUF.com
SIGN NOW! 352-373-9009
4-22-72-1

We Have your roommates!
We DON'T have fees....

Limited time only: $0 Deposit/$0 Fees, and
ask how to get your lease FREE!
$ign now and pay $0 fees. Nicely fur-
nished 2/1 or 4/2 condos renting by the
bedroom starting at only $449 all inclusive.
Furniture,cable,pest control,refuse & W/D all
included.GYM,PC LAB, POOL/SPA, AND
MORE!! Hurry will not last at these rates.
$ave $500!!!

352-377-6700 www.Ucommonscondos.com
4-22-72-1

!HOT SUMMER SPECIALS!
4/4 @ $399
3/3 @ $429
2/2 @ $549
Move in fees ONLY $99
All inclusive w/FREE roommate matching
www.LexingtonCrossingUF.com 373-9009
4-22-72-1

Best All Inclusive Rate In Town!!
We will find you a roommate!
3/3's start at $536 and 2/2's start at $633
Incl. Utilities, Cable & Internet
Call Now: 352-374-3866
4-22-72-1

:: 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-
09-68-1

**LAMANCHA CONDOS**
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

COUNTRYSIDE APARTMENTS
Spacious 4/4 w/ porch and walk in closets
475 a month covers everything! 200 SD
Call (305)799-7042 for more info 3-30-30-1


QUIET, CLEAN, LOTS of GREEN SPACE.
Rustic 1BR apt. $380/mo.
01BR cottage $435/mo. Call 378-9220 or
mobile 213-3901. 4-22-08-72-2

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


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

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

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

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


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


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



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



Deluxe, large one or two bedroom, 60 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/ls
ONLY 2 BLOCKS TO UF!
As low as $525, Pets ok
Pool, Open late and weekends
371-0769 CollegeParkUF.com
4-22-08-72-2



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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2009 U ALLIGATOR, 11


THEM LAURELS


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


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

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

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

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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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


***PARKING***
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




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/1 ba 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

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

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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. 237 SW 4th Ave. $1200/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


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

POOL HOUSE AVAILABLE NOW!
Bike to UF 4BR/3BA, over 2000 sf, nice area
1 mi to UF. 2816W Univ Ave. $1700/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*
Iblk 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

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

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 incl 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

*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







12, ALLIGATOR U TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2009


*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/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 iba 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

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


www.10houses.com
2 & 3 bd houses for August
cute,cent H/AC, WD,wood fls
quiet areas, yards $725-$1260
352-336-6116 nancy@10houses.com
3-4-12-2

WE HAVE IT ALL! GIVE US A CALL!
Union Properties 352.373.7578
Walk to UF from our many properties!
1,2,3 and 4 Bedrooms
www.rentgainesville.com
4-22-09-44-2

CAMPUS VIEW PLACE IS THE BEST!
Forget the Rest and call us today!
Brand New! Located off of SW 13th St.
Union Properties 352.373.7578
www.campusviewplace.com
4-22-09-44-2

ONE YEAR TUITION AT UF $22,000
Textbooks & Supplies $2,000
Calling Union Properties for your new apt.
PRICELESS! Call 352.373.7578
www.rentgainesville.com
4-22-09-44-2

Finding it hard to choose your next rental?
No Worries, We Can Help!
Rentals going fast near UF so call today!
Union Properties 352.373.7578
www.rentgainesville.com
4-22-09-44-2

Night out on us when you lease one of our
amazing 1 br./lba apts untis available with
tile, fenced in yards, w/d conn. from $395
mo. Hurry while it lasts. 352-332-5070
3-30-09-30-2


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April 22rd.


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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
www.alligator.org/classifieds
Visa and Mastercard accepted.


1 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 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 2-23-20-4


-::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


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home and much more in the ALLIGATOR
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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


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


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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 Nice dresser $60
* Table & 4 chairs $80 Lawn mower $50.
Call 904-363-7045 2-18-5-6


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

COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS
Network specialists
We buy computers and laptops
Working and Non-working
378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street
4-22-08-72-7


4-22-70-7

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


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

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




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

UF SURPLUS 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


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


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

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

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

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

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

SWAMP CYCLES
Closest to Campus. Largest selection,
Best Customer Service.
Motorcycles, 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
ORunning or not!O
*NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS
*Over 15 yr svc to UF students
OCall Don @ 215-7987 4-22-08-72-12

CARS CARS Buy6SellOTrade
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 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*****
0000* SUN CITY AUTO SALESOOO**
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. Green color. $6300. 352-
505-0711 or 352-392-7265, ungal@ufl.edu
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MIKE, from page 16


its first conference win, but it
showed something else that
could haunt the Gators down
the stretch. They are missing
an essential element for teams
heading into the postseason:
competitiveness.
I don't mean that they don't
care if they win or lose, but there
doesn't seem to be a whole lot
of competitive fire outside of
guard Nick Calathes. As the
intensity of games is ratcheted
up at this stage, that can be ex-
posed more than ever.
There was the last-second
meltdown in Columbia, S.C.,
that led to a 70-69 loss against
South Carolina. Then came
the near-collapse against the
Gamecocks at home, giving up
a late 3-pointer and missing
free throws to lose at Kentucky
and failing to outgun lowly
Georgia on Saturday.
UF still has a great chance of
getting to the tourney, though.
ESPN's Joe Lunardi currently
has them slated as a No. 10
seed, and at 6-4 in the SEC, the
Gators just need to scrape out
three or four wins against Ala-
bama, Vanderbilt, at LSU, Ten-
nessee, at Mississippi State and
Kentucky.
Those first two should be
easy wins for a team with as
much on the line as UF, but
then the Gators will have to
face four teams who are also
vying for bids. And after that,
they'll still have to avoid a one-
and-done showing at the con-
ference tournament.
UF got this far by feasting
on weak opponents (non-con-
ference strength of schedule is
No. 244), but now comes the
true test of this team's tough-
ness and character.
At this point, I can't imagine
the Gators getting far if they
make the tournament. Sure,
they could have a hot shoot-
ing streak or Calathes could go
nuts, but somewhere between
now and then they'll have to
overcome some adversity.
If they do that in the coming
weeks, they'll make the tour-
nament and maybe even win a
game.
If they don't, they could
still slide into the postseason
on those SEC food stamps, but
don't expect anything more
than a 40-minute showcase
of Calathes' skills for NBA
scouts.


Johnson charged for violating court order

By EVAN DREXLER
Alligator Staff Writer
edrexler@alligator.org

UF sophomore offensive lineman Carl Johnson
was arrested Monday for violating a restraining or-
der, according to an Alachua County police report.
According to the report, Johnson was served with
a temporary injunction for protection against sexual
violence on Feb. 9, and he knowingly violated the
order.
Johnson entered an RTS bus near
Springs Residential Complex on Mon-
CF` day and sat across the aisle from the
Football woman who filed the restraining order.
He stayed on the bus until she exited at
the Hub, according to the report.
The report said Johnson "was given several op-
portunities" to get off the bus at other stops.
Johnson was charged with a count of contempt
of court, a first-degree misdemeanor, the report
stated.
Johnson, who started eight games at left guard
this season because of injuries to senior Jim Tartt,
was booked at the Alachua County Jail on Monday.
"We are aware of the report and we are in the
process of gathering all of the details," UF spokes- Harrison Diamond/ Alligator Staff
man Steve McClain said.
man Steve McClan said.chUrban Meyerisoutofthe UF offensive lineman Carl Johnson blocks Arkansas linebacker Jerry Franklin
McClain said UF coach Urban Meyer is out of the
country. during the Gators' 38-7 win against Arkansas on Oct. 4.


Freshmen Kadji, Chaney pick up slack for Gators


HOOPS, from page 16

The same is true of a freshman
class that has been heavily relied
upon since it set foot on campus.
Depth and development are
luxuries the Gators just can't af-
ford these days.
"The role that they're in right
now is different than the role we
had envisioned," Donovan said.
The most promising young
big man, Kenny Kadji, has shown
signs of being a pillar Donovan


can build on in the future.
Unfortunately for the Gators,
that day is probably still a few
years away.
"It's hard, but you can't get
down on yourself," Kadji said.
"We don't want to make excuses.
We just have to do better."
Allan Chaney, one of the
team's better rebounders, had
begun to work his way into the
rotation before going down with
a stress fracture in his left heel.
"I thought Chaney was getting
better. It's disappointing he's hurt


now. I would have liked to see
how he would have progressed,
but by no


Men's
Basketball


means was he
the answer,"
Donovan said.
"I think Kadji's
development
is really, really
important go-


ing forward."
UF is eighth in rebounding
margin, last in offensive rebounds
and last in blocked shots in the
Southeastern Conference this sea-


son through Feb. 11.
The Gators' lack of size has
caused defensive matchup prob-
lems down low all year, a flaw
highlighted by a loss to a physical
Georgia team Saturday.
"There's no question that our
lack of size in the frontcourt has
nothing to do with wanting to
recruit that way," Donovan said.
"We won two national champi-
onships with three monsters up
front. We would like to have that
size across the front line, but we
don't have it."


Barnes, den Dekker lend experience to left, center field


OUTFIELD, from page 16


of the four players, as he started in 39
games last year and 27 as a freshman. Al-
though he has seen the most action, he has
struggled at the plate. He was last on the
team out of the regular players with a .220
batting average last year.
Cooper, who also plays wide receiv-
er for the UF football team, has shown
glimpses of brilliance, most coming in the
last week of practice as he grew acclimat-
ed to seeing live pitching again.
"He has been picking it up a lot the last
couple of weeks," O'Sullivan said. "He
shows flashes of being really good, and he
shows sometimes he's really behind."


It could take most of the season to de-
termine who will be the regular right field-
er, but the Gators have sure things at the
other two outfield spots
with senior Avery Barnes
in left and junior Matt
den Dekker in center.
Barnes is coming off
his best year as a Gator.
He led the team in hits,
runs, batting average and
stolen bases in 2008.
As for den Dekker, he
has been receiving most of the preseason
hype for UF following his breakout year.
He has been named to Baseball America's
Preseason All-America Second Team and
the National Collegiate Baseball Writers
Association Preseason All-America Sec-


ond Team. He was also named to the 2009
Wallace Watch List for the trophy awarded
to the best college player, alongside team-
mates Patrick Keating and Josh Adams.
Starting the last two years has provided
den Dekker and Barnes with the knowl-
edge of what to expect from each other.
"Once you get comfortable with some-
body and get used to them, you get a lot
more trustworthy, and we have built that
with each other," Barnes said.
O'Sullivan expects finding the third
outfielder to be a slow process and is not
in a rush to name a starter.
"You don't have to have your line-
up set when Game 1 starts," O'Sullivan
said. "The goal is to try different options
and different combinations to see what
works."











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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2009


ALLIGATOR
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Donovan blames Speights for frontcourt troubles

By MIKE DiFERDINANDO
Alligator Staff Writer
mdiferdinando@alligator.org

Apparently, the Gators' frontcourt struggles are all
Marreese Speights' fault.
According to UF coach Billy Donovan, the absence
of the former Gators forward, who now plays for the
Philadelphia 76ers, is at least in part to blame for the
team's poor showing this year.
"The one thing you can never forecast is guys leav-
ing early, and when the season started last year I don't
think anyone thought that Marreese
S Speights would be gone," Donovan
said. "Our frontcourt complexion looks
totally different."
Speights' early departure left Dono-
Basketball van with a hole to fill under the basket
and without the personnel to do so.
While sophomore Alex Tyus, a more natural power
forward, has performed well playing out of position at
center this year, others have not fared as well.
"There's no question there's some limitations there,"
Donovan said. "I think Alex has made a nice jump from
last year to this year. I think Dan (Werner) has had a
tougher time."
With Speights gone, players who were originally
intended to serve in complementary roles are being
forced to play starters' minutes.
"It's tough for Dan to line up 30 minutes a night and
expect him to go get 10 to 12 rebounds or do some of the
things we ask of him," Donovan said. "But inside what
his ability is, I think he's doing all he can possibly do.
We really felt like Dan was going to be a great comple- Andrew Stanfill/ Alligator Staff
ment player." UF center Alex Tyus tosses up a layup during the first half of the Gators' 97-93 win against South Carolina in the O'Connell
SEE HOOPS, PAGE 15 Center on Feb. 3.


UF benefits from weak SEC


very year in football, some
"awesome" Big Ten team cruis-
es through the regular season,
picks up tons of hype and lands in
either the national title game or some
other prestigious BCS contest.
It's like welfare for college football.
They rarely have to face a real chal-
lenge en route to a postseason payday,
and it rightly angers Southeastern Con-
ference and UF fans to see it happen.
Welcome to the other side of the
fence.
When it comes to basketball, the
Gators are the ones taking advantage
of weak competition, and if they're
able to make the NCAA Tournament,
they have their sloppy conference to
thank.
They have an RPI of 45, the nation's


107th-toughest
schedule, and
their only wins
against the
RPI top 50 are
Washington and
Mike McCall South Carolina.
McCall-in' It Before last
Like I See It week, UF
mmccall@alligator.org seemed like a
lock for the Big
Dance, but nar-
row losses at Kentucky and Georgia
have sent it tumbling from first in the
SEC East to fourth behind Ken-
tucky, Tennessee and South Carolina,
which are in a three-way tie.
The 88-86 loss to the Bulldogs
was humiliating, as it gave Georgia
SEE MIKE, PAGE 15


UF BASEBALL

Gators' right fielder not set


By BOBBY CALLOVI
Alligator Writer
bcallovi@alligator.org

Gators fans should not expect only
one player in right field for UF this year
- coach Kevin O'Sullivan certainly
doesn't.
Juniors Jonathan Pigott and Riley Coo-
per entered spring practice as the likely
favorites for the starting job in right, but
two freshmen have emerged as candi-
dates for playing time.
Tyler Thompson and Daniel Pigott,
Jonathan's younger brother, have im-
pressed O'Sullivan enough that he ex-
pects them to compete right away.
"Obviously with the older guys, they
are doing what we expected them to do
at this point, but I'm really pleased with
how the freshmen have been playing,"
O'Sullivan said.
The quality of at-bats they have had


against the older pitchers in scrimmages
have put them in the race.
O'Sullivan said Thompson has been
swinging the bat as well as anyone else
on the team, especially considering he is
coming off ACL surgery.
"Obviously with the older guys,
they are doing what we expected
them to do at this point, but I'm
really pleased with how the fresh-
men have been playing."
Kevin O'Sullivan
UF baseball coach

While the two freshmen bring youth
and excitement to the table, the older Pig-
ott and Cooper offer their own positives.
Jonathan has the most experience out
SEE OUTFIELD, PAGE 15


* 1984: UF claims its third straight
Southeastern Conference gymnas-
tics title with a meet-record score of
184.15. The Gators finished fifth in
the country that season.


SThe Southeastern Conference baseball coaches
selected the Gators to finish second in the SEC
East this season behind Georgia. UF received 2 of
the 12 first-place votes in the division, and LSU got
10 of the 12 votes to win the entire conference.


I POLL QU


Today's question: Is Marreese Speights to blame for
the Gators' problems in the frontcourt?

Previous question: Will the UF men's basketball
team's loss at Georgia keep them from the NCAA
Tournament? (see right for results)


Percent (Votes)
Yes 70% (42)
No 30% (18)
60 TOTAL VOTES




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