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VOLUME 102 ISSUE 111


THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2009


UF VOTERS UNITE


More than 9,800


students voted

By CHELSEA KEENAN, KRISTEN HUFF
and THOMAS STEWART
Alligator Writers

Raucous cheers filled the air outside of the Orange &
Brew early Thursday morning as the Unite Party swept
UF's Student Government spring elections, taking 42
of the 50 available Senate seats as well as the Executive
ticket.
Just after midnight, SG's Supervisor of Elections Dan
Siegel announced the domination of the Unite Party to
the crowd of about 150. The Progress Party snagged
eight Senate seats.
The Orange & Blue Party and the Keg Party walked
away empty-handed.
Student Government Siegel said 9,847 stu-
Elections dents voted in the election.
Around 8,000 students
voted in the 2008 spring election.
The Unite crowd rippled with rhythmic cheers of
"U-Unite! U-U-Unite!" as supporters hugged and high-
fived each other outside the Reitz Union Game Room.
Victorious presidential candidate Jordan Johnson at-
tributed his win partly to a clean campaign and the pas-
sion of his party.
He admitted there were other factors at play.
"We had really damn good Greek support," Johnson
said, before the results were announced.
Johnson's parents attended the occasion.
His mother, Darlene, had tears streaming down her
face.
"We're just elated," she said. "It's just in his blood.
His dad's a four-term state legislator. He grew up watch-
ing him. He was obviously paying attention."
SEE ELECTION, PAGE 8


Harrison uiamona / Aigaior siair
Unite Party presidential candidate Jordan Johnson, center, celebrates with supporters including vice presidential candi-
date Larnell Vickers and treasurer candidate Maryam Laguna, right, as he is announced as the winner of the SG Presiden-
tial election shortly after midnight on Thursday at the Reitz Union.


UF ACADEMICS

Undergraduate nursing, education may face cuts


By THOMAS STEWART
Alligator Staff Writer
tstewart@alligatororg

UF has asked the College of Education and
the College of Nursing to submit proposals
presenting the pros and cons of cutting their
undergraduate education programs.
Those are the only two colleges that have
been asked by UF to present such proposals,
said UF spokeswoman Janine Sikes.
UF Provost Joe Glover wrote in an e-mail
that both of the colleges have focused more


on graduate education in recent years, and
they were asked to examine the possibility of
cutting undergraduate programs because of
UF's desire to focus more on graduate educa-
tion and research, which was affirmed by the
Board of Trustees at its annual retreat Friday.
Sikes said the education offered at both
colleges could also be earned at other public
universities in Florida and potentially at Santa
Fe College.
Larry Lansford, College of Education
spokesman, said the college has shifted to-
ward a focus in graduate education.


Only 556 of more than 1,800 students in
the college are enrolled in majors that have
an undergraduate component, according to
Lansford.
Undergraduates currently enrolled would
be able to finish their degrees, he said.
The majors, elementary education and
early childhood education, also include a fifth
year of study that culminates in a master's de-
gree.
But the fact that the college has been fo-
cusing more on graduate education doesn't
mean it's eager to give up its undergraduate


programs.
"It's something we've been doing for over
a hundred years," Lansford said.
A letter addressed to UF officials and
signed by 57 faculty members from the college
also urges UF not to cut the programs.
A Facebook group called "Save Under-
graduate Education at UF," which opposes the
elimination of undergraduate programs at UF
had more than 800 members as of Wednesday
night.
Lansford said it is not yet known how much
SEE NURSING, PAGE 8


0 Touring
bicyclists visited
Northeast Park
Wednesday to
play music
and discuss
sustainability
and global
warming. See
Story online at
alligator.org.


Car with body in back seat had 7 tickets
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) A car found in a Gainesville neigh-
borhood with a dead body in the back seat had been ticketed seven
times by city parking enforcement.
Police found the body when a resident called authorities Mon-
day afternoon to report the car, which had been parked on the street
for days. A preliminary autopsy helped police identify the body as
42-year-old John Waldo, who had been missing since Feb. 11. Police
say the autopsy revealed no obvious cause of death. Investigators
are awaiting toxicology results, which may take up to six weeks.
City records show the first ticket was issued to the 2001 BMW on
Feb. 12, the day after Waldo was last seen alive.


SA former Miss
Florida spoke at
UF about her strug-
gle with an eating
disorder to kick
off National
Eating Disorders
Awareness Week.
See Story, Page 5.


Today
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2, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2009

News Today


WHAT'S HAPPENING
Red Cross Gators CPR Training
Today, 7 p.m.
Reitz Union Room 361
Open to all students who need to
be CPR certified. The cost of the
class will be $23. Checks should
be made out to American Red
Cross. Please contact abswartz@
ufl.edu for any questions.

RUB Entertainment Presents:
Local Brew Show
Today, 8 p.m.
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Join RUB to enjoy the sounds of
Airship Rocketship, Averkiou,
and Raarfaction. We will also be
having auditions for the Host of
RUB Entertainment.

RUB Entertainment Free Movie:
"Lust, Caution"
Today, 8 and 10:45 p.m.
"Lust, Caution" is an espionage
thriller about a young woman
who gets swept up in a danger-
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with a powerful political figure.
This Chinese-language tale is
rated NC-17, and ID will be re-
quested at the door.

The American Solar Energy
Society (ASES) Meeting
Today, 7 p.m.
The group will host a presen-
tation on Passive Solar Design
for Residential Buildings, and
Chipotle will be providing free
food.

Russian Spring Event
Today, 7 p.m.
Keene Faculty Center
From Russia with Love: An
Evening of Music and Song.

Gator Aid Benefit Concert
Friday, February 27, 10:30 p.m.
Backstage Lounge
Featuring Pilly Wete, Paint Me
Irrational, The Early Twenties
and Ghost of Gloria. Proceeds
will go toward funding the can-
cer ward of a new Gainesville
children's hospital. Admission
is $5 for anyone over 18.

Got something going on?
And want to post it in this
space? Send an e-mail to kbjom-
sen@alligator.org with "What's
Happening" in the subject line.
Please include the title, date and
a one- to two-sentence synopsis
of the event.

LOCAL
Detail targets bus passing
A UF student avoided a $154
ticket and four points on his driv-
er's license Wednesday.
"I was going to be late for class,"
said UF mechanical engineering
student Randy Gruby. "I knew it
was wrong."
Gruby got an improper pass
warning from University Police of-
ficer David Miles for crossing over
the yellow lines to pass a bus in
front of the Reitz Union.
The University Police Depart-
ment made an effort to pull over
any car, motorcycle or scooter that
crossed solid yellow lines to pass
buses Wednesday.
From 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
UPD officers spread out across
campus on bicycles, motorcycles


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and in cars to inform drivers
about passing safety, UPD Lt.
Stacy Ettel said.
The detail's goal is to inform
the drivers what they are doing is
wrong, not ticket them, he said.
"Our goal is education," Ettel
said. "The majority of our con-
tacts receive warnings."
Another frequent viola-
tion, Ettel said, is when scooter
and motorcycle drivers pass a
stopped bus by driving into the
bike lane.
During the detail, Officer Will
Sasser pulled over a Mazda van
that drove past a barricade near
Turlington Hall.
When Sasser asked for iden-
tification the driver introduced
himself as James Williams and
told Sasser his driver's license
was suspended.
According to the UPD arrest
report, when Sasser did a check
on Williams, he found that Wil-
liams had a record of about 10
traffic violations.
Williams was arrested, taken
to the Alachua County Jail and
charged with a third-degree felo-
ny for driving with a suspended
license and being a habitual of-
fender.
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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2009 U ALLIGATOR, 3


ON CAMPUS

FBI searches UF prof's office under suspicion of fraud


By THOMAS STEWART
Alligator Staff Writer
tstewart@alligator.org

The FBI searched the office of
UF professor Samim Anghaie for
suspected fradulent grant propsals
to NASA on Wednesday.
Investigators showed up at
the office in the Nuclear Science
Building just before 8 a.m. and left
around 3:30 p.m., said UF spokes-
man Steve Orlando.
The search was part of an inves-
tigation being conducted by mul-
tiple federal agencies, according


to a U.S. Attorney's Office news
release.
A search warrant alleges there
is cause to believe that Anghaie's
company, New Era Technology
(NETECH), intentionally over-
paid Anghaie while underpaying
other employees and creating ille-
gitimate employees that were paid
money through the grants.
"NETECH... diverted hundreds
of thousands of dollars of illegally
obtained government funds from
their corporate bank account to
their personal bank accounts," it
stated.


The warrant stated employees
of the company used some of the
money to buy land, a condomini-
um and vehicles,
including a 2007
BMW.
The company
received about
$2.5 million in
grants from
NASA since
2000, according
to the warrant.
Anghaie is listed as the direc-
tor/vice president of the company,
according to the warrant.


His wife, Sousan, is listed as the
president.
Their son Hamid is listed as the
director. Their other son, Ali, is
listed as an employee in some of
the grants.
The warrant stated that there is
cause to believe the four of them
violated federal laws with offenses
including theft of public money,
mail or wire fraud and laundering
of monetary instruments.
Orlando said, to his knowledge,
no other UF employees are being
investigated.
Orlando said Anghaie, who


earns a salary of $111,401.53 at UF,
has been placed on paid admin-
istrative leave, which is standard
procedure when an employee is
involved in an investigation of this
nature.
Anghaie has worked at UF since
October of 1980, Orlando said.
He said UF is cooperating with
the investigation but referred fur-
ther comment to the U.S. Attor-
ney's Office, which did not return
phone calls Wednesday.
Officials at NASA and the FBI
could not be reached for com-
ment.


Peaceful Paths, chiropractor's office destroyed in fire


* THE BUILDING WAS A TOTAL LOSS.

A Gainesville building burned to the
ground early Wednesday morning, destroy-
ing the office of a chiropractic group and of the
non-profit organization Peaceful Paths.
Gainesville Police officers discovered the
fire at 2100 NW 53rd Ave. at 1:30 a.m. while


on routine patrol. Nobody was in the offices,
and there were no injuries, said Carol Davis,
spokeswoman for Gainesville Fire Rescue.
When GFR arrived, flames were 40 feet high
and the Peaceful Paths building had sustained
significant damages. Firefighters focused on
preventing the fire from spreading.
Peaceful Paths is a non-profit organization
that assists domestic violence victims.


The fire also consumed a building that
housed Physicians Group, LLC, but it did not
spread to nearby apartments.
Local "They were able to get it un-
News der control fairly quickly," Da-
vis said.
Trish White, case manager
for Peaceful Paths, said that the organization
will rebuild as soon as possible. She said ser-


vices will lapse only about a week while the
organization arranges a temporary office.
People have offered money, supplies and
even office space to help the organization deal
with the loss.
"We know that we will land on our feet,"
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4, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2009


Ash Wednesday begins Lent, people forego luxuries

By KATIE EMMETS As a stay-at-home dad, Walsh I
Alligator Staff Writer said he hasn't slept in five years"
kemmets@alligator.org because of his three young daugh-
ters.


So begins another season of
people giving up luxuries for God.
Wednesday kicked off the 40
day Lenten Journey for the Catho-
lic, Lutheran and Anglican reli-
gions.
Jennifer Kacerosky, a Catho-
lic UF senior, said that on Ash
Wednesday, members of the
Catholic religion bring their palm
fronds from the previous year's
Palm Sunday to mass.
The fronds are burned and the
ashes are smeared on the foreheads
of Catholics in the shape of a cross
to symbolize cleansing.
Kacerosky said she is not giv-
ing up anything this year. Instead,
she will be adding routines to her
daily life to better her relationship
with God.
"I'm planning on going to daily
mass and praying the Rosary ev-
ery day," Kacerosky said. "I have
always had a problem with pray-
ing the Rosary daily and I think
Lent would be a perfect time for
me to start."
"I'm giving up sleep," joked
Mike Walsh, 46.


"I'm really giving up vulgari-
ties," Walsh said. "Not all of them,
just various ones."
Walsh said he doesn't like it
when his 4-and-a-half-year-old re-
peats them.
UF Senior Nelson Burke said
two years ago,
Around he gave up sex.
Gainesville "It was horri-
ble," Burke said.
"Lent is really long."
He said the experience he had
two years ago was just like that
of Josh Hartnett's character in
the 2002 movie "40 Days and 40
Nights."
"It does let you bring your re-
lationship to different levels when
sex isn't involved," Burke said,
adding that the person he was dat-
ing wasn't always happy about his
decision.
Catholic Charities Employee
Sabrina Miller, 24, said she is going
to be taking better care of herself
for Lent this year.
"I am going to benefit myself
by eating healthy and exercising,"
Miller said. "I'm going to start be-


Jonn LocKet / Alligator
Church-goers receive ash on their foreheads during mass at St. Augustine Church on West University
Avenue Wednesday evening to commemorate Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent.
ing more positive and less bitchy." Kelly, 27, said she was born a gossiping, while her husband Paul,
Paul and Kelly Darby attend- Catholic but never went through 25, will be giving up salt.
ed the 7 p.m. mass as converting confirmation. "Everything is going to taste
Catholics. She said she will be giving up boring from now on," he said.


ON CAMPUS

Concert, speaker aim to inspire faith in UF students


* THE SHOW BEGINS AT 8:30 P.M.

By LAUREN MARINO
Alligator Contributing Writer

As if Turlington fliering didn't drive stu-
dents bananas already, a man in a gorilla suit
chased a man dressed as a banana alongside


about 170 people holding hands in a line
stretching from the Hub to the Plaza of the
Americas on Wednesday afternoon.
This was one of the promotional stunts
AFTERdark used to publicize its Christian
show tonight at 8:30 in the O'Connell Cen-
ter. The night will consist of a concert by
Copeland, an alternative rock band from


Florida, and a presentation from Joe White,
a frequent inspirational speaker to the NFL
and MLB, said Andrew Hanna, student di-
rector of the UF event.
"He is one of the most incredible influen-
tial speakers of our time," Hanna said.
Don Ford, president of AFTERdark,
started the nationwide organization in Oc-


tober 2000. The event has been to over 100
college campuses across the U.S., and sev-
eral hundred thousand students have been
in attendance.
"We just wanted to expose college stu-
dents to the person of Jesus so they could
decide if they felt like he was in any way rel-
evant to their lives today," Ford said.


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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2009 0 ALLIGATOR, 5


ON CAMPUS

Former Miss Fla. details her eating disorder struggle


By REBECCA WEISS
Alligator Contributing Writer

A former Miss Florida and UF
alumna spoke about her struggles
with an eating disorder to about 30
students and faculty Wednesday
night on the Plaza of the Americas.
UF's first "Lights of Hope" can-
dle-lighting ceremony was held in
honor of National Eating Disorders
Awareness Week 2009. People lis-
tened to speeches and stories from
those who are or have been strug-
gling and lit candles in memory of
those who have passed away and in
honor of those still fighting.
Allison L. Kreiger, president
and founder of H.O.P.E Helping
Other People Eat as well as Miss
Florida 2006, was the keynote speak-


er for the night's event and detailed
her struggle with the disease and
her road to recovery.
"My eating disorder was nothing
about me losing weight," she told
the group. "I felt like I had lost con-
trol of my life and my feelings were
transferred into the disorder."
Kreiger said that as a young
girl she was always in a competi-
tive environment because she was
a baton twirler and was constantly
practicing. When high school came
around, she became frustrated and
realized that she wanted to be a
"normal" kid with a social life.
"I came home from the gym one
day and I didn't mean to throw up,
but I did, and it made me feel bet-
ter," she said. "Eventually, I would
only eat to get sick because it made


"I felt like I had lost control
of my life and my feelings
were transferred into the
disorder."
Allison L. Kreiger
H.O.P.E president and founder

me feel better in my mind it be-
came an addiction."
When Kreiger realized that she
couldn't focus and that she had lost
her endurance in the gym, she ap-
proached her parents and told them
about her problem. She was disap-
pointed, however, when they didn't
know what to do about the situation.
After a few months, she tried again
and this time, they were prepared.
"I was terrified that I wouldn't


be around the next day," she said.
"I realized how precious life was,
and that was the pivotal point."
Kreiger was taken to an outpatient
facility to receive treatment. When
she arrived at UF as a freshman, she
went straight to the Student Health
Care Center and began helping oth-
ers.
Her efforts grew and eventually
became her platform for the Miss
America competition, she said.
"It's one of the best feelings -
even if it's just having a shoulder to
cry on to be that means of saving
lives," she said. "I feel fortunate to
still be around to fulfill that bigger
purpose in life."
After her speech, the group
formed a circle and litpurple candles.
"With each candle flame, we re-


member," said Dr. Lisa J. Merlo, as-
sistant professor at UF's psychiatry
department. "We light to guide us
toward a better tomorrow."
Once the candles were burning,
guests had a chance to share their
stories, or the story of someone they
knew. The crowd was timid at first,
but after sophomore Katie Popeil
told her story, others were willing to
as well.
Popeil, who has had her disorder
for about four years, said she's been
in recovery for about six months.
"Hearing Allison's story made
me confident that I can achieve re-
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Editorial


Don't Hate

Amendment 1 a leap

backward for civil rights

s one of the most progressive cities in the U.S., Gainesville
prides itself on being a place where people from all
walks of life can reside without fear of discrimination.
Americans across the nation descend upon our city with
hopes of being treated fairly regardless of their sexual orienta-
tion or gender identity. In Gainesville, citizens do not have to
worry about losing their jobs or homes because they identify
as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. Simply put, people are
protected by local anti-discrimination laws to ensure that the
quality of life is consistent for everyone that calls the city home.
Sadly, the quality of life in Gainesville may change forever if
we do not take action against a devious agenda.
March 24th's city election ballot will feature a proposed
amendment to the Gainesville City Charter titled, "Charter
Amendment 1." If passed, the bill will eliminate the city's power
to legally protect citizens from discrimination and instead hand
that power over to the state. This legislation seeks to unfairly
strip the rights of innumerable citizens a gross misstep back-
ward for a country that prides itself as open to "change."
By saying "yes" to Charter Amendment 1, city law would no
longer recognize Gainesville's Human Rights Ordinance and be
forced to revert to the Florida Civil Rights Act. Unfortunately,
there is a stark difference between the two pieces of legislation
as the state act does not include protection for gender identity
or sexual orientation. Furthermore, Gainesville would not have
the opportunity to add additional protections in the future to
ensure equal rights regarding veteran status, socio-economic
status and political party affiliation. Existing special protections
would be stripped the moment the act was passed.
Gainesville is hardly alone in championing anti-discrimina-
tion protections for all of its residents. There are more than 100
other cities across the country who have adopted a progressive
mentality to ensure that every citizen can lead a life without the
fear of hate. If Gainesville loses its ability to provide a place to
live free of inequality and discrimination, who is to say that the
other cities won't soon face a similar fate?
The issue at hand is not about whether you agree or disagree
with the lifestyle choices of a critical portion of our population.
Rather, you must ask yourself if you believe that all Americans
should be able to enjoy the most basic of civil rights.
The issue is not about "men in women's bathrooms," and
it's not about the breadth of local government. Our city govern-
ment has a responsibility to its citizens to protect them from un-
fair treatment. Gainesville has gone to great lengths to protect
all its citizens from institutionalized hate and has extended pro-
tection to groups of people who face oppression from all angles.
With the passage of this amendment, people who already live
as second-class citizens would lose all legal recourse against dis-
crimination their livelihoods could be yanked out from under
them, and all they could do is suck it up and move. Gay, lesbian,
bisexual and transgender people must then fight even harder
within a system that already considers them inferior.
Such an example paints a bleak picture in the minds of the
Editorial Board. We wonder how far-right groups can possibly
rationalize such outlandish legislation when it clearly exudes
overtones of sheer hate.
Gainesville cannot be forced to take a step backward consid-
ering all of the progress that we've made. When people think of
our city, they must be able to view it as a model for how equal-
ity can and will work anywhere in the country.
If passed, Charter Amendment 1 would hinder the city's
ability for growth as businesses, and students will have no
choice but to go elsewhere.
With the livelihoods of so many innocent people at stake, we
implore you to take a strong stand against discrimination and
vote "no" on Charter Amendment 1.


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Amendment will harm local businesses


Has anyone actually read Gainesville Charter
Amendment 1? Or more importantly, has any-
one actually read the ordinance that it will af-
fect?
Yes, the amendment will remove language explicitly
prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation
and gender identity. This essentially amounts to repeal-
ing the changes passed to the Gainesville Ordinance
No. 051225 on Jan. 28, 2008.
In other words, the amendment will make Gainesville
discrimination laws the same as everywhere else in Ala-
chua County.
Anti-discrimination laws are a good thing, and most
people, including the drafters of the amendment, agree
that businesses should not discriminate based on gen-
der identity. Unfortunately, the language of the ordi-
nance is so broad that it would constitute an unjust en-
croachment into the rights of private business.
The amendments passed in 2008 do not simply add
gender identity to a list of prohibited reasons for dis-
crimination. They also added a large section ( Section
8-69 (c) ) that concern "shared facilities" such as rest-
rooms and locker rooms.
A business cannot deny use of such a facility on the
basis of gender identity unless the business provides
"adequate facilities" to accommodate the person's gen-
der identity. The ordinance then goes on to define uni-
sex restrooms as an "adequate facility."
In other words, businesses may be forced to build
expensive new facilities in addition to existing men's
and women's rooms. This is an unfair and economically
unfeasible assault on local businesses.
The definition of gender identity is also disturbing.


Johnathan Lott
letters@alligator.org


Anyone who professes to be
either gender "by verbal state-
ment" will be legally entitled
to use the restroom of his or
her choice.
While there are some trans-
gendered people this would
benefit, there are many people
who would be made uncom-


fortable at the thought of any-
one being able to enter a ladies' room. This would hurt
businesses within the city limits.
Amendment 1 is not about legalizing "discrimination
based on... sexual identity," as the Alligator reported
on Monday. First off, it's "gender identity."
If businesses want to discriminate, they can easily
move a few miles outside of the city limits. Many local
businesses are already outside the city limits and thus it
is "legal" to discriminate.
Of course, the overwhelming majority of these busi-
nesses don't discriminate on sexual orientation or gen-
der identity. If this happened, there would be pages of
discrimination claims filling the pages of this newspa-
per. Notice their absence.
I fully support laws which ban discrimination based
on sexual orientation and gender identity, but the
Gainesville city ordinance goes beyond that to harm our
local businesses in order to appear progressive. I say
"appear" progressive because the city actually exempts
itself from the ordinance.
Vote for Amendment 1 on March 24.
Johnathan Lott is a political science and economics sopho-
more. His column appears on Thursdays.


The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator.
Reader response
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Student Government elections? watch Obama's speech last night? 59% NO
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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2009 0 ALLIGATOR, 7


Letter to the Editor
Words taken out of context
In Wednesday's article that cov-
ered President Bernie Machen's
town hall forum, I was appalled to
see that what I said was taken out of
context in order to beef up a medio-
cre story.
I would like for the readership of
the Alligator to note that I fully sup-


port the administration in this time
and completely understand that the
administration is unable to know
at this point what will happen next
year.
While I am worried that my pro-
gram maybe cut, I am more worried
that the UF student body will take
what this writer said to be accurate.


This town hall forum was open to
the student body and gave Machen
the ability to reach out to students
and see what their concerns were,
which is genuinely what happened.
Had the reporter been listening to
the forum and not circling the room
like paparazzo, she would have no-
ticed that.


As for how my quote was taken
out of context, I am ashamed of the
quality of the Alligator's writing
staff. I would call this article a fa-
cade of muckraking journalism, but
I am afraid that this term would be
too lenient on the writer. I implore
the editors of the Alligator to invest
more time in reading the articles


presented to them by their staff.
Not only will this raise the writ-
ing quality from poor to mediocre,
but also change its image from be-
ing the tabloid with the crossword
to being a respectable piece of jour-
nalism.
Joshua Perry
3LS


Column

Technology has a stranglehold on population, mass media


O the Colbert Report recently, there
as a joke in which Stephen pretend-
ed it was 1997 and wheeled out an old
dial-up modem, which he used to connect to
America Online. And, just like that, I was
nostalgic.
How I missed that grating dial-up process
and the frequent disconnections.
But, through the nostalgia, as I surfed the
Internet effortlessly on my fancy wireless
laptop, I started thinking about just how far
technology has come and how weird the
world will be to us 20 years from now.
Being the raconteur that I am, maybe a
story will help illustrate my point. A few days
ago I was hanging out with a good friend of
mine. We were just talking, joking about ran-
dom things pretty much the usual. Then
we both got text messages. For about the next
15 minutes, we barely said a word as each of
us got absorbed in sending and replying to
several texts at once. And what's absolutely


hilarious what makes me laugh to no end
- is that this is what, today, passes for two
people hanging out.
Remember the days before text messaging
- before cell phones even when in order
to hang out people actually had to (weird,
huh?) talk to each other. A person could get
hit with a wave of social anxiety just thinking
about it. I can't wait to see what things are
like for the next generation or so.
I fully expect children to invite their
friends over after school and each of them
plug into their very own virtual reality head-
set. One could be playing baseball, one at a
concert (the thought of how strange music
will be in the future, considering that in 50
short years we went from Sinatra to Nirvana,
terrifies me) and another, assuming global
warming leaves us with any water, could be
jet-skiing. And this kind of intensive social
interaction would be reserved only for the
best of friends!


The comedy of
E the future as some
sort of introvert's




letters@alligator.org ways, technologi-
cal advances are
about "could" and
not "should." I mean, is there really anyone
alive who thinks the iPod Shuffle was a good
idea? Technology is increasingly cutting us
off not only from the world but from one an-
other. Today a person doesn't even have to
leave his home to buy groceries. One can do
all their "social" interaction on the Internet,
if so inclined.
We're becoming a society of pale vam-
pires and not the Edward Cullen type so
praised on the message boards.


Technology has, of course, done great
things for the world. Medical advances
have saved countless lives, and only a Tyler
Durden-style Luddite would want to undo
such things. But the fact remains that some
advances of technology generally in the
field of mass communication cause just as
much harm, if not more, than they do good.
I'm reminded of a fantastic scene from
"Inherit the Wind" where Henry Drum-
mond tells us that "Gentlemen, progress has
never been a bargain. You've got to pay for
it. Sometimes I think there's a man behind a
counter who says, 'All right, you can have a
telephone, but you'll have to give up privacy,
the charm of distance...Mister, you may con-
quer the air, but the birds will lose their won-
der, and the clouds will smell of gasoline!'"
Think about it. And, please, do it outside
and with some IRL friends.
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8, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2009


UF VOTERS UNITE

Progress earns 8 Senate seats; Orange & Blue, Keg empty-handed


ELECTION from page 1
Johnson's father, Randy, R-Cele-
bration, was a representative in the
Florida House from 1998 to 2006.
"We're very proud. Jordan has
dedicated himself to the students,"
he said.
Meanwhile, the losing parties
stood dejectedly, shaking their
heads.
"This just shows what happens
when the independent movement
can't get on the same page when
they're facing a behemoth," said
Sen. Mark McShera, presidential
candidate for the Orange & Blue
Party.
Meanwhile, Progress Party presi-
dential candidate Ben Dictor took a
drag on his cigar at the announce-
ment of Unite's Executive win.
"We demonstrated to the Student
Body that an independent body can
run and be victorious," he said, add-
ing the party has made a name for
itself.
Current Student Body President
Kevin Reilly shouted, high-fived,
hugged and fist-pumped when
Johnson was announced as his suc-
cessor.
"I was surprised. I was expect-
ing a run-off," Reilly said. "I think
I'm leaving Student Government in
very good hands."


Results for the ballot's refer-
endum questions were also an-
nounced, including one initiative
to deny SG funding to facilities that
require use of biometric data, such
as a hand scan, for entry. About 64
percent of students voted to have a
tobacco-free campus, and about 68
percent supported creating a fund
for UF's BabyGator program. Also,
88 percent voted in favor of chang-
ing Florida law to allow an Early
Voting location on campus.
The last day of campaigning in-
volved a strong push from all par-
ties involved. Many touted party
signs between Turlington Plaza and
Plaza of the Americas.
When polls closed at 8 p.m., par-
ty members headed out to pop open
a few beers and relax before meeting
at the Orange & Brew around mid-
night to hear results.
About 30 members of the Prog-
ress Party packed the outside patio
of Tim and Terry's, the local pub
known for its live music and gritty
atmosphere.
The air was thick with cigar
smoke and live jazz music from
inside. At least three cases of Pabst
Blue Ribbon were ordered before
the party headed over to congregate
at the Orange & Brew.
The mood was optimistic but
cautious as candidates discussed
their chances.


"Whether or not we won the
war just yet, I don't know, but we
definitely beat the counter revolu-
tionaries," the party's presidential
candidate Ben Dictor said, wearing a
maroon beret and leather Member's
Only jacket.
Meanwhile, the mood was cel-
ebratory at The Swamp Restaurant,
the top floor of which was rented out
by the Unite Party. About 75 party
supporters attended, drinking and
chatting about the election season
Down the way, about 30 Orange
& Blue Party supporters gathered
at Gator City to hang out before
heading over to the Orange & Brew
around 10:30 p.m.
Cheers of "Let's Go Gator" rang
out from members of the Orange &
Blue Party when the Unite Party ar-
rived at the Orange & Brew around
midnight, referring to their claim
that the Unite Party and the Gator
Party from last fall are one in the
same. The Progress Party was the
first to arrive around 10:45 p.m. oc-
casionally launching into a deep
baritone rendition of "Solidarity
Forever."
Most parties shelled out more
than $5,000 for their campaigns.
The Orange & Blue Party spent
$5,204.50 and the Progress Party
spent $5,152.35. The Unite Party
surpassed both, spending $8,324.54,
while the Keg Party, which only ran


candidates for the executive ticket
raised about $200.
The night's beer tab was about
$370 at the Orange & Brew.
The Orange & Blue Party also
dropped $720 on airing campaign
ads against the Unite Party. McShera
said he did not regret airing the ads.
"The fact that Jordan Johnson
doesn't think he has to follow Flor-
ida law is worth voters knowing,"
he said, referring to the ad in which
Johnson is quoted during an Elec-
tions Commission meeting.


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Progress Party candidate Nick
Mildebrath criticized the ad.
"On every level the ad was crap,"
Mildebrath said.
Johnson said he felt rewarded for
running a clean campaign.
"Nobody wants to hear you say
bad things about somebody, espe-
cially when they're not true," he
said.
There have been about 40 elec-
tions complaints filed this campaign
season. The last 15, filed Wednes-
day, will be discussed Friday.


Orange & Blue party Sen. Sam Miorelli reads a copy of the election
results outside the Reitz Union. The party did not win any seats.


No decisions have been made in either college to cut undergrad programs


NURSING, from page 1


cutting the college's undergraduate programs
could save. The college had a budget of about
$29 million in 2007-2008, he said.
The College of Nursing, which had a bud-


get of almost $13 million in 2007-2008, not in-
cluding grants and private funds, has also been
shifting its focus to graduate education, said
Tracy Wright, the college's spokeswoman.
She said the college has not been planning
to eliminate the programs, however, and she
didn't know how much the move could save.


The college has 394 graduate students and
340 undergraduates cur-
UF rently enrolled. Another
Academics 333 freshmen and sopho-
mores are hoping to get
into the undergraduate program when they
become juniors, she said.


Both Lansford and Wright said they
couldn't say if professors would be laid off
if undergraduate programs were cut and
stressed the fact that no decisions have been
made yet.
"It's one of many alternatives to deal with
the budget cuts," Wright said.


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Sometimes good does triumph
over evil, impossible odds are
overcome and the hero kisses the
girl right before the credits roll.
Sounds pretty cheesy right?
Danny Boyle's Mumbai fairytale
"Slumdog Millionaire" embodies
all of the heartwarming qualities
of many rags-to-riches tales. But
despite the obvious cliches that
accompany any star-crossed love
story, "Slumdog Millionaire" is a
fully realized introspection on the
human condition beset by pov-
erty and thrown
out into a cruel
world. And al-
though the road
to redemption
is at times far-
fetched, the end
of the journey is
Boyle so fulfilling that
this story of love
and perseverance trumps any is-
sue of believability.
"Slumdog Millionaire" strad-
dles two story arcs throughout the
film, depicting the lead charac-
ter Jamal's stint on India's "Who
Wants to be a Millionaire" while
delving through the back story
of the boy's troubled and violent
childhood. A family life fractured
by death and poverty leads Jamal
and his brother Salim to grow up
quickly in the slums of India.
What is so clever about the film
is the interweaving of the flash-
backs with the real-time events
surrounding the game show. Each
question that Jamal answers on
his way toward the 20 million ru-
pee prize was known because of a
chance encounter or random event
from his past. Jamal is forced to
reveal his reasoning behind each
answer because at the film's start,
he is in jail on suspicion for cheat-
ing on the game show. How can
a poor, uneducated kid from the
slums really know the answer to
every question?
The film's strength is in its en-
grossing story. Three sets of actors
portray the leads in the film, de-
picting the evolution of the char-
acters Jamal, Salim and Latika
against the evolution of the city of
Mumbai itself. While no one actor
carries the film or delivers those
singular lines that films go down
in history for, the movie proceeds
to entice and entertain.
It seems fitting that a movie de-
picting the triumph of the human
spirit over incredible odds would
rely on an ensemble cast and a
strong script to reach Oscar glory.
"Slumdog Millionaire" won eight
of the 10 Academy Awards it was
nominated for Sunday, including
Best Picture, Best Director and
Best Adapted Screenplay.
"Slumdog Millionaire" delivers
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12, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2009


Girl Talk spins samples, shows


For all the crazy onstage
antics and dramatic perfor-
mances, Gregg Gillis is a mod-
est man.
He makes no pretenses of
living a high-profile rock-star
life or being the coolest kid on
the block.
"When I'm home I just work
on music or watch TV on the
couch," he said.
"When I perform, it's my
weekend as much as anyone
else's."
He feels no need to include
that his weekends, unlike
most others', take him from
his hometown of Pittsburgh to
Paris, San Francisco and Spain,
where he moves crowds of up
to thousands of people into a
frenzy.
"People don't realize the
level of safety and security
measures taken before a show
to prepare for craziness that
will go down," he said.
Gillis has been perform-
ing as Girl Talk for the past 10
years, but since 2006, with the
release of "Night Ripper," Girl
Talk's success caught on at an
infectious rate.
He credits the album's suc-
cess with timing. At about that
time, people were more famil-
iar with the idea of remixing
music, and media had become
very interactive, he said.
The taboos that were in
place in the underground
scene of sampling pop music
were fading.
"Before, there was this feel-
ing that if I was sampling a
Donnas song, I was pissing
people off or going against
their aesthetic," he said.
"Now in the indie or under-


EPHANIE GRANADA AVENUE WRI
ground scene it's not sacrilege
to mix with Britney."
Girl Talk came along and
filled the area where experi-
mental music met accessibil-
ity. The media caught hold of
the album and fans haven't
stopped dancing since.
"I knew it was more accessi-
ble, but I didn't know it would
be so big," he said.
For a year he held down his
job as a biomedical engineer,
playing gigs only on the week-
end and on
days off.
He was
happy to
keep a day
job and ex-
pand his
side project,
Gillis but the mo-
ment came
when he had to choose.
"All of a sudden I was head-
lining and selling out shows
and getting offers to go to Eu-
rope," he said. "I had to make
the obvious choice."
While most musicians and
even most other people would
drop their lives in a heartbeat
for the chance to record and
perform music full time, Girl
Talk was more hesitant.
"It was unprecedented that
anyone made a living out of
this," Gillis said.
"The biggest guy [in my
genre] I looked up to, at the
most played to 1000 people in
Cleveland, I thought 'Wow I'll
never be that big.'"
Before Girl Talk became an
international phenomenon,
Gillis was playing to crowds
of 30 people or less, making
enough money to cover gas.


Now his live shows yield
enough revenue to make a liv-
ing.
"Feed the Animals," Girl
Talk's latest album, is sold at
whatever price fans set.
Following the path of Ra-
diohead and Nine Inch Nails,
Girl Talk accepts the reality of
music on the Internet.
Girl Talk gives fans the op-
tion to take the album free, as
they can easily do online any-
way, or contribute as much as
they want.
"Live shows are what make
a living. If I hadn't made any
money off "Feed the Animals,"
I would have been OK," he
said.
"I feel very lucky to be able
to live off my fan base."
He reciprocates by allowing
his fans to be part of the show.
Girl Talk shows are a constant
flow of the audience and per-
former feeding off each other.
The man behind the laptop
will just as soon run into the
crowd and steal someone's
beer as he will invite fans on-
stage.
"There's a level of trust
there, like on some level they
are in the band," he said.
"Being on stage, they could
just as easily screw up the
show."
Gillis' interactivity with
the crowds he plays to and his
commitment to responding
to fans leads some audience
members to form a sense of
friendship with the artist.
"It's not like there is some
creepy pseudo-friendship go-
ing on," he said. "But some
people definitely feel a connec-
tion."


Facebook, BlackBerry makes cheating difficult


* ASHLEY ROSS
In a world where more is better, mo-
* nogamy can sometimes lead us down a
boring path. With more than 50,000 stu-
dents at UF, why only date one person?
0 Who wants to be stuck with only one
make-out partner when you can have
Stwo, three or even four?
We're in college, and it's the time
in our life when hormones are at an
* all-time high, flying around University
Avenue late at night seeking a drunken
mate to stumble back to the dorms with
* us. And, hey, there's no problem with
that.
0 It's time to experience, to get out
there and see what life has to offer. Lov-
ers are easily comparable to a pair of
0 shoes. You have to try on a few pairs on
before finding the perfect fit.
However, while fooling around with
two (or more) people at once may sound
fun and liberating, it might not be so
feasible.
Sleeping and sneaking around used


* AVENUE WRITER
to be so simple. George would go out
with Sally on Thursday night for din-
ner at Dragonfly and then meet up with
Sue at Swamp for a drink later that same
night. And there were no problems.
But now, Sally will write on George's
wall as soon as she gets home to thank
him for dinner, and this post will cer-
tainly show up on
Sue's news feed or a
at least on one of her It'and gi
friends', who will im- anc
no chance you
mediately text Sue away with foo
to let her know what mre than on
George has really been
up to.
I'm here to tell you
that while it may be fun and extra-plea-
surable to have a secondary sex buddy,
you are not safe anywhere.
It's a small world, boys and girls, and
there's no chance you'll be able to get
away with fooling around with more
than one person without the other per-


son or people finding out.
With technology out of control, it's
too quick and easy for someone to catch
you and snap a picture on his or her
BlackBerry without you even knowing.
If you're familiar with the "Gossip
Girl" TV show, you know exactly what
I'm talking about. If not, I'm sure you
can imagine. Simply touching the small
of a girl's back for a quick second with
a smile on your face
mall world, boys can be captured by a
rls, and there's camera phone and ex-
'II be able to get ploited even easier via
ling around with Facebook.
e person 9 And while being
caught on camera and
later online is what
nobody hopes for, it's
relatively effortless to get yourself out
of one of these situations.
"Oh that guy? Just a friend I know
from Tutoring Zone. We were taking
a shot in honor of being done with the
class." This can quickly sum up and ex-
cuse a photo. The inquirer might still


have his or her doubts, but for the most
part, you'll be in the clear.
What's even worse than being caught
technologically, though, is being caught
in person. Like I said, this small world
doesn't keep you safe enough, and most
on-the-spot excuses seem made up.
Plus, if you do get caught in person,
even a brilliant excuse won't hide the
remorseful look on your face.
So, the question remains: to cheat or
not to cheat? My suggestion is to weigh
the pros and cons.
Chances are if you're even think-
ing about cheating or sneaking around
behind someone's back, you probably
don't care enough about him or her
anyway, meaning that getting caught
wouldn't be the end of the world.
But if the person you might cheat on
is worth something to you, don't screw
it up (no pun intended), no matter how
horny you may be. Trying out a bunch
of different make-out partners certain-
ly has its perks, but back to the shoes,
there's nothing like a perfect fit.


Qn tfwenu ** * * *


Glengarry Glen Ross


updated, relatable

HENRY TAKSIER + AVENUE WRITER
Tim Altmeyer, director of "Glen- this time, all the characters are
garry Glen Ross," said his play in their early twenties. "By filling
includes a great deal of lively dis- the play with young people, I was
cussion. hoping the students would see
"If you love a good swear word, themselves reflected in the charac-
then come," he said. ters," he said.
Students may have heard of the References to the 1980s have all
1992 Oscar-nominated film of the been cut from the script. Technol-
same name, which featured an all- ogy has been updated to include
star cast, including Al Pacino and iPhones and the soundtrack in-
Kevin Spacey. eludes songs by
The film is also By filling the play with 50 Cent and Lil
based on the "f young people, I was hop- Wayne.
1982 play by ing the students would Altmeyer
David Mamet. see themselves reflected in the also added a
The play, characters. woman into the
hosted by the -Tim Altmeyer originally all-
UF School of Director male cast.
Theatre, will be "The kind of
performed at the McGuire Pavil- girl they'd normally pick up in a
ion Constans Theatre starting Fri- bar now has power over them," he
day and ending March 6. Student said.
tickets cost $9. One of the main characters
Altmeyer described it as "a is Richard Roma, the top-selling
story about the underbelly of the agent. Christopher Fahmie, who
American dream." plays Roma, described him as a
Young people go to college so "take-the-jacket-off-your-back kin-
they can learn to make money. da guy suave, fast-talking, and
"This play explores what it sleazy."
means to be driven by money," he He described the play as "un-
said. conventional, raw and desperate."
The characters in the play, a To highlight the relevance of
group of ambitious real estate the play, the director mentioned
salesmen, are faced with two some current events, including
choices: make it big, whatever it the subprime mortgage crisis, En-
takes, or get stepped on. ron and the corporate bailout. He
"There's a thin line between also said there's something special
good business practices and about seeing a live event.
fraud," Altmeyer said. "The actors and audience are
In Mamet's original play, the breathing the same air," Altmeyer
characters are middle-aged. Alt- said. "You can't get that in a movie
meyer made some adjustments theater."







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* 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

Affordable, Spacious, Comfortable
2br Townhomes from $650 w/W/D
3's from $850, Pet friendly
Close to UF, Oaks Mall, Butler Plaza
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

HOUSES ACROSS FROM UF
3 BLOCKS TO CAMPUS
2-5 BEDROOM AVAIL FALL
AS LOW AS $450/person
371-7777 CollegeParkUF.com
4-22-08-72-2


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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



2 & 3 Br's available now
Behind Butler Plaza
Close to UF, Pet friendly
Move in today & get 1 Month Free Rent *
373-1111 www.SpanishTrace.org
4-22-09-72-2



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



$400 Target Gift Card? Free School Books?
No Pet Rent? Sound good?
It's 1st come 1st serve at Bivens Cove!
These great specials & more avail for fall!!
Come by today & view our 1s. 2s, 3s, & 4s!!!
www.bivenscove.com 352-376-2507
4-22-08-72-2



Move in Today!
Rates starting at $329 per bedroom!
Waived Move-in Fees!*Tanning!
W/D in each unit!*FREE Cable
We love pets: 372-8100
4-22-72-2




The


Boardwalk
Move In Today!
One Month FREE & $0 Move In Fees
1/1-from $649*2/2-from $759*3/2-from $899
(352) 377-7401 www.theboardwalkapt.com
4-22-09-72-2



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



***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


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

A LOT for A Little
Rates as LOW as $329 per bed!
Free Cable w/ HBO*Tanning!
Huge 1,2,3 Beds*W/D in unit!
Waived Move-in Fees: 372-8100
4-22-08-72-2

LOVE GOING OUT?
Luxury 3/3TH Perfectly Located Downtown!
1 month free for fall &
no move-in fees from $500/person!
W/D*Free Parking*Pets Welcome
Live where you play!! 338-0002
www.arlingtonsquare.org
4-22-72-2

MUSEUM WALK
Gainesville's Best Kept Secret
Leasing for Fall & NOW!
Luxury 2/2 THs and 3/3 Flats
FREE Cable, FREE Tanning, FREE Alarms
Walk to UF *379-WALK
4-22-72-2

THREE BLOCKS TO UF!
2br/1ba from $700
No Move-in Fees! Water included
Wood floors avail! Pets loved!
FREE Parking! 372-7111
4-22-08-72-2

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

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

2 BLOCKS TO UF
Studios and 1/1 as low as $559
2/1 and 2/2 from $380-$599 per person
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 3-3-09-
70-2
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

Affordable, Spacious, Great Value!
Leasing for Fall is, 2s, 3s, & 4s
Prices from $305 $629/bedroom
Close to UF, Oaks Mall, Butler Plaza
Select units are townhomes, include w/d
Pet friendly, Pool, Tennis/Bball Courts
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


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1blk 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



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HW Floors, W/D hookups,
Pet Friendly $1700/mo
352-375-8256
4-22-68-2



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4 Blocks to UF. Cent AC, No Tow Parking,
Pet Friendly, $850/mo
352-375-8256
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8 Blocks to UF. Island Kitchen, WD hookups
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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 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


Studios and 1/1s ACROSS FROM UF
As low as $559
$0 MOVE IN FEES
Open late and weekends
371-7777 CollegeParkUF.com
4-22-09-59-2


Summit House 1BR/1 BA Available Now
$605 per month $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


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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


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, 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

Bivens Cove is everything you're looking for.
Close to UF and downtown! Two pools!
Free tanning! Pet Friendly!!!
1, 2, and 3 bedrooms ready right NOW!
Move in today & get One Month FREE plus
$0 move in fees.
www.bivenscove.com 352-376-2507
4-22-58-2


*CAMPUS EDGE CONDO*
2/2 Walk to UF, Shands & VA. Tile floor, W/D
in unit, avail fall. Reasonable rate.
vinyeung@ufl.edu 3-17-09-26-2


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Why Pay More??
2/2- $819; 3/2- $959
W/D Included*Pet Friendly*FREE Tanning
(352) 377-7401 www.theboardwalkapt.com
4-22-09-56-2

*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 Itsaol2@hotmail.com 3-3-
09-20-2

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

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. 3-5-09-20-2

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




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

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

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

$400-4/4 University Terrace condo; Some
utils incl. On routes 12 and 35. Immediate
occupancy. 352.514.3398 3-6-13-2

PET'S PARADISE
$375 $650. No app or pet fee. 1 & 2BR,
privacy fenced. SW. 352-331-2099 3-17-
09-15-2

CRICKET CLUB
Tower Rd. 4BR/2.5BA, 2 covered parking
spots, 1638 sq ft. Short term lease avail.
Larsson Mgmt Serv 352-373-605 3-3-10-2

MILL POND
Near mall. 2BR/2BA, garage, short term
lease possible. $975. Irene Larsson Mgmt
Serv 352-373-2605 3-3-10-2

2BR/2.5BA townhouse condo, 1 mi from UF.
On bus route. Incl W/D. Community club-
house, pool & fitness center. Wired for inter-
net & security system. $895/mo 332-8841,
lindalu@gatorhomes.com 3-3-09-10-2

Union Street Station 2br/2ba luxury condo.
Beautiful 3rd floor corner unit with alarm, nice
appliances, w/d, balcony, and free parking.
$1400/mo. call Eric Wild at 352-870-9453.
Live in style downtown! 3-17-20-2

Large and beautiful 3bd/2ba house near law
school. Avail. 8/1. Hardwood floors, screened
porch, wood deck, garage, w/d, bonus room
w/built-in bar, large fenced yard. $1600/mo.
Call Eric at 352-870-9453 3-17-20-2

NW 39 Av fancy 3br/2ba w/loft Ig open bright
Laminated wd-looking fir in loft. $775 XL 3/2
loft apt w/new ceramic firs & stainfree carpet
in huge brs $800-850. Nice 2br/2ba gated
patio, trees $630-670 373-8310, 219-3937
2-26-5-2

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 3-4-09-10-2

3 and 4 BR STEPS TO UF!
From $506 per person
$0 MOVE IN FEES
Pets Loved! W/D Available
371-7777 CollegeParkUF.com
4-22-09-41-2

Near UF 4BR/2BA house
wood floors, washer & dryer, central A/C
929 NW 22 ST. Available for August
Call Manny 352-317-4408 3-19-09-16-2

Downtown Gainesville
Union Street Station apt above Starbucks
2BR/2.5BA, den/study room, bambo floors,
granite counters, up-graded kitchen.Available
for August. Call Manny 352-317-4408
3-19-09-16-2

Near UF 5BR/3BA
2,600 sq ft house
630 NW 36 Street. Available for August
call Manny 352-317-4408 3-19-09-16-2

Very Nice Townhouse
3/3 in Rockwood Villas
Only $375/room or $1125/month
Large BRs & large closets Quiet area.
Great for Pro. students 941-737-6997
3-11-14-2


Quiet, Clean, Lots of Green Space
2BR/1BA house. $650/mo. Call 352-378-
9220 or mobile 213-3901 3-5-09-10-2

3BD/3BA LUXURY CONDO, 2 YRS OLD
Campus View North Steps from campus &
sorority row. All appliances, W/D, tile floors,
alarm system, 1st floor, patio/porch, dogs ok
w/dep. Avail. Aug 1, $1800 407-694-0692
4-3-30-2

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 2-27-5-2

Luxury Living 3 Blocks from UF!
Brand New, All-inclusive
Studios, 1BRs, and 2BRs
Call (352) 240-6961 CMC LLLP
Lic. Real Estate Broker 2-27-5-2

***MICANOPY HOUSE***
3BR/1BA. Bathroom is huge, large yard,
in Micanopy city, pets arranged. Cool old
house. $600/mo Ist/last/dep. Greg 214-3291
2-27-5-2

We have REAL 1/1s
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
3-27-19-2

4/2 HOME PLUS STUDY
Available 3/1/09. Corner lot, H/D 2385 sq ft
for $1500 + $1500 deposit. 3608 NW 22nd
PI. Call 352-214-1956 3-16-09-10-2

3bd/2ba, N.W. very clean, walk/ bike to law
school, w/d, fenced b.y., bonus room, central
H/AC, ceiling fans, entertainment center, lots
of closets. Sale or year lease. No section 8/
realtors. 352-375-6754. 3-30-09-20-2

Room and board in a very clean 3br/2ba,
central H/AC ceiling fans, w/d. N.W. walk /
bike to law school, $590. Bring roommmates
pay $395 per room (just rent) plus $295 for
bonus room. 352-375-6754. 3-30-09-20-2

1BR/1 BA $495/mo 3 blocks to UF. Apt in vin-
tage house. 112 NW 9th St.
2BR/1 BA house $575/mo. Fenced. 2016 NW
35th Ave 514-6281 3-16-09-10-2

Close to UF 2BR/1BA duplex hdwd, yard,
W/D, pets ok $835/mo 1010 NW 3 Ave
2BR/1BA home. Parking, W/D, yard, pet
ok Water incl $1075/mo 618 NW 14 Ave
1.5BR/1BA yard W/D hk-up Pet ok $635/mo
608 NW 24 Ave Avail 8/1/09 561-350-1552
3-16-09-10-2

One Block to UF, 2/2.5 bath townhouse.
Wood floors, washer/dryer, dishwasher,
parking, avail 8/1. 1017 SW 1st Avenue, Call
514-4915 or visit www.forrentgainesville.com
3-3-09-5-2

2 Bedroom/2 Bath condo. 1 car attached
garage & screened lanai. Vaulted ceiling
with fireplace. Very private & quiet with pool.
Less than 5 miles to UF and SFCC. $1,000
month. Perfect for Prof. Call 352-514-4805
3-16-8-2


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2 BD/1BA CONDO,675 per month, W/D in
unit, NO Pet fee, NO security deposit, NO
towing. First/Last month rqd. Available May
1st. Call (813)624-2373. 2-27-09-5-3

Gainesville Place Apartments 1 BR in 4BR
Apartment, Washer/Dryer, water, electric,
HBO, high speed internet included. $539 obo
Jason 941-716-2150 3-2-09-5-3

1/1 sublet in a 2/2, $400/mo, W/D in unit,
cable-int-utilities-elec included, 10 min walk
to campus, available May 1, call 561-310-
3783 3-4-5-3

1BD/1BA Less than a block to campus near
13th and Univ Ave. $555/month May 1- July
31st email Stacy at sls22@ufl.edu 3-4-09-
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


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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


-:: 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
$450/MONTH per room 561-756-5368 3-3-
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 2-27-
09-21-4

Rooming House, 2 rooms open single per-
son. $100 p/w. Full cable +TV. 262-6748 for
all info. No text mssg. Will not respond. Talk
in person only. 3-3-10-4

Roommate needed for this summer and/
or upcoming '09-'10 school year. House
located in upscale subdivision of Capri lo-
cated off 34th street. $350/month includes
EVERYTHING(utilities, internet,gym...)! easy
commute with bus route directly to campus.
female student, non-smoker, no pets is pre-
ferred. call (863)521-2078 or
email aloha75@ufl.edu. 3-6-10-4

Enjoy A Romantic Old House
Near library downtown. $295-$375/rm + utils.
Short term. No pets. No smoking. 378-1304
3-6-09-12-4

Room w/ private bath and laminated wood
floors for rent in large home with 3 mature
females. $550/month all utilities included.
W/D, wireless internet, and regular cable are
available to use. Call 239-225-5259. 2-26-
09-5-4

Room for rent. 2/2 in Brandywine on Old
Archer. Available immediately, flexible du-
ration. $360 + 1/2 util. Call Shane 941-932-
1189. 3-20-20-4

Looking for male college student (preferred)
to share 4BR/4BA condo with same. Own
bathroom. W/D, high speed internet. Includes
utilities $350/mo (available immediately) 863-
634-1893 3-16-09-10-4







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Male roommate needed. Share furn 3BR/2BA
house w/yng prof $400/mo +1/2 util Directv,
ph, wireless, Vonage, elec. W/D, ofc space
pvt BA (morn) Ig yd fenced, pets ok, trees,
wooddeck, hottub, pond. UF-15 min drive,
near bus, Lakeview Ests 352-682-6297
3-16-10-4

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 3-17-
09-10-4

1BR in a 3/2 on gorgeous Millhopper Rd.
$475/Mo.incl util. Non smoker. Pvt. Pool,
W/D, internet. 352-870-2045. 3-3-5-4

SUMMER09.ROOM AVAILABLE IN A 2/2
FURNISHED APT @ WINDSOR PARK.$500
ALL INCLUSIVE.3 BUS ROUTES,10 MIN
FROM UF,GREAT AMENITIES.CALL/TEXT
ANGIE 786-239-2740 3-3-5-4

$350-House by UF 2 students looking
for roomate in Aug '09. NW 7th pl.w/d,fire
pit,huge yard, big screened porch,new
appl,fireplace. Email:c123@ufl.edu 3-6-09-
7-4

$490 Mo, 1BR/1BA in 2BR/2.5BA town-
house, new construction, near UF, direct bus
line to UF, incl all utils, cable TV, Wireless
Internet, pool, exercise room, professional/
grad students only. Call 904-608-7609 3-4-
09-5-4


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home and much more in the ALLIGATOR
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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


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

DOUBLE WIDE MOBILE HOME completely
remodeled. 2 miles to UF in Oak Park Village,
4000 SW Archer Rd Lot H21. Very nice! New
carpet, wood floors, metal roof. Perfect for
sutdents. $8500. 352-256-0999 3-5-09-9-5

COUNTRYSIDE 4BR/4BA CONDO
1.5 mi to UF on bus route. 1st floor, W/D, se-
curity gate, pool. Fully rented unitil July 31st.
Rent 3 rooms and you live for free. $181,900.
386-672-6969 3-24-09-15-5


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 Nice dresser $60
* Table & 4 chairs $80 Lawn mower $50.
Call 352-363-7045 or 352-215-3403
2-26-10-6

14" Slip-On Florida Gator Bar Stool Covers,
$24. buy Now! 727-530-7300; www.
CoolBarStools-Covers.com 3-18-09-10-6


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


C 0 PUTERB
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





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

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

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

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

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

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

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


2005 VESPA LX50 SCOOTER
7k miles. Light blue, Very good condition.
Well maintained. $1950/OBO. Call 352-422-
0411 2-27-5-11

Schwinn Graduate moped,silver 2006,970
miles, runs great,1.9 hp one owner great gas
mileage must see. asking $1200.00. Call and
leave a msg 352-337-6606. 3-3-5-11


FAST CASH FOR ALMOST ANY CARS 0
ORunning 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*****
0000* SUN CITY AUTO SALESOOSOS
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

$$ CASH TODAY! $$
For Your Unwanted Cars
Junk!! Trucks, RVs, & Wrecks!!!
TOP DOLLAR PAID!
386-234-0072 & 386-234-0075
2-27-09-24-12

FOR SALE OR TRADE
1988 Chevy Astro Van
Like new. $2000. Call 376-0999 2-26-5-12

2004 Honda Civic VP- Awesome condition!,
62300 miles, midnight blue, MUST SELL!
Contact Me- (352)-213-5467
fab33150@gmail.com 2-26-3-12




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 2-26-09-74-13


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

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

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


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


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







THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2009 U ALLIGATOR, 17


An awesome summer job.
If you're looking to spend this summer out-
doors, have fun while you work, and make
lifelong friends, then look no further. Camp
Mataponi, a residential camp in Maine, has
female/male summertime openings for Land
Sports, Waterfront (small crafts, skiing, life
guarding, WSI, boat drivers), Ropes Course,
Tennis, H.B. Riding, Arts & Crafts, Theater,
Cooking, Gymnastics, Dance, Videography,
Group Leaders & more. Top salaries plus
room/board & travel provided. Call us today
toll free at 1-561-748-3684 or apply online at
www.campmataponi.com. 3-19-09-28-14

Summer Jobs
$2100
Co-ed camp
Room and Board included

Get Paid to Play!
The Florida Elks Youth Camp (FEYC) needs
male and female summer camp counselors
ages 18 and up. FEYC is an over-night camp
located off of Highway 450 in Umatilla, FL.
The camp runs June 8 July 25. Please
contact Krys Ragland at 1-800-523-1673
Ext. 251 or 352 455-4267 4-22-09-72-14.

Atttorney needed for will contest. Florida
Bar certified. Preferably someone new and
affordable. 352-332-0515 or 352-222-0267
3-4-09-20-14

*STUDENT WORK*
Great Pay
PT/FT Avail,
Cust. Sales/Service
Flex Sched,
Conditions Apply
Call ASAP
(352) 872-6655
3-2-09-14-14

LEASING AGENT PT
Friendly, energetic person. Experience
preferred. Great benefits. Must be avail
afternoons & weekends. Apply in person,
Spyglass Apartments. DFWP 4-22-09-45-
14

Palm Breeze Youth Services, Inc. a
Gainesville, not for profit corporation is look-
ing for UF students, faculty and administra-
tors that are interested in helping us start a
charter school for at risk middle schoolers.
We also need volunteers for gardening and
agromony. Please call Ken Van Nortwick,
352-339-1746 3-6-09-16-14

OFFICE ASSISTANT FT.
Passion for language & fitness. Avid reader,
interest in MMA a plus. Computer fluency.
Eye for detail. 1+ year. Resume to 626 NE
1st St. 32601, paulsrothstein@yahoo.com
3-4-09-10-14

Attention smokers! Do you want to quit smok-
ing? Smokers are needed to participate in a
smoking cessation study. You will be com-
pensated for your participation. If interested,
call the UF Smoking Lab and Clinic at 352-
273-2188 or email ufsmokelab@gmail.com.
2-27-13-14

PT PRESCHOOL TEACHERS
Needed for Jewish Dayshool. Day & times
flexible. Call 376-1508 ext 110 2-27-09-8-
14

WEB PAGE DESIGNER PT
Special projects. Resume to 626 NE 1st St.
Gville 32601 or paulsrothstein@yahoo.com
3-4-09-10-14





frozen yogurt

Now Hiring reliable, outgoing PT employee
pref with food service exp. Daytime avail
req. Text 850-758-8154 to set up interview.
3-19-15-14

Mother's helper 2:30-6 weekdays.
Child care(10&12 y/o),errands, etc.
Need references and good car.
Reply housekeeper9@gmail.com
3-2-09-7-14

Sales Agents Needed! Great Student Job!
Gainesville based travel agency is now ac-
cepting. Please send your resume to jessi-
calovejoy88@gmail.com 2-27-5-14


CHILDCARE NEEDED
in my SW home. Mon thru Fri 9am 3pm.
Must have own transportation, refs required.
$8/hr 352-494-8848 2-27-4-14


DELIVERY DRIVER $15/HR
GatorDominos.com/jobs
3-22-40-14


PT EVENTS & MARKETING
Gator Dominos. Contact 284-3733
4-22-40-14

NANNY NEEDED
for M,T,TH 6am to 4;3 kids/$12/hr; must have
newborn exp; must commit for lyr+ email re-
sume, pix, photo to Noah's Ark Nanny gnv@
nanoneone.com 3-16-09-10-14

CAREGIVERS WANTED
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Sports
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2009


ALLIGATOR
www.alligatorSports.org


Nelson's shutout leads to win vs. No. 6 Michigan


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UF pitcher Stacey Nelson throws a pitch during the Gators' 3-0 win against Baylor on Feb. 6. Nelson
threw a shutout against No. 6 Michigan on Wednesday.


* UF SCORED 4 RUNS IN THE
FIRST TWO INNINGS.

By ADAM BERRY
Alligator Staff Writer
aberry@alligator.org

After taking down the No. 6 team
in the nation, Stacey Nelson felt like
she was just getting started.
With Nelson in the circle, the
No. 2 UF softball team (13-2) held
Michigan (12-4) scoreless on three
hits while putting 4 quick runs on
the board Wednesday afternoon in
Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium.
Nelson (6-2) struck out nine bat-
ters on the day, but the senior ace
felt like she could have kept pitch-
ing for quite some time after the fi-
nal out.
"I had an abnormal amount of
energy before the game today, so I
probably could have pitched four
games," Nelson said.
Nelson kept the Wolverines, who
averaged nearly 4.5 runs per game
before Wednesday, off the score-
board in seven innings of work, but
the Gators removed some of the
pressure from Nelson early in the


game by putting runs on the board.
Tiffany DeFelice, who entered the
game with only one RBI this season,
drove in 2 runs with two outs in the
bottom of the first on a double that
flew just over the shortstop's glove
into left field.
"It felt good because I've been
struggling a little bit lately," DeFe-
lice said. "It felt kind of good to ac-
tually get my job done."
UF coach Tim Walton said he is
confident in the sophomore slugger
to perform in the fifth spot in the or-
der despite her inconsistent play at
the plate early in the season.
"If we're going to win a champi-
onship, it's going to be with Tiffany
DeFelice in the five hole," Walton
said.
"I think that's important for me
to maintain that consistency."
After DeFelice drove in the
Gators' first 2 runs in the first in-
ning, center fielder Kim Waleszonia
followed suit in the second.
Michigan replaced starting pitch-
er Nikki Nemitz (7-2) with Jordan
Taylor after just 1 1/3 innings, but
Waleszonia singled up the middle
to send home 2 more runs, putting
SEE SOFT, PAGE 19


UF BASEBALL

Grand slam powers Gators


By EVAN DREXLER
Alligator Staff Writer
edrexler@alligator.org

Anything Eastern Michigan can do,
UF can do better.
After the Eagles launched a two-out
grand slam off Gators starter Anthony
DeSclafani in the third inning, UF right
fielder Riley Cooper blasted one of his
own to the parking lot behind left field on
the first pitch from reliever Corey Chaf-
fins.
Cooper crushed the ball, and it didn't
take long for him to realize it was a home
run.
"(I knew) as soon as I hit it," Cooper
said.
The grand slam from Cooper UF's
first since Cole Figureoa hit one in Miami
on March 2 last season put the Gators
up 8-4 and carried them all the way to
their 17-6 victory Wednesday night at
McKethan Stadium.
Things looked bleak for the No. 24


Gators (5-0) after the Eagles' grand slam.
After scoring 4 runs in the first inning and
having its first five batters get hits, UF's
bats went cold. They didn't tally a hit in
the second, third or fourth inning.
"This year, he's kind of had a
fresh start from the beginning,
and he's earned his way into the
lineup earlier."
Kevin O'Sullivan
UF baseball coach

But on a chilly night at McKethan Sta-
dium, Cooper's shot heated the whole
team up UF scored 7 more runs in the
sixth inning, and catcher Buddy Mun-
roe had a 3-run homer of his own. What
looked like it could be a close game be-
came a blowout very quickly.
Compared to last season, when Cooper
hit just .207 and had 25 of his 58 at-bats

SEE BASE, PAGE 19


UF doesn't merit Tourney spot


The Gators will get good news
on March 15. After a one-year
hiatus, they'll be back in the
NCAA Tournament. The UF logo will
flash on the television screen, and the
players and coaching staff will be able
to breathe a sigh of relief. Their repu-
tation as a prominent basketball pro-
gram will be back.
But they don't deserve it.
Is it because of their effort? No.
Their effort has improved in the past
year, and the players are taking losses
harder than they did last season. They
should be praised for that.
Is it because the Southeastern Con-
ference is as weak as it has been in
years? Not entirely, no. A weak con-
ference actually helps the Gators get
in, and no team should be judged
negatively just because its conference
- which is normally among the elite


off year.
What about
that lack of size
that will surely
Brian Steele lead to them get-
ting dominated
Steele-ing Bases by bigger, stron-
bsteele@alligator.org by bigger, stron-
ger teams in the
tourney? No
again. Plenty of shooter-heavy teams
have made it far based on that ability
alone.
It's because they aren't good
enough. They've come close to being
good enough on several occasions
- but whatever that proverbial sports
hump is, this team can't get over it.
They can't figure out how to take the
next step, at least not as a whole. Nick
Calathes is one of the best players in
SEE BRIAN, PAGE 19


NCAA Men's Basketball
(2) Connecticut 93
(8) Marquette 82
NBA
Magic 114
Knicks 109


SEC East Men's Hoops
1. South Carolina 9-4
2. Kentucky 8-5
3. Tennessee 8-5
4. UF 8-5
5. Vanderbilt 5-8


POL QUSTIO


Today's question: Does the UF men's basketball team deserve to make the
NCAA Tournament this season?

Previous question: How much longer will Urban Meyer continue to coach
football? (see right for results)


6-10 yrs
11-15
21+
1-5
16-20


Percent (Votes)
33% (29)
33% (29)
16% (14)
11% (10)
8% (7)
89 TOTAL VOTES






THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2009 U ALLIGATOR, 19


DeSclafani gives up 5 earned runs, strikes out four in first college game


BASE, from page 18


end in strikeouts, he's performing
much better for the team.
"He's in the flow of the team
a lot better," UF coach Kevin
O'Sullivan said.
"This year, he's kind of had a
fresh start from the beginning,
and he's earned his way into the
lineup earlier."
The team had a season-high 18
hits by the time the last out was
made. The Gators are averaging
9.4 runs and 11.8 hits per game af-
ter their first week of the year.
After having no home runs
coming into the night, UF ended
the evening with three.
Senior left fielder Avery Barnes
took one out of the park in the
first at-bat of the game. It was the
Gators' first leadoff homer since
Gavin Dickey hit one against South
Carolina on March 25, 2006.
O'Sullivan emptied the bench
by the end of the night: Fifteen
Gators had a chance at the plate.


The UF pitching staff also had
six pitchers get some experience
Wednesday night.
"We got a lot of guys on the
mound. We got a lot of guys to get
some at-bats," O'Sullivan said. "A
lot of the youngsters got their feet
wet."
The most important experience
might have gone to DeSclafani.
It took three pitches for him
to register his first career strike-
out, but the rest of the freshman's
night wasn't nearly as easy.
DeSclafani came out after the
third inning having allowed 5
earned runs. He struck out four
and walked one in his college de-
but.
Reliever Kevin Chapman (1-0,
0.00 ERA), who pitched the fourth
and fifth innings, earned the vic-
tory for the Gators and got the
game ball.
"He did a really, really nice job
for us, settled things down in the
middle innings," O'Sullivan said.
"That's what you need in games
like this."


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UF right fielder Riley Cooper takes a lead off second base during the Gators' 6-3 win against Louisville
on Friday at McKethan Stadium. Cooper hit a grand slam Wednesday against Eastern Michigan.


PGA TOUR

Woods back in form after injury


THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

MARANA, Ariz. Tiger Woods said he was
ready to go after eight months away from golf.
Was he ever.
Woods ended his 253-day break from competi-
tion Wednesday with a spectacular start at the Ac-
centure Match Play Championship, going birdie-
eagle to build a quick lead in his opening match
against an overwhelmed Brendan Jones.
Woods poured it on late, eagling the par-5 13th
hole to go 4 up with five holes to play. Jones had
little chance on a day when Woods was as hot as
the desert sun.
The world's No. 1 player said he looked forward
to the rush of competition, something he had not
experienced since he won the U.S. Open in a playoff
June 16 on one good leg. He had season-ending sur-
gery on his left knee a week later.
Fans packed into the bleachers around the first
tee, with more lined up behind the ropes all the way
to the green, and the cheer when Woods walked
onto the tee could be heard all the way down the
fairway.
Woods backed off his tee shot, and without much
expression, belted a fairway metal down the right
side of the fairway.
"You are back!" one spectator shouted.
From 167 yards, Woods hit an 8-iron toward the
middle of the green that caught a ridge and stopped
5 feet from the hole, which he converted for birdie
to go 1 up. The par-5 second was even better, as
Woods posed over his second shot and offered a
gentle fist pump when he stopped 4 feet from the
hole. He never had to make his eagle putt when


Jones settled for par.
So much for the rust at least early.
Woods found the bunker on the par-3 third, the
ball on a slight downslope, leaving him no chance
to get it close. He wound up with a bogey to halve
the hole and didn't look nearly as crisp the rest of
the front nine.
Jones cut into the lead when Woods came up
short of the seventh green and made birdie, then
Woods answered with a 6-foot birdie on the eighth.
He was 2 up heading to the back nine.
The gallery hustled through the desert to watch
every shot, missing some entertain-
ing golf around the rest of Dove
Mountain.
Three days after Phil Mickelson
Sblew a lead and rallied to win at
Riviera, he did it again.
Lefty was 4 up with five holes
to play when former U.S. Open
Woods champion Angel Cabrera won the
next four holes three of those with birdies to
force overtime. Mickelson won on the 19th hole.
Anthony Kim never lost a hole against Lin Wen-
Tang, beating him 7 and 5. Camilo Villegas had the
shortest day of work at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club,
hammering Rod Pampling of Australia, 7 and 6.
Trevor Immelman got off to the best start, holing
out with a 9-iron for eagle on the opening hole. But
the Masters champion wound up losing when Shin-
go Katayama fired off three birdies and an eagle on
the back nine, winning 3 and 2.
That was the lesson for Woods at the Match Play
- the finish is always more important than the
start.


Gators' win restores confidence after weekend loss to No. 3 Washington


SOFT, from page 18


UF up 4-0 after two innings.
After giving up 2 quick runs,
Taylor gave up no runs and only
allowed one hit the rest of the
game, but Michigan was not able


to produce at the plate against
Nelson. Even when the Wolver-
ines threatened to score in the
sixth inning, the Gators took care
of business in the field.
With Michigan's Teddi Ew-
ing in scoring position, Molly
Bausher singled to right field, but


Kelsey Bruder fired the ball in
to catcher Kristina
j Hilberth, ending
the inning and pre-
S serving the shutout.
Softball "I tried to tell
myself before that
batter came up, 'Don't let them


score,' and I let them get a hit,"
Nelson said. "So when your team-
mate can pick you up like that, it
really feels good as a pitcher."
By taking down a highly
ranked opponent with relative
ease, the Gators removed some
of the lingering doubts about the


team after it fell to No. 3 Wash-
ington on Friday in Palm Springs,
Calif.
"After all the ups and downs
that we faced in California, to be
able to come out and still prove
that we still can win was good,"
Nelson said.


BRIAN, from page 18

the nation, but he plays for a team with role players who
are asked to be starters.
"We actually were outplaying them for a good portion
of the game," freshman guard Erving Walker said after
UF's 81-75 loss at LSU, the most recent example of the
team not having what it takes to be a tournament team.
That's the problem. Walker's right. The Gators did out-
play the Tigers for most of the game, and they very well
could have won the game. Instead, they looked like a team
that doesn't know how to win in the last 10 minutes.
They don't understand how to win a "big game," the
game that makes Joe Schmo look up at his TV the next
morning while scarfing down Cheerios and watching
SportsCenter and say, "Nice win, Florida." That hasn't
happened in almost two years now.
I don't know why this is, and I'm not in the locker room
or practice facility to know the truth. What I do know,
however, is that this team will make the tournament based
on its reputation, and they'll lose in the opening weekend
because they aren't deserving of that reputation.
There is always something new that it isn't getting.
Whether it's defensive intensity, focus in practice or, now,
what qualifies as a good shot, this team has not proven it
can put the complete package together with a nice bow on
top. And teams in the NCAA Tournament shouldn't be
given bids without proving this.
"We've played at Florida State, Kentucky, Tennessee,"
Walker said. "We're not going to use (lack of experience)
as an excuse."
Walker is right again. Whether it's a lack of experience
or anything else, there are no more reasons for not taking
the next step.
The reality is, though, that staircase still looks pretty
long to the Gators.




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