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Opposing groups



debate Charter



Amendment 1


Editors Note: Shelbi Day of Equal-
ity is Gainesville's Business and
Jim Gilbert of Citizens for Good
Public Policy debate the merits
of Charter Amendment 1, which
will appear on the ballot for the
Gainesville City Elections held
March 24.

By HUNTER SIZEMORE
Alligator Writer
jhsizemore@alligator.org

Charter Amendment I reads:
The City shall not enact, adopt,
enforce or administer any ordi-
nance, regulation, rule or policy
which provides or entitles any
person to claim protected status,
quota preferences or have a claim

LOCAL


of discrimination based upon a
classification, characteristic or
orientation not recognized by the
Florida Civil Rights Act (Fla. Stat.
ss. 760.01-760.11 and 509.092). Any
ordinance or regulation enacted
before this amendment or after
shall be construed in conformance
with the Florida Civil Rights Act.
Any ordinance that violates this
provision shall be void.

Please summarize your
position on Amendment 1:

Citizens for Good Public Policy:
"Citizens for Good Public Poli-
cy believes civil government has a

SEE TRANSGENDER, PAGE 9


UF group offers help to fire-ravaged Peaceful Paths


By HUNTER SIZEMORE
Alligator Staff Writer
jhsizemore@alligator.org

After Peaceful Paths, an organisation that
aids battered women, burned down early
Wednesday morning, a UF club reached out.
Victory Over Violence, a domestic violence
awareness organization at UF, increased its
promised donation to Peaceful Paths. The or-


ganization already planned to donate 45 per-
cent of its proceeds from its upcoming produc-
tion of "The Vagina Monologues" to Peaceful
Paths.
But after the fire, Victory Over Violence
said they would donate 90 percent, said De-
nise Calle, an active member of Victory Over
Violence.
"When I first heard what happened, I start-
ed crying," said Calle. "But it gives us a lot of


motivation to make things better."
"The Vagina Monologues" features a se-
ries of women who discuss the hardships and
delights of being a woman, from screaming
orgasms to embarrassing bodily functions. In
2008, the production brought in $900 to $1,000,
Calle said.
Ten percent of the proceeds will go to
V-Day, a global movement to end violence
against women. Originally Peaceful Paths was


to split the proceeds with Arbor House, a shel-
ter for pregnant women.
But after the fire, Victory Over Violence
thought it best to donate the full 90 percent to
Peaceful Paths.
Arbor House agrees it's the right thing to
do.
"I think that is wonderful, and we plan to
help in any way that we can," said Gwen Gad-
aire, director of Arbor House.


UF seeks $37M to preserve historic Florida buildings


University hopes

By THOMAS STEWART
Alligator Staff Writer
tstewart@alligator.org

ST. AUGUSTINE UF will
take another stab at securing funds
this year to take care of 34 historic


to conduct more research there dents.
Poppell said UF would like to
buildings in St. Augustine. buildings. see the buildings preserved for
The university is seeking about Ed Poppell, UF's vice presi- their historic value,
$32 million from the state and al- dent for Business Affairs, was in State so UF students and
most $5 million from the National St. Augustine on Thursday pre- News professors can con-
P, akQ. S 4i Ab, ,4- tPl n10 i1i ; 4-I 1i 4-h Al t ;ii f duct more research


pegged for a visitors' center, and
$27 million is for restoring the


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the city, the state and the National
Park Service, as well as city resi-


in the area.
The College of Design, Con-


struction and Planning, he said,
studies the preservation of histor-
ic buildings in St. Augustine. UF's
archaeologists study a variety of
things in the city as well, he said,
and the College of Law uses the
city to study historic law.
Poppell said UF is considering
SEE AUGUSTINE, PAGE 9


UF guards Nick
Calathes (right) and
Erving Walker got
into a spat during
the Gators' loss to
LSU on Tuesday, but
the two will have no
trouble sharing the
ball against Tennes-
see on Sunday.
See Story, Page 18.


2 men arrested for taking train on joyride
MIAMI (AP) Authorities say they've arrested two
men who took a 120-ton freight train on a joyride in Mi-
ami earlier this week.
Miami-Dade police say 23-year-old Alex Johnson-
Self and 21-year-old Brandon Dowdy were found and
arrested Wednesday. A CSX employee reported Mon-
day that a diesel locomotive had disappeared from a
southwest Miami-Dade turnaround late Sunday night.
It was recovered about 7 miles to the south a few hours
later. No injuries were reported. The two men face sev-
eral charges, including grand theft and burglary.


For the first
time, UF will offer
a two-week study
abroad program
in Antarctica and
Argentina during
winter break.
See Story, Page 4.


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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2009


Learning in the Light
Ashley Spencer, 9, does homework math problems at her desk during a home-school les-
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2, ALLIGATOR U FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2009

News Today


LOCAL
Underage drinking targeted
Five underage drinkers were
arrested Wednesday when GPD
officers did a routine check of bars
in midtown.
Three were arrested at Balls
and two at Copper Monkey, ac-
cording to a GPD press release.
Also, two Gainesville bars
and four convenience stores were
caught selling alcohol to minors.
GPD sent underage shoppers
into gas stations and supermar-
kets to buy alcohol, the GPD re-
lease stated.
After going to 33 stores, four
employees from four gas stations
including Texaco, 4909 N.W. 39th
St., and Kangaroo, 1255 W. Uni-
versity Ave., were given written
arrests for selling alcohol to un-
derage customers.
In three of the stores, a 17-year-
old successfully purchased a 16 oz.
can of Tilt, the Anheuser-Busch al-
coholic energy drink.
"Our goal for this detail was
zero arrests," said GPD spokes-
man Keith Kameg. "We are get-
ting a lot closer to our goal. Four
out of 33 isn't that bad."
To crack down on underage
drinking at Copper Monkey, Rob-
ert Smith said he was hired by
owner Richard Kesselring.
As a state-certified private in-
vestigator, Smith said he came up
with solutions to catch those at-
tempting to drink underage.
Patrons must show two forms
of valid ID to get a 21 and up
wristband, Smith said.
In addition to a Florida driver's
license, a credit card or student ID
card must be shown, Smith said.
"If they don't have either of
those, they have to sign our log-
in sheet," Smith said. "Then we
check the signature on the sheet
with the signature on their ID."
Smith also installed six cam-
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the two girls who were arrested
Wednesday showed security val-
id ID cards that stated they of age.
When GPD came, the girls gave
officers their real licenses that
showed they were not, he said
Smith said that he plans to im-
plement scanners so that security
can scan IDs to make sure each is
real. The scanners will cost about
$1,200 each, he said.
KATIE EMMETS


Patrol focuses on warnings
What's blue and white and
crashes your party at 3 a.m.?
It's the Gainesville Police
Department's Party Patrol, but
there's good news: The police
would rather give warnings than
citations.
In 2007, the Party Patrol issued
more than 1,000 noise warnings
but fewer than 50 noise citations.
Complete information for 2008
has not been released, but GPD
Lt. David Rowe said that the
numbers usually stay static from
year to year.
Since 2000, the unit has cruised
Gainesville on Fridays and Satur-
days to make sure that get-togeth-
ers stay within legal limits.
The unit has five officers on
duty each weekend from about 10
p.m. to 4 a.m.
Lowe said the patrol enforces
underage drinking rules, open
container laws and the state open-
house party law, which holds
hosts responsible for making sure
minors don't consume alcohol.
According to GPD spokesman
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to encourage responsible behavior
in local residents, especially stu-
dents.
The Party Patrol mostly focuses
on enforcing noise ordinances.
"Noise is the number one fo-
cus," he said. "Drinking is second-
ary but not ignored."
UF finance senior Andres Val-
buena said the Party Patrol gave
him written warnings at his Coun-
try Village apartment.
Valbuena said that he and his
friends were playing a drinking
game when a GPD officer respond-
ed to a neighbor's complaint.
"He gave us a warning," Val-
buena said. "But he said if he had
to come back again, it was going to
get serious."
EMILY FUGGETTA

CLARIFICATION
The Alligator implied that Citi-
zens for Good Public felt GLBT
rights would be "collateral dam-
age" of Amendment 1. That quote
was taken out of context, accord-
ing to Jim Gilbert. The nullification
of the sexual orientation provision
in the Code of Ordinances is collat-
eral damage from the City Com-
mission's actions in tying all rights
together in the cities' charter.


The Alligator strives to be
accurate and clear in its news
reports and editorials. If you
find an error, please call our
newsroom at (352) 376-4458
or send an e-mail to editor@
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4, ALLIGATOR U FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2009


Voters reject hand scanners


* 61 PERCENT OPPOSED
THE INITIATIVE.

By CHELSEA KEENAN
Alligator Writer

Sixty-one percent of the
nearly 10,000 students who
cast a ballot in this week's Stu-
dent Government elections
voted in favor of withholding
funding from facilities that re-
quire biometric data, such as a
hand scan, for entry.
The passed initiative is
binding and will be incorpo-
rated into the Student Body
statutes.
Its implementation would
affect Rec Sports, since the
organization receives most of
its funding from students' Ac-
tivity and Service Fees, which
make up SG's nearly $13 mil-
lion budget.
UF Rec Sports director Da-
vid Bowles said he was sure
he could work out a solution
with SG leaders and would


not comment further.
A similar question ap-
peared on fall's SG ballot.
But though 84 percent of
students voted against re-
quiring hand scans to gain
entrance to UF recreational fa-
cilities, little resulted since the
question was a referendum
and was therefore nonbind-
ing.
"We're lucky voters
have more sense than
the Senate did."
Ben Cavataro
Student Senator

Orange and Blue Party
Sen. Ben Cavataro presented
legislation during a fall Sen-
ate meeting which, if passed,
would have required hand
scans be optional for entry in
order for funding to be given.
The majority of senators voted
against the legislation.
As a result, several sena-


tors from the Orange and Blue
Party worked on collecting
1,300 signatures to have the
question appear as an initia-
tive on spring's ballot, accord-
ing to Orange and Blue Party
Sen. Jonathan Ossip, who au-
thored the question.
"We're lucky voters have
more sense than the Senate
did," Cavataro said, adding
since the initiative passed, it
will be made into law during
Tuesday's Senate meeting.
"It becomes a law just as if
it was passed by the Senate,"
he said.
Senate President Jordan
Johnson said the hand-scan
initiative is a classic example
of an elections tactic used by
the Orange and Blue Party to
rally support, adding he will
be happy when SG puts the is-
sue to rest.
Ossip disagreed and said
Johnson's claim was ridicu-
lous.
"It's something the stu-
dents actually want," he said.


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STUDENT LIFE

UF offers study abroad program in Antarctica, Argentina


By REBECCA WEISS
Alligator Contributing Writer

For the first time, UF is offering a
two-week study abroad program to
Antarctica and Argentina.
"It's an amazing opportunity
for students to study abroad in a


destination most of us only dream
about," said Kirsten Laufer, a study
abroad adviser at UF's International
Center.
Students who partake in the six-
credit program must take a semester
of two online classes before the expe-
ditiontoAntarcticaandTierraDelFu-


ego, Argentina, during winter break.
The trip offers students the chance to
explore glaciers, 24 hours of daylight
and one of the greatest concentra-
tions of wildlife, such as penguins,
seals and orcas, Laufer said.
UF chose to offer the program
because student interest in the


region has increased, she said.
"It's completely independent of the
budget," she said. "We've gradually
expanded our offerings yearly, and
it seemed like a good year to begin
running a program in Antarctica."
The cost of the program is $8,976
for undergraduates and $9,666 for


graduates. Laufer said the fee cov-
ers the cost of student participation
and is higher than some of the other
study abroad programs offered.
Ten to 12 spots are open for this
year's trip, she said, adding a few
students have already registered.
The deadline to sign up is March 31.


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Student-run program helps Gainesville homeless


* THE GOLDEN DOOR PROJECT WILL
BEGIN ITS TRIAL RUN SUNDAY.

By MARY WILLIAMS
Alligator Contributing Writer

Homelessness can't be solved in a week-
end, but one UF graduate hopes his project
will open the doors to the solution.
On Sunday, Dirk Sampselle, director and
founder of Citizens for Social Justice, and his
staff will begin the Golden Door project, a stu-
dent-run transitional housing and educational
rehabilitation program for homeless people.
The trial run will take place at Sunrise Vil-


las apartments, 3010 S.W. 23rd Terrace.
Sampselle said he realized a few forums
and awareness events a year is not enough
to solve the problem of homelessness in
Gainesville. So he created an organization fo-
cused on utilizing students' abilities to solve
the problems, CSJ, which celebrated its first
anniversary in January.
Sampselle said he is working with St. Fran-
cis House, which owns the Sunrise apartment
complex, to conduct the trial run with eight
residents already living there.
Currently, residents have a case manag-
er who keeps them on the plan they set up,
which includes employment, rent, loss of in-
come and educational needs, said Kent Vann,


executive director of St. Francis House.
The case manager, who only meets once a
month or when needed, works with several
residents at a time, but Sampselle said he wants
the opposite by having several caseworkers
for each person. Each adviser
Local will assist in one of seven fields:
News goal discovery, arts mentoring,
financial literacy, health and
nutrition, communication skills, rights literacy
or pet therapy.
The program will provide mental and
physical health care, job placement and vo-
cational training, adult education and GED
opportunities and a broad spectrum of edu-
cational mentoring and support services, ac-


cording to its Web site.
Sampselle plans to work out the problems
of the trial version by the summer and revamp
the program by fall to implement the full
eight-month program.
Vann said he did not have any hesitation
about working with the student-run organiza-
tion.
He said St. Francis currently has a partner-
ship with UF for volunteering and has found
students have always been loyal to fulfill their
tasks.
Vann said he would like for the Golden
Door project "to maintain self-sufficiency
and not fall back into the gaps" and for CSJ to
someday have its own facility.


UF RESEARCH

Global drop in shark attacks may be linked to economy


By KRISTEN HUFF
Alligator Contributing Writer

A failing economy may be your
lifeline.
Data released by the Florida
Program for Shark Research indi-
cates overfishing and the economic
downturn may be behind the recent
decline in shark attacks.
According to the International
Shark Attack File released last week
by the program, which is jointly ad-
ministered by the Florida Museum
of Natural History, the number of
unprovoked shark attacks decreased
from 71 in 2007 to 59 in 2008.
While this may sound like good
news to some, George Burgess, di-
rector of the program, said the de-
dine in attacks is partially explained


by the decrease in the shark popula-
tion due to overfishing by humans.
"Almost everyone will tell you
the real story isn't shark bites man,
but man bites shark," Burgess said.
Burgess said regulations need to
be put in place to stop overfishing,
which, according to the file, has left
many shark populations at "criti-
cally low levels."
Other factors might have led to
the decrease as well, including fewer
beachgoers, Burgess said.
With the dismal state of the
economy, people are less inclined
to travel, so there have been fewer
tourists at beach destinations, Bur-
gess said. There has also been a gen-
eral decline in travel since the Sept.
11 terrorist attacks, he said.
People may also be getting smart-
er about protecting themselves from


"Almost everyone will tell
you the real story isn't
shark bites man, but man
bites shark."
George Burgess
Director of Florida Program for
Shark Research

shark attacks, he said. Media hype
in recent years has played a role in
educating people about safe practic-
es, such as not swimming at dawn
or dusk when sharks are feeding, he
said.
Of the 59 attacks last year, 41 oc-
curred in U.S. waters, according to
the file. With 32 attacks, Florida had
the most in the U.S.
Burgess said Florida, with the


longest coastline in the U.S. and
warm waters, which support more
species of sharks and attract a lot of
tourists, is "an accident waiting to
happen."
"There's lots of water and lots
of people that come to use it, and
amazingly enough, there have been
lots of shark attacks," he said.
According to the file, 56.6 per-
cent of the attacks involved surfers
or windsurfers.
"The activity of surfers is, by def-
inition, quite provocative," Burgess
said.
The motions that surfers make
while in the water mimic those of
animals the sharks consider prey, he
said. Thus, most incidents involving
surfers are better characterized as
bites than attacks because after nip-
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Kevin Neal, who has surfed for
six years and has lead eight surf-
ing trips with UF's Travel and Rec-
reation Program, or TRiP, said the
program has never experienced a
shark attack.
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occur when sharks have migrated
to Florida, he said. Also, leaders al-
ways consider factors such as water
temperature and clarity, which can
increase the likelihood of attacks, be-
fore allowing surfers in the water.
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ent, but with proper precautions, the
chances of getting attacked are so
small surfing is worth the risk.
"It's just something that you ac-
cept with the sport," he said. "Every
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Editorial
Please excuse the Department of Darts & Laurels if we ap-
pear a bit woozy as we attempt to recover from our oh-
my-god-our-heads-are-killing-us Student Government
elections hangover.
From co-sponsoring last week's debate series to providing
behind-the-scenes SG pre-party coverage on Twitter, it's been
one heck of a journey tracking UF's battle among political
heavyweights. Sure we'll miss those laugh-a-minute YouTube
offerings from the Orange & Blue Party, but can you honestly
stomach any more video montages featuring the likes of Jor-
dan Johnson crawling across your computer screen?
As we peel off our Unite Party stickers (riiiiiight) and bid
farewell to Progress banners of Ben Dictor rubbing elbows
with Lil Wayne, the Department of Darts & Laurels proudly
presents this week's oh-thank-heaven-SG-elections-are-no-
more edition of...



Darts & Laurels

For one young woman from Indiana, drenching her lice-
ridden hair in gasoline seemed like a surefire solution to elimi-
nate her excessive itching. The Department of Darts & Laurels
chucks an it's-flammable-for-Christ's-sake DART at Jessica
Brooks for burning more than half her body after her hair
caught on fire. Sure we've heard of some truly absurd natu-
ral remedies for curing lice, but this one just seems to scream
Scientology.
Word out of Washington informs us of ambitious initia-
tives in the healthcare sector set to take shape at the hands of
the federal budget. For his unequivocal willingness to over-
haul health care and bring assistance to millions of uninsured
Americans, the Department of Darts & Laurels graciously ex-
tends a change-we-can-believe-in LAUREL to President Ba-
rack Obama. So many presidents pepper their stump speech-
es with unfulfilled promises, but finally we have one who has
seemingly bucked the trend.
With today marking the final edition of one of Denver's
leading newspapers, the city is in a state of mourning as it pre-
pares to say goodbye to a dear friend. The Department of Darts
& Laurels launches a the-country-just-got-a-little-bit-stupider
DART at the journalism industry for failing to prevent the
closure of the Rocky Mountain News just months before the
paper's 150th anniversary. In such perilous economic times,
dare we ask what paper could be next on the ol' chopping
block?
By passing one of the hot-ticket ballot referenda in the SG
election, tobacco products may no longer have a lawful place
on the UF campus. For taking a definitive stance against the
leading cause of avoidable deaths, the Department of Darts
& Laurels presents a there's-nothing-sexy-about-yellow-
teeth LAUREL to the UF Student Body. Clearly if Tim Tebow
proudly boasts about being tobacco-free, The Gator Nation
will quickly follow suit.
For the Republican Party's alleged "rising star," a gross
misstep in his speech Tuesday night has the citizens of Wash-
ington state reeling. The Department of Darts & Laurels tosses
a have-you-ever-heard-of-Mount-St.-Helens? DART at Loui-
siana Gov. Bobby Jindal for questioning why "something
called volcano monitoring" was included in the economic
stimulus package. Come on, is that really your best shot at
condemning the Obama administration for allocating contro-
versial funds?
A casual afternoon strolling the Port Charlotte mall quickly
turned into an episode of "Jackass" as one youngster decid-
ed to strip naked and streak from the movie theater to food
court much to the chagrin of conservative moms everywhere.
For filming the event and securing a getaway car to escape to
safety, the Department of Darts & Laurels laughs as we give
a we-only-wish-we-could-have-seen-the-looks-of-bewilder-
ment-on-everyone's-faces LAUREL to Brandon Krueger. Too
bad he didn't have the self-restraint to refrain from posting the
film on his MySpace page shockingly, even security guards
know how to use the Internet.
That's all for this week. Have a great weekend!


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The child stars of Academy Award winning
Best Picture Slumdog Millionaire are
reportedly being given brand new houses by
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Column

'People' shows littl(
f People magazine had a face, I would punch it.
Hard. Nineteen-year-old Mike Tyson hard.
This publication is the opposite of what its name
implies. Its coverage is inhuman.
At People, it seems that exploiting vulnerable celeb-
rities earns you a medal of honor. Rihanna gets mauled
by Chris Brown; John Travolta's son dies; Britney Spears
does anything: Capture these events at all cost.
How is it morally OK to hound a battered woman?
Does their quest for the $100,000 photo really outweigh
their ability to consider her feelings? One pop star's do-
mestic abuse is an opportunistic cameraman's stroke of
luck. Appalling.
Americans are sold short by this magazine on a
weekly basis, and it isn't going to stop.
Who's to blame? I'll quote my favorite consonant
from "V for Vendetta" to answer that one. After hi-
jacking a British television station and its emergency
broadcast channel, V announces to all of London "there
is something terribly wrong with this country, isn't
there?" Rather than blaming someone else, he tells the
city, "you need only look into a mirror."
Our unhealthy obsession with famous people is
turning our nation into drooling, complacent tabloid
whores. We are all becoming Gossip Girls.
We allow this garbage. Some even crave it. We are
surrounded by it, and we've stopped caring. It has be-
come part of our society, so we shrug it off because it's
expected.
I shouldn't point a finger at anyone else before point-
ing at myself. I watched some of the "Surreal Life." A
house full of once-upon-a-timers intrigued me. At the
time I wondered where the hell these people had been. I
watched a few episodes and was horrified. I quickly re-


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Sadly, however, the old men from No County
for Old Men (last year's Best Picture) still
don't even have a country.

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regard for people
alized Flavor Flav, Brigitte Nielsen
and the gang had disappeared for
a reason.
Unfortunately, their mugs re-
turned to the silver screen at a cru-
cial time for their I'll-do-anything-
Adam Wynn for-some-face-time careers. Reality
letters@alligator.org TV was crap when everyday folk
were the stars, but the reemer-
gence of faux celebrities turned hardened dog-doo into
Satan personified. The Hollywood writers' strike hit,
and these show-biz corpses once again became the top
ticket.
The news is littered with this trash, too. Spare me the
Brangelina bullcrap, I want pertinent local and national
news. Hell, at this point, I'll even sit through some in-
ternational disaster buzzkill.
And there it is.
In general, Americans don't give a damn about the
rest of the world. We're part of an egotistical landmass
with two giant moats on either side. We're in our bubble
and we don't like to leave.
To shield our country from the rest of the world, we
collect shiny, expensive things, so we can tell ourselves
everything is dandy. If we can't afford that, we live vi-
cariously through the people who can. We have the ca-
pability to stay informed, and we take it for granted.
Leave Britney alone for a few weeks. Let Rihanna's
face regain its luster. Don't bother Travolta for a few
years.
In the meantime, go hassle someone you actually
know.
Adam Wynn is a journalism senior. His column appears on
Fridays.


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Letters to the Editor
Column misses business effects
Columnist Johnathan Lott ap-
parently needs to spend more
time in class because his knowl-
edge of markets is sadly lacking.
In a competitive market, such as
the market of cities trying to at-
tract high-tech companies, brand-
ing is very important.
Gainesville currently has a
good brand as a progressive and
open-minded city, which allows
it to attract more progressive tech
companies. If Charter Amend-
ment 1 passes, then Gainesville's
brand becomes the city that voted
to strip rights from two minority
groups. This is bad business, and
that is why the Gainesville Area
Chamber of Commerce opposes
Charter Amendment 1.
The only "business" that is
harmed by stopping Charter
Amendment 1 is discrimination.
Ryan Vandeventer
4AG


Lott's argument too flimsy
I was disappointed to see that
Johnathan Lott's column reverted
to the same arguments that pro-
ponents of Charter Amendment
1 have been using to scare people
into supporting discrimination.
His economic argument is flim-
sy in light of the Chamber of Com-
merce and North Central Florida
Labor Council's opposition to
Charter Amendment 1.
Furthermore the amendment is
opposed by the entire City Com-
mission, the Mayor and even our
own Student and Faculty Govern-
ments because they understand
that Charter Amendment 1 is real-
ly about discrimination. The sug-
gestion that this bill is not about
sexual identity/orientation is cat-
egorically false.
It seems Lott is the one who
has not read the proposed Charter
Amendment 1. A spokesman for
the organization who proposed


the Charter Amendmer
ceptively named "Cit
Good Public Policy," ac
this paper on Wednesda
proposed Charter Ame
takes away anti-discr
protections from lesbian
bisexual people I beli
ferred to this reality as
damage."
Are the members of
munity really OK with c
someone's rights as
damage"? I certainly ho
Let's show these citi;
is no place for discrim
Gainesville.



Proposal fosters homo
In response to Johnat
justifications for Charte
ment 1 in his Thursday
think Benjamin Franklii
it best when he said: "


it, the de- can give up essential liberty to ob-
izens for tain a little temporary safety, de-
imitted in serve neither liberty nor safety."
ly that the As with most legislation,
ndment 1 there's plenty of pork to dissatisfy
imination people on both sides of the issue.
n, gay and Charter Amendment 1 prom-
eve he re- ises to not only remove the rights
"collateral of LGBT members in our society
but also prevent sexual preda-
this com- tors from invading women's rest-
lismissing rooms.
"collateral The loss of rights of the LGBT
pe not. community has been described as
zens there "collateral damage" in the march
ination in towards the "greater" good of
removing predators from bath-
Amy Ritter rooms.
3LS I have to ask, though. What's
preventing predators from walk-
phobia ing into any bathroom now and
han Lott's committing a heinous act?
r Amend- Lott would like to think that
column, I under current legislation, busi-
n phrased nesses would be forced to create
They who new special bathrooms; howev-


er, even as a cynical libertarian,
I don't believe the government
could get away with such a mas-
sive overhaul on business infra-
structure.
Proponents of the amendment
would have you believe that un-
der current law, some people
might become "uncomfortable" at
the act of a transgendered person
entering their bathroom.
Last time I checked, the U.S.
Constitution protects individuals
and groups from outright harm
or discrimination, not to not feel
offended.
We must not forget who's at
the source of this hate speech:
Ultra-neo-conservative religious
groups who want nothing more
than to restrict the rights of people
different from them.
It's classic homophobia, pure
and simple.
Eric Fredrick
3BA


Guest column

Techology can be advantageous for developing countries


r Eric Chianese:
In your Thursday column, you ar-
gued that "some advances in technol-
ogy," generally in the field of mass commu-
nication, "cause just as much harm, if not
more, than they do good."
To a certain extent, I agree with you.
Technology has provided a means for which
people can entirely sequester themselves
from others, as illustrated by your reference
to the iPod shuffle or the kids of the future
"hanging out" but recoiling into their sepa-
rate digital worlds. Technology, specifically
SMS and texting, have replaced centuries-
worth of appreciation for vocabulary with a
:P or a >:/ to convey a particular feeling.
However, the same advances in technol-
ogy that you criticize for inhibiting commu-
nication are actually the same vehicles that
facilitate broader communication, develop
new sense of communities and even help
developing nations. In this way, I argue that


they do more good than harm.
In countries with governments that pro-
vide little to no infrastructure or with terrain
that limits Internet penetration, cell phones
provide the masses with a way to effectively
conduct business and stay connected. Fish-
ermen in the Philippines use cell phones
and texting to find out the market-rate price
of fish before selling at markets. Residents
of unstable countries in the developing na-
tions use cell phones and texting to acquire
news and information normally unavailable
to them because of military regimes or state-
imposed censorship.
Cell phones have also fostered political
discourse and civic participation. Because
of the popularity and feasibility of e-voting,
the Hungarian government conducted SMS
elections in 2002. That same year, China en-
abled its citizens to text to 2,987 deputies of
the National People's Congress to voice their
concerns. In 2001, a circulated text message


Kayla
Gutierrez


calling for the oust-
ing of corrupt Filipi-
no President Estrada


Speaking Out was instrumental in
organizing protests
and his subsequent
removal from office. These examples rep-
resent the tip of the iceberg for the positive
changes that can come from technology.
Contrary to your argument that texting
limits social interaction, teens in Japan and
Hong Kong use texting to build romantic re-
lationships.
Because their cultures heavily survey
them and limit their private time, teens in
those societies resort to technology to build
interpersonal relationships. In certain patri-
archal societies, texting has encouraged fe-
males to be more aggressive and outspoken
- patterns of expression that are character-
istic to Western culture.
Technology does not completely dis-


place traditional modes of communication;
instead, it creates a new mobile culture that
is capable of transforming gender roles and
altering interpersonal communication.
During the dawn of the Internet, critics
feared that the Internet would make people
more anti-social. Because many day-to-day
activities could be done without ever leav-
ing the computer, they hypothesized that
people would become more distant. Instead,
the Internet has had the opposite effect for
those individuals who utilize its wider com-
munication capabilities. The same can be
said for cell phones and texting.
In this sense, technology is a double-
edged sword: it can be the means to box
yourself in your own little world, or it can
make the world your oyster.
It depends on your motivations for using
it.
Kayla Gutierrez is a mass communication
graduate student.


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Event spreads Christian message to UF students


By REBECCA WEISS
Alligator Contributing Writer

The band Copeland, UF quarterback
Tim Tebow and speaker Joe White drew
2,957 people to the O'Connell Center
Thursday to learn about Christianity.
After Dark, sponsored by Christian
student organizations, presented the
Gospel and aimed to inform students
about Jesus Christ and his teachings.
Sophomore Doug Cloud, a member of
Campus Crusade for Christ helped spread
the word about the event.
He said religious events are needed on
campus.
"People need to see how powerful Jesus
Christ can be," he said. "If one person or a
couple hundred people realize that tonight,
it'll be successful."
After Copeland performed, getting the
crowd hyped up, Tebow followed with a
speech about how Jesus has impacted his
life.
He said his life is a success, and it's not
because he won a national championship
or because he won a Heisman. It's because
he has a relationship with Jesus Christ, he
said.


When White took the stage, he showed
a black-and-white video, which led into his
re-enactment of a Roman cross-maker, cre-
ating the cross similar to the one on which
Jesus was crucified.
As he chopped at a log on stage, White
spoke of the young cross-maker's possible
thoughts and questions.
Later, in an act of penance and devotion,
attendees filled out cards and nailed them
to the wooden cross on stage.
"I think it's a relevant way to present the
story of Jesus," UF sophomore Carly Coff-
man said. "He's letting people decide how
they see Jesus fitting into their lives."
Others disagreed and were disappoint-
ed by the performance, feeling that they
were tricked into going by the advertising,
which did not make clear the event's reli-
gious nature.
"I think it's ridiculous because they
didn't really tell you what it's about," said
UF freshman Rachel Sereda, "It seemed
really cool because they had balloons and
shirts and were really organized, but if
you read the fine print, it's all about Jesus
Christ."
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that would raise the cost of tuition by
as much as 15 percent in Florida's 11
public universities, 128 of Mexico's
public universities have pledged to


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the number of scholarships in an ef-
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Opposing organizations defend stances on Charter Amendment 1


TRANSGENDER, from page 1

fundamental obligation to maintain public
safety, and urges the adoption of Amend-
ment 1, which would require the civil
rights categories enumerated in Gaines-
ville's Code of Ordinances to conform
exactly to the corresponding code of the
State of Florida.
The immediate legal effect of the amend-
ment's adoption would be the retroactive
nullification of non-conforming catego-
ries, meaning that civil rights protections
in Gainesville would be exactly the same
as in the rest of Alachua County and most
other Florida cities."

Equality is Gainesville's Business:
"We oppose Charter Amendment 1 be-
cause it promotes discrimination. If passed,
Charter Amendment 1 would remove non-
discrimination protections for lesbian, gay,
bisexual and transgender people.
Since state and federal law do not yet
prohibit discrimination based on sexual
orientation or gender identity, this means
someone could be fired from their job,
kicked out of their home or refused ser-
vice at a restaurant simply because of who
they are.
There is no place for discrimination
in Gainesville. That is why groups like
the Student and Faculty Senate and the
Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce
have publicly opposed Charter Amend-
ment 1."

If your opponent succeeds what are the
possible effects on the way local, state
and federal entities govern Gainesville
citizens?


EGB: "If Amendment 1 passes, it would
eliminate protections against discrimina-
tion which only exist at the local level,
making it legal to fire someone from their
job or kick them out of their home because
they are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgen-
der. It would take away our power to enact
local nondiscrimination laws, and leave it
to Tallahassee to decide what is best for
Gainesville.
To be clear, Amendment 1 would pro-
hibit the City from adopting or enforcing
any nondiscrimination measures beyond
those currently in state law. That means,
not only would protections based on sex-
ual orientation and gender identity be re-
moved, the City could not add other pro-
tections, like veteran status."

CGPP: "The privacy and safety rights of
Gainesville's residents, particularly wom-
en and children, will remain compromised.
Sexual opportunists from peeping toms to
predators 263 of whom are registered
as living inside the city limits will be le-
gally free to enter women's restrooms and
other gender-designated public facilities.
And the Gainesville City Commission
will continue to abuse home rule by pass-
ing special preferences disguised as civil
rights, bullying the business community,
engaging in social engineering and pro-
moting the non-mainstream social agenda
of out-of-state special interests instead of
those of the people of Gainesville, Flori-
da."

In Florida, it is not illegal for a person
to use the opposite gender's public
restroom, according to the Gainesville
City Attorney. All Florida business own-


ers have the right to establish separate
bathrooms and refuse admittance to
a particular individual. What does this
mean for your cause?

EGB: "This means Charter Amendment 1
is not and never has been about bathrooms
or who can go into them it is about dis-
crimination. Our opponents are using
scare tactics with absolutely no basis in
reality to try to fool voters into legalizing
discrimination.
Special There are criminal laws
KepOrt that protect people from the
dangers that supporters of
Amendment 1 are using to try to scare vot-
ers. Amendment 1 is about discrimination
- it takes away nondiscrimination protec-
tions and makes it legal to fire someone
from their job or kick them out of their
home because they are lesbian, gay, bisex-
ual or transgender. Period."

CGPP: "The premise is untrue. Florida
Statute, Title XXIX, Chapter 381, Section
381.0091 empowers businesses to desig-
nate restrooms and dressing rooms by
gender for the purpose of prohibiting "any
female from using a restroom or dressing
room designated for males and any male
from using a restroom or dressing room
designated for females."
Assuming consent to disobey posted
signs is absurd on its face. The signs desig-
nating such facilities in and of themselves
constitute legal notice by the business.
Further, the statute does not differentiate
between gender and sex, and specifies that
in state buildings (which would include
UF and Santa Fe College) male and female
restrooms "shall be separate," and desig-
nated by signs."


No complaints of discrimination have
been filed on the basis of gender identi-
ty since the ordinance was amended. Of
the 54 complaints filed in 2007, roughly
two of them were on the basis of sexual
orientation. What does this mean for
your cause?

CGPP: "From Jan. 1, 2007 through Feb.
19, 2009, no complaints of discrimination
were filed on the basis of gender identity.
None. Zero.
The absence of a pattern of discrimina-
tion, which is routinely necessary in or-
der to justify new civil rights legislation,
proves that passing the Gender Identity
Ordinance was utterly unwarranted, and
is an example of the City Commission en-
gaging in social activism rather than pub-
lic service.
The voters of Gainesville can stop this
abuse of home rule by voting YES to adopt
Charter Amendment 1."

EGB: "One of the main purposes of non-
discrimination laws is to put the public on
notice that discrimination will not be toler-
ated.
The fact that there were only two dis-
crimination complaints means that the law
is doing what it was designed to do pro-
tect against discrimination.
But, even two discrimination com-
plaints are too many.
If Charter Amendment 1 passes, these
protections would be eliminated, sending
the message that it is legal to fire some-
one from their job or kick them out of
their home because they are lesbian, gay,
bisexual or transgender. If this happens,
discrimination undoubtedly would in-
crease."


UF may convert buildings

to grad student dorms

AUGUSTINE, from page 1

converting one or two of the 34 buildings into dorms for
graduate students, so they can conduct their research in
the city.
UF originally promised to take over the leases from the
city, which currently leases them from the state, in July
of 2007. The leases would include not only the buildings
themselves, but all the historic artifacts, documents and
other property.
Last year, the state denied UF's request for $22.5 mil-
lion in funding, which prevented UF from taking over the
leases.
State Poppell said UF is not expecting the entire
News $37 million request this year. That amount
would be needed over several years. UF is
hoping to get at least $5 million to fund half the construc-
tion costs of the proposed visitors' center, he said.
The remaining $5 million for the center is being re-
quested from the National Park Service.
Poppell said in case the state can't afford the project his
year, UF and St. Augustine are also requesting the money
from the economic stimulus package passed last week, of
which Florida is expected to receive about $12 billion.
"This is the oldest city, the first city," he said after the
presentation, "and the state's kind of ignored these prop-
erties here."
"We feel they have a responsibility to come forward
and rehab them, but also (to) get ready for the celebra-
tion," he said, referring to the upcoming 500th anniver-
sary of the city's discovery by Europeans in 1513 and the
450th anniversary of its settlement in 1565.


Logan Jane / iiugaior
UFjunior Jessica Ruddock, foreground, performs a dance representing eating disorders in the Reitz Union
Thursday as part of National Eating Disorder Awareness Week. The dance was choreographed by UF
graduate Brie Hinman as her thesis project last semester.





10, ALLIGATOR U FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2009


Fighting to Remember


Civil War

re-enactors

honor the past

Southern Civil War re-enactors are
stereotyped as men who don't want war
to end; who believe the South will rise
again.
In reality, it is not for a long-settled
cause that they rally. These men fight to
remember their ancestors and bond with
friends gained over years of re-enact-
ments.
Randy Adkins, left, brings his family to
each re-enactment, and his work as a mu-
sician comes as a six-string guitar in his
tent. As the grime builds up from sweating
in heavy period clothing, the rifle remains
the cleanest thing the re-enactors carry.
The men form their own band of broth-
ers. Some camps keep the period facade
on long after tourists have left, but many
of the men in the 28th Georgia, Company
K, served in Vietnam or other American
or -conflicts. They don't seek to recreate those
conditions again.
PHOTOS AND TEXT BY ANDREW STANFILL
ALLIGATOR STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER



















ABOVE: Because they are firing real gunpowder, each rifle must be thor-
oughly cleaned after the battle and inspected by a commander.
FAR ABOVE: Randy laughs after pulling a prank on the company corporal,
who is pointing at him in mock anger, while waiting to march to colors in
Olustee. When crowds aren't around, the men joke with each other.

ABOVE: Randy fires from the left flank of
the Confederate lines during the Battle
of Olustee. After one side is declared the
winner by killing or driving the enemy off
the battlefield, the dead resurrect, and
the re-enactors pack their tents with
their next battle already in mind.

FAR LEFT: With long periods on the bat-
tlefield, sometimes the tree line is the
closest latrine. Modern portable toilets
are not far from the period campsites,
but on the battlefield, the tree is the only
option.


LEFT: Randy looks away during a battle.






FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2009 U ALLIGATOR, 11


Fierce rivalry set to resume in Athens


By EUGENIO TORRENS
Alligator Writer


UF and Georgia. Two schools that just
don't like each other. A textbook example
of rivals. Be it on the gridiron, in the pool,
the hardwood, or even a spitting contest.
The gymnastics floor is no different.


"Every meet we go into, no matter what
the team, we always want to put forth our
best effort," Courtney Gladys said. "But in
Georgia, it's a pretty big rival for us."
The No. 7 Gators head to Athens, Ga.,
to take on the defending Southeastern Con-
ference and NCAA champs, the No. 1 Bull-
dogs at 7.


Harrison Diamond/ Alligator Staff
UF gymnast Courtney Gladys performs in the floor exercise during the Gators'
196.50-196.25 win against Auburn in the O'Connell Center on Jan. 16.


UF is coming off its second consecutive
meet where it raised its season-best score,
posting a 196.875.
The Gators (5-2, 3-2 SEC) wrap up their
SEC dual-meet season against the No. 1
team in the nation, which will let the team
see how it stacks up against the best compe-
tition it will see in the SEC Championships
later this season.
"To come and say we beat Georgia, it's a
bigger deal, I think," Corey Hartung said.
"They're ranked No. 1. If we can beat
them, then we know that we can win SECs
and that we can win nationals. Here's our
testing point for the season."
UF and Georgia have a dramatic and
close history. Last season, the Gators were
unable to register a win against the Bull-
dogs, with two of the losses coming by the
slimmest margin possible, .025 once at
home on Jan. 18, 2008, and the other com-
ing in the SEC Championships.
"To come and say we beat Geor-
gia, it's a bigger deal."
Corey Hartung
UF senior gymnast

"You do try to do your best against
them because they are such a top school,
and they're always going to be good com-
petition," junior Melanie Sinclair said.
Hartung and Georgia's Courtney Ku-
pets have some history of their own. The
pair trained together for five years in their
pre-college days in Gaithersburg, Md., at
Hill's Gymnastics.
"We're great friends," Hartung said.
"I'm probably closest to her from their team
because I trained with her for five years. I
look up to her too."
While there's no love lost between the
two, Hartung and the Gators know a win
this weekend would be an impressive ad-
dition to their resume.
In a sport largely devoid of trash talk-
ing, UF-Georgia may be the closest teams
ever come to harsh words, or at least light-
hearted verbal exchanges.
"I don't know if a Dawg can stand up to
a Gator," Sinclair said.
She added that the team played around
in practice, barking to mimic the sound UF
will encounter in Stegeman Coliseum.
Faehn said this weekend's meet would
be used as another tool to evaluate the team
and see what needs work as the dual-meet
season dwindles.
"We have to not put too much emphasis
on this being a big competition and treat it
just like any other," she said.
Easier said than done when it's a rival
like Georgia.


By ANTHONY CHIANG
Alligator Writer

The Gators are focused.
So focused, in fact, that coach Buddy Al-
exander had no clue his team was named
Golfweek's Team of the Week on Feb. 16.
"I didn't even know that," Alexander
said. "I guess I haven't checked out my
new Golfweek this week."
This is the type of mentality the No. 5
UF men's golf team will need as it heads to
San Juan, Puerto Rico, to play in the Puerto
Rico Invitational this weekend.
The team will be joined by three of the
other top-five teams: No. 2 Georgia, No. 3
Oklahoma State and No. 4 Alabama.
Coach Alexander believes this tourna-
ment gives the Gators a perfect opportu-


nity to look in the mirror and find out who
they really are.
"We are going to get to play some of the
better teams in the country and get a chance
to see where we are," he said.
With two first-place finishes to open the
spring season, an aura of
overconfidence has the
potential of seeping into
the team's psyche. But
Alexander is not wor-
ried.
"We are nowhere
near where we want to
Alexander be in the rankings, so
we've got plenty of room
for improvement," he said. "So we are not
going over there with an overconfident at-
titude that I'm worried about in any way."
One thing UF can be confident about is


its advantage in the short game in Puerto
Rico.
The event will be played on Bermuda
greens, which the Gators play on year-
round. Most of the teams in the field do not
have this luxury and are more accustomed
to playing on bent-grass greens.
"When you grow up over these greens,
typically you're inclined to be a little more
comfortable on them than guys who grew
up on bent-grass greens," Alexander said.
The five golfers for UF this weekend are
Toby Ragland, Billy Horschel, Tim McKen-
ney, Tyson Alexander and Mu Hu.
If UF can use this advantage to help it
toward another first-place finish, it will
eclipse the two previous tournament wins.
"A win ... would really be a statement
to this team that we are ready to compete
with almost everybody," Alexander said.


UF to play


six games

By ADAM BERRY
Alligator Staff Writer
aberry@alligator.org

After shutting out No. 6 Michigan on
Wednesday, UF pitcher Stacey Nelson
said she felt like she could have pitched
four more games. She might have the op-
portunity to do that this weekend.
The No. 2 Gators (13-2) will host the
Cox Communication Invitational at Katie
Seashole Pressly Stadium this weekend
when they take on four different teams -
Pacific, South Florida, Illinois and Texas
Tech in a six-game span.
Nelson, who said she was unusually
energetic for Wednesday's game, had a
plan for how she'll deal with the back-to-
back-to-back doubleheaders.
"I guess I should save my abnormal
amounts of energy," she joked. "We've
been playing five, six games a weekend
up until now, so it's tiring, but it's just an-
other weekend."
UF coach Tim Walton echoed his
pitcher's thoughts, adding that he does
not plan to make many adjustments to the
way his team usually prepares. The only
thing Walton will do to the lineup this
weekend is reduce the amount of time left
fielder Francesca Enea will play.
Enea, who suffered her second torn
ACL in her right knee in
September, is batting .450
with 18 hits and 25 RBIs in
her 40 at-bats this season.
Softball The junior should still see
time at the plate, and the
Gators have plenty of tal-
ent to put in left field.
Speedy freshman Michelle Moultrie
has primarily played as a pinch runner
this year, but she displayed her potential
as a hitter in the Cathedral City Classic in
Palm Springs, Calif., last weekend.
In UF's game against UNLV on Sat-
urday, Moultrie scored on an inside-the-
park home run the first hit of her col-
lege career.
Moultrie also played left field against
the Rebels, allowing Enea to act as the
designated hitter, and Enea took advan-
tage of the opportunity by going 2 for 3 at
the plate and driving in 2 runs.
Despite the number of innings the
Gators will play this weekend, center
fielder Kim Waleszonia said the tourna-
ment has its benefits especially after
having spent last weekend over 2,000
miles away from Gainesville.
"I'm glad we're at home. I can sleep
in my own bed," Waleszonia said. "It's
tough to play that many games in one
weekend, but we worked all fall for it and
conditioned for it. It's always tough on
our bodies by the end of the weekend, but
we've trained for it, so we'll be all right."
UF will start the Invitational today at
4 p.m. against Pacific (5-4) before taking
on South Florida (10-5) immediately after-
ward.
The Gators will play their second dou-
bleheader of the weekend Saturday after-
noon at 4 against Illinois (10-4) and Texas
Tech (3-10).
The Gators have already beaten Texas
Tech this season, as they beat the Red
Raiders 11-0 on Feb. 13 in Gainesville.
UF will wrap up the tournament Sun-
day with its third doubleheader re-
matches with Illinois and South Florida.


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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



*Tt t
POLOS
of Gainesville

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

Affordable, Quiet, Comfortable
1's from $550 2's from $375/person
Close to UF, Shands, Butler Plaza
Pet Friendly 376-1248
www.hiddenvillageapt.com
4-22-08-72-2


AS BIG ASA 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 SW62nd Blvd 877-781-8314
www.lakewoodvilllas.com
4-22-08-72-2






FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2009 U ALLIGATOR, 13


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





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


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







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


***4BR/2BA HISTORIC HOUSE***
10 blocks to UF. Near downtown. High ceil-
ing, wood floor, cent A/C, W/D, tons of char-
acter. 237 SW 4th Ave. $1200/mo 352-214-
9270 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 1s, 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


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


1 BR/1 BA w/lg STUDY Great LocationO
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

*1 Bdrm- 1BA w/ Loft*
4 Blocks to UF. Cent AC, No Tow Parking,
Pet Friendly, $850/mo
352-375-8256
4-22-68-2

*2/1 Apt, 1000 SF*
8 Blocks to UF. Island Kitchen, WD hookups
Centr. AC, Pet Friendly $700/mo
352-375-8256
4-22-68-2

NO FEES and One Month Free!
On Bivens Arm Nature Preserve
Inclusive 2's, 3's, and 4's
MASSIVE Townhomes!
W/D and Jumbo Microwaves in Every Unit
Free Water, Cable, Tanning, Alarms, Pool
336-3838 TheLandingsUF.com
Great Bus Route! 2 Miles to UF
4-22-63-2

*Huge 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


Due to Spring Break, the Alligator will have the following
advanced deadlines:

Deadline for Monday, March 16 paper:
THURSDAY, March 5, by 4 pm

Deadline for Tuesday, March 17 paper:
FRIDAY, March 6, by 4 pm
Theses deadlines apply to both Display and Classified advertising, as well as all
customers wishing to renew their classified ads March 17 or March 18.


Classifieds
373-FIND


Display
376-4482


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/1BA 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

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

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

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

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

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 orltsaol2@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./1ba 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


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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

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
3514 NW 7th Place. 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

POOL HOUSE AVAILABLE NOW!
Bike to UF 4BR/3BA, over 2000 sf, nice
area 1 mi to UF. 2816 W Univ Ave. $1400/
mo now then $1750/mo in fall. Pool svc ex-
tra376-6183, 352-327-2931 3-3-09-3-2

NW HOME, 3BR/2BA, 2 car carport, large
family room, fenced yard, additional storage,
washer & dryer. $980/mo. Irene Larsson
Mgmt Service. 352-373-2605 3-19-10-2

$475/mo renovated Victorian 1BR/1BA
@ 108 SE 7 St. claw-foot tub, wd floors, high
ceilings w/fans, Ig windows, fire places. Rent
includes water, sewer. NO PETS. March 1.
First+Last+Sec. (352) 317-8282 3-5-5-2


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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


1 BLK ACROSS FROM UF/Library West!
$410/month for 1BR/1BA in 2/2 at Looking
Glass Apts. Great location, price great-
ly reduced! Can lease through August.
561.261.2249 3-6-6-3


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


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

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

:: 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 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

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

FEMALE ROOMMATE NEEDED! 4BR/4BA
Clean & Quiet condo at University Terrace
West.$450 rent includes: Cable, HS Internet,
and ALL utilities Fully furnished. MUST SEE!
Call Dory @ (954)816-1468. 3-5-5-4

2 ROOMS /w shared bath avail Aug 09 July
10. At 34th & University Ave in a 4/3 house
with 2 males. Rent $315/mo/each + utils. Call
352-328-4805 or Larson87@ufl.edu. non-
smoking. 3-4-4-4

Master BR w/ new carpet & ceiling fan in
4BR/3BA house off NW 16th Ave on bus
route. DW, W/D, Cox cable & network in-
ternet. No cats or dogs. $375/mo. Call 328-
4995 3-5-5-4


Sell your house, condo, acreage, mobile
home and much more in the ALLIGATOR
CLASSIFIEDS! Reach thousands of possible
buyers! Mastercard and Visa accepted over
the phone, by fax, email or CHECK OUT
PLACING YOUR AD ONLINE AT www.al-
ligator.org. or please call 373-Find

SEE ALL CONDOS
WWW.UFCONDOS.COM
Matt Price Campus Realty, 352-281-3551
4-22-72-5


NEW CONDOS -WALK to UF
3 Blks to UF. For Info on ALL 1, 2, 3, 4
Bedrooms for Sale, Call Eric Leightman,
Campus Realty at 352-219-2879. 4-22-72-5






Brand new luxury condos starting at $220k.
Granite tops, tall ceilings, private balcony,
steel & concrete construction, alarm system.
Call Eric Wild at 352-870-9453 4-22-72-5

AFFORDABLE LUXURY NEW CONSTRUC-
TION NEAR UF, SHANDS, LAW SCHOOL
2Bed/3 Full Baths + Office. Granite
Counters, 2 Direct Bus Stops to UF. Matt
Price, Campus Realty 352-281-3551
4-22-72-5


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


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$397/Mo! 4 Br 3 Ba HUD Home! (5% down
15 years @ 8% apr) More Homes Available
from $199/Mo! for listings call (800)366-9783
ext 5669 2-27-1-5


HUD HOMES! 5 bd 29,700! Only $225/mo! 3
bd only $199/mo! Must see!! 5% down 15yrs
@8%. for listings (800)366-9783 ext 1572
2-27-1-5


3Br 2Ba Foreclosure! $11,000! Only $199/
Mo! 5% down 15 years @ 8% apr. Buy, 4
Br $259/Mo! for listings (800)366-9783 Ext
5798. 2-27-1-5


VIRGINIA MTN CABIN, Ready to move in!
Great views! Near large stocked trout strm,
private, 2 acres, only $159,500 owner.
(866)275-0442 2-27-1-5

6Br 5Ba Foreclosure! $29,900! Only $238/
Mo! 5% down 20 years @ 8% apr. Buy, 4
Br $326/Mo! for listings (800)366-9783 ext
5760 2-27-1-5


LAND BARGAIN! 105 AC- $199,900
Subdivide, hunt, raise/ ride horses, build
your dream home! Only 60 min to beach.
BONUS: investment grade timber. Endless
possibilities! Excellent financing Call owner
(800)898-4409, x 2176 2-27-1-5



110 ACRE LAKEFRONT $179,900 Enjoy
long, direct frontage on Warrior Lake! Pristine
country setting w/ miles of interior rds/trails.
Country rd access, power, phone. Convenient
to 1-20. Unrestricted- perfect for outdoor rec-
reation/ hunting/ fishing. Excellent financing.
Call now (800)564-5092, X1425 2-27-1-5



Florida Land- Investment Opportunity! 2
acre waterfront homesite only $89,900 (was
169,900). Private, gated community with 2
recreational lakes. Municipal water & sewer.
Low taxes. Just 90 minutes south of Orlando!
Excellent financing. Call now (866)352-2249
FLlandbargains.com 2-27-1-5


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

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

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

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

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

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


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Monteocha Baptist Church
-. Reformed & Evangelical
Sunday Worship 1 lam & 6pm
9420 North County Road 225
N monteochabaptist.org
S377-4446
Campus Bible Study TH 12:45
@ BCM, 1604 W. Univ. Ave.




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






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




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


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




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





Aatse/Ut 64e4-S
Chabad Lubavitch
Jewish Student Center
-Your home away from home.
-Friday Night Live!
-Services & Shabbat Dinner.
-7:30pm Spring Semester
-352-336-5877; 2021 NW
5th Ave.
-(5 blocks north of the sta-
dium)
-www.JewishGator.com




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


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


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




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




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

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

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







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

YARD SALE- EVERYTHING MUST GO!
65" HD TV (not flat screen), glass brass ta-
ble, 2 bar stools, office supplies, 32" TV, &
Kitchen/BA/Living rm accessories 214-4745
Starts 9AM this Sat/Sun- 613 NW 2nd st
2-27-09-1-10

ARCADE & AMUSEMENT AUCTION -
Major Arcade Selloff, Saturday, February 28
at 10am. Central Florida Fairgrounds, 4603
West Colonial Drive, Orlando (714)535-
7000, www.superauctions.com 15%BP.
AB0001109 2-27-1-10

METAL ROOFING. 40yr Warranty-Buy di-
rect from manufacturer 30/colors in stock,
w/all accessories. Quick turn around.
Delivery available. Gulf Coast Supply & Mfg,
(888)393-0335 www.GulfCoastSupply.com
2-27-1-10

100% RECESSION PROOF! Do you earn
$800 in a day? 25 Local Machines and Candy
$9,995. (888)629-9968 B02000033 CALL
US: We will not be undersold! 2-27-1-10




*00000 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


Call us. Then start packing.


352.336.9349
1402 W University Ave

*Free Apartment Locating Service

SLargest Roommate and Subleasing Database

*Sign a Lease by 4/30 and
You Could Win a 37" Flatscreen TV! --*







16, ALLIGATOR U FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2009


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
*Running or not!O
*NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS
*Over 15 yr svc to UF students
OCall Don @ 215-7987 4-22-08-72-12

CARS CARS 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 Chevys 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

DONATE YOUR VEHICLE RECEIVE
$1000 GROCERY COUPON UNITED
BREAST CANCER FOUNDATION Free
Mammograms, Breast Cancer Info www.
ubcf.info FREE Towing, Tax Deductible,
Non-Runners Accepted, (888)468-5964.
2-27-1-12

Police Impounds!! 97 Honda Civic $500! 97
Honda Accord $700! hondas chevys jeeps
from $500! for listings (800)366.9813 ext
3632 2-27-1-12




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

UF GRAD PAYS MORE
for gold jewelry, scrap gold, Rolex, 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 3-16-09-74-13




This newspaper assumes no responsibility
for injury or loss arising from contacts made
through advertising. We suggest that any
reader who responds to advertising use cau-
tion and investigate the sincerity of the ad-
vertiser before giving out personal informa-
tion or arranging meetings

LIKE TO WORK WITH LUXURY CARS?
Bright? Enthusiastic? Like people? Must be
over 22, stable work history, clean driving re-
cord, drug-free, personal references.
www.carrsmith.com for details. 4-22-72-14

EARN $60 THIS WEEK!
Donate Plasma & Save a Life
$$$$$$$$$$$$
Best part-time job you'll ever have.
NEW DONORS
Bring this Ad and Earn an
Extra $5 on Your 2nd Donation.
DCI Biologicals 150 NW 6th St.
352-378-9204
4-22-08-72-14

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

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

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

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.
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Sports
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2009


ALLIGATOR
www.alligatorSports.org


Calathes, Walker 'cool' after televised confrontation

By MIKE DiFERDINANDO
Alligator Staff Writer
mdiferdinando@alligator.org

Late in UF's 81-75 loss to LSU on Tuesday, ESPN cam-
eras caught guards Nick Calathes and Erving Walker in
a verbal altercation.
The players said Thursday the incident was nothing
more than a misunderstanding.
"Me and Erv are cool as can be," Calathes said. "It was
in the heat of the moment."
The confrontation occurred after
Walker brought the ball up the court on
a failed UF possession.
"I wouldn't say there was an argu-
ment," Calathes said. "We were both
Men's mixed up. I went in the wrong place,
Basketball and he was obviously in my position.
It's not a big deal."
UF coach Billy Donovan said he
wasn't concerned about it.
"That's just two guys wanting to win," Donovan said.
"I think that any time you have a team, family environ-
ment where two guys are trying to get on the same page,
that's going to happen. If anything, it was a sign that both
of those guys care."
ESPN's Jimmy Dykes made the point during the tele-
cast that, in a late-game situation, Calathes should be the
one with the ball in his hand and that Walker should have
known to defer to the older player.
But if UF (21-7, 8-5 Southeastern Conference) finds it-
self in a close game late against Tennessee (17-10, 8-5 SEC)
on Sunday at 2 p.m. in the O'Connell Center, statistically
the Gators are in better hands with Walker at the helm.
Calathes is shooting 71 percent from the free-throw
line this season and missed critical shots down the stretch
against South Carolina and Kentucky. Andrew Stanfill / Alligator Staff
Conversely, Walker is shooting 86 percent from the UF guard Nick Calathes calls a play during the Gators' 82-68 win against Vanderbilt Saturday, Feb. 21 in the O'Connell
SEE HOOPS, PAGE 20 Center. UF hosts SEC East rival Tennessee on Sunday at 2 p.m.


UF to host rival Miami


By EVAN DREXLER
Alligator Staff Writer
edrexler@alligator.org

The UF baseball team is in a familiar
place.
At this point last season, the Gators
were also undefeated, and they had
brought 58 runners across the plate and
had 58 hits. This season, those numbers
are at 48 and 60, respectively.
But at this point last season, UF
headed to Coral Gables and promptly
lost two of three games to Miami.
This time around, the Hurricanes
(3-1) remain a measuring stick for the
Gators (5-0) early in the year, and the
teams begin a three-game series in
McKethan Stadium at 6:30 tonight.


"We definitely have a bad taste in
our mouth from last year," sophomore
third baseman Josh Adams said. "It'll
be fun, though. Def-
initely will be fun."
The No. 24
Gators made their
first appearance in
the Baseball Amer-
ica rankings this
week, and a series
Adams victory against the
Hurricanes should
boost them higher in the polls. After
five games, UF coach Kevin O'Sullivan
seems content with his team and the
lineup he has been using.
"We may mix and match lefty ver-
SEE MIAMI, PAGE 20


UF WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

Gators to finish regular season


By CHRISTOPHER YAZBEC
Alligator Writer
cyazbec@alligator.org

When UF heads to Athens, Ga., on Sun-
day at 2:30 p.m. to face Georgia in the regu-
lar-season finale for both teams, there will be
a lot on the line.
For one, the No. 17 Gators (23-5, 9-4
Southeastern Conference) don't want to en-
ter the postseason having lost four of their
last five games.
Aside from that, UF is still vying for a
first-round bye in the SEC Tournament. A
loss could knock the Gators out of one of the
top four spots.
"That's more motivation to go in there
and win," junior forward Sharielle Smith
said. "We're the type of team that plays bet-
ter under pressure when we have something
to play for.
"When something huge is on the line,
our mindset is completely different. We play


tougher. We play like, 'Look, we've got to get
this win.' It doesn't matter how we win, who
we beat. We have to win."
If the seeding wasn't enough motivation
for the Gators, playing one of their biggest
rivals on their home floor is.
"We're the type of team that plays
better under pressure when we
have something to play for."
Sharielle Smith
UF junior forward

Georgia (16-12, 6-7 SEC) had lost five
straight games entering before beating Ken-
tucky on Thursday, so the Bulldogs desper-
ately need a win against the Gators to salvage
any hope of an NCAA Tournament berth.
UF expected Georgia's best shot anyway
based on the teams' first meeting this season

SEE GEORGIA, PAGE 20


* UF swimmers who haven't quali-
fied for the NCAA Championships
get an extra chance this weekend.
For that story and another sports
podcast, check out our Web site.


SWe've got plenty of coverage inside today's
edition. For a story on the gymnastics team's
meet against Georgia, the softball team's
busy weekend and the men's golf squad's trip
to Puerto Rico, see page 11.


I POLL


Today's question: Will the UF baseball team win its
weekend series against Miami?

Previous question: Does the UF men's basketball team
deserve a spot in the NCAA Tournament this season?
(see right for results)


Percent (Votes)
57% (26)
43% (20)
26 TOTAL VOTES






FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2009 U ALLIGATOR, 19


Senior departs on top


By MERCEDES MACHADO
Alligator Writer

For a girl who never really knew if
swimming was for her, senior Laura-
beth Guenthner has left her mark on
the UF swimming and diving team.
However, she found that the sport
sucked her in after she committed to a
year-round team at age 9.
She swam on her team at Welling-
ton High, was named Most Valuable
Player from 2002-04 and was a state
finalist in the 200- and 500-yard free-
styles those years. This was just the be-
ginning of her career. She continued to
shine after entering what she considers
an amazing experience at UF.
"To be on the team is a major ac-
complishment," Guenthner said.
"Nothing really beats swimming for
the Gators."
Guenthner became part of the UF
women's swimming team as a fresh-
man walk-on. In her first year she was
one of three freshmen to qualify for the
2006 NCAA Championships.
"I've improved dramatically, and
I've had goals for winning an SEC and
NCAA title," Guenthner said.
She helped her team win the wom-
en's title last week at the Southeastern
Conference Championship in Auburn,
Ala. She set personal records in all her
events, including the 1650-yard free,
500-yard free and 400-yard individual
medley. She snatched fourth in the 500
free and second in the 1650 free.
"It was the most exciting experi-


ence, and I'm so proud of our team this
year." Guenthner said. "This was the
highest I've ever placed at the SECs, so
I was really happy with my swims."
Guenthner still has an opportunity
to increase her impact at UF. She will
participate in the NCAAs in a month
and hopes that she and her team can
accomplish whatever they desire.
Guenthner will graduate in Decem-
ber and hopes to attend nursing school
next spring.
"I'll miss the sport of swimming for
sure, but most of all I'll miss my team-
mates and being
around them every
single day," Guenth-
ner said.
This swimming
all-star has even
competed at the na-
tional level, placing
Guenthner 10thinthe 800-meter
free and 1,500-meter
free at the 2007 ConocoPhillips U.S Na-
tionals Meet. After the 2007-08 season
she snatched her first All-American
honor by finishing sixth in the 1650
free at the NCAA Championships in
Columbus, Ohio.
Guenthner hopes to inspire young
athletes with this simple message:
"Dream big and believe in your-
self," she said. "You can only be as
good as you think you are."
Her four years at UF have treated
her well.
"Honestly, my experience at Florida
has been a dream come true."


SEC experience fuels UF


By TONI-ANN MILLER
Alligator Writer

The last time UF's men and women won
Southeastern Conference Indoor titles was 2004
in Lexington, Ky. This weekend, UF track and
field returns to this familiar site, hoping for the
same result.
Coming off their best season performance in
the split Tyson Invitational and the Iowa State
Classic, the Gators will look to the experience of
their upperclassmen to lead them.
In addition to already competing in Ken-
tucky this season, UF has athletes who have
already had success in previous SEC Champi-
onships.
UF traveled to Kentucky for the indoor sea-
son opener back in January, when the team ad-
justed to the oversized track and captured one
NCAA automatic-qualifying mark and seven
NCAA provisional-qualifying marks.
The teams hope to use this experience to aid
them in their SEC Indoor title quest.
"We know the track. We've been there,"
coach Mike Holloway said. "It makes you a
little bit more comfortable."
On the men's side, junior Calvin Smith, who
has consistently ran provisional-qualifying
times this season, was an SEC Outdoor cham-
pion in the 400-meter dash as a freshman.
At the SEC Indoor Championships during
his sophomore season, Smith claimed second
and fourth places in the 400-meter and the
200-meter dash, respectively.
Smith thinks his experience will somewhat


lighten his load.
"My experience should help me. I've been
there before, so I'm not gonna be as nervous,"
Smith said. "I know what to expect. I know ev-
erybody's gonna bring it, so I need to bring it,
too. I feel like I should go out there and compete
better than I did the first two years and drop
my time."
"My experience should help me.
I've been there before, so I'm not
gonna be as nervous.
Calvin Smith
UF junior sprinter

Joining Smith in the experience and success
column is senior Carlos Phillips.
In his freshman season, Phillips was part of
UF's distance medley relay team that took first
place at the SEC Indoor Championships. He
finished fifth in the 800-meter run during the
Championships.
With the aid of his prior experience, Phillips
looks to achieve his goal of capturing the elu-
sive SEC 800 title in Kentucky this weekend.
"Their training, their God-given abilities
come into large play here, but I think the big-
gest is that we've prepared very well," Hollo-
way said. "As long as we stay focused and as
long as we go in there with great determina-
tion, we'll do just fine."
The competition gets underway Friday at
4:30 p.m. with the women's pentathlon.


No. 13 Gators women head into showdown with Seminoles


* THE UF MEN WILL ALSO FACE FSU
ON TUESDAY.
By JOSEPH R. HOLZER
Alligator Writer

They've had a week to rest, catch up on
school and lick their wounds. Now, the Gators
women are hitting the road again.
The No. 13 UF tennis team will play FSU in
Tallahassee at 1 p.m. Saturday.
The team is infiltrating hostile territory
with last week's Southeastern Conference
Player of the Week Marrit Boonstra, who is
also the No. 7 singles player according to the


Intercollegiate Tennis Association. Boonstra's
usual doubles partner, Megan Alexander, sat
out the 4-1 win against Troy on Saturday with
a sore back.
Coach Roland Thomqvist said the junior is
listed as day-to-day.
Saturday would be the best time for her
return, as the matchup against the Seminoles
puts the Gators (6-3) back into the situation of
playing high-caliber teams away from home.
Their three losses have been on the road.
FSU (6-2), on the other hand, marched into
Baton Rouge, La., and dismantled then-No. 23
LSU squad 5-2.
The win moved the Seminoles into the top


25.
Thomqvist doesn't believe their No. 24
ranking is a fluke.
"They're much better
than that, in my opinion,"
he said. "They have a great
team this year. They have
one new player who's, I
guess, been out ... that I
think is fantastic."
That player is Noemie
Thornqvist Scharle, ranked No. 48 and
playing on Court 2. In ad-
dition to the freshman, FSU has two other
players, sophomores Katie Rybakova (23) and


Federica Suess (81), in the top 100.
Freshman Jessica Alexander welcomes the
challenge, saying she was excited to play an-
other in-state rival.
But Thomqvist believes this FSU team is
superior to the ones he's played in the past.
"This is the best team that they've had,
probably, ever," Thomqvist said. "We have
our work cut out for us."
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Two guards to be playmakers


HOOPS, from page 18

stripe and is the team's best free-
throw shooter.
Calathes has more than proven
himself to be the team's best player
this season, but his lack of consis-
tency from the line has become
somewhat of a liability.
Donovan said he thinks it's im-
portant to have both Calathes and
Walker on the floor during crunch
time and that he won't rely on just
one player to take over in those
situations.
"It's shared responsibilities,"
Donovan said. "I think they both
can play back there together, and
I think they both understand that.
It's not necessarily one guy."
Calathes took over late against
North Carolina State on Jan. 3,
scoring 24 points in the second
half, including the game-winner
with 11 seconds left.
Walker made two key 3-point


shots in UF's win against Auburn
and rallied the Gators back late
against Georgia with his outside
shooting despite the loss.
"They can complement each
other pretty well," Donovan said.
"It gives us two shooters, two scor-
ers, two playmakers."
Calathes
S went through a
similar situation
last season with
Me n' former UF point
Basketball guard Jai Lucas.
BaSketb l ucas de-
cided to transfer
to Texas earlier this season because
he no longer felt UF was "the best
fit" for him.
Calathes agreed that there is no
reason both he and Walker can't
play well together in critical situ-
ations.
"I think we both can," Calathes
said. "Sometimes I'll play (shoot-
ing guard), and sometimes Erv
will play (point guard)."


UF focusing on Miami's ace Hernandez


MIAMI, from page 18


sus righty or a position here and there, but I think
... it's pretty much close to what it may end up be-
ing," he said.
As much as the Gators say Miami is just another
team, the intrastate rival brings out the competi-
tive juices in all the players. O'Sullivan purposely
avoided talking about Miami with his players ear-
lier in the week so they would stay focused on their
midweek series with Eastern Michigan.
"It's a big series like it is every year," senior first
baseman Brandon McArthur said. "Both teams
coming in with high expectations, a lot to prove
early in the season, but you've also got to remem-
ber that it is early in the season."
While the series against Florida State is spread
out over two months, the Gators get the Hurricanes
all in one weekend.
"It's definitely in the top two (rivalries), between
this and Florida State," McArthur said. "As soon as
you throw that first pitch, it's going to be intense."


The first pitches for UF will come from the same
arms as last weekend, with senior Patrick Keating
(1-0, 2.57 ERA) getting the start tonight followed by
freshmen Alex Panteliodis (1-0, 3.00) and Nick Ma-
ronde (0-0, 0.00) on Saturday and Sunday.
O'Sullivan expressed confidence in his two
freshmen, though he stressed not making a big deal
out of their starts in a rivalry.
"Is this a big one? Absolutely," O'Sullivan said.
"But as a coach, you try to downplay it as much as
you can. They put pressure on themselves to begin
with."
But much of the attention toward the mound
heading into this series has been on Miami ace Chris
Hemandez (1-0, 1.50). The left-handed sophomore,
who finished 11-0 in his freshman year, shut down
the Gators in the third game of last year's series.
"That All-American we've got to face (Friday)
night, you know he had a lot of success against us
last year, so we've got our work cut out for us,"
O'Sullivan said. "He didn't look like a freshman
last year."


Gators still searching for signature road win in Southeastern Conference


GEORGIA, from page 18


in Gainesville.
"Even if they hadn't lost five straight, just
the fact that they lost to us already and it's at
their gym, it's going to be hard," Smith said.
"We, at this point, expect everybody's best
shot. Everybody always steps up their game
when they play us."
Junior guard Steffi Sorensen echoed what
Smith had to say, but she knows the Gators


brought the attention on themselves.
"As the year went on, our target on our
back got bigger, and I think we got a taste
of that as far as those three times we lost,
people played their best games against us,"
Sorensen said.
The other thing Sunday's game will have
in common with four of the Gators' five loss-
es this season is that it will be on the road.
UF is still searching for that signature
SEC road win after failing to achieve it at
Auburn, Vanderbilt and LSU, three of the


top five teams in the conference.
While the Bulldogs are
not as highly touted this
season as they have been
in recent years, a win for
the Gators in Athens could
do a lot for their NCAA
Tournament resume and
seeding.
Smith Smith appears ready for
the challenge of facing the
hostile environment and all that's at stake.


"I'm glad that that pressure's there be-
cause it makes me more confident," Smith
said.
"Our team is more confident when we
have to play under pressure. Going to Geor-
gia is going to be tougher than usual," Smith
added. "We've already beat them, so they're
going to be coming at us even harder."
The Gators will have to respond with
their own intensity if they want to stake
their claim for the conference.
Winning will take care of everything.


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Sthe independent florida Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc of Ganesvlle, Florida VOLUME 102 ISSUE 112 We Inform. You Decide. Opposing groups debate Charter Amendment I Editors Note: Shelbi Day of Equality is Gainesville's Business and Jim Gilbert of Citizens for Good Public Policy debate the merits of Charter Amendment 1, which will appear on the ballot for the Gainesville City Elections held March 24. By HUNTER SIZEMORE Alligator Writer jhsizemore@alligator org Charter Amendment I reads: The City shall not enact, adopt, enforce or administer any ordinance, regulation, rule or policy which provides or entitles any person to claim protected status, quota preferences or have a claim LOCAL of discrimination based upon a classification, characteristic or orientation not recognized by the Florida Civil Rights Act (Fla. Stat. ss. 760.01-760.11 and 509.092). Any ordinance or regulation enacted before this amendment or after shall be construed in conformance with the Florida Civil Rights Act. Any ordinance that violates this provision shall be void. Please summarize your position on Amendment 1: Citizens for Good Public Policy: "Citizens for Good Public Policy believes civil government has a SEE TRANSGENDER, PAGE 9 -0 FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2009 UF group offers help to fire-ravaged Peaceful Paths By HUNTER SIZEMORE Alligator Staff Writer jhsizemore@alligator org After Peaceful Paths, an organisation that aids battered women, burned down early Wednesday morning, a UF club reached out. Victory Over Violence, a domestic violence awareness organization at UF, increased its promised donation to Peaceful Paths. The organization already planned to donate 45 percent of its proceeds from its upcoming production of "The Vagina Monologues" to Peaceful Paths. But after the fire, Victory Over Violence said they would donate 90 percent, said Denise Calle, an active member of Victory Over Violence. "When I first heard what happened, I started crying," said Calle. "But it gives us a lot of motivation to make things better." "The Vagina Monologues" features a series of women who discuss the hardships and delights of being a woman, from screaming orgasms to embarrassing bodily functions. In 2008, the production brought in $900 to $1,000, Calle said. Ten percent of the proceeds will go to V-Day, a global movement to end violence against women. Originally Peaceful Paths was to split the proceeds with Arbor House, a shelter for pregnant women. But after the fire, Victory Over Violence thought it best to donate the full 90 percent to Peaceful Paths. Arbor House agrees it's the right thing to do. "I think that is wonderful, and we plan to help in any way that we can," said Gwen Gadaire, director of Arbor House. UF seeks $37M to preserve historic Florida buildings University hopes to conduct more research there By THOMAS STEWART Alligator Staff Writer tstewart@alligator org ST. AUGUSTINE -UF will take another stab at securing funds this year to take care of 34 historic buildings in St. Augustine. The university is seeking about $32 million from the state and almost $5 million from the National Park Service. About $10 million is pegged for a visitors' center, and $27 million is for restoring the buildings. Ed Poppell, UF's vice president for Business Affairs, was in St. Augustine on Thursday presenting the plan to officials from the city, the state and the National Park Service, as well as city residents. Poppell said UF would like to see the buildings preserved for their historic value, State so UF students and News professors can conduct more research in the area. The College of Design, Construction and Planning, he said, studies the preservation of historic buildings in St. Augustine. UF's archaeologists study a variety of things in the city as well, he said, and the College of Law uses the city to study historic law. Poppell said UF is considering SEE AUGUSTINE, PAGE 9 0 UF guards Nick Calathes (right) and Erving Walker got into a spat during the Gators' loss to LSU on Tuesday, but the two will have no trouble sharing the ball against Tennessee on Sunday. See Story, Page 18. 2 men arrested for taking train on joyride MIAMI (AP) -Authorities say they've arrested two men who took a 120-ton freight train on a joyride in Miami earlier this week. Miami-Dade police say 23-year-old Alex JohnsonSelf and 21-year-old Brandon Dowdy were found and arrested Wednesday. A CSX employee reported Monday that a diesel locomotive had disappeared from a southwest Miami-Dade turnaround late Sunday night. It was recovered about 7 miles to the south a few hours later. No injuries were reported. The two men face several charges, including grand theft and burglary. N For the first time, UF will offer a two-week study abroad program in Antarctica and Argentina during winter break. See Story, Page 4. Today FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 12 CROSSWORD 17 Sunny SPORTS 18 78/52 visit www.alligator.org Sarah Hsu/ Alligator Staff Learning in the Light Ashley Spencer, 9, does homework math problems at her desk during a home-school lesson last Monday morning. For an audio slideshow of how she came to be a part of the Spencer family, see alligator.org/multimedia. Reylte

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2, ALLIGATOR U FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2009 News Today LOCAL Underage drinking targeted Five underage drinkers were arrested Wednesday when GPD officers did a routine check of bars in midtown. Three were arrested at Balls and two at Copper Monkey, according to a GPD press release. Also, two Gainesville bars and four convenience stores were caught selling alcohol to minors. GPD sent underage shoppers into gas stations and supermarkets to buy alcohol, the GPD release stated. After going to 33 stores, four employees from four gas stations including Texaco, 4909 N.W. 39th St., and Kangaroo, 1255 W. University Ave., were given written arrests for selling alcohol to underage customers. In three of the stores, a 17-yearold successfullypurchased a 16 oz. can of Tilt, the Anheuser-Busch alcoholic energy drink. "Our goal for this detail was zero arrests," said GPD spokesman Keith Kameg. "We are getting a lot closer to our goal. Four out of 33 isn't that bad." To crack down on underage drinking at Copper Monkey, Robert Smith said he was hired by owner Richard Kesselring. As a state-certified private investigator, Smith said he came up with solutions to catch those attempting to drink underage. Patrons must show two forms of valid ID to get a 21 and up wristband, Smith said. In addition to a Florida driver's license, a credit card or student ID card must be shown, Smith said. "If they don't have either of those, they have to sign our login sheet," Smith said. "Then we check the signature on the sheet with the signature on their ID." Smith also installed six cameras throughout the bar. He said KARIZMA BOUTIQUE UPSCALE CLOTHING At an Affordable Price! m -s ONE MONTH. $100 MILLION. FORECAST TODAY 'TC SUNNY 78/52 SATURDAY THUNDER STORMS 80/51 the two girls who were arrested Wednesday showed security valid ID cards that stated they of age. When GPD came, the girls gave officers their real licenses that showed they were not, he said Smith said that he plans to implement scanners so that security can scan IDs to make sure each is real. The scanners will cost about $1,200 each, he said. -KATIE EMMETS Patrol focuses on warnings What's blue and white and crashes your party at 3 a.m.? It's the Gainesville Police Department's Party Patrol, but there's good news: The police would rather give warnings than citations. In 2007, the Party Patrol issued more than 1,000 noise warnings but fewer than 50 noise citations. Complete information for 2008 has not been released, but GPD Lt. David Rowe said that the numbers usually stay static from year to year. Since 2000, the unit has cruised Gainesville on Fridays and Saturdays to make sure that get-togethers stay within legal limits. The unit has five officers on duty each weekend from about 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. Lowe said the patrol enforces underage drinking rules, open container laws and the state openhouse party law, which holds hosts responsible for making sure minors don't consume alcohol. According to GPD spokesman Keith Kameg, the patrol's goal is SUNDAY PARTLY CLOUDY 57/35 MONDAY PARTLY CLOUDY 63/34 TUESDAY SUNNY 68/39 to encourage responsible behavior in local residents, especially students. The Party Patrol mostly focuses on enforcing noise ordinances. "Noise is the number one focus," he said. "Drinking is secondary but not ignored." UF finance senior Andres Valbuena said the Party Patrol gave him written warnings at his Country Village apartment. Valbuena said that he and his friends were playing a drinking game when a GPD officer responded to a neighbor's complaint. "He gave us a warning," Valbuena said. "But he said if he had to come back again, it was going to get serious." 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4, ALLIGATOR U FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2009 Voters reject hand scanners 61 PERCENT OPPOSED THE INITIATIVE. By CHELSEA KEENAN Alligator Writer Sixty-one percent of the nearly 10,000 students who cast a ballot in this week's Student Government elections voted in favor of withholding funding from facilities that require biometric data, such as a hand scan, for entry. The passed initiative is binding and will be incorporated into the Student Body statutes. Its implementation would affect Rec Sports, since the organization receives most of its funding from students' Activity and Service Fees, which make up SG's nearly $13 million budget. UF Rec Sports director David Bowles said he was sure he could work out a solution with SG leaders and would not comment further. A similar question appeared on fall's SG ballot. But though 84 percent of students voted against requiring hand scans to gain entrance to UF recreational facilities, little resulted since the question was a referendum and was the ing. "We're I have mor the Se Orange Sen. Ben Ca legislation d ate meeting d tors from the Orange and Blue Party worked on collecting 1,300 signatures to have the question appear as an initiative on spring's ballot, according to Orange and Blue Party Sen. Jonathan Ossip, who authored the question. "We're lucky voters have refore nonbindmore sense than the Senate did," Cavataro said, adding since the initiative passed, it u cky voters will be made into law during e sense than Tuesday's Senate meeting. ate d id." "It becomes a law just as if it was passed by the Senate," Ben Cavataro he said. Student Senator Senate President Jordan Johnson said the hand-scan initiative is a classic example nd Blue Party of an elections tactic used by vataro presented the Orange and Blue Party to during a fall Senrally support, adding he will which, if passed, be happy when SG puts the isd3 d woul have requr a scans be optional for entry in order for funding to be given. The majority of senators voted against the legislation. As a result, several senasue to rest. Ossip disagreed and said Johnson's claim was ridiculous. "It's something the students actually want," he said. "Copyrighted Material Syndicated Content Available from Commercial News Providers" STUDENT LIFE UF offers study abroad program in Antarctica, Argentina By REBECCA WEISS Alligator Contributing Writer For the first time, UF is offering a two-week study abroad program to Antarctica and Argentina. "It's an amazing opportunity for students to study abroad in a destination most of us only dream about," said Kirsten Laufer, a study abroad adviser at UF's International Center. Students who partake in the sixcredit program must take a semester of two online classes before the expeditiontoAntarcticaandTierraDelFuego, Argentina, during winter break. The trip offers students the chance to explore glaciers, 24 hours of daylight and one of the greatest concentrations of wildlife, such as penguins, seals and orcas, Laufer said. UF chose to offer the program because student interest in the region has increased, she said. "It's completely independent of the budget," she said. "We've gradually expanded our offerings yearly, and it seemed like a good year to begin running a program in Antarctica." The cost of the program is $8,976 for undergraduates and $9,666 for graduates. Laufer said the fee covers the cost of student participation and is higher than some of the other study abroad programs offered. Ten to 12 spots are open for this year's trip, she said, adding a few students have already registered. The deadline to sign up is March 31. Irni UF CAMPUS MONDAY 2/23 -THURSDAY 3/5 SORORITIES & FRATERNITIES FACE OFF AT SPRING GREEK DRIVE CALL (352) 334-1000 FOR MORE SPECIFIC TIMES AND LOCATIONS LIFESOUTH'S CIVITAN DONOR CENTER, 1221 NORTHWEST 13TH STREET AND LIFESOUTH'S NEWBERRY DONOR CENTER, 4039 NEWBERRY ROAD For the complete invitational schedule, visit GatorZone.com promobors subject to change without prior notice' '" IAll home games are played at Katie Seashole Pressly F-d. ~hy!Softball Stadium obI 'T bsil-i

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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2009 U ALLIGATOR, 5 Student-run program helps Gainesville homeless THE GOLDEN DOOR PROJECT WILL BEGIN ITS TRIAL RUN SUNDAY. By MARY WILLIAMS Alligator Contributing Writer Homelessness can't be solved in a weekend, but one UF graduate hopes his project will open the doors to the solution. On Sunday, Dirk Sampselle, director and founder of Citizens for Social Justice, and his staff will begin the Golden Door project, a student-run transitional housing and educational rehabilitation program for homeless people. The trial run will take place at Sunrise Villas apartments, 3010 S.W. 23rd Terrace. Sampselle said he realized a few forums and awareness events a year is not enough to solve the problem of homelessness in Gainesville. So he created an organization focused on utilizing students' abilities to solve the problems, CSJ, which celebrated its first anniversary in January. Sampselle said he is working with St. Francis House, which owns the Sunrise apartment complex, to conduct the trial run with eight residents already living there. Currently, residents have a case manager who keeps them on the plan they set up, which includes employment, rent, loss of income and educational needs, said Kent Vann, executive director of St. Francis House. The case manager, who only meets once a month or when needed, works with several residents at a time, but Sampselle saidhe wants the opposite by having several caseworkers for each person. Each adviser Local will assist in one of seven fields: News goal discovery, arts mentoring, financial literacy, health and nutrition, communication skills, rights literacy or pet therapy. The program will provide mental and physical health care, job placement and vocational training, adult education and GED opportunities and a broad spectrum of educational mentoring and support services, according to its Web site. Sampselle plans to work out the problems of the trial version by the summer and revamp the program by fall to implement the full eight-month program. Vann said he did not have any hesitation about working with the student-run organization. He said St. Francis currently has a partnership with UF for volunteering and has found students have always been loyal to fulfill their tasks. Vann said he would like for the Golden Door project "to maintain self-sufficiency and not fall back into the gaps" and for CSJ to someday have its own facility. UF RESEARCH Global drop in shark attacks may be linked to economy By KRISTEN HUFF Alligator Contributing Writer A failing economy may be your lifeline. Data released by the Florida Program for Shark Research indicates overfishing and the economic downturn may be behind the recent decline in shark attacks. According to the International Shark Attack File released last week by the program, which is jointly administered by the Florida Museum of Natural History, the number of unprovoked shark attacks decreased from 71 in 2007 to 59 in 2008. While this may sound like good news to some, George Burgess, director of the program, said the decline in attacks is partially explained $51UD S $5 JAGER BOMBS 1702 W. University Ave. 374-4934 by the decrease in the shark population due to overfishing by humans. "Almost everyone will tell you the real story isn't shark bites man, but man bites shark," Burgess said. Burgess said regulations need to be put in place to stop overfishing, which, according to the file, has left many shark populations at "critically low levels." Other factors might have led to the decrease as well, including fewer beachgoers, Burgess said. With the dismal state of the economy, people are less inclined to travel, so there have been fewer tourists at beach destinations, Burgess said. There has also been a general decline in travel since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, he said. People may also be getting smarter about protecting themselves from 0 0 y UTNNDYS $4LONG ISLANDS SAT: Free Beer "Almost everyone will tell you the real story isn't shark bites man, but man bites shark." George Burgess Director of Florida Program for Shark Research shark attacks, he said. Media hype in recent years has played a role in educating people about safe practices, such as not swimming at dawn or dusk when sharks are feeding, he said. Of the 59 attacks last year, 41 occurred in U.S. waters, according to the file. With 32 attacks, Florida had the most in the U.S. Burgess said Florida, with the longest coastline in the U.S. and warm waters, which support more species of sharks and attract a lot of tourists, is "an accident waiting to happen." "There's lots of water and lots of people that come to use it, and amazingly enough, there have been lots of shark attacks," he said. According to the file, 56.6 percent of the attacks involved surfers or windsurfers. "The activity of surfers is, by definition, quite provocative," Burgess said. The motions that surfers make while in the water mimic those of animals the sharks consider prey, he said. Thus, most incidents involving surfers are better characterized as bites than attacks because after nipping the surfers, sharks usually realR 7/ || 3-/9-46_86 I I R UO Mon -,Fri 8-5 Saturday 9-2 I Located in Reitz ihion Ground Floor I Walk in or call to -a ir or make an appointment Ofteri Sredw _A~~ ~ -e -e _ _ _WiA'AA'A -2 Large 16" one topping 37550 33-99 p'zzas Downtown Tower Rd-. open 24 hours37 I-9 I a.m. -4 a.m. 37-606$17.99 11Iam. 3 am. ize their error, he said. 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6, ALLIGATOR U FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2009 Please excuse the Department of Darts & Laurels if we appear a bit woozy as we attempt to recover from our ohmy-god-our-heads-are-killing-us Student Government elections hangover. From co-sponsoring last week's debate series to providing behind-the-scenes SG pre-party coverage on Twitter, it's been one heck of a journey tracking UF's battle among political heavyweights. Sure we'll miss those laugh-a-minute YouTube offerings from the Orange & Blue Party, but can you honestly stomach any more video montages featuring the likes of Jordan Johnson crawling across your computer screen? As we peel off our Unite Party stickers (riiiiiight) and bid farewell to Progress banners of Ben Dictor rubbing elbows with Lil Wayne, the Department of Darts & Laurels proudly presents this week's oh-thank-heaven-SG-elections-are-nomore edition of. Darts & Laurels For one young woman from Indiana, drenching her liceridden hair in gasoline seemed like a surefire solution to eliminate her excessive itching. The Department of Darts & Laurels chucks an it's-flammable-for-Christ's-sake DART at Jessica Brooks for burning more than half her body after her hair caught on fire. Sure we've heard of some truly absurd natural remedies for curing lice, but this one just seems to scream Scientology. Word out of Washington informs us of ambitious initiatives in the healthcare sector set to take shape at the hands of the federal budget. For his unequivocal willingness to overhaul health care and bring assistance to millions of uninsured Americans, the Department of Darts & Laurels graciously extends a change-we-can-believe-in LAUREL to President Barack Obama. So many presidents pepper their stump speeches with unfulfilled promises, but finally we have one who has seemingly bucked the trend. With today marking the final edition of one of Denver's leading newspapers, the city is in a state of mourning as it prepares to say goodbye to a dear friend. The Department of Darts & Laurels launches a the-country-just-got-a-little-bit-stupider DART at the journalism industry for failing to prevent the closure of the Rocky Mountain News just months before the paper's 150th anniversary. In such perilous economic times, dare we ask what paper could be next on the ol' chopping block? By passing one of the hot-ticket ballot referenda in the SG election, tobacco products may no longer have a lawful place on the UF campus. For taking a definitive stance against the leading cause of avoidable deaths, the Department of Darts & Laurels presents a there's-nothing-sexy-about-yellowteeth LAUREL to the UF Student Body. Clearly if Tim Tebow proudly boasts about being tobacco-free, The Gator Nation will quickly follow suit. For the Republican Party's alleged "rising star," a gross misstep in his speech Tuesday night has the citizens of Washington state reeling. The Department of Darts & Laurels tosses a have-you-ever-heard-of-Mount-St.-Helens? DART at Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal for questioning why "something called volcano monitoring" was included in the economic stimulus package. Come on, is that really your best shot at condemning the Obama administration for allocating controversial funds? A casual afternoon strolling the Port Charlotte mall quickly turned into an episode of "Jackass" as one youngster decided to strip naked and streak from the movie theater to food court much to the chagrin of conservative moms everywhere. For filming the event and securing a getaway car to escape to safety, the Department of Darts & Laurels laughs as we give a we-only-wish-we-could-have-seen-the-looks-of-bewilderment-on-everyone's-faces LAUREL to Brandon Krueger. Too bad he didn't have the self-restraint to refrain from posting the film on his MySpace page -shockingly, even security guards know how to use the Internet. That's all for this week. Have a great weekend! 0the independent florida alligator Nicole Safker Dan Seco EDITOR OPINIONS EDITOR Kristin Bjornsen Rachel Roy MANAGING EDITORS The Alligator encourages comments from readers Letters to the editor should not exceed 150 words (about one etter-sized page) They mustbe typed, double-spaced and must include the author's name, classification and phone number Names will be withheld if the writer shows just cause We reserve the right to edit for length, grammar, styie and iibei Send letters to ietters@aiiigatororg, bring them to 1105W University A e, or send them to PO Box 14257, GainesviIle, FL 32604-2257Columns of about 450 words about original topics and editorial cartoons are also welcome Questions? Caii 376-4458 Opinions The child stars of Academy Award winning Best Picture Slumdog Millionaire are reportedly being given brand new houses by the Indian government. ALLIGATOR www.a Iigator.org/opinions Sadly, however, the old men from No County for Old Men (last year's Best Picture) still don't even have a country. This is I ' bull crap' 'People' shows little regard for people I f People magazine had a face, I would punch it. Hard. Nineteen-year-old Mike Tyson hard. This publication is the opposite of what its name implies. Its coverage is inhuman. At People, it seems that exploiting vulnerable celebrities earns you a medal of honor. Rihanna gets mauled by Chris Brown; John Travolta's son dies; Britney Spears does anything: Capture these events at all cost. How is it morally OK to hound a battered woman? Does their quest for the $100,000 photo really outweigh their ability to consider her feelings? One pop star's domestic abuse is an opportunistic cameraman's stroke of luck. Appalling. Americans are sold short by this magazine on a weekly basis, and it isn't going to stop. Who's to blame? I'll quote my favorite consonant from "V for Vendetta" to answer that one. After hijacking a British television station and its emergency broadcast channel, V announces to all of London "there is something terribly wrong with this country, isn't there?" Rather than blaming someone else, he tells the city, "you need only look into a mirror." Our unhealthy obsession with famous people is turning our nation into drooling, complacent tabloid whores. We are all becoming Gossip Girls. We allow this garbage. Some even crave it. We are surrounded by it, and we've stopped caring. It has become part of our society, so we shrug it off because it's expected. I shouldn't point a finger at anyone else before pointing at myself. I watched some of the "Surreal Life." A house full of once-upon-a-timers intrigued me. At the time I wondered where the hell these people had been. I watched a few episodes and was horrified. I quickly realized Flavor Flav, Brigitte Nielsen and the gang had disappeared for a reason. Unfortunately, their mugs returned to the silver screen at a crucial time for their I'll-do-anythingAdam Wynn for-some-face-time careers. Reality letters@alligator org TV was crap when everyday folk were the stars, but the reemergence of faux celebrities turned hardened dog-doo into Satan personified. The Hollywood writers' strike hit, and these show-biz corpses once again became the top ticket. The news is littered with this trash, too. Spare me the Brangelina bullcrap, I want pertinent local and national news. Hell, at this point, I'll even sit through some international disaster buzzkill. And there it is. In general, Americans don't give a damn about the rest of the world. We're part of an egotistical landmass with two giant moats on either side. We're in our bubble and we don't like to leave. To shield our country from the rest of the world, we collect shiny, expensive things, so we can tell ourselves everything is dandy. If we can't afford that, we live vicariously through the people who can. We have the capability to stay informed, and we take it for granted. Leave Britney alone for a few weeks. Let Rihanna's face regain its luster. Don't bother Travolta for a few years. In the meantime, go hassle someone you actually know. Adam Wynn is a journalism senior. His column appears on Fridays. The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator. Today's question: Would you have voted on Thursday's question? Thursday's question is unavailable due to technical error. Vote or post a message at www.alligator.org

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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2009 U ALLIGATOR, 7 Letters to the Editor Column misses business effects Columnist Johnathan Lott apparently needs to spend more time in class because his knowledge of markets is sadly lacking. In a competitive market, such as the market of cities trying to attract high-tech companies, branding is very important. Gainesville currently has a good brand as a progressive and open-minded city, which allows it to attract more progressive tech companies. If Charter Amendment 1 passes, then Gainesville's brand becomes the city that voted to strip rights from two minority groups. This is bad business, and that is why the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce opposes Charter Amendment 1. The only "business" that is harmed by stopping Charter Amendment 1 is discrimination. Ryan Vandeventer 4AG Loft's argument too flimsy I was disappointed to see that Johnathan Lott's column reverted to the same arguments that proponents of Charter Amendment 1 have been using to scare people into supporting discrimination. His economic argument is flimsy in light of the Chamber of Commerce and North Central Florida Labor Council's opposition to Charter Amendment 1. Furthermore the amendment is opposed by the entire City Commission, the Mayor and even our own Student and Faculty Governments because they understand that Charter Amendment 1 is really about discrimination. The suggestion that this bill is not about sexual identity/orientation is categorically false. It seems Lott is the one who has not read the proposed Charter Amendment 1. A spokesman for the organization who proposed the Charter Amendment, the deceptively named "Citizens for Good Public Policy," admitted in this paper on Wednesday that the proposed Charter Amendment 1 takes away anti-discrimination protections from lesbian, gay and bisexual people -I believe he referred to this reality as "collateral damage." Are the members of this community really OK with dismissing someone's rights as "collateral damage"? I certainly hope not. Let's show these citizens there is no place for discrimination in Gainesville. can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." As with most legislation, there's plenty of pork to dissatisfy people on both sides of the issue. Charter Amendment 1 promises to not only remove the rights of LGBT members in our society but also prevent sexual predators from invading women's restrooms. The loss of rights of the LGBT community has been described as "collateral damage" in the march towards the "greater" good of removing predators from bathAmy Ritter rooms. 3LS I have to ask, though. What's preventing predators from walkProposal fosters homophobia ing into any bathroom now and In response to Johnathan Lott's committing a heinous act? justificesions foC r AmndLott would like to think that ment 1 in his Thursday column, I under current legislation, busithink Benjamin Franklin phrased nesses would be forced to create it best when he said: "They who new special bathrooms; however, even as a cynical libertarian, I don't believe the government could get away with such a massive overhaul on business infrastructure. Proponents of the amendment would have you believe that under current law, some people might become "uncomfortable" at the act of a transgendered person entering their bathroom. Last time I checked, the U.S. Constitution protects individuals and groups from outright harm or discrimination, not to not feel offended. We must not forget who's at the source of this hate speech: Ultra-neo-conservative religious groups who want nothing more than to restrict the rights of people different from them. It's classic homophobia, pure and simple. Eric Fredrick 3BA Guest column Techology can be advantageous for developing countries T Eric Chianese: In your Thursday column, you argued that "some advances in technology," generally in the field of mass communication, "cause just as much harm, if not more, than they do good." To a certain extent, I agree with you. Technology has provided a means for which people can entirely sequester themselves from others, as illustrated by your reference to the iPod shuffle or the kids of the future "hanging out" but recoiling into their separate digital worlds. Technology, specifically SMS and texting, have replaced centuriesworth of appreciation for vocabulary with a :P or a >:/ to convey a particular feeling. However, the same advances in technology that you criticize for inhibiting communication are actually the same vehicles that facilitate broader communication, develop new sense of communities and even help developing nations. In this way, I argue that they do more good than harm. In countries with governments that provide little to no infrastructure or with terrain that limits Internet penetration, cell phones provide the masses with a way to effectively conduct business and stay connected. Fishermen in the Philippines use cell phones and texting to find out the market-rate price of fish before selling at markets. Residents of unstable countries in the developing nations use cell phones and texting to acquire news and information normally unavailable to them because of military regimes or stateimposed censorship. Cell phones have also fostered political discourse and civic participation. Because of the popularity and feasibility of e-voting, the Hungarian government conducted SMS elections in 2002. That same year, China enabled its citizens to text to 2,987 deputies of the National People's Congress to voice their concerns. In 2001, a circulated text message Kayla calling for the ousting of corrupt FilipiGutierrez no President Estrada Speaking Out was instrumental in organizing protests and his subsequent removal from office. These examples represent the tip of the iceberg for the positive changes that can come from technology. Contrary to your argument that texting limits social interaction, teens in Japan and Hong Kong use texting to build romantic relationships. Because their cultures heavily survey them and limit their private time, teens in those societies resort to technology to build interpersonal relationships. In certain patriarchal societies, texting has encouraged females to be more aggressive and outspoken -patterns of expression that are characteristic to Western culture. Technology does not completely displace traditional modes of communication; instead, it creates a new mobile culture that is capable of transforming gender roles and altering interpersonal communication. During the dawn of the Internet, critics feared that the Internet would make people more anti-social. Because many day-to-day activities could be done without ever leaving the computer, they hypothesized that people would become more distant. Instead, the Internet has had the opposite effect for those individuals who utilize its wider communication capabilities. The same can be said for cell phones and texting. In this sense, technology is a doubleedged sword: it can be the means to box yourself in your own little world, or it can make the world your oyster. It depends on your motivations for using it. 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8, ALLIGATOR U FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2009 ON CAMPUS Event spreads Christian message to UF students By REBECCA WEISS Alligator Contributing Writer The band Copeland, UF quarterback Tim Tebow and speaker Joe White drew 2,957 people to the O'Connell Center Thursday to learn about Christianity. After Dark, sponsored by Christian student organizations, presented the Gospel and aimed to inform students about Jesus Christ and his teachings. Sophomore Doug Cloud, a member of Campus Crusade for Christ helped spread the word about the event. He said religious events are needed on campus. "People need to see how powerful Jesus Christ can be," he said. "If one person or a couple hundred people realize that tonight, it'll be successful." After Copeland performed, getting the crowd hyped up, Tebow followed with a speech about how Jesus has impacted his life. He said his life is a success, and it's not because he won a national championship or because he won a Heisman. It's because he has a relationship with Jesus Christ, he said. When White took the stage, he showed a black-and-white video, which led into his re-enactment of a Roman cross-maker, creating the cross similar to the one on which Jesus was crucified. As he chopped at a log on stage, White spoke of the young cross-maker's possible thoughts and questions. Later, in an act of penance and devotion, attendees filled out cards and nailed them to the wooden cross on stage. "I think it's a relevant way to present the story of Jesus," UF sophomore Carly Coffman said. "He's letting people decide how they see Jesus fitting into their lives." Others disagreed and were disappointed by the performance, feeling that they were tricked into going by the advertising, which did not make clear the event's religious nature. "I think it's ridiculous because they didn't really tell you what it's about," said UF freshman Rachel Sereda, "It seemed really cool because they had balloons and shirts and were really organized, but if you read the fine print, it's all about Jesus Christ." Alligator Writer Kelsie Hoerchel contributed to this report. Speaker Joe White carries a cross he made during After Dark, an event sponsored by Evangelical Campus Ministries, Thursday night at the O'Connell Center. Mexican universities cut fees, offer more scholarships 0 THE AID IS MEANT TO KEEP STUDENTS IN SCHOOL. By KRISTEN HUFF Alligator Contributing Writer Budget cuts and possible tuition hikes getting you down? Try heading south of the border. As the Florida Legislature prepares to consider a bill this spring that would raise the cost of tuitionby as much as 15 percent in Florida's 11 public universities, 128 of Mexico's public universities have pledged to reduce education fees and increase the number of scholarships in an effort to stop students from dropping out or postponing graduation, according to The Chronicle of Higher Education News Blog. During the next academic year, Mexico will spend $180 million to increase the number of federal scholarships from 234,000 to 310,000, said Rodolfo Tuirdn, Mexico's under secretary for higher education, according to the blog. The blog reported that while tuition at Mexican public universities is "usually free or very low, lab fees and other expenses can run in the hundreds or even thousands of dollars." However, a similar infusion of federal financial aid may not be necessary in Florida. UF spokeswoman Janine Sikes said she is not U F aware of a sigAcademics nificant number of UF students having to drop out due to the dismal state of the economy because many are covered by the Bright Futures Scholarship Program. According to the Florida Board of Governors' Web site, during the 2006 to 2007 fiscal year there were 26,105 Bright Futures scholars at UF. Additionally, 635 federal scholarships totaling about $1.3 million were awarded to UF students, more than any other public school in the state, according to the site. Across Florida, a total of 1,520 federal scholarships summing up to about $3.6 million were awarded to public school students. 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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2009 U ALLIGATOR, 9 Opposing organizations defend stances on Charter Amendment 1 TRANSGENDER, from page 1 fundamental obligation to maintain public safety, and urges the adoption of Amendment 1, which would require the civil rights categories enumerated in Gainesville's Code of Ordinances to conform exactly to the corresponding code of the State of Florida. The immediate legal effect of the amendment's adoption would be the retroactive nullification of non-conforming categories, meaning that civil rights protections in Gainesville would be exactly the same as in the rest of Alachua County and most other Florida cities." Equality is Gainesville's Business: "We oppose Charter Amendment 1 because it promotes discrimination. If passed, Charter Amendment 1 would remove nondiscrimination protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. Since state and federal law do not yet prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity, this means someone could be fired from their job, kicked out of their home or refused service at a restaurant simply because of who they are. There is no place for discrimination in Gainesville. That is why groups like the Student and Faculty Senate and the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce have publicly opposed Charter Amendment 1." If your opponent succeeds what are the possible effects on the way local, state and federal entities govern Gainesville citizens? EGB: "If Amendment 1 passes, it would eliminate protections against discrimination which only exist at the local level, making it legal to fire someone from their job or kick them out of their home because they are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. It would take away our power to enact local nondiscrimination laws, and leave it to Tallahassee to decide what is best for Gainesville. To be clear, Amendment 1 would prohibit the City from adopting or enforcing any nondiscrimination measures beyond those currently in state law. That means, not only would protections based on sexual orientation and gender identity be removed, the City could not add other protections, like veteran status." CGPP: "The privacy and safety rights of Gainesville's residents, particularly women and children, will remain compromised. Sexual opportunists from peeping toms to predators -263 of whom are registered as living inside the city limits -will be legally free to enter women's restrooms and other gender-designated public facilities. And the Gainesville City Commission will continue to abuse home rule by passing special preferences disguised as civil rights, bullying the business community, engaging in social engineering and promoting the non-mainstream social agenda of out-of-state special interests instead of those of the people of Gainesville, Florida." In Florida, it is not illegal for a person to use the opposite gender's public restroom, according to the Gainesville City Attorney. All Florida business owners have the right to establish separate bathrooms and refuse admittance to a particular individual. What does this mean for your cause? EGB: "This means Charter Amendment 1 is not and never has been about bathrooms or who can go into them -it is about discrimination. Our opponents are using scare tactics with absolutely no basis in reality to try to fool voters into legalizing discrimination. Special There are criminal laws Report that protect people from the dangers that supporters of Amendment 1 are using to try to scare voters. Amendment 1 is about discrimination -it takes away nondiscrimination protections and makes it legal to fire someone from their job or kick them out of their home because they are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. Period." CGPP: "The premise is untrue. Florida Statute, Title XXIX, Chapter 381, Section 381.0091 empowers businesses to designate restrooms and dressing rooms by gender for the purpose of prohibiting "any female from using a restroom or dressing room designated for males and any male from using a restroom or dressing room designated for females." Assuming consent to disobey posted signs is absurd on its face. The signs designating such facilities in and of themselves constitute legal notice by the business. Further, the statute does not differentiate between gender and sex, and specifies that in state buildings (which would include UF and Santa Fe College) male and female restrooms "shall be separate," and designated by signs." No complaints of discrimination have been filed on the basis of gender identity since the ordinance was amended. Of the 54 complaints filed in 2007, roughly two of them were on the basis of sexual orientation. What does this mean for your cause? CGPP: "From Jan. 1, 2007 through Feb. 19, 2009, no complaints of discrimination were filed on the basis of gender identity. None. Zero. The absence of a pattern of discrimination, which is routinely necessary in order to justify new civil rights legislation, proves that passing the Gender Identity Ordinance was utterly unwarranted, and is an example of the City Commission engaging in social activism rather than public service. The voters of Gainesville can stop this abuse of home rule by voting YES to adopt Charter Amendment 1." EGB: "One of the main purposes of nondiscrimination laws is to put the public on notice that discrimination will not be tolerated. The fact that there were only two discrimination complaints means that the law is doing what it was designed to do -protect against discrimination. But, even two discrimination complaints are too many. If Charter Amendment 1 passes, these protections would be eliminated, sending the message that it is legal to fire someone from their job or kick them out of their home because they are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. If this happens, discrimination undoubtedly would increase. UF may convert buildings to grad student dorms AUGUSTINE, from page 1 converting one or two of the 34 buildings into dorms for graduate students, so they can conduct their research in the city. UF originally promised to take over the leases from the city, which currently leases them from the state, in July of 2007. The leases would include not only the buildings themselves, but all the historic artifacts, documents and other property. Last year, the state denied UF's request for $22.5 million in funding, which prevented UF from taking over the leases. State Poppell said UF is not expecting the entire News $37 million request this year. That amount would be needed over several years. UF is hoping to get at least $5 million to fund half the construction costs of the proposed visitors' center, he said. The remaining $5 million for the center is being requested from the National Park Service. Poppell said in case the state can't afford the project his year, UF and St. Augustine are also requesting the money from the economic stimulus package passed last week, of which Florida is expected to receive about $12 billion. "This is the oldest city, the first city," he said after the presentation, "and the state's kind of ignored these properties here." "We feel they have a responsibility to come forward and rehab them, but also (to) get ready for the celebration," he said, referring to the upcoming 500th anniversary of the city's discovery by Europeans in 1513 and the 450th anniversary of its settlement in 1565. 'ogan sane / ingaor UFjunior Jessica Ruddock, foreground, performs a dance representing eating disorders in the Reitz Union Thursday as part of National Eating Disorder Awareness Week. The dance was choreographed by UF graduate Brie Hinman as her thesis project last semester.

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10, ALLIGATOR U FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2009 Fighting to Remember Civil War re-enactors honor the past Southern Civil War re-enactors are stereotyped as men who don't want war to end; who believe the South will rise again. In reality, it is not for a long-settled cause that they rally. These men fight to remember their ancestors and bond with friends gained over years of re-enactments. Randy Adkins, left, brings his family to each re-enactment, and his work as a musician comes as a six-string guitar in his tent. As the grime builds up from sweating in heavy period clothing, the rifle remains the cleanest thing the re-enactors carry. The men form their own band of brothers. Some camps keep the period facade on long after tourists have left, but many of the men in the 28th Georgia, Company K, served in Vietnam or other American conflicts. They don't seek to recreate those conditions again. -PHOTOS AND TEXT BY ANDREW STANFILL ALLIGATOR STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER J ABOVE: Because they are firing real gunpowder, each rifle must be thoroughly cleaned after the battle and inspected by a commander. FAR ABOVE: Randy laughs after pulling a prank on the company corporal, who is pointing at him in mock anger, while waiting to march to colors in Olustee. When crowds aren't around, the men joke with each other. ABOVE: Randy fires from the left flank of the Confederate lines during the Battle of Olustee. After one side is declared the winner by killing or driving the enemy off the battlefield, the dead resurrect, and the re-enactors pack their tents with their next battle already in mind. FAR LEFT: With long periods on the battlefield, sometimes the tree line is the closest latrine. Modern portable toilets are not far from the period campsites, but on the battlefield, the tree is the only option. LEFT: Randy looks away during a battle.

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Fierce rivalry set to resume in Athens By EUGENIO TORRENS Alligator Writer UF and Georgia. Two schools that just don't like each other. A textbook example of rivals. Be it on the gridiron, in the pool, the hardwood, or even a spitting contest. The gymnastics floor is no different. "Every meet we go into, no matter what the team, we always want to put forth our best effort," Courtney Gladys said. "But in Georgia, it's a pretty big rival for us." The No. 7 Gators head to Athens, Ga., to take on the defending Southeastern Conference and NCAA champs, the No. 1 Bulldogs at 7. Harrison Diamond / Alligator Staff UF gymnast Courtney Gladys performs in the floor exercise during the Gators' 196.50-196.25 win against Auburn in the O'Connell Center on Jan. 16. UF is coming off its second consecutive meet where it raised its season-best score, posting a 196.875. The Gators (5-2, 3-2 SEC) wrap up their SEC dual-meet season against the No. 1 team in the nation, which will let the team see how it stacks up against the best competition it will see in the SEC Championships later this season. "To come and say we beat Georgia, it's a bigger deal, I think," Corey Hartung said. "They're ranked No. 1. If we can beat them, then we know that we can win SECs and that we can win nationals. Here's our testing point for the season." UF and Georgia have a dramatic and close history. Last season, the Gators were unable to register a win against the Bulldogs, with two of the losses coming by the slimmest margin possible, .025 -once at home on Jan. 18, 2008, and the other coming in the SEC Championships. "To come and say we beat Georgia, it's a bigger deal." Corey Hartung UF senior gymnast "You do try to do your best against them because they are such a top school, and they're always going to be good competition," junior Melanie Sinclair said. Hartung and Georgia's Courtney Kupets have some history of their own. The pair trained together for five years in their pre-college days in Gaithersburg, Md., at Hill's Gymnastics. "We're great friends," Hartung said. "I'm probably closest to her from their team because I trained with her for five years. I look up to her too." While there's no love lost between the two, Hartung and the Gators know a win this weekend would be an impressive addition to their resume. In a sport largely devoid of trash talking, UF-Georgia may be the closest teams ever come to harsh words, or at least lighthearted verbal exchanges. "I don't know if a Dawg can stand up to a Gator," Sinclair said. She added that the team played around in practice, barking to mimic the sound UF will encounter in Stegeman Coliseum. Faehn said this weekend's meet would be used as another tool to evaluate the team and see what needs work as the dual-meet season dwindles. "We have to not put too much emphasis on this being a big competition and treat it just like any other," she said. Easier said than done when it's a rival like Georgia. By ANTHONY CHIANG Alligator Writer The Gators are focused. So focused, in fact, that coach Buddy Alexander had no clue his team was named Golfweek's Team of the Week on Feb. 16. "I didn't even know that," Alexander said. "I guess I haven't checked out my new Golfweek this week." This is the type of mentality the No. 5 UF men's golf team will need as it heads to San Juan, Puerto Rico, to play in the Puerto Rico Invitational this weekend. The team will be joined by three of the other top-five teams: No. 2 Georgia, No. 3 Oklahoma State and No. 4 Alabama. Coach Alexander believes this tournament gives the Gators a perfect opportunity to look in the mirror and find out who they really are. "We are going to get to play some of the better teams in the country and get a chance to see where we are," he said. With two first-place finishes to open the spring season, an aura of overconfidence has the potential of seeping into the team's psyche. But Alexander is not worried. "We are nowhere -f near where we want to Alexander be in the rankings, so we've got plenty of room for improvement," he said. "So we are not going over there with an overconfident attitude that I'm worried about in any way." One thing UF can be confident about is its advantage in the short game in Puerto Rico. The event will be played on Bermuda greens, which the Gators play on yearround. Most of the teams in the field do not have this luxury and are more accustomed to playing on bent-grass greens. "When you grow up over these greens, typically you're inclined to be a little more comfortable on them than guys who grew up on bent-grass greens," Alexander said. The five golfers for UF this weekend are Toby Ragland, Billy Horschel, Tim McKenney, Tyson Alexander and Mu Hu. If UF can use this advantage to help it toward another first-place finish, it will eclipse the two previous tournament wins. "A win .would really be a statement to this team that we are ready to compete with almost everybody," Alexander said. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2009 U ALLIGATOR, 11 UF to play six games By ADAM BERRY Alligator Staff Writer aberry@alligator org After shutting out No. 6 Michigan on Wednesday, UF pitcher Stacey Nelson said she felt like she could have pitched four more games. She might have the opportunity to do that this weekend. The No. 2 Gators (13-2) will host the Cox Communication Invitational at Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium this weekend when they take on four different teams Pacific, South Florida, Illinois and Texas Tech -in a six-game span. Nelson, who said she was unusually energetic for Wednesday's game, had a plan for how she'll deal with the back-toback-to-back doubleheaders. "I guess I should save my abnormal amounts of energy," she joked. "We've been playing five, six games a weekend up until now, so it's tiring, but it's just another weekend." UF coach Tim Walton echoed his pitcher's thoughts, adding that he does not plan to make many adjustments to the way his team usually prepares. The only thing Walton will do to the lineup this weekend is reduce the amount of time left fielder Francesca Enea will play. Enea, who suffered her second torn ACL in her right knee in September, is batting .450 with 18 hits and 25 RBIs in her 40 at-bats this season. Softball The junior should still see time at the plate, and the Gators have plenty of talent to put in left field. Speedy freshman Michelle Moultrie has primarily played as a pinch runner this year, but she displayed her potential as a hitter in the Cathedral City Classic in Palm Springs, Calif., last weekend. In UF's game against UNLV on Saturday, Moultrie scored on an inside-thepark home run -the first hit of her college career. Moultrie also played left field against the Rebels, allowing Enea to act as the designated hitter, and Enea took advantage of the opportunity by going 2 for 3 at the plate and driving in 2 runs. Despite the number of innings the Gators will play this weekend, center fielder Kim Waleszonia said the tournament has its benefits -especially after having spent last weekend over 2,000 miles away from Gainesville. "I'm glad we're at home. I can sleep in my own bed," Waleszonia said. "It's tough to play that many games in one weekend, but we worked all fall for it and conditioned for it. It's always tough on our bodies by the end of the weekend, but we've trained for it, so we'll be all right." UF will start the Invitational today at 4 p.m. against Pacific (5-4) before taking on South Florida (10-5) immediately afterward. The Gators will play their second doubleheader of the weekend Saturday afternoon at 4 against Illinois (10-4) and Texas Tech (3-10). The Gators have already beaten Texas Tech this season, as they beat the Red Raiders 11-0 on Feb. 13 in Gainesville. UF will wrap up the tournament Sunday with its third doubleheader -rematches with Illinois and South Florida. UF MEN'S GOLF Gators to face nation's best in Puerto Rico

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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 1 BR Loft w/Skylight* 3 Blocks to Mid-Town/Univ Ave*Walk to UF Cathedral Ceilings*Only $799 at Arbor Lofts www.ForRentNearUF.com 352-376-6223 4-22-59-2 tI l 4 *4 0 Due to Spring Break, the Alligator will have the following advanced deadlines: Deadline for Monday, March 16 paper: THURSDAY, March 5, by 4 pm Deadline for Tuesday, March 17 paper: FRIDAY, March 6, by 4 pm Theses deadlines apply to both Display and Classified advertising, as well as all customers wishing to renew their classified ads March 17 or March 18. Classifieds 373-FIND Display 376-4482 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 Inc. www.LookingGlassApartments.com 111 NW 16th St. -Call 376-1111 4-22-09-59-2 One month FREE! Zero Redec Fee 1 & 2 BR single-story villas starting from $529 Move in costs starting at $139 Close to Oaks Mall and Archer Road. Pine Rush Villas 375-1519 4-22-09-59-2 One month FREE! Zero Redec Fee 1 & 2 BR flats starting from $599 Move in costs starting at $139 Two blocks south of Archer Rd. & 34th St Homestead Apts. 376-0828 4-22-09-59-2 One month FREE! $189 Moves you in! HUGE 2 & 3 BR single story villas starting from $759 Close to Oaks Mall & Newberry Rd. Ashton Square Villas 333-1120 4-22-09-59-2 Downtown Luxury & Cash Back 4 Fall! Sign now for studios, 1/1, 2/2, 3/3s! Perfect Location-Great Price-No Move-in Fees W/D*Wood Floors*Bring Your Pets! Great parking-walk to bars-bike to UF Reserve now! 338-0002 4-22-09-53-2 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 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 2/1.5 Newly Renovated Townhouse. Avail Now or Fall 09. Close to Shands, Park N Ride 2, & Shopping. Inc W/D, A/C, Pvt Patio, & Pool. $745/mth & $500 Dep. No Pets PIs. 772-538-5792orltsao12@hotmail.com 3-309-20-2 Very Nice Mother-in Law Suite Near Haile 1BR, kitchen, dining room, full bath, W/D, cable, utilities all included. $750/mo. 3670372 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 iBR 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 3772150 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 (727243-4688) 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 2-2710-2 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./ ba 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 3-1709-15-2 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

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14, ALLIGATOR U FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2009 For Rent For Rent Romaes unfurnished unfurnished 2BR/2.5BA townhouse condo, 1 mi from UF. On bus route. Inc W/D. Community clubhouse, pool & fitness center. Wired for internet & 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 2BR/1 BA SPACIOUS 7209 SW 45th Pl. 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 3514 NW 7th Place. 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 352-3789220 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, 1 st 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 Pl. 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 1 BR/1 BA $495/mo 3 blocks to UF. Apt in vintage 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 ind $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 POOL HOUSE AVAILABLE NOW! Bike to UF 4BR/3BA, over 2000 sf, nice area 1 mi to UF. 2816 W Univ Ave. $1400/ mo now then $1750/mo in fall. Pool svc extra376-6183, 352-327-2931 3-3-09-3-2 NW HOME, 3BR/2BA, 2 car carport, large family room, fenced yard, additional storage, washer & dryer. $980/mo. Irene Larsson Mgmt Service. 352-373-2605 3-19-10-2 $475/mo -renovated Victorian 1 BR/1 BA @ 108 SE 7 St. claw-foot tub, wd floors, high ceilings w/ fans, Ig windows, fire places. Rent includes water, sewer. NO PETS. March 1. First+Last+Sec. (352) 317-8282 3-5-5-2 rFslases DON'T WAIT TO PLACE YOUR SUBLEASE AD Last spring semester paper published on April 22rd. CALL TODAY!!! or PLACE YOUR AD AT WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG 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 561-3103783 3-4-5-3 1BD/1BA Less than a block to campus near 13th and Univ Ave. $555/month May 1July 31st email Stacy at sls22@ufl.edu 3-4-095-3 1 BLK ACROSS FROM UF/Library West! $410/month for 1BR/1BA in 2/2 at Looking Glass Apts. Great location, price greatly reduced! Can lease through August. 561.261.2249 3-6-6-3 Roommate Matching HERE Oxford Manor 377-2777 The Landings 336-3838 The Laurels 335-4455 Greenwich Green 372-8100 Hidden Lake 374-3866 4-22-72-4 Now you can easily submit your classified ad for print and/or web editions right thru our website! Just go to www.alligator.org/classifieds Visa and Mastercard accepted. 01 br w/pvt entrance avail in 2BR condo Cent AC/H. 2 pools. Walk to UF. 375/mo *1BR hdwd firs, pvt ba avail in beautiful NW house close to UF $395/mo 352-316-3930 www.gainesville-rent.com. 2-27-09-40-4 -:: 2 Blocks To UF:: Room in 4br condo ind utils, internet, cable TV, pool. Very Nice $375. 283-8777 www.Gainesville-Rooms-4-Rent.com 4-2209-62-4 1/2 OFF 1st MONTH Rent if in by March! Seeking 2 roommates.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 3-315-4 1BR/1BA avail march 1st in 2Br/2BA for responsible mature individual. $425-$450/mo + utils. Barandywine on Archer Rd. yttek@ yttek@hotmail.com or 305-332-6566 2-2709-21-4 Rooming House, 2 rooms open single person. $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 located 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 preferred. call (863)521-2078 or e-mail 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 for rent. 2/2 in Brandywine on Old Archer. Available immediately, flexible duration. $360 + 1/2 util. Call Shane 941-9321189. 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) 863634-1893 3-16-09-10-4 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 3-1709-10-4 1BR in a 3/2 on gorgeous Millhopper Rd. $475/Moincl 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 applfireplace. Email:c123@ufl.edu 3-6-097-4 $490 Mo, 1BR/1BA in 2BR/2.5BA townhouse, 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 3-409-5-4 FEMALE ROOMMATE NEEDED! 4BR/4BA Clean & Quiet condo at University Terrace West.$450 rent includes: Cable, HS Internet, and ALL utilities Fully furnished. MUST SEE! Call Dory @ (954)816-1468. 3-5-5-4 2 ROOMS /w shared bath avail Aug 09 -July 10. At 34th & University Ave in a 4/3 house with 2 males. Rent $315/mo/each + utils. Call 352-328-4805 or Larson87@ufl.edu. nonsmoking. 3-4-4-4 Master BR w/ new carpet & ceiling fan in 4BR/3BA house off NW 16th Ave on bus route. DW, W/D, Cox cable & network internet. No cats or dogs. $375/mo. Call 3284995 3-5-5-4 fReal Estate Sell your house, condo, acreage, mobile home and much more in the ALLIGATOR CLASSIFIEDS! Reach thousands of possible buyers! Mastercard and Visa accepted over the phone, by fax, email or CHECK OUT PLACING YOUR AD ONLINE AT www.aIIigator.org. or please call 373-Find SEE ALL CONDOS WWW.UFCONDOS.COM Matt Price Campus Realty, 352-281-3551 4-22-72-5 NEW CONDOS -WALK to UF 3 Blks to UF. For Info on ALL 1, 2, 3, 4 Bedrooms for Sale, Call Eric Leightman, Campus Realty at 352-219-2879. 4-22-72-5 Brand new luxury condos starting at $220k. Granite tops, tall ceilings, private balcony, steel & concrete construction, alarm system. Call Eric Wild at 352-870-9453 4-22-72-5 AFFORDABLE LUXURYNEWCONSTRUCTION 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, security gate, pool. Fully rented unitil July 31st. Rent 3 rooms and you Iive for free. $181,900. 386-672-6969 3-24-09-15-5 S Available from Commercial News Providers" 1 4 9 6 9 I 'Copyrighted Material Syndicated Content

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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2009 U ALLIGATOR, 15 Real Estate Real Estate l Furnishings Furnishings Computers $397/Mo! 4 Br 3 Ba HUD Home! (5% down 15 years @ 8% apr) More Homes Available from $199/Mo! for listings call (800)366-9783 ext 5669 2-27-1-5 HUD HOMES! 5 bd 29,700! Only $225/mo! 3 bd only $199/mo! Must see!! 5% down 15yrs @8%. for listings (800)366-9783 ext 1572 2-27-1-5 3Br 2Ba Foreclosure! $11,000! Only $199/ Mo! 5% down 15 years @ 8% apr. Buy, 4 Br $259/Mo! for listings (800)366-9783 Ext 5798. 2-27-1-5 VIRGINIA MTN CABIN, Ready to move in! Great views! Near large stocked trout strm, private, 2 acres, only $159,500 owner. (866)275-0442 2-27-1-5 6Br 5Ba Foreclosure! $29,900! Only $238/ Mo! 5% down 20 years @ 8% apr. Buy, 4 Br $326/Mo! for listings (800)366-9783 ext 5760 2-27-1-5 Monteocha baptist Church Reformed & Evangelical Sunday Worship 11am & 6pm 9420 North County Road 225 monteochabaptist.org 377-4446 Campus Bible Study TH 12:45 @ BCM, 1604 W. Univ. Ave. Victory Church An upbeat church with focus on college life. Victory UF in Turlington Thurs/Fri 1 2-2pm. Friday Night Live variety show @ 8pm. Sunday Service @ 10:30am. Call for a ride. 352-371-7800 victorychurch.us /4sw wA&AVe New Life Community Chapel New Life Community Chapel Westside Park Rec. Center Sundays at 10:30 AM www.newlifecommunitychapel. org Phone: (352) 214-4462 Church of All Worlds, Florida Interfaith family with Neopagan roots. Meets Sundays @ 1 lam. 352-378-9659 cawflorida@yahoo.com www.cawflorida.org LAND BARGAIN! 105 AC$199,900 Subdivide, hunt, raise/ ride horses, build your dream home! Only 60 min to beach. BONUS: investment grade timber. Endless possibilities! Excellent financing Call owner (800)898-4409, x 2176 2-27-1-5 110 ACRE LAKEFRONT $179,900 Enjoy long, direct frontage on Warrior Lake! Pristine country setting w/ miles of interior rds/trails. Country rd access, power, phone. Convenient to 1-20. Unrestrictedperfect for outdoor recreation/ hunting/ fishing. Excellent financing. Call now (800)564-5092, X1425 2-27-1-5 Florida LandInvestment Opportunity! 2 acre waterfront homesite only $89,900 (was 169,900). Private, gated community with 2 recreational lakes. Municipal water & sewer. Low taxes. Just 90 minutes south of Orlando! Excellent financing. Call now (866)352-2249 FLlandbargains.com 2-27-1-5 BED -QUEEN -$120 ORTHOPEDIC Extra thick, pillow-top, mattress & box. Name brand, new, still in plastic. Call 352-372-7490 will deliver. 4-22-08-72-6 BED -FULL SIZE -$100 ORTHOPEDIC Pillow-top mattress & box. New, unused, still in plastic w/warranty. Can deliver. Call 352377-9846 4-22-08-72-6 MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT -$400 Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must sell. Can deliver. Retail $1600. 352-3727490 4-22-08-72-6 BED -KING -$170 PILLOWTOP mattress & box springs. Orthopedic rated. Name brand, new, never been used, in plastic 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 First United Methodist t cCQOc/ Traditional Sunday Worship 8:25am and 10:55am. All Episcopal Ciapel House Chapel of Incarnation www.ufchapelhouse.com 2 weekly communion services, lovely garden, sweet fellowship, holy fun! 352-372-8506 University Lutheran Church & Campus Ministry 1826 W University Ave. Student Bible Study -Wed. 5:30 Worship 10:25 am Sundays Chabad Lubavitch Jewish Student Center -Your home away from home. -Friday Night Live! -Services & Shabbat Dinner. -7:30pm Spring Semester -352-336-5877; 2021 NW 5th Ave. -(5 blocks north of the stadium) -www.JewishGator.com Grace United Methodist Church Sunday Bible Study 9:30am Sunday Worship 9:00 & 10:45 9325 W. Newberry Rd. 352-332-8770 gracefl.org www.facebook.di/passport For more information, contact Shaun O'Connor, Alligator Advertising, at 376.4482. Ages Sunday School Groups 9:45am. Wednesday Dinner ($2 Students) and Classes -5:307:30pm 419 NE 1st St. www.fumcgnv.org (352) 372-8523 University City Church of Christ Gators for Christ campus ministry -college group meets at University City church on Sundays at 9:30am and Wednesdays at 7pm -practical application from God's word, plus service projects, large group events, free meals, and much more. (directions and events calendar at www.gatorsforchrist.org) Faith Presbyterian Church 1 OAm Worship 9Am Sunday School 5916 NW 39th Avenue Gainesville Phone: 352-377-5482 www.fpc-gnv.org Presbyterian & Disciples of Christ Student Center Open, affirming and spiritually diverse. Taize worship Sun. at 7pm. $1 Dinners Weds. at 7pm. Theology on tap Tues. Stubbies Pub Downtown 8pm. 1402 University Ave. 376-7539 pdsc.org a l "l t"o" r BEDROOM SET. 7pc Cherry, Queen/ king bed, dresser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, chests avail. Dovetail const. New, in boxes. Can deliver. 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 4-2272-6 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 $200nn 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 BEDQUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mattress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver. $130 352-377-9846. 4-22-72-6 BedAll 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. 4-22-0872-6 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 14" Slip-On Florida Gator Bar Stool Covers, $24. buy Now! 727-530-7300; www. Cool BarStools-Cove rs.com 3-1 8-09-10-6 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 Bicycles 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 L For Sale PARKING: Private, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF. Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-5382181. 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 YARD SALEEVERYTHING MUST GO! 65" HD TV (not flat screen), glass brass table, 2 bar stools, office supplies, 32" TV, & Kitchen/BA/Living rm accessories 214-4745 Starts 9AM this Sat/Sun613 NW 2nd st 2-27-09-1-10 ARCADE & AMUSEMENT AUCTION Major Arcade Selloff, Saturday, February 28 at 10am. Central Florida Fairgrounds, 4603 West Colonial Drive, Orlando (714)5357000, www.superauctions.com 15%BP. ABOO01 109 2-27-1-10 METAL ROOFING. 40yr Warranty-Buy direct from manufacturer 30/colors in stock, w/all accessories. Quick turn around. Delivery available. Gulf Coast Supply & Mfg, (888)393-0335 www.GulfCoastSupply.com 2-27-1-10 100% RECESSION PROOF! Do you earn $800 in a day? 25 Local Machines and Candy $9,995. (888)629-9968 B02000033 CALL US: We will not be undersold! 2-27-1-10 Computers MotorcyclesMpeds CASH PAID FOR LAPTOP'S Buy -Sell -Trade Any Condition 336-0075 www.pcrecycle.biz Joel 4-2208-72-7 COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS Network specialists We buy computers and laptops Working and Non-working 378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street 4-22-08-72-7 4-22-70000000 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 4-22-0872-11 Call us. Then start packing. www.apartmenthunters.com A 352.336.9349 1402 W University Ave *Free Apartment Locating Service -Largest Roommate and Subleasing Database *Sign a Lease by 4/30 and You Could Win a 37" Flatscreen TV!

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16, ALLIGATOR U FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2009 Etcycles, Mopeds Autos Help Wanted Help Wanted Help Wanted 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.B3uyMyScooter.comn*** 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 available. 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 352-4220411 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 WIAutosE OFAST CASH FOR ALMOST ANY CARS 0 ORunning or not!O NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS SOver 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 S Chevys S 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 4-2272-12 *****ATTENTION***** 00000 SUN CITY AUTO SALESOOOS 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 DONATE YOUR VEHICLE RECEIVE $1000 GROCERY COUPON UNITED BREAST CANCER FOUNDATION Free Mammograms, Breast Cancer Info www. ubcf.info FREE Towing, Tax Deductible, Non-Runners Accepted, (888)468-5964. 2-27-1-12 Police Impounds!! 97 Honda Civic $500! 97 Honda Accord $700! hondas chevys jeeps from $500! for listings (800)366.9813 ext 3632 2-27-1-12 WIWantedP LOCAL ARTIST NEEDS: Gold Diamonds Gems Class Rings ETC Top Cash $$$ or Trade OZZIE'S FINE JEWELRY 373-9243. 4-2272-13 UF GRAD PAYS MORE for gold jewelry, scrap gold, Rolex, diamonds, guitars, etc. Top $$$. Get my offer before you sell! Call Jim 376-8090 or 2228090 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 3-16-09-74-13 WJHeIWanted 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 caution and investigate the sincerity of the advertiser before giving out personal information or arranging meetings LIKE TO WORK WITH LUXURY CARS? Bright? Enthusiastic? Like people? Must be over 22, stable work history, clean driving record, 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 & furniture. No appt.necessary! -Sandy's Savvy Chic Resale Boutique 2906 NW 13th St. 3721226 4-22-08-72-14 Now you can easily submit your classified ad for print and/or web editions right thru our website! Just go to www.alligator.org/classifieds Visa and Mastercard accepted. BARTENDING $250 A DAY POTENTIAL No experience necessary, training provided. 800-965-6520 ext 138 4-22-08-72-14 CNA TRAINING CLASS: $250! Work at your own time & pace in your own home! To get program on DVD's call 352-597-2559. For online program visit www.lapcnatraining. com Get started right away! 4-22-72-14 Paradigm Properties Leasing Specialist, PT Sales & Customer service exp. EOE, DFWP Apply on-line at: www.teamparadigm.com 352-375-2152 ex 301 4-22-67-14 Earn extra money. Students needed ASAP. Earn up to $150/day being a mystery shopper. No experience required. Call 1-800-7224791 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 4-2209-59-14 STUDENTPAYOUTS.COM Paid survey takers needed. Gainesville. 100% FREE to join. Click on Surveys 4-2209-59-14 DANCERS NEEDED For adult entertainment company. Make $1000/wk. Flex schedule 378-3312 4-2254-14 Survey Takers Needed: Make $5-$25 per survey. GetPaidToThink.com 2-27-20-14 An awesome summer job. If you're looking to spend this summer outdoors, 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 0 $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 4-22-09-4514 Palm Breeze Youth Services, Inc. a Gainesville, not for profit corporation is looking for UF students, faculty and administrators 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 smoking? Smokers are needed to participate in a smoking cessation study. You will be compensated for your participation. If interested, call the UF Smoking Lab and Clinic at 352273-2188 or email ufsmokelab@gmail.com. 2-27-13-14 PT PRESCHOOL TEACHERS Needed for Jewish Dayshool. Day & times flexible. Call 376-1508 ext 110 2-27-09-814 WEB PAGE DESIGNER PT Special projects. Resume to 626 NE 1st St. Gville 32601 or paulsrothstein@yahoo.com 3-4-09-10-14 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 accepting. Please send your resume to jessicalovejoy88@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 1yr+ email resume, pix, photo to Noah's Ark Nanny gnv@ nanoneone.com 3-16-09-10-14 MEDICAL DOCTOR'S OFFICE NEEDS PT OR FT MEDICAL ASSISTANT Email or fax resume to spohani@hotmail.com. Fax 352472-5761 3-2-09-5-14 RNs. experienced LPNs. CNAs Needed immediately to work in Gainesville and Starke. Great pay; flexibility. Call 325-284-2336, Fax resume: 352-373-2254 3-17-10-14 HOUSEKEEPING -CLEANING JOBS All around cleaning & laundry. FT available Mon-Fri, 10am -5pm. $7.25/hr, experience and good attitude preferred. All 256-3323 for more info and interview. 4-22-09-36-14 We are a company looking for college students willing to sell a great product. Work from your dorm. No set hours. Work however little or however much you want. I promise you, the product sells itself. Call Chris at 609972-9510 between 5 p.m. and 11 p.m. for details. You won't regret it. 2-27-09-2-14 Zaxby's is now accepting applications for our new location. Looking for energetic, friendly, team players. We offer flexible scheduling, comptetitive pay, benefits and opportunities for advancement. Stop and fill out an application. Located at the corner of Main and 10th Ave. 3-4-09-5-14 ASSISTANT MANAGER Solutions Bridal Salary + Commission Management/Sales Experience Preferred Fax Resume to: 352-374-7293 3-6-7-14 BRIDAL CONSULTANT Solutions Bridal 30-35 hours Hourly + Commission Fax Resume to: 352-374-7293 3-6-7-14 Clinical Research Coordinator needed for busy clinical research site. Must be experienced in Phase I-Ill trials. LPN or RN prefered but not mandatory. Fax Resume to 352.333.3936 3-11-09-10-14 IT/Programming Internship. Local investment firm seeks individual to work PT/FT with SQL, HTML, ASP, databases, servers, and networks. 2+ yrs exp pref. $15-20 per hour + bonuses, long term capability. Fax resume to 352-378-4156. 4-22-09-33-14 Quality child caring center is looking for dedicated people who love working with children. FT/PT, exp. required and a CDA, AA or BA in education. Benefits available with FT. Call 377-2290 or 373-1481 3-25-09-15-14 BIG BURGER Experienced Cooks -all shifts. $8-10/hr to start. Apply 21 W. University Ave 2-4pm. 3-4-09-5-14 Amelia's is currently hiring experienced fine dining servers. Please submit resume to chefandy@ameliasgainesville.com No phone calls please! www.ameliasgainesville. com 3-3-09-3-14 Homework coach for very bright but unorganized 9th grade girl. Needs help in Algebra as well. Days / hours flexible. 9.00 Hr Send to gfbennisecox.net 3-3-09-3-14 GENERAL HELP WANTED Mon-Fri, 10am-5pm. Starting $8/hr. No exp req'd. Apply in person 1031 NW 6th St. Ste A-3. 352-379-2812 3-5-5-14 Administrative Assistant / Customer Service Rep with good computer, communication, and people skills. $8/hr, 20hrs/wk, fax resume to 352-378-4156 4-2-09-20-14 NEED ELECTRICIAN to work on older house. Call 352-376-6183 or 327-2931 3-2-2-14 HELP WANTED: No Truck Driver ExperienceNo Problem. Wil-Trans will teach you how to drive. Company Sponsored CDL Training. (888)368-1205. Must be 23 2-27-1-14 Help Wanted. Join Wil-Trans Lease or Company Driver Program. Enjoy our Strong Freight Network. Must be 23. (866)906-2982 2-27-1-14 Over 18? Between High School and College? Travel and Have Fun w/Young Successful Business Group. No Experience Necessary. 2wks Paid Training. Lodging, Transportation Provided. (877)646-5050. 2-27-1-14 DriverJoin PTL today! Company drivers earn up to 38 cpm. 1/2cpm increase every 60K miles. Average 2,800 miles/week. CDL-A required. www.ptl-inc.com Call (877)740-6262. 2-27-1-14 HVAC Tech Training! GET TO WORK! Avg. Tech earns $40K/yr. No Exp. Needed. EPA & OSHA Certified 3.5wks. Local Job Placement and Financing available. (877)994-9904 2-27-1-14

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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2009 U ALLIGATOR, 17 J Help Wanted Services 7 services Services Personals EARN Extra Income Mailing Brochures. Weekly pay check! Free 24 hour information. (888)250-8110. 2-27-1-14 $600 Weekly Potential$$$ Helping the government PT. No Experience. No Selling. Call: (888)213-5225 Ad Code: M 2-27-1-14 W Service IMPORT AUTO REPAIR. BMW, Mercedes, Porsche, Volvo, VW, Honda, Toyota, Nissan, Mazda. Quality craftsmanship, reasonable prices, near UF, AAA approved 378-7830 www.carrsmith.com 4-22-72-15 EVERGLADE EQUESTRIAN CENTER The countryclub for horses & owners. Customer lounge w/full kitchen & bath. 250' x 160' riding ring, round pen & jump paddock. Lessons. 30 acres, 40 matted stalls, 19 separate paddocks. 24-hr security, 352-591-3175 everglade-equestrian.com 4-22-74-15 Want to be a CNA? Don't want to wait? Express Training Services can get you certified under 3 wks! Hands-on exp, no videos. Day/eve/wkend. Class sizes limited. 3381193 for details expresstrainingservices.com 4-22-08-72-15 PERSONAL TRAINING 300 Personal and Group Training Flexible Scheduling Exclusive Facility Call for a free workout 339-2199 4-22-72-15 .* 6 r 0g Ab4 A Copyrig h Syndicah Available from Comm U TLC HORSEBOARD All facilities & amenities, quality instruction; 15 minutes from UF. Jan at 376-7762. Greathouse Equestrian Ctr. 4-22-72-15 ** GATOR MOVING & STORAGE ** Local and long distance moving One item or a houseful! 10% off with this ad! FL Reg IM 19 Call Now! 352-374-4791, 800-797-6766 4-22-08-72-15 HORSE BOARDING 12 x 12 stall -cement block barn. Good grass turnout with room to run! Limited # of stalls available. 352-472-2627 for info & directions. 4-22-08-72-15 HYPNOTIST -Stop smoking. Improve memory & concentration. Elminate bad habits. Past life regression. Learn self hypnosis. Low Student Rates. Leonard Umans AAPH, NGH certified 379-1079 4-22-72-15 ***** MOVING? ***** 0000 FREEWAY MOVING 0000 You'll love our low rates & references. Student Discount. Call 352-256-0999. Lic #IM707 4-22-72-15 T-SHIRT SCREEN PRINTING Greeks-Sports-Clubs-Bands *Call or Stop by for a QUOTE* MONSTER PRESS 373-3355 424 W UNIV AVE (in Spin Cycle) 4-22-72-15 BEGINNER GUITAR & PIANO LESSONS for ALL ages. My EXPERIENCE: 10 yrs-guitar & a lifetime-piano. If interested call 352256-3800 or email gidonherman00@gmail. com 3-18-25-15 MATH & PHYSICS TUTOR First hour FREE. 11 years experience. Bilingual. Call Francisco at 352-494-8582 3-2-10-15 Mini Maxi Warehouses; corner Waldo Rd & NE 31st Ave; 10 sizes, student/staff rentals; UHaul warehouse complex, trucks, trailers. $20 off any warehouse rental! 352-373-6294 or 1-800-559-2449 Also 100 sheds for sale. 8-31-09-79-15 HALL'S CLEANING SERVICE Homes, Condos, Apts, Offices & Yards Call for a quote352-379-4861 lv mssg 3-20-09-20-15 Nobles Tile Professional, High Quality Installation *Ceramic *Porcelain *Granite *Marble *Stone *Brick Pavers *Large or Small Jobs Call for free estimate 352-317-6135 2-275-15 IMMIGRATION LAW Marriage Visas Employment Visas-Naturalization Richard Ruth, Esq. 352-335-6748 www.ruthlaw.com 4-22-38-15 NEEDYOUROFFICE BUILD INGCLEANED? Contact Munster Cleaning Service for a free walk thru & quote.352-231-2764 or visit our website @ www.munstercleaning.com 2-27-4-15 *. e -* .D' Lyon Enterprises, LLC Music, Production & Sales. Offering Free Services Booking, Marketing, Research, Development. Craig Dixon 352-213-7440 3-17-10-15 ANY JOB LARGE OR SMALL Landscaping & Janitorial Raking, Mowing, Edging, Power Washing Call 224-5693 3-4-5-15 SPRING BREAK? Get your protection here. http://12HW.com 3-6-09-6-15 .-Post Office Now Hiring! Avg Pay $20/hr or $57K/yr Including Federal Benefits and OT. Placed by adSource not affiliated w/USPS who hires. Call (866)713-4492. 2-27-1-15 ted M material' ULTIMATE CREDIT PROGRAM We guarantee 700+ Credit Score within 4-6 weeks. No credit or bad credit OK. Member BBB. Toll Free: (877)774-2636 2-27-1-15 ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE from Home. ercial News Providers" *Criminal Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. Call (866)858-2121, www.CenturaOnline. com. 2-27-1-15 AIRLINES ARE HIRING -Train for high paying Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid ifqualified Housing available. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance (888)349-5387. 2-27-1-15 NOW AVAILABLE! 2009 POST OFFICE JOBS. $18-$20/HR. NO EXPERIENCE, PAID TRAINING, FED BENEFITS, VACATIONS. CALL (800)910-9941 TODAY! REF #FLO8. 2-27-1-15 rr 3II DIVORCE without Children $95.00, DIVORCE with Children $95.00. With FREE name change documents (wife only) and marital settlement agreement. Fast, easy and professional. Call (888)789-0198. 2-271-15 HIV ANTIBODY TESTING Alachua County Health Dept. Call 334-7960 for app't (optional $20 fee) All Women's Health Center ABORTION Free Pregnancy Test RU-486 Available 378-9191 www.abortiongainesville.com 4-22-72-16 THE TRUE YOU! Lose 8-15 pounds in 4 weeks Only $119! Gain muscle while you lose fat Groups forming now. 339-2199 4-22-72-16 ONLINE PHARMACY Buy Soma, Ultram, Fioricet, Prozac, Buspar $71.99/90 $107/180 Quantities, PRICE INCLUDES PRESCRIPTION! Over200Meds$25Coupon Mention Offer:#91A31. (888)389-0461. tridrugstore.com 2-27-1-15 Pi l iniiL= rcmC at,maa HIV ANTIBODY TESTING Alachua County Health Dept. Call 334-7960 for app't (optional $20 fee) *Family Chiropractic* Since 1977. Two blocks from U.F. 373-7070 4-22-72-18 SAVE ON RAYBAN/SUNGLASSES University Opticians 300 SW 4th Ave. 378-4480 4-22-08-72-18 Sunshine Means Sandal Time! Reef, Sanuk, Flojos, Roxy, Quicksilver, Crocs, Teva, Chaco, & Keen. All in 1 location. See 'em all at Lloyd Clarke Sports. 1 mi IN of UF on 13th St. 352-372-7836 3-6-10-18 Boardshorts Bright colors & prints. Great selection Quicksilver, Billabong, Fox, Hurley & Element. Select styles on sale too! Lloyd Clarke Sports 1504 NW 13th St 372-7836 3-6-10-18 Bikinis All bikinis on sale! We have lots of great prints and styles from Roxy, Billabong, Vix and Tommy Bahama. Sold as separates. Worth the trip! Lloyd Clarke Sports. 1 mi N of UF on 13th St next to Urban Thread 352372-7836 3-6-10-18 Fall Apparel Closeout All sweats, jeans, hoodies and long-sleeve shirts on sale 30-50% Great prices on Champion Sweats, Quicksilver. Billabong & Roxy Hoodies. 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Sports FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2009 ALLIGATOR www.alligatorSports.org Calathes, Walker 'cool' after televised confrontation By MIKE DIFERDINANDO Alligator Staff Writer mdiferdina ndo@alligator org Late in UF's 81-75 loss to LSU on Tuesday, ESPN cameras caught guards Nick Calathes and Erving Walker in a verbal altercation. The players said Thursday the incident was nothing more than a misunderstanding. "Me and Erv are cool as can be," Calathes said. "It was in the heat of the moment." The confrontation occurred after Ai Walker brought the ball up the court on a failed UF possession. "I wouldn't say there was an arguM ment," Calathes said. "We were both Men's mixed up. I went in the wrong place, Basketball and he was obviously in my position. It's not a big deal." UF coach Billy Donovan said he wasn't concerned about it. "That's just two guys wanting to win," Donovan said. "I think that any time you have a team, family environment where two guys are trying to get on the same page, that's going to happen. If anything, it was a sign that both of those guys care." ESPN's Jimmy Dykes made the point during the telecast that, in a late-game situation, Calathes should be the one with the ball in his hand and that Walker should have known to defer to the older player. But if UF (21-7, 8-5 Southeastern Conference) finds itself in a close game late against Tennessee (17-10,8-5 SEC) on Sunday at 2 p.m. in the O'Connell Center, statistically the Gators are in better hands with Walker at the helm. Calathes is shooting 71 percent from the free-throw line this season and missed critical shots down the stretch against South Carolina and Kentucky. Andrew Stanfill Alligator Staff Conversely, Walker is shooting 86 percent from the UF guard Nick Calathes calls a play during the Gators' 82-68 win against Vanderbilt Saturday, Feb. 21 in the O'Connell SEE HOOPS, PAGE 20 Center. UF hosts SEC East rival Tennessee on Sunday at 2 p.m. UF to host rival Miami By EVAN DREXLER Alligator Staff Writer edrexler@alligator org The UF baseball team is in a familiar place. At this point last season, the Gators were also undefeated, and they had brought 58 runners across the plate and had 58 hits. This season, those numbers are at 48 and 60, respectively. But at this point last season, UF headed to Coral Gables and promptly lost two of three games to Miami. This time around, the Hurricanes (3-1) remain a measuring stick for the Gators (5-0) early in the year, and the teams begin a three-game series in McKethan Stadium at 6:30 tonight. "We definitely have a bad taste in our mouth from last year," sophomore third baseman Josh Adams said. "It'll be fun, though. Definitely will be fun." The No. 24 Gators made their first appearance in the Baseball America rankings this week, and a series Adams victory against the Hurricanes should boost them higher in the polls. After five games, UF coach Kevin O'Sullivan seems content with his team and the lineup he has been using. "We may mix and match lefty verSEE MIAMI, PAGE 20 UF WOMEN'S BASKETBALL Gators to finish regular season By CHRISTOPHER YAZBEC Alligator Writer cyazbec@alligator org When UF heads to Athens, Ga., on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. to face Georgia in the regular-season finale for both teams, there will be a lot on the line. For one, the No. 17 Gators (23-5, 9-4 Southeastern Conference) don't want to enter the postseason having lost four of their last five games. Aside from that, UF is still vying for a first-round bye in the SEC Tournament. A loss could knock the Gators out of one of the top four spots. "That's more motivation to go in there and win," junior forward Sharielle Smith said. "We're the type of team that plays better under pressure when we have something to play for. "When something huge is on the line, our mindset is completely different. We play tougher. We play like, 'Look, we've got to get this win.' It doesn't matter how we win, who we beat. We have to win." If the seeding wasn't enough motivation for the Gators, playing one of their biggest rivals on their home floor is. "We're the type of team that plays better under pressure when we have something to play for." Sharielle Smith UF junior forward Georgia (16-12, 6-7 SEC) had lost five straight games entering before beating Kentucky on Thursday, so the Bulldogs desperately need a win against the Gators to salvage any hope of an NCAA Tournament berth. UF expected Georgia's best shot anyway based on the teams' first meeting this season SEE GEORGIA, PAGE 20 Today's question: Will the UF baseball team win its Percent(Votes) weekend series against Miami? No 57% (26) Yes 43% (20) 26 TOTAL VOTES Previous question: Does the UF men's basketball team deserve a spot in the NCAA Tournament this season? (see right for results) U UF swimmers who haven't qualified for the NCAA Championships get an extra chance this weekend. For that story and another sports podcast, check out our Web site. 0 We've got plenty of coverage inside today's edition. For a story on the gymnastics team's meet against Georgia, the softball team's busy weekend and the men's golf squad's trip to Puerto Rico, see page 11.

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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2009 U ALLIGATOR, 19 Senior departs on top By MERCEDES MACHADO Alligator Writer For a girl who never really knew if swimming was for her, senior Laurabeth Guenthner has left her mark on the UF swimming and diving team. However, she found that the sport sucked her in after she committed to a year-round team at age 9. She swam on her team at Wellington High, was named Most Valuable Player from 2002-04 and was a state finalist in the 200and 500-yard freestyles those years. This was just the beginning of her career. She continued to shine after entering what she considers an amazing experience at UF. "To be on the team is a major accomplishment," Guenthner said. "Nothing really beats swimming for the Gators." Guenthner became part of the UF women's swimming team as a freshman walk-on. In her first year she was one of three freshmen to qualify for the 2006 NCAA Championships. "I've improved dramatically, and I've had goals for winning an SEC and NCAA title," Guenthner said. She helped her team win the women's title last week at the Southeastern Conference Championship in Auburn, Ala. She set personal records in all her events, including the 1650-yard free, 500-yard free and 400-yard individual medley. She snatched fourth in the 500 free and second in the 1650 free. "It was the most exciting experience, and I'm so proud of our team this year." Guenthner said. "This was the highest I've ever placed at the SECs, so I was really happy with my swims." Guenthner still has an opportunity to increase her impact at UF. She will participate in the NCAAs in a month and hopes that she and her team can accomplish whatever they desire. Guenthner will graduate in December and hopes to attend nursing school next spring. "I'll miss the sport of swimming for sure, but most of all I'll miss my teammates and being around them every single day," Guenthner said. This swimming all-star has even competed at the national level, placing ner 10thinthe800-meter free and 1,500-meter free at the 2007 ConocoPhillips U.S Nationals Meet. After the 2007-08 season she snatched her first All-American honor by finishing sixth in the 1650 free at the NCAA Championships in Columbus, Ohio. Guenthner hopes to inspire young athletes with this simple message: "Dream big and believe in yourself," she said. "You can only be as good as you think you are." Her four years at UF have treated her well. "Honestly, my experience at Florida has been a dream come true." SEC experience fuels UF By TONI-ANN MILLER Alligator Writer The last time UF's men and women won Southeastern Conference Indoor titles was 2004 in Lexington, Ky. This weekend, UF track and field returns to this familiar site, hoping for the same result. Coming off their best season performance in the split Tyson Invitational and the Iowa State Classic, the Gators will look to the experience of their upperclassmen to lead them. In addition to already competing in Kentucky this season, UF has athletes who have already had success in previous SEC Championships. UF traveled to Kentucky for the indoor season opener back in January, when the team adjusted to the oversized track and captured one NCAA automatic-qualifying mark and seven NCAA provisional-qualifying marks. The teams hope to use this experience to aid them in their SEC Indoor title quest. "We know the track. We've been there," coach Mike Holloway said. "It makes you a little bit more comfortable." On the men's side, junior Calvin Smith, who has consistently ran provisional-qualifying times this season, was an SEC Outdoor champion in the 400-meter dash as a freshman. At the SEC Indoor Championships during his sophomore season, Smith claimed second and fourth places in the 400-meter and the 200-meter dash, respectively. Smith thinks his experience will somewhat lighten his load. "My experience should help me. I've been there before, so I'm not gonna be as nervous," Smith said. "I know what to expect. I know everybody's gonna bring it, so I need to bring it, too. I feel like I should go out there and compete better than I did the first two years and drop my time." "My experience should help me. I've been there before, so I'm not gonna be as nervous." Calvin Smith UF junior sprinter Joining Smith in the experience and success column is senior Carlos Phillips. In his freshman season, Phillips was part of UF's distance medley relay team that took first place at the SEC Indoor Championships. He finished fifth in the 800-meter run during the Championships. With the aid of his prior experience, Phillips looks to achieve his goal of capturing the elusive SEC 800 title in Kentucky this weekend. "Their training, their God-given abilities come into large play here, but I think the biggest is that we've prepared very well," Holloway said. "As long as we stay focused and as long as we go in there with great determination, we'll do just fine." The competition gets underway Friday at 4:30 p.m. with the women's pentathlon. No. 13 Gators women head into showdown with Seminoles THE UF MEN WILL ALSO FACE FSU ON TUESDAY. By JOSEPH R. HOLZER Alligator Writer They've had a week to rest, catch up on school and lick their wounds. Now, the Gators women are hitting the road again. The No. 13 UF tennis team will play FSU in Tallahassee at 1 p.m. Saturday. The team is infiltrating hostile territory with last week's Southeastern Conference Player of the Week Marrit Boonstra, who is also the No. 7 singles player according to the Intercollegiate Tennis Association. Boonstra's usual doubles partner, Megan Alexander, sat out the 4-1 win against Troy on Saturday with a sore back. Coach Roland Thornqvist said the junior is listed as day-to-day. Saturday would be the best time for her return, as the matchup against the Seminoles puts the Gators (6-3) back into the situation of playing high-caliber teams away from home. Their three losses have been on the road. FSU (6-2), on the other hand, marched into Baton Rouge, La., and dismantled then-No. 23 LSU squad 5-2. The win moved the Seminoles into the top 25. Thornqvist doesn't believe their No. 24 ranking is a fluke. "They're much better than that, in my opinion," he said. "They have a great team this year. They have one new player who's, I guess, been out .that I think is fantastic." That player is Noemie Thormqvist Scharle, ranked No. 48 and playing on Court 2. In addition to the freshman, FSU has two other players, sophomores Katie Rybakova (23) and Federica Suess (81), in the top 100. Freshman Jessica Alexander welcomes the challenge, saying she was excited to play another in-state rival. But Thornqvist believes this FSU team is superior to the ones he's played in the past. "This is the best team that they've had, probably, ever," Thornqvist said. "We have our work cut out for us." CUETO EARNS SEC HONORS: Carlos Cueto was named SEC Freshman of the Week after his performances against South Florida and Miami. The UF men travel to FSU on Tuesday. Sunday@2 PM vs. TENNESSEE Rowdy Reptiles camp out begins Saturday @ 5 PM Including an appearance by Billy Donovan, shooting contests to win Best Buy gift cards and pizza! Every fan at the game receives a Rowdy Reptile t-shirt courtesy of Dodge! 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20, ALLIGATOR U FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2009 Two guards to be playmakers HOOPS, from page 18 stripe and is the team's best freethrow shooter. Calathes has more than proven himself to be the team's best player this season, but his lack of consistency from the line has become somewhat of a liability. Donovan said he thinks it's important to have both Calathes and Walker on the floor during crunch time and that he won't rely on just one player to take over in those situations. "It's shared responsibilities," Donovan said. "I think they both can play back there together, and I think they both understand that. It's not necessarily one guy." Calathes took over late against North Carolina State on Jan. 3, scoring 24 points in the second half, including the game-winner with 11 seconds left. Walker made two key 3-point shots in UF's win against Auburn and rallied the Gators back late against Georgia with his outside shooting despite the loss. "They can complement each other pretty well," Donovan said. "It gives us two shooters, two scorers, two playmakers." Calathes went through a similar situation last season with Men's former UF point guard Jai Lucas. Basket ball Lucas decided to transfer to Texas earlier this season because he no longer felt UF was "the best fit" for him. Calathes agreed that there is no reason both he and Walker can't play well together in critical situations. "I think we both can," Calathes said. "Sometimes I'll play (shooting guard), and sometimes Erv will play (point guard)." UF focusing on Miami's ace Hernandez M IAM I, from page 18 sus righty or a position here and there, but I think :. it's pretty much close to what it may end up being," he said. As much as the Gators say Miami is just another team, the intrastate rival brings out the competitive juices in all the players. O'Sullivan purposely avoided talking about Miami with his players earlier in the week so they would stay focused on their midweek series with Eastern Michigan. "It's a big series like it is every year," senior first baseman Brandon McArthur said. "Both teams coming in with high expectations, a lot to prove early in the season, but you've also got to remember that it is early in the season." While the series against Florida State is spread out over two months, the Gators get the Hurricanes all in one weekend. "It's definitely in the top two (rivalries), between this and Florida State," McArthur said. "As soon as you throw that first pitch, it's going to be intense." The first pitches for UF will come from the same arms as last weekend, with senior Patrick Keating (1-0, 2.57 ERA) getting the start tonight followed by freshmen Alex Panteliodis (1-0, 3.00) and Nick Maronde (0-0, 0.00) on Saturday and Sunday. O'Sullivan expressed confidence in his two freshmen, though he stressed not making a big deal out of their starts in a rivalry. "Is this a big one? Absolutely," O'Sullivan said. "But as a coach, you try to downplay it as much as you can. They put pressure on themselves to begin with." But much of the attention toward the mound heading into this series has been on Miami ace Chris Hernandez (1-0, 1.50). The left-handed sophomore, who finished 11-0 in his freshman year, shut down the Gators in the third game of last year's series. "That All-American we've got to face (Friday) night, you know he had a lot of success against us last year, so we've got our work cut out for us," O'Sullivan said. "He didn't look like a freshman last year." Gators still searching for signature road win in Southeastern Conference GEORGIA, from page 18 in Gainesville. "Even if they hadn't lost five straight, just the fact that they lost to us already and it's at their gym, it's going to be hard," Smith said. "We, at this point, expect everybody's best shot. Everybody always steps up their game when they play us." Junior guard Steffi Sorensen echoed what Smith had to say, but she knows the Gators brought the attention on themselves. "As the year went on, our target on our back got bigger, and I think we got a taste of that as far as those three times we lost, people played their best games against us," Sorensen said. The other thing Sunday's game will have in common with four of the Gators' five losses this season is that it will be on the road. UF is still searching for that signature SEC road win after failing to achieve it at Auburn, Vanderbilt and LSU, three of the top five teams in the conference. While the Bulldogs are not as highly touted this season as they have been in recent years, a win for the Gators in Athens could do a lot for their NCAA Tournament resume and seeding. Smith Smith appears ready for the challenge of facing the hostile environment and all that's at stake. "I'm glad that that pressure's there because it makes me more confident," Smith said. "Our team is more confident when we have to play under pressure. Going to Georgia is going to be tougher than usual," Smith added. "We've already beat them, so they're going to be coming at us even harder." The Gators will have to respond with their own intensity if they want to stake their claim for the conference. Winning will take care of everything. ACCENT The University of Florida a_7 '. -f P 'OUW-V b A. EGLERT PREMIER wCT PRODUCTIONS -' ~T-SWUt a Prom tm