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6,000 rally to oppose state education cuts
By KATIE EMMETS raise awareness about education The rally emphasized the need Mark Pudlow, Florida Educa- of the country and has the largest
Alligator Writer cuts. for those who care tion Association spokesman, said class sizes.
firstname.lastname@example.org The Make Our Schools a Prior- State about public educa- FEA realized the budget cuts were Kali Davis, a UF graduate stu-
ity Rally featured speakers who News tion to contact local taking a toll on public schools last dent in elementary and special
ORLANDO No more cuts. gave personal testimonies about and state politicians fall. education, was asked by FEA to
This was the message brought their experiences with Florida's and express their opinions. When it comes to education speak at the rally as the voice of
by 6,000 teachers, parents and stu- poorly funded public education About 35 UF students attended funding, Pudlow said Florida is pre-service teachers, college stu-
dents who gathered Saturday to system. the rally. at the bottom compared to the rest SEE EDUCATION, PAGE 8
By KATIE EMMETS
University Police Department Officer Gene Rodgers saw
a man in a lifted black Chevrolet truck swerve, and Rodgers
flipped on his lights to reign in the driver.
The driver told Rodgers he hadn't been drinking, and he
successfully followed a pen with his eyes. The man said he'd
swerved because he'd been texting.
"[The goal] is to saturate the area so that driv-
ers see the presence of law enforcement and
make better decisions."
SI The pullover was a part of a saturation detail in which 11
officers, two on bicycles, three on motorcycles and the rest
in marked and unmarked cars, patrolled University Avenue
primarily scouting for drunken drivers. The night resulted in
Harrison Diamond/ Alligator Staff one DUI arrest.
Stepping in Style Additionally, UPD made five other kinds of arrests, gave
Members of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity's Kappa Chi chapter, from American University in Washington, 48 traffic tickets and 58 warnings, UPD Lt. Stacey Ettel said.
D.C., perform their step dance routine during the 20th Annual Florida Invitational Step Show in the "The goal of the detail isn't to give out tickets or make ar-
O'Connell Center on Saturday night. See story at Alligator.org. rests," he said. "It is to saturate the area so that drivers see the
presence of law enforcement and make better decisions."
SEE DUI, PAGE 8
Harvest of Hope Fest to benefit migrant farm workers
By DAVID CUMMING
Alligator Contributing Writer
A half-mile west of the Devil's
Millhopper, Ed Kellerman stood
in his living room crammed with
electric guitars, amplifiers and
drums, glued to his TV screen with
his son, Dillon, watching replays
of his son's basketball game.
"They ended up losing to their
rival team," Ed said. "But what
matters is that they stuck it out un-
til the end."
Ed, a UF professor and com-
Local tor of the Harvest of
News Hope Foundation in
to his dining room table, which
was surrounded by hand-painted
Buddhist artwork on all four walls.
On the floor, hundreds of Harvest
of Hope Fest posters lay strung to-
gether, awaiting their destination:
stapled to wooden street posts.
He opened his laptop display-
ing a recent set list change for the
Hope Fest on March 6-8 at St. Johns
Fairgrounds in St. Augustine.
Twirling a yellow guitar pick
between his fingers, Ed, 56, ex-
plained how Hope Fest is a recov-
ery effort, a taking-off point and a
SEE HARVEST, PAGE 5
* UF guard Erving
Walker (right) and
the men's basket-
ball team lost its
fifth straight game
in the O'Connell
Center on Sunday,
See Story, Page 14.
Tree trimmer killed after crane accident, likely electrocuted
A Gaston's Tree Service employee was killed Saturday after being
electrocuted while working. When the man was dumping mulch with a
crane at 21812 N.W. 91st St., the crane accidentally broke a set of power
lines, said Alachua County Fire Rescue spokeswoman Carol Davis.
Davis said when the man got out of the truck he was electrocuted
because he touched the truck and the ground at the same time. The hy-
draulic fluid from the crane leaked onto the broken power lines and
started a fire, Davis said. Officials have not been able to determine if the
man's death was a result of the electrocution or the fire, said Alachua
County Sheriff's Office spokesman Steve Maynard.
* UPD shut down
ment Saturday af-
ter police arrested
See Story, Page 3.
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Hikes won't hurt Prepaid
The Prepaid College Board will
likely have to shell out billions of
dollars more in tuition payments
over the next few decades under
an agreement made last week.
The board, which oversees
Florida's prepaid tuition plans,
will have to pay between $2 billion
and $3 billion more to the state's 11
universities over the next 24 years,
said Florida Board of Governors
spokesman Bill Edmonds.
The agreement, passed by the
Board of Governors during Thurs-
day's meeting, still needs to be ap-
proved by the state Legislature.
Under the agreement, the pre-
paid program will be required to
increase its tuition payments be-
tween 6 percent and 6.5 percent
each year for contracts sold be-
tween July 1, 2007, and the date
the Legislature approves it.
The increases will hold at that
level even if tuition is goes up by
more than that amount.
The increases are being sought
to minimize the impact of students
who would be exempt under a
proposed tuition law that seeks to
allow all state universities to raise
tuition by 15 percent each year un-
til they reach the national average.
Students with prepaid tuition
plans would be exempt from the
potential tuition hikes, but Thurs-
day's agreement would force the
prepaid program to cover a por-
tion of the increased tuition costs
for some of those students.
The agreement does not affect
students and their families, Ed-
monds said. "This will not cost
parents a single dime," he said.
It also will not affect the prepaid
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program much, he said, because
it currently expects an annual
return of at least 6.5 percent on
its investments, enough to cover
Stanley Tate, the founder of
the prepaid program, opposed
increases at the meeting.
He said the increases, which
will cause prepaid tuition plan
prices to rise, will put the plans
out of reach for families with
"We're gonna do whatever
we can to fight it," he said.
New bowling alley opens
There's a new bowling alley
in town, and it's trying to rein-
vent the business.
Splitz, an expansion of Skate
Station Funworks, opened on
Friday, just off Newberry Road.
Funworks also offers mini
golf, rock climbing, go-carts and
other attractions. Plans to add
Laser Tag in April are in the
"We're hoping to make this
sorta like a mini-Disney," said
Katie Connolly, a manager at
Connolly said that there are
generally two different bowling
communities, league and casual.
Care needs to be taken to make
sure they both have the best expe-
rience possible, Connolly said.
Family and casual bowlers
can be frustrated by league bowl-
ers, who sometimes show up in
groups of 100 and use all of the
League bowlers can have their
concentration interrupted by
those who aren't taking the game
To please both sides, Splitz has
three different sets of lanes: the
traditional style, plus "Boutique"
lanes and the "Stockroom."
Boutique lanes have lounge
couches and feature big screen
projectors at the end of the lane,
which often show sports or can
be changed to the bowler's prefer-
The Stockroom is a similar but
more secluded set of lanes.
Prices vary depending on the
lane type and increase after 5 p.m.
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MONDAY, MARCH 2, 2009 U ALLIGATOR, 3
SG parties discuss election complaints at meeting
By CHELSEA KEENAN
The last six complaints filed
among parties during the Student
Government elections campaign
season were discussed in an hour-
long Elections Commission meet-
ing on Friday.
Frank Bracco, president of the
Keg Party, and the Orange and Blue
Party each filed three complaints.
Bracco filed two complaints
against the Progress Party, but only
one was voted to be a violation.
Elections Commission members
fined the Progress Party $1 for fail-
ing to label a campaign picture dis-
played in its Facebook group as a
registered political advertisement,
a break from the $10 fines the party
has received in the past.
"They've been fined enough,"
said Daniel Thompson, a member
of the commission.
Another complaint claimed the
Progress Party misrepresented it-
self through the use of a campaign
poster featuring Lil Wayne and Ba-
"We wanted to keep campaign-
ing lighthearted," said Sen. Ben
Dictor, the Progress Party's presi-
dential candidate. "The Student
"We wanted to keep cam-
Progress Party candidate
Body is smart enough to realize this
is a joke."
The Orange and Blue Party re-
ceived its first violation of the elec-
tion, also filed by Bracco. He said
the party displayed two signs in
Turlington Plaza, instead of the al-
lotted one, a rule outlined in the 700
codes, a part of SG's constitution
that outlines proper campaigning
tactics to be followed during elec-
The Orange and Blue Party was
given a warning and a public rep-
The last three complaints heard
were filed by the Orange and Blue
Party against the Unite Party, which
received a warning and public rep-
rimand for two of three violations.
The party cleared the third com-
plaint, which involved Unite fliers
stuck on top of Domino's Pizza
boxes and delivered throughout
Gainesville. One box ended up at
an Orange and Blue Party meeting.
"Well, we're happy y'all got our
pamphlet," said Unite Party Presi-
dent Will Harrell.
Cain Norris, an Orange and Blue
Party member, argued campaign
materials are not supposed to be
distributed in bulk, but instead
must be delivered hand-to-hand
via party supporters.
Harrell asked if a pizza delivery
employee could fit the definition of
The Progress Party also had fli-
ers handed out along with pizza
orders through Five Star Pizza, ac-
cording to Eric Conrad, the party's
communication director. No com-
plaint was filed.
Dodgeball philanthropy shut down after nearby arrests
* UPD WAS ARRESTING
By ASHLEY ROSS
The University Police Depart-
ment shut down a philanthropic
dodgeball tournament at UF's
Norman Field on Saturday after
underage drinking arrests involv-
ing participants were made in the
neighboring parking garage.
Phi Delta Theta Fraternity and
Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority hosted
the Ultimate Dodgeball Philanthro-
py, which was held to raise money
for Lou Gehrig's disease through
donations and team registration
Lt. Pam Bonner of UPD said the
event was shut down because it
presented an issue of public safety.
As of Sunday night, Bonner said
she was unsure how many arrests
But according to Phi Delta Theta
Fraternity's philanthropy chairman
Alex Akar, at least 15 people were
arrested for underage drinking in
"We were out there raising mon-
ey," Akar said. "And that is more
important than a few
On kids slamming down
Campus beers in the parking
garage next door."
Bonner refused comment on any
fundraising that may have been in-
hibited by the early shutdown.
Bonner said the fundraiser came
to a halt after an officer, who was
conducting security checks on So-
rority Row, noticed numerous ve-
hicles parked illegally around the
Byron Oldham, president of Phi
Delta Theta, said the tournament
kicked off at 10 a.m.
After hearing that a few stu-
dents in the garage had been ar-
rested around noon, Oldham said
he began spreading the word to
participants on the field that police
were patrolling the garage.
Chairman Alex Akar said UPD
threatened to shut down the event
around 12:15 p.m.
When both hosting organiza-
tions offered to hire more secu-
rity to prevent the shutdown, UPD
would not allow it, he said.
Akar said two bouncers were on
duty during the event to ensure no
one entered the field with alcohol.
Akar said the event was ex-
pected to raise more than $10,000,
adding they may now fall short of
Jamie Dollinger, president of the
Panhellenic Council, said no deci-
sions have been made about sanc-
tions regarding either organization.
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Local antique show raises money for end-of-life care
By HUNTER SIZEMORE
Frances Kirkpatrick felt like she
was entering a lottery as she wait-
ed in line at a local antique road-
A vase, a Japanese figurine and
a bracelet were all potential jack-
pots, and she was there to have
But it's more about the fun of
antiques than the money, she said.
About 70 people had about 160
items appraised during Haven
Hospice Attic's Antique Road-
Haven Hospice Attic held the
show to raise money for end-of-
life care. The store carries thrift
and antique items. Participants
paid $5 per antique appraisal, with
a three-item limit. In addition, the
extra traffic that the show brought
earned the Attic several thousand
dollars more than usual.
John Sikorski, the appraiser and
host of the local antique appraisal
radio show Sikorski's Attic, esti-
mated the values of items, pointed
out what con-
Around tributed to
Gainesville or detracted
from an item's
worth and suggested where peo-
ple could find out more about their
He appraised items span-
ning from a pair of antique Patek
Philippe watches, which could sell
for thousands a piece, to a metal
infant's coffin, for which he didn't
know of a market.
As Kirkpatrick stood in front of
Sikorski's table holding her three
antiques, the appraiser set his eyes
on the Japanese figure, a sitting
woman holding a planting pot.
Sikosrki felt that there was no
market for the figure, valuing it at
less than $15.
The bracelet, made of painted
mother-of-pearl tiles framed in sil-
ver, was quite a find, Sikorski said.
The markings and style led him
to believe it was Persian and he
appraised the jewelry at between
$250 and $500.
The vase, a wedding gift to
Kirkpatrick's mother, was worth
between $50 and $100 according to
"It was exciting," she said after-
wards. "I don't plan on selling any
of it though."
The show's most expensive item
was a Martin acoustic guitar from
1975. Sikorski estimated its worth
beteween $5,000 and $7,500.
Two FSU groups sweep
a cappella competition
* ABOUT 230 ATTENDED THE EVENT
It turns out rock bands have it all wrong.
Drums and guitars aren't needed to cre-
ate modern, catchy music it just takes a
group of voices.
On Saturday night, 230 people gathered
in the Performing Arts Center at P.K. Yonge
to watch a cappella ensembles from across
the state compete in the 2009 International
Championship of Collegiate A Cappella
South Region quarterfinals.
The competition featured two groups
each from UF, Florida State University
and the University of Central Florida. Each
team performed three or four songs for
Performances ranged in style from the
somber resonance of The Beatles' "Black-
bird," sung by the FSU's Reverb, to the
fast-paced, energetically choreographed
rendition of Tally Hall's "Banana Man,"
performed by UCF's Crescendudes.
Several groups also sang modern hits
like Duffy's "Mercy," dedicated to Tim
Tebow by all-female UF group The Sedoc-
FSU's AcaBelles won first place, and Re-
verb from FSU won first runner-up.
The Sedoctaves, who perfomed in hot
pink stilettos and matching belts, hosted
the event and were named second runner-
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The Sedoctaves, one of UF's all-female a cappella groups, performs at the International
Championship of A Cappella 2009 Tournament at the P.K. Yonge Performing Arts Cen-
ter on Saturday night.
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MONDAY, MARCH 2, 2009 0 ALLIGATOR, 5
Kellerman set up toll-free hotline to help migrants
HARVEST, from page 1
* ABOUT 750 PEOPLE ATTENDED.
Iguana: It's what's for dinner.
Iguana was one entree choice for about
750 attendees of the UF student chapter
of the Wildlife Society's 26th annual Beast
Feast Saturday night.
The feast, which was held at UF's horse
training facility, served a variety of strange
meats beginning at 5 p.m., including bobcat,
octopus, rattlesnake, python, water buffalo,
alligator, hog, elk and red deer.
The meat was donated by game farms
and individual hunters, said Ashley Wil-
liams, president of UF's Wildlife Society.
The Florida Museum of Natural History
provided the python.
As the only student chapter in Florida,
the society provides certifications, per-
forms road cleanups and offers education
programs at elementary schools, said Elise
Brumer, the society's vice president.
Williams said about 750 tickets were
sold and that the event cost between $3,000
personification of the folk music dream.
Ed recalled his days in New York,
when the folk movement was coming
into light more than 40 years ago.
On one outstanding night in Green-
wich Village, there was Bob Dylan play-
ing over at the Troubadour and Joni
Mitchell singing over at Caf6 Noir -
they were all young; they were all ideal-
istic. They all joined hands and worked
on what they dreamed as a universal
This community, he said, is the phi-
losophy behind a grassroots production
such as Hope Fest. And after years of
benefit shows by punk rockers Against
Me! and other friends, the foundation
stays afloat with more than $750,000 giv-
en as aid to migrant families for medical
and general expenses.
"Every time we run out of money, we
never despair," he said. "Something al-
Eventually every migrant worker
makes his or her way out, Ed said.
Take 76-year-old Willie Green, a for-
mer Ocala migrant farmer turned blues
guitarist who will play a set on Saturday
But Green's story came with the ter-
In the '40s, the city of Archer was
filled with black farmers, Ed said. The
'70s brought a large Hispanic farming
population from Mexico and other coun-
tries. Since then, migrant workers strug-
gle to find work, pay their bills and feed
"Every time we run out of
money, we never despair.
Something always happens."
Enter Ed and his brother, Phil Keller-
man, 53, who began the Harvest of Hope
Foundation as a toll-free hotline for mi-
grants to call for financial help in 1995.
That year, their grandmother, Helen
Zand, a long-time advocate for the poor,
passed away. They took $60,000 worth of
the inheritance and started the founda-
They say they give a hand, and not a
handout, Ed said.
"They have to prove that they can
help themselves and that they've ex-
plored other avenues," Ed said.
But their endowment plummeted af-
ter the 2004 hurricane season. There was
no work to follow for migrants in central
Florida and the Panhandle, but Phil still
received hotline calls from workers with
transportation issues and utility pay-
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"I've had a migrant woman cry on the
phone when we help them out for keep-
ing their lights on," said Phil, president
of the foundation.
Despite financial uncertainty, they
couldn't give up, Phil said.
"What can you do when they call up
for funds? Are we going to sit there say-
ing, 'No, we're saving money for a rainy
day'? No, because a rainy day happens
Two years ago, Against Me! played at
Common Grounds and went on to play
in Georgia, Illinois and Arkansas sell-
ing out shows and giving set money to
"Migrant farm working is something
I'd always been aware of, and we want-
ed to do something that was active and
positive," said Tom Gabel, lead singer of
Gabel, now a St. Augustine local, and
the band will headline the Hope Fest
Saturday night. The festival expects to
attract more than 15,000 people over the
"It's amazing it's grown the way it
has," Gabel said. "We're just another
band on the bill and happy to be a part
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and camping for the Harvest of Hope
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Obama proves he can
hang like the rest of us
rom commander-in-chief to leader of the free world,
you can add another moniker to President Barack
Obama's growing list of titles regular guy.
Attending Friday's basketball game between the Chicago
Bulls and the Washington Wizards, Obama shed his Burberry
suit in favor of a more relaxed collarless shirt as he sat court-
side with a friend. Not only did Obama spend his evening
free from thoughts about the federal budget and economic
crisis, he also purchased a beer (with his own money) and
enjoyed making small talk with a young fan seated nearby.
Nothing like the most powerful man in America channel-
ing his inner everyman.
Even though Obama is widely regarded as an avid Bulls
fan, Wizards small forward Caron Butler made sure that the
game did not start before the president arrived in his seat -
if only to catch a glimpse of the man as he walked in. Butler
even went as far as to encourage the refs to allow the teams
to spend extra time warming up and lightheartedly asking
them if they wanted to play tic-tac-toe.
The ploy worked, as Butler was able to witness the en-
trance of his hero and direct fist bumps toward Obama after
each shot he made over the course of the game.
The Editorial Board can't help but crack a smile knowing
that our president is someone we would actually enjoy hang-
ing out with in our rare moments of free time. We think it is
awesome that Obama can take a few hours out of his busy
week to kick back and relax just like the rest of us.
Maybe next time the Wizards can work him into the half-
time entertainment imagine Obama launching a half-court
shot to win one lucky fan a new car.
Keeping it Clean
Steering clear of Los An-
geles County might be
in the best interests of
sailors and truck drivers ev-
erywhere at least for the
first week of March.
A campaign by 15-year-
old McKay Hatch has led to
an upcoming proclamation
from the Los Angeles County
Board of Supervisors desig-
nating the first week of March
as "No Cussing Week." While
spewing expletives won't re-
sult in a ticket or even a slap
on the wrist, Hatch hopes to
raise awareness and encour-
age people to be more con-
scious of their word choices.
At least Hatch didn't
take a page from a school in
Canada where students faced
suspension for being repeat
Hatch's efforts to curb
cursing are not limited to one
week of the year as he formed
the "No Cussing Club,"
which features a Web site,
bright orange T-shirts and its
very own theme song.
Available on YouTube,
the music video for the song
depicts Hatch and his en-
tourage roaming the streets
of Pasadena as they chide
people for their inappropri-
The reverberating mes-
sage? "If you wanna hang
with us, I don't wanna hear
The Editorial Board ap-
plauds Hatch for his dedi-
cation to cleaning up the
mouths of both children and
adults alike across South-
ern California. His ideology
is not about forcing people
to stop swearing, but rather
hoping that increased civil-
ity while communicating can
help solve bigger problems.
Everyone from professors
to students can afford to heed
Hatch's message to create a
community at UF where pro-
fanity is less commonplace.
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Recently, the host of an antiques appraisal radio show told locals
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GOP redemption may lie in education
Despite nearly being dead, the GOP can still put on
a great show.
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, once hailed as the
next Barack Obama for the GOP, resurfaced last Tuesday
berating President Obama's address to Congress. Jindal's
rebuttal speech came after the first tonally gratifying Presi-
dential address to Congress in eight years, and it fell hum-
bly flat. The Louisiana governor never had a chance with a
speech he delivered by channeling his inner Mr. Rogers.
Not only was the rebuttal condescending, but it was
also lacking in reason and logic; instead reverting back to
the tenants of conservative principles, unoriginally derid-
ing "tax and spend" Democrats.
And that moment, when Jindal referred back to prin-
ciple instead of reality, is when the modern Republican
Undeniably, there are a few remnants of the once
Grand Old Party. Republicans like California Gov. Arnold
Schwarzenegger and Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, who have
accepted the stimulus bill money for their states, are exam-
ples of moderate Republicans, who instead of being hailed
as the saviors of the party, are dismissed as cop-outs to the
holy canon of conservatism. Last week, Gov. Jindal took
to the Sunday talk show circuit, pledging not to take the
money the stimulus bill had already set aside for his state.
Later, the American public found out Jindal would re-
ject a whole two percent of the stimulus money. Oh boy!
Again, Jindal exemplified why America is tired of the
Republican Party: Another Mr. Rogers character preaching
moral values only to be caught with his pants down in the
proverbial Minnesota bathroom stall.
This country needs a two-party system, but with the
GOP effectively dead, our government is split between
a faction of ideologues and a
majority of pragmatists. Repub-
licans desperately need to re-
invent themselves, not just for
their sake, but for our democ-
Conveniently enough, I have
Matthew Christ a plan for their political redemp-
email@example.com tion: refocus on education.
For far too long, Republicans
have constantly stressed the importance of a sound educa-
tion system, but they have only gone as far as initiating
vague educational mandates without providing adequate
funding to school districts. Instead of trying to fix our state
deficit by cutting education, increase the tax on cigarettes
and tobacco products that will ultimately lessen the bur-
den on our health care system. Instead of forcing school
districts to lay off thousands of teachers and personnel,
damaging the quality of education Florida's students re-
ceive, create revenue by taxing alcohol. Instead of cutting
the funding for higher education, damaging the caliber
of future Floridian workers, simply cut other areas of the
College students across the state of Florida understand
that increased access to quality higher education will ulti-
mately curb our economic woes, and they will be rallying
in Tallahassee on March 4 to demand the attention of the
State Legislature. I'd suggest that our Republican lawmak-
It may not be the principled conservative decision, but
it will be the smart one.
Matthew Christ is a political science freshman. His column
appears on Mondays.
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Ivy League should allow military to provide ROTC on campus
Would former President George W.
Bush or former Vice President
Dick Cheney have committed the
United States to invading Iraq if either of
them had done substantial tours of duty in
More than likely not.
With this being the case, one would won-
der how it is that the majority of Ivy League
universities in the U.S. continue to ban Re-
serve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) pro-
grams on their campuses. Since the Vietnam
War, many Ivy League institutions have
closed their doors to ROTC programs in re-
sponse to the unpopularity of combat during
that time period.
While the Vietnam War has been over for
decades, many of Ivy League institutions still
have not restored their ROTC programs.
There are reasons for this, some openly
stated, some not.
One of those reasons is opposition to the
"don't ask, don't tell" policy currently in
place within the military services. While on
the surface this would seem like a justified
reason, it is not.
The problem with this reasoning is that
the military has no say in policies like "don't
ask, don't tell."
It was our elected officials who imposed
that policy, and only those officials can repeal
it. Punishing the military for something it has
no control over is wrong and unfair.
Some would also defend the policy by
claiming that letting ROTC come back to
those universities would "militarize" the
student bodies of those campuses. This argu-
ment holds little weight.
UF currently has all of the major branch-
es of the military represented on campus
als would char-
acterize the UF
student body as militant.
Instead of making campuses militant, Ivy
League universities having ROTC programs
would ensure that the men and women that
one day will lead our nation have a deep un-
derstanding of the sacrifices the military re-
quires, which would make them think twice
before unnecessarily putting troops in harm's
way or committing foolish military actions.
During my time in the military, two of
the most outstanding officers that I knew
were graduates of the Ivy League. One was
from Brown University, and the other from
How many great leaders from these uni-
versities has the military missed out on?
During last year's campaign, President
Barack Obama surprised many during a
speech held at his alma mater of Columbia by
criticizing Ivy League universities for not al-
lowing ROTC programs.
Obama's statements, however, should not
have surprised anyone. As a former commu-
nity organizer, he clearly understands the im-
portance of serving other people.
Thankfully, pressure from the new admin-
istration is helping bring about changes.
Schools such as Harvard University and
Yale University are currently considering in-
viting ROTC back a step in the right direc-
Hopefully, this will continue and result
in bringing ROTC back to all the Ivy League
universities in U.S.
Edgar Rodriguez is a political science junior.
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EDUCATION, from page 1
dents that teach as a part of their
"I am appalled by the empty
promises when it comes to edu-
cation," Davis said at the rally.
"They don't understand that high
quality public schools are essential
to the quality of this state."
Davis, president of the student
chapter of the Florida Education
Association at UF, said in order for
those who care about public edu-
cation to get what they want from
the government, they have to take
Davis interns in a third grade
class at Joseph Williams Elemen-
tary School in Gainesville.
She said that because of poor
funding, Joseph Williams stu-
dents have art class one semester
per year because they share an art
teacher with a local elementary
Although teachers are fighting
for better pay and planning peri-
ods, Davis said it is for the good of
"It is all part of the quality edu-
cation; they deserve to grow up
and be successful," she said.
President of the UF FEA Sarah
McGarrah, an elementary educa-
tion senior, said Florida public
schools aren't the only ones that
are hurting from budget cuts.
UF is tossing around the idea
of cutting the undergraduate pro-
grams of education and nursing,
"Cuts are coming at us from
any angle," Davis said. "Cuts in
education do not heal, and shame
on anyone who doesn't under-
Six arrests made during drunken driving saturation detail
DUI, from page 1
Rodgers said he is the "go-to guy" for
On average, UPD makes two DUI arrests
per night, he said.
UPD usually patrols the streets around UF
like Archer, Southwest 13th Street and West
"We like to stop them before they get on
campus," Rodgers said.
To spot a DUI, Rodgers said he looks for
"There's too many bad people out
there to get the good people."
University Police Department Officer
any kind of traffic violation like going through
red lights, weaving or having headlights off.
Rodgers said that a DUI could potentially
ruin anyone's life short term.
Not only does it cost about $10,000 for a
lawyer, Rodgers said, but the judge can also
implement a curfew.
Other consequences may include losing
jobs, driver's licenses.
He said he doesn't feel bad about doing his
job, but he does empathize with people who
get in trouble.
One good thing about being a police officer,
Rodgers said, is that he can make his own deci-
sions about when to be hard on someone and
when to let someone go.
"There's too many bad people out there to
get the good people," he said.
Students of congregation B'nai Israel perform "Greased Lightning" Sunday to a full crowd. The students, who also performed
scenes from "High School Musical," sang in Hebrew.
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***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-
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-
WALK TO UF AVAILABLE NOW & FALL
1 BR/$495 to $999/mo
Gore Rabell Real Estate
1BRs from $580 2BRs from $650
Sun Bay Sun Key Sun Harbor
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
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
**2/1 House w/ Big Yard**
4 Blocks to UF, HW Floors
Pet Friendly $1200/mo
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
*1 Bdrm- 1BA w/ Loft*
4 Blocks to UF. Cent AC, No Tow Parking,
Pet Friendly, $850/mo
*2/1 Apt, 1000 SF*
8 Blocks to UF. Island Kitchen, WD hookups
Centr. AC, Pet Friendly $700/mo
NO FEES and One Month Free!
On Bivens Arm Nature Preserve
Inclusive 2's, 3's, and 4's
W/D and Jumbo Microwaves in Every Unit
Free Water, Cable, Tanning, Alarms, Pool
Great Bus Route! 2 Miles to UF
*Huge 1BR Loft w/Skylight*
3 Blocks to Mid-Town/Univ Ave*Walk to UF
Cathedral Ceilings*Only $799 at Arbor Lofts
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
Studios and 1/1s ACROSS FROM UF
As low as $559
$0 MOVE IN FEES
Open late and weekends
** Across From UF **
2br/2ba Limited Time Offer for Fall
Luxury Apts w/ Internet & Parking Incl.
111 NW 16th St. -- Call 376-1111
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
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
2/1.5 Newly Renovated Townhouse. Avail
Now or Fall 09. Close to Shands, Park N
Ride 2, & Shopping. Incl W/D, A/C, Pvt Patio,
& Pool. $745/mth & $500 Dep. No Pets PIs.
772-538-5792 or Itsaol2@hotmail.com 3-3-
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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
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.
*CAMPUS EDGE CONDO*
2/2 Walk to UF, Shands & VA. Tile floor, W/D
in unit, avail fall. Reasonable rate.
Why Pay More??
2/2- $819; 3/2- $959
W/D Included*Pet Friendly*FREE Tanning
(352) 377-7401 www.theboardwalkapt.com
*Live on UF Lake*
Huge 2/2 with Den 3/2
Fully Remodeled $1275/mo
Very Nice Mother-in Law Suite Near Haile
1BR, kitchen, dining room, full bath, W/D,
cable, utilities all included. $750/mo. 367-
Sorority Row Apts
Luxury Apts Steps from Sorority Row & UF
New 1BR to 4BR Virtual Tours & Photos *
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
WOODLAND TERRACE APTS
Off SW 34th St near post office.
2BR$550 1BR $500
Call for daily specials
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
BLOCK FROM UF
Available Aug 1st. Houses single family &
attached. Apts. Rent directly from owners. No
middle agent. Flexible terms. 352-377-3852
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
2 & 3 bd houses for August
cute,cent H/AC, WD,wood fls
quiet areas, yards $725-$1260
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
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
ONE YEAR TUITION AT UF $22,000
Textbooks & Supplies $2,000
Calling Union Properties for your new apt.
PRICELESS! Call 352.373.7578
Finding it hard to choose your next rental?
No Worries, We Can Help!
Rentals going fast near UF so call today!
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Night out on us when you lease one of our
amazing 1 br./lba apts untis available with
tile, fenced in yards, w/d conn. from $395
mo. Hurry while it lasts. 352-332-5070
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$400-4/4 University Terrace condo; Some
utils incl. On routes 12 and 35. Immediate
occupancy. 352.514.3398 3-6-13-2
$375 $650. No app or pet fee. 1 & 2BR,
privacy fenced. SW. 352-331-2099 3-17-
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
Near mall. 2BR/2BA, garage, short term
lease possible. $975. Irene Larsson Mgmt
Serv 352-373-2605 3-3-10-2
2BR/2.5BA townhouse condo, 1 mi from UF.
On bus route. Incl W/D. Community club-
house, pool & fitness center. Wired for inter-
net & security system. $895/mo 332-8841,
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
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
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
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
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
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
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,
Luxury Living 3 Blocks from UF!
Brand New, All-Inclusive
Studios, 1BRs, and 2BRs
Call (352) 240-6961 CMC LLLP
Lic. Real Estate Broker 3-6-10-2
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
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
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
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
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
First months rent free or $300 cash! 1/1
available today! $650/mo, lease sign-over,
lease runs until July 09. 2 miles from Reitz
union bus route 9,35,36 run past the com-
plex. Complex is off SW 23rd Terrace. Call
973-534-3788 or email me at Ireiden@hot-
mail.com if interested! 3-6-09-5-2
FIRST TWO MONTHS FREE. 4 bdrm/4ba.
Available NOW and/or August 1, 2009 to
July 30, 2010. Living Room/Dining Room
Furnished. ALL UTILITIES INCLUDED.
(Electricity, Cable, High Speed Internet,
Water& Sewer) Unit located on ground level.
Newest Building at Countryside. Screened
porch, washer, dryer,dishwasher, new car-
pet, paint and tile. On bus route. Plenty of
Parking. Pool and Basketball court. NO
PETS. Locked gate to buildings. $475/mo.
E-mail at email@example.com for more
info.or call 904 571-0860 3-6-09-5-2
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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-
1BD/1BA Less than a block to campus near
13th and Univ Ave. $555/month May 1- July
31st email Stacy at firstname.lastname@example.org 3-4-09-
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.
Windsor Hall Luxury Large Double Dorm
Summer Sublease w/ opt. reserved parking.
Only $499, walk to campus, HUGE room w/
bathroom & kitchenette. Pool, fitness center,
W/D on-site! Live Luxuriously! 321-368-1271
Roommate Matching HERE
Oxford Manor 377-2777
The Landings 336-3838
The Laurels 335-4455
Greenwich Green 372-8100
Hidden Lake 374-3866
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
-:: 2 Blocks To UF:: -
Room in 4br condo incl utils, internet, cable
TV, pool. Very Nice $375. 283-8777
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-
1BR/1BA avail March 1st in 2BR/2BA for re-
sponsible mature individual. $425-$450/mo +
utils. Brandywine on Archer Rd. yttek@hot-
mail.com or 305-332-6566 3-2-09-22-4
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 email@example.com. 3-6-10-4
Enjoy A Romantic Old House
Near library downtown. $295-$375/rm + utils.
Short term. No pets. No smoking. 378-1304
Room for rent. 2/2 in Brandywine on Old
Archer. Available immediately, flexible du-
ration. $360 + 1/2 util. Call Shane 941-932-
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-
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
14, ALLIGATOR U MONDAY, MARCH 2, 2009
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-
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:firstname.lastname@example.org 3-6-09-
$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-
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-
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-
FIRST MONTH RENT FREE! $450/Month
FULLY FURNISHED rooms available in 4
BEDROOM 2 BATH condo units. All utilities
included with wireless internet and free cable!
Contact EDDIE at 305-712-3608 3-26-14-4
Sell your house, condo, acreage, mobile
home and much more in the ALLIGATOR
CLASSIFIEDS! Reach thousands of possible
buyers! Mastercard and Visa accepted over
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SEE ALL CONDOS
Matt Price Campus Realty, 352-281-3551
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
WALK TO UF & DOWNTOWN!
THE PALMS New Ultra-Luxury Condos.
Granite, Huge Closets, Pool, Call Eric
Leightman, Campus Realty, 352-219-2879
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.
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-
MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT $400
Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must
sell. Can deliver. Retail $1600. 352-372-
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
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
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
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-
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.
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.
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-
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.
CASH PAID FOR LAPTOP'S
Buy Sell Trade Any Condition
336-0075 www.pcrecycle.biz Joel 4-22-
COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS
We buy computers and laptops
Working and Non-working
378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street
Computer Help Fast Gatorland Computers
House/Dorm Fast response. No waiting/
unplugging/hassels. $30 Gator discount w/
ID. Certified MCSE Technicians. 338-8041.
FREE DTV Converter Box
Box has a $40 Value
free w/ $40 NTIA Coupon
goto: dtv2009.gov for 2-Coupons
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
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424 W UNIV AVE (DOWNTOWN)
Private, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF.
Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-538-
2181. Can leave mssg. 4-22-08-72-10
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All individuals interested in bidding go to:
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Sports iv t"iuay
MONDAY, MARCH 2, 2009
Tennessee defeats UF for seventh time in eight tries
By MIKE DiFERDINANDO
Alligator Staff Writer
With the Gators down just 5
points and 16 seconds still left on
the clock, fans began to file out of
the O'Connell Center.
At that point, they must have
known what was coming.
Volunteers forward Tyler Smith
scored 19 points Sunday and Ten-
nessee (18-10, 9-5 Southeastern Con-
ference) beat UF (21-8, 8-6 SEC) 79-
It was the Volunteers' fifth
straight win against the Gators and
their seventh in the last eight con-
With the loss, UF's 17-game home
winning streak came to an end.
It was the team's first home loss
"I can't say they just have our
number because there are always
different players in the game, but we
just have a hard time (with them),"
said guard Erving Walker, who fin-
ished with 16 points.
Tennessee came into the game
as the conference's second-worst
3-point shooting team.
They knocked down 10 against
UF, with seven coming in the first
The Volunteers made 12 during
their win against the Gators earlier
this year in Knoxville.
Tennessee has shot 32 percent
from downtown this season against
the rest of the SEC but has man-
aged to average 48 percent in its two
meetings with UF.
"We have a hard time guarding
them on the perimeter," UF coach
Billy Donovan said.
"Their speed and athleticism,
causes us prob-
Men's 78 percent from
Basketball long range and
66 percent from
the field in a first half that saw the
Volunteers lead by as many as 15
Smith hit a leaning 3-pointer at
the buzzer, and Tennessee took a 45-
33 lead into halftime.
Meanwhile, the Gators struggled,
shooting 39 percent from the field in
the first half.
"When you get down that much,
it's hard to come back," forward
Chandler Parsons said. "We fought,
SEE HOOPS, PAGE 15
UF guard Erving Walker goes airborne during the Gators' 79-75 loss to Tennessee in the O'Connell
Center on Sunday afternoon.
UF WOMEN'S BASKETBALL
Gators lose on road again
By CHRISTOPHER YAZBEC
UF's road woes continue.
The No. 17 Gators (23-6, 9-5 South-
eastern Conference) failed to overcome
Georgia (17-12, 7-7 SEC) on Sunday, al-
lowing the Bulldogs to shoot 52 percent
and falling 84-75 in Athens, Ga.
The defeat was the fourth in the last
five games for UF and the third straight
away from home.
Despite the loss, the Gators had al-
ready secured a first-round bye in the
SEC tournament after LSU defeated Ten-
nessee on Thursday.
UF will be the No. 4 seed and will
play Friday night against the winner of
the game between No. 5-seed Tennessee
and No. 12-seed Alabama.
Still, based on the Gators' effort
against Georgia, they won't be entering
This week's top UF men's basketball
players, as voted on by the alligator-
1. Nick Calathes
2. Erving Walker
3. Chandler Parsons
the postseason on a high note.
"The story of the game was not our
shooting," UF coach Amanda Butler
"It was not the shots that we took. It
was the shots that we gave up."
The Gators trailed 45-38 at the break
but came out in the sec-
ond half playing tighter
defense and captured
UF stayed in front
until about midway
through the second
half, when Georgia
Butler slowly began to re-
claim the momentum.
Butler had only one explanation for
"You can't press at that crazy, neck-
break pace for an entire 20 minutes, no
matter how deep you are," Butler said.
SEE GEORGIA, PAGE 15
SThere were plenty of other UF sports in action this
weekend. For stories on the track and field teams'
work in the SEC Indoor Championships, the men's
golf team's finish in Puerto Rico and some swim-
mers' last chances to make it to the NCAA Champi-
onships, go to our Web site.
Oral commitments meaningless
G ver the past few days, UF received
erbal commitments from Char-
lotte (N.C.) Independence High's
Victor Hampton and Bradenton Southeast
High's Jonathan Dowling, two promising
They're both fast and highly rated,
and Hampton is even from former Gators
quarterback Chris Leak's alma mater.
The two commitments give UF six for
the 2010 recruiting class, and despite the
fact that most Web sites haven't even re-
leased rankings for most of the players,
people are already speculating that the
Gators will have the nation's best class
Tackle Ian Silberman, quarterback Trey
Burton and safeties Demar Dorsey and
Matt Elam round out the list, but don't get
too attached to any of those names.
Their commitments are all meaning-
less. Not meaningless in the way that all
but on another level.
There are 11
months left before
Mike McCall ing Day, and even
MCal-in'It though these kids
ik I See It think committing
to UF will make the
firstname.lastname@example.org to UF will make the
them alone, it won't.
Now, those other coaches vying for
their signatures have a specific target to at-
tack the Gators.
Hampton will surely get an earful about
how Joe Haden, Janoris Jenkins, Jeremy
Brown and others have the cornerback po-
sition on lockdown in The Swamp for the
next few years, and chances are, he'll start
SEE MIKE, PAGE 15
Today's question: How many of UF's current oral
commits for the 2010 football class will actually
come to Gainesville?
Previous question: Will the UF baseball team win
its series against Miami this weekend? (see right for
38 TOTAL VOTES
MONDAY, MARCH 2, 2009 U ALLIGATOR, 15
Gators drop all three games against Hurricanes
By KYLE MAISTRI
Alligator Staff Writer
Any momentum UF had built
up after a 5-0 start to the season was
swept away by Miami on Sunday
The No. 24 Gators lost to the Hur-
ricanes 16-2 at McKethan Stadium,
their worst defeat since Vanderbilt
thumped them by the same score in
Gainesville on April 2, 2006.
"I really didn't see this one
coming today," UF coach Kevin
O'Sullivan said. "I thought we
would come out and play well. I'm
not quite sure I remember a game
like this for a long time."
UF (5-3) narrowly lost the first
two games of the series 8-5 and 2-1
on Friday and Saturday, but the
Gators couldn't keep the final con-
test close after falling behind early.
Freshman Nick Maronde made
his second career start, missing his
spots early and often. He left the
game in the fourth inning with two
outs and the bases loaded, surren-
dering 4 runs in the inning.
Miami first baseman Harold
Martinez led off the fourth with a
homer for the first run of the game.
Six runs, three hits, three walks, a hit
batter and an error later, freshman
Justin Poovey finally recorded the
third out for the Gators.
"We were ready to go from the
get-go, and once they jumped out to
a lead, we just rolled over," UF se-
nior Brandon McArthur said.
O'Sullivan used five pitchers,
and only one of them, Jeff Barfield,
who pitched the ninth, was able to
keep Miami from scoring a run.
The Hurricanes (6-1) put at least
1 run on the scoreboard in five dif-
"When the wheels fell off in the
fourth, they fell off for everybody,"
O'Sullivan said. "We just didn't get
anything out of the pen today."
The offense wasn't exactly on
Miami starter Iden Nazario held
UF in check over his five innings of
work, striking out seven while al-
lowing just 2 runs on two hits.
"He threw everything over the
plate early and challenged guys,"
Miami coach Jim Morris said. "He
established himself in his second
start as a pitcher, and those types of
starts will keep him in the rotation."
The Gators struggled at the plate
all weekend and wasted a solid
Saturday start from freshman Alex
Panteliodis. The Hurricanes held
them to just 1 run Saturday, though
UF recorded nine hits.
O'Sullivan said his team failed
to put good swings on the ball in
hitter's counts, chased pitches that
were out of the zone and rolled over
sinkers from the Miami pitchers.
The second-year coach has used
a different lineup in each of UF's
games thus far and plans to keep
moving players around until he
finds a productive order.
UF catcher Ben McMahan leans against the dugout railing after the final batter was struck out in the
Gators' 2-1 loss to Miami on Saturday in McKethan Stadium. Miami swept UF 3-0 in the series.
The weekend's frustration finally
boiled over in the seventh inning
Sunday when right fielder Riley
Cooper slid into second base to try
to break up a double play.
The umpire signaled Cooper out
and ruled that he interfered with
Miami second baseman Scott Law-
son. The batter was then also ruled
out, and Cooper was ejected.
Cooper exchanged shoves with
Lawson and Miami left fielder Jona-
than Weislow before UF's bench
cleared and cooler heads prevailed.
"It was just the heat of the mo-
ment," Lawson said. "He slid kind
of late, and his momentum carried
him past the bag. No big deal."
Team's late rally against Vols falls short
HOOPS, from page 14
but when you get down like that, it hurts."
The Gators chipped away at the Volunteers' lead
in the second half, almost closing the gap.
Back-to-back threes from Dan Werner and Walk-
er and two foul shots by Nick Calathes (20 points)
cut the lead to 3 with 1:30 to play.
But again, the Gators failed to finish late in a
Five UF fouls in the last 2:04 gave Tennessee
enough free throws to hold on for the win.
"They have to understand what kind of plays
that really affect the outcome of a game," Donovan
"They have to understand that their margin for
error is not very good."
With just two games left in SEC play, the Gators
are once again scrambling for their NCAA Tourna-
"Each game that goes by is more important. We
don't have many left," Werner said. "We didn't fig-
ure it out last year, so honestly I don't know (if we
With games against Mississippi State and Ken-
tucky still on the schedule, UF will likely have to
win out to safely land a spot in this year's field of
"Last year, we weren't even in the ballpark of be-
ing a good team. But we're right there now. We're
just missing a few things," Werner said.
"If we can figure them out, it can be a successful
Butler: UF must improve defense, rebounding
GEORGIA, from page 14
"So when there was a little bit of a
lull, they took advantage of it. We
got a little bit too tired to trap and
pressure the ball on every single
possession like we started the
The Bulldogs put the Gators
away with a 3-pointer with three
minutes remaining, pushing their
lead from 4 to 7.
UF was never able to recover.
"We just let them score at
will," Butler said. "We let them
score how they wanted to score.
We let them have the shots that
they wanted, and you've got to
give them credit, they didn't miss
"It was ridiculous," she added.
not how they've
gia, but that's
not their thing
to score a
bunch of points
on you. That's
Forward Marshae Dotson tried
to carry the Gators down the
stretch, scoring 22 points, but it
Sha Brooks struggled to com-
plement Dotson's effort. The se-
nior guard was held to just 13
points and had six turnovers.
Georgia forward Porsha Phil-
lips added 20 points of her own on
the low block, and Bulldogs guard
Ashley Houts posted 14.
Butler said her team has to play
better defense to win in the post-
"Every game is an away game
now, and although it's at a neutral
site, you're not going to be on your
home floor," Butler said. "And
the one thing that you're going
to have to rely on is your defense
and then also your rebounding."
A radio broadcast contributed to
M IKE, from page 14
to listen eventually.
I don't blame these kids
for committing. UF is an ex-
cellent place to play right
now, and if the coaches are
offering scholarships, they
should take them. But verbal
commitments, especially this
early, are made to be broken.
Recruiting is too often
looked at from the schools'
perspectives. It's about filling
needs and strengthening next
year's team, but it's also about
high school kids finding the
place that's best for them, and
that process takes time.
Hampton told The
Gainesville Sun he has never
He said he'll check it out
sometime this month, and he
doesn't plan on visiting any
Also, an Independence
coach told The Sun that
Hampton's recruiting process
only took two weeks.
Sure, if I were a big time
recruit, the Gators would
be near the top of my list no
matter how far away I lived,
but I'd at least have a list and
work my way through it.
By not visiting other schools,
Hampton is doing himself a
huge disservice, and Urban
Meyer should discourage
him from following his cur-
If Hampton doesn't do any
looking around and he makes
an uneducated decision, that
could come back to bite him
when he gets to Gainesville.
It's much better to find out
where he fits best during the
recruiting process, because if
he doesn't discover that until
he gets to UF, there could be
No one wins if he's upset
Of the five players who
committed before June 1 in
the recruiting classes from
2005-2007, only two (Aaron
Hernandez and Chris Rain-
ey) are still in Gainesville. The
other three transferred.
There are lots of rea-
sons why players trans-
fer, but it certainly doesn't
help to enter the recruiting
process with your mind
made up, like Hampton is.
And with all six of the current
commits, how can Gators fans
really feel good about them?
Look at this past year,
when UF lost Greg Reid
(committed to UF in February
2008) to FSU and Nu'Keese
Richardson (committed May
2008) to Tennessee.
The way I see it, the Gators
just have something to lose
16, ALLIGATOR 0 MONDAY, MARCH 2, 2009
Waleszonia injures leg
By ADAM BERRY
Alligator Staff Writer
It was a weekend full of wins for UF,
but the Gators also suffered one very costly
Senior Kim Waleszonia suffered an in-
jury to her left leg in the first inning of the
Gators' 7-3 win against Texas Tech on Sat-
urday night. The center fielder dropped a
bunt and sped toward first base, but when
she was tagged, she flew through the air and
landed in obvious pain.
She remained on the ground for several
minutes amid silence from the crowd, only
to be carried off by her coaches.
Waleszonia was on crutches in the dug-
out during the Gators' doubleheader Sun-
day, but UF coach Tim Walton said he did
not know the extent of the injury yet.
"We're going to miss her enthusiasm on
the field, but I'm sure she'll make a quick
recovery," right fielder Kelsey Bruder said.
"We're just all working together trying to
keep the morale up."
No. 2 UF (19-2) won all six of its games in
the Cox Invitational held at Katie Seashole
Pressly Stadium this weekend. Junior Fran-
cesca Enea celebrated her 21st birthday Sat-
urday with three hits, three RBIs and a home
run that smashed into the scoreboard.
The night before her injury, Waleszonia
broke the career school hits record with an
"She gets a hit almost every time I look
up," Walton said Friday. "To have played
such a great schedule in her career and have
that many hits just tells you what kind of a
special player she is."
The game in which Waleszonia broke
the record UF's 10-5 win against Pacific
- also had special meaning for Walton, as
it was the 300th victory of his career. Several
hours later, Walton got win No. 301 in the
Gators' 8-0 victory against South Florida.
Enea and pitcher Stacey Nelson (9-2) led
the Gators to two more wins Saturday a
9-1 beating of Illinois and a 7-3 win against
"We're going to miss (Waleszo-
nia's) enthusiasm on the field,
but I'm sure she'll make a quick
UF sophomore right fielder
Enea jumpstarted the Gators' offense,
crushing her sixth home run of the season.
When pitcher Stephanie Brombacher al-
lowed two more Red Raiders to get on base
in the fifth inning, Nelson came in to relieve
the sophomore, and Texas Tech went hitless
for the rest of the game.
Nelson also relieved Brombacher on
Sunday in the Gators' 7-2 win against Il-
linois. Enea and Bruder provided the fire-
power UF needed at the plate again Sunday,
when they combined for four RBIs on four
hits, including Bruder's third home run of
the weekend in the final game of the tourna-
ment, a 9-1 win against South Florida.
Georgia dominates UF
By EUGENIO TORRENS
The Gators had a good meet. The
Bulldogs had an exceptional one.
UF set a new season-best score. Geor-
gia set season highs on all four appara-
Add in a perfect 10 for the Bulldogs
(10-0, 6-0 Southeastern Conference), and
you have the recipe for No. 1 Georgia's
198.2 to 196.65 win against No. 7 UF in
Athens, Ga., on Saturday.
The Bulldogs' score is the highest for
any school this season.
"I feel like we went out and had a
successful meet," junior Melanie Sinclair
said. "Considering we had to count a
fall, I think we did really, really well to-
As if having Georgia firing on all cyl-
inders wasn't enough, UF (5-3, 3-3 SEC)
again had to battle injuries with senior
Corey Hartung taken out of the floor
exercise and vault lineups because of a
strained muscle in her left calf.
"It was an extremely difficult situa-
tion of being short-handed," UF coach
Rhonda Faehn said. "She's an All-Amer-
ican every time on floor, so yeah, we
know that hurts us."
The Gators started the afternoon
with a 49.275 on uneven bars. They were
down from the first event, as Georgia
notched its first of four season bests on
vault, a 49.425.
The Gators followed with a 48.625 on
vault, forced to count a fall suffered by
Courtney Gladys because the team was
only five deep with Hartung scratched
off the vault lineup.
Faced with Hartung's absence again,
the Gators responded by tying their sea-
son best on floor with
a 49.45, including a 9.8
returned to the com-
petitive floor lineup
for the first time this
season. Castillo has
Sinclair been hampered by an-
kle bursitis but exhibi-
tioned floor Feb. 20 against Alabama.
"Amanda's getting closer," Faehn
said. "It was obvious tonight that she has
that spark. That's the first step, and then
getting her (routine's level of) difficulty
The loss at Georgia ended UF's SEC
play until the league championships be-
gin on March 21 and also illuminated the
Gators' desperate need to get healthy.
"The key for us is we have to get
athletes healthy," Faehn said. "Or at
least as healthy as they can be for us to
field a lineup. We just gotta get people
Gators land fourth defensive back recruit for 2010 class
By TYLER JETT
Recruiting analysts have said the Gators'
2010 recruiting class would need to have a
heavy dose of defensive backs. UF's coaches
must feel the same way.
Jonathan Dowling, a 6-foot-3, 178-pound
safety out of Southeast High in Bradenton,
orally committed to the Gators on Sunday
while on an unofficial visit. He is the fourth
commit of UF's 2010 class who plays in the
Dowling had already narrowed his list
down to UF and Alabama and has taken vis-
its to both schools in the last week.
S "Florida just feels, like,
real family-oriented, and
it just feels like, 'That's my
home,'" he said. "Alabama,
Footba l it just felt like a regular col-
Dowling spent Sunday with UF safe-
ties coach Chuck Heater and was assured
he would play that position if he chose the
Although signing day is almost a year
away, Dowling wanted to end the recruiting
"I basically get to get back to being a reg-
ular kid because I'm closing the door."
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