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THURSDAY, MARCH 5, 2009


ON CAMPUS


Vigil held for public education

0 THE VIGIL WAS HELD TO PROTEST
THE PROPOSED CUT TO UF'S
UNDERGRAD EDUCATION PROGRAM.

By THOMAS STEWART
Alligator Staff Writer
tstewart@alligator org

The fight against the potential cut of UF's
undergraduate education program got off
to a dark, cold and slightly windy start last
night outside of Norman Hall.
About 150 people huddled together, some
holding battery-operated candles, to listen to
local education leaders protest UF's decision
to consider cutting the two undergraduate
majors in the College of Education.
"When I heard the news, I couldn't be-
lieve it," Leanetta McNeally, principal of
Duval Elementary School and a UF alumna,
said of UF's proposal.
"I thought, 'Ludicrous,"' McNeally said.
"We cannot sit down and do nothing."
Jim Brandenburg, principal of Alachua
Elementary School, said cutting the under-
graduate programs would not only affect the
students at UF but students all across Alach-
ua County, because many local schools use
interns from UF's programs to help teach
their children.
At one point during his speech, the
blown-up pictures of children that flanked
the lectern were toppled by the wind, at
which point Brandenburg quipped, "I guess
it's symbolic the pictures of children are fall-
ing down because they're particularly vul-
nerable to the changes being proposed."
In between speakers, students from the
College of Education performed a skit to
poke fun at UF's priorities during budget
cuts. Logan Jaffe/ Alligator
Kali Davis, a UF education graduate stu- UF graduate student Kyle Albert holds a candle as he listens to a speaker
dent who organized the event, also read an at a candlelight vigil for UF budget cuts Wednesday night at Norman Hall.
oversized letter from first and second grad- The group protested proposed cuts in the College of Education.
SEE VIGIL, PAGE 8


UPD officers recount amusing calls, bizarre situations


By APRIL DUDASH
Alligator Contributing Writer

Editor's note: This is the final
part of a two-part series about
veteran UPD officers.


The safety net
UPD is used to treating UF
as a "small city," one that keeps
patrol officers busy with bizarre
calls and amusing situations. Sgt.
Walt Hamby has had a full-time
job with UPD for almost 20 years,


which has led to many stories in
his patrol arsenal that are usually
Special too "inappropriate"
Report to share, he said.
A memory that
stuck out in Hamby's
mind was when he was perform-


ing a routine patrol early one
morning and he found a student
lying in the grass behind Graham
and Trusler halls. The student,
who had obviously been drink-
ing, asked to be taken home.
When the student couldn't


recognize his residence, Hamby
realized he had been visiting
from Florida State University.
"He thought he was in Talla-
hassee on FSU's campus," Ham-
by chuckled.
SEE UPD, PAGE 8


* Alex Tyus (right)
and the UF men's
basketball team
lost its sixth
Southeastern
Conference road
game Wednesday
night, this time to
Mississippi State in
Starkville, Miss.
See Story, Page 18.


Grand jury charges mom in son's death
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) A grand jury has charged a Port
St. Lucie woman with premeditated, first-degree murder for allegedly
smothering her 8-year-old son to death Christmas Day.
Police say 31-year-old Eryn Allegra gave the boy eight Advil pills
to put him to sleep Christmas Eve, then early Christmas morning suf-
focated him with a pillow in a hotel room. Investigators say Allegra
then tried to slit her wrists, but the blade she used was too dull. She
dialed 911 and was taken to a local hospital.
Allegra said she had been having financial problems since 2007.If
convicted, Allegra faces either life in prison or a death sentence.


* UF professors
invented a new
type of gauze
that will quicken
healing times for
wounds and pre-
vent the spread
of bacteria. See
Story, Page 5.


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cemetery

By THOMAS STEWART
Alligator Staff Writer
tstewart@alligator org

For some people, four years at UF
just isn't enough.
Luckily for them, the Florida Legis-
lature is considering a bill that would
allow UF and the other 10 state universi-
ties to house the ashes
of alumni and uni-
versity supporters on
their campuses.
The bill was passed
unanimously by the
Senate's Banking and
Insurance committee
Orlando on Wednesday.
It still needs to pass through two
more committees before the full Senate
can vote on it.
An identical bill has been introduced
in the House.
The bill would allow for the construc-
tion of a columbarium, which house cre-
mated remains, on five acres or less of a
university's campus.
Current law requires new cemeteries
to be at least 30 acres.
UF spokesman Steve Orlando said
UF is in favor of the idea.
"There are a lot of people out there
who have just an enormous attachment
to this school, and this is a way of help-
ing honor that request," Orlando said.
He said UF's columbarium would
SEE GRAVE, PAGE 8


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STUDENT LIFE
Students visit Silicon Valley
Twelve graduate students from
the UF School of Architecture trav-
eled to California to learn how
Google and Intel design and man-
age their properties.
The trip was sponsored by the
Gainesville Chamber of Com-
merce, and now that the students
are back, it's their mission to apply
what they saw to their own design
plans in Gainesville.
David Ramsey, director of eco-
nomic development for Gaines-
ville's Council for Economic Out-
reach, said the city wants to attract
more high-tech companies and
industries with creative building
designs.
Ramsey said Gainesville is al-
ready a hot spot of such develop-
ment, but the city is too tight on
space to provide interested firms
with work areas.
The sites the students visited
are some of the most progressive
and successful in the field.
"Google is like a creative ma-
chine," Ramsey said. "Being
around that, bringing some of
those ideas back to the communi-
ty... I can't tell you how incredible
that is, how resourceful that is for
us and what we do here."
Sihui Ma, a student on the trip,
said she believes in the power of
innovative office cultures.
"I think the point of the whole
trip was to study alternative cor-
porate cultures versus the one we
think...the traditional kind with a
cubicle."
Martin Gold, who teaches an


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volved students are taking, said
he thought the trip was a great
success.
"It was a real informative
trip," he said. "I think we learned
a lot about the next generation
office environment."
The trick now is to shape those
ideas to the Gainesville area.
"You can't just mimic what
you see somewhere else," said
Wes Hogan, another student.
"It's really about individual city
culture."
Ramsey thinks the intellectu-
al power coming from UF helps
make Gainesville a great place
for new ideas.
"Every community says, 'we
want to be high-tech,'" he said.
"In this community we can."
KATHERINE BEIN

LOCAL
Student lies to police
A UF student was arrested
Tuesday after he lied to police
about being robbed.
At around 12:30 p.m. Michael
Hughes, 20, called the Gainesville
Police Department and told offi-
cers that he had been robbed by
two men with knives, the GPD
arrest report stated.
According to the report, be-
cause of the severity of Hughes'
call, GPD sent two officers, two
detectives, a supervisor and an
evidence technician to his apart-
ment at 1225 SW 1st Ave.
When they arrived, Hughes
told officials that he had made
the story up, GPD spokesman
Mike Schibuola said.
He told officers he called be-
cause he wanted to heighten law
enforcement patrol around his
apartment complex. He said for
the past three months "strange
people" would come to his door
asking for Xanax, the report stat-
ed.
According to the report,
Hughes told officers he missed
an important meeting Tuesday
morning, misplaced money his
mother gave him and was under
stress because of school.
During the investigation, offi-
cers found a large white pipe on
the kitchen counter and a glass
bong on top of the refrigerator.
Hughes admitted to using them
for smoking marijuana, the re-
port stated. Hughes was charged
with making a false police report
and possessing and using drug
paraphernalia.
KATIE EMMETS

Buildings get a re-lamp
Alachua County buildings
are being re-lamped in an effort
to save the county about $150,000
per year.
As part of the 2002 county-
wide Energy Reduction and Wa-
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fixture every year and reducing
energy costs by 22 percent.
The first buildings to be re-
lamped will be the Administration
Building, the Health Department,
the Sheriff's Office, the Commu-
nity Crisis Center and the county
jail.
The partial re-lamping of the
Administrative Building has al-
ready resulted in $1,200 in sav-
ings, and the savings are expected
to increase as the county contin-
ues to replace the bulbs, Alachua
County Facilities Manager Charlie
Jackson said in a press release.
"Reducing energy costs is the
right thing to do," Jackson said. "It
results in both cost savings and a
reduction of the county's carbon
footprint."
EMILY FUGGETTA

STATE
Tebow visits Tallahassee
As if winning the BCS National
Championship wasn't enough, UF
will accept a resolution from the
state Legislature today honoring
the football team for its success.
Coach Urban Meyer, quarter-
back Tim Tebow and linebacker
Ryan Stamper will be on hand to
receive the praise, along with uni-
versity and athletic department
leaders like UF President Bemie
Machen and Athletics Director
Jeremy Foley, according to a news
release.
Gov. Charlie Crist will also host
a breakfast for the group. UF's
football team accepted a similar
resolution from lawmakers in 2007
for the 2006 championship.
Tebow also visited the Legis-
lature in April and made a few
remarks. He even obliged legisla-
tors who wanted autographs and
pictures and ended up tossing a
football around with Marco Ru-
bio, who was house speaker at the
time, according to news reports.
THOMAS STEWART

CORRECTION
A headline in the Wednesday
edition of the Alligator incorrectly
reported that UF has spent over
$100 million on federal lobbying.
UF has never spent more than $1
million in a given year.

A Wednesday article reported
UF student senators passed a bill
that gave $35,130.86 to UF's Board
of College Councils. The bill actu-
ally approved using the money,
which was allocated last spring,
in a different way, via a special re-
quest line.


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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THURSDAY, MARCH 5, 2009 U ALLIGATOR, 3


LOCAL

'Sexy' orchestra concert to debut today on campus


By KATIE EMMETS
Alligator Writer
kemmets@alligator.org
Sexy, passionate and murder-
ous are not words typically used
to describe an orchestra concert.
But those are some of the words
conductor Matthew Wardell used
when talking about tonight's
UF Symphony Orchestra perfor-
mance.
At the Phillips Center for the
Performing Arts at 7:30 tonight,
the UF School of Music will pres-
ent three musical pieces and a bal-
let.
Winners of the 42nd Annual


Concerto Competition will per-
form, followed by a ballet by B6la
Bart6k, "The Miraculous Manda-
rin."
Wardell said two out of 25 stu-
dents who auditioned won the
School of Music's concerto com-
petition. Concertos rely on a back
and forth "conversation" between
soloist and orchestra.
Yefim Romanov, the under-
graduate winner, will perform
Tchaikovsky's "Concerto for Vio-
lin and Orchestra." Although the
piece is difficult to perform, it is
a passionate attention grabber,
Romonov said.
Anastasiya Naplekova, the


"The orchestra, the con-
ductor, the soloists and
the dancers are all prod-
ucts of the College of Fine
Arts."
Matthew Wardell
UF conductor

graduate student winner, follows
with a performance of Rachmani-
noff's "Rhapsody on a Theme of
Paganini."
After intermission, the UF
School of Music and the UF School
of Theatre and Dance will perform


a ballet with original choreogra-
phy by Ric Rose, associate profes-
sor of dance.
Based on the ideal that all be-
ings deserve satisfaction, Bart6k's
"Miraculous Mandarin" is a chill-
ing story told through sex, greed
and violence.
After its first showing in Co-
logne, Germany in 1926, the bal-
let was banned and torn apart by
censors because of its graphic con-
tent.
Although it has been performed
since then, it wasn't until 2000 that
the score was restored to its origi-
nally intended form, Wardell said.
Unlike many large-scale col-


laborations, this concert will be
performed strictly by students.
"A lot of times performances
like this will include faculty mem-
bers and hired professionals," he
said. "The orchestra, the conduc-
tor, the soloists and the dancers
are all products of the College of
Fine Arts."
The performance will be a buf-
fet for both the ears and the mind,
said cellist Evan Kassof, a music
composition and physics double
major.
"It's an emotional experience,"
Kassof said. "There's nothing that
we are playing tonight that some-
one can't relate to."


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Fraternities sign hazing pact to improve reputations


* THE PACT ENCOURAGES
ACCOUNTABILITY.

By CAROLYN TILLO
Alligator Contributing Writer

UF's Interfraternity Council met
to sign its first anti-hazing pact at
Beta Theta Pi Fraternity house on
Wednesday night.
The pact encourages members
of the council to hold each other
accountable in their efforts to elim-
inate hazing practices, and it calls
for an emphasis on anti-hazing


education within UF fraternity
chapters.
Clay Mathews, president of
the Interfratemity Council, read
the pact before it was signed by
the presidents of the 25 fraternity
chapters that make up the council.
He said hazing is not congruent
with the value-based nature of the
council and its members.
After the signing, Patricia
Telles-Irvin, vice president for Stu-
dent Affairs, mentioned her expe-
riences as a sorority sister at Duke.
Telles-Irvin added that the pact
is important because it holds coun-


cil members accountable to each
other in their actions to end haz-
ing.
She said although hazing is a
tradition, UF faces a new genera-
tion of students who are not afraid
to speak up about
On hazing practices.
Campus Telles-Irvin also
said that, during
these times of economic difficulty
and budget cuts, UF fraternities
must maintain a positive reputa-
tion if they want the parents of
pledges to pay for their sons to join
fraternities.


She also said fraternities play
an important role in maintaining
UF's reputation.
"This university is striving to
be one of the top 10 public institu-
tions, and you play a role in that,"
she said. "You are very much a
part of getting there."
Stephen McClaughlin, the pres-
ident of Beta Theta Pi Fraternity,
sees the pact as a way of augment-
ing the Greek community.
"We've had some downfalls in
the past," he said. "We just need to
grow from there."
Matthew Panzano, the presi-


dent of Delta Upsilon Fraternity
and a member of the committee
which helped create the pact, said
because he is an only child, he
joined a fraternity to experience a
sense of brotherhood but was ini-
tially deterred by fears of hazing.
He said he appreciates the unity
that the pact represents.
"I'm just hoping to see some
progress, that's all," he said.
Mathews said anti-hazing re-
sources for students and parents
will be available on the Interfrater-
nity Council's Web site at greekga-
tor.com.


STUDENT LIFE

UF student wins more than $12K in prizes on 'Wheel'


By AMBER EHRKE
Alligator Contributing Writer

Last night, about 30 of Krystina
Gustafson's friends packed her living room
to watch Wheel of Fortune projected onto a
white sheet tacked to the wall. She was about
to relive her $17,700 win on the show.
Though she wasn't nervous for the bulk
of the taping, she said she dreaded seeing
herself on television.
"I was more nervous about watching it
than I was about filming it," she said.


Whenever she watched the show with
boyfriend Greg Kastner, Gustafson figured
out the puzzles before the contestants on
TV. But Gustafson said the game was easier
from the couch than on the set.
The show tryouts started in October, in a
sweltering mall parking lot filled with a sea
of other potential contestants in front of the
yellow Wheelmobile Winnebago.
When her name was drawn from hun-
dreds of other information sheets submit-
ted that morning, she had been waiting for
two hours, with the sunburn to prove it. She
clamored to the stage, introduced herself


and fulfilled the announcer's request that
everyone on stage dance.
Two weeks later,
Gustafson was selected
to move on to the second
round, with a four-hour
series of mock Wheel of
Fortune games and written
puzzle-solving tests. Three
weeks after that, she was
Gustafson called and told she made
the show.
In December, she finally got to compete
on the show she had watched since she was


a toddler.
"I'm usually really competitive, so I fig-
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New 'e-cig' may offer carcinogen-free way to smoke


By HUNTER SIZEMORE
Alligator Writer
jhsizemore@alligator.org

It looks like a cigarette in every
way, but, instead of paper, there is
a hard casing.
Instead of fire are mechanical
innards. And instead of smoke, the
user breathes in nicotine-infused
mist.
The new electronic cigarette, or
"e-cig," has been making its way
into the Gainesville market, but lo-
cal health officials, who agree with


the Food and Drug Administration,
are skeptical of the product's claims.
"I've had some people say they real-
ly like them," said Naoma Hunlock,
a manager at the Kangaroo on North
Main Street, which sells NJOY brand
e-cigs.
Almost all of the starter kits have
sold out, Hunlock said. For $70, the
kit includes an atomizer, which cre-
ates the mist and is shaped like the
butt of the cigarette; two batteries,
shaped like the stem; a charger; and
five nicotine cartridges, roughly
equivalent to two and a half packs


"You can smoke it where
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mally. It's also a healthier
way to smoke, because the
carcinogens are gone."
Adi Weiss
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of cigarettes. Cartridges are sold in
packs of 10, in flavors like apple and
menthol, for $20.
Adi Weiss, who works at the


Smoke Anywhere kiosk in Oaks
Mall, has several suggestions for the
possible use of e-cigs.
Because the starter kit he sells in-
cludes four different levels of nico-
tine, ranging from that of a normal
cigarette to none, he suggested that
it could be used to help smokers
quit.
"You can smoke it where you
cannot smoke normally," he said.
"It's also a healthier way to smoke,
because the carcinogens are gone."
While these claims have not been
tested extensively, Weiss believes


that as the market grows, research
will confirm his statements, he said.
But Maureen Miller, a tobacco
prevention specialist at UF, believes
that these claims could be mislead-
ing to consumers.
"The fact that it mimics smoking
will definitely not help with quit-
ting," she said. "I would not endorse
this product."
She is also concerned that until
the FDA has time to research e-cigs,
there could be unknown health risks
associated with the product, she
said.


UF RESEARCH

Profs invent new bandage that promotes faster healing


By REBECCA WEISS
Alligator Contributing Writer

A team of UF professors and alumni, spon-
sored by Quick-Med Technologies Inc., has
created a new adhesive bandage that repels
bacteria and promotes faster healing.
The product, which received FDA approval
last week, will be sold in stores come July and
will aid in the creation of anti-bacterial mili-
tary clothing and more effective hand gels.
Known as the NIMBUS, the bandage is the
first and only non-leeching, microbicidal bar-
rier dressing.
"We were trying to make a better wound-
healing bandage that would absorb wound
fluids and kill bacteria," said Chris Batich,
professor of materials science engineering and
associate director of UF's clinical and transla-
tional science institute.
"Bacteria can't grow in it, and noth-
ing comes out of the Band-Aid and into the
wound," said Batich, who invented the ban-


dage with fellow UF professor Gregg Schultz
and UF graduate William Toreki.
"Potentially, you can leave it on lon-
ger, and it should promote healing faster."
Most bandages absorb wound fluids into the
bandage material, creating an area in which
bacteria can easily grow.
Because white blood cells are unable to
fight these new bacteria, the wound may be-
come re-infected, and the bandage will start to
smell.
The NIMBUS technology binds a large
polymer to the surface of the gauze fibers
said Gregg Schultz, professor of obstetrics
and gynecology in UF's institute for wound
research.
Other dressings contain microbes such as
silver, which may slow the healing process.
NIMBUS also gives the bandage fibers the
ability to kill bacteria from the wound and
bacteria that are resistant to other antibiotics,
such as MRSA, a staph infection that cannot be
cured by many common antibiotics, Schultz


said.
"This stuff kills those bacteria, the staph
bacteria, very effectively," Batich said, refer-
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cent of the bacteria that
touch it get killed."
According to Schultz,
studies show the NIMBUS
bandage could be worn for
seven days without having
to be changed, versus other
dressings that contain large
Batich quantities of bacteria after
24 hours.
Ultimately, Schultz said the FDA decided
to classify the bandage as a new medical de-
vice.
"This took three years to get approval.
There was a lot of back and forth talking to the
FDA," he said. "Because it has FDA approval,
companies have decided to license it. They
start selling it around June this year."
According to Batich and Schultz, the whole


process took about nine years.
"When we first started out, it was sort of
Batich, Toreki and me," Schultz said. "As we
became more successful in understanding how
to do this and how to make it more effective,
Quick-Med kept enlarging the lab, and now
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Schultz said the major breakthrough oc-
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"What we developed the first time worked
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Editorial

Speed of Life

Students should slow

down during spring break
Perhaps the understatement of the year would be to say
that we live in a time of economic uncertainty.
Scour the headlines featured in major news outlets,
and you will quickly learn the latest in recession-proof tricks
to save cash at the supermarket or what counties across the na-
tion are currently suffering the worst unemployment rates.
Yes, without any hint of uncertainty, America is enduring
one of the harshest times in its history. Yet, what are we sup-
posed to do? How should we respond other than by giving
our goddamn best shot at leading a decent and fulfilling life?
Take another gander at The New York Times or CNN.com
and you'll read about the recent tragedies that are making
their way into water cooler conversation. Just down the road
in Clearwater, three men, two of which were NFL players, pre-
sumably lost their lives in the wake of a fishing trip gone ter-
ribly wrong. Word out of Pakistan informs us of a terrorist at-
tack on a Sri Lankan cricket team that left players and coaches
injured after gunfire riddled their bus with bullet holes.
Yes, even the semi-charmed lives of professional athletes
are not guaranteed a tomorrow. For the Sri Lankan cricket
team, will their ever-so-close brush with death cause them to
reassess their outlook on life? If they had perished, would the
members of the team have been satisfied with what they ac-
complished during their short time on Earth?
The unfortunate incidents in Florida and across the globe
paint a stark picture that should serve to remind us that we are
guilty of taking our lives far too seriously.
We must dig hard and dig deep to find some semblance of
good to come out of our country's dire state of affairs. Perhaps
a return to the core values of America can work to reunite a
country that has placed too much of an emphasis on the ma-
terialistic, tangible items of disillusionment that have bred a
corrosion of morals and ethics.
To say that life is fleeting comes across as nothing more
than a trite cliche that gets recycled and regurgitated every
few months or so.
Yet, when people fail to heed such advice, do we really
even retain the right to declare that this adage is overused?
Do we not need an occasional reminder to keep from falling
victim to the stress that stems from factors out of our control?
We can only begin to guess how much time we have left
on Earth that is not to say we are suggesting you give up
everything and become a missionary or a priest.
Rather, simply be grateful for what little (or what riches)
you may have a shortcoming few are more guilty of than
this very author. Those blessed souls who can find pleasure in
the things that come without a price tag are, indeed, the true
lucky ones.
Surely this will not occur overnight, but rather should be
viewed as a gradual process that will eventually reap the fruits
of your labor if you should choose such a righteous path.
As we go our separate ways for the week whether to
Acapulco or simply a quick jaunt home the Editorial Board
implores you to take a deep breath and catch yourself before
you get caught up in a stressful financial situation that easily
could have been avoided.
So what if you had to dish out $8 for a bottle of Corona
at the bar or your mom yelled at you for spending too much
money during a shopping spree at the mall?
You are young, you are alive and even in the worst of times,
you will eventually find your way.
Nothing seems more apropos than to steal a line from
Against Me!'s Tom Gabel: "Please tell me I'm not the only one
that thinks we're taking ourselves too seriously/Just a little
too enamored with inflated self-purpose."
At least for us, it rings far too true.


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Column

Partisanship proves grand ol' loyalty


ipartisanship is a dream; a glorious fantasy
thought up by politicians who wanted to turn the
public against their opponents. In all practicality,
it doesn't exist.
All people with strong beliefs are, by definition, par-
tisan. When partisan individuals share similar beliefs,
as they often do in our two-party system, these beliefs
develop into "partisan issues." And when an individual
holds a belief that doesn't fit his usual partisan paradigm,
he is hailed as a bipartisan hero.
President Barack Obama is demanding bipartisanship
from the Republicans. This means that he wants them to
support his agenda whether or not they agree with it. For
some reason, Americans overwhelmingly desire biparti-
sanship from their politicians, even though in any other
discipline but politics this would be called "selling out."
Yet, liberals demand this from conservatives. They
want them to abandon their conservative principles and
embrace moderate (read: liberal) Republicans like Gov.
Arnold Schwarzenegger and Gov. Charlie Crist. Alliga-
tor columnist Matthew Christ on Monday went so far as
to call the moment Republicans sought principle instead
of the big-government status quo was "when the modern
Republican Party died."
Republicans already tried big government. We just
went through eight years of unprincipled, big govern-
ment, big spending chaos under former President George
W. Bush. The results of the following election: epic fail.
The last thing Republicans need is bipartisanship.
They need a one-sided, no compromise derailing of the
federal leviathan. Conservatives believe that the big gov-
ernment that Obama has determined to create will make
our country worse off, and only by acting steadfastly in
their opposition can they defeat his policies.


Yet when Gov. Bobby Jindal
says this, everyone touts it as
the end of his political career.
Yes, Jindal gave a poorly
delivered speech. The southern
bumpkin thing doesn't work
that well for him. Get over it.
Johnathan Lot Jindal's speech, which is
letters@alligator org
_________ an excellent speech in writ-
ing, stressed a willingness to
cooperate, free market principles and hope in American
ambition. The speech was hardly the end of the Republi-
can Party. Republicans are far from dead; they are alive
and kicking. Liberals are quick to hop on a mistake as
the death of their opponents, and use this to demand ac-
quiescence and "bipartisanship" from the demoralized
GOP.
Now this would be the death of the Republican Party.
The Republicans cannot be a "me too" big government
party; they will only succeed where they meaningfully
differentiate themselves from the Democrats. They must
fight big government uniformly and make it their pri-
mary election issue.
Most Americans are not ideologues; they are self-
interested pragmatists who vote for whoever fosters the
economy. If the GOP can successfully blame the coun-
try's problems on big government, then they will retake
power overnight. If they give in to bipartisanship, then
they become "Diet-Democrats" who stand for nothing.
So go out and proudly call yourself a partisan. It
shows you have convictions, beliefs, and a willingness to
do what you know is right for your country.
Johnathan Lott is a political science and economics sopho-
more. His column appears on Thursdays.


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Guest column

Middle ground is needed in dueling gym column debate


I am not about to resort to the name-call-
ing that Spanky from the Little Rascals,
or a certain journalism-and-German ju-
nior at UF for that matter, would employ
as his first response to a female threaten-
ing his self-proclaimed territory.
For, unlike a 7-year-old prepubescent
male, I see a disturbing significance in re-
ferring to the gym, or any public space, as
divided between a "female" and a "good"
side. Yet, before I delve into the absurdity
of these "unwritten" rules of the gym that
Joshua Nederveld tells of so confidently, I
must bring to light the further implications
of Emily Congdon's prompt response.
Emily, while your endeavor to de-
nounce Nederveld's dismissal of women's
benching as "chauvinistic" is noteworthy,
it still perpetuates the ideal that predomi-
nant male ability in the gym is the touch-
stone to which women should aspire. Your
surefire praise of "plenty of other [girls]
who squat just as much as most guys" and
denouncement of "2.5 pound-lifting, nail-
breaking girls" as "annoying" is detrimen-
tal to your claim from a feminist perspec-
tive; are you, too, suggesting that women
should just go to the gym to obtain some


almighty brute strength?
Can they not just go to release some
endorphins, tone, relieve stress, etc? In
addition, how dare you fall into the trap
of classifying women as "pretty girls" and
"tomboys?" And how dare you call men
"gorillas?"
Surely, you cannot be so simple-mind-
ed as to disregard the complexities behind
gender identity and assume that "pretty
girls" have to lift 2.5 pounds while "tom-
boys" bench-press. In your response,
which you likely deemed a heroic, wrath-
ful calling out of patriarchy's connotation
of woman as deviant, you actually man-
aged to maintain Nederveld's negative
stigma attached to woman as "the angry
girl," or the "dollish RecSports girl with
platinum blonde highlights" and other
mythical figments of femininity that clas-
sify women as inferior.
It would be very easy to call Nederveld
a "chauvinistic, pea-for-a-brain, wannabe
meathead" as Congdon has so powerfully
done, yet I know that this is just what he
wants.
Nederveld, your "unwritten rules" can
be applied to all aspects of society, and yet


I fear that they
Kelly Korman will soon come
Speaking Out to show you just
where you really
fit into them. I
see that you are
a journalism major -you, the hypermascu-
line macho male who can lift more than a
woman, you with your high-demand de-
gree will undoubtedly be the breadwin-
ner of the family to boost that tiny ego of
yours.
Excuse me, is that an unwritten rule
you're breaking?
My legs may not be slender and I may
not own a fire-red bust-boosting one-piece,
but I am a lifeguard who frequently hits
the gym and lifts "silly" weights so that in
the unlikely event that you drown while
"people-watching," I can pull you out of
the water and save your life.
Are you certified, Mr. Fitness?
Oh, Nederveld, the world is chock-full
of common misconceptions that you have
been unfortunately blinded into believing
are common truths. I am happy to say that
unlike your unlucky counterparts you will
likely never be branded as "effeminate,"


for heaven-forbid your half-naked, sweaty
strong-holds on your male workout part-
ners would ever be taken as anything but
upholding the highest essence of hetero-
normativity.
The only value behind your astute ob-
servations, which you generously deem
paralleling those of Jane Goodall, is that
they reveal the nonsensical nature of the
"good" side of the gym and that women
surely need not be intimidated by bench-
ing to their heart's content. Speaking of
Goodall, for your information she studied
chimpanzees, not gorillas. Funny how you
pride yourself in your unparalleled rec-
ognition of the differences between male
and female gym-goers yet simultaneously,
journalism major, fail to distinguish one
entire species of ape from another.
Pray, take a moment from your monu-
mental "revolution" and try to distin-
guish it from a pathetic act of cowardice.
(That was a trick statement, I know it's
actually impossible). To reference your
anti-90s, anti-Kelly Clarkson godsend that
is AC/DC, "To those without a cock, we
saluuuute you!"
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About 150 people gathered to perform skits, read letters at protest


VIGIL, from page 1


ers from Williams Elementary
that asked UF President Bernie
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student interns.
Katie Milton, a doctoral stu-
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event that she thinks UF's deci-
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GRAVEYARD, from page 1


likely be built near Lake Alice at the Medicinal Gar-
dens. A preliminary artist's rendering depicts a series
of short, unassuming brick walls with square open-
ings for storing urns.
He said UF plans to sell the spots for between
$3,000 and $5,000, but does not plan to make any
money off the sales.
If the bill passes, he said UF would wait until about
300 spots were reserved before starting construction.
Other schools, like Notre Dame and the University
of Virginia, already have columbaria on their cam-
puses.
For those who don't fancy the idea of having their


ashes placed on display, there are other options.
Orlando said UF gets about a dozen calls a year
from people wanting to have their ashes spread on
Florida field, which UF has no problem with.
He also admitted some people may spread ashes
around other parts of campus without asking.
"If somebody wanted to go do that at Lake Alice
they could simply go do it," he said. "We would never
really know about it."
Another option is to be buried in a UF-themed cas-
ket. Collegiate Memorials, based in Macon, Ga., sells
them for $3,290 each. UF gets a 10 percent licensing
fee on each casket.
"It wouldn't be my personal choice, but I have no
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The Patrol Division constantly has to be observant
and prepared to respond to calls concerning students,
Gainesville residents and visitors. While
Officer Ray Metrick waited for a potential DUI last Fri-
day night, a suspicious call popped up on his computer
screen.
He went from being parked in the lot to speeding 50
mph down Museum Road in seconds. He was rushing to
support another officer in case the situation turned ugly.
A few street lamps illuminated UF's Surge Area off
Archer Road. A little sports car was parked under gnarled
branches that rocked from the cold wind. A flashing po-
lice car was already there, and two police officers were
conversing in concentration.
Metrick stepped out of the car and into the cold. Other
cars zoomed by on Archer Road as he ambled over to join
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A man who looked to be in his 30s stumbled and
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He couldn't touch his nose or walk a straight line. The
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alcohol content was well over twice the legal limit.
Metrick helped administer the field sobriety tests with
an unruffled patience that comes with years of experi-
ence. He had rushed to the scene before anyone could
assign him the task. As he lay down silver tape on the
uneven road, an unspoken trust flowed between the three
officers.
Every officer had help only minutes away that night.
Metrick described law enforcement as a type of "brother-
hood," an unspoken dedication to assist new officers and
to admire police who have been active in law enforcement
for a decade or more.
"There's always an understanding that you've been
around," he remarked.


Elect
Richard Selwach
for City Commission
At-Large Seat 1









March 24th...
Vote
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Public safety for women and children
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When Top Gun came out, my sisters were like, 'Oh, my
God, Top Gun! Tom Cruise!' And I very confidently said,
'I'm going to marry him one day.' It wasn't like, 'How do I
get to Tom Cruise?' It was just: I think I'm going to marry
him. Why not? He'll like me. I'm fun.
Katie Holmes


11: The Avenue reviews Eurydice, a play currently at the
Hippodrome. With a brilliant wardrobe, mermerizing set
and twisted plot, the play raises a question about life
and death: Is it better to remember or simply forget?



online

Sex columnist Ashley Ross discusses the do's and don'ts of the one
thing on everyone's mind during spring break-sex. Also, check
out Robert Hilson's review of the new U2 album "No Line On The
Horizon."


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a pot of tea of your choice.
Over 24 types of tea available.
Seating available for parties for
up to 50 people. Private rooms
available. Tea time between
noon and 5pm. Free wireless
internet access.
3610 SW 13th St. 376-8998
www.merlionrestaurant.net


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Gator Dawgs
Check us out. We have over
20 styles of hot dogs to choose
from. Chicago style, a frito hot
dog, a Colombia hot dog, etc.
and we come up with new
ones all the time. Our burgers
are prepared fresh daily and
cooked to order. Our deli
sandwiches come with over
1/4 lb of meat and your choice
of toppings. New vegetarian
cuisine: veggie dogs, veggie
buns, and veggie chili. We
serve beer, too. For delivery
to see a full menu check us
out at Gatorfood.com. We are
located at 1023 W. University
Ave. 352-378-4353. Call ahead
for pick up.

Peach Valley Cafe
We specialize in scratch
cooking that's available for
dine in or take out for all
your breakfast and lunch
needs. This sister restaurant to
Stonewood Grill and Tavern
has a breakfast menu that
includes everything from eggs
benedict, a wide selection of
gourmet omelets, pancakes,
french toast, muffins and more.
Be sure to try our famous
Buttermilk Drop Biscuits &
Sausage Gravy, and our one of
a kind Sack of Orchard Fresh
Apple Fritters, made from
Granny Smith apples, tossed
in a blend of cinnamon and
sugar. We also offer breakfast
on the go with our breakfast


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seasonal fruit bowl. For lunch,
enjoy one of our valley fresh
salads, sandwiches, burgers
or gourmet wraps. You can't
go wrong with the Pine Grove
Chicken sandwich, made with
a fresh, char-grilled chicken
breast, smoked bacon and
melted cheese. Our burgers are
hand packed and made from
fresh choice sirloin, NY strip
and filet mignon. Our popular
Sequoia Burger is made with
caramelized red onions,
sauteed mushrooms, smoked
bacon and melted provolone
cheese. We also serve a variety
of gourmet wraps, perfect for
when you're on the go. Our
line of beverages includes
specialty coffees, beer and
wine. Take out is available
(Call ahead to order), as well
as catering and party platters.
Open 7 AM 8 PM every day.
We're located at 3275 S.W.
34th St., next to Carrabbas and
behind Hooters. 352-376-1834

THE SWAMP
RESTAURANT
The Swamp offers something
for everyone; signature wings,
fresh dishes and an atmosphere
sure to please. Sit outside and
enjoy cool misting systems on
cozy outside decks or sit inside
and see the best memorabilia
in town. Swamp, daily offers
lunch, dinner and drink specials
and a happy hour from 4 to
8pm. Don't forget your curbside
service and remember The
Swamp always caters to you!
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1642 W. Univ. Ave


Liquid Ginger Asian
Grille & Teahouse
101 SE 2nd P1. (behind
Hippodrome Theatre
Downtown) Offering Asian
Fusion Cuisine in a relaxing
atmosphere. Wed and Thurs
night $4 martinis. Open for
lunch: Mon-Fri 11:30-2:30 Su
12-5 and dinner Sun-Thurs
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David's BBQ
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner,
Eat-in, Take-out, Drive
Thru, Catering or Tailgating.
Everybody loves David's BBQ
because, unlike ordinary BBQ
places, David's cooks over a
real wood fire! Eat where the
locals eat! Voted #1 BBQ in
Gainesville! Approved caterer
for UF's Emerson Alumni Hall.
Mon. thru Sat. 7am 'til 9pm.
Sundays open at 8am. Drive
Thru 'til 9:30pm seven days!
352-373-2002. Have David's
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Fast
d Lunch
Bagels Unlimited
Serving Gainesville for over
25 years. BU is a tradition of
sorts. We offer many breakfast
platters cooked fresh, featuring
omelettes, eggs any style,
large pancakes, French Toast,
Knishes, 17 varieties of bagels
and a large assortment of
spreads. Also available are tofu
and tempeh. Over 100 bottles
of hot sauces are available for
sampling.
1222 West University Ave.
Open everyday from 6:30am-
3pm.


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Golden Buddha
Where eating wells means
eating healthy... Gainesville's
best Chinese food. Now with
more sizes available with more
vegetarian options. As always,
generous portions, fast service
& super lunch/dinner combos.
FREE DELIVERY.
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wine. Much of our menu is
vegan or vegetarian friendly.
Bring your own CLEAN
12 oz. cup and get a daily
brew for a buck. Indoor and
outdoor seating available. Free
wireless and parking behind
the building. Downtown
Gainesville 336-9646.



Omi's Kitchen
Gainesville's Best in Cuban,
Italian, and Mexican Cuisine.
New menu items prepared
daily! Come try our famous
Cuban sandwiches and slow
roasted pork. We cater 7 days
a week! Visit us in the Tower
Square 2 miles from Butler
Plaza at 5729 SW 75th Street.
373-0301


Virtually Cuban
Restaurant & Internet
Cafe
BREAKFAST-LUNCH-DINNER-
CATERING
Located at 2409 SW 13th St just
1/4 mile from Shands Hospital.
We specialize in authentic
Cuban food. Breakfast specials
are cooked to order and
start at $3.99, Lunch special
sandwiches start at $6.65
and entree sepcials at $7.40.
Serving a variety of sandwiches
pressed on fresh Cuban bread.
Ropa Vieja, Chicken Fricase,
Picadillo, Roast Pork, Bistec
de Palomilla, Pork Chops,
Shrimp Creole and Scampi
are just a few of the entrees.
Also available are empanadas,
Cuban pastries, croquettes,
flan, guava cheesecake and
other Cuban delicacies. Open
Monday-Friday 6:45am-9pm,
Saturday 1lam-9pm, Sunday
closed. For the latest menu and
hours please visit our website
virtuallycuban.com or call
336-4125


The Melting Pot
Your Fondue experience...
Attentive service, fine
wines, the highest quality
fresh ingredients, a variety
of cooking styles, unique
sauces, your favorite chocolate
fondue... Dip into something
different. Located at 418 E.
University Ave. (352) 372-562


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rt'reats


TCBY
Please visit one of our 3
locations to enjoy real frozen
yogurt products. We offer the
lowest calorie and low fat soft
serve in Gainesville that tastes
great and is good for you.
Waffle Cone Wednesday from
5-8pm. Locations at 34th Street
next to Crispers, Thornebrook
Village at 43rd Street and Town
of Tioga. Check us out on
Facebook.


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Manuel's Vintage
Room
This family owned restaurant
is perfect for dinner any day of
the week. Come in and check
out one of the best wine lists in
town. Ask questions and learn
while you wait for the chef to
put out nothing but goodness
from the Kitchen using fresh,
simple, and local ingredients.
Try the Early Dinner Sunday,
Tuesday-Thursday 5-7pm.$3
wines/$10 bottles. $10 Menu.
Ask about our Monday Wine
Dinners and private parties for
lunch or dinner. 6 South Main
St. (352)375-7372


Mario's Bistro
Mario's Bistro in Thornebrook
Village. Fine Wine, eclectic
tapas, weekly lunch & dinner
specials served in a cozy
European atmosphere.352
3754420 or visit us www.
mariosbistro.org


met coffee shoppe with
array of desserts and
nade daily. We also
lelicious sandwiches,
appetizers, beer, &


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Bento Cafe
Check out Gainesville's most
popular sushi joint. Enjoy our
Bento boxes, boba tea, sashimi
bowls, and noodle bowls in a
hip, trendy atmosphere.
Two great locations with
outside eating. Open every day
for carryout or dine-in. Call our
Newberry Rd. location at 377-
8686 or our Archer Rd. location
at 224-5123.


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Momo yaki
A rich selection of Japanese
and Korean dishes, all
prepared with a healthy,
homemade touch. Our cool,
calm atmosphere and great
prices are designed with
your family in mind. Sushi,
bento, bubble tea, smoothies,
and more. Come check us
out! momoyaki.com Next to
Crispers at Archer and 34th.

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Cabana Cove
Caribbean Grille
Open for Lunch & Dinner
$6.99 Daily Lunch Specials
World Famous Conch Fritters
G'ville's Nicest Outdoor Dining
Sunday Brunch
10am-2pm
w/Complimentary Mimosas

$4 Martini Menu Wednesdays
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Caribbean Queen
Offering jerk chicken, curry
goat and oxtail. Opened Mon
thru Thurs llam-7:30pm, Fri
and Sat llam-11:45pm.
Located at 507 NW 5th Ave.
352-374-8111


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SaBaBa
Only a few short blocks from
UF, you can experience a
fusion of fresh Israeli and
Middle Eastern food & great
homestyle cooking! Our
grocery features unique
products from Israel & more.
With our kosher menu, vegan/
veggie options, & late hours,
you're sure to hit the spot
whether it's lunch, dinner, or
snacktime. Don't forget to ask
about our specials & catering!
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409 SW 8th St
Check out our menu @
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Green Plantains
$5 To-Go Dinners. Mon-Sat
from 4pm. Try out Monfongo,
chofan & grill mojito chicken.
Don't miss out $4.95 dinner
& soda on Thursday, student
night from 4pm-10pm. Show
Gator ID. Visit us at 5150 SW
34th Street at the new Publix
Shopping Center 7 days a
week. We cater. 352-378-1930.
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r Fusion
Emiliano's Cafe
Come taste our Latin cuisine
with original tapas and a
wide selection of Mojitos and
imported wines and beers.
Perfect for social or business
gatherings. The Sundowner
daily happy hour from 4 p.m.
to 6 p.m. features 2-4-1 sangria
and mimosas, $2 imported
beers, 1/2 price wines by the
bottle and $1 off all tapas.
Try our Sunday Brunch with
endless mimosas from 1 p.m.
to 4 p.m. available.
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it erranean


TI AMO!
Mediterranean restaurant & bar
Where FOOD & LOVE Meet!
Southern Living Magazine
agrees, "[the chef] adds visual
flair to every dish to make it as
good-looking as it is flavorful."
NEW Happy Hour Specials!
Everyday 4pm-7pm
There's something for
everyone! Small and Large
Plates for Tapas Style Dining.
Amazing party space,
affordable prices & terrific
service.
Visit www.tiamogainesville.com
12 SE 2nd Ave. 378-6307


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rganic
Mildred's Big City
Food
Eat Gainesville's Best Food at
Mildred's. We support LO CAL
and SUSTAINABLE agriculture!
Start Living Healthy! LOCAL.
ORGANIC. GOOD. Fresh
Dishes Made From Scratch!
OPEN SUNDAYS!
COVERED PATIO-JUST
MINUTES FROM CAMPUS.
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New Deal Cafe
OPEN LATE!
Gainesville's ONLY Local
Beef Burgers! This 12oz.
Goliath is Naturally Aged and
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Desserts. HUGE Martinis.
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Mon-Thurs. 1 am-10pm
Fri-Sat 1lam-llpm
371-4418
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etarian


Book Lover's Cafe
Vegetarian and Vegan cuisine.
Natural, organic, fair trade,
meals, sandwiches, soups,
home-baked desserts. Brunch
Weekends, Cupcake Mon.,
Greek Special Wed 6pm,
Ethiopian Thurs 6pm. c.cards
10am-9pm. 505 NW 13th St.
384-0090


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Saigon Legend
Delicious traditional Vietnamese
cuisine. Pho, Banh-Cuon, Banh
Xeo at great prices. Next to
Holiday Inn. Dine in or take out.
Catering available. M-S 10:30am
- 9:30pm S 11:30am-9pm. 374-
0934 1228 W Univ


Mellow Mushroom
We're not sure what is more
unique about the Mellow
Mushroom--the prices
themselves or the value that
you get for such reasonable
prices. You can eat there on a
student budget, but the quality
of ingredients and the love
that go into every item is good
enough to share with your
mom. Or boyfriend. There are
plenty of salads and you can
build your own or enjoy locally
produced tempeh, avocado,
and teriyaki on the one hand,
or a loaded pie like the mighty
meaty or the 10-ingredient house
special. You might say there's
something there for every one of
your four boyfriends. Just make
sure everyone knows it's your
restaurant before you take them.
Lunch & Dinner 7 Days, Outside
Seating, Unique Beers. Call
for specific hours and delivery
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THURSDAY, MARCH 5, 2009 0 ALLIGATOR, 11


Eurydice


enthralls,


enchants

ASHLEY ROSS
AVENUE WRITER
How does a person remember to
forget?
This is just one of the stimulat-
ing questions "Eurydice" raises in
its sorrowful yet playful retelling of
the Greek myth.
In the play currently being per-
formed at the Hippodrome, writer
Sarah Ruhl, a former Pulitzer nomi-
nee, reinvents the timeless love sto-
ry in modern day.
The play is an enigmatic fairytale
adventure between the underworld
and the land of the living that ques-
tions how to deal with parting with
a loved one. The play opens with a
stunning soft aquamarine colored
set as both Eurydice (Marybeth Gor-
man) and Orpheus (Niall McGinty)
play on the beach and speak poeti-
cally of their love for each other.
Although the
opening scene is
beautiful, it offers
nothing but confu-
sion to the audi-
ence because the
poetic language is
difficult to under-
Gorman stand. However,
the chemistry be-
tween Gorman and McGinty keeps

the costumes and the twisted plot
keep you enthralled in the story,
feeling a great combination of grief,
sorrow, love and delight.
When Eurydice is lured from
her wedding reception by a nasty
man (Rusty Salling) who claims to
have letters from her dead father
(D. Christopher Wert), her life and
her place in the world is forever al-
tered.
Eurydice is reunited with her fa-
ther in the underworld, creating a
gripping relationship that has been
given a second chance.
"What drew me to this play was
the relationship between father and
daughter," Gorman said. "This kind
of relationship is so compelling."
The show offers a brilliant ward-
robe that includes fresh, lively cos-
tumes with bows and flowers. The
attention to detail is obvious, and
the red-clad Lord of the Underworld
even sports red toenail polish.
The set also makes the night-
mare seem like a fantasy with light-
ing that can be as disturbing as it is
lovely. But what's most fantastic is
the raining elevator Eurydice travels
in to get to the underworld, which
encapsulates the magic of the show.
The play is unusual and elicits
a clutter of feelings, but sadness
reigns-as the story focuses on
death and life thereafter.
However, "Eurydice" will leave
the audience pondering over the
storyline and treasuring the brevity
of life.
"A sad story is a beautiful story,"
Gorman said. "And this one makes
me feel more alive."
The play runs eight shows a week
through March 22 and student tick-
ets are available for $12.






12, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, MARCH 5, 2009


fashion

Gainesville


fashion week

STEPHANIE GRANADA + AVENUE WRITER


Backstage models
danced to shake off any
last minute jitters while
simultaneously wish-
ing, "Please don't let me
fall."
In the audience
Monday night, some
attendees ignored the
fact that Zach Braff was
among them, while oth-
ers shamelessly circled
the star, talking him
up for pictures and a
good laugh if they were
lucky.
This was the first
fashion show that kicked
off Gainesville Fashion
Week.
In the past, Sharab
Lounge has been the
host of many fashion
and art shows. These
successful events led
Gustavo Bonet of Shar-
ab to team up once again
with local artists, design-
ers and boutiques to cre-
ate a full-blown festivity
of the show. Each show
starts off with Bonet say-
ing, "Happy Gainesville
Fashion Week."
For its debut, GFW
consisted of alterna-
tions between cocktail
parties, art exhibits and
fashion shows revealing
the style of Gainesville's
chicest boutiques, com-
plete with a red carpet
and cocktails.
In true fashion week
spirit, the event was a
bit less crowded than
expected, as cold weath-
er, empty pockets and
midterms kept many
at home. But what the


event lacked in capacity
it made up for in beauti-
ful clothes and art.
Show after show was
filled with colorful mini
dresses and patterned
sheath dresses, sure to
become wardrobe sta-
ples for Gainesville girls
in the summertime.
The main look for
guys consisted of nar-
row jeans, patterned
button-downs, printed
tees and jackets.
Tonight, the event
will come to an end with
the ultimate mix of local
artistry and fashion --
Gainesville's very own
designer Bobby Kelley's
line.
Kelley promises to
blow peoples' minds
tonight with what he
said will be a truly high-
fashion, high-quality
collection.
For his segment, Kel-
ley will present four dif-
ferent collections back
to back. The names he's
chosen for the collec-
tions--Cupcake, Sixties,
Brazil and S&M--give a
glimpse as to the varied
assortment that will be
shown.
Although Gainesville
is filled with talented
artists and fashionis-
tas, rarely do the two
unite. Gainesville Fash-
ion Week effectively
changed that. The town
had the opportunity to
be impressed with the
talent that, often un-
knowingly, surrounds
us every day.


Sarah Hsu / Alligator Staff
A band plays while people mingle on the second floor of the Sharab Lounge
on Monday night before a runway show.


Sarah Hsu / Alligator Staff
Above: Graffitti artist Evan Poirier spray paints a face on a wall outside of Sharab Lounge. Right:
A model in the Wolfgang Spring/Summer 2009 fashion show wears a Paul & Joe Sister dress.







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21-1

Beautiful Townhouse on SW 20th Ave!
2BR/2.5BA, All Furn Incl, Free WiFi, W/D,
Pool/Gym, 2Min Drive to SW Rec, Bus Rts
20 21 & C. F UF Student Seeks F Roommate.
$460+hlf utls Avail Aug1 786-246-3049 3-6-
13-1

$550 3/3.2 Story townhouse. Cable, internet,
utilities included. Fireplace. All rooms have
walkin closets and ceiling fans. Full kitchen
with new appliances including dishwasher.
Washer/dryer. Master has screened in bal-
cony. Pets allowed Clubhouse has pool with
cabanas, tennis court, cardio room, tv room,
study room, card room, wifi at pool, BBQ.
Call for more info- 561-212-5410 3-17-9-1


Looking for female roommate to live in beau-
tiful 2/2 Millpond condo. It is a quite neighbor-
hood directly across from Gainesville Health
& Fitness. Bus stop right in front of house,
comes every 20 min to Campus. Ashley @
(305) 323 9742 3-24-09-14-1

Newly renovated luxury victorian 1BR/1BA,
clawfoot tub, washer/dryer, dishwasher,
cent. a/c, wd floors, high ceilings w/ fans,
big windows, fireplaces. NO PETS 424 NE
6 St $895/mo 1st + last + sec. 352-317-8282
3-5-5-1


QUIET, CLEAN, LOTS of GREEN SPACE.
Rustic 1BR apt. $375/mo.
*1BR cottage $435/mo. Call 378-9220 or
mobile 213-3901. 4-22-08-72-2

LUXURY 2/2 ACROSS FROM UF!
From $599/person! W/D
Pets welcome! Free Parking!
$0 MOVE IN FEES
371-7777 CollegeParkUF.com
4-22-08-72-2


2 BLOCKS TO UF--$349/MO LYONS SPECIAL*
Everything Incl- Fully Furn! $99 1st month's rent 377-8797
Call Drew, 352-275-8555 4-22-34-1 4-22-


Room for rent in brand new 2/2 condo. Own
room and bath. Grantwood off of 34th and
35th St. Just a bus ride away from campus.
Fully furnished starting Summer or Fall until
the end of Spring. call 954-494-0041 3-6-
5-1

4/2 House for rent available in Fall 2009.
Walk to campus. Huge rooms, Big Yard,
Extra Large Kitchen, 2 Living Rooms. Comes
fully furnished with all appliances. Must see!
Responsible inquiries only. 561-289-4759
3-26-09-14-1

2Bd/2Bth BRANDYWINE Apt
0.5ml to campus. On bus routes
1200sq ft, quiet, A/C
Pool, Laundry, rec rm
Non-smoking. $775/mth. Ph 352-262-1454
3-6-5-1

$470 SUMMER sublease 1 room in a 3/3
(OTHER 2 ROOMS EMPTY)@ Gateway @
Glades, Furnished, utilities, cable and inter-
net included. More info call (407)721-6910 or
isabell5@ufl.edu 3-6-3-1

Looking for 3 roommates for '09-'10 school
year, $500/month includes all utilities, fully
furnished, good neighborhood, nice house,
new washer and dryer, wireless internet, tree
swing and fire pit, call (561) 236-8153 for
more details. 3-6-3-1

Individual BR w/full bath & walk-in closet in
4BR Countryside. Util, DSL, cable, W/D, 51"
TV, year lease from 8/09. $400/mo. 352-281-
4588 3-17-09-5-1

3/3 Avble in 4/4 At Countryside
1/1 Also Avble 4 Summer Sublease
Cable/Wifi/Utilities all included!
Looking for females 4 full year lease
$450.. 7542815023-Shahrouz@ufl.edu
3-18-09-5-1


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

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

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


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


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

Affordable, Spacious, Comfortable
2br Townhomes from $650 wVI/D
3's from $850, Pet friendly
Close to UF, Oaks Mall, Butler Plaza
pinetreegardens.com*376-4002
4-22-72-2


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14, ALLIGATOR 0 THURSDAY, MARCH 5, 2009


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

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

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

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

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THE LAURELS


Come see our 1/1, 2/2 & 3/3 townhomes!!
FREE Cable w/HBO and Showtime
All Amenities plus FREE Tanning
Gated*Alarms*Pet Friendly
*Sign Today, Get 1 MONTH FREE*
www.thelaurelsuf.com 352-335-4455
4-22-09-72-2

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

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

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

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


The


Boardwalk

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

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

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


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



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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-$565w/all util 3/3-$452w/all util
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 AS A HOUSE!
Huge 4BR TH W/D inc.
FREE UF Parking*FREE Gym
Call for specials 332-7401 4-22-72-2

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

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

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

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

LAKEWOOD VILLAS
Large 1, 2 & 3 bdrm Floor Plans;
Starting at $695
Furniture Packages Inc. Washer/Dryer;
Workout Rm, Tennis Court; Swimming Pool;
Sauna etc. Mon-Fri 9-6, Sat 10-3
700 SW62nd Blvd 877-781-8314
www.lakewoodvilllas.com
4-22-08-72-2

SPYGLASS *
Individual Leases: Furniture Packages
Incl Washer/Dryer, FREE Hispeed Internet;
Rates start at $485
Every Unit is an End Unit
Mon-Fri 10-5:30, Sat 11-2
701 SW62nd Blvd 888-267-5078
www.spyglassapts.com
4-22-08-72-2

ACROSS FROM UF!
No Move-in Fees! Pets loved.
Studios $549, includes electric!
Wood floors available. FREE parking.
372-7111 Collegemanor.org
4-22-08-72-2

Where in the world is Hidden Lake?
You may want to find these luxury apts!
3/3's start at $425 person for Immediate
2/2's are $490 person, Includes Cable &
Internet
Call Now 352-374-3866
4-22-08-72-2


2 BLOCKS TO UF
Studios and 1/1 as low as $559
2/1 and 2/2 from $380-$599 per person
CollegeParkUF.com 371-7777
4-22-08-72-2

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

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

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

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

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2 bed luxury condos for rent.
Granite tops, tall ceilings, private balcony, su-
per 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 3-17-09-
75-2
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


*1/1 Studio 3 Blocks to UF*
Tiled, 313 NW 11th st
Pet Friendly, Fenced Yard
352-375-8256 $450/mo
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 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


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


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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 or Itsao12@hotmail.com
3-17-09-25-2

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


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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

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
4-3-09-35-2

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

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
3-25-09-22-2

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 3-17-09-15-2

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

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/3BA 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 3-26-09-20-2

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 3-20-15-2

Luxury Living 3 Blocks from UF!
Brand New, All-Inclusive
Studios, 1BRs, and 2BRs
Call (352) 240-6961 CMC LLLP
Lic. Real Estate Broker 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
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 NW9th 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

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 $1700/mo in fall. Pool svc ex-
tra376-6183, 352-327-2931 3-6-09-6-2

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


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 moekash@bellsouth.net for more
info.or call 904 571-0860 3-6-09-5-2

4 5 6 Bedroom Houses
Don't Miss Out- You Must See
Great Housing Opportunities
Close to Campus
Call 352-682-7424/ ericmanin@yahoo.com
3-23-09-10-2

2 Bedroom Units
Great Sizes & Locations
Close to Campus
Call 352-682-7424/ ericmanin@yahoo.com
3-23-10-2

$1,600!! HUGE & Beautiful 2 story 4bd/3.5
bath home off of NW 39th Ave! All lawn care
paid, pets OK, rent to own option at $229,900
available. Call Dana Fults at 352.318.0686 to
see today! $1,600!! 4-6-20-2

Huge 5/3 MH, 2000sf, W/D, 12 miles/minutes
to UF/SFCC, no pet fees, $1600 mth. 352-
213-3943 3-17-5-2

2160 sq ft home on large 1/2 acre lot near UF
Campus and Glenn Springs Elem. Deck on
rear of house, exquisite trees, fenced in back
yard. Minutes from everything. 3120NW31st
Blvd. 352-466-0358 3-30-09-13-2

3BR/2BA HOUSE
Hardwood floor, fenced yard, large storage
space. Convenient to UF. 807 NW 15th Ave.
$1050/mo 1st/last/deposit. Call 331-6844 or
317-1638 3-25-09-10-2


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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

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
3-6-09-5-3

Short-Term Sub Lease. One Bedroom
Apartment partially furnished until June
30th. Immediate move-in available. $545.00
month Summer Place Villas. Contact Tal for
information 407-430-5825. 3-6-3-3

SUMMER SUBLEASE in THE LAURELS in
2/2.Available May-July. Spacious apt. Private
Balcony. Guard Gate. Country Club. Close to
Publix. On Bus Route. Washer/Dryer. $400/
mo. per room. Call Randy: 561.213.2899
3-16-09-5-3


$515 Room Sublease for Spring and
Summer semesters in a cozy 3/3 Furnished
Apartment. April-August For more info call
904-535-3976. 3-19-09-8-3

$509/mo. WINDSOR HALL walk to campus.
629 SW 9th St. 1/2 of XL luxury dorm suite.
kitchenette. private bathrm. all-female bldg.
furnished. unlimited cable, internet, elec incl.
avail Summer A a/o B. meganmaul@ufl.edu
3-18-5-3

Sublease in Looking Glass Apts. 1Br/1Ba
in a 2Br/2Ba apartment. Great location
(Very close to UF campus), reduced rate.
Furnished and roommate is very quiet. $400
a month reduced from $570. Call 727-742-
6610. 3-20-09-7-3


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


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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.
3-20-09-50-4


-:: 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

Move in Today! Huge Beautiful House!
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 3-6-
18-4

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 3-17-
09-28-4

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 dura-
tion. $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







16, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, MARCH 5, 2009


2 Females, 2BRs in 3/2 beautiful 5 yr old
house. 2 car garage, fully furn, except BRs.
W/D. 7 mins to UF on bus rte. Very safe com-
munity $440/mo incl utils, cable, internet,
security system. Call 321-662-1772 3-17-
09-10-4

$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

Female $490 Mo, 1BR/1BA in 2BR/2.5BA
townhouse, furn, new construction, near
UF, direct bus line to UF, incl all utils, cable
TV, Wireless Internet, pool, exercise room,
prof/grad students pref. Rita 904-608-7609
3-18-09-10-4

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

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

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

HOMES FOR SALE/RENT
Cash or financing. No application fee.
Only a few left. Pay as little as $569/mo.
Low interest for qualified buyers.
Call now 352-378-4411 EHO 3-31-15-5

$200 MOVE IN SPECIAL!!! 1st Month
Roommates wanted for 4BR/2BA house.
1.3 miles from UF. Walking distance to bus
transit. Cable + internet incl in rent. Call Quin
352-225-3543 3-18-5-4


Sell your house, condo, acreage, mobile
home and much more in the ALLIGATOR
CLASSIFIEDS! Reach thousands of possible
buyers! Mastercard and Visa accepted over
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PLACING YOUR AD ONLINE AT www.al-
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SEE ALL CONDOS
WWW.UFCONDOS.COM
Matt Price Campus Realty, 352-281-3551
4-22-72-5

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







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

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


WALK TO UF & DOWNTOWN!
THE PALMS New Ultra-Luxury Condos.
Granite, Huge Closets, Pool, Call Eric
Leightman, Campus Realty, 352-219-2879
5-21-49-5

DOUBLE WIDE MOBILE HOME completely
remodeled. 2 miles to UF in Oak Park Village,
4000 SWArcher 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


HOMES FOR SALE/RENT
Cash or financing. No application fee.
Only a few left. Pay as little as $569/mo.
Low interest for qualified buyers.
Call now 352-378-4411 EHO 3-31-15-5


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

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

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

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

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

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

BEDROOM SET. 7pc Cherry, Queen/ king
bed, dresser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, chests
avail. Dovetail const. New, in boxes. Can de-
liver. Retail $6500, must sell, sacrifice $1100
(352) 372-7490 4-22-08-72-6

SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather.
Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail
$2650. Sacrifice $750. Call 352-377-9846
4-22-08-72-6

DINING ROOM Beautiful cherry set w/table,
6 Chippendale chairs, hutch & buffet. New,
still in boxes. Retail $5200, sacrifice $1100.
Must sell. Can deliver. 352-372-8588 4-22-
72-6

FUTON Solid oak mission-style frame w/mat-
tress. 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

COUCH LIKE NEW $375
Originally $900. Call 352-333-8256 3-17-
09-5-6

OFull & Queen Mattress Sets $60/set
*Nice Recliner $75
ODining Room Table w/4 Chairs $95
Call 352-215-3403 3-16-09-3-6


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







COmPUTERS
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


FREE DTV Converter Box
Box has a $40 Value
free w/ $40 NTIA Coupon
free shipping
goto: dtv2009.gov for 2-Coupons
www.FREETVSIGNAL.com
3-6-5-8


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 EQUIPMENTAUCTIONS
are underway...
bikes, computers, printers, vehicles & more.
All individuals interested in bidding go to:
http://www.surplus.ufl.edu/online/ 392-0370
4-22-08-72-10


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

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

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

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

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


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

SWAMP CYCLES
Closest to Campus. Largest selection,
Best Customer Service.
Motorcycles, Scooters, Accessories, and
Service.
633 NW 13th Street www.swampcycles.com
4-22-72-11

***SOLANO CYCLE***
Scooters from $799. Largest selection from
KYMCO, Daelim, Hyosung, Adly, Genuine,
Estblished 10 yrs, 2 yr warranties
1024 S Main St 338-8450 solanocycle.com
4-22-08-72-11


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

CARS CARS Buy6Sell@Trade
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 SALESOO***
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
3-23-09-10-12

2003 TOYOTA COROLLA S
Black, in good condition. $5990. Call 352-
235-4196 3-17-09-5-12


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


UF GRAD PAYS MORE
for gold jewelry, scrap gold, Rolex, diamonds,
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.

BEAN 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 NW6th St.
352-378-9204
4-22-08-72-14

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

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BARTENDING
$250 A DAY POTENTIAL
No experience necessary, training provided.
800-965-6520 ext 138 4-22-08-72-14

CNA TRAINING CLASS: $250! Work at your
own time & pace in your own home! To get
program on DVD's call 352-597-2559. For
online program visit www.lapcnatraining.
com Get started right away! 4-22-72-14

Paradigm Properties
Leasing Specialist, PT
Sales & Customer service exp.
EOE, DFWP
Apply on-line at: www.teamparadigm.com
352-375-2152 ex 301 4-22-67-14

Earn extra money. Students needed ASAP.
Earn up to $150/day being a mystery shop-
per. No experience required. Call 1-800-722-
4791 4-22-09-65-14

400+ Counselors/Instructors Jobs!
3 Coed summer camps in PA.
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Sports
THURSDAY, MARCH 5, 2009


ALLIGATOR
www.alligatorSports.org


UF MEN'S BASKETBALL

Gators' tournament hopes in jeopardy

By MIKE DiFERDINANDO
Alligator Staff Writer
mdiferdinando@alligator.org

The sky may have finally hit the ground
for the Gators.
Bulldogs center Jarvis Varnado scored
13 points and grabbed eight boards as Mis-
sissippi State (18-12, 8-7 Southeastern Con-
ference) beat UF (21-9, 8-7 SEC) 80-71 on
Wednesday night in Starkville, Miss.
It was the third straight defeat for the
Gators and one that will deliver a crushing
blow to their NCAA Tournament hopes.
"Our weakness got exposed," UF coach
Billy Donovan said. "They threw the ball
into Varnado a few times, and he got to the
basket."
Guard Nick Calathes hasn't had many
bad nights this season, but this was one of
them.
The sophomore played just 28 minutes
and watched from the bench as his team
tried to mount a late comeback.
"(Nick) has to understand how to incor-
porate the rest of the team," Donovan said.
"He wants to take it all on his shoulders, but
there are four other guys that, with his pass-
ing and vision, he can make better."
Calathes finished with 11 points. It was
the first time since Nov. 20 against Southern
Utah that he failed to make a three. Calathes
has knocked down 64 3-pointers this year.
Mississippi State came into the game rid-
ing a three-game losing streak, but the Bull-
dogs' unconventional four-guard lineup
caused problems all night for the Gators,
who shot just 28 percent from the 3-point
line.
"Some of our early threes led to the floor
being unbalanced," Donovan said. "We al-
most took away our own energy at certain
points. We didn't shoot the ball great."
Entering the contest, Mississippi State led
the SEC in 3-pointers made per game at 8.5, Harrison Diamond/ Alligator Staff
while UF was second to last at defending the
3-point line. UF forward Alex Tyus tries to shoot past Tennessee's Brian Williams during the Gators'
79-75 loss to the Volunteers in the O'Connell Center on Sunday.
SEE HOOPS, PAGE 19


FAU's 6-run sixth inning leads to UF loss


* ANTHONY DeSCLAFANI IMPROVED
IN HIS SECOND CAREER START.

By BOBBY CALLOVI
Alligator Writer
bcallovi@alligator.org

Anthony DeSclafani headed to the dugout
in the sixth inning after giving up his first hit
of the night and could only watch as the bull-
pen gave the game away.
Behind a 6-run sixth inning, Florida Atlan-
tic upset UF 7-6 on Wednesday at McKethan




NBA


1:


Heat 1:
NCAA Men's Basketball
Vanderbilt
(12) LSU


29
35


Stadium.
Junior Tony Davis was the first reliever out
of the bullpen for the Gators (6-4) in the sixth
and entered with the bases loaded and one
out. After striking out the first batter he faced,
Davis allowed 2 runs to score on a passed ball
and a wild pitch both with two strikes on
the batter.
UF coach Kevin O'Sullivan turned to an-
other veteran pitcher in Billy Bullock after a
walk by Davis. But Bullock wasn't able to stop
the bleeding either, allowing two singles to
drive in three 3 runs, and he balked home the
sixth run of the inning before getting the final




UF women's basketball seniors Sha
Brooks and Marshae Dotson were
First Team All-Southeastern Confer-
ence selections, and freshman Tru-
mae Lucas was named to the AII-SEC
Freshman Team on Tuesday.


out.
"We were one strike away from getting out
of the inning," O'Sullivan said. "Then, we had
a passed ball, we had a wild pitch, we had a
balk. (Those are) things you don't necessarily
see from older pitchers, but it was very frus-
trating.
"It's not what you hope to see from older
pitchers, but that's what happened tonight."
The Gators were able to respond to the
Owls' big inning with a 2-run inning of their
own to tie the game at 6.
Following two walks by Bullock to start the
SEE BASE, PAGE 19


R.I.P. '09


basketball
ast night in Starkville,
Miss., a small city that just
24,000 people call home,
the UF men's basketball team's
season died quietly in its sleep.
It was 110 days old.
The team suffered from a lack
of size and a heavy reliance on
the 3-pointer its entire life and
finally lost the battle with those
ailments during an 80-71 loss
to Mis-
sissippi
State.
Though
t h e
Gators
hoped to
Evan Drexler live long
The Drex Factor enough
edrexler@alligator.org to ad-
vance
to the
NCAA Tournament, hope was
not enough to keep them alive.
When sophomore guard Nick
Calathes was pulled from the
game with about three minutes
remaining Wednesday night,
coach Billy Donovan was pulling
the plug on the season.
The constant pressure of try-
ing to live up to the Gators' na-
tional championship teams of
2005-06 and 2006-07 was also
cited as a cause of death.
The Gators showed promise
early in the season, beginning
the year with a 16-2 record that
included wins in its first three
Southeastern Conference games.
The team's notable accom-
plishments include an early sea-
son victory against current No.
16 Washington and a comeback
victory against North Carolina
State where Calathes scored 24
second-half points. The Gators
were also undefeated at home
until losing to Tennessee on
Saturday. Calathes was a man
among boys, leading the team in
points per game, assists, 3-point
percentage and defensive re-
bounds, and fans should pay
SEE EVAN, PAGE 19


POL QUSTIO


Today's question: Will the UF men's basketball team make
the NCAA Tournament after its loss to Mississippi State on
Wednesday?
Previous question: How many games will the UF women's
basketball team win in the SEC Tournament? (see right for
results)


Percent (Votes)
2 50% (19)
3 26% (10)
1 21% (8)
0 3% (1)
38 TOTAL VOTES


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THURSDAY, MARCH 5, 2009 U ALLIGATOR, 19


Senior guard notches 20, brought to tears in huddle late in game


HOOPS, from page 18


The Bulldogs made 10 threes, shooting 50 percent from
distance.
Coming into the game, Mississippi State led the SEC in
blocked shots at 7.9 per game. Varnado averages 4.8 blocks
per game.
UF went to 6-foot-l0, 250-pound Kenny Kadji early to
match up with the much thinner Varnado.
It seemed to work, as the Gators managed to hold the big
man to just two blocks.


The Bulldogs led 42-33 at halftime, and the Gators are
now 1-6 this season when trailing at the half.
UF came out fast in the second half
and cut Mississippi State's lead to 48-44
with 15 minutes to play.
But Mississippi State rallied back,
Men's shooting its way to a 66-51 lead after a
Basketball 13-3 run with just less than seven min-
utes left. It was the Bulldogs' biggest lead
of the game.
UF's largest lead of the game was just 2 points, and the
team never led in the second half.


Forward Ray Shipman went down with a bloody lip late
in the second half but did return to the game.
Guard Walter Hodge led all scorers with 20 points. It is
the second time he has reached the 20-point mark this sea-
son. The first came in the loss to Georgia on Feb. 14.
The senior was brought to tears during a team huddle
late in the game.
"In all my years of coaching, I've never seen anything like
that," Donovan said.
"He wants to win so bad. He's trying to inspire the
guys."
A radio broadcast contributed to this report.


Gators miss prime opportunities for comeback in eighth, ninth innings


BASE, from page 18

seventh inning, O'Sullivan turned to his staff's
ace, Patrick Keating, to end the threat, and he
did just that as he stranded the two Florida At-
lantic runners.
Keating could not keep the Owls off the
board entirely, though, as he allowed a run off
a sacrifice fly in the eighth that gave the Owls
a 7-6 lead.
While Keating relinquished the lead, he did
not get any help from the Gators' hitters.


In the eighth and ninth innings, UF had
two runners on base but were unable to get
them in.
The team's best chance to win came in the
ninth with runners on first and second with
no outs, but the next three batters went down
in order including a failed sacrifice bunt at-
tempt by Brandon McArthur with no outs.
"It's always the ninth inning that is mag-
nified, but we had a runner at third with less
than two outs with (Mike) Mooney up (in the
third inning), and we didn't drive him in,"
O'Sullivan said.


"Someone has got to step up and
come through, and it didn't hap-
pen tonight."
Matt den Dekker
UFjunior center fielder

UF has struggled to hit with runners in
scoring position this season, and it was an is-
sue again Wednesday. The team left five run-
ners in scoring position.
"We got to have that big hit in late innings,"


den Dekker said. "Someone has got to step up
and come through, and it didn't happen to-
night."
Although the bullpen could not hold the
lead, DeSclafani recovered from a poor show-
ing in his first start Feb. 25 when he gave up 5
runs in three innings of work.
He worked 5 1/3 scoreless innings while
striking out seven Wednesday.
"I really wanted to get back out there to-
day and redeem myself," DeSclafani said. "I
worked ahead more and kept (the hitters) off-
balance."


EVAN, from page 18


their respects to a player who may
well never grace the O'Connell Cen-
ter again after this season.
Despite all those positives, brack-
et makers will be unable to look past
the last-second losses to South Caro-
lina and Kentucky, the blowout at


the hands of Tennessee, a maximum
of nine wins in a weak conference
and the embarrassing defeat against
Georgia. UF's 2-7 record in away
games, cemented by Wednesday's
loss to Mississippi State, put the final
nail in the team's coffin.
Mississippi State's 10 3-pointers
and the inside play of Jarvis Varna-
do were too much for UF already


on its deathbed to handle. Every
time the ball went down low to Var-
nado, the scoreboard operator had
his finger on the button that would
put 2 points on the board for the
Bulldogs. More often tihan not, he
pushed that button moments later.
The Gators are survived by the
SEC Tournament, their last-ditch ef-
fort to make it to the Big Dance, but


all odds point to an early exit. UF is
also survived by its son, the 2009-10
basketball season, which promises to
improve on its father's lack of front-
court depth but might be lacking its
most important member in Calathes.
This team's father, the 2007-08 bas-
ketball season, suffered a similar de-
mise, and this team certainly viewed
its dad as a role model.


Funeral services will be held on
March 17 during the opening round
of the National Invitation Tourna-
ment.
All are welcome to attend, but the
team's relatives do not expect a large
audience. Any signs of life should be
disregarded.
Rest in peace, 2008-09 UF basket-
ball season.






20, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, MARCH 5, 2009


SANTA FE BASEBALL

Saints open conference season with shutout victory


By JESSICA ETTER
Alligator Writer

Walking away with a confer-
ence victory on Wednesday was
something Santa Fe College base-
ball coach Johnny Wiggs and his
team focused on.
After losing four straight
games, the Saints were deter-
mined not to start conference play
with a loss. They didn't.
SFC (10-11, 1-0 Mid-Florida
Conference) defeated St. Johns


River Community College 10-0
when a mercy rule ended the
game after 6 1/2 innings.
"We talked about letting go
of what has happened in non-
conference games and reminded
them that we are going to look
at conference stats," Wiggs said.
"That is what we care about, our
conference record."
It appeared SFC's starting
pitcher, Bobby Bolling, was go-
ing to continue the losing streak
during the first inning when two


Vikings got on base quickly. After
catching a runner stealing sec-
ond and tagging another at home
plate, the Saints
managed to es-
cape the inning
without allow-
ing a run.
"Like I al-
ways say, great
wiggs baseball starts
on the mound,"
Wiggs said. "Bolling has been our
most consistent guy, and that's


why he started Game 1 of confer-
ence play."
The Saints began making their
move during the bottom of the
fifth, when the entire order came
to the plate. SFC had six hits and
6 runs during the inning, pushing
their lead to 7-0 and essentially
sealing SJRCC's fate.
Freshman catcher Brett Boze-
man hit a double in the top of the
sixth inning, driving in the final 2
runs for the Saints.
After six innings, the Saints


led 10-0, and the Vikings had
one more opportunity to cut the
lead before the game was called.
SJRCC was unable to pull togeth-
er during the top of the seventh
inning and ended the game on a
strikeout.
"We had errorless baseball, and
when you have errorless baseball,
you are going to be successful,"
Wiggs said. "We looked great out
there today."
SFC will face SJRCC again on
Friday in Palatka at 4 p.m.




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