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VOLUME 102 ISSUE 120


Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida
We Inform. You Decide.


1


WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18, 2009


STATE


Trustees, graduate assistants debate pay


By THOMAS STEWART
Alligator Staff Writer

After passing plans to request
more than $100 million in federal
earmarks and hiking dorm rent and
parking decal prices Tuesday, UF's
Board of Trustees listened to impas-


sioned pleas from UF's graduate as-
sistant and faculty unions about low
stipends and possible layoffs.
The three speakers said many of
UF's graduate assistants are not paid
a living wage, though the university
claims to want to shift to graduate
education and research. They also


claimed that UF could prevent lay-
offs by tapping hundreds of millions
of dollars in unrestricted funds.
UF graduate student Regina
Martin said UF has about $900 mil-
lion it could use to soften the blow
of budget cuts, but UF officials took
issue with that claim.


"I don't know whether they're
naive, or trying to mislead," UF
President Bernie Machen said,
"when they suggest that that could
be used to pay for some of the bud-
get cuts."
He said he welcomes an open
discussion of UF's budget after col-


leges present their proposals with 10
percent cuts in the next few weeks.
The $900 million figure Martin
cited, which has also been cited by
John Biro, president of the United
Faculty of Florida, UF's faculty
union, is from a recent audit by Flor-
SEE TRUSTEES, PAGE 5


Dean: Cuts may


lead to layoffs

By CHELSEA KEENAN
Alligator Writer

UF's proposed cuts have started claiming victims.
The budget at the College of Journalism and Communi-
cations may be cut by 10 percent, according to college dean
John Wright Jr. Wright, who spoke to a crowd of about 20
students Tuesday in the Reitz Union Auditorium, answered
questions about the cuts.
Wright said he must prepare to make cuts of up to 10 per-
cent, about $909,000. The first series of cuts resulted in a trim
of about 10.26 percent, about $1 million.
Most of the money was pulled from the A
expense funds of programs in the college,
and some professors who left during that
time were not replaced, he said.
Although Wright touted the fact that
he made the first set of cuts without fir-
ing any faculty, he was not sure the same
Wright would be true this time.
"I have to be strategic about it," he
said. "My goal is to protect the fundamental core of our de-
partment's mission."
Wright said despite the possible 10 percent cut, he hopes
the state legislature will pass a bill increasing tuition by 15 Lorie Nichols-Russell/ Alligator
percent a year for the next four years. If passed, the increase Kissing Couples
would put money towards replenishing programs and fill-
ing open faculty positions, he said. From left: UF senior Ricky Klopfenstein, sophomore Katie LeBlanc, senior Aileen Cacayorin, and junior Gus
Several students from the Documentary Institute, a Laguna participate in the Theatre Strike Force's "12 Minutes of Kissing" in Turlington Plaza on Tuesday. On
program in the college's telecommunications department, Friday, the group will do "12 Hours of Improv" at the Orange and Brew to support Relay For Life.
voiced their concerns after the program received a cut of
$250,000 last fall. Wright said he understood their concerns
but couldn't guarantee the program would not be cut more.


Three birds nesting in Broward Dining pose health risk


By HUNTER SIZEMORE
Alligator Staff Writer
jhsizemore@alligator.org

Bird seed, bread, trash bags on
poles and bird traps have all failed
to kick out the unwanted guests at
Broward Dining Hall.


Three house sparrows have
taken up residence at the dining
hall, perching on the metal ceiling
rafters, chirping and sometimes flit-
ting down to snatch crumbs of pizza
crust and other goodies.
"It's kind of gross if you think
about it," said Brent Moser, a civil


engineering major who was eating in the building, he said.
at the center on Tuesday. "But it's Over Spring Break, two more
also kinda neat." sparrows snuck in while the doors
On About three weeks were open in the hopes that the first
Campus ago, Bill Hess, director would fly out, he said.
of Gator Dining, which From the sparrow's perspective,
runs Broward Dining the dining hall is a near perfect habi-
Hall, became aware of the sparrow tat.


House sparrows can't survive in
the wilds of North America. Instead,
they live off human establishments
such as McDonald's and Home De-
pot, according to Tom Webber, a
collections manager of birds at the
SEE BIRDS, PAGE 8


Woman slices two, self with box cutter
A Shands at AGH clerk was arrested Monday after she was
accused of slicing two people with a box cutter and trafficking
prescription drugs.
While on the porch of 618 S.W. Second Terrace, Nakishia
Sullivan, 24, was approached by two women, one of whom she
had an ongoing dispute with.
When the argument turned into a physical fight, Sullivan
pulled a box cutter out of her purse and swung it at the women,
according to the Gainesville Police Department arrest report.
Sullivan cut one of the women on her thigh and close to
her vagina. Sullivan also sliced herself in the shin, according


to the report.
When a man attempted to break up the fight, Sullivan sliced
his arm, the report stated.
Before she was taken to the police station, Sullivan gave of-
ficers a small bag of marijuana from her purse and the box cut-
ter that was used in the fight, the report stated.
When officials searched her purse they found 15 Oxycodone
pills, one Hydrocodone pill of and one ecstasy pill.
Sullivan was charged with five felonies including aggravat-
ed assault and trafficking Oxycodone and one misdemeanor of
possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana.
KATIE EMMETS


A panel of UF
students and
professors spoke
on Florida's black
history, struggles
of integration
and the changing
times. See Story at
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News Today


STUDENT GOVERNMENT
SG debates lobbyists' role
Tuesday night's Student Sen-
ate meeting was filled with de-
bate as senators voted to tighten
their watch on one Student Gov-
ernment organization and con-
sidered a bill that would remove
SG's lobbyists.
The majority of senators
passed the authorization, which
ordered Chomp the Vote director
Brett Roth to immediately fulfill
his position's duties and submit a
written report of their fulfillment
to Senate within 30 days.
An authorization is an order
from a Senate.
"It tells him to do his job," said
Orange and Blue Party Sen. Ben
Cavataro, who wrote the autho-
rization.
Chomp the Vote is UF's Stu-
dent Government-funded voter
registration organization and is
responsible for efforts to bring
students to the polls.
Roth spoke to senators earlier
in the meeting and said he was
doing his job, citing efforts such
as an e-mail that will be sent out
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servs on Saturday, upcoming
Facebook ads and 1,000 fliers to
be handed out next week.
Early voting for city elec-
tions began on Monday.
"We have not been absent,"
Roth said, adding that efforts
slowed because volunteers
and students were gone during
Spring Break.
Cavataro said 10 volunteers
and 1,000 fliers are not suffi-
cient and hoped Roth would
increase efforts.
Meanwhile, senators will
postpone voting on a bill that
suggested firing the two SG
lobbyists, who are paid $55,000
a year.
Federal affairs director Dann
Somerstein read a letter on be-
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Matthew Goldberger in sup-


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port of allowing the lobbyists to
keep their jobs.
"There is not a substitute for
individual and direct contact
with our lobbyists," he wrote.
But Cavataro said the duties
of the lobbyists were already ful-
filled by UF's lobbyists and other
student leaders.
"It's an unnecessary waste of
money when our lobbyists don't
do that much," he said.
CHELSEA KEENAN


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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18, 2009 U ALLIGATOR, 3


LOCAL ELECTIONS

Commission candidate focuses on local youth, economy


By EMILY FUGGETTA
Alligator Writer
Walking past nitrogen tanks and stepping
around carts stacked with latex gloves and
beakers, it's hard to imagine how Scherwin
Henry has any time for anything but his re-
search.
But Henry, who spends part of his day
hunched over a microscope listening to his
iPod nano, said that above all, his goal is to
serve the people of Gainesville.
The Gainesville native and UF biology
researcher at the end of his first term as city
commissioner for Gainesville's District 1 said
he decided to become a commissioner after


years of local involvement when his children
grew up and "no longer needed their daddy."
One of Henry's main concerns is respon-
sible expansion of business in Gainesville,
which he said means creating a delicate bal-
ance between development and conservation.
For this reason, Henry said he plans to vote
"no" on Charter Amendment 2, which would
require a state referendum vote to convert city-
owned land used for conservation, recreation
or cultural purposes to another use.
Henry said that the proposed amendment
has the potential to "close the door on prog-
ress."
The other amendment on the ballot, Char-
ter Amendment 1, has Henry in a state of in-


decision. He said that while he initially sup-
ported the anti-discrimination ordinance the
amendment would remove, he now opposes
the ordinance because he
feels it is too far-reaching.
"I cannot support it
comfortably in my heart,"
he said. "To tell you the
truth, I have not yet decid-
ed how I'm going to vote."
Henry said that in his
Henry second term, he also plans
to focus on Gainesville's
youth.
"We're in bad shape when it comes to pro-
viding opportunity for our children," said


Henry, who helped form the Gainesville Po-
lice Department's Operation Respect Yourself,
which taught conflict resolution to middle and
high school students. "We just need to get our
kids in a better environment."
Henry is a registered Democrat, but he said
that he puts his constituents' needs first.
"Partisan politics have no place at the local
level," said Henry.
"When a citizen calls and says, 'My lights
are going to be cut off tomorrow and I don't
have the money. Can I have an extension?'
they could care less about how much eco-
nomic development you're bringing to their
neighborhood," he said. "They need you to
help them keep their lights on."


Krishna Lunch serves more, nets fewer donations this year


By RACHAEL PINO
Alligator Contributing Writer
Those enjoying Krishna Lunch
this week may have received some-
thing extra with their meal a flier.
On Monday, meal servers began
handing out the fliers, detailing the
economy's impact on meal costs.


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In the past two months, the
amount of Krishna Lunch served
increased 20 percent from 2008,
while donations are down about 15
percent, according to the flier. Stu-
dents are being encouraged to avoid
waste, make a donation, discourage
sharing plates and donate again for
take-home meals.


Krishna Temple president and
meal server Carl Woodham, who is
known as Kalakantha
On das, said the situation
Campus is not an ethical issue.
"It's financial,"
Woodham said. "If we could, we
would feed the world for free."
Between 600 and 1,000 people


every weekday eat the lunch and
more than 50 percent of donations
go toward food costs alone, Wood-
ham said. Krishna Lunch also has
to pay servers, cleaners and cooks
minimum wage. Right now, the
lunch loses $400 a day, meaning
about 100 people are sharing plates
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to make money, such as asking for a
donation for each serving, handing
out "seconds" coupons and elimi-
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"We have a loving relationship
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STATE

SG president participates in discussion with Crist


By KRISTEN HUFF
Alligator Contributing Writer

UF Student Body President Kev-
in Reilly was behind enemy lines
Tuesday to discuss proposed state
budget reform and legislation with
Gov. Charlie Crist.
Reilly was one of nine student
body presidents who participated in
the discussion in Tallahassee hosted


by the governor as part of an ongo-
ing effort to get input from groups
and organizations affected by
Florida policy, according to a news
release from the Governor's Press
Office.
Reilly said Crist began the half-
hour discussion with a short state-
ment about his proposed $6-billion
budget for higher education.
He also discussed proposed leg-
islation that would allow boards of


trustees to raise differential tuition
by as much as 15 percent each year
before taking questions from the
presidents.
Reilly said he did not have any
questions for the governor, but re-
quested that Crist oppose any addi-
tional budget cuts.
"That's not something that's
good for the university or good for
the state," Reilly said.
Reilly said he and the other


presidents strongly support the dif-
ferential tuition reforms because
they would allow each university
to set tuition based on its individual
needs.
Also, because student body pres-
idents have seats on boards of trust-
ees, their input would be taken into
account, he said.
"All the student body presidents
have a voice and a vote in that deci-
sion," he said.


Reilly, who holds a seat on UF's
Board of Trustees, the university's
highest governing body, had to miss
the second day of the board's meet-
ings to participate in the discussion.
Reilly said he attended the first
day of the board's meetings, but he
felt the opportunity to sit face-to-face
with the governor was "too good to
pass up."
"It was something that I weighed
very carefully," Reilly said.


Locals celebrate


St. Patrick's Day


* MANY GATHERED IN
LOCAL BARS AND PUBS.

By HUNTER SIZEMORE
Alligator Writer
jhsizemore@gmail.com

Tuesday was a day of favor-
ites for Josh Stratton.
"I'm 100 percent Irish," he
said between sips of his beer
of choice green Miller High
Life.
Mother's Pub & Grill, an
Irish pub on West University
Avenue, was the only bar in
town that had ordered the
special beer, he said. The beer
got its distinctive color at the
brewery and flowed green
from the tap.
Stratton, decked in a green
baseball cap which read "Moth-
er's drinking team," began his
day in good Irish spirit by eat-
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He said St. Patrick's Day
is his favorite holiday, and he
arrived at noon hungry for
corned beef and cabbage.
It was an hour later before
the $3 dish
Around was ready,
Gainesville but he said
it was worth
the wait.
"I'm a happy camper," he
said, while scarfing down po-
tatoes, cabbage and beef.
Stratton goes to Mother's
regularly, and praised the bar
over others in Gainesville.
"If everything goes as
planned, I should be right
here for the next 12 hours," he
said as the Irish band Flogging
Molly played over the sound
system.
As night fell, a line of about
25 people stretched out the
door, and people stood elbow
to elbow, dancing and toasting
each other.


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UF geology senior and music minor Brandon McBath plays the bagpipes on Turlington Plaza in honor of St.
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UF spokeswoman Sikes said money listed as 'unrestricted' is misleading


TRUSTEES, from page 1

ida's Auditor General.
Although the money is listed as
"unrestricted," UF spokeswoman
Janine Sikes said that term is mis-
leading. The money is already allo-
cated for various uses and, further-
more, only about $80 million of that
is held by UF.
The rest is held by affiliated orga-
nizations such as Shands at UF and
the University Athletic Association,
which are not part of UF's budget.
Of the $80 million in UF's bud-
get, half is a reserve fund mandated
by the state and the rest is money set
aside by departments for supplies
such as new computers or lab equip-
ment, according to UF officials.
But the heads of UF's faculty and
graduate assistant unions don't buy
that argument.
"That is silly; it is disingenuous;
and it's phony," Biro said.
He said even if it's true that UF
cannot use the full $900 million to
prevent layoffs, he believes at least
some of it should be available.
For example, he said if the $80
million figure is more accurate, then,


even taking into account the $40 mil-
lion required to be set aside by state
law, there is still another $40 million
that UF doesn't have to spend on
equipment.
"You got a choice of what to
spend it on," he said. "They're not
denying that they've chosen to
spend it on equipment rather than
people."
Regardless of where the money
is located, Biro said it is clear UF has
extra sources of revenue because it is
hiring new faculty and staff.
According to its Web site, UF is
currently advertising for 251 posi-
tions, 138 of which are for faculty.
"They have the money to do this,
so how can it be that it's unavoid-
able that faculty have to be laid off?"
he asked. Layoffs, he said, should be
a last resort.
In an interview last month, Ma-
chen said UF is doing most of its hir-
ing with non-state money.
He said UF is hiring some new
faculty members with money from
federal grants, and some are hired
from differential tuition money UF
is required to use for new hires.
Other positions, like some in the


College of Medicine, support them-
selves through money collected by
seeing patients, he said.
He also said UF is hiring at less
than a third of its normal rate as a
result of budget cuts.
Deeb Kitchen,
State co-president of UF's
News Graduate Assistants
United, who spoke at
the meeting about graduate assistant
pay, said it's a matter of priorities.
If the problem is that UF's assets
cannot be spent on things such as
better pay for graduate assistants be-
cause of certain restrictions, he said,
then maybe UF should think about
changing the restrictions to allow for
different uses of its money.
"Take a look at how it's restrict-
ed, unrestricted," he said.
He said even though UF is hiring
new employees, giving them raises
and was able to award Machen
$285,000 in bonuses last year, many
of UF's graduate assistants do not
even make a living wage.
He said the last time UF's gradu-
ate assistants saw a pay raise was in
2006. Since then, the price of food,
gas, rent and other necessities has


gone up considerably, he said.
During contract negotiations this
year, he said the graduate assistant
union requested a raise of $1,000 but
was rejected by UF. Since then, the
union has offered to take a $400 one-
time bonus, but UF has not accepted
that offer either. Negotiations are
currently at an impasse. UF officials
declined to comment on specifics.
"We comprise half the instruc-
tional staff," Kitchen said. "We do
the most undesirable labor that's
required by research. Without ques-
tion, we constitute the real founda-
tion of The Gator Nation."
Martin, the other graduate stu-
dent who spoke at the meeting, said
almost 1,000 graduate assistants live
below the federal poverty level.
And the average stipend, which
she said is about $14,000 a year, is
only about $1,200 more than UF's
cost-of-living estimate for in-state
students, according to her calcula-
tions. As a result, she said many
assistants have to take out loans to
support themselves.
This shouldn't have to happen,
she said, because the combined load
of taking classes and teaching is a


full-time job, and UF should provide
enough pay for all of its graduate
assistants to live on while working
and taking classes full-time.
UF Trustee Danny Ponce, how-
ever, expressed some concern with
giving graduate assistants bigger
stipends. He said he's sympathetic
to their plight but said some of the
students don't seem appreciative of
UF's recent creation of a health care
plan for graduate students, which
cost UF about $6 million.
"It seems like it's a little unappre-
ciated by certain members of that
group," he said after the meeting.
Kitchen said he thinks graduate
assistants shouldn't have to feel ap-
preciative.
"That was not something that
was given to us (that) we should be
appreciative for, that is something
we had to force on them," he said.
Furthermore, he said he thinks UF is
morally obligated to provide health
care for its employees.
Ponce said he disagrees.
"Some people will look at it as a
moral obligation, but that moral ob-
ligation still cost this university $6
million," he said.


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Editorial

Kudos, Cuomo

N.Y. Attorney General

cracks down on AIG
Word out of New York reveals an ever-growing scan-
dal behind the doors of beleaguered insurance giant
AIG.
After subpoenaing the company on Monday, New York
Attorney General Andrew Cuomo acquired information de-
tailing how 73 AIG employees received bonuses of $1 million
or more 11 of which no longer work for the outfit.
The next task for Cuomo falls on uncovering the names
of the 11 former employees so that more details can be made
known about when they left the company and how they re-
ceived the outlandish bonuses.
Specifically, the former employees worked under the AIG
Financial Products subsidiary, a sector of the company whose
performance Cuomo described as having "led to crushing
losses and the near failure of AIG" in his letter to the House
Financial Services Committee.
Additionally, Cuomo is trying to challenge the provisions
in employees' contracts that locked in 100 percent of 2007's
bonuses for 2008 even when there were signs of economic
turmoil to consider.
What impresses the Editorial Board the most is the fast
turnaround from Monday to Tuesday in which Cuomo was
able to gather significant details addressing what exactly has
been going on at AIG.
Cuomo's efforts in providing transparency for the general
public with regard to the sheer mayhem surrounding AIG
must be commended by President Barack Obama.
As he suits up for a potential matchup in 2010 against Gov.
David Paterson, Cuomo's role as America's watchdog will
only serve to help him earn greater support from the masses.


Good Eats


In the wake of America's
economic downturn, one
restaurant has bucked the
current trend of slumping
sales by employing a creative
business model name your
own price.
For Sam Lippert, owner
of the Java Street Cafe in Ket-
tering, Ohio, business shot
through the roof after giv-
ing customers the ability to
decide what they should pay
for their meal.
According to an interview
with CNN, Lippert said that
the practice of naming your
own price is common in Eu-
rope something that he
gives credit to his Bulgarian
girlfriend for suggesting.
Since customers are re-
quired to present payment
to Lippert rather than simply
leave money on the table, the
restaurant has seen greater
profitability rather than


creeping deeper into the red.
"Well, you know, they
have to look me in the eye
and say that that's what they
think is fair," said Lippert.
The Editorial Board thinks
Lippert's innovative idea
should be modeled by more
restaurants around the coun-
try especially considering
the current uncertainty many
individuals face with their fi-
nances.
What makes the system
work is how customers can
get away with paying less on
days when funds are tight,
but spend a bit more after re-
ceiving their paychecks.
Restaurants in Gainesville
currently struggling to make
ends meet should take a page
from Lippert's book and em-
ploy a similar practice with
hopes of satisfying the needs
of both customer and propri-
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Downturn extends beyond AIG, Madoff


s Americans fumble around in the dark in an at-
tempt to make sense of the economic mess we've
found ourselves in, the country is searching for
culprits so we can put our minds at ease. Those currently
in the spotlight are none other than Ponzi schemer ex-
traordinaire Bernard Lawrence Madoff and "those guys"
over at AIG.
While AIG represents the irresponsibility and super-
fluous spending of the financial system, Madoff is the
embodiment of unabashed greed and hubris. Blaming
a handful of people won't do us any good, but we need
someone to indict what better way than to make ex-
amples of these wrongdoers?
The difference between Bernie Madoff and AIG is their
reaction to being caught: while Madoff pleaded guilty,
AIG decided to ask for a handout. This doesn't mean that
Madoff's move wasn't calculated, and it does not relieve
him from any of the blame. Even after admitting guilt, Ma-
doff refuses to give the government dirt on anyone else
involved.
There's nothing I love more than hearing the very per-
son who swindled me out of my life savings give a mock-
heartfelt mea culpa. If he sheds a tear or two, it's just an
added bonus, just because I love a good actor.
Madoff's "apology" was disingenuous, self-serving
and ignorant and did nothing more than add fuel to the
fire. The only thing he is truly sorry for is getting caught.
I half expected him to mutter the words "and I would've
gotten away with it, too, if it weren't for these meddling
investigators!"
Good on you, Bernie. You're still playing the role of vil-
lain we expect you to play. Claiming you did it by your-
self? Brilliant, you 70-year-old menace!


We are Americans, and if you
hurt us, we will hurt you right
back. We live for sure and swift
judgment. It makes it easier for
us to sleep at night knowing
justice is being served but if
Naudia Jawad this is the case, why are people
letters@alligatororg like many of the AIG executives
still in the same positions they
held before they basically drove
the company into the ground?
Chances are that when AIG's management does finally
surrender and apologize to the American public, we'll
have our angry mobs gathered, armed and ready to shout
at the top of our lungs that the apology just isn't enough.
The outrage we feel is fleeting, and we're a fickle bunch.
Today we're sharpening our pitchforks and readying the
rack for the bigwigs at AIG and anybody in cahoots with
Madoff. We can only guess who will be on the chopping
block tomorrow.
Whoever it is, you'd better believe the people at MSN-
BC and FOX News will let us know, keeping us up-to-
date on all things related to the failure of our economy.
Turn your television to any of the 24-hour news networks
and you'll be blasted with constant updates on our failing
economy just in case you may have forgotten.
The issue is much bigger than Madoff, and it is even
larger than the AIG notables. We can call shenanigans on
many of the small players, but until we look at the big
picture and not just in minute-long segments scattered
throughout the day nothing will be fixed.
Naudia Jawad is a journalism graduate student. Her col-
umn appears on Wednesdays.


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Column


Pentecostal church service proves adaptive to community


T ey catch you as soon as you come in.
The first thing seen by worshippers
entering the United Pentecostal Church
of Gainesville is the welcome center, manned
by three women in long skirts and unassum-
ing button-ups the remnants of some gen-
eration long gone, swept away in a sea of vio-
lent video games, celebrity sex tapes, pederast
priests and Scientology. My first impression
was that my friend Corey and I were diving
face-first into an antiquated past (but with
snakes, because my Mom tried to tell me that
Pentecostals were like a cross between "Deliv-
erance" and "Indiana Jones and the Temple of
Doom").
Respectfully taking a seat in the back pew,
I was still forced to confront this anachronism
as the three women came upon me in one
fell swoop. Pamphlets in hand, these women
came to proselytize.
After assuming that Corey and I were mar-
ried (most of the congregation, no matter how
young, had spouses), and after we surprised
them by saying we were UF students, the wel-
coming committee introduced us to a number
of people, all of which, I'm sure, remember
our names.
I met Charlie, a Santa Fe College sophomore
who sometimes ran a Bible study for college
students and was majoring in finance. I was
under the impression that Charlie was not re-
ally into being designated as a "leader" among
any sort of "demographic," but as soon as the
church service started, I saw the Holy Spirit
become alive in him. I should have known as
soon as he said he was majoring in finance that
the look of skepticism in his eyes was actually
just a look of genuine confusion.
After meeting Charlie, scores of bright-
eyed Pentecostals came up to greet Corey and
me. I was touched by about seven well-mean-
ing women who attempted to assimilate me
into their maternal, Pentecostal order through
neighborly affection. The only thing they had
in common was their sincerity; I met people
who were white, black, Hispanic, elderly and
younger than me. Everyone I met was ear-
nestly excited to see a newcomer and tried
very hard to make a good impression. Also
noticeable was the amount of interracial inter-


action. I saw various white-colored Michelin
Men say "I love you" to various men of color.
The only time I ever saw this kind of interac-
tion was in the Dave Matthews Band video for
"Everyday" (where a nerdy white man hugs...
Tiki Barber?) and between Clay and his white
adoptive parents on "South of Nowhere."
The service began vaguely with everyone
standing and swaying to a hymn and its ac-
companying PowerPoint. After this was over,
Pastor J.W. Arnold called for a greeting peri-
od, which, for Corey and I, had been going on
for 30 minutes.
After the greeting began the bible study.
This is what I had heard about from various
Pentecostals all evening. One woman told me
that Arnold had been out for 13 weeks and that
I should prepare for an "experience of a life-
time." Another man (who all evening rocked
out with conveniently augmented devil horns
on his hands) told me that this evening was all
about "rock 'n' roll."
While the preacher's bible interpretation
drove the service, the response of the laypeo-
ple fueled the preacher. Cries of "Hallelujah!"
and "Amen!" peppered the sermon, which
lasted for a little more than an hour. Arnold
boomed like Orson Welles over a "Mercury
Program" radio broadcast, sweat gleaming on
his brow and his veins bulging with conster-
nation. In fact, Arnold's preaching itself was
almost about a "war of the worlds" in that he
often personified God and the devil as two en-
emies contending for reign over our souls.
Arnold stressed in his sermon three main
ideas: the priesthood (and god-like potential)
of all believers, the "oneness" of God, and the
idea of God as a "person" one can run to for
sanctuary in the times of earthly crisis.
If the importance of the laity wasn't stressed
enough in the call-and-response shouting style
of the sermon, Arnold made it a point to "call
out" Catholicism for its belief in the church hi-
erarchy and for its stoic prayer.
The final tenet, the thematic centerpiece of
the sermon, was on God being a person and
a safe house for a believer in trouble. Arnold
addressed his congregation like he knew
their problems personally. He talked about
the stress of "getting back your license" as he


looked at one par-
Eticular man. He
also spoke about
issues that were
associated with
one specific, obvi-
ously predominat-
ing, socioeconomic
Allie Conti background. He
letters@alligator.org blatantly (and
eerily) acknowl-
edged the domes-
tic abuse going on
in the many of the homes of the church mem-
bers and elicited responses from many of the
women.
He talked about the dollar being at an
all-time low compared to the euro and the
pound, and talked about those who were re-
ally "squeezed" financially. I expected a litany
of "they took our jobs!" to come next, but no
dice. Basically, the sermon was tailored to the
poor and struggling.
The content of the sermon made me think
of African-American adaptations of Christian-
ity that put the focus on Jesus as the ultimate
sufferer who made all of the congregation's
problems light in comparison. Arnold used
colloquialisms in his speech and in his bible
readings, which called for people to lift their
hands in praise, sing with their hearts and
play musical instruments all as according
to selected passages that call for exuberant
worship, especially drawing from the Psalms.
This didn't appeal to me because, personally, I
like someone who can speak correctly. I don't
want to think that the "word of God" is "ain't"
or "doo-doo."
As bor-again Christians, Pentecostals
place great weight on repentance. Arnold con-
tinually made references to "past mistakes"
and the need to overcome them to live "in the
now" and "for God." Like Catholicism, the
Pentecostals think that believing must be sup-
plemented with good acts, rejecting the tradi-
tional Protestant notion of "salvation by faith
alone." Pastor Arnold said, "Every day above
the ground is a good day." The difference
between Pentecostals and other Christians is
their emphasis on the Holy Ghost. The pastor


brought up speaking in tongues, but that nev-
er actually occurred. According to Corinthi-
ans, "everyone...hath a tongue" and therefore
must use it to praise the Lord. Pentecostals do
not consider speaking in tongues to be an "op-
tional gift," but something that everyone will
perform if cajoled correctly. I was also expect-
ing to see the ritual of snake handling; unfor-
tunately, I was unable to experience it. "
So what does it all add up to? The call-
and-response, the cry to live in the present,
the speaking in tongues, the playing of instru-
ments, the worship in dance and the commu-
nity so close-knit it can smell newcomers from
a mile away? Gratification. Pentecostals cer-
tainly put an emphasis on overcoming hard-
ship.
Their spritual-esque songs, to the focus on
movement and the idea of using God as a ref-
uge are all similar to ways in which African-
Americans used Christianity to overcome the
emotional weight of slavery. Instead of treat-
ing the service like a solemn, esoteric ceremo-
ny, they treated it like a party where everyone
was invited.
While the Pentecostals focus on words like
love, mercy, compassion and renewal, the
majority of their rituals celebrate earthly life
and fun (as long as the fun involves worship-
ping God). Seeing the Pentecostals worship
showed me just how adaptive the religion can
be to certain niches.
In this case, those who are generally poor
and uneducated and believe in a strong fel-
lowship and church community to supplant
the lack of congruency they feel with modem
society, and those who like to bring together
elements of African-American tradition, expe-
rience-based worship and restorationist zeal
for one hell of a sermon.
Attending one church service might have
no effect on the weight of my soul, but at least
it has informed me of one fact: Christianity
will not die anytime soon.
Like a cockroach, it can survive in any con-
dition or circumstance and evolve into what-
ever it needs to in order to survive in various
splinters of our culture.
Allie Conti is an English and journalism
sophomore.


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Sources: Obama to sign UN gay rights declaration


THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

WASHINGTON The Obama
administration will endorse a U.N.
declaration calling for the world-
wide decriminalization of homosex-
uality that then-President George


W. Bush had refused to sign, The
Associated Press has learned.
U.S. officials said Tuesday
they had notified the declaration's
French sponsors that the adminis-
tration wants to be added as a sup-
porter. The Bush administration
was criticized in December when it


was the only western government
that refused to sign on.
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News administration's
position on the
nonbinding document, which was


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members as well as Japan, Austra-
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countries, the officials said.
The officials spoke on condition
of anonymity because Congress was
still being notified of the decision.
They said the administration had


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"The United States is an out-
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around the world," said one offi-
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Birds may close


Broward kitchen

BIRDS, from page 1

Florida Natural History Museum.
"It's a really adaptable bird as long as it's in
the company of people," Webber said.
But Hess isn't concerned with where they
came from; he just wants them gone.
He spent Spring Break trying to remove
them by every method he could come up with,
he said.
Using seed and bread to entice the sparrows
to the door, trying to corral them with trash
bags taped to poles and setting cage traps have
all proved futile.
Hess consulted the window installation
company to see if glass could be removed tem-
porarily from higher spots in the building to let
the sparrows out, but the venture would cost
too much, he said.
Hess said that he has to weigh the time pres-
sure with the birds' lives. He doesn't want to
kill them, but he is running out of options.
About two weeks ago a complaint was filed
about the first sparrow, said Anthony Dennis,
the environmental health director of the Ala-
chua County Health Department.
An inspector visited, saw that there was a
bird in the building and issued a citation. Mul-
tiple citations on the same issue can result in
serious consequences.
The Alachua County Health Department
plans to do a follow-up visit within the next
couple of days.
"If we see a sanitary nuisance issue then
we'll close the kitchen," he said. "They know
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Sebastian 352-874-8905 3-31-09-43-1

La Mancha furnished room 4 rent $385 2 blks
to UF/Shands/ VA includes dsl,utilities,cable
free call 352-284-7304 3-23-09-30-1

$385-4/4 Countryside Condo; available start-
ing summer or fall. Free internet, cable, and
utilities! On bus routes 9 and 35, very close
to UF campus on SW 23rd St. Call 352-514-
3398. 3-31-28-1

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

$385-4/4 University Terrace Condo; avail-
able immediately. Free internet, cable, and
utilities! On bus routes 12 and 35. Minutes
to UF campus and shopping on SW 34th St.
Call 352-514-3398. 3-31-25-1

$965+gru/cox per mo., nice,
roomy, furnished 3BR-1.5B
house 3mi from UF near NW 8
Ave on bus rte.#43, hardwood/tile,
W/D, well-lit, big yard, 222-4020 3-23-09-
21-1

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

2 BLOCKS TO UF--$349/MO
Everything Incl + Fully Furn!
Call Drew, 352-275-8555 4-22-34-1

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

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

Prof/Grad Student. All amenities. Studious &
quiet. Safe & secure. Short term. $350/mo.
Leave message 333-8300 3-26-09-10-1


2/2 FURNISHED Apt.: 1250 sq.ft., Patio,
Tile dining room, Dishwasher, Microwave,
Big Bedrooms. Close to campus and major
bus routes...Nice, Big, Great Price!!! Move in
as early as May 1. Multiple Lease Options
Starting from $650/mo. For more info email
Brad: bradleysharkey@gmail.com 4-6-15-1

Beautiful Townhouse on SW 20th Ave!
2B/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
3-30-10-1

$395/Month-Summer Lease(May- August)
Lexington Crossing-Looking for female or
male roommate to live in a 4BD/4Bth in-
cludes all utilities, on routes 9,34,36. Liliam
(305)457-9522 or grandota@ufl.edu 3-26-
09-7-1

2/2 Furnished apt. $850/month. W/D in-
cluded. Up to $50 electricity included.
Looking for full year lease, mins from UF
campus. Call 863-838-7786 or rxalpa@ufl.
edu 3-26-7-1

Serious Student Wanted! Beautiful 3br/3b
condo, Wash/Dryer, Gym, Pool, HotTub,Free
Internet& Cable. Avail Summer/Fall $425/mo
+ utilities. Call 941-323-0778. 4-21-24-1


QUIET, CLEAN, LOTS of GREEN SPACE.
Rustic 1BR apt. $375/mo.
01BR 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Affordable, Spacious, Comfortable
2br: $740; 3br: $799
1 month free & avail. NOW
Close to UF, Oaks Mall, Butler Plaza
pinetreegardens.com*376-4002
4-22-72-2


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

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

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

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



THEo 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

ONE MILE TO UF
Available for Immediate and Fall
1/1 From $699 2/2 From $805 *
3/2 From $999* 4/3 From $1350
AMAZING Specials!
(352) 376-2507 www.bivenscove.com
4-22-08-72-2

You're in Luck!
One Month FREE!
W/D in each unit!*Tanning!
FREE Cable *Pet Friendly
Waived Move-in Fees!: 372-8100
4-22-72-2





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.biketouf.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**0
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



POLOS
of Gainesville

Three Pools! Three Bus Routes!
Two Jacuzzis! Business Center!
Billards Room! Fitness Center w/ Free
weights! Sand Volleyball!
Tennis Courts! Basketball Courts!
Close to UF, Shands, 1-75, & Shopping!
1, 2 & 3 Bedrooms for NOW & Fall!!!
GREAT SPECIALS!!!
1/1-$754 2/2-$565w/all util 3/3-$452w/all util
2330 SW Williston Rd.
www.ThePolosUF.com 352-335-7656
4-22-72-2

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

AS BIG AS A HOUSE!
Huge 4BR TH W/D inc.
FREE UF Parking*FREE Gym
Call for specials 332-7401 4-22-72-2

One Month FREE!
Huge 1,2,3 Beds*W/D in unit!
Waived Move-in Fees*Tanning!
Rates as LOW as $321 per bed!
Free Cable w/ HBO: 372-8100
4-22-09-72-2

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


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

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


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


SPYGLASS *
Individual Leases: Furniture Packages
Incl Washer/Dryer, FREE Hispeed Internet;
Rates start at $485
Every Unit is an End Unit
Mon-Fri 10-5:30, Sat 11-2
701 SW 62nd Blvd 888-267-5078
www.spyglassapts.com
4-22-08-72-2







10, ALLIGATOR U WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18, 2009


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

HUGE Luxury 2's & 3's
Luxury 3's from $397 a Room!
Ask how to get a FREE $1100 Scooter.
FREE Cable, Internet, Tanning, W/D.
Luxury 2/2's from $490/rm; 3/3's $397/rm
All Inclusive 2/2's-$588/rm; 3/3's $487/rm
Sparkling Pool with Water Fall
Only 2 Miles from UF on bus route.
HiddenLakeUF.com 374-3866
4-22-08-72-2

2 BLOCKS TO UF
One Month FREE!
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 lbr-4brs with TVs in kitchen
Beach-entry pool*free tanning*pet friendly
*352.376.0696 www.EnclaveUF.com-
4-22-08-72-2







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

*2-3BR/2BA APT IN HISTORIC HOUSE*
10 blocks to UF. Near downtown. High ceil-
ing, wood floor, W/D, tons of character. 404
SW 2nd St. $700/mo 352-214-9270 4-22-
09-72-2


WALK TO UF AVAILABLE NOW & FALL
1BR/$495 to $550/mo
2BR & 3BR $560 to $1050/mo
Gore Rabell Real Estate
378-1387 Gore-Rabell.com
4-22-08-72-2


SUN ISLAND
1BRs from $575 2BRs from $655
Sun Bay Sun Key Sun Harbor
352-376-6720 sunisland.info
Lower deposit for grad students!
4-22-08-72-2

Is, 2s, 3, & 4s for Fall
Prices from $305 $629/bedroom
Select units are townhomes & include w/d
Pet friendly, Pool, Tennis/Bball Courts
Close to UF, Oaks Mall, Butler Plaza
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 Bdrm- 1BA w/ Loft*
4 Blocks to UF. Cent AC, No Tow Parking,
Pet Friendly, $850/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


** 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 move-in cost!
1 & 2 BR Villas from $463
Close to Oaks Mall and Archer Road.
Pine Rush Villas 375-1519
4-22-09-59-2

One month FREE!
Zero move-in cost!
2 BR with bonus room from $577
Two blocks south of Archer Rd. & 34th St
Homestead Apts. 376-0828
4-22-09-59-2

One month FREE!
Zero move-in cost!
HUGE 2 & 3 BRs from $664
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. $1050/mo. 239-250-6149
3-31-09-36-2

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
3-24-09-30-2

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 4-10-09-42-2


Sorority Row Apts
Luxury Apts Steps from Sorority Row & UF
New 1BR to 4BR Virtual Tours & Photos *
www.SororityRowApts.com 352-376-6223
4-22-50-2

1BR apt. w/pvt gated courtyard located in
small proffesional complex @ 3320 SW 23d
St. Single, mature applicants only. $550.00/
mo small pets ok @ $25.00/mo 352 377-
2150 Please leave a msg. 4-3-09-36-2

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

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

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

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

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

$385-4/4 University Terrace Condo; avail-
able immediately. Free internet, cable, and
utilities! On bus routes 12 and 35; minutes
to UF campus and shopping on SW 34th St.
Call 352-514-3398 3-31-25-2

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 3-24-09-20-2

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

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

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

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

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

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. 3120NW 31st
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

2/1 Newly upgraded w/ Stainless appl. New
tub/toilet/vanity Porcelain tile in liv rm kit bath
New carpet in bdrms. Ceiling fans W/D in unit
Cable/Internet avail. $735/mo. $600 deposit
Call 727-423-9463 3-31-09-13-2

**LUXURIOUS 1800 SQ FT HOME**
SECLUDED, UPSCALE NEAR UF. 3/2, SUN
ROOM, COVERED PATIO W/D. $1400/MO
PERFECT FOR GRAD. AVAIL AUG. 1607
NW 12 RD 352-466-4171 LV MSG 4-1-09-
14-2

$525/mo Very spacious 1BR apt. Living
room, fully furnished kitchen, large BR, car-
peted, full BA. Private, gated patio. Cats al-
lowed. Avail 4/1. 1807 A NW 10th St. Call
376-0080 4-9-09-20-2

One BR apt. for rent. 1 person, 1 car, no
smoking, no pets, no fleas. Its is small but
has it all. All util pd. $360/mo, unfurnished.
Call Charlie or Jim 352-642-4772. Stop by
1215 NE 20th Ave. 3-26-09-10-2


***POOL HOME NEAR CAMPUS***
1500SQ FT. 3/2 WOOD FLOORS, W/D,
HUGE PATIO & SCREEN PORCH
OVERLOOK POOL. $1600/MO AVAIL AUG.
1325 NW 10th Ave. 352-466-4171 LV MSG
4-1-09-14-2


Visit www.gatorpads.com
for available units or call 352-284-0316
Houses, Duplexes, Condo, Townhouses.
Walk/Bike/Bus to UF Neat, clean, quality.
3-31-09-13-2


1BR/1BA, living room w/ fireplace, W/D,
clean, off 13th St. $600/mo + utils. Pets ok.
Available now! Call 870-0488 3-19-09-5-2


1BR/1BA NEXT TO UF CAMPUS
W/D incl in unit. Small pet ok. Pool/exercise
room. $800/mo 352-378-5801 x5 3-26-09-
10-2


2BR/1BA SPACIOUS
7209 SW 45th PI. Gainesville. Cent H/AC,
W/D hk-up. $600/mo, $500 sec dep. No pets.
Call 386-462-0994 3-27-09-10-2


Bike or walk to UF. Summit House Condos,
SW 16th Ave. 2/1 recently renovated and
nicely decorated.Quiet/safe. $800/mo + utili-
ties. $200 deposit. 2 Pools, laudry. No pets
per complex. Call 352-843-0220 to see.
3-27-10-2


2BR 1 BA duplex, near duck pond, CH/CA,
stove, refrig, carport, utility room. $600 per
month. Call 352 281-4528. 3-20-09-5-2


HISTORIC HOMES
1-3BR apts + 2 houses 923 SE 4th St, 18
NE 10th St. High ceilings, porch, wood floors.
$500-$1100/mo. No dogs. 1st, last, sec. Call
378-3704, sallygville@aol.com 4-3-09-20-2


410 NW 26th Street. 3BR/2BA house. Walk/
bike to UF. Small pet ok. No smoking, W/D.
$1295/mo. Showing it March 21stfrom 11am
to 3pm. 352-371-0601 3-20-09-4-2







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Walk to UF. Avail in May. 2BD 2.5BTH:
central ac/heat, laundry, full kit $1000. 2BD
1BTH: wall ac/heat, water incl $750. 1BD
1BTH: wall ac/heat, water incl $580. 1 yr
lease, SD, and NS. Contact 352-870-7256 or
gv1132601@gmail.com 4-22-09-26-2

*2/1 Apt, 8 Blocks to UF*
Tiled Throughout
Pet Friendly $700/mo
352-375-8256
4-22-26-2

*2/1 Apt. 3 Blocks to UF*
HW Floors, Large Rooms
Pet Friendly $850/mo
352-375-8256
4-22-26-2

*2/1 Apt-HW Firs-UF 4Blks*
Newly Remodeled, W/D hookups
Pet Friendly, $1200/mo
352-375-8256
4-22-26-2

4/2 Close to campus, 3962 West Univ. Ave.
liv, din,& family rms. Fireplace, all appli-
ances, cent. Heat & Air, washer/dryer. Hot
tub. Available August 1. $1475 call 333-9874
3-31-09-10-2


Summer Rates + July Free
on 15 mo lease.
Sun Island 376-6720 sunisland.info 4-22-
09-26-2

$550 2BR/1.5BA TOWNHOUSE
UF, Shands area. Private parking & back-
yard; W/D hook-ups, laundromat, buses.
Quiet, safe. Private owner. Ceramic/carpet
option. 386-972-4115, moritae@yahoo.com
3-31-10-2

WOODSIDE VILLAS off Tower Rd. 7200 SW
8th Ave. 2BR/1BA + bonus rm. Flex leasing
terms. 1072 sq ft. Vaulted ceiling, W/D, DW,
fans, pool, newer carpet/tile, bus rte, NS, no
pets. $750/mo. Quiet area 352-339-6502
3-24-09-5-2


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
3-23-09-9-3


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$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

Spacious 1BR apt to sublet $500/mo. Money
saved. 4117 SW 20th Ave. #249. Pine Rush
Villas. Private bath, private BR. All furniture
is for sale bargain priced! 352-226-8959,
352-221-0119 3-23-09-5-3

SUMMER SUBLEASE COURTYARDS
$469 Directly across street from UF
Multiple rooms available
Completely Furnished/Utilities Included
Mike: mbiemann@ufl.edu 949-981-5012
3-24-5-3

Hidden Lake Villa 2/2 close to campus & bus
route,washer/dryer,free wireless,cable HBO
& STARS, Gym, Tanning, court yard.Lease
good until August. No move in expenses.
Can keep deposits at end of lease. Must
lease. $900. 352/792/4864 3-19-09-2-3

Summer Sublease: 1 bedroom/ 1 bath in 3/3
townhouse. In a great location, available fur-
nished. Will sacrafice for only $300 a month.
Call 954-288-5889 4-10-09-18-3

1 BLOCK FROM UF/LIBRARY WEST! 1
BR/1BA IN 2/2 IN LOOKING GLASS APTS.
FREE INTERNET. WASHER/DRYER,
DISHWASHER. AVAIL 5/1-8/15. $499/
MONTH OR BEST OFFER. (850) 525-4532.
3-31-10-3


Royal Village Sublease $325
One or Two bedrooms available
Walk to UF. Near Sorrority Row.
On Bus Route
(985)-249-9061 3-24-5-3


SUMMER SUBLEASE 3/3 @ University
House Apts, May-August. Brand new. Private
balcony, wash/dry, totally furnished, close to
campus. For more info, call 954-558-3017.
3-24-5-3

SUMMER SUBLEASE: JEFFERSON 2ND
AVE. $500/mo., reduced from $600. Available
May- August. Walking distance from cam-
pus & Downtown. Fully furnished, 42 in. flat
screen, washer/dryer/dishwasher. Unlimited
internet & cable, with pool and balcony.
Leave message for Dan at 727.267.5608
3-20-09-3-3


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


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
3-20-23-4

1BR/1BA avail march 1st in 2Br/2BA for re-
sponsible mature individual. $390-$400/mo
+ utils. Barandywine on Archer Rd. yttek@
yttek@hotmail.com or 305-332-6566 3-24-
09-33-4

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

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. 3-19-09-10-4

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 3-19-10-4

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

Roommate wanted for 3/2 house on 1+ Acre
w/ pool. Quiet neighborhood great for grad
student or working professional. $495 plus
half the electric. 15 min to UF & Shands.
Move in Today! 772-201-9933 4-10-09-20-4

GREAT HOUSE, GREAT LOCATION
Needs just one more roommate. Bedroom
overlooks the swimming pool in large 3/2.
All utilities and W/D included $425. Move in
now. Call Karl at 332-5030. 3-23-09-5-4

Room for rent in 2/1 available May 1st 3
blocks from midtown, walk to campus, 16
NW 20th Dr. $450/month + 1/2 utilities (ne-
gotiable). Contact Mike mschwartzseid@aol.
com or 352-514-6114 5-21-09-30-4

LARGE NICE 2BR/2BA CONDO
Close to campus. 3 bus rts, clubhouse, pool.
$360/mo + 1/2 utils. Call 352-682-1900 or
email defangluo@yahoo.com 3-24-09-5-4


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

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
No appl. fee. Rent $1 deposit. Sales: Cash
of Finance 0% interest rate avail, no pymt
until May Pay as little as $569/mo. Only a
few left Call now 352-378-4411 EHO 3-31-
15-5

Las Pampas $850/mth 2 bedroom 2 bath
loft townhouse corner unit. 3450 NW 37th
Avenue.Community pool, all appliances in-
cluded, including washer and dryer in unit,
1000 sq feet will negotiate price, purchased
home for $117,000 in 2005 need to sell FLS
All offers Considered Call (561) 662-7026 or
email at glopey@hotmail.com 3-18-09-2-5


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


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

FUTON Solid oak mission-style frame w/
mattress. New, in box. $160 332-9899

DINETTE SET 5pc $120 Brand new in box.
Never used. 352-377-9846 4-22-08-72-6

**BEDS ALL BRAND NEW**
**Full $100 Queen $125 King $200**
Orthopedic pillow-top sets. Brand name
matching sets not used or refurbished. Still
in plastic, direct from factory! 352-333-7516.
4-22-72-6

BED- QUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mat-
tress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand
new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver.
$130 352-377-9846.4-22-72-6

Bed- All New King! 3pc Orthopedic pillowtop
mattress set. Brand NEW, still in plastic with
warranty. Can deliver. $200 352-333-7516.
4-22-72-6

BEDROOM SET- $300 BRAND NEW
Still in boxes! 6 pieces include: Headboard,
2 Nightstands, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must
sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 4-22-08-
72-6

FUTON $60 Solid Oak Mission Style. With
plush mattress $160. All brand NEW still in
box. Can deliver. 352-333-7516 4-22-72-6

Bed-FULL size pillowtop mattress & box. New
in plastic, warr. Can del. $100 317-4031

SOFA $185 Brand new! Love seat $150 still
in pkg. Can del 352-333-7516 4-22-72-6

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


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

COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS
Network specialists
We buy computers and laptops
Working and Non-working
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www.GatorlandComputers.com 4-22-70-7


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

NEW & USED BIKES FOR SALE
WE REPAIR ALL BRANDS
Best Prices in Town *
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424 W UNIV AVE (DOWNTOWN)
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PARKING:
Private, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF.
Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-538-
2181. Can leave mssg. 4-22-08-72-10


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


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

CARS CARS BuyOSellOTrade
Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes
Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars
3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com
CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150
4-22-72-12

$500! POLICE IMPOUNDS!
HONDAS, CHEVYS, TOYOTAS, ETC.
For listings 800-366-9813 ext 4622
4-22-72-12


CARS FROM $29/MO!
Hondas 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 SALES*OOSO
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

**HEADLINERS SAGGING?**
POWER WINDOWS DON'T WORK?
On site available. Call Steve 352-226-1973
4-22-28-12

CARS FROM $29/MO!
Hondas, Chevys, Jeeps and More!
$0 Down, 36 Months @ 8.5% apr.
For listings call 800-366-9813 ext 9765
5-28-09-32-12


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

UF GRAD PAYS MORE
for gold jewelry, scrap gold, Rolex, dia-
monds, guitars, etc. Top $$$. Get my offer
before you sell! Call Jim 376-8090 or 222-
8090 4-22-08-72-13

The American Cancer Society
Road to Recovery Volunteers Needed!
VOLUNTEER DRIVERS NEEDED
to transport cancer patients to treatment.
Flexible schedule.
Training and liability insurance provided.
Please call
352-376-6866 ext. 5079 if interested.

BE AN INSPIRATION!
Take a blind lady to Mass on Sundays and
for walks and shopping as needed. We'll
have lots of fun! And you will make a new
friend! Contact 219-6948 3-27-09-74-13


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?
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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!
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NEW DONORS
Bring this Ad and Earn an
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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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com Get started right away! 4-22-72-14


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Apply on-line at: www.teamparadigm.com
352-375-2152 ex 301 4-22-67-14


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


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Sports
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18, 2009


BROOKLYN HEIGHTS


Guard brings New York game to UF


By MIKE DiFERDINANDO
Alligator Staff Writer
mdiferdinando@alligator.org

At the intersection of Marion and Thom-
as S. Boyland streets in Brooklyn, N.Y., is the
Marion Hopkinson Playground.
Circled by a black chain-link fence and
surrounded by the city skyline, the court is
stereotypical New York.
Pickup games run on the green-and-
white asphalt from sun up to sundown.
Girlfriends and mothers sit on the park's
wooden benches and watch while children
too young to know any better shout profani-
ties at each other and argue over fouls.
On the playground, no matter how old,
every day is a chance to build a reputation.
For the kids who play there, it's an op-
portunity to maybe one day go to college. To
maybe make it out of the circumstances they
were born into.
For others, it's an escape. A chance to re-
live the glory the game once gave them.
To those who play there, Marion Hopkin-
son is the center of the basketball universe.
For Erving Walker, who grew up across
the street in a two-bedroom apartment with
his parents, Robert and Kim, it was nothing
more than a distraction just another pit-
fall that could have derailed his dream.
Walker never spent much time on that
court. He never sat on those street corners.
There was always too much to lose.
Instead, Walker's talent took him to the
air-conditioned gyms and Catholic prep
schools most of the kids on the playground
would never see.

Brooklyn Boy
Walker and his parents lived in Brook-
lyn's Atlantic Towers section when he was
a baby.
But Robert and Kim soon moved their
son to the city's Brownsville neighborhood
in search of a bigger space.
By age 3, Walker began following Robert

UF MEN'S BASKETBALL


to the pickup basketball games he played on
Saturday and Sunday.
"Me and my dad have always been close,
but basketball has definitely made us a lot
closer," Walker said. "I always wanted to
play with him sometimes when I was too
young for it."
Walker would watch Robert from the
sidelines, basketball in hand. Before he was
4, Walker could shoot a full-size ball.
After each one of Robert's games, Walker
would try shooting from a little bit farther
from the basket than he did before.
By age 5, he could shoot the three.
"Like any little kid, he used to love to
play with the ball," Robert said. "He's been
playing ever since. It's been the biggest part
of his life."
Walker soon began to play organized ball
in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood
youth programs.
"You couldn't play until you were 7. He
was 5, but he was good enough, so they let
him play," Robert said. "Not only was he
good enough, but he was the best player on
the team and one of the best in the league.
That's when I knew he was going to be pret-
ty good."
He quickly developed a penchant for
making big shots.
"I was playing in a CYL (Catholic Youth
League) ... when I was 7," Walker said. "My
dad was the coach, and it was a 9-and-under
league. We were down 3, and I hit a three
to send it into overtime," Walker said. "I've
just always been confident in those situa-
tions."
By fifth grade, the year his team won the
Amateur Athletic Union national champion-
ship, Walker started to garner attention by
local scouts.
He was 4-feet-8-inches tall.
By age 11, Walker's basketball skills were
good enough for him to play against kids al-
most twice his age.
Robert recalls Walker's cousins would


Anarew btanill / Alligator statl
UF guard Erving Walker drives with the ball during the second half of the Gators' 82-
68 win against Vanderbilt on Feb. 21 in the O'Connell Center.
take him to find older kids or even adults said. "He got used to getting banged around
who were willing to bet Walker couldn't a little bit."
keep up. By seventh grade, Walker had practically
Most of the time, it was a risky proposi- become a basketball prodigy, mentioned in
tion. the same breath as Stephon Marbury and


"Because he was so small, the big kids
thought they could gorilla him," Robert


SEE WALKER, PAGE 15


Gators to face Dolphins in NIT first-round matchup


By MIKE DiFERDINANDO
Alligator Staff Writer
mdiferdinando@alligator.org

The UF basketball team sat and watched the NCAA
Tournament selection show Sunday just like all the oth-
ers.
But even they knew any chance of seeing orange and
blue light up the screen was a long shot.
"We definitely watched it, but we figured our name


wasn't going to be called," sophomore guard Nick Cal-
athes said. "Obviously, in our mind, we knew we didn't
Sget enough wins to get in."
Instead, the Gators will play in the
aB NIT.


Men's
Basketball

"It's tough,"


UF (23-10, 9-7 Southeastern Confer-
ence) earned one of the tournament's
four No. 1 seeds and will play the first
three rounds at home.
Calathes said. "One of your goals at the


beginning of the season is to win the NCAA Tourna-
ment."
The Gators made it to Madison Square Garden and the
semifinals of last season's NIT before losing to Massachu-
setts.
UF will open the NIT against Jacksonville (18-13) to-
night at 8 p.m. in the O'Connell Center.
The Dolphins come into the NIT having won the At-

SEE HOOPS, PAGE 16


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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18, 2009 U ALLIGATOR, 15


UF freshman guard goes from overlooked to immediate contributor


WALKER, from page 14
Sebastian Telfair players con-
sidered to be hoops royalty in the
city.
The only thing holding him
back seemed to be his height. At
the time, Walker was still shy of 5
feet.
His parents and scouts weren't
too concerned. Robert is 6 feet tall.
Kim, a former Brooklyn track star,
is 5-foot-6. Everyone assumed a
growth spurt was still coming.
"It's funny, we try not to talk
about it," Robert said. "In the
Walker household, we've always
hoped for a little growth spurt.
One year he grew two or three
inches. We thought that might be
it, but it just never came."
Walker is now listed at 5-foot-
8.
High school scouts became
something of a fixture in Walker's
life.
"They try a little bit of every-
thing," Walker said. "They call you.
They always try to be around."
Walker's talent gave him oppor-
tunities. But for Robert and Kim, it
became hard to distinguish those
who could help their son achieve
his dreams from those who want-
ed to exploit him.
"There were people that tried,
but we shaded that away, and it
became kind of known that wher-
ever he was at, we were at," Robert
said. "We were careful. I was at 99
percent of his games and practices.
We were always there, and we al-
ways protected him from all of that
stuff. The ones that tried realized it
was almost pointless."
Walker and his family even-
tually decided the best fit for the
developing guard was Christ the
King Regional High School in
Queens, N.Y.


Walker first met former Christ
the King basketball coach Bob Oli-
va in the third grade when Walker
attended the school's summer
camp.
In Oliva's 27 years at the school,
he coached Lamar Odom, Speedy
Claxton, Jayson Williams, Omar
Cook, Eric Barkley and Khalid
Reeves all future NBA players.
If Walker wanted to get to the
next level, Christ the King was the
place for him.

Walking Tall
By 16, Walker was taking a
ferry to Staten Island three times
a week to work out with trainer
Jerry Powell, known as one of the
city's best.
The Town Hall annex at Baby-
lon, N.Y., was air-conditioned -
except for the gym where Powell
held daily workouts.
Big men dominated the court.
There was United States Basket-
ball League star Garnett Thomp-
son. DePaul's Cliff Clinkscales and
Fairleigh Dickinson's Cameron
Tyler battled one-on-one almost
daily.
There was even a slew of Su-
danese high school players look-
ing for a chance to get noticed by
American colleges.
Walker was the youngest play-
er at the workouts, and, at 5-foot-6,
he was also the smallest.
"Maybe I'll grow 5 inches taller
and we'll see," Walker said. "Ev-
erybody wants to be a little taller,
but I don't just sit there and wait
for it. I play the cards I was dealt."
By the end of his senior year at
Christ the King, Walker had led the
school to a city championship and
cemented his place as one of New
York's best high school players.
After a heavy recruitment,
Walker committed to play at UF
for Billy Donovan.


"I was concerned as a coach
recruiting a guy that small. I re-
ally was," Donovan said. "The first
time I met him, I hadn't watched
him play. I was like, 'Oh my gosh.
My 7-year-old daughter could post
him up. What am I doing here?'"
But Oliva, Donovan's child-
hood CYL coach, insisted there
was more to Walker than most
were willing to see.
"Bobby kept telling me,'There's
something about him,'" Dono-
van said. "He's got a great belief
in himself. He's not afraid to take
big shots. Some guys have surface
confidence; they act like they're
confident. Erving has a really deep
internal confidence."

"He's got a great belief in
himself. He's not afraid to
take big shots. Some guys
have surface confidence;
they act like they're con-
fident. Erving has a really
deep internal confidence."
Billy Donovan
UF men's basketball coach


Soon after Walker's commit-
ment, the Gators signed McDon-
ald's All-American point guard Jai
Lucas, a move that became neces-
sary after the early departure of
Taurean Green to the NBA.
Donovan worried the move
might cause Walker to shy away
from Gainesville.
"I told him, 'If you really feel
like you need to reopen your re-
cruitment and make a decision that
is best for you, then I will under-
stand,'" Donovan said. "He said,
'No, coach. Whenever I play, I will
have to compete, and I have no
problem going in there and com-
peting, and this is where I want to


go.' I really respected and admired
that because I think that shows a
lot in a player."
Maybe it's the Brooklyn in
Walker, but the 5-foot-8 point
guard didn't blink.
"I was in kind of a similar posi-
tion in high school. When I was in
eighth grade, Christ the King had
a guy, Malik Boothe he goes to
St. John's now in a worst-case
scenario," Walker said. "I figured
that we could just play together at
some point. I just wanted to battle.
I'm not going to back down from a
challenge."
Soon after his arrival in
Gainesville, Lucas opted to trans-
fer to Texas. As for Walker, he has
become the Gators go-to reserve
this season, averaging 10 points
per game and easing any concern
Donovan once had about the point
guard's size.

Disproving Doubters
As much as he has tried, Walker
has never been able to escape the
criticism. From the time he was in
youth league, skeptics have looked
for reasons why he wouldn't make
it his ability is always in ques-
tion because of his height.
The doubters said he would
never crack the varsity team at
Christ the King.
Then they argued he would
never be more than a role player.
And surely even as good as the
high school star was, major college
ball was just a dream.
But Walker has never fit into the
mold others have cast for him.
In the summer of 2007, when
some of the nation's top high
school talent was brought to Har-
lem's Rucker Park for the Elite 24
showcase game, Walker was left
off the main roster.
Instead, he was one of the two
or three fill-ins a local replace-


ment for some of the big-name no-
shows.
He was almost lost in the crowd
at 155th Street. The fact that he
was the smallest player on the
court wasn't. Walker opened the
game by missing a layup. On the
next possession he got his shot
blocked.
Unwilling to allow the doubters
the satisfaction of his misfortune,
Walker fought back, knocking
down several threes and leaving
his mark on the game.
"I love when somebody looks
down on me or thinks it'll be easy,"
he said. "If they lose some of their
edge, that just makes it easier for
me. And why not have it easier?"
Even now that the sirens and
screams of the city have been re-
placed by the calm of a small col-
lege town, Walker finds himself at
the butt of jokes.
"When I first met him, I thought
he was the new manager," Chan-
dler Parsons said.
Even senior Walter Hodge ad-
mits to taking a few cheap shots at
the freshman's expense.
"Every time we joke with him,
he never gets sensitive or anything
like that," Hodge said.
And why would he?
When it comes to ridicule,
Walker's been through worse.
The jokes linger, but it's the
sound of the silence that has been
the hardest adjustment for a kid
used to the city's constant motion.
"It's a much slower life," Walk-
er said. "New York is fast-paced.
Things close much earlier down
here. There's an adjustment."
But just like a boy from Brook-
lyn, the sound of a bouncing ball
and squeaking rubber soles never
changes whether it's under the
street lights of Marion Hopkinson
Playground or the bright lights of
the O'Connell Center.


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16, ALLIGATOR 0 WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18, 2009


UF BASEBALL

Munroe's walk-off single in ninth downs Seminoles


By BOBBY CALLOVI
Alligator Writer
bcallovi@alligator.org

FSU's Tyler Holt yelled back at Buddy Mu-
nroe after running over UF's catcher to score
the game-tying run in the top of the ninth. Mu-
nroe responded with his bat.
Munroe lined a single into right-center field
to score Matt den Dekker to secure a 5-4 win
for the Gators (10-7, 0-3 Southeastern Confer-
ence) in walk-off fashion on Tuesday night at
McKethan Stadium.
"It was nice for it to come down to me, and


for me to deliver," Munroe said.
Hitting a walk-off isn't all fun and games,
though. Munroe caught a
left hook from teammate
Avery Barnes amid the cel-
ebration that left him with
a bloody lip. Not even the
fat lip could take the smile
off his face after hitting his
first college walk-off.
Munroe His late-game hit wasn't
his only contribution to the
win, as he also had two hits and an RBI.
"Each at-bat is each at-bat, but (the two


hits) gave me good confidence coming in there
knowing I already hit the ball well today," he
said.
He also kept busy behind the plate, han-
dling seven UF pitchers and diving to tag a
runner at the plate to end the fourth.
"I know the staff well, and I have confi-
dence in them all," Munroe said. "It's always
fun to see a lot of arms out there, especially
the younger guys, who haven't gotten many
innings, and I like to see who steps in certain
times and see what they can do."
Usually the use of seven different pitchers
indicates a struggling staff, but the Gators held


a Seminoles team that entered the game aver-
aging more than 8 runs per game to just 4.
After Clint Franklin gave up 2 runs in the
sixth in relief of starter Alex Panteliodis, UF
coach Kevin O'Sullivan later handed the ball
to freshman Greg Larson.
The newcomer looked like a veteran, forc-
ing Ohmed Danesh to ground into an inning-
ending double play with the bases loaded.
"There were a lot of positives (out of the
bullpen)," O'Sullivan said. "I don't want any-
thing negative to creep into their minds."
UF plays Central Florida tonight at 6:30 in
Orlando.


Tournament berth signals growth, potential for Butler's Gators


It was the best news the UF
women's basketball players
had heard in three years, and
they were wishing for something
better.
They were sulking for a reason.
They should've been upset. The
Gators thought they deserved a
higher seed, and they were right.
After going 23-7 overall and 9-5
in the Southeastern Conference -
the toughest league in the nation
- you'd think the Gators deserved
better than a No. 8 seed and a po-
tential second-round tango with
undefeated Connecticut.
This is where this program is
now: They can complain after ac-
tually making the NCAA Toura-
ment. Last year, they would've
been sprinting onto University Av-


enue had they even been selected
into the field of 64, and two years
ago they were one of the laughing-
stocks of Division I-A.
"It speaks
a lot to how
far this pro-
gram has
come in a
very short
Brian Steele amount of
time," UF
Steele-ing Bases coach Aman-
bsteele@alligator.org coach Aman-
da Butler
said.
In Tuesday's second-round
game, the Gators will be beaten
down, thumped and any other
word you can think of against the
Huskies, who have defeated teams
by an average of 31 points.


UF won't have a problem with
Temple, its first-round opponent,
but it will be sad to see the college
careers of Marshae Doston and Sha
Brooks end in a debacle against
Connecticut.
Even though that's not what
this team deserves, who cares? The
fact that they are even in this situa-
tion is rather absurd.
I watched and covered nearly
every game this team played two
years ago when it stumbled to a
9-22 record. Program respectabil-
ity seemed about five years away.
That's when Butler came in and in-
stilled competitiveness in practice
and signed players who actually
made their practices competitive.
"During spring break, all we've
been doing is beating each other


up in practice," Brooks said.
Everyone else has taken notice
of UF's rise at least those not on
the tournament selection commit-
tee.
The Gators are no longer a team
opponents giggle about when they
look at their schedule. Now, it's
more like, "Oh, boy, do you think
we really practiced our man-to-
man defense enough? Let's go take
a few more jumpers, too."
These past 30 games have
shown UF is one of the fastest-ris-
ing programs in the country.
Recruits are noticing, and the
top women's basketball players
in Florida no longer think FSU is
the closest competitive program in
their state.
One year in the NCAA Tourna-


ment does not make a program,
this is true. I highly doubt any-
one, however, would say Butler is
building a program that can't make
the tournament every year.
Finally, UF has the makings of a
consistent program. There's not the
sporadic recruiting that happened
under Carolyn Peck. You can tell
there's actually a plan now.
The plan is working and could
continue to work for some time
now. It won't be a plan that is fully
executed next week unless a ridicu-
lous upset happens, but there's still
little room for disappointment.
So when Butler and her under-
classmen are depressed after get-
ting throttled against the Huskies,
they need to remember just one
thing: This is just the start.


Freshman forward Chaney to miss Jacksonville game, rest of postseason


HOOPS, from page 14
lantic Sun Conference regular-season title after going
through an out-of-conference schedule that included FSU,
Ohio State and Georgetown.
"We're still playing a basketball game," Calathes said.
"If you look at the NIT, there are really good teams who
didn't get in. It will be a good opportunity to finish the
year out the way we want to."
UF suffered yet another late-season collapse, losing


"I think we need to get physically tougher, and
I think we really need to get a whole lot men-
tally tougher."
Billy Donovan
UF men's basketball coach


seven of its last 12 games.
"Coming down the stretch, if you look at our games, we
played Mississippi State, we played LSU and we played


Tennessee," coach Billy Donovan said. "Those are all the
teams that are in the tournament and really, to be honest
with you, teams that were better than us.
"I think we need to get physically tougher, and I think
we really need to get a whole lot mentally tougher."
CHANEY OUT FOR NIT: Donovan said Tuesday that fresh-
man forward Allan Chaney is likely done for the year.
"He's got a ligament problem that's kind of attached to
the bone (in his foot)," Donovan said.
"I wouldn't anticipate him playing the rest of the
year."


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