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CLAS dean proposes $9.3M budget cut
By THOMAS STEWART
Alligator Staff Writer
The departments of religion, geological
sciences, and communication sciences and
disorders would see substantial cuts and fac-
ulty layoffs under a budget proposal unveiled
Wednesday by College of Liberal Arts and Sci-
ences Dean Paul D'Anieri.
D'Anieri presented the proposed CLAS
budget cuts to about 350 people in the Reitz
The cuts, which total about $9.3 million,
would bring the CLAS budget to about $86
million, down from $108 million in 2006-2007.
His proposal includes the elimination of the
equivalent of about 103 full-time positions.
Of those, 37 are positions that would be va-
cated by people retiring or quitting, D'Anieri
D'Anieri is the first dean to release a pro-
posal that outlines a plan to implement the
10 percent cuts UF President Bernie Machen
requested. Machen asked all colleges and ad-
ministrative units to make in anticipation of a
possible reduction of $72 to $75 million in state
funding in 2009-2010.
But UF spokeswoman Janine Sikes said
UF's cut could be even larger than that. As a
result of the new revenue projections released
by state economists Friday, UF's budget cut
could be as big as $84 million, Sikes said. Harrison Diamond/ Alligator Staff
She said that estimate, however, doesn't UF faculty and staff pack the Reitz Union Auditorium, with overflow forced to stand outside the doors, as College of Liberal Arts
SEE CLAS, PAGE 9 and Sciences Dean Paul D'Anieri outlines a draft of a budget cut proposal Wednesday.
Trustees approve measures to prevent identity theft
* UF MUST CREATE GUIDELINES.
By THOMAS STEWART
Alligator Staff Writer
UF's Board of Trustees, the university's
highest governing body, approved federally
mandated identity theft prevention measures
at Tuesday's meeting.
The measures require that UF create a set
of guidelines to detect, prevent and mitigate
identity theft, according to board documents.
The board was also informed of UF's plans
to centralize its information technology op-
erations, which will also help prevent future
privacy breaches, UF officials said, though
that was only one reason for the proposed
The new measures follow four recent cases
of identity theft, one in which a student stole
a UF employee's identity and was able to get
about $31,000 in loans by using the employee
as a co-signer.
"The first month he got $15,300," Susan
Blair, UF's chief privacy officer, told trustees at
Monday's Audit and Operations Review com-
"He apparently thought that that was a
good idea, so he went back another month and
got $16,000," Blair said.
Two other cases involved theft of medi-
cal insurance information, and the last case
involved a patient at the Orthopaedics and
Sports Medicine Institute having his personal
SEE BREACH, PAGE 9
Gainesville nets $930K for community development
By HUNTER SIZEMORE
Gainesville will receive $930,000
for community development and
homelessness prevention in the
city's first chunk of the $787 billion
federal stimulus package.
The money is being allocated
a month after the bill was signed
"This is the first bit of money
that we've actually been told 'this
is yours,'" said Jeanna Mastrodi-
casa, a city commis-
News The Alachua
w County Housing Au-
thority will receive
$370,000 for community develop-
ment in Gainesville and another
$560,000 for homelessness pre-
vention, according to a U.S. De-
partment of Housing and Devel-
opment e-mail to Mayor Pegeen
The money is part of $10.1 bil-
lion which was allocated by the
U.S. Department of Housing and
The money was distributed
with a population-based formula,
said Lauren Poe, a city commis-
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Group offers lunch in exchange for freedoms
You can't have your cake and talk about it, too.
On Thursday, UF's Society of Professional
Journalists will be hosting an event inviting stu-
dents to enjoy a free lunch in exchange for their
First Amendment rights.
The event will be held in the Plaza of the Amer-
icas from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Gelato Company,
Peach Valley Cafe and Publix will provide food.
"If you sign your rights away, you can't talk in
line, no praying and three people cannot talk in a
group," said Lydia Fiser, the vice president of SPJ
The goal of the event is to make students more
appreciative of rights they may take for granted,
such as speaking freely and peacefully assembling.
Members of Theater Strike Force, a local acting
group, are volunteering as "First Amendment
Police" and will be donning camouflage, shields
and batons to make sure everyone who has sur-
rendered his or rights stays within the law.
Offenders who are caught talking will have
their food taken away and will be thrown in First
Amendment jail, Fiser said.
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Man's death spurs City's
vow to communicate more
After the disappearance
and death of Gainesville engi-
neer John F. Waldo, the Public
Safety Committee is working
to improve communication be-
tween various city departments
John Waldo's mother,
daughter and fiance, all at-
tended a committee meeting
Wednesday to hear what the
city is doing to prevent cases
like Waldo's from reoccurring.
Waldo was reported missing
on Feb. 11, and his body was
found Feb. 23 in a car that had
been ticketed seven times.
"There's just so much that
needs to be done," said Kris-
tina Torres, Waldo's daughter,
at the meeting. "After you put
that first ticket on the car, you
should run that license and run
that VIN number."
Gainesville Police Depart-
ment Cpt. Ed Book, the com-
mander of District Three, re-
ported that city workers will
use Alpha Pagers to relay vital
information across Gainesville
to workers in different depart-
An Alpha Pager is like a beep-
er, but instead of leaving a phone
number to call back, it delivers
a message, said Dave Langston,
the family's private investigator
who is working on the case.
When a city worker comes
across a missing person or vehi-
cle, they will notify the commu-
nication center, said Book.
If a vehicle is still abandoned
after 72 hours, parking enforce-
ment will notify the police.
"If you train the people who
give tickets, or if they had tried
to look in the car, John could've
been buried," said Linda Waldo,
Waldo's mother. "The meter
maid needs to be trained."
Although there was no vote in
the meeting, Commissioner Mas-
trodicasa said that it is "a staff
decision to improve things," and
the committee is taking the issue
"We will work to better coor-
dinate city services," Mastrodi-
casa said. "We can only try to do
better in the future."
Members of the committee of-
fered their personal condolences
to the family, and the family left
the meeting after the discussion.
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UF students 'Rally in Tally'
By CHELSEA KEENAN
The chant "No More Cuts," rang through
downtown Tallahassee as about 1,000 students,
parents, teachers and administrators represent-
ing 67 of Florida's counties gathered in front of
the State Capitol to protest budget cuts in public
education on Wednesday.
About 10 UF students went to participate.
"Our goal was to get the legislature's atten-
tion," said UF graduate student Kali Davis, who
is enrolled in UF's College of Education.
The rally, organized by the Florida Parents
and Teachers Association, featured eight state
legislators and several superintendents, a poem
performed by students on the steps of the Capi-
tol followed by a number by the local Rickards
High School marching band.
"Education is the comer stone of democracy,"
said Sen. Alex Villalobus, R-Miami, who spoke
at the event. "There is one major priority, and it's
not building roads or helping baseball teams. It's
our schools." Several students also spoke to the
crowd. Two middle school students shared their
fears of losing their school's athletic teams and
fine arts programs such as band, chorus and art.
The majority of the crowd toted signs and
wore shirts that read, "Make Schools a Priority,"
and "Education Cuts Don't Heal."
Others sought different angles to bring atten-
tion to the cause.
One woman dressed as historical French
monarch Marie Antoinette and held a sign read-
ing, "Tallahassee Says: Let them Eat Cake."
Daniel Bathea, 11, from Lake Weir Middle
School, said he attended the rally with other stu-
dents and teachers from Summerfield, Fla., be-
cause he's worried some of his favorite teachers
"Education is important and kids need it for
the future," he said, adding he hopes to one day
State The protest wasn't the only
News pro-active step taken to help save
Florida's schools. Schools from
all over the state collected pen-
nies throughout February to show support of a
bill sponsored by Dwight Bullard, D-Miami. If
passed, the bill would add a penny to the state's
sales tax for the next three years.
"Two million pennies were collected," said
Davis, adding that UF contributed about 15,000
Davis said the pennies were going to be left
on the steps of the capitol building, but partici-
pants were told that was not allowed.
Despite the symbolic setback, Davis said the
event was a success.
"There were some legislators out there with
us, and others were sitting in their offices wor-
ried," she said. "We made a really big impact."
UF to rehire professor
UF was ordered to reinstate as-
sistant professor Andrea Pham, who
was to be laid off in June as part of the
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
$6 million budget cut.
The faculty union filed a griev-
ance against UF on behalf of Pham
last June, and the case was heard in
The arbitrator's decision states
that UF violated its contract with
the union when it decided to lay off
Pham, a tenure-track faculty member
hired in 2002.
The decision states UF can only
target established organizational
units, such as colleges or depart-
ments, within the university for
layoffs. The two Vietnamese classes
taught by Pham do not constitute
such a unit, as UF contended, accord-
ing to the decision.
The union's agreement with UF
also states that faculty members in a
unit with less than five years atUF will
be considered for layoff before those
with more than five years. Pham had
about six years at UF, while others in
her department had less.
UF spokeswoman Janine Sikes
said UF respects the decision but
said it is still unclear how UF will re-
decision, so no
decision has been
made on her rein-
said. She also
Pham noted the decision
could affect the
way UF handles layoffs during the
next round of budget cuts.
"We hope that it will be a lesson,"
said John Biro, president of the Unit-
ed Faculty of Florida.
"The administration has to live up
to the agreements it has signed. If it
violates them, we will be there to call
them on it."
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Hanrahan feeds local seniors with Meals on Wheels
By LAUREN IRIZARRY
Alligator Contributing Writer
If Mayor Pegeen Hanrahan ever finds
herself in need of a new job, she might look
to the food delivery business.
Wednesday was the nationwide Mayors
on Wheels day, part of the Meals on Wheels
program, where 1,040 city mayors across the
states volunteered their time to deliver nu-
tritious meals to area seniors.
This year was Mayor Hanrahan's fourth
time participating in the campaign, which
she said brings awareness to a "critical ser-
"It's more than food being delivered,"
Hanrahan said. "It's a chance to give seniors
some connection to the community."
ElderCare of Alachua County, an out-
reach program of Shands Hospital, sponsors
Meals on Wheels. The organization runs 16
food delivery routes daily to about 200 peo-
ple throughout the county.
Additionally, 715 people are on the wait-
ing list to receive other services provided by
ElderCare, such as personal care, emergency
alert response and help around the house.
Those who receive Meals on Wheels must
be over 65 years old, with the average age
being around 70.
Every weekday morning, 13 volunteers
visit the small office just off of Northwest
39th Avenue to pick up two coolers one for
hot meals and one for cold and a map of
their delivery route.
Depending on the day, additional donat-
ed food may line the hallway for volunteers
to deliver. Wednesday, extra food included
cardboard boxes filled with bags of multi-
grain and cranberry bagels.
ElderCare Executive Director Anthony
Clarizio said a hot meal is the obvious bene-
fit of the program, but a more telling benefit
is the company the volunteers can provide
by checking in with seniors.
"Many folks are home-
bound and don't have
family or friends they can
call on if they need help,"
Clarizio said volunteers
are continually needed.
When a volunteer can't
run a delivery route, one
of the three ElderCare staff members must
Events like Mayors on Wheels are great
because they put a spotlight on senior nu-
trition, leading to an increase in volunteers
and financial support, he said.
But this halo effect often fizzles out after
a period of time.
"Financial support is our biggest need,"
He said the program has completely
run out of funds and is actually on track to
overspend. If this happens, Clarizio said he
must come up with a way to make up that
In total, ElderCare runs on a roughly $2
million annual budget, which stems from
federal grants, private donations and com-
It costs about $100 a month for seniors to
have a hot meal delivered to them daily.
Last year, Clarizio said the program came
within 68 cents of its projected budget.
"If I could, I would have found a way to
spend that too," he said.
Local groups face off over controversial Amendment 1
* ABOUT 120 ATTENDED
By KATHERINE BEIN
Alligator Contributing Writer
In a quietly tense debate, oppos-
ing groups weighed in on Gaines-
ville's controversial Charter Amend-
ment 1 Wednesday evening.
About 120 people attended the
debate, which was hosted by Alach-
ua County Emerging Leaders at the
Best Western Gateway Grand.
If passed, the amendment would
nullify the Gender Identity Ordi-
nance passed by Gainesville's City
Commission in early 2008, which
currently extends anti-discrimina-
tion rights to gay, lesbian, bisexual
and transgender residents.
Gainesville law would then re-
vert to the Florida Civil Rights Act,
which contains no provisions for
Two speakers representing Citi-
zens for Good Public Policy, Mark
Minck and Ed Braddy, argued in
favor of the amendment. The group
formed soon after the ordinance
passed last year. They wish to see
it overturned, claiming that it is too
vaguely worded and puts some citi-
zens at risk.
Opposing the amendment were
two representatives from Equality is
City Elections City Commis-
Lowe and Shelbi Day.
The debate focused on the so-
cial and economic implications the
amendment would have on the city
The pro-amendment group
claimed the ordinance was unnec-
essary, citing a lack of reported in-
cidents of discrimination against
Lowe argued that if Gainesville
were to overturn the ordinance,
businesses would be discouraged
from settling here, as Apple was
in Round Rock, Tex. when the city
passed similar legislation.
Day argued that UF, the city's
largest employer, took a strict stance
against the amendment, claiming it
would make it harder to recruit stu-
dents and professors.
In the end, the opposition ac-
cused the amendment's proponents
of using scare tactics like the issue of
sexual predators in women's bath-
rooms to misinform the public as
to the amendment's discriminatory
The pro-amendment group in-
sisted that Gainesville's citizens
don't want discrimination pro-
tections in the City Charter and
shouldn't have to accept legislation
they find questionable.
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Coverage of celebs often
When celebrities face plights similar to those of ev-
eryday folk, the media falls guilty of spending far
too much time and resources tracking the latest
This past weekend, actress Natasha Richardson suffered
a traumatic head injury while skiing in Canada a tragedy
that claimed her life Wednesday evening. While there is no
questioning the pain and suffering currently being experi-
enced by Richardson's family, the media's attention to the
story has bordered on excessive.
Sadly, too many members of society attempt to live vi-
cariously through the lives of celebrities by reading the lat-
est issue of Us Weekly or scouring the Internet for photos of
Lindsay Lohan's most recent brush with the law. Thus, we
see a vicious cycle in which the media feeds the beast of the
general public who crave deeper insight on terribly insignifi-
Given the current economic circumstances that surround
America, there are far more important issues the media
should be covering with greater care and, in turn, demanded
by the public. From AIG to the latest updates about the credit
market, what really matters in the news has nothing to do
with some actress who fell victim to a freak skiing accident.
Of course the attention paid to celebrities is nothing new
in the American media, but perhaps it is time for us to grow
up and cover only what truly affects the lives of the masses.
While the less desirable aspects of fame include being sub-
jected to newspapers, magazines and television, the media
must strive to be more respectful of the Hollywood elite in
their times of peril.
More fuel was added
to the UF budget
fire with word of
the possible elimination of
66 faculty and staff positions
in the College of Liberal Arts
Dean Paul D'Anieri spoke
with members of the col-
lege on Wednesday, reveal-
ing preliminary plans that
would outline how budget
cuts would affect CLAS in the
The situation is proving
to be a tenuous one for all in-
volved. There remains a great
deal of uncertainty consider-
ing nothing will be finalized
until senior administrators
release a campus-wide plan
Simply put, there is no so-
lution that won't leave some-
Unfortunately, the current
budget crisis will undoubt-
edly breed devastating results
for the entire UF community
- ranging from students to
President Bernie Machen's
hopes to transform the uni-
versity into a world-class
institution will be dashed as
prospective high school stu-
dents and instructors turn
elsewhere to study and teach.
Nothing like having cham-
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pockets, huh, Bern?
The Editorial Board can't
help but feel for the numer-
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who have no idea whether
they will remain gainfully
employed at UF for the up-
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The Pope has announced that he opposes the use of condoms to fight AIDS in Africa.
Pope's stance on condoms optimistic
ou've got to hand it to the pope. He can get away
with saying stuff that would result in public cruci-
fixion for anyone else.
Tuesday, for instance, he told a crowd of Africans that
using condoms may help the spread of AIDS.
Yeah, he went there.
I don't consider myself a qualified expert on public
health, but I'm going to say that using condoms doesn't,
per se, spread AIDS. The pope may be a bit off the mark
here, but he has some good points in his argument.
He said that the best way to stop the spread of AIDS is
through the values of marriage, chastity and fidelity. Old
fashioned, sure, but pretty hard to argue with. If everyone
born from here on out waited until marriage to have sex
and stayed loyal to their spouse, AIDS would practically
disappear within a few generations.
It is completely unfeasible to actually expect everyone
to do this, but it makes sense for the pope to advocate
these Christian values.
The other part of his argument is a good bit more de-
batable, and hence we get the controversy. He argues that
condoms encourage sex albeit safe sex and thus
make people more likely to spread the disease.
Is he right? The evidence is mixed. Most evidence from
liberal, pro-sex ed groups says that condom availability
does not encourage sexual activity, while evidence from
conservative Christian groups says that it does.
Basic economic theory says that it probably increases
promiscuity to a degree. Take high school sex ed classes,
for instance. If you put a condom in front of a horny teen-
age boy and tell him "If you use this device, you can have
sex without any consequences," there's a good chance he'll
give it more consideration than if he thought the ol' hanky
panky would result in syphilis, the clap and a baby.
On the other hand, if you don't
give out condoms, there are plenty
of horny teenagers who do it any-
way and wind up with syphilis,
the clap and a baby.
Then there's also the consider-
ation that a lot of teenagers, and
even college students, probably
shouldn't be having sex, safe or
Sex is a heavily emotional and intimate experience that
many people in our generation take far too lightly. UF's
commonplace drunken party hookups cheapen the emo-
tional value of sex and turn it from an intimate experience
into carnal fucking. Few could argue that passing out con-
doms would help alleviate this problem.
The pope argues that the best sexual experience comes
from waiting until marriage because of the emotional in-
timacy that can be expressed through such an act, which
also has the benefit of eliminating the possibility of STDs
for people who remain faithful to a monogomous relation-
Unfortunately for His Holiness, few people in either
the U.S. or Africa will actually wait until marriage or even
wait to get to know their partners before getting their
The pope's comments seem a bit harsh and decidedly
outdated, but he's really just being optimistic about our
prospects for returning to sex as an emotional experience
and stopping AIDS in the process.
And why shouldn't he be optimistic? He's the freakin'
Johnathan Lott is a political science and economics sopho-
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Letters to the Editor
Columnist misses point of Pentecostal Church
I congratulate Allie Conti for venturing outside her
comfort zone, but I am disappointed as to how little her
horizons were truly broadened. While her observations
as to the United Pentecostal Church may be accurate (I've
never been there), expanding her generalizations to cover
an entire denomination based on one visit is sloppy.
First, as a Pentecostal, I can say that we do not believe
that the way to heaven is through good works, as she im-
plies. Salvation is by faith alone works are simply proof
that we live by our convictions. You can't call yourself a
vegetarian if your favorite snack is bacon.
Similarly, we practice our faith. The works are the ex-
ternal proof. They are not what save you.
Second, church and Christianity are not about gratifica-
tion, no matter what denomination you're a part of.
Are we happy with life? Yes!
We don't like to be glum any more than anyone else.
But Christianity is not about "feeling better" about the
hardships in life.
Can church be like a party? Yup.
You're hanging out with people you enjoy and respect
to honor a deity that you love more than life. How does
that not inspire joy and sometimes downright giddiness?
The manner of presenting the truths of the Bible might
change from church to church and age to age, but the un-
derlying purpose and meaning is always the same. It's not
about surviving "like a cockroach," as Conti stated.
Formality is not necessary to enjoy God. Just love and
Obama administration hypocritical
You know, I realize that nearly the entire Editorial
Board is so completely infatuated with President Barack
Obama, they don't even think of "change" as a monetary
value, but let's really examine this.
Point one: Obama and Sen. Chris Dodd both received
money from AIG in their campaign in 2008, to the sum
total of about $200,000.
Obama's talk of getting the money back is nothing more
than political posturing. Do you really think that Obama is
going to ask for money back from a company that donated
so much money to his campaign? I think not.
Point two: Bonuses are performance-based. If the "pro-
fessionals" at AIG are living up to their end of the bargain,
why should we not reward them? If the company is failing
so badly, then we need people there who can meet or ex-
ceed their performance expectations to turn that company
around. Should we not give them their bonuses and let
them walk away, giving the position to someone possibly
A subpoint to this: Not every division of AIG is failing!
AIG is a huge company with many divisions. The Finan-
cial Products Division (the one that tanked AIG) may be
the most well-known now, but another division that has
shown profit leases construction equipment and airplanes.
Should they not get their bonuses?
Point three: The value of the bonuses is around $160
million. Sounds like a lot, eh? Well, let's put it in terms of
the entire AIG bailout: Less than 1/10 of 1 percent. Such
a small value when viewed as a part of the whole! If it
takes this amount of money to keep productive people on
the job, do it! Spending millions now may save us trillions
THURSDAY, MARCH 19, 2009 U ALLIGATOR, 7
later (or, isn't that the idea?).
Point four: Lest we not forget who authored the bailout
for AIG, Secretary of the Treasury "bailout expert" Tim
Geithner! This is one of Obama's most widely regarded
secretaries. Tisk, tisk, he knew of this! I find the posturing
by Obama sickening. He's breaking his promises one by
He promised no earmarks, and he failed miserably. He
promised stricter rules on lobbyists, he failed. Now he
wants wounded veterans to get their own insurance cov-
Barack blames his troubles on Rush Limbaugh and
former President George W. Bush. Stop misdirecting and
handle the problems! Our previous president inherited a
recession from Clinton. Did he complain? No, he went to
This "change" sounds an awful lot like politics of old.
Broken promises, posturing, and throwing money at a
sinking ship. Welcome back, Carter.
Shane A. Christy
Broward Dining sparrows should be praised
Darwin would be proud of the House Sparrow.
What could be a better response to the human destruc-
tion of natural habitats than to move to human establish-
ments? An animal that can live in McDonald's is an animal
that could live anywhere. It's the perfect evolutionary re-
sponse. See you in China, House Sparrow.
Cutting Vietnamese, Korean programs would cut opportunities
As many of you know, after the end of
this semester, UF will no longer of-
fer the Vietnamese and Korean lan-
Given current global realities, however,
these programs should be expanded, not
cut. While many would defend the removal
of these programs by stating they are unnec-
essary, I disagree. Removing them would
rob the student body of the language skills
needed to compete in the markets of Viet-
nam and Korea.
Currently over 40 percent of the trade be-
tween the United States and the Caribbean/
South America is done through the state of
Florida. The reason our state has captured
such a large percentage of this trade is be-
cause of the fluent Spanish speakers that
are available in Florida to conduct business
with Latin America. Before the economic
crisis, Vietnam had one of the fastest grow-
ing economies in Asia and that is likely to
resume after global markets bounce back.
South Korea itself has the fourth largest
economy in Asia.
Cutting Vietnamese/Korean programs
would cause Florida to miss out on a golden
opportunity to obtain a substantial portion
of these Asian markets in the same way that
it obtained its share of Latin America mar-
The Vietnamese/Korean programs
greatly add to the diversity and interna-
tional credibility of our campus. The classes
for both programs are filled to capacity each
semester and give students an academic op-
portunity that is impossible to find at most
universities. President Bernie Machen stated
Edgar Rodriguez that he believes
Speaking Out UF will one day
become a top-tier
rather ambitious goal.
How can he hope to accomplish this if he
removes two of the programs that make UF
Instruction of Korean language skills also
has national security implications. North
Korea's recent announcement that it would
launch a satellite has many experts speculat-
ing that it's really a test of its missile technol-
ogy. This is a clear example that the situation
concerning North Korea is far from becom-
Given this, U.S. agencies will continue to
need fluent Korean speakers to analyze in-
telligence coming from North Korea.
UF needs to maintain the Korean lan-
guage program to insure that the U.S. is not
lacking in individuals that can speak the lan-
guage should the need arise.
Once UF cuts the Vietnamese/Korean
programs they will be very difficult to re-
store. It took 10 years for the Vietnamese
language program to become a part of UF.
If cut, these programs could disappear
At the very least, UF should wait a year
or two before considering cutting these pro-
grams. In a few months, the money that UF
receives from President Obama's stimulus
package could eliminate the need to cut the
We shouldn't be quick to throw away
something so valuable for short-term gain.
Edgar Rodriguez is a political science junior.
Economic, global challenges create opportunity for change
We are drowning. Not just
in credit card bills and
tuition payments, we are
drowning in false choices.
We are told that we must choose
between making money and mak-
ing a difference, that it is not pos-
sible to harness our strengths,
embrace our passions and have a
career at the same time. We've been
misled, misinformed, and we're
now anxious about the future. But
crisis both economic and plan-
etary creates opportunity.
Whatever you think about your
career during this economic mael-
strom, think the opposite.
Some clarity: the world's biggest
needs align with dynamic oppor-
tunities to engage your strengths,
find meaning and make money.
These challenges are creating
unseen career paths to emotionally,
spiritually and financially thrive.
Selflessness has never been so
profitable. It's also a necessity.
Yesterday's jobs are ignorant
to the reality-bending demands of
zero emission minivans and zero
waste shopping malls. Sacrificing
yourself to the beast of convention-
al wisdom is a 21st Century race to
a better spot in the unemployment
Enjoy the wait the economy
isn't looking too good.
Martin Fisher, raised in Ithaca,
NY, fixes things. He always has,
beginning with outdated electron-
ics in his family's basement. Mar-
tin doesn't particularly like psy-
chology or medicine or marketing.
He likes to fix things. Martin saw
that most of the world's poorest
are small-scale farmers living on
dusty, unproductive land. With
a team of designers, Fisher devel-
oped the MoneyMaker Pump to
Josh Tetrick pull water
Speaking Out andproduc-
Today more than 110,013 pumps
have been sold. Need + strength =
"Why the light bulb?" a student
once asked Thomas Edison. "I find
out what the world needs, then I
proceed to invent." Billions of dol-
lars and one hundred years later,
Edison's answer captures bril-
liantly how we should approach
our future in the vice grip of an ac-
Today, like every other day,
global-warming pollution is
dumped by the 70-million-ton
truckloads into the sewer formerly
known as our atmosphere.
And tomorrow, billions live
another day in the grinding no-
medicine, no-light and no-family
type of poverty. Seventy billion
animals about the number of
humans who've lived in all of his-
tory suffer from cruel and in-
humane treatment inside factory
Don't cry for our planet or
yourself reprogram bugs to beat
back malaria, engineer meat that
preserves our forests and human-
ity, write to amplify one hero's
voice, build a box brimming with
clean power for Africa, install
green roofs for a new generation of
homes in New York. Make Edison
Take the lead in solving the
world's biggest needs. Thou-
sands of Americans already are.
Creating the tools, law, vaccines,
buildings, code, fashion and food
that will allow the planet to grow
stronger while empowering those
living their days on income barely
enough to buy a large coffee.
Whether through burgers, bugs
or light bulbs, seek out the connec-
tions between the biggest needs
and your deepest strengths. Get
on the Internet, Google "engineer-
ing and climate change," "biology
and malaria," "marketing and sus-
tainability," "journalism and social
impact," or other combinations
that hold the informative power -
through jobs or ideas to unleash
Finally, get to work. Our planet
has suffered long enough waiting
for the best of you.
Josh Tetrick, 28, led a United
Nations business initiative in Kenya,
worked for both former President Bill
Clinton and the President of Liberia,
Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, and taught
street children as a Fulbright Scholar
in Nigeria. You can reach him at
8, ALLIGATOR 0 THURSDAY, MARCH 19, 2009
Candidate wants to make Gainesville student-friendly
Schlachta wants higher pay for teachers, police
By KATIE EMMETS
James Schlachta said being a young
Gainesville City Commission candidate is a
On one hand, Schlachta, 33, said he has less
work experience than most commissioners.
But on the other, he said he can identify more
with the college students.
"Although most students don't reside
in Gainesville permanently, they make up
the majority of this city's population," said
Schlachta, who is running for City Commis-
sion At Large Seat 1 in the March 24 elections.
Schlachta graduated from UF in 1999 with
an engineering degree and he said he wants to
change how the commission looks at students.
Students are affected by the local government
when it comes to bar ordinances, for example,
or taxes imposed through Gainesville Region-
al Utilities, he said.
"Now is our chance for the city to work
with the students and make it a more college
student-friendly town," he said.
Schlachta said if elected, he would bring
more technical and budgetary experience to
In his job as coordinator of museum con-
struction at the Florida Mu-
seum of Natural History,
Schlachta helps budget pro-
posed museum projects.
In these lean budget
times, Schlachta said, the
city should adequately pay
police officers, firefighters
Schlachta and schoolteachers.
"The city government
should concentrate on the well-funding of
these jobs before expanding programs and
working new ones into the budget," he said.
He said that officers and teachers train
and start out in Gainesville but later move to
Tampa or Orlando where there are better pay
The commission tends to be out of touch
with its constituents, he said, particularly on
Charter Amendment 1. If passed, the amend-
ment would remove a city ordinance protect-
ing gay, lesbian and transgender people from
discrimination. If it fails, Schlachta said he
thinks pedophiles could abuse the right for
people to use the bathroom of the gender they
most identified with.
"One of the main reasons I'm running is be-
cause of the Charter Amendment 1," he said.
UF architecture student dies from Lou Gehrig's Disease
UF student Starr Bishop died
Saturday from amyotrophic lateral
sclerosis, ALS, also known as Lou
Gehrig's Disease. She was 21.
Born in Jacksonville, Fla., Bishop
was a third-year architecture stu-
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According to friends, Bishop
was diagnosed with ALS last year.
ALS is a disease that affects the
nerve cells in the brain and spinal
cord, according to the ALS Associa-
tion Web site. As the cells deterio-
rate and die, the brain loses its abil-
ity to control the body's muscles.
Donna Imparato, a UF architec-
ture junior, described Bishop as a
hard-working student, passionate
about architecture and "kind of a
She said Bishop had lots of
friends at UF but began to with-
draw as her symptoms got worse.
She said Bishop was the biggest
Gator fan she ever met.
"She didn't a miss a single game
since she was a kid."
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Mastrodicasa makes changes, opposes Charter 1
By HUNTER SIZEMORE
Jeanna Mastrodicasa is not a commissioner
who sits back and watches.
She strongly opposes the controversial
Charter Amendment 1, and she was the
driving force behind a recent bar ordinance
that cracks down on underage drinking.
She spends most of her day bustling between
her jobs as UF's Director of Student Affairs
and Gainesville City Commissioner.
Mastrodicasa, the incumbent for the
Gainesville City Commission At Large seat, is
running against four challengers in the March
24 city elections.
Her work to create taxi stands, formalize
city relations with student organizations and
keep bars open to underage locals displays her
dedication to the students, she said.
"I think I made a mild set of changes that
will only affect problem bars," she said about
her work on a recent ordinance that tightens
age restrictions on bars with excessive under-
age drinking violations.
"I'm not perfect, and I don't
make perfect decisions all
the time," she said in her
city hall office on Wednes-
day. "But I try."
She opposes Amend-
ment 1 largely because of
Mastrodicasa its proposed ban on the
creation of new protected
classes, such as veterans, pregnant women or
"It really flies in the face of local govern-
ment," she said.
The amendment would nullify Chapter 8
of the Gainesville Code of Ordinances, titled
In effect, this would remove protected sta-
tus for transgender, lesbian, gay and bisexual
Gainesville residents and loosen protections
for other classes.
"This really goes against what Gainesville
is about," she said.
to trim budget,
By RACHAEL PINO
Trimming the budget and helping citizens sur-
vive the recession are top priorities for Gainesville
City Commission candidate Marcia Wimberly.
Running against incumbent Scherwin Henry
for Gainesville's District 1 seat, Wimberly moved
to Gainesville from Albany, Ga., in 2004.
She said that a lot can be learned from living in
"People are aware that things are done differ-
ently in other places," she said.
Although this is Wimberly's first time running
for public office, she said she is qualified because
she has the time to work on projects, attend meet-
ings and put thought into her decisions.
While campaigning, residents
asked her why relief programs
that are available in other states
are not offered in Florida.
She said she sympathized with
the young mothers being evicted
and elderly people having their
power shut off, and she wants to
She said talking to struggling
residents makes her want to create a program
like California's Renters Rebate program, which
returns 19 to 21 percent of the renters' property
taxes to the elderly, disabled and low-income
Ideally, the refunded money will re-enter and
stimulate the local economy, which is Wimberly's
Additionally, she said she'd vote against waste-
ful spending and that she would have opposed the
recent $1.1 million expenditure on the Ironwood
Golf Course, which she said hasn't had a profit for
As a single mother of a 13-year-old daughter
named Kharrie and a former foster mother of 10,
Wimberly said the city government should take a
more active role in Florida's education system.
"The schools really spend more time with them
than the parents," she said.
While fostering, Wimberly saw the need for
more social programs that teach life skills that are
not learned in the classroom, so she created the
mentor program Life Coaching for Teens, to assist
adolescents and their families outside of school.
As for her stance on the much-debated Amend-
ment 1, Wimberly said she opposes discrimination
and the amendment.
"I would not like to see us regress in any way,"
Three UF chairs defended their departments
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take into account possible
mitigating factors like the
economic stimulus package.
D'Anieri presented his
proposed cuts in ten tiers,
with the first tiers represent-
ing cuts that would be less
devastating than those in
The first three tiers would
not involve any faculty or
The fourth and fifth tiers
would involve laying off
some staff and faculty, in-
cluding graduate assistants.
The eighth tier would cut
the budget of the geological
sciences department by about
half, according to chairman
The ninth tier would take
a big chunk out of the depart-
ment of communication sci-
ences and disorders, while
the tenth tier would remove
about 65 percent of the fund-
ing for the department of reli-
gion, according to chairwom-
an Narayanan Vasudha.
The chairs of each of the
three departments defended
their units at the presenta-
"The academic study of
religion is crucial to under-
stand the diversity of society,
the history of
On our country and
Campus the world," Va-
sudha said. "It
is unthinkable that a univer-
sity of UF's caliber would be
without a strong department
D'anieri said each of the
departments being consid-
ered for large cuts are strong
departments and said he
hoped the cuts don't happen.
If they do, he said he
would work with the depart-
ments to try to ensure that ev-
ery student would be able to
finish his or her degree.
He also said he looked
forward to public comment
on the proposals and stressed
that nothing is set in stone.
"These are just a draft of
my proposals," he said.
"I fully expect them to
change over the next several
Blair: UF starting to have reputation for breaches
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information, including his Social Security
number, used by someone to apply for a
UF has also been plagued recently by
other privacy breaches. The most recent
breach, announced last month, involved a
foreign hacker possibly accessing the per-
sonal information, including Social Secu-
rity numbers, of about 97,000 current and
former UF students, faculty and staff.
In November, UF's College of Dentist-
ry announced that a server containing the
personal information of 344,000 patients
had been breached.
Blair, who returned Friday from a pri-
vacy conference in Washington, D.C., told
Trustees that UF's recent breaches have at-
tracted some negative attention.
"We are, as you might imagine from
all the breaches, starting to have quite a
reputation in the university community,"
She said more breaches are possible.
"I don't think its gonna go away until
we have a chance to really finish all of the
things that Chuck Frazier (UF's interim
chief information officer) would like to
do," she said.
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Dresden Doll takes solo 'living art canvas' show on tour
"Who Killed Amanda Palm-
Is this the headline of the
nightly crime news beat or the
title of Amanda Palmer's debut
Amanda Palmer, half of caba-
ret/rock band The Dresden Dolls,
explained why she decided to
title her new solo album, "Who
Killed Amanda Palmer?"
"It mostly started out as a
joke because of Laura Palmer on
'Twin Peaks.' I'm a huge David
Lynch fan. I figured for anyone
who didn't get that reference, it
was still a cool album title."
But she is quick to point out
that it is not a concept album.
"It is a collection of songs with a
Palmer will play a show at
Common Grounds Wednesday
with Vermillion Lies. Tickets are
$12. Doors open at 7 pm and the
show starts at 8 pm.
In addition to the 90s show,
"Twin Peaks", Palmer cites many
musical and non-musical inspira-
tions for her music:
"There's a lot. I loved Prince
and Madonna when I was little,"
she said. "They were my big role
JENNIFER ARELLANO + AVENUE CONTRIBUTING WRITER
As she grew up, her taste in-
volved such diverse acts as The
Cure and Phillip Glass. Influ-
enced by the
her, she takes
to music she
finds on the In-
After being a
part of successful duo The Dres-
den Dolls, Palmer wanted to go
"We took a little break a
long, extended hiatus but
we're definitely going to play to-
Palmer said of the Dresden
Dolls that she "wrote all the
songs and played the keys. Brian
played Drums. There's a really
fantastic chemistry between us."
Palmer also cited another un-
usual instrument she is proficient
"I whip out my ukulele occa-
sionally," she said.
Sonically, there is a slight dif-
ference between Palmer's solo
songs and her duo work.
But thematically, playing
alone versus playing with a band
is quite a different experience for
"It's a lot like the difference
between traveling alone and
Confessions of a Blogger
NICOLE FINEO + AVENUE CONTRIBUTING WRITER
Jessica Condatore is an entrepre-
neur who lives in Gainesville and
created her own blog. She gradu-
ated from UNF in 2008 with a
Public Relations degree.
Condatore avoids meetings over
meals, loathes chipped nail polish
and fully insists on grammatically
Condatore, 23, has brought her
passion for Southern Living to 30,000
readers with The Love List, a design
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porary taste with the polish expected
of the Mason-Dixon debutante set.
Global design aficionados look
to the Tallahassee native to enthusi-
astically explain topics ranging from
Chippendale chairs to the Carolina
Paired with write-ups in The
Washington Post and Boston Globe,
The Love List has ledd to a lovely,
"legitimate source of income" no
bailout dollars required.
"It is bittersweet as your own
boss," she explains.
While you won't be pink-slipping
yourself, Condatore insists the self-
employed have a disciplined work
ethic in order to maximize the work
that comes in.
scarce, an estimated
8.5 million Ameri-
cans were self-
employed this past
Condatore January, according
to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Economists tend to agree that in a
recession there is a significant rise in
As your own boss, don't expect
miracles overnight and don't beat
yourself up for making mistakes,
"Be kind to everyone, no matter
how much you'd like to tell them
off," Condatore suggests for a new
"And, for goodness' sake, make
sure your foundation matches your
Shakespeare goes modern
ABIGAIL O'CONNELL + AVENUE CONTRIBUTING WRITER
Students were dropping
their pants right in the middle
of campus Tuesday night.
But it was no exhibition-
ist convention; it was a frantic
costume change during a dress
rehearsal for Shakespeare in
the Park's upcoming play.
Shakespeare in the Park, a
UF student-run theater organi-
zation, will be presenting "The
Taming of the Shrew" on Fri-
day and Saturday at 7 p.m. and
Sunday at 4 p.m. in the Plaza
of the Americas. This is the
third annual production, and
the play is almost two hours
The five-act play is a love
story between the shrewish
Kate and her equally crass suit-
Set in the 1950s to make the
outdated themes more relevant
to today, the show still stays
true to Shakespeare's words,
making it a very "Romeo +
"We're trying to make
Shakespeare more accessible,"
said Haley Likens, president
and assistant director. She
hopes the play ultimately
"shows how much things have
"It's not very PC, so we try
to handle it in a lighthearted
manner," she said of the play's
blatantly misogynistic premise.
"The 50s sort of emulate those
We're trying to make
(Shakespeare more ac-
President and assistant f
The troupe originally
planned to set the show in
the 80s but realized during re-
hearsals it didn't really fit.
Despite the more familiar
scenery, the language may still
be difficult to follow.
The grassy stage is outlined
by luminaries which are all that
separate actor and audience.
Daniel Kistler, who plays
the leading man, Petruchio,
does not mind people walking
by during the show.
"Distractions are gonna
happen," he said. "Every time
we perform it something goes
a little differently."
The actors are trained to
react to possible interruptions
from simply being outdoors,
like if an airplane flies over-
head they are all supposed to
shout "air raid!"
Being outside is second only
to, well, Shakespeare when it
comes to Shakespeare in the
Park, which is a global organi-
Although UF's group is
not officially affiliated, it was
founded on the same belief
that performing Shakespeare's
work is just as important as
The 17-member group is
made up of English and jour-
nalism majors and only two
The cast bought all of its
own costumes and built the set
"We're really just hoping
Tim Tebow comes out," Kris-
, Steak and Blow Job Day deserves recognition
S Guys, before I say anything, I owe you
an apology. With spring break creeping
* up on us, I had no choice but to write
this column a tad too late. But hey,
better late than never, right? Girls, I'm
0 sorry as well, because after reading this,
your future beau will never again allow
* March 14 to be overlooked.
Alas, I announce the holiday most
of us let slip through the cracks: "Steak
* and Blow Job Day." It's one month after
Valentine's Day, and instead of being
showered with candy and flowers, men
expect the two things they treasure most
in life: a steak and a blowjob.
It sounds easy, right? Two very sim-
ple things that bring more pleasure to a
man than any box of Godiva chocolate
covered cherries could ever bring.
If you think about it, making a steak
dinner is a lot cheaper than eating out
like a couple would do on Valentine's
Day. And forget spend- The mod(
ing foolish amounts of takeout h
money on flowers that common
will die next week. men have of girls
Even though a blowjob expert cooks
only lasts for-well,
that depends on many
things-regardless, the ephemeral mo-
ments of blowing bliss will please a guy
without denting your savings account.
But though guys might think a little
kitchen action isn't much to ask for, some
girls will easily disagree. The modern
age of takeout has deflated the common
notion some men have of girls being ex-
pert cooks. Everybody is in a rush these
days, and it's easier to simply call Gator
Food than it is to find a recipe and shop
at Publix. We women aren't necessar-
ily as kitchen-savvy as
ern age of some might think.
as deflated the But if you've got
notion some the right ingredients (a
being grill pan, olive oil and
S steak seasoning) and
the simple techniques,
whipping up a classic
dinner isn't that hard.
But the other part is tricky: to blow
or not to blow? Blowjobs fall under a
vague category when it comes to sexual
activity. Some girls love doing it and
pride themselves on this ability, while
other girls detest it and won't go on a
trip down south no matter who the guy
is. And some girls don't mind it if he's
really someone special.
The problem is that a lot of girls real-
ly don't know what they're doing down
there. Just like the steak, if you have the
right techniques, it's not that hard, no
Girls who claim blowjob abomination
might not really hate it as much as they
think. But, according to www.steakand-
bjday.com, (I know, I can't believe it
exists either) "blow jobs are like pizza,
even if they're bad, they're still pretty
On Valentine's Day, boys are required
to know our favorite flower, so why can't
they be spoiled once in a while?
traveling with a friend. It's very
different. Playing solo is very lib-
erating, but I also often miss the
give and take of being in a band,"
Continuing with the cabaret
theme from her Dresden Dolls
work, Palmer's solo show is
known to be like a living art can-
vas, often traveling with a violin
player and a troupe of four stage
actors called the Danger Ensem-
As a companion to her Ben
Folds-produced debut record,
Palmer will also release a book of
photographs to be accompanied
by commentary by Neil Gaiman,
who wrote "Coraline."
ASHLEY ROSS + AVENUE WRITER
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Gainesville's Best in Cuban,
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Breakfast specials are cooked
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Rockville shows music scene
ASHLEY ROSS + AVENUE WRITER
Take one part Seth Cohen, half
a tablespoon of Blair Waldorf, a
dash of grunge, a side of abrasive-
ness and minds comparable to a
music encyclopedia; let sit for four
minutes in a hipster rock venue
with hot, diehard-music-loving
twenty-somethings trapped in a
world driven by hormones and
you've got "Rockville, CA."
Josh Schwartz, famed as the ex-
ecutive producer of "Gossip Girl"
and "The O.C.," opens the doors
to California's underground music
venue, Club Rockville, on the new
music-oriented series created for
TheWB.com, an interactive video-
on-demand network, on March 17.
The series focuses on the hap-
penings at the club and features 20
webisodes, each about four min-
utes long. And though the cast is
comprised of heartthrobs, leading
lady Alexandra Chando said mu-
sic is the major thread throughout
Each webisode headlines a dif-
ferent band or artist, whose lyrics
help play up the story or plot. Mu-
sic supervisor Alexandra Patsa-
vas handpicked the underground
artists like Earlimart, The Broken
West, White Lies and The Kooks.
While speculation of the show
is predicting another Schwartz hit
series that will impact yot
erations and popular cult
success of the online me
"As far as material, it
as effective as [other show
Andrew J. West, who pla)
er. "It targets a certain ger
it's very relevant to college
Schwartz said in an e-n
things on the Internet are
Music is importan
(everybody, it helps
young people a vo
time they most need it
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at an incredibly fast pac
content has no stigma in
where things show up or h
are viewed or how long t
which is part of the We
Chando wants to raise
for the online medium.
"It's not just some Y
video," she said.
Chando plays Deb, th
music fiend who'll descri
thing with her favorite
tive, 'major', who stumbl
Hunter, the hipster-cute g
an opinion on everything.
are more perfect
for each other than
they know, and
they dance around
a typical roller
*s Hunt- ship.
aeration, But West said
age and it's not exactly the
same old expected
nail that TV relationship
moving and will leave
t for viewers really
give wondering what's
ice at a going to happen.
The trends on
don't come from
style, fashion or
e. Now money. Instead,
terms of there's an indie
ow they vibe that pervades
hey are, the series, offering Matt Cohen
b series music as a way to (with hat) a
the bar wrestle with the CA" a new
'ouTube and conflicts of
e driven The show's music is a periph-
ibe any- eral bearing to the story following
adjec- the couple and its other romantic
es upon pursuits, he said.
uy with All the bands are quite differ-
The two ent, too, fitting under the large um-
Photo courtesy of Pamela Littky/Warner Bros. Television Group
(far left) as Syd, Alexandra Chando (seated left) as Deb, Ryan Hansen
s Chambers and Bonnie Burroughs (right) as Shawn star in "Rockville,
original series from executive producers Josh Schwartz and Alexandra
Patsavas for TheWB.
brella of rock music. But general
consensus for a favorite comes to
"White Lies," an alternative band
from west London.
Each band is only seen for about
30 seconds per webisode, but the
entire band's set and interviews
are available online.
West said the music is extremely
relevant to what's happening with
music right now, and it helps deal
heavily with universal emotions.
"Music is important for every-
body, it helps give young people a
voice at a time they most need it,"
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FREE Tanning, Gym, Comp. lab.
2 Miles from UF on bus route.
::2 Blocks To UF:: -
Room in 4br condo incl utils, internet, cable
TV, pool. Very Nice $375. 283-8777
Walk to Campus 4Br/1.5Ba. Includes elect,
cable tv, & high speed internet. $350/mo
2-Story Townhouse for Fall
Rent an entire 4BR or use Free Roommate
Matching. ONLY 10 Steps to UF $479-$504/
month* All-Inclusive Rent Fully-furnished
3BR/3BA avail now in 4BR/4BA Country-
side condo. $435/mo/room. Direct bus to UF
3 mi. Bball, pool, exercise room, nicely furn.
3rd Fir. W/D, wireless. Flo 352-357-9656,
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-
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-
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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
$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 email@example.com 3-26-
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.
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.
*1BR cottage $435/mo. Call 378-9220 or
mobile 213-3901. 4-22-08-72-2
LUXURY 2/2 ACROSS FROM UF!
From $599/person! W/D
Pets welcome! Free Parking!
$0 MOVE IN FEES
$99 1st month's rent 377-8797
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
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
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-
1 & 2 BRs Now & August!
* Quiet, Convenient, Affordable
* 1 BR $560 ** 2 BR $639
* Walk/Bike to UF/Shands
* Pets OK 372-7555
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
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
** ELLIE'S HOUSES **
Quality single family homes. Walk or bike to
UF. www.ellieshouses.com 352-215-4991 or
HOUSES ACROSS FROM UF
3 BLOCKS TO CAMPUS
2-5 BEDROOM AVAIL FALL
AS LOW AS $450/person
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16, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, MARCH 19, 2009
Come see our 1/1, 2/2 & 3/3 townhomes!!
FREE Cable w/HBO and Showtime
All Amenities plus FREE Tanning
*Sign Today, Get 1 MONTH FREE*
Great Location Behind Butler Plaza
Affordable, Pet Friendly
Available Now & For Fall
1's-$639 2's-$730 3's-$899
Private Dog Park! Free Cable
Gated, Garages, Gorgeous!
Immediate Move-in Specials!
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
(352) 376-2507 www.bivenscove.com
You're in Luck!
One Month FREE!
W/D in each unit!*Tanning!
FREE Cable *Pet Friendly
Waived Move-in Fees!: 372-8100
Move In Today!
One Month FREE & $0 Move In Fees
1/1-from $649*2/2-from $759*3/2-from $899
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
Private, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF.
Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-538-
2181. Can leave mssg. 4-22-08-72-2
...wants you to live here!
1,2, & 3 bdrms, W/D
Gated, Pet friendly,
Immediate Move-in Specials
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!!!
1/1-$754 2/2-$565w/all util 3/3-$452w/all util
2330 SW Williston Rd.
Affordable, Quiet, Comfortable
1's from $550 2's from $375/person
Close to UF, Shands, Butler Plaza
Pet Friendly 376-1248
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
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
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
THREE BLOCKS TO UF!
2br/1ba from $700
No Move-in Fees! Water included
Wood floors avail! Pets loved!
FREE Parking! 372-7111
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
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
ACROSS FROM UF!
No Move-in Fees! Pets loved.
Studios $549, includes electric!
Wood floors available. FREE parking.
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.
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
Walk to Class!
lbrs from $599 150 ft from UF!
$0 move-in fees! Move-in Today!
FREE parking! Pets Welcome!
GREAT ODIN'S RAVEN:
Our 4/4's are classy!!
SIGN TODAY and get $720 off your lease!!
Rates starting at $509!!
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Stop staring at my Apts!
It's hard not to now that
we are furnished/all-inclusive
Brand NEW, Close to campus, 4 bus routes
Large, luxury 1br-4brs with TVs in kitchen
Beach-entry pool*free tanning*pet friendly
Now you can easily
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2 bed luxury condos for rent.
Granite tops, tall ceilings, private balcony,
super quiet construction. $1600/mo.
Call Eric Wild at 352-870-9453
*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-
WALK TO UF AVAILABLE NOW & FALL
1BR/$495 to $550/mo
2BR & 3BR $560 to $1050/mo
Gore Rabell Real Estate
1BRs from $575 2BRs from $655
Sun Bay 0 Sun Key 0 Sun Harbor
Lower deposit for grad students!
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
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
*1 Bdrm- 1BA w/ Loft*
4 Blocks to UF. Cent AC, No Tow Parking,
Pet Friendly, $850/mo
NO FEES and One Month Free!
On Bivens Arm Nature Preserve
Inclusive 2's, 3's, and 4's
W/D and Jumbo Microwaves in Every Unit
Free Water, Cable, Tanning, Alarms, Pool
Great Bus Route! 2 Miles to UF
*Huge 1BR Loft w/Skylight*
3 Blocks to Mid-Town/Univ Ave*Walk to UF
Cathedral Ceilings*Only $799 at Arbor Lofts
Studios and 1/1s ACROSS FROM UF
As low as $559
$0 MOVE IN FEES
Open late and weekends
** Across From UF **
2br/2ba Limited Time Offer for Fall
Luxury Apts w/ Internet & Parking Incl.
111 NW 16th St. -- Call 376-1111
One month FREE!
Zero move-in cost!
1 & 2 BR Villas from $463
Close to Oaks Mall and Archer Road.
Pine Rush Villas 375-1519
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
One month FREE!
Zero move-in cost!
HUGE 2 & 3 BRs from $664
Close to Oaks Mall & Newberry Rd.
Ashton Square Villas 333-1120
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
Bivens Cove is everything you're looking for.
Close to UF and downtown! Two pools!
Free tanning! Pet Friendly!!!
1, 2, and 3 bedrooms ready right NOW!
Move in today & get One Month FREE plus
$0 move in fees.
*CAMPUS EDGE CONDO*
2/2 Walk to UF, Shands & VA. Tile floor, W/D
in unit. Avail fall. $1050/mo. 239-250-6149
Why Pay More??
2/2- $819; 3/2- $959
W/D Included*Pet Friendly*FREE Tanning
(352) 377-7401 www.theboardwalkapt.com
*Live on UF Lake*
Huge 2/2 with Den 3/2
Fully Remodeled $1275/mo
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
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 *
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-
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3BR & 4BR/2BA HOUSES
Hardwood floors, fireplace, new baths,
screened patio, big yard, carport, storage
shed. Minutes to UF, on bus route, $1400-
$1500/mo First, last security. 954-899-7197
BLOCK FROM UF
Available Aug 1st. Houses single family &
attached. Apts. Rent directly from owners. No
middle agent. Flexible terms. 352-377-3852
2 & 3 bd houses for August
cute,cent H/AC, WD,wood fls
quiet areas, yards $725-$1260
WE HAVE IT ALL! GIVE US A CALL!
Union Properties 352.373.7578
Walk to UF from our many properties!
1,2,3 and 4 Bedrooms
CAMPUS VIEW PLACE IS THE BEST!
Forget the Rest and call us today!
Brand New! Located off of SW 13th St.
Union Properties 352.373.7578
ONE YEAR TUITION AT UF $22,000
Textbooks & Supplies $2,000
Calling Union Properties for your new apt.
PRICELESS! Call 352.373.7578
Finding it hard to choose your next rental?
No Worries, We Can Help!
Rentals going fast near UF so call today!
Union Properties 352.373.7578
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
$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,
3 and 4 BR STEPS TO UF!
From $506 per person
$0 MOVE IN FEES
Pets Loved! W/D Available
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
Union Street Station apt above Starbucks
2BR/2.5BA, den/study room, bambo floors,
granite counters, up-graded kitchen.Available
for August. Call Manny 352-317-4408
Near UF 5BR/3BA
2,600 sq ft house
630 NW 36 Street. Available for August
call Manny 352-317-4408 3-19-09-16-2
Very Nice Townhouse
3/3 in Rockwood Villas
Only $375/room or $1125/month
Large BRs & large closets Quiet area.
Great for Pro. students 941-737-6997
Quiet, Clean, Lots of Green Space
2BR/1BA house. $650/mo. Call 352-378-
9220 or mobile 213-3901 3-26-09-20-2
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
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,
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
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/ email@example.com
2 Bedroom Units
Great Sizes & Locations
Close to Campus
Call 352-682-7424/ firstname.lastname@example.org
$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
Hardwood floor, fenced yard, large storage
space. Convenient to UF. 807 NW 15th Ave.
$1050/mo 1st/last/deposit. Call 331-6844 or
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-
$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
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
for available units or call 352-284-0316
Houses, Duplexes, Condo, Townhouses.
Walk/Bike/Bus to UF Neat, clean, quality.
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-
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.
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
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, email@example.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
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
*2/1 Apt, 8 Blocks to UF*
Pet Friendly $700/mo
*2/1 Apt. 3 Blocks to UF*
HW Floors, Large Rooms
Pet Friendly $850/mo
*2/1 Apt-HW Firs-UF 4BIks*
Newly Remodeled, W/D hookups
Pet Friendly, $1200/mo
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
Summer Rates + July Free
on 15 mo lease.
Sun Island 376-6720 sunisland.info 4-22-
$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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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
2br/2.5 ba townhouse for rent! $750.00 a
month. First month free!! Pet friendly! W&D
included! Close to UF and Santa Fe. Bus
stop in front of neighborhood. Call (727)-243-
4688 or (813)-833-3495. 4-8-09-15-2
$550.00 large 1 bedroom condo for rent.
Parquet floors & screened balcony.2nd floor
end unit close to UF,VA & Vet School.No
pets or smokers. Community pool. Call Vicki
at 352-316-3636 for more info. 4-1-09-10-2
2BR/1.5 BA townhouse w W/D. $750/month.
Some utilities included. Two blocks south of
Archer Rd. & 34th St. Rent directly from own-
ers. No middle agent. 786-399-4592 for appt.
2BR 1 BA Apts $650/MO
5 Blks to UF, Central H &Air
Laundry Fac. Carpet, Pets Allowed.
829 SW 5th Avenue
Call Merrill Management Inc.
1BR 1 BA Near Sams Club! $400/Mo
Window A/C, Tile Floor, Laundry
Facilities on site. 2901 NW 14th St.
Call Merill Management Inc.
BIKE TO UF! HUGE luxury 2006 2bd/2ba
condo for rent, 1.5 mi. from campus. Vaulted
ceilings, slated balcony, W/D, walk-in closets
& more. 1,410 sqft! Avail. May 2009. $1,100/
mo. 359-1112 or email@example.com
1 & 2BR/1BA, W/D, DW, cent H/AC, ceramic
tile throughout, front gated patio. Off of 34th
St. On bus #12. From $689/mo. Call 352-377-
1633. www.lenoxcorner.com 4-22-25-2
10 BLOCKS TO UF 2 story cottage. Very
private. Large, fenced yard. Pets ok. 2 car
parking underneath. Quaint 1BR/1BA, Lg
kitchen, dining room, living room. 226 SW
4th Ave. $675/mo. Avail 8/1 352-376-2184
10 BLOCKS TO UF Quaint 1BR/1BA apt in
historic Victorian house. Large rooms, wd
firs, high ceilings, fans, AC/heat, scrn porch,
huge fenced yard. Most pets ok. 225 SW 3rd
Ave. $550/mo Avail 8/1 352-376-2184 4-1-
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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
$515 Room Sublease for Spring and
Summer semesters in a cozy 3/3 Furnished
Apartment. April-August For more info call
Sublease in Looking Glass Apts. 1Br/lBa
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-
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,
SUMMER SUBLEASE COURTYARDS
$469 Directly across street from UF
Multiple rooms available
Completely Furnished/Utilities Included
Mike: firstname.lastname@example.org 949-981-5012
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.
Royal Village Sublease $325
One or Two bedrooms available
Walk to UF. Near Sorrority Row.
On Bus Route
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.
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
SUMMER SUBLEASE @ Windsor Park:
MAY-AUGUST. Master Bedroom w/ private
bath. Wash/dry. PETS WELCOME. 3 diff bus
routes. $595 all inclusive. FEMALES ONLY:
Call/text Leia for more info (248) 497-0585
Roommate Matching HERE
Oxford Manor 377-2777
The Landings 336-3838
The Laurels 335-4455
Greenwich Green 372-8100
Hidden Lake 374-3866
1 br w/pvt entrance avail in 2BR condo Cent
AC/H. 2 pools. Walk to UF. 375/mo
*1BR hdwd firs, pvt ba avail in beautiful NW
house close to UF $395/mo
-:: 2 Blocks To UF:: -
Room in 4br condo incl utils, internet, cable
TV, pool. Very Nice $375. 283-8777
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
1BR/1BA avail march 1st in 2Br/2BA for re-
sponsible mature individual. $390-$400/mo
+ utils. Barandywine on Archer Rd. yttek@
email@example.com or 305-332-6566 3-24-
Room for rent. 2/2 in Brandywine on Old
Archer. Available immediately, flexible du-
ration. $360 + 1/2 util. Call Shane 941-932-
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. 3-26-09-15-4
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-
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
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
18, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, MARCH 19, 2009
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 3-24-09-5-4
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Matt Price Campus Realty, 352-281-3551
NEW CONDOS -WALK to UF
3 Blks to UF. For Info on ALL 1, 2, 3, 4
Bedrooms for Sale, Call Eric Leightman,
Campus Realty at 352-219-2879. 4-22-72-5
Brand new luxury condos starting at $220k.
Granite tops, tall ceilings, private balcony,
steel & concrete construction, alarm system.
Call Eric Wild at 352-870-9453 4-22-72-5
AFFORDABLE LUXURY NEW CONSTRUC-
TION NEAR UF, SHANDS, LAW SCHOOL
2Bed/3 Full Baths + Office. Granite
Counters, 2 Direct Bus Stops to UF. Matt
Price, Campus Realty 352-281-3551
WALK TO UF & DOWNTOWN!
THE PALMS New Ultra-Luxury Condos.
Granite, Huge Closets, Pool, Call Eric
Leightman, Campus Realty, 352-219-2879
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.
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 -
NW gainesville condo for sale, Timberway,
2 bedroom, 2 bath, all appliances, screened
porch, nice quiet complex $99,000.00 (239)
BED QUEEN $120 ORTHOPEDIC
Extra thick, pillow-top, mattress & box. Name
brand, new, still in plastic. Call 352-372-7490
will deliver. 4-22-08-72-6
BED FULL SIZE $100 ORTHOPEDIC
Pillow-top mattress & box. New, unused, still
in plastic w/warranty. Can deliver. Call 352-
MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT $400
Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must
sell. Can deliver. Retail $1600. 352-372-
BED KING $170 PILLOWTOP
mattress & box springs. Orthopedic rated.
Name brand, new, never been used, in plas-
tic with warranty. Call 352-372-8588. Can
CHERRY SLEIGH BED solid with Pillowtop
Mattress & Box. All new still boxed. Cost
$1500, sacrifice $450 352-333-7516
Sofa $175 Brand new in pkg 333-7516
BEDROOM SET. 7pc Cherry, Queen/ king
bed, dresser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, chests
avail. Dovetail const. New, in boxes. Can de-
liver. Retail $6500, must sell, sacrifice $1100
(352) 372-7490 4-22-08-72-6
SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather.
Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail
$2650. Sacrifice $750. Call 352-377-9846
DINING ROOM Beautiful cherry set w/table,
6 Chippendale chairs, hutch & buffet. New,
still in boxes. Retail $5200, sacrifice $1100.
Must sell. Can deliver. 352-372-8588 4-22-
FUTON Solid oak mission-style frame w/
mattress. New, in box. $160 332-9899
DINETTE SET 5pc $120 Brand new in box.
Never used. 352-377-9846 4-22-08-72-6
**BEDS ALL BRAND NEW**
**Full $100 Queen $125 King $200**
Orthopedic pillow-top sets. Brand name
matching sets not used or refurbished. Still
in plastic, direct from factory! 352-333-7516.
BED- QUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mat-
tress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand
new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver.
$130 352-377-9846. 4-22-72-6
Bed- All New King! 3pc Orthopedic pillowtop
mattress set. Brand NEW, still in plastic with
warranty. Can deliver. $200 352-333-7516.
BEDROOM SET- $300 BRAND NEW
Still in boxes! 6 pieces include: Headboard,
2 Nightstands, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must
sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 4-22-08-
FUTON $60 Solid Oak Mission Style. With
plush mattress $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
Full Matching Bdrm Furniture Set in good
condition $400. Desk w/ hutch, full bed frame
w/ mattress, bookshelf, dresser& nightstand.
Kitchen table w/ 4 matching chairs $50 & 2
beige lazy boys $25 each. OBO.
*Queen & Full Mattress sets $60/each
*Dining Table w/4 chairs $125
Call 215-3403 for more information 3-25-
CASH PAID FOR LAPTOP'S
Buy Sell Trade Any Condition
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COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS
We buy computers and laptops
Working and Non-working
378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street
Computer Help Fast Gatorland Computers
House/Dorm Fast response. No waiting/
unplugging/hassels. $30 Gator discount w/
ID. Certified MCSE Technicians. 338-8041.
In the market for a new set of wheels or just
looking to add a second to that collection?
Want personalized handlebars or a fitted
seat? Check in the Alligator Classifieds
NEW & USED BIKES FOR SALE
WE REPAIR ALL BRANDS
Best Prices in Town *
SPIN CYCLE 373-3355
424 W UNIV AVE (DOWNTOWN)
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
bikes, computers, printers, vehicles & more.
All individuals interested in bidding go to:
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SALES, SERVICE, PARTS
Many Brands Available 518 SE 2nd St.
*****New Scooters 4 Less*****
Motor Scooter Sales and Service!
Great Scooters, Service & Prices!
118 NW 14th Ave, Ste D, 336-1271
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-
New Scooters 4 Less has LOW service rates!
Will service any make/model. Close to UF!
Pick-ups avail cheap oil changes!! 336-1271
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
Closest to Campus. Largest selection,
Best Customer Service.
Motorcycles, Scooters, Accessories, and
633 NW 13th Street www.swampcycles.com
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
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
$500! POLICE IMPOUNDS!
HONDAS, CHEVYS, TOYOTAS, ETC.
For listings 800-366-9813 ext 4622
CARS FROM $29/MO!
Hondas 0 Chevys 0 Jeeps and more!
$0 Down, 36 Months @ 8.5% apr.
For listings call 800-366-9813 ext 9765
*FAST CASH PAID*
For any running cars or trucks. 1995 and up.
Clean or ugly. Segovia 352-284-8619 4-22-
000** SUN CITY AUTO SALESOOSOS
WHY PAY MORE? YOU COULD PAY LESS!
300+ vehicles @ wholesale prices 338-1999
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
$$ CASH TODAY! $$
For Your Unwanted Cars
Junk!! Trucks, RVs, & Wrecks!!!
TOP DOLLAR PAID!
386-234-0072 & 386-234-0075
POWER WINDOWS DON'T WORK?
On site available. Call Steve 352-226-1973
CARS FROM $29/MO!
Hondas, Chevys, Jeeps and More!
$0 Down, 36 Months @ 8.5% apr.
For listings call 800-366-9813 ext 9765
LOCAL ARTIST NEEDS:
* Gold Diamonds Gems Class Rings
* ETC Top Cash $$$ or Trade *
OZZIE'S FINE JEWELRY 373-9243. 4-22-
UF GRAD PAYS MORE
for gold jewelry, scrap gold, Rolex, dia-
monds, guitars, etc. Top $$$. Get my offer
before you sell! Call Jim 376-8090 or 222-
The American Cancer Society
Road to Recovery Volunteers Needed!
VOLUNTEER DRIVERS NEEDED
to transport cancer patients to treatment.
Training and liability insurance provided.
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
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for injury or loss arising from contacts made
through advertising. We suggest that any
reader who responds to advertising use cau-
tion and investigate the sincerity of the ad-
vertiser before giving out personal informa-
tion or arranging meetings
LIKE TO WORK WITH LUXURY CARS?
Bright? Enthusiastic? Like people? Must be
over 22, stable work history, clean driving re-
cord, drug-free, personal references.
www.carrsmith.com for details. 4-22-72-14
EARN $60 THIS WEEK!
Donate Plasma & Save a Life
Best part-time job you'll ever have.
Bring this Ad and Earn an
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DCI Biologicals 150 NW 6th St.
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For gently used clothing/accessories & fur-
niture. No appt.necessary! Sandy's Savvy
Chic Resale Boutique 2906 NW 13th St. 372-
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No experience necessary, training provided.
800-965-6520 ext 138 4-22-08-72-14
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own time & pace in your own home! To get
program on DVD's call 352-597-2559. For
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Apply on-line at: www.teamparadigm.com
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Earn up to $150/day being a mystery shop-
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If you're looking to spend this summer out-
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female/male summertime openings for Land
Sports, Waterfront (small crafts, skiing, life
guarding, WSI, boat drivers), Ropes Course,
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Cooking, Gymnastics, Dance, Videography,
Group Leaders & more. Top salaries plus
room/board & travel provided. Call us today
toll free at 1-561-748-3684 or apply online at
Room and Board included
Get Paid to Play!
The Florida Elks Youth Camp (FEYC) needs
male and female summer camp counselors
ages 18 and up. FEYC is an over-night camp
located off of Highway 450 in Umatilla, FL.
The camp runs June 8 July 25. Please
contact Krys Ragland at 1-800-523-1673
Ext. 251 or 352 455-4267 4-22-09-72-14.
LEASING AGENT PT
Friendly, energetic person. Experience
preferred. Great benefits. Must be avail
afternoons & weekends. Apply in person,
Spyglass Apartments. DFWP 4-22-09-45-
DELIVERY DRIVER $15/HR
THURSDAY, MARCH 19, 2009 U ALLIGATOR, 19
HOUSEKEEPING CLEANING JOBS
All around cleaning & laundry. FT available
Mon-Fri, 10am 5pm. $7.25/hr, experience
and good attitude preferred. All 256-3323 for
more info and interview. 4-22-09-36-14
Clinical Research Coordinator needed
for busy clinical research site. Must be ex-
perienced in Phase -IIll trials. LPN or RN
prefered but not mandatory. Fax Resume to
IT/Programming Internship. Local invest-
ment firm seeks individual to work PT/FT
with SQL, HTML, ASP, databases, servers,
and networks. 2+ yrs exp pref. $15-20 per
hour + bonuses, long term capability. Fax
resume to 352-378-4156. 4-22-09-33-14
Quality child caring center is looking for dedi-
cated people who love working with children.
FT/PT, exp. required and a CDA, AA or BA
in education. Benefits available with FT. Call
377-2290 or 373-1481 3-25-09-15-14
Administrative Assistant / Customer Service
Rep with good computer, communication,
and people skills. $8/hr, 20hrs/wk, fax re-
sume to 352-378-4156 4-2-09-20-14
Receptionist,Dental Office, PT, Tu/Th,
Flex. Hours, Haile Plantation, non-smoker,
sunny office, CV to email@example.com
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email : firstname.lastname@example.org
PHONE SURVEY INTERVIEWERS
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Opinion research only! Flexible schedules!
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Now hiring servers, pizza makers, cooks and
drivers. Serious workers only. Apply in per-
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Premier Corporations is Now Hiring
- highly organized (goal + deadline oriented)
-comfortable proficiency w/computers +
new software (basic knowledge of
graphics/graphic design is a plus)
- skilled in communication + conflict
- critical + analytical + creative thinking
Submit resumes to:
Oak Hall School is seeking energetic, cre-
ative, and enthusiastic individuals with a love
for children to staff its summer day camp
program. Positions in the camp are available
in our Preschool day camp, our Kindergarten
day camp, our Middle School day camp, and
our elementary school age day camp offered
at Oak Hall. We also have positions at our
elementary school age day camp at Camp
McConnell in Micanopy. Individuals for the
day camp should be available to work daily
from June 8-July 31. Interested applicants
should submit a resume to Jeff Malloy,
Oak Hall School, 8009 SW 14th Avenue,
Gainesville, FL 32607 or via e-mail at jmal-
email@example.com by March 27th. Interview
information regarding group interview on
March 28th will be sent out upon receipt.
MEDICAL RECEPTIONIST: Full time.
Scheduling, phone calls, verifying insurance,
entering payments and coordinating office
activities. Resume firstname.lastname@example.org
PHONE AGENTS NEEDED
Must have Excellent Vocabulary and
Communication skills. PC skills needed.
4112 NW 22nd Drive. 352-371-5888 x 111
Seeking part-time editor; must have prior
editorial/copy editing experience and for-
mal training in advance grammar skills.
Preference will be given to journalism majors.
Rate is $9 per hour. Please send resume to
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at Soul Train Stops. 2 E. University Ave.
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PT/FT work. Tasks from email and phone
to filing and bookkeeping organization re-
quired. QuickBooks/bookkeeping useful.
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schedule, small/friendly environment
with growth potential. Email resume to
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THURSDAY, MARCH 19, 2009
Calathes returns to form in UF's win over Jacksonville
By MIKE DiFERDINANDO
Alligator Staff Writer
Nick Calathes looked a lot more like his old self Wednes-
The sophomore scored 19 points and dished out six as-
sists as UF (24-10) rolled to an 84-62 win against Jacksonville
(18-14) in the first round of the National Invitation Tourna-
ment in the O'Connell Center.
The All-Southeastern Conference point guard struggled
down the stretch in conference play.
In UF's final three games of the season, he scored in dou-
ble figures just once (11 points against Arkansas in the SEC
Tournament) and turned the ball over 16 times.
"I've been in a shooting slump, and it felt good
hitting a few shots."
UF sophomore guard
"I've been in a shooting slump, and it felt good hitting
a few shots," Calathes said. "And to be honest, it felt good
Though forward Chandler Parsons was replaced in the
starting lineup by freshman Erving Walker (11 points), he
notched his second double-double of the season, scoring 17
points and grabbing a career-high 14 rebounds.
"When he takes it to the glass and runs the floor like that,
he's a different player," Calathes said. "I think he changed
the game for us."
UF coach Billy Donovan said the change to the lineup is
SEE HOOPS, PAGE 21
UF center Alex Tyus drops in a layup during the Gators' 84-62 win against Jackonsville in the first round of the NIT
in the O'Connell Center on Wednesday.
DeSclafani earns first college victory against Knights
By KYLE MAISTRI
Alligator Staff Writer
ORLANDO FSU may have
been billed as the big midweek in-
state rivalry game for UF, but you
would never know it from the crowd
that turned out at Jay Bergman Field
to watch Central Florida take on the
A record crowd of 2,758 wit-
nessed UF (11-7, 0-3 Southeastern
Conference) come away with a 7-3
Freshman right-hander Antho-
ny DeSclafani (1-0, 5.02 ERA) got
the start and pitched five innings, al-
lowing just 1 run in his first college
win. The power pitcher stayed in the
strike zone all night, throwing first-
pitch strikes to 21 of the 23 batters he
faced while striking out four.
"I always try to strike people out
and challenge people," he said.
DeSclafani worked out of a jam
in the bottom of the second inning
after Central Florida (7-12) put run-
ners on first and third with no outs
on back-to-back singles by Beau
Taylor and Kiko Vazquez. DeScla-
fani responded by striking out the
next batter and getting the second
out on a pop-up to catcher Buddy
Munroe. Josh Adams, who recently
moved to shortstop from third base,
made a strong defensive play on a
line drive to record the final out.
The Gators were the first team
to light up the scoreboard, striking
with 3 runs in the top of the third in-
ning. Matt den Dekker drove in the
game's first run after a single chased
SEE BASE, PAGE 21
Performance against Dolphins displays in-it-to-win-it attitude
The banners were strange. They were painted black
with a diamond-shaped logo that doesn't belong in
the O'Connell Center. They read "National Invita-
tion Tournament" and spoke of postseason dreams, but
not the postseason dreams with shining moments and the
Only 4,350 fans showed up to watch UF brush Jackson-
ville aside 84-62 on Wednesday night, and the rest of The
Gator Nation missed the team announcing to the country
that it is ready to accept college basketball's consolation
prize. After all, that's all that's left for the Gators.
"There's nothing else we can do," forward Dan Wer-
ner said. "We're in this tournament.
When you're a competitor, your goal
is always to win."
So what if the NIT is the NCAA
Tournament's weird little brother no
one pays attention to? UF is in it to
Evan Drexler win it.
The Drex Factor Nobody would blame this Gators
email@example.com team for dogging it up and down the
court at this point in the season. After
a 16-2 start that looked incredibly promising, the bottom
fell out, and the NIT became their playoffs.
But instead, the Gators ran hard, sweated on defense,
drove to the basket, slammed home dunks and fought for
rebounds in the game's waning moments.
For those of you who couldn't make it to the game -
and there are a lot of people who fit that description -
and for those of you dismayed that television executives
decided this game didn't merit airing, you missed a team
that is not ready to give up on its season.
You missed sophomore forward Chandler Parsons get-
ting absolutely manhandled on a dunk attempt, falling to
SEE EVAN, PAGE 21
*You have until noon to sign up for our U UF tennis player Joanna Mather Today's question: Did Percy Harvin and Louis Murphy help Percent (otes)
bracket challenge at alligator.org/sports and was named the SEC Freshman of or hurt their draft stock by not running the 40-yard dash at Yes 67% (32)
win $200 in prizes. What are you waiting the Week on Wednesday after go- Pro Scout Day on Wednesday? No 33% (16)
for? Also online is a recap of the Santa Fe ing 4-0 in singles and doubles play Previous question: Will the UF men's basketball team make 48TOTAL VOTES
College baseball team's big win Wednesday. last week. it to the NIT Semifinals in New York? (see right for results)
THURSDAY, MARCH 19, 2009 U ALLIGATOR, 21
Hilberth brings home 3 runs in doubleheader sweep
* THE SENIOR CATCHER WENT 4
FOR 6 AT THE PLATE AGAINST FlU.
By ADAM BERRY
Alligator Staff Writer
Whether at the plate or behind it, Kris-
tina Hilberth made the big plays her team
The senior catcher had three RBIs dur-
ing a 4-for-6 outing at the plate in No. 1
UF's doubleheader sweep of Florida Inter-
national at Katie Seashole Pressly Stadi-
um. Hilberth also snagged two foul balls,
including a game-ending sliding grab with
the tying run on third in UF's 3-2 victory
in Game 1.
"If I gave such a thing as a game ball,
it would've went to Kristina Hilberth," UF
coach Tim Walton said. "She was electric,
doing things you don't even notice. She
had a really, really, really good game."
The Gators (29-2, 8-0 Southeastern Con-
ference) scored 3 runs in the second inning
of their first game against the Golden Pan-
thers (16-17) despite being outhit seven to
UF improved on its Game 1 struggles
with a 5-0 win in the second game of the
day. The Gators put 4 quick runs on the
board and nearly tripled their hit total
from the previous contest with 11.
The Golden Panthers came out swing-
ing Wednesday afternoon. Fresh off her
first career no-hitter, Stacey Nelson (15-2,
0.38 ERA) struggled in the circle. FIU's
seven hits were the most an opponent has
had against Nelson all season.
"Stacey was probably as bad as she's
been all year," Walton said. "She was
good, but for her standards, she wasn't
nearly as good as she needs to be."
After coming out strong at the plate in
Game 1, Stephanie Brombacher (14-0, 0.72
ERA) held the Golden Panthers to just four
hits and struck out 10 batters in seven in-
nings in the second game.
"Me and Stacey talked a little bit after,
and I knew that the top of the lineup was
really aggressive. So I knew I could throw
the ball a little more off the plate, and I
knew that they were going to chase it,"
The closest the Golden Panthers came
to scoring a run against Brombacher was
in the sixth, when FIU's Kim Rodriguez
doubled to right field.
Alicia Sisco found Ali Gardiner, who
cut the throw off and found Hilberth in
perfect position to tag Golden Panthers
shortstop Desiree Fink, preserving the
In Game 1, freshman Michelle Moultrie
drove in Francesca Enea to put UF up by 1,
and Hilberth singled to left field, driving
in Megan Bush.
When Moultrie was caught in a run-
down between second and third, Kristine
Priebe crossed home plate for the Gators'
last run of the game.
The Golden Panthers cut the lead to 1
UF catcher Kristina Hilberth runs to second base during the Gators' 3-0 win against
Baylor on Feb. 6 at Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium.
in the fourth inning after Bush fumbled a
grounder to load the bases.
Enea dove but was unable to grab a
shot to left field by FIU's Lisa Brooks, and
2 runs scored.
Nelson held off the Golden Panthers
for the rest of the game, and the Gators se-
cured the win.
With Tiffany DeFelice out for an un-
known period of time with an injured
wrist, Walton started Priebe at designat-
ed hitter in both games and gave Sisco, a
freshman, the start in right field in Game
2. Sisco responded by going a perfect 3 for
3 at the plate.
"I've been working really hard on my
hitting, and I finally came through, and it
feels really good," Sisco said.
Shipman remains composed, knocks down free throws after hard foul
HOOPS, from page 20
something he plans to stick with in the coming weeks.
"Chandler played 18 minutes (per game) last year. Some-
times guys have a hard time adjusting to an expanded role.
They put more and more pressure on themselves," Donovan
said. "I thought it would be an opportunity to try and help
Chandler a little bit."
The 6-foot-9 swingman has started all but six games this
"As long as I'm out there playing, I don't care," he said.
Alex Tyus (13 points) scored UF's first 7 points and the
Gators went on an 8-0 run early in the first half. They held
the lead for the rest of the game.
The Gators played some of their best defense of the sea-
son, holding the Dolphins to just 37 percent shooting from
the field and 26 percent from 3-point range.
"I wish we would have started doing this a little earlier,
but I think we have been playing decent defense all year,"
forward Dan Werner said. "It wasn't like last year when we
With 14 seconds left to play in the first half, Jacksonville
forward Lehmon Colbert knocked forward Ray Shipman to
the ground as he was going for a layup.
"It was a real hard foul," Shipman said. "I could have
got up and retaliated, but I knew that wasn't the right thing
to do. I laid down, gathered myself. My instinct, I wanted
to get up and attack him. I just got my head right, looked
around, knocked my free throws down."
Missed opportunities on offense, errors on defense still troublesome
BASE, from page 20
home third baseman Clayton Pisani. Adams
was next up and promptly took what would
be the last pitch from Central Florida starter
Bryan Brown (0-3, 11.57 ERA) off the left-field
wall for a 2-run double.
Though UF scored 7 runs, coach Kevin
O'Sullivan said his team is still missing oppor-
tunities at the plate.
"A strikeout is one thing, but a strikeout
with runners in scoring position is something
that hurts us," he said.
The Knights plated their first run in the bot-
tom of the fourth thanks to the Gators' chronic
infield defense problem.
With two outs and nobody on, second
baseman Jerico Weitzel and Adams booted
consecutive ground balls before Austin Smith
singled home an unearned run. Weitzel did
his best to redeem himself, making a diving
snag on a hard-hit ground
ball and nailing the runner
at first for the third out of
Baseball "Pitching and defense
are our two big things, and
we have to do a better job of
it," said Pisani, who committed an error of his
Orlando native Clint Franklin came in
to replace DeSclafani after Taylor led off the
bottom of the sixth with a line-drive single to
The bullpen held the lead and the offense
tacked on 2 more runs in the seventh when
Pisani drove in Daniel Pigott and Riley Coo-
per with a double down the third-base line,
putting UF ahead 5-1.
The Gators scored 2 insurance runs in the
eighth, and junior Tony Davis gave UF 1 2/3
innings of no-hit baseball before turning the
ball over to Billy Bullock in the ninth.
EVAN, from page 20
the floor as a Jacksonville player
blocked his shot with authority.
Parsons didn't hang his head -
on the next possession, he hit a
You missed freshman guard
Erving Walker, with UF up by 10
points early, diving to save balls
from going out of bounds on two
You missed freshman forward
Ray Shipman take a brutal foul
down low, slam his shoulder
and wrist into the hardwood,
not make a fuss and hit two free
You missed Parsons being on
the receiving end of an unnec-
essary and possibly intentional
shove right after that and not re-
taliating as a technical foul was
called on Jacksonville. Instead,
he just walked to his bench, clap-
ping in the guilty Dolphin's face.
"They were out of the game
by that time," Shipman said. "But
we're not going to let them push
us around. We were pushing,
too. I don't want to let them think
they're getting the best of us by
Moments like those build
team unity, and this is a team
that needs some of that after a
disappointing end to the regu-
lar season. They're united now.
They knocked off Jacksonville
with ease, and they know what's
"I just know we're playing Mi-
ami on Friday," center Alex Tyus
said. "If we play our game, we
can beat anybody."
If they can play with as much
effort for the rest of the NIT
as they did tonight against an
admittedly outmatched team,
there's no doubt the Gators can
bring another banner back to the
O'Connell Center. It won't be the
banner fans have come to expect,
and it won't be the banner the
team wanted at the beginning of
the season, but it would be a ban-
It's a banner this team wants
22, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, MARCH 19, 2009
Women prepare for NCAA Championships in Texas
By MERCEDES MACHADO
It's the invitation of a lifetime.
Freshman swimmer Melani
Costa-Schmid knows what she
needs to do in the next few days
but at the same time is aware that
this meet will be like no other. As
a native of Spain, she is not used
to swimming measured in yards,
but at the NCAA Championships,
she will have to do just that.
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meet is the culmination of the sea-
son for the Gators (9-2).
Divers Monica Dodson and
Kara Salamone, who qualified for
the NCAAs last weekend at the
Zone B Diving Championships,
will be representing the Gators in
the 1-meter, 3-meter and platform
"I'd love to be a finalist on all
"I think I have
a good chance.
I have been
C o s t a -
Salamone Schmid will
in the 200-, 500- and 800-yard
freestyles. Though she says she
is enjoying her experience at UF,
her adjustment to a U.S. school
and athletic program has not been
easy. Her long-term goal is to im-
prove for the Olympics, but she is
choosing to live in the moment.
"I'm happy about making
it, but it's weird for me. I'm lost
in the American meet," Costa-
"But I will do what my coaches
say to do and the most I can do."
UF will bring more competi-
tors to the NCAAs than any other
Freshman Shara Stafford was
invited to the Championships but
will not compete due to an injury.
"We're going to need someone
to step up and make an impact
in the freestyle events without
Shara's presence," coach Gregg
"She was a potential scorer in
three individual events and in all
of our relays."
The Gators will start prelimi-
naries at 11 a.m. and finals at 7
p.m. each day. Last year, they left
with a sixth-place finish.
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Four gymnasts out for postseason
By EUGENIO TORRENS
When Amanda Castillo stung her ankle against Utah
on Friday, UF (6-4, 3-3 Southeastern Conference) could
only hope it was a minor injury.
Turns out it was a knockout.
Castillo partially tore her left Achilles tendon and
will miss the rest of the season.
"She has chosen wisely, and I agree with her that
she's going to go ahead and get surgery and get a
jumpstart on next season, saving herself about three
months' recovery time," UF coach Rhonda Faehn said.
Castillo, a two-time defending SEC champ on floor
exercise, will be out for the SEC Championships on
Saturday and any other postseason meet in which UF
The latest injury marks the fourth gymnast one-
third of the team to have her season cut short by
"We're extremely limited," Faehn said. "We just
don't have the bodies to put out there."
Even the lone senior on the team hasn't been spared.
Corey Hartung has not performed all-around since Feb.
20 against Alabama.
Hampered by a third-degree strain of the soleus
muscle in her left calf, Hartung was limited to uneven
bars and balance beam against Georgia on Feb. 28 and
didn't compete at all against Michigan and Utah.
She has been resting up in an effort to be healthy
enough to do at least bars and beam in the SEC Cham-
pionships and compete in the NCAA Regional.
"We have to be very smart and careful with her,"
"As much as she is insistent and really wants to be
out there. She says she's fine. I don't doubt that, but we
have to be careful."
The team is so battered and beaten that Faehn has a
different outlook heading into the postseason.
"Our goals have changed, and we're not looking at
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Faehn said the injuries this year have shed light on
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Sophomore Alicia Goodwin returned to the beam
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a 9.875 in two consecutive meets to finish as the best
beam performer for UF. Goodwin was pulled from
the lineup earlier this season because of falls in three
The door also opened for Ashley Kerr, who filled in
for Castillo on beam against Utah. It was Kerr's college
competitive debut on beam.
"It was wonderful to see the athletes really step-
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voids," Faehn said.
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Harvin, Murphy, Ingram steal show at Pro Scout Day
By MIKE McCALL
Alligator Staff Writer
Percy Harvin, Louis Murphy
and Cornelius Ingram caught pass-
es in The Swamp for the final time
Wednesday, showing off for NFL
scouts at UF's Pro Scout Day.
As always, the trio was impres-
sive, showing the players' potential
at the next level and the void the
2009 UF football team will have to
fill after their departures.
"I'm wondering how we're go-
ing to get a first down next year after
watching that receiving workout,"
coach Urban Meyer said. "It's bitter-
sweet because you're saying good-
bye to a lot of these guys, but you're
seeing a lot of hard work pay off."
Running back Kestahn Moore,
long snapper James Smith, tight end
Tate Casey, linebacker Jamaal De-
veaux, and linemen Phil Trautwein
and Jason Watkins worked out as
well, but the athletic tight end and
two speedy receivers commanded
the most attention.
Harvin and Murphy chose not to
run the 40-yard dash they'll stick
with their NFL Combine times of
4.41 and 4.43 seconds, respectively
- but Ingram ran twice.
The NFL Combine and UF Pro
Day amount to a season's worth of
football for Ingram, who is trying to
prove he has recovered from the torn
ACL that sidelined him last year.
"(The injury) is definitely not an
issue," Ingram said. "Going in to the
Combine, I was thinking about it a
little bit more, but today I was totally
relaxed and just came out like any-
thing else. I felt good throughout the
day, and the knee was fine."
Ingram will have help from agent
Drew Rosenhaus, who was on hand
for the workout.
Ingram said he chose Rosenhaus
because he represents several top
pro tight ends and because of his
experience with running back Wil-
lis McGahee, whom he helped earn
a first-round selection despite tear-
ing three knee ligaments just four
months earlier. Harvin faces a simi-
lar hurdle, as he must prove to NFL
teams the injuries that plagued his
career in Gainesville are over.
"I'm wondering how we're
going to get a first down
next year after watching
that receiving workout."
UF football coach
"It doesn't matter who it is, if
there's a history of not practicing,
off-the-field issues or any instability,
there's a concern there," Jackson-
ville Jaguars receiving coach Todd
Monken said. "You have to have a
guy go and produce when you take
him as high as he's athletically ca-
pable of going."
Harvin's athleticism was on full
display during the route-running
drills. He made sharp cuts, showed
off his speed and caught every pass
thrown his way by former Gators
quarterback Doug Johnson.
The 31-year-old Johnson was
sharp, and his performance certainly
won't hurt his chances of rejoining
pro football after being cut by the
Cincinnati Bengals in 2007.
Harvin said he will meet with
around 10 NFL teams individually
before the draft. Monken said which-
ever team drafts Harvin should use
him out of the backfield, at wideout
and as a kick returner, an opinion he
formed while recruiting Harvin for
LSU in 2005.
Monken watched Harvin play
for Virginia Beach Landstown High,
and one play from that game stuck
in his memory: Harvin took a bub-
ble screen, reversed field and scored
from 40 yards out as the clock ex-
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"That was the first time I ever saw
him in person, and I'll never forget
it," Monken said. "I've always been
a big fan. That doesn't mean squat
about what the Jaguars will do, but
I'm a big fan."
'THE PROMISE' GETS A PLAQUE: UF
fans are unlikely to forget quar-
terback Tim Tebow's passionate
speech after UF's 31-30 loss to Mis-
sissippi, but just in case, it's on the
wall outside The Swamp.
An engraved plaque near the
door of the Heavener Football Com-
plex bears the text of "The Promise,"
which CBS commentator Veme Lun-
dquist said will go down as one of
college football's greatest speeches.
EIGHT RULED OUT FOR SPRING: The
Gators will take the field Wednes-
day for spring practice, which cul-
minates in the Orange and Blue
Game on April 18, but eight play-
ers will be held out due to injuries.
Defensive lineman Brandon
Antwine (knee), linebacker Brandon
Hicks (shoulder), offensive lineman
Mike Pouncey (shoulder), kick re-
turner Brandon James (foot) and
receiver Omarius Hines (thighs) are
among those out.
Defensive linemen Carlos Dun-
lap (abdominal strain) and Terron
Sanders (calf), offensive linemen
Carl Johnson (knee) and James Wil-
son (feet), linebacker Brendan Beal
(knee) and a few others will all be
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