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TUESDAY, MARCH 24, 2009


Bill may save



state $47M


By THOMAS STEWART
Alligator Staff Writer
tstewart@a Iligator org

A bill that would force stu-
dents to pay back Bright Futures
money for classes they drop after
the Drop/Add period would
save the state about $47 million
in 2009-2010, according to a new
cost estimate.
The estimate, released last
week, predicts that more than
312,000 credit hours will be
dropped by college students in
Florida in 2009-2010.
If the state was reimbursed for
those hours, it would save about
$30 million. The other $17 mil-
lion in savings would come from
the part of the bill that increases
the number of credit hours per
year students need to take to be
eligible for the full Bright Futures
scholarship from 12 to 24.
Gov. Charlie Crist's budget
for next fiscal year includes about
$481 million for Bright Futures.
According to UF officials, im-


plementing the bill at UF would
cost $250,000 for system modifi-
cations in the first year as well as
$150,000 annually for staff.
Incoming UF Student Body
President Jordan Johnson, who
said Bright Futures and budget
cuts will be the
focal points
of his presi-
dency, which
begins this
summer, said
he agrees that
Bright Futures
Crist needs to be
pared down
but said this bill is not the way
to do it.
Students should be allowed
to drop a class later in the semes-
ter without being punished if
they've signed up for more than
they can handle, he said.
"No one's perfect," Johnson
said.
Instead, he said he'd like to
see standards for the scholarship
raised.


ELECTIONS

Candidates, activists prepare for election results


By HUNTER SIZEMORE
Alligator Writer
jhsizemore@alligator.org

The battle lines are long-drawn.
For weeks Charter Amendment 1 sup-
porters and opponents have struggled


over the minds of Gainesville voters.
And today, for one side, all of the ef-
fort will amount to defeat and an unhappy


to the Gainesville City Charter.
For the At-Large 1 seat, incumbent City
Commissioner Jeanna Mastrodicasa, who


future. opposes Amendment 1, faces four chal-
In addition to the controversial amend- lengers: Richard Selwach, Tom Cunilio,
ment, voters will also decide on two elect- Robert Krames and James B. Schlachta.
ed officials and an additional amendment All four challengers are in favor of


Charter Amendment 1, which would nul-
lify Chapter 8 of the Gainesville Code of
Ordinances, titled "Discrimination." In-
stead, protections would be provided by
the Florida Civil Rights Act at the state

SEE PROTEST, PAGE 9


Campaign ends, candidates plan local watch parties


By EMILY FUGGETTA and
KATIE EMMETS
Alligator Writers
Efugetta@alligator.org
Kemmets@alligator.org

After nearly two months of in-
tense campaigning, Gainesville
City Commission candidates will
draw the curtain on election sea-


son today.
From socializing with support-
ers to holding signs on street cor-
ners for a last minute pitch to vot-
ers, each candidate has a plan for
their final campaign day.
At-large Gainesville City Com-
mission incumbent Jeanna Mas-
trodicasa plans to watch today's
election coverage at Gainesville's


Star Garage. After the results are
in, she said
Gainesville she will head
City Elections to The Top
restaurant as
she did after
she won her three-year term in
2006.
"We had a really good time. Ev-
eryone there was very receptive,"


she said.
She said she would go to The
Top, win or lose.
"I may have to drink my sor-
rows away," she joked.
Mastrodicasa said she hopes
her supporters will come to enjoy
the night with her.
"It's going to be an open place,"
she said. "Come on along!"


She will also try to make a stop
at Brophy's Irish Pub, where the
anti-Amendment 1 community
plans to await the results.
Scherwin Henry, the incumbent
for District 1, will spend election
night with family, friends, donors
and supporters at Matheson Mu-
SEE CANDIDATES, PAGE 9


The No. 8 UF
women's basket-
ball team will face
No. 1 Connecticut,
coached by Geno
Auriemma (right),
in the second round
of the NCAA Tour-
nament tonight at
7:11 p.m.
See Story, Page 18.


UF startup invited to meet with Obama
Deepika Singh, president of UF start-up
company Sinmat, bought a plane ticket and
headed for Washington, D.C., where she was
praised Monday, along with representatives
from other "clean energy" companies, by
President Barack Obama.
The event was part of an announcement of
billions of dollars in clean energy appropria-
tions in the new federal budget.
"Innovators like you are creating the jobs
that will foster our recovery," Obama said


during the event.
Sinmat, a 15-employee company cofound-
ed about five years ago by Deepika and her
husband, Rajiv, a UF materials science and
engineering professor, develops technology
that makes lighting more efficient, Rajiv said.
It was created after the couple licensed
technology developed at UF, he said.
"It was a great honor to be invited and
recognized," Deepika wrote in an e-mail after
the event.
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Lookin' for Lizards
UF student Chris Grassa looks for green anole lizards at the edge of the Dairy Pond near the North
Lawn Monday afternoon. Grassa's friend is studying the spread of brown anoles and their affect
on the green anole population in Florida. He lamented the overcast sky, as the lizards come out to
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2, ALLIGATOR U TUESDAY, MARCH 24, 2009
News Today


LOCAL
Campus assault suspect
still on loose
Police are still searching for
a suspect involved in an on-
campus assault of a former UF
student and employee Friday
night.
The 21-year-old woman was
leaving the law school library
around 9:15 p.m. when a man
riding a dark, beach-cruiser
style bicycle approached her
and asked her for money, said
University Police Department
Capt. Jeff Holcomb.
The woman declined to give
him money, and at some point
after that the man shoved the
woman and she shoved him
back, Holcomb said. After a brief
"shoving match," the woman
slashed both of the man's arms
with an eyebrow trimmer, and
he fled west on Southwest Sec-
ond Avenue, Holcomb said.
The woman was not injured.
A search was conducted, but
the suspect was not found, a
UPD news release said.
The suspect is described as
a 20- to 30-year-old white man
with long hair, about 5 feet 8
inches tall, according to the re-
lease. He was wearing a white
tank top, dark pants, boots and
a hat.
The woman was last regis-
tered as a student in the sum-
mer of 2008, according to UF's
Office of the Registrar. She had
also worked at UF as a student
assistant, but her term of em-
ployment ended March 9, ac-
cording to UF's Office of Hu-
man Resource Services.
Holcomb asked anyone with
information about the crime to
call UPD.
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TUESDAY, MARCH 24, 2009 U ALLIGATOR, 3


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Student-run firm interviews students for campaign


By CHELSEA KEENAN
Alligator Writer

A large blue truck parked be-
tween the Plaza of Americas and
Peabody Hall was soaking up the
memories on Monday afternoon.
The truck was used as a make-
shift video studio for about 30 stu-
dents who stopped by to share sto-
ries and eat free pizza as a part of the
"When Did You Become A Florida
Gator?" campaign.
UF sociology senior Ana Her-


rera sat on a bench inside the truck,
the walls of which were covered in
blue and orange fabrics with an Al-
bert the Alligator print, while she
thought about her story.
"It was four years ago, right after
I got my acceptance letter," she said.
"The next day my stepdad went and
switched his car decal from LSU to
UF."
The truck, which is often used
to display different advertisements,
has been driving around campus
since November promoting the new


campaign, and cost about $1,300 to
rent.
The campaign is run through
Alpha PRoductions, a student-run
public relations firm.
Nicole Baker, a campaign as-
sociate, said the new theme, which
follows the The Gator Nation cam-
paign, centers on finding Gator fans'
connection to UF.
"We're finding out what every-
one's stories are," she said.
UF psychology senior Keren
Reznika, said she decided to stop by


and interview after spotting signs
for free pizza and drinks near the
truck.
"We're finding out what
everyone's stories are."
Nicole Baker
Campaign associate


She said she considered herself
a part of The Gator Nation once she
celebrated on University Avenue af-


ter the 2005 NCAA basketball cham-
pionship.
"We were all on the streets cel-
ebrating together," she said. "I knew
that was something we would all
remember."
The videos, which can be viewed
on insidethegatornation.com, fea-
ture stories from past and current
students.
"It's for anyone connected to The
Gator Nation," Baker said, adding
there are about 400 video interviews
on the Web site so far.


On-campus copy shop holds contest to find new name


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CERTIFICATE TO UF BOOKSTORE.

What's in a name? For Do It Reitz, a
copy shop located on the ground floor of
the Reitz Union on the UF campus, it's
everything.
The store opened in January of 2004,


and it provides customers with copying,
faxing, packing and shipping services.
Now it's hosting a contest for students
in hopes of finding a new name that better
describes its business.
"The current name is catchy, but it isn't
descriptive," said Charlotte Dare, manag-
er of Do It Reitz and the Reitz Union Game


Dare and two other Reitz Union em-
ployees will choose the new name for the
store.
On The winner of the contest
Campus will receive a $50 store credit
and a $50 UF Bookstore gift
certificate.
Participants may submit up to five
names per entry, and they're allowed


to submit as many entries as they wish.
Entries can be anonymous, Dare said.
But if an entry is missing contact infor-
mation, there will not be any prize given.
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Man charged
By THOMAS STEWART
Alligator Staff Writer
tstewart@alligator.org
A UF student and a UF employee, a husband
and wife, were involved in an alleged domestic
dispute Thursday night at Diamond Village, an
on-campus apartment complex for married stu-
dents.
As a result of the incident, which happened
around 8 p.m., Eric Hayden, 29, has been banned
from his apartment and all UF housing complex-
es until further notice.


with battery
According to a University Police Department
arrest report, Venus Hayden, 21, alleges that she
was arguing with her husband when he pushed
her hard against the front door then put his hand
around her neck but did not choke her.
He then opened the door and threw her out
of the apartment, Venus said in the report.
Eric was arrested and charged with battery, a
misdemeanor, and taken to the Alachua County
Jail, UPD Lt. Robert Wagner said.
A sworn complaint was also filed against Ve-
nus, Wagner said. The complaint was not avail-
able by press time.


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Group offers software


By ALEX CHACHKEVITCH
Alligator Contributing Writer

Starting today, UF students
and faculty can get their laptops
equipped and patched up with
software and anti-virus programs
for free.
Free Your PC event staff will
service computers at tables set up
from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Reitz
Union Colonnade on Tuesday and
Thursday, and they will be on the
Plaza of the Americas Wednesday.
Other software such as Firefox,
Open Office and Thunderbird will
be offered to passers-by for instal-
lation.
Each semester for more than
four years, Florida Free Culture,
a student group at UF, organizes
the Free Your PC event to educate
people about open-source soft-


ware, said Mark Sisley, president
of the group.
Anyone can contribute to the
open-source software, allowing
better ideas to emerge, and it's
much cheaper than manufactured
software that can't be
On altered, he said.
Campus "Sometimes a com-
munity can create
software much better than a com-
pany," said Sisley, adding that he
thought buying an overly expen-
sive Microsoft Office is pointless
when you can get a better Open
Office for free.
FFC member Jordon Kalilich
said anti-virus software McAfee is
provided by UF.
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students," Kalilich said. "It's just
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GPD ride-along opens eyes


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LICE DEPARTMENT OFFICERS EXPOSES
PART OF TOWN UNKNOWN TO MANY.

Editor's note: Katie Emmets spent Friday
night patrolling with Gainesville Police
officers to write this story.

By KATIE EMMETS
Alligator Writer
kemmets@alligator.org

As we drove by the small houses of south-
east Gainesville, with bars on the windows
and "No Trespassing" signs on porches, I re-
alized I was going into an area of the city I
didn't know existed.
In the police car of Lt. Keith Kameg, I
rode along Friday to get a firsthand account
of a night on patrol with officers from the
Gainesville Police Department.
When we pulled up to a boarding house
on Southeast Sixth Avenue, some people ran
away, and others stood firm, mumbling curse
words at us as we approached.
Often drug dealers hide their drugs in their
socks and in the exhaust pipes of nearby cars,
said Gainesville Police Sgt. Mike Douglas,
head of GPD's Tactical Impact Unit.
The unit was created in 2006 to combat vi-
olent crime and drug dealing and specializes
in patrolling Gainesville's high-crime areas,
Kameg said.
As we drove past houses with busted win-
dows and torn-down fences, I realized how
separated the student community is from
southeast Gainesville.
Kameg said although the area we scouted
was only 1.5 miles away from downtown, stu-
dents are usually unaware of it.
As we pulled up at "the horseshoe," a
name given to Southeast Sixth Street because
its curved design lets drug dealers see po-
lice approaching from both directions, men
walked away as they yelled at the officers to
leave.


We walked around a house past a bath-
room shed and saw three people fending off
the night's cold next to an outdoor fire and
listening to Earth Wind & Fire's "Dancing in
September."
"You need to go to the White House and
get Dick Cheney and the real criminals," one
of the men said after telling us to go home.
"There are no criminals here."
Kameg jokingly replied that Cheney is no
longer in the White House.
We then walked around the side of the
house, passing rusty kitchen appliances and
stray cats. The officers shined their flashlights
on two men in lawn chairs and searched them
for drugs. On one of the men, they found a
small bag of marijuana.
Quietly and calmly, the officers took the
man's fingerprints, gave him a notice to ap-
pear in court and let him go.
Special The officers were compassion-
eport ate and friendly, knowing people
by name and joking with resi-
dents.
Gary, a man carrying a 32-ounce bottle of
King Cobra beer and wearing a blue jail-like
jumpsuit, cursed at the officers.
He got so close to Douglas, I worried Gary
would punch him.
Then, suddenly, the two laughed, and
Gary hugged Douglas and kissed him on the
cheek.
Gary carried on with the officers like they
were old friends, laughing, joking and catch-
ing up on Gary's life.
The officers were filming Police Beat,
GPD's local version of 'Cops,' and police
coaxed Gary to go on camera.
After police spent about five minutes talk-
ing to Gary, he looked at the camera and
yelled, "I hate Police Beat!"
Everyone laughed and Gary agreed to
a take two, this time saying, "I love Police
Beat," and kissing Douglas on the cheek.
Gary didn't want me to feel left out, so he
hugged me and kissed me on the neck a
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Editorial


Vote!


Gainesville needs to

hear your voice
Gainesville city elections are today, and if you haven't
voted early, this is your last chance to make your voice
heard in what will prove to be a historic election.
Up for vote are two City Commission seats and two
amendments to the Gainesville City Charter.
The Editorial Board endorses voting no on Charter
Amendment 1. The controversial amendment would re-
move Gainesville's existing discrimination protections based
on sexual orientation and gender identity and revert the law
back to the Florida Civil Rights Act, which has no protec-
tions for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender residents.
The amendment is worded so that it cannot be reversed and
also would leave no room, if passed, for further protections -
such as veteran status to be added.
The Editorial Board sees no benefit that can come from
taking these protections away from a large and important
segment of the community. If LGBT residents lose these
protections, they can be fired from their jobs, evicted from
their homes or denied service at businesses solely based on
their sexual orientation or gender identity. The issue is not
whether you support homosexuality, but rather if you sup-
port equality for all citizens in Gainesville.
The Editorial Board endorses voting yes on Charter
Amendment 2, which would require a state referendum vote
to convert city-owned land used for conservation, recreation
or cultural purposes to another use. Simply put, if passed,
this amendment would make it more difficult for public land
used for those purposes to be rezoned to, for example, com-
mercial use and sold to private investors.
Gainesville residents deserve to reap the benefits of land
used for culture, conservation and recreation. It is important
that we protect this land lest it be rezoned and sold to the
highest bidder.
For Gainesville City Commission District 1, the Edito-
rial Board endorses incumbent Scherwin Henry. While his
undecided stance on Amendment 1 is disconcerting at best,
Henry's pledge to support responsible business expansion
couldn't come at a better time. With both local businesses
and chain establishments closing their doors at an alarming
rate, it's time to regain control of our community.
Henry's support of local youth and public aid programs
also strikes the Board's fancy. With subsidized housing tak-
ing a hit in our faltering economy, a significant portion of dis-
advantaged families find themselves with nowhere to turn
as they are forced out of their homes. Henry has a proven
track record of working with Gainesville's Community Re-
development Agency to pump funding into areas that need
it most.
For Gainesville City Commission At-Large Seat 1, the Ed-
itorial Board wholeheartedly endorses incumbent Jeanna
Mastrodicasa. Mastrodicasa was first elected in 2006 and
has been working concurrently as a UF administrator and
city commissioner. She believes in striking a compromise be-
tween key groups in Gainesville students, residents at large
and local businesses. Mastrodicasa's platform focuses on re-
sponsible handling of the city's budget shortfalls and smart
investing of the city's resources. What the Board likes most
about Mastrodicasa is her commitment to the thousands of
UF students that comprise a huge chunk of her constituency.
Her ties with UF help her stay in the loop with matters affect-
ing this important voting bloc, which has been increasingly
active in elections over the past few years.
No matter whether you agree or disagree with the Editori-
al Board's endorsements, we implore you to get out and vote.
In order for our government to continue to serve its citizens,
we must let our opinions be heard.


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'Terrible tyrant' packs powerful punch


his week Parade Magazine, that renowned para-
gon of investigative journalism, published a list
of the top 10 "terrible tyrants" next to a full-page
color ad for those mysterious Amish fireplaces.
Moving up one spot to tenth place in the rankings
this year was Muammar al-Gaddafi. The leader of Libya
for 40 years now, Gaddafi is on the verge of completing
one of the most amazing stories of redemption in mod-
ern political history.
Al-Gaddafi was once among the most hated men in
the Western world. He overthrew the Libyan govern-
ment in 1969 and by the 1980s was the leading venture
capitalist in contemporary terrorism, sponsoring bomb-
ings across Europe and buying all the bootleg nuclear
technology he could find.
Former President Ronald Reagan called him the
"mad dog of the Middle-East," but al-Gaddafi was al-
ways more big pimpin' than bin Laden. Never seen
without a fresh pair of sunglasses or his platoon of hot
female bodyguards in matching fashion camo, Gaddafi
was a relic of the Cold War who most thought would
just disappear as the Soviet empire crumbled.
Few observers would have guessed that al-Gaddafi
would be spearheading African politics in 2009 or that
former President George W. Bush would call him in De-
cember 2008 and become the first U.S. president to talk
to the Libyan leader.
Bush even sent Condi to Libya in late 2008 to open
up formal relations, which was pure genius; Gaddafi
called our secretary of state "that darling black African
woman" and remains completely sprung to this day.
Of course, this is all about the money. Libya has one
of the largest proven oil reserves in the world and a
crumbling infrastructure. Top European and American


firms can't wait to get at that oil.
In addition, being a terrorist state
for so long allowed Libya to sit out
this recession they have about
$100 billion that they are spending
on commercial real estate across
Tommy Maple the globe.
letters@alligator.org Money is also how Gaddafi
got out of the doghouse. Gadd-
afi poured billions into funds set up for the families of
the victims of his bombings but only after a push from
Bush. Maybe W. told him to get a good public relations
firm, too Libya just paid the Livingston Group $750K
for the last six months of its work in helping to rehabili-
tate the region in the eyes of the West. Throwing money
at problems and hiring a top lobbying firm, Gaddafi has
learned a couple of new tricks these past few years.
Some habits die hard, though. Gaddafi remains a
strong adversary of Israel; his plan for a one-state solu-
tion for Israel and Palestine seems misguided at best.
Our government, meanwhile, remains committed to
selling guns and military technology to pretty much
anyone.
The current U.S. ambassador to Libya revealed earli-
er this month that we plan on selling Gaddafi nonlethal
weapons and training immediately, with lethal weap-
ons soon thereafter.
The French have already welcomed Gaddafi to Paris
and sold him 14 brand-new fighter jets, so America isn't
quite spearheading this Libyan renaissance story. After
40 years, Gaddafi is proving that the only constant in
this world is change well, that and Arab money.
Tommy Maple is an international communications
graduate student. His column appears on Tuesdays.


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Guest column

Cutting UF geology major bad for society


Letters to the Editor
Student earned seat in dental school
I didn't know that I was lying to my
child every time I said, "If you work hard
enough, you can achieve anything."
She is graduating cum laude in chem-
istry and has been published in journals;
she worked hard enough. I've learned
that education is being doled out like
sacraments to the over- and underprivi-
leged. Middle America won't be given a
swing in the game or even the courtesy of
an interview for dental school.
Much like our leaders, our educators
are selling their integrity to the highest
bidders (nonresident tuition) and my
children will pay the penalties. Starting
with her great grandfather, she is is one
of 13 in our family who are alumni of UF,
all of whom are native Floridians. Where
is The Gator Nation's loyalty now?
When you gave away the seat she
earned in dental school to a nonalum-
nus, you betrayed her. This is the lasting
lesson Genevieve Garris will take away
from UF.
Harriett Garris
Gator Mom


T his column is written in rebuttal to
Sthe dean's assertion that Geology is a
drain on the resources of UF because
of the low number of Ph.D.'s and under-
graduates.
Geology is a found major. Most incom-
ing students to UF seek traditional majors
because they have little exposure to the geo-
logical sciences. Nearly every single major
is a student who took a geology class to fill
a general education requirement and said
"Hey, this is a perfect major for me."
Before UF instituted the 120 hour rule,
the size of the undergraduate geology pop-
ulation at UF was larger. Unfortunately, I
see at least a dozen or more students every
year who want to change majors, but are not
allowed to change because of the number of
credits they have already earned. Can you
imagine finding your life's passion and then
being told you cannot pursue that passion
because you found it too late?
In spite of the hurdles thrown in front of
our majors and potential majors, the geolo-
gy undergraduate numbers have doubled in
the last five years. Large numbers of majors
are a good thing, but one of the nice things
about having a smaller number is that our
undergraduates get to know and work with


faculty members
Joseph Meert on research proj-
Speaking Out ects. Nearly every
undergraduate has
worked (or will
work) on a research
project as part of their curriculum.
Lastly, there must be an infrastructure
in place to handle an increasing number
of majors. Lab space, instructors, etc., must
exist before we can handle larger numbers.
Major space for laboratory and teaching
expansion cannot happen in our building
because it is still occupied by the physics
department (that department with the nice
new building by the Reitz Union).
In an economy that is struggling today,
there is still at least one employment bright
spot and that is in Earth science disciplines.
In this state alone, geologists work in a wide
variety of industries ranging from mining,
environmental, groundwater, surface wa-
ter, construction and nuclear-test monitor-
ing. These industries all rely on the skills of
highly trained geoscientists. The Geology
Gator Nation has far-reaching tentacles that
positively benefit our state and nation.
With a geology degree, our students get
great jobs, and our success in placing stu-


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dents in these jobs is unparalleled in CLAS.
By any metric you wish to apply, UF is a
preeminent school in geosciences. Our fac-
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dents succeed in helping Florida maintain
and develop our natural resources and to
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such as diminishing groundwater resources
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The department also brings in a large
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The Ph.D. program at UF is relatively
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with Ph.D. students is the fact that many of
our master's students finish and try to de-
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Imagine trying to decide if you want to
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wage and working your tail off or accept-
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New act may protect shark population from finning


By MARIA PIQUET
Alligator Contributing Writer

On average, five people are
killed by sharks each year, but one
hundred million sharks are killed
by people each year.
In an effort to protect sharks
and decrease shark finning, the
2009 Shark Conservation Act is cur-
rently passing through the levels of
Congress. It was approved by the
House of Representatives March 2
and now awaits a response from the
Senate.
"It's pretty obvious who's the at-


tacker and who's the attackee," said
George Burgess, director of the Flor-
ida Program for Shark Research.
People are gradually becoming
a major threat to shark populations
and, as a result, the ocean's ecosys-
tem.
Sharks frequently get caught in
gill nets or long lines accidentally.
They drown as a result of not
being able to move, and pass oxy-
gen through their gills, according to
Dana Ehret, a UF vertebrate paleon-
tology graduate student.
The act sets specific regulations
for boats that participate in shark


"It's pretty obvious who's
the attacker and who's the
attackee."
George Burgess
Director of Florida Program for
Shark Research

finning. Among these regulations
is the prohibition of the removal of
shark fins while at sea. Instead, the
fin must reach land attached to the
shark's body, decreasing the num-
ber of sharks fishermen can catch
because of storage limitations.


"This is a step in the right direc-
tion," Burgess said. "One we're very
happy to see."
In the past decade, shark finning
has become a growing threat to
shark populations as the demand
for shark fins continues to increase.
For now, fishermen slice off
sharks' fins and discard the carcass-
es back into the ocean to save stor-
age space on the boat. Many times,
the injured shark is still alive when
it is tossed overboard, and it's left to
die a slow death, Ehret said.
Shark fins are used to make
shark fin soup, a delicacy in Asian


countries with a popular and lucra-
tive market. In the U.S., shark fins
are sold for about $30 a pound.
It is difficult to protect the shark
population because it is an interna-
tional resource, so countries need
international agreements, Burgess
said.
Another problem facing protec-
tion efforts is the difficulty of en-
forcing laws, Ehret said.
"It's really hard to protect things
in the open water," Ehret said.
"There's so much water. Who is
going to go out and patrol what's on
board?"


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TUESDAY, MARCH 24, 2009 U ALLIGATOR, 9


Zaxby's expands


despite economy


* THE RESTAURANT CHAIN
IS BASED IN ATLANTA.

By KATHERINE BEIN
Alligator Contributing Writer

After restaurants such as
Guthrie's and Joe's Deli shut
down in Gainesville, a new Zax-
by's is opening up shop.
The popular Atlanta-based
franchise opened its doors to
the public at a downtown loca-
tion at Northwest 10th Avenue
and Main Street Monday.
Zaxby's has two other
Gainesville locations, one on
Northwest 43rd Street and an-
other on Southwest Archer
Road in Butler Plaza.
Such business expansion


seems out of place in today's
economy, but Lisa Swan, as-
sistant manager of the new
Zaxby's, said she's not worried
about any of that.
Swan said she was confident
that popularity of the Zaxby's
brand would be enough to stim-
ulate business.
Local "Customer ser-
News vice is our goal,"
she added. "Keep
the customers happy, and
they'll keep coming back."
Josh Ditto, 20, is a resident
of downtown Gainesville who
stopped by for some chicken fin-
gers. He said he was excited to
hear that a Zaxby's had opened
close by.
"I like their chicken," Ditto
said. "I'll be back."


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Visitors eat and stand in line to order food at the new Zaxby's Monday afternoon on the corner of N. Main
Street and N.E. 10th Ave. The restaurant opened Monday.


Amendment 2 would require state vote to convert use of protected land


PROTEST, from page 1

level.
In effect, this would remove protected
status for transgender, lesbian, gay and
bisexual Gainesville residents and loosen
protections for other classes.


For the District 1 seat, incumbent Sch- require a state referendum vote to convert
erwin Henry, who advocates responsible city-owned land used for conservation,
business expansion, vies against Marcia recreation or cultural
Wimberly, who campaigns against waste- Arund purposes to another
ful spending. Wimberly opposes Amend- Gae use.
ment 1, while Henry was still undecided In a last-minute ef-
at press time. fort to raise awareness, a group of parents
Charter Amendment 2, if passed, would and their children which oppose Amend-


ment 1 spent an hour Monday evening in a
march along 34th Street.
Equality is Gainesville's Business, the
main anti-amendment group, will contin-
ue to reach out to voters tomorrow, said
Shelbi Day, the group's spokeswoman.
"We will be talking to voters until the
very last minute," she said.


Cunilio, Krames, Schlachta to watch results at Supervisor of Elections office


CANDIDATES, from page 1


seum.
"We're just going to bring a joyous end to the occasion -
win or lose," he said.
Henry said anyone is welcome at his gathering.
At-large candidate Tom Cunilio said he plans to spend
part of his day gardening and then waiting for the results
at the Supervisor of Elections Office.
"I'll be finally planting my spring corn," he said.
Cunilio said he would rather people show their support
by voting than attending a party.
"I don't want pats on the back. I don't want free drinks,"
he said. "I don't have any plans to hang out beforehand. I'm
not that kind of guy."
Robert Krames, who is also running for the At-large seat,
said he will watch the results at the Supervisor of Elections
Office, but he will not have an open gathering after the re-
sults are in.


"It's a private party. I'm just keeping it to my support-
ers," he said. "But if anyone wants to come talk about the
campaign, I'll be at the elections office at 7."
"As I reflect on the road to March 24, 2009,
tears well in my eyes to see it come to a close."
Marcia Wimberly
District 1 candidate

At-Large candidate Richard Selwach said he is confident
about tomorrow's election results.
"I'm feeling pretty darn good," he said. "I am the candi-
date with the most experience."
Not only did Selwach run for Gainesville City Commis-
sion in 2007, but he has been to hundreds of Commission
meetings, he said. He called himself one of the more contro-
versial attendees.
"I'll probably be at Mark's Prime Steakhouse downtown,


eating at the bar and having a few drinks with my best bud-
dy Eric Forrest," he said of election night. "If there is a vic-
tory, drinks will be flowing."
James Schlachta, an At-large candidate, said he would
campaign on street corners today, but he's not sure if he will
make it out on election night.
"If my family doesn't need me at home with our new
baby, I will be at the elections office awaiting the results,"
he said.
Although Schlachta said he is new at running for office
and he could have done certain things better, he feels con-
fident.
Marcia Wimberly, a District 1 candidate, said in an e-mail
that she will relax at Flaco's Cuban Bakery and Deli after the
polls close.
"As I reflect on the road to March 24, 2009, tears well in
my eyes to see it come to a close," Wimberly wrote.
She said she trusts that God will watch over the election,
and that everything will be done fairly and decently.


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Inside


Graduates become

alumni for life
As we get
ready to celebrate
the upcoming
graduation of the
Class of 2009,
it is a good time
to think about
the important
role alumni play
in the life of the
University of Leland D. Patouillet
Florida.
Alumni serve as ambassadors for
the university by sharing the good
news about their alma mater.
Alumni help the university by be-
ing effective advocates through such
programs as Gators for Higher Educa-
tion, http://gatorsforhighered.ufl.
edu, a grass roots advocacy program.
Alumni provide valuable career
advice to fellow alumni and students
through the nearly 100 Gator Clubs
around the globe, along with the
Gator Nation Network, which is
accessible through the UF Alumni
Association's Web site, http://www.
ufalumni.ufl.edu.
Alumni, through their respec-
tive Gator Clubs and special-interest
organizations, provide more than 200
scholarships a year. Alumni also pro-
vide much-needed financial support
for UF through the Florida Tomorrow
Campaign, http://www.FloridaTo-
morrow.ufl.edu.
Alumni serve as the torchbearers
of the institutional spirit. The Alumni
Association, through the work of the
Florida Cicerones and the Student
Alumni Association (the largest such
organization in the nation), produce
the "F Book" as a way to celebrate
UF's proud history.
Alumni express their loyalty to
their alma mater by joining the UF
Alumni Association. UF's Alumni
Association has more than 55,000
dues-paying members, the largest in
the SEC.
We encourage the upcoming Class
of 2009 to stay connected to its alma
mater. You are a student for a few years,
but an alumnus for life.
The Gator Nation is everywhere.
We look forward to working with
you in advancing the university and
enriching the lives of our students,
friends and alumni.
Go Gators!

Leland D. Patouillet
Associate Vice President, AlumniAffairs
Executive Director, UFAlumni Association


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March 24, 2009


UF students explore Big Apple during spring break


Rather than soaking up the sun on a
Florida beach, 15 University of Florida
students spent their spring break in the Big
Apple for the UF David C. Miller Center
for Retailing Education and Research's
New York City Retail Tour.
During the five-day tour from March
9 to 13, students visited more than 30
retail locations and met with a variety
of retail-industry executives, including
several UF alumni. The tour included
visits to notable retail establishments, such
as Bloomingdales, Juicy Couture, Macy's
Herald Square, Saks Fifth Avenue and Toys
"R" Us.
"New York is where fashion trends
are established," said Betsy Trobaugh,
tour director and JCPenney director at
the UF center. "This is why we prefer
New York City."
This year's tour marks the third time
Trobaugh has taken students to New York
during spring break. Her favorite aspect of
the tour is showing students a part of the
retail industry that they have never seen -
the behind-the-scenes buying and planning
activities. In fact, some students attending
past tours decided to pursue a retail career
even though they had never considered a
career in the industry.
Although Heather Petrie, a member of
the 2009 tour, did not decide to drop her
pharmacy major to pursue a retail degree,
she said she enjoyed her first visit to the
big city.
"I think the best thing about New York
City is that it never stops," Petrie said.
"They say the city never sleeps and I
believe that."
Petrie was most impressed by the Jones
New York store. While visiting the store,
students met with Aru Kulkarni, president
of sales and marketing, and Ted Kim,
designer for Anne Klein. Kim showed
the students a video of one of his recent
exclusive fashion shows and explained his


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Listings in this section are a
sampling of events at the University
of Florida, compiled from entries
listed in the full calendar that
appears on the Web at calendar.ufl.
edu. To submit an event online, visit
http://calendar. uf. edu/submit/.


TUESDAY, MARCH 24, 2009 0 ALLIGATOR, 11

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UF athletes excel on the field and in a laboratory


If winning two national championships
in three years doesn't convince you that
University of Florida football players are
outstanding, then maybe scientific-based
evidence will.
In addition to practice and attending
class, University of Florida football players
visit the UF Biomechanics and Motion
Analysis Laboratory to sharpen and evalu-
ate their top-notch skills.
Bryan Conrad, a UF department of
Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation senior
engineer, and other lab engineers use in-
novative technologies to perfect human
movement. From assisting quarterbacks
to working with cerebral palsy and other
patients referred by Shands at UF physi-
cians, the engineers touch many lives in
extraordinary ways.
The engineers' ground-breaking
"Florida Quarterback Model," a database
of UF football athletic-performance mea-
surements, benchmarks athletic success,
Conrad said.
Chris Leak, former Gators quarter-
back, visited the lab numerous times while
attending UE Leak is one of five quarter-
backs featured in the model.


"Before we developed this report, people
would look at a player and say, 'It looks like
he is fast,' but now we can quantify speed
and other data," Conrad said.
"The Biomechanics and Motion Analy-
sis Lab is a tremendous resource for our
trainers, strength staff and coaching staff.
It allows our trainers and strength staff
to analyze motion deficiencies that might
cause future injuries and allows the coach-
ing staff to evaluate an athlete's technique,"
said Urban Meyer, UF football coach.
The lab began operation in January
2005. Located at 3450 Hull Road, off 34th
Street, the 2,500-square-foot room within
the UF & Shands Orthopaedics and Sports


Medicine Institute hosts 14 video cameras,
two recently UF-patented robots and force
plates that detect the power of motion.
The robots, developed by UF Mechani-
cal and Aerospace Engineer Scott Banks,
take X-rays of a subject's bones while he or
she is in motion, providing a more accurate
analysis of the bone system in action,
Conrad said.
"There is nothing like those robots
anywhere in the world," he said.
The lab is open to the public for analysis
of any physical movement. For information
on costs and appointment procedures, visit
http://www.ortho.ufl.edu/index.shtml.
By Bridget Brennan


Is e & He rI


The Saks Fifth Avenue store manager explains the store's design to UF students.


use of diverse textures in his fall clothing
line, she said.
During the evenings, students dined at
restaurants in Little Italy, shopped in Soho
and saw the Broadway play, "Chicago."
One morning in Manhattan, three stu-
dents attempted to appear on the "Today"
show. "We got close to shaking Matt Lauer's
hand," Petrie said. "I'm pretty sure we got
on camera.
Debra Malbin, UF alumna, met with
students on the first day of the tour to
discuss her New York-based business, Debra
Malbin Associates. The executive search
firm specializes in the fashion industry.
Malbin majored in marketing, then pur-
sued a career in retail buying. UF provided
her with a superb education, she said.
"School prepares you to a point,"
Malbin said. "Actual training on the job is




March 25
School of Music presents "Men's Glee Club
and Women's Chorale Concert." University Au-
ditorium, 7:30 p.m. Free and open to the public.
Call 352-377-1870 or visit http://www.arts.ufl.
edu/music for more information.
March 26
UF Air Force ROTC presents "ROTC Joint
Service Pass in Review." Flavet Field, 2:30
p.m. Free and open to the public. Call 352-392-
1355, ext. 201 or e-mail Janet Nobles, office
assistant, at jnobles@aa.ufl.edu for more
information.


"New York is where
fashion trends are
established ... This is why
we prefer New York City."

Betsy Trobaugh

where one really learns. School gives you
the backbone, the thought process and the
encouragement.
All UF students are eligible to attend
the retail tours. For more information on
future tours, visit the David C. Miller Cen-
ter for Retailing Education and Research
Web site at http://www.cba.ufl.edu/mkt/
retailcenter.
By Bridget Brennan




March 27
Gator Men's Tennis vs. Ole Miss. Linder Sta-
dium at Ring Tennis Complex, 3 p.m. Free and
open to the public. Call 352-375-4683 or visit
http://www.gatorzone.com for more informa-
tion.
March 28
Pre-Dental American Student Dental Associa-
tion (ASDA) presents "Miles for Smiles 5K."
O'Connell Center Commuter Lot, 8 a.m. Free
and open to the public. Pre-register the day of
the race until 7:45 a.m. or online. Call 305-336-


Fillingim to receive national
dentistry award
Roger Fillingim,
an associate professor
with the UF College of
Dentistry, will receive
the 2009 Wilbert E.
Fordyce Clinical Inves-
tigator Award from the
American Pain Society
at an annual meeting
in May. Roger Fillingim
The award recogniz-
es individual excellence and achievements
in clinical pain scholarship and is presented
to a pain professional whose total career
research achievements have contributed sig-
nificantly to clinical practice. Fillingim also
has been asked to deliver a plenary lecture
at the annual meeting.
Grant will provide affordable
housing information
The John D. and Catherine T.
MacArthur Foundation has awarded a $1
million grant to the Florida Partnership,
which includes the University of Florida
Shimberg Center for Housing Studies,


1385 or visit http://www.asdanet.org for more
information.
March 29
UFPA presents "John Williams, Guitar."
University Auditorium, 2 p.m. Reserved-seating
tickets: $25-35. Call 352-392-ARTS(2787) for
tickets or visit http://www.performingarts.ufl.
edu for more information.
March 30
Department of History co-sponsors "The Re-
turn of Religion in Africa." Pugh 170, 7:30 p.m.
Guest speaker is Lamin Sanneh, Yale Universi-


the Florida Housing Finance Corporation
and the Florida Housing Coalition. The
grant will help preserve properties that
provide housing for extremely low-income
households and people with special needs.
The Shimberg Center will receive
$500,000 of the grant to develop enhanced
data tools to help the state, nonprofits and
local governments make far-sighted deci-
sions about the communities and proper-
ties most in need of affordable housing
preservation.
UF's research and data collection will
provide information such as the types of
tenants who are most at risk of losing hous-
ing and the best locations for affordable
housing preservation.
Business students win
investment competition
The Warrington College of Business
Administration's Student Investment Club
(SIC) captured first place at the annual
Russell Investment Management and Re-
search Case Competition. Undergraduate
SIC team members, Tolulope Bukola, Matt
Hayes and Alexandra Mirchev, competed
with rival investment clubs from across
the nation, ultimately triumphing over


ty. Free and open
to the public. Call
352-846-2032 or
visit http://web.
history.ufl.edu/
new/faithful for
more information.
April 1
UFPA presents
"War of the
Worlds" and
"The Lost World."


the University of California-Berkeley, the
University of Texas and the University of
Washington. Russell Investments, head-
quartered in Tacoma, Wash., is a privately
held subsidiary of Northwestern Mutual.
Freeman named as
interim chair
David Freeman, an
equine surgeon and
professor in the Univer-
sity of Florida College
of Veterinary Medi-
cine, has been named
interim chairman of the
college's department
of large animal clinical
sciences. David Freeman
Freeman will oversee
the teaching, research, extension and
service missions of the UF veterinary
college in the primary areas of equine, food
animal, aquatic animal and companion
animal health. Freeman also will serve as
chief of staff of UF's Alec P. and Louise H.
Courtelis Equine Hospital, which has one
of the largest equine caseloads of all similar
referral teaching hospitals in the U.S.



Phillips Center, 7:30 p.m. Reserved seating:
$25-35. Call 352-392-ARTS(2787) for tickets
or visit http://www.performingarts.ufl.edu
for more information.
April 2
O'Connell Center presents "Celtic Wom-
an." O'Connell Center, 7:30 p.m. Reserved
seating: $41-$61. Call 352-392-5500 or visit
http://www.oconnellcenter.ufl.edu for
more information.


Fourteen video cameras capture Chris Leak's motion during various passing exercises.


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UF receives many 2009
ADDY Awards
The winners of the 2009 ADDY
Awards, a program of the Advertis-
ing Federation of Gainesville, were
recently announced.
The University of Florida's
"When Did You Become a Gator?"
television commercial, produced by
University Relations, won a gold
ADDY in the category of Public
Service TV. The commercial also
earned the Larry Edwards Award
(Best of Show) for the public
service category. The print cam-
paign for "When Did You Become
a Gator?" won a gold ADDY in
the consumer/trade campaign
(color) category, and UF's Office of
Admissions won a silver ADDY for
its poster campaign that is based
on the "When Did You Become a
Gator?" theme.
WRUF won a gold award in the
radio category for "Away in a Text-
book," as well as silver awards for
"City Collision," "Rock 104 Gator
Football Promo" and "Modern Age
Raps."
The Florida Museum of Natural
History won a gold award for its
"Life on Earth" brochure, and three
silver awards for "2006-'07 Annual
Report," "Grossology" television
commercial and Butterfly Rainfor-
est billboard.
UF students earned a total of
11 student ADDY Awards this
year. For more information on the
program and a full list of winners,
visit http://www.adfedgainesville.
com/pastwinners.shtml.

Vanilla or chocolate?
University of Florida senior
David Cohen is one of 16 people
to create a television commercial
chosen by Hardees for prime-time
television. The ad, currently airing,
promotes the restaurant's new,
smaller Thickburger sandwich.
The advertisement features
the words "No room for dessert"
above a regular-size black Angus
beef Thickburger on the left of
the screen. On the right side of
the screen, the words "Vanilla or
chocolate?" appear above a Little
Thickburger.
Currently, some 50,000 ads
have been submitted to the site,
http://www.hardees.com/promo-
tions/adgenerator/.


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12, ALLIGATOR U TUESDAY, MARCH 24, 2009


Student appears on reality TV show


By MALIKA WRIGHT
Alligator Contributing Writer

One student's opportunity as
reality show cast member was the
career booster she always imag-
ined.
Terri Darden, a UF sophomore,
was chosen last semester to be
part of the cast of BET's "College
Hill: South Beach."
After being chosen out of about
4,000 people, she agreed to live
in a mansion for $100 a week for
six weeks without TVs, bedroom
doors or communication with
people outside of the show.
College Hill is a reality show
that focuses on the lives of college
students.
"I prayed that (the show) would
be used for the greater good of my
career," said Darden, who has
been singing, acting and dancing
since she was very young.
Though she had no idea what
would take place while filming
the show, Darden said she naive-
ly thought all the cast members
would get along.
"It was the most volatile ex-
perience of my life," she said. "I
wouldn't recommend anyone to
go out for a reality TV show be-
cause it's not safe."
During filming, she got in a
fight with another cast member.
She said the producers of the


show didn't break up their scuf-
fle, and afterward, the producers
wouldn't allow her to call the po-
lice.
After the fight, Darden was re-
leased from the show.
"Initially, the cast would have
gotten along, but the producers
instigated fights," Darden said.
She also said a lot of the show
was scripted, and producers made
them act out situations again un-
til they gave the reactions they
wanted.
The show isn't real, she said,
because it doesn't capture the es-
sence of real college life.
"In real college, we
Student don't fight," she said.
Life "We are more fo-
cused on graduating
and finishing school."
The cast of "College Hill: South
Beach," which premieres Tues-
day night on BET, were all acting,
Darden said.
Most of the cast members
weren't in college at the time
when they were filming, she ex-
plained.
Darden said she isn't going to
watch "College Hill" this season.
She said it was a jungle, and
normal people couldn't survive
in it.
"I'm proud to be a Gator, but
I took off a semester to be on the
show," she said.


UF student Terri Darden, who appeared on 'College
Hill: South Beach' poses in this undated photo.


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GREAT SPECIALS!!!
1/1-$754 2/2-$565w/all util 3/3-$452w/all util
2330 SW Williston Rd.
www.ThePolosUF.com 352-335-7656
4-22-72-2

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

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

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

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

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

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

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







14, ALLIGATOR U TUESDAY, MARCH 24, 2009


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

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


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


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

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

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

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

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


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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
4-22-72-2

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


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


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

Is, 2s, 3, & 4s for Fall
Prices from $305 $629/bedroom
Select units are townhomes & include w/d
Pet friendly, Pool, Tennis/Bball Courts
Close to UF, Oaks Mall, Butler Plaza
Pinetreegardens.com*376-4002
4-22-08-72-2


100+ Apts: Walk to UF
Roommate Matching 4BR $479/br
3BR $599/br 2BR $420/br 1BR $689
Studio $625 Photos & Virtual Tours
352-376-6223 www.ForRentNEarUF.com
4-22-72-2


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

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

----LOFT----
Huge 2-story 1BR/1BA Loft behind Swamp
Walk to UF and Library West* 352-376-6223
www.Gainesville-Apartments.com
4-22-59-2

Studios and 1/1s ACROSS FROM UF
As low as $559
$0 MOVE IN FEES
Open late and weekends
371-7777 CollegeParkUF.com
4-22-09-59-2


** Across From UF **

$1150/mo Special!
2br/2ba Limited Time Offer for Fall
Luxury Apts w/ Internet & Parking Incl.
www.LookingGlassApartments.com
111 NW 16th St. -- Call 376-1111
4-22-09-59-2

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

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

One month FREE!
Zero move-in cost!
HUGE 2 & 3 BRs from $664
Close to Oaks Mall & Newberry Rd.
Ashton Square Villas 333-1120
4-22-09-59-2

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

Bivens Cove is everything you're looking for.
Close to UF and downtown! Two pools!
Free tanning! Pet Friendly!!!
1, 2, and 3 bedrooms ready right NOW!
Move in today & get One Month FREE plus
$0 move in fees.
www.bivenscove.com 352-376-2507
4-22-58-2

*CAMPUS EDGE CONDO*
2/2 Walk to UF, Shands & VA. Tile floor, W/D
in unit. Avail fall. $1050/mo. 239-250-6149
3-31-09-36-2


Why Pay More??
2/2- $819; 3/2- $959
W/D Included*Pet Friendly*FREE Tanning
(352) 377-7401 www.theboardwalkapt.com
4-22-09-56-2

*Live on UF Lake*
Huge 2/2 with Den 3/2
Fully Remodeled $1275/mo
352-375-8256
4-22-53-2

2/1.5 Newly Renovated Townhouse. Avail
Now or Fall 09. Close to Shands, Park N
Ride 2, & Shopping. Incl W/D, A/C, Pvt Patio,
& Pool. $745/mth & $500 Dep. No Pets
PIs. 772-538-5792 or Itsao12@hotmail.com
3-24-09-30-2

Very Nice Mother-in Law Suite Near Haile
1BR, living room, kitchen, dining room, full
bath, W/D, cable, utilities all included. $750/
mo. 367-0372 4-10-09-42-2


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

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

3BR & 4BR/2BA HOUSES
Hardwood floors, fireplace, new baths,
screened patio, big yard, carport, storage
shed. Minutes to UF, on bus route, $1400-
$1500/mo First, last security. 954-899-7197
4-3-09-35-2

BLOCK FROM UF
Available Aug 1st. Houses single family &
attached. Apts. Rent directly from owners. No
middle agent. Flexible terms. 352-377-3852
www.dalyproperties.com 3-31-09-29-2

www.10houses.com
2 & 3 bd houses for August
cute,cent H/AC, WD,wood fls
quiet areas, yards $725-$1260
352-336-6116 nancy@10houses.com
3-25-09-22-2

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

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

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

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

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

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

2BR/2.5BA townhouse condo, 1 mi from UF.
On bus route. Incl W/D. Community club-
house, pool & fitness center. Wired for inter-
net & security system. $895/mo 332-8841,
lindalu@gatorhomes.com 3-24-09-20-2


3 and 4 BR STEPS TO UF!
From $506 per person
$0 MOVE IN FEES
Pets Loved! W/D Available
371-7777 CollegeParkUF.com
4-22-09-41-2

Near UF 4BR/3BA house
wood floors, washer & dryer, central A/C
3514 NW 7th Place. Available for August
Call Manny 352-317-4408 4-2-09-26-2

Downtown Gainesville
Union Street Station apt above Starbucks
2BR/2.5BA, den/study room, bambo floors,
granite counters, up-graded kitchen.Available
for August. Call Manny 352-317-4408
4-2-09-26-2

Near UF 5BR/3BA
2,600 sq ft house
630 NW 36 Street. Available for August
call Manny 352-317-4408 4-2-09-26-2

Very Nice Townhouse
3/3 in Rockwood Villas
Only $375/room or $1125/month
Large BRs & large closets Quiet area.
Great for Pro. students 941-737-6997
3-11-14-2

Quiet, Clean, Lots of Green Space
2BR/1BA house. $650/mo. Call 352-378-
9220 or mobile 213-3901 4-22-09-40-2

3BD/3BA LUXURY CONDO, 2 YRS OLD
Campus View North Steps from campus &
sorority row. All appliances, W/D, tile floors,
alarm system, 1st floor, patio/porch, dogs ok
w/dep. Avail. Aug 1, $1800 407-694-0692
4-3-30-2

We have REAL 1/1s
3 blocks to UF GATORNEST
300 NW 18 St-Large, 575 sq ft only $585!
Bike to UF CENTERPOINT
1220 NW 12 St-530 sq ft big, only $475!
No Application Fee, Most Pets OK. For info
call E.F.N. Properties, (352) 371-3636 or
email Rentals@EFNProperties.com
3-27-19-2

3bd/2ba, N.W. very clean, walk/ bike to law
school, w/d, fenced b.y., bonus room, central
H/AC, ceiling fans, entertainment center, lots
of closets. Sale or year lease. No section 8/
realtors. 352-375-6754. 3-30-09-20-2

Room and board in a very clean 3br/2ba,
central H/AC ceiling fans, w/d. N.W. walk /
bike to law school, $590. Bring roommmates
pay $395 per room (just rent) plus $295 for
bonus room. 352-375-6754. 3-30-09-20-2

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

2160 sq ft home on large 1/2 acre lot near UF
Campus and Glenn Springs Elem. Deck on
rear of house, exquisite trees, fenced in back
yard. Minutes from everything. 3120NW 31st
Blvd. 352-466-0358 3-30-09-13-2

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

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

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

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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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






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

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

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

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

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

WOODSIDE VILLAS off Tower Rd. 7200 SW
8th Ave. 2BR/2BA + bonus rm. Flex leasing
terms. 1072 sq ft. Vaulted ceiling, W/D, DW,
fans, pool, newer carpet/tile, bus rte, NS, no
pets. $750/mo. Quiet area 352-339-6502
3-25-09-6-2

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.
4-7-09-14-2


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.
352-372-1494 3-31-9-2


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.
352-372-1494 3-31-9-2

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 katewallis83@yahoo.com
5-26-09-30-2

1 & 2BR/1BA
W/D. Tile throughout, front gated patio. Pet
friendly. 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
4-1-09-10-2

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-
09-10-2

LARGE ROOM
Mexican tile floors, private bath, private en-
try. Incl utils & cable. $550/mo. 1st month +
sec. 352-256-0999 3-26-08-5-2


PET'S PARADISE
$375 $650. No app or pet fee. 1 & 2BR,
privacy fenced. SW. 352-331-2099 4-2-09-
10-2


LARGE 4BR HOUSE, 2 blocks to UF/Sorority
Row area. Ample parking. Totally remod-
eled. Cent AC/Ht., wood floors, dishwasher,
icemaker, W/D, 1BA. Pets ok. $1840. 665-
8166 5-26-09-30-2


2BR HOUSE, 3 blocks to UF/Sorority Row
area. Central AC/Ht, wood floors, parking,
fenced yard. Pets ok. $950. 665-8166 5-26-
09-30-2


NW 1br minutes from UF, dwntwn,
Shands,cent air/heat, deck, w/d hkps, some
util incld $495 Edbaurmanagement.com
-1731 NW 6th St 375-7104 4-16-09-20-2


1/1 EFFICIENCY FOR RENT. $450/mo w/
utils &wireless incl. Bike to campus or down-
town. 250 sq ft, no stove. Semi-furnished.
Call 352-219-3608 to inquire. Avail May 1st.
3-26-09-5-2


CLOSE TO UF 2BR/1BA duplex hdwd firs,
yard, W/D, pet ok $825/mo 1010 NW 3 Ave
2BR/1BA home, parking, W/D, yard, pet ok
$975/mo 618 NW 14 Ave 1.5BR/1BA, yard
W/D hk-up. pet ok $595 608 NW 24 Ave
Avail 8/1/09. 561-350-1552, 561-703-8490
4-22-09-21-2


WWW.BELLAPROPERTIES.NET
Luxury Apartments at a great price!
Call 335-5424
4-2-09-10-2


2BR/1BA Central heat, mobile home from
$375-$450/mo, incl water. No pets. 4546 NW
132th Street. 376-5887 4-22-23-2


Available Now or Fall: Cute & Clean Vintage
4bd/2.5ba behind Applebee's. Bike to UF!
Wd firs, CH/AC, W/D, fans, blinds. Huge
rooms! 907 NW 11th Ave $1760/mo Others
avail! www.cozygator.com 352-338-7670
3-27-09-5-2

Available Fall: Several Cute & Clean 2 & 3
BR homes near UF. Some wood floors, all
with CH/AC, W/D, fans, blinds, & lawn up-
keep. Rent @ $850-$1350/mo. Others avail-
able! www.cozygator.com, 352-338-7670
3-27-09-5-2


Available Fall: Several Cute & Clean Studio
& 1-BR vintage apts. near UF & downtown.
All have wood firs, fans, & blinds. Pets pos-
sible. Rent from $595-$750/mo. Others avail-
able! www.cozygator.com. 352-338-7670
3-27-09-5-2


HAILEY GARDENS 2335 SW 22nd, Newer
2 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath, Bike to Vet school/
Shands/UF. 904-501-5100 $900 6-30-09-
33-2


Home for rent in NW Gville $1200 month
3 bed, 2 bath, 2 car garage
fire place, big backyard, pet friendly
Off NW 39 Ave & 13 St. Avail starting
Sum/Fall 262-2933 Meli41082@aol.com
4-13-09-15-2


NEAR NORMAN HALL
One bedroom in beautiful brick house.
Female only, no pets. $410. Avail 8/16 Go
by 1118 SW 5th Avenue, then call 377-3110.
3-30-5-2

MOVE-IN SPECIAL-NO DEPOSIT!!
SPACIOUS 3bd/2ba from $750/mo and
2bd/1.5ba from $675/mo. 2 mi to campus.
On bus route. W/D hookups avail. Tile
flooring option. Community Pool and Lush
Green Space. Call 352.373.4423 or email
GranadaApts@CrescentMgmtCo.com.
6-4-09-30-2


SUMMER SUBLEASE in THE LAURELS
1 room. Available May-July. Spacious apt.
Private Balcony. Guard Gate. Country Club.
Close to Publix. On Bus Route. Washer/
Dryer. $400/mo. Call Randy: 561.213.2899
3-27-09-13-3


DON'T WAIT

TO PLACE YOUR

SUBLEASE AD

Last spring semester

paper published on

April 22nd.


CALL TODAY!!!
or
PLACE YOUR AD AT
WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG


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

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

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


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


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

Corner of 13th & University. Lg rm w/pvt BA
& walk-in closet in 2BR/2BA, W/D. Heritage
Oaks (behind Bagels Unlimited) Quick walk
to UF. Avail 5/1 7/31. Currently pay $729/
mo, you pay $425/mo. Drew 419-360-8130
3-26-09-5-3

May-Aug. Windsor Hall. wood floors, ceiling
fan, a/c, internet, pool, 2 blks from campus,
furnished, suite bath, kitchen, male rmmate
$395/mo.incl.util. 904-607-3549 4-13-15-3

$365/mth all-inclusive furnished 1/1 in a 4/4
may-july. includes all fees, utilities, wire-
less internet, ethernet, cable, etc. on 2 bus
routes, pool, hot tub, gym, etc. countryside
apartments 4000 sw 23rd st. call max at
9543037498 or email maxtip@ufl.edu 3-30-
5-3

SummerSublease Towne ParcApts 1 BR/1 Ba
$550/mo OBO Pets ok. Internet & Cable inc.
Call Camille @ 8133403168 4-10-14-3


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

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

1 br w/pvt entrance avail in 2BR condo Cent
AC/H. 2 pools. Walk to UF. 375/mo
01BR hdwd firs, pvt ba avail in beautiful NW
house close to UF $395/mo
352-316-3930 www.gainesville-rent.com.
4-3-09-60-4


-::2 Blocks To UF::-
Room in 4br condo incl utils, internet, cable
TV, pool. Very Nice $375. 283-8777
www.Gainesville-Rooms-4-Rent.com 4-22-
09-62-4

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

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-
4995 3-26-15-4

FIRST MONTH RENT FREE! $450/Month
FULLY FURNISHED rooms available in 4
BEDROOM 2 BATH condo units. All utilities
included with wireless internet and free cable!
Contact EDDIE at 305-712-3608 3-26-14-4

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

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

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

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

$400-Female roommates needed for beauti-
ful 4/4 University Terrace condo on SW 34th
St. All utilities included, available starting im-
mediately/summer/fall. On bus routes 12 and
35, minutes to UF and walking distance to
food and shopping! Call 352.262.0628. 4-9-
15-4

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

Female wanted to share brand new
3br/3ba home near campus. Washer
& dryer included. $500 plus 1/3
utilities. non-smoking, serious
students only. 813-610-1698 3-31-7-4


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


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

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







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


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


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

COUNTRYSIDE 4BR/4BA CONDO
1.5 mi to UF on bus route. 1st floor, W/D, se-
curity gate, pool. Fully rented unitil July 31st.
Rent 3 rooms and you live for free. $181,900.
386-672-6969 3-24-09-15-5

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

NW gainesville condo for sale, Timberway,
2 bedroom, 2 bath, all appliances, screened
porch, nice quiet complex $99,000.00 (239)
334-8119 3-30-09-7-5


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

BED- QUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mat-
tress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand
new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver.
$130 352-377-9846. 4-22-72-6

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

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







16, ALLIGATOR U TUESDAY, MARCH 24, 2009


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


*Queen & Full Mattress sets $60/each
ORecliner $75
*Dining Table w/4 chairs $125
Call 215-3403 for more information 3-25-
5-6


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

COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS
Network specialists
We buy computers and laptops
Working and Non-working
378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street
4-22-08-72-7


4-22-70-7

Computer Help Fast Gatorland Computers
House/Dorm Fast response. No waiting/
unplugging/hassels. $30 Gator discount w/
ID. Certified MCSE Technicians. 338-8041.
www.GatorlandComputers.com 4-22-70-7


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


NEW & USED BIKES FOR SALE
WE REPAIR ALL BRANDS
Best Prices in Town *
SPIN CYCLE 373-3355
424 W UNIV AVE (DOWNTOWN)
4-22-72-9





PARKING:
Private, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF.
Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-538-
2181. Can leave mssg. 4-22-08-72-10


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


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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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


2008 American Lifan 200cc Enduro. Only
250 miles! Garage kept. $1600. (352) 225-
3349 3-27-5-11


FAST CASH FOR ALMOST ANY CARS 0
ORunning or not!O
NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS
*Over 15 yr svc to UF students
OCall Don @ 215-7987 4-22-08-72-12

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


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


CARS FROM $29/MO!
Hondas Chevys Jeeps and more!
$0 Down, 36 Months @ 8.5% apr.
For listings call 800-366-9813 ext 9765
4-22-72-12


*FAST CASH PAID*
For any running cars or trucks. 1995 and up.
Clean or ugly. Segovia 352-284-8619 4-22-
72-12


*****ATTENTION*****
0000* SUN CITY AUTO SALESOOSOS
WHY PAY MORE? YOU COULD PAY LESS!
300+ vehicles @ wholesale prices 338-1999
4-22-08-72-12


All Vehicles Must Go!
Liquidation Sale Special
60 Days Payoff on Cash Vehicles
(Payoff time negotiable)
Sun City Auto 352-338-1999 4-22-09-62-12

Over 250 Vehicles Will Be Sold At
Wholesale Prices to the Public
Including Cars, Trucks, Vans & SUVs
Sun City Auto 352-338-1999 4-22-09-62-12

Bring Your W-2 and Ride Home Today
Why Wait for Your Refund?
File Your Taxes Here and
Drive Off in Your Vehicle
Sun City Auto 352-338-1999 4-22-09-62-12


$$ CASH TODAY! $$
For Your Unwanted Cars
Junk!! Trucks, RVs, & Wrecks!!!
TOP DOLLAR PAID!
386-234-0072 & 386-234-0075
4-22-09-32-12

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

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


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

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

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

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

$$$$ NEED MONEY $$$$
Will pay you cash for guns, gold, motorcy-
cles, cars, or anything of value. (561)252-
3135 6-2-30-13


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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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

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

400+ Counselors/Instructors Jobs!
3 Coed summer camps in PA.
Travel Paid, Top Salary.
Cool Nights & Warm Days!
1-800-488-4321, www.lohikan.com 4-22-
09-59-14


STUDENTPAYOUTS.COM
Paid survey takers needed. Gainesville.
100% FREE to join. Click on Surveys 4-22-
09-59-14


DANCERS NEEDED
For adult entertainment company. Make
$1000/wk. Flex schedule 378-3312 4-22-
54-14

Summer Jobs
$2100
Co-ed camp
Room and Board included

Get Paid to Play!
The Florida Elks Youth Camp (FEYC) needs
male and female summer camp counselors
ages 18 and up. FEYC is an over-night camp
located off of Highway 450 in Umatilla, FL.
The camp runs June 8 July 25. Please
contact Krys Ragland at 1-800-523-1673
Ext. 251 or 352 455-4267 4-22-09-72-14.


DELIVERY DRIVER $15/HR
GatorDominos.com/jobs
3-22-40-14

HOUSEKEEPING CLEANING JOBS
All around cleaning & laundry. FT available
Mon-Fri, 10am 5pm. $7.25/hr, experience
and good attitude preferred. All 256-3323 for
more info and interview. 4-22-09-36-14

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
352.333.3936 3-11-09-10-14

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

MOTHER'S HELPER JONESVILLE
SUN-THURS NIGHTS JULY '09-JUNE '10
1st grader help w h/w, supper n tidy house.
email : norial@mac.com
7-2-30-14

PHONE SURVEY INTERVIEWERS
WANTED. Start work today! No sales.
Opinion research only! Flexible schedules!
Perceptive Market Research 336-6760 ext
4081. Call now! 4-22-31-14


BIG LOU'S PIZZERIA
Now hiring servers, pizza makers, cooks and
drivers. Serious workers only. Apply in per-
son 5 SE 2nd Ave Downtown. 4-8-20-14


Premier Corporations is Now Hiring
Necessary qualifications:
- highly organized (goal + deadline oriented)
-comfortable proficiency w/computers +
new software (basic knowledge of
graphics/graphic design is a plus)
- skilled in communication + conflict
resolution
- critical + analytical + creative thinking
Submit resumes to:
jobs@premiercorporations.com
3-25-09-10-14


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-
loy@oakhall.org by March 27th. Interview
information regarding group interview on
March 28th will be sent out upon receipt.
3-26-09-9-14


MEDICAL RECEPTIONIST: Full time.
Scheduling, phone calls, verifying insurance,
entering payments and coordinating office
activities. Resume afn22025@bellsouth.net
4-10-20-14


PHONE AGENTS NEEDED
Must have Excellent Vocabulary and
Communication skills. PC skills needed.
Apply Now!
4112 NW 22nd Drive. 352-371-5888 x 111
4-22-28-14


Long Hair Models sought.
Hip to knee length and longer only please.
Earn $80-300, no exp. ness. no cutting. ca-
sual to elegant attire.
352 792 1824 www.longhair.org 4-6-09-15-
14


TENNIS STAFF NEEDED
33rd Annual GATOR TENNIS CAMP 2009
STAFF NEEDED GOOD PLAYERS ONLY
4 WEEKS IN JUNE-ON CAMPUS COURTS
GOOD PAY, GOOD HOURS, GOODTIMES
CALL COACH M. B. CHAFIN AT 392-3538
IF NO ANSWER-LVE MESSAGE THANKS
4-22-09-26-14


Make Money Giving Away FREE Cell Phones.
Keep Your Number-FREE Activation. NO
DEPOSIT Regardless of Credit. Network
Provider: "Can You Hear Me Now?" Details
at http://IBMC.com 3-24-09-5-14


NIGHT NANNY needed: newborn twins;
S-TH; or F/SAT 11pm to 7am; $11.50/hr
in-home newborn exp req / twin exp pref;
prev nighttime exp pref; APR/MAY/JUNE?
Noah's Ark Nanny; e-mail resume, pix,
sched to gnv@nanoneone.com 3-24-09-5-
14


Opus Cafe Coffee Bar
We are searching for fun and active stu-
dents to work 12 to 30 hours per week at a
fast paced coffee bar near campus.

Starting pay is $7.75/hour + tips.

Call Tim for employment information at
352.262.0822.

An application may also be downloaded at
www.opus-cafe.com.
3-26-09-7-14


You're already socializing on the net.
Why not make some cash
while you're at it?
www.wont-look-back.com 941-321-6618
3-24-09-5-14


FT/PT Stock/clerk. Pinch a Penny.
Apply in person. 7112 W. University Ave or
5010 NW 34th St. 3-31-09-10-14


Sun City Auto
No Credit Check
All Vehicles $0 Down
Buy Here Pay Here
352-338-1999 4-22-09-62-12







TUESDAY, MARCH 24, 2009 0 ALLIGATOR, 17


FUN SUMMER JOB ON CAMPUS
Seeking enthusiastic and outgoing UF stu-
dents to help with meal plan sales from May-
July on UF campus. Approx. 20 hrs a week,
$10/hr plus cash bonuses, flexible hours and
evenings plus free meals! Must enjoy inter-
acting with others in a professional manner
and have a positive attitude. Retail, custom-
er or volunteer experiences a plus. Apply on-
line at www.gatordining.com 3-25-09-6-14

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UF WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

Gators face No. 1


By CHRISTOPHER YAZBEC
Alligator Writer
cyazbec@alligator.org

The 1980 U.S. hockey team
over the USSR. Villanova over
Georgetown. The New York
Giants over the New England
Patriots.
If the Gators women's bas-
ketball team (24-7) comes away
victorious tonight, it might not
be asking too much to add
its feat to this list of greatest
sports upsets.
That's just a taste of what
No. 8-seed UF will be up
against when it steps on the
court at 7:11 p.m. in Storrs,
Conn., to take on No. 1-over-
all-seed Connecticut (34-0) in
the second round of the NCAA
Tournament.
"They are an incredible
team," UF assistant coach Su-
sie Gardner said after Sun-
day's win against No. 9-seed
Temple. "I'm not that old, but
I've seen some of the unde-
feated teams that have come
through. The Tennessees, even
Texas, the first team that went
undefeated. I'm not going to
say this quite yet, but they may


be one of the top three teams in
the history of the game."
It's clear the Gators won't
need any extra motivation, at
least none they can't get from
just talking about playing the
Huskies.
When they watched as the
brackets were revealed just
over a week ago, the Gators
were not happy with their
seeding or with this poten-
tial matchup in such an early
round.
Because of that, they've had
a chip on their shoulder.
"It's actually a motivation
for us to see actually where we
are," senior point guard Sha
Brooks said.
Gardner said the team will
go into this game with a simi-
lar approach to when it played
Tennessee the first time this
season in Gainesville.
"Our players are go-
ing to know UConn's play-
ers' names," Gardner said.
"They've seen them on TV all
year. You ask your players,
'Who would you like to play?'
when you're scheduling, and
SEE UCONN, PAGE 19


Donovan believes team has overachieved


* UF WILL FACE PENN STATE IN THE
NATIONAL INVITATION TOURNA-
MENT QUARTERFINALS TONIGHT.

By MIKE DiFERDINANDO
Alligator Staff Writer
mdiferdinando@alligator.org

The UF basketball team has faced more
than its fair share of criticism this season.
The team has been labeled undersized,
called out for its lack of toughness and
chastised for its failure to finish late in
close games.
Monday, UF coach Billy Donovan
threw out a new adjective: overachiev-
ing.
"He feels like we overachieved? Re-
ally?" center Alex Tyus said.
Apparently UF, the same team that
missed out on the NCAA Tournament
and found itself in the National Invitation
Tournament for the second time in two



* NCAA Women's Basketball: No. 8
UF vs. No. 1 Connecticut
ESPN2, 7 p.m.
* NIT Men's Basketball: No. 1 UF vs.
No. 2 Penn State
ESPN, 9p.m.


seasons, has done more than Donovan ex-
pected it to do this year.
"Our guys in a lot of respects have
overachieved," Donovan said. "Those
guys have won 25 games and done a pret-
ty good job.
"Twenty-five games
S at this point in time in
the season is a lot of bas-
ketball games."
Men's UF, which will host
Basketball Penn State (24-11) to-
night at 9 in the NIT
quarterfinals, is just two
years removed from winning back-to-
back national titles.
Donovan has coached in the NIT just
three times in his 13 years in Gainesville,
the first coming in 1998.
"But you also have to look at this
group and what they've been able to do
as a team, and although it may not be at
the expectation level of some teams, they




* The field for the NCAA Gymnastics Re-
gionals was released Monday. UF got the
No. 6 overall seed and will be compet-
ing on April 4 in Iowa City, Iowa against,
among other teams, No. 7 UCLA.


are trying to get to that point," Donovan
said.
The Gators (25-10) have lost five games
this season by 3 points or fewer.
Winning any one of those three games
would probably have been enough for
UF to slide into the NCAA Tournament
field.
"I understand the measuring stick,"
Donovan said. "You're always looking
to the NCAA Tournament and getting in
and having a chance to move on and ad-
vance."
Donovan has tried his best to shelter
his young team from the expectations set
by two national titles.
The coach may be pleased with his
team's effort this season, but his players
are far from happy with the result of their
work.
"I feel like not making the tournament
is a disappointment. That's where we all
SEE HOOPS, PAGE 19


UF finds its


footing in


tournament
Give credit where it is due.
Someway, somehow, the
UF men's basketball team
has arisen from the mediocrity.
Certainly this is not as impres-
sive as if the Gators had actually
turned it on when it really mat-
tered, but it's worth something,
right?
"Shocked" doesn't measure my
reaction after UF jetted out of the
gates Friday night against Miami.
The Gators looked like a po-
tential NCAA Tournament Sweet
*16 team,
and the
Hurricanes
looked like
they should
have been in
Phil Kegler the College
Basketball
Phil on the Hill Invitational.
pkegler@alligator.org Y e a h
yeah, I
know UF plays its best basketball
at home. But a 23-4 run to start the
game? That's pretty impressive
against any halfway-legitimate
team, a category for which Miami
certainly qualifies. Miami had
quality wins against No. 16 Florida
State and No. 12 Wake Forest, and
in one eight-day span lost to No. 2
North Carolina and No. 6 Duke by
a combined 7 points.
The biggest factor in UF's re-
birth is the re-emergence of all-
everything point guard Nick Cal-
athes.
Welcome back, Mr. Calathes.
The First Team All-Southeast-
ern Conference performer (and
quite possibly Player of the Year if
Calathes and the Gators didn't fall
apart down the stretch of the regu-
lar season) has rattled off 40 points,
12 rebounds and 13 assists in the
first two rounds of the NIT.
Inserting Erving Walker into
the starting lineup instead of
Chandler Parsons looked genius
against Jacksonville and then like
just another roster move against
the 'Canes.
It doesn't really matter for now
because nothing can be changed or
SEE PHIL, PAGE 19


I P*OL ST


Today's question: What will be the result of the
UF-Connecticut women's basketball game tonight?

Previous question: Which No. 1 seed will be the first
to lose in the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament? (see
right for results)


Pitt
UConn
Lville
UNC


Percent (Votes)
36% (16)
32% (14)
20% (9)
11% (5)

231 TOTAL VOTES






TUESDAY, MARCH 24, 2009 U ALLIGATOR, 19


UF BASEBALL

Davis, Bullock lead stronger bullpen into UNF series


By BOBBY CALLOVI
Alligator Writer
bcallovi@alligator.org

There were no guarantees the
lead would hold for the Gators once
they turned the ball over to the bull-
pen before this last week.
UF's relief pitching has success-
fully finished off its last five victo-
ries, with the only hitch coming from
Patrick Keating, usually a starter, on
Tuesday against FSU.
UF (14-7, 3-3 Southeastern Con-
ference) will need its bullpen to
continue to close out games when it
heads to Jacksonville tonight to take
on North Florida (8-15).
The bullpen started the season on
a high note but began to slip during
the Miami series. Then, Florida At-
lantic came to Gainesville on March
4, and everything fell apart for the
relievers. They let 6 runs score in the
sixth inning and gave up UF's 4-0
advantage.
The bullpen had few problems
against lowly Duquesne the next
weekend but faltered again during
UF's three-game series against Ar-
kansas on March 13-15, allowing 10
runs in just 14 1/3 innings of work.
At that point, UF coach Kevin
O'Sullivan had seen enough. It was
time to talk to his two veteran relief
pitchers, Tony Davis and Billy Bull-
ock.
"We had some heart-to-hearts
last weekend," O'Sullivan said.
"Sometimes that's not easy for a


coach to do, but we had some seri-
ous talks."
They couldn't have listened any
harder to his request for them to re-
focus.
The two have each pitched in
four of the five games since, resting
during UF's 10-2 blowout of Tennes-
see on Saturday, and they have com-
bined to let up just 2 runs over their
81/3 innings.
"They needed to step up, and
both guys have had outstanding
weeks," O'Sullivan said.
Their success has poured over
into to the rest of the bullpen. As a
whole, they have allowed just 9 runs
in 23 1/3 innings of work in the last
five games.
Catcher Buddy Munroe has seen
a difference in the relievers lately.
"Everyone is going out there
attacking hitters, which coach
O'Sullivan preaches, and everyone
is going out there with more confi-
dence," Munroe said.
That confidence has allowed
them to go after hitters more, and
the result has been more ground-
ball outs by the pitchers.
O'Sullivan thinks the improve-
ment of the pitching staff could
also help another part of UF's game
where the team has struggled re-
cently.
"If we (get more ground-ball
outs) and shorten the counts, the
defense plays better, because if
the counts don't go deep, the de-
fense won't get out on their heels,"


Harrison Diamond/ Alligator Staff
UF pitcher Billy Bullock winds up to throw during the Gators' 2-1 loss to Miami on Feb. 28 at McKethan
Stadium.
O'Sullivan said. up just one hit during 5 1/3 innings chance to pitch.
When Anthony DeSclafani takes against Florida Atlantic, only to see "We are more relaxed and ready
the mound to start the game tonight, his tremendous start go for nothing. to go," said Clint Franklin, who
he will now have the comfort of Now, he will not only have the tossed 3 2/3 innings in relief on Sat-
handing the ball to someone he can luxury of a bullpen performing at urday and allowed only one base-
rely on to finish what he started. He a high level, but also one that has runner. "Everybody just wants to
was unable to do that when he gave a group of guys eager to get their get up and throw."


Gators

UCONN, fror

they always say UC
It might seem dif
kies team that has ai
son of nearly 32 poi
fewer than 10.
But Gardner has
"If UConn does
find weaknesses, bu
said.
"Their bench is r
lot of players either.
UF, however, is
ity to dig through it


' depth provides sole advantage

But it's almost certain the Gators will need their star
page 18 players on the court for as long as possible if they want
to have any chance of pulling off the unlikely upset.
onn." "Sha loves the matchup," Gardner said. "She always
fficult to find a kryptonite to a Hus- plays good against the great guards,
- average margin of victory this sea- and (Renee) Montgomery's a great
nts and has won every game by no guard.
Women's "Steffi's going to come with her
done her best to name something. confidence and her cockiness, and
have a weakness, which it's hard to Basketball Marshae (Dotson), I think, will step
t they're not overly deep," Gardner up against their post players as well.
"They've got an opportunity to live a lifetime dream
not that deep, but they don't play a and a one-chance opportunity to play a team that prob-
.They stay out of foul trouble." ably is potentially going to be one of the best teams
quite the opposite, and has the abil- ever," Gardner added.
s bench. Every underdog needs a chance.


Tyus says Calathes 'definitely' ready for NBA


HOOPS, from page 18

wanted to be," Tyus said.
"I guess there was something
good that he thought that we did.
He mainly felt we were a hard-
working team this year, things just
didn't play out like we wanted to.
... We just let some games slip."
UF lost seven of its last 12
games this season.
The Gators became the first
team since Michigan State in 1980
to miss out on the NCAA Tourna-
ment for two consecutive years


"I feel like not making the
tournament is a disappoint-
ment. That's where we all
wanted to be. ... We just let
some games slip."
Alex Tyus
UF sophomore center

after winning a national champi-
onship.
"We did win 10 (conference
games) this year, but we didn't
make our goal," guard Nick Cal-
athes said.


TYUS SAYS CALATHES IS NBA-
READY: While the sophomore
guard has been careful to avoid
any talk of an early exit from
Gainesville, Tyus said Monday
that, in his opinion, Calathes is
indeed ready to make the jump to
the next level.
"Yeah, definitely," Tyus said.
"I see him every day in practice,
and his court vision is there.
"He's a good shooter, ball han-
dler and one of the most important
things is that he's a great competi-
tor, and he always wants to get
better."


PHIL, from page 18

fixed this late in the year, and both players still received
plenty of playing time.
I doubt Walker is ready to be a full-time starter in the
SEC next year (if the Gators want to be good again), be-
cause he provides such a spark off the bench.
Regardless, UF is doing the important things, including
outrebounding a supposedly physical Miami team 37-25
on Friday.
But like that man who has been teased by his dream girl
too many times, it is hard to completely erase the skepti-
cism. Three more quality wins and an NIT championship
would undoubtedly change that, but I would not be a sin-
gle bit shocked if UF turns around and lays an egg against
Penn State tonight.
This is where I might consider analyzing the Gators-
Nittany Lions matchup, but I have since realized all the
numbers and matchups don't matter as much with Billy
Donovan's team. The Gators have shown glimpses where
they might compete with any team in America, but those
periods are often followed by longer stretches that show
why they've been banished to the NIT and can lose to al-
most any decent team.
And Penn State despite being involved in that ridic-
ulous 38-33 debacle with Illinois on Feb. 18 could top
UF if the Gators don't show up.
The fourth-place finisher in the Big Ten hopes to have
its standout point guard and Big Ten leading scorer, Talor
Battle, back in the lineup when it tips off tonight. Penn
State defeated current NCAA Tournament Sweet 16-mem-
ber Purdue at home on Jan. 6 and swept Illinois, which
fell to 12-seed Western Kentucky in the first round of the
tourney.
The key to the game is so simple though: Which UF
squad shows up in the O'Connell Center tonight?
Just stop the teasing.






20, ALLIGATOR 0 TUESDAY, MARCH 24, 2009


UF may see glimpse of own future


By ANTHONY CHIANG
Alligator Writer

This week might prove to be a
glimpse into the future for the Gators.
The No. 26 UF women's golf team


will begin play at the Dixie Classic in
St. George, Utah, on Tuesday, swing-
ing on the same course where NCAA
Regionals will be held in 2011.
"Playing on this course is going to
help the team because regionals are


Harrison Diamona / alligator stanl
UF golfer Jessica Yadloczky smiles after sinking a putt during the Lady
Gator Invitational at The Mark Bostick Golf Course on Feb. 23, 2008.


going to be hosted there in a couple of
years," sophomore Jessica Yadloczky
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But this advantage comes with a
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The Gators have yet to play on a
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Jensen has struggled to do. Through-
out the spring season, she has scored
drastically better in the final round of
each event.
Jensen has shot a combined score of
40 over par in the first two rounds of
each tournament in the spring, but she
has shot a combined score of 1 under
par in the final round of each event.
"Evan has been working really
hard on it," Yadloczky said. "She has
been playing more, so when she gets
out there, it's easier for her to score
right off the bat."
The Gators' lineup for the tourna-
ment will consist of Yadloczky, Jensen,
Andrea Watts, Lauren Uzelatz and Ni-
cole Schachner.
Yadloczky said this week's event
will be used to send a message to other
teams around the nation.
"Knowing we are the only SEC
team in this tournament, we know we
have to make a stand toward other
teams because they are going to be at
nationals as well," she said.


MIAMI HEAT

O'Neal sits


with hip bruise

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

MIAMI Miami forward Jermaine O'Neal sat
out in the Heat's 94-82 win against the Memphis
Grizzlies on Monday night with a bruised right
hip, something he described as a minor ailment
that shouldn't keep him sidelined for long in the
Heat's postseason push.
O'Neal had been bothered by the hip for sev-
eral days, starting when he tried to take a charge
last week against the Boston Celtics.
He aggravated the injury in
Sunday's win against the Detroit
Pistons, Heat coach Erik Spoelstra
said, and after a pregame huddle
with team trainers and physi-
cians, the decision was made to
give O'Neal the night off.
O'Neal "It's definitely just one game,
just trying to calm it down, just
because it's affecting the way I move a little bit and
jump and stuff like that," O'Neal said. "So that's
basically it. It's nothing to be worried about."
The Heat entered Monday 3 1/2 games behind
Atlanta in the race for the No. 4 seed in the Eastern
Conference, and 1 1/2 games up on Philadelphia
for fifth place. After Monday, Miami will have 12
games remaining.
And if O'Neal gets his way, he'll play in all of
them.
"We're not worried about it at all," O'Neal
said. "It's just a precautionary thing. Obviously, I
would like to play and the team would like for me
to play, but it's the best-case scenario just for this
particular day."
O'Neal has averaged 14.2 points and 5.4 re-
bounds in 17 games since being acquired from
Toronto. Miami began the day in fifth place in the
Eastern Conference.
He's also second in charges taken on the Heat,
despite not coming to the team until past the mid-
way point of the season.
"I'm one of the rare big guys in this league, I'm
almost sure. I may even lead the league in charg-
es taken (among forward-centers)," O'Neal said.
"You don't find a whole lot of that, who really
puts his body in harm's way to protect the basket.
Sometimes, the negative to that is you're going to
get a couple of nicks and bruises."


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