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VOLUME 102 ISSUE 125


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We Inform. You Decide.


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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25, 2009


INCUMBENTS SWEEP ELECTION


Amendment 1 fails;


About 20,000 vote

By HUNTER SIZEMORE and JACQUELYN WEINER
Alligator Writers

Both Gainesville city commissioners who were up for re-
election will serve another term, voters decided in Tuesday's
citywide election.
At-Large Commissioner Jeanna Mastrodicasa and District
1 Commissioner Scherwin Henry will both serve their second
three-year term.
"I wasn't fully expecting this big of a win, but I'm delighted
to have it," Mastrodicasa said. Mastrodicasa gained a clear ma-
jority of the At-Large votes at 58.13 percent.
Entering the room where candidates, their supporters and
a bevy of anti-Amendment 1 volunteers waited for the results,
Mastrodicasa was greeted with a celebratory uproar.
"Whoa," she said, looking at at the results on the projector
screen."Whoa."
Sitting nearby was At-Large candidate Robert Krames, who
came in second place with 25.08 percent of the vote.
Krames, somber-faced in a blue-collared shirt and tie, stared
at the screen as his wife gripped his index finger.
"I worked really hard to get my name out there," Krames
said in an interview a few moments later.
Tom Cunilio, another of the five At-Large candidates, also
looked unhappy as he watched the election results.
Cunilio received 6.27 percent of the vote.
"I quite frankly didn't expect such a strong trend toward Sarah Hsu/ Alligator Staff
SEE ELECTION, PAGE 14 Liz Hartwell, left, and other citizens cheer after seeing the election results for Amendment 1 at Brophy's Irish Pub
downtown Tuesday night. About 58 percent of voters voted against the amendment, preventing its passing.


GAINESVILLE CITY ELECTIONS

Number of student


voters increases


By EMILY FUGGETTA
Alligator Writer
efuggetta@alligator org

The number of people who
voted on campus in city elections
Tuesday more than quadrupled
those who voted in 2006.
More than 1,500 registered on-
campus voters turned out at the
polls on Tuesday as opposed to 363
in 2006, according to a Supervisor
of Elections statistics report.
UF business management se-
nior Nicole Joury said her motive
for voting was to fight Amend-


ment 1, which, if passed, would
have removed Gainesville's civil
rights ordinance.
Joury said if she didn't feel so
strongly about the amendment,
she would have remained a reg-
istered voter in West Palm, where
she has voted in the past.
"They're covering it up with this
bullshit about protecting people in
bathrooms or whatever," she said.
"No one should have the ability to
take away people's rights like that
just because they don't agree with
SEE CAMPUS, PAGE 13


Vietnamese offered again


UF officials said Tuesday they plan to offer the
Vietnamese classes taught by laid-off assistant
professor Andrea Pham next year.
Pham, however, wrote in an e-mail that she
hasn't decided yet if she will teach them.
Pham was scheduled to be laid off in June as a
result of budget cuts, but an arbitrator overturned
her layoff more than a week ago, ruling that UF
violated its contract with the faculty union when
it decided to let her go.
Since Pham is the only faculty member who
teaches UF's two Vietnamese courses, they were
originally scheduled to be eliminated.
Ann Wehmeyer, interim chair of the Depart-
ment of Languages, Literatures and Cultures,
said her department plans to add the courses to
the schedule for next year, pending confirmation
from Pham.


But Pham wrote she has not made up her
mind.
"Whether I will teach these classes next year is
(s)till not clear," she wrote. "I need to solve some
complications that this layoff
has created for me."
UF spokesman Janine Sikes
said Pham has not been of-
ficially reinstated yet, though
she said the process is under
way.
Dean of the College of Lib-
Pham eral Arts and Sciences Paul
D'Anieri and UF Provost Joe
Glover did not respond to an e-mail asking about
her reinstatement.
-THOMAS STEWART


* Erving Walker
(left) and the UF
men's basketball
team's season
came to an end
Tuesday night in
the with a 71-62
loss to Penn State
in the NIT quarter-
finals.
See Story, Page 22


Priest sentenced in theft case
WEST PALM BEACH, (AP) A
Florida priest who pleaded guilty to steal-
ing more than $370,000 from his church
was sentenced Tuesday to 14 months in
prison.
The Rev. John Skehan, 81, acknowl-
edged taking the money from St. Vincent
Ferrer Catholic Church in Delray Beach
during his 40 years as a priest there.
During his sentencing hearing last
week, Skehan and supporters pleaded


with the judge for leniency. Skehan had
faced from 22 months to up to 30 years in
prison.
"I humbly ask this court to consider
the whole of my life in pronouncing this
judgment," Skehan told the judge.
On Tuesday, Palm Beach County Cir-
cuit Judge Jeffrey Colbath sentenced Ske-
han to 14 months in prison.
The sentence will be followed by seven
years probation for the first-degree grand
theft charge.


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News Today


WHAT'S HAPPENING
Peace Corps in Latin America
Today, 6:30 p.m.
Returned volunteers will dis-
cuss their experiences living
and working in Latin America
as Peace Corps Volunteers. A
recruiter will be available to
talk about the application pro-
cess. All majors and commu-
nity members welcome. E-mail
peacecorps@ufic.ufl.edu for
questions.

Final Relay for Life Team
Captain's Meeting
Today, 6:30 p.m.
Little Hall, Room 113

Gator Smiles Third Annual
Band Party
Today, 9:30 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Bishop Tavern,
1 W. University Ave.
Help raise money for chil-
dren with cleft lips and pal-
ates by coming to a local band
night. The money raised will
help pay for their surgeries.
Performances by: The Rooze,
Kellen Malloy and High Life.
Visit www.gatorsmiles.com
for more information.

"Neither National nor Global:
Immigrant Spaces and Subjects"
Talk by Saskia Sassen
Thursday, 7p.m.
Pugh Hall Ocora
Sponsored by the Center for
European Studies.

International Brown Bag Lunch
"CHINA: Perspectives of a
Study Abroad Student and an
International Chinese Student"
Thursday
11:45 a.m. to 12:25 p.m.
The Hub International Center,
Room 145
Attendees should feel free to
bring their own lunches. Call
352-273-1536 for more info.





St. Francis House

Special Permit

Renewal Meeting



Thursday, March 26

6:30 pm

City Hall Auditorium



St Francis House would welcome a
large turnout from the community
supporting the renewal of the permits.

Questions: 378-9079
Email: sfhdir@stfrancis.cfcoxmail.com


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Today, 7 p.m.
UF Hillel
Come and enjoy free food
while hearing what events
the group has in store.

Islam on Campus at the
University of Florida presents:
"Laughing Is Not Haram"
Saturday, doors at 7:30 p.m.,
Event begins at 8:15
MSB Auditorium, Health
Science Center
A night of Muslim com-
edy featuring Hamzah Moin
(ManiacMuslim),Gandaghee
and Asif Ali (Brown Man
Group). The event is free.
Must be at least 15 years old
to attend.

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UF ACADEMICS

Large animal surgeon appointed to interim chair


By KRISTEN HUFF
Alligator Contributing Writer

UF announced the appointment
of the chief of large animal surgery
at UF to interim chairman of the De-
partment of Large Animal Clinical
Sciences on Tuesday.
Dr. David Freeman, an equine
surgeon, was appointed earlier this
month to the position, which is in
the College of Veterinary Medicine.
Freeman said his greatest chal-
lenge has been deciding where to


suggest the department trim its
budget, as UF President Bernie Ma-
chen has requested of all university
colleges and administrative units
prepare for a 10 percent cut of their
budget.
However, he said he could not
comment on the specific areas he's
considering because the final deci-
sion will come from the dean.
Freeman was appointed to fill the
space left by former chairwoman Dr.
Eleanor Green, who left to become
the dean of Texas A&M University's


College of Veterinary Medicine &
Biomedical Sciences.
Freeman said
he will hold the
position for at
least a year so the
department can
sort out budget
issues before its
structure is re-
Freeman evaluated to de-
termine specific
needs. Once that is done, a national
search will be conducted for a per-


manent department chair.
Freeman has continued to be
chief of large animal surgery, as he
was before his appointment. Addi-
tionally, now that he is interim dean,
he is also chief of staff of UF's Large
Animal Hospital. Freeman said he
has been able to handle both posi-
tions in part because the hospital has
had about one-third fewer animals
due to the economy.
"We've been affected in the same
way every business has," he said.
Although Freeman is excited to


work with faculty members in his
temporary position, he said he also
looks forward to being able to con-
duct more research and surgery once
the position has been filled. Because
of the demands of the position, he's
had to cut back on clinical work, re-
search and grant writing, he said.
"Probably from an early stage my
goal was to be an equine surgeon,"
Freeman said. "That's what brought
me to where I am today, and it still
remains what I'm most interested in
doing."


Undergrad nursing programs saved from budget cuts


* THE COLLEGE MAY SEEK TO
REDUCE ENROLLMENT OVER TIME.

By THOMAS STEWART
Alligator Staff Writer

The undergraduate programs inUF's Col-
lege of Nursing will not be eliminated under
a 10 percent budget cut proposal scheduled


to be released today by the college, said Tra-
cy Wright, college spokeswoman.
However, the college might seek to re-
duce enrollment in the programs over time.
"Like the university as a whole," she
said, "we're focusing more on graduate edu-
cation."
Of the 734 students in the college, 340 are
undergraduates, with another 333 freshman
and sophomores hoping to get in when they


become juniors.
Under the proposal, no tenured faculty
or faculty who would eventually be eligible
for tenure would be
U F cut, Wright said.
Administration The number of
temporary faculty
might be cut, how-
ever, which would affect the number of un-
dergraduates the college could teach, she


said.
In addition to the 10-percent budget cut
proposal that was requested of all colleges
and administrative units, the college was
asked to present the pros and cons of cutting
its undergraduate programs.
The College of Education was asked to
do the same. It announced Friday that its
undergraduate programs would also be
spared.


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ACADEMICS

UF student one of 16 to win nationwide ad contest


By MARA RUDOLPH
Alligator Contributing Writer

One UF student got a taste of
commercial success after creating
a new advertisement for a nation-
wide Hardee's contest.
The commercial, which was con-
ceived by UF telecommunications
senior David Cohen, is one of 16
chosen to promote Hardee's' latest
creation, the Little Thickburger.
Cohen was watching the Victo-
ria's Secret fashion show in Decem-
ber when he saw a commercial for
Hardee's requesting user-submitted
advertisements.
"I thought to myself, 'I bet you
I could make one of those,'" Cohen


said.
He logged onto the company's
Web site and decided to play around
with the site's ad generator.
Cohen created several joke com-
mercials and sent them to his friends
just for fun before finally submitting
one to the company with the words
"Just Fasted" over the Thickburger
and "Just Hungry" over the Little
Thickburger.
Though Cohen was worried his
commercial might have too much of
a religious connotation, he decided
to sleep on it.
The next day, when he was walk-
ing back from class, Cohen had a
flash of inspiration.
"I don't know what it was -


maybe it was somebody talking on a
cell phone nearby or something, but
my mind finally put together what
it had been working on for the past
day," he said.
"It's cool, beating out all
those people with some-
thing I did overnight."
David Cohen
UF senior

He rushed home and typed the
words "No room for dessert" over
the Thickburger and "Vanilla or
Chocolate?" over the Little Thick-
burger and submitted his idea.
At the time, more than 30,000


commercials had been submitted to
Hardee's.
More than two months later,
Cohen got an e-mail requesting his
permission to use his concept as a
commercial.
"Apparently one of the Hardee's
representatives said I hit the market-
ing concept dead-on," he said. "It's
cool, beating out all those people
with something I did overnight."
As there are no Hardee's restau-
rants in Gainesville, Cohen said he
has not yet had an opportunity to try
the Little Thickburger.
Meanwhile, his commercial has
aired several times.
Though Cohen has yet to see it,
he said some of his friends saw it


aired during "American Idol."
He has remained humble about
his accomplishment, citing it as "one
of those things that you would write
in a '10 things you don't know about
me' fact list.
Cohen said he writes regularly for
bleacherreport.com and co-hosted a
sports talk show in St. Augustine
last summer, but he has no plans to
switch over to advertising.
Instead, Cohen said he is inter-
ested in a career in sportscasting.
He hopes his commercial will be a
stand-out piece in his portfolio.
"If it gets me through a door
somewhere, then great," Cohen
said. "Maybe it will open up a new
door for me."


Group supports


merge, not cuts

About 30 students enrolled in the Department of Commu-
nication Sciences and Disorders gathered on the Plaza of the
Americas on Tuesday to protest the potential cut of their pro-
gram from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
Students handed out fliers to those passing by for about four
hours and held posters reading "CSD Deserves to Stay."
During a meeting last week, dean of CLAS Paul D'Anieri
announced a proposal, which would cut $9.3 million from the
college's budget. The geology department, religion department
and Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
could all be on the chopping block.
Kelsey Wallace, a UF graduate student, said the proposal
outlined two outcomes for the communication sciences and dis-
orders department to be merged into the College fo Health
and Human Performance or to be cut completely.
"Our program isn't more important than any other pro-
gram," Wallace said. "The merger would be good
On for us but not a cut. I know cuts have to happen,
Campus but I want them to make sense."
Wallace said the CSD program helps veterans,
stroke patients and those who suffer head injuries overcome
speech problems, as well as children with speech impediments
or dyslexia. Students also learn how to assist elderly with hear-
ing problems in the audiology department. She added that the
department has two nationally ranked programs, the speech pa-
thology program is ranked No. 10 in the Association of Ameri-
can Universities and the audiology program is ranked No. 3.
Graduate student Kristy Lewandowski agreed and said she
has a Wednesday meeting set up with D'Anieri to discuss the
possible cut.
"We're not trying to attack him," she said. "We're just con-
fused as to why we're on the top tier to be completely cut."
Wallace said Tuesday's goal to raise awareness was success-
ful and felt the majority of students showed support.
"A lot of people understand what we're going through be-
cause a similar thing is happening to their program," she said.
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House Hunting
Jason Froehlich, Chris Law and Drew Green check a Gainesville apartment guide Tuesday on the corner
of University Avenue and 13th street. The self-proclaimed "rambling men" arrived in Gainesville at 4
p.m. Monday after about a 950-mile drive from Sellersville, Penn. "We keep traveling because we can't
find a reason not to," Froehlich said.






6, ALLIGATOR U WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25, 2009

Editorial

Out of Mexico

Increasing security along

border a good thing

News from Washington reveals word of critical steps
being taken to increase security along the Mexican
border, with hopes of controlling drug cartel-related
violence.
According to an article in The New York Times, the pres-
ence of federal agents will be increased, along with more sur-
veillance equipment to deter illegal traffic moving on both
sides of the border. This marks the first time in U.S. history
that attention will be paid to movement into Mexico by the
federal government. Specifically, highly modernized X-ray
machines will be installed at various entry points along the
border, and $30 million from the economic stimulus has been
allocated to provide support to law enforcement based in the
region.
The Editorial Board applauds the Obama Administra-
tion for taking a proactive approach to increasing the secu-
rity along the Mexico border. With a great deal of violence
among the drug cartels in cities such as Tijuana, located right
on the U.S. border, inaction on the part of the U.S. govern-
ment would have resulted in negative effects for American
communities just a stone's throw away from the mayhem.
Tuesday's revelation comes in the wake of Congress already
setting aside $700 million to aid Mexico in the war on drugs
with sophisticated aircraft and education on how to improve
the country's current legal system.
While we generally think of Spring Break when talking
about safety concerns in Mexico, we must mention that more
than 7,000 people have been killed during the last 14 months
- a bit more important than drugs, sex and house music.


Sweet Spot


While the U.S. econ-
omy continues to
sing a sour note,
one sector of industry has
left business owners with a
sweet taste in their mouths.
According to an article in
The New York Times, candy
sales across the country have
skyrocketed in the wake of
the current financial crisis.
From inexpensive choco-
lates to classics such as Mary
Janes and Gummy Bears, the
masses have turned to sug-
ary delights for an afternoon
pick-me-up.
Most surprising is the
revelation that consum-
ers are adding candy to
their shopping lists, rather
than the usual impulse buy
of a Reese's Fastbreak bar
screaming "eat me" at the
checkout line.
If Americans can boost
their spirits with a Snickers
bar chased with a handful of
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Octomom just another attention whore


he's a spectacle, and just like rubberneckers pass-
ing a five-car pileup, Americans can't seem to look
away.
The sensation that is the Octomom, otherwise known
as Nadya Suleman, has been gracing television sets all
over the country. Suleman spoke to Radar Online, an on-
line entertainment magazine, through dangerously full
lips about what it's like to be her and undoubtedly
collected a fat check in the process.
Shame is a foreign concept to Suleman, the woman
who was catapulted to fame for being irresponsible
enough to give birth to octuplets on top of her six previ-
ous children with no way to support them. So far, Sule-
man has reveled in the televised fanfare, milking her 15
minutes of fame for all they're worth. The Octomom did,
however, draw the line at starring in an X-rated film even
though she was offered a whopping million dollars.
Either she does have a shred of decorum left, or the
price just wasn't right.
Suleman knew without a doubt that she wouldn't be
able to financially support her brood of children, so what
was her plan had she not been offered "a couple of little
opportunities" from the likes of Dr. Phil and nonprofit
organization Angels in Waiting?
Government assistance, of course!
Yes, the answer was quite simple to the single mother
of 14: Mooch off a system meant to help people who actu-
ally desperately need financial help.
Looking a gift horse in the mouth, Suleman already
fired the nannies from Angels in Waiting who were tak-
ing care of her children, saying she would find her own
help.
It's anybody's guess as to how she will afford to find


the care for enough little ones to
form her very own basketball
team.
Never once did this woman
stop to think that if she couldn't
raise her children, perhaps she
Naudia Jawad should not have had them. Sule-
letters@alligator.org man claimed that she was living
in a state of denial and has just
begun to see the reality of being the single mother of 14
children. Ever the irresponsible drain on society, Sule-
man has simply decided to revel in a system that time
after time has fallen prone to being easily manipulated.
Suleman was supporting her other six young children
on food stamps, student loans and disability payments.
Unemployed before giving birth to her octuplets, Octo-
mom apologized to her imaginary legion of fans for what
she calls a "mess," but she shows absolutely no signs of
remorse or restraint.
In fact, she's certainly been hamming it up for all the
cameras.
While this ordeal is the perfect example of why Amer-
ica desperately needs to have some sort of discourse on
welfare reform, it has been portrayed as nothing more
than one selfish woman's obsession with the spotlight.
Regardless of how outrageous Suleman's actions are,
her children never asked to come into the world this
way.
For the sake of the children, taxpayers may just have
to stomach the whole ordeal and sit by as those like Sule-
man work the system for their own benefit.
Naudia Jawad is journalism graduate student. Her col-
umn appears on Wednesdays.


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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25, 2009 U ALLIGATOR, 7


Letter to the Editor
UF needs geological sciences
As a current undergraduate stu-
dent, OPS research assistant and
future applicant to graduate school
at the University of Florida's De-
partment of Geological Sciences, I
urge Dean Paul D'Anieri, Provost
Joe Glover, the Board of Trustees
and President Bernie Machen to re-
consider the taking a cleaver to the
geological sciences department.
It is obvious that I am biased,
but even when I try to put my bias
aside, I cannot fathom how one of
the largest universities in the coun-
try can maintain its prestige with-
out a Department of Geological
Sciences.
The proposed "worst case
scenario" budget cuts to the Col-


lege of Liberal Arts and Sciences
would, among other things, cut the
departments of geological sciences
and religion by about 50 percent.
It seems (and has been sug-
gested by various faculty members
who will remain unnamed) that
this would be to slowly phase out
the departments.
What needs to be done is to
carefully remove certain positions
at every department college-wide,
rather than focusing the blunt
force of the red pen on a few de-
partments.
I cannot speak for the Depart-
ment of Religion, but the Depart-
ment of Geological Sciences is per-
forming cutting-edge research that


is important to the state and the
nation.
In the past few years, the De-
partment of Geological Sciences
has brought in approximately $7
million from external sources to
fund some of this research.
These research topics range
from groundwater flow to possible
carbon sinks, reconstructing super-
continent breakup and ocean sedi-
ment isotopes, among many other
research topics.
Such components would not
only add to the prestige of the very
well-known department but also
help better our understanding of
current world problems, such as
global climate change, environ-


mental issues and energy solu-
tions.
The faculty of the Department
of Geological Sciences is com-
prised of many very well-known
scientists who are molding us bud-
ding scientists to follow in their
footsteps.
These faculty members are
comprised of tenured as well as
nontenured faculty who are all
important for the department to
function.
Cutting nontenure-track and
tenure-track faculty members
would greatly diminish the amount
of research our department could
perform, slash the number of stu-
dents (undergraduate and gradu-


ate alike) that the department could
take in, greatly diminish the qual-
ity of education of any remaining
students and almost surely lead to
the phasing out of the department.
Especially with the current
growing concern over our environ-
ment, the energy crisis and quickly
diminishing potable water supply,
not having a thriving geological
sciences department would be ab-
surd.
The Department of Geological
Sciences is crucial to the success
of The Gator Nation, and the pro-
posed budget cuts would handi-
cap our program to the point of no
recovery.
Robert E. Hernandez
4LS


Guest column

Future of CLAS needs to include strong religion program


L ast Wednesday College of Lib-
eral Arts and Sciences Dean Paul
D'Anieri revealed possible CLAS
budget cuts which, if implemented, would
reduce funding for the Department of Reli-
gion at UF by 65 percent. This would leave
the department with a mere four faculty
members and would likely end the gradu-
ate program.
As graduate students from the UF reli-
gion department, we whole-heartedly con-
cur with his vision that a liberal arts educa-
tion strives to change lives and to "ask the
hard questions." As students, researchers,
teachers and teaching assistants, we can at-
test that our classes foster a space for un-
dergraduates from across disciplines to ask
"hard questions" about religious diversity.
These questions will be invaluable to their
futures as citizens of a global society. In or-
der to continue to offer such a space and to
contribute to the interdisciplinary relation-
ships, we have forged within the university
and beyond. It is crucial for us to retain a
strong religion department.
The dean made clear that the proposed
cuts are partially based upon the small
number of religion majors. This criterion
overlooks the wealth of resources that our
department offers the students who enroll
in our classes as non-majors. Our students
are future scholars, but they are also future


diplomats, lawyers, public administrators,
scientists, health care workers, teachers and
engineers. Our introductory classes, such as
Introduction to Islam, American Religious
History or Environmental Ethics, allow stu-
dents to engage in lively, intelligent debate
as they critically analyze the complex and
ever-changing place of religion in human
life. They leave our classes better equipped
to live, work and thrive within a global-
ized world. As the comments we receive on
teaching evaluations can attest, our courses
have changed lives.
Our students are bridge builders, forg-
ing lasting relationships within UF and on
the national and international scene. Com-
bined, we have made 13 presentations at
international conferences and 98 presenta-
tions at the national or local level. We have
also been published in 72 academic publi-
cations. In addition, we have been awarded
13 outside grants, fellowships and scholar-
ships. Our graduate program, which is split
into three unique tracks Religions of
Asia, Religion in the Americas and Religion
and Nature has influenced or served as
an example for other graduate programs,
such as the University of Texas at Austin.
We have worked with religion facul-
ty, along with faculty from the School of
Building Construction and Design, School
of Forest Resources and Conservation, the


Speaking Out departments of po-
Budget Crisis litical science, agri-
culture, music, world
languages, history
and anthropology, the McKnight Brain In-
stitute, the Harn Museum of Art, the Wa-
ter Institute, Florida State University and
Fordham University, to secure several
large grants and research projects, such as a
$300,000 National Science Foundation grant
and a Ford Foundation grant. We have also
helped faculty form organizations, such as
the Center for the Study of Hindu Tradi-
tions and the International Society for the
Study of Religion, Nature & Culture, which
has a global membership of over 300. We
have given lectures or taught classes at
venues around Gainesville, such as the
public schools. Students have also served
other departments, such as Latin Ameri-
can Studies, by developing and teaching
new cross-listed courses. Dismantling the
religion department would sever these ties
that make an invaluable contribution to our
university's vitality.
The dean has suggested that students
can be educated about religion by other de-
partments. Many of us have worked with
scholars in other departments whose re-
search deals with religion, and we have the
utmost respect for their endeavors. None-
theless, we maintain that a strong religion


department is crucial to the strength of the
entire university.
Gaining skills over years of having re-
ligion as our central focus, we make a
deep-reaching and rigorous analysis of the
diverse ways that people negotiate their
relationships with one another and with
the nonhuman world in light of their ulti-
mate concerns. We offer a comprehensive
approach that grapples with radically di-
verse ways of thinking and being the world
- as expressed through sacred texts and
everyday, embodied cosmologies and
explores how these ways of thinking and
being derive from and play out in collective
action. While we do not relegate religion to
a realm divorced from human life, neither
do we reduce it to a simple calculus of eco-
nomics, politics or neuroscience.
When religion enters the public sphere,
there is often a burst of media interest. Re-
ligion appears with visible force at particu-
lar moments in history and otherwise lurks
behind the scenes. The academic study of
religion makes visible the continual and
commonplace presence of religion in mul-
tiple arenas of life.
Eleanor Finnegan, Leah Sarat, Clinton
Bland, Bridgette O'Brien, Sean O'Neil and
Caleb Simmons contributed to the column. The
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LOCAL

UF alum arrested in crash that claimed local woman


By THOMAS STEWART
Alligator Staff Writer
tstewart@alligator.org

Amanda Boyd, 23, who gradu-
ated from UF in December, has
been charged with DUI man-
slaughter for a crash in Septem-
ber.
Gainesville resident Betty Hin-
son, 74, was killed in the crash.
A warrant for Boyd's arrest


was served Monday. She was
booked into the Alachua County
Jail the same day, and bond was
set at $25,000.
According to a Florida High-
way Patrol report, Boyd had
a blood alcohol level of .21. In
Florida a driver is considered im-
paired with a blood alcohol level
of .08.
Boyd told police she left the
Applebee's on Northwest 13th


Street on Sept. 1 between 5p.m.
and 5:30 p.m. after having one
Michelob Ultra draft around 4
p.m.
While traveling east on Uni-
versity Avenue in a 1996 black
Ford Ranger, Boyd veered onto
the shoulder of the road at a
curve.
The truck then traveled into
the opposite lane, striking the left
front side of Hinson's 2008 Chev-


rolet Impala at the intersection
of University Avenue and State
Road 26, according to the report.
The crash occurred at 5:45
p.m., according to the report.
Boyd's car continued down
the road, striking a stop sign and
a bike lane sign before turning
over onto its right side.
Hinson was pronounced dead
at the scene, the report stated.
Boyd told police she was trav-


eling about 45 mph to 50 mph, but
speed calculations indicated she
was traveling 60 mph to 68 mph
when she applied the brakes.
A toxicology report deter-
mined Boyd had no drugs in her
system but had taken prescrip-
tion Wellbutrin XL, for depres-
sion and anxiety disorders.
Boyd majored in economics at
UF, according to UF's Office of
the Registrar.


Military girlfriends prepare for upcoming deployments


*PRESIDENT OBAMA IS PREPARING
TO SEND 17,000 REINFORCEMENTS
TO AFGHANISTAN.

By RACHEL KOPEC
Alligator Contributing Writer

President Barack Obama's foreign pol-
icy hits close to home for some women.
They are the few, the proud, the military
girlfriends.
President Obama is preparing to send
17,000 reinforcements to Afghanistan in
addition to about 35,000 troops already
there.
Most of them will be deployed to small,
remote bases in the most violent parts of
the country, according to the Wall Street
Journal.


Some deployments will happen in April,
so military girlfriends at UF are preparing
to say goodbye to their loved ones now.
For Jess Custer, a UF political science
senior, this means postponing her wed-
ding date an entire year.
"Things I used to read about in text-
books are now affecting whether I can or-
der flowers for my wedding," she said.
First Lt. Brandt Anderson proposed to
Custer in November, and the two planned
to be married this summer before he left,
until his deployment date was moved to
April 12.
She said it is difficult to come to terms
with the idea of him being at war for the
next 12 months and to accept the Obama
administration's decision to push up the
date for the troop surge.
When you marry into the military,


Custer said, you marry the political ad-
ministration's ideology also.
"It makes you not want to like whoever
is in office," she said.
Thousands of couples have been sepa-
rated in wartime, and she said there is a
sense of romance to it. She will be sending
care packages full of books, food and love
letters.
"But the reality is, you are
Student going to bed alone at night,"
Life she said.
Amanda Hines, who will
also say goodbye to her boyfriend in April,
has lived with deployment anxiety before.
Her boyfriend, Greg Rigdon, a corporal in
the Marine Corps, served eight months in
Iraq last year.
Hines, a UF public relations junior, said
she couldn't drive him to the airport last


time because it was too hard to say good-
bye.
"When he left I felt numb and shaky,"
Hines said. "I went inside and collapsed."
While he was gone, she was always by
her phone waiting for his call. She said
she was always scared that the call she re-
ceived wouldn't be from him.
Though his phone calls were rare, Hines
was able to send him daily e-mails or Face-
book messages.
But in Afghanistan, he will not have
regular access to the Internet. Rigdon is set
to leave mid-April and won't be home un-
til after Thanksgiving.
Custer said the next year will be a bal-
ance between making her life choices while
understanding his are on hold.
"It would be nice to have him home,"
she said. "It would be nice to be normal."





10, ALLIGATOR U WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25, 2009


Student coalition


plans rally against


UF budget cuts


* RALLYTO BE HELD
ON APRIL 7 ON THE PLA-
ZA OF THE AMERICAS

By CAROLYN TILLO
Alligator Contributing Writer

Some UF students are tak-
ing a stand against budget
cuts to higher education and
subsequent layoffs by joining
forces with faculty.
A rally designed to create
a united front on the issue
will be held in the Plaza of the
Americas on April 7 and is
organized by the student-run
Coalition Save Our Schools
and the United Faculty of
Florida.
Save Our Schools is a coali-
tion of student groups dedicat-
ed to raising awareness about
budget cuts and encouraging
students to take action.
"We're basically trying to
start a dialogue between stu-
dents and UF administration,"
said UF anthropology junior


Kathryn Ranhorn, a founding
member of the coalition.
The rally will feature
speeches from faculty and
will give students the chance
to write letters to state legisla-
tors about the cuts.
The event follows the start-
up of a student group at Flori-
da State University, which has
a similar goal.
On The organiza-
Campus tion, known as
Protect Our Pro-
fessors, hopes to raise $100,000
to donate to FSU's provost in
an effort to help professors
and boost their morale, said
Jill Chandler, the senior class
president at FSU.
Leah Rosenberg, the mem-
bership chair of the United
Faculty of Florida and an as-
sociate professor of English
at UF, said faculty members
and students have a different
understanding of impacts the
cuts will make, adding they
must work together to counter
the cuts.


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ON CAMPUS

Band to fuse blugrass, classical music on campus


ByYVONNEAYALA
Alligator Contributing Writer

The Punch Brothers will strum
and pluck a unique fusion of blue-
grass and classical music at UF's
Phillips Center for the Performing
Arts Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.
The band is the new venture of
composer, singer and mandolinist
Chris Thile, showcasing some of
the most popular bluegrass, folk
and traditional performers.
"We don't really have a certain
sound that we're going for," band
member Noam Pikelny said. "We
love trying to create something
new, and we try to create things


that really kind of utilize all of our
best talents."
In addition to Thile and Pikel-
ny, the band is made up of gui-
tarist Chris Eldridge, bass player
Paul Kowert and fiddle player
Gabe Witcher.
First named The Tensions
Mountain Boys, the group
changed its name to the Punch
Brothers, inspired by the Mark
Twain short story "Punch Broth-
ers, Punch."
Pikelny said the story is about
a jingle that gets stuck in the lis-
tener's head, and the only way to
get rid of it is to pass it on to some-
one else.
"Boy, it would be nice if our


music could get caught in people's
heads," Pikelny said.
Band members share a history
of exploring different musical
styles.
"We don't really have a
certain sound that we're
going for."
Noam Pikelny
Musician

Witcher's music has been fea-
tured in films like "Brokeback
Mountain" and "Toy Story."
While some may know Thile
from the band Nickel Creek, he


released his first solo bluegrass
album when he was just 13 years
old.
"Chris Thile plays the mando-
lin, but he plays it in a way that
is sort of taking it out of the blue-
grass box... and the Punch Broth-
ers do that with their music," said
Amy Douglas, the marketing di-
rector for the Phillips Center.
Thile's newest creation is a
40-minute composition featured
on their debut album "Punch."
"The concept of 'Blind Leaving
the Blind' was really kind of Chris
Thile coming to terms with his
life," Pikelny said. "A life where
he got divorced before he was 25,
and a life where he was trying to


figure out what religion means to
him."
The Punch Brothers will per-
form songs from their new album
in addition to works in progress
and some covers.
"We want people who love
good music to come to the show
and focus as intensely, or more
intensely than they would if they
were sitting silent in a movie
theater," Pikelny said. We want
people to take it in and challenge
themselves in the way that we're
challenging ourselves."
Ticket prices for the general
public range from $25 to $45. UF
students may purchase balcony-
level tickets for $10.


Two arrested in


stealing spree

* THEY WERE CHARGED WITH GRAND THEFT.

Two men were arrested Monday and accused of
stealing chairs, signs and flags.
At about 2:45 a.m., Gainesville Police officer Crystal
Castor was patrolling Southwest 39th Boulevard and
saw two men taking a wooden sign and a flag that be-
longed to the Greenwich Green apartment complex.
When she approached them they ran to a car and
drove away, the GPD arrest report stated.
Local According to the report, when Cas-
News tor pulled the men over, she handcuffed
them and saw several other signs sitting
in the back of the car.
When she asked them why they were stealing signs,
Travis Jones, 20, said he and Matthew Clark, 18, did it
because they were bored.
From the Greenwich Green apartment complex, they
took a "Car Wash" sign, an "Office" sign, an orange flag
and a handicapped-parking sign, the report stated.
Jones told Castor he and Clark had taken lawn chairs
from patios and a "No Exit" sign from the Woodlands
of Gainesville apartment complex, the report stated.
He also told Castor he and Clark took a "Slow: Chil-
dren Playing" sign, a "Make Offer" sign and a "Wel-
come" flag from the Fairmont Oaks apartment com-
plex.
Jones and Clark were charged with grand theft.
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NATIONAL

Health insurance industry to eliminate risk rating


THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

WASHINGTON The health
insurance industry offered Tuesday
for the first time to curb its contro-
versial practice of charging higher
premiums to people with a history
of medical problems.
The offer from America's Health
Insurance Plans and the Blue Cross
and Blue Shield Association is a
potentially significant shift in the
debate over reforming the nation's


health care system to rein in costs
and cover an estimated 48 million
uninsured people. It was contained
in a letter to key senators.
In the letter, the two insurance
industry groups said their members
are willing to "phase out the prac-
tice of varying premiums based on
health status in the individual mar-
ket" if all Americans are required
to get coverage. Although the letter
left open some loopholes, it was still
seen as a major development.


"They have never in their
history offered to give up
risk rating."
Len Nichols
Health economist

"The offer here is to transition
away from risk rating, which is one
of the things that makes life hell for
real people," said health economist
Len Nichols of the New America
Foundation public policy center.


"They have never in their history of-
fered to give up risk rating."
"This letter demonstrates that
insurance companies are open to
major insurance reform, and are
even willing to accept broad con-
sumer protections," said Sen. Jeff
Bingaman, D-N.M., a moderate who
could help bridge differences on a
health care overhaul. "It represents
a major shift from where the indus-
try was in the 1990s during the last
major health care debate."


Insurers are trying to head off the
creation of a government insurance
plan that would compete with them,
something that liberals and many
Democrats are pressing for. To try
to win political support, the indus-
try has already made a number of
concessions.
Last year, for example, insurers
offered to end the practice of deny-
ing coverage to sick people. They
also said they would support a goal
of restraining cost increases.


Seventy-eight percent

voted against Charter 1


CAMPUS, from page 1

how you live your life."
Seventy-eight percent of those who voted at UF's two
campus precincts voted against Charter Amendment 1.
UF freshman Christen Downing also voted because of
her strong opinions on the two amendments but said she
didn't vote for a commission candidate.
"I didn't think I could make an educated vote there," she
said, "so I just voted for the amendments."
Eighty-one percent of on-campus voters voted yes on
Amendment 2, which requires the
Gainesville passing of a state referendum before
City Elections converting land currently used for
recreational or conservation purposes
to other use.
Out of those who voted, only 75 percent of students vot-
ed for a commission candidate, as opposed to 100 percent
in 2006.
Garrett Garner, a UF history senior and campus coordi-
nator for Equality is Gainesville's Business, said he thinks
the controversy over Amendment 1 was the biggest cause
of student turnout.
"Students just don't support taking rights away, so they
turned out en masse today," he said.
Garner said that Equality is Gainesville's Business
pushed its cause on campus because a lot of students didn't
know what the amendment meant for the civil rights of
Gainesville residents.
Once they learned about it, Garner said, most wanted to
take a stand against the discriminatory amendment.
"They stepped up today and overwhelmingly said, 'We
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ness to get students to vote no on Amendment 1 as part of a Pride Student Union demonstration on
Turlington Plaza Tuesday afternoon. Each couple had a sign that read "FIRED" for the lesbian and
gay couples and "HIRED" for the heterosexual couples. They represented the gay couples getting
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STUDENT GOVERNMENT

Senators postpone vote on amended lobbyist bill


By CHELSEA KEENAN
Alligator Writer

Senators dished out funds to student orga-
nizations at Tuesday night's meeting but dis-
agreed when it came to determining the future
of Student Government's lobbyists.
Senators decided not to vote on a bill that
would hold SG's two lobbyists more account-
able because the majority argued they lack the
power to alter the lobbyists' contracts.
Together the lobbyists are paid $55,000 a
year to represent student interests in the state
Legislature, a salary drawn from UF students'
Activity and Service Fee.
The bill, which was first presented at last


week's meeting, was originally intended to
fire the lobbyists, but it was amended to in-
crease the position's accountability.
If passed, lobbyists would have to submit
a written report four times a year and appear
before the Senate twice a year.
"It's a real multi-partisan amendment,"
said Orange and Blue Party Sen. Jonathon Os-
sip, an author of the amendment. "It keeps the
lobbyists, but it keeps them accountable."
Unite Party Sen. Ashton Charles, who mo-
tioned for the bill's postponement, said she
agreed with holding the lobbyists more ac-
countable but did not think SG had the power
to approve specific contracts.
"I think it's disappointing that we keep de-


"It's a real multi-partisan amend-
ment. It keeps the lobbyists, but it
keeps them accountable."
Sen. Jonathon Ossip
Orange and Blue Party

laying action, but if one more week means the
bill will pass, then I'm OK with that," said Or-
ange and Blue Party Sen. and bill author Ben
Cavataro.
Two student organizations were also
unanimously approved for SG funding dur-
ing the meeting. The Billy Mitchell Drill Team
received $2,599.55 so that the group can par-


ticipate in a national drill meet next month
in Colorado. The team was originally denied
funding six weeks ago but, after raising $2,700
on their own, resubmitted their request.
Roots and Shoots, a community service
group that focuses on environmental issues,
was given $191.64. The money allocated to
them will be used to purchase tools for service
projects done around UF and Gainesville.
Earlier in the meeting, recently elected Sen-
ate President Audrey Goldman addressed the
senators and vocalized goals she would like to
accomplish throughout her term.
Goldman's agenda includes improving the
SG Web site and having district senators orga-
nize town hall meetings for their constituents.


Charter Amendment 2 will require a vote to convert conservation land


ELECTION, from page 1

Mastrodicasa, he said. "It just re-
flects how powerful she is with the
university and having that base."
Richard Selwach, another At-
Large candidate, came in fourth with
6.19 percent of the vote which
was quite unexpected, he said.
"I thought for sure it was going
to be a runoff," Selwach said. "I
thought it was going to be a toss-up
between Krames, Mastrodicasa and
myself."
While other candidates met with
supporters or congregated at the Su-
pervisor of Elections Office to watch
results, Selwach was at Mark's
Prime Steakhouse, where basketball
was on TV.
Selwach attributed his loss to
Gainesville's "liberal democratic"
constituency, he said. However,
Selwach said he's not ready to retire
from politics.
"You haven't seen the last of me,"
he said, wip-
Gainesville ing sweat off
City Elections whi forehead
cloth napkin.
"I'll take District 4 or I'll take the
mayor's seat."
James Schlacta, the remaining At-
Large candidate, garnered the least
votes at 4.34 percent. Schlacta was
not at the Supervisor of Elections Of-
fice to watch the results come in.
Celebrations were also in or-
der for Commissioner Scherwin
Henry, who held a reception at the
Matheson Museum.
Henry won the District 1 seat
with 68.21 percent of the vote. How-
ever, Henry said the most important
thing is that his constituents are sat-
isfied and want him to remain their
commissioner for another term.
Henry's challenger, Marcia Wim-
berly, lost with 31.79 percent.
However, much of the attention
surrounding the election focused
on Charter Amendment 1. About
61 percent of the voters opposed
the amendment, which would
have eliminated Chapter 8 of the
Gainesville Code of Ordinances,
titled "Discrimination."
As election results rolled in at Bro-
phy's Irish Pub, anti-Amendment
1 advocate Daniel Roberts "had his
fingers crossed" for a "no" vote.
"My faith in Gainesville has been
restored," he said after the final pre-
cinct reported that Charter Amend-
ment 1 had failed.
Its passage would have removed


Jeanna Mastrodicasa, the At-Large City Commissioner incumbent, speaks to reporters after winning the election Tuesday night. Supporters
of Mastrodicasa and Gainesville residents against Amendment I gathered at the Supervisor of Elections Office to follow the results.


protected status for transgender, les-
bian, gay and bisexual residents.
Roberts feels that the amend-
ment's failure sends a message to
the rest of the country.
"Perhaps, lesbian, gay, bisexual
and transgendered people are equal
citizens of this nation," he said.
Citizens for Good Public Policy,
the pro-amendment group, stated
their disappointment in the results


At-Large 1


in an e-mail sent Tuesday night.
"We remain mindful of the tens
of thousands of women and children
whose privacy and safety have been
compromised by the substandard
legislative work of the Gainesville
City Commission," Mark Minck,
Citizen's chairman wrote.
At Brophy's Pub, about 150 Anti-
Amendment 1 supporters crowded
around televisions during an ad-


Election Results
District 1


Jeanna Mastrodicasa: 10,281, 58.13% Scherwin L. Henry 1,940, 68.21%


Robert Krames: 4,435, 25.08%
Tom Cunilio: 1,108, 6.27%
Richard Selwach: 1,094,6.19%
James Schlachta: 767, 4.34%


Marcia Wimberly 542, 33.25%


Cards Cast: 20,210


dress from President Barack Obama,
who spoke on the economic crisis,
but they seemed more focused on
the bottom of the screen, where
news tickers showed updated elec-
tion results.
Cheers and raised glasses greeted
each precinct as it became clear that
Amendment 1 would fail.
Chris Ott, who volunteered
with anti-amendment group Equal-


Amendment 1
YES 8,375 41.68%
NO 11,717 58.32%
Amendment 2
YES 15,226 80.69%
NO 3,643 19.31%


ity is Gainesville's Business, said he
canvassed, made phone calls and
cut down the wire from about 400
Obama signs to fit the smaller "No
on 1" signs.
"I'm just glad that it's over," he
said.
Ott had praise for student vot-
ers of Gainesville. "The student vote
was amazing," he said. "They have
open minds, not closed ones."
Speaking from a barstool amidst
the crowd gathered at Brophy's,
Joe Saunders, Equality's campaign
manager, gave a victory speech.
"We have set a model here in
Gainesville," he said.
Charter Amendment 2, which
will require a state referendum vote
to convert city-owned land used for
conservation, recreation or cultural
purposes to another use, passed
with 80.69 percent of the vote.






WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25, 2009 U ALLIGATOR, 15


Travel time builds team bonds


* UF'S FIVE ROAD MEETS HAVE GIVEN THE
GYMNASTS A CHANCE TO GROW CLOSER.

By EUGENIO TORRENS
Alligator Writer

For the UF gymnastics team, travel isn't all busi-
ness en route to the next meet. There is certainly
some leisure to be found.
Whether it's by plane or bus, the gymnasts have
racked up some travel stories along with the mile-
age.
From the Southern hospitality in Nashville,
Tenn., to the maybe not-so-hospitable confines of
Athens, Ga., a season of traveling provides bond-
ing, some stress and some stress-relieving games.
On the way back from the Southeastern Con-
ference Championships this weekend, the team
played charades before the plane ride.
"We did the category of animals, and then we
did a category of movies," junior Courtney Gladys
said. "(Melanie Sinclair) doing the animals was hi-
larious. She did a hippo, a chicken, a baboon. There
were some other ones. It was definitely worth the
entertainment."
It's sorely needed entertainment when they're
dealing with a three-hour layover for a 30-minute
flight.
"The layovers are probably the worst part of
traveling," senior Corey Hartung said. Hartung
admitted she's the first one to suggest a game when
boredom kicks in, especially on the bus, even if it
means being the guinea pig.
"One time I would climb up into the cabin part
(of the bus) because everyone's like, 'Corey you'd
fit up there,' and I would crawl up and crawl
through the cabin," Hartung said. "I get bored, and
I can't sit there."
Freshman Amy Ferguson was used to traveling
with her parents and other club gymnasts before


coming to UF but said she was nervous going to
the first couple of meets. The sudden change of
traveling with just her teammates for a dual meet
required an adjustment.
"At first I was so nervous on the way there. I
was always really quiet," Ferguson said. "But once
the first couple away meets came and we got there,
you really have so much fun because you bond
with the team. It turned into something I definitely
look forward to."
With five road meets under her belt, Ferguson
now has some road trip stories to tell, including
one from the drive back from Athens on March 1.
"Halfway through, everyone is starting to get
cramped up, and we stopped at a gas station, and
five or six of us just went outside
and had the most ridiculous rac-
es one leg, hopping on one
i leg, skipping, jumping jacks,"
Gymnastics Ferguson said. "At that point
we were just so tired of sitting
on the bus, we had to let it out."
Traveling as an orange-and-blue troupe natural-
ly brings attention, and the airport is no exception.
"Sometimes we get everything but gymnastics,"
Gladys said. "We'll get, 'Oh are you a golfer, vol-
leyball player?' I'll give them the golfer, but vol-
leyball player? I'm like five-foot here."
GATORS HEADED TO IOWA CITY: No. 6 UF was se-
lected to the NCAA North Central Regional as the
top seed in Iowa City, Iowa, on April 4.
"We were just hoping we wouldn't get sent all
the way across the country," UF coach Rhonda
Faehn said. "We're happy about Iowa, still fairly
close. We've never been there, so I think that'll be
something that's new and exciting."
Faehn knew heading into the grouping her team
wouldn't be sent to closer sites Raleigh, N.C., or
Tuscaloosa, Ala., because the Gators are too closely
ranked to some of the other schools in those re-
gions.


UF gymnast Courtney Gladys performs her floor exercise routine during
the Gators' 196.5 to 196.25 home win against Auburn on Jan. 16.


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QUIET, CLEAN, LOTS of GREEN SPACE
Rustic 1BR apt. $375/mo.
01BR cottage $435/mo. Call 378-9220 o
mobile 213-3901. 4-22-08-72-2

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


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

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

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

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


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


For Rent
unfurnished

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

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

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

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

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

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


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THE, LAURELS


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

Great Location Behind Butler Plaza
Affordable, Pet Friendly
Available Now & For Fall
1's-$639* 2's-$730 3's-$899
373-1111 www.SpanishTrace.org
4-22-09-72-2

Do you love where you live? Want to?
YOU CAN!
Cobblestone has EVERYTHING
you're looking for in a place to call home.
2/2 just $1099
3/3 just $1299
Ask how to get one month free!
YOU are our number one priority...
and trust us, you'll know.
352-377-2801
4-22-72-2

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


For Rent
unfurnished

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



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

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

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

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




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

Affordable, Quiet, Comfortable
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


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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25, 2009 U ALLIGATOR, 17


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


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


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

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
3-31-09-35-2

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


Luxury Apts @ UF
Brand New Apts w/in 2 Blks of UF Classes
W/D, Granite countertops, Walk-In Closets,
Free Roommate Finder Svc. From $599/br
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


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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 3-31-09-25-2

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







18, ALLIGATOR U WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25, 2009


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
4-22-26-2

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

*2/1 Apt-HW Firs-UF 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


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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

Summit House 1 BR/1 BA Available Now
574 Sq Ft Near Shands & VA $605 per mo.
$250 security. PIs. call 352-672-1482 7-2-
09-35-2


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3BDR/2BA Creekside home w/fireplace; H/A.
Lg fenced yd. Pets ok. New carpet/vinyl.
18 mi to UF or SFC. Non-smoking.
895 lst/last/dep 1st mo free 352-336-3566.
manlover@bellsouth.net 4-3-09-8-2

2br/2ba condo at Nantucket Walk.
close to UF. private balcony,comes with
couch, bar stools, washer/dryer, parking
space, etc. 700/mo. email carab@ufl.edu or
call 2566981203 4-7-09-10-2

3311 NW 30th Ave (4/2) $1200
600 NW 54th Ter (3/2) $1200
520 NW 52nd Ter (3/2) $1100
3700 NW 12th Ave (4/2) $1300
Email: SBR@Jacksonllc.com
Call: 352-316-1893 for appt. 4-22-09-22-2

3 Bd/ 2 ba quiet upstairs condo in Creeks
Edge. Recent remodel washer & dryer, cen-
tral a/c, minutes to campus on busline, incl
cable & internet. Avail Sept. $1500 furnished
or $1400 unfurnished 727-410-3617 6-9-
09-30-2

5 MINUTES TO UF
3/2. Excellent condition. Vaulted ceilings,
spa bath, 2 car garage. Newer home in area.
3647 NW 7th Place. $1350/mo lease. No
smokers. Avail Aug. 352-373-6080 4-14-
09-15-2


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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

Summer Sublease: 1 bedroom/ 1 bath in 3/3
townhouse. In a great location, available fur-
nished. Will sacrafice for only $300 a month.
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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


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


Apr-Aug Sublease. $640/mo for 1BR/1BA
apt in Stoneridge. 800+ sq. ft. w/no room-
mate. Will leave security deposit. Call
352.870.3395 or email missbhart@gmail.
com 3-31-09-5-3


Summer Sublet, large bedroom w/ private
bath and walk-in closet in Creeks Edge con-
do, minutes to campus on busline, incl cable
& internet & utilities $500/mo (furn or unfurn)
727-410-3617 4-22-09-21-3


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


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submit your classified ad
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right thru our website!
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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 3-31-
09-38-4

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

$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

1/1 avbl in 2/2.5 townhouse in fall semes-
ter.2 blocks from UF by midtown. 645/mth
+ utl, GREAT LOCATION. w/d. 7276470523
3-31-09-5-4

LARGE BEDROOM, PRIVATE BATH,
ROCKWOOD VILLAS 3/3 TOWNHOME
CONDO.
Available Summer and/or Fall. $400 + 1/3
utilities. 301-305-6206. On bus route. 4-7-
09-10-4

Move In Today! Huge Home 1.5 Miles to UF
Seeking 2 roomates 65" HD TV, Pool Table,
Nice Yard 2 Big Rooms avail. 13'x12'
NW 16 & 22 Easy to SFCC. Bike to UF
$450/Month 1/4 Utl. 561-756-5368 3-31-
5-4

4/3 w 1 female & 1 male looking for additional
female roomate for next year. Nicest student
home in Gville. Gym, HotTub, Beautiful
Kitchen, HUGE bedrooms, etc. Walk/Bike to
UF (near 34/univ) $595 Cell: 954-290-5657
4-1-09-6-4


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

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







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

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


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

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

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







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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







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*00000 SCOOTERS 000000
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!*
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 0 Chevys 0 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*****
000*0 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

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

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


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for injury or loss arising from contacts made
through advertising. We suggest that any
reader who responds to advertising use cau-
tion and investigate the sincerity of the ad-
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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25, 2009


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Hodge's career ends with loss to PSU

By MIKE DIFERDINANDO
Alligator Staff Writer
mdiferdinando@alligator.org

The Gators' season and senior Walter
Hodge's career came to an end Tuesday night.
Penn State (25-11) beat UF (25-11) 71-62 and
eliminated the Gators from the National Invita-
tion Tournament in the quarterfinal round.
Hodge scored 7 points in his final game at
the O'Connell Center.
"I'm always going to remember this day.
And these fans, I really appreciate what they
did," Hodge said. "I think I had a great ca-
reer."
Senior forward Jamelle Cornley, who did not
play in Penn State's second-round win against
Rhode Island, led the Nittany Lions with 23
points and 12 rebounds.
Cornley partially separated his left shoul-
der in Penn State's first-round victory against
George Mason last week.
Stanley Pringle scored 15, and he and Corn-
ley combined for more than half of the Nittany
Lions' offense.
"I thought we were going to do it for Walt,"
sophomore guard Nick Calathes said.
"This is Walt's last home game, and he's
been like a best friend to me, and I've known
him for so long."
The two teams traded baskets for most of the
first half.
But with just over four minutes to play,
freshman guard Erving Walker knocked down
his third 3-point basket of the first half and
brought UF's lead to 7 points the Gators'
largest of the game up to that point.
Penn State rallied back, knocking down
back-to-back threes and took a 33-32 lead into
the locker room.
the locker room. Andrew Stanfill / Alligator Staff
The Gators failed to score a basket in the fi- Andrew Stanfill/ Alligator staff
The Gators failed to score a basket in the fi- UF guard Erving Walker gets stopped by two Penn State players during the
nal four minutes of the half.
Gators' 71-62 loss to Penn State in O'Connell Center on Tuesday night.
SEE HOOPS, PAGE 23

UF WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

Gators bounced from NCAA Tournament


By CHRISTOPHER YAZBEC
Alligator Writer
cyazbec@alligator.org

The Huskies did not look very sharp
by their standards against the Gators on
Tuesday night.
Still, No. 1 Connecticut (35-0) defeat-
ed No. 8-seed UF (24-8) 87-59 in the sec-
ond round of the NCAA Tournament in
Storrs, Conn., to advance to the Regional
Semifinals.
The Gators put up all the fight they
had, trying to stay as close as possible
throughout, but it was going to take a lot




NBA: Boston vs. Orlando
SUN, 8 p.m.
NBA: Utah vs. Phoenix
ESPN, 10:30 p.m.


more than effort for them to pull the up-
set.
"UConn put it out of reach there in the
first half," UF assistant coach Susie Gard-
ner said.
"We fought back in the second half,
but they're an awfully good team."
UF was hampered by foul trouble ear-
ly on.
Senior point guard Sha Brooks played
sparingly in the first half after picking up
three quick fouls in the first seven min-
utes, including two offensive fouls in the
first 1:32 of the game.
All she could do was sit on the bench



UF golfer Billy Horschel was named
the Southeastern Conference Male
Golfer of the Week on Monday. Horschel
has led the Gators to two straight top-
five finishes in their last tournaments.


and watch, a look of disappointment in
her eyes she hadn't yet shown this sea-
son.
"That was probably, if you want to
script something, the worst-case scenario
that could have happened," said Gard-
ner, who added that she could see tears in
Brooks' eyes after she picked up her third
foul.
With the Gators' best player on the
sideline, senior forward Marshae Dotson
did all she could to spark her team, scor-
ing 12 points before the break.

SEE NCAA, PAGE 23


Home-court


advantage


not fair
ast time I checked, Goliath
didn't have home-turf ad-
vantage against David.
New York Giants receiver Da-
vid Tyree didn't make one of the
best plays in Super Bowl history
with New England snow flurries
falling on him.
Former Valparaiso guard Bryce
Drew didn't make a game-win-
ning 3-pointer against Mississippi
with a stadium full of fans booing
him.
The idea of having any sin-
gle-game
champion-
ship match
on neutral
court is ob-
vious.
It's fair.
BrianSteele Its right.
Steele-ing Bases It's common
bsteele@alligator.org sense.
That's
why women's college bas-
ketball has it so, so wrong.
It wouldn't have mattered if UF
had played Connecticut in Storrs,
Conn., Gainesville, Tallahassee or
Djibouti. The Gators would have
lost.
Did the NCAA really have to
gift wrap the Huskies a Final Four
berth? A team that goes undefeat-
ed doesn't need any more help.
That is, however, just the way the
women's tournament works. And
the sad part is, it's not just with
Connecticut.
How would you feel if you
were a No. 8 seed technically
the home team and you had to
go play on the No. 9 seed's home
court in the first round. That's just
what happened to eighth-seeded
Middle Tennessee State when it
traveled to East Lansing, Mich.,
to play Michigan State. The Spar-
tans downed the Blue Raiders by
1 point, 60-59, with their home
crowd behind them all the way.
Call it a hunch, but you'd think
playing on your home court gives
you more than 1 point.
It gets worse. No. 6-seed Ari-
zona State got to travel to Duluth,
SEE BRIAN, PAGE 23


POL QUSTIO


Today's question: How would you rate the UF men's bas-
ketball team's season?

Previous question: What will be the result of the UF
women's basketball team's game against Connecticut?
(see right for results)


Percent (Votes)
Con. 11-3251% (25)
Con. >32 20% (10)
UF wins 18% (9)
Con. <11 10% (5)
49 TOTAL VOTES


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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25, 2009 U ALLIGATOR, 23

UF GOLF

Gators off to fast start in first rounds of Dixie Classic


By ANTHONY CHIANG
Alligator Writer

Fast starts haven't been one of
the Gators' strengths this season.
But on Tuesday in St. George,
Utah, the No. 26 UF women's golf
team made it a strength and got off
in a hurry with a team score of 36
over par in the first two rounds of
the BYU Dixie Classic.
"In the first round we had three
good scores and in the second
round we might have gotten a little


too comfortable with the course
and when that happens it can come
back to bite you," coach Jill Briles-
Hinton said.
Their score was good enough for
third place, which marks the first
time the team has been in the top
five after the first day of an event all
spring.
Freshman Andrea Watts shot
5 over par during the first two
rounds. Both were played Tuesday.
She is currently tied for the seventh-
best individual score and is seven


shots behind first
place.
Meanwhile,
sophomore Jessi-
ca Yadloczky had
a first-day score
of 8 over par. In
the first round,
Briles-Hinton she shot 1 over
par but could not
maintain her strong play in the sec-
ond round of the day when she shot
7 over par. The wind grew stronger
during the second round of play


which did not help Yadloczky.
"The wind really picked up in
the second round, it was like we
were in wind tunnels," Briles-Hin-
ton said.
The other three UF golfers, Ni-
cole Schachner, Evan Jensen and
Lauren Uzelatz, shot a combined
score of 48 over par.
Jensen could not escape her ear-
ly tournament struggles and now
has a troubling combined score of
52 over par after two rounds of ev-
ery event this spring.


With this being the first time
playing on this course for most of
the team, Tuesday was an encour-
aging sign.
"They learned a lot about a
mountain golf course today and
they learned a lot about them-
selves," Briles-Hinton said. "Hope-
fully they can put everything to-
gether tomorrow and we can have
an excellent finish."
The Gators will be back on the
golf course in the final round of the
Dixie Classic on Wednesday.


Calathes will wait to speak to family, Donovan to make NBA decision


HOOPS, from page 22


Penn State jumped out to an early second-
half lead, but UF managed to cut the deficit
to a single point after two Calathes foul shots
with just more than 12 minutes to play.
The Nittany Lions answered, going on an
8-0 run that saw Penn State take their big-
gest lead of the game.


Down 10 with 5:29 to play, UF went on
a 9-1 run that brought the Gators to within
3 points with a little more than a minute to
play.
Penn State stopped any hopes UF had of
a comeback with back-to-back baskets and
six foul shots in the game's final 60 seconds.
Walker led the Gators with 16 points, and
center Alex Tyus finished with 15 points and
eight rebounds.


With the season now over and the NBA
within his reach, Calathes will have to make
a decision about his future.
"I'm not really thinking about that right
now," Calathes said. "But when it's time, I'll
sit down with Coach and my family and de-
cide from there."
Donovan said he was unsure about his
all-conference point guard's future.
"I have no idea (about) any of those


things. I think last year in New York some-
one asked me about Marreese (Speights),
and I was being honest. I have no idea,"
Donovan said. "I'm supportive of Nick.
Nick has always worked hard. He is a really,
really good competitor. Certainly we would
love to have him back here, and I would love
to coach him again. But if that decision is in
front of him, it's probably up to him and his
family."


UConn pulls away with 13-point run


NCAA, from page 22


She finished with 22 points.
"We felt like if we could get the ball to
her, she could use her quickness inside,"
Gardner said. "Marshae kept us in the
game."
Dotson did not get much help else-
where, however, with only three other
Gators getting on the scoreboard in the
first half.
The Gators hung tough for the first 12
minutes of the game.
After UF cut the lead to 6, Connecti-
cut's Renee Montgomery hit back-to-back
threes including a 4-point play to ig-
nite a 13-0 Huskies run that put them up
39-20 and all but sealed the deal.
The Huskies never looked back.
Steffi Sorensen was a small bright spot
for the Gators.
The junior guard hit a three from near-


ly half court at the buzzer of the first half,
and UF trailed 47-26 at the break.
Sorensen finished with 9 points on 3-of-
9 shooting from 3-point range.
UF, overmatched at every position on
the floor, was dismantled on the boards
34-13 before the half.
The Huskies were
unstoppable on the of-
fensive end as well, with
1FQ three players scoring 20
Women's or more points.
Basketball Montgomery led all
scorers with 25 points.
Junior center Tina
Charles added 22 points and 10 rebounds,
while sophomore guard Maya Moore fin-
ished with 22 points and 14 rebounds.
The game marked the end of the ca-
reers of Brooks, Dotson, Aneika Henry
and Kim Critton.
A radio broadcast contributed to this report.


BRIAN, from page 22


Ga. Their opponent was No. 11-seed
Georgia, and Athens is about 50 miles
from Duluth. Then there was 10th-
seeded San Diego State playing DeP-
aul in San Diego. Even No. 6-seed
LSU got a home game in the first two
rounds.
Then there was No. 12-seed Gon-
zaga getting to play in nearby Seattle
against No. 5-seed Xavier, and Gon-
zaga won. Perhaps the worst part was
watching as No. 2 Auburn had to play
No. 7 Rutgers in its home gym and see-
ing the Scarlet Knights wreck them.
I understand the selection com-
mittee wants fans at the game, and
the average person won't pay to go
see women's college basketball. You
don't, however, sacrifice the sanctity


of the game to get fans there. That's
what this is doing.
It's very debatable if the Gators are
one of the 16 best teams in the country,
but they don't deserve to be given a
slap in the face by the selection com-
mittee, which is exactly what they
did by giving them a second-round
matchup against Connecticut on
the Huskies' home court.
If UConn loses at any point in this
tournament, it'll be a historic upset.
It doesn't matter where the game is
played. There's no reason to make
their likely road to a championship as
smooth as a Porsche riding down 1-10
with no traffic.
The Gators aren't good enough to
beat a powerhouse this year. It's just
too bad they didn't have a fair chance
to prove it. In the NCAA Tournament,
a fair chance should be a given.


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North Florida uses 3-run eighth inning to down UF


By KYLE MAISTRI
Alligator Staff Writer
kmaistri@alligator.org

With three players listed as
catchers in the starting lineup, it's
no surprise offense gave way to
pitching and defense in UF's Tues-
day night matchup with North
Florida (9-15) in Jacksonville.
The Gators (14-8) started Hamp-
ton Tignor at catcher, Buddy Mun-
roe at designated hitter and Teddy
Foster at first base and played the
Ospreys 0-0 into the bottom of the
eighth inning when UNF scored 3
unearned runs and defeated UF 3-0
in the first game of the midweek
home-and-home series.
Freshman Greg Larson took the
mound for UF in the eighth inning
and UNF catcher David Eldredge
pinch-hit to lead off the inning.
Eldredge hit a ground ball to
second baseman Clayton Pisani,
who allowed the hitter to reach
base on an error.
Robbie Collier laid down a sacri-
fice bunt, which moved Eldredge to
second base before Larson got the
next batter to pop up to Tignor for
the second out. A wild pitch moved
him to third and UF coach Kevin
O'Sullivan brought in junior Tony
Davis to try to keep the Ospreys off
the board.
Davis walked a batter then gave
up the go-ahead run to senior Brian
Wilson, who singled through the


left side.
UNF added 2 more runs against
Davis before the lefty was able to
get out of the inning.
Pisani reached on an error to
lead off the top of the ninth, but the
next three hitters went down in or-
der to end the game.
UF's best chance to score came
in the first inning when it loaded
the bases with two outs, but Foster
flied out to right to end the threat.
The Gators wasted a solid start
from freshman
Anthony DeScla-
fani, who went
five innings
Baseball while allowing
just two hits and
one walk.
The teams will meet again to-
night at 6:35 in McKethan stadium.
LOCKE BACK WITH TEAM: A UF
spokesman released a statement
before Tuesday's game saying
that senior pitcher Stephen Locke
rejoined the team before the home-
and-home series with UNF.
Locke was kicked off the team
before the season after being
charged with a DUI, but the charg-
es have been dropped and he has
been placed back on the team's of-
ficial roster.
He did not pitch Tuesday night.
Locke posted a 5-2 record and
3.17 ERA while starting 12 games
last season, the second most on the
team.


UF pitcher Tony Davis throws a pitch during the Gators' 8-5 loss to Miami on Feb. 27. Davis gave up the
go-ahead run in the bottom of the eighth inning Tuesday against North Florida.


SANTA FE SOFTBALL


Saints swept by state's No. 1 team in doubleheader


SSCC SCORED 5 OF ITS 12
GAME-1 RUNS ON HOMERS.

By KELSIE HOECHERL
Alligator Writer

The Santa Fe College soft-
ball team, four-time Mid-Florida
Conference Champions, had two
swept from under it in a double-
header against Seminole Com-
munity College on Tuesday.

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The Saints (33-5, 8-4 MFC) lost
to the Raiders 12-6 in the first
game and 2-1 in the second.
"(It was) disappointing," SFC
coach Chris Ahern said.
"They weren't at their best.
There were errors at bad times,
no hits, and runners were left on
base and with bases loaded,
more than once. They (SCC) came
to play. They outhit us."
SCC, ranked No. 1 in the state,


was too much for SFC to handle.
A second-inning home run by
catcher Kelly Karshner set the
tone for the game.
Bitzer and Karshner couldn't
keep the ball in the park. Bitzer
had a 3-run homer in the top of
the fourth and a 1-run homer in
the top of the sixth.
Home runs by the Raiders ac-
counted for 5 of the first game's
12 runs.


Sophomore third baseman
Kristina Cruz tried to invigorate
the Saints offense in the bottom
of the third with a home run that
made the score 5-3, but the mo-
mentum never caught on.
Cruz went 2 for 3 with two
RBIs.
In Game 2, the Saints held their
own, keeping the game scoreless
until the third, when the Raiders
went up 1-0.


Freshman pitcher Kimberly
Squires (17-3, 0.71 ERA) tied the
score in the sixth with a home
run, but the Saints fell short in
the eighth inning, giving up an-
other run.
"We need to hit better," fresh-
man shortstop Morgan Fortson
said.
"We need to play as a team
and realize there are teams out
there that are better than us."


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